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CNET
How to preorder every new Amazon Echo device
CNET
Since the original Amazon Echo launched in 2014, Amazon has gradually built out its Alexa-powered product line, adding Alexa to existing devices and introducing a host of new ones. It added the cheaper, smaller Echo Dot, the touchscreen Echo Show, the ...

BBC News
Gravitational wave hunters bag fourth black-hole detection
BBC News
Scientists have detected another burst of gravitational waves coming from the merger of two black holes. The collision occurred nearly 2 billion years ago, but it was so far away that its shockwave has only just reached us. This is the fourth confirmed ...

GameSpot
SNES Classic Edition Review
GameSpot
With its release in November 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) brought the magic of the Super Famicom to North America. For many of us, it was our first console, and it shaped the way we think and feel about video games today.

Washington Post
Good news: Scientists have discovered a new species of giant rat
Washington Post
In the isolated Solomon Islands, mothers and fathers have been known to sing to their children of apocryphal rats. In one rhyme, Kamare and Isuku go scurrying up a child, one rat on each side. They climb the ribs and reach the armpits, where the singer ...

Washington Post
Facebook sends team to Puerto Rico to get island back online
Gant Daily
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the company is sending its connectivity team to the island to “deliver emergency telecommunications assistance.” “Communication is critical during a disaster. With 90% of cell towers on the ...

SlashGear
Rumored Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL Specifications Appear
Android Headlines
Google will announce the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4, and the specs for both of these phones have just surfaced yet again. As you may have already noticed, the source refers to the larger Pixel phone as the 'Pixel 2 XL', and not the ...

GameSpot
Nintendo Switch Adds First Classic Nintendo Game Today
GameSpot
It may not be the Virtual Console service that Nintendo Switch owners have been waiting for, but the first classic Nintendo game is now available for the console. Today, the arcade classic Mario Bros. arrives in the Switch Eshop, kicking off Nintendo's ...

Chicago Tribune
Is Face ID secure? Apple takes on lingering questions
CNET
Just how secure is Apple's new Face ID? Apple. Apple on Wednesday released a technical white paper that offers a breakdown of the security behind Face ID, its new facial recognition tech. For now the iPhone X will be Apple's only device using Face ID ...

TechCrunch
HMD's revived Nokia 3310 classic mobile gets 3G
TechCrunch
Nokia brand licensee HMD Global is doubling down on the tech nostalgia card it pulled out back in February, by announcing a 3G version of the colorful candybar Nokia 3310 — now with support for a handful of apps. So as well as talk, text and the ...

Government Technology
Twitter Tests Doubled Character Count
Government Technology
Away from the Brexit negotiating table, European Union bureaucrats have started tweeting about the U.K.'s two-year process of leaving the bloc. (Dreamstime/TNS) TNS. (TNS) -- Twitter's defining feature has always been brevity — 140 characters was all ...

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