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Tamagotchi's Smartwatch Is Way Cuter Than Apple's

If you’ve read Gizmodo dot com in the past month, you know about Tamagotchi. You know that there are different variants available to collect worldwide, and you know that there’s a thriving community of fans that keep Tamagotchi alive even decades later. Tamagotchi is so popular that Bandai has sold more than 83…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Smartwatch, Ebay, Gizmodo, Tamagotchi, Bandai, Tama, Bandai Namco, Human Interest, Digimon, Fads, Contemporary history, Digital Pet

Pickpockets in Brazil Are Reportedly Going After Smartphones to Clean Out Victims' Bank Accounts

São Paulo pickpockets are increasingly stealing people’s smartphones not to pawn off the device, but rather to gain access to their bank account.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Smartphone, Telecommunications, Password, Computing, Brazil, Waze, Mobile Phone, Nubank, Sao Paulo, Business Finance, Procon SP, Technology Internet, Fernando Capez, Bank Bradesco

Federal Ban on Warrantless 'Stingrays' Finds Bipartisan Support

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pursuing a federal ban against the use of controversial cellphone-tracking gear without the express permission of a judge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Mobile Security, Ted, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Stingray, US Marshals, Mobile Phone, Ron Wyden, Steve Daines, Harris Corporation, Ted Lieu, Tom McClintock, Telecommunications Equipment

This Browser Plugin Can Kill Those Annoying ‘Privacy Setting’ Pop-Ups

The EU data protection laws that passed back in 2018 have done a world of good when it comes to reigning in the shitty data-ming tactics of companies like Facebook and Google. At the same time, they’ve also transformed the web into a place where almost every site bombards visitors with requests to drop cookies into…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Facebook, Science, Eu, Web Browsers, Software, Computing, Freeware, Max Schrems, Embedded Linux, Internet Privacy, Noyb, Portable Software, Http Cookie, Gnome Web

What to Expect From Microsoft's Windows 11 Event

It’s about time Microsoft introduced something new, and we’re pretty sure that what’s on the way is a new version of Windows. Specifically, we expect to see Windows 11, because Windows 10X has all but kicked the bucket before it even had a chance. (RIP.) Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Smartphones, Xbox, Windows 10, Baidu, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Microsoft Store, Computer Architecture, Universal Windows Platform Apps

Jack Dorseys, Ranked

If you try to picture the CEO of a given tech company year by year, there are usually a few distinctive features that stay pretty static. Mark Zuckerberg’s aggressive hairline has kept on being aggressive, Jeff Bezos has kept on being bald, and Elon Musk has kept on being a moleman. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Jack Nicholson, Software, Justin Bieber, Fergie, Starbucks, Mcdonalds, Brad Pitt, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Dorsey

Forget 5G, Super-Fast 6G Is Already Here

The march of technology waits for no one, so despite the fact that the blazing fast 5G speeds we’ve been promised are nowhere close to blanketing the entire country, Samsung’s already testing 6G in its labs. The test hardware delivers blistering speeds that promise to...well, we’ll figure that part out later.Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Nokia, Samsung, Netflix, Telecommunications, Data Centers, Samsung Electronics, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, Türk Telekom, 6G, Technology Internet, Technology Forecasting

I Miss Using Floppy Disks as Small Treasure Chests for Fanfiction

In my pre-teen and teenage years, there were few things that made me happier than going on adventures to other worlds. I carried around the “portals” to those worlds in a clear plastic box full of colorful floppy disks. They were my cultural coffers, a way for me to store and quickly access stories about the magical…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Hp, Computing, I, Thinkpad, Rotation, Floppy Disk, Disk Storage, Technology Internet, Floppy Disk Drives, Macintosh External Disk Drive, Computer Storage Media, Disk Ii, Floppy Disk Variants

Xbox One Consoles Will Get Next-Gen Games Through Xbox Cloud Gaming

Deep in a blog post summing up Sunday’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, Microsoft casually mentioned it plans on bringing next-gen Xbox games to Xbox One consoles via Xbox Cloud Gaming. Great news, if you’ve been struggling to find a new Xbox Series S or Series X. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Nvidia, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, E3 Microsoft, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Technology Internet, Will Tuttle, Xbox Network, Xbox Wire, Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase

