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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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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…
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An Interesting Idea To Keep Drunks Off the...

The imaginative approach to the problem of anti-social...

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…

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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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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...

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.…

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…

“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…

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…

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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…

Arsenal Sign Mesut Ozil

Ozil, 24, joins Arsenal from Real Madrid where he made a total of 159 appearances in three years. During that time he won both...

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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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…

The Ultimate In Collecting Digital Art Online: A Look Into Neon Mob.

NeonMob is a platform and community for discovering and collecting awesome, original, limited-edition, digital art. For those who grew up collecting comic books, cards,...

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...

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…

How I Modded the Silicone Tips of AirPods Pro with a Memory Foam Layer

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…

New Ground-Breaking Apple iPad Pro Coming, Reports Say

iPad Pro 2020: Will the next version have a whole new display tech? David Phelan The latest iPad Pro was released just weeks ago but a strikingly different tablet is on its way from Apple, it seems. The long-rumored move to Mini LED display technology looks set to happen in 2021. MORE FROM FORBESAirPods 3…

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adidas Has Finally Turned EA Sports FIFA Into Real Life

adidas announced its latest partnership with EA Sports and Jacquard™ by Google today, which will allow people who play both EA Sports’ FIFA franchise and football in real life to connect the two for the very first time. According to the German sportswear giant, its revolutionary new technology will “enable players to impact virtual performance…

New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’: Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine. As reported today in Nature, the laboratories of…

“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...

Kami launches battery-powered outdoor security camera for $90

Yi Technology's Kami subbrand is known for its inexpensive but well-built smart home devices, including security technology. After introducing its first wire-free, battery-powered indoor camera a few months ago, the company has now taken the wraps off a similar cordless outdoor camera that's rated for up to six months of battery life on a single…

Apple reopening retail stores in April

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans to start reopening its retail stores by the first half of April, according to a memo viewed by Bloomberg. The openings will happen on a staggered basis, and the tech giant has extended the remote work option for many employees through April 5. Earlier this month, Apple closed all 458 of its retail…

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Western Digital Launches Security Platform for Portable Storage with G-Technology’s ArmorLock-Encrypted NVMe SSD

Data safety is of paramount importance for many enterprise use-cases, and in certain scenarios, for home consumers too. Portable storage devices have typically offered data protection in the form of hardware encryption activated by one of multiple methods. Commonly used protection mechanisms include hardware keypads on the drive, a software application running on the host…

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,…

Google and Apple Clash Over Web Browser Privacy

259K 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 Jan 23, 2020Jan.23 -- Google claims the anti-tracking tool on…

iPad 2020 will have incredible screen that blows the socks off OLED

Home News (Image credit: Tom's Guide) This year's iPad Pro (or iPad 2020, as we've taken to calling it) is sure to have a lot of great advancements. We've heard production has already begun, and it's likely it could be sporting an all-new stylus with haptic feedback capabilities to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note…

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.”…

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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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

With $84 million in new cash, Commonwealth Fusion is on track for a demonstration fusion reactor by 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems closed on its latest $84 million in new funding two weeks ago. The U.S. was still very much in the lockdown phase and getting a deal done, especially a multi-million dollar investment in a new technology aiming to make commercial nuclear fusion a reality after decades of hype, was “an interesting thing”…

German U-turn over coronavirus tracking app sparks backlash

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 business news Read more Be informed with the essentialnews and opinion Save 33% MyFT – track the topics most important to you FT Weekend – full access to…

SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub…

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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…

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…

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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VPNs will change forever with the arrival of WireGuard into Linux

After years of development WireGuard, a revolutionary approach to Virtual Private Networks (VPN) was finally fast-tracked to the Linux kernel. Now, at long last, WireGuard is in Linus Torvald's code tree. That means WireGuard should appear in the Linux kernel 5.6 release. This may be as early as April 2020.  This has the potential to change…

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…

Chromium’s “Show Url” is the most useless thing I have ever seen in a browser

Every now and then, browser makers make decisions that seem in diametrical opposition to what user's want or expect from a browser. Granted, these companies have lots of Telemetry data that the public does not have access to, and that data may suggest to them that the change makes sense. Google started to hide certain…

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…

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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…

Microsoft’s video chat technology is changing how this hospital fights coronavirus

Video chat is becoming an essential part of medicine during the coronavirus crisis. Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. You can't walk into the intensive care units at St. Luke's University Health Network because of concerns over spreading the novel coronavirus. But if you…

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...

Tesla Claims That The New York Times Was Lying About The Model S Range

So a few days ago there was an article in the New York Times about the new Model S Tesla car you might have...