Here's how to survive your graduation ceremony

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On a painfully hot day in May 2015, I donned a long black gown and stood for hours in a field of uncomfortably wet grass while sun burned my cheeks and humidity wreaked havoc with my hair. Was I prepared for life? Definitely not. But there I was anyway, graduating college.

It you’re reading this, you’re probably about to graduate, too. Congrats! All those early morning classes, the hours spent taking notes until your hands cramped, and the hundreds of lectures and late-night cram sessions are finally about to pay off. 

Once finals are over just one thing stands in the way of you and that sweet, sweet diploma: A long as hell and incredibly boring graduation ceremony. Read more…

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LG G7 ThinQ promises better photos through AI, and here's the difference

Artificial intelligence – is it the future of smartphone photography, or just a fad bound to fade away? We’re not quite sure yet, but LG is definitely optimistic about AI and its potential to bring the smartphone experience to the next level. 
The LG G7 ThinQ – the company’s latest flagship phone – comes with multiple AI-based tricks in its arsenal, and one of them is the AI CAM mode, accessible with a tap from within the camera app. What does it do? In a nutshell, AI CAM scans the frame for objects that it can recognize – from pets and people to food …

Here's the memo John Legere sent to T-Mobile employees today informing them about the Sprint merger

Even though it was fairly obvious that T-Mobile would be the surviving entity in any merger with Sprint, you can be sure that some of the carrier’s employees had been nervous ever since the rumor mill yelled loudly that a transaction was just days away. For those of you who spent the entire afternoon watching LeBron and missed the news, T-Mobile is merging with Sprint in an all-stock deal valued at $26.5 billion. And this evening, a letter written by T-Mobile CEO John Legere, informing T-Mobile employees about the merger, has leaked.

The biggest concerns (which were shared by both …

Kanye's new political rap wants to 'let the people talk.' Here's what they're saying.

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Oh, did you think Kanye West was done grabbing attention for the week? Pfffttt.

Following the release of his new song “Lift Yourself,” which may or may not have just been one big troll on poop-scooping, Kanye dropped “Ye Vs. The People.” The track features rapper T.I., with the two trading verses as they discuss a more serious matter: Yeezy’s unhinged tweets in support of Donald Trump.

Kanye split the internet in half earlier this week after reiterating his love for Trump. In typical Kanye-does-Kanye style, he called the president “my brother” and slammed haters for not being “free thinkers” who stay true to their own independent thoughts. Read more…

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Seeing red? Here's Apple's ad for the (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 8/8 Plus

It has been a week since Apple unveiled the (PRODUCT)Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. And of course, Apple’s giant marketing machine has already been all over the new releases with its giant gears turning. Just in case you haven’t watched any television for the last week, what you’ll find at the top of this article is Apple’s television commercial for the new (PRODUCT)Red iPhone models. As far as the ad goes, you might not recognize the device shown on the screen as being an iPhone. Not at first, anyway. The Touch ID button (remember that, Apple iPhone X owners?) appears at the 14 second …

Here's how to find out if your Facebook profile was used by Cambridge Analytica

It’s hard to believe how the world has changed in 21 days. Three weeks ago, we passed along the news that millions of Facebook profiles had been obtained by a consulting firm named Cambridge Analytica without users’ permission. The data was obtained by them through a Russian-American researcher named Aleksandr Kogan, who was not supposed to release the information to anyone. Facebook might have violated a 2011 consent decree signed with the FTC that prevented the company from using personal data without getting permission from its owner. 

As a result, Facebook has been under fire. …

Here's why the OnePlus 6 may indeed sport in-display finger scanner

Hot on the heels of the newly announced Oppo R15 that gives us a hint how the eventual OnePlus 6 may end up looking like, now comes another trajectory to explore – its rumored in-display finger scanner. Why do we think it is a real possibility all of a sudden? Well, BBK, the parent company of Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus, just announced two new handsets today – the Vivo X21 and X21 UD – for under display, apparently, as this is the successor of the first phone with such sensor, the X20 UD.

You guessed it – besides utter resemblance to the Oppo R15, down to the 6.28″ notch-y displays …