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Hands-on with the Hyper GaN Stackable USB-C charger [Video]

Last year Hyper launched the world’s smallest 100W USB-C charger thanks to its implementation of GaN technology. Now the company is back with an even more compact and functional way to power up your devices with the HyperJuice GaN Stackable Charger. Follow along for a hands-on look as well as how to get 50% off…

Elon Musk and SpaceX launch Starlink satellite broadband amid pandemic

In vast swaths of the United States and the world, there are millions of people who don’t have reliable internet access. These unconnected people aren’t just in far-flung places like rural America or New Zealand or sub-Saharan Africa, either. There are plenty of people living in dense city centers who struggle to access affordable broadband.…

Epic Games Acquires Kids’ Technology Platform SuperAwesome

12:08 PM PDT 9/25/2020 by Trilby Beresford Rachel Luna/Getty Images; Courtesy of SuperAwesome Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney; SuperAwesome co-founder and CEO, Dylan Collins The company allows developers to create safer digital experiences for children on the internet. Fortnite maker Epic Games on Friday revealed the acquisition of SuperAwesome, a technology platform that…

Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s potentially broader Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese tec…

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Pesticides impair baby bee brain development

Micro-CT scan of a bumblebee brain Credit: Dylan Smith / Imperial College London Imperial College London researchers used micro-CT scanning technology to reveal how specific parts of bumblebee brains grew abnormally when exposed to pesticides during their larval phase. Most previous studies have tested the effects of pesticide exposure on adult bees because these individuals…
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Microsoft might have been right to skip Thunderbolt...

The Surface Book 3 forgoes Thunderbolt 3, making less likely to get hacked as a result it would appear. (Source: Microsoft)Microsoft has been copping it for bypassing Intel’s Thunderbolt ultra-high-speed I/O once again on the new Surface Book 3. However, it appears that its recently revealed security concerns about the technology and how it interfaces…

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How America’s war on Huawei may boost Chinese technology

From September 15th the Chinese telecoms giant will no longer be able to buy vital semiconductorsHUAWEI IS ON the ropes. From midnight on September 14th the Chinese technology giant will be cut off from essential supplies of semiconductors. Without chips it cannot make the smartphones or mobile-network gear on which its business depends. America’s latest…

Recommended Reading: Microsoft’s Panos Panay on the Surface Duo

‘It’s 8 P.M. on Election Day.’ Experts Share Their Nightmare Scenarios.The New York TimesWith less than two months left before the US presidential election, you’re not alone if you’re concerned about the potential for inaccurate or delayed results. Several election experts spoke to The New York Times about the things they’re losing sleep over, ranging…

New Nest Thermostat hits FCC with 60GHz radar, hinting at Pixel 4-style Project Soli gestures

Google appears to have a new Nest Thermostat in the works, according to new FCC documentation. It could be equipped with Google’s Project Soli radar motion controls, in what would be a first for the company’s home products, as spotted by Droid Life. There’s very little to go by in the current crop of documents,…

My Favorite Stock To Buy On A Pullback: Nvidia

After watching the notable launch of the Nvidia (NVDA) second-gen RTX GPU, I waited for an article on Seeking Alpha reflecting the importance of this event for Nvidia and its stock. Instead, the most recent article takes a pro-AMD (AMD) narrative. While I am a fan of AMD, I nonetheless see this launch as highly…

Folding phones are the future — they’re just missing one crucial thing

I think we're well beyond the point of labeling folding phones as a fad or simple trend. Even though the form factor has only been around for less than two years, it's clear that companies are pumping tons of money and research into making foldables the next big thing in consumer tech. Just look at…

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The Dark Atmospheric Imagery of London Based Ellen Rogers

English photographer Ellen Rogers grew up as military child and took inspiration from her amateur-photographer Father. She started making...

Got an early iPhone or iPad? Update now or turn it into a paperweight

If you own an Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 4s or one of the early iPads with cellular connectivity, your device is about to be turned into a vintage technology paperweight by the GPS rollover problem that we wrote about in April. Before we explain why, we should say it is possible to avoid this fate…

Intel-Funded Study Finds AMD Processors Including All Ryzen Chips Vulnerable To Side-Channel Security Flaw

Academic researchers at Graz University of Technology in Austria have published a paper detailing what they say are security flaws inherent in every AMD processor manufactured from 2011 to 2019, which would include the company's entire Zen lineup. The paper states "additional funding was provided by generous gifts from Intel," so let's start there. The…

Coming Soon: Free As In Freedom Skype Replacement; tox.chat

Sick of hearing about how the government is encroaching on your private data? I'm sure you're beginning to learn...

