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Adobe’s experimental ‘sneaks’ could make editing so much easier

Adobe has revealed a lot more experimental tools — or "sneaks," as what the company calls it — other than Project Awesome Audio at this year's MAX conference. One of them is Project All in, and it could be the answer to your woes if you're always t…
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NASCAR could introduce hybrid race cars by 2022

NASCAR has been talking about hybrids for a while, but it has kept quiet about a timeline. Now, the association says hybrid tech could show up in its vehicles by 2022. "We travel the world visiting other sanctioning bodies and are not ignorant to the…
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Huawei’s Richard Yu says that Google apps could roll out to Mate 30 Pro overnight once the US ban is lifted

Huawei launched the new Mate 30 Pro in Munich yesterday without Google apps and services installed out of the box thanks to the company getting caught in the trade war between the US and China. It’s a great shame that consumers outside of the US are beginning to feel the impact of the trade dispute, […]

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Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone could finally launch next month

First revealed during MWC 2019 back in February, Huawei’s Mate X folding smartphone has been the subject of delays and rumored tweaks, which is understandable when you consider the issues that Samsung has faced with its Galaxy Fold. While an exact date has yet to be announced, it seems that the Huawei’s Mate X could […]

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The Amazon Prime Day strike could be a turning point for workers’ rights

Today, Amazon will start its fifth annual Prime Day, which has been expanded to 48 hours this year. Designed to enlist (and keep) Prime members, it is the company's biggest shopping event of the year — on the same level as Black Friday — with exten…
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Mars crew could 3D-print skin and bones for injuries

A journey to Mars will take several years, and humans won't be able to turn back if an astronaut suffers a burn or a bone fracture. Which is why scientists at the University Hospital of Dresden Technical University have now produced the first bioprin…
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The next version of Chrome could block resource-hogging ads

Browsing the internet is excellent until you happen across a site with intrusive adverts that hog the resources on your device, causing the page to either load at a snail’s pace and sometimes even completely fail to load. Google is reportedly on the case, though, with a new feature called “Heavy Ad Intervention” that may […]

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Mobvoi teases July 10 launch for what could be the LTE-equipped TicWatch Pro

Mobvoi launched the TicWatch Pro smartwatch running Wear OS and sporting killer battery life almost a year ago, and now it seems that the company has a follow-up of some sort planned for July 10th. A video has been posted on Mobvoi’s website sporting a tagline of “New Solution to Boost Your Daily Efficiency” along […]

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Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard could be cut off from accessing Gmail from July 15th

In its day, the SwiftKey keyboard app was one of the first apps installed on new Android smartphones because it was so much better than the stock offering, and it still has a faithful following years later. Now the keyboard app is in the news because it appears to have run afoul of Google’ new […]

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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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Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro could sport a 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display and revamped rear camera layout

When Huawei launched the Mate 20 Pro in 2018, we were mightily impressed by its trio of rear cameras, gorgeous finish, and superb battery life. But how could the Chinese handset maker improve upon its flagship handset? According to a bunch of leaked renders, the Mate 30 Pro could sport a display with an improved […]

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[Rumor] Samsung could ditch the headphone jack and physical buttons on Galaxy Note 10

In a world where smartphone brands have ditched the headphone jack one by one, the audio port has been an ever-present feature on Samsung’s range of handsets. It looks like the 3.5mm audio jack and physical buttons could be kicked to the curb by the Korean company when it launches the Galaxy Note 10 around […]

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Holographic tech could be key to future quantum computers

A breakthrough in studying light might just be the ticket to the future of quantum computing. Researchers at EPFL have found a way to determine how light behaves beyond the limitations of wavelengths, opening the door to encoding quantum data in a s…
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Amazon Prime shipping could shrink to just one-day

One of the perks of Amazon's Prime membership is free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible purchases. That, however, might change. In a call to investors following Amazon's first quarterly earnings report today, CFO Brian Olsavsky said that the company…
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Juul’s pilot program could trace retailers that sell to teen users

