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 2021-10-27 13:16 

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Apple announces new climate initiatives ahead of the COP26 climate conference...

Apple has announced that it's "more than doubled" the number of suppliers committed to using clean energy and unveiled new measures toward its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 . It's unveiling the initiatives ahead of COP26, the upcomi...

 2021-10-27 13:15 

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Uber will rent up to 50,000 Tesla EVs to drivers...

It's now clear why Hertz is buying a so many Tesla cars . The company is making up to 50,000 Tesla EVs available for rent solely to Uber ridesharing drivers in the US starting on November 1st. Workers in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washi...

 2021-10-27 13:00 

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Amazon adds new colors and software features to Echo Frames...

When Amazon's Echo Frames smart glasses first became widely available, we found they were capable if somewhat boring. There simply weren't many styles, colors and sizes to choose from at launch. Thankfully, Amazon is working to address that issue....

 2021-10-27 13:00 

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Adobe's Project In-Between uses AI to create 'living photos'...

At its annual design conference each year, Adobe shows off the new features coming to its range of Creative Cloud apps. The company also has a tradition of previewing experimental tools that may make it to the likes of Photoshop and others. As part of its...

 2021-10-27 12:40 

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Blink security cameras are up to 33 percent off right now...

The holiday shopping season is a good time to invest in smart home gadgets since many are heavily discounted. And with the season starting earlier than ever this year, we're already seeing good discounts on things like home security cameras. Amazon ha...

 2021-10-27 12:15 

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Analysis reveals coordinated Twitter campaign against Harry and Meghan...

Most of the Harry-and-Meghan hate you see on Twitter comes from a relatively small number of accounts, according to Bot Sentinel. The Twitter analytics service has published a report examining activity on the website related to the Duke and Duchess of Sus...

 2021-10-27 12:00 

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Instant Pot's new $170 Pro Plus is WiFi-connected and offers guided cooking...

The Instant Pot is frequently one of the best-selling kitchen appliances thanks to its multicooking capabilities. It can be a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a pressure cooker, and some models even let you make yogurt. A few years ago, the company released th...

 2021-10-27 11:20 

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The Morning After: Best Buy and Home Depot pull several Chinese-made security cameras...

Two US-China stories seemed to occur independently of each other yesterday. First up, Best Buy and Home Depot pulled security cameras made by some Chinese companies linked to Uyghur surveillance. Both US retail giants have stopped selling products from Lo...

 2021-10-27 11:06 

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Google now lets users ask for images of minors to be removed from Search...

Google has activated a safety feature that lets minors under 18 request that images of themselves be removed from search results, The Verge has reported. Google first announced the option back in August as part of a slate of new safety measures for kids, ...

 2021-10-27 09:25 

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Google Stadia introduces free trials with its own 'Hello Engineer' game...

On top of announcing a Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and a Doom Eternal update yesterday, Stadia appears to have added support for free game trials starting with its own exclusive title, 9to5Google has reported. Spotted by YouTuber Gem, the feature allows users ...

 2021-10-27 08:41 

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Netflix's new 'Cowboy Bebop' trailer shows first footage from the show...

Netflix has previously given us glimpses of its live-action adaptation of the classic anime Cowboy Bebop . Its latest trailer, however, shows actual footage from the series for the first time. You'll see scenes of the crew in action, from the time the...

 2021-10-27 05:24 

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Niantic's 'Pikmin Bloom' mobile game starts rolling out...

Pokmon Go's creator has a new augmented reality mobile game, and this time, it's all about Pikmin. Niantic is now rolling out Pikmin Bloom worldwide, starting with Singapore and Australia where it's already live. Similar to Pokmon Go , you'...

 2021-10-26 21:33 

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The 2022 Range Rover will come with both 'mild' and plug-in hybrid powertrains...

Land Rover executives unveiled the latest iteration of the company's renowned flagship on Tuesday, showing off a strikingly well-appointed 5th generation SUV that's also surprisingly friendly to the environment, if not your budget. The company'...

 2021-10-26 20:48 

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Snap, TikTok and YouTube need to do more to protect children, lawmakers say...

The Senate Commerce Committee just wrapped up another three-hour hearing about social media's effect on children and teens. But the latest hearing was different from previous ones in an important way: it featured representatives from TikTok, Youtube a...

 2021-10-26 20:12 

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GM will install as many as 40,000 community EV charging stations...

GM is close to launching a new wave of electric vehicles , and it's making sure the charging infrastructure is in place to keep those EVs on the road. The automaker has launched a community charging initiative that will install as many as 40,000 Level...

 2021-10-26 19:55 

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WhatsApp's iOS-to-Android history transfer tool rolls out to Pixel devices...

After debuting on Samsung Galaxy devices at the start of September, WhatsApp's cross-platform chat history transfer feature is now rolling out to the wider Android ecosystem . Starting today, you can move your entire message history, including any voi...

 2021-10-26 19:20 

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Blizzard cancels BlizzConline 2022 amid sexual harassment scandal...

