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The iPhone X seems like a great phone, but revolutionary it is not. We're sure your iFriends will argue otherwise: The iPhone X has Qi Wireless Charging! About that: Android had that in 2011 with the LG Revolution Google's own Nexus 4 used it in 2012 The iPhone X has Face Unlock! Ummm: That launched in 2012 with the Galaxy Nexus And the list goes on... feel free to remind your buddies on Facebook... READ MORE: 8 things the iPhone X STOLE from AndroidMore iPhone coverage: iPhone X vs. Android iPhone 8 vs. Android OPINION: iPhone Qi is Good for Android Best Qi Wireless Chargers

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Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

Mr. Altizer is part of a backlash against the women in technology movement. While many in the tech industry had previously dismissed the fringe men’s rights arguments, some investors, executives and engineers are now listening. Though studies and surveys show there is no denying the travails women face in the male-dominated industry, some said that the line for what counted as harassment had become too easy to cross and that the push for gender parity was too extreme a goal. Few were willing to talk openly about their thinking, for fear of standing out in largely progressive Silicon Valley.

The Coolest Features in iOS 11

Apple Maps has improved since its disastrous debut , though it's not quite as robust as Google Maps. That could change in iOS 11, which adds features like lane assist, speed limit, and a "do not disturb" while driving mode. With "do not disturb" enabled, you won't get any notifications or messages while the car is in motion. If anyone texts you, they'll get an auto-reply that says you're driving and will get back to them at your destination. If it's an emergency, though, there is the option to break the "do not disturb." And if you're a passenger, you can select "I'm not driving" so you can still peruse Instagram on your commute. When you really need to track down a Shake Shack before your flight, Apple also promised detailed maps of hundreds of airports and shopping centers.

IBM Open Sources 'WebSphere Liberty' For Java Microservices and Cloud-Native Apps - Slashdot

On Wednesday, IBM revealed the Open Liberty project, open sourcing its WebSphere Liberty code on GitHub to support Java microservices and cloud-native apps. The company created Liberty five years ago to help developers more quickly and easily create applications using agile and DevOps principles, according to an IBM developerWorks blog post from Ian Robinson, WebSphere Foundation chief architect at IBM... Developers can also choose to move to the commercial versions of WebSphere Liberty at any time, he noted, which include technical support and more specialized features... "We hope Open Liberty will help more developers turn their ideas into full-fledged, enterprise ready apps," Robinson wrote. "We also hope it will broaden the WebSphere family to include more ideas and innovations to benefit the broader Java community of developers at organizations big and small."

Star Trek captains offer 4 leadership lessons that could save your career

The Star Trek captains have plenty of leadership wisdom to share. These big takeaways from key moments in the Star Trek franchise offer invaluable advice for everyone who wants to lead a team.

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Google's phone trade-in may shave off the cost of a Pixel 2

It's common for carriers and phone manufacturers to offer trade-in deals when new phones are released, and Google offers a wide range depending on the phone's current condition. Whether you get $61 or $363 for an iPhone 7 is a big difference, but keep in mind that a phone in good working order is far more valuable than one with a cracked screen.

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How to Use Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus

We were able to take some great photos with the new Portrait Lightning feature in Portrait mode. It seems like a cool feature. But we think it still needs some work as the edges of the hair and the body seemed to merge with the background especially in Stage Light mode making the photos look a little weird. But like the Portrait mode last year, Portrait Lighting is also in beta currently, so we expect it to get better.

How to set a budget for your audio system

To get that, you'd choose a higher-end receiver from the brands I mentioned previously, matched with bigger and better speakers from Bowers & Wilkins, Dynaudio, Emotiva, KEF, etc. These higher end AV receiver/speaker system prices start around $2,000, but the sky's the limit for how much the best home theater sound systems can cost.

