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Soundform Elite Speaker + Charger - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 17:46
Alexa voice-controlled speaker & charger.

Mini Smart WiFi Outlet - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 17:39
Works w/ Alexa & Google Home.

Govee Smart Light Bulbs - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 17:35
With WiFi, bluetooth, color & music sync, 4pcs.

Opus 1.5 Gets a Serious Machine Learning Upgrade

SlashDot - Mon, 2024-03-04 17:30
Longtime Slashdot reader jmv writes: After more than two years of work, Opus 1.5 is out. It brings many new features that can improve quality and the general audio experience through machine learning, while maintaining fully-compatibility with previous releases. See this release page demonstrating all the new features, including: Significant improvement to packet loss robustness using Deep Redundancy (DRED)Improved packet loss concealment through Deep PLCLow-bitrate speech quality enhancement down to 6 kb/s widebandImproved x86 (AVX2) and Arm (Neon) optimizationsSupport for 4th and 5th order ambisonics

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Smart Body Measuring Tape - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 17:24
For body fat measurement, 60".

Verizon Ups the Home Internet Ante with Free Nintendo Switch Offer - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 17:06
New customers can also choose a $200 Target gift card or a Samsung Chromebook.

Best Identity Theft Protection and Monitoring Services for 2024 - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 17:00
If you suspect your identity may have been stolen, these identity theft protection services can help you.

Roku Disables Devices Until Users Agree To New Arbitration Rules

SlashDot - Mon, 2024-03-04 16:50
ZipK writes: Cord Cutters New reports that Roku has rolled out new terms of service that require users to accept individual arbitration. To gain acceptance, Roku devices pop up a dialog box that can only be dismissed if you accept the new terms or turn off your Roku and stop using it. As expected, much discussion has ensued in the Roku community. Per the Roku Dispute Resolution Terms, users can opt out within 30 days of being subject to the new terms by sending a surface mail request to General Counsel, Roku Inc., 1701 Junction Court, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112. One poster in the community forum noted that the effective date of the change was Feb 20th, which may shorten the 30 day period for opting out. Longtime Slashdot reader blastard also shared the news.

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The 7 Best Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets, According to Vegetarians and Omnivores - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 16:29
These nuggets don't contain chicken, but the best among them satisfy all the same.

Best LastPass Alternative in 2024 - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 16:12
Stop forgetting your passwords and start using Bitwarden, the best LastPass alternative for free.

Nintendo Switch Emulator Yuzu To Shut Down, Pay $2.4 Million To Settle Lawsuit

SlashDot - Mon, 2024-03-04 16:10
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Liliputing: Yuzu is a free and open source emulator that makes it possible to run Nintendo Switch games on Windows, Linux, and Android devices. First released in 2018, the software has been under constant development since then (the Android port was released less than a year ago). But last week Nintendo sued the developers, claiming that the primary purpose of the software is to circumvent Nintendo Switch encryption and allow users to play pirated games. Rather than fight the case in court, Tropic Haze (the developers behind Yuzu) have agreed to a settlement which involves paying $2.4 million in damages to Nintendo and basically shutting down Yuzu. As part of a permanent injunction, Tropic Haze has agreed to stop distributing, advertising, or promoting Yuzu or any of its source code or features or any other "software or devices that circumvent Nintendo's technical protection measures." The court is also ordering the developers to turn over the yuzu-emu.org website to Nintendo and bars them "from supporting or facilitating access" to any other related websites, social media, chatrooms, or apps. In one of the more bizarre parts of the court order, the Yuzu team is told to delete all "circumvention devices," which includes any tools used for development of Yuzu and "all copies of Yuzu."

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Tri-Fold Truck Bed Cover - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 15:53
Soft, for 2019-2024 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra.

Best Portable Air Conditioner Deals: Save Up to $280 on Emerson, Haier, Whytner and More - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 15:00
If you're struggling with the current temperatures and can't install a full-on air conditioner, these portable ones might be a good alternative.

Pixel Watch Update Brings Pixel Watch 2 Features to Google's First Watch - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 14:00
Google is bringing some of the Pixel Watch 2's fitness training tools to its first-generation smartwatch.

Google Pixel Now Lets You Share HDR Photos and Videos to Instagram - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 14:00
Also, Google's new Circle to Search feature is coming to more Pixel phones.

Casper Mattress Review 2024: A Feel That's Ideal for All Sleepers - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 13:53
The Casper Original is a budget-friendly option that helps to keep your spine aligned thanks to its Zoned Support and medium feel. Here's why you should check out this Casper mattress.

Eight Sleep's Pod 3 Cover Might Be the Coolest Solution for Hot Sleepers - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2024-03-04 13:00
My Eight Sleep Pod Cover cooled me down, tracked my health vitals and actually improved my sleep quality.

America's Last Morse-Code Station

SlashDot - Mon, 2024-03-04 13:00
A group of radio enthusiasts known as the "radio squirrels" are keeping the legacy of Morse code alive at KPH Maritime Radio, the last operational Morse code radio station in North America. Located in Point Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco, the station transmits maritime news and weather reports every Saturday, using vintage equipment dating back to World War II, reads a fast-paced story on The Atlantic. Despite the obsolescence of Morse code, the radio squirrels, along with a 17-year-old newcomer, are determined to preserve this unique form of communication.

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