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Popular dog food brands recalled over high levels of risky toxin

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The FDA recently brought attention to a voluntary dog food recall that involves multiple popular brands, all of which have been recalled after random testing revealed unacceptably high levels of a risk toxin. Though consuming a small amount of this toxin — called aflatoxin — isn’t likely to harm a pet, there are regulations in place that limit how much … Continue reading

Portland passes expansive city ban on facial recognition tech

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The city council in Portland, Oregon passed legislation Wednesday that’s widely regarded as the most aggressive municipal ban on facial recognition technology so far. Through a pair of ordinances, Portland will both prohibit city bureaus from using the controversial technology and stop private companies from employing it in public areas. Oakland , San Francisco and Boston have all banned their go

Coronavirus: Scotland's Covid-19 contact tracing app goes live

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The free app lets people know if they have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive.

Xbox Game Pass for PC price will double from next week

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The introductory half price offer is over – but this subscription still represents a great value proposition.

Google Pixel 4a deals are available to pre-order in the UK - here's where you can buy it

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Now that it has launched, these are all of the places you can buy Google Pixel 4a deals in the UK right now.

Huawei phones will start running on HarmonyOS in 2021

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Huawei is planning to launch its proprietary Harmony operating system on smartphones in 2021, the firm announced at its annual developer conference in Dongguan on Thursday. The readiness of HarmonyOS handsets will largely be contingent on the number of apps Huawei can attract within a short window. HMS Core, Huawei’s counterpart to Google Play Services and the toolkit helping developers build and

Futuristic V-shaped aircraft could one day carry passengers in its wings

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delft University of Technology showcased the design for a model airplane called the Flying-V. The design is energy efficient and is estimated to consume 20% less fuel than most other modern aircraft. Read more... More about Design , Aircraft , Flying , Klm , and Delft

Casio launches retro-cool G-Shock watch inspired by volcanic lightning

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The Casio G-Shock MTGB1000VL-4A also features a red urethane strap that 'represents bubbling magma'.

HarmonyOS will replace Android on future Huawei phones, possibly from 2021

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Huawei has announced a smartphone version of HarmonyOS and suggested phones might run it from next year.

Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri are teaming up for 2021– so is the battle for your smart home over?

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The Zigbee Alliance is creating a unified standard for smart home devices – and it's on track to launch in 2021.

The Walking Dead is finally ending after season 11 – kind of

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The Walking Dead will end after its 11th season in 2022, but so many spin-offs are coming to take its place.

Enjoy unrestricted access to the online world with ExpressVPN

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $8.32 per month as of Sept. 10, saving you 35% on list price. The online world might seem like a place where you can travel freely, but it's actually full of restrictions and blockades. The only effective way to bypass these forms of censorship is to invest in a VPN . These services defeat geography-based content restrictions and censors

This adorable mini massage gun is small enough to fit in a tote bag

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TL;DR: Get sweet, sweet muscle relief with this mini massage gun for $69.99, a 30% savings as of Sept. 10. Muscle spasms, neck strain, and backaches are just par for the course for many of us. Massage guns, though, are an increasingly popular way to get a little relief. Highly portable and as easy to grab as a bottle of Advil, the Mini Portable Fascia Massage Gun is a super quiet, lightweight sol

Save on an adjustable kettlebell that's great for beach workouts

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TL;DR: Get a two-pack of the BEACHBELL multi-weight portable kettlebell for $99.99, a 9% savings as of Sept. 10. With gyms still closed in many cities and states, it's understandable to be losing enthusiasm for home workouts. How many days in a row can you do a bodyweight circuit before you go stir-crazy? Another day, another set of air squats — and the cabin fever doesn't help. If you’re struggl

Take $50 off an award-winning jump starter kit for your car

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TL;DR: Make sure you don't get stuck on the side of the road with the JumpSmart Portable Vehicle Jump Starter Kit . As of Sept. 10, use coupon code LIMITLESS25 at checkout for an additional 25% off. Car trouble is the worst, but it happens to the best of us. All you can do is stay prepared by having the proper tools in your trunk — like the JumpSmart Portable Vehicle Jump Starter Kit . This kit,

Take over 20% off this cool (yes, cool) flash drive

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TL;DR: Keep your files organized with a iKlips C Apple Lightning/USB-C flash drive for $139.99, a 21% savings as of Sept. 10. Transferring files and media from one device to another can be a pain. And while you can always opt for cloud storage, those $5 monthly subscriptions add up. If you'd like to hold your files in your hands, consider the iKlips C Apple Lightning/USB-C Flash Drive . A Kicksta

