Honor 6X smartphone arrives in Target stores across the US

The budget-friendly Honor 6X Android smartphone has just launched in Target stores across the nation, giving consumers a new option for picking up Huawei’s $249 phone. This handset boasts some premium features, though it isn’t going to compete with the flagship handsets on the market. Among other things, the Honor 6X features a full-metal body alongside a large 5.5-inch Full … Continue reading
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Your iPhone 6/6s will last for two days per charge with this ultra-thin battery case

Best iPhone 6 Battery Case

Have you been thinking about upgrading your old iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s to a new iPhone 7 or even an iPhone 7 Plus just because your battery life isn’t what it used to be? $650+ is a whole lot of money to spend on a new phone, especially when the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 are just a few months away from launching. Instead of giving up on your trusty old iPhone, check out the ICONIC iPhone 6/6s Battery Case. It features a surprisingly thin design considering the large 5,000 mAh battery inside, and it’ll have your iPhone running for about two days before you need to recharge.

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • [DOUBLED BATTERY LIFE]: The powerful 5000 mAh Li-polymer rechargeable Atomic Pro battery can effectively provide 200%+ extra battery life to your iPhone 6/6s, which is equivalent to add 12 + hours talk time or 24+ hours web browsing time
  • [FULL PROTECTION]: Besides charging,ICONIC battery case also protects your iphone from scratches and bumps. 360° comprehensive bumper + hard-shell backplate protect you phone from scratches and daily damage. Intelligent charging IC protects your phone safe in peace.
  • [IMPORTANT NOTE]:NOT compatible with Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector or traditional 3.5mm headphones. ONLY compatible with Apple Airpods Bluetooth headphones or any other wireless Bluetooth headphone accessories.
  • [DUAL CHARGING COMPATIBLE]: Charging iPhone 6/6s battery and case battery simultaneously. Connect wall charger to the battery case with your iphone 6/6s at night, both the phone and case battery will be fully charged in the morning.When charging,the LED indicators are lighting,★★press the buttons 3 seconds to stop charge.
  • [WHAT YOU GET]: Battery Case, User Manual, + Complimentary Hassle Free Satisfaction Guarantee, contact ICONIC Customer Service directly whenever you have issue and we will provide replacement promptly!

iPhone 6/6s Battery Case,ICONIC iPhone 6/6s(4.7inch) Portable Charger Case 5000mAh Extended Bac…: $35.99

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Uber says Q1 revenue was $3.4B, up 18% from last quarter, loss was $708M, down from $991M; head of finance Gautam Gupta to leave July (Greg Bensinger/Wall Street Journal)


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Uber says Q1 revenue was $3.4B, up 18% from last quarter, loss was $708M, down from $991M; head of finance Gautam Gupta to leave July  —  Uber said its head of finance is leaving as the ride-hailing company reported continued big losses despite growing revenue, adding to an exodus …


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Edgybees mashes up video games and real drones for a futuristic new racer


While Amazon is busy figuring out infrastructure for its Prime Air drone empire, augmented reality startup Edgybees has launched Drone Prix AR, an AR racing game for drones.

Edgybees in fact draws from Amazon’s talent pool; Menashe Haskin, a former manager at the Amazon Prime Air office in Israel, helped cofound it in 2016. Fellow founders CEO Adam Kaplan and vice president for research and development Nitay Megides come from data virtualization and robotics backgrounds respectively.

Even as regulations have ramped up for commercial drones, they garnered some time in the limelight at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Industry revenue is estimated to reach more than $6 billion in 2017 and exceed $11.2 billion by 2020, according to market researcher Gartner. The Consumer Technology Association thinks that 2017 will be a big year for drones on the consumer side, estimating a 40 percent increase to 3.4 million drones bought by hobbyists, increasing the audience for drone-based games and apps.

Drone Prix creates an AR race course that overlays whatever environment the drone is in, generating collectable prizes and obstacles for the player to avoid. In a partnership with drone creator DJI and Epson, Drone Prix is optimized for DJI drones and uses the Epson Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition smart glasses. Players can stream a first-person view from their drone’s built-in camera using DJI controllers with a video screen or via their smartphones with the DJI GO app. However, the Moverio Drone Edition glasses can also provide a more seamless heads-up display.

Others have tried to create AR racing games for drones, such as Drone n Base, which sought $70,000 on Indiegogo in 2015 to create its own drone as well as the corresponding game for players’ mobile devices. The project ended up raising only about $25,000, but it nevertheless moved forward with manufacturing and released its iOS app in beta earlier this year in January.

Drone Prix is single-player game for now, though it does feature a leaderboard, and comes with 30 obstacle courses in various levels of difficulty. It’s too early to say whether the game will take off, since it seems that most people are using their drones to make films or take selfies. But if the Drone Racing League is any indication, there’s interest in more applications, which Edgybees is likely counting on. According to CNBC, 28.2 million viewers watched DRL’s first season on ESPN last year, and the second season which airs this June will be broadcast in 75 countries.


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Hillary Clinton urges social media platforms to do more curating and editorial decision-making "instead of being overwhelmed by the challenge" (Colin Lecher/The Verge)


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Hillary Clinton urges social media platforms to do more curating and editorial decision-making “instead of being overwhelmed by the challenge”  —  In an interview today at Code Conference, Hillary Clinton urged social media platforms to figure out new ways to slow …


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Motorcycle Gang Busted For Hacking and Stealing Over 150 Jeep Wranglers

An anonymous reader writes: “The FBI has arrested members of a motorcycle gang accused to have hacked and stolen over 150 Jeep Wranglers from Southern California, which they later crossed the border into Mexico to have stripped down for parts,” reports Bleeping Computer. What stands apart is how the gang operated. This involved gang members getting the Jeep Wrangler VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), accessing a proprietary Jeep database, and getting two codes needed to create a duplicate replacement key. Gang members used one code to cut the key, while they used the second code while stealing the car, connecting a handheld programming computer to the car, and programming the replacement key’s chip, synchronizing it to the car’s dashboard. All of this took under 2 minutes and was also possible because Jeep Wranglers allow thieves to pop the hood from the outside of the car and disable the alarm even before using their non-authenticated replacement key. Officials say that all the database queries for the stolen VIN codes came from a Jeep dealer in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Court documents don’t say if the dealer cooperated or gang members hacked its system. The motorcycle gang’s name was Hooligans and the sub-unit that stole the Jeeps was named Dirty 30.

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Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a long time, but coming up with evidence to support the theory has been hard to come by. Now, researchers have discovered something in space that they can’t quite account for, and one of the possible explanations is that — are you sitting down? — our universe actually bumped into a neighboring, parallel one.

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