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 2020-12-05 22:54 

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China's Chang'e 5 completes docking mission on its way back to Earth...

China's Chang'e-5 mission completed a tricky docking maneuver on Saturday, as it prepares to return the soil samples it collected from the Moon's surface back to Earth....

 2020-12-05 21:50 

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Tesla diversity report shows its US leadership is 59 percent white and 83 percent male...

Tesla 's first-ever diversity report shows the automaker's US leadership is 83 percent male, and 59 percent white. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact report shows that men represent 79 percent of Tesla's workforce, and women 21 percent...

 2020-12-05 19:27 

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The paper that led to Timnit Gebru's ouster from Google reportedly questioned language models...

A paper co-authored by former Google AI ethicist Timnit Gebru raised some potentially thorny questions for Google about whether AI language models may be too big, and whether tech companies are doing enough to reduce potential risks....

 2020-12-05 16:00 

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Leftovers you can't eat: Black Friday deals you can still get...

If you're shopping for the holidays, here are some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that are still clinging to life. You'll find low prices on wireless earbuds, video games, and more....

 2020-12-05 15:21 

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Elon Musk reportedly plans to move to Texas...

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is planning to move from California to Texas, where he's building a new Tesla plant, and where SpaceX and Boring Company both have facilities. Texas has no personal income tax, which would save Musk a significant amount ...

 2020-12-05 14:00 

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A cheap tablet is a great entertainment device...

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 resets the expectations for what you can get from an inexpensive tablet. It's great for watching video and reading books and doesn't cost a fortune....

 2020-12-05 02:02 

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The US government will let TikTok run out the clock and 'overlook' its own deadline...

The Trump administration won't enforce its own deadline for ByteDance to sell or spin out video-sharing platform TikTok's business in the US. The latest deadline for that move was today, December 4th. An extension isn't expected, though the cu...

 2020-12-05 02:01 

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Google Fi is offering $100 to upgrade your 3G phone before it stops working...

Google Fi will no longer activate non-VoLTE phones starting in January 2021, 9to5Google reports. The change signals an end on the horizon for 3G service from the MVNO, following similar announcements from the major carriers. Customers with phones that don...

 2020-12-05 01:34 

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Hope you weren't planning to watch Wonder Woman 1984 with an HBO Max free trial...

A few weeks before Wonder Woman 1984 is set to release on HBO Max, the service has stopped offering users a one week free trial....

 2020-12-05 00:39 

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Apple will replace your iPhone 11's display for free if it has the glitchy touchscreen...

If your iPhone 11 isn't responding to touches, it might be eligible for a free fix from Apple. The company has launched a replacement program for iPhone 11 displays that stop responding to touches...

 2020-12-04 23:59 

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Apple developers can now let you share free copies of your in-app purchases with your family...

Developers are now able to allow Family Sharing for their in-app subscriptions and purchases. They will have to manually allow it, but users can now select which eligible subscriptions that they want their family to have access to....

 2020-12-04 22:40 

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YouTube and Peacock are now streaming 22 James Bond films for free...

You can now binge a sizable selection of the James Bond collection completely for free (with ads) from YouTube, Peacock (with its free subscription), and PlutoTV. There are 22 films in all to stream....

 2020-12-04 22:00 

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Nissan follows GM in ditching Trump's effort to overturn California's pollution rules...

Nissan said it would leave the group of automakers that had supported President Trump's efforts to overturn California's ability to impose its own vehicle emission standards. The Japanese automaker follows GM, which announced its own exit from the...

 2020-12-04 20:57 

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Chrome OS 87 adds tab search and Bluetooth device battery levels...

Chrome OS 87 is rolling out now. One new feature is tab search, which could be a handy tool to find that one tab you misplaced among dozens of others. The update also adds a way to see Bluetooth accessory battery levels in settings as well as new wallpape...

 2020-12-04 20:43 

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Amazon to face federal lawsuit over firing of warehouse worker...

Courtney Bowden said Amazon fired her because she'd been advocating for better working conditions. Last month, the NLRB issued a complaint on her behalf....

 2020-12-04 19:27 

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The artisanal Crocs have landed...

Creators on Instagram are promoting their latest items: handmade Jibbitz, or charms, for Crocs. The shoes are trendy, likely due to a surge in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-12-04 17:55 

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Metal Gear Solid movie to star Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake...

