Wednesday, September 02, 2020

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Here’s How Microtransactions Work In Marvel’s Avengers

1KLifehacker / 17min
Ever since Marvel’s Avengers was revealed to be an endless online game, a la Destiny , prospective players have wondered about potential microtransactions, and just how bad they are. To just be out with it: Yes, there are microtransactions in Marvel’s Avengers . No, you can’t pay your way to a superpowered character… Read more...

The Mandalorian season 2 release date is finally confirmed by Disney Plus

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The Mandalorian season 2 release date is coming next month, as the Star Wars TV show gets a new logo ahead of its premiere.

John Boyega has some strong words about his Star Wars experience

3KMashable / 7h
John Boyega did not have an entirely positive experience filming Star Wars — and he places at least some of the blame with Disney. The actor recently opened up to British GQ about what it was like to play Finn in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker, and how he feels now when he looks back on his time with the franchise. "You get yourself involved in projects and you’re not

Light Up Your World With an iHome RGB Wireless Charging Station for $39

Lifehacker / 9min
iHome Color LED Power Station | $39 | SideDeal Read more...

NASA Tests Rocket So Huge It Lights Entire Hillside on Fire

Futurism / 11min
Massive Fireball Northrop Grumman just ignited a booster for NASA’s long-awaited Space Launch System (SLS) — blasting so forcefully that it ignited brush on the surrounding hills at the company’s test facility in Promontory, Utah. 3…2…1… fire. The @NASA_SLS rocket booster test is in progress. — NASA (@NASA) September 2, 2020 The booster started a fire on the hillside. p

Intel Tiger Lake release date, specs and news: all the details on Intel’s next 10nm chips

Intel Core Tiger Lake
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Intel has finally launched Tiger Lake, the 11th-generation lineup of processors for ultraportable laptops.

Hyatt’s gaining a hotel in one of Maui’s most picturesque places

The Points Guy / 14min
Travelers to the Hawaiian island of Maui are familiar with resorts in popular tourist areas like Wailea and Lahaina, but soon Hyatt will offer a new hotel option on the far east end of the island in the town of Hana. Last year, a California-based investment group purchased the former Travaasa Hana hotel for about $25 million and has now signed a deal with Hyatt, who will operate the hotel, now ca

Here's how you can know when Xbox Series X preorders go live

Mashable / 13min
Gamers have been champing at the bit for any morsel of information we can get about next-gen consoles, and to be honest, both Microsoft and Sony have been keeping us pretty satiated with PS5 and Xbox Series X news throughout the summer. The thing is, the two most important pieces of information are still strangely unknown, even though both consoles are reportedly launching this holiday season: Th

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Featured Session: Global Technology for Data in the Cloud

44MIT Technology Review / 18min
2020 has brought global disruption of societies, customer behavior, and economies. The businesses that survive and thrive will need to make fast, smart decisions about how to pivot in today’s world. In this session, you’ll hear from Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, global vice president for block and object storage at Amazon Web Services, about how those smart decisions will be fundamentally based on data

AI Advances and Applications

Intel iZotope CIO AI
44MIT Technology Review / 18min
Is AI at an impasse? The growth of AI to date has been fueled by massive amounts of data and exponential gains in processing efficiency. But are these gains sustainable and if not, what is going to take us to the next level? Join us virtually at EmTech MIT as we look at the status quo and the road ahead for AI. We’ll examine how today’s AI tools are being used to solve real-world problems, and ho

Study finds ordinary tattoo ink is a useful tool for detecting cancer

SlashGear / 22min
The ink used to apply your last tattoo may also be a useful tool for detecting hidden cancers, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. The trick is being able to distinguish the cancer cells from the normal cells nearby, something that can be achieved using nanoparticles paired with tattoo ink or food dye, the study … Continue reading

India Blocks 118 More China-Linked Apps, Including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

India Pubg 118 Chinese
Gizmodo / 29min
Months after barring TikTok, India is now cracking down on dozens more apps with links to China—the latest development in an ongoing feud between the two countries. This time, India’s banned multiple apps from Chinese tech giant Tencent, including mobile versions of the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s … Read more...

Edtech startups find demand from an unlikely customer: Public schools

100+TechCrunch / 30min
School district technology budgets are tight. But Kami CEO and founder Hengjie Wang wanted to make his company’s digital classroom product a go-to tool anyway. He landed on trying to disrupt the printers. Wang found that school districts spend an average of $150,000 every year on printed materials. Kami helps teachers digitize worksheets so students can digitally annotate them. Doing the math, Wa

Weber’s SmokeFire Is a Do-Everything Grill and Smoker—With Some Risks

Gizmodo / 35min
You’ve probably already perused other reviews of Weber’s SmokeFire pellet grill, which hit stores early this year. And you probably left those reviews thinking the SmokeFire sorta sucks. Fair enough. It’s got a temperature range that no other fancy grill and smoker on the market possesses, but a variety of problems… Read more...

What to Do With Your Old Graphics Card if You Upgrade to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 GPU

Lifehacker / 37min
Now that we’re one day removed from Nvidia’s huge announcement for desktop gamers, I trust many of you are feeling tempted to make a September splurge and upgrade your graphics card. Whether you’re going for a reasonable upgrade (the $499 RTX 3070) or the 8K, 60-frames-per-second beast (the $1,499 RTX 3090), there’s… Read more...

Go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most advanced genomics labs

56MIT Technology Review / 46min
For the first time ever, EmTech MIT , our flagship event on emerging technologies and trends, will be held virtually. Going virtual has given us the opportunity to offer the MIT Inside Track, which includes these exciting new interactive experiences: Meet the Researcher– MIT’s Computer and Artificial Intelligence Lab : Chat with researchers inside MIT’s world-class research lab and learn about th

Innovator of the Decade Marc Benioff at EmTech MIT

56MIT Technology Review / 46min
Marc Benioff is a true pioneer of cloud computing; under his leadership, Salesforce is the #1 provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software globally. Benioff has been named Innovator of the Decade by Forbes, one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review, and one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune. Hear directly from the CEO of Salesforce at EmTech MIT, whe

Our world has hit an inflection point

56MIT Technology Review / 46min
Now is the time to reset, rethink, and rebuild. Join us virtually at EmTech MIT , our annual flagship event on technology strategies for leadership in a changed world. This year’s program focuses on the road ahead for the technology that underpins our lives and businesses, including AI, biomedicine, cloud, and cybersecurity. We’ll also examine the forces of change altering the course and speed of

Hypatos gets $11.8M for a deep learning approach to document processing

100+TechCrunch / 50min
Process automation startup Hypatos has raised a €10 million (~$11.8M) seed round of funding from investors including Blackfin Tech, Grazia Equity, UVC Partners and Plug & Play Ventures. The Germany- and Poland-based company was spun out of AI for accounting startup, Smacc , at the back end of 2018 to apply deep learning tech to power a wider range of back-office automation, with a focus on indust

CBP does not make it clear Americans can opt out of airport face scanning, watchdog says

76TechCrunch / 50min
A government watchdog has criticized U.S. border authorities for failing to properly disclose the agency’s use of facial recognition at airports, which included instructions on how Americans can opt out. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), tasked with protecting the border and screening immigrants, has deployed its face-scanning technology in 27 U.S. airports as part of its biometric entry-

SETI Team Increases Number of Stars That Might Host Life by 200x

82Futurism / 53min
Branching Out The search for extraterrestrial life just got a whole lot more expansive — a team of scientists keeping an ear out for alien transmissions just ballooned their operation to examine 200 times the number of star systems it had previously. The Breakthrough Listen Initiative , an effort to intercept radio transmissions sent out by extraterrestrial civilizations, is now listening to 288,

Asphalt Could Be Making Summer Air Pollution Worse

Gizmodo / 53min
There’s a lot of asphalt in the U.S.—approximately 18 billion tons, according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Unfortunately, it turns out all that asphalt is the source of harmful air pollution, especially in the summer heat. Read more...

Submit your pitch deck to Disrupt 2020’s Pitch Deck Teardown

44TechCrunch / 59min
Disrupt 2020 is a few weeks away and we’re looking for founders to submit their pitch decks. In the Pitch Deck Teardown, top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will evaluate and suggest fixes for Disrupt 2020 attendees’ pitch decks. First impressions are everything, and pitch decks are often the first glimpse of companies by investors and business partners. It’s critical that these decks accur

3 ways COVID-19 has affected the property investment market

100+TechCrunch / 59min
Jan Večerka Contributor Jan Večerka is the CEO and founder of BrikkApp , a Europe-based company that connects investors with property investment platforms from all across the world helping them to make the right choice. Two in five people would never invest their money — but those who would are most likely to invest in properties. This is the conclusion of a recent survey by Hargreaves Lansdown,

This mesmerizing art installation combines nature and music

24Mashable / 1h
Odoshi Cloud Sequence is at Amsterdam's Amstelpark, and is influenced by the respect for nature in Japanese culture. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Amsterdam , Art Installation , Japanese Garden , and Future Blink

The Galaxy A42 could be Samsung's cheapest 5G phone yet

70Engadget / 1h
Through most of 2020, Samsung has tried to make 5G-capable phones available at almost every price point. Its IFA keynote saw the company continue that strategy with the announcement of the Galaxy A42 5G. Samsung didn't say too about the device, but what we do know is that it will feature a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display and four main cameras. As you can see from the images of the phone, it has a d

UEFA Nations League live stream: how to watch the 2020-21 tournament in the US

60TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Follow our guide to watch a UEFA Nations League live stream and catch every European football match from the competition online in September 2020.

Pokemon GO “end of support” messages sent to devices old and new

SlashGear / 1h
This week a variety of users with all manner of different smartphones received a message from Niantic. The message suggested that the device on which the user was playing Pokemon GO would no longer be supported in the near future. Per this message from Niantic, these users would not be able to play Pokemon GO at all in the future … Continue reading

Asus Has a Boatload of New ZenBooks for All Your Working from Home or Remote Learning Needs

Gizmodo / 1h
While Asus isn’t quite ready to announce any new gaming notebooks, the company has a boatload of new productivity-minded laptops on the way, with two of them featuring vivid OLED displays. Read more...

Intel's Core i9-9900K Falls to Astonishingly Low $370, Marvel's Avengers Included

36Gizmodo / 1h
Intel Core i9 9900K + Marvel’s Avengers | $370 | Newegg | Use code GAMERDAYS49 Read more...

Warn Your Teens About the Benadryl Challenge

36Lifehacker / 1h
From the app that brought us the “ Skull Breaker Challenge ,” we apparently now have the “Benadryl Challenge,” in which young people take large amounts of the drug to trip out or hallucinate. The challenge is being blamed in the death of at least one teenager and the hospitalization of others. Read more...

Intel's Core i9-9900K Falls to Astonishingly Low $370, Marvel's Avengers Included

36Lifehacker / 1h
Intel Core i9 9900K + Marvel’s Avengers | $370 | Newegg | Use code GAMERDAYS49 Read more...

Peak 2020: Pilots reportedly saw someone flying in a jetpack on final approach to LAX

The Points Guy / 1h
Could this be the strangest aviation story of the year? On Sunday, Aug. 30, two jets were approaching Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to land. As they descended through 3,000 feet, pilots from both airliners reported seeing someone flying in a jetpack nearby. (Yes, you read that right: a jetpack .) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a short statement: “Two airline flight cre

Microsoft declares war on deepfakes as US election looms

SlashGear / 1h
Microsoft is targeting the deepfaked content that is used to manipulate public beliefs and opinions, the company said in a statement today. This content is created using artificial intelligence technologies that are increasingly accessible to the average person, ones that are capable of generating content that is realistic and hard to detect using the naked eye. Microsoft has previously launched

How to Weigh a Dinosaur

28Lifehacker / 1h
It’s pretty great talking to a kid midway through their dinosaur phase. They almost definitely know more dino facts and stats than you do, but they also have a lot of unanswerable questions about what happened to the creatures before they went extinct. It makes sense: it’s kind of hard to imagine something of that… Read more...

Intel's 11th-Gen Laptop CPUs Will Make Laptops a Whole Lot Lighter, and Last a Whole Lot Longer

Intel Core Tiger Lake
Gizmodo / 1h
During a press event this morning, Intel officially announced the launch of its 11th-gen mobile processors, Tiger Lake, with Iris Xe Graphics that will be in “more than 150 designs” from several major manufacturers over the coming months. Intel says its new processors make it possible to have the thinnest and lightest… Read more...

