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MakuluLinux LinDoz Offers Windows Comfort Zone, but It's 2020-02-07 12:00:00A new MakuluLinux LinDoz release is pending last-minute finishing touches and is perhaps days away, according to developer Jacque Montague Raymer. It

Cyber Worries Help Push Doomsday Clock Closer to 2020-02-07 07:00:00The hands on the iconic "Doomsday Clock" moved to just 100 seconds to midnight last month. That is the closest they have come to the final hour sinc

The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News 2020-02-06 14:00:00The open source software movement has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. Many businesses that once considered open source a threat now re

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing 2020-02-05 07:00:00Google misdirected a number of private videos that users of its Google Photos app intended to back up to Google Takeout, sending them instead to stran

Bridging the IoT Innovation-Security Gap 2020-02-04 10:00:00There is a problem with the Internet of Things: It's incredibly insecure. This is not a problem that is inherent to the idea of smart devices. Wearab

Coronavirus Pandemic: 6 Things We Should Be Doing 2020-02-03 17:35:39As I write this, the first studies of the Coronavirus outbreak are coming in. The count now exceeds 17,500 cases in 24 countries. There have been more

Solus Shines With Plasma Desktop Options 2020-01-31 14:40:22Solus, an independent Linux distro based in Ireland, is built from scratch on the Linux kernel and the flagship Budgie desktop. This week's release b

Tech's Role in Addressing Coronavirus and Other 2020-01-31 07:00:00WHO has declared the coronavirus a global health emergency in recognition that the disease risk no longer is confined to China. UN member countries ma

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 2020-01-30 15:47:17We asked ECT News Network's roundtable of industry insiders to reflect on their own personal tech preferences, to speculate on what popular gadgets m

DoubleTake App Turns Your iPhone Into a Multi-Cam 2020-01-29 07:00:00A new iPhone app allows you to capture two high-quality video streams simultaneously from any of the mobile device's cameras. Called "DoubleTake,"

Petitioners Demand Microsoft Release a Free Windows 7 2020-01-28 15:03:16The Free Software Foundation wants Microsoft to keep Windows 7 alive as a free operating system. Microsoft stopped providing free security patches and

With Foldable Razr, Motorola Makes Bid for Old 2020-01-28 13:06:32Motorola is taking orders for its $1,499 Razr foldable smartphone, and units are expected to start shipping on Feb. 6. Motorola made its mark on the m

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If the Galaxy S20 phones are too expensive 2020-02-14 08:43:00If you'd told me two years ago that Samsung would be selling a phone that starts at $1,400, I wouldn’t have believed you. At the time, you coul

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the iPhone 2020-02-14 08:37:00Update 2/14: The Galaxy Z Flip is available for purchase for $1,380, though the Unlocked and AT&T models are currently sold out. Sprint subscriber

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective 2020-02-14 06:00:00Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

Yeedi K600 robot vacuum review: Excellent cleaning without 2020-02-14 06:00:00This no-frills robot vacuum is a great option for first-timers.

The Criterion Channel review: The movie-streaming service for 2020-02-14 06:00:00It will never displace Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, but the films—mostly classics, international fare, and cult-faves—rotating through

Broadcom ships the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for 2020-02-13 16:48:00Broadcom has announced what it’s calling the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for mobile devices, supporting 160MHz-wide channels in the 6GHz wireless spectr

Valve locks in Half-Life: Alyx's release date, but 2020-02-13 16:18:00Half-Life: Alyx will release on March 23. It’s not much of an announcement, maybe. We already knew Half-Life: Alyx was due t

Windows 10's first PowerToys app allows custom Snap 2020-02-13 12:00:00Note: We're republishing this story from Sept. 6, 2019, because an update has added multiple-monitor support to FancyZones, which resolves one of its

What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 2020-02-13 06:30:00Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) looks like it’ll finally be giving Windows users something to talk about, after a year’s worth of vanilla u

Cord-cutters: Here's how to audit your streaming TV 2020-02-13 06:00:00Avoid sneaky subscription charges by checking out these links and tools.

