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6 Hours Ago   Google rolled out Quick Access in Drive back in 2016 as a way to surface the files you're most likely to need. After debuting on Android, the feature later launched on the web.

7 Hours Ago   Near the surface there's gnocchi, which are round bubble-like neutrons. Go a bit deeper, and the pressure forces neutrons into long tubes called spaghetti. Go further down, and you have sheets of neutrons called lasagna.

10 Hours Ago   We're expecting Huawei to unveil the premium Mate 20 phones in a few weeks after showing off the Mate 20 Lite during IFA. The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will reportedly have a cool bonus if you also buy the upcoming Freebuds 2 Pro true wireless earbuds.

12 Hours Ago   Samsung hasn't actually rolled out any Pie updates, but some details have leaked out. That early peek at Pie also comes with a hint of our 5G future, according to our friends at XDA.

15 Hours Ago   While Proxima Centauri b was in the habitable zone around its star, astronomers expressed skepticism it actually was habitable. Now, a new analysis suggests we may have been too hasty in that assessment.

Yesterday   You can swing by Amazon's website any old day and purchase a Fire TV Stick for $40, but that's just the 1080p version. The 4K-compatible Fire usually costs $70.

Yesterday   The Australian Environment and Communications Reference Committee (ECRC) conducted a survey of more than 7,400 gamers in the country to determine how they respond to "chance-based" items in games.

Yesterday   Samsung is all-in with Fortnite after partnering with Epic to launch the Galaxy Note 9 with a (brief) exclusive on the game. Buyers of the Note 9 and Tab S4 also get a custom character skin, and this is at the heart of Samsung's new contest.

Yesterday   Google announced Assistant would work on displays a while back, but so far only third-parties have launched hardware. A new leak suggests Google is aiming to launch its own Assistant smart display called the Home Hub.

Yesterday   The press conference took place as planned, and CEO Elon Musk stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the aspiring astronaut, Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa. The post SpaceX Reveals First Lunar Passenger appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Yesterday   While many of us are using Android 9 Pie or at least looking forward to an update in the not too distant future, some LG V20 owners have been simply hoping for an Oreo update.

Yesterday   Researchers hope that these new observations will tell us more about the structure of the universe and reveal how the first galaxies formed in the eons following the Big Bang.

2 Days Ago   The $10 unlimited movie subscription from app-based MoviePass seemed too good to be true when it launched a few years back, and indeed it was. MoviePass is in the process of imploding, but one of its European rivals has taken this opportunity to expand into the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

2 Days Ago   OnePlus is known for making powerful Android smartphones and selling them for hundreds of dollars less than similar devices, but it's not confining its activities to the mobile realm.

2 Days Ago   Apple's promised AirPower pad from the iPhone X event is still a no-show, and a new report blames engineering issues. The post Apple’s AirPower Charger May Be Doomed by Overheating, Comm Issues appeared first on ExtremeTech.

2 Days Ago   Samsung was among the first large tech companies to launch a smartwatch, and it ran Android before Android Wear existed. Samsung's interest in Android-powered wearables had waned since then.

2 Days Ago   An OTA update for the lower-cost Model 3 seems to have broken Autopilot for many users. The post Tesla Promises OTA Update to Fix Model 3 Autopilot After Breaking It With an OTA appeared first on ExtremeTech.

5 Days Ago   LG's OLED panels have reportedly passed muster at Apple, so there will be both Samsung and LG panels in this year's iPhones. The post New iPhones May Use LG’s OLED Displays Instead of Samsung appeared first on ExtremeTech.

5 Days Ago   When you buy a phone, you don't want it to fall apart even if it's a "budget" device. The Pocophone F1 costs a mere $300-ish and comes with top-of-the-line internals.

5 Days Ago   SpaceX says its first orbital moon mission is back on with a space tourist on board the upcoming SpaceX BFR vehicle. The post SpaceX Says It Will Fly a Passenger Around the Moon in BFR Vehicle appeared first on ExtremeTech.

5 Days Ago   F-Secure's Olle Segerdahl and Pasi Saarinen found a way to rewrite the non-volatile memory chip that contains the security settings, thus disabling memory overwriting. The post F-Secure Says Almost All Computers Are Vulnerable to New Cold Boot Attack appeared first on ExtremeTech.

6 Days Ago   Update 1: 2018/09/13 2:45pm PDT Not just Pixels? Update 2: 2018/09/13 4:47pm PDT Google experiment Like most phones these days, Google's Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold.

6 Days Ago   LG's phone release cycle has been a bit weird in 2018. It re-released the V30 a few times, and the G7 ThinQ popped up in several variants.

6 Days Ago   For decades, the heat shields that protect spacecraft during atmospheric entry have been rigid and heavy, but NASA just tested a flexible "umbrella-like" heat shield that could make deep space missions more practical.

6 Days Ago   The screen is bigger, health features are more advanced, and the internals are improved. Any iPhone users who were on the fence will probably snap up this redesigned Apple Watch.

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