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Sep 30, 2020

Google may face an antitrust probe in China, too
Google might soon face an antitrust investigation in China on top of one that could launch in the US, according to Reuters. The government will reportedly look into charges that Google used its Android dominance to stifle mobile competition, saying i...

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Sep 30, 2020

YouTube TV loses regional Fox sports channels
Starting on October 1st, YouTube TV will no longer have access to Fox regional sports channels owned by Sinclair. If you'll recall, the Google-owned streaming TV service first announced that it would no longer carry Fox Regional Sports Networks back...

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Sep 30, 2020

Facebook brings Messenger into Instagram DMs
Facebook's plan to unify its messaging apps is beginning to take shape. The company will begin incorporating more of Messenger's features into Instagram's in-app chat, including the ability to send messages across the two apps. Facebook began testing...

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Sep 30, 2020

Amazon Explore offers livestreamed classes, tours and shopping
We're in the middle of a pandemic, which means most people are limiting the time they spend outdoors. That means fewer shopping trips and vacations — especially those that involve boarding a plane or train — with friends or family. Amazon's solution...

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Sep 30, 2020

The Morning After: We reviewed iOS 14
COVID-19 and its effects aren't going anywhere, and the world of work continues to change around them. If I asked you what you missed most about how you used to work, would the answer be your commute?Microsoft is convinced there are benefits to the t...

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Sep 30, 2020

Seattle law will force Uber and Lyft to pay drivers a minimum hourly wage
Seattle's city council has unanimously approved a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers, joining New York as the second major US city to do so (via the New York Times). The law will require ride-hailing companies to pay drivers at least $0.56 per mi...

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Sep 30, 2020

Twitter will add voice tweet transcriptions following criticism over accessibility
When Twitter introduced voice tweets earlier this summer as a way to send more personalized messages, it caught a lot of flack for not including accessibility features. Now, the company said it will add transcriptions for voice tweets as part of an i...

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Sep 30, 2020

Ford makes the 2021 Mustang Mach-E a little cheaper
Ford is hoping to take the edge off some of the sticker shock when you buy a new Mustang Mach-E. Autoblog is reporting on a leaked memo, published on the Mach-E Forum, that purports to have been sent to Ford dealerships in the US. The instructions fr...

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Sep 30, 2020

The FCC's new anti-robocall rules prevent surprise charges for consumers
Back in March, the FCC ordered all carriers and phone companies to adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021 as an effort to combat robocalls. Now, the commission has announced new rules to clarify carriers' obligations regarding the technolo...

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Sep 30, 2020

Google Meet's 60-minute limit on free calls won't kick in until 2021
Google expanded Meet's availability earlier this year to give more people access to the video chat service in the midst of coronavirus-related lockdowns. The tech giant didn't just make it available to everyone with a Gmail account, though, it also m...

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Sep 30, 2020

What's on TV: 'Super Mario,' 'Star Wars: Squadrons' and 'Walking Dead'
After the debates, there are some entertaining things to put on your TV this week. In case you missed it, we're adding another new service to the mix with AMC , which launches Thursday and will feature new episodes of The Walking Dead and its newest...

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Sep 29, 2020

Apple outage caused iCloud, App Store, Music and TV problems
If you're getting error messages instead of media across your Apple devices and services then you're not alone. The company's status page notes an outage that's affecting many of its connected services that bring music, video and pictures to you. App...

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Sep 29, 2020

Apple outage is causing iCloud, App Store, Music and TV problems
If you're getting error messages instead of media across your Apple devices and services then you're not alone. The company's status page notes an outage that's affecting many of its connected services that bring music, video and pictures to you. App...

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Sep 29, 2020

'Pokémon Go' will roll back some of its COVID-19-related changes
As the coronavirus pandemic spread in the spring and summer, Pokémon Go rolled out a series of changes that made it easier for players to keep participating. Now Niantic Labs has announced that while some of the temporary bonuses it added will remain...

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Sep 29, 2020

Atari VCS backers should get their consoles 'very soon'
More than two years and multiple delays after its original announcement, the Atari VCS is finally making its way to people who helped crowdfund the console. In an update over on Medium, Atari says it's putting the "finishing touches" on the first bat...

