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Jan 27, 2021

Intel starts shipping its first Iris Xe discrete graphics cards for desktop
Intel's first dedicated graphics cards for desktop will soon pop up on the market as part of pre-built systems customers can buy. The chipmaker has announced that it has officially launched the Iris Xe discrete desktop graphics cards, which it develo...

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Jan 26, 2021

Tasker's Android phone automation connects with Google Assistant
People have long used Tasker to take care of repetitive tasks on their Android device, or to customize its features based on things like whether they're at home or at the office. Now the app's features are a little easier to use since you can trigger...

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Jan 26, 2021

'Godzilla vs. Kong' makes its HBO Max debut on March 31st
When WarnerMedia announced plans to premiere its 2021 slate of movies in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time, some of the companies and big names involved in making those movies were immediately outraged. Legendary Pictures co-financed Dune and...

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Jan 26, 2021

HomePod mini update adds UWB-enhanced handoff features
Back when it announced the HomePod mini last year, Apple said it was working on a feature that would allow you to seamlessly transfer music, calls and podcasts between your iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 and the smart speaker. With the arrival of iOS 14.4 ea...

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Jan 26, 2021

Microsoft's profits jump by 33 percent thanks to the cloud, PCs and Xbox
Another quarter, another booming earnings report from Microsoft. But what's notable for Q2 2021is that it isn't just the cloud driving the company forward this time. The company reported revenues of $43.1 billion, up 17 percent from last year. That's...

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Jan 26, 2021

Disney and Comcast are sharing streaming rights to ‘Modern Family'
Here's something we're not used to seeing: two companies sharing the streaming rights to a popular show. But that's exactly what's happening with Modern Family, which you'll be able to watch through both Hulu and Peacock when all 250 episodes of the...

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Jan 26, 2021

Plex Arcade features a bunch of old-school Atari games
Media streaming service Plex is moving beyond TV, movies, audio and photos. Starting today, you can play a bunch of Atari games through a Plex Arcade subscription. Plex has teamed up with Parsec to offer classics like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Co...

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Jan 26, 2021

Chrome OS 88 turns your Chromebook into an impromptu smart display
Google has started rolling out Chrome OS 88. The update includes a couple of enhancements, the most notable of which is a new screen saver you can use to get more functionality out of your computer's lock screen. By enabling the feature, your Chromeb...

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Jan 26, 2021

'The Lord of the Rings: Gollum' is delayed to 2022
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was supposed to arrive this year, but its journey to your screens will take unexpectedly longer. Developer Daedalic announced that it will release the game in 2022 on PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation and Xbox consoles...

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Jan 26, 2021

Google is turning Tilt Brush over to the open source community
Google is winding down support for yet another one of its marquee VR products. In a blog post spotted by Protocol, the company said it's halting development on Tilt Brush and open sourcing the project so that the community can continue to use the app...

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Jan 26, 2021

Twitter is making it easier for researchers to study its platform
Twitter just took a major step toward making it easier for researchers to understand the conversations happening on its platform. The company introduced a new version of its API that will allow researchers to access wide swaths of public Twitter data...

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Jan 26, 2021

Gorgeous RPG 'Haven' expands to Switch and PS4 on February 4th
Haven is centered around a pair of lovers on a lost planet, so it's fitting that it'll arrive on more platforms just ahead of Valentine's Day. The sci-fi RPG will land on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Epic Games Store on February 4th. It debuted on Steam,...

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Jan 26, 2021

iOS 14.4 rolls out with Bluetooth audio monitoring
Apple has started rolling out iOS 14.4 to iPhone and iPad users. While not as a meaty of an update as iOS 14.3, it comes with a handful of small enhancements. To start, you'll find a new option within the Settings menu that allows you to designate th...

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Jan 26, 2021

The East Coast is suffering through major internet connection problems
If you're having problems with your internet connection today, you're far from the only one. There are widespread reports of outages on DownDetector at the minute, particularly on the East Coast of the US. Services like Zoom, Gmail, Slack (yes, again...

