2020 Audi e-tron Sportback revealed as electric 4-door coupe

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback revealed as electric 4-door coupe

Audi has revealed the second production model in its e-tron all-electric range, with the 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback making its debut at the LA Auto Show. Joining the Audi e-tron SUV, the new e-tron Sportback will have Quattro electric all-wheel drive as standard and, in Europe, up to 277 miles of range. US range is yet to be tested.

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Researchers combine meditation and brain stimulation in new study

Researchers combine meditation and brain stimulation in new study

Researchers have detailed their work with combining the traditional practice of meditation and modern technology called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Referred to as "e-meditation," the researchers wanted to determine whether the technology could be combined with mindfulness meditation as a self-administered enhancement performed by the practitioners themselves.

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Windows 10 version 1909 November 2019 is rolling out: brace yourselves

Windows 10 version 1909 November 2019 is rolling out: brace yourselves

Since Windows 10 first launched, Microsoft has adopted a release schedule that saw two major Windows updates per year along with rolling fixes and patches as they come. That proved to be rather problematic in terms of software quality and Microsoft stepped on the breaks just a bit to deliver more fixes and fewer features in this year's second and last Windows 10 release. That update has started to roll out to users and, given Microsoft's past history, it might also be a good time to backup your PC and make sure drivers are updated first.

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Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals a mess of parts inside

Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals a mess of parts inside

What should have been the Pixel 3's redemption may very well end up being worse than last year's Google flagship smartphone. The Pixel 4 was already off to a rough start in rumors and specs and its actual launch didn't exactly prove those wrong. While the cameras and pristine Android software remained impressive, the rest of the specs and features make it hard to justify the premium price tag. And now it seems that the Pixel 4 XL is just as convoluted on the inside as it was fragile on the outside.

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Vizio smart TVs will get casting support for Disney+ in December

Vizio smart TVs will get casting support for Disney+ in December

Vizio is rolling out software updates for its SmartCast HDTVs that'll make it possible for Disney Plus subscribers to access the new streaming service. Rather than making the Disney Plus app available on its smart TVs, Vizio is using something like a workaround solution involving casting (for now). Select models have already received new Apple AirPlay support and Chromecast built-in will arrive next month.

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Kickstarter budget tool shows backers how funds will be used

Kickstarter budget tool shows backers how funds will be used

Kickstarter has introduced a new tool called Project Budget that helps creators estimate how much funding they need and makes it easier for them to be transparent with their backers regarding how the funds will be used. The new tool joins a previously added Funding Calculator launched back in August as a way for creators to keep in mind hidden project costs like taxes.

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Google Stadia works fine, but you don’t need this (or anything like it)

Google Stadia works fine, but you don’t need this (or anything like it)

You might be at a point where you're deciding on which cloud gaming/streaming gaming subscription system you'll join. You might be drawn to Google Stadia, the newest system where you can pay a fee to be able to play games on multiple platforms. You might've already decided that you're going to eventually have to subscribe to one cloud gaming system or the other, so you might as well figure out which is best - right? Not so fast, buster.

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Fortnite will soon get DirectX 12 support and new related features

Fortnite will soon get DirectX 12 support and new related features

Epic Games has good news for Fortnite players on PC: the arrival of DirectX 12 support. Once it arrives in the near future, players who have newer PCs running higher-end graphics cards will experience a performance boost thanks to some of the capabilities this new support will bring. In addition, Epic teases that it will release new features in the future that are specific to the DirectX 12 support.

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Buried babies with human skull helmets exhumed in Ecuador

Buried babies with human skull helmets exhumed in Ecuador

A report here in November of 2019 showed the first and only known example of juvenile crania used as mortuary headgear. The skulls of young humans were placed on the heads of what were likely already-dead infants for their burial. These infants with human skull helmets were interred in their burial mounds at a ritual complex on the central coast of Ecuador for approximately 2100 years before they were dug up by researchers.

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Karma SC2 electric coupe concept can 3D-record you doing 0-60 in 1.9 seconds

Karma SC2 electric coupe concept can 3D-record you doing 0-60 in 1.9 seconds

You have to give Karma Automotive its due: the electric car company knows how to design a good looking concept. Fresh for the LA Auto Show 2019 this week is the Karma SC2, a pure-electric coupe that the automaker says could deliver a frankly excessive 1,100 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of less than 1.9 seconds.

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NASA reveals the companies that will deliver payloads to the Moon

NASA reveals the companies that will deliver payloads to the Moon

NASA has announced the five private American space companies it has tapped to deliver payloads to the Moon under its Artemis program. The list is rounded out by some familiar names, including SpaceX and Blue Origin. The disclosure follows NASA's July announcement during which it opened to proposals from companies willing to provide this service.

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The Game Awards reveals all nominees for 2019

The Game Awards reveals all nominees for 2019

We're coming up on the annual Game Awards, and ahead of the show's December 12th premiere, Geoff Keighley has revealed all of the nominees for 2019. As there have been in recent years, 2019's Game Awards are packed with different categories, ranging from best eSports coach all the way up to the big kahuna, game of the year.

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