IBM unveils 'Hypertaste,' an electric tongue that can 'taste test' and analyze liquids on the fly

IBM is one of the biggest tech companies in the world, and its vast resources have allowed it to come up with some pretty outlandish inventions.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:12pm

Ubisoft unveils full library of games included in Uplay+ subscription service

Back in June, during E3, we learned that Ubisoft was getting ready to debut its all-you-can-play subscription service called “Uplay+.” It claimed subscribers would have access to over 100 games at launch, but was shy with a list of what those game

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:04pm

The E.U. is expected to launch an antitrust probe into Amazon's business practices

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you may be familiar with the image of Margrethe Vestager and her five-year-long battle against U.S. tech giants and their 'abusive practices' in Europe.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 4:22pm

Tesla workers were reportedly told by supervisors to use electrical tape during Model 3 production

Tesla employees who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity told the outlet that, in order to meet the company's ambitious production goals, they were forced to resort to "fast fixes" to plastic part housing using materials a

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:58pm

There's another macOS update to fix Zoom security exploits

Apple is still working to plug the holes created by a security exploit recently discovered in video conferencing app Zoom. According to The Verge, Apple quietly pushed out a security update for macOS that removes vulnerable software installed automat...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 8:41pm

Apple and Google show off their more inclusive emoji for 2019

The Unicode Consortium teased the next round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it's clear just what they'll look like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by showing their adaptations of the doz...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:28pm

Microsoft starts testing Internet Explorer mode for Edge

Microsoft's ever-expanding tests for its Chromium-based Edge browser have reached the corporate crowd. The software firm has started enabling enterprise features in Edge's Dev builds, most notably the vaunted Internet Explorer mode. If a company ab...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:38pm

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Best of the rest

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:20pm

Tiny vibration-powered robots could repair your body from the inside

There are many challenges to developing robots that could operate within your body, not the least of which is finding a power source -- you can't exactly strap a big battery on them. That might not be an issue thanks to Georgia Tech researchers. Th...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:42pm

Google Maps now displays bike-sharing locations in 24 cities

Bike-sharing is a convenient way to get around a city, but with so many schemes operating concurrently it's sometimes tough to know where the nearest station with available bikes is. Now, Google can tell you.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:09pm

CES 2020 will allow sex tech on a trial basis

At least one sex tech product caused a stir at CES last year. As you might remember, the company Lora DiCarlo had a Robotics Innovation Award for its Ose "blended-orgasm machine" revoked and then reinstated. This year, likely hoping to avoid another...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 4:51pm

McDonald's ends UberEats delivery exclusive by adding DoorDash

If you suddenly have an urge for McDonald's at home, you won't need to go through UberEats to get it. The fast food chain has expanded its delivery options to include DoorDash. The rollout will start in Houston, where the courier option will be ava...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 4:11pm

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Day two, the afternoon edition

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

Facebook was granted a patent to silo group posts

Moderators of Facebook Groups could soon get more leeway in controlling who sees the comments made on their forums. The US Patent Office today granted Facebook a patent for content moderation that would let moderators limit viewership of posts by "pr...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:19pm

Senators grill FTC over reported $5 billion Facebook settlement

Facebook's reported $5 billion settlement with the FTC isn't even official yet, but that isn't stopping politicians from bristling at it. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and Ed Markey (pictured) have sent a letter to the FTC requesting answ...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:45pm
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