John David Washington reacts to Christopher Nolan movie fan theories

20Mashable / 1h
Christopher Nolan's fans are notorious for sparking huge internet debates over detailed fan theories. 'Tenet' star John David Washington responds to some of the internet's strangest Nolan fan theories. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Christopher Nolan , Tenet , John David Washington , and Entertainment

JBL wireless earbuds deliver Active Noise Cancellation to battle AirPods Pro

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SlashGear / 1h
JBL is expanding its lineup of true wireless earbuds today, introducing three new pairs that each have an array of features. Two of these sets of wireless earbuds – the JBL Live FREE NC+ and the Reflect MINI TWS – are entirely new entries in JBL’s lineup, while the third – the JBL Tune 225TWS – is an upgrade to … Continue reading

Free-to-play ‘Rocket League’ won’t need PS Plus or Switch Online plans

77Engadget / 1h
The release of Rocket League’s massive gameplay redesign is mere weeks away and its developer, Psyonix, is sharing more details as to what gamers can expect once it does drop around mid-September. High on that list is the fact that neither Playstation or Switch owners will need to maintain an online subscription in order to play. Xbox Live Gold players, unfortunately, will. Additionally, Rocket L

SpaceX seeks FCC broadband funds, must prove it can deliver sub-100ms latency

48Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / A SpaceX Starlink user terminal/satellite dish. (credit: SpaceX ) SpaceX, Charter, Verizon, CenturyLink, Frontier, Cox, and about 500 other companies are seeking government funding to provide broadband in rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission yesterday released a list of applicants for the first phase of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which is set to pay up to $

Internal Memo: United Airlines To Furlough 16,370 Staff In October

View from the Wing / 1h
Airlines are much smaller today than they were a year ago. They expect to continue to be smaller even a year from now and perhaps even two years from now. So they need fewer people on staff. United, which was the first and most vocal about the need to shed staff, is now out with their layoff plans and they’re looking at shedding 16,370 staff come October, according to an internal memo: Continue r

Russia Declassifies Video of World’s Biggest Nuclear Blast

200+Futurism / 1h
Tsar Bomba Russia has officially declassified 1961 footage of the biggest nuclear blast in history — a test of the RDS-220 hydrogen bomb, better known as Tsar Bomba. The video, a 40 minute documentary uploaded to YouTube last week, is meant to honor the 75th anniversary of the Russian nuclear industry, as the South China Morning Post reports . It includes extensive footage of the massive detonati

Three new Tiger Lake-powered laptop models are coming from Acer

Intel Core Tiger Lake
24Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Left to right: Swift 3 14" model, Swift 5 14" model, Swift 3 13.5" model. All three models feature Intel Tiger Lake CPUs, HD displays, and promise long battery life. (credit: Acer ) Acer is launching three new laptop models in coordination with today's Intel Tiger Lake CPU launch event. The three models are the Swift 3 SF313-53, Swift 3 SF314-59, and Swift 5 SF514-55; all feature the up

Save up to $300 with these Razer Blade gaming laptop deals

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Razer is slashing prices on Blade gaming laptops this week, with deals offering up to $300 off high end machines.

5 common mistakes most people make when buying an office chair

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Buying an expensive chair can be a big decision, and we’re here to help make sure you don’t make any costly mistakes.

How to Make the Most of Limited Gym Time

28Lifehacker / 1h
Maybe you have to sign up for a time slot at your gym, when you used to be able to mosey on in anytime you liked. Maybe they kick you out after an hour so they can clean. Or maybe your gym is operating as usual, but you’d rather limit the amount of time you spend with strangers who are breathing heavily. How do you… Read more...

Channel Zero's Nick Antosca Looks Back at the Show That's Still Giving Us Excellent Nightmares

46Gizmodo / 1h
Inspired by the eerie, internet-spawned folklore known as Creepypasta , and formatted as compact six-episode seasons, each helmed by a single director, Syfy’s Channel Zero horror anthology offered a uniquely involving viewing experience. Though it was only on the air from 2016-2018, fans are still obsessed. Read more...

Scientists Still Baffled by Bizarre Martian Ridges

54Futurism / 1h
Rocky Road NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft snapped a picture of an unusual geological formation on the Red Planet that has scientists confused. The MRO’s HiRise camera revealed a series of unusual, rocky ridges near Mars’ Aureum Chaos region, CNET reports . And while the image itself is from 2011, the University of Arizona HiRise team recently shared it as an image of the day

Samsung's latest Galaxy Book Flex gets 5G and 11th-gen Intel CPUs

75Engadget / 1h
It’s only been a few months since Samsung released its Galaxy Book Flex 2-in-1 , but it’s already updating the machine. It will release a model that includes Intel’s new 11th-gen processors and supports 5G and WiFi 6. Samsung says the Galaxy Book Flex 5G meets the requirements for Intel’s Evo initiative (formerly known as Project Athena ). Those include near-instant wake and at least nine hours o

World's first photonic quantum computer is now publicly available on the cloud

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Xanadu has made its photonic quantum processors in 8 and 12 qubit machines available to developers over the cloud.

Apple Watch 6 may not land until October, according to leaker

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The Apple Watch 6 might not be released until October according to a leaker, though the smartwatch might be revealed on time in September.

Guy Flies United Airlines With Massive Boarding Pass

91One Mile at a Time / 2h
A TikTok user posted a “life hack” about how to never lose your boarding pass. Apparently the method is to show up at the airport with your boarding pass printed on a five foot piece of paper. Surprisingly he seems to have no issues at any point of the journey, including check-in, security, and even boarding the plane. And despite being on a basic economy ticket, apparently he’s still allowed to

Bering Sea Ice Hasn't Been This Low in at Least 5,500 Years

63Gizmodo / 2h
The Arctic has seen some weird happenings as the climate crisis reshapes the region, but among the most dramatic was what happened in winter 2018 in the Bering Sea. Despite the inky black days, ice began to peel back from the coast in February . By May, the sea ice cover was basically completely gone a month ahead of… Read more...

Solar power Game Boy could change the gaming industry

SlashGear / 2h
An entirely solar-powered gaming device – that’s the dream. A team of researchers at TU Delft Sustainable Systems Laboratory believe they’ve got the key to get this conversation started in a big way. The project goes by the name Engage, and it looks a whole lot like an old-school Game Boy from Nintendo. This new project created a gaming system … Continue reading

American, Delta and United plan to add 15 long-haul international routes in September

The Points Guy / 2h
American Airlines , Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will resume as many as 15 long-haul international routes in September, even as the return of flights during the coronavirus pandemic slows. If schedules hold, Accra (ACC), Barcelona (BCN), Buenos Aires (EZE), Lagos (LOS), Mumbai (BOM) and Rome (FCO) are all due to see their first U.S. airline-operated flights since the pandemic began. Howeve

“This is the day”: Disney+ announces The Mandalorian season 2 premiere date

Mandalorian Season
100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Disney's new key art for The Mandalorian season two. (credit: The Walt Disney Company ) Disney took to its Disney+ and The Mandalorian Twitter accounts this morning to announce the premiere date for the second season of the live-action Star Wars TV series: October 30. The show was a huge part of Disney+'s early success in driving subscriptions, as it gained a large following, a lot of b

Coronavirus tracing apps can save lives even with low adoption rates

74MIT Technology Review / 2h
Here’s a life-or-death question: Do apps that notify people of potential exposure to the coronavirus help save lives, or are they a waste of precious time and money? A new study from Oxford University and Google says contact tracing apps reduce infections, hospitalizations, and deaths at almost any level of adoption, showing that the technology can act as a complement to other countermeasures lik

Twitter Adds Pinned Tweets and Descriptions to Trending Topics

29How-To Geek / 2h
In an effort to bring more context and clarity to trending topics, Twitter recently announced it will be adding descriptions and pinned tweets so people can more easily understand why they’re trending. This will hopefully cut down on the always-present deluge of irrelevant tweets asking no one in particular why something is trending. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitch Video Parties Are Out of Beta, Available to All Amazon Prime Members

How-To Geek / 2h
The COVID pandemic has made remotely watching videos with your buds a prime consideration for streaming services, like Movies Anywhere, Hulu, and, um, Prime. The feature now works on Amazon’s game streaming subsidiary Twitch, after a lengthy beta program and region-limited rollout. It’s now available worldwide. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Legend Figured Out How to Use a Game Boy Camera as a Webcam

How-To Geek / 2h
Webcams are hard to find right now, but you still have alternatives. Wyze, Sony, and others released firmware to turn your existing camera into a webcam. But what if you’d rather be ridiculous, awesome, and nail a retro feel all at once? In that case, check out how Bernard Capulong turned a Game Boy Camera into a webcam. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Disney Has Spoken: 'The Mandalorian' Returns October 30

Mandalorian Season
27How-To Geek / 2h
Earlier today, Lucasfilms and Disney made a low-key announcement. Season two of its popular show The Mandalorian would premiere on October 30, exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service. Although Disney confirmed a second season of the show soon after the first season debuted, it remained unclear when it would get here until today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

JBL Refreshes Its Speaker and Earbud Catalog With Bluetooth 5.1 Party Machines

JBL Bluetooth Club
How-To Geek / 2h
JBL is refreshing its entire catalog with three new Bluetooth speakers, five new wireless earbuds, and a pair of updated PA-styled PartyBox speakers. Along with a bold and fresh style, JBL’s latest products boast Bluetooth 5.1 technology, USB-C charging, and unprecedented water-resistance ratings. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

LG Will Reveal Its Dual Screen "Wing" Smartphone on September 14

How-To Geek / 2h
Sure, Samsung has a few folding phones under its belt now. And Microsoft’s phone gives you the dual-screen effect in a foldable-like fashion. But LG’s “Wing” smartphone goes a different direction entirely. It flips out a second screen to form a T, and the company wants to tell us more on September 14. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Netflix doc 'Challenger: The Final Flight' takes us back to NASA's darkest moment

100+Mashable / 2h
If you were old enough to have memories in 1986, then you probably remember the Challenger explosion. Late-stage Gen X and elder Millennials especially can probably tell you where they were that fateful day when America tuned in for NASA's historic shuttle launch... only to watch it explode 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members on board. Executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Gl

Fitness Trackers Need to Be More Than Dinky Wristbands

Gizmodo / 2h
I will be the first to say that not everything has to be a smartwatch. In fact, I am relieved that as smartwatches become more affordable, wearables makers haven’t completely forgotten about cheaper options for those of us who want a gadget to track steps without breaking the bank. What I can’t abide is just how boring … Read more...

Best Lowe's Labor Day sales: save on appliances, furniture, and garden deals

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Check out the latest deals on appliances and home and garden furniture with all the best Lowe's Labor Day sales.

Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 might be too demanding for your old PSU

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Asus says the power demands of their new ROG Strix RTX 30-series cards might be too great for many power supplies, even if they have enough wattage on paper to meet the requirements

Dell Labor Day sales are cutting up to $250 off these Dell XPS deals

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The Dell Labor Day sales are here, and you can save up to $150 on these Dell XPS deals.

Hurricane evacuations and electric cars—here’s what we know

43Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Jae Young Ju/Getty Images) On Tuesday, Ars took a look at how Houston handles hurricanes , particularly in light of the city's botched response to Hurricane Rita in 2005. Back then, millions of Houstonians poured onto the roads to escape the storm's grasp only to find impenetrable traffic. Senior Technology Editor Lee Hutchinson was one of them, describing a "stupid fucking shamb

One of Western Digital's Best 500GB SSDs Falls to $63

Gizmodo / 2h
Western Digital Black 500GB SSD | $63 | Amazon Western Digital Black 500GB SSD | $63 | Newegg Western Digital Black 500GB SSD | $63 | B&H Photo Read more...

Put a Fitted Sheet on Right the First Time, Every Time

36Lifehacker / 2h
There are two absolute certainties in my life: I’ll never be able to insert a USB correctly on the first try , and I’ll always have to rotate my fitted sheet at least once before I manage to affix it to all four corners of my mattress. But I’ve recently come up with a solution to this problem, inspired by bedding… Read more...

