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Grab a discounted Pixel 3a and get a $100 gift card at these US retailers

If you’re in the market for an affordable new phone, Amazon, Best Buy and B&H have gotten into something of small pricing war over Google’s excellent pair of Pixel 3a devices. Amazon and B&H are currently selling all three color variants of t…

Watch Google’s upcoming AirDrop-style file sharing in action

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Fast Share, Google’s upcoming take on AirDrop. But based on a new hands-on video, it looks like you may soon be able to check out the file-sharing feature on your Android phone. Now known as Nearby S…

Google vows to make Search ‘better’ after redesign backlash

Last week, Google upset desktop users when it changed the appearance of Search. The changes were relatively minor, showing companies’ favicons next to link previews, but critics argue that the changes cluttered an otherwise clean interface and made i…

The best touchscreen winter gloves

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More than 20 attorneys general are trying to ban 3D-printed guns

The fight over 3D-printed guns has gone back and forth for years. One side wins, the other appeals and so on. Now, 21 US attorneys general are banding together to renew the fight and sue the Trump administration. Their lawsuit, submitted Thurs…

A breath-sensing AR project helps visualize your impact on the world

What if you could see how your breath affected the world around you? A new immersive production premiering at the Sundance festival today hopes it will make you consider your impact on the environment. It’s called Breathe, and features animated glowi…

I am my own spy: A personal surveillance story

One of the first webcams I purchased was a Dropcam several years ago. We’d had a couple of package thefts, and I wanted to see if I could catch the perpetrator in the act. I positioned the camera at our front window, with the lens pointed at the step…

Fortnite Chapter 2’s next season will start on February 20th

Epic Games has at last set a start date for Fortnite’s next season. It’s scheduled for February 20th, more than four months after Chapter 2 started, which makes the current season by far the longest in the battle royale’s history.

Craig Kaths’ intricate synth sculptures look real enough to play

Recently, I spent the afternoon traipsing through the streets of Brooklyn for Gowanus’ annual open art studios tour. It’s a yearly ritual for me because the industrial neighborhood, which is full of warehouses turned CrossFit gyms, is a veritable pla…

‘Rocket League’ loses online multiplayer on Linux and Mac

Psyonix has announced that it is withdrawing support for Rocket League on Linux and macOS as part of its push to update the game with "new technologies." In a statement, the company said that it was "no longer viable" to ma…