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The birth of big data: How Simulmatics predicted the future 60 years ago

If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future is a new book by historian Jill Lepore.

Second opinion Google Pixel 4a review: Buyer’s remorse

I was in love with the Pixel 4a. That is, until Google's release schedule made me fall out of love.

There’s a way to weaken hurricanes, but scientists say it’s too crazy to try

There's a weird natural phenomenon that helps to weaken hurricanes destined for the United States. What if we could re-create that phenomenon ourselves?

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra revisited: The good and the bad, six months later

We had never seen anything like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra at launch. Six months later, does it hold up?

The writer of The Meg just launched a giant, virtual sea monster aquarium

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water

Pandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs, and we’ll never get them back

We knew COVID-19 would boost automation. We didn't know it would happen this fast

Neuroscience’s superstar explains how A.I. is weak, why we dream, and more

These dispatches from the bleeding edge of neuroscience will blow your mind

These hilarious ads from the 1980s and ’90s show how far mobile tech has come

There was a time when huge phones looked cool, as these classic commercials show

Meet the MIT artist who builds with fungus and paints with swarms of drones

He's every bit as eccentric as you might imagine

This is how the universe will end (according to a theoretical astrophysicist)

If it's the end of the universe as we know it, how will it go?

For Chinese Americans, WeChat ban threatens their ties to home

Trump's executive order has triggered a wave of panic for Chinese Americans

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus one year later: Is it still worth buying?

With the Galaxy Note 20 series on the horizon, is it still worth grabbing a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

Robots Everywhere: Machines that grow, cook, and serve food

We look at the areas in which robots are interacting with our food, from farming to processing to cooking.

This algorithm could revolutionize disease diagnosis, but we can’t use it yet

Unfortunately, existing quantum computers aren't powerful enough to run it

She lived in a simulated Mars habitat for four months. Here’s what she learned

Apparently, life during a pandemic is eerily similar to living in a geodesic dome

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics

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Boost Mobile adds $100 Coolpad Legacy Brisa to roster

Boost Mobile on Monday announced its latest smartphone, the Coolpad Legacy Brisa. The entry-level handset offers up a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and a dual-camera array on the back.With an expected retail value of $99.99, Boost will offer its newest phone for $79.99 at launch. Moreover, it will make it available at no cost for consumers who switch from another wireless provider.Other specifications in the Coolpad Legacy Brisa include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor with 3GB memory. Storage capacity is pegged at 32GB. A 4,000mAh battery should be strong enough to get most users through a day or two.As far as cameras go, the Coolpad Legacy Brisa has 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors on the rear with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.The Legacy Brisa is available as part of Boost Mobile’s “$hrink-It!” plan, which offers 15GB data for $45 per month. The monthly rate shrinks by $5 after three on-time payments and an additional $5 after six total on-time payments.Boost Mobile, who is now owned by DISH, also recently introduced a “5 under $50” program which is comprised of five rate plans that cost less than $50 per month.

Zhiyun Smooth XS smartphone gimbal review: You get what you pay for

You're going to save a ton of cash buying the Zhiyun Smooth XS, but you'll quickly find out why when

VIP SALE! Use this promo code to save an extra 20% in our store

We’re in the final day of a limited-time promotional VIP SALE weekend and it’s your last chance to save. Up for discount today are physical products.If you hadn’t already taken advantage of it, be sure to check out the promotions we’re running for online training and apps/software.This is the perfect time to pick up a new gadget, toy, or gift. The prices are already great in the AG Deals Store, but we’re going to do you even better. Simply use promo code VIPSALE20 at checkout and we’ll knock an extra 20% off.Valid September 18-21Here are a handful of the more popular products in the AG Deals Store. Be sure to look around as there are tons of great devices, nearly all of which qualify for the discount.ExoGun DreamPro Percussion Massage Device – $96This may just be the most versatile percussion massage device ever made! Customize your percussive power between high-impact recovery therapy and low-impact deep tissue massage for pure relaxation. Seamlessly adjustable and supremely portable, Exogun puts the power of percussion massage in your hands.Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard with Built-In Stand – $56.80While thumb-typing on your smartphone screen may be good enough for tweeting or texting, more wordy activities like typing long email messages, taking notes at conference sessions or writing documents are grueling at best. For that, you need a physical keyboard.This keyboard is the perfect travel companion—its ultra-thin, lightweight, compact design lets you easily take it wherever you go so you can get more done on your tablet or smartphone no matter where you are.LOFT Battery Base for Google Home – $13.60Google Home has great voice-controlled features and quality audio but falls short when it comes to portability, as it must remain plugged-in to work. LOFT is a portable battery base that solves this problem by making Google Home cordless, thus portable, so you can move your device from room to room with ease.Simply slide your Google Home into the top of the LOFT, replacing your current Google Home base and your good to go. LOFT’s built-in battery gives you up to 8 hours of cordless freedom and lets you enjoy Google Home from anytime, anywhere.TicWatch Sport Smartwatch with Google Assistant – $64TicWatch S (Sport) empowers your active lifestyle with the convenience of Google Assistant, fitness apps like Google Fit, and the powerful Google app ecosystem. Google Play brings you your favorite apps onto your wrist that enable sleep monitoring, music detection, multi-language support, and much more.Designed to help you with your fitness goals, TicWatch Sport’s heart rate monitor, step counter, and GPS provide every sensor necessary to comprehensively track and monitor your fitness. Beyond functional, it also boasts an award-winning design — sporty bezel display and breathable watch band with integrated GPS Antenna. It’s splashproof too perfect for the most intense sports, varying weather, and more.Mobile Pixels TRIO: Portable Dual Screen Laptop Monitor – $207.20The TRIO from Mobile Pixels is an innovative multi-screen laptop accessory designed to boost productivity and make it easier than ever to multitask. Perfect for working professionals, gamers, stock traders, entrepreneurs, coders, and students that are on-the-go, it makes it easy to add an additional screen to your setup, wherever you are.Simply plug TRIO into your laptop, and you’re ready to boost your productivity by up to 50%. To make it even easier, the TRIO uses only one cable for both power and data. TRIO is compatible with any Mac, Linux, Chrome, and Android devices via USB connection.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 review: Overpriced and underbaked

The Note 20 takes Samsung's phablet formula and strips away some of the flagship sheen.