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John McAfee arrested after DOJ indicts crypto millionaire for tax evasion

John McAfee Tax SEC
2KTechCrunch / 7h
Cybersecurity entrepreneur and crypto personality John McAfee’s wild ride could be coming to an end after he was arrested in Spain today, and now faces extradition to the U.S. over charges spanning tax evasion and fraud. The SEC accuses McAfee of being paid more than $23.1 million worth of cryptocurrency assets for promoting a number of ICO token sales without disclosing that he was being paid to

Covid: 16,000 coronavirus cases missed in daily figures after IT error

Excel UK England Covid
29KBBC News - Technology / 16h
Those who tested positive were told and their contacts are being traced, the prime minister says.

Tasmanian Devils Are Back in Australia for the First Time in 3,000 Years

6KGizmodo / 14h
On Monday, wildlife managers announced that they had brought Tasmanian devils back into the (relative) wilds of the Australian mainland, the first time these creatures will be living there in 3,000 years. It’s an attempt at a two-for-one bank shot to save the ferocious marsupials as well as creatures under assault from… Read more...

Why Earth's ozone hole is pretty big this year

Mashable / 8min
The ozone hole grew pretty large this year — but that's expected. Researchers from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced Tuesday that the ozone hole — a big zone of depleted ozone over the Antarctic region — reached its maximum extent for the year. It swelled to some 23 million square kilometers in size, or 8.9 million square miles, one of the largest and deepest

NVIDIA CEO says RTX 3080 and 3090 supply shortage will last throughout 2020

Nvidia RTX 3080 3090
35Engadget / 28min
You’ll have to watch retail websites like a hawk and be ready to refresh like mad if you want to get an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090 before the year ends. According to Tom’s Hardware , NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang has admitted that demand for the graphics cards will outstrip the company’s supply throughout the year. Demand for both cards have already been through the roof, but NVIDIA expects it to

Made-in-India Samsung TVs to roll out from December

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 31min
Samsung, which is starting its local production of LED TV sets from December, has written to Indian government seeking permission to import till then to ensure business continuity.

New initiatives could save you hundreds on your energy bills – here’s how

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 31min
The launch of the Green Homes Grant and the introduction of the new price cap could save you money, but switching could save you even more.

Faraday Future plans to go public through a SPAC deal

100+TechCrunch / 32min
Faraday Future , the electric vehicle startup with a messy and complicated past , is planning to go public through a special-purchase acquisition company (SPAC) deal. The company’s chief executive Carsten Breitfeld told Reuters that the company is working on a reverse merger with a SPAC and “will be able to announce something hopefully quite soon.” Breitfeld, formerly the co-founder of Chinese EV

Instagram’s 10th birthday release introduces a Stories Map, custom icons and more

Instagram IGTV Stories
100+TechCrunch / 32min
Instagram today is celebrating its 10th birthday with the launch of several new features, including a private “Stories Map,” offering a retrospective of the Stories you’ve shared over the last three years, a pair of well-being updates, and the previously announced IGTV Shopping update. There’s even a selection of custom app icons for those who have recently been inspired to redesign their home sc

Surface Neo might not even arrive next year

SlashGear / 40min
Microsoft almost seemed to be on the verge of redefining its Surface brand yet again when it revealed the Surface Neo and the Surface Duo dual-screen devices last year. 2020, however, caught everyone unawares and plans had to change drastically. The Android-based Surface Duo launched a bit earlier than the initial late 2020 schedule but the Surface Neo was delayed … Continue reading

Meet Mat Prior - a creative director at EA Sports

100+BBC News - Technology / 49min
Mat Prior speaks to Gundeep Anand, host and founder of the Last Stand football tournament, about the ins and outs of the gaming industry and how he came up with the original concept for Fifa's ultimate teams.

Sali Hughes: I met the woman who trolled me online

100+BBC News - Technology / 49min
The journalist and broadcaster describes her experience of being targeted on a 'trashing' site

HMS Queen Elizabeth: On board the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier

1KBBC News - Technology / 49min
For the first time, both British and American jets launch off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Amazon is rewarding new business customers this Prime Day

48Mashable / 1h
SAVE 30%: Create a free Amazon Business account and save 30% on any items sold by Amazon up to £200. We've already given you guys a heads up about how Prime members and non-members can start profiting from Prime Day, and now business customers can get involved in the shopping event. All you need to do is create a free Amazon Business account before Oct. 9, and then enter the code B2BPRIME20 at ch

Apple T2 security chip might have an unpatchable security flaw

Apple Macs T2 iPhones
SlashGear / 1h
The use of a dedicated security chip in computers is hardly new and has become the standard practice to lessen the risk of software-based hacking. Unfortunately, the same finality that gives these chips their security often makes it almost impossible to fix hardware-based vulnerabilities. Just like with the first-gen Nintendo Switch, Apple’s own touted T2 security silicon might be vulnerable … Co

Master Photoshop with this stacked Adobe course bundle

32Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: The 2020 Adobe Graphic Design Certification School is on sale for £37.85 as of Oct. 6, saving you 96% on list price. Whether you have recently realised graphic design is your true calling, want to step up your CV, or just want to share homemade memes in your favourite Facebook group, you'll need to level up your graphic design skills. And most design tasks begin by opening up Adobe Creativ

What's on TV: 'FIFA 21,' 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' and 'The Boys' finale

50Engadget / 1h
This week spooky season is taking over with a slew of horror-themed TV shows and movies. FIFA 21 arrives for sports gamers, while Chasing the Crown: Dreamers to Streamer s makes a reality TV show out of wannabe Twitch stars. If you’d like to feel as if you’re on yet another Zoom call, NBC is premiering its pandemic-themed show Connecting this week. For lighter fare, Fox has a new event series Nex

