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The Urbanears Pampas are style-forward Bluetooth headphones that can be yours for $121 – CNET February 17, 2020

These trendy cans have solid bass, a port to share music with a friend and have hit their lowest price ever. The Urbanears Pampas are style-forward Bluetooth headphones that can be yours for 1 – CNET Source: CNet

The Urbanears Pampas are style-forward Bluetooth headphones that can be yours for $121 – CNET

These trendy cans have solid bass, a port to share music with a friend and have hit their lowest price ever. The Urbanears Pampas are style-forward Bluetooth headphones that can be yours for 1 – CNET
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A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold

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The new Motorola Razr is not a good phone — it’s expensive, has a mediocre camera, the hinge is creaky, and a display has odd dips and bumps underneath the screen. But now, there’s at least one reported instance of the new foldable’s screen actually separating from the plastic laminate above the display, and it’s apparently doing so right on that bad hinge.

Input’s Raymond Wong published an article yesterday about the issues he’s seeing with a Razr that Input has owned for a little more than a week. Wong noticed that the screen had started to peel away the laminate top layer right at the hinge, creating a bubble between the screen and the laminate.

Here’s what the bubble looks like:

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A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold
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Apple Warns That Coronavirus Will Hurt Revenue

Supply is a problem, as factories slowly reopen in China, and demand is down, too, with stores there still mostly closed. Apple Warns That Coronavirus Will Hurt Revenue
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Ring cameras can help you spy on your neighbors, but they haven’t really helped police

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Ring’s security devices are advertised as a way to have peace of mind about your home, and the company’s work with law enforcement to provide additional security is well-documented. But two recent stories about the Amazon-owned company demonstrate how its security cameras can distort your view of how much crime actually takes place near your house and how they may not actually help police solve crimes at all.

In one article, Max Read, writing for New York Magazine, wrote about his experience installing a Ring security camera onto his apartment door. Installing it apparently made him hyper-aware of what was happening around his home, in part due to the app’s many notifications about motion from his camera and from “Safety Alerts” sent by…

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Ring cameras can help you spy on your neighbors, but they haven’t really helped police
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Enter for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra* – CNET

CNET’s new giveaway will send one lucky winner home with Samsung’s latest and greatest. *It’s open to residents of US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Enter for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra* – CNET
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Get 6 months of unlimited talk and text with 50GB of LTE data for $100 – CNET

Black Wireless has branched out into T-Mobile for this all-you-can-eat cellular plan that also features 20GB of mobile hot spot coverage. Get 6 months of unlimited talk and text with 50GB of LTE data for 0 – CNET
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Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time tomorrow

Residents in Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via voting machines running Microsoft’s ElectionGuard voting software. Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time tomorrow
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Apple warns revenue will be lower than expected because of coronavirus impact

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In a rare investor update on Monday, Apple said the global effects of the coronavirus outbreak are having have a material impact on the company bottom line. The company does not expect to meet its own revenue guidance for the second quarter due to the impact of the virus, and warns that “worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained.” Store closures and reduced retail traffic in China are also expected to have a significant impact.

All of Apple’s iPhone manufacturing partner sites have been reopened but are “ramping up more slowly than we had anticipated,” which means that fewer iPhones than expected will be manufactured. As a result, “[t]hese iPhone supply shortages will temporarily affect revenues worldwide,” says Apple.

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Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change

The world’s richest man unveiled a fund to help climate scientists and activists, an escalation of his philanthropic efforts. Jeff Bezos Commits Billion to Address Climate Change
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Freaky-looking 'ice volcanoes' erupt from frigid Lake Michigan – CNET

The right combination of weather and waves fueled this weird phenomenon. Freaky-looking 'ice volcanoes' erupt from frigid Lake Michigan – CNET
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How to Turn Multiple Google Home Devices Into a Connected Speaker System

At some point, I decided to go all-in on having Google Home devices around. I love being able to ask what the weather is, set timers and reminders, and figure out how old an actor is by just asking, so much so that there’s a Google Home device in almost every room of my home now. For the rooms that don’t have one, a…

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How to Turn Multiple Google Home Devices Into a Connected Speaker System
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A playable build of the never-released StarCraft: Ghost has apparently leaked online

Over the weekend, a video and screenshots that appeared to come from a playable Xbox build of the never-released StarCraft: Ghost leaked online. It’s a fascinating piece of gaming history. StarCraft: Ghost was a third-person shooter set in the Blizzard’ StarCraft universe that was supposed to be released on the Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 but never saw the light of day due to a rocky, years-long development history (which you can read all about in this great feature from Polygon).

