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No, COVID Deaths Aren't 'Only 6%' of What's Documented

15KGizmodo / 14h
There’s a stunningly wrong statistic being passed around, saying that the CDC “admitted” that only 6% of documented COVID-19 deaths were actually from the virus. This is wrong, and is the kind of thing that you can only conclude if you don’t know how death certificates work. The deaths were all from COVID, and about… Read more...

American Selling AAdvantage Miles For 1.82 Cents Each

1KOne Mile at a Time / 1h
American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. American’s August promotion on purchased miles ended yesterday, and today a new promotion has been launched for the month of September. American’s promo on purchased miles Before I talk about this promotion specifically, it’s worth noting that nowadays American Airlines requires you to log into your account to see what offer is ava

Samsung Premiere is the world’s first HDR10+ projector – here’s why that matters

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Samsung has announced the launch of its Premiere range of home cinema projectors, featuring two projector models that are coming this year.

Uber will require some riders to verify they're wearing masks

29Engadget / 8min
As an Uber passenger, you already have to verify that you've washed or sanitized your hands and that you're wearing a mask before getting into a ride. But the company will soon require users who show disregard or ignorance of those rules to submit to additional verification. If a driver reports a passenger didn't have any protective gear on them, that person will have to take a selfie of themselv

Philips unveils new noise-cancelling headphones – including AirPods Pro-rivaling earbuds

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Philips has launched three new noise-cancelling headphones, including two true wireless earbud models to rival the AirPods Pro.

[Roundup] 2020, In Four Destinations

View from the Wing / 11min
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 ...

A Saudi Prince's Attempt to Silence Critics on Twitter

60Wired / 11min
An ongoing investigation reveals how Mohammed bin Salman's team allegedly infiltrated the platform—and got away with it.

The 5 most desirable cabin locations on any cruise ship

The Points Guy / 14min
What is the best location for a cabin on a cruise ship? As a cruise writer for more than 20 years , I’ve heard that question a lot, and it’s not an easy one to answer. That’s because on any given ship, the best cabin location for one person might not be the best choice for another person. The ideal cabin for a light sleeper on a particular ship, for instance, might be a room tucked away in the qu

FBI worried that Ring doorbells are spying on police

56BBC News - Technology / 14min
Someone under investigation was said to be able to "covertly monitor law enforcement activity".

Uber to require mask selfies for riders who haven’t been covering up

Mashable / 15min
Uber drivers have long had to take a selfie to show they're wearing a mask before accepting rides. Now the same scanning software will be used on passengers. By the end of September in the U.S. and Canada, Uber passengers that have been flagged for not wearing a mask will have to scan their face through the app before they can request another ride. The scanning tech will come to Latin America and

Singles don't want to date non-voters, according to new OkCupid survey

Mashable / 15min
If I'm perusing a dating app and someone mentions being apolitical, or not caring about politics, I grimace. Being apolitical? In this (ravaged) economy (and global pandemic and time of social unrest)? I'm not alone in this, according to data found by OkCupid . Over 500,000 users said they couldn't date someone who didn't vote, according to new data provided by the dating app. Those who say they'

Xiaomi Mi 10T series: Release date, price and leaks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 17min
The Xiaomi Mi 10T will be launched in the coming months as a global flagship will also launch in India.

Crowd equity platform Seedrs opens up its existing secondary market to any business

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Seedrs — the UK’s first full-function private equity secondary market to launch back in 2017 — is launching its secondary market offering to all private businesses. The idea is that this will allow founders, employees and early investors to realize secondary liquidity without having to wait for an IPO or exit event. Seedrs has offered secondary shares on its platform for the last three years, but

Science and steely nerves spared Houston from a nightmare hurricane evacuation

Ars Technica / 31min
Enlarge / In parts of the city, traffic moved during the Rita evacuation. (credit: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg via Getty Images) HOUSTON—Jeffry Evans’ mobile phone rang shortly before 3am, local time, instantly waking him from a deep slumber. Not good , he instinctively knew. The Houston meteorologist had crashed late on Monday, August 24. Before hitting the mattress around midnight, he left instru

Tesla software update recognizes speed limit signs and more

SlashGear / 34min
Tesla has begun to roll out an updated version of the software for its vehicles that adds the ability for the car to visually detect speed limit signs and more. There had been speculation on if Tesla automobiles could detect speed limit signs in the past or was simply using GPS data for Tesla’s famed Autopilot. Tesla’s latest software is … Continue reading

LG made a virtual showroom to show off its IFA 2020 lineup

55Engadget / 38min
The IFA, one of the the first big in-person tech events happening post-lockdown, will open on September 3rd. It’s an invite-only affair that’s limited to 1,000 people per day, though, which is probably why LG has launched a virtual showroom even though it will be attending as a presenter. (Meanwhile, Samsung is skipping it in favor of a virtual event of its own.) The company has launched a realis

HP Labor Day sales bring big savings to laptop deals and all in one desktops

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We're bringing you all the best laptop deals in the HP Labor Day sales, as well as big savings on all in one desktops and accessories.

