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10 essential kitchen tools for a vegan kitchen - CNET

CNET News - 12 min 22 sec ago
Work smarter, not harder with these handy kitchen gadgets.

Waymo shares some of its self-driving car data to help researchers

Engadget - 13 min 25 sec ago
Self-driving car data is intensely valuable, and it's frequently considered one of Waymo's advantages -- it has more experience than virtually anyone. Now, however, the company is sharing some of that knowledge with the rest of the world. It's laun...

Amazon Music heads to Garmin smartwatches - CNET

CNET News - 13 min 31 sec ago
Amazon's music services are finally getting portable.

Dell's 'powerful' laptop gets 6-core Intel Comet Lake chip ahead of IFA 2019 - CNET

CNET News - 15 min 9 sec ago
The PC maker's Inspiron line, including the new ultralightweight Inspiron 14 7000, will also get Intel's latest mobile processors.

LinkedIn thwarted over 20 million fake accounts in the first half of 2019 - CNET

CNET News - 19 min 34 sec ago
Most of those accounts never made it live in the site.

The Switch needs more Saturn games like ‘Panzer Dragoon’

Engadget - 27 min 25 sec ago
If you love the Sega Genesis (or the Mega Drive, depending on where you live), there are countless ways to get your 16-bit fix. You can boot up a modern compilation, play them for free on your smartphone, or, soon, buy an adorable microconsole that p...

Tencent's own battle royale game has hackable zombies

Engadget - 33 min 25 sec ago
At first glance, Synced: Off-Planet looks like a battle-royale blend of Left 4 Dead, The Division and World War Z. When Tencent Next Studios debuted the game at NVIDIA's Gamescom 2019 press conference, social media lit up with comparisons to these ex...

Researchers discover climate-friendly way of extracting hydrogen from oil

Engadget - 49 min 25 sec ago
Scientists have discovered a way to extract hydrogen from oil without releasing greenhouse gases -- a move they've hailed as a "silver bullet" for the climate. Hydrogen is already used by some car manufacturers to power vehicles and is also burned to...

How to watch surfing at the 2020 Summer Olympics - CNET

CNET News - 57 min 23 sec ago
Find out how athletes qualify and how they’ll be judged, plus when to watch and what to expect for this new Olympic sport.

2020 Honda Civic Si gets a big tech upgrade for only $700 more - Roadshow

CNET News - 1 hour 12 min ago
At just $25,000, the 2020 Civic Si looks to be a pretty sweet performance bargain.

Intel adds 6-core CPU for ultraportables with more oomph - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 12 min ago
The Core i7-10710U is the one bright spot in an otherwise uninspiring line of Comet Lake 10th-gen mobile processors.

SimpliSafe brings its DIY security system to your door with a new smart lock - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 12 min ago
The DIY security system company just announced the SimpliSafe Smart Lock, which costs just $99.

10 accurate blood pressure monitors you can order on online - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 12 min ago
For taking your blood pressure at home, try one of these devices that meet the American Heart Association's standards.

Dell's XPS 13 now comes with the latest Intel 10th-gen processors

Engadget - 1 hour 12 min ago
Intel has unveiled its 10th-gen Core processors for ultraportable laptops, so naturally, there are some new laptop announcements, too. Probably the best known ultraportable is Dell's XPS 13, and that model can now be purchased with Intel's 10th-gener...

Intel's 10th-gen CPUs for powerful ultraportables will reach six cores

Engadget - 1 hour 12 min ago
The big selling point with Intel's first 10th-gen Core processors is the company's new 10nm architecture, the result of a long journey towards shrinking down its production process. It's a much more efficient design, which will lead to both power sav...

Fitbit will play a key role in Singapore's public health program

Engadget - 1 hour 12 min ago
Never mind getting a fitness tracker through your insurance company -- in Singapore, the government will encourage you to get one. Fitbit has unveiled a partnership with Singapore's Health Promotion Board on an initiative, Live Healthy SG, that will...

MSI's new 'content creator' laptops are powered by Intel's 10th-gen chips

Engadget - 1 hour 12 min ago
The PC-making business has slowly been shifting its attention from gamers to content creators. For example, Acer launched the ConceptD line of computers in April, specifically targeted at those who want a powerful PC without the bulk ( or ostentatiou...

This $40 medieval arena-combat game can be yours for free - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 14 min ago
It's the top-rated sword-fighting extravaganza For Honor, and there are no strings attached.

YouTube may soon ban targeted ads on kids' content

Engadget - 1 hour 31 min ago
YouTube is allegedly planning on getting rid of targeted ads on videos aimed at children. It's not clear whether the decision comes as a result of the FTC's recent multimillion dollar fine -- imposed after YouTube was found to be violating federal da...

Hear THX’s new Deep Note right here

TechCrunch - 1 hour 39 min ago

The THX Deep Note is changing and it can be heard here first. The iconic audio track has long proceeded movies certified by THX and features the now familiar crescendo that showcases the movie’s audio capability. This time around THX built the intro to feature 4k video as much as audio as it will be available to theaters that are THX Certified Cinema partners.

To make the trailer immersive online, THX utilized its THX Spatial Audio post-production mixing tools that enables online users to experience the multidimensional sound using headphones. It’s special. Don some headphones and turn up your volume before pressing play. THX says in a press release it “applied advanced objects and ambisonics-based engineering, essentially spherical harmonics, for full-sphere audio.” I’m not sure what that means, but the trailer sounds great.

The original THX Deep Note debuted at the premiere of Return of the Jedi in Los Angeles.

“Our aim with this piece is to extend the legacy that inspired us as young people in the movie theater,” said Ben Rosenblatt in a released statement, the trailer’s executive producer and co-founder of American Meme. “As a kid, I was blown away by the THX Deep Note trailer and would go back to the movie theater again and again just to see it, which inspired me to pursue the career I have in Hollywood today. We hope we’ve taken this a step beyond the originals to open up young minds and inspire an entirely new generation.”