Wednesday, June 03, 2020

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Upgrade your images with the power of artificial intelligence

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According the legendary writer Arthur C Clarke, "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." There's a lot of magic in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020. It leverages artificial intelligence to deliver exceptional tools that'll enable you to do remarkable things from initial concepts to final output. And it won't break the bank. Work smarter with machine leaning If you've e

Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode

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A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Google is accusing the company of violating federal wiretap laws by tracking users’ online activities even when they’re in Incognito mode. The complaint says the tech giant uses tools like Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, smartphone and PC applications, as well as website plug-ins, to monitor users even if they don’t click on Google-supported ads.

Apple News+ Audio feature might just be a month away

SlashGear / 50min
There are many people who prefer getting their news through their ears but most of the content on the Internet is, more often than not, delivered in written form to be read. There are always screen readers and text-to-speech engines but we’re still far from the ideal of not making them sound artificial (unless that’s actually your thing). Audio content … Continue reading

Morrisons launches vegan essentials food box for home delivery – now has something for everyone

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Morrisons has launched a vegan essentials food box that contains a selection of ingredients and products for £35. Morrisons online might have struggled to meet demand for online food delivery during the pandemic, but the supermarket's food box service continues to be a useful option. Clearly it’s been popular, as Morrisons has slowly expanded its range of food boxes and now offers something for e

Windows 10 adoption recovers from recent blow while Linux blazes full-speed ahead

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Windows 10 is back on the up-and-up in terms of how many users it has, according to the latest figures from one big analytics firm – although it’s Linux which has been making the most headway among desktop operating systems over the last couple of months. In fact, according to the figures from NetMarketShare for May 2020, Linux has hit an all-time high of a 3.17% share, a big leap from two months

How to Audit Your Linux System’s Security with Lynis

How-To Geek / 9min
If you perform a security audit on your Linux computer with Lynis, it will ensure your machine is as protected as it can be. Security is everything for internet-connected devices, so here’s how to make sure yours are safely locked down. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Philips 800 Series OLED TVs offer Ambilight and Dolby Vision from £1,500

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On the hunt for a new OLED TV? Want it to be a bit flashier than the average black rectangle in the corner of your home? Then check out the new Philips 800 Series OLED TVs, set to hit UK stores from July. The OLED805, OLED855 and OLED865 sets (which we previewed earlier this year in Amsterdam), will start at £1,500, and will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes. It's a comprehensive update f

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Review: The (Basically) Perfect Chrome OS Device

How-To Geek / 16min
I’m a longtime Chrome OS user and truly believe it’s a great platform for most “average” users. I also think that everyone should own a Chrome OS device, but up until now it’s been hard to recommend one device to everyone. Not anymore—the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet is that device. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bentley retires its 6.75-liter V8 engine after 61 years of service

SlashGear / 16min
The younger generation might not know it, but Bentley’s 6.75-liter V8 engine is the longest-serving V8 motor in continuous production – until now, that is. The final example of this 6.75-liter engine was recently completed at the Bentley factory in Crewe and is entering retirement after 61 years of glorious service. “Our venerable 6 ¾-liter V8 has powered the flagship … Continue reading

World’s first Microsoft certified 4K Collaboration Display with IoT Hub System – Windows collaboration display from Sharp

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Sharp, a renowned global manufacturer of consumer electronics and provider of business solutions, launches the world’s first Mircosoft certified “Windows collaboration display” ( Model: PN-CD701) . Sharp and Microsoft have collaborated to design and produce a 4K Interactive Screen with built-in 4K camera and IoT (Internet of Things) Hub system. The Windows collaboration display is designed to sup

Sigh Of Relief As Virgin Atlantic Brings Frequent Flyer Program Back Online

View from the Wing / 30min
Virgin Atlantic has been looking for – but hasn’t yet received – a government bailout. They’ve presented themselves as insolvent without one. To conserve cash there are several airline frequent flyer programs that have suspended redemptions, or partner airline redemptions, that would require them to pay out funds. So when Virgin Atlantic’s frequent flyer program went offline due to technology iss

MacBook deals: Save $200 on a brand new Apple Macbook Pro with the latest Amazon sale

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Great MacBook deals have landed this week at Amazon, giving you the chance to save $200 on two great offers in their very latest Apple Sale. The 2020 13-inch 512GB MacBook Pro is available right now for just $1,299 (was $1,499) - the lowest price we've ever seen on this brand new release. Featuring an upgraded 512GB SSD, an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, this smaller 13-inch Macb

Podcast: To beat a pandemic, try prepping for a tsunami

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Deep Tech is a new subscriber-only podcast that brings alive the people and ideas our editors and reporters are thinking about. Episodes are released every two weeks. We’re making this episode—like much of the rest of our coronavirus coverage—free to everyone. “The reality is that there are two ways to look at responding” to a natural disaster, says Linda Kozlowski, a city councillor in Manzanita