Curio, the curated audio platform for journalism, has closed $9M Series A funding

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Curio , the burgeoning audio platform that offers a curated library of “expert” journalism, has closed a $9 million in Series A round funding. The round is led by Earlybird, with participation from Draper Esprit, Cherry Ventures, and Horizons Ventures. It follows $2 million in previous backing from Cherry, 500 Startups and unnamed private angel investors, bringing the total amount raised to $11 m

This tiny 8-core AMD PC will transform your monitor into a capable Apple iMac rival

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ASRock’s 4X4 BOX-4000 is powered by AMD Ryzen 4000U-series APU

Vodafone uses Standalone 5G to power virtual university lessons

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SA 5G will deliver guaranteed speeds and ultra low latency.

Apple has designed its own face masks for employees

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Apple takes pride in its minimalistic, refined product design. It's no wonder, then, that the company has its own idea of what a protective face mask should look like. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Apple designed special face masks and has begun to distribute them to corporate and retail employees, most of whom currently wear protective masks on the job to curb the spread of COVID-19. In fact

Cape Town is racing to claim the title of Africa's Silicon Valley

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Cape Town is gearing itself up to be a competitor in the world of tech, hoping to secure a position as an African tech hub

Wear OS is getting a long-awaited update, but it doesn't bring watchOS 7-like changes

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Google hasn't forgotten Wear OS, as a new update proves - though it won't exactly change much.

Ally Financial launches point of sale lending for retail purchases

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New POS lending service will offer financing for retail purchases of $500 or more.

Xbox Game Pass for PC will soon double in price

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All good things must come to an end. Microsoft has confirmed that the PC version of Game Pass will soon cost $9.99 per month , rather than $4.99 per month. We knew this price hike was coming: Game Pass for PC is technically in beta at the moment, and the Xbox website has long stated that $4.99 is a “limited time price.” The higher cost of entry will go into effect on September 17th, the same day

Windows 10 update reportedly kills Linux support

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Windows 10 users are the victim of yet another bug seemingly delivered by Microsoft’s September patch.

Xbox Series X and S South Africa: pricing, release date, pre-order

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The much anticipated Xbox Series X and S will soon be available and at a reasonable price

Path built to remote crash landing of Voskhod-2 spacecraft

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Motorola releases new 5G Razr

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

BT received 105,000 emergency 999 calls a day during lockdown

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BT has provided 999 with call agents since 1937

Twitch makes it easier for esports organizations to hold their own tournaments

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Twitch is making it easier for small esports organizers to hold competitions and broadcast them on the website. The platform has launched the beta version of a new end-to-end toolsuite called Versus by Twitch , which gives esports leagues and creators a quick way to create competitions, to manage and accept registrations and to stream them for viewers. Twitch wrote in its announcement: “We unders

India may curb pre-installed apps on new smartphones

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Indian government is a mulling a major policy document that seeks to come down on unauthorised data collection by mobile phones and apps to ensure privacy of individuals is not breached.

Chinese Ambassador ‘Likes’ an X-Rated Video. Awkward.

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China demanded that Twitter investigate, suggesting that Liu Xiaoming’s account had been compromised. But the account has a history of unusual likes.

Samsung Galaxy M51 with 7,000mAh battery launched in India

Samsung Galaxy M51
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The Samsung Galaxy M51 is now officially available with the Snapdragon 730G at a price of Rs 24,999 in India.

Vivo’s smartwatch tipped to launch on September 22

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Vivo, like its sister brand Oppo, is set to launch into fitness wearable segment. The Vivo Watch is slated to launch later this month

Optus bulks out its 5G home broadband plans to better compete with NBN

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Optus' bigger and better 5G broadband plans are giving the NBN a serious run for its money.

I tried out the ghd rise Volumising Hot Brush on long, thick hair. Here's how it fared.

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I can't remember the last time I styled my hair before leaving the house. Thinking about this ritual from a bygone era makes me nostalgic (remember going out?). So, when I got the opportunity to review the ghd rise Volumising Hot Brush, it took me right back to the days of straightening my hair before a night out. What I'd conveniently forgotten, of course, is just how laborious the entire proces

What ban? TikTok is world's most downloaded non-gaming app in Aug

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Despite being under intense scrutiny in the US, and a ban in India, which was one of its biggest markets, TikTok was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for August.

