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Jan 18, 2019

Alienware m15 review: Dell's first thin gaming laptop doesn't disappoint
Alienware finally made a thin and light gaming laptop, and it was worth the wait. For years, Dell's gaming brand has been pumping out powerful, but hefty gaming machines. The Alienware m15, though, is its first step towards a truly modern laptop...

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Jan 18, 2019

Epic Games will pause 'Fortnite' updates ahead of events to help pros
Epic Games is changing the way it handles Fortnite patches to give pros more time to adjust to game-impacting tweaks. Competitive players can now expect updates to arrive a few days to a week prior to a tournament so as not to catch anyone by surpris...

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Jan 18, 2019

How Riot rebranded its European esports league
Esports is growing up. The stages and broadcast packages are becoming more glamorous to entice viewers and traditional advertisers. Teams are investing heavily in merchandise, coaching staff and training facilities. Players, meanwhile, are commanding...

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Jan 18, 2019

Google Maps speed limit signs appear in more US cities
Google Maps is showing the local speed limit to more users across the US. After debuting in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio, Brazil, the feature has now been spotted in New York City, Los Angeles, and Minnesota, according to Android Police. It's u...

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Jan 18, 2019

Mystery company buys Meta's augmented reality tech
After a promising start, AR startup Meta's assets have been sold to an unknown buyer, reports TechCrunch and other sites. Meta fell on hard times in September after a promised $20 million investment from a Chinese company fell through over trade tens...

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Jan 18, 2019

The Morning After: Google's smartwatch and Netflix vs. 'Fortnite'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good Friday morning. No self-lacing sneakers today, but we do have a giant tractor. Less randomly, Google is buying Fossil's smartwatch tech arm, we take a closer look at the AIs that gamble and a robot dog pick...

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Jan 18, 2019

Tesla is laying off 7 percent of its full-time employees
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company is laying off 7 percent of its full-time employees in an effort to cut costs and increase profits. He revealed that while Tesla will run a second consecutive quarterly profit, it will be less than wh...

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Jan 18, 2019

Bandcamp will open its first record store in California next month
Bands and indie artists using Bandcamp to sell their music and merchandise might soon see their creations sold in the service's first brick-and-mortar location. The online platform, known for providing musicians an online portal where they can sell d...

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Jan 18, 2019

Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools
Verizon will give all its subscribers free access to its spam alert and call blocking tools, so long as their phones can support the features. The carrier originally rolled out those tools over a year ago as part of its $3-per-month Call Filter add-o...

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Jan 17, 2019

Swiss watchmaker's latest jab at the Apple Watch has no hands
Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie is no stranger to taking digs at the Apple Watch. Its latest form of social commentary, however, is rather unique. The company has unveiled the Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black, a mechanical watch that once more riffs...

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Jan 17, 2019

Akai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop
Akai made its name around the early 90s thanks to its line of relatively affordable S-series samplers and the (now legendary) MPC. Since then, the company has continued to release new spins on those mainstays, the latest of which is the all-in-one Fo...

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Jan 17, 2019

Twitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years
A bug that has plagued Twitter since 2014 exposed the tweets of some Android users that were intended to be private. Twitter first disclosed the issue on its Help Center today after apparently fixing the issue on January 14th. The bug didn't affect p...

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Jan 17, 2019

Oxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei
Huawei has faced increasing resistance from the US government and other countries, and now Oxford University has joined the growing number of groups distancing themselves from the company. The university, for now, will no longer accept research grant...

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Jan 17, 2019

Google shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws
Google hasn't been shy about decrying the consequences of the EU's proposed Copyright Directive. Now, however, it's using stark visuals to illustrate its point. The company recently told Search Engine Land that it was experimenting with a version of...

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Jan 17, 2019

Walmart reportedly ditches planned streaming service to focus on Vudu
Walmart has abandoned its plans to launch a new streaming video service, according to a report from CNBC. Instead of throwing resources behind a new product, the company will instead focus its attention on expanding its existing video platform Vudu....

