Friday, September 04, 2020

Early Friday News Feed


The best Ultrabooks in Australia for 2020: top thin and light laptops reviewed

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Here's TechRadar's definitive list of the best Ultrabooks

Tony Blair: It is common sense to move toward digital IDs

8KBBC News - Technology / 3h
The ex-PM said coronavirus vaccination records kept by government would help "restore confidence".

Passenger Leaves Flight Attendant Vicious, Disgusting Note

1KOne Mile at a Time / 9h
Twitter user @hibiscuslacroix shares a handwritten note that a passenger handed to a flight attendant upon deplaning. This was allegedly because the flight attendant asked the passenger to wear a mask over their nose. This is just so beyond decent that I almost feel sorry for the person who wrote this, because I can’t imagine the amount of hate they must have in their heart. This without a doubt

Turn your house into a smart home with these gadgets

Mashable / 5min
There’s no shortage of things you can do to make your house a home. The perfect sectional, a carefully curated cabinet of mugs, just the right number of throw pillows – ironing out decor details can make you feel more connected to your home. But how do you make your home more connected to you ? Investing in the right types of smart home technology can bring you a few steps closer to perfecting yo

Where does Gmail archive mail? The top 18 Gmail questions answered

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 18min
Resolve your most pressing issues with the Gmail platform.

Instagram’s Explore tab has been replaced by Reels in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 18min
Reels will no longer be in a unit in Explore. The tab will only show Reels, and will have an immersive auto-playing video, a creation entry point that opens to the Reels camera.

Early-bird savings extended for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

100+TechCrunch / 31min
Mobility may be one of the fastest moving technologies going, but procrastination is an equal-opportunity affliction that can strike even the most dedicated founders and devotees. Fortunately, Saint Expeditus, patron saint of procrastinators great and small, called in a favor. Early-bird pricing for passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 , which takes place October 4-6, remains in effect for one mo

How to watch Tour de France: live stream stage 7 of 2020's biggest race for free

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 32min
Catch all of the action from stage 7 today with the help of our guide - here's how to get a free Tour de France live stream and watch cycling online this Friday.

Amazon Halo and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 28

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The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

Ford Sync 4 brings smartphone control as standard to all new cars

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
Ford's new Sync 4 system adds more connectivity to its cars, and puts your phone more in control.

Mustang Mach E pre-delivery app lets you set up the car before it arrives

39Engadget / 53min
Ford has unveiled a new app feature for its upcoming Mustang Mach-E that will save you the hassle of setting up navigation, climate control, charging stations and other personal settings once it’s delivered. “Remote Vehicle Setup,” will instead let you pre-configure vehicle settings from home and save them in the cloud, then apply them once the car arrives. According to a video supplied by Ford,

BTS' 'Dynamite' is now the most commented-on music video in YouTube history

26Mashable / 53min
BTS' new English-language bop "Dynamite" smashed a YouTube record last week , gaining the most views within 24 hours of any music video in the site's history. Now the Bangtan Boys have reached yet another milestone, with the pastel-colored clip becoming YouTube's most commented on music video ever. According to Chart Data , BTS' "Dynamite" now holds the title for most commented on music video on

SpaceX sends its Starship on a second 150m test flight

100+Engadget / 1h
About a month ago, SpaceX pulled off a first hop test for one of its Starship prototypes , and now it has repeated the feat. SN6 looks a lot like its predecessor SN5, with both missing a nose cone and fins, which makes them resemble a rocket-powered silo rising about 500 feet above the ground. In a tweet Elon Musk — who called a previous prototype a flying water tower — tweeted “Turns out you can

F1 Italian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2020 Monza GP online anywhere

VPN One F1 Italian
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Ferrari need a good GP, but can Lewis Hamilton be beaten?Follow our guide to watch F1 online and get an Italian Grand Prix live stream today to find out.

