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The 10 best fitness trackers of 2019, discounted for Black Friday

The 10 best fitness trackers of 2019, discounted for Black Friday

We highly recommend the Fitbit Versa 2 for a wide variety of styles and uses, including automatic activity tracking, on-screen workouts, Fitbit Pay, music storage, and so much more. It’s no wonder that Fitbit...

How many Amazon Echoes do you need for your home?

How many Amazon Echoes do you need for your home?

Best answer: It depends on the size of your house, but three or four well-placed Echo speakers should give you decent coverage with Alexa throughout most homes. The choice then comes down to where...

Security: FOSS Updates, OpenSUSE/Tumbleweed Updates and New Book "System Administration Ethics"

Security: FOSS Updates, OpenSUSE/Tumbleweed Updates and New Book "System Administration Ethics"

Security updates for Friday Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (linux-hardened), Debian (fribidi), Gentoo (oniguruma, openssh/openssh, openssl, and pump), Mageia (chromium-browser-stable, expat, firefox, freetds, proftpd, python, thunderbird, and unbound), Oracle (sudo), Scientific...

The World’s First Gattaca Baby Tests Are Finally Here

The World’s First Gattaca Baby Tests Are Finally Here

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called “23andMe, but on embryos.”...

Roku puts a remote on your wrist with new Apple Watch app

Roku puts a remote on your wrist with new Apple Watch app

The Roku remote is coming to your wrist. The company announced today the launch of an Apple Watch app that lets you control your Roku device, including Roku media players and select Roku TVs,...

[GNOME] Sprint 6: new Calendar icon, Flatpak portals in To Do, Privacy panel

[GNOME] Sprint 6: new Calendar icon, Flatpak portals in To Do, Privacy panel

GNOME Settings, on the other hand, received some large chunks of cleanup! Thanks to Robert Ancell, the Network panel is in the process of being cleaned up to match modern practices, such as GtkTemplate...

Giveaway Week – Particle Mesh IoT Development Kit

Giveaway Week – Particle Mesh IoT Development Kit

In early 2018, Particle introduced three nRF52840 Bluetooth 5 boards, also supporting the company’s Particle Mesh technology, and selling for as low as $9. Later that year, the company send me… Source

China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut

China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut

36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday. The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to slash the size of its offering from 3.6 million...

Games and Graphics: Mainframe Defenders, Proton, NVIDIA 390.132 Linux Driver and More

Games and Graphics: Mainframe Defenders, Proton, NVIDIA 390.132 Linux Driver and More

Mainframe Defenders, retrofuturistic squad-based strategy now has a Linux demo Mainframe Defenders from Old Byte Apps is an in-development retro take on a squad-based strategy roguelike. They just announced today that they’ve now added...

Fedora 31 and Fedora Program Management

Fedora 31 and Fedora Program Management

Fedora 31 : The new Fedora 31 Linux distro. I tested today the new Fedora 31. This new Fedora comes with many features. One is the Toolbox tool that offers a familiar RPM-based environment...

How to Use the Google Translate App Like a Pro

How to Use the Google Translate App Like a Pro

Initially, Google Translate was a Web version for desktop devices, but all that has changed, as you can use the mobile app to translate whatever you want while on the go from your smartphone....

‘Platinum’ Hacking Group Strikes Again With Complex Titanium Backdoor To Windows

‘Platinum’ Hacking Group Strikes Again With Complex Titanium Backdoor To Windows

Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Securelist: Platinum is one of the most technologically advanced APT actors with a traditional focus on the APAC region. During recent analysis we discovered Platinum using a new...

GIF Site Gfycat Announces Mass Deletions, Threatens Archive Team With Lawsuit

GIF Site Gfycat Announces Mass Deletions, Threatens Archive Team With Lawsuit

Gfycat is threatening to sue Archive Team for archiving the site’s old, anonymously-posted images that are marked for deletion. Gfycat’s CEO, Dan McEleney, says archiving the memes it hosts is a “denial of service...

Six Arrested For Selling Chinese Gear To Military As ‘Made In America’

Six Arrested For Selling Chinese Gear To Military As ‘Made In America’

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In August 2018, an Air Force service member noticed something strange about a body camera being used by security personnel at an Air Force base:...

Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers

Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers

“We will make decisions that hurt the business if they help people’s well-being and health” says Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri. To that end, next week Instagram will expand its test of hiding Like counts...

Overwatch director wants Blizzard to remove Blitzchung’s suspension

Overwatch director wants Blizzard to remove Blitzchung’s suspension

Blizzard head believes the company acted too quickly and could do more. What you need to know Jeff Kaplan is the vice president of Blizzard Entertainment and the director of the Overwatch games. Kaplan...

Atualização cadastral de pré-pago vai até dia 18 de novembro em SP

Atualização cadastral de pré-pago vai até dia 18 de novembro em SP

No dia 6 de janeiro de 2020, o Portal de Linhas Pré-Pagas vai ser inaugurado em todo o país. A criação do portal foi uma das soluções apresentadas pelas operadoras Algar, Claro, Oi, Sercomtel,...

Competição nos EUA procura unir inteligência artificial ao 5G

Competição nos EUA procura unir inteligência artificial ao 5G

A comunicação sem fio é a base sobre a qual se constrói grande parte da vida moderna, e a iminente introdução da tecnologia 5G promete aumentar ainda mais a velocidade das conexões e lançar...

Google confirma onde e quando lançará o Stadia

Google confirma onde e quando lançará o Stadia

O Google revelou os detalhes que faltavam sobre o Google Stadia, o novo serviço de streaming de jogos. O Stadia, que será lançado no dia 19 de novembro, transmitirá jogos de console e PC...

Novidades da Xiaomi para o Brasil

Novidades da Xiaomi para o Brasil

A Xiaomi pode estar prestes a anunciar seu novo modelo Pocophone F2 no mercado. Quem pode ter adiantado a informação é a fabricante de capas para celular Spigen. A empresa colocou em seu site...

Motorola dobrável a caminho do Brasil

Motorola dobrável a caminho do Brasil

Um vídeo promocional vazado nesta semana deu a primeira noção de como deve ser o visual do Moto G8, o novo celular da Motorola. No clipe é possível ver um aparelho com câmera traseira tripla, sensor de...

Previsões do futuro

Previsões do futuro

Durante o Web Summit nesta semana em Lisboa, Brad Smith, presidente da Microsoft, falou sobre o que acredita que deve marcar a próxima década na área da tecnologia mundial. A computação quântica será o principal conceito,...

Uma picape dos anos 60 elétrica

Uma picape dos anos 60 elétrica

Essa semana durante a SEMA, feira automobilística que acontece anualmente em Las Vegas, a montadora americana GM revelou que transformou uma caminhonete Chevrolet C-10 de 1962 em um veículo elétrico. A companhia usou a...

Vaping Illnesses Linked To Vitamin E Acetate, CDC Says

Vaping Illnesses Linked To Vitamin E Acetate, CDC Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Vitamin E acetate, an ingredient added to THC-based products, has been identified as a “very strong culprit” in the vaping-related lung injuries (Warning:...

Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nation’s startup ecosystem

Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nation’s startup ecosystem

Hugh Harsono Contributor Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army officer. More posts by this contributor Why the world’s first smart highway will most likely be in China...

About Face é uma ferramenta que identifica rostos photoshopados

About Face é uma ferramenta que identifica rostos photoshopados

A Adobe apresentou ao mundo uma solução para um problema que tem tudo para crescer cada vez mais: identificar rostos em imagens que foram adulterados, ou photoshopados. O nome dessa magia é About Face...

The Galaxy Tab S6 is the best Android tablet you can buy

The Galaxy Tab S6 is the best Android tablet you can buy

There aren’t a ton of great Android tablets out there, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 offers the best overall Android tablet experience of the bunch. It has a big screen, high-end specs, tons...

The Galaxy S10 5G finally has 3D face unlock like iPhones

The Galaxy S10 5G finally has 3D face unlock like iPhones

It works using the ToF sensor on the front. What you need to know With One UI 2,0, Samsung is enabling 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy S10 5G. It uses the ToF sensor...