• Twitch now allows iPhone users to subscribe to their favorite streamers

    If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber and a gamer at the same time, the easiest way to support your favorite Twitch streamer is to subscribe to his or her channel with Twitch Prime. Having an Amazon Prime allows you to subscribe to a Twitch channel for free each month for as long as you're paying Amazon your subscription.However, you could only do that from your desktop until recently when Twitch decided to add the ability to subscribe to a channel using an iPhone. Subscriptions on iOS work diffe
  • Here's why Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon sounds better now on YouTube Music for Android

    According to a couple of Reddit posters (via Android Police) gapless playback is now available for YouTube Music for Android. Already found on some streaming music sites like Spotify, this is a feature that allows two consecutive songs on an album being streamed to maintain the same gap in time between them as found on the original album. In other words, if the end of one song on a concept album blends into the start of the next tune, when this album is streamed on an app supporting gapless play
  • Gaming industry veteran on how the Store Wars will end

    The gaming industry suffered a schism earlier this year as multiple PC storefronts triggered the Store Wars, an escalating battle for exclusive games. Gamers were divided over the benefits of this, and the debate over it continues as more games come out as “exclusive” to a store. TNW got the chance to speak to Raph Koster, a legend in the industry, about the state of gaming. Koster’s previous credits include Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies. Koster recently
  • Google Voice update adds ability to make calls through Siri

    Google has quietly updated its Voice app with new options for Siri. For quite a while iOS users asked Google to add the ability to make calls via Siri, but the search giant probably had other priorities.The latest update introduces this much-requested feature, so if you're one of the many Google Voice users who heavily rely on Siri to do various tasks, you will now be able to make calls through Apple's voice assistant, VentureBeat reports.It's not only calls that you can make through Siri, but y
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  • Capcom wants to revive dead titles. Gamers have some suggestions

    Capcom might be looking to revive some of the older franchises it hasn’t touched in a while. Gamers are happy to give them ideas because they’re nothing if not wildly nostagic — even if some of these franchises have gone decades without signs of life. The company’s annual report describes Capcom’s success with recent franchise entries like Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake, and Monster Hunter World. One of its strategies for maintaini
  • Google Maps just made it easier to report traffic incidents

    Few things are more annoying than coming across an unexpected delay in traffic. Thankfully modern mapping services are generally pretty good at warning you about hindrances on the road, but someone has to report those incidents first. Now Google is making it easier to do so. The update most affects iOS users, as some traffic-reporting features were already available on Android. The iPhone crowd will now be able to report crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns right from the maps navigation
  • Report: Apple will announce AirPods Pro with noise cancelling this month

    Apple may have announced three new iPhones last month, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the company is done for the year. A report from China Economic Daily suggests Apple plans to announce a ‘Pro’ version of its ubiquitous AirPods soon. Like, before the end of October soon. The most notable rumored update to the AirPods Pro is the inclusion of noise canceling. That would be a big boon to everyone who appreciates the reliability of Apple’s buds, but wants something that
  • The US nukes will no longer run on plate-sized floppy disks

    The dated tech in the United State’s nuclear computer system is getting an upgrade as the military sunsets those gigantic old-school floppy disks. It’ll be replaced with a digital solution of some kind. 60 Minutes exposed the monstrous floppy disks in 2014 when it ran a special on the nuclear mechanism — host Leslie Stahl called them “the really old kind. They were mentioned again in a report from the Government Accountability Office, which said the disks were &ldqu
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  • Solus Brightens Computing Across the Linux User Spectrum

    The Solus Project is alive and well and continues to offer a fresh approach to uncomplicating the computer desktop. That says a lot, given the sometimes sordid developmental path of the almost 5-year-old Linux distribution. Solus 4.0 Linux "Fortitude" was released earlier this month. The Solus team provided updates and improvements to each of the distribution's supported desktop environments -- Budgie, GNOME and MATE. An independent Linux distribution built from scratch, Solus is available for 6
  • Update makes Chrome for Android a bigger memory hog, but also more secure