Shaquille O'Neal talks about George Floyd, protesting, and demanding justice

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Shaquille O'Neal is best known for being one of the most famous basketball players of all time — but he also has law enforcement training, and a few years ago he was considering running for Sheriff in order to heal the divide between police and the community. In the video above from Jimmy Kimmel Live! , the host asks O'Neal for his perspective on the protests against racism and police brutality c

Best Western Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

40One Mile at a Time / 43min
We’re increasingly seeing travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue during these tough times. In particular, we’ve seen hotel brands sell discounted gift cards for future stays, and we’ve now seen these promotions from Anantara , Belmond , Marriott , Small Luxury Hotels of the World , and more. We can now add another hotel group to the list… Best Western selling gift cards wi

Google Incognito mode is not as private as you might like to think

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Google has been hit with a $5 billion class action lawsuit in relation to its collection of user data via web browsers operating in private mode. Many users consider private or “Incognito” mode a refuge from prying eyes, but Google stands accused of collecting user data irrespective of browser settings. According to the official complaint, the company uses Google Analytics , Google Ad Manager and

Sony Days of Play sale is live: save on PS4 headsets, games, and PS Plus deals this week

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The Sony Days of Play sale is upon us, and with it come plenty of PS4 deals on gaming headsets, games, and PS Plus memberships. That means you can get in the game for less this week, and kit yourself out with everything you need to make the most of the PS4 console generation. With a massive library of exclusive titles, plenty of peripherals and accessories to dig into, and with prices falling fur

Byju’s early learn app now available for kindergarten kids

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Bengaluru based ed-tech startup, Byju’s is now offering early learning programs for kindergarten kids in India. This program aims to provide the kids with a strong head-start in their learning journey. The new early learning program is designed for kids who are aged 4 or 5 years, which is LKG and UKG. It is available in the Byju’s early learn app. This is a first of its kind offering for the litt

C4 Ventures raises $88M fund for post-Series A startups, in a post-COVID19 world

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C4 Ventures, the Paris -based VC, has raised a new €80 million ($88 million) “Fund II”. The fund was founded by Pascal Cagni, a former Europe boss of Apple, and includes cofounder Raph Crouan, another Apple alumni previously with Startupbootcamp and is currently President of La FrenchTech. C4 is designed to be a “post-Series A” fund and normally invests around €3-4 million euros. The new fund is

Forget Dragon, the Falcon 9 rocket is the secret sauce of SpaceX’s success

20Ars Technica / 45min
Enlarge / A Falcon 9 test rocket lifts off of pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on June 4, 2010. (credit: Matt Stroshane/Getty Images) Winds howled across Florida's Space Coast on June 3, 2010, as classic summertime thunderstorms rolled inland off the Atlantic Ocean. The heavens opened up, and torrential rainfall doused some parts of Cape Canaveral with as much as three inches of rain in

The Morning After: Sega's tiny Game Gear Micro appears

37Engadget / 49min
The next step for the retro console craze is here. Sega is celebrating its 60th anniversary with this Game Gear Micro, which is unthinkably small . Of course, if the 1.15-inch screen strains your eyesight then you can always buy a four-pack of the retro handhelds. Sega That’s necessary, since it comes in four colors, each preloaded with a different set of games -- do you want Sonic & Tails , Shin

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe arrives with updated styling and better refinement

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The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is not an all-new model, but it sure looks like it. Hyundai’s redesigned midsize SUV is now brandishing a new fascia, an updated interior, and improved off-road capabilities with its first-ever Terrain Mode selector. “We modernized the new Sante Fe with premium features and appealing aesthetics that are sure to add value,” said SangYup Lee, … Continue reading

Israel’s Team8 raises $104M to make bigger cybersecurity bets

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Team8 , the Israel-based firm founded by a team of intelligence vets and backed by the likes of Intel, Microsoft, Walmart and Cisco to develop and spin out cybersecurity startups, is announcing a step change in its business model that underscores the huge amount of activity we’re seeing these days in the sector. Alongside its studio model, it’s launching a venture capital arm, with the aim of inv

Save on sex toys from Ann Summers

Mashable / 56min
TL;DR: Save up to 30% on lingerie, swimwear, sex toys, and accessories on Ann Summers . Ann Summers has dropped a sale on lingerie, swimwear, sex toys , and accessories, and whilst we're not sure how useful swimwear is right now, we're sure you can find a use for everything else. You can now save up to 30% on a wide range of goodies from Ann Summers, with everything from vibrators to lubricants d

More people are searching how to be a hacker during lockdown

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More and more internet users are searching for and visiting sites concerning hacking and cybercrime , new research has revealed. A report from found that interest in dark web and hacking sites rose during the months of March, April and May 2020 as the coronavirus lockdown took hold around the world. There was also a significant spike in search terms around cybercrime, with the upwar

Protest Photography Safety Tips: Dos and Don'ts, How to Blur Faces, Essential Gear

76Wired / 58min
Here's our guide to taking photos safely at a protest, what not to do, what gear to bring, and how to remove location data and blur faces before uploading to social media.

