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Firefox Quantum is finally here, and you really should give it a chance

Image: mozilla Mozilla’s latest browser — Firefox Quantum — is lightning fast, sleek, and ready to handle all six zillion of your tabs after almost two months in beta.  SEE ALSO: Loyal to Google Chrome? Firefox Quantum might change that. Nick Nguyen, Firefox’s vice president of product, told Mashable his biggest fear: Will the Internet full of Google Chrome-enthusiasts give it a chance?   “My biggest fear is that people won’t try it,” he said. “It’s like any release — you do this to make people’s lives better. If people…

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We can’t tell if Boston Dynamics’ new SpotMini dog is cool or creepy or both

Boston Dynamics is the mad robot scientist of our waking dreams. Every few years, they unveil a new robot horror…er…innovation that straddles the fine line between “so realistic its incredible” and the uncanny valley. Its latest robot dog, the SpotMini, which the company casually introduced with this new video, is easily Boston Dynamics most finished looking robot. The company offers no explanation for four-legged, all yellow creation besides an enigmatic “Coming Soon.”  What we can tell you is that this little guy appears to have more personality than all its…

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Here’s why the iPhone X selfie camera is freaking some people out

Image: mashable  So, the iPhone X is in people’s hands now, and with it, the uber-high-resolution and incredible detail of its very good selfie camera.  So good, in fact, that some of the people using it are slightly horrified. SEE ALSO: A hands-on review of the iPhone X The iPhone X comes with Apple’s brand new TrueDepth camera on the front, which shoots selfies using a 7-megapixel camera and employs an infrared camera to capture the nuanced depth features in faces. It’s shockingly better than any other front-facing mobile camera…

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This robotic carpenter is perfect for people who want to start an ‘Etsy’ business

WHAT DO WE DO.Image: SLack Slack went down, and workers were left scrambling. The popular workplace collaboration client suffered “connectivity issues” late Tuesday afternoon (PDT), affecting access to the service worldwide. SEE ALSO: This Slack setting tells you if your boss is spying on your DMs Slack responded to tweets about the outage on Twitter, and on its status page — which had also been working intermittently — it said they were “actively investigating” the problem. That sound you’re hearing is a multitude of professionals crying out and then being…

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Apple fired the engineer who let his daughter film an iPhone X

Brooke Amelia Peterson, who filmed a video of the iPhone X before its release, revealed in a YouTube video that her father had been fired for letting her get the footage. Peterson’s father was a radio frequency engineer at Apple. She filmed the iPhone X in the Apple cafeteria, in the open, but no one said anything. The video went viral and Apple asked her to remove it, but her father still lost his job. In the original video, Peterson swipes through some of the new features of the iPhone…

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Cadillac Super Cruise in action

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 comes with a new "Super Cruise" feature that drives itself on most major highways in the U.S. and Canada.Image: Michael Nunez/mashable I’m sitting in the driver’s seat of a brand new 2018 Cadillac CT6, the most expensive (about $83,000 maxed out) and futuristic car the company makes, and one I frankly don’t deserve to be driving. It’s an absolute gem: It has big cushy seats, a gigantic touchscreen infotainment system, and a crazy rear-view camera mirror that flips between an actual mirror and an HD camera….

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Bill Gates has finally switched from the Windows Phone to an Android

Image: Getty Images At last, Bill Gates has joined us in the present. The Microsoft co-founder announced in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he’s now using an Android phone.  The move was probably inevitable. Windows on mobile has effectively been a dead platform ever since Microsoft gutted its phone division two years ago. While Windows 10 technically works on phones, there’s been pretty much zero support from hardware makers and app developers outside of Microsoft. Gates told Fox that the phone he uses is an “Android phone with…

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Microsoft and Facebook’s big undersea cable is now complete

Marea cable headed towards the oceanImage: microsoft More than 17,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, there now lies the “most technologically advanced subsea cable,” providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google’s alternative, now poorly named, “Faster.” The cable is the handiwork of Facebook, Microsoft, and Spanish telecommunication company Telxius.  Construction on the cable, which stretches 4,000 miles from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bilbao, Spain, began in August 2016. Microsoft announced its completion on Thursday, but it won’t be operational until early 2018.  SEE ALSO:…

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Say goodbye to autoplay videos with sound in new Chrome

Image: Photothek via Getty Images It’s not a secret that nowadays our browsing experience can be extremely frustrating due to those autoplay videos which suddenly pop up on the page and don’t want to go away, even if you try to scroll down.  SEE ALSO: Adorable Tamagotchi copycat is here to save you from Chrome tab clutter The worst part of the experience, perhaps, is the audio. You’re listening to your Spotify list when the sound of an explosion from a random Hollywood disaster movie bursts into your ears, and…

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Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 8 reveal

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple’s next iPhones are almost here. We’re just days away from what will be Apple’s most anticipated reveal in recent memory. On Tuesday morning, CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino and show off three new iPhones.  We’ll also get our first look at the next Apple Watch, Apple TV, and hear the latest updates on iOS and macOS High Sierra. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 8 event: How to watch and what to expect Beyond that, the event…

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This Satellite Imagery of the 2017 Solar Eclipse is Amazing

Reddit user alex_neises shared two fascinating vids of yesterday’s solar eclipse showing satellite imagery of the path of totality passing over the continental US. For those that find the superimposed state lines distracting a second video has been embedded below without them. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/satellite-imagery-of-the-2017-solar-eclipse/

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is coming to a PC near you on Oct. 17

The next version of Windows 10 finally has a delivery date. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be available worldwide on Oct. 17. Microsoft announced the drop date on Friday at the IFA event in Berlin where PC partners have been unveiling a slew of Windows 10 systems. SEE ALSO: Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update is an OS done right The Windows 10 Fall Creator Update is not a massive overhaul of the popular desktop and laptop OS. (Trust us, this is a good thing.) Since the release of…

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Crunch Report | Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash

Coinbase says it will support Bitcoin Cash after all but it isnt committed to trading yet Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Mitch EasonEdited by: Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention…

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Crunch Report | SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch Planned for November

Smallest spacecraft ever launched make it to low-earth orbit Stitch Fix has confidentially filed for an IPO Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Veanne Cao Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it…

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Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology Y Combinator is reportedly raising a $1 billion fund Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito HamzeEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the…

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