October 7, 2022
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Acer’s AMD-powered Swift Edge laptop is a gentle reminder of the Intel tax 

Team Red — The AMD-based Swift Edge is bigger and OLED-ier than the Intel-based Swift ultralight. Scharon Harding – Oct 7, 2022 4:30 am UTC Enlarge / Acer announced the Swift Edge laptop today. Acer Acer’s Swift Edge clamshell announced today is a gentle reminder of the so-called Intel tax. The PC offers a larger […]

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Now you can order the Steam Deck (and its dock) without a reservation

Handheld PC Gaming — Plus, SteamOS 3.3.2 claims to improve the experience with third-party docks. Samuel Axon – Oct 6, 2022 9:42 pm UTC A render of the Steam Deck Docking Station. A photo of Steam Decks ready to ship, from a community update by Valve. The Steam Deck’s long-delayed official dock is now available […]

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Linux 5.19.2 kernel can flicker and damage screens on some Intel GPU laptops

The Flickering Edge — Power sequence bugs cause damaging flickers on built-in displays. Update now. Kevin Purdy – Oct 6, 2022 5:36 pm UTC Enlarge / It’s not specific to Framework, but a number of Framework-owning Linux enthusiasts saw a kernel quirk set their screens flickering this week, potentially with lasting damage. Andrew Cunningham For […]

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Google shows off the Pixel Tablet dock—it doubles as a smart display

Hopefully they mean “Early 2023” — The hardware looks just like a smart display, but the software is different. Ron Amadeo – Oct 6, 2022 4:13 pm UTC The Pixel Tablet in the magnetic dock. The tablet floating above the dock. You can see the pogo pins on the dock. Google Fully docked. Nope, that’s […]

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‘The Federal Reserve is doing a bad job’: Economist Steve Hanke

/ Shows / People & Profit Issued on: 06/10/2022 – 17:35 12:38 PEOPLE & PROFIT © FRANCE 24 Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says he won’t cause a deep recession but that “pain” is necessary to fight inflation. To curb the largest price increases in four decades, the US Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates this year. “The Fed is […]

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The Pixel Watch is official, with an eye-popping $349/$399 price tag

You guys know an Apple Watch SE is $250, right? — Google prices itself way above Apple and Samsung, with slower hardware. Ron Amadeo – Oct 6, 2022 2:45 pm UTC The Pixel Watch colors, and their default bands. There are three watch body colors here: black, silver, and gold. The back. There are sensors […]

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Google’s Pixel 7 is official, with wider 17-country rollout

Not to be confused with the Nexus 7 — They get aluminum camera bars and a “gen 2” Tensor chip that hasn’t changed much. Ron Amadeo – Oct 6, 2022 2:45 pm UTC Enlarge / The Pixel 7 Pro colors. The gold one on the end is called “hazel.” Google The Google Pixel 7 and […]

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IoT Harmony? What Matter and Thread really mean for your smart home

What’s the Matter — An explainer on how Matter and Thread work and how they might actually help. Kevin Purdy – Oct 6, 2022 2:37 pm UTC Enlarge / Matter promises to make smart home devices work with any control system you want to use, securely. This marketing image also seems to promise an intriguing […]

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Meta Rethinks the Philosophy of the Facebook Feed

When I tell Facebook I want to see more or less of something, does that mean I’m telling it, for instance, that I don’t want to see politics? For now, the feature acts mostly on the author of the content. But we are looking at ways to also consider other signals and start asking, “OK, […]

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The Hottest Startups in London

Despite the Covid epidemic, Brexit disruption, and Westminster’s never-ending political drama, the success of London’s tech scene continues unabated. According to a report by Startup Genome, London remains the second-best place in the world to launch a startup, after Silicon Valley. Last year, London attracted $11.3 billion in tech investment—more than double Berlin and Paris […]

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