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Twitter for Mac App Is Coming Back, Company Confirms  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Twitter has announced that it will be bringing back "Twitter to Mac" with help from Apple's Project Catalyst, Pro, which is Apple's initiative to help developers port their iOS apps... more
Intel Launches Ignite Project to Help Israeli Tech Startups  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Intel has launched a project to help startups in Israel develop technologies in artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems, and said it planned to bring the scheme to other countries... more
Huawei Ban: US Chipmakers Said to Be Quietly Lobbying to Ease Restrictions  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the US government to ease its ban on sales to Huawei, people familiar with... more
Huawei Prepares for Sharp Drop in Global Smartphone Shipments: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Huawei is preparing for a 40 percent to 60 percent decline in international smartphone shipments, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. more
Report: Huawei expects international smartphone shipments to plummet  TechCrunch · 2 hours
A month after being placed on a trade blacklist by the Trump administration, Huawei is reportedly steadying itself for international shipments of its smartphones to decline by 40% to 60%. According to... more
See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos so far - CNET  CNET · 3 hours
A look at new photos from Netflix's big hit, from ice cream to festivals to spying at the mall. more
Google Assistant revives feature that automatically remembers where you parked  9to5Google · 7 hours
Google Assistant is super powerful, and it’s only going to get better with some of Google’s... more accuses Google of copying its song lyrics  THE VERGE · 10 hours
In the last couple of years, if you type a song title into Google, you’ll get a box that includes... more
Newer ‘Nest Cam Outdoor’ from Google arrives at FCC  9to5Google · 13 hours
In late May, the FCC revealed a new Nest Cam Indoor amid earlier rumors that an updated security... more
Amazon laid off ‘dozens’ of game developers amidst reorganization  THE VERGE · 13 hours
Amazon has confirmed that it has laid off “dozens” of game developers from Amazon Game Studios amidst a... more
Hands-on: How the Noise app in watchOS 6 helps protect your hearing  9to5Mac · 15 hours
One of the neatest new features in watchOS 6 is the Noise app. The app is designed to alert you with Apple Watch when... more
Comment: iCloud has finally delivered on Steve Jobs’ original promise from 2011  9to5Mac · 17 hours
Back when Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud in 2011, we were pitched a vision of data being available everywhere. Jobs pitched demoting the Mac and moving... more
Week-in-Review: E3’s forever franchises and Elon Musk’s submersible Tesla  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Hey, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I get hopped up on caffeine and give a heavy amount of analysis on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds... more
RIP iTunes. Here's where your music goes now - CNET  CNET · 21 hours
Apple is splitting up iTunes' duties, with Apple Music taking most of the load. more
LucidSound announces rose gold LS35X Xbox Wireless Headset  Windows Central · 1 day
It's so pretty. What you need to know LucidSound is releasing a new rose gold LS35X Xbox Wireless Headset this fall. It connects wirelessly to your Xbox One without any additional dongles.... more
[Update: Removed] You can now create impromptu speaker groups on Smart Displays  9to5Google · 1 day
Smart Displays in recent weeks have gained a number of new features like a “stop” command for alarms and more clock faces. Google is... more
Trine Ultimate Collection available to preorder, Trine 4 coming to Xbox  Windows Central · 1 day
Grab it right now. What you need to know Trine is a popular platforming series. Trine 4: The Nightmare was recently announced and it goes back... more
How to sign up and join the Bleeding Edge alpha  Windows Central · 1 day
Try it out this month. What you need to know Bleeding Edge is an upcoming online melee combat game from Ninja Theory. Ninja Theory was working on this... more
How to sign up and join the Bleeding Edge technical alpha  Windows Central · 1 day
Try it out this month. What you need to know Bleeding Edge is an upcoming online melee combat game from Ninja Theory. Ninja Theory was working... more
Twitter is bringing back its Mac desktop app  THE VERGE · 1 day
A little over a year after discontinuing its Mac desktop app, Twitter says that it’s bringing the program back after... more
Google Pixel Slate m3: Is the new base model worth buying?  9to5Google · 1 day
Earlier this month, Google officially killed off the Celeron model of the Google Pixel... more
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Collector's Edition discounted to $27  Windows Central · 1 day
It's beautiful! What you need to know The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset features a stunning collector's edition. It comes with a breathtaking statue and other items. Amazon has... more
Original Content podcast: ‘Black Mirror’ returns with one of its strongest seasons  TechCrunch · 2 days
Less than six months after releasing the disappointing interactive experiment “Bandersnatch,” Netflix’s science fiction anthology series “Black Mirror” is back with three traditionally-structured episodes.... more
These are the very best sleeves you'll find for Dell's XPS 15  Windows Central · 2 days
You dropped a bunch of cash on a fancy new Dell XPS 15 and now you're looking at this beautiful notebook and wondering how... more
Google’s loud Home Max speaker is $40 off for Verge readers  THE VERGE · 2 days
Google’s Home Max is the biggest, most powerful smart speaker that it makes. This... more
Twitter offers new details on its upcoming Mac app using Project Catalyst  9to5Mac · 2 days
At WWDC last week, Apple announced its new Project Catalyst technology to make it easier for developers to bring iPad applications to the Mac.... more
Amazon Spark Shuts Down, the Online Retailer's Shopping Social Network  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Amazon Spark, a shopping social network that could be thought to essentially be a competitor to Instagram, has shut down less than two years since after its launch... more
Xbox Elite Series 2 controller improves bumper and grip durability  Windows Central · 2 days
Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Elite Series 2 controller looks to bolster durability across its bumpers and grips. Microsoft's E3 2019 conference wrapped last week, host to the unveiling of... more