Juul has launched an experimental track-and-trace program meant to curb teen vaping, perhaps as an attempt to appease the FDA and other government agencies. The e-cig company has been in authorities' crosshairs since last year due to its products' po…
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Nintendo could launch two new Switch consoles this year

Nintendo might launch two new Switches as early as this summer, reports the WSJ. As previously rumored, one would likely be a smaller and cheaper model with a focus on portability. However, Nintendo might also release a higher-end model Switch aimed…
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Owning a Call of Duty eSports franchise could cost $25 million

Activision Blizzard is apparently making headway with the launch of the city-based Call of Duty League it announced in February. According to ESPN, an esports executive from the company has already been meeting with prospective buyers — namely profe…
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Google shows how it could make a cloud-savvy game controller

If Google ever makes hardware to go along with its rumored game streaming service, you might have an idea as to how it will work. Yanko Design has spotted a recently published Google patent application for an internet-connected game controller that…
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US could soon end mass phone surveillance program exposed by Snowden

The US government might put an end to the controversial NSA phone surveillance program Edward Snowden exposed by the end of 2019. Republican congressional national security adviser Luke Murry revealed during a Lawfare podcast that Congress might not…
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The ‘Digit’ robot could be the future of humanoid pizza deliveries

Agility Robotics has unleashed a new model that joins the exclusive club of humanoid robots. "Digit" is the company's first bipedal robot to have four degree-of-freedom arms. It can use those for balance, pushing doors and lifting boxes up to 40 poun…
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AI-guided material changes could lead to diamond CPUs

Scientists know that you can dramatically alter a crystalline material's properties by applying a bit of strain to it, but finding the right strain is another matter when there are virtually limitless possibilities. There may a straightforward solut…
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Stem cell breakthrough could help cure type 1 diabetes

Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it's the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing cells that type 1 patients don't have. The ke…
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Huawei could launch a foldable smartphone with 5G at MWC 2019

5G and foldable smartphones are the buzzwords of 2019 when it comes to mobile technology, with MWC 2019 expected to be awash with demonstrations and announcements concerning the two segments. While Samsung is thought to be showing off its Galaxy F folding smartphone during its Galaxy S10 launch event on February, Huawei is set to […]

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Samsung could launch a Galaxy S10+ with 10GB RAM, 1TB of storage, and a ceramic finish

The Galaxy S10 leaks are increasing in frequency in the run-up to Samsung’s Unpacked launch event in San Francisco on February 20th. The latest leaked render shows three Galaxy S10 variants encased in transparent protection and now details about the top of the range Galaxy S10+ handset that features a ton of RAM, storage, and […]

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Amazon advised US government on a portal that could make it billions

A key Amazon executive and former Obama administration official privately advised the US government on a procurement portal that could be worth billions to the company, the Guardian reports. Director of Government Anne Rung corresponded with an offic…
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Molecule-level ‘CT scans’ could lead to faster drug discovery

Scientists like to use x-rays when determining chemical structures to develop drugs, but it's an agonizingly slow process. As they need large, pure crystals, it can take weeks or even years to produce something big enough for studying. However, th…
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NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts’ info

The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits rentals of most apartments for less than 30 days u…
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Gene-edited rice plants could boost the world’s food supply

Rice may be one of the most plentiful crops on Earth, but there are only so many grains you can naturally obtain from a given plant. Scientists may have a straightforward answer to that problem: edit the plants to make them produce more. They've us…
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Graphene ‘stimulation’ could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking cancer cells. The mystery material? Graphene, a semi-metal that's composed of a single la…
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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could get Android Oreo update in May

New reports out indicate Samsung may be on the verge of rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones possibly as soon as mid-May. If Samsung and carriers are able to stick to this timeline, then the S7 devices will be getting the update one to […]

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Grammarly patches bug that could expose everything you write

Grammarly, a copyediting extension for Chrome and Firefox that points out typos and grammatical mistakes, had a major bug that allowed any website you visit to log into your account and read everything you ever wrote. It made all your documents, hist…
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Huawei’s 8.4-inch Mediapad M5 tablet gets Bluetooth certification, could launch during CES 2018

