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Google is a no-show at DC tech hearings, stoking anger in Congress

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey walked into the hearing room at the Dirksen Senate Building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday and took their seats next to an empty chair with a name tag that read "Google."<p>After days of speculation, Google decided against sending a …

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Best Windows 10 apps of July 2018

From getting work done to managing your downloads, these are the best apps of July 2018.This month I ventured outside of the Microsoft Store a bit to …

The 30 Best Arms Exercises of All Time

1 of 31<p>Top Arm Moves<p>Doing compound barbell movements is necessary for getting strong. However, squats and deadlifts alone just won't get you …

An Experts Guide on Male Fat Loss

<b>Trimming down and maintaining a lean and muscular physique is a sure-fire way to increase how well your clothes fit,</b> which can have a huge and …

You Won't Lose Fat and Build Muscle Unless You Do These 6 Things

If you want to build lean, defined muscles efficiently, personal trainer and strength coach Susan Niebergall says, "This is a two part equation. The first part of the equation is fat loss." You do this with nutrition and exercise. Focus on creating a sustainable calorie deficit by eating whole …

Apple fans are returning their new MacBook Pros that cost a minimum of $2,800 because they can't reach the advertised speeds

You'll have to put the brand-spanking-new 2018 MacBook Pro with Intel's Core i9 processor in a freezer to get the advertised 2.9 GHz speeds.<p>At least, that's what Dave Lee from the Dave2D YouTube channel did to get the most out of his.<p>Before Lee put it in the freezer, the 2018 MacBook Pro with a …

Chinese firm claims its laser rifle burns clothes and skin up to 800m away

A Chinese firm wants to arm the country’s police forces with a whole new kind of weapon for the battlefield: an assault rifle that fires lasers and can burn your clothes and skin from up to 800m away. Oh, and those lasers are silent, invisible, and can pass through glass windows too.<p>The rifle (not …

Multiprocessing vs Multithreading

Multi-threaded programs and multi-process systems are the best ways of splitting up workload into multiple actions and partitioning the task into …

Fitness Trainer Says Do These 5 Things to Lose Enough Fat to Reveal Your Abs

If you lift your shirt in the morning, and say, "OK abs, I'm ready for you to come out," but they're taking their sweet time, personal trainer Dimitri Peskin from Evolve Training System has some advice. "The three things you'll need to lose enough fat to see your abs are A Method + Consistency + …

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: jack of all trades

The way it should be done<p>Dell’s latest 15-inch XPS 2-in-1 is a high-end laptop that appeals to creative users: people who need power and portability, and might also appreciate a touchscreen and a stylus. It plays in the same field as HP’s Spectre x360 15, Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, and Apple’s …

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

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Apple Loop: New iPhone 'Confirmed' In Latest Leak, iOS 12 Swaps Sexy For Safety, WWDC Fails MacBooks

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest renders of the new iPhone X for 2018, the hardware that wasn’t announced at WWDC, why iOS 12 stands for stability, the renewed focus on iPhone security, the disappointment of no new MacBooks at …

How to fix Microsoft Office 365 subscription and license problems

Being hit with a license error when you try to use Microsoft Office 365? There's an easy fix.I have an Office 365 license, and it's still definitely …

Tip: A Pre-Meal Trick For Fat Loss

Got about 7 minutes? Do this before you eat.<p>Do Something Before You Eat for 7-15 Minutes<p>The first time I ever got lean was when I was 20. While I did …

PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual

Macs are not immune to malware, but they are pretty well-protected. By default, macOS won’t allow unrecognized apps to be installed, and it needs the user to agree to override this. Even when they are installed, sandboxing limits the damage that can be done, which is why most Mac malware is …

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What is a blockchain?

Blockchain technology is commonly associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Some people think …

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Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 4K display and cameras built for ‘extreme’ low-light shooting

ISO 51200 sensitivity<p>Less than two months after unveiling the Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Congress, Sony is back again with the Xperia XZ2 Premium. It retains the same overall design as the XZ2 — a departure from Sony’s past phones — but upgrades the display, camera, battery, and other specs. Still …

Intel unveils its Core i9 processors for faster gaming on laptops

At an event in Beijing today, Intel showed off its latest 8th-gen Core i9 processors that are designed to allow for improved gaming and graphics-intensive content creation tasks on laptops.<p>Based on the Coffee Lake platform, the new chips promise to deliver up to 41 percent more FPS (frames per …

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Dell XPS 15 makes play for MacBook Pro fans, starts at $999

Dell already has the smallest 13.3-inch laptop, the new XPS 13. Now it's given the XPS 15 a similar overhaul to make it the smallest 15.6-inch performance laptop available. And at 4 pounds (1.8 kg) it's one of the lightest, too.<p>Like the XPS 13, Dell achieved the 15's smaller size by shaving off …

Why Microsoft and Apple don’t need to sell your data

It’s easy to understand Apple CEO Tim Cook’s somewhat self-righteous comments on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: His company has never …

Samsung Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 offer bare necessities for ‘general users’

Samsung seems to think traditional laptops are back in style, maintaining the company’s primary focus on Android smartphones while also releasing …

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The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

IT consultancy extends global employee productivity with data residency compliance

As an IT consultancy, Dimension Data helps companies use technology to be more productive and competitive. But it was stymied in its own global …

How to make an Android app with Xamarin

In a previous post, we learned how to set up Xamarin and Visual Studio for Android development and covered one or two basics of how it works. We also looked at some basic code to allow us to count “clicks” on the screen. Check it out if you’re looking for a brief introduction to the IDE and what it …

Technology

ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2018): The best business laptop returns

Lenovo's ThinkPad lineup has always been focused on balancing tradition with modernity. It carries the legacy of IBM's iconic laptop brand, but the company also has to make sure it keeps up with the competition. That's truer than ever with the new X1 Carbon, Lenovo's flagship ultraportable, which …

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Wacom’s new Intuos pen tablets are a light, cheap entry into photo editing

Wacom is making it easier to get hooked on photo editing and graphic design via a touch interface. On Tuesday, March 6, Wacom launched updated …

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Turns out that Geek Squad has been in the FBI's pocket for a decade

Who needs probable cause when you have geeks?<p>That appears to be the thinking of the FBI, which has been working with Best Buy's computer repair …

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Solid stylus, so many compromises

My backpack is a <i>disaster</i>. I've always been sort of a pack rat, and working at Engadget doesn't help. Every day I lug a laptop, a tablet, a few phones (for review purposes), an SLR, a huge power bank, chargers and cables for all of those things, and a book to the office. With MWC coming up, this …

HomePod said to cost Apple $216 to make, margin smaller than Amazon Echo & Google Home

The HomePod’s $349 price point was somewhat controversial last summer when Apple announced the device, especially in comparison to its competitors in the market. A new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>, however, shows that Apple is operating at smaller margins than its competitors…<p>According to the report, which …

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APU-Based 1080p Gaming Becomes A Reality With AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G

It’s no secret AMD APUs are driving the graphics behind the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but the consumer versions of those chips can’t match the semi-custom solutions that AMD developed for Sony and Microsoft. With the imminent launch of AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G APU, however, the performance gap is …

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