New 'Magic: The Gathering' Zendikar Rising card makes rocks fall, everyone dies

41Mashable / 1h
Magic: The Gathering ’s Zendikar Rising set will introduce over 280 new cards to the game this month, as well as bringing back mechanics such as Landfall and Kicker. However, one of the most significant updates is the introduction of modular double-faced cards (MDFCs). Unlike previous double-faced cards, these new modular cards can only be played as one side or the other, unable to change between

Chrome 86 paves the way for more powerful and richer web apps

24SlashGear / 2h
Web technologies have grown at an impressive rate and degree in the past years but there are still some things that they can’t easily do compared to their native counterparts. Part of that is due to the very nature of web browsers that try to sandbox web pages and web apps as much as possible to prevent malware from getting … Continue reading

MediaTek Dimensity chipsets will finally be available outside of China

LG Velvet MediaTek
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The upcoming LG Velvet smartphone will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000C chipset in the U.S.

Tinder’s interactive video event, “Swipe Night,” will launch in international markets this month

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Tinder’s “Swipe Night” is going global. The dating app announced today that its interactive video series will be available in Asia and other international markets starting on September 12, giving users another way to connect as they continue to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As in the United States, where “Swipe Night” first launched last October , the international version of “Sw

Emily Hartridge: Deflated tyre 'caused Youtuber's e-scooter crash'

300+BBC News - Technology / 2h
TV presenter Emily Hartridge was thrown under a lorry and killed in the accident, a coroner says.

Silver Lake may invest $1 billion in Reliance Retail, says report

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Reliance Retail seems to following the path of its sister company Jio Platforms in enticing big-ticket investors. Reliance Retail is hoping to raise close to $6 billion in stake sale soon.

A new NHTSA tool will show you where self-driving cars are in testing

59Engadget / 3h
You can now see ongoing driverless testing programs across the US, thanks to a new tool from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency has launched the public-facing platform as part of its Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative, which aims to improve transparency in the self-driving industry. If you’ll recall, the NHTSA unveiled the

That Whole Foods is an Amazon warehouse; get used to it

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Earlier this week, in Brooklyn, near the waterfront, Amazon opened what looks from the outside like a typical Whole Foods store. It isn’t open to the public, however; it’s a new fulfillment center. “Grocery delivery continues to be one of the fastest-growing businesses at Amazon,” the company said in a statement about the location, noting that it has hired hundreds of new employees to aid in its

OnePlus 8T specs leak suggests 120Hz display and 48MP quad rear cameras

OnePlus 8 120Hz 11
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OnePlus 8T could be rocking a 120Hz display, improved quad rear cameras and a Snapdragon 865 plus, according to a new report.

Edtech is the new SaaS

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back, with Natasha Mascarenhas and Danny Crichton and myself chattering with Chris Gates behind the scenes making it all work. An extra shoutout to Natasha this week as we spent a lot of time talking about edtech, a category that

The best TV shows to stream on Stan

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Stan has an abundance of great TV shows on offer, so here's our list of what you should be watching first.

Learn all the tips and tricks with this stacked music production bundle

40Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Complete Ableton Live 10 Music Production Bundle is on sale for £22.53 as of Sept. 4, saving you 97% on list price. Back in the day, making music required mastery of a specific instrument. Nowadays, that instrument could very well be the device you're reading this on. Anyone can make a chart-topping hit by simply choosing a music production software — Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, etc — a

Save 64% on a lifetime subscription to Busuu's language learning app

40Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Busuu Language Learning Premium Plus is on sale for £120.19 as of Sept. 4, saving you 64% on list price. If your CV says you can speak another language , but you can only mutter a few words here and there and can't actually hold a conversation, promptly hit the backspace key. Otherwise, you are a liar (sorry). If you truly want to become bilingual, there's an app

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series to get 5G capability next year

Qualcomm Snapdragon
SlashGear / 5h
Qualcomm may have the lion’s share of the smartphone processor market but there is still one segment that it doesn’t have a firm grasp on. On the lower and budget tiers, MediaTek’s processors are often the go-to solutions, often because of their affordability rather than their features. With MediaTek aggressively pushing its 5G-capable Dimensity processors on high and middle tiers, … Continue rea

The Redmi Note 10 series could be powered by MediaTek Dimensity

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The upcoming Redmi Note 10 series might be powered by MediaTek Dimensity chipsets, bringing 5G to the masses.

This is the cheapest portable monitor on the market

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This portable monitor could make for a perfect remote working companion.

