July 12, 2020

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The cheapest Wi-Fi 6 router out today could give your internet connection a major boost
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Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax) is a pretty recent wireless standard having been officially released as a protocol not so long ago, in 2019. It replaces 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) as the fastest Wi-Fi protocol widely available in the market.Less than a year later, Honor is selling the Router 3, a Wi-Fi 6 router for as little as $47.99. While you need to have a compatible device to get the most out of it, the improvements on offer thanks to the sheer presence of newer hardware and technology makes it a worthwhile investment if your current ISP-provided router is not delivering.The Honor Router 3 - which is a rebadged WiFi AX3 - delivered combined wireless speeds of up to 2976 Mbps (2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps; 5 GHz: 2402 Mbps) allowing you to transfer data to up to 20 devices simultaneously. Note that most users will almost certainly never reach this level, mainly because it is only a theoretical maximum speed. The router is sold as a Wi-Fi 6+, and we've reached out to Honor to find exactly out what the “plus” version brings to the table.
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Uplay login error plagues Ubisoft Forward in attempts to get free Watch Dogs 2
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Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft’s digital showcase for its upcoming games, was plagued by Uplay log-in issues, as viewers attempted to claim the promised free copy of Watch Dogs 2 for the PC.Ubisoft said that it would be giving away free downloads of Watch Dogs 2 to people who would watch Ubisoft Forward live. All they had to do was to log in with their Uplay account during the broadcast. However, that turned out to be a problem, with #CANTLOGIN flooding the Twitch and YouTube streams of the virtual event.Ubisoft, in a statement to Eurogamer, said that it was aware of the issue and that it was working to resolve the problem during the live stream.Uplay account holders, however, apparently should not be worried that they missed the chance at a free copy of Watch Dogs 2. Ubisoft directed Digital Trends to tweets by the official Ubisoft Support account, which claims that Ubisoft Forward’s rewards will be given out even to viewers who were unable to log in during the event.
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‘Covid Parties’: Should You Go To One?
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A 30 year old male died after recently attending a 'Covid party' in San Antonio, Texas. The motivation for holding such parties appears to be a curiosity if the virus is real, and to see if anyone gets infected.
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A life-size Gundam statue will be completed outside of Japan in 2021
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You won’t have to visit Japan to see a life-size Gundam statue in the months ahead, although you may still have to book a lengthy trip. Our Engadget Chinese colleagues report that Bandai Namco will debut an 18-meter (about 59ft) Freedom Gundam statue at the LaLaport Mall in Jinqiao, Shanghai, China sometime in 2021. It’s the first large Gundam robot statue to be built outside of Japan, Bandai Namco said.It’s unclear if this robot will have any movement like the recent Yokohama statue, but it won’t be surprising if that’s the case. These statues have been cultural draws for years in Japan, and movement (however limited) might draw more people. The pandemic complicates matters — it’s unclear how many people will want to venture outside to see a robot statue in 2021. Still, this shows that the desire to see large robots extends beyond Japan’s shores.
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Microsoft Prepares For A Life With Google
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When Microsoft introduced the Surface Duo late last year, it confirmed that it would be using Android. As the official launch date approaches, Microsoft’s implementation looks ready to pass Google’s compatibility check.
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla made me feel like a viking – and that’s all I ever wanted
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After playing just under three hours of an early build of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, I came away suitably impressed. Not because the game dramatically differs from Assassin’s Creed Origins or Odyssey – Ubisoft hasn’t delivered the type of paradigm shift that we saw after the much-maligned Assassin’s Creed Unity – but because Valhalla has managed to deliver a thoroughly convincing world, set in a historical time period that I’m genuinely fascinated by.After all, the Viking age is one that had far-reaching implications for many European countries, particularly Britain, and its effects can still be seen today. York, a scenic town no more than 45 minutes away from my home, was famously invaded by Ivar The Boneless and subsequently renamed Jorvik. Pretty cool, right?Now, various school trips aside, what really reignited my passion for burly bearded-men and inspirational shield-maidens was the aptly-named Amazon Prime show, Vikings. Watching the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha and the heartless Ivar was truly gripping entertainment, particularly as many events took place in familiar locations. Sure, liberties were taken with timelines and historical accuracy, but it provides a bewitching insight into what life was like.
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Apple warns that MacBook screens may crack if closed with a camera cover
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Apple has issued a warning against closing the MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro if a camera cover is installed, as doing so may cause damage to the computer’s screen.Camera covers have increased in popularity amid growing concerns of hackers taking over the built-in webcams of computers. However, in a support page that was spotted by MacRumors, Apple said that closing the MacBook with a camera cover may damage the display because the space between the screen and the keyboard is “designed to very tight tolerances.”In addition to the potential damage, Apple said that using a camera cover will affect MacBook features such as automatic brightness and True Tone, as it will interfere with the ambient light sensor.Instead of attaching a camera cover, Apple advises MacBook owners to watch for the indicator light, which will glow green if the camera is in use. Apple assures that the camera will not activate without the indicator light also turning on. MacBook owners also have control over which apps access the camera through the computer’s System Preferences.
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Tesla Increases Supercharging Rate of Model S, Model X, Reduces Model Y Price
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Tesla has increased the Supercharging rate of the Model S and Model X to 250 kW to match the Model 3 and Model Y capacity. This would be the third software update to increase the charging rates of the two vehicles.Last year, Tesla said that only the Model 3 will have the 250 KW charge rate capability of the Supercharger 3 while the Model S and Model X cars had the upgraded capacity to 200 kW via a software update.In June, Tesla had another software update, which further increased the supercharging rates of newly delivered Model S and Model X to 225 kW. While the new rate still fell short of the Model 3's. It shortens the charging sessions of these vehicles.As reported by Elektrek, the update was recently seen on Tesla's website with the new Supercharging maximum rate now shows at 250 kW for Model S and Model X. However, it seems that the new rate is built in new vehicles, and not offered through a software update.
