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Apr 06, 2020

Best Buy is selling the Nvidia Shield TV for $20 off
NVIDIA's Shield TV is one of the best streaming devices out there, but the $149 price may have put you off in the past. However, Best Buy is now offering it for $130 instead of $150, so the time might be right to pull the trigger.Buy NVIDIA Shield TV...

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Apr 06, 2020

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: Great, until the battery runs out
Google has been selling expensive, high-end Chromebooks for years now. But last year, the company changed tactics. The Pixelbook Go was "only" $650, a far cry from the $1,000-plus price Google asked for its previous Chromebooks. Google cut a few corn...

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Apr 06, 2020

The Morning After: Mobile video service Quibi launches today
Hey, good morning! There is so much money behind Quibi. If you've never heard of it, it's a mobile video service/network hot on the heels of many similar services that have failed. With Hollywood clout and again, so much darn money, Quibi la...

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Apr 06, 2020

Tesla shows how it builds ventilators using Model 3 parts
Tesla's EV plants are shuttered due to the coronavirus, but like other automakers, it's retooling its operations to build ventilators. Now, the company has released a YouTube video showing a prototype built with EV parts including the Model 3's displ...

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Apr 06, 2020

Quit trying to make Quibi happen
Nobody asked for Quibi. Nobody, that is, except for Jeffrey Katzenberg, the founder of Dreamworks Pictures and famed Hollywood producer. Where other mobile video startups failed, like Samsung's long-forgotten Milk Video and Verizon's own Go90 (RIP),...

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Apr 05, 2020

Mixer gives every streaming partner $100 to help during COVID-19
Numerous internet services have offered help to creators who may be struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Microsoft's Mixer might have one of the simpler solutions: direct cash infusions. The livestreaming service is giving all of its par...

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Apr 05, 2020

Safari flaw let intruders hijack cameras on iPhones and Macs
If you're working on a Mac at home or reconnecting with friends on an iPhone, you'll want to be sure you have the latest security updates. Security researcher Ryan Pickren has detailed recently patched Safari vulnerabilities that allowed int...

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Apr 05, 2020

Google Maps now highlights restaurants with delivery options
Google Maps is still useful for grabbing a bite to eat even in the midst of widespread COVID-19 lockdowns, it seems. Google has rolled out updates to its Android and iOS apps that highlight restaurants with delivery (and, for some reason, takeout) o...

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Apr 05, 2020

YouTube will remove videos falsely linking COVID-19 to 5G
The rash of bogus conspiracy theories tying the COVID-19 pandemic to 5G has led to cell tower arson and threats against engineers, and YouTube is planning to crack down on that misinformation. The Google-owned service said it will remove videos that...

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Apr 05, 2020

Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular desktop web browser
Microsoft's gamble on a Chromium-based Edge browser appears to have paid off, at least in the short term. Bleeping Computer noted that Edge is now the second most popular desktop web browser based on usage, with NetMarketShare giving the softwar...

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Apr 05, 2020

Music streaming subscriptions grew by nearly a third in 2019
Streaming music still has a lot of room to grow, it appears. Counterpoint Research has determined that paid music subscriptions jumped 32 percent in 2019 to reach 358 million thanks to a mix of exclusives, phone service bundles, regional price cuts...

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Apr 05, 2020

Apple TV Channels offers free Epix until May 2nd without signing up
Apple is joining Roku and others in offering free access to premium TV, albeit with a slight twist. From now until May 2nd, Apple TV Channels is making Epix content free to watch without a subscription -- you won't have to sign up for a trial an...

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Apr 05, 2020

School districts ban Zoom over security concerns
Concerns about Zoom's security are having a real impact on its use in remote education. Some US school districts, including large ones like New York City and Nevada's Clark County, have banned or disabled Zoom over security and privacy worri...

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Apr 05, 2020

After Math: Life on the inside
Congrats on surviving week three of the coronavirus quarantine... or, first if you happen to live in the American south. With so many people spending their days indoors, it should come as little surprise that headlines over the past few weeks have co...

