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Best business laptops 2020: top devices for working from home, SMB and more

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These are the best business laptops available, for any use case.

Cellmate: Male chastity gadget hack could lock users in

21KBBC News - Technology / 4h
The Chinese maker of the toy has updated the app involved, but some users remain at risk.

AT&T's DSL Phaseout Is Leaving Poor, Rural Users Behind

4KWired / 5h
A new report, cowritten by a workers union and an advocacy group, says that the company has limited fiber upgrades to wealthier areas.

Leaked Tesla Memo: Angry Employee Sabotaged Part of Factory

25Futurism / 18min
Under Attack In a leaked email, Tesla’s vice president of legal and acting general counsel Al Prescott warned workers that an anonymous employee “maliciously sabotaged” part of a factory last month, Bloomberg reports . “Two weeks ago, our IT and InfoSec teams determined than [sic] an employee had maliciously sabotaged a part of the Factory,” Prescott wrote. Thanks to the team’s “quick actions,” h

Launch an exciting career in tech with this bundle

20Engadget / 20min
If you’re interested in beginning or furthering a career in tech or IT, you’re far from alone. Thanks to the high pay, countless job opportunities, and growing importance on the world stage, the tech industry is where today’s most talented and driven engineers go in order to create the world’s most exciting and important products. But this means that if you want to stand out from the crowd, you’r

The Xbox Series X is considerably quieter, and more elegant, than you might think

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The Xbox Series X is as quiet as a whisper – and it's a welcome change after years of consoles sounding ready for take-off.

Boeing’s Starliner flight test just got an unexpected crew shake-up

SlashGear / 23min
NASA and Boeing have revealed a crew change for Boeing’s upcoming Crew Flight Test, which will see the CST-100 Starliner transport three crew members to the International Space Station next year. Barry “Butch” Wilmore will be replacing Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson for the flight, joining Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann for the mission. Ferguson was set to command the mission, … Continue reading

New orders for cruise ships could be on hold for some time

The Points Guy / 24min
It’s official: The cruise ship ordering boom is on hold — perhaps for some time. Citing the ongoing impact of the coronavirus crisis , the leaders of the world’s four big cruise companies on Tuesday said they had no plans to order new vessels anytime soon. “I don’t think anybody should be concerned about (orders for) new ships being placed,” MSC Cruises executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago said

Think You Have Privacy Online? If You Don’t Have a VPN, Think Again.

Futurism / 25min
If you don’t have a VPN because you’ve been waiting for the right deal to come along, well, today is the day you should finally take the plunge. That’s because right now, for a limited time, FastestVPN is offering five-year subscriptions for just $50 . How good is this deal? Most premium VPN services cost between $40 and $60 per year . With this offer from FastestVPN you get all the premium featu

Adding Claire Díaz-Ortiz to its partnership, Magma Partners launches initiative to invest in female founders in LatAm

80TechCrunch / 30min
Claire Díaz-Ortiz has been many things over the course of her career — an angel investor, an early Twitter employee (who notably got the Pope on Twitter), the founder of a nonprofit, a published author and an entrepreneur. Now, the globe-trotting, multi-hyphenate polymath is adding “partner” to her list of titles as she joins the Latin American investment firm Magma Partners to head up its invest

8 Reasons To Get The IHG Premier Card

200+One Mile at a Time / 32min
The IHG ® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ) is a phenomenal card — it’s worth getting for the limited time bonus that is being offered right now, and it’s worth keeping for the long term perks that it offers . While a lot of people may not be planning travel right now, there are a couple of reasons to consider getting this card now: It has a reasonable minimum spending requirement, so e

MIT Scientists Making Key Progress on Universal Flu Vaccine

100+Futurism / 40min
MIT scientists just made important progress toward a universal flu vaccine — an inoculation against all influenza viruses at once. When we’re vaccinated against a flu, our immune system generates antibodies that target a protein on the virus called hemagglutinin (HA). It turns out that the difference between a seasonal flu shot and a universal vaccine could be which part of the HA protein a vacci

Tech-publisher coalition backs new push for browser-level privacy controls

64TechCrunch / 41min
Remember ‘ Do Not Track ‘? The tracker-loving adtech industry hopes you don’t recall that decade+ doomed attempt to bake user-friendly privacy controls into browsers. But a coalition of privacy-forward tech companies, publishers and advocacy groups has taken the wraps off of a push to develop a new standard that gives Internet users a super simple way to put digital guardrails around their data.

Damn, It Sounds Like Game of Thrones Actually Improved on Something From the Upcoming Books

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Game of Thrones might have been the most popular show on television for awhile, but nowadays it’s looked at as something of a mixed bag. This is mostly because of the final season , but other decisions in seasons six and seven contributed. Hodor’s swan song was not one of them but it turns out that’s partially thanks… Read more...

Party on With up to $15 off Some of the Best Games for the Nintendo Switch

20Gizmodo / 41min
So, you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch despite the extremely shoddy stock. Great! But now you’ll need some games. The Switch has a great library of excellent games, but many of them are first-party and Nintendo games rarely go on sale. Not so right now, luckily. You can get games like … Read more...

Another reason to quit Facebook: Monopoly misdeeds

SlashGear / 45min
Today we’re taking a look at how Facebook users are finding reasons why to quit the Social Network entirely. Per the latest update from the US Government House Antitrust Subcommittee, Facebook wields substantial monopoly powers and maintains power in ways that are anticompetitive or outright nefarious. Part of this latest set of findings, quotes from Mark Zuckerberg appear as veiled … Continue re

Lilly COVID-19 treatment asks for first FDA antibody authorization

SlashGear / 45min
A new treatment for COVID-19 is seeking FDA emergency authorization, with pharma company Eli Lilly hunting early permission to get its SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody into hospitals. Lilly says that a million doses of the drug, known as LY-CoV555 monotherapy, could be ready in time for treatments in Q4 2020. Before they can be used, however, the US Food and Drug … Continue reading

Boom unveils the XB-1, its supersonic testbed

70Engadget / 50min
The “Baby Boom” is finally here. After six years of development, Boom Supersonic is unveiling its XB-1 demonstrator. The craft is the company’s first supersonic plane, designed to prove the technology ahead of a full-size airliner, Overture. But today is all about seeing XB-1 in the flesh, or as close as you can given the current pandemic -- with a glitzy in-person launch scaled back to an online

Can I Cancel My Regal Unlimited Subscription?

45Lifehacker / 54min
Days after Regal announced the indefinite closures of their movie theaters in the U.S., we now know what will happen to their Unlimited subscription program, launched last July. The good news is that if you’re a subscriber, you won’t be paying for movies you can’t see (or losing rewards you can’t redeem)—but you can’t… Read more...

Ionos launches free video conferencing tool

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Ionos has partnered with the German tech provider STARFACE to provide users with an alternative video conferencing service.

These 24 Planets Might Be Better Places to Live Than Earth, Astrobiologists Say

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Astrobiologists have identified 24 exoplanets that aren’t just potentially habitable, they’re potentially superhabitable , exhibiting an array of conditions more suitable to life than what’s seen on Earth. Read more...

Google Arts & Culture app lets you turn yourself into a Van Gogh painting

56Engadget / 1h
If you’ve ever wondered what your portrait would look like if Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo were to paint it, Google can help you find out. The company’s latest Arts & Culture app update is a set of augmented reality Art Filters you can apply to your face to transform yourself into a famous painting or try on a priceless historical artifact. In all, there are five filters to check out: self-portraits f

American Airlines Pilot Has Pay Docked For Insisting On Masks In The Cockpit

25View from the Wing / 1h
American Airlines passengers have to wear masks throughout their journey - in all areas of the terminal controlled by the airline as well as on board (many airports require masks, too). Cabin crew have to wear masks as well throughout the flight. However pilots are allowed to take off their masks inside the cockpit. Multiple pilots have reported being taken off of trips, forfeiting pay because th

Store All Your Leftovers in Soup Containers

59Lifehacker / 1h
Even though my apartment rarely contains more than two people at a time, I cook as if I’m feeding a family of four. This is mostly due to my line of work, but it’s exacerbated by my tendency to overestimate how much food I can eat at any given meal. Food storage is therefore critical, and while I have tried a wide… Read more...

This High Tech Real Estate Platform Lets Anyone Invest Like a One Percenter

Futurism / 1h
Everybody knows diversification is an essential strategy for building a successful investment portfolio. By spreading your money out across different assets and investment vehicles, you minimize the risk associated with any one investment, enabling your portfolio to weather a lot of storms. Or at least that’s the theory. For over half a century, the reality was that regular investors were only al

Google Assistant gets an incognito-like guest mode

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Google is launching a few new privacy features today that include a refreshed Safety Center that’s now live in the U.S. and coming soon globally, as well as more prominent alerts when the company expects that your account has been tampered with. The most interesting new feature, however, is a new Guest mode for the Google Assistant on Google-branded devices. Not to be confused with giving guests

MSI subsidiary gets caught selling RTX 3080 GPUs on eBay

MSI eBay Starlit Partner
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An MSI subsidiary was caught selling the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 at high prices on Ebay, prompting MSI to release an official statement on the matter.