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Sep 29, 2020

Leaked Amazon data shows automated warehouses have higher injury rates
Since 2014, Amazon has touted the efficiency and safety benefits of its new automated fulfillment centers where robots assist human workers in processing packages. But it turns out automation may be doing far more harm to the company's employees than...

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Sep 29, 2020

Sonos sues Google for infringing on five more speaker patents
Just one day before Google's Pixel 5 reveal, Sonos has filed a new lawsuit against the search giant, alleging it has infringed five more patents. The patents cover technologies that form the basis of some of Sonos' best-known features, including its...

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Sep 29, 2020

Researchers say they can predict epileptic seizures an hour in advance
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have developed a wearable electroencephalogram (EEG) device they claim can predict epileptic seizures up to an hour before the onset. Epiness uses machine learning algorithms to analyze br...

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Sep 29, 2020

Owlet's new baby smart sock is finicky yet adorable (like my twins)
My twins spent a little over 100 days in the NICU after they were born. One of the many things I became accustomed to when I visited was flicking my eyes to their monitors whenever the noises changed tone or frequency. "Beep beep booooonk" was someon...

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Sep 29, 2020

The unlocked OnePlus 7T is $200 cheaper at B&H Photo
B&H Photo is closing out September with the same deal it began the month with: $200 off the OnePlus 7T smartphone. The online retailer has the unlocked handset for $399 right now and the discount is available for both the glacier blue and frosted...

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Sep 29, 2020

‘Batman Unburied' will be Spotify's first exclusive DC Comics podcast
Earlier this year, we learned that Spotify was teaming up with DC Comics and Warner Bros. to create a lineup of exclusive, narrative audio podcasts featuring DC characters like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Today, Spotify announced the first ser...

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Sep 29, 2020

Facebook's Accounts Center lets you cross-post to Instagram
Facebook is stitching its main platform, Instagram and Messenger a bit more tightly together. It has revealed a unified Accounts Center, which it's starting to test in the settings of all three apps this week.You can use it to post stories to Instagr...

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Sep 29, 2020

'Dead by Daylight', 'Celeste' and others join Stadia Pro's free game lineup
Google wants more people to check out Stadia Pro, the subscription-based version of its video game streaming service. To that end, the company is adding six titles to its freebie lineup on October 1st, including Dead by Daylight. The asymmetric horro...

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Sep 29, 2020

Google will likely win EU approval for its $2.1 billion Fitbit deal
It looks like EU antitrust investigators will approve Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition after all. According to Reuters, Google made a few concessions today, and it is now on track to win EU approval. The changes are meant to address fears tha...

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Sep 29, 2020

Spotify makes it easier to add people to collaborative playlists
For obvious reasons, remote collaboration is now more popular than ever. Spotify is taking note. Today, it's rolling out a few changes to make its Collaborative Playlist feature even easier to use.You'll now see an "Add User" button in the playlist h...

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Sep 29, 2020

Polaris and Zero team up to build battery-powered snowmobiles
Polaris and Zero Motorcycles have announced a partnership to build a new generation of rugged off-road EVs. The pair signed a 10-year exclusive deal to build an all-electric off-road vehicle and snowmobile, with the first models available by the end...

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Sep 29, 2020

Peacock's 'Saved By The Bell' reboot premieres on November 25th
One of Peacock's most high-profile original series at last has a release date. The Saved By The Bell reboot will start streaming on November 25th, just in time for you to ignore your family over Thanksgiving weekend while binging it.Peacock is tappin...

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Sep 29, 2020

TikTok introduces in-app election guide to fight misinformation
TikTok is the latest social media app to push educational resources about voting and the upcoming election in an effort to stop misinformation from spreading. The app introduced a new election guide that will highlight "trusted information about the...

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Sep 29, 2020

Microsoft thinks remote workers need a 'virtual commute'
If there's one thing you don't miss from your pre-pandemic life, it's probably your commute to work. But Microsoft is convinced that daily commutes have unique benefits, and it wants to revive those benefits by replacing your daily commute with morni...

