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American Gadget News for 25 Jul 2017

iPhone 8 will handle bezels,The day of the iPhone 8’s debut is fast approaching, but there are still some things that seem to be still up for debate about it. Most notable is, of course, the presence or absence of Touch ID.... But even some things like the 10th anniversary iPhone’s bezels are sometimes still put into question. Forbes and luxury case maker Nodus …
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This giant sunfish speciesIt’s hard to imagine that such massive fish could spend the better part of three centuries eluding scientists, but that’s exactly what happened. Known by some now as the Hoodwinker Sunfish, this... giant sunfish species was first detected a decade ago by Japanese researchers, who found genetic evidence of its existence near Australia. With confirmation of its existence, this marks …
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'The Emoji Movie' confirmsThe Emoji Movie has looked like a potential stain on humanity ever since it was first revealed. We're talking about a Pixels-level disaster, totally lacking in charm and humor and blowing what... theoretically could have been an amusing premise for an a...
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MIT-developed plugin makes CADA new computer-aided-design (CAD) plug-in could drastically improve products you use on a daily basis. Researchers from MIT and Columbia University say the tool will allow engineers to develop... prototypes in real-time. They claim its ease of use will...
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President Trump is Awake,At some point President Trump is going to forget about the 2016 election and Hillary Clinton's emails and turn his attention to the nation's business. But today is not that day. President Trump is... awake, angry, and tweeting. And you can probably guess the topic.
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The Morning After: Tuesday, July 25th 2017

Engadget - 25 Jul 2017 12:00
The Morning After: Tuesday,Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The big news in tech this morning? Microsoft's 32-year-old Paint program. Oh -- and we're expecting a new phone or two from Motorola. It's that kind of day.
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Chromebook Google Assistant isGoogle Assistant is almost in every notable Google product, from the Google Home, Android phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and at least one Android TV. Well, almost. The one remaining holdout is,... unsurprisingly, Chrome OS, Google’s desktop-like platform. Worry not, Chrome OS fans, you too will soon get your well-deserved AI assistant. And, no, it won’t be coming via a still …
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A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It's a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information,... allowing it to gather more information than conventi...
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MS Paint is not dead (yet), just moving

Slash Gear - 25 Jul 2017 11:01
MS Paint is not dead (yet),Microsoft was probably touched by the sudden outburst of love and passion coming from the creative community in support for Microsoft Paint, a.k.a. MS Paint, a.k.a. just Paint. A painting program that... is both loved and ridiculed, the program has been around for more than 30 years, acting as the default and sometimes only recourse of those who need a …
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OnePlus 5 ads start spammingOnePlus seems to love, nay, thrive in controversy. From its “Never Settle” battle cry, to its exclusive invite system, to its premature retirement of last year’s flagship, OnePlus seems to live... out the phrase “bad publicity is still publicity”. Just when you thought it was over, with a more or less “normal” launch of the OnePlus 5, here comes another …
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TiVo's voice-controlledThe TiVo peanut-style remote has only changed slightly over the years, but ZatzNotFunny points out that a new revision is close to release. Labeled S6V, this Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connected... remote popped up in FCC filings, while a clearer image...
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All-black BlackBerry KEYoneBlack is the new black again, somewhat. While new colors come and go, the classic look of black never goes out of fashion. Especially when it’s very shiny black. When the BlackBerry KEYone came out,... some fans were disappointed because black wasn’t put on the table. No, black with silver accents doesn’t count. There might be still some hope, though, …
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Tech Hunters: Opening up newYou have to hand it to Nintendo: the company knows how to change the way people play video games. As millions of gamers getting to grips with the Switch, which delivers A+ games on-the-go as well as... it does docked at home, many will remember the cons...
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Nikon working on next-gen D850Nikon has become a bit set in its ways, failing to compete with Sony, Fujifilm and others in the profitable mirrorless and high-end compact realm. For its 100th anniversary, the camera maker has no... intention of ceding the high-end professional market...
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Fairphone 1 no longerMany have tried to make the modular smarpthone dream come true, but they all did things differently. Project Ara was closest to that image of a modular phone, while both LG and Motorola interpreted... the dream more as modular addons. A less known variation was that of the Fairphone, which saw modularity as equivalent to repairability, where individual parts can …
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Bounce's Brown Sugar streamingThe Apple TV's selection of culture-specific streaming services just got a little larger. Bounce has launched its subscription video service on Apple's fourth-generation media hub, bringing a large... collection of movies and TV shows that star or or a...
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Unlocked Galaxy J3, J7 available this week

Slash Gear - 25 Jul 2017 03:49
Unlocked Galaxy J3, J7Even as it pushes its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships hard, Samsung knows too well that not everyone will want or can even afford one. It also knows that there is a subset of such consumers who care not... for the chains for carrier contracts. In an attempt to cover all its bases, Samsung is making available its Galaxy J3 …
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It's the beginning of the endWindows' Fall Creators Update will add a pack of new features to the platform, but it could also mark the beginning of the end for MS Paint. Microsoft has revealed in a list of removed and deprecated... features that it will stop actively developing the...
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SNES Classic preordersIf you preordered the SNES Classic from Walmart, take heed: Walmart is cancelling those preorders, leaving behind ample lamenting and gnashing of teeth. The company recently sold out of the models, as... preorders went quickly, and you’d be reasonable in expecting that to be the cause — that is, the lack of available units. It’s not, however, at least not …
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The Republican in Charge ofTexas Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican official in charge of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has now penned an editorial urging the public not to buy into "hysteria over carbon... dioxide," which he believes could actually be good for us.
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What's on TV: 'Shark Week,'It's summer, and that means it's time for Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Along with the usual specials, it also has Shark After Dark talks set up hosted by Chris Hardwick. In non-shark related news,... there's the second season of Community creator Dan...
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HTC U11 128GB preorders startThe HTC U11 has some fervent fans, but not everyone with their eye on the model has picked one up yet. If you’re counted among those people, HTC has some good news: you’ll be able to preorder the... 128GB version of the U11 in the United States starting tomorrow. Not interested? The company is also hoping to bring in some …
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Facebook's latest acquisitionFacebook might be rolling out even more tools for video creators, but it still has a pressing problem: Folks passing off other people's video content as their own. To fight that piracy, the social... giant has acquired Source3, a startup that will turn...
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From 2001 to Guardians of theEvery year, I make it a point to stop by the Mondo booth at San Diego Comic-Con as often as possible. No one at the entire convention releases as much exciting, vibrant, and exclusive pop culture art... over the course of four days--and 2017 was no exception.
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Olive Garden Backs Down FromFor three years, self-proclaimed Olive Garden connoisseur Vincent "Vino" Malone has used his blog All of Garden to share his love for the Italian-American restaurant chain. But last week he was bit by... the hand that feeds him when he received a cease-and-desist letter.
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