US military tracks Russian launch of anti-satellite missile towards space

Eric Mack 2020-04-15 21:47:46 www.cnet.com Russia's apparent test of a military space missile comes just weeks after the first official launch for the US Space Force, a new military branch aimed at protecting against threats in space.  ULA The…

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Judge smacks down copyright suit over Instagram embedding

Timothy B. Lee 2020-04-15 16:44:01 arstechnica.com A New York federal judge has ruled that the tech news site Mashable did not violate copyright law when it embedded an Instagram photo from photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair in an article. James Grimmelmann,…

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All Valorant Twitch streams now have beta invite drops

2020-04-15 17:27:00 www.techspot.com In context: Riot Games launched its new 5v5 shooter Valorant into closed beta last week. Several prominent Twitch personalities were tapped to show off the game in their streams. Viewers watching these specific broadcasts had the…

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Apple now sells AirPods Pro tip replacements on its website

Nick Statt 2020-04-15 19:20:59 www.theverge.com Apple’s AirPods Pro came with a set of replacements for the newly removable ear tips that come in one three different sizes. But in the event you lost those replacements, and perhaps have lost…

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Microsoft adds new Your Phone features, but just for Samsung devices

Mark Hachman 2020-04-15 17:05:00 www.pcworld.com Microsoft’s Your Phone app was originally designed for both iOS and Android, then narrowed to an Android-only feature. Now Microsoft seems to be focusing the app further, limiting Your Phone’s advanced functionality to just…

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Intel’s ‘hot’ qubits could lead to more advanced quantum computers

2020-04-15 17:49:53 www.engadget.com Intel has edged one step closer to practical quantum computers. The chipmaker and its partner QuTech have successfully controlled “hot” qubits (that is, at temperatures above 1 kelvin) that are also coherent and dense, making it…

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Xbox One S 1TB Console – NBA 2K20 Bundle – [DISCONTINUED]

Price: Own the Xbox One S NBA 2K20 Bundle and experience the game that's creating what's next in basketball culture. Join the immersive, open-world neighborhood and shoot hoops with the best ballers from around the world. Play in several…

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G20 Financial Stability Board proposes new ground rules for stablecoins ahead of Libra launch

2020-04-15 18:32:00 www.techspot.com Why it matters: The G20 Financial Stability Board believes that cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra are a risky proposition that requires an appropriate response in the form of comprehensive regulation, oversight, and holding those who operate stablecoin…

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Mayfield raises $750 million across two funds – TechCrunch

Jonathan Shieber 2020-04-15 20:03:14 feedproxy.google.com Silicon Valley mainstay the Mayfield Fund has raised $750 million across two new funds, the firm said today. The venture capital firm said its Mayfield XVI will continue to invest in early-stage companies, while…

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Best smart thermostats for 2020: Reviews and buying advice

Jason D'Aprile 2020-04-15 20:30:00 www.techhive.com The best smart thermostat will have an outsize impact not only how comfortable you are in your home, but also on your household budget. Heating and cooling your home accounts for nearly half of…

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Mac Pro Can Now Be Customized With Radeon Pro W5700X Graphics Cards

Juli Clover 2020-04-15 16:20:59 www.macrumors.com iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus DiscontinuedApple today stopped selling the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus after announcing the second-generation iPhone SE. The second-generation iPhone SE is essentially an upgraded iPhone 8, with…

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Charter is the first cable company with a deal for HBO Max

2020-04-15 18:38:19 www.engadget.com WarnerMedia didn’t initially say how TV providers besides AT&T would offer HBO Max, but that’s now becoming clear through a first-ever deal. Cable provider Charter has landed a multi-year agreement that will make HBO Max available…

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Apple stops signing iOS 13.4 code following release of iOS 13.4.1

2020-04-15 21:08:30 appleinsider.com   By AppleInsider Staff Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 06:08 pm PT (09:08 pm ET) Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 13.4, effectively blocking downgrades to the previous operating system version following the release of…

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Nikon COOLPIX W100 13.2MP Digital Camera w/ 3X Zoom Lens (Renewed) with 16GB Bundle Includes, Sandisk Ultra SDHC 16GB Memory Card + Point and Shoot Field Bag Camera Case + Many More

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Apple is selling separate Mac Pro wheel kits for $700