'Fortnite' is removing Apple ID login this week, so update your details now

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If you use your Apple ID to log in to Fortnite , you'd better change your details fast. Epic Games has announced players won't be able to use Sign In with Apple to access their accounts from Friday — the latest development in the ongoing feud between the Fortnite developer and Apple. Apple ID credentials will stop working with Epic Games accounts from Sept. 11, according to a Wednesday post on th

Motorola Razr 5G vs Motorola Razr 2019: which nostalgic foldable is for you?

Motorola Razr Snapdragon
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Is Motorola's latest clamshell foldable a big upgrade on its flawed predecessor?

Times Internet is growing despite influx of US tech firms in India

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Times Internet said on Thursday it reaches more than 557 million active users in India each month and over 111 million users a day as several of its digital offerings demonstrated strong growth in the past year. The Indian conglomerate — which operates over three-dozen properties, including on-demand streaming services MX Player and Gaana, and newspapers Times of India and Economic Times — added

#DontRemoveYoutubeCCs: Community captions 'benefit everyone'

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YouTube is getting rid of community caption subtitles, which could be a problem for some people.

Portland officials pass strict ban on facial recognition systems

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Portland, Oregon officials have passed what could be the strictest municipal ban on facial recognition in the country. It’s not just local government units, such as the police, that can no longer use facial recognition under the city’s new regulations — private businesses can’t deploy the technology in public spaces either. That means places like hotels, stores and restaurants can’t use facial re

Names like Tesla's 'Autopilot' are dangerously misleading, study shows

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Does it really matter if Tesla's advanced driving system is called " Autopilot " but it doesn't actually take over driving? A new American Automobile Association (AAA) study released late Wednesday found that, actually, yes: What we call the programs and systems in our vehicles actually matters. Tesla's Autopilot is a highly automated feature that keeps drivers centered in the lane, automatically

4 of the best headphones for kids

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You might think that the main benefit to buying headphones for your children is so that you don't have to hear what they're listening to, but there's actually a more important reason. Your child's ears are super sensitive while they're developing and it's possible to damage them by hearing sounds over 85 decibels. Adult headphones just aren't the best idea for them to use. At least not unless you

Google starts Wear OS update rollout - here's what we know

Google Wear 7 Update
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Having promised some robust changes to its Wear OS a month ago, Google has started rolling it out now and is touting better battery life among other things

Oppo Enco W51 to go on sale today via Amazon

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The Oppo Enco W51 TWS will be available on Amazon today. This is the company’s fourth TWS and the first with ANC.

Surface Neo is still coming as Microsoft plans other dual-screen sizes

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The Surface Duo just went on sale and immediately went out of stock for a brief moment. The Android-based phone, however, wasn’t the only dual-screen device Microsoft had planned to launch this year but it will be the only one that actually sees the light of day. Much to fans’ disappointment, the Windows-based Surface Neo was put on hold, some … Continue reading

Get creative and save over AU$1,000 on the Nikon D780 DSLR

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Amazon drops the price of the legendary Nikon DSLR by a whopping 28%.

Here is the cheapest AMD Ryzen PC that is actually usable

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Computers based on AMD’s killer processors have come down in price.

Man Meets Monster in the Quirky Taxidermy Doc Big Fur

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Ken Walker is a taxidermist so gifted that others in his field speak of his talents with reverence: “Ken has magic in his hands.” But what happens when this master of his craft decides to incorporate his oddball obsession with Bigfoot into his latest project? Documentary Big Fur gives us a front-row seat. Read more...

Realme 7 to go on sale in India today

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The Realme 7 mid-range device will go on sale in India today for the first time via Flipkart. The Realme electric toothbrush and also luggage suitcase will also be available.

YouTube Music Playlists gets smarter, more social

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Much to the consternation of Play Music users, Google is clearly pinning its music business on YouTube Music. Naturally, it is trying to convince the users that the latter offers an even better experience than the former. While some are still looking for feature parity, YouTube Music is busy rolling out new features that would put it on the same … Continue reading

Xbox Series X and S pricing confirmed for ANZ, and it's surprisingly affordable

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Microsoft has announced Aussie and Kiwi pricing for its Xbox Series S and X consoles, along with its next-gen Xbox All Access plans.

AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again

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A former world champion teams up with the makers of AlphaZero to test variants on the age-old game that can jolt players into creative patterns.

