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Sep 9, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Vivaldi is releasing an Android version of its highly-customizable browser

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 9, 2019 - Image: Vivaldi Vivaldi, a web browser from a group of developers that formerly worked on Opera, is one to consider if you really want to customize your browsing experience. Now, Vivaldi is bringing that power-user spirit to mobile with a new Android version, available today in beta. The Android version offers a number of features that will be familiar to current Vivaldi users. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see your. [more...]

Sep 9, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Google’s Pixel 4 might come in a bright orange color

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 9, 2019 - Rumored Pixel 4 orange color | Weibo Google’s annual Pixel unveiling is likely around a month away, but we’re starting to hear and see a lot more about the upcoming Pixel 4. A potential leak from Weibo (spotted by Android Central) suggests that the Pixel 4 may come in a new bright orange color this year. Rumored images appear to show the new color option alongside the large rear camera section on the device.. [more...]

Sep 9, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Focos 2.0 turns any photo into a ‘portrait’

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 9, 2019 - A new update to Focos lets you turn any photo into a “portrait mode”-style image with fully adjustable depth of field, no matter what kind of camera you took it with. It’s not quite magic, but it is pretty cool. Focos has long been one of the most ambitious photo-editing apps on iOS, giving you control over the depth map generated by dual-camera iPhones in portrait mode. You can adjust. [more...]

Sep 9, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Elon Musk: Tesla pickup truck pushed back to November

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 9, 2019 - An early concept image of the pickup truck shown at the unveiling of the Tesla Semi. | Image: Tesla The Tesla pickup truck, described by Elon Musk as “the coolest car I’ve ever seen,” is now looking at a November reveal at the earliest, according to a tweetfrom the Tesla CEO. The science-fiction inspired electric pickup truck had been expected to arrive this summer, or October at the latest, based on previous statements made by. [more...]

Sep 8, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Jabra’s Elite 75t earbuds boost battery life and make the long-awaited switch to USB-C

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 8, 2019 - Jabra’s Elite 65t true wireless earbuds were the default recommended alternative to AirPods for a long time. They were one of the first pairs to nail the basics of solid connectivity, satisfactory battery life, and good-enough sound quality. But other companies like Sony, Beats, and Samsung have managed to catch up in recent months. So it makes sense that at IFA 2019, Jabra is ready to unveil what’s next. The. [more...]

Sep 8, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Samsung is canceling all Galaxy Fold preorders so it can ‘rethink the entire customer experience’

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 8, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung may have finally fixed the Galaxy Fold and confirmed new release datesfor the foldable phone, but anyone who preordered the phone earlier this year may still be out of luck: Samsung is emailing customers to cancel all preorders while it “rethink[s] the entire customer experience” surrounding the sale of the phone, as seen in a tweets from YouTuber M. Brandon Lee and others. A Samsung representative confirmed. [more...]

Sep 8, 2019 6:10 AM ET

GM will use Google’s embedded Android Automotive OS in cars starting in 2021

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 8, 2019 - Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images General Motors will use Google’s new Android Automotive OS to power the infotainment systems in its cars starting in 2021, the two companies announced on Thursday. That means Google Assistant, Maps, and other automotive-approved Android apps will be available in GM’s cars via the Play Store without requiring the use of an Android smartphone. All GM brands outside of China will offer the native automotive. [more...]

Sep 7, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Facebook throttles clickbait parody site Reductress for sharing too much clickbait

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 7, 2019 - Reductress is a well-known feminist satire site that skewers clickbait-y women’s media — popular articles include “Wealthy Friend A Totally Free Spirit” and “These Women Are Beautiful, Even Though They Are All Freshwater Catfish.” Facebook periodically tries to cut back on sensational, low-quality “clickbait” content by reducing the reach of pages that post it. Facebook is also a gargantuan platform policed by a combination of automated systems and overworked moderators. You won’t believe what happened next. This morning, site. [more...]

