Presidents' Day Apple deals: Macs on sale from $749 (up to $700 off), plus hundreds off iPad Pros & more

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Current Apple hardware is on sale this holiday weekend with triple digit savings on 2018 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices of the year. Prices start at just $749 for Mac computers, with markdows of up to $700 off. This weekend is also your last chance to snap up a free pair of $150 JBL headphones with 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 9:49pm

Presidents' Day Sales, Ranked

Even if you don’t particularly want to celebrate the president or the presidency, you can just treat this as a weekend (possibly even a three day weekend!) where a bunch of retailers colluded to offer a ton of great sales. Here are our favorites, ranked from best to very good. Hail to the deals.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 2:06pm

Prevent the Office Chatterbox From Distracting You By Assigning Him Tasks

Every office has that one person that constantly has a story to tell or an irrelevant question to ask, making it so no one else in the office can actually get anything done.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 4:30pm

Why did Sony's smartphones lose their popularity?

The latest subject of our mobile market examination is none other than Sony. Like LG, Sony still has a strong lineup of smartphones despite its woes, but it seems the new releases are only in the public’s eye for a short while before people start looking towards other phones they might actually get. But why’s that?

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 4:02pm

TCL working on foldable design that will make an 11-year old concept come true

The idea of turning a foldable smartphone into a wearable isn't new. A concept device called the Nokia Morph dates back to 2008, and an animated video shows how the product is a tablet when opened fully, and can fold up to become a phone. The device can also be folded up again and slapped on the wrist to wear as a smartwatch.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 5:46pm

Apple buys the voice tech startup behind Hello Barbie

Apple has acquired PullString, the startup behind the voice technology powering the interactive "Hello Barbie" doll Mattel released in 2015. PullString, previously known as ToyTalk, was founded back in 2011 by former Pixar employees. Its AI platform...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 5:57pm

Owleez is the mutant offspring of a cuddly pet and a helicopter

Ask any parent of a school-aged child and they'll probably tell you nurturing toys are big now. Those are the ones where petting and feeding it are not optional activities, thanks to a series of sensors embedded under the plaything's surface. It'...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 7:08pm

Air Hogs' new racer is the Spider-Man of remote-controlled cars

Spin Master's AirHogs brand is, like it says in the name, primarily a toy aircraft line today. Remote-controlled planes, helicopters and, of course, drones. But occasionally it will hit the ground with some cool land vehicles like race cars, tank...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 5:15pm

Facebook suspends Pages from Russia-linked viral video company

Facebook's crackdown on Russia-linked accounts has usually taken down outlets with a relatively small presence, but its latest move is more substantial. The social network has suspended three Pages from Maffick Media, a viral video outlet that has r...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 4:31pm

LG's first 5G phone will likely be the V50 ThinQ for Sprint

LG and Sprint haven't been shy about their plans to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019. Now, though, you might be looking at the device in question. Well-known scoop provider Evan Blass has obtained an image of the V50 ThinQ, a Sprint-bound flagship with...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:05pm

Google's AR tools make it easier for apps to apply face filters

Augmented reality experiences are still in their relative infancy, but because Android runs on so many devices, it can't always assume they'll have dedicated hardware to create extra effects. While Apple is already pushing ahead with AR and packed an...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:01pm

Samsung stops releasing Blu-ray players in the US

Did you notice that Samsung hasn't made a peep about Blu-ray players at CES or other recent trade shows? There's a good reason for it: the company is exiting the category in the US. Samsung told Forbes and CNET that it's no longer introducing Blu-ray...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:28pm

Twitter can keep copies of your deleted DMs for years

Twitter might still have copies of your DMs saved in its system even if it's been years since you deactivated your account. Security researcher Karan Saini told TechCrunch that he found years-old messages in an archive of his Twitter data -- which yo...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:59pm

How ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ triumphed over the uncanny valley

When the first trailer for the live action Alita: Battle Angel dropped in late December 2017, the internet was abuzz about the eponymous character's large CG eyes. Heck, even we called them "creepy" and "weird." Now that the film's finally here and I...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:30am

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