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Jan 17, 2019

Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal
Facebook released its Portal and Portal smart displays two months ago, at the tail end of a scandal-ridden year in which data leaks and privacy incidents were abundant. So, the company faced a tough battle in convincing consumers to buy a smart disp...

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Jan 17, 2019

Sorry, MasterCard's free trial protection only applies to physical goods
Yesterday, MasterCard announced a new feature that would protect its customers from the automatic billing that kicks in after a free trial. The policy will require merchants to notify users about the end of the free trial, the cost of continuing with...

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Jan 17, 2019

Air Force gives 3D-printed rocket company Cape Canaveral launch pad
Relativity Space, a startup that aspires to create 3D printed rockets, has secured a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The company announced Thursday a five-year agreement with the US Air Force that will allow the company to operate out of Launch Complex...

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Jan 17, 2019

Netflix points to 'Fortnite' as competition after its price hike
Just days after revealing higher prices coming to customers in the US, Netflix is revealing its Q4 2018 results, and it's already looking to the future. While a few years ago Netflix was the "Albanian army" coming to take on HBO, execs said in a lett...

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Jan 17, 2019

Michael Cohen reportedly paid for fake Twitter flattery
Let's play a game of "would you rather." Would you rather an investigation upend criminal details about your past that land you in jail and put your business dealings under public scrutiny, or would you rather that investigation unearth the fact that...

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Jan 17, 2019

ACLU sues US government over social media surveillance of immigrants
The ACLU has sued the federal government, naming the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, ICE, US Customs and Border Protection, US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the State Department as defendants. The civil...

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Jan 17, 2019

Wirecutter's best deals: TorGuard VPN service is half-off
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Jan 17, 2019

Louis Vuitton wireless earbuds will cost you almost $1,000
Louis Vuitton is bringing its luxury brand to the world of audio. The French fashion house is teaming up with New York City-based audio company Master & Dynamic to create Louis Vuitton's first branded earbuds. The Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones...

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Jan 17, 2019

John Deere wants to remind the world that it's a tech company
John Deere has been to CES before. The company known for its dark green tractors with the yellow deer on them has rubbed shoulders with the smart TVs, smart light bulbs, smart cars, smart switches and smart toothbrushes for years. But 2019 was a...

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Jan 17, 2019

Google will buy Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 million
Google's commitment to improving its smartwatch platform is about to extend beyond overhauling its software. The internet giant has agreed to buy some of the intellectual property behind Fossil's smartwatch technology in a $40 million deal. While t...

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Jan 17, 2019

AMD is edging closer to breaking NVIDIA's graphic dominance
After AMD released its seven-nanometer Radeon VII graphics card with impressive-looking performance, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang responded by essentially trashing it. "The performance is lousy and there's nothing new," he told PC World. "No ray tracing,...

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Jan 17, 2019

AI is better at bluffing than professional gamblers
The act of gambling on games of chance has been around as long as the games themselves. For as long as there's been money to be made wagering on the uncertain outcomes of these events, bettors have been leveraging mathematics to give them an edge on...

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Jan 17, 2019

Microsoft might surprise us with HoloLens 2 next month
Microsoft has hinted it could reveal the long-awaited HoloLens 2 next month. It sent out invites to a press event taking place on February 24th, which CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and technical fellow Alex Kipman will host. Given the names invo...

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Jan 17, 2019

Mattel's free 'Uno' mobile game is now available worldwide
While third-party Uno apps have been around for some time, Mattel released its own mobile version of the classic card game in certain countries and on Facebook Instant Games last year. Now, the toymaker and NetEase, through their Mattel163 studio, ar...

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Jan 17, 2019

Shareholders ask Amazon to halt sales of facial recognition tech
A group of Amazon shareholders has filed a resolution requesting the company stop selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies until a review can determine whether it has the potential to violate civil rights. Organized by the non...

