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$129 Google WiFi router that can team up with others tipped for Oct 4

 Google will build upon its OnHub strategy with a new simple Wi-Fi router for the home, according to a new report from Android Police. Dubbed simply Google WiFi, It will cost $ 129, the site reports, and will debut at an event Google has announced for October 4, where many suspect the search giant will reveal its latest own-brand Android...

Apple won’t disclose first weekend iPhone 7 sales — but claims it will sell out

 Pre-orders for the two new iPhones start on Friday, with store availability from September 16. But, unlike in previous new iPhone release cycles, come Monday Apple won’t be saying how many handsets it’s shifted. Read More

It’s now only $29 to fix your cracked iPhone if you have AppleCare+

 Following yesterday’s iPhone 7 announcement, Apple is announcing that new AppleCare+ members will be able to get their cracked screens fixed for $ 29. This is big news for everyone who uses an iPhone with AppleCare+, and ultimately, anyone who owns an iPhone to begin with. It’s worth noting how much AppleCare+ costs — $ 149 for the iPhone 7 Plus,...

You can now stream Android games to Facebook Live from your PC

 Game streaming is something that everyone working in streamed video wants a part of, and now Facebook Live can stream Android games (and other apps) via the BlueStacks desktop emulator for PC and Mac. The integration is pretty smart, and while it was previously available for Twitch, the addition of Facebook Live support means mobile games streamers can potentially...

Oh Snap! Looks like Snapchat could be rebranding

 Ephemeral media app Snapchat appears to be doing a little disappearing itself. A leaked video and domain records suggest that the company (though probably not the app) is preparing to rebrand as Snap, Inc. alongside its first piece of hardware, a pair of camera-equipped sunglasses called Spectacles. Read More

Apple’s iMessage App Store already has over 1,650 apps, majority are sticker packs

 In just over a week, Apple’s iMessage App Store has grown to over 1,650 applications and sticker packs – more than the original iPhone had at launch as well as the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad at the time of its debut, but far less than the 3,500+ the Watch App Store arrived with last year. According to a new report from...

NYC’s transit authority urges people to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 on the subway and buses

 New York City’s transit authority is understandably jumpy about the Galaxy Note 7. A week or so after the FAA issued a strongly worded warning asking travelers not to check or fly with Samsung’s new phablet, the MTA is following suit. The organization hasn’t officially banned the device, but it has issued the following warning over social media this...

Facebook Messenger adds group chat Polls and AI payment suggestions

 Facebook’s chat app wants to help you and your friends decide where to go for dinner or what movie to see, then use machine learning to remind you to pay them back. Today Messenger users on iOS and Android in the US get two new features which could roll out to other countries if they test well. Facebook tells...

Amazon’s Alexa app store hits 3,000 “skills,” up from 1,000 in June

 Following its accidental reveal of a newer, cheaper version of its Alexa-powered Echo Dot speaker on Monday, Amazon this morning announced new numbers detailing the rapid growth of its Alexa “app store,” which it calls the “Skills” section in its Alexa app. The company says the selection of these voice-activated apps has grown by 3x since June, and now...

Official CPSC recall goes out for Galaxy Note 7 — replacements will be available September 21

 The flaming train wreck that is the Galaxy Note 7 recall finally has its official stamp of approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and there’s now a hard date for when you can swap your phone for a new one: September 21. Read More