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Apple, Elon Musk, Obama and more are tweeting out a Bitcoin scam

16-Jul-2020 06:11

Twitter is trying to tackle the problem and you may not be able to tweet or reset your password.

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Sick of your view? WindowSwap site lets you peek out another window for a change

16-Jul-2020 06:02

Submit a video from your window, or gaze at the ocean views, skyscrapers, or mountains that others get to see every day.

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Celebrate Christopher Nolan Day by buying classic movies at a discount

16-Jul-2020 06:01

Actually, it's just the 10th anniversary of Inception, but there are good prices on his movies anyway.

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Verizon Said Its 5G Network Is Huge. Then Reality Hit

16-Jul-2020 05:50

Last year, CEO Hans Vestberg said its millimeter-wave 5G coverage would only be available in select areas instead of nationwide, clarifying that the company would use high-frequency millimeter waves “as far as [they’re] economically sustainable.” But that didn’t stop the company from falsely implying its…

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Verizon told to discontinue ads about 5G availability and speed claims

16-Jul-2020 05:48

The ads implied wider coverage than is available, according to an investigation by one of the industry's self-regulating bodies.

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2021 Toyota Camry is first to get Safety Sense 2.5 Plus - Roadshow

16-Jul-2020 05:43

One of America's most popular sedans is getting a safety-minded tech infusion, along with other small improvements.

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Twitter Finally Blocks the Worst of Us From Tweeting

16-Jul-2020 05:40

Twitter spectacularly shit the bed on Wednesday evening as it scrambled to stamp out a .

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Twitter has shut off the ability for some people to tweet after massive hack

16-Jul-2020 05:26

Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge

Twitter has the ability for some accounts to send new tweets following a on the social media website, which has seen numerous popular accounts — including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, and others — tweet out a bitcoin scam.

While Twitter hasn’t confirmed how the block works, it appears to only apply to accounts that have been verified by Twitter. Unverified accounts seem to still be able to tweet normally, and verified accounts appear to be able to retweet existing tweets. It’s unclear how broadly Twitter has disabled the ability to send new tweets or how long it will be before verified users are able to tweet again.

A from Twitter confirming that some users may be unable...

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Huawei employees hit with US visa restrictions

16-Jul-2020 05:23

The rules are due to human rights abuses, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.

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Can of Goya Beans, but It’s Actually Filled With Bees

16-Jul-2020 05:20

This may look like the president possibly by posing with several Goya products in a to spite a boycott over the company’s pro-Trump CEO. But watch out there, Mr. Trump: One of those delicious Goya foodstuffs is filled with bees.

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo makes an entrance as the everyday supercar - Roadshow

16-Jul-2020 05:01

The 911 Turbo minus the "S" is still super-freaking quick, and stupid powerful.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series: It scoffs at subtlety - Roadshow

16-Jul-2020 05:01

With 720 horsepower and a load of aero tricks on board, the GT Black Series looks like a proper German rocket.

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VPN companies flee Hong Kong over new China security laws

16-Jul-2020 04:58

VPN firms driven out of Hong Kong by China’s new national security laws.

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Apple, Musk, Gates, Bezos, and Everyone You’ve Ever Heard of Hacked

16-Jul-2020 04:54

Something normal happened on Twitter earlier this afternoon. Someone claiming to be Elon Musk started tweeting an obvious scam to entice his loyal bootlickers to send bitcoin to a random cryptocurrency wallet. This happens all the time, but the strange thing about today was that the tweets were coming from Musk’s

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Best security camera: keep an eye on your home from your smartphone

16-Jul-2020 04:53

We've collected together all of the best smart security cameras for keeping your house safe when you're not around.

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Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X: will it be worth the upgrade?

16-Jul-2020 04:46

Choosing between today’s most powerful console and the next-generation Xbox? Use our Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X comparison to see whether it'll be worth the upgrade.

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Best smart home devices 2020: get comfy with smart lighting, heating and more

16-Jul-2020 04:29

Your house can easily get an upgrade with new gadgets rather than a fresh coat of paint. Here are our top smart home suggestions.

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Scientists fit beetles with tiny camera backpacks that reveal insect secrets

16-Jul-2020 04:26

A GoPro for creepy-crawlies puts scientists at the insects' eye level.

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Best meal delivery kits for 2020: Sun Basket, Blue Apron and more

16-Jul-2020 04:23

These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. And with shelter-in-place lockdowns, they're more useful than ever.

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Report: Trump Gave CIA Free Rein in Cyberspace

16-Jul-2020 04:23

An out Wednesday describes the Trump administration’s efforts to expand the Central Intelligence Agency’s power in 2018 to launch offensive cyberattacks against America’s foes.

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2021 Ford Bronco: Pricing, trims, specs, release date and more - Roadshow

16-Jul-2020 04:22

Here's all the meaty bits you need to know about Ford's amazing new Jeep Wrangler fighter.

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2021 Ford Bronco vs. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: Comparing specs - Roadshow

16-Jul-2020 04:03

After 25 years, Ford is back with a hardcore SUV to take on Jeep's iconic Wrangler. Let's dig into the numbers, because it's game on.

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Ultra-cheap Windows Home 10 hybrid PC gets faster with new CPU

16-Jul-2020 04:00

Kano’s 2nd Generation Windows 10 PC features a new SoC and comes pre-installed Kano’s Software Studio that connects computing to practical projects, history, and the arts.

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Win a bug-out bag complete emergency kit*

16-Jul-2020 04:00

This full-size emergency kit includes seven days of food and water, a radio, a personal water filter and much more. *Open to residents of the US and Puerto Rico only.

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Climate Change Made the Heat Wave Roasting Siberia 600 Times More Likely

16-Jul-2020 04:00

Scientists have found evidence that climate change was behind the relentless that stuck over Siberia this year.

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President Trump just made it harder to stop new pipelines

16-Jul-2020 03:55

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before traveling to the Atlanta, Georgia area to visit the UPS Hapeville Airport Hub and deliver remarks on infrastructure. | Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump today gutted the National Environmental Policy Act, a move that many environmental advocates worry will make it harder for people to have a say in how major infrastructure projects would affect them. The new rules speed up permitting for large infrastructure projects like pipelines and highways by truncating the environmental review process.

Environmental reviews are designed to figure out if a project will significantly change the environment around the project in some way. The process can take years and involves scientific studies, intense analysis, and time for the public to comment on the proposals. The new rules, first , limit the timeline for environmental reviews to two years — even though the...

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2021 Ford Bronco: 5 clever features that trump Jeep's Wrangler - Roadshow

16-Jul-2020 03:52

Ford's new Bronco SUV is both seriously stout and very clever. To beat Jeep's iconic Wrangler, it's going to need to be.

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Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, and others hacked in unprecedented Twitter attack

16-Jul-2020 03:48

Illustration by Alex Castro

The Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have been compromised in one of the most widespread and confounding hacks the platform has ever seen, all in service of promoting a bitcoin scam that appears to be earning its creator quite a bit of money.

We don’t know how it’s happened or even to what extent Twitter’s own systems may have been compromised. The hack appears to have subsided, but new scam tweets were posting to verified accounts on a regular basis starting shortly after 4PM ET and lasting more than two hours. Twitter acknowledged the situation after more than an hour of silence, writing on its support account at 5:45PM ET, “We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. We are investigating and...

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Get these surprisingly awesome noise-canceling headphones for just $20 (Update: Expired)

16-Jul-2020 03:47

A Cheapskate favorite, the Mpow H19 IPO is marked down from $47 for a limited time.

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Signing up for Peacock? Use an Android device to get the best deal

16-Jul-2020 03:45

When it comes to Peacock Premium, Google's got the best offer even if the app is currently a bit harder to find.

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Here's why your hand sanitizer stinks

16-Jul-2020 03:35

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a flood of new hand sanitizer brands, but some don't smell very pleasant.

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Peacock unanswered questions: Amazon, Roku, 4K, profiles, downloads and more

16-Jul-2020 03:30

Peacock is here, but not all the features are ready on Day 1. Here's what we're still missing.

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Why Peacock and HBO Max aren’t on the biggest streaming platforms

16-Jul-2020 03:27

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

If a streaming service launches, but it’s not available on Roku or Fire TV, does it really launch at all?

Technically, yes — but not for a large percentage of the United States streaming market that uses Roku and Amazon Fire TV products to stream their entertainment. Backroom negotiations between media conglomerates and tech giants have kept some of the biggest streaming services from landing on these platforms. WarnerMedia’s is still missing both Roku and Fire TV apps, and this week, launched without them as well.

This means tens of millions of people are likely left confused about why they can’t stream these services on their core devices in their living room. It’s also a massive number of people that...

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Peacock is live: Prices, free trials, devices, shows and movies

16-Jul-2020 03:17

Peacock launched Wednesday with a free tier and premium free trials -- but you can't watch on Roku or Fire TV, and the Android app is hard to find. Here's everything you need to know.

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The 10 Best Pirates Who Sailed the Cinematic Seas

16-Jul-2020 03:15

It’s time to grab a shoulder of and sit down to hear the tale of a group of , who sailed the open seas () in search of fame, adventure, and of course a buttload of cash. These are our top 10 pirates we’ve seen on film so far. Enjoy, or walk the plank!

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Subaru and Lexus buyers are most loyal to brands, J.D. Power study says - Roadshow

16-Jul-2020 03:10

The latest Automotive Brand Loyalty Study shows it's becoming tougher for brands to coax buyers away from their rivals.

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Prototype Roller Coaster That Makes Riders Do Barrel Rolls Is a Next-Generation Puke Factory

16-Jul-2020 03:10

As with almost everything, the roller coaster wars, where theme parks across the country try to top each other with wilder attractions every Summer, were put on hold for 2020. But that hasn’t stopped coaster designers from continuing to toy with the laws of physics. If you love to spend your weekends vomiting, the

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Peacock's Android app is live, Google Play Store snafu hid it from searches

16-Jul-2020 03:07

Peacock's Android app went live, but was missing from Google Play Store search for hours, complicating Peacock's rollout with a major promo partner.

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Get a $35 Totallee phone case for free -- just pay shipping

16-Jul-2020 03:02

For a limited time, Totallee is giving away phone cases for an assortment of iPhone X, Pixel 3 and Galaxy phones.

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The best electric kettles for 2020

16-Jul-2020 03:01

Want hot water fast? One of these kettles will do the trick.

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Mozilla’s $5-a-Month VPN Could Be Worth a Shot

16-Jul-2020 03:00

Mozilla, the privacy and security nonprofit and maker of the Firefox browser, is launching its very own VPN.

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From The Godfather to Rocky, Talia Shire has things to teach the new generation

16-Jul-2020 02:52

For our I'm So Obsessed podcast, the legendary actress talks about her work on iconic movies, her 2019 film Working Man, the joy of seeing her 1980s BMX bike cult classic Rad re-released and why she still prefers DOS-based computers.

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How to track your kid’s digital footprint with Google Family Link

16-Jul-2020 02:45

Google's Family Link service lets you manage and track your child's Android phone. Here's how to set it up.

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Oh No, Microsoft, Don't Mess With Notepad and Paint

16-Jul-2020 02:40

Microsoft just can’t catch a break with all its updates that seem to cause more problems. The company rolled out a Windows 10 update yesterday which fixed a (and a few ), but in the process might have removed Notepad, Paint, or WordPad for some users if they were updating to version…

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Gmail is integrating Google Chat, Rooms, and Meet to take on Microsoft and Slack

16-Jul-2020 02:30

True to Google’s penchant for just announcing things , the company has unveiled a grand redesign of Gmail for G Suite business users ahead of . The app isn’t so much “Gmail” anymore as it is a unified app for all of Google’s communication platforms: Gmail, Chat, Rooms, and Meet.

It will be available as an “early access preview” to G Suite customers this week and roll out to all G Suite customers later this year. As for the consumer version of Gmail, it seems as though little will change in the short term. Google says that it is “actively thinking through how and when to bring this experience to the consumers who might want it.”

Javier Soltero, who rolled in to Google last...

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Amazon extends work-from-home policy for corporate employees to 2021

16-Jul-2020 02:27

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon is extending its corporate work-from-home policy through January of next year. The company is also planning to continue restricting nonessential business travel through the end of the year. Amazon’s decision aligns with those of and , both of which have announced work-from-home policies that extend through 2020. Microsoft has plans , while Apple is currently deliberating keeping its offices closed through the end of the year, .

“We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government guidance. Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until January 8th,”...

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The all-new XPS 13 laptop gets a $100 price cut at Dell's Cyber Savings sale

16-Jul-2020 02:24

Dell's Cyber Savings sale includes a $100 price cut on the all-new XPS 13 laptop and deals on other XPS 13 models.

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PS5 vs PS4 Pro: will it be worth the upgrade?

16-Jul-2020 01:51

Should owners of the premium PlayStation make the jump when the next-gen console releases? Find out in our PS5 vs PS4 Pro breakdown.

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Zoom Just Made a $600 Tablet Just for Using Zoom Because That's the Particular Version of Hell We're Living Through Right Now

16-Jul-2020 01:30

Zoom, the de facto pandemic video-conferencing software company of choice, is getting into the hardware game. Today, the company the Zoom For Home—DTEN ME, a 27-inch tablet that comes with Zoom pre-installed. It’s $600.

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Google may have been tracking your mobile apps without permission

16-Jul-2020 01:00

Mobile app users were being tracked by Google despite opting out.

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The Umbrella Academy's Season 2 Time Jump Into the Past Is Also a Major Step Forward

16-Jul-2020 01:00

At first glance, the plot of might seem as if it were torn right out of the pages of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s second volume of the . After narrowly , the Hargreeves siblings all become entangled in a series of events leading up to the…

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Researchers Created Tiny Camera Backpacks for Beetles

16-Jul-2020 01:00

Every year, companies like GoPro manage to pack more and more functionality into smaller and smaller action cameras that are less obtrusive to wear. But a team of researchers from the University of Washington has managed to build a live-streaming wireless camera even an insect can wear it.

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14,000-Year-Old Poop Found in Oregon Cave Turns Out to Be Human

16-Jul-2020 01:00

For archaeologists, ancient bones and stone tools are important lines of evidence, but sometimes the answers to our past can be found in piles of human poop, as an important new analysis shows.

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The Overwatch League’s Grand Finals championship will take place online

16-Jul-2020 01:00

Photo by Hunter Martin / Getty Images

For the first time in its three-year history, there won’t be an arena full of screaming fans to go along with the Overwatch League’s Grand Finals. As the league has shifted online for 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, it has had to reimagine what its championship tournament will look like. And today Blizzard provided some details on the upcoming playoff format.

Essentially, at the conclusion of the regular season, all of the 20 teams will face off in a playoff-style tournament kicking off on September 3rd, with seeding based on how they performed during the year. The format will be similar to the tournament structure the league adopted midway through 2020, with two competitions: one for teams based in Asia and another for North America....

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Here’s a Map of the Surveillance Tech Police Are Using to Track You

16-Jul-2020 00:50

An abundance of reporting has confirmed that you’re not paranoid, Minority Report was nonfiction, and isn’t just an art project. We hear about how law enforcement can match our faces with photos scraped from our and monitor us through neighbors’ . The near-weekly updates send…

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Microsoft rolls out Outlook desktop crash fix

16-Jul-2020 00:46

Microsoft’s Outlook email app for Windows started crashing at launch for a large number of users around the world today. Office 365 business users reported that Outlook launched and then crashed immediately, seemingly after a recent update. “We’re investigating whether a recently deployed update could be the source of this issue,” explained Microsoft initially in a .

“Our teams have begun to roll out a mitigation for an issue affecting user access to Outlook,” says Microsoft in a statement to The Verge.

Microsoft now says it’s rolling out a fix for the issue that should reach all customers over the next few hours. Affected users should be able to log into Outlook on the web until the issues are fully resolved.

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Apple is launching its own daily news podcast to compete with The Daily and others

16-Jul-2020 00:46

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Apple is launching its own daily podcast. The company the show today along with other news about audio stories coming to Apple News and curated local Apple News collections, as well as the release of iOS 13.6. The show, called Apple News Today, will be hosted by Apple News editors Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino. New episodes, which will be seven to eight minutes long, will be released Monday through Friday, and the show will exclusively be available through Apple News and Apple Podcasts in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

Additionally, Apple will release 20 audio stories a week through Apple News Plus. The stories will be voiced by professional actors, and there will be narrated longform pieces published by big-name...

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Samsung's Black Friday in July sale: 4K TV deals from Best Buy and Amazon

16-Jul-2020 00:39

Samsung's Black Friday in July sale includes incredible deals on Samsung's best-selling 4K and QLED TVs.

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Best 4K camera 2020: the 10 top cameras for shooting movies

16-Jul-2020 00:35

Looking for a camera that likes shooting high-quality 4K video and stills? These are the top hybrids for every budget.

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More Than 40 Mayors Outline Their Vision for a Green Coronavirus Recovery

16-Jul-2020 00:33

On Wednesday, mayors from around the world came together to how a plan for a just and green recovery from the three crises their constituents face: climate change, coronavirus, and racial inequality.

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Write That Facebook Comment, Then Delete It

16-Jul-2020 00:30

For years, we’ve all been trying to quit Facebook. , and maybe some of us —at least until the pandemic as all regular social interaction, not to mention church services and Zumba classes, moved online. Even if you (though if you…

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Intel slammed by Linux founder for using 'power virus' tech

16-Jul-2020 00:23

Intel should stop supporting ‘special-case’ AVX-512 instructions and focus on general-purpose FPU and GPU instead, Linux founder says.

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Mobvoi launches first noise-cancelling headphones to rival the Sony WH-1000XM3

15-Jul-2020 23:47

The Mobvoi TicKasa ANC Headphones are the company's first over-ear headphones.

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Oppo Says Its New Power Brick Could Charge Your Phone in 13 Minutes

15-Jul-2020 23:40

Phone charging speeds have gotten pretty good over the last few years, but today, Oppo may have revealed what might be the fastest smartphone power brick in the world.

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Intel has something big coming on September 2 – but what could it be?

15-Jul-2020 23:34

The virtual event will showcase how Intel is 'pushing the boundaries of how we work and keep connected'

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Plusnet's broadband deals now cost just £13.83 per month - the UK's lowest price

15-Jul-2020 23:30

Plusnet is going all out on its ADSL broadband deals, bringing prices right down to £13.83 a month.

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Apple won't have to pay multi-billion-dollar Ireland tax bill

15-Jul-2020 23:24

EU had argued Apple had received special treatment from Irish authorities .

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This tiny PC packs an unbelievable amount of power thanks to an AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

15-Jul-2020 23:12

Asus has a launch timeframe and pricing for the PN50, which is powerful enough to easily best its current-gen mini PCs.

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PUBG news: all the latest updates and news for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

15-Jul-2020 23:11

Stay informed with all the latest PUBG news and updates for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia and mobile.

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Best cloud storage services of 2020: Online free, business and paid providers

15-Jul-2020 23:10

We have reviewed dozens of online cloud storage providers extensively: cheap, free, secure, for small and medium businesses. Which one is best?

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Take Your PC to New Heights With $59 off Two Sticks of 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM

15-Jul-2020 23:00

| $148 | Newegg

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Alexa, Where Can I Get Up to 25% off an Echo Dot Smart Speaker?

15-Jul-2020 22:57

| $40 | Amazon | $45 | Amazon

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The best Samsung Galaxy A50 cases and covers

15-Jul-2020 22:05

The Samsung Galaxy A50 is an excellent budget phone. Keep it safe from harm with the best cases you can buy.

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Spotify Launches in Russia and 12 Other Countries

15-Jul-2020 21:30

Spotify is now available in Russia, Croatia, Ukraine, and 10 other countries in Eastern Europe. This brings the total number of countries the streaming music service operates in to 92. It’s also likely to bag Spotify millions of new listeners, both free and paid. The 13 new countries Spotify is available in are Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. In total, this makes Spotify newly available to 250 million people. Spotify Creates a Custom Experience for Russia According to Spotify, the music streaming service currently boasts 286 million listeners,...

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Meet the Oral Sex Simulator That One Reviewer Said Was "10/10 For Me!"

15-Jul-2020 21:30

As our period of social distancing and quarantine isolation drags on, we’ll be bringing you a series of sex toy reviews to help you make the best buying decisions to keep your solo sex life buzzing along, or to spice things up for couples (or thruples or etc, etc, etc.) who may be experiencing some boredom in the…

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The 9 Best Free Online Landscape and Garden Design Tools

15-Jul-2020 21:00

While you could plan your garden or landscape design just by using your own imagination, visualizing it on paper or on a design software usually yields better results. You don’t have to spend money on expensive software to plan out a patio, deck, or garden—you can access plenty of free tools right from your browser. That way, you can focus your expenditures on plants and accessories for your yard. Are you ready to give your backyard a makeover? Check out these free landscape design software that you can access online. 1. Kitchen Garden Planner With the Kitchen Garden Planner, you...

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How to Refriend Someone You Blocked on Facebook

15-Jul-2020 20:00

Facebook’s block option is helpful when you don’t want someone to see any of your content, since blocking prevents someone from interacting directly with you on Facebook. Naturally, blocking someone also unfriends that person if you’re currently friends. But maybe you once blocked someone and have since made up with them, or went on a friend-deleting spree and accidentally blocked someone by mistake. You can’t see that person once they’re blocked, so what can you do to reverse it? Let’s find out how to refriend someone on Facebook that you previously blocked. How to Unblock Someone on Facebook First, you’ll...

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A Look at GNOME Classic: Why You Might Not Need MATE

15-Jul-2020 19:00

When GNOME 3 debuted over a decade ago, it introduced a whole new way of interacting with your GNU desktop. But many people liked the pre-existing way of doing things: navigating app menus, minimizing windows, and not having to deal with a full-screen launcher. The MATE desktop arose as a continuation of GNOME 2, and other alternatives appeared as well. But you don’t have to replace GNOME to preserve much of the old experience. GNOME Classic has come pre-installed on millions of GNOME desktops for years, and it may be just what you’re looking for. What Is GNOME Classic? GNOME...

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HyperX's Alloy Origins Core Mechahical Keyboard Has ALL the RGB, Now $20 Off

15-Jul-2020 18:50

| $70 | Amazon

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How to Cool Down Your Room Without AC

15-Jul-2020 18:00

It’s sweltering hot and you need to stay cool. Either air conditioner is on the blink, or you simply don’t have one. Getting it repaired or buying an AC unit or fan is one thing, but all of these things take time. What are you going to do to stay cool right now? Help is at hand—we’ve collected the best tips on how to cool down a room without air conditioner unit. How to Make a Room Cooler Without an AC Unit There might be many reasons why the room doesn’t have an AC unit. Perhaps you made an air...

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Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

15-Jul-2020 18:00

Although many people haven't wrapped their minds around 5G mobile technology yet, Samsung has already started talking about 6G. In a report released Tuesday, the company reveals its 6G vision of the future, including technical and societal megatrends, new services, requirements, candidate technologies, and an expected timeline of standardization.

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How to Turn Off Find My iPhone When You Sell Your Device

15-Jul-2020 17:00

iPhone theft or a misplaced phone will send alarm bells ringing. That’s why the Find My app on your iPhone and iPad is such an important security feature. From iOS 13 onward, Apple merged Find My iPhone and Find My Friends into this single app. Find My is a vital radar to reduce your “lost and found” accidents. It’s also a critical hub to share your location with friends and family. But it’s also a feature you should turn off when you sell or give away your iPhone. First, let’s answer why; we’ll then look at how to turn off...

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The best Nokia 5.3 cases to keep your budget phone protected

15-Jul-2020 09:35

Keep this $200 budget-friendly beast safe from daily bumps and accidents with one of the best Nokia 5.3 cases.

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Spotify Launches Charts to Help You Find New Podcasts

15-Jul-2020 06:30

Spotify has launched new podcast charts designed to help you find new podcasts to listen to. From today (July 14) you’ll be able to browse charts listing the Top Podcasts and Trending Podcasts for your country. All from within the Spotify app on Android and iOS. The Top Podcasts and Trending Podcasts charts will be available in 26 markets, including the US, the UK, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Germany. They’ll be available within the Spotify app on both Android and iOS, replacing the existing “Top Shows” chart. How to View Spotify’s New Podcast Charts To view the two new podcast...

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Save $200 on a Vizio Dolby Atmos 5.1.4-channel speaker system

15-Jul-2020 06:00

Get out your Costco card, because this 4-piece kit includes a 10-inch subwoofer, 4 upfiring speakers and built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Chromecast, all for $580.

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New type of supernova sends exploding star speeding across the Milky Way

15-Jul-2020 06:00

Scientists think a binary star system may have had a dramatic split resulting in some real cosmic fireworks.

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Austin approves tax breaks for Tesla in bid for Cybertruck factory

15-Jul-2020 05:49

Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge

Officials in Austin have approved a total of at least $60 million in property tax rebates in an effort to bring Tesla’s next electric car factory to the Texas city. Austin is one of the two leading candidates for the factory, which is where Tesla will build the Cybertruck, along with Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Travis County Commissioner’s Court, the policy-making and administrative arm of the local government, approved an agreement on Tuesday that will save Tesla around $14 million in property taxes over the next 10 years. Late last week, the Del Valle school district, which is near where the factory would be located, approved an agreement that would grant Tesla close to $50 million in tax rebates over the same time frame.

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UVC technology takes off as the new way to disinfect

15-Jul-2020 05:24

CNET's Now What finds at tech once limited to hospitals and institutions is coming home.

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How Uber and Lyft battled Seattle over minimum wage for drivers

15-Jul-2020 05:10

As the city looked into how much drivers should be paid, the ride-hailing companies commissioned their own study, which painted a rosier picture.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series busts in with 720 hp and GT3-derived aero - Roadshow

15-Jul-2020 05:01

The latest GT Black Series swaps in a flat-plane crankshaft to boost power, and yeah, it's totally still a race car for the street.

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Congress Asks Apple, Google to Clamp Down On Foreign Apps

15-Jul-2020 04:59

For the past week, House lawmakers have taken a brief pause from, say, into Silicon Valley’s potential antitrust issues, and just how we should all feel about the FBI’s practice of warrantless wiretapping, in the name of rallying around a common enemy: foreign tech companies.

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Airstream's new Basecamp 20 and 20x trailers are bigger and more comfy, but still rugged - Roadshow

15-Jul-2020 04:40

The 20 and 20x will be sold alongside the original Basecamp, now known as Basecamp 16.

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Airstream Basecamp 20 and 20x gain a little size and a lot of comfort - Roadshow

15-Jul-2020 04:39

The Basecamp is still a rugged little adventure trailer, though. Just one that's easier to live with.

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White House reportedly orders hospitals to bypass CDC during COVID-19 data collection

15-Jul-2020 04:37

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The Trump administration is now ordering hospitals to send coronavirus patient data to a database in Washington, DC as part of a new initiative that may bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a published on Tuesday. As outlined in a (HHS), hospitals are being ordered to send data directly to the administration, effective tomorrow, a move that has alarmed some within the CDC, according to The Times.

The database that will collect and store the information is referred to in the document as HHS Protect, which was . The Silicon...

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FCA recalls nearly 1 million cars over flying steering wheel badges - Roadshow

15-Jul-2020 04:34

If the airbag deploys, the badges can become "projectiles" and possibly harm passengers.

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Generation China

15-Jul-2020 04:29

CNET's series exploring the nation's technological leadership.

