Google’s first auto accessory is like a Home Mini for the car – Engadget
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Google’s first auto accessory is like a Home Mini for the car – Engadget

The Roav Bolt itself is a pretty simple device that sticks into your car’s cigarette lighter socket (also known as the 12-volt port). It has a couple of USB ports on the side for charging your phone and there’s an AUX jack as well. On the top are four LED lights that’ll light up to…

Google takes a tiny step toward fixing AMP’s URL problem – The Verge
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Google takes a tiny step toward fixing AMP’s URL problem – The Verge

When you click a link on your phone with a little lightning bolt next to it in Google search, you’re getting something in the AMP format. AMP stands for “Accelerated Mobile Pages,” and you’ve probably noticed that those pages load super quickly and usually look much simpler than regular webpages. You may have also noticed…

Tim Cook biography out today, though perhaps with only one revealing section – 9to5Mac
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Tim Cook biography out today, though perhaps with only one revealing section – 9to5Mac

The first biography of Apple CEO Tim Cook is out today. Written by Leander Kahney, who wrote a previous biography of Jony Ive, the title gives a pretty good clue to the overall tone: Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level. The early reviews suggests that, for those who already follow…

Microsoft Email Hack Shows the Lurking Danger of Customer Support – WIRED
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Microsoft Email Hack Shows the Lurking Danger of Customer Support – WIRED

On Friday night, Microsoft sent notification emails to an unknown number of its individual email users—across Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail—warning them about a data breach. Between January 1 and March 28 of this year, hackers used a set of stolen credentials for a Microsoft customer support platform to access account data like email addresses in…

Best phone cameras of 2018: What’s the top-performing camera phone you can get right now – Phone Arena
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Best phone cameras of 2018: What’s the top-performing camera phone you can get right now – Phone Arena

Finding the best smartphone camera is no easy task these days. Most all flagships now come packing some serious camera tech and software, and while certain brands and models may excel in certain areas, it’s pretty much a neck-and-neck race. Some phones perform better in low light, others have dedicated Night Modes that are way…

Stratolaunch, the world’s biggest airplane, takes flight – Ars Technica
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Stratolaunch, the world’s biggest airplane, takes flight – Ars Technica

Fly like an eagle — Six-engine aircraft with a wingspan of 117 meters hit a top speed of 189mph. Aarian Marshall, wired.com – Apr 14, 2019 11:08 pm UTC Enlarge / The Stratolaunch aircraft takes off on its maiden flight on April 13.Stratolaunch On Saturday morning, exactly 45 minutes after the sun began to rise…

Best e-readers to buy in 2019: Kindle, Kobo, and more – Android Authority
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Best e-readers to buy in 2019: Kindle, Kobo, and more – Android Authority

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list of the best e-readers regularly as new devices launch. E-readers offer a better reading experience than smartphones and tablets. They are equipped with more eye-friendly displays that can be viewed under direct sunlight without a problem. They also last up to a few weeks on a single…

Here’s why Apple and Qualcomm face off in court next week with billions of dollars at stake – Phone Arena
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Here’s why Apple and Qualcomm face off in court next week with billions of dollars at stake – Phone Arena

This coming Tuesday, the biggest hockey fight in tech history makes its way to a San Diego courtroom. Once again, Apple and Qualcomm get to square off in court, but this time billions and billions of dollars are at stake. According to the Wall Street Journal, there isn’t much of a personal relationship between the…

iPad mini 5 review: when portability matters most [Video] – 9to5Mac
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iPad mini 5 review: when portability matters most [Video] – 9to5Mac

From the outside, the new iPad mini is virtually a carbon copy of the iPad mini 4, but it’s sporting some serious upgrades under the hood. As you’ve probably heard, the 5th-generation iPad mini is basically an iPad Air 3, just in a much more compact form-factor. Indeed, the iPad mini 5 is a powerful…

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, April 12-15 – Polygon
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Destiny 2 Xur location and items, April 12-15 – Polygon

If you played Destiny, you may be familiar with Xur, the weekly Exotic item merchant. In Destiny 2, he’s back, and he now appears all over the map. This week, he’s in the Tower. You can find Xur hanging out in the Hangar, standing on some stairs next to the Dead Orbit vendor. Bungie/Activision Xur’s…