Friday, September 11, 2020

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Xbox Series X and S will be first-ever consoles with Dolby Vision gaming

Xbox Dolby Vision Atmos
1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 14h
Both new Xbox consoles will support Dolby Atmos at launch, with Dolby Vision for gaming coming in 2021.

The man who owned 3,000 cameras

9KBBC News - Technology / 1h
One of the largest camera collections in the world is hidden away in a village hall in Fife.

Vinyl outsold CDs for the first time since the '80s

500+Engadget / 2h
The Recording Industry Association of America has released its mid-year report on the state of the US music industry. While there were plenty of expected outcomes (streaming way up, physical sales continuing to plunge), there were a few surprises. The report indicates that, for the first time since the 1980s, vinyl outsold CDs. Vinyl album sales rose by four percent from the first half of 2019 to

How to watch Gogglebox online: stream every new season 16 episode from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8min
The armchair critics are back and our guide explains how to watch Gogglebox online - stream every new season 16 episode in 2020 wherever you are.

Apple's Terms for Game Streaming Don't Bode Well for xCloud and Stadia

How-To Geek / 12min
It looks like streaming game services Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud aren’t coming to the iPhone or iPad any time soon. Today Apple spelled out the terms it’s made for those services, confirming some of Microsoft’s earlier criticisms. Based on the guidelines, prospects for streaming games on iOS in the near future seem fairly bleak. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Grab a recommended 90W charger for your phone, Switch, and laptop for $43

Ars Technica / 13min
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new low price on RavPower's 90W 2-Port USB-C Wall Charger, which is currently down to $43 on Amazon with an on-page coupon. For reference, we typically see this charger retail between $48 and $55 online. We recommend this charger in our guide to home office gear , which we published earlier on Friday. It's one of the few USB-C ch

This new tool may tell you what to expect during your next Marriott stay

The Points Guy / 16min
The novel coronavirus outbreak has fundamentally changed travelers’ hotel stays. From contactless check-in to frequent cleanings, hotels will have to demonstrate its safety measures to lure travelers back. Marriott recently rolled a new resource to inform travelers about specific COVID-19 precautions being taken at select hotels. The new “What to Expect” page features several drop-down boxes deta

Belarus tech industry rallies around arrested PandaDoc colleagues in new video

44TechCrunch / 19min
In the wake of the arrest of four employees of San Francisco-based startup PandaDoc , the tech industry in Belarus has rallied support for the company and the pro-democracy movement in the country. Representatives of the tech community recorded a video which has had wide circulation on social media, supporting the detained employees. “Our strength is in solidarity,” they say in the video, which a

Wing’s Margaret Nagle will join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 to discuss the future of urban air transportation

47TechCrunch / 19min
Alphabet’s Wing is among the companies leading the way for building a sustainable and scalable way for drones and other aircraft to share the skies and build a capable and safe aerial transportation network. Wing’s Head of Policy, Regulatory and Community Affairs Margaret Nagle will join us at TC Sessions: Mobility this year to talk about the work the company is doing to unlock the potential of t

Enable 2FA on Zoom's Mobile and Desktop Apps Right Now

Zoom Two Factor One
Gizmodo / 23min
Multi-factor authentication is one of the easiest ways to protect your accounts from unauthorized access or bad actors, but the security feature was noticeably missing on some devices in one of the most popular videoconferencing apps on the planet—and that’s a big problem. Read more...

How Are You Combating Your Kid's Zoom Fatigue?

24Lifehacker / 23min
Back in the spring, it didn’t take long for my 9-year-old son to develop a condition I’ve come to think of as Zoom Fatigue. He didn’t mind completing his classwork online and he didn’t mind the academic schedule I put together for him. But when came time to Zoom with his class? Dude was not interested . Read more...

Best Western Promo: $25 Gift Card Per Night

100+One Mile at a Time / 32min
Best Western Rewards generally isn’t the most generous loyalty program out there, and for that matter Best Western doesn’t have that many aspirational properties. However, the program does sometimes have useful promotions that don’t require all that many stays, and one such promotion has just been announced for stays this fall. Best Western offering $25 gift card per stay Best Western Rewards is

Xbox Series X supports Dolby’s latest tech, but you’ll need more than just the console

Xbox Dolby Vision Atmos
SlashGear / 33min
Microsoft revealed a lot of information about the Xbox Series X and Series S this week, including the fact that both consoles will support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound in the future. Today, Dolby is giving us a better idea of what to expect from those technologies on Xbox Series X/S, while at the same time clarifying that folks … Continue reading

Alexander Zverev vs Pablo Carreno Busta live stream: how to watch the US Open 2020 semi-final

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 36min
Our guide explains how to watch US Open tennis online and where to find an Alexander Zverev vs Pablo Carreno Busta live stream for today's semi-final.

The Out-Of-Touch Adults’ Guide To Kid Culture: Week 2

24Lifehacker / 38min
People stop me on the street all the time and ask, “Steve, my kid wants one of those damn Mimtendos or whatever. What is all this video game crap?” Read more...

Price gouging and defective products rampant on Amazon, reports find

Dozens Amazon Products CNN
64Ars Technica / 47min
Enlarge / Amazon's orange-yellow logo wall. (credit: David Ryder/Getty Images) New reports released this week serve as a cautionary tale for consumers who shop at Amazon, by far the largest online retailer in the US. While complaints about Amazon's third-party vendor marketplace are by now commonplace, the new reports find that not only did Amazon itself price-gouge customers during the height of

TechCrunch still brings the fun to Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 52min
We all know times are incredibly tough, and everyone’s working overtime on steroids to keep their startup dreams alive. Disrupt events have a reputation for serving up a tasty helping of fun along with the main dish: opportunity. We refuse to host virtual conference without providing time for levity, swag and kick-ass entertainment. TechCrunch Trivia on Trivia Royale It’s time to get your trivia

'Wonder Woman 1984' moves to Christmas

40Mashable / 56min
The theatrical release of Wonder Woman 1984 has once again been delayed, this time for a scheduled premiere on December 25th, 2020. The sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman was originally meant to release more than a year earlier on December 13th, 2019 and has had its date moved five times since that initial announcement. The first move pushed Wonder Woman 1984 up to November 2019 and the second reimagi

Home Depot Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale 2020: the deals we expect to see - and when we think they'll start

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 58min
Everything you can expect from the Home Depot Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale in 2020.

Control snafu shows how one publisher is struggling with next-gen upgrades

20Ars Technica / 58min
Enlarge (credit: Remedy) Last month, 505 Games announced that it was "unfortunately unable to offer an upgrade path to all existing [console] Control players" for PlayStation 5 and/or Xbox Series S/X enhancements. Today, though, an apparent temporary snafu is showing just how simple such a free upgrade could be for many Control players on current-generation systems, at least. As reported in a len

Gig Work Is Risky for Apps, Too

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
New and proposed laws and regulatory challenges threaten the business model of apps like Uber and Handy.

Research Links Blackout Drinking to Doubled Dementia Risk

100+Futurism / 1h
According to a massive new study on alcohol consumption, heavy drinkers could be at a greater risk of developing dementia down the line. A team of doctors from University College London found that those who drank to the point of losing consciousness developed neurodegenerative diseases at just over twice the rate of those who hadn’t. The study , which was published Wednesday in the journal JAMA N

Wonder Woman 1984 Is Pushed Back Once Again to December

100+Gizmodo / 1h
Wonder Woman 1984 won’t be flying into theaters anytime soon. Warner Bros. has announced that the latest DC superhero flick has been delayed again, this time set to come out in late December. Read more...

If AirPods Are Still Too Much For You, Just Grab These Official EarPods for $10

Gizmodo / 1h
Apple EarPods (3.5mm) | $10 | Amazon Apple EarPods (Lightning) | $17 | Amazon Read more...

Tackle a Hill Head-On

24Lifehacker / 1h
Did you find a new trail to run or hike for last week’s challenge ? This week is another trail-compatible one, and I encourage you to find someplace fun to do it. But we’re going to take it up a notch, because I want you to specifically find a scary hill. And go up it. Read more...