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Jan 26, 2021

The East Coast suffered major internet connection issues this afternoon
If you had problems with your internet connection today, you were far from the only one. There were widespread reports of outages on DownDetector on Tuesday, particularly on the East Coast of the US. Services like Zoom, Gmail, Slack (yes, again) and...

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Jan 26, 2021

Researchers built an AI that plays chess like a person, not a super computer
We mere mortals haven't truly been competitive against artificial intelligence in chess in a long time. It's been 15 years since a human has conquered a computer in a chess tournament. However, a team of researchers have developed an AI chess engine...

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Jan 26, 2021

'Animal Crossing' updates send Mario and Hello Kitty to Carnival
You can't attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (or anywhere, really) due to the pandemic, but Nintendo thinks it can bring the celebration to you. It's releasing an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update on January 28th that delivers that Brazil...

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Jan 26, 2021

Byte, the spiritual successor to Vine, has a new owner
Byte, the spiritual successor to Vine, created by Vine co-founder Dominik Hofmann, has been purchased by Clash, a creator monetization company. Clash, co-founded by former Vine star Brendon McNerney, is itself another wannabe smash-hit video sharing...

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Jan 26, 2021

Sony's A1 is a $6,500 50MP camera that shoots 30fps bursts and 8K video
Sony has just dropped a bomb on the camera world with the launch of the A1, its new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera with some breakthrough features. Thanks to a new 50-megapixel Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and the cutting-edge Bionz XR process...

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Jan 26, 2021

Apple's M1 Mac mini is $50 off at Amazon and B&H
Apple's M1-powered Mac mini just became a tad more affordable, at least if you're willing to make some effort. Amazon is selling the base version of the compact desktop for $649, or $50 below its usual price, while B&H Photo is offering a matchin...

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Jan 26, 2021

Apple celebrates Black History Month with a limited-edition Watch Series 6
Apple is celebrating Black History Month by amplifying Black creators, artists, developers and businesses across its various services and with an Apple Watch Black Unity Collection. A limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6 features the words "Black Uni...

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Jan 26, 2021

Sony built a $2,500 smartphone for creators and broadcasters
Shortly after Sony showed off its first 5G phone in early 2020, it teased an even more capable Pro model that the company quickly stopped talking about for the rest of the year. After a long silence, the Xperia Pro has finally resurfaced, along with...

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Jan 26, 2021

Sony's WF-1000XM3 ANC earbuds are 23 percent off right now
Yesterday, we covered a deal on one of our favorite pairs of wireless headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM4, that brought them down to $278. You can still grab that deal today, but if over-ear cans aren't your style, you can now save a bit on Sony earbuds,...

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Jan 26, 2021

AT&T's public safety network knows which floor first responders are on
AT&T's FirstNet public safety network just received some upgrades that could make all the difference in certain emergencies. Most notably, the platform now includes vertical GPS support, or Z-Axis in AT&T-speak. It's now possible to pinpoint...

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Jan 26, 2021

Wink's home automation service has been down for a whole day
Home automation service Wink has suffered a connectivity issue that has knocked out its equipment for the better part of a day. In a tweet, the company announced that it was investigating an issue "controlling devices connected to Wink," adding that...

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Jan 26, 2021

Walmart knocks over $50 off the 44mm Apple Watch Series 6
While Apple doesn't have many sales of its own, it's possible to find things like the Apple Watch for less at other retailers. But when it comes to the Watch in particular, there's rarely any rhyme or reason to these discounts — one day all models wi...

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Jan 26, 2021

Formlabs launches its first SLS 3D printer for in-house prototyping
Today, Formlabs is introducing a new Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer for prototypers and engineers. The Fuse 1 uses the company's first Nylon powder to make SLS printing more affordable and accessible for businesses. It's an industrial pri...

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Jan 26, 2021

Verizon's latest prepaid service offers mmWave 5G for $75 per month
You can now access Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband service with a prepaid plan. The company has launched Verizon Prepaid Unlimited, a $75 per month option that includes access to its mmWave network. If you need a refresher, Verizon effectively offers two...

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Jan 26, 2021

Twitter jumps into newsletters with Revue acquisition
Twitter wants a piece of the fast-growing newsletter industry. Today, the company announced that it's acquired Revue for an undisclosed sum. The latter is one of the best-known services for creating and managing a newsletter — the other being Substac...

