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TikTok is trying to stop a suicide video from spreading

TikTok Stop Suicide Video
7KEngadget / 11h
Since Sunday evening, TikTok has been trying to stop the spread of a graphic video showing a man committing suicide with a gun (via The Verge ). The clip opens with an image of a grey-bearded man sitting in front of his desk. The seemingly innocuous nature of the video's start and its appearance in TikTok's For You feed, which automatically surfaces content based on a person's interests, has led

Best Linux distro for privacy and security in 2020

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We look at the best privacy keeping and penetration testing Linux distros that are available.

Do Ventures launches $50 million fund for Vietnamese startups, backed by Naver, Vertex and other notable LPs

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Vy Le and Dzung Nguyen, the founders and general partners of Do Ventures, an investment firm focused on early-stage Vietnamese startups New investment firm Do Ventures announced today the first closing of its fund for Vietnamese startups, which is backed by several of Asia’s most notable institutional investors. Called Do Ventures Fund I, the investment vehicle has hit more than half of its $50 m

Facebook are developing a way to give us super hearing

Popular Mechanics / 11min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+: Pricing, availability

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The new Samsung tablet is their most ambitious, providing power and versatility

Fitbit releases a special update to help you check your oxygen saturation levels

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
Ahead of the launch of the new Fitbit Sense, the company has added a special SpO2 face for its Versa and Ionic lines.

Your work PC could be the biggest security threat in your home

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 21min
Security experts warn corporate devices could pose major risk.

New Sony 4K projector hits 10,000 lumens for ‘OLED-like HDR’

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 21min
Sony has unveiled a new range of laser and bulb projectors for 2020, including a flagship model that boasts a 10,000 lumens brightness.

The new Lypertek Levi could be the best value true wireless earbuds of 2020

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 28min
The Lypertek Levi are the follow-up to the best value true wireless earbuds of 2020 – and they're even cheaper.

DStv to remove two more channels

Popular Mechanics / 33min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

TikTok in race to remove widely shared suicide clip

200+BBC News - Technology / 33min
The video has been viewed by children who report being extremely distressed by the content.

New 12GB RAM, 2K laptop could be best entry-level notebook of 2020

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 35min
The Gemibook from Chuwi is an interesting product to say the least

The Apple Watch 5 is now hard to buy - does that mean the Apple Watch 6 is near?

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Some are reporting the Apple Watch is unavailable on Apple's website, sparking rumors the Apple Watch 6 is near.

Poco M2 with MediaTek Helio G80 launched in India

Poco M2 India 10999
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The Poco M2 is the company’s cheapest smartphone in India, bringing high-end specifications at a budget price.

Thunes raises $60 million for cross-border payments in emerging markets

200+TechCrunch / 1h
Thunes , a Singapore-based startup developing a cross-border payments network to make financial services more accessible in emerging markets, announced today it has raised a $60 million Series B. The round was led by Africa-focused firm Helios Investment Partners, with participation from Checkout.com, and returning investors GGV Capital and Future Shape. Thunes launched in 2019 when financial tec

Apple's 'floating' store in Singapore will open on September 10th

Apple Singapore MBS
100+Engadget / 1h
Apple has some pretty stunning stores around the world, such as the one in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal and the one in Dubai with “Solar Wings” that respond to environmental conditions. Its newest location Singapore is its first ever “ floating ” store, though, and the tech giant has just announced that it’s set to open on September 10th. The floating Apple Store, its third retail location in Sin

Skin Analytics raises £4M Series A to use AI for skin cancer screening

84TechCrunch / 1h
Skin Analytics , a U.K.-based startup that has developed a skin cancer screening service that uses artificial intelligence, has raised £4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Hoxton Ventures, with participation from Nesta and Mustard Seed Ventures. Skin Analytics says it will use the injection of cash to expand its focus to the U.S. after it was awarded the “Breakthrough Device Desig

Xbox Series S price and design officially revealed, and it's the smallest Xbox ever

Microsoft Xbox Series
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We have a price and an official image of the Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series S is official, tiny and will only cost $299

Microsoft Xbox Series
200+Engadget / 1h
After a flurry of leaks , Microsoft has been forced to prematurely confirm the existence of a second next-generation console: the Xbox Series S. The company hasn’t gone into too much detail — it says that will come "soon" — but it’s already said that the slim, white console will deliver “next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever,” which is saying something when the Xbox Series X is already p

