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'Spiderman' granted French citizenship after rescuing child from Paris balcony

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> A young Malian migrant who rescued a child dangling from a balcony will be made a French citizen and has been offered a job by the Paris fire brigade, the office of the French presidency said.<p>Video of the rescue showed 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama climbing up four floors of the …

France

This $530 Android phone is half the price of an iPhone X and just as good

You might not have heard of the OnePlus 6 phone, but it's one of the best and most affordable smartphones on the market. It's extremely fast, has facial recognition, high-speed charging, and plenty of storage. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Antonio Villas-Boas:</b> This is one of the best …

Mobile Technology

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

Amazon rolls out remote access to its FreeTime parental controls

Amazon is making it easier for parents to manage their child’s device usage from their own phone, tablet, or PC with an update to the Parent Dashboard in Amazon FreeTime. Since its launch in 2012, Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited has been one of the better implementations of combining kid-friendly …

Apps

Photos from the March for Our Lives

Spurred into action after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month, hundreds of thousands of Americans are taking to the streets today in hundreds of coordinated protests, calling for legislators to address school safety and gun violence. More than 800 March for …

Millions ‘March For Our Lives’: Pictures

Houston

YouTube is banning gun videos. Now they're reappearing on Pornhub.

YouTube today updated its policies on videos containing firearm and firearm modifications, banning demo videos, how-tos, and anything containing links to sites that sell guns. Needless to say, the gun enthusiast community on the site is not taking happy about it, and some are starting to find …

Internet

Here’s how the iPhone 6s performs before and after a battery replacement [Video]

Apple confirmed in December that it does slow older iPhones as their batteries age and are unable to handle a full load. The company is currently offering users a discounted rate for battery replacements, giving users the opportunity to return to full power.<p>A new video shared today offers a great …

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Aviation

Astronomers Are Already Planning for the Next 'Pale Blue Dot'

In 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft will attempt to break the record for the farthest image ever taken of Earth.<p>In 1977, humans launched twin robotic probes into space several weeks apart. The two Voyager spacecraft barreled away from Earth for a tour of our planet’s siblings in the solar system. …

Solar System

Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS

Windows 10 Photos now has a Photos Companion app for quickly moving files directly from mobile to PC.<p><i>Video: Business boost for Microsoft's Windows 10</i> …

Diablo creator goes solo for his next RPG, It Lurks Below

After 27 years in the business, renowned game developer David Brevik is following up his big-ticket productions – which include the massively popular RPG, <i>Diablo</i>, as well as <i>Hellgate: London</i>, and <i>Marvel Heroes</i> – with a homemade title that’s he building on his own.<p><i>It Lurks Below</i> is the first major …

DJI and Ryze join forces to launch the $100 Tello drone

<i>This post was originally published on Dgit.com.</i><p>A company called Ryze has teamed up with DJI and announced an affordable drone called Tello. It can stay in the air for up to 13 minutes, has a 720p camera on board, and features collision detection that will make sure the flying device won’t crash …

Snow lies on Sahara Desert dunes near Ain Sefra, Algeria

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Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its first ‘killer app’

<b>January 2, 1979:</b> Entrepreneurs Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston incorporate their company Software Arts to publish a little program called VisiCalc.<p>The first spreadsheet for the Apple II, the $100 VisiCalc becomes personal computing’s first “killer app.” It helps transform personal computers from …

Apple II

Severe Intel security issue may impact all Macs and Windows PCs

Purchased a Mac or Windows computer recently that’s faster than any PC you’ve ever owned? Well, we need to talk. All computers packing Intel chips …

Indian doctors protest against plan to let ‘quacks’ practise medicine

Indian doctors have accused the government of seeking to “sanction quackery” by proposing to allow homeopaths and others trained in alternative remedies to practise conventional medicine after taking a bridging course.<p>Doctors at private hospitals held protests on Tuesday while their counterparts in …

India

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates introduce VAT for first time

<b>Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the first time.</b><p>The 5% levy is being applied to the majority of goods and services.<p>Gulf states have long attracted foreign workers with the promise of tax-free living.<p>But governments want to increase revenue …

Instagram now allows you to follow hashtags like regular accounts

Hashtags are key to discoverability on Instagram, as Engadget Editor Dan Cooper discovered when he spent a month trying to accumulate 100,000 followers on the service. And now, Instagram has made it even easier to use them, thanks to a new feature that allows you to follow hashtags.<p>This feature was …

The iMac Pro is a beast, but it's not for everybody

‘Pro’ means something different on the iMac than on the MacBook<p>The iMac Pro is available to order today, and if you're a Mac user, you're almost surely going to covet it. But for most people, it's a better idea to <i>covet</i> this machine than it is to actually <i>acquire</i> it. It starts at $4,999 and …

IMac Pro

Nvidia just released the most insanely powerful graphics processor ever made

Nvidia just announced the Titan V, the most powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) of all time.<p>This isn't the type of graphics card your gamer …

Adobe teases AI-powered Photoshop tool for automatically selecting people with a single click [Video]

If you’ve ever used Photoshop to select a person in order to place them on a different background, you’ll know what a fiddly and time-consuming process it can be. Adobe has announced an upcoming feature to allow you to get most of the job done with a single click …<p>We’re excited to give you a sneak …

The Nokia 2 is a very cheap Android phone with a huge battery

HMD continues to slide in more Nokia phones where it sees an opportunity. This time around? A very cheap smartphone that doesn't look awful and has enough battery to go the distance. The Nokia 2, priced at 100 Euros (roughly $120) walks that fine line between dreary specifications and the fact that …

Nissan's Rogue is its first US car with semi-autonomous driving

You won't have to wait long to try Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist on American streets. The automotive giant has announced that the 2018 Rogue crossover will be the first car in the US to have the feature as an option. Not surprisingly, it won't come standard. While the Rogue starts at …

Automotive Industry

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

Canon adds a DSLR-size sensor to its most stylish pocket camera

No 4K video, though<p>Canon is taking the image sensor used in its best prosumer camera — the 80D — and putting it in an all new, more portable shooter called the Powershot G1X Mark III. Featuring a built-in 24-72mm, f2.8-5.6 zoom lens, the new camera hits the shelves in November and will cost …

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won't)

If Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 ran macOS, it would be the perfect MacBook Pro.<p>Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 is a beast. Once again Microsoft is …

MacBook Pro

New leak of Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro shows its 3 cameras and teases AI

Huawei is expected to unveil the phone on October 16th<p>Shortly after Apple unveiled its new iPhone lineup in September, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei took a jab at the company, promising to unveil a “real AI phone” in the form of its Mate 10 lineup later this month. Reliable leaker Evan Blass has …

Keep all your files backed up with Seagate’s latest 12TB drive lineup

Seagate is synonymous with computer storage, and today they announced their latest in server-driven solutions. Announcing their IronWolf, IronWolf Pro, and BarraCuda Pro 12TB drives, Seagate launched themselves to the front of the line when it comes to mass data storage. As a quick look into the …