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Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2018

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2018

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Now that you’ve picked out your CPU, it’s time to start picking out the rest of your system components. And perhaps the most humble but overlooked of these components is the power supply unit (PSU). Available in a wide range of sizes and power capacities, there are a number of great PSUs out there, but […]

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The AmazonBasics Microwave is for those who are spoiled by voice commands

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How much do you need your microwave experience to be streamlined? Is it annoying to have to press a few buttons? Are a microwave’s presets too complex to use? Amazon seems to have different answers to these questions than the ones I’ve heard from fellow Verge co-workers and friends. It says it sees an opportunity […]

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Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach

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A majority of Americans don’t think social networks are good for the world

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Programming note: The Interface will be off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving travels. Thanks to everyone who has joined me for this first year, and shared the newsletter with your friends — lots of exciting things are coming. Stay tuned. Thanksgiving is nearly upon us in the United States, and Americans will sit […]

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Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy takes blame for Definers scandal

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Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy and communications, Elliot Schrage, has taken the blame for hiring the controversial PR firm Definers that pushed criticism of the social network’s rivals. The admission came in an internal memo obtained by TechCrunch, in which Schrage defended the use of the firm to conduct opposition research. However, he also […]

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Microsoft and Google working on Chrome for Windows on ARM

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Microsoft and Google engineers appear to be collaborating to support a version of Chrome running on Windows on ARM. 9to5Google has spotted various commits by Microsoft engineers assisting with the development of Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM. The details follow claims by a Qualcomm executive last month that the chip maker was working on […]

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Google Play is making all movie rentals $0.99 for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is coming, and once you’ve finished your feast, what better way to relax than by fighting over a movie to watch with your family members while you digest? Luckily, Google is here to help (sort of): for Thanksgiving Day, all movie rentals available on the Play Store will cost $0.99, meaning that in addition […]

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LG’s audio-focused Google Assistant smart display is out now

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LG was one of the hardware partners on board when Google announced its new smart displays platform back at CES this year, and now the first product is finally here. The display, variously and confusingly referred to in the press release as the “LG AI Smart Display,” the “LG XBOOM WK9 Smart Display,” and the […]

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Google Assistant just got much better and more convenient on iOS thanks to Siri Shortcuts

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Google is doing everything it can to make Assistant feel less like a second-class citizen on iOS. Siri is so ingrained in Apple’s platform that competing virtual assistants can’t quite match its convenience or the speed of accessing it, but Google is taking advantage of every tool at its disposal to get closer. You can […]

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Apple might help bring veterans’ medical records into the modern era

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Apple is reportedly in talks with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans access to electronic medical records on the iPhone, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Such a deal could help Apple make significant progress in its attempts to partner with more medical institutions and turn its mobile operating […]

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