Fossil’s preparing 5 new designer smartwatches, and we can’t wait to see them

New designer smartwatches are coming soon from Fossil, if listings on the FCC’s website are to be believed. Some detective work by droid-life.com suggests the watches will be released under the Diesel, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, and the Fossil brand names.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/fossil-designer-smartwatch-2019-news/

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s J.A. Bayona will direct Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show

Amazon has selected a director for its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s J.A. Bayona, reports Deadline. Bayona will direct the first two episodes of the series and will serve as executive producer along with producer Belén Atienza.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/3/20681135/jurassic-world-fallen-kingdoms-j-a-bayona-director-amazon-prime-video-lord-of-the-rings-show

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are struggling to stay online today

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing outages this morning. Downdetector maps show the services are struggling around the globe, but the issues seem to be the worst on the East Coast and in Europe.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/03/facebook-instagram-whatsapp-outages/

Android notifications arrive on Windows 10 ‘Your Phone’ app

Bill Gates might regret losing to Google in the mobile OS domain, but Microsoft continues to work on various projects for Android. It just rolled out Your Phone, an app that mirrors Android phone notifications so you can see them directly on your desktop.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/03/android-notifications-windows-10-your-phone-app/

iOS 13 will fix the FaceTime eye contact problem

iOS 13’s third developer beta includes a new feature that makes it look like you’re staring directly at your front-facing camera during FaceTime calls, even when looking away at the person on your screen.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/3/20680681/ios-13-beta-3-facetime-attention-correction-eye-contact

Samsung has reportedly fixed the Galaxy Fold

Samsung has redesigned the Galaxy Fold to address the screen durability issues that torpedoed its launch, Bloomberg reports, with the folding phone soon to begin commercial production.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/2/20680495/samsung-galaxy-fold-fix-redesign-release-date-report

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus gets dedicated night photography mode in the US

The camera app on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is finally getting a dedicated night mode in the US, reports XDA-Developers.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/2/20678671/samsung-s10-camera-night-mode-us-att-photography-bright-night

Google Assistant update rolling out to Sonos One, Beam

As confirmed last week, Google Assistant is finally coming to Sonos speakers after being delayed last year. A software update rolling out today will allow users to say “Hey Google” to issue commands, ask questions, and control their Assistant smart home on the Sonos One and Sonos Beam.

Continue Reading . . . https://9to5google.com/2019/07/02/google-assistant-sonos-update/

Take amazing fireworks photos this Fourth of July from any phone

The Fourth of July is in just two days, and that means in three days millions of people will stare into the night sky as it’s lit up by colorful bursts of fire. Fireworks are a staple of celebrating America’s independence, and capturing photos of those fireworks has become part of the experience.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnet.com/how-to/take-amazing-fireworks-photos-this-fourth-of-july-from-any-phone/

‘Help’: Photos show hundreds of migrants squashed into cells, appealing for assistance

One senior manager at a facility called the situation a “ticking time bomb.” Migrants banged on cell windows and pressed notes against the plexiglass.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/help-photos-show-hundreds-migrants-squashed-cells-appealing-assistance-n1025831

Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0, and everyone is confused

Microsoft is up to something. Yesterday the Windows team dropped a sizzler video on Twitter, announcing the “all-new” Windows 1.0. It posted the same video over on its Instagram account, but only after it had wiped every single other post from its page.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/02/microsoft-teaser-windows-1-0/

Amazon Prime Day Is In 2 Weeks — Here’s How to Prepare

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. We’re just two weeks away from Amazon’s biggest sale of the year: Prime Day.

Continue Reading . . . https://thepointsguy.com/news/amazon-prime-day-is-in-2-weeks-heres-how-to-prepare/

The viral video of Ivanka Trump at the G20 perfectly captures the problem with nepotism

The glaring disconnect between how President Donald Trump views his daughter’s diplomatic skills and how the rest of the world sees them came to a very public head this weekend thanks to a viral, cringeworthy of Ivanka Trump attempting to interact with world leaders at the G20 in Japan.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.vox.com/2019/7/1/20677253/ivanka-trump-g20-nepotism

Scientists capture 4D atomic movement in breakthrough experiment

Long-held theories about how materials melt, freeze and evaporate may need to be tweaked thanks to some breakthrough research. A UCLA-led team of scientists have captured the 4D movement of atoms through time and 3D space as they changed states, reportedly for the first time.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/01/4d-atomic-movement-captured/

New electric cars in Europe have to make artificial noises

Don’t be surprised if you hear more of a racket from electric cars in Europe. As of July 1st, new four-wheeled EV models in the European Union require a noise-emitting device (Acoustic Vehicle Alert System, or AVAS) that kicks in whenever the vehicle is driving below 19km/h (12MPH).

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/30/eu-electric-car-noise-rule-takes-effect/