Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Sony's new 4K TVs have some premium features, but why do certain sizes miss out?

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After a new 4K TV ? There are plenty of new Sony TVs releasing for 2020 – though it’s clear that, if you’re buying at the flagship 55-inch size, you could miss out on some premium features. We now have confirmation that the Sony XH90 is releasing before the end of May, with a retail price starting at £1,299 / $1,199 for the 55-inch model. That puts it just below the fancier XH95 – which sports a

Apple MacBook deals can save you up to £300 in massive sales this week

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Take advantage of this week's impressive MacBook deals with one of these fantastic Pro laptops, now reduced by as much as £300. You'll find these savings at both Very and Currys right now, meaning you can also grab free delivery (next day in certain Currys offers). The cheapest model on offer in this week's MacBook deals is the 13-inch MacBook Pro with 128GB of storage space. That's sitting at ju

Get free fitness gadgets when you buy a Mirror with this code

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Microsoft Will Merge UWP and Win32 Apps With Project Reunion

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Windows 10 is fragmented between new Univeral Windows Platform (UWP) apps and classic desktop (Win32) apps. At Build 2020, Microsoft announced Project Reunion to help fix that, merging the two platforms and helping fix the mistakes of the Windows 8 past. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Windows 10 Is Getting Graphical Linux Apps With GPU Support

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Windows 10’s Windows Subsystem for Linux is already extremely powerful, even including a built-in Linux kernel with WSL 2.0. Now, Microsoft is making it even more powerful, enabling graphical Linux desktop applications and GPU hardware acceleration support. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Windows 10’s PowerToys Get a Launcher and Keyboard Remapper

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We love Microsoft’s PowerToys, a free, and open-source collection of useful utilities for Windows 10. With the release of PowerToys 0.18 today, Microsoft is adding a “PowerToys Run” application launcher and a keyboard shortcut manager. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Edge Is Getting a Web Search Sidebar

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Wouldn’t it be great to search for something from the current web page without opening yet another browser tab? Microsoft will soon add a sidebar search feature to Edge, making web searches even better—especially on widescreen displays. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Wants You to Lovingly Squeeze Your Headphone Cable

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Google likes to squeeze stuff. The Pixel line of smartphones has featured a “squeeze to activate” function for a few years, and apparently the company is looking to expand that gesture to accessories. A video of an experimental touch-sensitive braid, posted by Google researcher Alex Olwal and applied to a USB-C headphone cable, shows some unconventional accessory input. Read This Article on Revie

OnePlus 8 Pro Color Filter “x-ray” camera disabled with new update

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So you’ve got four cameras at the back of your OnePlus 8 Pro, one of which the company calls a Photochome Camera. This is also known as a Color Filter Camera, and it’s not usually utilized when you’re taking your average, everyday photos. This is probably for the best, as this week OnePlus announced that they’ll be “temporarily” disabling the … Continue reading

Mesh WiFi routers are on sale at Best Buy to help your WFH situation

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TL;DR: TP-Link and eero mesh WiFi systems are on sale at Best Buy — save up to $100. Home improvement has been a major theme of this time at home for many of us (that is, the ones lucky enough to have the time, or even to be at home). And that can include finally making the switch to a more reliable internet setup. Mesh WiFi systems are the best medicine for homes where the signal gets worse with

Decrypted: No warrants for web data, UK grid cyberattack, CyberArk buys Idaptive

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One vote. That’s all it needed for a bipartisan Senate amendment to pass that would have stopped federal authorities from further accessing millions of Americans’ browsing records. But it didn’t . One Republican was in quarantine, another was AWOL. Two Democratic senators — including former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — were nowhere to be seen and neither returned a request for comment. I

Apple TV Plus may soon stream classic TV shows and movies

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Apple TV Plus may soon start streaming older TV shows and movies, according to a new report. Bloomberg says Apple has licensed some shows and movies as part of private conversations it's had with Hollywood content owners. Apple TV Plus launched in November, and it's been built entirely on original programming. This would represent a change in direction for Apple – but not an unwelcome one. Bloomb

Early Memorial Day deal at Dell: the XPS 13 laptop is on sale for $799.99

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Memorial Day 2020 is just around the corner, and Dell is giving us a sneak peek with an early deal on the best-selling XPS 13 laptop. For a limited time, you can get the Dell XPS 13 on sale for just $799.99 . That's a $50 discount and a fantastic price for a powerful touch-screen laptop. The Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge touch display and packs 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and a 10th Ge

OnePlus Is Temporarily Disabling the OP8 Pro's 'X-Ray' Color Filter

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After some users expressed concerns that the OnePlus 8 Pro’s Photochrom camera filter could pose privacy issues, OnePlus announced that it will temporarily disable the filter while it figures out a way to address the situation. Read more...

