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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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Sounders FC introduce Clint Dempsey

­­­­ When Clint Dempsey expressed interest in returning to the MLS from Tottenham Hotspur, Seattle Sounders part-owner and general manager,...
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Oros’ new hoodie and parka use NASA-inspired aerogel...

One of my favorite pieces of wearable technology I’ve tested here at TNW was an actual article of clothing: the Oros Orion Parka. Using an Aerogel-based insulator called Solarcore – Aerogel is the same material used by NASA to insulate equipment such as the Mars Rover – the coat was one of the warmest coats I’ve…

How to fix when Google’s ‘View in 3D’...

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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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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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…

Carbon Nanotube Developments in Clothing Could Protect Against Future Chemical Weapons

Developed in the beginning in 2007, there's lots going on these days with Carbon Nanotube Developments, and their potential...

Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials will receive definition updates after support end

Microsoft Security Essentials will receive security definition updates after Windows 7 support ends despite Microsoft's earlier claims stating the contrary. Earlier this week, Microsoft stated in no uncertain terms that the company's security software Microsoft Security Essentials would not receive any more updates after Windows 7's support end on January 14, 2020. Microsoft answered the…

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…

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…

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NASA Admits They Are Working To Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light.

NASA is currently working on the first practical field test toward the possibility of faster than light travel. Traveling faster than light has always been...

Tesla has new glass technology for noise reduction, temperature control, and more

You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews.…

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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World’s First Airborne Wind Turbine Bringing Renewable Energy & WiFi to Alaska

Wind turbines have become airborne! An enormous helium-filled wind turbine will soon float over the city of Fairbanks, Alaska to produce enough electricity for...

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…

Tile announces partnership with Intel to track missing PCs

Tile has announced a partnership with Intel to bring its tracking technology to laptops in order to help customers track down misplaced or stolen PCs. Intel will be providing “updated solutions” to OEMs later this year, which means we might start seeing Tile laptops in late 2020 or early 2021. Tile trackers connect, via Bluetooth,…

Shadowrun Returns Is Coming Out In June; Thanks To Gracious Support From Kickstarter

Harebrained Schemes has announced that Kickstarted game Shadowrun Returns will be released in June, which isn't very far away at all. Steam is the delivery...

A New Chinese Supercomputer Goes Into Beta: (Tianhe 2 Ahead Of Schedule And On Budget)

In April 2014, the Tianhe 2 supercomputer began offering computing power to public users while the system continues debugging and fine tuning. It has...

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…

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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…

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…

Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever – A Paradox Explained By Kurzgesagt With Criticism

We live in the most peaceful time in human history. Wait, what? Seriously? That can't be right, there are more wars than ever! Well,...

From Dance Parties to Book Clubs, Here Are the Best Video Apps for Each Home Activity

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Apple and Google release phone app to notify users of coronavirus exposure

Apple and Google have released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies had announced the unprecedented collaboration to leverage their technology to help trace and co…

Huawei chip unit short-circuited Trump’s sanctions. Then it got burned.

For most of its history, Huawei’s tinkering in semiconductors was considered little more than a curious hobby by industry rivals.The Chinese technology company occasionally outfitted its smartphones with its homegrown Kirin chipsets, named after a mythical beast with the horns and hoofs of a deer and the scaly body of a dragon.But Kirin chips remained…

LG’s self-cleaning wireless earbuds are coming to the West

LG has announced a new pair of wireless earbuds that makes use of the company’s “UVnano” cleaning technology. The company previously debuted the concept last year with its Tone+ Free earbuds in South Korea; the new HBS-FN6 Tone Free model will get a release in European and American markets next month. “Several studies have shown…

A Hands on Review For Shadowrun Returns: Some Seattle Goodness

As a shadowrunner, you've seen better days. Your ratty apartment is in such terrible condition that you're fortunate the roof isn't on fire, down...

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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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 …

This viral video shows how the Pixel’s live voice transcription absolutely destroys the iPhone’s (and why it matters)

We all know Google's speech transcription technology is really, really, really good. Not only is it the best in the industry, it's doing it without a data connection: Pixels have been transcribing audio on-device for some time now, and that's been owed to Google's extremely impressive transcription algorithms that utilize machine learning hardware on its…

Surface Pro X represents a major design evolution, runs custom mobile CPU

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…

Big Names, Vimeo, Redbox Instant and Plex Lead Charge To Offer Chromecast Support

It's been less than a week and already there's a frenzy of companies gearing up for Chromecast; Google's new take on digitalizing video streaming. It...

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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…

Intel says its new 10th Gen desktop lineup offers ‘the world’s fastest gaming processor’

Intel has rolled out its 10th Gen chips to almost all of its laptop lineup at this point, and now, it’s time for desktops to get a turn. The company has announced its latest Comet Lake-S processors across its Core i9, i7, i5, and i3 lineups. Leading the range is the new Core i9-10900K, which…

NVIDIA Intros DLSS 2.0: Ditches Per-Game Training, Adds Motion Vectors for Better Quality

While NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference has been extensively dialed back and the bulk of NVIDIA’s announcements tabled for another day, as it turns out, the company still has an announcement up their sleeve this week. And a gaming-related announcement, no less. This morning NVIDIA is finally taking the wraps off of their DLSS 2.0…
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E Ink demos a folding e-reader that can also take notes

Folding smartphones are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Could foldable e-readers be next? The E Ink Corporation, the company behind the digital paper tech found in the majority of e-readers, is trying to make it happen. The firm’s R&D lab has been developing foldable e-ink screens for a while, and its latest prototype…

Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups, the company announced late last week. The decision to withdraw its investment from AnyVision, an Israeli company developing facial recognition software, came as a result…

Report Revives Rumors of 5G iPhone With Under-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Monday April 27, 2020 3:21 am PDT by Tim HardwickEconomic Daily News on Monday revived rumors that this year's 5G iPhone will feature under-display fingerprint scanner technology. According to a machine translation of EDN's Chinese-language report, touch panel maker GIS, OLED display maker BOE and Qualcomm are collaborating on the ultrasonic technology, which could feature…

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…

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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…

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,…

This Battery-Free Game Boy Is the First Step Toward Ensuring Gaming Doesn’t Wreck the Planet

A sustainable Gameboy? Yes.Photo: Northwestern UniversityThe eternal struggle with the original Game Boy was having a cache of batteries on hand. Handheld consoles have evolved since then, but the battery problem still exists. However, researchers from Northwestern University and the Delft University of Technology have created a proof-of-concept “Game Boy” that doesn’t require batteries at…

AT&T on track to cover 1.1M rural locations with fixed wireless LTE this year

AT&T's Igal Elbaz, SVP of the company's wireless technology operations, said that the operator today covers roughly 880,000 customer locations with its LTE fixed wireless technology. And he said AT&T expects to reach its previously announced goal of 1.1 million locations by the end of this year. "We know that fixed wireless works," Elbaz said…