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Amazon’s Razer sale saves you $300 on a Blade 15 laptop

The best gaming laptops are increasingly delivering more portable processing bang for your buck. And Razer's Blade 15 is one of our recommended notebooks for both work and play. But the A-grade laptop comes at a premium, so a discount …

The best budget robot vacuums you can buy

We all could use a little help keeping our homes clean, and now we live in an age where robots are actually capable of lending a (mechanical) hand. Robot vacuums are some of the most recognizable smart home gadgets available today with their c…

The Morning After: OnePlus is getting some photography help for its new flagship phone

You might be excited to hear about the OnePlus 9 when it launches later this month, but OnePlus phones are rarely a surprise. The company has long suffered from a cat that’s always getting out of the bag, with phone specs, renders and in-the-w…

Google tests a beefed-up YouTube Android app for Chromecast

Google might be working on a new version of YouTube for Android that significantly improves the Chromecast experience, 9to5Google has reported. Currently, casting to a Chromecast-connected TV using the YouTube app is a minimalistic experience,…

Comets may have seeded Earth with life-supporting carbon

NASA's airborne telescope has made another major discovery just months after it confirmed the presence of water on the Moon's sunlit surfaces. SOFIA's latest find relates to the essence left by an icy comet that zipped …

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion ZeniMax acquisition approved by US and EU regulators

Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media has cleared its regulatory hurdles. On Friday, the European Commission (EC) quietly approved the deal without applying any conditions to the merger. It concluded tha…

Porsche now owns almost a quarter of EV car maker Rimac

Porsche has invested an additional €70 million ($83.3 million) in Rimac, boosting its stake in the hypercar manufacturer and EV component supplier from 15 to 24 percent, Rimac has announced. Porsche joins Hyundai as a major investor in Rimac, …

Super Nintendo World will open March 18th with strong COVID-19 measures

After the planned February 4th launch was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Super Nintendo World will open on March 18th, Universal Studios Japan has announced. The park, located at Universal Studios in Osaka, will welcome a limited number…

The OnePlus 9 series will debut with Hasselblad-tuned cameras on March 23rd

OnePlus will unveil its latest flagship smartphones — the OnePlus 9 5G series — during a streaming launch event at 9 AM Eastern on March 23rd. And when those phones make their debut, they'll pack cameras tuned by 180-year-old Swedish c…

China five-year plan aims for supremacy in AI, quantum computing

China's tech industry has been hit hard by US trade battles and the economic uncertainties of the pandemic, but it's eager to bounce back in the relatively near future. According to the Wall Street Journal, the country used its…