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Jun 26, 2019

YouTube lets you hide channels from your recommendations
No matter how advanced algorithms get, none will understand your YouTube viewing preferences better than you. With that in mind, YouTube is adding a few new features that will give users more control over which videos appear in their homepage and Up...

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Jun 26, 2019

Instagram will drop ads into your Explore feed
Ads are infiltrating seemingly every aspect of Instagram, and that now includes the Explore feed. The social network plans to roll out ads to Explore's photos and videos over the course of the "next few months." They'll function much like the ads i...

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Jun 26, 2019

EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions of users at risk
EA patched flaws in its Origin platform that could have enabled hackers to hijack and exploit millions of users' accounts. The vulnerabilities were spotted by Check Point Research and CyberInt, and once exploited, they could have allowed player accou...

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Jun 26, 2019

Dish launches a WiFi and TV service aimed at apartment dwellers
Last week Dish announced a new service designed to make smart home technology available to all, now it's launching another service that makes modern tech accessible to everyone. "Dish Fiber" is a combined WiFi and livestreaming TV bundle for those li...

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Jun 26, 2019

Apple will let Shopify store owners use iMessage customer support
Apple's Business Chat is no longer an exclusive club for big companies like the Four Seasons Hotel and Burberry. Cupertino is expanding the service and giving you a way to talk to all 820,000 Shopify merchants via iMessage. Some merchants like HODINK...

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Jun 26, 2019

Lyft offers non-emergency rides to Medicaid patients in Arizona
Lyft will offer rides to more people in need of them for health reasons, as it's signed up to become a Medicaid provider in Arizona. Non-emergency medical transportation rides will be covered for eligible patients. Lyft is also working on expanding t...

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Jun 26, 2019

NSA improperly collected even more call records than we thought
According to documents obtained by the ACLU, the NSA's problem of collecting unauthorized American phone call data is worse than we first thought. Last May, the NSA deleted more than 600 million call records that it collected in error. The agency cla...

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Jun 26, 2019

Xfinity Mobile moves beyond phones with iPads and Apple Watch
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile is no longer limited to selling smartphones... provided you like Apple hardware. The carrier (whose network is run by Engadget parent Verizon) has introduced its first non-phone devices, including LTE versions of the Apple W...

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Jun 26, 2019

Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls
Apple wants you to take its news service seriously. To demonstrate its potential beyond a simple headline aggregation platform, it's launched its own candidate guide ahead of the 2020 Democratic debates. The guide contains facts, biographies and cand...

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Jun 26, 2019

'Super Mario Maker 2' is another love letter to Nintendo's 2D platformers
It's impossible to play Super Mario Maker 2 without having a huge smile on your face. It's a total deconstruction of what makes Nintendo's 2D platforming franchise so special. You're just a plumber, standing on a stage, hoping to make it to the goal...

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Jun 26, 2019

‘Jurassic World Alive' update lets users feed their AR dinosaurs
You might not realize it, but you're living in a world full of dinosaurs. Since the augmented reality game Jurassic World Alive came out last year, it's been downloaded 17 million times. Players have unleashed 115 million dinosaurs and taken them to...

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Jun 26, 2019

Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for AI
A consortium of 40 tech companies, including the likes of Facebook and Google, have come together to release a set of evaluation benchmarks for AI. By measuring AI products against these benchmarks, companies in the field will be able to identify opt...

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Jun 26, 2019

Steam's Summer Sale for 2019 gives you the chance to win free stuff
It's that time of the year again when you can't help but empty your wallet to stockpile on Steam games you'll probably never touch. Steam has launched its Summer Sale event for 2019, and it'll last for the next two weeks until July 7th 10AM PDT/1PM E...

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Jun 26, 2019

The Morning After: San Francisco bans the sale of e-cigarettes
Welcome to Wednesday. Amazon's Prime Day is coming, twice, this July, and Target wants a shopping fight. Meanwhile, Sony does it again with another pair of capable noise-cancelling headphones that you should consider, and NASA briefly halts its Curio...

