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The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy

Just five months ago I called the original Retro Game 350 the best portable retro gaming machine you could buy. It’s still an excellent device, but if you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, the new RG350P includes a handful of subtle but excellent upgrades that make it a better handheld in every way, and well worth…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Emulators, Consumer Tech, Rg350p, Retro Game 350p, Anbernic


Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last

Surprise! Apple just announced it’s refreshing the 27-inch iMac. On top of adding a new 10-core Intel processor, the newest Mac desktop will also offer beefed-up memory, a Retina 5K display, next-gen graphics, and updated cameras, speakers, and mics. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Intel, Desktops, iMac, 27 Inch Imac


Instagram’s hashtag searches gave Trump better treatment than Biden

Instagram apparently handled searches for popular hashtags related to the two presidential candidates differently, pointing Joe Biden search queries toward often negative related hashtags while making no such suggestions in corresponding searches pertaining to President Trump. A new report by the Tech Transparency Project details the strange platform behavior. In the report, the tech watchdog compared searches for 20 popular hashtags related to the Trump and Biden campaigns and found that rel...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Algorithms, Biden, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Twitter Instagram, 2020 Election, Algorithmic Bias, Ryan Mac


Genki’s Covert Dock is the perfect dock for the Nintendo Switch – and other gadgets, too

The Nintendo Switch’s ability to quickly transition from portable to home console is definitely one of its major selling points, but Nintendo’s official dock never really made much sense with the portable nature of the Switch itself. Luckily, third-party accessory maker Genki created the Covert Dock, a device no larger than a smartphone USB charger that easily connects your Switch to any TV. Plus, it actually is a USB charger for all your devices, too. The basics The Covert Dock includes...
Tags: Reviews, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Accessories, Hardware, Nintendo, MacBook Air, Switch, Genki, Nintendo Switch, Covert Dock, Display Dock, Genki Genki, Genki Covert Dock


Facebook's Instagram Launches TikTok Copycat in Political Storm

Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing app is launching its clone of TikTok in more than 50 countries, a week after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg defended the company's copycat strategies to U.S. lawmakers at an antitrust hearing. From a report: The product, called Reels, lets people edit 15-second clips of videos together alongside music, just like on TikTok. It will be embedded into Instagram in the U.S. and elsewhere, the company said Wednesday in blog post. Reels is the second major In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Donald Trump, Facebook s Instagram, Lasso, Tiktok, TikTok Facebook


Apple just gave the 27-inch iMac a major spec bump and a matte display option

Apple today made a surprise update to its line of iMacs — in more ways than one. While we were expected an upgraded iMac sometime this year, rumors had pointed to an all-new design that would be more akin to an iPad Pro than the iMacs of yore. Instead, these new iMacs look the same as the old iMacs, but with some substantial improvements to the internals. The key upgrades for the popular 27-inch model include: 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake processors, up to a 5.0GHz 10-core i9 Double the memory thro...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake


Explore the Ruins of Timgad, the “African Pompeii” Excavated from the Sands of Algeria

Image via Wikimedia Commons Fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire lives on in unexpected places. Take, for instance, the former colonial city of Timgad, located in Algeria 300 miles from the capital. Founded by the Emperor Trajan around 100 AD as Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi, it thrived as a piece of Rome in north Africa before turning Christian in the third century and into a center of the Donatist sect in the fourth. The three centuries after that saw a sacking by Van...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Africa, History, Rome, Architecture, Unesco, Algeria, Alan, Seoul, Pompeii, Versailles, Facebook Twitter, James Bruce, Sahara


Disney+ Now Has 57.5 Million Paid Subscribers

Disney's streaming television and movie service Disney+ boasts 57.5 million paid subscribers worldwide as of June 27, up three million from the 54.5 million subscribers it had in May 2020. By early 2020, Disney+ had already hit 50 million subscribers, marking impressive growth since it launched in November. When Disney+ launched, Disney estimated that it would see 60 to 90 million subscribers worldwide by the end of 2024, but the company is already well on its way to hitting the lower end of ...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Tom Hanks, Hulu, ESPN Disney, Disney Plus, Disney Hulu, Disney Hulu Disney


Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 7 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 7 beta to developers, two weeks after releasing the third beta and over a month after unveiling watchOS 7 at the Worldwide Developers Conference. To install the ‌watchOS 7‌ beta, developers will need to download the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the ‌‌watchOS 7‌‌ beta can be downloaded through the dedicated ‌Apple Watch‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Updat...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Blurb, Sleep Tracking Apple


'Does Tinder notify users of screenshots?': No, but here's what you should know before you screenshot a conversation or profile

Tinder does not notify users of screenshots taken by others, unlike apps like Snapchat. This means that you can take screenshots of profiles and conversations on Tinder without the other person being notified.  You should always remember, though, not to share anyone else's personal information online without their consent. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The widespread use of Snapchat has acclimated most social media users to the concept of the screenshot not...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Snapchat, Lenovo, Samsung Galaxy