Apple unwittingly authorized this common Mac malware

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Apple’s upgraded security system mistakenly rubber-stamped infamous Mac malware.

Philips and DTS Play-Fi wireless home audio system launches for TVs and soundbars

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Philips' flagship OLED TV for 2020, the OLED+935, is upon us – packaging together a OLED panel and four-sided Ambilight in one high-end set.

Elon Musk is now richer than Mark Zuckerberg

Neuralink Elon Musk
100+Mashable / 47min
The fight to become the richest tech overlord is heating up. Thanks to Tesla's stock price rise following a successful stock split that went live on Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now the third richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg's count . Musk is now worth $115.4 billion. Astonishingly, his net worth grew by $87.8 billion just this year, as Tesla's stock price increased roughly f

The Morning After: Netflix queues up some free samples

77Engadget / 50min
What do you really need from an alarm clock? Smart displays can be a little extreme to sit by your bedside, but having something that syncs nicely with your phone doesn’t hurt. Now Lenovo has followed last year’s Google Assistant-connected Smart Clock with this few-frills Smart Clock Essential . As Cherlynn Low points out, its four-inch display doesn’t just tell the time, it also shows the curren

Airline Pilots Report Seeing “Guy In Jetpack” On Approach To LAX

100+One Mile at a Time / 51min
Just when you think 2020 couldn’t get any weirder… Airline pilots spot “guy in a jetpack” On Sunday evening, airline pilots on approach to LAX reported seeing a “guy in a jetpack” at around 3,000 feet, not far from their planes. The pilots of American Airlines flight 1997 from Philadelphia were the first to report the situation: Pilot: “American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack.” ATC: “Ame

The Digital Transformation opportunity for business leaders

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For business leaders, they understand that digital transformation is important for their organisation's success.

Are refresh rates really that important?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
We break down the importance of refresh rates on PC gaming monitors.

Canyon unveils two new slick city e-bikes, plus a futuristic car/bike hybrid concept

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
The Canyon Commuter:ON and Precede:ON are smart, stylish and surprisingly lightweight bikes available from early 2021.

Walmart comes for Amazon, launching membership service with free delivery

15 Walmart Launches Amazon
84Mashable / 57min
Walmart is taking on Amazon, launching a new membership service that includes free shipping (if you spend at least $35). Those grocery robots had better be ready. Announced Tuesday and launching Sept. 15, the long-rumored Walmart+ offers unlimited free delivery for customers along with fuel discounts of up to 5 cents a gallon, and other in-store and online benefits to come. Walmart+ will cost $12

Walmart+ finally launched with very basic grocery perks

Walmart Amazon Prime
SlashGear / 59min
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed some plans and even scrapped others and, for a time, things didn’t seem to look good for Walmart’s subscription program. Nearly half a year delayed, grocery king has finally taken the veils off Walmart+ and it might not be all that it was rumored and expected to be. With only three exclusive features, many will … Continue reading

Best PS4 accessories: all the extras you need to own for your PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation VR
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From hard drive mods to racing wheels, these are the best accessories for Sony's system.

Xbox Series S – Microsoft's worst kept secret – is now mentioned on Xbox Game Pass packaging

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The Xbox Series has been mentioned on Xbox Game Pass packaging, despite not officially being confirmed.

InfoSum raises $15.1M for its privacy-first, federated approach to big data analytics

InfoSum Lesser AT&T
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Data protection and data privacy have gone from niche concerns to mainstream issues in the last several years, thanks to new regulations and a cascade of costly breaches that have laid bare the problems that arise when information and data security are treated haphazardly. Yet that swing has also thrown up a whole series of issues for organisations and business functions that depend on sharing an

Facebook Threatens to Ban Australian Users From Posting Any News Content

Facebook Australia
100+Gizmodo / 1h
Facebook has threatened to ban all news content for users in Australia if a law proposed by the Australian government moves forward, according to a press release published by the social media company late Monday. Facebook’s ban on news would apply to both news organizations and individual users in Australia and is… Read more...

Unlocking the power of SOAR

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SOAR isn’t a silver bullet but businesses that understand the capabilities and limitations will benefit.

Huawei P30 Pro - a superpower even 18 months after it arrived

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The Huawei P30 Pro is more than a year old and this review is all about how it fares over a long time period in aspects such as battery life, performance, software that depriciate over time.

