Saturday, October 03, 2020

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Russia’s Fancy Bear hackers likely penetrated a federal agency

1KArs Technica / 2h
Enlarge / SONY DSC (credit: Boris SV | Getty Images) A warning that unidentified hackers broke into an agency of the US federal government and stole its data is troubling enough. But it becomes all the more disturbing when those unidentified intruders are identified—and appear likely to be part of a notorious team of cyberspies working in the service of Russia's military intelligence agency , the

Ritz-Carlton Maldives Opening May 2021 (Amazing Points Redemption!)

1KOne Mile at a Time / 3h
A few months back I wrote about how a Ritz-Carlton could be coming to the Maldives. Well, the hotel is now accepting reservations, and you can even redeem points here, so I wanted to go over all the details. Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands details Marriott has signed an agreement to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to the Maldives. The property is being developed by CPRC, a member of Singapore’s P

9 Retro Star Wars Games to Play Now That 'Star Wars: Squadrons' Is Out

24How-To Geek / 44min
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’re likely playing Squadrons already. But when you’re done with that, you might want to turn your attention to some of the older Star Wars titles that are out there. Many of these modern classics have been remade and rereleased over the years, so we rounded up our favorites. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Jimmy Fallon, Millie Bobby Brown, and an alien face off in hilarious new Lip Sync Battle

Mashable / 9min
Social distancing and pandemic fears didn't stop Jimmy Fallon from staging a new edition of Lip Sync Battle on Friday night. Special guest Millie Bobby Brown, who's out repping her new Netflix movie Enola Holmes , joined Fallon for a remote showdown in which the two took on hits from Dua Lipa, the Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, and, of course, the week's guest hosts BTS. It gets pretty raucous. Fall

Combat Fatigue With the Army's 'Aggressive Napping' Strategy

20Lifehacker / 19min
After more than a century with an image problem, napping is getting a rebrand, courtesy of the U.S. Army. Many of our perceptions of naps—and the kind of people who take them—go back to Victorian times, when women were seen as physiologically weak and frail and prone to fainting, requiring periods of rest and recovery… Read more...

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Latest OnePlus 8T leaks reveal camera module and handset size

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20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 41min
If you can't wait until October 14 to see the OnePlus 8T, some new details about the phone have leaked out.

How to Add a New Contact to iPhone

How-To Geek / 44min
Without your contacts, your iPhone isn’t a complete phone. You can import your contacts from Google or iCloud, but there will be times when you’ll need to manually add a new contact to your iPhone. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The best podcasting apps on iOS in 2020

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With so many podcasts out there, how can anyone manage them all? Luckily, there are a number of great iOS apps out there to help in that department. I’ll break down some of the best podcast apps available on iOS. To be honest, the podcasting game is still begging to be reinvented, so while the apps listed are all great in their own right, there’s no single standout platform. However, each recomme

Use the 1913 Webster's Dictionary When You Need to Define a Word

40Lifehacker / 47min
As a child, I had this bit where I’d attempt to delay my bedtime by asking my mother to read me a story, and then returning with the household copy of the unabridged Webster’s Dictionary after she sent me to pick out a book. (I’d imagine this was a common kid strategy until relatively recently). We had the 1966 version Read more...

14 things to know about Hyatt’s Ventana Big Sur

The Points Guy / 47min
Yes, travel looks different this year, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you book a stay at Ventana Big Sur. The Ventana Big Sur is an Alila property, located just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur, California. Hyatt acquired Alila in 2018, and ever since then, my now-fiancĂ©e and I have had our eyes set on visiting what’s arguably Hyatt’s nicest resort in North America. I

Dark Horse will release new Neil Gaiman comic next week, plus limited editions

SlashGear / 51min
In case you missed the initial announcement weeks ago, Dark Horse is back with a reminder: it will be releasing a new comic book series based on Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology next week, giving fans a new experience involving the popular novel. The regular issue comic book will be made available alongside limited-edition versions featuring special cover artwork from artist … Continue reading

Best Xbox Game Pass Streaming accessories

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From the Razer Kishi to the Moga mobile range.

