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Mar 03, 2021

Five lightning-fast ASUS routers that are on sale right now
You know that part of your monthly internet bill that says "router rental"? Turns out you don't actually have to pay that, provided you have a router of your own. If you don't know where to shop for one, you're in luck. Right now, these five high-qua...

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Mar 03, 2021

You can make DraftKings sports bets using your Dish DVR
If you've ever wanted to bet on a sports event using your TV in addition to watching the match itself you now have your chance. Dish has reached a "strategic agreement" that brings DraftKings' sports betting and daily fantasy featur...

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Mar 03, 2021

Canon EOS R5 review: A powerhouse of a camera with video compromises
As Canon has learned the hard way, innovative products can be criticized as much as celebrated. That was certainly the case with the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera, which launched alongside the EOS R6 to acclaim with groundbreaking features li...

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Mar 03, 2021

Google plans to stop targeting ads based on your browsing history
In a major change for its core business model, Google said today that it plans to stop selling ads that rely on your individual web browsing history. Additionally, it won't build any tools to track your specific data across its products in the fu...

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Mar 03, 2021

Parler withdraws its lawsuit against Amazon for kicking it off AWS
Parler's antitrust lawsuit against Amazon has come to an abrupt end. The Verge reports that Parler withdrew the suit late yesterday (March 2nd). The social site didn't provide an explanation for the withdrawal, but said it had the right to su...

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Mar 03, 2021

Google stops selling its Cardboard VR goggles after seven years
Google has officially bid farewell to Cardboard, its cheap gateway into the world of mobile virtual reality. The goggles are no longer available on the company's online store, reports Android Police. The writing was already on the wall for Cardbo...

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Mar 03, 2021

Lenovo's capable Chromebook Duet is cheaper than ever on Amazon
If you're looking for a Chromebook that's a bit more flexible than your average laptop, Lenovo's Chromebook Duet is a good option. As a 2-in-1 tablet with a detachable keyboard, it almost fills the void left by the Chrome OS tablets of ye...

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Mar 03, 2021

Researchers create a swimming robot that can 'heal' itself
As the world contemplates ways to deploy robots to help with hazardous tasks such as large-scale cleanups or search and rescue missions, scientists are also second-guessing how to fix machines if they come into harm's way. We've previously se...

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Mar 03, 2021

Microsoft patches Exchange software flaws targeted by Chinese hackers
Microsoft has rolled out a security update to fix four zero-day flaws in Exchange Server that bad actors have been using to infiltrate companies and organizations across industries. A Chinese state-sponsored group called Hafnium has been behind most...

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Mar 03, 2021

The Morning After: Who wants to go to the Moon?
NASA's Mars rover, Perseverance, is running on a processor that's 23 years old. Last seen in Apple's iMac G3 (the colorful AIO), it's a single-core processor with approximately 6 million transistors and a clock speed of 233MHz. While there are be...

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Mar 03, 2021

A new RPG from the creator of Final Fantasy is coming to Apple Arcade
It's dioramas meet Final Fantasy. That's the first takeaway from Fantasian, a new game from Mistwalker, the studio responsible for the Blue Dragon series and The Last One. According to the early teaser and a few comments made in a Polygon interview b...

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Mar 03, 2021

UK to raise contactless payment limit to £100
The UK is increasing the the limit for contactless card payments to £100, marking the second time the cap has gone up in the space of a year. According to the Evening Standard, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak will point to the rise in "pinging"...

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Mar 03, 2021

Hulu update brings picture-in-picture back to the iPhone
Hulu has added picture-in-picture support back into iOS, making it possible for iPhone and iPad users to keep an eye on programs while browsing other apps, MacRumors has reported. Support for the feature had been enabled on iOS 14 when it first launc...

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Mar 03, 2021

Intel ordered to pay $2.18 billion in patent lawsuit
Intel has been ordered to pay $2.18 billion dollars after losing a lawsuit over two decade-old patents, Bloomberg has reported. A jury ruled that Intel infringed patents related to clock frequencies and voltage owned by a company called VLSI LLC. &qu...

