• iPhone XR pre-orders are now live
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    iPhone XR pre-orders are now live

    More than a month after Apple originally held its special iPhone media event, pre-orders for Apple's iPhone XR are finally live. If you're keen on picking up Apple's new 6.1-inch device as soon as possible, you'll either want to check out the official Apple Store app or visit the iPhone

  • iPhone XS and XS Max sales start strong, could lead to new records for Apple
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    iPhone XS and XS Max sales start strong, could lead to new records for Apple

    In a report released on Thursday, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shared data which shows that early returns for the iPhone XS and XS Max have been generally positive, with each accounting for 8% of US iPhone sales, respectively, for the quarter. Meanwhile, the iPhone X captured 14% of

  • Sam’s Club iPhone XR preorder deal gets you a $100 gift card
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    Sam’s Club iPhone XR preorder deal gets you a $100 gift card

    The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have been selling quite well according to analysts, but the new iPhone many people want won't be available for sale until next Friday. The iPhone XR is the cheapest 2018 iPhone Apple introduced, with prices starting at $749 for the 64GB version. But Sam’s Club has

  • Google Maps’ improved live-sharing makes it harder to fib about your ETA
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    Google Maps’ improved live-sharing makes it harder to fib about your ETA

    Remember the glory days of the pre-smartphone era, when the only things you did with your handset besides calling people were texting and maybe playing Snake? Those were the days, back when you'd be planning to meet up with friends and were able to promise yeah, yeah, I'm on my way when you know

  • Virtual reality experience forces people to lose their jobs and homes, boosts empathy
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    Virtual reality experience forces people to lose their jobs and homes, boosts empathy

    Reading a news story about an increase in the homeless population might make you feel sad for a moment but if we're all being honest you're probably going to totally forget about it a minute or so later. We've all become quite skilled at totally separating ourselves from the plight of our

  • We’ll have to wait even longer for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which has a weird working title
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    We’ll have to wait even longer for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which has a weird working title

    The third installment in Marvel's movie franchise about a certain motley crew of heroic space misfits keeps making news for everything except, you know, the movie itself. That's partly because the darn thing still doesn't have a director and now we're going to have to wait even longer

  • Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine
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    Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine

    For many people, flu season is little more than annoyance, but every single year thousands of people die from whatever strain of the disease is making the rounds. Sometimes the number is relatively small, with only around 12,000 to 15,000 deaths, while other years see 40,000 or 50,000 deaths, many of

  • Samsung’s newest Surface Pro rival is powered by a Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm
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    Samsung’s newest Surface Pro rival is powered by a Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm

    Microsoft a few weeks ago unveiled its brand new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 models, but these aren’t the only new Windows 10 toys in town. In fact, if you’re a fan of machines that run Windows 10 on ARM, you should know that Samsung just launched such a 2-in-1 tablet, the brand new Galaxy Book

  • The T Rex’s tiny baby arms might have been way more useful than they seem
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    The T Rex’s tiny baby arms might have been way more useful than they seem

    Running into a Tyrannosaurus rex in the wild would have been a truly frightening thing for just about any animal that roamed the earth between 65 million and 80 million years ago, and for an obvious reason. The mighty meat-eater was huge in size and had a mouth built to turn bones into powder. If it

  • There’s finally a way to keep beer and soda bottles fresh overnight, and it only costs $7.49
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    There’s finally a way to keep beer and soda bottles fresh overnight, and it only costs $7.49

    Sometimes I buy a bunch of craft beers for a get together and they always seem to come in those oversized bottles. Then at the end of the night, there are a bunch of half-full bottles left and I have no choice but to dump them out. At least that used to be the case until I came across Save Brands Silicone

  • OpenSignal: Verizon offers the best streaming video quality in the US
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    OpenSignal: Verizon offers the best streaming video quality in the US

    As each of the major US carriers continue to inch ever closer to one another in terms of overall quality, there are still countless ways that we can differentiate the big four from one another. In fact, just this week OpenSignal debuted its mobile video experience test , in which it pits the four major

  • As if things weren’t bad enough, MoviePass’ parent company is now under investigation for fraud
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    As if things weren’t bad enough, MoviePass’ parent company is now under investigation for fraud

    The headlines coming out of the struggling movie subscription service MoviePass in recent months have been a confusing assortment of tweaks to its plan terms, as well as financial moves behind the scenes to compensate for massive losses and subscriber churn. It's all contributed to the story of a

  • Amazon’s best-selling umbrella is windproof, but still compact and lightweight enough to carry anywhere
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    Amazon’s best-selling umbrella is windproof, but still compact and lightweight enough to carry anywhere