Steering clear of the gym? Here's where to find home workout equipment on sale.

20Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of Sept. 11, select home gym equipment is on sale for up to $2,400 off at Best Buy and Dick's Sporting Goods . If Peloton's recent sale milestones have shown us anything, it's that people will go to great lengths to recreate the gym experience at home amid the COIVD-19 pandemic. But we'll go out on a limb and guess that $2,000 (on top of membership fees) isn't a reasonable ask for most

Japanese Spacecraft Will Shoot Martian Moons in 8K Resolution

200+Futurism / 1h
Mars in 8K In conjunction with the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that it’s planning to photograph Mars’ mysterious moons with cameras that can shoot 8K ultra-high-definition images. If successful, it could be the first time in history Mars and its moons are captured in such detail. To pull it off, the two organizations are teamin

Apple gives Stadia and xCloud the green light to run on iOS

Apple App Store Game
200+Engadget / 1h
Apple has issued revised App Store guidelines that pave the way for game streaming services such as Google Stadia , Microsoft’s xCloud , NVIDIA’s GeForce Now and Facebook Gaming to run on iOS devices. But there’s a catch: you’ll need to download each game individually from the App Store. “Games offered in a streaming game service subscription must be downloaded directly from the App Store, must b

The Lego Group x Levi's Collaboration Includes Hats, Jeans, and Jackets

LEGO Levi’s Collaboration
29How-To Geek / 1h
LEGO recently announced more details about its upcoming clothing collaboration with Levi’s. The creative collection is designed with flexible LEGO baseplates attached to articles of clothing upon which you can build your own custom designs using LEGO DOTS, which are small, flat, mosaic-like tile pieces. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Zoom Users Can Now Secure Accounts with Two-Factor Authenticatoin

29How-To Geek / 1h
One of the beneficiaries of the global pandemic is, without a doubt, video conferencing companies. Zoom has seen its business skyrocket as more and more people work from home, and with that came security scrutiny. The company hasn’t been resting on its laurels, though, and now it’s introducing two-factor authentication (2FA) for your accounts. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mellow Out With 50% off Your First Month of Sunday Scaries's CBD Oil Subscription

24Lifehacker / 1h
50% Off CBD Oil Subscription | Sunday Scaries

Facebook seeks fresh legal delay to block order to suspend its transatlantic data transfers

Facebook EU US Irish
100+TechCrunch / 1h
Facebook is firing up its lawyers to try to block EU regulators from forcing it to suspend transatlantic data transfers in the wake of a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court this summer. The tech giant has applied to judges in Ireland to seek a judicial review of a preliminary suspension order, it has emerged. Earlier this week Facebook confirmed it had received a preliminary order from its lead

Apple revises App Store rules to permit game streaming apps, clarify in-app purchases and more

Apple App Store Game
92TechCrunch / 1h
Apple today is releasing updated App Store Guidelines with the goal of clarifying how it will approach new technologies, like game streaming services, App Clips and widgets, in addition to better detailing its stance over how and when it will collect in-app purchases from certain categories of apps. The changes arrive at a time when Apple is battling in court with Epic over its requirements regar

Wonder Woman 1984 release date is delayed again

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Wonder Woman 1984 is moving to later in the year, as uncertainty around theatrical releases continues.

This week's best deals: $200 off the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and more

57Engadget / 1h
Labor Day weekend deals extended into the rest of the week with a number of sales on electronics and home appliances. Amazon’s $99 Instant Pot deal is still available while August’s latest WiFi smart lock can still be had for $30 off. Some of the latest gadgets are on sale, too, including Apple’s 2020 iPad Pros and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone (which just came out). Here are the best

Do These Slicing Gadgets Work Better Than...a Knife?

64Lifehacker / 1h
Here at Hack or Wack, we usually like to test viral hacks that blow people’s minds . But sometimes we also test hacks that have people very skeptical from the get-go. Read more...

Climate researchers warn “hothouse” changes will send Earth temps soaring

24SlashGear / 1h
A high-fidelity record of variations in our planet’s temperatures was created and revealed this week, spanning a cool 66 million years into the past. This timeline is the most complete record of its kind, showing global mean temperatures of our planet, showing four significantly different states. These states were named Hothouse, Warmhouse, Coolhouse, and Icehouse. Per the research paper publishe

New Google Thermostat hits the FCC and it looks like Nest is getting Soli

20SlashGear / 1h
A new Google thermostat has been spotted at the FCC, with indications that it could include Google Soli gesture control using a new sensor. It’s been several years since Google last updated the Nest Thermostat, with competition in the smart HVAC space arriving in the intervening years to fill that gap. Indeed, much of what set Nest’s connected thermostat apart … Continue reading

Where Do We Go From Here?

48Gizmodo / 1h
After Sen. Ed Markey won his primary in Massachusetts earlier this month, he had a message : “The age of incrementalism is over.” Read more...

Apple lays out its messy vision for how xCloud and Stadia will work with its App Store rules

Apple App Store Game
88TechCrunch / 1h
Apple laid out some interesting updates to its App Store rules this morning, the most headline-grabbing of which was a section dedicated to cloud gaming platforms like Microsoft’s xCloud and Google’s Stadia. This comes after very public complaints from Microsoft regarding xCloud’s rejection from the App Store, which Apple denied because its App Store rules fundamentally did not allow game-streami

Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations

Nikola Hindenburg Fraud
33Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Nikola Chairman Trevor Milton unveils the Nikola One truck in December 2016. (credit: Nikola) Stock in electric truck startup Nikola has plunged for the second straight day after a short-selling investment firm published a bombshell report alleging that the company's December 2016 unveiling of the Nikola One truck was a brazen fraud. Nikola's stock lost 11 percent on Thursday and is dow

Zoom adds two-factor authentication

Zoom Two Factor One
72Mashable / 1h
Read more... More about Zoom , Video Chat , 2fa , Tech , and Cybersecurity

France Considers Massive Airline Eco-Tax (Up To ~$470 For One-Way Ticket)

100+One Mile at a Time / 1h
The French government is considering introducing what would be the most aggressive environmental tax we’ve seen on flights anywhere in the world. France may add shockingly high new airline tax We’ve seen many governments introduce, or at least consider, environmental taxes on flights. This is intended to help offset emissions, and also in many cases is intended to discourage flying. Well, as Les

Facebook launches poll worker recruitment push in the News Feed

100+TechCrunch / 1h
With the election looming and a pandemic still raging through the U.S., a shortage of poll workers is just one of many threats to voting this November — but it’s a big one. In a Facebook post Friday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will launch a poll worker recruitment drive on the platform. Beginning this weekend, U.S. Facebook users over the age of 18 will see a message on their News

The New AirTV Anywhere Adds Streaming and DVR Functionality to Local TV

33How-To Geek / 1h
Sling TV is making it easier to cut the cord with its new AirTV Anywhere OTA box, a device that allows you to stream and record free over-the-air channels from your phone, laptop, smart TV, or streaming stick. AirTV Anywhere is available for $200 and does not require a Sling TV subscription. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What to expect from Apple's 2020 September Event

36Mashable / 1h
This year's event is looking a little different and we're not just talking about the fact that it's all virtual. See what's new, and what isn't. Read the full article by PCMag, and follow our Apple Event coverage on September 15th. Read more... More about Apple , Iphone , Ipad , Mashable Video , and Apple Watch

New standards for AI clinical trials will help spot snake oil and hype

100+MIT Technology Review / 1h
The news: An international consortium of medical experts has introduced the first official standards for clinical trials that involve artificial intelligence . The move comes at a time when hype around medical AI is at a peak, with inflated and unverified claims about the effectiveness of certain tools threatening to undermine people’s trust in AI overall. What it means: Announced in Nature Medic

Podcast analytics and attribution startup Chartable raises $2.25M

Apple App Store Game
100+TechCrunch / 1h
Chartable , a startup known for its authoritative podcast download charts , is announcing that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding. Founders Dave Zohrob and Harish Agarwal previously worked together at AngelList, and they also created Hacker Daily , a podcast recapping the headlines from Hacker News. Zohrob (Chartable’s CEO) told me that their experience hosting a podcast convinced the pa

FaZe Clan’s Lee Trink, Troy Carter and Nick ‘Nickmercs’ Kolcheff are coming to Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Esports, an already booming industry, have taken on an even greater significance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. With traditional sports stalled or… er, different, esports and gaming in general have given folks a fresh way to enjoy competition. Perhaps no esports organization has more clout or recognition than FaZe Clan. That’s why we’re so pleased to have FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink, invest

How often do you find a 65-inch Samsung 4K TV for less than $500?

