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The Morning After: NASA looks at LTE for lunar missions

This week had a bit of everything, but Apple’s iPhone 12 series event took top billing. They bring support for a new wireless charging setup, but don’t have a revolutionary look on paper. Maybe that feeling will change once we’ve had some hands-on ti…
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Twitter updates its ‘Hacked Materials’ policy after NY Post controversy

In response to a New York Post article this week about Hunter Biden that used emails of dubious sourcing, Twitter blocked links to it, eventually citing the company’s existing policies around hacked materials. These policies have come under scrutiny…
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The Morning After: The iPhone 12 has 5G, new sizes and MagSafe charging

The combined might of Apple (iPhone launch day) and Amazon (Prime Day) made for a hectic 24 hours in tech. But purchasing advice aside (there’s some of that below), I want to focus on Apple’s showcase from the afternoon. iPhones have 5G and have simu…
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The Morning After: We reviewed Google’s new Nest Audio smart speaker

It’s finally time for Apple to unveil this year’s new iPhones. Invitations have gone out for the “Hi, Speed” event on Tuesday, October 13th at 1PM ET where we expect to see Apple introduce its first new devices with 5G and the A14 Bionic chipset. Ch…
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The Morning After: Google unveiled new Pixels, Chromecast and more

Thank you, Google, for keeping your remote press conference mercifully short and to the point. Oddly, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G phones — don’t confuse them — were given equal weighting with a new, prettier Chromecast dongle (with remote) and a new…
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NBC’s Peacock is finally live on Roku after tense negotiations

When NBC Universal's streaming service Peacock launched on July 15th, it was available to just about every bit of streaming hardware out there — except Roku devices. That changes today. After prolonged negotiations, and even a bit of public acrimony…
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The Morning After: AI-generated video plays out fake Wimbledon matchups

If you’re trying to make sense of the current climate for Big Tech, then Dan Cooper has some advice: look to the past. Specifically, he’s ready to rehash Microsoft’s antitrust battle over Internet Explorer in the late 90s, and infer what that means f…
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After Fortnite is removed from Apple and Google’s app stores, an Epic lawsuit is launched

It was a relatively slow week in the tech world until Epic Games came along with its Mega Drop 20% discount that passed along the saving on V-Bucks and real-money offers to players that chose to pay via Epic Direct payments. Those who chose to pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay were left to […]

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A ‘GoldenEye 007’ fan remake is dead after a cease and desist demand

A fan remake of the beloved N64 classic GoldenEye 007 has been in the works for years, with a view to releasing it on the 25th anniversary in 2022. However, the team behind GoldenEye 25 has been forced to pivot after receiving a cease and desist lett…
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The Morning After: Apple started the public beta for watchOS 7

If you wanted a Microsoft Hololens but thought that headset was just too big, then maybe the Nreal Light glasses are for you. They advertise mixed reality tech in a much smaller package, and mostly deliver on it. They’re more stylish than Google Glas…
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The Morning After: Trump threatens to ‘ban’ TikTok

We didn’t even have to wait until August to find out who was behind that massive Twitter breach on July 15th. Florida authorities arrested a Tampa teenager as he and two others were charged with a litany of felonies in the attack that hijacked numero…
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SpaceX pulls off its first double fairing catch after a Falcon 9 launch

Part of the SpaceX mission has been to create reusable rockets that make spaceflight cheaper, and it has become routine to see the company’s booster rockets return safely to Earth. With today’s launch SpaceX set a new milestone by catching both halve…
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The Morning After: Twitter hackers took over accounts for Elon, Obama and Apple

Twitter’s bad day started with a weird tweet from Elon Musk (not that unusual) and probably peaked when Barack Obama’s account suddenly posted a scam message begging for Bitcoin. Someone at Twitter decided to prevent all verified accounts from tweeti…
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Some iPhone 11 models display a green tint after unlocking

A number of iPhone users are seeing a strange green tint on their devices’ displays for a few seconds after unlocking, and it’s still unclear what’s causing the phenomenon. Based on the complaints posted on Reddit and the MacRumors forum, the most af…
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Zuckerberg says he will ‘review’ policies after employee backlash

Mark Zuckerberg shared a seven-part plan following widespread criticism from employees over his handling of Donald Trump’s Facebook posts last week. The update comes after a week of increasingly vocal dissent from within the company. In the note, Zuc…
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The Morning After: Texas Instruments makes it harder to cheat on its calculators

