Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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US & Canada Border Closure To Be Extended

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The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21. Up until now the border has been closed for non-essential travel through September 21. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but it is now being reported that this will be extended by an additional month, through October 21, 2020. As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has described the closure:

Apple surprised iPhone users with a next-day iOS 14 release. App developers are pissed.

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Best microSD cards in 2020: top flash memory for drones, cameras and more

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Secure your digital data with the best microSD cards that don't cost an arm and a leg.

How to Set Up Sleep Tracking on Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 6min
Sleep tracking is natively available on all Apple Watches Series 3 and newer. It’s an automatic feature that tracks data when you go to bed while wearing the smartwatch, but you do have to set it up. Here’s how to configure sleep tracking on your Apple Watch. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Get Started Running Servers on Google Cloud Platform

How-To Geek / 6min
Google Cloud Platform’s Compute Engine works very similarly to AWS’s EC2 platform, allowing you to launch and run cloud servers very quickly. We’ll show how to get started and get a server up and running if you’re new to the platform. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The 10 Best Xbox Game Pass Games to Play on Android

How-To Geek / 6min
This week, Microsoft’s xCloud experiment bears fruit. If you’re have a Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you can stream 150 games from the Xbox One library to your phone with no extra charge or limits on play time. It’s a welcome addition to an already valuable subscription. And that’s before the EA Play games come along, too! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Volocopter kicks off presales for its first air taxi flights — with a wait time of 2-3 years

TechCrunch / 8min
If your sad-faced technology mantra is ‘we were promised flying cars and all we got were these shitty Internet trolls’ never fear, Berlin-based autonomous air mobility startup, Volocopter, wants to revive your sci-fi dreams. It’s just kicked off presales for trips in its forthcoming electric air taxi service, VoloCity — albeit, there’s no date on when exactly (or where) the commercial service wil

Pure Storage acquires data service platform Portworx for $370M

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Pure Storage , the public enterprise data storage company, today announced that it has acquired Portworx , a well-funded startup that provides a cloud-native storage and data-management platform based on Kubernetes, for $370 million in cash. This marks Pure Storage’s largest acquisition to date and shows how important this market for multi-cloud data services has become. Current Portworx enterpri

Apple A14 Bionic

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The new iPad Air is the first product to be powered by the new chipset. It will also feature on the upcoming iPhone 12.


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Our evaluation covers everything you need to know about the program’s courses and unique pricing structure.

Southwest Airlines CEO says Miami push part of long-term strategy, not ‘pandemic play’

The Points Guy / 10min
Southwest Airlines is betting that it can grow out of the coronavirus pandemic as it has nearly every past economic crisis since its first flight took off from Dallas Love Field in 1971. No new destination is more emblematic of that expansionist mindset than its plan to add Miami (MIA) by the end of the year. A major international gateway, the airport is South Florida’s equivalent of Boston Logan

Amazon match Apple's MacBook Air deals with $100 discount

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Apple's Education store has been offering some excellent MacBook Air deals recently, but if you don't qualify for the discount you can still get involved.

NVIDIA RTX 3080 review: A huge leap for 4K gaming and ray tracing

61Engadget / 27min
NVIDIA spent the past two years selling the idea of real-time ray tracing . And I mean, really selling it. There was the slick Star Wars demo that showed where the technology could lead. There were partnerships with EA to bring it to games like Battlefield V . But there was also a big problem: Ray tracing is a serious resource hog, even with the top of the line RTX 2080 Ti . (Just ask anyone who’

Why Are 2 Million People Still Getting Netflix DVDs by Mail?

100+Wired / 29min
The company still gets a healthy slice of revenue from disc rentals—but the service has suffered as a result of the pandemic.

Ethical Tech Starts With Addressing Ethical Debt

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The rise of “zoombombing” is just the latest example of why developers need to plan for harmful misuses as much as potential costly bugs.

The Nvidia RTX 3080 Finally Makes 4K Gaming a Reality

Gizmodo / 30min
The RTX 3080 is Nvidia’s newest flagship graphics card, and it’s a Beast with a capital B. The company formally announced the RTX 30-series earlier this month, including the yet to be released RTX 3070 and RTX 3090. The 3080 is the first of the three cards I’ve gotten my hands on, and I’m stunned by the sheer power of… Read more...

Earn bonus miles on American Airlines award tickets for a limited time – here’s how

The Points Guy / 32min
Flying this fall? If you’re sitting on a stash of American AAdvantage miles , now could be an ideal time to use them. Typically, you don’t earn any points or miles when redeeming for an airline or hotel award. However, Hyatt bucked that notion when it began a points rebate offer earlier this summer (which has now been extended). Now, American is doing something similar. American is launching a un

Amex reveals Centurion Lounge reopening dates and more

The Points Guy / 32min
Our favorite blue doors are opening once again. Nearly six months ago, American Express shuttered all 12 of its Centurion Lounges due to the pandemic. Now, the issuer is gearing up to (slowly) reopen its top-notch airport hangouts across the country. On Monday, Oct. 5, the Philadelphia and Seattle locations will once again welcome eligible Platinum Card® from American Express and Centurion cardme

Being bisexual can impact your mental health. Here's what you can do about it.

