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Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Opera Now Has a Totally Free and Unlimited Built-In VPN   —  Dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires firing up separate—often paid-for—software or plug-ins while you're browsing.  Now, though, Opera has its own free VPN baked right into the desktop browser.
Apr 21, 2016, 4:15 AMIn context
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Facebook's initial Messenger chatbots are slow, frustrating, and useless   —  Facebook Chatbots Are Frustrating and Useless  —  Facebook's new Messenger chatbots are barely two days old, and it's definitely showing.  Right now, you can only interact with a few, and finding them is a huge pain in the ass.
Apr 16, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Doctors used data collected by a Fitbit Charge HR to decide whether to reset a patient's heart rate with electrical cardioversion   —  This Dude's Fitness Tracker May Have Just Saved His Life  —  A 42-year-old man from New Jersey recently showed up in an emergency ward following a seizure.
Apr 10, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Mattel's $40 Google Cardboard-compatible VR View-Master 2.0, coming this fall, fixes many problems of the original   —  The VR View-Master 2.0 Will Be the Best Google Cardboard You Can Buy  —  Last year Mattel completely re-invented the View-Master by turning it into what eventually became …
Feb 15, 2016, 9:45 AMIn context
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Google Cardbaord SDK upgraded with new tools for positional audio to provide 360 degrees of sound   —  Google Cardboard Gets a Big Upgrade With Realistic 3D Audio  —  When you strap on a VR headset, you're immediately in awe of the new digital world that's slowly manipulating your brain.
Jan 14, 2016, 6:00 AMIn context
Bryan Lufkin / Gizmodo:
Disney-funded VR service, Littlstar, announces it's bringing 360-degree videos to Apple TV   —  You Can Now Watch 360-Degree Video on Your TV  —  Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos.  Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video.
Dec 23, 2015, 11:25 AMIn context
Gizmodo:
Leaked documents, corroborating interviews point to two likely Bitcoin creators: Australian Craig Wright and deceased US computer forensics expert Dave Kleiman   —  This Australian Says He and His Dead Friend Invented Bitcoin  —  A monthlong Gizmodo investigation has uncovered compelling …
Dec 8, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Sony Has Bought Toshiba's Image Sensor Division for $155 Million   —  Following a series of negotiations, Sony has announced that it's buying Toshiba's image sensor business for 19 billion yen—which is about $155 million.  —  The deal, rumored in October, will see Sony take over Toshiba's …
Dec 4, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context
Kate Knibbs / Gizmodo:
Uber teams with Enterprise to pilot car-rental service for Denver drivers, costs include $210/week fee, $500 deposit, $0.25/mile if travel exceeds 90 miles/day   —  Uber Launches Insane “Pay-to-Work” Car Rental Program  —  Uber is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and—as the slogan goes—they'll pick you up!
Dec 2, 2015, 7:15 PMIn context
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Samsung announces ATIV Book 9 Pro laptop with 15.6-inch 4K display, Core i7 Skylake processor, 8GB RAM, 4K HDMI port, available this month for $1600   —  Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Pro Is a 4K Super Laptop  —  At CES 2015, Samsung introduced the ATIV Book 9 laptop, carrying a Core M chip within a super thin, light chassis.
Nov 4, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context

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