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Month: October 2018

Nubia X: a Dual-Display Smartphone with No Selfie Camera

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Nubia, a ZTE brand, this week introduced its new range-topping smartphone outfitted with front and rear displays and Qualcomm’s high-end SoC. The new Nubia X features a rare 93.6% screen-to-body ratio on the primary LCD, maximizing its screen real estate while also offering a serious performance. The phone will certainly catch some eyes, but what […]

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Honor made a colorful pair of AirPods clones

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Honor announced a pair of wireless earbuds today called the FlyPods and the FlyPods Pro, and they’re nearly a carbon copy of Apple’s AirPods, down to the charging case. Honor’s parent company Huawei released a pair of AirPods clones earlier this year, called the Huawei FreeBuds, and was supposed to release its successor alongside the […]

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The lost Fresh Prince ‘Nightmare on My Street’ video has reemerged on YouTube

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In 1988, the summer A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master was released, New Line Cinema sued BMG, the music label of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The rap duo’s second album He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper had been released earlier that year, and they made a video for “Nightmare […]

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FDA asks e-cigarette giants to help regulate themselves

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Leading e-cigarette companies have admitted in meetings with the Food and Drug Administration that vape flavorings appeal to kids, and suggested ways that the agency could regulate those products, according to an FDA statement today. But public health experts say not to expect the industry to come up with useful ways to police itself. After […]

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Twitter now lets you report accounts that you suspect are bots

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Twitter has updated a portion of its reporting process, specifically when you report a tweet that you think might be coming from a bot or a fake account masquerading as someone or something else. Now, when you tap the “it’s suspicious or spam” option under the report menu, you’ll be able to specify why you […]

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Fortnite’s monster-filled Halloween mode ends Sunday with a one-time event

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Fortnite’s monster-fuelled “Fortnitemares” event is coming to an end this weekend — and it looks like it will end with a bang. Developer Epic Games announced today that the Halloween event will be ending on Sunday, and that a one-time only occurence will be happening in-game that day at 1PM ET. “Login early and be […]

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Treating ‘genetic privacy’ like it’s just one thing keeps us from understanding people’s concerns

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“Genetic privacy” is a complicated concept, and a new study finds that decoding how people feel about the idea is equally complex. Genetic data can be collected for medical purposes, like genetic testing for hereditary diseases, by the government for identification purposes, or submitted to private companies that promise to tell you more about yourself […]

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Without new laws, Facebook has no reason to fix its broken ad system

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In recent days, both Vice News and Business Insider have put Facebook’s political ad transparency efforts to the test ahead — and the results are not good. Yesterday, Vice was able to easily game the “Paid for by” disclosure on political ads, getting false disclosures approved in the name of all 100 sitting US senators. […]

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Lime removes some Segway Ninebot scooters from fleet amid concerns of battery fires

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Electric scooter sharing company Lime has pulled a number of Segway Ninebot scooters from its fleet after learning that a manufacturing defect could result in batteries “smoldering or, in some cases, catching fire.” According to the company’s statement, it first learned of the issue in August. Working independently and with Segway, Lime created software to […]

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Mobile games like Hidden Folks are perfect for the Switch

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Well over a year into the Nintendo Switch’s life, it’s still exciting and surprising to see huge console games like Wolfenstein or Diablo make their way to the tablet. There’s something inherently captivating about having an experience of that scale in the palm of your hands, or to be able to jump back and forth […]

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