Instagram marks its 10th anniversary with new anti-bullying features

Instagram Facebook
88Engadget / 2h
Instagram is officially 10 years old, and is marking the end of its first decade with new features meant to encourage users to be nice to one another. The company says it’s expanding its in-app warnings that “nudge” users when they try to post a nasty comment. Instead of asking users to rethink their mean comments, the new warnings will note that Instagram may disable users’ accounts if they repe

Become a programming pro with this stacked Java bundle

32Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The 2020 Java Bootcamp Bundle is on sale for £27.80 as of Oct. 6, saving you 96% on list price. The programming language Java recently turned 25 years old. If it was a person, it would have been struggling with a quarter-life crisis by now. But alas, Java continues to thrive, maintaining its status as one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It's all thanks to its stabil

YouTube Music improves Google Assistant integration, free tier features

YouTube Music Google
SlashGear / 2h
Although Google Play Music and YouTube Music have existed side-by-side for a couple of years, the latter became rather controversial after Google decided to replace the former with it. Not everyone has been happy with the transition, with some missing core features available from Google Play Music. To its credit, YouTube Music is slowly adding those features and has today … Continue reading

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL reach end of life, one last update planned

October Google Pixel 2
21SlashGear / 2h
Google just rolled out its monthly Pixel Security Update and while it’s pretty much regular fare by now, this month’s release is significant for a slightly unrelated reason. This is, technically, the last security update that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will receive, following the company extended update commitment to its Pixel phones. That said, Google is still … Continue reading

NVIDIA RTX 3080, 3090 shortage could persist until next year

Nvidia RTX 3080 3090
23SlashGear / 3h
What could be NVIDIA’s biggest GPU generation could turn out to be a massive sales headache. It might very well still be its greatest, at least as far as CEO Jensen Huang is concerned, but the supply problem of its latest GeForce RTX 30-series cards could leave some PC buyers and gamers rather disappointed. Even worse, however, is the chief … Continue reading

This is the cheapest 6-core PC on the market, but it has one big flaw

Intel Aspire One RAM
40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Acer Aspire TC-875-UR12 is available at a discount, but proceed with caution.

Spotify mobile app lets you search songs by lyrics at long last

Spotify Apple Music
SlashGear / 3h
Spotify may still be the household name in music streaming despite the many controversies and rivalry from Apple Music, but that doesn’t always mean it has all the best features in town. It may have been even too busy fending off those attacks that it may have been slow to roll out updates. Now it’s announcing a rather small but … Continue reading

Florida's voter registration website failed miserably on night of deadline

100+Mashable / 3h
As Floridians rushed to register to vote in the 2020 election, the state's registration site appeared to be down for over three hours — with less than three hours remaining before the midnight deadline. There's currently no indication that the site's failure was the result of anything more sinister than traffic straining server capacity or a system error, but the result was the same no matter the

Android Go Camera Go app gets Night Mode, HRD coming soon

Google Night Mode CG
22SlashGear / 4h
In a smartphone market where photography has been king for a few years already, entry-level phones have been left behind in the dust of more expensive devices. Manufacturers may sugarcoat words about their amazing 8 megapixel cameras but even the Google Pixel’s 12 megapixel main shooter fares far better because digital photography isn’t just about pixel counts. Fortunately, Google is … Continue r

Bloomberg: Apple Stores drop most third-party headphones and speakers

Apple Bose Sonos HomePod
100+Engadget / 4h
If you needed confirmation that Apple has big plans for personal audi o, Bloomberg reports that its stores have stopped selling speakers and headphones from several competitors. Based on checks and what employees have been told, the outlet reports that Logitech, Sonos and Bose are no longer available in Apple’s retail locations or online store, which aligns with earlier Bloomberg rumors that Appl

Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve to go on sale in India today: price, specs, and availability

Xiaomi 10 India October 15
37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Mi Watch Revolve, Xiaomi’s first smartwatch in India will go on sale for the first time today.

Surface Duo plastic around USB-C reportedly cracking

SlashGear / 4h
The first impression reviewers had of the Microsoft Surface Duo was extremely positive, praising how sleek and thin the device was and how nice it was to hold despite its wider than normal size. Unfortunately, that design choice forced Microsoft to make some compromises in the materials and build of the dual-screen foldable phone. Early adopters of this novel device … Continue reading

Fortnitemares Halloween 2020 event may include a zombie Midas

SlashGear / 5h
Every year since the launch of its hit battle royale game, Epic Games has launched a “Fortnitemares” event in October to celebrate the spooky Halloween season. Previously Fortnitemares have included the arrival of rift monsters in the battle royale portion of the game, as well as rewards that included things like new creepy styles for previously released characters. This year’s … Continue reading

A Literal Child and His Mom Sue Nintendo Over ‘Joy-Con Drift’

3KWired / 5h
The class action lawsuit alleges that the video game company hasn't done enough to address a known problem with its controllers.

AT&T Just Screwed Over DSL Customers and Rural America

71Gizmodo / 5h
As of Oct. 1, AT&T has stopped offering DSL as a new service, according to USA Today . Existing DSL subscribers, who connect to the internet via copper phone lines, will be grandfathered in. DSL is definitely old technology, but many people, especially in rural areas, still rely on it for internet access. Internet… Read more...

