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Oppo Find X: Everything you need to know

Smartphone buyers want full-screen phones but they don‘t like notches, and so the Oppo Find X takes a different route. Its slide-out camera array delivers both practicality and drama to the new Android handset, unveiled officially today in Paris, France. It‘s all about the slide At first glance, you‘d be forgiven for thinking that the Oppo Find X did without Continue reading

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Virtual reality headsets make it easier to give kids shots

Children aren‘t the most receptive when it comes to needles, but virtual reality is helping change that. A new study details research into the use of VR headsets in the doctor‘s office, specifically as a tool to distract kids from the mild pain associated with getting a shot or blood drawn. Turns out, the majority of kids stop caring about Continue reading

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YouTube TV scores Starz add-on premium channels

YouTube TV, the platform‘s live television streaming service, has added Starz as a new add-on premium option. The new support was announced by Starz today, which says that it has brought a total of 14 of its channels to the YouTube television service. As with other services and premium channels, customers will have to pay extra to get the Starz Continue reading

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GameStop confirms ‘exploratory‘ buyout talks

GameStop, despite its apparent dominance in the realm of brick and mortar games sales, is struggling against a shifting tide. This new era of buying games online and downloading them to your console has taken its toll on GameStop, and now the massive retailer has confirmed that it‘s in talks for a potential buyout. That, of course, doesn‘t mean that Continue reading

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Amazon patent reveals warehouse drones with claws and airbags

Another Amazon patent has appeared at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In the document, Amazon details a new type of drone designed specifically for its warehouses. Unlike quadcopters and similar drones consumers are familiar with, Amazon‘s illustrations show a unique bubble-like drone with a claw similar to the one found in crane arcade games. Amazon owns a large Continue reading

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Adobe Project Rush is basically iMovie in the cloud

A new Adobe Creative Cloud app was revealed this week at VidCon 2018, an app called Adobe Rush. This is a video editing app, but better than that, it‘s a video editing app that works on multiple platforms and stores data in the cloud. Adobe‘s positioning this app as the best place for video editing individuals of all sorts to Continue reading

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Uber money-saving ride delay feature appears in test

Some Uber users are seeing a new in-app feature that gives them the choice to save money by waiting longer for a ride. A screenshot of the feature has appeared online; in it, we see an advisory stating that if you‘re OK leaving later, we‘ll request your ride at the later, cheaper time slot. Users are presented with both the Continue reading

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PlayStation Hits re-releases top PS4 games on the cheap

The PlayStation 4 has built up a sizable library of great games over the past five years, and soon, you‘ll be able to get some of them on the cheap. Sony today announced its new PlayStation Hits line, which include budget-priced re-releases of some of PlayStation 4‘s bestselling games. It isn‘t holding back with the first round of PlayStation Hits Continue reading

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Xbox One‘s new avatar editor begins rolling out to Insiders at last

It‘s been quite some time since Microsoft first revealed its diverse options for Xbox Live avatars, and now, we finally have an indication that we‘re closing in on launch. Microsoft has rolled out its new avatar editor to some Xbox Insiders, which means that a full release to all Xbox One owners can‘t be too far off. Unfortunately, the editor Continue reading

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Amazon‘s Hub delivery lockers go nationwide to solve apartment headache

Amazon is rolling out Hub by Amazon across the US, after its apartment building delivery system began accepting packages in a limited roll-out last year. The computerized lockers are the private version of Amazon Locker, intended to be installed in apartment communities so that deliveries can be secured even when recipients aren‘t home. Whereas the Amazon Lockers are only of Continue reading

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Yahoo Mail Android Go app released alongside mobile web makeover

Yahoo Mail is making a couple of big changes today. The first involves a redesign that makes Yahoo Mail play nice with mobile web browsers, making it easier to access your email without having to download an app first. Aside from that, Yahoo is also launching a new Android Go version of its Mail app, and it seems that the Continue reading

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Tesla Autopilot safety bypass gadget blocked by the feds

