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When Coffee Machines Demand Ransom, You Know IoT Is Screwed

9KWired / 3h
A researcher reverse engineered an internet-connected coffee maker to see what kinds of hacks he could do with it. The answer: quite a lot.

Best photo editors 2020: 10 options to kickstart your creativity

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Which is the best photo editors app around now? And don’t say Photoshop, because things have changed…

JetBlue Extends & Scales Back Seat Blocking Policy

1KOne Mile at a Time / 9min
JetBlue has once again extended its seat blocking policy for several additional weeks. However, in the process the airline is also increasing how many seats it will sell on each flight. Let’s talk about how that’s being done. What is JetBlue’s seat blocking policy? JetBlue has just extended the validity of its seat blocking policy from October 15 to December 1, 2020. However, with this extension,

FAA takes Boeing’s 737 MAX for a test flight but isn’t ready to OK the plane

Ars Technica / 6min
Enlarge / FAA Administrator Steve Dickson puts a 737 MAX through its paces. (credit: @FAA on Twitter ) On Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson donned his mask and took to the runway at Seattle's Boeing Field to test pilot a now infamous Boeing 737 MAX. The FAA head was positive about the aircraft during the two-hour flight, as he told reporters at a post-test pre

Ikea will stop selling non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by October 2021

29Engadget / 6min
The days of strolling into an Ikea and plopping down a few dollars for a 10-pack of Alkalisk batteries are coming to an end. The Swedish furniture-and-meatball purveyor announced earlier this morning that, due to concerns over waste and sustainability, it plans to stop selling nearly all non-rechargeable batteries around the world by October 2021. "IKEA globally sold about 300 million alkaline ba

Google now has three mid-range Pixel phones

28TechCrunch / 9min
The Pixel has always been a mixed bag. The first-generation product was announced roughly this time four years ago, with Google finally offering a full-throated entry into the smartphone space after years of device partnerships. Of course, by 2016, the market was already mature — particularly for Android phones. But while it was easy to write off those initial devices as Nexus-like references for

Ford patents the genius fix for all-electric F-150 range anxiety

SlashGear / 14min
Ford’s all-electric F-150 pickup could settle range anxiety with a cunningly disguised mobile generator, a newly published patent suggests, with the automaker designing a gas backup for EVs. While we’ve seen range extenders added to electric vehicles before, Ford’s idea distinguishes itself by being more modular. The F-150 EV will be the first of Ford’s best-selling trucks to go all-electric, … C

Silicon Valley Is Fighting a Losing War Against Politics

Gizmodo / 15min
You’d be excused for not following the recent brouhaha associated with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong’s announcement that the company would no longer play politics. The statement, posted to Medium on Sunday, is a doozy. Read more...

9 Spooky Movies to Watch with Your Kids This Month

Lifehacker / 16min
Admittedly, scary movies aren’t for everyone. Yes, I personally peeked from around the corner when I was, like, six and my dad watched Tales from the Crypt because I Want All Your Horror. And no, I won’t ever forget the tall basketball player who didn’t fit into his short casket, so the funeral home owner had to… Read more...

Turn your house into a smart home with a Google thermostat

24Mashable / 16min
Save $25: The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for $223.98 at Amazon as of Oct. 1. With their Launch Night In event, held yesterday, Google is the talk of the town. Google's announcements concerning their latest phones, speaker, and even a new streaming device are certainly exciting, but let's not forget about their other gadgets — one being their smart thermostat. The Google Nest Learn

Smash Bros Ultimate DLC: every new character and when you can play them

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New characters, Fighters Pass, soundtracks, and more to come in Nintendo's Smash Bros Ultimate DLC – though we may see the DLC planned for 2020 delayed for a while.

macOS Big Sur is adding 4K Netflix support, but only on a handful of Macs

Mac Apple Netflix T2
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 18min
Netflix confirms HDR streaming will only work on Macs with a T2 Security chip

Beat the inevitable 2020 seasonal blues with these therapy lights

24Mashable / 22min
Light therapy lamps on sale as of Oct. 1: MOST SAVINGS: Miroco MI-CL003 light therapy lamp — save $32 BEST FOR A SMALL FOOTPRINT: TaoTronics TT-CL019 light therapy lamp — save $15 BEST FOR A LARGE PANEL: TaoTronics TT-CL016 light therapy lamp — save $10 I'm not a doctor, but I feel fairly confident saying that I think seasonal affective disorder is going to hit different this year. The state of t

Microsoft enhances customer data platform as pandemic drives need for personalization

76TechCrunch / 24min
When Microsoft introduced its customer data platform last February the focus was on simply connecting silos of data to help customers get the data into the system, but as the pandemic has taken hold this year, customers need deeper insight into their customers and Microsoft has made some enhancements to the platform today. James Phillips, president of Microsoft business applications says the goal

How to See Which Programs Are Using All Your Memory on Windows

How-To Geek / 24min
If your Windows PC feels mysteriously sluggish or refuses to load more programs, it may have run out of working memory. When that happens, PCs often fall back to using virtual memory, which can be much slower. Here’s how to see which programs are eating up all your memory. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Use Azure Storage Accounts: Blobs, Files, Tables, and Queues

How-To Geek / 24min
There are many ways to store data in Azure, but utilizing Storage Accounts to consolidate the management of Blobs (containers), File Shares, Tables, and Queues makes for easy and efficient management of some of the most useful file storage methods. Out of the four available options, when would you use each of these methods? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Microsoft Adds a $549 Surface Laptop Go and Updated Surface Pro X to Its Lineup

How-To Geek / 24min
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 is well-regarded for its high-quality hardware in a good looking package. But at a starting price of $1,000, it’s relatively expensive. The new Surface Laptop Go aims to solve that problem, thanks to its affordable starting price of $549. Microsoft also unveiled a new Surface Pro X option, with a custom processor and some colorful PC accessories. Read This Article on

Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s next DLC fighters are Steve and Alex from Minecraft

Smash Steve Minecraft
SlashGear / 26min
As promised, today Nintendo and Sora Ltd. unveiled the next DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it’s safe to say the reveal was a surprise to everyone watching. The next DLC characters will be Steve and Alex from Minecraft, along with what appear to be Zombie and Enderman skins that both characters can wear into battle. Sorry Geno fans, … Continue reading

Get a Tempur-Pedic mattress on sale before daylight saving time ends

Mashable / 31min
Best deals at Tempur-Pedic's Luxe sale through Monday, Oct. 5: OUR PICK: Tempur-Cloud mattress — save up to $599.70 BEST IF YOU CAN SPLURGE: Tempur-LuxeAdapt mattress — save $300 BUDGET PICK: Tempur-Topper Supreme — save up to $179.60 October is bittersweet. Sweet because of spooky season, cozy nostalgia, and the start of some real fall foliage — bitter because it's our last full month of sunsets

Women are thanking Chrissy Teigen for sharing her heartbreaking pregnancy journey

72Mashable / 31min
Chrissy Teigen shared the heartbreaking news on social media that she lost her third child she was expecting with husband John Legend. Since revealing her pregnancy in August (via Legend's "Wild" music video) Teigen has been diligently updating her millions of Twitter and Instagram followers on her journey. In September, Teigen announced that she was on strict at-home bed rest due to bleeding and

Carga la batería de tu Nintendo Switch cada seis meses o la dañarás gravemente

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 32min
Nintendo a pedido a los dueños de la Nintendo Switch que carguen su consola por lo menos cada seis meses para evitar dañarla gravemente.