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Jun 26, 2019

Spotify's Soundtrap audio editing tool to offer free unlimited storage
Soundtrap, the cloud-based editing tool for music and podcasts, has decided to throw in free unlimited storage for its non-paying members. Previously, Soundtrap's basic plan limited users to only five saved songs or projects. Starting today, those wh...

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Jun 26, 2019

HTC's Cosmos VR headset features a sharper display and six tracking cameras
HTC revealed back in January that its forthcoming VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will be designed with comfort and accessibility in mind. Now, the company has unveiled a few more details about the device. Major features include a vented front design, t...

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Jun 26, 2019

Polar's latest watch knows if you're too tired for a full workout
Sleep tracking and personal fitness gadgets are nothing new, and even the cheapest knock-off wearables will do a decent enough job of monitoring the main criteria, so companies are constantly looking at ways to make their devices even more useful. Po...

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Jun 26, 2019

Oppo's under-screen camera is real and taking photos in Shanghai
Earlier this month, Oppo teased its upcoming under-screen camera tech with a quick and dirty video, and Xiaomi was quick to announce that it was working on something similar. Neither company explained how the tech worked back then, but today, our col...

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Jun 26, 2019

Boeing is closer to ISS spaceflights after Starliner's final parachute test
Boeing's Starliner capsule has successfully touched down at the US Army's White Sands Missile Range even though it didn't deploy all of its parachutes. The company had to disable two of its over half a dozen parachutes, so it can pass the final and m...

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Jun 26, 2019

Target's Deal Day challenges Amazon's Prime event
Target is going head to head with Amazon's Prime Day this year by debuting an event call "Deal Days"-- and yes, it'll also last for 48 hours. In a bid to compete with Amazon for your hard-earned dollars, the retailer is also holding an online sale ev...

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Jun 26, 2019

Now Duolingo teaches the world's five most common languages
Duolingo's expanding language repertoire might just help you with a trip to the Middle East. The service now offers a course that teaches Arabic to English speakers -- specifically, a conversational version of the relatively universal Modern Standar...

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Jun 25, 2019

Apple confirms it acquired a self-driving car startup
The latest self-driving firm to be consolidated is Drive.ai. The startup has been working on AI tech for autonomous vehicles for a few years, but found itself low on cash in an increasingly competitive market. Now, just as the San Francisco Chronicle...

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Jun 25, 2019

Facebook tests controls that turn off those angry red notification dots
Red may be an attention-grabbing color, but too much of it can trigger anxiety. You might soon see a lot less of the hue on Facebook. The company is testing the ability to turn off the crimson in-app notification dots that seem to pop up every time y...

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Jun 25, 2019

Amazon funds STEM programs in Seattle schools
Perhaps with an eye on the next generation of engineers that might be interested in working on its delivery robots or in coding, Amazon is funding computer science and robotics programs at up to 30 public schools in its Seattle home base. From this f...

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Jun 25, 2019

'League of Legends' take on 'Auto Chess' reaches open beta this week
Riot Games isn't going to let Dota Underlords capitalize on the Auto Chess trend without offering a fight. The developer is rolling out the open beta test for its League of Legends equivalent, Teamfight Tactics, over the course of the week. It's al...

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Jun 25, 2019

All Walmart pickup locations now accept SNAP for online grocery orders
Walmart is now accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a payment method for online grocery shopping at all of its pickup locations, according to TechCrunch. The retail giant will allow customers to select "EBT card" as...

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Jun 25, 2019

Netflix loses 'The Office' after 2020 to NBCUniversal's service
Wondering what the most watched show on subscription streaming is? According to NBC it's The Office, and as such, it's no surprise that once the company's agreement with Netflix expires at the end of 2020, it's keeping the show for its own streaming...

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Jun 25, 2019

San Francisco is officially the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales
San Francisco's expected ban on e-cigarettes is about to become a practical reality. The city has voted in favor of a measure banning sales and and deliveries of e-cigarette products, making it the first urban center to approve just such a measure....

