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Our highest burning question about Apple’s ARM silicon
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Our highest burning question about Apple’s ARM silicon

For years, Apple has steadily revealed how the ARM-based chips in its mobile phones were catching up in performance to the beefier silicon you’d find inside a laptop or desktop — in 2018, the company claimed its new iPad Pro was faster than 92 percent of portable PCs. At some point, it seemed inevitable that…

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Basecamp’s command of Apple’s policies is already benefiting other developers
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Basecamp’s command of Apple’s policies is already benefiting other developers

A weird thing about running a tech company is that if you are very successful, at some point you will also be operating a vast quasi-legal system. Up to a certain point, one of your users complaining that they got locked out of their account is just a customer service problem. But after some threshold…

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The creators of the buzzy audio app Clubhouse made a depressingly overall mistake
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The creators of the buzzy audio app Clubhouse made a depressingly overall mistake

I. Yesterday we talked about how a recent social media conflict between journalists and the tech world might be better framed as a conflict between managers and their employees. Today I want to look at that conflict from another angle — how it played out on the buzzy, audio-only, invite-only social network Clubhouse. Like many…

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Apple doubles down on controversial choice to reject electronic mail app Hiya
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Apple doubles down on controversial choice to reject electronic mail app Hiya

Apple is standing behind its decision to reject future updates for the iOS app of new email service Hey. In a letter sent to Hey creator Basecamp and obtained by The Verge, Apple outlines the App Store rules it says the Hey app breaks and advises the company to adhere to developer guidelines if Basecamp…

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Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology
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Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology

If you’ve ever had an 18-inch satellite dish, you’ve enjoyed the work of Senator Ed Markey. Sen. Markey (D-MA) was there in 1992 as a US Representative when the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act was passed, which regulated cable service pricing, increased competition, and, in his eye, birthed the 18-inch satellite dish. He…

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All the pieces you need to movement TV
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All the pieces you need to movement TV

We live in the era of streaming entertainment, and it’s easier than ever to start watching whatever new Netflix, Prime Video, or Hulu show that your friends and co-workers are raving about. No matter if you’re looking for movies, sports, live TV, or anything else, you can probably stream it, and that’s why consumers have…

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Lenovo’s Flex 5G proves it’s too early to rob a 5G computer
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Lenovo’s Flex 5G proves it’s too early to rob a 5G computer

Lenovo’s Flex 5G has a lot to live up to as the world’s first 5G-enabled Windows 10 2-in-1 laptop. Not just that, it also needs to convince people that putting ARM-based processors in a Windows laptop is a perk, not a liability that spells incompatibility doom for those who rely on a lot of apps.…

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TikTok’s success has made it a monumental target for regulators
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TikTok’s success has made it a monumental target for regulators

I. A recurring theme of this newsletter is that I write about TikTok, make some dark prediction about its future, and then turn out to be totally wrong. In that spirit, I thought today we could look at the particularly newsy week the ByteDance-owned video app has had, and then contribute some additional speculation that…

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Evan Spiegel on maps, Minis, and the arrangement forward for Snapchat
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Evan Spiegel on maps, Minis, and the arrangement forward for Snapchat

On Thursday Snap held its second-ever partner summit as a virtual event, announcing a new suite of products and developer tools for Snapchat. The inaugural event was one of the more memorable tech productions I’ve been to — a high-energy keynote from CEO Evan Spiegel in front of giant vertical screens on a converted Hollywood…

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Quibi is flailing because nobody at Quibi understands what Quibi is
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Quibi is flailing because nobody at Quibi understands what Quibi is

After 90 days, Quibi’s free trial period has come to an end. Now, executives at the company have their biggest hurdle yet: getting people to willingly pay $5 or $8 a month for a service that most critics argue lacks exciting shows and flopped on launch. Quibi, a shortform video streaming service, is supposed to…

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Fading Gentle: the narrative of Magic Soar’s lost blended actuality magnum opus
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Fading Gentle: the narrative of Magic Soar’s lost blended actuality magnum opus

In April 2020, the weird and ambitious startup Magic Leap cut its workforce in half and delayed plans to take mixed reality glasses mainstream. The company had a wealth of ideas about how ordinary people might use its hardware, which overlays virtual images on reality. But after years of development, many were still prototypes or…

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The most productive tech presents for the July Fourth weekend
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The most productive tech presents for the July Fourth weekend

Tomorrow is July Fourth, or Independence Day if you live in the US. Like all major US holidays, there are some good sales happening on tech that are worth mentioning. We’ve listed the best ones we know about below, broken up by category. Many of them are happening through tomorrow night, so it’s best to…

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Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape is a like a flash, chaotic battle royale from the developer of The Division
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Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape is a like a flash, chaotic battle royale from the developer of The Division

Ubisoft on Thursday unveiled Hyper Scape, an all-new free-to-play battle royale (BR) shooter from the Montreal-based team behind Rainbow Six Siege that will attempt to carve out its own niche in the highly competitive genre. As first confirmed by leaks earlier this week, Hyper Scape is a much more futuristic-styled BR game set in a…