Twitter confirms some service flakiness today — now fixed

92TechCrunch / 33min
Twitter users around the world have reported some short partial outages today, with the platform not displaying certain tweets or not able to retrieve any at all. TC’s own geographically distributed staff reported issues with accessing tweets in Europe, India and the US, for example, while DownDetector ‘s map indicated some service issues across the world — with a more severe outage apparently co

News apps in the US and China use algorithms to drive engagement, discovery

88TechCrunch / 33min
Algorithms are reshaping many parts of our lives, including how news gets to us. Around the world, entrepreneurs make use of algorithms to program their ideal news apps, and while they normally agree on universal objectives like fighting fake news, their views diverge elsewhere, leading to different applications of machines and user experiences. No one has a monopoly over the “right” approach to

Woman With Rare Skull Condition Leaked Spinal Fluid After Covid-19 Nasal Swab, Doctors Say

Gizmodo / 39min
A Iowa woman’s nasal swab test for covid-19 caused her to leak spinal fluid, her doctors report, in what seems to be the first recorded injury of its kind related to the novel coronavirus. But don’t worry too much about something similar happening to you during a swab test—the unfortunate accident was likely only… Read more...

More than 30,000 furloughs begin as ‘terrible Thursday’ arrives for airlines

The Points Guy / 39min
American Airlines and United Airlines have begin furloughing more than 32,000 staff as the foretold “terrible Thursday” arrives for U.S. airlines. American began furloughing or laying off 19,000 staff and United 13,342 staff on Thursday after employment protections under the federal coronavirus aid package, or CARES Act, expired on Sept. 30. In addition, American regional subsidiaries Envoy and P

Fire HD 8 (2020) owners: Tell us about your tablet

30Engadget / 42min
There are a lot of tablets to choose from, but few of them have the low price points of Amazon’s Fire HD lineup. At just $90, the Fire HD 8 is ideal for watching videos, browsing the web and using Alexa. However, commerce editor Valentina Palladino noted that Fire OS holds the hardware back — and the new device is most useful for those already integrated into Amazon’s ecosystem. If you own this y

Thursday's Best Deals: Borderlands 3, Hand Sanitizer, TaoTronics Soundbar, Tosot Dehumidifier, and More

64Gizmodo / 45min
Borderlands 3 and 124.8oz of hand sanitizer lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Samsung Galaxy M11 is coming to the UK with a massive battery and a tiny price

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 46min
The Samsung Galaxy M11 has a 5,000mAh battery, a triple-lens camera, and a budget price tag.

Pokemon GO free remote raid passes for two months

SlashGear / 46min
This week starts a series of weeks in which Niantic gives users a free Remote Raid Pass. There are a few prerequisites for obtaining said pass, including having a certain amount of passes before attempting to get a new free pass. You’ll also need to know where to look – not that they’re particularly well hidden, or meaning to be … Continue reading

The next 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' fighter is Steve from 'Minecraft'

Smash Steve Minecraft
48Engadget / 48min
There’s always huge speculation around the identity of the next downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate . Rumors prior to today’s reveal suggested the latest addition would be Tracer from Overwatch . Instead, Steve from Minecraft is joining the Smash lineup as a DLC fighter. Steve and Alex from @Minecraft are joining the #SmashBrosUltimate roster! Get ready to mine and craft your vi

Thursday's Best Deals: Borderlands 3, Hand Sanitizer, TaoTronics Soundbar, Tosot Dehumidifier, and More

68Lifehacker / 52min
Borderlands 3 and 124.8oz of hand sanitizer lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Gigabyte launches ultra-compact Brix Pro PC

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
Intel’s Tiger Lake enables unique capabilities in small form-factors - this packs four monitors, TB4, and decent performance.

Save $150 on a sleek, easy-to-store cordless vacuum

36Mashable / 1h
SAVE $150: Keep your floors consistently clean with a bagless Samsung Jet 75 Complete Cordless Stick Vacuum , which is on sale at Best Buy for $349.99 as of Oct. 1. That's $150 and 30% off the list price of $499.99. For people with limited space, a cordless stick vacuum is the move: It's thin, it's lightweight, and it won't take up half a closet This one from Samsung , which weighs only six pound

COVID Vaccines Can Have Some Nasty Side Effects — But Only For a Day

500+Futurism / 1h
The entire world is waiting with bated breath for an effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine. Several companies, including pharmaceuticals Moderna and Pfizer, are currently testing out vaccine candidates on thousands of volunteers as part of double-blind phase three trials. And, as CNBC reports , the short term side effects in those trials are getting pretty nasty — but mostly subside after a single

Stock up on pre-owned games with this 4-for-$30 deal at GameStop

20Mashable / 1h
4 PRE-OWNED GAMES FOR $30: Pick up four pre-owned games priced at $14.99 and under, and get the whole thing for just $30 at GameStop. Looking to stock up on games that you either missed or neglected to play over the past few years? Well, now is a good time to start adding to your library — the cold seasons are upon us, and we'll soon be spending even more time indoors. So, might as well have some

US Senate subpoenas heads of Google, Facebook and Twitter

Senate Google Twitter
300+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey will be quizzed by senators.

Amazon Prime Video UK in October 2020: Parasite and 1917 are streaming soon

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
What's new on Amazon Prime Video UK this month, including a few big-hitter movies from the past year.

You don’t want the $549 Surface Laptop Go

SlashGear / 1h
Microsoft may be trumpeting a $549 headline price for its new Surface Laptop Go, but most potential owners will probably want to bypass the cheapest model for the best everyday experience. Announced this morning, the Surface Laptop Go promises to distill the best of the larger, more expensive Surface Laptop into a version perfect for the newly working-from-home or home-schooled. … Continue readin

How to Change the Page Color in Google Docs

How-To Geek / 1h
A Google Docs document typically has a white background for each page. If you want to customize the page color in Google Docs, you can do so in your page settings menu. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The next Super Smash Bros Ultimate fighter is actually four Minecraft characters

Smash Steve Minecraft
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate's new fighters are actually a number of Minecraft characters, including Alex, Steve and Enderman.

A chaotic 'Borat' sequel trailer is all about COVID-19 and the election

300+Mashable / 1h
Borat is back...just in time for the U.S. election. Sacha Baron Cohen's wildly popular 2006 character will return for a sequel that finds him once again enmeshed in American culture during the COVID-19 pandemic and leading up to Nov. 3, 2020. Jagshemash. If you see only one moviefilm this year, please see the only one that got made - mine Great success! Please, you look. Chenquieh

SAP continues to build out customer experience business with Emarsys acquisition

100+TechCrunch / 1h
SAP seemed to be all in on customer experience when it acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion in 2018. It continued on that journey today when it announced it was acquiring Austrian cloud marketing company Emarsys for an undisclosed amount of money. Emarsys, which raised over $55 million, according to PitchBook data , gives SAP customer personalization technology. If you talk to any marketing automati

Operational technology under threat

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Q&A on Covid-19 and operational technology with Gareth Williams at Thales

Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' is the ray of sunshine you need in your life

34Mashable / 1h
In the second episode of his eponymous Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) brings his new boss a box of cookies. It's a tiny gesture (literally, since the box is barely bigger than a Twinkie), and one that the deeply skeptical Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) declines at first. But she's curious, so she tries one. Then another. And another. Turns out they're incredible. By the middle of the e

Norwegian Air In Talks To Be Nationalized

View from the Wing / 1h
They're reportedly in talks with the government of Norway over nationalization, since the earlier bailout the carrier received hasn't been enough to keep them afloat while a government spokesperson confirms that the carrier is deemed to be "very important" although they'd anticipate government-as-shareholder would be a temporary arrangement. Continue reading ...