Ford's electric Mustang dragster covers a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds

300+Engadget / 5h
Just the other day we saw Lucid Motors put its EV on the drag strip , and now Ford has released video of its purpose-built electric Mustang. It claims that the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype raced down the quarter-mile in just 8.27 seconds at 168 miles per hour. The company plans to run the car in public this weekend at the U.S. Nationals , going head to head in a demo against a gas-powered Mus

LG 2018 TVs will no longer get promised AirPlay 2, HomeKit support

LG AirPlay 2 HomeKit 2018
SlashGear / 5h
Most consumer electronics come with a two-year warranty, some even just one, and those often apply to software updates for smart devices. That’s true for smartphones, which consumers seem to change just as often, but most probably expect larger and more expensive products like smart TVs to get updates and at least promised features beyond that time frame. That is … Continue reading

Redmi 9A goes on sale in India today

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Xiaomi's latest entrey-level Redmi 9A device will be available on today. It starts at Rs 6,799.

Facebook Messenger now limits forwarding just like WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger
SlashGear / 6h
It may not yet have that unified messaging platform that it rumored to be so eager to have, but Facebook is at least trying to unify some of behaviors across its various social networks. Earlier this year, its instant messaging property WhatsApp started to put caps on how many times a message can be forwarded and now Facebook is doing … Continue reading

Western Digital’s ArmorLock platform to revolutionize security of portable storage

ArmorLock SSD WD 3
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
ArmorLock platform from Western Digital uses 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption.

Huawei Watch GT2 Pro might finally feature wireless charging

Huawei Watch 2 Pro
SlashGear / 7h
Huawei’s relatively young line of “GT” smartwatches are highly rated for one feature and one feature alone, their advertised 14-day battery life. Although it might not reach those numbers in real-world use, it’s still significantly more than the 24 hours that most smartwatches offer. Sooner or later, however, you’ll have to recharge the wearable and with Huawei’s upcoming revision of … Continue r

OnePlus 8T leak might have these OnePlus 8 Pro features

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SlashGear / 7h
It wasn’t too long ago that OnePlus launched the Nord but that phone was specifically targeted at a more budget-conscious market, not to mention markets outside the US. While the OnePlus Nord may have been its “back to roots” phone, its main flagship will still be the more expensive ones like an upcoming OnePlus 8T. And if this leak is … Continue reading

TCL 10 TabMax, TabMid tablets, Move Time watch, NTXPAPER display debut

SlashGear / 8h
It may not be the grand in-person event it has been for decades, but for some companies, IFA week is still an opportune time to flood the world with tech-related news and product announcements. Case in point was the torrent of new Intel-powered computers announced yesterday, including a few flaunting the new Intel Evo mobile-friendly branding. Now TCL is making … Continue reading

Canon Australia's online store is shutting shop at the end of September

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
No more direct-to-consumer selling for the camera maker – Canon will, instead, "support local retail partners".

A single text is all it took to unleash code-execution worm in Cisco Jabber

100+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Cisco) Until Wednesday, a single text message sent through Cisco’s Jabber collaboration application was all it took to touch off a self-replicating attack that would spread malware from one Windows user to another, researchers who developed the exploit said. The wormable attack was the result of several flaws, which Cisco patched on Wednesday, in the Chromium Embedded Framework t

Cyber threat startup Cygilant hit by ransomware

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Cygilant, a threat detection cybersecurity company, has confirmed a ransomware attack. Christina Lattuca, Cygilant’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the company was “aware of a ransomware attack impacting a portion of Cygilant’s technology environment.” “Our Cyber Defense and Response Center team took immediate and decisive action to stop the progression of the attack. We are wo

Threema encrypted messaging apps will soon be open source

SlashGear / 9h
Threema, an encrypted messaging service that offers a substantial number of features, has announced a big business change that may increase some otherwise skeptical users’ trust in the platform. In its announcement, the Threema team said its messaging apps will soon be made fully open source, making it easier to independently review the apps’ security and verify their code. While … Continue readi

This Warm & Spicy Eye Shadow Palette From Too Faced Rings in Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

39Lifehacker / 9h
Pumpkin Spice Eye Shadow Palette | $49 | Too Faced , Sephora , Ulta Read more...

