Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. 5G is here, and to be honest — I don’t get it. I lived through the 4G wars with LTE vs. WiMax, and before that, it was the bad old days of HSPA+, EV-DO and Edge… but now I can’t tell mmWave from mid-band.
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We’ve been reviewing some of the best genre books ever written. If you haven’t been keeping up with us, here’s what you’ve missed so far: This month, we look at fantasy. We reviewed some fun sites: BestFantasyBooks.com, Paste Magazine, Unbound Worlds, Goodreads, and NerdMuch?.
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The merch machine can’t be stopped, even for coronavirus or COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Coronavirus merch has arrived, and it’s somehow worse than I anticipated.
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A visit to New Orleans Louisiana for Mardi Gras 2020 on Fat Tuesday . My first time every attending the event attempting to catch beads and coconuts .
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The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine four mobile phone carriers a total of $200 million for making consumers’ real-time location data available to third parties, Reuters reported Thursday.
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Samsung has something to prove. That’s the most obvious feeling you get when using the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which will be available in March starting at $1,399.99. If there ever was an embodiment of the chip on a tech company’s shoulder, this behemoth of a phone is it.
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Raspberry Pi is celebrating its eighth birthday, and it’s come a long way in those eight years. Since launching its very first computer back in 2012, the company has sold more than 30 million units.
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Google is opening up its web-based version of Earth to browsers like Firefox, Edge, and Opera today. The search giant originally launched Google Earth on the web back in 2017, and axed its desktop apps at the same time.
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Samsung has responded to some issues that early reviewers have found with the camera system on the new Galaxy S20 Ultra. The company says it’s working on an update to improve the camera, though it doesn’t acknowledge any specific problem or confirm when the fixes will be available.
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Vice President Mike Pence will take charge of the US response to the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump announced today. “Mike is not a czar,” Trump said. “I don’t view Mike as a czar.” Pence is not a public health expert, either.
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Two commercial satellites have docked in orbit as part of a pioneering satellite-servicing mission. If the rest of the mission is successful, it should give an ailing communications satellite a new lease on life, and it could kickstart an industry that keeps space junk from clogging the skies.
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GOG is simplifying its refund process, making it easier to get your money back if you don’t like a game you recently purchased. Moving forward, you have up to 30 days to refund any game, including ones you’ve already installed and played.
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Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US, the company has announced.
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The Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million high-res images from its massive collection into the public domain, putting them online for anyone to use and download for free.
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Were you one of the thousands of Samsung Galaxy owners that received a strange notification from Samsung’s Find My Mobile app last week? Your personal data may have been compromised, according to a statement from Samsung.
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Earlier this month, the BBC officially announced that Tom Hardy’s Victorian crime caper Taboo would be coming back for a second series, which means more James Delaney, more of his grimy cohorts from the league of the damned, and even more grunting.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a824328/taboo-season-2-release-date-tom-hardy-episodes-cast-plot/
Honor has announced that its first 5G phone, the Honor View 30 Pro, will be launching worldwide during a live stream earlier today. Powered by a Kirin 990 5G chipset, the phone has a 6.7-inch 1080p display with a hole-punch selfie camera and a 4,100mAh battery.
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Microsoft is revealing more specifications about its next-generation Xbox Series X hardware today. The biggest new confirmation is that the Xbox Series X will include 12 teraflops of GPU performance, twice what’s available in the Xbox One X and eight times the original Xbox One.
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If you’re an avid coffee drinker and you’re toying with the idea of a zero-waste (or lower-waste) lifestyle, your first step should be bringing your own thermos or mug to your local java spot.
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There are quite a few apps for customizing Android’s navigation bar and gestures, like Gesture Plus and the aptly-named Custom Navigation Bar.
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