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How I hosted my first charity stream, and  host one, too
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How I hosted my first charity stream, and host one, too

Congratulations! The world is falling apart (or at least feels like it’s falling apart), and you’ve decided to do something about it. That’s a commendable urge. Here’s where I tell you that you’ve also decided to do something very hard. Hosting a charity stream (on Twitch, YouTube, or on any other platform) is much more…

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Every little thing that the vast social networks banned this week, ranked
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Every little thing that the vast social networks banned this week, ranked

Rarely do we see so many ban hammers drop over a 48-hour period as we have seen this week. The big social platforms, who were once loath to intervene in matters of political speech, are getting much more comfortable with the idea. Today let’s look at what happened and why — and, for the sake…

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Gaming can’t repair its abuse topic one particular person at a time
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Gaming can’t repair its abuse topic one particular person at a time

Over the last week, dozens of developers, journalists, and streamers have come forward on Twitter with allegations of abuse they’ve endured as part of the video game industry. Their stories span several high-profile companies and include figures in powerful positions. While the sheer number of people speaking up at once is remarkable — and concurrent…

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How activists wants to be angry by cybersecurity
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How activists wants to be angry by cybersecurity

In this week’s edition of our Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy editor Russell Brandom talk with cybersecurity expert and founder of CryptoHarlem Matt Mitchell. Mitchell has worked with activists in the US to help them better understand the tools technology offers as well as the threats it can impose. On The…

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Whisper moderation complications are taking middle stage within the presidential election marketing campaign
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Whisper moderation complications are taking middle stage within the presidential election marketing campaign

Happy Worldwide Developer Conference to those who celebrate. I spent the weekend watching three stories unfold at the intersection of social networks and politics. Let’s take them in turn. I. During the initial George Floyd protests earlier this month, a big question was whether the social networks would take action against President Trump for one…

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Data to streaming: from Disney Plus and HBO Max to NBA League Circulate and Crunchyroll
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Data to streaming: from Disney Plus and HBO Max to NBA League Circulate and Crunchyroll

There is a plethora of streaming services available for anyone with a credit card handy. Hulu and Netflix are general entertainment providers offering licensed content and originals for subscribers. Others, like anime provider Crunchyroll and NFL Sunday Ticket, are targeted at specific interests. Streaming services like Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus are flashy newcomers…

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TikTok finds among the secrets, and blind spots, of its advice algorithm
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TikTok finds among the secrets, and blind spots, of its advice algorithm

Like many social media platforms and apps, TikTok feeds are built using a recommendation algorithm that uses a number of tools and factors to personalize it for each person. Now, TikTok has published a new blog post explaining how its recommendation feed works, and it includes tips for personalizing the feed to avoid being served…

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Turning off political ads on Fb can personal unpredictable consequences
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Turning off political ads on Fb can personal unpredictable consequences

Programming note: The Interface is off on Thursday. Back on Monday. It seems hard to believe now, but there was a time when political advertising was relatively uncontroversial. Sure, individual ads regularly proved to be controversial, from the nuclear provocations of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daisy” to racist fear-mongering of George H.W. Bush’s “Willie Horton.” And…

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circulate Disney Plus
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circulate Disney Plus

The highly anticipated Disney Plus streaming service, which will likely prove as essential as Netflix to many consumers, is now available. Disney Plus combines content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic into a single streaming app. You can dig into Disney Plus’ vault of animated classics, superhero blockbusters, TV shows, and new originals,…

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How Apple is making the antitrust case in opposition to it stronger
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How Apple is making the antitrust case in opposition to it stronger

I. Say your company makes a new email platform. In 2020, that means building not just a website but also an app — several of them, actually. You’ll probably want clients for Mac and Windows, iOS and Android, the open web, and — if you’re showing off — Linux. In some of these places, like…

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Apple’s App Store polices are snide, but its interpretation and enforcement is worse
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Apple’s App Store polices are snide, but its interpretation and enforcement is worse

I started this morning all riled up and ready to write a newsletter about how Google is using its market power in one segment — Gmail — to give itself a potentially unfair advantage in another segment: video conferencing. That was the plan, but then Apple decided to use its market power in one segment…

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How Lego’s Mario devices ship the magic of Nintendo to existence
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How Lego’s Mario devices ship the magic of Nintendo to existence

Mario is making the jump from the digital worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom to a new — but fitting — collaboration with Lego that lets players build their own IRL Super Mario levels. I’ve had the chance to try out the first sets, which are a fun spin on both the classic Mario and Lego…

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Sony’s PS5 price became as soon as the utterly check yet at next-gen gaming
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Sony’s PS5 price became as soon as the utterly check yet at next-gen gaming

Ahead of the long-awaited arrival of the next generation of video game consoles, Microsoft had clearly grabbed the initiative. Its reveal of the Xbox Series X at the Game Awards came out of nowhere, and Sony’s weak response at CES a few weeks later was to show off the PS5 logo. (It’s a PS4 logo…

