Friday, October 09, 2020

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A Caterpillar With Vomit-Inducing Poison Fur Is Taking Over Virginia

11KGizmodo / 7h
The West Coast is dealing with murder hornets entering a “slaughter phase.” Now the East Coast is getting in on the bad bug action, too, as furry poisonous caterpillars that can make people vomit and feel like they’re going into shock spread across Virginia. More like United States of Ahhh Get These Horror Show Bugs… Read more...

Sony finally reveals which PS4 games won't work on PS5

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2KEngadget / 5h
With just over a month to go before the PlayStation 5 arrives , Sony has at last revealed which PS4 games won’t work on the next-generation console. Thankfully, the list is very short. The 10 titles that won’t make the cut, via @Nibellion , are DWVR, Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One, TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2, Just Deal With It!, Shadow Complex Remastered, Robinson: The Journey

How to Install Linux

100+How-To Geek / 11h
Want to install Linux? It’s an easier process than you might think! You can even try Linux on your PC before you install it. If you don’t like it, just reboot and you’ll be back to Windows. Here’s how to get started with Linux. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Roku Channel free movie streaming app launches on Amazon Fire TV

The Roku Channel Fire TV
SlashGear / 18min
Home entertainment company Roku has announced that its ‘The Roku Channel’ streaming app is now available on Fire TV devices, a somewhat surprising expansion of the app that was originally limited to only Roku devices. Roku first expanded the streaming platform to desktop and mobile browsers, and most recently it launched a standalone Roku Channel app for iOS and Android. … Continue reading

Queen's Birthday Honours 2020: 'Covid-critical' broadband engineers awarded

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Two engineers, and a host of other telecoms workers, are honoured for services during the pandemic.

Southwest Pilot Lent His Shirt To Passenger In A Revealing Top. She’s Mad – And Got A Refund

29View from the Wing / 57min
Southwest put a model in a bikini on the side of one of their planes. Their original flight attendant uniform was hot pants. Their first self serve ticketing machines were called quickies . And they used to refer to peanuts as "love bits." Yet they seem to keep kicking women off their planes over how they're dressed. The woman got a full refund even though she traveled on her original itinerary.

The Boys' Most Fascinating Character Is an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Analogue

Boys Season 2 Stormfront
Gizmodo / 1h
The Boys ’ second season focuses on its titular team of anti-superhero vigilantes waging war against a squad of twisted capes whose ability to skirt public scrutiny is seemingly limitless. But the series does begin to further complicate its political dynamics with the introduction of Victoria Neuman, an upstart… Read more...

Save $10 on the Apple Watch SE Today on Amazon

Gizmodo / 1h
40mm Apple Watch SE | $270 | Amazon 44mm Apple Watch SE | $300 | Amazon Read more...

This May Be the First Lab-Grown Meat to Actually Hit the Market

100+Futurism / 1h
Shrimp Paste For years, there’s been a crowded market of startups racing to bring the first lab-grown meat to market — think Aleph Farms, JUST, and the Bill Gates-funded Memphis Meats. But bringing a product to supermarket shelves has remained elusive. To be fair, it continues to do so. But, according to a new feature in the Los Angeles Times , a Singaporean startup called Shiok Meats may be pois

It's Time to Audit Your Autopay Subscriptions

32Lifehacker / 1h
How many subscription services do you pay for? A study by the tech consulting firm West Monroe found that the average American spends $237 a month on autopay subscriptions, or $2,844 for the year, and most of them underestimate what they think they owe. If you’re not sure what you’re spending, it’s time to audit your… Read more...

Menthol cigarettes ban urged over long-term consequences of minty flavor

SlashGear / 1h
The United States has seen a major decrease in cigarette smoking over the past decade, but the majority of those who stopped smoking reported quitting traditional tobacco cigarettes, not menthol-flavored cigarettes. Menthol is the flavor that managed to escape the FDA’s 2009 ban on flavored cigarettes, which covered things like cherry, chocolate, and other options that appealed to young smokers.

Web hosting prices could be set for a major rise

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With cPanel raising its prices next year, web hosts that offer the control panel could end up raising their prices as well.

Guide To Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards

One Mile at a Time / 1h
There are many perks I love about Hyatt’s top tier Globalist status , though arguably my single favorite perk is the suite upgrade awards that members receive. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how this benefit works. What are Hyatt suite upgrade awards? With World of Hyatt suite upgrade awards, members can confirm an upgrade to a standard suite at the time of booking for a stay of u

The Other Creepy Guy on Netflix's Tiger King Indicted on Wildlife Trafficking Charges

Gizmodo / 1h
Since Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness premiered on Netflix earlier this year, most public attention has been focused on the lives of the series’ prime subjects: Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin . On Thursday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring gave everyone a reason to say, “oh yeah, I forgot about that Doc… Read more...

Scientists Used AI to Create a Hyper Detailed 3D Map of Stars, Galaxies, and Quasars

24Gizmodo / 1h
A team of astronomers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Institute for Astronomy (IfA) has produced the most comprehensive astronomical imaging catalog of stars, galaxies, and quasars ever created with help from an artificially intelligent neural network. Read more...

What to Expect from Apple's October Event (iPhones!)

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29Gizmodo / 1h
Here we go again: Apple’s last event was just a month ago, but on Tuesday, the company will take the wraps off even more new devices . This time, it looks like we’ll get what everyone has been waiting for: new iPhones. Read more...

This 2021 RAM 700 pickup is endearingly urban-sized

20SlashGear / 1h
RAM has a new pickup, and you could well argue that the 2021 RAM 700 is perfectly sized for those who want open bed practicality without a huge footprint. There’s one big problem, however: right now, there’s no sign of RAM actually bringing its new baby pickup to the US. That’s a shame, because from what we’ve seen so far, … Continue reading

The 10 Best Deals of October 9, 2020

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The 10 Best Deals of October 9, 2020

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Top cruise line executive: We’ll be back to full deployment within a year

The Points Guy / 1h
Many cruise lines haven’t operated a single voyage since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. And many have said that when they do return to operations, they’ll do it slowly . But one of the industry’s longest-serving executives on Thursday said he expected his brand, at least, to be back to full deployment by a year from now. “Our ambition is to be fully operational by October (of 2021), even

PS5 Remote Play streaming means big things for PS4 gamers

PlayStation Sony PS5
20SlashGear / 1h
Earlier today, Sony gave us some in-depth details about PlayStation 5 backward compatibility. The company announced the very short list of which PS4 games won’t be playable on PS5, along with confirming which PS4 accessories would work with new hardware. As it turns out, backward compatibility isn’t the only way you’ll be able to play PS4 games on PlayStation 5. … Continue reading

Peloton — Yes, the Exercise Bike — Is Fighting Hate Speech on Its Platform

75Futurism / 1h
Content Moderation Peloton, the digital exercise bike company that went viral for a deeply uncomfortable ad , is now trying to purge its online community of slurs, political conspiracies, and hate speech. While riding on a preset course on a Peloton bike, usernames of people who are currently doing the same or previously took the same ride pop up on the screen — but a troubling number of those us

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: The Generation Gap

36Lifehacker / 2h
For week six of the Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide (“OoTag” to the kids at the cool lunch table), I’m taking a look at the generation gap. Back in the old days, annoying hippies reflexively trashed the values and culture of their parents, with little thought to whether what they rejected was good or bad. Read more...

Helstrom Is an MCU One-Off in Search of a Reason to Exist

Gizmodo / 2h
Once upon a time, there was a multibillion-dollar multimedia corporation that dreamed of creating a wildly successful franchise of movies that could serve as backdrops for multiple spin-off series starring characters who were plucked from the source material’s same shared narrative universe. That corporation was… Read more...

This Infrared Forehead Thermometer Is Just $17 for the Next Three Days

56Lifehacker / 2h
Boncare Infrared Thermometer | $17 | Amazon | Use Code 584QOUMU Read more...

What to buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday Cyber
44Mashable / 2h
Black Friday expert Kristin McGrath has all the details on what to buy on Black Friday and what to grab on Cyber Monday. Read the full story here . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Online Shopping , Black Friday , Holiday Shopping , and Cyber Monday

Microsoft reportedly trying to get xCloud on iOS through a web app

Microsoft xCloud iOS
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Microsoft is reportedly angling to get its xCloud game streaming tech on iOS devices by running it through a web app, which it hopes to launch by 2021.

When Should You Use Gmail Go Instead of the Gmail App?

Google Gmail Available
28Lifehacker / 2h
Google just dropped the lightweight Gmail Go app on the Play Store , offering Android users two options for using Google’s email service on their device. But what’s the difference between the two Gmail apps, and which one should you use? Read more...

Microsoft Is Offering Work From Home, Permanently

21Gizmodo / 2h
Microsoft is the latest of the tech giants to enshrine working from home as a permanent fixture of its operations. Read more...

This Infrared Forehead Thermometer Is Just $17 for the Next Three Days

56Gizmodo / 2h
Boncare Infrared Thermometer | $17 | Amazon | Use Code 584QOUMU Read more...

Prime members - did you know about this early Amazon Prime Day perk?

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If you'd like to get yourself a $10 discount on your next order, check out this cool early Amazon Prime Day members perk.

Microsoft thumbs its nose at Apple with new “app fairness” policy

Microsoft Apple Store
80Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Microsoft sign at the entrance of their Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, California. (credit: Nicolas McComber | Getty Images ) Microsoft this week adopted a whole slew of "fairness principles" for its Windows app store. The list of principles does look like a decent set of guidelines for both consumers and developers—but it also looks a whole lot like Microsoft is taking the met

How Roblox completely transformed its tech stack

92TechCrunch / 2h
Picture yourself in the role of CIO at Roblox in 2017. At that point, the gaming platform and publishing system that launched in 2005 was growing fast, but its underlying technology was aging, consisting of a single data center in Chicago and a bunch of third-party partners, including AWS, all running bare metal (nonvirtualized) servers. At a time when users have precious little patience for outa

First MacBook with Apple silicon tipped to launch with November event

Apple Mac November
SlashGear / 2h
Following rumors about such plans, Apple confirmed earlier this year that it will be switching Macs over to its own silicon in a transition from Intel. In June, Apple said that it expected to release its first models featuring its own silicon by the end of this year, though precise details were absent. A new report suggests that the first … Continue reading

Why Amazon and Panasonic are betting on this battery recycling startup

100+TechCrunch / 2h
JB Straubel, the Tesla co-founder and former CTO, is often cast as the humble and pioneering engineer, the quiet one who toiled away in the background for 15 years on some of the company’s most important technologies. That characterization — which intensified as the hype and media attention on Tesla CEO Elon Musk grew — tells a half truth. Straubel isn’t prone to self-promotion, or even progress

What Does it Mean When Yelp Flags a Business as Racist?

