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Month: July 2018

Cargo is teaming up with Uber to satiate your mid-trip munchies

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Cargo, the company that sought to make ride-share vehicles a bit more like drive-by convenience stores replete with snacks and tech accessories for sale, has announced that it’s officially joining forces with Uber. Cargo, which first launched in 2017, gives ride-share drivers boxes filled with free samples and purchasable snacks, along with tech gear like […]

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A historian explains how people of the past imagined the future

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People have always imagined the future, but starting in the 20th century, these visions involved more and more technology. So says science historian Peter Bowler, author of A History of the Future: Prophets of Progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov. The Verge spoke to Bowler about the idea of progress and predictions of the […]

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Senate Republicans abandon effort to impose harsher restrictions on ZTE

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Senate Republicans have abandoned an effort to impose harsher restrictions on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE after the US officially lifted its trade ban on the company earlier this month, according to a report from The Washington Post. That means that President Donald Trump’s deal for the company to resume working with US companies will stand, […]

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Western Digital Begins to Sample QLC BiCS4: 1.33 Tbit 96-Layer 3D NAND

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Western Digital has started sampling its 96-layer 3D NAND chips featuring QLC architecture that stores four bits per cell. The chip happens to be the world’s highest-capacity 3D NAND device. The company expects to commence volume shipments of this memory chip already this calendar year. Western Digital’s 96-layer BICS4 3D QLC NAND chip can store […]

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Waymo’s autonomous cars have driven 8 million miles on public roads

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Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has hit another milestone: 8 million miles driven on public roads. That translates into roughly 25,000 miles driven every day, which is light-years ahead of the company’s competitors and is the result of Google’s very early investment in self-driving technology. The news was delivered by the […]

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How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Google Home has recorded

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With an increasing number of households buying into virtual assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, it’s important to keep in mind that these devices are designed to listen. This includes recording and learning the tone of your voice and improving voice recognition and features for the virtual assistant. It’s supposed to be a feature […]

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Cellphone bills are getting more expensive after two years of declines

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Following a year of intense competition as US telecoms raced to one-up each other on new unlimited data plans, the promotional benefits are beginning to dry up as cell carriers pull back on deals and try to shore up revenue to offset the cost of large mergers and acquisitions and network upgrades. According to a […]

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Roku is in the ad business, not the hardware business, says CEO

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Roku sells more dedicated streaming devices than perhaps any other company in the world. It’s been estimated that there are more Rokus in US households than there are Fire TVs, Chromecasts, or Apple TVs. (Amazon strongly disagrees, but has never shared any sales numbers.) But here’s something that might surprise you: the money that Roku […]

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The ASRock Z370 Taichi Motherboard Review: Competitive at $220, Aggressive at $190

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The Z370 Taichi, like the X299 Taichi and previous generations, comes fully featured and ready to rock out of the box. Not defined by a naming convention, the Taichi sets out to be a well-rounded board with a lot of features at its price point including three M.2 slots, eight SATA ports, SLI/Crossfire support, as […]

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Corning Unveils Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ for Wearables

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Corning has introduced its new Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ protective glass substrates designed specifically for wearables and featuring not only scratch resistance and durability, but also antireflective and contrast-improving properties. Corning’s Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ are evolution of the company’s Gorilla Glass SR+ protective composites for wearables and other devices featuring […]

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