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 2021-06-16 20:27 

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Senate bill would make it easier to cancel a subscription online after a free trial...

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for people to cancel online subscriptions after a free trial period has ended. The Unsubscribe Act would require companies to be more transparent about subscription-based...

 2021-06-16 19:45 

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How to activate and use Google Chat...

Google is pitting itself against Slack by taking two of the features from its corporate Workplace app suite — Chat and Rooms — and integrating them into its personal Gmail app. Here's how to activate them....

 2021-06-16 19:44 

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Steam Next Fest lets you try hundreds of games...

Valve's Steam Next Fest is live and features hundreds of game demos for upcoming indie games to try. The event runs from June 16th through the 22nd and includes livestreams to watch as well....

 2021-06-16 19:29 

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Even the Xbox app has stories now...

Microsoft is adding stories to its Xbox mobile app. They're designed for brands to share updates and promotions about games, but Xbox users won't be able to share their own....

 2021-06-16 19:11 

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500...

Looking for the best cheap phone? There are a lot of smartphones for less than 500 bucks, but only a few are great. Whether you want an iPhone, an inexpensive OnePlus all-arounder, a big-screened Samsung phone, or a great camera on a Pixel phone, here are...

 2021-06-16 19:00 

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Facebook will start putting ads in Oculus Quest apps...

Facebook will begin testing ads inside a handful of apps on its Oculus Quest virtual reality platform, with plans to expand the system based on user feedback....

 2021-06-16 18:49 

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How Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to fight tech monopolies...

President Joe Biden tapped Lina Khan, one of the most prominent critics of Big Tech, to lead the Federal Trade Commission. In that role, Khan will have the authority to guide the FTC's agenda — and it's fair to assume she'll be taking a ...

 2021-06-16 18:45 

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The best cheap wireless earbuds to buy in 2021...

You don't need to spend $200 or even $100 to get perfectly good wireless earbuds. We've rounded up the best budget picks from Google, Skullcandy, OnePlus, Anker, 1More, Sony, and Beats....

 2021-06-16 18:38 

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The best phone to buy right now...

The best phone for you depends on a number of factors, but whether you're looking for a new iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, a smartphone with a fantastic camera, or something on a budget, here's what to buy....

 2021-06-16 18:06 

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Podcasts start coming to Facebook next week...

Facebook plans to start rolling out its podcasts product on June 22nd. Podcasters will be able to link their RSS feed to their page directly, allowing people to listen to episodes as they've published on Facebook....

 2021-06-16 17:32 

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Amazon appears to have removed RavPower, a popular phone battery and charger brand...

Amazon-first gadget brands Aukey and Mpow suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from the giant online retailer's storefront last month, and now popular battery and charger brand RavPower has completely disappeared as well....

 2021-06-16 17:15 

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Jaguar Land Rover says it's developing a hydrogen-powered prototype vehicle...

Jaguar Land Rover is working on a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle based on its Land Rover Defender, which it plans to begin testing later this year....

 2021-06-16 17:00 

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Slack is rolling out a new scheduled send feature...

Slack's new scheduled send feature will allow users to schedule messages for the future, making it easier to work with co-workers in different time zones....

 2021-06-16 16:30 

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The best smart displays for every home...

Whether you're looking for an Amazon Echo Show, a Google Nest Hub, or an Echo Show alternative like the Facebook Portal, these are the best smart displays to buy now....

 2021-06-16 16:30 

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The Twitch streamers fighting to keep minority languages alive...

Many users on Amazon's Twitch are utilizing the service to help keep dying and minority languages like Basque and Gaelic alive by streaming video games....

 2021-06-16 16:00 

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Facebook develops new method to reverse-engineer deepfakes and track their source...

Researchers from Facebook and Michigan State University have created an algorithm that can fingerprint the generative models used to create AI deep fakes. The research could help with future forensic investigations into deepfakes....

 2021-06-16 15:43 

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The Verge's Father's Day Gift Guide 2021...

We've amassed suggestions for Father's Day that include traditional and not-so-traditional gifts, such as a Leatherman multitool, Chromecast with Google TV, Apple TV 4K, vintage ball caps, and a Logitech gaming mouse....

 2021-06-16 15:30 

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Oppo's rollable concept phone is pure potential lacking polish...

