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Nike Flyprint is a 3D printed textile upper for shoes

Nike is always on the lookout for new ways to make shoes and materials. The latest innovation from the company is called Flyprint and it is hailed as the first 3D printed textile upper for performance footwear. Flyprint uppers are made using solid deposit modeling (SDM). The process uses a TPU filament that is unwound from a coil, melted, and Continue reading

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Kia enables Alexa Control Over Many Vehicle Functions

Kia has announced that owners of certain models of its cars are now able to control a number of functions using their voice. The commands come thanks to integration between Kia and the Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Features that can be controlled with the voice include starting and stopping the engine and operation of the climate control system. Kia has Continue reading

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Chrome 66 finally blocks autoplaying content by default

Google is on a crusade to banish bad ads from the Internet. Some would argue that it‘s a self-serving crusade meant to steer the industry towards its own brand of ads. It‘s hard to argue, however, that Google is also addressing some of the biggest complaints surfers have with ads. With Chrome 66, now available on all platforms, the web Continue reading

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Windows Hello wants to replace passwords with keys, fingerprints

Passwords have become practically useless, even dangerous, thanks to human frailty. That is why tech companies keep on trying to kill the password with two-factor authentication, fingerprints, faces, and even security keys. Working with the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) alliance, Microsoft is updating its Windows Hello security framework to work with the newly ratified FIDO2 security keys. This means that, Continue reading

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LG SmartThinQ appliances now speak with Amazon Alexa

LG might not be as daring, or as obnoxious, as rival and compatriot Samsung when it comes to creating new technologies, but it has one admirable trait. It knows how to play nice with others. Instead of creating its own personal assistant like Bixby, it is instead leveraging the capabilities of existing ones like Google Assistant and, now, Amazon Alexa. Continue reading

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Huawei could be quitting US market after all

Never say never, some advice, and that actually goes both ways. Huawei recently said that it isn‘t giving up on the US market just yet, despite mounting government pressure and withholding its latest and greatest flagship, the Huawei P20. Now, however, sources indicate that the Chinese OEM, now the third largest smartphone maker globally, might actually make a U-turn. Especially Continue reading

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Galaxy S10 tenth anniversary phone might be unimpressive

Apple bent over backwards to make its tenth anniversary as spectacular as it can be. Not only did it change the name a bit, the iPhone X also drastically changed the design and the technologies inside. If you expected Samsung would copy its rival yet again, you might be in for a surprise and a disappointment. According to sources from Continue reading

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may replace campaign with battle royale mode

The battle royale genre made popular by PUBG and Fortnite may make its way to the Call of Duty franchise with the upcoming launch of Black Ops 4. Multiple sources have surfaced this week claiming the latest COD game won‘t include the traditional single-player campaign found in past installments, instead featuring a battle royale mode of its own. The first Continue reading

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ESPN+ streaming sports service arrives on Roku devices

Sports fans recently got access to a new service that provides games and more for a low monthly fee, cable not required. Called ESPN+, the service offers access to the network‘s original content, such as 30 for 30, as well as some live games from major leagues and access to events. As of today, the streaming sports platform is now Continue reading

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FDA: 207 million eggs recalled in nine states over salmonella risk

Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms is initiating a voluntary recall of more than 207 million eggs out of an abundance of caution over salmonella risk, according to the FDA. The eggs may be contaminated with a variety of salmonella called Salmonella Braenderup, which can be fatal in compromised individuals and cause serious illness in otherwise health individuals. The eggs were distributed Continue reading

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2019 BMW M2 Competition sees track car star get 405hp

If the BMW M2 wasn‘t quite punchy enough for you, never fear: it‘s spawned a new, more powerful version, the 2019 BMW M2 Competition. Replacing the old M2 Coupe, the new car gets an M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine, based on what‘s under the hood of the not-to-be-underestimated M3 and M4. That‘s still 3.0-liters, like the old car, but Continue reading

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Tax deadline extension promised after IRS e-filing outage

Today is the deadline to file your 2017 taxes, and that makes the IRS‘s Direct Pay and e-filing system outages a problem. The agency‘s systems went down today, with the IRS confirming that it is having problems accepting electronically filed taxes, such as the kind submitted through services like TurboTax, as well as accepting payments online through Direct Pay. Direct Continue reading