An aftermarket gadget promising to bypass Tesla‘s Autopilot safety features and allow owners of the EVs to keep their hands off the wheel is being barred from sale in the US by regulators. Autopilot Buddy offered a workaround to the steering wheel sensors that Tesla uses to ensure that drivers are still paying attention and ready to take over, should Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 9 details leak: Black and Blue!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 had an information leak this morning with details on final release colors as well as size. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 won‘t have any mind-blowing changes compared to last year‘s model - because if it ain‘t broke, don‘t fix it. But we will see a few new colors - because that‘s what‘s important, after all: Continue reading

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Volvo just made a huge recycled plastic promise

Volvo plans to dramatically increase the green credentials of its cars, promising to use at least 25-percent recycled plastics from 2025. The push will see the Swedish automaker offset its use of new plastic - both in the cabin and elsewhere in the construction of its vehicles - by introducing a greater percentage of reused materials. It‘s not a small Continue reading

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Google Podcasts app download on Google Play

Google released their Google Podcasts experience in app form this morning to the surprise of Podcast lovers everywhere. Before now, Google had a podcast-collecting experience available in their Search app, but it wasn‘t particularly comprehensive. Now there‘s an app for that, and it‘s free, and we‘re expecting apps like Pocket Casts and Sticher to be disappointed, to say the Continue reading

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Fortnite‘s latest update serves up a new grenade and big rocket nerfs

Following a period of downtime in the early morning hours, Fortnite is now back online with a new patch for players to check out. This is yet another content update for version 4.4, and on top of adding a new type of grenade, it also makes some pretty big nerfs to rocket weapons in general. These nerfs have the potential Continue reading

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Samsung‘s iPad is here at last

A leak this morning showed us the latest in Samsung tablet technology - a device called Galaxy Tab Advanced 2. The name doesn‘t suggest it, but this is just about as close as any company‘s gotten to a real competitor for the latest round of Apple‘s iPad. Not that they‘ll be running iOS apps or anything, but Samsung‘s most certainly Continue reading

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Now Facebook Messenger is getting autoplay video ads

Facebook is about to get even more annoying, with the promise of autoplaying video adverts inserted into Facebook Messenger. The commercials are the latest attempt by the social network to squeeze ad dollars out of the eyeballs of its users, having run short on space in the regular app. Facebook has always been upfront about the fact that it prefers Continue reading

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Alexa‘s hotel version helps you avoid the greasy remote

Alexa is already a mainstay in a lot of homes that use IoT devices, but soon, we‘ll also see her popping up in hotel rooms and vacation properties. Today, Amazon announced Alexa for Hospitality, opening the door for hoteliers to tap into Alexa to enhance their guests‘ visits. Alexa for Hospitality will begin rolling out later on this summer, and Continue reading

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Oppo Find X avoids the notch with a motorized camera array

Trying to squeeze both a front-facing camera and a bezel-free display into a smartphone requires some imagination, and the Oppo Find X turns to motorization in order to deliver it. The new Android smartphone brings a sliding form-factor that‘s somehow both brand new and familiar, putting its front and rear cameras on a pop-out section that appears from the top Continue reading

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Toyota‘s next-gen GR Super Sport Concept heralds future super sports car

The car you see here looks a lot like the racing cars that Toyota fields in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The car is the GR Super Sport concept and was first premiered at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon and is described as a next-gen hypercar with hybrid-electric technology. The hybrid electric tech in the car is something honed Continue reading

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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

TP-Link has a new mesh router on the scene, and it seems to do a little bit of everything. Today the company revealed the Deco M9 Plus, a tri-band router that can cover the same area with fewer nodes than previous releases in the Deco line. Beyond that, the Deco M9 Plus has a few tricks up its sleeve as Continue reading

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Scientists discover world‘s first known manta ray nursery

A group of researchers led by Ph.D. candidate Joshua Stewart from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and scientists from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered what they say is the first known manta ray nursery in the world. The manta ray nursery was discovered at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Continue reading

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Bentley Bentayga is ready to tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Bentley has announced that after six months of getting its racing SUV (yes you read that correctly) ready for the big day, the Bentayga is ready. The big Bentley SUV will be blasting its way up America‘s Mountain at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this coming weekend. Bentley says that the six-month development program is now complete and piloting Continue reading

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