Thomas Owens

Thomas Owens

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The VPN Trust Initiative has released a new set of principles that offer best practices for VPN providers and the industry as a whole.
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Back in August, Fitbit launched a bunch of wearables namely Versa 3, Sense, and Inspire 2. During the launch, the company promised to deliver a ... The post Fitbit OS 5.0 is finally here with UI and navigation updates, only two smartwatches to receive it appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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(University of Warwick) University of Warwick astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new survey finding that over 75% of the orbital debris they detected could not be matched to known objects in public satellite catalogues.
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On September 23, OnePlus is rolling out the new OxygenOS 11 Beta 2 for the OnePlus 8. If you’re unaware, the update is based on ... The post OxygenOS 11 Beta 2 now available for the OnePlus 8 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Google Google Maps will soon include information on COVID-19 spread in states, counties, and some cities. Toggling on the “COVID” layer in the app will show the seven-day average number of confirmed cases in each area per 100,000 people. Areas of the map will be color-coded based on case rate, and a label shows if cases are going up or down. The feature will roll out on Android and iOS this week. Image: Google The layer is designed to help people “make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do,” wrote Sujoy Banerjee, a Google Maps project manager, in a blog post. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people keep track of the amount of COVID-19 spread in... Continue reading…
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Tesla announced that it will dramatically reduce the cost of its battery cells and packs — which means the company’s new goal is a $25,000 electric car. The company’s CEO Elon Musk said its new “tabless” battery cells, as well as by changing the materials inside the cell, will allow Tesla to “halve” the price per kilowatt-hour, which will make electric cars roughly the same price as combustion engine ones. The price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the unit of energy most commonly used to measure the capacity of the battery packs in modern electric vehicles. Those prices have been falling dramatically over the last decade, from $1,100/kWh in 2010 to $156/kWh in 2019, a drop of 87 percent. Tesla will “halve” the price per kilowatt-hour, Musk... Continue reading…
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Ring lights have gone from YouTube and TikTok star niche to work-from-home must-have for anybody wanting to look their best on video calls, and now Elgato is getting in on the action. The new Elgato Ring Light promises not only consistent – and flattering – LED lighting, it’s also easier to control since it’s WiFi-connected. That means you can access … Continue reading
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After a fresh round of funding, Dendra Systems is ready to unleash its drone reforestation squad on the world. But is it too little, too late?
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The dual-screen foldable Surface Duo may hold promise but its current execution has left many giving it an uneasy thumbs down. While there has been a lot of criticism over the state of its software, most reviewers have actually been rather impressed by the quality of the phone’s design. But will that design stand up to the test of time … Continue reading
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Chip giant dinged for failing to block automated buying Analysis  Nvidia launched its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards on Thursday and promptly sold out from its online store, to the annoyance of more than a few would-be customers who were left empty-handed.…
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To lock down our top picks for robot vacuums we gathered and tested the heck out of a group popular models from iRobot, Neato, Electrolux, Eufy, Ecovacs and more.
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When a high-speed maneuver went terribly wrong, this pilot suddenly found himself screaming toward the water at 600 miles per hour.
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Errors had no material effect on the outcome, promises the, er, board chairman Nominet has been forced to admit it wrongly calculated election results for its board of directors in 2018 and 2019.…
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Photo Illustration by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Drones have been a problem for prisons for years now, where they’re often used to smuggle contraband behind bars. But could they also get inmates out of prison by airlifting them over the walls? That’s one worry expressed by federal prison officers in a new report on the topic from the Department of Justice (DOJ). The report is essentially an overview of how federal prisons track and mitigate the threat posed by drones. Much of it is given over to complaints about the bureaucracy involved in reporting drone incidents, and the difficulty in identifying and implementing effective drone countermeasures. The overall finding is that drones are only going to become a greater problem for prisons in future, and that the government isn’t doing... Continue reading…
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