Apple Glass price and tech leak for AR smart glasses

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Apple’s augmented reality glasses will be called the Apple Glass and be considerably more affordable in their first generation than might have been expected, a new leak claims, though don’t expect to be wearing them for a while yet. Long-rumored, the smart glasses would arguably be Apple’s biggest new product launch since the Apple Watch. That’s meant there’s an unsurprisingly … Continue reading

Amex Appears To Have A New Four Credit Card Limit

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All the major card issuers have different restrictions when it comes to approving people for new cards. This is to limit their exposure, encourage profitable behavior, etc. In light of the current situation we’re seeing banks largely tighten up credit, so we’ve seen some new restrictions added. It looks like Amex may have just added one such restriction. Amex’s new four credit card limit For a wh

Extra Crunch Live: Join Alexia and Niko Bonatsos for a Q&A today at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT

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The Extra Crunch Live series continues today with two venture capitalists: Alexia and Niko Bonatsos . The two investors don’t work for the same firm, but they each have an interesting perspective on the world of investing. Alexia is a former journalist — and a former co-editor of TechCrunch — who now runs Dream Machine , her own venture capital fund. In contrast, Niko has worked for General Catal

Tuesday's Best Deals: Kitchen Aid Mixer, West Bend Espresso Maker, Hunter Boots, Playstation Plus, Ring Spotlight, It Cosmetics Sale, and More

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A RoboVa c, an It Cosmetics sale , a Kitchen Aid blender , a subscription to NordVPN , a retro mini-fridge , an Everlane sale , and Hunter boots round out Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

This Video Chat Prediction From 1918 Was So Much Cooler Than Zoom

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People living in the year 2020 have plenty of options for talking over video chat: Skype, FaceTime, Facebook Portal, and perhaps the most popular video app of our pandemic era, Zoom. But none of them look nearly as cool as this idea published in a tech magazine from 1918, a time when radio broadcasting was in its… Read more...

Bevy.com raises $15M to power virtual events and community

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This might seem like the worst time to be building an event software business, but it seems to be working for Bevy.com, which just announced that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO Derek Andersen explained that the company had already started moving into virtual events when the conference business ground to a halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s seen deman

Take our gaming survey to help out Ars

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Enlarge / I would totally drop a quarter in whatever this is. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Gamers of Ars, we’ve got a small side quest for you today! Before diving back into your favorite loot‘n’shoot, would you help us demonstrate to the gaming industry—and to the LVL40 bosses at Condé Nast—that Ars Technica is home to a serious gaming community? Gaming companies love to spend their marketing budgets

SpaceX Is Setting Up Crew Dragon For Its First Human Spaceflight

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Ready for Launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule just arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center ahead of its first crewed test flight dubbed Demo-2 on May 27. If everything goes according to plan, the spacecraft will make history as the first US vessel to transport astronauts to the International Space Station from American soil since NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011. Since then, the US has been

Snag $100 off Apple's compact Homepod speaker

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TL;DR: Experience amazing sound with an Apple HomePod for $199.99, a $100 savings as of May 19. Having a compact portable speaker is great and all, but having a compact portable speaker that can adjust its own sound depending on where you take it is even better. Apple's Homepod is the first speaker that tunes itself. Using spatial awareness, it recognizes the dimensions of its location and adjust

Why the U.S. Is Betting It All on the Most Puzzling Particle in the Universe

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Nearly 14 billion years ago, a universe appeared in an unthinkably high-energy blast. Particles started to materialize out of that energy, as did their antiparticles, which are kind of like evil twins, a mirror image with the opposite electric charge. Each and every particle had an antiparticle, scientists believe,… Read more...

Holding the World’s Breath at 11,135 Feet

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MAUNA LOA OBSERVATORY, HAWAII— There are just a few moments from my past that, having left an indelible mark on my life, I can now return to in an instant. My first dance at my wedding to “I Only Have Eyes for You.” The phone call I received, as I dressed to go to work, telling me my mother had died. Opening my… Read more...

Get a year of PlayStation Plus for almost half off

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TL;DR: As of May 19, you can get a year of PlayStation Plus for almost half-off the usual price on eBay, just $35.99. Sometimes playing video games by yourself just doesn't quite cut it — bringing some of your buddies into the mix can do wonders for your boredom. Unfortunately, it isn't free to do that. We know, it's a bummer, but that doesn't mean you have to pay full price. Right now you can ge

Following multiple scandals including Luckin Coffee, Nasdaq ready to tighten rules on IPO listings

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Chinese stocks have seen the highest highs and the lowest lows in recent weeks. While the country suffered the first economic shocks of the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China’s aggressive containment strategy has allowed the country to reopen in recent weeks, sending stocks at least temporarily to multi-year highs . Yet, those bold numbers aren’t always what they seem. Multiple sca

The Last of Us Part II is getting an impressive PS4 Pro bundle

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The Last of Us Part II is undoubtedly the biggest game of the year for Sony and the PlayStation brand, so it should be no surprise that Sony has cooked up a limited edition PS4 Pro bundle to coincide with the game’s release. Sony didn’t stop at just the PS4 Pro bundle, though, as it’ll have a number of The … Continue reading

Can The Last of Us 2 PS4 Pro bundle tempt you away from the PS5?

