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When it boils down to it, Motorola's "G" series smartphones do everything I need a smartphone to do for a fraction of the price I usually pay for a new smartphone. It's the G6 Play that's a little different with the headphone jack on the top and the fingerprint scanner on the rear. What excites us most, however, is the battery.
  • FTC warns companies that using

    FTC warns companies that using "warranty void if removed" stickers is illegal

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    If you ever thought to yourself that those "warranty void if removed stickers" that often adorn various electronics are bullshit, good news-the Federal Trade Commission thinks so too. This warranty shall not apply if this product.is used with products not sold or licensed by [company name]. According to the FTC, those types of provisions are generally prohibited unless a company provides free parts replacement and repairs, or has received a waiver from the FTC.
  • Republican tax cuts to fuel historic United States deficits: CBO

    Republican tax cuts to fuel historic United States deficits: CBO

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    Real GDP will grow by 3.3 percent in 2018; 2.4 percent in 2019; and 1.8 percent in 2020, it said. Beginning in 2020, however, the CBO said deficits would exceed $1 trillion a year. The CBO also estimated that certain health insurance premiums in the individual marketplace are projected to increase by 34% on average this year due to changes in the tax law.
  • Zuckerberg's notes show he was prepared for senators to ask about resigning

    Zuckerberg's notes show he was prepared for senators to ask about resigning

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    The revelation on data mishandling "has exposed that consumers may not fully understand or appreciate the extent to which their data is collected, protected, transferred, used and misused", Grassley said. You know that and I know that. "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry", Zuckerberg said about the improper sharing of 87 million people's information by Cambridge Analytica , a firm working for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Google breaks ground on Alabama data center

    Google breaks ground on Alabama data center

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    Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. Once finished, the center is expected to employ between 75 and 100 people in Jackson County. "Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicize and enforce a clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology".
  • Scott Walker warns of Dem wave in Wisconsin

    Scott Walker warns of Dem wave in Wisconsin

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    In a second tweet Walker claimed "big government special interests" were planning to "target" him as he faces reelection for a third term next fall. "I think people are exhausted of what's been going on in our state in terms of the money coming in to buy these elections and people spoke out tonight".
  • Spider-Man Collector's Editions Include Story DLC, Additional Suits

    Spider-Man Collector's Editions Include Story DLC, Additional Suits

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    As for the Collector's Edition, it's going to be priced with an MSRP of $149.99. The team said the best Spider-Man stories are when Spider-Man and Peter Parker's worlds collide. "Spider-Man" is an upcoming PlayStation 4 game now being developed by #Insomniac Games that was first revealed during Sony's E3 2016 press conference.
  • SpaceX launches rocket carrying 10 communication satellites

    SpaceX launches rocket carrying 10 communication satellites

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    Iridium customers will shortly feel a massive difference in network coverage and strength once the newly stationed Iridium Next satellites become operational in mid-2018. While the firm planned to recover half of the payload fairing using the "Mr Steven" boat, which is described a giant webbed catcher's mitt, Elon Musk has since revealed the fairing missed its target and crashed into the ocean.
  • Nokia 1 with Android Go launched in India for ₹5499

    Nokia 1 with Android Go launched in India for ₹5499

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    The battery is of 2150 mAh. Not only is this our most affordable smartphone ever, it also combines the reassuring quality and design of a Nokia smartphone with the latest Android Oreo (Go edition) to deliver exceptional value and realize our dream of creating a complete smartphone experience that is accessible to everyone, "said Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global".
  • Gunman Dead After 2 Students Injured In Maryland High School Shooting

    Gunman Dead After 2 Students Injured In Maryland High School Shooting

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    A teenager wounded a girl and a boy inside his Maryland high school on Tuesday before an armed school resource officer was able to intervene, and each of them fired one more round as the shooter was fatally wounded, a sheriff said. The school's principal, Jake Heibel, said that in February there was a report of two students in a hallway talking about "shooting" and "school", and that information about a "potential threat at school" was also "circulated" on social media.
  • Avengers: Infinity War fan posters make up for missing Hawkeye

    Avengers: Infinity War fan posters make up for missing Hawkeye

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    Fandango also revealed that they surveyed 1,000 Infinity War ticket buyers and 97 percent said they "can't wait" to watch the heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe come together, while 94 percent of them said they want to see different franchise characters (like Guardians and Avengers ) meeting for the first time, Variety reported.
  • Days before he died, Hawking submitted paper on parallel universe

    Days before he died, Hawking submitted paper on parallel universe

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    It is now being reviewed by a leading scientific journal and may well prove the astrophysicist's most important scientific discovery, no small feat considering the remarkable body of work he has left behind. It's a controversial idea, given that it, so far, has been impossible to measure or prove. Scientists said it is the first such theory that could actually be tested in experiments.
  • Woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed 6 months

    Woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed 6 months

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    The bullet went through the book and hit Ruiz in the chest; she called 911, but Ruiz died at the scene. Ruiz had convinced Perez - who was 19 at the time and pregnant with his second child - the stunt would work. She also told her that the Ruiz family doesn't hate her, but a scoff could be heard from one of Ruiz's loved ones as she said those words, WDAY reported.
  • Google Maps adds wheelchair-accessible transit navigation

    Google Maps adds wheelchair-accessible transit navigation

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    Google Maps on Thursday launched a "wheelchair-accessible" option for six major cities. Some transit stations may not be equipped with elevators or ramps, making it hard and time-consuming-if not impossible-for travelers with mobility needs to access.
  • Infamous Nintendo Switch Firmware 5.0.0 Is Out

    Infamous Nintendo Switch Firmware 5.0.0 Is Out

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    If you want more information about the changes, and how to implement them, the Nintendo support page for the update has you covered. The update has also updated the suggested friend functionality to include the player's Facebook and Twitter friends who have also linked a Switch to their social media profiles.
  • How to Get Invite for Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS

    How to Get Invite for Fortnite Battle Royale on iOS

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    The PS4 version of Fortnite supports cross-play with PC, Mac and the game's eventual iOS and Android versions . Initially, the iOS version will be available through an Invite Event and the Android version will follow in the months after.
  • New Hearthstone Expansion 'The Witchwood' Announced

    New Hearthstone Expansion 'The Witchwood' Announced

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    Which introduces one of the most interesting new card mechanics in a long while, called Echo . This will allow us to use a card that's already been played, no matter how many times it's been used before. Then there's that new Monster Hunt mode. The Hero Power upgrade from Baku the Mooneater is the same as the one from Justicar Trueheart, as a post on Reddit reveals.
  • Send your name to the sun

    Send your name to the sun

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    The Parker Solar Probe, which is named after solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker, will carry the mission of venturing into the atmosphere of the sun to try to unlock the secrets of the host star of the solar system. By sending a probe into the corona of the sun, scientists will be able to witness and record where solar wind, flares and coronal mass ejections occur more accurately than ever before.
  • Alexa owners creeped out as devices start randomly laughing

    Alexa owners creeped out as devices start randomly laughing

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    Some users say their Alexa-enabled gadgets start laughing totally unprompted. No time table was provided, but I think I'm just going to unplug my Echo for the time being. For now, you can't configure Deezer to be your default music streaming service so you'll have to be specific when you tell Alexa where to play your music from.
  • Putin congratulates Sarkissian on being elected Armenian president

    Putin congratulates Sarkissian on being elected Armenian president

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    The president was previously selected through a direct popular vote by the public. "I want to thank those who voted for me and those who voted against me", he said. Earlier, Armenian media intensively discussed the authorities' decision to hold government meetings behind the closed doors, what obviously enables Sargsyan to fully establish unlimited personal rule over Armenia .
  • LSU Professor co-authors study on Antarctic Penguin 'Super-Colonies'

    LSU Professor co-authors study on Antarctic Penguin 'Super-Colonies'

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    The colony features around 1.5 million penguins, according to a newly published study detailing the collective, and they're described as "thriving" in their remote, icy home. Researchers aren't certain about why this penguin super colony has remained stable and strong for so long, but they have their suspicions. "Despite concerted global effort to track and interpret shifts in the abundance and distribution of Adélie penguins, large populations continue to be identified", says the article.
  • Ancient tattoos uncovered on 5000-year-old Egyptian mummies

    Ancient tattoos uncovered on 5000-year-old Egyptian mummies

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    The tattoos' location "suggests they were created to be highly visible", curator of physical anthropology at the British Museum Daniel Antoine told Reuters. A series of four small "S" shapes, meanwhile, runs along the right shoulder of female mummy "Gebelein Woman", mimicking a pattern that appears on Predynastic pottery decorations.
  • Alcatel showed six new budget smartphones

    Alcatel showed six new budget smartphones

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    Now available in select markets, the Alcatel 3V comes in black, blue or gold for Euro 190. It is announced during ongoing MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Nokia 1 features a 4.5 inch FWVGA ( 854 x 480 pixels) display . The Nokia 1 is meant to give budget-conscious people a decent smartphone experience and to act as a bridgehead in the feature phone market. "With this, India will become one of the first countries to commercially roll-out smartphones running on Android Oreo (Go edition)", ...
  • LG unveils LG V30S ThinQ with AI features