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Apr 05, 2020

ABC News Live starts streaming on Android TV and Fire TV
ABC is expanding access to its live news app right at a moment when as-it-happens updates are particularly vital. The broadcaster has released versions of its ABC News Live app for Android TV sets and Fire TV, giving many more people access to its m...

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Apr 04, 2020

AMC's free streaming TV includes 'The Walking Dead' and 'MST3K'
AMC is joining the ranks of high-profile TV networks in streaming shows for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. To start, it's making the first half of The Walking Dead's tenth season free to watch from the AMC website and apps until May 1st....

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Apr 04, 2020

UK phone masts attacked over bogus 5G coronavirus conspiracies
Unfounded beliefs about 5G are leading to real damage to the UK's telecom network. People have torched cellular towers in multiple parts of the country in attacks possibly linked to debunked conspiracy theories claiming that 5G masts could play...

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Apr 04, 2020

Apple may bring 'real' home screen widgets to iOS 14
Widgets have been present in iOS for years, but they're usually on a dedicated screen rather than wherever you want them to be, as with Android. Soon, however, you might have that flexibility. As part of an ongoing string of code leaks, 9to5Mac...

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Apr 04, 2020

E3 will return June 15th, 2021
The Entertainment Software Association may have cancelled E3 2020 due to COVID-19, but it's still committed to holding an event next year. The organization has announced that E3 will return between June 15th and June 17th, 2021. It characterize...

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Apr 04, 2020

Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR
Apple's augmented reality plans may have received a quiet but important boost.The 9to5Mac team claims that Apple is the midst of acquiring virtual event broadcasting company NextVR in a deal worth about $100 million. While the deal hasn't clo...

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Apr 04, 2020

Amazon reportedly in talks to test warehouse workers for COVID-19
Amazon might follow up its COVID-19 safety measures with full-fledged testing for the associated virus. Reuters has obtained notes that reportedly reveal discussions with Abbott and Thermo Fisher about the prospect of testing warehouse workers, incl...

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Apr 04, 2020

Google Search will highlight government's COVID-19 announcements
Google will make announcements related to the coronavirus pandemic a lot more visible within Search results. The tech giant has introduced a way for websites to highlight special announcements, so that people can instantly see COVID-19-related inform...

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Apr 04, 2020

ESPN2 will air 12 hours of esports coverage on April 5th
TV networks are already trying to fill the void in sports coverage left by the COVID-19 pandemic, but ESPN is going all-out. The broadcaster's ESPN2 channel is airing a 12-hour ESPN Esports Day on April 5th starting at 12PM Eastern, and there wi...

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Apr 04, 2020

Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to keep trolls out
Zoom will make a couple of important security changes in an effort to prevent trolls from crashing shared video calls on the app. To be exact, it will require passwords to enter calls and will switch on waiting rooms by default starting on April 5th....

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Apr 04, 2020

Recommended Reading: Inside the PlayStation 5 with Mark Cerny
PlayStation 5 uncovered: The Mark Cerny tech deep dive Richard Leadbetter, Eurogamer If you're craving even more explanation on the PlayStation 5 than lead architect Mark Cerny shared during his in-depth chat a couple weeks ago, get comfy. Eur...

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Apr 04, 2020

The Morning After: Apple's iPad turns 10
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Engadget's review of the first iPad ten years ago lauded its potential, even if the first version of tablet software couldn't do much for one's productivity. Since then, Apple has slowly gotten aroun...

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Apr 04, 2020

'Artemis Fowl' will debut on Disney
Disney has adjusted the theatrical release dates for its biggest upcoming movies this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, except for Artemis Fowl. Instead of pushing back its opening date from May 29th to a later one, the entertainment giant won...

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Apr 03, 2020

Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a a sign-up or installation
With people forced out of their offices and schools to avoid spreading coronavirus, there are more video calls going on than ever. However, a significant chunk of the action has gone to Zoom, and not Skype, Microsoft's product that has been at th...