37Mashable / 1h
The "Halloween begins on September 1" crowd makes themselves heard every year. But this year — a year when the zombie apocalypse seems just a little too likely — almost everyone seems to be on board with starting spooky season early. What's scarier than what we've been dealing with since March, right? Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are ensuring that we don't go hungry when it comes to f

How Does a Sturgis-Sized Crowd Affect Covid? It's Complicated

100+Wired / 2h
That paper on the South Dakota motorcycle rally had flaws, but it's not useless. And it shows the US needs better data collection.

I'm Mad This Obvious Apple Watch Clone Is Actually a Good Wear OS Watch

37Gizmodo / 2h
The moment I laid my eyes on a leaked render of the Oppo Watch, I muttered, “Oh god. Not another Apple Watch clone .” Read more...

Denis Villeneuve Explains Why Dune Had to Be Filmed in the Real World

200+Gizmodo / 2h
When Denis Villeneuve was asked to direct an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune , he had two requirements. One was that he wanted to divide the book into two movies —the other was that he wanted it to be as real as possible. Read more...

Save almost $250 on a Surface Pro 7, plus more cheap laptop deals this weekend

36Mashable / 2h
It's Friday again, which means it's time to celebrate with another batch of cheap laptop deals (you know how much we love our cheap laptop deals). This weekend, you can score almost $250 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (it's no Surface Duo , but it'll do), and take advantage of discounts on a bunch of other devices. Check out our list of the best cheap laptop deals for this weekend: HP Pavilion x

Clean the air in your home with an air purifier on sale

32Mashable / 2h
The West Coast is experiencing devastating fires right now and the air quality is taking a major hit. While it won't magically fix everything, an air purifier can help to remove some of the pollutants, ash, and dust from indoor air to help you breathe a little easier. We've found a handful of air purifiers on sale to save you a bit of money while you try to filter the air in your home. Medify MA-

American Airlines Bans Wearing Too Much Personal Protection Equipment On Board

29View from the Wing / 2h
It's not just passengers refusing to wear personal protection equipment that's a problem at the airline. It seems another problem is passengers who wear too much . So last week American Airlines sent a memo to its customer care agents on "Prohibited Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)." Continue reading ...

It's Not Easy Being a BookTuber

64Wired / 2h
Daniel Greene, who makes a living through his YouTube channel, recently started a podcast. It's a respite from the video sites analytics.

Chill The Hell Out With Some Good Ol' Cornbread Hemp CBD, 25% off Sitewide [Exclusive]

Gizmodo / 2h
25% off Sitewide | Cornbread Hemp | Promo code KINJA25 Full Spectrum CBD Capsules | $52 | Cornbread Hemp | Promo code KINJA25 CBD Lotion + Menthol | $37 | Cornbread Hemp | Promo code KINJA25 Read more...

How to Spot Price Gouging on Amazon

62Lifehacker / 2h
The convenience of Amazon is tough to beat, particularly in the midst of COVID-19, but a new report shows the tech giant may be overcharging for some pandemic essentials. Read more...

PlayStation 5 upgrade logo is the game box badge to look out for

24SlashGear / 2h
Many games that are releasing in the coming months with have current-generation and next-generation versions, with many publishers offering current-gen buyers upgrades to those next-gen versions either for free or for a fee. On Xbox Series X and Series S, there’s an official way that publishers can offer cross-generation upgrades called Xbox Smart Delivery. Sony hasn’t revealed such a program … C

Last call for early-stage founders to exhibit at Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Your window to untold opportunity slams shut tonight. I’m looking at you, early-stage startup founders. Don’t miss your last chance to exhibit your tech and talent to thousands of Disrupt 2020 attendees around the world. A Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package is one of the most cost-effective ways to create brand awareness, attract new customers, catch the eyes of eager investors and garner inva

5 reasons you should splurge on a cruise ship specialty restaurant

The Points Guy / 2h
While you might at first blush think that everything is included in your cruise fare, that’s not actually true on many lines. Unless you’re sailing a top-notch luxury cruise line that generally does include nearly everything you can imagine — from gourmet restaurants to unlimited top-shelf liquor to butlers serving your suite to sometimes even shore excursions — mainstream lines have more modest

Last day to save on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

100+TechCrunch / 2h
The final countdown to early-bird savings is in play, and you have mere hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 (October 6-7). The early-bird offer expires — and prices go up — today, September 11 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Why pay more than necessary? Buy your pass now and keep more money in your wallet. Whether you’re already part of the mobility revolution or just exploring th

Elon Musk says Tesla will ‘one day’ produce ‘super efficient home HVAC’ with HEPA filtering

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Elon Musk has previously touted the “Bioweapon Defense Mode” boasted by Tesla’s vehicles, which are designed to provide excellent air quality inside the car even in the face of disastrous conditions without, thanks in part to high-efficiency HEPA air filtration. Now, Musk has said on Twitter that he hopes to one day provide similar air filtration along with home HVAC systems. Tesla, while primari

Inbred Cougars in Southern California Are Sprouting Crooked Tails

31Gizmodo / 2h
Researchers have spotted physical abnormalities associated with a lack of genetic diversity in cougars living in the Santa Monica Mountains of southern California, including kinked tails and, in one male, only one descended testicle. Read more...

Motorola Razr 2020 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: which foldable phone is for you?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The new Motorola Razr 2020 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip are the top clamshell foldables, but how do they compare?

Apple Might Finally Be Working on That Foldable iPhone

Apple Samsung iPhone
100+Gizmodo / 2h
When Samsung released the original Galaxy Fold last year, other companies were fast to follow suit. Motorola followed up quickly with its rebooted Razr , while Microsoft took a little longer to show off its folding Duo phone . Now, it seems Apple might be tinkering with making a foldable iPhone. Read more...

How to watch Mulan: stream the 2020 live-action movie online with Disney Plus today

Mulan Whale Rider Disney
29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The biggest new live-action movie of 2020 is out now - here's how to watch Mulan online and stream the film today with Disney Plus.

Amazon Products Are Reportedly Exploding and Catching Fire

100+Futurism / 2h
Fire Hazard In recent years, more than 1,500 customers have reported that their Amazon-made electronics are sparking, catching fire, and even exploding. Reports include poorly-made microwaves that spark and smoke when they’re turned on, USB cords that heat up and start fires, and others, CNN reports . The common thread is that they were all made by AmazonBasics rather than third-party sellers. An

Gwyneth Paltrow’s pseudoscience Goop series renewed on Netflix

100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Promotional image of Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow emerging from a stylized depiction of the female genital anatomy. (credit: Netflix ) Gwyneth Paltrow—actor, pseudoscience-peddler, empowerer of women, and person who recently learned what a vagina is—will return to Netflix with a second season of The Goop Lab . The six-episode docuseries of Paltrow’s wellness and “contextual commerce” em

The best free Adobe Illustrator alternatives 2020: free vector editors

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator that let you create and edit vector graphics without an expensive subscription.

LG's 163-inch MicroLED TV could be an OLED-beater in the making

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
LG's new MicroLED display could threaten the hold of OLED in high-end home cinemas – but how expensive is the MAGNIT going to be?

