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ESPN Plus is getting its second price hike of 2021, Catie Keck

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ESPN Plus monthly and annual subscription costs will go up beginning August 13th, the second price increase for the service in 2021. The new price hike has made the service’s annual plan increase by about $20 this year alone. A spokesperson for ESPN Plus confirmed to The Verge that the service will hike from $6 to $7, while the annual …

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Google shares transition plans for unified desktop file syncing Drive app, Ian Carlos Campbell

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Google announced its plans to transition users of its consumer file syncing desktop service, Backup and Sync, onto a new unified app that both consumers and business clients can use called Drive for desktop. Google plans to start onboarding users next week on July 19th, 2021, and encourages people who used Backup and Sync to make the switch by the …

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The best space board games of 2021, ,

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With Summer here and the holidays on the horizon, it’s time to start shopping. For those in your life who love both space and game nights, Space.com has you covered. We’ve have kept their eyes peeled for the best space-related board games to launch your tabletop into the final frontier. Take a look below for some of the best board …

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Verizon’s new filter blocks spoofed phone numbers that are too close to yours, Catie Keck

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Verizon wants to help curb those obnoxious “spoofing” calls from similar area codes to your own with a new tool called Neighborhood Filter. Spoofing is the method used by spammers to make a number appear similar to your own so you’re more likely to answer the call. Verizon’s new Neighborhood Filter will allow Verizon customers to send these calls directly …

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Best robot vacuum for 2021 – CNET, Brian Bennett

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Time to put the broom, dust bin, upright vacuum back in the closet — your robot vacuum is now in charge of housekeeping. Robot vacuums are now real appliances — gone are the days when they were only found in the pages of classic science fiction, or in Jetsons-like midcentury dream homes. Current models boast of features like sophisticated sensors, …

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Secretly throttling is never okay, Sean Hollister

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Last Tuesday, AnandTech caught OnePlus doing the previously unthinkable — throttling the performance of its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 9 Pro. Seeing “inexplicable” slowdown, the publication discovered the phone was diverting a laundry list of popular apps away from its Snapdragon 888’s high-performance cores. The company’s excuse? It was all an attempt to save battery life. Today, OnePlus is …

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The best Star Trek gifts and deals for 2021, ,

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Live long and prosper! “Star Trek” is in a new golden age with numerous new series on the air now: “Star Trek Discovery” and “Star Trek Lower Decks” all have new seasons in 2021, with season two of “Star Trek: Picard” coming in 2022. Whether you’re a fan of these newer franchises or the older ones, there’s sure to be …

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Elon Musk will fly to space with Virgin Galactic: reports, ,

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SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has booked a ride to suborbital space with Virgin Galactic, according to media reports. Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, made just such a trip on Sunday (July 11), flying on the first fully crewed spaceflight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity space plane. It was the fourth spaceflight overall for the …

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Black players on England football team bombarded with racist abuse on social media, Kim Lyons

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Social media platforms have been inundated with racist messages and posts directed at three Black players on England’s football team, following a tough loss to Italy on Sunday in the UEFA Euro 2020 championship match. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie, and Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were among England’s players to participate in a penalty …