PUBG cuts publishing ties with Tencent Games in India a week after ban

65TechCrunch / 1h
PUBG said on Tuesday Chinese giant Tencent Games will no longer be the publishing partner of the popular game in India as it attempts to allay concerns of New Delhi, which banned the game and 117 other apps last week . Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, Tencent Games published and distributed PUBG Mobile games in India. “Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will take on all publishing responsibilities

Vivo V20 series could launch in India in October

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The Vivo V20 series will be launched in India in October and will be the successor to the Vivvo V19. It is also said to come with Vivo X50-like camera setup.

Redmi Smart Band with two-week battery life launched in India

Xiaomi Redmi Band India
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Continuing its foray as an affordable tech-lifestyle brand, the Redmi Smart Band has been unveiled in India at Rs 1,999.

Poco X3 could be priced around Rs. 20,000 in India; Launch teased

Poco X3 NFC Snapdragon
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The Poco X3 NFC is going to launch in India soon as hinted by Poco India's GM C Manmohan.

Sarbacane, maker of Mailify, raises $27M for marketing tools

Sarbacane Mailify 2020
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Marketing technology — and specifically tools that help companies leverage the internet to connect with customers in a way that is compliant with a new wave of data protection and privacy policies — continues to see a lot of traction with businesses and investors. In the latest development, Sarbacane , the French company that makes the Mailify SaaS-based email and text marketing platform, along w

PUBG Mobile to take extreme measures to overturn the ban in India

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PUBG Corporation will take over the publishing responsibilities of PUBG Mobile from Tencent in hopes of returning to India.

Silver Lake leads $500 million investment round in Indian online learning giant Byju’s

Byju’s Silver Lake
80TechCrunch / 3h
Byju’s has raised $500 million in a new financing round that values the Indian online learning platform at $10.8 billion, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The round was led by Menlo Park-headquartered PE firm Silver Lake, and existing investors Tiger Global, General Atlantic and Owl Ventures have also participated in it, India’s second most valuable startup Byju’s said in a stat

Cheapest NBN plans compared: the best internet deals in Australia

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We've compared the cheapest plans to get you the best value on your NBN plan.

Samsung expects its Indian online biz to zoom

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Samsung India's strategy of focusing on online retail channels seems to have paid off as its expects its online business to grow by 35% in 2020 over the last year.

Xbox Series X and S prices and release dates seemingly confirmed by new leak [Updated]

Microsoft Xbox Series
100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
UPDATE: Microsoft has tweeted a coy response to leaked pricing and release date information for Xbox's next-gen consoles.

Xbox Series S confirmed by Microsoft after next-gen Xbox price leak [Updated]

Microsoft Xbox Series
70Ars Technica / 4h
The official Microsoft reveal of Xbox Series S, posted in the wee hours of Monday morning after a Sunday evening leak. On Sunday evening, a floodgate opened about Microsoft's next-gen console launch plans. Multiple reports, along with a telling video snippet, put an exclamation point on the company's leaked aspirations to launch the "Xbox Series X" console ( announced in late 2019 ) next to a che

Xbox Series X will reportedly cost $499 and arrive November 10th

Microsoft Xbox Series
500+Engadget / 4h
Microsoft revealed last month that the Xbox Series X will arrive in November, just in time for this year’s holiday shopping season. Now, Windows Central reports a more specific release date and even a price point for the tech giant’s next-gen console: the Series X will apparently set you back $499 and will be available on November 10th. The publication’s report comes hot on the heels of a leak th

Realme 6 and Realme 6i now available at cheaper price

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The Realme 6 and Realme 6i are now available at new price. All the variants of the Realme 6 is now Rs 1,000 cheaper.

