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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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Eufy’s Security Smart Drop is an impenetrable mailbox for your packages

Porch piracy is an ever-increasing problem, especially in a world where more people than ever are shopping from home. If you aren’t there to pick up a package when it arrives, there is a solid chance it may not be there when you get home. Eufy Security has unveiled its Smart Drop, a smart, connected…
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Apple iPhone And Samsung Galaxy Beaten By Another...

Apple and Samsung should watch out. Yet another rival smartphone manufacturer has announced a significant breakthrough in camera technology - and this time there’s video. Xiaomi shows off a new under-screen camera. XIAOMI MORE FROM FORBESZTE To Ship World's First Smartphone With Under-Screen CameraBy Paul MoncktonPopular smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, has revealed a new version of…

How I Modded the Silicone Tips of AirPods...

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…

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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…

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Remember when TVs weighed 200 pounds? A look back at TV trends over the years

The author sizes up an 85-inch TV. Sarah Tew/CNET This story is part of CNET at 25, celebrating a quarter century of industry tech and our role in telling you its story. If you could point to one tech trend over the last 25 years, it's that gadgets are getting smaller. Phones, computers, watches --…

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....

Gimbal in phone camera module – Image stability tech explained

Smartphone camera technology still has some scope for improvements when it comes to achieving DSLR camera-like photography. Lately, we saw the periscope architecture for phones which allows for flat-plane movement of the lens using an L-shaped tunnel design. This brings hyper-zoom levels to the smartphone cameras which have limitations in the zoom lens movement. Huawei…

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…

Apple iPhone And Samsung Galaxy Beaten By Another Radical New Smartphone

Apple and Samsung should watch out. Yet another rival smartphone manufacturer has announced a significant breakthrough in camera technology - and this time there’s video. Xiaomi shows off a new under-screen camera. XIAOMI MORE FROM FORBESZTE To Ship World's First Smartphone With Under-Screen CameraBy Paul MoncktonPopular smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, has revealed a new version of…

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The Future Of Drones: DJI Inspire One

The drone game has changed, which might sound a bit overrated, but with such a first impression we were blown away while experiencing the...

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…

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...
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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…

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…

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,…

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…

Nvidia’s new 360Hz G-Sync displays are tailor-made for esports

Nvidia has developed new technology that enables 360Hz refresh rates on PC displays, achieving unprecedented responsiveness that’s perfectly suited to esports, where any advances in terms of refresh speeds can translate to improved performance during play. Nvidia’s new G-sync tech that delivers the 360Hz refresh speeds will be coming to market first through a partnership…

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…

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Stab yourself to save Earth, Amazon Alexa tells owner

Several technology champions such as Elon Musk for long have been sceptical about the strides made in Artificial Intelligence, as the new-age gadgets and robots if equipped with independent thinking capability, may harm humans in the future. While others counter it by saying that the machine learning-powered AI will unburden people of menial tasks. Now, a…

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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.…

New Designer Clothing Line From Taylor Swift for JD.com

With the latest reports of action, it seems like there's nothing that Taylor Swift can't do: The pop star will release a clothing line geared...

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…

Top analyst says Apple will use cheaper iPhone battery technology to offset cost of adding 5G

Last year Apple surprised many by beefing up the capacities of the batteries used with the iPhone 11 line. For example, the top-of-the-line iPhone 11 Pro Max lasts up to 5 hours more than the 2018's iPhone XS Max according to Apple. As a result, even power users can make it through the day with…

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Intel Just Validated Apple’s Decision to Ditch It

The chip behemoth has announced a delay in its next-generation technology. Again. Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) reported second-quarter results last week, and the release included the bombshell announcement that the company's 7-nanometer processors would be delayed by approximately six months. Those chips were initially scheduled to launch in late 2021, so the delay will push…

Mysterious ‘Humane’ technology company hires Apple VP of Engineering ahead of product reveal

Not much is known about the mysterious technology company called Humane aside from their growing roster of former Apple veterans. Rubén Caballero is Humane’s most recent hire, Humane has announced, joining the company after a 15 year career at Apple. Caballero is credited as one of the leaders of the early iPhone team and most…

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…

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...

Gartner forecast: 2020 to see 0.9% bump in global device shipments thanks to 5G, then 2 more years of decline

The analysts at Gartner have published their annual global device forecast, and while 2020 looks like it may be partly sunny, get ready for more showers and poor weather ahead. The analysts predict that a bump from new 5G technology will lead to total shipments of 2.16 billion units — devices that include PCs, mobile handsets,…

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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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,...

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…

CES was a snoozefest

Technology disrupted our sleep, but now it’s trying to help us get it back At a certain point during the last week, I found myself wandering the halls of CES, looking for the gadget that would fix all of my problems. Maybe it’s the modern condition, or just a sign of having been involved in…

Microsoft acknowledges Windows 10 Start Menu issue on Answers forum

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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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0

Microsoft revealed in May 2019 that it was working on an open source terminal application for Windows which it called Windows Terminal. The company released the first preview of Windows Terminal in June 2019 and regular updates in the months that followed. Yesterday, the company announced that Windows Terminal 1.0 is available. The first stable…

Use Bitcoin To Make A Backup Of Your Genome…

Genecoin samples your DNA, turns it into data, and stores it in the world’s most powerful supercomputer: the Bitcoin network. The company is still...

Mysterious ‘Humane’ technology company hires Apple VP of Engineering ahead of product reveal

Not much is known about the mysterious technology company called Humane aside from their growing roster of former Apple veterans. Rubén Caballero is Humane’s most recent hire, Humane has announced, joining the company after a 15 year career at Apple. Caballero is credited as one of the leaders of the early iPhone team and most…
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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…

Apple iPhone And Samsung Galaxy Beaten By Another Radical New Smartphone

Apple and Samsung should watch out. Yet another rival smartphone manufacturer has announced a significant breakthrough in camera technology - and this time there’s video. Xiaomi shows off a new under-screen camera. XIAOMI MORE FROM FORBESZTE To Ship World's First Smartphone With Under-Screen CameraBy Paul MoncktonPopular smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, has revealed a new version of…

A Rare Look Into The Guidelines That Google’s Graphic Design Team Follow

In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first...

Microsoft can nearly eliminate background noise in video chats now

James Martin/CNET Microsoft's been using artificial intelligence technology to teach computers to automatically create closed-captions for voice chats and meetings, teach apps to create to-dos just by listening to you talk, and translate what people are saying in different languages in real time. Now, the company's taking on background noise.The software giant said Monday it's…

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Bill Gates calls GMOs ‘perfectly healthy’ – Scientists agree

In a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on Tuesday, Gates said that not only does he view genetically modified foods as "perfectly healthy," but that he...

Android 11’s hidden double-tap gesture lets you take screenshots (Updated)

Before face unlocking technology became the security metric of choice for OEMs, Pixel phones boasted a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that also supported swipe gestures. When the Pixel 4 opted to remove that sensor, rear-mounted gesture support went with it. Luckily, the Android team has a new way to make the back of your phone great…

“Denmark Dolphin Slaughter”

Have you been seeing these various articles on the so-called ‘Denmark dolphin slaughter’ being posted all over on social media? For example... Of course...

German U-turn over coronavirus tracking app sparks backlash

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