This May Be The Worst Note Any Passenger Has Ever Given To A Flight Attendant

200+View from the Wing / 9h
An American Airlines flight attendant received a note from a passenger last this week that may be about the worst thing I've ever read. The woman who wrote the note had been asked to wear her mask over her nose. The passenger apparently complied - but later decided to share what she thought of the flight attendant, who had simply asked her to follow airline policy, which was agreed to as a condit

Seven Years Later, Court Finally Finds Illegal NSA Spying Program to Have Been Illegal

NSA US Edward Snowden
500+Gizmodo / 9h
The National Security Agency’s program to hoover up details on billions of domestic phone calls and text messages in the U.S. was illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, and was probably an unconstitutional abuse of power. Read more...

Evidence slowly building for long-term heart problems post-COVID-19

1KArs Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A fluorescent image of cardiac muscle cells in culture. (credit: Douglas B. Cowan and James D. McCully, Harvard Medical School ) Coronaviruses spread primarily through material released when we breathe, and they cause respiratory symptoms. And SARS-CoV-2, with part of its name coming from "severe acute respiratory syndrome," didn't appear to be an exception. But as time went on, additio

Why are there so few black tech entrepreneurs?

300+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Black Lives Matter has shone a spotlight on policing, but also on other areas, like the tech industry.

Student Charged in Cyberattacks at Miami-Dade Schools

500+NYT > Technology / 9h
Virtual classes in the fourth-largest school district in the United States were choked by glitches this week. A 16-year-old high school junior has admitted to the cyberattacks.

Alexa for Residential gives landlords a way to offer ‘smart’ rentals

Amazon Alexa Residential
21SlashGear / 9h
Amazon envisions a future in which its Alexa digital assistant is available in many homes, including rentals. The company has introduced Alexa for Residential, a new solution for property owners and managers who want to offer their buyers and renters ‘smart’ experiences, including voice-controlled lighting, appliances, and entertainment. of course, such applications would raise some important pri

Apple Flinched

Apple Ios 14 iPhone
100+Gizmodo / 9h
Facebook initiated one of the pettiest corporate feuds against Apple’s supposedly privacy-centric new features, and today Apple capitulated . Read more...

Clippers vs Nuggets live stream: how to watch game 1 of the NBA playoff series today

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Follow our guide to get a game 1 Clippers vs Nuggets live stream today and watch the entire NBA playoffs series online this September.

The “staged rollout” of gene-modified babies could start with sickle-cell disease

200+MIT Technology Review / 9h
In a high-level report precipitated by the birth of CRISPR babies in China in 2018, scientists say the technology’s next medical use should be narrowly restricted to prospective parents who can’t otherwise have a healthy child, such as Black couples who both have sickle-cell disease. The 200-plus-page report , from the US National Academies and the UK Royal Society, says “heritable genome editing

Juul's Doom Spiral Continues as It Braces for More Layoffs

36Gizmodo / 10h
As Juul attempts to steady its beleaguered business in the wake of regulatory crackdowns and multiple investigations into its products and marketing tactics, the company is preparing for more layoffs and may ultimately pull out of some overseas markets. Read more...

In amended filing, Palantir admits it won’t have independent board governance for up to a year

100+TechCrunch / 10h
When we leaked Palantir’s S-1 IPO filing a week and a half ago, one of the more bizarre components that came out of that document was the company’s corporate governance . In a unique three-class voting structure, Palantir founders Alex Karp, Stephen Cohen and Peter Thiel will be given a special “Class F” share that will ensure they hold 49.999999% of the ownership of the company in perpetuity — e

Nintendo rips the seal off the next generation of nostalgia, but fans fret

Nintendo Super Mario
100+TechCrunch / 10h
It has always been considered a matter of if, and not when, Nintendo would begin capitalizing in earnest on content from beyond the SNES generation. The company is finally showing its intent to do so today — but with an uneven approach that leaves some fans worried about its intentions for other all-time gaming classics from the 64-bit era and beyond. In a celebratory video of 35 years of Super M

Andy Murray vs Felix Auger-Aliassime live stream: how to watch US Open tennis anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
All you need to know to watch US Open tennis online and get an Andy Murray vs Felix Auger-Aliassime live stream for today's big second-round match.

