• Paul McCartney's adventure novel for kids is becoming a Netflix movie
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    Paul McCartney's adventure novel for kids is becoming a Netflix movie

    Paul McCartney is about to have much more of a presence on Netflix than the occasional documentary or Beatles homage. Netflix and Gaumont are producing an animated movie based on McCartney's children's adventure novel High in the Clouds, which was also written by Philip Ardagh and Geoff Dunbar

  • D-Wave partners with NEC to build hybrid HPC and quantum apps
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    D-Wave partners with NEC to build hybrid HPC and quantum apps

    D-Wave Systems announced a partnership with Japanese industrial giant NEC today to build what they call "hybrid apps and services" that work on a combination of NEC high-performance computers and D-Wave's quantum systems. D-Wave’s chief product officer and EVP of R&D, Alan Baratz, whom

  • Logitech made a $200 webcam for Apple's $5,000 pro display
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    Logitech made a $200 webcam for Apple's $5,000 pro display

    Apple's newly available Pro Display XDR promises exceptional image quality, but there's one glaring omission for some users: there's no webcam. You can edit video in grand style with your $5,000 monitor, but you can't use it to hold a video chat with the production team. Logitech has

  • Co-operative horror shooter ‘GTFO’ hits Steam Early Access
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    Co-operative horror shooter ‘GTFO’ hits Steam Early Access

    After it was first announced three years ago, co-operative horror shooter GTFO is now available through Steam Early Access. If you haven't heard of this one before, it attempts to scratch the same itch as titles like Left 4 Dead, pitting you and three friends against hordes of monsters inside of

  • Walmart will test driverless grocery deliveries in Houston
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    Walmart will test driverless grocery deliveries in Houston

    Walmart is about to experiment with autonomous grocery delivery in a big way. The big-box retailer is launching a pilot program in Houston that will use Nuro's self-driving R1 vehicle to shuttle food from "select" stores to customers who've opted into the program. The companies didn

  • The iPhone's new parental controls can limit who kids can call, text and FaceTime and when
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    The iPhone's new parental controls can limit who kids can call, text and FaceTime and when

    An update to Apple's iOS operating system, out today, will give parents a new set of tools to fight back against kids' iPhone addiction. In a new Communication Limits section of Apple's Screen Time in Settings, iPhone users can set limits based on their contacts.

  • Netflix says 26.4 million accounts watched ‘The Irishman’ in its first week
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    Netflix says 26.4 million accounts watched ‘The Irishman’ in its first week

    Netflix had a lot riding on The Irishman -- the Martin Scorsese crime saga starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The film has been in the works for almost a decade, and Netflix, which reportedly invested as much as $200 million, has been involved for years. So, the company is understandably

  • 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' will be a PlayStation exclusive until 2021
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    'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' will be a PlayStation exclusive until 2021

    There was little doubt that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be a premier PlayStation title, but it's now clear just how long everyone else will have to wait to play it. Deal-finder Wario64 has discovered box art showing that the reborn RPG will be a PlayStation exclusive until March 3rd, 2021 --

  • Google Chrome will warn you if your logins have been stolen
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    Google Chrome will warn you if your logins have been stolen

    Google is adding several new features to Chrome to keep you safe while browsing online. To start, the next time you try to login into a website, Chrome will warn you if your username and password were compromised in a data breach. It will also suggest you change any passwords you've reused.

  • iOS 13.3 arrives with improved parental controls
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    iOS 13.3 arrives with improved parental controls

    That inadvertent confirmation of iOS 13.3's imminent release was on the mark. Apple has released the new software (plus iPadOS 13.3), whose centerpiece is an improvement to Screen Time parental controls. You can set limits on who your kids can call, text or FaceTime, including managing contacts and

  • 'Axiom Verge 2' and more indie games will hit Switch in 2020
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    'Axiom Verge 2' and more indie games will hit Switch in 2020

    Nintendo has already curated a library of wonderfully weird independent games on the Switch, and it's not slowing down in 2020. The company today revealed a handful of indie titles heading to the Switch next year, including heavy hitters like Axiom Verge 2 (a sequel fans have been waiting for since

  • Zetwerk, an 18-month-old Indian B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raises $32M
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    Zetwerk, an 18-month-old Indian B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raises $32M

    Zetwerk, an Indian business-to-business marketplace for manufacturing items, has closed a significantly large financing round as it scales its operations in the nation and also helps local businesses find customers overseas. Zetwerk co-founder and chief executive Amrit Acharya told TechCrunch in an

  • Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won't weaken chat encryption
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    Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won't weaken chat encryption

    If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and relevant Australian

  • This new publicly traded company is going to transform how the antiquated United States Postal Service communicates
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    This new publicly traded company is going to transform how the antiquated United States Postal Service communicates

    Zoom Video Communications is about to do its part to save the USPS.