Months-old Uni raises $18.5 million seed round to expand India’s credit card market

Uni Gupta Lightspeed India
100+TechCrunch / 5h
The credit card industry in India appears to be stuck. According to industry estimates, between 30 million to 35 million people in the country today have at least one credit card, with up to 58 million being in circulation. Compare this to almost 1 billion debit cards. One reason the vast majority of the population has not made the cut is because they don’t have a credit score. And so few people

Galaxy S21 might not have under-display camera, delayed to Galaxy Z Fold 3

SlashGear / 5h
Samsung has managed to check off a few items on its to-do list, from under-display fingerprint scanners to foldable displays. There is still one item, however, that remains elusive and might not yet see the light of day anytime soon. The Galaxy S21 was initially expected to bear the company’s first UDC or under-display camera but that prestige might belong … Continue reading

Boom! Hacked page on mobile phone website is stealing customers’ card data

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Computer hacker character stealing money online. Vector flat cartoon illustration (credit: GettyImages ) If you’re in the market for a new mobile phone plan, it’s best to avoid turning to Boom! Mobile. That is, unless you don’t mind your sensitive payment card data being sent to criminals in an attack that remained ongoing in the last few hours. According to researchers from security fi

NASA reveals winning prototypes from first Digital Transformation Hackathon

23SlashGear / 5h
On September 11, NASA conducted its first Digital Transformation Hackathon, a virtual event that tapped more than 200 employees to quickly developed prototypes for a variety of challenges. Each innovation had to be digitally-powered and targeted at improving NASA’s “efficiency, agility, and insight,” the space agency explains on its website. The ultimate goal is to potentially leverage these prot

Sure Sounds Like Apple Is About to Launch Some Speakers and Headphones

Apple Bose Sonos HomePod
Gizmodo / 5h
In what seems like an obvious sign that Apple has a few new audio products lined up to launch this fall, the company just cleared its digital and physical stores of nearly every speaker and headphone brand that could conceivably be considered a rival if Apple had some competing devices slated to go on sale soon. Read more...

What's the Best Insole for Walking?

32Lifehacker / 6h
With this Texas heat dying down, I’m no longer under threat of a deadly sweat assault by the very body my brain operates, and so I’m ready to reintroduce daily walking into my weight loss journey. There’s another roadblock that my traitorous vessel has thrown into my path, however: aching feet. Read more...

Let Your Productivity and Fun Soar With a 32" QHD LG Monitor with HDR10 for $250

Gizmodo / 6h
LG 32" 1440p Monitor w/ HDR10, AMD FreeSync | $250 | Amazon Read more...

Noted bath salts fan John McAfee arrested, charged with crypto fraud and tax evasion

John McAfee Tax SEC
100+Mashable / 6h
If there's one thing that John McAfee loves, it's bath salts . If there are two things? Well, that would be failing to disclose he was paid to promote initial coin offerings on Twitter. So alleges the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which in a complaint released Monday charged the man most recently associated with promising to eat his own dick on national television with secretly pumpin

Falcons vs Packers live stream: how to watch NFL for free and from anywhere

52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Follow our guide to get an Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers live stream and watch all the action online - the Falcons are winless, but don't write them off yet.

The robot shop worker controlled by a faraway human

Star Wars GPU VR Fidelity
500+BBC News - Technology / 6h
In Japan one company is hoping that shop workers will be replaced by robots controlled remotely.

Regal Cinemas will close again because movies keep getting delayed

Regal US Cineworld
SlashGear / 7h
Regal Cinemas plans to once again close movie theaters across the United States due to the industry disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made on Monday, October 5, with Regal explaining that consumers have only a couple of days left to watch a movie in one of its cinemas before they suspend business, a move that will … Continue reading

CDC Finally Acknowledges That Covid-19 Can Be Airborne

CDC Trump Covid 19
200+Gizmodo / 7h
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday updated its covid-19 guidance to say that the coronavirus can spread through aerosols, not just large droplets. This is an important distinction because it means that maintaining 6 feet of distance indoors is not always enough to prevent transmission. V… Read more...

John McAfee arrested for tax evasion, charged by SEC for touting ICOs

John McAfee Tax SEC
1KEngadget / 7h
Today the Justice Department announced that a 2016 US presidential candidate has been indicted for tax evasion. After John McAfee was arrested in Spain, the Tax Division unsealed an indictment from June 15th claiming that he failed to file tax returns from 2014 to 2018 despite earning “millions in income from promoting cryptocurrencies, consulting work, speaking engagements, and selling the right

Register today, vote later: The best ways to travel to your local polling site or ballot dropbox

The Points Guy / 7h
Every election is important. But the 2020 election coming up on Nov. 3 is particularly crucial. This year, U.S. voters will make major decisions that impact all three branches of United States government, as well as the rest of the world. Sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter to receive more daily news in your inbox Much as our nation values freedom in all forms, there are times when our actions sug

Instagram starts labeling ‘state-controlled media’ accounts and posts

Instagram Facebook
200+Engadget / 7h
Over the last week, Instagram has started labeling state-backed media, following through on a policy the company’s parent Facebook announced last October and started implementing on its own social media network this past June . The labels were first spotted by journalist Casey Michel . Users in the US will see them appear on profile pages and posts. Tapping on the labels leads to a support page w

Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Venmo’s first credit card is here, a former Amazon employee is arrested for fraud and we review the Nest Audio smart speaker. This is your Daily Crunch for October 5, 2020. The big story: Venmo launches a credit card PayPal -owned mobile payment app Venmo already offers a Mastercard-branded debit card, and it announced a year ago that it was planning to launch its first credit card as well. Today

Southwest Airlines seeks historic cuts from unions as it tries to avoid layoffs

300+The Points Guy / 8h
Southwest Airlines will approach its labor unions for concessions for the first time in its nearly five-decade history as air travel remains at 1970s levels due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a video message to staff on Monday, CEO Gary Kelly said the “time has arrived” for Southwest to begin discussions with its labor unions regarding concessions. The cuts are needed to forestall what are expec

Fresh fruit recall expands in several states as FDA warns of serious risk

Walmart FDA Listeria
100+SlashGear / 8h
Summer’s most refreshing treat, watermelon, has been recalled in several US states due to the risk of contracting a foodborne pathogen called Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious illness and even be fatal in some cases. A day after the initial recall was announced, the FDA updated its advisory, noting that additional fresh fruits including apples and pineapple have been … Continue read

Exxon’s Leaked Five-Year Plan Is a Climate Disaster

66Gizmodo / 8h
Earlier this year, Exxon promised to slash its methane emissions and reduce its gas burning, but it seems it had some other plans in the works, too. New internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg show that the energy giant’s business plans would increase its carbon pollution by 17% by 2025. In total, the additions would… Read more...

