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Google launches Google Earth tools that let users create and present virtual tours, with attached text, images, and videos, for specific places (Jay Peters/The Verge) November 20, 2019

Jay Peters / The Verge: Google launches Google Earth tools that let users create and present virtual tours, with attached text, images, and videos, for specific places  —  It’s like a homemade guided tour  —  Today, Google is adding new tools to Google Earth on the web that let you build your own tour of […]

Google launches Google Earth tools that let users create and present virtual tours, with attached text, images, and videos, for specific places (Jay Peters/The Verge)


Jay Peters / The Verge:

Google launches Google Earth tools that let users create and present virtual tours, with attached text, images, and videos, for specific places  —  It’s like a homemade guided tour  —  Today, Google is adding new tools to Google Earth on the web that let you build your own tour of a place right on top of the Google Earth map.

Google launches Google Earth tools that let users create and present virtual tours, with attached text, images, and videos, for specific places (Jay Peters/The Verge)
Source: Tech Meme

U.S. said to approve first licenses for tech sales to Huawei

The Trump administration has begun issuing licenses to some companies allowing them to restart U.S. tech sales to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, according to people familiar with the matter. U.S. said to approve first licenses for tech sales to Huawei
Source: Washington Post Tech

If You Can't Update Windows 10, Blame Your Realtek Drivers

Here’s the good news: If you haven’t updated your Realtek Bluetooth drivers in some time, or don’t even know that’s a thing, you can finally update to Windows 10 version 1909—the latest and greatest iteration of the operating system as of when we published this article.

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If You Can't Update Windows 10, Blame Your Realtek Drivers
Source: Life Hacker

Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob in Your Microwave

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat corn on the cob. In fact, it’s a great way to add a little summery flair to your next meal and make it feel more like a picnic. You can even enjoy fresh corn on the cob at work by covering the corn with wet paper towels and cooking in your microwave.

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Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob in Your Microwave
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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric updated with more power across the board – Roadshow

Between its bigger battery, the more potent motor and the faster charger, the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a bit more powerful, however you decide to measure it. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric updated with more power across the board – Roadshow
Source: CNet

The radical Hyundai Vision T concept is a plug-in preview of the next-gen Tucson – Roadshow

Hyundai isn’t saying as much, but the upcoming Tucson should look just like this, light-up grille and all. The radical Hyundai Vision T concept is a plug-in preview of the next-gen Tucson – Roadshow
Source: CNet

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric debuts sharpened look, more power – Roadshow

The updated Ioniq Electric boasts more power however you measure it with a bigger battery, more horsepower and faster charging. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric debuts sharpened look, more power – Roadshow
Source: CNet

Hyundai RM19 Prototype is a fire-breathing, mid-engined Veloster – Roadshow

Hyundai might even make a production version, too. Hyundai RM19 Prototype is a fire-breathing, mid-engined Veloster – Roadshow
Source: CNet

Hyundai RM19 is a mid-engined Veloster race car for the street – Roadshow

This wide-body, rear-drive shocker might be poised for production, and it could get an electrified powertrain, too. Hyundai RM19 is a mid-engined Veloster race car for the street – Roadshow
Source: CNet

How to Stop Spending Money on Instagram

It hasn’t even been a full year since Instagram launched its in-app purchasing feature, allowing us to go from liking an image to buying whatever it is we just liked. If you’ve found yourself buying a little more than your budget can afford, you’re not alone.

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How to Stop Spending Money on Instagram
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How to Clean Your Ears If You're Not Supposed to Use Q-Tips

Putting a cotton swab in your ear is a terrible way to clean it, since the swab may remove a little bit of earwax but tends to shove the rest in deeper. But if you’ve a developed a q-tip habit, it can be hard to break. Here’s what you should do instead.

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How to Clean Your Ears If You're Not Supposed to Use Q-Tips
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Apple launches Apple Music for Business, letting businesses play music in retail locations with Apple providing human-curated playlists and recommendations (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)


Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:

Apple launches Apple Music for Business, letting businesses play music in retail locations with Apple providing human-curated playlists and recommendations  —  Apple Music is now partnering with businesses to play music at retail stores.  In a partnership with PlayNetwork …

Apple launches Apple Music for Business, letting businesses play music in retail locations with Apple providing human-curated playlists and recommendations (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)
Source: Tech Meme

How to watch tonight’s 2020 Democratic debate

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There is yet another 2020 Democratic presidential debate tonight, and the pool of candidates that will be onstage has shrunk down to just 10 participants. This fifth debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

How do I watch?

There are a number of ways you’ll be able to watch the debate tonight.

You’ll be able to stream it for free on MSNBC.com and WashingtonPost.com; it will be featured on both homepages. You’ll also be able to find it on the NBC News and Washington Post apps. It will air exclusively on MSNBC, too, if you’re hoping to watch it on cable.

When does it start?

The debate will take place on November 20th starting at 9 p.m. ET and last for two hours.

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How to watch tonight’s 2020 Democratic debate
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How to Keep a Whole Turkey Submerged in a Sous-Vide Bath

A specter is haunting Thanksgiving—the specter of dry turkey. One of the easiest ways to prevent this horror is to cook the big-ass bird sous-vide but, thanks to a large hole where its insides used to be, keeping a whole turkey submerged is usually quite the challenge. To overcome the buoyancy, you could chop the…

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How to Keep a Whole Turkey Submerged in a Sous-Vide Bath
Source: Life Hacker

Fortnite Chapter 2’s first season extended into 2020 as Epic teases a new ‘live experience’

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In October, Fortnite emerged from a black hole with a new look, a new map, and a new two-month season to earn Battle Pass rewards. Now, that season has been extended all the way until early February 2020, Epic announced in a short blog post today.

