apple
You Can Get a Red iPhone Now

Apple’s online store was down for maintenance this morning, leaving us all in wonder as to what mystery product would soon be available to purchase. Would it be a new iPad Pro? A souped-up MacBook? The mass-availability of AirPods? Not quite, but there is now a red iPhone 7 or 7 Plus! Read More >>

allcade 64 bit review
This £127 Console Gave Me Every Nintendo Game I’ve Ever Owned in 4K

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with retro video games. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited about the NES Classic Edition; it’s also why I spent my Thanksgiving documenting how to put together a Raspberry Pi-based mini SNES instead of brining turkeys. But building an emulation console from scratch takes time, and I’ve was curious if there was a more streamlined, turnkey solution. That’s when I happened across a Kickstarter for the Allcade 64-bit, a Raspberry Pi 3-based system in a housing that looked just like a classic Nintendo 64 cartridge. It promises all the cool hackery Pi-vibe with none of the command line or soldering. Read More >>

google
Google Wants to Make Your Images Take Up Less Space

For years, Google has been trying to reduce how space images take up on the web. Most of those efforts have been based around its proprietary (and largely ignored by non-Google entities) WebP format, but a new project out of the company’s research and open source divisions could help make JPEG images—one of the most common image formats on the planet—up to 35 per cent smaller, while retaining their quality. Read More >>

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Your Favourite Netflix Shows Might Start Looking Different on Your Phone

How do you watch Netflix? If you live here, you probably primarily watch your favourite shows or movies on your TV—or at the very least a laptop—but thanks to features like offline viewing and more generous mobile data plans, mobile usage has increased. This is especially true in markets such as India, South Korea, and Japan. The challenge, however, is that nearly every TV show or movie you watch on Netflix was designed to be viewed on a larger screen. Read More >>

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The Latest Version of Chrome Will Prevent Tabs From Killing Your Battery Life

The latest version of Google Chrome (which is available now) will finally do something to prevent background tabs from killing your laptop’s battery. Read More >>

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The Beats X Earbuds Are AirPods For People Who Like to Move

Last Autumn, Apple killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and tried to convince us all that we would be much happier with Bluetooth headphones instead. Apple’s flagship solution for all of that woe came by the way of the AirPods, £160 headphones with absolutely no wires. For the price, I like AirPods, but they aren’t without problems. Fortunately, the Apple-owned Beats has a solution for users who want Bluetooth headphones without those problems, and it comes by way of the new £130 Beats X earbuds. Read More >>

samsung
Everything We Know About the Insane Scandal Rocking Samsung and South Korea

Exploding phones are the least of Samsung’s worries. On Thursday night, a South Korean court formally removed the country’s president, Park Geun-hye, from office. The removal came four months after a corruption scandal rocked the foundation of not just the South Korean government, but also the nation’s biggest company. Read More >>

security
Nest Adds a Security Feature It Should Have Had All Along

Nest has finally added support for two-factor authentication to help give its user accounts greater security. On the surface, this is a good idea—and plenty of people have said as much—but it also begs a very obvious question: What the hell took them so long? Read More >>

fitbit
Fitbit Finally Made A Good Looking Heart Rate Tracker

Last year, Fitbit released the Fitbit Alta, a fitness tracker with more features than the Fitbit Flex, but with a consideration for fashion and design that you don’t see with some of Fitbit’s other offerings. Read More >>

apps
Yelp Will Now Help Users Find Gender Neutral Bathrooms

On Friday, Yelp announced that it will now allow users to find out if a business has a gender neutral bathroom. Yelp’s definition of a gender neutral bathroom is a single-stall bathroom accessible by any gender. Read More >>

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Hootsuite CEO ‘Apologises’ After Telling Reporter to Call 1-800-EAT-DICK

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: never tweet. This is a lesson you would think the CEO of a company that makes software for managing social media would know intimately. You would be wrong. Read More >>

gaming
Xbox’s New Gaming Subscription is Just What the Struggling Console Needed

In this generation of console wars, the Xbox One has lagged behind the PS4 in both sales and consumer mindshare. In fact, a January report from games intelligence firm SuperData pegged Microsoft has selling half the number of consoles as Sony. To be frank, Microsoft is getting its ass kicked. Read More >>

apple
This iPhone 8 Rumour is Absolutely Insane

We’re about six months away from the next iPhone, AKA the iPhone 8 (or the iPhone X, or the iPhone: Tenth Anniversary Edition), and as such, supply chain rumours are starting to leak out. Read More >>

google
Former Google Engineer Blasts Company’s HR Practices After Sexual Harassment Revelation

Earlier today, Recode reported that Uber had asked its new SVP of engineering, Amit Singhal to resign after he failed to disclose the circumstances involved in his departure from Google. According to Recode, Singhal resigned from Google in early 2016 after an investigation into a sexual harassment claim brought against him by another employee. Singhal has denied the allegations, but according to Recode, Google found them “credible”. Read More >>

mwc 2017
The Nostalgia Tech Trend Is Bad 

At the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, we saw two formerly great smartphone brands— Nokia and BlackBerry — try to win their way back into consumers’ hearts with the relaunch of decidedly old-school gadgets. BlackBerry Mobile, whose name is licensed to Chinese electronics maker TCL, introduced its newest throwback the BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android phone that looks like an updated, more modern version of the BlackBerry 9900. Nokia, now run by HMD Global, just decided to straight-up bring back the 3310 form-factor, but with a colour screen, a camera, and crazy battery life. Read More >>