Revolut launches its financial app in Japan

Revolut Launches Japan
200+TechCrunch / 5h
Fintech startup Revolut is expanding to Japan. After testing the service with 10,000 users, anybody can now sign up and open an account. The company originally obtained its authorization to operate from Japan’s Finance Service Agency in 2018 . When you open an account, you get an electronic wallet and a Visa debit card. You can top up your account and spend money with your card, a virtual card, e

Gain access to thousands of illustrations with this lifetime subscription

36Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to ITG.digital Online Illustrations Builder Pro is on sale for £22.76 as of Sept. 8, saving you 96% on list price. Ever watched a graphic designer use Photoshop or Illustrator? It's seriously impressive and yet a great reminder that we "nondesigners" will never be worthy. But what does one do when you need an illustration for a website or campaign and don't have acc

The Microsoft Xbox Series S May Have Just Leaked—And It’ll Be Cheap

Microsoft Xbox Series
200+Gizmodo / 5h
Late Monday evening, we got our first purported look at the Xbox Series S, the long-rumored budget version of Microsoft’s upcoming next-gen Xbox Series X console, and if that $299 price is the real deal, it could just be Microsoft’s ace in the hole. Read more...

Get your history fix with this half-price streaming service

36Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: A History Hit TV subscription is on sale for £37.93 as of Sept. 8, saving you 50% on list price. Pay-as-you-go subscription services just make more sense for modern viewers, especially since you can customise your content based on what you enjoy watching. If history is your thing, prepare to go to history nerd heaven with this deal History Hit TV is offering up a three-year subscription fo

US ban on chipmaker giant SMIC could put Huawei in dire straits

US SMIC China Huawei
SlashGear / 6h
The US government has hundreds of companies on its so-called Entity List and a good number of them come from China. One of the highest-profile names on that list in recent years has been, of course, Huawei. But if you thought the US was done with China’s biggest phone and network manufacturer, it seems to be moving to squeeze out … Continue reading

This is the cheapest NVMe SSD per TB, and it's available at an unbeatable price

4 the Labor Day SSD
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Finally, the premium between NVMe and SATA has all but disappeared.

Xbox Series S leak reveals $299 price

Microsoft Xbox Series
2KEngadget / 6h
Update : The leaks were true: Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox Series S will cost $299 and deliver “next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever.” Back in mid-August, the packaging of what appeared to be a controller for the Xbox Series S was leaked online, pretty much confirming the existence of Microsoft’s long—rumored cheaper next-gen console. Now, we may already know what the device looks l

TikTok is trying to stop people from sharing a graphic video

TikTok Stop Suicide Video
62Mashable / 6h
For the sake of your mental health, please consider staying off TikTok — at least for a little while. Graphic footage of a man killing himself has been spreading on the video sharing platform since Sunday night, sometimes hidden within more innocuous videos to trick users into viewing it. Many creators are uploading TikToks to warn others about the disturbing clip, while TikTok says it's working

Vivaldi web browser lets you pause the Internet

SlashGear / 6h
There has been a significant surge in the use of and dependence on the Internet over the past months as more and more our former face-to-face interactions move online. On the one hand, that has allowed people to conveniently work from home but, on the other hand, it has also thrown some of these people’s work-life balance out the window. … Continue reading

Apple Watch Series 5 out of stock, hints imminent Apple Watch 6 launch

Apple Watch 6 iPhone
SlashGear / 7h
Apple has had a habit of taking things down before launching new things. It often takes the online Apple Store down for a while just before it makes new products available. Now it seems it is practically taking down the availability of the current-gen Apple Watch Series 5, a tactic manufacturers employ when a new model is about to launch. … Continue reading

OnePlus 8T Pro might be a no-show this year

OnePlus Pro This Year
SlashGear / 7h
It seems that this will be a year of many changes for OnePlus and not just because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has finally given what fans have been asking for in the form of a more affordable but mid-range OnePlus Nord. It is also revamping its OxygenOS user experience in a major way that seems to … Continue reading

Olympics 2021: International Olympic Committee Says the Games Will Happen ‘With or Without Covid’

Japan Covid
100+Gizmodo / 7h
The International Olympic Committee wants the world to get something clear: It is not postponing the Olympic Games again. In fact, as uneasy as that sounds at the moment given that more than 27 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, the IOC has said that the games will be held “without or without… Read more...

