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3 Alternative Uses for Your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are capable of more than just gaming. If Joy-Con drift hasn’t made you bananas, then you can detach the controllers (on the bigger, non-Lite Switch) and use them in a variety of different ways. Here are three of the most useful ones we’ve found.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Computing, Nintendo, Game Controller, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con, Gesture Recognition, Motion Controller, Video Game Consoles, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet


You Can Finally Buy Apple's Magic Keyboard with Touch ID Without Buying an iMac

Apple finally brought Touch ID to its desktop computers earlier this year with an upgraded version of its wireless Magic Keyboard featuring an added fingerprint sensor. To date, it’s been exclusively available with Apple’s new M1-powered iMac, but it now finally appears to be available as a standalone accessory…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Steve Jobs, Intel, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Touch ID, iMac, Magic Keyboard, M1, Computer Architecture, Rene Ritchie, Apple M1, M1 Processor


A Cheaper YouTube Premium May Be Coming Soon

YouTube Premium is a solid option if you want to pay to skip through its often harrowing advertising. But it’s about $12 a month on top of a whole host of other subscription services you’re probably already paying for. The price includes access to YouTube Music, offline downloads, and background playback. But for…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Software, Operating Systems, Google Play Music, Premium, YouTube Premium, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Mass Media Companies


Rare Back-to-Back Flybys of Venus Will Happen Next Week

Two spacecraft will fly past either side of Venus next week in the span of just 33 hours. The rare double flyby gives researchers an opportunity to observe the planet from multiple vantage points at nearly the same time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Spaceflight, Venus, Spacecraft, Outer Space, JAXA, Parker Solar Probe, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision, Observations And Explorations Of Venus, Technology Internet, Gravity Assist, Missions To Mercury


Zoom's $85 Million Settlement Won't Change a Thing, but It Could Get You a Refund

Zoom—the video conferencing software that many of us have come to begrudgingly rely on in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic—agreed on Saturday to pay $85 million to settle a class-action suit brought on by the numerous privacy and security issues the platform refused to patch up. And like many settlements put out…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Software, Computing, Zoom, Terms Of Service, Lucy Koh, Internet Privacy, Web Conferencing, Video Software, Videotelephony, Technology Internet


Pixel 6 Preview: Here's What Google's First Smartphone Chip Can Do

Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy lineup took about five years to really hit their stride. Now with five smartphones of its own in the books, Google is gearing up for some major changes that could propel the Pixel lineup to mainstream success. Ahead of the Pixel 6's official launch later this fall—yes, it’s …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Iphone 6, Mobile Phones, Pixel, Rick Osterloh, Google Pixel, Google Assistant, Pixel 2, Pixel Visual Core, Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy S21


Basically All of Samsung's Upcoming Devices Just Revealed in New Leaks

We have a little more than a week until Samsung Unpacked, but that hasn’t stopped leakers from sharing images showing what the Korean tech giant has planned for the event. New pictures have surfaced that offer an even clearer look at the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Buds 2, and the Galaxy Watch 4 ahead of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Unpacked, One UI, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Mobile Phones, Technology Internet, Draftsamsung Unpacked Event, Clamshell Design


Intel Leak Shows Thunderbolt Speeds Could Double Sometime Soon

When Intel released Thunderbolt 4 last year as a successor to Thunderbolt 3, many people were confused and disappointed to realize that the update offered the same 40Gbps bandwidth as its predecessor. Now, Intel is stepping up with the Thunderbolt 5, a photo prematurely tweeted out by a company executive shows, and…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Usb, Telecommunications, Thunderbolt, Bandwidth, Gregory Bryant, AnandTech, Optoelectronics, Internet Protocols, Thunderbolt 4, Computer Networking, Computer Buses, Technology Internet, Ben Hacker


Texas Instruments Adds Python to Its Latest Graphing Calculator

Graphing calculators have always been a fun way to get started with programming, though mostly in the form of games and cheat sheets. But now Texas Instruments is introducing a new TI-84 graphing calculator that supports programming in Python.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Computer Science, Texas Instruments, Calculator, Graphing Calculators, Ti 84, Technology Internet, Programmable Calculators, Ti 84 Graphing Calculator, Ti Basic, Z80, Ti Nspire Series, Ti 84 Plus Series, Ti 83 Premium Ce


Logitech's Colorful Headphones Are a Cheap Way to Match Your Keyboard

I admit it: I’m a sucker for colorful computer stuff. As customizing mechanical keyboards becomes more popular, it seems natural to buy other peripherals that match. That’s why I was curious to test out the . These headphones are the budget alternative to the Logitech G733 Lightspeed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Headphones, Logitech, Headset, Lightspeed, Microphone, Components, Audio Engineering, Loudspeakers, Transducers, Computer Peripherals, Technology Internet, Lightspeed Wireless


