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Outage leaves many without mobile, internet service
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Outage leaves many without mobile, internet service

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A widespread network outage from Rogers Communications Inc. left many Canadian customers without mobile and internet...
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Google proposes moving ad business to Alphabet to keep regulators at bay
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Google proposes moving ad business to Alphabet to keep regulators at bay

Enlarge / Let's see, you landed on my "Google Ads" space, and with three houses... that will be $1,400. Ron...
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Ars Technica System Guide, “GPUs are kind of affordable again” edition
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Ars Technica System Guide, “GPUs are kind of affordable again” edition

Aurich Lawson It's been quite a while since we last put together a desktop PC-building guide, partly because trying to...
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Review: Acer’s Swift 5 is an affordable ultralight with notable sacrifices
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Review: Acer’s Swift 5 is an affordable ultralight with notable sacrifices

Enlarge / Acer's 2022 Swift 5 laptop.Scharon Harding Specs at a glance: Acer Swift 5 (SF514-56T-797T) Screen 14-inch 2560×1600 60 Hz IPS...
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Tracking crypto pump-and-dump operations on social media
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Tracking crypto pump-and-dump operations on social media

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The practice is unethical, yet not illegal per the SEC. Cryptocurrency scammers have found a way...
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Smart textiles sense how their users are moving
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Smart textiles sense how their users are moving

Using a novel fabrication process, MIT researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can...
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US carriers want to bring “screen zero” lock screen ads to smartphones
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US carriers want to bring “screen zero” lock screen ads to smartphones

Enlarge / Glance's ad copy promises "authentic engagement" with its lock screen billboard. Glance Android smartphones can be a rough...
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Orders for Apple’s new M2 MacBook Air begin July 8
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Orders for Apple’s new M2 MacBook Air begin July 8

The screen on Apple's new MacBook Air. Samuel Axon With the lid closed, it's almost indistinguishable from the 14-inch MacBook...
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Deep learning accelerates the detection of live bacteria using thin-film transistor arrays
Innovation

Deep learning accelerates the detection of live bacteria using thin-film transistor arrays

AI-based early detection and classification of live bacteria using thin-film transistor (TFT) arrays commonly used in mobile phone displays. Credit:...
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How a Texas town is making itself into the epicenter of the US semiconductor universe
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How a Texas town is making itself into the epicenter of the US semiconductor universe

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In downtown Sherman, Texas, markers explain the city's past and restaurants and coffee shops boast about...
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New Gmail rolls out to everyone, and you can hide that big sidebar now
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New Gmail rolls out to everyone, and you can hide that big sidebar now

The new Gmail. It's blue and has a big sidebar, but there are options for both of these big changes....
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YouTube flags horror video as “for kids,” won’t let creator change rating
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YouTube flags horror video as “for kids,” won’t let creator change rating

Enlarge / YouTube thinks the dark and creepy "Local58TV" series is for kids. Google's wonderful content moderation bots are at...
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Automation and advanced materials are the ‘dream team’
Innovation

Automation and advanced materials are the ‘dream team’

Graphene meets robots: pictured is robotics expert Jinseong Park and advanced materials pioneer Dr Vivek Koncherry who are developing a...
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Designing next generation analog chipsets for AI applications
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Designing next generation analog chipsets for AI applications

ARYABHAT-1 Chip Micrograph. Credit: NeuRonICS Lab, DESE, IISc Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a design...
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Windows 10’s 22H2 update might not actually do much of anything
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Windows 10’s 22H2 update might not actually do much of anything

Microsoft Microsoft has had almost nothing to say about the next major update to Windows 10 beyond the fact that...
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Avoiding USB-C on iPhones may get harder for Apple as Brazil considers mandate
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Avoiding USB-C on iPhones may get harder for Apple as Brazil considers mandate

Brazil is the latest country to consider making USB-C charging a requirement for smartphones. On Tuesday, Anatel, Brazil's National Telecommunications...
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iFixit and Google launch official Pixel parts store
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iFixit and Google launch official Pixel parts store

iFixit The iFixit and Google partnership that was announced in April is now live. iFixit says that genuine parts for...
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Thermal drones seek survivors after deadly Italy glacier collapse
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Thermal drones seek survivors after deadly Italy glacier collapse

The Marmolada glacier is the largest in the Dolomites mountain range. Rescuers used thermal drones Monday to search for possible...
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The tiniest Raspberry Pi gets a new version with built-in Wi-Fi
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The tiniest Raspberry Pi gets a new version with built-in Wi-Fi

Enlarge / The Raspberry Pi Pico W adds Wi-Fi to the $4 Pico board for an additional $2. Raspberry Pi...
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Apple outs its invite-only program that rewards VIP forum members 
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Apple outs its invite-only program that rewards VIP forum members 

Samuel Axon Apple made its Community+ Program common knowledge this week. Similar to other tech companies like Dell, HP, and Microsoft, Apple...
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