AT&T customers can now use Amazon Echo speakers as phones

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When the first smart speakers, led by the Amazon Echo, appeared, there was some confusion at what they’d really be good for. These devices eventually became commonplace inside more modern homes but they initially lacked one feature people presumed they would have: making and taking phone calls. That also eventually arrived in one form or another but now Amazon and … Continue reading

Tile Premium Protect subscription to reimburse lost items you can’t find

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It’s a fact of life that things get lost, whether under the couch, left at Starbucks, or, worse, taken by someone. Technologies have been developed to help remind you when you and your stuff stray too far from each other or even help you locate these things when the inevitable does happen. Not all lost things get found, even with … Continue reading

Xbox All Access in Australia: is this the best way to get an Xbox Series X or S?

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Get an Xbox console, Xbox Games Pass and Xbox Live Gold with Xbox All Access starting at AU$27 per month.

The Gorillaz Go to the Moon

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The Gorillaz obviously have a penchant for pop culture . The fact that the band’s members primarily like to be seen as animated characters should have tipped that off. In their latest music video, though, things go a step further. Well, maybe more than one step. Read more...

Samsung and LG won’t supply Huawei with displays either

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It might have been too easy to belittle the US ban on supplying Huawei with semiconductors but the full brunt of that rule is now coming to light in full. While the primary and immediate casualties are, of course, the mobile processors that will power Huawei’s chips, the rule’s chilling effects actually covers anything and everything that is powered or … Continue reading

Apple TV Arrives on Vizio SmartCast TVs

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If you own a Vizio SmartCast TV, you’ll now be able to access Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels. You may even be able to snag a couple of months of Apple’s streaming service for free—which is probably about what users are willing to pay for it right now anyway. Read more...

Lucid teases premium electric SUV at its first reveal event

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But wait, there's more. At Lucid's reveal event Wednesday night , the new Air luxury electric sedan was introduced for the first time. But already the California EV maker is looking ahead to its next car: Project Gravity. While the first versions of the $169,000 Air will start to arrive next year, Lucid is planning production for a luxury, all-electric SUV. Compact SUVs are as popular as ever wit

Portland's facial recognition ban is a major win, especially against Amazon

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The city of Portland just took the fight against facial recognition up a notch. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Portland City Council and Mayor Ted Wheeler voted to adopt two ordinances that will ban use of the tech both by the city , and, in some cases, private businesses . The vote represents a major win in a battle against a biased technology that has led to the wrongful arrest of innocent peopl

Samsung One UI 3.0 beta with Android 11 begins for Galaxy S20

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Google has just announced the public availability of Android 11, at least as far as the stable version of the code is concerned. Of course, that doesn’t mean it will be immediately available to end users and will still depend on manufacturers, some of which have already announced their plans in the next few weeks. Not to be outdone, Samsung … Continue reading

Lucid Air finally unveils what that 517-mile battery range will cost you

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The long-awaited Lucid Air electric sedan is finally here. At a virtual event Wednesday evening the Air was introduced as a premium, powerful EV to take on Tesla's Model S — even though the company's CEO told us earlier this year he definitely doesn't consider Lucid a " Tesla killer ." The sedan, which has been in the works for years, was supposed to make its debut at the New York International A

Groww, an investment app for millennials in India, raises $30M led by YC Continuity

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Even as more than 150 million people are using digital payment apps each month in India, only about 20 million of them invest in mutual funds and stocks. A startup that is attempting to change that by courting millennials has just received a big backing. Bangalore-headquartered Groww said on Thursday it had raised $30 million in its Series C financing round. YC Continuity, the growth-stage invest

Viral Fortnite video shows what happens when Gauntlets and sharks collide

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In case you somehow missed this detail, the sharks in Fortnite are, in fact, loot sharks. This means that if you kill one (before it kills you), you’ll get a weapon and some ammo, and there’s a good chance it will be a Legendary weapon. The downside? It takes quite a bit of time and more than a few bullets … Continue reading

Lucid lets shoppers customize cars like a video game character

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Lucid just launched its first production vehicle, and it looks impressive . But let’s talk about the new website , too. It features a remarkable buying experience that lets shoppers build a 3D car online and experience it in VR at a Lucid dealership. Right now, minutes after its launch, the site is laggy at times. I expect it will improve. Using the tool is just like building a character in a vid

Here’s Where You’ll Be Able to Pre-Order the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

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Xbox Series X | $499 | Amazon , Best Buy Read more...

