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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…

Technology

Intel Says Its Newest i9 CPU Is “The World’s Fastest Gaming Processor”

The computer technology powerhouse is still relying on 14-nanometer production architecture, but seems to have overcome the limitation. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), which has been losing market share to rival Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) for the past three years, is at least giving itself a chance to turn the tide. On Thursday, the tech company introduced its…
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Oros’ new hoodie and parka use NASA-inspired aerogel...

One of my favorite pieces of wearable technology I’ve tested here at TNW was an actual article of clothing: the Oros Orion Parka. Using an Aerogel-based insulator called Solarcore – Aerogel is the same material used by NASA to insulate equipment such as the Mars Rover – the coat was one of the warmest coats I’ve…

Flagship Nokia 9.2 could leap ahead of Galaxy...

Development of the flagship Nokia 9.2 PureView seems to be well under way and, if a new piece of information is anything to go by, HMD Global is doing everything it can to make the smartphone stand out from the crowd. An in-display camera could be on the wayReliable tipster Nokia Anew has revealed HMD Global…

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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…

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‘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…

Music

Wireless Tiny Cameras Can Be Mounted On Insects

You didn't think 2020 couldn't get any weirder, did you? If the idea of tiny steerable cameras mounted on top of insects sounds like something out of a dystopian nightmare, that's because, well, it probably is. A team of researchers from the University of Washington (UW) has developed light-weight low-res cameras that can be mounted,…

Analog Rebellion – Full Frontal: With Bells and Whistles Galore

With the latest move from Analog Rebellion aka Daniel Hunter, a magical musician, comes the album: Full Frontal; a...

Western Digital’s USB 3.1 Gen 2 WD My Passport SSD Gets an NVMe Refresh

Western Digital's lineup of direct-attached storage (DAS) products targets a range of markets and form-factors. After the acquisition of HGST / G-Technology and SanDisk, the company now offers similar products under multiple brand names. Portable bus-powered SSDs are an example. Subtle differences in the feature sets of the products enhance their appeal to the brand's…

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…

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‘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…

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Fortnite returns with the launch of a new map for Chapter 2

After approximately 48 hours offline, Fortnite has returned from its black hole hiatus with a brand new map for the launch of Chapter 2. The new map features 13 points of interest, and also includes a web of rivers that allow for new water gameplay, such as …

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…

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…
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Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location even when the user disabled Location Services in their phone’s settings, in conflict with Apple’s privacy policy and the express wishes of the user. Apple told Krebs it was “expected behavior” and that there…

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…

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Spotify staked its future on podcasts. Then the pandemic changed how we listenKerry Flynn, CNN BusinessCNN spoke with Spotify's Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff and a few others about how the pandemic has changed media consumption — particularly podcasts. Now that people are working from home, there’s no longer a daily commute.…

Everton to sign midfielder Fernando as replacement for Fellaini

Everton have agreed a £15 million deal for Porto midfielder Fernando – this basically means that Marouane Fellaini is on his way to Manchester United. Anxious...

Microsoft’s technology chief pivots to pandemic response

Microsoft's technology chief pivots to pandemic response - KOMO News

AT&T on track to cover 1.1M rural locations with fixed wireless LTE this year

AT&T's Igal Elbaz, SVP of the company's wireless technology operations, said that the operator today covers roughly 880,000 customer locations with its LTE fixed wireless technology. And he said AT&T expects to reach its previously announced goal of 1.1 million locations by the end of this year. "We know that fixed wireless works," Elbaz said…

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Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate For $1 A Share: Mike Merrill

On January 26, 2008, a 30-year-old part-time entrepreneur named Mike Merrill decided to sell himself on the open market. He divided himself into 100,000 shares and set an initial public offering price of $1 a share. Each share would...

Apple reportedly acquires startup that could turn iPhones into payment terminals

Apple has acquired a startup with technology that could turn iPhones into mobile payment terminals, Bloomberg reported. Montreal-based Mobeewave has tech that requires only an NFC chip to work, allowing users to tap either their smartphone or a credit card to another phone for payment processing. NFC chips have been included in iPhones since the…

Western Digital Launches New NVMe ‘My Passport SSD’ With Transfer Speeds Up to 1050MB/s

Thursday August 20, 2020 5:00 am PDT by Juli CloverWestern Digital today launched a new USB 3.2 Gen 2 My Passport SSD under its WD brand, with the new device equipped with NVMe technology that supports read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s. The new My Passport SSD is…

Snap Confirms Acquisition of Deepfakes Startup AI Factory, Used to Power ‘Cameos’ Selfie Videos

January 3, 2020 11:39AM PT Snap has acquired AI Factory, a startup developing image and video recognition, analysis and processing technology, the company confirmed. Snap is using AI Factory’s tech to power Snapchat’s recently launched Cameos feature, in which users can insert a selfie of themselves, deepfakes-style, into a scene and and send the short,…

Steam removes hundreds of games after publishers abuse Steamworks

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…

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Galaxy Factions: New for iOS – A Galaxy-Based RTS similar to COC with Some Beautiful Twists

If you're an iOS gamer, you have to be oblivious to literally have no knowledge of Clash of Clans, the best strategy game on...

