The Morning After: Sonos ‘legacy’ plan makes smart homes look silly

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The more connected devices you put in your house, the more you're counting down to the day they're eventually obsolete. Just yesterday, we learned about Under Armour pulling the smart plug on some fitness device…

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Bloomberg: Apple will start making a smaller, cheaper iPhone in February

imageApple might launch a new low-cost iPhone very, very soon. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant's suppliers will start assembling an affordable iPhone model, the company's first since the iPhone SE, as soon as February. Further, Apple will reportedl…

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Apple could promote TV+ with companion podcasts

imageApple has considered producing podcasts to support its slate of original TV+ shows and movies, according to Bloomberg. The company reportedly sent out a call for pitches last summer and has since had discussions with the producers of its shows about…

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Brazil charges journalist Glenn Greenwald for colluding with hackers

imageBrazilian federal prosecutors have charged Glenn Greenwald with violating the country's cybersecurity laws, reports The New York Times. According to a 95-page complaint, Greenwald was part of the "criminal organization" that hacked into the phones of…

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Uber experiment lets California drivers set their own fares

imageUber is testing another new feature in what is presumably a bid to help mitigate the restrictions of Assembly Bill 5, which requires the company to treat its drivers as employees, not independent contractors. Some drivers in California will now have…

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Qualcomm’s new mobile chipsets pack more features for the non-5G crowd

image2020 is the year 5G will start making a difference for people, but 4G LTE networks aren't going anywhere. If anything, they'll remain the de facto means of connection for much of the world for years, so it's little surprise to see Qualcomm rolling ou…

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‘Dying Light 2′ is delayed indefinitely

imageYet another Square Enix-published game is facing a delay, and this might not be a short wait. Techland has delayed its zombie title Dying Light 2 indefinitely to allow "more development time to fulfill our vision." It didn't say what led to the compa…

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Save $65 on an 8TB Western Digital Elements external drive

imageIf you're looking for an affordable way to store your files locally, Amazon is currently selling the 8TB Western Digital Elements external drive for $ 115, down from $ 180. That's the lowest price Amazon has offered this particular model for, according…

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Huawei will use TomTom for maps now that it’s cut off from Google

imageNow that Huawei is effectively cut off from Google, how is going to provide navigation on its phones? By finding a non-American partner, of course. TomTom has revealed that it struck a deal with Huawei to provide maps, navigation and traffic data f…

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Leica’s M10 Monochrom is devoted to black-and-white photography

imageLeica is giving its Monochrom cameras a much-needed upgrade, and it's good news if you're a big fan of black-and-white photography… provided you're willing to pay the price. The company has introduced an M10 Monochrom that's superficially based on…

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