Our 15 favorite Florida hotels for every type of traveler

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One of the most attractive things about Florida — in addition to its sunny weather — is its diversity of accommodations. From luxe oceanfront resorts to cost-effective barrier island beach cottages to family-friendly complexes in central Florida tied to all the theme park fun, you’ll find something that’s absolutely perfect for you — no matter what type of traveler you are. To help you sort throu

Black Lives Matter: here's how you can help right now

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On May 25, George Floyd was killed when police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes, sparking outrage and protests over police brutality and police killing of black Americans. TechRadar affirms this truth: that Black Lives Matter. We know the protests may bring out confusion and difficult feelings in our readers. We’d like to share resources that may help you better un

US senator urges UK to ban Huawei and co-develop rival 5G technology

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The US is increasing pressure on the UK to ban operators from using Huawei equipment in their 5G networks, arguing that its use could pose a threat to American military interests. Huawei has been frozen out of the US market on national security grounds and Washington is urging its allies to follow suit. The US government has also imposed sanctions on the Chinese firm, most notably banning America

PlayStation Plus memberships just got even cheaper

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TL;DR: A 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus is on sale for £29.85 on ShopTo as of June 3, saving you 40% on list price. It wasn't long ago that annual PlayStation Plus memberships went on sale, and we celebrated the fact that you could have saved 30% on list price. If you didn't quite jump on the deal at the time, you're getting a rare (and even better) second chance, because you can now s

Decoding CPU Reviews: A Beginner’s Guide to Processor Terms

How-To Geek / 1h
CPU reviews are complicated. Before you even get to the performance benchmarks, you have to navigate a maze of terms, like silicon, die, package, IHS, and sTIM. That’s a lot of jargon with little explanation. We’ll define the key parts of a CPU that PC enthusiasts discuss the most. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Robots serve customers at Dutch restaurant as they reopen

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Zoom explains why free users won't get encrypted video calls

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Zoom has confirmed it won’t be offering end-to-end encryption on free accounts. Last week, the company’s security consultant Alex Stamos revealed that plans for tightened security on paying accounts were in the pipeline — today Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has confirmed it. Predictably, the move has stirred a lot of controversy, namely because Yuan has given the impression that in doing so, Zoom wants to k

New iPad Air 2020 could take two of the iPad Pro's best features

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The iPad Air line of devices sits between the entry-level iPad and top-end iPad Pro in terms of price, but a new leak suggests Apple wants its next iPad Air to function a lot more like its iPad Pro devices. This is according to a report from Chinese site MyDrivers , based on insider sources in Apple's manufacturing chain. According to the report, the next-gen iPad Air is set to make two big chang

Fujifilm could be prepping two new X-series cameras – here's what they might be

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Fujifilm has been a pretty prolific camera maker in the last six months, but that doesn't mean its conveyor belt of new models is slowing down – new rumors suggest it'll be launching two more X-series models in the next year. The usually reliable Fuji Rumors has reported that "trusted sources" have revealed Fujifilm will be launching "two more mid-range X-series cameras between now and March 2021

Sega announces ludicrously small Game Gear Micro for its 60th anniversary

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Sega is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Japan by releasing a Game Gear Micro on October 6, a console so small that it barely looks like it will be functional. The palm-sized Game Gear Micro will cost 4,980 yen (around $45 / £35 / AU$65) and comes with a minuscule 1.15 inch screen. It will also be available in a variety of colors, including blue, yellow, red and the standard black. Each color

Keegan-Michael Key lists organizations he's supporting amid the protests

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As protests against racism and police brutality continue to sweep America and the wider world , many people are trying to help in whatever way they can. Actor Keegan-Michael Key, who appeared on The Late Show on Tuesday, spoke to Stephen Colbert about the various causes and organisations he's supporting. "The frustration that people are feeling, the anger that people are feeling, is a manifestati

Hublot's Big Bang e is a smartwatch that costs the same as 13 Apple Watches

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If you're willing to spend a lot of money on a new smartwatch, you may enjoy the newly announced Hublot Big Bang e. It runs Wear OS software and comes with a variety of features that you'd expect from a watch of this type. It has a far higher price than a lot of the other products that sport Google's software. The base version of the Hublot Big Bang e costs $5,200 (about £4,100, AU$7,500) with a

Poco teases launch of the “next Poco for India”

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As an aftereffect of the coronavirus led lockdown and heightened tensions along the Indo-China border, a boycott Chinese products campaign started trending on social media sites. This was further fueled when influencers and celebrities also voiced their opinion around banning Chinese companies or products and promoting homegrown solutions. Technology companies especially Chinese smartphone brands

Free Zoom meetings won't be getting this privacy feature any time soon

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Video conferencing behemoth Zoom has revealed it will not provide certain privacy features to free users in order to better collaborate with law enforcement efforts. As confirmed by Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, the company will not deploy end-to-end encryption on free video calls, which will make it easier for law enforcement to identify individuals guilty of misusing the platform. The measures, the compa