Blizzard won't host a BlizzConline event in early 2022 as it previously said it would. Back at the end of May, when it canceled BlizzCon 2021 , the studio said its plan was to put on a global event at the start of 2022 that would feature both in-perso...

 2021-10-26 18:44 

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'Dune: Part Two' arrives October 20th, 2023...

It didn't take long to greenlight a follow-up to Denis Villeneuve's Dune . Legendary Pictures has confirmed plans to release Dune: Part Two , saying it was "excited to the continue the journey." The studio expects the movie to premiere Oct...

 2021-10-26 18:40 

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FCC revokes China Telecom's ability to offer services in the US...

The Federal Communications Commission has revoked the ability of China Telecom Americas to operate in the US. Citing national security concerns, the agency voted unanimously in favor of a proposal it had been considering since the end of 2020 . With today...

 2021-10-26 17:16 

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Valve reveals dates for Steam's Halloween, autumn and winter sales...

Even though Valve usually keeps the dates of Steam sales close to the chest until almost the time they go live, the details usually end up leaking anyway. This time, though, Valve is getting ahead of the curve. It confirmed when the next three sales will ...

 2021-10-26 17:01 

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 695 brings faster 5G to low-cost phones...

Now that 5G phones are more affordable , Qualcomm wants to make those low-cost devices more desirable. The company has introduced three new systems-on-chip that all promise improved performance for budget 5G hardware. The star is easily the Snapdragon 695...

 2021-10-26 16:40 

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Yubico's latest security offers USB-C and NFC authentication for $29...

After introducing the $80 YubiKey Bio and $85 YubiKey C Bio at the start of the month, Yubico's latest physical security is for those who want a no-frills option. At $29 or 29, the Security Key C NFC comes with almost everything you could want from a ...

 2021-10-26 16:21 

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Arturia's MicroFreak gets a custom wavetable synth mode...

One of my favorite budget synths just keeps getting better . After adding three new amazing oscillators earlier this year, Arturia is bringing custom wavetables to the MicroFreak as a free firmware update. The MicroFreak already had a wavetable engine bui...

 2021-10-26 16:12 

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'A Quiet Place' is being adapted into a video game...

No one in their right mind would actually want to live in the world of A Quiet Place , where denizens walk around barefoot and move as silently as possible to avoid incurring the wrath of highly noise-sensitive aliens. But, if you'd like to find out h...

 2021-10-26 15:49 

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White House picks Jessica Rosenworcel as first female FCC chair...

The FCC might soon have its first permanent woman leader. President Biden has nominated current acting chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to a permanent position, making her the first female to lead the commission if confirmed. The nomination isn't be a s...

 2021-10-26 15:21 

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'Returnal' players can finally save their game (sort of)...

One of the main complaints players had about Returnal , aside from the high level of difficulty, is that, until now, there was no real way to save your game in the middle of a run. Sure, you could leave your PS5 on or put it in rest mode, but if there was...

 2021-10-26 15:00 

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Volvo's 2022 C40 Recharge adds fastback style to the XC40...

The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is the automaker's first EV-only vehicle. Of course, it shares most of its design and all of its powertrain with the XC40 Recharge. But it sets itself apart with a fastback design that makes it both a more distinct vehicle ...

 2021-10-26 14:57 

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Artists can bake verification into their NFTs using Photoshop...

If you're going to buy NFT art , it's important to know that you're buying the real thing — and Adobe thinks it can help. It's updating Photoshop on the desktop with a beta Content Credentials feature that, among other upgrades, help...

 2021-10-26 14:25 

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Amazon's Clubhouse competitor may let you DJ your own radio show...

Amazon is said to be working on a live audio app that sounds like it will let anyone be the DJ of their own radio show — including music. Project Mic, as the app is currently known, will reportedly focus on the US market at first, though the launch ...

 2021-10-26 13:33 

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Verizon partners with Amazon to offer satellite internet in rural areas...

Amazon's internet satellites will be put to work expanding rural broadband coverage. CNBC reports Verizon is teaming with Amazon to improve fixed wireless internet access in rural areas in the US. The alliance will initially concentrate on expanding V...

 2021-10-26 13:00 

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Photoshop update lets you simply hover over an object to select it...

Adobe has unveiled its latest Photoshop update on desktop and iPad for its Adobe Max 2021 event, and as with the last few versions, the most interesting features are powered by AI. Chief among those is the "Hover Auto-masking Object Selection Tool"...

 2021-10-26 13:00 

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Adobe brings Photoshop and Illustrator to the web...

Adobe has announced that it's taken "a major step forward for collaboration" by bringing its Photoshop and Illustrator apps to the web. The idea is not to do let you do complex work from a web page, but allow collaborators to open and view you...

 2021-10-26 13:00 

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Oura's updated smart ring has continuous heart-rate tracking...

It's been four years since Oura launched its second-generation smart ring , but the company hasn't been out of the spotlight in all of that time. Oura rings found themselves on the fingers of a number of high-profile figures and a number of studie...

 2021-10-26 13:00 

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Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition review: The best e-reader. Period....

