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HyperloopTT begins construction of first full-scale system

Elon Musk may have his Boring ambitions, but others are eying a different solution to the transportation problem. Instead of simply building high-speed highways underground, hyperloops instead try to reduce vehicular congestion and travel time with fast-moving capsules. HyperloopTT one of the two biggest hyperloop companies has just proudly announced the arrival of its first tubes in France where it … Continue reading

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Thousands of Android apps violate child privacy, says study

Just like with fake news, Facebook’s actions, or inactions, are sending ripples throughout the tech industry. Data privacy has become a hot topic again and people are putting more and more services under a microscope

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Nintendo’s next big multi-screen idea is infinitely flexible

Nintendo may be riding high on Switch success right now, but if its new multi-screen game system patent is anything to go by, it could have even more outlandish designs in the pipeline. The console-maker has always been eager to push the limits of device design, after all: witness not only the Switch, with its docking station for both handheld … Continue reading

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Apple begins free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 with swollen batteries

Owners of an Apple Watch Series 2 that’s experiencing power issues or, even worse, a swollen battery will want to take notice: This week Apple began a new service policy that offers free repairs, assuming the device meets certain criteria. Fortunately those criteria are mainly that the Apple Watch be a 42mm Series 2 model.

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Credit card signature phase-out: 5 things to know

Credit card signatures in the US are finally set to retire, with the card networks putting their foot down over chip-enabled payments. While credit cards with embedded security chips – also known as EMV cards – have become commonplace, the need to still sign a paper slip or a touchscreen was a hangover from the old days of magnetic strip … Continue reading

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Fortnite freebies say sorry for hit game’s downtime

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard about Fortnite‘s incredibly long period of emergency downtime that began Wednesday evening and lasted into yesterday afternoon. By the time the servers came back up, Epic had been experiencing Fortnite server issues for nearly 24 hours, resulting in a lengthy maintenance period that made the game inaccessible for everyone. … Continue reading

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A cheaper Apple HomePod won’t help, analyst predicts

The pessimism around Apple HomePod continues to mount, with suggestions that the smart speaker could only sell a small fraction of the total amount predicted for 2018. The Siri-powered speaker launched earlier this year to no shortage of fanfare from Apple, promising the slickest way to consume Apple Music as well as smart home and iPhone integration. However, the reality … Continue reading

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Facebook’s fate is skepticism even when it’s innocent

A new leak on how Facebook uses AI to predict users most susceptible to advertising has thrown trust in the social network back into the spotlight. The company has not been shy in discussing its work on artificial intelligence, which it uses in numerous ways to filter what it believes its users will be most interested in – and will … Continue reading

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Android Auto Wireless goes live – but there’s a catch

Android Auto Wireless support has quietly been enabled, with Google now allowing Pixel and Nexus phones to cut the cord with compatible in-car infotainment systems. The update means that you’ll no longer need to plug your smartphone in with a cable in order to see Android’s car-specific, safer-to-use interface on the dashboard. Android Auto was launched back in March 2015, … Continue reading

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Sea of Thieves content updates release schedule and more detailed

Sea of Thieves, for as cool as sailing around with your friends is, has something of a content problem. Though the basis of great game seems to be in place, right now, it can feel like there isn’t all that much to do.

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