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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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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…
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Enormous, Bloodthirsty Mosquitos Are Invading Florida

A massive breed of highly aggressive mosquitos known...

Microsoft acknowledges Windows 10 Start Menu issue on...

by Martin Brinkmann on October 12, 2019 in Windows - Last Update: October 12, 2019 - 10 commentsSome Windows 10 users reported issues with the Windows 10 Start Menu after installing the KB4517389  on computer systems running the operating system. Microsoft released the cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows Server 1903 on…

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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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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…

Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview

Welcome to the February 2020 overview of the Microsoft February 2020 Patch Day. It is a special Patch Day, as it is the first after support for Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system ended officially for Home users (organizations and Enterprise customers may extend support by up to three years). Microsoft…

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…

How To Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion: A Dark Review

You're perhaps aware of Trent Reznor's side project: How To Destroy Angels. It was announced back in 2010, with...

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...

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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…

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…

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...
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Fall Out Boy – Save Rock And Roll

Fall Out Boy decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” in 2009. One member admitted to feeling as though he was the ongoing target of...

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…

2bn phones cannot use Google and Apple contact-tracing tech

Gain a global perspective on the US and go beyond with curated news and analysis from 600 journalists in 50+ countries covering politics, business, innovation, trends and more. Choose your subscription Not sure which package to choose?Try full access for 4 weeks For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT's trusted, award-winning…

The Mavic Mini is the Right Drone for Most Photographers

Consumer drones were first released in 2010, and over the years, the technology, size and price have improved considerably. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro, for example, folds up to the size of a brick, features a Hasselblad-badged 20MP camera, and cost about $1550. But unless you’re a photographer who specializes in aerial photography, the cost…

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2020: The 13 products you should know

CES 2020 has come and gone, and as always the technology and automotive worlds have presented their best-and-brightest. Whether it’s compelling concepts, gadgets that democratize the best of cutting-edge tech, or just meaningful improvements on devices many already find essential, the competition at this year’s show was high. Read on for SlashGear’s Best of CES…

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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Small rocket launch startup Firefly teams up with Aerojet Rocketdyne

In a perfect example of a small, new space startup teaming up with a legacy industry heavyweight with plenty of experience, Firefly is teaming up with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Firefly Aerospace was founded in 2013, and has raised $21.6 million so far to bring its …

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…

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…

Animal Double Exposure Portraits By Norwegian Visual Artist Andreas Lie

Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie merges verdant landscapes and photographs of animals to creates subtle double exposure portraits. Snowy mountain peaks and thick forests...

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Coronavirus: Russia uses facial recognition to tackle Covid-19

As Russian cities go into lockdown to try to contain coronavirus, Moscow is using the latest technology to keep track of residents. City officials are using a giant network of tens of thousands of cameras - installed with facial recognition software - which they plan to couple with digital passes on people’s mobile phones. It’s…
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Apple To Release The Cheapest MacBook Ever…And Other Small Business Tech News

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — This MacBook could be the cheapest Apple laptop ever, according to a new report. According to newly leaked data, the new Macbook with Apple Silicon will be…

Facebook wants to help build AI that can remember everything for you

Facebook wants to help build AI that can remember everything for you - CNN

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...

Sony Announces the Xperia 1 Mark II: A Powerful Smartphone With Technology Taken From Its Best Cameras

There is no doubt that Sony's cameras have some of the most advanced and exciting technology out there today, and now, users will be able to experience some of those features in their phone, as Sony has announced the Xperia 1 Mark II, which boasts specs like real-time Eye AF and 20 fps burst shooting…

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Apple, Google announce new privacy features for coronavirus tracking tech

Background by Pixabay/Photo by Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. As companies and governments around the world battle the coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google are making changes to the contact tracing technology they've developed to help inform people when they may have been exposed…

Samsung launches flagship 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 SSD that can hit a blistering 7,000 MB/s

What just happened? Samsung appears to have sneakily launched its fastest consumer SSD to date: The 7GB/s PCIe NVMe 980 Pro series. The m.2 drive was spotted earlier at CES 2020 with rumors of a late summer launch. Samsung is now listing the drive on its Singapore website and, as expected, has launched it in…

Unreal Engine devs can now capture facial animation using an iOS app

Epic Games has launched a new iOS app that uses the platform’s ARKit technology to capture real-world facial movements and translate those to character models in Unreal Engine. While the app Live Link Face is designed to benefit studios large and small alike, the free iOS app could be an especially welcome boon for smaller…
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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…

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon is…Bradley Cooper?

According to a new report, the role of Rocket Raccoon - aka, the final piece of Guardians of the Galaxy's casting puzzle - has...

This Decade in Tech

A decade is a long time by any standards, but in technology, a decade is a lifetime. And in the last one, technology became a more fluid thing, filling gaps we never perceived existed, bringing people closer together like never before, making life much easier and permeating into areas where we didn’t always want it.For…

Coronavirus could be catalyst to reinvigorate virtual reality headsets

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., demonstrates an Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset and Oculus Touch controllers as the gives a demonstration during the Oculus Connect 3 event in San Jose, California.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFor the more than 90% of Americans who have been cooped up…

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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…

PS5 and Xbox Series X will achieve dream of ‘movie-quality graphics’, says Epic

Epic Games’ chief technology officer has claimed that PS5 and Xbox Series X will enable him to achieve his “lifelong dream” of delivering movie-quality visuals in video games.Speaking in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Epic’s Kim Liberi claimed the new consoles would fulfil his longtime goal partly thanks to Unreal Engine 5’s…

Introducing Invisible, Inc, the strategy game from Klei Entertainment.

Do you ever wonder what life would be like, if instead of blowing up aliens on a forsaken planet you instead connected and worked...

Apple To Release The Cheapest MacBook Ever…And Other Small Business Tech News

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — This MacBook could be the cheapest Apple laptop ever, according to a new report. According to newly leaked data, the new Macbook with Apple Silicon will be…