England’s long-delayed COVID-19 contacts-tracing app to launch on September 24

NHS England Wales Scotland
96TechCrunch / 2h
The U.K.’s long-delayed coronavirus contact-tracing app finally has a release date: The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced today that the app will launch in England and Wales on September 24. The other regions of the country, Scotland and Northern Ireland , already have their own COVID-19 contacts-tracing apps — the latter launching an app this summer. The Protect Scotland app

Hilton Honors Business Card Review (2020)

41One Mile at a Time / 2h
The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card 12x Points at Hilton Properties 6x Points at U.S. Gas Stations No Foreign Transaction Fees Annual Fee: $95 | See Rates & Fees | Terms Apply. Apply Now Hotel credit cards are among the most underrated credit cards out there, given the perks that they can offer, including elite status and free nights . While I’ve historically been primarily loyal to

Read This Before Pre-Ordering Your Nvidia RTX 30-Series Graphics Card

Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU
52Lifehacker / 2h
I know, I know. The temptation is great, if you’re a DIY PC-building enthusiast who is tired of watching your games stutter when you crank them to “Ultra” quality settings. Nvidia’s new RTX 30-series graphics cards are beasts. But should you pre-order one? I wouldn’t. Read more...

EE withdraws from Carphone Warehouse partnership

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EE and Dixons Carphone fail to reach a new deal and contract will end this month.

What Are Google Play Points, and How Do You Use Them?

30How-To Geek / 3h
The Google Play Store is home to thousands of apps, games, movies, e-books, and more. You might find yourself making a lot of purchases there, so why not get rewarded for it? That’s where Google Play Points come in. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

All the ways to meet someone and make connections at Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 3h
No matter how amazing the speaker lineup is at Disrupt 2020 next week — and believe you me, it’s pretty fuckin’ amazing — there is nothing more powerful than the connections people make at our show. Whether it’s an investor, a future co-founder, an interesting startup or a new friend, networking is a critical aspect of Disrupt. For the first time ever, Disrupt is going totally virtual. But just b

Next generation storage devices could be implanted into your body

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Silk protein-based storage device reportedly survives heat, humidity, gamma radiation, and magnetic fields.

China is Building a Floating Spaceport to Launch Rockets

1KFuturism / 3h
Eastern Aerospace Port China is constructing a floating spaceport to launch its rockets off the coast of the city of Haiyang, Universe Today reports . The “Eastern Aerospace Port” is being developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the nation’s largest defense contractor. Apart from launching smaller rockets, the port will also be used for building and maintaining

When Is Android 11 Coming to My Phone, and How Do I Install It?

26How-To Geek / 3h
When a new version of Android is released into the world, the first question people ask is “when will my device get it?” The answer to that question is as complicated as the Android ecosystem itself. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Set Up a New Domain with Google Domains

How-To Geek / 3h
Google Domains is a domain registrar and free DNS service from Google. If you’re in the market for a new website domain name, you should definitely be considering Google Domains for its ease of use and enhanced security. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

What Does Kubernetes Do, and When Should You Use It?

How-To Geek / 3h
Kubernetes is an tool that manages all the moving parts behind running running apps in containers like Docker. This makes scaling your application very easy, because your server infrastructure is separated from the code running on it. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Beloved PS2 Game 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' is Coming Back for 2021

Ubisoft Ceo Guillemot
26How-To Geek / 3h
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was released way back in 2003. It was one of the first games that really showed off the new generation of hardware (PS2 era), enabling smooth and interesting gameplay that hadn’t really been possible before. It’s still fondly remembered today—fondly enough that Ubisoft will be bringing it back in remastered form next year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Quick Tip: Google Routines Make Life Easier in Your Smart Home

Google Pixel 4A 3 11
23How-To Geek / 3h
If you have a device that supports Google Assistant, like a brand new Pixel 4a or a Nest Hub, and one of the more than 50,000 smart home devices it’s compatible with, you have access to a powerful feature that can make your life a little easier: Google Routines. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Censoring Jon Hamm's Penis Doesn't Violate Copyright Law, Federal Judge Rules

200+Gizmodo / 3h
What does Jon Hamm’s penis have to do with internet freedom and the future of memes? Quite a lot, believe it or not, following a new court ruling in New York. Read more...

Government must safeguard ARM’s UK HQ, says Labour

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Cambridge-based ARM’s current owner, Softbank, is in talks to sell the firm to US chip maker Nvidia.

The weird and wonderful Flying-V made a successful first flight

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Enlarge / Members of the flight test team pose with the Flying-V model in Germany in June 2020. (credit: Malcolm Brown/TU Delft) When it comes to new airplanes, the airline industry rarely strays outside its comfort zone. "A cigar-shaped fuselage atop a pair of wings, with three stabilizers at the back" describes pretty much every airliner in service today. Convergent evolution means there aren't

Friday's Best Deals: Cheap 2K Webcam, Razer Huntsman Keyboard, Cornbread Hemp CBD, Dumpster Fire Pins, Cuisinart Knives, Jezebel X Bijoux Vibes, and More

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A cheap 2K webcam , a Razer Huntsman mechanical gaming keyboard , a Cornbread Hemp CBD sitewide sale , a dumpster fire enamel pin , a Cuisinart knife set , and a Jezebel X Bijoux Indiscrets collab lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Share your memories and reviews of the last iPod Classic

100+Engadget / 3h
This week marks an anniversary of sorts for the 6th-generation “classic” iPod. Not its release date ( September 5th, 2007 ), but the date it was officially discontinued: September 9th, 2014 . That day Apple stopped producing non-touchscreen mobile music players. The 6th-gen iPod Classic would be the last device to feature a physical click wheel and the 30-pin connector, and had storage that maxed

Friday's Best Deals: Cheap 2K Webcam, Razer Huntsman Keyboard, Cornbread Hemp CBD, Dumpster Fire Pins, Cuisinart Knives, Jezebel X Bijoux Vibes, and More

100+Lifehacker / 3h
A cheap 2K webcam , a Razer Huntsman mechanical gaming keyboard , a Cornbread Hemp CBD sitewide sale , a dumpster fire enamel pin , a Cuisinart knife set , and a Jezebel X Bijoux Indiscrets collab lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

The More Inclusive Way to Refer to a Child's Family

200+Lifehacker / 3h
Our kids’ Zoom classes can be eye-opening for a lot of reasons, but one thing you may have noticed since the school year began is the sheer volume of instances in which some teachers refer to their students’ moms and dads. Not their caregivers , in general, but their mom and their dad , specifically. As in, make sure … Read more...

Grab the AirPods Pro on sale for almost their lowest price ever

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TL;DR: The AirPods Pro are down to $219.98 and $219.99 at Amazon and Verizon , respectively — just $0.05 off from their lowest price ever on Amazon . After Apple reportedly scrapped a March 2020 conference (and the iPhone 9 announcement that was predicted to come with it) due to coronavirus, we finally have dates for the fall one: The virtual event will take place on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m.

How I learned to tell stories on purpose in the new Frog Fractions

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Enlarge / Believe it or not, there is a pretty interesting story that (somewhat) explains what's going on here... In this article, I'll explain how I went from having basically no idea how to construct a story to making players cry with my story (in a good way this time). There are big spoilers for the Frog Fractions Hat DLC below, so maybe play it first (or keep reading until an explicit warning

Archaeologists with drones discover pre-Columbian earthworks in Kansas

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Enlarge / On the left, the newly discovered earthwork and a few possible houses are marked on an aerial image of the site. On the left, you can see the outline of the circular earthwork in the thermal image. It’s hard to imagine monumental archaeological sites still lying undiscovered beneath the fields of Kansas. But a drone survey just revealed the eroded remains of a wide ditch that once encir

Save $60 on a Razer Huntsman Mechanical Keyboard

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Colleges Are Mailing Brains to Students to Dissect at Home

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For college students studying science, doing labwork as part of their classes is a vital way to learn research skills and better understand concepts from lectures. That presents a challenge for schools that are operating remotely during the coronavirus pandemic — so some biology programs are mailing brains, eyeballs, and even entire fetal pigs to their students so they can dissect them at home. A

Lucid Air configurator taps next-gen console tech for more realistic EV orders

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Deliveries of Lucid Motors’ first all-electric car may not be starting until next year, but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from loading up its online configurator for those who want to stake a place in line. Promising to borrow tech from the gaming world to make customizing the new luxury electric sedan more true to life, it’s an arguably timely … Continue reading

Carphone Warehouse is offering £70 vouchers with new Google Pixel 4a deals

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Google Pixel 4a deals are now available to pre-order and TechRadar readers can grab an exclusive £70 voucher deal right now.