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The Last of Us Share II is downhearted and laborious, but that’s what makes it mountainous
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The Last of Us Share II is downhearted and laborious, but that’s what makes it mountainous

The Last of Us Part II isn’t fun. Over the game’s 20-hour runtime, I often found myself wanting to quit because the violence became unbearable. I didn’t want to bash that lunging dog with a hammer or slice at that defenseless woman with a knife. I certainly didn’t want to watch a religious zealot’s head…

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Working from dwelling, with robots
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Working from dwelling, with robots

When the pandemic stopped Sam Seifert from going into the office, he, like millions of other Americans, was forced to bring his work home with him. His work, though, wasn’t exactly suited to the domestic environment. It was big and loud. It stomped about his apartment and upset the neighbors. But that’s robots for you…

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Android eleven could well maybe be the noble texting platform in the event you utilize extra than one chat apps
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Android eleven could well maybe be the noble texting platform in the event you utilize extra than one chat apps

The official beta for the next version of Android is out now, and if you have a spare Pixel phone, I really do recommend you check it out. If you don’t, my recommendation is not to install it — betas are never a great idea on something you truly depend on, and your main phone…

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Tinder CEO Elie Seidman on discovering like for the duration of the pandemic
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Tinder CEO Elie Seidman on discovering like for the duration of the pandemic

Tinder and its parent company Match Group have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well, all things considered. User engagement is up, as is interest around new product features, like video calls. More than six years after its launch, Tinder is finally introducing a one-on-one video calling feature that it says will be heavily moderated for…

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Asus ZenBook Duo overview: two displays, too many compromises
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Asus ZenBook Duo overview: two displays, too many compromises

There is one — and only one — reason to buy the Asus ZenBook Duo. If you’ve seen a picture, you know what that reason is: there are two screens. Specifically, there’s the primary display, a 14-inch 1080p matte screen. There’s also another display, a 12.6-inch IPS panel called the ScreenPad 2.0, built into the…

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What Windows can enlighten the Mac in regards to the switch to ARM processors
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What Windows can enlighten the Mac in regards to the switch to ARM processors

We knew ARM-based Mac processors were coming, but Mark Gurman is reporting at Bloomberg that Apple will announce the transition at its online-only WWDC later this month. Back in April, I called on Apple to announce as early as possible and to provide as much detail as possible to both developers and users. The main…

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TikTok is having a monster 2020
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TikTok is having a monster 2020

Today felt like an unusual lull in the intersection of our many unfolding national and global crises, and so I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about something different — a subject that, despite all my best efforts, I keep getting crushingly wrong. That subject is TikTok, the ByteDance-owned app whose fading into irrelevance…

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The Verge’s 17 well-liked kitchen items
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The Verge’s 17 well-liked kitchen items

When you’re stuck at home because of pandemics, bad weather, or just because you don’t feel like going out, there’s nothing more satisfying than cooking something really fantastic. Even if you’re not an experienced or enthusiastic cook, sometimes it’s really satisfying to create a new and tasty dish for you, your friends, and / or…

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Destiny 2’s first Fortnite-fashion dwell event was as soon as gradual and underwhelming, but it completely’s a solid birth
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Destiny 2’s first Fortnite-fashion dwell event was as soon as gradual and underwhelming, but it completely’s a solid birth

Destiny 2’s first ever Fortnite-style live event just wrapped earlier today, and it was unfortunately not quite what some players were expecting. Instead of something monumental and game-changing for a key part of the game world, it was more of a slow burn alternative to a standard video game cutscene. And instead of delivering a…

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How assemble you produce Fortnite dazzling?
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How assemble you produce Fortnite dazzling?

Sometime in the next few weeks, Fortnite will begin a new season, the third since its Chapter 2 overhaul debuted last October. I’ve been playing since the second season — which began way back in December 2017 — and over the years I’ve seen the game and its players change and evolve. The game shifted,…

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Video sport firms handiest stand for what you manufacture them stand for
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Video sport firms handiest stand for what you manufacture them stand for

On May 25th, the police killed George Floyd, and in every state, protests against police brutality and anti-black racism have been ongoing ever since. For reasons that risk trivializing a serious moment in history, the brands have also decided to speak up, too, issuing statements of solidarity across social media platforms. This, for better or…

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Sonos Arc overview: an immersive soundbar that home theater lovers can cherish
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Sonos Arc overview: an immersive soundbar that home theater lovers can cherish

The new Sonos Arc soundbar is perhaps the biggest flex of the company’s design, engineering, and technology advancements that we’ve seen yet. Whereas the $399 Beam was aimed squarely at the massive market of people looking to upgrade the dull, lackluster sound coming from their TV speakers, the $799 Arc represents the pinnacle of what…

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Fb groups are falling aside over Dusky Lives Subject posts
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Fb groups are falling aside over Dusky Lives Subject posts

