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Epson's latest LCD projector does 4K for $2,000

Now there's more competition for 4K -ish projectors.<p>If you need another option for a 4K projector that won't completely break the bank, Epson recently introduced this Home Cinema 4010. Like the BenQ HT-2550 projector we reviewed earlier this year, it's doing a bit of trickery to hit that …

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Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results

SAN FRANCISCO — Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, said in an email to employees on Friday that the company has never and will never bias its search results for political purposes.<p>Mr. Pichai’s message followed a report in The Wall Street Journal this week about an internal email thread from …

Employment

Surprise sale means anyone can now get a 4K Fire TV for the price of a Fire TV Stick

Amazon has been running a killer sale for the past week that lets you buy a brand new 4K Fire TV for the same price as a Fire TV Stick. That sale is …

4K Ultra HD

5 new Alexa security tricks to watch over your smart home

Amazon's surprise event Thursday brought us over a dozen new products from the online retailer. But that wasn't all. We also got new Alexa updates that anyone with an Alexa-enabled device can use.<p>Security was a big focus with new features that can keep your home safe. Here's a look at the new ways …

Smart Homes

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are still leaking, this time in both live and render forms

We're less than three weeks away from Google's October 9 NYC event, but the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaks haven't showed any signs of stopping. This …

Google Pixel

Alexa learns how to whisper

Today’s big Amazon event was all about the hardware, but Amazon kicked things off with a few extra tricks. Among the cooler features rolling out for the smart assistant in the coming weeks is improved contextual understanding. One piece that’s coming in the next few weeks is the ability to …

Demonstration

Tokyo Game Show kicks off with stronger esports presence

The Tokyo Game Show kicked off Thursday with the usual assortment of bells and whistles, while Sony Corp., Sega Sammy Holdings Inc., Square Enix …

Tokyo Game Show

GoPro’s Hero 7 Black sets a new bar for video stabilization

With new cheaper options at $199 and $299<p>Just a few hours after a last-minute leak, GoPro has officially announced the new Hero 7 line of cameras, split into White, Silver, and Black variants. They go on sale next week (September 27th) and are available for $199, $299, and $399, respectively. The …

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The Hero 7 is GoPro’s shot at a comeback

All of the company’s setbacks and cutbacks have built to this moment<p>One of the only ways to get really good at doing something <i>extreme</i> is to find, and become comfortable with, the limits of that action. To become a world-class snowboarder who hucks corkscrew 1080s 20 feet above a half-pipe made of …

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Fitbit’s focusing on the health care market with its new premium fitness coaching feature

Today, Fitbit announced a new service called Fitbit Care that’ll coach users on staying well, whether that means sticking to their fitness plans or managing diseases. It’s a premium product designed for health care customers or employers and health systems that use Fitbit to keep tabs on employees’ …

Health Care

Nomad unveils Base Station w/ Qi, USB-A and USB-C charging for up to 4 devices

With Apple’s long-awaited AirPower charging mat potentially being scrapped, other companies are being given a chance to sell similar devices to those of us that are sick of waiting. There are quite a few products already on Amazon that set out to let you charge three devices wirelessly, but most of …

Wireless Charging

iPhone XS has slightly smaller battery and more RAM than iPhone X

And the XS Max has the biggest battery of any iPhone ever<p>A couple of specs you’ll never hear mentioned at an Apple keynote or find on the company’s website are an iPhone’s actual battery capacity and the amount of RAM inside each phone. Thankfully, Apple has to file this stuff with government …

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PUBG on PS4 might finally be set for release

A PS4 release of <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> (<i>PUBG</i>) has been rated by the Korean Game Rating Board (as spotted by <i>Eurogamer</i><i>)</i>, indicating that its period of console exclusivity on the Xbox One may soon be coming to an end. Mobile versions of the game on iOS and Android released earlier in 2018.<p><i>PUBG</i> …

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This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails

A little-known Windows feature will create a file that stores text extracted from all the emails and plaintext-files found on your PC, which …

Sony unveils its $100 PlayStation Classic with 20 pre-loaded games

Following the trend of bringing retro consoles back to delight nostalgic gamers, Sony has launched the PlayStation Classic – a smaller, modern take on the original PlayStation from 23 years ago.<p>The Classic is nearly half the size of the first PlayStation, which read CD-ROMs and sold 100 million …

