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Apple iPad Pro in rose gold on sale at Walmart for $50 off

[ad_1] Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: AppleBy Kevin BillingsMashable Deals2018-10-17 16:24:14 UTC Why is it that gold tech — especially rose gold — just makes everything that much cooler? There's something about this shiny hue that has us feeling fancy. Sales on Apple products aren't the most common, though we have seen retailers like Walmart discount a
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Terrifying clowns try to kill you in this teaser for a ‘PUBG’ Halloween event

[ad_1] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds seems to be getting a frightening Halloween event. In a brief teaser, we get a glimpse of two masked assailants, creepy nurses, and an utterly terrifying clown that looks something like Pennywise. The post Terrifying clowns try to kill you in this teaser for a ‘PUBG’ Halloween event appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link
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How to download your data from Apple – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Good news! Apple now allows U.S. customers to download a copy of their data, months after rolling out the feature to EU customers. But don’t be disappointed when you get your download and find there’s almost nothing in there. Earlier this year when I requested my own data (before the portal feature rolled out), Apple sent me a dozen spreadsheets with my purchase and order history, a few iCloud
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Rent a bunch of Marvel movies for $1.99 each

[ad_1] Look! Up in the sky! It's a $1.99 Marvel movie-rental sale! Marvel Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, I can think of few movie series as relentlessly entertaining as Marvel's. Scratch that: I can think of no movie series as relentlessly entertaining as Marvel's.Although the timing is weird -- there are no new releases scheduled until Captain Marvel arrives in March -- Amazon Prime subscribers can, for a limited
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Samsung’s latest acquisition will help prepare 5G for self-driving cars

[ad_1] Plus, it can help Samsung fine-tune customer experiences for the next-gen network. It could provide the info the Korean corporation needs to conjure up solutions for issues caused by 5G, for instance, which fixes meant for 3G or LTE can't address.Youngky Kim, President and Head of Samsung's Networks Business, explained:"5G will enable unprecedented services attributed to the generation of exponential data traffic, for which automated and intelligent network analytics
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Apple Watch Series 4: A review

[ad_1] Some say discretion is the better part of valour, which means the discreet yet useful Apple Watch Series 4 may be the bravest thing of all.Apple's brave little watchWhat is the nature of a wristwatch?For most of us it’s something we wear and look at when we need the time. A smartwatch adds an indefinable number of additional features and at their best these don’t get in our way
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Save on Apple iPad Pro, LG 4K TVs, Dyson vacuums, Audible, Echo Show, and more

[ad_1] Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Tablets and vacuums and laptops — oh my!Image: amazon/walmart/mashable photo compositeBy Rudie ObiasMashable Deals2018-10-17 14:56:37 UTC You want deals? We got deals. Save on tablets, vacuums, and Amazon devices, plus get fantastic discounts from IGN's 24-hour deals event Night of the Living Deals, which goes through Oct. 18 at 9am EST. Get
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Snag a certified refurbished 2018 iPad for cheap in Amazon’s big one-day sale

[ad_1] Amazon’s Certified Refurbished offerings can be a great way to get good deals on like-new products, and today those savings more noticeable than usual with a huge today-only blowout on refurbished 2018 Apple iPadsRemove non-product link. Apple’s tablets don’t go on sale very often.If you’ve never bought certified refurbished products on Amazon before, there are a few things you should know. Although they aren’t actually brand new, they look
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Twitter opens archive of 4,500 accounts related to Russia and Iran’s political propaganda – TechCrunch

[ad_1] After getting hauled into Washington to be grilled over how its social media platform was exploited to influence public opinion around elections and politics in the US and elsewhere, Twitter vowed that it would be more open with its data, in an attempt to do better in the future — the idea partly being that others can provide more insight into what nefarious groups did on Twitter, and partly
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Researchers 3D print custom-sized lithium-ion batteries

[ad_1] The problem that has stood in the way of 3D-printed lithium-ion batteries (at least, until now) is that the polymers traditionally used in this kind of printing aren't ionic conductors. The goal was to find a way to print custom-sized lithium-ion batteries in a cost-effective way using a regular, widely available 3D printer.In order to make the batteries conductive, the team led by Christopher Reyes and Benjamin Wiley infused
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Harrison Ford digitally inserted via AI into Solo: A Star Wars Story

[ad_1] Harrison Ford shows up in a fan remake of scenes from Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Actor Alden Ehrenreich brilliantly portrayed a young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. But for some fans, Harrison Ford will always be the quintessential space smuggler.Instead of paying millions for CGI special effects to transform the 76-year-old Ford into his younger self from the 1977 Star
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The Best Live TV Streaming Services: PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV

