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Consumer & Gadgets

New Qualcomm chips pack high-end features for lower-cost earbuds

Qualcomm is getting ready to usher in a new generation of super low-power Bluetooth earbud chips.

Consumer & Gadgets

Huawei flagship phone goes Google-free

Huawei drove into its post-Google era Thursday with a flagship smartphone that uses none of the Android maker's apps now that the Chinese group has been blacklisted by US authorities.

Software

Fast Share, Android's answer to Apple's AirDrop, due soon

It appears Google is preparing to roll out a new file sharing feature when it unveils Android 11 later this spring.

Consumer & Gadgets

Trying to order groceries online? Some tips to do it successfully

If you've tried ordering groceries for delivery this week, it isn't you. In a coronavirus era, the old rules and expectations have been thrown out the window.

Consumer & Gadgets

Lyft looking to add food, medical supplies delivery service

Ride-sharing company Lyft says it is exploring government and health care partnerships to create safer earning opportunities for drivers by having them deliver medical supplies, food and other items.

Consumer & Gadgets

Apple brings PC-like trackpad to iPad tablets

Apple's new iPad brings PC-like trackpad capabilities for the first time, as the company seeks to make its tablet even more like a laptop computer.

Consumer & Gadgets

Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

Gamers breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday after the end of a network outage that affected Nintendo's online games, with internet-based systems under increasing pressure from people staying home over coronavirus.

Consumer & Gadgets

Apple to patent snoop-proof screens

Secret digital intrusions into our computers and mobile devices have garnered increasing attention in recent times. But a decidedly lower-tech assault has also been troublesome: shoulder surfing. You know the types: friends, ...