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One of Linux's most important commands had a glaring security flaw

If you've used the command line in Linux or a Unix-based platform like macOS, you're probably familiar with the "sudo" command — it lets you run tasks with different (usually elevated) permissions than you'd otherwise have. It's powerful, but it wa… Source: Engadget | One of Linux's most important commands had a glaring security flaw

Apple patent application describes touchscreen keyboards you can feel

More than 10 years after the first iPhone, it's safe to say most people are used to typing on on-screen keyboards. But that doesn't they couldn't be made better, and it looks like someone at Apple is thinking about ways to do just that. Patently Appl… Source: Engadget | Apple patent application describes touchscreen keyboards …

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Microsoft is right: Dual displays are a safer bet than folding screens

There were plenty of rumors leading up to yesterday's Microsoft event about a foldable Surface. But instead of getting a true foldable, with a single bendable screen, Microsoft showed us the Surface Neo and Duo, which feature dual screens connected b… Source: Engadget | Microsoft is right: Dual displays are a safer bet than folding …

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Adobe adds new AI tools in Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020 are now available, and both have some new AI-enabled features. The simplified versions of the company's flagship creative applications help amateurs edit high-quality photos and videos, and with the new Sens… Source: Engadget | Adobe adds new AI tools in Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020

Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

AI's use in medicine could soon extend to one of the medical world's toughest challenges: helping the paralyzed regain movement. Intel and Brown University have started work on a DARPA-backed Intelligent Spine Interface project that would use AI to… Source: Engadget | Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

DTS Sound Unbound improves spatial audio for PC games

Taking a page from longtime rival Dolby, DTS is out today with a new Windows 10 app that promises to give gamers access to enhanced audio. Dubbed DTS Sound Unbound, the app builds on Microsoft's Spatial Sound platform to make almost any old pair of s… Source: Engadget | DTS Sound Unbound improves spatial audio …

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HP’s latest x360 Chromebooks ship with universal stylus compatibility

HP has announced its updated x360 Chromebooks, which feature a 360-degree hinge, 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage. More notable, though, is the Chromebooks' compatibility with the Universal Stylus Initiative's standard. USI 1.0 enables stylus compat… Source: Engadget | HP’s latest x360 Chromebooks ship with universal stylus compatibility

Pandora's new desktop app is now available on Windows

Just as Apple Music is making its way to web browsers, Pandora is moving in the opposite direction by unleashing a desktop app. The Mac version debuted in May, and now the Windows 10 app has arrived. Source: Engadget | Pandora's new desktop app is now available on Windows

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on an ELAC Debut 2.0 center speaker

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of deals here. Source: Engadget | Wirecutter's best deals: Save on an ELAC Debut 2.0 center speaker

'Control' DLC hints at an 'Alan Wake' tie-in

Remedy's game worlds might collide in a very conspicuous way. The studio has shared a roadmap for Control's downloadable content through 2020, and a second paid expansion (AWE) due in mid-2020 hints at a not-so-subtle crossover between Jesse's adven… Source: Engadget | 'Control' DLC hints at an 'Alan Wake' tie-in

PC-to-mobile game streaming arrives on the Galaxy Note 10

Samsung's PlayGalaxy PC-to-mobile game streaming app is ready to roll, provided you have the right hardware. The tech giant has released PlayGalaxy Link in the US and South Korea for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners who want to play computer-quali… Source: Engadget | PC-to-mobile game streaming arrives on the Galaxy Note 10

Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' and 'Wolfenstein'

QuakeCon is right around the corner, and Bethesda is determined to capitalize on the wave of good vibe for id Software's gaming legacy — including, we'd add, the looming 25th anniversary of Doom II. To that end, it's launching a QuakeCon sale on Ste… Source: Engadget | Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' …

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Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for AI

A consortium of 40 tech companies, including the likes of Facebook and Google, have come together to release a set of evaluation benchmarks for AI. By measuring AI products against these benchmarks, companies in the field will be able to identify opt… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Google and others come together to set benchmarks for …

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Intel's new CEO is facing the same old challenges

After seven months as interim CEO, Robert "Bob" Holmes Swan has been appointed as Intel's seventh full-time leader. Swan started life at General Electric, spending 15 years there before leaving to become vice president (and later CEO) of the doomed o… Source: Engadget | Intel's new CEO is facing the same old challenges

The unfiltered joy of Christine McConnell's 'Mortal Kombat' cake

Rose is an obese, Frankenstein raccoon with a pink bow on top of her ratty head and a bent fork where her left hand should be. She's blindly self-possessed, spending her days devouring sweets and torturing men — and often vice versa. She's died at l… Source: Engadget | The unfiltered joy of Christine McConnell's …

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