The Feisty LEGO 'Star Wars' D-O Droid is on Sale for $55.99 on Amazon

Amazon Prime Day 5
20How-To Geek / 1h
LEGO fans and fans of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker can take advantage of a great sale on Amazon today, for the adorable little D-O droid. The feisty one-wheel droid is now available for just $55.99 on Amazon, which is $14 off its normal price. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

DoNotPay's New Email Service Will Get You the Refunds You Deserve

How-To Geek / 1h
DoNotPay, the robot lawyer famous for getting you out of parking tickets, is back with a new service. And this time, DoNotPay wants to scan your emails to save you money. It’ll help you unsubscribe from costly services in one click, or join class action suits against spammers—all without changing your current email address. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Slack Is Getting Stories, Cross-Business DMs, and Discord-Like Voice Channels

29How-To Geek / 1h
Stories, Discord-like voice channels, and cross-business DMs may seem like impractical alternatives to standard working tools, but Slack thinks that the informal nature of these features can help coworkers connect to one another (and keep your nose out of Gmail or Zoom). Slack plans to implement these features in late 2020 and early 2021. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Polar's $500 Vantage V2 Fitness Watch Will Tell You When to Skip Leg Day

22How-To Geek / 1h
While exercise is something nearly everyone should do, we need to work out with moderation. If you exercise too long and too hard without sufficient recovery, you risk injuring yourself. That’s where Polar’s $499.95 Vantage V2 fitness watch comes in; it will help you track recovery time. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Climate Change and Bad Planning Caused California’s Rolling Blackouts

California 2020
Gizmodo / 1h
Amid record breaking heat in mid-August, energy officials cut power to millions of people across California for up to 90 minutes at a time. In a preliminary report released Tuesday, the state’s three main energy agencies unpacked exactly why those blackouts happened. The finding show the state wasn’t ready despite the… Read more...

Gene-editing tool gets its inevitable Nobel

Nobel Chemistry CRISPR
54Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Emmanuelle Charpentier reminds everybody about pandemic safety at the start of a press conference following the announcement of her Nobel Prize. (credit: Pictures Alliance/Getty Images) On Wednesday, the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the Chemistry Nobel to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, who made key contributions to the development of the CRISPR gene-editing system, which h

UK Pledges to Get 100% of Residential Power From Wind Turbines

500+Futurism / 1h
Blown Away U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson just announced a plan to power every home in the country with wind energy by 2030. It’s an ambitious project, and one that will require serious investments in new wind turbines over the next decade, Engadget reports . But if it works, it would be a major step forward in meeting the global carbon emissions goals laid out in the 2015 Paris agreement. Ram

Microsoft says xCloud game streaming for console and PC is on the to-do list

SlashGear / 1h
Earlier this year, Microsoft added Project xCloud gaming streaming to Xbox Game Pass. That roll out came after a long alpha testing period, but even though game streaming is part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate package, it’s only available on Android devices. Given Apple’s rules regarding App Store distribution, it’s safe to say that game streaming won’t be coming … Continue reading

Congress Agrees: Big Tech Is Broken.

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Lawmakers release a scathing report on Big Tech. Here’s what you need to know.

Yeah, 'Emily in Paris' is bad. But the memes are so so good.

44Mashable / 1h
Emily went to Paris and Twitter users went into full-blown meme-making mode. Since Netflix released the first season of Emily in Paris on Oct. 2, people have been sharing all sorts of takes, reviews, and memes about the show online. The consensus seems to be that the 10 episodes — brought to us by Darren Star, the man who created Sex and the City and Younger — are ultimately NOT great. Sure, the

Former Apple engineer and autocorrect creator builds his first app, a word game called Up Spell

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Former Apple software engineer and designer Ken Kocienda, whose work included the original iPhone and the development of touchscreen autocorrect, has created his first iOS app, Up Spell. The fast-paced, fun word game challenges users to spell all the words you can in two minutes and uses a lexicon of words Kocienda built to allow for the inclusion of proper names. A portion of app revenues are al

The Internet Is Broken, and ISPs Are to Blame

33Gizmodo / 1h
Welcome to the big day: The launch of System Reboot, Gizmodo’s new podcast on how to repair a broken world. Read more...

Qatar Airways makes San Francisco its newest US destination

The Points Guy / 1h
Qatar Airways will make San Francisco its newest destination. Beginning Dec. 15, the carrier will offer four flights a week to its hub in Doha. Qatar Airways will fly the 8,087-mile route with Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The carrier’s A350-900s seat 283 passengers, including 36 Qsuite business-class seats and 247 in economy. Flight time is listed at 15 hours, 20 minutes on the Doha-bound leg and 15

Level up your home security with early Prime Day deals on video doorbells

Ahead Amazon Prime Day
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These are the best Amazon deals on video doorbells as of Oct. 7, ahead of Prime Day: OUR TOP PICK: Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Elite —save $100 BEST BUDGET PICK: Blink Mini —save $10 BEST FOR HOMES WITH DOORBELL WIRING: Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro —save $60 If sitting at home all day every day has made you think about boosting your home security, a video doorbell i

Shoot Your Shot With the Best Digital Cameras, According to Photographers

Gizmodo / 2h
Top Product: Sony A7-III | $1,998 | Amazon

Elon Musk Just Dissed Russia’s New Reusable Rocket Design

200+Futurism / 2h
Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos unveiled plans for its reusable “Amur rocket” this week — a design, planned to be completed by 2016, that borrows heavily from SpaceX’s Falcon 9, as Ars Technica ‘s senior space reporter Eric Berger pointed out in a Monday tweet . SpaceX CEO Elon Musk quickly waded into the discourse, throwing some shade at the new design. “It’s a step in the right direction,

The US Army wants to build an autonomous drone charging system

68Engadget / 2h
The US Army is looking to build an autonomous charging system that can support hundreds of drones . It has funded a four-year research project with the ultimate aim of kitting out ground-based vehicles with charging stations that swarms of drones can fly to by themselves. The University of Illinois Chicago landed an $8 million contract from the Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Resea

Actually, the Slack shoes are cute

Slack Cole Haan Instagram
24Mashable / 2h
Nobody asked for a Cole Haan x Slack sneaker collaboration , but we got one, and the shoes fully look like something from a swag bag at a tech conference. People on the internet are not so impressed with the collab, but I have to get something off my chest: The Slack shoes are actually kind of cute. turn your gaze upon the wretched Slack shoe and mute in despair — alex

Intel confirms 11th-gen 'Rocket Lake' desktop CPUs for early 2021

Intel Rocket Lake 2021
100+Engadget / 2h
If you’re looking to upgrade your rig or pick up a new desktop, it may be worth waiting until next year. In a Medium post , Intel has confirmed that its 11th generation “Rocket Lake” CPUs will be arriving in the first quarter of 2021. They’ll also finally match AMD’s third-generation Ryzen chips with PCIe 4.0 support. Clearly, Intel is trying to splash a bit of cold water on AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs

11th-generation Intel Rocket Lake processors are officially coming in 2021

Intel Rocket Lake 2021
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We finally got official word of when we can expect Intel Rocket Lake processors to hit the market – though not much more than that.

Intel's 11th-Gen Desktop Processors Are Coming Early Next Year and They'll Support PCIe 4.0

Intel Rocket Lake 2021
Gizmodo / 2h
Intel announced this morning that its 11th-gen desktop processors, code-named Rocket Lake, will release sometime in the first quarter of 2021. But unlike the 10th generation, this generation will actually provide support for PCIe 4.0. Not much more information was provided beyond that, although Intel did say it would… Read more...

The COVID crash: Why 150 million people could enter extreme poverty by 2022

24Mashable / 2h
While one infected world leader continues to make light of COVID-19 and its effects on the economy, the full impact of the pandemic is only just starting to make itself known. Case in point: An in-depth report from the World Bank, released Wednesday, which estimates that up to 100 million people will be pushed into extreme poverty by the end of 2020 — and up to 50 million more will follow in 2021

The Aston Martin V12 Speedster looks otherworldly-epic out in the wild

20SlashGear / 2h
Aston Martin has taken its V12 Speedster prototype out on the road, and if you weren’t excited at the idea of a super-exclusive windshield-free roadster before, seeing it in action could well change your mind. Only 88 of the limited-edition rides will be built, borrowing hardware from the DBS Superleggera and Vantage lines and weaving it into a unique platform. … Continue reading

The Mandalorian Season 2 leak tips a major Boba Fett mystery mix

SlashGear / 2h
All the pieces seem to be falling into place. The latest leak appeared in an Instagram Story that appeared only in the German Disney Plus account DisneyPlusDE. In that leak, we get a glimpse of a cast list that includes Timothy Olyphant and Rosario Dawson. While these names could signify many things, we’re going to go ahead and explore the … Continue reading

Intel 11th Gen Core “Rocket Lake” to give gamers a Q1 2021 treat

Intel Rocket Lake 2021
SlashGear / 2h
Intel’s next-generation desktop CPU, “Rocket Lake,” is arriving in Q1 2021 the company has confirmed today, giving PC gamers in particular something to look forward to in the new year. The news comes amid growing excitement for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X threatening to overshadow what PC gamers are up to. That’s … Continue reading

Some of the best Nintendo Switch games are now $15 off at Best Buy

Nintendo Switch Amazon
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Save on Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild and more in Best Buy's Nintendo Switch games sale.

YC grad DigitalBrain snags $3.4M seed to streamline customer service tasks

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Most startup founders have a tough road to their first round of funding, but the founders of Digital Brain had it a bit tougher than most. The two young founders survived by entering and winning hackathons to pay their rent and put on food on the table. One of the ideas they came up with at those hackathons was DigitalBrain, a layer that sits on top of customer service software like Zendesk to st

Instagram’s Threads app now lets you message everyone, like its Direct app once did

Instagram 2020 Finolhu
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Last year, Instagram announced it was ending support for its standalone mobile messaging app known as Direct, which had allowed users to quickly create and share messages with friends. Shortly thereafter, the company launched Threads , a new messaging app focused on status updates and communication with only those you identified in Instagram as your “Close Friends.” Now, these two messaging conce

Latest Leak Suggests Apple's Got a HomePod Mini In Store—But Is That Enough?