Pixel 3 battery breaking backs, portent fire

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SlashGear / 3h
This week it’s become apparent that the first few reports of a broken back panel on Google Pixel 3 devices weren’t isolated incidents. If you believe your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL is thicker today than it was when you first obtained it – now’s the time to take action. An expanding battery is NOT a small … Continue reading

Marvel's Avengers: Gaming can be 'more personal' than movies

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Thor and Black Widow explore how the new Avengers game differs from the movies.

Southwest Credit Card 65K Bonus: Which Is Best? (Offers Ending Soon)

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Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the US thanks to its extensive domestic route network, lack of change and cancelation fees (though other airlines have largely matched in the meantime), two free checked bags, and generally great customer service. It’s not surprising that a lot of people have Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards credit cards. However, the reality is that it ca

Garmin Venu smartwatch deals hit lowest price yet this weekend

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Save big on powerful fitness trackers with this weekend's Garmin Venu smartwatch deals.

Which PC Gaming Subscription Service Is Best?

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When it comes to video game subscription services, console gamers have it pretty easy—they’re mostly stuck with PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox’s first-party services. PC gamers, on the other hand, have a lot of choices to pick from. Read more...

How to Use Editor Chat in Google Docs

How-To Geek / 3h
If you’re working on a Google Docs document with others, then you don’t need to rely on a third-party service to communicate. While you could add comments, another way to send messages is to use the built-in editor chat. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best React Tools and Libraries to Speed Up Front-End Development

How-To Geek / 3h
Being the most popular front-end JavaScript framework, the React ecosystem is lively and full of useful tools and packages that you can integrate into your app. We’ll discuss some of the most useful ones here, and show you how to use them. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Microsoft Surface Duo Makes a Great First Impression Until You Turn It On

How-To Geek / 3h
Despite knowing better, I ordered a Surface Duo. As a former employee, I’m a Microsoft fan and it’s easy for me to believe in the Microsoft vision. So I ordered the Duo because I saw the concept for a new device category and embraced it. I’ve handled the device for a few hours now and have some quick thoughts—It makes a fantastic first impression, a terrible second impression, and an OK third imp

A recently discovered patent suggest future Macs could have Face ID

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Watchdog accuses Amazon of price gouging during the pandemic

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A new report by the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen accuses Amazon of price gouging during the pandemic. According to the group, Amazon increased the prices of essential items like masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, paper towels and toilet paper. According to the report , the cost of a 50-pack of disposable face masks jumped from about $4 on April 1st to $39.99 on August 16th. That

More evidence emerges that Windows 10 is killing off one of its most useful features

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As another feature disappears, it looks like the trusty Control Panel could be heading for a death by a thousand cuts.

Tesla Model Y Owners Are Discovering Fake Wood in Their Cooling Systems

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Wood Trim Cooler Images submitted to Tesla forums and Reddit show that some Tesla Model Y cooling systems are being patched by what appears to be faux wooden trim pieces that look like they might have been procured from the local hardware store, The Drive reports . It doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, especially considering that the vehicle starts at around $50,000 in the US. The pictures uploa

Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin Faces 406 Objections from Locals

100+Futurism / 4h
Move Fast and Break Things Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin, currently under construction, is facing yet another hurdle in winning over the hearts of local citizens and regulators, Teslarati reports . According to an announcement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) of Brandenburg, Germany, residents have raised 406 objections to the construction of the gigantic

Yale’s new Water Sensor wants to nip water damage in the bud

SlashGear / 4h
Yale today announced a new accessory geared toward helping homeowners detect leaks and stop water damage before it becomes a major problem. Dubbed simply the Yale Sync Smart Water Sensor, this new device can be placed near potential problem areas to monitor for leaks. It’s a straightforward and simple device, but it could wind up being very useful when you … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: Waiting on the world to change

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Samsung wasn't technically the first company to unveil a foldable phone, but the Galaxy Fold was the first device to demonstrate what foldables could be. And then we reviewers broke them . After that, Samsung seemed to buckle down. It acknowledged its faults, fortified key elements of the Fold’s design, and followed up with the impressive Galaxy Z Flip earlier this year. Now, amid plenty of turmo

American Airlines Responds To Customers Who Object To Crew Wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Pins

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On Wednesday American Airlines gave instructions to all of its phone representatives on how to handle complaints related to the airline's allowing crewmembers to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms. Continue reading ...

Tarform unveils Luna e-moto for folks who may not like motorcycles

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Brooklyn-based EV startup Tarform unveiled its Luna electric motorcycle in New York last week — a model designed for an audience that may not actually like motorcycles. Tarform’s first street-legal entrant, the Luna, starts at $24,000, does 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, has a city range of 120 miles, hits a top-speed of 120 mph and charges to 80% in 50 minutes — according to company specs. The model w

How to Use Dried Mustard

79Lifehacker / 4h
If you ask someone what mustard “tastes like” they might tell you it’s both “pungent” and “acidic,” which is not quite right. This half-truth is sometimes perpetuated by well-meaning food writers , who tout mustard as “secret ingredient” that can cut through richness with its “acidity,” while claiming that “yellow,… Read more...

China now has its own secret reusable Space shuttle

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

VCs pour funding into edtech startups as COVID-19 shakes up the market

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A few weeks back, The Exchange looked into the pace of edtech exits , noting that over time, the sector has delivered rising exit volume. All startup verticals want to demonstrate a history of liquidity, so you might imagine that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, edtech fundraising was rising due to its improving exit profile. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. You can read it ev

Get 20% off Stellar Data Recovery for TechRadar readers

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Act quickly to take advantage of an exclusive discount on Stellar Professional.

Ewan McGregor Says the Obi-Wan Show Is a Limited Series

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Another iconic hero returns for Screen 5 . The writers behind The Conjuring have written an Omen prequel. Batwoman casts a mysterious new figure, while Creepshow adds to its roster. The cast and crew of Supernatural prepare to say goodbye. Plus, Amazon teases Billy Butcher’s between-seasons antics on The Boys , and… Read more...

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Offering New Member Bonus

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It’s fairly rare to see an airline loyalty program offer a compelling bonus for new members nowadays, but that’s exactly what we’re seeing from Qatar Airways. As a matter of fact, Qatar Airways Privilege Club is offering two different new member bonuses. Qatar Airways Privilege Club new member bonuses At the moment Qatar Airways Privilege Club is offering two different new member bonuses. Which d

Wildtype is opening up a pre-order list for select chefs as it focuses on lab-grown, sushi-grade salmon

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Wildtype , the startup making lab-grown salmon, is opening up a pre-order list for select chefs. Although the company is as much as five years out from commercial production, according to founders, the company is looking to partner with select chefs around the country who want to incorporate their sushi-grade salmon product into their menus. “We’re not launching right now. We’re releasing the new

10 Poland-based investors discuss trends, opportunities and the road ahead

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Poland is becoming an important European tech ecosystem after experiencing record levels of investment and growth in recent years. It’s the largest economy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), is known for its technical talent and has now nurtured a number of large startups that have raised multiple rounds of funding. In 2019, investment in Poland’s startups — with Warsaw being the biggest startu

1More Over-Ear Headphones Provide Good Sound at a Good Price

How-To Geek / 5h
Decent headphones aren’t inexpensive, but they don’t necessarily have to cost $300 or more. If you’re willing to compromise just a little bit on sound quality and features, the 1More Over-Ears headphones will give you good sound and comfort, and will be somewhat easier on your wallet. They aren’t wireless, however, and they lack active noise cancellation (ANC), common features even at this price

12 best tweets of the week, including beans and Keanu Reeves

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Summer is in the books, the pandemic's still raging, and, well, we've got good tweets. We've been collecting the best posts of the week for quite a while now . Is that going to make anything better? Nope, not really. But maybe you'll get a little laugh out of it. So there's that. Well, OK, then. Here they are, the 12 best tweets from this week. 1. I would too, to be fair if i were shania twain, i

Vintage Electric Roadster Review: An Ebike That Offers Pure Joy

100+Wired / 5h
This cafĂ©-racer-inspired ebike is an incredible ride, but it’s more than a touch expensive for these trying times.