Amazon Echo Flex review: This tiny plug-in speaker 2020-02-13 06:00:00Just plug the compact and inexpensive Echo Flex into a wall outlet and start chatting with Alexa.

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57-57BN) review: Thin, light, affordable, 2020-02-13 06:00:00With its slim profile and featherweight form factor, the Acer Swift 3 deftly balances size, power, functionality and price. Retailing for $700 and wei

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Watch SpaceX attempt a rocket reusability record with New! 2020-02-17 08:20:39SpaceX is launching another batch of 60 Starlink satellites to join its existing constellation, which will bring the total to 300 and be the third Sta

Google ends its free Wi-Fi program Station New! 2020-02-17 04:53:30Google said on Monday that it is winding down Google Station, a program as part of which it worked with a number of partners to roll out free Wi-Fi in

Oyo’s revenue surged in FY19, but loss widened, New! 2020-02-17 01:43:57Budget-lodging startup Oyo on Monday reported a loss of $335 million on $951 million revenue globally for the financial year ending March 31, 2019, an

Original Content podcast: ‘Mythic Quest’ is a likable 2020-02-16 16:38:33There’s plenty to like about “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet,” a new series on Apple TV+ — its sympathetic-but-critical p

With the development of generalized AI, what’s the 2020-02-16 14:33:48For the next installment of the informal TechCrunch book club, we are reading the fourth story in Ted Chiang’s Exhalation. The goal of this book

Is tech socialism really on the rise? 2020-02-16 10:53:20Ultimately, it's a question of human dignity. To what degree are people given the opportunity to realize their potential, to create themselves?

Can we debate free will versus destiny in 2020-02-15 16:59:01The informal TechCrunch book club (which is now a whole week off schedule thanks to the news cycle — let’s see if we can catch up here sho

This Week in Apps: YouTube TV cancels Apple’s 2020-02-15 14:33:01Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows

Startups Weekly: A pre-IPO list of unicorn companies 2020-02-15 13:35:15[Editor’s note: Want to get this weekly review of news that startups can use by email? Just subscribe here.]  My colleague Alex Wilhelm has

The drunken HQ Trivia finale before it shut 2020-02-15 12:55:30“Not gonna lie. This f*cking sucks. This is the last HQ ever!” yelled host Matt Richards . And it just got crazier from there.The farewell

Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address 2020-02-15 12:48:27I've always thought and believed that you need the public sector and then you need the risk capital that taxpayer money shouldn't be going to.

‘Capitalism generates a lot of wealth depending on 2020-02-15 10:15:39When you think about how a technology is designed, whether in Facebook or, let's say, with industrial automation robots, engineers are not talking to

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Coronavirus-battling robots deployed to help fight deadly outbreak 2020-02-14 16:05:25Could robots be a vital weapon in the battle against the deadly coronavirus?

Army Research Lab explores new '6G' and beyond 2020-02-14 12:49:04A dismounted soldier taking enemy fire in a high-intensity combat engagement comes across a vital enemy location, snaps a quick photo of the area with

Space Force is looking for ideas 'in good 2020-02-14 10:49:09Following its official creation this past December, the Space Force is looking for ideas on what the members of the newest branch of the U.S. military

Los Angeles wiping out 66,000 old marijuana convictions, 2020-02-13 19:33:14Los Angeles County prosecutors are partnering with a nonprofit technology firm to wipe out or reduce up to 66,000 marijuana convictions that dispropor

US accuses Huawei of spying on mobile phone 2020-02-13 14:19:31Chinese telecom giant Huawei reportedly built equipment that secretly preserves its ability to access networks through what's called 'lawful interce

Jeff Bezos splurges, spending $255M on LA properties 2020-02-13 08:23:10Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed a mind-boggling combined real estate transaction, plopping down a whopping $255 million on two Los Angeles-based p

Puerto Rico falls for email phishing scam, loses 2020-02-12 20:54:42The Puerto Rican government lost $2.6 million in an email phishing scam, which comes as the U.S. territory is still trying to recover from a 13-y

2 men claim 'Bigfoot' sighting in Ohio, video 2020-02-12 14:46:09Is Bigfoot hanging out in the Buckeye state?

