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A weird, but hilarious Pixel 3 XL bug is giving them a second notch

More notch, please.Image: raymond wong/mashable By Johnny Lieu2018-10-30 00:35:35 UTC Now this is one strange bug. Some Pixel 3 XL phones are getting an second notch on the side of the phone’s screen. Of course, it’s a software notch, rather than the built-in hardware notch, which contains the front-facing camera and sensors. A number of users posted the bug on social media, and there’s a Reddit thread of people who’ve

Here's when you can finally make group FaceTime calls

The iOS 12.1 update will drop alongside Apple’s new iPads.Image: lili sams/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-10-29 22:58:57 UTC Apple’s first big iOS 12 update is imminent.  The company just confirmed that the update, which will add long-awaited group calling features to FaceTime, will roll out Tuesday, Oct. 30, the same day as its fall hardware event. Group calling for FaceTime was first previewed over the summer during Apple’s World Wide Developer

Jeff Bezos is totally cool with governments investigating Amazon

Jeff Bezos relaxes at the Wired 25 summit.Image: Getty Images for WIRED25 By Chris Taylor2018-10-15 23:49:42 UTC The world’s richest man is spending a billion dollars a year helping to launch the human race into space. Next to that goal, the threat of a government antitrust investigation into his trillion-dollar company is no big deal.  That was the impression Jeff Bezos gave at the Wired 25 summit in San Francisco

Apple doubles down on Chinese hardware hack denial in letter to Congress

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Not budging.Image: Justin Sullivan / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-09 00:36:26 UTC Apple really wants everyone to know that it has absolutely no idea what Bloomberg is talking about. Like, not at all.  As of today, “everyone” includes our elected officials. The Cupertino-based tech giant

Google's record-breaking fine isn't hurting the company very much

Google is facing a massive fine but its business is doing just fine.Image: Getty Images/justin sullivan By Karissa Bell2018-07-23 23:39:59 UTC For a company that was just hit with staggering $5 billion fine, Google and parent company Alphabet are as unbothered as ever.  Alphabet reported its second quarter earnings Monday, just days after the European Commission announced a record-setting $5 billion fine against Google for Android antitrust violations. Though the

Samsung is investigating claims of photos randomly sending to contacts

This could be bad.Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE By Jack Morse2018-07-02 23:03:51 UTC The contents of your phone’s camera roll are a window into your life — where you’ve been, who your friends are, and whether or not you have a proclivity for dick pics. And, if a scattering of claims on Reddit are to be believed, that window may have just been blown wide open.  A few Redditors are claiming that

Elon Musk accuses Tesla employee of 'extensive and damaging sabotage'

J’accuse!Image: AFP Contributor/getty By Keith Wagstaff2018-06-18 23:32:37 UTC Elon Musk has discovered a saboteur. At least, that’s what he told Tesla employees in an email sent Sunday night, according to CNBC.  “I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations,” wrote Musk, who’s under an immense amount of pressure to ramp up production of the Tesla Model

Apple facilities now use 100 percent clean energy

Solar panels at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters help the company generate clean power.Image: apple By Sasha Lekach2018-04-09 23:42:45 UTC Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company’s facilities around the world are powered by renewable energy, Apple announced Monday. That’s stores, offices, and data centers powered from solar, wind, hydrogen, and other clean energy sources. While impressive that

Uber acquires electric-assist bike-share company Jump

The dockless e-bikes from Jump are now part of Uber.Image: sasha lekach/mashable By Sasha Lekach2018-04-09 22:55:43 UTC Uber is making a big push into bicycles.  The ride-hailing company announced Monday it was acquiring bicycle-share company, Jump. The San Francisco-based company known for its red frames with a battery-powered boost had partnered with Uber for the past few months in San Francisco. Uber Bike is sticking around. Now Jump and its

Trump points to national security in blocking Broadcom's attempted Qualcomm takeover

Denied.Image: OLIVIER DOULIERY-POOL/GETTY IMAGES By Jack Morse2018-03-13 00:12:34 UTC Donald Trump just put his presidential foot down, and made serious waves in the world of tech in the process.  However, instead of declaring his latest whim via Twitter, the 45th president of the United States turned Monday afternoon to something a little more official to drop the metaphorical bomb: a presidential order. Specifically, an order blocking the proposed acquisition of