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Arcimoto is opening its first rental center for its three-wheeled EV
Arcimoto's three-wheeled Fun Utility Vehicle is a blast to drive, but there's a catch: given that the first orders haven't arrived, there hasn't been an easily accessible way to take one for a spin. You'll have an option in a few days, though. The co...
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Firefox update adds improved tracking protection
Mozilla is trying to do something about that eerie feeling you get when you think of cat food and all of a sudden start seeing targeted ads about cat food -- with the new Firefox update, anti-tracking measures are being implemented that will prevent...
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SoundCloud users can now share song links to Instagram Stories
SoundCloud users will no longer have to settle for screenshots when they want to share music on Instagram, as the company announced today that tracks can now be shared to Instagram Stories directly from the SoundCloud app. Instagram announced at F8 t...
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Sonos is selling a limited-edition Beastie Boys speaker for charity
Prior to today, the easiest way to get the Beastie Boys on your Sonos Play:5 was to queue up your favorite songs from the trio. A new limited edition version of the speaker will always have the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers on it, even when you're lis...
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HP's latest Spectre x360 laptops boast up to a 22-hour battery
HP is once again tweaking its Spectre x360 convertible laptops, but this time the changes promise to be more tangible. The new Spectre x360 13 and 15 boast common functional upgrades, such as a dual-chamfered design (it's now easier to lift the lid)...
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Facebook shut down a spam network in Brazil
Facebook's crackdown on misleading content continues, this time in Brazil. The social network gave the boot to 68 pages and 43 accounts -- all linked to a single marketing group -- for violating the company's policies on misrepresentation and spam.
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ASUS' latest low-cost Chromebooks are available now
Just because there's been a slew of premium Chrome OS devices in recent weeks doesn't mean you'll have to go without modern, budget-friendly options. ASUS has launched its latest Chromebook designs in the US, and they're tempting if you want some ba...
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GM brings its peer-to-peer car-sharing service to 10 US cities
Earlier this year, GM unveiled a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, expanding its Maven platform to allow GM owners and qualified lessees to rent out their own vehicles. At the time, the company said the service was in beta in Chicago, Detroit and Ann...
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The Ducati Multistrada 1260S is ready for anything
"Let's go on an adventure," I whispered to the Ducati Multistrada 1260S. For many, motorcycles represent something more than a simple means of transportation. It's everything from the idea of embracing a counterculture (the movie Easy Rider ceme...
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Facebook is finally decluttering Messenger
Facebook has just announced a brand new Messenger app, and it promises to be a lot simpler than previous iterations. In Messenger 4, you'll get three tabs instead of nine. There's the Chats tab which houses all of your conversations, the People tab w...
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Lenovo updates Smart Display with Google Home Hub features
Google isn't being stingy about its recently announced Home Hub features -- it's going to be available on all Assistant smart displays, regardless of manufacturer. But we assumed it would be awhile before we actually saw these features. However, the...
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'No Man's Sky' is getting a spooky update next week
Few games in recent memory have enjoyed as strong a resurgence as No Man's Sky. The galaxy exploration game was widely criticized when it was released in 2016, as it had some teething problems, including not having much to actually do. It was only af...
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Lyft buys an AR company to bolster its self-driving car efforts
Lyft is ramping up it self-driving car strategy on two fronts. To start, the ridesharing mainstay has acquired Blue Vision Labs, a UK-based augmented reality firm whose underlying technology helps cars both know their location and understand their s...
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Twitter bans 18 more InfoWars-related accounts
Twitter banned 18 more Twitter accounts related to Alex Jones and his InfoWars media outlet on Monday. The accounts were sharing content from the organization, and Twitter told CNN it permanently suspended them following a number of "violations and w...
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Google Play will upgrade your HD movies to 4K for free
If you purchased a movie in SD or HD from Google Play in the past, make sure to fire up the Movies & TV app as soon as you can. Google will tell you if your previous purchases are now available in 4K, and if they are, you can get the upgrade at n...
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Baidu develops its own take on real-time translation
Google isn't the only big game in town when it comes to real-time translations. Chinese search giant Baidu has developed its own system, STACL (Simultaneous Translation with Anticipation and Controllable Latency). Like its rival, it can start trans...
