Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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The Original Muppet Show Is Coming to Disney+ in All Its Glory

38KGizmodo / 7h
The Muppets are one of those tricksy chunks of IP that fans almost categorically love the more the creations skew towards the original series’ comedic stylings and sensibilities. After a pair of so-so modern Muppet features , a sendup of The Office , and the short-lived Muppets Now , Disney’s finally come to its senses… Read more...

Synthetic cornea helped a legally blind man regain his sight

7KEngadget / 15h
A legally blind 78-year old man has regained his sight after being the inaugural patient to receive a promising new type of corneal implant, Israel Hayom has reported. Developed by a company called CorNeat , the KPro is the first implant that can be integrated directly into the eye wall to replace scarred or deformed corneas with no donor tissue. Immediately after the surgery, the patient was abl

Blind man regains sight thanks to Cyberpunk 2077-like synthetic cornea

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The implant is the first synthetic product to integrate itself into the eye wall.

AirPods Max iFixit teardown discovers the reason for the price tag

SlashGear / 9min
As always, Apple launched the AirPods Max with a premium price tag that proved to be controversial even among fans of the company. And as always, too, that price tag is being justified by appeals to sound quality as well as design. Now, iFixit has finally concluded its month-long investigation of the headphones and, despite the self-repair experts’ opinion of … Continue reading

Wattpad, the storytelling platform, is selling to South Korea’s Naver for $600 million

56TechCrunch / 23min
Wattpad , a 14-year-old, Toronto-based, venture-backed storytelling platform with reach into a number of verticals, is being acquired Naver, the South Korean conglomerate, in a $600 million cash-and-stock deal. Naver plans to incorporate at least part of the business into another of its holdings, the 16-year-old publishing portal Webtoon, which Naver launched in 2004, brought to the U.S., and tha

Here's What Google Didn't Say In Its Promises About Our Privacy

Gizmodo / 32min
Roughly a month after being hit with a pretty damning antitrust suit led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Google issued its response on Sunday via a public blog post tackling some of the more “misleading” allegations. Read more...

Beats Flex wireless earbuds are about to get new chill colors for winter

SlashGear / 49min
Apple’s Beat Flex wireless earbuds are about to launch in two more color options, ones inspired by the cool days of winter. Starting at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET tonight, the Beats Flex will be available in Smoke Gray and Flame Blue, both with a pastel-like saturation similar to the already-available Yuzu Yellow and much lighter than the … Continue reading

Need cheap NBN? This Spintel deal will get you unlimited NBN 12 for the lowest price

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 51min
The budget ISP knocks down the price of its most affordable broadband plan even further.

Chrome 88 brings improved password security and management

SlashGear / 54min
Although there is no shortage of password managers promising better protection for online accounts and apps, that often means you will have another piece of software to maintain and mind apart from your web browser. Modern browsers, of course, now have their own password management systems that does pretty much the same things, just for website and web apps. With … Continue reading

Aussies can now order UFC 257 to watch Conor McGregor's return – here's how

64TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Kayo Sports is the place to be to catch the Fight Island action – we tell you how to order UFC 257 now and what else your subscription gets you.

Astro Slide 5G slider phone specs and shipping date get finalized

SlashGear / 1h
Phones are designed to cater to the general public as much as possible but there really is no such thing as a “one size fits all” phone. From the earliest days of mobile devices to the present era that has seen the birth of foldable phones, some users still dream of different designs and features to cater to their particular … Continue reading

Reflections on the first all-virtual CES

56TechCrunch / 1h
I’ve spent more time than I care to mention over the last several years wondering aloud about the value of in-person trade shows. There’s something seemingly antiquated in the idea of jamming a bunch of people in a room, walking from booth to booth. Sure, they’ve fulfilled an important need in the past, but aren’t they just a relic in this hyperconnected world? I’ve always assumed that if trade s

Make Your Tresses Bounce for Days With the Best Leave-In Conditioners for Curly Hair

21Lifehacker / 1h
Top Product: Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream | $14 | Sephora Read more...

How to watch the 2021 Biden Inauguration Day event live

SlashGear / 1h
Tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th of January, is Inauguration Day in the US, marking the start of Joe Biden’s term as the 46th US president. The inauguration will happen in an event at the US Capitol in Washington DC — and though you can’t attend yourself, you can still watch it live using a variety of platforms. The Inauguration Day events … Continue reading

Joe Biden’s Team Arrives For The Inauguration On One Of The Worst Airlines In America

View from the Wing / 1h
After the events of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol, Joe Biden nixed plans to take a chartered Amtrak train down to D.C. and flew instead. Only he wasn't flown by the Air Force. He and his team and accompanying media took private charters from Wilmington, Delaware to Joint Base Andrews. Continue reading ...

Microsoft Teams update will make remote learning a little less tricky

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The new Class Insights tab in Teams provides teachers with a single view of both individual student and class performance.

Everything you need to know about menstrual discs

Mashable / 2h
Over the winter holidays, I found myself bearing down in my shower, twisting my body into ungodly positions to try to dislodge a menstrual disc and remove it. A horrifying thought came to mind after a few minutes: What if it’s stuck ? I’ve gone to the ER for sillier things, and avoided it for worse, but I definitely did not want to put further strain on my local hospital during a pandemic for thi

'Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning' heads to Switch on March 16th

51Engadget / 2h
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is making its way to Nintendo Switch on March 16th, publisher THQ Nordic announced today . The 2020 remaster of 2012’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning first came out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It comes with all of the game’s currently available DLC. What’s more, THQ Nordic plans to release a new expansion for the game called Fatesworn later this year. While

2021 USPS Forever Stamps will feature stunning NASA Sun images

SlashGear / 2h
NASA has captured a dizzying array of Sun images showing our star off in a variety of light, using contrast and color to showcase coronal loops, sunspots, coronal holes, plasma blasts, solar flares, and more. A selection of these images, each showing different solar phenomena, are coming to the USPS in the form of new Forever Stamps. The US Postal … Continue reading

Brave web browser adds native support for peer-to-peer IPFS protocol

Brave Browser IPFS•
100+TechCrunch / 2h
The decentralized tech community is aiming to find support for technologies that go beyond cryptocurrency support. In a blog post today the team at Brave announced that they have worked with Protocol Labs to integrate native support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) inside their browser. The peer-to-peer file-sharing standard launched in 2015 and has been gathering support among open-sour

Elon Musk said it was ‘Not a Flamethrower’

100+TechCrunch / 2h
After two days locked up in an Italian prison, American Max Craddock was finally able to make his case to a judge. “It’s not a weapon of war,” his lawyer told the investigating magistrate . “It’s a toy they sell to children.” Craddock had been arrested in the Sardinian port city of Olbia in June 2018 after trying to board a private party bus with a collectible flamethrower from Elon Musk’s latest

Could a Small Test Screen People for Covid-19?

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world.

What Are the Best House Slippers?

Lifehacker / 2h
Because I’ve been stuck at home for longer than I could have ever anticipated, and with no end in sight, this morning I made the chaotic decision to buy two new pairs of slippers, one our own Ignacia introduced me to on Slack clearly inspired by Yeezy Boosts and another requiring my foot to go up Kirby’s ass . But, of… Read more...

A New SolarWinds Malware Strain Is Discovered

45Gizmodo / 3h
SolarWinds: it’s the hack that keeps on growing. On Monday, researchers announced the discovery of yet another malware strain used by foreign hackers to infiltrate a wide milieu of American government agencies and companies. Read more...

Daily Crunch: Microsoft backs Cruise

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Autonomous vehicle company Cruise raises a $2 billion new round, Netflix keeps growing and WhatsApp faces more privacy concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for January 19, 2021. The big story: Microsoft backs Cruise Cruise announced today that it has raised $2 billion in new funding at a $30 billion valuation, with Microsoft joining as a new investor. (Previous backers GM and Honda also participat

Wyze Handheld Vacuum arrives for cars and small messes

SlashGear / 3h
If you’ve been putting off getting a handheld vacuum for those times when pulling out the full-size vacuum is overkill, Wyze has a new offering that you may find exciting. Simply called the Wyze Handheld Vacuum, this new product has launched with a limited quantity available (initially, at least), and as is the company’s nature, the price is fairly low … Continue reading

Asus's Next Gamer Phone May Be Doing Dual Screens in a Delightfully Ridiculous Way

Gizmodo / 3h
Asus is no stranger when it comes to putting two displays on a single laptop , but for its next gaming phone, Asus is apparently looking to push some boundaries by putting a small secondary display on the back of the upcoming ROG Phone 5. Read more...

Podchaser raises $4M to build a comprehensive podcast database

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Podchaser , a startup building what it calls “IMDB for podcasts,” recently announced that it has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Greycroft. In other words, it’s a site where — similar to the Amazon-owned Internet Movie Database — users can look up who’s appeared in which podcasts, rate and review those podcasts and add them to lists. In fact, CEO Bradley Davis told me that the startup

'Hitman III' is a series best that twists the familiar into something new

Hitman 3 Review One•
24Mashable / 3h
Make no mistake: Hitman III is a victory lap. Yes, it's absolutely a "full" game that is ready to thrill you for however many hours you spend in it. Its six assassination destinations are comparable in size, scale, and flexibility to each of the two games that preceded it in IO Interactive's reboot trilogy. You'll spend at least an hour or two in each one, and much more than that if you start dig

Could a Smell Test Screen People for Covid?

300+NYT > Technology / 3h
A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world.

How to Buy and Sell Records Online

20Lifehacker / 3h
If you fancy yourself something of an audiophile and Spotify doesn’t cut it for you, you might be itching to start (or build out) your own record collection. Transitioning to vinyl opens doors to an entire musical universe that may not even be available on Spotify or other streaming services. Whether you’re looking to… Read more...

Here's how to watch Inauguration Day 2021

400+Mashable / 3h
This year, Inauguration Day promises to be unlike any other. Not only are we swearing in President-elect Joe Biden as the nation’s 46th president only 14 days after an attempted coup, we are also swearing in Kamala Harris as the very first woman, Black person, and South Asian person as vice president. Huzzah! The event is expected to begin around 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 20, and will feature

Netflix Is Finally Adding a Streaming Roulette Feature as It Clinches 200 Million Subscriptions

81Gizmodo / 3h
Netflix has officially amassed 200 million subscribers, but the company isn’t planning to rest on its laurels. Read more...

