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LG Gram ultra-thin laptops updated for 2017, all under 2.5 pounds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:00 -0500

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LG has announced pricing and availability of its updated 2017 family of Gram laptops: their ultra-lightweight and portable lineup. The LG Gram is situated in the lightweight and portable at all costs market with competitors like the Acer Swift and HP Spectre. Of the six new models announced today, all...

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Lyft rolls into 54 additional cities, brings the fight to Uber

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00 -0500

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Lyft has announced its largest expansion to date with service now extending into more than 50 new cities. The move is part of the transportation network company’s planned expansion for 2017 which saw service debut in 40 new markets just a month ago.

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Connectify Hotspot lets you share your net connection OTA

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:45 -0500

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Connectify turns your PC's Wi-Fi adapter into a wireless router, so you can share any available Internet connection with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices. It's a great piece of software to have handy when you are on the go or you need a quick solution to cover areas where signal...

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Acer's connected Air Monitor tracks six key air quality indicators in real time

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:00 -0500

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Internet-connected devices come in all shapes and sizes and as evident by Acer’s latest entrant, they also offer varying degrees of functionality and usefulness.

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Move files faster: Teracopy premieres version 3.0

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:12 -0500

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A common complaint among power users about newer versions of Windows is the slow copying speed, especially when transferring lots of files. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data, this program may be for you. Teracopy has come in handy...

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Cloudflare bug leaked encryption keys, passwords and more

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:15 -0500

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Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy recently reached out to content delivery network and Internet security services provider Cloudflare regarding a serious security issue he stumbled across in which corrupted web pages were being returned by some HTTP requests run through Cloudflare.

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Tweaking Windows 10 Privacy Settings

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:15 -0500

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Several controversial privacy issues have kept many from upgrading to Windows 10, even with the free upgrade offer (still) on the table. While some of the initial uproar may have been overblown, there are some settings worth visiting in this post-Snowden era of heightened concern regarding personal privacy. Today, we’ll...

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Take on mobile development with this Android N training bundle

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:09 -0500

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Aspiring mobile developers take note: knowing how to work with the most popular tools is key. That's why Android is the ideal operating system for new developers to work on. Android is the world's most popular OS and its capabilities continue to grow with each update. Pick up the Ultimate...

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FCC votes in favor of more ISPs not being required to be transparent

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:10 -0500

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Internet providers with fewer than 250,000 subscribers will not be required to disclose information on network performance, fees, and data caps, thanks to a rule change by the FCC that many are seeing as a prelude to larger setbacks for net neutrality. Previously, the exemption applied to ISPs with fewer...

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Amazon refuses to hand over Echo data in murder case, says recordings are protected by First Amendment

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00 -0500

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Back in December, reports surfaced of a murder case in Bentonville, Arkansas which saw police issue Amazon a warrant for any audio recordings to come from the prime suspect’s Echo device. But the retail giant is fighting the request, claiming that the recorded data and Alexa’s responses are protected under...

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Samsung unveils its 10nm Exynos 8895 chip: faster, more powerful, and support for 1Gbps LTE speeds

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00 -0500

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It seems Samsung isn’t holding back all its announcements for next week’s Mobile World Congress. The company has just revealed its new octo-core Exynos 8895 chip. It’s the first SoC from the company to be built using the 10-nanometer FinFET process, and it looks as if it will appear in...

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Congress introduces bill to require a warrant for Stingray deployment

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00 -0500

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The Stingray, known technically as a Cell-Site Simulator, has sparked controversy at every step of its secretive career. The device allows anyone using it to listen in on phone calls, read text messages, and sniff all mobile and location data of cell phone users in its vicinity.

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Alphabet launches lawsuit against Uber over alleged self-driving technology theft

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:15 -0500

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When Uber’s autonomous SUVs arrived in Arizona earlier this week, it was a welcome bit of news for a company still rocking from revelations of sexism and the #deleteuber campaign. But it looks as if the ride-hailing giant’s problems aren’t about to end anytime soon. Waymo, the Alphabet-owned autonomous car...

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Google launches first gigabit wireless home internet service

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:15 -0500

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We've all heard of Google Fiber, the supposed pinnacle of internet service providers. The platform is slowly rolling out across the country, but Google has also just expanded its capability to include wireless service as well. Google's very first gigabit connected wireless customer is a Denver apartment complex. The connectivity...

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Disney to massively scale back support for YouTube content creators through Maker Studios

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:30 -0500

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When Disney announced last week that it was parting ways with YouTube personality Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (PewDiePie), it meant the Internet personality would no longer be backed by its Maker Studios division.

