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Global Gadget News for 11 Sep 2019

Apple reveals iOS 13 andwatchOS and tvOS updates are also just around the corner.
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Poll: Slightly Over Half ofSlightly over half of people in the UK believe that if the Earth received communications from an extraterrestrial, then the human species should collectively act like huge dumbasses and respond,... according to a University of Oxford poll cited by Sky News on Tuesday.
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The corporate world isn't waiting around for Congress to get started on tougher data privacy laws. A group of 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable advocacy group, including tech companies like Amazon,... AT&T, IBM, Motorola and Qualcomm, have sent a...
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Google Nest Mini may soonToday a new Google Nest Mini appeared at the FCC, and with it, confirmation of Google’s continue expansion to every room in your home. Google has a plan with Google Assistant – that plan is to... cover your entire world in Google-made natural voice smart assistant coverage, wall to wall, environment to environment. Google already has a first-gen Google Home …
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Razer is jumping into the crowded world of iPhone cases, but with (what else?) a decidedly gaming-oriented twist. The company's newly introduced Arctech and Arctech Slim rely on a custom-developed... Thermaprene material and perforations to transfer he...
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Storm Area 51 Event inThe asinine and poorly planned so-called Alienstock that was slated to take place next week appears close to disaster after the person behind the viral "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us"... Facebook joke post that inspired it said he was pulling out of the event.
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The first Samsung Galaxy S11 leaks are here

Slash Gear - 11 Sep 2019 23:57
The first Samsung Galaxy S11Today we’re taking a peek at the first of what’ll likely be a long line of teasers, leaks, and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S11 for 2020. This device will replace the Samsung Galaxy S10 and... Galaxy S10 Plus, devices that were first released in March of 2019. In the year 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S11 line of phones will …
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In what's become a seemingly annual tradition for Google's Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 4 has appeared in its first pre-release hands-on. And not one just but two. The first comes courtesy of... Vietnamese YouTube channel AnhEm TV, and it corroborates a...
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Does Apple TV+ Need to Be Good?

Gizmodo - 11 Sep 2019 23:50
Does Apple TV+ Need to BeWith Apple's annual September event this year, we finally have answers around what its Netflix streaming contender will look like at launch: sparse in offerings and incredibly cheap--if not altogether... free. But before we write it off entirely, Apple's TV+ foray into streaming may be smarter than it reads at first...
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Coaxing out the best valueAs of launch time for the iPhone 11, Apple’s entire Apple Store-based iPhone sales lineup has shifted. To look at Apple’s iPhone collection right now is to decide between several different... generations, prices, specs, colors, and future-proofing software promises. Today we’re looking at the most important factors which a future new iPhone owner should consider. When iPhone 11 becomes a …
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NASA finds first super-EarthNASA has announced that for the first time, Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an exoplanet with water vapor that exists within the habitable zone of its star. The exoplanet has been named K2-18b... and it is located outside of our solar system. Because the planet’s atmosphere contains water vapor and it’s located within the habitable zone, there may be bodies …
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Inside Volkswagen's all-electric ID.3

Engadget - 11 Sep 2019 23:05
While the exterior of a car is important (no one wants to drive an ugly car), the interior is where you spend most of your time. While the powertrain (electric) and design (a smoother Golf) of the... ID.3 are what people initially think of when they see...
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6 Obscure Fairy Tales From theWe get it: Hansel and Gretel is scary. It's about two kids who find a witch's gingerbread cottage and--depending on what version you're looking at--are either killed, escape, or become witch hunters... played by Gemma Arterton and that guy who had a social networking app. But after seeing the trailer for Gretel & Hansel,...
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Gamers will go for the gold next summer in Tokyo, but not in the Olympics. Intel has announced it will host an esports tournament in Tokyo during the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics. Players will compete... in Street Fighter V and Rocket League for a price...
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Opioid Ghouls at Purdue PharmaPurdue Pharma, the Oxycontin manufacturer that largely fueled the opioid crisis, reached a tentative settlement with attorneys representing municipalities, states, and tribes across the country,... according to reports from the Washington Post and New York Times.
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Final Fantasy VII Remake's TGSOut of all the upcoming video games, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake is unquestionably one of the most anticipated. By the time the first episode releases in March 2020, it will have been... nearly five years since the remake was first revealed, as as we inch ever closer to release day, Square Enix has been sharing more footage from …
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Uber To California: Make Us

Gizmodo - 11 Sep 2019 22:12
Uber To California: Make UsAB5, the California bill that would codify a state Supreme Court ruling putting in place a strict test for whether a worker classifies as an independent contractor and has potentially profound... implications on the ridehail industry, is awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom's signature to become law. But that is unlikely to...
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Are You the Pro That Apple'sThe new iPhone 11 looks like a great device. It's got a new dual-camera system that can zoom out and take ultra-wide photos. The device sports an all new ultra-powerful A13 Bionic processor, which... Apple says is the best in the industry. The iPhone 11 even comes in fun new colors, including one that looks like seafoam...
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Exercise and low-calorie dietsExercising while eating a low-calorie diet may have a negative effect on bone health, according to a new study out of the University of North Carolina Health Care. Unlike in cases of exercise without... calorie restriction, eating fewer calories while exercising was found to cause a substantial increase in the amount of fat in bone marrow, something associated with lowered …
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Watching this week's Apple event gave me a sense of deja vu. With every new feature the iPhone maker announced, I felt like shouting something along the lines of "The Simpsons already did it!" It felt... as if everything Apple was doing was a riff on so...
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The 10 Best Deals of September 11, 2019

Gizmodo - 11 Sep 2019 21:54
The 10 Best Deals of SeptemberWe see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.
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We've seen people turn neural networks to almost everything from drafting pickup lines to a new Harry Potter chapter, but it turns out classic text adventure games may be one of the best fits for AI... yet. This latest glimpse into what artificial intel...
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AMD improves real-world boostThe extra 25-50MHz boost speed probably means less than the lower idle, really.
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Some toys may appear on Amazon without being vetted for safety. According to a CNBC report, multiple third-party sellers say they were only asked for proof of safety compliance weeks after their... products were listed for sale. While the practice might...
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We need to talk about the BMW Concept 4

Slash Gear - 11 Sep 2019 21:18
We need to talk about the BMWNobody can say BMW’s latest cars have been forgettable in their styling. The German automaker brought along the gleaming BMW Concept 4 to the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 this week, and instantly... divided opinion about whether its oversized snout was a stroke of design genius or a nasal abomination. The traditional BMW kidney grille is “distinctive,” to use BMW’s somewhat …
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