Adthena acquires Kantar’s paid search business

84TechCrunch / 3h
Adthena is expanding its partnership with market research company Kantar by acquiring Kantar’s paid search business. The two companies announced an agreement earlier this month , through which Adthena data will be integrated into Kantar’s ad intelligence product. Now, through this new acquisition, Adthena said Kantar search clients will get access to the Adthena product suite. Kantar moved into t

Drone-focused construction startup TraceAir raises $3.5M

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Bay Area-based construction startup TraceAir today announced a $3.5 million Series A. Led by London-based XTX Ventures, this round brings the company’s total funding up to $7 million. The raise includes existing investor Metropolis VC, along with new additions Liquid 2 Ventures, GEM Capital, GPS Ventures and Andrew Filev. We first noted the company back in 2016 , when it pitched a method for usin

Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the future. Alt text is a field in an image’s metadata that describes its contents: “A person standing in a field with a horse,” or “a dog on a boat.” This

Qualcomm repackages last year’s flagship SoC as the “Snapdragon 870”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870•
28Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Qualcomm ) Qualcomm is repackaging a chip from last year into the "Snapdragon 870." Last year's flagship SoC was the Snapdragon 865 , and then Qualcomm released the slightly up-clocked Snapdragon 865+ . The Snapdragon 870 seems to be a 865++. It's another clock bump. Qualcomm has a totally impenetrable product lineup, so it's hard to know if any single non-flagship SoC announceme

Study reports low-fat plant-based diet beat low-carb diet in fat loss

SlashGear / 3h
A new study from the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) reports that when it came to fat loss, participants fed a low-fat plant-based diet experienced better results than participants fed a low-carb animal-based diet. Participants in both groups were allowed to eat as much as they wanted. READ: Study finds plant-based diets cause a surprising … Continue rea

Netflix’s ‘Shuffle Play’ feature will roll out to all users worldwide this year

94TechCrunch / 3h
Netflix is always in search of a better way to instantly connect users to something to watch, instead of having them waste time unsuccessfully scrolling through all the available programming options. Now, the company says a recent test focused on solving this problem, Shuffle Play, has proven popular enough to roll out to all users worldwide. In the streamer’s Q4 2020 earnings , announced today,

Brave is the first browser to integrate new IPFS protocol

Brave Browser IPFS•
44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
IPFS integration brings a number of benefits to Brave users including lower bandwidth costs, decentralization and access to censored content.

Your Guide to 2021's Biggest TV, Part 1

81Gizmodo / 4h
Finally, 2021 is here , and with it, so much television to look forward to. In fact, there’s so much, we’re breaking down our big new year preview of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and superhero shows into three massive parts! Ready for part one? Read more...

How to Get Apple TV+ Free for a Year

63Lifehacker / 4h
Apple is expanding its free trial program to give you even more time to sample Apple TV+ at no cost. The streaming service is home to a growing slate of original programming—recently including Justin Timberlake’s Palmer , M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant, and The Oprah Conversation —so if you’ve been considering giving it a… Read more...

A first look at Qualtrics’ IPO pricing

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Earlier today, Qualtrics dropped a new S-1 filing , this time detailing its proposed IPO pricing. That means we can now get a good look at how much the company may be worth when it goes public later this month. The debut has been one TechCrunch has been looking forward to since the company announced that it would be spun out from its erstwhile corporate parent, SAP. In 2019, the Germany-based ent

US Military Has Recorded Thousands Of UFO Sightings

View from the Wing / 4h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Bitcoin Miners Are Heating Chicken Coops With Their Rigs

500+Futurism / 4h
Space Heater Cryptocurrency mining computers don’t just eat up a ton of power; they can also put out so much heat that some miners are making their rigs work double duty by mining bitcoin and keeping their homes warm, as The Wall Street Journal reports . In fact, some cryptocurrency miners are using their beastly systems to warm chicken coops in the winter, or maintaining temperatures in small gr

6 elite statuses I plan to earn this year and 3 I’ll let lapse

The Points Guy / 4h
My stance on loyalty has changed significantly over the years. When I first began traveling, I’d book the cheapest flights and lodging I could find. I earned online travel agency rewards but otherwise didn’t care about loyalty. However, in 2015 I earned American Airlines Platinum status through a status challenge . The following year, I did a few mileage runs to earn American Airlines Executive P

What's New on Disney+ in February 2021

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Back in the days of TV on DVD, no series was treated better than The Muppet Show —until it wasn’t. Disney produced lavish full-season sets for the series, including nifty bonus features, and even packaged them in flocked “fuzzy” boxes meant to replicate the supple feel of a Muppet’s... coat? Skin? For three of the five… Read more...

AirPods Max teardown hints at secret feature Apple didn’t tell you about

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Two new breakdown videos show that the AirPod Max’s headband can be removed – and potentially swapped – if it’s not to your liking.

These Butterflies Use Their Putrid Genitalia to Keep Rivals Away From Mates

24Gizmodo / 4h
A chemical produced by the male genitals of this tropical butterfly is so repulsive, scientists refer to it as an “anti-aphrodisiac.” Read more...

Astronomers Discover “Spider Stars” That Tear Apart Other Stars

1KFuturism / 4h
An international team of astronomers have spotted a new type of “spider star” — highly energetic pulsars that tear up their companion stars in binary systems. These highly energetic celestial objects have long fascinated astronomers because they flicker in the night sky in regular rhythms. But before we go on, let’s take a couple of steps back. When a supergiant star collapses in on itself follow

Fired former data scientist Rebekah Jones arrested, tests positive for COVID-19

90Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Florida's handling of the pandemic has been... a mixed bag. This beach was hopping on May 20, around the same time Jones publicly claimed the state fired her for refusing to manipulate Florida's COVID-19 data. (credit: Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images ) Florida police have arrested former state data scientist Rebekah Jones, accusing her of breaking state laws prohibiting accessing computer s

Netflix shares soar as it passes 200M paying subscribers

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100+TechCrunch / 4h
Netflix capped off a year of impressive streaming growth by adding 8.5 million net new paying subscribers during the fourth quarter. That means the streaming giant now has a total of 204 million paying subscribers worldwide — net growth of 37 million new subscribers for the full year, up from 28 million net additions in 2019. The company also reported that it brought in $6.64 billion in revenue a

How Much a DUI Can Cost You

52Lifehacker / 4h
Aside from the obvious danger, getting behind the wheel while drunk can be one of the costliest financial mistakes you’ll ever make. A first-time DUI costs an average of $6,500 per driver, although that can easily climb up to $30,000, depending on a few factors. Here’s a look at how a DUI affects your wallet. Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 rugged tablet brings its pen and LTE to the US

SlashGear / 4h
Samsung is bringing its newest rugged Android tablet to the US, and while the Galaxy Tab Active3 may not be as sleek as a Galaxy S21 Ultra, it’s a lot more welcome on work sites and in warehouses. Announced last year, the toughened tablet meets not only IP68 dust and water resistance standards but MIL-STD-810H ruggedness ratings too, meaning it … Continue reading

The Biggest Thing Missing From Joe Biden's Climate Plan: Plastic

28Gizmodo / 4h
President-elect Joe Biden has promised to decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid by 2035 and implement a host of other climate policies, which in theory would discourage fossil fuel companies from extracting more oil and gas. But instead, it could just push them to find other uses for their products: Specifically,… Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of January 19, 2021

80Gizmodo / 4h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Hilton Honors Card From American Express Review (2021)

60One Mile at a Time / 4h
Hilton Honors American Express Card 7x points at Hilton properties 5x points at restaurants 5x points at gas stations Annual Fee: $0 | See Rates & Fees | Terms Apply. Apply Now Hotel credit cards can be incredibly valuable. Typically the cards have reasonable annual fees, and offer outsized value, ranging from annual free nights to elite status . What’s rare is to see a hotel credit card that off

The 10 Best Deals of January 19, 2021

80Lifehacker / 4h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Netflix grows to over 200 million subscribers globally

Netflix 200M 2020 2021•
200+Engadget / 4h
As the company predicted , Netflix has topped 200 million subscribers, reporting ( PDF ) 203.66 million paying customers worldwide. Netflix also noted that its original TV shows accounted for nine of the top ten most Google’d series in 2020. Netflix also plans to roll out the shuffle play feature that picks something for you to all of its customers in the first half of this year. The streamer pro

CBS All Access will be replaced by Paramount+ in March

SlashGear / 5h
CBS All Access, the standalone streaming app that provides access to the vast CBS content library and the live channel, will be going away in early March. Here to replace it is Paramount+ from ViacomCBS, something the company said it would offer in place of CBS All Access way back in September. Now we finally know the launch date and … Continue reading

Everything coming to Netflix in February 2021

21Mashable / 5h
Read more... More about Netflix , February , Entertainment , Movies Tv Shows , and Streaming Services

Dr. Rachel Levine, Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of health, is poised to make history

Biden Levine Health•
1KMashable / 5h
President-elect Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine for U.S. assistant secretary of health Tuesday morning. Levin would be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate — which has just begun confirmation hearings for Biden's cabinet choices — according to the Biden-Harris transition team. As assistant secretary of health for the Department o

How to watch SpaceX's Starlink launch

32Mashable / 5h
SpaceX will launch the first batch of 60 Starlink satellites from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 20 at 8:02 a.m. ET, if all goes according to plan. You can watch the launch here . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Elon Musk , Spacex , Spacex Launch , and Spacex Falcon 9

Snag Amazon’s Solid Fire HD 8 Tablet for Just $60

32Gizmodo / 5h
Fire HD 8 Tablet | $60 | Amazon

The Dark Web's Largest Forum for Stolen Credit Card Data Is Shutting Down

44Gizmodo / 5h
Another large cybercrime forum appears to be biting the dust. Read more...