Well, Sure: Drone With a Shotgun

100+Gizmodo / 8h
In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Strategic Command, which supports the Ministry of Defence, an unnamed company has developed a new battle-ready drone to assist armed forces with dangerous ground operations during urban warfare. Read more...

Southwest Airlines Announces Pay Cuts, Concessions Bargaining For 2021

96View from the Wing / 8h
Southwest Airlines has promised no furloughs through the end of the year, whether there's additional government subsidies or not. However 2021 still looks like there will be fewer passengers, and the need for fewer employees to work fewer flights. They have a plan to avoid furloughs. It involves less pay for non-union workers. But to hit their goal they'll need union concessions, too. Continue re

Report: Denis Villeneuve's Dune Has Been Moved to 2021

2KGizmodo / 8h
The spice isn’t flowing quite yet. Collider is reporting that Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune has been postponed to October 2021, making it the latest film to see a delay because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read more...

The Honda Civic Type-R is more fun to drive than a supercar

100+Ars Technica / 8h
It's totally normal to wake up at 4am and drive 70 miles out to the mountains to go fetch apple donuts when you have a Honda Civic Type-R. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] After reviewing the entry-level and middle-ranked Honda Civics , it's only fair to extend the same courtesy to the apogee of all things Civic—the $37,495 Type-R. It takes the starfighter styling and turns the dial all the way, adding

NVIDIA's Video Call A.I. Will Realign Your Face With Your Camera

57How-To Geek / 8h
Video calls can feel awkward since no looks at the camera when talking. Some devices and software, like Microsoft’s Surface Pro X and Apple’s Facetime, can adjust your eyes to seem like they’re staring into the camera. But NVIDIA wants to go a step further and adjust your entire face, or maybe replace it with a digital avatar. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Games Like 'Roblox' are the Perfect Venue for Live Digital Concerts

30How-To Geek / 8h
With COVID-19 still spreading, musicians have had to cancel or delay concerts and get creative with how they interact with their fans. Recently, pop star Ava Max held a launch for her new album within the game Roblox. The virtual fan meetup offered everyone a great view of the show and ensured fans stayed safe while enjoying a live concert. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You Can Now Search Spotify for Songs by Lyrics

33How-To Geek / 8h
Have you ever wanted to listen to a song you remember hearing once or twice, but didn’t know the name? Spotify can help now, as long as you remember some of the words. You can now search for songs by lyrics, from desktop, web, or app. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Latest Fossil Gen 5E Costs Less and Comes in More Sizes

Fossil Gen 5E Wear OS
How-To Geek / 8h
Fossil is no stranger to the smartwatch game, and it’s latest entry hopes to entice you with new size options and a reduced price. The Fossil Gen 5E keeps the best features of the last year’s Gen 5 while adding a new 42 mm size option and pulling the price from $295 down to $249. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Grado GT220, its first true wireless earbuds model, is made for audiophiles

20SlashGear / 8h
Premium audio company Grado has finally entered the true wireless earbuds market with its GT220, a pair of cable-free earbuds that are promised to offer Grado’s ‘signature sound’ in a tiny wireless package. As with other true wireless headphones on the market, the GT220 earbuds feature two individual earpieces that nestle within a charging case, the combination of which offers … Continue reading

Venmo's New Credit Card Seems Incredibly Fine

Visa Venmo Card QR
21Gizmodo / 8h
Your de facto app for splitting tabs and paying rent is officially rolling out its very own rewards card. But before you take the leap on this acceptably okay Venmo credit card, let’s take a closer look at the fine print. Read more...

Double Down on Your Home's Smarts With $20 off a 2-Pack of the New Amazon Echo Dot

36Gizmodo / 8h
Amazon Echo Dot (2-pack) | $80 | Amazon | Use Promo Code DOT2PACK Read more...

Scientists Find Preserved Brain Cells in Ancient Man Crushed by Volcano

36Futurism / 8h
Flash Fire A team of scientists found a surprising survivor from the Mount Vesuvius eruption that buried the ancient city Pompeii in the year 79 A.D. In Herculaneum, a city that was also buried under the eruption, scientists found one victim’s skull that had heated and cooled so quickly that his brain turned to a black glass, Ars Technica reports . Now, after further analysis, the scientists foun

Vulnerabilities present in 'every major anti-malware product'

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
CyberArk has discovered that anti-malware products contain security bugs that can allow a standard user to escalate into a privileged user.

Nvidia CEO says GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 shortages will continue into next year

Nvidia RTX 3080 3090
46TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced that demand for GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards has so outstripped supply that shortages will last into 2021

Top cruise line executive: We may never bring back the buffet

500+The Points Guy / 9h
Could the cruise ship buffet be on the way out forever? It seems almost unthinkable, given its hallowed place in cruising over the years. But one of cruising’s most respected leaders is mulling over the possibility. “The pandemic put a large bead on certain things,” AmaWaterways co-founder and president Rudi Schreiner said Monday during a virtual press conference. “Right now my entire thinking is

The Haunting of Bly Manor Delivers Spooky Horrors With Surprising Heart

100+Gizmodo / 9h
It’s been two years since Mike Flanagan and Netflix turned classic horror novel The Haunting of Hill House into a series that earned raves not just for its story, characters, and creativity, but also for scaring the bejesus out of viewers. Can lightning strike twice? The Haunting of Bly Manor is here to find out. Read more...

