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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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Firefox's Pocket Tries to Build a Facebook-Style Newsfeed That Respects Your Privacy
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An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: Pocket, which lets you save articles and videos you find around the web to consume later, now has a home inside Firefox as the engine powering recommendations to 50 million people a month. By analyzing the articles and videos people save into Pocket, [Pocket founder and CEO Nate] Weiner […]

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California City Tries Universal Basic Income Programs — Including One Targeting Potential Shooters
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An anonymous reader quotes the Los Angeles Times: Mayor Michael Tubbs, a Stockton native and Stanford graduate who is all of 27 years old, wants to give at least $500 a month to a select group of residents. They’ll be able to spend it as they wish, for 18 months, in a pilot program to […]

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Twitter tries to explain how it fights breaking news hoaxes
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During the minutes and hours after shots rang out at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, many people used Twitter just as they have after other high-profile events: to spread fake information and hoaxes. In response to reports about how bad its "fak…

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Netflix tries out a Christmas movie with Kurt Russell as Santa
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Netflix is handing Kurt Russell the role he was born to play: Santa Claus. The streaming giant is about to start rolling cameras on a festive flick, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with filmmaker Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter and Home Alone fa…

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Man aping TV show tries to make sword, scorches city, says mayor     – CNET
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Commentary: A New York man allegedly sees the TV show “Forged In Fire,” gets inspired, and leaves 32 buildings damaged.

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OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules
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 My five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the company’s fairly unpopular decision to ditch […]

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Trump’s DOJ tries to rebrand weakened encryption as “responsible encryption”
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Enlarge / The cyber. (credit: Getty Images | Photographer is my life) A high-ranking Department of Justice official took aim at encryption of consumer products today, saying that encryption creates “law-free zones” and should be scaled back by Apple and other tech companies. Instead of encryption that can’t be broken, tech companies should implement “responsible […]

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Equifax tries to explain its response to a massive security breach
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A day after announcing that hackers stole personal information tied to 143 million people in the US, Equifax's response to the breach has come under scrutiny. Language on the website where people could find out if they were affected seemed to say tha…

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