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Mercedes Wants You to Pay a Subscription for Full Speed

There’s always that moment during a chase scene in a movie where the driver presses some red turbo button to get away. That scene might be a bit lamer if instead of pressing a button to get more speed, they’re entering their credit card information on a website. Mercedes is joining the emerging, potentially aggravating trend of charging a subscription ...

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The Xbox 360 Controller Will Get an Official Modern Makeover

Even today, the Xbox 360 controller is still fondly remembered by many. What would you think about a controller that accurately imitates its best qualities and works with modern Xbox consoles and PCs? That’s exactly what Hyperkin is working on. The Hyperkin Xenon is an officially licensed imitation of the Xbox 360 controller that’s made to work with modern Xbox ...

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Microsoft PowerPoint on iPhone & iPad Is Going Vertical

PowerPoint has been available on phones and tablets for years, but it still doesn’t have all the same features as the Windows and Mac apps. Another feature is now on the way: portrait slides. Microsoft announced in a blog post, “with a shift towards mobile-first content creation, we have heard from many of you that you prefer to do so ...

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You Can Now Get Mozilla VPN and Firefox Relay for Less Money

Mozilla doesn’t just make the Firefox web browser anymore. There’s also Mozilla VPN, helping you mask your IP, and Firefox Relay, helping you mask your email and phone number. Both services are now available in one single subscription. Mozilla has announced a new subscription model that gets you access to both of its privacy products. If you pay it annually, it ...

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NVIDIA Finally Speaks Out About Melting RTX 4090 Cables

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 is a powerful graphics card, and also one of the most expensive ones out there. That isn’t stopping its power cables from seemingly melting left and right. Luckily, NVIDIA has finally spoken out about the issue. NVIDIA has confirmed that a few RTX 4090 users globally are having issues with melting power cables. The company said ...

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It’s Now Easier to Google Your Favorite Food

The holiday season is a time of giving, getting closer to friends and family, and not least importantly, tasty food. Google’s Search component, which is still the company’s main product, is now making it easier to look up food and places to eat it. Google has added two new food-related features to Search. The first one is related to Google ...

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Synology’s New DiskStation Is an Exciting Plex Storage Solution

Synology’s latest home business NAS could make an amazing Plex upgrade. Available today, the four-bay Synology DiskStation DS923+ offers excellent PCIe Gen 3 support, up to 10Gb Ethernet connectivity (with an upgrade), and compatibility with Synology’s DX517 expansion unit for up to 120TB of storage. To be clear, this isn’t a single-device solution for Plex. The Synology DiskStation DS923+ is primarily intended for businesses, and the hardware ...

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This Long-Lost 1950s Computer Is the Subject of a 40-Year-Old Copypasta

Last week, Reddit user c-wizz posted several pictures of what he called “ancient computers” in the vintage computing subreddit. Among the images were several PDP-8/es and one LGP-30. Both models date back to the 1950s. However, the LGP-30 stands out because of its connection to “The Story of Mel.” “The Story of Mel” is a computer programming legend written by ...

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