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Google Play Books update brings audio narration to kids titles

Google has been trying to make ebooks accessible to a wider global audience including those who are learning to read. The web giant is continuing its focus on youngsters by launching a set of audio resource tools for children#39;s titles on Google P...

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Watch Samsung detail its Micro LED TVs

We got a first look at Samsung‘s 2021 TV lineup at CES 2021, but on Tuesday the company provided more information on details like pricing and availability. And we‘ve crammed all of its biggest announcements in a video that clocks in at under 10 min...

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Epic Games has bought ‘Fall Guys‘ studio Mediatonic

Epic Games has bought Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Fall Guys studio Mediatonic. The collective also includes the publisher Irregular Corporation and another studio, Fortitude Games. ‘Beyond the shared vision among our teams, we see tremen...

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‘Pokemon Go‘ on HoloLens 2 is a glimpse at the future of AR gaming

What if you could play Pokemon Go without holding a phone? And what if you could battle alongside your friends, no matter where they are in the world? That#39;s something we got a taste of at the Microsoft Ignite conference today, as Niantic CEO Joh...

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The CPU from Apple‘s iMac G3 is powering NASA‘s Perseverance rover

When NASA#39;s Perseverance guided itself to the surface of Mars on February 18th, it did so with the help of the same processor that powered the 1998 iMac G3. You know, the colorful and bulbous all-in-one desktop that saved Apple#39;s business and...

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‘Pokemon Go‘ on HoloLens 2 is a glimpse at collaborative AR gaming

What if you could play Pokemon Go without holding a phone? And what if you could battle alongside your friends, no matter where they are in the world? That#39;s something we got a taste of at the Microsoft Ignite conference today, as Niantic CEO Joh...

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‘Hogwarts Legacy‘ may allow players to create transgender characters

Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming game set in the Harry Potter universe, will reportedly enable players to create a transgender character. According to Bloomberg, they#39;ll be able to select a body type and voice (masculine or feminine) that aren#39;t...

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Microsoft Mesh aims to bring holographic virtual collaboration to all

Last week, I sat around a table with fellow journalists as Greg Sullivan, Microsoft#39;s head of Mixed Reality, detailed the company#39;s vision for the future of virtual collaboration. Nobody was wearing masks or standing apart. We weren#39;t wor...

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The 2022 C40 Recharge will be Volvo‘s first leather-free EV

Volvo is going all in on going green, the company announced during an online press event on Tuesday. The car maker pledged to produce nothing but electrics by 2030, go fully carbon neutral by 2040 and to begin selling its vehicles virtually - startin...

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‘It Takes Two‘ turns a good platformer into a saccharine romcom

I‘m conflicted about It Takes Two, the new game from Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out studio Hazelight. On one hand, it‘s an adorable platformer featuring intuitive spatial puzzles and super-sized domestic environments, with a vibe reminisc...

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Google revamps Chrome profiles to make switching easier

Google has always offered Chrome profiles as a way for people who share devices to keep their browser info separate. And while past updates have focused on making signing in easier and improved theme customizations, it#39;s not done tinkering with t...

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This bundle will teach you how to build modern Android apps

Android 11 isn‘t even a year old, but it‘s already had a massive impact on the way users interact with their phones. It comes with screen recorders, improved password management and greater control over the permissions given to apps. If you‘re in the...

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Insect-like drones can take a beating and keep flying

Insect-like drones have taken one large step closer to becoming a practical reality. Researchers at Harvard, MIT and the City University of Hong Kong have developed tiny insect-inspired drones that can not only maneuver in extremely tight spaces, but...

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Samsung confirms availability for its 2021 TV lineup

Samsung has confirmed its extensive lineup of 2021 televisions, which span high-end Micro LEDs to refreshed gaming monitors and displays to new Frame models with more storage. Though most of the new TVs were unveiled at CES 2021, the latest details f...

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‘Aliens: Fireteam‘ is an online-only survival shooter with Xenomorph hordes

Six years and four acquisitions later, Cold Iron Studios is ready to reveal exactly what kind of Alien game it#39;s been working on: Aliens: Fireteam. It#39;s a third-person squad-based survival shooter, and it#39;s due to hit PC, PlayStation 4, P...

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SoundCloud‘s listener-based royalties promise better pay for indie artists

Artists who#39;ve complained about streaming music royalties might soon have a better option - in the right conditions. SoundCloud has launched a quot;fan-poweredquot; royalty system for indies that sends your subscription or ad money to the artis...

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Bose 700 wireless ANC headphones are 80 off right now

Some of our favorite wireless headphones have dropped back down to their Black Friday sale price. Amazon has the Bose 700 cans in arctic white for 299, which is 80 off their normal price. The arctic white model typically receives the steepest disco...

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PlayStation Store will stop selling movies and TV shows on August 31st

You#39;ll have to turn to third-party services if you want to buy or rent videos on your PlayStation later this year. Sony is discontinuing PlayStation Store movie and TV show purchases and rentals on August 31st. The electronics giant feels the qu...

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Flipboard makes it easier to find local news in 1,000 areas across the US and Canada

Back at the start of last year, Flipboard launched a dedicated Local tab to highlight news and content from publications in about two dozen markets across the US and Canada. Today, the company is introducing a new discovery mechanism that will allow...

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DJI officially unveils its cinematic FPV drone

As leaks suggested, DJI is releasing a cinematic first-person view drone that works with its FPV Goggles. The FPV comes with the latest version of the goggles and there#39;s an optional one-handed motion controller. The company is calling it a hybri...

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Microsoft boosts Teams with new presenter tools and PowerPoint integration

Microsoft#39;s Teams app for work is about to get superpowered. At its Ignite conference today, the company announced a slew of updates for its video chat tool to make it more useful and customizable. It also unveiled new made-for-Teams speakers wit...

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Apple‘s 10.2-inch iPad returns to a record low of 299 at Amazon

Apple#39;s 8th-generation iPad has gone on sale intermittently since its debut last September, and now you can grab it at a discounted price once again. Amazon has the space gray base iPad (32GB, WiFi) for 299, which is 30 off its normal price and...

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Our favorite shows, audiobooks and music to fall asleep to

If you‘re anything like me, the past year has wreaked havoc on your sleep schedule. Some of it is good - if you no longer have to commute, you‘ve probably snuck in an extra hour or two of sleep in the morning, or might even sneak away for a midday na...

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Vizio revives its plan to go public

Vizio has revived its plans to go public more than five years after its first attempt at an IPO. The TV and sound bar manufacturer has submitted a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its proposed initial public offering. A...

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