Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Netflix is raising the price of standard and premium plans in the US

2KEngadget / 5h
Netflix is raising the prices of its standard and premium plans. Its standard plan, previously $13 a month, is now $14, while the premium plan has been raised from $16 to $18 a month. The price of the basic service is unchanged at $9 a month. For existing subscribers, the new pricing will kick in over the next two months, according to CNBC , and Netflix will alert users to the changes 30 days ahe

Celebrate Grand Admiral Thrawn's 30th Birthday Next Year With New Books, Fancy Books, and Old Books (on T-Shirts!)

3KGizmodo / 7h
In 1991, the Star Wars universe changed forever. After a few years of quiet, the Expanded Universe exploded in scope and reach, kicking off with a series of novels from Timothy Zahn that brought us the story of what happened after Return of the Jedi . With it came the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn and 30 years later,… Read more...

Chevrolet readies an electric crate motor for homebuilt EV hotrods

Chevrolet Blazer GM
3KArs Technica / 12h
This is the Chevrolet Blazer-E. The car company created this electric restomod out of a 1977 K5 Blazer SUV. [credit: Chevrolet ] I don't know about you, but I am totally here for the growing trend of putting electric propulsion in classic cars. Much of the pioneering work has been done by small aftermarket shops: Zelectric and EV West in California, Electric Classic Cars in the UK, and so on. But


WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day

60TechCrunch / 15min
WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the company’s quarterly earnings call Thursday. For some perspective, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp on last New Year’s Eve. That is the day when WhatsApp tops its engagement figures, and as many of you may remembe

Getting too many texts? Blame the election

44BBC News - Technology / 20min
Every election campaign uses more sophisticated tech, but the text message still cuts through.

PORTL Hologram raises $3M to put a hologram machine in every home

100TechCrunch / 26min
What does a hologram-obsessed entrepreneur do for a second act after setting up a virtual Ronald Reagan in the Reagan Memorial Library, or beaming Jimmy Kimmel all the way from Hollywood to the Country Music Awards in Nashville? If that entrepreneur is David Nussbaum, the founder of PORTL Hologram , the next logical step is to build a machine that can bring the joy of hologram-based communication

Apple One subscription bundle arrives Friday: What you should know

Apple One Tomorrow
SlashGear / 37min
The Apple One subscription bundle announced last month will be arriving tomorrow, Apple revealed amid its quarterly revenue announcement today. This bundle, as its name suggests, is essentially an all-in-one subscription that allows Apple users to pay a single rate for access to multiple subscriptions, including Apple Music, Arcade, TV+, and more. The Apple One subscription bundle offers subscrib

Keep Your Home-Built PC Alive With the Best Power Supplies

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
36Lifehacker / 48min
When you’re building a PC, you probably get really excited about the CPU, graphics card, and maybe the case—but the power supply is the least sexy part of any build. It is, however, one of the most important—so it requires just as much deliberation as your other components. Read more...

Get A Free 3-Month Extension Of CLEAR (Even If You Already Got A 3-Month Extension)

View from the Wing / 59min
Early in the pandemic I did a bit of cleanup of my recurring subscriptions. I cancelled my Gogo monthly internet service, saving $49.95 a month. And I asked CLEAR for an extension. They pushed my membership renewal date out three months. Well, I asked CLEAR for another three month extension. Continue reading ...

When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

30Gizmodo / 59min
The holidays are looking a little less Linus this year for Peanuts fans hoping to catch Charlie Brown specials on network television, as has been tradition for decades. Read more...

Honeywell reveals next-gen quantum computer

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Honeywell's System Model H1 quantum computer offers 10 fully connected qubits and a quantum volume of 128.

Amazon's Chinese rival has introduced a mind-blowing video feature

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Merchants selling through AliExpress can now use a real-time translation service to reach international customers with their livestreams.

Tesla has increased the price of its ‘Full Self-Driving’ option to $10,000

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Tesla has made good on founder and CEO Elon Musk’s promise to boost the price of its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software upgrade option, increasing it to $10,000 following the start of the staged rollout of a beta version of the software update last week. This boosts the price of the package $2,000 from its price before today, and it has steadily increased since last May . The FSD option has been

Apple AirPods with a wireless charging case hit a new low price of $108

49Engadget / 1h
Apple m ay have new versions of its iconic earbuds in the works , but if you’d like to get a pair now complete with their wireless charging case, Walmart’s online offer features the lowest price we’ve seen. They’re on sale for $108 , and according to the website, will restock at 7:15 PM ET. Even on sale, this bundle had only previously dropped to $140, so this may be your time to buy. Buy Apple A

YouTube guided meditation video views skyrocket during pandemic

60Mashable / 1h
We're all trying to cope with this year . During Google parent company Alphabet's earnings call Thursday , CEO Sundar Pichai noted that YouTube views for guided meditation videos went up 40 percent on the streaming platform since mid-March. We all know what triggered that . As social distancing and new work-from-home routines settled into place throughout the U.S. this year, many apparently turne

NASA says OSIRIS-REx Bennu sample collection effort is finally over

SlashGear / 1h
After a few days of effort, NASA has confirmed that its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has secured its Bennu asteroid sample payload, meaning that scientists will eventually get their hands on a pure few ounces of asteroid regolith. The news follows NASA’s statement that though the Bennu touchdown and sampling event had been a success, some of the sampled material was leaking … Continue reading

Amazon warns holiday shoppers to 'order early this year'

Amazon 2020 This Year
28Mashable / 1h
Amazon has been raking in the dough during the pandemic (with sales surpassing $96 billion in Q3 this year), but that doesn't mean its holiday shopping season will be smooth sailing for customers. During its Q3 2020 earnings call Thursday with investors, an Amazon spokesperson dropped the hot tip that holiday shoppers should "order early this year." Gulp! The advice came in response to a question

Disney Made a Skinless Robot That Can Realistically Stare Directly Into Your Soul

27Gizmodo / 1h
One of the obvious giveaways that you’re interacting with a robot is their blank dead-eyed stare. The eyes don’t connect with yours the way they would if they were, you know, human. A research team at Disney is trying to fix that using subtle head motions and eye movements that make the robot seem more lifelike … Read more...

Facebook admits its pandemic-juiced user growth is coming to an end

68Mashable / 1h
One society's suffering can only be a company's growth opportunity for so long. Facebook released its third quarter earnings report Thursday, letting investors around the world know that not even the coronavirus can slow its inexorable march toward riches — it clocked in a cool $21 billion in revenue this quarter alone. There was one bit of interesting news, however, buried within: Facebook's num

A wave of ransomware hits US hospitals as coronavirus spikes

FBI Ryuk US Hospitals
100+MIT Technology Review / 1h
American hospitals are being targeted in a wave of ransomware attacks as covid-19 infections in the US break records and push the country’s health infrastructure to the limit. As reports emerge of attacks that interrupted health care in at least six US hospitals, experts and government officials say they expect the impact to worsen—and warn that the attacks could potentially threaten patients’ li

Polestar recalls its newest EV for the second time this month

88TechCrunch / 1h
Polestar, the electric vehicle brand that was spun out of Volvo Car Group, has issued another recall for its newest electric vehicle. The company is voluntarily recalling nearly 4,600 vehicles over what has been described as faulty inverters, Reuters reported . Polestar said in a statement that all affected customers will be notified, beginning November 2. “The recall involves the replacement of

This rugged tablet comes with an extraordinary feature no other laptop offers

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
New Getac rugged tablet does away with dongles for transmitting data at light speed.

Keep Your Home-Built PC Alive With the Best Power Supplies

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
36Gizmodo / 1h
When you’re building a PC, you probably get really excited about the CPU, graphics card, and maybe the case—but the power supply is the least sexy part of any build. It is, however, one of the most important—so it requires just as much deliberation as your other components. Read more...

NASA confirms OSIRIS-REx has secured its asteroid sample

57Engadget / 2h
After a process that took a couple of days , the OSIRIS-REx mission has stowed away the sample of regolith that it snatched from an asteroid last week . Shortly after ,the team discovered that small particles appeared to be leaking from the collector head, and adjusted their plans to stow the sample within the spacecraft ahead of schedule. Now they’ve confirmed that the Sample Return Capsule is s

Big Tech Continues Its Surge Ahead of the Rest of the Economy

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet reported the latest in a string of enormous quarterly profits on Thursday.

Falcons vs Panthers live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Here's how to get a Falcons vs Panthers live stream and watch the NFL online as Thursday Night Football gets Gameweek 8 under way today.

Fortnite C2 Season 4 leak teases game’s biggest event ever

Zoom Exxon Fortnite
SlashGear / 2h
A new leak claims that Fortnite players will experience the game’s biggest event ever in December, one so monumental that it will change the game as players know it. This is a big claim, particularly in light of the fact that Epic recently did away with its battle royale island and replaced it with an entirely new one, something that … Continue reading

Corsair acquires EpocCam, a webcam app for iPhone

Corsair Elgato EpocCam
80TechCrunch / 2h
Corsair Gaming today announced that it has acquired EpocCam, the software developer behind the iOS software of the same name. It’s easy to see why the gaming company would be interested in such an acquisition in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to a worldwide spike in remote working — and, as a result, more people are teleconferencing than ever. The EpocCam app is designed specifically to tur

Daily Crunch: Google had a good quarter

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Google releases its latest earnings report, Spotify is getting ready to raise prices and Excel gets friendlier to custom data types. This is your Daily Crunch for October 29, 2020. The big story: Google had a good quarter Google’s parent company Alphabet released its third-quarter earnings report this afternoon, coming in well ahead of Wall Street expectations thanks in large part to YouTube, whi

There’s no place like the perfectly sized home for the mighty mantis shrimp

46Ars Technica / 2h
"Nice burrow you have there. I want it." Patrick Green of the University of Exeter filmed this fight between mantis shrimp. (video link) Size matters to the small-but-mighty mantis shrimp, which show a marked preference for burrows in coral rubble with volumes that closely match their own body size or are just a bit larger—in other words, large enough to accommodate their body, but small enough t

In Embryos, Crispr Can Cut Out Whole Chromosomes—That's Bad

100+Wired / 2h
The DNA-cutting tool has been hailed as a way to fix genetic glitches. But a new study suggests it can remove more than scientists bargained for.

The Rock's latest headphones are earbuds with bold battery claims

43Engadget / 2h
Gyms might be closed in some parts of the US and across the globe, but that’s not stopping Under Armour and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson from releasing a new pair of true wireless earbuds. The UA Project Rock True Wireless X - Engineered by JBL (that’s a mouthful of a name, we know) build on The Rock-branded in-ear headphones JBL and Under Armour released last year . At $199.95, they’re the same pri

Apple earnings show strong iPad and Mac sales can’t make up for the iPhone

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
92Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Apple announced its fourth-quarter earnings today after the bell, and it was something of a strange quarter because, unlike some previous years (including last year), this quarter's numbers did not include an iPhone launch. The iPhone 12's various models ship in October and November instead of September this yea

Apple One subscription bundles get a release date

Apple One Tomorrow
84Mashable / 2h
Apple is releasing its all-in-one subscription service, Apple One , on Friday. The company announced the launch date during its earnings call with investors on Thursday night. Apple One was revealed at the company’s September event . Customers can choose from several subscription bundles: Individual: $14.95/month, includes Apple Music, TV+, Arcade, 50 GB of iCloud storage Family: $19.95/month for

Ancient skull a new window on human migrations, Denisovan meetings

40Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / These excavations identified Denisovan DNA within the sediment. (credit: Dongju Zhang, Dongju Zhang, Lanzhou University) The Denisovans occupy a very weird place in humanity's history. Like the Neanderthals, they are an early branch off the lineage that produced modern humans and later intermingled with modern humans. But we'd known of Neanderthals for roughly 150 years before we got an

Sorry, Netflix Users, Subscriptions Are Getting Another Price Hike

Netflix Prices Two
Gizmodo / 2h
If it wasn’t enough that Netflix continues to push the eject button on a number of beloved and by all accounts popular series on its platform, the service is now raising its monthly subscription costs in the U.S. Read more...

Runners rejoice: the Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds are $50 cheaper ahead of Black Friday

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Best Buy has slashed the price of the Jabra Elite 75t true wireless earbuds in early Black Friday deal.

