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The Keychron K3 is the mechanical keyboard I've been waiting for

No, really, I waited months for it. Thankfully, it was worth it.

This Thing Rules

This phone has an 'invisible' selfie camera, but is it any good?

ZTE's Axon 20 5G is the world's first phone with a selfie camera embedded underneath the display. The $450 question is whether the selfies are fire or trash.

Say cheese!

Forget 'Call of Duty': This classic PC shooter game is $7 right now

Experience true military combat like nothing else for less than a Call of Duty skin pack.

Good Finds

Hyundai’s radical Ioniq 5 EV makes Tesla look outdated

Elon Musk is getting some pretty serious competition in the electric vehicle market.

Tech

How to turn your iPhone into a recording studio

A few pieces of hardware and some apps go a long way.

How-to

Mourn Daft Punk with behind-the-scenes photos of its iconic helmets

Daft Punk has retired, but its contribution to robot cosplay lives on.

Culture

Wearing Reebok's Zig Kentica 2: A cool sneaker you can actually afford

Free from hype, this pair is an easy pick-up and a worthy addition to anyone's shoe collection.

Style

Huawei beats Samsung with gap-free foldable, but there's one major flaw

The Mate X2 looks like it's straight out of a sci-fi movie. It's a shame the foldable is missing one important feature.

Design

One of Nike’s most cushiony Air Max sneakers are 44% off right now

Old school meets new school in these comfy, classic throwbacks.

Good Finds

One of Bethesda's grungiest FPS games is free on PC right now

Nothing beats free especially when everyone had to pay full price up until a few days ago.

Good Finds

8 stylish beanies to keep your head warm for under $50

Surely the Arctic blast is enough motivation.

Style

How to dress like Rihanna when you don't have Rihanna money

No record money, no problem. Here are 8 Riri essentials all under $100.

Style

Design

Is this the new iMac? Leaks of new pastel-hued models suggest so

From mint to pink, the rumored lineup looks both modern and like smartphones of five years ago.

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Jon Prosser, creator of Front Page Tech and a regular leaker of news about Apple, has put out a selection of images that allegedly show what the new 2021 iMac will look like. According to a YouTube video from Prosser, Apple will offer the iMac in five new colors. As it stands, iMacs come in two colors: silver, or "Space Gray" for the Pro variant. A move to pastels would be a real departure, as would squaring the edges and rear and moving away from the swooping lines that have dominated recent generations of Apple's all-in-one desktop computers.

24.2%

How many Alexa Skills have a privacy policy.

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If you’ve ever been worried about the security or privacy credentials of your Alexa-connected devices, there’s some new data that may have you unplugging them immediately. Researchers from Germany’s Ruhr-Universität Bochum as well as North Carolina State University and Google are putting forth new vulnerability findings based on an analysis of 90,194 unique Alexa Skills from seven different Skill stores across the globe. The issues stem from a negligible amount of safeguards from Amazon that are fairly easy to circumvent for anyone who's so inclined.

Gaming

You'll have to wait even longer for 'Cyberpunk 2077's' next big patch

Get it together, people.

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Is Cyberpunk 2077 cursed? Developer CD Projekt Red continues to suffer blow after blow with the release of the game. The latest news reveals that Cyberpunk 2077's next major patch, 1.2, will not go live until the latter half of March this year. CD Projekt Red explains the delay as the result of being hit with a ransomware attack earlier in February.

In an official statement, the developer said, "While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen — we’ll need some additional time."

"Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates," they add. "We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we’re now aiming for release in the second half of March."

Bloomberg reports that the developer refused to pay the ransomware attackers, which barred employees from accessing their own platform. This means that all programs and tools required for the patch to work were out of reach.

Style

How to get a super exclusive Nike shoe while also helping people in Texas

The Whitaker Group is hosting a draw for its "Nike Waffle One," with an added donation button to support families affected by the recent winter storm.

After unveiling A Ma Maniére’s Air Jordan 3 collaboration, the Whitaker Group revealed it would release a "Nike Waffle One" sneaker, exclusively available at sneaker boutique Social Status. Prior to the launch, however, Whitaker Group announced it would delay the Waffle One’s release date — for a good cause. To help support families in Texas, where a winter storm left millions without power or water, the company announced it would extend the draw for its Waffle One, with an option for participants to donate any amount with their entry. While the wait may be disappointing for sneakerheads, the Whitaker Group has provided them with even more time to enter the shoe raffle, and better yet, an opportunity to help those in need.

That said, this isn’t the first time a raffle has been disrupted. Most recently, and perhaps most infamously, Trophy Room raffled off its Jordan 1 “Freeze Out,” and was plagued by errors, backdooring claims, and angry participants. The disastrous event put a damper on the draw system, which has become more popular as drops see an increase in bots and resellers.

Despite the backlash, Carpet Company announced it would raffle off a pair of its collaborative Nike Dunk High sneakers, with every $20 purchase on Carpet Company’s website automatically granting shoppers one raffle entry. But to combat the same issues Trophy Room faced, the skate brand will cancel any “suspicious” orders.

Culture

McDonald's has been surveilling workers involved in the 'Fight for $15' movement

The company argues it's all in the name of "safety."

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Rather than work on finding a mutually agreeable compromise with workers involved in the "Fight for $15" movement that seeks to boost workers' minimum wage to $15 an hour, McDonald's is spending money spying on those involved with the initiative, according to a damning and expansive report by Vice.

The outlet reviewed internal documents and spoke with two former employees who were familiar with McDonald's history of collecting "strategic intelligence" on workers involved with Fight for $15 and other unionizing or labor-focused activities. Employees who sought higher wages and a healthier work-life balance have been branded as "security threats" and McDonald's has defended its actions under the guise of ensuring the safety of other workers.

Good Finds

One of Nike’s 'trashiest' shoes are 43% off right now

These Nike sneakers are so eco-friendly since they're literally made of recycled trash.

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If you want some lifestyle sneakers with a minimal environmental footprint, Nike has you covered. Last year, Nike introduced the "Space Hippie" line — funky yet futuristic shoes made from factory scraps and recycled materials. As you can see, they're ugly and beautiful at the same time.

Space Hippies come in four different styles so far and typically costs at least $130+ for a pair. That's a solid price for shoes designed to look straight out of the future, but letting nothing go to waste, Nike just kicked 43% off the "Space Hippie 04" down to $73.

Sustainable Good Looks — So how are these made exactly? Each shoe features a Flyknit upper body made from recycled t-shirts, yarn scraps, and plastic water bottles. Then, the "crater foam" midsole is literally made of garbage thanks to ground-up Nike factory rubber scraps. That said, the midsole is extremely comfortable and cushiony.