Super Mario 64 PC port is getting HD and upscaling mods

SlashGear / 2h
Like any other company, Nintendo is notorious for sending lawyers after fans that have a more liberal view on what they may or may not do with the company’s treasured IPs (intellectual properties). That’s especially true for fan-made mods, let alone a complete port of a popular game from a console long gone. Now that the cat is out of … Continue reading

Idinvest shares some trends on European consumer tech

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French VC firm Idinvest has compiled some data about the European tech ecosystem. The firm has decided to focus on consumer tech in general, and there are some interesting trends that I’m going to break out here. You can read the full report here . The team has analyzed and surveyed 1,500 companies over multiple months. And Idinvest has identified rising stars in multiple different verticals, suc

5 ways to donate to end police brutality

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If you can't attend protests , open your purse. Protests against police brutality , inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, took place in all 50 states on Tuesday morning. They follow four days of rallies around the country, which started in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer kneeled on his neck for nine minutes while Floyd said he couldn'

Why we can’t count on carbon-sucking farms to slow climate change

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Corporations, politicians, and environmentalists have all embraced carbon farming as the feel-good climate solution of the moment. Several leading Democratic presidential contenders highlighted the potential to alter farming practices to suck up more carbon dioxide in their climate plans. And the presumptive nominee, Joe Biden, declared last summer : “Soil is the next frontier for storing carbon.

Google takes down app that removes Chinese software

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Remove China Apps was developed by an Indian company, amid rising tension between the two nations.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update gets fixed to stop users accidentally deleting files they need

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update has tweaked the way Disk Cleanup works, following user feedback complaining that an earlier change to the feature meant that some folks were accidentally cleaning out and deleting files that they actually wanted. This can all be traced back to a change that Microsoft implemented in the October 2018 Update , whereby the Downloads folder was introduced as one of the optio

AMD continues to steal market share from Intel according to latest Steam survey

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Steam has published the results of its May 2020 Hardware and Software Survey, which compiles information about PC gamers' setups, and the latest results are good news for AMD, and relatively bad news for Intel. The Steam Hardware and Software Survey is updated every month, and while it only contains information from Steam users who have opted in, the fact that the Steam games store is so popular

Google face $5B lawsuit for tracking internet usage

Popular Mechanics / 2h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Google Chrome's next update could transform it into a free PDF editor

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Chrome's next update could effectively turn it into a simple PDF editor, allowing you to complete forms in your browser and then download the edited file, complete with the data you've entered. As Laptop Mag explains, although the current version of Chrome allows you to enter data in PDF forms print the completed document, saving it will erase all the data you'd entered, leaving with you with a b

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 might miss out on Galaxy S20's high-res zoom camera

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Details on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 's cameras haven't been leaked as extensively as other parts of the phone, and it turns out there might be a reason for that - disappointment. A new leak has given us an idea of what the Galaxy Note 20 Plus' cameras might look like in terms of specs, and a big feature from the Galaxy S20 may have been dropped. This leak comes from i ice universe , a prolific

Samsung Is Now Selling Its $1,999 Rotating 'Sero' TV

35How-To Geek / 2h
If you always find yourself thinking, “if only my TV had a portrait mode,” Samsung has the product for you—the $1,999 Sero TV. It can mirror your phone and, in some cases, automatically rotate into a portrait position. The company announced the TV back in January, and you can buy it starting today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Plugable's $15 USB-C Adapters are Portable, Flat, and Handy

How-To Geek / 2h
More and more laptop manufacturers are following Apple’s lead and going all-in on USB-C ports. On the one hand, that’s great because USB-C is the future. On the other hand, what do you do when you need to plug into a monitor with HDMI and DVI, but no USB-C port? Grab a $14.95 Plugable adapter, that’s what. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TAG Heuer's special edition smartwatch is made for the golf course

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In March, TAG Heuer released the third generation of its Connected watches . The gadgets -- which are powered by Google’s Wear OS -- merge smartwatch functionality with the classic style of a chronograph timepiece. The company’s new Connected Golf Edition has a sportier look, with a white strap textured to look like a golf ball contrasted by green stitching. The accompanying TAG Heuer Golf app is

How secure is your online kingdom?

