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Amazon made a bigger camera-spying store-so we tried to steal its fruit

AMAZON MADE A BIGGER CAMERA-SPYING STORE-SO WE TRIED TO STEAL ITS FRUIT

Enlarge / Amazon Go Grocery's first location in the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill. SEATTLE-For how far and wide Amazon's digital...

Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad lineup with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000

LENOVO REFRESHES ITS THINKPAD LINEUP WITH AMD RYZEN PRO 4000

The Lenovo ThinkPad T14S is one of the company's premium business models. [credit: Lenovo ] Lenovo has announced updates to its ThinkPad...

 
 
 
Coronavirus spread in US: Not if, but when and how severe, CDC says

CORONAVIRUS SPREAD IN US: NOT IF, BUT WHEN AND HOW SEVERE, CDC SAYS

Enlarge / Team leader of the joint mission between World Health Organization and China on COVID-19, Bruce Aylward shows graphics during...

THANKS, QUALCOMM: MANDATORY 5G MEANS PHONES NOW SHIP WITH DISABLED 5G MODEMS

The IQoo 3. [credit: iQoo ] It's Qualcomm's world and we're all just living in it. Phones are starting to trickle onto the market with...

 
 
 
The wear patterns of your jeans aren't good forensic evidence

THE WEAR PATTERNS OF YOUR JEANS AREN'T GOOD FORENSIC EVIDENCE

Enlarge / The "barcode" pattern of light and dark points along the seam of a pair of jeans. Is every pair of jeans like no other?...

THE TOOLS AND TRICKS OF CAPTURING WILDLIFE AFTER DARK FOR NIGHT ON EARTH

Intrepid camera crews braved the elements all over the world to capture wildlife in the dark for Night on Earth . Intrepid camera crews...

 
 
 
Dealmaster: Get our favorite budget gaming monitor for just $190

DEALMASTER: GET OUR FAVORITE BUDGET GAMING MONITOR FOR JUST $190

Enlarge Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new one-day Amazon Gold Box sale with a number of deals on PC gaming gear. More specifically,...

Space Channel 5 VR review: The worst value proposition for a PSVR game yet

SPACE CHANNEL 5 VR REVIEW: THE WORST VALUE PROPOSITION FOR A PSVR GAME YET

Enlarge / Space Channel 5 hero Ulala deserved so much better. For anybody in the tiny Venn diagram of users who have heard of and...

 
 
 

THE NUCLEAR OPTION: EA BANS “ABUSIVE” FIFA PLAYER FROM ALL OF ITS GAMES

Fenech responds to his competitive ban in November in a lengthy YouTube message. Electronic Arts has banned controversial 25-year-old...

Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

DELAY SEEMS LIKELY AS PARACHUTE PROBLEMS PLAGUE EUROPEAN MARS LANDER

Enlarge / ESA's ExoMars rover and Russia's stationary surface science platform are scheduled for launch in July 2020, The European...

 
 
 
VW to appoint “aggressive” climate activist to scrutinize policies

VW TO APPOINT “AGGRESSIVE” CLIMATE ACTIVIST TO SCRUTINIZE POLICIES

Enlarge (credit: Alexander Koerner / Stringer / Getty Images ) Volkswagen's chief executive has pledged to employ a young climate campaigner...

Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight's first data

MARSQUAKES AND ANCIENT MAGNETIC FIELDS: INSIGHT'S FIRST DATA

Enlarge / A self portrait of InSight's hardware on the Red Planet. While the rovers seem to get most of the attention, they're just...

 
 
 
The mid-engined Corvette was 60 years in the making, now we've driven it

THE MID-ENGINED CORVETTE WAS 60 YEARS IN THE MAKING, NOW WE'VE DRIVEN IT

Chevrolet has designed plenty of mid-engined Corvettes over the past six decades, but this is the first time it's put one into production....

A peanut butter brand has put its spoon into the GIF pronunciation debate

A PEANUT BUTTER BRAND HAS PUT ITS SPOON INTO THE GIF PRONUNCIATION DEBATE

Enlarge Last week, an email popped into my mailbox with a simple subject: "Jif vs. GIF." Its sender asked if I was interested in hearing...

 
 
 
Push-button warfare: How artists use games to capture drone strike horror

PUSH-BUTTON WARFARE: HOW ARTISTS USE GAMES TO CAPTURE DRONE STRIKE HORROR

Enlarge / "Cowardly Dones," a piece by Jospeh Delappe, is a bit more direct about its message than some of his more interactive work. In...

Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs

FIREFOX TURNS ENCRYPTED DNS ON BY DEFAULT TO THWART SNOOPING ISPS

Enlarge Firefox will start switching browser users to Cloudflare's encrypted-DNS service today and roll out the change across the...

 
 
 
WHO tries to calm talk of pandemic, says the word “does not fit the facts”

WHO TRIES TO CALM TALK OF PANDEMIC, SAYS THE WORD “DOES NOT FIT THE FACTS”

Enlarge / World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference on the situation regarding...

Removing a GPS tracking device from your car isn't theft, court rules

REMOVING A GPS TRACKING DEVICE FROM YOUR CAR ISN'T THEFT, COURT RULES

Enlarge / Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush. An Indiana man may beat a drug prosecution after the state's highest court threw out...

 
 
 
Apple Maps expands its Street View competitor to Boston, DC, Philadelphia

APPLE MAPS EXPANDS ITS STREET VIEW COMPETITOR TO BOSTON, DC, PHILADELPHIA

Diamond City Fenway Park in Boston, as seen in Apple Maps' Look Around feature. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple Maps has been slowly expanding...

The next Xbox will quadruple XB1's CPU, octuple its GPU performance

THE NEXT XBOX WILL QUADRUPLE XB1'S CPU, OCTUPLE ITS GPU PERFORMANCE

Xbox Series X, due in late 2020. It's tall. And it has a modified controller compared to the Xbox One pad. [credit: Xbox ] Back in...

 
 
 



Samsung already improving the Galaxy S20 Ultra camera

Samsung already improving the Galaxy S20 Ultra camera

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has not yet shipped out to buying customers, but the phone is already getting improvements. Website TizenHelp has of a patch that has been pushed... Read more ...

Oppo smartwatch leaks again - a perfect fusion of Apple Watch 5 and Wear OS?

Oppo smartwatch leaks again - a perfect fusion of Apple Watch 5 and Wear OS?

There might not be throngs of people scouring the web for news about Oppo's upcoming smartwatch, but it might be worth starting to get a little more interested. A new leaked... Read more ...

The iPhone XR was king in 2019

The iPhone XR was king in 2019

New research from Omdia says it was the number one smartphone in 2019... What you need to know The iPhone XR was the number one smartphone in 2019. That's according to research... Read more ...

Affinity Publisher for Mac Gains IDML Import, Preflight Checking, Template...

Affinity Publisher for Mac Gains IDML Import, Preflight Checking, Template Support, and More

Serif today announced across-the-board updates for its popular suite of Affinity creative apps , including Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and the Apple award-winning... Read more ...

Australian housing provider launches HomeKit smart homes to enhance...

Australian housing provider launches HomeKit smart homes to enhance disability accommodation

An Australian housing provider, DPN Casa Capace, debuted two HomeKit-equipped homes this week as part of an innovative disability accommodation pilot. For most of us, smart... Read more ...

Director Rian Johnson says Apple won't let iPhones be used by bad guys

Director Rian Johnson says Apple won't let iPhones be used by bad guys

What you need to know Director Rian Johnson was discussing a scene from "Knives Out". During the scene, Jamie Lee Curtis has an iPhone. Johnson says that Apple doesn't want bad... Read more ...

Realme X50 Pro 5G

Realme X50 Pro 5G

The realme X50 Pro 5G offers a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865 processor and up to 12GB RAM. There is a quad-camera setup on the back with a 64MP main sensor, as well... Read more ...

Star Wars director says Apple doesn't allow bad guys to use iPhones

Star Wars director says Apple doesn't allow bad guys to use iPhones

Apple is one of the most valuable brands in the world and that's the result not only of successful products but decades of carefully planned marketing strategy. One way Apple... Read more ...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 smartphones expected to launch in India

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 smartphones expected to launch in India

With 2020 upon us, we already have a few Android flagships announced, equipped with the latest internals. Most of these are powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoCs, bringing... Read more ...

Coronavirus Apparently Causing iPad Demand In China To Surge

Coronavirus Apparently Causing iPad Demand In China To Surge

Apple's iPad has long been the king of the tablet market, but recently in China, there has been a surge in demand for the tablet. This is according to a report from DigiTimes... Read more ...