How to restore the old Firefox address bar

@Bill Gates I’ll try to keep this in a matter of fact manner, as otherwise the fanboy horde will again accuse me of trolling. > i dont see any problem here. The problem is that, in Firefox, privacy is opt-in while the anti-features are opt-out. Very few people change the default settings, therefore defaults matter.…

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They Used Smartphone Cameras to Record Police Brutality—and Change History

In 2008, Steve Jobs had an assignment for a small team of engineers in Cupertino: Make the iPhone record video. After seeing that people liked taking photos with the first iPhones, he wanted to add moving pictures. A year later, Apple released the iPhone 3GS, the first iPhone to record video. About 10 years and…

Big Names, Vimeo, Redbox Instant and Plex Lead Charge To Offer Chromecast Support

It's been less than a week and already there's a frenzy of companies gearing up for Chromecast; Google's new take on digitalizing video streaming. It...

IBM’s Watson: The Debater

“Can a computer with access to large bodies of information like Wikipedia extract relevant information, digest and reason on that information and understand the...
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There’s A Leaked Launch Date Planned For Windows 8.1: Coming This September…

New leaks for Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system have been frequent in the past few weeks, and the latest leaked version of Windows shows...

With $84 million in new cash, Commonwealth Fusion is on track for a demonstration fusion reactor by 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems closed on its latest $84 million in new funding two weeks ago. The U.S. was still very much in the lockdown phase and getting a deal done, especially a multi-million dollar investment in a new technology aiming to make commercial nuclear fusion a reality after decades of hype, was “an interesting thing”…

File Sharing to Hack A Dictatorship: By Sending Subverse Bundles of Counter-Propaganda Via Helium Balloons.

How do you get human rights messages to ordinary North Koreans when TV, radio, the internet and press are state-controlled? By using helium balloons...

Verizon’s 5G comes to (parts of) Los Angeles

The clock is ticking on Verizon’s plans to bring 5G to 30 cities. Short of an actual Christmas miracle, things are looking rough. On the upside, the carrier (and, disclosure, parent of TechCrunch) just brought the next-gen technology to a nineteenth city. And it’s a doozy. Verizon announced this morning that it has flipped the…

How to fix when Google’s ‘View in 3D’ animals AR object doesn’t work

Google’s 3D animals are growing in popularity by the minute, but not everyone can use them. That’s because not every phone is compatible with the technology that Google is using to power the fun new feature. If you’re not able to find the ‘View in 3D’ button for Google’s 3D animals in search, keep reading…

New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’: Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine. As reported today in Nature, the laboratories of…

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0

Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it was working on an open source terminal application for Windows which it called Windows Terminal. The company released the first preview of Windows Terminal in June 2019 and regular updates in the months that followed. Yesterday, the company announced that Windows Terminal 1.0 is available. The first stable…

NVIDIA Intros DLSS 2.0: Ditches Per-Game Training, Adds Motion Vectors for Better Quality

While NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference has been extensively dialed back and the bulk of NVIDIA’s announcements tabled for another day, as it turns out, the company still has an announcement up their sleeve this week. And a gaming-related announcement, no less. This morning NVIDIA is finally taking the wraps off of their DLSS 2.0…

From Dance Parties to Book Clubs, Here Are the Best Video Apps for Each Home Activity

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SoftBank throws WeWork a lifeline

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. WeWork confirms an up to $8 billion lifeline from SoftBank Group…

Apple’s AR glasses just hit a key developmental milestone

Apple’s rumored AR glasses recently hit a key developmental milestone Apple’s AR glasses may arrive as soon as 2022. Tim Cook has long been a fan of Augmented Reality and believes the technology’s impact could rival that of the iPhone. Amid rumors that Apple may release a pair of Augmented Reality-powered glasses in early 2022,…

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File Sharing to Hack A Dictatorship: By Sending Subverse Bundles of Counter-Propaganda Via Helium Balloons.

How do you get human rights messages to ordinary North Koreans when TV, radio, the internet and press are state-controlled? By using helium balloons...

10 Beautiful Airbnb Places In Europe To Visit In 2016 (under $200)

With the end of 2015 coming up, we're starting to look at some hot spots for the following year, with that in consideration we...

Qualcomm Brings 5G To Value-Priced Smartphones And PCs

5G-enabled Snapdragon mobile SoCs Qualcomm In his IFA keynote speech, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon unleashed a flurry of new partner, product, and technology announcements. As expected, the announcements have a common theme as Qualcomm continues to push the rollout of 5G for new applications and the masses. A key announcement is that Qualcomm will be…

Samsung shows off SelfieType, its magical invisible keyboard, at CES 2020

Samsung's C-Labs is showcasing something truly interesting this CES 2020. Dubbed the "SelfieType", this is an invisible keyboard that works with just any camera-enabled device and a large enough surface. Remember Tony Stark's holographic computers? This is sort of like that, but less flashy. As per Samsung: A proprietary SelfieType AI engine analyzes finger movements…

2020 might be the year of reasonably okay foldable PCs, maybe

“We will bend it for you,” an Intel representative told Vjeran, The Verge’s video director, at our CES meeting. “Three times maximum.” This did not make me think that Intel is particularly confident in the durability of its foldable PC. That’s fair enough, really. It’s only meant to be a reference design, as Intel isn’t…

