It was hard to escape 8K TVs this year at CES. Sony, Samsung, LG and TCL all showed off new 8K models, with the full intention of actually selling them to consumers. That’s a big shift from previous years, when it’s always seemed like some far-off technology awaiting industry support.
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This year’s Academy Award nominations went as predictably as possible, giving Netflix another run to nab some trophies this awards season after practically being shut out at the Golden Globe Awards.
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The Canon 1D X Mark III – the camera that wildlife and sports photographers have been waiting for, and that will rival the upcoming Nikon D6 just in time for the Summer Olympics. The Canon 1D X line is far out of the price range of most photographers. Yet it still inspires constant discussion.
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As Apple squares off for another encryption fight, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered mixed messages on the encryption question.
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The US Interior Department’s decision to halt a civilian drone program might not be so temporary. Financial Times sources claim the department plans to permanently end use of nearly 1,000 drones after determining there was too high a risk of the Chinese government using them for spying purposes.
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If you’re a Tesla owner, you might not have to open a window to let your intentions be known to passers-by. Elon Musk has teased plans to let Tesla cars “talk” to pedestrians through external speakers (presumably the ones added to comply with sound requirements in the EU and US).
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Huawei has just released the source code of openEuler, a Linux distribution based on CentOS. Even if Huawei doesn’t say it, the fact that the distribution is optimized for ARM and x86 makes it on paper an excellent candidate to replace Android and Windows.
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We reported in December that Microsoft has revealed that they will be pushing out the Chromium-based Edge browser to the majority of Windows 10 users. Microsoft will be pushing out the update, replacing the old Edge, to all Windows 10 users on Windows 10 RS4 (April 2018 Update) and newer.
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Microsoft is replacing its Edge browser with the updated, Chromium-based version on January 15th. Windows 10 users will be automatically transitioned over.
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Scott Derrickson’s vision for a true horror movie in the form of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness excited MCU fans. But a little over a year before the movie’s release, Derrickson is stepping down.
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The car once most synonymous with gas-guzzling excess could soon get a second lease on life as an eco-friendly electric vehicle (EV). According to the Wall Street Journal, General Motors plans to bring back the Hummer as a battery-powered pickup truck in early 2022.
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(Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog Scribalishess.) The Platinum 3776 model now comes in a wide variety of colors.
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The source of my omen for Day 12 is you, my readers. In your continued re-reading of my April 2017 post on the Grail Cross (and your silence in response to my requests for feedback!), I find a useful omen for our days ahead: we need both Grail and Cross energies.
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Microsoft released its new Windows Terminal command line app last year, and the company has been steadily improving it in Windows 10 ever since. The software maker is now preparing a new update due next week that will introduce retro-style CRT effects.
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August retrofit smart locks are popular, and for good reason. We gave multiple generations of August locks our Editors’ Choice Award for their easy installation, great app and smart home integration. One of the few downsides to the retrofit lock was its size.
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The crush at a procession honoring Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in his hometown after his killing in a U.S. airstrike also injured hundreds of people, the state news media reported. BEIRUT, Lebanon — More than three dozen people died in a stampede during the state funeral procession for Maj. Gen.
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With a presidential election campaign underway in the United States, Facebook announced Monday that it has banned manipulated videos and photos, often called deepfakes, from its platforms.
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To make an ideal personal air filter, says Mikal Peveto, you’d need a seal around your face. The head of US for Aō Air is presenting an alternative at CES: the Atmōs.
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In scientific pursuits, like the search for dark matter, researchers sometimes use high-power particle accelerators.
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