Month: October 2019

At one point or another, all laptop users find themselves pondering the same question: is it bad to leave your laptop plugged in all the time? Turns out, the answer isn’t entirely straightforward. So let’s take a look. Know Your Laptop Battery There are two main types of battery used in laptops: lithium-ion and lithium-polymer.
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Electric-bike maker Cowboy recently let me spend a couple of weeks with one of their e-bikes. It’s a well-designed e-bike that makes biking effortless, even if you’re going uphill. Cowboy is a Brussels-based startup. The company raised a $3 million seed round a couple of years ago and an $11.1 million (€10 million) Series A
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External SSDs have been falling in price and are now becoming viable options for everyday PC and laptop users. Of course you don’t get anywhere near the same capacity as you would with a spinning hard drive at each price point, but it’s hard to argue with the convenience, durability, and speed that SSDs offer.
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Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years. The findings, published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature, show that “quantum speedup is achievable in a real-world system and is
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Law enforcement tech outfitter Axon has announced that it will include automated license plate recognition in its next generation of dash cams. But its independent ethics board has simultaneously released a report warning of the dire consequences should this technology be deployed irresponsibly. Axon makes body and dash cams for law enforcement, the platform on
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Google’s first-party hardware has always been a drop in the bucket of global smartphone sales. Pixel devices have managed to crack the top five in the U.S. and Western Europe, but otherwise represent less than 1% of the overall market. It’s true, of course, that the company got a late start, largely watching on the
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Apart from taking dope selfies and recording fun videos with friends, did you know that Snapchat can be good for business? This is thanks to Snapchat Insights, a tool that lets Snap Stars and creators with large audiences analyze their audiences. In this article we cover everything you need to know about Snapchat Insights, including
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After unveiling the group privacy setting for Indian users, WhatsApp has now started testing the feature in other markets as well. The feature was spotted in the latest Android and iOS beta of WhatsApp Messenger, and there has been a slight tweak to it as well. Instead of the Nobody option that was available earlier
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Bootstrapped tech company Doist, the company behind popular task management Todoist, is releasing a major update called Todoist Foundations — the update should be rolled out over the next 24 hours. As the name suggests, it lays foundations for many new features down the road. But there are already some interesting improvements. Task lists in
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Facebook on Monday activated its election notification feature for India, requesting people to go out and vote for their candidates in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls and post that they have voted. Voting started in Maharashtra for the 288-Assembly constituencies, while over 1.83 crore voters in BJP-ruled Haryana are to cast their votes to
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What are the pros and cons of social media? This is an especially pertinent question when more people than ever are using social media apps, but when social media is making people unhappy. Social media has its pros and cons. And in this article we explore both sides of the argument, listing the pros of
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