Climate change: Why it could be time to cut back on new gadgets and HD streams

We need to cut global emissions, and fast – and in doing so, tech businesses are both part of the the problem – and the solution. A new report from the UK’s Royal Society finds that as technologies keep growing at pace, the onus is on the digital sector not only to reduce its own carbon footprint, but also to come up with innovative ways to reverse climate change globally. 

While there is no exact figure that sums up the impact of digital technologies on the environment, the report estimates that the sector currently represents between 1.4% and 5.9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the industry is projected to make huge strides in the coming years: for example, the total number of internet users is expected to reach 5.3 billion by 2023, up from less than four billion in 2018. 

All this extra connectivity comes at

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Best Tech Gifts for Holiday 2020: PC Gaming, Smartphones, Streaming, and More Gadgets

How is this possible? Well, it comes down to the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture. It has 2nd generation Ray Tracing Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and lightning fast G6X memory to push performance to the limit. It also has 3rd generation Tensor Cores, and these are worth highlighting, as they’re the secret to one of the RTX 30 Series’ trump cards: DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). Using the dedicated AI processing Tensor Cores, the RTX 30 Series unleashes the power of artificial intelligence to produce higher resolution graphics without the same rendering overhead. The result? Smoother gameplay that still stuns visually in supported games – like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Fortnite, Minecraft, F1 2020, Final Fantasy XV, Hideo Kojima’s epic Death Stranding, and many more. 

Learn more more about the best NVIDIA holiday deals here.

NVIDIA Laptops

GeForce RTX Laptops – $999 and Up

If you want

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Kmart launches a massive Cyber Monday sale on popular gadgets



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Kmart Australia has launched a one-off Cyber Monday sale with prices slashed on home gadgets – including a WiFi projector, a $29 smartphone and a dash camera.

The retailer is selling popular tech products at affordable prices that are ‘too good to miss’, which is available exclusively online only for shoppers in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

For one day only, customers can snap up bargains such as a $99 two-in-one WiFi projector with DVD player or a $39 full-HD dash camera.



graphical user interface: Kmart Australia has launched a one-off Cyber Monday sale with prices slashed on home gadgets - including a $99 WiFi projector, a $29 smartphone, a $39 dash camera, a $99 soundbar and wired subwoofer, a $15 selfie light stand and a $499 gaming monitor


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Kmart Australia has launched a one-off Cyber Monday sale with prices slashed on home gadgets – including a $99 WiFi projector, a $29 smartphone, a $39 dash camera, a $99 soundbar and wired subwoofer, a $15 selfie light stand and a $499 gaming monitor

Take your small screen to the big screen at

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The Latest and Greatest Tech Gadgets to Improve Every Aspect of Your Life



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21 problem-solving gadgets that’ll help make your tech troubles disappear

When’s the last time your phone died while you were away from home? Have you ever shattered your screen? What about when all the charging cords in the house mysteriously disappear?

The good news is there’s a smart solution for most tech problems. Tap or click for my answers to five common tech frustrations, like spotty Wi-Fi and scanning documents from home.

Some questions need more attention. You can ask me your tech questions on my site, or post your tech questions to my Q&A Forum to get solid answers from me and other tech pros.

Other problems can be solved with the right product. I found 21 problem-solving gadgets that will make you say, “Why didn’t I buy this sooner?”

1. Problem: You can’t hear the dialogue clearly while watching TV.

Solution: You need to add the right soundbar to your setup. If you have

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Tech gifts 2020: The best electronics and gadgets for your favorite techie

Get high-tech this Christmas and Hanukkah with the latest and greatest electronics and gadgets for staying connected — and zoning out. Here are our picks for the top tech gifts for the 2020 holiday season.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset​
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset​

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset

These new headphones provide fully immersive sound while gaming, with top-notch noise canceling and all-day comfort. Remove the gaming module and they’re stylish headphones for music. $330 at bose.com

IQAir Atem Personal Air Purifier
IQAir Atem Personal Air Purifier

IQAir Atem Personal Air Purifier

Designed to clean your personal breathing zone, this small, ultra-sleek air purifier can be placed on your desk at work or home, in a car on smoky days or anywhere you need some fresh air. $399 at iqair.com

Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick

The latest, third-generation release has more power for faster streaming in full HD. It also adds a

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Buy two: Tech gifts and gadgets so cool you’ll want one for yourself too

Many of us are clinging to the idea of a relatively normal Christmas, and while this may or may not be the case, gift-giving over 2020 is still going to happen. 

In light of potential delivery delays, new stay-at-home orders, and potential restrictions on our high streets, it’s worth ticking off items on the Christmas shopping list slightly earlier this year — if at all possible — and there are some great technology gifts and gadgets out there worth considering. 

The holiday season may not be full of cheer; however, there are some cool and useful tech gifts available — and some of them might tempt the gift-giver, too. 

Below, ZDNet has compiled a list of our top picks of cool tech products for Christmas that might lure you to pick up two and keep one for yourself. After the year we’ve had, who would blame you?

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The most exciting new tech gadgets of 2020 are designed for the future, not today



a close up of a building: Apple's iPhone 12 Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider


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Apple’s iPhone 12 Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider

  • Some of the year’s major new tech products, from the 5G iPhone 12 to foldable phones and new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, are based on technologies that aren’t quite useful yet — but will be in a few years.
  • Today’s widely delayed 5G networks, for example, aren’t much faster than 4G LTE networks. 
  • 5G was positioned as being the biggest upgrade in Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup.
  • Foldable phones like the Microsoft Surface Duo and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 are still likely too expensive to justify the benefits they offer for most people.
  • And next-generation gaming consoles rely on technology that most TVs don’t support right now.
  • Taken together, these technologies are more significant for the foundation they lay for the years to come rather than their immediate usefulness. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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Tech & Gadgets 2017 – The New York Times

Tech & Gadgets 2017

Wirecutter staff members spend their time researching and testing products so you can easily pick the best gifts for the most tech-savvy people in your life  — and those who just want a pair of gloves to use with their phone. 

These items were independently chosen by editors of The New York Times and Wirecutter. The Times may earn a commission on purchases through these links

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Inexpensive gifts: Best tech and gadgets for under $100

Christmas is fast approaching, and due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many of us will be tightening our belts this year.

However, you don’t need to spend a fortune over 2020’s holiday season while gift-giving, with the huge range of tech gadgets and accessories on the market  — ranging from smart home devices to gadgets that make working from home slightly easier — that come in at an affordable price.

 Below, we’ve compiled our best picks to make the hunt for gifts over Christmas easier. 


Make your home smarter with Alexa

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Smart, intelligent homes are now firmly established and an entryway to enter this field is a home hub, such as the Amazon Echo Dot. In light of a demand for more affordable Internet of Things (IoT) home gadgets, vendors including Amazon have now rolled out smaller versions of their flagship products, and the fourth-generation Echo

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