Yelp Behavior Alert
29Lifehacker / 2h
When I’m looking for somewhere new to go to secure any given service, I turn to Yelp . In addition to giving me a read on a business’ overall quality, I can also find out if the business is terrible—as in, run by terrible people, not having crappy service. (Though the two tend to go hand-in-hand .) Yelp has plans for a… Read more...

Pokemon GO Seasons Change event is a Shiny Autumn romp

SlashGear / 2h
Pokemon GO “The Seasons Change” event is ready to roll, starting on October 9, 2020, lasting all weekend. If you’re playing Pokemon GO right now, you’ll likely notice that you’ve got a whole bunch of bonuses coming your way, new Pokemon out in the wild, and the release of a pair of Shiny Pokemon. Bonuses for this event include 2x … Continue reading

A Melting Antarctica Could Raise the Sea Level More Than Expected

1KFuturism / 2h
Rounding Error As rising global temperatures continue to melt the ice in Antarctica, scientists predict that we’ll face serious problems in the coming decades — from rising sea levels to devastating storms to temperatures rising even faster because there’s less ice to reflect heat . Now, it turns out all those problems could be even worse than scientists predicted, according to research published

Yelp Will Now Advise Customers When a Business Is Racist Enough to Land in the News

Yelp Behavior Alert
59Gizmodo / 2h
Yelp will now warn customers that they’re looking at a “business accused of racist behavior”—just so long as it’s been racist enough to warrant a mention in the news. Read more...

You Deserve a Smoked Tea Old Fashioned

54Lifehacker / 2h
Fall is an aggressively themed season. Sure, there are holidays that get an equal amount of theming, but the autumnification of food and beverages lasts for months, and fall-themed flavors tend to be quite sweet. Read more...

British Airways Introduces First Class Suite With Door (Pictures)

1KOne Mile at a Time / 2h
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

Netflix's 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' is too scared to be scary

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Watch out Cloudflare, Cisco is launching a content delivery network service

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New as-a-service offering will allow service providers to deploy their own distributed CDN capabilities.

YouTube, Too, Is Reportedly Turning Into a Mall

22Gizmodo / 3h
The retail apocalypse is here, and the future looks like an antitrust hearing. Not to be outdone by Facebook and Instagram —the now-one-stop-shop for all forms of social media, and also a literal shop—Google, too, is coming for Jeff Bezos’s filthy, unfathomable riches with in-platform e-commerce. Soon after Instagram… Read more...

The Sony A7Siii Is a Dreamy Video Monster

40Gizmodo / 3h
The original A7Siii was my first Sony camera. I got it when I set out to travel the country in a van because I wanted a full-frame camera that could handle photo and video in low light, because I knew I’d never carry a flash. Over the years, as I shifted more and more toward landscape photography and I began to think… Read more...

New Research Shows the Major Benefits of Giving Money to People Experiencing Homelessness

67Gizmodo / 3h
New research from Canada is the latest to show that simply giving money to people in need helps them tremendously. The year-long study in British Columbia found that people who were given a $7,500 cash payment (roughly $5,700 USD) spent fewer nights at a shelter, experienced fewer days without enough food, and secured… Read more...

Apocalypse survivors face their biggest fears in twisted trailer for Stephen King's 'The Stand'

Stephen King The Stand
100+Mashable / 3h
Looking for an eerie new adventure? This might be it. Based on the 1978 dark fantasy novel by Stephen King, CBS All Access' upcoming 10-part miniseries, The Stand, has a group of survivors getting trapped in the struggle between good and evil in an apocalyptic plague-stricken world. Together, they must face their biggest fears, which are brought to life by the mysterious Dark Man. The sleek, hear

Researchers: Some Black Holes May Contain a “Fractal Universe”

200+Futurism / 3h
Fractalverse Writing for Live Science , astrophysicist Paul Sutter explores the mind-bending implications of new research about a hypothetical type of black hole that would contain a “fractal universe” that broke all normal physical laws. “It would be a mini fractal universe, repeating endlessly from large scales to small,” Sutter wrote. “It’s downright impossible to describe what it would be lik

The Stand's New Trailer Finds Hope and Plenty of Terror in Post-Plague America

Stephen King The Stand
100+Gizmodo / 3h
As the real-life pandemic rages on, CBS All Access’ adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand will arrive to remind us just how much worse things could be. Read more...

Should You Sell Your Car If You No Longer Commute?

34Lifehacker / 3h
Have you thought of ditching your old car? It could be the easiest way to shore up your finances by allowing you to reduce thousands of dollars in annual expenses. Of course, most people own cars because they need them, but is that still true for you? The pandemic has killed the commute for many of us, and you might… Read more...

Not Targeted, Amazing Deal: Use Alaska Airlines Wallet Funds To Buy Miles At 1 Cent Each

23View from the Wing / 3h
Several airlines have allowed customers to convert cancelled ticket values into miles. The most useful so far for U.S. members has been the ability to transfer flight credits to miles with Southwest Airlines . Alaska Airlines though has the most lucrative conversion offer to date but it's only available through Monday, October 12. Continue reading ...

Panama reopens for US travelers — here’s what you need to know

The Points Guy / 3h
Panama reopens for travelers on Monday, Oct. 12. Here’s what you need to know for a safe, responsible visit. In This Post “Panama is ready to greet travelers once again,” Tourism Promotion Fund Chairman Fernando Duque said Thursday in a virtual press conference announcing the reopening. “Starting next Monday, we welcome visitors from all over the world. There are no countries restricted for trave

New Chinese browser offers a glimpse beyond the Great Firewall — with caveats

100+TechCrunch / 3h
China now has a tool that lets users access YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google and other internet services that have otherwise long been banned in the country. Called Tuber , the mobile browser recently debuted on China’s third-party Android stores, with an iOS launch in the pipeline. The landing page of the app features a scrolling feed of YouTube videos, with tabs at the bottom that

Google may turn YouTube into a shopping destination

Google YouTube Shopping
97Engadget / 3h
At some point in your YouTube watching career, you’ve probably dug into the description of a video to tap on an Amazon referral link. Whether you’re into tech, photography, gaming or almost any other hobby, most channels use those links as a way to generate additional revenue on top of the money they make from ads. For its part, YouTube has been content to make most of its revenue off of ads and

Hilton & Lyft Partnership: Earn & Redeem Points

300+One Mile at a Time / 3h
In May 2019, Hilton and Lyft launched a partnership. It’s always great to see when ride-sharing apps develop relationships with other travel providers. It’s a natural connection, given that frequent travelers probably use ride-sharing apps more than the average person. At the moment there’s a special bonus for Hilton Honors members who link their accounts to Lyft and take their first ride, so I w

Juniper Networks unveils VPN offering

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Juniper Networks now offers a VPN solution to allow remote workers to securely access their corporate networks.

NASA details how Perseverance will hunt for life under Mars’ surface

SlashGear / 3h
NASA has detailed one of its new Mars rover’s most unusual instruments, explaining how Perseverance will map beneath the surface of the red planet and just what it’s looking for. Set to land on Mars on February 18, 2021, having launched back in June, Perseverance is effectively a mobile survey lab on six wheels. Like Curiosity before it, many of … Continue reading

Delta’s final Boeing 777 flight is just 3 weeks away

23The Points Guy / 3h
Come November, there will be one less Boeing 777 operator. In a pandemic-related fleet shakeup, Delta is gearing up to bid farewell to one of the largest planes it operates — the Boeing 777. This widebody jet was the workhorse on many of Delta’s flagship long-haul international routes , including flights from Los Angeles to Syndey and from Atlanta to Johannesburg. But then the coronavirus came st

Waymo Ditches Human Safety Drivers in Its Self-Driving Taxis

100+Futurism / 3h
Waymo One, the self-driving taxi service operated by Google parent company Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle offshoot, is back after a pandemic hiatus, and it’s opening its doors to the public. As it does, passengers will notice a stark difference. In the past, over 90 percent of the company’s rides still had a human behind the wheel who, as Futurism previously reported , often took over and drove in

Top mobility VCs on the risks and rewards in partnering with giants like Amazon

84TechCrunch / 3h
At our recent TechCrunch Mobility event, we spoke with Amy Gu, the founder and managing partner of Hemi Ventures, Olaf Sakkers, a founding partner at Maniv Mobility and Reilly Brennan, the founding general partner at Trucks VC. We discussed a wide range of things, from frayed U.S.-China relations, to the mobility industry’s eager embrace of SPACs as a way to get capital-intensive companies into t

Upgrade your cooking gadgets with top picks from Wayfair's kitchen sale

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Do You Read 'Problematic' Books to Your Kids?

54Lifehacker / 4h
To understand the often unspoken depth with which we were raised in a sexist and racist society, one needs only to become a parent and decide it would be fun to experience some of our favorite books, movies, or cartoons from our childhood with our kids. Suddenly it’s abundantly clear that we didn’t grow up reading… Read more...

This isn’t iPhone 12 Mini, but you’ll wish it was

23SlashGear / 4h
Today we’re taking a peek at an iPhone Mini concept mockup that looks like a cross between iPhone 12 and the most recent PALM phone. The concept was concieved over a year ago by the creator named Ruslanlatypov, Founder and Art Director of a group of creators that run under the name LS.Graphics. This little baby of a phone was … Continue reading

Congress made a lousy case for breaking up Big Tech

87MIT Technology Review / 4h
The long-awaited tech antitrust report that the US Congress released on October 6 presents a remarkably flimsy case for action against the nation’s most innovative and competitive companies. The report’s main recommendations would do very little to solve real social problems caused by technology, like misinformation and election interference, because these problems aren’t related to competition.