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"I’ve never said this to anybody," a bisexual person who requested anonymity confessed in my Twitter DMs. "I’m so sorry if it sounds like a drama." It didn't sound like a drama at all — not to me, at least. This person, who reached out to me after a call-out I tweeted for this story, said it was difficult to accept her bisexuality. She began questioning whether she liked women at age 11, but went

Plug-in hybrids are a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

1KBBC News - Technology / 33min
Although marketed as a green option, the cars cause more polluting than is claimed, campaigners say.

'Anxiety app helped me at my new school' says Essex pupil

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Maisie, 11, speaks about how a new app funded by the NHS helped her cope as she started a new school.

Nvidia RTX 3080 review: 4K greatness at $699—and good news for cheaper GPUs

Ars Technica / 34min
Your new favorite $699 GPU—unless AMD has anything to say about it in October. For some people, summarizing the Nvidia RTX 3080 difference may revolve around a slew of high-end—and sometimes proprietary—technologies. Ray tracing. Deep-learning super sampling. Crazy-fast memory bandwidth. In some cases, Nvidia's new $699 GPU is at its best when software leverages its very specific perks and featur

Super Mario 3D All-Stars review: A bare-bones nostalgia warp zone

Ars Technica / 34min
It's-a-me, big-eared Mario! In the early '90s, Super Mario All-Stars was among the first titles to suggest that important old console games—like the early 2D Super Mario Bros. series—shouldn't be stranded on the obsolete hardware that originally hosted them. The collection also popularized the notion that older games could be improved with new technology while still preserving their original inte

Scoop Up These Freebies and Deals for National Guacamole Day

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It’s that time of year again: National Guacamole Day! “But wait,” you may be thinking to yourself, “didn’t we just have a National Guacamole Day?” Technically, no. But we did celebrate National Avocado Day on July 31 , and that did involve some deals on guac. But guacamole is special enough to get its very own day, and… Read more...

How to Monitor Network Usage on Your Mac’s Dock

How-To Geek / 34min
Whether you’re troubleshooting network issues or just trying to conserve bandwidth, it’s handy to watch your Mac’s network usage over time. With Activity Monitor, Apple makes it easy to keep an eye on network activity at a glance in the Dock. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

American Airlines Will Give You Bonus Points For Traveling On Award Tickets In October

View from the Wing / 36min
American Airlines will give out 250 bonus miles for every award segment flown in October, up to 2000 miles for eight segments. Registration required by October 7 in the promotions tab of your account. Notably the bonus is available for flying the segment rather than booking the flight, so if you book award travel for someone else using your miles they can earn this bonus. Continue reading ...

Titan, SBI join hands to launch India's first contactless payment watches

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India's push for expanding the digital payments mechanism will get a push with State Bank of India's tie-up with Titan.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Review

SlashGear / 39min
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is a big graphics card. Physically, this card is large – and it’s got a new power connector, too. You’ll need to to prepare yourself for the possibility that your current rig is too snug a fit for this new, slightly larger card before you buy it. You’ll also want to prepare yourself for a … Continue reading

'Unexpected' iPhone and iPad update threatens app glitches

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Developers are complaining that they were only given a day's notice about the release.

Microsoft has open sourced its tool for sniffing out Windows 10 bugs

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Fuzzing tool used to automate Windows 10 bug detection is now publicly available.

Watch Dogs: Legion PC settings for 4K ‘ultra’ details needs an RTX 2080 Ti

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Watch Dogs: Legion is set to be an incredibly demanding PC game, but we're interested to see how the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 handles it.

A Chinese Billionaire Is Barred From Spending Over Unpaid Debts

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A court-ordered ban on first-class flights and vacations is a humbling turn of events for Chen Feng, the head of the once high-flying conglomerate HNA Group.

Don't expect PS5 shortages, says Sony, after shooting down production rumors

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The problem is reportedly due to manufacturing issues with the "custom-designed system-on-chip" needed for the PS5 console.

Nikon announced the winners of small world in motion competition

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Google Fiber's two gigabit broadband is almost ready

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Google Fiber is about to start testing a new 2 Gbps internet service in two cities with the plan to launch it widely in 2021, the company announced . The plan will cost $100 per month, or $30 more than the current 1 Gbps service. In exchange, you’ll get double the download speeds, though uploads will remain unchanged at 1 Gbps. Customers who sign up will also get a WiFi 6 router that will presuma

AMD is using some of its most powerful tech to beat Covid-19

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AMD teams up with MIT, NYU, and Rice for a COVID-19 study.

TCL has a new cheap 4K TV for the UK – but can it improve on the EP658?

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TCL's P715K is a new 4K TV coming to the UK before the end of September, with a larger 75-inch model set to land "early next year".

