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TikTok's CEO is headed to Congress to testify about user privacy and safety
January 30, 2023 at 3:56 pm 0
TikTok's CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify in a Congressional hearing set to take place on March 23.The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday announced the committee appearance via press release. TikTok's ties to its China-based parent company, Bytedance, has received mounting scrutiny in recent years. The U.S. federal government recently banned the mobile viral video app from government-issued devices.While many such congressional hearings on Big Tech have focused on more than one company or platform in the industry, this will be one with a hyper focus on TikTok. The hearing will be centered on "TikTok’s consumer privacy and data security practices, the platforms’ impact on kids, and their relationship with the Chinese Communist Party," the release states.The Trump administration tried to outright ban the TikTok app from the U.S. in 2020 but was blocked from doing so at the time. To help alleviate concerns from lawmakers regarding its
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Grab an earbud upgrade for any style and budget
January 30, 2023 at 3:56 pm 0
A great pair of earbuds can truly enhance your commute, work day, or workout routine. Here are a few deals to help you find the best upgrade.BEST BUDGET EARBUDS: The Sony wired extra bass earbuds are an inexpensive pick for work calls and workouts $28 $44.99 (save $16.99)BEST STYLISH EARBUDS: The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are chic, wireless, and come with a battery-charging case and active noise cancelation $89.99 $149.99 (save $60)BEST STUDIO-QUALITY EARBUDS: These Sennheiser Momentum earbuds include stereo sound music lovers will adore $167.59 $299.95 (save $132.36)Best budget earbuds Opens in a new tab Credit: SONY Our pick: Sony wired extra bass earbuds (opens in a new tab) $28 at Amazon (save $16.99) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itThese budget-friendly Sony wired extra bass earbuds are
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Print your own toys with this 3D printer, now 36% off
January 29, 2023 at 3:40 pm 0
TL;DR: As of Jan. 29, you can get the Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle for only $299.99 rather than the full price of $469 — that's a savings of 36%.Toys aren't just for the kiddos anymore. Especially in 2023, when Kidults are on the rise. This new consumer group is comprised of adults who enjoy toys as well, and they're on to something. We could also use a little more fun in our lives, and reconnecting with our inner child with some good old-fashioned playtime works wonders. Thanks to technology, you can now just print the toys of your dreams at home with 3D printers. The Toybox 3D Printer, featured on Shark Tank, currently offers a Deluxe Bundle that's on sale for $299.99, 36% off the usual $469 price tag now through January 30, and there's no coupon code required. Make the toys of your childhood dreams right in the comfort of your
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This tiny device performs 8 smartphone functions, and it's on sale for $39.95
January 29, 2023 at 3:40 pm 0
TL;DR: As of Jan. 29, the WonderCube Pro All-in-One Mobile Keyring is on sale for $39.95 — that's a 42% discount from its usual $70 MSRP.The person who said that good things come in small packages has a point. A piece of chocolate, a snowflake, your tiny baby kitten. All these things are the epitome of cuteness and goodness, that's why we learn to grow fond of them. Apparently, the human brain was designed to recognize tiny things as objects that bring happiness.Another happiness-inducing thing? The WonderCube Pro. This tiny but mighty device may look like a futuristic piece of dice, but it's actually a smart all-in-one solution that performs eight separate functions. For a limited time, you can get it on sale for 42% off.The WonderCube Pro ends your perpetual dilemma of having to carry dongles and other mobile accessories when you're out and about. Sure, it's small, but it features
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Apple might use Siri to create apps for its mixed reality headset
January 28, 2023 at 3:29 pm 0
Well, that's one way to do things.According to a report from The Information, Apple's upcoming mixed reality headset could have a truly funky method for designing user-created apps. Put simply, users may be able to speak animated AR objects (like animals) and other elements into existence using Siri. This apparently might also include the ability to scan 3D objects using an iPhone to turn them into AR models. SEE ALSO: Apple wants to take over your home with new iPad-like device, report claims The Information also reported that users may be able to upload their created apps to the App Store. This would, obviously, negate or at least substantially reduce the need for someone to know how to code in order to make something for Apple's long-rumored headset. It'd be a pretty significant leap forward for XR development, in theory, but its actual implementation could end up
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We've found deals on Kindle, Microsoft Surface Pro, and other tablets this weekend
January 28, 2023 at 3:29 pm 0
Set your sights on these great weekend tablet deals:BEST MICROSOFT SURFACE DEAL: If having a powerful tablet with a display that presents lifelike graphics is on your wishlist, then the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) can be yours for 40% off — $959.99 $1,599.99 (save $640)BEST KINDLE DEAL: The Kindle Kids (16GB) can kickstart a reading habit for your little ones, and it’s now down to an all-time low price — $84.99 $119.99 (save $35)BEST AMAZON FIRE TABLET DEAL: The Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tablet is a budget purchase with enough battery life to last for both work and play. (It’s also back to its lowest price at Amazon.) — $104.99 $174.99 (save $70)Best Microsoft Surface deal Opens in a new tab Credit: Microsoft Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (opens in a new
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The robot chisel capable of sculpting masterpieces
January 27, 2023 at 3:17 pm 0
Created by Filippo Tincolini and Giacomo Massari, Robotor is an automated robot chisel driven by self-programming software. Based in Carrara, Italy the robot can replicate some seriously impressive art.
