August 17, 2022
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Amazon studio plans lighthearted show of Ring surveillance footage

Nice Ring to it? — Company with notable footage-sharing issues wants to do it more, but funny. Kevin Purdy – Aug 11, 2022 10:13 pm UTC Enlarge / Amazon’s combining its endless reach with its constant surveillance—but for laughs. Getty Images For some people, the term “Ring Nation” might evoke a warrantless surveillance dystopia overseen […]

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Sonos delays its hotly anticipated Sub Mini after a rough financial quarter

Smart Audio — The Sub Mini was expected any day, but it’s been pushed back. Samuel Axon – Aug 11, 2022 8:25 pm UTC Enlarge / The current-model Sonos Sub. The Sub Mini would be smaller and have a cylindrical shape. Sonos The launch of the Sub Mini—an anticipated addition to Sonos’ connected audio lineup—appears […]

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Intel tests show its Arc A750 GPU beating an RTX 3060, if only you could buy one

possibly promising — A750 will be less competitive in older games, but it will all come down to price. Andrew Cunningham – Aug 11, 2022 6:15 pm UTC Enlarge / Intel’s as-yet-unreleased Arc A750 Limited Edition card. The “Limited Edition” GPUs appear to be reference models along the lines of Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition cards and […]

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2022 Moto Razr gets big price drop, 144 Hz display, flagship SoC

Cheaper is good — The new Razr looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Ron Amadeo – Aug 11, 2022 5:30 pm UTC The new Moto Razr. Motorola Folded and unfolded. Motorola The front display shows these mini-apps. Motorola That big Razr chin is gone, and now the phone has an essentially consistent […]

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Meta’s flailing Portal repurposed as a wireless portable monitor

Duet Display to the rescue — Ahead of a rumored shift to businesses, the video-calling device broadens its appeal. Scharon Harding – Aug 11, 2022 4:24 pm UTC Meta’s Portal displays have always felt pretty niche. The 10- to 14-inch screens were heavily marketed as video-calling devices for apps like Facebook Messenger and Zoom. Even […]

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This Man Built His Own ISP. Now He’s Getting $2.6M to Expand It

Jared Mauch, the Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home internet provider because he couldn’t get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is expanding with the help of $2.6 million in government money. When we wrote about Mauch in January 2021, he was providing service to about 30 rural homes, including his own, with his […]

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Meta Just Happens to Expand Messenger’s End-to-End Encryption

A Nebraska woman and her 17-year-old daughter are facing felony and misdemeanor charges related to allegedly performing an abortion after 20 weeks, which has long been illegal in the state, and concealing a fetus. Reports from the Lincoln Journal Star and Motherboard revealed this week that law enforcement collected evidence for the charges in part […]

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Smiling Dogs? Horses Made of Clouds? Captcha Has Gone Too Far

However, after several decades, it appears as if captcha’s dominance over the internet could be waning. Apple has decided to give the technology the boot, and its impact on things like email analytics and ad tracking have already had an impact. At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, the company announced it would be […]

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Amazon begins large-scale rollout of palm print-based payments

Biometrics — The technology has drawn scrutiny from privacy activists and politicians. Samuel Axon – Aug 10, 2022 8:14 pm UTC Enlarge / A customer uses a palm print reader in this promotional image for Amazon One. Amazon will expand its Amazon One palm print checkout system to dozens of Whole Foods locations, marking the […]

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LG’s 97-inch vibrating OLED TV claims to offer 5.1 audio without speakers

OLED EX — LG Display says new OLED panel is brighter and more euphonious than rivals. Scharon Harding – Aug 10, 2022 5:20 pm UTC LG Display has shown off some interesting ideas as it looks to change the way OLED panels work, from positing bizarre form factors to addressing dimmer brightness levels compared to LED alternatives. […]

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