Deep Science: Dog detectors, Mars mappers and AI-scrambling sweaters

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Research papers come out at far too rapid a rate for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers, particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence, and explain why they matter. This week in Deep Science s

Star Wars Author J.W. Rinzler Goes to the Moon With His New Book

35Gizmodo / 2h
Star Wars . Indiana Jones. Alien. Planet of the Apes . Author J.W. Rinzler has written books on them all . However, for his latest project, he’s tackling a story that’s more famous than all those iconic movies combined: the Space Race. Read more...

Intel 11th-gen Core laptop CPUs push back against AMD

Intel Tiger Lake Iris Xe
SlashGear / 2h
Intel has officially revealed its 11th-generation Tiger Lake Core CPUs, and with them, the company is looking to take the fight to AMD in the realm of laptops. During its announcement today, Intel said unequivocally that the 11th-gen Core CPU is “the world’s best processor for thin and light laptops,” and that the series will comprise nine new SKUs across … Continue reading

Intel Evo is the badge Intel hopes you look for when you next buy a laptop

Intel Core Tiger Lake
SlashGear / 2h
Get ready to look out for a new logo when you’re next buying a laptop, with Intel unveiling not only new branding of its own but an “Intel Evo” badge to signify what it thinks is best-in-breed. Launching alongside the 11th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel Evo will be showing up on more than 20 laptop designs this year, the … Continue reading

Physicists: Fake Black Holes Could Be Pulling the Universe Apart

300+Futurism / 2h
Revisiting Classics Scientists know that the universe is expanding, almost certainly due to the effects of a mysterious force called dark energy — but things tend to break down when we get any more specific than that. Back in the 1960s, physicists suggested that all that elusive dark energy could be hiding in ersatz black holes called Generic Objects of Dark Energy (GEODEs) that are born from col

Hostgator has rolled out its cheapest web hosting plans yet

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Unlimited storage and bandwidth to sweeten up a rather enticing offer.

Acer updates its Swift 3 and 5 laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs

Acer Swift 5 3 Intel
76Engadget / 3h
Acer is sprucing up its Swift 3 and Swift 5 laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs . They can tap into the chips’ integrated graphics power and Acer says all three machines use Intel Evo specs. That, according to the company, enables the laptops to deliver responsive performance and features such as instant wake and Iris Xe graphics. The Swift 5 (model SF514-55) was designed with ultraportable per

ASUS' latest ZenBooks feature OLED and 'Intel Evo' designs

58Engadget / 3h
Like clockwork, ASUS and other PC makers have a slew of new machines to show off alongside Intel’s latest CPU announcement. This time around, though, there’s a lot more going on than just a simple processor bump. Intel is rebadging its “Project Athena” initiative for next-generation laptop designs as “Intel Evo,” and ASUS is eager to show off its own contributions. Alongside the usual ZenBook upg

What You Should Know About Colon Cancer

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100+Lifehacker / 3h
The passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman due to colon cancer is tragic. He was young, he was successful, and he carried the weight of his devastating diagnosis quietly and privately. He is also not alone. “Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States,” says Dr. Mazen Alastie,… Read more...

GPU company Imagination Technologies to teach students how to design a CPU

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Imagination announces its first RISC-V course for students.

Acer announces new Swift 5 and Swift 3 laptops with Intel Tiger-lake CPUs

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Acer's latest updates to its Swift 3 and Swift 5 ultrabooks will feature new 11th-gen Intel CPUs and Intel Iris graphics

Acer's Latest Under $1,000 Laptops Have Wi Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4

Acer Swift 5 Intel
Gizmodo / 3h
As with the launch of every new CPU line, new laptops appear to put that processing power into action with Acer’s new Swift 5 being the first system to use Intel’s Evo platform design. Read more...

Acer Swift 5 gets Intel Evo Platform vertified, 11th Gen Intel Core inside

Acer Swift 5 3 Intel
SlashGear / 3h
This week the folks at Intel revealed a refresh of the Acer Swift 5 and Acer Swift 3. Acer’s Swift 5 was newly verified as an Intel Evo platform notebook, and both the Swift 3 and Swift 5 were given access to 11th Gen Intel Core Processors. These devices will be available for purchase starting in November in North America. … Continue reading

Man's viral plea to city council: Boneless wings are 'just chicken tenders'

1KMashable / 3h
There are big things going on in the world: the pandemic, the upcoming election, massive protests against police brutality. But Lincoln, Nebraska's Ander Christensen wanted to talk with the city about something a bit less heavy...chicken wings. "I go into nice family restaurants and see people throwing this name around and pretending as though everything is just fine," he told the city council. "

Lucid Motors Claims to Have Beaten Tesla Model S on Drag Strip

100+Futurism / 3h
Runner Up Tesla competitor Lucid Motors claims to have beaten a Tesla Model S in a quarter mile race, covering the distance in a blistering 9.9 seconds. The company has been hyping up its Lucid Air electric luxury sedan for several weeks now. First, it claimed the sedan will have a whopping 517 mile range on a single charge. Then they said it “will be the fastest charging electric vehicle ever of

Intel Tiger Lake announced to power the next generation of laptops

Intel Core Tiger Lake
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Intel has officially announced its Intel Tiger Lake 11th generation processors for laptops.

Meet GW190521—a black-hole merger for the record books

Two Virgo Black GW190521
77Ars Technica / 3h
Numerical simulation of two black holes that inspiral and merge, emitting gravitational waves. The black holes have large and nearly equal masses, with one only 3% more massive than the other. The LIGO/VIRGO collaboration has picked up a gravitational wave signal from another black-hole merger—and it's one for the record books. The merger is the most massive and most distant yet detected by the c

Intel unveils Tiger Lake CPUs, rebrands Project Athena as Evo

Intel Tiger Lake Iris Xe
73Engadget / 3h
Intel gave us a deep look at its upcoming 11th generation ”Tiger Lake” CPUs last month — now, it’s unveiled the chips we can expect in thin and light laptops later this year. And that’s not all: the company also announced “Intel Evo,” the second iteration of its next-generation “Project Athena” initiative. That’ll make it easy for consumers to find the laptops making the most of its latest hardwa

Satellite mega-constellations risk ruining astronomy forever

100+MIT Technology Review / 3h
The astronomy community is on edge. The growing number of satellites streaming through low Earth orbit is making it almost impossible to get a clear view of the sky. The true threat these mega-constellations pose to the astronomy community is only just beginning to be understood. A report released last week by the American Astronomical Society concluded that they will “fundamentally change astron

How to watch Two Weeks to Live: stream Maisie Williams' new show online from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Game of Thrones star back on the small screen in new Sky series - here's how to watch Two Weeks to Live online and stream every episode today.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will produce content for Netflix

100+Engadget / 3h
Eight months after announcing plans to step back from their official royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have turned their attention to Hollywood. Netflix has signed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to a multiyear production deal. The pair, who have lived in the Los Angeles area since March, have set up their own production company. They’ll make documentaries, feature films, scripted shows

Samsung's new Galaxy Fit 2 promises users over two weeks of battery life

Samsung Fit 2 Fold
44Mashable / 3h
If Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 is a bit too over the top for your fitness goals, the company's now offering a more basic alternative: the Galaxy Fit 2. As a follow-up to its first-generation Galaxy Fit , the Fit 2 doesn't look all that different. The major upgrades here include a larger display, a new color option, and double the battery life. The Fit 2 has a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with

Wonton Wrappers Make Excellent Noodles

53Lifehacker / 3h
As you probably know, wonton wrappers are thin, delicate sheets of flour, water, and egg used to make top tier foods such as fried wontons, wonton soup, and crab rangoon (just to name a few icons). But the little squares can just as easily be dropped into simmering soups, sauces, or plain ol’ water to make piles of… Read more...

Get a 10-Pack of Protective Face Shields for 50% Off! [Exclusive]

44Lifehacker / 3h
10-Pack Protective Face Shields | $15 | MQDirect | Promo code KINJASHIELDS Read more...

Dead Birds, Missing Drugs, and Lost Human Remains: USPS Workers Blame a 'Manufactured Crisis'

300+Gizmodo / 3h
When Ella’s monthly supply of modafinil didn’t arrive in the mail in late August, she wasn’t sure what to do. They’re not like the pills she takes for her allergies or her blood pressure. “Without it, I might not be able to get up for three days,” she said. A 65-year-old on a fixed income, Ella has normocytic anemia… Read more...

Get a 10-Pack of Protective Face Shields for 50% Off! [Exclusive]

44Gizmodo / 3h
10-Pack Protective Face Shields | $15 | MQDirect | Promo code KINJASHIELDS Read more...

His Dark Materials season 2: release date, trailers, cast and what we can expect to see

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Return to Philip Pullman's many worlds in His Dark Materials season 2.

Attackers mimicking Netflix, Apple, Facebook domains to hoodwink victims

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A new report from Palo Alto Networks shows cybersquatting is on the rise and is being used to target major brands online.

Black holes collide in universe-shaker science said should never happen

Two Virgo Black GW190521
SlashGear / 3h
Two colossal black holes merging and creating a single, even larger black hole have given astrophysicists the biggest gravitational wave spike yet detected, a space-time shaking collision generating wave energy equal to eight Suns. The mysterious signal was captured by the National Science Foundation’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo detectors on May 21, 2019,

Hear E-Prix Champion di Grassi on the future of electric motor sports (including scooters)

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Lucas di Grassi is returning to TechCrunch’s stage , and we’re going to talk racing electric vehicles. Again. Because electric is the future of motoring including motorsports. There’s a lot to talk about with di Grassi. He’s an outspoken proponent of electric vehicles, previously helping to develop Formula E, push forward the AI racing circuit Roborace and is now developing an international elect

To build responsibly, tech needs to do more than just hire chief ethics officers

69TechCrunch / 3h
Sarah Drinkwater Contributor Sarah Drinkwater works to fuel the responsible tech movement through her role as director at Omidyar Network. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen new teams in tech companies emerge that focus on responsible innovation, digital well-being, AI ethics or humane use. Whatever their titles, these individuals are given the task of “leading” ethics at their companies. Wh

The WHO Now Recommends Cheap Steroids As a Life-Saving Treatment for Severe Covid-19

94Gizmodo / 3h
New research released Wednesday seems to confirm one of the few hopeful discoveries made during the covid-19 pandemic: Cheap steroid drugs can save the lives of people with severe covid-19. The accumulating evidence has convinced the World Health Organization to embrace steroids as a standard treatment for these… Read more...

You can now sign up to be notified about PlayStation 5 preorders

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Read more... More about Sony , Pre Order , Mashable Shopping , Playstation 5 , and Entertainment

iPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10: which is the right phone for you?

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How does the iPhone 11 Pro stack up to Samsung's Galaxy S10 flagship? We compare each in depth.

Girl Guides: Enhanced photos need labels on social media

400+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The charity has backed proposals to make labelling on these images compulsory.

Scientists Say Life Could Survive Inside Stars

300+Futurism / 3h
Out There The search for potential extraterrestrial life typically centers around planets that resemble — or once resembled — the hospitable conditions on Earth. But a team of City University of New York physicists is proposing a different idea: a bizarre form of life could theoretically survive in the center of a star. That’s not to say there are secret alien civilizations hiding inside stars, b

Astronomers Claim to Have Spotted the Most Massive Black Hole Merger Ever

400+Futurism / 3h
A team of astronomers have spotted what they claim is the most massive collision of two black holes ever observed. Prior to the gigantic collision, at least one of the massive colossal space objects had the mass of 85 Suns. The collision itself created a black hole about 150 solar masses — putting it into a mass range previously thought to be possible — and ejected the equivalent of eight solar m

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign major deal with Netflix

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100+Mashable / 3h
Wondering what's next for Harry and Meghan, everyone's favourite former royals? Well, a major multi-year Netflix deal, it turns out. After announcing their intention to part ways with the royal family earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have started their own production company and inked a deal with Netflix. The name of their production company is currently unknown, but a New York T

Walmart+ is here to compete with Amazon Prime — kind of

Walmart Amazon Prime
20Mashable / 3h
We first heard about Walmart+ in February back in the Before Times, but you may have forgotten about the announcement, what with *gestures broadly* everything that's been going on . But Walmart has officially released a launch date for its Amazon Prime competitor — the membership program will be available to customers starting Sept. 15. While Walmart+ isn't delivering on all of our wish list item

David Blaine Ascends To 25,000 Feet, Suspended By 52 Balloons

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Well, my hands are most definitely sweating at this point, as this is probably simultaneously the most incredible and terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. Illusionist David Blaine just spent quite a bit of time suspended above the Arizona desert by 52 helium balloons. He “took off” (if you can call it that) from Page Airport in Arizona, and spent roughly an hour suspended in the air. He continued to

Twitter says two new teams will address its accessibility issues

Twitter Two TT
84Engadget / 4h
When Twitter tested a new feature that let users share audio clips with tweets , the company received criticism for not including accessibility tools like closed captioning. That set off a larger debate about how Twitter approaches accessibility . Now, Twitter says it heard the criticism and recognizes that it needs to do better. “We know we need to do more to make our service accessible and we w

Optoma CinemaX P2 is an ultra-bright 4K projector – with some fierce competition

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Optoma's Cinemax P1 projector gets a successor, this time with increased contrast and an Enhanced Gaming Mode.

