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Apple's next iPad Pro to have mini-LED display, report claims
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
We've been hearing about Apple implementing a mini-LED display into its products for years now, but it seems it's finally about to happen.  According to typically reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Apple's manufacturing partners will start mass producing mini-LED displays in the fourth quarter of 2020, and the first product to feature one will be the next-gen, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Kuo previously said that Apple is likely to launch six (or more) iPads and Macs with mini-LED displays by the end of 2021. However, the timeline he proposed was pushed back a little, possibly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more...More about Apple, Ipad, Ipad Pro, Tech, and Consumer Tech
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Zoom catches up with new accessibility features for sign language interpretation
September 23, 2020 at 6:01 am 0
For Zoom users who are part of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, some long-awaited features are here. On Wednesday, Zoom added three major accessibility options, each mainly focused on making it easier for sign language interpreters to stay visible on the screen. Jen Hill, a Zoom marketing manager, demonstrated on a Zoom call how users can now pin and spotlight multiple video screens at a time, to keep someone who is signing alongside the speaker or on the main screen and always in view. In Zoom's grid view, users can rearrange video windows to keep the interpreter where they want to see them. These changes are intended so that everyone is "able to live and work in a digital platform," especially during these pandemic days.  Read more...More about Accessibility, Zoom, Tech, Identities, and Big Tech Companies
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Fitbit Sense review: A half-baked smartwatch for the wellness warrior
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
Fitbit Sense $329.95 View Product The Good Beautiful design • Comfortable • Features EDA sensor for stress mangement • On device music storage • Built-in GPS The Bad Unpredictable heart rate monitor • ECG sensor not available yet • Middling battery life • Expensive The Bottom Line With fitness and stress management tracking, the Fitbit Sense is aiming to be the all-in-one smartwatch. But with many of its marquee features coming at a later date, it mostly just feels half-baked. ⚡ Mashable Score 3.5 😎 Cool Factor 5.0 📘Learning Curve 1.0 💪Performance 4.0 💵Bang for the Buck 4.5 Read more...More about Smartwatch, Fitbit, Fitbit Sense, Tech, and Consumer Tech
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Buying a PS5 or Xbox Series X? You might want to upgrade your TV.
September 22, 2020 at 5:51 am 0
New Xbox and PlayStation consoles are almost here, which means you might need two things: To learn terms like "8K" and "120Hz," and to eventually buy a new TV. If you refresh enough retailer websites, you might be able to nab a pre-order for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series S and X. Sony's machine launches on Nov. 12, while Microsoft is getting a head start on Nov. 10. Both consoles bring more graphical horsepower than their predecessors, but that means you might also need to upgrade your TV to get the most out of them.  It can be a little confusing to figure out exactly what these consoles can do and what you might need to accommodate them. Allow us to explain. Read more...More about 4k Tv, 8k Tv, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S
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Apple's smallest new iPhone will be called iPhone 12 mini, leaker claims
September 21, 2020 at 5:41 am 0
With Apple's iPhone event (probably) happening next month, we have a pretty good idea about the phones the company's about to launch. Most of the reports agree that we'll see four new iPhones, the most Apple has ever launched at one time.  But now, often-accurate leaker L0vetodream (via 9to5Mac) has some interesting information on what the new iPhones will be called.  12mini1212 Pro12 Pro Max — 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) September 21, 2020 In a tweet, he said the smallest and cheapest new iPhone, the 5.4-inch variant, will be called iPhone 12 mini (it's unclear whether the lack of space between "12" and "mini" is deliberate, but it wouldn't be typical for Apple's product naming).  Read more...More about Apple, Iphone, Iphone 12 Mini, Tech, and Smartphones
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This dextrous robot arm is off to the ISS next year
September 21, 2020 at 5:41 am 0
The S1 is a robotic arm created by GITAI. Plans are to send it to the International Space Station in 2021. The arm will help out aboard an airlock-extension module called Bishop, developed by NanoRacks. NanoRacks will launch the module in November of 2020 via the SpaceX CRS-21, followed by the S1 sometime in 2021. Read more...More about Space, International Space Station, Robot Arm, S1, and Tech
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This weekend's best outdoor deal is this sleek (no, really) mosquito trap
September 20, 2020 at 5:32 am 0
TL;DR: Get rid of pesky insects with a Wizap™ Monster 360° 3-in-1 mosquito trap for $71.99, a $77 savings as of Sept. 20.  Whether you have a beautiful outdoor patio or a balcony big enough for a single lawn chair, you're typically used to fighting off bugs until you eventually surrender and go inside.  Getting rid of bugs is complicated, and most machines are eyesores at best. The Wizap™ Monster 360° 3-in-1 Mosquito Trap is here to change that, though. It features an ultraviolet lamp that attracts all flying insects, a high-powered fan that sucks them in, and a 110-volt electrical grid that kills them instantly. All of that, and it looks like a sleek light fixture. It’s on sale for $89.99 down from $149 — a 39% discount. But for a limited time, you can take an extra 20% off with code VIPSALE20 and bring the price down to $71.99. Read more...More
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Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices
September 20, 2020 at 5:32 am 0
There are still three more months of 2020, which means you have around 100 days to make it a better year. There is hope for us yet. Step one — treat yourself. For one weekend only, you can slash an extra 20% off these gadgets and gizmos because why the hell not have a huge sale in September? There are deals on kitchen appliances, phone and computer accessories, sanitizing equipment, and more. Just use the code VIPSALE20 at checkout to knock down the price.  Cashew Smart Wallet with Biometrics and Bluetooth With fingerprint authentication and integrated Bluetooth, this wallet doesn't just hold your money and cards — it ensures they're secure and always with you wherever you goGet it for just $79.99 (originally $149) when you enter the code VIPSALE20 at checkout this weekend only. Read more...More about Tech, Home, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
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The best messaging apps not owned by Facebook
September 19, 2020 at 5:22 am 0
With purchase after purchase, milestone surpassed after milestone surpassed, Facebook continues its slow suffocation of the internet. You, a thinking person who values your privacy and sees the Mark Zuckerberg-helmed behemoth as complicit in an array of real-world suffering, want out.  But with Facebook operating the world's largest messaging apps — the company owns both Instagram and WhatsApp in addition to the familiar, now ominous shade of blue that accompanies Messenger — many messaging options of the digital age correctly feel tainted. Thankfully, there are plenty of non-Facebook-owned ways to communicate with friends and family that are easy, secure, private, and reliable. Read more...More about Facebook, Privacy, Signal, Zoom, and Imessage
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Why smart home gyms could be here to stay
September 19, 2020 at 5:22 am 0
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