Roughing it, with Linux | ZDNet

Now, returning on the ferry there is no free Wi-Fi (or free anything else). I had to pay for a Wi-Fi connection, and that was good for only one device. The smartphone got priority, of course. But I could then connect the smartphone to the netbook with a USB cable (the same cable I normally used for charging), and share the internet connection. openSUSE recognized that as "wired connection", with absolutely nothing for me to do - no configuration, no adjustment, just plug it in and watch the internet connection come up.

Microsoft's latest Windows Store strategy involves a rebrand plus Progressive Web Apps | ZDNet

Progressive Web Apps will be viewable on Windows 10 using the Microsoft Edge browser -- which will likely be another way that Microsoft attempts to get more users to try/use the currently little-used browser built into Windows 10.

Another Verizon leak exposed confidential data on internal systems

The files largely appear to refer to internal Verizon Wireless systems, known as Distributed Vision Services (DVS), a middleware system that's used to deliver data from the back-end of the company to the front-end applications used by employees and staff in stores and at call centers, such as point-of-sale services and customer data portals.

Review: The iPhone 8 is a look into the augmented future of photography

As far as a consumer goes, however, the iPhone 8 is the easy traditional choice this year. It’s got nearly every technical enhancement that the iPhone X has outside of the TrueDepth camera and OLED screen. I think the mental calculus on this one is probably closer than it’s ever been, but the framework is roughly the same: If you’re the kind of person who buys the high end iPhone every year then wait for the iPhone X. With the one caveat that if the notch for the depth camera on the front of the X offends you, well you have most of the major tech right in the iPhone 8.

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iPhone 8 drop test: How fast will it crack?

And you can guess how this went. Just about any object dropped from that height would shatter into dozens of pieces. Definitely any phone would, anyway. And that's exactly what happened to our iPhone 8. This time it landed with the back-side down. Even the camera lens had cracked. The glass was falling off the phone, exposing some of the iPhone's guts, and the screen continued to shatter. It still lit up, but the front was so broken up, you couldn't actually read anything on it.

How to Use New Features in iOS 11 Messages App on iPhone and iPad

But it looks like there are still some kinks to work out in the feature. It was removed from the iOS 11 betas and it looks like the feature will ship at a later data (and not with the final iOS 11 release). This could be an iOS 11.1 feature.

The viewer's guide to Star Trek: Discovery

Discovery is the latest entry in the Star Trek universe. If you're wondering what it's about, who's in it, and how to watch it, you can find out here.

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Cult of Mac: Everything you need to know about iOS 11 and more! | Cult of Mac

Apple’s latest mobile operating system brings tons of great new features. From multitasking to drag-and-drop functionality, iOS 11 will turbocharge your device. Find out how to make the most of your iPhone or iPad in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine with our roundup of the best iOS 11 tips and how-tos.

How to Disable Notification Previews for All Apps on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11

It’s a bit ironic that we’ll do everything to make sure our phone is as secure as possible, but leave out our Lock screen notifications for everyone to see. We’ll use everything from using Touch ID to using encrypted chats. But we don’t bat an eye when messages from your contacts show up on the Lock screen where anyone who’s around you can view them, without unlocking your phone.

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The Best iPhone 8 Plus Cases

Not only do you have the most iPhone screen real estate, but you get a dual-camera system that will help you jump into the augmented-reality future Apple is set to embrace. The A11 chip will also put some power behind your apps, but if you're spending at least $799 on a phone with a glass front and back, protect it with a case.

'Hey, Walmart, please use my API instead of your EDI' | ZDNet

A recent survey of 900 IT leaders, conducted by Vanson Bourne associates for Dell Boomi, finds of those who have integration solutions in place, 43% are iPaaS based. Another 43% intend to move to iPaaS in the near future. In addition, these IT executives see their integration strategy as having a direct effect on the business at large, potentially delivering millions of dollars in potential cost savings and revenue growth. The study found that the level of organizational connectivity is set to nearly double within a six-year period, and that organizations are adopting iPaaS technology as deployment of cloud applications continues to accelerate.

Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

“We’ve been working over the past few months on some early foundational work, and Twitter Lite represents one of these,” he said in the company’s quarterly earnings call in July. “One of our goals is to make sure Twitter is accessible to anyone in the world. And Twitter Lite exactly hits on this particular goal. Especially in places like India, we found that our app was just way too slow to access. So we have areas in the world where network infrastructure is more costly, and we could be a lot better in terms of serving those markets and those countries. So it’s way too soon to access the — to assess the usage trends, but our initial results look really positive.”

Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' first trailer is pawesome

Dog person or not, you might find it ruff to get through this stop-motion film, about dogs exiled to a trash dump, without shedding a tear.

Uber, reviving old tactic, is backed by more than 500,000 in London row

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Half a million people have signed an online petition in under 24 hours backing Uber’s bid to stay on the roads of London, showing the company is turning to its tried-and-tested tactic of asking customers for help when it locks horns with regulators.

4-second video sums up the horror of being a parent

Ask a little kid "let me see what you have" when you notice an object in their hand and you never know what you may get.

Would a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Hurt Consumers? - Slashdot

The Sprint-T-Mobile merger could prove problematic for not only wireless prices, but the recent resurgence in unlimited data plans. While wireless carriers still often engage in theatrical non-price competition more often than not, the government's decision to block AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile several years ago helped spur an unprecedented period of competition in wireless (something large ISPs and their policy armies like to ignore). The end result was a brasher and more competitive T-Mobile, who lead the way on a wave of improvements in the sector culminating most recently in the return of simpler, easier unlimited data plans. The government's decision to block Sprint from acquiring T-Mobile helped keep that competition intact, something large ISPs and their policy folk would similarly like you to forget. As a result, T-Mobile has added more customers per quarter than any other wireless carrier for several years running, as the resulting competition put an end to numerous, nasty industry tactics including overcharging for international roaming, to obnoxious fees and long-term contracts.

The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8

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The Best Unlocked Phones of 2017

At the same time, there are a few downsides to going the unlocked route. If you change SIM cards overseas, you won't have your US phone number while you're there. And unlocked handsets often work only on GSM networks (AT&T and T-Mobile), although there are a growing number of exceptions. The Apple iPhone 6s/SE/7 (factory unlocked and Verizon Wireless models), the Google Nexus and Pixel phones, the Moto G4 and G5 lines, the LG G6, and the Samsung Galaxy "7" and "8" generations work on all US carriers, although with Verizon, you may have to use an existing, already-activated SIM (say, from an older phone.)

How to Hard Reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

That’s all you need to do to force reset your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. We expect the same method to hard reset or force reboot iPhone X as well.

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Bose's ultimate headphones add Google Assistant

Google Assistant is available for Android and iOS devices and is similar to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. Instead of talking to your phone to access Google Assistant, you just press and hold the Action button on the QC35 II and issue commands. The QC35 II's advanced microphone system "picks up voices with remarkable accuracy, so commands are understood," Bose says. And the headphone's noise cancellation "dramatically reduces sound around you," making the Google Assistant experience more personal and immersive.

How IOT network standards can influence security | ZDNet

Chris Penrose, president of IOT solutions at AT&T, explains the security factors that influenced AT&T's decision to deploy LTE-M networks.

Details About Lenovo's Mysterious 25th Anniversary ThinkPad Leak

For fans of Lenovo’s (and before that IBM’s) no-nonsense business systems, 2017 marks a momentous occasion as it’s the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad line. And for quite a while, rumors were floating around that Lenovo was going to make a special throwback ThinkPad to celebrate the date, to the point that Lenovo later came out and confirmed it was happening. However, despite that admission, Lenovo’s secretive approach had many wondering what its commemorative laptop would actually look like.

Google Doodle celebrates Asima Chatterjee, pioneering chemist

Chatterjee, honored with a Google Doodle on Saturday -- on what would've been her 100th birthday -- was the first woman to land a doctorate in science from an Indian university, the University of Calcutta in 1946.

