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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, Imac, Touch Id, Magic Keyboard, Apple M1, Arm Architecture, Computers, Macintosh, Macbook, M1 Processor, Imac Family, Intel, Rene Ritchie, Ipad, Steve Jobs, Computer Architecture


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


QR Menu Codes Are Everywhere—and Tracking You More Than You Think

If you’ve returned to the restaurants and bars that have reopened in your neighborhood lately, you might have noticed a new addition to the post-quarantine decor: QR codes. Everywhere. And as they’ve become more ubiquitous on the dining scene, so has the quiet tracking and targeting that they do. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Communication, Computing, Menu, Barcode, Qr Code, Jay Stanley, Barcodes, Hypermedia, Technology Internet, Encodings, Records Management Technology, Automatic Identification And Data Capture


Samsung Confirms: Better Foldables With Stylus Support Are Coming, but No New Galaxy Note

With a little over two weeks to go until Samsung’s next big Unpacked Event, the company’s president and head of mobile communications just published a new blog confirming details and features long rumored to be included in Samsung’s next batch of foldable phones. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Samsung Electronics, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, Roh, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series


You'll Probably Have to Wait Until 2022 for the Big iMac

A redesigned big iMac is reportedly in the works, but if you want one, it looks like you’ll have to wait until 2022. The all-in-one isn’t expected to make an appearance this fall due to delays, and possibly because Apple doesn’t want to detract from the redesigned “M1X” MacBook Pros. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, MacBook Air, Mark Gurman, iMac, Apple Inc, Computer Architecture, Apple M1, Arm Architecture, Macintosh Computers, Technology Internet


Leaked Surface Duo 2 Pics Show a Less Elegant Design but Hint at an Improved Camera

Last year’s Surface Duo was a bold attempt by Microsoft to spearhead a new type of mobile device, but like a lot of first-gen products, it didn’t quite hit the mark. But now a second model appears to be on the way and new leaked pics depict a device that trades out some sleekness for a more capable design. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Smartphone, Computers, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Surface, Surface Duo, Technology Internet, Duo 2


LG’s New Wireless Earbuds Debut a Clever Feature to Keep Your Calls Private

If you like to hold the inline mic on your wired headphones close to your mouth during calls to ensure you could be easily heard without shouting, LG’s updated Tone Free wireless earbuds now offer similar functionality to help keep your conversations private in public.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Headphones, Nintendo, Electricity, Lg, Electrical Engineering, Inductive Charging, Technology Internet


New Update Lets You Block Spammers and Gross People on Google Drive

As with all things, the internet has its high points, such as adorable cats, and its low points, or spammers, trolls, and people who share abusive content. Many of us avoid these individuals, though it’s easier to do on some platforms than on others. Here’s some good news: If you’re having trouble with these kinds of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Gmail, Cloud Storage, Google Search, Computing, World Wide Web, Spamming, Alphabet Inc, Google Account, Google Workspace, Technology Internet


Apple Is Working on a New External Display, but Not the Affordable One of Our Dreams

Aside from Apple’s ridiculously expensive Pro Display XDR, the company doesn’t seem to be very interested in making external displays these days. But a new report indicates that’s about to change, with a new monitor powered by an A13 chip and a Neural Engine.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Computers, iMac, Apple Inc, Mac Mini, EMAC, Apple Computers, Pro Display XDR, Macintosh Computers, Technology Internet, Apple Thunderbolt Display, Imac Family


Apple Music's Spatial Audio and Lossless Streaming Features Land on Android

Apple launched its Spatial Audio feature and lossless streaming support for Apple Music just over a month ago, and as of today, Android users can also get in on the action. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Technology, Ipads, Computing, Surround Sound, Digital Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Laboratories, Information and Communications Technology, iPad 2, Spatial Audio, Ultra High Definition Television, Audio Codecs


Corning Made a New Type of Gorilla Glass Just for Smartphone Cameras

Corning’s Gorilla Glass has long been used to create super-strong see-through panels used on the front and back of phones, tablets, and more, but now Corning has created a new version of its durable silica designed specifically for use in smartphone cameras.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Glass, Mobile Phones, Materials Science, Corning, Corning Inc, Gorilla Glass, American Brands, Technology Internet, Gorilla Glass Jaymin Amin, Gorilla Glass Dx


Normal Touchscreens Can Also Detect Contaminated Water, Researchers Find

We take for granted that the water coming out of the kitchen faucet is safe to drink, but that’s not always the case in other parts of the world. So researchers at the University of Cambridge are developing a new approach to testing for contaminants using a device that billions of people already use every day.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Water, Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Arsenic, Touchscreen, Tablet Computer, Researchers, Lithium Ion Battery, Physical Sciences, Chemical Elements, Technology Internet, Resistive Touchscreen


You Can Blame a Typo for Locking You Out of Your Chromebook

Typos can be pretty embarrassing, but in the case of a recent Chromebook bug, they can also lock you out of your laptop. The major Chrome OS bug is in version 91.0.4472.165, and there’s already another build rolling out to help fix the issue.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Software, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Laptops, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Chromium OS, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet, Draftgopher Buddy Service



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