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‘Flight Simulator’ for PC arrives on August 18th

Nearly one year after we first got our hands on a pre-alpha build of the next Flight Simulator, the game is almost complete. Microsoft Flight…

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Loon’s balloon-powered internet service is live in Kenya

A bit later than expected, Loon has finally launched its balloon-powered 4G internet service in Kenya. Through a partnership with Telkom Kenya, the balloons have…

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New H.266 codec uses half the data to stream 4K video

Fraunhofer, the German company that helped develop the H.264, H.265 and MP3 encoding formats, has unveiled a new video encoding standard that could severely reduce…

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‘Halo 3’ arrives on PC on July 14th

Almost 13 long years after it debuted on Xbox 360, Halo 3 is finally making its way to PC. You won’t have much longer to…

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Supreme Court rules against law allowing debt-collection robocalls to cell phones

The US Supreme Court decided today that debt collectors can no longer make robocalls to cell phones (via Ars Technica). In doing so, the court…

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Amazon’s Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs

It’s been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app’s most notable feature is…

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iRig Keys 2 Mini is a MIDI controller with a headphone jack for your iPhone

iRig is no stranger to the world of portable MIDI controllers. And, frankly, there’s no shortage of great keyboards out there that will fit neatly…

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Supreme Court rules generic website names can be trademarked

The Supreme Court has ruled that website names are trademarkable even if they consist of a generic term followed by “.com.” The ruling means that…

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Microsoft and Bridgestone launch real-time tire damage system

As vehicle diagnostics and real-time safety advisories get smarter, there’s not much your car (assuming it’s a newer model, of course) can’t tell you about…

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Ford starts taking Mustang Mach-E orders in the US

Ford’s upcoming 2021 Mustang Mach-E is one step closer to making its way to consumers. On Tuesday, the automaker said anyone who has already reserved…

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PowerA’s Nano Enhanced is a compact Switch controller with pro features

Peripherals maker PowerA does a good job of making third-party gamepads — the MOGA Pro has been a bit hit with Android gamers, for example….

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Waze lets drivers display their moods in the app

In the past year, Waze has added a handful of useful features like lane guidance, COVID-19 info, alerts when a road is unplowed, YouTube Music…

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Toyota recalls 752,000 Prius cars over flawed hybrid software

If you drive a Prius from the past several years, there’s a distinct chance you’ll have to take it in for service. Autoblog reports that…

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Twitch bans Dr Disrespect over violation of community guidelines

Twitch has banned the account of Guy Beahm, known online as Dr Disrespect, after he violated the site’s community guidelines or terms of service. Dr…

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Steam’s Summer Sale kicks off with discounts on ‘Doom Eternal’, ‘Skyrim’ and more

The Steam Summer Sale is now live and has thousands of games on discount if you’re looking for something new to help you cope with…

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Members of Congress push to ban federal use of face recognition

A group of Democratic Senators and House representatives have introduced a bill that seeks to ban federal use of facial recognition technology. It follows an…

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HBO re-releases ‘Gone with the Wind’ with a video disclaimer

HBO Max has re-added Gone with the Wind to its catalogue after temporarily pulling it down to address its racist depictions. As Variety has noted,…

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False facial recognition match leads to a wrongful arrest in Detroit

Many critics of police facial recognition use warn of the potential for racial bias that leads to false arrests, and unfortunately that appears to have…

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Acer’s new high-end Chromebook is the Spin 713

Acer’s Spin 13 Chromebook is not long for this world, but the new Chromebook Spin 713 is ready to replace it. And the company’s newest…

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Google Docs is adding Spanish-language grammar suggestions

Over the past few years, Google has been using its expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence to help English speakers write better. It’s now…

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FCC to vote on designating ‘988’ as national suicide prevention hotline number

Americans are one step closer to dialing just three digits for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number. The FCC will vote on changing the hotline’s…

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