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New YouTube Terms of Service Create Stir 2019-11-12 13:25:22Google has published changes to YouTube's Terms of Service Agreement that have stoked fears among some users. "YouTube may terminate your access, or

Tech Company Standouts for Giving Veterans Their Due 2019-11-11 13:41:39Today is Veterans Day. I got a note last week from Joe Sestak, one of the shrinking field of United States presidential candidates, reminding me that

KaOS Linux Brings Order to the Desktop 2019-11-08 13:29:41The KaOS distro is an up-and-coming Linux OS that provides one of the best integrations yet of a refreshed KDE-based computing platform. Two types of

UPS Chalks Up Another Drone Delivery First 2019-11-08 07:00:00UPS has announced the first two revenue-generating residential deliveries of prescribed medicines to consumers. Its drone delivered the prescription m

Google Pays $2.1 Billion to Get Fit(bit) 2019-11-07 07:00:00Google has inked a deal to buy wearable fitness device maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion. The acquisition will give Google an immediate leading position i

Researchers Use Lasers to Hack Smart Speakers 2019-11-06 13:42:15University researchers have discovered a way to issue unauthorized commands to digital assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, Facebook Portal and Si

Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Available as Release Candidate 2019-11-05 15:10:09Along with unveiling its new Edge browser logo, Microsoft announced the official launch date of its nearly finished Chromium-based Edge browser and ma

Adobe Max Event Highlights New iPad, iPhone Tools 2019-11-05 07:00:00New products for the iPad and iPhone headlined the opening keynote presentation at Adobe Max, the company's annual developers conference held in Los

The Truth vs. Censorship Trap 2019-11-04 13:29:59There recently has been a lot of rumbling about Twitter deciding not to take political ads, and Facebook deciding -- and this was stupid -- that it wo

Latest ExTix: Lots of Flexibility and a Few 2019-11-01 12:38:01ExTiX 19.10, released with the LXQt desktop on Oct. 23, is a customized Linux distro that leaves you wanting more but settling for less. ExTix is a li

Evidence of War Crimes Vanishing From Social Media 2019-11-01 07:00:00A controversy has erupted over YouTube's practice of taking down videos with graphically violent content, which also may be evidence of recent war cr

Are You Suffering From Technophobia? 2019-10-31 07:00:00The fear of technology has been around for as long as technology itself, and like technology itself, it is always changing. There is evidence of "tec


Twitch Studio, Twitch's easy-peasy streaming software for beginners, 2019-11-12 16:03:00Anybody can become a Twitch star, but getting set up can be complicated, especially on the PC. While console gamers can start streaming quickly, confi

Microsoft's Windows 10 November 2019 Update goes live, 2019-11-12 14:49:00Microsoft began rolling out the Windows 10 November 2019 Update to “seekers” on Tuesday, capping off a lengthy testing period on what is e

The Full Nerd special episode: AMD's Rob Hallock 2019-11-12 14:37:00In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos,  and Adam Patrick Murray are joined by AMD’s Robert Hall

Minecraft Earth goes live in preview for the 2019-11-12 14:12:00Microsoft has pushed Minecraft Earth live to iOS and Android users in the United States in early access, meaning that pretty much anyone can download

Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice 2019-11-12 13:56:00Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every se

NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, 2019-11-12 13:53:00NordVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes. Dedicated servers. Business location: Panama Number of servers: 3,000+ Number of country locations: 58 Cost: $69 (

Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious 2019-11-12 13:35:00We name the top free and paid Mac antivirus products to root out malicious software and prevent infections.

Need for Speed: Heat review: The best Need 2019-11-12 11:28:00There’s a new Need for Speed game out as of last Friday. I know, I’m as surprised as you are. I’ve seen a lot of games sent out to d

Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different 2019-11-12 09:06:00Disney+ versus Netflix: Why the two streaming services couldn't be more different

The 8 big unknowns with Disney’s streaming service 2019-11-12 09:02:00Standalone ESPN and Disney streaming services are a “strategic shift," but the details and implications are murky.

If you're not seeing the new Google Assistant 2019-11-12 06:40:00The new Google Assistant is one of the marquee features of the new Pixel 4, with a less-intrusive interface, rapid-fire responses, and smarter integra

Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15IWL review: Peppy quad-core performance, but 2019-11-12 06:34:00Those looking for solid productivity power, a roomy screen, and a comfortable keyboard should give the Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15IWL a fair shake, but mak


Ford confirms Mustang Mach-E as the name for New! 2019-11-14 08:32:57Ford has been teasing for a long time about a coming “Mustang-inspired EV,” and early next week will be the official unveiling of that ele

NASA announces SpaceX Crew Dragon completes static fire New! 2019-11-14 07:54:44NASA has announced that SpaceX has completed a series of static fire engine tests for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. These tests are in advance of an in-

Fitbit OS 4.1 update brings improved health features New! 2019-11-14 07:21:00Fitbit was one of the remaining bastions of the independent wearable market. Emphasis on “was” after it was acquired by Google (pending re

DJI mobile app will let anyone identify drones New! 2019-11-14 06:37:29Drones have become more common these days especially in the consumer market. All sorts and sizes of flying robots, controlled by phones or dedicated c

Magic Leap One plays Spotify in AR where New! 2019-11-14 01:03:07After no small amount of delays and a bigger amount of controversy, the Magic Leap One finally leaped into existence last year to bring its own versio

Apple Music Replay will remind you of your New! 2019-11-14 00:21:52It’s almost that time of the year when we take stock of the past months to see how far we’ve come along. These days, we have all these soc