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We’re getting closer to the launch of The Last of 2 on June 19, but Sony is hoping it can shift a few more PS4 Pro consoles before the PS5 releases. The ornately engraved The Last of Us 2 PS4 Pro features Ellie's tattoo design, comes in a customized matte finish, and includes a limited edition DualShock 4 controlle r. You also get a physical copy of The Last of Part 2, as well as a code to redeem

Netflix’s 'Have a Good Trip' Celebrates Psychedelics

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Director Donick Cary discusses how he brought celebrities' internal experiences with acid, mushrooms, peyote, and ayahuasca to vivid life.

Dell’s latest business laptops combine raw power with portability to help remote working

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Dell Technologies has revealed its latest fleet of business laptops designed expressly to support the needs of remote workers. The Latitude 9000 range features enhanced video conferencing facilities, extended battery life, a medley of ports and, for users that require extra firepower, can be fitted with a 10th Gen Intel vPro processor. The company has also re-engineered its Precision portfolio -

Samsung’s card-sized T7 SSD goes on sale starting at $110

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Want a business card-sized SSD, but don’t have the cash or need for fingerprint security? Samsung has you covered. Following its reveal at CES (gosh, that feels so long ago), the T7 SSD is now available to purchase. The drive can be picked up for $110 (500GB), $200 (1TB) or $370 (2TB), which is a fair bit cheaper than its fingerprint sensor-touting sibling . You also get to pick between three col

How The Original US Airlines Were Like DoorDash

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In the early days of US civil aviation the largest airline customer was the federal government in the form of the US Postal Service. The 1925 Kelly Act authorized the Postal Service to contract with private airlines to carry the mail. Often priced to the customer by the piece regardless of weight, while the government paid the airlines based on weight. So airlines mailed bricks and other large ob

Explore the Depths of YouTube With This Site

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Have you ever gotten to the point where you feel like you’ve already read, watched and/or listened to everything on the internet? Are your go-to sites no longer cutting it? Do you long to see what else is out there in a way that is anything but curated? If so, you may want to check out Astronaut.io . Read more...

Why Everyone Won't Stop Talking About PS5 and Xbox Series X Storage

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Now that we know the full specs of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, there’s not much to differentiate them at the hardware level. Both sport custom AMD GPUs based on its RDNA2 architecture. Both are ray tracing capable. Both have roughly the same amount of TFLOPS, and the amount of CU graphic cores and operating frequency… Read more...

Watch a Boston Dynamics robot herd sheep in New Zealand

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To prove just how useful Spot, Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot dog, can be, the New Zealand-based robotics company Rocos shared a video of Spot herding sheep across grassy pastures. This is the kind of work Rocos hopes to do as part of a partnership, announced today, with Boston Dynamics . Rocos plans to develop a system that will remotely manage Spot and automate fleets so that they can funct

OnePlus 8 Pro colour filter camera to be disabled - a matter of privacy

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Update (May 19): OnePlus has confirmed that the camera will only be disabled for the Chinese users and not for global users. In an unsurprising turn of events, OnePlus will be disabling the colour filter camera on the 8 Pro via an OTA update this week, addressing the privacy issues that were raised by the early users. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a quad-camera setup, with three lenses at different focal

Popping the hood on Vroom’s IPO filing

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Yesterday afternoon, Vroom , an online car buying service, filed to go public . Based on its SEC filing, Vroom is a highly-successful private company in fundraising terms that has attracted over $700 million during its life as a startup. T. Rowe Price, AutoNation, Durable Capital

Why the U.S. Is Betting It All on the Most Puzzling Particle in the Universe

500+Gizmodo / 12h
Nearly 14 billion years ago, a universe appeared in an unthinkably high-energy blast. Particles started to materialize out of that energy, as did their antiparticles, which are kind of like evil twins, a mirror image with the opposite electric charge. Each and every particle had an antiparticle, scientists believe,… Read more...

Apple Glasses leak gives us a new name, price and moving-target launch date

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Apple AR glasses are one of those tech products that we’ve been hearing rumors about for years, but now we’ve had the biggest leak yet, one that may have revealed almost everything about them. The Apple AR glasses will