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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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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…
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Surface Pro X represents a major design evolution,...

In addition to updates to the refreshed Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft introduced a new entry to its Surface lineup: Surface Pro X. Whereas the Surface Pro 7 kept things safe with a familiar design, the Surface X represents a major overhaul with a forward-looking design and features. In a glimpse at…

Interior design startup Havenly raises $32 million

Interior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding to create its first private label brand as the startup aims to integrate its own products into its design recommendation engine. The Denver-startup is an online interior design consultanc…

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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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CES 2020 is more than TVs and smart toothbrushes: Tech pros and CIOs should watch these three trends

Each January, over 150,000 people from all over the world converge on Las Vegas for the year's biggest show in tech...CES. And today's CES is as much a showcase for the latest business technology as it is for new consumer electronics. Also: More CES coverage at CNETEnterprise technologies like AI, data analytics, IoT, and 5G underpin…

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...

Facebook announces fastMRI—an AI enhancement for MRI machines

Credit: Facebook Facebook has announced on its blog that its AI research team has been working with radiologists at NYU Langone Health to create an AI system that can speed up MRI machines. A paper written by the team describing the new technology is to be published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. MRI scans…

Virtual buttons could make your 2020 phone more waterproof

Like the bright orange power button on Google's Pixel 4? It could become a relic, replaced by virtual buttons. Stephen Shankland/CNET This story is part of CES 2020. Our editors bring you complete CES coverage and scour the showroom floor for the hottest new tech gadgets around. Get ready to say bye to buttons. Next…

Fact check: Google did not automatically sign up Android users for COVID-19 tracing app

CLOSE Contact tracing apps use anonymous data to tell users if they encountered someone who has COVID-19. Here's how it works and how to make it effective. USA TODAYThe claim: Google automatically signed up all Android users for a COVID-19 tracing appNew mobile contact tracing technology aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19 has prompted claims on…

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An update on next-gen: PlayStation 5 launches holiday 2020

Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring. Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for holiday 2020.These updates…

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…

Forget 4K and OLED. The top 10 TV tech fails of all time!

Modern day 4K HDR TVs are the pinnacle of image quality. But to get here the home entertainment industry has tried and failed more than once. The technology graveyard is littered with TV technology failures. As TV makers scrambled to come up with new and interesting features and engaged in format wars, we saw just…
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Made in China 8-core x86 CPU arrives to market

Why it matters: Zhaoxin, a fabless chip maker based in Shanghai, has produced a homegrown x86 CPU line that's apparently ready for the DIY scene. The Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-6000 series of processors were originally shown off in 2018, but since then we had heard little about them. Now it seems that the KX-U6780A will come…

Meet Gentry Underwood: The Man Who Sold His App, “Mailbox”, to Dropbox for $100 million.

Boy, are we jealous. While many dream of designing an app that will sell for millions, one man had this dream fulfilled when his...

Bloomberg: Apple developing ‘less ambitious’ wireless charger following AirPower cancellation

As part of a broader look at the new Nomad Base Station Pro and the Aira wireless charging technology behind it, Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a “less ambitious” wireless charger for the iPhone. This comes after the infamous announcement, delay, and eventual cancellation of AirPower. Today’s report from Bloomberg corroborates an earlier…

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…

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…

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...

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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…

Fact check: Google did not automatically sign up Android users for COVID-19 tracing app

CLOSE Contact tracing apps use anonymous data to tell users if they encountered someone who has COVID-19. Here's how it works and how to make it effective. USA TODAYThe claim: Google automatically signed up all Android users for a COVID-19 tracing appNew mobile contact tracing technology aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19 has prompted claims on…

The Scroll subscription service is an ingenious web technology hack

Welcome back to Processor, a newsletter about computers and also sometimes other things. You are probably expecting me to spend several paragraphs making fun of Google for creating yet another messaging product, as The Information reported yesterday. Not gonna do it: it’s enterprise-focused and from what I can tell about Google’s cloud business right now,…

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…

Rooney tells Moyes he wants to leave

Rooney failed to travel with the United squad to Sweden for tonight’s pre-season friendly against Stockholm and, although he has suffered a genuine shoulder...

