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AT&T’s fake 5G icon is now the subject of a Sprint lawsuit

Back in December, AT&T started rolling out “5G E” branding to some of the phones on its network. 5G E, as AT&T claims, stands for “5G Evolution,” or the precursor to the nationwide 5G networks carriers are beginning to build out. There’s just one problem: AT&T doesn’t offer phones that support 5G yet, and what it brands as “5G E” … Continue reading

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2019 iPhone XI changes: Less slippery coating, new front tweaks

Let me tell you how important it is to me that my smartphone is not slippery. Every single time I’ve reviewed a phone in the past almost-decade I mentioned the slippery nature of the phone where applicable. Now, with the 2019 iPhone, maybe called iPhone XI, iPhone 11, there’s a rumor that Apple may have addressed this situation between generations.

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Bugatti Chiron ‘110 Ans’ special edition marks anniversary, limited to 20 models

Bugatti’s Chiron remains just as impressive today as when it first debuted in 2016.

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Scientists discover new type of magnet with potential to improve data storage tech

A team of physicists from New York University have discovered a brand-new type of magnet that differs from any other known to exist. Called a “singlet-based magnet,” it was found within a compound of uranium and antimony known as USb2, and because it can change between magnetized and unmagnetized states quickly and easily, it has the potential to improve data … Continue reading

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Anthem 4K launch trailer gives Iron Man hat tip with Ozzy

There’s a new Anthem trailer out there today, the big one, the launch trailer, the one with Ozzy in it. The Ozzy is subtle, and it’s not strictly Iron Man, exactly, but it’s close enough.

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NASA begins search for partners to help land astronauts on the Moon

NASA is taking the next big step toward eventually putting astronauts back on the Moon. The space agency is seeking US-based partners to develop reusable systems for landing astronauts on the Moon, and it will support studies and related work on developing these technologies. NASA published a formal request for proposals yesterday and will be accepting them through March 25

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Japan nears e-waste goal for making Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals

Japan has nearly hit its goal for collecting e-waste that will be used to create the 2020 Tokyo Olympics medals, officials have announced. The nation announced plans to make the medals primarily from metal harvested from old smartphones and other gadgets back in early 2017.

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Steam Awards winners for 2018 revealed with few surprises

At the tail end of last year, during its annual Winter Sale, Steam had its users vote on the best games of 2018.

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Futuristic fabric automatically adjusts in warm and cool temperatures

Researchers with the University of Maryland have created a smart fabric that can automatically adjust its thermal properties to keep the wearer warm or cool based on the present conditions. In the summer when the conditions are warm and humid, for example, the fabric adjusts so that infrared radiation can pass through, helping keep the wearer cool

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New Subaru Outback is on the way, but not until later this year

Earlier this week, Subaru unveiled the new 2020 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show. An all new generation model, the carmaker’s iconic sedan gets a new design for the inside and out, along with refined features and improved technology. Some Subaru fans might be wondering where the company’s other staple vehicle — the Outback — is, and fortunately they’ve confirmed … Continue reading

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