Control heads up a new batch of Xbox Game Pass games for January

SlashGear / 5h
We find ourselves in the middle of January, and that means Microsoft has detailed a new batch of games that will be heading to Xbox Game Pass throughout the rest of the month. There are a lot of big-name titles hitting the service in the next couple of weeks, and most people with a Game Pass subscription will probably want … Continue reading

Simulate 'World of Warcraft' to Find the Best Gear Upgrades

54Lifehacker / 5h
While you might still be a terrible World of Warcraft player who can’t get good parses to save their life, don’t let your gear hold you back. I can’t help you become a better player if you’re just button-mashing you way through the game, but there are plenty of tech tools you can use to ensure that you’re not losing… Read more...

How and when to build marketing teams at deep tech companies

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Deep tech startups develop cutting-edge innovations with the power to truly revolutionize society. The founding team members at these companies often come from deeply technical backgrounds, which powers rapid product progress but can create bottlenecks on the go-to-market side. In this post, I outline the answers to four key questions around marketing at early-stage deep tech companies that are p

Today’s best tech deals: Lots of Switch games, Fire HD tablets, and more

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster includes a number of discounts on first-party Nintendo Switch games. While most of the deals don't reach the lowest prices we've ever seen, the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Super Mario Odyssey , Super Mario Party , and Super Mario Maker 2 are all down to $40, bringing them each about $10 cheaper than their usual street prices

My Little Ponies Will Join the Transformers on Cybertron for a New Comic Adventure

400+Gizmodo / 6h
IDW’s licensed comics love themselves a good crossover, especially the Transformers, who’ve teamed up with everyone from the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to the Ghostbusters , and, yes even the beloved magical horsies of Equestria. This time, they’re teaming up with Pinkie Pie and the gang again—on their home turf. Read more...

LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure Maker Set makes bricks feel new again

SlashGear / 6h
There’ve been more different sorts of LEGO sets over the past several decades than I’m sure LEGO would like to admit. Lots of great success has been had, but not every concept is a winner. The latest is LEGO Super Mario – and it’s a winner. In the LEGO Super Mario Master Your Adventure set revealed this week, the winning … Continue reading

Bolt Mobility launching into 48 new markets after snapping up Last Mile’s assets

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Bolt Mobility , the Miami-based micromobility startup co-founded by Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, is expanding to 48 new markets after acquiring the assets of Last Mile Holdings. Bolt Mobility’s rise and Last Mile’s demise captures the uncertainty that plagued micromobility companies in the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic upended business models that were, in some cases, already on shaky g

COVID-19 Slashed the US Life Expectancy by More Than a Year

400+Futurism / 6h
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the average life expectancy in the United States dropped more suddenly than it had previously in over 40 years. Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) and Princeton University found that U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.13 years in 2020, according to research published last week in the journal PNAS . And that’s the national average — marg

Train your dog from home with this $15 online course

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Get your pup's behavior on track with this Dog Training Essentials Course , on sale for 92% off. As of Jan. 19, get it for only $14.99. Finally ready to give your dog some formal training? With this Dog Training Essentials Course , you can put in the work to train your pup right at home. This course gives you access to 33 lectures, totaling four hours of content on basic training commands,

Epson’s new Pro EX projectors are made for home offices

SlashGear / 6h
If you’re working from home and want a large display for presentations or other work, Epson is here with new options: the Pro EX10000, Pro EX9240, and EX3280. These models are made for home offices and ‘hybrid workspaces,’ according to Epson, which notes that the models can also be repurposed for the occasional home movie night. Multiple displays are great … Continue reading

This New Windows 10 Bug Could Brick Your PC

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Don’t do it. Most people aren’t going to experiment with navigating to root Windows 10 folders, but just in case anyone might be digging around in the software guts of their PC, it’s best to stay away from inputting this file path into your browser: “\\.\globalroot\device\condrv\kernelconnect”. It will not only… Read more...

SpaceX bought two oil rigs to convert into offshore launch pads for Starship

2KTechCrunch / 6h
SpaceX’s next spacecraft is in development in Texas, and CEO Elon Musk previously revealed that the company was planning to build floating spaceports for Starship operations, after a job ad was posted looking for someone to oversee their development . Now, SpaceX has purchased two oil rigs to convert for this purpose, as first reported by spaceflight.com’s Michael Baylor , and confirmed by CNBC .

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Review (2021)

93One Mile at a Time / 6h
Chase Sapphire Reserve® 3x points on dining 3x points on travel primary CDW rental car coverage Annual Fee: $550 Apply Now I don’t think there’s a single card that has changed the premium credit card landscape like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card did back when it was introduced in the summer of 2016. Before the Sapphire Reserve was introduced, premium cards were thought of as only being for the

Aston Martin’s new SUV is actually extremely good: The 2021 DBX review

44Ars Technica / 6h
This is the $176,900 2021 Aston Martin DBX, the first ever crossover from the storied British brand. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] There's no escaping the crossover, even in the poshest of neighborhoods. Everyone knows that the Cayenne saved Porsche, particularly in new markets like China, and that's why we now have six-figure SUVs like the Rolls Royce Cullinan , Lamborghini Urus , Bentley Bentayga,

Google Cloud is launching an AI recommendation engine for online retailers

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Google Cloud's Product Discovery Solutions for Retail will give retailers an edge over their competition in the ecommerce market.

Ex-Etihad CEO Spotted In Talks Over Starting A New Airline

View from the Wing / 6h
James Hogan has been spotted in Podgorica, consulting with Montenegro’s Minister of Finance on the formation of a new national airline. Montenegro Airlines liquidated last month, the victim of losses, mismanagement, and a scandal involving free travel for government officials. The country promised it would be replaced by new carrier 2 Montenegro. Continue reading ...

Uppbeat launches a freemium music platform aimed at YouTubers

100+TechCrunch / 6h
A new music platform, Uppbeat , aims to make it easier for YouTubers and other content creators to find quality free music to use in their videos. The system, which is designed to navigate the complexities of copyright claims while also fairly compensating artists, offers an alternative to existing free music platforms, including YouTube’s own Audio Library and Creative Commons’ legal music for v

Microsoft invests in $30 billion driverless car company Cruise

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43Ars Technica / 7h
Driverless Chevy Bolts are a common sight on the streets of San Francisco, where Cruise is based. (credit: Cruise ) Microsoft has invested in Cruise, the General Motors driverless car unit, in a $2 billion funding round that gives the autonomous driving company a $30 billion valuation. Cruise, which was bought by GM for “more than $1 billion” in 2016, when it had just 40 employees, now has almost

A Fitness Tracker Shouldn't Make You Feel Like Trash

54Gizmodo / 7h
I can’t figure out who, exactly, Amazon’s Halo Band is designed for. The screen-free band works in the background to track your activity and sleep, and it also has microphones to listen in on your conversations and analyze your tone. There is some appeal to a screen-free wearable that can cut down the distractions in… Read more...

Ad-supported EV charging network developer Volta raises $125 million

Charging Volta $125M•
77TechCrunch / 7h
Volta , the developer of a network of electric vehicle charging stations that monetize using advertising, has raised $125 million in new funding in a process managed by Goldman Sachs. Volta builds and operates a network of electric vehicle charging stations that are sited in parking lots around grocery stores, pharmacy chains, banks and hospitals. The company has placed its charging stations, wit

New Electric Car Battery Charges in Just Five Minutes

StoreDot Electric Battery•
4KFuturism / 7h
Hot Minute A factory in China has manufactured a car battery that can be charged completely in just five minutes, The Guardian reports . The batteries were developed by Israeli company StoreDot and built by Chinese manufacturer Eve Energy. There is one big catch, however: While the batteries can technically be fully charged in just five minutes, electric car chargers currently in use today wouldn

Brave browser now supports peer-to-peer IPFS protocol

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100+Engadget / 7h
In a move it says will help make the internet more transparent and resilient, privacy-focused browser Brave now offers fully integrated and native IPFS browsing (via The Verge ). InterPlanetary File System , as it’s known by full name, is a peer-to-peer protocol for hosting web content and it could make the idea of decentralized web a reality. Here’s how it works. When you visit almost any websit

How to Upgrade 2021, With Cool Tools' Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly

37Lifehacker / 7h
This week we’re learning about the tools and tech we need to upgrade our lives in 2021, and helping us are Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly—hosts of the Cool Tools podcast and the Cool Tools blog . Listen to hear Mark and Kevin’s recommendations for what to get for the best work-from-home experience, their favorite… Read more...

Let's Get Medieval: LEGO's New Blacksmith House Celebrates the Middle Ages

200+How-To Geek / 7h
Here’s one for the history books: the latest LEGO Idea to get approved is the Medieval Blacksmith’s house. Instead of focusing on medieval knights or royals, the set focuses on the unsung heroes of the era—blacksmiths. Plus, it shows off the iconic architecture, as well, like lattice windows, stone, and timber-framed walls. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Goodbye CBS All Access, Hello Paramount+ And Tons of New Content

200+How-To Geek / 7h
How many streaming services does anyone really need? And how specialized do you want them? That’s the big question for streaming these days, and thus far it’s hard to justify a CBS-specific service propped up mostly by Star Trek. Parent company ViacomCBS knows it too, and will rename the service to Parmount+ while adding tons of new shows and movies from other channels. Read This Article on Revie

American Airlines add 2 new routes, boosts 2 others with latest schedule update

28The Points Guy / 7h
Another week, another round of route changes for American Airlines. The latest additions for the Fort Worth-based carrier are to two destinations in Louisiana — Alexandria (AEX) and Lafayette (LFT). Starting April 2, American will fly from Charlotte (CLT) to both AEX and LFT with its regional affiliate PSA Airlines, according to Cirium schedules and confirmed by the carrier. Both flights will be

Tesla is hiring people to handle complaints people tweet at Elon Musk

4KEngadget / 7h
Elon Musk wears many hats, but it seems that Twitter customer support may no longer be one of them. The company is hiring remote support staff to, along with other duties, handle complaints people tweet at him. Among the job responsibilities of Tesla Energy Support Specialists are to resolve or redirect grievances as needed and to "address social media escalations directed at the CEO with critica

How to Watch the Inauguration

1KLifehacker / 7h
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET. Tomorrow’s event will be notably weird: A bevy of pop stars will perform to mark the occasion, which has already been somewhat marred by the threat of violence in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol this month. The… Read more...

