The Rock Wants to Upgrade Your Puny Workout Headphones

When you’re crushing it in the weight room, the last thing you want to worry about is how good your pump-up playlist sounds in less-than-stellar headphones. Having the best accessories to listen to music has become just as important for workouts as a sturdy pair of sneakers — which is why one of the most famous gym rats in the […]

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Amazon launches a brand new tablet just for kids

Amazon has unveiled its latest tablet designed for children, which comes with pre-approved and age-appropriate content as well as parental controls for access to games. The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is the same device as the tech giant’s standard flagship Fire HD 10 tablet, but also includes a protective case and a year’s subscription to the firm’s Fire for […]

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Black Panther Heading To ‘Marvel Powers United VR’ For July Launch

Get your best Wakanda Forever impression ready. The Black Panther is the latest playable superhero coming to “Marvel Powers United VR” for the Oculus Rift when the game launches on July 26, Oculus announced on Thursday. T’Challa, king of Wakanda, will join previously announced heroes Captain Marvel, The Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool, Black Bolt, Crystal, Ronan the Accuser, Loki, and […]

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Microsoft swears it’s fixed its racist facial recognition tech

Earlier this year, Microsoft released new facial recognition software to developers that offered great promise but turned out to be racist. After the company’s 2016 “Tay” debacle — surely you remember Microsoft’s neat AI Twitter bot that turned into a crazed Nazi in under 24 hours — this was the last thing Microsoft needed. The company’s “Face API” offered developers […]

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Ed Sheeran Tops Shazam’s 2018 Mid-Year Charts

Considering how popular and ubiquitous his songs are, it’s surprising to learn that Ed Sheeran has topped nearly every single chart on Shazam’s 2018-to-date statistics. “Even though Ed’s album “Divide” is now more than a year old, the songs from it continue to be Shazamed in large numbers,” said Julian Marshall, Global Head of Content. “With some big releases incoming […]

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Elon Musk teases Tesla pickup truck during Twitter discussion

While Tesla investors bite their nails over the carmaker’s hitting a critical production target, CEO Elon Musk lit up the internet Tuesday with talk about an all-electric pickup truck. Elon’s Musketeers embraced the diversion — or was it a deception? — suggesting through dozens of tweets that the truck include everything from backbench seats to rocket boosters. Musk stayed engaged […]

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Driver was 'streaming TV show' just before self-driving car crash

San Francisco: Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash that rocked the nascent industry "entirely avoidable". A 318-page report from the Tempe Police Department, released […]

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Pornhub to Accept Tron’s Cryptocurrency, Whose Founder Just Bought BitTorrent

The pornography industry is often an early adopter of new tech. And so it has come to pass with the highly volatile world of cryptocurrency, the internet’s decentralized and encrypted electronic cash networks. Pornhub, one of the world’s biggest pornographic-video sites, is expanding its cryptocurrency-payment options to soon accept Tron, founded by Justin Sun — the Chinese entrepreneur who recently […]

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Know your rights: threat of NBN broadband limbo still looms for many

New standards will force telcos to reconnect Australians to their old broadband service or mobile broadband within days if an NBN installation fails, but the rules still don't apply to the majority of Aussie homes. Taking effect on September 21, the new NBN Service Continuity Standard is designed to break the broadband deadlock which has left some Australian homes without […]

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