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Sep 29, 2020

iOS 14 review: Finally rid of the grid
Apple's new version of iOS arrives without any new iPhones, which is unusual. It means there's nothing to distract you from iOS 14 -- this is all about the software. As Engadget's Chris Velazco mentioned when he took an early look, the last two years...

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Sep 29, 2020

EA Play joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10th
We already knew that Microsoft was adding EA Play as a free perk for Game Pass subscribers. Today, however, the Xbox team has revealed exactly when members will be able to access the service on different platforms. If you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate...

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Sep 29, 2020

Pokémon Sword and Shield's second expansion arrives October 22nd
The second expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield, "The Crown Tundra" (TCT), will arrive on October 22nd. TCT will take players to a new wintry area of the Galar region named for the expansion's title. The news dropped during a presentation on The Po...

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Sep 29, 2020

Biden campaign says Facebook is failing to tackle election lies
The head of Joe Biden's election campaign has written a scathing letter to Facebook accusing the social network of backsliding. As reported by Axios, campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon says that the platform remains "the nation's foremost propagato...

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Sep 29, 2020

High-tech hearing aids for gadget lovers
At this year's CES, I wrote about a new wave of smart hearing tech. Some were assistive devices designed for those with only mild problems. Others were full-fledged hearing aids stuffed with smart features. This year, hearing technology continues to...

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Sep 29, 2020

Motorola's redesigned 5G Razr goes on sale October 2nd
On paper at least, the new 5G-friendly Razr is a big improvement over the one we reviewed earlier this year, and it's set to hit store shelves very soon. Motorola confirmed today that its revamped foldable will go on sale on October 2nd — you'll be a...

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Sep 29, 2020

Muscular Dystrophy Association is streaming on Twitch to raise funds
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is hosting a weekly streaming event entitled "MDA Let's Play For A Cure" featuring some big-name gamers on Twitch. It aims to drive awareness and raise funds for research to develop treatments and cures for mu...

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Sep 29, 2020

Disney GroupWatch is now available for subscribers in the US
After an early launch for testing in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the GroupWatch feature on Disney is now available in the US. Thanks to the feature's previous appearance, we had an idea of what to expect, but now the company is officially off...

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Sep 29, 2020

A handful of the latest iPad Pros are $50 off on Amazon
If you missed the last sale on the latest iPad Pros on Amazon, you have another shot right now. A couple models of Apple's most premium tablet are $50 off — the best deal slashes $50 off the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi, 128GB), bringing it to $949. You...

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Sep 29, 2020

UK ambulance services are testing a rescue jet suit
The "Iron Man" jet suit we first saw back in 2017 might be less crazy than we first thought. Inventor Richard Browning and his company Gravity Industries have demonstrated that it may be a viable option to quickly get medical help to victims in remot...

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Sep 29, 2020

UAE plans to put a lander on the Moon by 2024
In a series of tweets, the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates has expressed his desire to see a UAE-made lander reach the moon. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also ruler of Dubai, says that a lander, dubbed Rashid (after his la...

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Sep 29, 2020

The Arcwave Ion is designed to 'give men a female orgasm'
Despite writing about sex toys for years, I'd never received an email asking if I want to try a "female orgasm." That's what German company Wow Tech was promising when it began touting its latest product, the Arcwave Ion. Wow Tech is the name behind...

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Sep 29, 2020

The Morning After: Our first impressions of the Xbox Series X
We're still not sure if foldable phones are a real improvement over existing tech, but Lenovo is already pushing forward with a foldable PC. It's different from your average laptop or 2-in-1 because the Thinkpad X1 Fold wraps around a 13.3-inch flexi...

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Sep 29, 2020

Amazon's personal shopping subscription now includes men's fashion
Amazon's personal shopping subscription service, launched in July for women's fashion, is now available for men (via TechCrunch). "Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe" will now offer thousands of menswear items from brands like Adidas, Lacoste, Scotch...

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Sep 29, 2020

Many Android phones will offer Bing alongside Google search in Europe
As part of an antitrust settlement in Europe, Google has to offer new Android users a choice of downloading a rival search product. These choice slots are auctioned off, and Google has just published the options that will be presented to users betwee...