Women like Jocelyn Kopac joined the Boss-Moms Facebook group to network and chat about life as both a mom and business owner, and considering the group has more than 50,000 members from around the world, life inside has been relatively mundane. Up until now, that is, while the Black Lives Matter movement is picking up…

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The head of HBO Max on launching with out Roku, including 4K HDR, and the Snyder Gash
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The head of HBO Max on launching with out Roku, including 4K HDR, and the Snyder Gash

HBO Max is AT&T’s big bet on the future of streaming, and it’s up to Tony Goncalves to pull it off. Goncalves is the CEO of AT&T’s Otter Media division, the group that’s responsible for the HBO Max streaming service. He’s been in and around AT&T for decades, led the launch of DirecTV Now, and…

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NYU’s digital commencement tournament became into ‘a vaporwave nightmare’
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NYU’s digital commencement tournament became into ‘a vaporwave nightmare’

On May 19th, New York University student John DiLillo attended Grad Alley, the school’s annual block party to celebrate commencement. For two hours, he and a few friends went to places like “Pictionary Island” and peered into the (surprisingly hollow) rubbery inside of a dolphin. He got stuck underground. He ran into exactly six people,…

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The Verge’s popular hobbies to attain whereas stuck at residence
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The Verge’s popular hobbies to attain whereas stuck at residence

If you’re anything like us, over the past couple of months you’ve probably finished every “must watch” TV series on Netflix, cleaned your apartment from top to bottom, and completed every video game in your backlog. We get it: social distancing can get pretty boring. So if you’re finding yourself with a lot of time…

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HBO Max is stuffed with doubtless, but its favorable hurdle stays AT&T’s messy execution
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HBO Max is stuffed with doubtless, but its favorable hurdle stays AT&T’s messy execution

At launch, new streaming services prompt the same question: what can I watch? But HBO Max also elicits a different line of questioning: how is this different from HBO Now? From HBO Go? From AT&T TV Now? Do I have to pay extra for this, or is it wrapped into my HBO package? HBO Max,…

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Apple’s butterfly keyboard failed by prioritizing maintain over characteristic
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Apple’s butterfly keyboard failed by prioritizing maintain over characteristic

In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month will look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new to appreciate how we interact with them on a physical, tactile level. Apple’s…

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Microsoft Ground E-book 3 (15-hump) analysis: extra power, extra issues
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Microsoft Ground E-book 3 (15-hump) analysis: extra power, extra issues

I’ve been waiting for the Surface Book 3 for two and a half years. Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Book 2 was largely just a refinement over the original model — released nearly five years ago — so I was really hoping the company was holding back some big changes for the Surface Book 3. Unfortunately, no…

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Joe Rogan helped invent a podcast culture on YouTube, and now he’s leaving it
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Joe Rogan helped invent a podcast culture on YouTube, and now he’s leaving it

Joe Rogan is largely moving on from YouTube, a site that helped transform his podcast into a viral video-making factory, earning him nearly 10 million subscribers in the process. It’s the latest sign that creators who found success on YouTube see other platforms as the next step, but it doesn’t mean that YouTube is anywhere…

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One year on, the Oculus Quest is the VR headset to get
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One year on, the Oculus Quest is the VR headset to get

One year ago today, Facebook released the Oculus Quest, its first headset to deliver a credible standalone VR experience — true head tracking, good motion controllers, and so on. It also marked a split in the Oculus ecosystem: the Quest had its own store, curated with games that had been tailored specifically for the headset’s…

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Summer game fest:  inquire of this summer’s digital gaming events
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Summer game fest: inquire of this summer’s digital gaming events

Even though E3, Gamescom, and other summer gaming events have become online-only or outright canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems there’s still going to be a lot of gaming news this summer. Publishers and media have already scheduled many digital events, promising news and announcements, which could help fill the void left by…

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Ghost of Tsushima is a grounded open-world sport that goals to honor traditional samurai films
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Ghost of Tsushima is a grounded open-world sport that goals to honor traditional samurai films

When Nate Fox was working on Sly Cooper, a series of stealth games about a master thief who also happens to be a raccoon, he looked around for inspiration on how to make anthropomorphized animals feel more real. This led him to the comic Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai, which followed a wandering samurai who…

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Apple and Google’s COVID-19 notification machine obtained’t work in a vaccum
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Apple and Google’s COVID-19 notification machine obtained’t work in a vaccum

Last month, before Google and Apple announced their joint effort to enable COVID-19 exposure notifications, I wrote about the trouble with using Bluetooth-based solutions for contact tracing. Chief among the issues is getting a meaningful number of people to download any app in the first place, public health officials told me. And now that such…

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Eschaton is a surreal Zoom nightclub — and a theater for the age of social distancing
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Eschaton is a surreal Zoom nightclub — and a theater for the age of social distancing

The hyperlink reaches my inbox a few minutes before 10PM on Saturday night. I click the link and enter a password. And at precisely 10PM, a video pops up on the page, welcoming me to Eschaton: part performance art, part nightclub, and all conducted over video chat. During the next hour, I stumble across some…

