1,400 Google Employees Sign Letter Protesting Censored China Search Engine: NYT

The protest letter has been signed by 1,400 Google employees and is circulating on the company's internal communications system, the report said.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 00:56

August Smart Lock Pro

The smart home is getting smarter, but not everyone wants to completely do away with their old systems. For example, while there are plenty of smart locks out there designed to completely replace your old lock in favor of a keypad or new keyhole, some people want to keep the ability to use their older keys. 

That, however, is where August comes in with the August Smart Lock Pro, which fits onto your existing deadbolt and allows you to keep using your old key when you (or your landlord) wants to, while still adding the benefits of a smarter lock.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 19:35

Huawei nova 3 goes on open sale on August 23, nova 3i Iris Purple on August 21

Huawei's nova 3 and nova 3i smartphones became available in India on August 7. So far, the nova 3 hasn't been offered on open sale, but that's going to change on August 23. The phone will still be priced at INR 34,999, and you'll still need to head to Amazon to grab one.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 22:30

Two more paintjobs for the Huawei P20 Pro to be shown at IFA

We haven't bothered trying to hide our fondness for the P20 Pro's color schemes, and it appears Huawei's design department will be making it even tougher to pick just the right option. Apparently, two weeks from now at IFA, the company will be announcing two more paintjobs for its flagship.

Huawei P20 Pro in the existing Twilight and Midnight Blue color schemes

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 06:40

The Weird Way the Electric Car Industry (Particularly Tesla) Is Trying to Commit Suicide

I’m a big fan of electric cars because I truly believe we need to massively reduce green house gases both to reduce global warming (the West Coast is mostly on fire at the moment) and the health risks associated with carbon emissions. But in watching the electric car efforts like Tesla come to market, I’m [...]

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 20:45

BlackBerry KEY2 receiving the August security patch in North America

A firmware update for the BlackBerry KEY2 is live in North America with users in the US and Canada getting the ABE181 build over the air. The update brings the security patch level up to August 5.

The download is a little short of 400MB, and with security patches normally in double-digit megabytes, there's probably more to this update. Details remain scarce, though.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 03:30

Galaxy Note 9 proves $1,000 is too steep a price to pay

The Galaxy Note 9 has been presented in New York and we fully know its specs, features and price, though many things remain to be tested in-depth. Has the latest from Samsung already convinced you? Or is it just too expensive? Let's take a look at the poll results and find out.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 18:00

Tesla Shares Slump Over Elon Musk Interview Admitting Work Stress

Investors also were worried about reports that regulators were pressuring Tesla's directors for details about how much information he shared with them.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 01:52

Facebook Said to Have Been Asked to Help Wiretap Messenger by US Government

Facebook is arguing in court that Messenger voice calls are encrypted end-to-end, meaning that only the two parties have access to the conversation.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 01:18

Samsung Galaxy Note9 gets its first OTA update

Samsung has already pushed an update to the Samsung Galaxy Note9. Of course, the majority of folks who have one in possession is the media (present company included). We've not yet seen the update arrive on our international Galaxy Note9, so it looks like the first ones to get it might be North American Snapdragon variants. Either that, or we simply haven't received the notification yet.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 00:00

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