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The weekends best deals: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, 8BitDo gamepads, and more

Dealmaster also has discounts on the Apple Pencil, PS5 games, and Beats earbuds.

6 Aug 2022 10:30 pm
Microsoft trackers run afoul of DuckDuckGo, get added to blocklist

Search privacy company still needs Bing, but won't allow Microsoft's trackers.

6 Aug 2022 3:03 am
Cyberattack on Albanian government suggests new Iranian aggression

Tehran-linked hack of a NATO member is a significant escalation.

6 Aug 2022 3:00 am
6 Aug 2022 2:29 am
Formula Es most successful racer shares his ideas on racing technology

After 8 years, 100 races, and nearly 1,000 points, Lucas di Grassi knows his stuff.

6 Aug 2022 12:29 am
Sonic the Hedgehog doesnt need easily legible legends on his mechanical keyboard

Retro keyboards commemorate some of Sega's most memorable brands.

5 Aug 2022 11:17 pm
Twitter says Musks spam analysis used tool that called his own account a bot

Musk's counterclaims are outright deception, Twitter tells court.

5 Aug 2022 10:13 pm
This 6-inch board turns a Raspberry Pi module into a DIY router

This $55 module could put a homebrew router into the palm of your hand (literally).

5 Aug 2022 9:12 pm
Amazon announces deal to buy Roomba maker for $1.7 billion

Amazon says it wants to help customers handle chores like vacuuming.

5 Aug 2022 8:10 pm
Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStops NFT market

It may be impossible to remove the games from the IPFS blockchain.

5 Aug 2022 4:30 pm
Huge flaw threatens US emergency alert system, DHS researcher warns

Hackers can disrupt legit warnings or issue fake ones of their own.

5 Aug 2022 6:02 am
Evo weekend is here: How to watch the fighting game event of the year

The world's largest fighting game tournament is live all weekend long.

5 Aug 2022 3:45 am
Winamp, the best MP3 player of the 1990s, just got a major update

5.9 RC1 Build 1999 focuses on modernizing Winamp's foundation for more features.

5 Aug 2022 2:09 am
Biden administration declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

The US has the largest monkeypox case tally of any country in the world.

5 Aug 2022 12:46 am
Googles video chat merger begins: Now there are two Google Meet apps

Duo is being rebranded to Google Meet, and old Google Meet is still sticking around?

4 Aug 2022 10:56 pm
Wi-Fi 7 PCs should be available by 2025, could surpass 5.8Gbps, Intel says

Intel sees enough time before Wi-Fi 7's release date to improve processing speeds.

4 Aug 2022 10:48 pm
Wemos confused Smart Dimmer shows how hard standardizing IoT may be

It's too early to assume Thread products mean easy compatibilityor Matter support.

4 Aug 2022 10:43 pm
Volkswagens new US-made ID.4 starts at $37,495 with small battery

Chattanooga is now assembling the EV crossovers with 62 kWh or 82 kWh packs.

4 Aug 2022 10:06 pm
After making V8s more efficient, Tula turns its hand to EVs

The company wants to treat EV motors like a beating heart.

4 Aug 2022 8:32 pm
The women calling out Apples handling of misconduct claims

Some employees say Apples HR team puts company reputation ahead of worker welfare.

4 Aug 2022 7:09 pm
As Earth spins faster, Meta joins fight against leap seconds

Leap seconds cause network turmoil. Meta wants to end them before the next one.

4 Aug 2022 2:30 am
50 state AGs vow action against carriers that bring foreign robocalls to US

AGs send demands to carriers allegedly responsible for most foreign robocalls.

4 Aug 2022 2:15 am
What do we do about all the people who cant charge an EV at home?

Two-thirds of US drivers can charge at homethat leaves plenty who can't.

2 Aug 2022 11:55 pm
Linus Torvalds uses an Arm-powered M2 MacBook Air to release latest Linux kernel

More people using Arm hardware will (eventually) lead to better Arm software.

1 Aug 2022 11:50 pm
Were about to enter the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season

About 90percent of the Atlantic's tropical activity comes after August 1.