PS5 backward compatibility: 10 PS4 games that won’t be playable

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SlashGear / 4h
While Microsoft has seemingly been talking about backward compatibility at every opportunity, Sony has been more reserved about it as it concerns the PlayStation 5. In the past, Sony has said that 99% of PlayStation 4 games will be playable on PlayStation 5, but what does that really mean? Sony has shared new details about PS5 backward compatibility, finally giving … Continue reading

Easily edit and organize PDFs with this app

44Engadget / 4h
Despite being one of the world’s most popular and relied-upon formats when it comes to sharing documents and images, PDFs are notoriously difficult to work with. Whether you’re trying to annotate text, add a signature, or simply edit a few pages of a much larger document, PDF files tend to bring an endless list of challenges that sap time and energy. PDFBEAR All in One PDF Software is an all-in-o

US election: Twitter tightens rules on retweets and victory claims

200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Restrictions on retweets and labels on early victory claims are part of Twitter's tighter stance.

Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s October 13 “Hi, Speed” event

52Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The promotional key art graphic Apple sent out with its announcement about its October 13, 2020, product launch event. (credit: Apple ) Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Eastern) on Tuesday, October 13, Apple will hold its second live event in less than a month—almost certainly to announce new iPhones this time, after the previous event focused on iPads and

Changing how retweets work, Twitter seeks to slow down election misinformation

Twitter Election Tweet
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Twitter announced Friday a major set of changes to the way its platform would work as the social network braces for the most contentious, uncertain and potentially high-stakes election in modern U.S. history. In what will likely be the most noticeable change, Twitter will try a new tactic to discourage users from retweeting posts without adding their own commentary. Starting on October 20 in a “g

The Xbox Series X controller offers a more premium feel without the price tag

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The Xbox Series X controller blends aspects of its predecessor and Microsoft's more premium option, making for a more accessible and comfortable gamepad experience.

Nickelodeon's Astronauts Takes Us Inside the Kids' Stolen Spaceship

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None of us are heading into space anytime soon (except maybe Tom Cruise ), so it looks like space is coming to us. io9 has an exclusive first look inside the set of Nickelodeon’s The Astronauts , a sci-fi series about kids who find themselves on the unexpected journey of a lifetime. Read more...

Revisiting the website that shaped the internet

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Launched in 2000, HOTorNOT allows users to rate photos of total strangers on the internet. Before MySpace, before Facebook, before Twitter, before YouTube, before Instagram, before Tinder — there was HOTorNOT. Read the full story here . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Social Media , Hotornot , Culture , and Web Culture

Elon Musk says Tesla robo-snake charger is still on the roadmap

SpaceX Musk Tesla Mars
21SlashGear / 4h
It’s been a few years since we last saw Tesla’s faintly-disturbing robot snake charger in action, but if you assumed Elon Musk had forgotten about the time-saving gadget, think again. Teased in late 2014, and then shown as a functional prototype in mid-2015, the “solid metal snake” robo-charger promised to rescue drivers of the EVs from having to plug in … Continue reading

Demand for cruises on small ships jumps in wake of COVID pandemic

23The Points Guy / 4h
Is a cruise on a smaller ship the safest way to go in the era of COVID-19? A growing number of cruise fans apparently think so, judging from the high number of bookings that are coming in for 2021 sailings at cruise lines that specialize in small ships. In session after session this week at Seatrade Cruise Virtual, an online version of the cruise industry’s annual meetup, small-ship cruise line e

It's Time to Plan Your Meals for Next Week

45Lifehacker / 4h
One thing that’s changed for a lot of us this year is how we eat. Maybe for the better, maybe for worse. If you stress eat, it probably hasn’t been great. But then again, a lot of us have shifted to cooking more meals at home to avoid restaurants, or just because there are fewer food-serving social events to attend. Read more...

Facebook’s China Tactics Backfire

Facebook Trump TPU
200+NYT > Technology / 4h
Facebook complaining about a bad policy that the company helped initiate is more than an eye-rolling joke.

PlayStation 5 will only leave 10 old PS4 games in the back-compat dust [Updated]

PlayStation Sony PS5
100+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Sony) After tearing the PlayStation 5's guts apart earlier this week, Sony confirmed nearly everything we'd like to know on Friday about how its new console, launching November 12 , will interface with PS4 games via backward compatibility . We should probably start with the big news that Sony has not cleared up just yet. Today, we received our first indication tha

Researchers built a robot squid that propels itself with a water jet

100+Engadget / 4h
To help explore underwater environments without damaging coral or sea life, engineers from UC San Diego created a robot squid (via ). Soft robots are less likely to harm aquatic life than rigid ones. Researchers used mainly soft materials like acrylic polymer to build the device, along with a few 3D printed and laser-cut rigid parts. The team drew inspiration from the jet propulsion m

Humans Are Evolving a New Artery

2KFuturism / 4h
A team of scientists has identified a new way that humans are continuing to evolve . Before babies are born, a median artery running down the forearm supplies their hands with blood. But shortly after birth, most people’s median artery fades away after two others take its place. Now, research published last month in the Journal of Anatomy shows that the percentage of people who retain their media

Microsoft makes remote work option permanent

500+BBC News - Technology / 5h
The move puts the US tech giant in the company of firms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Amex adds virtual Equinox gym credit for select cardholders

The Points Guy / 5h
More people than ever are participating in at-home workouts. For months, gyms and fitness studios were closed. Many of these facilities are now beginning to reopen, with gym-goers needing to weigh the risk of exposure while navigating new COVID-19 procedures. According to a TD Ameritrade study , gym membership cancellations have been booming — up a whopping 563% year over year. That’s why fitness

Valorant's new healer agent will change the game

New Skye 3 Valorant’s
49Engadget / 5h
With Valorant’s second competitive season almost at an end, Riot Games has begun detailing what’s coming to its 5v5 tactical shooter on October 13th. Earlier this week, the company explained that Act III would include new leaderboards, better server selection and level restrictions on ranked matchmaking. It’s also slowly drip-fed bigger news: a fifth map and a new agent will soon make their debut

Twitter will limit retweets to combat election misinformation

Twitter US Election
100+Engadget / 5h
With less than a month before the US presidential election on November 3rd, Twitter is introducing some temporary but fundamental changes to how its platform works. In line with recent changes the company made to its civic integrity policy , Twitter says it will label tweets that falsely claim victory for any candidate. Those labels will direct people to Twitter’s official US election page. “To d

IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card Review (2020)

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card 10x Points at IHG 4th Reward Night Free No Foreign Transaction Fees Annual Fee: $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $89 Apply Now Hotel credit cards are incredibly underrated. Even if you don’t spend much money on them, they can offer huge perks and sometimes even offer free nights . When you combine these two factors, a lot of these cards off

Google's Concept for Its Massive San Jose Campus Actually Looks Kinda Neat

Gizmodo / 5h
Google isn’t exactly a name you associate with urban planning, but newly released renders for its San Jose campus are... pleasantly surprising. Unlike the typical closed-off tech campuses, the Downtown West project looks like an open plan neighborhood that’s actually part of the city itself. Read more...

Get Over 3 Million Image Assets to Make Designing, Marketing, and Branding a Breeze

Futurism / 5h
The basics of design are, more and more, becoming part of everyday work in a wide variety of industries. We spruce up our presentations with unique elements, we add images and style to the emails we send out to clients, and we build flyers, infographics, and more for our social media. Access to professional stock photos, icons, and vector images can make your projects look better and are the buil

The best deals we found this week: $50 off the iPad Pro and more

63Engadget / 5h
Even with Amazon Prime Day right around the corner, there was no shortage of deals on the latest gadgets this week. Apple’s iPad Pro is $50 off right now and there’s a rare deal on Animal Crossing: New Horizons at Amazon and Walmart. For those waiting for the steep discounts that typically come with Prime Day, you can already shop some deals now — mostly on Amazon devices and services . Just keep

Everlywell now has an STI test subscription. Is it worth it?

24Mashable / 5h
Everlywell , the HelloFresh of lab tests, debuted an STI subscription service called Current last month. For $14.99 a month, Everlywell will send you one of five STI tests (usually priced at $49 on their website). The company boasts that you'll get physician-reviewed results within days, a physician from a third-party telehealth network will reach out should you have a positive test, and, on top

PlayStation Store to reportedly stop selling PS3, Vita, PSP games on mobile and web

26SlashGear / 5h
Ahead of the PlayStation 5’s launch next month, Sony is reportedly making some big changes to the way the PlayStation Store works. Apparently, the company has been sending out emails to developers saying that later this month, games for the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PlayStation Vita will be inaccessible through the PlayStation Store for web and mobile. Just as well, … Continue reading

Sixty Coinbase employees take buyout offer over “no politics” rule

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. (credit: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Sixty Coinbase employees have accepted a buyout offer after CEO Brian Armstrong announced a controversial new policy curbing political activism inside the company. Armstrong disclosed the figure in a Thursday email to employees. Armstrong announced the new policy last week after a summer when many technology companies f

Jazz Music and the Afterlife: Here's How Pixar's Soul Came to Be

47Gizmodo / 5h
Usually, movies about where babies come from aren’t appropriate for kids. However, Pixar’s Soul aims to tackle that subject in an unexpected and surprisingly family-friendly way. It’s about the death of a Black jazz musician . Stay with us here. Read more...

Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Headphones Are $50 Off

36Gizmodo / 5h
Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Headphones | $178 | Best Buy Read more...

Microsoft Says Its Employees Can Work From Home Forever

500+Futurism / 5h
Closed Doors Microsoft just announced that the remote working arrangements it set up during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue, even when it would be safe for employees to return to the office. As long as they don’t have a job that requires in-person work, like hardware engineers, Microsoft employees have been offered more options to continue working from home indefinitely, The Verge reports . G

AeroGarden indoor gardening systems are on sale at Best Buy

40Mashable / 5h
Save $80: Select versions of the AeroGarden system are on sale at Best Buy for $99.99 as of Oct. 9. The weather is getting cooler and it's time to move your plants and veggies indoors. Of course, that's not a simple task if you don't have an AeroGarden. An AeroGarden is your own personal in-home gardening system that can hold up to six seed pods that grow whatever you prefer — veggies, herbs, or

Google wants to turn YouTube into QVC with new shopping features

Google YouTube Shopping
80Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Operators are standing by! (credit: QVC) A fresh report from Bloomberg details Google's new plan to squeeze even more revenue out of YouTube, which is already a $15 billion-a-year business. Google apparently wants to turn YouTube into a shopping destination, where viewers can watch things like product unboxings, makeup, or cooking videos and immediately buy featured products directly th

Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Headphones Are $50 Off

36Lifehacker / 5h
Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Headphones | $178 | Best Buy Read more...