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Jan 26, 2021

An automated Telegram bot is selling Facebook account phone numbers
Access to a database reportedly containing 500 million users' private information is being sold on a cybercrime forum. Motherboard reports that the database, which hosts data pulled from Facebook more than two years ago, contains people's phone numbe...

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Jan 26, 2021

The Morning After: Apple's new fitness feature is a guided walk with Dolly Parton
How are those mid-pandemic, new-year-new-you fitness goals going? My diet is still atrocious, but I'm grinding out my workouts. We've got two stories today that take different approaches to coaxing us all into being a little more active.  Through th...

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Jan 26, 2021

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra features a new low-power OLED display
When Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 Ultra, it talked about how the device's screen supports refresh rates of 120Hz at both full HD and Quad HD resolutions. What it didn't say until now, however, is that the S21 Ultra serves as the debut device for t...

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Jan 26, 2021

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 ECG tracking comes to 31 more countries
Samsung has announced that it's expanding the ECG and blood pressure tracking features in its latest Galaxy Watch models to the UK and Europe, along with Chile, Indonesia and the UAE for 31 new countries in total. So far, the function has only been a...

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Jan 26, 2021

Europe created more energy from renewables than fossil fuels last year
Europe is slowly reducing its dependancy on fossil fuels. A report co-published by Ember and Agora Energiewende, two think tanks focused on clean energy, has revealed that the continent generated more electricity from renewables than fossil fuels in...

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Jan 26, 2021

Lego's Vidiyo is a do-it-yourself music video maker for kids
Lego and Universal Music Group (UMG) are teaming up for Vidiyo, a new set to empower kids aged seven and ten to make their own music videos. It's a bunch of figures and blocks that, when scanned into the app, will make those characters burst into son...

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Jan 26, 2021

Grimes and Endel bring their AI-powered sleep sounds to Android
Last October, Endel announced that it had partnered with Grimes for a special ‘soundscape' inside its music app, which is meant to help you focus, relax or fall asleep. The collaboration was called AI Lullaby and, as you might have guessed from the n...

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Jan 26, 2021

TikTok patched an exploit that could've let attackers steal user phone numbers
Earlier this year, TikTok launched a bug bounty program after the discovery of vulnerabilities and threats of a ban by the former Trump administration. That effort appears to have paid dividends, as it recently fixed a serious flaw discovered by the...

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Jan 26, 2021

Amazon's Alexa Guard Plus security subscription comes to the US
Amazon's Alexa Guard Plus subscription service is now live in the US. The company unveiled Guard Plus back in September as a paid option for those who want the extra features that come with the premium version of its free Guard service. While the bas...

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Jan 26, 2021

Polk Audio claims React is the 'most advanced Alexa-enabled soundbar'
Polk Audio has revealed its latest smart soundbar, which includes several Alexa-powered features. Polk React has four far-field microphones to help it pick up your voice commands even when it's blasting audio from an action movie.The $249 soundbar ha...

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Jan 26, 2021

‘Babylon 5 Remastered' now available to buy or stream on HBO Max
Nearly thirty years after its first broadcast and close to twenty since its troubled DVD release, Babylon 5 is finally getting a polish. From today, Warner Bros. is launching Babylon 5 Remastered both as a digital download (from iTunes and Amazon whe...

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Jan 26, 2021

‘Babylon 5 Remastered' now available to buy, or stream on HBO Max
Nearly thirty years after its first broadcast and close to twenty since its troubled DVD release, Babylon 5 is finally getting a polish. From today, Warner Bros. is launching Babylon 5 Remastered both as a digital download (from iTunes and Amazon whe...

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Jan 26, 2021

Google reveals North Korean-backed campaign targeting security researchers
Google's Threat Analysis Group has identified an ongoing campaign that's been targeting security researchers working on vulnerabilities over the past few months. The team says "a government-backed entity based in North Korea" is behind the attacks, w...

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Jan 26, 2021

Wacom's pen tablet for students now works with Chromebooks
For all their strengths as eduction tools, Chromebooks have their limitations. Most don't come with a stylus, and even if they do, they're usually not the most accurate. Enter Wacom.   The company's One by Wacom tablet now works with Chrome OS device...

