Razer’s BlackWidow Lite turns its gaming keyboard professional

Razer’s BlackWidow Lite turns its gaming keyboard professional

Razer’s BlackWidow keyboard is probably the company’s most well-known gaming keyboard, and now it’s getting a more professionally focused version with the BlackWidow Lite. The BlackWidow Lite is a mechanical keyboard, which may raise an eyebrow for those who have co-workers who don’t enjoy the clatter of keys, but the company says that its using its Razer Orange switches for “near-silent, tactile feedback.” The keyboard also comes with additional o-rings for the keys to help…

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Google’s latest Wear OS update will help your smartwatch last longer

Google’s latest Wear OS update will help your smartwatch last longer

Google will update Wear OS with several quality-of-life improvements, including the ability to quickly power down your watch and a new battery saver mode. The update is called “H,” and it will roll out to Wear OS smartwatches over the next few months, as detailed in a Google support blog spotted by Droid Life. With the new update, Wear OS watches will have another way of conserving battery once the charge drops under 10 percent:…

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FCC paves the way for improved GPS accuracy

FCC paves the way for improved GPS accuracy

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) paved the way for improved GPS and location accuracy today, approving an order that will allow US phones to access a European satellite system. The order allows non-federal consumer devices to access the European Union’s version of GPS, which is also known as Galileo. The system is available globally, and it officially went live in 2016. By opening up access, devices that can retrieve a signal from both Galileo and…

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Samsung will only allow free themes to be used for 14 days starting with Android 9 Pie update

Samsung will only allow free themes to be used for 14 days starting with Android 9 Pie update

Samsung is headed towards a controversial change that impacts customers who like customizing their Galaxy smartphones with third-party themes. The company has begun sending a notification to users that warns beginning with Android 9 Pie, which Samsung plans to launch in January, it will only permit free themes to be used for 14 days. After that, the phone will automatically revert back to Samsung’s stock theme. The Verge has confirmed the notification firsthand, after Droid…

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Facebook will create an independent oversight group to review content moderation appeals

Facebook will create an independent oversight group to review content moderation appeals

Facebook will create an independent oversight body to adjudicate appeals on content moderation issues, the company said today. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a call with reporters that the group, which will be formed in the next year, will attempt to balance an effort to expand the right to free speech with the need to keep people safe around the world. “I believe independence is important for a few reasons,” Zuckerberg said in a note…

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Microsoft is discounting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Xbox One for Black Friday

Microsoft is discounting the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Xbox One for Black Friday

Microsoft is offering much of its Surface lineup of PCs at a discount just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What’s perhaps better than an outright deal is that most of these Surface promotions come bundled with a Type Cover, giving whoever receives it as a gift more versatility out of the box than these Windows 10 machines usually offer. You’ll also find deals on laptops made by the likes of HP, Dell,…

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Facebook removed a lot of spam, violence, and fake accounts this year

Facebook removed a lot of spam, violence, and fake accounts this year

Facebook’s latest transparency report shows a big jump in spam and violent content takedowns, some advances in proactively identifying hate speech, and the first numbers for bullying, harassment, and child sexual exploitation takedowns. The report was released as Facebook fends off numerous accusations of incompetent or underhanded behavior. In it, Facebook emphasizes its attempts to remove bad content before users ever see it, while fielding an ever-growing number of requests from governments. This marks the…

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FCC approves SpaceX’s plan to launch more than 7,000 internet-beaming satellites

FCC approves SpaceX’s plan to launch more than 7,000 internet-beaming satellites

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s request to launch a constellation of 7,518 satellites into orbit, a major regulatory hurdle the company needed to clear in its plans to provide internet coverage from space. The approval is in addition to one that SpaceX received from the FCC in March for a constellation of 4,425 satellites. That means the company now has permission to launch its full satellite internet constellation called Starlink, which adds up…

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Fallout 76’s first end-game nuke launches, starts apocalyptic battle

Fallout 76’s first end-game nuke launches, starts apocalyptic battle

One of the biggest draws of Fallout 76 is the introduction of nuke launches, the player-triggered events that create both powerful enemies and great rewards. While the detonation of a nuke seemed inevitable, one day after the official game release, a group of Fallout 76 players has already fought in the most difficult armageddon possible. Nukes, which can be thought of as Fallout 76’s version of raids, are not easy to facilitate. In order to…

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