Aukey's 1080p Webcam Comes Through for Work and School Zoom Calls for $40

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Canon crowd-funds the Powershot Zoom telescope camera

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How to Disable Scribble for Apple Pencil on iPad

How-To Geek / 1h
The Scribble feature, introduced in iPadOS 14, allows you to use your Apple Pencil to write in text boxes. Instead of typing, you can scribble a message and have your iPad automatically convert your handwriting to text. If you don’t use or like Scribble, you can disable the feature. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After lockdowns lead to an e-bike boom, VanMoof raises $40M Series B to expand globally

Dutch VanMoof $40M
100+TechCrunch / 1h
E-bike startup VanMoof, has raised a $40 million investment from Norwest Venture Partners, Felix Capital and Balderton Capital. The Series B financing comes after a $13.5 million investment in May. The funding brings VanMoof’s total raised to $73 million and furthers the e-bike brand’s ultimate mission of getting the next billion on bikes. The Series B funding will be used to meet the increased d

Cloud gaming platform Shadow gets a new CEO and CTO

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There are some changes at the helm of Blade, the French startup behind Shadow . Mike Fischer is going to work for the company and become Chief Executive Officer. Jean-Baptiste Kempf is joining the company as Chief Technology Officer. Shadow is a cloud computing service for gamers. For a monthly subscription fee, you can access a gaming PC in a data center near you. Compared to other cloud gaming

Who’s eligible for the elevated Chase Sapphire Preferred bonus?

The Points Guy / 1h
Chase just announced an elevated sign-up bonus for one of its most popular travel credit cards — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card . New cardholders will now earn 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of account opening. TPG values Chase Ultimate Rewards points at 2 cents each, which means this bonus is worth $1,600. With one of the most lucrative sign-up

2021 GMC Sierra now available with advanced trailering technology

SlashGear / 1h
The 2021 GMC Sierra is now offered with a bevy of available trailering technology. Available on both the Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD, GMC’s newest array of customer-focused trailering equipment allows you to tow with confidence. “Trailering is essential for pickup truck customers. More than half of our Sierra customers use their trucks to primarily tow equipment for outdoor adventures,” … Continue

Virgin Media launch new 4G plans to keep UK SMBs connected

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Virgin Media combines 4G and fixed line services to keep customers connected.

Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know?

100+Wired / 1h
As always, our tech advice columnist is here to help.

Netflix's 'Challenger' Is a Gripping Look at NASA in Crisis

100Wired / 1h
A new four-part documentary about the ill-fated Challenger mission highlights the risk of putting bureaucracy before science in human spaceflight

How to Play Xbox and PC Games on Your Android Phone

84Wired / 1h
Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate cloud-enabled gaming service launched (formerly called Project xCloud). Here's how to check it out.

A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech

97Wired / 1h
Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may not win, but the patent tussle could deter others from adopting apps.

How Do You Build an API Server?

How-To Geek / 1h
API servers are everywhere—anytime you connect to or refresh a web application, your browser is sending out requests for the latest data. We’ll take a look at how that’s handled behind the scenes, and how you can code your own API server. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Transform Your Wireshark Workflow with Brim on Linux

How-To Geek / 1h
Wireshark is the de facto standard for analyzing network traffic. Unfortunately, it does become increasingly laggy as the packet capture grows. Brim solves this problem so well, it’ll change your Wireshark workflow. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

USB Explained: All the Different Types (and What They're Used for)

22How-To Geek / 1h
USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is a common type of computer port that makes it easy to charge a device or transfer data between two devices. Since it was first developed in the ’90s, USB has continued to evolve alongside technology, progressively becoming smaller, faster, and more powerful. With so many devices that use USB, it’s easy to get confused by the different connectors. But fear no

San Antonio Airport Caves, But Now Chick-fil-A Is Unwilling To Open There

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In the end though the city is going to get its way - no Chick-fil-A in the airport - but not because they're expressing equality principles (they caved on those) but because Chick-fil-A said buzz off. Continue reading ...

Hyatt Makes Face Masks Mandatory Globally

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In late July, most of the major hotel chains started to make face coverings mandatory for guests indoors at properties in the United States. We then saw some hotel groups expand the requirement to other countries in the Americas. Well, Hyatt is now taking it a step further, and is requiring guests to wear masks globally. Hyatt’s expanded guest face mask policy As of September 15, 2020, and for th

AI-driven robot Mayflower recreates historic voyage

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship will collect data on marine life, including sampling for plastics.

Uber's self-driving operator charged over fatal crash

500+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The safety driver of an Uber autonomous car is charged with negligent homicide.

