Category Archives: Tech & Sci

Colgate’s latest AI-powered smart toothbrush starts at $50 

Smart toothbrushes have been around for a few years now, but they haven’t quite caught on. Sure, they promise better habits via connected sensors, but they also tend to be very expensive ($100 and up). Colgate, however, has come up with a potential a…

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Mauritius oil spill: Wrecked MV Wakashio breaks up 

The MV Wakashio, which spilled more than 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil off Mauritius, has split apart.

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Google tests new profile cards that let you add yourself to search results 

Image: Google Google is testing a new user-created public profile system called “people cards,” which will let users create their own profile (including their job, links to their social media platforms, a brief bio, and more) that will appear directly in Google search results. It’s similar to how celebrities and businesses already appear. The new cards are o […]

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Nurx has $22.5 million in new money, a path to profitability, and new treatments for migraines on the way 

As the COVID-19 epidemic spread across the US earlier this year, Nurx, like most other digital providers of healthcare and prescription services saw a huge spike in demand. Now, with $22.5 million in new financing and a surging annual run rate that could see the company hit $150 million in revenue, the company is emerging […]

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Sony Xperia 1 II review: Stand out from the crowd 

Sony uses its expertise in cameras, screens, and design on the desirable and unusual, but rather niche Xperia 1 II.

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Google’s Bedtime wellness feature is no longer a Pixel exclusive 

If you’re using your phone as a nightstand clock, there’s always a lingering temptation to peek at the screen in the night. When you do, it’s hard to resist the temptation of Instagram, Twitter or YouTube that’s just a swipe away, schleep, smeep, rig…

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Google’s app for the visually impaired adds food and document scanning 

Google launched its Lookout app in 2019 for people who are blind or have low-vision to navigate the world with their phones, but it was only available on Pixel phones with languages set to English. Today, the company is rolling out an update that not…

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From HTML and CSS to JavaScript, Git and Python, this coding training bundle has everything you need 

TLDR: With freelance opportunities exploding, The 2020 Ultimate Web Developer and Design Bootcamp bundle can help you master becoming a web creation professional. It’s no revelation to most that the professional world is spinning right now. With unemployment rampant and millions out of work, many companies aren’t rehiring the old full-time workers they shed […]

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Aeroplanes could be fuelled by ammonia with zero emissions 

The collaboration between Oxford-based Reaction Engines and the UK the Science and Technology Facilities Council could see kerosene replaced in the role of jet fuel.

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YouTube Music makes collaborative playlists available to everyone 

In May, Google launched a solution that will let you transfer Play songs to the YT Music app in one click, and it’s a feature you may want to take advantage of before the Play Music app starts shutting down in September.

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A really simple introduction to one-pedal driving 

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. In the early days of motoring, cars didn’t have the standardized three pedals, steering wheel, and gear shifter controls that most of us will know. Take the Ford Model T for example: to drive it in reverse you depress the middle pedal, it […]

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Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions 

Details on staff uniforms come after CEO Tim Cook says he will not tolerate modern slaveryApple has imported clothes – probably uniforms for staff in stores – from a company facing US sanctions over forced labour at a subsidiary firm in China’s western Xinjiang region, shipping records show.The details come a week after Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, tol […]

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Amazon’s Fire HD tablets are back at all-time lows 

Amazon’s Fire HD tablets are again on sale at their lowest prices ever, matching deals we saw just a couple of weeks ago. With a starting price of just $70, they may have some appeal if you’re looking for a cheap entertainment device or e-reader.Whil…

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Abandoned mall department stores may become Amazon’s next fulfillment centers 

One of the largest owners of shopping mall real estate in the United Stages, Simon Property Group, has been talking to Amazon about transforming its anchor department stores into Amazon distribution hubs, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the case of Simon Property, the anchor tenants like J.C. Penney and Sears that used to […]

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E Ink demos a folding e-reader that can also take notes 

Folding smartphones are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Could foldable e-readers be next? The E Ink Corporation, the company behind the digital paper tech found in the majority of e-readers, is trying to make it happen. The firm’s R&D lab has been developing foldable e-ink screens for a while, and its latest prototype clearly demonstrates th […]

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