Graphing calculators have clung on to school lives despite us all carrying around smartphones that are several magnitudes more powerful. (Let’s not even get into wearables.) In a bid to reduce cheating in exam settings, Texas Instruments is pulling s…
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The Morning After: A look at Dyson’s canceled electric car

The hopes and dreams of companies don’t always come true. The Nintendo PlayStation, that undersea electric railway, sometimes things just don’t work out. It’s always intriguing to see how far companies take research and prototypes before canning thei…
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After a huge change of heart, the US will allow US companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards

The US and Huawei have had an insane saga of trade bans, negotiations, and legal proceedings this past year. It’s been one of the most widely reported feuds ever between two entities, and at this point you have to assume there’s just too much bad blood to really work anything out. Except now it turns […]

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NASCAR driver fired after using a racial slur while streaming

The switch from real-life racing to esports has been increasingly popular with viewers — NBC reports that last weekend’s iRacing Indycar Challenge at MIS brought in 25 percent more viewers than the first event — but slightly tricky for racers. Not be…
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After a year on the Epic Store, ‘Journey’ is heading to Steam

More than eight years after it first came out on the PlayStation 3, almost five years after its PlayStation 4 rerelease and about one year after coming out on PC, Journey is finally making its way to Steam. The game’s PC publisher, Annapurna Interact…
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Instacart workers go on strike after rejecting mild concessions

Instacart hasn't had success trying to avert a strike over a lack of COVID-19 protections. The Gig Workers Collective has declared that a shopper strike is "still on" after asserting that Instacart's concessions were inadequate. A change that sets…
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The Morning After: What you actually need to play Stadia games in 4K

Besides getting Stadia running in 4K, I hope everyone is exercising restraint and good judgment as the effects of coronavirus continue to grow. Unsurprisingly, from our perspective, the effects have gone far beyond canceled trade shows and delayed br…
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The Morning After: ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ joins the free battle royale trend

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This week, Westworld is back and despite my issues with how season two unfolded, I'm ready and waiting for season three. Aaron Paul and Marshawn Lynch are interesting additions to the cast, and with the robots v…
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SETI@Home ends its crowdsourced search for alien life after 21 years

The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence is a series of projects that scrub the background noise of the universe to look for alien life. One of the most famous ventures under the name was SETI@Home, in which members of the public were encouraged…
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Huawei sues Verizon after patent talks break down

Huawei and Verizon's not-very-public feud has escalated into courtroom warfare as the telecoms company files lawsuits across Texas. Huawei is alleging that Verizon is infringing on its networking patents without paying the proper fees, and it wants "…
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The Morning After: MoviePass is bankrupt, and the Model Y ships in March

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. OK, who had 2020 in the MoviePass-death pool? Everyone? I guess the good news is that even though this movie theater subscription business (and its parent company) is going belly up, the concept has spread to ot…
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The Morning After: Vine is back, but now it’s Byte

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This week took some interesting turns between a possible peek at the Xbox Series X back panel and rumors of an iPhone SE2. Among the stories below that you might have missed, we've also launched a series of smar…
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The Morning After: PewDiePie is taking a break from YouTube in 2020

Welcome back! This week should be less busy, with fewer oblong-shaped gadgets to discuss (we got the new Xbox and talked all about the Mac Pro last week). In the run-up to the holidays, there's simply not as much big tech news. If you're planning to…
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Google pauses Chrome update for Android after reports of app data loss

Chrome updates are normally good things, but some Android users have good reason to complain about the latest release. Google has paused the rollout for Chrome 79 on Android after reports of the update 'wiping' data from third-party apps that use th…
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The Morning After: Google prepares its first Pixel ‘feature drop’

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, we're heading into Sony's last PlayStation event for the year, but first you should check out the new Ghostbusters trailer, and find out why it's such a big deal that Apple is coming back to CES. O…
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The Morning After: ‘Death Stranding’ is here — but is it a good game?

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's finally Death Stranding day, and if you're still on the fence about playing Hideo Kojima's latest project, perhaps our added perspective can help. Apple has released another update to iOS 13 that should mak…
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After Math: It’s sequel season

Friday's announcement that the second coming of Into the Spider-Verse will arrive in theaters on April 8, 2022, came amidst a flurry of franchise follow-up news. Motorola really is bringing back its famed Razr flip phone, Blizzard confirmed the new e…
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The Morning After: Listing ‘basically everything’ launching with Disney+

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We spent most of yesterday watching Disney's Twitter account spam everything (we mean everything) that'll be live on Disney+ when it launches soon. Seminal works like, er, The Secret of the Magic Gourd, Million…
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Instagram tests Group Stories after Facebook ditched them

