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5 questions the Google Stadia team needs to answer in its Reddit AMA

Google's Stadia team is planning to take part in a Reddit AMA on July 18. These are five questions we believe it must answer about the upcoming game-streaming service. Stadia will launch later in 2019.

18 Jul 2019 12:16 am
Old flagship phones worth buying in 2019

Do you really need to blow your savings to get the latest smartphone, or is it worth looking at the top phones from yesteryear? We highlight some old flagships that are still worth buying and discuss new budget phones as an alternative.

18 Jul 2019 12:15 am
Prime Day extended with up to 50% off AmazonBasics accessories and electronics

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is over, but the deal-making-engine doesn't stop. The AmazonBasics house brand has two pages of deals with discounts up to 59% on cables, batteries, lightbulbs, headsets, and other tech goodies.

18 Jul 2019 12:01 am
The new MacBook Pro scored a pathetic 2/10 for repairability. Does it matter?

Apple’s devices aren’t exactly known for their repairability, and the latest MacBook Pro has done nothing to change that, as repair experts iFixit have just given it a lowly 2 out of 10 score for repairability.

17 Jul 2019 11:55 pm
Walmart chops prices on Ninja blenders and coffee makers past Prime Day

If you need a new coffee maker, blender, or air fryer to upgrade your kitchen, now’s the perfect opportunity to score great deals on Ninja appliances. To compete with Amazon Prime Day, Walmart has kept prices low on numerous products.

17 Jul 2019 11:40 pm
Walmart sale has the lowest prices on Google Home smart speakers after Prime Day

Looking for a voice-assistant smart device? Walmart dropped prices on Google Home smart speakers to stay competitive with Amazon's Prime Day smart home sales. Find deals on Google Nest Hub, Home, and Mini.

17 Jul 2019 11:23 pm
You can still get a half-price Instant Pot Duo60 Prime Day deal at Walmart

Right now, Walmart has a solid post-Prime Day deal on the Instant Pot Duo60, bringing the price down to $50. Originally $100, you can now get this best-selling pressure cooker for 50% off.

17 Jul 2019 11:17 pm
Walmart Apple Sale: iPad, AirPods, and Apple Watch deals after Prime Day

Walmart’s competing Prime Day sale is continuing until the end of today. This has turned out to be good news for Apple fans — with discounts on iPads, iPhones, MacBook, and Apple Watches still on sale.

17 Jul 2019 11:06 pm
There is no way to say pickup truck in emoji, and Ford wants to change that

Ford asked the Unicode Consortium to include a pickup truck in the database of emojis. The company is confident its request will be approved, and a blue pickup truck loosely shaped like an F-150 will be available in early 2020.

17 Jul 2019 10:49 pm
Manual vs. automatic transmission: The differences explained

From automatic to manual to CVT, there are several types of transmissions in the automotive world. In the battle of automatic versus manual, which wins? We'll help you pick the right gearbox for you.

17 Jul 2019 10:44 pm
AWD vs. 4WD: What’s the difference between the two?

Although four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) are related, they are actually quite different in how they operate. Here, we talk about the fundamental differences between the two systems, and what it means for you as a driver.

17 Jul 2019 10:41 pm
Study suggests using emojis make you appear more friendly — even at work

Can emojis be a clue into your personality? A recent survey suggests that emojis make a person seem friendlier and more approachable, even when used within a professional work environment.

17 Jul 2019 10:12 pm
PushSend is what all small businesses need for their marketing campaigns

Want to grow your small business through the use of great marketing tools? PushSend is an all-in-one package that includes email campaigns, landing pages, lead gen forms, and much more.

17 Jul 2019 9:36 pm
4G vs. LTE: The differences explained

Wireless standards are confusing -- it doesn't matter if you're talking about 4G, LTE, WiMax, or others. Here, we break down the differences between 4G and LTE so you can make sense of how they play out in real-world scenarios.

17 Jul 2019 9:36 pm
FaceApp says it won’t hold on to your face photos. Should you trust it?

If you use FaceApp, you've given its parent company permission to use your face photos for pretty much anything -- even though the app-maker says it won't use them for nefarious purposes or sell them to a third party.

17 Jul 2019 9:31 pm
With object tracking, the lightweight DJI Ronin-SC is still heavy on features

Designed for mirrorless cameras, the DJI Ronin-SC packs several features from the Ronin-S -- and then some -- into a lighter, one-handed gimbal. Despite the smaller size, the DJI Ronin-S adds new object tracking and expanded remote control.

