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Here are the best ways to level up in Pokémon Unite September 19, 2021

Here are the best ways to level up your Pokémon in Pokémon Unite. Pokémon Unite is the latest Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch, iPhones, and Android phones. It combines the high-energy competitive matches of MOBA games with the world of Pokémon. While the rules of a MOBA and a traditional Pokemon game are totally […]

OnePlus' 5G phone could cost $200 to $300 more than the OnePlus 6T – CNET

CEO Pete Lau’s prediction confirms your worst nightmare: 5G phones won’t come cheap. OnePlus' 5G phone could cost 0 to 0 more than the OnePlus 6T – CNET
Source: CNet

OnePlus expects to launch 5G phone by the end of May – CNET

And it’s a separate phone from the OnePlus 7. OnePlus expects to launch 5G phone by the end of May – CNET
Source: CNet

A Top Huawei Executive Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer, is likely to escalate tensions between the United States and China just as their trade tensions had begun to thaw. A Top Huawei Executive Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S.
Source: NY Times Tech

Google says it will stop working on Allo and instead focus on Messages; Allo will stop working March 2019 (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)


Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:

Google says it will stop working on Allo and instead focus on Messages; Allo will stop working March 2019  —  Google has officially announced that it’s shutting down Allo, ending the run of yet another failed Google chat app experiment.  The news isn’t entirely unsurprising …

Google says it will stop working on Allo and instead focus on Messages; Allo will stop working March 2019 (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)
Source: Tech Meme

NYC voters: Amazon HQ2 good, incentives not so much – CNET

A new Quinnipiac poll finds New Yorkers favor the project 57 percent to 26 percent, but are mixed about the billions in subsidies. NYC voters: Amazon HQ2 good, incentives not so much – CNET
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Sources: as Uber prepares to resume testing cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh, the cars still face issues, raising safety concerns (New York Times)


New York Times:

Sources: as Uber prepares to resume testing cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh, the cars still face issues, raising safety concerns  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Eight months after one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, the ride-hailing company is close to putting …

Sources: as Uber prepares to resume testing cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh, the cars still face issues, raising safety concerns (New York Times)
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Austin-based Aceable, which offers online training courses in driver's ed, real estate, and more, raises $47M Series B, bringing total raised to $55.7M (Brent Wistrom/AustinInno)

Brent Wistrom / AustinInno:

Austin-based Aceable, which offers online training courses in driver’s ed, real estate, and more, raises $47M Series B, bringing total raised to $55.7M  —  Aceable is graduating to the next level.  The edtech startup’s roots are in Austin, and it secured a big chunk of its initial funding from Austin-based venture capital firms.

Austin-based Aceable, which offers online training courses in driver's ed, real estate, and more, raises M Series B, bringing total raised to .7M (Brent Wistrom/AustinInno)
Source: Tech Meme

Here's the Facebook board's letter defending Sheryl Sandberg's ask for research on George Soros – CNET

The social network said Sandberg’s request was “entirely appropriate.” Here's the Facebook board's letter defending Sheryl Sandberg's ask for research on George Soros – CNET
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The Shift: Facebook Emails Show Its Real Mission: Making Money and Crushing Competition

Messages released publicly on Wednesday suggest the idealistic image the company promoted for years was a carefully cultivated smoke screen. The Shift: Facebook Emails Show Its Real Mission: Making Money and Crushing Competition
Source: NY Times Tech

No, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 doesn’t automatically mean 5G – CNET

But Qualcomm says it’s a platform for 5G. Confused? We break it down. No, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 doesn’t automatically mean 5G – CNET
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Building A CNC Machine

Despite appearances, [This Old Tony]’s latest series has little to do with CNC-ifying an Etch A Sketch. Although he certainly achieves that, more or less, automating the classic toy is just the hook for a thorough lesson in CNC machine building starting with the basics.

Fair warning: we said basics, and we mean it. [Old Tony]’s intended audience is those who haven’t made the leap into a CNC build yet and need the big picture. Part one concentrates on the hardware involved – the steppers, drivers, and controller. He starts with one of those all-in-one eBay packages, although he did upgrade the motion controller to a Mach4 compatible board; still, the lessons should apply to most hardware.

By the end of part one, the Etch A Sketch is connected to two of the steppers and everything is wired up and ready to go for part two, the first part of which is all about inputs and outputs. Again, this is basic stuff, like how relays work and why you might need to use them. But that’s the kind of stuff that can baffle beginners and turn them off to the hobby, so kudos to [Old Tony] for the overview. The bulk of the second part is about configuring Mach4 Hobby, with a ton of detail and some great tips and tricks for getting a machine ready to break some end mills.

For someone looking to get into a CNC build, [Old Tony]’s hard-won CNC experience really fills in the gaps left by other tutorials. And it looks like a third part, dealing with making all this into something more than an automated Etch A Sketch, is in the works. We’re looking forward to that.