5 tweets that highlight actions you can take on Latina Equal Pay Day

20Mashable / 3h
Latina Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the year Latina women have to work in order to earn what white, non-Latino men made in 2019, falls on Oct. 29 this year. Using the #LatinaEqualPay and #Trabajadoras hashtags, Twitter users highlighted the need for government protection to address the disparate wages. According to LeanIn.org , Latina women make 55 cents for every dollar made by a whit

Three new Mac devices leaked in code

20SlashGear / 3h
Apple’s macOS Big Sur beta code revealed three new Mac devices that’ll likely be released soon. This may be the first in-code confirmation from Apple of the first Apple Silicon Mac devices. The code appeared in the macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta 1 that appeared for developers this week. The files that’ve tipped the imminent reveal of new Mac computers … Continue reading

PUBG Mobile to terminate access for users in India on October 30 following ban order

100+TechCrunch / 3h
PUBG Mobile, the sleeper hit mobile game, will terminate all service and access for users in India on October 30, two months after New Delhi banned the game in the world’s second largest internet market over cybersecurity concerns. India on September 2 banned PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG Mobile Lite, along with more than 100 apps with links to China. The ban came after India banned TikT

Apple One services subscription bundles start launching tomorrow

Apple One Tomorrow
100+TechCrunch / 3h
Apple is launching its Apple One services bundle tomorrow, though the company’s workout service Fitness+ isn’t quite ready yet. On an earnings call today, CEO Tim Cook revealed tomorrow’s rollout and called the service the “easiest way for users to enjoy Apple services.” In a conversation with Bloomberg , Apple CFO Luca Maestri revealed the launch timing for Fitness+ as well. The company also det

The brand new Amtrak Acela fleet is coming; Here’s a look inside the new trains

42The Points Guy / 3h
Amtrak is showing off the interiors of its brand-new Acela train cars that will begin service next year. The cars should make the whole riding experience better from a customer’s point of view. TPG got a first look at mock-ups of the new trains last summer, but now we’re getting pictures and video of some of the actual cars that will go into service. For more TPG news delivered each morning to yo

Save $400 on the Motorola Razr 5G and other Moto phones with these early Black Friday deals

Amazon Motorola Razr
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
These early Black Friday deals drop prices on Motorola's 2020 lineup, from the Motorola Razr and Motorola Edge to the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Fast budget phones.

Netflix is raising prices on most of its plans in the US

Netflix Prices Two
100+TechCrunch / 3h
Time for another Netflix price hike! About a year and a half after the last price increase , Netflix is bumping up the cost for most of its monthly plans in the U.S. by one to two dollars. Here’s how the changes break down: The “Premium” plan (4k and 4 simultaneous streams) will go from $15.99 a month to $17.99. The “Standard” plan (1080p and 2 simultaneous streams) will go from $12.99 a month to

Apple reveals record Q4 2020 revenue despite pandemic

SlashGear / 3h
Apple has announced another quarterly earnings record, stating that it raked in $64.7 billion in revenue during the fiscal quarter that ended on September 26, 2020. The record quarter was achieved despite the pandemic, which has resulted in widespread unemployment, concerns about long-term economic depression, and a general decrease in consumer spending. Many people are working from home as a … C

Twitter user growth stalled after big gains earlier this year

Twitter US Dorsey Hunter
51Engadget / 3h
Last quarter, Twitter rode the wave of bored people stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic to a big increase in “monetizable daily active users” (or mDAU). That wasn’t the case from July through September, the company announced today in its Q3 2020 earnings report — average mDAU for the quarter increased to 187 million, up from the 185 million reported last quarter. Still, the overall trend

Read a Halloween-Themed Fantasy Novel That Perfectly Captures the Horrors of 2020

32Lifehacker / 3h
I love reading, but I love telling people what to read almost as much. For five years, it was basically my job . And because reading the right book at the right time—to suit a mood, answer a question, or satisfy a craving—is definitely a hack, I want to keep doing it. If you’re looking for just the right book to read, … Read more...

Apple Earnings FY20 Q4: iPhone sales fall, just like last year

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
SlashGear / 3h
Today we’re taking a peek at Apple’s latest earnings report with a breakdown of net sales by each device category. Apple continued to report net sales in five categories, including iPhone, Mac, iPad, Services, and a category that combined Wearables, Home, and Accessories. Each category rose this quarter in both 3-month and 12-month comparisons year-over-year except the most massive of … Continue

Federal Air Marshals Spread Virus, Ordered To Fly While Awaiting Covid-19 Test Results

View from the Wing / 3h
There have been thousands of cases of air marshal misconduct, and nothing has been done. Now air marshals are literally making travel less safe. Continue reading ...

Apple One subscription bundle launches on October 30th

Apple One Tomorrow 30
74Engadget / 3h
Apple officially revealed its “Apple One” subscription bundle back at the Watch event in September. Today, during the company’s quarterly earnings announcements , Apple revealed to Bloomberg that the services package will launch tomorrow — Friday, October 30th. The Individual plan offers a combo of Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+ and iCloud (50GB) for $14.95 (£14.95) a month. A Family plan i

Can You Pay Your Student Loans With a Credit Card?

40Lifehacker / 3h
The pandemic has people exploring debt payment options they haven’t considered before—like paying off their student loans with a credit card. Is it possible? Yes, but it’s generally not a good idea. Read more...

Google wants to help keep your cloud storage costs in check

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Google has added two new OLM rules to its cloud storage service to help reduce organizations' cloud spend.

Save $100 on the Bose QuietComfort 35 II in this fantastic early Black Friday deal

Black Friday Best Buy
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II noise-cancelling headphones have plummeted to $199 in Best Buy's early Black Friday sales.

Twitter revenue rises 14%, but user growth fails to impress

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Twitter continued to see its total traffic rise in the third quarter, thanks to that trifecta of returning sports, the presidential campaign and the COVID-19 pandemic. But there wasn’t nearly enough growth to appease Wall Street. Twitter beat out analyst expectations on revenue and net income; however, Wall Street was stuck on Twitter’s user figures, which showed minimal growth and sent shares lo

Historic SpaceX Astronaut Launch Delayed Due to “Nail Polish” Hiccup

99Futurism / 3h
“Nail Polish” On Tuesday, SpaceX and NASA announced they had to delay the first-ever operational “crew shift” launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft from October 31 to November 14 — the latest in a long line of prior delays. This time, Teslarati reports , it was due to a hardware issue: a tiny layer of protective lacquer, likened to “nail polish” by SpaceX’s VC of build and flight reliability

Apple's Macs, iPads and services offset weak quarterly iPhone sales

43Engadget / 3h
Apple just released its Q4 2020 earnings , and as usual, the numbers for July through September illustrate the company in a sort of transitional part of the year. Since this is 2020, though, hardly anything could be described as business as usual, which makes this release especially interesting. Let’s start with the top-line stuff: the company reported $64.7 billion in revenue this quarter, up sl

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands gets an actually real release date this time

Warcraft Shadowlands
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Blizzard announced a new release date for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the highly-anticipated eighth expansion to the long-running MMORPG.

Facebook is losing users in the US and Canada

100+Engadget / 3h
The surge in growth Facebook saw at the start of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be slowing down. User growth in the United States in Canada — the company’s most lucrative ad market — has declined, Facebook reported as part of its third-quarter earnings . The company now has 196 million users in North America, down slightly from 198 million last quarter. In a statement, the company said the d

While we were staying home, Amazon amassed $96.1 billion in sales

300+Engadget / 3h
The coronavirus has been very good for Amazon’s bottom line. The company announced massive sales gains — $96.1 billion compared to $70.0 billion in third quarter 2019 — during the third quarter, fueled in large part to changes in shopping habits and a further embrace of online retail as people sheltered in place. To date, Amazon’s stock has surged 76 percent in 2020 versus the S&P’s average gains

Mandalorian Season 2 release time and dates you need to know

Mandalorian 2 Disney Plus
SlashGear / 3h
The Mandalorian Season 2 premieres October 30, 2020, the day before Halloween. As it was with the first season of this Star Wars show, so too shall it be here – one episode at a time. If you’re the sort of television show consumer that enjoys watching an entire season in one sitting, you might just have to be the … Continue reading

Netflix Just Increased The Price For Its Two Most Expensive Plans

Netflix Prices Two
38How-To Geek / 3h
sitthiphong/shutterstockEffective today, Netflix’s two most expensive plans are getting a price hike. The most popular “Standard” plan moves from $13 a month to $14 a month. And the “Premium Ultra HD” plan jumped from $16 to $18. Existing subscribers get a short reprieve as the pricing rolls out to the next bill cycle. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You’ll Soon Gain Access to a VPN if You Pay for 2 TB or More for Google One

VPN Google One 2 TB
20How-To Geek / 3h
If you are currently paying for the 2 TB plan on Google One, you’ll soon get a bonus new feature without a price hike. Google is announcing a new VPN by Google One service that will come included with your plan. The 2 TB plan is $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Elgato's EpocCam Acquisition Lets You Use Your Smartphone as Your Webcam

How-To Geek / 3h
Elgato, a Corsair brand known for its content creation equipment, recently acquired smartphone video app EpocCam. The app lets you turn your iPhone or iPad into a wireless high-definition webcam for your macOS or Windows computer. It works seamlessly with popular apps like Google Meet, Skype, OBS Studio, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom for streaming, chatting, and recording. Read This Article on Review

Google Play Store Testing Ability to Compare Apps Directly

21How-To Geek / 3h
The Google Play Store is testing a feature that lets you directly compare multiple apps. It’s not widely available yet and currently only works with a select number of media player apps. But early testing looks promising. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Anker's New 'Solar' Line of Projectors are Powered by Android TV

20How-To Geek / 3h
Anker has been creating projectors powered by Android TV for years, and its two latest projectors—the Anker Nebula Series—are also powered by the Google platform. Both projectors launched this week in the United States and are now available to purchase on Amazon. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Android 11 Arrives on Raspberry Pi 4 via OmniROM (With a Few Quirks)

39How-To Geek / 3h
Just weeks after the public launch of Android 11, the flashy mobile OS is running on Raspberry Pi 4 in the form of OmniROM. It’s an impressive port, designed by maxwen of XDA-Developers and available for download today. And to our surprise, the OmniROM port works surprisingly well and has just a handful of broken features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Under Armor Tag Team to Create True Wireless Earbuds

24How-To Geek / 3h
Not long ago, Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) and Under Armor partnered together to release a fashionable line of exercise gear dubbed Project Rock. And every good workout needs good music to motivate you, so it’s only natural that the partnership is back with a pair of wireless earbuds. And this time, JBL stepped into help too. Dubbed Project Rock True Wireless X, the $200 earbuds are up for sale

Ad revenues and e-commerce boom boost Facebook earnings but US users down from COVID surge

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Facebook reported its Q3 earnings today, including revenues of $21.5 billion, and net income of $7.8 billion. The company earned $2.71 in per-share profit during the three-month period. Analysts had expected Facebook, the social giant, to earn a much-smaller $1.91 per-share off smaller revenues of $19.82 billion. The company also reported an average of 1.82 billion daily active users in September

Why Apple’s Q4 earnings look different this year

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
96TechCrunch / 3h
On Thursday, Apple delivered a Q4 earnings beat but the stock slid anyway as wary investors saw worse than expected iPhone revenues. At the time of writing, stock was down around 5% in after-hours trading. It was a mild beat, with Apple posting $64.7 billion compared to the $63.7 billion Wall Street was expecting and $0.73 earnings per share versus an estimated $0.70. While Apple showcased all-ti

School tours turn virtual ahead of application deadline

200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
With the pandemic limiting open days, schools are turning to promotional videos to attract students.

Netflix price change incoming for standard and premium plans

Netflix Prices Two
21SlashGear / 4h
Following the retirement of free trials here in the US, Netflix has revealed that it will soon be hiking its prices. The good news is that not everyone will see their monthly price go up, as Netflix’s basic subscription will remain the same price. The bad news is that the other two plans are seeing their prices go up, which … Continue reading

Alphabet's revenue recovers despite looming antitrust lawsuit

YouTube Alphabet Google
42Engadget / 4h
Just like that, another quarter has come and gone. Since its last earnings report was released in July , Google’s parent company Alphabet has grown its revenue to $46.2 billion in the third quarter this year. That’s not only better than last quarter’s $38.3 billion but also beats last year’s $40.5 billion for the same period. Alphabet’s net income of $11.2 billion this quarter is a significant im

Amazon crushes Q3 expectations even without Prime Day bump

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Amazon has continued to reap the rewards of a society increasingly dependent on ecommerce — a trend further fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company crushed analyst expectations Thursday, reporting net income of $6.3 billion in the third quarter, or $12.37 per diluted share, compared with $2.1 billion in net income, or $4.23 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. The company brought

Fitness tracker data may predict COVID-19 better than symptoms alone

SlashGear / 4h
When it comes to potential COVID-19 cases, doctors generally ask whether the patient was in contact with someone known to have the disease, what symptoms they’re experiencing, and — when possible — they collect a nasal swab to test for the virus. Unfortunately, many people still struggle to get access to testing, which leaves doctors to evaluate potential cases based … Continue reading

Comcast says Peacock has nearly 22M sign-ups

74TechCrunch / 4h
Comcast’s latest earnings report includes some official user numbers for Peacock, the new streaming service from Comcast-owned NBCUniversal. Specifically, Comcast says that Peacock has received nearly 22 million sign-ups since it launched in July , and that it’s “exceeding our expectations on all engagement metrics in only a few months.” What’s not clear, however, is how many of those sign-ups co

You just got an iPhone 12. Do you need to pay more for a 5G plan?