    If you ever look through Settings > Storage on your Android phone, you'll notice that most mobile browsers are memory hogs. And the Chrome browser is among the worst when it comes to this type of behavior. Unfortunately, a new update to Chrome for Android is going to make its memory grabbing tendencies even worse. But according to Android Authority, there is actually a good reason for Google's mobile browser to suck up 3% to 5% more of your handset's resources after the update.
    The update to
  • Honor’s latest fitness wearable wants to prevent sports injuries

    Fitness wearables aren’t that exciting to cover. It’s a crowded niche, with few factors of differentiation between the dozens of competing devices. Fortunately, the Honor Band 5 Sport edition is an exception, and has a focus that stretches far beyond step counting. By and large, fitness wearables are focused on those with an interest in exercise. If you’ll forgive the pun, the Honor Band 5 Sport takes that a step further. It emphasizes the quality of exercise, while including
  • Hey Google, why the hell doesn’t the Pixel 4’s camera app have a pro mode?

    I was giddy to get my review unit of Google’s brand new Pixel 4. I ripped the plastic seal around the box like a wild animal that hasn’t been fed for weeks, turned the handset on, and rushed through the setup menus so I can get to the camera app. And then it struck me like a dagger in the back: there’s no pro photography mode. I’ve been truly impressed with the Pixel series’ cameras for years, but never quite got my hands on one. So naturally, my expectations
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  • Get a lifetime of Disconnect VPN for as low as $20

    If you’re still surfing the web without the protection of a VPN, you’re leaving your devices open to an increasingly large number of powerful cyber attacks that can compromise everything from your browsing history to your banking information.But not all VPNs are created equal. Disconnect VPN is an award-winning service that protects your devices without compromising your browsing speed, and a lifetime subscription for five devices is available for over 90% off at just $39.99.This all
  • My beloved Master & Dynamic MW07 earbuds have been upgraded — and I’m hyped

    Of all the true wireless earbuds I’ve tried, the Master & Dynamic MW07 have been my favorite. Yeah, AirPods feel sophisticated, the Jabra Elite Active 65t are slick and durable, while the Sennheiser Momentum sound fantastic — but it was the MW07 that really captured my heart. They’re well designed, work flawlessly, and — importantly — sound tight as fuck. Well, today is a good day, because Master & Dynamic has updated the MW07 true wireless with two new mod
  • Researchers find fake WordPress plugins that secretly mine cryptocurrency

    Researchers have discovered several malicious WordPress plugins that are being used to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency by running Linux binary code. According to the researchers at website security company Sucuri, the plugins are also being used to maintain access to compromised servers. It seems their use has increased in recent months. Essentially, the components are clones of the legitimate software, which have been altered for illicit purposes, making them relatively easy for
  • The iPhone 11 convinced me that Apple’s a photography powerhouse again

    It’s kind of poetically funny to post an iPhone camera review during the week of the new Pixel launch. Google’s phones have been fierce, and often overpowering rivals to iPhones, especially in the camera department. Last month, when Apple announced its new set of iPhones, it talked about cameras and their new features a lot. So, it was time to test out whether the company’s tall claims were true. Just so you know, we’ve used the iPhone 11 for this review. Camera specs Re
  • This $39 app will have you producing brilliant marketing graphics in minutes

    Rather than dumping hours into trying to make sure all your business emails and social media posts are just right, Design Wizard Pro offers up tons of pre-prepared templates and other design elements that can shave your creation time down to minutes.
  • CHEAP: Wreck your friends all year long with $20 off PlayStation Plus subscription

    Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! There’s nothing better than humiliating your friends… in a heated PlayStation showdown. But if you wanna wreck your buds online (because what else is gaming good for), then you’re gonna need a PlayStation Plus subscription. Especially if you don’t want them to swing by your dirty crib for an IRL multiplayer session. Worry no more, we’ve got you covered. There’s currently
  • Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

    Researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET have uncovered a malicious version of the Tor browser – the program used to access the dark web – and it’s been stealing user‘s Bitcoin. According to ESET, the bad actors were able to steal more than $40,000 worth of Bitcoin. But how? The scammers have been using a trojanized version of an official Tor browser package. The bad browser redirects users to two websites which claim the user’s version of Tor is out of date. Resea
  • Adopt a Maintenance Mindset: Protect IT

