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  • Current Event
    7 hours ago
    by sauce
    +7 +1

    AMD Radeon RX 590 final specs, pricing and performance

    Let’s start with the most important piece of information. The official MSRP for Radeon RX 590 is 279 USD. This is a suggested price for nonexisting reference model (I mean there is a slide with a reference design, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be available). That said, the 279 USD price tag is likely just a starting point. The price of RX 590 is therefore 40 USD higher than RX 480 at launch and 50 USD higher than RX 580 at launch (we are talking about 8GB models here).

  • Current Event
    7 hours ago
    by larylin
    +5 +1

    Samsung Wants to Turn Galaxy Into a Foldable Flip Phone

    Imagine you could have a standard phone — like an iPhone XS or a Galaxy S9 — that you could fold vertically to put into your pocket. This is what the Korean company seems to be working on, judging by its latest patent. According to Mysmartprice, the patent shows a phone with a design that is in line with Samsung’s current phones: slim and not bulky at all, but with a pronounced hinge, like the concept video of its Galaxy F foldable phone-to-tablet device...

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by wildcard
    +9 +1

    Updated patent hints at PS4 controller with a touchscreen

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  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by zyery
    +11 +1

    Drone's high-tech bike theft attempt caught on camera

    A group of shocked cyclists captured video of the moment a drone operator nearly pulled off a high-tech bike theft. The video, recorded in Hustopece, Moravia, Czech Republic, shows the cyclists climbing a local landmark known as Lookout Tower and taking video of a drone flying nearby. The cyclists start scrambling down the tower when the drone lowers down to the ground and picks up one of the bicycles.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by distant
    +5 +1

    Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 9 to Get One UI Based on Android 9 Pie Beta on November 15

    Caught by surprise as many tuned in to see the much-rumored foldable smartphone, Samsung revealed that it has been working on redefining the look of its interface for the Galaxy products and the One UI interface will accompany the Android Pie update.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by geoleo
    +11 +1

    The U.S. Now Has the Two Fastest Supercomputers on Earth

    Since 2013, the U.S. and governments in Europe and Asia have been locked in a constant battle to equip supercomputers with more processing power to claim the ever-shifting title of world's fastest mega-machine. The U.S. relinquished its place at the top of the pile last June, but reclaimed it a year later when the Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed to get its Summit supercomputer online.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by canuck
    +12 +1

    Cryptocurrencies Will Replace Fiat Money During 2020-2030, International Blockchain Speaker Says | CryptoGlobe

    Nicholas Merten, the founder of DataDash, the largest cryptocurrency Youtube channel with over 316,000 subscribers, recently noted that crypto will have “four major cycles” including the “Silk Road phase” from 2011-2013, the “retail speculation” phase from 2016-2017, the “institutional speculation” phase from 2019-2020, and finally the “crypto replaces fiat” phase from 2020-2030. According to Merten, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies will “reshape the way we think about trust and money.”

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +1

    Google needs to break up its all-or-nothing approach to permissions

    For a company that is making the right sort of moves around mobile permissions, even if years after Apple showed it how, Google has a massive blind spot on its assistant and assistant-promoting products like the Home Hub. At its heart, Google wants to get as much data as it possibly can from its users, and it clearly thinks that data will be handed over for the convenience of recommended content and reminders.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by timex
    +6 +1

    Not enough fish: woman successfully sues dating agency over lack of men

    A divorcee seeking a wealthy boyfriend has won £13,100 in damages from an elite dating agency after it failed to introduce her to the match she hoped would be “possibly the man of my dreams, the father of my child”. Tereza Burki had sued Seventy Thirty, based in Knightsbridge, central London, for deceit and misrepresentation. On Wednesday the high court ruled it had misled the businesswoman about its “exclusive” membership.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by TNY
    +16 +1

    Facebook Could Be Unrecognizable by 2020

    One of the mysteries of Facebook is that whenever public sentiment about the company feels most mixed, it delivers smashing results for Wall Street that keep any social consequences from depressing the company’s share price. This was true even during the depths of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which began with a major price drop and ended with Facebook at a new all-time high, $209.94 a share, ahead of its earnings announcement in mid-July.

  • Expression
    2 days ago
    by messi
    +33 +1

    How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

    THERE COMES A period of time in every beloved gadget's life—some more prolonged than others—when you need to think about replacing the electronic device that's given you so much loyal service, whether it's a smartphone, a laptop, a digital camera, or anything in between.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by tukka
    +16 +1

    Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

    Facebook is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders. Only 22% of Americans said that they trust Facebook with their personal information, far less than Amazon (49%), Google (41%), Microsoft (40%), and Apple (39%).