Apple Won't Let Epic Games Use "Sign in With Apple" Starting September 11

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Epic and Apple are fighting over money, and the real losers are the gamers caught in the middle. That’s all the more evident in Apple’s latest move, as Epic admits starting September 11, it can no longer offer “Sign in with Apple” as a secure way to access Epic Accounts. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

AT&T Customers Can Now Make Calls Through Alexa Speakers

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If you have an AT&T number and you don’t like to carry your phone throughout the house, Alexa may have some good news for you. Thanks to the mobile company’s Numbersync program, you can now use your Alexa speakers, like an Echo dot, to make and receive phone calls from your AT&T number. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Play Your Favorite Retro 2D Games in 3D with the "3dSen PC" NES Emulator

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We’ve all hopped online at some point to find an emulator that’ll let us replay our favorite retro 2D games, like Castlevania, Pacman, or Metroid. Now, with the release of 3dSen PC from Geod Studio on Steam, we can play those games and many more…in 3D. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

EA Play Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass PC for Free

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Are you still set on the PS5? Microsoft today announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass PC subscribers will soon get an EA Play membership with over 60 free games for no additional charge. The addition of EA Play begins “this holiday,” presumably around the November 10th launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

LEGO Knows Han Shot First, Debuts 3000-Piece Mos Eisley Cantina Set to Prove It

Lego Eisley Cantina
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When you think of iconic Star Wars locations, the Mos Eisley Cantina has to be in the top five. At the Cantina, we got our first view of the destructive properties of a lightsaber. The Cantina introduced us to Han Solo, and the first Star Wars earworm. Any fan of Star Wars and LEGO should be excited about the incredible detailed $350 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina Construction Set. Read This A

Humans Are Pushing Animals to the Brink—But It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

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The past 50 years have been a nightmare for wildlife. Globally, the recorded population sizes of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians decreased by an average of 68% between 1970 and 2016, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 13th annual Living Planet Report report shows. The widespread decline in species’… Read more...

Former NSA chief General Keith Alexander is now on Amazon’s board

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General Keith Alexander, who oversaw the National Security Agency when Edward Snowden revealed the shocking extent of its illegal wiretapping and data collection programs, has joined Amazon’s board as a director. Gen. Alexander’s duties on the audit committee and anywhere else he might be needed are not spelled out anywhere. He is currently co-CEO of IronNet Security, the firm he founded six year

For Lucid’s Air EV sedan, performance and prestige come at a price

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After multiple production delays and setbacks , Lucid Motors gave the EV driving public its first look at the upcoming Lucid Air sedan during a live streamed reveal event on Wednesday . With an expected range far exceeding even the most robust Tesla Model S, Lucid’s all-electric sedan is poised to give its EV competitors a run for their money. It will have potential buyers running for their walle

Credit Card Spend Shows Frequent Flyers Think Covid Will Be Over Soon [Roundup]

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

The Bay Area Just Turned Orange. All Eyes Are on PurpleAir

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Catastrophic wildfires are spewing smoke all over the West Coast. This website lets you track the respiratory crisis in real time—with a few caveats.

White House ending airport COVID screening, reports say; more international flights coming?

The Points Guy / 10h
Overseas flights could be returning to more U.S. airports following reports the government is set to ease coronavirus-related restrictions on passengers arriving from abroad. The U.S. had been requiring passengers coming from certain high-risk countries — including Brazil, China and much of Europe — to undergo “enhanced” screening upon arrival in the U.S. The move required those passengers to fly

The $80,000 Lucid Air: It'll be nice when we can drive it

2021 Lucid Air Tesla
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Lucid they may be, but they're not exactly transparent. The buzzworthy Bay Area car company, which makes engines for electric Formula One racing, appears to have leapfrogged Elon Musk's line of Tesla electric cars. The Lucid Air EV unveiled in a Wednesday afternoon livestream (and finally price-tagged at $80,000) has an EPA-reported range of 517 miles , instantly turning the 400-mile-range Tesla

Here’s every angle of the all-electric Lucid Air in pictures

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After years of development, Lucid Motors took the wraps off the Air, an electric luxury sedan that was unveiled Wednesday in a live-streamed event. The Air combines high-end features with eye-popping performance specs and technology that puts it in the same luxury category as a Mercedes S Class. The Air will range in price from as high as $169,000 for its flagship Dream variant to just below $80,

