Future Windows 10 update will soften the blow of Spectre patches

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Future Windows 10 update will soften the blow of Spectre patches Edgar Alvarez/Engadget Like with other companies, Microsoft’s Spectre and Meltdown security fixes introduced a performance hit — it mostly affected servers, but it was there. Thankfully, that blow shouldn’t be quite…

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OnePlus will release one of the first 5G smartphones

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OnePlus will release one of the first 5G smartphones Richard Lai/Engadget Shortly after Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon told us to expect at least two 5G flagship smartphones next year, you kind of know what to expect when OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei joined…

Google will fix its Camera bug that fails to save photos

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Google will fix its Camera bug that fails to save photos Now that Google’s Pixel 3 phones have arrived people are finding the good and bad of the various software-enhanced features. One issue some have noticed — across a range of devices…

Qualcomm is expecting at least two 5G flagship smartphones in 2019

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Qualcomm is expecting at least two 5G flagship smartphones in 2019 Richard Lai/Engadget If you’ve been wondering when to expect the first 5G smartphone on the market, there’s now a somewhat official answer from none other than Qualcomm. Speaking at the 4G/5G…

Qualcomm wants to help build more Alexa-powered Bluetooth earbuds

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Qualcomm wants to help build more Alexa-powered Bluetooth earbuds Qualcomm When it comes to adding a voice assistant to a speaker or a pair of headphones, Amazon’s Alexa has become the default choice for many OEMs, likely due to the openness and…

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 rides the multi-camera and gaming trend

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 rides the multi-camera and gaming trend Qualcomm It’s only been almost a quarter since Qualcomm launched its Snapdragon 670 mid-range chipset, but today, the company is already bringing out a slightly beefier Snapdragon 675, which is clearly designed with…

What’s on TV: ‘RDR 2,’ Hasan Minhaj, ‘Sabrina’ and ‘Channel Zero’

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What’s on TV: ‘RDR 2,’ Hasan Minhaj, ‘Sabrina’ and ‘Channel Zero’ After a long wait, Rockstar Games is delivering Red Dead Redemption 2 later this week — prepare your hard drives. On Netflix streaming, there’s the premiere of Hasan Minhaj’s new weekly…

US DOT tells self-driving shuttle company to stop transporting kids

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US DOT tells self-driving shuttle company to stop transporting kids Transdev Sorry kids, neither you nor robots can be trusted. The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has told Transdev North America to stop hauling children around in…

Mystery of how black widow spiders create steel-strength silk webs further unravelled: ‘Modified micelle theory’ may allow scientists to create equally strong synthetic materials

Mystery of how black widow spiders create steel-strength silk webs further unravelled: ‘Modified micelle theory’ may allow scientists to create equally strong synthetic materials

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Mystery of how black widow spiders create steel-strength silk webs further unravelled: ‘Modified micelle theory’ may allow scientists to create equally strong synthetic materials Researchers at Northwestern University and San Diego State University (SDSU) have better unraveled the complex process of how…

Report says NASA lost historical artifacts due to lax procedures

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Report says NASA lost historical artifacts due to lax procedures AP Photo/Richard Drew NASA’s Office of Inspector General has released a new report detailing shortcomings in how the agency manages its historical items, The Verge reports. Over the years, NASA has apparently…

NBC Sports adds ‘Snow Pass’ to its hyper-specific streaming options

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NBC Sports adds ‘Snow Pass’ to its hyper-specific streaming options SIPA USA/PA Images NBC Sports announced “Snow Pass” today, which is the latest in hyper-specific sports streaming packages on NBC Sports Gold. Snow Pass includes over 700 hours of live coverage for…

Ford is the first company to test self-driving cars in Washington, DC

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Ford is the first company to test self-driving cars in Washington, DC Ford Washington, DC has taken some steps to govern self-driving cars, but now it’s finally going to see those cars in action. Ford and its partner Argo AI have unveiled…

Intellivision’s Amico is the latest retro console revival

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Intellivision’s Amico is the latest retro console revival Intellivision Intellivision, the video game maker that didn’t survive the ’80s, is back and ready to build something new on top of gaming nostalgia. After teasing the idea earlier this year, the company has…

Uber’s drone-based food delivery could begin in 2021

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Uber’s drone-based food delivery could begin in 2021 At this year’s Uber Elevate Summit in May, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi discussed the possibility of a drone-based food delivery service. Now, it looks like a job posting has hinted that the company is looking…

Cryptocurrency funds still have questions about controversial Bitfinex and Tether

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Cryptocurrency funds still have questions about controversial Bitfinex and Tether Cryptocurrency firms Tether and Bitfinex continue to face scrutiny from investors after a so-called stablecoin proved less than stable earlier this month. Tether, the company that issues the U.S. dollar-denominated stablecoin, which…