Massive OnePlus 6 leak reveals prices, release date, and nice-looking renders

Mere days before the OnePlus 6 will be officially unveiled, Amazon Germany has made a tiny mistake and published high-res renders of the smartphone, alongside details about its price and release date. While Amazon quickly removed all the OnePlus 6 information that it inadvertently revealed, German website WinFuture still has the main details, plus new images of the upcoming device.
According to Amazon Germany, the OnePlus 6 will be released on May 22. This makes sense – we already know that OnePlus plans to allow a limited number of customers to buy the phone on May …


Motorola reveals which U.S. carriers, retailers will sell the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Play and E5 Plus

If you live in the U.S. and have your mind set on buying one of the new Moto G6 or Moto E5 phones, you might want to know in advance which stateside carriers and retailers will be offering these devices. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus all were unveiled last month and are available starting today in some countries like Brazil. The Moto E5, Moto E5 Play and Moto E5 Plus were also introduced last month, on the same day that the G6 line was announced.

The Moto G6 will be available for postpaid accounts in the U.S. at Verizon. Besides the nation’s largest carrier, pre-paid providers …

Jony Ive reveals story of Apple Watch in Hodinkee interview

In the years after the passing of Apple’s iconic founder, chief visionary and CEO Steve Jobs, Jony Ive, the company’s principal designer and a close friend of Jobs, has become one of the most recognized faces and voices of Apple.

And now, for the first time, Ive opens up about the first big new Apple product after the iPhone and the iPad: the Apple Watch.
Was the Apple Watch conceived in talks with Steve Jobs when he was still alive? Did Steve wear a watch himself? And is Ive actually interested in the watch industry? In a detailed interview with watch …

Samsung patent reveals AR emoji video calls?

A recently uncovered patent filed by Samsung reveals that the company has at least considered utilizing its new AR-emoji tech for a FaceTime-esque video call program. The patent shows a user being able to use the technology recently released on the Galaxy S9 to create an emoji with the caller’s likeness and facial expressions, then transmitting that live with audio to another user. It seems to operate under the premise that this would be beneficial for lower-bandwidth situations. The designs revealed in the patent show that work on this technology goes back as far as 2013, with the patent …

JK Rowling reveals new 'Fantastic Beasts' character

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J.K. Rowling and Jessica Williams hung out at the opening of a rather large Broadway show on Sunday, where they decided to drop some rather big news.

The former Daily Show correspondent, who was announced as part of the Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast last year, will be playing the role of Professor Eulalie a.k.a. Lally Hicks in the forthcoming film.

The pair made the announcement at the during the intermission of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, posting the news on Williams’ Instagram.

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While under oath, AT&T's CEO reveals $15/month TV streaming service for mobile devices

Plenty of strange things have been revealed by people testifying under oath. But what came out of Randall Stephenson’s testimony yesterday might have been a first. The CEO of AT&T, while on the witness stand and under oath in a courtroom, revealed a new AT&T streaming service called AT&T Watch. Designed for those who like to watch streaming television on their mobile devices, this will be a low-cost service priced at $15/month. Unlike the carrier’s DirecTV Now streaming app, which is priced at $35/month, AT&T Watch will not carry any sporting events in order to keep the price down.

Stephenson …

Moto G6 Plus benchmark listing reveals Snapdragon 660 and more

A new Geekbench listing has revealed a number specs in regards to the upcoming Moto G6 Plus. Motorola has already confirmed that it will be unveiling its new Moto G6 lineup next week in Brazil, but this has not stopped the leaks from coming, with the Moto G6 Plus being the latest device to be spotted on benchmarks.

Until today, it was previously thought that Motorola’s G6 Plus would utilize Qualcomm’s slightly less powerful Snapdragon 630 chipset, due to the fact that last year’s G5 Plus and G5S Plus used the Snapdragon 625 processor. Thanks to a new Geekbench listing, however, it appears …

New study reveals that parental control apps don't protect children online

Parents, have you ever installed a parental control app on your teen’s phone in order to keep track of where he/she goes online? Preliminary results from new research conducted by the University of Central Florida reveals that these apps, which show which websites your kid visited, block certain websites, and limit screen time, may not be effective. In addition, the use of these apps tend to drive a wedge between parents and teenagers.

An online survey measured tracked 200 parents who had at least one child 13 to 17 years old. Half of these parents admitted to using a parental control app. …

Apple updates the iWork suite, reveals new AR apps to aid learning

Apple has been working on bringing its tablets out of the consumer-only category and into the productivity grounds. Admittedly, it has been doing so slowly, but today’s iPad Pros, with keyboards, styluses, and iOS 11, are much more useful for work than the iPads from 2-3 years ago.

At today’s education-focused event, the Cupertinians announced not only a new cheap iPad that will support Apple Pencil, but also important software updates to make it useful in the classroom.

The iWork suite has received an update — new versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote allow the user to write and …

New OnePlus 6 leak reveals 3.5mm jack, interesting rear

Last month, we saw two photos allegedly presenting a OnePlus 6 prototype – a large phone with an iPhone X-like notch, a centered dual rear camera, and a fingerprint scanner below it. Now, we can take a look at another image that supposedly also shows OnePlus’ next-generation smartphone.   
The new image – seen above – comes from trusty Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) and partially exposes the rear, bottom, and left side of what could be a real OnePlus 6. The phone’s rear has a distinctive texture, so it’s different from the shiny back …