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Sep 29, 2020

Amazon One uses your palm to approve store purchases
Amazon is putting contactless payments in the palm of your hand. No, seriously. Today, the company has revealed Amazon One, a service that uses your unique palm signature to authenticate purchases and let you into gated locations, such as offices, gy...

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Sep 29, 2020

Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Fold is available for pre-order starting at $2,499
After five years of development, Lenovo is almost ready to start shipping the Thinkpad X1 Fold, which it claims is the first PC with a foldable display. It has opened up pre-orders for the device, which starts at $2,499.The Thinkpad X1 Fold has a 13....

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Sep 29, 2020

Lenovo's 2-pound Thinkpad X1 Nano features Intel's latest processors
Lenovo has announced its latest addition to the ThinkPad X1 collection: the X1 Nano. The company says its features should make it a sleek but powerful laptop ideal for business professionals. For one thing, the newest ThinkPad is powered by 11th Gen...

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Sep 29, 2020

Lenovo's latest ThinkBook 15 has built-in wireless earbuds
Lenovo's new hardware includes the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i with built-in wireless earbuds. When you need the earbuds, a small storage tray pops out of the laptop, and they connect instantly. When you're done, tuck the earbuds back inside the ThinkBook 1...

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Sep 29, 2020

Scientists find evidence of multiple underground lakes on Mars
Scientists believe they've found more evidence confirming the presence of a large reservoir of liquid water under the surface of Mars first discovered back in 2018. In fact, they believe they've found three more subsurface saltwater lakes surrounding...

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Sep 29, 2020

Noise cancellation comes to Google Meet on Android and iOS
Google Meet has introduced noise cancellation for mobile devices on Android and iOS, matching what it can already do on the desktop. The feature will be useful for folks working from home in a noisy environment who prefer to use Meet on a smartphone....

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Sep 29, 2020

Nissan's Re-Leaf prototype is a mobile power supply for disaster response
When a natural disaster strikes, one of the biggest challenges is getting power to the disaster site. Nissan may have a way to change that. The company has developed an all-electric emergency response vehicle concept. Dubbed the Re-Leaf, the prototyp...

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Sep 29, 2020

NASA schedules the first Crew Dragon operational flight for Halloween
NASA and SpaceX have set a new launch date for Crew Dragon's first crewed operational flight: October 31st. The SpaceX Crew-1 mission follows the company's successful Demo—2 test flight, which flew astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. I...

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Sep 29, 2020

Hyundai's new studio hopes to develop a 'transformer-class' vehicle
At CES 2019 Hyundai showed off something straight out of a sci-fi movie: the Elevate Ultimate Mobility Vehicle. With each wheel attached to an extendable "leg" attached to each wheel, the concept could crawl over obstacles or pick up disabled passeng...

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Sep 28, 2020

TCL rolls out new Roku Ready Alto sound bars with Dolby Atmos
If you're looking for budget audio options beyond the Roku Streambar or Vizio's soundbar lineup, TCL has unveiled several models for this fall that should pair well with its Roku-powered smart TVs. The Alto brand is expanding on last year's lineup wi...

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Sep 28, 2020

Boston Dynamics' robot dog takes an 'evening stroll' in Canada
Last week a lot of people got their first taste of an in-the-wild encounter between organic human life and one of Boston Dynamics' advanced robots. In Northern Ontario, Canada @bloodtear noticed the Spot robot walking down the street and had an encou...

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Sep 28, 2020

Suspected ransomware attack hits one of the largest hospital networks in the US
One of the US's largest healthcare providers has been hit by what looks like a highly coordinated ransomware attack (via NBC News). Over the weekend, hospitals in the US operated by Universal Health Services started to notice problems with their IT s...

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Sep 28, 2020

Android 12 will make it easier to install apps from third-party stores
When Google releases Android 12 sometime next year, the company says it will make it easier for Android users to install new software through third-party app stores on their devices. Google said it's making the change in response to developer feedbac...

