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Qualcomm’s Looking to Fix Wireless Audio with Snapdragon Sound

As the industry continues to transition to wireless audio, Qualcomm has a plan to make the audio quality on Bluetooth headphones sound a little more like the sound you hear on wired ones.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Audio Technica, Qualcomm Snapdragon, James Chapman, Pixel 2, Gesture Recognition, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Arm Architecture, Technology Internet


Lawmakers Are Finally Asking the FCC to Redefine High-Speed Broadband

In a Thursday morning, several senators called for the federal agency to redefine the current minimum speeds that internet service providers can call “high-speed” broadband from 25/3 Mbps to 100/100 Mbps. That’s not only four times higher than the minimum download speed, but senators are also calling…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Articles, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Rob Portman, Joe Manchin, Michael Bennet, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Municipal Broadband, Technology Internet, Broadband Universal Service


Samsung and Mastercard Are Teaming Up On a Biometric Credit Card

Samsung and Mastercard are officially teaming up on a credit card with a built-in fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced on Thursday. These so-called “biometric cards” will come baked in with a “several key discrete chips” from Samsung’s side, and are planned to be compatible with any point of sale (POS) terminal, or…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Money, Samsung, Social Issues, Mobile Payments, Apple Pay, Online Payments, Mastercard, Contactless Payment, Surfaces, Cashless Society, Smart Card, Ubiquitous Computing, Google Pay


CBS All Access Is Now Paramount+, Celebrate With Copious Amounts of Free Star Trek

On the downside, we now have our 14-billionth streaming service that is just called Something+. On the upside, only one of them gets to celebrate with oodles of Star Trek goodness.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Whoopi Goldberg, Cbs All Access, Human Interest, Television Series, Abagail, Guinan, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Picard, Creative Works, American Television Series, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Draftremembrance


Underwater Robot Stealthily Swims With a Propulsion System You Can't See

Sound travels faster and farther underwater because it’s denser than air, and that can make it harder for researchers trying to study marine life who get an early heads up to go into hiding. But a new underwater robot could move stealthily through the waves using a propulsion system that doesn’t rely on a propeller or…Read more...
Tags: Science, Submersible, Geography, Submarine, Earth Sciences, Submarines, Oceanography, Deep Sea Exploration, Physical Geography, Technology Internet, Underwater Environment, Underwater Glider




This LG 4K Gaming Monitor Is Beautiful and Fast as Hell, but It's Got Issues

It’s hard to call an $800 gaming monitor “reasonably” priced—even one that looks good and delivers on its promises of “overwhelming speed.” So let’s just say the LG UltraGear 27GN950 is less unreasonably priced than some of the competitors in its spec range.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Electronics, Nvidia, Amd, Lg, Hdmi, FreeSync, Displayport, Video Electronics Standards Association, Computer Monitor, Backlight, 4K resolution, IPS Panel, 27GN950, Computer Peripherals


All of Motorola’s New Phones Are on Sale, With the 2021 Moto G Play for Just $160

Moto G Play (2021) | $160 | AmazonMoto G Power (2021) | $230 | AmazonMoto G Stylus (2021) | $280 | AmazonMotorola One 5G Ace | $380 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Motorola, Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Moto G, Stylus, Motorola Mobility, Motorola Moto, Moto G 5G, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


Apple's App Store Faces New Antitrust Investigation in UK

Regulators in the UK have launched a new antitrust investigation into Apple’s App Store, according to an announcement from Britain’s Competition and Market’s Authority on Thursday. And if the details sound similar to the European Union’s antitrust probes, that’s no accident.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Technology, European Union, Companies, Itunes, Britain, Computing, App Store, Cma, Apple Inc, Big Tech, Andrea Coscelli


Report: New Nintendo Switch With 4K Output, OLED Screen Will Release Before Christmas

Last year, Bloomberg reported that a new model of the Nintendo Switch would be out sometime in 2021. Today, they’re reporting some more specific details, like the size of the screen and some 4K news.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Bloomberg, Computing, Nintendo, Oled, Nintendo Switch, Display technology, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Video Game Consoles, Handheld Game Consoles, Handheld Game Console, Technology Internet, Eighth Generation Of Video Game Consoles