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Listed below are the whole winners of the 2020 Webby Awards
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Listed below are the whole winners of the 2020 Webby Awards

Lil Nas X’s “Panini,” NASA’s social media presence, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line, and John Krasinski’s Some Good News YouTube show are among the winners of this year’s Webby Awards. The annual awards show celebrates the wide variety of things that happen online, from websites and podcasts to design and data visualizations to video series and…

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Sundar Pichai on managing Google thru the pandemic
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Sundar Pichai on managing Google thru the pandemic

Like all big tech companies, Google and Alphabet are playing an outsized role in our lives as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Whether it’s helping people find reliable information in search, working with the government on testing, building an exposure-tracking system into Android and iOS in partnership with Apple, or battling misinformation on YouTube, Google’s capability…

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Gigabyte Aero 15 review: works hard, performs hard
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Gigabyte Aero 15 review: works hard, performs hard

The Gigabyte Aero 15 is a laptop aimed at designers and creative professionals. But when I first saw the thing, I didn’t believe that. It looks nothing like any laptop that comes to mind when I think of “creators” (the slim and sleek MacBook Pros, XPS 15s, Surface Books, and Zenbooks of the world). The…

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Tech companies’ waste money working from home insurance policies gain some workers prepared to flit Silicon Valley
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Tech companies’ waste money working from home insurance policies gain some workers prepared to flit Silicon Valley

Live in Silicon Valley long enough and someone will tell you that the party is over. As far as I can tell, this phenomenon dates back to at least 1874. As Peter Hartlaub recounted last year in the San Francisco Chronicle, upon the occasion of a writer for the Washington Post announcing that San Francisco…

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Catastrophe Document 4 is 2020’s finest PS2 sport
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Catastrophe Document 4 is 2020’s finest PS2 sport

Making video games is a difficult endeavor at the best of times, but spare a thought for the people behind Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, which finally came out last month for the PC, PS4, and Switch in the West. I first played it at a game show in Osaka in 2009; it was running…

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Why Amazon’s hardware makes extra sense than Google’s
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Why Amazon’s hardware makes extra sense than Google’s

A tale of two hardware divisions. Google, as reported by The Information, suffers with operational chaos that is as bizarre as it is inept. Hardware boss Rick Osterloh reportedly held a meeting where he tells everybody “he did not agree with some of the decisions made about the phone” — are these decisions not things…

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Animal Crossing is dwelling to 2020’s freshest leisurely-evening mutter demonstrate
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Animal Crossing is dwelling to 2020’s freshest leisurely-evening mutter demonstrate

Gary Whitta is seated behind a thick wooden desk, hair perfectly coiffed, wearing a suit and a smile that curls upward like a macaroni noodle. He’s halfway through introducing his next guest, Greg Miller, when a beachball-sized head bobs into view. Whitta starts to yell. “Greg! I — goddamn you. Get back up the stairs.…

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How public arts funding helps builders form distinctive, extra various video games
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How public arts funding helps builders form distinctive, extra various video games

After launching Untitled Goose Game on my Nintendo Switch, the game loads into its opening credits, transitioning from logo to logo. First, it credits the studio that made it, House House, then the publisher, Panic. After that, the screen reads “with support from Film Victoria.” Although the moment is brief, the credit on-screen gestures toward…

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Supernatural for Oculus Quest is indulge in Beat Saber meets Peloton
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Supernatural for Oculus Quest is indulge in Beat Saber meets Peloton

For obvious reasons, the interest in working out at home has never been higher. Whether you’re doing yoga with Adriene, working your way through Ring Fit Adventure, or scouring Amazon for a spin bike that’s in stock, you’ve probably been looking for ways to keep active without leaving the house. Me? I’ve been using VR.…

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This One year’s graduates like one part in frequent: disappointing on-line ceremonies
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This One year’s graduates like one part in frequent: disappointing on-line ceremonies

Taylor Walker worked hard during her time at Salem State University. She was her class’s homecoming queen, she sang in the university’s Grammy award-winning choir, and she completed a double degree in communication and speech. Graduation was her chance to reflect on all those accomplishments. To celebrate, she planned to host a party with her…

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Stare the first Xbox Sequence X gameplay footage, showing off ray-tracing and graphics of the next-gen console
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Stare the first Xbox Sequence X gameplay footage, showing off ray-tracing and graphics of the next-gen console

After months of hardware reveals, spec reveals, and hype, Microsoft is finally doing a proper first look at gameplay footage for its upcoming next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, showing off gameplay from 13 games that will be headed to the console this fall. Before you get too excited, the trailers showed off come from…

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Alternative ways on-line game fashion impacts the climate disaster
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Alternative ways on-line game fashion impacts the climate disaster

Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the climate crisis as the most pressing existential threat for much of the world’s population. As we adapt to isolation, the warming planet has taken an understandable back seat in the news coverage, although scientists have noted the spread of the novel coronavirus instigating a…

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Joe Biden’s digital advertising campaign hasn’t quite advance into focus
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Joe Biden’s digital advertising campaign hasn’t quite advance into focus

