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Aston Martin’s first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation model is ready for delivery

10:15
Nothing is stopping Aston Martin from finishing the first-ever new DB5 to roll off the assembly line. After more than 50 years, the all-new DB5 Goldfinger Continuation has been completed and is ready for delivery. Created in association with EON Productions, Aston’s newest DB5 Goldfinger is a gentleman’s dream come true. It is a genuine privilege, and significant responsibility, to … Continue r...

Mac ThiefQuest ransomware should be a reminder that no one is safe

6:15
Long gone are the days when Windows is the only vulnerable operating system or at least the most reported one. Mac and Linux computers have their own share of vulnerabilities, some worse than others, but recent times have made them just as enticing to data and money thieves as Microsoft’s platform. And then there is Android and iOS which is … Continue reading

Galaxy Note 20 might be announced one month from now

5:42
Despite all that’s happening around the world, one thing that seems to still be a constant is the schedule of smartphone announcements, at least from giants like Samsung and Apple. Whether they will be able to launch on time and with enough stocks are different questions entirely. For Samsung, however, the Galaxy Note 20’s announcement will be important in more … Continue reading

OnePlus narrowly escapes another security breach

4:35
Some people take it as a badge of honor when you’ve become big or popular enough to be the target of attacks. Considering how OnePlus is slowly becoming such a target, one could assume it has definitely crossed that threshold. Unfortunately, it also means that the company has to step up its efforts in making sure that most of its … Continue reading

LinkedIn and Reddit apps caught copying clipboard content without permission

4:02
Smartphones have put a lot of power into our hands, literally, but they have also exposed potential security and privacy violations in things we’ve been taking for granted on desktops. Things like asking permission to use certain hardware and software capabilities were almost an alien concept on desktop operating systems until Android and iOS showed how those can be easily … Continue reading

Google Chrome will soon eat up less of your laptop battery

3:28
Chrome is probably the most used web browser on all platforms but it’s not exactly because it is the perfect browser. Although it has considerably improved over the years especially in memory management, it’s still notorious for being a huge drain on battery life, something that the pre-Chromium Microsft Edge tried to capitalize on. That may soon be a thing … Continue reading

Firefox on Android removes Preview version in favor of Nightly

2:55
Despite being next to Google Chrome in terms of popularity, the recent months may not have been so kind to Firefox and owner Mozilla in terms of profitability and adoption. The non-profit organization continues to look for additional sources of revenue, sometimes eliciting backlash from its community, while Firefox’s Android app is still in the middle of being rewritten from … Continue reading

Rocket Lab’s Electron mission failure takes out seven satellites

18:56
Rocket Lab experienced a mission failure on July 4th for reasons that remain unclear, resulting in the loss of both the launch vehicle and the seven satellites carried as payload. The company aims to offer rapid launches for small payloads like CubeSats; it has already had a dozen successful missions and had several launches planned for later this year. As … Continue reading

Eating raspberries daily found to relieve itchy autoimmune skin allergies

17:09
Eating raspberries every day may offer the same level of relief as steroids for people who suffer from an itchy skin allergy called contact hypersensitivity, according to a new study from Ohio State University. With this condition, contact with certain things causes one’s skin to become inflamed, red, and itchy — something black raspberries in particular were able to reduce … Continue reading

PUBG Mobile adds Livik map made specifically for phones and tablets

15:23
PUBG Mobile players now have access to a new map made specifically for people who play the battle royale game on tablets and smartphones. Called ‘Livik,’ this is the first time the PUBG team has developed a smaller map exclusive to the mobile version of the game, one that will result in shorter matches across a smaller landscape. The update … Continue reading

Disney’s ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ 4K theater re-release plan canceled

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Disney has decided to skip a previously revealed plan to debut a 4K version of the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back in theaters, according to a new report. This would have been a milestone moment for the iconic trilogy, marking the first time a 4K version of the original Star Wars movies were presented in theaters. The big … Continue reading

Smartphone fast charging technology – myths and facts

12:31
Smartphones today are marketed with a very important feature that promises lightning fast charging speeds compared to the older generation phones. The battery charging technology that phone makers rely on for delivering quick charge to the devices is based on Programmable Power Supply (PPS) and USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) 3.0 standards. These technologies deliver power at the right amount of … ...

Scientists create special nose-swabbing robot to test for COVID-19

4.July
In the future, a special robot designed to help protect healthcare workers may test you for the flu, COVID-19, and other pathogens that require a nose swab. The contraption was created by engineers at the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM), which explains that the robot can be also be used to swab a patient’s throat for conditions like … Continue reading

Netflix just released its best UI customization feature to date

4.July
If you’re like the average Netflix subscriber, you’ve likely started to watch some random show or movie, only to realize that you really don’t want to watch it. You exit the show and continue to browse, but there’s a problem — every time you launch the app, that barely-watched and unwanted show reappears in your ‘Continue Watching’ row where you’re … Continue reading

NASA remembers July 4 Mars milestone that made its rovers possible

4.July
NASA is remembering one of its most notable July 4th events: the arrival of its Sojourner on Mars in 1997. Depending on your age, you may not be familiar with Sojourner, having instead learned about Curiosity, the now-defunct Opportunity, and perhaps even the Spirit rover, which was active on the Red Planet from 2004 to 2010. Lesser known is the … Continue reading
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