Odell Beckham Jr. turned to Mojichat’s advertising features during his inaugural live-stream

84TechCrunch / 5h
Mojiit, the Los Angeles-based company behind the popular avatar generation service Mojichat, has landed one of its highest-profile users with the launch of Odell Beckham Jr.’s live stream over the weekend. As Odell Beckham Jr. did his first live stream with the gaming superstar Dr. Disrespect , he turned to Mojichat to create the pop-up onscreen emote that danced above a logo from Scuf Gaming , a

Report: Xbox game streaming will land on iOS in 2021 using Web workaround

Microsoft xCloud iOS
54Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / This demonstration of Microsoft's Project xCloud as played with a Razer Kishi controller, attached to a standard Android smartphone, could be a hint of what's to come to iOS devices in 2021. (credit: Microsoft) Project xCloud, the Microsoft game-streaming service that comes packed as a bonus in certain Xbox Game Pass subscription plans , may finally have a path to working on Apple's ran

Yelp will flag businesses accused of racism in review clampdown

Yelp Behavior Alert
30SlashGear / 5h
Yelp will flag businesses that have seen reports of racist behavior, the company has said today, with a new alert being added to their listings. The notification will be linked to profiles which see a sudden increase in reviews that aren’t based on “first-hand consumer experience,” which has often been connected to reports of racist activity or discrimination. The labeling … Continue reading

Taught by AI, these drones can perform incredible aerial acrobatics

40Mashable / 5h
Researchers at the University of Zurich , in collaboration with Intel, have developed a training method for drones that allows them to perform extreme acrobatic maneuvers autonomously. In fact, such maneuvers would be particularly challenging even for a human pilot. Read more... More about Drones , Flying , Ai , Acrobatics , and Zurich

The best credit cards for Facebook ad spending

The Points Guy / 5h
If you’re a small-business owner, chances are you spend a decent amount on promoting your business online through platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. After all, s ocial media advertising is one of the most effective ways to segment your target audience. Online advertising doesn’t come cheap, so as with other recurring expenses, you’re going to want to use the card that earns the most points

Now More Than Ever, You Need to Put Down Your Phone

73Lifehacker / 5h
It’s almost quaint to think of what the internet was like was back in 2008, the first time Lifehacker recommended making it a practice to “unplug” from computers and smartphones one night a week, every week. Back then, Twitter and Facebook were in their infancies and MySpace ruled the social media sphere, which was a… Read more...

This Sporty Car Is Made Almost Entirely From Recycled Waste

300+Futurism / 5h
Recycled Car The trend of replacing gas-guzzling, carbon-emitting cars with electric ones is really hitting its stride — but a Dutch team of students want to take it several steps further. The team, from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, have created a car that’s almost entirely made out of recycled waste. “With this car, we want to show that waste is a valuable material,

'The Haunting of Bly Manor' is here and needs to be watched in UHD

37Mashable / 5h
Read more... More about 4k Tv , Oled , Mashable Shopping , Tech , and Consumer Tech

Polestar CEO defends the Polestar 2’s recall and 233-mile EPA rating

76TechCrunch / 5h
Polestar is a young automaker spun out of Volvo and Geely. Now, just four years old, it has two cars on the market with more launching soon. Like many startups, the company is weathering early storms coming from government regulators and early recalls. Earlier this week, the EPA released its findings on the Polestar 2’s electric range, certifying it as capable of traveling 233 miles on a charge.

Microsoft Is Working to Bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to iOS Via Web App

Microsoft xCloud iOS
56Gizmodo / 5h
Last month Apple updated its guidelines for the App Store regarding game streaming with new language that effectively put a stop on standalone game streaming apps. So in an effort to work around Apple’s policies and provide access to Xbox cloud gaming on iPhones and iPads, Microsoft is turning to its one remaining… Read more...

Apple MagSafe chargers leak in time for iPhone 12 release

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
SlashGear / 5h
Today we’re taking a peek at the latest in Apple leaks before the big iPhone 12 event next week. At that October 13th, 2020 event, Apple will most likely show off a new set of iPhone 12 devices, including the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Just revealed this week, a new leak … Continue reading

T'Nia Miller and the 'Haunting of Bly Manor' cast test their horror knowledge

39Mashable / 5h
Know Your Role is a card game for only the most dedicated actors. We quizzed the "Haunting of Bly Manor" cast on their knowledge of horror films and television shows. Read more... More about Netflix , Halloween , Mashable Video , Horror Movies , and Haunting

Apple will reveal HomePod mini for $99, reliable leaker says

Apple HomePod Mini
100+Mashable / 5h
Read more... More about Tech , Apple Event , Rumors , Homepod , and Tech

Save 38% when you bundle a Google Nest Thermostat and Nest sensor at Best Buy

Best Buy Amazon Prime Day
36Mashable / 5h
SAVE $78: As of Oct. 9, you can bundle a Google Nest Thermostat E and a Nest Temperature Sensor at Best Buy for just $129.99 (a $208 value). Many parts of the country have already seen their first frost (or will very soon), which can only mean one thing: Winter is coming. (RIP, socially distant picnic season — we hardly knew ye.) Too soon? Maybe. But if you're planning on blasting the heat in the

New Polling Shows Voters Want to Hold Big Oil’s Feet to the Fire

Americans US
200+Gizmodo / 6h
Oil and gas companies have spent decades spewing ungodly amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and there’s ample evidence that they’ve covered up the climate-warming effects of that pollution. New polling shared exclusively with Earther shows that Americans want to do something about that. Read more...

The New York Comic Con Funko Drops Are Here and Gamestop Gets This Adorable Ein T-Shirt Combo

21Gizmodo / 6h
Cowboy Bebop Ein T-Shirt/Funko Combo | $30 | GameStop Read more...

How U.S. Spy Planes Could Endanger Commercial Aircraft Near China

View from the Wing / 6h
A couple of weeks ago China threatened to shoot down civilian aircraft . They claimed US spy planes were disguising themselves as commercial flights, and that put all commercial flights in jeopardy. The Philippines reports that the U.S. continues to spy on China disguising its aircraft as civilian. Continue reading ...

Mixing Mayo and Saltines Is Not as Bad as It Should Be

60Lifehacker / 6h
There is no denying the fact that I am very white. Look at me—my face looks like an uncooked roll. And look at how much I write about mayonnaise . The evidence is damning. That’s why, when parenting editor Meghan Walbert dropped the following “snack” suggestion into Slack, I knew I was in a certain kind of trouble. The… Read more...

What's a 'COVID Passport'?

100+Lifehacker / 6h
It’s going to be a while before air travel returns to anything resembling what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. And after seven months of restrictions on international travel, many people are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to board an international flight. This doesn’t just include vacationers who had to… Read more...

'Palm Springs' is 'Groundhog Day' With a Twist

100+Wired / 6h
The Hulu comedy riffs on the trope of reliving the same day over and over again.

Bill Nye is pissed

200+Engadget / 6h
. In an energetic interview with Engadget this week, he covered everything from the pandemic, to climate change, to the vice presidential debates and QAnon. But ostensibly, he was here to promote his newly launched VR Science Kit . “When it’s science fair time in your elementary school,” he said, “What does everybody do? They make a volcano, right?” That time-honored tradition is one of the proje

How to find your targeted Chase card offers

The Points Guy / 6h
Chase offers numerous great credit cards. So, whether you’re looking to earn cash-back rewards , airline miles , hotel points or valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points , you may be interested in adding a new Chase credit card to your wallet. But, it can be challenging to determine your approval odds before applying for a new card . And, Chase’s 5/24 rule , along with other application restriction

AT&T plans thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., rest of WarnerMedia

100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / AT&T's logo at its corporate headquarters on March 13, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez ) AT&T is planning thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., and other parts of WarnerMedia as part of a plan to cut costs by up to 20 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday . WarnerMedia is what used to be called Time Warner Inc. before AT&T purchased the

Ants Construct Ingenious Contraption to Keep Themselves From Drowning

100+Gizmodo / 6h
A species of fire ant can turn tiny grains of sand into a powerful tool for extracting food, in a clever design meant to reduce drowning risk. Read more...

This Russian CPU surpasses AMD EPYC, Intel Xeon on one critical feature

AMD 3 Ryzen 5000 Intel
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
MCST’s 16-core Elbrus won’t worry AMD and Intel, but is a sign of things to come.

This Samsung Galaxy S20 5G deal from Amazon knocks £160 off the new smartphone

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
If you’ve been searching for a Samsung Galaxy S20 deal, this price from Amazon will save you over £160.

These Plastic Objects Can Talk to Computers Without Electronics or Batteries

100+Gizmodo / 6h
The natural assumption is that for a device to wirelessly communicate with another, it needs some basic electronics inside and a source of power. But researchers from the University of Washington have seemingly done the impossible by creating simple plastic devices without batteries, chips, or even wires that can … Read more...

Disney gets its own hub in Apple Music full of soundtracks and playlists

Disney Apple Pixar Soul
300+Engadget / 6h
Disney and Apple have long had close ties — Steve Jobs was Disney’s largest single shareholder and Bob Iger was an Apple board member . The companies have cosied up a bit more this week. Apple started selling 4K Disney films through its movie store, and now Disney has its own section in Apple Music. You can access more than 30 Disney playlists, along with radio stations and soundtracks for Disney

YCharts sells to PE firm in all-cash transaction as it looks to pass $15M ARR this year

100+TechCrunch / 6h
This morning, YCharts , a financial data and charting service, announced that it has been purchased by LLR Partners , a private equity firm. The companies are dubbing the transaction a “growth recapitalization,” indicating that the smaller firm won’t be stripped of its talent in hopes of driving near-term positive EBITDA. The deal was an all-cash transaction, TechCrunch confirmed. Digging into YC

Porsche is researching synthetic fuels to make gas-powered cars sustainable

100+TechCrunch / 6h
The road to sustainable vehicles likely ends at electric cars, yet the route to this goal isn’t clear. There are multiple ways to get there, and Porsche is looking at synthetic fuels as a potential path. These so-called eFuels are produced from CO2 and hydrogen. If produced using renewable energy, they can help vehicles powered by internal combustion engines (ICE) become more sustainable before t

Live facial recognition is tracking kids suspected of being criminals

77MIT Technology Review / 6h
In a national database in Argentina, tens of thousands of entries detail the names, birthdays, and national IDs of people suspected of crimes. The database, known as the Consulta Nacional de Rebeldías y Capturas (National Register of Fugitives and Arrests), or CONARC, began in 2009 as a part of an effort to improve law enforcement for serious crimes. But there are several things off about CONARC.

