Dell XPS 13, 14, and 16 set the standard for Ultrabooks with modern designs, Intel Core Ultra, and Intel ARC or NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics — and you can buy them today

What you need to know Dell just launched the XPS 14 and XPS 16, which feature a modern design and run on the latest Intel Core Ultra processors and either Intel Arc or NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. These Ultrabooks represent two new size categories for the XPS lineup and build on the popular redesign that […]

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Give your Valentine one of these silly cards, then woo them with a game for two

Ah, love is in the air, and it’s that wonderful time of year when you tell that special someone how much you care. But, while there are several Valentine’s cards out there to choose from, few feature your favorite video game characters. Even fewer offer the corny, eye-rolling phrases we all want to see. No […]

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Microsoft pressures Windows 10 users with full-screen multipage popup ads urging them to upgrade

What you need to know Some Windows 10 users have reported receiving pop-up ads asking them to upgrade to Windows 11. This happened while trying to install January’s optional update for January on their Windows 10 devices. Microsoft presents users with two similar options that persuade them to upgrade immediately or schedule it for later […]

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I used extensions on Edge for Android for one week, and I don’t know how I lived without them

What you need to know Microsoft Edge Dev on Android now supports a few extensions. Enabling extensions requires you to use a flag, which is now possible in both Edge Canary and Edge Dev on Android. At the moment, Dark Reader, uBlock Origin, and Global Speed are the only extensions available on Edge on Android. […]

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Apple’s EU Changes: ‘They Think the Rules Don’t Apply to Them’

Spotify CEO Daniel EK today wrote a blog post criticizing the app ecosystem changes that Apple implemented in the European Union under the Digital Markets Act, accusing Apple of putting forward “a new plan that is a complete and total farce” under “the false pretense of compliance and concessions.” Ek says that Apple doesn’t “think […]

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Galaxy S24 AI features: Which older Galaxy devices will get them?

Ever since the Galaxy S24 series went official, those who own older Galaxy smartphones have been wondering how many of the Galaxy S24’s software features they will get with the One UI 6.1 update. People are especially keen to learn about Samsung’s plans for the fancy AI-powered features that its newest flagship comes equipped with, […]

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They Had PTSD. A Psychedelic Called Ibogaine Helped Them Get Better

After multiple deployments with the US Army Special Forces, Joe Hudak returned home in 2011 changed by his time in Iraq, Afghanistan, and South America. He was quickly diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. He tried talk therapy and a range of medications, but they didn’t help. He attempted suicide twice in 2012. “I was fighting […]

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Oppo starts taking reservations for the Find X7 and Find X7 Ultra, shows them from all angles

Oppo’s oft-leaked, much-teased, and highly anticipated Find X7 and Find X7 Ultra flagship duo have now been listed by the company’s official online store in China. Oppo is taking reservations for the handsets, which are scheduled to go on sale on January 8 at 2:30 pm local time. With the listings come a ton of […]

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My next PC webcam NEEDS Microsoft’s answer to Face ID — Here’s why (and why we need more companies to make them)

Something you should know about me is that I hate spending money. I can’t stand it. I hold onto my tech until the bitter end, and my webcam is a prime example of such unhealthy hoarding. It’s a Logitech C910 (no, not even the C920) that I bought almost 13 years ago in 2011(!) and, […]

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Amazon Prime Video to Feature Ads From January 29, With $2.99 Fee to Avoid Them

Amazon Prime Video will introduce limited ads to its content starting January 29th, offering an ad-free option for an additional fee. In an email to subscribers, Amazon confirmed that movies and TV shows on Prime Video will soon feature “limited advertisements” starting on January 29, 2024. The company assured users that Prime Video will have […]

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I wasn’t expecting these Minecraft collectibles to be so awesome — Now I love them as the perfect gifts

Minecraft is the most popular video game of all time, but it can be surprisingly difficult to find high-quality toys, collectibles, and gifts for the legendary franchise. This is especially true if you’re a Minecraft fan as an adult. Recently, though, I got an offer from The Noble Collection, a crafter of premium, officially licensed […]

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Cicadas Are So Loud, Fiber Optic Cables Can ‘Hear’ Them

One of the world’s most peculiar test beds stretches above Princeton, New Jersey. It’s a fiber optic cable strung between three utility poles that then runs underground before feeding into an “interrogator.” This device fires a laser through the cable and analyzes the light that bounces back. It can pick up tiny perturbations in that […]

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Samsung’s giant 34″ OLED monitor has WEIRD port choices but at $600 off, we’ll forgive them

In the market for a new gaming monitor this Cyber Monday? We’ve spotted this incredible deal on Samsung’s Odyssey G9, which features a 34-inch ultrawide display that also happens to use OLED technology for inky deep blacks and fast response times. It’s a gorgeous monitor, and right now can be found for just $899, that’s […]

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The XREAL Air AR Glasses have a 330-inch virtual display in them, and for Black Friday they’re even more affordable than you’d think

AR is an up and coming form factor, but up and coming doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to experience it now. XREAL has been making AR glasses for a number of years, and their first-generation Air glasses are 28% off this week for Black Friday, bringing them down to just $271 for Amazon Prime Members. […]

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Developer reveals that their Xbox Game Pass deal allowed them to delay the game and add over a hundred hours more content

What you need to know Mike Rose of No More Robots has shared a thread on Twitter exploring the effects of Xbox Game Pass on the publisher’s most recent game release, Spirittea. Rose shared that more than 100,000 people had played Spirittea via Xbox Game Pass in its first week after launch.  Spirittea’s Game Pass […]

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Physical games will never be sold again at Walmart or Best Buy, start buying them now before they’re literally gone forever

We’re at a retail turning point as it seems that both Best Buy and Walmart are planning to discontinue the sales of physical media in 2024. As such, these companies are trying to get rid of the inventory they currently have. This not only increases the chances of finding a good deal on specific video […]

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“They need to make good products and let people CHOOSE to use them.” How Brexit and Microsoft teamed up to ruin Windows 11

When I first saw our report on Microsoft letting users turn off ads on Windows 11 and uninstall Edge and Bing, I clicked with anticipation to see how long I’d have to wait to rid my widgets board of MSN news. How sad I was when I saw that while Microsoft is giving users the […]

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Scientists Have Been Freezing Corals for Decades. Now They’re Learning How to Wake Them Up

This story originally appeared in Hakai and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Arah Narida leans over a microscope to gaze into a plastic petri dish containing a hood coral. The animal—a pebbled blue-white disk roughly half the size of a pencil eraser—is a marvel. Just three weeks ago, the coral was smaller than […]

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EV Batteries Have a Dirty Secret. This Company Has a Plan to Clean Them Up

It’s important to recognize the head start that China, and to some extent South Korea, has. It will take a little time to build up the scale and the supply chains and get them as efficient as they are working in China today. Most batteries are used in EVs right now. What comes next? Right […]

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EV Batteries Have a Dirty Secret. This Company Has a Plan to Clean Them Up

It’s important to recognize the head start that China, and to some extent South Korea, has. It will take a little time to build up the scale and the supply chains and get them as efficient as they are working in China today. Most batteries are used in EVs right now. What comes next? Right […]

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