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In-race tire pressure ‘management system’ to be used at Paris-Roubaix by Team DSM

Team DSM have confirmed that its riders will be using built-in management systems for tire pressure at Paris-Roubaix, meaning riders will be able to adjust pressure from controls on their handlebars during the course of the race. Earlier today the UCI officially authorized the technology, in a press release that confirmed that a specific product …

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Why Your New iPhone Is Way More Scratched Than Your Old One

Photo: ARIMAG (Shutterstock) My iPhone’s display is a mess. Some of that mess makes sense: I expect nicks and scratches on my screen when my iPhone, say, falls out of my pocket onto cement. However, many of these scratches have mysteriously accumulated over time, through no misuse of my own. Under direct sunlight, it’s a …

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The simple, 9-minute, no-attack method for beating Elden Ring

Elden Ring doesn’t look that hard in this sub-nine-minute speedrun… In the nearly two months since Elden Ring was released, the average player has reportedly needed dozens of hours to finish the “main story” portion of the game. Given that, the fact that the speedrunning community can now demonstrate a complete start-to-finish Elden Ring run …

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 is dead, long live the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 series reached its end-of-life status this week. Samsung will no longer provide regular security updates for the old flagships, so if you rely on the original firmware, the phones will become increasingly insecure with each passing day. Still, the Galaxy S9 had a good run—a great run, even. The four-year-old flagship …

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Ford Shelby, Chevy Corvette raise nearly $2M to benefit Ukraine

A bidder paid $1 million for a 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake signed by the legendary Carroll Shelby and an Official Indy Pace Car 1986 Chevrolet Corvette convertible during the Barrett-Jackson auction livestreamed from Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday afternoon. Every dollar of the package sale goes to humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian …

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Meta’s Gaming Showcase Will Make Or Break Quest 2’s 2022

Slowly but surely, the Meta Quest 2 is evolving beyond its roots as a gaming headset. Subscriptions to workout apps have turned the standalone headset into a viable fitness wearable, whereas the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the benefits of virtual productivity. Meta, meanwhile, is increasingly trying to push the device’s social features as it doubles down …

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Top Stories: WWDC Announced, iOS 15.5 Beta, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, and More

It took until April to get official word, but we finally have a few details on the 2022 edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC will once again be a free online event for all developers, and we can expect to see lots of software announcements and perhaps a few hardware ones too, if we’re …

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You don’t need to install an antivirus app on your phone

Many of us have been conditioned into thinking we need to install antivirus or malware protection apps on our phones lest we become a victim of some shady group of people who want our data. That’s bad information, which Check Point’s recent report on alleged protection apps which steal folks’ banking information really drives home. …

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The era of fixing your own phone has nearly arrived

When I called up iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens, I figured he’d be celebrating — after years of fighting for right-to-repair, big name companies like Google and Samsung have suddenly agreed to provide spare parts for their phones. Not only that, they signed deals with him to sell those parts through iFixit, alongside the company’s repair …

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