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Month: November 2018

Netgear’s first Wi-Fi 6 routers look like sci-fi spaceships

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The next generation of Wi-Fi is starting to arrive, and Netgear is jumping in with its first two routers: the Nighthawk AX8 and Nighthawk AX12. These are two very high-end routers, capable of theoretical speeds well beyond what most home internet connections can deliver. But their real standout feature is support for the next major […]

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This Taiwanese grandpa shows the best way to play Pokémon Go is with 11 phones

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A 70-year-old man in Taiwan has gone viral for playing Pokémon Go with 11 phones attached to his bicycle. Chen San-yuan has made headlines internationally for the strange setup. Chen also keeps external batteries and charging cables on him so he can enjoy up to 20 hours of battery life per phone. Since first getting […]

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Sony’s new PS4 Pro quietly fixes its noise problems

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California moves toward permanent daylight saving time

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California voters approved a measure allowing the state to make daylight saving time (DST) year-round, instead of only from early March to early November. In order for this to actually be put in place, California legislature has to now approve it by a two-thirds vote, and then Congress would have to allow the deviation. Other […]

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Half of YouTube viewers use it to learn how to do things they’ve never done

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The first time I put on a tie, I loaded up a YouTube video. Any time I want to do something new in a program like Ableton, Premiere, or Photoshop, I run a search on YouTube. I’ve learned how to cook a few things from YouTube videos, too. These are just the sorts of educational […]

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Instacart launches grocery pickup service in cities across the US

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Instacart just announced that its new grocery pickup service will launch in cities across the United States. The new pickup option works alongside Instacart’s delivery service, which supports many of the same supermarkets. Any viable grocery delivery / pickup service needs a wide variety of retailers to source from. Instacart has different buying options that […]

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Microsoft Word is getting a to-do feature to help people manage documents

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Microsoft is starting to test a new to-do feature in Word today. The software maker found that a lot of people leave notes in their Word documents as placeholders to add more text, images, or charts. Microsoft is now making these notes a lot more powerful with a to-do feature that automatically tracks when you’ve […]

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Vince Gilligan is reportedly writing a Breaking Bad spinoff film

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Breaking Bad may be returning to the spotlight again, this time with a new spinoff film from series creator Vince Gilligan. According to The Albuquerque Journal, Gilligan’s new project, currently dubbed Greenbriar, “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” Breaking Bad was a record-breaking critical darling by the time its […]

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Facebook blocks more fake accounts from Russian troll group

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Facebook says that the 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts it blocked yesterday for “inauthentic behavior” appear to originate from Russia. A site that claims to be associated with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) later posted a list of fake Instagram accounts it made before the US midterm elections, which included many that […]

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The man behind a spree of gaming network cyberattacks has pleaded guilty

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A man who helped orchestrate attacks on several gaming platforms, then abruptly disappeared in 2014, pleaded guilty in a California court yesterday. Utah resident Austin Thompson admitted to being a member of the hacking group DerpTrolling, which carried out a series of high-profile denial-of-service attacks in late 2013 as part of a campaign against Twitch […]

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