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OnePlus Nord release date, price, specs, leaks and everything we know so far

15-Jul-2020 04:26

The OnePlus Nord price, name and specs have been confirmed - here's what you need to know about the affordable OnePlus phone.

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Lindows, WinLinux, Linuxfx: Ubuntu gets Windows 10 on Linux makeover

15-Jul-2020 04:00

Linuxfx looks and feels like Windows 10 on Linux - but there's something missing.

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New Sims 4 Nifty Knitting stuff pack coming this month

15-Jul-2020 03:57

EA confirmed the new addition to the base game on Tuesday.

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Peacock’s interface aims to recreate the feeling of live TV, but it comes up short

15-Jul-2020 03:56

Every new streaming service is looking for standout features to differentiate themselves from the competition, and features try to combine three different types of experiences in one app: a traditional streaming interface, a curation of small, short-form newsy moments, and “live TV.” But after a few days with the Peacock app, what became very apparent to me is the app isn’t as robust as Comcast’s ambitions for it.

Depending on how people watch Peacock, they’ll be presented with two different viewing options. For people using Peacock on a TV, the app will automatically open up in “Browse,” the main streaming portal. A version of Browse being used on an iPhone XR can be seen in the left image below. For people using a mobile...

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How Ford designers screwed the Bronco in the best possible way - Roadshow

15-Jul-2020 03:55

The 2021 Ford Bronco's chief designer says his favorite thing about the SUV is a humble piece of hardware.

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Google sued for allegedly tracking users in apps even after opting out

15-Jul-2020 03:50

This follows a suit last month claiming Google tracked people using Chrome's incognito mode.

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Trump reverses ICE ban on foreign students taking classes only online

15-Jul-2020 03:49

A rule that would've stripped students of their visas unless they took in-person classes has been rescinded.

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Elon Musk closes in a $2.4B payday, thanks to growing Tesla value - Roadshow

15-Jul-2020 03:44

Musk just cashed in on his first stock payout option in May and he's already nearing the second payday.

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Today only: Get your favorite Razer gaming gear up to 50% off at Amazon

15-Jul-2020 03:43

Take your pick of some of Razer's most notable gaming mice, keyboards, headphones and more. There's even a laptop on sale.

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WhatsApp went down for nearly an hour

15-Jul-2020 03:36

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WhatsApp went down for its 2 billion users earlier today. Service issues started at around 4PM ET and prevented WhatsApp users from sending or receiving messages on the service for nearly an hour. The WhatsApp application would still open, but a connecting loop was displayed while the service experienced issues.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp rarely experiences service outages, and this is the first major outage for more than a year. WhatsApp went down alongside Instagram and Facebook , before service was restored.

Facebook revealed earlier this year that WhatsApp now has 2 billion users, up from and users in 2018 and 2016, respectively. The chat app is popular across many countries in Europe...

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New Joe Biden plan sees millions of jobs in aggressive climate action

15-Jul-2020 03:35

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the Chase Center on July 14th, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden delivered remarks on his campaign’s ‘Build Back Better’ clean energy economic plan. | Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

On Wednesday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden revealed a revamped climate and energy plan that raises spending, expands efforts to address racial disparities, and sets an earlier deadline for cutting greenhouse gases.

Biden’s plan aims to eliminate carbon pollution from the power sector by 2035. Biden had to reaching a 100 percent “clean energy economy” by 2050. The plan comes with a $2 trillion price tag over four years, higher than his previous ten-year $1.7 trillion plan. Forty percent of clean energy investments will be earmarked for “disadvantaged communities.”

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Spider-Man 2 Is a Perfect Sequel

15-Jul-2020 03:30

So many stumble as they chase spectacle at what really made their predecessor work in the first place. Sam Raimi’s sophomore Spider-Man movie aimed much higher and bigger than his first movie ever could, in part because of just how keenly it understood Marvel’s…

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Tim Cook Joins White House to Tell Unemployed Americans to Learn to Code

15-Jul-2020 03:30

Ivanka Trump, a woman with a lifetime career guarantee and a net worth equalling the GDP of a small African country, has a plan for the millions of , many of whom lost their jobs during the pandemic: “Find Something New.” The initiative, in partnership with the nonprofit Ad Council, Tim Cook, and IBM…

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How One Man Turned The Busiest International Border Crossing In North America Into The Centerpiece Of His Empire

15-Jul-2020 03:20

Manuel “Matty” Moroun died on Monday at 93 years old. That name might not mean much to you if you’re not from metro Detroit or Windsor, Canada, but around these parts, he was known mainly as the billionaire who owned, among other things, the Ambassador Bridge, which just happens to carry roughly 27 percent of all…

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Stop What You’re Doing and Patch the Windows Bug That Took Microsoft 17 Years to Fix

15-Jul-2020 03:20

Microsoft released a today that fixes what appears to be a major, long-standing flaw in the Windows Domain Name System. The patch, which is bundled in with the regular Tuesday Windows update, fixes the SigRed flaw, which was discovered by Israeli security firm Check Point, reported.

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The best budgeting apps in 2020

15-Jul-2020 03:11

Need to get your spending on track but not sure where to start? Check out the best budgeting apps to find the right one for you.

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15 states will follow California’s push to electrify trucks and buses

15-Jul-2020 03:04

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Fifteen states and Washington, DC have announced that they will follow California’s lead in switching all heavy-duty trucks, vans, and buses over to running on electricity, in what could be one of the most significant efforts to reduce harmful diesel engine pollution in the United States. It could also be a big development in the fight for environmental justice because emissions from diesel-powered commercial vehicles .

The states that signed the agreement along with Washington, DC are: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

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US rescinds directive barring international students from online classes

15-Jul-2020 03:04

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The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed to rescind a policy that would require international students to take in-person classes in order to remain in the US.

The agencies have reached an agreement with who filed a lawsuit on July 8th over the policy. The resolution came less than five minutes into a hearing for the case, federal Judge Allison D. Burroughs announced.

ICE will reinstate the guidelines it applied to the Spring 2020 semester, which allowed international students with F-1 visas to take fully online course loads while retaining their visa status. That policy, announced in March, allowed hundreds of thousands of international students to remain in...

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2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy aims to make Genesis more jealous - Roadshow

15-Jul-2020 03:03

Hyundai previously hinted we may see the Calligraphy trim in the US, and behold, here it is.

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How far will Facebook go to address their civil rights audit?

15-Jul-2020 02:50

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This week on the , Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Rashad Robinson, president of , about the Facebook ad boycott and Facebook’s that was released to the public.

Color of Change, an online racial justice organization, is one of the groups leading and other social media companies in response to hate speech on those platforms.

In the interview, Robinson talks about how the boycott campaign came together; his history pushing Facebook on issues of hate speech and civil rights; and meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and fellow leaders of the boycott to discuss the Facebook civil rights audit and how the company can improve the...

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Astronomers catch one of universe's most powerful explosions, 10 billion years later

15-Jul-2020 02:50

A short gamma ray burst brighter than a million trillion suns lit up space for a few hours and then hit the road for eons to reach us.

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Spotify rolls out to Russia and Eastern Europe

15-Jul-2020 02:46

The popular music streaming service is launching in 13 new Eastern European markets.

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Andean Condor Soared for 100 Miles Without Flapping Its Wings

15-Jul-2020 02:39

The world’s largest soaring bird—the Andean condor—can stay aloft for 5 hours and cover more than 100 miles of real estate without flapping its wings, according to new research.

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Can people who are asymptomatic spread coronavirus? What we know right now

15-Jul-2020 02:37

People can have COVID-19 without knowing it -- and that's a huge threat to public health.

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Author Colin Dickey on Aliens, Conspiracy Theories, and Other Strange Realms of The Unidentified

15-Jul-2020 02:35

Colin Dickey, author of Ghostland: An American History in , is back with another excellent non-fiction exploration of the unusual. The Unidentified: , , and Our Obsession with the Unexplained is a fascinating read, so we called up the author to talk more about it.

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Brave New World on Peacock is a chilling dystopia in Ikea gray

15-Jul-2020 02:34

Review: Streaming this month on Peacock, the adaptation of Aldous Huxley's sci-fi classic is absorbing but nebulous.

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The best leggings in 2020 for yoga, working out and lounging

15-Jul-2020 02:26

Save yourself some dressing room distress and start here.

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How to watch Brave New World: stream the new Peacock TV show online from anywhere

15-Jul-2020 02:03

Huxley's classic 1932 dystopia now a must-watch TV show. Here's how to watch Brave New World online and stream the series on new service Peacock from anywhere.

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Watch With Friends brings remote Netflix watch parties to Apple TV and Roku devices

15-Jul-2020 01:41

With move theaters shuttered and folks still stuck at home due to the pandemic, have shot up in popularity, letting friends and family members sync up movies and TV shows from their own homes. But nearly all of those services only work on computers — not exactly the most satisfying way to watch a movie. But a new app called developed by Caavo (the company behind ) promises to bring that same experience to Roku and Apple TV devices.

The Watch With Friends app is available on , , and and is what you’ll use to create the watch party group by pasting in a direct link to the Netflix show or movie you’d like to...

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The best Motorola Moto G Fast cases and covers

15-Jul-2020 01:35

This phone is prone to scratches, so you'll want to protect the screen from rugged outings or pure clumsiness.

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All the Ways the Influential Hydroxychloroquine Study Was Crap

15-Jul-2020 01:30

A controversial, highly influential study involving the drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for covid-19—one that helped launch months of research and failed clinical trials—has now been sharply criticized within the pages of the same scientific journal that published it. The new …

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For Once, Things Are Coming Up Quibi

15-Jul-2020 01:16

Shortly before its rocky launch back in April, Quibi was accused of stealing the at the heart of its struggling mobile-first streaming service in a brought by video company Eko—a legal battle that’s stretched on as Quibi battles myriad other .

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How to Choose Between 32-Bit and 64-Bit Windows Operating Systems

15-Jul-2020 01:00

When you create a bootable Windows installer or install the OS from a disc, you’ll have to decide whether you want a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. If you’re not sure what these mean, this question might confuse you. And worse, choosing the wrong option could hamper your system performance down the road. Let’s discuss the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, and which one you should choose next time you install Windows. 32-Bit and 64-Bit: What’s the Difference? We’ve discussed the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows before, which we’ll summarize briefly here. Whether you can install a copy...

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A hosting company from a closet? Raspberry Pi web hosting is now a reality

15-Jul-2020 01:00

Mythic Beats says its Raspberry Pi 4 server performs substantially better than AWS’s Arm instances at a much lower price, but there is a caveat.

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This is the OnePlus Nord - plus there's even more spec unveiled

15-Jul-2020 00:53

The OnePlus Nord was revealed in tech reviewer MKBHD’s new interview with OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, along with a few specs unveiled, like 90Hz refresh rate.

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19 Tech Giants Join Legal Fight Against ICE Plan to Deport Students Over Online Classes

15-Jul-2020 00:40

More than a dozen of the biggest names in tech have thrown their support behind last week’s pushing back against ICE’s proposed plans to deport any foreign students planning to attend online-only classes in the coming semester.

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Skull & Bones release date, news and trailers

15-Jul-2020 00:14

Everything we know about Ubisoft’s pirate adventure, Skull & Bones.

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How to watch America's Got Talent online: stream the new AGT 2020 episode from anywhere

15-Jul-2020 00:13

No more repeats, it's time for the final audition episode to air - here's how to watch AGT online and stream America's Got Talent 2020 from anywhere.

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Five Things to Know About UAE’s First Mission to Mars

15-Jul-2020 00:12

The Emirates Hope Mission, scheduled to launch this Friday, is the first Arab attempt to reach the Red Planet. Here’s how the UAE will endeavor to make history.

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How the Frozen 2 Documentary Shows Us More Disney Drama Than We're Used To

15-Jul-2020 00:05

Nothing bad ever happens at Disney. Or, at least, that’s the message the family-friendly company leads people to believe. You , behind-the-scenes coverage from the mega-corporation because everything there is . And that’s precisely why the new Disney+ show, Into the…

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Nokia offers 5G software upgrade for 5m 4G radios

15-Jul-2020 00:03

Nokia says upgrade could save operators potentially billions.

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Even more PS5 and Xbox Series X games are coming to Google Stadia

15-Jul-2020 00:00

Google has announced more PS5 and Xbox Series X games which will make their way to Stadia.

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Where to Download Subtitles for Movies and TV Shows: The 6 Best Sites

15-Jul-2020 00:00

Knowing a few subtitle download sites can improve the way you enjoy films and TV shows. Subtitles serve many purposes, and not just for foreign language content that isn’t dubbed. Subtitles are great for clarity of dialogue, especially during action sequences where loud noises can drown out what characters say. Subtitles are also useful for shows with ensemble casts (seeing names can help with tracking characters), shows with heavy accents, and shows with lots of terminologies like sci-fi, fantasy, and procedurals. Are you still wondering where you can get subtitles? We’re going to tell you the best places to download...

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MacBook Pro deals offer lowest price yet on powerful 16-inch model

14-Jul-2020 23:55

This week's MacBook deals are offering the powerful 16-inch Pro model for its lowest price yet at Amazon.

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Intel is discontinuing its 9th-generation Skylake-X processors

14-Jul-2020 23:54

Intel Skylake-X reaches end-of-life, and the chipmaker might not have any upcoming HEDT processors on the horizon

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AMD piles pressure on Xeon with Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPUs: Higher clocks, more memory

14-Jul-2020 23:54

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro features support for up to 2 TB DDR4 memory.

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Cars Emit More Than Carbon Pollution—They Release Microplastic, Too

14-Jul-2020 23:41

When you take your car for a spin, it’s not just emitting particulate matter and greenhouse gases. The wear and tear of your car’s tires and brakes release microplastic, which winds, rains, and snow can carry to the most remote parts of the world.

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Deal alert: Apple's all-new AirPods Pro hit lowest sale price ever

14-Jul-2020 23:28

You can score a $30 price cut on the AirPods Pro and find deals on the latest model Apple AirPods.

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Save Big on Games and Accessories in Today’s Best PlayStation Deals

14-Jul-2020 23:25

Featured Deal: | $18

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How to Take Impossible Burgers to the Next Level When You’re Stuck at Home

14-Jul-2020 23:20

Last night, I logged into a Zoom cooking class, as one does during a global pandemic where indoor, in-person activities are frowned upon. This class was a little fancy: It was led by Traci Des Jardins, a real bonafide chef, and the recipes were from Impossible Foods’ newly launched , featuring…

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Canon explains why the EOS R5 and EOS R6 overheat when shooting video

14-Jul-2020 23:15

Canon has confirmed the video recording limits of both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 – and explained the reasons for them.

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Score unlimited data for £18 a month with one of the best SIM only deals ever

14-Jul-2020 23:07

This unlimited data SIM plan from Three is amazing, offering no caps on data, calls or texts - all for a low price.

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Consoles Letting You Down? Save Hundreds on a Brand New Gaming PC at Newegg

14-Jul-2020 23:07

Save Hundreds on and | Newegg

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Which Wireless Router Brands Are Best? 5 Top Brands to Consider

14-Jul-2020 23:00

Shopping for a new wireless router isn’t fun. A new wireless router isn’t something you shop for every day. But when you do, there are a lot of important wireless router features to consider. You want a wireless router that will last and is of reasonable build quality. Of course, it should also use the latest Wi-Fi technology to provide blazing fast internet speeds. So, what are the best router brands? And which router brands should you avoid at all costs? What Makes a Good Router Brand? A great router from a brand doesn’t necessarily need to be advanced. We...

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Amazon's Next Big Bet on Cashless Shopping Is a Smart Grocery Cart

14-Jul-2020 22:50

Amazon opened in 2018 before following that up with its first earlier this year. But for its next attempt to revolutionize brick-and-mortar shopping, Amazon is betting on a smart shopping cart.

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Newegg sale: big savings on PC gaming, laptop deals and more top tech

14-Jul-2020 22:47

Newegg's annual FantasTech sale offers big savings on PC gaming, laptop deals and plenty more top gadgets.

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Offshore Wind Is Booming Despite the Covid-19 Economic Crash

14-Jul-2020 22:45

Globally, the covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on nearly every industry, including . But there’s a bright spot: Offshore wind has been booming, according to a new .

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The Sexist Legacy in Star Trek’s Progressive Universe

14-Jul-2020 22:30

In the , a familiar face storms onto the scene. With plenty of legacy characters, this might just be another day at the (space) office. But this is Seven of Nine, beloved, iconic, even more badass than she was during her time on —and she was always pretty badass. “You owe me a…

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Virgin is offering £50 Amazon vouchers with its bargain fibre broadband deals

14-Jul-2020 22:28

This Virgin broadband deal provides fast speeds, low prices and most importantly, a £50 Amazon voucher.

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The Pandemic Exposed a Massive Digital Divide in Our Schools They Can't Fix on Their Own

14-Jul-2020 22:25

The covid-19 pandemic has up-ended our educational system. In the middle of last semester, many students and teachers had to shift from traditional school environments to 100% online learning, with little or no warning and no time to prepare. The result has exposed just how pervasive technological inequality is in the…

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These sapphire-encrusted earbuds are the flashiest in-ear headphones we've ever seen

14-Jul-2020 22:16

The qdc Blue Dragon in-ear headphones are bedazzled in 800 sapphires.

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Google Clamps Down on Ads for Spyware, Stalkerware

14-Jul-2020 21:49

Advertising for software and hardware designed to stalk and spy on people will soon be banned on Google. Promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring another person or their activities without their authorization will be prohibited on the platform starting August 11.

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Sex Is Messy, But There Are Solutions!

14-Jul-2020 21:30

Many, many moons ago, a reader asked for my help in solving her period sex woes and that question inspired the group of women I was blogging with at the time to spiral into a “TOWELS SIMPLY DO NOT WORK” fit of pique. Since then, I’ve fielded questions about all kinds of sex messes—blood, urine, wax, massage oil,…

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Ditch the AirPods for Anker's Wallet-Friendly Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds, Now $45

14-Jul-2020 21:00

| $45 | Amazon

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10 Basic Programming Principles Every Programmer Must Know

14-Jul-2020 21:00

It’s easy to write code. It’s challenging to write good code. Bad code comes in many forms. Messy code, massive if-else chains, programs that break with one adjustment, variables that don’t make sense. The program might work once but will never hold up to any scrutiny. Don’t settle for shortcuts. Aim to write code that is easy to maintain. Easy for you to maintain, and easy for any other developer on your team to maintain. How do you write effective code?  You write good code by being disciplined with programming principles. Here are 10 programming principles that will make you...

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You Can Now Claim Your iPhone Batterygate Compensation

14-Jul-2020 20:30

If you owned an old iPhone in 2017 you can now stake your claim for compensation. Why? Because of Batterygate, which saw Apple slowing down old iPhones. While you’re likely to only receive around $25, you’re still encouraged to take part in this class-action. Why Was Apple Slowing Down Old iPhones? For those who have forgotten what this is all about, Batterygate was uncovered in 2017. People noticed their iPhones were slowing down, and after a benchmark comparison proved as much, Apple admitted it was artificially limiting the performance of old iPhones. To be fair, Apple’s intentions were pure. It...

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What Do the Check Marks in WhatsApp and Telegram Mean?

14-Jul-2020 20:00

WhatsApp and Telegram offer free unlimited messaging, cool features, and apps for every device. There’s definitely a lot to love about these services, but not everyone has mastered using them. In fact, one confusing aspect of WhatsApp and Telegram are the check marks. When you send a message in WhatsApp or Telegram, one or two check marks appear below it. Which then turn from gray to blue. These check marks communicate useful information to you, but if you’re not sure what the check marks mean, read on to find out. What Do the Check Marks Mean in WhatsApp? The check...

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The Fruitiest Pi Yet: Raspberry Pi 4 8GB Is As Smooth As Cream

14-Jul-2020 19:30

Our verdict of the Raspberry Pi 4 8GB:Representing the latest evolution of the tiny project board, the Raspberry Pi 4 8GB offers a desktop-like experience for under $100. All the usual hobby projects are compatible with the board, although some distros seem to be lagging in support.910Since its first release in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has gone from strength to strength. An amazing 14 models have been released, with three form factors: 11 of them are still in production. The most recent addition to the family is the Raspberry Pi 4 8GB model. It is the most powerful Raspberry Pi...

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Razer Deathadder Falls to $24, Plus More Massive Razer Discounts in This One-Day Sale

14-Jul-2020 19:10

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Which Spotify Subscription Is Best for You?

14-Jul-2020 19:00

There are a range of Spotify subscription plans available to suit a variety of circumstances and budgets. There’s the free version, of course, plus a range of different paid options. The music streaming service was one of the first to offer a free ad-supported tier alongside a fully-featured premium account. And now it offers a number of different subscriptions. In this article, we’ll explain what each Spotify subscription offers, how much they cost, and help you decide which one is best for you. What Is Spotify Free? When you sign up for Spotify, you’ll be placed on the Spotify Free...

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The Art of Sewing's Hi-Tech Revival

14-Jul-2020 18:00

During the pandemic, increasing numbers of people have pulled out their sewing machines and knitting needles and gotten to work. A massive resurgence in sewing and crafts has taken place, as makers around the world have been sewing masks and creating other much-needed items for themselves and others.

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The 6 Best Resume Review Websites to Help You Update Your Resume

14-Jul-2020 18:00

When you create a resume, it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion. Having a professional look at your resume before sending your job application can prevent you from making a detrimental mistake. The last thing you want is a typo-filled resume that costs you an interview. If you don’t trust your friends’ or family members’ proofreading ability, you can always turn to the online community of professional resume reviewers. Send your resume to one of these resume review sites and land your dream job. 1. ZipJob Resume Review ZipJob provides you with an in-depth resume-checking tool that...

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How You Might Attack Your Company Network With Shadow IoT

14-Jul-2020 17:00

There are a lot of cool and interesting gadgets within the Internet of Things (IoT), but many of them don’t have proper security installed. This creates a problem called “shadow IoT,” where users may unknowingly allow hackers to break into corporate networks. Let’s explore what “shadow IoT” is, and how you may be adding to the problem. What Is Shadow IoT? Shadow IoT sounds like an illegal market for smart home devices, but the reality is a little scarier. It’s when users introduce devices onto a business’ network without telling anyone about it. A business needs to know what’s connected...

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This $40 Course Bundle Shows You How to Make Money From Home via Amazon and Shopify

14-Jul-2020 12:30

If you are currently stuck at home or looking for work, you might be wondering how to make some money. One of the easiest and most lucrative side hustles is selling products online. The Ultimate Amazon FBA & Dropship Master Class Bundle shows you how, with 40 hours of training on finding and marketing products. You can pick up the bundle now for just $39.99 at MakeUseOf Deals. Amazon FBA and Dropshipping  Everyone knows Amazon as the online store that sells everything. But did you know that around half of all sales (around $9 billion a year) are made by...

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5 Best Live-Streaming Webcams Around the World for Virtual Sightseeing

14-Jul-2020 11:30

Move over, Netflix. There are hobbyists and organizations broadcasting cool scenes 24/7 for free on the internet. Watch the best live-streaming webcams around the world to virtually transport you anywhere. Zoos, tourist hotspots, and even NASA already use webcams to showcase action from around the globe. But now that anyone can buy a cheap but good webcam and connect it to the internet to live-stream, the game has leveled up. Today, webcams provide a virtual portal to the outdoors, especially when you’re stuck at home. 1. Window Swap (Web): View From a Random Window in the World You sit by...

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Patrick Stewart turns 80: Here are 8 reasons to love him

14-Jul-2020 06:34

Make it so: It's time to celebrate Star Trek's iconic Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

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Nvidia Might Stop Making Some RTX 20-Series Cards Soon, Which Could Drive Up GPU Prices

14-Jul-2020 06:10

Now that we’re getting closer to Nvidia’s anticipated September 2020 release date of its next-generation GeForce RTX 30 ‘Ampere’ graphics cards, rumor has it that the company is already ceasing production of some RTX 20-series cards.

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SoftBank reportedly considering sale or IPO of chip designer Arm

14-Jul-2020 05:55

The Japanese conglomerate purchased the UK-based company four years ago for nearly $32 billion.

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Gimlet Media Sued for Not Making Podcasts Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

14-Jul-2020 05:50

The podcasting company Gimlet Media now faces a class-action lawsuit for failing to make its podcasts accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. In the complaint, filed today in New York, plaintiff Kahlimah Jones argues that Gimlet violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide closed…

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Google Pixel 4a release date, price, specs, news and leaks

14-Jul-2020 05:41

We're expecting the mid-range Google Pixel 4a to launch any day now, so we've collected all we've heard about the phone so far.

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Reportedly official Google Pixel 4a render reveals punch-hole selfie cam

14-Jul-2020 05:35

The Google Pixel 4a reportedly popped up in the Google Store in an official render, showing off a bunch of heavily-rumored features.

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The hard-to-find Oculus Quest is back in stock, but only the 128GB models

14-Jul-2020 05:31

The so-hot-it-won't-stay-in-stock $400 VR headset has been popping in and out of stock for months. Here's where you can find it right now.

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Ted Cruz's Office Says He Was Just Enjoying a Delicious Beverage, Not Violating Mandatory Airline Mask Policy or Anything

14-Jul-2020 05:30

American Airlines has said it is investigating after Senator Ted Cruz was photographed in apparent violation of its policy mandating use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic by all passengers and crew on Sunday, .

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Don’t wait for Amazon Prime Day - Google is dropping deals every day this month

14-Jul-2020 05:21

Google is dropping a new deal every day this month starting with a big discount on its latest smart speakers.

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The Sony WF-1000XM3 noise canceling earbuds get a $52 price cut at Best Buy

14-Jul-2020 05:06

A fantastic deal, the Sony WF-1000XM3 noise canceling earbuds hit lowest sale price ever at Best Buy.

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Give yourself 1,500 amps of jump-start peace of mind for $49 - Roadshow

14-Jul-2020 04:56

This combination jump-starter and power bank is beefy enough to start a car with an 8-liter engine and has dual outputs for charging your portable gadgets.

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OnePlus Nord smartphone will have an ultrawide selfie camera

14-Jul-2020 04:11

The phone will be unveiled July 21.

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Google Accidentally Leaked Its Cheaper Pixel 4a Just Weeks From Launch

14-Jul-2020 04:10

The upcoming launch of Google’s next mid-range smartphone, , has been rumored for months. But today, the Pixel 4a inadvertently showed up on Google’s Canadian online store, effectively removing any doubt that the Pixel 4a is coming soon.

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CDC employees say the agency has a culture of ‘racial aggression’

14-Jul-2020 04:08

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Employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for the federal agency to address what they say are “ongoing and recurring acts of racism and discrimination” against its Black employees, . More than 1,000 CDC employees signed a letter to director Robert Redfield describing a “pervasive and toxic culture of racial aggressions.”

“In light of the recent calls for justice across this country and around the world, we, as dedicated public health professionals, can no longer stay silent to the widespread acts of racism and discrimination within CDC that are, in fact, undermining the agency’s core mission,” the letter reads, according to NPR, which obtained a copy. The letter notes that Black employees are...

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How to turn on the flashlight in Android and iOS

14-Jul-2020 04:05

Unsung, but useful in more ways than one. Here's how to turn on the flashlight on Android and iOS devices.

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Bitcoin is now harder to mine than ever before - so is it still worth it?