GM's Ultium motors will power its next-generation EVs

100Engadget / 1h
GM, the company known for Corvettes and pickups, has embraced EVs as much as any US automaker. It already revealed plans for its Ultium batteries and now, ahead of the 2020 Bolt EV launch, is showing off its Ultium electric motors and drive units for its next-generation of electric cars and trucks. While a bit less exciting than batteries in terms of pure technology, efficient and powerful motors

Mathematicians may have unlocked the secret of how “stone forests” form

48Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / The Stone Forest (Shilin) in China's Yunnan Province may be the result of solids dissolving into liquids in the presence of gravity, producing natural convective flows. There are many wondrous geologic formations in nature, from Giant's Causeway in Ireland to Castleton Tower in Utah, and the various processes by which such structures form is of longstanding interest for scientists. A te

NASA says Solar Cycle 25 has begun

22SlashGear / 1h
The sun goes through cycles where it has more or less activity, and NASA has now confirmed that Solar Cycle 25 has begun. Experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed analysis and predictions about the new solar cycle during a media event on Tuesday of this week. Among the information shared during the event was … Continue reading

Razer's Kishi gaming controller is now available for iPhones

100+Engadget / 1h
Razer has finally released the iPhone—compatible version of its Kishi gaming controller , the Junglecat follow-up it debuted earlier this year at CES. Just like Kishi for Android, which the company launched back in June, this version has a wired connection and doesn’t need to be charged. It connects to an iPhone’s Lightning port to bring what Razer describes as “console-level control” to iOS devi

Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine

100+MIT Technology Review / 1h
WELLCOME COLLECTION In the 1950s, Albert Sabin was searching for an improved polio vaccine. To that end, his lab infected the brains of mice, chimpanzees, and monkeys with the virus that causes the disease. They wanted to see if the pathogen would change and if weakened forms might arise. They eventually isolated versions of the polio virus that could still infect people but didn’t cause paralysi

Balderton’s Chandratillake doffs his cap to Clubhouse, says enterprise audio is next

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Suranga Chandratillake has (almost) seen it all. After being the early CTO for Autonomy , he went on to found the blinkx video search engine in 2004, long before many thought we’d even need one. He scaled the company to San Francisco and the US market, eventually IPO’ing blinkx for over $1 billion. On his return to Europe, he joined Balderton Capital , of Europe’s top-tier VCs, and has invested i

The Morning After: Apple's big iPad and Apple Watch event

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So, Apple’s first big fall event didn’t bring us any new iPhones (or much talk of augmented reality, which feels weird based on the invite), but it did show how much the company has changed . Welcome to the bundle life. Apple is kicking back discounts if you’ll just sign up for multiple plans that ask for recurring payments. That includes options for its new Fitness+ package, which wants to take

Europe will go it alone on digital tax reform in 2021 if it must, says EU president, as bloc directs €150BN in COVID-19 relief toward cloud, AI and broadband

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Europe will propose its own digital tax early next year if there’s no agreement at a global level on how to update taxation rules for the Internet age, EU president Ursula von der Leyen said today, reiterating the bloc’s determination not to let tax reform slide in a ‘state of the union’ speech to the European Parliament. “We will spare no effort to reach agreement in the framework of OECD and G2

LG Wing video tries to answer durability questions

LG Teases Wing Slide EP
20SlashGear / 2h
2018 brought as the world’s first pop-up camera phone while 2019 saw the availability of foldable phons. This year, LG takes the eccentricity crown with the LG Wing and its swiveling “pivot” display. Just like these other unorthodox phones before it, there will undoubtedly be concerns over its long-term survivability, especially with that many moving parts. What better way, then, … Continue readi

Stephen Colbert's election website shows you how to vote state-by-state

100+Mashable / 2h
This year's U.S. presidential election in November is going to be a colossal one, and more than anything, Stephen Colbert just really wants you to vote. But with the rules slightly varying state-by-state, it can be confusing to know exactly how to do it. So, in the lead-up to Election Day on Nov. 3, the CBS host and his Late Show team have launched a website and video series called "Better Know a

$100 In Statement Credits Paying For Restaurants, Hotels, And Activities In New York With Mastercard

View from the Wing / 2h
You can register for a new Mastercard Priceless Cities offer: each Mastercard credit card can receive rebates on spending for hotels, restaurants, and activities in New York City through December 31, 2020. Continue reading ...

Garmin's New Smartwatch Is Made for Triathletes, Because We Should All Dream Big Right Now

Garmin Forerunner F745
24Gizmodo / 2h
Garmin is the MVP when it comes to GPS-tracking watches made for athletes. Every serious runner in my life swears by their Garmin, despite the fact that you can easily find a cheaper, a more stylish, lifestyle-focused smartwatch with GPS built right in (which was not the case when Garmin first hit the scene). Nope.… Read more...

There's No Better Time to Be an Amateur Radio Geek

100+Wired / 2h
Once considered a nerdy basement hobby, lo-fi transmissions from ordinary folks save lives during wildfires, hurricanes, and other climate disasters.

How an Epic Series of Tech Errors Hobbled Miami’s Schools

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It started with the district hiring a little-known virtual charter school company, which led to balky connections and an even more troublesome curriculum.

Apple Watch 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: the two biggest smartwatch rivals

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is the closest rival to the Apple Watch 6, so how does it compare?