These new images and video give us a better sense of what that game might have looked and played like. Information from the leak seems to have first been widely shared in a tweet by Andrew Borman, the digital games curator at the Museum of Play:

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A playable build of the never-released StarCraft: Ghost has apparently leaked online
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Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion fund to fight climate change – CNET

Bezos Earth Fund will fund efforts to protect the planet from effects of climate change. Jeff Bezos launches billion fund to fight climate change – CNET
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Go read this report on how the coronavirus is pushing Chinese concerts online

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Many cities in China are still in quarantine lockdown in efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, pushing most activities online. Day-to-day activities like grocery orders and university classes are affected, but so is live entertainment. Music venues are shuttered across the country, rendering the country’s live music scene “temporarily dead and silent.” With everyone bored and stuck at home, a report by Hyperallergic (that builds off previous pieces by RADII and CDM) reveals how China’s musicians have turned to live-streaming to perform at virtual festivals and club nights.

The report says bands and DJs alike are transforming their homes into performance spaces, with clubs, record labels, and event promoters all hopping on board….

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Fortnite ARG teases start of Chapter 2 season 2 – CNET

A new season is coming, and it’s about time. Fortnite ARG teases start of Chapter 2 season 2 – CNET
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Watch the first trailer for ‘Amazing Stories,’ Steven Spielberg’s Apple TV Plus show

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Today, Apple posted a trailer for Amazing Stories, a new anthology series executive produced by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg and helmed by his production company Amblin Entertainment. The new series launches on Apple TV Plus on March 6th.

The new Amazing Stories is a revival of Spielberg’s NBC series that first aired in 1985. The original show dipped its toes into fantasy, horror, and science fiction, and based on the trailer, the revival of the show will do the same. The new trailer advertises “five unique stories,” and appears to give glimpses of all of them, including one where a grandpa realizes he has superhero powers.

Amazing Stories has been in the works for some time now — The Wall Street Journal reported all the way…

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but rocket misses landing – CNET

Elon Musk’s company did what it set out to do Monday, but its rocket went for an unplanned swim. SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, but rocket misses landing – CNET
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Microsoft updates its roadmap for the new Edge; extension syncing coming this month

Microsoft says the ability to sync extensions across their Chromium-based Edge browsers on different devices is coming this month, starting with Canary channel testers. Microsoft updates its roadmap for the new Edge; extension syncing coming this month
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Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

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Today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he would be committing $10 billion to fight climate change through a new fund called the Bezos Earth Fund.

He announced new fund in a post on Instagram. Amazon confirmed the existence of the fund to The Verge:

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Don't Click on Links in Texts From 'Your Bank'

If you get a text from someone claiming to be your bank, don’t click on the link. A new mobile phishing scam is texting people in the US and Canada claiming to be your bank. When you click on the included link, you’ll be taken to a website that may look like your bank’s website, but is actually a way to steal your…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale mode map leaks online – CNET

Warzone will give players one big space to play in. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale mode map leaks online – CNET
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New email scheme threatens to get websites kicked off Google AdSense unless they pay bitcoin

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A new email scam threatens website owners with a flood of bot traffic to get their Google AdSense accounts suspended, Krebs on Security reports.

By directing a large amount of bot traffic to a company’s banner ads, the scammers could trigger Google’s automated anti-fraud protection, which flags traffic that looks like “automated clicking tools or traffic sources,” as well as any attempts by ad publishers to artificially inflate impressions by clicking their own ads. Under Google’s policies, such actions could result in an ad being restricted until the matter is resolved, meaning few or no clicks on the ad, and less revenue for the publisher.

The scammers in the newest scheme promise not to unleash their bots on the publisher’s ad if…

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Watch Mars disappear behind the moon on Tuesday morning (if you're lucky) – CNET

It’s like David Copperfield with the Statue of Liberty, only better. Watch Mars disappear behind the moon on Tuesday morning (if you're lucky) – CNET
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Galaxy Z Flip ongoing review: Battery life, weird design choice, star features so far – CNET

I’ve been using the Galaxy Z Flip long enough to get a handle on how long it lasts and what it’s best for. Read on for new insights! Galaxy Z Flip ongoing review: Battery life, weird design choice, star features so far – CNET
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SpaceX loses Falcon 9 booster at sea after successful Starlink launch

SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of its Starlink satellites on Monday morning, but the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that put them in orbit missed its landing on a floating platform at sea. It’s the first time that’s happened in almost four years; the last time Falcon 9 booster failed to land on one of SpaceX’s drone ships was in June 2016.

To be sure, SpaceX has lost a few rocket boosters since then. The company has lost the center core of the three-core Falcon Heavy two out of three times in that rocket’s first few launches. A Falcon 9 booster also missed the landing pad at Cape Canaveral in December 2018, spiraling into the sea instead after a failure with one of the gridded fins that stabilize its descent. SpaceX has…

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