14-Jul-2020 04:00

Bitcoin mining difficulty has reached a new high, two months after the halving.

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How to watch the 2021 Ford Bronco reveal live tonight - Roadshow

14-Jul-2020 03:54

Ford is planning a multi-platform reveal, from ABC to ESPN to Hulu to YouTube. Here's how to watch the reveal of the reborn SUV icon.

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Apple probably won't reopen its offices until 2021, report says

14-Jul-2020 03:44

Apple is encouraging US employees -- both corporate and retail -- to work from home.

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Best DIY home security systems of 2020

14-Jul-2020 03:33

Keep an eye on things with these do-it-yourself home security systems.

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Warren Ellis abused star power in fan relationships, say dozens of women

14-Jul-2020 03:30

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Over 60 women and nonbinary people have accused influential comics author Warren Ellis of manipulative and predatory behavior toward female fans and creatives. An open letter and dozens of statements were created by some of his alleged targets, and have also been , which published a story on the allegations today.

The site was launched after several weeks of less specific allegations, including some . The testimonials describe a long pattern of drawing young female fans into online or offline sexual encounters, which often devolved into controlling behavior or insults. According to The Guardian, Ellis secretly maintained up to 19 relationships at a time, while running online...

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Massive Minecraft music festival postponed, refunds offered

14-Jul-2020 03:27

"It's not fair to anyone involved to deliver a subpar experience," the organizers of the Rave Family Block Fest say.

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Death Valley Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth This Year

14-Jul-2020 03:25

For the hottest place in the U.S. to make news, it has to be pretty damn hot. And folks, it’s pretty damn hot.

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How to Claim Your Piece of Apple's $500 Million iPhone Throttling Settlement

14-Jul-2020 03:20

Earlier this year, Apple agreed to claiming iOS updates throttled iPhones. Now the company is responsible for paying out $500 million to those who owned one of the affected iPhone models.

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Dell's Black Friday in July sale 2020: deals on laptops, monitors, 4K TVs, and more

14-Jul-2020 03:18

Dell's Black Friday in July sale 2020 is here, and we've rounded up the best deals on laptops, monitors, 4K TVs, and more.

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This three-piece mesh network covers about 5,400 square feet for $130

14-Jul-2020 03:11

The Rock Space Dual Band AC1200 is half the price of a Nest or Eero system.

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California reverses reopening decisions as coronavirus surges

14-Jul-2020 03:10

All bars and indoor areas of wineries and restaurants statewide must close down.

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Best back-to-school gear under $100 for 2020

14-Jul-2020 03:00

Get ready for fall for less than a benjamin.

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Gripping Unsolved Mysteries reboot on Netflix wants you to play detective

14-Jul-2020 02:57

Commentary: The new show does the old Robert Stack version proud, and with clues posted online, every viewer can get involved.

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Los Angeles, San Diego schools will start with online-only learning in the fall

14-Jul-2020 02:52

Both districts say they'll return to in-person learning when public health conditions allow.

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What’s the Evidence for Covid-19 Reinfection?

14-Jul-2020 02:52

A small bright spot in the coronavirus disaster has been that people who become sick appear to have at least temporary immunity to the virus. But over the weekend, a Vox article written by a primary care doctor in Washington D.C. an imminent and frightening pandemic scenario, based on one of his own cases:…

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Watching Shark Week could earn you $1,000

14-Jul-2020 02:50

*Jaws theme intensifies*

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Autonomous drone maker Skydio shifts to military and enterprise with its first folding drone

14-Jul-2020 02:25

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Skydio, a startup that makes autonomous drones that fly themselves with little human intervention, is entering the commercial drone market with its . The X2 is Skydio’s first non-consumer device and it’s marketed toward government agencies, the military, and other organizations that require aerial surveillance or surveying, and it comes with a built-in infrared thermal camera. The X2 announcement coincides with Skydio’s new round of $100 million in funding, led by German multinational company Siemens’ Next47 firm.

Skydio first entered the market a little more than two years ago with . The R1 was an autonomous drone that sported impressive artificial intelligence-powered obstacle avoidance and other sensors and...

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Influencer ‘The Billionaire Gucci Master’ May Have Been ‘Kidnapped’ by the United States

14-Jul-2020 02:20

A Dubai-based influencer with numerous luxury vehicles, a private jet, a $150,000 watch, and miles upon miles of Louis Vuitton print fabric, purportedly gained through real estate development, has been arrested and faces criminal charges for alleged conspiracy to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from frauds and…

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Catch a 'full Jupiter' this week and spot its moons with just binoculars

14-Jul-2020 02:08

Say hello to Io and its moon buddies.

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Apple reportedly paid Samsung a $950 million penalty for not ordering enough OLED panels

14-Jul-2020 02:05

Apple's store closures could've harmed its iPhone sales and led to the company ordering too few OLED panels to meet its contract with Samsung.

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Biden's Grand Plan for the Internet: Restore Net Neutrality, Create Municipal Broadband

14-Jul-2020 02:00

If elected president, Joe Biden has big plans. In addition tackling climate change, reforming the criminal justice system, and providing universal health care, Biden aims to restore net neutrality rules and get rid of laws that block municipal broadband, or internet access that’s provided fully or partially by local…

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The Adventure Zone Creators on Adapting the Series' Most Controversial Storyline

14-Jul-2020 01:50

podcast is great at mixing the silly and sincere, but it’s occasionally misfired, most notably in “Petals to the Metal,” a storyline from the Balance Arc that was criticized for stumbling into the “” trope. Speaking to io9, the creators of The Adventure Zone comic got honest about the…

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The best wireless earbuds and headphones for your Samsung phone

14-Jul-2020 01:44

Looking for a new wireless headphone for the Galaxy Note 10? Here are CNET's top picks.

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Best vlogging cameras for 2020: Sony, Canon and more compared for YouTube

14-Jul-2020 01:43

Whether you're just shooting for fun or you're a professional YouTuber, this is the gear you need to make your videos shine.

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People may have kept pet cats 1,000 years ago, fossil finding suggests

14-Jul-2020 01:43

Researchers discovered a feline skeleton along the Silk Road that suggests humans had cared for it.

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Hong Kong Disneyland closes after spike in region's coronavirus infections

14-Jul-2020 01:41

The park will shut its gates again on July 15.

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Fax Machines Are Screwing Over the Healthcare Officials Trying to Track Coronavirus

14-Jul-2020 01:40

Fax machines are widely regarded as , , and just generally pieces of tech that deserve to be burned in effigy, not unlike a lot of the we remember from the earlier decades of technological innovation. But because bureaucracy’s gonna bureaucracy, federal officials can’t seem to stop…

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You can get Watch Dogs 2 for free on PC right now

14-Jul-2020 01:34

Ubisoft will let you redeem a free copy of open-world hacking simulator for PC right now just by logging in to your Uplay account. To snag your copy of the 2016 game, head to where you’ll be asked to log in. When you do, you’ll see a message that you’ve successfully claimed the game and that it will soon show up in your Uplay library. It’s unclear how long the giveaway will be going on, though, so you might want to jump on the deal sooner rather than later.

Ubisoft the game would be offered for free if you watched its Ubisoft Forward digital press conference on Sunday and were logged in to Uplay. But technical problems prevented some people from claiming the giveaway....

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Apple Recommends You Don’t Cover Your MacBook Camera

14-Jul-2020 01:30

If you own a MacBook you probably shouldn’t use a camera cover. And if you do cover your MacBook camera, be sure not to close your laptop. If you do, you’re likely to damage your display, with even the best MacBook camera covers capable of cracking your screen. Do You Need to Cover Your Webcam? Over the last few years, more of you have started covering your webcams. This is over fears that prying eyes can hack in and watch what you’re doing. While the chances are this won’t happen to you, covering your computer’s camera kills the small chance...

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The best home design apps for Android and iOS

14-Jul-2020 01:25

Home design apps that use 3D, AR, or VR help you envision how a new piece will fit into your home's decor.

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Seventeen states sue Trump administration over new student visa guidelines

14-Jul-2020 01:05

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Seventeen states and Washington, DC have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy that would prevent international students who are taking online courses from remaining in the US.

ICE’s guidelines, , stated that in order to remain in the country for the fall 2020 semester, international students must be enrolled in in-person classes at their schools or be subject to “immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal procedures.” Meanwhile, students who remain in their own countries would only be permitted to take remote classes and maintain their “Active status” if their school will only be offering remote classes.

Under the previous policy, the Student and Exchange...

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What's the Best Wi-Fi Range Extender or Repeater?

14-Jul-2020 01:00

I don’t envy you office IT folks. At. ALL. I’ve assumed that role in a five-person work-from-home stint that lasts, well, indefinitely, and it’s starting to drive me nuts. The latest complaint: The Wi-Fi is too slow. Sorry, MOM (emphasized for passive aggression), but everyone is simultaneously holding Zoom calls,…

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What Is Apple CarPlay? A Quick Guide to How It Works

14-Jul-2020 01:00

Using your smartphone in the car has lots of benefits, like playing music and using navigation apps. But it’s important that you use it safely, since doing so comes with potentially deadly distractions. That’s why Apple provides CarPlay to make your phone’s best features available on the road in a safe manner. Let’s look at how to use Apple CarPlay so you can make the most of it. What Is Apple CarPlay? CarPlay is Apple’s standard that allows you to connect your iPhone to your car and display a simplified iOS-like interface on its infotainment system. This allows you to...

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Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 2010s

14-Jul-2020 00:45

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The , pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or . Since we can’t enjoy summer

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You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement

14-Jul-2020 00:28

The was one of the bigger controversies that Apple has ever faced. Apple’s throttling of iPhones with aging batteries prompted a class action lawsuit, and now you can register to get your chunk of the settlement that was reached earlier this year. , there’s now .

To meet the criteria, you must currently or have previously owned:

  • An iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and / or an iPhone SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21st, 2017
  • An iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21st, 2017

As part of the settlement terms,

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Twitch unbans Trump after two-week suspension for ‘hateful conduct’

14-Jul-2020 00:15

Twitch has unbanned , two weeks after for “hateful conduct.”

Trump’s account, which was , was banned for racist comments made by the president on two occasions. Twitch pointed to remarks at his recent rally in Tulsa, where he referred to criminals as “hombre[s],” and remarks from a rebroadcast of the 2015 event announcing his candidacy, when he called Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists.”

The ban came days after Twitch swore it would crack down on harassment, as within the industry. By banning Trump, Twitch seemed to indicate that no one is above the rules.

The question now is how...

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These Are the Best Deals From Newegg's FantasTech Sale

14-Jul-2020 00:12

Finding the right gear, whether it’s headphones, a new computer, a fresh set of keys, or even just some more hard drive space, there’s a lot to consider. Between finding the right specs and price point, it isn’t always easy to whittle your options down to the right one. Luckily, a good deal can help you out. Right…

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Fisker wants to use Volkswagen’s EV platform to power its electric SUV

14-Jul-2020 00:05

Image: Fisker Inc.

EV startup Fisker Inc. wants to power its first SUV with Volkswagen’s mass-manufactured modular electric vehicle platform, or “MEB,” and it says it is in talks with the German automaker to do just that. In fact, the prototype SUV that Fisker Inc. revealed at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show was built on the MEB platform.

Fisker Inc. laid all of this out in an on the New York Stock Exchange, which the startup formally announced on Monday. The presentation was one of many pages of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by , Spartan Energy Acquisition Corporation,...

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The 7 Best Free File Explorers for Android

14-Jul-2020 00:00

One of the best parts about using Android is the ability to quickly and easily navigate through your device’s file system. But which file manager app should you use? Google’s Files comes as part of stock Android, many manufacturers add their own file manager apps, and there are a ton of third-party options. Let’s take a look at some of the best file explorer apps for your Android device. 1. X-plore File Manager X-plore File Manager might have the look of an early 1990s Windows program, but it’s hands-down one of the best Android file explorers available. You won’t find...

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a new Clone Wars spinoff coming to Disney Plus in 2021

13-Jul-2020 23:58

Disney Plus is getting a new animated Star Wars series called Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is set to debut on the streaming service in 2021. The new show is a spinoff of the recently concluded animated series, which finished its run on Disney Plus earlier this year.

Like The Clone Wars, , and the live-action , The Bad Batch is being executive produced by Dave Filoni, who has become one of the instrumental pieces of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars strategy, especially when it comes to the company’s TV series.

The Bad Batch will focus on the titular squad of clone troopers — of Clone Force 99, aka “the Bad Batch” — who were first introduced in the final season of The Clone Wars (which aired as a Disney...

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SiriusXM Enters the Podcast Wars With Purchase of Stitcher for Up to $325 Million

13-Jul-2020 23:55

The war over podcasting appears to be heating up. Today, SiriusXM announced it will from the E.W. Scripps Company in a deal that’s potentially worth a whopping $325 million.

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Star Wars' Next Animated Series Is a Clone Wars Spin-Off

13-Jul-2020 23:15

The Bad Batch is coming to Disney+. Lucasfilm just announced a brand new animated Star Wars series is coming to the streaming service next year centered on the seen at the start of the final season of . It’s called Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

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Apple Warns Against Closing Your Laptop While Using a Webcam Cover

13-Jul-2020 23:10

With folks in parts of the U.S. beginning to go back into the office after working from home for months, : Don’t close your laptop while using a webcam cover.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Is Closing Again After a Coronavirus Spike of 50 Cases Per Day

13-Jul-2020 23:00

Hong Kong Disneyland announced on Monday that it would close its gates to visitors again due to a recent spike in novel coronavirus infections, according to a statement obtained by . Hong Kong identified 41 new cases on , and 38 cases on —a concerning outbreak by the standards of most wealthy countries.…

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15 Creative Layouts to Organize Your iPhone Home Screen

13-Jul-2020 23:00

It’s fun to customize your iPhone Home screen layout from time to time. Grouping app icons into folders or pages is a logical way to keep your app library under control, but there are more inventive ways to switch it up. Here are the most creative layout ideas if you want to do something different with your iPhone Home screen. How to Create Custom Icons in the Shortcuts App Many of the creative layouts below call for customized app icons. To create these, you need to use the Shortcuts app, which allows you to choose a color and glyph for...

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How to Set Up a Sleep Timer Shutdown in Windows

13-Jul-2020 22:00

Remember when you used to fall asleep while watching TV in the living room? If so, you probably used the Sleep Timer feature on your TV to automatically shut it off after an hour or so (to prevent it from playing all through the night). Well, what if you don’t use a TV anymore? More and more of us access entertainment on laptops or desktops. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a sleep timer option for the PC? Well, there is! Here’s how you use Windows built-in shutdown feature to set a sleep timer. How to Set a Sleep...

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How to Customize the Ubuntu Boot Splash Screen and Logo

13-Jul-2020 21:00

You probably already know how to customize the Ubuntu desktop. But what if you’re looking for a way to customize your Ubuntu splash screen? Want to tweak the logo of your chosen desktop environment? Here’s how to change the splash screen on older Ubuntu systems as well as PCs running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and later. How Changing the Splash Screen Has Changed Around the time of Ubuntu 10.04, tweaking the splash screen (that image that appears as the computer boots) meant editing the contents of /user/images/share/xsplash. However, in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and later, this splash screen directory has moved. Image...

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Samsung, it’s time to say goodbye to the Galaxy Note

13-Jul-2020 20:00

The Galaxy Note was a success, but that doesn't mean it's still relevant.

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What Happens If You Don’t Upgrade to Windows 10?

13-Jul-2020 20:00

Microsoft wants everyone to update to Windows 10 to take advantage of its regular update cycle. But for those on an older version of Windows, what happens if you don’t upgrade to Windows 10? Your current system will keep working for now but may run into problems over time. Let’s take a look at what happens if you don’t upgrade to Windows 10 so you can make a plan. In case you’re not sure, WhatIsMyBrowser will tell you which version of Windows you’re on. If You’ve Updated to Windows 10 Already If you’re on Windows 10, congratulations! You’re already running...

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The Best PopSockets Phone Grips in 2020

13-Jul-2020 19:00

The last time you upgraded your smartphone, you probably bought a case for it as well. Phones are expensive but often fragile. So, maintaining a solid grip on them is essential. PopSockets are small discs that stick to the back of your phone. When pulled, they expand like an accordion to give you a better grip on your device. As they fold flat, they are convenient and practical. If you’re looking for a place to start, here are the best PopSockets available today. 1. PopSockets PopGrip Opal The most popular phone grip is made up of two parts, the PopSockets...

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Website Development Contracts, Part 4: Indemnification

13-Jul-2020 18:00

A well-drafted indemnity clause can protect you in litigation ensuing from your violation of a website development contract which results in third-party claims against you and/or your vendor. Whether it is your vendor or a third party that initiates the lawsuit, you will want to know where the proverbial "buck" stops when the legal bills start to roll in.

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Improving Company Performance

13-Jul-2020 18:00

A recent study found that businesses across North America are led well and staffed with people who are engaged in what they're doing. But technology is barely adequate -- and because of this, managers should devote their attention to improving systems whenever they think about how to improve overall company performance.

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Tidal vs. Spotify: Which Is the Best Streaming Music Service?

13-Jul-2020 18:00

Tidal and Spotify are two of the biggest music streaming services out there. Which means that you might be trying to decide between the two. Each have their own pros and cons in aspects such as music quality, price, and device availability. In this article, we compare Tidal to Spotify to find out which one is better. So, without further ado, let the battle of Tidal vs. Spotify commence! Tidal vs. Spotify: Music Roughly speaking, Spotify boasts 50 million songs and Tidal boasts 60 million songs. However, these numbers continue to grow, with Spotify claiming to add 40,000 songs every...

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The Secrets of How IBM Maintains AI Leadership

13-Jul-2020 18:00

IBM is chasing two of the three technology areas that I think will change the world as we know it over the next two decades. The three technology changes that I'm watching are robotics, AI computing, and quantum computing. IBM's focus has been on AI and quantum computing. I got an update on their AI efforts last week, and they have moved the ball a lot over the last few months.

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The Linux Foundation's First-Ever Virtual Open Source Summit

13-Jul-2020 18:00

The success of The Linux Foundation's first virtual summit may well have set the standard for new levels of open source participation. Summit masters closed the virtual doors of the four-day joint gathering on July 2. The event hosted the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2020 and ended with more than 4,000 registrants from 109 countries.

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How to Use the New Windows Terminal for Your Productivity

13-Jul-2020 17:00

Most operating systems have a way for users to control the computer via typed commands. Linux and macOS call it the terminal, though it’s also known as the console or shell. Until recently, Windows had several consoles for different tasks. This changed with the launch of the Windows Terminal. Let’s explore its features and see if it’s an improvement over the previous options. What is Windows Terminal Windows Terminal is Microsoft’s attempt to bring the functionality of Linux, macOS, and third party terminal emulators to Windows 10. Windows has always had built-in text terminals such as Command Prompt and Powershell....

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Common Huawei Mate 20 Pro problems, and how to fix them

13-Jul-2020 07:05

The Mate 20 Pro is an impressive phone, but it's not without a few bugs and issues that we're here to solve.

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APC's August issue is on sale now!

13-Jul-2020 06:27

Here's what you'll find in the August 2020 issue of APC mag.

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APC reader competition: WIN the one-of-a-kind custom built WD APC EDITOR BOX PC!

13-Jul-2020 06:18

In conjunction with WD and this month's edition of APC mag, we're offering Aussie readers the chance to win a AU$6,600 custom-built PC.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla made me feel like a viking – and that’s all I ever wanted

13-Jul-2020 03:45

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla recreates the Viking age in a spectacular way, and accomplishes its most important goal in the process.

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The 4 biggest announcements from Ubisoft Forward

13-Jul-2020 03:26

Ubisoft, like many other video game companies, was unable to host its typical in-person press conference at E3 in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it hosted a digital event on Sunday called “Ubisoft Forward,” revealing more about its biggest upcoming games. Those included Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, its newly-announced battle royale shooter Hyper Scape, Far Cry 6, and more. The company says it also plans to hold another Ubisoft Forward showcase later this year.

Ubisoft Forward comes at a difficult time for the company: Reports of a at Ubisoft have recently come to light amid levied against Ubisoft employees. Just yesterday, three prominent executives...

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Of Course Disney World's Reopening Video Works as Horror

13-Jul-2020 03:20

In celebration of after in response to the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic that’s killed over 130,000 people in the US alone, the dropped a video over the weekend enthusiastically welcoming park guests “home.” Here, “home” refers to a…

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How to watch Yellowstone online and stream every new season 3 episode today

13-Jul-2020 03:05

Paramount hit Yellowstone is back for another run - follow our guide to watch Yellowstone season 3 online and stream new episodes each and every Sunday.

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Ubisoft gives players Watch Dogs 2 for free after game giveaway glitch

13-Jul-2020 03:00

Ubisoft login failed as gamers tried to to gain their free copy of Watch Dogs 2, but the company promises we'll still get them.

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Far Cry 6 announced with first-look trailer... two days after it leaked online

13-Jul-2020 02:57

Ubisoft revealed the first Far Cry 6 trailer during its Ubisoft Forward event.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla gets a release date and a new trailer

13-Jul-2020 02:55

Check out the newest trailer for this year's Viking-themed Assassin's Creed game.

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Watch the first trailer for Far Cry 6, featuring Giancarlo Esposito

13-Jul-2020 02:51

Image: Ubisoft

Ubisoft debuted the first trailer for Far Cry 6 as part of its Ubisoft Forward digital conference today. The cinematic trailer didn’t have any gameplay, but showed a city in revolt under the regime of Antón Castillo, who is played by Giancarlo Esposito, perhaps best known as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

In Far Cry 6, players control Dani Rojas, who is tasked with stopping Castillo’s regime. Much like its predecessors Far Cry 5 and Far Cry New Dawn, the playable character will be customizable and can be played as either a male or female. But Far Cry 6 will also see the return of a voiced protagonist, .

players will have many weapons at their disposal and that allows you...

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Everything Ubisoft Announced Today During Its Not-E3 Event

13-Jul-2020 02:50

Today, Ubisoft hosted its not-E3 event, “Ubisoft Forward.” Though the event was ostensibly about games, it was impossible to ignore the recent upheaval surrounding the French publisher.

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Watch Dogs: Legion gets a release date – and it's soon

13-Jul-2020 02:45

Watch Dogs Legion is coming later this year to consoles, including PS5 and Xbox Series X at some point.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s new Vikings don’t change up the formula much

13-Jul-2020 02:45

It’s been nearly two years, but Ubisoft is finally gearing up to release a new Assassin’s Creed game. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is billed as “the ultimate viking fantasy,” set not in the fjords of Scandinavia but in the fields and rivers of England during the ninth century Viking invasion. Players are put in the role of Eivor, a Viking from Norway, as they attempt to lead their people to establish a settlement in England.

It may have new Norse trappings and some refreshed gameplay modes and features, but after spending three hours running around Valhalla’s open world, it feels a lot more like an iteration of 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey than a drastically different experience.

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Watch Dogs: Legion has millions of playable characters, but most feel the same

13-Jul-2020 02:45

NPCs were a big part of the first ; their colorful histories and biographical snippets would pop up when you scanned anyone in the game world, mostly for comedic effect. But in Watch Dogs Legion, Ubisoft is taking that potential and expanding it into a core part of the game — or at least, it’s trying to.

The idea is simple: all those NPCs, with all their strengths and weaknesses, are now actual playable characters that can be recruited as part of your hacktivist army. Need to sneak into a building site? Recruit a construction worker who can sneak in undetected. And with procedurally generated characters, Ubisoft says that the number of potential recruits .

Unfortunately, for all the hype, after...

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date, trailers, news and rumors

13-Jul-2020 02:39

Ubisoft has confirmed Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the next instalment in the Assassin's Creed series.

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Ubisoft Forward game event won't address sexual harassment issues company's facing

13-Jul-2020 02:34

The French gaming company's said it's committed to change, but it won't address that change during its biggest event of the year.

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Florida Records 15,000 New Covid-19 Cases in a Day, the Most for Any State During the Pandemic

13-Jul-2020 02:34

Florida broke the nation’s covid-19 single-day case record on Sunday, reporting new infections, the most new cases ever reported by a state during the pandemic. The news underscores the raging state of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., proving once again that the virus will not simply “…

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Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape is now in open beta

13-Jul-2020 02:28

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Ubisoft has announced that the open beta for its upcoming battle royale shooter kicks off on PC today, and the company also and detailing some of the game’s story. The news came as part of the Ubisoft Forward presentation that aired on Sunday.

Hyper Scape launched first as a technical test on July 2nd, with Ubisoft giving access to some Twitch and YouTube creators so they could stream the game. The launch was a huge success, with Hyper Scape rising that day. In his experience with the technical test, my colleague Nick Statt found the game to be a on the battle royale formula.

Update July 12th, 4:25PM ET: Updated...

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Watch Dogs: Legion release date, price, news and trailers

13-Jul-2020 02:23

Here's everything we know about the latest addition to the Watch Dogs franchise.

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Streaming this week: Greyhound on Apple TV Plus, Cursed on Netflix, Close Enough on HBO Max

13-Jul-2020 02:20

This week’s list of original streaming shows has a little something for everyone, I think: Tom Hanks as a heroic Navy captain fleeing Nazis, a new series from the creator of Regular Show, a twist on the King Arthur legend that focuses on the Lady of the Lake, and Zac Efron who is traveling the world for some reason.

Greyhound (Apple TV Plus, now playing)

Greyhound is a Navy action movie set in World War II with Tom Hanks playing a captain whose ship is one of a convoy of Allied ships being chased by Nazis in submarines. when it was announced that Greyhound would instead of in theaters, and is somewhat diminished since it’s not on the big screen. But...

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Google Bans Ads for Snooping Products and Services

13-Jul-2020 01:52

Google’s banning ads for so-called “” apps, invasive programs largely associated with jealous exes or abusive partners to spy on another person without their authorization. Though given that the online search giant already adopted against stalkerware apps in its Play Store, one has to wonder…

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The best Note 10 screen protectors

13-Jul-2020 01:30

Our picks of top screen protectors for the Galaxy Note 10 include tempered glass and ultra-thin film options.

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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11: The features and upgrades you get from spending an extra $300

13-Jul-2020 01:00

Apple's new iPhone SE is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here's exactly what you get by spending almost double.

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iPhone 11 vs. Pro vs. Pro Max: Specs and features that make the biggest difference

13-Jul-2020 00:58

We compare the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to help you decide which Apple phone makes the most sense for you.

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Netflix's The Old Guard Dug Deep to Bring the Comics to Life

13-Jul-2020 00:30

In both and based on the comic book series, a group of from different time periods all band together to commit their lives to ridding the world of its societal evils. None of the big bads they take on…

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It's summer! Try out these smart home gadgets for your yard

13-Jul-2020 00:05

Discover the latest smart home gadgets for your garden and your yard.

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Tesla’s Model Y gets a $3,000 price cut

12-Jul-2020 23:19

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Tesla has lowered the of its Model Y by $3,000, so its Long Range AWD will now cost $49,990, . The Model Y just , and earlier this month Tesla reported better-than-expected delivery numbers for all its vehicles in the second quarter, so the reason for the price cut isn’t totally clear. But it’s likely to help boost sales at a time when all carmakers are of the economic downturn.

, but the Model Y was not included in those reductions. It lowered the prices on the base models and Performance versions of the Model S and Model X by $5,000, and cut the prices on all versions of its Model 3 by $2,000 (with prices slightly...

