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Google patents a motorized Chromebook hinge that can open itself

Google patents a motorized Chromebook hinge that can open itself

If you've been struggling to open your own laptop each day, a new patent granted to Google for its Pixel line of notebook computers may be just what you need. Titled "Notebook Computer with Motorized

Google finally fixes the burger emoji

After a long wait, Google has finally done the right thing. We're talking, of course, about fixing its burger emoji illustration so that the cheese is on top of the patty, like it should be. Granted,

macOS High Sierra bug allows full admin access without a password

If you're using Apple's latest macOS High Sierra, you'll want to be wary of giving people access to your computer. Initially tweeted by developer Lemi Orhan Ergin, there's a super-easy exploit that

YouTube’s Community social feature set to expand to more creators

Last year, YouTube launched its Community tab -- a social feature that lets creators engage with their followers through text, video, photos and more. At launch, YouTube had extended the feature to

Third-party Alexa skills can now use notifications

Your phone gets notifications, so why can't your smart speaker? Amazon is doing something about it.. and thankfully, it's not as bothersome as it could be. The company is trotting out a developer
The FCC is peddling its net neutrality spin as facts

The FCC is peddling its net neutrality spin as facts

Last week, the FCC released the final draft of its proposal to rollback net neutrality protections, a plan that the agency will vote on next month. Removing these protections has been a targeted goal
Hyundai adds on-demand car washes to its Blue Link service

Hyundai adds on-demand car washes to its Blue Link service

In a world where you can have your McDonald's delivered and the UPS driver has access to your Amazon-enabled foyer, keeping the family car clean remains a decidedly low tech affair. You've got the
Yandex wants to ensure its self-driving cars can survive the winter

Yandex wants to ensure its self-driving cars can survive the winter

Many self-driving car tests are conveniently run in warm, sunny climates where the road conditions are rarely less than ideal. But what about that significant chunk of the planet that gets snowfall?

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0.
'Yooka-Laylee' arrives on Nintendo Switch December 14th

'Yooka-Laylee' arrives on Nintendo Switch December 14th

The wait is almost over: The whimsical, N64-styled retro platformer Yooka-Laylee will arrive on Nintendo Switch this December 14th. While versions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released in

Apple's YouTube videos can help with dad's inane iOS questions

If spending a Saturday morning at an Apple store with a family member is your idea of Hell, then playing tech support for your relatives while you're home for the holidays is probably a lengthy
Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID

Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID

Huawei has a history of trying to beat Apple at its own game (it unveiled a "Force Touch" phone days before the iPhone 6s launch), and that's truer than ever now that the iPhone X is in town. At the

Judge grants Waymo trial delay because Uber withheld evidence

Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving unit, sued Uber earlier this year over the alleged theft of self driving tech. The latest bit of drama comes today as a US judge granted a request from Alphabet to delay
Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders

Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders

If you were bummed that this fall's Creators Update for Windows 10 didn't include Microsoft's version of Handoff, we feel you. But if you're a Windows Insider Program member, there's good news:
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 experiment: Running apps in tabs

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 experiment: Running apps in tabs

When it comes to multitasking, few UI upgrades were as helpful as browser tabs. Instead of juggling dozens of windows on your computer, they let you place multiple websites in a single pane. It's the

Airbnb's split payments option is now available to all group travel

One of the most requested features on Airbnb has been the ability to split payments among members of a group traveling together. After all, it's never fun to run after your friends for payment, and
Classified US Army and NSA data was stored on an unprotected server

Classified US Army and NSA data was stored on an unprotected server

Earlier this month, researchers at UpGuard reported that US military intelligence gathering data had been stored on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 server that wasn't password protected and was

YouTube pulled 150,000 videos of children over predatory comments

YouTube is taking extensive action after word broke that pedophiles were targeting videos of children with vile comments. The streaming service reported that it had taken down over 150,000 videos that
Thieves tell cops 'Mr. Tesla' said it was okay to swipe Teslas

Thieves tell cops 'Mr. Tesla' said it was okay to swipe Teslas

Tesla's aren't easy to steal, but thieves in Utah allegedly made off with three $80,000 models by breaking into a dealership and stealing the fobs. After that, however, their master plan fell

AT&T extends the deadline for its Time Warner merger to April

When AT&T announced that it was going to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion back in 2016, the deal was expected to close by the end of 2017. Now, it's clear that won't happen, and as a result,