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I Lost Nine Years of Photos by Locking Myself Out of My Google Account

Tech 911Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We'd love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with "Tech 911" in the subject line.I normally use this weekly column to answer people’s technology-themed questions. This week, I’m taking a slight departure, because I think sharing a reader’s story is important—even though there’s…

Lessons from Microsoft’s 250 million data record exposure

Microsoft has one of the best security teams and capabilities of any organization in the technology industry, yet it accidentally exposed 250 million customer records in December 2019. The data was accessible to anyone with a browser, who knew the server location, for about a month in total before an external researcher detected the problem.…

Google and Apple Clash Over Web Browser Privacy

259K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Jan 23, 2020Jan.23 -- Google claims the anti-tracking tool on…

Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version of Safari

As noted in our coverage yesterday of the latest Safari Technology Preview 99, Apple has removed all support for Adobe Flash. Safari Technology Preview is basically a beta of the next version of Safari proper, all but confirming that Apple is officially ditching support for Flash in the next version of its native Mac browser.…

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Our Favorite Cheap 4K TV Looks Even Better With Quantum Dot Technology

“Quantum dot” technology sounds like a fake invention, something made up by a well-meaning marketing team. Well, it is, and it isn’t. Although different companies have different brand names for their own recipes, quantum dot displays are a real innovation that allows TVs to show off a wider range of colors, and they’ve become one…
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Steam removes hundreds of games after publishers abuse...

Russian publisher Dagestan Technology among those affected, although Valve has yet to offer further explanationValve appears to have had a significant purge of its Steam marketplace, with hundreds of games removed in the last 24 hours.The removals were first noticed when more than 980 games and soundtracks were added to Steam Tools' list of banned…

Tesla Claims That The New York Times Was...

So a few days ago there was an...

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Federal court overturns $10 million Wii Remote patent judgement against Nintendo

In context: We all know court cases can take a while to resolve, but some last considerably longer than others. Indeed, gaming giant Nintendo has been fighting one legal battle that began way back in 2013. Now, almost seven years later, that fight has come to an end. Nintendo today announced that a Dallas federal…

Elon Musk Says He’s `Fired Up’ as SpaceX Steps Toward Crewed Flights

259K Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Jan 21, 2020Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company passed a crucial…

Gartner forecast: 2020 to see 0.9% bump in global device shipments thanks to 5G, then 2 more years of decline

The analysts at Gartner have published their annual global device forecast, and while 2020 looks like it may be partly sunny, get ready for more showers and poor weather ahead. The analysts predict that a bump from new 5G technology will lead to total shipments of 2.16 billion units — devices that include PCs, mobile handsets,…

Chromecast vs. Google Cast: What’s the difference?

Best answer: Simply put, Chromecast is the consumer-facing Google branding for its streaming products, sold as standalone dongles or built into smart TVs, connected speakers, smart displays, and Android TV boxes. Google Cast is the media streaming protocol for software developers that want to to add Chromecast compatibility into apps.The best 4K dongle: Chromecast Ultra…

CES was a snoozefest

Technology disrupted our sleep, but now it’s trying to help us get it back At a certain point during the last week, I found myself wandering the halls of CES, looking for the gadget that would fix all of my problems. Maybe it’s the modern condition, or just a sign of having been involved in…

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The 14 Beautifully Gorgeous NASA Issued Posters To Promote Future Space Travel

NASA's Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the...

California’s New Gig Economy Bill Gives Uber & Lyft Drivers Employee Status

Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as many other workers employed by app-based companies, are currently treated as contract workers, which means they don’t receive the perks companies promise employees, such as minimum wage, paid sick leave and benefits. This week, California approved a bill called AB-5 that could greatly alter this structure by forcing…

Shadowrun Returns Is Coming Out In June; Thanks To Gracious Support From Kickstarter

Harebrained Schemes has announced that Kickstarted game Shadowrun Returns will be released in June, which isn't very far away...

Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age

His invention brought digital technology to a new breed of consumer devices and powered early Apple and Commodore computers. The computer engineer Chuck Peddle in 1977. The chip he helped develop powered the first big wave of personal computers.Credit...Tom Munnecke/Getty ImagesDec. 24, 2019, 2:52 p.m. ETChuck Peddle, the engineer and entrepreneur who helped launch the…

Gartner forecast: 2020 to see 0.9% bump in global device shipments thanks to 5G, then 2 more years of decline

The analysts at Gartner have published their annual global device forecast, and while 2020 looks like it may be partly sunny, get ready for more showers and poor weather ahead. The analysts predict that a bump from new 5G technology will lead to total shipments of 2.16 billion units — devices that include PCs, mobile handsets,…

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First Sustainable Lego Bricks Will Be Launched In 2018

Lego has been searching for a sustainable alternative to plastic since 2015, and it has found a solution in sugarcane fields. Today, the company said it has started production...

Tesla third-quarter earnings: What to expect and what we’re watching for

Tesla is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings after the market closes today. The earnings report comes at a critical time for Tesla as it prepares to begin production of the Model 3 at its new China factory. This earnings report, its first without …

Jaguar’s All-Electric Sports Car Concept Is Only Destined For Gran Turismo

Image: JaguarEveryone and their brother seems to be introducing impractical EV concepts these days—you know, those cars that look cool and promise all kinds of awesome technology but will never, ever make it into production. So I’m very excited because Jaguar is introducing the Vision Gran Turismo Coupé as a part of the new Gran…
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Five Takeaways From Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship Update

The private rocket company laid out a handful of groundbreaking plans over the weekend. (Credit: SpaceX)Elon Musk gave a barrage of updates on the future of SpaceX as he stood in front of the company’s new Starship and original Falcon rockets on Saturday in Boca Chica, Texas. During the presentation, Musk touched on the details…

The Meticulous and Detailed Sculptures Of Glassed Layers By Ben Young

Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand now residing in Sydney, Australia, Ben Young is a self-taught artist who has been making glass sculpture for...

Bluetooth just got its most important update in 20 years

Bluetooth just got its most important update in 20 years - CNN

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...

Chromecast vs. Google Cast: What’s the difference?

Best answer: Simply put, Chromecast is the consumer-facing Google branding for its streaming products, sold as standalone dongles or built into smart TVs, connected speakers, smart displays, and Android TV boxes. Google Cast is the media streaming protocol for software developers that want to to add Chromecast compatibility into apps.The best 4K dongle: Chromecast Ultra…

These are the most important Android smartphones of the decade

The 2010s have been full of huge advancements in technology and smartphones have seen a lot of improvements over the decade. As the year closes out, it’s a good time to look back not at the most popular or even most impressive smartphones of the past 10 years, but the most important Android smartphones that…

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Lyft Now Includes Bikes, Subways, Scooters & More in Addition to Ride-Share Vehicles

1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Lyft has just announced that it will be expanding its platform outside of ride-share vehicles to accommodate all forms of available transportation modes, including bikes, shared rides, scooter, walking to and taking the subway, bus and car…

What To Expect From AMD At CES 2020

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares, which had a stellar two-year run, are poised to experience some momentum next week, as the chip maker is set to present at the Consumer Technology Association's Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, 2020, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada between Jan. 7 and Jan 10.CEO Lisa…

Apple’s latest tech acquisition gives us a hint about its future camera plans

Apple has acquired a technology startup named Spectral Edge, and in doing so, has given us a hint at what it may be working on for future versions of the iPhone’s camera. Apple is known for being secretive regarding its company acquisitions, and this only became known when Apple’s corporate lawyer was named as a…

A Post-Apocalyptic Isometric RPG Called Seven Being Launched By Ex-Witcher 3 Developers

Witcher 3 Senior Quest Designer Jakub Rokosz has started his own game studio: Fool's Theory. Their first game has now been announced, Seven, which promises to...

How Good You Are At Geography? Play Geoguessr to find out!

Think you’re a geography expert? Test your knowledge with Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world! First, move around...

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Sounders FC introduce Clint Dempsey

­­­­ When Clint Dempsey expressed interest in returning to the MLS from Tottenham Hotspur, Seattle Sounders part-owner and general manager, Adrian Hanauer was floored. "I...

A Post-Apocalyptic Isometric RPG Called Seven Being Launched By Ex-Witcher 3 Developers

Witcher 3 Senior Quest Designer Jakub Rokosz has started his own game studio: Fool's Theory. Their first game has now been announced, Seven, which promises to...

Will Liberty’s final bid to win teams over to its 2021 F1 vision succeed?

