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Huawei's MateBook X Pro arrives in the US →

Trade disputes be damned. — engadget.com

I just recently bought a new laptop so I’m not in the market for another one right now, but I’ve been keeping an eye on this and it’s a model I wouldn’t have been sad to end up with.

Eventually I sacrificed some of that sweet sweet screen to body ratio in favour of a convertible and went for a HP Spectre X360

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TicPods Free: most interactive wireless earbuds →

Designed for life on the move, TicPods Free ensures your audio is clear and under your control. | Check out 'TicPods Free: most interactive wireless earbuds' on Indiegogo. — indiegogo.com

I backed my first crowdfunding campaign this week! This is it.

I’ll let you all know how it goes in a few months when these things (hopefully) arrive.

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The True Story of How Laurel Became Yanny →

In the beginning, the laurel-or-yanny clip said laurel and nothing but laurel. Here is the original version of the clip, recorded by an opera singer working for Vocabulary.com. Chances are, you’ll hear it as laurel too. Let’s compare it to the viral clip and we’ll see exactly what changed, and why half of us hear the viral clip as yanny. — Beth Skwarecki, vitals.lifehacker.com

I think by now it’s pretty well-known that the Yanny / Laurel audio clip originally said Laurel, so hopefully I’m not spoiling anyone’s fun with this analysis of where the ambiguity came from.

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AsteroidOS is an open alternative to Wear OS you can install today →

AsteroidOS has released the first stable version of its open-source smartwatch platform. — engadget.com

Interesting. Don’t think I’ll try it, but OS choices are always a good thing to have.

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Gmail will now remind you to respond →

When your inbox is flooded with emails, some will inevitably slip through the cracks. Luckily, the new Gmail can help. It will now “nudge”... — gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com

I need this.

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John Legend is one of six new Google Assistant voices →

Google unveils six new AI-generated voices for Assistant — engadget.com

My google assistant is male and Flo’s is female, and I can’t figure out how I’d change it from one to the other. Maybe with the new voices I’ll get an option I can set?

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Mounted cop pulls someone over. This is kinda badass.

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Hole

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Plane travelling from Medicine Hat to Calgary makes emergency landing on 36 Street NE →

A private aircraft made an emergency landing on a northeast roadway on Wednesday morning after the dual prop plane experienced engine trouble. — calgary.ctvnews.ca

Well this is crazy.

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7 Chromecast Apps and Games You Aren't Using But Should Be →

The Chromecast—that’s a dongle for getting movies and shows and maybe a bit of music up on your big screen, right? Well, yes, but there’s much more you can do with your Chromecast. All kinds of apps and games can benefit from the extra screen space—not just Plex and Netflix. — David Nield, fieldguide.gizmodo.com
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