The US Military Developed AR Goggles For Dogs

1KFuturism / 6h
Doggles The US Army is developing augmented reality goggles for dogs to help protect their human guardians. The BBC reports that the project, funded by the Small Business Innovation Research program, aims to allow soldiers to give dogs specific directional commands while they’re not in direct line of sight. “Augmented reality works differently for dogs than for humans,” Stephen Lee, an Army Resea

Apple's iPhone 12 Event preview: 4 new iPhones?

32Mashable / 6h
Apple's new iPhones come out next week, with four new flagships planned for release. Here's what we know. Read more... More about Apple , Iphone , Mashable Video , Iphone 12 , and Tech

There’s bad news for Apple’s AirPods Studio headphones and AirTags trackers

Apple AirTags AS AirPods
SlashGear / 6h
Apple’s big iPhone 12 event may have four phones, but some of the most hotly-anticipated accessories – including AirPods Studio headphones and Apple’s first tracking tags – could end up MIA, new leaks suggest. The “Hi, Speed” event on October 13 is expected to cover a number of bases, with the iPhone 12 range adding 5G and ceding a little … Continue reading

Watching My Home Country Fall Apart From Lockdown on the Other Side of the World

200+Gizmodo / 6h
A few years ago, I read Michel Faber’s novel The Book of Strange New Things . It’s a sci-fi story about a priest who leaves his wife on Earth to travel as a missionary to the distant planet of Oasis. As the novel progresses, the protagonist’s wife sends him a series of dispatches that relate the slow collapse of… Read more...

Friday's Best Deals: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Infrared Thermometer, Amazon Beauty & Grooming Sale, Dumbbells Set, Sony Wireless Earbuds, and More

72Lifehacker / 6h
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and an infrared thermometer lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Alaska Airlines’ Incredible Offer To Convert Wallet Funds Into Miles

37One Mile at a Time / 6h
Alaska Airlines is offering a potentially lucrative promotion to convert ticket credits into Mileage Plan miles. Generate Mileage Plan miles for one cent each Alaska Airlines is offering a new incentive to Mileage Plan members who have wallet balances (this is where credit goes from unused tickets): Members can convert wallet credit into Mileage Plan miles, at the rate of one cent per mile; for e

How to Control the Chromecast with Google TV with Your Phone

32How-To Geek / 6h
Chromecast dongles don’t require remotes, but that changed with the Chromecast with Google TV. This device features an interface that you navigate with the included remote. However, if you lost the remote, it can be controlled with a smartphone app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox Boss Tells Employees that Game Pass Streaming Will Come to iOS via Web App

How-To Geek / 6h
Android gamers who also subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass have been enjoying streaming games on their phones for several weeks. But due to a very specific App Store policy, Game Pass and similar services like Stadia aren’t currently allowed on the iPhone and iPad. Microsoft may get around that policy with a web app next year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Skullcandy Push Ultra Review: A Solid Workout Companion

How-To Geek / 6h
Back in July, I took the Skullcandy Indy Fuel earbuds for a spin and came away very impressed. These are now my most recommended ‘buds in the sub-$100 price range. My focus then shifted to Skullcandy’s newest workout earbuds, the Push Ultra. They have a pretty unique design for a set of earbuds, which works very well while working out—but perhaps not as much in everyday use. Read This Article on

Latest Xbox Series X TV spot is a mind-bending trip

SlashGear / 6h
With the Xbox Series X just about one month out from release, we are naturally going to see an uptick in advertising for the console. A new TV spot for the Xbox Series X/S dropped today, and it’s definitely one of the more trippy game console ads we’ve seen in recent years. Ads for game consoles tend to be a … Continue reading

Xbox Series X list of 120fps games at 12 and growing

SlashGear / 6h
Today we’re taking a peek at the growing list of games that’ll roll on Xbox One X and Xbox One S at 120fps (frames per second). These games can all be played at lower frame rates – but once you play them at 120fps, once you start really diving in to the future baseline, it’ll be difficult to go back. … Continue reading

Friday's Best Deals: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Infrared Thermometer, Amazon Beauty & Grooming Sale, Dumbbells Set, Sony Wireless Earbuds, and More

72Gizmodo / 6h
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and an infrared thermometer lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

FIFA: What it's like playing the game as a professional footballer

96BBC News - Technology / 6h
Newsbeat speaks to the Premier League's James Maddison and looks at challenges facing this year's FIFA

Yelp's new labels will warn you if a business has been accused of racism

Yelp Accused Alert
500+Engadget / 6h
Yelp wants to help its users make better decisions about the places they’re looking up and is rolling out a new feature today that will alert people if a business has been associated with “egregious, racially-charged actions.” These labels will be added to pages that see a rise in reviews based on what people have seen in the news or social media rather than first-hand experiences. Yelp will also

Unsettling Xbox Series X exclusive The Medium has a release date – and it’s soon

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Xbox Series X game The Medium is set to arrive just before the end of the year.

Gaming laptop deals: Microsoft's early Amazon Prime day sale is fantastic

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Microsoft's anti-Amazon Prime Day sale is off to a great start with a great gaming laptop deal plus cheap gaming accessories.

AMD could pay billions for this little-known company to close the gap with Nvidia and Intel

AMD Ryzen 3 Intel GPU
27TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Acquisition of semiconductor rival Xilinx could cost AMD tens of billions.

PS5 game prices too high? Save on Spider-Man and Demon's Souls pre-orders here

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Get PS5 games for closer to £60 than £70 with this pre-order deal.

SpaceX Is Building a Military Rocket to Ship Weapons Anywhere in the World

4KFuturism / 7h
Fresh Delivery SpaceX and the Pentagon just signed a contract to jointly develop a new rocket that can launch into space and deliver up to 80 tons of cargo and weaponry anywhere in the world — in just one hour. Tests on the rocket are expected to begin as early as next year, Business Insider reports . It’s expected to shuttle weapons around the world 15 times faster than existing aircraft, like t

If You're Thinking About Hosting a Sleepover, Read This First

61Lifehacker / 7h
Sleepovers and pandemics don’t really go together. They are a wonderful childhood rite of passage, what with all that pizza-eating, soda-drinking, movie-watching, and late-night giggling. But all those things (potentially sharing food and beverages! cuddled up next to each other! with respiratory droplets hovering in… Read more...

The best smart scales 2020: the easy way to check and manage your weight

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Smart scales can help you record much more than your weight these days. Here's our pick of the best.

Apple's AirTag trackers might not arrive until March 2021

Apple AirTags AS AirPods
55Engadget / 7h
You might not want to count on Apple’s long-in-development AirTag item trackers arriving at the company’s October 13th event . Well-known Apple rumor purveyor Jon Prosser has claimed that Apple has pushed the release of AirTags back to March 2021. Prosser didn’t explain the delay, but Apple has clearly been expecting them for a while when a support video referencing them briefly appeared in April

Netflix Canceled 'GLOW.' What's Next?

100+Wired / 7h
The next season had already been greenlit—which makes it hard not to wonder if the streaming service is rethinking its strategy.

SpaceX Gives Native American Tribe Early Access to Starlink Internet

1KFuturism / 7h
Major Upgrade A Native American tribe in Washington state just got a major internet upgrade, getting early access to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet. “It seemed like out of nowhere SpaceX just came up and catapulted us into the 21st century,” Melvinjohn Ashue, vice chairman of the Hoh Tribe, said in a video published by the Washington State Department of Commerce. Overnight “The last eight y

We all deserve to cuddle up under a weighted blanket right now

28Mashable / 7h
Weighted blankets on sale as of Oct. 9: MOST LUXURIOUS: Layla Weighted Blanket — save $30 MOST PLUSH: Tempur-Pedic weighted blanket — save up to $39.80 MOST AFFORDABLE: BlanQuil Weighted Blanket — save $70 It's ok to admit it: We all need a little extra comfort this year. That could come in the form of music that reminds you of Normal Times, calling your grandparents more often than usual, or a h

Avoid package thieves by getting Amazon orders delivered in your garage

48Mashable / 7h
Get a $30 Amazon credit: Try in-garage delivery and get a $30 Amazon credit — just enter code KEY30 at checkout. Package thieves are real and the holidays are prime time for them to strike. If you want to protect your packages, consider getting them delivered in your garage instead of at your doorstep. And yes, there's a safe way to do this. Amazon linked up with the MyQ app , which connects to W

Best kids tablet 2020: the top picks for children

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A tablet is every parent's favorite childminder, but which one is best for your precious offspring? We round up the best kids tablet options.

Funding for female founders falls to 2017 levels as pandemic shakes up the VC market

200+TechCrunch / 7h
So much for progress. New data out this week from PitchBook indicates that the number of rounds raised by female-founded and co-founded companies fell year-over-year, with dollars invested in those rounds collapsing to 2017-era levels. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch , or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. It’s a disappointing quar

Google Nest Audio review: A steal at $100

72Engadget / 7h
In a lot of ways, smart speakers are the ideal home stereo for the streaming music generation. Telling an Amazon Echo to play whatever song was on your mind for the first time was a bit of a revelation. And music remains one of the most-used and most crucial features of any smart speaker. The only problem is lots of them sound terrible. Sonos, Google, Apple and Amazon all have smart speakers wher

Now Open: “Flagship” Amex Centurion Lounge New York JFK

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is access to Centurion Lounges. These lounges are for the most part significantly better than what’s offered by US airlines. Despite the pandemic, 2020 is an exciting year for Amex Centurion Lounges, as a total of six new lounges are expected to join Amex’s network : The Centuri

Apple's AirPods Pro see a $30 price dip ahead of Amazon Prime Day sale

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Just ahead of the Amazon Prime Day sale, you can score a $30 price cut on the Apple AirPods Pro.

SIM only deal: last year's awesome Black Friday bargain remains the best plan out there

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Three's unlimited data SIM only deal is still the best choice around almost a full year on from its beginning.

