Monthly Archives: August 2019

Samsung’s first mid-tier 5G phone emerges in leak

The 5G phones on the market have usually been on the pricey side, including Samsung's. You'll spend a pretty penny if you want a Galaxy S10+ 5G or Note 10+ 5G in your pocket. You might not have to shell … Read the rest of this entry

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Hitting the Books: Robots came for our jobs, then they came for our coffee

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology … Read the rest of this entry

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8K Association lays out ‘key performance attributes’ for 8K TVs

More manufacturers are selling 8K TVs or have models going on sale soon, and ahead of the IFA 2019 tradeshow an industry group has released its "performance specification" for consumer TVs. The 8K Association includes members like Samsung Electronics… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple will replace some cracked Watch Series 2 and 3 screens for free

If you find a crack suddenly forming on your Apple Watch's display, you may want to check if it's eligible for free repair. Apple has launched a screen replacement program for Apple Watch Series and Series 3 devices, admitting that … Read the rest of this entry

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Google to settle YouTube child privacy violations for up to $200 million

Google will allegedly pay between $ 150 and $ 200 million to end the FTC investigation into whether YouTube violated a children's privacy law, Politico reported this afternoon. The FTC reportedly voted along party lines (3-2) to approve the settlement,… … Read the rest of this entry

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Google uncovers exploit-laden websites that stole data from iPhones

A small collection of hacked websites targeted iPhones using zero-day attacks for at least a couple of years, Google's Project Zero team has revealed in a newly published report. The websites don't even need a user's input to infiltrate a … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon grabs a piece of the Yankees network in a $3.47 billion deal

Disney sold its stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes the Yankees, Amazon and Sinclair Broadcasting. The group announced today that it was acquiring the 80 percent stake in the YES Network previously held by Disney … Read the rest of this entry

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Target’s curbside Drive Up service now available across the US

Target's same-day Drive Up service is now available across all 50 states in the US. If you've never used Drive Up before, the service allows you to order items through the retailer's mobile app and then pick them up at … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple will unveil its latest iPhones on September 10th

Here we go again. September is fast approaching, so that means it's almost time to officially find out what Apple has in store with this year's iPhones. Its big fall event is set for September 10th, and it'll take place … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s much-delayed James Web Space Telescope has finally been assembled

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was initially scheduled for a 2018 launch but suffered a series of delays due to the intricacy of construction it required. As the most complex telescope built to date, the number of parts needed and … Read the rest of this entry

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