Motorola Razr hands-on – Old name, brand new New! 2019-11-13 23:34:09I’m preprogrammed to have a soft spot for the new Motorola Razr, the company’s first foldable-screen phone. Like a whole lot of people &nd

Motorola Razr reborn as folding-screen Android phone New! 2019-11-13 23:15:24The Motorola Razr is back, fifteen years after the original RAZR V3, and now a modern Android smartphone with a cutting-edge foldable display. Unveile

Google Stadia details revealed in pre-launch Reddit AMA New! 2019-11-13 22:29:36In just a few days, less than a week actually, a few avid gamers will finally be able to see for themselves what all the fuss around game streaming is

Gaming legend John Carmack moving away from Oculus New! 2019-11-13 21:51:02There are few game developers who have achieved rockstar fame as much as the two Johns of the former id Software. And of the two, one is moving on fro

Google Maps and Google Translate work together to New! 2019-11-13 21:12:33Google gets a lot of flak when it comes to privacy and monopolistic practices but it remains unchallenged because of the almost indispensable services

Google Pay erases transit passes and tickets when New! 2019-11-13 20:29:13Digital wallets and mobile payment systems all promise the convenience of nothing having to worry about paper bills and plastic cards. That goes for b


EGEB: Trump’s firm loses to Scottish wind farm, New! 2019-11-13 15:10:45 In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Donald Trump’s firm will pay the Scottish government £225,000 in legal fees after it

Greenworks 10-inch 24V Cordless Electric Chainsaw $50, more 2019-11-13 13:34:36 Walmart offers the Greenworks 10-inch 24V Cordless Electric Chainsaw for $49.99 shipped. As a comparison, many retailers have it for over $100 like L

Lucid Motors finally starts construction at EV factory 2019-11-13 13:27:05 Lucid Motors is finally starting construction at its electric vehicle factory in Arizona after years of delays due to difficulties raising capital. m

IEA: Growth of SUVs kills eco-benefits from rise 2019-11-13 12:15:44 The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual report yesterday. The Paris-based intergovernmental organization points to electric vehicle

Navajo Generating Station, biggest coal plant in the 2019-11-13 09:52:26 The 2,400-MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in northeastern Arizona — the largest coal plant west of the Mississippi River — is shutting

Tesla (TSLA) surpasses Daimler in market value as 2019-11-13 09:46:07 Tesla’s (TSLA) market capitalization has now surpassed Daimler’s again as the electric automaker announces a big investment in the German

US and China agree to end Trump tariffs 2019-11-13 09:09:29 In a move that nearly the entire US electric bicycle industry is cheering, a new agreement between the US and China is set to end the electric bicycl

Tesla is upgrading its largest Supercharger station with 2019-11-13 09:04:58 Tesla’s Supercharger V3 rollout is starting to heat up with a lot of new large stations under way, and we now learn that Tesla is updating its

Tesla obtains manufacturing license for Gigafactory 3 — 2019-11-13 06:51:28 Tesla has finally obtained its manufacturing license to start production at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai — indicating that production is imminent

Horwin’s 65 mph gear-shifting electric motorcycles actually look 2019-11-13 06:12:21 Electrek caught up with Horwin at the EICMA 2019 Milan Motorcycle Show this year to check out its new line of electric motorcycles. The company debut

Tesla Semi gets a Chinese clone and ‘Cybertruck’ 2019-11-13 05:11:56 If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tesla should be flattered that Neuron EV, a Chinese-backed EV startup, copied the design of the

Tesla to focus on Model Y, batteries, and 2019-11-13 03:27:56 Tesla is going to focus on Model Y production at its newly confirmed Gigiafactory 4 to be built in the Berlin area, and they will also produce batter

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How the FCC solves consumer problems—well, it doesn’t, New! 2019-11-13 15:31:31FCC refers complaints to Internet providers, and that's about it.

Google will offer checking accounts, says it won’t New! 2019-11-13 15:10:57Checking accounts would be rich data trove Google says it will keep to itself.

Scandal of kids posing as researchers continues to 2019-11-13 12:30:25As in the US, South Korea is scrutinizing how elites get their kids into college.

Stadia launch dev: Game makers are worried “Google 2019-11-13 12:00:03Kine maker adds, “I don't even think they want to have a super-strong launch.”

Google: You can trust us with the medical 2019-11-13 09:50:14Google has 50M people's medical records but won't merge them with other Google data.

Russian man charged with running money-back-guaranteed criminal marketplace 2019-11-13 09:30:17Cardplanet offered 150,000 cards and defrauded US holders of >$20 million.

How to spot the SpaceX Starlink satellite train 2019-11-13 09:11:38Ars’ resident rocket photographer shares three tools to track Starlink satellites above.

Pokémon Sword and Shield review: A big adventure 2019-11-13 09:00:47A truly console-scale Pokémon RPG, marred by a lack of some legacy Pokémon.

This system from Garmin can land a private 2019-11-13 08:53:51Unfortunately it’s only available for two GA aircraft, and neither is exactly cheap.

Google fires staffer, suspends two others, amid rising 2019-11-13 08:38:33Workplace political battles are steadily eroding Google’s open culture.

Apple introduces a redesigned, thicker MacBook Pro 2019-11-13 08:30:29Apple also announced that the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR are coming in December.

How a turf war and a botched contract 2019-11-13 08:29:48Despite no evidence of criminal intent, Coalfire employees face charges of criminal trespass.

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