Philips' flagship OLED TV goes big on speakers and specs, even at a 48-inch size

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Philips' flagship OLED TV for 2020, the OLED+935, is upon us – packaging together a OLED panel and four-sided Ambilight in one high-end set.

Philips Fidelio B95 soundbar boasts the best of cinematic audio – without its biggest headache

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Philips has launched a number of new soundbars for 2020, including the Fidelio B97, which comes IMAX-certified and with Dolby Atmos.

How to Listen to More Podcasts

84Wired / 1h
Struggling with a backlog of episodes from your favorite shows? These tips will help you listen not just to more, but the best episodes.

The Oysters That Knew What Time It Was

91Wired / 1h
Scientists long believed that biological clocks were predominantly driven by internal rhythms. Then came a fraught discovery—about mollusks and the moon.

Jabra's Elite 85h ANC headphones are more than half off at $120

55Engadget / 1h
Good quality wireless active noise cancellation (ANC) headphones generally aren’t cheap, which is what makes Jabra’s latest proposition so interesting. It’s selling the Elite 85h wireless over-ear headphones for $120, which is over half the normal $250 price and much less than the best deal we’ve seen so far. Better yet, Jabra is selling all the available colors at that price, including titanium

Disney Plus in September 2020: every new movie and TV show, including Mulan

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What's new on Disney Plus in September 2020, including Mulan, which will set you back an extra fee.

Google Chrome update should finally make it easier to keep your passwords safe

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Passwords can be kept updated using Google Chrome, even if they have been leaked or stolen.

The Critical Points: First to go were airline cancellation fees, next should be hotel resort fees

The Points Guy / 1h
In the airline world, fees have become big business. There are checked bag fees , carry-on bag fees, seat assignment fees, fees to print boarding passes, fees to talk to a person and even fees that provide no tangible benefit or service to customers. Think of close-in booking fees , for example, when you may be required to pay $75 or extra miles if you’re within 21 days of departure. There are al

These wildlife photography finalists will take your breath away

100+Mashable / 1h
Nature is a beautiful, brutal place. The 16 'highly commended' entries in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 Awards , run by the Natural History Museum in London, provide colourful — and sometimes shocking — proof of this. The finalists feature everything from endangered species in Vietnam to out-of-control forest fires in Brazil. Some are beautifully-captured vignettes of life in the ani

OGO-1 satellite burns up on reentry after 56 years in service

NASA Satellite Earth
SlashGear / 1h
With so many satellites in space today, when they are no longer functional, they can’t simply remain in place. If at all possible, satellites are pushed back into the atmosphere with the final burn of their thrusters where they burn up on reentry. A satellite that had been in orbit for over five and a half decades, called OGO-1, recently … Continue reading

How to manage your payments and financials with a POS system

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Your POS system doesn’t just ring up sales. When used properly, it can help your business become financially fit. Learn how in this post.

Empirical evidence that nice people don’t always finish last

41Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Look at this jerk. (credit: Paul Sableman / Flickr ) Think your boss is a jerk? Wonder why the management of your organization consists of sociopaths? Some academic researchers suspect you're not alone, and they start their new paper with the statement, "We suffer no shortage of jerks in power." And they go on to ask the obvious question raised by this fact: "Does being a jerk help peop

Are Your Smartphone Photos Blurry? Here’s Why

21How-To Geek / 1h
Sometimes, you might take what you think is a great photo with your smartphone, only to see afterward it’s all blurry. If that’s happening to you a lot, let’s take a look at what might be causing it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gods and Monsters now called Immortals Fenyx Rising? Everything to know about Ubisoft's mythological adventure

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Is Gods and Monsters Ubisoft's attempt at making a Zelda: Breath of the Wild style game?

Uber launches package delivery service in SA

Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Google Doodle honours Harold Moody, founder of the UK's first civil rights movement

100+Mashable / 1h
Tuesday's Google Doodle pays tribute to racial equality campaigner and physician Dr. Harold Moody, the founder of the UK's first civil rights movement. Born in Jamaica in 1882, Moody arrived in the UK on this day in 1904 and studied medicine at King's College London. After being refused a medical appointment because of racism, Moody established his own GP practice in King's Road, Peckham in 1913.

9 inspiring ideas on how to use POS system customer data

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Want to get the most out of your POS system data? We’re shedding light on 9 creative ways to put point of sale insights to good use.

The Infinix Zero 8: best-in-class everything

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64MP photos; 48MP selfies; 4K selfie video; 33W Super Charging and so much more.