[ad_1] For those fed up with their cable or satellite TV company, there has never been a better time to cut the cord. Streaming video services are giving traditional cable and satellite TV stiff competition by delivering live sports and prime-time TV programming online, often for a drop in price, while premium channels like HBO and Showtime are available as separate streaming services or add-on bundles. A live TV streaming service has great advantages over
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New Mazda3 teased ahead of LA Auto Show debut

[ad_1] Mazda Mazda plans to launch the new version of its Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback at next month's Los Angeles Auto Show. That's the key message of a new teaser video that shows a few glances at the lines and bodywork of the new car.With just the cryptic title and overlay, "A new era begins," the video isn't too revelatory. It shows some glances of what appears to be
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Speed up your PC with one of our favorite 1TB SSDs for a ludicrously low $140 today

[ad_1] Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the 1TB version of the superb WD Blue 3D SSD is on sale at its best price ever. Yes, that old chestnut again, but this time the price is far better than the already-juicy $199 price tag we found in July. Right now, Amazon is selling the 1TB WD Blue in both traditional 2.5-inch and M.2 “gum stick” form factors for
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Scribd’s latest reading bundle includes The New York Times

[ad_1] According to TechCrunch, once you sign up and pay through Scribd, you'll be given separate logins, unlocking full access to The Times' website and apps, as well as Scribd's library of ebooks, audiobooks, comic books, and more.The move gives Scribd the jump on Apple, which is reportedly planning a news, video, and music subscription that the Times is also apparently a part of. Meanwhile, Google has also made it
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Azimo launches business money transfer service – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Hot on the heels of raising $20 million in Series C funding led by Japan’s Rakuten Capital, London-based money transfer service Azimo is launching a new service aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. Dubbed “Azimo Business,” it lets SMEs across the U.K. and Europe send payments to an impressive 189 countries — including many emerging markets, which is Azimo’s traditional focus — and at a price the company claims
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WhiteSource nabs $35M to track open source code for security vulnerabilities – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Open source software — a $14 billion market — has become a cornerstone for building apps and other IT services, with some 97 percent of developers today using using open source components of one form or another in their work. That popularity, however, belies a critical challenge: some of the most ubiquitous open source packages around are rife with vulnerabilities, so using them increases the risk of a security breach. Rather
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Google Pixelbook 2: Everything you need to know

[ad_1] What will the Pixelbook 2 be like? Has the Pixel Slate taken its place? Google hasn't announced it, but thanks to rumors and leaks, we think we have a pretty good idea of what the potential new flagship Chromebook will be like. The post Google Pixelbook 2: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link
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Tesla buys the land it needs for its Shanghai Gigafactory

[ad_1] The deal marks the culmination of groundwork that stretches back to June, 2017, when talks for a factory began between the Shanghai authorities and the EV-maker. A deal was then officially announced in July of this year, with Tesla later adding that it was "accelerating" plans for the site's development -- spurred by a scathing import tariff rate of 40 percent on its vehicles, compared to 15 percent for
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Here’s How Google’s Call Screening A.I. Works, And How To Use It

[ad_1] Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the best Android smartphones you can buy right now, but it’s not because of hardware — the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or Huawei Mate 20 Pro trumps them in that regard — but because they offer thoughtful software and artificial intelligence features that are “radically helpful.” Our favorite is Call Screening, which uses the power of Google Assistant to save you from answering
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Google’s Pixel 3 camera rewrites the photo rules with new zoom and raw images

[ad_1] Every digital camera is flawed. Image sensors can't capture light perfectly, lenses distort scenery, and photos so often seem blah compared with what you remember seeing.But Google, with its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, has found new ways to use software and hardware to overcome those flaws and get you better pictures. Its Pixel and Pixel 2 phones had already advanced the state of the art for
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HyperX Fury RGB 2.5-inch SATA SSD review: Furious reads, pretty lights, lethargic long writes

[ad_1] For a long time I've held up Kingston's HyperX Predator SSD as an avatar for the overall great 2.5-inch SATA drive. Now there's the hefty HyperX Fury with its gamer-oriented RGB lighting. It looks and feels (in the hand) great, and also  performs great on our synthetic benchmarks and in light everyday use. But I'm still on board with the Predator. The Fury RGB is a great drive most of
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Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch

