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Let’s hope the PlayStation 5 doesn’t look like this leaked console dev kit

Let’s hope the PlayStation 5 doesn’t look like this leaked console dev kit

The PlayStation 5 has been the subject of a lot of talk recently, and though Sony hasn't yet shown us the console itself, we've had a look at something that is supposedly a PlayStation 5 dev kit. Now, with photos of that alleged dev kit making the rounds on the internet, a set of new renders have been created to give us a closer look at the console.

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Pokemon GO Shiny Attackers Tier List updated for Halloween 2019

Pokemon GO Shiny Attackers Tier List updated for Halloween 2019

The best Pokemon GO attackers in the game are different depending on the season - and the user's choice of style. This is a unique exploration into this moment in history in Pokemon GO with regard to the best SHINY Pokemon in the game for attacks starting in late October. We'll begin with the best Pokemon for attacking the monsters in Tier 5 (and higher, with code in the game suggesting we're already up to Tier 6!) It's time to get spooky with Darkrai!

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Goal Zero Yeti 200X pairs beefy battery with AC outlet and USB-C PD

Goal Zero Yeti 200X pairs beefy battery with AC outlet and USB-C PD

Goal Zero has added a new, compact model to its portable power range, with the Yeti 200X promising a lot more juice than the typical external battery. Even though it's capable of recharging your phone up to twenty times, the Yeti 200X is still about the same size as a six-pack of Coke.

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This fake human skin could be the squeezable future of your phone

This fake human skin could be the squeezable future of your phone

We weren't expecting the humble smartphone to stumble into the uncanny valley, but a big chunk of malleable fake human skin has proved that once again you don't need to have imagined something in order for it to subsequently terrify you. Phones that react to squeezing aren't new, but most of the time they don't look like a prop from Silence of the Lambs.

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Alexa and Google Assistant hacks let eavesdropping smart speakers do voice phishing

Alexa and Google Assistant hacks let eavesdropping smart speakers do voice phishing

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home can certainly be useful tools, but along with that usefulness also comes a number of security concerns. These concerns have been well stated since these smart speakers first hit the market, and today, a team of security researchers are sounding the alarm on exploits affecting Google Home and Amazon Echo devices that developers can use to either eavesdrop on users or phish for personal information.

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Mantis haptic robot arm is simple enough for anyone to use

Mantis haptic robot arm is simple enough for anyone to use

Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a new robot arm that could be the low cost and easy to use the robotic device of the future. The team calls the robot arm Mantis, and it was designed to offer a lightweight, affordable, and accessible haptic force feedback device. Haptic feedback aims to simulate the sense of touch.

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Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus takes everyone drifting

Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus takes everyone drifting

Hyundai has unveiled a very cool van that is called the iMax N Drift Bus. The van is a one-off ride that is "inspired by the mischievous spirit of N" and promises to put a smile on faces of the driver and up to seven passengers. Building the van required an engine swap.

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The Pixel 4 camera is brilliant and frustrating

The Pixel 4 camera is brilliant and frustrating

When Google unveiled the Pixel 4, all eyes were on its cameras. Google pushed computational photography into the limelight, and the Pixel 4's upgrades to Portrait Mode and Super Res Zoom, along with new features like Astrophotography Mode, promise to keep it ahead of the smartphone pack. So, I set out to see just how well the Pixel 4's new camera features held up in practice.

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Samsung Linux on DeX is dead, here are open source alternatives

Samsung Linux on DeX is dead, here are open source alternatives

Over the weekend, Samsung sent a relatively small number of its customers an email that they probably didn't want to read on a weekend or on a weekday. The company was put its Linux on DeX beta program to rest and not because it was graduating to a stable release. On the contrary, Samsung was ending the program completely. It may have had a small number of users but LoD, as it was known, was well-loved by those because of what it enabled. Fortunately, there are other ways to carry on that promise in a hopefully more sustainable and more future-proof way.

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Hyundai machine learning Smart Cruise Control debuts

Hyundai machine learning Smart Cruise Control debuts

Hyundai has announced a world's first technology that it called Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML). SCC-ML is a technology that is meant to incorporate the driver's patterns into the self-driving behavior to create a custom experience for the driver. Hyundai says that the tech is an industry first and plans to implement the technology in the future.

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GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS Week Number Rollover part two coming for old devices next month

GPS, short for Global Positioning System, is almost universally known as the technology that helps tell our location in the world. What few probably know is the system is actually designed to also tell the time. GPS receivers have actually relied on this piece of data coming from satellites not only to tell time but to actually make location-based services work properly. Unfortunately, that system might be thrown into chaos for the second time this year when a second GPS Week Number Rollover hits old devices in early November.

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Pixel 4 face recognition will eventually include eye detection

Pixel 4 face recognition will eventually include eye detection

Google went all out with face recognition on the Pixel 4, removing the fingerprint sensor altogether. Google strongly believes in the speed and accuracy of its technology and, for the most part, that seems to be the case based on initial hands-on of the phones. Unfortunately, Google may have overlooked or at least neglected to consider the importance of actually paying attention to the screen when it's being unlocked, something it has gotten a lot of criticism for. That eye detection is now promised to come in the future but it might take months before it rolls out to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

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