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Apr 03, 2020

Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a sign-up or installation
With people forced out of their offices and schools to avoid spreading coronavirus, there are more video calls going on than ever. However, a significant chunk of the action has gone to Zoom, and not Skype, Microsoft's product that has been at th...

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Apr 03, 2020

Google rolls back Chrome feature that blocks cross-site tracking
Google is temporarily rolling back a feature it launched with Chrome 80 to make sure it doesn't break websites in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Back in February, the tech giant started enforcing a new cookie classification system that wa...

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Apr 03, 2020

Apple's latest acquisition could help Siri understand what you're saying
The battle between AI voice assistants continues to rage on, and now Apple has acquired a tech firm, Voysis, that is all about helping computers understand natural language. As reported by Bloomberg, the firm's now-deleted website said it could p...

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Apr 03, 2020

FCC, FTC give providers 48 hours to block COVID-19 scam robocalls
The US government's quest to fight robocalls is taking on added urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC and FTC have demanded that gateway providers cut off COVID-19-related scam robocalls of overseas origin within 48 hours or else fa...

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Apr 03, 2020

Blackmagic's pro livestreaming switcher can broadcast without software
If you're devoted enough to livestreaming that you want the kind of features you'd expect from a TV studio, Blackmagic might have your back. It's releasing the ATEM Mini Pro, an enhanced version of the ATEM Mini switcher that's focus...

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Apr 03, 2020

Porsche's virtual race series starts tomorrow with pro drivers at the wheel
It's not just multi-manufacturer racing leagues like NASCAR going digital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Porsche is livestreaming its Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition starting on April 4th at 10AM Eastern, when drivers take to a digital version o...

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Apr 03, 2020

The forgotten dream of second-screen gaming
The original iPad came out on April 3rd, 2010, at a time when most smartphone manufacturers were making the awkward transition from full QWERTY keyboards to touchscreen-only devices. Apple sold 1 million iPads in that first month, and by the end of 2...

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Apr 03, 2020

The latest iPad Pro disables mics when its case is closed
These days, any connected device with a microphone could arguably be treated with suspicion, from smart speakers to phones to computers. Apple helped to address privacy concerns in 2018 by adding a feature that disconnects MacBook microphones when th...

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Apr 03, 2020

Deadpool is Fortnite's latest playable crossover cameo
While he's been in the periphery of the game since the start of the current season, Deadpool is finally making his way to Fortnite proper. If you purchased this season's battle pass, you can obtain the skin by finding the mercenary's two...

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Apr 03, 2020

This week's best deals: Sonos speakers, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and more
As another week comes to a close, we're recapping the deals you can still grab now. A major highlight is Sonos' sale on a trio of speakers — the Beam, the One, and the One SL — that brings prices down to Black-Friday lows. Gamers can grab a 6-month X...

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Apr 03, 2020

Ten years in, a look at the iPad killers that weren't
Apple's original iPad went on sale ten years ago today, which means that it's been ten years since people finally started taking tablets seriously. Hyperbole? Not really. The idea of a tablet computer had been kicked around for years, fueled in large...

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Apr 03, 2020

SoundCloud has a new way to help users directly support musicians
Musicians who rely on concert ticket sales are hurting -- shows across the world have been cancelled, leaving bands with little recourse. Thankfully, platforms like Bandcamp and SoundCloud have been softening the blow. The latter is allowing musician...

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Apr 03, 2020

Twitter is rushing to verify health experts
Twitter is making good on its promise to verify more health experts. Since the company said it would expand verification two weeks ago, more than 1,000 accounts have received the coveted blue checkmark, according to a company spokesperson. The accoun...

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Apr 03, 2020

FCC approves $200 million plan to fund COVID-19 telehealth services
The FCC has approved $200 million in telehealth funding for healthcare providers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. With federal funding made available through the CARES Act, the COVID-19 Telehealth Program will help providers pay for the broadb...

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Apr 03, 2020

A sequel to beloved indie game 'Rogue Legacy' is in the works
What at first seemed like a potential April Fool's joke has turned out to be real: almost seven years after the original came out, Cellar Door Games has confirmed it's working on a Rogue Legacy sequel. The indie studio didn't share a rele...

