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Month: June 2018

How to text from your computer with Android Messages

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Yesterday Google started rolling out the ability to text from the web with Android Messages. The feature gives users a lot more flexibility in choosing how and where they can carry on conversations. As long as your Android smartphone is powered on, you can text from a desktop computer or even other mobile devices — […]

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The Google Home and Home Mini are now available in Spain, Ireland, and Austria

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The Google Home and Home Mini are now available for purchase in Spain, Austria, and Ireland. The Google Home will cost €149 ($172.54), while the Home Mini will cost €59 ($68.32). While a leak last month suggested a Spain launch for the Home and Home Mini was coming soon, there had been no indication of […]

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Here’s why experts are skeptical of the ‘gaming disorder’ diagnosis

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The World Health Organization has added “gaming disorder” to its diagnostic handbook, but experts argue that we still don’t know enough to claim that gaming disorder exists. The evidence is inconsistent, they say, and the criteria are too broad. According to the WHO, the following criteria indicate gaming disorder: gaming is strongly preferred over other […]

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Star Trek: Discovery showrunner’s new five-year deal could bring Patrick Stewart back to the franchise

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After several years of tumult, Star Trek: Discovery — and the greater Star Trek TV empire — may finally be getting some stability: CBS Television Studios has signed Discovery’s recently promoted showrunner Alex Kurtzman to a five-year deal that will put him in charge of all TV Trek projects for the foreseeable future, via The […]

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Facebook entices content creators with new community-centered video platform

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Facebook announced several new live video features today that will allow creators to make their live streams more like games with polls and quizzes. The features are similar to those that creators on YouTube have had access to for months through the recent addition of the Community tab. These new features could entice established creators […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint say they need to merge so America can beat other countries to 5G

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T-Mobile and Sprint filed public interest statements to the Federal Communications Commission today. The 700-page filing is part of the companies’ bid to merge, which they say will help them deploy a nationwide 5G network through a $40 billion investment. Highly anticipated, 5G is the next generation of wireless technology that many tech companies are […]

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ECS with Intel Compute Card: What Happened to Intel’s Compute Card?

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One of the more interesting and innovative platforms that Intel has introduced over the past few years was the Compute Card: a small credit-card like platform that contained a CPU, some memory, some storage, and a connector such that the card could be placed into all manner of docks and displays for a universal homogenous […]

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The InWin Crown Fan: Why Bother with Closer Fan Blades When the Whole Fan Moves

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In recent weeks and months, a lot of noise has been made about Noctua’s new fan design that uses precise tooling to create fan blades that are much closer to the edge of the fan than has been used previously. The benefits of such a design are often listed as a better and more powerful […]

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AT&T to follow Verizon in ending its sale of user location data to third-party brokers

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AT&T says it will end its practice of selling real-time user location data to third-party brokers after its primary competitor Verizon agreed to do the same earlier today. “Our top priority is to protect our customers’ information, and, to that end, we will be ending our work with aggregators for these services as soon as […]

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Uber tests cheaper fares for riders who are willing to wait a few minutes

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Uber is testing a new feature that could offer cheaper rides to customers who are willing to wait a few minutes, according to a (since-deleted) tweet from an Uber employee found by Quartz that showed off the feature. In a statement released to Quartz, an Uber representative confirmed that the feature was being tested by […]

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