This hack gets Xbox Game Pass streaming on Chromecast

SlashGear / 1h
Back in September, Microsoft launched Project xCloud game streaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Project xCloud allows players to stream certain Xbox One games to their Android device, giving them a way to play console-quality games on mobile phone with no big downloads needed. It’s a nice perk for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, to be sure, and apparently … Continue reading

Reddit Bots Are Hunting Down Racists, One Post at a Time

62Wired / 1h
Hate speech is rampant in subreddits—but automated bots and browser plug-ins are (sort of) fighting back.

How Much Power Does It Take to Do the Red Bull 400 Hill Run?

97Wired / 1h
400 meters. A 37-degree incline. Turns out humans are capable of superhuman power outputs—if only for a short time.

Google will pay publishers to curate a reliable news feed

71Engadget / 1h
Today, Google announced plans to invest $1 billion in partnerships with news publishers. With that money, Google will pay publishers to curate content for a new product, the Google News Showcase. This should ensure that users get high-quality content, and it appears to be Google’s latest effort to improve its relationship with publishers. Tech companies like Google and Facebook are sometimes blam

How to Save Your Samsung Motion Photos From That Google Photos Error

56Lifehacker / 1h
Isn’t it fun when one platform’s technology won’t play nicely with another? Owners of various Samsung Androids are experiencing this joy firsthand, as the Samsung Camera’s motion photos don’t appear to be working with Google Photos—a popular, free, wonderful photo backup solution. Read more...

How Does Google's Serverless App Engine Work?

How-To Geek / 1h
App Engine is a fully managed serverless compute service from Google Cloud Platform that makes managing a backend of microservices a lot simpler. It’s built around high scalability without having to manage your own servers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Macrometa, an edge computing service for app developers, lands $7M seed round led by DNX

Macrometa GDN $7M DNX
100+TechCrunch / 1h
As people continue to work and study from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in edge computing has increased. Macrometa , a Palo Alto-based that provides edge computing infrastructure for app developers, announced today it has closed a $7 million seed round. The funding was led by DNX Ventures, an investment fund that focuses on early-stage B2B startups. Other participants included r

Pinterest is trying to make this Halloween more culturally sensitive

20Mashable / 1h
There's no doubt Halloween will look different this year — but maybe not only for the reason you think. This Halloween, Pinterest is adding new measures (in addition to its existing ban on the advertisement of "culturally inappropriate" costumes) to cut down on the number of insensitive costume ideas on the site. Cultural appropriation — the adoption of a culture you don't belong to through ways

A High-Tech Twin for a Renaissance Masterpiece

200+NYT > Technology / 1h
A copy of Michelangelo’s David printed in 3-D will be the centerpiece of the Italy Pavilion at the next world fair.

Google Pixel 5 is more proof the iPhone 12 will eat everyone's lunch

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41Mashable / 1h
Apple has the best budget phone on the market. I've been saying it for a while — and I've been ridiculed for it — but it's true. In fact, it probably has the best-priced option for every budget. I know it sounds preposterous. After all, the iPhone was always *the* premium phone, the phone for people who don't really care about paying a couple hundred dollars extra to be a part of Apple's ecosyste

World Of Hyatt Launches Incredible Promotion (Register Now)

1KOne Mile at a Time / 1h
World of Hyatt’s incredible new “Bonus Journeys” promotion launches today — it’s now open for registration , and valid for stays effective immediately. But there’s so much more value to be had with World of Hyatt his fall, whether you’re paying for stays in cash or redeeming points. Hyatt’s new “Bonus Journeys” promotion World of Hyatt’s new promotion is called Bonus Journeys, just like the promo

London Marathon will take place thanks to social-distancing wearables

Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Hyundai create a new studio to develop ‘transformer-class’ vehicles

Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Verizon’s new 5G home gateway taps faster mmWave and AR

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SlashGear / 1h
Verizon has a new 5G home router, promising potentially more performance than your traditional cable or DSL broadband might deliver, and a slick augmented reality setup process. The new Verizon 5G Internet Gateway taps the carrier’s fledgling 5G Home service, which expanded into two new cities from today. That adds Minneapolis and St. Paul to the count, though it’s still … Continue reading

Star Trek's Zachary Quinto Talks the Kelvin Timeline's Film Future

30Gizmodo / 1h
Netflix’s Sandman series may have finally landed some key players. A Lord of the Rings reunion is on the way for The Boys . Thomas Jane...vampire hunter? Plus updates on Evil Dead Rise , Lost in Space , Locke & Key , and more. Spooky spoilers today! Read more...

Facebook Messenger is merging with Instagram’s direct messages

Messenger Instagram
20Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Github wants to kill off security bugs in your code for good

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New code scanning tool should help Github developers catch bugs.

Motif Foodworks preps commercial production for its first ingredient, improving the flavor of beef substitutes

100TechCrunch / 2h
Motif Foodworks , the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product an ingredient to improve the flavor of beef substitutes. The expansion of Motif’s manufacturing capacity presages the commercial availability of its new flavoring, which should be on folded into consumer products by the f

Save Up to $100 on a Fire TV for Amazon Prime Day

24Gizmodo / 2h
Insignia 50-inch 4K HDR Fire TV | $250 | Amazon Toshiba 50-Inch 4K HDR Fire TV | $350 | Amazon Amazon Fire TV Recast | $130 | Amazon Read more...

Listen to Your Cake Before You Take It Out of the Oven

60Lifehacker / 2h
Baking is an activity that involves all of your senses. You have to look at your dough to see if it has doubled in volume, feel the bread as you knead it in order to nail the right level of elasticity, and smell the air to make sure nothing’s burning. Taste... well, obviously. And according to Peter—the first star… Read more...

How to Prepare for Halloween in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

How-To Geek / 2h
Can you feel the spooky chill in the air? Do you sense a distinct lack of pumpkin in your island décor? Get ready for Halloween with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons October 2020 update featuring a pumpkin patch of your own! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Deal Alert: Grab Aukey’s Beefy Wireless Charging Power Bank for $10 Off

How-To Geek / 2h
What’s more convenient than wireless charging? Wireless charging you can take with you—no wall plug necessary. Aukey’s Wireless Portable Charger promises to do that, thanks to its 10W QI wireless charging capability married to a 20,000mAh battery. And you get it for about $10 less than usual right now, bringing the cost down to $35.41 when you use code NY7UX3UI. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: The Best Over-Ear Headphones

26How-To Geek / 2h
Anyone can appreciate a good set of over-ear headphones, especially music fans, students, and couples who are stuck working at home. But shopping for cans is pretty overwhelming thanks to fancy new features like Bluetooth and ANC. Worry not—we’ll explain the features that matter and help you buy a set of over-ear headphones. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: 18 Fun Gift Ideas for Literature Lovers

How-To Geek / 2h
Literature lovers are notoriously hard to shop for. Unlike film aficionados and comic book fans, there’s rarely much merch to go with a favorite read. Before you default to that bookstore gift card, though, we have some suggestions! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Set Up Automatic Builds for Docker Images on GitHub

How-To Geek / 2h
GitHub has a feature called GitHub Actions that run automatic builds, tests, and other scripts whenever you make changes to a repository. One handy use case of this is automatically building and pushing Docker containers to a container registry. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Cisco acquires PortShift to raise its game in DevOps and Kubernetes security

92TechCrunch / 2h
Cisco is making another acquisition to expand its reach in security solutions, this time specifically targeting DevOps and the world of container management. It is acquiring PortShift, an Israeli startup that has built a Kubernetes-native security platform. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. PortShift had raised about $5.3 million from Team8, an incubator and backer of security startups i

Lower Decks Paid Homage to Star Trek's Cinematic Legacy to Incredible Effect

66Gizmodo / 2h
So far, Star Trek: Lower Decks ’ fondness for sending up the longest history of Trek tropes has largely stuck to the series’ television roots, poking and prodding at cyclical story ideas and the legacy of the franchise ’s usual home. But this week’s episode finally sets its sights bigger on Star Trek ’s uneven cinema… Read more...