This app turns PDFs, emails, and more into a curated podcast

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Give your eyes a break from the screen and listen to your messages, documents, emails, and more with Elocance . As of Jan. 19, a lifetime subscription is 91% off, dropping the price down to $34.99. Whether you're a bonafide businessperson or just someone who subscribes to a lot of emails, you can seriously save time — and your eyes — from reading and scrolling on your phone. Elocance is an

The Internet's Carbon Footprint Issue Isn't Tied to Individuals

52Gizmodo / 7h
Video conferencing is putting a lot of stress on us, forcing us to show our colleagues the insides of our apartments, learn new social norms (is “mute yourself” a rude thing to say?), and remember that there is still a deadly global pandemic ravaging the world. It may be putting stress on the planet, too. Read more...

As Ajit Pai exits FCC, Charter admits defeat on petition to impose data caps

200+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Andrzej Wojcicki) Charter Communications has withdrawn a petition seeking government permission to impose data caps on broadband users this year. Unlike other ISPs, Charter is subject to the prohibition on data caps and overage fees until May 2023 because of seven-year conditions applied to its 2016 purchase of Time Warner Cable. In June 2020, Charter petitioned th

Europe is working on a common framework for ‘vaccine passports’

100+TechCrunch / 7h
The European Union is preparing the ground for vaccine passports. A common approach for mutual recognition of vaccination documentation is of the “utmost importance,” the commission said today , adding that it wants “an appropriate trust framework” to be agreed upon by the end of January — “to allow member states’ certificates to be rapidly useable in health systems across the EU and beyond.” “Va

Samsung S21 deals: Virgin's pre-orders offer free headphones, tablets and more

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
One hell of a Samsung Galaxy S21 deal, get a free pair of Galaxy Buds, a smart tag and a Tab A7, too.

NVIDIA SHIELD update adds PS5/Xbox Series X controller support

SlashGear / 7h
An update to all NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices this week made available a connection to next-gen gaming console controllers. This is not the ONLY feature the update adds, but it is by far the most significant. With this update, users will be able to connect an Xbox Series X/S wireless controller and/or PlayStation 5 Dual Sense controller to NVIDIA SHIELD … Continue reading

Save $60 on a highly rated Philips Sonicare toothbrush and charging travel case

28Mashable / 7h
Save $59.96: The Philips Sonicare ExpertClean 7500 Bluetooth electric tooth brush with charging travel case is just $109.99 at Amazon through the end of Jan. 19. January is our month to focus on our health. We're all looking for new ways to get healthier in 2021, whether with ellipticals or video games . But you can't neglect your teeth if you really care about your health, which is where a new e

iFixit tears down Apple’s $550 AirPods Max headphones

24Ars Technica / 7h
Removing the ear cups is actually not that hard. [credit: iFixit ] As is a custom at this point, online repair kit and tool vendor iFixit tore down one of the latest Apple products and assessed its repairability. In this case, the product is the ultra-expensive ($550) AirPods Max over-ear noise-canceling headphones. Most of the interior components are about what you'd expect in a high-end pair of

The Legend of Zelda, 'Dinky,' and a Bridge to My Daughter

400+Wired / 7h
This winter, I’m lighting a new fire in old Hyrule with my five-year-old.

Scientists Systematically Hunting for COVID-19 in Wild Animals

500+Futurism / 7h
More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, scientists still don’t fully understand how the coronavirus impacts most animal species. While studying COVID in wild animals may not be as crucial as deploying the vaccine, knowing how and whether the coronavirus infects different species could be an important tool in the fight to stop the pandemic, two Tufts University scientists wrote in The

Florida Whistleblower Rebekah Jones Turns Herself In 'to Protect Her Family' From Local Police

76Gizmodo / 7h
Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist turned whistleblower who accused state authorities of manipulating covid-19 data, turned herself in to local police on Sunday night to, as she put it , “protect her family” from ongoing police harassment. Her announcement came just one day after Florida authorities issued an … Read more...

NASA likely to redo hot-fire test of its Space Launch System core stage

100+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / At 4:27pm central time on Saturday, the SLS rocket core stage ignited its four RS-25 engines at NASA's Stennis Space Center. The test was to last up to eight minutes. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann for Ars) Following the unsuccessful completion of a Space Launch System hot-fire test, NASA is likely to conduct a second "Green Run" firing in February. On Tuesday, three days after the first hot-

The Muppet Show on Disney+ at last, complete with The Stars of Star Wars

29SlashGear / 8h
The Muppet Show is headed to Disney+, the Disney streaming video service, at last. Disney+ currently has a collection of Muppets shows and movies the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else. BUT! No “The Muppet Show” as such. Starting in February, that issue will be corrected. The Muppet Show is a variety show with a format the likes … Continue reading

South African Coronavirus Variant May Dodge Existing Immunity in Some People

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Experts are becoming increasingly worried that at least some variants of the coronavirus will pose an added challenge to limiting the spread of covid-19 through vaccination. Recent data announced over the weekend suggests a variant first found in South Africa can escape detection from antibodies in some people who had… Read more...

Snag Amazon’s Solid Fire HD 8 Tablet for Just $60

32Lifehacker / 8h
Fire HD 8 Tablet | $60 | Amazon

Ars online IT roundtable Thursday: What’s the future of the data center?

72Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge If you're in IT, you probably remember the first time you walked into a real data center—not just a server closet, but an actual raised-floor data center , where the door wooshes open in a blast of cold air and noise and you're confronted with rows and rows of racks, monolithic and gray, stuffed full of servers with cooling fans screaming and blinkenlights blinking like mad. The data cent

What's New on Netflix in February 2021

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Netflix’s marketing department is excited to let you know that the streaming service will be debuting at least one new movie every week in 2021 . This is, perhaps, an attempt to distract from the fact that, now that Warner Bros., Disney, and NBC Universal, etc. all have their own streaming services (HBO Max, Disney+,… Read more...

NASA Is Training an AI to Detect Fresh Craters on Mars

500+Wired / 8h
An algorithm discovered dozens of Martian craters. It’s a promising remote method for exploring our solar system and understanding planetary history.

Don't Pierce Your Sweet Potatoes

500+Lifehacker / 8h
Unlike white potatoes such as russets or Yukons, yams and sweet potatoes do not have skins that are pleasurable to eat. Instead of getting crispy, they get tough, with a texture somewhere in-between paper and leather. The insides, however, are quite delicious, and we have the skin to thank for that—it acts as a… Read more...

Gaming the system: How GameStop stock surged 1,500% in nine months

200+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / When will this stock [game]stop rising? (credit: Aurich Lawson) Nine months ago, GameStop stock bottomed out at $2.80 a share, a reflection of the myriad problems facing the retailer specifically and brick-and-mortar game retail as a whole. As of Tuesday morning, though, that stock price is hovering around $40 a share (peaking at $44.74 as of this writing), with the vast majority of tho

6 investors on 2021’s mobile gaming trends and opportunities

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Many VCs historically avoided placing bets on hit-driven mobile gaming content in favor of clearer platform opportunities, but as more success stories pop up, the economics overturned conventional wisdom with new business models. As more accessible infrastructure allowed young studios to become more ambitious, venture money began pouring into the gaming ecosystem. After tackling topics including

Big changes in cruising: Royal Caribbean to sell Azamara

Royal Caribbean Azamara•
32The Points Guy / 8h
The ongoing pandemic has caused sea changes throughout the travel industry. Today, Royal Caribbean announced that it had entered a “definitive agreement” to sell its beloved Azamara brand to Sycamore Partners. If you’re not familiar with Sycamore, it’s a private equity firm. The deal, worth $210 million, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, si

Intel Alder Lake-S will support DDR5 according to new benchmark

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A new benchmark appeared online showing a new Intel Alder Lake-S CPU supporting DDR5 RAM.

Brain Implant Successfully Fights Off Depression, Scientists Say

4KFuturism / 8h
Researchers seem to have uncovered the trick to successfully using deep-brain stimulation to treat depression — and it hinges on the patient’s mood. For years, doctors have been probing the use of targeted electrical shocks to treat clinical depression, and while many experts agree that it’s a promising avenue for treatment, the research has yielded mixed and limited results . Now, a University o

Samsung's Cellphone-Styled Galaxy Buds Pro Case Is a Blast From the Flippin' Past

1KHow-To Geek / 8h
Just a week after the release of its cutting-edge Galaxy Buds Pro ANC earbuds, Samsung is looking back to the past with a pair of Buds Pro cases that resemble the company’s groundbreaking Anycall T100 and Anycall E700 flip phones (known as the Samsung SCH-X430 and SGH E-700 in the US). The cases are a South Korean exclusive and only avalible as a $230 bundle with the Galaxy Buds Pro. Read This Ar

PS5 scalpers apparently secured ‘2000+’ orders from Game today

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
PS5 scalpers continue to cause problems for those searching where to buy PS5, as a group claim to have snapped up over 2000 consoles from Game.

Samsung's New SSDs Will Max Out Your SATA Connection On the Cheap

81How-To Geek / 8h
With Solid State Drives (SSD), you usually have three options, fast, cheap, and large—pick two. But every year, new advances bring us closer to getting all three in one, and Samsung’s latest 870 EVO SSDs drive that point home. You can pick everything from 250 GBs to 4 TBs, they’re faster than ever (for SATA drives, and they cost less than ever. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

These Oddly Endearing True Wireless Earbuds Will Make You Look Like You're Wearing Tapers in Your Ear Canals for $58

20Gizmodo / 8h
TaoTronics SoundLiberty 80 TWS Earbuds | $58 | Amazon | Clip Coupon Read more...

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning gets a surprise Nintendo Switch release date

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SlashGear / 8h
THQ Nordic has announced that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be heading to Switch later this year. Announced and released last year, Re-Reckoning is a remastered version of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a game that seemed to be the starting point for an entirely new RPG franchise before developer 38 Studios went bankrupt in 2012. Indeed, things had been silent … Continue reading

ExpressVPN gets a striking new aesthetic

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
ExpressVPN has updated its VPN clients with an expanded color palette and enhanced icons.

