hardware

Xiaomi, accused of tracking 'private' phone use, defends data practices

02-May-2020 03:12

A security researcher says the company was tracking behavior and harvesting data from his Redmi Note 8.

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India's Mandated Contact Tracing App Is An Invasive, Insecure Mess

02-May-2020 03:11

No matter about contact tracing, it’s been openly embraced by federal authorities around the world, from , to , to, well,, as a way to curb the spread of the current pandemic. And while every country grapples with the long-term privacy implications of downloading this sort of…

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Ford Ranger's little brother could be named Maverick

02-May-2020 03:08

Evidence mounts that Ford has a small pickup truck in the works, and it looks like Maverick might be the name.

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EPA denies Elon Musk's claims over Tesla Model S range test

02-May-2020 03:07

Musk says testers left the keys in the car and the door open, which sapped some of its range; now the EPA says that's not the case.

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Schiff asks Google, Twitter to follow Facebook's example in fighting COVID-19 misinformation

02-May-2020 03:06

US Rep. Adam Schiff likes that Facebook is directing users to info from the WHO. Twitter and Google should do something similar, he says.

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The 10 Best Deals of May 1, 2020

02-May-2020 03:00

You’ve heard of our , but now, in rare form, we’re bringing back a classic (at least for today): our pick of the 10 BEST deals after sifting through ALL the options ourselves. Opinions may vary on what is and isn’t classified as a bargain, and that’s okay. At the end of the day, what matters it that…

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Will Ferrell crashes Seattle Seahawks video meeting, pretends to be new player

02-May-2020 02:59

Don't expect him to be on special teams, but he's already drawing up his own NFL plays.

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hardware

FDA authorizes experimental drug remdesivir for emergency use in COVID-19 patients

02-May-2020 02:56

Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times/Pool/Getty Images

The Food and Drug Administration just authorized the of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug, to treat COVID-19.

Emergency authorization does not mean that the drug is FDA-approved, a standard that only comes after a detailed review showing that a drug can safely and effectively treat a particular disease. The agency can issue an emergency use authorization (EUA) for unapproved medical products that may help treat a life-threatening disease when no approved alternatives are available, and that’s what it did here.

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hardware

Elon Musk lied about the EPA’s Tesla Model S test, agency claims

02-May-2020 02:53

The Environmental Protection Agency denied Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s claim that the agency made a mistake in its test of the Model S sedan, which resulted in a lower range than Musk thought was deserved.

, Musk claimed that the Tesla Model S Long Range should be the first electric vehicle to sport a 400-mile range, and that the EPA’s 391-mile rating was the result of a snafu. Musk said someone had left the keys in the vehicle and the door open overnight, causing the Model S to enter into a “waiting for driver” mode that depleted 2 percent of the vehicle’s battery. This resulted in the slightly less than 400-mile range.

Not so, said the EPA. “We can confirm that EPA tested the vehicle properly, the door was...

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features

The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima release dates confirmed by Sony

02-May-2020 02:50

Naughty Dog's PS4 exclusive was delayed indefinitely earlier this month, but its release only slipped a few weeks to June 19.

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