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Sen. Ron Wyden on breaking up Facebook, net neutrality, and the law that built the internet

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There may not be a lawmaker in Congress who has done more to shape the internet than Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). As a congressman, Wyden co-authored Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a piece of legislation that, in 1996, limited internet companies’ liability for what was posted on their platforms by third parties. For […]

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Sony’s 2-in-1 headphone adapter is not our USB-C savior

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If you own an Android phone that lacks a headphone jack, you might be aware that there isn’t a simple, universal adapter that allows you to charge your phone and use wired headphones at the same time. This most often presents an issue in cars and on planes where you want to be able to […]

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Nomad’s new wireless charger is cleverly designed to upgrade a Tesla Model 3

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There’s a lot of impressive technology packed into a Tesla Model 3, but there’s one thing missing: wireless charging for a smartphone. Fortunately, Nomad’s new Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger is here to offer an upgrade for your Tesla and cut the wires. As the name implies, the Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger is a […]

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Miles is an app that tracks your every move in exchange for deals and discounts

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Frequent flyer programs are a frustrating paradox. As humans, we’re always on the hunt for a discount, but how often do most of us fly? Once every few months? Once a year? For the most part, we spend far more time traveling in a car or bus, on a bike, or on foot. To the […]

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Put holograms in your home with The Looking Glass display

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Holograms are perhaps the biggest sci-fi holy grail of technology, and companies have spent years trying to bring the floating, 3D displays of movies like Star Wars, Minority Report, and Avatar to life. Looking Glass is a startup that’s been working on just that. After releasing its HoloPlayer One SDK and development kit earlier last […]

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How New York is prepping for the next superstorm, six years after Hurricane Sandy

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This October will mark the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the “superstorm” that slammed into the East Coast and wreaked record-setting havoc on parts of New York and New Jersey. Six years later, city planners in New York are still struggling with an uncomfortable truth: many climate models point to rising sea levels and more […]

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Samsung’s AR Emoji are now more customizable but just as creepy

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Samsung is updating the Galaxy S9’s AR Emoji feature to give users a lot more room to fine-tune the digital avatars so that they actually look like you. Unfortunately, even at their best, it seems like they’ll still resemble a very creepy incarnation of yourself. Right now, the feature doesn’t allow for a lot of […]

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Fortnite celebrates its first birthday with mini-games, cake, and more

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Has it really only been a year since bubblegum battle royale took over the world? To commemorate the occasion, developer Epic Games has launched a Fortnite patch that makes a number of tweaks you’d expect from a weekly update along with a variety of ways to get in the festive spirit. In terms of big-picture […]

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Next-Gen NAS: An Interview with Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America

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At AnandTech, we have been following the consumer and SMB NAS market very closely over the last decade. Synology is one of the leading vendors in this space. Similar to others in this market segment, they have also been attempting to grow both vertically by targeting the SME and enterprise space, as well as horizontally […]

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Asus, Philips, and others fined for price fixing in Europe

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The European Commission, fresh off of handing Google a record $5 billion antitrust fine, is keeping a busy summer schedule by announcing four more fines for tech companies today. Publicized in Brussels today, the penalties affect Asus, the Denon and Marantz partnership, Philips, and Pioneer. There’s been no collusion between the four manufacturers, but the […]

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