Why iPod Touch 2019 is a worthy $200 on-ramp to iOS apps - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR... more
E3 2019 wrap-up, AT&T cancels Fold preorders video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
This week's major tech stories include a wrap-up of Microsoft and Nintendo from E3 2019 and news that AT&T has cancelled Galaxy Fold preorders. more
Amazon Sued Again for Alexa Recording Kids' Voices  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Amazon has been sued by a Massachusetts woman seeking class-action status to sue the e-commerce giant. more
Facebook to Rank Comments to Make Conversations Meaningful  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook has rolled out an update where it will rank comments to promote those that are most relevant to users. more
Google Pixel 4 Live Image Leak Shows Square Camera Module  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Google Pixel 4 leaked images suggest a noise-cancelling microphone on top and a fabric case. more
Mortal Kombat 11 may get Killer Instinct Thunder skin for Nightwolf  Windows Central · 2 days
Let's hope it happens soon. What you need to know Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest fighting game in the acclaimed franchise. The Nightwolf character may... more
Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down  TechCrunch · 2 days
Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017... more
Blair Witch runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X  Windows Central · 2 days
The horror legend returns. What you need to know Microsoft recently announced Blair Witch for Xbox One and PC. It's a first-person psychological horror experience that is similar... more
Google to disconnect Drive from Photos: How to keep your photos in sync - CNET  CNET · 2 days
After July 10, you'll need to keep your images in sync on your own between Google Drive and... more
Amazon’s Alexa boss Dave Limp on privacy concerns  BBC · 2 days
Amazon’s head of Alexa, Dave Limp tells the BBC why his team is researching how to make the voice assistant understand emotion. more
Amazon executive Werner Vogels on the ethics of facial recognition  BBC · 2 days
Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology is used. more
iOS 13 hints at exciting iPhone 11 feature - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Will the next iPhone switch from Lightning to USB-C? Or will it finally include a fast charger in the box? The new icon on the iOS 13 developer's... more
Dying Light, Torment, and more may join Xbox Game Pass soon  Windows Central · 2 days
Rotating in and out. What you need to know Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was previously only available to Xbox Insiders. You can purchase it for $1... more
Walmart Grocery is now offering a $98 per year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ subscription  TechCrunch · 2 days
Walmart is taking aim at Instacart, Target’s Shipt, and Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods with a new grocery delivery subscription service called simply, “Delivery Unlimited.”... more
There’s no reason to trust Amazon’s Choice  THE VERGE · 2 days
Ever since Amazon introduced its “Amazon’s Choice” label in 2015 to recommend certain products, a skeptical world has been trying to find... more
Apple has registered seven more MacBooks, a report says - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Apple has reportedly filed to register seven new portable computers on the Eurasian Economic Commission database. more
Stranger Things star to host a hidden-camera prank show on Netflix - CNET  CNET · 2 days
On Prank Encounters, Gaten Matarazzo, aka Dustin, will be tricking people who think they've started new jobs. more
Twitter Bringing Mac App Back Using Apple's Project Catalyst  MacRumors · 2 days
Apple last week unveiled Project Catalyst, an initiative designed to allow developers to port their iPad apps to... more
From Project Scarlett to Gooigi: The best of E3 2019  TechCrunch · 2 days
Every story about E3 has opened with a mention of Sony’s absence, and this one’s no different. The lack of one of gaming’s “big three” loomed large over... more
Amazon Game Studios lays off 'dozens' of developers  Windows Central · 2 days
Many games are still in development. What you need to know Amazon has been developing games for many years now. The company even unveiled a Lumberyard game engine which wasn't widely adopted.... more
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr exhibits performance issues on Xbox One X  Windows Central · 2 days
Bethesda needs to fix this. What you need to know The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr recently launched on Xbox One. The expansion adds a... more
Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency reportedly boasts big-name backers - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The cryptocurrency, which could be announced as soon as next week, has support from Visa, Mastercard, Uber and PayPal, according to a WSJ report. more
Jeff Bezos
Comment: iCloud has finally delivered on Steve Jobs’ original promise from 2011
Google accused of copying song lyrics from Genius for use in search results
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Aggretsuko’s second season introduces meddling moms and psychotic colleagues
Mattel Launches New Hot Wheels 'id' Smart Track Kit and NFC Cars Exclusively at Apple Stores
Apple still dominates true wireless hearables, but 2nd gen didn’t boost share
Taylor Swift's You Need To Calm Down: How to stream and buy the new single now - CNET
Google app 10.7 adds whimsical Face Match animations [APK Insight]
Apple Watch now available from UK carrier O2, upfront cost from £20 ($25)
Mobvoi accidentally reveals ‘new TicWatch Pro’ with Verizon LTE
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G arrives at AT&T, but only for businesses and developers
Huawei exclusion from 5G sends 'bad signal,' Chinese ambassador warns UK - CNET
Alphabet Scoop 058: Did Google just announce the Pixel 4?
Catalyst makes Apple’s latest iPad Pros beach-ready with new waterproof cases
Facebook won’t remove doctored videos. Here are tools to help you verify content
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Microsoft’s Project Scarlett Backward Compatible With Xbox One Games, Controllers
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Google Home Essentials: TP-Link Kasa Spot Indoor Security Camera [Video]
The Sony PlayStation Classic returns to its lowest price: $30 - CNET
Privacy: What Apple does and doesn’t know about you
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