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AD CONTENT FROM DELL Your tight-knit team has built your small business from the ground up. However, sometimes slaying the biggest deals requires venturing beyond the castle walls. Whether your team is pitching ideas remotely or navigating our new WFH world ( video chat-bombing , anyone?), keeping your digital workplace secure is a top priority for today’s small business owners and IT decision ma

Enhance your Instagram posts and Zoom calls with this kit that's on sale

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TL;DR: Video chat for hours without even having to actually hold your phone with the Pictar Video Chat Kit for $94.99, a 26% savings as of June 3. Are you missing your loved ones a little extra hard lately? Whether you live hundreds of miles apart or down the street, the way we connect with friends and family has drastically changed with the pandemic. But the need to keep those groups tight has o

These discounted earplugs protect your hearing without distorting sounds

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TL;DR: Keep your hearing protected with the Eargasm™ high fidelity earplugs for $29.99, a 24% savings as of June 3. We could all take better care of our ears. Especially if you find yourself riding your motorcycle or playing your electric guitar more often these days. Lucky for you, earplugs that protect your hearing from these loud noises have become more sophisticated. Exhibit A: the Eargasm Hi

Get 11 game-changing Mac apps on sale for just $60

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TL;DR: Upgrade your remote work life with The Limited Edition Mac Bundle for $59.99, a 94% savings as of June 3. Your Mac is great. But it could be even better, right? May we humbly suggest: apps. From saving you time and effort and boosting your productivity to optimizing your internet connection and keeping your data secure, premium Mac apps can be major game-changers while working from home. T

This Swiss VPN offers a lot of protection for free

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to ProtonVPN is on sale for $3.67 per month as of June 3, saving you 33% on list price. There are absolutely tons of VPN providers out there, and they all try to secure your subscription with cheap deals. It's still rare to see genuinely free services though, and if you can find one, it's probably lacking in features. ProtonVPN is one of the few providers to offer a

iOS 14 may introduce a new translation feature to your iPhone

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An early build of the upcoming iOS 14 update has shown off one of the core features you can expect it to bring to your iPhone later in the year. According to software seen by 9to5Mac , Apple is including a built-in translator within the Safari app. That'll allow you to translate a page within the web browser without using a third-party app. 9to5Mac also found the translation option was being test

A few Nintendo Labo kits drop to $20 each on Best Buy

42Engadget / 3h
If you, or more likely your children, are looking for a way to mix up your gaming while you’re home social distancing, you may be interested in two deals Best Buy is offering on Nintendo Labo gear. Today, the Labo Toy-Con VR kit and blaster are on sale for $20, down from $40. The Toy-Con vehicle kit is also on sale for $20, down from $70. Buy Labo Starter Kit at Best Buy - $20 When Nintendo intro

Google Cloud signs major UK government deal

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The UK government has announced a partnership with Google Cloud that should see public sector organisations of all sizes benefit from new technologies. The deal is helped at improving the access to areas such as cloud computing among the country's public sector agencies, many of whom are still struggling with their digital transformation journeys. The likes of local councils, public broadcasters,

This is where you’ll find the cleanest air on Earth

Popular Mechanics / 3h
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Best images of the historic SpaceX launch

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LG offers free 7-day trial on the G8X Dual Screen in India

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LG has launched a new ‘Try&Buy’ campaign for its flagship G8X Dual Screen smartphone in India. The new promotional campaign will allow users to try out the device for a period of 7 days. Users can either buy the phone at the end of the trial period or choose to return the device. The offer, which runs till June 14, is available only in select states. The offer is available for all Indian consumer

AMD chief: It is a very exciting time to be in high-performace computing market

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su said that it is a "very exciting time" to be in the high-performance computing market. Speaking at the "Masters of Leadership Series” webcast, organised by Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Consumer Technology Association, she said that Covid19 has seen difficult times across the world but what has helped is the power of com

New York delays contactless subway payments until December

74Engadget / 4h
The One Metro New York (OMNY) system was supposed to be available across NYC’s entire subway system by October, but coronavirus-related concerns forced the local government to halt its installation. According to The Wall Street Journal , the MTA had to suspend the installation of OMNY’s digital readers out of concern that workers could become infected by the virus. While work on the contactless p

Zoom is making tons of money right now, despite all of its problems

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Many businesses were brought to their knees by the coronavirus pandemic, which left millions of people across the world in lockdown, out of a job, or both. But videoconferencing company Zoom is doing great. On Tuesday, Zoom released its earnings report for the quarter ending April 30, and the results are stellar. Revenue was $328.2 million, up 169% year-over-year, and net income was $27 million,

Wireless earbuds drive wearables growth in India

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While the entire country has been struggling with the coronavirus-led lockdown and businesses have been staring at a steep downward trend, the wearable market in the country has shown a sliver of hope. According to IDC’s latest report , wearables in India registered an 80% year on year growth with a shipment of over 4.2 million units in the first quarter of 2020. IDC notes that this growth is mai

Oppo Find X2 series to launch in India on June 17

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Oppo’s X2 series will make its India debut this month. The company will unveil its Find X2 series smartphones, the X2 and X2 Pro in India on June 17. The company has announced the launch date of the new smartphones on Twitter and the Amazon teaser page for the same is also now live. The teaser page on the e-commerce site also revealed several details of the upcoming devices. The Oppo Find X2 and

Sega announces ludicrously small Game Gear Micro for its 60th anniversary

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Sega is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Japan by releasing a Game Gear Micro on October 6, a console so small that it barely looks like it will be functional. The palm-sized Game Gear Micro will cost 4,980 yen (around $45 / £35 / AU$65) and comes with a minuscule 1.15 inch screen. It will also be available in a variety of colors, including blue, yellow, red and the standard black. Each color

OK Beeb: BBC voice assistant will learn regional accents

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A male northern voice is the BBC's initial choice for its voice assistant, in the testing phase.