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Jan 17, 2019

Spotify's Car View helps cut the distractions for drivers
Following Spotify's integration with Google Maps and Waze, the music streaming service is rolling out some in-car controls within its own app. 9to5Google has spotted a "Car View" mode inside Spotify for Android, which automatically enables a driver-f...

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Jan 17, 2019

Researchers train robot dog to pick itself back up after a fall
Researchers have taught a robot dog to overcome one of the toughest challenges for a four-legged droid: how to get back up after a fall. In a paper published in the Science Robotics journal, its Swiss creators describe how they trained a neural netwo...

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Jan 17, 2019

Tim Cook calls for a regulatory body to oversee data brokers
Apple chief Tim Cook has always been a vocal champion of privacy, even going so far as to publicly criticize other tech giants' data practices. Back in 2018, he called for GDPR-like laws in the US -- now he's calling for a regulatory body to oversee...

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Jan 17, 2019

BMW launches a performance Series-7 PHEV
BMW has launched its 2020 7-series sedans, and controversy about the ginormous grill aside, they're some of the company's highest-tech models yet. The 740e xDrive has a plug-in hybrid 389 HP V6 with a 12.0 kWh battery that should allow for some groce...

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Jan 17, 2019

Fitbit users can share data with the National Institutes of Health
Fitbit is following a stellar 2018, which saw it bounce back to profit thanks in part to its Versa smartwatch, by diving even further into healthcare. As part of a new team-up with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fitbit is letting users sync...

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Jan 17, 2019

Facebook purges more than 500 Russian-led disinformation pages
"Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior" is such an anodyne way of describing weaponizing information to poison attitudes and democracies. That's the euphemism that Facebook is employing to talk about its latest purge of accounts and pages that may be part...

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Jan 17, 2019

The Morning After: Larger Hadron Collider and return of RAZR
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Are you ready for another RAZR? Motorola probably hopes so, but in the meantime we're taking Tesla's latest driving assist for a road trip and trying on some self-tightening basketball shoes.

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Jan 17, 2019

Facebook makes its image compression tech available to all
Most applications need to compress the photos you upload, because better cameras also mean bigger image files. The larger the file is, the more data you use and the longer the upload takes. Facebook is helping smaller developers address the need for...

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Jan 17, 2019

Tesla's referral perks are going away
Tesla is ending its customer referrals scheme that gives free electric charging to its EV buyers, among other perks. In a tweet, Elon Musk announced the program will end on February 1st, stating in a subsequent reply that it's "adding too much cost t...

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Jan 17, 2019

Microsoft pledges $500 million to help Seattle's housing crisis
Microsoft is putting its massive balance sheet to good use by pledging $500 million to help address the housing crisis in the greater Seattle area. According to The New York Times, it's the most ambitious effort by a tech company to solve housing and...

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Jan 17, 2019

'Sea of Thieves' will take up less space after pending update
There is good news and bad news for Sea of Thieves players regarding the game's next update. The bad news is you'll have to download and reinstall the entire game. The good news is, as a result of some behind the scenes improvements made by developer...

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Jan 17, 2019

Ford is developing a fully electric F-series pickup truck
Ford is taking steps to future-proof its business by developing not just a hybrid, but a fully electric pickup truck. Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, has announced at an event in Detroit that the automaker is electrifying the F-series....

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Jan 17, 2019

Android Q may include a dark theme and desktop mode
Many Android users still don't have Pie yet, but details are already emerging for its follow-up. XDA says it has obtained a very early build of Android Q (Quiche? Queso?) that hints at Google's plans. For one, there's a system-wide dark theme. Th...

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Jan 16, 2019

Collection 1 data breach covers more than 772 million email addresses
If you're signed up for one of the many services that alerts you to data breaches when they're discovered (if you're not, you probably should be) then you likely have an email waiting for you. Troy Hunt runs Have I Been Pwned where he makes it his bu...

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Jan 16, 2019

LG smartphone rumor suggests a 'second screen' add-on
Samsung has already teased its future of "Infinity Flex" foldable devices that blur the line between phone and tablet, and while we'd heard LG would show off something similar at CES last week, it didn't. Now CNET cites anonymous sources indicating t...

