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Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps

Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps ImageConservatives “feel like the big social platforms, Facebook and Twitter, are not sympathetic to their views,” said Thomas Peters, the chief executive of uCampaign, which develops apps for Republican candidates and right-leaning causes.CreditCreditAndré Chung for The New York Times By Natasha Singer and Nicholas Confessore Oct. 20, […]

Gaming

LEGO DC Super-Villains is more of the same, and that’s just fine

Enlarge / Never fear, the… Justice Syndicate is here? Traveller’s Tales Game Details Developer: Traveller’s Tales Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Platform: Xbox One (reviewed), PS4, Switch, Windows Release Date: October 16, 2018 ESRB Rating: E10+ for Everyone 10 and over Price: $ 60 Links: Amazon | Steam | Official website Traveller’s Tales has been […]

Photography

Which landmarks are searched for most by creatives? This list has some surprises

[embedded content] From the Eiffel Tower to the Statue of Liberty, some landmarks are instantly recognizable even for the infrequent traveler — but what landmarks are most often featured in creative works? That’s the question stock video and photography agency Storyblocks asked in a recent study. In sharing the results on October 22, the company […]

Computer

The 5G Laptop Won't Need Storage

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is prologue. The latest LTE-enabled laptop, which promises 20-plus hours of battery life running full Windows applications on its Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor, combines an “it’s always ready” smartphone feeling with the “it can do anything” ability of real Windows. That is if the wireless carriers let this innovation happen. Next […]

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The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers

The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers ImageChristopher Savoie, founder and chief executive of the start-up Zapata, said he had offered jobs to three foreign scientists who specialize in quantum computing. He’s still waiting for their visas to be approved.CreditCreditTony Luong for The New York Times By Cade Metz Oct. 21, 2018 Christopher Savoie, […]

Gaming

MMO studio Trion Worlds under new ownership

Trion Worlds has been sold. The California-based game-design studio specializes in massively multiplayer online games. According to a post Trion director of community relations Linda “Brasse” Carlson made on a Discord message board, many employees (including herself) are leaving the company today. Carlson’s Discord message notes that Gamigo is the buyer, but Trion has not specified who […]

Mobile

Razer Phone 2

Razer makes fantastic gaming PCs and accessories, but it isn’t quite there yet with gaming phones. The $ 799 Razer Phone 2 makes many of the same mistakes we saw in the original model, putting power ahead of basic smartphone functionality. There are improvements, for sure, including higher-end specs, better cooling, a customizable RGB logo […]

Photography

8 oddball accessories to bring your iPhone or Android photos to the next level

Miggo As the cameras inside smartphones have gotten more and more capable, companies have started devoting more effort to developing accessories designed specifically for the photography capabilities of smartphones. There’s no shortage of options, and in your search for the best, you might also come across some of the more unusual options. To save you […]

Computer

Lenovo IdeaPad 530S

Lenovo’s IdeaPad 530S is a modest-but-dependable 15-inch laptop that has a few perks for a mainstream machine. The $ 699 model in hand here features an Intel Core i5-8250U CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). None of that hardware is bowl-you-over impressive, but it will get the job […]