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Preview Skype's controversial millennial-inspired redesign on desktop

Skype released its redesigned mobile app this June in what was its biggest update since adding video calls in 2006. Microsoft announced today that those changes are now available on desktop. SEE ALSO: Instagram just launched live video chat — and everyone else can watch It’s currently in preview for Mac and non-Windows 10 PC…

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Does Microsoft’s new patent mean you’re finally getting a Surface Phone?

Microsoft Surface Phone rumors have been swirling around the Internet for almost two years and a new patent for “a force sensitive device ” looks like long-sought after proof that, yes, Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone. Except that’s not exactly what the patent means and, if we’re being honest with ourselves, Microsoft will…

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Mark Cuban-backed Unikrn to launch cryptocurrency for esports betting

Ethereum-based initial coin offerings (ICOs) are popping up every day, but everyone is still waiting for that killer service that really proves to the world that blockchain-based businesses are the future.  An upcoming token by esports betting platform Unikrn may not be the ultimate answer to that question, but it is one of the most…

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Leaked images might show the iPhone 8's wireless charging setup

This year’s upcoming iPhone 8 product line is widely expected to be Apple’s first generation of smartphones to feature wireless charging capabilities, finally freeing up iOS users from their Lightning cords — and we might just have gotten a good look at what the accessories that will provide that power might look like.     New…

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The Essential Phone is now available for pre-order on Sprint

Sprint announced today that Android creator Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is finally available for pre-order.  An unlocked version of the phone has been available for pre-order on the company’s website since May, but now, it’s available on Sprint specifically. This is the first time it’s been available from the phone’s exclusive US carrier . The…