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Apr 03, 2020

Engadget readers look back on the original iPad
Today is the tenth anniversary of the iPad, which means… you are probably not reading this post on an original iPad. After all, 10 years is a long time in the world of tech and you've probably moved on to bigger and better things by now, like the mos...

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Apr 03, 2020

Google Fi temporarily increases data limits to 30GB per month
Like the major telecom providers, Google recognizes that people are spending more time on their phones during the coronavirus pandemic. To help meet that demand, Google Fi is doubling the data its customers can use before they are downgraded to 2G sp...

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Apr 03, 2020

Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub review: Backyard grillmaster training
WiFi-enabled pellet grills are a backyard luxury for aspiring pitmasters. They not only allow you to remotely monitor temperature, but to adjust settings from your phone. However, they're a significant investment, and not everyone is keen on usin...

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Apr 03, 2020

Tribeca Film Festival is bringing its VR films to Oculus headsets
Just like pretty much every other event for the foreseeable future, the Tribeca Film Festival isn't taking place as it normally would after organizers postponed it from April. However, the festival is joining SXSW in making some of its programmin...

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Apr 03, 2020

Lyft will provide free scooter rides to critical workers
Last week, Lyft announced that it would provide free bike rides for healthcare workers in New York City, Chicago, the Bay Area and Boston who are helping to keep the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The company is expanding its efforts to...

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Apr 03, 2020

Get six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $40 at Newegg
If you play games with your Xbox One frequently, there's a good chance you already have Game Pass Ultimate. Now is an excellent opportunity to top up your subscription at an affordable price. Newegg is offering a total of six months of Xbox Game...

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Apr 03, 2020

How Amazon turned Simon Stålenhag's ‘Tales from the Loop' into a TV show
Simon Stålenhag isn't a household name. But if you like robots and Scandinavian design, you've probably seen his work on the internet. The Swedish artist, musician and designer is known for producing images that combine rural or suburban life with fl...

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Apr 03, 2020

Students develop a smart bra for early breast cancer detection
Students from the Swiss university EPFL have developed a smart bra designed to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. They believe it's the first piece of clothing that can be used for cancer prevention. They even claim that it's comfor...

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Apr 03, 2020

GoPro's Max gets much-needed 360 time lapse features
While the world remains on lockdown, your GoPro might feel a little neglected. But if you own a Max, you might want to keep it handy. The 360 camera is getting a firmware update that adds a few features that were missing at launch. Most notably the a...

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Apr 03, 2020

Engadget Podcast: Keeping fit with tech at home
We're weeks into stay-at-home life, and some of us are atrophying. Devindra and Cherlynn have spent the last few weeks looking into how tech has enabled us to work, get medicine, see doctors, find sanity and sustain our mental health from home. This...

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Apr 03, 2020

Disney will stop cropping old 'Simpsons' episodes in May
With Disney acquiring Fox, the entire Simpsons catalog came to Disney streaming, which was great for fans of the show. However, after learning nothing from FXX, Disney aired the pre-2009 seasons in widescreen rather than the original 4:3 format. Tha...

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Apr 03, 2020

The Morning After: Is there a new iPhone SE around the corner?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Companies around the world are being affected by COVID-19 right now. Game developers, smartphone makers -- everyone is scrambling to figure out what, if anything, they can do to support their employees and keep...

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Apr 03, 2020

The fight to save the UK's only permanent video game museum
The UK's National Videogame Museum (NVM) is under threat. The site in Sheffield — the only permanent museum dedicated to video game culture in the UK — is one of many brick-and-mortar businesses that have been forced to close their doors during t...

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Apr 03, 2020

Apple Stores in the US will remain closed until early May
If you're in the US, don't expect your nearest Apple Store to reopen anytime soon. In a memo obtained by Bloomberg, Apple SVP Deirdre O'Brien told retail employees that its retail stores will remain closed until early May due to the coronavirus outbr...

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Apr 03, 2020

Google's COVID-19 reports show where people are obeying stay-at-home orders
Google has unveiled the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in an effort to help public health officials understand how people are moving about in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The reports show location data from folks who have agreed to shar...