Rolls-Royce expands brand identity ahead of new Ghost reveal

SlashGear / 1h
The all-new Rolls-Royce Ghost is debuting in a few hours, but the luxury automaker announced its new brand identity late last week. Answering the needs and preferences of a younger demographic, Rolls-Royce is transitioning from automaker to ‘House of Luxury’ with a modernized visual language. “As the marque’s digital presence increases, there has never been a more important time for … Continue re

Netflix creates free watch site

Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Windows 10 update is seriously bad news for ThinkPads, Lenovo confirms – but there’s a fix

Lenovo Yoga 9I Slim
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ThinkPad owners will be glad to hear there’s an easy fix for the bugs inflicted by August’s cumulative update.

Apple AirTags release date, news, leaks, and what we know so far

Apple AirTags iPhone
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Here's all we know about Apple AirTags, the rumored Tile-like trackers that are expected to work within Apple's device ecosystem.

Huawei to 'focus on Cloud' as smartphone challenges multiply

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Huawei set to devote more resources to cloud business amid continuing US sanctions on its devices.

Walmart's $98-a-year Amazon Prime rival launches September 15th

Walmart Amazon Membership
100+Engadget / 2h
Walmart+ is finally here. On September 15th, customers can hand over $98 a year, or $12.95 a month, to join the membership-and-benefits program. The big perk that Walmart+ offers is unlimited free delivery on orders over $35 from its network of 4,700 stores across the US, many of which can do same day. Otherwise, the only other notable feature of the service is fuel discounts, offering “up to” fi

OnePlus 8T might be going back to flat

SlashGear / 2h
For some phone makers, a curved screen is a sign of luxury and premium design, reserved only for high-end flagships. After all, premium phones have barely visible bezels, and pushing those edges down is one way of pushing them out of sight. So when OnePlus gave both the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 such curved displays, it sent a … Continue reading

10 returning TV shows we can't wait for this fall

32Mashable / 2h
Fall is back, which only further proves that time is meaningless, but we still have television to keep us company as we slide deeper into the void. TV has changed a lot in 2020, with viewers scrambling to combat boredom indoors and the TV industry itself adding new streaming services and ways of creating content during a pandemic. Returning fall shows won't reflect production delays due to corona

Uber now delivers packages in SA

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Uber Connect will let you send packages to friends simply over the app

Zoom sees huge profit rise as home working continues to soar

Zoom Microsoft Earnings
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Dream year for Zoom continues.

Nominet withdraws plans to seize control of expired .uk domains

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Nominet has backtracked on plans to auction off expired .uk domains after members expressed their disapproval.

Amazon receives approval from the FAA to begin drone delivery trials

Popular Mechanics / 2h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Malaysia is set to build an eco-friendly trio of islands

Popular Mechanics / 2h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Motorola Razr 2020 renders and specs leaked, pointing to a 5G upgrade

Motorola One 5G Verizon
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A leak points to the Motorola Razr 2020 having an upgraded camera, battery and power, while losing some weight.

This ‘Gamer Grandma’ Has More Than 900,000 ‘Grandkids’

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Shirley Curry, 84, has cultivated a following on YouTube with her charming videos of journeys through The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

How one VFX studio brought The Mandalorian's blurrgs to life

44Mashable / 2h
About halfway through the first episode of The Mandalorian , shortly after that titular character lands on the desert-like planet of Arvala-7, our helmeted hero makes an admission to Kuiil , a friendly Ugnaught who’s just come to his rescue. “I don’t know how to ride blurrg.” That line, uttered casually by the Mandalorian, sets up what has become one of the more memorable and possibly iconic mome

California’s air conditioner-driven blackouts are only the start

300+MIT Technology Review / 2h
As record-breaking heat waves baked Californians last month, the collective strain of millions of air conditioners forced the state’s grid operators to plunge hundreds of thousands of households into darkness. The rolling blackouts offered just a small hint of what’s likely to come in California and far beyond. Growing populations, rising incomes, increasing urbanization, and climbing summer temp

Early Labor Day sales on laptops could net you a great deal at HP, Dell, Lenovo and more

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We've spotted some fantastic Early Labor Day sales on laptops this weekend on some top machines from Dell, HP, Lenovo and more.

The PS5 DualSense controller’s haptic feedback won’t ‘burden’ developers

Sony PlayStation VR
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The PS5 DualSense controller has a clever solution to help developers implement haptic feedback in a convincing way.

Apple AirPods Studio release date, price, and rumors

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Apple's first over-ear headphones could be called the AirPods Studio – and they could launch in October.