HomePod Apple APS 12
Gizmodo / 2h
Now that Apple has finally set a date for its iPhone 12 event , new info is coming about other products Apple might release with one leak suggesting that instead of a HomePod 2, Apple will release a cheaper HomePod Mini. Read more...

Qatar Airways Will Launch Flights To San Francisco

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
Qatar Airways has just announced its latest US destination, which is somewhere the airline hasn’t flown before. Qatar Airways adds SFO to route network Qatar Airways has revealed that it will launch 4x weekly flights between Doha and San Francisco as of December 15, 2020 , and it’s already on sale. The new route will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with the following s

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus deal: score unlimited data on EE for a bargain price

Samsung Galaxy S20 One
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This Samsung phone deal provides unlimited data on EE at a market-leading price, blowing everything else out of the water.

Early Prime Day deal: Get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents

Ahead Amazon Prime Day
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SAVE 97%: As of Oct. 7, Amazon Prime members can get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited (normally $7.99/month) for just 99 cents ahead of Prime Day. Non-Prime members can get three months for free (normally $9.99/month) as part of the offer. This just in: One of Amazon's pre-Prime Day hits from last year is back . For a limited time ahead of the two-day shopping event (which begins Oct. 13), P

Nvidia’s BlueField-2 DPUs to accelerate datacenters’ network and storage

AI Nvidia Video
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Nvidia’s GPUs and DPUs to accelerate cloud AI workloads by ‘orders of magnitude’.

Keep Your Stamps in the Box of Envelopes

50Lifehacker / 2h
Last I checked, I have very good credit, but that fact has little to do with fiscal responsibility and a lot to do with automatic online bill pay. Every time I wind up with a bill I can’t set and forget—like the rent at my last apartment—I fail to pay it on time almost every month. And even when I do remember I need… Read more...

Scientists Claim to Invent Hydrogel That Heals Nerve Damage

500+Futurism / 2h
A team of doctors and engineers have developed a new hydrogel that they say might be able to repair nerve damage more quickly and reliably than any other methods. The hydrogel is essentially a porous and water-saturated material that can stretch , bend, and — most importantly — propagate neural signals . In animal trials, the team of Nanjing University researchers found that the hydrogel restored

Zira raises $3.1M for its shift-scheduling service that helps manage hourly workers

Catalyst Zira Raises $3.1M
100+TechCrunch / 2h
This morning Zira raised $3.1 million in a seed round. The startup provides software that helps businesses schedule their hourly workforce in a more intelligent manner. Software often fails to reach non-information workers, so it’s nice to see a startup focus on a somewhat forgotten demographic. General Catalyst and Abstract Ventures led the round, which also saw participation from a number of an

The all-new Apple Watch 6 gets a rare price cut ahead of Amazon Prime Day sale

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Score a rare price cut on the all-new Apple Watch 6 ahead of the Amazon Prime Day 2020 sale event.

These Are 2020's Worst Halloween Costumes

100+Gizmodo / 2h
Halloween might look a little different this year, but terrible costumes are the one constant bright star in the spooky nighttime sky. Many of the usual costume shops have said “To hell with the pandemic!” and are rolling out their latest superhero knockoffs and other ridiculous fashions anyway. Be they “sexy,” silly,… Read more...

Here’s your first look at Boom Supersonic’s faster-than-sound XB-1 demonstrator aircraft

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Boom Supersonic is closer than ever to its goal of introducing supersonic commercial aviation back tot he global stage – the Colorado-based startup unveiled the final design of its XB-1 demonstrator aircraft today. This is a fully functional prototype airplane, which will help the company test out the flight capabilities and systems that will eventually make its Overture supersonic commercial pas

AT&T offloading DirecTV could be a “fire sale” as company weighs low bids

100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / AT&T's logo and share price displayed on a monitor at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) AT&T is reportedly moving ahead with its plan to sell DirecTV despite receiving bids that value the satellite division at less than one-third of the price AT&T paid for it. AT&T bought DirecTV for $49 billion in 2015 and has lost seven million T

What Is Google Workspace, and Does It Fully Replace G Suite?

G Suite Google Workspace
58How-To Geek / 3h
For over a decade, G Suite was Google’s collection of professional productivity tools. As the way people work has evolved, so has G Suite. To signify this transformation, Google rebranded the service as “Google Workspace.” Let’s take a look. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PlayStation Trophies are changing today: Here’s what to expect

25SlashGear / 3h
PlayStation Trophies have been around since the days of the PlayStation 3, and for the most part, they’ve remained unchanged all this time. That’s changing later today, as Sony will be rolling out some update to the trophy system ahead of next month’s launch of the PlayStation 5. The changes aren’t huge by any means, as they mostly focus on … Continue reading

Trade your oil in for something healthier with an Insignia air fryer

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See what’s happening on day two of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and get ready for Day Two of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 ! Yesterday featured an incredible lineup packed with trends, insights and opportunities designed to help you build a stronger business. Buckle up folks because we have even more in store today. Heads up: There’s still time to get your mobility mojo working — buy a ticket and dive into today’s events

Unqork’s $207M Series C underscores growing enterprise demand for no-code apps

Unqork $207M Series C
100+TechCrunch / 3h
This week, Unqork , a startup that helps other companies build business apps with a no-code platform, raised a $207 million Series C. The new capital valued the firm at around $2 billion. Even given how much attention 2020 has brought to no-code startups and their low-code relatives, the investment stood out as outsized — and rapid. Previously, Unqork added $51 million to its Series B earlier thi

DoorDash introduces a new corporate product, DoorDash for Work

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Delivery service DoorDash is giving employers a way to feed their remote employees through a new suite of products called DoorDash for Work . There are four main products, starting with DashPass for Work, where employers can fund employee memberships to DashPass, a program that eliminates delivery fees on orders from thousands of restaurants. In fact, DoorDash says it already worked with Mt. Sina

Solvo raises $3M seed round to automatically manage cloud infrastructure permissions

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Solvo , a Tel Aviv-based startup that promises to automatically generate cloud security permissions by analyzing a developer’s code, today announced that it has raised a $3 million seed funding round from TLV Partners and Surround Ventures . The idea here is to analyze the code and generate the least-privilege permissions that still allow the code to run. Currently, Solvo’s focus is on AWS, with

Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna shares her perspective on COVID-19 and CRISPR

Nobel Chemistry CRISPR
76TechCrunch / 3h
CRISPR co-discoverer Jennifer Doudna was named a Nobel laureate in Chemistry today, sharing the honour with Emmanuelle Charpentier . We had the opportunity to speak to Doudna recently at our TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 event, and she shared her thoughts on CRISPR, and how it can be used to test and potentially treat COVID-19, as well as what it may do for our ability to address future pandemics and h

Mercedes' expanded EV plans will include six new models

Mercedes EQS EQE SUV
71Engadget / 3h
Mercedes has made it clear that its electric car plans will extend well beyond initial vehicles like the EQC . The German automaker has outlined its expanded EV plans for the near future, and is promising six new models arriving in relatively short succession. At the high-end will be the EQS (shown at middle), a 2021 parallel to the S-Class with up to 435 miles of range, as well as an EQE “busine

Sleeping with 2020 anxiety sucks, but buying a new mattress could help

Black Friday 2020 Target
24Mashable / 3h
Fall mattress sales live as of Oct. 7: MOST BUDGET-FRIENDLY OPTIONS: Tuft & Needle — 10% off sitewide BIGGEST SAVINGS: Leesa — Up to $500 off mattresses BEST FOR HOT SLEEPERS: Serta — Up to $400 off the iComfort mattress " How to sleep with coronavirus anxiety " was a hot article topic in March and April — back when we were all mere babies experiencing lockdown for the first time. Now that it's O

5 subscription boxes you can try out for cheap at Amazon

Amazon Prime Day 5
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Subscription boxes on sale at Amazon ahead of Prime Day, as of Oct. 7: BEST DEAL: FaceTory Handpicked Korean Sheet Masks Subscription Box (save 53% on your first box) BEST FOR KIDS: MEL Chemistry Subscription Box (save 50% on your first box) BEST FOR PETS: Pawstruck Natural Dog Chew Box (save 45% on your first box) If you got a fresh Amazon Prime subscription in advance of Prime Day , you don't h

Gene-Editing CRISPR Pioneers Get a Well-Deserved Nobel Prize

Nobel Chemistry CRISPR
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On Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their pivotal roles in discovering CRISPR/Cas9, an ancient bacterial defense system that’s been adapted into a cheap and revolutionary gene-editing technology. This is … Read more...

College Going Virtual Means Reaching Young Voters Online. Good

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More potential young voters are on social media than enrolled in college full time.

FIRST LOOK: New British Airways First Class Seat On Just-Delivered Aircraft

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Last month we learned details of the new British Airways first class seat , which will have a door for privacy. They've taken delivery of their first plane with these seats, and photos have leaked. Continue reading ...

The Best Home Printer for Most People

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What is the best printer for most people? Let’s face it: Most people don’t need a printer. At this point, putting ink to paper is pretty pointless and, barring a few specific cases, you’re going to dust off your printer once a month at best. That said, if you want maximum resolution and to ensure your ink tanks won’t… Read more...

