Chrome OS 76 introduces new features for work and even for play

Chrome OS 76 introduces new features for work and even for play

Considering its release schedule, Chrome OS doesn't get as much media buzz for each new version that gets rolled out. That doesn't make those releases any less substantial. In fact, the latest Chrome OS version 76 is one of the most notable ones, introducing much-needed features to turn the platform into a more proper competitor to the Windows and Macs. But more than just productivity features, Chromebook users can also be more productive in their entertainment activities.

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Nokia 8, 6, 5, and 3 get an extended year of security updates

Nokia 8, 6, 5, and 3 get an extended year of security updates

It seems that HMD Global is once again one-upping other manufacturers by showing them how to reward their faithful customers as far as software goes. Nokia phones have been carrying pure versions of Android unburdened by bloatware. That has mad it easier for the company to quickly push out updates but now it is doing one better. It has announced that its very first Nokia phones will be getting security updates until 2020, a year after it was supposed to stop. It seems, however, that some users still have questions and doubts about the company's commitment.

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Epic explains why it’s keeping controversial Fortnite BRUTE mech suit

Epic explains why it’s keeping controversial Fortnite BRUTE mech suit

Epic Games has finally published a statement explaining why it added the controversial BRUTE mech suit to its battle royale game and why it remains available despite complaints from players. Fortnite, the company said in a statement today, was designed 'to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win.' The BRUTE mech suit helps achieve that goal by enabling lower skill players to get more eliminations.

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FDA proposes gruesome cigarette packs to freak out smokers

FDA proposes gruesome cigarette packs to freak out smokers

The FDA is targeting smokers with a newly published proposed rule that, if implemented, would put disturbing imagery on packages of cigarettes. The 'photo-realistic color images' would be part of warnings placed on cigarette products and advertisements intended to depict the kind of serious health consequences associated with smoking. This would, the FDA says, represent the biggest change to cigarette packaging labels implemented in more than three decades.

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TCL 8-Series Roku TVs get 2019 QLED and mini-LED as 8K nears

TCL 8-Series Roku TVs get 2019 QLED and mini-LED as 8K nears

Budget-friendly television company TCL has announced its latest lineup of Roku Smart TVs, revealing that its 2019 6- and 8-Series models will feature Quantum Dot (QLED) tech with a 100-percent DCI-P3 color volume alongside a 'powerfully bright' background. In addition, the company is updating its 5-Series line, including it with the other two product lines to offer 'Fullview' and more.

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These rare superdeep diamonds exposed Earth’s primordial secrets

These rare superdeep diamonds exposed Earth’s primordial secrets

A priceless haul of superdeep diamonds has seemingly confirmed the existence of an ancient reservoir of raw magma, a time capsule of the Earth's most inaccessible secrets. The discovery could lead to breakthroughs in understanding how our planet formed, and what geological changes it may still be undergoing.

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Instagram users can now flag false content for fact-checker review

Instagram users can now flag false content for fact-checker review

Facebook has expanded its Third Party Fact-Checking Program to cover photos and videos shared on Instagram, the company has announced. Under this expansion, Instagram users can now flag content they believe is false, triggering a review from a verified fact-checker who will make the final determination about the content. According to the company, false content will be demoted, but not removed.

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Ebola cure nears as two treatments prove highly effective

Ebola cure nears as two treatments prove highly effective

Two out of four Ebola candidate treatments have proven so effective that a trial testing the products is ending early. The recommendation to end the existing trial, which started in November 2018, was made by an independent monitoring board tasked with reviewing the trial's efficacy data and related safety. In its place, the board recommends that officials focus on just two of the four treatments: mAb114 and REGN-EB3.

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Apple event date released early in iOS 13 Beta

Apple event date released early in iOS 13 Beta

Hidden within the files sent with the latest version of iOS was a clue suggesting Apple's next big event would occur on September 10th, 2019. This would most likely be the next big iPhone event, one which is expected to show Apple's next two iPhones. These would be what we're currently calling iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max - until a time at which the final names are confirmed by Apple itself onstage at whichever venue at which they'll reveal these iPhones is chosen.

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The Infiniti Project Black S is the best sort of hybrid

The Infiniti Project Black S is the best sort of hybrid

Hybrids can be earnest, sensible ways to boost fuel economy, or they can be like the Infiniti Project Black S and borrow lashings of F1 technology to deliver ridiculous on-road performance. Handiwork of Infiniti and the Renault F1 Team, Project Black S may look like a body-kitted Q60, but it's actually something a whole lot more interesting.

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Vanity license plates have proven traffic ticket systems faulty for four decades

Vanity license plates have proven traffic ticket systems faulty for four decades

A user by the name of "Droogie" (Joseph Tartaro) decided he'd be clever and register a custom license plate with the word NULL. That means blank, empty, the end - it's not a word you hear people use all that often other than to say "null and void" - which, incidentally, was part of Tartaro's plan. He'd intended on getting 2 custom plates, one for himself, the other for his wife, one that said NULL, the other VOID.

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Epic Games Store update adds cloud saves, Humble integration

Epic Games Store update adds cloud saves, Humble integration

The Epic Games Store is getting a pretty big update today, and it's arriving with a much-requested feature in tow. Cloud saves have officially gone live on the Epic Games Store, with a little less than 20 games getting the functionality today. The lack of cloud saves has been a sore point for Epic Games Store users, so let's hope that by launching cloud saves for these games, Epic is opening the proverbial floodgates.

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