Ratched Trailer: Ryan Murphy Hatches a Cuckoo’s Nest

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Ratched Trailer: Ryan Murphy hatches a Cuckoo’s Nest Netflix has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series Ratched from six-time Emmy winner Ryan Murphy starring Sarah Paulson (Mrs. America) in the titular role. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Netflix Debuts First-Look Photos & Premiere Date of Ratched PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Trailer, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Douglas, Murphy, Jacob Epstein, Sharon Stone, Romansky, Netflix Hulu


Google is quietly bringing one of the iPhone's most-wanted features to Android (GOOG)

Google is launching a new Android feature called Nearby Share, which makes it possible to easily share files between Android devices. It's Google's answer to Apple's AirDrop, a capability that Android fans have long been asking for.  Nearby Share will detect when other Android devices are nearby and will enable users to share files anonymously if they wish. The launch comes after multiple leaks had suggested that such a feature was in the works.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Apple, Google, North Korea, Samsung, Trends, Xiaomi, Nfc, Near Field Communication NFC, Google Pixel, Android Beam


Brand Moves for Tuesday August 4

Twenty-three weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Adobe, Buzzfeed, New York City, Advertising, Digital, Walmart, Paypal, Easyjet, Ali, CVS Pharmacy, Venmo


Big YouTube accounts are being plagued by hackers promoting Bitcoin scams resembling the hack that compromised Twitter (GOOGL)

Hackers appear to have taken over several big YouTube channels in recent weeks, changing the channels' names to topics like "SpaceX" or "Elon Musk" and promoting Bitcoin scams. The hacked channels, some of which have tens or hundreds of thousands of subscribers, post videos urging people to send Bitcoin in order to be paid back double — a common scam tactic. It bears similarities to the tactics used by hackers who compromised hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts last month. Unlike the Twi...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Youtube, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Fbi, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Breslau, Rod Breslau, MarcoStyle


Istanbul Captured in Beautiful Color Images from 1890: The Hagia Sophia, Topkaki Palace’s Imperial Gate & More

Even those who know nothing else about Istanbul know that it used to be called Constantinople. The official renaming happened in 1930, meaning that the photographs you see here, all of which date from around 1890, were taken, strictly speaking, not in Istanbul but Constantinople. But under any name, and despite all the other changes that have occurred over the past 130 years, the Turkish metropolis on the Bosphorus remains recognizable as the gateway between East and West it has been throughou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, Congress, College, History, West, Paris, Venice, Library Of Congress, Seoul, Istanbul, East, Facebook Twitter, Sophia, Bosphorus


Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the acquisition — so until December 9, 2020. Commenting on opening an “in-depth investigation” i...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Facebook, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Europe, Privacy, Congress, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Policy


ChargePoint raises $127M as electric vehicle adoption grows among fleet operators

Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint raised $127 million in funding in a bid to expand its platform for businesses and fleets in North America and Europe. A mix of existing investors from the oil and gas, utilities and venture industries added to the round, including American Electric Power, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision and Quantum Energy Partners. This latest addition, which was an extension of its Series H round, pushes ChargePoint’s total funding to $660 million. The c...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, North America, Chargepoint, Pasquale Romano, Rivian, GM Ford Nissan Volvo


Here's Exactly How Inefficient Wireless Charging Is

News outlet OneZero crunched the numbers on just how inefficient wireless charging is -- and the results are pretty revealing. From the report: On paper, wireless charging sounds appealing. Just drop a phone down on a charger and it will start charging. There's no wear and tear on charging ports, and chargers can even be built into furniture. Not all of the energy that comes out of a wall outlet, however, ends up in a phone's battery. Some of it gets lost in the process as heat. While this is tr...
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The bezel is back for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3

The rotating bezel has always felt like Samsung’s secret weapon in the smartwatch battle. It is, without question, the best input device. No one, not even Apple’s crown, comes close. For that reason, it was a bit baffling when the company opted to drop it for its Active line of watches. Samsung attempted to convince us all that the “digital bezel” was just as good. It definitely, definitely wasn’t. Thankfully, the newly announced Watch 3 brings back the bezel. The company is quick to note that i...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Wearables, Hardware, Samsung, Korea, Fda, National Sleep Foundation, Galaxy Watch


These sealed individual work pods with air purifiers show what returning to the office could look like

White collar employees around the world suddenly began working remotely en masse as the coronavirus pandemic closed offices. While workers are already being asked to return in some states, offices in hotspots are working on potential solutions for offices that make social distancing difficult.  Designer Mohamed Radwan's prototype adds hexagonal pods and air purifiers to offices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Offices are probably going to look very different as workers re...
Tags: Google, Trends, Mohamed Radwan, Radwan


The EU is launching a full-blown antitrust investigation into Google's Fitbit acquisition (GOOG, GOOGL, FIT)