Crypto wallet MetaMask finally launches on iOS and Android, and it supports Apple Pay

44Mashable / 4h
If you've interacted with cryptocurrencies in the past couple of years, there's a good chance you've used MetaMask. It's a cryptocurrency wallet in the form of a browser extension that supports Ethereum and its ecosystem, making it easy to connect with a decentralized app (dApp) that resides on a website. But even though it's been an essential tool for crypto users for years, MetaMask wasn't wide

How to Get Free Chicken Nuggets at Wendy's in September

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Attention fans of free food, specifically food from Wendy’s, specifically chicken nuggets: There is a particularly good deal involving their popular fried and breaded chicken chunks this month. Not convinced? The offer involves 10 free savory nuggets . Here’s what you need to know. Read more...

RedMagic 5S released for smartphone gaming both balanced and beautiful

SlashGear / 4h
The gaming smartphone RedMagic 5S was revealed for global release this morning with a wide variety of markets, including the USA. This is a rarity when it comes to globally-released phones from brands that aren’t already deeply embedded in the fabric of the USA carrier market. RedMagic 5S offers a unique proposition: a gaming-focused smartphone with top-end features for a … Continue reading

Three Reasons To Consider Earning Miles With A Bask Savings Account Before Summer Ends

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American Airlines has added partners that make their frequent flyer program more relevant to people in some of the largest cities in the country this year. American Airlines AAdvantage® miles with your savings account is an even better deal with low interest rates. And there's the opportunity to earn an extra 25,000 referring friends for new accounts - that gets them a better offer than is public

The New Mutants Is a Fitting Final Act for Fox's X-Men Franchise

100+Gizmodo / 4h
The New Mutants is a curious quagmire of a film that’s been defined by “ what ifs ” from the moment it was announced five years ago. What if it followed Apocalypse ’s example and dragged the X-Men cinematic franchise further into the gutter? What if it somehow managed to be good? What if The New Mutants actually lived up… Read more...

The FBI Botched Its DNC Hack Warning in 2016—but Says It Won’t Next Time

100+Wired / 4h
Facing looming election threats and a ransomware epidemic, the bureau says it has revamped its process for warning hacking victims.

These new Vuzix Smart Glasses actually look like regular glasses

100+SlashGear / 4h
Smart glasses need to blend in like regular eyewear if they’re ever going to break into the mainstream, and Vuzix thinks its next-gen digital spectacles could have that edge. Previewed for the first time today – and coming sooner than you might think, Vuzix is promising – the new smart glasses could easily be mistaken for regular prescription glasses at … Continue reading

Twitch launches Watch Parties to all creators worldwide

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100+TechCrunch / 4h
Twitch is doubling down on making its site more than just a place for livestreaming gaming video. Last fall, the Amazon-owned company began testing a new feature called “Watch Parties,” which lets creators stream Amazon Prime Video content to viewers with Amazon Prime. This spring, Twitch opened up Watch Parties to its biggest streaming channels in the U.S., adding support for over 70 movies and

FB Messenger chief Stan Chudnovsky is coming to Disrupt

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Stan Chudnovsky last spoke at Disrupt in 2016, so we’ve got a lot to catch up on. Chudnovsky remains in charge of Facebook Messenger — his current title is VP of Messenger — so he can tell us more about how the product has evolved at this year’s Disrupt 2020 on September 14-18 . One of the biggest changes has been the launch of Messenger Rooms , a service that allows you to start and join video c

Microsoft Series X accessory compatibility could be next-gen console’s wildcard

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SlashGear / 4h
As we move into the next generation, Microsoft has spoken frequently about making sure current-generation accessories – those made for Xbox One – are forward compatible with next-generation hardware. To that end, today Microsoft announced a new stage for the “Designed for Xbox” program – an accessory licensing program that has been running since the days of the OG Xbox. … Continue reading

Wednesday's Best Deals: Intel Core i9-9900K, The Last of Us Part II, TaoTronics Humidifier, Sunski Blue Light Glasses and Shades, Ella Paradis Bundles, and More

68Gizmodo / 4h
An Intel Core i9-9900K , a marked down copy of The Last of Us Part II , a Domino Bishoujo Statue , a TaoTronics humidifier , a sale on Sunski blue light glasses and shades at Huckberry , a multi-surface steam mop , and a Sexual Health Awareness month bundle blowout at Ella Paradis lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

UIA Bans Passenger For Walking On Wing To Cool Off

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I guess it’s nice to see someone banned from an airline in 2020 for something other than not wearing a mask ? Video footage is going viral of what happened on an August 31 flight from Antalya to Kyiv. When Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight 6212 landed at Boryspil International Airport, one passenger was apparently quite warm. As reported by The Sun , the woman, who was traveling with he

Novak Djokovic vs Kyle Edmund live stream: how to watch US Open tennis online from anywhere

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Our guide explains how to watch US Open tennis online, including where to find a Djokovic vs Edmund live stream of today's biggest match.

Will Walmart+ Be Worth the $98 Annual Fee?

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81Lifehacker / 4h
Yesterday, Walmart announced a new service to compete with Amazon Prime . The membership program, Walmart+, will be available to all customers on September 15. Here is everything we know about the service so far. Read more...

Flight attendants will make up majority of United’s 16,000 employee furloughs

69The Points Guy / 4h
From the early days of the pandemic, airline employees have had a key date marked on their calendars. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, less than one month from today, airlines that accepted funding as part of the U.S. government’s CARES Act will be permitted to trim their ranks to match demand, likely leading to tens of thousands of involuntary furloughs. While some airlines may be able to avoid involunta

Microsoft's biggest PC may finally be a good option for businesses

Microsoft Surface Duo
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise now available on Surface Hub 2S.

Why we still need physical games

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Opinion: Digital games are convenient, but not so much if you live somewhere with a poor internet connection.

Peer Medical allows lung cancer patients to anonymously share treatments with each other

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Peer Medical has a big mission. After his father died of lung cancer, serial entrepreneur Ed Spiegel vowed to create a better way for lung cancer patients to deal with their disease. The startup has so far raised a $1.2M seed funding round for its ground-breaking approach and is onboarding patients at a rate of knots. Peer Medical allows lung cancer patients to anonymously share their treatments

As corporate cards are subsumed into software, Airbase posts rapid growth

100+TechCrunch / 4h
A few weeks back, TechCrunch wrote about how Ramp , a corporate credit card startup with a focus on cost control, had added expense management software on top of its company plastic business . Closing out our piece, I wondered if “cards aren’t de facto commoditized by this point,” given the sheer number of companies that are willing to either underwrite, or supply corporate and consumer plastic.

XRobotics is keeping the dream of pizza robots alive

Intel iZotope CIO AI
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Zume pulled the plug on its robotic pizza wing earlier this year. A lot goes into making a decision like that — particularly for a company whose robotic dreams were a press darling for a while there. But its own inabilities to get the math right shouldn’t necessarily be taken as an indication of a lack of interest in food automation. Of course, until another startup fully demonstrates that potent

6 Tips to Make Your Samsung Watch More Google-y

How-To Geek / 4h
Samsung Galaxy watches are, arguably, the best smartwatches for Android phones. However, they lack one major thing that people who use Android love: Google. There are a few ways you can make your Samsung watch a bit more Google-y. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Using CloudFlare SSL/TLS Configurations

How-To Geek / 4h
It is almost always necessary and advised to secure your website via an SSL certificate. Not only does this increase your site’s SEO, but it also secures your visitors trust in your site. Here we explore what CloudFlare offers regarding SSL/TLS, and how you can take advantage of these options to secure your site and increase performance. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

'The Last of Us Part II' is on sale for the first time

28Mashable / 4h
Read more... More about Naughty Dog , Playstation , The Last Of Us , Mashable Shopping , and The Last Of Us Part 2

Wednesday's Best Deals: Intel Core i9-9900K, The Last of Us Part II, TaoTronics Humidifier, Sunski Blue Light Glasses and Shades, Ella Paradis Bundles, and More

68Lifehacker / 4h
An Intel Core i9-9900K , a marked down copy of The Last of Us Part II , a Domino Bishoujo Statue , a TaoTronics humidifier , a sale on Sunski blue light glasses and shades at Huckberry , a multi-surface steam mop , and a Sexual Health Awareness month bundle blowout at Ella Paradis lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

The finer points of Mario Kart 8 on the Switch, explained by a pro

36Ars Technica / 4h
Video produced by Jordin Rocchi, edited by Boris Khaykin. Click here for transcript . A few months back, before COVID-19 upended life, we tried out a new video concept: we took a bunch of random folks and forced them to play Nintendo games in our science laboratory studio while we did science upon them filmed them talking about the games. The first video we got out of the experience covered Super

The Best Mechanical Keyboards You Can Buy Right Now

47Gizmodo / 5h
The world of mechanical keyboards is vast and more than a little confusing if you’re just getting started. There are so many kinds to choose from that picking a path seems like more trouble than it’s worth. But if you narrow down what you want from a mechanical keyboard, finding the perfect one is possible. Read more...

Blaux portable air conditioner, your constant Instagram ad, isn't worth it

YouTube Blaux Blaine
43Mashable / 5h
Blaux portable AC $89.99 View Product The Good It can produce some cool air. • It's easy to use. The Bad It's not really an air conditioner. • Way too expensive for what it is. • The company is odd and the buying process feels scammy. The Bottom Line Don't waste your money on this thing. ⚡ Mashable Score 2.0 😎 Cool Factor 3.0 📘Learning Curve 4.0 💪Performance 2.0 💵Bang for the Buck 0.5 I run h

In ego battle, Lucid Motors claims to beat Tesla with 9.9 second quarter mile

Lucid Quarter-Mile
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Lucid Motors is set to unveil its production electric sedan next week and it’s clear the company is targeting Tesla . Over the last few weeks, Lucid has teased notable aspects of the Lucid Air including recharge time, estimated range, bi-directional power flow, and now, today, the Air’s quarter-mile time. And it’s faster than any Tesla vehicle. According to Lucid Motors, the Air is capable of a 9

Stop With the 'New Teacher Challenge'

100+Lifehacker / 5h
In the latest round of What the hell has happened to humanity? , there are now parents on TikTok who are showing their kids pictures of disabled people or people with diseases that affect their physical appearance. And then they are pretending these strangers are their kids’ new teachers. Because, apparently, if a… Read more...

Mandalorian Season 2 episodes start date teased before trailer

Mandalorian Season
SlashGear / 5h
There’s a new season of The Mandalorian coming to Disney+ this October, and the folks at Star Wars are ready to roll with teasers galore. This begins with new merchandise from season 1, of course – who wouldn’t want to pass up that opportunity. Then there’s a solid release date for season 2 of The Mandalorian straight from the horse’s … Continue reading

Google makes it easier to find local news through Podcasts and Assistant

100+Engadget / 5h
While news podcasts are increasingly popular, most focus on national and global news. It tends to be harder to find local news, especially in an on-demand, audio format. Google wants to change this. Today, it announced plans to bring Your News Update to Google Podcasts and to make it easier to listen to local news via Google Assistant. If you subscribe to Your News Update in the Google Podcasts a

You might have trouble getting an Nvidia RTX 3080 or 3090 until 2021

Nvidia GeForce RTX
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Report claims that stock of Nvidia's first Ampere GPUs will be 'extremely low' in the coming months

US cell carrier Assist Wireless exposed thousands of customer IDs

100+TechCrunch / 5h
U.S. cell carrier Assist Wireless left tens of thousands of personal customer documents on its website by mistake. Assist provides free government-subsidized cell phones to low-income households across Oklahoma through the Lifeline program, set up by the Federal Communications Commission in 1985. Lifeline helps households on federal assistance programs, like food stamps or public housing, get acc

'Oddworld: Soulstorm' may become the most prescient game of 2020

500+Mashable / 5h
Comfort games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout may have dominated the hellscape that is 2020 so far — but it's Abe and the folks over at Oddworld Inhabitants who seem best positioned to produce the year's most timely title. Oddworld: Soulstorm, which began production in 2016 before facing delays, is officially slated for a 2020 release on PC, PlayStation 4, and,

Harman takes on Sonos Move with smart speaker you can take outside

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The Harman Kardon Citation 200 is a smart speaker that can double as a portable Bluetooth speaker.