Navy preps stealthy USS Zumwalt for new lasers, 2020-02-12 12:01:54Lasers, global strike weapons, hypervelocity projectiles, maneuvering Tomahawk missiles and precision-guided deck-mounted guns… are all part of

9 easy ways to get free Amazon gift 2020-02-12 04:00:59We all know Amazon is huge but prepare to be shocked. The tech giant brought in more than $280 billion in revenue last year, with $141 billion alone f

US Army to use gamers’ brain waves to 2020-02-10 14:54:09A group of experts wants to study the brain waves and eye movements of people playing a video game in order to build an advanced AI that could coordin

New laser-guided artillery round destroys moving target 2020-02-10 10:49:00Enemies hiding under a bridge, bunkered down on a specific floor in a large building, seeking cover on the backside of a mountain ridge or moving to a

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Top Common WordPress Blog Content Mistakes 2020-02-14 11:47:33Most fresh bloggers make the same mistakes at the very beginning of their writing career. In most cases, this happens because they don’t have en

500 Chrome extensions found to be uploading private 2020-02-14 03:42:53It is a fact that we have to be extra careful nowadays when it comes to our privacy and security in this world where nothing is safe from hackers. Eve

How to setup VPN on PS4 2020-02-14 01:50:00PS4 is a fantastic gaming console and loved by millions of users. To improve the ping rate, access the players in different regions, and to protect th

Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in 2020-02-13 06:11:38You must be aware that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is currently the richest man in the world. This is after he surpassed Microsoft’s founder Bill Gate

WhatsApp now has the second-most number of active 2020-02-13 02:19:30One thing we have seen in the technology industry is that Facebook has made some wise business decisions in the past. While many might not like the pl

How to Update Your Android Firmware? 2020-02-12 22:24:38One thing you need to know is that Android updates work in a different manner to what Apple offers. For example, if you have an iPhone which falls und

Here Is How Google Recognizes Traffic Jams Inside 2020-02-11 22:32:44You must have seen a recent report where it was evident that a person was successful in creating fake traffic. Basically, what he did was that he load

Portshift Hosts Webinar on Increasing Kubernetes Pod Security 2020-02-11 12:55:41Portshift, a leader in identity-based workload protection for cloud-native applications, today announced a new webinar that will take place on Februar

7 Best Physical Therapy Softwares for 2020 [Free 2020-02-11 11:25:077 Best Physical Therapy Softwares for 2020 [Free & Paid]: Physical therapy software is a management tool that handles and automates daily patients

Remo Repair MOV Review: The Best MOV File 2020-02-11 10:59:40One thing we have seen in the industry is that people have started to shoot videos more and more which was not the case earlier. Earlier, it used to b

How to know Your Carbon Footprint in the 2020-02-10 23:24:49The amount of greenhouse gases like carbon released into the atmosphere is calculated and termed as Carbon footprint. This activity is done by an indi

What is contract procurement? 2020-02-10 11:03:59Let’s say your company wants to redesign your board room. Chances are, your business doesn’t have an in-house interior design or demolitio

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Instagram CEO says it’s too busy to make New! 2020-02-16 23:54:43The majority of popular mobile apps, especially on iOS, started out as iPhone apps. Over time, the popularity of the iPad has encouraged many to adopt

Strava finally syncs with the Apple Health on New! 2020-02-16 23:11:17One of the benefits of having a smartwatch these days is being able to track your activities, sometimes even without a paired smartphones in your pock

