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Samsung confirms Unpacked 2020 will be held virtually on August 5

The invites for Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event has officially been sent out. And, it comes as no surprise that it'll be held virtually this year. You know, due to the...

Twitter and Facebook tell Hong Kong authorities to get bent (for now)

Oh hey, would you look at that: Twitter and Facebook just did something good.  The two tech giants took a stand, albeit a temporary one, for...

TikTok will exit Hong Kong amidst controversial national security laws

TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong within days, becoming the latest of several tech companies to react to the region's controversial new national security laws. The...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs revealed in FCC listing

Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is becoming less of a secret by the hour.  A few days ago, Samsung Russia accidentally leaked an image of the upcoming phone...

TwoSeven review: All-in-one group streaming that’s far from perfect

The search for the perfect group streaming service for the age of social distancing isn't over, but TwoSeven is an intriguing pitstop along the way. Funded by Patreon...

Uber’s global reach grows as the company’s ridesharing comes to Tokyo

It took six years, but Uber is finally hitting the road in Tokyo. The company kicked off rideshare operations in Japan's capital city on Friday, according...

Police used ‘smart streetlights’ to surveil protesters, just as privacy groups warned

Well, we can't say we weren't warned. San Diego police have turned a technology pitched on the promise of reducing traffic fatalities and tracking carbon emissions into a...

Waze brightens app with a colorful redesign

Navigation app Waze "refreshed" its look on Monday with brighter colors and expressive icons.  The Waze logo has a new font. Waze's Carpool app is also...

Every platform that took action against Trump accounts and groups so far

President Donald Trump has been saying covertly and overtly racist stuff since before he became the president.  Now, after protests against police brutality and systemic racism swept the country, some social media companies are...

‘Lunar Loo’ challenge asks people to help astronauts poop on the Moon

There are 51 days left to design a NASA toilet fit for Moon-traveling astronauts. A newly launched lunar loo challenge is asking those who are interested to redesign...

Best tech books of 2020 (so far)

A lot happened in the tech industry in 2020. Big Tech faced anti-trust investigations. New villains scraped our data. Misinformation about the deadly coronavirus, voting, and protests spread like wildfire on social...

Mother Earth reportedly stoked for Amazon’s new ‘Climate Pledge Arena’ hockey stadium

In an act of immense humility, Amazon announced Thursday that it had secured the naming rights to the future home of Seattle's National Hockey League (NHL) team and will be calling...

Congress needs to pass this facial recognition ban now

Earlier this year, for the first time (that we know of), a false match by a facial recognition algorithm led to the arrest of an innocent man. 

New iOS 14 feature is bad news for YouTube (but good news for you)

Ever wish you could keep listening to your favorite YouTube video in the background while using other apps on your iPhone? Well, you can, if you...

Apple’s privacy-focused ‘nutrition labels’ for apps are only a start

Do you trust companies like Facebook to accurately and completely tell you how, and to what extent, their apps monitor and track you both on your phone and across...

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Dinky One is a new dating site that caters to people...

There are niche dating websites for seemingly everything these days: beard owners and beard lovers, conspiracy theorists, and Trump supporters just to name a few.

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