• Tilta mods Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera with a tilt screen and SSD
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    Tilta mods Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera with a tilt screen and SSD

    With their sharp picture, super efficient and flexible RAW format and SSD compatibility, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras are fantastic choices for videographers on a budget or anyone in need of a solid B-camera that doesn't break the bank. But one nagging problem is the camera's fixed 5-

  • Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years
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    Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years

    An important if ignominious chapter in American nuclear energy has come to a close. Exelon has shut down Three Mile Island's Generating Station Unit 1 reactor after 45 years of use. The reactor isn't the one behind the accident in March 1979, but this effectively marks the closure of the plant

  • Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold
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    Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

    Samsung postponed Galaxy Fold's release to fix its issues after an early rollout put damaged units in the hands of reviewers. The redesigned Fold felt sturdier than before when we tried it at IFA, but it sounds like the tech giant still wants you to take extra good care of the device if you buy it

  • Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds 'hybrid' chatbots, for Calibra customer service
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    Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds 'hybrid' chatbots, for Calibra customer service

    As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it's putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots -- chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence -- to help customer

  • Uber sues NYC over vehicle caps
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    Uber sues NYC over vehicle caps

    Uber isn't about to sit quietly while New York City extends its caps on ridesharing . The company has sued NYC in a bid to halt rules that both freeze the number of new for-hire licenses and limit the amount of time drivers can spend cruising Manhattan looking for rides. It contended that the cruising

  • Australia will help NASA go to the Moon and Mars
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    Australia will help NASA go to the Moon and Mars

    The Australian government has announced that it's joining forces with NASA and supporting its exploration missions to Mars and the Moon, including the Artemis program. Under the partnership, NASA expects Australian businesses and researchers to contribute to its missions' needs when it comes

  • Apple gets US approval for Mac Pro tariff exemptions
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    Apple gets US approval for Mac Pro tariff exemptions

    President Trump may have claimed in July that Apple wouldn't get tariff exemptions for the redesigned Mac Pro , but the reality is very different. The US Trade Representative's office has confirmed that regulators approved 10 out of 15 of the company's tariff exemptions for computer components

  • TiVo says all retail DVR owners will see ads before recorded shows
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    TiVo says all retail DVR owners will see ads before recorded shows

    TiVo isn't wasting much time implementing pre-roll ads before recorded shows . The company told Light Reading in a follow-up statement that these promos will reach "all eligible" retail DVRs within 90 days. This marketing will be a "permanent part of the service," a spokesperson

  • Meet Facebook's latest fake
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    Meet Facebook's latest fake

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a 35-year-old billionaire who keeps refusing to sit in front of international parliamentarians to answer questions about his ad business' impact on democracy and human rights around the world, has a new piece of accountability theatre to sell you: An "Oversight

  • Here are the 22 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day XXII
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    Here are the 22 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day XXII

    Alchemist Accelerator, a startup incubator which focuses on enterprise companies, held a demo day yesterday for its 22nd batch. Company name is pronounced like "Pristine" mashed up with the word "steam".

  • Batman comes to 'Fortnite' along with Catwoman and Gotham City
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    Batman comes to 'Fortnite' along with Catwoman and Gotham City

    It didn't take long to learn just what Epic had in store for Batman's arrival in Fortnite . The brooding superhero is available in the battle royale shooter from now through October 6th, and he's definitely not alone. You can get a Batman cape and buy a Caped Crusader pack that, among other

  • Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space
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    Hitting the Books: Searching for ancient cities from space

    Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their

  • The Morning After: Taking a look inside the iPhone 11 Pro Max
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    The Morning After: Taking a look inside the iPhone 11 Pro Max

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! The next step after a new iPhone arrives is, naturally, to tear one apart and see what's inside. Check out the first teardown, as well as other highlight stories from this week including our review of ASUS' dual-screen laptop.

  • Zoox CEO Aicha Evans to talk self-driving cars at Disrupt SF 2019
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    Zoox CEO Aicha Evans to talk self-driving cars at Disrupt SF 2019

    Aicha Evans, CEO of self-driving startup Zoox, is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in just two short weeks. Evans came on board to Zoox earlier this year following the unexpected firing of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in August.

  • Ask Engadget: How can I improve my rural internet?
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    Ask Engadget: How can I improve my rural internet?

    The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community . Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fact, our community's knowledge and insights

  • Amazon Prime perks now include mobile game add-ons
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    Amazon Prime perks now include mobile game add-ons

    Amazon Prime members are getting another perk, and it's something mobile gamers would appreciate. The e-commerce giant is making free mobile game loot a part of its subscriber offerings, starting with exclusive in-game items for Tencent's popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile . It has already

  • Yamaha updates its THR desktop guitar amps for the first time in years
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    Yamaha updates its THR desktop guitar amps for the first time in years

    The pressure waves from a cranked 100-watt tube amp could kill any insects or small rodents in close proximity. Even low-powered, solid state practice amplifiers can be too loud for apartment dwellers. To get around extreme noise issues, Yamaha's THR line of "desktop" guitar amps aim to

  • Facebook’s latest AI experiment helps you pick what to wear
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    Facebook’s latest AI experiment helps you pick what to wear

    Just when you think researchers have found the wackiest possible use for a neural net yet , another team finds an even more novel use for artificial intelligence. Take Facebook's new Fashion++ AI . It's a program that will help you become a fashionista.

  • iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors
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    iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors

    As usual, now that a new iPhone has hit the market, iFixit is pulling it apart an iPhone 11 Pro Max to show you what the insides look like. It's a common annual ritual, and in short order we should have confirmation of the usual things like RAM chips, modem manufacturers and battery capacity .

  • TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle
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    TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle

    In TiVo 's heyday the company was synonymous with recording TV shows via your remote control, so you didn't have to rush home to catch "your show" or attempt to record it on the VCR. But that was two decades ago, and things have changed. Now, the company has a plan to become relevant