The company didn’t give much reason for the extension beyond wanting to prepare for “new holiday-themed updates.” Epic’s blog post also teases “new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss.” Maybe that live experience will be this season’s big live event? Or perhaps players will have the chance to take down a new creature like Fortnitemares’ Storm King.

Last December, Epic put on the 14 Days of Fortnite event, with daily holiday-themed challenges and…

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Fortnite Chapter 2’s first season extended into 2020 as Epic teases a new ‘live experience’
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Starburst, which is seeking to modernize data analytics with the open source Presto distributed query engine, raises $22M led by Index Ventures (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)


Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:

Starburst, which is seeking to modernize data analytics with the open source Presto distributed query engine, raises $22M led by Index Ventures  —  Starburst, the company that’s looking to monetize the open-source Presto distributed query engine, today announced that it has raised …

Starburst, which is seeking to modernize data analytics with the open source Presto distributed query engine, raises M led by Index Ventures (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)
Source: Tech Meme

CodePath.org Brings Workforce-Aligned CS Curriculum to 150 College Campuses

CodePath.org is building up its efforts to deliver an “industry-informed” computer science curriculum at 150 college campuses through a $3 million investment from Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Walmart.org and Microsoft Philanthropies. CodePath.org Brings Workforce-Aligned CS Curriculum to 150 College Campuses
Source: Campus Technology

Anonymous users on Reddit, Patreon, and other websites are making, selling, and getting off to custom 3D likenesses of celebrities and other real people (VICE)

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Anonymous users on Reddit, Patreon, and other websites are making, selling, and getting off to custom 3D likenesses of celebrities and other real people  —  u003Cpu003EYou can buy a belly button online.  It can be an innie, outtie, twisted to the left or the right, and placed on a virtual body.

Anonymous users on Reddit, Patreon, and other websites are making, selling, and getting off to custom 3D likenesses of celebrities and other real people (VICE)
Source: Tech Meme

Watch SpaceX fire up the emergency engines on its new crew spacecraft

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Last week, SpaceX fired up the engines on its new passenger spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, during a ground test, and now, you can watch the fiery show in all its slow-motion glory. Today, NASA released footage from the test, marking the latest milestone SpaceX reached as the company prepares the capsule for its next flight.

The engines, known as SuperDracos, are part of the Crew Dragon’s emergency abort system, which will definitely come in handy if anything goes wrong during a future trip to space. The engines are designed to ignite if the rocket carrying the Crew Dragon starts to malfunction. The thrusters will then carry the Crew Dragon to safety, prompting the capsule’s parachutes to deploy and gently lower the capsule into the ocean.

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Watch SpaceX fire up the emergency engines on its new crew spacecraft
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Play Snake and Tetris at the same time, and get ready to die

If you like being frustrated — briefly and in a satisfying way — have I got a game for you! Grégoire Divaret-Chauveau, a developer based in Nancy, France, has made a web game where you play the arcade classics Tetris and Snake at the same time with the same controls. The catch: when you lose in one, you lose in the other.

According to Divaret-Chauveau’s website, the game was made for Codevember, which, like its siblings Inktober (art) and NaNoWriMo (novel writing), it compels developers to produce a new…

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Play Snake and Tetris at the same time, and get ready to die
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Ubiquiti’s new AmpliFi Alien router has Wi-Fi 6 and a touchscreen for $379

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Ubiquiti has announced its first Wi-Fi 6 router, the AmpliFi Alien. The tri-band router supports the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ax standard and includes four gigabit LAN ports on its rear, along with a single WAN port to receive an internet connection. You can also pair multiple units together to create a mesh network. The router costs $379 and is available now from AmpliFi.com.

Despite what its “Alien” name suggests, the router has a nicely understated design compared to most other Wi-Fi 6 routers on the market, many of which have ended up looking like sci-fi robot spiders. Ubiquiti’s router does have a pair of design flourishes, however: there’s a small touchscreen on its front, which shows off the time, date, and connectivity information, and…

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How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Is there such a thing as having too many credit cards? With so many cards offering enticing rewards and sign-up bonuses, you may be tempted to apply for one or two or more. But if you already have a few credit cards, you might be worried about overdoing it.

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How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?
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CloudFactory, a data labelling for machine learning platform, raises $65M led by FTV Capital, bringing its total raised to $78M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)


Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:

CloudFactory, a data labelling for machine learning platform, raises $65M led by FTV Capital, bringing its total raised to $78M  —  AI and machine learning algorithms require data.  Lots of data.  But the bulk of that data is of no use if it isn’t first labeled by human annotators.

CloudFactory, a data labelling for machine learning platform, raises M led by FTV Capital, bringing its total raised to M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Source: Tech Meme

Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion concept is an electric wagon headed to production – Roadshow

VW danced around calling it a station wagon, but make no mistake, it’s a wagon. Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion concept is an electric wagon headed to production – Roadshow
Source: CNet

Black Friday 2019 Apple headphones deals: 2nd-gen AirPods hit lowest prices ever – CNET

Today only: Rakuten offers $50 off AirPods with the wireless charging case. Black Friday 2019 Apple headphones deals: 2nd-gen AirPods hit lowest prices ever – CNET
Source: CNet