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 2021-07-29 18:33 

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'Black Widow' star Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming strategy...

Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the company's decision to release the movie in theaters and on Disney+ simultaneously . Johansson claims that the move constituted a breach of contract, as The Wall Street Journal reports. In th...

 2021-07-29 18:14 

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'Marvel's Avengers' Black Panther expansion arrives August 17th...

We knew it was coming , but the War for Wakanda expansion for Marvel's Avengers now has a street date. Square Enix will release the free DLC on August 17th, the publisher announced today . Billed as the largest content update to Marvel's Avengers ...

 2021-07-29 17:55 

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Robinhood CEO's plan for the future sounds a lot like a bank...

Newly public Robinhood has ambitions to be much more than just a stock-trading app, according to its CEO. In an interview with the AP , CEO Vlad Tenev said that, eventually, he wants to turn Robinhood into "the single money app" his users need. Th...

 2021-07-29 17:20 

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GarageBand can teach you how to remix songs from Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga...

GarageBand creators have a bunch more tools at their disposal as of today, including sound packs from Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga . You can learn how to remix Dua Lipa's "Break My Heart" and Lady Gaga's "Free Woman" in the app. Along wi...

 2021-07-29 17:10 

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Airbnb adds built-in speed test to help hosts include WiFi info in listings...

While Airbnb has for a long time allowed hosts to list how fast the WiFi connection is at their rentals, it's not something you see detailed with every home, condo and apartment on the service. As the company continues to try to attract remote workers...

 2021-07-29 16:16 

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Nikola founder Trevor Milton indicted on fraud charges...

Trevor Milton , the founder and former executive chairman of electric vehicle company Nikola , has been charged with two counts of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud by a federal grand jury. Milton has been accused of lying about "nearly all...

 2021-07-29 15:58 

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'Hawkeye' debuts on Disney+ on November 24th...

Hawkeye , the next live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe series, will debut on Disney+ on November 24th, with new episodes to follow every Wednesday thereafter . Disney shared the news in an interview Entertainment Weekly published with series star Jeremy...

 2021-07-29 15:03 

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Uber will offer free Rosetta Stone language courses to drivers...

Uber wants to overcome the language barriers you'll sometimes encounter when hailing a ride . The Verge says Uber has partnered with Rosetta Stone to offer free language lessons through its Driver app. Both Uber and Uber Eats drivers can use the featu...

 2021-07-29 14:45 

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Huawei's P50 lineup is powered by HarmonyOS 2 but lacks 5G...

Huawei has revealed the P50 and P50 Pro, its first flagship phones that use HarmonyOS 2 from the outset. The company started rolling out the operating system to its existing devices in early June. The switch to HarmonyOS was made in part due to US sanctio...

 2021-07-29 13:56 

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Apple's MacBook Air M1 is on sale for $850 right now at Amazon...

Those looking for a new daily-driver should seriously consider the MacBook Air M1 . Thanks to Apple's new processor, it's powerful enough to serve most people well and its new fanless design is a big improvement. The laptop normally starts at $1,0...

 2021-07-29 13:52 

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YouTubers have been rickrolled over a billion times...

One of the internet's best-known videos just marked an important (and arguably overdue) historic moment. KIRO7 notes that Rick Astley's video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" crossed 1 billion YouTube views on July 28th, putting the original ...

 2021-07-29 13:35 

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Samsung's 500GB T7 portable drive drops to $70 at Amazon...

Samsung's T-series of portable SSDs has been a favorite of ours for a while thanks to its compact design, speedy performance and general versatility. Not only are they good options for photographers and content creators who work with large files regul...

 2021-07-29 13:07 

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PlayStation 5 SSD upgrades are finally enabled for beta testers...

As expected , Sony is gradually opening up access to the PS5's empty M.2 expansion slot. Starting today, a new system software update gives beta users in the US, Canada and parts of Europe the ability to boost local storage with select SSD drives. But...

 2021-07-29 13:00 

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Intel NUC 11 Extreme review: A tiny gaming desktop you may actually want...

Who is a powerful miniature desktop for? That was the question running through my mind when I reviewed Intel's NUC 9 Extreme last year. It was the company's most powerful compact PC kit (NUC stands for "next unit of computing") at the time...

 2021-07-29 13:00 

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Nothing's Ear 1 wireless earbuds are an ambitious start...

How do you stand out as a new tech company when the dominant players have huge budgets, thousands of employees and decades of product R&D? That is Nothing's challenge, and its first product, a pair of true wireless earbuds, makes a pitch for a simplif...

 2021-07-29 11:48 

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Tesla update adds Disney+ streaming and a Car Wash mode...

Tesla is adding another popular streaming service to its in-car infotainment system. As part of its latest software update, you can now watch Disney+ when you have some downtime during charging. Tesla's Theater Mode already offers Netflix , Disney-own...

 2021-07-29 11:15 

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The Morning After: An official Xbox doughnut is coming...

