Technology Trends

JBL Link Bar pre-order starts for Android TV soundbar

Neither Google Assistant nor Android TV is exactly new. You’d see one or the other in this or that new smart product.

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Microsoft found Russian phishing sites mimicking Republican groups

Weeks after Microsoft revealed it detected Russian hackers targeting multiple 2018 campaigns (including Senator Claire McCaskill) the company is announcing it found and disabled six spoof domains created by "a group widely associated with the Russian...

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Huawei faked Nova 3 camera output with a DSLR again

The heavy emphasis placed on smartphone cameras these days are sending companies scrambling to prove theirs is the best, be it in camera hardware, AI features, or both. Huawei, who has partnered with famed camera lens maker Leica for its premium models, naturally wants to give buyers of its mid-range smartphones the same assurance

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Classic JRPGs ‘Grandia’ and ‘Grandia II’ are coming to the Switch

Two classic JRPGs are coming to the Nintendo Switch: Grandia, which first came out on the Sega Saturn in 1997 before a wider release on the original PlayStation, and its sequel Grandia II, which debuted on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. Japanese publish...

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LG TONE Platinum SE brings Google Assistant to headphone line

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from LG’s self-branded wireless audio lineup, especially its around-the-neck TONE headphones.

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Stratolaunch’s new satellite carriers include a reusable space plane

Paul Allen's Stratolaunch is only just starting to make serious progress on its massive aircraft, but it's already thinking about its future beyond that enormous machine. The company has unveiled a new family of launch vehicles that can carry a wide...

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What’s on TV: ‘Shenmue,’ ‘Follow This’ and ‘Sharp Objects’

This week the first two Shenmue games are coming back with Sega releasing remastered editions for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Netflix is premiering a new series following Buzzfeed reporters around, and HBO's acclaimed Sharp Objects will come to an end.

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Pokemon GO scans users’ files to root out rooted phones

While rooted devices may have security implications for owners themselves, they’re also seen as potential threats to one specific class of Android apps: online games. Rooted devices have the potential to install modified versions of the game that could, in theory, give players an unfair advantage.

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Steam TV goes live again to stream ‘Dota 2’ tournament

Steam TV is online again after Valve briefly pushed it live last week.

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Pixel 3 XL Black spied in Toronto with notch and two front cameras

Someone in Toronto spotted what appears to be a black Pixel 3 XL smartphone in the wilds of Canada, specifically on a train being used to send messages. The individual managed to take two clear images of the handset, including one partially of the back, revealing a notch, large chin, and single rear camera

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