17 Jul 2019 9:02 pm
It’s not the upgrade we expected, but Nintendo’s revealed a new juiced-up Switch

Nintendo has announced a new model of the Switch with substantially improved battery life. It will be available later this summer, and is otherwise identical to the current Switch system.

17 Jul 2019 8:16 pm
Jargon: Auditing the complicated jargon of accounting

On this episode, we dig into the complex jargon of accounting with expert Winnie Sun to attempt to overcome our knowledge debt when it comes to valuing the terms of a very confusing industry.

17 Jul 2019 8:01 pm
Walmart post-Prime Day sale: 4K TV, Apple, and Nintendo Switch deals

Prime Day 2019 has come to an end for Amazon, but that doesn't mean the deals are over. Walmart's Prime Day sale. Walmart's Prime Day sale lasts all day today, extending a whole extra day beyond Amazon's shopping extravaganza.

17 Jul 2019 7:53 pm
Genetically modified plants could help get to the root of climate change

Researchers have been investigating ways to engineer plants so that they grow with more robust and deeper roots, capable of storing increasing amounts of carbon underground for longer.

17 Jul 2019 7:36 pm
The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Leaked date and what you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a month away, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.

17 Jul 2019 7:03 pm
It sounds like utter madness, but you can now buy a flamethrower drone

The TF-19 WASP Flamethrower Drone is a quadcopter attachment for drones which, according to its creators, 'allows users to ignite aerial and ground targets from miles away.' What could go wrong?

17 Jul 2019 6:54 pm
Best Walmart 4K TV Deals: Samsung and Vizio discounted after Prime Day 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is over, but that doesn't mean you have to hold out until Black Friday to score a fantastic deal on a 4K TV ⁠— Walmart has several sales running on must-have models from the likes of Samsung and Vizio.

17 Jul 2019 6:40 pm
The best save points in video games

Video games have used a variety of different methods to have you save your progress, and some have made the act of saving a fundamental part of the game design. These are the best save points in video games.

17 Jul 2019 6:30 pm
Amazon drops post-Prime Day deals on Scout Alarm DIY smart home security kits

Prime Day 2019 may be behind us, but that doesn't mean the good deals are gone until Black Friday. Amazon picked up the pace today in smart home devices with a 24-hour sale on the highly respected Scout Alarm Home Security product line.

17 Jul 2019 6:27 pm
Keep your phone flipping with the best Asus Zenfone 6 cases

With a seamless display and the innovative flipping camera system, the Asus Zenfone 6 is a unique device that proves not every phone needs to look the same. Protect it with one of the best Asus Zenfone 6 cases.

17 Jul 2019 6:00 pm
It’s World Emoji Day! Here are the emojis coming to Android and iPhone this year

It's World Emoji Day! Google and Apple are celebrating by releasing sneak previews of their new emojis. With new inclusions for those with disabilities and new gender-neutral options, here are some of the new emojis heading our way.

17 Jul 2019 4:55 pm
Playing Forza inspired this gamer to 3D-print a Lamborghini for his son

Lamborghini charges about $400,000 for an Aventador S, so Colorado physicist Sterling Backus decided to make one in his garage for $20,000. Working with his son, he is painstakingly 3D-printing the supercar's body panels.

17 Jul 2019 4:42 pm
Withings latest blood pressure monitors detect heart problems before they happen

Withings sets a new standard for home medical devices with the new BPM Core and BPM Connect blood pressure monitors. The BPM Core is an all-in-one heart health monitor that combines an ECG and a digital stethoscope with a blood pressure cuff.

17 Jul 2019 4:30 pm
2020 Alpina B7 first drive review

Alpina began making hot-rodded BMWs years before anyone heard of an M5. Digital Trends traveled to scenic Bavaria to put the B7, its flagship model, through its paces on a variety of roads.

17 Jul 2019 3:14 pm
Walmart extends its Prime Day deals on Schwinn, Razor and Hyper E-Ride ebikes

Amazon Prime Day 2019 may have passed but Walmart doesn't care. Walmart's Google Week and Big Save summer sale continue with excellent deals on five ebikes including two each from Schwinn and Hyper E-Ride and an electric Razor Metro.

17 Jul 2019 2:45 pm
Google Maps has just become a whole lot more useful for bikesharing fans

Google Maps now offers a lot more bikesharing information for riders in 24 cities globally. Starting this week, you can see the location of nearby bikesharing stations, as well as information on bike availability.

17 Jul 2019 1:45 pm
Is the Apple Card any better than a regular credit card? We asked an expert

The new Apple Card is integrated with your iPhone and comes with a titanium backup card for places that don’t accept Apple Pay, but how does it stack up against the competition? We asked some experts to find out.