FDA approves first automated insulin system for kids

100+Engadget / 3h
Testing blood sugar frequently and administering insulin as needed throughout the day isn’t easy, especially if the individual with diabetes is a young child who can’t do it on their own yet. Now, there’s an FDA-sanctioned device that could make things easier for parents and caregivers: The agency has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 770G System for use in children aged 2 to 6 with type 1 diabetes. I

New Samsung 8K TV is cheaper than the Q800T QLED – and with a more desirable size

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Samsung undercuts its Q800T 8K QLED with an even cheaper (and smaller) Q700T model, starting at just £1,999.

Apple AirPods Studio and HomePod 2 could finally launch in October

Apple AirPods 2021
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Apple is reportedly on the verge of launching its first over-ear headphones, as well as a smaller version of the HomePod.

Windows 10 taskbar bug is reportedly slowing down some PCs

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Microsoft is looking into this problem with the taskbar, and we should hear the results of that investigation soon.

This handy app helps you make better real-time trading decisions

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TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the Currency HeatwaveX Financial Tool for $49.99, a 95% savings as of Sept. 1. If you're a currency trader (or want to be), then you know reaction time is everything. You need to be ready to act on a moment's notice. That means you need to keep a close eye on constantly changing exchange rates in order to be successful. And Currency HeatwaveX — a financial an

This powerful, portable blender will whip you up a smoothie anywhere

32Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Make all the smoothies you want on the go with the BEVVO: Premium Portable Blender for $55, a 21% savings. Smoothies are one of the simplest things you can make in the kitchen. What's easier and healthier than dropping your favorite fruits, veggies, yogurt, milk, and whatever else in a blender? With the BEVVO: Premium Portable Blender, you can now bring your smoothie game anywhere. In the

This 3-piece kit adds a professional touch to your video calls

32Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Upgrade your WFH setup with the Pictar Home-Office Kit for $89.99, a 35% savings as of Sept. 1. The remote workforce is exploding in the United States. Even before coronavirus shut everything down, remote work had grown by 159 percent between 2005 and 2017. So, you can just imagine the stats when you add 2020 into the mix. With no end to the global pandemic in sight, we can all but guarant

Get 40% off these impressive wireless earbuds that last 35 hours

AirPods 2021 iPhone
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TL;DR: Listen to podcasts, music, and more for up to 35 hours with the TREBLAB X5 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds for $59.47, a 40% savings as of Sept. 1. Wireless headphones are the most amazing invention — until they die on you in the middle of a run. But that doesn't have to be your reality — unless you plan on going on a 35-hour run any time soon. The 2020 version of the TREBLAB X5 True Wirel

Amex Platinum Lufthansa Lounge Access Benefit Extended

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The Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) both provide access to Amex’s Global Lounge Collection , which includes access to Amex Centurion Lounges, Delta SkyClubs, Priority Pass Lounges, Airspace Lounges, Escape Lounges, and more. Lufthansa Lounge Access with Amex Platinum In September 2017, American Express added access t

Facebook threatens to block news sharing in Australia as it lobbies against revenue share law

Facebook Australia
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Adtech giant and self-styled ‘free speech champion’, Facebook, has threatened to pull the plug on the public sharing of news content on Facebook and Instagram in Australia. The aggressive threat is Facebook’s attempt to lobby against a government plan that will require it and Google to share revenue with regional news media to recompense publishers for distributing and monetizing professionally p

MediaTek unveils Helio G95 gaming chipset for affordable premium 4G phones

MediaTek Helio G95
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The new Helio G95 will be ideal for affordable premium 4G smartphones and will offer superior gaming experience.

New iPad Air could come alongside iPhone 12 and Apple Watch 6

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Two rumors have emerged about upcoming iPads, including a potential release window and what it could look like.

Nintendo now lets gamers cancel Switch eShop pre-orders

Nintendo Switch Japan
78Engadget / 4h
If you’ve ever pre-ordered a Switch game and then changed your mind, you’ll know that Nintendo aren’t great at offering refunds. Nintendo’s corporate policy was to charge you the second the pre-order was made and then, if you complain, simply to bellow ‘no refunds’ into your face. That is, mercifully, changing as the Japanese gaming giant is now copying the models of pretty much every other onlin

Samsung's outdoor QLED TV is coming to the UK and Europe – whatever the weather

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Samsung’s The Terrace – the outdoor QLED television designed to put up with both intense sunshine and occasional showers – is now coming to the UK and Europe.

Realme X7, X7 Pro and V3 5G smartphones unveiled

Realme X7 Pro V3
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Three 5G smartphones were launched in China today — the Realme X7, X7 Pro and the affordable Realme V3.

