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American Gadget News for 2 Mar 2021

OnePlus Nord finally getsAlthough not really its flagship brand, the OnePlus Nord was definitely one of the company’s highlights last year. It came at an opportune time when people were looking towards mid-range phones due... to a pandemic and a global economic crisis. The phone also came just months before Google rolled out Android 11 to the masses, which meant that owners of …
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Galaxy S21 Ultra DxOMark scoreAlthough it isn’t exactly terrible, Samsung’s performance in the mobile photography department can be described as inconsistent at best. It does take great photos and videos but, at least as far... as DxOMark is concerned, it simply isn’t the best by a long shot. Every new generation of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships are expected to bring improvements …
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James Webb Space Telescope hitNASA says the James Webb Space Telescope reached multiple milestones in February, paving the way for its launch this upcoming fall season. The milestones included the final functional performance... tests, which were conducted at Northrop Grumman’s California location. Assuming everything goes according to schedule, the telescope should launch in October. According to NASA, the work performed last month comprised the …
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Markforged, a 3D PrintingIndustrial 3D printing pioneer Markforged is gearing up to go public after a newly-announced merger deal with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) one.
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NASA's Experimental ElectricLooking every bit like a winged tube of toothpaste, NASA's X-57 Maxwell experimental plane sits in a hanger at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The is NASA's first crewed experimental plane in 20... years; it runs solely on electric power, an agency first, and it's about to undergo high-voltage functional testing...
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Volvo will only sell electric cars by 2030, ending gas- and diesel-engine sales sooner than other major automakers, the company announced. It also plans to eliminate dealerships and move EV sales... online in an effort to develop direct relationships wi...
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Epson's new smart glasses getEpson is launching a new set of augmented reality glasses, with the Moverio BT-40 and BT-40S promising a bigger field of view and much higher resolution. Targeting enterprise applications – though... not averse to tech-hungry consumers – the new AR eyewear can either be connected directly to a smartphone, or plug into Epson’s new Android mini-computer. Compared to the old …
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Google's augmented reality animals and other virtual 3D objects in Search could look more realistic on the Pixel 4 and 4 XL in the coming days. The Google Play Services for AR app, which unlocks... experiences built using the tech giant's ARCore...
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The Top Shelf all-accessInstantly access all your camera gear with the Top Shelf all-access camera bag by Bevis Gear. The Top Shelf keeps everything organized and secure inside, providing you with access to your gear at the... click of a button. Customizable dividers..
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This week is a major one for streaming releases, as ViacomCBS launches Paramount+, and its competitors flood the channel with originals. Amazon Prime has its Coming to America sequel premiering this... week, Netflix already released a Notorious B.I.G. d...
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Google TV app to includeJust like with its messaging platforms, Google hasn’t exactly been consistent about its digital media ecosystems. Google News was once Google Play Newsstand which was once Google Play Magazines and... Google Currents combined. Google Play Music was supplanted by YouTube Music and now the Google Play Movies & TV app has been renamed Google TV, which is different from the …
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Steam Remote Play TogetherGaming can be an intensely social activity, despite stereotypes, but most of the interactions among gamers happen online these days. There are video games that are meant to be played together with a... small band of friends, often over a local network. COVID-19 restrictions have made it harder to get together for local multiplayer games and some friends might not …
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ASUS ROG Phone 5 might haveHow much RAM do you need for a smartphone? Disregarded the old joke about 640KB of RAM for PCs in the late 80s, smartphone memory seems to have stalled at 12GB in the past year or so with very few... exceptions. That said, it seems that high-end smartphones are ready to push the envelope again with the ROG PHone 5 …
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Apps Are Birth Control Now

Gizmodo - 2 Mar 2021 03:44
Apps Are Birth Control NowExhausted and disoriented, I arrive tempest-tossed on the shores of our dystopia to tell you the good news: Apps are birth control now.
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NVIDIA SHIELD TV SmartThingsA smart home hub is only as useful as the number of languages it can speak. Given the number of disparate smart home platforms available today, it pays to either understand all those or at least have... the ability to learn to communicate with other smart home products. That was practically what the SmartThings Link USB dongle did for the …
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It's only been a couple of weeks Netflix and Valve revealed a teaser trailer for the anime series based on Valve's hit game Dota 2, but now they're back with a longer trailer showing off more of the... characters and story elements. As we...
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Jack Dorsey, the CEO of both Twitter and Square, tweeted today that the "Bank now open." What he's referring to is that now, about a year after receiving FDIC approval, Square Financial Services has... begun operations. Operating as a subs...
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Fortnite v15.50 update arrivesEpic has officially announced Fortnite update version 15.50, one that will arrive early tomorrow morning with at least a couple of notable changes in tow. As expected, downtime will start at 4 AM ET... — and as has been the trend lately, Epic has given a preview of what players can anticipate. Once upon a time, Epic provided Fortnite update …
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Among the many other games that came out on Steam last Friday was a title called The Sinking City. In normal circumstances, it wouldn't have stood out. It's a game from 2019 that earned mostly average... reviews. However, its developer, a studio named F...
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Biden Warns Amazon to StopJoe Biden has effectively endorsed ongoing unionization efforts at an Amazon facility in the state of Alabama and warned the e-commerce giant that its efforts to shut down the drive must involve "no... intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda."
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Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19Johnson & Johnson received an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for its Janssen COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend. With that milestone achieved, the company is now authorized to distribute its... single-shot vaccine for administration, giving the US a third vaccine product to ramp up its vaccination efforts. How will the Janssen shot be rolled out? Prior to its EUA …
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Primates Appeared AlmostA formation famous for producing T. rex fossils has now yielded the oldest evidence of primates in the fossil record, in what is being hailed a significant discovery.
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