Monthly Archives: December 2017

Trivia hit HQ arrives on Android in time for New Year’s Eve event

Intermedia Labs' live trivia game HQ has launched a little earlier than expected — and just in time to mark the end of the year, too. Anyone willing and able to download an early access app can see whether or … Read the rest of this entry

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The best wireless workout headphones

By Lauren Dragan This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full arti… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Congo orders cuts to internet and SMS to stifle protests

Authoritarian leaders are fond of severing communications in a bid to hold on to power, and that tradition sadly isn't going away. The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has ordered telecoms to cut internet and SMS access ahead of planned … Read the rest of this entry

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Birkenstock vs. Amazon feud extends to search typos

In 2016 Birkenstock chose to stop doing business with Amazon, citing problems with counterfeit goods on the site and shady resellers. Now, the shoe company has a court win too, where a German judge ruled that Amazon can't event buy … Read the rest of this entry

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Marvel wants to help you make comics, just leave out the farts

If you've ever wanted to make your own comic but don't quite have the skills to draw one, Marvel and Tap Tap Comics have a solution. Called Marvel: Create Your Own, the new app will let you choose a Marvel … Read the rest of this entry

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iFixit discounts iPhone battery replacement kits amid Apple backlash

Apple may have apologized for the confusion surrounding its intentional slow down of older iPhones to balance battery life and performance, but that doesn't change the fact that it's happening. If your iPhone is out of warranty and you don't … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple and Amazon may set up shop in Saudi Arabia soon

Saudi Arabia has slowly been changing its attitude toward tech over the past two years, trying to lure in foreign investment from Silicon Valley. Now, Reuters reports that both Apple and Amazon are in talks to set up shop in … Read the rest of this entry

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Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ is terrible, but that doesn’t matter to Netflix

By most accounts, Netflix's big-budget Will Smith blockbuster Bright is one of the worst movies of the year. It has a 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes — critics don't just dislike it; they've eviscerated it as an affront to cinema. … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA hopes to send a probe to Alpha Centauri in 2069

If you thought NASA was playing the long game with its plan to put people on Mars in the 2030s, you haven't seen anything yet. New Scientist has learned that a team at the administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has started … Read the rest of this entry

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Israel may issue cryptocurrency to speed up payments

Some countries are treating cryptocurrencies as the bane of their existence, but that might not be true of Israel — it might see the technology as a cure. Reuters sources have claimed that the Bank of Israel is considering issuing … Read the rest of this entry

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