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Former refugee's new video game promotes peace

A new video game that premiered Thursday may be like none you have ever seen. Perhaps because its developer Lual Mayen faced challenges few of us will ever experience. Jan Crawford reports.
CBS News - Published

Broadcom's full-year forecast fails to impress Wall Street, shares down

Broadcom Inc's fourth-quarter earnings beat Street estimates on Thursday, but investors were put off by slowing growth in semiconductor business and a lukewarm revenue forecast for 2020, sending its..
Reuters - Published

15 Cool Tech Gifts for Music Lovers

15 cool tech gifts for music lovers
Gift your favorite music enthusiast turntables, headphones, and other cool gadgets. (Photo Credit: Amazon) Stuck on what to give your favorite karaoke maven or aspiring DJ for the holidays? We have..
geek.com - Published

Lyft expands rental car program in San Fran Bay Area, Los Angeles

Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc on Thursday said it is offering rental cars to a wider group of users in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Reuters - Published

U.S. regulator weighs action against Facebook over how its apps interact - report

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook Inc over concerns that how its apps interact could violate antitrust law, The Wall Street Journal..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Inexplicably, Samsung Says It Has Sold 1 Million Galaxy Folds

inexplicably, samsung says it has sold 1 million galaxy folds
Samsung talked a big game in the lead-up to the Galaxy Fold launch, hoping to build up hype for the first-of-its-kind phone. However, the original release was cancelled following some embarrassing..
ExtremeTech - Published

Broadcom full-year forecast gets a 5G boost

Broadcom Inc forecast full-year 2020 revenue above Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as the company expects to benefit from strong demand for its chips from rising 5G adoption and growth in its..
Reuters - Published

IBM Engineer Who Designed The Universal Bar Code Dies At 94

The code is now a packaging mainstay, but it probably wouldn't have worked without George Laurer.
NPR - Published

Fitbit Activity Spike Exposes Cheating Boyfriend

fitbit activity spike exposes cheating boyfriend
Photo Credit: StockSnap/Pixabay If we’re going to keep using wearable technology to quantify our bodies in increasingly creepy ways, it needs to do more than just help us stay in shape. It can’t..
geek.com - Published

Facebook pledges $130 million to content oversight board, delays naming members

Facebook said on Thursday it committed an initial $130 million to fund an independent oversight board, but said it would not announce its members this year, as originally expected.
Reuters - Published

ET Deals: Apple iPad 10.2-inch 128GB for just $329, $0.99 Amazon Smart Plug for Select Users, Inspiron 3671 only $450

et deals: apple ipad 10.2-inch 128gb for just $329, $0.99 amazon smart plug for select users, inspiron 3671 only $450
If you are still looking for that perfect gift to buy someone for Christmas, then you're in luck. Walmart is selling Apple's 2019 iPad with a $100 discount, which makes it the same price we saw on..
ExtremeTech - Published

Lyft launches rental option on app

Lyft Inc on Thursday launched a rental option on its app that will allow certain riders in San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to rent cars, the ride-hailing company said on a blog post.
Reuters - Published

‘The Witcher’ Final Trailer Teases Magic, War, and an Eerie Quest

‘the witcher’ final trailer teases magic, war, and an eerie quest
'The Witcher' premieres on Netflix on Dec. 20. (Photo Credit: Katalin Vermes / Netflix) Geralt of Rivia hates destiny, but it takes him on a magical, dark, and eerie journey in the fantasy series..
geek.com - Published

FTC issues warning for internet-connected smart toys

A new government warning highlights the risks of internet-connected smart toys including speakers, robots and educational toys. The Federal Trade Commission says these devices can expose your..
CBS News - Published

Porsche Taycan Slapped With Disappointing 201-Mile EPA Range Estimate

porsche taycan slapped with disappointing 201-mile epa range estimate
Photography: Christoph Bauer Postproduction: Wagnerchic – www.wagnerchic.com Porsche, not accustomed to being outperformed by a cheaper car, is preparing to release the all-electric Taycan in..
ExtremeTech - Published

Play These Games on Your Nintendo Switch Lite

play these games on your nintendo switch lite
Frankly, there are way too many Nintendo Switch games out there for any one person to reasonably play. Originally this story began as a usual update to our last feature on cool Nintendo […] The..
geek.com - Published

