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Richard Lawler


Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Richard:

Google's AR tools make it easier for apps to apply face filters

Now some Android phones can easily add high-quality face filtering effects. → Read More

The Morning After: Amazon drop 'LotR' hints

We're closing things out with a teaser from Amazon, as well as a preview of Samsung's big Galaxy S10 event. → Read More

Twitter removes tweet from Iran's leader, citing company policy

Once again, Twitter has run into a sticky situation while deciding when and how to apply its content rules. Buzzfeed News reports that it removed a tweet from a... → Read More

The Morning After: Mars Opportunity rover, R.I.P.

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Some sad news as NASA declares that its Mars Opportunity rover is no more. Happy news though: Nintendo dropped a ton of g... → Read More

Tesla pushes Sentry Mode, Dog Mode updates to its EVs

Less than a month after Elon Musk said Sentry Mode for Teslas would be "coming soon" the update has started to roll out, along with a couple of other tweaks. In... → Read More

LG's G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too

Even though we've likely seen all of the outside of LG's next flagship phone, there's still a lot to learn about the G8 ThinQ and the company is sticking to its... → Read More

'Tetris' is now a battle royale game exclusive to Nintendo Switch

Forget Apex Legends, there's another new free-to-play battle royale game now: Tetris 99. This version of the classic puzzle game is launching today on Nintendo... → Read More

The Morning After: IBM's AI debate team

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the middle! Games-maker Activision Blizzard had its best year yet -- but it's laying off hundreds of employees... → Read More

Google admits that Android Things are only smart speakers and displays

When we first heard about Google's Android Things platform in 2016 (and even earlier when it was Project Brillo) the idea was that it could bring additional int... → Read More

Apple's new augmented reality exec shows how important the tech is

Bloomberg points out that an executive formerly in charge of iPhone marketing for carriers, Frank Casanova, has a new title: "Senior Director, Worldwide Product... → Read More

What's on TV: 'Far Cry,' 'Crackdown 3' and 'Umbrella Academy'

This week is a big one for streaming platforms, as Amazon premieres its documentary series uncovering the truth surrounding Lorena Bobbitt, and Netflix presents... → Read More

The Morning After: Speak & Spell's return

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! The theme today is looking back, whether it's to mid-90s HTML, some of our highlight stories fro... → Read More

Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support

Google has moved the latest version of its Chrome OS from beta to release status, and with the arrival of version 72 there are changes you'll notice -- if you'r... → Read More

The 'Captain Marvel' site revisits classic 90s web design

No matter your level of excitement over the first Disney+-exclusive Marvel movie, if you remember web browsing in the days of 28.8 dial-up and web rings then th... → Read More

The Morning After: Billionaire blackmail

Apple mends its messy FaceTime bug, and you can get your Taco Bell fix delivered, nationwide, courtesy of GrubHub. → Read More

Take a look at the world's largest 3D-printed rocket engine

It's a long way from taking on Blue Origin or SpaceX, but UK startup Orbex is confident enough to show off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineeri... → Read More

Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding

After AT&T decided to start rolling out "5G Evolution" branding on phones and networks that use 4G LTE Advanced technology, competitors have had to make dec... → Read More

EA's 'Apex Legends' already topped 10 million players

It has only been a few days since EA and Respawn Entertainment's battle royale entry appeared, and so far Apex Legends is getting a decent reception. Respawn CE... → Read More

Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of 'extortion and blackmail'

Nearly a month after the National Enquirer published a story about Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos' relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez, Be... → Read More

The Morning After: A leaky toilet on the ISS

Need another reminder to turn on two-factor authentication? → Read More