Technology Trends

Just another day in our Sun’s crazy magnetic life

Sunspots, flares and other solar activity show the sun's wild side, but we never see the massive forces that cause them. Now, scientists from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have created a visualization of the powerful magnetic fields that cr...

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Audi’s 2019 US lineup ditches manual transmission option

If you are a fan of Audi cars and like to change your own gears, bad news for you. Audi has confirmed that the last cars offered in the US with a manual transmission option are losing that option for 2019. The refreshed 2019 Audi A4 no longer has a 6-speed manual option.

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Surface Go: what you’re really paying for

There are few things in tech history that have gone down in history to be so polarizing, like Apple’s removal of the headphone jack, the notch, and the Surface Go. Reviews are all over the place but, unsurprisingly, they can be easily grouped into the +1s and the -1s.

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Aston Martin is re-making James Bond’s DB5, spy gadgets included

Aston Martin is creating a limited edition version of the definitive James Bond car, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5. In collaboration with James Bond film producer EON Productions, the automaker will build 25 "Goldfinger DB5s," with a straight-six, 282 ho...

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LG XBOOM team adds portable Bluetooth, ThinQ smart speakers

LG is perhaps best known for smartphones, TVs, and a few home appliances. It might not exactly be that popular for speakers.

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Russia won’t replace its aging Proton rocket before 2024

Russia has been using variants of Proton rockets in its space program since 1965, and the design is showing its age. For starters, every launch is an environmental mess -- Proton uses toxic chemicals where newer rockets have moved on to cleaner fuels...

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Autonomous drones will help stop illegal fishing in Africa

Drones aren't just cracking down on land-based poaching in Africa -- ATLAN Space is launching a pilot that will use autonomous drones to report illegal fishing in the Seychelles islands. The fliers will use computer vision to identify both the nat...

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Snapchat Alpha is fast and smooth: here’s how to get it

The heat that Facebook and Twitter are getting over various issues have put social networks under a microscope.

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EU draft law would force sites to remove extremist content

The European Union is no longer convinced that self-policing is enough to purge online extremist content. The Financial Times has learned that the EU is drafting legislation to force Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other internet companies to delete m...

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Windows 10 Sticky Notes coming to Android, iOS

Despite the move to digital and the flood of digital note-taking apps, there is never a shortage of digital sticky notes on almost any platform. There is, perhaps, something to be said about colored (mostly) square notes you can place almost anywhere on your screen

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