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The 10 Best Deals of October 29, 2020

VPN Google One 2 NordVPN
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The 11 best Black Friday deals at Best Buy: TVs, Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and more

Best Buy Black Friday
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The Best Buy Black Friday sale has arrived, and we've rounded up the best deals on TVs, laptops, headphones, and more.

Strong YouTube ad growth powers Alphabet to better-than-expected Q3

YouTube Alphabet Google
96TechCrunch / 4h
Today after the bell, Alphabet announced its Q3 performance. The Google parent company generated revenues of $46.2 billion and per-share profit of $16.40 off the back of net income of $11.2 billion. Analysts had expected Alphabet to earn $11.21 per share, from revenues of $42.88 billion according to Yahoo Finance; other estimates were larger, targeting $11.37 in per-share income off revenue of $4

Google tests a helpful app comparison feature on Google Play

Google the Play Store
95TechCrunch / 4h
Google is testing a new feature that could improve discovery for Android apps on Google Play. The company confirmed it’s experimenting with a “Compare Apps” option that would allow Google Play users to quickly and more easily understand the slight differences between otherwise similar apps by comparing specific features and metrics — like star ratings or total downloads, for example. The feature

Precursor Ventures promotes Sydney Thomas, its first hire, to principal

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In 2019, only one Black woman was named partner in venture capital, according to All Raise , a nonprofit focused on accelerating female founders and investors. The data has shown, shows, and will continue to show how the tech industry fails to invest in underrepresented women of color. Thus, hiring the next generation of founders and decision-makers is key (and promoting them is, too). Sydney Tho

The 10 Best Deals of October 29, 2020

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Sports service DAZN expands to 200 countries on December 1st

48Engadget / 4h
Since launching in 2016, sports streaming service DAZN has made its way to the US, Brazil, Canada, Japan and a handful of European countries. On December 1st, the company plans to complete its largest expansion to date by opening up access to its platform in more than 200 countries across the globe. In most of the new markets where sports fans will have the chance to subscribe to DAZN, the compan

Scientists found an Earth-sized ‘rogue’ planet in the Milky Way

200+Engadget / 4h
Scientists have discovered what they say could be the smallest free-floating planet ever detected. The planet was discovered by University of Warsaw researchers in the middle of the Milky Way, and is estimated to be between the size of Earth and Mars. Free-floating or “rogue” planets don’t orbit stars, and are notoriously difficult to detect. The researchers used a technique called “microlensing,

Rising COVID cases threaten budding restart of cruising in Europe

100+The Points Guy / 4h
The budding comeback of cruising that began in Europe over the summer may have hit a high-water mark for now. New lockdown measures in Germany and France this week in the wake of soaring COVID-19 cases have forced at least a half-dozen ocean and river cruise lines to cancel sailings across the continent since Wednesday. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s new cruise newslett

No, Airline Pilots Don’t (And Shouldn’t) Have Unlimited Power…

24One Mile at a Time / 4h
“The captain is the judge and the jury.” “Right, wrong, or indifferent, what they say and demand is to be followed.” “It’s the captain’s plane.” “The captain is NOT required to explain the rules.” “Like the captain of a ship, the buck stops there.” These are some comments that were left by different people on a recent post, and I wanted to address them. I have a ton of respect for airline pilots

How to Tell Which Fitness Influencers Are Worth Trusting

32Lifehacker / 4h
Fitness Instagram, like every other place or population on earth, contains multitudes. There are athletes working their butts off, coaches promoting their business, models making a living. Not all of these people are legitimate fitness professionals, so if you look to Insta or YouTube for workout advice you need to… Read more...

Virgin Hyperloop Wonders: What Does 600 MPH Travel Do to the Brain?

1KFuturism / 4h
Nyoom! Virgin Hyperloop, the transportation company owned by business magnate Richard Branson, has ambitious plans to build a vacuum tube transportation system that travels over 600 miles per hour. But before it does so, the company has made the reasonable decision to figure out what traveling that quickly might to do the brain. To wit, scientists at West Virginia’s Rockefeller Neurosciences Inst

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands gets November release date following delay

Warcraft Shadowlands
SlashGear / 4h
As we opened October, Blizzard announced that it was delaying Shadowlands, the upcoming 8th expansion for World of Warcraft. Originally slated for October 27th, Blizzard at the time announced that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands would now be arriving at some point later in 2020 without giving us a precise release date. Today we finally got that new release date, with … Continue reading

Netflix just jacked up its prices again

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44Mashable / 4h
If you thought you already paid too much for Netflix, think again. The brand perhaps most synonymous with on-demand streaming quietly hiked its pricing this week. The standard Netflix plan is now $14 per month, a $1 monthly jump from before. On top of that, the premium plan is now worth $18 monthly, which is a $2 increase from before. Going from standard to premium unlocks 4K streaming and allows

Google brings Halloween to life using augmented reality

100+TechCrunch / 4h
There’s an AR ghost on Google Search. There’s a dancing skeleton, set of creepy jack-o’-lanterns, and costumed cats and dogs, too. Ahead of Halloween weekend in the U.S., Google has launched a set of fun, augmented reality-powered features on Google Search which appear as an option when you search for specific Halloween terms using a mobile device. For example, if you search for the word “Hallowe

In the ‘buy now, pay later’ wars, PayPal is primed for dominance

74TechCrunch / 4h
Stephen Milbank Contributor Stephen Milbank is the co-founder and Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Button, a mobile commerce technology company that is powering a commerce-driven internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has already dramatically reshaped how Americans shop, with e-commerce expected to grow 20% in 2020 as a greater proportion of users shift from in-store to online. Due to this trans

Spell Is a Gorgeous B Horror Movie With Messy Ideas About Class and Power

26Gizmodo / 4h
Paramount Pictures’ Spell — from director Mark Tonderai—is a film that sets out to exist in a number of emotional spaces while terrifying you with a story about how simultaneously horrific and freeing homecomings can be. While the film doesn’t quite accomplish all of its goals, it does manage—perhaps accidentally—to be… Read more...

Hackers are on the hunt for Oracle servers vulnerable to potent exploit

95Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Victorgrigas ) Hackers are scanning the Internet for machines that have yet to patch a recently disclosed flaw that force Oracle’s WebLogic server to execute malicious code, a researcher warned Wednesday night. Johannes Ullrich, dean of research at the SANS Technology Institute, said his organization’s honeypots had detected Internetwide scans that probe for vulnerable servers. C

How to Hide Porn on Your Windows PC

48Lifehacker / 4h
This article is about how to hide porn on your computer. The delicate souls among you can replace the word “porn” with “important files” and the same basic methods still apply. For everyone else, real talk: It’s not very difficult to hide porn files on your PC, with the caveat that you’ll never be able to keep them… Read more...

Every Polestar 2 is being recalled over a power-killing software glitch

98Engadget / 4h
The Polestar 2 is experiencing its first round of growing pains. On Thursday, the Volvo-Geely subsidiary announced that was recalling its recently released EV sport coupe fleet to correct a pair of potential safety issues. The first issue involves a software glitch that can cause the vehicle to suddenly lose power while driving, though to date, no one has been injured when the glitches have occur

Far Cry 6 release date moved with Rainbow Six Quarantine

Ubisoft Far Cry 6 2021
SlashGear / 5h
Today the folks at Ubisoft reported a pair of significant game delays. Before today, Far Cry 6 was aimed at a release of February 2021, while Rainbow Six Quarantine was previously postponed more than once – at one point headed for the first quarter of 2020, then the second half of the year (2020). Because of the global pandemic through … Continue reading

ExpressVPN teams up with Yale researcher to kickstart new digital security initiative

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ExpressVPN's Digital Security Lab will produce original research on digital privacy, cybersecurity and access to knowledge.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is cheaper than ever in Amazon's early Black Friday deals

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 hits its lowest price ever in Amazon's early Black Friday deals.

Apple AirPods will hit their lowest-ever price tonight in early Black Friday deal

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Snag this early Black Friday deal at Walmart while you can! The Wireless-charging AirPods are on sale for just $108 starting tonight in select states.

A Black Biologist Pioneered Animal Intelligence Research, but His Work Was Buried

200+Gizmodo / 5h
Black biologist Charles Henry Turner was doing groundbreaking research into animal cognition at the turn of the 20th century, yet his ideas never gained traction on account of racism and his seemingly radical viewpoint. Many concepts proposed by Turner are now accepted science, and a group of researchers to say it’s… Read more...

Ransomware Hits Dozens of Hospitals in an Unprecedented Wave

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200+Wired / 5h
As Covid-19 infections spike in many parts of the US, malware gangs are wreaking havoc on the health care system.

How to Legally Record Calls With Android 11's Screen Recorder

36Lifehacker / 5h
Google’s call recording feature is a helpful perk for Android users, but it’s only available on some devices. There are third-party apps that can do the same thing, but many of them require root access to your phone. Luckily, if your phone runs Android 11, the OS’s built-in screen recorder can record phone calls with … Read more...

In a New Movie, COVID Mutates and America Is Still Locked Down in 2024

3KFuturism / 5h
We just got our first look at an upcoming COVID movie called “Songbird,” produced by the one and only Michael Bay — and it’s a doozy. Get ready. The #SongbirdMovie trailer premieres tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/bvl67bynug — Songbird (@Songbird) October 28, 2020 The film examines the current disaster that is 2020, and contemplates what it would be like to live under quarantine for another few years —

Some Google One plans now come with a complimentary VPN

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81Engadget / 5h
If you’re a Google One subscriber, there’s a new reason to consider the service’s $10 per month 2TB plan. Google is adding built-in virtual private network (VPN) functionality to the Google One app, but you’ll need to subscribe to the 2TB and above plans to access the perk. While the feature is built into Google One, the company says you can take advantage of it while using any other app on your

NASA offers public $25K for ideas on how to unload lunar landers

SlashGear / 5h
NASA has launched another challenge targeted at the public, this one seeking concepts for unloading payloads from lunar landers. The winning concept(s) may be put to use under NASA’s Artemis mission, which aims to return humans to the Moon amid a number of other missions. Among other things, NASA wants to create a ‘base camp’ on the Moon that will … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live drop to lowest price yet in early Black Friday deals

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Samsung Galaxy Buds deals have never been cheaper - latest Black Friday sales offer up lowest prices yet at Best Buy.

Visualization Shows Likelihood of COVID-19 Spread in Bars, Homes, Classrooms

500+Futurism / 5h
It should probably be common knowledge by now that socializing, taking classes in person, or doing anything else indoors comes with the risk of COVID-19 transmission — especially without taking precautions like wearing a mask. A new series of visualizations by the Madrid-based publication El PaĆ­s show the likelihood of spreading COVID-19 in three indoor settings: hanging out in a home, going to a

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leak shows mystery sensor next to four rear cameras

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra could get four rear cameras and an extra sensor, if this new leak is to be believed.

World Of Warcraft's 'Shadowlands' expansion arrives on November 23rd

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63Engadget / 5h
November 23rd marks the 16th anniversary of World of Warcraft , and Blizzard plans to celebrate the occasion by giving you plenty more to do in the game. It’ll start rolling out the long-awaited Shadowlands update at 6 PM ET on that day. That’s four weeks after Blizzard originally planned to release the expansion. Enter the #Shadowlands on November 23. pic.twitter.com/tukjOpODP1 — World of Warcra

Tech optimism…in this economy?

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Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. A few notes before we get into this. One, we have a bonus episode coming this Saturday focused on this week’s earnings reports. And, second, we did not record video this week. So, if you like watching the show on YouTube, this is not the week for t

This 32-inch Roku TV will be just $49 at Walmart tonight, but not for everyone

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32Mashable / 5h
SAVE 64%: A 32-inch Philips 4000 series LED-LCD TV (model No. 32PFL4664/F7) will be on sale at Walmart for $49 starting Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. ET, but only for customers located in certain U.S. states. On the hunt for a dirt-cheap TV ahead of Black Friday? We've got some good news and some maybe not-so-good news to share. First, the good: Starting Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. ET, according to

The FCC Is Making a Boneheaded 5G Play to Improve Rural Broadband

59Gizmodo / 5h
On Tuesday, the FCC announced it will set aside up to $9 billion over the next 10 years to fund 5G wireless broadband expansion across rural America. This is in addition to the $20.4 billion already earmarked for wired broadband expansion in rural America over the same time period, but there’s so set date for an… Read more...