Lucid Motors’ second vehicle is an electric SUV, the Gravity

2021 Lucid Air Tesla
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Lucid Motors provided Wednesday a peek of the next vehicle in its all-electric lineup — an SUV called the Lucid Gravity. The Lucid Gravity follows the Air, a luxury all-electric sedan that was revealed Wednesday in a live streamed event. The Gravity, which will have the same underlying vehicle platform as the Air, is already well into the design process. The company has a working prototype, which

Lucid Motors reveals its long-awaited Air electric sedan

2021 Lucid Air Tesla
100+TechCrunch / 10h
Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson had a clear vision for how to take an electric car to another level. The former chief engineer of the Tesla Model S just didn’t expect it to take quite so long. Today, nearly four years since the company first announced its intentions to produce electric vehicles, Lucid Motors revealed the final version of its all-electric luxury Air sedan. The Air has eye

Lucid Motors “Project Gravity” all-electric SUV teased

2021 Lucid Air Tesla
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Lucid Motors may be announcing its 2021 Air luxury electric sedan today, but it’s also giving a nod to the future with a preview of the upcoming Lucid SUV. Yet to be officially named, though internally known as Project Gravity, the second model from the automotive startup will go head-to-head with both electrified crossover rivals and luxury SUVs alike, borrowing … Continue reading

2021 Lucid Air revealed – Tesla-rival EV makes expensive debut

2021 Lucid Air Tesla
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Lucid Motors has revealed the production 2021 Lucid Air, the luxury electric sedan with which it aims to go head-to-head with Tesla and the rest of auto industry. Variously teased, previewed, and promised since Lucid first took us for a ride in its Air prototype all the way back in 2016, the Air will eventually be priced at under $80,000, … Continue reading

Business class deal alert: Fly the whole family to Israel in style using Delta SkyMiles

The Points Guy / 10h
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter , and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @ tpg_alerts . Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that

NASA asks space companies to bid on special future Moon mission launch

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In the latest evolution of its Artemis lunar efforts, NASA has announced that it wants its previously announced private space partners to bid on which will get to launch a future payload to the Moon. Assuming everything goes according to plan, NASA anticipates the winning company launching its new Moon payloads in 2022, a full two years ahead of the … Continue reading

Funimation partners with VIZ Media to expand its streaming anime catalog

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Two of the biggest anime distributors in the US are teaming up. On Wednesday, Funimation announced that it's working with VIZ Media to bring the publisher's catalog of anime titles to its streaming service. Some of the more notable shows making their way to Funimation with the deal include 2018 sci-fi boxing anime Megalo Box and Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet . The latter was penned by Psycho-

Daily Crunch: Taboola and Outbrain call off their merger

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A massive content recommendation merger falls apart, Microsoft reveals the release date and pricing for its flagship game console and Alexa enables phone calls for AT&T customers. This is your Daily Crunch for September 9, 2020. The big story: Taboola and Outbrain call off their merger Looks like the two biggest companies in the content recommendation market won’t be teaming up after all. Taboola

Fortnite Players Who Sign In Using Apple Need to Change Their Info ASAP

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The latest development in a frankly exhausting pissing match between Epic Games and Apple is coming for your Fortnite credentials. Beginning this week, users who previously used the “Sign in with Apple” option to access the game will either have to update their login information or risk getting shut out of the app. Read more...

Instagram is building a product equity team and hiring a director of diversity and inclusion

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Instagram announced some changes it’s making that are geared toward advancing equity within its workplace. The changes come after Instagram in June spoke about elevating, rather than suppressing, Black voices in light of the killing of George Floyd. “More than ever, people are turning to the platform to raise awareness for the racial, civic, and social causes they care about,” Adam Mosseri, head

Boom’s supersonic jet could one day fly the president of the United States

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The U.S. Air Force has already locked in plans for a pair of Boeing 747-8s , intended to fly a future President of the United States. It’s an expensive project, as you might expect — the manuals alone come with an $84 million price tag — and those two Boeings likely won’t be the only members of the president’s fleet. While the president most often travels onboard a Boeing VC-25, a highly modified

Google Verified Calls will tell you why a business is calling you

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Google is hoping to to increase call answer rates for businesses with its new Verified Calls feature for Android.

How to Exchange Your Amazon Gift Card for the One You Actually Want

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I got married on August 29th and was gifted many $10 Amazon gift cards . So what to do with them? I found out that you can buy gift cards to lots of different stores, restaurants, and even airlines with your Amazon gift card. What a cool way to really get anything from Amazon! Here are some of my favorites for travel,… Read more...