Upgrade to a Rainfall Shower Head And Handheld Combo For Less Than $20 With This Promo Code

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Baban Rainfall Shower Head Combo | $19 | Amazon | Promo code TN7PSZUE Read more...

The 10 best news apps to stay informed without all the doomscrolling

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If you want to stay informed on current affairs, you could download every single news outlet's app. But that would be overwhelming. Instead, make it easier on yourself and find a great news aggregator. These news apps collect articles from a large pool of sources, and incorporate different types of reporting, so not everything comes from the New York Times or a local news station. If you really o

Australia's Koalas Are ‘Sliding Towards Extinction’

200+Wired / 1h
The species is among 28 animals being assessed for potential upgrade of their threat status as their numbers plummet following sweeping bushfires.

The Morning After: We reviewed the new Apple Watch Series 6

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If you’re looking for a phone that’s different, then I think LG has the answer. The LG Wing has a design unlike any other device , with a screen that rotates to reveal a second, smaller display. Richard Lai spent time with a pre-production unit and couldn’t resist fiddling with the screen: “Once I got the hang of it, it did feel like playing with a large fidget toy made for one’s right hand.” Bef

Netflix's The Social Dilemma is essential (and terrifying) viewing

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Make time for the Netflix documentary on our relationships with social media.

Games of the Generation: Hollow Knight is a haunting 2D platformer you need to master

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Team Cherry's 2017 platformer, Hollow Knight, has won over millions of players with its muted art style, quiet atmosphere, and firm difficulty.

American Airlines Flight Attendant Directs Furlough Rage At A Passenger – Who Used To Be CEO

View from the Wing / 1h
Former American Airlines Chairman and CEO Don Carty was traveling in first class on Thursday. He left the airline 17 years ago, but some flight attendants still hate him. One crewmember took out their anger that he'd fly American the day 8000 flight attendants were losing their jobs. Continue reading ...

'Emily in Paris' doesn't understand the first thing about social media. We love it anyway.

56Mashable / 1h
On Friday, Netflix dropped the premiere season of Emily in Paris , a 10-episode romantic comedy series about an American marketing and social media coordinator whose job sends her abroad. The show is a breezy, sexy, silly delight, but it's also the latest TV show to demonstrate absolutely zero understanding of how people use social media. It's hilarious — and completely insane. The posts The begi

iPad (2020) micro-review: Battle-tested and more than fast enough

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44Ars Technica / 2h
The back of the 2020 iPad. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Last month, Apple revealed and launched the 8th-generation iPad. You might have forgotten; it was overshadowed by a radically redesigned iPad Air , two new Apple Watches, and other announcements from the company. But nonetheless, this is likely to be one of the most popular iPads, if not the most popular in Apple's lineup because of one thing: pri

Astrobotic ships its ultralight shoebox-sized rover to NASA for testing

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SlashGear / 2h
Astrobotic has shipped to NASA the CubeRover it developed in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, the company has announced. This marks the completion of the second phase of NASA’s SBIR contract with the company, which was tasked with developing a lightweight rover capable of traveling alongside various lunar landers. Among other things, the rover is very compact and weighs only … Continu

The Best Roller Skates (2020): Helmets, Protection, and More

84Wired / 2h
Recently jumped on the skating craze? If you're confused about what gear to get, our recommendations on skaters, helmets, and more can help.

Tesla's Latest Numbers Put Growth Concerns to Rest

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63Wired / 2h
The company's Q3 report exceeded analysts' expectations, but its stock still fell about 3 percent in Friday morning trading.

15 Great Weekend Deals: TVs, Gaming Gear, and Headphones

100+Wired / 2h
You don't have to wait until Amazon's big Prime Day—there are some killer discounts out there right now.

