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Amazon Prime Day will reportedly start on October 13th

After it was delayed earlier in the year, Prime Day 2020 will kick off partway through next month, according to The Verge. The website says it obtained an internal Amazon email that states the two-day shopping event will start on October 13th. The co...

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Google will no longer let developers charge for Chrome extensions

Google will soon discontinue paid extensions for its Chrome browser. The company had previously temporarily disabled the feature but now plans to make the change permanent, as spotted by 9to5Google.With the change, developers who want to charge user...

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Walmart‘s latest drone trial delivers at-home COVID-19 tests

Walmart is starting to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests by drone. A trial got underway in North Las Vegas today and the deliveries will expand to Cheektowaga, New York early next month.It‘s delivering the kits to qualifying patients who live within a m...

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Facebook prepares for a potentially ‘chaotic‘ election aftermath

Facebook has become the latest tech giant to say its executives are planning for some of the worst case scenarios after the 2020 presidential election. During an interview with the Financial Times, Nick Clegg, the company‘s head of global affairs, sa...

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Fortnite‘s Battle Bus is dropping into ‘Rocket League‘

Rocket League is going free-to-play on Wednesday, and Psyonix and Epic Games are marking the occasion with a crossover with the publisher‘s other big free-to-play title, Fortnite. Llama-Rama is Rocket League‘s first in-game event after the switch, an...

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Twitter makes its ‘biggest push ever‘ to encourage voter registration

As part of National Voter Registration Day, Twitter is rolling out new tools to connect US users with voter registration resources. The platform says this is ‘its biggest push ever‘ to encourage people to register.Today, every person with a Twitter a...

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Microsoft gives Outlook for Mac a facelift for Big Sur

Microsoft‘s big changes to Outlook don‘t end with an updated iOS app - Outlook‘s Mac version will also get a major facelift in October, just in time for Apple‘s macOS Big Sur release. Announced as part of Microsoft‘s Ignite developer conference, the...

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Microsoft Teams will add breakout rooms and automated meeting recaps

Microsoft announced a slew of updates for Microsoft Teams meetings at Ignite, including more Together Mode scenes, custom layouts, breakout rooms and automated recaps. The maximum number of people who can attend a meeting is also expanding to 1,000 p...

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Microsoft Edge on Linux preview is coming in October

Microsoft‘s revamped, Chromium-powered Edge browser will finally arrive on Linux next month - but only as a developer preview, the company announced today. You‘ll be able to snag it on the Edge Insider site once it‘s available, or on the Linux packag...

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Microsoft says its 22,000 85-inch Surface Hub S2 can help with social distancing

Microsoft‘s 85-inch Surface Hub 2S will begin shipping in January, the company announced today. Pre-orders for the giant, 22,000 ‘collaborative display‘ are now open in the US.Microsoft unveiled the Surface Hub 2S in April 2019. Now, the company is...

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Microsoft‘s 85-inch Surface Hub 2S will ship in January

Microsoft‘s 85-inch Surface Hub 2S will begin shipping in January, the company announced today. Pre-orders for the giant, 22,000 ‘collaborative display‘ are now open in the US.Microsoft unveiled the Surface Hub 2S in April 2019. Now, the company is...

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Outlook for iOS and Android is getting better voice controls

As part of the slew of news from its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced some changes coming to its Outlook app for iOS and Android. Voice controls are getting expanded so you can dictate short emails or call a contact from the app, in addit...

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How to tell if the air around us is safe to breathe

The West‘s 2020 fire season has been absolutely brutal, with more than 7,600 blazes spreading the length of coast, killing 35 people and charring 3.1 million acres to date. Autumn winds arrived early this year, reducing humidity and desiccating under...

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Bose‘s Sleepbuds II address some of our concerns (just not the high price)

Two years ago, Bose released its first Sleepbuds. The pricey earbuds were meant to promote a good night‘s sleep by covering background noise (ie snoring) and relaxing users with tranquil tracks. Now, Bose is back with the Sleepbuds II. The next-gen e...

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Razer made wireless versions of its most popular accessories

Razer is moving deeper into wireless territory. It has released its first major collection of wireless gaming accessories. The lineup includes versions of some of Razer‘s most popular products, namely the BlackShark V2 headset, the DeathAdder V2 mous...

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Google Assistant can control Disney+ on Google smart displays

You can now use Google Assistant voice controls to navigate Disney+ content on smart displays like Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. To use the feature, you‘ll have to link your Disney+ subscription to your Google Home or Assistant app. Then, just say somet...

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TikTok removed more than 104 million videos in the first half of 2020

TikTok‘s surging popularity has resulted in more video takedowns. The company‘s latest transparency report states that it removed 104 million clips during the first six months of 2020. For comparison, the last report - which was published a couple of...

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Replacing an Apple Watch Solo Loop could be a headache

Apple is trying something new with its Watch Series 6. The new device comes with the option of clasp-less bands -- either the silicon Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop. But it turns out things aren‘t going so well. If you order an Apple Watch Series 6 w...

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The next US particle accelerator will be built on Long Island by 2031

Work has begun to build a new particle accelerator at the Department of Energy‘s Brookhaven National Laboratory at Upton, Long Island. The new facility will form the backbone of the Electron-Ion Collider project, an initiative to learn the secrets of...

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Qualcomm‘s mid-range chip uses AI to clean up the audio on voice calls

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 750G, a 5G-capable processor designed for mid-range smartphones rather than higher-tier devices that might use the Snapdragon 765G. The key feature is an updated 4 TOPS (trillion operations per second) AI system t...

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You can now set Firefox as your default iOS browser

One big benefit of iOS 14 is that you can set non-Apple-made apps as your default, including for email and web browsing. Hot on the heels of you being able to set Chrome and Gmail as your clients of choice, Firefox is enabling you to make its browser...

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Jabra‘s Elite 85t true wireless earbuds offer adjustable ANC for 229

Since 2018, Jabra has built some of the best true wireless earbuds you can buy. The Elite 65t was a solid all-around option, and the follow-up - the Elite 75t - made the leap from good to great. Despite a comfy fit and a host of handy features, that...

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Jabra will add ANC to its Elite 75t earbuds in October

Jabra‘s Elite 75t may be the best true wireless earbuds you can buy right now, but they don‘t have active noise cancellation (ANC). The buds do offer a host of attractive features - from a comfy fit to ambient sound and customizable audio and control...

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Elgato‘s new Ring Light can be controlled from a Stream Deck

When it comes to streaming, a well lit room can often make the difference when engaging with a community. Elgato has been developing its livestream lighting range for a while now, and its newest lighting product - the Ring Light - has been designed t...

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