As part of new restrictions on sexual content, Google is banning what it calls "compensated sexual relationships (i.e. sugar dating)," from its Android app store, starting September 1st, 2021. Google's wording on its inappropriate content poli...

 2021-07-29 10:55 

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Louis Vuitton is making a mobile game with embedded NFTs...

The worlds of fashion and gaming are cozying up to one another. From Gucci selling digital items in Roblox to Vogue 's virtual fashion spread starring Gigi Hadid, the two industries are increasingly overlapping to capture a young, tech-savvy audience....

 2021-07-29 10:35 

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Rocket Lab launches US Space Force satellite after its failed mission in May...

Rocket Lab has successfully launched a US military satellite in its first mission since its 20th Electron launch ended up in failure back in May. The company's Electron rocket made its way to space from its New Zealand launch site, carrying a small de...

 2021-07-29 10:05 

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Facebook's next product will be its long-awaited Ray-Ban smart glasses...

Facebook's booming business is dominated by digital ads, but it also has hardware ambitions beyond VR. During the company's latest earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said its next product release would be a pair of smart glasses from Ray-Ban. "...

 2021-07-29 09:30 

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Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access...

If you have an older Amazon Kindle with 3G internet, take note that you may not be able to wirelessly access and download new content anymore starting in December. As The Verge reports, Amazon has sent out emails to owners with old Kindles, telling them t...

 2021-07-29 08:10 

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Google is banning 'sugar daddy' apps as part of new sexual content restrictions...

The term "sugar daddy" entered the lexicon in force back in 2015 when a massive data breach exposed a list of clients on the dating app Ashley Madison. Now, we're hearing about it again via Google's latest Play store policy update , as And...

 2021-07-29 07:00 

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Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay EQ are its first true wireless earbuds with ANC...

Bang & Olufsen is no stranger to the true wireless game. The company has a number of wire-free models under its belt at this point, but there has been on glaring omission over the years: active noise cancellation (ANC). Today, B&O remedied the issue with ...

 2021-07-29 05:42 

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Samsung vows to make foldable smartphones 'mainstream'...

In its latest earnings release , Samsung confirmed that it will release new foldable smartphones soon and attempt to make the category "mainstream."; It also showed that it doesn't need mobile to make money, as it boosted earnings by 20 percent...

 2021-07-29 04:03 

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Spotify's CEO doesn't believe the platform has editorial responsibility over podcasts...

Joe Rogan's podcast has become one of the most listened-to shows on Spotify since the platform added it to its lineup last year. It's also become one of the most controversial due to Rogan's choice of guests and his own views. Spotify doesn...

 2021-07-28 21:58 

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Facebook will require its US office workforce to be vaccinated...

Facebook will require that its workers get immunized against the coronavirus before they can return to its Menlo Park headquarters and other offices across the US. "As our offices reopen, we will be requiring anyone coming to work at any of our US cam...

 2021-07-28 21:43 

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Mark Zuckerberg says video accounts for almost half the time spent on Facebook...

Facebook users are spending a lot more time watching video, and short-form video like Instagram Reels is growing fast. Speaking during the company's second-quarter earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that "video now accounts for almost half of...

 2021-07-28 21:11 

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This robot made a 100,000-domino 'Super Mario Bros.' mural in 24 hours...

A new robot known as the Dominator has set a Guinness World Record for placing 100,000 dominos in just over 24 hours. Created by YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober, the Dominator is the result of more than five years of work. Rober had help from...

 2021-07-28 19:37 

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The NBA is working with iHeartMedia to produce over 20 basketball podcasts...

The National Basketball Association is teaming up with iHeartMedia for a significant new push into the podcast market. In all, the two organizations plan to co-produce more than 20 shows together as part of a new multi-year partnership, with the first one...

 2021-07-28 19:02 

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FDA clears Synchron's brain-computer interface device for human trials...

A company that makes an implantable brain-computer interface (BCI) has been given the go-ahead by the Food and Drug Administration to run a clinical trial with human patients. Synchron plans to start an early feasibility study of its Stentrode implant lat...

 2021-07-28 18:10 

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Google will require coronavirus vaccines for returning office employees...

Google will require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before they're allowed to return to the company's offices. "Anyone coming to work on our campuses will need to be vaccinated," CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interna...

 2021-07-28 17:46 

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State attorneys general will appeal dismissal of Facebook antitrust suit...

The antitrust lawsuit brought by 48 attorneys general against Facebook isn't dead yet. A federal judge dismissed the suit last month, but the AGs have filed a notice of plan to appeal. "We filed this notice of appeal because we disagree with the c...

 2021-07-28 17:25 

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Activision Blizzard CEO says response to harassment lawsuit was 'tone deaf'...

Following nearly a week of internal unrest, Activision Blizzard has published a letter from CEO Bobby Kotick addressing the company's original response to the sexual harassment lawsuit brought against it by the California Department of Fair Employment...

 2021-07-28 17:00 

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James Bond's iconic Aston Martin is coming to 'Rocket League'...