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Apr 03, 2020

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' multiplayer is free this weekend
Smitten by Call of Duty: Warzone, but not sure if the rebooted Modern Warfare is worth the price of admission? Good news: for three days, the multiplayer portion of Infinity Ward's latest shooter is going free-to-play. Download Warzone (if you haven'...

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Apr 03, 2020

Instacart will provide shoppers with free masks and hand sanitizers
Instacart will start distributing free health and safety kit to its full-service shoppers next week. The move likely comes as a response to the walkout workers staged a few days ago to protest the company's inadequate safety measures against the...

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Apr 03, 2020

Tesla reports best ever first quarter production and delivery numbers
Tesla has announced a record-breaking quarter for the company when it comes to vehicle production and delivery. The automaker manufactured 102,672 and delivered 88,400 vehicles in the first quarter of 2020 ending on March 31st. Tesla called these res...

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Apr 02, 2020

'iPhone SE 2020' rumored to launch soon
Especially because it seems like high-end phones are getting bigger and more expensive, there's been a lot of interest in rumors over the last year or so that Apple will release another value-priced model. The iPhone SE provided strong performanc...

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Apr 02, 2020

Honda will build two EVs based on GM battery technology
Honda will launch two new EVs for model year 2024 in the US and Canada, and they'll both be based on GM's EV platform. According to GM EVP Doug Parks, the automakers have teamed up to achieve an "all-electric future" and to deliver...

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Apr 02, 2020

Apple hints at item-tracking AirTags in support video
You don't have to rely on rumors or buried code to know that Apple is working on a tracking tag -- the company has inadvertently spoiled its plans. Appleosophy spotted an Apple support video (unsurprisingly removed) that hints at offline Find My...

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Apr 02, 2020

HBO's free streaming includes 'The Wire' and its Theranos documentary
As efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus by encouraging social distancing stretch into another week, HBO has opened up its library for some free viewing. Not everything is available -- non-subscribers can't catch up on Game of Thrones yet --...

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Apr 02, 2020

Apex Legends' brings back duos and Kings Canyon permanently
The next Apex Legends event is about to get underway and while that might only last for a few weeks, Respawn is bringing back a couple of key features on a permanent basis. The original Kings Canyon map will join the current World's Edge arena on...

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Apr 02, 2020

‘Apex Legends' brings back duos and Kings Canyon permanently
The next Apex Legends event is about to get underway and while that might only last for a few weeks, Respawn is bringing back a couple of key features on a permanent basis. The original Kings Canyon map will join the current World's Edge arena on...

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Apr 02, 2020

NASA's iconic 'worm' logo will adorn the Falcon 9 Crew Dragon rocket
When Space X's Crew Dragon craft carries its first complement of astronauts to the International Space Station later this year, it will do so with NASA's iconic "worm" logo emblazoned on the side of its Falcon 9 rocket. NASA administrator Jim Bridens...

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Apr 02, 2020

Amazon will stream SXSW Film Festival selections for free for 10 days
SXSW was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but that isn't stopping organizers from offering a taste of what the Austin event would have offered. They're partnering with Amazon on an SXSW Film Festival Collection that will stream movies from the fe...

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Apr 02, 2020

Sony indefinitely delays ‘The Last of Us Part II'
Naughty Dog has just about finished work on The Last Of Us Part II. It's taking care of the last few bugs and then the long-awaited sequel should be all set. However, Sony has delayed the game for a second time. It's pushing back the release...

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Apr 02, 2020

Twitch is making games viewers and streamers can play together
Gaming on Twitch is largely a one-way affair. You can join a Marbles on Stream race or play a slightly delayed Jackbox Party Pack game, but the service is largely meant for passive viewing. Amazon aims to fix that before long, however. The company...

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Apr 02, 2020

Amazon's latest Blink camera costs just $35
Amazon's Blink is known for making affordable, easy-to-install cameras like the XT2. Its latest camera continues the trend. At $35, the Blink Mini is Blink's most affordable product at the moment and a close competitor to devices like the Wyze Cam Pa...

