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8 tech gadgets that work offline

New York (CNN)It's been a brutal year for data breaches and tech gadget hacks. Technology has unquestionably made life easier in many ways, butbeing connected to the internet opens up a whole host of concerns. Let's recall thehacker from December 2018 who sp…

Here is what’s next after Windows 10 version 1909

Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1909 in November 2019; the new major version of Windows 10 was just a minor update that did not introduce many new features or changes to the system. Windows 10 devices that run older versions of the operating system can be upgraded to the new version. While there are some…

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…

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…

Chevrolet Corvette C8’s ZR1 Variant Will Be a 900-HP Hybrid With AWD: Report

GM is said to be dipping into hypercar technology to craft the top-shelf mid-engined ‘Vette. ChevroletThe 755-horsepower Chevy Corvette C7 ZR1 pretty much represented the apex of what an unassisted V-8 could do and was always going to be a hard act to follow. For its upcoming mid-engined C8 version, Chevy is said to introduce an electrified…

Apple’s IPhone 11 Runs Into Buggy Launch

245K 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 Nov 21, 2019Nov.21 -- Apple is overhauling how it tests…

“Immediate credibility”: Fitbit buy is Google’s latest step into gadgetry

Google’s acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it’s also just the latest step in the internet giant’s often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware. Once a pure software company known for its search engine, apps such as Gmail and its Android software for…

Nannytechnology: Thanks for breaking my medical marijuana vape, Apple

Apple has decided without warning to remove all vape-related apps from the App Store, according to Axios. This decision is reportedly in response to a health crisis under investigation by the Center for Disease Control, in which 42 people have died in connection to vaping illicit nicotine and marijuana vape cartridges.   The move comes…

John Carmack stepping down as CTO of Oculus to work on AI

John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook’s VR subsidiary Oculus, is stepping down this week. Carmack posted the news on Facebook today, saying he plans to focus his time instead on artificial general intelligence. He will remain in a “consulting CTO” position at Oculus, where he will “still have a voice” in the development…

Fossil’s new Hybrid HR smartwatch has an always-on display and 2+ weeks of battery life

Fossil Group executive vice president Steve Evans mused at one point a few months ago about how much the health and wellness industry has converged with modern smartwatch technology — a comment that also tracks the arc of Fossil’s new product announcements and releases of late, which include a growing line of feature-rich smartwatches for…
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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…
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Witness Spooky Evidence of Snapchat’s New Face-Swapping Feature

Gif: SnapSometimes social media dipsomania comes into harsh relief, as it did today when the technology wars manifested themselves as the ability to superimpose your face on a cat: aka, Snapchat’s new social drug “Cameos.” It’s terrifying.As TechCrunch first reported, Snapchat has selectively released a beta version of a feature which allows users to scan…

Here is what is new in Windows 10 version 2004

The next version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is Windows 10 version 2004 (formerly known as Windows 10 20H1). While it won't be released for a while, it is more or less feature-complete already. The following information is based mostly on Insider builds but also on information that Microsoft provided, e.g. on its development…

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…

Someone found a way to bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates checks

Someone discovered a way to enable Extended Security Updates on all machines running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ends after the January 2020 Patch Tuesday. Small businesses and Enterprises may extend support by up to three years for a price. Small businesses pay Microsoft up to $200 per…