Daily Archives: February 13, 2019

Strava’s New Tool Builds Routes Based on Your Finger Swipes

https://www.wired.com/story/strava-route-builder-for-mobile If you’re a runner or cyclist visiting a new city, or even just exploring a different part of your own town, heading out for some impromptu exercise can feel like a bit of a gamble: If you’re lucky, you … Continue reading

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Forget People, Elroy’s Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo

https://www.wired.com/story/elroy-cargo-drone-chaparral If your vision of the flying future involves whooshing about in an air taxi while chuckling at the car-bound suckers below, Elroy Air is not here to help. But if you dream of a world of smooth logistics, where … Continue reading

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You Probably Don’t Need a Tool-Free NVME SSD Enclosure, But Boy Is It Fast

https://news.theinventory.com/you-probably-dont-need-a-tool-free-nvme-ssd-enclosure-1832596637 If you happen to have an NVME SSD lying around, or (more likely) you just want to build the smallest, fastest external drive possible, Plugable just released a new NVME enclosure that doesn’t require any tools, which they claim … Continue reading

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Amazon and GM may invest in Rivian’s electric pickup trucks

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/12/amazon-and-gm-may-invest-in-rivian/ Rivian might be attracting some big money just a few months after unveiling its electric pickup truck and SUV. Reuters and Bloomberg sources say Amazon and GM are in discussions to invest in Rivian in an agreement that would … Continue reading

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What we’re buying: Shonen Jump’s cheap manga subscription

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/13/what-were-buying-shonen-jumps-cheap-manga-subscription/ This week, we’re taking a break from hardware to dive deep into Shonen Jump’s recently released manga app and subscription plan. As Senior Editor Kris Naudus explains, it may have a few problems, but its $2-a-month plan is hard … Continue reading

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Amazon and Google ask for non-stop data from smart home devices

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/13/amazon-and-google-continuous-smart-home-data/ You’d expect voice assistants to collect data whenever you control a smart home device — that’s how they work. Amazon and Google have lately been asking for a continuous flow of data in the name of convenience, however, and … Continue reading

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A Hormone Produced When We Exercise Might Help Fight Alzheimer’s

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=31801 An exercise-induced hormone linked to a range of benefits might add another to its repertoire: protection against Alzheimer’s disease. A new paper, published in Nature Medicine, explains that the hormone irisin, released by our bodies when we exert ourselves, seems … Continue reading

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