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Jun 25, 2019

Airbnb Luxe offers castles, villas and islands for $1,000 per night
If you've ever wanted to stay in a castle in France or book an entire island in the Pacific, you might appreciate Airbnb's new luxury travel offering, Airbnb Luxe. The company launched the long-rumored service today with more than 2,000 hand-picked l...

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Jun 25, 2019

Google: Employees can protest YouTube, just not near its Pride float
Google has pushed back on claims that it is banning employees from protesting YouTube during the San Francisco Pride Parade. Several outlets reported on Monday that a leaked internal memo barred any Google employees from protesting YouTube while marc...

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Jun 25, 2019

Facebook's political ad transparency tools roll out worldwide
Facebook's efforts to improve transparency in political ads are now a truly global affair. The social site has made its transparency tools available to advertisers worldwide, letting them post political and issue ads so long as they're authorized....

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Jun 25, 2019

Microsoft beefs up security for your most important OneDrive files
Microsoft is adding extra layers of security to OneDrive for your most important files. It's setting up a protected section called OneDrive Personal Vault that requires another method of authentication to access it, such as a PIN, fingerprint, face s...

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Jun 25, 2019

A 'One Punch Man' game is coming to consoles and PC
At last, there's a full-fledged One Punch Man game coming to consoles and computers. Bandai Namco has announced work on One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, an "action fighting" game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It's a three-on-three brawler that will...

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Jun 25, 2019

Apple refreshes Pages, Numbers and Keynote with new styles and functions
Today, Apple's suite of productivity apps, iWork, is being refreshed. The company announced updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote across both Mac and iOS. Thanks to the changes, all of the apps will now let users stylize their text by filling it in w...

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Jun 25, 2019

Senate finds US agencies left security holes untouched for a decade
It's almost a truism to state that government IT security is frequently lacking, but a new Senate subcommittee report has underscored just how severe the problem is. Investigators found that several federal agencies (including the State Department,...

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Jun 25, 2019

Twelve South's HiRise Wireless charger is made for your desk or on-the-go
Twelve South has released a new wireless charger that essentially functions as three chargers in one. The HiRise Wireless has a desktop charging stand for your smartphone and a removable USB-C wireless charging pad for when you're on-the-go. That pad...

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Jun 25, 2019

Help NASA name its Mars 2020 rover
NASA's Mars 2020 rover is beginning to take shape. Earlier this month, crews installed some of its legs and six of its wheels. Now, the vehicle needs a name, and for that, NASA is turning to students. Beginning in fall 2019, NASA will run a nationwid...

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Jun 25, 2019

OWC claims its USB-C SSD is the fastest yet
OWC might have your back if you want the speediest external drive you can get without sacrificing too much in the way of portability or price. The company claims that its new Envoy Pro EX is the fastest USB-C SSD on the planet, with its NVMe-based s...

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Jun 25, 2019

FTC crackdown targets operations responsible for one billion robocalls
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its law enforcement partners are cracking down on robocallers. Today, the FTC announced that it's filed 94 actions against organizations responsible for more than one billion illegal calls. As part of "Operation...

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Jun 25, 2019

Facebook will share data on hate speech suspects with French courts
Facebook is handing over identifying information to French courts on people suspected of using hate speech on its social network. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," Cédric O, France's minister...

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Jun 25, 2019

Facebook will share data on hate speech suspects with French courts (update)
Facebook is handing over identifying information to French courts on people suspected of using hate speech on its social network. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," Cédric O, France's minister...

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Jun 25, 2019

Senator presses FTC to require stricter child protections from YouTube
Politicians aren't necessarily waiting for a formal investigation to ask YouTube to improve its policies on kids. Senator Ed Markey has sent a letter to the FTC warning that YouTube might have violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (a...

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Jun 25, 2019

Ableton teaches synthesizer basics from the comfort of a browser
From creating grungy music with drone motors to perfecting DIY digital setups and recreating 60-year-old music machines, there are plenty of cool things you can do with synthesizers. But synths can be hard to understand, and if you're unfamiliar with...