Cheap tablet deal at Amazon: the Fire HD 8 tablet is on sale for just $59.99

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A fantastic tablet deal at Amazon, you can score a $30 price cut on the Fire HD 8 tablet for a limited time.

Here’s everything you need to know about the dawn of the quantum internet

34Mashable / 8h
In a huge breakthrough, a team of researchers from Caltech, Fermilab, AT&T, Harvard, NASA, and the University of Calgary teleported quantum information over a fiber-optic network of 44 kilometres. Achieving high-fidelity quantum teleportation lays the groundwork for a functional quantum internet, which is posed to revolutionize a number of fields in technology, communications, banking, and securi

Bizarre ‘Cotton-Candy' Planet Is Changing Our Sense of What’s Possible

89Gizmodo / 8h
An exoplanet located 212 light-years away is roughly the same size as Jupiter, but it’s 10 times lighter. The discovery is challenging our conceptions of how gas giants form and grow and the types of planets that can exist. Read more...

How to Make Data Privacy Real

100+NYT > Technology / 8h
We need control over how our data is used. Thanks to California, there’s a promising new path.

How to Parent More Than One Child, According to Reddit

94Lifehacker / 8h
One cannot fully imagine the experience of parenthood until one is in the thick of it. You assume you will love your children, and that you will fear for their health and safety. And you’re sure that, at times, it will be challenging—even downright difficult. But it is not until you hold your child for the first time… Read more...

'Auto Chess' is going back to its roots with a MOBA spinoff

55Engadget / 8h
Auto Chess publisher Dragonest is going back to the game's origins as it has announced a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) spinoff. Auto Chess debuted as a mod for Dota 2 , one of the most popular MOBAs on the planet, so it's a case of the snake eating its own tail. Developer Drodo Studio released the Dota Auto Chess mod in January 2019 before creating a renamed standalone version later that

There are some mega Samsung phone deals in the wake of the S21 launch

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
There is a lot of hype in the aftermath of the S21 launch, which makes these Samsung phone deals on the Galaxy A Series even juicier.

Someone Made a Real-Life Rocket League Car That Jumps and Spins in the Air

42Gizmodo / 9h
Back in 2018, Mattel created a real-life version of the video game Rocket League where a pair of remote control cars knocked a ball into each other’s nets in a small arena. It was fun , but lacked one of the best parts of the game: the cars’ ability to jump and rotate in air: a challenging feat that one YouTube hacker… Read more...

DuckDuckGo hits search milestone as online privacy war escalates

SlashGear / 9h
A renewed focus on privacy and concerns about big tech knowing too much about our online habits have propelled DuckDuckGo to a new user milestone, the company says, hitting a search traffic milestone this month. The company – which offers an alternative to Google – hit 102,251,307 search queries on January 11, the first time it had broken through the … Continue reading

Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Citi Premier: Which Is Better?

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Credit card benefits are constantly evolving, and it can be tough to keep track of which cards are best. This is especially true in recent months, where we’ve seen some card issuers adjust perks and add new temporary bonuses. In light of that, I wanted to provide a comparison of two of the most popular mid-range credit cards out there. Comparing the Chase Sapphire Preferred & Citi Premier The Cha

How to Keep Your Sense of Humor As You Get Older

66Lifehacker / 9h
It’s said that we laugh less as we get older . Sometimes it’s our changing values that alter how much we find funny, or a disconnect with the current generation as we age. Psychology Today suggests our changes in humor can even point back to conservatism—that we become more conservative as we age. One thing’s for sure,… Read more...

Save on a Star Trek key holder with a built-in Tile tracker

20Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Keep track of your keys and keep them organized with the KeySmart Pro Key Organizer with Tile Smart Location . As of Jan. 19, you can grab the Star Trek edition for 16% off: just $49.99. Anyone who's ever been locked out can confirm that losing your keys is the worst. Unfortunately, it happens to all of us at some point or another. To avoid this pesky problem, get yourself a handy tool lik

New 'Animal Crossing'-themed Switch controllers are available on Amazon

Mashable / 9h
QUICK LINKS: PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing : Isabelle variant — $24.99 PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing : Tom Nook variant — $24.99 Get your Bells ready. PowerA, a popular manufacturer of gaming accessories, is set to release two new *officially licensed* Animal Crossing - themed variants of its Enhanced Wired Controller

Your smartphone can help you maintain a safe distance from others — even in crowded places

The Points Guy / 9h
If you needed to pick up something at Faneuil Hall in Boston, 10 a.m. on a Wednesday might be the best time to go. Looking to socially distance from others at the Ladurée Paris restaurant in New York City? Make a midafternoon reservation. In hard-hit California, you may want to avoid Trader Joe’s in Santa Monica at 4 p.m. on a Friday. Many people have become hyper-aware of personal space as a res

Tesla Is Hiring an Employee to Defend Elon Musk on Social Media

5KFuturism / 9h
Musk Support Tesla is hiring a full-time “customer support specialist” who will “address social media escalations directed at the CEO,” according to a recent job posting . In other words, the electric car company is hiring somebody to fend off angry customers and protect its high profile leader, Elon Musk, on social media. It’s no secret that Musk has been, to put it mildly, outspoken online. His

Once again, Star Wars 1313 isn’t quite quite dead yet

SlashGear / 9h
When the “final season” of Star Wars: The Clone Wars revealed Asohka Tano fall to a level of Coruscant deep below the surface, I crossed my fingers. Imagine my delight when the series delivered a key number: 1313. That’s the level of the planet – the planet which is itself “one big city” made of levels upon levels of towns, … Continue reading

Apple’s new editorial franchise, Apple Podcasts Spotlight, to highlight interesting creators

81TechCrunch / 9h
Apple today announced a new editorial franchise called Apple Podcasts Spotlight, which aims to highlight rising podcast creators in the U.S. The editorial team at Apple will select new podcast creators to feature every month and then give them prominent screen real estate in the Apple Podcasts app and promote them across social media and elsewhere. This will allow creators to reach a wider audien

We’ll discuss the future of the gig economy and contract work at TC Sessions: Justice on March 3

86TechCrunch / 9h
Like so many other subjects, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought concerns about the gig economy and contract workers into sharp focus over the past year, which is why we’ll be diving into this topic at TC Sessions: Justice on March 3 . From food delivery services like Seamless to warehouse and fulfillment jobs at places like Amazon, these often low-paid jobs have kept people supplied with e

At Long Last, Paleontologists Scrutinize a Dinosaur Cloaca

300+Gizmodo / 9h
Despite the huge number of dinosaur fossils found, from bones to feathers, precious little exists in the fossil record to explain dinosaur defecation, urination, or copulation. Thankfully, all three occasions happened in one place, and researchers have now achieved the first comprehensive look at the preserved … Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Hitman 3, Fire HD 8 Tablet, Juku STEAM Coding Kits, Cuisinart Knife Set, Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum, Aukey USB-C Car Charger, and More

60Gizmodo / 9h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

iFixit says Apple’s AirPods Max are ‘quite serviceable’

iFixit Apple AirPods Max•
67Engadget / 9h
As night follows day, when a new gadget is launched, the iFixit teardown is never more than a couple of weeks away. Today, the company has shredded Apple’s new AirPods Max , finding that -- in sharp contrast with the regular AirPods -- they are “quite serviceable.” It is indeed possible to tear these cans to pieces (if you’re not ham-handed) if, crucially, you have about a million specialist scre

Tuesday's Best Deals: Hitman 3, Fire HD 8 Tablet, Juku STEAM Coding Kits, Cuisinart Knife Set, Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum, Aukey USB-C Car Charger, and More

60Lifehacker / 9h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

Paramount+ Will Officially Launch March 4

300+Gizmodo / 9h
Paramount+ is set to replace CBS All Access in less than two months. Read more...

Voxi's 12GB of data for £10 a month SIM only deal is a cheap and flexible option

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Voxi's SIM only deals provide you with 12GB of data while only charging £10 a month, making it an overall bargain price.

Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch played with DIY exercise bike

20SlashGear / 9h
This week the modder known as Mechachoi delivered a robotic masterpiece, connecting Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch to an exercise bike. He worked with a variety of off-the-shelf parts and made the whole experience just as wireless as the original, pushing the exercise bike to act as the controller without ripping the original controller apart whatsoever. This is the sort … Continue reading

Man Accidentally Buried $275 Million of Bitcoin in Landfill

500+Futurism / 9h
Buried Bitcoin James Howells, an IT worker in the UK, is offering his local municipality $70 million to dig up a hard drive he threw away in 2013. Why? He believes the drive contains 7,500 bitcoins — worth about $275 million at today’s rates, as CNN reports . The news comes after a programmer in San Francisco found that he only had two password guesses left to recover 7,002 bitcoins — also worth

How to Save Posts on Facebook to Read Them Later

100+How-To Geek / 9h
There so much happening on Facebook that it can feel a little overwhelming. What if you miss a post and you can’t find it later? Thankfully, Facebook has a bookmarking feature to help you keep track of things and save them for later. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This productivity tool makes reading on your iPhone more manageable

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Highlight, annotate, and organize articles and books on your iPhone or iPad with Markup . As of Jan. 19, get a lifetime subscription for just $49.99 — a 74% savings. Despite how far they’ve come in the last decade, iPhones are not ideal reading tools. And before you start arguing, when was the last time you tried to read a full-length article or book completely on your phone? I rest my cas

Paramount+ will replace CBS All Access on March 4th

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400+Engadget / 9h
CBS All Access’ days are numbered... in name, at least. ViacomCBS has revealed that Paramount+ , its expansion and rebranding of All Access, will launch in the US on March 4th. The streaming service will come to Nordic countries on March 25th, Australia in mid-2021, and Canada later in the year (although Canadians will see the rebrand right away). Paramount+ is ultimately a bid to compete with NB

HP reveals five new Chromebooks made for home-schooling

SlashGear / 9h
CES 2021 might be over, but that isn’t stopping companies like HP from revealing new products. Today, HP announced a collection of new Chromebooks meant primarily for education, whether those Chromebooks are for teachers or students. Given that there’s seemingly no end to the pandemic in sight, these Chromebooks are being positioned as machines that are good for blended or … Continue reading

What's New on Netflix in February 2021

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Netflix’s marketing department is excited to let you know that the streaming service will be debuting at least one new movie every week in 2021 . This is, perhaps, an attempt to distract from the fact that while Warner Bros., Disney, and NBC Universal, etc. all have their own streaming services (HBO Max, Disney+,… Read more...

