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Google partners with Howard University in an effort to recruit more black engineers

Juniors and seniors enrolled in Howard University’s computer science program can study for three months at the newly dubbed “Howard West.”

Technology has always had a diversity issue. But rather than relegate to the way things appear to be, some technology companies are instead electing to invest in changing the status quo. Google has been particularly active in its initiatives. The company announced that it’s partnered with Howard University to launch a school branch on its Mountain View campus,  [Read More…]

HTC U Ultra second opinion: U expect more

HTC’s first phablet in years is a perfectly fine phone that feels a little half-baked in places — and for $ 750… well, you expect more.

Five or six years ago, HTC was a titan of the smartphone world. But the past half-decade hasn’t been kind to the Taiwanese company. It’s lost money, market share and several high-profile designers and executives.

Nevertheless, HTC’s still here, and still making pretty good phones, both under its own brand name  [Read More…]

Massive emoji update slated for June includes zombies, dinosaurs, vampires, and more

Get ready for a whole lot of new emoji.

The Unicode consortium has released a draft of the Emoji 5.0 update, which includes 69 new emoji that will be released in June 2017. The new additions include a T-Rex, fairies, mages, zombies, vampires, genies, mermaids, a breastfeeding woman, curling stone, and more.

The folks at Emojipedia have a comprehensive list of the new emoji, so head on down there if you’re interested in taking a look  [Read More…]

Instagram continues to morph itself into more than just another social network

You’re already posting pictures to Instagram and using it to exclusively chat with your pals. You’ll soon be able to book your next appointment through it, too.

Ahh, Instagram. It’s become one of those bonafide social networks that’s really more than it advertises to be. Instagram isn’t just a reel of photos your friends are posting from their days out in the sun. It’s where you can keep long running group chats  [Read More…]

There’s so much more to Android O than we know right now

You may not be impressed by the first Android O Dev Preview, but don’t lose hope.

We’ve said it time and time again, but it requires reiteration when a new Android Developer Preview is announced: don’t judge an entire upcoming Android platform update by its first Developer Preview release. Android O just launched officially in the form of a Developer Preview that can be downloaded and flashed to Pixel or late-model Nexus, and in typical Google fashion  [Read More…]

Google News & Weather now gives you way more headlines, because content

The app’s new motto is “just keep scrolling.”

If you’re already Googling your news every morning, maybe it’s time to consider downloading Google’s News & Weather app instead. The app received a feature bump from its maker. You can now peruse through 200 news stories at a time with More Headlines by simply scrolling on and on.

The More Headlines section loads as you scroll, offering a seemingly endless stream of articles. The News & Weather app  [Read More…]

Pixel C just got updated with Pixel launcher, multi-tasking and more

We recently reported that with the new Android 7.1.2 beta 2 update the Nexus 6P finally got the highly requested fingerprint scanner gesture feature. Well the Nexus 6P is not the only device receiving the beta 2 build, but also the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C. Speaking of the Pixel […]

LG’s cute airport robots show a lighter, more helpful side of technology

There’s more to these big companies than just phones and computers.

When we think about LG as a company, we understandably tend to focus on its phones, TVs and perhaps components — after all, we’re most excited when something like the LG G6 or a new display is announced. But LG is a massive company that does all sort of things with electronics (and beyond), like the cute and helpful airport robots the it announced at CES  [Read More…]

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus: What’s changed and which offers more value?

The Moto G5 Plus offers a lot of value, but there are tradeoffs.

The Moto G5 Plus is all set to make its debut in the U.S. shortly, featuring several key upgrades over its predecessor. Motorola has announced that the variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage will retail for $ 229, $ 20 less than what the Moto G4 Plus debuted at last year. The model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage will  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.0 gets even more fashionable on the Guess Connect smartwatch

Recently we told you that luxury brands Montblanc and Tag Heurer launched two new Android Wear 2.0 aimed for premium customers. Now American clothing brand and retailer, Guess has joined the race with an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch of its own. Actually the smartwatch represents a refreshed version of the previous Guess Connect watch. It […]