Apple’s $129 MagSafe Duo charger is now available
Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger is now on sale online, after initially having been announced without a release date as part of this year’s iPhone launch. The $129 folding accessory includes a magnetic wireless charging puck for the iPhone 12 as well as an Apple Watch charger.
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will be HBO Max’s first 4K movie
When Wonder Woman 1984 comes out on December 25th, it will be the first film to stream in 4K on HBO Max, director Patty Jenkins announced on Twitter. Provided you have the proper hardware, you’ll also have the chance to watch the movie with support for HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
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Thousands of unsecured medical records were exposed online
Thousands of medical records for US patients, some of whom are children, were exposed in yet another lapse in health data security.
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Evernote’s major redesign is rolling out on Android
Evernote’s major redesign is now rolling out on Android, following its arrival on iPhone, iPad, Windows and MacOS. The latest version includes an overhauled note editor, with a revamped formatting toolbar and streamlined font selection.
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor will power the Android flagships of 2021
Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 888 at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, offering a first look at its next-generation flagship smartphone processor. The 888 will power the next wave of 2021 Android flagships from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, and more.
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Sony Announces “Visual Story” A New iOS App For Professional Wedding & Event Photographers
SAN DIEGO – December 1, 2020 – Today, Sony Electronics announced “Visual Story” – a new application for wedding and event photographers that simplifies gallery creation, cloud storage and web delivery 2.
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Samsung rumored to discontinue Galaxy Note line, add stylus support to 2021 Galaxy S and Z Fold
Samsung will reportedly discontinue its Galaxy Note phone line in 2021, according to Reuters, as the company contends with falling demand for pricey smartphones caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapses as engineers feared
The massive Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed in on itself overnight. The catastrophic failure had been predicted by engineers after the telescope suffered two major cable malfunctions over the last couple of months, risking the integrity of the observatory’s entire structure.
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World AIDS Day Is a Grim Reminder That We Have Many Pandemics Going On
In 2019, according to UNAIDS, an estimated 38 million people were living with HIV globally and “around 690,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses worldwide.
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Japan’s October Sales Numbers Released: Sony Overtakes Canon
October sales ranking from the six leading dealers in Japan has been released by Phileweb showing the Sony a7S III outsold both the Canon EOS R5 and R6 last month, but Canon still beat out Nikon in the DSLR category.
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Maserati says all of its cars will be hybrid or fully electric in five years
Over the next five years, Maserati plans to electrify its entire lineup — but, as Electrek points out, don’t expect to see the automaker announce a flood of battery-electric models just yet.
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This Guy Watercooled His Canon R5 and Unlocked Unlimited 8K
The Canon R5’s overheating time limit has been the subject of much discussion and controversy. Regardless of how or why the overheating happens, Matthew Perks over at DIY Perks has come up with an unusual mod that actually works to fix it: he watercooled his camera.
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iPhone 12 Pro Max camera: Why this pro photographer is super excited
As a professional photographer, I’ve been blown away by how the iPhone 11 Pro has been able to replace my DSLR on photo shoots.
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Darth Vader actor David Prowse has died at 85
David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, has died, the Associated Press reported. He was 85. George Lucas asked Prowse to audition for Star Wars after seeing the 6-foot-6 actor in the 1971 Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange.
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Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space
People are more likely to develop health issues with extended time in space, such as cardiovascular and sleep disruptions. But why? Scientists might have an idea. They’ve published research indicating that mitochondria, the energy-producing “powerhouses” of cells, may play a key role.
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Review: Sony A7R IV (The Pound for Pound Resolution King)
Earlier this summer, Sony announced its latest high-resolution flagship Full Frame Mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R IV, which was met with an overwhelmingly positive reception. At the heart of the Sony A7R IV is its brand new, 61MP, backside-illuminated sensor.
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Jaw-dropping visions in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards
Inarguably one of the most spectacular photo contests around, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year has again delivered a truly awe-inspiring selection of highlights in its seventh year.
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400 years on, the Pilgrims get a reality check
The good people of Plymouth, Massachusetts, had big plans for 2020, the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in New England.
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Scientists find neutrinos from star fusion for the first time
Researchers have effectively confirmed one of the most important theories in star physics. NBC News reports that a team at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics has detected neutrinos traced back to star fusion for the first time.
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Germany’s national rail operator will experiment with hydrogen trains
Germany’s national rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced that it’s developing a hydrogen-powered train with an eye to replacing diesel trains, CNBC has reported.
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