Tech News 

Hyperloop pod breaks own high-speed record

Hyperloop pod breaks own high-speed record Tests of the futuristic hyperloop transport system have managed to propel one of its pods at 355km/h (220mph). The tests establish a new record for the technology only days after a separate prototype hit 324km/h. Hyperloop puts pods in an airless tunnel and seeks to accelerate them to very high speeds to cut travel times for freight and passengers. Backers of the hyperloop idea claim that eventually the pods will travel at speeds of about 1,000 km/h. Speed racer The idea for the version…

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Gaming 

Best gaming keyboards 2017: The greatest keyboards for gamers

Best gaming keyboards 2017: The greatest keyboards for gamers There’s nothing like that new keyboard smell. Yet almost as satisfying is the touch and feel of a mechanical keyswitch that suits your tastes. Whether you prefer clicky and tactile, linear and silent or something in between, no best gaming keyboards guide is complete without variety.  All of these gaming keyboards are compatible with the best laptops As such, we’ve decided to test every keyboard possible – from those toting custom hardware to keyboards like the HyperX Alloy Elite, which sticks…

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Microsoft 

Dropbox Paper gets document previews and some other small updates

Dropbox Paper gets document previews and some other small updates Dropbox continues to tune its products as it tries to tap a bigger audience within larger companies with some updates today to its collaboration tool Paper, including the ability to preview documents before loading them. As a blank slate, Paper is increasingly popular with designers you might talk to in Silicon Valley. It basically turns the process of designing and building a product spec into a living, breathing flow of information online. As such, Dropbox seems to have started to…

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Crunch Report | Apple Might Be Getting Rid of the Home Button

Crunch Report | Apple Might Be Getting Rid of the Home Button Today’s Stories  Apple to remove home button in upcoming high-end iPhone, report says Uber finally confirms that Khosrowshahi will be its new CEO, and Kalanick ‘couldn’t be happier’ Pishevar calls Benchmark-Kalanick lawsuit ‘grandest business and moral battles of our generation’ Amazon and Microsoft agree their voice assistants will talk (to each other) Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by: Veanne Cao Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s…

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Gadgets 

You can now pre-order a brand new, working Street Fighter II SNES cartridge

You can now pre-order a brand new, working Street Fighter II SNES cartridge If you still have a functional SNES console, or one of the myriad third-party devices that plays actual SNES cartridges, you probably want to rush out and pre-order this limited edition Street Fighter II SNES cartridge celebrating the game’s 30th anniversary. The newly manufactured cartridges will number only 5,500 in total, including 4,500 in ‘Opaque Ryu Red,’ and 1,000 in ‘Translucent, Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green.’ The cartridges feature the actual original game code, and are playable on NTSC…

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Gadgets 

Bang & Olufsen and Sony launch AirPod rivals

Bang & Olufsen and Sony launch AirPod rivals Everyone wants to get in on the wireless earbud rage and two firms just announced their entry into the market. Today at IFA 2017, B&O and Sony announced their first wireless earbuds that each compete in the space Apple made popular with the AirPods. Sound quality aside, these new earbuds have one thing over the AirPods: They don’t look like AirPods. The B&O Beoplay E8 sports a four-hour battery life and is constructed out of aluminum, stainless steel, and textured rubber. The case…

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Tech News 

Instagram hack: Celebrity contact details revealed

Instagram hack: Celebrity contact details revealed Instagram has revealed a flaw in its systems revealed “a number of” stars’ phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers. The Facebook-owned social network has emailed verified members, usually prominent figures, to let them know. It said it believed “one or more” attackers had targeted high-profile stars to get their contact information. Instagram said passwords had not been stolen but warned users to watch for suspicious activity on their accounts. However, it did not say which accounts had been affected. The security breach was…

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Tech News 

Giant spambot scooped up 711 million email addresses

Giant spambot scooped up 711 million email addresses A malware researcher has discovered a spamming operation that has been drawing on a list of 711.5 million email addresses. The scale of the scheme appears to make it the biggest find of its kind. The addresses – and in some cases associated passwords – have apparently been gathered to help spread banking malware. Members of the public can check if their accounts have been affected via the Have I Been Pwned service. Its operator, Troy Hunt, acknowledged that some of the…

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Gaming 

Bethesda starts charging for mods as Creation Club launches for Fallout 4

Bethesda starts charging for mods as Creation Club launches for Fallout 4 Bethesda’s Creation Club, a system of curated and paid-for mods announced earlier this summer, has now gone live for Fallout 4 on the PC, as well as the Xbox One and PS4. The Creation Club – which will also be arriving for Skyrim Special Edition next month – caused quite some controversy when it was first revealed, as gamers rebelled against the idea of having to pay for mod content which has previously always been free to download….

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Microsoft 

Skype’s new ‘Interviews’ feature lets you test candidates using a real-time code editor

Skype’s new ‘Interviews’ feature lets you test candidates using a real-time code editor Skype recently introduced a feature designed to cement its place among business users who aren’t as interested in things like emoji reactionsor “Stories.” It now supports conducting technical interviews via its service through a new Skype Interviews feature. From a dedicated website, interviewers can test candidates in seven programing languages over Skype using a real-time code editor. The feature was introduced a few days ago as a technical preview, and currently only works in the browser version of Skype,…

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