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Sep 28, 2020

Billie Eilish documentary hits Apple TV and theaters in February
It's been nine months since Apple acquired a feature-length documentary on Billie Eilish, and it has at last revealed when you'll be able to watch the RJ Cutler-directed film. It will release Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry in theaters and...

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Sep 28, 2020

Apple Watch SE review: An excellent starter smartwatch
Smartwatches have evolved since the first Apple Watch. Sort of. They still look largely the same, battery life is still an issue and, often, software is fairly limited. Yet, they've secured their place on many wrists by offering more fitness and heal...

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Sep 28, 2020

A Redditor got Stadia to run on an iPhone
Although Apple cracked open the door for game streaming services to run on iPhone and iPad earlier this month, you can't use Stadia, xCloud or GeForce Now on those devices yet. Well, at least not officially.Members of the Stadia subreddit have been t...

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Sep 28, 2020

Early Prime Day deal drops 3rd-gen Echo Dot to $20 (when you buy two)
Amazon announced that it's annual Prime Day shopping event would be on October 13 and 14 this year, but we're already starting to see Prime-exclusive deals available. One of them knocks the 3rd-generation Echo Dot to its lowest price ever — only $20...

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Sep 28, 2020

What we're listening to: 'Mockery Manor'
In this installment of our audio confessions, senior editor Daniel Cooper explains his love for a British thriller podcast that had him hooked almost immediately.I could be wrong, but I feel like everyone has a childhood experience of visiting a shit...

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Sep 28, 2020

‘FarmVille' is shutting down for good on December 31st
After 11 years, FarmVille is closing its gates for good. The game will shut down on December 31st, developer Zynga announced. While most people probably don't think of FarmVille too often anymore, the game did attract millions of users, so this chang...

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Sep 28, 2020

Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet
The Xbox Series X is zippy. That's the word that stands out in my mind as I bounce among several active games via quick resume, die and respawn in under 10 seconds or load up an HDR version of an old favorite. Zip, zip, zip.The Xbox Series X is Micro...

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Sep 28, 2020

Roku's new $129 soundbar offers Dolby Audio and 4K streaming
A soundbar can be a good addition to your living room if you want to up the audio game of your movie nights. But in addition to being quite expensive, soundbars can be hard to buy if you don't already know exactly what you're looking for. Roku hopes...

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Sep 28, 2020

'Yakuza: Like a Dragon' will be available on November 10th across platforms
Back in May, Microsoft revealed that the upcoming entry to the Yakuza franchise will be an Xbox Series X and Series S launch title. Now, Sega has officially confirmed that Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming out on November 10th, the same day the next—ge...

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Sep 28, 2020

Roku's new Ultra player finally supports Dolby Vision
Rejoice, HDR fanatics: Roku is finally bringing Dolby Vision to its new $100 Ultra player. That's something the home theater world has been clamoring for over the past few years, but the company seemingly ignored for its streaming video players. (Man...

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Sep 28, 2020

Dell updated its 13-inch XPS laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs
Dell is upgrading several of its XPS laptops with 11th-generation Intel processors. The refreshed XPS 13 2-in-1, XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition are the first Dell laptops to receive Intel's Evo certification. That means they support fast chargin...

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Sep 28, 2020

The Roku Channel is now available as a standalone Android and iOS app
There are a plethora of streaming TV services available today and you'll have to pay up for most of them. But the Roku Channel has been one of the safe havens, providing free video content to those using Roku streaming devices and smart TVs. Now the...

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Sep 28, 2020

Roku is adding Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its 4K devices
Roku's next major OS update is going to be a doozy: the company revealed today that it will support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on select 4K players and TVs. You'll be able to cast content from your iOS or Mac devices, just like with any other AirPla...

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Sep 28, 2020

The Morning After: Amazon Prime Day is happening next month
Yes, it's still happening. Amazon will hold its annual shopping event on October 13th and 14th. Which means, like last year, the event will take place over 48 hours. Prime Day 2020 kicks off at 12AM PT on Tuesday and will end at midnight on Wednesday...

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Sep 28, 2020

Uber can continue operating in London after winning court appeal
Uber has won the right to continue operating in London. The ride-hailing company was contesting a decision made by Transport for London (TfL) in November last year. The regulator believed that Uber wasn't "fit and proper" and had shown "a pattern of...