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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...

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…

This gadget adds advanced adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping technology to your car

Published on Jan 9, 2020The Comma.ai CEO rolled out the latest version of his company's assisted-driving hardware here at CES 2020, featuring a more user-friendly interface and a cleaner install. The Comma Two is a piece of hardware about the size of a smartphone that can be mounted on your windshield. A forward-facing camera shows…

Propelled By Raspberry Pi, This Remote Controlled Drone Can Survey The Sea

Flying personal drones have conquered the air, now Ziphius, an aquatic drone, has its sensors set on the seas. Developed by Azorean Aquatic Technologies,...

Consumer Electronics Show planning to highlight sex toys at 2021 show

January 9, 2020 | 10:29pm Enlarge Image The booth for Crave, a luxury vibrator company. AFP via Getty Images Next year’s CES might as well be spelled SEX. Technology used for sexual pleasure was such a hit at CES 2020 that the show’s organizing committee is already planning to play it up again next year,…

Startup headed by ex-Apple engineer aims to eliminate smartphone buttons

(Reuters) - Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, on Thursday began marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers in addition to an existing contract with Asus Computer Inc (2357.TW). Jess Lee, Chief Executive Officer of technology startup Sentons Inc, demonstrates the…
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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 …

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...

Starbucks Drops ATT For Google Wi-Fi

The massive coffee chain has very recently opted to use Google Wi-Fi to give U.S. customers up to 10-times faster network speeds. Starbucks customers...

Art/Digital Photography Album “Treebeard” From Cal Redback

This collection of ‘treebeards’ sees the union of the human face and plant life, with half or parts of the features removed and replaced...

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A Unique Dual Story Penthouse Design in the Heart of Quebec City

The penthouse is situated on the 27th floor and offers a panoramic view of Quebec City, though that is not what makes it unique. It happens to...

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.…

Transform Into Monsters Using A Walkman In Pokémon Fusion-Inspired Cassette Beasts

Gif: Bytten Studio (Kotaku)Coming to PC and consoles from Brighton UK-based indie devs Bytten Studio, Cassette Beasts is an ‘80s-flavored RPG in which players transform and fuse together creatures using the awesome power of cassette tape technology. Creators Jay Baylis and Tom Coxon, who have previously worked on games like Stardew Valley, Wargroove, and Starbound,…
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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...

Deal Alert: The Motorola Razr is Back and It’s Buy One, Get One Free Right Now

Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. The iconic Motorola razr is back, and the mobile company is celebrating the flip-phone’s return with one of their best deals yet. Motorola…

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....

SpaceX’s South Texas site confirms plan to activate launch location in late 2018

SpaceX’s Senior Communications Manager James Gleeson has confirmed that the company is, in fact, working towards the activation of its South Texas launch facilities...

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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…

The Next Batman Game Is Finally Coming. What To Expect?

The Next Batman Game Is Finally Coming. What To Expect? - GamingBolt

The strange, thorny and sometimes sleazy origins of 11 tech terms you use every day

This may be what you imagine when you think of online trolls, but the slang word for internet miscreants has far fishier origins. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET Can you tell an emoji from an emoticon? Foobar from FOMO? A flamewar from a firewall? If these tech terms make perfect sense to you, congratulations -- you're no longer a digital noob. But do you know why we call…

NVCache on Ampere GeForce GPUs makes your PC more like a PlayStation 5

We heard about NVCache back in May 2020 with some Ampere leaks, with NVIDIA's purported NVCache acting like HBCC -- HBCC being AMD's own High Bandwidth Cache Controller that debuted with Vega. VIEW GALLERY - 3 IMAGES Sony is using some truly next-gen storage technology inside of its PlayStation 5 console, with a deep dive…