Airline Covid Rules Don’t Apply To The Rich And Powerful

77View from the Wing / 9h
Two weeks ago Congressman Mike McCaul, who is in a tight reelection race, reportedly refused to wear a mask while seated in first class on his United Express flight, Washington Dulles – Austin. Do you think he's been banned from United Airlines? And as the President's treatment underscores, does anyone doubt the fifth wealthiest member of Congress would have access to the best treatments if he go

You can watch some NFL games on Prime Video and Twitch starting this week

Twitch Heafy WIRED Games
70Mashable / 9h
The 2020 NFL season is a weird and unusual one thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn't changed Amazon's partnership with the league. There may not be crowds at most of the games and spontaneous postponements can happen at any moment, but you can still watch the weekly Thursday Night Football game on Prime Video and Twitch starting with Oct. 8's matchup between the Chicago Bears and Tampa

How to Opt Out of Pre-Screened Credit Offers

78Lifehacker / 9h
If you’re tired of seeing your mailbox stuffed with pre-screened credit offers, you can opt out from those mailings for five years, or even permanently. All it takes is filling out a form. Read more...

YouTube Music drops monthly fee for Chromecast support

YouTube Music Google
200+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: YouTube Music ) YouTube Music is finally opening up Chromecast support to everyone. Google Play Music is actively winding down this month, leaving YouTube Music as Google's only music app. A major feature gap between the two services that we've been complaining about has been the restrictive Chromecast support. On Google Music, casting just worked for everyone. On YouTube Music,

A number of first-party Nintendo Switch games are on sale today

Amazon Today New Prime Day
42Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a handful of discounts on popular Nintendo Switch games produced by Nintendo itself. The deals include Super Mario Odyssey , The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Super Mario Party , and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze , each down to $45 at Amazon and Best Buy, while other Ars-approved hits such as Animal Crossing: New Hor

Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons discuss what 'The Boys In The Band' means to the LGBTQ community

51Mashable / 9h
52 years since its first groundbreaking production in 1968, the new star-studded cast of "The Boys in the Band" breaks down its legacy. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Lgbtq , Matt Bomer , and Jim Parsons

DUNE delayed until 2021: Jodorowski while we wait

SlashGear / 9h
The latest iteration of the Frank Herbert story DUNE will no longer be released in December of 2020. Instead, the release date for DUNE, the newest DUNE, will be approximately a year (minus a few days) from today. That’ll be October 1, 2021, when we’ll (hopefully) be out of this global pandemic long enough to head in to a movie … Continue reading

Warner pushes 'Dune' theatrical release back a year, to October 2021

Regal US Cineworld
1KEngadget / 9h
It seems Dune fans will have to wait to watch the latest film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece. According to separate reports from Collider and The Warp , Warner Bros. has delayed the upcoming movie almost a full year to October 1st, 2021. The company had originally planned to release Denis Villeneuve’s latest film on December 18th. Reports of the delay come just days after Univer

Here’s when you can play Ghost of Tsushima’s Legends update

Tsushima New Game+
SlashGear / 9h
Back in August, Ghost of Tsushima developer Sucker Punch Productions announced a major update to the game, which will bring it to version 1.1. In addition to adding a New Game+ mode for the single-player campaign, Sucker Punch also revealed that it would be adding a new co-op mode called Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. When the update was first revealed, … Continue reading

COVID-19 discovery paves way for new class of non-opioid painkillers

SlashGear / 9h
A new study from the University of Arizona Health Sciences reports that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that can cause the respiratory disease COVID-19, gives those infected with it a pain-relieving effect, which ultimately makes it easier for the virus to spread between people. According to the researchers, this pain-relieving effect may explain why so many people are asymptomatic in the early … Continue

This Sony 65-inch 4K TV gets a $430 price cut ahead of Amazon Prime Day

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Just ahead of Prime Day 2020, Amazon has a massive $430 price cut on this Sony 65-inch 4K TV.

iPhone 12 mini leaks tease 10 years of nostalgic dreams

13 iPhone 12 Mini Apple
26SlashGear / 9h
The next small-size iPhone won’t be the cheapest iPhone in the world, nor will it be the most impressive. Instead, the rumored so-called iPhone 12 mini may deliver the compromise sought by fans of the most iconic Apple smartphone of all: iPhone 4. As the iPhone SE (2020) did away with the retro look of the first iPhone SE, that … Continue reading

Tesla’s Roof Flies Off While Driving Home From Dealership

500+Futurism / 9h
Model Why We knew that Tesla sometimes struggles with quality control — but we didn’t know things could get this bad. According to a post by Redditor Indescribables, later identified as Nathaniel Galicia Chien by The Verge , a brand new Model Y electric SUV purchased by his dad lost its roof on the drive back home from the dealership. An uploaded video shows the Tesla “convertible” bombing down H

The International Space Station Finally Got Its New Space Toilet

300+Futurism / 9h
Precious Cargo On Monday morning, the spacecraft carrying a brand-new toilet finally arrived at the International Space Station. The long-awaited delivery showed up alongside cargo and scientific experiments on the S.S. Kalpana Chawla, a Northrup Grumman spacecraft named after one of the astronauts who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, reports . Once it’s installed, ISS crewm

Latest Free Guy trailer is giving us strong Upload vibes

62Ars Technica / 9h
Ryan Reynolds discovers he is a background player in a video game in the epic adventure-comedy Free Guy . 20th Century Studios has dropped a new trailer for Free Guy , the sci-fi comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, currently slated for a December 11 release. But in these pandemic times, all release dates are basically pencilled in until further notice—which is why Reynolds and company also released an

There's A Bold New Shitter Headed For The International Space Station

100+Gizmodo / 9h
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS) and among the 8,000 pounds of cargo the craft is bringing to the station is a very exciting bit of new space-equipment: an all-new space-shitter. Yes, there’s a new toilet, officially called the Universal Waste… Read more...

Dune reportedly delayed until 2021 as the future of blockbuster movies looks bleak

Regal US 2021 Cineworld UK
43TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A new report says Dune has been delayed into 2021, while US theater chain Regal will close all its venues later this week.