The Apocalypse Doesn’t Need an Instagram Filter

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Plus: Kevin Systrom’s app inspiration, the characteristics of successful CEOs, and Colorado’s disconcerting forecast.

The Best Privacy-Friendly Alternatives to Google Maps

300+Wired / 5h
Google Maps is arguably the easiest mapping service to use, but that doesn't mean it's the most secure.

The Most Germ-Laden Spot In Any Airport Is The TSA Checkpoint, And Delta Has A Solution

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This month Delta Air Lines is rolling out anti-microbial bins at security checkpoints in their terminals at Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Los Angeles, New York-LaGuardia and New York-JFK. TSA screening bins have more germs than the monkey in outbreak . Your fellow sick passengers touch the bins, they even put their dirty tissues and handkerchiefs in them before going through the nude-o-scope poc

How Do I Get an iPhone and a Windows PC to Play Nicely?

100+Lifehacker / 5h
How do you manage a multi-platform household? Not everyone is completely loyal to Apple, Google, Microsoft, or any other tech company. You might own an iPhone and use a Windows PC. Maybe you prefer your Android’s camera and your MacBook’s keyboard. Perhaps you’re just a big ol’ geek and you love devices, period. Read more...

How to See Which Program Is Using All Your CPU on Windows

41How-To Geek / 5h
Sometimes your Windows 10 PC slows to a crawl, perhaps accompanied by a whirring fan and programs that barely respond. Often the problem is an application that is using a large share of the CPU’s power, leaving little left for other programs. Here’s how to check—and what to do about it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Useful: Marriott’s New “What To Expect” Coronavirus Page

76One Mile at a Time / 5h
It looks like Marriott’s useful new resource for figuring out what to expect during your next hotel stay is now up and running. I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago when there was a workaround to see this info, while it’s now readily available. It’s hard to know what to expect from hotels Understandably hotels have had to make a lot of changes due to coronavirus. As a guest it can be hard to

TalkTalk's ace fibre broadband deal comes with 67Mb speeds and £50 vouchers

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TalkTalk is offering an excellent broadband deal right now, throwing in a £50 Amazon voucher and super fast speeds.

Hubble observations suggest a discrepancy in dark matter theories

SlashGear / 5h
Observations made using the Hubble Space Telescope have helped scientists worldwide solve mysteries and gather data since it was placed in orbit many years ago. Recently, astronomers have used Hubble observations to discover a discrepancy between theoretical models of how dark matter should be distributed in galaxy clusters and observations of dark matter’s grip on galaxy clusters. It is challeng

Podcast: Surface Duo review, Xbox Series S and Apple's upcoming event

63Engadget / 5h
The Surface Duo reviews are in and the verdict is a resounding meh . Devindra and Cherlynn talk about what excited them about Microsoft’s dual-screen debut, and explain why using it in the real world was frustrating. Then, UK bureau chief Mat Smith joins our hosts to discuss the Xbox Series S and X versus Sony’s Playstation options, as well as what Apple might have in store for the September 15th

Here’s How Screenshots Work on Android

How-To Geek / 5h
Android 11 introduced a number of changes, but one that might catch you off guard is how screenshots work. The functionality is mostly the same as older versions of the operating system (OS), but Google moved things around a bit. Here is how screenshots work on Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This tool means Apple and Microsoft can fully work together on your work devices

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Approved users will soon be able to enjoy iOS Device Compliance in order to access a range of Microsoft apps.

Today Only, Anker Chargers Are Up to 35% off, Wireless or Not

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Save up to 35% on Anker Chargers | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Delta Improves Filtering Of Jet Bridge Air To Limit Spread Of Coronavirus

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On board and inflight is one of the safest indoor environments from a Covid-19 transmission perspective. But that doesn't mean that travel is safe. Most planes (but not smaller regional jets and turboprops) have HEPA air filtration that's highly protective . That doesn't mean the virus doesn't spread. Often when this and other viruses are attributed to flights it's likely spreading at airport sec

How everyday purchases cost me thousands of points

The Points Guy / 6h
I recently redeemed hundreds of dollars in points — but not on flights or hotels. No, I didn’t use my points to fly British Airways to Europe or for a hotel stay in the Caribbean . I used them on home improvement projects . Here at TPG, we caution cardholders against using their points to wipe statement charges or use them to pay for purchases at merchants. Unfortunately, I did just that — not pu

Rocket Report: Delta IV Heavy gets a new date, SpaceX to destroy test tank

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Enlarge / Rocket Lab launches its "I Can't Believe It's Not Optical" mission on August 31. (credit: Rocket Lab ) Welcome to Edition 3.15 of the Rocket Report! The realm of small lift overflows with news in this edition. And as usual, our report covers news from around the world, spanning this week from Germany, to China, to India, to South America. Ours is a global enterprise. As always, we welco

Xbox Series X and S will support Dolby Vision HDR for gaming

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Dolby has announced that the upcoming Xbox Series S and Series X will be the first consoles with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR gaming support. Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound will be enabled at launch, while Dolby Vision HDR gaming is set to arrive in 2021. With Dolby Vision, the company is promising 40 times brighter highlights, 10 times deeper black levels and up to 12-bits of color depth. Tha

What’s the Difference Between a Megabit and Megabyte?

76How-To Geek / 6h
Despite the fact that they’re similar words with similar abbreviations, megabits (Mb) and megabytes (MB) are different units of measurement. Here’s what they measure, and when they’re used. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A Beginner's Introduction To DevOps Principles

How-To Geek / 6h
DevOps is a buzzword that’s commonly thrown around—really, it’s a set of principles designed to streamline and govern the entire development process, from the brains of your programmers and onto your servers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

External PC Drive Bays Are Dying, And That Sucks

44How-To Geek / 6h
Even now that PC gaming is a bigger market than ever, those who build their own desktops are niche customers. So when I talk about desktop PC cases, I do so knowing my position represents a niche of a niche, and one that might fairly be criticized as old-fashioned. That said: Let’s talk about external drive bays! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lidar Is Finally Becoming a Real Business

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The success of lidar companies was unclear until this summer, when three leading makers offered glimpses of their finances.

Stop Yelling About a Rushed Vaccine, and Start Planning for It

100+Wired / 6h
Public health experts should spend less time criticizing emergency authorization and more time discussing how to ensure the process works.

We’re All Working (Out) From Home

80Wired / 6h
This week, we look at the latest gear from Peloton and discuss whether we’re ever going back to the gym.

Poor Households Spend Nearly Four Times as Much on Utilities as Well-Off Ones

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Low-income households of color tend to spend a bigger share of their income on energy bills. New research from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy shows just how much more those households are spending. Read more...

2021 Lexus RC F receives Fuji Speedway Edition trim

21SlashGear / 6h
The Lexus RC F is available with a special Fuji Speedway Edition model for 2021. This new limited-edition trim is based on the RC F Track Edition we got this year, but the Fuji Speedway Edition is home to a couple of handsome exterior upgrades. We only have kind words for the Lexus RC and RC F, but the weight … Continue reading

Apple’s September 15 “Time Flies” event: What to expect

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Enlarge / One of two identical stairwells at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's Cupertino campus, where the company now hosts many of its product reveals. (credit: Samuel Axon) Every September, Apple unveils its new lineup of iPhone and Apple Watch devices in a live event with press, influencers, and industry figures present—or does it? This year, we're not quite certain. Last week, the northern C

Look out for this new ‘PS5 upgrade’ badge when you next buy a PS4 game

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Sony is adding a new PS5 badge to certain PS4 games, which shows a free next-gen upgrade is available.

Coronavirus: England and Wales' contact-tracing app gets launch date

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Matt Hancock describes it as a "defining moment" in the effort to control the spread of Covid-19.

