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Dell XPS 13 review: An absolutely stunning laptop—until you lift the lid

Nov 29, 2022

At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsIncredibly thin and compact designBeautiful and rigid machined aluminum chassisComfortable keyboard and touchpadConsLid is difficult to openMediocre performanceGrainy, 720p webcamLimited portsOur VerdictThe Dell XPS 13 9315 boasts a gorgeous, incredibly thin all-metal design, but its lackluster performance, subpar webcam, and hard-to-lift lid prevent a stronger recommendation. Price When Reviewed$1,149 Best Prices Today: Dell XPS 13 9315 ...read more

A reinforcement learning-based four-legged robotic goalkeeper

Nov 29, 2022

Credit: Huang et al. Researchers at the Hybrid Robotics Group at UC Berkeley, Simon Fraser University and Georgia Institute of Technology have recently created a reinforcement learning model that allows a quadrupedal robot to efficiently play soccer in the role of goalkeeper. The model introduced in a paper pre-published on arXiv, improves the robot's skills over time, through a trial-and-error process. "By letting quadrupeds play soccer, we can push the limits of the artificial inte ...read more

The Most Outrageous Features Of Johnny Depp's Former Pirate-Themed Superyacht

Nov 29, 2022

Actor Johnny Depp had a multi-million dollar superyacht with a wild pirate theme, but that's only the tip of this floating boat-tel's menagerie of outrageous features. After playing Jack Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise for so long, it's easy to see how Depp's on-screen escapades can carry into his real life. After all, the actor already owns an assortment of stunning luxury vehicles, but he's not exactly keen on keeping his property strictly on land. Although Depp might ...read more

Weird and wonderful life-changing technologies from around the world

Nov 29, 2022

(Pocket-lint) - Technology is constantly evolving, some of it is weird and wonderful, some thoroughly useful and capable of changing our lives for the better.  We've been on the lookout for some of the most interesting gadgets and gizmos from around the world. The tech we've found just scratches the surface of how incredible things can get.  Come with us on a journey of technological discovery and marvel at what's on offer.  39 bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you? Birthd ...read more

This Lenovo ThinkBook laptop is zippy, luxurious, and $660 off

Nov 29, 2022

Lenovo The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 4 laptop is swanky as heck thanks to its minimalist exterior. However, it’s definitely more than just a pretty face. Lenovo’s currently selling this model for $989.40, which is a savings of $659.60. While the 1080p webcam, backlit keyboard, and fingerprint reader are nice additions, the specs are also solid. Let’s get right into it. The ThinkBook 13s is rocking an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U CPU, AMD Radeon 680M integrated graphics, 16GB of RAM, and ...read more

Top Four - Powerful Lock Screen Widgets — Toggle HomeKit devices, run shortcuts, open apps and more

Nov 29, 2022

Toggle HomeKit devices, run shortcuts, open apps and more Customize your lock screen: - Use text with custom fonts - Use emojis - Use one of the many icons - Different icons per lock screen and/or focus modes Assign actions: - Toggle HomeKit devices - View HomeKit camera - Run Shortcuts - Open apps - More soon AI-assisted data import, embedded into your product About this launch Top Four - Powerful Lock Screen Widgets by was hunted by in iOS, Home Automation, Appl ...read more

Japan steps up push to get public buy-in to digital IDs

Nov 29, 2022

Japanese actor Masato Sakai shows a sample of My Number card during a promotional event in Tokyo on March 8, 2021. Japan has stepped up its push to catch up on digitization by telling a reluctant public they have to sign up for digital IDs or possibly lose access to their public health insurance. Credit: Kyodo News via AP Japan has stepped up its push to catch up on digitization by telling a reluctant public they have to sign up for digital IDs or possibly lose access to their public ...read more

How To Stream New "Doctor Who" In The U.S.

Nov 29, 2022

Fans of the long-standing sci-fi hit "Doctor Who" are getting hyped. A new development means that the show will be more accessible than ever. This British show has been broadcast by the BBC since 1963. Although it took a break, it returned in 2005 with a loud bang, and it's been on air since. However, seeing as not everyone has access to the BBC, many fans were left to scramble for ways to watch new episodes each time they aired. It seems that this is about to end, and we know all about it. ...read more

Remote working has made password managers more important than ever this Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Nov 29, 2022

(Pocket-lint) - With more people working remotely than ever before, it's important to be aware of the potential cybersecurity threats out there. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the long-reiterated theme - Own IT, Secure IT, and Protect IT - couldn't be more relevant. It's up to each of us to take responsibility for our online safety. One of the best ways to do that is by using strong passwords and a password manager. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month - get 24/7 Password P ...read more

All the reasons the new Surface devices are worse than before

Nov 29, 2022

We expect tech to get better with each generation. After all, what’s the point of releasing a new version of your product if it’s not better than the previous version? It’s the question I had after reviewing the new Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5. There are plenty of good things about these new Surface devices, but there are a few ways they’re actually worse than their predecessors, the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4. That’s not what you want in a launch of new products, especi ...read more