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ZTE’s apparently making a phone with two notches because of course they are

Ladies and gents, meet the ZTE Iceberg.

The notch has been a controversial subject in the smartphone industry ever since the Essential Phone was announced almost a year ago, and the past few months have seen more and more OEMs adopt this design trend. WinFuture recently shared exclusive renders of a concept device ZTE’s working on, and it features not one, but two notches in its display.

The phone in question is currently referred to as the  [Read More…]

Instagram will once again show you posts in the order they were shared

Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you.

It’s no secret that Instagram is the biggest social network for sharing pictures and videos of whatever’s going on in your life, but for the last couple years, it’s been a hot mess for a lot of users. Instagram made a change to its algorithm in 2016, and rather than showing you posts in the order they were shared, users began seeing photos/videos that Instagram determined you’d like to see.

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Smartphone shoulder holsters: Why they work and why I wear one

“Hey, what is that thing you’re wearing? What do you carry in it?”

I’ve worn phone shoulder holsters in public on and off for over two years now, and it never fails to draw the eyes of the Texans around me. “I couldn’t help but notice your holster. What’s in there?” “For a moment, I thought you were a cop.” “That is so badass! Where did you find that?” “Is that an Open Carry holster?”

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Chrome browser will soon mark all HTTP pages as ‘Not secure’, because they aren’t

Google wants you to know which websites are safe and which aren’t.

Google wants to rid the web of sites not protected by HTTPS encryption, and it has told us how it is going to do its part to let everyone know that “regular” HTTP sites are “Not secure” in Chrome version 68.

Coming in July 2018, whenever a user navigates to an HTTP site in Chrome the Omnibox will spell it all out.

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Smartwatches are awesome. So why aren’t they more popular?

The future looked way cooler than it really is.

Officially, Google isn’t finished with Android Wear, and neither are the companies that build watches powered by it. But I’m pretty sure that Android Wear’s time has come and gone.

Barring some major breakthrough that will fundamentally change the way we use the platform, there’s not much more to be done with it. On the technical side, there is a lot of cool stuff that can happen; things  [Read More…]

9 tech gifts that look a lot more expensive than they are

Buying gifts for your friends and family members can be a difficult task – and all too often we spend much more than we should on presents that just don’t hit the mark. And if you’re on a tight budget this year, gift buying can seem even more difficult than usual. But fortunately, there are […]

WhatsApp is unveiling its own emoji, but they look a lot like the iPhone’s

WhatsApp has unveiled its own emoji, starting with the Android app.

Love them or hate them, emoji are a great way to convey meaning with text messages. With plain text, it can be difficult to gauge someone’s emotions. Emoji can be used to better understand the messages intent, or at least make the message prettier. Because of their expressive nature, emoji are often updated to reflect different moods.

Emojipedia reports that WhatsApp has begun using  [Read More…]

Sphero BB-8, BB-9E, and R2-D2: Are they worth it?

What exactly are you spending $ 129 on?

While undeniably cute and the perfect size for any collector to add to a shelf, the app-controlled Star Wars Droids by Sphero are kind of expensive. If all you want is a little Star Wars-themed Droid you can drive around like an RC car, you can get away with spending less than $ 50 in most places. If you want something a little nicer and a lot more featureful,  [Read More…]

Verizon intros new 3 new unlimited data plans, but they won’t bring you any joy

Taking the industry by surprise, Verizon announced an unlimited data plan back in February. But this week the carrier announced it will be splitting the original plan into three different new options: Go Unlimited ($ 75 for the first line), Beyond Unlimited ($ 85 for the first line) and Business Unlimited (prices vary). Big Red says that […]

Protect your devices as they charge with these discounted Belkin Surge Protectors

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with some great deals on surge protectors to keep your devices safe!

Odds are you have to charge more than one of your devices every single day, which means that they spend a lot of time connected to a wall to power up the battery. Did you know that a power surge could come through and potentially ruin those pieces of electronics at any time? Wouldn’t that stink? Well, luckily,  [Read More…]