Garmin finally launches Forerunner 745, with blood oxygen and stress monitoring

Garmin Forerunner F745
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The triathlon watch gets a much-needed upgrade, with improved workout and smartwatch features.

Outfunnel picks up €1.1M pre-seed to bridge the gap between marketing and sales

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Outfunnel , a startup that has built software to help companies “bridge the gap between marketing and sales functions,” has quietly raised €1.1 million in funding. The pre-seed round was led by Paua Ventures and byFounders, with participation from Lemonade Stand, Omnisend and various angel investors. The latter includes Bolt co-founders Markus and Martin Villig, Matterport CMO Robin Daniels, Pipe

IHG Promo: Double Points On All Stays, And More

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IHG Rewards Club has just revealed the details of its latest global promotion for fall travel, and it even offers a special perk for those with the IHG ® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ). Let’s take a look at the details. Earn double points with IHG Rewards Club With IHG Rewards Club’s new global promotion , members can earn: Unlimited double points on all stays Those with the those wi

Aston Martin AMR-C01 racing simulator promises a luxury esports experience

Aston Martin AMR Racing
20SlashGear / 2h
The name Aston Martin brings to mind beautiful sports cars that are both luxurious and high performance. The company has announced its very first racing simulator aimed at the luxury esports market called the AMR-C01. Aston partnered with Curv Raising Simulators to create the AMR-C01, and the first deliveries are expected to begin in Q4 2020. Aston promises a fully … Continue reading

Should you buy a Logitech webcam?

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Logitech has a good reputation as a webcam manufacturer – but does that mean you should buy one of its products?

Realme is also working on a phone with Snapdragon 875 SoC

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Both Realme and Redmi have teased their devices with the yet to be announced Snapdragon 875 SoC

Google Chrome update could divorce it from Chrome OS - and that's great news

Google Chrome OS LaCrOS
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Separating out Google Chrome and Chrome OS will make updating each service simpler.

2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner coupe debuts with bespoke luxury options

SlashGear / 3h
The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner coupe is the latest member of Bentley’s Mulliner Collections portfolio. Featuring exclusive luxury upholstery and an almost endless array of customization options, the newest Continental GT Mulliner coupe will be displayed alongside the luscious Bentley Mulliner Baccalar (along with a still-unannounced new collection car) at Salon PrivĂ© in Blenheim Palace,

Logitech G mice get the world’s first sub-micron sensor with an update

100+Engadget / 3h
Your screens are starting to feature higher and higher resolutions so it makes sense that your controllers should also become more precise, or at least that’s what the marketing hype suggests. Either way, Logitech has advanced the sensor technology in its high-end gaming mice so that the HERO (High Efficiency Rated Optical) sensor is capable of tracking movement at the sub-micron level for the fi

User-generated e-learning site Kahoot acquires Actimo for up to $33M to double down on corporate sector

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Norwegian company Kahoot originally made its name with a platform the lets educators and students create and share game-based online learning lessons, in the process building up a huge public catalogue of gamified lessons created by its community. Today the startup — now valued at over $2 billion — is announcing an acquisition to give a boost to another segment of its business: corporate customer

Nvidia RTX 3000 Titan with 48GB of GDDR6x could battle AMD’s ‘Biggest Navi’ in epic 2021 GPU war

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New rumors suggest AMD is building a powerful ‘Biggest Navi’ GPU, and Nvidia could counter it with its RTX 3000 Titan card.

Ford warns against the use of non-approved accessories

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Apple will no longer bundle this crucial item in some of its new products

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No more new chargers means less waste, Apple says.

Oceanbird can carry 7000 cars and is powered by the wind

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Wallenius Marine is a shipbuilding company out of Sweden, and it has announced a unique sailing vessel called the Oceanbird. The ship is a car and truck carrier with a capacity of 7000 cars. The major difference between Oceanbird and other vehicle carrying ships is that the wind powers Oceanbird. Most will envision a massive ship with giant sails, but … Continue reading

Netflix's 'Challenger: The Final Flight' is a touching reflection on a national space disaster

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On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched into the sky, with thousands of eyes from homes and schools across America watching in great anticipation. It was supposed to be the first time a private citizen — and not just anyone, but a school teacher, Christa McAuliffe — made it into space. Only 73 seconds later, tragedy struck. The shuttle broke apart, killing all seven passengers

Poco X3 launch date in India is September 22

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The Poco X3 will finally launch in India next week, with similar specs as the global variant but no NFC.

Apple unveil its Apple Watch Series 6 and a new budget Apple Watch SE

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Alexa not playing nice with your UE Megablast Bluetooth speaker? You're not the only one

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Ultimate Ears has admitted the Megablast has issues as disgruntled users take to Twitter to complain.

Lil Nas X is dropping a children's book starring a pony called Panini

100+Mashable / 3h
The massive success of Lil Nax X's record-breaking track "Old Town Road" may have quietened down a little this year, but the legacy lives on. And now that the singer and rapper isn't busy cranking out remix after glorious remix , he's turned his attention to other mediums. Namely, a children's book. On Tuesday, Lil Nas X announced that Random House will be publishing his book C is for Country nex

Crysis Remastered looks glorious in 8K on PC in new trailer

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How good can Crysis Remastered look? This good in 8K on PC.