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Jan 25, 2021

What's on TV this week: 'The Medium' and 'Resident Alien'
This week the next-gen Xbox platform delivers a console exclusive with The Medium, a horror game that features the trick of having the player constantly leap between two worlds that are rendered simultaneously. HBO Max features its latest major film...

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Jan 25, 2021

Facebook's News tab arrives in the UK
Facebook is bringing its dedicated News tab to the UK on Tuesday, which marks the first time the company has rolled out the feature outside of the US. You can access the News tab from the menu in the Facebook app.It features news tailored to your int...

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Jan 25, 2021

Amazon removes militia-associated charity groups from Smile program
Amazon has removed five groups that appear to be associated with the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, two militias the FBI is investigating for their alleged involvement in the January 6th US Capitol attack. Since 2013, the company has allowed char...

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Jan 25, 2021

Apple shuffles hardware execs to make room for a mysterious new project
Dan Riccio has served as senior VP of engineering overseeing all of Apple's hardware since 2012, but now he's stepping back from that role. A press release revealed he's focusing on a mysterious "new project" at Apple and will still report directly t...

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Jan 25, 2021

Peacock will stream Indycar practice and qualifying sessions this season
When the 2021 Indycar season starts on April 18th, you'll be able to watch some of the action through Peacock Premium. NBCUniversal announced today it will stream live coverage of qualifying and practice sessions that lead up to the Indianapolis 500,...

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Jan 25, 2021

Hyundai rolls out adorable customer service robot for its showrooms
In an effort to offer assistance without any unnecessary human interaction, Hyundai has unveiled the DAL-e, a new customer service robot that is both adorable yet functional. It debuted today in a Hyundai Motor showroom in southern Seoul in a pilot o...

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Jan 25, 2021

The Sundance Film Festival makes a giant leap into VR
Like most major events over the last year, the esteemed Sundance Film Festival is going virtual. But it's going beyond just letting you watch films at home. Sundance is building an extensive virtual reality platform for all attendees, which can be ac...

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Jan 25, 2021

Facebook will let researchers study its election ad targeting data
Facebook is attempting to increase transparency around ads that ran in the lead up to November's US elections. Starting on February 1st, researchers will have access to targeting data on more than 1.3 million social issues, electoral and political ad...

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Jan 25, 2021

‘Cyberpunk 2077' update introduced a game-breaking bug
Cyberpunk 2077's 1.1 update was supposed to set the troubled game on the path toward redemption. Instead, it seems to have come with its own set of problems. Per Eurogamer, players have discovered a game-breaking bug involving Cyberpunk 2077's "Down...

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Jan 25, 2021

Twitter's new ‘Birdwatch' experiment crowdsources fact-checking
Twitter is launching a new feature to fight misinformation: Birdwatch, a "community-driven approach" that crowdsources fact checks directly from other Twitter users. The experiment was first spotted last fall, but the company is now officially introd...

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Jan 25, 2021

How Biden and Harris could refocus the White House on science
In each of its annual budget requests, the Trump administration made deep funding cuts to federal research spending, in spite of Congress' consistent refusals. However, the administration's 2021 proposal actually sought to promote AI and quantum comp...

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Jan 25, 2021

AMC avoids bankruptcy, at least for now
AMC won't run out of cash in the near future. The movie theater chain announced it has raised or received commitments for $917 million in debt capital and equity, or enough to put a near-term bankruptcy "off the table." The company said it had a life...

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Jan 25, 2021

A personal trainer app guilt-tripped me into exercising (and it worked)
Like a lot of people, I gained weight during lockdown. Not only did I give in to comfort food and stress eating, I also stopped exercising. On top of those extra pounds, I also grew increasingly sluggish and glum as world events continued to depress...

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Jan 25, 2021

Spotify dabbles in audiobooks by offering nine public-domain works
Spotify's aggressive move into content beyond music continues today, as the company is testing a small "pilot" of audiobooks on the platform. Specifically, nine classic audiobooks will be available starting today. This isn't technically the first tim...

