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Today’s top deals: $30 Wi-Fi extender, $18 router, heavenly pillows, $19 wireless earbuds, more

We've got some truly great daily deals for our readers to check out on Thursday, and it all starts with the ultimate budget home wireless bundle. Check this out: for just $48 total you can blanket your home with Wi-Fi thanks to these deals on the Netgear WNR2020v2 Wi-Fi Router ($18) and the Netgear EX6120-100NAS Wi-Fi Range Extender ($29.99 after $10 on-site .... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 11 min 41 sec ago

LastPass rolls out Android Oreo autofill to the public

No need to sign up for LastPass beta anymore if Android Oreo has already made it to your device. The password manager has started rolling out autofill to the stable app for Google's latest mobile platform, according to the company's director of engin....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 12 min 34 sec ago

Anchor turns itself into a one-stop podcast creation app

Anchor started off as a social network for audio -- the app let users make quick, impromptu broadcasts to their followers straight from their phone. But the company started seeing more and more people using it to make full-on podcasts, so it added fe....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 31 min 34 sec ago

Intel will bring 5G to laptops in 2019

5G hardware is closer than you think. Intel's upcoming XMM 8000 series modems will power 5G in notebooks in the second half of 2019, the company announced today. That'll include machines from Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft. (Yes, that means we'll see....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 31 min 34 sec ago

Watch live as SpaceX performs its groundbreaking internet satellite launch after scrubbing yesterday’s attempt

SpaceX is still riding high on a wave of public hype from its Falcon Heavy launch, but even as Starman sails through space the company is wasting no time in proceeding with its long list of missions. The company is prepared to launch the first of over 10,000 internet satellites today, after scrubbing its first launch attempt on February 21st due to high altitude wind shear. That was a bit of a disappointment, but SpaceX is giving it another go today, and the launch window opens at 9:17am EST this morning. The mission will deploy a pair of SpaceX's high-tech intern.... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 36 min 28 sec ago

Net neutrality repeal goes into effect on April 23rd

Two months from now, net neutrality will officially be dead. Today, the Federal Communication Commission's revocation order was published in the Federal Register. The effective date is April 23rd..... Read More
Source: Engadget - 37 min 34 sec ago

Apple will reportedly debut new AirPods this year with at least two key upgrades

As is often the case with Apple, the company's truly wireless AirPods headphones were nowhere close to being the first device to market in this emerging category. Apple is almost never first to market, of course. Instead, the company takes its time and develops the best product it can, and that product typically ends up being the most popular option. Apple did it with smartphones, the company did it with tablets, and now Apple has done it again with cord-free earbuds. Apple's AirPods were first released more than a year ago, and they're so popular that supply still.... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 40 min 29 sec ago

Our readers agree: These $26 Bluetooth earbuds sound better than AirPods

A couple of weeks ago we penned a post in which we explained why we finally ditched our beloved AirPods. Long story short, they slick plastic tips don’t stay snug in your ears, so the sound isolating seal is constantly broken and sound quality suffers. We also told you about the earbuds that have replaced our AirPods, the new VAVA MOOV 25 Bluetooth Headphones. They’re fantastic, offering sound quality, design, and battery life th.... Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 1 hour 10 min ago

Apple is reportedly developing water-resistant AirPods

Apple plans to release upgraded AirPods regularly, according to Bloomberg, much like how it launches new iPhones like clockwork. The publication says the team that also created HomePod is already developing at least a couple of new versions, includin....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 1 hour 21 min ago

College esports is set to explode, starting with the Fiesta Bowl

As executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, one of the largest college football tournaments of the season, Mike Nealy was more familiar with shoulder pads than mousepads. Six months ago, he didn't know people were making money playing video games profe....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 1 hour 31 min ago

The first $999 Android phone is here, and it’s not even the Galaxy S9

In just a few days, the Galaxy S9 will become official, at which point Samsung and its partners will tell us exactly how expensive it’ll be. Most reports expect the phone to cost $100 more than its predecessor, which means it’ll still be more affordable than the iPhone X’s entry price of $999. However, the first $999 Android phone is here a few days early, and we totally didn’t see it coming. Continue reading... BGR Top Deals: Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 1 hour 46 min ago

Apple said to debut voice-activated Siri AirPods in 2018, water-resistant model in 2019

 Apple is preparing a couple of updating models of AirPods, according to Bloomberg. The popular fully wireless earbud-style headphones that Apple introduced last year are currently on track for a refresh in 2018 with the addition of a new version of the “W” line of chips that Apple created specifically to manage and improve Bluetooth-based connections between gadgets. The 2018… Read More Read More
Source: Crunch Gear - 2 hours 15 min ago

Apple said to debut voice-activated Siri AirPods in 2018, water-resistant model in 2019

 Apple is preparing a couple of updating models of AirPods, according to Bloomberg. The popular fully wireless earbud-style headphones that Apple introduced last year are currently on track for a refresh in 2018 with the addition of a new version of the “W” line of chips that Apple created specifically to manage and improve Bluetooth-based connections between gadgets. The 2018… Read More Read More
Source: MobileCrunch Feed - 2 hours 15 min ago

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ gets its Balloon World update

If you're looking to squeeze a little more out of Super Mario Odyssey, then Nintendo's got something that'll brighten your day. The company has released a small update to the Switch title, named Balloon World, that includes a new mini-game, plus addi....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 2 hours 30 min ago

All cryptocurrencies are crashing, and we have no idea why

It was just Wednesday that we told you all cryptocurrencies were tanking, save for Bitcoin, which was trading well above $11,000. Sure, Bitcoin’s priced dropped compared to Tuesday’s highs, but it didn’t seem to be as affected as all its rivals. Well, fast forward to Thursday morning, and all digital coins are trading well below yesterday’s prices, and Bitcoin wasn’t spared. 
So what’s happening? In short, we have no idea. Read More
Source: Boy Genius Report - 2 hours 41 min ago

The Morning After: Netflix's new 'Lost in Space' trailer

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Do you really need your own PC? Today we're looking into personal cloud computing, the risky side of Spotify's rumored hardware plans and how AI can help make CGI fur more realistic..... Read More
Source: Engadget - 3 hours 1 min ago

Watch Airbus' drone taxi take to the skies for the first time

Back in late January, Airbus' Vahana team successfully flew their autonomous air taxi for the first time. Now, you can finally watch how the drone stayed in the air on its own in the video below the fold. It shows the aircraft hovering around 16 feet....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 3 hours 31 min ago

Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales

 Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all cylinders for several years now but Gartner’s latest figures record the first ever decline since the analyst began tracking the market all the way back in 2004. Read More .... Read More
Source: MobileCrunch Feed - 3 hours 42 min ago

LG updates its cheap K-series phones with new hardware

After renewing its high-end mobile push through 2017 with new G and V series phones, LG is taking another shot at the low-to-mid range with these K-series devices. The new K8 and K10 (with three sub-models that vary in RAM, built-in storage and color....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 4 hours 26 min ago

Signal Messenger receives $50 million from WhatsApp co-founder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike has announced the launch of Signal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) n....... Read More
Source: Engadget - 5 hours 29 min ago