Oppo announced its rollable X 2021 concept phone in 2020, and we recently had the chance to try it out for ourselves. It's a promising concept, but Oppo clearly has a lot of work to do before it commercializes the product....

 2021-06-16 15:26 

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AMD launches Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Edition with a performance bump...

AMD has created a liquid cooled version of its flagship RX 6900 XT graphics card. It looks like the new GPU will only be available in pre-built systems, for a high price tag....

 2021-06-16 15:20 

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Apple reportedly trialed plans for a primary care service on its own employees...

Apple is testing a program that integrates data from the Apple Watch with clinical care, The Wall Street Journal reported. Employees raised concerns about the project....

 2021-06-16 15:18 

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Waymo raises $2.5 billion in second external funding round...

Waymo announced it's raised $2.5 billion to help fund its mission to launch autonomous vehicles as a ride-hailing service in more cities. Most of the same groups that participated in Waymo's first external investment are back for this second round...

 2021-06-16 15:00 

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Facebook's AI moderator will tell group admins when users are beefing in the comments...

Facebook is launching a suite of new tools for group admins. The tools include an experimental new Conflict Alerts feature, which uses AI to spot potential arguments in comments and notify admins....

 2021-06-16 14:54 

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GTA Online is shutting down for PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year...

Rockstar Games announced that GTA Online will no longer be available to play on PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles starting on December 16th, 2021. The online component has been available since the game initially launched in 2013....

 2021-06-16 14:19 

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General Motors' electric vehicle plan just got even more expensive...

GM will spend $35 billion on electric and autonomous vehicles by 2025, a 75 percent increase from the amount announced prior to the pandemic. The automaker is in a race with VW, Ford, Tesla, and the rest of the auto industry to electrify its vehicle lineu...

 2021-06-16 14:11 

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Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go is up to 24 percent off at B&H Photo...

There are plenty of deals ahead of Father's Day and Prime Day 2021, including the best price on Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go, the Apple Watch Series 6, as well as a Prime-exclusive discount on Amazon's Echo speakers....

 2021-06-16 14:00 

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Google's first retail store opens this week...

Google is finally opening a store, but it's starting small. It will begin selling the Pixel, Nest, and other Google hardware in New York City, in a retail space under its own Chelsea office space...

 2021-06-16 13:15 

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Honor confirms Google's apps will return to its phones with new 50 series...

The Honor 50 series will be able to ship with Google's apps and services. The company officially launched the Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro in China today and said the devices will release in the country later in June....

 2021-06-16 13:00 

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Spotify's Clubhouse competitor Greenroom launches today...

Spotify's live social audio app Greenroom is launching on iOS and Android. It's a reskinned version of the Locker Room app that's been made to account for more than just sports talk....

 2021-06-16 12:42 

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The best wired or wireless gaming mouse you can buy...

Looking for the best gaming mouse to buy in 2021? We've tested the latest wired and wireless mice from Logitech, Corsair, Razer, SteelSeries, and more, coming away with a definitive ranking that suits a range of budgets....

 2021-06-16 10:50 

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The Atari VCS retro console gets its long-awaited retail release...

The Atari VCS is finally available to buy at retail. Atari is selling the console via its own site, while Best Buy and Micro Center also have listings online. It's the first time the machine has been available to buy at retail....

 2021-06-16 10:04 

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Microsoft is bringing next-gen Xbox games to the Xbox One with xCloud...

Microsoft will let older Xbox One consoles access Microsoft Flight Simulator, Starfield, and other next-gen Xbox consoles through xCloud game streaming....

 2021-06-16 10:00 

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Lincoln vehicles getting hands-free driving feature and native Android...

Ford's luxury brand Lincoln plans to reveal its first EV in 2022, and will have a full lineup of electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030, the company has announced. Lincoln's new vehicles will also come with new features like hands-free driving on hi...

 2021-06-16 09:08 

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Windows 11's default wallpapers are Microsoft's best yet...

Windows 11 has leaked, alongside its new default wallpaper. There are a number of new wallpapers, and they're Microsoft's best yet....

 2021-06-16 09:00 

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New website tracks which colleges will use eproctoring software this fall...