Panasonic LUMIX S5 shrinks 4K mirrorless camera with pro-tech

Panasonic Lumix S5
SlashGear / 5h
Panasonic’s newest full-frame mirrorless camera has broken cover, with the LUMIX S5 combining a 24.2-megapixel sensor with 4K 10-bit video recording. The new camera promises up to ISO 51,200, along with Panasonic’s Dual Native ISO system borrowed from the company’s VariCam professional video cameras. Dual Native ISO means the LUMIX S5 can run its image sensor at both 640 and … Continue reading

This cheap 5G home broadband deal from Three throws in a free year of Apple TV+

New Apple TV Upgraded
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4G and 5G home broadband is cheap, portable and flexible and Three's best plans now come with a year of Apple TV+.

‘The Mandalorian’ launches its second season on Oct. 30

Mandalorian Season
100+TechCrunch / 5h
“The Mandalorian” is returning to Disney+ with new episodes starting on October 30 . The Star Wars spinoff series (created by Jon Favreau) was the biggest original offering when Disney+ launched in November of last year . With its story of a mysterious bounty hunter (played by Pedro Pascal) and his adorable alien ward, the first season turned “Baby Yoda” into a pop culture phenomenon and is curre

Google’s personalized audio news feature, Your News Update, comes to Google Podcasts

Your News Update Google
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Last year, Google launched a personalized playlist of audio news , called “Your News Update,” for Google Assistant. The feature leverages machine learning techniques to understand the news content and how it relates to the listener’s own likes and interests. Today, the company says it’s publishing this personalized audio experience on Google Podcasts, allowing it to reach millions of podcast list

Maldives Adds Visitor Coronavirus Test Requirement

One Mile at a Time / 5h
The Maldives is one of the few countries that’s welcoming visitors from around the world . If the destination is in your travel plans, there’s a new restriction to be aware of. Maldives now requires PCR test for visitors For arrivals as of September 10, 2020, the Maldives will require all visitors to present a negative PCR certificate that was conducted no more than 72 hours before departure . Th

Save on a new mattress this Labor Day weekend with a Casper coupon code

20Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Bring home a new mattress this Labor Day weekend. As of Sept. 2, you can take 15% off your mattress order from Casper . Does anyone actually wait until the weekend to start their Labor Day sales anymore? Apparently not, because we've already found a great deal for you. You no longer have to take the time to browse through mattress stores and stop to test out each option. There are a ton of

The Mandalorian Season 2 Will Arrive Just in Time for Halloween

1KGizmodo / 5h
When Jon Favreau said that The Mandalorian ’s second season wouldn’t be stopped by the covid-19 pandemic that’s effectively brought Hollywood to its knees , he meant it. Read more...

'The Mandalorian' season two hits Disney+ on October 30th

Mandalorian Season
1KEngadget / 5h
It’s almost time to get obsessed with Baby Yoda all over again. Season two of the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian will start streaming on Disney+ on October 30th. This is the day. New episodes start streaming October 30 on #DisneyPlus . #TheMandalorian — Disney (@Disney) September 2, 2020 There aren’t any more details about the release schedule yet, includi

United Airlines could retire its Boeing 767s due to coronavirus, analyst says

41The Points Guy / 5h
The Boeing 767 may be going the way of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family and other older jets in U.S. airline fleets due to the coronavirus pandemic. American Airlines has retired its last 17 767-300ERs and Delta Air Lines is retiring seven of its 56 767-300ERs to date due the crisis. Now, analysts at Cowen expect United Airlines to follow suit retiring its 767 fleet. “We believe United is likel

10 things you didn't know about Worms

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Worms is one of the most iconic PC games series ever - but how much do you know about it?

HP’s most powerful workstation sits in the datacenter: up to 18-core CPU with Quadro RTX

HP ZBook Fury Intel
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HP’s ZCentral 4R launched: Xeon W, Quadro RTX

How to Make a Dot Grid Paper Template in Microsoft Word

28How-To Geek / 5h
From bulleted journals for personal planning, to graph paper for designing complex mathematical charts, dot grid paper has many uses. If you don’t have any on hand, though, you can create a dot grid paper template in Microsoft Word. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' Perfected the Modern Sandbox Game

How-To Geek / 5h
Horizon: Zero Dawn isn’t a perfect game. Don’t get me wrong, it’s freakin’ fantastic: one of the best AAA games of this generation, and well-worth picking up on the PC if you missed its original PS4 debut. But like every game, it’s got a few flaws. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Privileged versus Root in Docker: What's the Difference?

How-To Geek / 5h
Docker can run commands as the root user if you want, but it also offers a similar flag called Privileged. In the context of containers. however, this is very different from root usage, and it’s important to understand the differences to secure your systems. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Lucid Motors claims its first EV covers a quarter mile in 9.9 seconds

Lucid Quarter-Mile
100+Engadget / 5h
One week ahead of its big reveal event, Lucid Motors is ready to brag about how fast its all-electric luxury sedan is. In a video shared today, Lucid Motors shows its Lucid Air covering a quarter mile of racetrack in just 9.9 seconds. According to the company, the EV is “the world’s quickest production sedan.” Lucid Air’s 1,080-horsepower powertrain allows the vehicle to reach 60 MPH in under 2.5

Oppo F17, F17 Pro and Enco W51 launch in India

Oppo F17 Pro India
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The Oppo F17 series is now officially launched in India, bringing a new design and camera experience.

With Galaxy A42 5G and Tab A7 Samsung saved its most important reveals for last

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
SlashGear / 5h
It’s been a busy fall for Samsung so far. Not only did we have the reveal of the Galaxy Note 20 in August, but earlier this week, the company fully detailed the Galaxy Z Fold 2 as well. Today, the company hosted a Life Unstoppable event to announce a bunch of additional products, and two standouts are the Galaxy A42 … Continue reading

Podcast: How a 135-year-old law lets India shutdown the internet

69MIT Technology Review / 5h
The world’s most populous democracy is now also the world leader in internet shutdowns . India has imposed hundreds of internet blackouts in different parts of the country over the past few years, including cutting off connectivity throughout the disputed state of Kashmir for six months. Home to over 12 million people, the region has suffered tremendously as a result—unemployment has spiked and o

Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' returns this fall. More Baby Yoda in 2020!

Mandalorian Season
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Save $10 on these popular first-party Switch games

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Read more... More about Nintendo , Animal Crossing , Nintendo Switch , Mashable Shopping , and Entertainment

How to Fix a Crappy Comcast Wifi Connection

200+Lifehacker / 5h
I’m not going to begrudge anyone for using the modem and router that their ISP provides them. You shouldn’t— because you’re probably paying your ISP to “rent” a device that isn’t very good—but not everyone has the patience or inclination to understand the nuances of wireless networking, or even their monthly bill. Read more...

Transposit scores $35M to build data-driven runbooks for faster disaster recovery

Transposit $35M AC
200+TechCrunch / 5h
Transposit is a company built by engineers to help engineers, and one big way to help them is to get systems up and running faster when things go wrong — as they always will at some point. Transposit has come up with a way to build runbooks for faster disaster recovery, while using data to update them in an automated fashion. Today, the company announced a $35 million Series B investment led by A

UEFA Nations League live stream: how to watch every 2020 fixture online from anywhere

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Follow our guide to watch a UEFA Nations League live stream and catch every European football match from the competition online in September 2020.

The OnePlus 7T is 33 percent off today at B&H Photo

60Engadget / 6h
We may be less than one month away from the announcement of the newest iPhones (and a new Pixel smartphone soon after), but you can grab a solid handset from OnePlus today for $200 less. The OnePlus 7T smartphone , unlocked and in glacier blue, is on sale for $400 at B&H Photo, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on the device. Buy OnePlus 7T at B&H Photo - $400 Now if OnePlus’ smartphone u

Panasonic Lumix S5 review: Incredible video power in a smaller package

100+Engadget / 6h
With its S1 series , Panasonic has enjoyed a monopoly on full-frame mirrorless cameras that record high-quality 10-bit 4K video. However, in the last month or two, Canon and Sony released formidable video-centric cameras that can match the S1 for video, while being considerably smaller than the two-pound-plus S1. Now, Panasonic has responded with the full-frame Lumix S5 . It takes nearly everythi

The Case For A Second Airline Bailout

View from the Wing / 6h
While I've been vocally against airline bailouts, one of my main frustration is that proponents have couched their support in terms of 'the workers' even though much of the money goes to the airlines themselves and protects investors and creditors. There's been very little honest attempt to make the true case for payroll support grants. So let me at least lay out what seems to be the strongest ar

Panasonic Lumix S5 is a compact full-frame camera for YouTubers and videographers

Panasonic Lumix S5
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The Panasonic Lumix S5 has officially arrived – and looks like a compelling option for video creators looking for a full-frame hybrid.

India bans 'PUBG Mobile' and more than 100 other apps

India Pubg 118 Chinese
100+Engadget / 6h
In June, India banned 59 apps made my Chinese companies, including TikTok, WeChat and several QQ and Baidu apps. Today, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned another 118 apps with ties to China. In a press release , the ministry said it did so, “in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India and security of the State.” The apps banned today include

The Lumix S5 Is Panasonic's Lightest and Most Compact Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Yet

Panasonic LUMIX S5
42Gizmodo / 6h
As much as I appreciate Panasonic’s beastly pro-grade S1 cameras , I have to admit they are more camera than I really need, or more importantly, more camera than I’d ever want to carry around. But with the launch of the new Lumix S5, Panasonic has taken a lot of the best parts from its flagship full-frame mirrorless… Read more...

NASA’s Orion program passes vital certification tests

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Find out what the Earth looked like millions of years ago

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Andy Daly shares what it was like playing Ben Franklin on 'The Office'

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Read more... More about The Office , Jenna Fischer , Angela Kinsey , Office Ladies Podcast , and Entertainment

Nvidia could have a surprise up its sleeve in the form of an RTX 3070 Ti 16GB GPU

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Nvidia just revealed the RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090, but another graphics card could be poised to pounce.

The IPO parade continues as Wish files, Bumble targets an eventual debut

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Last Monday will go down in the books as a historic day for unicorn liquidity, as company after company dropped their IPO filings onto the internet for the world to read. It was great. But this week is still managing a good grip of IPO news, with Wish announcing yesterday that it has filed privately to go public, and Bumble talking to bankers about a possible 2021 debut at a valuation of $6 to $8

Samsung's new laser projector puts a massive 4K picture on your wall

Samsung Fit 2 Fold
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Saudi Arabia Indirectly Opens Airspace To Israel

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
It’s nice to see progress like this in the Middle East… Saudi Arabia opens airspace for UAE flights Saudi Arabia today has formally given permission for all flights to & from the United Arab Emirates to use its airspace. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are allies, so the major implication here is that flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be able to use Saudi Arabian airspace . These

The best ultraportable laptops you can buy

79Engadget / 6h
A decade ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find a laptop weighing less than three pounds with a profile slimmer than a paperback book. Now every manufacturer has at least one, making even some of the most jaded tech reviewers exclaim “how did they do this?” But, even with the ubiquity of ultraportable laptops, some continue to stand out from the crowd for their ability to balance sleek designs with p

PUBG Mobile banned in India amid 118 app government crackdown

India Pubg 118 Chinese
SlashGear / 6h
PUBG Mobile has been banned in India, a huge blow to the incredibly popular game, as part of the government’s increasing crack-down on mobile apps connected to China. Today’s ban – which affects 118 apps in total – extends a June 2020 decision by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that saw TikTok and WeChat impacted. At the … Continue reading

ZTE’s latest smartphone features an under-display camera

Popular Mechanics / 6h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Carewell raises $5M for a vetted e-commerce platform aimed at family caregivers

Carewell NV $5M PP
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Caregivers, both paid and unpaid, have been in the spotlight this year as one of the key categories of front-line workers helping cope with the coronavirus pandemic. On one hand, they have been in great need, especially as the infection seemed to hit hardest with the elderly people and infirm people who they help. On the other, they have been regularly found to be overlooked when it comes to havi

India bans PUBG, Baidu and more than 100 apps linked to China

India Pubg 118 Chinese
500+BBC News - Technology / 6h
The list of forbidden products includes the popular video game PUBG and search giant Baidu's app.

