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What’s the Best New-Car Deal for January 2020? | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Cars.com Illustration by Paul Dolan Car shoppers this month might wish they could rewind the clock to just before the decade of Kraken memes, Fyre and Vine expired. The final weeks of the 2010s saw ever-accelerating discounts on new cars — J.D. Power projected December incentives to reach a record-high $4,600 per vehicle — ...

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Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after major security breach

After a user discovered that his Google Nest Hub was showing images from a stranger’s home when he tried to stream from his own Xiaomi security camera, the software giant has disabled any integration between its smart home systems and the Chinese tech manufacturer. The instance was reported by Reddit user /r/Dio-V and was then picked up by Android Police. ...

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All the Pickup Truck News: Rivian Spins Into the New Year and Which Brand Will Finish Behind Ford? | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Rivian R1T Cars.com photo by Mark Williams Remember Rivian? The electric truck and SUV brand first showed off its R1T pickup and R1S SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, with both vehicles using the same all-electric “skateboard” platform and four-motor (one in each wheel) setup. Ford has invested a reported $500 million ...

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Love playing Draw Something or Words With Friends? Change your password now

A new report from Have I Been Pwned has revealed that a data breach at the online game company Zynga back in September affected 170m users. To make matters worse, the Zynga hack ranks 10th among Have I Been Pwned’s list of its all-time largest hacks of user information. In September, Zynga admitted that it had suffered a breach that ...

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2021 BMW iX3: 4 Things You Should Know About This Electric X3 | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2021 BMW iX3 Manufacturer image BMW’s plans for electrifying its model lineup take another step forward with the introduction of the all-new iX3. Don’t let the name confuse you: This isn’t an SUV version of BMW’s current i3 electric vehicle. This is an electric version of the X3 compact SUV, which we already knew ...

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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo Takes Major Range Hit From EPA | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry The 2020 Porsche Taycan has been billed as a Tesla Model S fighter, a performance-oriented all-electric sedan designed and built by people who know a thing or two about making a car go fast in straight lines and around curves, loaded with technology and luxury. ...

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Apex Legends’ Most Overpowered Gun Has Been Nerfed

Apex Legends recently received a major update that increased the level cap and introduced numerous other changes to Respawn’s well-liked battle royale game. But amidst these big changes, one element remained the same – the dominance of the Peacekeeper shotgun, which remained overpowered after an earlier, light nerf. Thankfully, Respawn promised that the gun would be fixed, and after a ...

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Apple Store in Sydney Closing January 5 to Undergo Renovations

Apple today announced that its flagship store in Sydney, Australia will be temporarily closed starting January 5, 2020 to receive “creative updates.” As noted by 9to5Mac, this will likely include a Forum and Video Wall for Today at Apple sessions, and the Genius Bar could be replaced with a more casual Genius Grove area. Apple Sydney was the company’s first ...

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Google Home devices bricked by latest firmware update will get replaced

Numerous reports of bricked Google Home and Home Mini devices began to emerge from users on Google’s forums and Reddit (as spotted by Android Police) over the last month. To Google’s credit, the company was quick to acknowledge the problem, and it now says the cause has been discovered and will be rolling out preventative measures shortly.  According to a ...

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek Gets Price Bump, Standard Safety Tech for Base Model | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium Manufacturer image Subaru has released details of the 2020 Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid with slightly higher prices than the 2019 versions and added features for some trim levels, most significantly EyeSight safety and driver assistance tech newly standard on the base model with the continuously variable automatic transmission as it ...

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Sick of cleaning your headphones? These new LG earbuds clean themselves

In the race to build better and better true wireless headphones, LG might have found a killer feature… a germ-killing feature that is: The new LG Tone+ Free true wireless headphones have a UV light built into the case that kills germs while the headphones are charging.   We’ve seen these types of features on other peripherals in the past, ...

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