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Google Find My Device now works indoors for some buildings

In this technological day and age, we are still prone to forgetting and losing things. And in this technological day and age, we are still at a loss when trying to find them because most solutions come up short of what we need. Bluetooth trackers work only up to a certain range and GPS-based methods often don‘t work indoors. While Continue reading

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Galaxy M benchmark shows Samsung‘s next budget phone play

Although it‘s not as bad as when it still made feature phones, Samsung still has quite a dizzying array of models and brands. Just as it did when it dropped the feature phones, Samsung will reportedly consolidate its Android lines into Galaxy S, Galaxy A, and Galaxy M (S,A, M) models. Either that or it will actually add one more Continue reading

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Apple‘s next medical mission: put veterans‘ health records in iPhones

It is still primarily a technology company but Apple has lately been obsessing over one largely untapped market: medical technology and gadgets. It has turned the Apple Watch Series 4 into a miniature diagnostics lab, acquired and invested in medical and health startups, and is slowly but surely turning the iPhone into a digital repository for your medical records. The Continue reading

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No Man‘s Sky Visions update is going to be huge

No Man‘s Sky almost ended up being the tragic story of an ambitious game that bit off more than it could chew. Fortunately, developer Hello Games managed to steer the ship around not only to save it but to also prove that the initial disappointing release was really just the foundations of greater things to come. And it seems that Continue reading

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Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ3 join the Sony Open Devices army

At least in the US and other major markets, Sony‘s Xperia phones have so far failed to secure a foothold. Even after its fairly laudable efforts to reinvent its line with a focus on AI and changing its design language. But for a certain group of Android users, Sony remains the only trustworthy option when it comes to developer-friendly devices. Continue reading

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Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit now available to expand Amazon‘s territory

Apple‘s Siri, one of if not the first smart assistants in the consumer market, may have improved in the latest iOS update but the market is still largely dominated by Amazon Echo and Google Assistant. And in that race, Amazon not only has a head start, it also has an advantage in terms of the number of third-party Alexa-enabled devices. Continue reading

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Ford patents method to eliminate ‘new car smell‘ from vehicles

Ford has patented a method for eliminating the new car smell from new cars. It seems like an odd move given the popularity of a new car‘s odor, something many air fresheners have attempted to replicate, but the automaker has a single good reason for its madness: China. The aroma of a newly deployed vehicle isn‘t popular in the nation. Continue reading

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Fortnite Winter Royale 1m competition is open to all players

Epic Games has announced Winter Royale, an open competition with a 1 million prize pool. Unlike many of the tournaments, Winter Royale is is open to all players; it is described as a test event ahead of next year‘s Fortnite World Cup. Winter Royale will involve two parts, one being a qualifiers event and the second being the finals. Winter Continue reading

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The LEGO Movie 2: A guide to all 19x wave-1 building sets

Today we‘re taking a peek at all 19 of the first wave of building sets for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part! This is the second of two movies (of what we must assume will be a never-ending collection), coming back to visit with all the biggest names in LEGO voices from the first round. Right about now we‘re Continue reading

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NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully tests arm in space

NASA‘s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully extended its robotic sampling arm in space. This is the first time the arm was extended after deployment, indicating that its planned future mission to retrieve an asteroid sample will go according to plan. According to the space agency, the arm completed a series of motions as part of the test. NASA previously referred to Continue reading

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Amazon working on Alexa newscaster voice for reading the news

Amazon‘s Alexa personal assistant is able to read the news, but she does so using the same voice users hear when issuing commands and getting search results. That‘ll soon change, the company has revealed it is creating a newscaster voice for its assistant that‘ll give Alexa the same style and flow heard on an evening news program. Everyone is Continue reading

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Chrome OS might soon let Linux apps dip into Android folders

Google seems to grooming Chrome OS to be the one OS that runs them all. Well, almost all since, at the moment, it can only run Chrome apps, Android apps via Google Play Store, and Linux apps via the Debian GNU/Linux distro. But while that arrangement might seem like the perfect setup, at least for users who prefer Linux over, Continue reading

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Uber is adding hundreds of wheelchair-accessible vehicles in six markets