Add 'Nduja to Your Grits

90Lifehacker / 6h
Haters (people from New England) have said that grits are too “mushy,” but mush can be a glorious thing. Sometimes you don’t nee d texture or contrast; sometimes you just need something that’s warm, delicious, and scoopable. Sometimes (mornings), you don’t want to chew that hard. Read more...

Updates From Ant-Man 3, Dune, and More

47Gizmodo / 6h
Adam Driver boards Sam Raimi’s mystery new sci-fi project. The cast of the next Scream continues to expand. Warner Bros. is taking its adaptation of Mark Millar’s Nemesis in a very different direction. Plus, Peyton Reed on the scale of Ant-Man 3 , and the end of The 100 draws near. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Has MSC Cruises cracked the code for a safe return of cruising?

400+The Points Guy / 6h
Just a few months ago, with COVID-19 raging, it seemed like the shutdown of cruising might go on forever — or at least until the world had developed widespread immunity to the illness. But in recent weeks, something big has happened that has raised the possibility that cruising might be able to come back in a significant way much sooner than some people think. One of the world’s biggest cruise sh

Philips TV 2020: every OLED, LED, and Ambilight set coming this year

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There are some new Philips TVs on the way for 2020, with promises of more AI processing to make those panels shine.

Twitch's Prime Video watch parties are now available to everyone

100Engadget / 6h
Twitch has always wanted to be more than a video game streaming platform. That’s why it has a category dedicated to ‘ Just Chatting ’ and broadcast classic shows such as Inspector Gadget , Doctor Who and Power Rangers . It’s unsurprising, therefore, that the company wants to make it easier for streamers to host ‘Watch Parties’ with their most passionate fans. Following a closed beta and US-only r

PUBG Mobile among 118 Chinese apps banned by India - here's what we know

India Pubg 118 Chinese
32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
India had banned 49 apps in May following the military clashes on the Chinese border with this latest instance, more than 200 Chinese-made apps have stopped functioning in the country.

Amazon withdraws job adverts for union 'spies'

500+BBC News - Technology / 6h
The job description called for analyst to investigate employees who were joining unions.

EE has launched Full Works plans for iPhone, giving you endless Apple entertainment

UK EE iPhone Apple
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Grab an iPhone plus Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, and Apple Arcade all for one monthly price.

5 movies that should have been made into PC games

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We pick out some of the biggest missed opportunities when it comes to film licenses.

What does Tenet mean? The movie's title explained

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
What the title of Christopher Nolan's new movie, Tenet, actually refers to.

Apple GPUs for Macs could mean AMD gets dumped along with Intel

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Apple could make its own GPUs for Macs, so that might mean AMD gets its marching orders as well as Intel.

Workforce management startup Legion raises $22 million

Legion Raises $22M
90TechCrunch / 7h
Legion, an artificial intelligence driven platform for workplace management, has raised a $22 million series B round led by Stripes with participation from Workday Ventures and others. Legion is designed to help employers better manage their hourly workforces by automating certain decisions, like how much labor to deploy to meet the needs of the company and when to schedule workers. Taking into a

A SonicWall cloud bug exposed corporate networks to hackers

One SonicWall FPGA
100+TechCrunch / 7h
A newly discovered bug in a cloud system used to manage SonicWall firewalls could have allowed hackers to break into thousands of corporate networks. Enterprise firewalls and virtual private network appliances are vital gatekeepers tasked with protecting corporate networks from hackers and cyberattacks while still letting in employees working from home during the pandemic. Even though most office

Learn how to raise your first dollars at Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Deciding how to go about getting your initial funding is always a tricky subject, as the wrong move could adversely impact your young company. At Disrupt 2020 this September 14-18 , we’ll showcase three amazing investors and experts who’ve shepherded multiple companies during their earliest stages. The process of raising your first dollars looks simple from the outside, but there is many a misste

Samsung’s new Trio pad wirelessly charges 3 gadgets at once

Samsung Galaxy Trio
SlashGear / 7h
Samsung has revealed a new triple charging pad, with the Wireless Charger Trio aiming to keep not only only your phone but your accessories topped up more easily. The sleek desk charger may not be quite as clever as Apple’s AirPower promised to be, but the difference is Samsung is actually going to ship its version. Rather than allowing you … Continue reading

How to Customize Your Web Browser's Homepage (and Why You Should)

Microsoft Edge Dev
86Gizmodo / 7h
Most of us open a web browser and either stare at whatever tabs we never closed or a homepage that’s not quite as customized as it could be. This is our launchpad for the web, which is why it’s important to make it as useful as possible. Read more...

The Flagrant Hypocrisy of Bungled College Reopenings

200+Wired / 7h
Higher education has ignored its main mission: to teach critical thinking. It’s time to take the adults back to school.

Google Wants to Remix News Radio Just for You

100+Wired / 7h
The company’s latest news product is an ever-replenishing playlist of audio stories—curated, in part, by the wealth of data it has on you.

Water Smart and Save Money with These Smart Sprinkler Controllers

24How-To Geek / 7h
Smart sprinkler controllers are a great way to save water and keep your yard looking great. They are able to detect when and how long to water for, and even take local weather forecasts into consideration to automatically skip a cycle if windy weather or a hard freeze is expected. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Make Windows Task Manager Always Open a Specific Tab

20How-To Geek / 7h
While using Task Manager for keeping an eye on your Windows 10 PC, sometimes you end up using one tab (say, “Performance”) more than others. In that case, you can set that tab as one you see when you start Task Manager. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Are Linux Namespaces and What Are They Used for?

How-To Geek / 7h
Linux namespaces are the underlying tech behind container technologies like Docker. They’re a feature of the Linux kernel that allows the system to restrict the resources that containerized processes see, and that ensures none of them can interfere with another. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Lucid keeps one-upping Tesla with its long-range EV

Lucid Quarter-Mile
99Mashable / 7h
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The Lucid Air is betting on these electric motors to beat Tesla and Porsche

Lucid Quarter-Mile
SlashGear / 7h
Lucid Motors may not be quite ready to fully reveal its new Air EV, but today it’s pulling back the curtain on what makes the luxury electric sedan run. Back when the car was first revealed in prototype form, Lucid certainly wasn’t short on hyperbole about horsepower and speed. Now we get to see just how much of that hype … Continue reading

Purdue printing process turns any paper into a keyboard

70SlashGear / 7h
At Purdue University, engineers have developed a new technology that can transform sheets of paper from a notebook into a human-machine interface. Purdue’s process could also make food packaging interactive. The simple printing process developed at the University turns any paper or cardboard packaging into a keyboard, keypad, or other human-machine interfaces. Researcher Ramses Martinez says that

Snag This HomePod for $100 Less and Enjoy Some Bonus Apple Goodies

UK EE iPhone Apple
20Gizmodo / 7h
Apple HomePod | $200 | Best Buy

Best business computers of 2020: PCs for SMBs and enterprises

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We look at desktop PCs: base units, all-in-ones, small form factors and dongles.

Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 4700U—a budget laptop punching above its class

55Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / The Swift 3 is a Ryzen 7 4700u powered workhorse that offers more performance on a smaller budget than we've come to expect. (credit: Jim Salter) Today, we're going to look at Acer's new Swift 3 (Ryzen model), a general-purpose budget laptop aimed at anybody looking for a general-purpose laptop. It doesn't cost a ton of money, it has most of the devices and features most people will loo

Hyatt Hana-Maui Resort: New Hawaii Points Hotel (Soon To Be An Alila?)

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Hawaii has historically been one of the most popular destinations for people looking to redeem points, and there’s a new addition to Hyatt’s portfolio there (though this will only be useful for most when Hawaii reopens to tourists without a mandatory 14-day quarantine). I first wrote about this a month ago, but Hyatt has now put out a press release providing more details of what we can expect. Hy

Best all-in-one printer of 2020: top printers with scanning, faxing and more

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Getting the best all-in-one printer for printing, scanning and faxing can save you money and space. Here's our pick of the best.

JBL announces AirPods Pro-style true wireless earbuds – and they're $100 / £100 cheaper

JBL 3 PartyBox Bluetooth
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JBL has launched two new noise-cancelling true wireless earbud models, and they're far cheaper than the AirPods Pro.

JBL’s upgraded waterproof Bluetooth speaker line sport a stylish new look

JBL 3 Bluetooth PartyBox
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JBL's new Bluetooth speaker line comes with big sound, style and desirable features.

JBL debuts five new Bluetooth speakers with something for everyone

JBL Bluetooth Club
56Engadget / 7h
When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, JBL likes to cover all the bases. The company has a literal truckload of options, ranging from tiny portable units for under $100 all the way up to pricey party machines. As you’re planning your socially distanced fall outdoor activities, JBL is announcing five new models with a range of features and prices. Basically, there’s something for everyone, whether t

JBL's Club Pro+ true wireless earbuds offer ANC and more for $200

JBL Bluetooth Club
84Engadget / 7h
When JBL debuted its Club line of headphones back at CES, the company unveiled both on-ear and over-ear models. The one notable omission was a true wireless option. That changes today as JBL is announcing the Club Pro+ TWS, a $199.95 set of true wireless earbuds that pack in a load of features — including active noise cancellation (ANC), customizable sound and wireless charging. As the name sugge

Not as simple as it seems: How to use JetBlue Travel Bank

The Points Guy / 7h
Whenever you cancel a JetBlue flight, the refund — if you’re eligible — is credited to your Travel Bank account. This is essentially a holding account that keeps the value of canceled flights for one year. You can use these credits to book a new flight within a year. On paper, this is pretty simple: the funds accumulate and you can redeem them for flights when the time comes. In practice, though,

JBL updates its portable speakers with fresh look and USB-C

JBL Bluetooth Club
79Mashable / 7h
Aligned with this year's semi-virtual IFA Berlin trade show , which officially kicks off on Sept. 3, JBL has thoroughly refreshed its lineup of portable Bluetooth speakers. Three of JBL's Bluetooth speakers have gotten new version numbers: the ultra-loud JBL Xtreme 3, as well as the tiny JBL Clip 4 and JBL Go 3. The differences in sound, compared to the previous iterations, probably aren't massiv

Firefox update should prevent your browser from crashing

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Firefox 80.0.1 addresses various performance issues reported by users.

MTN will now give you free Apple Music

UK EE iPhone Apple
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
MTN and Apple have struck a deal to offer free Apple music for a limited period to users

OnePlus "Lemonade" may be yet another budget OnePlus phone

OnePlus 11 Today Billie
29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
A new budget OnePlus device has been leaked in the wild and reports suggest that there is not just one, but multiple devices in the works

JBL's New Speaker Lineup Is Frankly Just Here to Party

JBL 3 Bluetooth PartyBox
24Gizmodo / 7h
JBL’s new speaker line wants to make you feel like the DJ of your own living room—or the great outdoors. There’s something for everyone here. Read more...

A Brief History of Unix

How-To Geek / 7h
Despite powering over 90% of cloud workloads today, Unix (and Linux with it) had humble beginnings. Jim Hall discusses how Unix from Bell Labs in the 1970s became the backbone of many modern operating systems. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Big 6 Music Streaming Services Compared---Which One Is Right for You?

