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Price drop: Unlocked Google Pixel for only $199.99

Some people take pride in getting the latest flagship on launch day, and you can’t begrudge the early adopters. For the rest those of you looking for more value in the market, today’s pick is going to be right up your street. With the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL in Octob...


Here are some things you can do when your phone is offline

In 2018, it’s pretty uncommon that we find ourselves completely offline. However, dead zones and long flights remain an unavoidable part of life for many. Google Assistant now recommends things to do when you’re phone is offline, like playing games, but we’ve come up with a few opt...


We asked, you told us: A female voice assistant or Morgan Freeman, please

This week’s poll asked if you would you rather your virtual assistant be male, female, or gender neutral? We had a big vote and some fun answers! The answers told us that the big voice assistants need more options, even if female voices are the preference right now. The issue at play i...


Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon. A physicist who graduated from Russia’s top-ranked Novosibirsk University, Kokorich was a serial entrepreneur in who grew up...


The quantum meltdown of encryption

Shlomi Dolev Contributor Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of Self-Stabilization. Shlomi also is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief scienti...


Ellen Pao memoir adaptation among 7 new Shonda Rhimes projects for Netflix

When Shonda Rhimes left ABC last August for Netflix, both she and the studio kept a tight lid on their plans. We could only imagine where the twists and turns that her future stories would take us. Well, now we know. This week, Rhimes’s production company Shondaland and Netflix announced...


Saturday night live: SpaceX to attempt second launch of Block 5 rocket

Enlarge / The Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket, on the launchpad, with its Telstar 19V payload. (credit: SpaceX) Having worked through its fleet of used Block 4 rockets, SpaceX will now transition into flying its more advanced Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket full time. As early as 1:...


How to Use iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb Options

In iOS 12, Apple has given users the tools to cut down on disturbances to get more time away from their devices if desired, and one of these new tools is an expanded set of Do Not Disturb options. Thanks to these changes, there are more convenient options for using Do Not Disturb in iOS 12, and it'...


Apple Hosting Live HomePod Question-and-Answer Event on July 25

Have a question about the HomePod? Apple announced that it will be hosting a HomePod live event in its Support Communities on Wednesday, July 25, providing customers with an opportunity to ask Apple support representatives questions about the Siri-enabled speaker. Specialists will be on hand betwe...


Firefox gets option to control sites with autoplay sound

One of the most annoying things on the web for many Internet users is autoplaying content and here in particular autoplaying content with sound. While autoplay is expected in some situations, for instance when you click on a video link, it sometimes comes in unexpected forms, for instance as video a...

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