Transfer Chase Points To Southwest With 20% Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 2h
Chase Ultimate Rewards has just launched its latest transfer bonus, which some members may want to take advantage of. Chase offering 20% bonus on Southwest transfers Chase is offering a 20% bonus when you transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest Rapid Rewards . This bonus is valid through Saturday, October 31, 2020 . The bonus isn’t hard-coded into the transfer ratio, meaning that when you t

Yale researchers create breakthrough robotic fabrics

20SlashGear / 2h
Researchers from the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science have announced a breakthrough in what they call robotic fabric. The breakthrough could lead to innovations like adaptive clothing, self-deploying shelters, or lightweight shape-changing machinery. Researchers in the lab of Prof. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio have created a robotic fabric featuring actuation ability, flexibility, breat

Altinity grabs $4M seed to build cloud version of ClickHouse open source data warehouse

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Earlier this month, cloud data warehouse Snowflake turned heads when it debuted on the stock market . Today, Altinity , the commercial company behind the open source ClickHouse data warehouse announced a $4 million seed round from Accel along with a new cloud service, Altinity.Cloud . “Fundamentally, the company started out as an open source services bureau offering support, training and [custom]

Microsoft adds the $549 Laptop Go to its growing Surface lineup

Microsoft Surface Pro X
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Microsoft just added a couple of key additions to its ever-growing lineup of Surface devices. There are a bunch of new accessories and an update to the Surface Pro X, which you can read about here . The biggest news of the morning, however, is the arrival of the Surface Laptop Go — an affordable take on the company’s well-received Surface Laptop. The device borrows the naming convention from the

Microsoft updates its Arm-based Surface Pro X tablet with a faster CPU

Microsoft Surface Pro X
92TechCrunch / 2h
Microsoft today announced the second generation of its Arm-based Surface Pro X tablet. The first generation of the Pro X launched last October and since then, Microsoft worked with Qualcomm to design the second generation of the SQ2 processor that powers it. The SQ2 doesn’t fully replace the first-generation SQ1 chip, though. Instead, Microsoft is only using it for the top-end SKUs of the Pro X.

American Airlines eliminates partner elite seating benefits

23The Points Guy / 2h
Airlines are busy making policy adjustments during the pandemic. In April, all of the major U.S. carriers extended elite status and made temporary changes to their loyalty programs. In August, major U.S. carriers then moved to permanently eliminate (most) change fees . As part of American’s no-change-fee announcement , the airline also unveiled some welcome improvements to the basic economy exper

The Surface Laptop Go is here, and could steal Apple’s 12-inch MacBook thunder

Microsoft Surface Pro X
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Microsoft has also just revealed a refreshed Surface Pro X with a more powerful processor.

We Can Use Less Energy and Still Have Good Lives

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At last night’s presidential debate , former Vice President Joe Biden refused to endorse the Green New Deal but reaffirmed some of his campaign’s climate promises. Read more...

Team shooter 'Rogue Company' is now free-to-play

100+Engadget / 2h
Rogue Company , a 4v4 team-based multiplayer shooter that arrived in a closed beta early this year, is now free-to-play in an open beta. The game was popular from the start thanks to features like cross-play and the fact that it was touted by the likes of Dr. Disrespect and 100 Thieves . Developed by First Watch Games and published by Hi-Rez Studios, Rogue Company offers a range of playable chara

Get a Limited-Time Discount on New Amazon Gear by Trading in Your Old Tech

53Lifehacker / 2h
If you’re interested in one of Amazon’s many upcoming Alexa-powered devices , the company is running a limited-time trade-in offer that could knock a sizable chunk off the sticker price of its new Echos, Rings, and Fires TV, plus its latest Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers. Read more...

Check to see how many Amex points you can earn for referring a friend

The Points Guy / 2h
Large welcome bonuses offer a great opportunity to boost your account balance — as do shopping portals and bonus categories — but there’s another oft-overlooked option available with a handful of cards: referral bonuses . In many cases, it’s easy to earn thousands of bonus points or cash back — when a friend applies for a new account using your custom link, you’ll be eligible for a bonus after th

Businesses are finally sick and tired of passwords

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Majority of businesses intend to abandon the password in the near future.

'Doomswiping' is the latest pandemic coping mechanism

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As the pandemic summer creeps into pandemic autumn, still on dating apps. When I lie in bed at night, the only light in the room is the screen glow as I swipe through various apps — left, left, right, left, right, right — and so it goes. The phenomenon known as doomscrolling , popularized on Twitter by writer Karen K. Ho, entered the cultural lexicon earlier this year. The concept is simpl

Microsoft's new Surface Pro X has a creepy eye contact feature for video chats

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With the pandemic forcing a lot of us to work from home for the foreseeable future, it's very likely people are upgrading their devices to something more suitable. And, it's safe to say Microsoft is aware. In response to these trying times, the company unveiled its next-generation Surface Pro X with some new improvements. Not only does it come with an all-new chipset, longer battery life, and sup

Microsoft just introduced the new $549 Surface Laptop Go

Microsoft Surface Pro X
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Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has just announced its newest addition to the growing Surface family, the Surface Laptop Go , alongside an updated Surface Pro X . The Laptop Go aims to bring affordable Windows computing to stylish, premium hardware in the mid-range laptop segment, starting from $549. The LTE-enabled Pro X, on the other hand, starts at $999 and is more of a refresh, specific

White House Proposes $20 Billion For Airlines, And Some Are Complaining

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The White House proposal is now $20 billion rather than $25 billion as they try to find common ground between their $1.6 trillion number and the House’s $2.2 trillion. They're trying to find a deal with $5 billion for airline shareholders and creditors getting shaved in the process. Continue reading ...