    Many people think there are only two options when it comes to umbrellas: you can buy a cheap one that’s bound to break, or you can buy a windproof model for a ton of cash. Well guess what — there’s a third option that gives you the best of both worlds. The Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon

  • This might tell us everything we need to know about the Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor
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    This might tell us everything we need to know about the Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor

    The Galaxy S10 is widely expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, a feature Samsung has been working on for a few years now. The Galaxy S8 was first rumored to get it, but Samsung kept delaying the launch of a flagship with an in-screen fingerprint sensor on account of various development

  • China wants to put a big fake moon in orbit to reflect sunlight back down at night
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    China wants to put a big fake moon in orbit to reflect sunlight back down at night

    The Moon is great, but apparently it's just not enough for the city of Chengdu in China. Not satisfied with the meager light the Moon reflects back down to Earth at night, scientists in the region plan to launch a satellite that will actually reflect sunlight back down to Earth and turn night into

  • The Sleepgram pillow’s smart design makes it perfect for back, side, or even stomach sleepers
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    The Sleepgram pillow’s smart design makes it perfect for back, side, or even stomach sleepers

    Are you a side sleeper and your partner is a back sleeper? Or perhaps one of you is a stomach sleeper? Finding the perfect pillow for two different people used to be impossible, but now it couldn’t be easier. The answer is the Sleepgram Pillow , a premium bed pillow with a brilliant design that consists

  • First round of iPhone XR reviews just hit the web much sooner than expected
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    First round of iPhone XR reviews just hit the web much sooner than expected

    At the stroke of midnight tonight, pre-orders for Apple's iPhone XR will open up with deliveries slated to begin just one week later on October 26. Without exaggeration, Apple's iPhone XR may very well help Apple set a new iPhone sales record, with some analysts anticipating that Apple may sell

  • Amazon’s running a one-day sale on our favorite compact drill and driver bundle
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    Amazon’s running a one-day sale on our favorite compact drill and driver bundle

    Unless you do seriously heavy-duty work on a regular basis, your priorities when shopping for a new cordless drill or impact driver should be simple. You want something powerful yet lightweight, you want good battery life and batteries that are easily swapped, and you want it to be reliable. Bosch'

  • Meet AmazonSmile, the company's charitable shadow clone site
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    Meet AmazonSmile, the company's charitable shadow clone site

    Amazon's relatively hidden shadow site, smile.amazon.com, donates .5% of every purchase to a charity of your choice. So far, the donations total nearly $100 million. But is there a catch?

  • Toshiba’s 3TB portable hard drive is on sale for $83 today
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    Toshiba’s 3TB portable hard drive is on sale for $83 today

    If you're looking for a cost-effective way to offload all of your files but still be able to take them with you anywhere, today is your lucky day. Amazon is running a sale on the popular Toshiba Canvio Basics 3TB Portable External Hard Drive that shaves a few extra dollars off of its already affordable

  • Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event on October 30th
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    Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event on October 30th

    Even though we're just a few weeks removed from Apple unveiling its 2018 iPhone lineup and the jaw-dropping Apple Watch Series 4, the company still has a few more products it plans to release before the 2018 holiday shopping season kicks off. Earlier today, Apple sent out invitations for yet another

  • Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event for October 30
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    Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event for October 30

    Even though we're just a few weeks removed from Apple unveiling its 2018 iPhone lineup and the jaw-dropping Apple Watch Series 4, the company still has a few more products it plans to release before the 2018 holiday shopping season kicks off. Earlier today, Apple sent out invitations for yet another

  • YouTube now lets you browse on desktop while you watch videos in the Miniplayer
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    YouTube now lets you browse on desktop while you watch videos in the Miniplayer

    At long last, one of the YouTube mobile app's best features is coming to desktop. This week, YouTube informed users that a new feature has been added to the desktop version of YouTube that will allow them to watch videos in a corner of their browser while they continue to browse around the site.

  • Nest’s popular smart thermostat probably won’t be this cheap again until Black Friday
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    Nest’s popular smart thermostat probably won’t be this cheap again until Black Friday

    There are dozens of different options out there these days for people in search of a good smart thermostat. Of course, there's still only option for anyone looking for the best of the bunch. The Nest Learning Thermostat still sports a design and features that can't be beat, and it's currently

  • 6 paid iPhone apps that are free downloads on October 18th
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    6 paid iPhone apps that are free downloads on October 18th

    If you thought yesterday's roundup of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a good one, well, you'd be correct. It was one of the best roundups we've had in the recent past, and there are still a few freebies in there that you can go back and download if you missed that