Alienware Picked a Good Time to Get Back On Board With AMD

It’s been more than a decade since Alienware last put an AMD CPU in any of its laptops, but all that is changing with the m15 R5. Not only does the m15 R5 support a range of AMD’s latest Ryzen processors, it also sports a revamped design, a bunch of new display options, better cooling, and even a mechanical keyboard…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Intel, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Razer, Alienware, Laptop, Personal Computing, Computer Engineering, Advanced Micro Devices, Graphics Processing Unit, GPGPU, Video game hardware, Fabless Semiconductor Companies

Lenovo's Upgraded ThinkPad P1 Packs In 5G and a Perfect Webcam for Video Calls

As everyone is gearing up to head back into the office, Lenovo is updating its ThinkPad lineup of work-focused laptops with new hardware. The ThinkPad P1, P15, and P17 laptops include better graphics and Intel’s 11th-generation processors, and the P1 even sports a 1080p webcam, which feels like finding a diamond in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Lenovo

Apple Testing Secret Health Care Program with Doctors at Apple-Owned Clinics: Report

Apple has been quietly testing a program that would allow the tech company to provide primary health care service to patients with doctors employed by Apple at clinics also owned by Apple, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The ambitious project, code-named Casper, was reportedly conceived in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Health, Science, Siri, Companies, Computing, Apple Watch, Casper, Apple Store, Stanford University, Jeff Williams, Apple Inc, Apple Electric Car Project, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma

Google Messages Is Finally Getting Support for End-to-End Encryption

Earlier today Google announced a slate of new features coming to Android devices later this summer, and buried amongst the updates is news that the Google Messages app is finally getting support for end-to-end encryption. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Encryption, Cryptography, Computing, Messages, Digital Rights, End To End Encryption, Internet Privacy, E2e, End To End, Google Messages, Technology Internet

Big Tech Antitrust Crusader Lina Khan Joins the FTC

Today the senate overwhelmingly confirmed tech critic and 32-year-old Columbia professor Lina Khan to join the Federal Trade Commission by a vote of 69-28. They can agree on reforming big tech; given their track record of bitching and moaning and proposing terribly uninformed and/or nefarious proposals to do it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Companies, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tim Wu, Facebook Inc, Rohit Chopra, Big Tech, Lina Khan, Jurists

This Double-Sided Wireless Battery Can Charge Your iPhone and AirPods At the Same Time

Apple’s introduction of MagSafe charging in the iPhone 12 line has enabled some clever accessories, but none as useful as portable chargers that stick to the back of your phone while juicing it up. Realizing that portable chargers actually have two sides, Zens has put back-t0-back wireless charging coils on each side…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Zens

Google Is Dropping 6 New Android Features Ahead of Android 12

Android 12 isn’t expected to be ready for its official release until later this fall, but in the meantime Google is rolling out six new features to Android devices this summer. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Emoji, Android Auto, Mobile Software, Strava, Alphabet Inc, Gboard, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet

The OnePlus Nord N200 5G Might Be the Budget 5G Phone to Beat

OnePlus has already released a handful of affordable 5G phones, but the $240 Nord N200 5G might be the company’s best low-cost 5G handset yet. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Smartphones, Best Buy, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Oneplus, 5g, T Mobile, BH, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Technology Internet, Redmi Note 10

Clever Crystal Ball Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch's Screen for a Better Bedside Alarm Clock

Complain if you want about the Apple Watch’s boxy design, but it facilitates one of the wearable’s best low-key features: propping it up and using it as a bedside alarm clock. The screen’s a little small, but that’s now easily solved with a clever Apple Watch charging dock that uses a polished lucite orb to magnify…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Watch, Companies, Computing, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices, Apple Inc, Alarm Clock, Nightwatch, Technology Internet, Better Bedside Alarm Clock

Razer Claims the Blade 14 Is the Most Powerful 14-Inch Gaming Laptop Yet

Razer already makes a wide range of laptops from 13-inches to 17-inches, but with the new Blade 14, Razer claims it’s made the most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Nvidia, Razer, Laptops, Science and Technology, Hdmi, FreeSync, Personal Computing, Advanced Micro Devices, Graphics Processing Unit, Razer Inc, Video game hardware, Computer Display Standards, Technology Internet

