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Spending prolonged time at home has skewed our shopping habits towards everything from space-saving WFH furniture hacks to cozy loungewear that can also pass as telecommuter-chic attire. On top of home setups and style lineups, quarantine has also reshaped our tech mindsets as well — piquing our interests in smart home devices and cutting-edge new electronics that make stay-at-home orders a little more entertaining. And, now that the holidays are hurtling towards us, we’ve got a good amount of these premium pieces at the tops of our gift lists.

After foraging through the bottomless-product pit that is the internet, we dug up and pulled out the best tech gifts that your hard-earned coin (or someone else’s) can buy — from wireless charging docks to WiFi-connected vacuum cleaners, highly intelligent mirrors, and much more. Ahead, 15 electronically-inclined presents that will take any lifestyle from simple to smart in a click.

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Mid-range Exynos gets the latest tech

October 14, 2020 | technology | No Comments

A Samsung Exynos processor.
  • Samsung has confirmed that the Exynos 1080 chip is coming soon.
  • The new chipset has the latest Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU.

The Samsung Exynos 980 marked a major upgrade for the company’s mid-range silicon, delivering 5G for the first time in the segment while also offering a good level of CPU and GPU power.

The company recently revealed via Weibo that it’s working on the Exynos 1080, ostensibly coming as a successor of sorts to the Exynos 980. Now, Samsung Semiconductor has confirmed the new chipset to Android Authority.

Samsung also confirmed that the Exynos 1080 would be equipped with the latest Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Mali-G78 GPU. If the CPU arrangement is anything like the Exynos 980, we can expect two powerful Cortex-A78 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores for basic tasks.

It’s also believed that the new chipset could be built on a 5nm manufacturing process (down

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Facebook has just leased enough new office space in Manhattan to nearly triple its current local work force, including at one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the 107-year-old former main post office complex near Pennsylvania Station.

Apple, which set up its first office in New York a decade ago, is expanding to another building in Manhattan. And Google and Amazon are stitching together corporate campuses in the city more quickly than anywhere else in the world. Amazon paid roughly $1 billion in March for the iconic Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue.

Despite a pandemic that has ravaged New York, hollowed out many of its office buildings and raised fundamental questions about its future, the four companies collectively known as Big Tech are all significantly expanding their footprint in the city, giving it a badly needed vote of confidence.

With fears that the virus could spike again in

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  • San Francisco-based Dropbox announced Tuesday that will stop asking employees to come into its offices and instead make remote work the standard practice.
  • For employees that need to meet or work together in person, the company is setting up “Dropbox Studios” when it’s safe to do so.
  • The company extended its mandatory work from home policy through June 2021.



Drew Houston wearing a suit and tie: Dropbox Inc. co-founder Drew Houston waits as Dropbox (DBX) is listed for the company's initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York, U.S., March 23, 2018.


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Dropbox Inc. co-founder Drew Houston waits as Dropbox (DBX) is listed for the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq Market Site in New York, U.S., March 23, 2018.

San Francisco-based Dropbox announced Tuesday that it will stop asking employees to come into its offices and instead make remote work the standard practice, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends.

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“Remote work (outside an office) will be the primary experience for all employees and the day-to-day default for individual work,” the company said in a

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Technology giants such as Alibaba and IBM are eating startup innovators’ lunch. These behemoths are seeking to devour even more market share by publishing patents at unprecedented speed in emerging technologies such as blockchain.

As some of the richest companies on the planet, the corporations have the resources to manage the laborious search of existing patents and to overcome the outdated administrative hurdles so that they can file for intellectual property rights.

Patents are definitely old school. Patent laws started with the rise of the nation-state, so they began in the 18th century and were then fully developed in the 19th century. Some changes may have been made to reflect new technologies, but the basic patent laws haven’t evolved to meet the needs of the 21st century.

We’re patenting ideas based on today’s high-tech of artificial intelligence and blockchain with laws that were established centuries ago.

All this puts early-growth

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(Bloomberg) — Mercari Inc., the online flea-market operator that has become one of Japan’s most closely watched tech ventures, is closing in on new highs as the stock has drawn both big and small money.

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The company has already grown to command the largest weighting on Japan’s startup-focused Mothers index as individual investors buy in — of some 230 of the largest Japanese companies with market value of over $5 billion, Mercari has the third-highest percentage of individual shareholders. Then on Oct. 7, Los Angeles-based money manager Capital Group declared it had taken a 5% stake in Mercari.

That’s helping propel the stock to near the 6,000 yen mark it hit just once, on the day it listed to great fanfare in 2018. After a rapid decline, the stock has worked its way back up this year, fueled by its first quarterly operating profit. That’s been helped by

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(MENAFN – GlobeNewsWire – Nasdaq) Check out our review of the best electronics, Amazon device, & tech gadget deals for Amazon Prime Day, including deals on Amazon handpicked electronics such as computers, laptops, smart TVs, & headphones

Find all the best early tech and electronics deals for Prime Day, together with all the latest home and office electronics, school devices, and tech and gadget deals. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best deals:

  • Save up to $280 on the latest headphones from Bose, Sony, Beats & more top-rated audio brands – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
  • Check out the full range of Amazon devices on sale for Amazon Prime Day – save on Amazon Fire tablets, Echo smart speakers, Kindle e-readers and many more Amazon devices
  • Save up to 42% on TVs from top manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony & TCL – at the Prime Day sale
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Amazon Prime Day is happening on October 13 and 14 this year (Amazon)

Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 has arrived and brought with it a huge number of discounts on various tech products.

The retailer’s annual sales event usually takes place in the summer. However, coronavirus meant Prime Day was pushed back until October.

Amazon has confirmed the event will run over the course of 48 hours through October 13 and October 14. Like in previous years, there will be a mix of sustained deals and shorter ‘lightning’ deals only available for a limited window.

Gadgets and electronics routinely make up a large portion of the discounts on offer and this year is no different.

Here are some of the best tech deals for Prime Day that we’ve come across. If you see any more that we haven’t covered, drop a note in the comments box below.

Fitbit deals

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What’s the tech behind Question 1?

October 13, 2020 | technology | No Comments

The initiative is aimed at rectifying a loophole in the original Right To Repair measure, passed eight years ago, which required automakers to sell to independent repair shops in Massachusetts the same digital diagnostic tools and software they provide to their own dealerships.

Now, drive a Ford or a Toyota or a Mercedes into pretty much any repair shop, not just here in Massachusetts but across the country, and a mechanic can plug into the vehicle and talk to all of its onboard computers.

But the carmakers stopped short of providing those mechanics with remote access to the data your car can transmit wirelessly, a huge convenience for vehicle owners, who don’t have to first drive to the repair shop to have a problem diagnosed. A large and growing number of vehicles are capable of this — GM cars equipped with the company’s OnStar system, for instance.

“This is like

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U.S. companies lobby against China tech bans

October 12, 2020 | technology | No Comments

The friction shows the difficulties the government faces in translating its national-security agenda into the real world, where influential industries have developed deep ties to China over many years.

Congress and the Trump administration say the measures are necessary to lessen U.S. reliance on a strategic rival that could sabotage, hack or withhold important technology. Some U.S. companies argue that the restrictions will cost tens of billions of dollars and in some cases won’t improve national security.

“We are broadly supportive of the spirit” of a law imposing new restrictions for federal contractors, Wesley Hallman, head of strategy and policy at the National Defense Industrial Association, said in an interview, adding that “some suspicion of Chinese components” is warranted.

But “if you were to apply this law very broadly in the way it is written,” he said, “just about all contractors doing work with the federal government, they would have

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