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Cyber Worries Help Push Doomsday Clock Closer to 2020-02-07 07:00:00The hands on the iconic "Doomsday Clock" moved to just 100 seconds to midnight last month. That is the closest they have come to the final hour sinc

The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News 2020-02-06 14:00:00The open source software movement has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. Many businesses that once considered open source a threat now re

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing 2020-02-05 07:00:00Google misdirected a number of private videos that users of its Google Photos app intended to back up to Google Takeout, sending them instead to stran

Bridging the IoT Innovation-Security Gap 2020-02-04 10:00:00There is a problem with the Internet of Things: It's incredibly insecure. This is not a problem that is inherent to the idea of smart devices. Wearab

Coronavirus Pandemic: 6 Things We Should Be Doing 2020-02-03 17:35:39As I write this, the first studies of the Coronavirus outbreak are coming in. The count now exceeds 17,500 cases in 24 countries. There have been more

Solus Shines With Plasma Desktop Options 2020-01-31 14:40:22Solus, an independent Linux distro based in Ireland, is built from scratch on the Linux kernel and the flagship Budgie desktop. This week's release b

Tech's Role in Addressing Coronavirus and Other 2020-01-31 07:00:00WHO has declared the coronavirus a global health emergency in recognition that the disease risk no longer is confined to China. UN member countries ma

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 2020-01-30 15:47:17We asked ECT News Network's roundtable of industry insiders to reflect on their own personal tech preferences, to speculate on what popular gadgets m

DoubleTake App Turns Your iPhone Into a Multi-Cam 2020-01-29 07:00:00A new iPhone app allows you to capture two high-quality video streams simultaneously from any of the mobile device's cameras. Called "DoubleTake,"

Petitioners Demand Microsoft Release a Free Windows 7 2020-01-28 15:03:16The Free Software Foundation wants Microsoft to keep Windows 7 alive as a free operating system. Microsoft stopped providing free security patches and

With Foldable Razr, Motorola Makes Bid for Old 2020-01-28 13:06:32Motorola is taking orders for its $1,499 Razr foldable smartphone, and units are expected to start shipping on Feb. 6. Motorola made its mark on the m

Is Icahn Attempting a Hostile Takeover of HP? 2020-01-27 19:00:16When it comes to any merger, you often can't trust the reason the firms are merging, particularly if financial rather than operational managers are d


If the Galaxy S20 phones are too expensive 2020-02-14 08:43:00If you'd told me two years ago that Samsung would be selling a phone that starts at $1,400, I wouldn’t have believed you. At the time, you coul

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the iPhone 2020-02-14 08:37:00Update 2/14: The Galaxy Z Flip is available for purchase for $1,380, though the Unlocked and AT&T models are currently sold out. Sprint subscriber

Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective 2020-02-14 06:00:00Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

Yeedi K600 robot vacuum review: Excellent cleaning without 2020-02-14 06:00:00This no-frills robot vacuum is a great option for first-timers.

The Criterion Channel review: The movie-streaming service for 2020-02-14 06:00:00It will never displace Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, but the films—mostly classics, international fare, and cult-faves—rotating through

Broadcom ships the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for 2020-02-13 16:48:00Broadcom has announced what it’s calling the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for mobile devices, supporting 160MHz-wide channels in the 6GHz wireless spectr

Valve locks in Half-Life: Alyx's release date, but 2020-02-13 16:18:00Half-Life: Alyx will release on March 23. It’s not much of an announcement, maybe. We already knew Half-Life: Alyx was due t

Windows 10's first PowerToys app allows custom Snap 2020-02-13 12:00:00Note: We're republishing this story from Sept. 6, 2019, because an update has added multiple-monitor support to FancyZones, which resolves one of its

What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 2020-02-13 06:30:00Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) looks like it’ll finally be giving Windows users something to talk about, after a year’s worth of vanilla u

Cord-cutters: Here's how to audit your streaming TV 2020-02-13 06:00:00Avoid sneaky subscription charges by checking out these links and tools.

Amazon Echo Flex review: This tiny plug-in speaker 2020-02-13 06:00:00Just plug the compact and inexpensive Echo Flex into a wall outlet and start chatting with Alexa.

Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57-57BN) review: Thin, light, affordable, 2020-02-13 06:00:00With its slim profile and featherweight form factor, the Acer Swift 3 deftly balances size, power, functionality and price. Retailing for $700 and wei


Redbox launches free livestreaming and ad-supported TV service New! 2020-02-17 17:59:21Redbox, the company best known for its vending machine movie disc rentals, has launched a new product simply called Free Live TV. The product is exact

Reintroducing Telegram: privately funded private chat with open New! 2020-02-17 17:27:58I started to write an article about the latest update for Telegram, when I realized I might only be speaking to a select few in-the-know users. Far fe

Diablo anime heading to Netflix, plus Overwatch animation New! 2020-02-17 16:53:37Around two years since we last heard rumors about the show, it has been all but confirmed that an anime based on Diablo is heading to Netflix. This pr

3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your New! 2020-02-17 16:34:30An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source

Apple: Coronavirus will cause iPhone shortage and Q2 New! 2020-02-17 16:20:23Apple has warned that coronavirus will cause iPhone shortages and likely cause the company to miss its March quarter revenue guidance, while also conf

Next Apple event tipped for March with cheap New! 2020-02-17 16:13:15Apple’s next event was tipped today by an anonymous source, suggesting that March 31st is the day to watch. This event will quite likely have th

Windows 10 RCS messaging is coming – but New! 2020-02-17 16:03:07A couple of years ago, Microsoft rolled out an app for Windows 10 called Your Phone. Aiming for deeper integration between PCs and smartphones in a po

Plant-based diets may change gut bacteria to protect New! 2020-02-17 15:48:09It’s no secret that one’s diet has a big impact on their gut microbiome, shaping which bacteria strains are present and their quantities.

This 2,700hp Mercedes-AMG x Cigarette Racing 59’ Tirranna New! 2020-02-17 15:44:28Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have a long history of creating high-performance racing boats, but few are as striking as this year’s Miami In

Jeff Bezos announces $10 billion Earth fund targeting New! 2020-02-17 15:02:16Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest person, has committed $10 billion under his newly announced Bezos Earth Fund. In an announceme

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster landing didn’t go according New! 2020-02-17 14:57:34SpaceX started the week by launching another of group of satellites into orbit around the Earth. The actual satellite launch appears to have gone acco

iPhone SE 2 release gets analyst double-down despite New! 2020-02-17 14:46:25Apple’s new budget iPhone is still on track for a launch this year, it’s predicted, with the iPhone SE 2 – aka the iPhone 9 –


Porsche Taycan caught on fire — burning down New! 2020-02-17 17:16:28 A Porsche Taycan electric car caught on fire at a residence in Florida yesterday, leading to significant damage to the house and a complete loss of t

Quick Charge Podcast: February 17, 2020 New! 2020-02-17 16:00:07 Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and ou

Fuel-retail chains are visiting Norway to ponder a New! 2020-02-17 15:43:06 Nearly 1 in 5 cars in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, are fully electric. The reality that such a place exists has sent oil and fuel-reta

Tesla can sell in Colorado, but Rivian can’t. New! 2020-02-17 14:58:36 A new bill, SB 167, has been introduced in Colorado which would allow electric vehicle manufacturers to bypass the state’s direct-sales ba

Tesla is working on technology to revolutionize the New! 2020-02-17 14:35:34 Tesla is working on technology for “a scalable hierarchical energy distribution grid” that could revolutionize how the electrical grid di

DEWALT 20V Cordless Trimmer and Chainsaw $279, more New! 2020-02-17 13:23:57 Today only, Home Depot offers the DEWALT 20V Cordless Electric String Trimmer and Chainsaw for $279 shipped. Regularly $325 or more, this bundle

VW will fund dealers to wage local marketing New! 2020-02-17 13:03:12 Dealerships are often the weakest link in the EV marketing pipeline. An automaker can run flashy, expensive ads about EVs at the national level &ndas

How fourth-graders won their campaign for school solar New! 2020-02-17 11:31:53 A group of fourth-graders at Big Hollow Primary School in Ingleside, Illinois, completed a writing and science project three years ago on why solar p

EGEB: Britain sets a new daily record for New! 2020-02-17 11:15:35 In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Wind sets a record of 44% of Britain’s daily energy consumption due to Storm Ciara. How th

Tesla has ‘6 years lead over Toyota and New! 2020-02-17 10:36:56 A new Tesla Model 3 teardown ordered by the Nikkei Business Publications came to the conclusion that Tesla is “6 years ahead of Toyota and VW&r

Tesla Autopilot saved two families, say owners in 2020-02-17 09:35:30 Two Tesla owners in two different Model X vehicles going in two different directions were hit by the same falling tree on the road and claim that Aut

2020 RadRover Step-Thru review: Rad Power Bikes’ upgrades 2020-02-17 08:54:24 Rad Power Bikes essentially needs no introduction. They’ve been a heavyweight contender in the modestly-priced e-bike space for years now. With