Sip your wine, or beer, while singing in the shower with these absurd speakers

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These speakers on Amazon will play your favourite songs while you sip your drink and get freshened up

Mobile industry services provider Brightstar invests £50m in UK business

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Brightstar provides a range of services to mobile operators, retailers and manufacturers

Report: Lufthansa May Retire All A380s & 747-400s

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The current pandemic is causing airlines to make all kinds of tough decisions with long-term implications. Lufthansa has already announced retirement of 18 long haul aircraft , though it increasingly looks like Lufthansa may be drastically increasing the number of planes that it retires. Lufthansa may retire A380s & 747-400s Lufthansa has had a pessimistic view of a recovery since the pandemic st

Google says its Autocomplete feature will stay neutral in the 2020 election

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Autocomplete, a Google Search feature that uses prediction algorithms to suggest search queries as you type them, will stay neutral leading up to the upcoming U.S. presidential election. In a blog post outlining the latest changes to its Search and News products, Google explained that all text predictions that could be interpreted as claims for or against any political party or candidate will be

The Ars Technica ultimate buying guide for your home office setup

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Enlarge / We spent months researching and testing all sorts of gear to help you upgrade your suddenly essential home office. (credit: Corey Gaskin) Working and schooling from home are part of the new normal. Putting together a home office setup that's pleasant, comfortable, and productive can be tough and time consuming, but lucky for you, we’ve been working from home for years here at Ars. We're

6 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO this weekend

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What's streaming this weekend, from The Duchess on Netflix to a new episode of The Boys season 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

A new-world workforce using data and analytics

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Say goodbye to yesterday’s notion of desks and days, and hello to the new-world workforce.

Covid-19 contact-tracing app for England and Wales is set for September 24 launch

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A contact-tracing app for both England and Wales has been confirmed to be launching on September 24.

Zoho unveils chunky new Workplace productivity software suite

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Zoho Workplace aims to join up the dots across a range of apps and devices from email through to invoicing.

Lamborghini celebrates its 10,000th Aventador

21SlashGear / 6h
Lamborghini has made some extremely iconic cars over the years with Italian classics such as the Countach. It’s modern Aventador has become one of its most popular models ever despite the high price tag. Lamborghini is celebrating producing chassis number 10,000 since the model entered production. The 10,000th Aventador was an SVJ Roadster in gray with red livery and a … Continue reading

NASA is looking to purchase lunar material from a third party company

Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are already on sale at Amazon - and the first major price cuts are impressive

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have only been on the market a month, but they're already on sale at Amazon.

Willo, a freemium video interview SaaS, scores ~$320K during the remote work boom

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Glasgow, Scotland-based video interview startup Willo has scored a £250,000 (~$320k) seed round of funding after watching demand for its asynchronous Q&A style video platform leap up during the COVID-19 lockdown. Guernsey-based VC firm 1818 Venture Capital is investing in the seed round, with Willo board members Steve Perry, Stefan Ciecierski and Peter Preston also kicking in a smaller chunk of t

Xbox Series S may not be able to play Xbox One X enhanced titles – here's why

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The Xbox Series S could rely on Xbox One S versions of backwards compatible games due to its lack of memory.

Gateway PCs are back

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The Gateway PC brand (and its cow-spotted boxes) pretty much faded into obscurity after Acer snapped it up for $710 million way back in 2007. Now, Gateway is back with a new line of laptops, 2-in-1 devices and tablets at multiple price points that can be exclusively purchased from Walmart . The new devices run on Windows 10 Home and are powered by Intel processors and AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors

How to Watch WIRED25

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Tune in starting Wednesday, September 16, for conversations with Reed Hastings, Brie Larson, and more.

Blood Centers Are Barely Meeting Convalescent Plasma Demand

100+Wired / 7h
Despite a lack of scientific studies on its efficacy for Covid-19, interest in the treatment has surged alongside case numbers.

Nubia Watch Early Review: Future Potential

SlashGear / 7h
Aside from cramming more sophisticated health-related sensors inside, smartwatches have pretty much remained the same in the last two or so years. Given the popularity and sales numbers that the Apple Watch enjoys because of that, it’s not surprising that few want to stray from that well-trodden path. That’s why when someone like Nubia dares to present something new, it … Continue reading

Aman Nai Lert Bangkok Opening In 2023

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Aman Resorts is among my favorite hotel groups in the world. Aman has properties in a lot of incredible destinations, with a big focus on nature. While I don’t follow the brand as blindly as I used to , I still think Aman offer some fantastic hotels. Currently Aman has 35 resorts (the property in Kyoto is the newest one), with several more in the pipeline, including: Aman New York (2021) Amanvari

UK fibre coverage expands to 4.2m premises

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Full fibre is now available to 14 per cent of the UK, while more than half can now get 300Mbps.

The bizarre Canon Powershot Zoom looks like the future of compact cameras

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The Canon Powershot Zoom's crowdfunding success suggests there's an appetite for new types of compact camera.

How to Speed Up Your Old Mac and Give It a New Life

76How-To Geek / 7h
As your Mac gets older, it starts to show its age during daily use. Everyday tasks can drag as your computer struggles to keep up. More demanding apps and games might even refuse to run at all. Sometimes, your Mac might just hang . . . seemingly forever. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Zoom update delivers a huge security upgrade

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Is this the end of Zoom-bombing as we know it?

Stanford researchers create a device that can see through clouds and fog

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One of the most hazardous conditions for drivers is dense fog. Researchers at Stanford have created a new device that can see through clouds and fog that could be extremely important for future autonomous vehicles. Stanford’s technology uses technology similar to tech found on autonomous cars improved with a highly efficient algorithm developed by the researchers. The algorithm can reconstruct …

Blue by ADT launches DIY smart home security system

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Add or remove ADT components from your fully-customizable home security hub whenever you like.

There's a new version of Android 11 designed to make cheap phones run faster

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Android 11 (Go edition) is a version of the new Google operating system designed to improve cheap phones.

Windows 10 update could finally fix one of its most annoying features

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Windows 10 tries to find the best default app to open, but it can often be a confusing process, but a new update could finally fix it.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: price in India and pre-booking offers

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has now launched in India at a price of Rs 1,49,999 and will be available starting September 14.

This Toyota Yaris Cross in Gazoo Racing livery is ready for the rally circuit

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The 2020 Toyota Yaris Cross is the Japanese carmaker’s newest compact crossover. It’s currently on sale in Japan, and Europe (along with the rest of the Asia-Pacific region) will get its first taste of the Yaris Cross in mid-2021. Unfortunately, the new Yaris Cross will not be sold in the United States, and it seems we’ll be missing out on … Continue reading

Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds drop to lowest ever price in this Amazon deal

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Amazon has slashed the price of the Jabra Elite 75t true wireless earbuds.

HBO Max's 'Harley Quinn' cartoon is the sillier, gorier 'Birds of Prey' you didn't know you needed

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If you're not sold on Harley Quinn the first time Bane walks into a scene, then maybe the show isn't for you. The HBO Max-hosted animated series is actually about the post-breakup escapades of Quinn, the Joker's former lieutenant-slash-love interest rediscovering life as an uncoupled woman. But Bane's portrayal is extra-special: The big, hulking brute speaks in a strained whine that is clearly me

Skullcandy Crusher Evo review: Like a subwoofer for your head

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Skullcandy Crusher Evo wireless headphones $199 View Product The Good Huge • thumping bass • Long battery life • Built-in Tile tracking • Unique Personal Sound system The Bad Bass slider can drown out sounds • Overall sound quality is just OK The Bottom Line Skullcandy's new bass-heavy headphones mostly deliver the goods, even if more expensive competition provides richer total sound quality. ⚡ M

Amazon Music lands on LG smart TVs with voice-controlled tunes

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LG TVs from 2016 onwards are getting an integrated Amazon Music app, with millions of songs available for Prime subscribers.

