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Verizon LG G6 is the first variant to get Oreo, rolling out now!

The Verizon LG G6 (or the LG G6 ThinQ, if you’re into that sort of thing) shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat. LG skipped the Android 7.1 Nougat update, instead opting to go straight to Android 8.0 Oreo. Well, that day has come – for Verizon users, anyway. Starting today, via Droid Life,&nb...

Tech

Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs

Enlarge / The Ariane 5 rocket launches in April, 2018. (credit: Ariane Group) The France-based Ariane Group is the primary contractor for the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, and it has also begun developing the Ariane 6 rocket. The firm has a reliable record—indeed, NASA chose the Ariane 5 booster...

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Buick’s Smart Driver explains why my gas mileage sucks—and my editor’s doesn’t

Enlarge (credit: Buick) Everyone thinks they're a good driver. Despite this, the annual death toll on our roads keeps going up—despite ever-safer vehicles—and human error is to blame for 97 percent of all fatal crashes. Bad driving isn't just about crashes, though; racing from stoplig...

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Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China’s App Store

Enlarge (credit: ymgerman / Getty Images News) A new group of apps in China's App Store is facing scrutiny from Apple. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker is curtailing apps with CallKit framework due to a "newly enforced regulation" from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and...

Tech

MegaBots’ Eagle Prime was born to smash anything in its path

Enlarge / Meet Eagle Prime, your new robotic overlord. (credit: Chris Schodt) OAKLAND, Calif.—As far as mass entertainment goes, giant robots smashing each other should be a sure bet. Turns out, there are a lot of kinks to work out first. On Sunday, MegaBots, a Hayward, California-base...

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Medicines were tainted with pesticides in sloppy drug facility, FDA warns

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Kerry Sheridan) A drug manufacturer used the same uncleaned equipment to make pesticides as it did several human drugs, according to a warning letter released by the Food and Drug Administration. The result was that at least two medicines were contaminated with pesticides...

Computing

Nvidia quietly launches a new graphics card

While we’re all waiting for new graphics cards to drop this year, Nvidia has quietly introduced a new 3GB version of its existing GeForce GTX 1050.We never expected a new addition to Nvidia’s Maxwell family so late in the game, but on paper the new GTX 1050 3GB looks surprisingly good. T...

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How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates Online

Mortgage rates are complex. And figuring out how to get the best rate is even more so. But with the right tools and a solid understanding of how mortgage rates work, you can find the best rates online.This guide is available to download as a free PDF. Download How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates Onl...

Tech

Explore the World’s Natural Wonders With Google Earth’s Geography Quiz

Remember when Google Earth Pro used to cost a mind-boggling $400? Google now offers it for free, turning an already beloved product into our go-to method for learning more about Earth and its geographic treasures. If you love geography and the wonders of the world, then take this opportunity to expl...

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How to Keep Your Mobile Browsing Private

There are plenty of ways your browser can compromise your privacy, but there are a few precautions you can take when using popular mobile browsers on the go. While none of these precautions are completely foolproof, they do offer a little more control over how sites track you and what information is...


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