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  • Watch Huawei’s P30 Pro (and its crazy periscope camera) get taken apart
    Huawei’s P30 Pro might have the most impressive hardware on any phone currently available, at least among phones that don’t fold. That said, the P30 Pro does sort of have a folding component: its periscope camera. In order to provide 5x optical zoom, the P30 Pro’s telephoto camera is folded... Read more »
  • Mortal Kombat 11 might add Joker, Spawn and the Terminator to its roster
    Netherrealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 is finally here — a bit sooner than anyone expected. Thanks to dataminers and a premature retail release, we have some idea of what kinds of fighters will be added to the roster of the game in the future — and whoo boy, if this isn’t a 90s... Read more »
  • PoweredTemplate elevates your PowerPoint and Google Slides game — and it’s 90% off
    PowerPoint users can bust out of that creative trance with a super-charged package of exciting new presentation options with a Powered Template account. Right now, a lifetime Silver Membership subscription is available at $99.95, 90 percent off from TNW Deals.... Read more »
  • Listen to this AI spit out brutal death metal non-stop
    Puzzlomaly is a death metal album that sounds like others from the genre: it’s filled with screeching vocals, bludgeoning beats and dizzying guitar solos. However, the record – which you can listen to on Bandcamp or in the widget below – wasn’t produced by actual musicians.Puzzlomaly by DADABOTS Rather, it... Read more »
  • This $85 wireless charger doubles as a power bank, and it’s perfect for all your travels
    If you’re on the road a lot, it makes sense to invest in an international charger that can plug into a range of power outlets around the world. You can easily get one of those online or even at most airports, but I’d recommend considering Ohio-based accessory maker Fuse Chicken’s... Read more »
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  • What's on TV: 'Days Gone,' 'Alien' 4K, and 'She-Ra'
    The NBA and NHL playoffs are continuing, but this weekend the big battle is expected on a super-sized episode of Game of Thrones. For gamers, Days Gone is finally ready for your PS4, while a 40th Anniversary release of Alien celebrates the movie on 4...... Read more »
  • AT&T and Sprint settle lawsuit over faux 5G branding
    To say AT&T's rivals were unhappy with its fake 5G branding is an understatement -- Sprint even filed a lawsuit against the carrier, accusing it of "blatantly misleading customers." The competitors must have hammered out a deal that's acceptable...... Read more »
  • Natalie Portman will narrate a dolphin documentary for Disney+
    Disney is clearly determined to flex its star power (and giant budget) ahead of its streaming service launch on November 12th. The company has announced that Natalie Portman will narrate Dolphin Reef, a nature movie that will debut alongside Disney+...... Read more »
  • MIT scientists 'work out' synthetic hydrogels to make them stronger
    Your muscles are soft, pliable, and can resist fatigue after thousands of repetitive movements. Researchers at MIT have found a way to make synthetic hydrogels act like muscles by putting them through a vigorous workout. After being mechanically trai...... Read more »
  • Sony's 98-inch 8K TV will cost a staggering $70,000
    Sony is finally nearing the release of its 2019 TV line, and you'd better brace for impact if you're hoping to buy one of its highest-end models. The company has detailed pricing and availability for the sets, and the 8K-capable Master Series Z9G wi...... Read more »
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  • AT&T’s 5G E marketing ploy is turning out to be a disaster
    AT&T may have just amicably settled a false advertising lawsuit with Sprint over its “5G Evolution” branding, but the company’s apparent marketing strategy here is proving to be a disaster. Rather than taking a victory lap for arriving at real 5G faster than its US competitors — AT&T’s actual 5G... Read more »
  • Sprint and AT&T settle lawsuit over ‘blatantly misleading’ 5G E logo
    AT&T and Sprint have settled a lawsuit over AT&T’s “5G Evolution” branding, which Sprint claimed was fooling customers into believing its 4G LTE network was a full-fledged 5G network. “We have amicably settled this matter,” an AT&T spokesperson told the Dallas Business Journal — which cited anonymous sources saying that... Read more »
  • A peek inside the Huawei P30 Pro’s periscope lens shows off its clever zoom
