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Australian Man Claims Flaming IPhone 7 Killed His Car, Pants

Apple users might feel insulated from the exploding batteries currently fueling Samsung’s Note 7 nightmare, but a new story of out of south Australia serves as a helpful reminder that true safety is just an illusion. On Thursday, surf instructor Mat Jones told Australia’s 7 News that an iPhone 7 he left in his car wrapped in a pair of pants caught on fire, taking both the pants and the car with it.

The iPhone Has A Hidden One-Handed Keyboard

Here’s a pretty cool story. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently found hidden code for a one-handed keyboard in iOS by hacking an iOS Simulator. Troughton-Smith says the keyboard has “been there since at least iOS 8.”

The Best Podcast Apps Aren't What You Think

When you’re tired of your music library and audiobooks, podcasts are there to fill the void. There’s never been a greater choice of podcasts to subscribe to either. What you need next is a rock-solid, feature-packed podcast player you can rely on, and we’ve picked out seven of the best for your consideration.

UberEATS Is Delivering Free Smashed Avo Around Australia

Millenials. Rejoice. You can eat your smashed avo on toast this weekend and save for a house. UberEATS is running a promo that’ll deliver you free smashed avocado directly to your face for zero dollars.

Kodak's Ridiculous New Smartphone Looks Like An Old Camera

A few years ago, Kodak started making unremarkable smartphones, because that’s what happens when film is dead and your once-revered company basically just licenses its name out other places. Now Kodak has a new smartphone with an old name: the Ektra.

I'm Buying An iPhone Because I'm Ashamed Of My Green Bubble

As a person who has only ever used an Android phone, I never had a clue about my “green bubble” status until someone I was dating brought it up in the middle of a conversation.

No Really, Google Assistant Is Dumb

Google Assistant is not intuitive. Gizmodo reporter Michael Nunez found that out the hard way when he tried to arrange a romantic date with it. I had less lofty goals when I played around with Google Assistant. I just wanted to see how well it stacked up to Apple’s Siri. While Google’s AI bot is extraordinary in some ways, ultimately, it’s still a very dumb digital assistant that fails to live up to its own hype.

14 Useful Commands For Google Assistant You Can Try Right Now

Google Assistant is coming to take over your gadgets. The new AI-powered chatbot is built into Allo and Google Home, and is likely to appear in pretty much every Google product from this point forward. But what exactly does it do? Here are 14 commands you can try now if you install Allo for Android or iOS.

Samsung Doesn't Think That GTA Mod Is Very Funny

The only good to come out of the Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 nightmare was a clever Grand Theft Auto mod which replaced the game’s sticky bomb with The Phone That Explodes. Our blog on the initial video ended with a challenge: Your move, Samsung. We didn’t expect them to take that literally.

Samsung Tried To Bribe Chinese Man To Keep Exploding Phone Video Private

When a Galaxy Note7 caught fire in China, its owner started filming the damage. That’s to be expected. What was less expected was how Samsung reacted to news that one of its phones caught on fire.

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