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Neoring is a magnetic phone mount…for your hand

Neoring is a magnetic phone mount…for your hand

Smartphone stands and mounts come in all forms: round balls that rest on a table top, tripods for almost-anything positioning, magnets that slide over your car's ventilation grilles. The Neoring is not like those things. It is, it seems, a substitution for using your fingers to hold your phone by, you know, using your fingers but in a different way. With a big magnetic ring. Slide the ring on your finger, attach the phone to the ring, and you can now hold your phone without actually having to hold it.

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King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember arrives next month

King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember arrives next month

As we’d first talked about in late summer last year, Sierra Entertainment has been revived and its first order of business was bringing back King’s Quest, a title that debuted earlier this year. Now the second installment of the title is upon us, and it is called King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember. This will be the second installment of what will eventually be a five-part series, and it has been announced that it will arrive on July 28.

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Adidas Sport Headphones by Monster lineup unveiled

Adidas Sport Headphones by Monster lineup unveiled

Early last year it was announced that Monster had partnered with Adidas to launch a lineup of headphones, and today it has announced a new product as part of that: the adidas Sport Headphones by Monster. There are two models in the lineup, the adidas Sport Supernova and adidas Sport Response. Adidas describes the first model as “in-ear headphones”, and the latter model as earbuds. They’re targeted at users with differing needs -- those who need noise isolation, and those who are active.

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Gmail adds more themes and emoji

Gmail adds more themes and emoji

Some like their inboxes to be clean and plain, but there are those who need a dose of color amidst their email, and Gmail is targeting those users with its new update. Google Software Engineer Gaurav Vijay announced the upcoming changes today, saying some more options are inbound for personalizing things. Among the new options are more themes, something that made their first appearance in Gmail back in 2008. There are also some new emojis in case the current roster isn't enough to satiate your picture-based expressions.

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Windows 10 build 10159 arrives on heels of 10158

Windows 10 build 10159 arrives on heels of 10158

We just saw Windows 10 build 10158 arrive yesterday, but Microsoft has apparently found cause to get the next version out ASAP, and now testers have access to Windows 10 build 10159. It is a pleasant surprise, one that is being released into the Windows Insider Fast ring today. Why, you ask? Microsoft didn’t want to wait on releasing 10158, but has found that 10159 is also ready to go and so it decided to release it, too.

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NSA can restart bulk data collection for 6 months, rules court

NSA can restart bulk data collection for 6 months, rules court

The American Civil Liberties Union is gearing up for a legal battle following a ruling yesterday evening by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — according to it, the National Security Agency (NSA) can restart its bulk collection of American phone data. The ACLU is planning to challenge the ruling, and will be seeking an injunction against the program via the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Previously this court had ruled that the NSA’s bulk collection program was illegal.

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Facebook Messenger’s money feature arrives for all US users

Facebook Messenger’s money feature arrives for all US users

We've previously detailed Facebook Messenger's new feature for sending money to friends, but in case you missed it, the feature works as such: you fire up Messenger and find the friend you want to send money to. Tap the "$" icon, enter an amount, and send it away. The person on the receiving end can then accept it and the money will be sent to their bank account. It's a convenient feature, one that is now available to all US users.

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YouTube details new features, targets ‘junk’ comments

YouTube details new features, targets ‘junk’ comments

YouTube has been rolling out improvements and features for its creators, and it has detailed the latest among those efforts. The creator features will have some benefits for all YouTube users, though, included among them being changes that cuts down on the number of so-called "junk" comments that litter the comments' section. There are a total of ten things that YouTube says it has been working on, the full details of which we have after the jump — they include things like mobile video management, improvements to live streaming, and more.

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Hyundai Apple Watch app brings remote start and more

Hyundai Apple Watch app brings remote start and more

Hyundai has introduced its new Blue Link app for the Apple Watch, allowing those with Apple’s wearable to control certain functions on their car from the convenience of their wrist. One such feature is flashing the car’s lights from the Apple Watch — a convenient way to find the car in a crowded parking lot or scare away a nosy passerby. Using Blue Link, the wearable can also be used to lock the doors using Apple Watch and as a remote start button for firing up the engine from “almost anywhere”, says the auto maker.

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Pinterest rolling out Buyable Pins on iOS

Pinterest rolling out Buyable Pins on iOS

Early this month Pinterest officially launched a “Buy It” button on the site, its latest effort to monetize its service by serving as an e-commerce portal for the items found in its pins. The idea is that many visitors use Pinterest to find crafts and other DIY projects, and so these "Buyable Pins", as Pinterest calls them, makes it easy to get the items needed without having to leave the site for a different one.

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