Sony's upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation will star Oscar Isaac as protagonist Solid Snake, according to Deadline. Isaac played Resistance fighter Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars film trilogy and is Duke Leto Atreides in the upcoming Dune ...

 2020-12-04 16:58 

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Epic promises more Fortnite tournaments in 2021 but no World Cup...

Epic Games has canceled the Fortnite World Cup 2021, along with all in-person competitive events, but it says online tournaments like the FNCS will continue next year....

 2020-12-04 15:35 

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YouTube hit Ryan's World comes to Roblox...

Ryan Kaji and Ryan's World are launching a space inside Roblox. The hit YouTuber has featured Roblox extensively, and Roblox has exploded in popularity in 2020....

 2020-12-04 15:30 

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Vergecast: what we learned about 2021 this week...

Verge reporter Julia Alexander joins The Vergecast to discuss WarnerMedia's decision to release all of its new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max. News editor Chaim Gartenberg explains Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888 processor for upcoming Androi...

 2020-12-04 15:06 

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Sonos One Wi-Fi speakers are $40 off today...

At Amazon, Best Buy, and Sonos, you can score a $40 discount on the Sonos One SL and Sonos One (Gen 2). It's close to the $50 price cut that both Wi-Fi speakers received for Black Friday. You can also save on HBO Max subscriptions....

 2020-12-04 15:00 

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Welcome to the new Verge Deals newsletter...

We're launching a newsletter focused on Verge-approved deals. If you want to get the week's best deals and sales on tech in your inbox each week, sign up to our new Verge Deals newsletter....

 2020-12-04 14:00 

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How Becca Farsace tests and reviews wireless earbuds...

I got my hands on seven pairs of wireless earbuds from JLab, Skullcandy, 1More, OnePlus, and JBL to see which is the best option under $100. I love my job, but what no one told me about reviewing tech is it takes time and dedication....

 2020-12-04 14:00 

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Meet the lieutenant governor pushing Democrats to get serious about weed...

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Fetterman has become the spokesman for Pennsylvania's efforts to legalize weed, both in his public statements and on his Twitter feed. But he's baffled about why neither party can get behind a real effort to legalize the drug...

 2020-12-04 13:30 

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Return to Bird World is the real soundtrack to a fake sequel to a video game that doesn't exist...

Like with the original Bird World, Leon Chang (Twitter personality @leyawn) has created a soundtrack to a video game that doesn't exist with Return to Bird World....

 2020-12-04 12:43 

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Fitbit is replacing some Sense smartwatches over ECG reading issue...

Fitbit is contacting some owners of its Sense smartwatch to offer replacements after discovering a hardware bug affecting its electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. Affected devices will show an inconclusive reading....

 2020-12-04 06:00 

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Razer's Tomahawk modular gaming PC is finally a real product...

The Tomahawk is Razer's first desktop PC, after years of the company showing off modular concepts. It's compact and convenient, but that comes at a cost....

 2020-12-04 03:00 

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Razer's new true wireless earbuds have noise cancellation and low latency for mobile games...

Razer has announced the $199.99 Hammerhead True Wireless Pro earbuds with active noise cancellation and a low-latency mode that you can use when playing popular mobile games like PUBG and Fortnite....

 2020-12-04 02:16 

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Raise your hand if 'Cash App launches a clothing line' was on your 2020 bingo card...

Cash App has launched an apparel brand called Cash, with clothing that features their branding and other money-related designs....

 2020-12-04 02:05 

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Your 7-year fear of Americans legally getting to make in-flight calls has come to an end...

In 2013, the FCC announced it would be considering a proposal to allow phone calls on flights. After seven years, it's decided that it won't, citing safety and comfort concerns....

 2020-12-04 01:53 

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You can play Cyberpunk 2077 on December 9th instead of 10th, depending where you live...

The highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is just days away from its December 10th release. But depending on where you live and what platform you're playing on, you might get to play the game a bit earlier than you might have expected....

 2020-12-04 00:44 

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God of War's Kratos is now available in Fortnite...

God of War protagonist Kratos is now available as a purchasable skin in Fortnite's item shop. Although Kratos is a Sony character, he's not exclusive to PS4 or PS5 platforms — you'll be able to buy the skin on any platform where Fortnite...

 2020-12-04 00:12 

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The Looking Glass Portrait is a cheaper holographic window to your smartphone photos and more...

Looking Glass Factory has announced a new version of its holographic display called the Looking Glass Portrait. The display can use portrait mode photos from your smartphone to create simple holographic images with a 58 degree viewing angle. The Looking G...

