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September has been chock-full of tech launches and announcements so far (mostly virtual, naturally, since these are still covid times, after all). But the month’s not over yet: Amazon has revealed that it’s debuting its fall product line on Thursday, Sept. 24.Read more...

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DYY 1440P HD Webcam | $20 | Amazon | Promo Code 50WDW2CVRead more...

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Talk about TikTok whiplash, although that’s normal thing these days. Hours before a new ban was supposed to be put in place to block new downloads and updates of the popular video-sharing app, President Donald Trump has come out to say there is a deal, and it has his “blessing.”Read more...

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It sounds like something out of a tragic Black Mirror episode: A woman seeking urgent care died this week after an apparently bungled ransomware attack took down a major hospital in Germany, thus forcing paramedics to rush her to another city for treatment, according to several outlets.Read more...

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Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight.Read more...

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There’s a new development in the high-profile game of chicken between Apple and Epic. The Fortnite developer’s latest legal filing claims that Apple “cherry-picked” Google data in its own legal filing earlier this week to support its narrative that Fortnite’s declining popularity is the impetus behind all this drama. Read more...

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Earlier this week, PS5 pre-orders started up at various retailers around the world at different times and with little warning. This created a giant mess and now Sony has officially apologized for the clusterfuck.Read more...

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The original Galaxy Fold was the most important phone of 2019. It showed how flexible display tech could create a totally new type of device with the portability of a phone and the big screen and improved multitasking experience of a tablet. However, like a lot of first-gen products—especially something that…Read more...

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The most famous name in American ornithology is that of a slave owner, grave robber, and fraud who invented birds and falsified scientific results. Birders and ornithologists are grappling with John James Audubon’s legacy today, but problematic behavior doesn’t stop at a single 19th-century naturalist. Some in the…Read more...

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With retailers royally jumping the gun on PlayStation 5 pre-orders, count yourself lucky if you managed to snag one before they sold out everywhere. Unless you got yours on Amazon. In which case, you might still be screwed.Read more...

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That headline sounds like the set-up to a joke, I know, but 2020 has proven time and time again that you can’t make this shit up anymore. Read more...

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In continuing with this impossibly horrific year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality and women’s rights, has died due to complications from cancer, NPR reports. She was 87 years old. Read more...

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What happens when you have a copy of Crysis: Remastered and Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 graphics card in your possession? You see if the RTX 3080 can run it, naturally. One of my hopes for Crysis: Remastered was that it would be just as punishing on PCs today as it was when originally released in 2007. Now that the game has…Read more...

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The never-ending battle over content moderation is only intensifying as we get closer to the 2020 elections and beyond. We’re trying out new formats to round up and summarize developments in this space—both in the interest of everyone’s sanity and to allow more time for the ramifications and context of the outcomes of…Read more...

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Folks, Peacock is finally on Roku.Read more...

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When folks hear the words “Amazon” and “crimes” in the same sentence, it’s usually referencing the giant’s potentially criminal anticompetitive behavior or its shitty-enough-that-it-should-be-criminal warehouse working conditions, rather than Amazon sellers scamming their way onto the DOJ’s watch list. Read more...

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Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered seven well-preserved footprints belonging to humans. Dated to around 120,000 years ago, these appear to be the oldest evidence of our species in the region. Read more...

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There are many, many good features in iOS 14, particularly for the organizational nerds among us. But one of the most significant changes arriving on iPhones is widgets, a feature that allows you to sort and embiggen some key applications to make them perform that much better on your home screen.Read more...

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As we all know, face masks are a critical tool in battling the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have described them as “one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread” of the coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. This week, CDC Director Dr.…Read more...

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On Friday, a lawyer representing Julian Assange in his ongoing UK extradition trial testified that she was present when a former Republican congressman visited the WikiLeaks founder in 2017 to dangle a potential pardon from President Trump in exchange for identifying the source of the leaked documents from the DNC…Read more...

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On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck down a previous guidance that recommended against the testing of asymptomatic people for the coronavirus that causes covid-19, even if the person was exposed to the virus. The agency now recommends testing anyone who could have caught the infection from…Read more...

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TikTok, the absolute time-waster and video app for children/intellectually stunted adults like myself, is set to be restricted in the U.S., according to executive orders signed by President Trump. Beginning Sunday, the app will no longer appear on any app store. Users who have already downloaded TikTok and the app…Read more...

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The Trump administration has barely even bothered to back up its case that its use of emergency powers to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling TikTok’s U.S. operations to an American company is based on cybersecurity concerns. It’s actually setting the stage for a meltdown of its own making.Read more...

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While many of us use an online moniker that is a version of our real name, there are plenty of sites, services, and video games that require another name: The Screen Name. We tend to use the same one across multiple platforms, and they’re uniquely us—provided you’re not 14 years old, in which case 69 or 420 will…Read more...

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