The EU has officially opened an investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit. Google announced it planned to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion in November, but the deal has yet to get regulatory approval. The EU investigation will focus on whether the acquisition would give Google an unfair advantage over competitors by hoovering up Fitbit user data. Google's senior vice president of Devices and Services put out a blog post on Tuesday defending the acquisition. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Google, Trends, Eu, European Commission, Fitbit, Margrethe Vestager, Reuters, Rick Osterloh, Osterloh, Fitbit Google, Devices and Services, Fitbit The European Commission


Android’s AirDrop rival, Nearby Share, is finally here

While I’ve always been an Android user, if there’s one feature I’ve long been jealous of people in Apple’s walled garden, it’s probably AirDrop. Today, after years of waiting, Google has finally started to roll out its answer: Nearby Share. We first heard rumblings of such a feature last year, when it was rumored to be called ‘Fast Share.’ Google confirmed the feature was on the way, and today’s announcement finally made it a reality. Rather than having to open your messaging app or a dedicated ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Plugged, Nearby Share


Make Dark Mode Darker in macOS Big Sur With New Toggle to Disable Wallpaper Tint

The fourth beta of macOS Big Sur, released yesterday, adds a new toggle in System Preferences that's designed to disable the wallpaper tinting feature that's meant to make windows blend in with the desktop wallpaper. For those who have Dark Mode enabled, turning off wallpaper tinting can make windows on the Mac noticeably darker, especially when a lighter color background is in use. Apple introduced the wallpaper tinting feature in an earlier version of macOS, and some Mac users who prefer ‌...
Tags: Apple, Mac, macOS Big Sur


Deals: MacBook Pro and Air Sales Hit at Multiple Retailers, Save Up to $300 on Latest Models

There are a few Mac notebook sales happening this week at Amazon and B&H Photo. These discounts include $100 off the 2020 MacBook Air, with sale prices starting at $899.00 for the 256GB model. You can also get $300 off the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro, starting at $2,099.00 for 512GB. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. MacBook Air Amazon today is discounting ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, Intel Core, Space Gray, MacBook Air Amazon, SSD Amazon, Silver and Space Gray You


8 Third-Party Home Screen Widgets That You Can Try Out Now on iOS 14

One of the biggest new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. When the iOS 14 beta was first released in June, widgets were limited to Apple's own apps like Calendar and Weather, but several third-party developers have begun to test the feature for their own apps. As shown in our screenshots below, this includes: Parcel - Delivery t...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Sdk, Ios 14


Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup came more than four months after former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski reached a plea agreement with the federal prosecutors who brought a criminal case against him last August. Levandowski, who helped steer Google's self-d...
Tags: Google, News, William Alsup, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski


An exec who spent nearly 8 years helping grow Google Cloud into a behemoth explains why he ditched his Silicon Valley job to join tiny, mid-Western 3D modeling startup Physna

In April, former Google Cloud technical director Dennis DeMeyere joined the 3D modeling startup Physna as CTO. DeMeyere worked at Google Cloud for nearly eight years and helped it grow into a large cloud computing platform that's on track to have a run rate of over $10 billion this year, and he hopes Physna takes a similar trajectory. DeMeyere believes Physna has the potential to solve larger problems like medical imaging, supply chains, and 3D printing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Trends, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Leslie Odom Jr, Google Cloud, Office of the CTO, Dennis DeMeyere, Physna, DeMeyere, Paul Powers Physna


Amazon quietly launched a new website for its big ad conference, which returns for its second straight year amid the company's surging digital ad sales (AMZN)

Amazon is hosting its big ad conference, called AdCon 2020, on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, according to the event's website. This is the second time Amazon is hosting AdCon. The move shows Amazon is likely planning to make AdCon an annual event as its ad business has grown in size and influence in recent years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon's big ad conference that debuted last year is coming back for the second time. AdCon 2020, which is the name of this year's confab, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Amazon Web Services, AMZN, Amazon Advertising, eMarketer Amazon, Paul Kotas, SVP of Amazon Advertising


Apple Bumps iMac Pro to 10-Core Processor on Base Configuration

Alongside the launch of updated iMacs, Apple today also made a minor update to the iMac Pro, equipping the base configuration with the 10-core 3.0 GHz Xeon W chip that was previously an upgrade option. All other specs appear to remain the same, with 14-core and 18-core processors available as upgrades. The starting price also remains at $4,999, although the stepped-up base processor essentially results in an $800 price cut on upgraded models. Notably, the ‌iMac Pro‌ is not getting the $500 n...
Tags: Apple, Imac Pro, Product Release (Buyer's Guide, Apple Bumps


Security Researcher Shows Off Now-Fixed macOS Hack That Used Microsoft Office

macOS users could be targeted with malicious attacks using Microsoft Office files that have macros embedded, according to details on the now-fixed exploit shared today by security researcher Patrick Wardle, who also spoke to Motherboard. Hackers have long used Office files with macros embedded in them as a way to get access to Windows computers, but the exploit is also possible on macOS. According to Wardle, a Mac user could potentially be infected just by opening a Microsoft Office file that...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Microsoft, Office, Microsoft Office, Patrick Wardle, Wardle



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