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“Local authorities will be alerted”: iPhone looters end up with useless phones

Apple has long used digital anti-theft measures in its stores.

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Sega’s tiny Game Gear Micro is 92% smaller than the original

But Japanese release spreads its 16 built-in games across four color var...

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COVID-19 privacy protection bill introduced with bipartisan support

The bill's authors hope privacy and public health don't have to be at odds.

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The Apple Watch Series 5 is down to its lowest price yet today

Dealmaster also has exclusive Anker charger deals, SSD discounts, and more.

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Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition—side-by-side review

The XPS13 is a good laptop overall—but its Killer Wi-Fi needs some serio...

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Apple fixes bug that could have given hackers unauthorized to user accounts

Report of serious vulnerability lands developer $100,000 bounty.

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Nest users now covered by Google’s ultra-secure Account Protection Program

APP is the most effective way to prevent hijackings...

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Dallas Police asked public for videos of protesters—it didn’t go well

Police app stops working hours after PD requested videos of “illegal act...

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Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro mini-review: A vast improvement

It’s an improvement over the Smart Keyboard in every way but price.

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Big Tech goes on pandemic M&A spree despite political backlash

Rate of dealmaking by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, et al is highest since 2015

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iPhone privacy prompts discriminate against non-Apple apps, complaint says

Anticipating a competing product from Apple, Tile goes on the offensive.

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Apple introduces new MacBook battery management with macOS Catalina 10.15.5

Battery Health Management is an optional feature, though.

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Samsung copies the Apple Card, announces “Samsung Money”

Samsung announces a physical debit card and SoFi money management account.

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For a limited time, a new jailbreak gives full root access to any iPhone

Tool released over the weekend makes it a snap to remove restrictions bu...

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Review: Revisit the controversial Biosphere 2 project with Spaceship Earth

Matt Wolf's documentary chronicles the ups and downs of 1990s ecological...

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You’re saying it wrong: How to say oft-mispronounced tech terms

We researched readers' tech term pronunciation debates; here are the con...

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Just turning your phone on qualifies as searching it, court rules

Location data requires a warrant, since 2018; lock screen may now, too.

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COVID-19 contact tracing hits Apple devices with iOS and iPadOS 13.5

Apple also pushed out small updates for HomePods and Apple TVs.

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Google CEO defends Pixel line, says company is “super committed” to hardware

In an interview, the Google CEO says he takes a long-term view of hardwa...

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Facebook takes on Amazon with online shopping venture

Businesses can set up digital storefronts and sell directly to users on ...

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“Apple Glass” AR rumors: $499 price point, lidar, announcement in late 2020

YouTuber claims he's seen a prototype video of the device, and has a lis...

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Apple reopens some US stores amidst COVID-19, but they’ll work differently

Face masks and screenings will make for a different retail experience.

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Feds want Apple to weaken crypto after al-Qaida ties found on shooter’s iPhone

Investigators say they spent 4 months and huge sums to decrypt suspected...

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Quarantine is a weirdly good time for animation

Going remote is giving animators lots of opportunities to shine.

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Apple TV+ drops teaser for special Mythic Quest: Quarantine episode

"Poppy is being mean in Australian. Is the meeting almost over?"

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Eye-Oss vs Eye-Oh-Ess: Judging the fiercest tech pronunciation debates

We're going to set the record straight on some age-old debates.

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Apple acquired NextVR, suggesting it still harbors VR ambitions

It's not yet clear what Apple has in mind for the sports-focused VR star...

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Grab a recommended Anker battery pack on sale for $25

Dealmaster also has deals on Final Fantasy VII Remake, AirPods Pro, and ...

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You can now buy Amazon’s Eero Wi-Fi directly from Apple

Apple loyalists have new Wi-Fi options available in their favorite store.

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