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American Gadget News for 24 Sep 2020

Adobe Liquid Mode uses AI toWe live in a digital and mobile world but, ironically, many of the things we deal with still aren’t designed to fit both. Electronic documents that come in PDF form are one of the biggest offenders... and while there is no shortage of PDF reader apps for phones, actually reading them on small screens is an entirely different matter. To …
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Scientists find you'reDo you often feed your cat more than one time per day? If so, you may be unwittingly putting your cat’s health at risk, at least according to a new study from the University of Guelph’s Ontario... Veterinary College and Agricultural College. Because humans eat more than one time a day, it may seem natural to feed one’s pet multiple …
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YouTube already has a few election protection measures in place, like removing videos that encourage election meddling and banning claims that could mislead voters. Today, YouTube announced that it's... paying special attention to mail-in voting content...
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Blue Origin is set to launch its reusable New Shepard rocket on a suborbital mission today (September 24th) and test sensors for a vehicle that could one day land on the Moon. The NS-13 mission, using... a rocket that has already flown six times in a ro...
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Lenovo ThinkPads,While the year of the Linux Desktop remains a dream, awareness and adoption of this open source operating system has perhaps never been better. That’s partly thanks to companies like Canonical that... push Linux not only to businesses but also to consumers. The latter, however, would probably prefer not to have to install Linux themselves on their new laptops or …
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Last week the Commerce Department delayed plans to implement a ban that would prevent new downloads of the TikTok app by one week, pushing the deadline out to this coming Sunday as its owner... negotiated a deal with the government, Oracle and Walmart....
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PS4 and PS5 Spider-Man situation is a mess

Slash Gear - 24 Sep 2020 03:52
PS4 and PS5 Spider-ManAs if it needed even more negative attention, Sony’s PlayStation 5 might end up ruffling the feathers of a certain intersection of PS5 owners and Spider-Man’s fans. Marvel’s Spider-Man for the... PS4 has garnered mostly positive reviews and fans are looking forward to the Spider-Man: Miles Morales launch for both PlayStation generations. While it will, of course, be possible to …
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Attention, People of Illinois:With every passing day, Facebook gives us more evidence that it's incapable of running itself responsibly, and every day it faces zero consequences. The profits rise and the what-are-you-gonna-do... shrugs get more emphatic. But today is different. Today, some of you out there have a chance to cause the social network a...
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The 10 Best Deals of September 24, 2020

Gizmodo - 24 Sep 2020 22:00
Thursday's Best Deals | Kinja Deals
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Twitter's experiment that prompted people to read an article before tweeting it out has succeeded in getting more people to read before they tweet, the company said. The company has been testing the... feature since June, when it first started asking so...
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How to Figure Out if CorporateThe planet is in full-on meltdown, but the brands would like you to know it's OK. They will save us.
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Cambridge Analytica's former CEO has been banned from running another company in the United Kingdom for seven years. "Effective from 5 October 2020, Alexander Nix is disqualified for seven years from... acting as a director or directly or indirectly bec...
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Here's All the Weird ShitAmazon's hardware event today was unsurprisingly filled with new Echo devices that let you talk to Alexa without looking at an ugly puck. The new Echos are actually...kind of cute, with a spherical... design that evokes Disney's Epcot Center. But there was also an indoor spy drone, because why not? Let's dive into...
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Amazon Upgrades Eero RouterGiven the advantages the systems already offer in terms of speed and reliability, companies making mesh wireless networking hardware have been slow to jump on the wifi 6 bandwagon. Now, a year and a... half after acquiring Eero, Amazon's second update to its mesh networking system is finally introducing support for the...
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Amazon's Next-Gen Fire TVAmazon's annual products and services event is always a dizzying carousel of shiny new Alexa-enabled gadgets. But with services becoming a bigger focus for tech giants competing in the ever-crowded... streaming wars, it was a pretty safe bet that Amazon would have a couple of new Fire TV products in store.
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Soon You Can Ask Alexa toPrivacy is the big thing that gives people the heebie-jeebies when it comes to digital assistants like Alexa. But at Amazon's devices and services event today, the company announced it was expanding... privacy settings with regard to voice recordings.
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Amazon has announced Guard Plus, a premium version of its Guard service that turns Echo speakers and smart displays into home security devices. Guard Plus can try to deter potential intruders by... playing warning sounds like barking dogs and send you a...
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Ring's New Always Home Cam IsAmong an avalanche of new Echo and Ring devices announced by Amazon today, there's one that stuck out as a clear step towards our dystopian future: the Ring Always Home Cam.
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Amazon eero 6 mesh Wi-FiWith the Amazon eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi router, you’ll enjoy speeds like never before. In fact, this internet router supports Wi-Fi 6 in up to 1,500 square feet, and you can easily add extenders if... necessary. It provides you with..
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New Amazon Echo 4th-generationWhat was your previous Alexa speaker missing? A round shape and some extra tech. But that’s about to change with the New Amazon Echo 4th-generation smart speaker. Available in three fabric-covered... colors, this spherical speaker also offers better audio delivery..
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Amazon Echo Dot 4th-Gen smartThe most prominent difference between the latest Amazon Echo Dot 4th-Generation smart speakers and earlier models is its small shape and large orbs. These smart speakers feature an LED display that... you tap to snooze or create a fuller sound..
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As expected, Amazon just announced a new low-cost streaming media player. When the Fire TV Stick Lite becomes available later this month, it will set you back a mere $30. For that price, you get a... streaming device that supports Full HD playback with...
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Amazon Luna Is Stadia andAmazon has a game streaming service. It's been rumored for years now and it's finally here. Starting at $6 a month with early access, the new service--dubbed Luna+--will have Twitch integration, a... special channel just for Ubisoft games, and an optional controller that connects directly to the cloud.
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Luna is what happens when you take the subscription model of Prime Video, mash it up with Twitch, plug that into Amazon Web Services, and wrap it all in an Alexa-powered gamepad. In short, Luna is... Amazon's cloud gaming platform, and the latest rival...
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Amazon has revealed Luna, its cloud-gaming platform and the latest competitor to xCloud and Stadia. It goes live in early access this October, and sign-ups to receive an invite are available now (US... only at the moment). Luna will support Fire TV, PC,...
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