Google Hangouts Is Now Google Chat, and Good Luck Figuring Out Why

Google is officially making its Workspace suite of apps available to all users with a Google account instead of limiting it to folks who use apps through their employers. Nearly 3 billion users with Google accounts now have access to the company’s new versions of Gmail, Docs, and Chat. The change for those who have…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Microsoft, Software, Telecommunications, Workspace, Google Hangouts, Operating Systems, Google Talk, Allo, Google Allo, Google Meet, Google Chat, Google Workspace, Cross Platform Software

YouTube Bans Political Ads From Its Top Ad Spot

YouTube updated its on Monday to ban any ads featuring gambling, alcohol, prescription drugs, and political content from prominently playing at the top of its homepage. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Advertising, Marketing, Companies, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Trump, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet

Is ‘brain drift’ the key to machine consciousness?

Think about someone you love and the neurons in your brain will light up like a Christmas tree. But if you think about them again, will the same lights go off? Chances are: the answer’s no. And that could have big implications for the future of AI. A team of neuroscientists from the University of Columbia in New York recently published research demonstrating what they refer to as “representational drift” in the brains of mice. Per the paper: Although activity in piriform cortex could be used to ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, University of Columbia

How to Take Screenshots of Anything

Whether you’re showing off your gaming skills, trying to troubleshoot a problem, or capturing someone’s terrible tweet before it’s inevitably deleted, screenshots are an essential part of our digital lives. It’s not always obvious just how to pull off a screengrab though, especially if you’re jumping between different…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Ipad, Science, Windows, Ipads, Software, Operating Systems, Screenshot, Grab, macOS, Windows Key, System Software, Snip Sketch, Screenshot Software

If You've Got an Older iPhone, You Should Download This Security Update Now

If you’re still on an Apple gadget running iOS 12, Apple’s rolling out an important security update that patches three vulnerabilities, including some that may have been exploited in the wild.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science

Beats Studio Buds Are an Android-Friendly Alternative to AirPods Pro

I have some issues with Apple’s AirPods Pro. I dislike the design with its awkwardly short stem—at least the regular AirPods fully lean into it—and having to squeeze said stem to control audio playback is damn near impossible to do while working out. I’ve also never been able to find a comfortable fit, so the things…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science

Blood Glucose Monitoring Isn't Likely for the Apple Watch Series 7

One of the most popular rumors for the forthcoming Apple Watch Series 7 was the inclusion of non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. Well, a recent Bloomberg report puts the kibosh on that, citing anonymous Apple sources as saying that feature is unlikely to be ready for consumers for “several more years.” Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg

Elon Musk Juices Bitcoin Price Yet Again with His Stupid Tweets

Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring Sunday night after a positive tweet about the cryptocurrency, which has tracked closely with Musk’s tweets over the past six months. The SpaceX founder also revealed his electric car company Tesla has sold roughly 10% of its bitcoin holdings.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Bitcoin, Price, Cryptocurrencies, Musk, Coindesk, Digital Currencies, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Payment Systems, Cryptocurrency Bubble, Criticism Of Tesla Inc

Bars With Vaccine Requirements Are Being Flooded With Negative Reviews: Report

With the weather heating up, hot vax summer is in full swing. Unfortunately, that also means anti-vaxxers are back on their faux-self-righteous bullshit, and they’ve reportedly been review-bombing bars that attempt to isolate vaccinated customers from unvaccinated ones.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Instagram, Bars, Software, Yelp, South of Market San Francisco, Vaccine Hesitancy, Marshall Smith, Noorie Malik, Geosocial Networking, Richard Knapp, Restaurant Guides

Apple Channels Its Inner Little Mermaid to Try to Sell You the New iPad Pro

Although it’s been proven that Apple absolutely does not need any help selling its devices, the company was apparently feeling creative and in the mood for song when it created a parody ad based on The Little Mermaid for its new M1 iPad Pro. For unknown reasons, Apple hasn’t publicly premiered the ad, but it looks…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Little Mermaid

Like Google Chrome, Chrome OS Will Transition to a Four-Week Update Release Cycle

Google is speeding up the update release schedule for Chrome OS to a four-week cycle in the third quarter of this year, the company announced Friday. Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Science, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Software, Chrome Os, Freeware, Operating Systems, Chromium, Microsoft Edge, Embedded Linux, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology Internet

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