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Chromecasts are finally available from Amazon again
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Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Amazon and Google haven’t played nicely with each other over the past few years, but consumers were just thrown a bone. Amazon has finally restocked Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra devices in its online store, selling them for $35 and $69, respectively. Back in 2015, Amazon pulled Chromecast devices from its store […]

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The new Razer Phone 2 tries again to make the 120Hz gamer phone a thing
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Razer Razer has announced the second iteration of its gaming-focused Razer Phone. Called the Razer Phone 2, the device improves the camera, adds wireless charging, and bumps up the specs across the board compared to its predecessor. The main draw is still its screen. The 5.7-inch LCD display has a 2560×1440-pixel resolution, HDR support (HDR-10), 645 […]

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Do we have evidence for an exomoon? Ask again in a year.
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Enlarge / An artist’s impression of what the massive system would look like. (credit: NASA/ESA) At this point, we’ve spotted thousands of planets orbiting other stars. But we still don’t have a good picture of whether exosolar systems are similar to our own Solar System. Things like asteroids and comets are far too small to […]

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John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ Bitfi wallet got hacked — again
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If the security community could tell you just one thing, it’s that “nothing is unhackable.” Except John McAfee’s cryptocurrency wallet, which was only unhackable until it wasn’t — twice. Security researchers have now developed a second attack, which they say can obtain all the stored funds from an unmodified Bitfi wallet. The Android-powered $120 wallet […]

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What If Electric Cars Fail Again?
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If Tesla should go under, it would set back the electric car industry a decade or more. At the beginning of the last century, electric, steam and gas all competed for the automotive industry, resulting in far more advancements in gas cars than electric over the decades. Thankfully, no one has brought back steam. There […]

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Google starts showing rehab ads again after a lengthy ban
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Google will start showing ads for addiction treatment centers again nearly a year after pulling them down in the US, now that it has vetted and verified almost 100 facilities. If you'll recall, the tech giant banned those types of ads in the US late…

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Everything old is new again as demand response comes to real estate with Blueprint Power
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Real estate developers and their properties are getting an opportunity to cash in on power management and surplus energy production thanks to a new company called Blueprint Power. It’s a new twist on an old idea dating back to the first clean tech boom based on ideas of demand response and power management. Companies like […]

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Declining cryptocurrency prices are making graphics cards affordable again
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Enlarge / Data from PC Part Picker (credit: Timothy B. Lee, data from PC Part Picker) About a year ago, graphics card prices started to go crazy. Then in early 2018, things got even crazier. The price of a Radeon RX 570—a mid-range graphics card popular for cryptocurrency mining—soared from under $200 in April 2017 […]

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Dell is going public again
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Dell went private back in 2013 to reorganize without quite so much external pressure to perform. Now, however, it's ready to go public once again. The company has unveiled a plan to buy its own tracking stock in a $21.7 billion deal that, in exchan…

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