NVIDIA RTX 3070 release sold out in minutes

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SlashGear / 5h
If you’re looking for an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card, they’re sold out. To be fair, they’re sold out whether you’re looking for one or not – but just so it’s clear: the NVIDIA RTX 3070 isn’t going to be easy to find for sale right this minute. Not at Newegg, not at Best Buy, not direct from NVIDIA. … Continue reading

Target's Black Friday has started: Here are early deals to shop

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Target unveiled its Black Friday 2020 ad on Oct. 29, and some deals are beginning Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, with several already available as of Oct. 29. Here are our top picks from the ad scan. BEST HEADPHONE DEAL: Beats Studio3 wireless over-ear headphones — save $175 BEST TV DEAL: LG 65-inch NanoCell 81 Series 4K UHD smart TV — save $300 (available as of Oct. 29) BEST SMART HOME DEAL: Ring Video

An artist made 240 Air Jordans entirely out of trash — Future Blink

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The artist behind the project, Andy Yoder , will be showing his work at an exhibit in Vermont . It's meant to serve as a commentary on the environmental impact of consumerism. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Sneakers , Trash , Air Jordans , and Culture

Reasons to Love Citi’s Premier Card

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This $95 annual fee card is underappreciated for its cost, its earning power, and for its bonus. And Citi points are transferable to a variety of different airline programs including some that don't partner with Chase or Amex. Continue reading ...

Everything You Need to Know About the New Google TV

Gizmodo / 5h
There’s a new Chromecast in town, only it’s not so much a Chromecast as a little Android TV dongle with Chromecast built in... but that’s not right either, because it’s running Google TV rather than Android TV... I know, I know. If you’re wondering exactly what this new software platform is, and how it relates to the… Read more...

Reserve Your Spot For The New OMAAT Community!

One Mile at a Time / 5h
We’re planning on making some improvements to the community aspect of OMAAT, including the comments section and Ask Lucky section. Yes, there will be some sort of status system and gamification element to this, because why wouldn’t there be? This is the chance for some of our more engaged readers to “reserve” their username for our new commenting system. So to commenters like “The Original Donna,

Save $200 on Shark and Dyson with these Best Buy Black Friday vacuum deals

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Get up to $200 off these premium vacuum cleaners in these early Black Friday deals.

Introducing...a very tiny, 3D-printed micro boat — Future Blink

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Physicists in the Netherlands made a tiny tugboat to test the capabilities of microswimmers using 3D-printing. It's likely the smallest boat in the world. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Physics , 3d Printing , Boat , and Future Blink

Steam Halloween Sale kicks off a weekend of spooky deals

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As expected, Valve kicked off the Steam Halloween Sale today, discounting a number of spooky and scary games for the next few days. While the Halloween Sale often acts as a prelude to the larger Autumn and Winter Sales that follow in November and December, this year’s Halloween Sale is taking things one step further by advertising in-game Halloween events … Continue reading

Flying during COVID-19, for one pilot, is easier — except when everything is harder

The Points Guy / 6h
Mostly, this has been an exercise in stress. I suppose that’s an ambiguous term, so constituently we’re talking about fear, dread, and uncertainty. Not a fear of the virus. Coming down with COVID-19 isn’t what scares me. What scares me is what the airline business might look like by the time things settle out — whenever that might be . Particularly astonishing was the speed at which things went t

How to Get Your Recalled Toyota Fuel Pump Fixed for Free

53Lifehacker / 6h
Toyota recently announced that they’ve added approximately 1.52 million vehicles to a safety recall the company issued earlier this year, bringing the total to 3.34 million. A defective fuel pump is the reason for the recall, which impacts several makes and model years of both Lexus and Toyota vehicles. Here’s what… Read more...

Eufy's Spaceview baby monitor is 25 percent off on Amazon

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If you have a new parent on your holiday shopping list, one of our favorite baby monitors is currently at an all-time-low price. Eufy’s Spaceview baby monitor, with a single camera is now $120 on Amazon which is a $40 discount. The two-pack is also on sale, so you can get the monitor with two cameras for $200 , which is also $40 off its normal price. Buy Eufy baby monitor (1-pack) at Amazon-$120

Best Buy Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals: bundles, half price controllers and more

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Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are here, and we're seeing discounts on console bundles and accessories at Best Buy this week.

Tons of early Black Friday deals are live at Best Buy and Amazon today

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40Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Early Black Friday deals are already available at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy today, albeit for a limited time. (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a wide range of early Black Friday 2020 deals that have become available at Best Buy and Amazon. The former unveiled its annual Black Friday ad on Thursday, setting live a surprise preview sale in the process, wh

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's Goofy, Ghostly Truth Seekers Is Well Worth a Binge

300+Gizmodo / 6h
Truth Seekers , a new series whose co-creators and stars include noted nerds Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ( Shaun of the Dead ) , hits Amazon tomorrow. It would be a welcome arrival any time of year, but since it’s all about the paranormal (and the humans who’re obsessed with it), it’s the perfect binge for Halloween . Read more...

Best iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini cases to protect your new phone

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There are already loads of iPhone 12 cases, and Apple’s new MagSafe technology allows for new possibilities.

SteelSeries' Aerox 3 mice are water-resistant despite being full of holes

100+Engadget / 6h
If you've ever accidentally spilled a drink on your mouse while playing a PC game, you might have found yourself in a sticky situation -- quite literally if it was an energy drink. SteelSeries has revealed a pair of gaming mice that could help keep out liquid and all kinds of gunk that could ruin your day. Aerox 3 and Aerox 3 Wireless are the first gaming mice to receive an IP54 rating, according

United Airlines temporarily adjusting inflight lavatory policy

The Points Guy / 6h
For years, many airlines have restricted passengers from accessing a lavatory outside of their ticketed cabin . Generally, crew members cite security as the reason behind that particular policy, though it also has the benefit of limiting traffic in premium cabins — business- and first-class passengers don’t have to worry about a constant flow of travelers passing by their seats. On United Airline

To see what makes AI hard to use, ask it to write a pop song

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100+MIT Technology Review / 6h
Welcome home welcome home oh oh oh the world is beautiful the world. They’re not the most catchy lyrics. But after I’ve listened to “Beautiful the World” half a dozen times, the chorus is stuck in my head and my foot is tapping. Not bad for a melody generated by an AI trained on a data set of Eurovision songs and koala and kookaburra cries. Back in May, “Beautiful the World” won the AI Song Conte

Dogs were domesticated once from a lost population of wolves

1KArs Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Elizabeth Tersigni ) Genomics researcher Anders Bergstrom and his colleagues recently sequenced the genomes of 27 dogs from archaeological sites scattered around Europe and Asia, ranging from 4,000 to 11,000 years old. Those genomes, along with those of modern dogs and wolves, show how dogs have moved around the world with people since their domestication. All the dogs in the stu

Save hundreds on these Python, AI and data science courses

52Engadget / 6h
In this age of big data, companies worldwide need to sift through the avalanche of information at their disposal to enhance their products, services and overall profitability. As such, there's a growing demand in today's job market for specialists who have the technical skills and knowledge to help businesses make sense of big data and turn it into actionable insights. Many companies rely on prog

Ubisoft delays 'Far Cry 6' to sometime after March 2021

Ubisoft Far Cry 6 2021
100+Engadget / 6h
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Far Cry 6 will miss its February 18th release date. The news comes courtesy of Ubisoft's latest earnings report , in which the company says it's moving the release of Far Cry 6 , as well as Rainbow Six Quarantine , to its fiscal 2021-2022 year. The company's fiscal year begins in April, which puts Far Cry 6's new release date sometime between April 2021 and Mar

Final Fantasy 16 characters, world and more revealed in new teaser website

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Eagerly awaited details about Final Fantasy 16 are revealed on the website, and in a blog post from the game's producer.

Hey Elon Musk, Hire This Guy in China Who Built His Own Amazing Jetpack Suit

500+Futurism / 6h
A Modest Proposal A man from China named Liu Dongsheng has built a working jetpack suit — and he pulled it off in about two years, for just $100,000. That gives us an idea. Elon Musk, how about you hire this guy? You could let him spin up the Tesla Jetpack Division. The Specs The jetpack, shown off in a video posted by state-owned China News Service , is reminiscent of the one built by UK-based G

Commissary Club wants to help formerly incarcerated people find community

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Y Combinator -backed employment platform 70 Million Jobs is launching a new social network geared toward helping formerly incarcerated individuals connect with each other. While 70 Million Jobs focuses on helping people with criminal records find jobs, Commissary Club wants to serve as a place for folks to find community. “Folks with [criminal] records have always, since prisons were first built,

Feds Warn of 'Imminent' Cyberattacks on U.S. Hospitals

FBI Ryuk US Hospitals
28Gizmodo / 6h
As if the rampant underfunding and overcrowding weren’t enough for hospitals to deal with during the current pandemic, apparently they need to grapple with ransomware, too. In an advisory memo released last night, federal officials warned of an “increased and imminent cybercrime threat” to hospitals and healthcare… Read more...

Through the End of the Week, Get an Extra Plan Free When You Sign up for 2 Years of NordVPN

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2 Years + One Free Plan | $89 | NordVPN Read more...

Through the End of the Week, Get an Extra Plan Free When You Sign up for 2 Years of NordVPN

VPN Google One 2 TB
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2 Years + One Free Plan | $89 | NordVPN Read more...

What is Partner Relationship Management?

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PRM is the new kid on the block in sales and marketing.

Google says it’s “committed” to Nest Secure but won’t ship any new features

Google Nest Secure
52Ars Technica / 6h
This is what a Nest Secure looks like. That's a hub/keypad up top, with a keychain presence sensor and two pieces of a "Nest Detect" sensor. No one is quite sure what to make of Google's home security plans lately. The company recently discontinued the Nest Secure, its $500 home security system, so, on one hand, it is out of the home security market. On the other hand, Google also recently signed

Walmart will drop the best AirPods deal tonight — but there's a catch

Walmart Tonight AirPods
40Mashable / 6h
SAVE $91: Apple's second-gen AirPods (with a wireless charging case) will be on sale at Walmart for just $108 starting Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. ET, but only in select U.S. states. This is not a drill: Walmart's about to drop the hottest AirPods deal we've ever seen. Starting Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. ET, the Mashable's Choice Award -winning earbuds (the second-gen version with a wireless charging case

One of the world's most notorious ransomware teams is shutting down

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Maze ransomware group is shutting down its operations after only being active for a year and a half.

Samsung's coveted 'The Frame' smart TV is $100 off

Black Friday November
32Mashable / 7h
Save $100: The Samsung 55" Class The Frame Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV (2020 version) is on sale at Best Buy for 1,399.99 as of Oct. 29 as part of Best Buy's early Black Friday deals . TVs have come a long way from the giant boxes that our parents used to know. Samsung has taken the initiative to keep the evolution going. Their Class The Frame series features a customizable — you guessed it

Transform Your Home Into a Virtual Haunted House on Halloween

57Lifehacker / 7h
I’m going to make a radical statement: I think Halloween will be more fun for kids this year, not less fun. Of all the things this year has taken from us and our kids, I am feeling a true revolt out there against the idea that social distancing will also take away the joy our kids find in this particular holiday. Read more...

Black Friday tablet deals: save up to $300 on Surface Pro and Galaxy Tabs at Best Buy

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Best Buy's early Black Friday deals are perfect for those looking for a cheap price on a brand new Galaxy Tab or Surface Pro tablet.

Two weeks left to score early-bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020

100+TechCrunch / 7h
NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang , join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020 , an event dedicated to early-stage space startups. We’ve launched early-bird pricing, and $125 buys you access to all live sessions, plus video on demand. Don’t procrastinate. Buy your pass now before the early-

Diet app promoted by Apple harmful, say campaigners

100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
Carrot Fit has been condemned for language that experts say could trigger eating disorders.

This Is the Best Gaming Laptop You Should Buy

Gizmodo / 7h
We’ve reviewed a ton of laptops and played around with even more. While we have an entire guide dedicated to laptops, we know some people just want to game and so no matter your budget, we’ve curated some of the best gaming laptops currently on the market too. Many of them are great for other tasks besides gaming,… Read more...

Everyone Should Be Able to Use the Public Restroom: When ADA Is Not Enough

400+Lifehacker / 7h
Kal Cobalt is a disabled trans man. Relying on accessibility devices when out in public means using accessible bathrooms, which means that Cobalt knows all too well that so-called accessible bathrooms are sometimes only “technically” accessible. Read more...

City Uses Satellite to Measure Wasted Energy

100+Futurism / 7h
Star Light Our cities waste a great deal of electricity — and money — on powering bright lights all night. A ten-day experiment in Tucson, Arizona tracked who the culprits were using satellite images of the city, BBC News reports . After dimming streetlights overnight, a team of researchers from Arizona, Germany, and Ireland uncovered loads of wasted energy that’s hurting the environment and thro

Stacey Abrams on how American democracy hinges on the right to vote

24Mashable / 7h
"I'm a Black woman from the Deep South, I'm steeped in the legacy of voter suppression," says Stacey Abrams, former Minority Leader of Georgia's House of Representatives and founder of national voting rights organization Fair Fight and Fair Count . Abrams is working to make the electoral system in America more equitable, ensuring everyone's voice is heard in the process, and she unpacked this for

Whitepaper: Contract Analytics: The key to unlocking the business value within contracts for all stakeholders

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Learn how contract management can be transformed via analytics in our whitepaper.

