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New Tech Vetting Law in SF Could Fuel 2019-10-17 13:11:57San Francisco officials want to get ahead of the emerging technology curve by prequalifying and regulating startup tech proposals before products beco

'Serious' Linux Sudo Bug's Damage Potential Actually May 2019-10-16 13:09:33Developers have patched a vulnerability in Sudo, a core command utility for Linux, that could allow a user to execute commands as a root user even if

Google Rolls Out Pixel 4 Phone, Pixelbook, Nest 2019-10-16 07:00:00A new flagship smartphone, a slick refresh of Pixelbook Go, some home gadget improvements and a revamp of its wireless earbuds highlighted Google's a

Safari's Safe Browsing Option Raises Privacy Concerns 2019-10-15 06:02:22An option in Apple's Safari browser that's supposed to protect Web surfers from malicious sites has raised privacy concerns in some quarters. The op

Virtual Pets, Virtual People and Virtual Immortality 2019-10-14 13:31:46One of the interesting and somewhat underappreciated aspects of the recent Qualcomm wireless event is that 5G will make realistic AR avatars possible.

Setting Up Roadblocks to Social Engineering 2019-10-11 06:06:05Since the dawn of the Internet age, criminals have looked for ways to profit on unsuspecting people while they browse the Web. Viruses, malware and ot

Austrumi Linux Has Great Potential if You Speak 2019-10-10 14:55:25Austrumi Linux is an unusual distribution. With a little more polish, it could be a good tool for running Linux on any computer you touch without chan

Stop Cyberattacks in Their Tracks: Secure IT 2019-10-10 05:40:23Stopping cyberattacks requires diligent behavior. One of the themes of this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM, is that all com

Apple Touts Games, Music, TV in macOS Catalina 2019-10-09 05:47:53New versions of operating systems are usually about slick interfaces and improved performance, but that's not what Apple was flogging about macOS Cat

Devs Engage in Soul-Searching on Future of Open 2019-10-08 14:26:51Two things to avoid in online discussions are politics and religion. Open source technology may be an explosive third topic that software developers s

Sonos Launches Rent-a-Speaker Pilot Program 2019-10-08 06:15:52Subscription models have taken hold in everything from software to smartphones, and now Sonos is testing the idea in the premium wireless speaker mark

Ballmer's Vindication: Microsoft Launches 5 Apple-Killer Surface Products 2019-10-07 14:06:48One of the last major initiatives former CEO Steve Ballmer launched before he left Microsoft was its Surface effort. It was designed to address the co


Surface Laptop 3 review: AMD Ryzen makes a New! 2019-10-21 09:00:00Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 feels fresh again, after two successive generations of relatively stagnant designs. Those eager for a larger comput

Pixel 4 vs every other Pixel: The newest New! 2019-10-21 06:45:00The Pixel 4 is set to go on sale this week, and if you buy one, you’ll be sure to get the Pixel with the best processor, camera, and Assistant f

Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the New! 2019-10-21 06:00:00Cord-cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ New! 2019-10-21 06:00:00With a near “all-screen” design that barely has a bezel, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of the prettiest phones we’ve ever seen,

Roku Smart Soundbar review: Easy controls make a New! 2019-10-21 06:00:00Roku's streaming TV soundbar doesn't win on audio quality or extensibility, but its speech enhancements really come in handy.

Surviving the Aftermath hands-on: It's the end of 2019-10-19 08:06:00Farewell, the optimism of humanity overcoming our baser instincts and traveling to the stars. Farewell even to the optimism of an eccentric billionair

PDXCON 2019: Paradox reveals Crusader Kings III, Surviving 2019-10-19 05:02:00The king is dead. Long live the king. Paradox unveiled plenty of projects at the 2019 iteration of its annual PDXCon fan gathering, but none loom larg

This week in games: Internet Archive adds 2,500 2019-10-18 15:10:00Spring 2020 is incredibly crowded, but it got a bit less so this week as Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 slips its release date. Am

Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the 2019-10-18 14:01:00Not sure if you should buy AirPods or some AirPods alternatives? We break down the best earbuds without wires, whether you're looking for top sound q

The Full Nerd ep. 111: Ryzen 7 3750X 2019-10-18 13:34:00In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dive into the future, digging deep into rumors wh

Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability 2019-10-18 12:00:00Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport fil

Astro A50 (2019) review: Convenience costs money 2019-10-18 10:30:00Last month we took a look at Astro’s A40 TR, the latest redesign of its venerable wired headset. And that can only mean one thing: A redesigned


Disney’s The Mandalorian schedule leaks ahead of Disney+ 2019-10-20 12:34:21Star Wars fans are in for a big treat when Disney Plus launches in mid-November. Disney is planning to kick things off with an original in the science

