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Pixel 3 to finally let you use external mic when recording video - CNET

cNET.com - News - 48 min 47 sec ago
Google says the update is coming to previous Pixel generations too.

Icahn to Dell investors: You can't touch this reverse merger with VMware

The Register - 50 min 39 sec ago
Undervalues tracker stock by $11bn, quips: 'Peace better than war but I still enjoy a good fight'

Michael Dell could be about to lock horns again with Carl Icahn - the activist investor is opposed to Dell Technologies going public via VMware because he claims the move will rip off existing stockholders.…

Here's what photos from the Pixel 3 camera look like - CNET

cNET.com - News - 52 min 14 sec ago
Come check out some photos we took with the Pixel 3!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro launch: Live stream, start time, what to expect - CNET

cNET.com - News - 52 min 20 sec ago
Huawei will try to tackle Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.

August adds new color, connect bridge bundle to smart lock options - CNET

cNET.com - News - 54 min 21 sec ago
August is adding a shiny, new satin nickel finish to its starter smart lock.

Google Pixel 3 review: Google pairs an amazing camera with serious AI smarts - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 56 min 56 sec ago
The Pixel 3's camera already makes it a standout -- but useful Google software elevates the phone even more.

Pixel 3 vs. iPhone XS vs. Galaxy S9 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 57 min 3 sec ago
The smaller of Google's new Pixel 3 phones throws down against the competition.

Pixel 3 vs. Pixel 2 vs. Pixel: Every spec, compared - CNET

cNET.com - News - 57 min 6 sec ago
Google's latest phone comes with top-tier features, but here's how it stacks up to previous versions.

Google Pixel 3 XL review: A big phone with a fantastic camera and a big notch - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 57 min 20 sec ago
The Pixel 3 XL screens calls, has wireless charging and delivers the same camera experience as the Pixel 3 -- all on a bigger display.

Hyundai, Kia want to make A-pillars 'invisible' in new patent application - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 1 min ago
This is not the first patent application of its kind, surprisingly.

Power and protect all your things with this 10-outlet surge protector for $20.69 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 21 min ago
Bestek's smartly designed strip includes two USB ports as well as cable and phone jacks. Plus: two seriously sweet deals on camping gear!

Players are exploiting Black Ops 4 emotes to peek around corners

Ars Technica - 1 hour 24 min ago

Enlarge / In first-person view, you're staring at a wall. With the third-person emote camera, you can see what's coming around that corner. (credit: Twitter / GameSkinny)

The first-person perspective in shooters usually brings an inherent kind of balance to the constant battle for cover—if you peek your head out to see an opponent, they'll be able to see you as well. Over the weekend, though, Black Ops 4 players found the game's new gesture system had the unintended side effect of breaking this balance, letting players easily and safely see around cover from a third-person perspective.

When you perform a Fortnite-style gesture in Black Ops 4, the camera instantly zooms out to a third-person view with full, free-look control of the camera. The intent is for players to enjoy their own animations from any angle. But the new viewpoint also allows for illicit and completely protected peeking around walls and corners, as can be seen in multiple video and photo examples that have been posted online since the game's launch.

Developer Treyarch is wasting no time in addressing player concerns over the apparently unintended unbalancing. In a statement posted to Reddit Saturday, the company wrote that it is working on an update that will remove the free-look third-person camera from the "competitive" portions of the game.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric first drive review: A fun EV with competitive numbers - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 29 min ago
Not only does Hyundai's new electric crossover boast a long driving range and affordable price, it's actually fun to drive, too.

PS4 gamers report messaging bug that bricks consoles - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 29 min ago
Players say it's forced them to factory reset their consoles.

A roadmap to agriculture that’s sustainable and climate-neutral

Ars Technica - 1 hour 37 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Julie Doll, MSU/NSF KBS LTER Site)

The climate crises humanity is producing due to our profligate burning of fossil fuels is happening in the face of mounting evidence that said burning was very, very bad for the Earth. Some of the problems are now officially going to come even sooner than anticipated. If we want to have a hope of even mitigating these problems, we must change our habits, preferably yesterday.

Well, food production is a primary driver of climate change. It is responsible for about 25 to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Beyond that it also depletes groundwater, converts carbon-sequestering forest and jungle into cropland, and dumps excess nitrogen and phosphorous into soil, water, and air. Under business-as-usual scenarios, these effects will probably at least double by 2050 since the global population is slated to increase by about a third, and the income of the global population is also slated to increase—all of those new and newly rich(er) people are likely going to want to eat and eat well.

At that point, the environmental effects of food production will be “beyond the planetary boundaries that define a safe operating space for humanity.”

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Apple reportedly buys Asaii, startup that can 'find the next Justin Bieber' - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 38 min ago
The acquisition could help Apple Music battle Spotify, according to Axios.

Hyundai Kona Electric aims for nationwide sides, but starts with narrow focus - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 48 min ago
When will it reach all 50 states? That's a question currently lacking an answer.

Barley shortages from climate change could mean less beer worldwide

Ars Technica - 1 hour 56 min ago

Enlarge / Barley grain used in the production of beer at the Asahi Kanagawa Brewery in Japan (credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

There's nothing quite like putting your feet up after a long, hot summer day and enjoying a refreshing cold brew if you're a beer lover. But a warming climate could give rise to global barley shortages, with a resulting shortage of beer. That's the conclusion of a new study just published in Nature Plants.

Beer brewers account for roughly 17 percent of the barley consumption worldwide, although it varies from region to region, with the vast majority of crops harvested as feed for livestock. If barley becomes too scarce, more of it will be funneled to livestock, since beer is technically a luxury good. The shortage of barley will give rise to steep price hikes and corresponding decreases in global consumption. While the most affluent beer lovers will still be able to indulge in a pint or two, "Future climate and pricing conditions could put beer out of reach for hundreds of millions of people around the world," says study co-author Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine.

Davis himself is a beer aficionado and home brewer, who frequently travels to China for research collaborations. During one such trip a couple of years ago, he spoke with a scientist at the Chinese Agricultural Academy of Sciences, who was studying the global supply of beer. (China is currently the largest consumer of beer and thus would be hit hard by a severe barley shortage.) They decided to collaborate on a study investigating the impact of climate change on beer, partnering with other researchers in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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1,000mph land speed record project now in doubt due to funding woe

Ars Technica - 1 hour 56 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Stefan Marjoram)

There's sad news from the UK this morning, and it doesn't even involve Brexit. (Actually, it does, sort of.) Bloodhound SSC, the land speed record car that's been designed to break the 1,000mph limit, has entered administration (a process similar to bankruptcy in the US). This isn't the final outcome for the project, but Bloodhound SSC does need to raise about $33 million (£25 million) in order to see things through to completion. And as if fate were not cruel enough, the announcement comes 21 years and a day after the last successful land speed record attempt, one that involved many of the same people.

Setting a new land speed record is no easy task. First, you have to build a wheeled vehicle capable of the speed required. In this case it's a single-seat machine, powered by a one-two combo of jet engine (a Rolls-Royce EJ200) and rocket (a hybrid solid fuel/liquid oxidizer design from Nammo).

But even once you have your vehicle working, you need somewhere suitable to run it. A successful land speed record requires timed runs over a one-mile distance, run in both directions within one hour, so even a really long runway is only good if you want to test the first 20 percent of the speed range.

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