Apple to launch new Apple Watches and iPad Air soon, report says

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Apple is launching two new Apple Watch models, as well as a new iPad Pro this year, Bloomberg reported Tuesday . Citing people familiar with Apple plans, the report says the new iPad Air will have an edge-to-edge display, similar to the one on the iPad Pro. If true, that would be the biggest change to the iPad Air model in years. Of the two new upcoming watches, one will be a successor to the App

Apple's fall event could feature four iPhones, two Watches and an iPad Air

Apple iPhones Year
100+Engadget / 4h
Apple’s next virtual event should be just around the corner and it looks like a big one, according to a report from Bloomberg . To start with, Apple plans to release four new 5G iPhones with OLED screens including basic 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models, along with two Pro models with 6.1- and 6.7-inch displays. The latter would be Apple’s largest iPhone yet. All of them will have clearer and more col

These Scientists Are Giving Themselves D.I.Y. Coronavirus Vaccines

300+NYT > Technology / 5h
Impatient for a coronavirus vaccine, dozens of scientists around the world are giving themselves — and sometimes, friends and family — their own unproven versions.

Astro explains how its headsets will work with the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Astro A20 Ps5 Xbox
76Engadget / 5h
With a new console generation just over the horizon a big question on the minds of many gamers is, “How much am I going to spend on new accessories?” The cost of the system is often just the tip of the iceberg, as it’s possible to spend hundreds of dollars on new controllers or headsets when there’s no backward compatibility. Fortunately for your wallet, Astro Gaming has the latter covered — most

Sony WH-1000XM4 to launch in India on September 18

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The popular new Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones will launch in India on September 18 on Amazon.in.

OnePlus details the rationale behind new OxygenOS 11 design

OnePlus 8 Android 11 4
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OnePlus recently released the developer preview of OxygenOS 11 giving us a glimpse of some of the impending design changes. Now, in its community post, OnePlus explains what went into the making of the new OxygenOS 11 design.

Cosmose, a platform that analyzes foot traffic in physical stores, gets $15 million Series A

Cosmose AI $15M Series
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Cosmose tracks foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores to help predict customer behavior, providing data that is increasingly important as companies try to weather COVID-19’s economic impact. Today the startup announced it has raised a $15 million Series A. The round was by Tiga Investments, with participation from returning investors OTB Ventures and TDJ Pitango, who co-led Cosmose’s seed round

Facebook threatens to block all news from being shared in Australia

Facebook Australian
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Facebook has threatened to stop everyone in Australia from posting or sharing news articles on its platform, reacting to a proposed law demanding it pay local media companies for their work. It seems that if Facebook can't have their content for free, it would rather not have it at all. In a blog post on Tuesday, Facebook Australia and New Zealand's managing director Will Easton lashed out at dra

Sennheiser's CX 400BT are its most affordable true wireless earbuds yet

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While some headphone companies have gone all in on true wireless earbuds, Sennheiser has taken a more measured approach. The company has released two versions of its Momentum True Wireless buds thus far, with an improved model debuting back in March. While the MTW 2 offered better battery life, active noise cancellation (ANC) and more reliable controls, it was still $299.95. Now Sennheiser is int

eBay Plus exclusive: score a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 for only AU$308

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Online retail giant, eBay, discounts Sony’s WH-1000XM3 by a staggering 21%

What's on TV this week: 'Mulan,' 'The Boys,' 'Tony Hawk' and 'NBA 2K21'

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September has arrived and with it, we’re seeing more new games launching for the fall season, as well as some new options for binge watching. The big highlight this week is Disney’s “premium VOD” release of its live-action Mulan flick, which will cost $30 for Disney+ subscribers to watch it early at home . For gamers, highlights are Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers game, NBA 2K21 (which can includ

Apple alum’s jobs app for India’s workers secures $8 million

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Javed, a middle-aged man, worked as a driver before losing that job earlier this year as coronavirus spread across India, prompting New Delhi to enforce a nationwide lockdown and temporarily curb several business activities. There are millions of people like Javed in India today who have lost their livelihood in recent months. They are low-skilled workers and are currently struggling to secure an

Indian smartphones market set to rebound strongly

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Indian smartphone market is set for a strong showing, mostly driven by pent-up demand as well as new demand associated with online education, according to Manu Kumar Jain, Indian head of Xiaomi, which itself is expecting to do well.

Zoom profits double as revenues skyrocket

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The popular video conferencing app has seen a 458% jump in customer growth compared with last year.

