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 2018-06-24 16:00 

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Sphero bought a crowdfunded music tech company to expand its unlicensed toys...

Sphero acquired Specdrums, a crowdfunded company that uses rings to make music....

 2018-06-23 18:00 

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Teardown shows inner workings of the Vivo Nex's pop-up selfie camera...

Chinese smartphone makers have gone down a clever new path to get rid of the display notch and create a truly edge-to-edge screen: they're now building pop-up cameras into their phones. Here's a teardown showing how Vivo is doing it....

 2018-06-23 14:00 

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At this rodeo, robots enter downed planes and explore fake radioactive disasters...

In the New Mexico desert, military and civilian bomb squads faced off at the 12th annual Robot Rodeo, which is a week of intense training organized by Sandia National Laboratories. To test their skills, bomb squads steered their bots to enter downed plane...

 2018-06-22 21:35 

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Apple acknowledges faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards with new repair program...

Apple has acknowledged that there are problems with the butterfly switches on the keyboards for the MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The company is now offering an extended four-year repair warranty to customers with problematic devices....

 2018-06-22 20:20 

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Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited service opens up to iOS devices...

After years of being an exclusive for Amazon hardware, the company's FreeTime Unlimited service is now available on iOS devices. The service houses thousands of children's TV shows, books, and movies....

 2018-06-22 19:46 

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Valve is shipping new 'Knuckles' VR controllers to developers with a Portal-themed demo...

Valve is shipping a new version of its experimental SteamVR...

 2018-06-22 19:15 

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Mt. Gox says it may start paying back creditors as soon as next year...

The defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox will start paying its creditors perhaps by next year, according to an announcement from the exchange's trustee, Nobuaki Kobayashi. The exchange grew quickly between 2010 and 2014, until an attacker slowly drained t...

 2018-06-22 19:09 

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Spectacles' latest update finally optimizes videos for sharing outside Snapchat...

Snap is planning to update its Spectacles so that users can export videos in a non-circular format....

 2018-06-22 17:45 

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China will partly lift internet censorship for one of its provinces to promote tourism...

China is lifting internet censorship on the southern tropical island of Hainan to promote tourism. Visitors to Hainan will be able to access Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, according to a new plan authorities have put together to turn the province into a ...

 2018-06-22 16:43 

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Supreme Court's internet sales tax ruling may be a nightmare for small businesses...

In the wake of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, e-commerce companies are understandably both concerned and uncertain of their future. he 5-4 verdict overruled a 1992 precedent set by the case Quill v. North Dakota. Now, following the court's deci...

 2018-06-22 16:40 

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Google Doodle honors legendary science fiction author Octavia Butler...

Today's Google Doodle honors Octavia Butler, the visionary science fiction author whose work, including novels like Kindred and Parable of the Sower, deeply influenced both current Afrofuturist thought and genre fiction as a whole....

 2018-06-22 15:45 

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Facebook is reportedly working on a 'Your Time on Facebook' feature...

The...

 2018-06-22 15:09 

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Facebook's controversial Messenger Kids is rolling out to Canada and Peru...

Facebook is rolling out Messenger Kids, its controversial chat app for those under 13, to countries outside the US. The app will be coming to Peru and Canada, and for the first time, it will also be available in Spanish and French....

 2018-06-22 15:07 

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Google Chrome on Android can now cache news articles on Wi-Fi for offline reading...

Google Chrome on Android is getting a new feature that will automatically download relevant news articles when connected to Wi-Fi, which should help cache articles for offline reading...

 2018-06-22 15:00 

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Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images...

Experts are worried that AI is making it easier than ever to edit images and videos. But can machine learning help spot fakes too? New research from Photoshop-creator Adobe suggests this is the case....

 2018-06-22 14:45 

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Google's augmented reality Measure app now works with the Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and more...

Google has updated its augmented reality Measure app to support ARCore, which opens it up to more devices like the Pixel 2 and Galaxy S9....

 2018-06-22 14:28 

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Supreme Court decides against warrantless location searches in a major privacy decision...