Motorola Razr now available in gold colour on Flipkart

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The Motorola Razr is now available in a striking Gold colourway starting today on Flipkart. Motorola debuted the Razr with just the single Black colour option in India. The Gold colour option was available in other regions including the US. The Motorola Razr is a competitor to the Galaxy Z Flip and even though it doesn’t offer the high-end internals available in the former, it has the oomph facto

Facebook, Saregama strike global deal

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There are over 280 million Facebook users in India alone, making it the leading country in terms of Facebook audience size. No wonder then, Facebook views Indian market with a lot of seriousness and sincerity. Facebook recently committed $5.5 billion for a deal with Jio Platforms. And last year, Facebook had inked deals with three of India's top music labels --- T-Series, Zee Music Company, and Y

Sega's Game Gear Micro lives up to its name with a 1.15-inch screen

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So what’s the next step after mini retro consoles? Apparently, Micro. For its 60th anniversary, Sega just unveiled this teeny tiny portable gaming machine , the Game Gear Micro. For reasons unknown to me, Sega has taken this shrunken down system to a size we’ve rarely seen before, capable of running on power from two AAA batteries or a USB connection. It’s available in four colors, and each color

Realme plans to launch a 55-inch LED TV in India

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Riding on the initial success of its 32-inch and 43-inch smart LED TVs, Realme has announced that the company will introduce another TV in the Indian market. The company now aims at the premium LED TV category and is getting ready to launch a 55-inch LED TV. Realme’s CEO, Madhav Sheth, in an interview with IANS, announced the plans of expanding the company’s smart TV portfolio without revealing d

Why is there emotional disconnect with office technology?

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As consumers, we’re always chasing the latest tech trends, gadgets and innovations. From new tablets and hardware to social media and the latest apps, many of us jump at the chance to adopt the latest technology. Half of worldwide tech growth can be attributed to the demand for emerging innovation, whether that’s IoT-powered gadgets, digital assistants, or new immersive technologies, such as AR a

Is your boss spying on you as you work from home?

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Demand for software to monitor employees has surged in the US in recent weeks.

Google in $5bn lawsuit for tracking in 'private' mode

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The search engine giant says it is upfront about what data is collected when users browse incognito.

Powering the energy transition with digital talent

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Technology is moving rapidly, driven by innovation and accelerated by consumer experience and demand. The energy sector is no exception. The industry is facing an additional challenge: meeting the world’s energy needs while reducing carbon emissions. But how? One answer is through digital transformation . Driven by a need to change, many energy companies have publicly committed to reinvention, us

Vivo Y30 and Y50 to launch in India soon, price hinted

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Vivo will be soon adding a couple of new Y series devices in India dubbed Vivo Y30 and Y50. Currently, the Vivo Y series consists of over a dozen smartphones. Vivo’s Y series range consists of smartphone from budget to mid-range segment and generally fall under sub Rs 20,000 price segment. The upcoming Vivo Y30 an Y50 is also expected to be in the same segment. As per the report from, 91mobiles ,

Sega Game Gear Micro is the oddest retro mini console yet

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There doesn’t seem to be an end to the nostalgia money grabs known as retro consoles, at least until with run out of old consoles to revive. Almost all of these new-old consoles shrink their hulking originals to a more and almost literally handy size. But what if the original was already small to begin with? What you get is … Continue reading

LanzaJet launches to make renewable jet fuel a reality

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Over a fifteen year stretch, LanzaTech has developed technologies that can turn carbon emissions into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Today, the company announced the spinout of LanzaJet alongside its corporate partners Mitsui , Suncor , and All Nippon Airways , to bring sustainable aviation fuel to the commercial market. The new company has launched with commitments from the Jap

Facebook floats 'Jaadhu Holdings' to do business with Jio

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Jaadhu , in Hindi, means magic. Well, that is what Facebook probably hopes to create with its $5.7 billion (Rs 43,573 crore) investment in Reliance Jio Platforms for a 9.99% stake. Jaadhu Holdings, as it happens, is the name of the new company that Facebook has incorporated for its deal with Jio Platforms. Jaadhu Holdings is the one that will acquire a minority, non-controlling share in Jio Platf

Facebook strikes global licensing deal with Indian music label Saregama

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Facebook said on Wednesday it has entered into a global deal with Saregama, one of India’s oldest and largest music labels, to license its music for video and other social experiences across its eponymous service and Instagram. The partnership, which comes weeks after Swedish music giant Spotify also signed a deal with Saregama , will allow users to choose from a wide variety of music to add to t

