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Brave Browser App Looks to Block Intrusive Ads, Replaces With Clean Ads to Help Content Creators

A new Internet browsing application is about to the hit the streets, called Brave, aimed at combating intrusive ads that slow down your mobile browsing experience. If you have ever been the victim of slow load speeds on websites, it’s most likely that ads are the culprit. With Brave, ads …

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Android

Official Kickstarter App Finally, Finally Launches for Android

On the verge of being almost too late, Kickstarter has launched an official Android application onto Google Play. I sayalmost too late because, you know, Kickstarter is sorta lame these days, am I right? Back in the day, a few interesting ideas would pop up here and there, but now …

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Android

Facebook Announces Sports Stadium, a Dedicated Sports Experience Not Yet Available for Android

This morning, Facebook announced that it is launching Sports Stadium, an experience catered entirely to fans of sports all across the globe. Available starting today for iOS users in the US who want to watch real-time updates of the American football games taking place over the weekend, Facebook states that they will …

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Android

This is the New Google Weather, and It’s Awesome

A new weather experience is coming to your Android phone today, and I think you are really going to enjoy it. The new experience is arriving through a Google app update that hit our phones, though that could be initially through the beta channel before it arrives everywhere. Either way, …

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News Updates

Amazon reveals how Prime Air drone delivery will work, still doesn’t know how much it will cost

Amazon already offers delivery in some markets in as little as one hour with Amazon Prime Now, but that still relies upon humans driving cars. How quaint. Amazon’s next big idea is the deploy an army of drones to deliver packages over a wide area in as little as 30 …

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Gaming

Microsoft, Mojang unveil Minecraft: Education Edition

Microsoft announced it will be releasing an educational version of Minecraft, the popular online sandbox building game the company acquired in 2014. Minecraft: Education Edition will be released as a free trial this summer to existing Minecraft users, according to Mojang, the Microsoft subsidiary acquired for $2.5 billion in September …

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Computer Info

Graphene ‘optical capacitors’ can make chips that mesh biophysics and semiconductors

Neuromorphic chips are the new hotness in semiconductor research. These chips consist of networks of transistors that interact the way neurons do, allowing them to process analog input, like visual information, faster and more accurately than silicon chips can. We’ve been inching our way closer to neuromorphic circuit architecture for …

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Computer Info

TSMC will begin 10nm production this year, claims 5nm by 2020

For more than a decade, if you wanted cutting-edge foundry technology, TSMC was the only game in town. Over the past 12 months, the foundry’s position has been weakened, thanks to Samsung’s strong showing at 14nm. The Taiwanese foundry is committed to regaining its old crown, and it claims it …

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Tech Info

Our solar system may contain a ninth planet, far beyond Pluto

New research from Caltech suggests that there may be a ninth planet circling our sun (or tenth, if you’re still in denial about Pluto). In and of itself, this may not seem surprising — claims of a 9th / 10th planet literally date back more than a century. What sets …

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Tech Info

Volvo says it will make ‘death-proof’ cars by 2020

Swedish automaker Volvo has long kept track of how many people are seriously injured or killed while driving its vehicles. It uses this data to see how much safer it can make its vehicles in the event of a crash. Now, the company has made a bold promise — by …

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