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Review: Chrome’s Vega Transit Brief makes your work commute a little less uncool

You’re either a Chrome bag person or you’re not. And if you’re not a Chrome bag person, it might be time to give the newly Portland-based bag maker another look. I’ve been a fan of Chrome Industries bags for a long time, but over the years I’ve only owned two: the disco...

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Personal finance startup SmartAsset raises $28M

I first wrote about SmartAsset nearly six years ago, when it launched its first product, a tool allowing prospective homebuyers to analyze the rent vs. buy decision and to see what kind of home they could actually afford. According to co-founder and CEO Michael Carvin, “On the consumer side, o...

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Anchor brings podcast creation and editing to the iPad

Following its relaunch earlier this year as a podcast creation platform, Anchor today is bringing its suite of mobile podcasting tools to the iPad. Like its iPhone counterpart, the iPad version of Anchor lets you record, edit, then distribute your podcast anywhere, including iTunes and Google Play...

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Jurassic World Evolution review: Genetic dead ends

Enlarge / She does, in fact, eat the goat. (credit: Frontier Developments) Jurassic World might just be the worst movie I ever paid money to see. It wasted a perfectly fine premise (rich people doubling down on past mistakes for profit) on a soulless, oddly sadistic “adventure” that w...

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Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | skaman306) Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently urged all...

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Microsoft’s new diverse avatar editor represents more body types, disabilities

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) In its E3 presentation last year, Microsoft announced that it was making a major overhaul to the Xbox avatar system. The goal of the new system is to make the avatars much more representative, showcasing not just our style and tastes, but also our body types, disabilit...

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More than one in three drivers doesn’t know when their tires are bald

Enlarge (credit: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The most important safety feature on your car isn’t its airbag or even the seat belts—it’s the tires. This should be obvious; those four round black things are the only part of the vehicle to actually touch the road, after...

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Gallery: Take a tour of E3’s video game theme park

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is a chance for the gaming press and industry to get an early peek at some of the best games of the coming months. But E3 also serves as a sort of video game-based theme park, with colorful and entertaining b...

Computing

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X leaks out as a 32-core, 64-thread processor

AMD teased and benchmarked their forthcoming 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation processor and now it seems the chip has leaked out in full.HKEPC claims to have gotten an exclusive look at AMD’s flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990X processor - which, according to the Chinese publication, co...

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How Corsair brought innovation to the world’s biggest PC case

The Corsair Obsidian 1000D is, hands down, one of the biggest and baddest PC cases to come out in recent years. With room for two complete systems, up to five graphics cards, two 480mm radiators in front and another 420mm up top, there’s no other chassis on the market that can hold more compon...


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