Klipsch's New Wireless Earbuds Let You Control Your Phone With Head Gestures

First announced earlier this year at CES 2021, Klipsch is finally ready to roll out its new T5 II True Wireless ANC earbuds, which bring active noise cancellation to one of the best-sounding pairs of wireless earbuds currently available. But that’s not the only upgrade: The new T5 II will also incorporate Bragi’s AI…Read more...
Tags: Science, Headphones, Mclaren, Formula 1, Bragi, Klipsch, iPhone accessories, AirPods, Inductive Charging, Electronics Manufacturing, Transducers, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Audio Electronics, Klipsch Audio Technologies, Technology Internet


Astronomers Spot Two Unusually Red Objects in the Asteroid Belt

They’re red, they’re reasonably big, and they have no business being in the main asteroid belt, but their discovery confirms the complex conditions in place when the solar system was still forming. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Asteroid, Solar System, Kuiper Belt, Planetary Science, Applied Sciences, Space Science, Asteroid Belt, Technology Internet, Extraterrestrial Water, Formation And Evolution Of The Solar System, Sunao Hasegawa, Planetesimal, 269 Justitia


Chipmaker for iPhone 13 and MacBook Pros Hit by Gas Contamination

You might not know Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. off the top of your head, but you definitely use gadgets featuring their chips. In fact, it’s the sole semiconductor supplier for Apple’s various devices. Now, Nikkei Asia is reporting TSMC’s most advanced factory for Apple processors has been hit by gas…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Asia, Science, Steve Jobs, Joe Biden, Intel, Macintosh, Mobile Phones, Tim Cook, Computing, TSMC, Apple Inc, Iphone 7, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co


Why DirectStorage Will Be a Game-Changer for Your Windows 11 PC

Windows 11 is on the way, bringing with it a fresh design and eliminating some features while adding new ones. One of the technologies that Microsoft’s next operating system is bringing with it is DirectStorage, promising super-fast loading times for next-gen SSD storage. Here’s everything you need to know about the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Computing, Nvidia, Virtual Reality, Amd, Solid State Drive, NVM Express, DirectX, Graphics Processing Unit, Application Programming Interfaces, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, In Video Gaming, Xbox Series X And Series S


Zuck Confirms Facebook's Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardware

It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Facebook’s collaboration with Ray-Ban on a pair of augmented reality glasses. But in comments during an earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that no, he hasn’t forgotten about the device. It’ll actually be the company’s next hardware release.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Glasses, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, Articles, Eyewear, Augmented Reality, Razer, Science and Technology, Mixed Reality, Oppo


Nothing's Overhyped Earbuds Are Actually Extremely Good

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is taking a OnePlus-esque approach to his new company, called Nothing. OnePlus established itself as a go-to brand for affordable smartphones with flagship features, and after months of hype, Nothing’s first product has arrived to deliver the same thing OnePlus’ smartphones did: solid…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Headphones, Noise, Sony, Jack, Oneplus, Apple Inc, Beats Electronics, Carl Pei, AirPods, Here One, Inductive Charging, Transducers, Apple Headphones, Powerbeats Pro


Watch Live: Russia's Nauka Module Docks at the International Space Station

It was a bumpy journey, but Russia’s Nauka module is finally arriving at the International Space Station. You can catch the action live right here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Outer Space, PIRS, in Russia, Nauka, Technology Internet, In Spaceflight, European Robotic Arm, Orbital Piloted Assembly And Experiment Complex, Russian Orbital Segment, Nauka Module Docks


Amazon Warns That Older Kindles May Start Losing Cellular Service Later This Year

If you’re an owner of an older Kindle e-reader, your device may soon lose support for an important feature: internet access. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Publishing, Science, Kindle, E Books, Amazon Kindle, Computing, Ebook, Electronic Paper, Ur, Digital Technology, E Reader, Technology Internet, Proprietary Hardware


Google and Facebook Will Require Employees to Be Vaccinated Before Office Reopening

At the start of the pandemic, Big Tech led the way in embracing remote work. Now, it’s also serving as a bellwether of how companies are planning to safely return to the office. But it doesn’t look like everyone is on the same page. While Google and Facebook announced today they will require all staffers to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Companies, Chrome Os, Tim Cook, Computing, Vaccination, Sundar Pichai, Apple Inc