Study: Far-Right Propaganda Gets the Most Engagement on Facebook, Especially When It's Lies

Shocker: Despite conservatives’ endless kvetching about the supposed liberal bias of Silicon Valley technocrats, one of the easiest ways to go viral on Facebook is spouting extreme, far-right rhetoric, according to a new study by New York University’s Cybersecurity for Democracy project.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Misinformation, Deception, Ben Shapiro, Fake News, QAnon, NewsGuard, Laura Edelson


Apple's New Service Helps You Transfer Your Pics and Videos From iCloud to Google Photos

For anyone who feels like they’ve been held hostage by iCloud’s 5GB of free storage or just wants to try out a different photo storage app, this week Apple launched a new service designed to make it way easier to transfer photos and videos stored in iCloud over to Google Photos. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Software, Computing, Icloud, Apple Id, Pages, Google Photos, Webmail, Epic Games, Apple Photos, Cloud Applications, Application Software, Data Synchronization


This Off-Brand Roomba Rival Gets the Job Done, With a Few Quirks

The Neabot robot vacuum is a stark white puck that hugs its charger like a baby monkey in a Harlow experiment. It has three buttons—start, charge, and clean—and a prominent sensor on top that spins rapidly as it scoots around your house. It does exactly what’s advertised on the box: It sucks up dirt and dust and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Shark, Home Automation, Robots, Alibaba, Fitbit, Vacuum, Roomba, Irobot, Science and Technology, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Home Appliances, Vacuum Cleaner, Harlow, Floors, Technology Internet


Polaroid Made a Pen That Lets You Draw Pieces of Candy

There are 3D-printing pens that let prolific doodlers turn their drawings into three-dimensional sculptures, but all users are really left with is a piece of art. Polaroid’s taking 3D-printing pens one step further by replacing extruded plastic with melted candy so that when your masterpiece is complete, you can eat…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Candy, Pens, Polaroid, 3d Modeling, 3doodler, Ballpoint Pen, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Processes, Economic Sectors, Technology Internet


AMD's RX 6700 XT Is Here, and There's Even More Good News for Radeon Owners

Today, AMD officially revealed the newest member of its Radeon 6000-series family: the RX 6700 XT. Situated just below the RX 6800, AMD said this is an ideal graphics card for anyone with a high refresh rate, 1440p monitor who wants to play games on max settings. And yes, Smart Access Memory is enabled, too, so if you…Read more...
Tags: Science, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Radeon, Video Cards, GeForce, Advanced Micro Devices, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, RDNA, Radeon RX 6000 Series, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units, Technology Internet, HP Business Desktops


There's Finally a Good Color E Ink Tablet For Comic Books

Just six months after the first e-readers featuring E Ink’s color electronic paper technology arrived, the next generation of devices is already here with upgraded color screens. The improvements E Ink has made are minor, but the new PocketBook InkPad Color has a larger screen that offers a much improved reading…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Technology, Kindle, Tablet Computers, Paper, E Ink, Foxconn, Electronic Paper, E Reader, Display technology, PocketBook International, Linux Based Devices, E Book, Technology Internet


12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Google Chrome

Even if you’ve been using Google Chrome since it first rolled out back in 2008, the browser is capable of some tricks you may have not discovered yet. Google adds new features on a regular basis, while older features get lost and forgotten about if you’re not using them every day. Here are 12 things you might not…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Science, Web Browsers, Software, Netflix, Chrome Os, Freeware, Tab, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Gnome Web, Technology Internet, Google Chrome Version History, Blisk


Grab a Nextbase Dash Cam for $130 and Record Your Open Road Adventures

Nextbase Dash Cam | $130 | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Science, Best Buy, Cameras, Dashcam, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident, Nextbase UK


Get a Mini Projector for $80 and Project Your Movies Onto Your Favorite Wall

Vankyo Leisure 3W Mini Projector | $80 | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Science, Projectors, Human Interest, Display technology, Technology Internet


Get a 1080p Mini Projector for $80 and Project Your Movies Onto Your Favorite Wall

Vankyo Leisure 3W Mini Projector | $80 | Best BuyRead more...
Tags: Science, Projectors, Human Interest, Display technology, Technology Internet


