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Google AI finds exoplanet, bringing alien solar system to 8

Google‘s machine learning technology has discovered the existence of a new exoplanet that was missed by NASA the first time around. The exoplanet is located in the alien solar system now known to contain eight planets all revolving around same star, Kepler-90. This makes the Kepler-90 system tied with our own solar system, which also contains eight planets circling the Continue reading

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Amazon adds Chromecast and Apple TV, but Google feud remains

Amazon is now listing both Google‘s Chromecast and the Apple TV on its website, marking their first (official) return to the online store since being removed in late 2015. We saw signs of the Apple TV‘s return to Amazon earlier this year when the device briefly appeared on the company‘s website before disappearing. Sales of both devices will start soon, Continue reading

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You can get Pandora Premium on-demand music free: Here‘s how

Earlier in the year, Pandora launched a new on-demand service called Pandora Premium. Meant to keep Pandora competitive in this age of paid music streaming subscriptions that let you listen to what you want on-demand, Pandora Premium‘s launch was certainly long overdue. While Pandora still offers free streaming for those who don‘t want to pay, it‘s looking to extend those Continue reading

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Net Neutrality Vote: What do we do now?

The FCC just voted 3/2 in favor of a declaratory ruling which effectively destroys Net Neutrality protections in the USA. Under the guise of a user-friendly name Restoring Internet Freedom, the three Republican board members of the FCC voted to destroy the rules set in place by the previous FCC board. This Trump-installed board just destroyed the most important set Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Sprint ads as notifications: Are you kidding me?

Notifications from the Pokemon GO app arrived this week with a promotion from Sprint encouraging phone buys. This was not the first time Niantic sent a notification to users on iPhone and Android devices, but it was the first time they pushed for an outside buy. In this rather blatant advertisement this morning, Niantic promised a reward of in-game currency Continue reading

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Ataribox pre-order launch delayed at the last minute

Earlier in the week, Atari announced that pre-orders for its Ataribox console would go live on December 14. That day is now here, but those Ataribox pre-orders are nowhere in sight, so what gives? As it turns out, the launch of those pre-orders has been delayed. This morning, Atari sent an email out to prospective buyers announcing the delay. It Continue reading

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Pokemon Crystal release date set for Nintendo 3DS

Following the re-release of Pokemon Gold and Silver on the 3DS eShop, Nintendo revealed today that Pokemon Crystal will be getting the same treatment next month. Pokemon Crystal, as many Pokemon veterans will remember, is the enhanced version of Pokemon Gold and Silver, much like Yellow was an enhanced version of Red and Blue. Pokemon Crystal is a big release Continue reading

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Beyond iPhone X: 3 potential uses for Apple‘s TrueDepth

Apple is investing almost 400m into the one of the companies responsible for its TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X, and it‘s likely just the first step in rolling the technology out further in its range. The decision to grant millions from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Finisar, the US-based manufacturer of lasers used in TrueDepth, is being billed Continue reading

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Lenovo Star Wars AR headset The Last Jedi release details

This week the folks behind Star Wars: Jedi Challenges - a Lenovo-made AR headset with lightsaber controller - are bringing The Last Jedi to augmented reality. To use the app that‘ll be updated, users will need to own the Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR headset and lightsaber package - that‘s available from Lenovo or at Best Buy for right around Continue reading

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iMac Pro price and specs: All the details

Earlier in the week, Apple gave the iMac Pro a release date of December 14. That, as you‘ve hopefully already realized, is today, meaning Apples iMac Pro configurator is live, allowing us to swap hardware in and out and figure out just how expensive this beast is going to be. iMac Pro prices start at 5,000, but in just a Continue reading

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars: The Last Jedi wallpapers download leaked

Today we‘re having a peek at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi wallpapers for the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition. These wallpapers were meant for the one special edition smartphone, but a few intrepid developers have found the encoded images in the newest update for the non-special version of the device. As such, we‘ve got access to said wallpapers, and Continue reading

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Disney to buy 21st Century Fox in massive 54b deal

As expected, Disney has announced its intention to buy up 21st Century Fox, further expanding its already huge media empire. Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now, but in the end, Disney was the only company left at the table. Get ready, because this means that The Simpsons are now officially a part of the House of Mouse, Continue reading

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Could this be the Ferrari 488 GTO?

