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Sony Xperia Z5 to come in 3 flavors, including one with a 4K screen

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The Sony Xperia Z5 takes this year’s title of worst-kept secret in tech with a slew of leaks that pretty much reveal Sony’s entire product lineup, slated to be unveiled at this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin.

From the leaks, it looks like Sony may be the first manufacturer to market with a phone with a 4K display.

Over the weekend, word got out that Sony’s about to launch three Z5 phones: The flagship Xperia Z5, a smaller model…

Airfare alert app Hopper now lets you book with a couple taps

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Hopper offers real-time alerts on airfares to give users a head’s up when a ticket is likely at it’s cheapest, but until now the app sent travelers to airline and booking sites to actually buy a flight. Not anymore.

The airfare alert app added “quick tap” booking on Monday, giving users the ability to “complete your entire flight shopping process — researching, comparison shopping, and booking — in under a minute.”

Airfare alert app Hopper now lets you book with a couple taps

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Hopper offers real-time alerts on airfares to give users a head’s up when a ticket is likely at it’s cheapest, but until now the app sent travelers to airline and booking sites to actually buy a flight. Not anymore.

The airfare alert app added “quick tap” booking on Monday, giving users the ability to “complete your entire flight shopping process — researching, comparison shopping, and booking — in under a minute.”

The hottest tech cases for a stylish school year

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It’s time to go back to school, a.k.a. time to whip out your favorite new tech to distract you from studying

If you’re going to be moving into a new dorm and throwing your tech around your backpack, it needs to be protected. Laptops, phones, tablets and e-readers are delicate and can shatter at the worst possible time

Ditch the boring, chunky black cases for ones that add personality, or match your #ootd

Here are 20 of the…

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is like the Android iPad Air you always wanted

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You might be hard-pressed to pick the new 9.7-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 out of a lineup of Apple iPad Air 2′s

Side by side, the similarities are striking, though upon closer examination you’ll notice the Samsung is slightly smaller, and it has a fairly prominent logo next to its camera and light sensor. Once you start looking at the edges, additional differences — and still more similarities — come into focus. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is actually slightly thinner than…

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is like the Android iPad Air you always wanted

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You might be hard-pressed to pick the new 9.7-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 out of a lineup of Apple iPad Air 2′s

Side by side, the similarities are striking, though upon closer examination you’ll notice the Samsung is slightly smaller, and it has a fairly prominent logo next to its camera and light sensor. Once you start looking at the edges, additional differences — and still more similarities — come into focus. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is actually slightly thinner than…

5 crazy predictions for why Apple’s iPhone event needs a huge venue

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Ever since Apple sent out invitations for its big iPhone event on Sept. 9 I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out one big component of the event: the location.

Historically, Apple holds its events at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco or at its own auditorium in Cupertino. In 2014, Apple held its event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, a venue that was not only larger than Moscone and the Apple campus, but also carried special historical significance.

See also: Report: iPhone…

New algorithm gives photos Picasso-style makeovers

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Google has already shown us the weird possibilities when images are processed through a neural network

But a new experiment takes this dynamic to a new level by transforming any photo into an image that mimics the painting style of one of the old masters

The details of the project are revealed in a research paper titled “A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style.”

“Here we introduce an artificial system based on a Deep…

5 crazy predictions for why Apple’s iPhone event needs a huge venue

Civic-center

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Ever since Apple sent out invitations for its big iPhone event on Sept. 9 I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out one big component of the event: the location.

Historically, Apple holds its events at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco or at its own auditorium in Cupertino. In 2014, Apple held its event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, a venue that was not only larger than Moscone and the Apple campus, but also carried special historical significance.

See also: Report: iPhone…

New algorithm gives photos Picasso-style makeovers

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Google has already shown us the weird possibilities when images are processed through a neural network

But a new experiment takes this dynamic to a new level by transforming any photo into an image that mimics the painting style of one of the old masters

The details of the project are revealed in a research paper titled “A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style.”

“Here we introduce an artificial system based on a Deep…