Enlarge / Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, and Karen Gillan star in Jumanji: The Next Level. (credit: Sony Pictures) The intrepid gang of teens who played their way out of a video game two years ago is back and facing a new in-game adventure in Jumanji: The Next Level, the latest installment in the popular franchise" /> Enlarge / Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, and Karen Gillan star in Jumanji: The Next Level. (credit: Sony Pictures) The intrepid gang of teens who played their way out of a video game two years ago is back and facing a new in-game adventure in Jumanji: The Next Level, the latest installment in the popular franchise" />

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Jumanji: The Next Level is less fresh this time around but still lots of fun

Jumanji: The Next Level.”> Enlarge / Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, and Karen Gillan star in Jumanji: The Next Level. (credit: Sony Pictures) The intrepid gang of teens who played their way out of a video game two years ago is back and facing a new in-game adventure in Jumanji: The Next Level, the latest …

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Apple’s new Screen Time Communication Limits are easily beaten with a bug

Enlarge / iOS 13 on an iPhone 11 Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon) A bug in iOS 13.3 allows children to easily circumvent the restrictions their parents or guardians set with the Communications Limit feature in Screen Time. Apple has said it plans to fix the problem in a future software update. The iOS 13.3 update …

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Feds reap data from 1,500 phones in largest reported reverse-location warrant

Enlarge / You’re not the only one looking at your phone’s location history. (credit: Omar Marques | SOPA Images | Getty Images ) Federal investigators trying to solve arson cases in Wisconsin have scooped up location history data for about 1,500 phones that happened to be in the area, enhancing concerns about privacy in the …

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Google’s Pixelbook Go now comes in high-end 4K, $1,399 variant

Enlarge / The Pixelbook Go. (credit: Valentina Palladino) The Pixelbook Go is Google’s latest swing at a high-end, flagship laptop for Chrome OS. The device was announced and shipped in October, but only the mid- and low-end models. As first spotted by Chrome Unboxed, the laptop’s highest-end configuration is now available for $1,399. The new …

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FCC’s “illogical” claim that broadband isn’t telecommunications faces appeal

Enlarge / The Federal Communications Commission seal hangs inside a meeting room at the headquarters ahead of an open commission meeting in Washington, DC, on Thursday, December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Mozilla and other organizations today appealed the court ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, arguing …

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Deep Learning breakthrough made by Rice University scientists

Enlarge (credit: pitju / Adobe Stock) In an earlier deep learning article, we talked about how inference workloads—the use of already-trained neural networks to analyze data—can run on fairly cheap hardware, but running the training workload that the neural network “learns” on is orders of magnitude more expensive. In particular, the more potential inputs you …

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AT&T drops out of FCC speed-test program so it can hide bad results

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Steven Puetzer) AT&T doesn’t want its home Internet speeds to be measured by the Federal Communications Commission anymore, and it already convinced the FCC to exclude its worst speed-test results from an annual government report. “AT&T this year told the commission it will no longer cooperate with the FCC’s SamKnows …

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Guidemaster: Nine gift ideas for the tech enthusiast in your life

Enlarge / Everyone has someone in their life who demands the latest and greatest. This is the tech we think qualifies. (credit: Flashpop / Getty Images) The last installment in our five-part holiday gift guide series this year is tailored for power users—those who know their way around technology and feel uneasy settling for gear …

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The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a crossover you’ll actually enjoy driving

This is the 2020 Mazda CX-30, the company’s latest subcompact crossover. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] SAN DIEGO—The new Mazda CX-30 is a strange and wonderful thing—a subcompact crossover you’ll really enjoy driving. Sitting between the diminutive CX-3 and the heftier CX-5, it is an all-new model for Mazda that shares the same new Skyactiv vehicle …

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The next Xbox has a name and a new design: Behold, 2020’s Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X. It’s tall. And it has a modified controller compared to the Xbox One pad. [credit:Xbox ] The next Xbox console, slated to launch in holiday 2020, finally has a name: Xbox Series X. The system that was formerly dubbed Project Scarlett also has a bold, vertical design and a slightly modified controller, …

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