Microsoft announces new keyboard, mouse and other accessories

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As people around the world are settling into new work- or study-from-home routines, Microsoft is rolling out new products it says will upgrade your home office space. The tech giant has announced accessories to accompany its new Surface products, including a compact keyboard and mouse. Microsoft describes the new Designer Compact Keyboard as “slim, narrow and elegant.” The keyboard has a two-year

Microsoft updates the Surface Pro X with a new processor option

Microsoft Surface Pro X
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October is here, which means it’s time again for Microsoft to release new hardware. While the Surface Duo may have been the talk of the town last month with its intriguing new form factor, today’s announcements are almost boring in comparison. The company just unveiled the new Surface Laptop Go and updates to the Surface Pro X in addition to some accessories to go along with the new devices. The

Microsoft's cute Surface Laptop Go has a 12.4-inch screen, starts at $549

Microsoft Surface Pro X
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Last year, Microsoft went big with first-ever 15-inch Surface Laptop . Now, it’s going smaller: the Surface Laptop Go is a sleeker (and cuter) notebook with a 12.4-inch screen. And similar to the Surface Go 2 , it’s being positioned as a low-cost device, with a starting price of $549. But unlike the Go 2, a compact machine that quickly gets more expensive as you spec it up, Microsoft claims even

Corsair did its best, but I still dislike opto-mechanical keyboards

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It’s a bit of an understatement to say that gaming keyboards have come a long way in the past decade. Customizable RGB lighting, dedicated macro keys and media controls have become standard features. And some of the larger companies have even come up with their own mechanical key designs, with Razer taking things even further two years ago with new “opto-mechanical” switches which promised faster

Grocery App Workers' Rights Are Under Siege

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Californians will soon be voting on Prop 22—an initiative that would remove protections for gig workers and could drive them into financial hardship.

This Congressperson Wants to Rev Up Covid Testing

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Mikie Sherrill’s new bill would tie federal reimbursement to testing result times—and reward labs for extra quick turnarounds.

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - October 2020

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This month's focus is on the threats faced by women reporters globally, including the case of the imprisoned Egyptian human rights writer Solafa Magdy.

Microsoft's Refreshed Surface Pro X Sports a New Chip and Commitment to Arm

Microsoft Surface Pro X
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With its tiny bezels and incredibly thin chassis, last year’s Surface Pro X had one of the most impressive designs I’ve seen on any 2-in-1 ever, and now for 2020, Microsoft is refreshing its lone ARM-based Surface with a new processor and flashy platinum paint job. Read more...

Microsoft Finally Has a Budget Laptop

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After producing a fine laptop and a great budget tablet, Microsoft is finally voltroning these concepts together to make the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go, a $550 laptop with a real Intel 10th-gen i5 processor. This is what we’ve been asking for. Read more...

How to Check the Tizen Version on Your Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch

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Part of owning a gadget is making sure it’s up to date with the latest firmware. Samsung Galaxy smartwatches run software called “One UI” and “Tizen,” and receives fairly regular updates. Here’s how to check which version your watch is running. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Get Started with Github's New Docker Container Registry

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GitHub recently released the GitHub Docker Container Registry, a competitor to the default Docker Hub that allows you to privately store Docker images in the cloud. It functions as an extension of GitHub packages, and integrates with their existing CI/CD tooling. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

31 Spooktacular Horror Movies to Watch This October

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Watching horror movies is a fun Autumn activity, and an absolute must for Halloween enthusiasts. We rounded up 31 of the most exciting and outrageous horror movies (with plenty of classics and a few newer picks) to give you something thrilling to watch every day in October. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Surface Pro X upgrade: Microsoft SQ 2 chip and longer battery life

Microsoft Surface Pro X
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The Surface Pro X is getting an upgrade, with Microsoft’s ultra-portable 2-in-1 promising more power, more battery life, and more color options. Joining the existing Microsoft SQ 1 chipset built in collaboration with Qualcomm comes a new, SQ 2 version, bringing more grunt to the top-end Surface Pro X configurations. It uses Adreno 690 graphics, too, for a bump in … Continue reading

Microsoft reveals five new Surface accessories

Microsoft Surface Pro X
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Microsoft doesn’t just have a new laptop and an upgraded version of its Surface Pro X today: there’s also a host of new accessories and peripherals. Aiming to add to your homeschooling or work-from-home desk, the new line-up includes two new mouse options and a new keyboard, among other things. Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard Whether it’s a replacement for a … Continue reading

Surface Laptop Go gives Chromebooks some $550 competition

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Microsoft’s computing family is growing, with a new affordable notebook, the Surface Laptop Go, joining the range of Windows machines. Borrowing features from its Surface Laptop sibling, and a focus on affordability from the Surface Go s 2-in-1, the Surface Laptop Go kicks off at $549. At first glance, the resemblance to the existing Surface Laptop is clear. Microsoft’s newest … Continue reading

Amazon Kindle Unlimited is free for 3 months ahead of Prime Day deals

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This Amazon Kindle Unlimited trial offers three months for free ahead of Prime Day deals.

Sky Q now offers Fiit training app for living room cardio, strength and yoga

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Turning telly addicts into gym bunnies.

Google Photos gets smarter, AI-powered editor

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Google just launched a bunch of hardware, including two new Pixel phones , but the company has also been working on some new features which can benefit users of other Android devices as well. On Wednesday, Google rolled out a new version of the photo editor in the Google Photos app on Android. It uses machine learning to give you suggestions on how to fix a photo, which you can apply with one tap

Imperva to acquire database security startup jSonar

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Cybersecurity giant Imperva will acquire jSonar, a database security startup that recently landed $50 million from Goldman Sachs. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The acquisition of jSonar, which provides security and compliance to databases on-premise or in the cloud, will help bolster Imperva’s data security business. As part of the deal, jSonar founder Ron Bennatan will join Impe

Combining machine learning tools for medical imaging with genetic sequencing nets Sophia Genetics $110M

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SOPHiA GENETICS , the shoutily and poorly capitalized named startup that’s combining machine learning tools for medical imaging and genetic sequencing to come up with a more holistic view of diseases for better patient care, has raised $110 million in new funding. The Series F round for the company was led by aMoon an Israeli healthcare and life sciences investment fund, and HItachi Ventures, the

How to Make It Easier to Control Smart Home Devices From Your Phone

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Setting up your smart home and controlling it from your phone is easier than it’s ever been. Both Android 11 and iOS 14 include features to further simplify smart home management. Read more...

Ford slashes the price on the Mustang Mach-E

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An alleged official Ford dealer sheet has leaked that appears to show the automaker is making some significant price cuts for the highly anticipated Mustang Mach-E. The leaked dealer sheet indicates that the MSRP on all Premium models will be reduced by $3000. The MSRP on all CA Route 1 models will be cut by $2000. Select and First Edition … Continue reading

New Narrow Body Business Class Seat Features Doors & Direct Aisle Access

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STELIA Aerospace, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, has today unveiled a new business class seat that I expect will become quite popular within a few years. STELIA Aerospace OPERA business class seat STELIA Aerospace’s new business class seat is called “OPERA,” and it’s specifically designed for single aisle aircraft. This new product features fully flat seats, direct aisle access, an

Steam's first digital tabletop festival kicks off this month

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Valve is launching a new Steam event tabletop gaming fans might love, especially now it’s not wise to play in person with a bunch of people. The first ever Steam Digital Tabletop Fest , a joint project between Valve and Auroch Digital, centers around games that “run across the lines between digital and physical.” By that, they mean its featured titles will include digital ports of physical games

Emma Thompson, Opal Tometi, Gael García Bernal share hopeful 'message from the future'

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In times like these, it can be difficult to imagine a future where our current crises are a thing of the past. But a new animated short film imagines a world where we've moved forward and built a better, more equitable world for ourselves. Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair pictures a future world where we're on the other side of our current crises and living in a better society that

Hublot's new limited edition Big Bang e smartwatch has a soccer twist

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If you've got the money and a fondness for the most prestigious club competition in the sport, this could be for you.