Whitepaper: HM Land Registry (UK) electronic signature and witnessing

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How you can use eSignature with the HMLR.

Whitepaper: Electronic signature cases –English law

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All you need to know about the place of electronic signatures in English law.

Developer productivity tools startup Raycast raises $2.7M from Accel

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Workplace SaaS tools for teams have seen rocket ship growth in the past several years, and that adoption has given rise to a host of software tools geared towards improving individual productivity. Many of the startups behind these tools see building a cult following among individual users as the best way to set themselves up for later enterprise-wide success. Raycast is a developer-focused produ

India’s WareIQ raises $1.65M for its Amazon-like delivery platform for sellers

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Despite e-commerce firms Amazon and Walmart and others pouring billions of dollars into India, offline retail still commands more than 95% of all sales in the world’s second largest internet market. The giants have acknowledged the strong hold neighborhood stores (mom and pop shops) have in the country, and in recent quarters scrambled for ways to work with them . Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest m

Early Black Friday deal at Best Buy: the Powerbeats Pro hit lowest sale price ever

Black Friday Best Buy
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Snag this early Black Friday deal while you can - the Powerbeats Pro are on sale and down to their lowest price ever at Best Buy.

Bethesda’s Todd Howard gives some hope for non-exclusive Elder Scrolls 6

SlashGear / 7h
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase ZeniMax Media for a whopping $7.5 billion. Assuming that the deal is completed as expected sometime in the second half of FY2021, that means Microsoft would own all of ZeniMax’s subsidiaries and their respective franchises, of which there are many. Of those subsidiaries, Bethesda is one of the most recognizable, being … Continue rea

Add These DIY Home Improvement Projects to Your Winter To-Do List

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Winter is coming, as they say. And as the pandemic continues to rage, we’re all preparing (or we should be) to hunker down at home even more so for the next few months. This creates both a need for basic winterization as well as an opportunity to tackle DIY projects while you’re stuck inside. Read more...

The Witcher 4 is definitely happening – here's everything we know so far

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The next Witcher game won't feature Geralt, but that's no reason to be deterred. Here's everything we know about the Witcher 4 video game.

Black Friday deals at Amazon: early deals on Echo Dot, Kindle, Ring, Blink Mini, and more

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Score Black Friday deals at Amazon with early sales on the Echo Dot, Kindle, Ring Doorbell, Blink Mini, and more.

GameFly lets you 'lock in' rentals for release day

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When Alliance Entertainment, one of the largest physical media distributors in the US, acquired GameFly earlier this month, it said it had a variety of enhancements planned for the game rental subscription service. It’s now detailed the first of those improvements: GameLock . GameFly subscribers will see a new interface element on the platform’s website that allows them to “lock in” a game that’s

Horseback riding and skeet shooting: Work and play at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

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After spending most of the year at home with our 4- and 5-year-old children, it was past time for my wife and me to escape to a new office and classroom for the week. The monotony of entertaining and attempting to teach two little ones so close in age had really begun to wear on us mentally and physically. The thought of not having to prepare three meals a day (and clean up after said meals) was

Why you don’t actually own any Amazon Prime Video content

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A legal case filed earlier this year came to a head in October, solidifying Amazon’s claims. The case saw Amazon Prime Video user Amanda Caudel sue the streaming content provider for “unfair competition and false advertising” because Prime Video purchase access can be revoked at any time. Amazon argued that their User Agreement makes clear that an Amazon Prime Video … Continue reading

United Airlines Trials Coronavirus-Free Flights

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United Airlines is claiming to be the world’s first airline to launch free coronavirus testing on transatlantic flights, thanks to a new testing pilot. While it’s a great concept, I wonder about the execution… United will require testing on select Newark to London flights United Airlines will be introducing free mandatory coronavirus testing for all passengers (over the age of two) and crew on a

The Keurig K-Select coffee maker is on sale for $69.99 — Save $60

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Save $60: Get a Keurig K-Select single-serve K-cup pod coffee maker for $69.99 at Best Buy as of Oct. 29. Black Friday in 2020 will certainly be different . One of the major changes is that retailers are prepared to kick things off much earlier than Thanksgiving. Take for example the release of Best Buy's Black Friday ad with deals that are already live. So since Black Friday is a marathon this y

Where to Find Seasonal Work Through the Holidays

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Finding a job is not easy , but for once there’s some good labor market news as many large companies are hiring hundreds of thousands of temporary workers across the country for the holiday shopping season. Read more...

Our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole Seems to Be Chilling Out for Some Reason

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Water Break Most of the supermassive black holes which lurk at the cores of galaxies spin at boggling speeds. But compared to them, Live Science reports , the Milky Way’s central black hole seems content to take it slow and steady. New research suggests that our black hole spins much slower than others, which has far-reaching implications for the star systems located toward the innermost reaches

Use Up Your Extra Scallions With This Three-Ingredient Sauce

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Many months, moons, and news cycles ago, one of my (and many others’) main concerns was “running out” of food before the pandemic was “over.” Honestly, were we ever so young? The idea that a single, ambitious trip to Costco would be enough to last us through the pandemic seems laughable now, but having that as a goal… Read more...

Zoom's new feature makes sure you'll catch every word of the meeting

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All the best noise-canceling headphone deals from Best Buy's Black Friday ad

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These are the best deals on noise-canceling headphones from Best Buy's 2020 Black Friday ad : OUR TOP PICK: Beats Solo Pro — $169.99 (save $130) BEST EARBUDS DEAL: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live — $139.99 (save $30) + free $20 gift card BEST BUDGET PICK: Sony WH-CH710N Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones — $88 (save $111.99) We told you Black Friday would be weird this year: It's not even Halloween yet

Here's how Watch Dogs: Legion compares to London's real-life landmarks

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How does Watch Dogs: Legion's virtual London compare to the real one?

This Nonprofit Is Making Sunglasses Out of Recovered Ocean Waste

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Ocean Cleanup The Ocean Cleanup project, a nonprofit that’s attempting to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch using specialized floating equipment, is planning to sell the plastic it’s collected in the form of stylish sunglasses . The shades are designed from the ground up to be easily recyclable themselves. They cost a steep $199 each, but the benefits will go straight back into the organiz

Donut launches Watercooler, an easy way to socialize online with co-workers

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If you miss hanging out with your co-workers but don’t want to spend a single second more on Zoom, the latest product from Donut might be the answer. The startup is launching its new Watercooler product today while also announcing that it has raised $12 million in total funding, led by Accel and with participation from Bloomberg Beta, FirstMark, Slack Fund and various angel investors. Co-founder

Amazon's Dash Smart Shelf can re-order almost anything you can fit on it

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After the demise of the Dash Button and the Dash Wand , it seemed as though Amazon’s days of building (non-Alexa) gadgets to help people re-order things were over. If the idea of poking around in a web browser or tapping a phone to call in new supplies is too odious, never fear: the Amazon Dash Smart Shelf is here. Amazon originally started experimenting with this smart scale last year in partner

One-click housing startup Atmos raises another $4M from Khosla, real estate strategics and TikTok star Josh Richards

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Atmos wants to make designing a house as simple as a single click. Well, that vision is now getting a double click from VCs. The company, which we profiled back in July , announced today that it raised another $4 million, this time from Evan Moore at Khosla Ventures, real estate strategic investors like David Gerster at JLL Spark and Lennar board member Scott Stowell, as well as individuals like

As experts call for nationwide mask mandate, anti-maskers stab guard 27 times

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Enlarge / VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2020 - A voter wearing a face mask is seen outside a polling station during the provincial election day in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 24, 2020. (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency ) As US coronavirus cases dramatically shoot up to the highest peak yet in the pandemic, prominent public health experts are calling for a nationwide mandate to wear masks to

Black Friday preview: the Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick is half off at Best Buy

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The Best Buy early Black Friday sale has a fantastic deal on the Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick that's on sale for only $29.99.

BT, Virgin and TalkTalk are in fierce competition over the best broadband deals

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BT, Virgin and TalkTalk all have excellent broadband deals available right now.

This Tactile Pregnancy Test Offers Much-Needed Privacy to People With Visual Impairments

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Pregnancy tests these days can get surprisingly high tech —and may even be rigged to play Doom . It’s also an unfortunate reality that these high-tech tests aren’t always accessible for the visually impaired. Because most rely on digital screens, blind or partially sighted people often have to ask someone else to read… Read more...

Can You Celebrate Your Personal Wins in Such a Shitty Year?

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So far, 2020 has been a never-ending cycle of bad headlines and distressing news articles, the next arriving before you’ve even had a chance to process the one before it. Whether it’s an alert about another instance of police violence, an update on spiking cases of COVID-19, or the ceaseless tumult of presidential … Read more...

Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10 now tells you if Chrome is nuking your FPS

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Microsoft is rolling out a new update to the Xbox Game Bar this week that will let you manage system resources by killing resource hogging processes from a handy in-game overlay.

Ubuntu publisher, Samsung, Huawei join major open-source security initiative

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Recently announced initiative aims to consolidate efforts to improve the security of open source software

Capital One Customers: Have A Michelin-Star Dinner For Two Delivered With Virtual Cocktail Reception

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Capital One is pairing with Michelin-starred chefs in four cities to deliver dinner for two along with cocktails, a virtual happy hour reception with the chef and a musician, along with a musical playlist they’ve chosen to accompany the menu. Hurry, spots are limited. Continue reading Capital One Customers: Have A Michelin-Star Dinner For Two Delivered With Virtual Cocktail Reception ...

The Wanderlust Group raises $14.2M to double-down on getting folks outdoors

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The Wanderlust Group , a Rhode Island-based startup focused on building software for the boating world, announced that it has closed a $14.2 million Series B round of capital this week. The new funds were provided by Allen & Company and the Alaris family office. (Post updated to amend investor list after publication.) Wanderlust had raised $13.1 million prior to this round of funding, making its

OnePlus Nord deal sees it down to its lowest price ahead of Black Friday

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If you've been considering picking up OnePlus' mid-range champ, this deal knocks £50 off.

[Roundup] Big Improvement For Delta Upgrades And United Pillows

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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 ...

Moog's Werkstatt-01 synth is back and it's more affordable than ever

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Moog is once again shipping the Werkstatt-01 analog synthesizer , and it'll leave you less light in the pocket this time around. The kit had a short commercial run back in 2014. It cost $329 back then , but Moog is now flogging it for $199. As such, the Werkstatt-01 is Moog's most affordable synth to date. The company created the Werkstatt-01 for a workshop at Moogfest 2014 to offer folks a hands

Black Friday gaming deals: save on gaming headsets, keyboards and mice

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Save on mice, gaming headsets and more in this early Black Friday deal.

Grab the Beats Solo Pro headphones for $130 off before Black Friday

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SAVE $130: The Beats Solo Pro wireless noise canceling headphones are on sale for $169.99 during Best Buy's early Black Friday sale, as of Oct. 29. (Thanks to the magic of price-matching, they're the same price at Amazon , too, for a limited time.) Black Friday is in full swing before November even hits, thanks to Best Buy's ad drop . These deals, like $130 off the Beats Solo Pro wireless noise-c

How two strangers are battling a revenge porn nightmare

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They would have never met. But the two women had a mutual ex — who allegedly shared intimate photos and videos of them in a Telegram group chat with hundreds of strangers. Now, they’re fighting back. To read the full story, click here. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Revenge Porn , Telegram , Tech , and Sex Relationships

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may have most wild camera array yet

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A set of images revealed this week show the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with a previously unknown sensor. This new sensor sits among four cameras – and may be part of a 5-camera array. This newest set of images shows the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with a corner-set camera array with four circles in a square, interrupted by an LED … Continue reading

Goodcover, the YC-backed insurance startup, raises $7.5 million in Series A

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YC-backed Goodcover , the insurtech startup that looks to pass unused premiums back to the policyholder, is today announcing the close of a $7.5 million Series A funding round. The funding was led by Goodwater Capital, with participation from Fuel Capital, Broadhaven Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Liquid 2 and TransRe. Goodcover launched out of Y Combinator in February of this year with a mis

Meet the 11 startups graduating from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

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Disruption favors the small startup, and the pandemic has most certainly been disruptive. So it’s no surprise that accelerators and incubators are pumping out new startups that are ready to tackle the problems of 2020. One such accelerator is the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator , which is graduating 11 new startups out of the program today with its Summer 2020 Demo Day. Since inception, ERA

Bethesda exec says an Xbox-exclusive Elder Scrolls is “hard to imagine”

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The Elder Scrolls VI Enlarge / Seriously, about all we really know about The Elder Scrolls VI at this point is that it will have mountains. It has been over a month now since Microsoft announced it was spending $7.5 billion to purchase Bethesda Softworks via its parent company, Zenimax Media. But gamers and industry-watchers are still left with one burning question: what does this mean for the pr

Is Chase’s “Pay Yourself Back” Feature Worth It?