Alphabet's Loon balloons are helping scientists study gravity waves

100+Engadget / 10h
In between beaming internet to people in developing countries and sometimes passing for UFOs , Alphabet's Loon balloons have been busy helping scientists study how our planet works. A team led by Stanford professor Aditi Sheshadri recently published a report on gravity waves , ripples created by gravity when it pushes down on air forced up into the Earth's upper atmosphere. To compile their repor

Vivo shows off phone prototype with unique color-changing glass back

SlashGear / 10h
Chinese company Vivo is showing off a new smartphone prototype that features a unique color-changing glass back, one that dramatically shifts through different hues seemingly by magic. A video of the device in action was shared directly by Vivo on Chinese social media, with the company explaining that while the underlying technology behind the design is complex, the final result … Continue readin

Nintendo is remaking the first portable gaming system it ever built

Nintendo Mario G&W
100+TechCrunch / 10h
Quick, what was the first portable gaming system Nintendo made? If you said “Game Boy”… solid guess, but not quite. For nearly a decade before Nintendo released that iconic gray beast, it was making the Game & Watch — a collection of handheld devices, each dedicated to playing just one or two simple games and, occasionally, doubling as a clock. Hammering that nostalgia button in a way that few ot

Daily Crunch: Apple delays ad-tracking changes

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Apple announces a surprising delay, Facebook bans new political ads for the week before the U.S. election and SpaceX is testing its Starlink internet system. This is your Daily Crunch for September 3, 2020. The big story: Apple delays ad-tracking changes At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that in iOS 14 (currently in public beta), app developers would have to ask user

OVHcloud unveils new Hosted Private Cloud range

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
OVHcloud's new Premier hosting private cloud line provides organizations with the performance, security and isolation their data requires.

Yay: Southwest Airlines Will Start Flying To Miami

300+One Mile at a Time / 11h
As a Miami resident, I’m super excited about the competition that this will bring to my home market. Southwest Airlines launching Miami flights Southwest Airlines has today announced plans to start year-round service to Miami International Airport before the end of 2020. The airline hasn’t yet provided any details on the potential frequencies and destinations, so as of now we don’t know if we’re

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings the franchise from the TV to your living room floor

Mario Kart Live M. K.
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit combines RC cars and mixed reality magic to turn your living room into a race track.

Facebook makes it easier to shuttle photos and videos to Dropbox

Facebook Dropbox Koofr
SlashGear / 11h
If you’ve been on Facebook for years, there’s a good chance you have considerable amounts of content uploaded to the social media platform — content you may want to download for safe-keeping before abandoning or deleting the account. Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out the ability to back up photos and videos to Google Photos; this time around, it has … Continue reading

NASA Blasts The Shit Out Of The Desert In Deep Space Rocket Test

300+Gizmodo / 11h
If you’re American you might be having a tough time over the past couple of months feeling like you live in a functional society. If so, I invite you to watch this footage of NASA testing its SLS Flight Support Booster rockets at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Promontory, Utah, yesterday. Read more...

Hawaiian Airlines becomes the latest US carrier to say ‘aloha’ to change fees

The Points Guy / 11h
Oh, do I miss Hawaii . The 50th state’s namesake airline just detailed plans to join its mainland counterparts, Alaska Airlines , American, Delta , United — and of course, Southwest — in permanently retiring change fees. Unlike some policies, Hawaiian’s extends to all of the carrier’s destinations, including those overseas. Previously, for all voluntary changes, the carrier applied a $30 fee for

Hawaiian Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Globally

56One Mile at a Time / 11h
Hawaiian Airlines has just become the fifth US airline this week to eliminate change fees , after Alaska Airlines , American Airlines , Delta Air Lines , and United Airlines . Hawaiian Airlines eliminates change fees Effective immediately, Hawaiian Airlines is eliminating change fees on all flights , including those between Hawaii and the US mainland, its international destinations, and flights b

How algorithms work

82Mashable / 11h
Mashable’s series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives — and our futures. We spoke with Pedro Domingos, a computer science professor at the University of Washington, and author of " The Master Algorithm," about the ever-growing role algorithms play in our lives. Read the full story here. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Algorithm , Machine L

How to Watch the Rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Other Festivities

92Lifehacker / 11h
After a four-month postponement because of COVID-19, the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this weekend, on Saturday, September 5. Unlike other sporting events that last for hours, the actual derby itself—known as the “ greatest two-minutes in sports ”—is quite short. And while sure, watching… Read more...