One thing you can definitely say about Amazon's Kindle: it's not the kind of device you need to upgrade often, even if you're an avid reader. I've been using the same one since late 2015, and it's still going strong. But Amazon caught ...

 2021-10-26 13:00 

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Adobe adds automatic sky and subject masking to Lightroom...

At its annual Max conference, Adobe detailed some enhancements that are coming to its Lightroom and Lightroom Classic software suites . To start, the company is introducing a "re-envisioned" set of selective adjustment tools. Set to make their way...

 2021-10-26 13:00 

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Adobe adds motion, reference layers and more to its Fresco painting app...

Adobe Fresco has given artists and designers the ability to draw and paint with lifelike digital materials for two years now. Last fall, the company expanded the app to iPhone , but this year the updates are much more robust. With the additions announced ...

 2021-10-26 12:00 

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Master & Dynamic put its headphone expertise into a $450 gaming headset...

Master & Dynamic has staked its name on its mix of refined design, premium materials and crisp, clear audio quality. The company has a number of models under its belt, including wired, wireless and noise-cancelling headphones , in addition to true wireles...

 2021-10-26 12:00 

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Palm pivots to audio with $129 ANC true wireless earbuds...

Three years after releasing a teensy phone designed to act as a companion for your primary device, the latest incarnation of Palm is back with a new product: a set of true wireless earbuds. Former designers from Beats by Dre and Samsung created the Palm B...

 2021-10-26 11:15 

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The Morning After: Sony's Xperia Pro-1 is camera first, smartphone second...

Sony's smartphones have never quite set the world on fire. It's one of the last storied tech companies still willing to try to sell phones, despite the dominance of Apple and Samsung. The company seemed to turn a corner with its Xperia 1 series &m...

 2021-10-26 08:25 

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US retailers stop selling security cameras made by some Chinese companies...

Home Depot and Best Buy have pulled the products of Chinese tech surveillance makers linked to human rights abuses from their shelves, according to TechCrunch . Both US retail giants have stopped selling products from Lorex and Ezviz, while Lowe's no ...

 2021-10-26 07:34 

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Microsoft Insider update offers easier Twitch streaming on Xbox consoles...

Streaming to Twitch on the PS5 is relatively easy, but not so much on the Xbox Series X or S — you currently need to download the Twitch app and run through a series of steps. However, Microsoft is introducing "Console Live Streaming" on its...

 2021-10-26 03:12 

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Sony's Xperia Pro-I is a $1,800 phone with a 1-inch camera sensor...

At the start of 2021, Sony introduced the $2,500 Xperia Pro . It was a phone the company made for video professionals. Now, Sony is back with a second professional-grade smartphone designed to appeal to photography enthusiasts. The headline feature of the...

 2021-10-25 22:07 

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's future is 'young adults' and the metaverse...

Amid reports that Facebook has misled shareholders about significant declines in teens and younger users, Mark Zuckerberg said the company was "retooling" in order to make "serving young adults" its top priority. To do that, the company pl...

 2021-10-25 20:08 

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Blue Origin announces plans for a commercial space station...

Blue Origin has more ambitious plans than simply space tourism. Today, the spaceflight company owned by Jeff Bezos announced that it is working on creating its very own space station as well. Called Orbital Reef , it promises to be something of an industr...

 2021-10-25 19:47 

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YouTube will begin demonetizing 'low-quality' kids videos next month...

Google has announced a policy change to push YouTube creators to produce and publish higher-quality content for kids. Starting next month, the company will demonetize channels that primarily target young people or market themselves as "made for kids&#...

 2021-10-25 19:17 

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Apple's first Korean TV series is about brain hacking...

Apple TV+ will expand into a new territory when it launches in South Korea on November 4th. In a case of perfect timing, the streaming service's first series from the country will debut worldwide on the same day (or a day earlier if you're in the ...

 2021-10-25 18:27 

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HomePod mini software update adds support for Apple Music lossless...

It's not only iOS and macOS that Apple has updated today. The company has rolled out a firmware update for HomePod as well. The discontinued speaker now supports Apple Music lossless playback, as well as Dolby Atmos spatial audio. Apple Music lossless...

 2021-10-25 18:05 

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Samsung partners with Best Buy to offer in-store phone repairs across the US...

If you've ever damaged your phone, you may have run into a situation where you found it difficult to find a place that can repair it. Samsung is trying to help owners of its flagship devices avoid that situation with a newly announced Best Buy partner...

 2021-10-25 17:22 

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Zoom's automatic closed captioning rolls out to all free users...

Zoom's live transcription feature is now widely available to all free users . Previously it was a feature you had to pay to access, but toward the start of the year, Zoom said it would roll it out to everyone. Now that it's here, free users don...

 2021-10-25 17:11 

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macOS Monterey is out now without SharePlay...

Apple has at long last released the latest major version of its Mac operating system, macOS Monterey . While it's perhaps a more modest update than in previous years, there are some significant changes in some areas of the OS. The new-look Safari migh...

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