Sep 7, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Apple iPhone 11 event rumors ranked from mind-blowing to no way

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 7, 2019 - Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple’s September 10th hardware event is just a few days away, and there’s lots of news and hardware to look forward to. Reports indicate that you should expect three new iPhones with the same screen sizes and resolutions as the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. The 2019 lineup will also likely have a different naming scheme: if one popular rumor is true,. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 3:40 PM ET

Thieves are now using AI deepfakes to trick companies into sending them money

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Illustration by Alex Castro and Grayson Blackmon / The Verge It seems like every few days there’s another example of a convincing deepfake going viral or another free, easy-to-use piece of software (some even made for mobile) that can generate convincing video or audio that’s designed to trick someone into believing a piece of virtual artifice is real. But according to The Wall Street Journal, there may soon be serious financial and legal ramifications. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 3:10 PM ET

Lenovo embraces Google Assistant with new Smart Display 7 and convertible tablets

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Lenovo was one of the first companies to build a Google Assistant-powered smart display, and at IFA 2019 it’s introducing a few new Google Assistant display options: a smaller Smart Display 7 and a pair of Smart Tab tablets that run Android, but offer enhanced Assistant integration thanks to a new Ambient Mode feature.   First up is the Smart Display 7, which joins Lenovo’s larger. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 2:40 PM ET

Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode turns Android devices into smart displays

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Image: Google Today at IFA, Google is announcing a new feature for Google Assistant: Ambient Mode. On a few upcoming Android phones and tablets, this new mode will turn those devices into something like a Google Nest Hub (neé Google Home Hub) display when docked. It will show calendar info, weather, notifications, reminders, music controls, and smart home controls. Also like the Nest Hub smart display, it will automatically show a slideshow. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 2:10 PM ET

Season 1 of Into the Dark blurred the line between TV and film, but rarely in a good way

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo: Richard Foreman / Hulu Blumhouse Productions was in the news quite a bit in August 2019 due to the uproar over the movie The Hunt. Co-produced by Blumhouse founder Jason Blum, the satirical thriller was pulled from release by distributor Universal Pictures after right-wing pundits slammed the film’s trailer, saying it appeared to endorse the idea of wealthy liberal elites stalking and killing salt-of-the-earth middle-American conservatives. Amid the furor, Blumhouse quietly announced. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 1:40 PM ET

The Motorola One Zoom offers four cameras at an affordable $450 price

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Motorola has a second new phone for its One series, which it announced at IFA 2019: the Motorola One Zoom. It offers four rear cameras (including a 3x zoom lens that gives the phone its name), while still hitting a fairly affordable $449.99 price point. The standout feature here is obviously the camera system, which, as mentioned, has a total of four lenses: a main camera with a 48-megapixel sensor (which. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Verizon 5G is barely coming to ‘parts of the seating areas’ at some NFL stadiums

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge Verizon is continuing the rollout of its fast but spotty 5G service by bringing 5G to 13 NFL stadiums for kickoff weekend this Sunday. But the speedier network will only be available in “parts of the seating areas” and “could” be available in other parts of the stadiums. That type of hedging doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that Verizon’s 5G will let you post that touchdown celebration. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 12:40 PM ET

LG’s new G8X ThinQ bets that two screens are better than a foldable one

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge In the shadow of Samsung taking a second attempt at launching the Galaxy Fold, LG has come to IFA 2019 with a different approach to unfolding a phone’s potential: dual screens. Today the company is announcing the LG G8X ThinQ, and with it comes a revised take on the “Dual Screen” snap-on case that LG launched in Korea with the V50 earlier this. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Volkswagen will help turn old Beetles and microbuses electric

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Images: Volkswagen Volkswagen has announced a new way for vintage Beetle owners to convert their cars to battery electric power. The automaker is partnering with a German firm called eClassics that will actually perform the retrofits, while VW will provide the batteries and powertrain. VW says it’s already working on an electric conversion solution for vintage microbuses, too. Beyond that, “[a]n e-Porsche 356 could also be pursued in the future,” board member. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 11:40 AM ET

Investigation into vaping illness narrows to one substance

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - | Mike Wren, NYS Department of Health US officials working to track down the cause of a rash of lung illnesses connected to vaping are honing in on one potential contaminant as the investigation continues. The substance in question is an oil derived from Vitamin E, The Washington Postreports. Vitamin E can be found in almonds and avocados, and the oil derived from it is commonly used in beauty products. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 11:10 AM ET

Nintendo teases strange new motion control experience for Switch

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Fresh off its Nintendo Direct announcements yesterday, the gaming company is already teasing a “new experience” for the Switch — some sort of bizarre new motion controller accessory that uses the console’s Joy-Con controllers, promising more details on September 12th. The teaser is light on details but it appears that there’s two pieces of the device: a primary, flexible ring that one Joy-Con half is inserted into, and which has some. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 10:40 AM ET

Medium is toying with being the place for all your longreads — even if they’re paywalled