Nest Audio vs Sonos One vs IKEA Symfonisk – Speaker Wars

SlashGear / 9h
There’s no denying that the Nest Audio fills a sweet-spot in Google’s smart speaker range. Long-anticipated replacement to the original Google Home, the new speaker delivers markedly better sound quality than the Nest Mini, but a much more affordable price point – not to mention smaller footprint – than the Google Home Max. No product lives in isolation, though, and … Continue reading

The 10 Best Deals of October 5, 2020

84Gizmodo / 9h
Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

The 10 Best Deals of October 5, 2020

84Lifehacker / 9h
Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Embedded finance might represent fintech’s future

100+TechCrunch / 10h
The fintech industry is on a tear. Popular consumer services like Robinhood to Coinbase and Revolut have managed to attract millions of customers, but the most interesting trend right now is embedded finance. Tech companies that don’t necessarily provide financial services can embed services from fintech companies directly in their products. At the same time, fintech companies can find a new dist

Etihad Guest Offering Up To 30% Transfer Bonus From Hotels, Credit Cards

83One Mile at a Time / 10h
Etihad Guest can be a useful frequent flyer program. Etihad Guest miles can be easy to earn with transferrable points programs like Amex Membership Rewards , Citi ThankYou , and Capital One . On top of that, Etihad Guest has some hotel transfer partners, where you can convert hotel points into Etihad miles. Well, at the moment we’re seeing a bonus being offered when you convert select partner cur

This new 'linkless' phishing scam is even tricking tech experts

60TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Sophos has discovered two new phishing campaigns that distribute links to fake pages as HTML attachments.

PlayStation 5 runs cool and quiet, according to initial hands-on reports

53Ars Technica / 10h
A close-up of the DualSense controller shows the four LEDs that indicate which player is connected. [credit: 4Gamer ] Like most of the world, we here at Ars are still waiting for our first hands-on experience with the PlayStation 5 ahead of its planned release next month . But over the weekend, a handful of Japanese journalists and YouTubers got to try out Sony's new system and have revealed a fe

This new PlayStation 5 controller reveal confirms a button surprise

Japan PlayStation Circle
SlashGear / 10h
The PlayStation 5 is nearly here, and when it arrives, Japanese players are going to have to contend with a change that seems simple on the surface but could be massive in reality. Apparently, Sony is changing the function of some of the PlayStation 5’s controller buttons in Japan, swapping the functionality of the “X” and “O” buttons. That, as … Continue reading

The UK Didn’t Realize How Bad COVID Had Gotten Because of an Excel Screwup

400+Futurism / 10h
UK health officials appear to have messed up big time. Rumors spread on Monday morning that the UK National Health Service’s Test and Trace team, an outsourced service created in May to track and help prevent COVID-19 in the country, bungled their reported figures due to an easily avoided Excel mishap. The story was later confirmed by the BBC . Team members used an old Microsoft Excel file format

Testing Alone Doesn't Stop the Virus

200+Lifehacker / 10h
What surprised me was not that the president contracted the coronavirus, but that it took so long. He doesn’t wear a mask; he is often surrounded by others who do not wear masks ; he tells people speaking to him to take off their masks . It almost seems like he was relying solely on the frequent testing of those around… Read more...

Shifting priorities and budget for long-term remote work

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We spoke with Lenovo about why businesses should invest funds in digital resources for long-term remote work.

A decades-long struggle to find a virus wins the Nobel

Nobel Prize Medicine
79Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / This photograph of a bust of Alfred Nobel was taken just prior to the announcement of the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 5, 2020. (credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / Getty Images ) The first known human cases of COVID-19 occurred in December 2019. About a month went by before the virus was identified and

Patriots vs Chiefs live stream: how to watch NFL week 4 online from anywhere

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Follow our guide to get a New England Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs live stream and watch all the action online. This off-again on-again match up has a new start time on Monday.

You Can Now Change All Your Ring Goals in watchOS 7

Apple Watch Series 6
96Lifehacker / 11h
When I used to work at Apple, the company would often put on gigantic “close the rings” challenges. You’d pair up with your fitness-minded colleagues, work your butt off to meet your goals, and get some kind of dorky reward for your efforts: a t-shirt, an Apple-branded cooler bag, et cetera. Read more...

The Best Browser for Most People

100+Gizmodo / 11h
Reader, I have a confession to make: Despite being a reporter who writes about all the ways our privacy regularly gets exploited by the feds and major tech players alike, I don’t exactly practice what I preach. I’ll download any free app regardless of whether or not it’s sending my data to dubious data brokers… Read more...

Gemini South telescope nebula photos tease Webb potential

20SlashGear / 11h
Today a report delivered new HD images from the Gemini South telescope in Chile showing the birth of a star. These images were captured using a wide-field adaptive optics camera in combination with the telescope, producing near-infrared composite images of a 33 trillion-mile section of The Western Wall of the Carina Nebula. Rice University’s Patrick Hartigan and Andrea Isella and … Continue readi

How Did ‘Ransomware’ Get So Bad?

100+NYT > Technology / 11h
Hackers are freezing information and demanding ransom. Who is behind this, and what can be done?

Python set to overtake Java in latest programming language rankings

Python Java Frank Language
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Python is becoming increasingly popular among data scientists as the programming language is used in machine learning.

“Flagship” Amex Centurion Lounge New York JFK Opening Soon

71One Mile at a Time / 11h
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

Scientists: Nuclear Energy is a Waste of Time

1KFuturism / 11h
Status Quo It turns out that nuclear energy, which advocates say is a more feasible means of transitioning away from fossil fuel s than solar or wind, might not actually be up to the task. That’s according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Energy , which shows that countries that adopted nuclear energy didn’t actually reduce their carbon emissions a significant amount — but that

Slack Shat the Bed and I Lost My Marbles

Slack Performance Issues
43Gizmodo / 11h
It is a universal truth of working remotely that at some point, your internet-based services will eventually fail you. I can survive with Gmail being down. I’ll survive if Google Drive craps the bed because I like to live dangerously and draft in not-at-all-unstable Kinja. Screw Zoom, Lifesize, and all video chats—let… Read more...