2020-04-15 19:19:00 www.techspot.com In context: Apple has been known to make expensive products, but typically, the cost can be justified due to the excellent software and (usually) high-quality materials packed into the devices the company ships. However, even Apple…

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How To Protect Your Computer From Dangerous Cryptomining

Robert Meyers 2020-04-15 15:33:33 techcratic.com Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of computing resources, specifically bandwidth to mine cryptocurrencies. The idea is that when deployed correctly a smart system can utilize the resources of visiting devices or end users to…

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Apple’s Mac Pro wheels cost $699, and the feet run $299

2020-04-15 12:39:34 appleinsider.com   By William Gallagher Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 09:39 am PT (12:39 pm ET) New kits from Apple let users swap Mac Pro feet for wheels, or vice versa, but at much greater cost than if…

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iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 8: Why Apple’s new phone is its best deal in years

Michael Simon 2020-04-15 11:46:00 www.macworld.com It's finally here. After years of rumors and leaks, Apple's updated iPhone SE has arrived, replacing the iPhone 8 and reviving one of the most beloved iPhones of all time with a new look…

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Apple Offering $700 Kit to Add Wheels to the Mac Pro

Juli Clover 2020-04-15 12:20:43 www.macrumors.com Apple today introduced a Mac Pro Wheels kit designed for the Mac Pro, which adds wheels to the machine after purchase. The kit is priced at $699. When adding wheels to the ‌Mac Pro‌…

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Pentagon probe can’t confirm Trump interfered with the JEDI contract

2020-04-15 12:21:47 www.engadget.com “We could not definitively determine the full extent or nature of interactions that administration officials had, or may have had, with senior DoD officials regarding the JEDI Cloud procurement because of the assertion of a ‘presidential…

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Cooking Mama creator threatens lawsuit against “unauthorized” Switch launch

Kyle Orland 2020-04-15 11:34:54 arstechnica.com Enlarge / Planet Entertainment released this Switch cartridge earlier this month, though IP holder Office Create says it wasn't allowed to.The creator of the Cooking Mama franchise is threatening legal action against publisher Planet…

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Acer CB272 bmiprx 27″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Zero Frame Home Office Monitor with AMD Radeon FreeSync – 1ms VRB, 75Hz Refresh, Height Adjustable Stand with Tilt & Pivot (Display, HDMI & VGA ports)

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DoD Inspector General report finds everything was basically hunky-dory with JEDI cloud contract bid – TechCrunch

Ron Miller 2020-04-15 12:01:07 feedproxy.google.com While controversy has dogged the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI contract since its earliest days, a report by the DoD’s Inspector General’s Office concluded today that, while there were some funky bits and potential conflicts,…

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Lyft will deliver essential items for governments and businesses

2020-04-15 11:40:06 www.engadget.com To help meet an increased need for deliveries and provide its drivers with work, Lyft is launching a pilot program in which government agencies, nonprofits, businesses and healthcare organizations can request on-demand deliveries via Lyft drivers.…

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Kia Forte to go electric in China, report says

Sean Szymkowski 2020-04-15 10:36:19 www.cnet.com The latest tweaks to the Forte saw some Stinger-inspired style reach the compact car. Kia The Kia Forte is due for an overhaul soon, especially since its corporate cousin, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, will…

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iPhone 8 versus iPhone SE

2020-04-15 11:34:06 appleinsider.com Now that it's finally here, you can make a practical decision about whether to buy the new iPhone SE —or seek out the old iPhone 8 while it still exists. They are very similar, yet each…

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Vankyo MatrixPad Z1 7 inch Tablet, Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, 32GB Storage, Quad-Core Processor, IPS HD Display, Wi-Fi, Black

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Fast Nanoscale ‘Movies’ Shed Light on a Solar Cell Mystery

Daniel Oberhaus 2020-04-15 11:29:31 www.wired.com Stranks and his colleagues arrived at this conclusion by shining ultraviolet light on perovskite cells and observing them with a high-powered microscope capable of seeing down to just 10 nanometers—roughly the combined diameter of…

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Apple finally announces a new iPhone SE

Samuel Axon 2020-04-15 11:20:51 arstechnica.com The new iPhone SE resembles the iPhone 8 in design, but it sports an A13 chip and aluminum edges. We're including all the pictures of the device Apple made public. Here's one featuring the…

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