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With Apple Pay Later, Cupertino is joining the ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ crowd

Apple made a huge number of announcements during its WWDC 2022 conference yesterday, many of them related to the latest version of its mobile operating system. One of iOS 16’s new features is gaining a lot of attention: a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) option for Apple Pay called Apple Pay Later. BNPL plans have […]

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This smart basketball hoop ensures you never miss a shot

Engineer Shane Wighton has created a smart basketball goal designed to ensure that every shot you throw up goes through the hoop. At its heart, the contraption is a room-scale, cable-operated robot with six degrees of freedom that moves the backboard and hoop using a system of pulleys. Six 8HP motors were deployed to operate […]

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USB-C will become mandatory for all new phones launched in the EU after fall 2024

USB-C cables are extremely versatile, being able to simultaneously transfer data, carry a video signal, and charge electronics at up to 240W. While most devices already use the popular standard, there are still a few holdouts, like Apple’s iPhones. Today, lawmakers in the European Union have finally reached an agreement requiring all phones, tablets, and […]

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Apple iOS 16 supports last 5 years of devices, requires an iPhone 8 or newer

People who own an iPhone or an iPad can attest to getting several years of software upgrades, which is more than you can expect from most Android devices, including those made by Google. Apple’s mobile devices also receive timely updates regardless of the model or mobile service provider, which is why iOS 15 has achieved […]

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Elon Musk says he can walk away from the Twitter deal over “material breach”

Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter is looking even shakier after the world’s richest person threatened to terminate the deal over a “material breach” of the company’s obligations under the agreement. Once again, the issue relates to Twitter allegedly refusing to prove how many bots and fake accounts are on the platform. Musk’s lawyers […]

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HDMI Cable Power removes the need for a separate power connector for active HDMI cables

Longer active HDMI cables usually have a micro USB or USB-C connector to supply power to the internal chipset used for signal boosting. These ports won’t be needed anymore if you get a cable and a source device that are both certified to support HDMI Cable Power. The HDMI Forum has just announced a new […]

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Economist says China must seize TSMC if the US tightens sanctions

The importance of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, better known as TSMC, to the global economy cannot be understated. The world’s largest chip manufacturer has a 54% share of the global chip market, which makes an economist’s call for China to seize TSMC if the US imposes harsh sanctions on the country all the more […]