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Mar 03, 2021

Arrival's electric van is ready for testing
Anglo-American vehicle manufacturer Arrival has today unveiled its electric van in a form ready to begin testing. 25 vans, currently under construction in Oxfordshire, will be spending the summer on roads in the UK in the run-up to mass production. T...

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Mar 03, 2021

Fitbit's Charge 4 band can now display blood oxygen saturation levels
When Fitbit launched the Charge 4 fitness band, one of the features we found the most interesting was its ability to estimate users' blood oxygen saturation levels through its SpO2 monitor. Users could only see the data it collects on Fitbit'...

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Mar 02, 2021

SpaceX's first lunar tourist is looking for eight crew members
Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa purchased the right to be SpaceX's first lunar tourist on a mission that's scheduled for 2023, but he won't be going alone. Maezawa bought all the seats on the flight, and announced plans to cho...

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Mar 02, 2021

Instagram 'unintentionally' hid likes for more people today
In the long-forgotten time of 2019, Instagram announced the start of a test to hide Like counts users usually see on everyone else's posts. Over the last year of the COVID pandemic that test has still been going on, but without much update or exp...

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Mar 02, 2021

Star Trek animated comedy 'Lower Decks' heads to Blu-ray on May 18th
Paramount (née CBS All Access) might be going full steam on becoming the Star Trek streaming service (among other things), but if you haven't ponied up the $6 a month or prefer owning physical media, you can still snag the new Trek shows on Blu-ray...

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Mar 02, 2021

Bill Nye explains disasters in Peacock's 'The End is Nye'
Bill Nye is heading back to TV. The "Science Guy" will host and produce a new documentary series from Peacock called The End is Nye. The show will see Nye explore disasters, both natural and otherwise, with each episode. He'll explain t...

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Mar 02, 2021

Amazon's GameOn screen recording app comes to iOS
In November, Amazon announced GameOn, an app for recording short, shareable clips from your favorite mobile games. Initially, it was only available on Android. But as spotted by TechCrunch, if you own an iPhone or iPad and live in the US, you can now...

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Mar 02, 2021

Uber spins out Postmates' robot delivery division into a separate company
Uber is spinning off Postmates' autonomous delivery division into a separate startup called Serve Robotics. The company inherited the unit when it acquired Postmates last year for $2.65 billion. According to Bloomberg, Uber will invest approximat...

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Mar 02, 2021

Twitter's Clubhouse-style audio chat rooms land on Android
Twitter Spaces, the company's answer to Clubhouse, is now available on Android. Until now, the audio chat rooms were iOS-only. The Spaces feature is still in beta. Only a select number of users can host the chat rooms, but now anyone on iOS and A...

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Mar 02, 2021

Dead by Daylight's latest killer is a K-pop star
The roster of killers in Dead By Daylight reads like a who's who of horror icons. Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Stranger Things' Demogorgon and Pyramid Head from Silent Hill are all in the lineup. The latest dreaded killer comes...

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Mar 02, 2021

Google Play Books update brings audio narration to kids titles
Google has been trying to make ebooks accessible to a wider global audience including those who are learning to read. The web giant is continuing its focus on youngsters by launching a set of audio resource tools for children's titles on Google P...

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Mar 02, 2021

Watch Samsung detail its Micro LED TVs
We got a first look at Samsung's 2021 TV lineup at CES 2021, but on Tuesday the company provided more information on details like pricing and availability. And we've crammed all of its biggest announcements in a video that clocks in at under 10 min...

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Mar 02, 2021

Epic Games has bought 'Fall Guys' studio Mediatonic
Epic Games has bought Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Fall Guys studio Mediatonic. The collective also includes the publisher Irregular Corporation and another studio, Fortitude Games. "Beyond the shared vision among our teams, we see tremen...

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Mar 02, 2021

'Pokemon Go' on HoloLens 2 is a glimpse at the future of AR gaming
What if you could play Pokemon Go without holding a phone? And what if you could battle alongside your friends, no matter where they are in the world? That's something we got a taste of at the Microsoft Ignite conference today, as Niantic CEO Joh...