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We’ve seen card issuers add a variety of temporary perks, in light of current circumstances. This has especially been the case on premium travel cards, given that fewer people are traveling than in the past. Chase has done a particularly good job with adding temporary perks to its credit cards, and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at the “Pay Yourself Back” feature. This has been exten

PUBG Mobile to quit India from October 30 - leaves players in the lurch

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PUBG Mobile was banned in September and now the game will not be available for anyone.

You can get two years extra VPN use free with NordVPN's eye-catching cyber deal

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One month, one year or two years free - it's a new lucky dip VPN deal from the biggest provider in the world.

Entries now open for the Picks Awards at CES 2021

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Everything you need to know about this year's awards.

LG K92 could be the best cheap 5G phone yet

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Slowly but surely, phone manufacturers are starting to bring 5G capabilities to mid-range devices. What once may have been the domain of expensive flagship phones is now available in some form to people who’d rather not spend an arm and a leg to get 5G functionality. LG is the latest manufacturer to hop on the mid-range 5G train, today introducing … Continue reading

Learn a New Language With a Lifetime Subscription to Memrise

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Learning a new language is fun, but it can be so much more than that. Learning a new language is cross-training for your mind. It can improve your overall cognitive skills (even in unrelated disciplines, like math). Bilingualism is even a predictor of better outcomes for delaying and managing dementia . And, of course, it opens the door to a better understanding of other cultures, whether you wan

Poor latency could be a major issue for video conferencing and WFH across the US

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The latency facing some online users in the US could make working from home a challenge.

Satellite Internet Will Not Solve the Digital Divide

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Internet service providers will be vying for some of the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund today , including Elon Musks’s SpaceX. Its Starlink satellite network allegedly has speeds of up to 100 Mbps now, so the company seems to be in a better position to convince the FCC it’s worth a piece of that $16 billion in… Read more...

SiFive’s new PC is bringing open-source computing closer to reality

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One of the most interesting projects to watch these days in tech is RISC-V . The non-profit organization and wider community is building an open-source and standardized instruction set architecture (ISA) that allows chip creators to design their own chips unencumbered by licensing and patents typical of other ecosystems, such as those of Arm. Building an ISA and the associated tooling is hard wor

This Flying Car Is Now Allowed to Drive on Highways

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Ultimate Liberty Dutch flying car company PAL-V announced this week that its Liberty flying car has passed its road admissions test in Europe, allowing it to drive on both streets and highways with an official license plate. The Liberty, the company’s commercial product hailed as the “world’s first flying car,” has been put through its paces on test tracks since February to certify it for public

Spotify CEO says company will ‘further expand price increases’

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Spotify is planning further price increases, according to comments made by co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek during the company’s third quarter earnings on Thursday. The streaming service had added 6 million subscribers in Q3 to achieve a total 144 million paying customers across 320 million active users, but fell short on both sales and earnings, driving the stock lower. By raising prices for its ser

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets now take custom live data

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Microsoft is still finding ways to inject drama into spreadsheets . The Verge reports that Microsoft is giving Excel support for custom live data types, expanding the content you can include well past text, numbers and the occasional stock quote. You could slip a country’s data into a cell and create a formula that extracts the most recent population for your sheet, for example. The approach work

How to Change the Screen Saver on Android TV

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Android TV might not be as customizable as an Android phone, but there’s still a lot you can do to personalize it. One of those is choosing which screen saver to use. We’ll show you how to change it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The LG K92 is America's Cheapest 5G Phone Yet at Just $360

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It seems like 5G capability is reaching further and further into the budget category each week. LG’s latest phone is the K92 5G, a honking 6.7-inch midrange offering. It’s coming to AT&T, Cricket Wireless on November 6, and US Cellular “shortly” according to the press release announcement. The retail price is as low as $359.99, the cheapest yet for a 5G-capable phone in the US. Read This Article

Holiday 2020: The Best Tech for Fitness Enthusiasts

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If you have a fitness enthusiast in your life, then you know how picky they can be. When body metrics and performance stay at the top of a person’s priority list, picking the perfect gift can be … challenging. Fortunately, we know these products (and people!) well, so we have the best gifts to put a smile on the face of the fitness enthusiasts in your life. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

DWEN offers a foundation for female entrepreneurs to connect, grow, and build

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Looking for a place to connect and learn from other like minded entrepreneurs? DWEN.com offers a huge range of tools, all for female entrepreneurs.

New Google Play Store feature could make choosing the right app so much easier

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Google is working on a new feature for its Play Store that could save you loads of time when looking for that ideal app. Noticed by Android Police , the feature is called Compare apps. It shows up when you open an app's page on Play Store and scroll down beyond the "Ratings and reviews" section. It lets you scroll through a host of similar apps, comparing their main features. Currently, the featu

Thursday's Best Deals: NordVPN, Baby Yoda Plush, GE Smart Bulbs, Animal Crossing Switch Console, Sony Noise Canceling Headphones, and More

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NordVPN service and a Baby Yoda plush toy lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Don't wait 'til Black Friday — grab a KitchenAid Pro for less than $200

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Save $300: The KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus Series Bowl-lift Stand Mixer is on sale at Best Buy for $199.99 through Nov. 1 in an early Black Friday deal. No disrespect to Halloween, but some of us are already thinking about Thanksgiving and all the other holidays that come as the temperature drops. While the decorations are beautiful and spending time with family is great, let's be honest, the food is w

Nokia ditches 'end-to-end' 5G strategy in restructure

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Nokia CEO says it will invest whatever is necessary to secure technical leadership.

Xbox Series X Fridge (and mini-fridge) made semi-real

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The Xbox Series X Fridge is a full-sized refrigerator that looks like an Xbox Series X. Revealed just a few days ago as a meme made into a real product, the full-sized fridge was produced in a run of three, one of which was part of a contest. Now there’s interest enough in a mini-fridge that also looks like an … Continue reading

Thursday's Best Deals: NordVPN, Baby Yoda Plush, GE Smart Bulbs, Animal Crossing Switch Console, Sony Noise Canceling Headphones, and More

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NordVPN service and a Baby Yoda plush toy lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

LG joins the cheap 5G phone race with the K92

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5G has more-or-less gone mainstream in 2020, and now smartphone makers are racing to make those next-generation networks cheaper to access. Case in point: LG just announced its new K92 smartphone , which promises 5G support for AT&T and US Cellular for just under $400. The fact that LG managed to churn out such a cheap 5G phone is all thanks to Qualcomm -- it revealed its budget-friendly Snapdrag

War Stories: How Nintendo sold the NES to a skeptical country

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Produced and directed by by Justin Wolfson, edited by Chris Jones. Click here for transcript . Today Nintendo is a household name, the family-friendly gaming equivalent of a major brand like Disney. But it wasn't always that way. Ars Technica's latest War Stories video looks at the early days of Nintendo's 80s invasion of American shores and the marketing muscle it took to convince the American p

Calling all cinephiles – Best Buy's early Black Friday deals slash soundbars by up to $300

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Best Buy's early Black Friday sales include Dolby Atmos soundbars with steep discounts.

Researchers Finally Figured Out How Octopuses Taste With Their Arms

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Octopuses, with their eight suction-cup-covered arms, can taste objects simply by touching them. A team of researchers has finally figured out how these cephalopods are capable of pulling off this remarkable trick. Read more...

Spotify hits 320 million monthly active users

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In its latest quarterly financial report, Spotify announced that it had crossed 320 million active monthly users. That marks a 29% growth for the quarter, coming on the heels of what seems to be a rather successful launch into the Russian market. Of that number, it now counts 144 million paid users — a 27% jump. Spotify continues to be the largest music streaming service globally by a rather wide

Intel acquires SigOpt, a specialist in modeling optimization, to boost its AI business

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Intel has been doubling down on building chips and related architecture for the next generation of computing, and today it announced an acquisition that will bolster its expertise and work specifically in one area of future technology: artificial intelligence. The semiconductor giant today announced that it has acquired SigOpt , a startup out of San Francisco that has built an optimization platfo

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro double review: Playing Apple’s greatest hits

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The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, side by side. [credit: Samuel Axon ] The iPhone 12 is like an album of Apple’s greatest iPhone hits. It combines the well-regarded design aesthetic of the iPhone 5, the promised generational leap in wireless technology of the iPhone 3G, and the dense camera system and large OLED screen of more modern flagships. The iPhone 12 wraps up so many attractive features, in fact,

Use Your Kid to Get Out of a Conversation

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Children—especially the young variety—tend to be inconvenient in most situations. I’m not blaming them for this, I’m just saying that a person doesn’t realize how easy it is to do something as basic as, like, walk out the front door until they have small children to drag along with them. Everything is harder and… Read more...

Space Force’s Second-in-Command General Has COVID

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General David Thompson, the U.S. Space Force’s second-in-command, has tested positive for the coronavirus. “He took the test today after learning that a close family member, with whom he had contact, tested positive for the virus,” reads an official statement . Thompson is now quarantining and working remotely from home. “The U.S. Space Force remains operationally ready to answer the Nation’s cal

How Octopuses Use Their Suction Cups to Taste Through Touch

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A new study reveals that the invertebrates use a novel kind of receptor embedded in their suckers to explore their ocean habitats.

'Superstore's' Nico Santos talks 'Crazy Rich Asians' and representation in Hollywood

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Nico Santos discusses his roles on Superstore and Crazy Rich Asians, and explains why diversity in Hollywood is so important. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Nbc , Sitcom , Superstore , and Crazy Rich Asians

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery Of World’s First A330-800neo

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Kuwait Airways has just become the world’s first airline to take delivery of the A330-800neo. Kuwait Airways’ A330-800neo Kuwait Airways has today taken delivery of its first two Airbus A330-800neos. The airline has a total of eight of these planes on order, which are part of an investment by the airline to modernize its fleet. Kuwait Airways A330-800neo Prior to these new deliveries, Kuwait Airw

Nutrium app, which links dietitians and patients, raises $4.9M led by Indico Capital

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Nutrium , a digital health startup which links dietitians and their patients via an app, has raised a €4.25 million seed round led by Indico Capital Partners , alongside the the Social Innovation Fund in Portugal (SIF) and previous investors. It now offers professional nutrition software to 80,000 nutrition professionals and 800,000 patients in more than 40 countries. With this investment round,

VCs poured capital into European startups in Q3, but early-stage dealmaking appeared to suffer

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The global recovery in venture capital activity did not miss Europe, new data indicates. According to a PitchBook report , European venture capital activity rose in Q3 2020, putting the continent on pace to set a new yearly record for aggregate VC activity (as measured in Euros). The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch , or get The Exchange newslet

NBA 2K21 adds WNBA MyPlayer mode -- but only on new-gen consoles

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With the debut of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles just a couple of weeks away, the NBA 2K21 development team is slowly releasing info about the updated version of the game coming at launch for new consoles. Today the major addition they’re announcing is that, for the first time, there will be a WNBA version of its MyPlayer experience . NBA Live 18 was the first game to add WNBA players , whi

Truth Seekers: how Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are bringing The X-Files to Amazon Prime Video

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Nick Frost and co-stars Emma D'Arcy, Susan Wokoma and Julian Barratt talk Truth Seekers, their spooky new Amazon show.

Nuclear power stations, airports at risk after hackers breach security giant

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Swedish security firm Gunnebo suffers hack, resulting in thousands of client documents being published online.

Why Saving Nature Is the Best Way to End the Pandemic Era

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When the scientists who warned the world last year that 1 million species face extinction issue a new warning about the “pandemic era,” we should probably listen. Read more...