To say that the tablet market is as flat as a pancake could be an understatement. Since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 back at MWC 2017 in February, well, there hasn’t been a whole lot for tablet lovers to get excited about in the Android world. And yes, I include Amazon’s Fire tablets […]

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Fox News impartiality breaches could threaten Sky merger

As Fox waits to find out whether it will be allowed to complete its merger with broadcasting giant Sky, UK media regulator Ofcom today delivered a fresh blow to proceedings. The watchdog confirmed that two Fox News shows, hosted separately by Sean Ha…
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DNA ‘robots’ could sort molecules in your blood

Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldn't it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a 'robot' made from a single DNA strand that autonomously picks up molecule…
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New computer models could direct scientists to epic cosmic events

Now that they're spotting gravitational waves more often, scientists are expanding their search for cosmic events. Specifically, they're using new computer models to depict the cataclysmic collision that occurs when a black hole joins a neutron star…
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Next ‘MST3K’ DVD box set could be its last

The cult of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is currently in full swing. There's the gleefully cheesy Netflix revival, which came off the back of a successful Kickstarter from the show's creator Joel Hodgson. And, Twitch recently aired a six-day long MST…
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An LG G6 Mini with a 5.4-inch display could be on the way shortly

It looks like the LG G6 isn’t the only device to be launched with the G6 label — LG is reportedly preparing an LG G6 Mini, which, according to recent specs, will feature a 5.4-inch display.

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Virtual reality could help elderly people avoid potentially fatal falls

Researchers have been investigating whether VR tech could be used to help prevent falls among the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions. Here’s what they’re busy planning.

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Theranos settlement means it could have a lab again in 2019

Theranos has been headed toward disaster for a while through its dodgy blood testing methods, but it might have just avoided the worst possible outcome. The biotech outfit has reached a settlement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service…
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Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way

Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.

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HERA telescope upgrades could reveal the earliest stars

When it first went online in February 2016, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) radio telescope in South Africa boasted 19, 42-foot-diameter antennas aimed at the "Cosmic Dawn" of the universe. The antennas are designed to detect a specif…
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Video cameras could soon determine your heart rate from across the room

Panasonic recently introduced a program for monitoring your heart rate — with just software and a video camera. The program analyzes changes minute in the skin from a video camera or even a webcam.

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Forget petroleum — tomorrow’s car tires could be made from grass

University of Minnesota chemists have developed a more eco-friendly way to manufacture tires by making them out of grass and trees — and all without affecting their color, shape or performance.

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Turn down for what! This innovative music app could actually improve your hearing

There’s no shortage of music apps for your smartphone, but TSC Music actually promises something a bit different. How? By detecting the worst key frequency of your hearing and stimulating it.

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Experts warn wearable baby monitors could cause unnecessary doctor visits

A recent report indicates that parents should exercise caution when using wearable monitors, like smart onesies or socks, that track infant breathing rates and other metrics. They might be giving off false alarms.

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A new Huawei Watch with LTE connectivity could launch in February

Two years ago, Huawei launched its first smartwatch. The Huawei Watch became one of the world’s best smartwatches because of its gorgeous design, admirable battery life, and brilliant software. It turned out being a product that accomplished almost everything you expect from a device in its class. That’s exactly why a successor wasn’t introduced in […]

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New Samsung smartphone could be its first with Tizen 3.0

Samsung is reportedly developing a phone called the Samsung SM-Z250F, which could be the first to feature Tizen 3.0, the latest version of Samsung’s self-built operating system.

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Heartbeat passwords could be used to keep your medical records safe

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York think the best way to protect a patient’s personal electronic health records could be using their own unique, distinctive heartbeat.

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The key to smaller cameras that don’t suck could lie in this incredible material

Researchers recently used graphene to develop a tiny camera sensor with a high resolution — and low noise levels. The supermaterial helps the smaller sensors to manage more pixels without degrading image quality.

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Apple could be planning new wearables, starting with Carl Zeiss smart glasses

Apple might be looking to get in on a risky market where Google famously failed with its botched Google Glass project. According to rumors, Apple is currently exploring smart glasses as part of a push into augmented reality.

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