Amazfit Bip S with up to 40 days battery, built-in GPS launched in India

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Amazfit Bip S smartwatch has been launched in India today. The Bip S is yet another budget smartwatch from Huami after the Bip and Bip Lite. The Amazfit Bip S is rated 5ATM water resistance meaning it can survive in rains and gym sessions. The company claims a battery life of 40 days which is quite exceptional for a smartwatch. Best smartwatch May 2020: The top smartwatches available in India The

After Mitron, Google pulls the plug on 'Remove China Apps' from Play Store

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A few hours after removing the Mitron App from Play Store for violating its spam and minimum functionality policy, Google has cracked down on India's top-trending 'Remove China Apps' mobile app. Google cited a violation of its ' Deceptive Behaviour Policy ' as a reason for its removal. The app, developed by a Jaipur-based start-up OneTouchAppLabs, the Remove China app has been downloaded more tha

BBC Beeb voice assistant is built to understand different UK accents

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The British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC may be best known for being, well, a broadcasting company but it actually has left very important legacies in the tech industry today. The BBC Micro in the 80s, for example, is one of history’s most important early computers, one that eventually inspired the Raspberry Pi that, in turn, created the single-board computer (SBC) … Continue reading

What's on TV this week: 'Jaws' 4K, Bruce Lee and 'The Outer Worlds'

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This week, after the launch of Valorant on PC, gamers can get a taste of The Outer Worlds on Switch as well as new eco-friendly DLC for The Sims 4 . While Outer Worlds was slightly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a port is ready to go this week for Nintendo’s convertible console. Now that HBO Max is live its series are continuing to roll out new episodes but most of the interesting stuff

These are the cheapest 1TB SSDs on the planet

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Head over to Amazon to get your hands on the cheapest 1TB solid state drives in the world at the time of writing. All four SSDs are available at only $92.99 (roughly £75/AU$135), with free delivery in the US - although international customers will incur additional shipping and import charges. They are all standard SATA 2.5-inch SSDs with 3D NAND chips (rather than QLC) and most likely use a varia

Google Chromecast 2020 will have a remote, if these photos are accurate

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Reports began circulating earlier this year about a new Google Chromecast device with a remote and Android TV built-in, and now, new photos have emerged today that seem to corroborate those reports. The images in question come from XDA and XDA Recognized Developer deadman96385 who found an ‘out-of-box experience’ video for the device (codenamed Sabrina) in a pre-release Chromecast firmware build.

Billions will be spent on video conferencing in 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased adoption of video conferencing software and services and the latest forecast from Gartner predicts that global end-user spending on cloud-based web conferencing solutions will grow by 24.3 percent in 2020. The video conferencing user base will continue to expand throughout this year though the research and advisory firm believes growth will taper off

My Science Project, a Big Middle Finger, and Me

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A middle finger coming out of the trunk of a car. That was literally my only memory of the 1985 sci-fi comedy My Science Project . For some reason—probably because I was very young when I first saw it—that image burned itself into my brain and for decades it was the only thing I’d associate with the film. Not the… Read more...

When coronavirus masks become 'I can't breathe' protest signs

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Before George Floyd died while a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, he rasped "I can't breathe." It was the same gut-wrenching phrase uttered by Eric Garner when a New York cop had him in a chokehold before he died in 2014. Since then it has been a constant rallying cry at Black Lives Matter and police brutality protests. It's come to represent how suffocating it can be to

Nest Aware subscribers get free Nest Hub offer, codes finally working

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During these weeks or even months of practically being forced to stay at home, it’s not unusual for companies to offer some free or extended trial period to customers to do their part in keeping them sane and healthy. Google, however, seemed to have gone over and beyond by offering free devices instead, like free Nest Mini speakers to YouTube … Continue reading

Expand your smart home ecosystem with the Echo Show 5 and save AU$50

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Smart displays have been around for a while now – since being introduced to the market in 2015, their popularity has soared and you can find them in households across our nation as we progress into the age of tech-driven home ecosystems. Amazon, a major player in the smart home game, has continually produced smart speakers which have been favoured by tech enthusiasts. If you’re interested in purc

Workforce training app developer Poka adds strategic investor Schneider Electric

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Poka , a workforce training app and software service for industrial companies, has added SE Ventures, the venture capital arm of the European energy and automation conglomerate Schneider Electric to its roster of backers. The company has raised over $23 million in funding so far for its application and software services package that provides training and tips for workers on the factory floor. The

iOS 14 Safari to get built-in translation, better Apple Pencil support

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The Internet has made the world a smaller place but, unless you’ve taken time to learn multiple languages, chances are you’ll come across pages that are incomprehensible to you. Translation tools and browser add-ons do exist, of course, but, in typical Apple fashion, Safari will soon have the ability to translate a page without requiring an extra package or, worse, … Continue reading

Honor Play 4 will be able to take someone’s temperature using infrared

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Although it’s a symptom for many things, higher than normal temperatures have recently been regarded as one of the signs of a potential COVID-19 infection. That has given rise to a surge in demand and the consequent lack in supply for no-contact thermal readers and scanners. Those devices have mostly been distributed to companies and public locations but Honor is … Continue reading