Minecraft PS VR is finally happening this month

Minecraft VR This Month
SlashGear / 8h
When Microsoft acquired Minecraft creators Mojang, some might have presumed the company would be restricting the highly popular game to its own platform and other “friendly” platforms. Few probably predicted that Microsoft would actually expand Minecraft’s reach not just to other platforms, including its PlayStation rival, but would also take the open-world sandbox games to places and use cases i

LG Wing leaked video shows the swiveling display in action

LG Wing Phone Video the
SlashGear / 8h
LG has all but confirmed the LG Wing, the first of its new Project Explorer line of phones focused on innovative experiences, and has all but confirmed what the phone’s main feature will be. That will be, of course, its rotating or “swivable” second screen, which is both odd but also intriguing. Like with any novel and odd design, the … Continue reading

China Launched and Landed a Secret Reusable Spacecraft While You Weren’t Looking

China Earth Chinese
200+Gizmodo / 8h
In recent days, China has quietly launched a secret reusable spacecraft, left it in orbit for two days and safely landed it back on Earth. And although the spacecraft is top secret—we’re not even privy to its design—there are some things that China apparently wants the world to know about it. Read more...

13 Goofy Star Wars Aliens Who Deserve to Be Goofy Jedi

100+Gizmodo / 9h
For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic . Then they fucked it all up. Hard. No matter which era of the Star Wars movies you’re looking at, the Jedi could badly need some new blood. Why not make it extremely new blood? There’s still a bevy of alien… Read more...

The Nintendo Switch goes on sale in Brazil on September 18th

Super Mario Nintendo
100+Engadget / 9h
Nintendo fans in Brazil won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on a Switch directly from Nintendo. On Monday, the company announced it plans to start selling the console in the South American country on September 18th. The Switch will be available in-store at Lojas Americanas and Magazine Luiza and online from those same retailers and Submarino.com.br for 2,999 Brazilian real (approxim

Can artificial intelligence create a decent dinner?

AI Wakanda
400+BBC News - Technology / 9h
By checking what's in your fridge artificial intelligence can create new recipes, but do they work?

Amazon's murky world of one-star reviews

Amazon Labor Day Today
500+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Companies are trying to manipulate online feedback - and one-star reviews have become the latest weapon.

Allegiant Air Removes ‘Disruptive’ Passenger Who Wanted Flight Attendant To Wear A Mask.

30View from the Wing / 9h
Ironically, the airline says “[t]he passenger was removed for repeatedly disrupting the pre-flight safety briefing which includes reiteration of our inflight face-covering policy.” Continue reading ...

Fall Guys will adopt Fortnite's Easy Anti-Cheat software

Fall Guys Fortnite
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Before Season 2 begins, Fall Guys will get the same anti-cheating software used in over 100 other PC titles

You Can Say "Alexa, Pay for Gas" at over 11,500 Exxon and Mobil Stations

29How-To Geek / 10h
What’s the safest way to make a payment at a gas pump? Why any no-contact solution, of course. You’ll avoid any skimmers if you don’t insert your card. Now you can take that idea even further by skipping the card altogether and pay with Alexa at over 11,500 Exxon and Mobil Stations. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

AtGames Debuts the Legend Gamer Series, the Arcade Machine for Your TV

77How-To Geek / 10h
AtGames already offers one of the most versatile full-sized retro arcade machines you can bring home. But what if you don’t have room for the full-sized Legends Ultimate? Then you may want to consider one of the Legends Gamer Series. You get most of the full-sized machines’ features in small compact forms that plug into your TV, starting at $99. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lightning vs Islanders live stream: how to watch NHL playoffs from anywhere today

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Tampa Bay and New York play out Eastern Conference Final series this week - here's how to watch a Lightning vs Islanders live stream today.

Dutch payments startup Mollie raises $106M at $1B+ valuation

Mollie Raises TCV Europe
100+TechCrunch / 11h
E-commerce has seen a huge jump in the last eight months, driven by consumers shopping more for goods online while spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, a payments startup out of Amsterdam that has itself seen a surge of growth this year as a result of that is announcing a big round of funding to help it continue expanding its products and international footprint to meet

Western Digital is trying to redefine the word “RPM”

400+Ars Technica / 11h
Redditor /u/Amaroko placed this WD Blue drive on an empty cardboard box, and held a Blue Yeti mic just above it while it powered on. Spectral analysis of the audio shows a 90Hz baseline—90 cycles (revs) per second and 60 seconds per minute works out to 5,400RPM. [credit: Amaroko ] Last week, the fine Redditors of /r/DataHoarder got upset with Western Digital again —this time, for misrepresenting