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Jan 16, 2019

Sprint lets you chat with customer service reps through iMessage
Apple's Business Chat, which lets you chat with companies through iMessage, was announced in 2017, though adoption has been somewhat slow. From today, however, Sprint customers can connect with customer service reps directly using the Messages app on...

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Jan 16, 2019

'Westworld Mobile' game pulled following Bethesda lawsuit
It's now clearer just how Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. resolved that Bethesda lawsuit over Westworld Mobile's similarity to Fallout Shelter... and it's not looking good for the android theme park contingent. Behaviour and WB have pulled We...

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Jan 16, 2019

SpaceX isn't moving Starship development to southern Texas (update)
SpaceX's decision to construct its Starship test vehicle in Texas may have just been the harbinger of things to come. The LA Times has claimed that development and assembly of Starship and its Super Heavy booster system will take place in southern Te...

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Jan 16, 2019

SpaceX moves Starship development to southern Texas (update: no)
SpaceX's decision to construct its Starship test vehicle in Texas may have just been the harbinger of things to come. The LA Times has claimed that development and assembly of Starship and its Super Heavy booster system will take place in southern Te...

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Jan 16, 2019

MasterCard won't let companies automatically bill you after free trials
We've all made the mistake of starting a free trial and forgetting to cancel it before the billing period kicks in. Now, MasterCard will protect against this. The company announced a new policy that will require merchants to get authorization from yo...

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Jan 16, 2019

US bills would ban exports to Chinese telecoms that violate sanctions
American politicians want to crack down further on Chinese telecoms like Huawei and ZTE. Members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate have introduced bills that would order the President to impose export bans on Chinese telecoms found...

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Jan 16, 2019

Microsoft splits Cortana from search in Windows 10
Microsoft is splitting up search and voice assistant Cortana in Windows 10, giving each their own spot on the taskbar in the latest build for Windows Insiders testers. The change should go live for everyone in the next major update to Windows 10, whi...

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Jan 16, 2019

GoPro improves Fusion VR camera resolution via software update
It's not often a camera gets a resolution upgrade purely through software, but GoPro appears to have managed just that. The company has released beta firmware that lets its Fusion VR camera capture 5.6K spherical video at 24 frames per second. That...

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Jan 16, 2019

Netflix announces ‘Space Force' comedy series starring Steve Carell
If you've missed The Office and Steve Carell's Michael Scott, Netflix's latest series announcement may be a bit of welcome news. In a video, which you can see below, Netflix has revealed a new workplace comedy called Space Force, which will center on...

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Jan 16, 2019

US reportedly investigates Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets
Huawei and the US government have been at odds for months now, and it looks like things are about to get far more severe. The Wall Street Journal reports that US federal prosecutors are working on a criminal investigation into Huawei for stealing tra...

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Jan 16, 2019

Marco Rubio proposes a totally uninspiring data privacy bill
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced Wednesday a new privacy bill aimed at protecting personal data of American consumers from being sucked up indiscriminately by tech giants, according to Axios. The American Data Dissemination Act would ask the Fede...

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Jan 16, 2019

Netflix is still a bargain, even after the latest price hike
On Tuesday morning, Netflix reported that it will be raising prices for all of its customers in what is widely regarded as the biggest price hike in the company's history. The lowest tier will go from $8 to $9, while the $11 and $14 tiers will now be...

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Jan 16, 2019

Tinder test lets you share Spotify clips with matches
Tinder is experimenting with allowing daters to share music via Spotify right inside their conversations. The feature, first spotted by the blog MSPowerUser and confirmed by TechCrunch, is taking place in a number of markets around the world and Spot...

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Jan 16, 2019

Iridium's 'truly global' satellite internet connects aircraft and ships
Wondering what Iridium would be doing with those Next satellites that SpaceX just finished launching? You now have an idea. Iridium has formally debuted Certus, a "truly global" satellite broadband service that promises to keep aircraft, ships and...

