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Let’s talk about the red dot.

The hint of bright color on the Apple Watch Series 3 digital crown serves no function. It’s just a bold reminder that this wearable doesn’t need your iPhone to do its job, thank you very much.

Apple describes the blood-red dot as a sort of aesthetic accent that announces to the world that this Apple Watch has its own LTE radio. With that and the built-in GPS, the Apple Watch Series 3 is self-sufficient, letting you go for a run and leave your phone behind without worrying about not being able to make and receive calls, get and send texts, and get turn-by-turn navigation guidance. Read more...

More about Apple, Review, Mashable Choice, Apple Watch, and Smart Watches
Author: Lance Ulanoff
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:00 am

Innovation happens when people come together. Nowhere is that more obvious than in our bustling cities around the world. And as resident numbers continue to climb, some of the most populated locations across the globe are faced with the opportunity to not only shape the future — but to design it.

According to a 2014 United Nations report, 54 percent of the world's population resides in urban areas; by 2050 that number is expected to rise to 66 percent. That’s a lot of people.

An increase in population can lead to a whole slew of transportation issues — many of which you probably experience regularly. From congestion on the roads and inefficient traffic patterns to unreliable public transportation and rising commute times, city dwellers know how painful it can be when systems start to fail.

More about Supported, Transportation, Future, Innovation, and City Life
Author: Ford
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:20 am

Google is rumored to launch a new tiny smart speaker to take on the Echo Dot at the Pixel 2 event next month — and if a new leak is legit, we now have some more insight about the product's name, pricing info, and even a first look at the design. 

The device, which is a much smaller speaker than the OG Google Home, is expected to be called the Google Home Mini and cost just $49, according to Android blog Droid Life.  

The site posted a slew of leaks about Google's upcoming slate of releases, but didn't specify where all the info and images came from. The Home Mini report only cites "information we’ve viewed" — but the details confirm earlier rumors. Read more...

More about Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Google Assistant, Google Home, and Pixel 2
Author: Brett Williams
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:53 pm

Lyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they need to build it.

Online education platform Udacity is rolling out a new Lyft-sponsored “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” Nanodegree program. The four-month course will cost $800 — but Lyft will award full scholarships to 400 qualified students to study topics like machine learning, object-oriented programming, and probabilistic robotics. 

The scholarships will be used to promote diversity within the applicant pool. Lyft and Udacity will aim to award students from communities that are "underrepresented in technology in the US," according to a blog post about the program.  Read more...

More about Lyft, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, Udacity, and Tech
Author: Brett Williams
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:47 pm

When Apple's Live Photos first hit the scene with the launch of the iPhone 6S in 2015, it collectively blew everyone's mind. 

Now, with the new iOS 11 update, you can turn those photos into GIFs. Here's how it's done:

1. Open the Photos App and select “Albums” on the bottom right corner.

2. Select the Live Photos album. 

3. Tap the picture that you would like to make a GIF.

4. Once you’ve opened up the picture, swipe up from the bottom of the screen for the app to give you four animation options, which are Live, Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure.

5. Once you’ve chosen the desired effect, the photo will appear in a new album called “Animated Album.” Read more...

More about Iphone, Gifs, Tech Utility, Ios 11, and Livephoto
Author: Mark Kaufman
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:33 pm
Author: Mashable Team
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:10 pm

The average motorist in Bangkok spent a whopping 64 hours stuck in traffic congestion throughout the course of 2016, according to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. That’s nearly three precious days of a year spent waiting to move!

As more than half the world’s population now resides in cities, a sharp uptick in traffic, pollution, and mass transit related problems are demanding fresh solutions. While residents of Bangkok, Bogota, or Los Angeles may have accepted that surrendering hours of their life to traffic is all part of the daily grind, for today’s mobility strategists, traffic represents an opportunity for innovation. Civil engineers and urban strategists are working toward solutions designed to reshape the way we navigate our cities, so we can spend more time enjoying them and less time stuck in traffic jams. Read more...

More about Supported, Transportation, Future, Autonomous Cars, and Innovation
Author: Madeleine Bruce
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:09 pm


Apple’s new iOS 11 update allows users to select and type with one-handed keyboards — which allows you to more conveniently use your thumb to type when only one hand is available. 