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Mar 02, 2021

'Pokémon Go' on HoloLens 2 is a glimpse at the future of AR gaming
What if you could play Pokémon Go without holding a phone? And what if you could battle alongside your friends, no matter where they are in the world? That's something we got a taste of at the Microsoft Ignite conference today, as Niantic CEO Joh...

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Mar 02, 2021

The CPU from Apple's iMac G3 is powering NASA's Perseverance rover
When NASA's Perseverance guided itself to the surface of Mars on February 18th, it did so with the help of the same processor that powered the 1998 iMac G3. You know, the colorful and bulbous all-in-one desktop that saved Apple's business and...

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Mar 02, 2021

'Hogwarts Legacy' may allow players to create transgender characters
Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming game set in the Harry Potter universe, will reportedly enable players to create a transgender character. According to Bloomberg, they'll be able to select a body type and voice (masculine or feminine) that aren't...

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Mar 02, 2021

Microsoft Mesh aims to bring holographic virtual collaboration to all
Last week, I sat around a table with fellow journalists as Greg Sullivan, Microsoft's head of Mixed Reality, detailed the company's vision for the future of virtual collaboration. Nobody was wearing masks or standing apart. We weren't wor...

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Mar 02, 2021

The 2022 C40 Recharge will be Volvo's first leather-free EV
Volvo is going all in on going green, the company announced during an online press event on Tuesday. The car maker pledged to produce nothing but electrics by 2030, go fully carbon neutral by 2040 and to begin selling its vehicles virtually — startin...

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Mar 02, 2021

Google revamps Chrome profiles to make switching easier
Google has always offered Chrome profiles as a way for people who share devices to keep their browser info separate. And while past updates have focused on making signing in easier and improved theme customizations, it's not done tinkering with t...

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Mar 02, 2021

'It Takes Two' turns a good platformer into a saccharine romcom
I'm conflicted about It Takes Two, the new game from Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out studio Hazelight. On one hand, it's an adorable platformer featuring intuitive spatial puzzles and super-sized domestic environments, with a vibe reminisc...

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Mar 02, 2021

This bundle will teach you how to build modern Android apps
Android 11 isn't even a year old, but it's already had a massive impact on the way users interact with their phones. It comes with screen recorders, improved password management and greater control over the permissions given to apps. If you're in the...

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Mar 02, 2021

Insect-like drones can take a beating and keep flying
Insect-like drones have taken one large step closer to becoming a practical reality. Researchers at Harvard, MIT and the City University of Hong Kong have developed tiny insect-inspired drones that can not only maneuver in extremely tight spaces, but...

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Mar 02, 2021

'Aliens: Fireteam' is an online-only survival shooter with Xenomorph hordes
Six years and four acquisitions later, Cold Iron Studios is ready to reveal exactly what kind of Alien game it's been working on: Aliens: Fireteam. It's a third-person squad-based survival shooter, and it's due to hit PC, PlayStation 4, P...

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Mar 02, 2021

Samsung confirms availability for its 2021 TV lineup
Samsung has confirmed its extensive lineup of 2021 televisions, which span high-end Micro LEDs to refreshed gaming monitors and displays to new Frame models with more storage. Though most of the new TVs were unveiled at CES 2021, the latest details f...

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Mar 02, 2021

SoundCloud's listener-based royalties promise better pay for indie artists
Artists who've complained about streaming music royalties might soon have a better option — in the right conditions. SoundCloud has launched a "fan-powered" royalty system for indies that sends your subscription or ad money to the artis...

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Mar 02, 2021

Bose 700 wireless ANC headphones are $80 off right now
Some of our favorite wireless headphones have dropped back down to their Black Friday sale price. Amazon has the Bose 700 cans in arctic white for $299, which is $80 off their normal price. The arctic white model typically receives the steepest disco...

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Mar 02, 2021

PlayStation Store will stop selling movies and TV shows on August 31st
You'll have to turn to third-party services if you want to buy or rent videos on your PlayStation later this year. Sony is discontinuing PlayStation Store movie and TV show purchases and rentals on August 31st. The electronics giant feels the &qu...

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Mar 02, 2021

Microsoft boosts Teams with new presenter tools and PowerPoint integration
Microsoft's Teams app for work is about to get superpowered. At its Ignite conference today, the company announced a slew of updates for its video chat tool to make it more useful and customizable. It also unveiled new made-for-Teams speakers wit...

