Lime launches its first car-sharing service in Seattle

It's true: after a long time focusing on scooters, Lime is ready to delve into four-wheeled transportation. The startup is launching a car-sharing service, LimePod, that will be available in Seattle as of this week. As with scooters, it'll cost jus…

That Tesla Model 3 Performance’s DQ at Global Time Attack Wasn’t Really A Surprise

Truly, there’s nothing worse than a fanboy. Yesterday, we covered the Tesla Model 3 Performance racer who got disqualified at a Global Time Attack Super Lap event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park because his car wasn’t running on an approved fuel type—i.e. gasoline. He was even pulled mid-podium, according to the video of…

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Dealmaster: Take 22% off an Nvidia Shield TV 4K media streamer

Dealmaster: Take 22% off an Nvidia Shield TV 4K media streamer

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Nvidia’s Shield TV, which is currently down to $140. That’s a $40 discount, tied for the lowest price we’ve seen for the 4K media streamer.

The Shield TV has been around for a few years, but it’s still the box to own if you want Android TV. Nvidia continues to support the device with regular updates, and the hardware remains more than fast enough to keep everything smooth. While Roku and Amazon offer 4K HDR streamers for far less, the Shield is more flexible when it comes to local file support, with a couple of USB ports for connecting external peripherals and the ability to serve as its own Plex server.

It works with both the Google Assistant and Alexa—the latter requires a pre-existing Alexa device—and can be paired with a tuner to show live TV. The Shield also works like a pseudo game console with Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming service, though this deal doesn’t include the company’s game-controller accessory. The only glaring downside is that it lacks Dolby Vision HDR, unlike the Apple TV 4K.

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We unbox the $200 “power armor” Fallout ’76 version so you don’t have to

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A surprise showed up at my doorstep last night: the Fallout ’76 “power armor” edition, arriving ahead of the game’s official launch at 12:01am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 14). This $200 special edition has been sold out for quite some time, as it was announced well before the game began receiving more public scrutiny.

But even though its sticker price includes a DLC-loaded version of the retail game, most of its cost is made up of Fallout series swag. Even if you’re wary about the game’s buggy beta period, is there still enough here to justify the insane cost for a series diehard?

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Senators call for FTC investigation into ads in children’s apps

Last month, a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics described just how prevalent advertising is in apps geared towards children, and its findings have now led three Senators to ask the FTC to investigate. Senator…

Here’s the first teaser for the final season of Game of Thrones

The survivors of the first eight seasons of <em>Game of Thrones</em> will face the Night King and his army of White Walkers and wights in the final season.

Enlarge / The survivors of the first eight seasons of Game of Thrones will face the Night King and his army of White Walkers and wights in the final season. (credit: HBO)

It has been a long wait for the final season of Game of Thrones, and sadly, the wait is not quite over yet. But HBO has thrown hungry fans a bone with a shiny new teaser trailer. There’s no new footage from the upcoming episodes, but we do get one full minute featuring some of our favorite moments from seasons past.

(Some spoilers from prior seasons below.)

Game of Thrones is the HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling Song of Ice and Fire series of novels—for those of you who’ve been living under a rock since the show debuted in 2011 and turned into a bona fide global phenomenon. It’s a ratings blockbuster for HBO that has won multiple Emmys and may be one of the most expensive TV series ever made, thanks to numerous film-quality battle scenes, CGI dragons, and a simply massive all-star cast of characters. Bonus: it’s got a killer theme song and opening title sequence.

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Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): A classic, updated

Until now, the Kindle Paperwhite had three mortal enemies: water, airplane seatback pockets (just me that keeps leaving them on planes?) and book snobs. While there's no hope for the latter, one of those issues isn't long for this world, as this year…

How Much Does Your Car Cost In England?

That old Lexus wagon right there? That’s my car. It’s a 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross. When I bought it last year it had the all-clear from a Lexus dealership, and roughly 73,000 miles on it. I paid (not to brag) $10,250 for it, which was roughly market rate. A very similar car just sold in England for £500.

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Google adds always-on VPN to its Project Fi cellular service

Google adds always-on VPN to its Project Fi cellular service


Today, Google announced a new feature for its Project Fi cellular service: an always-on VPN. Project Fi’s VPN previously was used to encrypt traffic while connecting to a network of free public Wi-Fi hotspots, but now Google will enable the VPN for all your traffic, be it over the LTE service or a Wi-Fi connection.

For now, the always-on VPN will need to be turned on in the Project Fi settings, where the feature is called “Enhanced Network” and labeled a “beta.”

“When you enable our enhanced network, all of your mobile and Wi-Fi traffic will be encrypted and securely sent through our virtual private network (VPN) on every network you connect to, so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that others can’t see your online activity,” Google’s blog post says. “That includes Google—our VPN is designed so that your traffic isn’t tied to your Google account or phone number.”

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Moment’s latest telephoto lens is designed for newer phones

Moment released a telephoto lens for phones back in 2014, but it was designed for small phones like the iPhone 5S and quickly developed distortion on phones with larger camera sensors. You had to investigate alternatives like OlloClip's upcoming Pro…