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Jun 25, 2019

Cubo AI's baby monitor will alert you if your child's face is covered
There are plenty of smart baby monitors on the market, and some are better than others. Cubo AI is hoping to join the pack with a baby monitor that can alert you if your little one's face is covered. The AI-powered face detection technology could com...

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Jun 25, 2019

BMW's future cruise control will read traffic lights
Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they're less helpful -- and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights. Current systems don't recognize them, resulting in drivers running a red, putting themselv...

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Jun 25, 2019

T-Mobile will offer the Galaxy S10 5G starting June 28th
Starting this Friday, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available through another carrier. T-Mobile is adding the handset to its lineup, though for now you'll only be able to pick one up from certain stores in cities where its 5G network is switched...

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Jun 25, 2019

Apple patents watch band with adjustable built-in camera
Companies have tried smartwatches with cameras built into their bands before (hello Galaxy Gear), but the fixed position usually leads to you contorting your wrist to get a good shot -- and you can forget about video chats. Apple might have a solutio...

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Jun 25, 2019

BMW will have 25 electrified cars on the road by 2023
At a tech-focused event in Munich, Germany this week, BMW officials have repeated the mantra that they deliver what they promise. Turns out, they also deliver quicker than they originally promised.

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Jun 25, 2019

MikMe Pocket lets you record mobile audio like a pro
For the past five years, MikMe has been chasing the dream of perfect mobile audio recording. Its first product was an excellent wireless microphone that automatically synchronized with your video recordings on iOS and Android devices. Now, the compan...

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Jun 25, 2019

Another top 'Fortnite' pro wants out of FaZe Clan
Esports organization FaZe hit the headlines last month, after popular Fortnite player Turner Tenney -- AKA Tfue -- sued the company for violating California labor laws. Following the news -- which saw FaZe trending worldwide on Twitter for hours -- i...

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Jun 25, 2019

‘Judgment' is a sublime detective game for everyone
Grizzly murders. A ridiculously smart hero haunted by his past. A shady group of individuals who will do anything, it seems, to cover up their terrible deeds. These are the hallmarks of a great detective story, and Judgment, the latest video game fro...

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Jun 25, 2019

FedEx sues US over mandate to monitor Huawei shipments
FedEx has already been accused of diverting Huawei's shipments, and it's not keen on dealing with more complaints. The courier has sued the US Commerce Department (including Secretary Wilbur Ross and Assistant Secretary Nazak Nikakhtar) to absolve i...

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Jun 25, 2019

Firewall app promises to keep robocalls from ringing your phone
Ad Hoc Labs, the creators of temporary phone number app Bunner, announced a new tool designed stop robocalls from blowing up your phone. Meet call screening app Firewall for iOS. According to its creators, the app is the "first and only" service that...

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Jun 25, 2019

'Moss' free VR missions come to PlayStation, Oculus Rift, Vive and Windows
Oculus Quest owners were treated to a free new chapter of Polyarc's adorable puzzle game Moss back in May -- now it's rolling out to other platforms. On June 25th, the "Twilight Garden" update will roll out across PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift/S, HTC V...

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Jun 25, 2019

Sony XB900N review: Solid noise cancellation for under $300
Since the debut of its 1000X line, Sony has given Bose a run for its money when it comes to noise-canceling headphones. In fact, the 1000XM2 and 1000XM3 are arguably better than the QuietComfort 35 II Bose introduced in 2017. Now Sony wants to offer...

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Jun 25, 2019

The Lightyear One is a solar-powered car with an eye-watering price
Ever wanted to own an electric car that can charge itself? Soon, that could be a very real possibility. Dutch clean mobility company Lightyear today debuted its long-range prototype, the Lightyear One, with a range of 725 km (450 miles) and a small b...

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Jun 25, 2019

NASA just witnessed its biggest methane gas emission on Mars
NASA has confirmed that the Curiosity rover recently detected the "largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission." The levels were enough to pause the rover's activities as scientists sought more answers: Methane is a gas typically produ...

