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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...

Hardware

Anker Soundcore Flare

Anker has a history of making excellent budget wireless speakers. While we weren’t entirely impressed with the Anker SoundCore 2’s sound, we couldn’t be too mad since the speaker was so affordable. So what happens if you can stretch your budget a bit more to $60 (£70, ab...

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How to Turn Off Smart Replies in the New Gmail

Google has added the new “Smart Reply” feature to its Gmail service on Android and iOS, and it works by scanning emails as you receive them, then suggesting pre-formulated responses that might be helpful. For example, if you get an invitation to a birthday party, the automated response m...

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How to Auto-Toggle Windows 10 Dark Mode at Night

If you spend a lot of time in front of your computer screen, chances are you suffer from a certain degree of computer eye strain. Fortunately, there are a few settings you can change in Windows 10 to mitigate the impact of a bright screen on your eyes, and one of those settings is Dark Mode. What Is...

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Protect Your Online Privacy with a CyberGhost VPN Lifetime Subscription

With net neutrality gone for good and Facebook’s methods now plain to see, online privacy is under threat like never before. Most experts recommend you use a VPN to cover your tracks, and CyberGhost is one of the best providers around. You can currently get a lifetime subscription for $84.99...


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