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Mar 02, 2021

DJI officially unveils its cinematic FPV drone
As leaks suggested, DJI is releasing a cinematic first-person view drone that works with its FPV Goggles. The FPV comes with the latest version of the goggles and there's an optional one-handed motion controller. The company is calling it a hybri...

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Mar 02, 2021

Flipboard makes it easier to find local news in 1,000 areas across the US and Canada
Back at the start of last year, Flipboard launched a dedicated Local tab to highlight news and content from publications in about two dozen markets across the US and Canada. Today, the company is introducing a new discovery mechanism that will allow...

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Mar 02, 2021

Apple's 10.2-inch iPad returns to a record low of $299 at Amazon
Apple's 8th-generation iPad has gone on sale intermittently since its debut last September, and now you can grab it at a discounted price once again. Amazon has the space gray base iPad (32GB, WiFi) for $299, which is $30 off its normal price and...

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Mar 02, 2021

Our favorite shows, audiobooks and music to fall asleep to
If you're anything like me, the past year has wreaked havoc on your sleep schedule. Some of it is good — if you no longer have to commute, you've probably snuck in an extra hour or two of sleep in the morning, or might even sneak away for a midday na...

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Mar 02, 2021

Vizio revives its plan to go public
Vizio has revived its plans to go public more than five years after its first attempt at an IPO. The TV and sound bar manufacturer has submitted a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its proposed initial public offering. A...

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Mar 02, 2021

Cisco Webex adds real-time translation for more than 100 languages
We've all been in conversations where a language barrier can make it hard to communicate. Cisco wants to make that problem a thing of the past, at least when it comes to video meetings. The company is introducing a new real-time translation featu...

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Mar 02, 2021

TikTok forms an EU Safety Advisory Council following scrutiny from regulators
TikTok has established a Safety Advisory Council for Europe that will shape its content moderation policies amid a buildup of complaints and probes against the app in the continent. The creation of the nine-member panel, which includes anti-bullying...

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Mar 02, 2021

The Morning After: Bigger batteries rumored for the next iPhone
There's never been more time to catch up on that immense list of worthy movies you'd like to watch, wrap up the final series of an iconic ‘00s show or just watch the one and only season of Marvel's Inhumans on Disney and laugh and laugh. I've been t...

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Mar 02, 2021

Lime's old e-bike batteries are being upcycled into portable speakers
Gomi, a UK company that makes sustainable chargers and other devices, has launched a line of portable Bluetooth speakers built from retired Lime e-bike batteries. As part of a partnership with Lime, Gomi will use 50,000 battery cells from 1,000 old e...

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Mar 02, 2021

Roku buys Nielsen tech to better target ads on traditional TV
Roku has purchased Nielsen's Advanced Video Advertising unit, which will change the way ads are served on its platform. The streaming hardware-maker now owns Nielsen's video automatic content recognition technology and dynamic ad insertion (DAI) syst...

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Mar 02, 2021

Volvo plans to go fully electric by 2030 and only sell cars online
Volvo will only sell electric cars by 2030, ending gas- and diesel-engine sales sooner than other major automakers, the company announced. It also plans to eliminate dealerships and move EV sales online in an effort to develop direct relationships wi...

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Mar 02, 2021

Google will give its AR features a boost with dual camera support
Google's augmented reality animals and other virtual 3D objects in Search could look more realistic on the Pixel 4 and 4 XL in the coming days. The Google Play Services for AR app, which unlocks experiences built using the tech giant's ARCore...

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Mar 01, 2021

What's on TV this week: 'Coming 2 America' and 'WandaVision' finale
This week is a major one for streaming releases, as ViacomCBS launches Paramount , and its competitors flood the channel with originals. Amazon Prime has its Coming to America sequel premiering this week, Netflix already released a Notorious B.I.G. d...

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Mar 01, 2021

'Dota: Dragon's Blood' trailer gives a clearer view of Netflix's new anime series
It's only been a couple of weeks Netflix and Valve revealed a teaser trailer for the anime series based on Valve's hit game Dota 2, but now they're back with a longer trailer showing off more of the characters and story elements. As we...