Here’s how to do it:

1. Open up your iPhone keyboard in the Notes or Messenger apps.

2. Press down and hold the emoji button (located in the bottom left of the standard keyboard).

3. Three keyboard options will appear in the settings: Left-handed, standard, and right-handed. Select what works best.

4. Once a one-handed keyboard is selected, a “chevron” sign will appear on the side of the keyboard. Selecting that will allow you to return to normal (aka standard) keyboard settings.  Read more...

More about Apple, Iphone, How To, Tech Utility, and Keyboard
Author: Mark Kaufman
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:06 pm

Chill everyone. Just chill. No, the $999 iPhone X is not too expensive. Nor is it out of the reach of the average American. In fact, it's a great deal! Some serious bang for your buck. And when you sit down and really think about it, it'd practically be bad for your wallet not to buy it. 

How do I know this to be an undeniable truth of this modern age? It's simple: Apple CEO Tim Cook told me. Well, he told us, but it felt like he was talking directly to me. 

Speaking on Good Morning America, the man who brought us the Apple Pencil case went to great lengths to techsplain to all us backward-thinking Luddites the Helvetica Neue writing on the wall.  Read more...

More about Apple, Iphone, Smartphones, Price, and Applecare
Author: Jack Morse
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:46 pm

Google is probably soon releasing an updated version of the Daydream View, its VR headset that is powered by a phone rather than a computer.

According to Droid Life, the new model looks to be made of a nylon-like fabric, better able to withstand sweat than the jersey-like material of its predecessor. The new version will also feature better color options: Charcoal, Fog, and Coral.

Here is the New Google Daydream View, It’ll Cost $99.

— Droid Life (@droid_life) September 19, 2017

More about Google, Samsung, Virtual Reality, Gear Vr, and Daydream View
Author: Monica Chin
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:37 pm

It looks like yet another big Google rumor has been confirmed.

Images of what is reportedly a brand new Pixel-branded Chromebook have just surfaced, thanks to a fresh crop of leaks from DroidLife. The Android blog is reporting that Google is gearing up to launch a new high-end Chromebook, called "Pixelbook," that could rival Apple's iPad Pro.

The so-called "Pixelbook" will essentially be a silver Chromebook that can also fold into a tablet and comes with an optional pressure-sensitive stylus. It's not clear who the manufacturer of the device is, but the Pixelbook images look a lot like the previous Chromebook Pixel, though the hinge will now allow for it to be used as a tablet as well. Read more...

More about Tech, Gadgets, Google, Chromebooks, and Tech
Author: Karissa Bell
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:17 pm

Scotty Allen is an American Engineer who spent 15 weeks in China, modifying an iPhone 7 to include a headphone jack. After mishaps, setbacks, and thousands of dollars, he finally accomplished what many thought was impossible. You can watch the full video hereRead more...

More about Youtube, Iphone, Technology, China, and Lightning
Author: Dymond Green
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:15 pm

We're just a couple weeks away from Google's big Pixel 2 event so, naturally, the leaks have kicked into high gear.

Leaked images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL appeared on the Android blog DroidLife, which show Google's new Pixel lineup in fresh colors, including "Kinda Blue" and "Just Black." The Pixel 2 will start at $649 and the Pixel 2 XL at $849, according to the site.

They report the smaller Pixel 2 will come in three, not-so-subtly-named color variations, Clearly White, Just Black, and Kinda Blue. Other than the colors, the backside of the handset, made by HTC, looks a lot like last year's Pixel.   Read more...

More about Tech, Mobile, Gadgets, Google, and Google Pixel
Author: Karissa Bell
Posted: September 19, 2017, 8:19 pm

You can now keep up with your book club more easily without dropping cash every month, thanks to Google.

The company just added a new search feature that lets you look up book titles in your local library's e-book system straight from your phone.

In a tweet this week, Google shared the hot tip that searching for e-books is as simple as typing in a book in the search bar on the mobile app or in your desktop web browser.

The book name will bring up the "Get book" tab, which offers options of where to buy or borrow the e-book version. Read more...

