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Apple’s move to make advertising harder on iOS 14 is part of a trend

Facebook is only the latest developer to feel the squeeze Apple and Facebook are fighting again, and how you feel about it says something about who you trust to represent your interests in the strange tech landscape of 2020. Start with a rather academic question that may make your eyes glaze over in spite of […]

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Google makes the saved places tab in Maps more useful

A useful update to an under-served feature Google is rolling out some small but useful updates to Google Maps focusing on the app’s Saved tab. If you’ve not used it before, this lets you bookmark favorite locations, be they parks or pubs, and sort them by “favorites,” “want to go,” “starred places,” or custom lists. […]

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Amazon’s first Fresh grocery store opens with high-tech Dash shopping carts

By invitation only this week Amazon will open its first Fresh grocery store for in-person shopping on an invite-only basis starting this week, and will open to the general public in the coming weeks, the company has announced. Located in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, the store will sell food like pizzas and […]

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Microsoft Flight Simulator players are flying into Hurricane Laura

Virtual storm chasing Microsoft Flight Simulator players have turned into virtual stormchasers this week, hunting down Hurricane Laura as it approached the US Gulf Coast. While Texas and Louisiana brace for what is being described as an “unsurvivable storm surge,” the real-time weather inside Microsoft Flight Simulator is providing a surreal spectacle for players. Virtual […]

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The reMarkable 2 is the latest attempt to turn your paper notepad digital

Swapping pen and paper for E Ink The pen, as the saying goes, is mightier than the sword. And modern computers, apparently: despite the leaps and bounds of technology, with tablet styluses and Wacom digitizers, ordinary pen and paper has survived to this day. But the $399 reMarkable 2 — the company’s new second-generation E […]

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How to watch the Gamescom Opening Night Live show

Plus, how to tune into all four days of nonstop gaming news The opening keynote for Gamescom, the biggest gaming convention on Earth, is happening today, August 27th. But instead of passionate fans and media roaming through the event in person, it’s all happening online due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you want to tune […]

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Djay’s smart beat and vocal isolation feature is becoming a standalone app

It’s free (and fun) to play around with Algoriddim is launching a spinoff of its popular Djay app today. The new Mac app, called Neural Mix Pro, lets you isolate and extract different parts of a song, like its drum beat or vocals. You can then export those segments and use them for DJing or […]