37How-To Geek / 7h
Music streaming services are a welcome modern marvel; long gone are the days of lugging around CD cases or spending an entire paycheck buying CDs or individual songs. And while having so many streaming options to choose from can feel overwhelming, we’ve compared them all, found the best picks, and shared a bit about what makes each great. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury and tech showcase

S-Class Mercedes-Benz
24SlashGear / 7h
After plenty of teasers and video tech highlights, the 2021 Mercedes S-Class is finally here for everyone to see. If you’re new to the automotive genre, the S-Class is the big daddy of all Mercedes vehicles. And, as such, the 2021 S-Class is leading the way for the automaker, by introducing the latest of its in-car tech innovations, advanced safety … Continue reading

Hero Addresses Most Important Problem Facing the World Today

1KGizmodo / 7h
There are a lot of problems in the country right now, from police shootings of unarmed civilians to a pandemic that has killed over 184,000 Americans. But one man in Lincoln, Nebraska, recently addressed a city council meeting to draw attention to the most important problem facing the world today: boneless chicken… Read more...

Your Blue Jeans Are Polluting the Arctic

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Since quarantine began, I’ve donned nary a pair of jeans. Sweatpants? Hell yeah! Dresses? Glorified pajamas, I say. But blue jeans? To sit on the couch all day? Couldn’t be me. Well, it turns out that by leaving my jeans in the closet and not wearing and washing them, I may be preventing itsy bitsy denim fibers from… Read more...

The accidental notary: Apple approves notorious malware to run on Macs

100+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) When might an Apple malware protection pose more user risk than none at all? When it certifies a trojan as safe even though it sticks out like a sore thumb and represents one of the biggest threats on the macOS platform. The world received this object lesson over the weekend after Apple gave its imprimatur to the latest samples of “Shlayer,” the name

Apple more valuable than the entire FTSE 100

1KBBC News - Technology / 7h
The world's largest company has seen its value leap as demand for tech goods surged during lockdown.

Mulberry, the warranty service for direct to consumer brands, approaches $10 million ARR

100+TechCrunch / 7h
In the two years since Chinedu Eleanya founded Mulberry to be the warranty service for direct-to-consumer brands, business has boomed. Already riding a shakeup in consumer behavior brought by the emergence of startup brands selling just about everything to just about everyone, Mulberry brought a much-needed new spin on the warranty service that retailers had depended on for years to make consumer

These are the first winning photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

51TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 has just released the first stunning photos from this year's competition.

Astronomers spot a super-rare class of black hole for the first time

500+Engadget / 8h
Historically, the black holes that astronomers have found come in two distinct sizes: stellar black holes (aka collapsars), which are born from the implosion of dying stars and have a mass range of 5 to several tens that of their stellar mass, and supermassive black holes, which have a mass range of millions to billions that of our Sun. However, finding a black hole with a mass range that falls b

American’s Flight Attendants Union Fiddles While Rome Burns

38View from the Wing / 8h
The American Airlines flight attendants union, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), is exceptionally weak . They've been dysfunctional for years . I've written in the past about efforts by the larger Association of Flight Attendants, which is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America and AFL-CIO, to get their nose in under the tent. Reading through the mid-August minu

Oakland road trip: 5 great day or weekend destinations to visit

The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: Please check with every facility when planning your trip. Some may have limited hours or even be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although I was born in San Francisco , I spent part of my childhood and every summer through college in the city on the other side of the Bay: Oakland. I always felt the city — with its own sports teams, international airport, vibrant dining scene an

India bans PUBG and over 100 additional Chinese apps

India Pubg 118 Chinese
500+TechCrunch / 8h
India has banned more than 100 additional apps with linkage to China including popular mobile game PUBG citing cybersecurity concerns as geopolitical tensions escalate at the two neighboring nations’ disputed border. On Wednesday, India’s IT Ministry ordered to ban 118 apps that it said were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

Your Beloved Blue Jeans Are Polluting the Ocean—Big Time

200+Wired / 8h
When you wash denim, tiny fibers shed and flow into the environment. Scientists just found that Arctic waters are now loaded with little bits of jeans.

No, Public Trust in Scientific Institutions Has Not Eroded

Americans One Weekly
100+Wired / 8h
But given what we've seen during the pandemic, maybe it should.

Sony's Popular 65-Inch X900F 4K TV Falls to $898

24Gizmodo / 8h
Sony 65" X900F 4K HDR LED Smart TV | $898 | Amazon Read more...

Point72, the firm investing hedge fund mogul Steven A Cohen’s personal wealth, gets into healthcare

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Point72 Ventures , the early stage investment firm that’s now solely investing the personal wealth of the multi-billionaire hedge fund magnate Steven A. Cohen, is getting into healthcare investing. The firm has hired Scott Barclay, a former partner at the life sciences and frontier technology investment firm, DCVC, to run its new healthcare practice. Since the investment firm is more like a famil

UK schoolgirls are campaigning for public sexual harassment to be on the curriculum

100Mashable / 8h
As millions of students in England and Wales return to school after lockdown, a group of British schoolgirls is campaigning to include public sexual harassment on the curriculum. Our Streets Now is a grassroots intersectional campaign demanding street harassment be taught as part of PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, and Economic) or RSE (Relationships and Sex Education ) lessons in schools. Founded

Nvidia RTX 3000 GPUs will come with a free copy of Watch Dogs: Legion

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Making the GeForce RTX 3070 an even more tempting deal for fans of Ubisoft’s franchise.

Intelsat buys Gogo's commercial in-flight Wi-Fi business

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Intelsat combines satellite network with Gogo's footprint.

Walmart+ takes aim at Amazon Prime, launches September 15

Walmart Amazon Prime
69Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / If you've ever wanted full bags of groceries to semi-magically appear on your doorstep, Walmart has a proposition for you. (credit: Walmart ) Although it's arriving several months later than expected, Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime is finally scheduled to launch in two weeks, on September 15. Like Prime, Walmart+ offers unlimited free delivery, with some products available same-day in

Review: Amanruya Bodrum, Turkey

30One Mile at a Time / 8h
Read more from this trip • International Travel In A New Era • Flying Air Canada A320 Business Class In The Coronavirus Era • A Different Kind Of Layover In Montreal (YUL) • Crossing The Atlantic On Lufthansa: Business (Class) As Usual • A Look At Lufthansa Lounges In The Coronavirus Era • Logistics Of International Travel During Coronavirus • Visiting Bodrum, Turkey: Coronavirus Impressions • 6

Microsoft discounts Surface tablets and laptops in massive sales across US and UK

Microsoft Surface Duo
32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft Surface deals are cutting prices on tablets, laptops, and more in the latest sales across the US and UK.

Woman Arrested For Facebook Post Promoting Anti-Lockdown Protest in Australia

Facebook Australia
6KGizmodo / 8h
Police in Australia arrested a 28-year-old woman on Wednesday for publishing a Facebook post that promotes an anti-lockdown protest in the country’s state of Victoria. Footage of the arrest was captured by her partner and shows police officers handcuffing the woman and saying that she’s being charged with… Read more...

The Morning After: NVIDIA's RTX 30 Series is ready for 8K gaming

100+Engadget / 8h
If you’ve ever guessed “dead or canceled?” when a celebrity’s name trends, there’s some good news. Twitter is trying to fix its trending topics by adding pinned explanations to some of them . That way, when you click on something odd, you won’t have to hope that whoever has surfed their way to the top of the hashtag happened to tweet something that is relevant or at least makes sense. It’s probab

2021 Mazda6 adds Carbon Edition and arrives in dealerships this month

SlashGear / 8h
Mazda has announced the 2021 Mazda6, which arrives in dealerships later this month. The vehicle starts at an MSRP of $24,325. The 2021 Mazda6 has available wireless Apple CarPlay, and Mazda has added a new Carbon Edition. The Carbon Edition gives the vehicle standout styling with an exclusive color scheme and features similar to the Grand Touring Reserve. Carbon Edition … Continue reading

All PS5 games deserve a performance mode

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Ratchet & Clank is the latest PS5 game to get a 60fps option, and we're hopeful that this kind of performance mode will find its way into more titles on the new console.

Covid Snuffed Out Burning Man—but the Festival Goes On in VR

500+Wired / 9h
No one in the meatspace is going to the Black Rock Desert this year. So I soared into the sprawling digital reconstruction that is BRCvr.

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: An Expensive 2-In-1

Microsoft Surface Duo
90Wired / 9h
Microsoft's refreshed 2-in-1 brings more power than ever before—but for the price, you're neither getting the best tablet nor the best laptop.

Flu Season and Covid-19 Are About to Collide. Now What?

400+Wired / 9h
Hospitals in the US are already stressed. Now, they must brace for a wave of flu patients needing more beds, lab tests, and ventilators.

How to Deal With the Anxiety of Uncertainty

400+Wired / 9h
Our brains weren't wired to deal with the "psychological pandemic" of not knowing what the future holds. Here's how to cope with living in limbo.

Sean Bean Looks Doomed Again in the Trippy, Intense Possessor Trailer

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Since its buzzworthy debut at Sundance earlier this yea r, genre fans have eagerly been awaiting the release of Brandon Cronenberg ’s Possessor . The date is finally coming and a new trailer dives deeper into the terrifying tale. Read more...

HP ZBook Fury weds performance, portability, and a good display all in one

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Fury for business: HP ZBook Fury features 8-core CPU, Quadro RTX graphics, Pantone Validated LCD.

How to watch Quest for the Stanley Cup online: stream every episode on ESPN+

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Emmy-nominated documentary series hits the ice for fifth season - here's how to watch Quest for the Stanley Cup online with ESPN+.

Amazon Alexa can now pay for gas at Exxon and Mobil

Amazon Echo Alexa Exxon
SlashGear / 9h
You can do a lot of things these days without even tapping on your phone but there are still quite a lot that requires some good, old-fashioned manual work. That doesn’t always have to be the case, especially these days when people have to be extra careful what they put their hands on. Following up on a promise it made … Continue reading

Microsoft takes the fight to Chrome with improved password protection in Edge

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Microsoft's web browser will warn you about password leaks so you can take action quickly if your logins are compromised.

Amex Platinum Cell Phone & Streaming Credits Guide

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Update : This is a reminder that it’s a new calendar month, so if you’re like me and have to manually make payments to take advantage of these Amex cell phone & streaming benefits across multiple cards, you can now do so for September. Also check out this handy Amex credit & benefit tracker . In light of the current pandemic we’re seeing card issuers add some more perks on select cards, in partic

Gaming laptop deals: B&H's Intel Gamer Days sale offers fantastic prices this week

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Snag an RTX equipped gaming laptop deal this week at the B&H Photo Intel Gamer Days sale.

Score a free smartwatch with these cheap Samsung S20, S20 Plus and Ultra deals

Samsung Galaxy S20
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Samsung is going big offering up a free Galaxy Watch Active with a host of Samsung Galaxy S20 deals.

AlphaBay dark web moderator sentenced to 11 years in prison

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Bryan Connor Herrell, a 26-year-old man from Colorado who served as a moderator for AlphaBay, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. His is the latest AlphaBay-related case to come to a close after authorities seized what was once the dark web’s biggest marketplace for guns, drugs and stolen identities and financial data back in 2017. According to the Department of Justice, Herrell settled ove

PC Benchmarks: How They Work and What to Look for

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When it’s time to buy a new PC, upgrade your graphics card, or swap out your storage, you’ll see one word repeatedly: benchmarks. But how representative are benchmarks of real-world performance? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung kickstarts LPDDR5 production using breakthrough process technology

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Samsung starts production of 16Gb LPDDR5 memory devices.

Kit Harington gets interrogated in Netflix's 'Criminal' Season 2 trailer

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Kit Harington's got some investigators to convince in the new season of Criminal on Netflix. The British crime drama series is back for a second season, with four new cases and four new suspects, starring Kit Harington, Kunal Nayyar, Sharon Horgan, and Sophie Okonedo. Created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith, Criminal 's first season landed on the streaming service in 2019, and saw the likes of

India’s online learning platform Unacademy raises $150 million at $1.45 billion valuation

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India has a new unicorn startup. On Wednesday, Bangalore-based online learning startup announced it has raised $150 million in a new financing round that valued the Facebook-backed firm at $1.45 billion (post-money). SoftBank Group — through its Vision Fund 2 — led Unacademy’s Series F financing round while existing investors Facebook, Blume Ventures, Nexus Partners, General Atlantic and Sequoia

Researchers create a novel way to remove moon dust

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One significant challenge for astronauts who ventured to the moon during the Apollo era was controlling the fine, powdery dust that coated everything during moon missions. A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder is working on a new solution to help control moon dust for future missions to Earth’s satellite. The dust of the moon is called … Continue reading

Pakistan blocks Tinder and Grindr for 'immoral content'

Pakistan Tinder Grindr
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Extra-marital relationships and homosexuality are illegal in the country.

