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Meet the three new ‘Doctor Who’ companions in first series teaser


Your first teaser for the new series of Doctor Who is here.

Months after we watched Peter Capaldi regenerated, as per tradition from the TARDIS, as the 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker in last year’s Christmas special, BBC unveiled a teaser for the Broadchurch actor’s debut season as the Time Lord on Sunday.

Aired on BB1 during the FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia, the teaser highlights three companions the Doctor will be adventuring with: Graham, Ryan and Yasmin, played by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

Plus, there’s a little former Doctor Matt Smith callback in there, with Walsh shown reading The Beano magazine, pointed out by BBC journalist Lizo Mzimba as an easter egg from 2013 episode “The Rings of Akhaten.” Read more…

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Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail

It’s the year 2018 and for some reason we’re still dealing with spam and robocalls. Fortunately, if you use Android, Google’s Phone app has a new feature that helps significantly reduce the number of calls that will appear on your home screen. You might still get a voicemail from them now and then, but that’s easier to deal with than … Continue reading


Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re considering making the switch from a traditional PC (or Mac) to a Chromebook, you may be concerned about the transition. Not to worry—moving to a Chromebook is simple, and these tips will help ease the move.


The Best Indoor HDTV Antennas

The cheapest way to cut the cord is to ditch cable and use an over-the-air antenna to watch local TV.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Following the popularity of Black Ops 2 and 3, it’s safe to say that a lot of Call of Duty are excited for Black Ops 4. As is usually the case for these Call of Duty games, there will be a beta test that allows fans to get an early look at Black Ops 4 before it launches later this … Continue reading


Google Clips update improves expression recognition, adds Timelapses

Google’s tiny smart camera, Google Clips, has received a big update that improves its ability to recognize facial expressions, among other things. The changes come in Version 1.6, which also brings a new Timelapses feature, though it’s not quite the same as a timelapse you’d create using a regular camera. The update is live now on the Google Play Store … Continue reading


Facebook lures Google engineer to head its own chip development

One of the more recent trends in Silicon Valley is for the biggest tech companies to bring chip development in-house, rather than rely on third-party suppliers like Qualcomm and Intel. Apple has been doing this years already, and Google is already looking to catch up, but it seems the latest to have interest in developing its own processors is Facebook. … Continue reading


iFixit finds dust covers in latest MacBook Pro keyboard


Apple released a refreshed MacBook Pro this week and top among the new features is a tweaked keyboard. Apple says its quieter than the last version and in our tests, we agree. But iFixit found something else: thin, silicone barriers that could improve the keyboard’s reliability.

This is big news. Users have long reported the butterfly switch keyboard found in MacBook Pros were less reliable than past models. There are countless reports of dust and lint and crumbs causing keys to stick or fail. Personally, I have not had any issues, but many at TechCrunch have. To date Apple has yet to issue a recall for the keyboard..

iFixit found a thin layer of rubberized material covering the new butterfly mechanism. The repair outlet also points to an Apple patent for this exact technology that’s designed to “prevent and/or alleviate contaminant ingress.”

According to Apple, which held a big media unveiling for new models, the changes to the keyboard were designed to address the loud clickity-clack and not the keyboard’s tendency to get mucked up by dust. And that makes sense, too. If Apple held an event and said “We fixed the keyboards” it would mean Apple was admitting something was wrong with the keyboards. Instead Apple held an event and said “We made the keyboards quieter” admitting the past keyboards were loud, and not faulty.

We just got our review unit and will report back on the keyboard’s reliability after a day or two at the beach. Because science.

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How to Create Homescreen Shortcuts to Any Android App

create-homescreen-shortcuts-android-appsMost of us know how to add homescreen shortcuts to apps that already exist on our phones – just open up the app drawer, hold down on an app icon until you grab it, then drag it over to the homescreen of your choice. But maybe you want to create app-like shortcuts to specific folders, web pages, or your entire bookmark collection? If that’s the case, then you need to dig a little deeper. we’ll show you in this article how to create homescreen shortcuts for any Android app. Create Homescreen Shortcuts for Websites Creating a homescreen shortcut to a website is easy. If you’re… Read more

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Uber real-time driver monitoring test looks for criminal charges

Uber is continuously monitoring drivers for criminal charges, a new report claims. These are referred to as ongoing background checks and they’re intended to help improve rider safety, a big criticism that has plagued the company since the beginning. The monitoring is reportedly being done in conjunction with companies Appriss and Checkr. The information comes from Axios, which says it … Continue reading


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