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  • The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is now available for pre-order
    So you managed to forget retro consoles were a thing? Allow Konami to remind you with the release of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, which is now available to pre-order. Yes, retro consoles are still coming out. I thought the tepid release of the Commodore 64 Mini and the apparent abandonment of the... Read more »
  • Binance suddenly finding $775,000 in XLM is totally not a publicity stunt
    Prominent cryptocurrency exchange Binance has apparently stumbled upon almost 10 million Stellar (XLM) tokens, worth $775,000 — you know, just laying around. According to a Binance blog post, the firm had been unknowingly receiving dividends for validating transactions on the Stellar network since August 31 2018. “Fast forward to this week, when... Read more »
  • 48 kilometers is the farthest most people will travel to get some ass
    It turns out that 48 kilometers (30 miles) is the maximum distance most dating app users are willing to travel for a chance to meet the love of their lives. Indeed, two-thirds of people (68 percent) are seeking partners within the borders of their own state, with a third of... Read more »
  • Google’s Parrotron AI helps people with speech impediments talk freely
    Earlier this year, Google teased a neural network-powered algorithm that could do speech-to-speech translation in real-time. As impressive as that might be, the app was mostly inaccessible to people with speech impediments. This is why the company’s AI division has been working on new software specifically aimed at those with... Read more »
  • Google has removed 7 ‘stalkerware’ apps from its Play Store
    For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. Google has pulled seven tracking apps from the Play Store after Avast, a cybersecurity company, found they allowed people to stalk... Read more »

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  • GM will help Chevy EV owners find certified home charger installers
    General Motors wants to make it easier for Chevy EV-owners to charge their vehicles at home. Customers will soon be able to visit the Charging Page and search for certified charger installers. They'll be able to fill in details about th...... Read more »
  • Microsoft posts record Q4 results despite Xbox slowdown
    We're all used to hearing how well Microsoft has been doing by now, so the company's earnings report for Q4 2019 comes as no surprise. Once again, the tech giant performed well, delivering a "record fiscal year." CEO Satya Nadella attributed this to...... Read more »
  • Chrome update will stop sites from checking for Incognito Mode
    Chrome's Incognito Mode hasn't been working as well as promised lately -- some sites now check for private browsing and insist that you sign in before you can read an article. Google sees that as a flaw, though, and intends to set things right. The...... Read more »
  • A sheriff's office in Colorado will use Galaxy S9s as body cameras
    Deputies in the Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office in Burlington, Colorado, will soon wear Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones on their vests. The phones will serve as body cameras and will run on AT&T's LTE-based FirstNet public safety platform. In ad...... Read more »
  • Cellphone interference still poses a risk aboard some Boeing jets
    Even switching your phone to airplane mode won't keep it from being a risk on some Boeing jets. A 2014 FAA study revealed that some cockpit screens on Boeing 737 and 777 jets are vulnerable to interference from WiFi, cell phone signals or even weathe...... Read more »

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  • Microsoft’s Surface and cloud focus helps boost Q4 earnings as Xbox sales disappoint
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft posted the fourth quarter of its 2019 financial results today, reporting revenue of $33.7 billion and net income of $13.2 billion. Both are big increases year-over-year, setting a new record fiscal year for Microsoft. The results also come as Microsoft continues to... Read more »
  • YouTube Music now lets you flip between a song and its music video with a tap
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube Music has introduced a neat little feature that lets users flip between listening to a song to watching that song’s music video without any interruption. If a video is available, the top of the app’s screen will now have two buttons that... Read more »
  • How to stop those annoying website notification prompts
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Browsing the web on a desktop computer can sometimes feel like a carefully crafted test of your sanity. You’ve got ads and auto-playing videos popping up left and right, and you’ve even got pop-ups from sites asking you for permission to send more... Read more »
  • DARPA’s Squad X project pairs Marines and robots to eliminate the fog of war
    Image: DARPA The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been working on a project that partners dismounted soldiers with autonomous robots and drones called Squad X. It’s designed to provide soldiers in the field with more information about their surroundings. Historically, one of the most persistent issues on the... Read more »
  • Instagram will now warn users close to having their account banned
    Instagram is strengthening its moderation policies today and adding a new alert that will warn people who violate rules when their account is close to being deleted. The alert will show users a history of the posts, comments, and stories that Instagram has had to remove from their account, as... Read more »

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  • VideoWhat to Expect From the 2019 iPhones: Hands-On With Dummy Models
    Ahead of every new iPhone release, we're inundated with rumors, part leaks, mockups, and dummy models, all of which give us a good idea of what to expect when new devices launch. 2019 is no exception. We've seen all of the above, and now, we've managed to get our hands... Read more »
  • Elevation Lab Launches New FamilyCharger With Lightning, USB-C and MicroUSB Connectors
    Elevation Lab, known for its line of popular iPhone charging docks, today released the FamilyCharger, a multi-charging setup designed to allow you to charge all of your devices in one place. The FamilyCharger includes three Lightning cables, one microUSB cable, and one USB-C cable for charging iPhones, Android devices, iPads,... Read more »
  • Apple Releases Third Public Beta of macOS Catalina to Public Beta Testers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina update to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the second public beta and a day after seeding the fourth developer beta. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to... Read more »
  • Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers
    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 update to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the second public beta and day after seeding the fourth developer beta of tvOS. Public beta testers can download the new update by going to the Settings app... Read more »
  • Apple Releases Third Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS
    Apple today released the third public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, 10 days after seeding the second public betas and a day after the fourth developer beta. The public beta gives non-developers a chance to test out iOS 13 ahead of its upcoming... Read more »