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A New Lens Technology Is Primed to Jump-Start Phone Cameras

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Phone makers like Apple have increased the number of lens elements over time, and while some, like Samsung, are now folding optics to create “periscope” lenses for greater zoom capabilities, companies have generally stuck with the tried-and-true stacked lens element system.  “The optics became more sophisticated, you added more lens elements, you created strong aspheric […]

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The Race Is On to Stop Scalping Bots From Buying All the PS5s

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If you’ve been searching for a PS5 these past months—convinced that the solution to the ennui of lockdown life lies in next-gen gaming—it’s likely that you’ve also made a new, hated enemy: retail bots.  For many, attempts to buy the console have followed the same sad pattern. A store, like Argos, Currys PC World, or […]

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Samsung Has New Galaxy Phones (and New Earbuds Too)

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At the beginning of 2020, weeks before the first US cities went into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Samsung showed off a batch of new phones. Pricing for the least expensive of the lot, the Galaxy S20, started at an astonishing $1,000. Almost a year later, we’re still battling a fearsome spike in Covid […]

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CES Day 3: Health Tech, Cool Cars, and the Future of School

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Who needs buttons when you have screens? Debuting on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan this year, the MBUX Hyperscreen is a 55.5-inch-wide display that spans the entire dashboard. It’s made up of three haptic OLED touchscreens under one continuous piece of Corning Gorilla glass. The driver and front passenger each get a wide 12- […]

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CES Liveblog: Laptops, Robovacs, and Lab-Grown Breast Milk

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Who needs buttons when you have screens? Debuting on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan this year, the MBUX Hyperscreen is a 55.5-inch-wide display that spans the entire dashboard. It’s made up of three haptic OLED touchscreens under one continuous piece of Corning Gorilla glass. The driver and front passenger each get a wide 12- […]

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CES Liveblog: Smart Home, Workout Tech, and So Many TVs

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The Chinese home entertainment brand Konka is introducing a new line of smart home devices to its North American offerings. With a basic lineup of security cameras, video doorbells, smart plugs, and lights (with some variation in each group), all controlled by a singular app, the company is hoping to make smart home integration simple. […]

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A Farewell to Adobe Flash—and the Messy, Glorious Web

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My earliest memory of Flash was that it got me into trouble. I had heard about a website that hosted brutal games, including one particularly difficult shooter starring an audacious yellow alien. I soon discovered that this site, Newgrounds.com, brimmed with warped takes on American culture—within minutes, I had battered Osama bin Laden and chain-sawed […]

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Desperate Gamers Camp Out in the Pandemic for $700 GPUs

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On a recent Brooklyn morning, Andrew Okun, 22, and his dad Damien staked out their local Micro Center at 6 am, in the rain, to purchase a two-month-old, $700 graphics card for Andrew’s PC. It was their third attempt at getting a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. This time, they’d be first in line. Since its […]