    LG unveils LG V30S ThinQ with AI features

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    Instead of launching new phones each year, LG was reported to be focusing on a greater longevity of existing flagships. What are your thoughts on the LG V30S ThinQ? The devices will be featuring a 6-inch OLED FullVision display with Quad HD (2880 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Nokia's 4G Banana Phone Is A Blast from the Past

    Nokia's 4G Banana Phone Is A Blast from the Past

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    It also supports USB-C fast charging. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. From the leak, the new Nokia phone is expected to feature a full-screen design and a display that comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by Qualcomm 205 mobile platform along with 512MB of LPDDR3 RAM and 4GB of storage . The phone comes with bold copper edges contrasting with the body.
  • Geely says won't buy more Daimler shares 'for time being'

    Geely says won't buy more Daimler shares 'for time being'

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    The size of the investment leapfrogs a 6.8 percent stake in the Stuttgart-based group held by Kuwait and Renault-Nissan Group's 3.1 percent holding. Li's stake purchase makes him the top shareholder in Daimler ahead of the Kuwait Investment Authority, which owned 6.8 percent as of September 30, according to Thomson Reuters data.
  • Android Manufacturers are Getting Sh*ttier at Updating Phones

    Android Manufacturers are Getting Sh*ttier at Updating Phones

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    Google is working to help enterprises determine which Android devices are robust enough for their business via a new recommendation program. "Starting next week, you'll see the first set of Android Oreo (Go edition ) phones, and soon after they'll be available for you to purchase", said Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP, Platforms & Ecosystems at Google , in a statement.
  • More Time Needed: SpaceX Reschedules Satellite Launch

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    Falcon 9's first stage booster for this mission previously supported the Formosat-5 mission in August of a year ago, states SpaceX . The rocket will carry PAZ, an Earth observation satellite for Spain, and multiple smaller secondary payloads.
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in March

    Burnout Paradise Remastered is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in March

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    It will include high resolution textures and a greater visual fidelity. There hasn't been a new Burnout , however, since the release of Burnout Paradise ten years ago in 2008. EA Access members can start racing early on March 9 with the Play First Trial for 10 hours of unrestricted gameplay. Now, ten years later, Burnout Paradise is making an appearance on PlayStation 4 as Burnout Paradise Remastered .
  • Google has removed the 'view image' button from search

    Google has removed the 'view image' button from search

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    Google removed the "view image" button from the search results appearing on Google Images on Thursday upon reaching a deal with Getty Images . Earlier this month, the two companies announced a new partnership that allowed Getty Images to appear in Google Images.
  • Apple Says iOS 11 Telugu Text Bug Fix Coming Soon

    Apple Says iOS 11 Telugu Text Bug Fix Coming Soon

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    If that's not available to you, you might be able to delete the thread when you receive a new message on it. The glitch was first reported by the Italian website Mobile World . A fix for watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra versions will also be rolled out soon. A future update before iOS 11 .3 release will fix the problem in all versions of operating systems.
  • Steam's Lunar New Year sale is supposed to kick off today

    Steam's Lunar New Year sale is supposed to kick off today

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    If you are holding off on buying any games and saving your cash for the next Steam Sale , then we have good news for you. Is there anything you are hoping to grab in the Steam sale today? Now you can filter items shown on your Wishlist by levels of discount like 50% off or 75% off.
  • Winter weather advisory for North Iowa counties

    Winter weather advisory for North Iowa counties

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    A light snow falls as maintenance employee Dennis McGowan shovels the main walkway at the entrance of Fort Loramie High School in Fort Loramie, Ohio, on Wednesday, Feb. Heading into the weekend the biggest concern for SW Montana will be the bitter cold temperatures especially during the morning as wind chills will likely dip below zero Saturday.
  • Florida man says his Apple AirPod exploded

    Florida man says his Apple AirPod exploded

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    A man in Florida asserts that one of his Apple AirPods started smoking and later detonated. The AirPods exploded, but the left was left intact while the right was blown apart and charred. So should you guys be anxious if you own Apple's AirPods? The ill-fated smartphone was recalled (twice) because too many of them kept exploding - and eventually discontinued.
  • Apple TV app gains promised News section first shown in September

    Apple TV app gains promised News section first shown in September

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    As reported by 9to5Mac, the new app will allow users to quickly access live news content from a number of different networks - CBS , CNN , Fox, Cheddar , CNBC and Bloomberg , specifically. The News feature now only includes US-based outlets, though this may change down the line. The Olympics section will appear in the "For You" section, the part of Apple News where the platform delivers a more personalised set of stories based on publications and channels that you look at regularly.
  • Taken By Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

    Taken By Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

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    But her latest snap is stirring up more controversy than usual. The pic has received almost two million likes, however, one look at the photo's comments and it's clear Kim's followers are divided with many outraged that the mum would have her daughter photograph her topless.