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Ubisoft Says It Won't Address Misconduct Issues During Today's Digital Showcase

12-Jul-2020 23:00

Ubisoft’s big gaming showcase event today will be full of hype for upcoming Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry releases, but it won’t mention the stream of allegations, resignations and overall upheaval happening as a result of weeks of reports about across many parts of the publisher.

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Why the Canon EOS R5 is a landmark video camera, but overkill for most people

12-Jul-2020 23:00

The Canon EOS R5 is a unique video camera, but a director tells us why it's overkill for most people – even some pros.

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UFC 251 Usman vs. Masvidal: How to watch online and full fight card

12-Jul-2020 22:33

Masvidal finally gets his title fight against Usman at UFC 251.

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Apple AirPods sale: the all-new AirPods Pro hit lowest price ever

12-Jul-2020 22:08

This Apple AirPods sale includes a $30 price cut on the all-new AirPods Pro and deals on the 2019 AirPods.

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Incredible vinyl-like super SSDs could make hard disk drives obsolete

12-Jul-2020 22:00

If you want a solid-state storage device that offers huge capacity and performance, but also want to save some money, think wafer-level SSD.

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Best PS4 cooling stations: the top cooling stands, fans and stations

12-Jul-2020 22:00

These PS4 cooling stations should keep your console at optimal temperature

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How to Quit Your Doomscrolling Habit

12-Jul-2020 22:00

If you’re someone who reaches for your phone as soon as you wake up (other than to turn off the alarm), you may find yourself scrolling through your newsfeed or social media channels out of habit. It can start out innocently enough: quizzes to find out which Golden Girl you are, pictures of your friends’ kids drawing…

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Peacock TV: release date, devices, cost, shows and what we know about NBC's streaming service

12-Jul-2020 21:48

NBCUniversal is rolling out its new streaming service this week with three pricing tiers - one of which will be free.

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President Trump says the US conducted a 2018 cyberattack on Russian trolls

12-Jul-2020 21:43

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President Trump that he authorized a 2018 cyberattack on the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA), the first time he’s acknowledged doing so. In with Post columnist Marc Thiessen, Trump confirmed that the attack— which the Post — started on the day of the 2018 midterm and was successful in disrupting a disinformation campaign by Russia that was meant to raise doubt about the midterm results.

“Look, we stopped it,” the president told Thiessen.

In 2016, the as part of Russia’s overall election meddling, which also included . In the past, President Trump had

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Somehow, Microsoft is the best thing to happen to Chrome

12-Jul-2020 21:30

Opinion: Microsoft’s involvement in the Chromium project has made Google’s Chrome browser better than ever.

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The Fitbit Charge 4 is getting some useful new features via a software update

12-Jul-2020 21:00

If you've got one of Fitbit's latest fitness trackers wrapped around your wrist, these are the new features you're getting.

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5 Star Wars stories that should be games

12-Jul-2020 20:00

With Star Wars: Squadrons preparing for launch, here’s five other Star Wars stories we’d like to see turned into games.

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iPhone SE vs. refurbished iPhone X: A new phone is actually the better value

12-Jul-2020 20:00

Apple sells the iPhone X refurbished for $599. But is its 2017 flagship better than its new budget iPhone SE?

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How to watch Ubisoft’s Forward game conference

12-Jul-2020 20:00

Ubisoft is hosting a digital press conference to show off what would have been its slate of E3 game announcements. The event is called Ubisoft Forward, and though it’s a strange time for the studio to announce new projects — — that hasn’t slowed it down. You can expect to see “plenty of exclusive game news, exciting reveals, and much more,” according to the publisher. With several games in development, like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion to name two anticipated examples, there’s plenty still to show off. Perhaps we’ll see some extended PS5 and Xbox Series X gameplay demos for those games and hopefully others, like...

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iPhone 11 vs. Galaxy S20: Apple and Samsung's latest flagship phones compared

12-Jul-2020 19:30

These are the starting points for Apple and Samsung's marquee phone lines. Here's how to figure out which one is right for you.

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F1 live stream: how to watch Austria's Styrian Grand Prix online from anywhere right now

12-Jul-2020 19:20

As Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton looks to kickstart his 2020 season in Austria, here's how to live stream F1 and watch the Styrian Grand Prix online today.

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New Star Trek shows: every future series, from Strange New Worlds to Lower Decks

12-Jul-2020 19:00

We've rounded up all seven of the upcoming Star Trek series we know about.

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YouTube stars Rhett and Link open up about Good Mythical Morning and TikTok

12-Jul-2020 19:00

In the I'm So Obsessed podcast, the comedy duo talk about their 35-year friendship, eating pine-needle tacos and what makes TikTok so compelling.

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Best phones under $200: Our picks for 2020 budget phones that still work great

12-Jul-2020 19:00

If you're looking for a new phone for $200 or less, check out the ones we've reviewed and several new ones we're excited about.

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Camera-centric Vivo X50 series to launch in India on July 16

12-Jul-2020 18:52

The Vivo X50 series will come to India on July 16, marking the company’s return to the premium segment.

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Samsung Pay's best feature no longer beats Google Pay. Here's why I made the switch

12-Jul-2020 18:30

Commentary: I used to love, love, love Samsung Pay. But now its killer feature no longer feels so vital.

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iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XS: The age-old question of whether it's time to upgrade

12-Jul-2020 18:00

The iPhone XS may have launched in 2018, but here's why it's not time yet to upgrade to the newer iPhone 11.

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Splat With the Best of Them With a Digital Copy of Splatoon 2, Only $40

12-Jul-2020 17:58

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Today Only, Save Big on Kindle eBooks That Were Adapted into Shows and Movies

12-Jul-2020 17:38

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Galaxy Note 20: All the most compelling rumors and juiciest leaks so far

12-Jul-2020 17:30

New colors. Design changes. And all the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra's cameras, battery and more.

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Oh Thank God...

12-Jul-2020 08:41

Mark it, folks: July 11, the first time President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public during a raging pandemic. And all it took was more than 134,000 people dying from covid-19 for him to finally—finally—put one on.

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Three top Ubisoft execs are leaving the company amid abuse allegations

12-Jul-2020 08:23

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Paris-based video game company Ubisoft that several high-level company officers are leaving amid allegations of abuse and harassment. The departures of chief creative officer Serge Hascoët, global head of HR Cécile Cornet, and Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, “come following the initiation of a rigorous review that the company initiated in response to recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior,” Ubisoft said in a statement.

Earlier this week, Ubisoft confirmed the departure of its vice president, Maxime Béland, following assault allegations, making a total of four prominent executives departing. Under Mallat, several of...

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Leaked video reportedly unveils Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G with upgraded processor

12-Jul-2020 07:15

The new flip phone is also rumored to include the Snapdragon 865+

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This Artist Filmed His Life With Snapchat Spectacles for a Year and Created a VR Time Machine

12-Jul-2020 05:41

Time travel is one of those things that fascinate people. Although time travel currently isn’t possible—thank God, as if humans needed another way to make a mess of things—this creator decided to do the next best thing: film his life with the Snapchat Spectacles 3 for a year and create a virtual reality time machine.

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Fitbit Charge 4 gets ‘smart wake’ alarm and dynamic GPS with latest software update

12-Jul-2020 04:42

The latest software update to the Fitbit Charge 4 gives two big upgrades including dynamic GPS, and a “smart wake” option. First , the new features are now rolling out to all users.

Dynamic GPS allows you to connect with the GPS in your phone if it’s in range, which may help with location accuracy and preserve the Fitbit’s battery life. If your phone isn’t close enough, the tracker will revert to its internal GPS, which can drain the battery more quickly.

The Smart Wake feature is a pretty cool addition; it will work along with the wearable’s sleep tracker, and set alarms to wake you at the time you’re likely to feel most rested. Another new option allows users to decide how long the screen display stays on once...

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Cisco’s Webex videoconferencing software now lets you set virtual backgrounds

12-Jul-2020 04:12

As it tries to catch up with the popular features offered by some of its younger competitors, Cisco’s Webex has for its videoconferences. Users can either apply a “blur” effect to mask their background or replace with one of Webex’s preset background images.

Zoom, the most popular videoconferencing app of the moment, and rivals Google Meet and Microsoft Teams all allow users to upload their own custom images for background displays.

Webex is one of the oldest players in the videoconferencing space. It was founded in 1995 and acquired by . It’s primarily used as a business application and has a focus on companies, rather than personal customers, but has increased the features...

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That Kamen Rider's Got a Robot Dog

12-Jul-2020 03:45

Oh, nothing to see here. Just and his .

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It's a charger sale: Save up to 40% on a trio of ways to power your phone, laptop and more

12-Jul-2020 02:58

Aukey's car charger, wireless charging pad and 30,000-mAh power bank are packed with intriguing features.

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Wells Fargo Directs Employees to Delete TikTok, Citing Security Concerns

12-Jul-2020 02:40

America’s fourth-largest bank, Wells Fargo, is barring the app TikTok on company devices and instructing any employees who have it currently installed to remove it immediately, citing privacy concerns.

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Hamilton on Disney Plus: 6 surprising things to watch for

12-Jul-2020 01:41

Let me tell you what I wish I'd known, when I was young and hadn't seen the show yet.

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The best UV sanitizers for your smartphone

12-Jul-2020 01:05

Because it's critical to keep your phone clean, we round up the best UV sanitizers to zap smartphone germs.

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The Star Trek Roleplaying Game is Getting a Whole New Rulebook Just for Playing as the Klingons

12-Jul-2020 00:45

When it launched a few years ago, Modiphius’ Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game gave fans a ruleset for boldly going as of Federation officers, managing their own ship, going on away missions, and exploring the galaxy. But its latest expansion isn’t about giving Federation characters more things…

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Why Most LED Headlight Upgrades Don't Really Work: An Expert Explains

12-Jul-2020 00:00

Plug-and-play LED replacements for halogen headlight bulbs are a popular car mod. LEDs often look brighter than incandescent lights, but “looks brighter” and “illuminates better” are not the same thing. I got a stern talking-to from an actual lighting expert about LED retrofits, and science says: Putting LEDs where…

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The best gaming laptop deals this weekend can save you up to $300

11-Jul-2020 23:26

Our favorite gaming laptop deals this weekend feature some fantastic savings from Best Buy on a whole range of rigs.

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Harley Quinn's Newest Comic is a Clever Celebration of Her Evolving Identity

11-Jul-2020 23:15

on Batman: The Animated Series has brought Harley Quinn , , over the years, there have been many different takes on just who she’s really meant to be—not just aesthetically or tonally, but as her own person. The latest issue of her nails those…

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Hyundai Kona Electric

11-Jul-2020 23:00

The Hyundai Kona Electric has space, tech and plenty of range.

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Calendar, Reminders, and Notes on Mac

11-Jul-2020 22:50

If you’re a Mac user looking for a simple and effective day planner, consider this trio of native macOS apps: Calendar, Reminders, and Notes. Once you set up these apps to your liking, you have a fuss-free system to manage your schedule, tasks, and notes. Plus, if you learn how to control them with keyboard shortcuts, so much the better. And what’s more, you can discover various useful keyboard shortcuts for these macOS productivity apps in the cheat sheet below. The cheat sheet contains shortcuts for navigation and search, view management, formatting, and more in Calendar, Reminders, and Notes. FREE...

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Snag a Fire TV Stick 4K for an all-time low $25

11-Jul-2020 22:49

You need to be an Amazon Prime customer to use the discount code, which lets you watch Mrs. Maisel in glorious 4K.

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G appears in a new video leak

11-Jul-2020 22:30

Check out the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G going through its moves ahead of an expected unveiling in August.

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SpaceX launch of 57 Starlink satellites that wear sun visors delayed again

11-Jul-2020 22:29

The first launch of a big batch of satellites equipped with shades to reduce their brightness was set to blast off soon.

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Bill Gates says COVID-19 drugs should go where needed, not just ‘the highest bidder’

11-Jul-2020 22:02

Photo by Saeed Adyani / Netflix

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Saturday that drugs and a future vaccine to treat COVID-19 should go where they are most needed, not just to “the highest bidder,”

“If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we’ll have a longer, more unjust, deadlier pandemic,” Gates said (remotely) during a COVID-19 conference. “We need leaders to make these hard decisions about distributing based on equity, not just on market-driven factors.”

The there were 21 candidate vaccines in clinical trials being tested on human volunteers. Public health experts —where...

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What do iOS 14's security features mean for you and your iPhone?

11-Jul-2020 22:00

Apple has increased privacy features with the iOS 14 update, but will they change the way you interact with your phone?

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This new Zoom security flaw lets hackers target Windows 7 PCs

11-Jul-2020 22:00

Hackers are targeting Windows 7 PCs with new Zoom security flaw.

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Jeep teases Gladiator or Wrangler with 392 Hemi V8 - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 21:44

Jeep's first factory V8-powered Wrangler (or Gladiator) could pack over 470 horsepower.

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How a pair of noise-cancelling headphones could protect your hearing

11-Jul-2020 21:30

Earbuds could be harming our hearing – but one headphones company wants to protect it.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands may just be the jolt of life I need to jump back in

11-Jul-2020 21:22

I've been in and out of World of Warcraft for a long time, but no expansion has hooked me in on a deep aesthetic level like Shadowlands might.

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The old Apple AirPods design needs to go – here’s why

11-Jul-2020 21:00

The rumored AirPods 3 could – and probably should – look more like the AirPods Pro than their predecessors.

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Games of the Generation: God of War is a heartwarming tale of father and son for the ages

11-Jul-2020 21:00

How God of War (2018) breathed life back into the series and earned its place as one of our favorite PS4 games of all time.

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Indigenous Protests Are Blazing a New Trail for How to Beat Big Oil

11-Jul-2020 21:00

Joye Braun was among the first to camp in the plains of North Dakota in defiance of the Dakota Access pipeline back in 2016. She was there to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Indigenous people from around the world eventually arrived to gather in ceremony. Four years later, their prayers have…

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7 new trailers to watch this week

11-Jul-2020 21:00

Photo: Hopper Stone / WarnerMedia

I love when books and films take place over really short periods of time, and I recently watched two that work within a similar time frame back to back: Booksmart (which I was seeing for the first time) and Cloverfield (which, if I’d ever seen before, I had completely forgotten). Both take place mostly over the course of a single night, which kicks off after a short setup sequence introduces their cast of characters.

The movies aren’t particularly alike, but side by side, it was clear what a comparably amazing job Booksmart does in getting its events rolling. The main character is set up in all of 30 seconds with a glance over her bedroom, and nearly every other character in the movie is established over the next 15 minutes. Then the...

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Trump eyes a TikTok ban: Everything you need to know

11-Jul-2020 20:54

Even Amazon is concerned about possible "security risks" with the app.

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Wells Fargo directs employees to remove TikTok from company mobile devices

11-Jul-2020 20:32

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Wells Fargo has instructed employees who installed TikTok on company devices to remove the app over privacy concerns, as first reported by .

“We have identified a small number of Wells Fargo employees with corporate-owned devices who had installed the TikTok application on their device,” a Wells Fargo spokesperson said in an email to The Verge. “Due to concerns about TikTok’s privacy and security controls and practices, and because corporate-owned devices should be used for company business only, we have directed those employees to remove the app from their devices.”

It’s the latest company to raise security concerns about employees using the popular video-sharing app, which hit On Friday,

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SpaceX delays launch of its latest batch of Starlink satellites, with two hitchhiking spacecraft

11-Jul-2020 20:31

Update July 11th, 9:30AM ET: SpaceX postponed the launch again on Saturday morning, “to allow more time for checkouts.” The company says it will announce a new launch day once it’s confirmed.

Original Story: A little over a week after , SpaceX is back with another launch of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket is slated to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, launching 57 Starlink spacecraft as well as two hitchhiking Earth observation satellites from operator BlackSky.

The flight is the latest in SpaceX’s ongoing quest to flesh out its proposed massive Starlink constellation, aimed at providing broadband internet connectivity from space. The company has...

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Cellphones 25 years ago could weigh 3 pounds. This 'wearable' flip phone changed all that forever

11-Jul-2020 20:30

Compared with other cellphones of its day, the first famous flip phone was an amazingly sleek, cutting-edge device.

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New Call of Duty: everything we know so far about Call of Duty 2020

11-Jul-2020 20:22

Activision has confirmed a new Call of Duty will release this year, here's everything we know about the next Call of Duty game.

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This iPhone accessory might be the biggest revolution in phone photography ever

11-Jul-2020 20:00

Prepare to be amazed by the difference a flash can make.

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Umbrella Academy Season 2 is Coming Soon, Why Not Read Some Umbrella Academy Comics While You Wait?

11-Jul-2020 19:52

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Three has produced the best Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus deal we've seen yet

11-Jul-2020 19:30

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus deals are by no means cheap making this Three contract all the more desirable.

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Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch

11-Jul-2020 19:23

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

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This weekend, you can still save $30 on the Apple AirPods Pro at Verizon

11-Jul-2020 19:10

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

This weekend, you can still get the biggest discount we’ve seen yet on Apple’s AirPods Pro truly wireless earbuds. The sale is happening at Verizon, and you can save $30 on a set of online only. Most discounts for this model are in the $15 to $20 range, but this deal at Verizon brings them down to . The AirPods Pro are the , according to The Verge’s Chris Welch. They sound great and pack in active noise cancellation, and specifically for those who own an iPhone, Apple Watch, or other Apple tech, they can quickly switch between playing audio on different devices.

Another notable deal comes from Best Buy where the GoPro...

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Inside the music of The Last of Us 2 with composer Gustavo Santaolalla

11-Jul-2020 19:00

We speak to the Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla about his soundtrack for Naughty Dog’s universally lauded new blockbuster

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Former Secret Service agent Evy Poumpouras explains Becoming Bulletproof

11-Jul-2020 19:00

She served under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In her new book, she teaches you to protect yourself better, build your confidence and strengthen your mental resilience.

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1966-1977 Ford Bronco breaks new ground - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 19:00

This is the start of something big.

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The Ford Bronco is coming, 2021 Kia K5 tested and more: Roadshow's week in review - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 19:00

Here's a look at our most important stories for the week ending July 11.

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1978-1979 Ford Bronco grows up - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 19:00

The second-generation Bronco borrows a truck chassis and grows to compete.

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1980-1986 Ford Bronco responds to the oil crisis - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 19:00

It might not have sold as well as its forebear, but it did well enough for itself.

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9 great reads from CNET this week

11-Jul-2020 19:00

How subzero storage could be your ticket to a second life; the myth behind the US-China AI arms race; and the little-known story of the US cowboys who drilled Britain's secret World War II oil wells.

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1984-1990 Ford Bronco II is a complement, not a replacement - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 19:00

Based on the smaller Ranger pickup, the Bronco II offered rugged SUV stuff in a more compact package.

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iPhone SE: Apple's smallest iPhone isn't actually that small. Here's why that matters

11-Jul-2020 19:00

Commentary: With the iPhone SE 2020, Apple had a chance to bring a 4-inch iPhone back market again. But it passed on that opportunity, and there's a reason for that.

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1992-1996 Ford Bronco is the one you saw on television - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 19:00

Yep, this is the generation of Ford Bronco that's closer to infamy than standard fame.

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Grab the $7 Nintendo Switch Playstand and Truly Play Anywhere

11-Jul-2020 18:44

| $7 | Amazon

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Google tipped to launch a Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 this year

11-Jul-2020 18:30

Some Google app code analysis reveals three distinct Pixel handsets for 2020 – here's what that means.

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iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus specs: You can still get these older phones for cheap

11-Jul-2020 18:30

Don't dismiss these "older" iPhones -- they still work great and you could save some cash.

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How to watch UFC 251: live stream Usman vs Masvidal and the full Fight Island card on ESPN+ tonight

11-Jul-2020 18:23

UFC is in Abu Dhabi with multiple title belts on the line today - here's how to watch UFC 251 online and get an Usman vs Masvidal live stream.

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TalkTalk and Plusnet have got the best fibre broadband deals in the UK right now

11-Jul-2020 18:00

Plusnet and TalkTalk are leading the market for fibre broadband deals...all you have to do is work out which one best fits your needs.

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5+ Best Free Poker Apps to Play Texas Hold’Em With Friends Online

11-Jul-2020 11:30

You don’t need real money or even real cards. Check out these best free poker apps to play a game of Texas Hold’em Poker with friends online. Poker is one of the most popular games online, whether to play or to watch. You can now play with friends remotely and even over a video call. One of the games even lets you play poker without chips or cards. Note: Play responsibly. In any online poker game, don’t add your credit card or PayPal details. Casual gamers are advised not to spend real money on virtual coins. And remember, poker games...

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Feds Charge Phony Church with Selling Bleach as a 'Miracle' Cure for Covid-19

11-Jul-2020 09:47

Why am I not surprised these guys are from Florida?

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The best gardening apps for 2020

11-Jul-2020 07:55

The top gardening apps help you identify plants and pests and assist with garden care and planting schedules.

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I Have Good News and Bad News About NBC's Streaming Service, Peacock

11-Jul-2020 07:10

Well, which do you want first?

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Apple TV Plus price, 2020 shows, channels, devices, and everything you need to know

11-Jul-2020 06:48

Everything we know about the Apple TV Plus streaming service, including its shows, free trial, compatible devices and more.

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YouTube creator Jeffree Star dropped by makeup retailer Morphe

11-Jul-2020 06:36

Makeup retailer Morphe has parted with YouTuber Jeffree Star, after weeks of public acrimony in the YouTube beauty community. Star has been accused of using , as well as manipulating other and .

“Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products,” a tweet from . As of right now, Star’s products remain on the site, but a tweet from the Morphe account says that will change in “the coming weeks,” without giving a specific date. Star’s relationship with Morphe was once a major source of income for the creator, who’s launched several lines with the company and become a face for its brand.

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Google Might Try to Save Its Fitbit Deal From EU Regulators By Promising Not to Use Health Data for Ads

11-Jul-2020 06:31

European regulators are examining Google’s deal to acquire Fitbit, even seeking perspective from healthcare providers and the company’s rival wearable device makers. This appears to be making Google sweat a little bit, according to a , because the company may be planning to offer a binding pledge not to…

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Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip may have been fully revealed in these latest leaks 

11-Jul-2020 06:28

We knew a 5G variant of Samsung’s vertically folding Galaxy Z Flip clamshell was on the way, after earlier this month. Now, we have and a set of rumors about the new “Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G” that seems to leave nothing to the imagination — and suggest it might be ready for Samsung’s upcoming August 5th .

Basically, it looks like it’ll be practically the same folding phone but with a faster processor and 5G.

Based on phone leaker Evan Blass’ video — which shows the phone from practically every angle — it looks practically identical to the original LTE version that on February 14th. The...

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California Could Release Around 8,000 State Prisoners to Curb Covid-19 Spread

11-Jul-2020 06:15

Thousands of inmates in California state prisons could be released as early as August in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19, a potentially deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2.

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About the Wayfair Child Trafficking Conspiracy...

11-Jul-2020 06:03

R/conspiracy never sleeps, every day on the internet is a zombie march through a waking nightmare, and as a result, there is a new Pizzagate. The elements: home furnishing e-commerce platform Wayfair, exorbitantly-priced cabinets, a human trafficking theory, and a string of letters you should never type into Yandex.…

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The hackable, programmable Sphero RVR robot is half off at $132 right now

11-Jul-2020 05:47

Intended for STEM programs, the RVR is a great toy for any kid (or adult) with a desire to code their own robot.

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Grading Algorithms Are Fucking Over the Futures of International Students

11-Jul-2020 05:41

As any high school senior can probably attest, prepping for college . The global pandemic has made it even more of a . In some cases, these seniors are relying on a faulty algorithm to decide whether they’ll be able to take classes this fall.

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Dude Allegedly Spends $8,000 of Honeymoon Money On a Gaming PC, and We Have Questions

11-Jul-2020 05:30

The R/relationship_advice subbreddit is an endless source of entertainment. Take, for instance, this : A distressed woman’s fiancé spent all $8,000 of their honeymoon savings on a gaming PC, and she’s looking for advice on what to do. My natural instinct was to shout, “DUMP HIS ASS!” There are many,…

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YouTube stars Rhett and Link open up about Good Mythical Morning and TikTok

11-Jul-2020 05:26

In the I'm So Obsessed podcast, the comedy duo talk about their 35-year friendship, eating pine-needle tacos and what makes TikTok so compelling.

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Microsoft warns users of the dangers of consent phishing

11-Jul-2020 05:23

Cybercriminals are using malicious apps to access sensitive data and other resources in users' Office 365 accounts.

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Former Secret Service agent Evy Poumpouras explains Becoming Bulletproof

11-Jul-2020 05:22

She served under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In her new book, she teaches you to protect yourself better, build your confidence and strengthen your mental resilience.

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Mac Pro 2019: release date, price and specs

11-Jul-2020 05:21

Apple launched a new pro-level computer, and we got to see the powerful desktop Mac Pro up close.

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Spectrum's Hidden 'Broadcast TV' Fee Will Increase to Almost $200 a Year

11-Jul-2020 05:20

Paying for cable TV already includes a bunch of annoyances, like inflexible channel packages, having to sit through commercials, and sometimes being forced to buy or rent your own cable box. But for anyone pays for cable from Spectrum, things are about to get even worse, thanks to an increase in the company’s hidden “B…

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One-Third of All Coronavirus Tests Came Back Positive in Miami-Dade County on Thursday

11-Jul-2020 05:05

One-third of came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Thursday, with a 14-day average of 24.87 percent, according to . Even 20 percent would be considered .

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Toyota RAV4 Prime experiences production shortage, report says - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 04:54

The plug-in hybrid is already getting people excited, but battery production issues may put a damper on that for many.

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Letterheads: social media and the end of discourse

11-Jul-2020 04:52

Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge

Social media and the end of discourse

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Detroit Police Wrongfully Arrested Another Black Man Falsely Identified by Face Recognition

11-Jul-2020 04:46

For more than a year, people opposed to giving police access to face recognition technology have pointed to criminal cases such as that of . A Florida appellate court ruled last year that Lynch, a Jacksonville man convicted of selling drugs worth $50 to an undercover agent, had no right to view the photos…

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Awesome deal on an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: $50 off plus free stuff

11-Jul-2020 04:45

For $140, you get the tablet, a case and free software.

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Google targets stalkerware in updated ad policy

11-Jul-2020 04:43

App-makers who sell these intrusive spy apps are on notice not to advertise with Google.

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Uber Is Running Out of Ideas on How to Save Its Own Ass

11-Jul-2020 04:30

Even for regular schmucks with no background in economics or labor law, one of the glaring problems with Uber’s claim that its drivers are independent contractors rather than employees is that Uber sets the price of rides. Without the ability to set their own rates, or a contract drivers have any power to negotiate…

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Tesla to hold shareholder meeting and ‘battery day’ in person on September 22nd

11-Jul-2020 04:29

Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge

Tesla has finally for its delayed annual shareholder meeting and “battery day” for investors: September 22nd. The meeting will be held in person at the company’s vehicle factory in Fremont, California, though it will presumably also be live-streamed. Only people who are shareholders of the company’s stock can attend.

The annual shareholder meeting was originally scheduled for July 7th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The company planned to have shareholders attend in person and watch online, and said at the time that it would “monitor public health and travel safety protocols required or recommended by federal, state and local governments.” But large gatherings have remained banned in...