In a major decision on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision today that police must obtain a warrant to obtain location information from cellphone towers....

 2018-06-22 13:59 

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QuickLook for Windows 10 brings a useful Mac feature to PCs...

QuickLook is a Windows 10 app that brings the useful Quick Look feature from macOS over to PCs...

 2018-06-22 13:31 

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The best phone you can buy right now...

Your phone is the most important gadget in your life, so it's important to make the right choice. Whether you want the latest iPhone from Apple, Samsung's newest model, or Google's own Pixel phones, here's everything you need to know....

 2018-06-22 11:30 

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Intel now faces a fight for its future...

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned and left the company racing to find a new leader to fight for its future...

 2018-06-22 11:06 

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The top 8 Chinese phones...

It's time to stop dismissing Chinese phones as knockoffs. Companies like Oppo, Vivo, Meizu, Huawei, and Xiaomi have stepped up their game in a big way, turning out devices that are innovative, attractive, and straight-up desirable....

 2018-06-22 09:52 

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Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing...

AI-powered visual search lets you snap a photo of an object or landmark and search for it online. Google Lens was one of the first major offerings, and now Microsoft's Bing does visual search too....

 2018-06-22 09:29 

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Amazon employees protest sale of facial recognition software to police...

Employees at Amazon are the latest group of tech workers to protest the sale of their services to the US government. The employees specifically call out the sale of facial recognition AI to law enforcement, and AWS cloud services to companies that support...

 2018-06-21 23:50 

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YouTube will now let creators play pre-recorded videos during live streams...

YouTube announced several new features out of VidCon today that will shake up the way mid-sized creators monetize. In particular, it announced a Premieres feature, which will let creators pre-record videos for their live streams. This allows creators to f...

 2018-06-21 23:45 

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How YouTube creators are using the platform's new Patreon-like subscriptions...

YouTube has announced new features at its VidCon conference today that give creators additional ways to earn money on the platform. Most notably, YouTube is expanding a program that lets creators and channel owners start their own fan clubs, where members...

 2018-06-21 22:47 

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GarageBand's new update includes 1,000 new loops and makes Artist Lessons free...

Apple has announced a new update to music-making app GarageBand that adds loads of new sounds, loops, and instruments. As part of the update, Artist Lessons, which were previously $4.99 each, will now be free and included as part of Basic Lessons within t...

 2018-06-21 20:01 

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Amazon adds two new Motorola phones to its Prime Exclusive lineup...

Amazon is adding two more phones to its Prime Exclusive collection, with the announcement of the Moto G6 Play and Moto Z3 Play. Both devices will come with Alexa as the default voice assistant....

 2018-06-21 18:47 

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Facebook Messenger can now translate between Spanish and English...

Facebook Messenger can now automatically translate messages between Spanish and English as part of a new M Translation feature that was first announced at F8...

 2018-06-21 17:32 

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Loupedeck upgrades its photo editing console with better software support and more buttons...

The Loupedeck+ is an upgraded version of the photo editing console that adds more buttons, reworked software, and better support for more apps...

 2018-06-21 17:28 

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The employee letter denouncing Microsoft's ICE contract now has over 300 signatures...

Microsoft's attempts to downplay its work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement hasn't stopped internal dissent, and several employees are still confused and concerned about the scope of the services it provides the agency. About 300 people hav...

 2018-06-21 15:55 

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Nintendo and Microsoft team up to promote cross-play, while Sony remains silent...

Nintendo and Microsoft are using Minecraft cross-play as a marketing weapon, while Sony continues to block cross-play...

 2018-06-21 15:44 

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Google's redesigned account hub makes it easier to control and search your settings...

Google has redesigned the Google Account hub on Android with a simpler, more intuitive interface, and it now quickly lets you search for whatever setting or account detail you want to review or change....

 2018-06-21 15:00 

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Continued conversation is arriving for Google Home users today...

Google is delivering on the continued conversation feature it announced at Google I/O this year. Now, you can speak to Google Assistant without saying...

 2018-06-21 14:30 

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Razer Blade 15 review: hot under pressure...

