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    Pokemon Go adding Zarude in its Secrets of the Jungle event

    The mythical Pokemon Zarude is coming to Pokemon Go to celebrate the release of Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. Niantic Pokemon Go is holding a crossover event to celebrate the international Netflix release of Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. The event runs from Oct. 1-10 and features various Pokemon and Research tasks based on the animated film, including the new mythical Pokemon Zarude. As part of the event, game developer Niantic is introducing a limited-time Special Research story that culminates in a chance to catch Zarude — your first opportunity to get the mythical Pokemon in Pokemon Go. The Special Research story can only be obtained…

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    Apple says iPhone cameras can be hurt by motorcycle vibrations

    Angela Lang/CNET If you’ve been rockin’ down the highway with your iPhone mounted on your motorcycle, you might want to think again. On Friday, Apple said certain motorcycle engines can give your iPhone’s camera bad vibes. “Exposing your iPhone to high amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges, specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines, can degrade the performance of the camera system,” the company said in a post on its support site. Get the CNET Now newsletter Spice up your small talk with the latest tech news, products and reviews. Delivered on weekdays. The vibes are channeled through the chassis and handlebars, so you shouldn’t attach your phone to motorcycles…

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 durability: Watch live to see how much this screen can take

    When new flagship phones come out, CNET doesn’t shy away from testing the durability claims made by manufacturers. We’ve done drop tests. We’ve done water tests. When the new foldable phones started coming on the market from Motorola and Samsung, we even did folding tests. Even before the latest Samsung foldables were announced, I’d been trying to figure out a new kind of experiment to gauge the resilience of these phones. Could we test the strength of the hinges with weights? Maybe use it as a shovel at the beach to see if any sand got inside? With the introduction of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and its accompanying S…

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    COVID-19 booster shots for the vaccinated: 8 things you need to know

    Health officials are recommending US adults get a booster shot starting this fall. Sarah Tew/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. Though the plan for COVID-19 booster shots still needs to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, those third jabs are coming. And they’re not just for people with compromised immune systems. On Aug. 19, the Biden administration announced it’s recommending that adults fully vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine get a third shot as a booster. The shots will start to be made available next month.  The booster will provide added protection to the fully…

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    Refinance rates on Aug. 12, 2021: Rates climb higher

    Bruce Bisping/Getty Images Today, several major refinance rates rose. Both 15- and 30 year fixed refinance rates climbed, while 10-year fixed refinance rates also increased. Although refinance rates always fluctuate, they’re currently at record lows. If you’re considering refinancing, now could be the right time to lock in a low fixed rate. Before refinancing, always review your personal finances and compare offers from multiple lenders to find the right refinance mortgage for your needs. 30-year fixed refinance rates The average 30-year fixed refinance rate right now is 3.04%, an increase of 10 basis points compared to one week ago. (A basis point is equivalent to 0.01%.) One reason to refinance…

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    COVID variant fears spur booster shot plans around the world. Here’s the latest update

    Medical studies say that vaccines still provide robust protection against the most dangerous effects of COVID-19 and its variants.  Sara Tew/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. A new analysis published by the UK government’s scientific advisory group says it’s “almost inevitable” a COVID-19 variant will emerge that can resist vaccines, CNN reported Sunday. The analysis is theoretical in nature and has not been peer-reviewed. But it speaks to the deep chasm between those who have and have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, and fuels questions about what governments, public health organizations and vaccine-makers will do next to keep new cases…

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    Bugatti Divo ends production with final, one-off example

    The Divo ends its 40-unit run with a car inspired by Bugatti’s history at Le Mans. Bugatti The final Bugatti Divo has been produced and is currently making its way to a customer somewhere in Europe, the French hyper-luxury, hyper-performance car manufacturer announced this week. Launched at Monterey Car Week 2018, Bugatti (now Bugatti-Rimac) only ever planned to build 40 examples of the Divo, all of which were apparently sold before the reveal. To be honest, there’s no real news here, we just couldn’t turn down an excuse to post a few more pics of this truly rare beast. Bugatti None of the 40 examples are identical. Each $5.78 million…

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    Biden calls voting restrictions ‘unpatriotic’ but ‘not unprecedented’

    Screenshot by Andrew Gebhart/CNET President Joe Biden addressed US voting rights in a speech Tuesday afternoon at the National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia.  “The denial of a full and free election is the most un-American thing, the most undemocratic, the most unpatriotic,” Biden said. “But unfortunately, it’s not unprecedented.” Editors’ top picks Subscribe to CNET Now for the day’s most interesting reviews, news stories and videos. Biden touched on the lie that the US election was stolen and mentioned the many court cases thrown out due to lack of evidence. “The big lie is just that. A big lie.” The speech comes just weeks after the US Supreme Court upheld…

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    Disney Plus: How to stream Black Widow, and everything else about Disney app

    Sarah Tew/CNET Disney Plus has been a breakout success among the wave of new streaming services, thanks to a deep library of shows and movies, buzzy originals and (sometimes) big-screen movies to watch the same time they hit theaters. Next up will be Black Widow, the big-screen Marvel movie that will be available to stream on Disney Plus the same day it hits theaters, July 9. But unlike Luca, the newest movie from Pixar available for subscribers to stream on Disney Plus at no added cost, Black Widow will be available only for subscribers who pay an extra fee. Black Widow will be Disney Plus’ biggest same-day film release so far, but it’ll be available…

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    iOS 14.7 will give the iPhone a few cool new features. Here’s what we know about it

    iOS 14.7 will give the iPhone a few cool new features. James Martin/CNET Apple’s iOS 14.6 update arrived in late May with new features including another way to locate lost AirTags trackers and high-fidelity Apple Music support. But we’re already looking ahead to iOS 14.7, currently available as a public beta.  iOS 14.7 appears to be another small update, which is not a surprise. The big update arrived with iOS 14.5 in April, which includes the ability to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask, stop apps from tracking you for advertising purposes and choose from four Siri voices.  Here’s what we know about iOS 14.7 so far. Plus, check out…