Netflix on Chromecast gets show intro skipping support

Netflix on Chromecast gets show intro skipping support

Netflix has been pushing out a bunch of relatively minor but welcomed updates over the last couple weeks, not the least of which is newly added support for skipping introductions on shows via Chromecast. The skip intro button has already been made available on most other platforms that support Netflix, such as smart TVs, enabling users to bypass long or repetitive intros and go straight to the content.

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Tobacco peptide may be the future solution to superbugs

Tobacco peptide may be the future solution to superbugs

Flowers from Nicotiana alata, a tobacco plant, may hold the key to dealing with drug-resistant bacteria known as "superbugs." The discovery was made by researchers with La Trobe University, where they found that the specific peptide NaD1 can combat infections. The discovery follows a previous one by the same team who found the peptide to be a possible treatment for killing cancer cells.

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New Google Duplex details keep sneaking out

New Google Duplex details keep sneaking out

Google's Duplex, the controversial AI that promises to make appointments on behalf of the phone-averse, will make its artificial identity clear first, according to leaked details of a demo given to employees this week. Part of Google's splashy I/O 2018 opening keynote last week, Duplex first wowed and then worried many with its human-impersonating talents.

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Antifungal drug resistance is a ticking global time-bomb

Antifungal drug resistance is a ticking global time-bomb

There's a whole lot of fungus amongst us coming with resistance to the drugs with which we resist them. The rate at which pathogenic fungi are resisting commonly used antifungal agents is, as researchers suggest this week, "unprecedented." One of the causes for this situation is the massive use of drug elements like azoles, currently used for "not only human and animal health care and crop protection but also in antifouling coatings and timber preservation."

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NASA’s TESS planet-hunter sent back this stunning image

NASA’s TESS planet-hunter sent back this stunning image

NASA has released the first incredible photo from its TESS planet-hunter, with the new satellite beaming back a stunning image of more than 200,000 stars. TESS, or the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is at the start of an unusual elliptical orbit that will see it capture enormous images of space in the search for potentially habitable exoplanets.

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The BMW 8 Series sounds incredible: Check out the video

The BMW 8 Series sounds incredible: Check out the video

Scratch one of our big concerns about the upcoming BMW 8 Series: this video of the upcoming GT coupe proves it'll have the right soundtrack. BMW has been testing the new grand tourer out in Wales, and that makes for some excellent scenery against which to enjoy the camouflaged car's raucous exhaust note.

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The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are arguably the best tablet + stylus pairing currently available. When used with a good note-taking app, the slate is revolutionary in educational settings, opening the door for natural handwritten notes paired with features not possible with pen and paper. The best hardware in the world, though, would be wasted on a low-quality note-taking app, and that's where this list comes in.

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Xbox One May update serves up Discord integration, 120Hz support

Xbox One May update serves up Discord integration, 120Hz support

Xbox One's May update is here, and it's arriving with a handful of exciting features. Discord is actually taking center stage with this update, and though the app itself isn't available on Xbox One just yet, this does allow for some degree of integration. Once you've applied the May update, you'll be able to link your Discord and Xbox accounts, allowing your friends to see what you're playing on Xbox One across all the different servers you belong to.

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Chrome’s Secure site flag is retiring this September

Chrome’s Secure site flag is retiring this September

Google plans to change how it flags secure sites in Chrome, retiring its "Secure" indicator in favor of highlighting which pages don't support HTTPS. The decision, which will take affect in a later release of Chrome, flips the current system on its head.

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Galaxy Note 9: details closer to the truth

Galaxy Note 9: details closer to the truth

Newest details leaked on the Galaxy Note 9 suggest we're already nearly on the money for Samsung's biggest phone of the year. This device isn't going to be more of a Silver Surfer than it is a Galactus. This is the herald of things to come. For some of the more hardcore buy-all-Samsung users, this might be an unwelcome revelation. For those that've been waiting for a couple years to upgrade - an upgrade'll probably be just fine, here and now.

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Google AR headset “A65” tipped to rival HoloLens

Google AR headset “A65” tipped to rival HoloLens

Google is reportedly developing a standalone Augmented Reality headset to take on Microsoft HoloLens, a cable-free system that does not require a tethered PC to drive it. The rumors come after the launch of the first standalone Daydream headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, which packages a full virtual reality system into a single wearable.

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Logitech G305 review: A LIGHTSPEED gaming mouse for the mainstream

Logitech G305 review: A LIGHTSPEED gaming mouse for the mainstream

I think it’s safe to say that Logitech has been crafting some really solid gaming mice lately. Back in March, I reviewed the G703 and G903 gaming mice, which both come with all the bells and whistles: RGB lighting, Powerplay support, HERO sensors, and LIGHTSPEED technology. I found them to be excellent mice, and I said at the time that they made the best argument yet for ditching your wired gaming mouse. With both of them, however, there was one big hang up: Price.

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