Best Buy 4-day sale: deals on TVs, Apple Watch, laptops, the iPhone 12, and more

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Best Buy's 4-day sale includes fantastic deals on TVs, Apple Watch, laptops, the iPhone 12, appliances, and more.

Genetic Engineering Makes Paralyzed Mice Walk Again

2KFuturism / 10h
Thanks to a genetically-engineered protein, a team of German scientists was able to repair completely-severed spinal cord nerves in mice, allowing them to walk again even after total paralysis. The gene therapy seems to be the first to repair nerves that have been cut or broken all the way through, according to research published last week in the journal Nature Communications. That milestone sugg

Be Ready to Answer These Questions at Just About Any Job Interview

59Lifehacker / 10h
Most job interviews come with a set of stock questions, with a few additional that are specific to the job and company culture. And while many of the stock questions seem easy to answer, it’s always best to know and rehearse your answers before you head into an interview. Preparation is key, even for a simple question… Read more...

Microsoft wants to listen to your voice recordings - but will ask for permission first

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Users of Microsoft's voice-enabled services like Cortana can now decide whether their audio recordings are listened to or not.

This Self-Watering Indoor Garden Makes It Easier Than Ever to Grow Fruits and Veggies

Futurism / 10h
Thanks to living through a global pandemic, many of us have significantly reduced our visits to stores and supermarkets. When it comes to fresh produce, delivery services are often disappointing, as they often mix up orders or simply don’t have what we need when we need it. Rather than go without, there’s a better option for getting immune boosting fresh fruits and vegetables without ever leaving

Wendy Xiao Schadeck becomes Northzone’s first New York partner

69TechCrunch / 10h
Northzone ‘s new partner Wendy Xiao Schadeck isn’t new to the firm — she actually joined back in 2015. Before entering the venture world, Schadeck co-founded co-working and childcare startup CoHatchery . As a Northzone principal, she’s already been involved in the firm’s investments in Spring Health (mental health), 3box (cloud infrastructure), Livepeer (blockchain-based video transcoding) and Ma

5 signs you might have too many credit cards

26The Points Guy / 10h
If you’re like me, when it comes to travel rewards you want all the points and miles you can get. You sign up for all of the latest airline and hotel program promotions, use online shopping portals , take surveys , participate in dining programs and frequently open new credit cards. However, it’s important to not get in over your head, especially when it comes to having too many credit cards . Ho

Apple Quietly Extends Repair Program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros With Faulty Screens

63Gizmodo / 10h
After a number of 13-inch MacBook Pros were found to suffer from screens with wonky backlights, Apple instituted a free repair program that this week has just been extended from four to five years after the laptop’s original date of sale. Read more...

Elliptical trainers vs treadmills: how to choose the right cardio machine

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
An elliptical or treadmill is a big investment, so make sure you know all they key differences, pros and cons before choosing.

Rivian raises another $2.65 billion: EV-maker readies Amazon vans and e-pickup production in 2021

Amazon Rivian $2.65B•
SlashGear / 10h
Electric vehicle startup has raised a further $2.65 billion, another funding round as the automaker aims to take on Tesla and others with new pickup and SUV models, in addition to building a zero-emissions delivery fleet for Amazon. The new round – made up of new and existing investors – takes Rivian’s total raise since the start of 2019 to … Continue reading

Keep tabs on your home with these Eufy home security deals

24Mashable / 10h
Here are the best deals on Eufy home security cameras and video doorbells as of Jan. 19: OUR TOP PICK: eufy Security, 2K WiFi video doorbell with Chime — Save $42.70 BEST WIRELESS OPTION: eufy Security, 1080p wireless WiFi video doorbell kit — save $40 BEST INDOOR CAM DEAL: eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan and Tilt — save $12 Even if you're home all day, it's good to see who's at your doorstep, wh

This 4K projector is great for gaming, and it's $200 off

24Mashable / 10h
SAVE $200: The Optoma UGH30 4K projector is one of the best 4K TV alternatives, and it's $200 off at Amazon as of Jan. 19. At-home projectors weren't always as high-quality as they are now. These days, they can rival some of the best 4K TVs on the market — you'll be paying a pretty penny for one, though. You do get some sweet perks with the investment, including more portability, less occupied sp

With latest Starlink launch, SpaceX to set record for rapid reuse

200+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Falcon 9, booster 1051, breaking through the sound barrier on December 13, 2020. It's back for an eighth launch a little more than a month later. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann / Ars Technica ) SpaceX is continuing to make strides as it pushes the boundaries of reusing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. On Wednesday morning, the company plans to launch its next batch of 60 Starlink satel

10 Marvel Duos We'd Love to See Get the WandaVision Treatment

100+Gizmodo / 10h
Anything is possible in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That statement is still true even if the “cinematic” universe isn’t just “cinematic” anymore. With this week’s release of WandaVision , the MCU is now streaming too . And streaming Marvel, so far, is way weirder than movie Marvel. WandaVision takes a fantastic, … Read more...

This new top smartphone chipset is coming to Motorola, OnePlus and Xiaomi phones

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Qualcomm has unveiled another 800-series Snapdragon chipset, likely destined for top phones of 2021.

Paramount+, the successor to CBS All Access, launches March 4 in the US, Canada and Latin America

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100+TechCrunch / 10h
Last year, ViacomCBS announced its CBS All Access streaming service would soon rebrand as Paramount+, to better reflect the expanded content lineup following the Viacom-CBS merger in 2019. Today, the company says it has set a launch date for Paramount+ in the U.S.: March 4, 2021. It’s also sharing the launch dates for other international markets, including Latin America, Canada and the Nordics. T

Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

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500+NYT > Technology / 10h
Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

Rivian raises $2.65B as it pushes toward production of its electric pickup

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400+TechCrunch / 10h
Rivian has raised $2.65 billion as it prepares to begin production this summer of its all-electric pickup truck. The round, which was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc., also included Fidelity Management and Research Company, Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Coatue and D1 Capital Partners as well as several other existing and new investors. Rivian is now valued at $27

In 2020, VCs invested $428M into US-based startups every day

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Despite a pandemic that sparked a global recession, 2020 was still a record year for venture capital investments into American startups. According to data shared by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association, investors poured $156.2 billion into domestic startups last year, or around $428 million for each day of the year. The huge sum of money, however, was itself dwarfed by the amoun

Citrix is acquiring Wrike from Vista for $2.25B

1KTechCrunch / 10h
Citrix announced today that it plans to acquire Wrike , a SaaS project management platform, from Vista Equity Partners for $2.25 billion. Vista bought the company just two years ago. Citrix, which is best known for its digital workspaces, sees this as a good match, especially at a time when employees have been forced to work from home because of the pandemic. Combining the two companies produces

E-scooters must follow rules of road 'same as bus'

500+BBC News - Technology / 10h
A woman banned from the roads for drink-driving an e-scooter is told the same rules and penalties apply.

Avoid This Scam Offering 'Free' Netflix

200+Lifehacker / 10h
The Better Business Bureau is reporting an uptick in phishing scams that offer free Netflix for a year, “due to the pandemic.” What makes them so dangerous is they’ll link to fake login pages that are very convincing—in some cases, with functioning CAPTCHA user-verification boxes meant to reassure you that the site is… Read more...

Make Action Movies *Boom* With a VIZIO V51-H6 Sound Bar System

20Lifehacker / 10h
VIZIO V51-H6 Sound Bar System | $200 | Best Buy Read more...

'The Muppet Show' finally hits Disney+ on February 19th

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500+Engadget / 10h
Disney+ is about to play the music and light the lights. All five seasons of The Muppet Show will be available to stream on the service starting on February 19th. Until now, the classic variety show has been a notable omission from Disney+ , where it’ll join the Muppets collection alongside movies, shorts and original series Muppets Now . It will mark the first time that seasons four and five hav

'Bridgerton' is so fun but they have to learn how to talk to each other

60Mashable / 10h
Welcome to Fix It , our weekly series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make. If you watched all of Bridgerton in a day (there is no other way to experience it), you might find yourself giddy from the rush of Daphne and Simon’s whirlwind romance . You may have swooned for their courtship, their chemistry, and their future as it stands in the finale . But we ha

This Acer Spin 5 is a beast, and is at its lowest price ever on Amazon

28Mashable / 10h
Save $260: The Acer Spin 5 convertible laptop (i7, 512GB ) is on sale for its lowest price on Amazon ever as of Jan. 19. January and February always come with that familiar "this is going to be my year" energy. There's something about the new year in quarantine, though, that's adding an extra spark to our motivation to get shit done. Maybe it's the extra time many of us have, or maybe it's the FO

How to Use the Document Outline in Google Docs

25How-To Geek / 10h
If you use Google Docs as your go-to writing application, then there’s no better way to organize your content than with the Document Outline tool. This handy feature helps you structure and navigate your document by automatically creating an outline using headings in your document. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Meatless Monday? Vegetarian All The Time? Check These Cookbooks Out

How-To Geek / 10h
The New Year comes with resolutions of all sorts. If one of yours is eating a little greener and a little cleaner, these vegan and vegetarian cookbooks should be your first stop. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

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55Engadget / 10h
Cruise and GM have enlisted an important ally in their quest to make self-driving cars a practical reality. The two have entered a “long-term strategic relationship” with Microsoft to speed up the commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Cruise will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to deliver self-driving tech “at scale,” while Microsoft will draw on Cruise’s know-how to serve transportation