Get this iRobot Roomba for $200 off at Best Buy's early Black Friday sale

Black Friday November
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SAVE $200: You'll never vacuum again with the iRobot Roomba 960 , on sale for $299.99 during Best Buy's Black Friday event, as of Oct. 29. Black Friday is here (yes, already) with the first round of deals from Best Buy's ad drop . This year, you can score deals before you've even sat down for Thanksgiving dinner, like this iRobot Roomba 960 . This early Black Friday deal will only last through No

Space Station Leak Looks Like a “Scratch,” Cosmonaut Says

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But a Scratch It’s been over a week since astronauts on the International Space Station finally found the leak that had been letting air out into the emptiness of space. Crews had been feverishly hunting the leak for several months — and now that they’ve found it, they’re able to have a closer look. “What we see is what I would describe as a scratch,” cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin said during a pre

Watch a self-driving Roborace car drive directly into a wall

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Robots still have some trouble handling the basics when put to the test, apparently. Roborace team SIT Acronis Autonomous suffered an embarrassment in round one of the Season Beta 1.1 race after its self-driving car abruptly drove directly into a wall. It’s not certain what led to the mishap, but track conditions clearly weren’t at fault — the car had been rounding a gentle curve and wasn’t racin

How to Create a Meeting Straight from an Email in Outlook

32How-To Geek / 10h
Sometimes an email comes in that is best dealt with by having a meeting. Here’s how to create a meeting directly from an email in either the Microsoft Outlook desktop client or the Outlook web app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xiaomi rolls out PatchWall 3.0 update for Mi Smart TVs - here's what you get

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PatchWall 3.0 update for Mi Smart TVs brings and updated user centre and an immersive carousel

Supersonic aircraft startup Hermeus raises $16 million Series A

5 Hermeus Raises $16M
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Hermeus, a company seeking to build a Mach 5 aircraft that would be capable of making the trip from New York to London in just 90 minutes has raised a $16 million Series A round, led by Canaan Partners and including contributions from existing investors Khosla Ventures, Bling Capital and the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. The new funding will help the startup develop and ground test its first full-s

Path of Exile 3.13 update delayed to avoid Cyberpunk 2077

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Earlier this week, Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed for a third time, with CD Projekt Red moving the game’s release date from November 19th to December 10th. As a result of this delay, Grinding Gear Games – the developer behind famed free-to-play action RPG Path of Exile – has decided to announce a delay of its own. The company has announced … Continue reading

Ram is working on an electric version of its popular pickup truck

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Ram is working on an electrified version of its pickup. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Mike Manley confirmed during an earnings call the automaker is moving into that market alongside the likes of Ford, Tesla, GMC and Rivian . Manley didn't offer more details, according to the Detroit Free Press (via Autoblog ), including whether the pickup would be a hybrid or full electric. Nor did he offe

More chip industry action as Marvell is acquiring Inphi for $10B

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It’s been quite a time for chip industry consolidation, and today Marvell joined the acquisition parade when it announced it is acquiring Inphi in a combination of stock and cash valued at approximately $10 billion, according to the company. Marvell CEO Matt Murphy believes that by adding Inphi, a chip maker that helps connect internal servers in cloud data centers, and then between data centers,

'The Crown' Season 4 trailer brings Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana into the royal mix

200+Mashable / 10h
Gillian Anderson is almost unrecognizable as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the first full trailer for Season 4 of Netflix's royal bio-drama The Crown . The trailer sets up parallels and tensions between Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Coleman), which rise alongside Prince Charles' seemingly strained romance with Lady Diana Spencer, the woman the world would come to love as Princess

Cyberpunk 2077 is ready for PC right now – it’s the PS4 and Xbox One holding the game back

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Here’s some news that probably won’t go down brilliantly with PC gamers desperate for this game.

Andhra Pradesh to ban gambling and gaming sites - what's EA doing on the list?

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Andra Pradesh chief minister wants to ban gambling and has listed out 132 websites to be blocked in the state.

Get this impressive HP laptop for less than $350

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Save $80: A great budget laptop, the HP 14-inch laptop with an AMD Ryzen 3 processor is on sale for $319.99, down from $399.99 in an early Black Friday deal of the day at Best Buy. Newsflash: Apple isn't the only company that makes good laptops. If the impressive MacBooks are out of your price range, there are plenty of other brands to turn to. If you're working with a tight budget, check out HP'

Walmart’s new test stores will experiment with AR, mobile, revamped checkout and more

Walmart Four Stores
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Walmart over the years has been working to turn its physical retail stores into online fulfillment centers , and now, with its latest set of test stores announced today, the retailer will try out ideas to make that transition more seamless. Walmart says it will deploy personnel to four test stores across the U.S., where they’ll prototype and iterate on new technology and tools that will serve the

Honeywell's latest quantum computer claims a new problem solving milestone

100+Engadget / 10h
Familiar names like IBM and Google were among the first to break ground in the field of commercial quantum computing, but Honeywell is claiming for itself today. After a few months of teasing , the company has finally shed more light on its new System Model H1 quantum computer, a machine it claims offers the highest “quantum volume” in the industry. Quantum volume is a metric created by IBM that

CoreCare raises $3 million for managing billing and payments from public health benefit providers

CoreCare Raises $3M
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CoreCare , a provider of revenue management services for healthcare companies dealing with public health benefit providers, has raised $3 million in a seed financing round. The company, which uses machine learning, automates large swaths of billing and revenue cycle management to reduce the burden on hospitals, according to chief executive, Dennis Antonelos. Already, companies like Creative Solut

Wise raises another $12 million to double down on embedded business banking

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Fintech startup Wise has raised a $12 million Series A round. The company offers business bank accounts with an interesting go-to-market strategy. Wise partners with other companies so that they can offer bank accounts to their own customers. For instance, if you’re running a marketplace or an e-commerce platform that matches companies with individual customers, you can leverage Wise to offer ban

Intel defends against AMD Ryzen 5000 with tease of 11th Gen Rocket Lake info

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Intel Rocket Lake-S is coming in early 2021, but now we have a tiny bit of information to go along with that knowledge.

15 Nights Is All It Takes To Earn Hilton Diamond Through March 2023

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Right now, because of how three of their Hilton's policies work together, 15 hotel nights are enough to earn Diamond status through March 2023 Continue reading ...

All the Ways Slack Tracks You—and How to Stop It

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From changing privacy settings to putting limits on those infuriating notifications, here’s how to take control of Slack.

American Express Gold Card Review (2020)

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American Express® Gold Card 4x points on dining 4x points at U.S. supermarkets 3x points on flights Annual Fee: $250 | See Rates & Fees | Terms Apply. Apply Now The credit card landscape has changed a lot in recent years, and then on top of that the pandemic has shifted consumer behavior. With that in mind, I’d argue that one American Express personal card is better positioned for today’s evolvin

How to Remove Adobe Flash from Windows 10 in 5 Minutes

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100+Lifehacker / 10h
There’s really no reason to have Adobe Flash sitting around anymore. Nobody uses it, modern web browsers will rid themselves of it by the start of next year, and it’s been a perpetual thorn in the side of device security for years—even though, yes, it allowed us to have a lot of fun on Newgrounds back in the day. Read more...

Europe to limit how big tech can push its own services and use third party data

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European lawmakers are taking aim at big tech’s ability to push its own services in search results at the expense of rivals, with Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager confirming today that a legislative proposal due in a few weeks will aim to ban what she called “unfair self-preferencing”. The concern is that so-called gatekeeper platforms have the ability to manipulate the way that they rank differ

Honeywell announces its H1 quantum computer with 10 qubits

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Honeywell, which was a bit of a surprise entrant into the quantum computing space when it announced its efforts to build the world’s most powerful quantum computer earlier this year , today announced its newest system: the Model H1. The H1 uses trapped-ion technology and features 10 fully connected qubits that allow it to reach a quantum volume of 128 (where quantum volume (QV) is a metric of the

Redpoint and Sequoia are backing a startup to copy edit your shit code

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Code is the lifeblood of the modern world, yet the tooling for some programming environments can be remarkably spartan. While developers have long had access to graphical programming environments (IDEs) and performance profilers and debuggers, advanced products to analyze and improve lines of code have been harder to find. These days, the most typical tool in the kit is a linter, which scans thro

ESET wants to keep all your work emails safe and sound

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ESET Cloud Office Security promises cloud-native safeguards against malware, spam and phishing attacks for Microsoft 365 users.

Intel's 11th-gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs will max out at 8 cores

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100+Engadget / 10h
Intel has revealed more information about its 11th-generation Rocket Lake S-Series desktop processors, expected to arrive in Q1 next year. Unlike the 10th-generation chips with up to 10 cores, the new model will top out at 8 cores, as expected. However, they’ll gain in efficiency via an architecture dubbed Cypress Cove, which combines Ice Lake core and Tiger Lake graphics architecture — but uses

Pornhub launches first-ever sex education video series

400+Mashable / 10h
For many young adults, porn is more of a sex education than anything they learn in school. In fact, less than half of all U.S. states mandate sex ed , so it's not surprising that teens turn to porn to learn about sex. The problem is that mainstream porn isn't proper sex education — it's a fantasy factory with the sole purpose of profit. One site that promotes this fantasy factory, Pornhub, is att

Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S coming in Q1 2021: what to expect

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SlashGear / 10h
The next few weeks will most likely be filled with news about new gaming consoles but that doesn’t mean PC gamers are being left out. In addition to new graphics hardware from NVIDIA and AMD, Intel also laid out its gaming-centric push around its upcoming 11th-gen processors. These Intel Rocket Lake-S processors might not be coming until early next year … Continue reading

Spotify and Joe Rogan under fire over Alex Jones role

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After Spotify paid $100m for Joe Rogan's podcast, some staff object to the appearance of Alex Jones.

How to watch Halloweentown online: stream Disney's classic Halloween movies today

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Our guide explains how to watch Halloweentown online and stream all four movies in the classic series the easy way with Disney Plus.

How to Clean Your Taxidermy

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“I know a lot of people think you’re quirky,” my dad told me, “but I need you to know that you’re just a redneck.” This comment came shortly after I sent him a picture of the newest addition to my taxidermy collection, a mule deer mount my boyfriend gave me for my 32nd birthday. Read more...

The Level Bolt and Level Touch smart locks are a cut above the competition in design and usability

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Level is one of the newer players in the smart lock space, but with a design pedigree that includes a lot of former Apple employees, the company’s already attracting a lot of praise for its industrial design. I tested out both of its current offerings, the Level Bolt and the Level Touch, and found that they’re well-designed, user-friendly smart locks that are a cut above the competition when it c

Juganu begins selling its tunable lighting system for pathogen disinfection and deactivation in the US

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Juganu , the venture-backed Israeli company that makes lighting systems capable of emitting light at specified wavelengths, is now selling a product that it claims can disinfect surfaces and deactivate pathogens in an attempt to provide buildings with new safety technologies that can prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The company claims that its J. Protect product was cli

Shopify stock is up in pre-market trading as earnings blow past estimates

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Shopify stock jumped nearly 3% in pre-market trading today after announcing earnings that handily beat the estimates set by Wall Street. The Ottawa-based provider of e-commerce services for retailers reported earnings of $133.2 million, or $1.13 per-share, for the third quarter after posting a loss of $33.6 million, or 29 cents per-share, in the same period last year. Analysts tracking the compan

Twitter’s API access changes are chasing away third-party developers

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Edward Tian Contributor

San Francisco 49ers unveil the first in-stadium 8K replay system

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Even with fan presences limited or eliminated due to COVID, sports stadiums continue to host games. Now Levi’s Stadium — which launched as a “ temple of football and high technology ” six years ago — where the 49ers play is leaping forward with the first 8K replay system. While the case for 8K in broadcasting and home usage is still controversial , the implementation in Levi’s Stadium is importan

This asteroid is worth an estimated $10,000 quadrillion dollars

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The iPhone 13 could have up to 1TB of storage

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

iPhone 12 Pro deals: This 100GB of data offer is the best option we've seen yet

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iPhone 12 Pro deals don't come cheap. That's why this contract on Three feels so strong.

The Apple Watch SE is already down to $259 at Amazon and Best Buy

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The Apple Watch SE is barely a month old, but that isn’t stopping retailers from making the mainstream smartwatch a little more affordable. Amazon is selling the Apple Watch SE for $20 off, starting at $259 for a 40mm GPS version. It’s also available at Best Buy for a similar discount . The $20 price drop applies at both stores regardless of size, color, strap or connectivity, so you’ll get some

Lego have created an adorable Baby Yoda set

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Microsoft Teams now lets you hide from your nagging colleagues

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New activity status option allows Microsoft Teams users to appear offline.

Rain launches app for its network

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Rain has made a step towards making the lives of their users easier with their new app

On Star Trek: Discovery, You Really Can't Go Home Again

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This week, Star Trek: Discovery reunited the disparate halves of its cast for an emotional chance to take stock of their unprecedented situation. The crew has arrived in the future and is headed to the ancestral home of the Federation—but as we so often learn when we return to our roots, they come to the stark… Read more...

First Look: Will Kokoon's Nightbuds Improve on Its Sleep Headphones?

How-To Geek / 11h
Earlier this year, Kokoon released its Sleep Headphones. Designed to aid sleep and relaxation, they exceeded expectations, and a well-received inaugural product was launched. Now, Kokoon is set to release its Nightbuds, which are available over on Kickstarter for $149 (early bird pledge). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to mount a QEMU virtual disk image

23How-To Geek / 11h
Let’s say you discover critical business data in a legacy DOS spreadsheet file, and Excel can’t read the file. If the legacy program originally ran on DOS, you might boot a copy of FreeDOS, and install the legacy program there to extract or export the data to a common file format, like a comma-separated CSV file. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Holiday 2020: 11 Handy Christmas Gifts for the Hiker in Your Life

How-To Geek / 11h
Hiking along rocks and roots is always a great way to recharge and get in touch with nature. So, help your favorite hiker spend more quality time outdoors with these thoughtful gifts. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Jabra Elite 85t review: Noise-blocking comfort that rivals the best

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Jabra proved its true wireless mettle with the Elite 65t earbuds in 2018. The company, better known for headsets than headphones, had a worthy contender with its debut model. It returned in 2019 with the vastly improved Elite 75t , and once again earned high marks. But one key feature was missing: active noise cancellation (ANC). Jabra is filling the void now with the Elite 85t ($230), a set of w

No One Loves Me in This Nightmare Mask From 1999

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You may remember the Rejuvenique Facial Toning Mask from creepy infomercials in 1999 starring Linda Evans . “If you get the idea of what doing eight situps a second would do for your stomach, you have an idea what Rejuvenique would do for your face,” a smarmy salesman tells Evans, in response to why a person would want… Read more...