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Sep 28, 2020

Amazon offers $100 off Fire TV Recast and certain TVs for Prime members
Amazon just announced that its 48-hour Prime Day event will happen on October 13th, but it has already kicked off the sale-a-palooza with some "early Prime Day" deals. Today for Prime members, it's offering the Fire TV Recast over-the-air DVR startin...

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Sep 28, 2020

Judge temporarily blocks Trump's order banning TikTok downloads
A US judge has ruled that a ban on TikTok ordered by the Trump administration will not go into effect as planned today (via CNBC). The decision means that the app will remain available to Americans for new downloads on Android and iOS stores. However...

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Sep 28, 2020

Amazon's two-day Prime Day event kicks off October 13
We now officially know the dates of this year's Amazon Prime Day. The online retailer will hold its annual shopping event on October 13 and 14. Which means, like last year, the event will take place over the course of 48 hours. Prime Day 2020 kicks o...

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Sep 28, 2020

Amazon's two-day Prime Day event kicks off October 13th
We now officially know the dates of this year's Amazon Prime Day. The online retailer will hold its annual shopping event on October 13 and 14. Which means, like last year, the event will take place over the course of 48 hours. Prime Day 2020 kicks o...

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Sep 27, 2020

NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark
If NASA is going to have a long-term presence on the Moon, it's going to need an alternative to typical solar power — lunar nights can last for over two weeks in some cases. And the agency is turning to outsiders for help. It's partnering with HeroX...

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Sep 27, 2020

Apple Watch Series 3 owners deal with random reboots in watchOS 7
WatchOS 7 has been a welcome upgrade in some respects, but not so much if you're an Apple Watch Series 3 owner. As 9to5Mac reports, Series 3 users on the Apple and MacRumors forums are complaining of random reboots after installing watchOS 7 on their...

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Sep 27, 2020

NASA delays its Titan drone mission by another year
You'll have to be more patient if you're waiting for NASA to send a drone to Saturn's moon Titan. The space agency has delayed Dragonfly's launch by roughly a year, from 2026 to 2027, due to "external" factors. And yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is one o...

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Sep 27, 2020

Fitbit's OS for the Sense and Versa 3 won't come to earlier smartwatches
We hope you weren't expecting to get Fitbit's latest smartwatch software on your Versa 2. As 9to5Google learned, the Fitbit OS 5.0 platform found on the Sense and Versa 3 won't be coming to the Versa 2 and earlier smartwatches. It was developed "excl...

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Sep 27, 2020

Amazon's data request portal for police is visible on the web
You might not have to wonder just what data police can request from Amazon — some of those details just became public. TechCrunch has discovered that parts of Amazon's law enforcement request portal are visible to anyone on the web without requiring...

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Sep 27, 2020

Netflix unveils a 'Resident Evil' CG anime series arriving in 2021
Netflix has more Resident Evil programming in the works than its live-action show. The streaming giant has revealed Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a "CG anime" series due to premiere sometime in 2021. While the foes of the show (apart from zombies...

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Sep 27, 2020

After Math: Tesla goes budget and California has gas car ban plans
This week we saw Amazon roll out a bunch of next-generation Big Brother gear, including dash cams and an indoor camera-copter, in an ongoing effort to normalize its all-encompassing, inescapable surveillance schemes. That's the bad news, but there wa...

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Sep 27, 2020

Honda's electric SUV concept is a peek at a production vehicle
Honda has offered a look at its next electric vehicle, and it'll be decidedly roomier than the E compact car. The automaker's newly unveiled SUV E:concept is an unusual two-door utility that "indicates the direction" of a future production EV. The ma...

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Sep 26, 2020

BMW's motorsport division announces first EV based on the i4
BMW M, the German automaker's motorsport division, has announced that it's developing its first battery-electric car based on the upcoming i4 EV. According to CarAdvice, BMW M CEO Markus Flasch has made the revelation during a press event for Austral...

