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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaks hint at giant screens and S20 Ultra features

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 5:29pm
The Galaxy Note family tends to borrow a few cues from the S series that preceded it, but these cues might be more conspicuous than usual this year. OnLeaks and Pigtou have posted leak-based renders for the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ (above) that hi...

AirPods 2 vs. original AirPods: What's changed with Apple's earbuds? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 4:46pm
If you already have the original AirPods, you may not be missing much.

Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to 'special cases'

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 4:05pm
Israel’s original plan to track the phones of COVID-19 sufferers won’t get very far. The country’s cabinet has restricted the use of the Shin Bet security agency’s phone surveillance to “specific and special cases” where officials can’t determine an...

Space Station receives the last of NASA's science racks after 19 years

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 2:49pm
One of the longer chapters of the International Space Station has come to a close. NASA has sent the last of its 11 ExPRESS (Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station) science racks to the orbiting facility, 19 years after sending t...

Watch the first private 'Call of Duty: Warzone' tournament at 3PM ET

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 1:33pm
Activision is ready to show what all-pro Call of Duty: Warzone tourneys are like. The gaming giant is debuting the first Call of Duty League Warzone Weekend today (May 24th) at 3PM Eastern, marking the start of private lobby Warzone competitions. The...

Samsung gets approval for Galaxy Watch Active 2's ECG, but only in Korea

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 12:45pm
The ECG sensor on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 has gone unused for the better part of a year, but it’s finally close to fulfilling its original purpose... in one country, anyway. Samsung has received approval to use the ECG feature for measuring heart r...

Google Pixel 4A and 4A XL rumors: These are the most compelling ones so far - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 12:33pm
5G, a headphone jack, Android 11 and everything else we know (or think we know) about Google's next budget phones.

iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max: The main differences you should care about - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 12:31pm
We compare the specs and features of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to help you choose the best Apple phone.

Best Xbox One games for 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 11:30am
These are the best Xbox titles you can buy right now.

The latest iOS jailbreak cracks virtually any iPhone

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 11:27am
Apple’s efforts to discourage iOS jailbreaking have typically left enthusiasts waiting a while until code sleuths discover a flaw that lets them bypass safeguards and break some of the platform’s rules. Not this time around, though. The Unc0ver team...

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit pushes midair rocket launch to Monday - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 10:47am
The company will light up the sky with LauncherOne.

Best Buy's best Memorial Day 2020 deals are happening now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 10:25am
Best Buy has savings on a Vizio 4K TV, Sony noise-canceling headphones, a Hyperice massage gun and much more.

After Math: Some good news for a change

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 10:00am
Feels like we’ve gone a day short of forever without hearing something positive and reassuring about the state of this quarantine. Folks around the country and around the world are cooped up, stressed out, and just waiting for the other shoe to drop....

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11: What exactly do you get by spending almost double? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 7:30am
Apple's new iPhone SE is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here's what you get (and don't get) for that price.

Astronomers spot a strange, first-of-its-kind asteroid near Jupiter

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 7:01am
There’s still plenty of opportunity for astronomers to discover strange new objects. Researchers using the University of Hawaii’s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) have found (via Gizmodo) a Trojan asteroid, 2019 LD2, that not onl...

As the GDPR turns 2, Big Tech should watch out for big sanctions - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 7:00am
Get ready to see the EU's landmark privacy regulation flex its muscles as it prepares for a fight.

7 best phones under $300: Moto G Power, Galaxy A50, LG K40 and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 7:00am
If you're looking for a phone on a budget, check out CNET's top seven picks.

Need the best cheap Father's Day gift? Here are 9 under $30 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 6:00am
You don't have to spend a lot to score Dad a truly great gift. We've got a few exclusives in the mix, too.

'Halo 3' for PC should be ready for public testing in June

Engadget - Sun, 05/24/2020 - 12:18am
It won’t be too much longer before you can play the whole of the original Halo trilogy on PC. The 343 Industries team has announced (via Windows Central) that public testing for Halo 3’s Master Chief Collection PC release should start sometime in the...