    As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Cyber Security Alliance is advising all computer users to "Protect IT" by taking precautions such as updating to the latest security software, Web browser and operating system. The nonprofit public-private partnership, which works with DHS as well as private sector sponsors, advised computer users on ways to protect their personal data and how to use WiFi safely. Protect IT is the third pillar of the NCSA's overarching message arou
  • Intel to publicly share its gender and race pay gap data by the end of 2019

    A gender-based wage gap is persistently setting women and people of color back in the technology industry. While diversity and inclusion have made revolutionary strides for white women, the picture is still dismal for women of color — for every dollar a man makes, a black woman makes 61 cents, while a white woman makes 81 cents.  Pay transparency has been lauded for its potential to solve the pay gap, and in the past few years we’ve seen a handful of corporate companies releasi
  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Republican congressman says Facebook should embrace Bitcoin and drop Libra’

    Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Schopenhauer used to say: Yolo! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, October 17 2019, at a price of $8,103. That’s a minor 0.69 percent increase in 24 hours, or $56. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 59 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time hig
  • G7 countries caution against Facebook’s ‘risky’ Libra

    Earlier this week I told you Facebook‘s ‘cryptocurrency‘ saga had turned into a soap opera and that it was going to be a long season, and it seems I wasn’t wrong. The technology giant is facing a new challenge after the G7 said on Thursday that such stablecoins shouldn’t be allowed to launch until international risk was assessed. Ultimately, regulators and governors are scared about Libra‘s potential impact on the world’s monetary system and financial s
  • Jupiter’s Europa could contain life — and these missions aim to find it

    It’s brilliant news. In just over a decade, there will be two spacecraft exploring one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system – Jupiter’s moon Europa. That’s thanks to a recent announcement by NASA that the orbiter Europa Clipper has been given the go ahead, scheduled to reach the moon at the beginning of the 2030s. In April this year, the European Space Agency also approved development of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE), which is currently slated to rea
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a glorious 4K trailer ahead of its PC release

    We’re less than a month away from the PC release of Rockstar Games‘ blockbuster open-world cowboy adventure title, Red Dead Redemption 2 — and there’s finally a trailer to get you pumped about it. And it’s in 4K at 60 fps, no less. While the game is already a hit on PS4 and Xbox One, the Windows release is a big deal, not just because it’ll bring in a huge new wave of players, but also because this version will look better than it ever has. The PC version is
  • Telegram is postponing its token sale, and it’s still not happy with the SEC

    Telegram has yielded to the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the sale of its Gram tokens, for now. According to a court filing submitted earlier this week, Telegram has agreed to stop selling its Gram tokens. “Telegram has agreed to stipulate that it will not make any offers, sales, or deliveries of its expected cryptocurrency, called “Grams,” in order to maintain the status quo until this Court can resolve the legal issues at the heart of the matter,” the docu
  • These new implants are helping us link our brains to computers

    Cyborgs are no longer science fiction. The field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) – which use electrodes, often implanted into the brain, to translate neuronal information into commands capable of controlling external systems such as a computer or robotic arm – have actually been around for some time. Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s company, Neuralink, is aiming to test their BMI systems on a human patient by the end of 2020. In the long term, BMI devices may help monitor and treat
  • An entrepreneur’s guide to Copenhagen’s thriving startup scene

    This September upwards of 7000 startup enthusiasts, founders, investors, and representatives of the world’s biggest tech companies flocked to Copenhagen for TechBBQ, the crown jewel in the Danish startup event calendar.  The event is now heralded as the biggest startup and innovation summit in the Nordic region but began with humble beginnings back in 2012. While tech events tend to flower from the ecosystems around them, in Copenhagen the opposite seems to be true. Grassroots nonpro
  • Moto’s foldable Razr might launch next month

    Motorola might finally give us want we’ve been asking for – a reincarnated Razr phone. According to a report by CNET, the company has sent an invite for an event scheduled for next month that hints towards a flip phone’s launch. The invite shows a device folding and unfolding with “An original, unlike any other” tagline. CNET adds the invite says, “You’re going to flip.” Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been hearing rumors of Motorola
  • Windows users can now use Yubico’s security keys to log in to their PCs