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Apr 02, 2020

‘Fallout 76' will be free on Steam if you already bought it for PC
Bethesda's Fallout 76 was met with a tepid response, but people are still playing it. More gamers will likely join the open-world multiplayer title when it comes to Steam on April 14th, along with the Wastelanders update. If you already bought Fallou...

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Apr 02, 2020

The comic industry would rather grind to a halt than go digital
Wednesday is usually New Comic Book Day but, with everyone on lockdown due to coronavirus, this week's selection was a little light. The main distributor, Diamond, ceased shipments both to and from its warehouse — a seemingly logical move given that...

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Apr 02, 2020

New York finally legalizes e-bikes and e-scooters statewide
Electric bikes and scooters are finally legal in New York. The state's tentative budget agreement for fiscal year 2020 includes language that authorizes pedal-assist bikes, throttle-powered bikes and electric scooters. This change has been years in t...

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Apr 02, 2020

My love/hate relationship with streaming movies early at home
The Invisible Man is one of the best thrillers of the last few years -- and it was also the last film I had the privilege of seeing in theaters before the coronavirus pandemic practically outlawed public gatherings of any kind. Now that cinemas are c...

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Apr 02, 2020

Google invests $6.5 million to fight coronavirus-related misinformation
When it comes to a potentially deadly respiratory disease like COVID-19, accurate and reliable information can be the difference between life and death. To that end, Google says it will provide $6.5 million in funding to organizations combating misin...

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Apr 02, 2020

Roland's Zenbeats music production app is currently free
All sorts of companies have been giving away their apps for free or offering extensive free trials so that everyone stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic can learn new skills or get inspired. Roland -- creators of iconic synthesizers and guita...

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Apr 02, 2020

Musicians can power their Twitch streams with Dolby audio on iOS
With their touring schedules on hold for the time being, many musicians are turning to Twitch to stream gigs from home and try to make a living. While they might have all the recording gear and instruments they need, they might not necessarily have a...

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Apr 02, 2020

Amazon responds to backlash with increased protection for workers
Early this week, workers from Amazon, Whole Foods and Instacart walked off the job to protest what they say is a lack of protections against COVID-19. Now, Amazon is sharing its plans to increase employee temperature checks and provide surgical masks...

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Apr 02, 2020

T-Mobile family plans will include Quibi free for one year
Just yesterday, T-Mobile finally completed its Sprint merger. Today, it has more big news. When Quibi launches on April 6th, T-Mobile customers on the Magenta family plan will get a free year of the mobile-first video service. After a year of both fr...

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Apr 02, 2020

‘Sea of Thieves' is coming to Steam with crossplay
Microsoft's buccaneering simulator, Sea of Thieves, already has 10 million players on Xbox One and Windows 10. The company announced that the game is coming soon to Steam, adding to an already large stable of Microsoft games on Valve's platfo...

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Apr 02, 2020

Is the NookPhone good or bad for your Animal Crossing island?
No, you're not hallucinating and this isn't a late April Fool's joke. That is in fact, the NookPhone from Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the top of this post. It's safe to say that the game has really taken off in the two weeks sinc...

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Apr 02, 2020

‘The Complex' is almost a good FMV game
There are countless examples of the real world intruding on art, making something that was fine a day ago a grisly mistake now. The pilot episode of X-Files spin-off The Lone Gunmen, which aired six months before 9/11, featured a terrorist plan to fl...

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Apr 02, 2020

Google donates Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots to California students
To help students keep up with their studies during the coronavirus pandemic, Google will donate 4,000 Chromebooks and 100,000 WiFi hotspots to households in California. Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the initiative in a tweet on Wedn...

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Apr 02, 2020

Facebook debuts standalone Messenger app on Mac and PC
Today, Facebook is bringing its Messenger app to desktop. You can now access Messenger -- including unlimited and free group video calls -- on MacOS and Windows. The desktop app will sync across mobile, offer notifications for new messages and suppor...