Intermittent fasting may ‘significantly’ boost exercise motivation 2019-10-20 10:44:28In addition to its other potential health benefits, intermittent fasting may cause hormone changes that boost one’s motivation to exercise. The

Fortnite dumpster hiding bug catapults players to their 2019-10-20 09:06:25If you’re playing Fortnite this weekend, beware of a newly discovered bug that is turning dumpsters into deadly destinations for some players. A

Twitch’s new Watch Parties test taps Prime Video 2019-10-20 07:15:49Streaming platform Twitch is testing a new feature called ‘Watch Parties’ that allows streamers to watch movies from Prime Video with view

Reasons why Nintendo Switch worked but PlayStation Vita 2019-10-19 19:36:35Here are two great handheld gaming consoles. One is currently taking the gaming world by storm; The other has faded out of production with a whimper.

Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports 2019-10-19 12:30:29Verizon Wireless has announced that its 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live in three big sports and entertainment arenas in Denver, San Francisco, a

HTC Exodus 1s brings full bitcoin node support 2019-10-19 10:45:02Following a teaser about it earlier this year, HTC has officially released its new Exodus 1s, a smartphone it claims can run a full Bitcoin node. The

Call of Duty: Mobile gets Halloween event and 2019-10-19 09:01:29Weeks after its release, Call of Duty: Mobile has been updated with a new Halloween mode that includes themed cosmetics and a restyled Standoff map th

Netflix pauses Cowboy Bebop production after star suffers 2019-10-19 07:15:53Netflix has temporarily suspended production of its Cowboy Bebop original after its lead actor John Cho suffered a knee injury on set. Reports of the

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville arrives on 2019-10-18 20:27:36Following weeks of testing, Electronic Arts has officially taken the wraps off Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. The game follows the seco

Three-hour Disney Plus trailer packs almost every show 2019-10-18 19:25:53Disney is making a strong point about the vast size of its Disney Plus (“Disney+”) content library by publishing a new video trailer. Unli

Alphabet’s Wing starts delivering packages with drones in 2019-10-18 18:22:20Following news about its plans, Alphabet’s Wing has started delivering small packages to people in Virginia using drones. The deliveries are mad


Pennsylvania debating $250 annual electric vehicle tax 2019-10-19 15:35:50 Pennsylvania state legislators want to slap electric vehicle owners with a $250 annual tax. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Mike Carroll, who r

Tesla Model Y: beautiful new bright red prototype 2019-10-19 12:45:33 Tesla is rolling out more Model Y prototypes for testing and we are getting to see the new electric crossover in new colors, including now a beautifu

Climate Crisis Weekly: Climate crisis protest ban — 2019-10-19 09:00:37 Climate crisis protests in London: Extinction Rebellion, bans, and broccoli. Italy and Croatia team up to replenish the Adriatic Sea’s sufferin

Tesla vandal turns himself in after seeing Sentry 2019-10-19 07:14:39 Another Tesla vandal has turned himself in after a Sentry Mode video of the act of vandalism went viral online. He said that it was ‘stupid&rsq

Revolt’s 53 MPH (85 km/h) budget electric motorcycle 2019-10-19 04:37:57 The Revolt RV400 electric motorcycle was unveiled earlier this summer and was subsequently slammed with huge demand. more… Subscribe to Elect

Strong wind power in the US Midwest today 2019-10-18 16:50:46 The Plains states are seeing strong, steady winds today that are keeping the wind turbines turning, so wholesale power prices have fallen below zero.

EGEB: The Guardian makes net zero emissions pledge, 2019-10-18 16:00:07 In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The Guardian is the first major news outlet to become a B corporation, pledges to reach net zero

[Update: Resumed] Harley-Davidson ‘temporarily’ pauses LiveWire electric motorcycle 2019-10-18 14:00:13 Harley-Davidson appears to have found some type of issue with the LiveWire, so the company has halted production of the electric motorcycle while it

Honeywell’s 7-day Programmable Thermostat hits new low at 2019-10-18 13:23:46 Amazon offers the Honeywell 7-day Programmable Thermostat for $39 shipped. You’d typically pay upwards of $60 for this thermostat, which i

Podcast: Tesla Cybertruck, Model 3 changes, Volvo XC40 2019-10-18 11:49:25 This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more hype around

Tesla pushes Model 3 delivery time in US 2019-10-18 11:15:59 Tesla is pushing the delivery times for the Model 3 in the US as demand is surging in Europe and other markets. more… Subscribe to Electrek on

What exactly is the Green New Deal, anyway? 2019-10-18 09:49:58 The Green New Deal is a major talking point when it comes to green energy and the climate crisis. But if someone asked you to explain exactly what it