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How to Throw Your Video Game Controller

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:45 -0500

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Video games are a lot of fun, but they can also be frustrating. From time to time, you may even get frustrated enough that you want to throw something. Good news! Your controller is right there in your hand.

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Google API that detects insults, harassment and abusive comments is now available to developers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00 -0500

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The intent of online forums and message boards is to foster the sharing of ideas regarding a particular topic although as anyone that has scrolled past a story or video will tell you, things often turn from amicable to flat out vicious in the blink of an eye.

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Apollo 11's crew capsule is going on a four-city tour

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:45 -0500

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On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission successfully delivered the first humans to the surface of the moon. A few days later, the command module Columbia safely brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins back to Earth.

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Qualcomm announces VR development kit, Leap Motion partnership

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:52 -0500

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Qualcomm has announced a new VR development kit for its Snapdragon 835 platform in partnership with hand tracking company Leap Motion. The kit is a self-contained headset reference design that’s powered by the aforementioned chip, and uses cameras inside and outside to enable both eye tracking, as well as six...

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In Prey, you'll be able to morph into a roll of toilet paper or a banana

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:00 -0500

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Prey, a reimagining of the 2006 favorite by the same name that draws inspiration from classics such as System Shock and adopts gameplay elements from favorites like Metroid, is one of the most anticipated games of 2017.

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Fitbit paid just $23 million for Pebble, financial report reveals

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00 -0500

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Pebble’s name is well represented in the Kickstarter history books. Pebble Time, the company’s first wearable to feature a color e-paper display, currently sits as the most funded campaign of all-time with a haul of more than $20 million while Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core collectively generated $12.7...

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Razer announces a USB battery pack for the Blade Stealth

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00 -0500

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Razer's original Blade Stealth was a solid entry into the ultrabook market, but it disappointed on the battery life department. The company made sure to address this in the follow up model (check out TechSpot's recent review of the Blade Stealth here) with a 20% larger battery, which when combined...

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Enable Windows 10's Hidden "God Mode"

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:33 -0500

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As indicated by enthusiasts around the web, there is a simple way to access a hidden "God Mode" in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. With a name like that, your expectations might be a little high -- and no, Windows is not secretly invincible -- but the trick is awesome nevertheless.

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Sony's "world's fastest" SD cards that write data at 299MB/s arrive next month

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:30 -0500

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If you’re a fan of photography who enjoys capturing high-res images in burst mode and shooting 4K videos, you’ll know the benefits of having a speedy SD card. It’s something that Sony understands - it hopes to tempt photographers and filmmakers with what it claims to be the “world’s fastest”...

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7 Ways to Screenshot in Windows 10

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:49 -0500

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A few of you are probably thinking: "isn't it easy to screenshot in Windows 10? You just press the print screen button and a screenshot is saved to the clipboard!" And you'd be correct; But Windows provides several other ways to screenshot, many of which are better options depending on...

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Man facing five years in prison for making threats on Whisper

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00 -0500

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Even if an app promises anonymity, using them to make violent threats is never a good idea. Just ask Garrett Grimsley of Cary, North Carolina, who is now facing up to five years in prison for a public Whisper post that sounded very alarming.

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More images of LG's G6 handset leak ahead of MWC reveal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00 -0500

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LG will be revealing its new flagship handset, the G6, at Mobile World Congress on Sunday, which means the leaks are coming thick and fast. We already know about its 18:9 FullVision display and the benefits it brings; now, more images of the device have arrived.

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Spec sheet for Galaxy S8+ reveals 6.2-inch display, more

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00 -0500

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Back in December, it was reported that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 would come in two versions: a 5.7-inch model and a 6.2-inch variant. Now, VentureBeat’s reliable leaker, Evan Blass, has posted a partial spec sheet for the larger device that confirms its massive screen size.

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Instagram now lets all users share multiple photos and videos in a single post

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:15 -0500

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Facebook-owned Instagram has become a little bit more like its parent company after introducing a new feature that allows users to share up to ten photos and videos in a single post. It’s been available in the beta version of the Instagram Android app for the last few weeks and...

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Waze will expand carpooling service to more U.S. and Latin American cities

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:30 -0500

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Following a successful trial run in Israel and San Francisco, Google is expanding Waze’s ride sharing program to several U.S. and Latin American cities over the next few months. The service competes with Uber’s UberPool and Lyft’s Line services, but with some key differences in the business model. ...

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