Watch an Astronaut Show You How to Poop in Space

86Futurism / 7h
Bless NASA astronaut and former Navy SEAL Chris Cassidy for answering “one of the most frequent questions” that NASA gets about life on the space station: how to poop in space. The station’s Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) is located in a little commode with a door — nestled between the treadmill and weight machine, as Cassidy is quick to point out. It’s an especially pertinent topic since th

B&O is bringing back a turntable from the '70s and it costs $11,000

Bang & Olufsen 4000C
300+Engadget / 7h
Bang & Olufsen is giving a new life to one of its classic turntables : the Beogram 4000 series. It has tracked down and restored 95 units of the device, which it created in the early '70s. If you're interested, you'll be able to get your hands on one of them — but you'll need a spare $11,000. The Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition is the first product B&O is releasing from its Classics initi

OnePlus 8T release teases out most details

OnePlus Aquamarine Green
21SlashGear / 7h
Today OnePlus released a trailer for the OnePlus 8T that pretty much spilled all the beans. This device looks to have a set of four cameras on its back, for example, with a 48MP camera as the main shooter with optical image stabilization and between 14-26mm lenses to choose from. There’s a dual-LED flash back there as well, and two … Continue reading

How to Mark Emails as Read in Gmail

30How-To Geek / 7h
Not all emails are worth reading. Some you can block, some you can’t. Instead of seeing the unread count go up and up, use this trick to quickly mark emails as read without opening them in Gmail. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Einride open pre-orders for its range of autonomous delivery vehicles

28Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Japan is building a terrifying giant Godzilla replica

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

Djokovic vs Tsitsipas live stream: how to watch free French Open semi-final and from anywhere

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Live stream Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas today, no matter where you are in the world and for free. Who will get to face the King of Clay in Sunday's final?

How to Setup Free SSL Certificates Using AWS Load Balancers

How-To Geek / 7h
Amazon offers free SSL certificates for use with many of their services. If you’re already using EC2 for web hosting, you can add a Load Balancer in front of your server to secure your traffic over HTTPS. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Dumbbells Have Been Hard To Find, but You Can Save up To 30% on Amazon for a Set, Today Only

Amazon Prime Day 2020
59Gizmodo / 7h
Save up to 30% on Shanchar Adjustable Dumbbells | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Dumbbells Have Been Hard To Find, but You Can Save up To 30% on Amazon for a Set, Today Only

Amazon Prime Day 2020
59Lifehacker / 7h
Save up to 30% on Shanchar Adjustable Dumbbells | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

First Xbox Series X commercial makes that Halo Infinite delay sting even more

39TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The new Xbox Series X commercial focuses on Assassin's Creed, Halo Infinite and Minecraft.

Microsoft plots browser-based Xbox Game Pass for iOS to get around App Store

Microsoft Apple App Store
25SlashGear / 8h
At this point, Microsoft’s struggles to get Xbox Game Pass – and, by extension, Project xCloud game streaming – on iOS have been well documented. Throughout Project xCloud’s extensive alpha period and in the beta that rolled out in September, Android has been the only supported platform for game streaming. Given Apple’s rules concerning App Store distribution, there seems to … Continue reading

Save $50 on the Acer Nitro 5, plus more deals on cheap laptops this weekend

48Mashable / 8h
These are the best deals on cheap laptops this weekend (Oct. 9): OUR TOP PICK: Acer Nitro 5 — save $50 BEST FOR FREE STUFF: Apple MacBook Air with free AirPods — save $100 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list, whether it's work, watching Netflix, or endlessly browsing yo

Hilton Squaw Peak Decides Its Name Is Racist And Derogatory

View from the Wing / 8h
This month we lost ‘Eskimo Pies’ in a renaming to Edy’s Pie. So, too, the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort which is being renamed Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak because they've decided 'Squaw Peak' is racist. Continue reading ...

Canon EOS R6 review: A perfect hybrid shooter with a big video flaw

78Engadget / 8h
With the launch of the EOS R6 , Canon finally seemed to have a camera that could live up to the potential of its RF-mount system and take on rivals. With a 20.1-megapixel sensor much like the one on its pro-level 1DX Mark III DSLR, along with in-body stabilization, Dual Pixel autofocus and 10-bit 4K 60 fps video, it has killer specs for a $2,500 camera. It looked like Canon had got everything rig

Flying First Class Won't Keep You Safer from COVID

100+Lifehacker / 8h
It’s been about seven months since air travel as we knew it changed amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Now as people are slowly starting to fly again—with even more expected to take the plunge during the holiday season —the question is how to do so in the safest way possible. One idea floating around is that flying… Read more...

Moto G 5G Plus is now cheaper than we've ever seen - and it's below £200

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Carphone Warehouse has brought an incredible Moto G 5G Plus price drop.

Put Music at Your Fingertips With a Lifetime Subscription to Pianu Pro

Futurism / 8h
Music is fundamental to human life; archaeologists regularly find instruments thousands of years old , scattered among the remains of day-to-day existence. And there are reasons beyond amusing our families or participating in public life for picking up an instrument. Learning to play, and practicing, a musical instrument can help you manage stress while teaching you new skills and helping you thi

Etihad Airways Entirely Removes A380 From Schedule

300+One Mile at a Time / 8h
It sure is looking increasingly unlikely that Etihad Airways’ A380s will be making a return to the skies anytime soon. Etihad removes A380 from schedule for all routes As noted by @xJonNYC , Etihad has just removed the A380 from its schedule indefinitely . Etihad’s A380 fleet has been grounded since March, though up until now the airline has largely just been removing the A380 from the schedule a

HomePod mini leak details launch alongside iPhone 12

Apple HomePod November
SlashGear / 8h
Apple’s much-rumored smaller smart speaker, the HomePod mini, could share the stage at the company’s big iPhone 12 event next week if the latest rumors are to be believed. Kicking off at 10am PT on Tuesday, October 13, the “Hi, Speed” event will unsurprisingly be dominated by the new four-strong iPhone 12 range – complete with 5G and new camera … Continue reading

The Directors Cut: Why Tebogo Malope Is Shooting For The Stars With The Galaxy Note20

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Renowned filmmaker Tebogo Malope demonstrated the breath-taking features of the new device in the local launch

Electric cars really do cost less to own than gas-powered vehicles, report says

1KEngadget / 8h
Electric car manufacturers have long claimed their vehicles are ultimately less expensive to own than their gas-powered counterparts, and it now looks like that wasn’t just classic marketing spin. Consumer Reports has published a study indicating that the most popular EVs are less expensive to own over their lifespans than the best gas cars in their respective classes. Among EVs under $50,000, yo

Chrome and Edge users will never have to worry about losing tabs again

Microsoft Edge Chrome
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft’s next Chromium contribution should make web browsing smoother for Edge and Chrome users.

How and When to Tell Your Boss Your Remote Work Location Has Changed

83Lifehacker / 8h
Now that working remotely has become the norm rather than the exception for many people previously based in an office, new questions about the arrangement have been popping up. Are your hours more flexible? How and when does your boss expect you to respond to their emails? If you’re working remotely, does it matter … Read more...

Why Are iPhone Apps “Pasting From” Other Apps?

24How-To Geek / 8h
Your iPhone lets you copy data to your clipboard and paste it into other apps. However, an app can read (“paste”) from your clipboard in the background. A feature added in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 notifies you when an app reads your clipboard. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This fiendish Android ransomware hijacks your home button

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A new form of Android ransomware misuses the device's 'Home' key to prevent a victim from leaving the ransom note.

Vivo’s detachable camera concept smartphone is the craziest thing we’ve seen

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Vivo has showcased an interesting idea where a phone’s camera can be detached for more creative uses.

Nvidia launches Ampere RTX A40 & RTX A6000 cards for graphics professionals

Alienware Nvidia RTX
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Nvidia’s A40 & A6000 cards feature 10,752 CUDA cores.

Gmail Go is a lighter version of Gmail, now available to all Android users

Google Gmail Available
83Mashable / 8h
Google apps are cool and all, but they can get bloated (we're looking at you, Chrome), sucking up your resources like there's no tomorrow. This is typically manageable on powerful devices, but if you have an entry-level smartphone, it's probably struggling to keep up. Google has launched "Go" versions of some popular apps for precisely this reason, but some of them are only available for Android

Disney+'s 'The Right Stuff' is a space drama that inches toward liftoff a little too slowly

34Mashable / 8h
The Right Stuff series begins on the morning of the Mercury-Redstone 3 spaceflight at Cape Canaveral in 1961. We see astronauts John Glenn (Patrick J. Adams) and Alan Shepard (Jake McDorman) eating a tension-filled breakfast together, people gathering in groups to watch the launch, and the spacecraft rumbling seconds before liftoff. Then, the screen cuts to two years earlier, and we meet the hope

Huge iPhone 12 leak details prices, cameras, colors and release date surprise

Apple Iphone 12 November
22SlashGear / 8h
A huge iPhone 12 leak could have spoiled just about all of Apple’s surprises for its October 13 event, with full pricing, colors, accessories and more for the new range detailed. If authentic, the “Hi, Speed” event being live-streamed next Tuesday will also bring a shake-up to what you get in the iPhone box. Rumors around the iPhone 12 line-up … Continue reading

2021 Acura MDX new interior design teased in latest video

Acura MDX Interior
SlashGear / 8h
The 2021 Acura MDX will debut in prototype form next week October 14, but that’s not stopping Acura from releasing a teaser video of the next-gen MDX’s classy, new interior. Acura’s flagship SUV is a solid contender in the three-row, seven-seat luxury segment, but the outgoing third-gen MDX’s lackluster interior is unworthy of praise. All of that changes in the … Continue reading

Roland brings its classic TR-808 and TB-303 synths to your browser

200+Engadget / 8h
Roland’s vintage TR-808 drum machine or TB-303 bass synthesizers helped define electronica in the ‘80s, but nowadays they’re nearly impossible to find. Luckily, you can create beats with both instruments for free online, thanks to a new site called created by Roland, musician Yuri Suzuki and the London Design Museum. Each instrument has an old-school sequencer that lets you create y

Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral and indecent’ videos

Pakistan TikTok Immoral
400+TechCrunch / 8h
Pakistan has banned popular short video app TikTok, citing circulation of videos that it deemed “immoral and indecent.” The move comes months after the South Asian country raised serious concerns about the nature of some videos on ByteDance’s app and the impact they posed on society. Pakistan issues ‘final warning’ to TikTok and blocks Bigo app over ‘immoral, obscene, and vulgar content’ Pakistan

Join Yext’s Howard Lerman for a Q&A October 13 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Heading into the third quarter and earnings season, TechCrunch is excited to announce that Yext CEO Howard Lerman will join us for a live Q&A next Tuesday as part of our continuing Extra Crunch Live series . The series recently hosted pairs of investors from Accel and Index Ventures and has hosted business leaders, from Mark Cuban to Roelof Botha . Lerman will be one of the few guests who is the

Huawei P Smart 2021 launched with a big battery, lots of lenses and a low price

Huawei Honor 2021 M. Kuo
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Huawei P Smart 2021 has a big, fast-charging battery and a quad-lens camera.

