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Intel’s Iris Xe Max GPU brings graphics chops to thin-and-light laptops

The key to the Iris Xe Max is Intel's 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPU, plus some power-sharing and an Intel technology known as Deep Link. Intel Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Intel claimed Saturday that its new Iris Xe Max graphics can outperform Nvidia’s…

JBL Link Bar update brings Prime Video to the Android TV soundbar

The first and currently only soundbar powered by Google’s Android TV is the JBL Link Bar, and this week, it’s getting a notable update that brings official Prime Video support. Prime Video was famously not supported on Android TV for years, but that changed in mid-2019 when the app started rolling out to select hardware.…

Google Meet brings noise cancellation to Android and iOS, adds attendance reports for schools

After rolling out to desktops in June, Google Meet can now filter out disruptive sounds, thanks to noise cancellation on Android and iOS. The video conferencing service is also adding attendance reports for schools and educators.  Joining background blur, Google Meet can filter out background noise to make calling possible from any environment. This includes…

YouTube brings a new video interface to Android TV, Fire TV [Gallery]

YouTube has essentially the same app across TV platforms, and over the past week it’s been rolling out a revamped video interface to some platforms. Here’s a quick look at the new YouTube UI rolling out on Android TV, Fire TV, and probably other platforms. Over the past two weeks or so, a server-side change…
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Trinamix’s molecular sensing lets smartphones assess the best cosmetics for your skin

Trinamix has created molecular sensing technology that lets you use your smartphone to test which cosmetics would be best for your skin. But that’s just one of the potential applications. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-based company is talking about the technology at the Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020 event. While it’s not the first to come up…
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Podcast: Facial recognition is quietly being used to control access to housing and social services

Facial recognition technology is being deployed in housing projects, homeless shelters, schools, even across entire cities—usually without much fanfare or discussion. To some, this represents a critical technology for helping vulnerable communities gain access to social services. For others, it’s a flagrant invasion of privacy and violation of human dignity. In this episode, we speak…

Teardown Preview

Price: £18.49Developer: Tuxedo LabsPublisher: Tuxedo LabsRelease: Out Now (Early Access Alpha)Teardown is a prime example of how technology is nothing without design. This knockabout heist-simulator is powered by a fantastic Voxel engine that makes the game’s environments entirely destructible. Walls, windows, rooftops, even vehicles can shatter into innumerable pieces when the right amount of force…

How AI-powered video compression could make an honest man out of Elon Musk

“LIDAR is a fool’s errand. Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed. Doomed! Expensive sensors that are unnecessary. It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices. Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them, it’s ridiculous, you’ll see.” Elon Musk, April 2019. Tesla’s approach to driverless vehicle technology has…

China to bridge tech gap for seniors, Meituan posts strong Q3 results: Retailheads

A man takes a morning walk in Shanghai on March 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) China launched a new initiative last week to help seniors bridge the digital technology divide. Meituan posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30. An e-commerce subsidiary of Chinese omni-channel retailer Suning completed its RMB 6 billion ($912…