Facebook and PayPal invest in Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant GoJek

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Facebook and PayPal have made investments in GoJek, joining Google and Tencent among other high-profile technology firms that have backed the five-year-old Southeast Asian ride-hailing startup that also offers food delivery and mobile payments. Facebook, for which it is the first investment in an Indonesia-based firm, and PayPal did not disclose the size of their checks. GoJek told TechCrunch tha

Motorola Edge+ cameras do decently well in DxOMark’s tests

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For the first time in a long while, Motorola has finally put out a premium flagship to compete on the high-end market. It is asking for quite a lot of faith and trust in the brand given its immediately high price. Some might be disappointed in that fact alone while other bemoan its Verizon exclusivity. Those that will be able … Continue reading

'Cyberpunk 2077' Night City Wire livestream delayed to June 25th

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The Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire livestream will now occur June 25th in light of recent anti-racism protests. Scheduled as part of Summer Game Fest , the event was originally set for June 11th and would have given fans a new look at CD Projekt Red’s forthcoming RPG. We decided to move Night City Wire to Jun 25th. We still look forward to sharing new information about CP’77, but more important d

Google pulls ‘Remove China Apps’ from Play Store

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Remove China Apps, an app that gained popularity in India in recent weeks and did exactly what its name suggests, has been pulled from the Play Store. The top trending app in India, which was downloaded more than 5 million times since late May and enabled users to detect and easily delete apps developed by Chinese firms, was pulled from Android’s marquee app store for violating Google Play Store’

The Great Instagram Blackout

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We have mixed feelings about #BlackoutTuesday, too.

Hublot Big Bang e is a Wear OS smartwatch you can’t even afford

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There are always expensive smartwatches but there also very expensive smartwatches. Unlike Apple’s wearables that have a more or less consistent price tag, Wear OS smartwatches run the gamut of tiers, styles, and prices. That variety has been even more apparent when fashion marques and luxury watch brands practically took over but Hublot’s latest timepiece makes a very poor case … Continue readin

Major Fortnite leak spurs SpongeBob crossover fan theory

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It’s clear at this point that Epic is willing to add pop culture references to its hit battle royale game, some of which have been as minor as a red balloon coming out of a sewer and others, like the Star Wars crossover late last year, that have been massive. Fans have speculated about whether we’ll see an Aquaman skin … Continue reading

The Five Best VPNs, According to Our Readers

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In the United States your online data privacy is always at risk, and because at any point lawmakers could vote to surrender your browsing history to the FBI, now is the time to start using a VPN—a virtual private network that conceals your IP address from unwanted spectators including your internet service provider… Read more...

The Best Laptop Cooling Pads to Beat the Heat

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Laptops are a man’s portable best friend, but they can get pretty heated when you’re trying to push them outside of their comfort zone. Enter: laptop cooling pads. Read more...

What It’s Like Flying To China In The Era Of Coronavirus (Incredible, Photos)

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The country is especially cautious letting people in, because that risks re-igniting the virus. However there are Chinese nationals looking to return home. This is the story of what it's like to fly today from Los Angeles to Beijing. Except you can't actually fly to Beijing. Air China's CA988 has actually been landing in neighboring provinces - either Shijiazhuang or Tianjin - for quarantine. Thi

Bird shuts down Circ operations in Middle East, scraps as many as 10,000 scooters

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Bird has shut down scooter sharing in several cities in the Middle East, an operation that was managed by Circ, the micromobility startup it acquired in January. About 100 Circ employees have been laid off and as many as 10,000 Circ scooters have been sent to a third-party UAE-based company for recycling, according to multiple industry and company sources who asked not to be named because they we

Suit Claims Google’s Tracking Violates Federal Wiretap Law

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The complaint said Google tracked and collected users’ browsing history even if they took steps to maintain their privacy.

China’s huge FAST telescope will soon search for intelligent aliens

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Chinese state media has announced that the nation will launch its FAST alien-hunting mission later this year. The effort will involve China’s 500m Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), which wrapped up construction in 2016 and went operational back in January after years of testing. China has an ambitious goal — it wants to find intelligent extraterrestrial life, not just evidence of … Continue re

Influencers Reemerge, Worse Than Ever

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A Santa Monica area influencer was caught borrowing a worker’s drill to stage a photo-op outside a boarded-up shop damaged by the previous night’s looting. Toting a photographer/boyfriend, the woman hands the drill back to a worker and climbs into a Mercedes-Benz and scurries away, pronouncing “Good job, guys, BLM!” Read more...

Fossilized Stomach Contents of Armored Dinosaur Reveal Its Last Meal

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A 110-million-year-old fossil found nine years ago at an open pit mine in Alberta is providing fascinating new details about the dietary habits of plant-eating armored dinosaurs and the environments in which they lived. Read more...