Does the House Antitrust Report Mean That Tech Is Evil?

100+Wired / 8h
Plus: a plan to break up Microsoft, anonymity on the internet, and a baffling balcony address.

Robots Are Stringing Together These Adidas Running Shoes

52Wired / 8h
The brand’s new Strung technology uses a robot to place thousands of individual threads across a sneaker’s upper.

Holiday 2020: The 5 Best Soundbars

How-To Geek / 8h
Soundbars are the best option for those looking to boost their home theater’s audio setup. They are ideal for TV viewing with their impressive sound quality and relatively small footprints. So if there’s someone you know that you want to treat to immersive and high-quality audio, these are the soundbars to buy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: 16 Gifts Ideas for Your Favorite Runner

How-To Geek / 8h
Have some friends or family members who love putting on their running shoes and hitting the road? The best gift you can give them is something that will enhance their performance and make running even more enjoyable. We’ve got 16 suggestions for your favorite marathoner! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Switching From AWS to Google Cloud Platform? Here's What You Need To Know

How-To Geek / 8h
If your organization is moving from AWS to Google Cloud Platform, or you simply want to learn how to use an alternate cloud provider, GCP is pretty similar to AWS, and easy to pick up. We’ll discuss the differences and similarities. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

7 new shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus this weekend

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Here's what's new on streaming services this weekend, from The Haunting of Bly Manor to The Boys finale.

A future iPhone could have an in-screen camera - but probably not the iPhone 12

Apple iPhone 12 Years
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Maybe Apple's era of innovation isn't over just yet, because a new patent points to a futuristic camera.

Dual-reality horror game 'The Medium' arrives on December 10th

Medium Xbox December
68Engadget / 9h
We finally have a release date for The Medium , the next spooky game by Layers of Fear and Blair Witch developer Bloober Team. A new trailer, which shows some unsettling environments inspired by Polish artist Zdzisław Beksińsk, ends with confirmation that the game will be out on December 10th. The title revolves around Marianne, a medium who can slide between our world and a spiritual plane which

How to See Which Programs Are Using All Your Mac’s Memory

24How-To Geek / 9h
If you keep running out of memory on your Mac, it’s easy to determine which application or process is eating it up in Activity Monitor. This utility is included with every copy of macOS. Here’s how to check, and some things you can do to fix this issue. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How Can I Wirelessly Access My Android From My PC?

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Why bother with cables when you don’t have to? It’s 2020. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to wirelessly connect to all of our devices, whether you’re looking to transfer files, stream media, or even adjust one device’s settings using another. Read more...

Xbox game streaming 'heading to iPhones'

Microsoft Store Apple
200+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Microsoft is reportedly working on a browser-based version of its game-streaming service.

NASA scientists study sunspots to help understand major flares

20SlashGear / 9h
A new study published by NASA scientists looks at sunspots, darkened patches on the sun caused by its magnetic field. While NASA has spacecraft that can observe sunspots more closely, the researchers studied them at low resolution as if they were trillions of miles away. The team was going for a simulated view of distant stars to help them better … Continue reading

Redeem Chase points for restaurants, delivery and more at a much higher rate

33The Points Guy / 9h
Earlier this year, Chase launched a partnership with the Tock dining platform , enabling cardholders to book special dining experiences at restaurants, wineries and other venues, including the option to pay with Ultimate Rewards points . Now, the issuer is working to expand Tock access, with a brand-new dining hub. Cardmembers will be able to engage with more than 4,000 restaurants and dining exp

Realme Q2 smartphone official design revealed

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Realme Q2 and the Q2 pro smartphones may be launched in China as soon as October 13.

How to Unlock Google Chrome's Experimental Tab Scrolling Early

Google Improve Chrome
80Gizmodo / 9h
A new tab-management feature is on its way to Chrome. You’ll need Chrome Canary to try out this new “tab scrolling” feature, but it’s worth the separate installation. Read more...

This untethered robot can swim like a real squid

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

The Department of Agriculture Killed 1.2 Million Wild Animals Last Year

5KGizmodo / 9h
The mission of Wildlife Services , an office in the Department of Agriculture (USDA), is “to provide federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.” In practice, that means slaughtering animals in droves. Read more...

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 winner has been announced

200+Mashable / 9h
The United Nation's World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, following its efforts to combat hunger and prevent hunger from being used as a weapon of war. The announcement, which also highlighted the UN's work towards improving peace conditions in conflict areas, was made on Friday morning in Oslo, Norway. "The need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperatio

Samsung's cheap 5G phone is on sale and you get a free smart speaker with it

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
There's a Samsung Galaxy A51 deal that saves you money and throws in some headphones - for both the 4G and 5G model.

Flipkart launches Motorola branded Smart Home Appliances, new smart TVs

Motorola Flipkart Smart
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The new smart home appliances from Motorola include smart ACs, smart washing machines, refrigerators and smart LEDTVs

Android gains new Sound Notifications feature aimed at people with hearing loss

Sound Notifications
33SlashGear / 9h
It can be difficult for people who are deaf or have hearing loss to be aware of things going on in their surroundings. Google wants to help those who are deaf or hard of hearing to be more aware of important noises in their environment. A new Android feature called Sound Notifications provides push notifications for critical sounds around the … Continue reading

Amex Blue Cash Cards: Limited Time Bonuses

One Mile at a Time / 9h
American Express has just rolled out new limited time welcome bonuses on two of its popular consumer cash back credit cards. With the way that spending has evolved due to coronavirus, these are cards that many may want to give a second look. Earn $200-300 statement credits with Amex Blue Cash offers Through December 10, 2020, the Amex Blue Cash cards are offering the following bonuses: The Blue C

DStv launches new feature in South Africa

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
DStv is making your viewing experience even more convenient with their new 'add movies' feature

This Star Left An $8000 Tip For Hotel Housekeeping [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 10h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

The Most Sway-Prone Buildings in LA Aren’t Where You Expect

100+Wired / 10h
Using a network of sensors, researchers found that the Los Angeles high-rises most likely to rock in a future quake aren’t downtown.

All the Ways We’re Battling the WFH Burnout

100+Wired / 10h
This week, we gather survival tips from the author of a book about how the always-on lifestyle has driven many of us to the breaking point.

Chromecast with Google TV Review: Roku Should Be Worried

55How-To Geek / 10h
For years, when friends or family asked me “what streaming gadget should I buy,” my answer was “get a Roku.” Assuming your TV’s built-in smart interface isn’t to your liking, it’s the best option in terms of price and compatibility. Or at least it was: Google’s redesigned oddly-branded “Chromecast with Google TV” is a serious contender for the best streaming stick, dongle, box, thingy in its pric

What Does ICYMI Mean, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 10h
In today’s world, the news comes at a lightning-fast pace. Blink and you might miss an important story. That’s where the internet initialism, ICYMI, comes in. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What is A/B Testing and How Can You Use It?

How-To Geek / 10h
A/B testing is like the scientific method for websites. It allows you to run experiments to determine what on your site works and what doesn’t, and through continued testing can significantly increase your revenue and conversion rate. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

This iconic British '90s home makeover show is making a comeback and Twitter is wild for it

62Mashable / 10h
A lot of beloved TV shows really need to remain firmly in the past. But there's an exception to that rule: the universally adored British makeover show, Changing Rooms . BBC's Changing Rooms graced our screens from 1996 until 2003 and though its run was limited, its memory lives on in our minds. After the best part of two decades away, the iconic show is returning to our screens on Channel 4 and

Driverless taxis to be available in Phoenix 'in weeks'

300+BBC News - Technology / 10h
People in the Arizona city will soon be able to download the Waymo app and order a driver-free car.

Early Prime Day deals are here: Echo Show 8 is now only £65

Amazon Prime Day 2020
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Amazon Prime Day begins next week, but Amazon has launched a massive range of early deals this weekend.

High-profile startup execs back Indian influencers platform CreatorOS

100+TechCrunch / 10h
The advent of low-cost Android smartphones and the world’s cheapest mobile data has paved the way for millions of social media influencers in India to amass a following of tens of millions of users in recent years. These influencers, also known as creators, share their daily vlogs, thoughts on a wide range of issues, and some engage with big brands to help sell their products to niche, loyal audi

7 types of purchases you should make with your Capital One Venture card

The Points Guy / 10h
It’s easy to earn bonus rewards on most purchases. After all, most of my purchases fall into the travel, gas, dining and grocery bonus categories offered by many of the best rewards credit cards . However, you may occasionally need to make a purchase that doesn’t fall into a bonus category on any of your cards. You don’t have to accept earning 1x rewards on these purchases, though. Instead, you c

Hyundai is recalling its Kona EV over potential battery fire risks

200+Engadget / 10h
Hyundai has issued a recall for 25,564 Kona EVs in South Korea following reports of battery fires, according to Reuters . It’s also in the process of filing a recall with the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), CNET reported, though it has yet to say how many US vehicles are affected. The issue came to light after a Kona EV caught fire while charging in South Korea and ano

Next-gen autonomous Einride Pod is now available for reservation globally

SlashGear / 10h
While many consumers are waiting in anticipation for autonomous vehicles to come to market so they can be driven wherever they want to go, the first place many expect autonomous vehicles to surface is in the commercial industry. A company called Einride has announced that its next-generation Pod is now available worldwide. The Pod features an updated design and new … Continue reading

Forget the upcoming iPhone 12 - these two iPhone 11 deals are fantastic

Apple 12 Pro November
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These iPhone 11 deals offer some of the best prices around for this older Apple device - one deal from Three and the other iD.