1 Aug 2022 7:33 pm
US regulators will certify first small nuclear reactor design

NuScale will get the final approval nearly six years after starting the process.

30 Jul 2022 3:50 am
VMware Fusion beta joins Parallels in supporting Windows VMs on Apple Silicon

But running Arm versions of Windows on Apple Silicon still has shortcomings.

29 Jul 2022 11:56 pm
Blazepods are interesting training gear, but theyre overkill for casual users

F1 champ Max Verstappen trains with Blazepods before going into a race.

29 Jul 2022 8:36 pm
Russia: Were not leaving the Space Station until our own is ready

Both NASA and Roscosmos are now saying Russia's departure won't be soon.

29 Jul 2022 7:36 pm
As Intel gets into discrete GPUs, it scales back support for many integrated GPUs

Older Core and current Celeron and Pentium iGPUs move to legacy support model.

28 Jul 2022 11:50 pm
Study sheds light on how dogs recognize their favorite toys

Dogs construct multisensory mental representations by encoding different features.

28 Jul 2022 3:14 am
Zuckerberg: Apple, Meta are in deep, philosophical competition

Zuckerberg positioned Meta's XR platform as the successor to Windows, Android.

28 Jul 2022 2:37 am
Google Maps is getting 3D imagery on mobile, detailed biking info, and more

Google Maps takes the first step toward the SimCity -like Immersive View.

27 Jul 2022 11:37 pm
Spotify hits the brakes on Car Thing,halts production of its only hardware

Spotify's only hardware first released to the general public 5 months ago.

27 Jul 2022 8:48 pm
Out of prison, Shkreli plans Web3 drug discovery platform backed by crypto

The venture tests the boundaries of his lifetime ban from the pharmaceutical industry.

27 Jul 2022 3:55 am
One week later, astronomers find a galaxy even deeper back in time

How many galaxies should we see shortly after the Big Bang?

27 Jul 2022 2:58 am
Logitech G715 hands-on: A strong typist with a polarizing look

Hands-on with one of Logitech's new colorful PC peripherals.

27 Jul 2022 2:29 am
Pixel 6a teardown shows off bendy, plastic back, soldered-in USB-C port

One improvement over the bigger model: The battery comes out via pull tab.

26 Jul 2022 11:29 pm
How big is the risk that someone will hack an EV charging network?

EV chargers are on the spectrum of the Internet of Things, and that means risk.

26 Jul 2022 11:19 pm
Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us

Turns out they're not all that rare. We just don't know how to find them.

26 Jul 2022 7:36 pm
NFL+ is here, but its probably not what youre looking for

NFL streaming is still mired in a mess of tangled platform agreements.

26 Jul 2022 3:41 am
2K relents to fans, turns servers back on for abandoned 4v1 online game

Online-only Evolve gets second lease on life, complete with matchmaking.

26 Jul 2022 2:44 am
Global shortage of fiber optic cable threatens digital growth

Rising prices of components cast shadow over 5G rollout and development of data centers.

25 Jul 2022 11:51 pm
Google fires Blake Lemoine, the engineer who claimed AI chatbot is a person

Google says Lemoine violated security rules, slams wholly unfounded claims.

25 Jul 2022 11:07 pm
Report: YouTube is in the running for NFL Sunday Ticket

It's expected to cost $2.5 billion per year for up to 13 NFL games a week.

25 Jul 2022 10:47 pm
Helen Mirren is a vengeful goddess in Shazam! Fury of the Gods trailer

Also: Dwayne Johnson appeared in costume to reveal new Black Adam teaser footage.

25 Jul 2022 10:22 pm
We test an electric Mercedes that can can go 747 miles on a single charge

Mercedes-Benz built the Vision EQXX for ultimate efficiency, but still in comfort.

25 Jul 2022 3:31 am
Keanu Reeves dropped by Comic-Con to reveal John Wick 4 sneak peek teaser

Have you given any thought to where this ends? No one, not even you, can kill everyone.

23 Jul 2022 7:43 pm