Brawl Breaks Out On Allegiant Air Over Maskless Man

200+View from the Wing / 11h
Allegiant Air can take you non-stop between inexpensive airports outside of major cities and places no one wants to go. And they do it for less, as long as you want to travel at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. The airline knows their market, and has operated a greater share of their flights throughout the pandemic than other airlines. They've reported their customers are less afraid of Covid-19 . Unsurpris

How to Break Free From Your Mental Prisons, With Psychologist Dr. Edith Eger

94Lifehacker / 11h
This week we’re breaking free from our mental prisons of victimhood, fear, and hopelessness with help from psychologist and Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger. Listen to hear Dr. Eger talk with Jordan and Alice about how our thoughts create our feelings, and how changing the language of your thoughts can lead you to a… Read more...

Ubisoft debuts Viking history podcast ahead of 'Assassin's Creed Valhalla'

100+Engadget / 11h
To whet your appetite a bit more for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla , Ubisoft wants to teach you about the history of Vikings. It made a podcast called Echoes of Valhalla and all five episodes are now available on Spotify. Ubisoft described the documentary series as “the first immersive audio historical documentary series in audio for Assassin’s Creed.” As with the game, Echoes of Valhalla centers on

COVID-19 airborne transmission is a risk, CDC confirms [Update]

CDC Halloween 6 Feet
26SlashGear / 11h
The CDC has confirmed that COVID-19 can be spread through airborne transmission, officially acknowledging which situations are more high-risk during the pandemic. Until now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had been cautious about confirming fears that even six feet of distance between people may be insufficient to stop the transmission of coronavirus, and that in some settings …

Instagram Is Becoming A Glorified Home Shopping Network

Instagram Facebook
39Gizmodo / 11h
Over the past few years, Instagram users might have noticed that the app morphed from a place where you turn to see your friend’s cute dog photos, into a place where you turn to see those dog photos while also buying a lot of shit you probably don’t need. If you had any doubts about the platform’s intentions of… Read more...

40 Percent of the Amazon Is on the Brink of Transitioning to Savanna

200+Gizmodo / 11h
Huge swaths of the Amazon have gotten so dry that they may be on the brink of transitioning into an entirely different kind of ecosystem, new research published in Nature Communications warns. Read more...

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered release date is set, cross-play detailed

Hot Pursuit November
20SlashGear / 11h
Just as the teases suggested, Electronic Arts confirmed today that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is getting a remaster. 10 years after the game originally launched, we’ll see this souped up version come to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch with a number of enhancements. We’re getting it pretty soon too, as Electronic Arts has announced a November release date … Continue reading

Excel: Why using Microsoft's tool caused Covid-19 results to be lost

8KBBC News - Technology / 11h
The decision to use a spreadsheet format that dates back to the 1980s has proved to be unwise.

Turn Your Haunted House Into a Haunted Home With an Array of Pumpkin Decorations From Wayfair

72Lifehacker / 11h
Pumpkin Decor Sale | Wayfair

Aukey's B60 Bluetooth Earbuds Are Only $15 Today

20Gizmodo / 12h
Aukey Key-Series B60 Bluetooth Earbuds | $15 | Amazon | Clip $25 coupon Read more...

AT&T kills DSL, leaves tens of millions of homes without fiber Internet

AT&T DSL mmW K92
1KArs Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Getty IMages | Synergee) AT&T has deployed fiber-to-the-home Internet to less than 30 percent of the households in its 21-state territory, according to a new report that says AT&T has targeted wealthy, non-rural areas in its fiber upgrades. The report, co-written by an AT&T workers union and an advocacy group, is timely, being issued just a few days after AT&T confirmed it will s

Google and Samsonite’s smart backpack is a better use of Jacquard

Samsonite Google Jacquard
100+Engadget / 12h
When Google and Levis launched their Jacquard smart jacket in 2017 , the world was a very different place. Most people actually commuted, they didn’t just roll out of bed in their underwear. The idea of a smart jacket that would help you interact with your phone while you biked to work actually seemed kinda clever. Google later teamed up with Yves Saint Lauren on a luxury $878 backpack that did a

Keep your glasses free from fog with this spray

44Engadget / 12h
If you’ve been wearing a protective mask outside in order to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, we salute you. Your valiant efforts have undoubtedly helped to reduce the number of infections and have subsequently reduced the burden on healthcare professionals on the front lines. But wearing a mask is easier for some people than it is for others, and if you wear glasses you’ve likely been

12 dream trips I’d take with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless sign-up bonus

The Points Guy / 12h
The new sign-up bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is genuinely remarkable. Usually, I prefer a points or miles sign-up bonus instead of free nights. After all, points allow you to decide whether you want to redeem for a night or two at a Marriott luxury hotel or many nights at a low-category Marriott property . I’d surely take the Boundless Card’s current sign-up bonus of five up

Let Your Kids Skip a Day of Virtual School

51Lifehacker / 12h
We’re weeks into the longest, most hellish school year of our kids’ childhoods. It’s possible you’ve settled into a nice little routine with whatever “learning” looks like in your home. If so, that’s great! If, instead, the mood inside your home is more akin to complete and utter misery, it might be time for… Read more...