How to combat the invisible labor divide in your own home

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There's a reason you've been so exhausted amid the pandemic — especially if you're a mom — and, luckily, it's not a problem that has no name . It's likely invisible labor , the notion of unpaid and unseen work that's often used to describe the particular burden faced by cisgender women in heterosexual relationships with respect to tasks like cooking meals or taking care of kids. It's gotten even

How to set boundaries in the early stages of dating

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I'd just got in the bath when my phone buzzed on the window sill. It was, alas, out of reach. But I had a sneaking suspicion of who the message was from. I got up and leaned across to my device, bath suds and water dripping all over the floor. With wet fingers, I swiped up to see the WhatsApp and instantly wished I'd stayed in the bath. "Send pics," read the message from the guy I barely knew. Un

How to watch Tour de France 2020: live stream stage 17 of cycling's biggest race today

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Egan Bernal is out and it's now Primoz Roglic's race to lose - here's how to watch a Tour de France live stream of all the stage 17 action today.

Keep your cash safe in a smart wallet with a fingerprint reader

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TL;DR: Keep your cards and cash safe with the Cashew smart wallet for $99.99, a 32% savings as of Sept. 16. If you're the kind of person known to misplace their wallet — either at home or out and about — this may be a good investment for you. The Cashew smart wallet , which is on sale for $99.99 down from $149 (a 32% discount) for a limited time, utilizes fingerprint authentication, Bluetooth, GP

Learn the basics of electrical engineering with 13 starter courses

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TL;DR: Learn the basics with the Electrical & Circuits Engineering Certification bundle for $59.99, a 95% savings as of Sept. 16. If you're looking to explore a career in electrical engineering, or just want to fix your own broken fuses, this Electrical and Circuits Engineering Certification Bundle will lead you in the right direction. With 34 hours of content on electric circuits, machines, powe

Keep devices charged on the go with this dual-port power bank

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TL;DR: Save time and charge multiple devices with the RAVPower 20,000mAh dual port power bank for $24.99, a 32% savings as of Sept. 16. Everyone should have a portable charger around for emergencies. This one, which has a 20,000mAh battery, should be powerful enough to put your mind at ease. The RAVPower 20,000-mAh Dual Port Power Bank , which is normally $36, is on sale for $24.99 for a limited

Vecnos IQUI camera wants to make sharing 360-degree photos a snap

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There has been less fuss lately about 360-degree cameras, perhaps due to restrictions placed not just on travel but even mass gatherings in some areas around the world. It is, however, in that world that Vecnos, spun from camera maker and imaging company Ricoh, is launching a new 360-degree camera. The Vecnos IQUI definitely won’t be competing head-to-head with the … Continue reading

Apple Watch SE not what you hoped? Apple might have a fitness tracker coming

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Apple might be working on a fitness tracker with a micro-LED screen, for people who find the Apple Watch SE pointless.

Samsung says its Galaxy Z Fold 2 display has the 'world's smallest curvature'

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Samsung’s OLED display used in the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has the “world’s smallest curvature,” with a radius of just 1.4mm (1.4R), the company’s display division announced . That tight curvature allowed Samsung to build the Fold 2 with a smaller folded gap than the original model, allowing for a more attractive design while reducing previous problems like dirt entering the display. Samsung also said th

Best free word processor 2020: alternatives to Microsoft Word

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Free word processors to help you write faster and more effectively, whether you're at home or at work.

Consumers warned on fake debt advice sites appearing on Google

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With debt problems on the rise due to coronavirus, people are being urged to avoid unregulated websites supposedly offering help

AT&T could offer ad-subsidized phone plans starting next year

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AT&T is looking into the possibility of offering cellphone plans subsidized in part by advertisements, company CEO John Stankey told Reuters in an interview. Subscribers will still have to pay the bigger chunk of their bill, but Stankey said he believes there’s a segment of AT&T’s customer base “where given a choice, they would take some load of advertising for a $5 or $10 reduction in their mobi

Samsung Galaxy F41 could be the first phone in the new F series

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Samsung new F series device was spotted on Google Play Console recently which revealed several specifications of the upcoming device.

See all the new Apple Watch faces in one video

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Absent new iPhones, Apple's 'Time Flies' event on Tuesday had an unusually big focus on the Apple Watch, with the company launching two major new variants, the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE . Apple also announced a bunch of new faces for the Apple Watch, including a GMT face, which shows you multiple time zones at once, a Memoji face which sports Apple's animated characters that rea

Xiaomi Smarter Living 2021 event scheduled for September 29

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Xiaomi’s annual Smarter Living event will see the launch of the Mi Band 5, a smartwatch, new sports shoes and more.