Mobile Devices

Twitter will soon let you switch to a chronological timeline

Twitter has been monkeying with users' timelines for the past couple of years to make them more engaging, but now the social network is going back to basics.<p>Twitter announced in a series of tweets Monday it will soon offer users the option of a timeline that will display tweets in reverse …

Social Media

Withings returns from the dead with Steel HR Sport watch

Any time a smaller company is gobbled up by a larger one, you assume the worse. In the case of Nokia buying Withings, that’s more or less what happened. First Nokia launched a handful of products under its own name and ultimately dropped the French health hardware company altogether.<p>Four months …

Technology

Instagram adds a shopping tab to the Explore page

You can now shop from Instagram Stories, too<p>Ahead of the launch of a standalone shopping app, Instagram is bringing more commerce to the flagship. The company said today that it will add a shopping tab to the Explore page, allowing you to thumb through a dedicated feed of shoppable merchandise from …

Sheryl Sandberg

Elon Musk reveals updated design for future SpaceX Mars rocket

This evening, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave an update on the design of SpaceX’s future massive rocket, the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), during an event announcing the first passenger who will fly on the vehicle.<p>The rocket’s capability has changed. Musk claims that once the rocket is complete, it will be …

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'Tetris Effect' drops a color bomb on your PS4 November 9th

The latest version of the classic puzzle game embraces virtual reality too.<p>Back at E3, Sony revealed the first trailer for <i>Tetris Effect,</i> a modern spin on the classic puzzle game. Sure, at its core, it's the same game we've been playing for decades. But you've never seen <i>Tetris</i> look like this before. …

Technology

Microsoft Managed Desktop plan turns Windows 10 device management over to Microsoft

The rumors were true: Microsoft's MMD service, which officially starts rolling out today, is a subscription service via which Microsoft provisions, …

Windows 10

Xbox One controllers for console and PC are $20 off today

A rare discount on a gaming essential<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Discounts are rare for Microsoft’s Xbox One wireless …

Windows 10

Hyper announces the "world’s most powerful USB-C battery pack"

$149 on Kickstarter with deliveries starting in November<p>In the battle for battery virility, Hyper just launched HyperJuice. The company says it’s “the world’s most powerful USB-C battery pack” and the first to support the 100W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 Profile. The battery is capable of 130W of …

MacBook Pro

Lego designer combines Nintendo Labo form with Lego functionality

Although Nintendo’s Labo kits come with pre-cut cardboard and step-by-step instructions showing you how to make every fold, at its core, it’s a platform that leaves room for other interpretations and open-ended possibilities. And if anyone can get the most out of a platform that was made to be …

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See every new iOS 12 feature in action

After months of testing, Apple finally release iOS 12 to the public this morning.<p>See all the cool new iOS 12 features in the video below.<p>iOS 12 performance<p>First up, iOS 12 brings a noticeable speed boost. Apps load more quickly, the Camera app opens faster, etc. iOS 12 generally makes my iPhone X …

iOS

Here are over 150 new features and changes in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

Video<p>By<p>When Apple introduced iOS 12 during the WWDC 2018 keynote, they barely scratched the surface on what was changed in their latest major update. …

iOS

iOS 12 review: the fixes are in

Apple’s latest mobile OS update focuses on making things work, instead of adding new features<p>iOS 12 is officially available today, after months of betas both for developers and the general public, following its announcement at WWDC in June. And as is the case with Apple’s iOS updates, it’s coming …

iOS

British cave diver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo guy' comments

Musk called Vernon Unsworth a 'child rapist' last month.<p>Recently, Elon Musk doubled down on his claim that the British cave diver who helped rescue children trapped in a Thai cave was a pedophile, going so far as to tell <i>BuzzFeed News</i>, "I hope he fucking sues me." Well, it looks like Musk got his …

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10 ways Siri is smarter in iOS 12

Siri is now used by 500 million monthly active users and processes 10 billions requests a month. With the launch of iOS 12 today, you can expect a number of major changes for Apple’s assistant.<p>Here’s a quick rundown of some of the biggest changes for one of the best-known AI assistants …

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