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Apple’s virtual WWDC begins June 22

Apple hasn’t hosted WWDC this late in the month in well over a decade but given the unique circumstances in play this time around, it is understandable. The tech giant didn’t say how long the virtual conference would last, either, although typically, it runs for five days. Apple on Tuesday confirmed that its annual Worldwide […]

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Extraterrestrial life could survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world

Of course, what astronomers are looking for is arguably just as important as the gear they are using to find it. And in the hunt for alien life forms, they believe it is important to consider environments that aren’t only dominated by nitrogen and oxygen like here on Earth. Astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of […]

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CD Projekt Red teases ‘Night City Wire’ reveal event for Cyberpunk 2077

After a lengthy delay and months of silence, the gears of Cyberpunk 2077’s marketing machine are finally starting to turn once more. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen several pieces of special edition Cyberpunk merchandise hit the market — including branded hard drives — and now, developer CD Projekt Red has unveiled a mystery […]

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Uber may lead $170M investment in scooter startup Lime

Uber may be eyeing Lime to bolster its micro-mobility ambitions. By leading an emergency funding round into the scooter company, Uber’s strategy would be to lower Lime’s valuation before taking over. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told investors in March it was well positioned to weather the storm created by lockdown and social distancing orders. Last […]

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A smaller, lighter Oculus Quest with a better display is reportedly in the works

Facebook’s Oculus division is reportedly working on a new version of the Quest headset. It was initially slated to come out later this year, but problems with Oculus’ supply chain caused by the pandemic have pushed a launch into 2021. A standalone VR device is something that many were looking forward to, and the Quest […]

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Google is bringing Live Caption to Chrome for desktop

Whether you have hearing difficulties or not, closed captions are an incredibly useful tool in games, movies, shows, and more. When the audio mixing for a given piece of media isn’t the best (or you simply don’t have the greatest sound setup), captions can help you more easily follow what’s happening on screen. Unfortunately, not […]

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HP’s new Chromebooks, thin clients, and gaming machines highlight PC evolution

It’s been an interesting week for the once again vibrant PC industry. We saw the release of several new systems from different vendors, announcements on the future directions of Windows, and hints of yet more new systems and chip developments on the near-term horizon. While most of the news wasn’t triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, […]