17 Jul 2019 1:30 pm
Why aren’t our smart TVs smart enough to protect us from being hacked?

Our smart TVs can stream on-demand music and movies, and even control our smart home devices. But these features come at a cost and many of us don't even know there's a risk. Can our smart TVs be hacked and what can we do about it?

17 Jul 2019 1:30 pm
Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to start operating on human brains next year

Elon Musk shed more light on his Neuralink company on Tuesday, revealing new technology for brain surgery that would allow people with paralysis to use thoughts to control smartphones and computers. But that wasn't all ...

17 Jul 2019 1:20 pm
You won’t believe how quickly Red Bull changed all four tires on this F1 car

Red Bull has just bagged the record for the fastest pit-lane stop in the history of F1 racing. The team changed all four tires on the racing car in just 1.91 seconds at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

17 Jul 2019 8:10 am
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Prime Day deal is better?

We evaluated the Amazon Echo and the Google Home smart speakers to find which is the Prime Day 2019 deal. Earlier we compared the best Prime Day deals on the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Nest Hub and Echo Show 5.

17 Jul 2019 5:47 am
From Hawkeye to Hit-Monkey, here’s every Marvel show and movie coming your way

The MCU's third phase might have ended, but Marvel's takeover of theaters and TV screens is just getting started. If you're hungry for more superhero action, here's every upcoming project to look forward to, from the MCU and otherwise.

17 Jul 2019 5:06 am
Asus Zephyrus M GU502GV review

Asus’ Zephyrus M is a mid-range gaming laptop that looks like it could be your everyday machine. Its ninth-generation Core i7 processor and RTX 2060 graphics chip are promising on paper, but odd choices hold the laptop back.

17 Jul 2019 4:55 am
An unknown number of Sprint customers had their personal info stolen by hackers

Hackers stole an unknown number of Sprint users' data after breaching the Samsung.com “add a line” website, according to a letter Sprint sent to impacted customers. Names, addresses and other personal information was all taken in the hack, Sprint said.

17 Jul 2019 4:54 am
Amazon Prime Day deal: Winix air purifiers are up to 57% off

Air purifiers can significantly help lower respiratory health risks by improving air quality. Two of Winix's best-selling air purifiers, the AM90 and the 5500-2, are getting irresistibly huge discounts on Amazon’s Prime Day.

17 Jul 2019 4:45 am
How to run a free background check

There are plenty of reasons for carrying out a background check, and not all of them are creepy. Here are several methods to run a background check on someone online, whether you need to vet a potential hire or a new babysitter.

17 Jul 2019 4:41 am
The Nvidia GTX 1060-powered Dell G5 gaming laptop is $320 off

Prime Day is wrapping up, but a few other sales are still going strong for a little while. This gives you more time to jump on post-Prime Day deals like this Dell G5 15, a midrange gaming laptop that’s now on sale for an entry-level price.

17 Jul 2019 4:40 am
Instagram is crashing repeatedly for some users. Here’s the latest on the outage

Thousands of Instagram users said Tuesday that the social media app was repeatedly crashing or not opening at all, the third time in just over a month that the social network has experienced issues.

17 Jul 2019 3:58 am
Disney+: Everything coming to the streaming service so far

Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming video service Disney+ will launch with an impressive catalog of classic content, new projects, and original shows and movies. Here is everything confirmed and rumored to be coming to the platform.

17 Jul 2019 3:56 am
Lotus Evija electric supercar is bursting with cutting-edge tech

The Lotus Evija is the latest in a steadily growing crop of electric supercars. Lotus is aiming for 2,000 horsepower, with the fastest-charging battery of any electric car so far.

17 Jul 2019 3:45 am
The best camera straps for 2019

Choosing the right camera strap for your needs can be a tough decision. To help sort through the junk, we've rounded up the best camera straps on the market, from stylish neck straps to functional shoulder slings.

17 Jul 2019 3:31 am
Amazon’s Prime Day Deal on the Echo Dot is the lowest price it has ever been

Don't need a screen and just want a basic Alexa device that has decent sound for an extra room? Amazon's Prime Day 2019 deal on the Echo Dot is a great option, now 56% off its typical price. Act quickly though: The Dot's about to sell out.

17 Jul 2019 3:19 am
Disney+: Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming streaming service

Disney is bringing the full weight of its massive content library to its own streaming service in 2019. How will Disney+ compare to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime? Here's what we know so far.

17 Jul 2019 3:17 am
The best office chairs for 2019

Sitting at the office all day can be tough on more than just your back. Check out our picks for the best office chairs, whether you're in the market for something basic or a bit more luxurious.

17 Jul 2019 3:14 am