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Disney+ will have a special Thanksgiving treat for Taylor Swift fans

Disney+ plans to drop a special treat for Taylor Swift fans this Thanksgiving, offering subscribers access to some music and commentary from this year‘s best-selling US album Folklore. The special will include Swift performing every song on the album at an iconic studio, as well as commentary from the artist on the meaning behind the songs. The announcement comes from Continue reading

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Amazon Sidewalk 101 A neighborhood network for the IoT

Amazon Alexa has colonized the smart home, and now Amazon Sidewalk is coming to spread a shared network around your neighborhood. Both similar and different to mesh WiFi systems in approach, Sidewalk isn‘t just one wireless standard but a whole bundle of ways for Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets to get online, and future trackers to pinpoint your lost keys Continue reading

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Xbox Live Games with Gold reveals final batch of games for 2020

It‘s almost hard to believe it, but the final month of 2020 is nearly here. As we prepare to close the book on this crazy year, Microsoft and Sony are going to have one last round of free games to give out through Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus, respectively. Today, Microsoft revealed just what December‘s Games with Gold titles Continue reading

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Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay trailer doesn‘t forget your old console

Today the official Cyberpunk 2077 YouTube channel released a gameplay trailer that includes two consoles. One console was the Sony PlayStation 5, of course, the other was PlayStation 4 Pro. The game will run on other platforms, but the important point here is the game makers‘ willingness to show how well the game performs, not only on the newest platform, Continue reading

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Study finds vegans may face greater bone fracture risk than meat eaters

A study published over the weekend has reported that vegans and others who generally avoid animal products in their diets may face a greater risk of bone fracture compared to people who eat meat. The study focused on all varieties of plant-based diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian, finding that the bone fracture risk increased as the animal products in Continue reading

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Red Dead Online standalone release confirmed with a big discount

While Red Dead Redemption 2 may have received acclaim for its single player component, there is of course an online mode that keeps the game relevant even years after it released. Today, Rockstar confirmed that it will be releasing Red Dead Online as a standalone game for those who only want to play the game online and may not be Continue reading

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LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE ‘AF Corse #51‘ set revealed for 2021

This week LEGO revealed one of the most extravagant LEGO Technic vehicles of the year. This is the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse #51, and it‘s not for everyone! This is a 1677 piece set, and it‘s made for LEGO fans that are at least 18 years of age. The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse #51 Continue reading

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Twitter verification is getting a 2021 reboot This is what‘s new

Twitter will begin its public verifying program again, having hit pause on the controversial process three years ago amid confusion around what the blue check actually means. Currently, some Twitter users are tagged with a blue check-mark badge, which the social network uses to flag those accounts that are authentic. Exactly how you get that mark of authenticity, however, was Continue reading

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Study shows pandemic could end face masks lower the ERN

A study conducted this year using COVID-19 outbreak and containment data showed that consistent use of facemasks could potentially end the pandemic. The study‘s focus was fluid flow behavior of respiratory droplets and aerosols through facemasks with a special focus on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The key metric Research published this week listed and expanded on what we know about face Continue reading

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update beautifies the US in time for Thanksgiving

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a big World Update today, which is the game‘s second since release in September. While the first World Update covered Japan, this one moves us to the other side of the Pacific to the United States. This update is free to all owners of the game, and it will flesh out the flying experience in Continue reading

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Nissan gives its new Note e-POWER a smart hybrid upgrade

Nissan has revealed its newest electrified model, with the 2020 Note e-POWER tapping the second-generation of the automaker‘s gas-electric hybrid drivetrain. Headed to Japanese dealerships next month, the new Note previews some of the new Nissan design language we‘re expecting to see on the all-electric Ariya crossover next year. Unlike the Ariya, however, the e-POWER system in the 2020 Note Continue reading

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An Xbox game streaming app for your smart TV might be on the horizon

For some time now, Microsoft has been focusing some of its gaming efforts on game streaming. At the moment, game streaming is only available on Android as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but Microsoft has indicated a number of times in the past that platform-agnostic game streaming is a potential end goal for the company. With that in mind, Continue reading

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Fortnite subscription revealed The Crew

This morning Epic Games revealed the Fortnite CREW Subscription. This subscription is 12 per month and includes 1000 vbucks per month. You‘ll find an exclusive Fortnite Crew Skin bundle in the mix, and it‘ll begin with the December 2nd Season 5 launch. Fortnite Crew includes a Battle Pass for the full season. As a member of the Fortnite crew, says Continue reading