Early Prime Day deals live now: cheapest-ever Echo Show 5 now $45, Nintendo Switch in stock and more

Amazon Prime Day 2020
48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Amazon Prime Day begins next week, but Amazon has launched a massive range of early deals this weekend.

Zoom announces pricing in Indian rupees for users

25TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
For the first time, Zoom, the video conferencing platform, will sell directly to consumers in India, as it has come up with pricing plans in Indian rupees.

These 4K projectors come with made-to-order cabinets – but they'll cost you

Best Buy Amazon Prime Day
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This New York design studio is making ultra short-throw projector cabinets to keep your Vava projector out of sight.

Windows 10 could finally ditch one of its most annoying features during setup

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Windows 10 is purportedly getting an all-new setup experience ported over from Windows 10X.

The Morning After: AMD teased its Radeon 6000 Series GPU

Disney Apple Pixar Soul
74Engadget / 10h
So, how many of you actually coughed up $30 to stream Mulan on Disney+? If you wanted to see the flick but didn’t get excited about having a “premier access” VOD tied to your Disney+ subscription, it’s available for a straight-up $30 purchase via the usual digital outlets now, but Disney’s next straight-to-streaming blockbuster will skip the charge. Pixar’s Soul was scheduled to make its theatric

These fantastic cheap true wireless earbuds have dropped to their lowest price

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 are among the best true wireless earbuds on the planet – and they're cheaper than ever before.

The unreasonable effectiveness of the Julia programming language

Python Julia Matplotlib
400+Ars Technica / 10h
Ain't no party like a programming language virtual conference party I’ve been running into a lot of happy and excited scientists lately. “Running into” in the virtual sense, of course, as conferences and other opportunities to collide with scientists in meatspace have been all but eliminated. Most scientists believe in the germ theory of disease. Anyway, these scientists and mathematicians are ex

There's another game-breaking 'Call of Duty: Warzone' bug

100+Engadget / 10h
Infinity Ward, makers of Call of Duty: Warzone , is investigating a bug that makes the game nearly unplayable for most people. The glitch enables users to reuse normally limited tactical abilities, including stun grenades and stim heals, wildly unbalancing play. For instance, one player can choose to constantly throw out grenades, while their opponent can sit inside the damage zone, healing thems

Avatar Airlines Wants British Airways’ 747s, Makes Unbelievably Generous Offer

300+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Avatar Airlines, America’s most promising airline startup, has just made an incredibly generous offer to British Airways. Once accepted by British Airways (which surely it will be), this has the potential to change the aviation landscape in the US forever. What is Avatar Airlines? There’s not all that much innovation in the US airline industry, and that’s where Avatar Airlines stands out . Avatar

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Review: Better Features, Worse Battery

100+Wired / 11h
Checking your blood oxygen is a very reasonable addition to Apple’s suite of health features.

Sales Calls Have Gone Virtual, and AI Is Listening In

100+Wired / 11h
Wooing clients over lunch is out. So companies are deploying software to analyze Zoom pitches and make recommendations.

A Political Ad Ban Won’t Fix Facebook’s Election Problem

Facebook Trump TPU
1KWired / 11h
A performative post-election ban won’t solve anything. But cutting off the platform’s data-driven rage machine will.

Rocket Report: China unveils big rocket plans, SpaceX’s “secret” launch

92Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / A P120C solid rocket motor is fired in French Guiana. (credit: European Space Agency ) Welcome to Edition 3.19 of the Rocket Report! This week we were glad to see US rockets, led by the Antares and Falcon 9 vehicles, get back on track after a series of scrubs due to technical and weather issues. Meanwhile, the world's next launch is a big one: a Soyuz carrying three astronauts to the In

Here's your best look yet at the OnePlus 8T

OnePlus Aquamarine Green
80Engadget / 11h
We already had a fairly good idea of what the OnePlus 8T was going to look like. But now, thanks to a fresh leak and OnePlus-made teaser video, we know with absolute certainty how the design will differ from the 8 and 8 Pro. Let's start with the official materials: OnePlus posted a 17-second teaser yesterday that shows the back of the Aquamarine Green variant. We've seen this shade before in plen

Psychologists offer details on how to build a rapport with your cat

SlashGear / 11h
Anyone who’s ever owned a cat knows that they can be fickle beasts. One minute they’re happily taking scratchies on the head. The next minute they are clawing your hand and biting your fingers. A team of psychologists from the University of Sussex and Portsmouth has published a new paper discussing bonding with cats. The study is called “The role … Continue reading

Worms Rumble battle royale game is blasting onto PS5 this December

Worms Rumble December
29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The beloved war game franchise, Worms, is set to get a real-time battle royale title called Worms Rumble.

Seagull brings down drone over Stranraer Academy

1KBBC News - Technology / 11h
The pilot said he had never experienced the "level of aggression" shown by the bird in southern Scotland.

I swapped out my Macbook for the Microsoft Surface 3, here's what happened

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Switching from Mac to PC is no easy task but the experience was nothing like I expected

NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz driving software-defined vehicles

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz partner up to to reinvent software-defined vehicles and autonomous driving.

BT offers managed Zoom services to businesses

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
BT looks to capitalise on demand for Zoom

Google unveils plans for its huge environmentally friendly San Jose campus

100+Engadget / 11h
Google has given us a glimpse of its San Jose campus, and based on the renders and details it has released , it won’t look anything like a corporate facility once it’s done. Unlike other campuses that are closed off, the one in San Jose was designed to be a true part of the city. Half of the 80 acres it will occupy is reserved for residential spaces and other amenities that will be open to local

2021 Audi R8 RWD Coupe & Spyder: Making a Huge Comeback

Audi E-Tron GT RWD
20SlashGear / 11h
Back in 2018, Audi debuted a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version of the R8 called the RWS. As good as it was, the R8 RWS was limited to only 320 units. For those mourning the return of an R8 RWD, we have good news. The Audi R8 RWD is making a comeback for the 2021 model year, and you can have it … Continue reading

Nadal vs Schwartzman live stream: how to watch free French Open 2020 semi-final and from anywhere now

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Get a Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman live stream, no matter where you are in the world and for free - can the Argentine get the better of the Spaniard on clay again?

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets new XLE Premium trim

SlashGear / 11h
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is now available in a new XLE Premium grade to bridge the gap between the XLE and XSE trims. The new RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium has base prices starting at $33,675 (including $1,175 destination charges) and is around $2,700 more than the Hybrid XLE, but you get a lot more features in exchange. The new … Continue reading

AMD Big Navi may not be the Nvidia RTX 3080 killer people hoped for

AMD Ryzen 3 Intel GPU
32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
AMD has finally given us an idea of what its Radeon RX 6000 series ‘Big Navi’ graphics cards will be capable of. Should Nvidia be worried?

Microsoft Edge gets this great new shopping feature in time for Amazon Prime Day

Microsoft Edge Skype
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Microsoft Edge users will now be able to compare the price of a product across multiple retailers with a single click.

US man avoids jail in Thailand over bad resort review

1KBBC News - Technology / 12h
Wesley Barnes had posted several reviews allegedly accusing the resort of "modern day slavery"

Omni One VR treadmill will let you run and jump around Half Life Alyx without moving an inch

HTC Vive One VR Oculus
89TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The Virtuix Omni One will let you explore VR worlds without limits – or the threat of bumping into your TV.

NASA scientists outline interesting facts about asteroid Bennu

NASA Earth Asteroid Bennu
25SlashGear / 12h
NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is currently gearing up to begin its sample return mission. Recently, scientists on the mission presented new findings on asteroid Bennu’s surface material, geological characteristics, and dynamic history. Researchers have noted they suspect the sample delivered back to earth from the asteroid could be unlike anything we have in the meteorite collection on Earth. The di

Devialet's first true wireless earbuds could be an audiophile's dream

Devialet Gemini ANC
34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The French luxury audio brand has launched true wireless earbuds to compete with the AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM3.

The 5 best high-end international flights you can book with miles this winter

The Points Guy / 12h
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been friendly to travelers. The U.S. passport was once one of the world’s most powerful, but Americans have been largely excluded from international travel since the start of the pandemic. Most of Asia and Europe, for example, remain off-limits for Americans except for special circumstances or for travelers lucky enough to have dual citizenship . Thankfully, there

You'll soon be able to pet dogs in 'Ghost of Tsushima'

Tsushima Game Boost
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It's happening. Developer Sucker Punch Productions has confirmed that you'll soon be able to pet dogs in Ghost of Tsushima . The PlayStation 4 exclusive is already one of the best games released this year, combining a well-written samurai story with a gorgeous open world. But on October 16th, the period piece will be made even better with a highly anticipated New Game+ mode. If you're playing the

Windows 10 update brings an important battery fix for some HP laptops

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A freshly released optional update for Windows 10 is designed to prolong your battery’s lifespan.

Amazon Prime Video to globally premiere nine Indian movies

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Amazon Prime Video is all set to premiere 9 highly-anticipated movies across 5 Indian languages directly on its service, starting from October 15.

World's largest 'hack-for-hire' group is executing the most sophisticated phishing scams yet

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This hacking syndicate is employing advanced phishing techniques to launch large-scale attacks across the globe.

T-Mobile expands LTE broadband to rural areas 'abandoned' by AT&T

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Parts of the US that lack good broadband infrastructure are being handed a lifeline by T-Mobile after being cast adrift by AT&T. T-Mobile is offering home LTE broadband to 450 areas that it says that AT&T is “deserting,” and opening the service to non-T-Mobile customers as well. It says that it is providing a salve for the households that are “sick and tired of their internet access provider jerk

Waymo relaunches its driverless ride hailing service

Waymo Driverless Phoenix
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Vodacom pushes back after Lesotho revokes licence

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Vodacom has launched a High Court appeal against the regulators decision after their licence was revoked

Customers Still Like to Shop in Person, Even if They Get Only to the Curb

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Online orders have surged for retailers in the pandemic, as curbside pickup helps Americans satisfy their desire to hop in a car and drive to the store.

US Military plan on using AR glasses to assist its bomb-sniffing canines

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Apple AirTags pushed to 2021? This leaker says they won't appear with the new iPhone

Apple AirTags AS AirPods
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The long wait for Apple AirTags may continue as one leaker suggests they won't be announced alongside the iPhone 12.

Disney Plus will soon get Pixar's Soul – and the release date is perfect

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Disney Plus will get Pixar's Soul before the end of the year, which was originally set for theatrical releas