[ad_1] London-based startup Applied has bagged £1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on behavioural science to level the playing field and help employers fill vacancies with skilled candidates they might otherwise have overlooked. Fairer hiring is the pitch. “If you’re hiring for a product lead, for example, it’s true that loads and loads of product leads
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Verizon launches a new generation of its kid-tracking wearable

[ad_1] While the GizmoWatch looks like a pretty standard (albeit feature-bare) smartwatch, it has a hidden purpose for parents. The device is basically a virtual leash. Getting your kid to sport this thing is basically like tricking them into wearing an ankle monitor on their wrist. With the GizmoHub app on their paired iOS or Android device, parents can track the location of their child at all times. They can
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Warner Bros. kills Asian streaming haven DramaFever

[ad_1] DramaFever bade its subscribers adieu after nine years. Screengrab by Zoey Chong/CNET It's a sad day for Korean drama fans.Warner Bros has axed its streaming service DramaFever with immediate effect, it announced on its website Tuesday. The service was best known for making Kdramas accessible to its subscribers, though Chinese and Japanese content were also available on the site.In a note, DramaFever thanked its subscribers for "nine great years"
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The Morning After: Robot Dance

[ad_1] And Twitter's iOS notifications got weird.Outage pulls the plug on YouTubeLast night, all of YouTube's services -- including live TV and music -- went offline for a little over an hour. They did eventually return to normal, without much in the way of an explanation for what happened. Earlier in the day, Twitter pumped notifications full of nonsense to users on iOS, which the company eventually explained as a
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Mullvad 2018 review: A fantastic VPN has a great new look

[ad_1] Mullvad 2018 in brief:P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Sweden Number of servers: 304 Number of country locations: 33 Cost: €5 ($5.72 at this writing) billed monthly VPN protocol: OpenVPN Data encryption: AES-256-GCM Data authentication: SHA384 Handshake encryption: 4096-bit RSA Our favorite VPN is back with a much improved overhaul to its Windows client, more servers, and more country locations. The last time we reviewed Mullvad (the Swedish word for
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Facebook accused of misleading advertisers, then trying to hide it

[ad_1] Facebook is accused of trying to hide inflated advertising metrics. James Martin/CNET Facebook knew it was misleading advertisers about the average time users spent watching videos long before admitting it. And it tried to shift attention from the error, a lawsuit says.The social network revealed in September 2016 that it artificially inflated the metric for two years because it only counted videos as viewed if they had been watched
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Unifonic, dubbed the Twilio of emerging markets, closes $21M Series A round – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Those of you familiar with the incredible rise of Twilio, which came along to utterly disrupt the communications world, will be interested to hear that another player plans to do the same, but this time in the staid and tricky area of emerging markets. Unifonic, which has been dubbed “the Twilio of emerging markets” has today closed a $21M Series A funding round led by Saudi Technology Ventures (STV),
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Cognata raises $18.5M as race to deploy autonomous vehicles quickens – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Cognata has raised $18.5 million in a funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, fresh capital that the Israeli autonomous simulation startup will use to meet demand for technology that will help companies speed up the deployment of self-driving vehicles. Cognata founder and CEO Danny Atsmon told TechCrunch the company, which has 28 employees, will use the funds to double its staff and expand commercial operations. Cognata wants to increase
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Android Confidential: Drool all you want over the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, but don’t buy one

[ad_1] We can't talk about Huawei's new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro without looking back at everything that has happened to Huawei in the past year. When the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro landed last October, Huawei's future in the United States seemed bright. Huawei was promising a dedicated version of the handset for the American market. Rumors were flying that it had struck a deal with AT&T
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Back pay payback | Computerworld

[ad_1] This IT staffer is hoping his pay will go up after his annual review, but that depends on his manager actually doing the review, reports a pilot fish in a position to watch the story unfold."He finally got his review -- with the pay increase -- six weeks after the official deadline," fish says. "He received four weeks of retroactive pay at the higher level."When he went to question
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Review: Google’s Pixel 3 has looks and smarts but isn’t the best for biz

[ad_1] It’s going much too far to say that flagship Android smartphones have all become the same, but the differences between their hardware have become pretty narrow. Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, OLED screen, Gorilla Glass — if you were buying strictly off a spec sheet, it’s become fairly difficult to make a mistake if you’re picking from among the top four or five phones or vendors.As nice as Google’s Pixel 3
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Samsung ups its 5G ante with network analytics firm acquisition

