Tag: Insider

Review: I just can’t get over how good Fender’s Acoustasonic Stratocaster sounds

My “wow” moment came when I picked up the Acoustasonic Stratocaster for the third time and finally plugged it into an amp. The first couple of times I noodled around with it I’d just played it acoustic. It sounds fantastic and it’s the most comfortable acoustic I’ve ever played. But a hollow-body Stratocaster can only make […]

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Twitter begins labeling state-affiliated media and government officials

In the age of social media, Twitter is one of the primary ways governments and politicians speak to their constituents–and how they can potentially spread propaganda. Following a similar move by Facebook, Twitter will soon begin to label accounts strongly associated with governments. Twitter is providing two distinct labels: One for “key government officials, including […]

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Sony’s WH-1000XM4 makes an almost flawless headphone even better

Despite an awful name, Sony‘s WH-1000XM3 has practically achieved legendary status in the world of headphones. It did almost everything right: great sound, great comfort, great noise canceling, good design, and useful features. Still, there’s always room for improvement, so today Sony announced the WH-1000XM4, retailing for the same $350 price tag as its predecessor. Though […]

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Facebook removed a Trump post claiming children are ‘almost immune’ to coronavirus

In a Wednesday morning interview on Fox News’ Fox & Friends, Donald Trump claimed children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. Evidence suggests this is not true. Trump also suggested schools should reopen because the virus will “go away.” The video was then shared on the president’s Facebook page. The social network decided this violated its content […]

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How to watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 event

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked events are some of the biggest events in the tech world, matched only by the likes of Apple and Google. But in the year 2020 of coronavirus, physical tech events have almost all been canceled, and Samsung is hosting its first-ever virtual Unpacked event. The event will take place on August 5, […]

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Microsoft might buy TikTok — here’s what’s going on

To ban or not to ban? That’s the question President Donald Trump has been thinking about when it comes to TikTok. However, a third potential outcome has emerged over the weekend: Microsoft buying Tiktok. A US company investing into the short video app doesn’t come as a surprising move. Bytedance has been thinking of selling […]

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Congress fumbles through antitrust hearing with big tech CEOs

The four horseman of the techpocalypse – the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google – joined the US House of Representatives today for an antitrust hearing. We watched every second of the more than five and a half hours of Congress’ grilling of some of the richest men in the world so you wouldn’t […]

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Scientists put penis rings on bisexual men to prove they exist

A team of researchers recently published a study on bisexual men that, surprisingly, indicates they exist. This comes as a shock because the lead researcher, Professor J. Michael Bailey of Northwestern University, previously determined that bisexual men were, more-or-less, just confused gays or straights. I’m paraphrasing, what that paper, published in 2005, really said was: […]

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Is your brain okay?

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, I’ve returned from my staycation and wow, what a couple of weeks to miss. Not only have we failed to flatten the curve, but everyday […]

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Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine is starting to look like a winner

Oxford researchers have developed a potential vaccine for COVID-19. Early testing in more than 1,000 clinical trial participants indicates the treatment is both safe and effective. Epidemiology breakthroughs aren’t our usual subject matter here at TNW, but the opportunity to finally publish some actual good news about the COVID-19 pandemic was just too much for […]

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Review: The Hifiman Deva are premium $300 headphones that happen to come with Bluetooth

For most of my years being an audio enthusiast, there was one truth held by the wider community to be self-evident: Bluetooth headphones sucked. Slowly but surely, however, things started to change. Bluetooth protocols got better. Battery life improved. And wireless headphones actually began to sound good. In any case, the transition to Bluetooth headphones […]

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Here’s our best look at the OnePlus Nord yet

OnePlus hasn’t been shy about teasing the OnePlus Nord, its upcoming  ‘midrange-but-premium’ phone, in the weeks leading up to its reveal. Although the device is set to launch on July 21 and we have a decent idea of what to expect, we’ve now gotten a good look at the phone’s design, courtesy of an interview […]

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It’s not just you: WhatsApp is down for many users

If you’ve been having trouble sending or receiving messages on WhatsApp, you’re not alone. People around the world are reporting the Facebook-owned services is experiencing major outages, leaving users of one of the world’s most popular chat apps without the ability to communicate. The connectivity problems began around 3:30 PM ET according to downdetector.com, peaking […]

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The Superstrata ebike is made of 3D-printed carbon fiber and tailored to your body

For all ebikes can do to make transportation easier and more pleasant, there’s one complaint that continues to haunt them: weight. Slowly but surely though, we’re beginning to see more ebikes approach the weights of traditional bikes using clever designs and lighter components. An upcoming bike called the Superstrata, launching for pre-order on Indiegogo today […]

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