Pokemon GO 1-coin bundles revealed

SlashGear / 10h
This week Niantic revealed a new drop “each week” in the official in-game shop. A game update text leak suggests that Niantic will display the following soon: “new 1 PokeCoin bundles will be available in the shop each week as one-time purchases.” UPDATE: This message went live! You might already see this message as an update on your iOS or … Continue reading

WeChat advances e-commerce goals with $250B in transactions

100+TechCrunch / 10h
WeChat continues to advance its shopping ambitions as the social networking app turns 10 years old. The Chinese messenger facilitated 1.6 trillion yuan (close to $250 billion) in annual transactions through its “mini programs,” third-party services that run on the super app that allow users to buy clothes, order food, hail taxis and more. That is double the value of transactions on WeChat’s mini

Samsung 870 EVO SSD gives 8K creatives a storage speed boost

SlashGear / 10h
Samsung has a new version of its most popular SSD, with the Samsung 870 EVO promising up to a 38-percent boost in speed for those wanting a big chunk of speedy solid-state storage. Replacing 2018’s 860 EVO, the new SSD supports maximum SATA sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 530 MB/s. It’s … Continue reading

NASA Bungles Critical Engine Test For New Moon Rocket

500+Futurism / 10h
Hot Fire NASA had to prematurely shut down a critical “hot fire” test of the engines deigned to carry the Orion spacecraft to the Moon this weekend. On Saturday, the space agency put four RS-25 engines, meant to power the agency’s 365-foot Space Launch System (SLS) through their paces. But an error forced the core-stage controller to cut the planned eight minute fire test short after just one min

PS5's HDR problem on Samsung TVs is finally being fixed – but not until March

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HDR and 4K/120Hz play will finally be possible on Samsung TVs, with a firmware update set to fix the PS5-specific issue this March.

Makers online coding courses

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Our Makers overview takes a close look at Europe’s most prestigious coding bootcamp, so you can decide if its courses have something to teach you.

Scammers use innovative Google Play Store ploy to trick users

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Security researchers have discovered numerous applications on the Google Play Store that are imitating legitimate pieces of software.

Equity Tuesday: Everyone’s raising money, and Wrike exits yet again

84TechCrunch / 11h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday Tuesday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here

Fintech startup Vise brings on Andrew Fong (formerly Dropbox) as CTO

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Vise , a fintech firm that focuses on helping financial advisors rather than automating them out of existence, has today announced that its bringing on Andrew Fong as its Chief Technology Officer. Fong hails from Dropbox, where he served as VP of Infrastructure Engineering. He actually started out as a Site Reliability Engineer at Dropbox back in 2012 climbing the ranks to Engineering Director, a

Unlock Your Nintendo Switch's Portable Potential With This Accessory Sale at GameStop

40Gizmodo / 11h
Nintendo Switch Ultimate Case XL | $12 | GameStop Nintendo Switch Car Headrest Mount | $12 | GameStop Nintendo Switch Ring Wall Mount | $8 | GameStop The one thing the Nintendo Switch has over every other console at the moment is accessory potential. The unique portable/console hybrid design lends itself to all sorts of… Read more...

You can celebrate Groundhog Day with a $80 Cameo from Punxsutawney Phil

41Mashable / 11h
Punxsutawney Phil isn't just looking for his shadow this Groundhog Day. He's looking to make some cold hard cash on Cameo , too. Yes, the "World Famous Groundhog" who comes around every Feb. 2 to help predict whether we'll be moving onto spring or bracing for six more weeks of winter joined the growing list of animal creators on Cameo , which means you can book your very own video...for a price.

At Spirit Airlines In Fort Lauderdale This Is Just A Slow Tuesday

View from the Wing / 11h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

The new Fortnite update is all about soccer

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Epic Games has partnered with 20 of the world's leading soccer clubs to bring the beautiful game to Fortnite.

Samsung’s 870 Evo boosts the performance of entry-level SSDs

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83Engadget / 11h
Samsung is expanding its SSD lineup with the 870 Evo. It features the company’s latest V-NAND and controller, which allows the drive to reach the maximum SATA sequential read and write speeds of 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively, according to Samsung. The SSD delivers approximately 30 percent improvement in sustained performance compared with the 860 Evo, Samsung claims. The company also says the

'Fortnite' gets soccer skins from major clubs and a Pelé emote

55Engadget / 11h
American football has been part of the Fortnite experience for years . But what about the other kind of football? The one that trades sacks and touchdowns for gegenpressing and panenka penalties? Well, the game already has skins inspired by the FIFA World Cup . On January 23rd, however the ludicrously-successful battle royale will be embracing club soccer, too. That means 10 new outfits, with mal

Order ahead: Valentine's Day flowers are up to 40% off at 1-800-Flowers

Mashable / 11h
Save up to 40%: As of Jan. 19, Valentine's Day flowers and gifts are up to 40% off at 1-800-Flowers. Depending on the COVID restrictions where you live, you might not get to have the Valentine's Day you were hoping for. But that doesn't mean you can't spend the day showering your sweetheart with love and gifts. If you want a classic V-Day gift, you really can't go wrong with a bouquet of flowers.

Samsung Wins the Wireless Earbuds War with Retro Clamshell Cellphone Charging Cases

500+Gizmodo / 11h
It turns out the big news from last week wasn’t that Samsung finally ditched the bizarre bean design for its wireless earbuds, it’s that the company plans to dominate the ‘kids of the late ‘90s’ demographic with a charging case cover that camouflages the Galaxy Buds Pro as a retro clamshell cellphone . Read more...

How to See Which Apps Can Access Your Microphone and Camera on Android

36How-To Geek / 11h
There are many sensors on your smartphone, and two that present some privacy concerns are the camera and microphone. You don’t want apps to be accessing these without your knowledge. We’ll show you how to see which apps have access. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Snapdragon 870 5G gives OnePlus, Moto & more a cheaper flagship chip

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SlashGear / 11h
Qualcomm has revealed its newest mobile chipset, with the Snapdragon 870 5G slotting in just below the most potent Snapdragon 888 as the company expands its flagship series. Successor to the Snapdragon 865 Plus, it will give Android phone-makers another option in the price/performance balance, with manufacturers like Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi already onboard. According to Qualcomm, inde

This powerful 256GB Dell XPS 13 has just hit $799

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Dell XPS 13 deals have returned to their lowest prices yet, with this i7, 256GB model down to just $799 this week.

Where to pre-order the new RTX 3070 Razer Blade 15 and 17 Pro

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Razer's new Blade 17 Pro and 15 gaming laptops offer up RTX 30-Series GPUs and start at just $1,699.99 - here's where to pre-order.

Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones available for pre-order in SA

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Pre-orders are open for the Samsung Galaxy S21 range

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G and two other cheap phones are coming to the UK

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones yet, and two even cheaper Samsung handsets are landing too.

VoDaVi VoIP managed services

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
In our VoDaVi VoIP service evaluation, we take carefully analyze this company to help you decide whether it’s the right choice for your needs.

Beware This Text String That Can Crash Windows and 'Corrupt' Your Drive

300+Gizmodo / 11h
Hackers are exploiting a strange bug that lets a simple text string ‘corrupt’ your Windows 10 or Windows XP computer’s hard drive if you extract a ZIP file, open a specific folder, or even click on a Windows shortcut. The hacker adds the text string to a folder’s location, and the moment you open it, bam—hard drive… Read more...

GDPR fines skyrocket as EU gets tough on data breaches

69Engadget / 11h
Europe’s new privacy protection regime has led to a surge in fines for bad actors, according to research published today. Law firm DLA Piper says that, since January 28th, 2020, the EU has issued around €158.5 million (around $192 million) in financial penalties. That’s a 39-percent increase on the previous 20-month period Piper examined in its report, published this time last year . And as well

JingOS Linux release this month, looks a lot like iPadOS

28SlashGear / 11h
A new operating system called JingOS was released with a look a lot like an iPad. With JingOS, users are able to run apps, access device features, and navigate with relative ease. This new operating system is just about the most sleek Linux distribution we’ve seen in recent memory, and it’ll be available to the public on January 31, 2021. … Continue reading

A legally blind man regained his sight thanks to Synthetic Cornea implants

20Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Updates From Marvel's Eternals, DC's Peacemaker, and More

54Gizmodo / 11h
Lloyd Kaufman is full of praise for the upcoming remake of The Toxic Avenger . The new Batwoman faces a familiar foe in new footage from season two. Ian McShane hopes to get started on John Wick 4 this year. Plus, new looks at Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Luca , and what’s to come on Nancy Drew . Spoilers get! Read more...

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 is a souped-up version of last year's flagship

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55Engadget / 11h
The Snapdragon 888 isn’t Qualcomm’s only high-end mobile chip for early 2021. The company has introduced a Snapdragon 870 system-on-chip that should deliver speedy performance in those phones where the 888 isn’t an option. Ultimately, it’s a slightly faster Snapdragon 865 Plus , which itself was a speed bump for the 865. It’s still using the familiar Adreno 650 graphics and X55 5G modem, it just

How to Add Complications to Your Watch Face on Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 11h
Watch faces on Apple Watch aren’t just pretty, they can also be powerful. Most watch faces come with designated areas for complications (little widgets). Here’s how to add complications to the watch face on Apple Watch. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Know Zoom's Hidden Watermarks Before Sharing That Meeting

93Lifehacker / 11h
Before you share the private contents of a Zoom meeting publicly—ideally for noble reasons—know that there are lots of different ways that the meeting’s host can pinpoint you as the leaker. And that could come with a whole host of legal or professional problems. Read more...

Senator: ‘More transparency is needed’ by exam proctoring tech firms

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Three of the leading exam proctoring companies are facing calls to be more transparent, amid continued claims of bias by students forced to take remote exams because of the ongoing pandemic. Exam proctoring tech lets students take remotely invigilated tests from home. Students are told to install their university’s choice of proctoring software, which allows the exam monitor deep access to the st

Stolen COVID vaccine data may have been manipulated before being leaked online

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Vaccination data stolen from the European Medicine Agency last month had been altered before being leaked online.

