8BitDo N30 2.4g is a wireless mouse in NES Controller clothing

8BitDo N30 2.4g is a wireless mouse in NES Controller clothing

What is old is new again, or something like that. The past years have seen the proliferation of retro gaming consoles, shrunk down to the size of your hand (or hands) as well as designs that try to appeal to the powerful and apparently profitable sentiment of nostalgia. Most of them try to bring back the past to the present as they were, prioritizing design fidelity over modern utility. To that extent, this new 8BitDo N30 2.4g wireless mouse is different, bringing the aesthetic of an age long gone to a tool few people can't live without these days.

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Chrome will soon label slow-loading sites with badges

Chrome will soon label slow-loading sites with badges

There are a few things that can ruin an otherwise ideal web browsing experience. Malicious and misbehaving ads are the ones blamed most of the time but pages that load too slowly also waste your time and patience. Often, people will immediately presume it's either the connection or their device that's causing the slow experience but websites might also be unoptimized for today's browsers and use cases. That's why Google is planning on labeling sites that regularly load slowly so that you know that it's them and not you that's the problem.

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Facebook’s annoying red notification dots can now be disabled

Facebook’s annoying red notification dots can now be disabled

Facebook is full of red dots that appear over various parts of the app whenever something new is posted. For most people, these dots appear in random places in which the user has little interest, resulting in either a pile-up of notifications or the brief annoyance of having to tap to make them go away. That changes starting today.

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Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10 on Android 10 beta need this DeX for PC app

Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10 on Android 10 beta need this DeX for PC app

One of the often-cited consequences of modifying an Android experience too much is that updates take longer to test. That's true not just for the Android experience on the phone itself but even for features that connect with external devices. That's what testers of the Android 10 Beta for Samsung's latest Galaxy flagships have discovered to their dismay. Worry not because Samsung has now made available a special version of the Samsung DeX app for PCs and Macs to address exactly that.

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Project leak claims Google is collecting millions of health records

Project leak claims Google is collecting millions of health records

A new leak alleges that Google is collecting millions of health records on Americans under a partnership with Catholic healthcare chain Ascension under an initiative dubbed 'Project Nightingale.' The report claims that under this partnership, Google has been getting data on patients that "amounts to a complete health history," including everything from the patients' names to their diagnoses and lab results.

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A new Apple 3D camera could give iOS AR an edge

A new Apple 3D camera could give iOS AR an edge

Apple has been developing a new 3D sensor system for the past several years, according to a new report, which claims we'll see this system arrive in a new iPad Pro as well as multiple augmented reality and virtual reality wearables. The 3D sensor system is described as being more advanced than the existing Face ID sensor used in the most recent Apple gadgets.

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Alexa Home Theatre System brings Fire TV audio to Echo speakers

Alexa Home Theatre System brings Fire TV audio to Echo speakers

Amazon has rolled out a new feature it calls 'Alexa Home Theatre System' that enables its home entertainment customers to play audio from a Fire TV through an Echo smart speaker. The feature has launched with support for select Fire TV and Echo models at this time, including for some of the older units. Multiple configurations can be used ranging from a 1.0 to 2.1 setup.

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Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 OneUI 2.0 update tipped for imminent release

Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 OneUI 2.0 update tipped for imminent release

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was tipped to be getting an imminent confirmation of an update to One UI 2.0 Beta. This would mean an eventual full update to Android 10, the latest version of Android made by Google, with Samsung's own latest software to bring the device up near the performance level of its newer cohorts. The Samsung-made software One UI 2.0 Beta for Samsung Galaxy S10 was released earlier this year, and the Galaxy Note 10 received access to this program quite recently.

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Instagram stalking app Like Patrol gets pulled from App Store

Instagram stalking app Like Patrol gets pulled from App Store

Like Patrol, a mobile app that enables anyone to keep tabs on an Instagram user's activity, has been pulled from Apple's App Store. The move comes days after Instagram sent the developer behind the app a cease and desist letter demanding that it stop providing its service to users. Only days later, Like Patrol is no longer available to download on iOS.

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2020 Volkswagen Passat raises the tech for a lower price

2020 Volkswagen Passat raises the tech for a lower price

Volkswagen has priced up the 2020 Passat, and while the shapely new sedan may be familiar under the sheet metal, the price has take a welcome dip. Headed out to dealerships by the end of the year, the new Passat trims $2,400 from the starting price of its MY19 predecessor.

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One colorful Galaxy S11 leak

One colorful Galaxy S11 leak

Today the Samsung Galaxy S11 had an info leak several months before it was made official by Samsung itself. This new phone family will likely arrive in a collection of sizes and with powers and abilities set with a variety of variations of the standard brand name. Included in today's list of devices is not just the Galaxy S11, but the Galaxy S11e, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, and the Galaxy Note10 Lite as well.

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Plex will add dozens of free MGM movies by the end of the year

Plex will add dozens of free MGM movies by the end of the year

Plex has announced a new deal with MGM that will bring more free movies to its app. The announcement follows a similar deal revealed earlier this year with Warner Bros, underscoring the company's effort to become more than just a home entertainment software solution. Plex says its users will get access to 'dozens' of movies under this deal and that they'll arrive on the platform before the end of the year.

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