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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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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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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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Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot August 18th 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial that’s scheduled to take place from August 18th to the 20th. It’ll be held virtually instead, and both participants and viewers…

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Microsoft’s Surface Duo may launch with AT&T 

It hasn’t been clear just which carriers (if any) would offer Microsoft’s Surface Duo, but there might be a clearer idea. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has shared (via Windows Central) a batch of renders for the Surface Duo while claiming the dual-scr…

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Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and harassment claims 

Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed Official Q/Qanon, a group with almost 200,000 members, after multiple posts reportedly violated polic…

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TikTok vows to fight White House ban with ‘all remedies available’ 

TikTok has issued a statement on the White House’s plan to ban its popular app, saying it was “shocked” by the executive order and that it will respond in court, if necessary. The order, issued yesterday by President Trump, means that TikTok could di…

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SpaceX’s Starship prototype flies hundreds of feet for the first time 

Almost a year after we saw SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ test vehicle make a short trip into the air, the company has successfully flown and landed a full-size Starship prototype. The SN5 vehicle is missing its nose cone, so it’s a bit like a taller “flying…

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Microsoft wants to operate with ‘zero waste’ by 2030 

Microsoft has set some big environmentally focused goals for itself, and it plans to achieve them over the next 10 years. In addition to reaching carbon negative status by 2030, the tech giant has revealed that it also aims to have zero waste operati…

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China won’t accept ‘theft’ of TikTok, according to state newspaper 

China won’t accept the “theft” of TikTok, and that it has “plenty of ways to respond” if the US government tries to force a sale through, according to an editorial in the state-run China Daily (via Reuters). That follows news that Microsoft wants to…

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Sony explains how PS4 accessories will work on PS5 

Sony has clarified how both PS5 and PS4 accessories will work with its next video game console. First, let’s get the old DualShock 4 out of the way: it’ll work with PS4 games that are backwards compatible on the PS5, but it can’t be used for next-gen…

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Baidu completes its computer for self-driving cars 

Baidu is on the cusp of making self-driving cars more practical. The Chinese tech giant has revealed that its Apollo Computing Unit, billed as the “world’s first production-ready” autonomous driving computer, is ready for use on the streets. It’s an…

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Chromebook users get three free months of Stadia Pro 

Google is giving you an extra incentive to buy a Chromebook: a whole lot of cloud gaming that could make your laptop shine. The tech giant has introduced a perk that gives Chromebook owners a free three-month trial of Stadia Pro. You’ll need a system…

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Apple’s latest acquisition could turn iPhones into payment terminals 

iPhone users may be able to accept credit card payments from other people without needing extra hardware in the future. According to Bloomberg, Apple has acquired a startup called Mobeewave Inc., which is behind a technology that can turn iPhones int…

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