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Jun 25, 2019

New Yorkers are losing the Public Library's free movie streaming
There's no such thing as a free lunch, nor apparently a free movie streaming service. From July 1st, New York library patrons will no longer be able to stream movies for free from their homes as the nonprofit is ending its partnership with streaming...

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Jun 25, 2019

New Yorkers are losing the Public Library's free movie streaming (updated)
There's no such thing as a free lunch, nor apparently a free movie streaming service. From July 1st, New York library patrons will no longer be able to stream movies for free from their homes as the nonprofit is ending its partnership with streaming...

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Jun 25, 2019

Amazon's Prime Day will be two days this year
If you're looking to buy a new Echo or any other Amazon product, you may want to hold on to your dollars for a few more weeks. Amazon's annual Prime Day this year will start at midnight PT/3AM ET on July 15th and will last for 48 hours. The e-commerc...

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Jun 25, 2019

The Morning After: iPadOS is the upgrade Apple's tablet needs
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Hey, there! Bill Gates regrets that he didn't beat Android in mobile, we give our mixed verdict on the new Harry Potter mobile game and review Apple's new iPad OS.

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Jun 25, 2019

Walmart Mexico begins delivering grocery orders sent via WhatsApp
You may not give WhatsApp a second glance in the App Store, but in other countries, it's the messaging app of choice. It's so big in Mexico, for instance, that Walmart Mexico is now accepting grocery delivery orders for its Superama supermarkets sent...

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Jun 25, 2019

StubHub's ticket loyalty program offers VIP access
Do you spend a fortune on StubHub tickets? To the point where you could buy a decent used car instead? StubHub is ready to spoil you. The ticket exchange has launched a Beyond loyalty program that gives its biggest customers some equally large per...

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Jun 25, 2019

BMW hints at the future of electric motorcycles with the Vision DC Roadster
BMW Motorrad has an electric scooter. The capable and fun C Evolution. An outstanding vehicle I had the pleasure of riding around on in LA. But as far as full-sized bikes go, Zero Motorcycles still rules that market while we wait for Harley-Davidson...

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Jun 25, 2019

BMW Vision M Next: An autonomous car for people who love driving
There's a fear from some that when cars drive themselves, that'll be the end of the joy of driving. Why even get behind the wheel if your vehicle can get you to your destination while you sit back and relax? BMW -- which boasts the tag line "the ulti...

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Jun 25, 2019

Bacteria from your gut may be the key to running farther
What separates average athletes from elite ones? Aside from years and years of training, dedication to the craft and natural advantages, it may have to do with what is in your gut. In a paper published this week in Nature Medicine, researchers from t...

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Jun 25, 2019

Google Drive tests a full offline storage mode in Chrome
Cloud services are great until you can't access an important file while you're on the road with frustratingly slow internet connection. Google Drive introduced offline mode for Documents, Slides and Spreadsheets as a solution for that. Now, it's also...

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Jun 24, 2019

Apple's Seattle workforce will quintuple by 2024
Apple is doubling down on the number of employees it plans on hiring in its new Seattle site. The company announced at a Monday news conference that it would be bringing 2,000 jobs to the city by 2024 -- twice the number it initially planned. The new...

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Jun 24, 2019

SpaceX's 'challenging' Falcon Heavy mission launch goes 2/3 on booster landings
Last year SpaceX launched its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, but the company describes tonight's STP-2 mission as one of the "most challenging" launches in its history. It's also the first Falcon Heavy launch to reuse side boosters,...

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Jun 24, 2019

Watch SpaceX attempt a 'most challenging' Falcon Heavy launch at 2:30 AM ET
Last year SpaceX launched its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, but the company describes tonight's STP-2 mission as one of the "most challenging" launches in its history. It's also the first Falcon Heavy launch to reuse side boosters,...

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Jun 24, 2019

New York City is the first new 'Hitman 2' location
Hitman 2 has had the same locations since launch -- you could take on new targets, of course, but the missions always had to take place in the same environments. You'll have some variety very shortly, though. IO is giving Expansion Pass holders "Th...