[ad_1] Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung is well and truly signalling its 5G intent.The company acquired Barcelona-based Zhilabs, a network analysis firm that uses artificial intelligence to monitor the performance of telecommunications carriers and their services. The sum of the acquisition was not disclosed.The acquisition could let Samsung enhance its 5G capabilities and network quality, with Zhilabs' AI-based analytics that monitor the performance of SMS messaging, data connectivity and roaming at an
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Google’s latest Gboard stickers celebrate American Sign Language

[ad_1] Unlike other Gboard stickers that are mostly decorative, the ASL ones convey a message. Each sticker comprises an anthropomorphic phrase, complete with a face and two hands, that signs the phrase it embodies. So with the "Thank You" sticker, for example, the face is in the "O," with two blue arms on either side. To symbolize "thank you," it touches its chin with the fingers on the right hand,
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SimpliSafe monitors the outdoors with its first video doorbell

[ad_1] There's not much that makes the Video Doorbell Pro stand out in an already crowded market. The smart doorbell sports a super-wide angle camera that can scope out a 162-degree diagonal field of view. It captures footage in 1080p HD and offers two-way audio communication, which is pretty standard fare. The company claims that HDR technology allows the camera to adjust to extreme lighting situations, so you should still
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Uber launches its safety hub for European passengers

[ad_1] Drivers and Uber Eats couriers will see their own upgrades, such as trusted contacts and emergency alerts. They'll receive their own specific improvements, such as in-app speed limit warnings and an insurance hub to manage their coverage.These are welcome additions if you've ever been nervous about taking a late-night Uber ride. They're also somewhat necessary given Uber's precarious status in the region. While it recently regained its London taxi
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Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Memory, a startup out of Norway and maker of time tracking app Timely, has raised $5 million in further funding. Leading the round is Concentric, and Investinor, with participation from existing investor SNÖ Ventures. The company had previously raised $1 million in 2016 from 500 Startups, and SNÖ. Founded by Mathias Mikkelsen, a designer by background and who I understand turned down a job offer at Facebook to try
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European late-stage FinTech startups get a boost with new Corviglia fund – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In a boost to late-stage funding for FinTech startups looking to scale-up without having to leave Europe, what claims to be the largest growth equity fund for Fintech in Europe launches today. The Corviglia Capital Fund will be deployed from Luxembourg and has secured $250M as a first closing for its first three years of operations, with the aim being to raise a total of $500M. The fund has
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MTV’s Real World will be revived with interactivity on Facebook Watch – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The world’s first hit reality show “The Real World” is being reimagined for Facebook Watch 26 years after it debuted on cable. Come Spring 2019, fans will get a chance to vote on who’ll join as the final cast member and connect with the housemates through Facebook Watch Party’s synchronized viewing chat rooms as they “stop being polite and start getting real”. It has been a year and a
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Facebook and MTV are revamping ‘The Real World’

[ad_1] Aside from giving Watch audiences the ability to pick a member of the cast, Facebook says there are also going to be "unique" opportunities for fans to connect with the housemates through its other video products, including Live, Premieres and Watch Party. And there will be more social elements revealed prior to the launch, as well as throughout the seasons, of the revamped Real World."MTV's The Real World helped
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Google Maps Is Now a Lot More Useful for Electric-vehicle Owners

[ad_1] The work of a Google Maps developer is never done, with the latest update equipping the app with location data for electric-vehicle charging stations — and plenty more besides. While the app has included some useful data for charging stations for a while now, this looks to be a more concerted effort to boost the feature by adding more networks, together with information such as the number and types
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USA Today thinks chat bots can keep voters informed during midterms

[ad_1] The news outlet has been gradually introducing the chat bot technology in October, but it will be widely available through the company's Android and iOS mobile apps and should reach the web by the end of the week. There's a certain novelty factor here, just as get-out-the-vote social tools were fresh in 2016. However, USA Today does have a point when it suggests this is a "safe, reliable" place
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Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Samsung Electronics is betting that acquiring Zhilabs, a real-time networks analytics startup based in Barcelona, will ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. Financial details of the deal, which was announced today, have not been disclosed. Zhilabs will be fully owned by Samsung, but it will continue to operate independently under its own management. The acquisition of Zhilabs is part of Samsung’s initiative, announced in August, to invest
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Scribd and The New York Times announce a joint $12.99 subscription – TechCrunch

[ad_1] If you want to subscribe to both Scribd and The New York Times, you can now do it for a combined price of $12.99 per month — particularly impressive when you consider that a standard NYT digital subscription costs $15.99 on its own. You sign up and pay through Scribd, but once you do, you’ll get separate logins. Those will give you full access to The Times’ website and