StarCraft: Ghost Xbox leak reveals what could have New! 2020-02-16 22:37:13Blizzard may have been getting a lot of flak lately for its failure to reinvigorate the classic WarCraft III through its Reforged remaster but that is

Windows 10 KB4532693 update may be hiding or New! 2020-02-16 21:23:34Last year’s last major Windows 10 update was a relatively small one and, save for a few bugs, was relatively less problematic than previous feat

Pixel 5 prototype leak is sending shivers down New! 2020-02-16 20:37:38Google has always been accused of trying to copy Apple but there are cases when that can actually be a good thing. For a time, it seemed that the tech

Galaxy Z Flip durability test and teardown raise New! 2020-02-16 20:04:17Samsung has finally announced its four bets for the early half of 2020 and, unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip has taken much of the spotlight because

Overwatch League moves matches to South Korea over 2020-02-16 12:30:15Overwatch League, the professional esports league that was forced to cancel a number of matches in China over the novel coronavirus outbreak, has anno

Study finds concerning link between air pollution and 2020-02-16 10:45:33A new study out of the Yale School of Public Health has found that air pollution may be able to trigger non-fatal heart attacks, making the ultrafine

Killing Eve season 3 teaser trailer reveals premiere 2020-02-16 09:00:47The BBC has revealed the upcoming premiere date for the third season of its hit drama Killing Eve. The show first debuted in April 2018 with an annual

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity relocated to Spaceport America 2020-02-16 07:15:50Using the carrier aircraft VMS Eve, Virgin Galactic says that it successfully relocated the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity spaceplane to its Gateway to Space

Opinion: Strong start for Disney+ might be short-lived 2020-02-16 06:14:39Disney+ has burst into the streaming scene with a point to prove. It brought in over 10 million subscribers on its day of launch. Three months in, ove

Facebook cancels its big San Francisco conference over 2020-02-15 12:51:07Facebook has decided to cancel its big global marketing summit that was scheduled to take place in San Francisco due to the ongoing coronavirus outbre

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Why Wyoming’s coal habit is turning it into 2020-02-14 17:47:33 The Wyoming legislature proposed a bill this week that would have penalized — yes, penalized — utility companies for using green energy t

First drive: Volvo’s 24,500lb VNR electric truck drives 2020-02-14 15:24:12 Volvo Trucks launched their electric heavy duty truck program in California this week, nicknamed “Volvo LIGHTS.”  Its centerpie

Podcast: Tesla goes back to market, Tesla making 2020-02-14 15:17:48 This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a discussion abo

Tesla vehicles confirmed to be used in Elon 2020-02-14 13:38:08 Tesla vehicles are now confirmed to be used in Elon Musk’s Boring Company Loop project to create an electric people mover at Las Vegas’ m

Get an Earthwise 24-inch Electric Trimmer for $105, 2020-02-14 13:21:22 Today only, Woot offers the Earthwise 24-inch 58V Cordless Electric Hedge Trimmer for $104.99 Prime shipped. As a comparison, it typically goes

Porsche delivers first Taycan 4S — the less 2020-02-14 12:55:19 Porsche has started deliveries of the Taycan 4S, the less expensive version starting at $104,000, of its new premium electric car. more… The p

Toyota’s Canadian chief argues climate goals not best 2020-02-14 11:52:15 Larry Hutchinson, CEO of Toyota Canada, spoke last week at the opening of the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. His comments were cap

EGEB: Delta Airlines spends $1 billion to purchase 2020-02-14 11:20:25 In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Delta Airlines spends $1 billion to offset its greenhouse gas emissions. Egypt is building a fac

Tesla announces 5% discounted TSLA stock offering price 2020-02-14 11:06:47 Following its stock offering announcement yesterday, Tesla has announced the price at which the shares are going to be sold and it’s a signific

EV group says zoning law, not building code, 2020-02-14 09:21:41 Is using the building code to promote EV readiness the best approach? An EV group says no. We spoke with them, and also the City of Vancouver, which