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2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is a new affordable SUV likely headed to America - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 04:29

This new Corolla-based SUV has rugged looks and an optional hybrid powertrain.

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Green Homes Grant: Chancellor sets aside £2 billion for green home upgrades

11-Jul-2020 04:10

Over 600,000 households in England will be upgraded and green improvements could save you hundreds of pounds a year.

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First Crucible, now New World: Amazon delays another tentpole game after early feedback

11-Jul-2020 04:01

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Amazon its upcoming open-world MMO New World, one of two tentpole games from its burgeoning games studio, from August 25th to an undefined spring 2021 date. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Amazon brought its other tentpole game, the free-to-play shooter Crucible, back following barely a month of wide availability. It sounds like Amazon may be taking a more cautious approach to game development after early feedback from testers that the games weren’t quite what they hoped.

The New World team wants to add “more features and content before we share it with a wider audience,” including “plenty of middle and endgame experiences,” studio director Rich Lawrence said in a blog post that was also...

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How to Use Your GoPro HERO8 as a Webcam

11-Jul-2020 04:00

After months in quarantine, we’re all used to working and socializing remotely (right?). The ubiquity of camera-touting devices and the made the transition easy (well, not easy), but there’s always room for improvement—and one way to make your video chats look even better is to get a…

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France's Parliament Approves Age-Verification for Pornography Websites

11-Jul-2020 04:00

The French Parliament this week approved legislation for requiring age-verification protocols for pornography websites, a system approved and later abandoned by the U.K. following technical setbacks and privacy concerns.

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UFC 251 Usman vs. Masvidal: How to watch or stream online, full fight card and start time

11-Jul-2020 04:00

Masvidal finally gets his title fight against Usman at UFC 251.

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Over 15 billion stolen credentials are for sale on the Dark Web now

11-Jul-2020 03:57

A new study from Digital Shadows has revealed just how valuable stolen credentials can be on the Dark Web.

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The best meal delivery kits for 2020: Blue Apron, Sun Basket and more compared

11-Jul-2020 03:53

These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. And with shelter-in-place lockdowns, they're more useful than ever.

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Instagram Finally Issues a Complete Ban on Conversion Therapy Content

11-Jul-2020 03:40

Speaking with the on Friday, Instagram’s public policy director for Europe said that the company will be altering its tactics for dealing with any posts related to conversion therapy. While the platform has ads for conversion therapy services for a while and has calling out any posts…

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Apple says don't close your MacBook with a camera cover on

11-Jul-2020 03:33

Doing so could damage your display, the company cautions.

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The best headphones of 2020

11-Jul-2020 03:30

With many different headphones to choose from, which ones are the best of the best? Here's a look at CNET's top picks -- from full-size models to tiny wireless earbuds.

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Google open-sources Tsunami vulnerability scanner

11-Jul-2020 02:54

Google has made its internal vulnerability scanner Tsunami open source so that other large enterprises can use it too.

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Put the new August Smart Lock with Wi-Fi on your front door for $224

11-Jul-2020 02:49

That's the lowest price we've ever seen for this new, fourth-generation smart lock.

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Apple warns customers not to close its laptops with a camera cover attached

11-Jul-2020 02:47

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Though it might strike some people as obvious advice, Apple has published a support page that with a camera cover in place. Damage like a cracked display could result, according to the company, because “the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances.” , which Apple posted on July 2nd.

Those little plastic camera covers with a sliding mechanism are super common nowadays. Heck, I remember getting one as a holiday gift from The Verge’s parent company, Vox Media. But they could spell disaster for your laptop screen if you shut the laptop with the cover still on, and Apple’s laptop repairs are extremely costly. Even with...

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Lemurs, North Atlantic right whales and European hamsters are critically endangered

11-Jul-2020 02:45

Over half of the primate species in Africa are also at a high risk of extinction, according to the new Red List of Threatened Species.

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Facebook and Instagram ban all posts promoting conversion therapy

11-Jul-2020 02:44

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Instagram on Thursday announced a new ban on all forms of content, including posts and videos, promoting the widely discredited practice known as conversion therapy, which attempts to forcefully change an individual's sexual orientation. The news was .

A spokesperson for parent company Facebook tells The Verge this recent change in policy is an expansion of an earlier rule specifically banning ads promoting the practice put in place earlier this year, and that the policy now includes a ban on any content that directly promotes the practice, too. The spokesperson confirmed the ban applies both to Instagram and the company’s main social network, which share hate speech policies.

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Facebook reportedly considering ban on political ads before election

11-Jul-2020 02:44

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Facebook is reportedly considering a ban on political ads before the US elections this year. the news this afternoon, saying that the idea is being discussed internally but is not yet a firm policy. Sources also confirmed the discussion The step would drastically escalate Facebook’s current plans for preventing misinformation or meddling in the 2020 elections.

There’s not much detail about the policy, but based on Bloomberg’s report, the blackout would be brief — a matter of days before election day in November. Facebook has previously allowed users to and added , and it’s attempting to provide reliable information with . But it’s...

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Astronomers Have a Plan to Detect a Possible Black Hole in Our Solar System

11-Jul-2020 02:43

You may have heard about Planet Nine—a hypothetical planet thought to exist in the outer reaches of the solar system. One possibility is that it’s not a planet at all but a tiny black hole. New research outlines a potential strategy for detecting this supposed black hole, in a search that could begin as early as next…

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Google reportedly under antitrust investigation in California

11-Jul-2020 02:36

The search giant already faces intense scrutiny from state and federal officials for allegedly monopolistic practices.

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The 7 best laptop deals at Lenovo's summer sale

11-Jul-2020 02:34

Save on ThinkPad laptops, Yoga convertibles and a monster of a Legion gaming laptop.

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Facebook reportedly considers political ad ban ahead of US election

11-Jul-2020 02:32

The social network has faced criticism over its political ad policies.

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How to set up and use email templates in Gmail

11-Jul-2020 02:15

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If you, like me, find yourself writing the same email over and over again, or copying and pasting the same message multiple times, Gmail gives you an easier option. By creating and saving email templates, you can insert them the next time you compose a message and save yourself some time.

You can store up to 50 templates at a time, so it’s easy to create different templates for different situations. Here’s how.

Create an email template:

  • Click on the cog icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Select “See all settings.”
  • Open the “Advanced” tab.
  • Scroll down to “Templates” and select “Enable.”
Make sure you’ve selected “Enable” under “Templates.”
  • Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the menu.
  • This will take...

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XPS 13 price cut: the powerful Dell laptop is on sale for $1,299.99

11-Jul-2020 02:07

You can score a $350 discount on the powerful XPS 13 laptop at Dell's Black Friday in July sale.

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7 new shows and movies on Netflix, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max and Hulu this weekend

11-Jul-2020 02:06

Here's what you can stream this weekend on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and Apple TV Plus.

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The Batman movie getting HBO Max spinoff series set in Gotham PD

11-Jul-2020 02:03

The Batman director Matt Reeves will produce the show, and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter will write it.

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Amazon says it sent warning about TikTok app to employees by mistake

11-Jul-2020 02:02

The online retail giant had cited the app's "security risks," without offering specifics.

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Ford Bronco reveal: Here's how to watch the whole stampede live - Roadshow

11-Jul-2020 02:01

The sheet comes off on Monday evening, and you don't have to be a journalist to watch the rodeo happen.

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Trump eyes a ban on TikTok: Everything you need to know

11-Jul-2020 02:01

Even Amazon is concerned about possible "security risks" with the app.

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9 Common Browser Problems and How to Fix Them

11-Jul-2020 02:01

We all rely on web browsers to get us through the day, so a problem with your browser of choice can have a serious impact on productivity (or ).

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To Really Cut Carbon Emissions, Stop Building New Roads

11-Jul-2020 02:00

The UK has big plans for electric vehicles. It aims to of all fossil fuel-run cars by 2035 in an effort to lower carbon pollution. But there’s another source of emissions that could wipe out most of the gains: new roads.

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Pixel 4A 5G, Pixel 5 reportedly spotted in Google app code

11-Jul-2020 01:47

The search giant may shake up its Pixel phone lineup.

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The Apple Watch 3 hits all-time record low price of just $169 at Amazon

11-Jul-2020 01:31

Don't miss this incredible smartwatch deal! Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 3 on sale and down to a record-low price of $169.

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Preorder the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness watch for $42

11-Jul-2020 01:06

With improved sensors and 11 sport modes, the new model might be just right for your wrist. It's definitely right for your wallet.

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7 Risks of Dual Booting Windows and Linux Operating Systems

11-Jul-2020 01:00

Considering installing a second operating system, and want to be aware of the risks? Having Windows and Linux installed on your PC gives you the best of both worlds. But it isn’t always smooth sailing. Dual booting can lead to problems, some of which are difficult to foresee. Is dual booting safe? Does it affect performance? Here are seven dangers of dual booting that you should be aware of before installing a second operating system. 1. Accidental Overwriting of Data/OS If this isn’t the most important, it’s certainly the risk that can scupper you before you even get started. After...

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Twitter Defends Giving David Duke a Platform: He's 'Not Currently a Member of the KKK'

11-Jul-2020 00:50

Why is David Duke, a white supremacist and former Klansmen, allowed to spout hateful anti-semitic, anti-trans, and anti-Black things on Twitter? According to the company, one reason Duke is not banned is that he’s not currently a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Seriously.

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Star Trek's Jeffreys Combs, Ranked

11-Jul-2020 00:45

is filled with fantastic guest actors, but there are perhaps few more prolific, as prominent, or as as Jeffrey Combs.

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Apple Arcade updates SpongeBob, Butter Royale and more for you to play this weekend

11-Jul-2020 00:27

Check out the new gameplay features in the App Store.

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The World Will Lose Madagascar’s Lemurs Without Action

11-Jul-2020 00:24

The island of Madagascar is home to animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. Among them? Lemurs, which are unfortunately staring down some very bad news.

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Reopening U.S. Schools Is a Mess—Whether Kids Can Spread It or Not

11-Jul-2020 00:22

A new paper out Friday is the latest by experts arguing that grade schools in the U.S. could be reopened safely in the fall—given evidence that kids are unlikely to spread the coronavirus easily and provided that certain precautions are in place (a big if). There are many questions about whether the U.S. can meet…

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iPhone SE vs. 11 Pro: Latest budget phone compared with the king of Apple's lineup

11-Jul-2020 00:16

We compare the specs and day-to-day performance of Apple's newest flagship and budget phones to see how they stack up.

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Baseball is back: Schedule, locations, who's out and how to watch MLB's return

11-Jul-2020 00:15

The shortened 2020 season starts July 23 with the New York Yankees visiting the defending champion Washington Nationals.

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How to trade in your smartphone

11-Jul-2020 00:10

Trade-ins offer great value and convenience if you're looking to upgrade your phone. Here's how to do it.

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Rumor Has It That a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Will Be the First Apple Silicon Computers

11-Jul-2020 00:10

Even before Apple its plans to transition the Mac family over to Apple Silicon at WWDC last month, people predicted that Macs with Apple-made ARM processors were coming this year. Back in March, noted Apple analyst that the first Apple ARM processors could hit the market in…

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Crypto-backed VPN promises new levels of privacy

11-Jul-2020 00:08

Orchid's new VPN app lets users pay in cryptocurrency while VPN providers are compensated in it for bandwidth.

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The Best Apple CarPlay Apps for iPhone

11-Jul-2020 00:00

If you have a compatible car or stereo unit, Apple CarPlay makes it easy to navigate, respond to messages, and play music while on the road. And to get the most out of this feature, you should have compatible apps installed on your iPhone. Let’s take a look at some of the best CarPlay apps you should try. A Note on Available Carplay Apps Unfortunately, only a small selection of iOS apps are compatible with CarPlay. The vast majority of them fall into one of three categories: audio, navigation, or messaging. As a result, you probably won’t end up installing...

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HBO Max is making The Batman spin-off TV show about Gotham City PD

10-Jul-2020 23:57

HBO Max announces a new spin-off from 2021's The Batman movie, which will be the start of a multi-platform 'Batman universe'.

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Amazon Music Unlimited is now free for three months - if you hurry

10-Jul-2020 23:42

Get 50 million songs for free with Amazon Music Unlimited for three months, but hurry - this deal is for a limited time only.

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Great news for broadband deal hunters - BT's fab fibre offer extended for a week

10-Jul-2020 23:40

BT's fibre broadband deals have come down in price to the lowest cost ever making now the perfect time to get it.

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Google Reportedly Now Facing Antitrust Probes in Every State but One

10-Jul-2020 23:39

Amid ongoing investigations by the federal government and almost every other state, California has reportedly launched its own antitrust probe into the world’s biggest advertising agency, Google, as it continues to face scrutiny by U.S. and foreign regulators over its dominance in the online advertising industry, and…

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Far Cry 6 confirmed by leak - and it's coming to PS5 (updated)

10-Jul-2020 23:11

A recent leak has confirmed that Far Cry 6 is coming to PS5 in 2021.

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Dual Channel Wi-Fi will boost speeds and bring lower latency

10-Jul-2020 23:10

Faster speeds and lower latency could soon be on offer thanks to Dual Channel Wi-Fi access points.

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Amazon discounts Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL — save up to $90

10-Jul-2020 23:10

Enjoy high-end Android smartphones for less with the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL, both reduced at Amazon right now

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The Batman Universe Will Expand With an HBO Max Cop Show

10-Jul-2020 23:02

Robert Pattinson’s Batman hasn’t even finished filming yet . Director Matt Reeves and Sopranos producer Terrence Winter are teaming up to do a Gotham City set police procedural on HBO Max that takes place in the same universe .

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How to Fix Windows Registry Errors (And When Not to Bother)

10-Jul-2020 23:00

Did you hear that fixing your registry would speed up your computer? Or did you read somewhere that ‘fixing’ your registry will remedy any Windows malaise on your machine, that a quick registry clean-up will solve your computing problems for good? Many of these articles are not only wrong, but some can be downright harmful to your machine in the long run. Here’s how to identify, isolate, and fix registry problems—and when to just not bother at all. What Is the Windows Registry? The Windows Registry is essentially a massive internal database containing important, machine-specific information regarding almost everything in your machine: System...

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Lenovo's Black Friday in July sale: deals on laptops, monitors, desktops, and more

10-Jul-2020 22:49

Lenovo's Black Friday in July sale includes fantastic doorbuster deals on best-selling laptops, monitors, desktops, and more.

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Apple Music vs Spotify: the music streaming titans go head-to-head

10-Jul-2020 22:21

Does Apple Music or Spotify offer the best way to access your favorite songs and albums?

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Netflix Not Working? 7 Ways to Fix Netflix Issues and Problems

10-Jul-2020 22:00

When you get the chance to kick back and watch a movie, the last thing you want to worry about is your Netflix not working. However, it turns out there are plenty of reasons why Netflix goes wrong. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of the most common Netflix problems. And, crucially, included troubleshooting solutions to help you get your Netflix back up and running again. 1. Your Netflix App Keeps Crashing It has happened to all of us at some point; one of your favorite apps suddenly starts crashing every time you try and use it....

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How to Install Microsoft Excel on Linux

10-Jul-2020 21:00

Switching from Windows to Linux is remarkably simple. The problems arise when you need to run an application or video game, and encountering compatibility issues. One obvious example is Microsoft Office. Perhaps you have a particularly complicated spreadsheet you need to use. It might be an XLS or XLSX file that you’ve been working on for years. The only way to open it is with Microsoft Excel rather than a Linux-based, open-source Office alternative. Fixing this is simple. Here’s how to install Microsoft Excel on an Ubuntu PC. I Need to Install Microsoft Excel on Linux You can install the...

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YouTube Kids Is Now Available on Amazon Fire TV

10-Jul-2020 20:30

With COVID-19 still impacting our lives in various ways, parents will be desperate for ways to keep their kids entertained at home. Parents with an Amazon Fire TV can now install the YouTube Kids app and leave their offspring watching their favorite YouTubers. Amazon revealed that YouTube Kids is now available on Amazon Fire TV in a post on the Fire TV Blog. As well as YouTube Kids, Amazon recommends Prime Video, FreeTime Unlimited, PBS Kids, and the SEGA app for families keen to stay entertained. What Is YouTube Kids? YouTube Kids is a standalone app that offers a family-friendly...

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a: 10 amazing tips and tricks

10-Jul-2020 20:15

If you’re hunting for some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a tips to get more from your phone, you’ll find them right here.

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Nokia 5.3 Review: $199 really can buy a great smartphone

10-Jul-2020 20:00

It does everything you could want from a smartphone, without excelling in any one particular area

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How to Get Admin Rights on Windows

10-Jul-2020 20:00

Windows separates user accounts into Administrator and Standard levels. Standard accounts can make changes that don’t affect others on the computer, such as personalization options or installing software for themselves. However, you need an Administrator account to change the clock, access protected system files, add users, and take similar actions. Perhaps you’ve just tried to access something and were told you don’t have administrator rights. We’ll show you how to get administrator privileges on Windows 10. First: Make Sure You’re Allowed Admin Rights It sounds obvious, but perhaps you don’t have administrative privileges on a computer because the owner doesn’t...

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Maxoak Bluetti EB240: Massive Battery Storage, Budget Price

10-Jul-2020 19:30

Our verdict of the Maxoak Bluetti EB240:With one of the largest capacities on the market, the Maxoak Bluetti EB240 features integrated solar charging circuit and AC transformer. The 1000W output is the only limiting factor, but that should be enough for most people. 910If like me, you’re feeling a prescient need to drop off-grid before the proverbial really hits the fan, there are many things you need to prepare for. Food, water, security, and almost certainly your own source of power. Maxoak thinks they have the latter sorted, with the Bluetti EB240, which stores an astonishing 2400 Watt-hours of energy....

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Are Apple AirPods Worth Your Hard Earned Cash?

10-Jul-2020 19:00

The Apple AirPods are some of the most desirable true wireless headphones available today. Like the company’s other products, they are stylish, well-designed, and compatible with other Apple services. However, they are also one of the most expensive options out there. Additionally, the unique in-ear design may not be right for everyone. That’s not to mention that there are many cheaper true wireless headphones on the market with similar features. So, if you’ve been wondering are Apple AirPods worth it, we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the AirPods’ features to help you decide. What Are Apple AirPods?...

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Tor and VPN: What Are They and Should You Use Them Together?

10-Jul-2020 18:00

One frequent online privacy question regards the use of the Tor Browser and Tor Network with a VPN (a virtual private network). Both tools protect your privacy but in different ways. Understandably, users wonder about combining the privacy and security properties of each tool. So, can you use Tor and a VPN at the same time? Are Tor and VPNs the Same? The first thing to consider is the difference between Tor and a VPN. Specifically, Tor and VPNs are not the same. Tor is an anonymous communication network that routes internet traffic through a global network of nodes, protecting...

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AI Advantages in the Wake of the Pandemic

10-Jul-2020 18:00

Artificial intelligence will play a major role as we try to move to a post-pandemic world, especially as it pertains to tracking people's health and wellbeing in public areas. Employers will tap technology solutions to help them face challenges such as adhering to new rules and regulations, monitoring compliance, and ensuring employee confidence and morale remains positive.

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Best portable SSD of 2020: top external solid state drives

10-Jul-2020 06:56

Carry all your important files with you wherever you go with the best portable SSDs.

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Dell XPS 15 gets new ‘frost’ white color option coming later this summer

10-Jul-2020 06:34

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Dell is adding a new color option to its popular XPS 15 laptop for the first time ever, and it’s a huge visual upgrade to the usual silver aluminum and black carbon fiber of the standard model. Dell is calling the color option frost, and it comes with a ”frost machined aluminum with arctic white woven glass palm rest,” the company says (). The frost version will run you an additional $50 when it becomes available later this summer.

The XPS 15, the larger version of the excellent XPS 13, , and our laptop reviewer Monica Chin, who , said the device’s 16:10 aspect ratio and upgraded bezel-free chassis design make it a solid choice for a...

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Yes, Marvel will present at Comic-Con at Home. Here's what's planned

10-Jul-2020 06:22

Marvel plans to show off its upcoming comics and a special Marvel documentary on Disney Plus, but no word yet on any big movie or TV series presentations.

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Wix's Editor X is now available to all users

10-Jul-2020 06:05

Editor X brings advanced features including CSS and custom code to web designers and creatives.

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Delivery Ghouls Pissed After Portland Limits Restaurant Fee Gouging

10-Jul-2020 06:00

Market-dominating delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash are seeing unprecedented demand amid covid-19 stay-at-home orders. But these apps presented a of local businesses even prior to the pandemic, and now, cities are stepping in to curb the exorbitant delivery fees these apps have …

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Best laptops under $500: the best budget laptops around

10-Jul-2020 05:57

Looking for the best laptops under $500? We have all the best ones on this small (read: exclusive) list.

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Android 11 beta 2 focuses on improving media controls

10-Jul-2020 05:57

Google's new beta milestone makes subtle changes with fresh shortcuts

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Save 30% on a 4-pack of Treatlife smart light switches

10-Jul-2020 05:53

Take control of your light fixtures with a bundle of these single-pole switches for just $33

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Best processors 2020: the best CPUs for your PC from Intel and AMD

10-Jul-2020 05:51

We’ve hand-picked the 10 best CPUs to get your PC running around at the speed of sound.

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Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn't Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just 'News Alerting'

10-Jul-2020 05:45

AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept . While this seems like a clear violation of Twitter policies against using its tools for…

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Best monitor 2020: the top 10 monitors and displays we’ve reviewed

10-Jul-2020 05:44

We've dug deep to find the best monitors in the world right now.

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Fisker and Karma raise millions of dollars following wave of Tesla optimism

10-Jul-2020 05:41

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Fisker Inc. and Karma Automotive, two electric vehicle startups with a long shared history, each announced this week that they’ve raised millions of dollars. Fisker has taken in of fresh capital from and Karma Automotive

The money comes at a time when there appears to be renewed interest in funding money-hungry electric vehicle startups, thanks in large part to Tesla’s skyrocketing stock price and the early success of hydrogen trucking company .

In fact, Fisker Inc. is considering following in Nikola’s footsteps and becoming a...

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The best PC case 2020: top cases for your desktop computer

10-Jul-2020 05:36

We looked at the best PC cases you can buy in 2020, whether you want a mid- or full-tower desktop, or even a micro-ATX or mini-ITX rig.

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The best Dell laptops 2020

10-Jul-2020 05:34

Dell is renowned for its well built, generously specced laptops, and these are the best Dell laptops from across its current range.

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Best gaming mouse 2020: the best gaming mice we've tested

10-Jul-2020 05:28

It’s time to find the best gaming mouse for your PC, and we have the expert advice to help find the right one for you.

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Best Ultrabooks 2020: the top thin and light laptops reviewed

10-Jul-2020 05:25

We've put together a definitive list of the best Ultrabooks, or thin and light Windows laptops.

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Get Aukey's pint-size 100-watt Power Delivery charger for 26% off

10-Jul-2020 05:22

For $41 you get a USB-C charger that can charge a 16-inch MacBook Pro in under 2 hours.

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iPadOS 14 release date, features and compatibility details

10-Jul-2020 05:17

Here's everything you need to know about Apple's new operating system for iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro.

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Profoto has revolutionized taking photos with an iPhone

10-Jul-2020 05:05

It's called AirX and it's amazing.

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Keeps Setting Records

10-Jul-2020 04:58

Tropical Storm Fay formed on Thursday. It’s the sixth storm of the season and breaks yet another record in a season also teeming with them. Oh, and it’s also going to make for a really garbage weekend from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.

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NASA is updating its guidelines on how to prevent contamination of the Solar System

10-Jul-2020 04:48

An artistic rendering of astronauts landing on the surface of the Moon again | Image: NASA

After years of debate, for how much biological contamination of other worlds will be allowed while the agency explores the Solar System. The new rules would relax some of the agency’s requirements for how to explore the Moon and Mars — two high-profile destinations where NASA hopes to send astronauts in the coming years.

For decades, NASA has followed fairly strict rules about how much biological contamination is considered acceptable whenever the agency sends probes — or people — to other planets. It’s a concept known as planetary protection, and it has a legal basis in a treaty signed more than 50 years ago. Called the Outer Space Treaty, it challenges nations to explore other worlds “so as to avoid...

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Google adds Web Stories to WordPress

10-Jul-2020 04:39

Google's new Web Stories plugin for WordPress is now in public beta.

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Get the Roborock S5 robot vacuum and mop for just $359

10-Jul-2020 04:28

Originally $600, this is the best price ever on one of the top-rated robo-vacs.

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Android 10 had the fastest adoption rate of any version of Android yet

10-Jul-2020 04:15

Google has long struggled with getting device manufacturers to update older devices to the latest version of Android, but the company announced today that it’s starting to see some success, with Android 10 seeing the fastest adoption rates of any version of Android.

According to Google, Android 10 was installed on 100 million devices five months after its — 28 percent faster than it took the company to reach a similar milestone for Android Pie. Google credits the faster adoption rate to improvements the company has been making over the years, like Android Oreo’s and Android 10’s , which makes it easier for hardware companies to create new updates.

But while those...

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PC shipments rise as COVID-19 has people working, studying from home

10-Jul-2020 04:14

Lenovo and HP shipped the most PCs during the second quarter of 2020, Gartner and IDC say.

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AMD and Nvidia, beware, a Chinese CPU maker is readying a graphics chip

10-Jul-2020 03:44

Chinese firm Zhaoxin discloses plans to produce its own standalone GPU.

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CDC Says It Won't Revise School Opening Guidelines to Placate Trump, Just Release 'Additional Information'

10-Jul-2020 03:40

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won’t revise its guidelines for schools during the despite the president’s depraved threats of retribution if they don’t fully return to in-person classes, the agency’s director Dr. Robert Redfield said on Thursday. But he did say additional…

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The best Verizon Wireless plans in July 2020

10-Jul-2020 03:38

Here are the Verizon plans to offer the best of unlimited data, prepaid access, or even 5G.

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How to watch the Virtual Tour de France

10-Jul-2020 03:33

Though the real-life event is delayed due to COVID-19, Zwift is offering a virtual version this month.

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San Diego Comic-Con goes digital, but heavy hitters from Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. may be absent

10-Jul-2020 03:25

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Tens of thousands of people won’t be descending upon San Diego this summer for the annual Comic-Con International gathering, but the festival is still going ahead as a virtual event with a lineup that includes some heavy hitters.

It’s a good year for streamers. are just some of the networks and studios that have announced they’ll have a presence during the convention. For San Diego Comic-Con’s first virtual conference, that means panels will stream online for anyone to watch. The obvious pro in this scenario: seeing panels isn’t restricted to people with Comic-Con passes that are prepared to wait for hours in the sun to get into Hall H.

Each network and studio is bringing along some of their biggest...

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How to download shows and movies from Hulu for offline viewing

10-Jul-2020 03:12

Hulu provides the ability to download media to watch at any time, but there are restrictions you should know.

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How to See the NEOWISE Comet, Now Visible to the Naked Eye

10-Jul-2020 03:10

Comet NEOWISE has completed its close approach to the Sun and is now returning from whence it came. Visible comets like this don’t come around often, so you’re going to want to see this celestial wonder with your own eyes before it’s too late. Here’s how.

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Fortnite Season 3 challenges and where to find Floating Rings at Pleasant Park

10-Jul-2020 03:00

Another week of collecting rings.

