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Month: September 2018

The FBI used a suspect’s face to unlock his iPhone in Ohio case

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When Apple debuted Face ID with the iPhone X last year, it raised an interesting legal question: can you be compelled to unlock your phone by looking at it? In an apparent first, Forbes reports that the FBI got a suspect to unlock his phone during a raid in August. In August, the FBI raided […]

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Dad Adam Driver learns how to play Fortnite on SNL

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Saturday Night Live returned for its 44th season this weekend, with The Last Jedi’s Adam Driver returning as host. While he didn’t reprise his role of Matt the Radar Technician from his 2016 appearance, he did jump on another cultural bandwagon: Fortnite. The sketch opens with Dad Driver joining a squad, explaining that his ex-wife’s […]

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All the updates for Disney’s next Star Wars animated show, Star Wars Resistance

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The third animated show from Dave Filoni Continue reading…

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Leak reveals Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 might lack USB-C ports

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Microsoft is holding a Surface hardware event on Tuesday (October 2nd) in New York City, and a new leak reveals the company will announce a Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. We’d been expecting Microsoft to refresh both these devices at the event, but we’d also been assuming the new hardware would come with […]

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The Gardens Between is an unexpected lesson in theoretical physics

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It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. The Gardens Between is about two kids, Ariana and Frendt, exploring surreal […]

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Nearly a quarter of US households own a smart speaker, according to Nielsen

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Smart speaker love is in full effect for US consumers, with 24 percent of US households owning a smart speaker, and 40 percent of those households owning multiple speakers, according to Nielsen’s latest study. Devices like Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home speaker, and Apple’s HomePod have taken off in recent years, and it seems that trend […]

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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

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October is nearly here, so it’s time to think about Halloween, and streaming services are doing their best to offer up a selection of the spooky, supernatural, and suspenseful. Netflix is leading the way with a number of original movies and TV shows coming to subscribers over the course of the month. Mike Flanagan’s TV […]

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Elon Musk forced to step down as chairman of Tesla, remains CEO

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Elon Musk has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the charges filed earlier this week over his abandoned attempt to take Tesla private. Musk will have to step down as the chairman of Tesla within 45 days, and will not be able to take that role with the company again for […]

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Best Buy accidentally sells customer the new, unannounced Chromecast

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Google has its annual fall hardware event planned for October 9th, which is when we’ll see the official announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on top of the usual slate of Google-made hardware upgrades. One of those upgrades, to the company’s Chromecast line, appears to have been leaked in rather embarrassing fashion […]

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Watch these scientists discover a new fish, but miss the giant shark swimming by

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A team of researchers with the California Academy of Sciences discovered a brand new species of fish — and somehow missed a huge shark swimming right on top of them. The whole underwater encounter was caught on video. And the best part? The divers speak exclusively in chipmunk voices. That’s because the divers use a […]

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