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Oyama E8D II Review: This folding e-bike gets almost everything right


After testing a few e-bikes this year, it’s quickly become apparent that they are the fastest way to get around a crowded city like New York, especially if you want the optional workout. But there are a few important caveats. For one, e-bikes are typically big and heavy; many city dwellers already forgo regular bikes because they take up too much space in a small apartment or they don’t want to walk them up a flight of stairs. For another, you’ll be even more paranoid about locking them up. You’ll need at least two heavy-duty locks to protect your pricey…

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin is rising again’


Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Locke used to say: Let’s whip up a knowledge omelette! Bitcoin price We closed the day, December 05 2019, at a price of $7,448. That’s a respectable 2.68 percent increase in 24 hours, or $195. It was the highest closing price in four days. We’re still 62 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended…

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Report: Apple’s flagship 2021 iPhone won’t have any ports


Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is at it again, this time with a bold claim about an iPhone that’s nearly two years away. According to the generally accurate Kuo, at least one variant of the 2021 iPhone will have no ports whatsoever. While most of us assumed Apple would make the switch to USB-C at some point, it now seems like this might not be the case. According to Kuo, the 2021 iPhone will “provide the completely wireless experience” (via 9to50Mac). Kuo expects the charging port will be removed from the flagship model first. Because of course, power users are the…

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OnePlus built a piano out of 17 phones because why not


Tech companies love to advertise their products with musical gimmicks. Last month, a Google ad showed off an incredibly impractical DJ rig built out of Pixel 4s to show off the phone’s gesture controls in the most basic way possible. And now OnePlus has built a full-sized piano out of seventeen 7T Pros to show off the fact it has, umm, a touchscreen, I guess? In OnePlus’ own words: Watch the OnePlus Phone Piano dial up the Christmas magic on its mission to connect people with what really matters this festive season—each other. With classical pianist Karim Kamar lending a…

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Google brings the Pixel 4’s amazing voice recorder app to older Pixels


One of the Pixel 4‘s best features may also be its most unassuming. Not the fantastic camera or cool-but-inconsequential radar gestures, but rather the phone’s voice recorder app. Instead of just taking simple audio clips, the app is able to actually automatically transcribe speech, making it easy to copy the text for use elsewhere or to skip ahead to a specific moment. As cool as the app is though, we always knew there was no big reason for it to be exclusive to the Pixel 4. Now Google is finally bringing it to other devices, starting with the Pixel 2 and 3…

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler appointed as US senator’


Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As de Beauvoir used to say: If you love yourself, you won’t do drugs! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, December 04 2019, at a price of $7,252. That’s a minor 0.93 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$68.10. It was the lowest closing price in seven days. We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s…

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Samsung to reportedly announce S10 and Note 10 ‘Lite’ this month


It seems Samsung still has some major smartphones to release before the S11 arrives next spring. Over the past couple of days, leaks have all but confirmed Samsung is working on an S10 Lite (A91) – not to be confused with the S10e – and Note 10 Lite (A81). Though we first heard about the Galaxy S10 Lite/A91 over the summer, yesterday reliable leaker @OnLeaks published a set of renders of the phone in partnership with 91mobiles. The S10 Lite had previously been confirmed by an FCC filing. The phone looks largely similar to the upcoming Galaxy S11, notable for…

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Uber will soon let you ‘favorite’ drivers (in California, at least)


It’s not very often you get the same Uber driver twice, but the company could soon make that easier. In California, Uber now lets you set a driver as a ‘favorite’ in its app after you’ve rated them five stars. This feature was first tested in the UK earlier this year, but now appears to be expanding to other regions. The feature doesn’t seem to do much for now other than serve as a sort of bookmark. But Uber says “in early 2020, riders will be able to request their favorite drivers when scheduling a trip in advance.” Favorite drivers…

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DATA: Robinhood users are really bad at portfolio diversification


Can Robinhood users actually call themselves Robin Hoods, or is it just another tool for the rich to rob the average Joe? In this series we’re diving deep into Robinhood’s public data to uncover insights on its users’ activity. Welcome to part two, where we’ll combine Robinhood’s data with other public sources to quantify the level of risk Robinhood users are taking, specifically in relation to how well (or poorly) diversified their portfolios seem to be. At the start of November, we downloaded the full Robintrack database, which records how many Robinhood users hold a particular stock over time. While…

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin’s market cap is now on par with Netflix’s’


Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Plato used to say: Time is money! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, December 03 2019, at a price of $7,320. That’s a minor 0.05 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$3.82. It was the lowest closing price in six days. We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at…

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