StackPulse announces $28M investment to help developers manage outages

200+TechCrunch / 11h
When a system outage happens, chaos can ensue as the team tries to figure out what’s happening and how to fix it. StackPulse , a new startup that wants to help developers manage these crisis situations more efficiently, emerged from stealth today with a $28 million investment. The round actually breaks down to a previously unannounced $8 million seed investment and a new $20 million Series A. GGV

Google's Pixel 4a 5G returns to record-low price of $459

68Engadget / 11h
Google’s Pixel smartphones are solid options for those who want a clean Android experience at a good price, along with some of the best cameras you’ll find on any handset. The Pixel 4a 5G came out at the end of last year and basically made a few welcomed changes to the already solid Pixel 4a , namely adding 5G connectivity. Now you can grab that handset for less at a number of retailers — the Pix

Serif brings back 50-percent discounts on Affinity creative apps

71Engadget / 11h
Serif ran a sale on its apps to help creatives at the start of the pandemic, and it’s bringing back those deals at a particularly difficult moment. The company is once again offering 50 percent discounts on Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher whether you buy them for a computer ($35 each) or iPad ($14 each). If you’re unsure, you can try any of the apps for free in a 90-day trial — even if you

Asus ROG Phone 4 release date, price, news and leaks

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The next Asus ROG Phone is almost definitely on its way, though we don't know what the gaming phone will be called.

Beware This Text String That Can Crash Windows and 'Corrupt' Your Drive

300+Lifehacker / 11h
Hackers are exploiting a strange bug that lets a simple text string ‘corrupt’ your Windows 10 or Windows XP computer’s hard drive if you extract a ZIP file, open a specific folder, or even click on a Windows shortcut. The hacker adds the text string to a folder’s location, and the moment you open it, bam—hard drive… Read more...

Microsoft joins GM and Honda in $2bn Cruise autonomous investment

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SlashGear / 11h
Microsoft is joining a new, $2 billion investment round in Cruise, partnering with the autonomous vehicle company and General Motors to work on commercializing driverless technology. The deal will see Cruise valued at $30 billion, with Microsoft joining not only GM but Honda and other investors in adding new equity to the self-driving firm. Even in an industry known for … Continue reading

Researchers create robotic fish that use implicit coordination to navigate

Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

UK’s WhiteHat rebrands as Multiverse, raises $44M to build tech apprenticeships in the US

100+TechCrunch / 12h
University education is getting more expensive , and at the moment it feels a bit like a Petri dish for infections , but the long-term trends continue to show a dramatic growth in the number of people worldwide getting degrees beyond high school, with one big reason for this being that a college degree generally provides better economic security. But today, a startup that is exploring a different

Video calls could be your next security nightmare, warns FBI

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The FBI has discovered a rise in the number of vishing campaigns targeting businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

A labor of queer love: the battle to preserve the history of LGBTQ+ games

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How one person took on the task of documenting the representation of queer themes in gaming over the years – and why their work is as important now as ever.

How one musician took on the world’s biggest TV network over copyright—and won

400+Ars Technica / 12h
A dramatic moment from Glee maybe isn't the first thing you expect to see in an Ars story, but promise there's a point here. You’ve heard Kerry Muzzey’s work ( Bandcamp , Spotify) , even if you haven’t heard of him. The 50-year-old classical music composer from Joliet, Illinois, who now lives in Los Angeles, produces haunting orchestral scores that soundtrack some of the most poignant moments in

Samsung's latest rugged tablet gets a Dex and WiFi 6 update

75Engadget / 12h
If you thought Samsung was done with its announcements this month, think again. After showing off a slew of new TVs , the Galaxy Chromebook 2 , robots , the Galaxy Buds Pro , Galaxy Smart Tags and the Galaxy S21 series , the company has one more thing to share. The Galaxy Tab Active 3, which Samsung launched in Europe and Asia in September , is now headed to the US. It’s an 8-inch Android tablet

Here Are 12 Simple Upgrades to Update Your Home This Year

400+How-To Geek / 12h
It’s easy to watch home makeover shows or your favorite Instagram bloggers and feel like it’s impossible to revamp your home without spending a lot more time and money than you actually have. The good news is, that’s not true at all! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Turn Off Automatic Emoji Conversion in Slack

How-To Geek / 12h
Emoji are everywhere these days. In many apps—such as Slack—you can’t type a simple text-based emoticon like “:)” or “:D” without having it automatically translated into a tiny emoji picture. Luckily, Slack allows you to disable this feature in the desktop or web client. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft invests in Cruise in new $2 billion round

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400+TechCrunch / 12h
Cruise has raised $2 billion in a new equity round that has pushed its valuation up to $30 billion and delivered Microsoft as an investor and partner. GM, Honda and other institutional investors have also put more capital into Cruise as the autonomous vehicle company inches closer to commercializing its technology. While Microsoft’s capital is important, the partnership might provide equal and lo

ETH spin-off LatticeFlow raises $2.8M to help build trustworthy AI systems

200+TechCrunch / 12h
LatticeFlow , an AI startup that was spun out of ETH Zurich in 2020, today announced that it has raised a $2.8 million seed funding round led by Swiss deep-tech fund btov and Global Founders Capital, which previously backed the likes of Revolut, Slack and Zalando. The general idea behind LatticeFlow is to build tools that help AI teams build and deploy AI models that are safe, reliable and trustw

Conversa Health expands its Series B round to $20M

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Portland, Oregon-based Conversa Health , a virtual care and communication platform that helps health organizations stay in touch with their patients and customers, today announced that it has expanded its Series B funding round from $12 million to $20 million. The round is still co-led by Builders VC and Northwell Health’s venture arm Northwell Ventures. Additional investors include UH Ventures,

The Ongoing Collapse of the World's Aquifers

1KWired / 12h
When humans over-exploit underground water supplies, the ground collapses like a huge empty water bottle. It's called subsidence, and it could affect 1.6 billion people by 2040.

The SolarWinds Hackers Used Tactics Other Groups Will Copy

200+Wired / 12h
The supply chain threat was just the beginning.

18 Great Wireless Chargers to Refuel Your Phone (or Watch)

200+Wired / 12h
Stop fumbling for cables in the dark. These WIRED-tested stands and pads will make recharging your iPhone or Android phone hassle-free.

Twelve South ParcSlope raises MacBooks, iPads to ergonomic heights

SlashGear / 12h
The past months have made laptops and even tablets stars of the home show, saving businesses and organizations everywhere by empowering people to work at home or anywhere else outside the office. That, however, has also put a spotlight on home office setups, from the importance of dedicated workspaces to the need for good ergonomics. It’s sometimes mind-blowing how the … Continue reading

Choice Privileges Selling Points For 30% Off

300+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Choice Privileges has just rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points. Buy Choice Privileges points for 30% off Through Tuesday, February 12, 2021, Choice Privileges is offering a sale on purchased points . With this promotion you can get a 30% discount as long as you purchase at least 3,000 points in one transaction. At least that’s the bonus I see on the accounts I manage, though it’s

Magnetic highways are contributing to gas and dust ejection in Messier 82

SlashGear / 12h
Scientists have been searching for what’s fueling the ejection of gas and dust out of Messier 82, known as the Cigar galaxy. Astronomers know the galaxy has thousands of stars coming into existence that drive a powerful super wind that blows matter into intergalactic space. The new research shows that magnetic fields are also contributing to the material being expelled … Continue reading

CES 2021: Smart sport kit put to the test

94BBC News - Technology / 12h
Can a virtual reality cricket bat and bluetooth-connected baseball improve your form?

Hitman 3 is Out Tomorrow and You Can Get It for $50 If You Order Today

40Gizmodo / 12h
Hitman 3 (PS4) | $50 | Amazon Hitman 3 (Xbox) | $50 | Amazon Read more...

The Big 6 Streaming Video Services---What Does Each One Offer?

300+How-To Geek / 12h
You’ve likely heard of “the big six” streaming service—Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Prime Video—but what does each one really offer? It’s easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole of paying for multiple services, so let’s take a closer look at each one so you can easily pick which ones work best for you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How To Backup and Migrate a MongoDB Database

How-To Geek / 12h
Migrating databases is something every system administrator will have to do at some point. Luckily, MongoDB provides built in commands for creating and restoring from backups, making migration to a new server easier. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Mango House Seychelles: New Hilton LXR Hotel

200+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Hilton’s luxury footprint is continuing to grow. A couple of months ago I wrote about another great luxury beach property joining Hilton’s portfolio. I wanted to provide an update on this, as the hotel now has an opening date, and is also accepting reservations (including with points). Mango House Seychelles (Hilton LXR) Hilton has announced that Mango House Seychelles will be the latest hotel to

11 ways earning and burning points and miles could change in 2021

The Points Guy / 12h
The points and miles world has changed a lot since the start of the coronavirus pandemic — but not in the ways we expected. Shortly after the pandemic started ravaging the U.S., airlines started extending elite status and mileage validity in what looked to be a consumer-friendly start to loyalty program changes. But reality soon set in, with United devaluing partner awards and — later — Delta fol

All the Ways You Can Make Use of Your Old PS4 or Xbox One

400+Gizmodo / 12h
If you’ve just upgraded to a Sony PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X , or Xbox Series S , you might be wondering whether your existing console is just going to sit in a corner gathering dust. Are you really going to go back to it all that much? If the answer is probably no, then you’ve got a few different options when it… Read more...

AWS wants to tempt customers into switching to Linux

57TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The cloud computing vendor seems keen to make its AWS services easily digestible.

Netflix's 'Fate: The Winx Saga' trailer features plenty of fairy magic, not one pair of wings

500+Mashable / 12h
Fairy magic is linked to emotion, people, as you'll learn in the official trailer for Netflix's Fate: The Winx Saga series. And folks, "The stronger the emotion, the stronger the magic." Following a teaser dropped in December, the streaming giant has released the trailer for its new six-part fantasy teen series about five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school. Created by The Vampire

Carcopter is a hydrogen-powered F1 flying racing car

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The first virtual 2021 CES had its fair share of surprises, but none shook us more than Carcopter, a flying Formula 1 racing car powered by hydrogen. Cadillac also presented its VTOL personal drone at CES 2021, but Carcopter is a different flyin