    Swedish company Yubico has announced that its hardware security keys can now be used to login to a local Windows OS account. The feature, which underwent extensive testing over the past six months, lets you add a second layer of authentication to your Windows accounts, by plugging a USB key into your PC. To reiterate, using the security key with your Windows PC will not fully eliminate the need for passwords. Rather, you’ll first enter your password, and then use the YubiKey to compl
  • Pixel 4’s ‘Face Unlock’ works even if you’re asleep or dead — and that’s a problem

    Google’s new Pixel 4 smartphone doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. Instead it relies on “Face Unlock,” a proprietary facial scanning system similar to the one found in Apple’s Face ID. Early reports show a system that works well, perhaps too well, in fact, according to some security experts. To unlock a Pixel, the operator must hold it up to their face while onboard cameras and sensors go to work scanning their mug for defining characteristics — the distance
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  • Nintendo’s Switch leads console sales in U.S. for 10th straight month

    Nintendo today released sales figures for the Switch, and it should really not come as a huge surprise to know that it’s surpassed 15 million units sold in North America alone. That means Nintendo’s hybrid console is dominating its two main competitors, the PS4 and the Xbox One. According to the NPD Group, a market research company, the Switch has been the top-selling video game console in U.S. for 10 months now. The sales figures are probably bolstered by the release of the Switch
  • Google Maps updated with new ways to report driving incidents

    Google has just announced that a new update is making its way to the Maps app on mobile. The update brings new ways for Google Maps users to report driving incidents and will be available globally starting this week.The most important change included in the update is the addition of a new ability that allows Maps users to report crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns directly from their iPhones. The same features proved to be extremely popular among Android users, which is why Google has de
  • Adobe Photoshop for iPad is still on track for a 2019 release, but without key features

    Adobe confirmed earlier today that Photoshop for iPad is still going to be released by the end of the year. The upcoming launch of the software was confirmed last year, but in order to meet the deadline, Adobe will have to drop some key features from the initial release, Bloomberg reports.Although no official update on the software's launch has been provided since last year, Adobe is expected to offer more details next month at its annual creative software conference. After testing Photoshop for
  • Mark Zuckerberg speaks out on political ads, free speech, and China

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a talk today at Georgetown University, covering his views on free expression. During the speech, he repeated that Facebook stood for free expression, made vague noises towards its improvement, and pointed out that — as far as values go — it’s at least standing against the likes of China. There was a theme throughout the speech, linking Facebook communication with major civil rights movements of ages past. Zuckerberg name-dropped the likes of M
  • Rant: Google has no good excuse for the Pixel 4’s missing ultrawide camera

    “Most popular SLR lenses do magnify scenes, not shrink them. So while wide-angle can be fun, we think telephoto is more important.” In those two sentences, Google tried to dismiss the omission of an ultrawide-angle lens while announcing the Pixel 4. Instead, the company just reminded everyone that when it comes to hardware, it’s often a generation or two behind. I like the Pixel 4 a lot, even though part of me wishes I didn’t. I still think Google has the best image proc
  • Study: Facial recognition AI’s alright, if you’re cisgender and white

    I’m a cisgender white male. I can unlock my phone, sign into my bank account, and breeze through border patrol check points using my face with 98 percent accuracy. Facial recognition software is great for people who look like me. Sure, I still face the same existential dangers as everyone else: in the US and China we live in a total surveillance state. Law enforcement can track us without a warrant and put us into categories and groups such as “dissident” or “anti-c
  • New Tech Vetting Law in SF Could Fuel Regulatory Trend

    San Francisco officials want to get ahead of the emerging technology curve by prequalifying and regulating startup tech proposals before products become available to consumers. That approach is a developing trend in the U.S., according to Arle Lommel, senior analyst at CSA Research. If approved, the creation of a city-controlled regulatory office would invert the historical norm and effectively require companies to request permission for anything not expressly allowed. For adoption, the measure
  • RIP Clips: Palm-sized AI-powered camera joins the Google graveyard

