Category: Tech & Science

Tech & Science

Google Maps adds speed limits while driving, easy-to-see business hours

We’ve got a two-in-one deal in UI tweaks if you spend crucial time in Google Maps. One is a toggle for making speed limits disappear from your navigation view, the other brings business hours without the need for search. Each have their catches. So, say you’re in a bar-hopping group and you’ve been assigned to […]

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Google, Xiaomi, and Alibaba saw explosive smart speaker growth last year, Amazon not so much

Speakers are no longer just ways to listen to music; they’re often home to helpful AI personalities like Alexa and Google Assistant. Smart speakers are big business these days, and market analysis firm Canalys has a new report that shows just how big. According to Canalys, Google, Xiaomi, and Alibaba all saw massive worth in […]

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Woot has a refurbished HP Chromebook x360 2-in-1 with a 14″ 1080p display for $390 ($210 off)

Chromebook deals pop up every so often, but they’re usually for lower-end models with mediocre internals. But sometimes, something really good comes around, like this one. Woot is currently offering a refurbished HP Chromebook x360-14 for $389.99, a savings of $210 off the MSRP for a new model. This particular unit (14-DA0011DX) is packing some […]

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Samsung issues a rare earnings warning for Q1 due to weak demand for chips and LCD screens used in smartphones, as the broader market slows (Ben Dooley/New York Times)

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Samsung built a useless AR app that lets you attach virtual media to real-world objects [APK Download]

Augmented reality lets you display virtual elements on top of what is captured by the camera. These can be navigational arrows to guide you to your destination, fictional characters you interact with as part of a game, and so much more. With Playground, Google designed an app that lets you add various things to the […]

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ASUS confirms its software update tool has been targeted by Advanced Persistent Threat attacks, releases tool to identify “small number” of affected devices (Caroline Haskins/Motherboard)

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Amazon Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire HD 10 tablets are 30% off right now

Amazon’s Fire tablets are probably the most popular Android tablets ever created — mostly because they’re cheap. The ‘Special Offers’ versions of the Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire HD 10 are now 30-33% off, if you’re an Amazon Prime member. The least expensive of the bunch is the Fire 7, which is now […]

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Get Yourself a Nemesis

No one has more nemeses than the writer Roxane Gay. Since 2011, she has tweeted blind items about various foes in a stream of captivating updates. “All last night, I visualized crushing my nemesis this weekend,” she tweeted in 2013. “My nemesis is having a good year professionally and has clear skin. It’s a lot […]

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Lovecraftian card game Cultist Simulator is coming to Android on April 7th

Weather Factory originally released its Lovecraftian card game Cultist Simulator on PC in May of 2018, and Playdigious has taken the reins for the development of the mobile version that will soon land on Android on April 7th. Weather Factory has recently announced the official release date of the Cultist Simulator mobile port on its […]

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Israeli-based Innoviz, which makes the InnovizPro and InnovizOne solid state Lidar sensors, raises $132M Series C, bringing the total raised to $214M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

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Rick and Morty co-creator’s Trover Saves the Universe launches May 31 for PSVR

Squanch Games announced today that Trover Saves the Universe is coming out for PlayStation 4 and PSVR on May 31. The PC version will follow on June 4 via Steam and the Epic Game Store. The studio and game come from Justin Roiland, one of the co-creators of hit animated TV series Rick and Morty […]

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Where to buy the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, and how much it will cost

[embedded content] Today, in Paris, Huawei fully revealed the latest entries in its photo-centric P series: the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. Both devices feature high-powered camera systems with multiple lenses, with the Huawei P30 Pro even featuring 5x optical periscope zoom and a time-of-flight (TOF) lens. Unfortunately, all that photographic power isn’t going […]

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Apple quietly ends the option of funding Apple Pay Cash balances from credit cards, now allows instant transfers from Apple Pay Cash balance to Visa debit cards (Ben Lovejoy/9to5Mac)

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Huawei unveils P30 Pro with quad cameras, 10x lossless zoom, and rapid charging, plus cheaper P30

After months of rumors and leaks, Huawei CEO Richard Yu took to the stage in Paris today to announce the company’s latest flagship smartphone series. The P30 and P30 Pro promise to “Rewrite the Rules of Photography,” which is no surprise given a power zoom feature was already teased by Huawei. The cheaper device has […]

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[Update: Last day] Giveaway: Win one of 20 packs of BrexLink wireless chargers and USB Type-C cables (US)

You probably have a ton of microUSB cables around your home, since almost every portable electronic over the past decade has required them. But what about USB Type-C cables? We’ve partnered again with BrexLink to give away packs of USB Type-C cords and wireless chargers. We also have exclusive coupon codes, if you want to […]

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Firefox Lockbox lets you access passwords saved in Firefox from outside the browser

Firefox Lockbox, Mozilla’s password manager and companion app to the browser of the same name, is now available on Android after being available exclusively on iOS for some time. The app lets you access passwords saved in Firefox from outside the browser. With Lockbox, Firefox can autofill passwords saved in the browser during account login […]

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