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Score huge discounts on tech products this week
January 27, 2023 at 3:17 pm 0
Take advantage of these great discounts on tech products as of Jan. 27.BEST SMARTPHONE DEAL: The Pixel 6 Pro was amongst the best smartphones released in 2021, and is now at its lowest-ever price — $589.99 $899 (save $309.01)BEST TV DEAL: You can save over 50% on the LG 65-inch C2 OLED TV — $1,649 $3,786.30 (save $2,137.30)BEST SOUNDBAR DEAL: If your TV speakers don’t have that cinematic feel to them, the Samsung 5.1.2ch soundbar will come to your aid at half its retail price — $349.99 $699.99 (save $350)BEST VACUUM DEAL: The iHome Autovac Eclipse Pro Robot Vacuum will keep your home tidy — $177 $399.99 (save $222.99)The holiday shopping season might be over, but there are solid tech deals year-round. Whether you’re in the market for a budget buy or a premium-priced product, we have a deal for you. Check out these sweet discounts across multiple retailers on
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Shutterstock launches an AI image generator. Just what we needed.
January 26, 2023 at 3:05 pm 0
Another AI image generation platform hit the internet on Wednesday (Jan. 25), this time launched by Shutterstock. Now, not only can you find stock photos and illustrations on the site, but you can generate your own.Working with AI isn't anything particularly new for Shutterstock. Over the past two years, they've partnered with OpenAI, Meta, and LG AI Research to "fuel their generative AI research efforts," Paul Hennessy, the chief executive officer at Shutterstock, said in a press release. It's available in multiple languages and comes included with paid customers' packages. "Our easy-to-use generative platform will transform the way people tell their stories — you no longer have to be a design expert or have access to a creative team to create exceptional work," Hennessy said. "Our tools are built on an ethical approach and on a library of assets that represents the diverse world we live in, and we ensure that
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Save up to 40% off Samsung TVs, soundbars, and speakers with the Super Sunday Sales Event
January 26, 2023 at 3:05 pm 0
Ready to start prepping for the Big Game? Samsung has you covered with these deals during its Super Sunday Sales Event as of Jan. 26: OUR TOP PICK: The Samsung 65-inch LS03BB The Frame Smart TV is solid, great-looking 4K set that also doubles as a gorgeous art display when not in use— $1,699 $1,799 (save $300)BEST SPLURGE: The Samsung 85-inch QN800B Neo QLED 8K TV is a dazzling 8K display with crystal clear images and brightness that brings anything you watch on it to life in vivid color — $2,999.99 $1,799 (save $1,700)BEST SOUNDBAR: The Samsung HW-S800B 3.1.2ch Soundbar w/ Wireless Dolby Atmos is a slim soundbar that packs big sound into a small, attractive package — $749.99 $899.99 (save $150)There's no better time to start filling your home with the latest and greatest home theater equipment. With the Big Game on the way, you want to make sure
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