Mophie's new battery packs can charge phones wirelessly

This week, Mophie announced four new wireless charging products. These include the Charge Stream Vent Mount, the Charge Stream Desk Stand, the Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless and the Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL, which function as both…
Source: Engadget | Mophie's new battery packs can charge phones wirelessly

The UN's Palestinian Refugee Agency: What It Does and Why It Matters

  1. The UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency: What It Does and Why It Matters  New York Times
  2. US Ends Funding Of UN Agency That Supports Palestinian Refugees  NPR
  3. Germany to boost funding to UNRWA as US pulls back  The Times of Israel
  4. Full coverage

Source: Google News | The UN's Palestinian Refugee Agency: What It Does and Why It Matters

DeVos leaving it to states whether to use federal money to buy guns for schools

  1. DeVos leaving it to states whether to use federal money to buy guns for schools  Washington Post
  2. Top Trump Education Official: Schools Can Use Federal Money to Arm Educators  Education Week (blog)
  3. Schools Can Keep Kids Safe Without Giving Their Teachers Guns  New York Times
  4. Full coverage

Source: Google News | DeVos leaving it to states whether to use federal money to buy guns for schools

Apple Loop: iPhone XS Launch Confirmed Sept 12, New iPhone SE 2 Leaks, Apple's Scared Approach

  1. Apple Loop: iPhone XS Launch Confirmed Sept 12, New iPhone SE 2 Leaks, Apple’s Scared Approach  Forbes
  2. For the first time ever, Apple’s most exciting new product of the year isn’t an iPhone  BGR
  3. Here’s our best guess for when you’ll be able to buy the iPhone XS  Business Insider
  4. Apple to unveil new iPhone on September 12  Telegraph.co.uk
  5. Full coverage

Source: Google News | Apple Loop: iPhone XS Launch Confirmed Sept 12, New iPhone SE 2 Leaks, Apple's Scared Approach

8K TVs are here, and they're totally pointless

Every now and then, TV manufacturers start a new trend to keep the hype for their products going. If you bought a TV in the last year, a salesman probably told you that some iteration of HDR is a must-have. Your current TV likely supports 3D — and I bet you haven’t used that feature in ages. 

The hot new thing at this year’s IFA, Berlin’s trade show which gathers the largest consumer electronics manufacturers, was 8K TVs. I’ve seen those TVs, and I can tell you, they all had an absolutely stunning picture.

I can also tell you that you absolutely don’t need one. 

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Source: Mashable | 8K TVs are here, and they're totally pointless

Our favorite rumor is dead: Google confirms no Pixel watch release this year

Sorry, folks! 

Google is not releasing a smartwatch this year.

The company confirmed on Friday in an interview with Tom’s Guide that it has no plans to release it’s own-branded smartwatch in 2018.

Tech news sites have been in a frenzy over the past few months over what many believed was proof that the company planned to launch its own competitor to the Apple Watch. The product was expected to be named the Google “Pixel” watch and sold as a compliment to the existing Pixel phone — but now that dream is dead.

The idea was that the Pixel watch would used to showcase the best of the company’s WearOS software, similar to the way existing Pixel phones show off the best features of Android. Google currently relies on hardware makers like Fossil, Michael Kors, and Tag Heuer to make the physical watches. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Our favorite rumor is dead: Google confirms no Pixel watch release this year

Yamaha's latest turntable streams multi-room audio via WiFi

You can pair a turntable with a multi-room audio setup (Sonos even offers a bundle), but that usually means wiring your record player into that setup at some point. Yamaha thinks it can do better. Its newly launched MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable uses…
Source: Engadget | Yamaha's latest turntable streams multi-room audio via WiFi

Trump is moving forward on a trade deal with Mexico, cutting out Canada for now. Here's what happens next.

  1. Trump is moving forward on a trade deal with Mexico, cutting out Canada for now. Here’s what happens next.  Business Insider
  2. Nafta Negotiations: Where Do We Go From Here?  Wall Street Journal
  3. Friday isn’t the real deadline for ‘NAFTA 2.0’  Washington Post
  4. Watch Your Wallet, If US-Mexico Terms Remain In Any New NAFTA  Forbes
  5. Full coverage

Source: Google News | Trump is moving forward on a trade deal with Mexico, cutting out Canada for now. Here's what happens next.