Fight for the Future has launched Ban Eproctoring, a website that tracks whether a number of colleges will use eproctoring software for the fall 2021 semester and encourages viewers to tweet at them, email them, and sign a petition advocating against the ...

 2021-06-16 04:50 

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Sony reportedly plans PSVR successor for next holiday season...

Sony's next-gen PlayStation VR headset is likely to come out in late 2022, according to Bloomberg.. The headset is said to use OLED panels from Samsung Display, despite a broader shift to LCD in the VR market....

 2021-06-15 23:20 

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Disney Plus has no plans for a lower cost ad-supported option for now, CEO says...

Disney CEO Bob Chapek says Disney Plus won't be adding ads to its service anytime soon, but did say the company is...

 2021-06-15 22:41 

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Zuckerberg says original Oculus Quest will get Air Link wireless streaming...

Under a Facebook post about a feature coming to the Oculus Quest, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the original Quest headset would be getting the wireless streaming abilities that the Quest 2 currently has....

 2021-06-15 22:36 

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Noctua's long-awaited passive CPU cooler is here...

Two years after announcing a passive heatsink potent enough to keep a Core i9-9900K CPU in check, the dead-silent Noctua NH-P1 has finally gone on sale today for $110....

 2021-06-15 22:12 

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Amazon Prime Day 2021: the latest news, deals, and coverage...

One of the biggest shopping events of the year, Amazon Prime Day, is less than a week away. To help you find the lowest prices on everything from headphones to OLED TVs, we've rounded the best deals and news to look out for....

 2021-06-15 21:23 

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You can sign up to learn when Dish's under-construction 5G network will launch near you...

Dish Network has launched a website called Project Genesis, offering to notify prospective customers when its under-construction 5G network comes to their area....

 2021-06-15 21:09 

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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announces Series C investment in ordinary human beings...

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott named 286 largely grassroots organizations to accept portions of her Amazon fortune in a Medium post in which she also broadly criticized the income inequality gap....

 2021-06-15 20:46 

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is selling the first web browser's code as an NFT...

The inventor of the World Wide Web is taking advantage of the latest of the internet's creations by auctioning off his original code and donating the proceeds to charity. The NFT will include the original browser, a letter, and more....

 2021-06-15 20:06 

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Lordstown Motors stops work on electric van to focus on pickup truck...

Lordstown Motors is pausing work on its second vehicle, an electric van, in order to focus on putting its electric pickup truck into production this year. The news comes after the EV startup's CEO and founder resigned amid an investigation, and news t...

 2021-06-15 19:07 

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Amazon's COVID-19 test is now available to consumers...

Amazon's FDA-authorized COVID-19 test kit, which was originally used for its own employees, is now available to consumers. People swab their nose and then send the sample to a lab....

 2021-06-15 18:28 

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The best early Prime Day deals...

Amazon Prime Day doesn't arrive until June 21st, but that hasn't stopped the popular retail giant from rolling out a host of deals to Amazon Prime subscribers. Right now, you can save on Amazon's Echo Buds, Echo devices, and more....

 2021-06-15 18:20 

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The best trailers of E3 2021...

E3 2021 featured a number of new trailers and game announcements, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Starfield, Far Cry 6, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Redfall, Metroid Dread, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, and more games for the PC, PS5, Xbo...

 2021-06-15 18:09 

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The next step for wearables could be illness 'warning lights'...

Research over the past year focused on how well wearable devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbits could detect COVID-19. Differentiating specific illnesses is hard, but they may be able to flag illnesses....

 2021-06-15 17:32 

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The Switch is getting new Mario Party and WarioWare games...

At it's E3 Direct show, Nintendo showed off Mario Party Superstars — a collection of classic Mario Party boards and minigames — and WarioWare: Get it Together, a new WarioWare game for the Switch....

 2021-06-15 17:29 

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eBay's sex ban wipes out an important storefront for queer collectors...

eBay has updated its adult content policy to remove the...

 2021-06-15 17:03 

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CD Projekt says Cyberpunk 2077 will return to Sony's PlayStation Store on June 21st...

Sony has restored CD Projekt Red's troubled open-world shooter Cyberpunk 2077 to the PlayStation Store after CDPR fixed numerous bugs and performance issues....

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