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Jan 25, 2021

WWE Network will stream exclusively on Peacock in the US
WWE Network is slamming its way onto Peacock. From March 18th, NBCUniversal's platform will be the exclusive home of WWE's streaming service in the US. Under a multi-year deal, Peacock Premium subscribers will have access to a 24/7 WWE Network channe...

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Jan 25, 2021

'Madden NFL 21' comes to Google Stadia on January 28th
You won't need powerful console or PC to play Madden NFL 21 in the near future. EA has revealed (in amidst Pro Bowl news) that its seminal football title will be available on Google Stadia starting January 28th. Yes, you can predict the Super Bowl ou...

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Jan 25, 2021

Sony's WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones return to a record low of $278
Sony makes some of the best active noise-cancelling headphones you can get, but most of them come at high price tags. It's always worth waiting for a sale if you want to get a pair of high-quality cans without dropping too much money. Now, one of the...

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Jan 25, 2021

Scientists find a cloudless 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet with a four-day year
Astronomers have found another strange planet that could expand our understanding of the cosmos. Gizmodo reports that a team at Harvard and Smithsonian's Center for Astrophysics has spotted a gas giant 575 light years away, WASP-62b, that's not only...

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Jan 25, 2021

Apple's 'Time to Walk' stories arrive today for Fitness users
Apple's Fitness subscription service is getting its first major new feature today. As was rumored earlier today, "Time to Walk" is a set of stories that play alongside a walking workout initiated from the Apple Watch. Essentially, they're self-conta...

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Jan 25, 2021

AirPods Pro are 20 percent off at Amazon and other retailers
AirPods Pro remain the best sounding wireless earbuds that Apple makes the moment, and now they've dropped to $200 at a number of online retailers including Amazon and Walmart. That's $50 off their normal price and the lowest we've seen since the sta...

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Jan 25, 2021

Instagram adds ‘professional dashboard' for businesses and creators
Instagram is working on a new feature for business owners and influencers. The app is adding a new "professional dashboard" feature that brings all the app's business tools into a dedicated space in the app. The new dashboard is meant for anyone who...

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Jan 25, 2021

Huawei may spin off its P and Mate smartphone brands
After selling Honor last year, Huawei may spin off its premium Mate and P smartphone brands next to get around crippling sanctions, according to Reuters. The company has reportedly been talking to a consortium led by investment firms backed by the Sh...

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Jan 25, 2021

Google unions around the world form Alpha Global alliance
Various Alphabet unions have joined forces and created a global alliance called Alpha Global. It was created with some help from UNI Global, a federation of unions that represents 20 million workers from a variety of fields including the technology i...

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Jan 25, 2021

The Morning After: Tesla accuses engineer of stealing Warp Drive secrets
Good morning! We start the week as Tesla tries to keep its trade secrets and technology safe. This time, it's suing engineer Alex Khatilov for allegedly stealing the company's custom Warp Drive software (which automates purchasing and other systems)...

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Jan 25, 2021

Bloodhound needs another new owner to break the land speed record
Here we go again. The team behind Bloodhound, a British car designed to beat the the world land speed record, is looking for a new benefactor. The current owner, Ian Warhurst, saved the project from financial ruin in December 2018. In a press release...

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Jan 25, 2021

Formula One champion Jenson Button will compete in Extreme E
Former Formula One champion Jenson Button is joining Extreme E. The 41-year-old has launched his own team, called JBXE, and will compete as one of two drivers. He joins a large roster of recognizable names from the motorsport world. Lewis Hamilton, t...

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Jan 25, 2021

Google will turn some of its offices into COVID-19 vaccination sites
Google will convert some of its facilities into COVID-19 vaccination sites starting in New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Kirkland, Washington. Partnering with One Medical and public health authorities, it will open "buildings...

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Jan 25, 2021

Apple's Time to Walk feature will offer inspiring stories to Fitness subscribers
Apple could soon launch a podcast-like feature called "Time to Walk" for Fitness subscribers and Watch owners, according to MacRumors. The feature, which popped up in the watchOS 7.3 release candidate beta, is described in the release notes as "an a...