Samsung abandons in-screen selfie cam for Galaxy S21, adds it to Galaxy Z Fold 3

49TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Production delays forced Samsung to use the punch-hole cam for the S21, but the Z Fold 3's OLED display should be uncovered

Google teams up with Samsonite to launch a Jacquard smart fabric-enabled backpack

Samsonite Google Jacquard
100+TechCrunch / 12h
It has been over four years since Project Jacquard, Google’s smart fabric technology, made its debut at the I/O developer conference. Launched out of what was then Google’s ATAP unit, Jacquard is currently best known for being available on Levi’s jeans jackets , but Saint Laurent also launched its $1,000 Cit-e Backpack with built-in Jacquard technology. Today, Google is adding a fourth product to

Samsonite Konnect-i Backpack with Google Jacquard Review – A strokable smart bag

Samsonite Google Jacquard
SlashGear / 12h
Google’s Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric tech continues to spread, with the new Samsonite Konnect-i Backpack weaving gesture recognition right into the strap. Able to remotely control your phone with taps and swipes, Jacquard is a subtle but smart addition to what’s otherwise a fairly unobtrusive bag. Read on for what works and what isn’t quite there yet. There’ll be two versions … Continue readi

45 minutes on the road in a prototype Volkswagen ID.4 electric car

36Ars Technica / 12h
Behind the wheel of a preproduction prototype Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] In late September, Volkswagen unveiled a new crossover called the ID.4 . It's one of a number of new battery electric vehicles that the automaker has in the works, and the first destined for this side of the Atlantic. Although the order books are now open, the ID.4 is still finishing its f

Zeiss' $6,000 Full-Frame ZX1 Is An Intriguing Little Camera with a Ridiculous Price Tag

Zeiss Android Camera
Gizmodo / 12h
Putting full-frame sensors into smaller and smaller compact bodies is all the rage nowadays. Nikon did it with the Z5 , Panasonic did it with the S5 , and just last month Sony joined the crowd with the new A7C . After announcing its compact full-frame camera more than two years ago , Zeiss’ $6,000 ZX1 has finally become… Read more...

2021 Audi e-tron Sportback First Drive – A taste of the future

SlashGear / 12h
Audi seems determined not to startle the brand-faithful with its EVs. Just as the original e-tron SUV surreptitiously injected electrification into what otherwise felt like any other recent SUV with a four-ring grille, so too the new 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback makes familiarity as important as zero-emissions. Rather than outlandish exterior sheet metal or stark departures in cabin design, this …

Netflix teases 'Haunting of Bly Manor' in perfect Zillow listing

500+Mashable / 12h
As anyone who has needed a place to live can attest, not all property listings are winners. But Netflix's recent contribution to real estate database Zillow may be the most troubling yet. Ahead of releasing The Haunting of Bly Manor on Friday, Netflix has listed the titular residence , calling it "a perfectly splendid 17th-century home in the English Countryside." That's an obvious nod to the ter

Amazon Prime Video adds on-demand replays for Thursday Night Football

75Engadget / 12h
When the NFL's Thursday Night Football block returns to Amazon Prime Video on October 8th, you'll have a new way to keep up with everything that happens during a game. If you want to rewatch a segment of play, you won't have to wait for the broadcast to review the footage. Instead, you'll be able to rewatch the top plays from the game in real-time. Thanks to Prime Video's X-Ray functionality , yo

Should I buy the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super?

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 super is a compelling budget graphics card, but there are more reasons not to get it than there are to get it.

Lovecraft Country Went Meta and Got Even More Disturbing

200+Gizmodo / 12h
With each episode of Lovecraft Country ’s first season, a new family member or friend in Atticus Freeman’s midst has been unceremoniously dragged into a dark convergence of events that might result in a Lovecraftian apocalypse. By shifting its focus onto each member of its supporting cast, Lovecraft Country ’s been able… Read more...

Scientists Put GPS Trackers Inside Fake Sea Turtle Eggs to Catch Poachers

6KFuturism / 12h
InvestEGGator In order to track sea turtle egg poachers — and ideally bring them to justice — a team of biologists built a lookalike egg with a built in GPS tracker. The InvestEGGator, as it’s dubbed, looks and feels enough like a sea turtle egg to hopefully fool poachers who raid turtle nests under the cover of darkness. But it’s really a 3D-printed imposter with a locator stuffed inside, Wired

The history of Galloping Ghost, the USA’s largest classic arcade

100+Ars Technica / 12h
The arcade's sign in Brookfield, Illinois. [credit: Nate Anderson ] If you're anything like us, you're itching for a return to physical gaming experiences like expos and arcades. The next best thing this week is a new 30-minute mini-documentary (embedded below) about the history of Galloping Ghost, a Chicago mega-arcade whose massive collection, full of rarities, was given the Ars Technica spotli

What is an IP-based Video Management System (VMS)?

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Video Management Systems bring together all the components of a video network

Twitch clarifies its ban on terrorist and extremist content

Twitch Heafy WIRED Games
100+Engadget / 12h
Twitch has updated its community guidelines to clarify its ban on terrorist and extremist content. It said that it’s doing so to “reinforce the fact that this type of content has no place on Twitch.” We’ve clarified our policy prohibiting terrorist and extremist content. View the Violence and Threats section of the Community Guidelines for further details:

Early Humans Were Using Fire 300,000 Years Ago to Forge Superior Stone Tools

200+Gizmodo / 12h
The prehistoric practice of using controlled fires to produce customized stone tools dates back 300,000 years, according to new research. The discovery affirms the cognitive and cultural sophistication of human species living at this time. Read more...

Feds arrest former Amazon employee after company reported him to FBI for fraud

300+TechCrunch / 12h
Amazon today disclosed that a former employee has been arrested for committing fraud against the online retailer. The company says it reported Vu Anh Nguyen to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in July 2020 for falsely issuing refunds to himself and his associates for products ordered on The U.S. Dept. of Justice on Friday brought charges against Nguyen for federal wire fraud and ag

This Is Actually the Best Way to Reheat Fries

300+Lifehacker / 12h
It wouldn’t be fair to say that I bought an air fryer simply to reheat french fries, but it would be disingenuous to claim that my desire to reheat french fries had nothing to do with the purchase. Back at the beginning of this year—when we were young and the air was sweet—I w