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TikTok: Our Biggest Problem Is Dumb, Horny Teens

10-Jul-2020 03:00

It’s hard not to feel bad for TikTok. Back in 2018, we were calling the short-form video monolith the only app that was still capable of wringing anything close to “” out of our jaded, miserable lives. Less than two years later, it’s facing a potential from our sitting president and an from its…

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tvOS 14: here's every new feature coming in the next Apple TV update

10-Jul-2020 02:57

Apple has announced tvOS 14. Here's what you need to know about the next Apple TV software update.

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Cancel Culture Isn't a Culture, It's a Religion

10-Jul-2020 02:55

There is no tenet of good writing simpler or more repeated than “show don’t tell.” So it’s surprising in retrospect that so many people who trade in words (and appear to take doing so seriously), people like J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood, and Gloria Steinem, attached their names to a letter published in Harper’s on…

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German government seizes huge cache of US government files

10-Jul-2020 02:52

The data transparency collective DDoSecrets published private data on US law enforcement agencies and police officers.

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Logitech pulls the plug on its Alexa smart remote experiment

10-Jul-2020 02:51

Just one year after releasing the Harmony Express smart remote, Logitech has announced plans to shut it down.

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New Photos Leak of Google's Long Overdue Update to the Original Google Home

10-Jul-2020 02:50

The original speaker was introduced back in 2016, which means it’s long overdue for an update. This week, we saw leaked photos that appear to show Google’s big revamp for its OG smart speaker.

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The NBA is coming back: Dates, locations, who's sitting out and how to watch basketball's 2020 return

10-Jul-2020 02:38

The NBA is going to Disney World.

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New movie calendar for 2020 and 2021 following coronavirus delays

10-Jul-2020 02:38

From Tenet to Wonder Woman, Black Widow and the Venom sequel, we round up the new dates for your favorite rescheduled blockbusters.

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TikTok’s likes briefly broke down at the worst possible time

10-Jul-2020 02:33

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

For a few hours on Thursday afternoon, videos that appeared on TikTok user pages, following feeds, and the For You Page all displayed broken Like totals for some users across the globe. TikTok showed that these videos had zero likes. It’s not clear what caused the issue as of press time.

“Hi TikTok community! We’re aware that some users are experiencing app issues – working to quickly fix things, and we’ll share updates here!” TikTok tweeted Thursday.

But the brief outage came at the worst possible time, as many TikTok users concluded that the glitch...

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Odd pink snow in the Alps is pretty, but it might be a red flag

10-Jul-2020 02:23

More "watermelon snow" in the Alps could be a sign of fast-melting ice.

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Subaru Crosstrek gets a bigger engine and a tiny price bump for 2021 - Roadshow

10-Jul-2020 02:20

The bigger engine isn't available with a manual transmission though. Bummer.

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PlayStation shares a first look at Spider-Man PS5 game

10-Jul-2020 02:13

The Miles Morales cover art has been revealed.

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Verizon extends discounted internet plans through 2020

10-Jul-2020 02:06

Fios customers who qualify for the US government-backed Lifeline program will receive a $20 discount on their internet bill through the rest of the year.

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The best smart lock for 2020: August, Schlage and more

10-Jul-2020 02:05

Ready to go keyless in 2020? These smart locks are our best bets for bringing your front door online.

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Best baby food delivery subscription services to use for 2020

10-Jul-2020 02:04

These seven convenient options will make babies (and parents) smile.

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Hamilton on Disney Plus: 6 surprising things to watch for

10-Jul-2020 02:02

Let me tell you what I wish I'd known, when I was young and hadn't seen the show yet.

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Superhot creators are giving away millions of free copies of Mind Control Delete expansion

10-Jul-2020 01:57

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The team behind time-bending first-person shooter Superhot has a pretty good proposition: buy or have bought the first game and you get the follow-up for free. Called Superhot: Mind Control Delete, the standalone expansion has been in early access on Steam since 2017. But it’s releasing in full on July 16th, and developer Superhot Team wants to reward buyers of the original with a free copy. That means as many as 2 million people are eligible to receive the expansion without paying for it, the studio says.

All you need to do is purchase Superhot, or have already purchased the game, on one of the supported major platforms and the expansion will be automatically added to your library. It’s important to note that this is for the non-VR...

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Amazon's The Boys season 2: New trailers, cast, plot and release date

10-Jul-2020 01:55

See the new trailer for Amazon Prime's dysfunctional superhero series The Boys starring Karl Urban. Plus, everything else you need to know before season 2 starts on Sept. 4.

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Right-to-repair advocates say hospitals need new rules to keep equipment working

10-Jul-2020 01:44

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An advocacy group is urging lawmakers to make sure hospitals can repair their own equipment — citing a survey of over 200 medical professionals. The US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) has on how “right-to-repair” rules affect medical professionals, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. It concludes that a lack of clear rules makes it more difficult to fix vital medical devices at a sustainable cost, even when many manufacturers aren’t acting maliciously.

The PIRG report surveyed 222 biomedical professionals, many of whom work at hospitals. Nearly half said they’d been denied access to necessary repair parts and information during the pandemic. And nearly all said that removing restrictions on repairs was...

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AI wants to make your writing more polite

10-Jul-2020 01:33

Carnegie Mellon University scientists come up with a technique that automatically makes communication better mannered, thank you very much.

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5 Alien Planets We'd Actually Like to Visit

10-Jul-2020 01:30

Sci-fi movies and TV shows love to visit hostile planets filled with , , and of “”—not exactly the ideal components for a space vacation. But there are a few extraterrestrial hotspots we wouldn’t mind visiting on our next getaway.

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Charlize Theron's The Old Guard invades Netflix

10-Jul-2020 01:28

The new action film focuses on a tight-knit group of mercenaries who happen to be immortal.

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NASA warns conditions are ripe for a severe Amazon fire season

10-Jul-2020 01:20

This is bad news, especially after the devastation in the Amazon rainforest in 2019.

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Images of new OnePlus Nord reportedly leak online

10-Jul-2020 01:12

Less than two weeks ahead of the phone's expected arrival, purportedly leaked images show a sleek, quad-camera design.

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Disney Plus: Everything you need to know

10-Jul-2020 01:01

Hamilton, the Broadway hit with sky-high ticket prices, landed Friday as a streaming film, and a special about the musical arrives tomorrow. Here's everything to know about Disney's service.

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Indian Army Personnel Reportedly Ordered to Delete Their Facebook, Tinder, and TikTok Accounts

10-Jul-2020 00:50

The Indian army has upped the app purge and requested that personnel delete their accounts on virtually all major social platforms, Indian media is reporting. The list of 89 apps include, unsurprisingly, China-affiliated TikTok and all Tencent gaming apps, but also Facebook, Tinder, Instagram, Tinder, Snapchat,…

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Digital Fraud Flourishing During Pandemic: Report

10-Jul-2020 00:44

If you conducted e-commerce transactions since the pandemic struck, you have probably been the target, or even a victim, of online fraud. A report from Sift titled "Q2 2020 Digital Trust & Safety Index" details a 109 percent increase in content abuse and growth of the fraud economy from January through May 2020.

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How to Get the iOS 14 Public Beta on Your iPhone Right Now

10-Jul-2020 00:40

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June is where the company previews all the new features coming to the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. For most of us, that means there are three months of waiting before we actually get to play around with those new features when the upgrades roll out…

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iOS 14 Will Completely Change the Way You Use Your iPhone

10-Jul-2020 00:21

Every year Apple introduces a new version of iOS, and every year promises to deliver a huge change in the way we use our phones. But I’ll be honest: Using my iPhone basically always feels the same and has for years, even with all the little tweaks and new features Apple continues to add. This time, though, is…

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'Airborne,' 'Asymptomatic,' and Other Misunderstood Coronavirus Terms

10-Jul-2020 00:17

Today, the World Health Organization formally announced a change in its stance over very two important issues concerning covid-19. The organization stated that people can spread the virus while asymptomatic and that airborne transmission of the virus is possible under certain circumstances, such as crowded rooms with…

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Joe Biden Still Doesn't Have a Plan to Stop Oil and Gas Production

09-Jul-2020 23:58

On Wednesday, a made up of supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign (RIP) and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden sent 110 pages of to the Democratic National Committee for its consideration drafting the national platform. The document includes 14 pages of climate…

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More Than 90% of Quibi Users Reportedly Bailed After Free Trial

09-Jul-2020 23:38

Quibi, the video streaming service that no one asked for, has apparently only covered about 8% of early users into paying subscribers, according to a report from mobile analytics firm via . That means of the supposed 910,000 people who downloaded Quibi in the app’s early days, only about 72,000…

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6 Things I Liked About the Dune Miniseries (and 6 I Didn't)

09-Jul-2020 23:15

Every time I’ve told people I’ve been reading Frank Herbert’s series, two things happen: 1) I’ll learn what books I can skip, and 2) someone will ask if I’ve seen the Syfy miniseries. Following my of watching the baffling disaster that was vision of , I decided to check out the…

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The EOS R5 Looks Like the Beastly Full-Frame Mirrorless Cam That Canon Fans Wanted All Along

09-Jul-2020 22:40

Canon has taken a somewhat winding route with its full-frame mirrorless camera line, starting with the mid-range in 2018 before following that up with the entry-level in 2019. But now, Canon has finally launched the , which looks like the high-end flagship mirrorless camera Canon fans have been…

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1,000-Year-Old Cat Skeleton Suggests Nomadic Herders Cared for Ailing Pet

09-Jul-2020 22:29

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan have discovered the well-preserved remains of a cat that died over 1,000 years ago along the Silk Road. The feline lived a tough life but was apparently cared for by pastoralists, in an unheard of practice given their nomadic lifestyles.

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California Condors Return to Sequoia National Park for First Time in 50 Years

09-Jul-2020 21:55

For the first time in nearly 50 years, California condors have returned to Sequoia National Park. The National Park Service on Wednesday that park staff spotted the critically endangered bird in the park back on May 28. This sighting signals that federal to bring the California condor back from…

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How to Multitask in Gmail on Your iPad

09-Jul-2020 21:00

Before you start reading this, pull out your iPad, pull up the App Store, and make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of the app. If you’re using iPadOS 13 or later, you’ll now be able to multitask—finally—which means you’ll be able to access your many, many emails while having other apps loaded and…

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Some of the Scientific Minds Behind the UK's Coronavirus Response Have Helped Fund a New Sci-Fi Pandemic Comic

09-Jul-2020 21:00

As the novel coronavirus pandemic has around the world, scientists have scrambled to try and to impart the risks and needs required of the public to mitigate the impact of covid-19. And now some scientists in the UK have decided to turn to comics to help educate people.

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The best Apple AirPods alternatives for 2020

09-Jul-2020 20:49

AirPods competitors are coming for the throne. Here, we've rounded up the best AirPods alternatives out there.

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Guest Mode vs. Incognito Mode in Google Chrome: What’s the Difference?

09-Jul-2020 20:00

What you do online is personal, which is why Google Chrome offers a couple of ways to keep your browsing private. The two main options are incognito mode and guest mode, but how are these different? Let’s take a quick look at guest mode vs. incognito mode in Chrome, including what they do and when you should use each one. Unlock the Google Chrome Shortcuts Cheat Sheet Now! Submit This will sign you up to our newsletter. Read our privacy policy One More Step... Please confirm your email address in the email we just sent you. What Is Incognito Mode...

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Spotify Will Now Soundtrack Your Workout

09-Jul-2020 19:30

Spotify wants to soundtrack your workout, and all you need to do is answer a few simple questions. The music streaming service has launched a microsite which builds a workout playlist based on your input. Allowing you to build your perfect workout playlist. According to Spotify, “in the last two months, Spotify listeners have created more than 1 million playlists with ‘workout’ in the title.” So, to help users find old and new music to listen to while working out, Spotify has created Soundtrack Your Workout. How to Soundtrack Your Workout on Spotify To create a Spotify playlist to work...

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What Is Amazon Go and How Does it Work?

09-Jul-2020 19:00

Amazon is one of the world’s largest online retailers. However, the company does dabble in bricks and mortar retail, too. In the past, Amazon has opened pop-up outlets and book stores. Its latest retail experiment is Amazon Go, an automated grocery store. In theory, these outlets allow you to enter, pick up your goods, and leave without interacting with store staff or cashiers. Whether you have a store nearby or you’re interested in the company’s vision for retail, let’s take a look at Amazon Go and explore how it works. What Is Amazon Go? Amazon started as an online bookseller...

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More Autonomous Cloud From Oracle

09-Jul-2020 18:00

Oracle's new offerings, really packaging of existing recent high-performance products for the enterprise market, enable companies to continue running their data and datacenters on premise while still benefitting from gains made by its autonomous database like eliminating most forms of routine maintenance and operations activities.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Nintendo Switch

09-Jul-2020 18:00

With its vibrant red and blue Joy-Cons, the Nintendo Switch has a distinctive design straight out the box. But since it’s such a popular console, you may want to customize your Nintendo Switch in order to stand out from the crowd while playing your favorite games. There are lots of different options when it comes to personalizing your Switch. Whether you want to apply a vinyl skin to your Joy-Cons or commission a one-of-a-kind paint job, in this article we’ll explain the various ways to customize your Nintendo Switch. 1. Apply Vinyl Skins or Decals One of the simplest and...

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Tech's Role in the Future of Health and Public Safety

09-Jul-2020 18:00

Digital technologies can help shift health and public safety agencies from a "detect and respond" approach to a "predict and prevent" stratagem. They can also set the stage for a more connected and data-led approach through robust cybersecurity architectures, efficient remote workforces, and secure connectivity services.

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The Best Instagram Themes to Help Build Your Brand

09-Jul-2020 17:00

Instagram is one of the best places to build your brand online, whether that brand is for you personally, or your business. Whatever reasons you have for wanting to build your brand, so long as your content contains a visual element, then Instagram is the place for you. To give you some ideas about how to maximize this platform’s potential, we have rounded up a list of the best Instagram themes to try out on the platform. Additionally, we’ve also touched on the topic of “niche”—and how the niche you pick will intersect with your theme. Picking Your Instagram Niche...

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How to speed up your Android phone

09-Jul-2020 09:10

Your Android phone starts out lightning fast, but can slow down over time. Our tips keep your handset snappy.

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Best Kindle 2020: which Amazon ereader should you buy?

09-Jul-2020 06:57

Want to get into ebooks? These are the best Amazon Kindles around sorted by price and features.

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Best hybrid smartwatch 2020: great hidden tech in the watch on your wrist

09-Jul-2020 06:54

Don't want all of the features a full-blown smartwatch offers? Here's our ranking of the best hybrid watches money can buy.

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PSA: Don't get stung by Telstra's new mandatory mobile plan swap

09-Jul-2020 06:53

The popular telco has updated its mobile plans by giving you more data, but it'll come at a cost.

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Quibi reportedly lost 90 percent of early users after their free trials expired

09-Jul-2020 06:51

Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge

Streaming service Quibi only managed to convert a little under 10 percent of its early wave of users into paying subscribers, says mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower. According to the firm’s new report on Quibi’s early growth, the short-form video platform signed up about 910,000 users in its first few days back in April. Of those users, only about 72,000 stuck around after the three-month free trial, indicating the app had about an 8 percent conversion rate.

That’s not too bad. But compare that to the streaming video industry’s most successful debut of the last few years, Disney Plus, and the resulting picture is a grim one for Quibi, which has struggled both to find a hit among its mobile-centric shows and gain traction with its...

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Best phones for music 2020: top choices for audio on your smartphone

09-Jul-2020 06:50

If music is your main priority then these phones are among the very best options.

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Best Huawei phones 2020: find your perfect Huawei

09-Jul-2020 06:44

These are the best Huawei phones for every need and budget, from the P40 Pro to the P30 Lite.

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Best Wear OS watch 2020: our list of the top ex-Android Wear smartwatches

09-Jul-2020 06:34

Android Wear is now called Wear OS, and it offers some of the best smartwatches for Android.

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Best cheap smartwatch 2020: great budget devices for your wrist

09-Jul-2020 06:30

Want a smartwatch that doesn't break the bank? Check out our pick of the best affordable smartwatches out there.

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The best iPhone 8 cases and iPhone 8 Plus cases: protect your all-glass iPhone

09-Jul-2020 06:15

Protect your Apple iPhone 8 with a case from our list to safeguard your smartphone from dents, cracks, and shattered displays.

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Ford employees ask the company to stop making police cars

09-Jul-2020 06:11

Employees inside Ford have asked the company’s leadership to stop making and selling police vehicles, according to . In response, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has told employees in a letter that he doesn’t think it’s “controversial that the Ford Police Interceptor helps officers do their job” and that Ford will continue the business.

The internal discussion, which Ford confirmed to The Verge, comes as the country is gripped by national movements for racial justice and against police brutality that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

Ford is far and away the leading automaker in the US when it comes to making and selling specially-designed vehicles for law enforcement, making up some two-thirds of the market. While it’s not a...

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Best power banks of 2020: portable chargers to keep your gadgets going

09-Jul-2020 06:10

Whether you're after a slim battery for phones or a large bank to juice up your tablet, here are the top portable chargers.

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Weird green gel-like substance found on the moon finally identified

09-Jul-2020 06:02

No, it's not space snot.

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Galaxy Note 20 will launch Aug. 5: The biggest rumors, specs and leaks we know

09-Jul-2020 05:59

New colors. Design changes. And all the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra's cameras, battery and more.

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Facebook slammed in audit for 'heartbreaking decisions' that set back civil rights

09-Jul-2020 05:55

The social network's commitment to civil rights is questioned after a two-year review.

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Netflix's The Umbrella Academy season 2 trailer lands in the '60s

09-Jul-2020 05:53

The time travel, family trauma and dangerous superpowers are back for round two of saving the world.

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Law Enforcement Is Buying Its Way Into Our Breaches

09-Jul-2020 05:50

Right now, there’s a good chance your digital life is multitudes bigger than it was just a few months ago. Over time, the global coronavirus pandemic has turned a lot of us—or at least everyone I know—into the type of person who , , and attends everything from to …

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The Wonder Years reboot to focus on a Black family in 1960s Alabama

09-Jul-2020 05:49

Fred Savage, who starred as Kevin Arnold, will direct the new show.

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The Moto G 5G Plus proves that 5G phones don't have to be expensive

09-Jul-2020 05:40

Motorola launched one of the most affordable 5G phones you can buy in Europe. For those in the US, the company promises a sub-$500 budget 5G phone this fall.

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Amazon’s Alexa app will soon let you speak commands without pressing the blue button

09-Jul-2020 05:38

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon is making a small tweak to the Alexa companion app on iOS and Android; in a few days you’ll no longer need to tap the blue Alexa button on your screen to say a voice command, . Unfortunately, the new “hands-free” mode apparently only works if you launch the app and continuously keep it open on your phone. For me, it won’t be very useful until I can use Alexa on my iPhone without unlocking and launching it first.

If you really want a phone that allows you to use Alexa as your phone’s voice assistant, Amazon sells a bunch where it partners with Android manufacturers like OnePlus, Motorola and Sony to . If you’re like me and don’t want...

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T-Mobile has thousands more 5G cities than Verizon and AT&T, Ookla says

09-Jul-2020 05:33

The carrier has lit up more than 5,000 cities with 5G. Verizon and AT&T are on just 39 and 237, Ookla says.

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This PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch is just $33

09-Jul-2020 05:31

Regularly $50, this is a good deal, especially compared to the $84 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

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Intel Reveals What We Can Expect From Thunderbolt 4 Later This Year

09-Jul-2020 05:25

Intel’s Thunderbolt connector is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to ports, with Thunderbolt 3 found on a wide variety of high-end computers and peripherals. But Intel is looking to improve and refine its connection standard, and now we have new official details regarding the next version of the spec:

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Amazon Prime Video to host virtual Comic-Con panels

09-Jul-2020 05:21

Dozens of cast and crew members like Seth Rogen, Eric Kripke and Aisha Tyler are slated to make appearances.

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Splash-testing survival tech: Locked in a tsunami escape pod in the middle of the ocean

09-Jul-2020 05:20

The earth is shaking, the wave is approaching... how do you escape? We go inside the Survival Capsule that could help you outlast a tsunami.

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Twitter Is Working on Some Kind of Mysterious Subscription Feature

09-Jul-2020 05:10

Twitter may be finally working on a way for you to monetize your shitty tweets without starting a podcast or putting a Cash.me link in your bio—that, or it’s launching a new tier of premium or ad-free accounts. As reported by on Wednesday, the social network is indeed building some kind of…

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Apple promises to support Thunderbolt on its new ARM Macs

09-Jul-2020 05:04

Apple is moving away from Intel’s chipsets in favor of its — but the company is promising that it’ll still support Intel’s Thunderbolt USB-C connectivity standard on new Apple silicon computers, despite the lack of Intel processors.

“Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and develop Thunderbolt, and today our customers enjoy the speed and flexibility it brings to every Mac. We remain committed to the future of Thunderbolt and will support it in Macs with Apple silicon,” commented an Apple spokesperson, in a statement to The Verge.

While there was some concern that Apple might be losing support for Thunderbolt on its upcoming Macs, the fact that Apple is sticking with the standard makes a...

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Rolls-Royce Seeks To Corner Highest Tier Of Insufferable Crypto Dork Market

09-Jul-2020 05:00

Rolls-Royce is known for making some incredible limited-run vehicles with wildly unique traits, like or (via an outside coachbuilder) within its leather-slathered interior, but this seems to be the first time a limited run of Rolls-Royces has been…

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Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to hold its first tunneling competition

09-Jul-2020 04:56

Can you dig it? No seriously, can you?

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Let the sun charge your stuff: Get a 20,000-mAh solar power bank for 50% off

09-Jul-2020 04:54

RAVPower's power bank can be charged with wall power or solar, is rugged enough for a hiking trip and include an LED flashlight.

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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on video leaks

09-Jul-2020 04:53

The latest leak of the Samsung phone shows off the camera and S Pen.

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Google reportedly abandoned a cloud computing product for the Chinese market

09-Jul-2020 04:46

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Google has abandoned plans to develop and launch a cloud computing product designed for the Chinese market, among other politically controversial countries, . The move marks the second high-profile initiative within Google to develop a product for the Chinese market, after the existence of a , codenamed “Dragonfly,” was revealed in media reports in 2018 and caused a firestorm of controversy until in December of that year.

This new project is referred to internally as “Isolated Region,” and the intended customer was to be countries intent on controlling the flow of data within their borders, Bloomberg reports. The goal was to separate this...

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Want to see the iPhone 12 sizes? These dummy units are the best idea we have yet

09-Jul-2020 04:33

Check out how big each iPhone 12 model will be with these dummy units, which have leaked online.

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A Lab Accident Likely Led to a Woman's Death From Brain-Destroying Prions 9 Years Later

09-Jul-2020 04:30

A lab accident in 2010 likely led to a woman’s untimely death nearly a decade later, according to doctors in France. In a recent case study, they describe how a woman in her early 30s developed a universally fatal brain disorder years after she had pierced her skin with equipment used to handle infectious rogue…

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Ready Player One readers, get ready for the sequel, Ready Player Two

09-Jul-2020 04:25

Dive back into the Oasis this fall, with the follow-up to the 2011 best-seller that became a 2018 Steven Spielberg movie.

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Use doggie DNA to find out your pup's breed for just $99

09-Jul-2020 04:23

Today only, Embark's Breed Identification Kit is 24% off.

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Oracle brings entire public cloud services on to customer’s data centre

09-Jul-2020 04:21

Provides more than 50 services while AWS and Microsoft Azure Stack offer only limited services to customer premises, top official says

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Facebook bans Roger Stone after linking him to fake accounts

09-Jul-2020 04:20

Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images

On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it had belonging to Roger Stone, a friend and confidant of President Donald Trump, after having linked them to fake accounts and pages that were active throughout the 2016 election.

The announcement came as part of Facebook’s release of on disinformation on the platform. The company connected Stone’s Facebook and Instagram accounts with a US-based disinformation network that also had ties to the Proud Boys far-right organization, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The Proud Boys was founded by Gavin McInnes, and members have attended right-wing extremist gatherings like the “” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

Facebook said that it removed 54...

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AI, save me from my rude self (please)

09-Jul-2020 04:20

Carnegie Mellon University scientists come up with an automated method for making communication more polite, thank you very much.

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Smart home platform Wink is finally rolling out its controversial subscription program on July 27th

09-Jul-2020 03:54

Smart home platform Wink that it’ll finally roll out its on July 27th, following months of delays. The subscription will put many of the service’s previously free features behind a paywall, including crucial aspects of the service like the ability to update firmware or add new devices.

“Please know that we have adjusted our timelines since our initial announcement on May 6th to allow users more opportunity to make considerations. We were able to extend our service so that subscriptions will now begin on Monday, July 27th, 2020,” reads the latest blog post announcing the delay.

Any users who don’t sign up will see their Wink devices severely limited in what they can do going...

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Arm set to spin off IoT businesses

09-Jul-2020 03:50

Arm has announced its plan to transfer its IoT Platform and Treasure Data businesses to SoftBank.

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Amazon sellers will need to list their business name, address on their profiles

09-Jul-2020 03:38

The change, which applies to US sellers, is set to go into effect Sept. 1.

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Face masks: These are the best and worst materials for protecting against coronavirus

09-Jul-2020 03:37

A study from the University of Arizona finds that some mask materials are more protective against infection than others.

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Climate Change Could Make Arctic Waves Two Stories Higher

09-Jul-2020 03:35

Climate change may cause huge waves to swell in the Arctic, which could have a devastating impact on coastal communities.

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NASA Calls a Time Out as InSight’s Heat Probe Hits Another Snag on Mars

09-Jul-2020 03:20

After some mild progress, the Mars InSight heat probe, known as “the mole,” is no longer descending into the Red Planet. NASA is pressing pause on this part of the mission for now, freeing InSight’s robotic arm for other important jobs.

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Cheap iPhone deal: the iPhone 11 gets a $550 price cut with trade-in at Verizon

09-Jul-2020 03:02

If you're looking for a cheap iPhone deal, then Verizon has you covered with up to $550 in savings on the iPhone 11 with eligible trade-in.

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Japan's theme parks ban screaming on roller coasters due to coronavirus

09-Jul-2020 03:00

Let's just say this unenforceable suggestion has its ups and downs.

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Doctors are better at treating COVID-19 patients now than they were in March

09-Jul-2020 02:45

Nurses assess a COVID-19 patient in New York. | Photo by Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images

But they still don’t have good tools to help people who aren’t severely ill

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Former Secret Service agent Evy Poumpouras explains Becoming Bulletproof

09-Jul-2020 02:43

She served under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In her new book, she teaches you to protect yourself better, build your confidence and strengthen your mental resilience.

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Nab these decent true wireless earbuds for a mere $20

09-Jul-2020 02:42

Tribit's new FlyBuds 3 true wireless earbuds, normally $36, are on sale at Amazon for 45% off for the next week.

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YouTube stars Rhett and Link open up about Good Mythical Morning and TikTok

09-Jul-2020 02:31

In the I'm So Obsessed podcast, the comedy duo talk about their 35-year friendship, eating pine-needle tacos and what makes TikTok so compelling.

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Tinder tests Face to Face video chat

09-Jul-2020 02:31

A video call can be made only when both people opt in to Face to Face chat.

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Try to spot the mountain lion in this unnerving wildlife-cam picture

09-Jul-2020 02:27

The Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge found more than an elk in a photo snapped in the wilderness.