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NASA plans quiet supersonic flight tests over Texas

NASA has revealed plans to conduct quiet supersonic‘ flight tests over Galveston, Texas, in coming days. The tests will involve a pair of F18 jets that‘ll fly over the city this upcoming November. During the test, these jets will break the sound barrier up to eight times per day while people on the ground listen. The agency ultimately plans to Continue reading

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Southwest flight 1380: Woman partially blown out of window, one heart attack, safe landing

The left engine of a Southwest airline jet blew shortly after takeoff this afternoon, resulting in an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Initial reports suggest that 8 passengers were injured and one passenger died as a result of the incident.* The plane was a Boeing 737-700 and has successfully landed as of the posting of this article. A single engine on Continue reading

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Sennheiser 300 Pro headphones, headsets emphasize comfort

Sennheiser is offering professionals a new set of headphones and headsets that promise a mix of high-end audio and comfort that persists over hours of use. The series, which doesn‘t launch until August, will include the HMD 300 Pro and single-sided HMD 301 Pro headsets, as well as the HD 300 Pro and HD 300 PROtect monitoring headphones. All models Continue reading

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The big Ford Mustang global risk paid off

Ford‘s decision to take the Mustang global has paid off, with the automaker‘s iconic car the top-selling sports coupe in the world in 2017 for the third year running. Though it‘s a big achievement for Ford, the bigger news may very well be buried in the sales breakdown. Turns out, more than a third of all Mustang sales in 2017 Continue reading

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This stunning Buick Enspire concept is a 550hp electric SUV

While you were sleeping on Buick, the automaker has been quietly working on some of the most beautiful concept cars around, and its new all-electric SUV is no different. Dubbed the Buick Enspire, this latest concept will make its official debut at Auto China 2018 in Beijing later this month. However, we‘re hoping it soon makes the jump from theory Continue reading

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Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Let it not be said that Apple doesn‘t know how to turn a profit. In the fourth quarter of 2017, iPhone X accounted for 35% of handset profit share worldwide. Thats more than a third of the profit generated in the entire world by mobile phone sales - all for iPhone X. One must go down to the 6th spot Continue reading

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IRS Direct Pay and e-file go down at the worst possible time

It‘s a big day here in the US, as many Americans need to have their tax returns filed with the IRS by the time the clock strikes midnight. It‘s a day of dread and stress for many of those filers, and unfortunately, problems with the IRS website aren‘t making the day go by any smoother. Crucial parts of the IRS Continue reading

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Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20A watch is designed for outdoor adventures

Casio is back with a new Pro Trek lineup smartwatch, the WSD-F20A. As the name implies, this model is designed for hikers and other wearers who engage in outdoor adventures. The Pro Trek features a round display and, among other things, Google‘s Wear OS platform. Users get access to high durability and offline maps. Casio will launch this model in Continue reading

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Star Wars Holochess comes to iPhone

All iPhone devices able to run ARKit can now play Holochess from the Star Wars universe. This is the game most famously played onboard the Millennium Falcon by R2-D2 and Chewbacca - but it also appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in analog format in Rogue One. Now, thanks to Lenovo, we‘re able to play anywhere. Lenovo released Continue reading

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Boosted Board has 4 new models: What you need to know

Boosted has introduced four new electric skateboard models, each with its own unique features and a common foundation: powered mobility. The new lineup is comprised of Boosted third-generation boards, including the maker‘s first short board. The models bring a variety of new features and upgrades over previous generations, and there are a handful of things to know before buying. There Continue reading

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This is your next phone (but here‘s one better)

Today we‘re having a peek at the current state of the mobile industry by-the-numbers to find your next smartphone. We‘re using the most recent sales numbers for the smartphone market in the United States, working forward from the most recent quarter, fast-forwarding to now. What we‘ve got is a pretty good idea of what you‘ll most likely have in your Continue reading

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Netflix 125m subscribers mean more new shows and movies

Netflix has delivered its financial results for the first quarter of 2018, and things are looking pretty great. Netflix revealed that it is now up to 125 million subscribers around the world, which is a truly eye-watering number. As you might imagine, revenue was on the increase as well, which means that Netflix had a solid quarter to start to Continue reading

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