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Huawei launches new flagship phones in bid to keep No. 2 spot

Technology News (Reuters) - 4 hours 44 min ago
Huawei [HWT.UL] unveiled new flagship smartphones with novel smart camera and video features on Tuesday, as it seeks to sustain momentum among price-conscious consumers.
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Telefonica Brasil rolls out Netflix partnership in paid TV push

Technology News (Reuters) - 4 hours 59 min ago
Telefonica Brasil SA has begun integrating its pay TV service with Netflix Inc's streaming platforms, Brazil's largest telecoms company said on Tuesday, in another step in its focus on high-end services.
Categories: Technology

How to Improve Your Twitch Stream Audio With VST Plugins

How-To Geek - 5 hours 4 min ago
Twitch streamers with noisy microphones will be happy to hear that OBS, the most popular live streaming program, has support for audio plugins in the form of VSTs. It’s a little-known feature hidden away behind a bunch of menus but can significantly improve your audio quality.
Categories: IT General, Technology

All The Tools You Need To Start Losing Weight

How-To Geek - 5 hours 11 min ago

Losing weight is easy… according to every skinny person I’ve ever known. For most of us, it’s a lot harder.

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Categories: IT General, Technology

TomTom shares slide 13 percent after Volvo contract loss

Technology News (Reuters) - 5 hours 13 min ago
Shares in navigation firm TomTom slid 13 percent on Tuesday on news it had lost a contract with carmaker Volvo, renewing worries that Google's entry into in-dashboard software may hurt the Dutch firm.
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Renault-Brilliance plans electric vans to buck China slowdown

Technology News (Reuters) - 5 hours 15 min ago
Renault and Chinese partner Brilliance plan to launch three electric delivery vans in two years, seeking to capitalize on robust growth in China's commercial vehicle market and city center driving curbs on combustion engines.
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Adobe's new experiment turns tone deaf humming into real music

Mashable - 5 hours 27 min ago

What if your tone deaf humming could actually sound... pretty good? That's the premise of a new experiment from Adobe that aims to turn your voice into music.

It's called Project Kazoo, and it could one day make soundtrack creation as simple as humming a quick tune.

SEE ALSO: Adobe finally has a full version of Photoshop for the iPad

The software, which is still in a prototype phase, uses a technology called voice conversion to translate dissonant sounds into music. Hum a couple bars into a microphone, and the software can turn the sound into that of the well-tuned instrument of your choice. It can even convert music from instrument into the sound of another — play a few notes on a recorder and the software will spit out the same notes on a saxophone. Read more...

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10 gifts for the fan who has a love/hate relationship with Marvel

Mashable - 5 hours 45 min ago

Whether you're drawn to the blockbuster movies, to Netflix, to old-school cartoons or to the comics that started it all, you know by now that it's Marvel's world and we're only living in it. It's tough, sometimes, to know that you're a teeny, tiny cog in a massive corporate entertainment empire, that no matter how much you tweet about Black Widow's character assassination you know you're still buying tickets for Avengers 4 in 2019.

We see you, and we hear you, emotionally exhausted Marvel fans. It's okay to love and hate your faves – in fact, we encourage it. Here are 10 gifts for the Marvel fan in your life who constantly switches between love and hate. Read more...

More about Entertainment, Movies, Comics, Marvel, and Avengers
Categories: IT General, Technology

Sony Fixes Crashing PS4s, Here’s How to Fix Yours

How-To Geek - 5 hours 46 min ago
Over the weekend, a critical bug was found in the PlayStation 4 messaging system that would cause systems to crash if a particular character was displayed. Sony has now fixed the issue.
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Best deals for Oct. 16: Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch games, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, and more on sale

Mashable - 5 hours 56 min ago

If you have ever felt the shoulder ache brought on by too much gaming, have an indent permanently worn into your couch in your "spot," or have ever blown on a gaming cartridge to get it to work, then these deals are about to make you very happy.

SEE ALSO: Save nearly $3,000 on one of Samsung's best 4K TVs of 2018

There are a number of deals on video game consoles, such as save $20 on a Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Minecraft bundle from Walmart. Amazon is offering an Xbox One S 1TB Console with NBA 2K19 bundle for $299.99, plus the retailer will throw in an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for free.