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America’s Great Racial Reckoning Comes To The Auto Industry As Some Ford Employees Call For End Of Cop Car Manufacturing

09-Jul-2020 02:15

Some American corporations have been forced to come to Jesus in the past few weeks with acknowledgements of racial insensitivity, failures in workplace diversity, and other contributions to institutional racism — but for the most part this reckoning has largely bypassed the automotive industry. Or so we thought,…

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Amazon will start listing names and addresses of Marketplace sellers to combat counterfeiting

09-Jul-2020 02:09

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon will start publicly listing the names and addresses of US-based third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform as a measure to fight counterfeiters, according to a . The change was announced in a note sent to sellers on Wednesday, and the change goes into effect on September 1st.

“These features help customers learn more about the businesses of a seller and the products that they are selling,” the note says, according to a copy obtained by Business Insider. “We are making this change to ensure there is a consistent baseline of seller information to help customers make informed shopping decisions.” The change in policy will make it harder to stay an anonymous seller on Marketplace, but it also means...

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Harley Quinn shows superheroes are better when you don’t take them so seriously

09-Jul-2020 02:05

Despite over a decade of very serious cinematic universes, it helps to remember that superhero fiction is, in fact, quite silly. This is an empirical fact: it doesn’t matter who wears the batsuit, the mystique all falls away the second they have to do . This is not limiting, but freeing: You can learn all sorts of things about the world once you stop taking yourself so seriously. This is why Harley Quinn, the animated series streaming on DC Universe and airing on Syfy, is one of the best TV takes on comic books you can catch right now.

the show follows Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) as she tries to step out from under the shadow of her notorious, toxic ex, Joker (Alan Tudyk). In the first season, this...

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The role of tape in the modern data center

09-Jul-2020 02:00

We spoke with Spectra Logic about the benefits of tape when it comes to storing data for long periods of time.

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Star Wars' Rae Sloane: Everything You Need to Know About the Face of a Fallen Empire

09-Jul-2020 02:00

When EA’s was announced, fans (rightfully) got very excited about glimpses of familiar faces among the cast of starfighter pilots: , flying for the New Republic! Rebel’s , now a general! But there’s one more familiar face in there that has fans talking, and it’s not a…

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The XPS 13 laptop gets a $350 price cut at Dell's Black Friday in July sale

09-Jul-2020 01:56

You can score a massive $350 price cut on the powerful XPS 13 touchscreen laptop at Dell's Black Friday in July sale.

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Independent Civil Rights Audit Finds Facebook Is Making Everything Worse

09-Jul-2020 01:44

As noted in Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s , today is the day the public is supposed to find out the results of its independent civil rights audit, a two-year review of Facebook’s “policies and practices led by noted civil liberties and civil rights expert Laura W. Murphy and Megan Cacace, partner in the civil…

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John McAfee Emerges With Private Cell Phone Data Service

09-Jul-2020 01:33

The Ghost Cell Phone Data Service is part of a larger ecosystem which includes McAfee's Ghost cryptocurrency and GhostX Exchange for private cryptocurrency exchange. "The Ghost brand will encompass a range of practical, real world tools for people to protect our rights and take back our privacy," McAfee said. "Privacy is a human right."

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Google Cloud wants to make open source better than ever

09-Jul-2020 01:31

Google has created a new organization to help open source projects manage and enforce their trademarks.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could be smaller than 2080 Ti – but don't panic

09-Jul-2020 01:20

Rumor claims Nvidia's mainstream Ampere GPUs will have a 627mm² die - smaller than the 2080 Ti's 754mm² die size

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The First Teaser for Halloween Kills Is Here, But the Movie Won't Be Until 2021

09-Jul-2020 01:20

It’s a good news/bad news situation if you’re .

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These 5 Oil and Gas Pipelines Are the Next to Face Trouble

09-Jul-2020 01:11

The end of fossil fuels is nigh. This week alone, we’ve seen three major pipelines get smacked TF up. First, a judge the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of all crude oil in 30 days. Then, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was due to its endless delays and increasing costs. Just hours…

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How to Free Up Storage Space on Your Android Device

09-Jul-2020 01:00

App, photo, and operating system sizes are always getting larger. If you use an older Android device—or even the entry-level model of a newer device—you’ll quickly find yourself hitting the storage limit. There’s nothing worse than whipping out your phone for a once-in-a-lifetime photo, only to be met with the dreaded Storage Full message. So how do you free up storage on Android? Keep reading for a list of tips and ideas. 1. Identify Storage-Hogging Apps How many of the apps currently installed on your phone do you frequently use? Sure, we all need an email client, some social media...

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GTA 6 news and rumors: when will Grand Theft Auto 6 be announced?

09-Jul-2020 00:57

Excitement is mounting for GTA 6. But when will Rockstar Games reveal this highly-anticipated new game?

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MacBook deals at Amazon offer fantastic prices in both the US and UK right now

09-Jul-2020 00:53

The latest MacBook deals from Amazon and Currys mean you can score fantastic prices on both the new Air and Pro models.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Everything we know so far

09-Jul-2020 00:43

This could be one of the most expensive phones of the year

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3D TVs Didn't Die, They Just Ended Up in Cars

09-Jul-2020 00:40

After dominating trade shows for years as the next big thing in home entertainment, 3D TVs seemingly completely disappeared overnight, replaced by technologies like OLED that are a genuine improvement on the television experience. Where all those gimmicky screens actually went was a mystery, though—until today, when

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Huawei P40 Pro Plus vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max: Best of Huawei meets best of Apple

09-Jul-2020 00:15

Look no further than these two for the best of Android and iOS. We'll help you decide which is the better buy.

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Harvard and MIT Sue ICE Over Policy of Deporting Students Forced Into Online Classes

09-Jul-2020 00:10

Harvard and MIT have swiftly filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, following ICE’s surprise Monday announcement that the agency international students if they don’t attend class in person. It’s a spectacularly on-brand counter-offensive via…

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How to Customize, Delete, and Arrange Photos in Facebook Photo Albums

09-Jul-2020 00:00

The ability to share your photos with family and friends is one of the best features of Facebook. However, it’s important to present your Facebook photo albums in the best way. Your photos just won’t look as nice if they’re displayed in impersonal, cluttered albums. To add some personality and order to your Facebook photo albums, here’s how to customize, delete, and arrange your photos on Facebook. How to Add Additional Photos to an Album You already uploaded all of your pictures to Facebook in bulk, but what if you forgot a few? In case you need to go back...

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‘It Really Is Otherworldly’: What It’s Like to Visit the Hot Springs of the Deep Sea

08-Jul-2020 23:40

Thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface, boiling hot plumes of seawater shoot like geysers into the abyss. There, some of the strangest life on Earth thrives. Thousands of white crabs with spindly legs creep along the seafloor. Eight-foot-long worms with bright red, mouthless heads poke out of white PVC-looking…

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Even Mild Covid-19 Can Sometimes Cause Hallucinations and Other Brain Problems

08-Jul-2020 23:40

Doctors are starting to see the sort of serious brain problems that scientists had previously warned would become more common because of the covid-19 pandemic. A new study published Wednesday details patients who caught the coronavirus and went on to develop neurological complications, including cognitive impairment,…

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Apple Music Sucking Up Your iPhone Battery Life? You're Not Alone

08-Jul-2020 23:30

If you have an iPhone and recently noticed that your battery isn’t lasting as long as it used to, you may not be alone: Many iPhone owners are claiming that they’ve noticed Apple Music is responsible for excessive battery drain.

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Palm Springs Is an Excellent Time Loop Romance Fueled by Adorable Awkwardness

08-Jul-2020 23:00

Take , sprinkle in the Lonely Island, and add a bunch of heart, and you have Palm Springs, an Friday. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star as two strangers who find themselves stuck reliving a mutual acquaintance’s Palm Springs wedding day over and over again while…

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A Newbie’s Guide to Photoshop Filters and What Each One Does

08-Jul-2020 23:00

In Adobe Photoshop, filters are individual algorithms (or behind the scenes calculations) that alter the appearance of an image. For example, a simple filter might blur a selection, while an advanced filter could make a photograph look like a hand-drawn sketch. In this guide, we explain what Photoshop filters are, and what each one does. Helping you make your images look better than ever. NB: We used Adobe Photoshop 2020 for this article. The article also assumes a basic working knowledge of Photoshop’s user interface, so it will not cover Video Filters, the Filter Gallery, or the Blur Gallery. 1. Photoshop...

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U.S. Hits Record 3 Million Covid-19 Cases As Trump Pulls Out of World Health Organization

08-Jul-2020 22:59

The U.S. reached 3 million covid-19 cases on Wednesday and broke its own record for the most new cases in a single day on Tuesday, chalking up 60,209 infections in a 24-hour period, according to a tally by . The record was smashed on the same day the U.S. formally announced it was…

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How Often Is Google Earth Updated?

08-Jul-2020 22:00

Google Earth is a program and online tool to view the Earth in 3D. You can spin the globe and visit anywhere you want, right from the comfort of your home. Not only can you view the Earth from above, but you can also roam its streets too. You might be wondering how Google Earth collects all these images. We’re going to tell you how Google Earth gets its images and how often Google Earth is updated. What is Google Earth? Google Earth lets you view a 3D representation of the Earth. You can freely spin the globe and zoom...

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The Perfect Online Dating Profile Picture, According to Research

08-Jul-2020 21:00

Don’t judge a book by its cover. But in the online dating world, a picture is often all you have to go by. Picking good profile pictures is the key to success in finding matches. It’s a lot of pressure—especially if you don’t like photos of yourself. Fortunately, major online dating companies regularly complete surveys to figure out exactly what users find attractive. Based on this research, you’ll have the best dating profile pictures in no time! The Dating Profile Pictures to Avoid Avoid the following photos as they often lead to immediate rejections. Photos with your ex: If a...

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The best Twitter apps for iOS and Android

08-Jul-2020 20:45

Twitter is a communications powerhouse, but it needs the right app. Here are some of the best we've found.

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus turns smartphone performance up to 11

08-Jul-2020 20:30

The new chip is an overclocked version of the 'standard' Snapdragon 865

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The 10 Best Android Apps for Managing To-Do Lists

08-Jul-2020 20:00

Most people juggle a great deal of information and responsibility, and it’s near-impossible to get by keeping everything in your head. Thus, you can benefit from using a to-do list. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of to-do list apps for Android in the Play Store. Here are some of the best. 1. Google Assistant Google Assistant has really pulled ahead of other companies’ smart assistants in quality. You can use it to automate your home, make shopping lists, and much more. From a to-do list standpoint, you can add tasks to your various lists with simple Google Assistant voice commands. And...

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What Is a Side-Channel Attack? How Hackers Crack Security Without Touching It

08-Jul-2020 19:00

When you think of hackers, you may imagine the Hollywood-styled expert who tries to break through a computer’s defenses. However, a side-channel attack lets a hacker extract information from a device without even touching the system’s security. Let’s take a look at what a side-channel attack is and what it means to you. What Is a Side-Channel Attack? Let’s say you live with a housemate who calls someone every so often. To do this, they use a landline phone with physical buttons. Your housemate is very secretive about whom they’re calling, but you’re curious. You could watch them dial the...

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How to Help Others Pronounce Your Name Correctly on LinkedIn

08-Jul-2020 18:30

It isn’t always easy to know how to pronounce someone’s name correctly. Especially when you only see it written down. However, pronouncing someone’s name wrong can be a major faux pas, especially when you’re trying to create a good first impression. Creating a good first impression is especially important when you’re searching for a new job. Which is why LinkedIn has launched an audio recording feature which helps you help others pronounce your name correctly. And it’s available now on Android and iOS. How to Help People Pronounce Your Name on LinkedIn The feature works by you recording how to...

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Building Supply Chain Resilience During a Global Disruption

08-Jul-2020 18:00

As a result of the severe business disruptions brought about in recent months by the pandemic, many businesses have been reconsidering how to retool their supply chain to build in more resiliency. From digitizing the supply chain to developing more local and regional components, businesses are finding new and innovative ways to strengthen their capacity to keep moving forward during crisis.

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The 7 Best NVMe SSDs for Faster Performance

08-Jul-2020 18:00

NVMe SSDs are built for speed. Whether you’re gaming or using a demanding program, NVMe SSDs can push your computer’s performance to the next level. Swapping out your sluggish hard drive or standard SATA SSD for an NVMe SSD can make a substantial difference in your PC’s performance—shorter load times and speedy boot-ups are just some of the benefits of having an NVMe SSD. If you’re thinking about upgrading your storage, we’ve laid out a list of the best NVMe SSDs for you to choose from. What You Need to Know About NVMe SSDs So, what makes NVMe SSDs such...

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The Best Fashion Games to Play Dress-Up on Your Phone

08-Jul-2020 17:00

Have you ever wanted to buy multiple outfits, but haven’t had the time, money, or excuse to do so? Do you remember playing dress-up as a child, trying on lots of different outfits? Then you might be interested to know that there is an entire category of mobile fashion games that let you try on new clothing. Albeit virtually. So we have rounded up a list of the best fashion games on Android and iOS, all of which are available for free. NB: There are a lot of games available in this genre, but we’ve picked the ones that maximize...

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Some of the world's biggest companies have major website security issues

08-Jul-2020 06:38

More than 240 website subdomains belonging to some of the world's largest organizations have been taken over.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release event will be held on August 5

08-Jul-2020 06:35

The company may also release a new foldable phone

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Facebook Ad Boycott Will Go on After Zuckerberg, Sandberg Blow Off Civil Rights Groups' Demands

08-Jul-2020 06:30

CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook—the social media company you may recognize from United Nations accusations of and its role in recklessly flooding the web with and —predictably failed to placate a coalition of civil rights groups leading an ad…

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iPhone Flip: what we want to see

08-Jul-2020 06:12

It may be some time before we see an iPhone Flip foldable Apple phone, but here's all we've heard about what might come.

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Amazon Prime Video Mercifully Rolls Out Individual User Profiles Similar to Netflix

08-Jul-2020 06:10

Long-awaited support for individual user profiles has finally arrived on Amazon’s streaming TV service, Prime Video. This means the niche streaming interests of your partner or family members can be saved to their own profiles—meanwhile, you, reader, can continue to binge the original Unsolved Mysteries at your own…

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iOS 14 might let you scan QR codes to use Apple Pay

08-Jul-2020 06:08

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 update might let you pay for items by scanning QR codes that activate Apple Pay, giving you another way to use the company’s digital payment platform. to the as-yet unannounced feature in the newest iOS 14 developer beta released earlier today.

9to5Mac said it wasn’t able to get the feature to work, though, but it did find an image that appears to be instructing the user about how to use the new feature. And 9to5Mac says it found the code for the feature in a public system API, which may indicate third-party apps could also let you scan QR codes to make purchases using Apple Pay.

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iOS 14 is still only available as a developer beta, and Apple regularly...

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Samsung will unveil Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2 on Aug. 5 in virtual Unpacked

08-Jul-2020 06:00

The phone giant becomes the latest company to move its product launch online as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

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Samsung's Next Galaxy Unpacked Event is Aug. 5, and We're Excited to See Whatever This Copper Thing Is

08-Jul-2020 06:00

After months of rumors, Samsung has that its next Galaxy Unpacked event is Aug. 5. Unlike previous Unpacked events, this one will be entirely digital, which means anyone can watch to see what the company will reveal. (Spoiler alert: It’s almost certainly gonna be a .)

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 event confirmed for August 5th

08-Jul-2020 06:00

Samsung that its next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on Wednesday, August 5th, at 10AM ET. The company is expected to reveal its new lineup of Galaxy Note 20 devices, along with a successor to its first foldable, the Galaxy Fold.

Samsung’s teaser is pretty cryptic, even by the standards of tech invitations, although the copper color splash does match the — the rumored flagship of the lineup — that were accidentally posted on Samsung’s Russian website at the beginning of July.

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Rumors are uncharacteristically quiet for what to expect, despite the fact that an announcement is set to arrive in less than a month. Although at least one...

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Samsung announces 'virtual' Galaxy Note 20 launch for August 5

08-Jul-2020 05:59

Samsung is ready to launch the Galaxy Note 20 at its virtual launch event, according to an official company statement.

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See Boston Dynamics robots shake their butts to root for baseball team

08-Jul-2020 05:41

An army of Spot and Pepper robots root, root, root for their Japanese home team.

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How to use Google Assistant, plus all the ‘OK, Google’ commands you need to know

08-Jul-2020 05:25

We've put together a comprehensive Google Assistant guide, and a great list of useful 'OK, Google' commands.

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Facebook: We Were Going to Do the Right Thing Anyway, Believe You Me

08-Jul-2020 05:20

Over the past decade and a half, we’ve watched Facebook mature from its halcyon era of “moving fast and breaking things” into one where it can’t seem to for doing exactly that. It does’t matter if it’s being in multiple(!) human rights abuses, , , or,…

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UFC 251 Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal: Start time, how to watch or stream online and full fight card

08-Jul-2020 05:17

"Street Jesus" Jorge Masvidal gets his title fight against Usman at UFC 251.

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Investigation of Botched Starliner Test Exposes Boeing’s Weakness as a NASA Partner

08-Jul-2020 05:07

An independent NASA-Boeing review team has completed its investigation into serious issues that arose during a test of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft late last year. Boeing has now been given no less than 80 recommendations to put into practice, in what is an alarming display of the problems at the aerospace company.

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Trump moves to formally withdraw US from World Health Organization as of July 2021

08-Jul-2020 05:02

The World Health Organization will lose funding from the US if the move goes through.

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Audi reveals a sporty version of its upcoming electric Q4 SUV

08-Jul-2020 04:51

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Audi has unveiled concept renderings of a new “Sportback” version of . Meant to serve as a smaller and more affordable option to the flagship E-Tron, the Q4s are expected to go on sale in 2021 and will start at around $45,000.

The Q4 and the Q4 Sportback are “identical twins” from a technical perspective, according to Audi. As such, the Sportback version will also be powered by parent company Volkswagen’s modular “MEB” platform (an abbreviation of the German phrase for “modular electric drive matrix”) that is going to power a wide range of vehicles across multiple brands. This sets the Q4s apart from the original E-Tron and its variants, which are powered by an Audi-developed electric...

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Facebook ad boycott organizers say meeting with executives was 'disappointing'

08-Jul-2020 04:51

"The company's leaders delivered the same old talking points," one of the organizers says, after a meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others. Facebook says it's "important that we work to get this right."

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Supreme Court says government debt collectors can’t robocall your cell anymore

08-Jul-2020 04:50

Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge

The US Supreme Court has upheld a federal ban on robocalls to cellphones from 1991, and it struck down a provision that exempted government-debt collectors.

“Americans passionately disagree about many things,” reads the majority written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “But they are largely united in their disdain for robocalls.”

The ruling concerns the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which prohibited “almost all robocalls to phones.” A 2015 amendment to the TCPA grants an exception to robocalls made solely to collect debt on behalf of the US government.

The plaintiffs, a group of organizations that included the American Association of Political Consultants,...

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The best Verizon phones available in July 2020

08-Jul-2020 04:47

Whether you want the best or are on a budget, we've found the best Verizon phone for you.

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Apple Music now shows real-time synced lyrics on Samsung Smart TVs

08-Jul-2020 04:35

The feature works on Samsung Smart TV models from 2018 to 2020.

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Fraunhofer’s new H.266 codec promises to cut the cost of streaming 4K video in half

08-Jul-2020 04:23

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, the electrical engineering and computer science division of the esteemed German research organization, , a new video codec standard that promises to bring around 50 percent efficiency gains in streaming video compression.

The codec’s full name is H.266/Versatile Video Coding, as Fraunhofer says it’s designed to be a successor to the industry-standard H.264/Advanced Video Coding (AVC) and H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) formats that combined make up about 90 percent of global digital video transmission and compression on the market today. While HEVC was first released in 2013, the codec has proved controversial due to aggressive patent disputes from its various...

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Facebook boycott organizers call Mark Zuckerberg meeting ‘a disappointment’

08-Jul-2020 04:17

Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge

After months of escalating pressure, leaders from met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives today. But in a call with reporters after the meeting, organizers from Color of Change, Free Press, the NAACP, and the Anti-Defamation League described the meeting as frustrating.

“The meeting that we just left was a disappointment,” said Color of Change president Rashad Robinson. “At this point, we were expecting a very clear answer to the demands we are making, and we did not get that.”

Held on Zoom, the meeting was slightly over an hour, and it included a variety of policy team leads as well as chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and chief product officer Chris Cox. But while...

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The most common Huawei P20 Pro problems, and how to fix them

08-Jul-2020 04:15

We gathered the Huawei P20 Pro problems you might be experiencing, along with some solutions and workarounds.

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Alphabet's Internet-Beaming Loon Balloons Now Providing Service in Kenya

08-Jul-2020 04:04

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has deployed a fleet of internet-delivering, high-altitude balloons in Kenya, an initiative that the company’s CEO said will be “the first of many” future commercial deployments in other parts of the world.

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New York adds more states to COVID-19 travel advisory

08-Jul-2020 04:01

Visitors to New York and New Jersey will have to self-quarantine for two weeks if they're coming from these states.

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The Designer Of The NES Dishes The Dirt On Nintendo's Early Days

08-Jul-2020 04:00

When discussing Nintendo’s rise as a digital dreamsmith in the 80s, game designers like Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi get most of the limelight. But it was the hardware designed by Masayuki Uemura that served up their fantasies to millions around the globe.

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NASA's Curiosity rover kicks off epic 'summer road trip' across Mars

08-Jul-2020 04:00

Get in the rover, kids. We're going to the sulfate-bearing unit!

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The best meal delivery kits for 2020: Blue Apron, Sun Basket and more

08-Jul-2020 04:00

These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. And with shelter-in-place lockdowns, they're more useful than ever.

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Pluto TV rounds out its offerings with hits like South Park and Survivor

08-Jul-2020 03:59

The free streaming service has doubled its content total since last fall and is adding hits like Star Trek: The Next Generation to its lineup.

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Hard-to-find Nintendo Switch Lite lands at Best Buy (for now)

08-Jul-2020 03:55

Just updated: Here's the retail status of the $200 portable version of Nintendo's hot gaming console.

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Want an Oculus Quest? It's in stock, but inventories are limited

08-Jul-2020 03:49

The so-hot-it-won't-stay-in-stock $400 VR headset has been popping in and out of stock for weeks. Here's where you can find it right now.

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Get adventure games worth $174 for $15

08-Jul-2020 03:43

Humble Bundle's latest deal benefits diabetes research and gets you 13 games, including 11 from Telltale.

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Do Your Homework Before Buying a UV Disinfecting Gadget

08-Jul-2020 03:41

It’s likely that in the past few weeks or months, you’ve come across an ad for a UV disinfecting gadget. It makes sense! There’s a novel coronavirus going around wreaking havoc! Your phones are filthy, your bags are filthy, your masks are full of your own face sweat and spit. Maybe, you ought to buy one of those UV…

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Tron 3 movie with Jared Leto rumored to be on the way

08-Jul-2020 03:35

Disney fan blogs are reporting that a new Tron movie with Jared Leto is in the works from Disney. But will Daft Punk do the soundtrack?

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48MP OnePlus Nord camera? This mid-range phone could outshine the OnePlus 8

08-Jul-2020 03:18

The OnePlus Nord could get a quad rear camera headed with a 48MP main shooter, supporting the ‘flagship-level’ rear photo setup we’d heard about earlier.

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The Movement for Black Lives and Environmentalists Are Finding Common Ground

08-Jul-2020 03:08

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the environmental movement have not always walked . However, that tide is slowly shifting. This much-needed unity has never been more clear than in the M4BL’s of the BREATHE Act, a suite of policy proposals, on Tuesday.

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Zoom launches hardware subscription service

08-Jul-2020 02:52

Zoom has partnered with third-party hardware manufacturers to launch Zoom Hardware as a Service.

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HomePod update will let you set a default service for your music needs

08-Jul-2020 02:49

An upcoming change means you'd be able to automatically play Spotify or Pandora with a voice command on your Apple smart speaker, without needing to ask for the service.

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Server Hosting Leaked Secret U.S. Police Files Seized by Germany

08-Jul-2020 02:41

German authorities have reportedly confiscated a server used by the group DDOSecrets to share leaked confidential records belonging to more than 200 state, local, and federal American law enforcement agencies.

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Walmart Plus reportedly challenging Amazon Prime – here are the benefits

08-Jul-2020 02:39

You may finally have an alternative to Amazon Prime. Here's how Walmart plans to take on Jeff Bezos' same-day delivery service.

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Alphabet's Loon internet balloons launch in Kenya in first commercial deployment

08-Jul-2020 02:38

The technology had previously been used only in emergency situations.

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You Can Now Pin Instagram Comments to Your Posts

08-Jul-2020 02:30

Instagram now lets you pin comments to the top of posts. You can pin up to three comments on an individual post, helping you set the tone for the conversation. This is another way in which Instagram is helping to combat online bullying on its platform. Instagram started testing this feature in May 2020, at the same time it let you delete Instagram comments in bulk. Now, Instagram has decided pinned comments are a useful tool in the fight against bullies, and is rolling it out to all users. How to Pin Instagram Comments to the Top of a Post...

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Rousing NASA Perseverance rover mission trailer will get you hyped for Mars

08-Jul-2020 02:27

"We persevere."

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Hamilton on Disney Plus: 6 surprising things to watch for

08-Jul-2020 02:24

Let me tell you what I wish I'd known, when I was young and hadn't seen the show yet.

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Major Movie Theater Chains Sue New Jersey For 'Unconstitutional' Pandemic Closures

08-Jul-2020 02:10

Movie theater giants AMC, Cinemark, and Regal filed a lawsuit yesterday against the state of New Jersey for forcing them to keep their businesses closed during the covid-19 pandemic, yet allowing churches and other places of assembly to remain open. Spotted by , the theater chains have called the…

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Jaws tops list of classic movies people wish they'd seen in the theater

08-Jul-2020 02:03

Going to the movies seems like a distant memory, but as we wait for theaters to reopen, these films have us nostalgic for the big screen.

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SpaceX could send NASA to Jupiter's potentially habitable moon Europa

08-Jul-2020 02:01

Congress has opened the door to a commercial rocket launching a NASA mission to deep space.

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Best life insurance for 2020

08-Jul-2020 02:00

Everything you need to know about the best type of policies -- and the insurance companies that sell them.

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TikTok Users Discover the Secret to Getting Rich: Dogecoin

08-Jul-2020 02:00

The bro influencers of TikTok, released into the wild with sick iPhone hacks and dropshipping tips but a few years ago, have matured from pups to the Wolves of Social Media. Now they’re harnessing that power with a pump-and-dump scheme involving Dogecoin, the joke currency made of memes, and also Elon Musk’s

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Go read this Kotaku story about Ubisoft’s pervasive toxic culture

08-Jul-2020 01:59

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Over the past few weeks, dozens of people connected to the game industry have shared stories of abuse on Twitter. One company, in particular, Ubisoft, has had leveled against high-ranking employees, including executives Tommy François and Maxime Béland. In a story from , Ethan Gach reports that employees of Ubisoft Toronto are speaking up to leadership “with grave concerns about ongoing reported harassment and an inability to feel safe or protected within our own studio” in a letter signed by more than 100 employees.

