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Amazon takes on TCL’s Roku TV with low-cost HDR Fire TV
Things are looking a lot brighter for Amazon's collection of Fire TV Edition sets. The company is introducing three new smart televisions made by Toshiba that bring HDR support to the product line for the first time. The displays are also going up for sale at an appealing price point. The Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV HDR is an LCD…

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Guidemaster: The best dash cams worthy of a permanent place in your car
Update: Our original Dash Cam Guidemaster was published in March 2018, but we recently tested out some of the newest options and updated our picks—just in time for 2019 summer road trips. If you've ever been in a fender-bender or a serious car accident, you can appreciate the importance of a dash cam.

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The Falcon Heavy rocket launched early Tuesday—two cores made it back safely
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will attempt its most technically demanding mission yet on Monday night, with a rideshare flight organized by the U.S. Air Force. Company founder Elon Musk has characterized the mission as "Our most difficult launch ever." During this Space Test Program-2 flight, the world's most powerful operational rocket will attempt to deliver 24 different payloads into three…

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Amazon takes on TCL’s Roku TV with low-cost HDR Fire TV television
Things are looking a lot brighter for Amazon's collection of Fire TV Edition sets. The company is introducing three new smart televisions made by Toshiba that bring HDR support to the product line for the first time. The displays are also going up for sale at an appealing price point. The Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV HDR is an LCD…

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Late night launch: SpaceX preps Falcon Heavy for “most difficult” flight
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will attempt its most technically demanding mission yet on Monday night, with a rideshare flight organized by the U.S. Air Force. Company founder Elon Musk has characterized the mission as "Our most difficult launch ever." During this Space Test Program-2 flight, the world's most powerful operational rocket will attempt to deliver 24 different payloads into three…

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AT&T sued over hidden fee that raises mobile prices above advertised rate
AT&T is facing a class-action complaint over its practice of charging a $1.99-per-month "Administrative Fee" that isn't disclosed in its advertised rates. As the complaint notes, "AT&T prominently advertises particular flat monthly rates for its post-paid wireless service plans." But after customers sign up, the telco "covertly increases the actual price" by tacking on the "bogus so-called 'Administrative Fee,'" according…

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DHS cyber director warns of surge in Iranian “wiper” hack attacks
With tensions between the US and Iran on the rise following the downing of a US military drone last week, the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning that Iran is elevating its efforts to do damage to US interests through destructive malware attacks on industrial and government networks.

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The 2019 Audi A7 might be all the car anyone ever needs
High expectations can be a killer. We see this all the time—the let-down sequel to a great movie or the indulgent sophomore follow-up to a brilliant debut album. It also applies to cars; ask any fan of the Mk2 VW Golf for their opinion of the Mk3 as proof. As humans we fall in love, too easily perhaps, with inanimate…

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Bill Gates calls failure to fight Android his “greatest mistake”
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently gave a wide-ranging interview to VC firm Village Global, and at one point, the topic of mobile came up. Gates revealed his biggest regret while at Microsoft was a failure to lead Microsoft into a solid position in the smartphone wars. In the software world—particularly for platforms—these are winner-take-all markets.