  • Unspecified
    3 days ago
    by weekendhobo
    +13 +1

    Apple and Samsung fined in Italy for slowing down their phones

    Both companies violated several consumer codes.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by hedman
    +3 +1

    Elon Musk wants to dig sewers in your city

    It's not all about speedy transit, Elon Musk also wants to build sewers. At the National League of Cities' City Summit on Thursday, the billionaire said he wants the Boring Company to "do tunneling for like water transport, sewage, electrical," according to Forbes. "We're not going to turn our noses up at sewage tunnels. We're happy to do that too."

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by everlost
    +19 +1

    The New York Times taps Google's AI to find stories in old photos

    The New York Times has somewhere in the realm of five to seven million physical photos in its enormous archive, many of which date back more than a century. The images document vital moments and contain valuable records of our recent history, but the hard copies are vulnerable to deterioration (they fortunately survived flooding in 2015). To protect the photos, the Times is digitizing the archive with Google Cloud.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by melaniee
    +12 +1

    The Internet Is Splitting in Two Amid U.S. Dispute With China

    Western bigwigs were a no-show at China’s biggest web conference. But in their absence, the local overseers of the nation’s technology industry were only too happy to plug their unique vision for the global internet. Unlike 2017, when Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai graced the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, this year’s gathering was a decidedly domestic affair, presided over by the likes of Tencent Holdings Ltd. Chairman Ma Huateng.

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by tukka
    +17 +1

    Google confirms dark mode is a huge help for battery life on Android

    We’ve known for a long time that dark mode / night mode apps can prolong battery life on smartphones with OLED screens. It’s true on Android, and it’s true with the iPhone. This is because the individual pixels have to do less work on dark areas of the screen, and they use practically no juice at all when displaying true black.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by gottlieb
    +17 +1

    Ford buys e-scooter sharing startup Spin

    Turns out those rumours about Ford buying e-scooter startup Spin were true. The auto-maker has confirmed the purchase as it looks beyond car ownership to emerging modes of transport. Though it didn't disclose the financials

  • Current Event
    5 days ago
    by TNY
    +14 +1

    iOS 12.1.1 will let iPhone XR users expand notifications with Haptic Touch

    The iPhone XR does not have a pressure-sensitive display, so it lacks 3D Touch. Apple has introduced alternative gestures for many 3D Touch features under the marketing guise of ‘Haptic Touch’. This combines a normal long-press gesture with haptic feedback, like holding down the spacebar to activate keyboard trackpad mode, or using long press for the lock screen torch button.

  • Expression
    7 days ago
    by cone
    +6 +1

    Can Bitcoin Be Fixed?

    The birthing of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has unleashed the next wave of innovation in the technology and fintech sectors but we are not quite there…yet. Bitcoin has just turned 10 years old. 10 years have elapsed since the 2008 financial crisis took hold of the global financial system. Satoshi had indicated that the genesis block and the birth of Bitcoin was a result of people’s loss of faith in the current financial system and the status quo.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    NASA publishes findings from first 3D printer in space, confirms new missions

    After four years aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA has confirmed it’s mission complete for phase I and II of the Made In Space operated “3D Printing in Zero G Technology Demonstration.” The findings of this mission, accepted October 2018, were used in development of the Made In Space Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) which has been operating aboard the ISS since 2015. With this facility, and the early stage data...

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by melaniee
    +15 +1

    watchOS 5.1.2 adds Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie availability

    These ‘bug fix’ versioned Apple software betas keep delivering with all sorts of little additions. New in watchOS 5.1.2 is a Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie. Up to now, Walkie-Talkie availability had to be changed in the Walkie-Talkie app itself. There’s a switch at the top of the friends list in the Walkie-Talkie app to toggle availability. With watchOS 5.1.2, you can now do this from anywhere in watchOS thanks to a new Control Center toggle.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by rawlings
    +20 +1

    Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

    Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance that is raising concern about how far the technology will go.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by funhonestdude
    +21 +1

    Apple reaffirms support for Paris climate agreement

    Apple reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change with a senior company official telling the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, that the iPhone maker could continue to profit while being environmentally responsible. "The air we breathe and the planet we leave to our children doesn't belong to any one party, it doesn't belong to any one ideology...