This Robotic Backpack Takes the Load Off

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As we enter the fall hiking season, we may find ourselves carrying the bare necessities in a heavy backpack: a sleeping bag, a can of bug spray, a small stove, or even a case of White Claw. Until now, you and your muscles would have to lug all this junk through the woods. Now a robot can help. Read more...

B2B marketing company raises $6.5M

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200+TechCrunch / 11h announced today that it has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. It’s been more than four years since I wrote about the startup’s $2 million seed funding. At the time, co-founder and CEO Gil Allouche described the product as helping business-to-business marketers target their ads as people who resemble their existing sales leads. Since then, the company has launched its product in

US Ends International Traveler COVID-19 Screenings

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Here’s a development that a lot of airports, airlines, and passengers, will be excited about… CDC will stop screening arriving international travelers Earlier I shared my experience clearing US immigration after arriving from a country that’s on the US “travel ban” list, which currently includes the following : Brazil , Iran, Ireland, People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrati

Chinese Ambassador's Twitter Account Likes Porn Video, China Calls for Investigation

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Two days from now, we’ll celebrate the second anniversary of that time Ted Cruz’s Twitter account liked porn and all he could say in his defense is that it was a “staffing issue.” But China’s leaders operate a little differently than our homegrown hucksters. On Tuesday, the Twitter account of China’s UK Ambassador… Read more...

United Airlines expects little to no impact from Boeing 787 manufacturing issues

The Points Guy / 11h
United Airlines anticipates little or no impact on flights from the latest manufacturing issues plaguing Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jets. Two separate issues related to the rear section of the jet’s fuselage — or “aft body” as Boeing puts it — and the tail, or horizontal stabilizer, are not expected to “have much or any impact” on United’s operations, spokesperson Josh Earnest said Thursday. The Chi

SiPearl working on a giant 72-core processor for supercomputers

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SiPearl’s Rhea processor packs 72 Arm Zeus cores, HBM2E memory, DDR5

Here's What We Know So Far About the AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Halt

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Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca formally announced on Wednesday that its Phase III trial in the UK testing out a vaccine for the coronavirus that causes covid-19 was put on pause, following a report of a serious adverse event among its participants. More details concerning the report have since emerged, but there… Read more...

Study finds many more cats are infected with COVID-19 than expected

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Many cats have been infected by the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, more than previously expected, according to a new study that evaluated abandoned and surrendered felines in Wuhan, the epicenter of the current pandemic. According to the researchers, none of the cats showed symptoms of the disease, but many of them had neutralizing antibodies in their blood offering protection against … Conti

Scientists: Life on Earth Likely Started in Meteor Craters

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Hard Reset A new study is flipping the script on the effects of massive meteor impacts. While an ancient impact is commonly to the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, scientists are now starting to suspect that an earlier impact could have jumpstarted life on Earth in the first place. Scientists have long suggested that meteorites carried the ingredients necessary for life to Earth, but n

The Tokyo Toilet Project designed transparent public restrooms — Future Blink

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The project is intended to shake stereotypes and promote inclusivity by making them accessible to all ages and genders, and regardless of disability. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Toilet , Inclusivity , Cleanliness , and Future Blink

Facebook told it may have to suspend EU data transfers after Schrems II ruling

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Ireland’s data protection watchdog, the DPC, has sent Facebook a preliminary order to suspend data transfers from the EU to the US, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter and including a confirmation from Facebook’s VP of global affairs, Nick Clegg. The preliminary suspension order follows a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court this summer which both struck down

5 Luggage Deals for Off-Season Savings: Duffels, Carry-Ons, and More

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You might not be traveling right now, but there are sales on everything from carry-ons to a cavernous wheeled duffel for your next trip.

Walmart Just Started Delivering Stuff With Drones

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Flying Walmart Walmart just kicked off its own drone delivery pilot, a collaboration with drone delivery company Flytrex. The pilot launched today in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is limited to select grocery and household essential items from the retailer’s local stores. “We know that it will be some time before we see millions of packages delivered via drone,” reads a press release from Tom

Three years later, Google Maps is back on the Apple Watch

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Google Maps has had a sort of spotty relationship with the Apple Watch over the years. Google first shipped a Watch-friendly build of Maps back in September of 2015, just months after the Apple Watch first hit the shelves. In 2017, however, Google nixed Map’s Watch support with little more than a suggestion that it’d be back… eventually. Google didn’t offer up much of a reason as to why it was be

Leaving the City May Be More Expensive Than You Think

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Since March, there have been endless reports of pandemic-inspired moves. As CNBC reports , we may be on the brink of “a great reshuffling” as people move away from cities to homes with more privacy and space to work from home. While moving to the suburbs may be appealing—particularly amid the pandemic—it could be more… Read more...