‘Euphoric Beverages’ Provide The Alcohol-Free Social Lubrication You’ve Been Waiting For

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For reasons that are pretty self-evident, alcohol consumption has reportedly been on the rise, lately. That means that hangovers and the other negative effects of booze are also on the rise, as are sincere personal pledges to stop drinking the following day. But just because you’re thinking of giving up alcohol doesn’t mean you have to give up the social lubrication and relaxation it provides. Th

This 4K Toshiba Fire TV is down to its lowest price ever ahead of Prime Day

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Who's behind these controversial yard signs in front of the White House?

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George Floyd 2020. Vote for Breonna Taylor. Stephon Clarke ‘20. Six yard signs staked outside the White House urge people to vote this year, but not for a presidential candidate. Instead, couched in the familiar red, white, and blue imagery of political advertisements, the signs ask Americans to vote on behalf of victims of police brutality. Advertising firm Goodby Silverstein & Partners created

MSI RTX 3080 eBay scalping by MSI subsidiary: Who’s to blame?

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An “individual sales subsidiary working under MSI” was found selling brand new MSI RTX 3080 graphics cards on eBay this week. This is bad news for the individual sales subsidiary and MSI, as these brand new RTX 3080 graphics cards are supposed to be sold by MSI direct to consumers for their original MSRP. This situation is particularly unwelcome at … Continue reading

Wednesday's Best Deals: Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Order, The Mandalorian Monopoly, Amcrest Webcam, Rael Pimple Patches, Amazon Music Unlimited, and More

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A Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order and The Mandalorian Monopoly lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

15 best Apple Watch accessories to pair with your smartwatch

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Take your timepiece to the next level with one of these 15 great Apple Watch accessories.

Wednesday's Best Deals: Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Order, The Mandalorian Monopoly, Amcrest Webcam, Rael Pimple Patches, Amazon Music Unlimited, and More

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A Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order and The Mandalorian Monopoly lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

The first PlayStation 5 teardown reveals some hardware secrets

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The PlayStation 5 comes with everything seen here. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. From Sony! [credit: Sony / Youtube ] We're still a bit over a month away from the official launch of the PlayStation 5, but we've already got the first public teardown of the console hardware courtesy of Sony itself. The Japanese video (with English subtitles) Sony posted Wednesday morning answers q

Meet the XB-1: A prototype for a modern supersonic passenger jet

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Boom Supersonic revealed its XB-1 flight demonstrator on Wednesday. [credit: Boom Supersonic ] Boom Supersonic will roll its XB-1 demonstrator aircraft out of its facilities in Centennial, Colorado, on Wednesday and reveal the vehicle publicly for the first time. The rollout marks the handoff from the design, development, and build phase to testing, said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and chief execu

The PS5's removable stand is causing an uproar – but does it matter?

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The PS5 features a removable screw to let players stand it vertically, which has become the subject of mild debate.

SSD vs HDD vs SSHD: which to use in your PS4 or PS4 Pro

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Not sure which kind of drive to slot into your console? We’ve considered all the options.

Save £10 on a Nintendo Switch Lite in this early Amazon Prime Day deal

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The handheld-only Nintendo Switch is currently £10 off at Amazon UK ahead of Prime Day.

The Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to the two women who pioneered CRISPR gene editing

Nobel Chemistry CRISPR
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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded today to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing” called CRISPR. Genetic scissors: The Nobel Committee cited Doudna and Charpentier for an “epoch-making” experiment in 2012 in which they determined how to use CRISPR to cut DNA at sites of their choosing. Since then, the “genetic scissors” techn

What to Do if Your Kid Has a Concussion

60Lifehacker / 3h
There’s a reason why parents insist that kids wear helmets while riding bikes or scooters, and why many have become more hesitant before signing them up for Pee Wee football. We’ve learned a lot about concussions in recent years and, as parents, we’d really rather our children not experience head injuries. Read more...

The Future of Software Is at Stake in Google’s Latest Trip to the Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court will finally hear arguments in a case that could rewrite the rules of software development as we know it. On Wednesday, Google will defend its use of Java code in the development of the Android operating system. Oracle claims that code is protected intellectual property, and if the court agrees,… Read more...

Netflix faces a criminal charge over controversial movie ‘Cuties’

1KEngadget / 3h
Netflix has recently been the target of criticism over a controversial movie called Cuties . Now, the company is facing a criminal charge over the film. A grand jury in Tyler County, Texas has indicted Netflix. The company knowingly promoted “visual material which depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age

The key to digital transformation

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As we move into a post-pandemic digital world, companies simply cannot afford to take the pedal off the gas of their digital transformation.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A launches in South Africa

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South Africans can get their hands on the Xiaomi Redmi 9A for R1,000

British Airways Introduces First Class Suite With Door (Pictures)

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British Airways now has its first plane featuring first class seats with doors… but don’t get too excited. British Airways’ strange premium cabin evolution Historically British Airways’ first and business class seats haven’t exactly been industry-leading. First class was nothing special , and more like a great business class product. Seats were in a 1-2-1 configuration, and a bit more spacious th

How to Open Mozilla Firefox Using Command Prompt on Windows 10

How-To Geek / 3h
You can launch applications and programs using the Command Prompt—and Mozilla Firefox is no exception. You can also use Command Prompt to launch Firefox in Private Browsing mode or open a specific website on launch. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Middle Schooler Builds Tiny, Working Fusion Reactor

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Jimmy Neutron While nations are spending billions to build football field-sized nuclear fusion reactors — the elusive process of harnessing energy from fusing atoms, rather than breaking them apart — a 12 year old kid from Memphis, Tennessee, just became the youngest person to have ever achieved nuclear fusion, according to Guinness World Records . With just hours left before he turned 13, Jackso

'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' is $10 off for the first time in months

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95Engadget / 4h
One of the most popular Nintendo Switch games to come out this year has returned to its all-time-low price. You can get a physical copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons from Amazon and Walmart for $50, which is $10 off its normal price. The last time it dropped this low was at the beginning of April, shortly after its release. In order to see the sale price, just add the game to your cart at eith

2019 general election: Tories halved spending on Facebook ads

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The party switched focus to YouTube, although spent £2.1m less on campaigning overall than in 2017.

Amazon: Jeff Bezos pressed over union 'spying' by MEPs

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
It comes after a leaked memo suggests the firm is investing in software to monitor union activity.

GlaxoSmithKline tells staff to turn off Covid app at work

200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The company tells BBC News the app is not needed because its workplaces are Covid-secure.

Microsoft probed over aim to double black staff numbers

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The firm is spending $150m on its new diversity and inclusion initiative.

France passes new law to protect child influencers

300+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The legislation regulates the hours young internet stars can work and what happens to their earnings.

Union-tracking software proposed by Amazon

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The firm does not deny the contents of the memo, but says it welcomes staff joining unions.

Big Tech: Between a rock and a hard place

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Whoever wins the US elections, Big Tech is about to get clobbered.

Great Barrier Reef: Can tech help the coral survive?

65BBC News - Technology / 4h
Drones, science stations and monitoring sensors are being used to help buy the reef more time.

Tech tales of love, sex and online abuse in India

300+BBC News - Technology / 4h
A crowd-sourced Instagram art project documents women's experiences of online abuse.

Phone bill charges of £1,200 added 'without permission'

500+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Sally Giles says a subscription service charged her £4.50 each week for more than five years without her consent.

Fighting Covid-19 in Afghanistan over the phone

300+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The charity Teleheal helps fight coronavirus in Afghanistan by providing critical medical advice over the phone.

TikTok ban ruling to be made after US election

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A judge will look at the evidence but not until after the US has gone to the polls.

CRISPR gene editing pioneers win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nobel Chemistry CRISPR
200+Engadget / 4h
CRISPR gene editing promises to revolutionize medical science, and two of its pioneers are getting a prestigious award for their efforts. Emmanuelle Charpentier (shown at left) and Jennifer Doudna (right) have received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their roles in discovering the CRISPR/Cas9 “genetic scissors” used to cut DNA. Charpentier found the key tracrRNA molecule that bacteria use t

Djokovic vs Carreno Busta live stream: how to watch free French Open quarter-final from anywhere now

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Get a Novak Djokovic vs Pablo Carreno Busta live stream at the French Open - no matter where you are in the world and for free. The world number 1 is on the clay in Paris now.

Fiction reads are super discounted in the Kindle Store ahead of Prime Day

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Identify Any Song With Spotify's New Lyrics Search Feature

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Spotify rolled out its new “lyrics search” feature into all of its apps without fanfare, so you’re excused if you had no idea it even exists. (How many of us spend time typing out I would choke on the rinds, but the lack thereof would leave me empty inside into the search fields of our favorite music apps?) Read more...

Prime Day Cometh Early: Get an Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Screen With a Blink Mini Security Camera for Just $50

Amazon Prime Day 5
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European antitrust regulators settle with Broadcom a year after ‘interim measures’ flex

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A European antitrust probe of chipmaker Broadcom has been settled at an impressive clip, a little over a year after formally kicking off. The Commission announced today it has accepted commitments from the U.S. chipmaker to suspend all existing agreements containing exclusivity or quasi-exclusivity arrangements and/or leveraging provisions concerning Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) for TV set-top boxes

Polar's Newest Smartwatch Sounds Perfect for Fitness Wonks

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While some of us are perfectly happy with closing basic activity rings, there are also data nerds among us who love to comb through a mountain of metrics to measure progress. For those folks, there’s Polar’s latest flagship smartwatch, the Vantage V2. Read more...