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Jan 24, 2021

Netflix delivers 'studio-quality' sound upgrade for Android viewers
Don't be surprised if Netflix sounds nicer the next time you marathon a show on your Android phone. Netflix has upgraded its Android app to stream audio in xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC; yes, it's a mouthful), promising "studio-quality" so...

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Jan 24, 2021

Google mobile search redesign focuses on results, not frills
You might soon have an easier time searching the web from your phone. Google is rolling out a visual redesign of mobile search that should help you focus on the results rather than... well, everything surrounding them. Results pages now run edge-to-e...

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Jan 24, 2021

Apple warns against putting an iPhone 12 too close to your pacemaker
You probably don't need someone to tell you that magnets and life-saving medical devices don't mix, but Apple wants to make that patently clear. MacRumors has learned that Apple recently updated a support document to warn against keeping the iPhone 1...

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Jan 24, 2021

Sony may resurrect the Xperia Compact line for small phone fans
Did you see the iPhone 12 mini and wish there were an Android equivalent to that small-yet-mighty design? You might get your wish. Well-known tipster OnLeaks has shared what he says are images and early details of the Xperia Compact, Sony's revival o...

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Jan 24, 2021

Uber cuts 15 percent of Postmates' workforce
Now that Uber owns Postmates, it's apparently ready to cut workers it believes are superfluous. Uber has confirmed to the New York Times that it's laying off about 185 people at Postmates, or about 15 percent of the delivery company's staff. Most of...

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Jan 24, 2021

SpaceX launches a record 143 satellites into orbit
After a slight delay, SpaceX has smashed a record for sending spacecraft into orbit. The company successfully launched its Transporter-1 mission carrying an unprecedented 143 satellites, including 133 commercial and government customer vehicles and 1...

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Jan 23, 2021

Pixar's 'Soul' was so popular on streaming that it beat 'The Office'
There was little doubt Pixar's Soul would find a large audience by going straight to Disney in many countries, but it's now clear just how successful that strategy was. Deadline reports that the existential movie topped Nielsen's streaming rankings...

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Jan 23, 2021

Tesla accuses engineer of stealing crucial company software
Tesla is no stranger to allegations of staff stealing its technology, but its latest case may be particularly brazen if true. As Electrek has learned, the EV maker has sued engineer Alex Khatilov for allegedly stealing the company's custom Warp Drive...

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Jan 23, 2021

Boeing wants all its aircraft to fly on sustainable fuels by 2030
Boeing has vowed to make flights using its planes more eco-friendly within the next decade: The aviation titan has announced its commitment to make sure its planes can fly on 100 percent sustainable fuels by 2030. It explained that making the shift t...

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Jan 23, 2021

FTC issues first fines using a law against ticket scalping bots
Most live events simply aren't an option due to the pandemic, but that isn't stopping the FTC from cracking down on ticket scalper bots. The regulator has taken its first legal action using the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act meant to punish th...

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Jan 23, 2021

Home security technician admits hacking customers' security cameras
A former ADT security company employee has admitted to breaking into the cameras he installed in users' homes in the Dallas area to watch their private moments. Telesforo Aviles has pleaded guilty to computer fraud and now faces up to five years in f...

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Jan 23, 2021

Italy blocks TikTok for some users following girl's death
TikTok is facing mounting concerns over its approach to younger users. The Guardian reports that Italy's Data Protection Authority (DPA) has blocked TikTok for users whose age can't be verified after a 10-year-old girl died while allegedly participat...

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Jan 23, 2021

ICYMI: We test out the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones
Now that CES is over, we can really get the new year underway. Here at Engadget, that means reviewing all of the latest tech as it becomes available, from smartphones to smart scales. At last week's Unpacked event, Samsung announced two smartphones,...

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Jan 23, 2021

Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care
Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine — from IBM's Watson: Hospital Edition and A...

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Jan 23, 2021

Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad drops to $199 at Amazon
It's now decidedly more affordable to get the combo of an iPad and a Magic Keyboard — if you act quickly, at least. Amazon is selling the Magic Keyboard for the iPad Air and 11-inch iPad Pro (no Pencil included) for $199, a full $100 below the usual...

