Epic Games, Spotify form app fairness coalition against Apple, Google

Epic Games, Spotify form app fairness coalition against Apple, Google

Even while waiting for its day in court, Epic Games is taking its battle with Apple to another venue as well. As reported last month, Epic Games has formed a "Coalition for App Fairness" to fight against what it argues are anti-competitive practices prevalent in today's app stores. It has also finally got Spotify to formally commit to its campaign and has even gotten others to sign up as founding members. Unsurprisingly, that group is made up of app developers that have suffered from Apple's App Store policies in one way or another.

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Jeep celebrates its 80th anniversary with special edition vehicles

Jeep celebrates its 80th anniversary with special edition vehicles

Jeep is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the brand with a full line of anniversary special edition vehicles. Each vehicle in the Jeep lineup gets a special 80th Anniversary edition that has unique appointments and badging. The vehicles share many of the same features, but there are slight variations among models.

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The 2020 McLaren 765LT is more extreme than we previously thought

The 2020 McLaren 765LT is more extreme than we previously thought

When McLaren debuted the 765LT last March, it created quite a stir in the supercar world. The 2020 765LT is based on the magnificent 720S, but it’s lighter and more powerful than before. The LT or ‘Long Tail’ version of the 720S is also more extreme than we previously thought. Initially, McLaren said the 765LT will have a 755 horsepower V8 engine, zero-to-sixty in 2.7-seconds, and zero to 124 mph in 7.2-seconds – pretty quick by any standard.

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Xbox Family Settings app launched to keep young gamers safe

Xbox Family Settings app launched to keep young gamers safe

Gaming of all forms has seen a considerable surge in the past months as the world continued to adjust to new lifestyles and work arrangements. That's true not just for grownups but even for younger gamers. That situation naturally calls for more attention to what kids do even on consoles, especially considering how gaming devices these days are pretty much connected to the Internet all the time as well. That's why Microsoft developed its Xbox Family Settings app and it is now proudly rolling it out on iOS and Android to help parents and guardians protect children while they play.

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NASA underwater training for the Artemis moon mission is underway

NASA underwater training for the Artemis moon mission is underway

NASA is currently conducting training for the Artemis moon mission that will see the next man and the first woman land on the moon. Mission training underway at the Johnson Space Center using the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL). The NBL is a massive pool of water with sand and rocks at the bottom used to simulate weightlessness.

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Apple Watch Solo Loop return policy changed after consumer backlash

Apple Watch Solo Loop return policy changed after consumer backlash

During these uneasy and uncertain times, the last thing that consumers need is a process that is inexplicably inconvenient for seemingly arbitrary reasons. One such process is getting the fancy new Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop bands replaced if they happened not to fit your wrist. Before today, buyers had to either go to an Apple Store to get the band replaced or mail both band and Apple Watch back and wait for weeks or even months for a replacement. Fortunately, Apple seems to have had a change of heart but not after it was called out for it.

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LG Wing teardown reveals its swiveling secrets

LG Wing teardown reveals its swiveling secrets

LG may have just upstaged Samsung and Microsoft in terms of putting out the most innovative smartphone of the year. Whether or not the LG Wing actually makes practical sense is a different question and doesn't really take away the fact that this odd contraption is not something many would have seen coming ever. But more than just the eccentricity of a swiveling phone, the LG Wing is also a design and engineering mystery waiting to be solved and, thankfully, we have JerryRigEverything for that.

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Samsung Pay in Germany launches with a unique feature

Samsung Pay in Germany launches with a unique feature

Apple Pay still has the majority of the mindshare when it comes to mobile payment but Google Pay is closely catching up. Samsung Pay, on the other hand, seems to have fallen by the wayside but still has a trick or two up its sleeve. Aside from the MST tech that makes it compatible with even traditional magstripe terminals, Samsung is launching the service in Germany with a feature it has not made available anywhere else, making it practically possible to link any bank account to Samsung Pay.

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Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub envisions a hybrid workplace future

Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub envisions a hybrid workplace future

It may have sounded temporary at first but the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly changing work as we know it. It will be quite a while before we get back to "normal" but, even then, the workplace may already be a much different place than before. Trying to prepare for that future, Lenovo is pushing its new ThinkSmart Hub that promises to get your office ready for hybrid working arrangement, which practically means a lot of video conferencing.

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Google Fiber now lets you use your preferred Wi-Fi router

Google Fiber now lets you use your preferred Wi-Fi router

More often than not, ISPs will require you to use their own equipment, sometimes at an additional cost, with the reason of having certified and tested only those. More often than not, those basic routers and modems don't exactly give the best performance, especially in unconventional home setups and structures. Google Fiber started out with the goal of setting itself apart from other Internet providers and it is taking one more step away from the status quo by allowing subscribers to bring their own routers.

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Amazon Alexa gains new abilities and more privacy controls

Amazon Alexa gains new abilities and more privacy controls

Amazon announced quite a handful of new products today, including some from its Ring subsidiary, but it isn't just bringing new hardware to its customers. The e-commerce giant also announced upgrades to the hands-free experience that powers many of its devices, giving the AI-powered Alexa more skills and more brains. Going beyond that, however, Amazon is also trying to address one of Alexa's most unpopular flaw: its privacy.

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OnePlus 8T Warp Charge 65 promises a full charge in 39 minutes

OnePlus 8T Warp Charge 65 promises a full charge in 39 minutes

As thin and as powerful we may want our smartphones to be, we are mostly held back by one of its most rigid and most volatile components, the battery. Battery technology has barely moved forward in the past years, leaving manufacturers and engineers to design around it, from trying to improve power efficiency to make charging faster. The latter is what OnePlus is aiming for in the next iteration of its Warp Charge tech, promising to give the OnePlus 8T more than enough juice in just 15 minutes.

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