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Mar 01, 2021

The Cash app's parent company is now running its own bank
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of both Twitter and Square, tweeted today that the "Bank now open." What he's referring to is that now, about a year after receiving FDIC approval, Square Financial Services has begun operations. Operating as a subs...

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Mar 01, 2021

'The Sinking City' developer says its game was illegally uploaded to Steam
Among the many other games that came out on Steam last Friday was a title called The Sinking City. In normal circumstances, it wouldn't have stood out. It's a game from 2019 that earned mostly average reviews. However, its developer, a studio named F...

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Mar 01, 2021

'The Binding of Isaac: Repentance' heads to Switch and PlayStation later this year
Sometime after it comes out for PC on March 31st, The Binding of Isaac: Repentance will make its way to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in the third quarter of 2021. Repentance is the third expansion to the popular indie title. Firs...

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Mar 01, 2021

Twitter will label tweets with misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines
Twitter has introduced new rules to prevent the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Under the new policy, the company will label tweets with "misleading" information and ban accounts that repeatedly break the rules. Twitter had prev...

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Mar 01, 2021

Apple reopens all 270 of its US stores, for now
For the first time in nearly a year, all 270 Apple Stores in the US are open. When the pandemic first made its way stateside and Apple announced it was temporarily closing some of its retail locations, the company said the plan was to start reopening...

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Mar 01, 2021

Google updates Gmail and other iOS apps for the first time in months
Google has updated the Gmail iOS app for the first time in months, along with Meet, Sheets, Docs, Calendar and Tasks. Aside from Tasks now supporting widgets on iOS 14, these are minor updates centered around bug fixes and performance improvements. I...

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Mar 01, 2021

Gab data breach may include 70GB of data on 15,000 users
Right-wing social media network Gab appears to have suffered an extensive data breach. According to Wired, a self-proclaimed hacktivist who goes by the handle "JaXpArO" obtained more than 70GB of data on the platform's users through a SQL injunction...

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Mar 01, 2021

EA delays the next Need for Speed to focus on Battlefield
Although EA previously said it would release the next Need for Speed and Battlefield games by March 2022, that won't be entirely the case. The publisher is delaying the upcoming Need for Speed by a year as its developer, Criterion Games, is tempo...

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Mar 01, 2021

Google's predictive 'Smart Compose' is coming to chat apps in Pixel phones
Google kicked off a cycle of updates that started around the time it dropped the first Android 12 developer preview last week. Since then, it announced a bunch of new features for Android devices, and today it's sharing a few more improvements co...

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Mar 01, 2021

Apple's next iPhone could feature a smaller display notch and larger battery
Apple may not announce the 2021 iPhone until the second half of the year, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill, with a new report this week coming out from reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo says Apple will rel...

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Mar 01, 2021

Google finally makes Assistant more useful for your work life
With many companies becoming more comfortable with letting employees work remotely even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, it's important that folks have the tools to do their jobs just as well at home. With that in mind, Google is bolstering...

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Mar 01, 2021

Instagram will let four users go live in a single stream
Instagram is expanding Live to accommodate more than two broadcasters in a single stream. The platform has unveiled Live Rooms, which (like Twitch's Squad Stream) will allow up to four people to go live together. In its announcement, Instagram sa...

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Mar 01, 2021

This service helps you build credit and savings over time
Financial freedom should be on everyone's mind. For many of us, a lack of formal education on personal finance means we don't know how to budget month to month and save for the future. You need to develop some key habits to achieve financial independ...

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Mar 01, 2021

Rocket Lab reveals plans for reusable rocket with 8 ton payload
Rocket Lab is developing a larger rocket that can carry bigger payloads than its current reusable trooper, the Electron. At 131 feet tall, the Neutron launch vehicle will be more than double the size of its predecessor and will also outstrip it in te...

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Mar 01, 2021

Google's Pixel 4a 5G drops to an all-time low at Amazon and B&H
At $499, Google's Pixel 4a 5G was already a pretty good deal if you wanted a pure Android experience, excellent cameras and, of course, 5G connectivity. If even that's too much, however, you can now pick up one for just $449 at Amazon and B&a...