The biggest story of today is the creeping sense that April was in many ways another lost month in the COVID-19 response, with the average number of new cases rising slightly throughout the month to around 29,500 per day. Large swathes of the country are preparing to re-open for business even as all signs point…

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The Verge’s Graduation Reward Files 2020
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The Verge’s Graduation Reward Files 2020

Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen Nothing makes writing feel better than using a fancy pen, and Kaweco’s fountain pen is the perfect way to add some old-school charm to your note-taking, lease signing, or doodling without breaking the bank. Price: ~$19 Amazon Hario V60 Gooseneck Kettle There are many cheaper vessels for hot water, but…

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Candidates can’t advertising and marketing campaign, in instruct that they’re attempting to pass viral
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Candidates can’t advertising and marketing campaign, in instruct that they’re attempting to pass viral

On Wednesday, the field director for Mel Gagarin’s congressional campaign sat shirtless — illuminated by candlelight — in his bathtub reading a scary story over Instagram Live. “Bedtime Bathtime Storytimes” have become regular events for Gagarin’s campaign even if they’re only for an audience of around a dozen people, including other members of the campaign.…

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The particular device to make pronounce of your DSLR or mirrorless digital camera as a webcam
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The particular device to make pronounce of your DSLR or mirrorless digital camera as a webcam

If you’ve been working from home for the past few weeks, you’ve probably had to join more than a few video conference calls. Or perhaps you’ve been using video chat apps to keep in touch with friends and family while social distancing. Either way, you’ve probably noticed that the webcam on your laptop is, well,…

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Microsoft’s huge Xbox Recreation Dash wager is starting to repay
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Microsoft’s huge Xbox Recreation Dash wager is starting to repay

Microsoft now has 10 million subscribers to its Xbox Game Pass service, the company confirmed during an investor call yesterday. It’s the first time Microsoft has publicly disclosed Xbox Game Pass numbers, and it’s a sign that the company’s ambitious bet on subscription gaming is starting to pay off. Microsoft has been trying to build…

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Oculus gross sales spiked in the lead-up to Half of-Lifestyles: Alyx
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Oculus gross sales spiked in the lead-up to Half of-Lifestyles: Alyx

Despite pandemic-related hardware shortages, Facebook’s virtual reality business exploded at the start of 2020. The company revealed yesterday that it made $297 million in non-advertising revenue during the first quarter of 2020. That was “driven largely by sales of Oculus products,” rather than other products like Portal. The number is a full 80 percent higher…

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Motorola’s Edge Plus is a contender, no longer a champion
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Motorola’s Edge Plus is a contender, no longer a champion

When great just isn’t good enough After years mainly spent in the midrange phone market, Motorola burst back into the spotlight with the foldable Razr: it was bold, it was exciting, it was expensive, and it ultimately flopped. As interesting as it was, it simply wasn’t a very good phone. The newly announced Motorola Edge…

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Streetwear lovers are flocking to Animal Crossing
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Streetwear lovers are flocking to Animal Crossing

Last week, German techwear firm Acronym released a new version of its iconic J1A-GT jacket, one based on Hideo Kojima’s PS4 game Death Stranding. Like most Acronym gear, the jacket was both rare and expensive: it sold out almost immediately, despite a price tag of just under $2,000. But in another seemingly unconnected corner of…

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Does Final Delusion VII Remake’s bizarro ending work?
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Does Final Delusion VII Remake’s bizarro ending work?

The Final Fantasy VII remake does more than retell a familiar story from a classic roleplaying game. If you’re planning to play it, you shouldn’t read any further. But if you’ve finished the final chapter, you’ll know that its ending diverges pretty sharply from the original story — not only changing the game’s canon but…

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The apt draw to fable your Dwelling windows PC veil veil using Xbox Game Bar
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The apt draw to fable your Dwelling windows PC veil veil using Xbox Game Bar

Screen recording is helpful for a number of things, from creating a tutorial to grabbing a clip to post on Twitter to share with friends. On Windows 10, you can capture a video of your screen by using the built-in Xbox Game Bar. The Xbox Game Bar was designed to record clips of video games,…

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The sort to walk Quibi
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The sort to walk Quibi

Quibi is the latest streaming service to launch in an increasingly crowded market — and it might be the weirdest one yet. Instead of relying on big franchise names or extensive catalogs of old content, like Disney Plus, Peacock, or HBO Max are doing, Quibi is betting big on a mobile-first strategy. Its “quick bites”…

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Intel NUC 9 Outrageous review: runt dimension, enormous skill – The Verge
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Intel NUC 9 Outrageous review: runt dimension, enormous skill – The Verge

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Intel’s latest NUC computer takes on the small form factor gaming PC world For the past few years, some of the most exciting developments in the PC gaming world have been around small form factor PCs. These compact machines are a fraction of the size of traditional gaming PC towers, but…

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OnePlus has assign Samsung on view
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OnePlus has assign Samsung on view