Prime Day Cometh Early: Get an Amazon Echo Show 5 Smart Screen With a Blink Mini Security Camera for Just $50

Amazon Prime Day 5
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Amazon Echo Show 5 + Blink Mini | $50 | Amazon Prime Day Exclusive Read more...

The most flexible airline and hotel loyalty programs for pandemic (and post-pandemic) travel

The Points Guy / 4h
Travel flexibility is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic . Country by country and even state by state restrictions can change on a dime, so being able to cancel or change your award flight or hotel night is a huge benefit. Thankfully, most travel companies have already modified change policies in response to the pandemic , but some are still better than others. In this artic

Polar Vantage V2: release date, price, news and features

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An advanced multi-sports watch that's smart enough for everyday wear.

Polar releases super-light new fitness tracker, packed with advanced features

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The Polar Vantage V2 is a powerful multi-sports watch, but doesn't look like one.

How to Lock Down Your AWS Resources

How-To Geek / 4h
AWS is a very secure ecosystem, but they can’t guarantee that what you do in the cloud is going to be secure. That responsibility is left up to you, although AWS will try to nudge you in the right direction. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Hotels Give Up Easy Money Restricting Award Availability Like It’s The Before Times

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With hotels around the world hurting, and occupancy down and recovery stalled , you'd think a hotel would want revenue anywhere it can get it. When members redeem points, the hotel chain pays the hotel for the room the guest is using. Yet hotels that used to shun award guests aren't now welcoming them with open arms. I suspect they're just not paying attention well to their own businesses. Contin

Polar's latest flagship fitness watch focuses on workout recovery

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These days, the majority of wearables updates center on evolution rather than revolution since most of them are already plenty good enough. Polar’s newest flagship multi-sport watch, the Vantage V2, embraces this idea with a greater focus on the period of time around your workout. The emphasis is on determining whether you’re ready to do a full workout, and when you’ll feel the benefit of going h

'Blair Witch' is headed to Oculus Quest VR ahead of Halloween

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While trick-or-treating may be off the table this year, at least you can enjoy the creepy Blair Witch game in VR on the Oculus Quest. Developer Bloober Team says the VR-enhanced title will hit Oculus Quest store on October 29th for $30, and it will eventually reach other virtual reality platforms soon. Naturally, the game has been reworked to take advantage of the immersion of VR. You’ll be able

Google Chromecast Review: A Streaming Device That Gets Better the More It Knows

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
The new $50 gadget encapsulates a modern quandary: It wants to help you find content to watch. But you have to be willing to share your data.

Virtuix Omni One is a 360-degree VR treadmill to bring the Holodeck home

25SlashGear / 4h
A new home virtual reality treadmill could help turn your living room into a Holodeck, with the Virtuix Omni One offering a consumer version of the infinite-walk tech. Omni Pro made waves for its ability to unlock virtual environments for limitless exploration – regardless of the size of the room you’re in – thanks to its omni-directional treadmill system. Whereas … Continue reading

PlayStation 5 teardown sees Sony reveal some new console secrets

24SlashGear / 4h
The launch of the PlayStation 5 is coming up fast, and today, Sony is giving us an up-close look at the new console. Sony has published a teardown of the PlayStation 5 that takes inside and lets us take a peek at the hardware that makes the console run. This isn’t the first time Sony has done something like this, … Continue reading

Uber still sees micromobility and AVs in its future, and could push Prop 22 beyond California

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Uber made headlines earlier this year when it offloaded Jump, the shared bike and scooter unit that once appeared to be a critical piece of its transportation. Despite that move, Uber still sees micromobility as “really important” to the company, according to Uber Director of Policy, Cities and Transportation Shin-pei Tsay, who joined TechCrunch on the virtual stage of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020.

Polar Vantage V2 sports watch revealed with new design and power

SlashGear / 4h
The Polar Vantage V2 was revealed with a “stunning lightweight premium design” right out the gate. This device has advance performance testing and splits its focus between training, recovery, and “life.” This smartwatch works with the full suite of Polar service as well as your average everyday smartwatch features. This watch is 52-grams heavy – that’s 21% less than the … Continue reading

Sony's PlayStation 5 teardown shows how to add storage and clean out dust

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Be sure to turn on captions in the above video if you don't understand Japanese; the captions are in English. First impressions are important, and the inescapable first impression left by the PlayStation 5 is: Wow that thing is big . Sony released a teardown video for its upcoming console, and it amounts to a guided tour through the hardware's innards. You'll never see most of this stuff in the c

PS4 extended storage vs backup storage

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Not sure how to use an external drive with your PS4? We weigh up the different methods.

The Right Stuff feels familiar as 1960s prestige TV comes to Disney+

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John Glenn (played by Patrick J. Adams) attends a test pilot briefing at Langley Air Force Base. Glenn would be picked as one of America's first seven astronauts. [credit: National Geographic/Gene Page ] It was Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff that told me the reason airline pilots all sound the same is because they're all emulating the West Virginia drawl of test pilot Chuck Yeager. Published in

Wyndham Rewards Promo: Stay Twice, Earn 7,500 Bonus Points

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While Wyndham is the largest hotel franchising company in the world in terms of number of properties (the company has 9,300 hotels in 90 countries), I don’t talk all that much about its loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards. Wyndham Rewards has now launched its latest promotion, valid for stays over the next few months. If you have any travel planned that might include Wyndham properties, this is defi

SpaceX will build missile tracking satellites for the US military

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The Amazon Echo Show 5 plummets to its lowest ever price in this amazing smart speaker deal

Amazon Alexa Prime Day
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Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Show 5 smart display ahead of Prime Day.

Checking out of 'Room 104': HBO's coolest TV show packs its bags

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There are two ways to check out of a hotel room. You can do it meticulously: towels in the tub, keys at the front desk, a tip left for the maid. Or in a hurry: sheets in a tangle, trash on the ground, one or more of your things lost in the last-minute chaos. On Oct. 9, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. ET, checkout time will arrive for Room 104 . HBO announced the show’s cancelation in mid-May, and the cast and

How to Automatically Change Your Apple Watch Face During the Day

How-To Geek / 4h
If you regularly use different watch faces for different times of the day, you might be tired of switching between them manually. What if Apple Watch did this automatically? Here how to automatically change your Apple Watch face during the day. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

5 Ways to Secure & Protect Sensitive Data on Your Server

How-To Geek / 4h
Server security is vital to survival in today’s world. Protecting your server from hackers armed with the newest exploits is a never-ending job, but there are a few steps you can take to catch most of the attacks coming your way. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Holiday 2020: The Best Tech Gifts for Readers

21How-To Geek / 4h
If the bookworm in your life has plowed through their to-read list and is always looking for their next read, maybe they’ll enjoy one of these book subscriptions or an eReader. Or maybe a new reading lamp. Ooh, or a mug that keeps your tea warm all day while they read! These picks should keep the book lover in your life busy all winter (and beyond!). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: 15 Useful Gifts for Avid Bakers

How-To Geek / 4h
The holiday season is great for bakers because it’s packed with reasons to make delicious treats. If you’re shopping for a baker, it’s also a great excuse to gift them supplies, so they can keep making yummy desserts for everyone! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Watch Tonight's Vice Presidential Debate

84Lifehacker / 4h
Somehow, it has only been a week and a day since the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season. If you watched it, you may even still be recovering from the chaos. Well, it’s time to regroup, because the first and only vice presidential debate is on tonight . Here’s what to expect from the face-off between… Read more...

Apple brings Health Records to iPhone in the UK and Canada

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Apple has added support for the Health Records feature of its Health app on iPhones in two new markets – the UK and Canada . The electronic medical records feature originally debuted in the U.S. in 2018, and the company says that it’s now supported by over 500 institutions across that country. At its debut in its two new markets, it’ll be supported by three hospitals in Canada and two in the UK,

Envisics nabs $50M for its in-car holographic display tech at a $250M+ valuation

Envisics AR Holographic
100+TechCrunch / 4h
The jury is still out on what might become the most viable business models for augmented reality technology, but in the meantime a startup out of the U.K. is betting one big area will be in vehicles, in the form of holographic displays. And today it is announcing a significant round of funding from strategic investors to fill out its vision (so to speak). Envisics , which brings together technolo

The Sched-rules: Scheduling meetings to build the best relationships

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Scheduling meetings is often more difficult than it needs to be.

Google update wants to make surfing the web much more private

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Google has confirmed that new privacy solutions are now available for experimental testing.

Volvo and Polestar’s electric Tesla rivals get their official EPA range results

SlashGear / 4h
Two of the most eagerly-anticipated new electric cars of the year have their official US range figures, with the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge and the 2021 Polestar 2 finally getting EPA test results. The two EVs could reasonably be described as cousins, given their similarities under the sheet metal and indeed in the cabin, with Polestar being Volvo’s electric collaboration … Continue reading

Make Your Popcorn With Too Much Oil

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With the exception of my weekly Bake Off viewing, I don’t spend my free time watching very much food content, and I usually avoid any sort of celebrity cooking video. Having a lot of money is the ultimate hack, so—unless they’re the Barefoot Contessa or some other rich food personality—they rarely have any reason to… Read more...

David Denman shares what it was like playing Roy on 'The Office'

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Harness the true power of 5G with the Motorola G 5G Plus smartphone

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Harness the true power of 5G with the Motorola G 5G Plus- a powerful, yet affordable 5G phone.