TSMC Will Start Making 2nm Chips As Intel Tries to Catch Up

Just a day after Intel announced big plans to help the company regain its authority in chip production, Taiwan has now given the greenlight to TSMC to begin construction on the company’s most sophisticated chip plant yet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Environment, Intel, Taiwan, Companies, TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Business Finance, Industry Economics, Technology Internet, Semiconductor Device Fabrication, Semiconductor Fabrication Plant, 2 Nm Process, 3 Nm Process, Lin Chuan Neng


Physicists See Light Echoing From Behind a Black Hole for the First Time

Astrophysicists have detected light coming from the far side of a black hole, using telescopes to see physics predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity but not yet directly observed. The new findings affirmed ideas about how black holes warp light.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Hole, Einstein, Galaxies, Stanford University, Plasma Physics, General Relativity, Physical Sciences, Stanford University Press, Natural Sciences, Supermassive Black Holes, Supermassive Black Hole, Erin Kara, Technology Internet, Space Plasmas


Facebook News Consumers Are More Anti-Vaccine Than Fox News Viewers, Study Finds

Joe Biden might want to consider re-backpedaling after backpedaling his accusation that social media companies [Facebook] are “killing people” by spreading vaccine conspiracies and bunk. A new study suggests that Facebook’s news consumers are inordinately unwilling to get the covid-19 vaccine.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Software, Fox News, Branch, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson, Deception, Ben Shapiro, Kaiser Family Foundation, Facebook News, David Lazer, Jen Psaki, Fake News


Google Will Require All Apps on the Play Store to Have a Privacy Policy Starting in April 2022

Earlier this spring, Google announced the development of a new safety section coming to the Play Store next year, and today Google is now following up with more details on the kind of information apps will be required to provide including new mandatory privacy policies.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Computing, App Store, Digital Rights, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Computer Architecture, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident


The World Isn't Ready for Health-Tracking Earbuds

Fitness-focused earbuds are nothing now, but they’re usually just sweat-resistant and bass-forward for powering through workouts. Amazfit’s new Powerbuds Pro take that to the next level. Design-wise, they’re more like Apple’s AirPods Pro, but with the added ability to track workouts, monitor your posture, warn you…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Headphones, Computing, Wearable Devices, Jaybird, iPhone accessories, Amazfit, AirPods, Fast Pair, Wearable Computers, Philips In Ear Headphoneheadset, Humancomputer Interaction


Instagram's New Settings Take Aim at Creepy Adults

As part of a slew of ongoing efforts to make Instagram less of a cesspool of awful content for awful people, the company announced a slew of new changes for accounts belonging to the teen and tweenage set meant to keep them safer on the platform. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Internet Privacy, Video Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Apple Health Might Soon Track Your VR Workouts

While Facebook and Apple haven’t been on the best terms as of late, the social media giant is reportedly considering letting Oculus users sync up their workout data to Apple Health, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Health, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Fitness, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Nintendo, Oculus, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices


Facebook Is Mulling Linking Oculus Workouts With Apple Health

While Facebook and Apple haven’t been on the best terms as of late, the social media giant is reportedly considering letting Oculus users sync up their workout data to Apple Health, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Health, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Fitness, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Nintendo, Oculus, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices


Nothing’s Long-Awaited Wireless Earbuds Are Here and They’re Clear

In just a few months, Nothing, One Plus co-founder Carl Pei’s new company, has managed to quickly build brand recognition and hype by teasing a product that doesn’t actually exist. Today that changes, however, as Nothing has officially revealed its ear (1) wireless earbuds that boast a solid set of features for just…Read more...
Tags: Science, Headphones, Ikea, Nintendo, iPhone accessories, Carl Pei, Here One, Portable Electronics, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Telecommunications Engineering, Audio Electronics, Technology Internet


Samsung's Massive Odyssey Neo G9 Is the New King of Gaming Monitors

Samsung’s been making gaming monitors for years now, but execs in the company’s display division say last year’s Odyssey G9 was its first flagship gaming monitor. Now there’s a new Odyssey in town, and from what we’ve seen so far, it handily claims the gaming monitor crown.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Computing, Nvidia, Samsung Electronics, Twitch, FreeSync, Vesa, Displayport, Grover Cleveland, Computer Monitor, Harrington Jacket, NVIDIA G SYNC, Television Technology, Computer Peripherals


Nokia Claims Its Newest Phone Is ‘Life-Proof’

Nokia parent company HMD Global announced a huge Nokia phone revamp earlier this year, and now the company has officially announced that the first X-series Nokia phone is coming to the U.S. next month. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nokia, Mobile Phones, Roberto Carlos, Corning, Lisa Zimouche, HMD Global, Nokia 83 5g, Technology Internet, Nokia 150



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