Best cheap gaming laptops under $1,000 to get in 2019

Gaming laptops running Nvidia’s new RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080 graphics cards are now readily available. But, unless you’re prepared to spend at least $1,500, you’ve got a bit of a wait ahead of you before prices drop below $1,000. The good news is the prices on older laptops with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs started …

Google’s CEO says it may never launch that censored search engine it made for China

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Google has been experimenting with a censored search engine that would work in China, but it’s not sure if it will ever launch the service, CEO Sundar Pichai said Monday.  Pichai, speaking during the Wired25 conference at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco, said Google started the internal project — dubbed Project Dragonfly — to …

Amazon creates Amazon Hub brand for locker, pickup point services

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  Amazon on Tuesday said it created a new global name — Amazon Hub — for its many lockers and pickup services. Hub includes Locker, the company’s self-service pickup and return kiosks that first came out in 2011. There are also staffed pickup and return spots, many at college campuses. Those have been renamed Locker+, …

A high stakes game is being played between the tech giants

Because companies like Apple don’t rely on ads targeting, they can make life hard for Google and Facebook while protecting customers privacy at the same time. Picture: Matt Rourke

FACEBOOK and other digital companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Now, two web browsers want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning “cookie” data files used to …

The latest Facebook security breach could earn you some coin

Facebook has been at the centre of a number of high profile attacks recently, causing major frustration to users. Picture: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

HACKED Facebook users could be owed as much as $11,000 in compensation as a result of the security breach revealed last week. Legal experts have told The Sun that damages could run into the “thousands” for anyone affected by the hack — if you can prove that you felt distressed. Hackers gained access to 50 …

Google Doodle gives us love bugs for Valentine’s Day

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On the prospect of falling in love, American songwriter and composer Cole Porter once reasoned, in one of his more famous songs, ‘Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it. Let’s fall in love.’ Perhaps Google, which has recently shown affection for the animal kingdom on Valentine’s Day, had …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to fix ‘filter bubbles’ on the social network

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Social media sites such as Twitter can reinforce certain political viewpoints or biases by surfacing posts they think its users want to see. It’s a problem that Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey admits the company is trying to solve, but he’s not blaming it on the algorithms. ‘I think Twitter does contribute to filter …

Infowars is down on Pinterest, but still up on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is quickly disappearing from the internet, though some accesses to his site Infowars is still available on the web. Pinterest is the latest platform to take down Infowars’ page on Monday after multiple people flagged the conspiracy theory account to the company. ‘Consistent with our existing policies, we take action against accounts …