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Jan 16, 2019

Stop & Shop is bringing autonomous food stands to Boston
Forget self-driving grocery delivery cars -- Stop & Shop wants robotic vehicles to bring a chunk of the store to your door. It's launching autonomous grocery vehicles in the greater Boston area that will let you shop for produce, meal kits and "...

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Jan 16, 2019

A 'Fortnite' security flaw could have exposed players' accounts
Fortnite fans who are able to log in and play without any issues (other than being eliminated before so much as building a ramp) might thank their lucky stars Epic Games has resolved a security issue. Check Point security researchers found vulnerabil...

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Jan 16, 2019

Alexa can read news briefs in a 'newscaster' voice in the US
Alexa can now modulate its voice beyond whispering in hushed tones. Amazon has introduced a 'newscaster' voice in the US that kicks in when Alexa reads the day's news or recites Wikipedia information. It's not going to replace the news anchor for y...

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Jan 16, 2019

Sprint is the latest carrier to stop selling location data
Sprint has announced that it will cease selling users' location data to third parties, following similar moves made by Verizon (Engadget's parent company), T-Mobile and AT&T. The four major US carriers are responding to a report published by Moth...

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Jan 16, 2019

LSU's bendable concrete could fix America's crumbling infrastructure
America's infrastructure is crumbling around us. The American Society of Civil Engineers' latest Infrastructure Report Card, from 2017, rated the nation's roads, bridges, airports and water systems at a paltry D -- the same grade received four years...

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Jan 16, 2019

Unity rolls out new rules for devs after Improbable fight
Unity has had a change of heart. The company is updating its terms of service so that any third-party software, including SpatialOS, can be used in conjunction with its popular game engine. "Some of these services will be supported, others will not,"...

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Jan 16, 2019

Netflix sets international release for George R. R. Martin's 'Nightflyers'
Netflix is looking to give SyFy's Nightflyers show a new lease of life on February 1st, when it lands on the streaming platform for viewers outside the US. Based on George R. R. Martin's 1980s novella, the thriller follows a group of scientists aboar...

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Jan 16, 2019

Facebook will expand its political ad rules to Nigeria, Ukraine and EU
Facebook will be introducing some of its political advertising policies in additional regions in the coming months, Reuters reports. In Nigeria, where a presidential election is set to take place in February, Facebook will now require those purchasin...

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Jan 16, 2019

Motorola's next RAZR revival could be a $1,500 foldable phone
Motorola's RAZR flip-phone is reportedly set for a $1,500 foldable makeover. The new handset could arrive exclusively through Verizon as soon as next month, per The Wall Street Journal's sources. You can blame that massive price tag on the expensive...

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Jan 16, 2019

CERN plans to build a collider four times bigger than the LHC
Back in 2014, CERN sought the help of over 1,300 contributors to help it conjure up a feasible plan for a new collider much, much bigger than the LHC. Now, the research organization has unveiled preliminary designs for the project named Future Circul...

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Jan 16, 2019

A closer look at Nike's Adapt BB auto-lacing basketball shoes
Back in December of last year, Nike revealed during its quarterly earnings call that it was getting ready to introduce a $350 self-lacing basketball shoe. Ever since, sneakerheads have been highly anticipating the successor to the 2016 HyperAda...

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Jan 16, 2019

Many Facebook users still don't understand how targeted ads work
Despite major scandals, Congressional hearings, and efforts to highlight user privacy controls, most Facebook users still don't know the social network shares their interests with advertisers, according to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Cente...

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Jan 16, 2019

EA's open-world 'Star Wars' game is no more
Remember EA's open-world Star Wars game that promised bounty hunting across the series' universe? Anyone? No? Doesn't matter, it's been scrapped. EA Vancouver has cancelled the project, reports Kotaku, which it inherited in 2017 after shutting down i...