    Google purged Clips, those tiny little cameras that could fit in your palm and which would take pics of you autonomously, from its store, meaning they join the graveyard of products quietly killed off by the company. The company revealed Clips two years ago. The conceit behind them is that you’d put them in strategic areas around your home or wherever you wanted to make memories. It’d detect ideal lighting or framing, and take photos of its own accord — which, in theory, sound
  • PSA: The Pixel 4 comes with neither earbuds nor dongle

    When Google revealed the Pixel 4 would start $799, I was surprised the company hadn’t raised prices over the previous year. But now we know it’s cutting corners in at least one way: the Pixel 4 doesn’t come with earbuds or a wired headphone dongle. The company is sending a clear message: Go wireless. This is a bit of a shame. I actually thought Google’s USB-C buds were quite good – certainly the best I’ve heard among bundled earbuds that aren’t meant to
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  • Luminar 3 photo editing software is just $29 today

    In the age of the smartphone, everyone likes to think of themselves as a professional photographer. But the truth is that there’s a huge gap between professional-level photography and even the savviest smartphone snapper, especially when it comes to editing.Luminar 3 makes it easier than ever to bridge that gap by allowing you to quickly and easily create mind-blowing images using cutting-edge photography software, and it’s currently available for over 55% off at just $29.With a
  • CHEAP: Ditch your DSLR with this sleek Fujifilm mirrorless camera kit for $499

    Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Are you looking to ditch your hefty, old DSLR for a slimmer, slicker camera? Then you’re in luck. There are some pretty sweet deals on Fujifilm’s X-T100 series. An X-T100 photography kit with a 15-45mm lens is currently retailing for only $499. Oh, it also comes with a 32GB memory card and a camera bag to keep your new toy in. Not bad at all. Here’s what you get for that money: A sleek mirr
  • Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10

    Samsung just landed itself again in hot water. According to a report by BBC, a British woman discovered a horrible issue in the Galaxy S10 that lets anyone unlock the phone using the fingerprint sensor. That means you probably can go around and unlock anyone’s Galaxy S10 phone. The device uses an ultrasonic 3D sensor to register your fingerprint and unlock the phone — or at least it’s supposed to. As The Sun reported earlier this week, a British woman bought a cheap gel-b
  • NASA finally launches unisex spacesuit — preventing more spacewalk let-downs

    In March, NASA announced plans to conduct its first ever all-women spacewalk with astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain. However, what would have been a giant leap for womankind was canceled because NASA hadn’t packed enough spacesuits. Now, seven months later, the space agency has rescheduled the what-will-be historic moment and introduced a new spacesuit that will fit every human body, regardless of gender.  On Tuesday, NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine showed off the
  • Nicolas Maduro refuses to give up on Venezuela’s state cryptocurrency El Petro

    It seems that the government of Venezuela isn’t ready to give up on its state-issued cryptocurrency ambitions. Speaking during a state broadcast last night, President Nicolas Maduro said protectorates and states would receive one million Petros —  Venezuela’s home-brewed cryptocurrency — twice a month, from November onwards. “This means, my compatriots, that we are assigning between 1,354,000 euros and 3,249,600 euros to governors and prote
  • OnePlus TV review: great hardware, lackluster experience

    OnePlus unveiled its most ambitious new product — a smart TV — to great fanfare in India a couple of weeks ago, after hyping the product for months beforehand. The company made a name for itself with a slew of well designed and thoughtfully appointed smartphones, and I was hoping to see that sort of thinking applied to a TV — so I was only too happy to test the 55 Q1 Pro over the past few days. Besides featuring a QLED screen, a minimalist remote control, and a mecha
  • Google kills off its mobile data saving app, removes it from the Play Store

    It's been two years since Google launched Datally, an Android app that lets people save data, but it looks like the Mountain View company wasn't content with its performance. If you still have Datally installed on your phone, you can continue to use it, but the app is no longer available for download via the Google Play Store.Google has yet to confirm the move, but AndroidPolice was recently tipped about the missing app. One other interesting thing about Datally is that the app now informs users
  • Blockchaining is the future of data tech, so learn it all for just $29

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