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American Gadget News for 4 Dec 2020

Rollable phones could giveAlthough Samsung (or actually Royale) started it last year, it was only really this year that foldable phones truly took off, with the more mature Galaxy Z Flip 2 and the Motorola Razr 5G. But even... before the seemingly futuristic smartphone can really take hold of the market, it seems that another unconventional design might be arriving next year. Depending …
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iPhone users can now textIf you can’t or simply don’t want to talk to your Alexa assistant, you’ll soon be able to text it instead. Amazon quietly rolled out the feature to iPhone users, enabling them to fire off a text... message to their assistant rather than using voice to communicate with the speaker. Not everyone has access to the feature at this time, …
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Twitter Shelves ThreadedRead more...
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Fortnite Season 5 has a godThe latest and possibly greatest Fortnite season has just released and players have already discovered a ‘god mode’ bug, one that makes players both invisible and invincible. This certainly... isn’t the first god-mode bug we’ve seen in the battle royale hit, and as with before, players should be careful how they take advantage of it. Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season …
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Disney's Neo Smartwatch forDisney and Vodafone have teamed up to launch Neo, a smartwatch for kids that features some iconic Disney characters, like Minnie Mouse, Elsa, and Buzz Lightyear. But the watch's biggest headliner is... none other than Grogu. You know, The Child? Baby Yoda! Grogu's appearance on the watch basically makes it a fancier...
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Airbnb Adds Restrictions toI'm sure we're all itching to welcome in the new year after the ungodly slog of 2020--how is it possible that March feels like just yesterday and 17 lifetimes ago at the same time?--but we still need... to celebrate responsibly. The number of daily new covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths just hit an all-time high...
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There's a new robocall scheme that uses Apple's and Amazon's name to rip people off, and the Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to raise awareness about it. The FTC has posted two versions... of the scam on its website, so people would know w...
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Galaxy S21 S Pen must-haveThere is no shortage of talk about the death of the Galaxy Note line next year and most of those revolve around one or two “facts”. Samsung is undoubtedly grooming the Galaxy Z Fold series to... eventually take its place but perhaps more significant is how the Galaxy S21 will reportedly gain its signature feature, the Wacom-powered S Pen. That …
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As part of its ongoing onslaught on gaming accessories, Razer has built a number of headsets, headphones and even earbuds. Following up on its stellar Opus over-hear headphones that debuted this... spring, the company is expanding its earbuds lineup wit...
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Razer Hammerhead True WirelessThis week we gave audio a go with the new Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro earbuds. This pair of earbuds represents another door through which Razer walks into the realm of “the leading global... lifestyle brand for gamers.” The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro earbuds are the most extravagant iteration of the truly wireless earbuds made by Razer thus far. …
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Razer's Latest WirelessEarlier this year, Razer, a brand synonymous with gaming accessories, proved its hardware isn't just for gamers when it introduced its Opus wireless headphones that offered a Sony-like experience for... just $200. As a follow-up, the company is updating its Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds with a new Pro version that...
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Razer introduced a compact modular gaming PC called the Tomahawk at CES earlier this year with hopes of targeting gamers and people who want to get started on building their own computers. While the... PC's original Q1 2020 release date didn't happen --...
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Best Cases for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

Slash Gear - 4 Dec 2020 04:48
Best Cases for iPhone 12 andThis year Apple unleashed four all-new iPhone models in varying colors and sizes. No matter which one you choose, you'll want a case to keep your phone safe. While the iPhone 12 Pro has a new ceramic... shield display and a rugged stainless steel design, it's still fragile enough that you'll want protection from daily wear and tear. So, here's …
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Companies connect with their customers online and rely on the data those interactions generate to make smarter business decisions. One of the most popular tools marketing professionals use to make... sense of all that data is Google Analytics. Those hop...
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Blackcurrant berries have aA type of dark berry called blackcurrant has been found to have a noticeable impact on blood sugar and insulin after meals — and that’s with very limited quantities, according to the new study.... Though this isn’t the first study to find health benefits associated with blackcurrants, the University of Eastern Finland study has found that it only takes a …
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If you recently picked up a pair of Bose's QuietComfort or Sport Earbuds, you've probably noticed you can't adjust the volume by tapping on your new headphones. That was one of our major gripes with... the former when we got a chance to review them. Tha...
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AMC Is Pissed

Gizmodo - 4 Dec 2020 02:00
AMC Is PissedFollowing an announcement by Warner Bros. that its 2021 slate of movies will all debut on HBO Max at the same time they open theatrically, AMC claims WarnerMedia is attempting to boost the success of... its streaming service at the expense of beleaguered theater chains.
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Feds Claim the Patriot ActLetters produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and obtained by the New York Times show that the U.S. government has interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act as giving it the... power to monitor who visits certain websites and when, with minimal oversight.
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YouTube users will now see aYouTube is back with another update on its effort to reduce hate speech on the platform, revealing that users will soon see a prompt before commenting that reminds them to be respectful. The warning... will appear if YouTube’s system detects that you may be about to publish a hateful comment, the idea being that you’ll have a chance to rethink …
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Bigot Livestreamers Tore DownA young racist foursome, apparently threatened by our lord and savior Zotar, tore down the California monolith and replaced it with a wooden cross last night. As Motherboard first reported,... CultureWarCriminal broadcast the triumph on the gamer streaming platform DLive. They tore it down just hours after its discovery...
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If you were hoping to play Destiny 2's next-gen update the moment it becomes available on December 8th, you may end up waiting. In a post detailing the game's upcoming version 3.0.1 update, Bungie... said Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 owners will ne...
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Experts warn of cyberattackIBM security experts have discovered cyber threats targeting the COVID-19 vaccine, specifically the critical ‘cold chain’ system necessary to preserve the vaccine doses when stored and... transported. The cyber attack involves a phishing campaign, according to the researchers, with the unknown entity behind the threats specifically targeting ‘key global organizations’ and business executives. The findings come from a threat intelligence …
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Google Maps' new 'CommunityThere's also a new bookmarks tab and a new Street View capture mode.
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Two of BioWare's oldest and most well-known employees are leaving the studio. On Thursday, EA announced that both Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah have decided to retire. For Hudson, this is his second... departure from BioWare. After working on all three o...
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Private Verizon CustomerVerizon customers who normally use the company's online chat system to sort out issues with their service might want to stop for the time being. A glitch is leaking personal information--addresses,... phone numbers, and sometimes accounts numbers--in other customers' chat windows.
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