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The Morning After: One last update for Google Glass Explorer Edition

Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! While this week has included plenty of 2019 recaps (Apple App Store, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify), there’s still some time left on the clock. Well, not as much for Google Glass Explorer Edition, but we’ll get to that. Also, a jury decided in …

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Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass

Sponsored Links AFP via Getty Images Google is rolling out one more update for the Explorer Edition of Glass before cutting off support for its old wearable. The tech giant introduced Project Glass back in 2012, opening it up for preorders for $1,500 each. Despite people raising privacy concerns about its ability to record videos, …

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Apple plans software fix for 16-inch MacBook Pro ‘speaker popping’

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget No, you’re not crazy: you probably are hearing a popping or a cracking sound after audio stops playing on your new 16-inch MacBook Pro. A lot of other users have been reporting similar experiences online, and now Apple itself has admitted the issue, according to MacRumors. The publication reports that it …

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Magic Leap reportedly only sold 6,000 AR headsets in six months

Sponsored Links Engadget After years of hype, it looks like reality is starting to catch up with Magic Leap. According to a report from The Information, the augmented reality startup and Silicon Valley darling only sold approximately 6,000 units of its $2,300 Magic Leap One Creator Edition mixed-reality headset through the first six months that …

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The National Archives preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans

Sponsored Links NIST The 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is later this month. Early next year, you’ll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. The National Archives will upload high-definition 3D images of the projectiles to its online catalog. To create the replicas, the National …

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Qualcomm teams up with ‘Pokémon Go’ developer to make AR glasses

Sponsored Links Niantic Qualcomm didn’t only reveal its new and more powerful chip for extended reality headsets at the Snapdragon Tech Summit, it also announced its partnership with Niantic. The chipmaker and the Pokémon Go creator have teamed up to create reference hardware, software and cloud components for augmented reality glasses. It’s a multi-year collaboration …

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Qualcomm pushes for cheaper Snapdragon PCs with its 7c and 8c chips

Qualcomm began its effort to make Windows on Snapdragon machines with the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That was first designed to power smartphones, and the company later developed chipsets specifically for PCs, like the Snapdragon 850 and the 8cx. These resulted in laptops like the Surface Pro X and the Galaxy Book S, which are both …

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Regulators are the only ones who can save us from distracted drivers

I ride my trusty Vespa scooter all around San Francisco. In the Bay Area, it’s more convenient for getting around than a car, and I can park almost anywhere. Riding on two wheels places you above most drivers and makes you hyperaware of others on the road, and what I see more often than not …

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Nintendo Switch Online is adding ‘Star Fox 2′ and Super Punch Out!!’

Sponsored Links Nintendo Nintendo brought the first batch of SNES games to its Switch Online subscribers back in September, and now it’s ready to add some more, despite intentionally irregular scheduling. Star Fox 2 is one of the additions, which marks the only time it’s ever been playable outside of the Super NES Classic Edition …

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Microsoft may be building a disc-less next-gen Xbox after all

Sponsored Links Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images Just when it seemed Microsoft’s plans for Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox console, were getting simpler, there’s a new wrinkle to the narrative. According to Kotaku‘s Jason Schreier, Microsoft is “working” on a more affordable, disc-less version of the device codenamed “Lockhart.” Unpacking what that means requires a …

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