At first glance, much of this car looks like the Ferrari 488 GTB. Then if you look at the parts hidden under the camo the car starts to look different. This is likely the Ferrari 488 GTO, a hopped-up version of the GTB. There is certainly no official confirmation of this, but we can hope. Ferrari has a history of Continue reading

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Google PhotoScan finally saves to Google Photos immediately

Smartphone cameras are great at just capturing moments and breathtaking vistas, but that‘s not the only thing they‘re used for anymore. They‘re also being used to capture notes, whiteboards, documents, and, ironically, printed photos. Google even has a dedicated app for that last bit called PhotoScan, a scanner for photos. Although useful for some, it had one odd behavior. It Continue reading

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HTC VIVE Tracker Review with Gun, Straps, and Paddles

The HTC VIVE Tracker is a new tool for the VR universe - an extra bit of zazz that opens up new doors and dimensions. Over the past few days I‘ve had the opportunity to test out the HTC VIVE Tracker with the relatively limited set of games it already works within. Included with this review package was a set Continue reading

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Nanotextured surface kills bacteria without hurting mammalian cells

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an electrochemical etching process that can be used on common stainless steel alloy that is able to kill bacteria without hurting mammalian cells. The team believes that the process may one day be used to prevent microbial attack on implantable medical devices and food processing equipment. The researchers behind the new Continue reading

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The Galaxy S9 must fix these three big S8 flaws

2017 had a bumper crop of smartphones, but the mobile world refuses to slow, and all eyes are on the Samsung Galaxy S9 in 2018. The company‘s flagship consumer phone - since, it would likely argue, the Galaxy Note 8 and its eventual successor are targeted at prosumers - has big shoes to fill, coming on the heels of the Continue reading

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Thor Trucks electric big rig aims to put the hammer down on Tesla Semi

The electric car world might count Tesla as the biggest name in EVs, but there is always growing competition. Tesla was the first major manufacturer to roll out an all-electric big rig, but it isn‘t the last. A new contender has stepped into the ring and it is called Thor Trucks. Thor has an electric big-rig called the ET-One and Continue reading

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Nokia 9 might turn out to have rather powerful dual cameras

The year is practically over and still no sign of the Nokia 9. Of course, that only means that HMD Global will probably want to start 2018 with a bang, Because when the Nokia 9 does debut, it might be bringing along two cameras on its back that could Nokia‘s name back on the map when it comes to mobile Continue reading

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update still MIA but users should want it soon

Samsung isn‘t the fastest when it comes to pushing out Android updates and even more so major ones like Android 8.0 Oreo. So when the OEM got the ball rolling with the Oreo Beta program for the Galaxy S8, there was reason for excitement among users. Three beta releases later, however, the light at the end of the tunnel is Continue reading

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Redbox defies all odds and lawsuits, launches on demand service

Digital media, be it music, videos, or even games, has turned the market on its head. It has put many rental shops out of business, especially those that weren‘t able to adapt as fast as the new generation of digital distributors. There are definitely some who have embraced the new market direction. One of those is Redbox, who has just Continue reading

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New LG Gram laptop to push the envelope in portability

Last week, the Windows world was rocked by the promise of Windows 10 (and 10 S) 2-in-1s running on Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 chipset. That promise, however, is still to be fulfilled and the Windows world will still have to settle for the bulkier computing devices of today. Not really, at least if you ask LG. The Korean manufacturer has just Continue reading

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OPPO A83‘s 18:9 screen has plenty of bezels to go around

Most of the time, when you hear ‘18:9 screen‘ these days, you usually associate it with bezel-less designs like those on the LG V30, the Galaxy S8, and the iPhone X. While that may be true, it isn‘t always the case. Take, for example, the OPPO A83 that has popped up on TENAA. It does have an 18:9 screen, though Continue reading

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Galaxy S9 won‘t support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ in the US

The Galaxy S9 seems to be shaping up to be somewhat of a disappointment. Just recently, a leak seemed to confirm that it might not have dual cameras, which is being reserved for its Galaxy S9+ sibling. Now a new leak claims that, despite being powered by Qualcomm‘s latest and greatest Snapdragon 845, it won‘t actually be supporting Qualcomm‘s latest Continue reading

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