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This Is the Way...to the Week's Best Toys

31-Jul-2021 06:35

Welcome back to , io9's regular round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet this week. We’ve got Lego heading back to , old favorites heading back to , some very pretty Uno cards, and Hasbro taking another crack at the “build-your-own lightsaber” toy. Check it out!

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3-compatible S Pen Pro could launch with Bluetooth

31-Jul-2021 05:27

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could launch with a more advanced stylus, the S Pen Pro, which is rumored to play nice with the foldable’s display.

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Will Everyone Be Exposed to Covid-19 Eventually? It's Complicated

31-Jul-2021 04:58

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention new guidance on masking for those fully vaccinated against covid-19, recommending that people living in areas of high transmission once again don masks while inside public spaces. The move came after the CDC obtained new data concerning the Delta…

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Bose's QuietComfort 45 headphones make a new appearance inside the Bose Music app

31-Jul-2021 04:56

The new headphones are inching ever so slowly towards becoming a reality.

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Vergecast: this quarter’s earnings for Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft

31-Jul-2021 03:17

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, , where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter bring back Verge managing editor Alex Cranz and Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg to chat about the headlines.

It’s earnings week once again. Unsurprisingly, all of the big tech companies made a lot of money this past quarter. Our podcast crew dives into the numbers behind the profits of Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, and Apple and what it means for each business’s future goals.

The show also dedicates some time to discuss Intel’s business. Chaim leads the discussion after writing a...

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Astronomers Spot Two Unusually Red Objects in the Asteroid Belt

31-Jul-2021 02:50

They’re red, they’re reasonably big, and they have no business being in the main asteroid belt, but their discovery confirms the complex conditions in place when the solar system was still forming.

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June heatwave was the ‘most extreme’ on record for North America

31-Jul-2021 02:23

Smoke rises over the mountains in Lytton, as firefighters battle the fires in British Columbia, July 6, 2021. | Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The devastating heatwave that struck the Northwest US and southwest Canada in June was “the most extreme summer heatwave” ever recorded in North America, according to a new from nonprofit research group Berkeley Earth. That’s based on the magnitude of the heatwave, or how much warmer it was than normal. Record temperatures in the region reached roughly 20 degrees Celsius (or 36 °F) hotter than average in June.

Canada recorded its on June 29th when the village of Lytton in British Columbia reached an astonishing 49.6 degrees Celsius (121 degrees Fahrenheit). Typical temperatures there in June are closer to 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Amazon Prime Video: The 30 best TV shows to watch tonight

31-Jul-2021 02:15

The Pursuit of Love is out now.

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Chipmaker for iPhone 13 and MacBook Pros Hit by Gas Contamination

30-Jul-2021 23:25

You might not know Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. off the top of your head, but you definitely use gadgets featuring their chips. In fact, it’s the sole semiconductor supplier for Apple’s various devices. Now, is reporting TSMC’s most advanced factory for Apple processors has been hit by gas…

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Underground 'Lakes' on Mars May Just Be Big Globs of Clay

30-Jul-2021 23:12

Recent hubbub about has a new twist, as new research argues that the underground structures aren’t lakes at all. The researchers behind the study say that, rather than liquid water, the Martian south pole contains , a class of clays that have been misinterpreted in the data.

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