 2020-12-03 23:53 

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Hackers are targeting the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM finds...

Analysts with IBM Security X-Force believe nation-state actors may be behind a global phishing campaign that's targeting the COVID-19 vaccine...

 2020-12-03 22:08 

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The Wristcam is a camera for your Apple Watch...

A strap for an Apple Watch equipped with front- and rear-facing cameras is finally launching after nearly four years in development. The Wristcam, has an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot stills in 4K resolution and 1080p video and a 2-megapixel camera fo...

 2020-12-03 21:53 

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Google Podcasts now supports private RSS feeds so you can listen to the shows you pay to access...

Google Podcasts now supports private RSS feeds, meaning people who pay for access to shows will be able to listen to them in the app....

 2020-12-03 21:28 

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Leak left 243 million Brazilians' medical records and personal info ripe for the picking...

The personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians was potentially accessible for at least six months thanks to weakly encoded credentials kept in the source code of the Brazilian Ministry of Health's website. The security issue was first re...

 2020-12-03 21:07 

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The Justice Department is suing Facebook for side-stepping visa rules...

US prosecutors say Facebook violated labor law by maintaining a separate job application process for employees seeking permanent employment authorization, effectively discriminating against US workers....

 2020-12-03 20:52 

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Facebook is stepping up moderation against anti-Black hate speech...

Facebook has started weighting anti-Black hate speech on its platform as higher priority than hate speech directed at white people, men, and Americans, the company tells The Verge. The effort is part of a new hate speech project within Facebook that aims ...

 2020-12-03 20:50 

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People are putting their routers in jail to protect themselves from harmless Wi-Fi...

Thanks to conspiracy theories about allegedly harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation caused by Wi-Fi routers, some people are placing their routers in expensive and dubious Faraday cages — inadvertently knocking out their own internet in the p...

 2020-12-03 19:03 

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Developers can now sign up for Apple's reduced 15 percent App Store cut...

Developers can now apply for Apple's reduced 15 percent cut for App Store sales as part of its new small business program. The open enrollment starts today and developers have until December 18th to submit to qualify for the new rate starting January ...

 2020-12-03 18:30 

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Warner Bros. will release all of its new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max...

Warner Bros. will simultaneously debut all its 2021 films in theaters and on HBO Max in the US. That includes titles like Matrix 4, In the Heights, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Dune, and more....

 2020-12-03 18:18 

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Twitter turns off threaded replies because they made conversations hard to read...

Twitter has been experimenting with threaded replies for some time as a way to potentially make replies easier to read and follow. But the company has decided to end those experiments because of user feedback. Twitter is also shutting down its experimenta...

 2020-12-03 18:11 

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Google fires prominent AI ethicist Timnit Gebru...

Timnit Gebru was technical co-lead of Google's Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team. She says Google managers fired her over an email she'd sent to colleagues....

 2020-12-03 18:06 

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Facebook will remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation...

Facebook has updated its COVID-19 misinformation policy and will be removing posts that contain false claims about COVID-19 vaccines. Experts worry Facebook and other platforms are too late to address the damage of misinformation....

 2020-12-03 18:00 

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YouTube will ask commenters to rethink posting if their message seems offensive...

YouTube is trying to combat hurtful comments and other issues affecting the creator community by rolling out a number of new filtering tools and surveys to learn more about people's experiences....

 2020-12-03 17:39 

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How Microsoft crushed Slack...

When it entered the market, Slack was a scrappy, independent entry in the era of worker-centered tools. But five years after formally challenging Microsoft, the company is being acquired by Salesforce for just shy of $30 billion. Casey Newton explains how...

 2020-12-03 17:21 

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Bose 'Sport Open Earbuds' with ear hooks appear at FCC...

An unannounced set of Bose earbuds, the Sport Open Earbuds, have appeared at the FCC. Photos of the earbuds reveal an open-style design with an ear hook to keep them secure during fitness activity....

 2020-12-03 17:10 

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Amazon now lets you text Alexa on iOS to ask for things instead of only using your voice...

Amazon is testing a new Type with Alexa feature that allows users on iOS to text Amazon's virtual assistant instead of speaking requests out loud. Google Assistant and Siri already offer similar functionality....

 2020-12-03 17:00 

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Android Auto expands to dozens of countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia...

Android Auto is expanding to 36 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Google-powered vehicle operating system is effectively doubling its coverage area....

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