Lab-made plastic-eating bacteria prove effective in degrading waste

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Flight Attendant Gets Note, Money From Passengers On Her Last Flight Before Furlough

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American Airlines flight attendant Breaunna Ross shared a video of her last announcement on her last flight before her expected furlough. She arrives at Dallas Fort Worth and shares she “didn’t hold it together lolllll.” Another cabin crew member – who is also getting furloughed – recorded her last announcement. And then the two of them “held hands as [they] landed.” Continue reading ...

Star Wars Squadrons impressions: A heavy asterisk at launch for PC players

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Prepping for Star Wars Squadrons battle, Empire edition. [credit: EA Motive ] For the past few years, we've seen EA try to claw back to solid footing with its Star Wars video games. After a disastrous launch , Star Wars: Battlefront 2 reversed MTX course and enjoyed years of free support and updates, while Respawn Entertainment managed to deliver 2019's solid-if-uninspiring adventure of Jedi: Fal

On the Future of (Going to the) Movies

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When Americans can fill theaters once again, what if the experience is better than we left it?

Fitbit Sense Review: It Can Measure Stress—Sort Of

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Fitbit's newest watch can track SpO2 and electrodermal activity, but it can't handle 2020.

'Star Wars: Squadrons' effortlessly puts a 2020s spin on a '90s fave

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I sure did love Star Wars: X-Wing . The 1993 space combat simulator set in a galaxy far, far away gave me the chance to live out all the Star Wars dogfighting fantasies my teenage brain could summon. And that's exactly what EA's Motive Studios set out to tap into with Star Wars: Squadrons . It's a childhood dream, realized. You should know right out the gate that this isn't an arcade game. If you

How to Password Protect Photos on iPhone and iPad

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Sometimes, you need to protect your iPhone or iPad photos from prying eyes that might also have access to your device. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide an obvious, secure way to do this. However, there’s a work-around thanks to the Notes app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Vote now for this year’s TPG Awards Readers’ Choice winners

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VOTE NOW Over the previous two years, the TPG Awards have honored the best credit cards, loyalty programs and travel providers out there. And even though the travel industry has been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic , that doesn’t mean there’s no room for celebration in 2020. This year, however, we’re taking an entirely different approach to the awards, one that will allow all of our

2021 Audi RS5 Coupe and Sportback: Revised design and new technology

2021 Audi RS Sportback
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The 2021 Audi RS5 Coupe and Sportback are updated with new styling, fresh technology, and two new launch edition models. Both the two-door RS5 Coupe and four-door Sportback are powered by a 2.9-liter V6 bi-turbo engine generating 444 horsepower and a healthy 442 pound-feet of torque, and both have Quattro all-wheel-drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The new Audi RS5 … Continue reading

Crew members are still searching for a leak on the ISS

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EE phone deals are no longer available at Carphone Warehouse - here are some alternatives

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With Carphone Warehouse and EE no longer working together, where can you get your EE phone deal contracts from now?

Jüsto adds another $5 million in funding to build its online, delivery-only grocery store for Latin America

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As it begins expanding beyond its home base in Mexico City, the on-demand, online only grocery store Jüsto has added another $5 million in early stage funding. The new money came from Bimbo Ventures, the strategic investment arm of one of the world’s largest bakery companies, Bimbo, and Sweet Capital, the investment fund from the founders of Over the summer, the company expanded its ser

Blackbaud: Bank details and passwords at risk in giant charities hack

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The National Trust is among those believed to be affected by the latest development.

Laptops with multi-cameras might appear as early as next year

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Reports suggests that manufacturers are looking to come up with laptops hosing multiple camera setups including a wide-angle sensor

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X leak suggests 12-core CPU is a huge leap forward from 3900X

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Another rumor has emerged – and provides another reason for Intel to be seriously worried.

Like a real-life Iron Man, this jetsuit paramedic will help rescue people

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In collaboration with Gravity Industries, the Great North Air Ambulance Service has created a jetsuit that could help deploy paramedics in search and rescue missions, particularly in difficult terrains. Read more... More about Marvel , Rescue Mission , Tony Stark , Jetsuit , and Tech

JetBlue says likelihood of London Heathrow flights has improved because of pandemic

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JetBlue Airways is ready to celebrate the launch of its long-planned flights to London late next year, underscoring its enthusiasm for the route with a new special “streamers” tail for its new Airbus A321LRs that will operated the service. Those jets are being assembled now in Germany and JetBlue has secured spaced for its new service at its Boston (BOS) and New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) gateway

The Morning After: Google unveiled new Pixels, Chromecast and more

Google Pixel Chromecast
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Thank you, Google, for keeping your remote press conference mercifully short and to the point . Oddly, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G phones — don’t confuse them — were given equal weighting with a new, prettier Chromecast dongle (with remote) and a new smart speaker called Nest Audio. We’ve already got hands-on impressions of the new Chromecast , but you’ll have to wait a little longer for the spea

Jupiter may be the reason Venus isn’t habitable today

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Scientists believe that Jupiter may be the reason Venus can’t have nice things. Researchers believe that if not for Jupiter, Venus might be habitable today. A new study has highlighted the destabilizing effect of the gas giant planet. If Jupiter hadn’t altered its orbit around the sun, Venus might not be the scorching and waterless hellscape that the planet is … Continue reading

Bag a cheap JBL headphones deal with these early Amazon Prime Day sales

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Headphones, speakers, and gaming headsets are just some of the fantastic deals available in this early Amazon Prime Day sale.

Pixel 5 lacks Motion Sense tech – but it will return, Google says

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Project Soli isn't dead, according to the person in charge of hardware at Google.

BT and Toshiba use Quantum Cryptography to create 'unhackable' network

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The UK's first industrial deployment of a quantum network is in Bristol.

This Google Pixel 5 deal on Vodafone looks to be the best choice for pre-order so far

Google Pixel 5
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The brand new Google Pixel 5 deals are now here and ready to pre-order with impressive specs and low costs.

Tesla Model 3 earned a mediocre score in Europe's new assisted driving test

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Europe’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) has released its second series of assisted driving grades, and despite having the best technology, Tesla’s Model 3 came away with a mediocre score . The reason? Driver engagement is a key factor and Tesla’s Autopilot system “encourages the driver to relinquish too much control,” according to the testers (via RoadShow ). The results from the test don’t sh

Qatar Airways Extends But Modifies Generous Rebooking Policy

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Over the past several months we’ve seen airlines introduce flexible booking policies to make people comfortable with the idea of planning future travel in these uncertain times. Arguably Qatar Airways at one point had the world’s most generous policy in this regard, though restrictions were eventually added. Well, there’s good and bad news when it comes to Qatar Airways’ “Travel With Confidence”

Publishers Worry as Ebooks Fly off Libraries' Virtual Shelves

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Checkouts of digital books from a popular service are up 52 percent since March. Publishers say their easy availability hurts sales.

The Dispersed Family Is Hurting

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The dispersed modern family depends on easy travel. Now that it’s much harder, the question becomes: How long is too long to not see a parent?

Russia’s Fancy Bear Hackers Likely Penetrated a US Federal Agency

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New clues indicate that APT28 may be behind a mysterious intrusion that US officials disclosed last week.

Increasing productivity in the WFH era

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Dell examines how companies can support a remote workforce with the right tools to boost productivity.

Shopify data breach hits Kylie Jenner make-up firm

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At least 100 sellers using Shopify e-commerce platform, including Kylie Cosmetics, have customer data stolen.