The new Razer Blade 15 is the best gaming laptop on the market... that also functions as a productivity machine. Razer ensured this isn't a one-trick pony: the Blade can get six hours on a charge or 100fps playing Destiny 2 on ultra settings....

 2018-06-21 14:21 

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Facebook is using machine learning to spot hoax articles shared by spammers...

Facebook is using machine learning to help it identify fake news and hoax articles shared by spammers. It now says its AI filters can spot duplicate articles shared by multiple bad actors. But, most importantly, humans still do the actual fact-checking....

 2018-06-21 13:30 

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How to pick the Amazon Fire TV that's right for you...

Deciding between Amazon Fire TV devices boils down to what features you want and how much you're willing to pay for them....

 2018-06-21 13:15 

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee...

Intel has announced that CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned from the company effective immediately after it was discovered that he engaged in a consensual relationship with an employee, which violates Intel's code of conduct....

 2018-06-21 13:00 

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BlackBerry Key2 gets July 13th release date, and preorders start on June 29th...

TCL's BlackBerry Key2 now has a release date: it'll be available on July 13th in the United States starting at $649.99 ($100 more than the KeyOne cost at launch), with preorders set to start at Amazon and Best Buy on June 29th....

 2018-06-21 13:00 

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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: a smarter streaming box...

Amazon has done what people have been asking for: it combined its super-popular Echo smart speaker and its Fire TV streaming box into one device, the Fire TV Cube. The result is a product that's better than either of its predecessors....

 2018-06-21 12:49 

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AT&T launches new WatchTV streaming service at aggressive $15-per-month price...

Days after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T is announcing a second streaming TV service that's priced lower than the company's existing DirecTV Now offering. The new service is called WatchTV, and it includes 31 channels at launch (...

 2018-06-21 12:00 

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The joy of cooking with a Boring Company Not-A-Flamethrower...

If you own a flamethrower from Elon Musk's Boring Company and want to expand your culinary horizons, recipes follow. First, you have to open the valve to the propane tank. Then, you need to press the button to ignite the pilot light. Then you pull the...

 2018-06-21 11:48 

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Apple's AirPower charging mat rumored to ship in September following 'technical hurdles'...

Apple's AirPower charging mat is expected to ship before or in September, following technical issues during its development...

 2018-06-21 10:00 

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Leica's first watches are more than mere marketing...

Announced this month, the Leica L1 and L2 are luxury manual-winding watches from the famous German camera brand. They'll be on sale in the autumn, with the cheaper one expected to cost somewhere shy of 10,000....

 2018-06-20 23:18 

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Westworld's free Alexa game is like a radio drama crossed with a quiz show...

Westworld: The Maze is a short game for Amazon Alexa devices, putting players in the shoes of a newly awakened host....

 2018-06-20 22:55 

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Microsoft says it's no longer planning VR support on Xbox...

Microsoft says it has no Xbox-specific plans for virtual or mixed reality, reversing an earlier commitment to putting VR on its gaming console....

 2018-06-20 21:06 

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Tinder parent company buys anti-Tinder dating app Hinge...

Match Group announced today that it's taking a 51 percent stake in Hinge with the option to buy the remaining shares over the next year....

 2018-06-20 20:53 

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Snap Maps update makes your Bitmoji's world look a bit snazzier...

Snap is giving its geolocation feature a lot more visual flair with two updates coming soon. The first big update, World Effects, adds snazzy animations and color schemes to the maps....

 2018-06-20 20:37 

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Here's a great deal on a not-too-old MacBook Pro...

This 2016 model is deeply discounted for today only....

 2018-06-20 19:15 

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Bose's new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music...

The Bose noise-masking Sleepbuds are designed to be comfortable in your ears all night, and they play audio tracks that drown out typical sleep disturbances like street noise, loud neighbors, or a snoring partner....

 2018-06-20 18:47 

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It's not just Microsoft: lots of tech companies are quietly helping ICE...

Public records show tens of millions of dollars in contracts between ICE, Dell, and branches of Motorola and HP, providing crucial hardware and other infrastructure for Trump's controversial child-separation policy....

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