Tesla is starting to add third-party charging stations 2020-02-14 08:58:03 Tesla is starting to add third-party charging stations to its in-car navigation on top of its own Superchargers and Destination chargers. more&hellip

M2S unveils updated 28mph All Terrain R750 electric 2020-02-14 08:00:05 Just in time to get an early jump on spring riding weather, North Carolina-based electric bicycle company M2S Bikes has just unveiled its latest e-bi

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Maryland bill would outlaw ransomware, keep researchers from 2020-01-27 17:21:48Requires consent before infecting, criminalizes other computering.

Check out Netflix’s Ghost in the Shell trailer 2020-01-27 17:08:38Despite the CGI controversy, the pedigree of the cast and crew is strong.

Plague Inc. maker: Don’t use our game for 2020-01-27 15:39:30Ndemic warns title is "not a scientific model" after spike in popularity.

Rocket League is dropping Mac, Linux because of 2020-01-27 13:59:31"0.3% of all active players" stat comes after vague explanation last week.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina S3 is a mesmerizing 2020-01-27 13:35:06It's all about power: Who gets to have it, and how to wield it responsibly

Google’s upcoming Airdrop clone gets an early demo 2020-01-27 13:21:02Send files locally over Wi-Fi, even when there's no Internet connection.

General Motors will invest $2.2 billion to build 2020-01-27 13:09:58Detroit-Hamtramck will build battery electric trucks and SUVs, starting in 2021.

Feds, states consider tag-teaming massive Google investigation 2020-01-27 12:33:01It takes a lot of resources to do a deep dive on a company as big as Google.

Verizon brings 5G to the Super Bowl—for part 2020-01-27 12:23:15It looks like Verizon 5G still can't cover a whole NFL stadium.

House legislators want to hand NASA’s human spaceflight 2020-01-27 10:38:43Lawmakers also appear to like cost-plus contracts.

SpaceX scrubs Starlink launch attempt Monday due to 2020-01-27 08:55:14Launch attempt will be flown by a thrice-used first stage.

Linux on laptops: Ubuntu 19.10 on the HP 2020-01-27 08:26:55The HP Dragonfly Elite is a great Windows laptop—but how well does it run Linux?

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Skyrmions like it hot: Spin structures are controllable 2020-02-13 16:01:09Researchers who had previously demonstrated the use of new spin structures for future magnetic storage devices has yet achieved another milestone. The

From petroleum to wood in the chemical industry: 2020-02-13 16:00:59An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only look

'Smart' bandages heal chronic wounds 2020-02-13 16:00:48A new 'smart bandage' could help improve clinical care for people with chronic wounds.

Moving precision communication, metrology, quantum applications from lab 2020-02-13 14:16:03Photonic integration has focused on communications applications traditionally fabricated on silicon chips, because these are less expensive and more e

I spy with my digital eye ... a 2020-02-13 14:15:28Scientists have developed a new way to undertake basic health checks of exotic wildlife using a digital camera, saving them the stress of an anestheti

Method combination allows deep insights into ultrafast light-induced 2020-02-13 14:15:22Researchers are demonstrating for the first time how the energy flow between strongly interacting molecular states can be better described.

Studying electrons, bridging two realms of physics: Connecting 2020-02-13 14:15:20Condensed matter physics, which analyzes the behavior of electrons in organized solid matter, has been treated as a completely separate field of study

Electric solid propellant -- can it take the 2020-02-13 13:58:09Electric solid propellants are being explored as a safer option for pyrotechnics, mining, and in-space propulsion because they only ignite with an ele

Scientists make human organs transparent to allow 3D 2020-02-13 13:58:07For the first time, researchers managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic imaging they could revealed underlying complex stru

How electric fields affect a molecular twist within 2020-02-13 09:12:18A team of scientists has gained insight into how electric fields affect the way energy from light drives molecular motion and transformation in a prot


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