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by zobo
    +17 +1

    Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: the present of computing

    The fan is blowing on this brand-new MacBook Air with Retina Display. It’s a familiar sound: a computer trying to cool down a processor that’s being overtaxed by one of the eight or so apps I have running. (In this case, it’s TweetDeck going rogue.) But it’s also a sound you don’t hear on more futuristic computers like the iPad, the Surface Pro, or even the Pixelbook. Still, fan or not, the computer is handling everything I’m doing just fine, and a quick restart of the app quiets it down.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by ppp
    +17 +1

    Apple confirms new "Pencil" Stylus won't work with Qi charging standard

    Before you plunk down $129 for Apple's new "Pencil" stylus, you should be aware that the device will not charge via the standard "Qi" wireless power technology, according to Apple. In response to an inquiry from ZDNet, an Apple spokesperson confirmed that Apple Pencil doesn't support Qi. The only way to charge the device is by resting it on the side of the iPad Pro computer. Apple did not provide comment as to why Qi is not supported in the device.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by sasky
    +11 +1

    Microsoft employees can use Minecraft to see how the company's upgraded campus will look

    Microsoft worked with Blockworks to design a miniature version of its refreshed campus using Minecraft. The game provides an unconventional but fitting platform for architectural renderings.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by Chubros
    +10 +1

    Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data

    Apple has refreshed and expanded its privacy website, a month after its most recent iPhone and Mac launches. You’re not going to see much change from previous years — the privacy pages still state the same commitments that Apple’s long held, like that privacy is a “fundamental human right” and that your information is largely on your iPhones, iPads and Macs. And, now with a bevy of new security and privacy features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, the pages are updated to include new information about end-to-end encrypted group FaceTime video calls...

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by grandsalami
    +15 +1

    Anonymous Microsoft and Amazon employees speak out on Medium

    When Jeff Bezos took the stage at a Wired conference this week, he told the audience that it was part of a business leader’s job to make potentially unpopular decisions, like working with the military. One day later, on Tuesday, an Amazon employee explained exactly why those decisions might be unpopular. In a public letter posted to Medium, an anonymous worker at the company outlined concerns about Amazon’s facial recognition tool, Rekognition. The product has been under fire since May, when the ACLU revealed that the company was offering it to police departments, raising serious civil liberties concerns.

  • Expression
    3 weeks ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +16 +1

    Google Pixel 3 Teardown

    Video teardown of the Google Pixel 3, performed in October, 2018.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by rexall
    +18 +1

    Google app suite costs as much as $40 per phone under new EU Android deal

    Android manufacturers will have to pay Google a surprisingly high cost in Europe in order to include Google’s Play Store and other mobile apps on their devices, according to documents obtained by The Verge. A confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile Services” suite of apps, which includes the Google Play Store. The new fees vary depending on country and device type, and it would apply to devices activated on or after February 1st, 2019.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by wetwilly87
    +18 +1

    Netflix Reportedly Shows Different Skin Colors on Movie Title Cards Depending on Your Assumed Race

    Netflix, a notorious data collector, can probably make an educated guess as to what race you are. But it also looks like they’re proactively using that data to show different title cards for movies and TV shows in their catalog depending on the data. Stacia Brown noticed this trend and posted about it on Twitter. Netflix recommended her the movie ‘Like Father,’ which predominantly features Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammar as the leads, both white actors.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by zritic
    +12 +1

    Asus ROG Phone is now available in the US, starts at $900

    After months of waiting, the Asus ROG Phone finally received its stateside launch last night in New York City. The latest entry into the burgeoning gaming phone market is available for pre-order now from several U.S. retailers, including Amazon. There are two storage variants of the Asus ROG Phone, both of which have the same specs otherwise. The entry model features 128GB of storage and is priced at $899, while the higher-end 512GB variant will sell for $1,099.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by socialiguana
    +13 +1

    PayPal surges 9% after its Venmo app shows signs of becoming a moneymaker

    PayPal shares soared 9 percent on Friday after the company beat expectations on earnings and revenue and announced positive news about its peer-to-peer app Venmo. The payment company's stock hit a high above $86. Shares are up more than 26 percent year over year. On Thursday, PayPal reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations, though payment volumes fell slightly short of estimates. The company also raised its fourth-quarter and full-year guidance.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by everlost
    +8 +1

    Micron Buying Out Intel's Stake in Flash Memory Joint Venture for $1.5 Billion

    Micron (MU) is buying out Intel's (INTC) stake in a flash memory joint venture for $1.5 billion, the chipmakers said Wednesday. The venture produces 3D XPoint flash memory, which Micron says is 1,000 times faster than NAND memory.