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US targets individual Russians in fight against election interference
The US isn't limited to fighting election interference campaigns on its own soil. The New York Times has learned that Cyber Command is conducting the country's first known overseas operation to protect American voting against online meddling. The i...
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Amazon pitched ICE on its facial recognition technology
Amazon has faced pushback, both internally and externally, for selling its Rekognition facial recognition technology to law enforcement. It's a move the company's own employees said would "serve to harm the most marginalized." Now, The Daily Beast re...
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Walmart offers free two-day shipping for hundreds of third-party sellers
It's that time of the year again when retailers wave perks and promos in your face to earn your business. Walmart is hoping to lure you away from Amazon by offering free two-day shipping for millions more items sold by third-party Marketplace sellers...
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Drake is now co-owner of an esports brand
Drake's commitment to gaming is going well beyond the occasional star-studded Twitch stream. As part of an investment round, the Canadian rap giant (along with entertainment mogul Scooter Braun) now has co-ownership of 100 Thieves, a "lifestyle, app...
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Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. join Hollywood's open-source tech forum
Just months after its launch, Hollywood's first forum for open-source technology tools is adding more big names to its lineup -- along with its first software project. Sony Pictures Entertainment / Sony Pictures Imageworks and Warner Bros. are among...
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Razer's mobile chief is leaving to join drone company Skydio
Razer's senior vice president and general manager Tom Moss is leaving the company for the role of COO at Skydio, a company that focuses on autonomous drones. The announcement, which Moss made via a Medium post, comes right after the mobile company la...
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Zero Motorcycles' 2019 line-up boasts more power and longer range
Zero Motorcycles has made a name for itself by producing electric bikes that appeal to motorcycle enthusiasts as well as alternative fuel fans. Its bikes have been a hit with thrill seekers and commuters alike, and its newly-announced 2019 line-up ma...
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MoviePass to spin out from its parent company amid legal woes
If you're in any way familiar with Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY for short), you probably know it only as the owner of MoviePass -- and the company would unsurprisingly like to change that perception. Its board has greenlit a preliminary plan...
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Nintendo is bringing Labo to elementary school classrooms
Nintendo's Labo kits for the handheld Switch platform have always had a STEM foundation, which is why the company's latest announcement makes complete sense. Nintendo is partnering with the Institute of Play to introduce Labo kits into elementary sch...
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Motorola and iFixit sell official DIY phone repair kits
Many tech companies frown on unofficial repairs, but not Motorola -- in the right circumstances, it'll encourage you to fix devices yourself. The Lenovo brand has become the first major phone maker to provide parts to iFixit, which now sells officia...
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Misfit's $250 Vapor 2 smartwatch adds GPS and NFC
Misfit's Vapor 2 touchscreen smartwatch is ready to join the company's line of fashionable fitness trackers. Unlike the original, the Wear OS-powered Vapor 2 will be equipped with GPS and NFC, making it appealing for those who like the option of leav...
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Motiv's fitness ring will log you in with a wave of your hand
Motiv has made a number of significant functional improvements since first releasing its fitness monitoring ring back in 2017, including Android support and sleep tracking. As of today, your Motiv ring will be capable of even more technological feats...
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NYC's first Amazon Go store will be in the financial district
We knew an Amazon Go store was coming to NYC, now we know where it will be stationed. Recode claims the cashierless convenience store will be located inside Manhattan's Brookfield Place -- a shopping and office complex across the street from the Worl...
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Xiaomi's new gaming smartphone comes with a Joy-Con
We've already seen the likes of Razer and ASUS making a push in the gaming smartphone market, but what you probably don't know is that Xiaomi has also been somewhat involved in this space -- just not with its own identity. Dubbed Black Shark, this st...
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Custom-made smart glasses pick up where Google Glass left off
Earlier this month, Thalmic Labs announced it would be ending the production of Myo, a gesture-controlled armband that it's been developing for the past few years. The company has decided to shift focus to an entirely different project. Today, it's f...
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Google is testing Android Messages integration on Chrome OS
Google has finally started testing the Chrome OS platform's Android Messages integration, which has been in the works for quite some time. According to Chrome Unboxed, some users who have access to the Chrome OS developer channel are already seeing s...
