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Beginner Tips And Tricks For Playing The Guitar

People in countless cultures and musical traditions have long favored music made by the guitar. For that reason, lots of people have a deep desire to learn to play guitar themselves. The piece that follows will help anyone interested in picking up the guitar get started in a productive, successful way. Keep your motivation high. […]

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The HomePod mini finally adds its long-promised ultra-wideband handoff feature

Apple has officially released iOS 14.4 and a matching update for its HomePod mini speaker, adding the long-promised ultra-wideband (UWB) handoff feature that will allow newer iPhones to more seamlessly transfer music, calls, and podcasts between the two devices. While both the original HomePod and the HomePod mini have supported handing off music for some […]

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Veterans more likely to lose limbs to disease than warfare

Three weeks after Google promised it would add Apple’s mandatory app privacy labels “as soon as this week,” none of the company’s main apps have the labels, including Gmail, search, Photos, Docs, and YouTube. There have been some questions about whether Google is purposefully not updating its apps to avoid the labels, so I looked […]

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Veterans more likely to lose limbs to disease than warfare

Google has released the latest version of Chrome OS, with a few new features for Chromebook owners to try out. If you’re a Chromebook owner, your device should have the newest version now or very shortly. First off, your Chromebook can now function as a smart display (like Google’s Nest Hub Max) when you’re not […]

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Microsoft Q2 2021 earnings: strong Xbox and Surface growth

Microsoft posted the second quarter of its 2021 financial results today, reporting revenue of $43.1 billion and a net income of $15.5 billion. Revenue is up 17 percent, and net income has increased by 33 percent. We saw some impressive growth for Surface, Xbox, and cloud-related services in Microsoft’s previous quarter, and it’s very much […]

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Byte, Vine’s successor, has been purchased by another TikTok clone

Byte, a TikTok competitor, has been purchased by Clash, another TikTok competitor. Clash plans to merge its monetization features into Byte and ultimately rebrand the app under the Clash name. The company hopes to make a short-form video app with rich monetization tools that allow creators to easily get paid. Clash co-founder Brendon McNerney told […]

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Nvidia is making buying a gaming laptop more confusing

Gaming laptops that have Nvidia’s powerful RTX 30-series graphics chips inside are now shipping. I have a first look at MSI’s 2021 GS66 Stealth with the RTX 3080, and my colleague Monica Chin published two reviews for launch day: the Asus ROG Flow X13 (with its detachable RTX 3080 eGPU) and the MSI GP66 Leopard […]

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These are Intel’s first Iris Xe desktop GPUs

Intel is launching its first Iris Xe desktop graphics cards today. Originally codenamed “DG1,” these new desktop GPUs are primarily aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses and mainstream desktop PCs. Intel is teaming up with Asus and other partners to sell these cards to system integrators who will bundle them with prebuilt systems. Much like […]