Facebook might not be giving up on Group Stories just because it's cutting them from its main app. App sleuther Jane Manchun Wong has found test code for a Group Story feature in Instagram. There's no mystery to how it works — you'd just choose to…
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The Morning After: Our 2019 Microsoft Surface event preview

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Microsoft's 2019 Surface event is just hours away, so before we kick off coverage at 10AM ET, it's time to lay out everything we're hoping to see unveiled. Also, Nintendo released a major upgrade for Super Mario…
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News anchor sues Facebook, Reddit after creepy photo appears in ads

Internet giants are about to face another test of their liability for the content they host. The Verge has learned that Fox 29 News anchor Karen Hepp filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Giphy, Imgur, Reddit and porn outlet XNXX for allegedly violating…
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After Math: The NFL goes full geek

The NFL is matching brains with brawn for its 100th season. Fans will be able to enjoy faster in-stadium internet, deeper insights into their local teams and virtually trade their favorite players like sentient trading cards (but only in New Jersey)….
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After Math: More, more, mooooooore

Woke up this morning with the "more, more, mooooooore" refrain from Lady Marmalade stuck in my head despite not having heard that song in close to a decade because sure why the hell not. So, since I can't get the demonsong out of my ear, let's get it…
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After a year of Epic Games exclusivity, ‘Hades’ heads to Steam Early Access

Hades, the next game from Bastion and Pyre developer Supergiant Games, is coming to Steam Early Access on December 10. The game has been available in early access on the Epic Games Store since December of last year.
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CafePress resets passwords months after reported data breach

StockX isn't the only company that appears to have warned users about a data breach through password resets. T-shirt seller CafePress has been asking customers to choose new passwords as part of an updated "password policy," but the news came soon a…
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The Morning After: Google Assistant can read out your WhatsApp replies for you

Welcome to your Monday! This week, we've got Samsung's big Unpacked event (Galaxy Note incoming), as well as Disney reporting on how its expansion is faring so far. Over the weekend, you might have missed an E3 data breach that leaked thousands of re…
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The Morning After: FBI arrests woman for massive Capital One hack

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We're barely clear of the big Equifax settlement, and Capital One has suffered a hack that exposed information for more than 100 million Americans. In other news, Google posted more details about its Pixel 4, an…
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Amazon cancels podcast-inspired ‘Lore’ after two seasons

There's a flurry of show news from Amazon this weekend, but not all of it is positive. The company has cancelled its podcast-based Prime Video series Lore after two seasons. This wasn't a complete shock when the second season premiered in October 2…
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The Morning After: Reviewing Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's time to find out if Apple's new MacBook Pro is worth the money, plus we'll break down the controversy over G2A's business model. Meanwhile, Nintendo slipped in a Switch upgrade and an iconic Braun product l…
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The Morning After: AMD’s pre-release Radeon RX 5700 price drop

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! While Steve Ballmer celebrates a couple of new LA Clippers arrivals, Microsoft spent this week dropping teasers for Windows 1.0. We also had some EV news from the Goodwood Festival of Sp…
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The Morning After: Jony Ive is leaving Apple

Hey, good morning! Welcome to Friday! We made it. The big news we're waking up to? Jony Ive is leaving Apple, launching his own design firm that will work with a number of companies. Including, er, Apple. Elsewhere, the Pentagon has a laser that can…
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After Math: The price of technological progress

San Francisco is on the cusp of banning e-cigarettes while a Florida town is now half a million dollars poorer following a ransomware attack. Google's building 20,000 new Silicon Valley homes (since California won't) and a new predictive hotel app ca…
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Honor 20 Pro could go on sale soon after finally getting Google certification

Huawei’s ongoing troubles with the US government’s decision to place it on the ‘entity’ list came just before the launch of the Honor 20 Pro on May 21st. The impact of the blacklisting meant that although the regular Honor 20 achieved Google certification before the cutoff date of May 16th, the Pro version was left […]

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Russia to start blocking major VPNs after censorship refusal

Russia's hatred for censorship-dodging VPNs is well-known, and it's now prepared to follow through on its . Telecoms oversight chief Alexander Zharov told Interfax that he expected to block nine major VPNs, including ExpressVPN and NordVPN, for refu…
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The Morning After: AMD, NVIDIA and Intel do battle at Computex

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. While those in the US mark Memorial Day, Computex 2019 is in full swing with hardware from Intel, AMD, ARM and NVIDIA setting new performance and efficiency benchmarks for laptops and phones headed our way later…
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