Spirit Airlines starts testing biometric check-ins

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Discount carrier Spirit Airlines today announced that it is introducing biometric check-ins in its ticket lobby at Chicago’s O’Hare airport to streamline the check-in process and reduce face-to-face interactions between its employees and passengers during the pandemic. The new process is straightforward, though it still involves one customer service agent at the beginning, who will check the flie

Serena Williams vs Margarita Gasparyan live stream: how to watch US Open tennis today

51TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Our guide explains how to watch US Open tennis online today, including where to find a Serena Williams vs Margarita Gasparyan live stream now.

What to Know Before Using Buy Now, Pay Later Financing

39Lifehacker / 11h
The concept of Buy Now, Pay Later has been around since the Great Depression. Layaway shopping, which mostly disappeared during the 1980s, involved making a small deposit and installment payments before taking your purchase home. Although layaway made a brief comeback during the Great Recession, it has since been… Read more...

'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' is now available to pre-order

Super Mario Nintendo
48Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Super Mario 3D All-Stars is officially out on September 18 — it's a limited run, so pre-order your copy as soon as you can Nintendo eShop | Best Buy | GameStop | Walmart | Amazon | Target It's a pretty good day for those who appreciate a bit of nostalgia — Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 will be hitting shelves (physically and digitally) tomorrow, and now another massive surprise announcement

Bill Barr Is About to Blow Up the Antitrust Case Against Google: Report

100+Gizmodo / 11h
Several interested parties in the U.S. government have been looking to put Google’s head on a spike, and while undoubtedly there’s been some degree of jockeying between them for which will ultimately get the credit, they’ve been proceeding with care and caution in the interest of building an ironclad case against a… Read more...

What It's Like to Live With a DIY Exercise Bike

DIY Years One This Year
70Lifehacker / 11h
Back in July, our own Abu Zafar showed you how to build a DIY Peloton from a $100-ish bike trainer and an app on your phone. I’ve been using the same setup, off and on, for a month now, and I’m here to report: it holds up. While it’s not as versatile as a Peloton, it fulfills a need that I would normally fill with my… Read more...

WhatsApp reveals six previously undisclosed vulnerabilities on new security site

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has revealed six previously undisclosed vulnerabilities, which the company has now fixed. The vulnerabilities are being reported on a dedicated security advisory website that will serve as the new resource providing a comprehensive list of WhatsApp security updates and associated Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). WhatsApp said five of the six vulnerabilities were

Facebook to warn third-party developers of vulnerable code

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Facebook has announced a policy change that will see the company notify third-party developers if it finds a security vulnerability in their code. In a blog post announcing the change,Facebook said it “may occasionally find” critical bugs and vulnerabilities in third-party code and systems. “When that happens, our priority is to see these issues promptly fixed, while making sure that people impac

Airlines That Block Middle Seats Are Furloughing Fewer Employees

81View from the Wing / 11h
Delta, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue all limit the number of seats they'll sell on a flight to varying degrees, promoting some on board social distancing. United, American, Spirit, and Allegiant do not. Contra journalist Seth Kaplan, there's no clear connection between blocking middle seats and a need to furlough airline employees. If anything there's an effect in the opposite direction. Continue

How to watch Mulan: stream the biggest live-action movie of 2020 online today

Mulan Disney Access
41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Follow our guide to watch Mulan online and stream the new Disney live-action movie from anywhere in the world today.

Dynabook launches 13-inch Portégé X30 laptops with Intel’s Tiger Lake inside

Intel Tiger Lake AMD
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Dynabook’s new Portégé laptop and 2-in-1 weigh less than one kilogram.

Southwest Airlines grows route map again, will add Miami and Palm Springs

1KThe Points Guy / 11h
Southwest Airlines will add two more popular sun destinations to its route map this winter as it looks to give leisure travelers more options during the coronavirus pandemic. The Dallas-based carrier will add Miami (MIA) and Palm Springs (PSP) to its route map by year-end, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told staff in a video message to staff on Thursday. The destinations will join Steamboat Springs, Co

A Three-Star System Ripped Apart Its Own Protoplanetary Disc

400+Futurism / 12h
Topsy-Turvy For the first time, astronomers have found a star system that ripped apart its own protoplanetary disc , the ring of materials that gradually clump together to form planets. The star system in question, GW Orionis, is particularly volatile. With three stars at its center, what once was a regular, uniform protoplanetary disk is now warped out of alignment, according to research publish

Take a Bath With Your Good Friend Geralt for 26% Less Today

66Gizmodo / 12h
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Geralt in Bath Statuette | $59 | Amazon Read more...

