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Computing

Intel’s Ice Lake mobile chips give AMD’s desktop powerhouse a run for its money

Just when its postponed die-size shrink made consumers start worrying that Intel was slipping, leaked benchmarks for Intel's upcoming 10th-generation i7 show it outperforming AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X.
Mobile

Apple’s iOS 12.4 brings back Walkie-Talkie, makes improvements to Apple News+

Apple has finally taken the wraps off of iOS 12.4, bringing a number of tweaks to Apple News+, plus the reinstatement of the Walkie-Talkie feature on the Apple Watch, which was disabled after the discovery of a security flaw.
Gaming

Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform xCloud is built using Xbox One S hardware

Project Xcloud was revealed at E3 2019 and Microsoft used a video interview with publication as an opportunity to reveal more specifics about it. They started by using the Xbox One S as the template for it.
Mobile

Leak shows Android running on purported Nokia feature phone

A leaked image appears to show a Nokia feature phone running a modified version of Android, complete with Google Voice Search, YouTube, and all. This would be a market-changing collaboration between Google and HMD.
News

The FTC’s $5 billion privacy fine on Facebook could’ve been much, much bigger

The federal government almost fined Facebook tens of billions of dollars for privacy violations -- and nearly held CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable -- instead of the eventual $5 billion settlement between FTC and the social media giant.
Cars

Tesla Model 3 is the world’s most-searched-for electric car, survey says

The Tesla Model 3 is the most-searched-for electric car in the world, according to a survey of Google search data. The Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S were far behind the Model 3 in second and third place, respectively.
Social Media

Relax, new Pinterest tools promote mental health for stressed searchers

Need a confidence boost after a Pinterest fail or stressful workday? Stress-related searches will soon link to mental health resources on Pinterest and exercises such as deep breathing and expressing gratitude.
Computing

The new Mac Pro starts at $6,000 and comes with an interesting modular design

Our Mac Pro 2019 rumor roundup covers all the news, leaks, and rumors about Apple's new machine, set to be released in 2019. Here's what Apple has said, what the experts think, and what we're going to see in the new Mac Pro.
Photography

Leica is giving away $10K and a Q2 camera to three female photographers

As part of a new program to promote diversity and the female perspective in photography, Leica is giving away three $10,000 grants in the Leica Women Foto Project Awards. The grant also includes a Q2 camera loan.
News

You can now search Airbnb for business-friendly places to stay on work trips

Airbnb is adding a special search filter for work-friendly stays targeted at people who use the service to find lodgings on business trips. The move comes as more business travelers become open to using Airbnbs over traditional hotels.
Cars

Audi’s latest suspension system can help protect you during a crash

The Audi A8 is getting a more sophisticated adaptive suspension system for the European market. The system can raise or lower the body in a fraction of a second, improving ride, handling, and even safety, according to Audi.
Mobile

The Pixel 4 may have face-sensing tech that goes beyond the iPhone XS

The Pixel 4 is on the way. It may be packing some new tech for Google, and leaked screen protectors are implying Google's next flagship will have face-sensing tech that's beyond even Apple's iPhone XS.
Mobile

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Everything we know

Rumors abound about the Google Pixel 4, Google's next Pixel phone following the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a. Getting around the leaks, Google straight-up teased an image of the back of the phone. Here's what you need to know.
Gaming

Todd McFarlane told NetherRealm to get crazy with Spawn for Mortal Kombat 11

Todd McFarlane said in an interview with IGN at SDCC 2019 that he wanted NetherRealm to "get crazy" with Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11. The comic book legend is very excited about Spawn's upcoming entry into the "super cool" fighting game.
Cars

2020 Lincoln Aviator adaptive suspension scans the road for potholes

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator's adaptive suspension system uses an array of sensors to detect potholes and other road imperfections, then preemptively adjusts settings to maintain a smooth ride.
Emerging Tech

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop pod race sees German team zoom to victory (again)

A German team of student engineers has come first in the latest Hyperloop pod speed contest in California. The team's design reached 288 mph (463 kph) along a straight, three-quarter-mile test track, beating three rival teams.
Mobile

The fast ROG Phone 2 is Asus' new giant-sized mobile gaming monster

Asus has announced a sequel to the ROG Phone (that stands for Republic of Gamers, for those new to the company's gaming brand) called the ROG Phone 2, and it's a massively powerful, giant-sized mobile gaming monster.
Emerging Tech

Jetpack pilot flies around Sydney Harbour and stays dry, unlike before

Ten years ago, a jetpack demonstration by Aussie entrepreneur David Mayman saw him end up in Sydney Harbour, but on Sunday he returned with a far more sophisticated design that this time kept him dry.