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Android will get an answer to Apple AirTags. Here's how UWB location tech works

A new Tile tracker will use ultra wideband to pinpoint your keychain or purse. Google support should help the Tile Ultra match Apple's iPhones and AirTags. → Read More

Fingerprint checking YubiKey Bio security key helps banish passwords

The key builds two-factor authentication into one $80 USB device. And Google gave 100,000 of its own Titan security keys to high-risk account holders. → Read More

Samsung's next-gen chip technology delayed until 2022

The company's 3-nanometer manufacturing technology is late, but its more advanced 2nm successor will arrive in 2025. → Read More

Samsung delays next-gen chip technology until 2022

The company's 3-nanometer manufacturing technology is late, but Samsung also announced that its more advanced 2nm successor will arrive in 2025. → Read More

Quantum computer maker D-Wave embraces its rivals' approach

The oldest quantum computer maker tears up its product road map. → Read More

Fingerprint ID in YubiKey Bio security key helps banish passwords

The key builds two-factor authentication into one $80 USB device. → Read More

Intel's Loihi 2 speeds effort to make neuromorphic chips like human brains

The chip also is a key product in Intel's plan to reclaim its processor manufacturing prowess. → Read More

Intel's Loihi 2 speeds up effort to build chips like human brains

Most AI chips are for doing a special kind of math. Neuromorphic computing is very different. → Read More

DNA data storage startup expands into DNA computing, too

Catalog believes chemistry is a viable alternative to electronic circuits. → Read More

April Fools' copy-paste button for lazy programmers now actually for sale

A prank on the Stack Overflow site becomes a real product. → Read More

Amazon's new AZ2 chip powers Echo AI like voice recognition, visual ID

The second-generation neural processor is 22 times faster than the previous model. → Read More

Adobe Lightroom is getting more powerful with AI-based selection tool

Your brain can spot the subject of a photo. Now Adobe's photo editing software is getting a similar capability. → Read More

This new Plugable hub comes with the latest USB-C and Thunderbolt ports

The $189 hub turns one laptop port into three, each supporting the new USB 4 and Thunderbolt 4 communication standards. → Read More

Brave browser adds private videoconferencing with $7 premium option

The company doesn't know the identities of people using its new Zoom competitor. → Read More

How to delete your password for Microsoft online services like Outlook.com and Xbox Live

The software giant already has enabled passwordless login. This is the next step. → Read More

I'd love iPhones with USB-C. It seems Apple might someday make them

Commentary: The way Apple sings USB-C's praises and offers it in its new iPad Mini could signal that the iPhone ecosystem will drop Apple's proprietary Lightning port. → Read More

Apple's iPhone fix and everything else you need to know about Pegasus spyware

Governments aren't happy with software that targeted activists, journalists and executives. To thwart it, Apple patched an iOS hole Pegasus exploited. → Read More

Woolly mammoths could walk the Earth again by 2027 if CRISPR startup succeeds

Colossal lands $15 million to restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic. The CRIPSR startup thinks it can birth calves in four to six years. → Read More

I want an iPhone with USB-C. It seems Apple might someday agree

Commentary: Apple's praise for USB-C and its use in the new iPad Mini could be steps toward moving the iPhone ecosystem off Apple's proprietary Lightning port. → Read More

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro should make you care about LTPO displays

The technology enables phone screens with fast, responsive refresh rates without draining your battery so quickly. → Read More