Uber Is Spinning Out Postmates' Robotics Division Into Its Own Company

After acquiring the delivery startup Postmates for $2.65 billion last year, Uber Technologies announced on Tuesday that plans to spin the company’s robotics division out into a separate company: Serve Robotics.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, California, Companies, Automation, Transport, Robotics, Postmates, Online Food Ordering, Self Driving Car, Uber Technologies, Business Finance, Uber Freight, Ali Kashani, Lox Inc, Technology Internet


Researchers Create Tiny, Cicada-Like Drones to Invade Small Spaces

When we think of drones, we imagine massive, quadrotor machines that buzz around like manic seagulls. But what if your drown was small enough to accidentally swallow?Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Drone, Bees, City University of Hong Kong, Beekeeping, Insect Reproduction, Technology Internet, Kevin Yufeng Chen, Daniel Ackerman, Zhijian Ren, Siyi Xu


'Frustrated' Facebook Oversight Board May Seek to Examine Its Algorithm (or 'Whatever')

Facebook’s so-called “Supreme Court” is reportedly planning to seek the company’s permission to review the underlying machine-learning models that determine which posts are granted the most prominence in each Facebook user’s feed.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Supreme Court, Software, Edward Snowden, The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Anna Eshoo, Tom Malinowski, Oversight Board, Facebook Oversight Board, Technology Internet


Roku Makes a Big Investment in Better Ad Targeting

On Monday, Roku announced a new “strategic alliance” with the market research giant Nielsen, that sees the connected TV giant swallow Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising business—and take on two major pieces of ad-targeting tech in the process. Read more...
Tags: Science, Advertising, Marketing, Roku, Nielsen, Smart TV, Internet Television, Targeted Advertising, Internet Radio, Online Advertising, Bob Ross, Business Finance, Roku Inc, Mass Media, Oneview, Entertainment Culture


Mesh Is Microsoft’s Vision for Sending Your Hologram Back to the Office

Today at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference, the tech giant revealed a bold glimpse at the future of digital collaboration with Mesh, a new mixed reality experience set to shape how people work and socialize online.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Azure, Computing, Virtual Reality, Windows 10, Augmented Reality, Mesh, Altspacevr, Immersion, Microsoft Hardware, Mixed Reality, Niantic, Microsoft Hololens, Alex Kipman


Cloud Gaming's Missing Piece Is 5G

When my brother and I were kids, our family took a lot of road trips. We loved the end destinations, but getting there was a major drag. We had Game Boy Colors and other handhelds, but we had already played the games we owned way too many times. Consoles and desktop PCs aren’t exactly portable, so we often got bored…Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Netflix, Comcast, Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Nvidia, Att, Verizon Communications, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g


Apple Hearing Study Finds 1 in 5 Participants Experienced Hearing Loss

Apple introduced the ability to track your noise level exposure on the Apple Watch back in 2019. The company also launched three clinical research studies alongside that feature, including one to examine hearing health. Now, a little over a year later, Apple’s sharing some preliminary results in time for World Hearing…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Hearing Loss, Sound, Noise Pollution, Acoustics, Occupational Safety and Health, Tinnitus, Hearing Aid, Health Sciences, Rick Neitzel, Audiology, Medical Specialties, Classical Mechanics


Samsung Is Making MicroLED TV Sizes That Are More Practical for Us Commoners

Samsung’s consumer-friendly version of its larger-than-life The Wall display will eventually be available in a more reasonable 76-inch version—you know, for those of us whose homes can’t actually accommodate 110-inch televisions.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Samsung, Amd, Samsung Electronics, Odyssey, Science and Technology, Digital Imaging, Light Emitting Diodes, Information and Communications Technology, Display technology, Ultra High Definition Television, microLED, Television Technology, 8k Resolution




Sony Is Killing On-Demand Video in the Playstation Store as Streaming Takes Over

The streaming video business is booming, and while that makes it easier to access tons of content, for some companies like Sony, it makes it less attractive to manage digital storefronts, so at the end of August, Sony is disabling the ability to buy on-demand videos in the PlayStation Store.Read more...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Science, Apple TV, Netflix, Playstation, Sony, Video On Demand, Vanessa Lee, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Technology Internet, Playstation Vita System Software, Playstation 4 System Software



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