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Jan 16, 2019

Cord cutting has grown by 50 percent in the last eight years
A new Nielsen study has found that the number of cord cutters in the US has grown by 48 percent over the past eight years. Apparently, 16 million homes no longer have traditional cable or satellite TV subscriptions, which means 14 percent of all hous...

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Jan 16, 2019

Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot was my CES road trip companion
I love a good road trip. I've spent hundreds of thousands of miles in cars during my life, and the best times were when I knew it would be hours or even days before I reached my destination. Typically a friend (or friends) or family members would...

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Jan 16, 2019

OMRON's redesigned ping pong robot no longer holds back
OMRON is best known for its healthcare products like thermometers and blood pressure monitors -- now in the form of a smartwatch, even. But those who have been following our CEATEC coverage over the past five years may remember the company's am...

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Jan 16, 2019

Deezer's new app serves up 30,000 radio stations for free
Deezer has unveiled a new app that will give users access to 30,000 radio stations around the world. "Radio by Deezer," out in beta and only available in the UK for now, offers up music, live sports, news and talk, including stations like BBC Radio,...

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Jan 16, 2019

Sony is replacing its awful camera photo transfer app
Many photographers use a DSLR or mirrorless camera to win on Instagram, but let's face it, camera-to-smartphone transfer apps are generally lousy. Sony has acknowledged as much with the release of Imaging Edge, a new transfer app that replaces the Pl...

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Jan 16, 2019

The Morning After: Netflix raises prices and fights over Fyre Festival
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good luck choosing your preferred source for a Fyre Festival documentary, as Hulu and Netflix are battling for the crown this week. At the same time, we're learning that Netflix's prices will go up again, and, i...

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Jan 16, 2019

Tesla releases a plug-in EV charger you can take with you
Tesla has released its first non-hardwired Wall Connector with a NEMA 14-50 plug for EV charging. Boasting 40 amps (9.6kW) of power, Tesla says the home charging device can juice up Model S, Model X and Model 3 cars 25 percent faster than the company...

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Jan 16, 2019

Oppo teases smartphone cameras with 10x hybrid zoom
Even though Oppo showed off a 5x "lossless" zoom dual camera back at MWC 2017, the system never showed up on any of the phones afterwards. But don't worry, the company hasn't given up on this precious tech. In fact, earlier today, Oppo teased a new a...

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Jan 16, 2019

Verizon unlimited subscribers get permanent Apple Music access
Last year, Verizon offered unlimited subscribers six months of free access to Apple Music. Now the carrier is expanding that partnership and officially bundling Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited subscriptions with the service. Starting on January...

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Jan 16, 2019

Japan's robot hotel 'fires' over half its robotic workers
Japan's robot hotel, the Hen-na ("Strange") Hotel, was supposed to represent the future of lodging with automatons taking care of things that previously required 'inefficient' humans. That strategy is coming apart at the seams, however. Hen-na has...

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Jan 15, 2019

China grows the first plants on the Moon
The greenery you see in the soil above might not look like much, but it represents a big step in space exploration. Cotton seeds brought to the Moon aboard China's Chang'e-4 mission have sprouted, marking the first time plants have grown on the luna...

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Jan 15, 2019

YouTube bans dangerous challenges like the 'Bird Box' dare
YouTube already frowns on challenges and pranks that put people at risk, but it's making that policy more explicit in light of the recent rise of Bird Box-inspired dares. The service has updated its guidelines to directly ban all challenges and pran...

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Jan 15, 2019

'The Sims' Alexa Skill is a game companion for superfans
Electronic Arts and Amazon are doing their version of the old "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" and "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" bit. The companies announced today that a companion skill for dedicated fans of The Sims wil...

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Jan 15, 2019

SEC brings charges in connection with hack of its financial system
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it is bringing charges against a Ukranian hacker for breaking into the agency's corporate filing system to access nonpublic information. The SEC is also charging a number of in...

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Jan 15, 2019

Audi adds Q7 SUV to its Silvercar on-demand rental service
Audi is hoping to attract families and groups of travelers to its Silvercar service, through which you can reserve and unlock cars with your phone, by adding its Q7 to the fleet. You can now reserve the SUV in Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Mi...

