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Harley-Davidson might have two all-new bikes coming, leaked documents suggest - Roadshow

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These bikes would likely share powerplants with the Pan America and Bronx.

YouTube may counter TikTok with a feed of video 'Shorts'

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YouTube may be worried that TikTok is luring away its viewers. Sources talking to The Information claim YouTube is readying a Shorts feature in its mobile app that will include a remarkably familiar-sounding feed with short videos from fellow users....

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Many users reported missing images on the platforms.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid looks striking in gray - Roadshow

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Here's our first look at the fuel-sipping, and rather sporty, Elantra Hybrid.

Save $50 on a pair of Edifier P17 bookshelf speakers - CNET

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Edifier has audio gear including speakers, headphones and earbuds on sale for up to 60% off.

Get an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for $570 - CNET

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Save $130 on last year's flagship phone just in time for it to inherit the Galaxy S20's hot new camera features.

Apple Card holders can again defer monthly payment because of coronavirus - CNET

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The iPhone giant also let people skip their March payment without incurring interest charges, an effort to ease hardships during the pandemic.

This adorable tiny record maker lets you cut your own 5-inch vinyl singles

TechCrunch - 2 hours 39 min ago

Vinyl has been coming back for the last few years, but unlike MP3s, CDs, or even cassette tapes (also coming back), records aren’t easy to record on your own. This tiny toy record maker makes it easy, though you probably shouldn’t expect that famous vinyl sound quality.

The Easy Record Maker was created by designer Yuri Suzuki, who has been itching to do something like this for years.

“This idea has been my dream machine since I was teenager,” Suzuki told Dezeen. Digital media are easy to copy, but making your own vinyl has proven difficult. ” Of course professional-use record cutting machines exist, but they are very expensive. As it’s a complicated process with records, there is no way to create them at home.”

That’s not quite true — last year the Phonocut record maker hit Kickstarter and more than doubled its goal, but the large (think turntable plus hi-fi), $1,000+ machine is a bit more than many are ready to commit to. The tiny Easy Record Maker is meant to be a simpler, smaller option for people who want, for instance, to let their kids create their own records for fun. (This was done in the past when records were more common, but this is surely a more serious effort.)

The device cuts and plays 5-inch records, of which it comes with 10, at both 33 and 45 RPM. Operating it is as simple as plugging a sound source — your phone, a mic, whatever — into the 1/8″ headphone jack and playing the content while the cutting head is in the groove. Put down the other head to play it back, or put the record in any other turntable.

The resulting records have a “nice low-fi sound,” Suzuki said, which is as much as admitting they don’t sound particularly good — but that’s not the point.

He’s hoping that the device will make the idea and process of creating vinyl records familiar to a new generation, helping them appreciate the physical side of the medium and the value of a permanent object associated with music rather than a fleeting stream.

There’s no price yet and no definite retailers, but expect the Easy Record Maker to be available later this year (certainly before the holidays) online and in a few stores, in the US and EU.

Coronavirus pushes SpaceX competitor OneWeb into bankruptcy - CNET

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A major player in the satellite internet world is in limbo thanks to the March meltdown.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg urges people to complete the US census online - CNET

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The social network is directing users to the Census Bureau's website.

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Ford F-150 Hybrid's electrification gear may pair with V6 engine - Roadshow

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After a few years, it looks like we finally have some info on the electrified pickup truck.

Twitch viewing soared 23 percent in March

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Students are using Minecraft to recreate college campuses - CNET

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Amazon Prime Video now allows in-app purchases on iOS - CNET

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Google plans TikTok rival by launching YouTube Shorts, report says - CNET

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Twitter says it's removed more than 1,100 misleading coronavirus tweets - CNET

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LeVar Burton will read to you live on Twitter starting this week

Engadget - 4 hours 15 min ago
If, like a lot of people, you're trying to find ways to fill time while stuck inside, LeVar Burton may just have something to help. In one of the few pleasant surprises of the coronavirus pandemic, the former Star Trek star and Reading Rainbow icon a...