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Jan 23, 2021

Recommended Reading: What went wrong with Cyberpunk 2077?
Inside Cyberpunk 2077's disastrous rolloutJason Schreier, BloombergInterviews with more than 20 CD Projekt Red staff members (current and former) uncovered a development cycle "marred by unchecked ambition, poor planning and technical shortcomings."...

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Jan 23, 2021

The Morning After: Microsoft changed its mind about an Xbox Live price hike
Usually, a company releasing news late on a Friday night is a bad sign, but Microsoft went the other way. After starting off Friday by awkwardly announcing revised pricing for Xbox Live Gold that would've doubled the cost for new Xbox accounts to acc...

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Jan 23, 2021

The Morning After: Microsoft won't raise the price of Xbox Live
Usually, a company releasing news late on a Friday night is a bad sign, but Microsoft went the other way. After starting off Friday by awkwardly announcing revised pricing for Xbox Live Gold that would've doubled the cost for new Xbox accounts to acc...

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Jan 23, 2021

Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users
Facebook isn't down, but it did start an odd trending topic on Twitter Friday night as confused iPhone owners tried to figure out why the social network logged them out. I haven't found an explanation for why this happened, but it appears that everyo...

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Jan 23, 2021

Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games
In one of the first positive Friday night news dumps I can remember, Microsoft has not only reversed course on its poorly-received plan to raise the price for Xbox Live, it's adding a treat. Soon, for free-to-play games (like Fortnite or Apex Legends...

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Jan 23, 2021

SpaceX's first 'rideshare' mission will launch a record number of satellites
The SpaceX Transporter-1 mission set to launch today will put 133 commercial and government spacecraft, as well as 10 more Starlink satellites, in orbit. SpaceX says that's "the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission" — the previous record...

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Jan 23, 2021

SpaceX's first 'rideshare' mission will launch a record number of satellites (updated)
The SpaceX Transporter-1 mission set to launch today will put 133 commercial and government spacecraft, as well as 10 more Starlink satellites, in orbit. SpaceX says that's "the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission" — the previous record...

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Jan 22, 2021

NBC is shutting down its sports cable channel as the bundle contracts
According to reports by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, NBC Sports Group Chairman Pete Bevacqua told staffers in a memo that the NBC Sports Network cable channel is shutting down the end of this year. While it's unclear what will happen to som...

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Jan 22, 2021

Amazon will start streaming Robert Kirkman's 'Invincible' on March 26th
Amazon has shared the first trailer for Invincible. The upcoming adult animated series sees The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman and Steven Yeun reunite for another project. This time around, Yeun stars as 17-year-old Mark Grayson, who struggles to come...

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Jan 22, 2021

The first big 'Cyberpunk 2077' patch has arrived
As promised, the first of two early-2021 patches for CD Projekt Red's troubled Cyberpunk 2077 has arrived. This updates the game to version 1.1 on PC, consoles and Stadia, and according to the notes it lays the groundwork for future updates, while al...

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Jan 22, 2021

Blizzard is gobbling up Vicarious Visions
Game publisher Activision is folding one of its oldest support studios into Blizzard. On Friday, the company told GamesIndustry.biz all 200 team members of Vicarious Visions are now employees of Blizzard. And moving forward, they'll be "fully dedicat...

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Jan 22, 2021

Democrats ask Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to rework their suggestion algorithms
A group of more than 30 democratic lawmakers led by Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) are calling on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to make substantive changes to their recommendation algorithms. In three separate letters...

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Jan 22, 2021

Cadillac's upcoming Celestiq flagship EV has a tint-shifting smart roof
GM has high hopes for its upcoming Cadillac Celestiq sedan, slated for release in 2023. The flagship EV is being built to help the brand recapture its reign as "the Standard of the World." As such, it's expected to arrive packed to the gills with cut...

Engadget
Jan 22, 2021

The best deals we found this week: $40 off Google's Pixel 4a 5G and more
This week brought a return of some holiday sale prices, plus a few deals that are even better than those we saw late last year. Google's Pixel 4a 5G fell to a new record-low price, while the 8th-generation iPad remains on sale for $299. If you want t...

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