Everybody is racing to an IPO — even Laird Hamilton’s young “superfood” company

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This one is unusual: Laird Superfood , a five-year-old, 100-person, Sisters, Ore.-based startup that was cofounded by famed surfer Laird Hamilton and which makes plant-based packaged beverage products, filed today to raise up to $40 million in an IPO. We’d reported on this company early last year in large part because it had attracted backing from WeWork, the co-working company that famously made

Walmart+ launches Sept 15, offering same-day delivery, gas discounts and cashierless checkout for $98/yr

Walmart Membership
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Walmart today officially unveiled its new membership service and Amazon Prime rival, which it’s calling “Walmart+.” The $98 per year service will combine free, unlimited same-day delivery on groceries and thousands of other items, with additional benefits, like fuel discounts and access to a new Scan & Go service, similar to Walmart-owned Sam’s Club, that will allow members to check out at Walmar

'Pokémon Go' will stop working on old Android and iOS devices in October

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An upcoming Pokémon Go update for October could mean you won’t be able to access the game anymore if you’re using an older iPhone or Android device. Niantic has announced that the game will stop supporting devices running Android 5, iOS 10 and iOS 11. For Apple owners, in particular, the game will no longer work on the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6 even if you install iOS 12 on it. In an upcoming up

The OnePlus 8T might just have been spotted in the latest Developer Preview

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A deeper look into the Developer Preview 4 build for the OnePlus 8 unearths possible images of the OnePlus 8T.

Walmart Announces Membership Service in Attempt to Compete With Amazon

Walmart Amazon Membership
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Walmart+ will cost $98 a year to receive free shipping for orders over $35. The company hopes to build on the success of its pickup grocery business.

Poco X3 confirmed to launch on September 7 globally

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Poco X3 will be unveiled globally on September 7. The device is also expected to launch in India later.

LG virtual IFA 2020 exhibit goes live for a virtual audience

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IFA 2020 is still happening this year but in a very different way. With limited slots for both exhibitors and attendees, many companies thought it a better to just hold their own events outside of Messe Berlin. LG definitely embraced the opportunity to provide an even more interactive experience than it could in the physical world. That is, of course, … Continue reading

Facebook threatens news sharing ban in Australia

Facebook Australia
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The social media giant is preparing for a new law that would force it to pay publishers for news articles.

Bella Thorne, OnlyFans and the battle over monetising content

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Content creators say OnlyFans has slashed incomes by placing caps on prices charged on the platform.

Android TV “Sabrina” dongle could come with a tempting price tag

Google Sabrina Android
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It has been a while since Google launched a new Android TV device of its own, which is probably not surprising considering it’s pouring its attention on the Chromecast Ultra. The latter is, after all, the device on which its Stadia is best experienced. That, of course, makes Android TV feel more and more like abandonware, a perception Google is … Continue reading

Facebook is threatening a massive news-sharing ban on its platforms in Australia [Updated]

Facebook Australia
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Google and Facebook aren't happy with the proposed law changes surrounding news coverage in Australia.

This Mac Pro rival workstation costs almost half the price of Apple’s finest

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Windows-based workstations offer fantastic value for money.

Nokia 5.3 available on Amazon from today

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The Nokia 5.3 will be up on Amazon for sale today. The smartphone was unveiled by HMD Global recently along with three more devices.

Waze Drivers, Welcome to the Batmobile

Batman Riddler K. Conroy
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Waze, Google’s driving and traffic app, is letting users drive with Kevin Conroy, the best Batman voice , as their personal navigator beginning today. Read more...

Facebook to block news sharing in Australia if new law is passed

Facebook Australia
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It is often said how social media has become the new way news spreads, sometimes even more quickly, but few actually consider the money involved there. From clicks to page views to ads, companies like Facebook and Google have perhaps taken the lion’s share of advertising profits, even when the content surfaced on their platforms come from other sources like … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy M51 to launch in India on September 10

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The Samsung Galaxy M51 is all set for September 10 launch in India. Here's what we know so far.

Apple mistakenly approved malware masquerading as Adobe Flash

Apple App Store Developers
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Once the darling of the Internet, Adobe, formerly Macromedia, Flash has long fallen from grace and even banned in many corners of the Web for its security vulnerabilities. That, however, hasn’t really stopped some users from trying to install it, for one reason or another, nor does it stop malware writers from taking advantage of that. Unfortunately for Apple, the … Continue reading

Duh: FBI Warned Doorbell Cams Can Also Tip Suspects Off to Approaching Cops

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The FBI warned in a November 2019 bulletin that smart video doorbells, such as Amazon’s Ring or Google’s Nest Hello cameras, could tip off suspects that police are coming for them, according to a Monday report in the Intercept. Read more...

Facebook threatens to block all news in Australia

Facebook Australia
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Facebook users in Australia could lose their ability to share news on the social network, the company is warning . The threat is the result of a proposed law from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that would require Facebook and other tech companies to pay publishers for their content. Facebook has maintained that news content “is not a significant source of revenue” and t

OnePlus OxygenOS 11 will be ditching the stock Android design

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Almost all major Android manufacturers have their own custom Android user experience, a customization that has long been blamed for the slow rollout of updates. That is why OEMs that stick to a more or less pure Android experience have always been held in high regard, especially considering how few of them there are. Along with the now-defunct Essential and … Continue reading

Sony's A7C heralds arrival of new compact full-frame mirrorless line: report

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The first camera in the brand-new C series of "super compact" full-framers is rumored to arrive mid-September.