Russian law could force Apple to cut App Store fee to 20 percent

Apple App Store Russia
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A Russian lawmaker has proposed a bill that would see all app store transactions capped at 20 percent, down from the usual 30 percent. Reuters is reporting that Fedot Tumusov, a member of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house in its parliament, has tabled the law. At the same time, it would mandate that a third of the app store commission would be paid to the government as part of a fund to train

Apple and Google have launched coronavirus exposure notifications without an app

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The news: Apple and Google have announced they’re expanding their coronavirus exposure warning system so health agencies can take part without needing to create a customized app. It’s a significant upgrade to the system, which uses Bluetooth to work out if people have spent extended periods of time near each other and then notifies the close contacts of someone who tests positive for coronavirus.

Tiger Lake Core i7 CPU could be a headache for AMD as Intel threatens to take the lead in laptop gaming

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Intel’s Core i7-1185G7 gets the better of AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U in gaming tests, going by leaked videos.

Google is making big changes to its online advertising

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Higher costs look to cover levies on Google from several European nations.

Your complete guide to earning Radisson Rewards points

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Radisson Rewards is one of those rewards programs that flies under most people’s radar. It made a big splash about eight years ago with its Big Win promotion, where booking one paid night earned you 50,000 points. At the time, this was enough for a free night at a top-tier Radisson hotel. The award chart has since been devalued but Radisson Rewards remains one of the most underrated hotel loyalty

13 new fall TV shows we can't wait to watch

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Weather prediction will always have a worthy adversary

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Mashable’s series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives — and our futures. *** Everyone knew an attack was imminent . But exactly when depended on the weather. In early June of 1944, Nazi meteorologists predicted the weather off the French coast would persistently bring gale force winds and rough seas — thwarting an Allied invasion of Hitler’s “Fortr

Amazfit Band 5 with Alexa is available to pre-order now – and it's super cheap

Amazon Echo Alexa Exxon
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The Amazfit Band 5 could be controlling your smart home and tracking your fitness from September 30.

Chrome OS Wi-Fi Sync, Settings Search help make managing Chromebooks easier

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SlashGear / 10h
Chromebooks, in part due to the COVID-19, have become an in-demand commodity of late and it might not be unusual for families or people to have more than one such device in their possession. Unlike more expensive laptops, it might be easier to acquire multiple Chromebooks but that doesn’t make it easier to manage them all. That may no longer … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launches in SA

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in SA: release date, pricing

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Samsung launched their new foldable phone and it will arrive in September at a hefty price

Facebook caught in India political storm

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The ruling party and the opposition both accuse Facebook of bias amid hate speech allegations.

SkyDrive Inc successfully test out prototype flying car

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Game of Thrones creators' first Netflix TV show is a big sci-fi series

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Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have confirmed their first project, an adaptation of Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy of books.

The Galaxy A42 5G could be Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone

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Samsung has teased a OnePlus Nord rival dubbed the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G.

Nintendo has finally fixed the Nintendo Switch eShop’s biggest problem

Nintendo Switch eShop
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Nintendo has made a refreshing policy change that means players can finally cancel pre-orders made on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

Apple lets developers appeal App Store violations and guidelines

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Apple promises App Store reforms to developers as Fortnite row simmers in background.

Pakistan bans the use of dating apps over ‘immoral’ content

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The first 'Avengers' DLC character will be Kate Bishop's Hawkeye

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Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Ms. Marvel. These are the characters that will be immediately playable once Marvel’s Avengers game goes on sale later this week. But who will be added post-launch? We only know that Clint Barton’s Hawkeye is headed to the game , alongside Spider-Man — though only for PlayStation owners — at a later date. Well, developer Crystal Dynamics has n

iPhone 11 is the most shipped smartphone this year

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Apple's iPhone 11 was the most-shipped smartphone in the first half this year and has been the single most popular handset of 2020, according to a new research report.

Microsoft is launching new technology to fight deepfakes

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How to watch Tour de France: free live stream for stage 5 of 2020's biggest race

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Alaphilippe wears yellow jersey again for today's 183km spin from Gap to Privas this Wednesday - here's how to watch a free Tour de France live stream.

Microsoft launches a deepfake detector tool ahead of US election

Microsoft Deepfake AI US
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Microsoft has added to the slowly growing pile of technologies aimed at spotting synthetic media (aka deepfakes) with the launch of a tool for analyzing videos and still photos to generate a manipulation score. The tool, called Video Authenticator, provides what Microsoft calls “a percentage chance, or confidence score” that the media has been artificially manipulated. “In the case of a video, it

Klaxoon teases new interactive meeting product for video calls

100+TechCrunch / 10h
French startup Klaxoon is currently testing a new product called Board. The company expects to launch Board at some point during the second half of September. Board is a new visual interface that connects directly with video-conferencing services, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet. If you’re not familiar with Klaxoon, the startup wants to make meetings more engaging and little bit les

ZTE launches the world's first phone with an under-display camera

ZTE 20 Phone Display
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ZTE's finally done it. The company's new smartphone is just a slab of glass on the front, with the selfie camera neatly hidden under the phone's display. Teased a few weeks ago and announced on Tuesday, the ZTE Axon 20 5G has a 6.92-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution and an under-display 32-megapixel camera, the first of its kind on a widely available smartphone. ZTE says it used five diff

Apple Watch 6 could get Touch ID, gesture tracking and more long-demanded features

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A new patent from Apple shows many big upgrades that future Apple Watches could bring, including features other smartwatches have.

Sony Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II could get Android 11, 12 and 13

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A leak suggests Sony's flagships could start getting three big Android updates, but older phones seem to be left out.

LG Wing rotating dual screen smartphone set to land on September 14

LG Wing September 14
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LG Electronics will hold a virtual show on September 14 to unveil its new smartphone project dubbed “Explorer”.

Rocket Lab gains FAA approval to launch satellites from US soil

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Rocket Lab is on a roll this week. After successfully returning to launch following a failure in July, the company announced that it has received FAA clearance to launch small satellites from its Electron rockets in the US. So far, all its missions have flown from the Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) facility in New Zealand, but it can now officially operate from its LC-2 pad at Wallops Island, Virginia.

Samsung Announces 'The Premiere,' a Compact 4K HDR Ultra-Short Throw Projector

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Projectors are a great way to get a home theater-like experience without leaving home. You can get a large screen that looks good from nearly any angle. But, most projectors call for high ceilings and lots of room, and you’ll deal with shadows when someone stands up. Samsung’s upcoming projector, dubbed The Premiere, avoid those problems by projecting a 130-inch image from inches away. Read This

Looking to start a side hustle? This 13-course guide can help.

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TL;DR: From affiliate marketing to freelancing gigs, learn how to make money online and become your own boss with the Online Income 101 course for $59.99 as of Sept. 2. Nothing beats being your own boss and working for yourself, and there are more ways to go about it than ever before. We're talking about starting an online business, which can mean anything from freelance writing to selling goods

This $20 expert-led course will teach you how to take epic product photos

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TL;DR: Learn to shoot like a pro with the Master Product Photography course for $19.99, a 90% savings as of Sept. 2. So, you want to sell stuff online . Great! Assuming you already have an idea of what you want to sell, one of the first steps is to tackle product photography. But there are a few things you should know before simply snapping photos haphazardly. Quality product photography doesn't

Boost your digital anonymity with this VPN and password manager combo deal

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TL;DR: An 18-month subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for $2.75 per month as of Sept. 2, saving you 79% on list price. There are multiple layers to online security, so it's nice when a security solution offers a combo deal with everything you need in one package. CyberGhost VPN is one of the most popular VPN providers, with a service that includes access to almost 6,000 servers worldwide,

Can your Bluetooth speaker last 25 hours? This one can, and it's on sale.

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TL;DR: You can listen to music, podcasts, and more for 25 hours with the TREBLAB HD7 Bluetooth Speaker for $49.99, a 37% savings as of Sept. 2. When it comes to jamming out to BLACKPINK's latest bop or diving into this week's Crime Junkie , it's essential to have a solid Bluetooth speaker that can last for hours. Lucky for us, Bluetooth speakers have only gotten more advanced and more affordable

China’s logistics titan YTO nets close to $1B from Alibaba in overseas push

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E-commerce has brought in a logistics boom in China over the last decade, transforming small-town delivery businesses into multinational corporations. One leading player, YTO, is gearing up for international expansion after it secured 6.6 billion yuan or $970 million from its long-time ally and client, Alibaba. 20-year-old YTO announced this week it will sell 379 million shares to Alibaba at a pr

Windows 10 May 2020 Update has another nasty bug that breaks internet connectivity

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Microsoft has admitted yet another problem that causes the internet to drop out with its latest update.

ZTE Axon 20 5G with an under-display camera is now official

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The ZTE Axon 20 has taken the crown for the first commercially available smartphone with an under-display camera.

Samsung's Premiere 4K ultra short throw is the first projector certified for HDR10+

Samsung Premiere Projector
200+Engadget / 12h
Samsung is skipping this year’s IFA trade show in favor of hosting a virtual press conference of its own, and one of the new devices it has announced at the event is a 4K ultra short throw laser projector called The Premiere. It will come in two models — the LSP9T and the LSP7T — that can project images up to 130 and 120 inches, respectively. Both variants can deliver 4K photos and both sport a c

Samsung's New 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector Promises a Cinematic Experience for Small Spaces

Samsung Premiere Projector
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Samsung is adding a new projector to its home cinema gadget lineup with the Premiere, a 4K ultra short throw laser projector that will roll out worldwide later this year. Read more...

A Japanese company briefly showcased a flying car

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Sky Drive Inc. publicly demonstrated their first flying car prototype, called the SD-03, at the Toyota Test Field. The SD-03 is the smallest electric vertical takeoff and landing machine in the world. Read more... More about Japan , Flying Car , Hovercraft , Skyfly , and Tech

Samsung unveils The Premiere, a 4K ultra short throw laser projector

Samsung Premiere Short
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Samsung has taken the wraps off The Premiere, an ultra-short-throw projector offering a 4K resolution and a number of other high-end features. The Premiere joins Samsung’s Portfolio catalog, giving consumers a new option for setting up their home theater. The company says its new projector, among other things, has a mode that presents movies exactly as the director intended them … Continue readin

3one4 Capital launches $100M fund to back early-stage startups in India

3one4 Capital India
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3one4 Capital, a venture capital firm in India, today announced a $100 million fund as the young investment firm looks to back more early-stage startups in the world’s second largest internet market. The new fund, third for the five-year-old Bangalore-headquartered investment firm, has already secured $40 million from new and existing investors. 3one4 Capital, which closed its previous fund late

Radiation and controversy – What restoring a vintage Rolex taught me

100+SlashGear / 12h
Ask any watch fan, and they’ll probably be able to tell you when they fell in love for the first time. For me, it was on July 22, 2013. There it was, a post on Facebook featuring a Rolex Red Submariner with full-box and paperwork, up for auction at Christie’s auction house in New York. It was everything a vintage … Continue reading

Indonesian insurtech startup PasarPolis gets $54 million Series B from investors including LeapFrog and SBI

Indonesia PasarPolis
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PasarPolis , the Indonesian-based startup focused on making insurance policies more accessible in Southeast Asia, has closed a Series B round totaling $54 million. Investors include LeapFrog Investments and SBI Investment, both firms that focus on financial services; AlphaJWC; Intudo Ventures; and Xiaomi. Gojek’s venture capital arm, Go-Ventures, which participated in PasarPolis’ Series A two yea

Best gaming laptops in Australia: the top gaming laptops we've reviewed in 2020

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We've tested and reviewed the best gaming laptops you can buy so we can keep you in the loop with the latest and greatest.

LG to launch its dual rotating screen phone in 2 weeks

LG Wing September 14
100+Mashable / 12h
LG is working on something different. On Wednesday, the company said it will be officially announcing something called the Explorer Project in two weeks. The Explorer Project is the brand's new lineup of products which should deliver "distinctive and yet unexplored usabili