Although it would be pedantically incorrect to state that a decision to ban tyre blankets in 2021 has been overturned – the regulations have not been finalised, so no such final decision could yet be taken either way – it nonetheless seems likely Formula 1 will continue to race on pre-heated rubber when it switches…

The Solar Powered UAV That Has The Potential To Stay In The Air Indefinitely: The Zephyr 8.

The Zephyr is a unique plane which may be about to become ubiquitous. Version 7 from 2010 boasted a carbon frame and solar panels...

I Lost Nine Years of Photos by Locking Myself Out of My Google Account

Tech 911Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We'd love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with "Tech 911" in the subject line.I normally use this weekly column to answer people’s technology-themed questions. This week, I’m taking a slight departure, because I think sharing a reader’s story is important—even though there’s…

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries....
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What To Expect From AMD At CES 2020

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares, which had a stellar two-year run, are poised to experience some momentum next week, as the chip maker is set to present at the Consumer Technology Association's Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, 2020, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada between Jan. 7 and Jan 10.CEO Lisa…

Art Deco Style Illustrations and Oil Paintings From Kai Carpenter

Kai Carpenter is a freelance illustrator and painter based in New York, United States who has created magnificent artworks with traditional gouache painting... His list...

Google is testing memory reducing Tab Freeze functionality in Chrome

Google is testing a new memory reducing feature in the company's Chrome web browser currently that freezes background tabs to reduce memory consumption of the web browser. Chrome is the most popular desktop browser currently; while it is doing really well in many fields, e.g. performance or web compatibility, it lacks when it comes to…

Facebook data breach exposes 267 million accounts

FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) OAN Newsroom UPDATED 11:36 AM PT — Saturday, December 21, 2019 Facebook is facing yet another massive data breach, which exposed millions of user records. Reports said the personal information of 267 million…

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Use Bitcoin To Make A Backup Of Your Genome…

Genecoin samples your DNA, turns it into data, and stores it in the world’s most powerful supercomputer: the Bitcoin network. The company is still...

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.” ...

Samsung Brings 5G to World by Shipping More than 6.7 Million Galaxy 5G Devices in 2019

Consumers are eager for a new mobile experience as Samsung looks to expand its 5G Portfolio to bring next-generation technology to more people in 2020 Samsung Electronics today announced that in 2019 it shipped more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G smartphones globally, giving consumers the ability to experience next-generation speed and performance.1 As of November 2019,…
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The 600-HP 2020 Audi Q8 RS Gets Brutal Performance To Match Its Looks

Photos: AudiThe 2020 Audi Q8 RS is basically a science project for the latest technology in preserving as much energy as possible for maximum efficiency in a car that also happens to have a 600 horsepower turbocharged V8.And look at this green:What a good green. Anyway, when the Q8 concept and production version hit the…

A Newly Developed Fusion Engine Could Cut Down Travel To Mars In Only 30 Days

It's not just science fiction anymore, NASA, and plenty of private individuals, want to put mankind on Mars. Now a team at the University...

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...

This Smart Faucet Should Pour Exactly the Amount of Water You Need at the Perfect Temperature

Gif: MoenThree years at CES 2017 Moen revealed a smart shower system that could be preheated from your smartphone without having to climb out of bed in the morning. This year the company is bringing that technology to the kitchen with a new smart faucet that delivers some surprisingly practical features.The U by Moen smart…

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New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries....

Microsoft can nearly eliminate background noise in video chats now

James Martin/CNET Microsoft's been using artificial intelligence technology to teach computers to automatically create closed-captions for voice chats and meetings, teach apps to create to-dos just by listening to you talk, and translate what people are saying in different languages in real time. Now, the company's taking on background noise.The software giant said Monday it's…

Facebook sells virtual-reality tool used in movies, video games

California investigates FacebookMorning Business Outlook: California details an 18-month investigation into Facebook's privacy policies and says the social media network is not cooperating.Facebook is selling Oculus Medium, a 3-D virtual reality sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games, to software giant AdobeFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg bought Oculus, a technology and virtual reality company, in 2014 for $2…

A Post-Apocalyptic Isometric RPG Called Seven Being Launched By Ex-Witcher 3 Developers

Witcher 3 Senior Quest Designer Jakub Rokosz has started his own game studio: Fool's Theory. Their first game has now been announced, Seven, which promises to...