Uber has been criticized for its lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but that‘ll soon be changing thanks to a new partnership with MV Transportation. Under the new arrangement, Uber will add hundreds of wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the future, deploying them in half a dozen of the markets where it operates. Because Uber doesn‘t own the cars that are driven on its Continue reading

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Romaine E. coli outbreak: What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control has published another E. coli advisory involving romaine lettuce sold in the US and Canada. The latest advisory follows an outbreak earlier this year, during which time the public was advised to discard packaged romaine lettuce products over the health risk. This time around, the CDC warns that any type of romaine lettuce should be Continue reading

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Overwatch free week begins today: How to get playing

In case you missed the news, Overwatch begins another free promotion today. Usually, these free-to-play periods for Overwatch only last a weekend, but this time around, the game will be free for nearly an entire week. That means you‘ll be able to play through the holiday weekend and spend a significant amount of time with the game before deciding whether Continue reading

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Bill Nye‘s 5 reasons we can‘t live on Mars

At an event promoting the new National Geographic Channel‘s series Mars, scientist and science educator Bill Nye spoke about the Red Planet‘s future. While he‘s all about the idea that astronauts travel to Mars and explore Mars and possibly even mine Mars, he‘s pretty much against the idea that humans could live on Mars. This whole idea of terraforming Mars, Continue reading

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate overview trailer sets stage for a massive brawl

With a release date of December 7, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is right around the corner. Without a doubt, this is the biggest Super Smash Bros game yet, but we knew that was the case when Nintendo revealed that every fighter that‘s ever appeared in the series will be returning for Ultimate. Nintendo‘s pre-release marketing has certainly suggested that there‘s Continue reading

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OtterBox iPad Pro cases should settle your bend fears

If recent bend tests have you eyeing your new iPad Pro with concern as to how you‘ll keep it safe in your bag, OtterBox may have the answer. The protective case company has revealed its newest models for the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Gen, and as you‘d expect they‘re all about saving your tablet from scratches, Continue reading

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NASA starts SpaceX safety probe after Musk concerns

NASA has initiated a safety probe into both SpaceX and Boeing reportedly due to a video of Elon Musk smoking weed, according to a new report. Musk partook of the substance on video during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, during which time he was filmed in September smoking cannabis and drinking whiskey. The video reportedly upset some Continue reading

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Microsoft Accounts dumped passwords for something much safer

As time moves on, it‘s becoming more and more clear that relying on passwords isn‘t really the best way to keep our online accounts secure. In the name of beefing up security, a number of companies have started moving to two-factor authentication or password-less sign-in, and today, Microsoft added its name to that ever-growing list. Beginning today, Microsoft is letting Continue reading

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Moto Z4 ODIN leaked as Motorola‘s next hero phone

The next major smartphone release from Motorola was tipped this afternoon in the form of a codename Odin. This is the father of Thor in Norse mythology, and indeed the ruler of the 9 realms. Given the rumor that this smartphone has the ability to work with the Motorola 5G Moto Mod, it only makes sense that this would be Continue reading

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Pixel 3 camera bug is a new nightmare for Android

The Pixel 3 is experiencing yet another camera bug, with some owners of Google‘s Android flagship complaining that they can‘t get past an annoying crash. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL‘s camera technology - most recently Night Sight - is universally acclaimed as the smartphones‘ most impressive feature, but it hasn‘t exactly been smooth sailing. Already we‘ve seen one Continue reading

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If Steam Link is gone, here are your alternatives

By the time you read this, Steam Link may already be dead. This week Valve announced they‘d soon no longer have physical hardware units for their Steam Link system available for sale. This was true of both stock in the UK and in the USA, and final stock will likely leave the official Steam store soon. For those users that Continue reading

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Pixel 3 Call Screen transcripts update coming soon, here‘s how

Most of us seem to agree that Pixel 3‘s Call Screen feature is a very awesome thing, as it lets you screen calls using Google Assistant and shows a real-time transcript of the call as it happens. If there‘s one annoyance with Call Screen, it‘s that it doesn‘t save that transcript after the call is over - instead, it‘s simply Continue reading

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