Amazon wants a Joe Exotic series starring Nicolas Cage

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One of the clearest signs that we’re approaching the Peak TV bubble is the number of upstart streaming companies making the same damn show. Variety is reporting that Amazon is looking to launch its own series based on the lurid exploits of the Tiger King, Joe Exotic. Nicolas Cage has signed on to star as Exotic, and is currently in development at Amazon with CBS TV and Imagine. Of course, we’d be

Netflix's 'Dragon's Dogma' has alarmingly grand opening credits that look kinda familiar

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There's definitely a current trend in TV opening credits. If the show's crime-related, the opening tends to feature a bunch of creepy overlapping images that fade and morph, True Detective -style , with details that we'll inevitably come to understand later. If it's fantasy, though, you'd better brace for a booming Game of Thrones or The Witcher -style score coupled with some slowly panning shots

Linux users beware - you could be facing more cyber threats than ever before

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Linux targeted by criminals despite user belief that it is more secure.

South Africans will be getting Switch Fortnite Special Edition

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The Special Edition Fortnite Nintendo Switch will launch in South Africa at the same time as Europe

Tour de France live stream 2020: how to watch stage 13 from anywhere right now

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Another gruelling summit finish beckons today. Don't miss the cycling action - here's how to watch a Tour de France live stream free for stage 13.

AMD Ryzen continues to dominate CPU market, but Intel is clawing its way back

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And it’s not just new Comet Lake processors driving this apparent resurgence, either.

5 entertaining offerings on Indian OTT platforms this week

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Our weekly choices from OTT platforms in India usually tick all the boxes. And this week is no different. Humour and comedy may have a bigger share though. We guess no one will complain on that score.

Portable air purifier, 'smallest' Xbox and other tech news

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BBC Click’s Jen Copestake reports on some of the best technology news stories this week.

Schools rarely teach climate change outside of science class. Teachers are changing that.

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There's a pretty good chance you remember all of those early, iconic lessons learned in school, from the fetching utility of Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally to the way your mind was quietly blown with the realization that the green light in The Great Gatsby might be more than just something at the end of a dock. But what's the likelihood of that early, iconic lesson being about climate change, a

Google Pixel 5 may keep the Pixel 4’s camera and we might know why

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A former Google engineer has explained why new camera hardware isn't always better.

Moto G9 Plus is the cheap phone answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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Here's what you need to know about the Moto G9 Plus, the latest device unveiled in Motorola's budget phone line.

Green tyres turn climate change corner for good

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Santander spins out its $400M fintech venture capital arm, now called Mouro Capital

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Santander, the Spanish multinational banking giant, is announcing that its fintech venture arm is to be spun out and will be managed more autonomously going forward. Previously known as Santander InnoVentures and established in 2014, the VC is being re-branded to Mouro Capital . It will continue to be headed up by general partner Manuel Silva Martínez, who joined InnoVentures five years ago and

The best pee funnels for camping, road trips, and more

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If you'd rather not venture into a public restroom right now, you’re not alone. What's more, your fears are valid: Flushing toilets and airborne particles are genuine Covid-19 risk factors . Still, we all gotta go, and stand-up urination devices — also known as pee funnels — are a useful way to increase the number of places people with vulvas can pee in relative peace and safety. (For No. 2 needs

Save over $80 on a versatile gaming headset

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TL;DR: Upgrade your gaming setup with a HCG1 pro gaming headset for $103.99, a 45% savings as of Sept. 11. With GPUs becoming increasingly powerful, getting an eyeful of stunning visuals from your video games is pretty standard. But to have a truly immersive experience, you also can't forget sound. If you want to play like the pros, the HCG1 Professional Gaming Headset is one great headset option

Crush your next Zoom presentation with these public speaking classes

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TL;DR: Take advantage of the Mastering Presentation and Public Speaking Certification Bundle and blow your co-workers away at your next remote meeting. The bundle is only $39.99 as of Sept. 11. Being able to captivate a group of people is a game-changing skill. Unfortunately, the pandemic has made this more difficult: Speaking to a muted audience via Zoom can be flat-out painful. But that doesn't

Build the online brand you actually want with this $45 class bundle

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TL;DR: Create a solid online presence with the All-In-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle for only $45. As many influencers would probably tell you, building the perfect digital brand doesn't happen overnight. You need a plan, and being able to execute that plan properly is key. The All-In-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle is an informative tool to get your online brand up and runni

Get the extra ports you need with a modular hub for your laptop

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TL;DR: Keep your devices charged at the same time with the CASA HUB 10E: 10-in-2 USB-C 3.1 Modular Hub with expansion modules for $79.99, a 19% savings as of Sept. 11. Laptops tend to skimp on ports these days (*cough* MacBook *cough*). That leaves you choosing between refueling your laptop battery or connecting the other accessories you need every day. The CASA HUB 10E aims to solve that problem

Update Chrome today to get a game-changing new feature

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Tab groups are finally available to everyone, making it far easier to find the page you want.

Far Cry VR coming to virtual reality arcade chains next year

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But will shared VR headsets in the time of a pandemic be appealing?

This Dolby Atmos soundbar doubles up as a surround sound system – and it's now £100 cheaper

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The JBl Bar 9.1 boasts Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and comes with two satellite speakers for simple surround sound.

Zoom rolls out two-factor authentication for all accounts

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Zoom has unveiled two-factor authentication (2FA) for all user accounts, to make it easier to prevent “ zoombombing ” and other security breaches. Once enabled, the system will require users to enter a one-time code from a mobile authenticator app, SMS or phone call. That in turn will block potential attackers from taking control of accounts using stolen or recycled credentials, as they’d also ne

Google to block search suggestion in run up to US election

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OnePlus Watch may actually have a round display

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The upcoming OnePlus Watch is now tipped to sport a circular design and could launch later this year.

The end of the cheque era is here

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Fly over San Francisco eerie smokey landscape

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Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans: how to watch it live and ad-free

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The Lions look set to blaze a path to the top spot, with just two rounds left before the grand final.

Xbox Series S price and Apple Event: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 29

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

Paypal rival 2Checkout acquired by Verifone

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Digital monetization platform 2Checkout announces acquisition by global point-of-sale provider Verifone.

Sony to launch new flagship smartphone next week

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Sony's Xperia 5 II is probably coming soon. The company has announced a virtual event for Sept. 17, at 3 a.m. ET, in which it will introduce a "new addition to the Xperia flagship range." Sony shared no other information about the device, but it'll probably be the Xperia 5 II, which has been thoroughly leaked over the past couple of weeks. Thanks to a recent FCC listing and other leaks, we know t

OnePlus’s upcoming smartwatch could have a round display

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The upcoming OnePlus Watch is now tipped to sport a circular design and will launch later this year.

Official teaser confirms the Vivo V20 SE; Expected to launch soon

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The Vivo V20 Series, including the Vivo V20, Vivo V20 Pro, and Vivo V20 SE is set to be revealed in the international market ahead of its India launch.

MIT sleep monitor can track people's sleeping positions using radio signals

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A team of MIT researchers has developed a device that can monitor people’s sleep postures without having to use cameras or to stick sensors on their body. It’s a wall-mounted monitor the team dubbed BodyCompass, and it works by analyzing radio signals as they bounce off objects in a room. As the researchers explained, a device that can monitor sleep postures has many potential uses. It could be u

F1 Tuscan Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2020 Italy GP from anywhere

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Follow our guide to watch F1 online and get a 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix live stream today - the first ever Formula 1 race to be held at Italy's Mugello circuit.

How to keep your information off the dark web

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The consumer drive online has put the risk of cyberthreats at an all-time high.

Foldable iPhone rumour in air again as Apple orders Samsung foldable samples

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A popular Android leaker believes that Apple has ordered samples of OLED screens to prototype future foldable iPhone models.

OnePlus could be testing high-framerate 8K video recording for future phones

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The new Oxygen OS 11 beta suggests that OnePlus is looking to bring 8K video recording at a whopping 960fps.

How does Scotland's new contact-tracing app work?

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How will the new Protect Scotland proximity tracing app work and what else do we know about it?

John Legend crashed strangers' video call dates to sing about twerking

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Dating is tough even in the best of times, but trying to maintain a healthy love life during a pandemic can be downright exhausting. Video call dates can often feel more like awkward job interviews than romantic rendezvous. Fortunately, Jimmy Kimmel Live 's latest guest host John Legend has been trying to help set the mood. Donning a white suit and seated at a piano, the singer crashed several so