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Medium has become a popular place for people who don’t run their own websites to post long essays and scathing exposes, in addition to producing some original journalism, all in an elegant interface that lends itself to longform reading. But a new experimental “Save to Medium” feature discovered by app sleuth Jane Manchun Wong suggests Medium has bigger aims — it might like to be the place you read all those lengthy web-based stories you don’t have. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Foxconn’s first announced product for its Wisconsin factory is an airport coffee robot

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Image: Briggo Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn is expanding its controversial Wisconsin presence with automated coffee robots. The manufacturer, known best for helping create the world’s most popular electronics devices predominantly in its Chinese factories, today announced a partnership with a Texas-based company called Briggo, which makes automated coffee dispensers the size of modest mall kiosks mostly for airports and corporate offices. The news was reported by theMilwaukee Business Times. Foxconn will help. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Samsung reaches peak flagship with a blockchain-branded Galaxy Note 10

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge With four different Galaxy S10s, four Galaxy Note 10s, and the impending launches of two Galaxy Folds, Samsung’s flagship lineup for this year has officially reached ten phones. Perhaps this is too many, but Samsung doesn’t seem to think so. It’s now releasing a blockchain-branded variant of the Galaxy Note 10 to bring in customers holding out for a cryptocurrency-focused Samsung flagship. The Wall Street Journal reports. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 9:10 AM ET

Huawei builds 5G modem into flagship Kirin 990 processor

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Huawei’s latest Kirin 990 flagship chipset will include a version with a built-in 5G modem, as well as offering a speed increase compared to its predecessor, the company announced onstage at IFA 2019 today. The 7-nm processor includes a modem which Huawei says can offer a maximum download speed of 2.3Gbps, and a maximum upload speed of 1.25Gbps, alongside eight ARM Cortex CPU. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Huawei’s latest AirPods imitators add noise cancellation

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge Huawei is adding noise cancellation to the third-generation of the FreeBuds, its true wireless earbuds that look almost identical to Apple’s AirPods. The FreeBuds 3, which the company announced onstage today at IFA 2019, include four hours of battery life in the earbuds themselves, and come with a circular puck-shaped charging case that expands their total listening time to 20 hours. The earbuds are. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Microsoft’s first PowerToys for Windows 10 now available to download

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Microsoft revealed earlier this year that PowerToys were coming back to Windows 10. PowerToys used to be useful little utilities that would let you further customize Windows, and now Microsoft is releasing two new utilities for Windows 10 under the PowerToys brand. The first is a Windows key shortcut guide that is a full screen overlay with dynamic shortcuts for each active window or app. You can use the utility to hold down. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Facebook Dating could have an unfair advantage over its competitors

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A defining feature of Facebook’s approach to product development is its ruthlessness, which often manifests as a kind of shamelessness. If good taste ever dictates that Facebook stay out of a product, history shows that it’s likely to wade right in. There are, for example, all the times that the company copied Snapchat. Or there was the development of the always-listening Portal video. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Netgear’s fast new Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh system costs $699.99

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - The Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh system includes a router and satellite. | Image: Netgear How much do you love Wi-Fi? Enough to spend $699.99 on a new high-performance Orbi mesh network? The setup is so mind-blowingly sophisticated that Netgear has dubbed it the Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852), calling it the “ultimate whole home wireless network” for multi-gigabit dwellings. The Orbi tri-band WiFi 6 router boasts four times the network capacity. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Huawei gets around Android ban with ‘new’ P30 Pro design

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - As we await Huawei’s Mate 30 launch later this month, the company has revealed a “new” redesigned P30 Pro. Unlike the existing P30 Pro, it comes in a two-tone matte and glossy finish, in either blue or lavender. While the design is new, this P30 Pro also comes with Android 10 preinstalled, which is a clever way for Huawei to launch a “new” device with Google’s latest Android operating system. Just. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 6:10 AM ET

8chan could be back online as soon as next week, lawyer says

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Jim Watkins, YouTube 8chan owner Jim Watkins provided evidence to congressional staffers on Thursday to comply with a subpoena the House Homeland Security Committee issued him after a series of racist manifestos from mass shooters were posted on the site. His site has remained down since shortly after the shooting — but new statements made to The Verge suggest it may be coming back sooner than many expected. According to Watkins’s lawyer,. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 1:40 PM ET

Lime, Jump, Bird, Spin pledge to remove their Florida scooters and bikes to avoid flying menaces

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Hurricane Dorian’s expected landfall on Florida has Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa scrambling to remove bikes and scooters from their streets. If the devices aren’t removed from the streets, they could potentially be picked up by hurricane winds — transforming into threats to people and property. Miami has demanded that all of these mobility companies remove their products from the streets by. [more...]