  • An iOS bug in AirDrop let anyone temporarily lock-up nearby iPhones
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    An iOS bug in AirDrop let anyone temporarily lock-up nearby iPhones

    Apple has fixed a bug in iOS 13.3, out today, which let anyone temporarily lock users out of their iPhones and iPads by forcing their devices into an inescapable loop. Kishan Bagaria found a bug in AirDrop, which allows users to share files between iOS devices. Using an open source tool, Bagaria could

  • Microsoft announces public preview of Microsoft Teams for Linux
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    Microsoft announces public preview of Microsoft Teams for Linux

    "Starting today, Microsoft Teams is available for Linux users in public preview, enabling high quality collaboration experiences for the open source community at work and in educational institutions," the company wrote in the blog post announcing the release. This announcement is significant

  • Free-wheeling Silicon Valley startups 'need substance': Israel-based VC investor
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    Free-wheeling Silicon Valley startups 'need substance': Israel-based VC investor

    Take this one tip from well-known venture capitalist Erel Margalit to heart.

  • AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on DirecTV
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    AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on DirecTV

    Since the end of last year, reports indicated that AT&T was planning to add pause ads to its video platforms. According to Variety, the telecom has flipped the switch. AT&T is currently testing the ads on DirecTV, its satellite TV service, and "other" video platforms it owns. They'

  • 'Plundervolt' attack breaches chip security with a shock to the system
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    'Plundervolt' attack breaches chip security with a shock to the system

    Today's devices have been secured against innumerable software attacks, but a new exploit called Plundervolt uses distinctly physical means to compromise a chip's security. The Plundervolt attack does just this, using the hidden registers to very slightly change the voltage going to the chip

  • NVIDIA's RTX GPUs will speed up Maya 2020 workloads
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    NVIDIA's RTX GPUs will speed up Maya 2020 workloads

    Now that NVIDIA's RTX graphics cards are boosting performance for Adobe's Creative Cloud suite and Blender, it was only a matter of time until Maya, the 3D creation tool widely used for Hollywood films and TV shows, joined the party. NVIDIA announced today that the upcoming Maya 2020 release

  • The most expensive new Mac Pro configuration costs $52,599
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    The most expensive new Mac Pro configuration costs $52,599

    If you've been waiting to get the best Mac money can buy, well, today's the day. Apple's new Mac Pro is on sale, and it starts at an eye-popping $5,999. That's a lot of cash for the average user, but maybe not so much if you make your living on how fast your computer is. The Mac Pro is

  • Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated AR headset
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    Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated AR headset

    Magic Leap's augmented reality headset reportedly hasn't sold well so far, but the company might have a way to turn its fortunes around: pitch the device as a business tool. It's launching an Enterprise Suite that includes a Magic Leap 1 headset (an update to the One Creator Edition) as well

  • Apple's redesigned Mac Pro is now available
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    Apple's redesigned Mac Pro is now available

    Right on cue, Apple has started taking orders for the redesigned Mac Pro and its optional Pro Display XDR. The workstation is available starting at $5,999 with an eight-core 3.5GHz Xeon processor, 32GB of RAM, Radeon Pro 580X graphics and a 256GB solid-state drive. In a pleasant twist, there's also

  • Facebook's video calling Portal devices add WhatsApp login, new features and content
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    Facebook's video calling Portal devices add WhatsApp login, new features and content

    Facebook is making its line of Portal-branded smart video calling devices more relevant to consumers, including those who don't even have a Facebook account. The company today says its Portal family of products will now work with just a WhatsApp account, allowing users to make video calls to friends

  • Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day
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    Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day

    An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google's AI can create and curate the piano ringtones for you.