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Sep 26, 2020

SpaceX's reused rockets will carry national security payloads for the first time
SpaceX has been reusing rockets for years, but they've been off-limits for some crucial launches. They'll get more use soon, however. The private spaceflight company has signed a contract with the US Space Force to reuse a Falcon 9 booster rocket for...

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Sep 26, 2020

Hyundai's next electric race car hints at the future of sporty road-going EVs
Hyundai's electric sports car ambitions didn't end with a spruced-up Veloster. The automaker has unveiled an RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car that not only promises to boost its motorsport plans, but reflects the "next generation" of N performance car...

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Sep 26, 2020

Polestar will put its eco-friendly Precept car into production
Polestar's Precept won't suffer the same grim fate as many concept cars. The Volvo sibling has revealed that it will turn the Precept into a production car after a strong public response. While Polestar didn't say just how the mass-produced version w...

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Sep 26, 2020

SpaceX scales back plans for Starship's first high-altitude flight
You might want to dial back your expectations for the first high-altitude SpaceX Starship flight. Elon Musk now says the flight with the SN8 prototype will top out at 15km, or close to 50,000ft, instead of the 18km and 60,000ft he'd mentioned earlier...

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Sep 26, 2020

Tesla will boost your Model Y's acceleration for $2,000
How eager are you to improve the performance of your Tesla Model Y? Eager enough that you'd pay a hefty sum for what's ultimately some code changes? Now's your chance. Electrek reports that Model Y owners with Dual Motor AWD variants (but not Perform...

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Sep 26, 2020

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history
Microsoft is no stranger to Windows source code leaks, but a new incident might just provide insights into its history. Bleeping Computer and ZDNet report that a 4chan user has posted what's believed to be source code for Windows XP Service Pack 1, W...

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Sep 26, 2020

Hitting the Books: The invisible threat that every ISS astronaut fears
Despite starry-eyed promises by the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin, only a handful of humans will actually experience existence outside of Earth's atmosphere within our lifetime. The rest of us are stuck learning about life in space second hand but...

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Sep 26, 2020

US slaps trade restrictions on China's top chipmaker
The US didn't waste much time blocking sales to China's largest chipmaker. According to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, the Commerce Department has added Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to its entity list, effectivel...

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Sep 26, 2020

The Morning After: How AI shapes the world of 'Flight Simulator'
Am I having a nightmare or did Amazon really announce a security camera that flies around inside your house? I can't quite get over this being a thing that exists, but with the way things go, we'll probably have a roundup of twenty similar devices in...

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Sep 26, 2020

Recommended Reading: The new Apple Watch's blood oxygen feature
The new Apple Watch says my lungs may be sick. Or perfect. It can't decide.Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Washington PostOne of the key features of the new Apple Watch Series 6 is the built-in oximeter. In theory, the component should give you an idea of yo...

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Sep 26, 2020

Lucid Air EV runs the quarter-mile in just 9.245 seconds
Lucid Motors has made performance a selling point of its upcoming EV, and is directly challenging Tesla's Model S. It's already promised the Lucid Air will be capable of sub-10-second quarter mile times, and even showed a prototype's 9.9-second run d...

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Sep 26, 2020

Lucid shows off an Air EV running the quarter-mile in 9.245 seconds
Lucid Motors has made performance a selling point of its upcoming EV, and is directly challenging Tesla's Model S. It's already promised the Lucid Air will be capable of sub-10-second quarter mile times, and even showed a prototype's 9.9-second run d...

Engadget
Sep 26, 2020

Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements
In a new post on the Microsoft Edge blog, the browser's Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has outlined how the company made it faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users perform their tasks as quickly as possible, the team rolled out...

Engadget
Sep 25, 2020

Watch Amazon's entire new hardware event right here
If you have to see the Ring Always Home Cam in action to believe that Amazon made a flying security drone for your house, then check out the video of its hardware event. The live stream wasn't available publicly yesterday, but now you can click throu...

Engadget
Sep 25, 2020

All 45 seasons of SNL arrive on Peacock October 1st
NBC's Peacock streaming service will start streaming its entire back catalog of Saturday Night Live episodes on October 1st, according to Deadline and Variety. Once all 45 seasons of SNL make their way to Peacock, it will mark the first time the enti...

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