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The best apps for remembering that website you want to revisit

Some people look to wipe their web history as soon as possible. (Can’t have anyone stumble across those adult websites you visited!) But what if you’re the opposite? What if you’re looking to hold onto that history? Maybe you’re trying to remember that really funny video you saw online but can’t remember what the heck it was called. You can’t find it online. Your browser history doesn’t go that far back, and it’s not pulling… Read the rest

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Google delays reopening U.S. offices until September

When the coronavirus pandemic first started to take hold back in March, tech companies quickly shifted to getting as many employees to work from home as possible. Google was one of those companies, and it planned to get people back in the office this month, but not anymore. As Reuters reports, Google’s intention was to start reopening its U.S. offices in different cities on July 6, initially at around 10 percent of their capacity. By… Read the rest

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Netflix in 4K HDR seems to finally be coming to the Mac

Mac users will likely be able to stream Netflix in 4K, with HDR, once the new version of macOS Big Sur becomes widely available.  The evidence for this was discovered by tech enthusiast Ishan Agarwal and picked up by 9to5Mac. Agarwal noticed that Safari in macOS Big Sur displayed a 4K Netflix stream with Dolby Vision on his MacBook Pro.  And 9to5Mac recently noted that the new version of Safari supports HDR videos. This means… Read the rest

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Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it's more 'CSI Miami' than 'Tron'

Immersing yourself in virtual reality can feel like a sci-fi fantasy come true, but bulky, cumbersome VR headsets almost make it more trouble than it’s worth. There have been various attempts to slim down VR headsets, such as Dlodlo’s lightweight V One headset and Panasonic’s prototype goggles shown at CES 2020. Now Facebook has revealed its own glasses-like prototype headset with a display measuring 8.9 mm thick — about the same thickness as a smartphone.… Read the rest

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India bans TikTok after deadly military conflict, accuses app of 'stealing' data

The Indian government banned TikTok, which is extremely popular in the country, for alleged privacy violations and threatening its “sovereignty.” On Monday, the government of India announced the banning of 59 apps — including TikTok — for “[engaging] in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” TikTok, notably, is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, and over the past year has faced accusations… Read the rest

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Twitch (temporarily) bans Donald Trump’s channel

Over the past few days, Twitch has banned Dr. Disrespect and other popular streamers amid a social media campaign that outed users for sexual harassment and abuse. On Monday, Twitch continued its crackdown, banning President Donald Trump from the popular livestreaming platform. But, the suspension wasn’t due to accusations of sexual assault, and the ban isn’t permanent — it’s a temporary suspension. When reached for comment, a Twitch spokesperson said the company suspended Trump for… Read the rest

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'Lunar Loo' challenge asks people to help astronauts poop on the Moon

There’s 51 days left to design a NASA toilet fit for Moon-traveling astronauts. A newly launched lunar loo challenge is asking those who are interested to redesign a toilet for the Moon that works in both lunar gravity and microgravity. NASA expects to return humans to the celestial orb in 2024 as part of the Artemis program.  Working with the challenge platform HeroX, NASA is on the hunt for the best lunar, ahem, throne. A… Read the rest

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20 times Elon Musk said 'sure' to random ideas on Twitter in 2020

Ask Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk for something on Twitter, whether it’s a new feature for Tesla’s Sentry Mode or an appearance at an event, and the eccentric billionaire might just say, “sure!”  Musk is, shall we say, fond of the social media platform and uses it to make product announcements, connect with fans (and haters), and generally troll. It’s also where he collects suggestions for his products, like new search functions on the… Read the rest

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