Of course, gamers need to stay alertKeurig's K525 Single Serve, K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is on sale for $149.99. Hungry? The classic George Foreman Electric Grill is also on sale for just $29.99 and can help you cook up something fast. Read more...

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How to Remove Old User Account Pictures in Windows 10

How-To Geek - 6 hours 3 min ago
After changing your Windows 10 account picture to something with a little more personality, the three most recent images are stored as thumbnails in the Settings app. Here’s how to remove those old thumbnails if you’re sick of seeing them and want to start fresh.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 8 min ago
(In this Oct. 15 story, corrects date of book "“The Road Ahead" to 1995.)
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Johnson & Johnson edges past profit estimates, lifts outlook

Health News (Reuters) - 6 hours 18 min ago
Johnson & Johnson reported slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday and pushed its full-year forecast higher, as demand for its cancer drugs Zytiga and Imbruvica helped offset falling sales of arthritis treatment Remicade.
Categories: Health

Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue

Mashable - 6 hours 22 min ago

Now that the Pixel 3 XL is out in the open, it was just a matter of time until someone disassembled it. 

The first to do so is the trusty iFixit, and while digging through the Pixel 3 XL's innards didn't result in any groundbreaking discoveries, there are still a few interesting changes compared to the last generation of Pixel phones. 

SEE ALSO: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: Android's finest

First of those is the fact that Google has used a Samsung-made AMOLED screen in the new Pixel 3 XL. The company used LG-made screens in previous Pixels, and while both companies produce fine OLED screens, Samsung screens do tend to be a little better. Note that it's quite possible that Google is sourcing OLED screens from both companies.  Read more...

More about Pixel, Pixel 3 Xl Teardown, Google Pixel 3 Xl, Smartphone Teardown, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

China's Changsheng Bio-technology hit by heavy penalties in vaccine scandal

Health News (Reuters) - 6 hours 28 min ago
A unit of China's vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd has been hit with penalties totaling 9.1 billion yuan ($1.32 billion) after it was embroiled in a scandal over falsifying data for a rabies vaccine.
Categories: Health

TomTom earnings beat expectations on digital mapping sales

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 45 min ago
TomTom, the Dutch navigation company, said third-quarter earnings beat expectations, helped by sales of higher margin digital mapping products.
Categories: Technology

TomTom CEO: user experience, not price, behind customer defections

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 45 min ago
TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn said on Tuesday that user experience, not price, appeared to be the main reason why several of the company's former customers have chosen Google Android-based systems for their built-in dashboard navigation systems.
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Why Netflix's 'Hill House' finale changes the way we look at the show

Mashable - 7 hours 8 min ago

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the entirety of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, all 10 episodes. Proceed with caution.

It's safe to assume these days that a supernatural TV drama isn't going to end with us, the viewers, getting every answer or solving all the mysteries we faced over the season. So it was with Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, which after 10 episodes of family secrets and unexpected zombie torsos, left us wondering what exactly we'd seen.

That's not to say that Hill House's ending wasn't satisfying, but it may feel that way at first. It's certainly a game-changer and doesn't explain half the specters haunting the Crains (and us!) all season, but it merits a second viewing to solidify the journey we just went on and what it all means. Read more...

More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Horror, and Recap
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VW targets online sales, over-the-air updates in new contract with European dealers

Technology News (Reuters) - 7 hours 18 min ago
Volkswagen will overhaul its dealership and sales organization by April 2020 to enable online sales and over-the-air software updates for its new electric cars, the German automaker said on Tuesday.
Categories: Technology

Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite shows e-readers can still get better

Mashable - 7 hours 27 min ago

There are very few gadgets in this world I consider to be perfect. But one of them, or at least one that comes pretty damn close, is my Amazon Kindle e-reader. I’ve been a huge fan since I bought my first Kindle (third-generation) back in 2007, and my admiration for these wonderfully simple machines only grew when I upgraded to the frontlit Kindle Voyage in 2014.

So when Amazon asked if I wanted to try the brand new Kindle Paperwhite —  available for pre-order today for $129.99 — I couldn't pass up the opportunity. And as it turns out, I was amazed during my short time messing around with it. Amazon, somehow, continues to refine a device that is already teetering on the brink of perfection. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology
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