ESO VLT discovers a supermassive black hole with trapped galaxies around it

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The ESO has used its VLT (Very Large Telescope) to discover something very interesting. Astronomers have discovered six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole since the universe was less than a billion years old. Researchers say that this is the first time such a close grouping has been seen soon after the Big Bang. The discovery gives a better … Continue reading

FNB updates speedpoints to scan QR codes

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You can now scan a QR code at standalone FNB point of sale points across the country

Famous strange demises get a second look in The Curious Life and Death of…

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Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris hosts the Smithsonian Channel's new documentary series The Curious Life and Death of.... Infamous historical cold cases get a scientific face-lift in The Curious Life and Death Of... , a new documentary series from the Smithsonian Channel. Hosted by author and medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris , each of the six episodes takes a fresh look at a famous death

What Is 4K Resolution? An Overview of Ultra HD

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If you’re buying a TV or upgrading to a next-generation console, you’ve probably seen terms like 4K and Ultra HD thrown around. Let’s cut through the jargon and get down to what these terms mean, and if they’re even interchangeable. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google to pay out $1B to publishers to license content for new Google News Showcase

Google News Publishers
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Google has long had a frenemy position with regards to the world of news: it can direct a lot of traffic to online publishers, but that’s only if people bother to click on links after getting the gist of the story from Google itself (and that’s before considering Google’s AMP approach on mobile that keeps users on Google URLs after they click). Publications built around advertising have felt beho

Irish Supreme Court Says Subway Bread Can't Legally Be Called Bread Under Tax Law

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Ireland’s Supreme Court has ruled that bread from the international fast food chain Subway can’t legally be called bread under Irish tax law. The problem? Subway’s bread simply has too much sugar and must be considered a “confectionary.” Read more...

Marvel Studios has finally cast Ms Marvel for its Disney Plus TV show

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Marvel Studios has reportedly cast Ms Marvel in the upcoming Disney Plus TV show, which is set in the MCU.

Sourcegraph: Devs are managing 100x more code now than they did in 2010

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Enlarge / The profusion of Web interfaces—with shifting standards, platforms, and libraries—hasn't made software development any simpler. (credit: Markus Spiske ) Sourcegraph , a company specializing in universal code search, polled more than 500 North American software developers to identify issues in code complexity and management. Its general findings are probably no surprise to most Ars reade

A YouTuber Hangs His Own Shingle With an Auction Website

YouTube Chromecast
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Doug DeMuro has a strong following for his giddy videos about exotic and quirky cars. Cars & Bids, his new site, got off to a roaring start.

Outlook online is down for many users

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Reports are coming in that Microsoft is actively investigating a web-based Outlook and Exchange Online outage that started early this morning in Europe. Now users worldwide are reporting problems accessing the Microsoft service, which compounds ire already aimed at Microsoft after an Office 365 outage earlier this week. Microsoft confirmed at 9 AM CT, 3 AM Eastern time, that users … Continue read

NCSC: Stop delaying updates and get rid of Flash now

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Adobe Flash Player end of life approaches, so get rid of it now says NCSC.

Western Digital launches world’s fastest rugged USB-C SSD

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Western Digital’s SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 offers unbeatable performance - but there's a catch.

2021 Lexus IS: See what’s new

2021 Lexus UX Black
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The 2021 Lexus IS remains a strong contender in the sport-luxury sedan category. It offers Toyota-levels of durability and a posh ride, but it wasn’t the sharpest nor the best-handling of the bunch. Lexus is changing all that in the 2021 IS sedan. The new IS 300 is still available, while the IS350 now comes standard with the F Sport … Continue reading

IHG Promo: Double Points On All Stays, And More

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IHG Rewards Club has launched its latest global promotion today, and it even offers a special perk for those with the IHG ® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ). Let’s take a look at the details. Earn double points with IHG Rewards Club With IHG Rewards Club’s new global promotion , members can earn: Unlimited double points on all stays Those with the IHG Rewards Club Premier Card can earn

Figo's connected sous vide promises to chill, seal and cook your meals

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A company called Eat Figo has started crowdfunding for the Figo , an all-in-one connected sous vide that promises to vacuum-seal, refrigerate and cook your food. The idea is that you can prepare and season your meals, vacuum seal them and drop them into the device in the device ahead of time. You set the cooking level and start time with your smartphone, and when you get home from work, your meal

Google Duo's Auto framing feature now coming to Galaxy phones

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The Google Duo is finally getting interesting features to add to it's functionalities, however, oddly it's limited to Galaxy phones apart from Pixel devices.

Gifts to help people love home again

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As a great poet once said, are you too good for your home ? No matter how good (or otherwise) you and your home are, everyone's probably a bit sick of being stuck inside after a 2020 of self-isolation, quarantine, general exhaustion, and existential dread. And as the weather cools down in the Northern Hemisphere, with no sign of the pandemic abating in the U.S. and UK, there's a lot more time at

4 ways to use expiring Marriott Bonvoy nights and perks during the pandemic (and what I decided)

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It’s possible to redeem most hotel free night awards for stays worth hundreds of dollars. I’ve even planned trips around using free nights. For example, this past January, my husband and I traveled to Japan to use two expiring Marriott free night awards at The Ritz-Carlton Osaka and The St. Regis Osaka . And, we had more trips planned this year to maximize other free nights and perks. But, like m

Here's how you can get Kindle Unlimited for free

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SAVE OVER £20: A three-month subscription to Kindle Unlimited is free for Prime members until Oct. 14. Amazon's Prime Day is fast approaching, and early deals have already started to drop. The latest deal is particularly impressive, as you don't need to spend a penny. Prime members can get access to Kindle Unlimited for three months with no additional charge if they subscribe before midnight on O

Best Lego sets 2020: the finest new builds, from Super Mario to Batmobiles

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We've rounded up the best Lego sets you can buy for quarantine life, from brand new builds to recent classics.

One of the worst Windows 10 features will soon plague Android users too

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Native Windows 10 search engine to be served up as a default option to Android users in select countries.

New Ofcom rules lead to major drop in '070' fraud calls

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UK was the biggest target for scammers but price caps have helped ease strain.

Paramedics turn to jetpacks to save those in hard-to-reach places

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Millions of US broadband users falling victim to identity theft

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Report finds around 5.5 million domestic broadband households in America could be targets for identity theft.

GitHub can actively look for security holes in your code

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GitHub , the Microsoft-owned code repository , has announced something that will hopefully make all our software much more secure. The platform has, after several months of testing, now launched code scanning, a system that will read through software looking for security holes. As the code is created, the system will now scan through it, highlighting areas that could be exploited in future. The h

Really, Google? Chromecast with Google TV doesn’t support Stadia at launch

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Stadia won’t be officially supported on Chromecast with Google TV until sometime in the first half of 2021.

How 'Host' director Rob Savage went from viral tweet to 3-movie deal

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When film-maker Rob Savage decided to prank his friends over Zoom, he wasn't expecting it to end with a massive movie deal. At the time, back in April, the UK was in the midst of its strictest coronavirus lockdown measures. Video calls were essentially the only way of keeping in touch with friends. During one of these group Zoom sessions, Savage announced that he'd been hearing noises — possibly

iPad Air 4 may be on sale any day now

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We've seen some unofficial hints that the newest tablet in the Apple line-up will be going on sale sooner rather than later.

Oppo Reno 4 release date, price, news and features

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Oppo has unveiled three new handsets in the Reno 4 series, including the Reno 4 Pro and Reno 4 Z.

