Thomas Crain

Thomas Crain

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is preparing to launch an ambitious networking and location system later this year under the name Amazon Sidewalk. Sidewalk will link smart home devices and other Amazon products using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), connecting beyond the range of a standard Wi-Fi network. Meant to be operated at the scale of a neighborhood, Sidewalk would turn devices like smart floodlights and home assistants into network bridges, passing along security updates and commands from a central Wi-Fi hub. In addition to transmitting software, the signals allow Sidewalk to triangulate a device’s approximate location based on its contacts with other Sidewalk-enabled devices. The system will be built into the Echo, and Tile has also joined the project as the... Continue reading…
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the ongoing Epic Games vs. Apple saga, Epic says in a new legal filing that Apple made incorrect statements in its own legal filing earlier this week, asserting that Apple “cherry picked” Google search results about the popularity of Epic’s Fortnite game. Apple had suggested that Epic started the legal fight over Fortnite in the App Store as a publicity stunt, and that Fortnite had already started to decline in popularity: “For reasons having nothing to do with Epic’s claims against Apple, Fortnite’s popularity is on the wane. By July 2020, interest in Fortnite had decreased by nearly 70% as compared to October 2019. This lawsuit (and the front-page headlines it has generated) appears to be part of a marketing campaign designed to... Continue reading…
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Go pivot on this On Call  Everyone loves a mystery so clamber into the On Call vaults for a good old-fashioned VAX-based whatdunnit.…
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Platforms like Facebook are designed to profit from humans' confirmation bias. Here's how to restore balance to your feed.
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Can Nvidia's latest stand up to next-generation game consoles?
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As of September 15, 2020, Amazon boasts a workforce of about 876,000 full-time and part-time workers.
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The Ford Ranger's new Tremor off-road package offers more dirt-worthy equipment and some pretty sweet graphics.
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The Climate Science Information Center will connect Facebook users with resources from leading climate organizations.
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YouTube is “a weird technicolored nightmare” for families, nonprofit alleges.
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$1,400 phone has 'built-in death clock' and 'is not something meant to be repaired', muses iFixit The lifespan of a smartphone is short and brutal. Their beating heart is a battery that will, given enough cycles, puff up and die. Unfortunately, Microsoft's Surface Duo is designed to confound even the most routine maintenance, as argued by iFixit's latest teardown.…
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean, it gathered water vapor data on Tropical Storm Karina. The data showed that the storm was being affected by wind shear from the northeast, pushing the bulk of clouds to the southwest.
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Keep an eye on your house with our favorite do-it-yourself security system.
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The S&P 500 hasn't experienced a back-to-back weekly decline since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic neared its peak.
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With international data transfers at risk, the social media giant is calling for clear new global rules.
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Image: Motorola Motorola has quietly released its new budget phone, the Moto G9 Plus, in Brazil. As leaks previously mentioned, the new smartphone includes a 6.81-inch display screen, a quad-camera setup on the phone’s back, plus a 5,000mAh battery. The Moto G9 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G — the same chip used by Google’s recently released Google Pixel 4A — plus 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. On the front of the screen, the Moto G9’s 6.81-inch screen includes a 1080p display with a 16-megapixel front hole-punch camera located on the screen’s upper-left side. The quad-camera setup on the back includes a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. No word on... Continue reading…
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Vivo is gearing up to reveal a brand new smartphone dubbed Vivo V20 SE. According to recent rumors and leaks, the company will unveil the ... The post Vivo V20 SE official promo poster emerges, launch is imminent appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The release date and the price of the newly revealed Huawei FreeBuds Pro take direct aim at Apple’s AirPods Pro here in late summer 2020. Huawei FreeBuds Pro were announced today as the “world’s first true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones to support intelligent dynamic noise cancellation.” That means they’re ready to roll with both a hardware and a software-integrated solution … Continue reading
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The city of Portland, Oregon has unanimously passed an expansive new piece of legislation that bans both the private and public use of facial recognition tech.
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Here's all we know about Apple AirTags, the rumored Tile-like trackers that are expected to work within Apple's device ecosystem.
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Set 100 years before Breath of the Wild, the latest Hyrule Warriors game shows what occurred at the Great Calamity.
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To send DMs on Instagram from a computer, head to the Instagram website and click the paper plane icon in the top-right.
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Financial Times investigation has questioned the validity of many five-star reviews of products on Amazon UK.
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HONOR has introduced its latest wares at IFA 2020, the Berlin-based consumer electronics tradeshow — one taking place a bit differently this year than in past years due to the pandemic. The company has new laptops and smartwatches to show off, including the model leading its new lineup, the HONOR MagicBook Pro. Some of the new products will go up … Continue reading
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Image: Signify A new Philips Hue lightstrip is on the way, and this one is meant to be mounted to the back of your TV where it can flash and glow along with whatever’s on-screen. The Hue line has a number of lightstrips already, but this new one — called the Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip — can display different colors across different segments of the strip, whereas the old ones were limited to a single color. That’s supposed to allow for a much more immersive effect when mounted to your TV. You’ll need to buy some extra gear in order to make this lightstrip work, though. It requires a $60 Hue Bridge and the $230 Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box if you want to use it on your TV, or the Hue Bridge and the Philips Hue Sync app if you want to use it... Continue reading…
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Tyler Perry built a billion-dollar fortune writing, producing, and starring in films, television shows, and plays for overlooked Black audiences.
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(National Research Council of Science & Technology) The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has announced that a research team of the Center for Energy Storage Research had developed a next-generation secondary battery that uses zinc metal as an electrode without any risk of explosion or fire. This battery is safe enough to be worn on the body and can be manufactured in the form of fiber shape, which means it may potentially be applied as a power source for wearable devices in the future.
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During election years, both September and October tend to be weak months as investors prepare for an uncertain presidential election.
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Investors "like to think the market moves on fundamentals" but policy out of Washington plays an increasingly important role, Mulvaney said.
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Promising to shake up the cloud-storage market, Snowflake Inc. has filed an IPO.
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Apple will finally open an online store in India next month to sell its devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The report notes that the Cupertino-based firm aims to launch the store just before the festive season of Diwali to take advantage of heavy customer spending. The company has sold iPhones, iPads, and Macs in India through third-party retailers, including Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, till now. This will be the first time it will have its own ecommerce channel for devices. APPLE PLANS TO START SELLING ONLINE IN INDIA NEXT MONTH$AAPL — *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaOne) August 25, 2020 Earlier this year,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
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