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  • Cochlear Debuts iPhone-Compatible Cochlear Implant Processor

    11:33am By Eric M. Zeman
    A new product from Cochlear Limited will allow iPhone owners to stream sound from their device directly to their cochlear implant. This is made possible by the Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, a behind-the-ear sound processor that bridges the iPhone and the…
  • Android Auto Can Now Navigate with Waze

    10:35am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today made Waze available within Android Auto. The new integration means those who prefer Waze to Google Maps can take advantage of Waze via their car's in-dash infotainment center. In order to use Waze, Android users will need to download the latest…
  • Apple Must Pay U. Wisconsin $506 Million Over Patent

    9:09am By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple was ordered this week by a U.S. judge to pay $506 million to the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) thanks to patented technology found in Apple's A7, A8, and A8X processors. The patent involves increasing the efficiency of chips…
  • USB 3.2 Spec Promises to Double Data Transfer Speeds

    8:48am By Eric M. Zeman
    The USB 3.0 Promoter Group this week released the spec for USB 3.2, which has the potential to boost speeds through cables. Specifically, USB 3.2 takes advantage of the multi-lane operation that has been built into existing USB Type-C cables. Now, as long as…
  • Giphy Makes It Possible to Create GIFs In Your Mobile Browser

    8:30am By Eric M. Zeman
    Giphy recently rolled out a new tool that eases the GIF creation process. Now, there's no app to download and install because Giphy built the GIF maker into its mobile web site. People need only enter a YouTube or video URL, or capture or upload a video to…
  • Google's Trusted Contacts App Lands On iOS

    Tue 4:10pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today brought its Trusted Contacts app, available to Android devices since last year, to iOS handsets. Trusted Contacts lets people share their location with others during emergencies. The app simplifies the process of adding friends and family as…
  • Apple Makes Third iOS 11 Beta Available to Public Testers

    Tue 3:37pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today released iOS 11 Public Beta 3 to those testing the platform. The release follows closely that of a new build for developers, which was made available earlier this week. This third beta is much more stable than the first or second. iOS 11 targets…
  • Adobe to Retire Flash In 2020

    Tue 3:35pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Adobe today said it will stop updating and distributing the Flash player in 2020. The web plugin is widely used across the web to power experiences such as video and gaming. Adobe says new, open standards such as HTML5 and WebGL have already begun to replace…
  • Motorola Offering Free Projector Mod with Moto Z2 Force Purchase

    Tue 3:14pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Motorola today said consumers who purchase the new Moto Z2 Force at any time between now and September 10 will receive a free projector Moto Mod. Consumers can buy the Z2 Force via any channel, such as a wireless carrier, electronics store, or Motorola.com.…
  • Motorola Shows Off 360-Degree Camera Moto Mod

    Tue 3:04pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Motorola today revealed a new modular accessory along with the Moto Z2 Force: an attachable 360-degree camera. The camera can capture 360-degree images and 4K video, as well as 150-degree shots from either the front or back. The 360 Camera Moto Mod comes with…
  • Qualcomm Makes Good On Promise to Release Neural SDK

    Tue 2:52pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Qualcomm today made its Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK available to all developers. The SDK was first announced in May 2016 and has been in limited testing with select partners since the third quarter of 2016. Today signals the wide release of the…
  • Hands On with the Moto Z2 Force

    Tue 1:32pm By Eric Zeman & Rich Brome
    Motorola today announced the Moto Z2 Force, the company's newest flagship phone. The phone sports a durable ShatterShield display, thin metal design, dual cameras, and of course supports the company's Moto Mods system of snap-on accessory modules. We took it…
  • Moto Z2 Force Drops 'Droid' Branding On Verizon

    Tue 12:50pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Motorola announced the Z2 Force today, which replaces both the Z and Z Force from last year. The phone will be sold by most U.S. carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. Motorola said the Verizon variant will not include…
  • Motorola Reveals the Moto Z2 Force Flagship with Shattershield

    Tue 11:14am By Eric M. Zeman
    Motorola today announced the Moto Z2 Force, its flagship handset for 2017. The Z2 Force carries over the Shattershield nearly unbreakable display from last year's phone. It is a slim handset boasting a metal chassis and compatibility with Motorola's system of…
  • Google Maps and Google Search Debut SOS Function

    Tue 8:16am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today announced its Google Maps and Google Search apps will soon show critical information regarding natural and other disasters that may strike. The SOS Alerts, as they are called, will appear at the top of search results and within maps as people look…
  • Google Says More Daydream VR Phones Are On the Way

    Tue 8:08am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company's handset partners have new Daydream-compatible devices in the pipeline and there should be a total of 11 such phones available by the end of the year. At the moment, only four phones are able to use Google's virtual…
  • Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked

    Mon 4:06pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28. The J7 (pictured) is the larger,…
  • Google Drops Android O Release Candidate

    Mon 2:02pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today made Android O Developer Preview 4 available to application developers and said this is the final preview before Google releases Android O to consumers later this year. This build contains the final user interface system behaviors, the latest bug…
  • Apple Pushes Fourth Round of Developer Betas

    Mon 1:11pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 11 to application developers. This build is not meant for public beta testers, though Apple typically offers new public betas shortly after it releases developer code. In this beta, Apple continues to refine iOS 11 and…
  • T-Mobile Offering Scam Protection to MetroPCS Subscribers

    Mon 9:11am By Eric M. Zeman
    T-Mobile today said it is extending the same scam-stopping tool its postpaid customers have enjoyed since April to its prepaid MetroPCS customers beginning July 25. T-Mobile introduced the network-based tool earlier this year to help identify and block…