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2021 Ford Bronco: How we’d spec it

The 2021 Ford Bronco can be built up in myriad ways, from a hardcore base model to a loaded-up and lux'd out off-roader. Ford After months of anticipation and not-so-patient waiting from fans, the online configurator for the 2021 Ford Bronco finally went live at the end of last week. Annoyingly, the configurator was immediately…

Best facial recognition security cameras for 2020

Select home security cameras have facial recognition, an advanced option that lets you make a database of friends and family members who regularly come to your house. Then, when the camera sees a face, it determines whether or not it's someone in your list of known faces.  The software can be hit or miss, based on a variety…

PS5 launch games: All the PlayStation 5 titles you can buy...

Sony's PlayStation 5 (left) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET The PlayStation 5 launch is just two weeks away, close enough for us to already have a retail unit ourselves. From our time with the console, we know it's a whole five inches bigger than the launch PlayStation 4, and have first-hand…

New warnings from Apple indicate iPhone 12’s MagSafe feature may not...

Caveat emptor: Apple recently added a new document to its support pages regarding the use of the iPhone 12's MagSafe charger. It's pretty mundane and common sense, but Apple has added a few warnings at the end of the document that could be troubling for some users who want to use the feature. Apple warns…

UK regulator will ban mobile carriers from selling locked smartphones next...

In context: Buying a new smartphone can be a frustrating process. Snagging a high-end device upfront is expensive and out-of-reach for the average consumer, and the payment plans many phone companies offer aren't ideal, either. The phones they sell are typically locked, meaning you can't easily use them on other networks. While US residents will…

These famous tech personalities are all college dropouts, except…

Correct Answer: Elon Musk A little background… Steve Jobs, Apple founder, dropped out of Reed College at 19. Michael Dell, founder of Dell, dropped out of the University of Texas at Austin at 19. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, dropped out of Harvard at 20. Elon Musk, the famous South African-born tech entrepreneur, moved to Canada…

How Wisconsin’s slowed-down mail could decide the election

If elections are a technology, then the machine consists of an enormous sprawl of moving parts that goes well beyond what most people realize. The system usually has lots of problems, but things have become so unpredictable during the covid-19 pandemic that the failure or success of any one piece of that greater machine could…

Anker’s custom wireless charger for the unannounced second-gen Amazon Echo Buds...

Just yesterday, we found FCC filings for a new Anker PowerWave wireless charging pad that mentioned an unannounced second generation of Echo Buds with wireless charging right in the name. That charger has since leaked in full in a Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) listing spotted by GizmoChina. The now-pulled WPC listing included the render of…

Microsoft Internet Explorer users may be surprised when they get redirected...

Microsoft has been slowly weaning users off its legacy Internet Explorer browser for a very long time, recently going so far as to use a forced Windows update to install its new Chromium Edge browser on your Windows PC. But next month, Microsoft’s planning to force your computer to automatically launch some 1,156 websites in…

Wildfires tear through Colorado’s beetle-bitten forests

Record-setting wildfires in Colorado are wreaking havoc on forests that have already been devastated by outbreaks of another kind: infestations of beetles that burrow beneath tree bark and eventually kill their hosts. State officials last week mentioned that the East Troublesome Fire was burning through an abundance of “beetle-killed” pine trees, boosted by dangerous weather…

Microsoft Teams usage jumps 50 percent to 115 million daily active...

Microsoft saw some big growth in Microsoft Teams at the beginning of the pandemic, and it has kept accelerating over the past six months. During an earnings call with investors today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reveled Microsoft Teams now has 115 million daily active users. That’s a more than 50 percent rise from the 75…

Temperature sensors will help keep COVID-19 vaccines potent

When scientists and pharmaceutical companies clear the hurdle of developing a safe, effective, COVID-19 vaccine, they won’t be able to rest on their laurels. Instead, they’ll face another enormous challenge — making millions of doses and keeping those doses extremely cold. They’ll get an assist, though, from temperature-monitoring tech that’s advanced dramatically in the past…