We got both the announcement and the embargo lift for OnePlus’ new top-tier smartphones yesterday. Here’s my review of the OnePlus 8 Pro and here is Jon Porter’s review of the OnePlus 8 — both with video. These phones are interesting for slightly different — but related — reasons. OnePlus has always positioned itself as…

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It’s not possible to screenshot a Quibi demonstrate, and that’s detrimental to its success

Trying to describe Quibi’s essence to people is difficult. There are shows where food explodes in chefs’ faces, series about flipping murder homes, and Chrissy Teigen presiding over a small claims court. Quibi’s best content operates on the belief that “the more ludicrous, the better,” but that’s easier to show than tell. Or it would…

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Zoom is exhibiting suggestions to respond to criticism the gorgeous manner

Sometimes it takes years of criticism to get a company to do the right thing. Every once in a while, it can happen overnight. Wednesday night was such a night. After a series of investigative reports, blog posts, and Twitter threads examining Zoom’s design practices and security features, CEO Eric S. Yuan said the company…

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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 overview: AMD has rewritten the foundations

Asus and AMD have put Intel on notice In their early years, gaming laptops were meant to be desktop replacements. The first Razer Blade, released in 2011, was almost seven pounds; the 2012 Blade was 6.6. Battery life was a laughing matter. (The 2017 Zephyrus had just over two hours.) Gaming laptops were bulky and…

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Logitech’s Combo Touch is the Magic Keyboard for all people else
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Logitech’s Combo Touch is the Magic Keyboard for all people else

Add a keyboard and trackpad to an iPad or iPad Air The $149 Logitech Combo Touch is the case I’ve spent years waiting for — well, not this exact case, but the idea of a combination keyboard and touchpad that might turn my iPad into a laptop replacement. If you’ve been intrigued by Apple’s new…

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The joy of spying on celeb homes over Zoom and Instagram Dwell
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The joy of spying on celeb homes over Zoom and Instagram Dwell

In my sixth week of self-isolation, my favorite pastime has become judging the homes of celebrities over grainy Zoom calls and low-quality Instagram live streams. The more trouble they seem to have, moving cameras around and finding a perfect spot to film, the better. Julia Louis-Dreyfus confessing to Jimmy Kimmel that she wanted to film…

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How Fb’s pandemic reduction efforts will most certainly be undermined by its possess user heinous
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How Fb’s pandemic reduction efforts will most certainly be undermined by its possess user heinous

Thanks to the Morning Brew for recommending us as an “Essential” read. Here’s hoping all of you who signed up over the weekend find The Interface a useful guide to tech, democracy, and the pandemic. Facebook is a publicly traded company that mostly operates in rational and predictable ways. Facebook is also a collection of…

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express your Nvidia graphics card to beef up the typical of your calls
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express your Nvidia graphics card to beef up the typical of your calls

If you’re finding that background noise is disrupting voice or video calls made from your computer, then a new piece of software from Nvidia might help (provided you have the necessary hardware to run it). Released earlier this month, RTX Voice uses the hardware found in Nvidia’s RTX GPUs to process your incoming and outgoing…

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Netflix provides 15 million subscribers as other folks perambulate more than ever, nonetheless warns about powerful street forward
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Netflix provides 15 million subscribers as other folks perambulate more than ever, nonetheless warns about powerful street forward

Netflix is one of the rare companies benefiting from the global pandemic, which has kept billions of people at home with nothing to do but stream. But the question is how long can it last? Although much of Netflix’s recent boom didn’t start until mid-March, when more people were forced to stay home to help…

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Coronavirus misinformation is putting Facebook to the take a look at
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Coronavirus misinformation is putting Facebook to the take a look at

A few years ago, Facebook became aware that Russia kept posting misinformation all over the network. The misinformation was designed to rile people up and make them share with their friends, and because people are generally pretty easy to rile up, Russia’s strategy was very successful. Some prominent political scientists believe that the country’s election…

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Dell’s recent XPS thirteen is everything a Home windows laptop wants to be
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Dell’s recent XPS thirteen is everything a Home windows laptop wants to be

Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge Dell improves upon an already winning formula Every time a new XPS 13 comes out, the question is always the same: is it still the best Windows thin-and-light laptop? I’ll spare you the suspense here: the answer is yes. If there’s one thing Dell is great at, it’s…

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How draw recordsdata could well perchance play a feature in managing the coronavirus disaster
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How draw recordsdata could well perchance play a feature in managing the coronavirus disaster

Last week, as coronavirus marched around the world, a growing number of governments began to explore the use of our cellphone data to monitor the outbreak. Using location data, Israel sent alerts to citizens believed to have been exposed to the virus ordering them to self-quarantine. In England, authorities analyzed anonymized data from telecom provider…

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I went to an American Soccer point out in Minecraft
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I went to an American Soccer point out in Minecraft

For the first time in a month, I had somewhere to be on a Saturday night. It was a mini-music festival where emo fans and electronic music aficionados gathered, staring up at a handcrafted house that loomed over a massive stage. But first, I had to stand in a lengthy queue with a bunch of…