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Huawei executive arrested by Canadian officials at US request – CNET

CFO Meng Wanzhou may face charges over alleged violations of Iran sanctions. Huawei executive arrested by Canadian officials at US request – CNET
Source: CNet

Jake Gyllenhaal could swing into Spider-Man as villain Mysterio – CNET

What do you mean he’s not Spider-Man? And who’s Tom Holland anyway? Jake Gyllenhaal could swing into Spider-Man as villain Mysterio – CNET
Source: CNet

AT&T says it now supports eSIM on the latest iPhones with the iOS 12.1.1 update, making it the first major US carrier to support Dual SIM on iPhones (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)


Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:

AT&T says it now supports eSIM on the latest iPhones with the iOS 12.1.1 update, making it the first major US carrier to support Dual SIM on iPhones  —  Apple today officially released iOS 12.1.1 to the public, teasing in the update’s release notes that it includes “eSIM …

AT&T says it now supports eSIM on the latest iPhones with the iOS 12.1.1 update, making it the first major US carrier to support Dual SIM on iPhones (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)
Source: Tech Meme

OnePlus gets first dibs on the Snapdragon 855 with new phone line


It was just yesterday that Qualcomm announced its new Snapdragon 855 processor, but today we learned the first company that will use it: OnePlus. That’ssomething of a surprise. Samsung usually has first dibs, and OnePlus’ tends to release its first phone a bit later in the year. The company’s latest flagship, the OnePlus 6T, was only released last month, so a new phone in ‘early 2019’ was unexpected. Whatever the case, it’s as official as it gets, considering OnePlus made the announcement at Qualcomm’s ongoing tech conference. This early access to the 855, which will also help it become the…

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OnePlus gets first dibs on the Snapdragon 855 with new phone line
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Early impressions: Alienware takes a few risks with the new M15


Alienware’s m15 is a shocking new take on the humongous laptop: it’s not humongous. It’s still a powerhouse that handles 1080p gaming with apparent ease. But now it fits in a backpack. I’ve only spent a couple of days with the m15, but my experience so far has given me a few early impressions. Alienware is here to take some risks with the new m15, and chief among them is the aesthetic. This includes less lighting, a smaller body, and new color schemes. The m15 comes in two finish options: Epic Silver and Nebula Red. The silver is elegant, classy, and…

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Early impressions: Alienware takes a few risks with the new M15
Source: The Next Web

Mixer may have found the secret sauce for paying streamers full-time


Mixer, Microsoft’s game streaming service, has always played second fiddle to Twitch. But a new payment paradigm on Mixer might just change that, because Microsoft’s platform has come up with something its rival doesn’t have: it allows streamers to be paid without the viewers themselves having to pony up the dough. Mixer recently introduced “Season 2,” a massive platform update that introduced several new features. Among them are Skills, which allow users to put special emoji or moving characters into a streamer’s chat, or to set off effects like confetti or fireworks. From what I’ve seen, it allows viewers to…

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Mixer may have found the secret sauce for paying streamers full-time
Source: The Next Web

Apple's Safari Technology Preview 71 supports the WebAuthn protocol, which lets websites authenticate identity with a hardware security key in a USB port (Stephen Shankland/CNET)


Stephen Shankland / CNET:

Apple’s Safari Technology Preview 71 supports the WebAuthn protocol, which lets websites authenticate identity with a hardware security key in a USB port  —  Helping us fix the flaws of passwords, Apple has begun testing support for hardware security keys in its Safari web browser.

Apple's Safari Technology Preview 71 supports the WebAuthn protocol, which lets websites authenticate identity with a hardware security key in a USB port (Stephen Shankland/CNET)
Source: Tech Meme

The ‘soap opera effect,’ explained

If you’ve ever wondered why that action movie you loved in theaters looks different at home, video interpolation, better known as “the soap opera effect” might be the culprit. The ‘soap opera effect,’ explained
Source: Washington Post Tech

Canada has arrested Huawei's global CFO, who now faces extradition to the US on suspicion she violated US trade sanctions against Iran (Globe and Mail)


Globe and Mail:

Canada has arrested Huawei’s global CFO, who now faces extradition to the US on suspicion she violated US trade sanctions against Iran  —  Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies who is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

Canada has arrested Huawei's global CFO, who now faces extradition to the US on suspicion she violated US trade sanctions against Iran (Globe and Mail)
Source: Tech Meme

FCC shares broadband speed test data for the first time in two years in appendices of another report, finds some DSL still doesn't get promised "up-to" speeds (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)


Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:

FCC shares broadband speed test data for the first time in two years in appendices of another report, finds some DSL still doesn’t get promised “up-to” speeds  —  Long-delayed report shows DSL ISPs are still bad at providing advertised speeds.  —  The Federal Communications …

FCC shares broadband speed test data for the first time in two years in appendices of another report, finds some DSL still doesn't get promised "up-to" speeds (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)
Source: Tech Meme

Google set to shut down its Allo messaging app, says report – CNET

The app is reportedly already down for many users. Google set to shut down its Allo messaging app, says report – CNET
Source: CNet