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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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Microsoft’s technology chief pivots to pandemic response

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California’s New Gig Economy Bill Gives Uber &...

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…

Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip...

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…

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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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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…

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…

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Will Be Able To Stream Music Directly To Your Brain

As if the man wasn’t busy enough with Tesla, SpaceX, or Boring Company, Elon Musk has been making progress with his new brain-interfacing startup, Neuralink. Nerualink is a project that is developing technology to implant into your brain, eliminating the “latency issue” of pulling your smartphone from your pocket, unlocking it, and inputting commands. With…

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…

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…

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Microsoft might have been right to skip Thunderbolt 3 (again) on the new Surface Book 3

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…

Snow and Ice Pose a Vexing Obstacle for Self-Driving Cars

In late 2018, Krzysztof Czarnecki, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, built a self-driving car and trained it to navigate surrounding neighborhoods with an annotated driving data set from researchers in Germany.The vehicle worked well enough to begin with, recognizing Canadian cars and pedestrians just as well as German ones. But then Czarnecki took…

Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide to Dreaming and Dream Addresses

Animal Crossing: New Horizons now has a dream feature, allowing players to visit other islands without having to go to the airport. The other player doesn’t even need to be online. (To use dreams, you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.) That said, you won’t be able to buy any items or pick any fruits…
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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…

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.…

Flagship Nokia 9.2 could leap ahead of Galaxy S20 with this technology

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…

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…

Beautiful British Studio Design for Hong Kong Polytechnic University

This asymmetric, wavy monolith is the first building in Hong Kong from architect Zaha Hadid’s British studio. The Jockey Club Innovation Tower will house...

Microsoft Xbox Series X will support VRS tech for better picture quality

Although the Xbox Series X is some months away from its official launch, more details about this console are hitting the web. Recently, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox confirmed that the Xbox Series X will be delivered on time although there may be delays in some games. Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live, confirmed…

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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…

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…

Gates, Bezos bet on flow battery technology, a potential rival to big bets on lithium-ion

ESS, which makes long-duration, iron flow batteries, secured $30 million in a Series C investment round from Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the group of private investors led by Bill Gates and fellow billionaires Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson and Jack Ma, among others.ESSA UN report on climate change released Nov. 26 amounted to a…

What to expect from the next iPad Pro refresh: 5G, mini-LED, and more

9to5Mac is brought to you by Concepts App. Sketch and design your ideas on an infinite canvas with flexible vector ink. Available on iPad and iPhone. Try it for free. Even though Apple just refreshed the iPad Pro in March, many people are already asking about what to expect from the next revision. The next-generation…

Google and Apple team up to develop tracing app for virus cases

Apple and Google have announced they are working together to develop technology that will alert people when they have been close to anyone infected with the novel coronavirus. The idea is to help governments roll out apps to run on both Android devices and iPhones.Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe -…

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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 magnificent masterpiece. Daniel Hunter first began...

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…

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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...

Apple secretly acquired a camera startup and has already used its AR technology

Sometime between 2018 and 2019, Apple quietly acquired an Israeli computer vision company — and has already adapted its developments into current products. Apple AR technology and related developments have picked up the pace since the release of ARKit in 2017. And per a new report, some of that development may have been the result…

Star Citizen Alpha 3.8 is now available to all backers, key features and new trailer revealed

Cloud Imperium has announced that Star Citizen Alpha 3.8 – New Frontiers is now available to all backers. According to the team, Alpha 3.8 is a massive update to the Star Citizen Universe with additions spanning technology, progression and content.Alpha 3.8 also debuts the first iteration of “Server-side Object Container Streaming” (SOCS) technology that automatically…
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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...

Gates, Bezos bet on flow battery technology, a potential rival to big bets on lithium-ion

ESS, which makes long-duration, iron flow batteries, secured $30 million in a Series C investment round from Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the group of private investors led by Bill Gates and fellow billionaires Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson and Jack Ma, among others.ESSA UN report on climate change released Nov. 26 amounted to a…

Overwatch 2

4.25M 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 Mar 18, 2020Introducing Echo. An evolutionary robot programmed with a…

10 Business Laptops That Use AMD’s New Ryzen 4000 CPUs

New Lenovo, HP Pro Laptops Support AMD's 7nm Mobile CPUs AMD has launched its new Ryzen Pro 4000 processors for ultra-thin business laptops, claiming performance gains over Intel's vPro lineup and competitive management and security features. With Thursday's launch of the enterprise-grade processors, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is receiving early support from Lenovo with…

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Report: 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini LED in Q1 2021, followed by 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro

A pair of new reports from research firm TrendForce today offer additional details on Apple’s transition to Apple Silicon, as well as the iPad Pro and Mac transition to mini LED display technology. According to TrendForce, Apple is likely to introduce a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini LED in Q1 2021. The report explains that…

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…

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…
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Microsoft’s technology chief pivots to pandemic response

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OnePlus’ second 5G phone will be a T-Mobile exclusive

OnePlus 5G strategy has marked something of a shift for a company that has traditionally prided itself in a slow and steady approach to new features. Following the arrival of the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G this summer, the company is announcing its second 5G device for…

Britain’s NHS working with Google, Apple on app to track coronavirus contact: Sunday Times

FILE PHOTO: Visitors pass by the logo of Google at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau(Reuters) - The technology arm of Britain’s National Health Service has been working on a mobile phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the…

Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

Swytch switched. Following up on its successful 2017 crowd-funded e-bike conversion kit launch, London-based Swytch Technology is at it again. In designing a new model that is 50% lighter and 70% smaller than the original, CTO Dmitro Khroma says the team has created the “smallest and lightest e-Bike system that is possible with today’s technology.”…

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Playing Xbox Game Pass through xCloud feels like a next-generation experience

It’s not exactly new technology, but winning a round of Halo 3 on my mobile phone feels wrong – in the best possible way.While Microsoft is undergoing some nasty twists in their next generation plans like the sudden delay of Halo Infinite, in other areas the tech giant’s unique master plan is expanding as planned.…

USB 4 will support 8K and 16K displays. Here’s how it’ll work

USB-C ports in 2021 could handle 8K displays, thanks to DisplayPort support arriving in 2021. Stephen Shankland/CNET USB 4, the next incarnation of the ubiquitous data-transfer technology, will be fast and versatile enough to let you plug a very high resolution 8K display in to your PC. That's because it'll accommodate DisplayPort 2.0, the newer…

Microsoft Edge: Check Out the Web Browser’s New Logo

The Edge web browser gets a new logo that doesn't remind us of Internet Explorer at all, and that's likely on purpose as Microsoft shifts toward Chromium-based technology. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The Edge web browser looks a bit different…

What to Know About Neuralink, Elon Musk’s Brain-Computer Interface Project

Elon Musk in 2017.Photo: Mark Brake (Getty Images)Elon Musk is set to make an announcement about Neuralink, a company designing brain-computer interface technology, on Friday, August 28. It sounds like science fiction, but research in this area has progressed rapidly in recent years, though we’re still far from being able to send emails with our…