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Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson is writing a book about Elon Musk, says Elon Musk

Like most of the super-rich, Elon Musk has one eye on his legacy, keen to shape how his huge fortune is perceived now and in the future. This perhaps explains why he recently shared the fact that Walter Isaacson, biographer of Steve Jobs, is writing a book about him. “If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX […]

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Asus releases Windows 11-ready BIOS updates with automatic TPM support

Asus is making a range of its motherboards ready for Windows 11. The motherboard manufacturer has released BIOS updates for a variety of chipsets, including ones that support Intel Kaby Lake processors from 2017. Both Intel and AMD chipsets are supported, and these new BIOS updates will even automatically enable TPM (Trusted Platform Module) on […]

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Facebook’s ban of third-party researchers ‘deeply concerning’

Facebook is being criticized by politicians and researchers for banning the accounts of academics who analyzed political ads and misinformation on the social network. In press statements, Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) said the company’s actions were “deeply concerning,” while Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said she was “deeply troubled” by the news. Creator of the […]

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Lyft introduces annual Lyft Pink subscription with better bike-share perks

Lyft is introducing a new annual tier for its Lyft Pink membership program that’s cheaper than paying for the service on a monthly basis and comes with better bike-share perks, the company announced Thursday. The new annual plan will cost $199 per year, a $40 discount over paying monthly. Lyft Pink’s primary benefit is a […]

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Google’s new Nest cameras and doorbell have lower prices and more smarts

Google has announced a new line of home security cameras and a video doorbell under its Nest brand. The new models, which include an indoor-only camera, an indoor / outdoor camera, a floodlight, and the video doorbell, replace the older Nest IQ cameras and Nest Hello doorbell. The main themes with the new devices are […]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors with integrated graphics are now available to buy

In April, AMD announced versions of its Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs with integrated graphics cards, but it only made them available for prebuilt OEM systems, promising that it would sell the chips to consumers later this year. Well, “later this year” is today, with AMD now offering its Ryzen 5000 G-Series APUs to anyone to […]

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Apple will scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery

Apple has announced more about what the Financial Times reported and revealed new tools coming to iMessage that warn children about sexually explicit photos. The new features will be coming later this year as updates to iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey. You can read more about them on Apple’s website. Our […]