EPA tests show Tesla’s 2021 models are even tougher to beat on efficiency
Tesla’s claims of extended range on its 2021 EVs might be more than marketing bluster. As Electrek reports, the EPA has released MPGe (miles per gallon of gas equivalent) ratings showing the 2021 Model 3, X and Y variants topping the regulator’s electric car efficiency charts.
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Google will temporarily ban election ads after polls close
The presidential election is just a week away and the outcome may not be clear for a while amid an enormous surge in mail-in voting. To help reduce confusion and the spread of misinformation about the results, Google will temporarily ban all election-related ads as soon as the polls close.
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Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed again to December 10th
Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed yet again, this time until December 10th. Developer CD Projekt Red says it’s still working on a launch day patch for the game, which was previously slated for November 19th.
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Instagram extends the maximum length of Live streams to four hours
Instagram Live streams are about to get a whole lot longer. The service is extending the maximum length of a stream to four hours, up from just one hour. That could lead to longer virtual concerts and Q&As with prominent figures, along with — worryingly for some — lengthier remote classes.
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Netflix is making multiple ‘Assassin’s Creed’ shows
“Requiescat in pace.” That’s what I tell myself every night as I try to eradicate the memory of the live-action Assassin’s Creed movie. A better brain-wiping solution, perhaps, will be to watch Netflix’s newly-announced Assassin’s Creed series.
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COVID-19 Public Immunity Could Only Last a Few Months
Fewer than five percent of adults had coronavirus antibodies, scientists said in a UK study which suggests that any virus immunity would wane quite rapidly, leading to a greater risk of reinfection.
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UK to ban sale of carrier-locked phones from December 2021
The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom is banning phone carriers from selling locked handsets starting in December 2021 to make it easier for people to switch providers, the watchdog has announced.
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What’s on TV this week: ‘The Mandalorian’ is back
This week we finally get back to our Disney+ viewing with the Babysitting Baby Yoda adventure show.
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Google says all Made by Google products now use recycled materials
Last year, Google pledged that, by 2022, it would include recycled materials in all of its Made By Google products, a list that includes Pixel phones, Pixelbooks, Google Home speakers, Nest devices, and accessories like phone cases and charging stands.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/26/21534337/made-by-google-recycle-sustainable-pixel-nest
NASA confirms presence of water on sunlit surfaces of the Moon
Astronomers have been aware of water ice present on the surface of the Moon, but it had only ever been discovered in deep, perpetually shadowed impact craters at its poles.
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Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is Pandora on four wheels
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Samsung’s influential chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78
The tech industry has lost one of its most important figures. Samsung has revealed that Chairman Lee Kun-hee died on October 25th at the age of 78 after spending the past six years in hospital following a heart attack.
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Judge again blocks Trump administration push to ban WeChat in the US
A judge in California has rejected a request from the Department of Justice to reverse a previous decision allowing WeChat to remain active in US app stores.
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Here’s how Apple imagined AirTags would work one year ago
As well as letting you find lost items, Apple has considered allowing its unannounced, but heavily leaked AirTags to do everything from measuring your posture to helping your phone display information relevant to the building you’re in.
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Photography Equipment for Beginners: What to Buy When Starting Out
You’ve decided you want to get more serious about photography, move beyond just making snapshots with your cellphone, and perhaps even pursue making money from your hobby. You’re ready to start shopping for a better camera and the accessories that go with it.
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Lightroom’s enhanced color grading tools are now available
Adobe is updating Lightroom today with revamped color grading tools meant to offer more powerful and flexible ways to adjust an image’s color.
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After outcry, Microsoft presses pause on unsolicited Windows 10 web app installs
On Saturday, I pointed out how Microsoft force-restarting Windows 10 computers to install unwanted web apps was the latest proof you don’t own your own Windows PC.
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Apple should switch the iPhone to USB-C if it really wants to help the environment
If you buy an iPhone in the future, you’re not getting an included charging brick or earbuds. Apple says the reasons are environmental.
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Disney Plus has a new warning label for content with racist stereotypes
Several movies and shows on Disney+ now carry an unskippable content warning that flags racist stereotypes. “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the warning reads (via Polygon). “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.
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AMC offers private theater rentals for as little as $99
The USA’s largest cinema chain AMC is making its screens available for private hire, allowing groups of up to 20 people to watch a film on the big screen without having to share an auditorium with strangers.
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