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Continuous scrolling comes to mobile Google Search

Enlarge / See that spinny thing at the bottom of the page? It's going to load more search results any second now... (credit: Google) Google is rolling out a big update to mobile search today: continuous scrolling. Now, instead of making you tap to load the next page after your usual 10 links of search results, Google will just load...

Fixes for AMD Ryzen performance, other Windows 11 issues rolling out to testers now

Enlarge / A PC running Windows 11. (credit: Microsoft) Now that Windows 11 is out, the arduous process of fixing the new operating system's bugs can begin. The OS got its first Patch Tuesday update earlier this week, and now another update is rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels. It fixes a long list...

What to expect from Apple’s Mac-focused October 18 event

Enlarge / Apple could be getting ready to show us the next stage of the MacBook Pro's development. Another month, another Apple event. Fresh off a September event that delivered new updates for the entire iPhone lineup, some new iPads, and a gently tweaked Apple Watch, Apple is preparing for another event on Monday, October 18. And...

You may soon be able to answer phone calls on your Chromebook

Enlarge / Samsung Galaxy Chromebook. (credit: Samsung) Chromebooks, which are powered by Chrome OS, are generally viewed as a simpler alternative to Windows and macOS systems. But as more Chromebooks flirt with four-figure price tags—take, for example, the Asus Chromebook Flip C436, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, and recently announced...

Tile’s 2022 lineup has longer battery life, longer range, and a UWB model

Enlarge / OK from left to right, we've got: The Tile Pro, another Tile Pro, the credit card-style Tile Slim, Two Tile Mates, and the tiny Tile Sticker. (credit: Tile) It seems like everybody has been invading Tile's turf recently, from Apple with its AirTags to Samsung and its SmartTags. Tile isn't going to take it lying down, though,...

Passengers couldn’t fly after NHS vaccine passport went offline

Enlarge (credit: VOO QQQ) England's COVID Pass system went offline for hours on Wednesday, causing British travelers to remain stranded at airports. Some passengers couldn't board their flights, while others suffered delays as both the National Health Service (NHS) website and app experienced issues. Delays and missed flights An NHS...

Alexa and Airplay 2 find $800, airship-shaped home in Bowers & Wilkins smart speaker

Enlarge / Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin in midnight gray. (credit: Bowers & Wilkins) England-based audio brand Bowers & Wilkins is offering audiophiles another ride on its Zeppelin, but this time, there's a new friend on board. The Zeppelin speaker that was announced on Wednesday marks the first new addition to the series since...

PowerPC fork of Firefox that lasted for over a decade has reached the end of the road

Enlarge / An old PowerBook G4 running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Microsoft Word 2008, and the TenFourFox browser. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) It has been well over a decade since PowerPC Macs roamed the earth—so long that the Intel Macs that replaced them are themselves being replaced by something else. But to this day, there's a small...

Verizon’s Visible cell customers hacked, leading to unauthorized purchases

Enlarge (credit: Steve Halama) Numerous Visible Wireless subscribers are reporting that their accounts have been "hacked" this week. Visible runs on Verizon's 5G and 4G LTE networks and is owned by Verizon; it is not a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Suspicions of a data breach at Visible started Monday when some customers...

“Hacker X”—the American who built a pro-Trump fake news empire—unmasks himself

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) This is the story of the mastermind behind one of the largest "fake news" operations in the US. For two years, he ran websites and Facebook groups that spread bogus stories, conspiracy theories, and propaganda. Under him was a dedicated team of writers and editors paid to produce deceptive...

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