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Jun 24, 2019

Leica's new 'entry' M rangefinder camera costs $3,995
Good news: Leica just made its M-series cameras more accessible... relatively speaking. The company has introduced an M-E (Typ 240) model that preserves the compact rangefinder design and a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, but at a slightly easi...

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Jun 24, 2019

KitchenAid's $3,199 SmartOven connects to Google Home and Alexa
KitchenAid's water- and sauce-resistant Smart Display got most of the attention at CES 2019, but the company also announced a smart oven, which it promised would come with powered grilling, steaming and baking stone attachments. Now, the SmartOven i...

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Jun 24, 2019

Outage in Netherlands knocks out emergency services for hours
The Dutch were given a frightening lesson about society's reliance on technology. A major telecommunications outage knocked Netherland's version of 911 offline for a few hours on Monday, reported Reuters. The outage originated on Royal KPN's network...

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Jun 24, 2019

Tesla granted tariff exemption on Japanese aluminum for battery cells
Tesla has won an exemption from paying the 10 percent tariffs placed on imported aluminum from Japan. It filed a request with the Commerce Department in April for a tariff exclusion on 10 million kilograms of the metal per year from Nippon Light Meta...

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Jun 24, 2019

What we're watching: 'Back to Life'
Still trying to get over Fleabag's Hot Priest? Daniel Cooper points out another black comedy that will soon make its way from the UK to the US that should be on your radar.

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Jun 24, 2019

George Clooney will direct and star in a post-apocalyptic Netflix movie
George Clooney is set to don a snowsuit for a post-apocalyptic Netflix movie he'll direct, star in and produce. In the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel Good Morning, Midnight, he'll play lonely Arctic scientist Augustine, who tries to make co...

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Jun 24, 2019

Canonical backtracks on pulling 32-bit support from Ubuntu Linux
Last week, Ubuntu announced it would end support for 32-bit applications, starting with its next release. But the decision was not well-received, especially by the gaming community, and Valve announced plans to drop support for Ubuntu in Steam. In re...

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Jun 24, 2019

Carnegie Mellon will help Argo AI advance its self-driving vehicle tech
Ford's autonomous vehicle arm Argo AI is already testing self-driving vehicles in a handful of cities. But the company has a few key puzzles to solve before it can deploy its fleets on a large scale. To help answer the remaining questions -- like how...

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Jun 24, 2019

Carnegie Mellon will help Ford advance its self-driving vehicle tech
Ford's autonomous vehicle arm Argo AI is already testing self-driving vehicles in a handful of cities. But the company has a few key puzzles to solve before it can deploy its fleets on a large scale. To help answer the remaining questions -- like how...

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Jun 24, 2019

Osmo releases iPad learning kit for preschoolers
Here's an interesting alternative to playing your toddler more Sesame Street reruns: Edtech company Osmo has launched an iPad-enabled learning tool for the preschool set. Aimed at children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old, the Little Genius Start...

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Jun 24, 2019

Sidewalk Labs finally publishes its smart city master plan
Better late than never. Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on cities and urban development, has unveiled its Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for a proposed smart neighborhood on Toronto's Eastern Waterfront. The MIDP is called...

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Jun 24, 2019

Apple releases public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina
Now's your chance to peek at the future of Apple software without signing up for a developer account. Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina, giving you a taste of what's to come in the fall if you're willing t...

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Jun 24, 2019

iPadOS makes Apple's tablets feel like a priority again
When I reviewed the iPad Pro last year, I was torn. Here was one of the most impressive (not to mention expensive) tablets any company had ever made, and its software seemed caught between two goals: provide the classic, friendly iOS experience p...

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Jun 24, 2019

iOS 13 preview: Shaping up to be a huge update
After Apple announced all of its big software updates for the year at WWDC, it made clear that the first public beta versions of iOS, iPadOS and macOS would go live sometime in July. Whoops! Never mind. The company just let us know they'll be rel...

