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Mophie releases its first iPhone X battery case a month after the phone was discontinued

Mophie releases its first iPhone X battery case a month after the phone was discontinued

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It’s been almost exactly a year since Apple released the iPhone X, and today, Mophie is finally releasing its first battery pack case for Apple’s former (now no longer sold) flagship called the Juice Pack Air, via MacRumors. The Juice Pack Air is only compatible with the iPhone X — sorry, new XS owners — […]

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Gallium nitride is the silicon of the future

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Last week, Anker debuted a tiny new power brick, crediting its small size with the component it uses instead of silicon: gallium nitride (GaN). It’s the latest example of the growing popularity of this transparent, glass-like material that could one day unseat silicon and cut energy use worldwide. For decades now, silicon has been the […]

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YouTube’s head of music warns that EU’s Article 13 is detrimental to remixes, fan videos

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Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s global head of music, is the latest YouTube executive to publish an ominous forewarning about the European Union’s controversial Copyright Directive and the effect it will have on the music community. “Let me be clear: we understand and support the intent of Article 13. We need effective ways for copyright holders to […]

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11 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out this November

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There’s always been a bit of a crossover in audiences between gamers and science fiction fans. Journalists have spilled a lot of ink over the years writing about the rise in popularity of games like Settlers of Catan, Terraforming Mars, and Pandemic. I recently picked up It’s All a Game: The History of Board Games […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 players find cursed road that always sets horses on fire

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Today in nightmare fuel: in Red Dead Redemption 2, there’s a specific patch of land that has invisible fire on it. The AI characters have no idea it’s there, and therefore, they have no reason to try to avoid this contaminated road. This means that players everywhere are leading their horses to a fiery, horrifying […]

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is $150 off at B&H Photo

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EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is $150 off at B&H Photo. Normally priced at $499 (though you can commonly find it for around $449), this graphics card is now available for $349. If you’ve been waiting on the sidelines for GPU prices to plummet, this is the best deal that we’ve seen for this particular […]

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Flickr will end 1TB of free storage and limit free users to 1,000 photos

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Flickr was purchased in April by professional photo hosting service SmugMug, and today, the first major changes under the new ownership have been announced. There’s a serious downgrade for free users, who are now limited to 1,000 pictures on the photo sharing site, instead of the free 1TB of storage that was previously offered. As […]

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How teaching AI to be curious helps machines learn for themselves

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New research from OpenAI uses curious AI to beat video games Continue reading…

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You can now share songs you Shazam directly to Instagram Stories

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Even more apps are being integrated into Instagram. Today, Shazam announced a new feature that allows users to identify songs and then immediately post the results to their Instagram Stories. In order to do this, Shazam any song, and then tap the share button. Instagram should pop up as an option if you’re using the […]

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You can unzip this tiny image on Twitter to reveal the complete works of Shakespeare

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Shakespeare was a prolific playwright, penning more than 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout his entire career. Now, his life’s work has been compiled into a tiny image on Twitter by computer science researcher David Buchanan. When unzipped, the image opens up more ZIP and RAR files to reveal an HTML browser with Project Gutenberg’s […]

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