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Apr 02, 2020

Peloton's workout app is now available on Android TV
Peloton might be best known for its connected exercise equipment (and that questionable TV ad), but it also produces a range of instructor-led workouts that can be done at home with no equipment at all. And from today, you'll be able to access th...

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Apr 02, 2020

NBC Sports will air IndyCar's second virtual race on April 4th
Another live esports event will air on TV this Saturday -- something we might have to get used to now that people are glued to their screens even more than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic. The second round of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, an o...

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Apr 02, 2020

Nikon is streaming online photography courses for free this month
You might not be able to go out and shoot photos because of the coronavirus lockdown, but at least you can buff up your skills. Nikon USA is offering 10 classes from the its online school for free during the month of April. "Nikon's mission...

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Apr 02, 2020

Google's AI can replicate your photos in the style of iconic paintings
There are loads of apps out there that use filters to turn your photos into works of art. You can give your selfie a delicate watercolor feel, for example, or ramp up the colors and composition to create a frenzied portrait of your pet. Now, thanks t...

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Apr 02, 2020

The Morning After: Intel's 10th gen mobile CPUs cross the 5GHz barrier
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The coronavirus has caused an unprecedented shift of people working, learning and socializing from inside their homes, and Zoom has been there to take advantage. The group conferencing app is connecting people f...

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Apr 02, 2020

Sonos has a big sale on its Beam, One and One SL speakers
Sonos is currently offering a decent $50 off a number of its speakers, taking them down to some of the lowest prices we've seen since Black Friday. The Sonos Beam, Sonos One and Sonos One SL are all reduced, and with Sonos offering free shipping...

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Apr 02, 2020

NASA successfully deploys the James Webb Telescope's enormous mirror
The huge mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope -- its successor to Hubble -- has been successfully tested for the first time, putting it one step closer to its eventual launch, which is slated for 2021. Like Hubble -- which has long outlive...

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Apr 02, 2020

Zoom vows to win back user trust with extensive security review
Zoom has promised to deal with privacy issues exposed by consumers and security experts since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. In a blog post, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said the company will dedicate all of its engineering resources to fixing its &...

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Apr 02, 2020

FTC sues to unwind Marlboro owner's $12.8 billion Juul investment
While e-cigarettes may have been quickly replaced in headlines by a new threat to public health, it appears the government has not forgotten about vaping. However, this time the news isn't about banning flavored pods or raising the legal age, ins...

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Apr 02, 2020

Gigabyte's Aero 17 has a 4K HDR display and Intel's 8-core i9 CPU
Gigabyte has launched its latest lineup of Aero laptops for creators, and its latest 17-inch model has some nice features if you're into HDR. First off, both the new 15- and 17-inch models look considerably more powerful than the last models. The...

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Apr 02, 2020

Razer's Blade 15 packs an 8-core Intel CPU and RTX 2080 Super
Razer has unveiled the 2020 Blade 15 Advanced with more gaming and content creation power, along with one long overdue addition. To start with, the Advanced model is the first Razer Blade with an 8-core CPU, namely the 10th-generation Intel Core i7-1...

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Apr 02, 2020

NVIDIA's RTX Super GPUs arrive on laptops
NVIDIA has launched its latest Max-Q GPU refresh with new hardware like the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU and upgraded features as well. As with the desktop hardware, the new products will offer a modest boost to gaming and content creation performance. H...

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Apr 02, 2020

Lenovo's latest gaming laptops pack more efficient NVIDIA graphics
Lenovo is leaping quickly on the latest NVIDIA and Intel technology for its gaming laptops. It's introducing Legion 5i and Legion 7i portables (successors to the Y540 and Y740 respectively) that, most notably, are among the first to use NVIDIA...

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Apr 02, 2020

Intel's 10th-gen H-series laptop CPUs reach 5.3GHz
Just like Intel said at CES, it's crossed the 5GHz barrier with its new H-series 10th generation notebook CPUs. And you won't need to shell out for the top-of-the-line Core i9 to do it: The new six and eight-core i7 processors reach up to 5.1...

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