    The Huawei P30 Pro offers unprecedented zoom capability for a smartphone camera thanks to a simple periscope — and now we’re getting our first glimpse inside. As seen in a thorough teardown by YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, Huawei’s 5x optical zoom camera module has been cracked open, proving that a telephoto... Read more »
  • VideoHere are Elon Musk’s wildest predictions about Tesla’s self-driving cars
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a series of bold predictions today about the ability for his company’s cars to completely drive themselves. And Musk thinks it will happen sooner than most of his competitors — perhaps as soon as the end of this year. Musk made the comments at an... Read more »
  • Facebook’s new chief lawyer helped write the Patriot Act
    Jennifer Newstead, a Trump appointee who served in the Justice Department under President Bush, will soon be taking over as general counsel of Facebook, the company announced in a press release Monday afternoon. Newstead will take over from Colin Stretch, who announced plans to retire last year. “Jennifer is a... Read more »
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  • New York Student Sues Apple for False Arrest After Being Mistakenly Identified as Store Thief
    Ousmane Bah, an 18-year-old from New York, is suing Apple for $1 billion for false arrest, reports Bloomberg. According to Bah, Apple's in-store facial recognition software mistakenly linked him to a series of thefts from Apple Stores, leading to his arrest back in November. In a lawsuit filed today, Bah... Read more »
  • AT&T and Sprint Settle Lawsuit Over Misleading '5GE' Label for AT&T's 4G Network
    AT&T and Sprint have settled a lawsuit that Sprint levied against AT&T for its misleading "5G Evolution" or "5GE" branding that AT&T uses for its upgraded 4G LTE network. A spokesperson for AT&T today told Law360 that the matter has been "amicably settled." Details on the terms of the settlement... Read more »
  • How to Use 'Hey Siri' Hands-Free on a Mac
    The latest version of Apple's "Hey Siri" feature works hands-free without being plugged into power, and it can be found in several recently announced Apple mobile products, including the fifth-generation iPad mini, third-generation iPad Air, and second-generation AirPods. What's perhaps less well-known is that many of Apple's new Macs also... Read more »
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App to Developers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 12.3 update to developers, two weeks after releasing the second beta and a month after the launch of iOS 12.2, an update that introduced Apple News+, new Animoji, and more. Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.3 beta from... Read more »
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update to Developers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after launching the second beta and a month after the launch of macOS Mojave 10.14.4. The new macOS Mojave 10.14.5 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in... Read more »
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  • Hawaiian botanists’ drone discovers a plant thought to be lost forever
    In what may well be a world first, botanists in Hawaii recently used a drone to find a species of plant that scientists believed was extinct. The plant was located on a sheer cliff face nearly 20 years after its last sighting. The post Hawaiian botanists’ drone discovers a plant... Read more »
  • The latest Apple iPad Pros get steep discounts on Amazon
    The iPad Pro is now in its third generation, and the 2018 refresh of this premium tablet is, hands down, Apple’s best one yet. It’s on sale right now, too, for a good discount which can let you score one for as little as $675. The post The latest Apple... Read more »
  • Weird Galaxy View 2 is a TV-style tablet to take your mind off the Galaxy Fold
    Samsung may be about to resurrect a product line that last saw an entry three years ago. Renders of the Galaxy View 2 show it's sticking to the tablet-that-thinks-its-a-TV formula. The post Weird Galaxy View 2 is a TV-style tablet to take your mind off the Galaxy Fold appeared first... Read more »
  • The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze
    Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and Wi-Fi connectivity. The post The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning... Read more »
  • Video doorbell alert leads homeowner to confront suspected porch pirate
    Video doorbells are doing their bit to help homeowners fight back against porch pirates, as this recent incident in California shows. The motion-activated device alerted the owner, who challenged the suspect right on the doorstep. The post Video doorbell alert leads homeowner to confront suspected porch pirate appeared first on... Read more »