11 gifts to spark kids' interest in STEM

40Mashable / 2h
Sure, getting a gift for the kids in your life isn't rocket science... but that doesn't mean those gifts can't inspire some future rocket scientists. We asked representatives from the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago , the Science Museum of Minnesota , and the Exploratorium in San Francisco for the perfect gifts to give to kids to help them develop an interest in STEM. Here's what they rec

Publishers worry as ebooks fly off libraries’ virtual shelves

100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Before Sarah Adler moved to Maryland last week, she used library cards from her Washington, DC, home and neighboring counties in Virginia and Maryland to read books online. The Libby app, a slick and easy-to-use service from the company OverDrive, gave her access to millions of titles. When she moved, she picked up another card, and access to another library’s e-col

Remembering GeoCities, the 1990s Precursor to Social Media

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29How-To Geek / 3h
If you used the Internet in the ’90s, you probably remember GeoCities. This popular web-hosting service was active in the U.S. from 1994-09 (and until 2019 in Japan). It hosted tens of millions of personal websites at its peak. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Intel’s Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K Coffee Lake CPUs have never been cheaper

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These high-end 9th-gen chips were discounted in August, but have seen their prices slashed even further now.

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion investment from GIC and TPG

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GIC, Singapore will invest $752 million and TPG will invest $250 million in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, as the Indian company continues to be a major draw for big-ticket investors.

Xbox Series X Quick Resume is as seamless as you hoped

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We've tried out the Xbox Series X's Quick Resume feature and we're extremely impressed with what we've seen.

Nest Audio vs Google Home: It’s an enticing upgrade

21SlashGear / 3h
Google has announced its new smart speaker called the Nest Audio, which is a sequel to the original Google Home. The change in prefix name for these devices happened after Google brought them under the Nest brand. How that naming ploy has changed in the past years is a story for another day, today we’ll discuss – through how things … Continue reading

Giro d'Italia 2020 live stream: how to watch the cycling from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Geraint Thomas heads a field that also contains Simon Yates and Vincenzo Nibali. Follow our guide to getting a Giro d'Italia live stream from anywhere in the world.

Google Calendar's mobile apps can create and view Tasks now

200+Engadget / 4h
As Google has upgraded its G Suite of services and apps, one thing that’s been missing has been deep integration of the to-do list function. The Google Tasks app was integrated into Google Calendar on the web, but you could only access those tasks on the go via a dedicated app ( Android , iOS ). Now it’s also available as a built-in part of the Google Calendar app on Android and iOS , where users

West Coast vs Collingwood: where to watch the Eagles vs Magpies AFL 2020 finals match

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The Eagles take on the Magpies in this blockbuster AFL 2020 qualifier – here's how you can watch it all live.

Should I buy an Amazon Fire TV Stick?

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Should you buy an Amazon Fire TV Stick? With three streaming stick models and a more beefed-up Fire TV Cube, there's plenty of reason to check the Fire TV range out.

This malware is another reason to dread PowerPoint presentations

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Cybercriminals are concealing malicious macros within PowerPoint email attachments.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro V2.0: which is the best drone for you?

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Struggling to decide a winner in the big DJI Mavic 2 Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 debate? Our side-by-side test has the answer.

Grow herbs and veggies with over 60% off an easy-start planter

36Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Grow a whole salad with a two-pack of the VeggieGrow Garden in a Bag for $29.99, a 62% savings as of Oct. 3. If you're convinced you can't take care of a vegetable garden, don't worry: There is hope. We can't do anything about the dead plants of your past now, but you can make up for lost time with the help of VeggieGrow Garden in a Bag . VeggieGrow is a seven-gallon grow bag made of breat

Refresh your mask rotation with this 2-pack for a good cause

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TL;DR: Mask up with a two-pack of the Masks2Heroes masks for $25.99, a 43% savings as of Oct. 3. We'll be wearing masks for a while yet, and you may need to re-up your supply. By grabbing some of these sleek, high-quality Masks2Heroes Masks , you can get more N95 masks into the hands of those who need them most. These double-layer non-medical masks are both washable and adjustable: They even have

This crowdfunded book will help you get to know your family and friends even better

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TL;DR: Pre-order The Book of Epiq People (and get a surprise gift) for $59, a 21% savings as of Oct. 3. This coffee table book won't just sit out for decoration. Instead, you'll fill it out — with the help of your family and friends. Each page in the Book of Epiq People contains a set of 20 thought-provoking questions for your loved ones to answer. They're designed to spark thoughtful conversatio