Microsoft’s video chat technology is changing how this hospital fights coronavirus

Video chat is becoming an essential part of medicine during the coronavirus crisis. Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. You can't walk into the intensive care units at St. Luke's University Health Network because of concerns over spreading the novel coronavirus. But if you…
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2bn phones cannot use Google and Apple contact-tracing tech

Gain a global perspective on the US and go beyond with curated news and analysis from 600 journalists in 50+ countries covering politics, business, innovation, trends and more. Choose your subscription Not sure which package to choose?Try full access for 4 weeks For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT's trusted, award-winning…

Arm Macs and AMD rising: How Intel’s endless 10nm struggles cost it so much

Tick-tock-bonk Gordon Mah Ung/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Intel’s endless 10nm nightmare has cost it so, so much.It all started on September 5, 2014. That’s the day Intel introduced 5th-gen Core M chips based on “Broadwell,” the company’s first processors built using…

William English, Computer Mouse Co-Creator, Has Passed

We are saddened to report that William English, co-inventor of the computer mouse, died July 26 in San Rafael, California. He was 91 years old. Bill at the controls at Stanford Research Institute. Image via MSNEvery piece of technology starts with a vision, a vague notion of how a thing could or should be. The…

Everton Move 5 Players

Everton have agreed deals which will see three new faces arrive at Goodison Park, with two players departing the Blues. Marouane Fellaini has moved to Manchester...

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0

Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it was working on an open source terminal application for Windows which it called Windows Terminal. The company released the first preview of Windows Terminal in June 2019 and regular updates in the months that followed. Yesterday, the company announced that Windows Terminal 1.0 is available. The first stable…

German U-turn over coronavirus tracking app sparks backlash

Choose your subscription Not sure which package to choose?Try full access for 4 weeks For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT's trusted, award-winning business news Read more Be informed with the essentialnews and opinion Save 33% MyFT – track the topics most important to you FT Weekend – full access to…

Patents Secured for Revolutionary Nuclear Fusion Technology

Kittiphat AbhiratvorakulGetty Images Could the key to nuclear fusion be a low-temperature reactor with no radioactive fuel or waste?Startup HB11 joins other groups seeking to shift our nuclear paradigm altogether. In HB11s reactor, lasers collide hydrogen and boron together to generate charged helium atoms.Scientists in Australia are making some astonishing claims about a new nuclear…
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Samsung is developing QD-OLED screens – Stronger than OLED

According to recent information, Samsung will close all its Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) production lines by the end of this year. This includes two production lines in South Korea and two in China. However, the company will deliver all pre-existing orders before the end of the year. There are speculations that Samsung wants to shift its attention…

Can mobile contact-tracing apps help lift lockdown?

Can mobile contact-tracing apps help lift lockdown? Smartphone contact-tracing technology has played a role in easing lockdown in China, and other countries are following suit. But are contact-tracing apps all they're cracked up to be? WWith Covid-19 showing no signs of slowing its spread across the globe, public debate is moving on from how to…

Opendoor appoints CFO, CPO

Opendoor has named Gautam Gupta its chief financial officer and chief business offer, critical roles as the business continues to alter the way in which homes are bought and sold. Uber’s former head of finance, Gupta joined the $3.8 billion home-selling platf…

Groundbreaking new material ‘could allow artificial intelligence to merge with the human brain’

Scientists have discovered a ground-breaking bio-synthetic material that they claim can be used to merge artificial intelligence with the human brain. The breakthrough, presented today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2020 virtual expo, is a major step towards integrating electronics with the body to create part human, part robotic "cyborg" beings. Connecting electronics to…

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Kami launches battery-powered outdoor security camera for $90

Yi Technology's Kami subbrand is known for its inexpensive but well-built smart home devices, including security technology. After introducing its first wire-free, battery-powered indoor camera a few months ago, the company has now taken the wraps off a similar cordless outdoor camera that's rated for up to six months of battery life on a single…

Epic Games acquires facial animation technology maker Cubic Motion

Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion, a provider of automated performance-driven facial animation technology for video games, film, broadcast, and immersive experiences such as virtual reality. Cubic Motion has helped Epic on its quest to create graphically realistic virtual humans, which look and behave like real people. Cubic Motion’s part of that has been to…

Verizon’s 5G comes to (parts of) Los Angeles

The clock is ticking on Verizon’s plans to bring 5G to 30 cities. Short of an actual Christmas miracle, things are looking rough. On the upside, the carrier (and, disclosure, parent of TechCrunch) just brought the next-gen technology to a nineteenth city. And it’s a doozy. Verizon announced this morning that it has flipped the…

Why You Can’t Have a Decent Conversation With Your Voice Assistant Yet

Me: “Alexa, microwave oatmeal.” Alexa: “OK, at what temperature?” Me: “I don’t know.” Alexa: “Hmm, I’m not sure.” ...