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Jan 15, 2019

Twitter adds chronological timeline button to its Android app
You no longer need an iOS device to see your Twitter feed the right way. Twitter is rolling out its chronological timeline button on Android, giving you a quick way to switch between the latest tweets and the social network's algorithm-sorted top tw...

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Jan 15, 2019

Apple has its own smart battery cases for iPhone XS and XR
Yes, the rumors and leaks were true -- Apple has a new battery case after a lengthy absence, and it appears to have learned a few lessons in the process. The Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR extends your handset's battery to as much a...

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Jan 15, 2019

LG sale slashes OLED TV prices by up to $1,000
It's that special time of year for TV makers -- that is, the desperate scramble to sell TVs to Super Bowl viewers looking for an upgrade. And LG is determined to capitalize on that football fandom. The company has launched a sale that cuts the prices...

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Jan 15, 2019

InfoWars has a platform again, thanks to a new Roku channel
Last year, amid heated criticism over the conspiracy theories it spread about events like the Parkland, Florida and Sandy Hook school shootings, InfoWars -- along with owner Alex Jones -- started to its see reach diminished as one by one, platforms b...

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Jan 15, 2019

InfoWars has a platform again, thanks to a new Roku channel (updated)
Last year, amid heated criticism over the conspiracy theories it spread about events like the Parkland, Florida and Sandy Hook school shootings, InfoWars -- along with owner Alex Jones -- started to its see reach diminished as one by one, platforms b...

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Jan 15, 2019

Mercedes' connected A-Class sedan will start at $32,500
Ever since Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first A-Class destined for the US, there's been one question on would-be drivers' lips: just how accessible is this tech-savvy Merc, really? Now you know. The brand has revealed that the 'entry' 2019 sedan will...

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Jan 15, 2019

Excited and exhausted: The hours before the launch of 'Vane'
By the time our Skype call connects and Matt Smith says hello, it's already January 15th at the Friend & Foe offices in Tokyo. After nearly five years of development and public promises, his studio's first original game, Vane, is out across Europ...

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Jan 15, 2019

'Black Ops 4' battle royale is free for a week starting January 17th
Were you too busy playing Red Dead or Spider-Man over the holidays to give other games a look? Activision would like to talk. It's running a free, week-long trial of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's tentpole Blackout mode between January 17th and Januar...

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Jan 15, 2019

Sony's mid-range A6400 mirrorless camera is ideal for vloggers
Sony has boosted its mid-range APS-C lineup with the launch of the 24-megapixel A6400 mirrorless camera. It looks much the same as its predecessor, the A5100, but has much-improved specs and should be especially ideal for vloggers, thanks to 4K 30fps...

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Jan 15, 2019

Battery-free sensor tag gathers energy from radio frequencies
Sensors play a crucial role in the Internet of Things, but there's one glaring limitation: they need a battery or some other conspicuous power source to run. Soon, however, they might only have to pluck energy from the air. Wiliot has shown off a B...

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Jan 15, 2019

Michael Kors' Sofie 2.0 smartwatch is about more than just fashion
When Fossil's Michael Kors label unveiled the first Sofie smartwatch, it had eye-catching looks... and not much else. You can't say the same for the just-unveiled Sofie 2.0, at least. Michael Kors has updated the wristwear with the same posh-lookin...

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Jan 15, 2019

Microsoft and Walgreens join forces to 'transform healthcare'
Microsoft and Walgreens announced today that they will be teaming up to help improve health care. The companies have entered into a seven-year agreement during which Walgreens plans to migrate most of its IT infrastructure over to Microsoft's Azure c...

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Jan 15, 2019

The real Pinkertons aren't happy with 'Red Dead Redemption 2'
The Pinkertons loom large as virtual adversaries in Red Dead Redemption 2, but now they're involved in a very real legal tussle over the game. Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations has sent Rockstar Games a cease and desist notice claiming that...

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