Marriott Bonvoy Card Showdown: Bold Vs. Boundless

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The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card are both co-branded personal credit cards issued by Marriott and Chase , and in this post I wanted to provide an in-depth comparison of the two cards. This is especially worthwhile in light of the Bonvoy Boundless Card offering its best-ever bonus . If you want to read about the individual cards, check out my indiv

Slack wants to redesign the way you work from home

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Stay safe but work smarter with new Slack updates.

Boris Johnson wants to power every home in the UK with wind power

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Slack is experimenting with 'Video Stories'

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80Engadget / 5h
Today marks the first day of Slack Frontiers, the work chat company’s annual customer conference, which is being held virtually this year. In conjunction with the event, Slack has announced several new features such as Slack Connect Direct Messages and Verified Organizations. But perhaps the most eyebrow-raising are a couple of “ experiments ” that Slack is trying out: an option to add an audio f

Researchers turn a Comcast voice remote into secret microphone

75Engadget / 5h
We’ve all heard the urban legend about having a conversation about a product, and then seeing adverts for that product pop up on our browser. The fears that our smartphones are listening to us are unfounded, but it’s quite possible that our remote control is keeping an ear out. At least, that’s what researchers at Guardicore Labs managed, after turning a Comcast XR11 voice remote into a remote mi

Cookbook Review: ‘Sous Vide: Better Home Cooking’ by Hugh Acheson

90Wired / 5h
Looking to level up? The excellent recipes in this book can help you unlock the tech-assisted, and often tricky, technique.

‘Do Not Track’ Is Back, and This Time It Might Work

California 2020
200+Wired / 5h
California’s privacy law says businesses must respect universal opt-outs. Now the technology finally exists to put that to the test.

All Hail 747, Your Hefty Fat Bear Champion of 2020

1KGizmodo / 5h
There can only be one true winner of Fat Bear Week . I’m pleased to announce 2020’s beefiest bear is 747. Read more...

Bespoken Spirits raises $2.6M in seed funding to combine machine learning and accelerated whiskey aging

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Bespoken Spirits , a Silicon Valley spirits company that has developed a new data-driven process to accelerate the aging of whiskey and create specific flavors, today announced that it has raised a $2.6 million seed funding round. Investors include Clos de la Tech owner T.J. Rodgers and baseball’s Derek Jeter. The company was co-founded by former Bloom Energy, BlueJeans and Mixpanel exec Stu Aaro

Slack introduces new features to ease messaging between business partners

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Slack is holding its Frontiers conference this week — virtually like everyone else in 2020 — and it’s introducing some new features to make it easier to message between partners. It’s always challenging to share information with people outside your organization, whether it’s collaboration or file sharing, or any of the things that trusted partners do when they are working closely together. To hel

Kong launches Kong Konnect, its cloud-native connectivity platform

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At its (virtual) Kong Summit 2020 , API platform Kong today announced the launch of Kong Konnect, its managed end-to-end cloud-native connectivity platform. The idea here is to give businesses a single service that allows them to manage the connectivity between their APIs and microservices and help developers and operators manage their workflows across Kong’s API Gateway, Kubernetes Ingress and K

Okta adds new no-code workflows that use identity to trigger sales and marketing tasks

100+TechCrunch / 5h
It seems that no-code is the tech watchword of the year . It refers to the ability to create something that normally would require a developer to code, and replace it with dragging and dropping components instead, putting the task in reach of much less technical business users. Today Okta announced new no-code workflows that provide a way to use identity as a trigger to launch a customer-centric

What is “Jiggle Mode” on iPhone and Other Apple Devices?

How-To Geek / 5h
Jiggle Mode is the app-rearranging mode on the Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and in Launchpad on Mac. Sometimes called “wiggle mode,” the shaking icons are a handy visual indicator that a fixed layout of apps has become fluid and changeable. Here’s where it came from and how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PS5 teardown reveals huge cooling system and SSD expansion bay

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1KEngadget / 5h
You don’t have to wait for a repair shop to see the PlayStation 5’s innards. Sony has conducted an official (and strangely relaxing) teardown of the PS5 that provides more than a few insights into its imminent game console. For one, it has an elaborate cooling system.There’s a large 120mm fan that draws in air from both sides, and a heatsink whose shape and airflow reportedly deliver the kind of

New toothless parrot-like dinosaur species discovered

32SlashGear / 5h
A new species of dinosaur has been discovered that has no teeth and two digits on its upper extremities. The discovery sheds light on a group of parrot-like animals that lived more than 68 million years ago. The strange species had one less finger on each forearm than its closest relatives suggesting an adaptation allowing the animal to spread during … Continue reading

The Best Home Printer for Most People

Polaroid 10 PowerToys
69Gizmodo / 5h
What is the best printer for most people? Let’s face it: Most people don’t need a printer. At this point, putting ink to paper is pretty pointless and, barring a few specific cases, you’re going to dust off your printer once a month at best. That said, if you want maximum resolution and to ensure your ink tanks won’t… Read more...

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, MSC Cruises cancel more sailings

The Points Guy / 5h
It looks like a significant restart to cruising in November is off the table. Citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, three of the world’s biggest cruise lines — Royal Caribbean , Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises — late Tuesday canceled all or most of their sailings worldwide through the end of November. The cancellations came just a day after another big cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line

Netflix's new 'Worth the Wait' section teases content up to a year in advance

53Engadget / 5h
Netflix has just officially launched the New & Popular tab for TVs, which it’s been testing for quite a while now, and it comes with a new section meant to keep users looking forward to upcoming shows and movies. The new row marked “Worth the Wait” will show members what’s coming to the streaming service in the next 15 to 365 days. It also gives them a way to set a reminder for any show or movie

PS5 hardware is finally revealed in this Sony teardown video

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Take a look at the PS5 in this official teardown video from Sony.

Big Hotel Chain Is Building A New Airbnb Competitor. Is It A Big Move By Hilton?

View from the Wing / 5h
Publicis Sapient is hiring a Vice President of Project Management to launch a new home rental platform “n partnership with one of [their] market leading global hospitality clients.” This appears to be a hotel chain with “[a] well-established guest loyalty program.” Continue reading ...

The first DDR5 RAM modules promise faster, more efficient PCs

100+Engadget / 5h
Korean chip manufacturer SK Hynix has unveiled the world’s first 64GB DDR5 RAM modules, marking a big step away from DDR4 DIMMs that have dominated PC memory since 2013 . The DDR5-4800 chips support speeds between 4,800 and 5,600 Mbps with faster potential data rates than DDR4, while using less power. The technology also allows for modules of up to 256GB in size. The JEDEC standard for DDR5 RAM w

Airlines are rushing to add preflight COVID testing. Here’s why it matters.

49The Points Guy / 5h
If you’re planning to travel internationally, odds are that you’re going to need to pack a negative COVID test. As countries begin to reopen to tourists, they want to ensure that visitors aren’t bringing the virus with them. That’s why nearly every country currently open to U.S. citizens requires a recent negative test. Over the past few weeks, preflight testing initiatives have stolen the limeli

Mansory infuses Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe with more power and lots of carbon-fiber

SlashGear / 6h
German tuning house Mansory is at it again. And this time, Mansory has the current third-gen Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne SUV in its crosshairs. Available for the 2017-2020 Porsche Cayenne and 2019-2020 Cayenne Coupe, Mansory’s customization program covers all aspects of the vehicle’s exterior design, interior, and engine performance. It starts with a stock Porsche Cayenne or Cayenne Coupe. Mansor

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) From our stacks: Illustrations from Tales...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) From our stacks: Illustrations from Tales of Edgar Allan Poe . With an Introduction By Hervey Allen and Wood Engravings By Fritz Eichenberg. New York: Random House, 1944.

Thai Airways’ Mysterious Flight To Louisiana

200+One Mile at a Time / 6h
There’s nothing I love quite like a mysterious charter flight, and this one checks all the boxes… Thai Airways’ flight to Alexandria, Louisiana Simple Flying notes that this past weekend a Thai Airways Boeing 777-300ER operated a roundtrip flight between Bangkok and Alexandria, Louisiana. The flight, which had the flight numbers TG8096 (eastbound) and TG8097 (westbound), was operated by a seven y

Cloudflare can now send DDoS alerts for sites under attack

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Paying Cloudflare customers can now set up notifications to inform them when they are being targeted by a DDoS attack.

The X-Men: The Animated Series Art Book Is Here to Give You Mutant Nostalgia

500+Gizmodo / 6h
No matter what becomes of Marvel’s mutants in the comic books or any live-action movies Marvel Studios is undoubtedly dreaming up , the ‘90s animated series that dominated the Saturday morning TV bloc will always be one of the most definitive takes on Charles Xavier and his students. Today, io9 has an exclusive look at… Read more...

Everything you need to know about MSC Cruises’ loyalty program

The Points Guy / 6h
European-based MSC Cruises has made significant efforts to enter the U.S. cruise market with megaships and a new private island in the Bahamas. I took my first MSC cruise back in February with my family of four and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There are plenty of new ships on order for the line, including the World Class ships that will be the second-largest ever built. With many of these ships sure

Cooper FX Arcades review: Plumbing the depths of lo-fi guitar effects

55Engadget / 6h
Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front: Yes, the main conceit of the $329 Cooper FX Arcades is a little gimmicky. It’s a guitar pedal into which you stick cards to apply different effects, kinda like a game console. But while the somewhat novel approach to building a multi-effects unit may have helped Arcades garner attention, this pedal is no mere gimmick. History View this post on In

What is a Log Management Tool, and Should You Use One?