The report includes several stories about behavior at Ubisoft, including a particularly disturbing incident in which Béland put his hands around a female employee’s neck. Sources describe a culture...

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Aura bolsters security offerings with Pango acquisition

08-Jul-2020 01:47

HotSpot Shield's parent company Pango has been acquired by the digital security company Aura for an undisclosed sum.

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Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Is a Cautionary Tale About the Power Men Wield

08-Jul-2020 01:45

We, and Peter Parker, have heard it a zillion times before: with great power, comes great responsibility. The watchwords of are suffused into the very fabric of who Spider-Man is as a character, and how Sam Raimi in 2002 is no exception. But Raimi’s first swing with Spidey…

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Memes Are Robbing Breonna Taylor of Her Story

08-Jul-2020 01:40

If you believe what you , it’s a beautiful day to arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.

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The Best Tank Games to Play Right Now

08-Jul-2020 01:00

Tank games are a lot of fun, and they come in a range of different styles. From fun arcade games to realistic recreations, the best tank games will appeal to anyone with a love for big cannons. With that in mind, let’s explore the best tank games you can play right now on a range of different platforms. 1. World of Tanks This juggernaut of mechanized warfare is the best tank game for sheer popularity. World of Tanks has well over 100 million registered players, and set at least two Guinness world records for the largest number of concurrent players...

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eSkootr is a high-speed electric scooter racing series launching in 2021

08-Jul-2020 00:58

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A group of Formula One and Formula E drivers is starting a new racing series that will pit competitors against each other on ultra-fast custom-built electric scooters. The series — dubbed “Electric Scooter Championship,” or “eSkootr” — is set to launch in 2021, and the launch video shows riders whizzing through city streets on Tron-style vehicles and wearing matching neon-accented gear.

There are, unfortunately, few other details about the series, like how it’s being funded or who the competitors will be. All the organizers say is that the “category’s affordability removes the high barrier to entry seen in most other motorsport series, and its versatility means the series can recruit from a truly diverse cross-section of competitors –...

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The best mileage apps for small businesses in 2020

08-Jul-2020 00:45

Small businesses need mileage trackers to help them control their time and driving expenses. Give these a try.

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UFC 251 live stream: Usman vs Masvidal details and how to watch online Saturday

08-Jul-2020 00:37

The welterweight title is on the line on "Fight Island" this weekend - here's how to watch UFC 251 online and get a Usman vs Masvidal live stream from anywhere.

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Managed service providers facing more attacks than ever before

08-Jul-2020 00:32

The US Secret Service has issued a security alert warning MSPs and their customers about a recent increase in cyberattacks.

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How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

08-Jul-2020 00:30

It’s not always convenient or possible to glance at your smartphone’s screen as you normally would, but with a few tweaks to your phone’s settings, you can get the most important information without having to look down at the display. Here’s how to get your phone to read the info you need aloud to you through the…

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Uber Eats Postmates for $2.6B, Bolsters Ground Game

08-Jul-2020 00:25

Uber is looking to food delivery for rescue from falling revenues caused by people staying at home because of the pandemic. Gross bookings for Uber Rides have decreased by three percent year over year, the company noted in its Q1 2020 financial report. On July 6, Uber announced that it's acquiring on-demand food delivery service PostMates for $2.65 billion. The deal is expected to close in Q1 2021.

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A Paralyzing Childhood Disease Is Set to Surge This Summer, but Coronavirus Precautions Could Stop It

08-Jul-2020 00:11

Outbreaks of an infectious, polio-like disease have popped up every other summer in the U.S. since 2012. This year, the viral illness would have been expected to surge yet again—but the widespread measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus may also prevent large spikes of the paralyzing condition it can…

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Keystone XL Is Blocked for Now, but the SCOTUS Ruling Helps 70 Other Pipelines

08-Jul-2020 00:10

Climate justice activists have had an ecstatic start to the week. In a 24-hour period, three major planned fossil fuel pipelines were delayed or possibly cancelled altogether: Developers the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday, a court the Dakota Access Pipeline be cancelled on Monday, and just hours…

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What's on Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV Plus and HBO Max this week?

08-Jul-2020 00:04

Here are the highlights of what you can stream this week on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and Apple TV Plus.

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Black Widow will get a 'fitting end' after Avengers: Endgame disappointment

08-Jul-2020 00:03

Director Cate Shortland discusses how Black Widow will bring closure to the character.

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The 15 Best HBO Shows That Make It Worth the Money

08-Jul-2020 00:00

HBO is one of the powerhouses of modern television thanks to its contributions to “peak TV” and highly acclaimed original series. From unique comedies to complex dramas, there’s no denying that the best shows on HBO have gripped television and streaming audiences alike. Whether you’re accessing HBO content via HBO Max or a cable subscription, we have compiled a list of the best HBO shows—including both new HBO shows and classics—that make HBO worth paying for… 1. Westworld Science Fiction Drama | IMDb: 8.7 | Rotten Tomatoes: 82% Westworld is a fictional amusement park for the rich, where lifelike robots...

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Mario Kart Tour: tricks, tips, and how collect all the characters and karts

07-Jul-2020 23:54

Mario Kart Tour is available on iOS and Android, and if you follow this advice you'll be a master in no time.

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Our First Look at Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Appears to Confirm Almost Every Design Rumor

07-Jul-2020 23:50

Just last week, renders allegedly showing the unreleased But now, it appears the Galaxy Note 20 has been photographed in the wild for the first time, confirming details we’ve gleaned from previous reports.

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Best Buy summer sale: deals on 4K TVs, iPhone, Apple Watch, laptops, and more

07-Jul-2020 23:40

We've rounded up Best Buy's top summer sales which include fantastic deals on 4K TVs, the iPhone, Apple Watch, Laptops, headphones, and more.

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Warrior Nun Is the Patron Saint of Boring Chosen Ones

07-Jul-2020 23:30

of Ben Dunn’s Warrior Nun Areala is a series that wants you to have faith. Not necessarily faith in the biblical divinity or that drive the uneven plot forward over 10 episodes, but faith in the narrative trope of an ™ being called upon to save the humanity…

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Halo 3 is finally arriving on PC on July 14

07-Jul-2020 23:29

Microsoft has confirmed that Halo 3 will join The Master Chief Collection next week

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The cheapest Chromecast prices and deals in July 2020

07-Jul-2020 23:22

We check Chromecast prices from thousands of retailers every day so you always get the cheapest deals.

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This could be our first real-world look at the massive Samsung Galaxy Note 20

07-Jul-2020 23:21

New images show a device with a glossy black finish and rectangular camera bump

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Shared hosting vs VPS hosting: Which package should I choose?

07-Jul-2020 23:15

Having trouble deciding which type of hosting to choose? We'll explain all the important differences here.

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The best Beats headphones 2020: prices, sales and cheap deals

07-Jul-2020 23:14

We've checked the prices on every model of Beats, including iPhone XS compatible ones, so you can find the best prices.

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13 Things You Can Buy to Beat the Summer Heat

07-Jul-2020 23:00

The weird, rambunctious, and fragile human species was designed to operate safely within a very specific and narrow range of temperatures, and yet we’re constantly battling a massive fireball that just casually hangs out in the middle of our sky. And I’m no scientist, but apparently, it’s also

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New Snapchat Features You Need to Know About and May Have Missed

07-Jul-2020 23:00

Few apps are updated quite as dramatically as Snapchat. The app’s last major update happened in 2017, and while this oft-maligned redesign famously lost the platform millions of users, Snapchat’s minor updates tend to be less controversial. Unfortunately, they can also be harder to understand at first glance. Whether you’re new to the app, or just double-checking updates, we’ve rounded up a list of new Snapchat features you need to know about. How Do You Get the Latest Update for Snapchat? So long as you’ve updated the app to the latest release version, you should see some bug fixes and...

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Get unlimited data with this OnePlus 7T Pro deal for an impressively low £32/pm

07-Jul-2020 22:51

OnePlus 7T Pro deals offer some awesome specs with no limits on data. All of that comes at £32 a month on the Three network.

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Russian Space Advisor and Defense Journalist Arrested For Treason

07-Jul-2020 22:50

Longtime Russian defense journalist and more recent government advisor on space issues, Ivan Safronov has been arrested in Moscow and charged with treason, according to a new report from the . Safronov faces 20 years in prison and the trial will reportedly be conducted behind closed doors.

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The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

07-Jul-2020 22:45

Pregnant polar bears enter dens when they give birth for up to eight months. The process makes bear moms super vulnerable—they fast, surviving off the fat on their bodies, and can lose up to 43% of their body weight. And in that environment, the moms must care for their newborn cubs.

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Stay Cool for the Summer With $50 off This Dyson Hot + Cool Fan

07-Jul-2020 22:30

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Disney World Is Still Reopening This Weekend as Florida's Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

07-Jul-2020 22:22

Florida is . The novel coronavirus pandemic has surged across the state, passing 200,000 cases over the July 4 weekend. However, that hasn’t stopped Florida leaders from defending decision to , calling it a “safe environment” for park guests—even though…

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How to Mute People on Social Media: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and More

07-Jul-2020 22:00

No matter what you use social media for, you probably have all your friends and family on there. And while you may love and respect those people, seeing every single thing they post online can make your life way more chaotic than it should be. On top of that, you might even have contacts who post things that either don’t concern you or actively annoy you. This is where the Mute button comes into play. So, in this article, we detail how to mute people on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. How to Mute People on Facebook...

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How to sell your smartphone

07-Jul-2020 21:15

Clear out your old phones and turn them into cash with our comprehensive guide to selling your smartphone.

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The 5 Best iPhone Clipboard Managers

07-Jul-2020 21:00

You’ve probably used the iPhone clipboard more times than you can count for copying and pasting text between apps. And while the built-in clipboard is helpful, it has some limits. Most notably, it can only store one piece of information at a time. Thankfully, a number of third-party clipboard apps can step in and provide some additional features. Let’s take a look at what the iPhone’s built-in clipboard can do, then offer some great alternative iPhone clipboard managers. A Look at the iPhone Clipboard By itself, the iPhone clipboard isn’t exactly impressive. There’s no actual clipboard app and no real...

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OnePlus Nord launch event to take place in augmented reality on July 21

07-Jul-2020 20:43

The company is up to its gimmicky phone launch tricks again

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New Moto G 5G Plus does phones in 2020 right, delivering specs and value

07-Jul-2020 20:00

You get everything from 5G to a 90Hz refresh rate screen, all for less than $400

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9 Ways to Speed Up Steam and Download Games Faster

07-Jul-2020 20:00

Steam is the number one choice for PC gaming. The digital distribution channel and online community is home to most games—but sometimes it runs slow. If you’re keen to start playing this can be frustrating. To help, we’ve compiled the best tips to stop Steam throttling download speeds and other performance tweaks for faster gaming. 1. Close All Other Apps It doesn’t matter if you use a gaming behemoth from Alienware or a $500 budget home-built gaming PC. If you’re about to start gaming, make sure you have closed any non-essential apps. Irrelevant software running alongside Steam can use data...

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7 Cheap PopSockets Phone Grip Alternatives

07-Jul-2020 19:00

Everywhere you go, you’ll see a PopSocket stuck to the back to someone’s phone. PopSockets definitely come in handy when you want to get a better grip on your phone, but they’re not for everyone. In case you want to distance yourself from the PopSockets trend, you’ll be happy to hear that there are plenty of cheap PopSockets alternatives. For affordable phone grips that don’t compromise quality, try out one of these awesome phone grips. 1. Syncwire Cell Phone Ring Holder Stand Syncwire Cell Phone Ring Holder Stand Syncwire Cell Phone Ring Holder Stand Buy Now On Amazon $8.49 The...

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New DoD Security Regulations Have Ramifications for IT Contractors

07-Jul-2020 18:00

With billions of dollars of federal contracts at stake, information technology providers are being swept up in the tide of a new U.S. Department of Defense information security requirement that will become mandatory for IT providers and other companies doing business with DoD. While IT companies already incorporate data protection elements in the products and services they provide to DoD, the department is raising the bar on the way vendors should handle information security.

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The Best Way to Give a Keynote Presentation Over Zoom or Skype

07-Jul-2020 18:00

When working remotely, you may need to deliver a Keynote presentation over Zoom, Skype, or other video conferencing apps. This is daunting at first—especially if you aren’t tech savvy—but there are two simple methods you can use to do it. Keynote Live is the best option, which lets you share your presentation slides with anyone online. If that isn’t available, you can share your Mac screen over Zoom or Skype instead. We’ll explain each of these methods in more detail below. Share Your Presentation Online With Keynote Live Keynote Live is a tool that lets you share your presentation online...

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DHS Brings Web App to Coronavirus Fight

07-Jul-2020 18:00

The Department of Homeland Security, through its Science & Technology Directorate, has released a web app to help predict the decay rate of coronavirus in the air. The tool, entitled "Estimated Airborne Decay of SARS-CoV-2," accounts for the ambient temperature, relative humidity, and UV index in an outdoor environment to determine how much exposure time is required to "inactivate" certain proportions of aerosolized coronavirus.

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The Current State of Open-Source Testing Tools

07-Jul-2020 18:00

Tricentis and three survey project collaborators recently published findings that provide new insights on global trends in open-source testing. The study focused on the open-source tool testing industry, not how or if companies and software developers test their code. The results revealed that a lack of technical skills is the major roadblock to open-source tool adoption.

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How to Do More With Windows 10 Using PowerToys

07-Jul-2020 17:00

PowerToys are a collection of free utilities for Windows 10 power users. It aims to streamline the Windows experience for greater productivity. PowerToys first launched for Windows 95, then Windows XP, and is now back as an open-source project for Windows 10. PowerToys lets you bulk rename files, batch resize images, quick launch applications, and more. We’re going to show you how to download PowerToys and how to use the tools it offers. What Are PowerToys? PowerToys are a series of free tools that are designed to improve the functionality of the Windows operating system. PowerToys for Windows 95 was...

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ICE Threatens International Students With 'Immigration Consequences' if Schools Go Online-Only

07-Jul-2020 06:55

International students in the U.S. will be forced to attend at least some of their fall semester classes during the , or their visas to enter the country will be revoked, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) .

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Slack’s new notification schedules give you your weekends back

07-Jul-2020 06:45

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Slack you choose when you get notifications on a per-day basis, meaning you can finally stop getting Slack pings over the weekend.

Previously, Slack let you set when you were “available” to receive notifications, but those preferences would also roll over to the weekends. That meant you could get Slack distracting and unnecessary notifications on your computer or phone while you were enjoying an otherwise lazy Sunday.

Now, though, you’ll be able to set when you are comfortable getting notifications but turn on a blanket no-notification policy for weekends (or whichever days/times work best for your schedule) if you want.

When you have notifications turned off, you’ll be in...

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Apple Might Make Future MacBook Keyboards Out of Glass, and I'm Concerned

07-Jul-2020 06:45

When I saw that Apple recently filed a made of glass, possibly for use in future Bluetooth desktop or MacBook keyboards, I was intrigued. This could be Apple’s solution to making a longer-lasting and more reliable keyboard, something the company has struggled with over the…

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Google, Twitter, and Facebook Stop Handing Over User Data to Hong Kong Cops

07-Jul-2020 06:06

When Hong Kong passed its shiny new national security law , the city’s authorities were probably expecting a bit of pushback from the locals, who’ve called the new regime everything from “” to “” to nothing less than the Chinese Communist Party’s “.”

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Hamilton on Disney Plus: First-timers debate whether it meets the hype

07-Jul-2020 06:04

Review: The hit Broadway musical has been heaped with critical acclaim for years. So what's it like finally seeing it after so much buzz?

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F5 issues fixes for major cybersecurity flaw

07-Jul-2020 06:03

Two vulnerabilities in F5's BIG-IP application could be exploited to gain full control over a vulnerable device.

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Android Users Blessed With Dark Mode Support for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

07-Jul-2020 06:01

I have made a terrible mistake. I, the owner of an Apple-made miniature computer I carry with me everywhere, am experiencing a profound feeling of regret over the decision to procure this particular gadget over one that runs on Android. Because beginning this week, Android users will officially have access to a…

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Best mesh Wi-Fi routers 2020: the best wireless mesh routers for large homes

07-Jul-2020 05:32

From Netgear Orbi to Google Wifi, these are the best Wi-Fi mesh routers you can buy today.

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Mac mini 2020 release date, price and specs: everything we know

07-Jul-2020 05:29

The Mac mini 2020 is out now, so we gathered everything we know about it. Check it out to see if the Mac mini 2020 is the right upgrade for you.

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Best ultrawide monitors 2020: the top ultrawide monitors we've tested

07-Jul-2020 05:15

With an Ultrawide monitor, you can get more immersed in your games and get more work done. Read on to find the best ultrawide monitors you can buy today

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The best-sounding wireless earbuds: Sony, Sennheiser and more

07-Jul-2020 05:15

Many people are looking for cheap true wireless headphones, but if you're looking for something with top-notch sound, this is the list for you.

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ICE says international students must take in-person classes to remain in the US

07-Jul-2020 05:12

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The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has that in order to remain in the country for the fall 2020 semester, international students must take in-person classes at their schools. Students who remain in the US but take entirely online courses may face “immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.”

“There will still be accommodations to provide flexibility to schools and nonimmigrant students, but as many institutions across the country reopen, there is a concordant need to resume the carefully balanced protections implemented by federal regulations,” states ICE’s announcement.

New students matriculating at schools offering fully online programs will not receive visas, per...

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macOS 11 Big Sur: release date, name and features

07-Jul-2020 05:12

Here's everything we know about macOS Big Sur, the biggest change to macOS in years.

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Bird denies getting $10 million COVID-19 loan

07-Jul-2020 05:11

The electric scooter company says it was "erroneously listed" in the government's data.

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2021 Kia K5 priced from $24,455, just $100 more than current Optima - Roadshow

07-Jul-2020 05:06

Kia's renamed midsize sedan goes on sale this month.

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The best wired streaming device to save your home Wi-Fi bandwidth

07-Jul-2020 05:00

Streaming Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Disney Plus or Hulu can occupy your Wi-Fi. Try running an Ethernet connection instead.

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WhatsApp says it won't hand over user data to Hong Kong authorities

07-Jul-2020 04:49

Tech firms are pausing information requests in Hong Kong now that China's national security law has gone into effect.

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How to change your inbox layout in Gmail

07-Jul-2020 04:47

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Gmail offers you several customizable formats — so many that you can have multiple Gmail accounts and they can all look completely different. For example, you can have all of your emails in one long list, you can separate your messages into multiple tabs, or you can have your inbox split into unread and read messages.

In addition to that, there are several other ways to organize your inbox, from adding a reading pane to coming up with your own categories for organizing emails. Here’s how you can customize your Gmail interface and explore all of the options.

How to change your inbox layout:

  • Click on the cog icon in the top-right corner of the screen
  • A “Quick settings” sidebar will open on the right side of your inbox, which will allow...

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It’s in Z name: Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to be ‘folded’ into the Z series

07-Jul-2020 04:41

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is reportedly getting named the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to align it within a new Z-series foldable family of devices.

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How to enable and use Gmail’s AI-powered Smart Reply and Smart Compose tools

07-Jul-2020 04:34

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Leading up to Gmail’s 15th birthday last year, Google added a lot of productivity and machine learning tools to its email service. (It may also have been trying to make up for the , but that’s an argument for another day.) Additions included a way for Gmail to write email subject lines for you and schedule an email to send at a later time.

It can be a little confusing to navigate some of Gmail’s features. In this tutorial, we’re going to focus on Gmail’s auto-completion tools Smart Reply and Smart Compose, which are designed to save time.

Letting a machine help write emails and subject lines for you can feel a bit unusual, but if you’re open to at least trying it out for yourself, here are the ways to...

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MCU Black Widow movie to pass the torch to Florence Pugh, report says

07-Jul-2020 04:30

The future of Black Widow will examine the character's comic book origins.

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The best video doorbell camera for 2020

07-Jul-2020 04:30

Are you looking for a new doorbell? Start here.

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Need a pulse oximeter? These models are still in stock, starting at $24

07-Jul-2020 04:30

Don't pay jacked-up prices to measure your heart rate and blood oxygen saturation.

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Facebook, Twitter, Google pause review of Hong Kong requests for user data

07-Jul-2020 04:21

Tech giants are assessing a new national security law China imposed on Hong Kong.

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Best indoor home security cameras for 2020

07-Jul-2020 04:15

Find out which indoor cams are the best at keeping an eye on things.

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Supreme Court strikes debt-collector exception for robocall ban

07-Jul-2020 04:14

Thanks to a decision from the high court on Monday, consumers won't have to deal with annoying robocalls to their cellphones from debt collectors.

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Comet Neowise could be a 'great' one. Here's how to catch it

07-Jul-2020 04:13

It's already possible to see it with just binoculars or even the naked eye as it comes closer to Earth this month.

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Best VR headset for 2020

07-Jul-2020 04:00

Oculus Quest, HTC Vive or PSVR? It all depends on who you are, and how much you want to spend.

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Google Plus is officially gone after its mobile apps are rebranded as Google Currents

07-Jul-2020 03:57

Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge

Google Plus, the company’s failed social network, is officially gone as of today. After Google Plus personal accounts were shut down , Google announced that it would be replacing the social network for enterprise users . Currents is generally available , and the Google Plus and apps have been rebranded to Google Currents to reflect the change ().

Currents, given its enterprise focus, is designed to help people within organizations communicate with each other. Users can post and comment on discussions and can see content in a News Feed-like “home stream,” which can be ranked by relevance or chronologically, . G Suite admins can also moderate...

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now have a dark theme on Android

07-Jul-2020 03:52

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Google is rolling out a dark mode for its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on .

The tech giant says all Android users will gain access to the dark theme within the next two weeks. Users can activate the dark theme on Docs, Sheets, or Slides by going to the respective app’s settings. Google also says that the apps will automatically use your system theme, meaning if your device already has dark theme enabled, you will not have to enable it manually in these apps.

Last year, Google promised to . It’s slowly added dark mode to a number of apps in the year since, including , , and , though some apps such as Google Maps do not have dark mode...

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Algae in the Alps turns snow pink, but it might be a red flag, report says

07-Jul-2020 03:51

More "watermelon snow" in the Italian Alps could be a sign of fast-melting ice.

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Google, Facebook, and Twitter halt government data requests after new Hong Kong security law

07-Jul-2020 03:42

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google, Facebook, and Twitter are pausing the processing of data requests from the Hong Kong government as they review a new security law that went into effect on July 1st. Google put its pause into place as soon as the law took effect last Wednesday.

“[W]hen the law took effect, we paused production on any new data requests from Hong Kong authorities,” a Google spokesperson told The Verge in an email, “and we’ll continue to review the details of the new law,” the spokesperson said.

Twitter also halted its handling of government requests as of July 1st, with Facebook announcing its pause on Monday, .

Social media platforms typically produce private user information in response to valid court orders,...

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NASA Curiosity rover starts epic 'summer road trip' across Mars

07-Jul-2020 03:37

Get in the rover, kids. We're going to the sulfate-bearing unit!

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Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons could earn you $1,000

07-Jul-2020 03:37

Forget bells. We're talking cash.

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Reddit's Solution to the Stress of Moderating 2020 Is a First-Come First-Served Mindfulness App Subscription

07-Jul-2020 03:34

It’s been a very hard year, for a lot of reasons. If you’re one of the thousands of unpaid moderators of Reddit, you’ve likely had to deal with misinformation, harassment, conspiracy theories, hate speech: all the stuff that makes being online an intolerable nightmare. By means of showing gratitude, the site appears…

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The best shower head for 2020

07-Jul-2020 03:30

Make your morning routine better with the best shower head. We help you sort through the options to find the one that will make getting clean feel great.

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The Very Best Smart Home Gadgets

07-Jul-2020 03:30

Smart home gadgets have gotten a lot better over the past few years, and thanks to big improvements in wifi connectivity, energy efficiency, and more, it’s possible to control almost anything in your house with just your voice. Most of us are spending even more time at home recently (whether we like it or not), so now…

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Google discontinues the Pixel 3a

07-Jul-2020 03:23

The lower-cost phone is not being restocked.

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Uber buys Postmates for $2.65 billion, getting deeper into deliveries

07-Jul-2020 03:22

The ride-hailing company says the move will help expand its efforts to deliver groceries, essentials and other goods.

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America's Dad Sounds Kinda Mad at Apple

07-Jul-2020 03:10

When it was announced last month that Greyhound, a WWII drama written by and starring Tom Hanks, had amid a movie release schedule upended by coronavirus, I couldn’t help but wonder what Hanks would make of Apple’s, uh, approach to its entertainment projects.…

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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancellation Shows How Far Fossil Fuels Have Fallen

07-Jul-2020 03:00

After a years-long campaign waged by environmental justice activists, energy giants Duke and Dominion abruptly cancelled their plans to build an $8 billion, 600-mile fracked gas pipeline on Sunday, “ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty,” as well as “litigation risk.”

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Why There's No Simple Answer to Whether the Coronavirus Is Airborne

07-Jul-2020 03:00

Hundreds of scientists across the world have just petitioned the World Health Organization via an open letter with one demand: Acknowledge publicly that the coronavirus behind covid-19 can be airborne, meaning it can spread through the air (and linger there) via tiny aerosols emitted by the breath of infected people,…

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3D Build & Play is 3D printing for preschoolers that's 20% off

07-Jul-2020 02:43

3Doodler has a 3D playset with backgrounds, themed stories and molds to make the characters -- right now, just $24.

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OK, Sure, Let’s Just Add Some Bubonic Plague to the Mix

07-Jul-2020 02:37

On Sunday, officials in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China, recorded a case of bubonic plague, otherwise known as the Black Death, while another case was reportedly detected in neighboring Mongolia. Thankfully there’s about a pandemic yet—other than the one we are currently facing and…

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Hamilton on Disney Plus: 6 surprising things to watch for

07-Jul-2020 02:28

Let me tell you what I wish I'd known, when I was young and hadn't seen the show yet.

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Chrome 86 could offer improved battery life thanks to this trick

07-Jul-2020 02:27

The Chromium team has improved Chrome's real-world battery life by limiting the frequency of JavaScript timers.

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Ennio Morricone, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly composer, dies aged 91

07-Jul-2020 02:27

He won an Oscar in 2016 for his work on Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.

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Climate change leading to Arctic spider baby boom

07-Jul-2020 02:14

Scientists discover Arctic wolf spiders are doubling their egg production due to warmer weather.

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Microsoft Will Axe Control Panel From Windows 10, We're Calling It Now

07-Jul-2020 02:10

Microsoft seems to be getting a kick out seeing users struggle to find Windows 10 features these days. After moving the feature in the latest version, 2004, and Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education users can manually delay updates, the company is now experimenting with…

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Jay Leno dives into the world of subscription-based EV company Canoo - Roadshow

07-Jul-2020 02:08

The former Tonight Show host even gets a stint behind the wheel of an early test vehicle on public roads.

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Amazon May Have to Share Its Algorithm If India’s New Ecommerce Policy Passes

07-Jul-2020 01:30

I think we can all agree that the chokehold that Amazon wields over the ecommerce landscape is, quite frankly, a pain in the ass. It’s a pain in the ass for the of third-party sellers at the mercy of its platform. It’s a pain in the ass for the lawmakers who’ve the past year and change desperately…

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AMD graphics cards: the best AMD GPUs you can buy today

07-Jul-2020 01:19

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