Yet another iconic car is coming to Rocket League , and it's one that'll be nigh-on impossible to drive without humming a certain theme tune. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 will arrive in the Item Shop on July 29th. Until August 4th, you'll...

 2021-07-28 15:34 

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How to watch Rocket Lab's US Space Force satellite launch...

The US Space Force is gearing up to launch a research and development satellite on Thursday with the help of Rocket Lab . The company's Electron rocket is scheduled to launch from a site in New Zealand sometime between 2AM and 4AM ET (6PM-8PM local ti...

 2021-07-28 15:00 

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Google begins showing what its new Play Store safety listings will look like...

There's still half a year to go before you start seeing Google Play's new safety section, which will show you an Android app's privacy information, in listings within the store. Google announced the upcoming feature that's similar to the A...

 2021-07-28 15:00 

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Twitter tests new shopping features for businesses...

Twitter is the latest social media platform to experiment with new shopping features. The company is allowing a handful of brands to place a "Shop Module" at the top of their profiles that links to products their followers can buy. While it's ...

 2021-07-28 14:47 

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Sony has sold 10 million PS5 consoles...

The PlayStation 5 just crossed a significant milestone. Sony has revealed that it has sold 10 million PS5 consoles as of July 18th, eight months after the system's November 12th debut. The company considered that no mean feat between the pandemic and ...

 2021-07-28 14:28 

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Tesla will reportedly move stores out of high-end malls and use remote fleets...

The days of seeing Tesla stores in fancy malls and retail centers may be over, according to a report from Electrek . Sources tell the site that Tesla will instead focus on finding cheaper spaces, like parking lots and warehouses, that will house a remote ...

 2021-07-28 14:10 

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Uber is moving into flower deliveries...

The next time you open Uber Eats, you might see a new delivery option: a way to have flowers dropped off at your door swiftly with just a few taps. Uber has teamed up with flower industry stalwart FTD for its first nationwide florist partnership as part o...

 2021-07-28 14:00 

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Hulu will livestream Lollapalooza 2021 this weekend...

Lollapalooza is once again an in-person festival after a switch to a streaming-only gig in 2020 , but that's not the only big change for fans. Hulu has become the exclusive streaming partner for Lollapalooza 2021, and will stream the Chicago event to ...

 2021-07-28 14:00 

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Snapchat's map now helps you keep track of where you've been...

Snapchat is updating its in-app map to help users keep track of places they've visited, and where they may want to go next. An update rolling out today adds a new "Places" section to the map, with educated sections for recommendations, locatio...

 2021-07-28 14:00 

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Nura's latest wireless earbuds sound truly unique...

Nura might be a relatively new name in headphones, but the personalized-audio specialist is already revealing its third model: the Nuratrue. As the name suggests, the latest member of the family is a true wireless set (and the company's first model wi...

 2021-07-28 13:16 

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Archived WhatsApp chats will no longer come back to haunt you...

Your archived WhatsApp chats will no longer resurrect themselves — unless you let them. The messaging giant is rolling out a settings change that will keep those conversation threads tucked away in the Archived Chats folder by default, even if someo...

 2021-07-28 12:26 

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Krispy Kreme has created official Xbox-branded doughnuts...

Gaming promos are getting zanier all the time. The days of grabbing a Mountain Dew or a pack of Doritos for a chance to win an Xbox One are long gone. In our attention-zapped world, it has to be new or else it's DOA. With that in mind, Krispy Kreme ha...

 2021-07-28 11:15 

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The Morning After: iPhone sales are up 50 percent year over year...

The curse of buying new tech at the wrong time will get us all. In the last year, I've seen fellow Engadget employees buy a Nintendo Switch just before the OLED model broke cover, take the plunge with the iPhone SE just before the iPhone 12 mini was u...

 2021-07-28 11:05 

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The first 'Halo Infinite' multiplayer beta will open on July 29th...

After a series of setbacks , a small batch of beta testers will be among the first to play Halo Infinite . From tomorrow, July 29th, until August 1st, a bunch of Halo Insiders will get to try the sequel's multiplayer preview . The invite-only test wil...

 2021-07-28 10:35 

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Spotify added more paying customers than free ones last quarter...

Three months ago , Spotify predicted that user growth would start falling, because COVID-19 had prompted so many people to sign up than expected. Today, the audio giant was proved right, as new signups fell to nine million new users in the most recent qua...

 2021-07-28 09:30 

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Watch Cassie the bipedal robot run a 5K...

Cassie, a bipedal robot that's all legs, has successfully ran five kilometers without having a tether and on a single charge. The machine serves as the basis for Agility Robotics' delivery robot Digit, as TechCrunch notes, though you may also reme...

 2021-07-28 08:15 

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LG will reportedly sell iPhones in its South Korean stores...

Rumors swirled last week that LG would start selling iPhones in some of its South Korean stores, since it has stopped producing its own smartphones,. Now, LG has confirmed that it will start selling iPhones and other Apple products next month, ZDNet has r...

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