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Overwatch’s New Map Is A Brawl In A Hidden City


Image: Blizzard At halftime in today’s match between the Philadelphia Fusion and Florida Mayhem, the Overwatch developers showed off their new map, called Petra, that will go live in the game on May 22 during the Overwatch Anniversary event. In the short gameplay trailer that we saw between Overwatch League matches, it appears that Petra is part hidden city and…

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Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms


President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars. Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demand, explaining in multiple conversations occurring this year and…

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The most mysterious Android phone of the year is coming to Verizon and AT&T


If you’re shopping Android this year, you’ve already got a decent selection of phones to choose from. The Galaxy S9, Huawei P20 Pro, and OnePlus 6 are out or will be soon, and they represent the best of what Android has to offer right now. The Pixel 3 and Note 9, coming in the second half of the year, are…

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OnePlus copied the iPhone X, but it also improved Apple’s design in one important way


Like most other smartphone vendors out there, OnePlus has a history of copying Apple’s iPhone designs. The notion of Android vendors copying Apple’s iPhone designs is obviously nothing new. But last year’s OnePlus 5 is notable because it was one of the most blatant iPhone copies we had seen in quite some time. In a nutshell, the OnePlus 5 was…

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Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 is a Teams-powered giant tablet that creates its own video wall


Microsoft plans to ship a next-generation Surface Hub 2 in 2019, boasting a smaller, lighter, more modular design that will encourage workers to share the screen, as well as their notes and files. Announced Tuesday, Microsoft said the new 50.5-inch Surface Hub 2 will boast a “4K plus” display in the traditional 3:2 ratio of Surface devices. It will weigh…

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HP steps up the design on its premium Envy lineup


Sarah Tew/CNET In between HP’s cutting-edge Spectre PC line and the mainstream Pavilion line are its Envy PCs, which have an air of luxury while still being reasonably priced. If you’re a fan of thin all-metal designs, higher quality components and extra features, you’ll want to check out the Envys. For 2018, HP has slimmed the bezels around the screens…

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Tim Cook Duke commencement calls out to Steve Jobs, urges grads to think different


  By Mike Wuerthele Sunday, May 13, 2018, 11:55 am PT (02:55 pm ET) Apple CEO Tim Cook returned to his Alma Mater Duke for the commencement speech for the 2018 graduates, and left to a standing ovation. Cook addressed many topics, ranging from climate change, Apple’s use of renewable energy, and issued a clarion call to graduates to leave…

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Google’s eerily realistic new AI will identify itself when talking to people, says Google


AP Photo/Eric Risberg Google introduced their newest jaw-dropping feat at the I/O conference this week: a hyper-realistic sounding chatbot that will be able to make phone calls for you. The demonstration received both praise and skepticism, with some calling in to question the ethics of an AI that cannot easily be distinguished from a real person’s voice. Today, a Google…

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AI is Google’s secret weapon for remaking its oldest and most popular apps


Google shocked the crowd at its I/O developer conference on Tuesday when it kicked off a fascinating discussion about AI ethics with Duplex, a human-like voice system for its Assistant product that makes phone calls on behalf of users. But while Duplex remains a more experimental and far-off effort — one we’ll likely be debating in the weeks and months…

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Google sells the future, powered by your personal data


“We may analyze [email] content to customize search results, better detect spam and malware,” he added, later noting Google has customized search in this way since 2012. How Google collects data from Gmail users and what it uses that data for has been a particularly sensitive topic. In June 2017, Google said it would stop scanning Gmail messages in order…

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