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Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is expanding its drone delivery tests with the announcement of a pilot project involving Quest Diagnostics. The company, which is best known for allowing consumers to order their own blood tests, will work with Walmart to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests to consumers, enabling them to test themselves in the safety of their own homes. The catch? This isn't a widespread service yet, so you must live in one of two particular parts of the US.

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85″ released in massive hybrid workspace expansion

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85″ released in massive hybrid workspace expansion

Today Microsoft revealed the Surface Hub 2S, the latest in a line of massive touch displays running Windows 10. This device is 85-inches diagonally - bigger than any computer you've ever used before. It's gigantic - and it's only the most recent iteration of this computer that Microsoft's made for the Windows workspace. Here in 2020, it's more imperative than ever that devices like this allow workers to interact without being physically face-to-face.

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Here’s everything Nokia announced today

Here’s everything Nokia announced today

It's a big day for the folks over at HMD Global. Not only is the company launching the Nokia 8.3 5G, but that new phone will be joined by two entry-level budget options: the Nokia 3.4 and the Nokia 2.4. On top of that, HMD Global also announced a number of new accessories for these phones, including the arrival of the Nokia Power Earbuds in the US.

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Google Pixel 5 leaks in full with one tiny surprise

Google Pixel 5 leaks in full with one tiny surprise

This morning the Google Pixel 5 was leaked in a big way. Per the leak, the Google Pixel 5 will be released with a 6-inch OLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels across its face. With the flexible OLED tech and a 19:5 aspect ratio in play, this device works with a 432 PPI (pixels per inch) display density with a 90Hz image refresh rate. This device also sports HDR and 24 bit color depth.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G could help send 5G mainstream

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G could help send 5G mainstream

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 750G, which appears to be the successor to the 730G with a major upgrade: 5G support. The 750G will take its place alongside Qualcomm's other 5G-capable 700-series SoCs, and given the numbering, it'll probably be a little less powerful than other chips in the series. Still, Qualcomm is touting some fairly big improvements over the 730G, so the 750G should be a pretty capable SoC.

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Wyze Video Doorbell is just $30 – Headphones and Thermostat to come

Wyze Video Doorbell is just $30 – Headphones and Thermostat to come

Wyze has launched its new Video Doorbell, the first of three new products - including headphones and a smart thermostat - it plans to announce over the next two weeks. The Wyze Video Doorbell promises a 1080p Full HD video feed from your front door, with motion-triggered notifications and an aspect ratio designed to capture everything that's going on at your doorstep.

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AMD’s new Zen-based Ryzen and Athlon Chromebook CPUs crank the Intel pressure

AMD’s new Zen-based Ryzen and Athlon Chromebook CPUs crank the Intel pressure

AMD today announced a collection of Zen-based mobile processors destined for Chromebooks. The new batch of processors includes three Ryzen CPUs and two Athlon CPUs that seem to cover the mid and high-range pretty well. AMD promises some big improvements over previous generation AMD-based Chromebooks, and we should start seeing Chromebooks featuring these new processors launching by the end of the year.

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Samsung 980 PRO SSD release date and price ready for PCIe 4.0 at last

Samsung 980 PRO SSD release date and price ready for PCIe 4.0 at last

Samsung revealed their next-generation 980 PRO SSD this morning for "advanced applications for gamers and creative professionals." This device is the company's first consumer PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid-state drive (SSD), ever. This Samsung 980 PRO unit is, as Samsung suggests, designed largely in-house. That includes "all the key components" like the custom Elpis controller, DRAM, V-NAND, and other bits too.

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Jabra Elite 85t ANC earbuds revealed while 75t owners have a treat coming

Jabra Elite 85t ANC earbuds revealed while 75t owners have a treat coming

Jabra today announced the Elite 85t earbuds. A follow up to the 75t, the Elite 85t use Jabra's advanced active noise cancelling, which is pitched as a step up from standard noise cancelling as it apparently allows for ANC that's more flexible. Speaking of the Elite 75t, those are getting some love today as well, as Jabra has announced an OTA update for those earbuds that will enable standard ANC.

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Bose Sleepbuds II give snooze-focused relaxing earbuds a second try

Bose Sleepbuds II give snooze-focused relaxing earbuds a second try

Bose has launched its second-generation Sleepbuds II, taking another attempt at the soothing night-time earbuds. Promising more comfort and better noise-masking compared to the first-generation Sleepbuds, this new model should hopefully also avoid the persistent battery issues that forced Bose to discontinue the originals and refund all owners.

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Elgato Ring Light adds WiFi to a WFH essential

Elgato Ring Light adds WiFi to a WFH essential

Ring lights have gone from YouTube and TikTok star niche to work-from-home must-have for anybody wanting to look their best on video calls, and now Elgato is getting in on the action. The new Elgato Ring Light promises not only consistent - and flattering - LED lighting, it's also easier to control since it's WiFi-connected.

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Photoshop Sky Replacement is more sophisticated than it sounds

Photoshop Sky Replacement is more sophisticated than it sounds

Let's face it. Despite concerns over easily "Photoshopped" fakes and advice to keep photos real, there will always be times when you'd wish a more dramatic sky was available in your photo. True to its original calling as a photo editing software, Photoshop's upcoming Sky Replacement feature will offer users the chance to have a more emphatic background to go with their images. But before you knock the feature off as something that can be done with simple selection tools and layers, Adobe is unsurprisingly explaining that there's quite a lot of AI and machine learning involved here as well.

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