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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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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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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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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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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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The world can’t wean itself off Chinese lithium
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The world can’t wean itself off Chinese lithium

Enlarge / A customs officer inspects imported lithium carbonate at Longwu Branch Terminal of Shanghai İnternational Port Co., Ltd. The...
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Smart contact lens prototype puts a Micro LED display on top of the eye
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Smart contact lens prototype puts a Micro LED display on top of the eye

Enlarge / Smart contact lenses don't work quite this easily yet. Since 2015, a California-based company called Mojo Vision has...
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Google loses two execs: one for Messaging and Workspace, another for Payments
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Google loses two execs: one for Messaging and Workspace, another for Payments

Google had a pair of high-ranking executives leave this week. The first was Bill Ready, Google's "President of Commerce, Payments...
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Some Macs are getting fewer updates than they used to. Here’s why it’s a problem
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Some Macs are getting fewer updates than they used to. Here’s why it’s a problem

Aurich Lawson When macOS Ventura was announced earlier this month, its system requirements were considerably stricter than those for macOS...
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USB installer tool removes Windows 11’s Microsoft account requirements (and more)
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USB installer tool removes Windows 11’s Microsoft account requirements (and more)

Enlarge / The Rufus tool will offer to modify your Windows 11 install media when you create it. The workaround...
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Belkin launches new 3-in-1 charger capable of fast-charging Apple Watch Series 7
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Belkin launches new 3-in-1 charger capable of fast-charging Apple Watch Series 7

Enlarge / Belkin's new 3-in-1 MagSafe charging stand is identical to its predecessor, pictured above, but true change occurs within.Corey...
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Arm announces the Cortex X3 CPU, headed for 2023 Android phones
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Arm announces the Cortex X3 CPU, headed for 2023 Android phones

Enlarge / The Arm Cortex X3 brings some modest improvements. Arms Fresh off a dramatic journey of not being bought...
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Rudderless HTC builds a “Metaverse” smartphone with NFTs
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Rudderless HTC builds a “Metaverse” smartphone with NFTs

Enlarge / HTC's metaverse phone. HTC HTC is somehow still making smartphones. The latest from the company is the HTC...
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