Asus adds latest Intel chipsets to its ROG, TUF and VivoBook gaming series

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Asus has introduced new laptops and desktops powered by the latest10th gen Intel Core processors under its gaming segment

Epson Debuts New Ultra Short-Throw, Android-Powered 4K Projector

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For film enthusiasts, the pandemic has presented an ongoing question: Should we invest in better at-home entertainment, or does it make sense to hold out for the (presumed) reopening of cinemas? Gadget makers would very much prefer the former, with companies like Samsung and Epson framing the pandemic as good a time… Read more...

Facebook addresses political controversy in India, monetization opportunities, startup investments

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At the beginning of the previous decade, Facebook had a tiny presence in India. It had just started to slowly expand its team in the country and was inking deals with telecom operators to make access to its service free to users and even offer incentives such as free voice credit . India’s internet population, now the second largest with more than 500 million connected users, itself was very smal

Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million in funding led by KKR

Zwift Raises $450M KKR
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Zwift , a 350-person, Long Beach, Calif.-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm KKR in exchange for a minority stake in its business. Permira and Specialized Bicycle’s venture capital fund, Zone 5 Ventures, also joined the round alongside earlier backers True, Highland Europe,

Gravity Sketch scores $3.7M seed for its VR-based product design and collaboration platform

Gravity Sketch 3D VR
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Gravity Sketch , the London-based product design and collaboration platform that utilises virtual reality, has raised $3.7 million in funding. The seed round was led by Kindred Capital, with participation from Point Nine Capital and previous investor Forward Partners. It brings the total amount raised by Gravity Sketch to $5.4 million. In addition, the startup previously received grant funding fr

Fujifilm Instax SQ1 is an affordable instant camera for beginners – read our full review

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The Fujifilm Instax SQ1 is a bargain instant camera for those who like its larger Square format film – read our in-depth review.

Infinix Note 7 launched in India for Rs 11,499

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Infinix Note 7 offers a massive screen and battery. It also comes with a new design language.

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon Edition celebrates brand’s headphone legacy

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There have been a lot of new players in the audio equipment market these past years, especially with the rise of wireless Bluetooth audio. Few, however, can boast to have decades under their belt, even for just one category, which is why Bowers & Wilkins is making a lot of noise with its coming milestone. But while the PX7 Carbon … Continue reading

OnePlus TV Q1 series now available on Flipkart

OnePlus Q1 Flipkart
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The OnePlus TV Q1 series is now available on Flipkart for a slightly cheaper price compared to the launch price.

New TicWatch GTX is perhaps the cheapest smartwatch you can buy right now

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Mobvoi's new smartwatch promises to impress with its features and price tag.

China tops 110 million 5G users in less than a year

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Over 110 million users in China have signed up for 5G plans, announced president of the China Academy for Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a think tank under the telecoms watchdog Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at an industry event on Wednesday. That makes China the largest 5G market in terms of user size, the think tank president said. The milestone came in le

After Jio, Airtel may launch affordable Android smartphones in India

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Telecom operator Airtel is likely to come up with low-end smartphones at an affordable price in India later this year.

Could VR help universities teach students?

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With social distancing rules in place, universities are looking at new ways to educate students.

Google Meet gets the background blurring feature - finally

Lenovo Google Meet One
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With video conferencing becoming the new normal in the world of business, Google is playing catch-up with Zoom and Microsoft Teams in order to corner a larger share of this pie.

Video call lens turns gestures into comic-style text bubbles for when you're on mute

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With video calls now an unfortunate 2020 staple, unmuting your microphone to briefly agree with someone has become a common, awkward nuisance. Fortunately, a new video lens is providing a pretty stylish solution to this irritation. Netflix engineer Cameron Hunter has made a video lens which detects gestures and displays word balloons in response, such as "Yes" for a thumbs up or "No" for closed f

Homage’s Gillian Tee on how technology can serve the world’s aging population

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It’s always a pleasure to chat with Homage co-founder and chief executive Gillian Tee because of her nuanced take on how technology can help elderly and other vulnerable people. According to the United Nations , the fastest-growing age bracket worldwide is aged 65-years-old and older. At the same time, there is also an acute shortage of caregivers in many countries, complicated by high rates of b

IPL is here: The best data plans to catch all the live action

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IPL's official streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar VIP has partnered with India's leading telecom companies Reliance Jio and Airtel, making it easier for people to subscribe to the streaming service.

UK Space Agency funds tech for orbital awareness

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Grants will promote ideas to detect, characterise and track the millions of objects moving overhead.

Apple Watch Series 6, Watch SE, 8th gen iPad and iPad Air (2020) launched: price in India

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The new Apple Watch and iPads have launched in India at a starting price of Rs 29,900, bringing many new features.

TikTok: Cambridgeshire police officers warned over 'offensive' videos

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Two officers posted clips of themselves "shouting offensive language" and dancing "inappropriately".