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Amazon Sidewalk is coming and not everyone will be happy

Amazon is preparing to launch Amazon Sidewalk, its localized networks for Echo, Ring, and other devices, and it looks likely to be one of the most controversial products from retail behemoth so far. Echo owners have begun being notified by Amazon that Sidewalk shared networks are launching later in the year, along with apparent confirmation that it will be turned Continue reading

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Twitter fights misinformation with ‘like‘ warnings

Twitter appears to be pulling out all the stops when it comes to fighting misinformation on its social media platform. This week the social network added warnings for users liking posts labeled for misinformation. This adds another mental block between incorrect and otherwise misleading information and the people that‘d otherwise be mislead. Twitter is leading the way with meaningful actions Continue reading

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Moto E7 serves up a 48MP camera and a solid battery on a budget

Motorola today revealed the Moto E7, which is the latest in its line of budget devices. Like many of the budget phones Motorola has released throughout the years, the main focus here seems to be on the camera. In fact, Motorola says in its announcement today that smartphone users deserve an incredible camera system that delivers gorgeous results, regardless of Continue reading

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This Netgear WiFi 6 router isn‘t for us, but there‘s a good reason to want it anyway

Netgear‘s newest WiFi 6 router may not be specifically intended for home use, but with working-from-home looking like it‘s here to stay for the foreseeable future there‘s a good reason why you might want it over similarly priced consumer access points. The WAX204 Dual Band WiFi 6 AX1800 Wireless Access Point is, Netgear says, intended for small businesses and home Continue reading

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Xiaomi foldable smartphone could come with a pop up camera

Xiaomi has been working hard on folding smartphone prototypes filing patents that show off potential designs for folding devices coming in the future. A new Xiaomi folding smartphone design has turned up that ditches the thick bezels or notches on the screen featured on smartphones for sensors and cameras. Instead, this folding device uses a pop-up camera. Xiaomi‘s design is Continue reading

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris returns with better safety features and more standard kit

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris is returning next year with a bevy of new standard kit. Also known as the Vito, V-Class, or Viano in some markets, the Metris is a tad smaller than the full-size Sprinter van, but it‘s significantly larger than other midsize vans like the Ford Transit Connect, Ram ProMaster City, and Nissan NV200. New for the 2021 Continue reading

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Researchers find near-room-temperature cold atmospheric plasma kills the coronavirus

Engineers and scientists from UCLA have demonstrated a new technique for killing the coronavirus on surfaces. The technique uses near-room-temperature, cold atmospheric plasma and can kill the coronavirus present on various surfaces in as little as 30 seconds. The team notes this is the first time cold plasma has been shown to effectively and quickly disinfect surfaces contaminated with the Continue reading

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Porsche Taycan sets a Guinness World Record for drifting

Porsche has set a Guinness World Record for the longest drift using an electric vehicle. The EV the sports car maker used to set the record was the popular Porsche Taycan. The record was set at the Porsche Experience Center Hockenheimring. Porsche instructor Dennis Retera did 210 laps drifting around a 200 meter-long drift circle to set the record. For Continue reading

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Xiaomi foldable smartphone could comes with a pop up camera

Xiaomi has been working hard on folding smartphone prototypes filing patents that show off potential designs for folding devices coming in the future. A new Xiaomi folding smartphone design has turned up that ditches the thick bezels or notches on the screen featured on smartphones for sensors and cameras. Instead, this folding device uses a pop-up camera. Xiaomi‘s design is Continue reading

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Geology at the Martian equator suggests a massive flood in the distant past

Researchers have been looking at the field geology on the equator of Mars and found that it suggests an ancient flood of an unimaginable magnitude washed through Gale Crater on the Martian equator about 4 billion years ago. The finding suggests that there is a possibility life may have existed around Gale Crater billions of years ago. The new finding Continue reading

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Bugatti and the Little Car Company‘s Baby II debuts in North America

The Bugatti Baby II mini electric car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last year. Built to commemorate the 110th anniversary of French carmaker Bugatti, the Baby II is built in collaboration with the Little Car Company and will be sold in limited numbers. Now, the Bugatti Baby II has arrived at Willow Springs International Raceway in Southern California. It Continue reading

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