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Jun 24, 2019

A weekend with 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite'
Mat Smith and Dan Cooper grew up in the UK at the right age to witness the birth of Pottermania. The Harry Potter novels are firmly encoded in their very British psyches, and both are fans of augmented reality, GPS-connected mobile games. So it made...

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Jun 24, 2019

Mark Hamill and other stars will read the Mueller Report live at 9PM ET
On Monday night, a group of Hollywood stars will take part in a live reading of The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts, a play based on the Mueller report. The likes of Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow and Alyssa Milano are am...

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Jun 24, 2019

macOS Catalina preview: It's all about the apps
Three weeks ago, Apple was holding court at the San Jose Convention Center, where it kicked off its annual developer conference with first looks at iOS 13, iPadOS and the latest version of macOS, Catalina. Today the company is releasing Catalina in b...

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Jun 24, 2019

7-Eleven can deliver your Slurpees to parks and beaches
7-Eleven has a way for its 7Now deliveries to stand out from the herd: let you order in all kinds of public spaces. An update to its 7Now app for iOS lets you ask for delivery to "pins," or commonly accessible locations like parks, beaches, concert...

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Jun 24, 2019

Senate bill would make companies put a price on personal data
Many will tell you that internet giants see your data as their most valuable resource, but politicians now want to put a number on that value. Senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley are introducing the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden O...

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Jun 24, 2019

Microsoft's dual-screen tablet could run Android apps
Microsoft could release a radically different Surface as early as the first half of 2020. Rumors about a dual-screen tablet have been circulating since last year, and the company reportedly showed a similar device to employees earlier this month. Now...

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Jun 24, 2019

BET streaming service launches this fall with Tyler Perry's help
The rumor was true -- BET is launching a streaming service. The newly official BET is due to launch in the fall and will work closely with Tyler Perry Studios to offer a host of African American-focused on-demand video to subscribers. In addition to...

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Jun 24, 2019

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: An Alexa display with alarm clock smarts
When Amazon introduced the second-gen Echo Show display last year, it was a huge upgrade over the original, with a built-in browser, better sound and more video options than before. Just months later, however, and Amazon has released a new model call...

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Jun 24, 2019

Google's new curriculum teaches kids how to detect disinformation
When Google launched its "Be Internet Awesome" curriculum for educators a couple of years ago, it focused its efforts on teaching children about online safety. This year, however, the company is adding a new component to its campaign: media literacy....

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Jun 24, 2019

Samsung's new SmartThings camera and smart plug don't need the hub
Samsung is adding a camera, a WiFi smart plug and a smart bulb to its range of SmartThings devices available in the US. The indoor camera has full HD and HDR capabilities -- plus, it has a 145-degree view to be able to monitor a wider part of your ho...

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Jun 24, 2019

Daimler forced to recall more Mercedes cars in emissions cheat probe
Things are getting worse for German auto manufacturer Daimler after local newspaper Bild reported that the company is recalling a further 60,000 Mercedes cars.

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Jun 24, 2019

Bill Gates claims his ‘greatest mistake' was not beating Android
Bill Gates has spoken candidly about his regrets as the leader of Microsoft, most particularly the company's attempts to build a dominant mobile OS. As reported by The Verge, during an interview at venture capital firm Village Global, Gates said "the...

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Jun 24, 2019

The Morning After: US 'launched cyber-attack' on Iranian weapons systems
Good morning, there! If you've been waiting on making your own media hub, a new 4K-ready Raspberry Pi model might be exactly what you're after. Elsewhere, the US used a cyberattack to take down an Iranian missile control base.

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Jun 24, 2019

Xiaomi's new Mi CC phones are aimed at young people
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has struggled to sell phones recently, so now it's spreading its offerings to cater to specific sets of customers. In this case, it's targeting the younger generation with the launch of Mi CC, a new series of smartphones a...

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Jun 24, 2019

The new Raspberry Pi 4 is ready for 4K video
Like the Raspberry Pi but wish it had a little more oomph for your homebrew projects? You might have what you need. The newly released Raspberry Pi 4 Model B mates the familiar tiny computer-on-a-board design with "ground-breaking" boosts to performa...

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