A Vast Web of Vengeance
Guy Babcock vividly remembers the chilly Saturday evening when he discovered the stain on his family. It was September 2018. He, his wife and their young son had just returned to their home in Beckley, an English village outside of Oxford. Mr.
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Sony Announces the a1, Its Best Mirrorless Camera to Date
Sony has announced its latest full-frame mirrorless offering, the Alpha 1.
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Subway is SUED after tuna salad is ‘revealed to be anything but tuna’ and ‘isn’t even FISH’
If you bought a tuna sandwich from a Subway restaurant recently, chances are you may have eaten something that was ‘made from anything but tuna,’ two Bay Area customers allege.
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Sony Alpha 1 mirrorless camera with 50 MP sensor, support for 8K recording and more launched
Sony has unveiled a new full-frame camera under its Alpha camera series called the Sony Alpha 1. Sony claims it is the fastest high-resolution camera that comes with a 50 MP sensor, capable of shooting 30 images per second. The camera can also shoot 8K videos at 30fps.
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Baidu secures license for full driverless road tests in California
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted Baidu permission to test its autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel. It’s had authority to test its vehicles in California since 2016, but up until now, it could only do so with a backup driver.
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WhatsApp now requires biometric authentication for PC and web access
You’ll now have to confirm your identity using your biometric information to link a WhatsApp account to the PC or the web.
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Samsung’s profits rose in 2020 despite the pandemic
Samsung Electronics has reported its fourth-quarter earnings, confirming that the company made more money in 2020 than the year before despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating profit was up to 35.99 trillion won ($32.1 billion) off 236.81 trillion won ($211.
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Apple surpasses $100 billion in quarterly revenue for first time in its history
Apple today reported its fiscal Q1 2021 earnings, which cover the final calendar quarter of 2020 and the holiday sales season. That means this is the first time we’re getting a real indication of how the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are faring with consumers.
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Instagram made a richer story interface for desktops
Instagram is making its Stories feature more complete on the desktop. In a small interface refresh today, the company is updating its Stories feature so that it opens up to show a carousel of videos, which previews what’s cued up next and the content that just played.
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EU group calls for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift investigation
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is calling on the European Commission to investigate Nintendo Joy-Con drift complaints.
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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ makes its HBO Max debut on March 31st
When WarnerMedia announced plans to premiere its 2021 slate of movies in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time, some of the companies and big names involved in making those movies were immediately outraged. Legendary Pictures co-financed Dune and Godzilla vs.
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DJI is now selling a warranty to replace your drone if it flies away
DJI is now offering flyaway coverage for its Mini 2 and Mavic Air 2 drones, should they develop a mind of their own and take off. The cost of replacing the escaped drone is $225 for the Mini, and $399 for the Mavic, which is on top of the price of DJI’s Care Refresh extended warranty.
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The new iPhone update fixes security bugs, so it’s best to install it ASAP
Apple just released iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4, and the update notes contain some worrying language (via TechCrunch).
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HomePod mini update adds UWB-enhanced handoff features
Back when it announced the HomePod mini last year, Apple said it was working on a feature that would allow you to seamlessly transfer music, calls and podcasts between your iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 and the smart speaker. With the arrival of iOS 14.
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Nvidia is making buying a gaming laptop more confusing
Gaming laptops that have Nvidia’s powerful RTX 30-series graphics chips inside are now shipping.
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The HomePod mini finally adds its long-promised ultra-wideband handoff feature
Apple has officially released iOS 14.4 and a matching update for its HomePod mini speaker, adding the long-promised ultra-wideband (UWB) handoff feature that will allow newer iPhones to more seamlessly transfer music, calls, and podcasts between the two devices.
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‘The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’ is delayed to 2022
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was supposed to arrive this year, but its journey to your screens will take unexpectedly longer. Developer Daedalic announced that it will release the game in 2022 on PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
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Earth Day Summit Will Mark U.S. Return to Global Climate Talks
President Biden plans to host a high-level Earth Day summit, delivering on a campaign pledge and challenging his climate policy team to ready ambitious and credible commitments that can stand up to global scrutiny.
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Sony’s A1 is a $6,500 50MP camera that shoots 30fps bursts and 8K video
Sony has just dropped a bomb on the camera world with the launch of the A1, its new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera with some breakthrough features.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ next big event is a carnival
The next in-game event for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will bring a little more color to your island. Today, Nintendo revealed its next big update, the highlight of which is Festivale, a carnival-like event that will take place on February 15th. Here’s how Nintendo describes it:
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