More about Tech, Google, Search, Ebooks, and Reading
Author: Sasha Lekach
Posted: September 19, 2017, 7:32 pm

Nikola, the other automotive company that pays homage to famed inventor Nikola Tesla, just announced plans to team with automotive supplier Bosch to develop next-gen powertrains for two hydrogen-electric semi trucks.

The development partnership aims to produce a line of semis that would blow current trucks off the highway, with double the horsepower of anything currently on the road, while cutting emissions entirely. Rather than depending on batteries alone, like we expect to see when Tesla finally unveils its semi truck next month, Nikola's design will harness hydrogen fuel cells for an estimated range of up to 1,200 miles. Read more...

More about Tesla, Bosch, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid, and Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Author: Brett Williams
Posted: September 19, 2017, 7:29 pm

Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 11, comes out today, and Steve Jobs probably would've been super pissed if he were still alive.

HackerNoon's Ryan Lau has posted a comprehensive breakdown that calls attention to all the ways iOS 11's design is flawed. From misaligned titles and margins to inconsistent design elements, it would appear Apple's slipped up on the details.

For almost everybody (including myself), you probably wouldn't notice the tiny things Lau highlights in his story.

He points out things like how the titles aren't perfectly aligned with the search bar in apps like Mail and Notes, and how the Watch app's dark color scheme isn't consistent with any of Apple's other apps. He also points out other small details like the search bar bumping up against the status bar. Read more...

More about Apple, Ios, Design, Steve Jobs, and Apps And Software
Author: Raymond Wong
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:57 pm

There could be yet another smart speaker to choose from.

The popular streaming device maker Roku may be building its own competitor to the Amazon Echo. Roku already has some voice-command tech, and some publicly available information suggests its leveraging it to branch out into new projects with advanced audio features. 

First noticed by Variety, Roku has listed open positions that are specific to tying audio with software. For example, Sr. Software Engineer, New Products, Audio (Expert) requires candidates with experience taking "new hardware platforms from prototype to mass production." Other listings were for applicants with experience with "voice user interface design." Read more...

More about Tv, Streaming Media, Roku, Smart Assistant, and Smart Speaker
Author: Brett Williams
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:29 pm

Google may have accidentally let us in on some details about the Pixel 2 a little early.

Code buried within the Google app has revealed what appears to be a series of features slated for the Pixel 2, including the so-called "squeezable frame" and new ways to use the company's Assistant feature. 

Some of the new details, which were first reported by 9to5Google, aren't entirely new to those who have been paying attention to the Pixel 2 rumor mill, but the fact that signs of them were found in Google's own app makes the features much more likely to appear in the phone. Read more...

More about Tech, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, and Pixel 2
Author: Karissa Bell
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:18 pm

Facebook has often been under fire for deleting contentious content from the platform.

This time, for example, the company has been accused of deleting posts from Rohingya activists, in and outside Myanmar (or Burma), who report on the human rights violations and persecutions of Rohingya people in the country. 

Mohammad Anwar, a Rohingya activist who writes on the site, told Mashable that Facebook has pulled several posts about the latest flare of violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state.  Read more...

More about Facebook, Activists, Rohingya, Rohingya Activists, and Tech
Author: Gianluca Mezzofiore
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:12 pm

Finally! After months of public beta testing, iOS 11 is officially available for download, and you'll want to try out it for all the sweet new features.

The easiest way to update to iOS 11 is to jump into Settings > General > Software Update. As with previous updates, this one is too big to be downloaded over your cellular network, so make sure you're connected to Wi-Fi. 

You can also connect your device to your computer and update automatically through iTunes. 

More about Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, Update, and Ios11
Author: Monica Chin
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:00 pm

If you're in the market for a new phone and don't want to spend a ton on the iPhone X, then this might be the phone for you. Read more...

More about Apple, Iphone, Photography, Ios, and Mashable Video
Author: Michelle Yan
Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:26 pm

Beginning this year, the United States Navy is going to start equipping some of its state-of-the-art, nuclear-powered submarines with Xbox 360 controllers.

After complaints from junior officers and sailors about the clunky controls used to direct submarine periscopes, the U.S. Navy will start using Xbox 360 controllers aboard Virginia-class submarines instead, the Virginian-Pilot reported Friday.