20How-To Geek / 6h
Log files contain a lot of important data about how your infrastructure is performing, but when they’re thousands of lines long, gaining useful insights from them can be hard. Log management tools help fix this problem. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Customize the Bash Shell With shopt

How-To Geek / 6h
If you fine-tune the behavior of your Bash shell with shopt, you can control over 50 settings. We’ll show you how to tailor your Linux system just the way you like it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Safely Wipe and Dispose of Broken Gadgets

40How-To Geek / 6h
Broken electronics are awful, not just because of the material loss, but because they’re very hard to repurpose or repair once something primary has failed. We won’t lie: Sometimes your options for safe disposal of hardware and for securing your personal data are limited. But we’ve created a rough guide on what to do next when your gadget breaks. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

2021 Nissan Rogue debuts starting at $25,650

SlashGear / 6h
Nissan has officially unveiled the third-generation of its Rogue SUV. The vehicle has a “family hub” interior promising utility and comfort for all occupants with four-door Intelligent Key and tri-zone climate control. The line has available enhanced ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link and comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360. Some of the vehicle’s available features include wireless phone cha

The US Army is putting AR goggles on military dogs to better guide them

500+Engadget / 6h
Dogs wearing goggles are the cutest — just look at the photo above. In this particular dog’s case, though, the goggles are more than just an accessory: They’re an augmented reality device designed specifically for use by canine members of the military . See, military dogs are in charge of scouting areas for explosives, but handlers usually need to be nearby to issue commands. The human handlers d

Apple's outgoing entry-level iPad 10.2 is available £80 cheaper in this iPad deal

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The Apple iPad 10.2 from 2019 is available for £80 off, for the data connected 32GB model.

The Jaybird Vista true wireless earbuds are cheaper than ever in latest Amazon deal

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The Jaybird Vista earbuds are some of our favorite true wireless models – and they're cheaper than ever right now.

Vizio OLED TVs are finally on sale – and they're really, really cheap

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The Vizio OLED-H1 is the cheapest OLED TV in the US, retailing at just $1,199 for its 55-inch size.

Hawaii’s Big Island Opts Out Of October 15 Tourist Re-Opening, While Maui Is Still Deciding

93View from the Wing / 6h
We're only a week away from Hawaii's announced October 15 re-opening. The state has said they'd allow arriving passengers to skip 14-day quarantine with a negative Covid-19 test from the past 72 hours. Airlines including United, Hawaiian, Alaska and American have set up testing regimes to help open up travel to the islands. Already Hawaii's plan is partially unraveling and the pandemic yo-yo cont

Super Nintendo World will open next spring in Osaka City

Super Nintendo Japan
29SlashGear / 6h
A very cool theme park is set to open in the spring of 2021 at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka City. Super Nintendo World is a part of the Universal Studios Japan theme park that looks like it came out of a Nintendo video game. The area has a Nintendo character theme and looks like the world from Nintendo video … Continue reading

Kenya is open for US travelers, but you might not want to go just yet

24The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. The beautiful East African country of Kenya has been open to U.S. travelers for a few weeks now afte

5G and the enterprise opportunity

64MIT Technology Review / 6h
Download the full report. “: How leading operators are developing ecosystem, cloud, and AI strategies for winning in 5G” is an MIT Technology Review Insights report that examines how operators are transforming their business and technology environments to deliver 5G enterprise services, particularly focusing on cloud, automation, and the ecosystems that are emerging to drive digital transformatio

Shogun raises $35M to help brands take on Amazon with faster and better sites of their own

Shogun Raises Amazon
200+TechCrunch / 6h
E-commerce has boomed this year , with more businesses and shoppers than ever before turning to websites and apps as a safer, socially distanced alternative during the current global health pandemic. Today, a startup that has built a platform to help individual companies and brands design better websites is announcing a round of growth funding to help them step up to that challenge with faster an

Big tech blows a collective raspberry at the House’s antitrust report

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Big tech has responded to the mammoth antitrust report put out by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee yesterday with blanket denials there’s any monopolistic behaviour or competitive imbalances to see here. Below is a quick run down of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s rebuttals. Among the committee’s (many) recommendations are structural separations and prohibitions on certain dominant platfor

The Morning After: Apple will reveal the 5G iPhone on October 13th

100+Engadget / 7h
This year, more people than ever have started working from home, but for the largely remote Engadget crew, it’s just normal. The devices we can’t live/work without include an air filter, a portable second monitor and a surprisingly clutch laser printer. Your needs may vary, but take a quick look before jumping in the comments with anything we forgot to add. — Richard Lawler Apple will reveal the

Oppo A72 is officially available in South Africa

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The Oppo A72 is officially available through Vodacom, Cellucity and Hi-Online

Regular testing is the key to better software

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Working smarter, not harder – why faster, regular testing and deployment is the key to better software.

ViewSonic M1 mini portable LED projector launched in India

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The company had launched similar products a couple of months ago and appears to be expanding its portfolio in India in recent times.

A Global Data Effort Probes Whether Covid Causes Diabetes

300+Wired / 7h
Dozens of case reports have hinted that the coronavirus might trigger the onset of diabetes in people with no history of the disease.

How to Save Time and Type Faster With AutoHotKey

100+Wired / 7h
One simple tool gives you the power to build your own custom time-saving keyboard shortcuts. Here's how to set it up and get through that drudgework faster.

Grab Chrome 86 right now to gain essential new security features for the web browser

Google Chrome 86 iOS
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The latest version of Chrome is the most secure version of the browser ever

University of Michigan researchers create self-erasing memory

SlashGear / 7h
Researchers from the University of Michigan have created self-erasing memory that could be used to stop counterfeit electronics or deliver alerts for shipments tampered with in transit. The chips rely on any new material that can temporarily store energy and change the color of the light it emits. In days, the memory self-erases and could be erased on demand using … Continue reading

Eero for Service Providers: Eero Wi-Fi mesh targeted at ISPs

60Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / A trio of Wi-Fi 6 Eero Pro devices like these should provide excellent Wi-Fi coverage and performance for nearly any home. (credit: Eero ) This Tuesday, Eero—one of the first and most popular Wi-Fi-mesh providers—announced a new hardware and software program that targets ISPs rather than retail customers. Ars spoke about the new program at length with Nick Weaver, Eero founder and CEO,

India approves multi-billion dollar incentives to attract smartphone manufacturers

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Vendors will be rewarded for making more phones in the country.

Samsung's Galaxy Fit tracker is half price right now

Amazon Black Friday
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Treat tired muscles to a percussion massage with these Addsfit Massage guns, now heavily discounted at Amazon thanks to these exclusive vouchers.

Microscopic photos show the hidden beauty of an invisible world

100+Mashable / 7h
We know that wildlife photos of large mammals and wide open vistas can be breathtaking, but you know what doesn't get enough of a look in? Close-up shots. As in microscopic, invisible-to-the-naked-eye kind of shots. Enter the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition , which celebrates images taken using microscopes and has today announced the winning photos for its 2020 contest. It comes we

Brave browser is now available directly from the dark web

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Privacy-centric Brave browser takes a big step to provide more users with secure access.

Can’t buy an Nvidia RTX 3080? EVGA has a plan to help beat the bots

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EVGA wants everyone to have a fair crack at buying an RTX 3000 GPU, but its new queuing system isn’t a panacea.

DJI Mavic Mini 2 hint suggests cheap 4K drone is preparing for take-off

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The DJI Mavic Mini 2 could be making a surprise landing soon, after a certification filing spilled some revealing clues.

From The Batman to Thor, 15 Marvel and DC movies are now releasing in 2021 and 2022

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When theaters finally reopen, superhero movies are going to have a busy couple of years.

What Is Bokeh in Photography, and How Do You Create It?

53How-To Geek / 7h
Bokeh is a term photographers throw around a lot. It refers to the shape and quality of the out-of-focus area in a photo. It’s most noticeable in how specular highlights and point lights are rendered, but it’s present everywhere. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Citroën Type HG van is oozing with retro appeal

SlashGear / 7h
Not everyone is familiar with the Citroën H Van or Type H produced between 1947 to 1981. However, there’s a smaller number of people who knew of a more compact version of the Type H called the Type G. Unfortunately, the Type G never made it to production, and Citroën canceled the Type G project in 1948. Fast forward to … Continue reading

Virgin is bringing the competition with this 100GB of data SIM only deal for £22/pm

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This SIM only deal from Virgin provides a massive 100GB of data for just £22 a month - an excellent price to pay.

The Dell XPS 13 is going cheap right now ahead of this year's Amazon Prime Day

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If you've been looking for a cheap price on a Dell XPS 13, consider checking out this weeks pre- Amazon Prime Day sales at Dell.

World Of Hyatt Milestone Rewards: Which Are Best?

One Mile at a Time / 8h
One aspect of World of Hyatt that some members find confusing is the Milestone Rewards program. In this post I wanted to provide an in-depth look at how exactly the Milestone Rewards program works, and how you can maximize the value you get through it. What are Hyatt Milestone Rewards? With the World of Hyatt Milestone Rewards program, you receive certain perks when you pass thresholds over the c

Truecaller tops 250 million users

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Popular caller-identification service Truecaller has amassed 250 million monthly active users and 200 million daily active users, demonstrating an accelerated pace of growth in recent quarters even as a global pandemic has hurt most businesses, it said on Wednesday. The service, run by eponymous Stockholm-headquartered firm, allows users to avoid spam calls by identifying the callers and also fil

Online shoppers are being put at risk from lack of payment security compliance

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A lack of compliance with payment security regulations could see consumers details compromised and businesses facing legal action.