Instagram replaces Explore with Reels in India

97Engadget / 12h
Facebook is making its newest TikTok rival even more prominent in India. Instagram’s app in India now has a dedicated tab for Reels, according to Instagram head Adam Mosseri. With the change, the Reels section appears where “Explore” used to be, and the Explore section has moved to the top right corner of the app next to the inbox. An Instagram spokesperson told Engadget the change is also being

E-scooter trial rolled out in West Midlands

100+BBC News - Technology / 12h
From 10 September e-scooters will be available in Birmingham and Coventry.

Horrifying Images Show How the Coronavirus Ravages Our Lungs

500+Gizmodo / 12h
Here’s a closer look at the coronavirus that causes covid-19, courtesy of new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday. These images depicting the coronavirus en masse infecting human lung cells aren’t just for show either—they might just provide a hint as to why covid-19 can be so… Read more...

Fuser release date revealed after months of build up

Harmonix Fuser November
SlashGear / 12h
Throughout the better part of this year, Harmonix has been building up anticipation for its next rhythm game, Fuser. Though the company made a name for itself by creating the first two Guitar Hero games and then going on to create the Rock Band series, Fuser will see it ditch the plastic (or in some cases real) instruments and put … Continue reading

New No Time To Die trailer showcases everything you’d expect in a Bond film

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Daniel Craig plays James Bond for his fifth and final outing in No Time To Die . Movie theaters are starting to open up again in spots around the globe—basically, anywhere that has gotten coronavirus outbreaks under control. So now is the perfect time to remind frustrated filmgoers about No Time To Die , the next film in the James Bond franchise, starring Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outin

Over 400,000 households ditch the Big Six to save on their energy bills – but what are the best alternatives?

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Almost a million households switched supplier in June and July, with nearly half moving to a challenger brand.

Oracle loses $10B JEDI cloud contract appeal yet again

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Oracle was never fond of the JEDI cloud contract process, that massive $10 billion, decade-long Department of Defense cloud contract that went to a single vendor. It was forever arguing to anyone who would listen that that process was faulty and favored Amazon. Yesterday it lost another round in court when the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected the database giant’s argument that the procurement proce

Facebook Is Trying to Make 'Smart Audio' a Thing So You'll Want to Buy a Pair of Facebook AR Glasses

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It’s no secret that Facebook has an interest in virtual and augmented reality, but today, the company published a deep dive into the audio component of this emerging tech. Put simply, Facebook’s trying real hard to make “smart audio” a thing. Read more...

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 looks like it's going to absolutely destroy the RTX 2080 Ti

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Nvidia just published a video of Id Software's best-selling and visually-stunning Doom Eternal running on one of their new RTX 3080 cards and you need to stop everything and watch it right now

Why experts are overwhelmingly skeptical of online voting

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) If anyone was going to be enthusiastic about online voting, it would be Ben Adida. After starting multiple dot-com startups in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Adida earned a computer science PhD from MIT in 2006. Studying under legendary cryptographer Ron Rivest (the "R" in RSA ) at MIT, Adida explored how to use advanced cryptography to hold provabl

Facebook complains, Apple responds: iOS 14’s big privacy change gets postponed

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Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple has postponed full enforcement of a feature of its upcoming iOS 14 software for iPhones that would require app developers to request users' permission to track them across apps for advertising purposes. This announcement comes in the wake of a public complaint from Facebook

YouTube TV just made some important changes for football fans

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Though fans were concerned that it may not happen this year due to the pandemic, the National Football League (NFL) is gearing up to launch its next football season later this month, giving fans the ability to watch the content from the safety of their homes. Here to make that easier is YouTube TV, an over-the-top live television streaming service … Continue reading

California Is About to Get Its Second Major Heat Wave in Less Than a Month

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It’s going to be hot as hell in California— again . The state, as well as Arizona and Nevada, are expected to see a record breaking heat wave this Labor Day weekend. Read more...

Now you can get a Land Rover restomod with a Tesla electric powertrain

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At first glance this looks like just another Land Rover Defender, but this one has been restomodded by ECD Automotive. [credit: ECD Automotive ] There's just something about Land Rovers that makes people want to fill them full of batteries and an electric motor. A few weeks ago