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Best Chromebooks (July 2018)

In May of 2011 the Chromebook line was first announced, immediately finding itself a target of mixed reception. Many felt a computer that was “limited to the web” would ultimately struggle to find a following, and yet despite this the Chromebooks market has exploded in recent years, espe...

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The best smart home hubs

Amazon Editor's PickWhat is a Smart Home — and why should you want one? What is a smart home? That seemingly simple question has many different answers, depending on who you ask. In short, a "smart home" is a residence equipped with a number of devices that automate tasks … It&rsqu...

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Replacing pills with a Band-Aid? Avro Life Science thinks there’s a patch for that

Shak Lakhani, the  21-year-old chief executive and co-founder of Avro Life Science, started researching biomaterials when he was 15 years old. Every summer and after school the teenager would travel nearly two hours by bus and train from the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Toronto where he lived...

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YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode is live for all US Android users

YouTube has confirmed that picture-in-picture mode — previously a paid-only feature — has now rolled out to all U.S. YouTube users on Android on supported devices. The feature, which works on Android 8.0 (Oreo) or higher, had been slowly rolling out to non-Premium subscribers since this...

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These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women: Part 1

For the last several years, we’ve compiled profiles of women founders and investors at the end of each year because they’ve either raised substantial amounts of money or otherwise achieved notable milestones. This year, we don’t want to wait until December. We’re too excited...

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New hinge API gives more hints about Microsoft’s 2-screen “Andromeda” device

Enlarge / The "Surface Phone" is speculated to be some kind of dual-screen device. (credit: Microsoft) We've seen from patent filings and leaked timelines that Microsoft seems to be working on a dual-screen handheld device codenamed Andromeda. Some new APIs found in the latest Windows 10 preview...

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Why Curie’s no Einstein: A subtle gender bias in science

Enlarge / Who's this? If your answer didn't include "Albert," you're pretty typical. (credit: Columbia University) When we talk about the most famous scientists, we're often on a last name basis. For figures like Darwin and Einstein, first names and even titles like "professor" seem irrelevant. W...

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LTE wireless connections used by billions aren’t as secure as we thought

(credit: BAZ Antennen) The Long Term Evolution mobile device standard used by billions of people was designed to fix many of the security shortcomings in the predecessor standard known as Global System for Mobile communications. Mutual authentication between end users and base stations and the us...

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Man’s creepy “upskirting” plan foiled when his shoe camera explodes

Enlarge (credit: Petar Milošević) A Wisconsin man's plan to use a shoe camera to take photographs up women's skirts was foiled this week when the battery exploded, injuring the man and causing him to rethink his pervy plan. “When the explosion happened, he got treatment for mino...

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Tesla opens orders to all US and Canadian Model 3 reservation holders

Enlarge (credit: Tesla) For people who put down a $1,000 deposit for a Tesla Model 3 as long as two years ago, the big day has arrived. Specifically, the day has arrived when they can give Tesla another $2,500 and then wait a few more months for their car to arrive. Days before the end of the sec...


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