2018 Audi R8 V10 Competition maxes out the everyday supercar

2018 Audi R8 V10 Competition maxes out the everyday supercar

Regular Audi R8 not quite special enough for you? The supercar widely acclaimed as the easiest to live with every day is getting a performance-oriented special edition, with the 2018 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe Competition package promising to max out every aggressive option for a handful of lucky owners.

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Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Blackout player count tweaked in latest Black Ops 4 patch

Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, Activision and Treyarch have been supporting the game with a series of rapid-fire updates. Generally, these updates are pretty small, making some slight tweaks to each of the game's modes - Blackout battle royale, standard multiplayer, and Zombies. The most recent update was no different in that regard, but the tweaks it made to Blackout could have some big implications for the mode.

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iPhone XR release detailed as Apple expands iPhone XS sales

iPhone XR release detailed as Apple expands iPhone XS sales

Apple's iPhone XR will go up for preorder on Friday, October 19, the company has confirmed, while also announcing new countries where the more affordable smartphone and its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max cousins will be available. Announced alongside the iPhone XS last month, the iPhone XR brings Apple's latest slim-bezel aesthetic to a more affordable price point, not to mention a welcome return to some brighter colors.

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Apple privacy page opens data download to US users

Apple privacy page opens data download to US users

Apple has launched a new privacy site allowing users of iPhone, macOS, and other products to see just what data the Cupertino firm has on them. The US expansion of the service follows its debut in Europe earlier this year, as Apple complied with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules imposed by the European Union.

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Helm personal email server promises perfect privacy

Helm personal email server promises perfect privacy

You don't have to be a politician or a celebrity to worry about email privacy these days, but if you're starting to eye your Gmail account with suspicion, startup Helm thinks it has the answer. The company's personal email server may look like a router, but in fact it's a standalone hub for your messages that puts security to the fore.

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Spotify finally arrives on Wear OS with standalone app

Spotify finally arrives on Wear OS with standalone app

If you're one of the Spotify faithful and you own a Wear OS smartwatch, then today you're getting another option when it comes to controlling your music. Spotify has announced a standalone app for Wear OS, which means that you no longer need to rely on your phone when it comes to listening to your Spotify library. For those that use a smartwatch regularly, this will likely be a welcome launch.

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AdGuard Home is an ad-and-tracker blocker for your home

AdGuard Home is an ad-and-tracker blocker for your home

The folks at AdGuard created a service called AdGuard Home, a bit of software that creates a DNS server for your home network to block ad tracking. This is for the people who aren't comfortable with every website using their browsing information to serve ads without asking. This isn't just to block advertisements, it's to block companies like Facebook from watching your every move, using your movements without your permission.

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SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro adds wide-angle camera to your front door

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro adds wide-angle camera to your front door

Video doorbells are increasingly our first point of contact with the modern smart home, and now SimpliSafe is joining the party with its new Video Doorbell Pro. Designed to integrate with a SimpliSafe security and home automation system, the new camera allows for two-way audio as well as getting a glimpse of who is standing at your door.

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This phone has 10GB RAM and a sliding screen, but why?

This phone has 10GB RAM and a sliding screen, but why?

As it's been for hundreds of years, we live in an age of excess. The next Xiaomi smartphone gives us a microcosm of what this means for us today, bringing a handset that not only slides back to reveal a camera, but also has 10GB RAM. What in the world does one person on a smartphone do with 10GB RAM? It's almost as if Xiaomi is preparing for apps that don't yet exist!

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This 755hp 1973 Chevrolet Laguna has a Corvette ZR1 heart

This 755hp 1973 Chevrolet Laguna has a Corvette ZR1 heart

If the one thing stopping you from picking up a 1973 Chevrolet Laguna was the absence of a Corvette ZR1 engine, then we have some excellent news for you. Sadly Chevy isn't planning on putting this mash-up of '70s retro-classic and supercharged 755 horsepower monster into production, but it will sell you the most important part so you can do it yourself.

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There’s a Taco Bell Xbox One X and it’ll make you hungry

There’s a Taco Bell Xbox One X and it’ll make you hungry

The Xbox One X is an impressive machine, but the kind of capability it brings to the table is definitely expensive. The Xbox One X normally retails for $500, making it the most expensive console on the block and pricing it outside the budget of many gamers. If the Xbox One X is a little too pricey for your tastes, you might be pleased to know that Taco Bell and Microsoft are giving you the chance to snag one for free.

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Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

Skydio's self-flying drone is getting Apple Watch control, bringing the key autopilot features of the intelligent flying camera out of the app and to your wrist. Arriving as an update today, the new Apple Watch interface promises to make it even easier than before to operate the Skydio R1 and navigate through its various tracking modes. At the same time, the R1 drone is also arriving in Apple Stores.

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