NYC-area airports just introduced another important COVID safety precaution

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Due to the pandemic, the travel experience looks a lot different nowadays. Since March, airlines and airports have implemented a full suite of health-focused enhancements aimed at making travel as safe as it can be. We’ve seen mask requirements , touchless check-in and boarding changes and more. Frequent COVID testing is perhaps one of the best ways to monitor and control the spread of the virus.

Cornell's VibroSense makes appliances 'smart' by tracking their vibrations

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We've all been there at some point: you forget to go to the dryer when it completes a cycle, letting your clothes sit and collect wrinkles. That's just one example of inefficient home appliance use, and it's probably one that most people would like to avoid if they could. A new device developed by a team of researchers at Cornell University promises to let you do just that. Best of all, you would

Microsoft introduces monthly financing plan for its new Xbox consoles

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Monthly financing isn’t an entirely new concept in the world of Xbox. Microsoft offered a similar plan for the Xbox One S a few years ago. The idea is pretty simple: pay a monthly fee for hardware and software for two years until you outright own the device. What’s new here, however, is that the company is introducing the plan for its brand new consoles due out later this year. Along with its Ser

Alaska Airlines Won’t Join Oneworld Alliance In 2020 After All

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In February 2020, many of us were caught off guard when it was announced that Alaska Airlines would be joining the oneworld alliance by the summer of 2021. In July there was some good news regarding that timeline, as it was revealed that Alaska’s membership in oneworld would be moved forward to late 2020. Well, unfortunately there’s a bit of a delay with that timeline now. Alaska Airlines will jo

Too Much CO2 Is Killing Trees, Scientists Say

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Live Fast As humanity continues to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, scientists had long hoped that a portion of it would get gobbled up by plants — including the Earth’s vast forests — instead of contributing to climate change. They were right — to an extent. The prediction that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide would speed up forest growth held up. But new research suggests that these

The 10 Best Deals of September 9, 2020

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Best Buy Has a TCL TV for $180, Plus a 75" 4K QLED Beast Now $800 off

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TCL 40" 1080p Smart TV | $180 | Best Buy TCL 75" 4K HDR QLED Smart TV | $2,200 | Best Buy Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of September 9, 2020

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Facebook May Be Ordered to Change Data Practices in Europe

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Irish regulators have started an inquiry into Facebook’s movement of data on European users to the United States.

Several Fish Can Secretly Walk on Land, Study Suggests

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A surprising number of hillstream loaches—a family of Asian fish—are capable of walking on land using all four limbs, according to a new study. It’s a discovery that could explain how some of the earliest animals managed to stroll on solid ground. Read more...

Kinspire’s new app helps parents find screen-free activities for kids

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A new startup called Kinspire wants to make it easier for parents to find activities to help keep kids occupied — away from a screen. The app, which launches with hundreds of activities vetted by parents and teachers alike, arrives at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has many families continuing to engage in social distancing , cutting kids off from regular playdates and other activities. Mea

US Army gets its first AMPV vehicle to replace Vietnam War-era M113s

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BAE Systems has announced the completion of the first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) built for the United States Army, ones that will, over time, replace the Army’s M113s from the Vietnam War era. According to BAE Systems, the first of its AMPV production models has left the line and was, as of September 1, scheduled to be delivered to the … Continue reading

Beware of sandworms: Dune trailer gives us our first look at an epic world

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Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul Atriedes in Denis Villeneuve's upcoming adaptation of Dune . Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer today for Dune , director Denis Villeneuve's ambitious (could it be anything else?) adaptation of Frank Herbert's sprawling epic novel . It was preceded by a livestreamed event in which Late Show host Stephen Colbert interviewed Villeneuve and several cast members: T

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer detailed, beta dates announced

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As promised, Activision and Treyarch have revealed the multiplayer component of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and as is usually the case with these Call of Duty reveals, there’s a lot to go over regarding the game’s multiplayer. For starters, the companies have confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will be a cross-platform, cross-generational game, meaning that not … Continue reading