FTC could file Facebook antitrust lawsuit by the end of this year

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The FTC is preparing for a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook before the year ends, according to The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg . If you’ll recall, the agency started looking into the social network’s purchase of smaller companies like Instagram and WhatsApp last year, shortly after it slapped Facebook with a $5 billion fine over its privacy practices related to the Cambridge Anal

6 things the September Apple Event can tell us about the iPhone 12

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While the iPhone 12 didn't show up, the devices we did see offer some pointers for Apple's next handset.

Windows 10 Your Phone Apps feature rolls out to Samsung phones

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When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 20 last month, it revealed a new feature that is one of the fruits of its closer partnership with Microsoft. Your Phone, which is Microsoft’s bridge to the Android world, would allow individual Android apps to be launched in their own windows. That period of exclusivity to the Galaxy Note 20 is over and … Continue reading

HP OMEN accessories with Warp Wireless tech lets you cut more cords

HP Omen Wireless Gaming
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While most PC gamers do their gaming on desktops or at least laptops laying on something flat, it doesn’t mean they are fine being enslaved and tethered by cables. Notorious for being picky about both performance and appearances, gamers will most likely prefer to free themselves of cables and cords as long as they get the same powerful experience. That’s … Continue reading

Uber backup driver charged with negligent homicide in self-driving accident

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It has been more than two years since one of Uber’s autonomous SUVs struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Last year one group of prosecutors (from another county due to a conflict of interest in the area where the crash happened) decided t hey would not file criminal charges against Uber , but on Tuesday a grand jury in Maricopa County charged the vehicle’s backup driver with negli

Google Drive will soon delete files in trash after 30 days

Google Drive 30 Days
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Living in a digital age makes it almost too easy to accumulate clutter in the form of files, especially given how small these files can be. That’s true for files you keep locally on your laptop or phone but cloud storage still comes at a cost, even if it’s offered for free. To ensure you don’t run out of space … Continue reading

Data Leak Shows Chinese Firm Compiled Data, Social Media Posts of Millions

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A Chinese intelligence firm’s database on 2.4 million people—including some 50,000 Americans—was recently leaked, exposing it to researchers. Read more...

This is the coolest gadget we’ve seen in a long time, but it's missing a crucial feature

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Are we witnessing the golden age of technology innovation?

AT&T ad-supported phone plans could just be a year away

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Just as browser makers and laws start to crack down on the abuse and misuse of ads, one major US network operator might be daring to stir up the hornet’s nest in about a year’s time. AT&T CEO John Stankey revealed the company’s thoughts on how it could offer cheaper mobile subscriptions and, as you might expect, it involves serving … Continue reading

Apple's new Fitness+ feature might make Peloton sweat

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Apple has just announced Fitness+ , a kind of Netflix for exercise videos that also monitors your personal metrics Peloton is probably sweating, and not in a good way. Revealed at today's Apple event , Fitness+ lets you watch workouts on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV while your Apple Watch records your heart rate and calories burned. These metrics will be displayed up on your screen in real time

Apple's iPhone 12 announcement hasn't happened, but rumors say it's not far off

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The new Apple iPhone wasn't at the September Apple event, but we fully expect it to show up in a couple of weeks. Here's when.

Moonbase 8 Sees Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly Hilariously Try to Get to the Moon

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Getting to the moon is no joke . That is, unless you’re a trio of washed-up has-beens living in the desert trying to prove to NASA that you’re worthy of making the trip. Read more...

Razer Kishi controller is now available for iPhones

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Its Apple’s time to shine today, bringing a plethora of new devices and services with one notable absentee. The iPhone 12 is still nowhere to be seen but that isn’t exactly a surprise. That does give some accessory makers more time to prepare for the big event but Razer isn’t wasting time, at least not for existing iPhones. Three months … Continue reading

Safety driver in 2018 Uber crash is charged with negligent homicide

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Enlarge / The Uber vehicle after it struck Elaine Herzberg. (credit: Tempe Police Department ) An Arizona grand jury has indicted Rafaela Vasquez, a former safety driver in Uber's self-driving car project, for the 2018 death of pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Prosecutors decided not to charge Uber criminally last year. The crash occurred after dark on a well-lit stretch of Mill Aven

Bentley Naim Mu-so, Focal Radiance replicate the car audio system anywhere

Naim Focal Bentley
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Car enthusiasts consider all aspects of a vehicle when making a purchase, and that includes one of the most neglected aspects of all. Bentley has long partnered with the audio experts over at Naim to deliver its in-car audio experience that loyal fans of the marque have grown to love. To celebrate 12 years of collaboration, the two are launching … Continue reading

Ring Video Doorbell 3 has a new rival – meet the wire-free Arlo Essential Video Doorbell

Arlo Video Doorbell
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If you don’t want to shell out for a Ring Video Doorbell, Arlo has a new security camera you might want to consider instead.

Nissan Z Proto previews the new Z car

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Take a long, adoring look at the new Nissan Z Proto, the concept previewing the automaker’s next-generation Z car. Bright yellow, and hoping to be an eventual bright spot in Nissan’s revamped range, the Z Proto strikes a careful balance between just enough heritage to keep the