Virtuix is developing a home version of its Omni VR treadmill

Virtuix Omni One VR
100+Engadget / 8h
It’s been a long time since we first got to try out Virtuix’s Omni VR treadmill and the company is finally preparing to roll out a more-compact consumer version of the device. It plans to ship the gaming-focused Omni One in the second half of 2021. The system will cost $1,995. Once you strapped yourself in, you can move your in-game character by physically walking or running. The Omni One, which

Researchers find diamonds conduct electricity like metals when deformed

SlashGear / 8h
A group of researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and MIT in the US, among others, has discovered something interesting about diamonds. The team has discovered that diamond could conduct electricity like metal when deformed to strains at the nanoscale. Computer simulations allow the team to show an early proof of concept that mechanical strain applied to diamond needles …

Songs the world loves to run to, revealed

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An analyses of Spotify playlists found which songs and artists are most popular on your daily run

GitHub can now squash even more code bugs before release

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Ten new third-party security tools have been added to GitHub's code scanning interface.

Latest Q Acoustics stereo speakers come with Chromecast smarts and striking looks

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The Q Active 200 stereo speakers are Q Acoustic's first active loudspeakers, with no need for an external amplifier.

Dictionary app Reverso launches desktop app

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Language learning company Reverso is launching its desktop app for macOS and Windows. Like on mobile, it lets you access a translation dictionary and get examples in context. The company has attracted 40,000 downloads in two days. While Google Translate is massively successful, Reverso has managed to attract 20 million downloads on iOS and Android. Most users come from France, Italy, Russia and t

Windows 10 continues its world domination – but Windows 7 refuses to die

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New data shows that Windows 10 use continues to grow – but Windows 7 isn’t going anywhere.

Elvie adds a non-electric breast pump and cups to its growing femtech portfolio

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Femtech hardware maker Elvie has added a softer, hands-free breast pump that uses natural suction to its portfolio two years after launching its debut ‘next-gen’ connected breast pump . The Elvie Curve is described as “a wearable, silicone breast pump that allows for gentle hands-free expression when feeding or pumping from the other breast — or to express full breasts” — suggesting the UK-based

TalkTalk warns broadband prices will rise unless wholesale regulation changes

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TalkTalk urges Ofcom to take action and change regulation to reflect the realities of the post-Coronavirus economy.

YouTube limits experimental features to paid Premium subscribers

92Engadget / 8h
If you’ve used YouTube recently, you know that it really, really wants you to sign up for a paid Premium subscription . Now, Google is providing another incentive by allowing Premium users to try out experimental features still under development (via Android Central ). Up until mid-September , those tests were offered at random to all YouTube users. YouTube has in the past tested upcoming feature

Apple, Samsung among 16 companies to get Indian govt. approval for manufacture of smartphones locally

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Smartphone manufacture is a crucial part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Make in India plans that strives to curb import of cheap Chinese goods

A new social-media platform wants to enforce “kindness.” Can that ever work?

200+MIT Technology Review / 8h
In middle school and high school, Nora Tan downloaded the big three of social media. It was only natural. “I grew up in the age when social media was really taking off,” says Tan, a Seattle-based product manager. “I created a Facebook account in 2009, an Instagram account in 2010, a Twitter account after that when I was in high school.” By the time she reached college, Tan was questioning her dec

Uber is making South Africans prove they're wearing a mask

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Uber has implemented a new policy which will require riders to take a selfie wearing their mask before getting into the car

Intel Rocket Lake CPUs could arrive March 2021 – too late to combat AMD Ryzen 5000?

Intel Rocket Lake 2021
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A leaked Intel roadmap suggests that 11th-gen CPUs are cleared for launch next spring.

Tesla finally launches two-factor authentication

Tesla Musk Two California
90Mashable / 9h
After a long string of delays, Tesla has finally implemented a crucial security feature for its app: two-factor authentication. CEO Elon Musk said in April that the feature was coming "soon," and on Wednesday, Electrek reported that it's now available for Tesla owners. To enable it — which is highly recommended — go to your Tesla account and activate the "Multi-factor Authentication" feature, and

Amazfit Bip U teaser suggests it’s a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch SE

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Amazfit Bip U listed with blood oxygen tracking, 9 days of battery life and more.

Save over $250 on this user-friendly VPN

VPN Passwarden KeepSolid
40Mashable / 9h
SAVE OVER $250: A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for $2.49 per month as of Oct. 7, saving you 81% on list price. VPNs are seriously useful tools for securing your digital world and providing protection for your identity and data. These services can be extremely valuable, but they aren't much use if the interface is ugly or hard to navigate. There are many helpful features that thes

Make delicious fondue at home with this easy-to-use kit

24Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Enjoy delicious melted chocolate with the Emile Henry fondue kit for $49.99, a nearly 50% savings as of Oct. 7. What's better than chocolate? Melted chocolate. Fondue may sound intimidating, but with the right tools, you can become an expert. This kit includes a ceramic pot that heats up quickly over a stovetop flame, in the oven, or over a grill. It also comes with four fondue forks, so y

Sing your heart out with a Bluetooth karaoke mic on sale

40Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Break into spontaneous song with the PopSolo GLOW Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone for $19.99 , a 50% savings as of Oct. 7. Regardless of your natural singing talent, there's nothing more freeing than belting out your favorite song and forcing others to listen. With the PopSolo GLOW Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone , you can have a karaoke sesh anytime, anywhere. This professional karaoke micropho

Keep track of your finances with 82% off a retirement planning app

24Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Get ready for the future with a lifetime subscription to the Plynty Financial & Retirement Planning app for $29.99, a 82% savings as of Oct. 7. In the age of freelancing, remote work, and contracted positions, many of us don't have the luxury of a lofty retirement plan. But there are still plenty of resources to help you set up an IRA or plan your RV retirement adventure — like Plynty . Pl

How to prep for IT certifications that will beef up your resume

45Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Become a tech pro with the 2021 All-In-One AWS, Cisco and CompTIA Super Certification bundle for $99, a 97% savings as of Oct. 7. Earning certain IT certifications can be a great way to prove your knowledge, even if you don't have years of experience under your belt. The 2021 All-In-One AWS, Cisco, and CompTIA Super Certification Bundle can certainly help — it includes 20 courses and more

The James Webb Telescope completes vital environmental testing

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to access Instagram’s retro icons

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Realme expands its AIoT product lineup in India at the Leap To Next Gen event

Realme Pro India BAP
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Realme India just launched a barrage of new products ranging from smartphones and speakers to earphones, TVs and a lot more.

Earth may not be the best planet for sustaining life

25Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Google secretly adds a cool new tab feature to Chrome

Google Chrome 86 iOS
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Managing huge numbers of tabs just became a whole lot easier

Realme 7i and Realme 7 Pro Sunkissed Leather edition launched in India

Realme SLED 7 India
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The Realme 7i, launched today is India's cheapest phone with 64MP quad camera setup and a 90Hz refresh rate panel.

Realme SLED 4K Smart TV 55-inch and 100W Soundbar launched in India

Realme SLED 7 India
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The Realme event that saw the launch of Realme 7i, Realme 7 Pro SE, Buds Air Pro, Buds Pro, and Realme Watch, also featured the 55-inch SLED 4K Smart TV and 100W Soundbar.

Super Nintendo World will open its doors in Japan next spring

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con
300+Engadget / 10h
Nintendo’s theme park was already supposed to be open ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, but like the games themselves, that plan was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Super Nintendo World is set to open in the spring of 2021, again just before the re-scheduled Olympics, the gaming company has announced (via The Verge ). Super Nintendo World will be a “life-size, living video game,”

Realme Buds Air Pro TWS with ANC launched in India

Realme Buds Pro BWP
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Realme has unveiled the next generation of wireless audio products, the Buds Air Pro and Buds Pro in India with active noise cancellation.

New Samsonite backpack uses Google tech to connect with your phone

90Mashable / 10h
Looking for a way to interact with your phone without actually looking at it? Samsonite might have a solution — at least for certain scenarios. The company's new Konnect-i backpack uses Google's Jacquard tech to connect to your smartphone. The Jacquard is a smart module inserted into one of the backpack's straps, and the backpack also has a touch-sensitive part on the same strap. The backpack sup

Eero makes it easier for your ISP to support mesh networking

51Engadget / 11h
While we usually prefer to set up our own routers, the reality is that for various reasons a lot of people end up sticking with wireless networking hardware that comes from their internet service provider. If that’s the case, then at least now more people will have access to Eero’s mesh networking setup, as the Amazon-owned company has set up Eero for Service Providers . The company has partnered

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon leaked to be a unique union of two brands

SlashGear / 12h
As the world’s largest PC maker, it’s not out of the ordinary that Lenovo would have several brands under its name. There’s the ThinkPad that it acquired from IBM ages ago and its own flipping Yoga family of 2-in-1 convertibles. It’s not usual, however, for these lines to cross but it seems that the stars may have aligned and have … Continue reading

Step aside Reliance Jio, now it is Airtel that is after PUBG's India business

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PUBG Mobile was banned in September and PUBG Corp has been trying to revive the game in India ever since. Could Airtel be the saviour?

Samsung Galaxy M Prime to launch in India soon; gets listed on Amazon

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Samsung will expand its popular M series with a new Prime member soon in India. Here’s what we know.