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Caseology Parallax and Vault LG G6 phone cases now available

Caseology Parallax and Vault LG G6 phone cases now available

Caseology has announced that its Parallax and Vault phone cases have been recreated for the LG G6. The cases are designed to be durable yet stylish, keeping the phone safe without subtracting from its design. Both cases are made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), with the Parallax being the slightly more notable of the two models. The cases are available to order now.

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T-Mobile will soon offer customers a third line for free

T-Mobile will soon offer customers a third line for free

T-Mobile has announced that starting on March 1, most of its subscribers will be given the option of getting a third line for free, this of course assuming they already have two lines they’re paying for. The third free line will be available to customers with Simple Choice and T-Mobile ONE plans; they have the option of using it for another phone or as a line for a smartwatch or tablet.

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Takata pleads guilty in airbag debacle, will pay $1 billion fine

Takata pleads guilty in airbag debacle, will pay $1 billion fine

As the latest update in the company’s long-running airbag scandal, Takata Corp has pleaded guilty to hiding the problems affecting its airbag inflators. As a result, it is confirmed that Takata will pay $1 billion as a fine, of which $850 million will go to automakers affected by the recalls, another $125 million will go toward victims affected by the defect, as well as their families, while the remaining $25 million will cover the criminal charge itself.

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EVgo launches 150kW high-power fast charging station in California

EVgo launches 150kW high-power fast charging station in California

EVgo, the operator behind more than 900 electric vehicle fast charging stations throughout the U.S., has announced the launch of a high-power EV fast charger in Fremont, California. This has been done in conjunction with ABB, but it isn't available to the general public. Instead, EVgo says the charging station will be made available to automotive research vehicles to help with research and development.

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CloudPets connected toy data leak makes personal voice messages public

CloudPets connected toy data leak makes personal voice messages public

Connected toys are becoming increasingly popular, and one such toy is CloudPets’ stuffed animals. With these and a related app, parents and kids can record messages for each other that are shuttled between the toy and app via the company’s cloud service. That cloud service, it turns out, is quite insecure and has allowed voice messages recorded by parents and kids to be leaked online for anyone with the skills to grab them.

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SanDisk iXpand flash drive and Connect Wireless Stick boosted to 256GB

SanDisk iXpand flash drive and Connect Wireless Stick boosted to 256GB

SanDisk has announced a new version of its previously launched iXpand Flash Drive for iOS. This newest version brings the same design as the previous version, but with a greater 256GB capacity. Joining the new iOS flash drive is the new SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, likewise arriving with a 256GB capacity, but with the addition of password-protected WiFi.

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Researchers urge caution over bringing back extinct species

Researchers urge caution over bringing back extinct species

News of researchers’ efforts to bring back the long-extinct wooly mammoth has caught the public’s attention, and while the prospect is interesting, many are against it. That project in particular has its own controversies, such as whether it is ethical to bring back a creature that will have no social group of its own, but the entire de-extinction project as a whole is also not without its potential issues.

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AT&T and GE’s Current partnership brings IoT devices to ‘smart’ cities

AT&T and GE’s Current partnership brings IoT devices to ‘smart’ cities

AT&T has announced a partnership with GE’s Current that will, in time, help transform existing cities into so-called ‘smart cities.’ This will be done by rolling out Internet of Things devices within the regions, with one relevant technology being smart street lights that keep tabs on air quality, issue alerts for emergency weather conditions, and even listen for gunshots and alert the appropriate authorities when any are detected.

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Lenovo Yoga 520 and 720 convertible laptops are made for multi-taskers

Lenovo Yoga 520 and 720 convertible laptops are made for multi-taskers

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its next generation of convertible laptops, the Yoga 520 and the Yoga 720. Both models feature the same ultra-flexible designs we’ve come to expect from Lenovo’s Yoga lineup, as well as Windows 10 and high-end hardware offerings. Lenovo says the new Yoga laptops meet a variety of criteria, such as being both mobile and versatile, aiming to satisfy the desires of millennials and meet their most pressing needs.

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Lenovo Miix 320: a 2-in-1 portable Windows 10 workhorse

Lenovo Miix 320: a 2-in-1 portable Windows 10 workhorse

Lenovo has introduced its new 2-in-1 device, the Miix 320. This model is an update to the company’s previously launched Miix 310 model, and it aims to be the highly portable workhorse the average on-the-go user needs. Lenovo points toward many types of users as the Miix 320’s targeted user base — freelancers, travelers, and the ‘meeting marathoner.’ This unveiling joins Lenovo’s newly introduced Tab 4 Series tablets and its Yoga devices.

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Lenovo Tab 4 Series launches with two premium models, Kid’s Pack and more

Lenovo Tab 4 Series launches with two premium models, Kid’s Pack and more

Lenovo has launched its new Tab 4 Series tablets for families and kids, unveiling four new slates with kid-friendly experiences and, in the case of two models, premium features. There’s the Tab 4 8 and the Tab 4 10, their names indicating their display size, as well as the premium models Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus. Lenovo is also offering optional accessories that can turn these slates into either convertible ‘workhorses’ or into tablets specifically for kids.

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ARCHOS 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite smartphones unveiled

ARCHOS 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite smartphones unveiled

ARCHOS has introduced two new Android smartphones, the ARCHOS 50 Graphite and the 55 Graphite. The names hint at the display sizes, with the 50 Graphite model featuring a 5.0” display and the 55 Graphite featuring a 5.5” display. The 55 Graphite model is a bit more notable over the 50 model, though, also packing things like USB-C.

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