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How the ultimate gaming leagues are adapting to a web-most fantastic world
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How the ultimate gaming leagues are adapting to a web-most fantastic world

Almost every single major professional sports league across the globe is on indefinite hiatus due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. There’s no NBA, no Champions League, no Olympic Games. But an unlikely option has started to fill that void for viewers: competitive video games. For years, esports leagues have tried to emulate traditional sports…

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Welcome to HoloVista: a surreal game that explores our relationship with expertise
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Welcome to HoloVista: a surreal game that explores our relationship with expertise

Sitting in my room on a self-isolated morning, I’m immersed in a small alternate reality that lives in my phone. On the small, glowing screen, I’m not a writer, but a young architect preparing for the job interview of a lifetime. Looking through my phone like a next-gen viewfinder, I take in my digital surroundings…

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LG V60 Dual Show veil veil review: V for versatility
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LG V60 Dual Show veil veil review: V for versatility

Even without a second screen, LG’s latest phone offers a lot LG is planning a major refresh for its next mainstream smartphone, but before getting there, the company decided to release another entry in its spec-heavy V-series, the V60 ThinQ. With advanced manual camera controls, a hi-fi headphone jack, and top-end specs, these phones have…

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Welcome to HoloVista: a surreal sport that explores our relationship with expertise
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Welcome to HoloVista: a surreal sport that explores our relationship with expertise

Sitting in my room on a self-isolated morning, I’m immersed in a small alternate reality that lives in my phone. On the small, glowing screen, I’m not a writer, but a young architect preparing for the job interview of a lifetime. Looking through my phone like a next-gen viewfinder, I take in my digital surroundings…

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The PC Engine Mini is an out of this world retro console, would possibly probably maintain to it’s possible you will probably be in a situation to bag one
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The PC Engine Mini is an out of this world retro console, would possibly probably maintain to it’s possible you will probably be in a situation to bag one

Konami had planned to release its mini TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and CoreGrafx consoles last week, but the production schedule has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic around the world. I managed to get my hands on a PC Engine Mini here in Japan, though, so here’s a quick look at it ahead of the TurboGrafx-16…

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What it’s seemingly you’ll well well perchance also must are residing circulate and the method one can enact it
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What it’s seemingly you’ll well well perchance also must are residing circulate and the method one can enact it

I keep writing about live-streaming like it’s accessible and easy to do — which it’s not. It’s actually quite difficult to get started. Sorry! My bad. I didn’t mean to lead you astray. If you’re still Twitch-curious, I have a gift for you: a guide for how to get started. Before I dive in, I’ll…

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11 tools to procure you started making video games
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11 tools to procure you started making video games

Making a video game is much less daunting than it might seem. While you likely aren’t going to go from having no experience to making the next Grand Theft Auto, it has actually never been easier to get started making games. Game development tools and resources have become increasingly accessible to the average person, even…

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PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: a fancy battle of SSD and GPU speeds
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PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: a fancy battle of SSD and GPU speeds

Sony has finally unveiled its PlayStation 5 specs today, and there are some surprisingly big differences between the PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Both consoles are still arriving at the end of the year, and we’re now starting to get a better idea of what both Microsoft and Sony have prioritized for next-gen games.…

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Animal Crossing’s turnips are bringing the get together
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Animal Crossing’s turnips are bringing the get together

Slack was designed to be a place for co-workers to collaborate productively, but now, it’s been converted into a turnip forum. Tom Riley, a customer service employee at fintech startup Curve, participates regularly in his company’s growing Animal Crossing: New Horizons turnip channel on Slack, which has 34 people in it this week. It’s become…

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Muto review: a come-most involving electrical metropolis bike
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Muto review: a come-most involving electrical metropolis bike

A near-perfect city bike with innovative ‘Click & Roll’ accessory system What makes the perfect electric city bike? That depends on who you ask and where they live. For Europeans, a bicycle is often the primary mode of transportation in relatively flat, bike-friendly cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, or Berlin. We ride our bikes everywhere —…

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How 1/2-Life: Alyx’s designers constructed an escapist dystopia with a situation of hope
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How 1/2-Life: Alyx’s designers constructed an escapist dystopia with a situation of hope

I’m writing this story under self-quarantine for novel coronavirus exposure. I’ve been sequestered for over a week while the city outside my apartment has become America’s COVID-19 epicenter: 13,000 known cases and 125 deaths so far. The governor has ordered six feet of space between all residents in public, and my days are punctuated with…

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Here’s a listing of games it’s good to soundless play whereas you’re caught internal warding off the coronavirus
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Here’s a listing of games it’s good to soundless play whereas you’re caught internal warding off the coronavirus

Well, it happened: you’re stuck inside because of the novel coronavirus pandemic that is raging just outside of your door. If you’re lucky, and you’re a white-collar worker, you’re now doing your job — which, let’s be honest, is mostly email anyway — from home. If you’re in an industry that’s more susceptible to the…

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