Big for a reason: Behold the Klipsch Forte III speakers

Klipsch speakers, as we audiophiles like to say, have a sound. That is, they don't sound like other speakers, and when you look at the  Klipsch Forte III  without its grille, you'll start to understand why: it's a horn speaker. While most box speakers have their drivers all mounted flush with the front baffle, the Forte III's tweeter and midrange are horn drivers, with the drivers recessed in the horns. What's the big deal about that, you ask? Horn speakers are significantly more efficient than box speakers, and they project sound straight ahead, with narrower dispersion than box speakers so there's less sound bouncing off the floor, side walls and ceiling. Horn speakers like this new Forte III are more dynamically alive sounding than more conventional box speakers. The Forte III sells for $1,800 each.

How to Use an Animated GIF as Wallpaper on Your Mac

The creation of the animated GIF has changed my life for forever. I use GIFs so often people are convinced that I have a stockpile of GIFs on my phone and computer. Both of which are true. Now, you will be hard pressed to find a person that completely hates animated GIFs, which is why they would make for perfect computer desktop backgrounds.

Dell, Red Hat, and others advocating for container storage standard

Container technology goes back to the 1970s, but the storage problem is newly prominent because of choices in hardware and application development that didn't exist several decades ago. For example, most storage devices can only connect to one container at a time, but there are modern applications such as cluster locking and replication where a solution might be necessary, explained Dell's Josh Bernstein, vice president of technology for open-source software.

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The Best Computer Monitors of 2017

Size: Desktop monitors generally fall between 15 and 34 inches. The size of the panel is measured diagonally. While it's always nice to have a big viewing area, it may not be practical, given desktop space constraints. Plus, the bigger the screen, the more you can expect to pay. A 24-inch monitor is a good choice if you wish to view multipage documents or watch movies, but have limited desk space. But there's nothing like watching a movie or playing a game on a large screen, so if you have room on your desktop, a 27-inch display delivers a big-screen experience for a reasonable price. Or, if space is not an issue, consider a massive 34-inch, curved-screen model to bring a true movie-theater experience to your desktop. If you're looking to replace a dual-monitor setup with a single display, check out one of the ultra-wide, big-screen models. They are available in sizes ranging from 29 to 38 inches with curved and non-curved panels, have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and come in a variety of resolutions, including Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) and Ultra High-Definition (UHD).

Homeland Security informed 21 states that hackers targeted their election systems

For the first time, the federal government has officially informed states that their election systems might have been targeted by foreign actors. The Department of Homeland Security told Congress this summer that it suspected that 21 states were targeted, but it wasn’t until Friday that they told local election officials, according to the Associated Press .

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Android One's first phone for the US is the $399 Moto X4

As for Project Fi , that is Google's Wi-Fi first carrier service. Launched in 2015, Fi uses local Wi-Fi networks (the same used in your home, coffee shop or library) to patch your calls and send texts. When you're in an area with low Wi-Fi coverage, it switches to T-Mobile or Sprint's cellular and data networks.

Why a Longer Vacation Isn't Necessarily a Better Vacation

“Ahh, this is it.” It’s the sigh we all want to sigh on vacation. Full relaxation, total enjoyment, that pure vacationy feeling. But it may turn out that pursuing a vacation ideal—whether it’s a perfect sunset, pre-planned trip, or just the expected awe of seeing, say, the Grand Canyon in real life—is exactly how not to get the most out of the vacation time you have.

10 Games Every Sony PlayStation 4 Player Needs

Nathan Drake makes his return to the treasure-hunting world in Uncharted 4 , alongside his long-lost brother. The Drakes travel the world to uncover the secrets of Libertalia, a pirate haven rumored to have untold riches. You will shoot and sneak your way across Madagascar, Scotland, and the Caribbean as you race the bad guys for the loot. Uncharted 4 takes a more cinematic approach than the gameplay-heavy Tomb Raider games, so if you're in the mood for a bombastic interactive experience, Uncharted 4 is your game.

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