Pigeons Wearing Little Cowboy Hats Spotted in Las Vegas

pigeons wearing little cowboy hats spotted in las vegas
Have you seen Cluck Norris and Coolamity Jane? (Photo Credit: Bobby Lee / Facebook) Pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats are roaming around Las Vegas and nobody knows why the birds are all dressed up...
geek.com - Published

Amazon.com to open distribution center in Northeastern Brazil in 2020

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will open a distribution center in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, its second in Brazil, strengthening its logistics infrastructure to speed up deliveries and..
Reuters - Published

Review: ‘Mosaic’ Captures the Soul-Crushing Monotony of Modern Society

review: ‘mosaic’ captures the soul-crushing monotony of modern society
Most of us play video games to escape from our mundane lives. It’s a lot more fun shooting aliens in the face than going to work and performing the same menial tasks. You […] The post Review:..
geek.com - Published

Italian judge orders Facebook to reopen neo-fascist group's account

An Italian judge on Thursday upheld an appeal by far-right group Casapound against a decision by Facebook to close its account, deeming that the move by the social media company prevented political..
Reuters India - Published

Are ‘Matrix 4’ and ‘John Wick 4’ Secretly the Same Movie?

are ‘matrix 4’ and ‘john wick 4’ secretly the same movie?
If you thought Keanu Reeves was having a good year this year, becoming the internet’s boyfriend in action movies and rom-coms and video games, just wait until you see what happens on May 21,..
geek.com - Published

Cadillac vehicles shifting to electric from gas by 2030: executive

The head of General Motors Co's Cadillac luxury brand said on Thursday that a majority, and possibly all, of the brand's models would be electric vehicles by 2030.
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Star Wars Fans Sign Petition for Baby Yoda Emoji

thousands of star wars fans sign petition for baby yoda emoji
More than 18,000 fans have signed a petition asking Apple to add Baby Yoda as an emoji. (Photo Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd.) Baby Yoda, also known as “the Child” from The Mandalorian, is the..
geek.com - Published

Google Adds Interpreter Mode for Real-Time Translations to Assistant on Phones

google adds interpreter mode for real-time translations to assistant on phones
Google added an interesting interpreter mode to Assistant smart speakers recently, but that wasn't helpful for travel. Now, interpreter mode is available on phones, allowing you to instantly converse..
ExtremeTech - Published

Thyssenkrupp in talks with Tesla about German factory: Handelsblatt

Thyssenkrupp is hoping to win contracts for a planned factory Tesla plans to build near Berlin, a board member of the German conglomerate told a business daily.
Reuters - Published

11 Good Ideas For Board Game Movies, You’re Welcome Hollywood

11 good ideas for board game movies, you’re welcome hollywood
Although the second installment in the Jumanji series, which comes out this week, deals with an enchanted video game that sucks a quartet of kids in for a thrilling adventure, real heads remember..
geek.com - Published

Grab Parallels Desktop, WIndscribe VPN, and 11 Other Mac Apps for only $42 Today

grab parallels desktop, windscribe vpn, and 11 other mac apps for only $42 today
The 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle contains 13 apps for photo editing, finance, internet security, and more. The post Grab Parallels Desktop, WIndscribe VPN, and 11 Other Mac Apps for only $42..
ExtremeTech - Published

Carry The Nativity In Your Pocket With This Diamond-Encrusted iPhone

carry the nativity in your pocket with this diamond-encrusted iphone
Caviar's gold iPhone 11 Pro with the image of the nativity is decorated with a big diamond. (Photo Credit: Caviar) What do you get the person who has everything? Preferably not this $129,080..
geek.com - Published

Facebook delays naming oversight board members until 2020

Facebook will not announce the first members of its independent oversight board this year as it originally expected, the company said on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

‘Nancy Drew’ Season 1 Episode 9 Recap: Hidden Staircases and More Ghosts

‘nancy drew’ season 1 episode 9 recap: hidden staircases and more ghosts
Eden Summer Gilmore as Young Nancy -- Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW Nancy Drew is going into its midseason break with a surprising amount of momentum, considering the episode it had last week. You..
geek.com - Published

Shopin blockchain startup CEO pleads guilty to fraud: NY attorney general

The chief executive of Shopin has pleaded guilty to felony securities fraud in connection with an estimated $42.5 million initial coin offering by his blockchain startup, the office of New York..
Reuters - Published

Netflix to Dramatize Spotify Success Story

netflix to dramatize spotify success story
Netflix is creating a new scripted series inspired by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud's book, 'Spotify Untold.' (Photo Credit: See What's Next / Twitter) Netflix is taking the helm of a..
geek.com - Published

‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Episode 9 Recap: Satsuma, Satsuma, Satsuma

‘riverdale’ season 4 episode 9 recap: satsuma, satsuma, satsuma
Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones and KJ Apa as Archie -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW Riverdale closes out the first part of its season still riding the momentum from last week’s excellent therapy episode...
geek.com - Published

Disney Dominated Google Search in 2019

disney dominated google search in 2019
The House of Mouse and its Marvel/Pixar affiliates dominated Google searches this year. (Photo Credit: François Duhamel / Lucasfilm Ltd.) The world needs a hero. And, according to Google’s..
geek.com - Published

Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap Shows a Return to Regular Cadence Through 2029

intel’s manufacturing roadmap shows a return to regular cadence through 2029
Intel is shipping 56-core solutions now, like Cascade Lake-AP. Those didn't exist when 14nm was new. Intel's manufacturing roadmap through 2029 has been released and it shows an aggressive two-year..
ExtremeTech - Published

Greta Thunberg Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2019

greta thunberg named time magazine’s person of the year 2019
Greta Thunberg is Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2019. (Photo Credit: Clara Margais / picture alliance via Getty Images) Congratulations to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old activist named Time..
geek.com - Published

Apple's China iPhone shipments fall 35% in November: Credit Suisse

Apple Inc's iPhone shipments in China fell more than 35% in November, marking their second straight double-digit decline as sales of the cheaper iPhone 11 remained sluggish, brokerage Credit Suisse..
Reuters - Published

Facebook Will Now Use Oculus VR Data for Ads Just as Everyone Expected

facebook will now use oculus vr data for ads just as everyone expected
Facebook finally did the thing it always said it wasn't going to do. We're shocked. Shocked, we say. The post Facebook Will Now Use Oculus VR Data for Ads Just as Everyone Expected appeared first on..
ExtremeTech - Published

Hackers Openly Peddle Tools to Hack Ring Cameras

hackers openly peddle tools to hack ring cameras
After a widely-reported Ring camera hack, Motherboard investigated and found network of online ne'er-do-wells specifically targeting the company's cameras.  The post Hackers Openly Peddle Tools to..
ExtremeTech - Published

Samsung to invest an extra $8 billion in China chip plant - media

Samsung Electronics will increase investment at its chip factory in China by $8 billion to boost production of NAND flash memory chips, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Researchers criticize AI software that predicts emotions

A prominent group of researchers alarmed by the harmful social effects of artificial intelligence called Thursday for a ban on automated analysis of facial expressions in hiring and other major..
Reuters India - Published

Nokia, Daimler, others agreed to mediation to resolve licensing dispute

Nokia, German carmaker Daimler and several car parts suppliers have agreed to independent mediation to resolve their technology licensing dispute, the Finnish telecoms equipment maker said on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Darksiders Genesis Proves Google Stadia Games Are A Mess

When the official Google Staida Games lineup was announced, I was genuinely excited to see how the ‘future-tech’ of gaming might finally work. I wasn’t particularly thrilled to play old games..
Fossbytes - Published

More iOS Users Watched Pornhub Than Android In 2019: Report

The popular adult content streaming service Pornhub has released its 2019 Year In Review report. According to it, the website received a total of 42 billion visits this year. But there is something..
Fossbytes - Published

Ferrari CEO does not expect fully-electric model until after 2025

Ferrari won't have its first fully electric model ready until after 2025 as the battery technology requires more development, Chief Executive Louis Camilleri said, pushing back expectations.
Reuters - Published

10 Best iPhone Video Player Apps You Must Try In 2020

Video content has evolved over the years and is one of the major sources of entertainment these days. Gone are the days where videos were only available in 3GP and MP4; many new formats have surfaced..
Fossbytes - Published

Is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 a Step Backward for Smartphones?

is qualcomm’s snapdragon 865 a step backward for smartphones?
Could Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 actually send phones backward, as far as overall performance and battery life? It's not impossible -- but it's not a sure thing, either. It'll depend on just how much..
ExtremeTech - Published

Indian Govt Wants Companies To Stop Spying On Indians So That It Can

The new ‘Data Protection Bill’ formulated by Narendra Modi’s led BJP government seeks to snatch away privacy, anonymity, and discretion from Indian citizens and companies operating in India...
Fossbytes - Published

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