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Meters’ OV-1-B Connect headphones have VU dials and a $349 price tag

Daniel Cooper The best laid schemes of mice, men and niche British audio brands can go awry when the world is gripped by a global pandemic. Meters Music announced its new flagship headphones back in January, with shipping due a few months later. It’s now December, and this is the first time we’ve seen the …

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Alibaba is facing an anti-monopoly probe by Chinese regulators

VCG via Getty Images China’s market regulator has opened an investigation into Alibaba’s “suspected monopolistic conduct.” The State Administration for Market Regulation has posted a short statement on its website announcing the anti—monopoly probe. The regulator seems to have taken issue with Alibaba’s “choosing one from two” policy, in particular. According to TechCrunch, that policy …

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Samsung’s next Chromebook may trade a 4K screen for better battery life

Evan Blass Following a leaked render earlier in the week, more information on Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 has found its way online, including details on pricing. A marketing slide shared by Microsoft tipster WalkingCat suggests the device will feature a 13.3-inch QLED screen with DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage, a 10th-gen Core i3 processor and …

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Zoom may offer email to bolster its growing empire

Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Zoom was clearly one of the biggest tech winners of 2020 thanks to its easy video calls, and it now appears eager to translate that success elsewhere. The Information’s sources claim Zoom is developing an email service and considering a matching calendar app. You might see a “very early” …

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KFC made a bucket-shaped gaming PC that warms chicken

KFC Gaming “KFC and Cooler Master have unveiled a bucket-shaped gaming PC that also warms chicken,” is a sentence I never expected to write in my tech journalism career. I should have seen it coming, however, after KFC launched a Twitter marketing stunt for a “KFConsole” gaming PC earlier this year, along with the fact …

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Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple and Tim Cook snubbed him

Maja Hitij via Getty Images Elon Musk apparently once tried to sell Tesla to Apple. Replying to a tweet about yesterday’s Reuters report on the Apple’s electric car ambitions, Musk said, “During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 looks like its predecessor in leaked image

Samsung is apparently working on a follow-up to the Galaxy Chromebook it released earlier this year. And based on a photo leaked by Evan Blass (a.k.a. evleaks), it pretty much looks like its predecessor with some minor differences: Samsung has rearranged its ports a bit and made sure it’s the same color all around. If …

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Nvidia and Intel used compromised SolarWinds software

Sergio Flores / reuters Fallout from the SolarWinds hack continues to expand. A handful of major tech companies, including Nvidia and Intel, have joined the growing list of organizations affected by the unprecedented hack US officials have blamed on Russia.  The Wall Street Journal now reports it has new evidence that at least two dozen …

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Apple will reportedly start building an EV with a ‘breakthrough’ battery in 2024

Carlos Barria / Reuters We’ve been hearing bits of information about Apple’s secretive Project Titan self-driving car division for years now, but a new report from Reuters finally provides some more concrete details on the tech giant’s automotive plans. According to the report, Apple could start production on its own electric vehicle as early as …

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Adobe releases Premiere Pro beta for M1 Macs

Igor Bonifacic / Engadget Following beta versions of Photoshop and Lightroom for M1 Macs, you can now try out an in-development release of Premiere Pro that optimizes the software for Apple’s new chip architecture. As with the Photoshop M1 beta, you won’t find every feature that’s available in Premiere Pro’s public release just yet, but …

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