Two years ago, the U.S. Navy started testing the controllers as replacement controls for its newer, high-tech periscopes (called photonic masts) that are equipped with cameras and controlled with a large joystick (similar to those used to control helicopters). The testing took place in one of Lockheed Martin's labs, which found that old controls took hours of training to learn, whereas most people got a handle on the Xbox 360 controller within minutes. Read more...

More about Tech, Gaming, Military, Navy, and Submarines
Author: Kellen Beck
Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:14 pm

Gmail is finally getting with the times.

For its latest update, the email service is making a long-awaited improvement by turning key information in emails — such as addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses — into clickable links.

In a blog post shared on Monday, Google explained that both Gmail and Inbox by Gmail on Android, iOS, and the web will start detecting and converting the above information into hyperlinks. The feature's full roll-out is expected to take up to three days.

Image: gmail

Now, clicking on email addresses will prompt a new email composition window using your default mail app, and, as you probably assumed, tapping phone numbers on a mobile device will start a new call request. Read more...

More about Tech, Google, Conversations, Gmail, and Email
Author: Nicole Gallucci
Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:02 pm

Every new version of iOS in the last decade — just saying this makes feel like a dinosaur — has always put the iPhone first. Not this year: iOS 11 is the iPad's time to shine.

iPhone users will notice a good many tweaked changes to features like Control Center and the redesigned App Store, but iPad owners are the ones who'll see the most profound refresh to their software.

With iOS 11, Apple has finally transformed the iPad (and especially the iPad Pro) from being a jumbo iPhone to a full-fledged multitasking tablet that, while not quite a perfect replacement for a laptop, is closer to that vision than ever before.  Read more...

More about Mobile, Apple, Iphone, Ipad, and Ios
Author: Raymond Wong
Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:02 pm

The Silicon Valley start-up Pi says they have found a way to charge phones and tablets by simply placing the devices near its cone-like charger.

If the company’s claims are true, the Pi charger would be the world’s first contactless charger. This device doesn’t simply ditch wires — it is an innovative leap beyond the recently introduced charging pads, which power devices by placing them on the pads. 

Until the devices are available for review, however, the technology should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. While Pi has built an elegant website and is staffed by some apparently brainy MIT-schooled researchers, some of the most technologically advanced companies in the world — of note, Apple — have yet to offer this contactless technology.  Read more...

More about Apple, Iphone, Phone Charger, Magnetic Field, and Pi
Author: Mark Kaufman
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:58 pm

The Luna Display allows you to connect your iPad to your MacBook and wirelessly use it as a second monitor. It uses hardware to access the GPU and claims impressive performance. Read more...

More about Tech, Apple, Ipad, Technology, and Display
Author: Aj Caldwell
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:51 pm

If you want the best tablet, you should buy an iPad. But if you want something solid and super cheap that you wouldn't mind breaking, the only good option is Amazon's Fire tablets.

Amazon refreshed its Fire HD 10 tablets on Tuesday and it's an even sweeter deal than before. Not only is it now $100 less than the previous model with a starting price of $150, but it also has hands-free Alexa voice controls, which essentially turns it into a portable and supercharged Echo Show.

The new Fire HD 10 is available in three colors (black, Marine Blue, and Punch Red) and launches on Oct. 11.  Read more...

More about Gadgets, Amazon, Tablets, Alexa, and Voice Assistants
Author: Raymond Wong
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:41 pm

Social media Newsfeeds in our modern world often feel like one disheartening headline after another. Violence and injustice seem to invade every corner of our world, from developing regions and major urban centers thousands of miles away, to the house just down the road.

The goal to reduce global violence is daunting, but not unattainable. In fact, objective number 16 on the United Nations' list of Sustainable Development Goals is to create "peace, justice, and strong institutions" around the world. While there is still a long road ahead, organizations from all over the globe and across the spectrum of industry are chipping in to do their part. UBS, for example, has upped its focus on impact investing, as well as unveiled a Global Visionary program to highlight entrepreneurs making progress on the UN's SDGs.  Read more...

More about Supported, Social Good, Sponsored, Sustainable Development Goals, and Tech Accelerators
Author: UBS
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:22 pm
Author: Raymond Wong
Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:00 pm