Unlimited Clean Energy For The World In Less Than 20 Years? Lockheed Martin Thinks So

Remember back in the early turn of the century, when official like news promised that we'd have nuclear powered cars by the '70s and...

Apple reportedly acquires startup that could turn iPhones into payment terminals

Apple has acquired a startup with technology that could turn iPhones into mobile payment terminals, Bloomberg reported. Montreal-based Mobeewave has tech that requires only an NFC chip to work, allowing users to tap either their smartphone or a credit card to another phone for payment processing. NFC chips have been included in iPhones since the…

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...

Alabama 1 of 3 states to sign on with Google, Apple for coronavirus contact tracing app

Alabama is teaming with Apple and Google on a new coronavirus tracing app. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)APAlabama is one of three states to sign on with Google and Apple for a new contact tracing app designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Alabama, North Dakota and South Carolina have signed agreement with the tech giants to…

Google launches Google Kids Space, a ‘kids mode’ feature for Android, initially on Lenovo tablets

Streaming services have built-in kids’ profiles, so why not devices? Google today is responding to parents’ demand for a better way for their children to interact with technology with the launch of the new “Google Kids Space,” a dedicated kids mode on Android tablets which will aggregate apps, books and videos for kids to enjoy…
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Music

Firefox 74.0.1 Stable out with important security fixes

Mozilla has released a new stable version of the organization's Firefox web browser on April 3, 2020. Firefox 74.0.1 Stable is a security update that patches two critical security vulnerabilities in the browser that are actively exploited in the wild. Mozilla released an update for the Extended Support Release, Firefox ESR, as well to address…

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…

How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now

It’s been a while since Google announced plans to push RCS adoption so that Android users could finally move on from the outdated SMS technology, but most users are stuck waiting for their mobile carriers to flip the switch at some point in 2020—that is, unless you decide to take matters into your own hands…

AI Supercomputer

An illustrated Kevin Scott, Microsoft’s chief technology officer, talks about building one of the world’s largest, cloud-hosted supercomputers and the benefits of it to accelerate projects large and small at Microsoft Build 2020.Learn more: https://news.microsoft.com/build2020/Art by Craighton Bermanhttps://studio.craightonberman.com/Subscribe to Microsoft on YouTube here: https://aka.ms/SubscribeToYouTubeFollow us on social: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/micr... Twitter: https://twitter.com/MicrosoftFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Microsoft/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/microsoft/For more…

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Apple Sued by New York Doctor Over Watch’s Heart Technology

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How I Modded the Silicone Tips of AirPods Pro with a Memory Foam Layer

I love my AirPods Pro and, ever since I bought them last October, I’ve been taking advantage of their noise cancellation technology to use them in more contexts than the original AirPods.1 They sound better than any other wireless earbuds I’ve tested (obviously, they sound much worse than my Sony IER-Z1R, but that’s to be…

Tagpro With Friends: Capture The Flag On Speed

For those unfortunate souls who haven’t experienced the phenomenal world of Tagpro, here's some explanation of the magic behind the game. Tagpro is a...
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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…

Planetary Dance: A Celestial Choreography

There is to be a rare celestial choreography in the night sky from May 24 until the end of the month involving three of...

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.…

Unitary, an EF alumnus, raises £1.3M seed for its content moderation AI

Unitary, a startup that’s developing AI to automate content moderation for “harmful content” so that humans don’t have to, has picked up £1.35 million in funding. The company is still in development mode but launched a trial of its technology in September. Led by Rocket Internet’s GFC, the seed round also includes backing from Jane…

TV

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…

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...

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…

The iPhone Isn’t the Cash Cow It Once Was. Apple Isn’t Worried.

For most of the past decade, the story of Apple Inc. has been the story of the iPhone. Yet in that time, Apple has learned a neat trick: how to get roughly 1 billion iPhone owners to fork over money for a strategically expanding number of non-iPhone products and services. The iPhone company has become…