Twitter's 'Quote Tweet' changes make sussing out online drama easier

Twitter Quote Tweets
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Twitter's incredibly handy "Retweets with comments" feature is getting a rebranding, as well as becoming a tiny bit more convenient to use. Earlier this year, Twitter added the option to see retweets that include a comment without having to use an automated account such as @QuotedReplies . Now the feature has been renamed, ditching the descriptive but clunky "Retweets with comments" for the clean

CDN provider Fastly seals huge Signal Sciences acquisition to boost application security

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Fastly has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Signal Sciences for $775m in cash and stock.

TikTok's new commerce integration lets creators start milkin' content for cash

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TikTok is making it easier for creators to turn looped video streams into pure American profit. The embattled social media company announced Monday that it had entered into a new partnership with the customized online merch platform Teespring . The integration will allow creators to include links to their Teespring products directly in their videos. TikTokkers with hearty followings already frequ

Motorola Razr 5G might have some notable upgrades after all

Motorola One 5G Verizon
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It will just be hours before Samsung unveils its second foldable phone this year and it won’t be too much of a surprise if the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s presence will raise questions about Motorola’s next foldable phone. Of course, the Lenovo subsidiary isn’t going to stray away from its Razr form factor to take on Samsung, which, in turn, … Continue reading

Twitter makes sure Quote Tweets are just one click away

Twitter Quote Tweets
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Twitter’s ever-evolving approach to conversation on its platform has another tweak, as now you’ll see a Quote Tweet button in between the count of Retweets and Likes when you zoom in on a particular tweet. The standardized quote tweet arrived about five years ago , and has served as a way to highlight other posters you either really agree with or really disagree with. Twitter A few months ago Twi

Fall Guys will soon feature MrBeast and Ninja skins

Aim Lab Fall Guys SE
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Saccharin-sweet and insanely difficult battle royale game Fall Guys will soon offer skins based on popular game streamers MrBeast and Ninja, according to the team behind the video game. The two streamers joined Aim Lab and G2esports in donating $1 million to a UK charity called Special Effect. A total of four skins — Devolver calls them ‘costumes’ — will … Continue reading

How American, Delta and United no-change-fee policies stack up against Southwest

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Southwest has long been an outlier in the industry. The airline famously never charges baggage or change fees. Well, following United’s news that it’s eliminating most domestic change fees , both American Airlines and Delta also made similar announcements 24 hours later. Even though the Big 3 U.S. airlines have now joined the no-change-fee party, there are still some significant differences in ea

Binge reading: Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite gets a AU$20 price drop

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Amazon Australia has discounted two of its most popular Kindle ereaders for those still staying indoors.

Google's upcoming Android TV dongle could be surprisingly affordable

Google Sabrina Android
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Information about Google's upcoming 'Sabrina' streaming device temporarily leaked by major US retailer.

The Best Mattresses, According to Our Readers

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There's already a sequel to the Google Pixel 4a chipset

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G chipset will power the next year of affordable gaming smartphones, but it won’t support 5G connectivity.

Slack paid a researcher next to nothing for uncovering a critical security bug

Slack Critical Bug
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Finding vulnerabilities in popular software is usually quite lucrative for security researchers.

The Best Mattresses, According to Our Readers

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NYC airport screening and new, $5 test spur hopes of a return to travel, but how realistic are these solutions?

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on international travel. In fact, right now, it’s easier to list the countries where Americans can visit than try to highlight all of the destinations they can’t . (Note: we’ve done both.) Even within the U.S., states have imposed ever-changing guidelines on who can visit and what they must do after arriving , making for a lot of confusion

IHG Hotels Says Their Flexible Cancellation Policy Is Ending October 1

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IHG hotels, the chain that includes Holiday Inn, Kimpton, Intercontinental, and related brands, is bringing its flexible cancellation policy to an end. All of the major hotel chains have sought to encourage new bookings by making them very low risk for consumers. IHG says, though, 'no more' after September 30. There's a huge desire to get hotel pricing and restrictions 'back to normal' but I don'

Amazon Prime Air drone delivery platform just hit a huge milestone

Amazon FAA Prime Air
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It’s no secret that Amazon envisions a future in which autonomous drones will be able to make many package deliveries, reducing congestion on the road and reliance on third-party delivery services. We’re still quite a few years away from that becoming an everyday reality, but there are s