The iPhone 7 is hitting stores on September 23 — here's what you're getting

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 18, 2016 - 10:52am

Apple is expected to announce the latest iteration of their iPhone on September 7, and the device is expected to hit stores on September 23. While nothing is official until Tim Cook steps on stage, there are plenty of rumors swirling about the phone ahead of the launch. Here's everything you can expect to see in the iPhone 7.

There's a simple trick to looking your best in smartphone photos

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 18, 2016 - 10:50am

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Have you ever taken a selfie, then looked at it afterward and thought That's not even what I look like!

The problem was likely wide-angle distortion, the property of smartphone lenses (and other super-wide cameras) that renders their subjects a bit odd-looking and cartoonish.

Fortunately, there's a simple way around the problem, if you just understand a bit about the optics of these devices.

Facebook is partnering with Unity for a desktop gaming platform

Submitted by The Verge on August 18, 2016 - 10:47am

Facebook and game engine company Unity have announced a partnership that will let developers easily port their Unity games onto the social network, including a Facebook desktop gaming platform that’s currently in development. Developers have until August 31st to apply for a closed alpha of the export tool, which will be integrated directly into the Unity Editor.

AT&T ditches monthly overages for reduced data speeds

Submitted by Android Central on August 18, 2016 - 10:42am

AT&T has announced that the carrier will be ending overage charges in favor of reduced data speeds once you've used your allotment. The carrier will offer plans ranging from 1GB to 200GB of high-speed data so you can pick the correct amount for what you use. Some customers will actually get more data in their allotment under the new plans without paying any more money. Instead of charging per gigabyte, AT&T is offering on some plans to bump up your data, like 10GB more for just $20 a month.

Marvel and Harley-Davidson Made a Bunch of Badass Super Hero Bikes

Submitted by Gizmodo on August 18, 2016 - 10:40am


To help celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary down under, Marvel Comics and Harley-Davidson dealers in Australia and New Zealand teamed up to make a series of 25 custom motorcycles inspired by heroes and villains in the Marvel universe. The results are fantastic, and a terrible tease since none of the custom rides are available for sale.

A+E Networks is launching its first Freeview channel in the UK — but admits it’s late to the party

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 18, 2016 - 10:29am

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US cable TV giant A+E Networks will launch its first free-to-air television channel in the UK next month — but admitted it is behind rivals who have "rushed" to market with similar strategies.

Blaze debuts on Freeview on September 20 and will showcase the best of A+E Networks’ content, including hit US series "Pawn Stars," "Mountain Men," and "American Restoration."

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