Sinch announces Conversation API to bring together multiple messaging tools

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As communicating with customers across the world grows ever more challenging due to multiple channels, tools and networking providers, companies are looking for a way to simplify it all. Sinch , a company that makes communications APIs, announced a new tool this morning called the Conversation API designed to make it easier to interact with customers across the planet using multiple messaging pro

LightDeck Diagnostics has $11 million for its new, high-speed, way to test for COVID-19, sepsis, and heart attack

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LightDeck Diagnostics , a company formed earlier this year from the merger of startups mBio and Brava Diagnostics, has raised $11 million in funding for a new high-speed COVID-19 test, according to a statement. The company’s novel test uses planar wave guide technologies to rapidly assess the presence of specific pathogens in a patient. After collecting a patient sample, a user places the sample

There's $250 off one of the world's best electric scooters at Best Buy right now

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Best Buy has slashed the price of the Segway Ninebot ES2-N in its early Black Friday sales.

BBC issues staff with new social media guidance

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Staff will not be allowed to express a personal opinion on politics or other controversial subjects.

Avianca Increases Stake In LifeMiles Loyalty Program

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Avianca has just increased its stake in the LifeMiles loyalty program, according to a new regulatory filing . This shouldn’t have any major implications for members, but it’s an interesting development nonetheless. Avianca now owns 89.9% of LifeMiles Avianca has just increased its equity stake in LifeMiles by 19.9%, at a purchase price of $195 million. That includes: $26.5 million paid with cash

It Looks Good, but the Pricy Our Place Pan Flops

100+Wired / 11h
Yes, the design is very stylish, but for the money you should really just buy an All-Clad.

Amazon is matching many of Best Buy's early Black Friday deals

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Best Buy kicked off its first early Black Friday sale this morning, and as luck would have it, Amazon’s matching a number of the deals. Yes, we’re aware that we still have a few days left in October, but many retailers are ushering in the holiday shopping season early. Really, it began with Amazon Prime Day a few weeks ago and now we’re seeing more and more deals pop up each week. In addition to

Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebel Wilson, Darren Criss, and Baron Davis are backing an LA-based weed soda company

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Celebrity investors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebel Wilson, Ruby Rose, Darren Criss, Baron Davis, Tove Lo, and Casey Neistat have come together to back the Los Angeles-based thc-infused drink company, Cann , the company said. It’s the latest in a string of deals that show the strength of the market for alternative intoxicants — at least in California. News of the funding follows yesterday’s anno

Microsoft now lets you bring your own data types to Excel

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Over the course of the last few years, Microsoft started adding the concept of ‘data types’ to Excel, that is, the ability to pull in geography and real-time stock data from the cloud, for example. Thanks to its partnership with Wolfram, Excel now features over 100 of these data types that can flow into a spreadsheet. But you won’t be limited to only these pre-built data types for long. Soon, Exc

How to Use Sound Recognition on iPhone

100+How-To Geek / 11h
Sound Recognition, first introduced in iOS 14, lets iPhone users with hearing loss receive visual alerts when the iPhone detects certain sounds like smoke alarms, sirens, door knocks, and dogs barking. It does this with onboard intelligence, so no network connection is required. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New York’s LaGuardia Airport now offers COVID testing — and it’s free

200+The Points Guy / 11h
COVID testing plays an important role in restarting the travel industry. However, in many parts of the country , getting a fast, reliable and affordable COVID test remains a challenge. That’s no longer the case if you’re traveling through New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The Port Authority along with NYC Health and Hospitals and the New York Tracing Corps inaugurated a new testing facility at LGA on

Chrome for Android is getting an amazing new screenshot option

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Google is testing new site grabbing feature

This popular password manager will now tell you if your data has been compromised

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NordPass Premium users will now have access to Data Breach Scanner, a new tool that informs them when their credentials have been leaked.

NASA discovers bizarre molecule in the atmosphere of Titan

SlashGear / 11h
NASA scientists have discovered an extraordinary molecule in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. The molecule has never been detected in any other atmosphere in the solar system. The rare molecule is called cyclopropenyliden. It’s a simple carbon-based molecule that could be a precursor to more complex compounds that could form and feed possible life on Titan. Cyclopropenyliden in the … Contin

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are $70 off – cheaper than on Amazon Prime Day

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The Sony WH-1000XM4 has never been this cheap - snag these headphones by Sunday on Amazon or Best Buy for $278, a price you likely won't see again in 2020

7 ways to make your next ski trip better than the last

The Points Guy / 12h
So you took a ski trip and it … wasn’t perfect. That’s OK, we’ve been there, too. We’ve had ski trips with busted knees, illnesses, bad equipment, long lines, winter weather that cut the trip short ( or trapped us there ) and experienced tears or complaints from kids (or partners) that just weren’t loving the experience. And yet, we return to the mountains year after year because when things go w

The iPhone 12 Pro Is, Dare I Say It, a Near-Perfect Phone

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Phones are expensive. Most people upgrade every few generations, and they want a phone that will take great photos, support the latest software, and won’t shit the bed after just a couple years. Read more...

Amazon's Echo Show and Fire TV devices hit all-time lows in Alexa birthday sale

Amazon Alexa Echo Fire
100+Engadget / 12h
Now may be a great time to pick up that Amazon device you’ve been eyeing, because the e-commerce giant is selling several Echo Show and Fire TV models at deep discounts to celebrate Alexa’s birthday. Amazon first announced the voice assistant in 2014, and it’s celebrating its sixth birthday on November 6th — think of these deals as an extended sale that makes the devices available at much lower p

This 65-inch 4K TV is on sale for $249.99 in early Black Friday TV deal at Best Buy

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Score an early Black Friday TV at Best Buy like this 65-inch 4K TV that's on sale for just $249.99.

NHS Covid-19 app to issue more self-isolate alerts

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Officials have decided to lower the threshold at which stay-at-home notifications are served to users.

Hennessey has created a $225k Ford Bronco with a 758HP V8 engine

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SlashGear / 12h
This is not an ordinary Ford Bronco. This is the latest creation of Texas-based tuner and supercar maker Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), and it’s called the Bronco Velociraptor. After bewildering our senses with its Jeep Gladiator Maximus, Ram TRX Mammoth 6×6, and Venom F5 supercar, the mad scientists at Hennessey have given the newest Bronco a proper supercharged V8 engine. … Continue r

Is this what the future of Windows 10 will look like?

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A concept video has emerged for Windows 10 “Sun Valley”, showing a fresh new look for Microsoft.

Indian Army goes Atmanirbhar with an inhouse WhatsApp-like messaging app

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With the new messaging app, the Army wants to control data leaks and wants to ensure that the sensitive info remains within the country.

SABC wants to expand the definition of "TV" for TV licences

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The broadcaster wants you to pay for watching Netflix on your smartphone

Coach Passengers May Now Use The First Class Lavatory On United Airlines

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Airline lavatories are usually pretty simple. To be sure some passengers fail to use them , sometimes they're inoperative and sometimes other passengers stink them up , but for the most part they work the same way. The only thing that confuses passengers is which one are they allowed to use ? This long-controversial question has been settled on United Airlines: to reduce bunching of passengers wa

United Airlines Updates Its Lavatory Policy

500+One Mile at a Time / 12h
As noted by @BrianSumers , you’ll soon have more freedom to relieve yourself on United Airlines flights… Everyone can now use United first class lavatories As of November 1, 2020, United Airlines customers will be allowed to use lavatories anywhere on the plane, including in a different cabin. In other words, economy passengers can use first class lavatories, and vice versa. This policy is intend

Tactile pregnancy test prototype allows blind and partially sighted women to check results privately

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The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has built a tactile pregnancy test prototype, which allows users to feel their results. The test features nodules that become raised when the result is positive. The prototype is part of RNIB's Design For Everyone campaign, which challenges designers and businesses to put accessibility first. Read more... More about Design , Accessible , Pregnan

How To Prepare For and Fight a Ransomware Attack

60How-To Geek / 12h
Ransomware is devastating, expensive, and on the rise. Protect yourself from infection with our guide, but plan for the worst too. Make sure you can recovery cleanly and quickly if ransomware strikes. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

5 Ways to Quickly Open the System Window on Windows 10

100+How-To Geek / 12h
Starting with the Windows 10 October 2020 update, Microsoft has removed the System window from the Control Panel. However, the information isn’t gone forever; it now lives in Settings as an About page. Below are five ways to quickly open the System window on your PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Chromecast with Google TV Fixes YouTube TV's Biggest Annoyance

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I’ve tried pretty much every live TV streaming service out there and ultimately settled on YouTube TV many months ago. Despite recent price hikes and losing certain channels, it remains the best choice for my family’s watching habits. That said, the app itself pisses me off daily. Or at least it used to until I got the new Chromecast with Google TV. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The economics behind hotel loyalty programs (with insights from a former Marriott VP)

44The Points Guy / 12h
In the past, I’ve reported on how loyalty programs are becoming even more important to airlines during the coronavirus pandemic . But after a discussion with Jeff Borman — the former VP of Revenue Management at both Marriott and Hilton — I’ve come to realize that it’s even more important to hotel groups. After all, in Borman’s own words: “Hotels own customers, not real estate.” But there’s more t

GetYourGuide closes $133M convertible note as travel startups continue to weather the Covid-19 storm

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On the heels of Germany announcing another lockdown to try to contain the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in the country, one of the hottest startups in its capital city is announcing the closing of a large convertible note to help it keep moving forward. GetYourGuide , which in brighter times runs a thriving and viral business curating, selling tickets for, and running walks and other exploration e

Amazon Prime Video reminds us we don't own the TV shows and movies we buy

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Amazon Prime Video explains its terms of service for purchasing content in a motion to dismiss a lawsuit.

Dolby On app gets a major update for greater creative control

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Dolby On is now available for Android users in India to stream high quality music from their phones.

This company wants to use fake VPN instances to deceive cybercriminals

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TrapX Flex promises to be the industry's first deception-as-a-service tool.

How to Get Started With Dungeons & Dragons

500+Wired / 12h
D&D can look difficult to get into, but with the right tools and a community you can vibe with, it’s much easier than it looks.

These Hassle-Free Speakers Add Cinema Sound to Your Home

100+Wired / 12h
Enclave Audio’s CineHome Pro merges THX-certified surround sound and wireless tech to effortlessly bring you the movie theater audio experience.

ByteDance launches its first gadget in a big education push

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ByteDance on Thursday unveiled its first consumer hardware product, a smart light lamp with a display, that it says is part of its education technology portfolio as the Chinese internet giant continues to expand to categories beyond social video. The Dali smart lamp features a display, camera, and a built-in digital assistant. The Dali smart lamp (in Chinese), which starts at $119, is aimed at sc

Slingshot Aerospace raises $8 million to help it expand to new verticals beyond aerospace and defense

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Austin and El Segundo-based Slingshot Aerospace was born out of a realization that while there is a massive amount of information collected by observation technology aboard satellites, airplanes, drones and beyond, the analytics and turnaround of said info into something actionable often took a long time – sometimes crucial insights that would’ve been valuable in the moment for Air Force pilots,

GM’s Super Cruise Autopilot system outperforms Tesla’s autopilot system

Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Theories suggest Micromax might be rebranding Huawei phones for India

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A new teaser from Micromax reveals a phone design very similar to the Honor 9X, leading many to believe there’s more to this coincidence.

There are gaming laptop deals as low as $419 right now in Best Buy's Black Friday sale

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Best Buy's early Black Friday sale is bringing some awesome gaming laptop deals right now with $200 plus savings.

Xbox Series X stock shortages could last 'for a few months' after launch, admits Microsoft

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Microsoft concedes that Xbox Series X stock will be hard to find on November 10, and possibly beyond.

Why IP leasing will it remain relevant in the IPv6 era

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IP leasing will become a vital connecting link in the IPv6 era due to the network's dependability on Ipv4.

2021 Audi A6 Sport 45 TFSI packs more power and improve styling

2021 Audi A6 Sport
SlashGear / 12h
Audi has unveiled a new entry-level version of the A6 sedan. The vehicle is the 2021 Audi A6 Sport 45 TFSI, and it brings improved styling and more power to the entry for the model line. Audi offers a black optic exterior package standard on the 2.0-liter TFSI version, and it comes with Quattro all-wheel drive, as do all A6 … Continue reading

BT reports fall in profit but increases outlook

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Pandemic hits consumer and business revenues but network investments and increased demand are cause for optimism



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