Monday's Best Deals: LG 55-inch Smart TV, NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition, Vava Dash Cam, Nesco Digital Food Dehydrator, Free Black Panther Comics, and More

36Gizmodo / 11h
A LG 55-inch Nano 8 Series 4K LED Smart TV , the NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition , a Vava 1080p dash cam , the Nesco Digital Pro Food Dehydrator and Jerky Maker , and free Black Panther digital comics lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Chaos Rising Is a Fascinating, Inscrutably Alien Look Into One of Star Wars' Most Mysterious Species

100+Gizmodo / 11h
Star Wars races, by and large, aren’t really all that alien. The ones that are tend to be there more for background flavor , because the races we do spend time with are either humans, or just human-ish enough that what little we learn about their cultures already feels familiar. But the Chiss, the people of Thrawn… Read more...

Epic owes Fortnite fans honesty in Apple feud

Epic Fortnite Apple
41SlashGear / 11h
For weeks now, two tech giants have been going head to head over what might just be the most popular game in the world. Epic and Apple have been squaring off over the iOS App Store and the fees and restrictions that Apple imposes on developers who want to distribute apps through that store, with Fortnite caught in the crossfire. … Continue reading

Yes, You Can Run Doom on an Electronic Pregnancy Test—But There's One Big Catch

Doom Pregnancy Test
1KGizmodo / 11h
The ability to run id Software’s classic first-person-shooter has practically become a rite of passage for any gadget worth its salt. And while I’d like to say we can welcome electronic pregnancy tests into the hall of unlikely Doom consoles (right alongside ATMs , Nokia phones , and pianos ) I’m afraid that, in the end,… Read more...

The Scariest Holiday Based on Its Number of Horror Movies

100+Gizmodo / 12h
Everyone loves a holiday , whether its celebratory activities involve opening gifts, popping off fireworks, or just getting together with family to fight about politics. However, they’re not always a good time. Holidays can be horrifying , but which one is the scariest? That’s what we’re here to find out. Read more...

Researchers created a Game Boy that doesn't need batteries

200+Engadget / 12h
The original Game Boy was no slouch when it came to battery life. With four simple AA batteries, you could play games like Tetris and Super Mario Land for about 10 to 15 hours. That was something that made the Game Boy so much more appealing than its contemporaries. But as it turns out, it's possible to improve even on a classic. A team of researchers made up of computer scientists from Northwest

Hilarious video shows reporter getting surprised by a sprinkler

100+Mashable / 12h
Sometimes you just need to sit back, relax, and watch a hilarious news blooper. If you're searching for the perfect clip to laugh at on a loop, we've got you covered. This 11-second video of Global News New Brunswick's Shelley Steeves reporting on crops thriving in fields with proper irrigation is just what you need. The clip shows Steeves reporting from a field, blissfully unaware that the sprin

Passenger Airdrops Porn, Delaying Flight To Phoenix

100+View from the Wing / 12h
On this delayed flight to Phoenix someone was airdropping porn from their iPhone. A flight attendant made an announcement telling parents to make sure kids with iphones have their bluetooth turned off, and that their setting won't allow receiving files from people not on their contact list. Airlines have delay codes for weather, mechanical, crew availability and a host of other reasons. This may

Today's best Labor day smartphone deals could save you up to $850 on a new flagship

Samsung $6.6B Verizon
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You'll have to hurry to catch a fantastic Labor Day smartphone deal on a OnePlus, Apple, or Samsung device - they end today.

The Station: Yandex spins out self-driving biz, Ike takes the SaaS road and a solid-state battery startup strikes SPAC

100+TechCrunch / 12h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. As summer comes to an end, deals have lagged a skosh ahead of what promises to be a busy fall

Minecraft Creeper Crunch Cereal review – Gaming for breakfast

24SlashGear / 12h
How often does something get so big that it gets its own cereal? I guess the answer to that question is probably “a lot,” but I have to admit that I don’t know because I’m not really in the habit of following cereals based on pop culture phenomena. I remember Overwatch getting some kind of cereal. I’m sure there was … Continue reading