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HTC's blockchain phone can only be bought with cryptocurrency
If the idea of a HTC blockchain phone drives you wild, we've got good news: the "Exodus 1" is now available to pre-order -- it ships in December. But you can only buy it online for 0.15 bitcoins or 4.78 ether tokens, or roughly $960. (Not exactly che...
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Uber will introduce a 'clean air fee' to all London rides
Uber has been consistently vocal about its green aspirations. From electric scooters to its own EV charging networks, the company's eco-friendly ambitions reached a pinnacle last year when it announced its "Clean Air Plan" for the city of London. Now...
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The Morning After: Meeting the iPhone XR
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Finally, it's time to meet Apple's iPhone XR, and we couldn't do that without asking some questions about the decisions behind the device. We're also looking at Google's Home Hub, and there's a new video that ev...
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Apple iPhone XR review: The best iPhone for most people
Everywhere I go, I see people hanging onto their old iPhones — those devices have usually seen better days, but there they are, still ticking away. Sometimes, as socially anxious as I am, I ask people about it. More often than not, their an...
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Dyson will build its electric cars in Singapore
Dyson will build a two-storey factory in Singapore to assemble its highly anticipated electric car. In a letter to company employees, chief executive Jim Rowan said construction would start in December and be completed sometime in 2020. The nation wa...
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Mozilla test will offer Firefox users ProtonVPN subscriptions
Mozilla is rolling out an experimental feature for Firefox that's not quite like its other ones -- you'll have to pay to be able to use. The organization has teamed up with ProtonVPN to test a subscription-based virtual private network for $10 a mont...
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VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers along the Ohio Turnpike
If electric cars are going to become a staple of American roads, they're going to need chargers near prominent routes. And VW's Electrify America is about to address that. The company has revealed plans to install the first EV charging stations alo...
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Oculus stops offering movies on Rift headsets due to low demand
It's a lousy time to be a fan of PC-based VR, apparently. Oculus told both customers and Variety that it's shutting down its movie store for Rift headset owners, leaving you to use third-party services (or watch on a regular screen) if you want to b...
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Fifth person pleads guilty to 'celebgate' account hijacks
Did we say that all the 'celebgate' perpetrators had faced justice? Well, not quite. A fifth person embroiled in the incident, Virginia resident Chris Brannan, has pleaded guilty to unauthorized access and identity theft charges for his part in the...
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Future Windows 10 update will soften the blow of Spectre patches
Like with other companies, Microsoft's Spectre and Meltdown security fixes introduced a performance hit -- it mostly affected servers, but it was there. Thankfully, that blow shouldn't be quite so severe in the next several months. The company's Me...
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OnePlus will release one of the first 5G smartphones
Shortly after Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon told us to expect at least two 5G flagship smartphones next year, you kind of know what to expect when OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei joined him on stage. Nope, they weren't here to talk about the new laun...
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Google will fix its Camera bug that fails to save photos
Now that Google's Pixel 3 phones have arrived people are finding the good and bad of the various software-enhanced features. One issue some have noticed -- across a range of devices including some non-Pixel or Nexus phones -- is a tendency to skip th...
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Qualcomm is expecting at least two 5G flagship smartphones in 2019
If you've been wondering when to expect the first 5G smartphone on the market, there's now a somewhat official answer from none other than Qualcomm. Speaking at the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon said that based on what...
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Qualcomm wants to help build more Alexa-powered Bluetooth earbuds
When it comes to adding a voice assistant to a speaker or a pair of headphones, Amazon's Alexa has become the default choice for many OEMs, likely due to the openness and high adoption rate of the platform. Never one to miss a money-making opportunit...
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 rides the multi-camera and gaming trend
It's only been almost a quarter since Qualcomm launched its Snapdragon 670 mid-range chipset, but today, the company is already bringing out a slightly beefier Snapdragon 675, which is clearly designed with three smartphone trends in mind: Gaming opt...
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What's on TV: 'RDR 2,' Hasan Minhaj, 'Sabrina' and 'Channel Zero'
After a long wait, Rockstar Games is delivering Red Dead Redemption 2 later this week -- prepare your hard drives. On Netflix streaming, there's the premiere of Hasan Minhaj's new weekly show Patriot Act, its new take on Sabrina the Teenaged Witch an...
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