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Mar 01, 2021

Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' is back in stock and $10 off at Amazon
Snagging Nintendo Switch accessories can be just as hard as buying a Switch console these days as items quickly go out of stock. That's been the case with the Ring Fit Adventure, Nintendo's exercise role-playing game, for the past few months...

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Mar 01, 2021

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: A better balance of premium and practical
Samsung's first Galaxy Chromebook was a thing to behold. It had an incredibly sharp and vivid 4K screen, a wonderful keyboard and a thin, light, well-designed body. It was almost everything you could want from a laptop — but its $1,000 price and emba...

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Mar 01, 2021

My late, reluctant trip to 'Mass Effect Andromeda'
I can't wait for the high-definition Mass Effect trilogy. I'm so excited, in fact, that I caved and tried to play Mass Effect Andromeda, a game I intentionally avoided at launch. It wasn't due to the wobbly-faced gifs, though that didn't help but mor...

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Mar 01, 2021

The Morning After: Netflix's Golden Globes success story
Good morning! If you missed the Golden Globes over the weekend, the big news is that Netflix dominated proceedings. Netflix's The Crown took three major awards, with Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor winning for their portrayals of Princess Diana and Pri...

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Mar 01, 2021

Apple's AirPods Pro fall to $190 at Woot
Apple's AirPods Pro are among the best wireless earbuds available, particularly if you're wedded to Apple's gadget ecosystem. The biggest problems we have with them is the $250 retail price, which is on the high side compared to rivals. H...

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Mar 01, 2021

Researchers build the fastest laser-based random number generator
A team of international scientists has developed a laser that can generate 254 trillion random digits per second, more than a hundred times faster than computer-based random number generators (RNG). Though random number generation has been around for...

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Mar 01, 2021

Netflix dominates the Golden Globes with help from 'The Crown'
The 2021 Golden Globes could generously be described as a mess; reports detailed a lack of membership diversity and questionable perks, while critically acclaimed shows like I May Destroy You missed out on nominations. On top of that, the Tina Fey an...

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Mar 01, 2021

Lime's latest e-bike can borrow batteries from scooters
Lime might have another way to make e-bikes more practical: have them use the same batteries as its scooters. The mobility service is rolling out a new e-bike whose battery is interchangeable with the one in Gen4 scooter models. That saves the compan...

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Feb 28, 2021

Lordstown Motors' electric race truck is (mostly) ready for off-roading
Lordstown Motors wants to prove its Endurance electric truck is ready for the wilderness through a familiar strategy: it's entering a prominent race. Autoblog reports that Lordstown has unveiled a race-ready version of its Endurance Beta truck th...

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Feb 28, 2021

Scientists sequence 64 human genomes to better reflect genetic diversity
The Human Genome Project shed light on our species in 2001, but it was a patchwork of different humans' genes that didn't really reflect humanity's genetic makeup. Flash forward 20 years, however, and science is taking a significant leap...

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Feb 28, 2021

Social media bots may have fuelled the GameStop stock frenzy
The GameStop stock frenzy appears to largely have been the product of Reddit users and trading apps like Robinhood, but some of its contributors might not have been human. According to Reuters, cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media has determined that people...

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Feb 28, 2021

Watch Rivian test its R1T electric truck in extreme cold weather
If Rivian's R1T is going to live up to its electric adventure truck image, it's going to have to survive conditions that could leave other EVs crying for mercy... and it might just manage that. As Electrek notes, the startup has shared detail...

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Feb 27, 2021

The next Moto smartwatches will include an Apple Watch clone
Moto-branded smartwatches are staging another comeback, and they won't rely on your Moto 360 nostalgia quite so much this time. As WatchSmarty and 9to5Google have noticed, a CE Brands (which runs eBuyNow) presentation has revealed a trio of Moto...

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Feb 27, 2021

The latest 'Valorant' agent controls space and time
Riot is kicking off the second act of Valorant's Episode 2 with another character that can bend the rules of reality. The developer has revealed Astra, a Ghanaian agent who wields the "energies of the cosmos" to control the battlefield....

