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Nothing Phone Lighting Explained, Plus Pre-Orders Hit DropX

A look at the back side of the Nothing Phone (1) in Marques Brownlee’s video. Screenshot: YouTube / MKBHD Nothing, the smartphone brainchild of CEO Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, is once again testing the efficacy of its hype machine. The company is currently known for its economical earbuds, the Ear (1), which offer a …

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Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face …

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How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP (Getty Images) Eventually, Google and other big tech companies want to dispense with passwords entirely, but until that day comes, a Google Password Manager feature called on-device encryption might be your best bet for protecting your precious codes. Though it quietly came out earlier this springsince you can now easily access Google …

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SpaceX Says 5G Interference Could Make Starlink ‘Unusable’

A long exposure was used to create this image) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch complex 39A on May 6, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo: Red Huber (Getty Images) Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet company is on a collision course with 5G. That’s what SpaceX wants you to think, anyway. In …

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How to Share a Mouse and Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

For a lot of us, day-to-day computing using more than one computer—and sometimes involves more than one computer operating system too. That can mean a lot of wires and a lot of swapping between keyboards, mice and trackpads, but there are now multiple hardware and software options for sharing one set of input devices between …

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Apple Patent Explores Phone Charging Touch Keyboard

MacBook Pro 14Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Apple’s MacBooks haven’t changed much over the past decade or so. Some of the latest models were recently redesigned with modern features, but their form remains that of traditional laptops. That isn’t due to a lack of ideas. Between each model refresh is a flood of patents conjured up by …

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Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Change is the only the constant, especially when it comes to social media apps. But that doesn’t mean the changes are unique. Instagram is testing out a full-screen feed feature that looks awfully similar to TikTok’s interface. And Snapchat is joining Twitter in adding a paid subscriber tier. Also, if Elon Musk gets his way, …

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Sanders, Warren Put Apple on Notice With Universal Charger Push

Apple iPhone 12 ProPhoto: Caitlyn McGarry/Gizmodo Apple is in the spotlight again after a group of Senators published a letter on Thursday asking the US Commerce Department to establish a universal charging standard for smartphones. Signed by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the document urges the Department …

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