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Fitbit's Charge 4 can wake you up when you feel well-rested
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You now have more reasons to wear your Fitbit Charge 4 around the clock. The 9to5Google team reports (via The Verge) that a Charge 4 update has introduced two major features to improve your sleep habits and encourage more exercise. Smart Wake sets alarms based on when you’re likely to feel rested, rather than a set time. So long as you have that leeway, it could help you start your days on the right footing.The other tentpole addition, Dynamic GPS, switches to your phone’s positioning when nearby to improve battery life. You won’t have to worry about your activity tracker running out of power just because you tracked your latest bike ride. Given that the Charge 4 can’t use its own GPS for more than five hours on a charge, this could get you through more workouts before plugging in.The update is available now to Charge 4 owners. Neither will necessarily sell you on Fitbit’s hardware by themselves, but they could make a better case for a tracker over a smartwatch that will likely need more frequent charging.
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Apple’s Radical MacBook Pro Is Missing An Important Feature
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For decades, gaming has been at the forefront of computing prowess. Bigger, better, faster, more fluid, more immersive, the big games of the day have been the perfect illustration of what can be achieved. Except for Mac owners.
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There’s Good, Bad News about Oculus Quest: Amazon Welcomes the Headset Back to its Shelves
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CNET reported on Sunday, July 12, the Oculus Quest, the hit virtual reality headset that paused on selling from retail stores since the holidays, is now back on stock. Amazon and other popular stores are offering the product once again for the fans and gaming enthusiasts. The Oculus Quest is the maker's first all-in-one gaming headset, known for its easy setup, insight tracking, and night controllers. Whether at home or in the workplace, you can easily make this VR device work for your entertainment and gaming needs. With the insight tracking, you can translate movements with VR with room scaling. With the intuitive touch controllers, you can have a smooth, realistic accuracy with the virtual reality headset. Did you know that the Oculus Quest also earned the Editors' Choice Award on CNET around a year ago?
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Pinterest's moderation doesn't catch some abusive and false material
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Pinterest has received kudos for moderation that relies on customizing search results to hide or counter material, but it appears to have its limits. OneZero has discovered numerous cases where Pinterest’s moderation didn’t catch some abusive or false content, including sexualized photos of young girls, conspiracy theories (including those for 5G and QAnon) and racist material. The issue revolves around “loopholes” that get past Pinterest’s standard search approach.The abuse filters typically kick in on Pinterest itself. You can’t search from the homepage if you haven’t logged in, but you can get round that by visiting another account’s page. And if you use the right Google searches, you can find a slew of content that Pinterest’s filters would otherwise detect. Moreover, Pinterest’s autocomplete and recommendation systems may also steer users toward racist and misleading material.
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'Far Cry 6' arrives February 18th, 2021
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Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 announcement might have been spoiled, but there’s still more to say. The gaming giant has announced that its next open-world shooter will arrive on February 18th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia, PC (via the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store) and Uplay+. True to the early scoop, you play resistance fighter Dani Rojas as you aim to take down President Antón Castillo (played by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito) and, possibly, his son Diego (Coco’s Anthony Gonzalez).The developer hasn’t shed much light on the game mechanics, but you’ll have to rely on weapons like a disc launcher (available in a pre-order pack) and a for-hire “wiener dog on wheels.” Star power will play a role — besides Esposito and Gonzalez, you’ll see an opening sequence from Westworld’s Patrick Clair (below) and listen to a score from Narcos’ Pedro Bromfman.
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Winglet Maker Tamarack Emerges From Chapter 11 With Its Business And Bold Performance Claims Intact
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The company's claim that its active winglets can reduce fuel consumption by 33% has been met with amazement and not a little skepticism. After convincing regulators its safe for Citation jets, the company is aiming for bigger markets.
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Panasonic RZ-S500W review: Aiming for a noise-canceling crown
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Panasonic has spent years refining its lineup of audio gear, and it proves just what it’s capable of with the new Panasonic RZ-S500W earbuds. They’re not only more affordable than the heavy-hitters from Apple and Sony, but the RZ-S500W actually beat the competition in a few categories like active noise cancellation. Let’s dig in and see what else there is to love about these buds. Credit: Lily Katz / Android AuthorityThe design of the Panasonic RZ-S500W has a number of pros and cons. The touch panels are encircled by a silver ring that contrasts the sleek matte black finish. Each earbud is also branded with the Panasonic logo, as is the black charging case. However, the case build is somewhat lacking and the hinge feels like it could snap with a little bit of force.Each earbud has a number of charging points on the underside, and they’re arranged somewhat like the eyes of a spider — arachnophobes be warned. The charging case openings are wide, and I never had to be overly precise about placing the earbuds in the case to guarantee charging. Panasonic also included five different ear tips with the RZ-S500W, ranging from XS to XL, all of which play nicely with the case’s cutouts.
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Disney Parks Chief Happy With Booking Trends as Magic Kingdom Reopens
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Jul.12 -- Disney opened its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks on Saturday, after a four-month shutdown and as a record number of new virus cases were reported in Florida. Josh D’Amaro, the chairman of Walt Disney Co.’s theme parks business, said he’s very happy with booking trends, both now and into next year. D'Amaro spoke to Bloomberg's Emily Chang from the Magic Kingdom.
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