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Feb 27, 2021

Microsoft is testing 1080p Xbox Game Pass streaming
The 720p resolution for Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming (aka xCloud) is decent on a phone, but that's clearly not going to cut it when the service comes to PCs and iPads. Thankfully, a resolution bump appears to be in order. Windows Central and T...

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Feb 27, 2021

The UK government will reportedly buy stakes in tech startups
The UK might have a new way to achieve technological supremacy: throw money directly at companies. Financial Times sources say the country is establishing a "Future Fund: Breakthrough" effort that would spend up to £375 million (about $522...

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Feb 27, 2021

Nissan's improved hybrid car system reduces CO2 emissions
Nissan has announced that it has achieved a 50 percent thermal efficiency for its next-generation e-Power hybrid technology. As RoadShow explains, most modern gasoline engines have a thermal efficiency of around 40 percent — in other words, only 40 p...

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Feb 27, 2021

ICYMI: We check out Lenovo's lightest ThinkPad yet
This week we spent some time testing Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Nano — the company's thinnest and lightest ThinkPad at under two pounds. As usual, slimming things down comes with some trade offs, and Cherlynn Low tells us where the X1 Nano might leave...

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Feb 27, 2021

Hitting the Books: The Brooksian revolution that led to rational robots
We are living through an AI renaissance thought wholly unimaginable just a few decades ago — automobiles are becoming increasingly autonomous, machine learning systems can craft prose nearly as well as human poets, and almost every smartphone on the...

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Feb 27, 2021

OnePlus will reportedly launch its '9R' phone and watch in March
OnePlus may have a particularly busy March. Well-known tipster Ishan Agarwal told 91Mobiles that OnePlus will reportedly unveil at least four devices in March, including a lower-cost 9R smartphone (you're looking at the 8T above) as well as the s...

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Feb 27, 2021

The Morning After: MSI's latest gaming laptop targets the 1440p sweet spot
Years after 3D's last invasion has receded from the public sphere, it's notable that some of the most favorable implementations happened on mobile devices. To mark the ten-year anniversary of the Nintedo 3DS launch in Japan, Engadget editors chim...

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Feb 27, 2021

Volkswagen is using its electric ID.Buzz van to test self-driving tech
Volkswagen at one time said its electric ID.Buzz van would reach dealerships by 2022 (that announcement has been removed but you can view it in the Internet Archive), but news from its commercial division confirms that at least an unveiling is still...

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Feb 26, 2021

Facebook's BARS is an experimental TikTok-like app for rappers
Facebook's R&D division, the NPE Team, has introduced another experimental app that's centered around music. It's called BARS, and it's meant to give aspiring rappers a way to record their rhymes with the app's studio quality...

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Feb 26, 2021

A PlayStation Network outage is affecting certain games
Just a day after a massive Xbox Live outage, Sony's PlayStation Network has been experiencing issues for several hours. The problem on this end is a bit different, and based on reports may only affect certain games. Sony's PSN Status page rep...

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Feb 26, 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover carried a family portrait of its robotic siblings to Mars
Like any good piece of high-tech hardware, NASA's Perseverance rover features an Easter egg hidden in plain sight. Since landing on Mars on February 18th, NASA has been sharing thousands of photos captured by the rover. And if you look close enough,...

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Feb 26, 2021

'Terraria' will hit Stadia after all
Terraria will come out Stadia after all. In a state of the game post spotted by Android Police, developer Re-Logic said it had resumed work on the port after settling its differences with Google. "After a month of pushing (and with the immense suppor...

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Feb 26, 2021

Right-wing site Gab responds to 'alleged' data breach
The CEO of Gab — the right-wing haven that lost mainstream tech backing after violent attacks in 2018 — published a curious blog post denying that the company has suffered a data breach. While it mysteriously went offline for a short time a week ago,...

Engadget
Feb 26, 2021

Netflix is making a Terminator anime with the studio behind 'Ghost in the Shell'
A Terminator anime from the legendary studio behind the Ghost in the Shell franchise is coming to Netflix. The streaming giant didn't share any details on the plot, but showrunner Mattson Tomlin, who worked on Project Power for Netflix, told Vari...

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