Create smart chatbots for your business with this marketing platform

64Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Book a demo with Spectrm , the chatbot platform that automates conversation in order to engage and convert customers online, for free. When you're running a business that involves communicating directly with users, providing every customer with a personalized experience takes a ton of valuable time. That's why a chatbot tool to automate those conversations can be a sound investment. The co

This $39 training bundle is a great intro to software engineering

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TL;DR: Explore a new career with the Super Software Engineer bundle for $39, a 98% savings as of Oct. 3. Software engineers can wear many hats. They write software, create applications, and work to make sure those products function well. If you're interested in pursuing a career in software engineering, you can use the Super Software Engineer Bundle as your springboard. It's a great resource to m

Soothe your sore muscles with a heated massage gun on sale

45Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Relieve sore muscles with a Fusion FX heated percussion massage gun for $224.99, a $25 savings as of Oct. 3. Making sure you stretch and cool down after a workout is key, but taking care of your muscles afterward can help mitigate soreness too. We've talked about massage guns before , and this Fusion FX Heated Percussion Massage Gun is another great option: It delivers precise, controlled,

Designer makes £77,000 from iPhone icons in a week

200+BBC News - Technology / 5h
A viral tweet showcasing an iPhone homescreen design was an overnight hit for designer Traf.

These five SIM only deals are smashing the competition this weekend

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Looking for SIM only deals? These are the five best options out there right now. EE, Three, Voxi and more.

Video conferencing could finally be about to get less terrible

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With virtual reality, remote working need not feel quite so remote.

14 best tweets of the week, including a Jokerfied Watto, smack barm, and pey wet

40Mashable / 5h
Well, that was...a week. We've officially made it to Saturday and do you know what that means? Time for us to round up some of the best tweets from the last week, which we've been doing for quite some time now. OK, well then, here they are: our 14 favorite tweets from this week. 1. No one person should have all that power can’t respond to emails, i would become too powerful — Aiden Arata (@aidena

iPhone 12 Mini: is Apple about to adopt the small moniker for its new iPhones?

45TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Leaks suggest the basic iPhone 12 could land as the iPhone 12 Mini, but how likely is that really?

St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: live stream the AFL 2020 finals match

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It's the Saints taking on the Dogs in the season's first elimination final – here's how to watch it live.

Facebook and Twitter CEOs to attend hearing about Section 230 protections

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86Engadget / 9h
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have agreed to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee to discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Their confirmation comes a day after the committee unanimously voted to subpoena their companies, along with Google, to compel them to attend the hearing. While Google has yet to issue a confirmation, a source told Reuters t

Subscribe to Ground News Premium for less than £20

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Ground News Premium is on sale for £15.44 as of Oct. 3, saving you 33% on list price. Between the news feeds on Instagram, Twitter, and your standard media platforms, there's a lot of information constantly being thrown at you every second of the day. One way to streamline your news consumption is with an aggregator site. For less than £20, a Ground News Premium

Forget about the new Surface Laptop Go - these are the laptops you should consider

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For all its style, Microsoft’s new budget laptop is lacking in oomph.

Google research lets sign language switch ‘active speaker’ in video calls

200+TechCrunch / 11h
An aspect of video calls that many of us take for granted is the way they can switch between feeds to highlight whoever’s speaking. Great — if speaking is how you communicate. Silent speech like sign language doesn’t trigger those algorithms, unfortunately, but this research from Google might change that. It’s a real-time sign language detection engine that can tell when someone is signing (as op

Serious Grindr Vulnerability Let Hackers Hijack User Accounts With Just an Email Address

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55Gizmodo / 12h
The popular LGBT+ hook-up app Grindr has fixed a glaring security flaw that allowed hackers to take over any account if they knew the user’s registered email address, TechCrunch reports . Read more...

The Witches movie will skip theaters in favor of HBO Max release

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SlashGear / 12h
The Witches, the latest movie inspired by the classic Roald Dahl children’s book (not to be mistaken with the 1990 movie), is the latest flick to skip theaters in favor of a home streaming release. The reason is exactly what you expect: the pandemic has tossed the movie industry into chaos, resulting in many delayed theatrical releases and, in some … Continue reading