This helpful tool will make editing PDFs less annoying

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TL;DR: Instantly convert PDFs into the file type you want with a lifetime subscription to the all-in-one PDFBear Software for $69.99, a 93% savings as of Oct. 1. We’ve all been there. You wait half the day for a vital document and when it arrives — it's a PDF. You have no way of editing it. PDFBear is designed specifically to solve that problem. Once you've downloaded PDFBear, you can turn PDFs i

This convenient work bag will even charge your devices

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TL;DR: Carry all your necessities in a Moovy Bag with a portable power station for $199.99, a 49% savings as of Oct. 1. If you're working from home these days, the Moovy bag portable power station bag can help you break free from your kitchen-table-turned-desk. Load up your gear and hit the road in search of inspiration — or just a change of scenery. The Moovy bag, which has a 22,000mAh battery,

Mix up delicious protein shakes with a 2-pack of shaker bottles on sale

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TL;DR: Get a two-pack of ShakeSphere 700ml tumblers for $34, a 15% savings as of Oct. 1. From tasty protein shakes to hangover hydration mixes (yes, they exist), there's no shortage of DIY drink powders and supplements to choose from. Shaker bottles are a great option for mixing up drinks and shakes while avoiding clumps, waste, and mess. In the category, the ShakeSphere 700ml Tumbler Original sh

Invest in yourself with a huge online learning bundle for $99

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TL;DR: Be a jack of all trades with the Complete eLearning Lifetime Membership bundle for $99, a 99% savings as of Oct. 1. Want to dive into online learning, but not sure where to start? This bundle will save you from choosing at all: For a limited time, you can get access to hundreds of courses on business, personal development, programming, IT, and more for $99. Dive into becoming a true jack o

ExpressVPN is extending annual subscriptions for free

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SAVE 49%: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $6.67 per month as of Oct. 1, saving you 49% on list price. We're always on the lookout for the next big deal, and there are always plenty of offers to consider in the world of VPNs . The very best deals are usually determined by small margins, with providers offering slightly better monthly rates or longer contracts than the competit

US court agrees with SEC that Kik's $100 million coin offering violated the law

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A US district judge for the Southern District of New York has agreed with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s assessment that Kik’s $100 million initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 was a securities sale. Judge Alvin Hellerstein has granted SEC’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that Kik violated the Securities Act when it sold its tokens called “Kin” without the blessing of the SEC. The c

Why does South Africa not have the Google Pixel phones?

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Google has been tempting us with vague nods that they will one day bring their flagship phones to our shores

Accountants are now 'key workers', say UK firms

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Cloud-based software and the human touch proved invaluable to business owners during Covid-19.

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Bluetooth speaker blasts the bass for 24-hour tunes

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The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is now available in the UK, having launched earlier this year in the US and Australia.

Star Wars news teased by Rogue One writer – could it be a new TV show?

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Rogue One co-writer Gary Whitta is teasing some Star Wars related news, but what could it be?

Amazon Prime Day could be a big boost for UK small businesses

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Prime members are getting an early discount aimed at helping small business outlets that sell their products via Amazon.

Moto Razr 5G to launch on October 5 in India

Motorola Razr India 5
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Motorola’s second foldable, the Moto Razr 5G, will be unveiled in India on October 5 and will be sold via Flipkart.

Port Adelaide vs Geelong: where to live stream today's AFL 2020 finals match

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It's about to kick off between the Power and the Cats, here's how to live stream the qualifying match.

Windows 10 will now warn users if their SSD is about to die

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The latest preview version of Windows 10 also introduces a useful change for the Your Phone app.

Poco C3 set to launch in India on October 6

POCO India Redmi October
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Poco is all set to launch the new Poco C3 in India on October 6. This will be an entirely new series from the brand.

Cazoo, the UK used car sales platform, raises another $311M, now valued at over $2.5B

UK Car Cazoo Raises
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A lot of people are opting to use cars instead of taking public transportation in the UK at the moment, as a way of ensuring more social distancing, and today one of the startups that’s built a more efficient way of selling and buying cars is announcing a big round of funding. Cazoo , which provides an app-based way to browse and buy used cars (it’s modeled on the likes of Vroom in the US), has p

Roland's portable TR-6S replicates classic '80s drum machines on a budget

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Roland has unveiled a pair of drum machines that recreate sounds from classic models like the TR-606 and TR-909, updated with modern features like real-time recording. The first model is the $400 TR-6S Rhythm Performer (above), essentially a smaller and cheaper version of the TR-8S . It lets you create sounds from ‘80s Roland drum machines like the 606, 707, 808 and 909, and mix them with custom

Best free software uninstallers in 2020

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Free tools to remove every trace of stubborn programs, including the stray files their own uninstallers leave behind.

Astro's first wired earbuds are aimed at mobile gamers

Astro S A03 Switch
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Competition in the headset arena has gotten pretty fierce the past few years but, for many gamers, Astro is still the name they trust the most. However, while the company’s reputation for high-quality gear has earned it plenty of fans among PC and console players, folks who prefer to go mobile have been left out — after all, not everyone wants to wear a chonky headset while playing Fortnite on th

Nest Audio listed on Google's India store; to launch with Pixel 4a

Google India N. Digital
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The Nest Audio smart speakers were revealed just yesterday. They come with a new design and improved performance over the predecessor.

France’s Sendinblue, an all-in-one digital marketing platform, raises $160M

Sendinblue Raises One
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As more companies and brands put the internet at the core of how they run their businesses these days, it’s giving a strong push to the growth of startups that are building tools to help them. In the latest development, Sendinblue , an eight-year-old French startup that has built a platform to help small and medium organizations run all of their marketing — from email, SMS and chat marketing thro

eFounders unveils its next batch of enterprise SaaS startups

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Since 2011, European startup studio eFounders has launched 27 companies with a focus on software-as-a-service companies trying to improve the way we work. Some of them have been quite successful, such as Front and Aircall . And the company is working on its next batch of startups. “We're particularly inspired by the new wave of productivity tools, that is ever more collaborative and flexible,” eF

Oracle opens Gen 2 datacentre in Dubai as digital transformation revs up

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Oracle opens Gen 2 datacentre in Dubai as US technology giant cracks enterprise-capable cloud technology with second-generation infrastructure

Chase Freedom Flex 5x Points For PayPal & Walmart In Q4 2020

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We recently saw the introduction of the Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card , which is an incredible card belonging to Chase’s Freedom portfolio. Registration for the Q4 2020 5x points categories opened on September 15, and now that it’s October 1, you can start earning 5x points. Note that these same bonus categories are also valid for the Chase Freedom Card , which is no longer open to new applic

Jet Suit paramedic to help get critical care to hard-to-reach places

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Hovercrafts, personal rockets, and backpack jet engines have tickled the fancy of people, technologies, engineers, and aviators for decades, tapping into the human desire to fly without wings or even planes. They are, however, often painted as something more for personal enjoyment or travel, at least when such machines finally take off, no pun intended. Two companies in the UK, … Continue reading

Retro-styled Amazfit Neo smartwatch now available in India

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Expanding its wearable portfolio to even a more affordable segment in India, Amazfit has launched a retro-style watch called the Neo.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remaster gives Peter Parker a facelift

Spider-Man Peter Parker
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Next-gen consoles always boast of more powerful hardware capable of driving higher-fidelity graphics. More often than not, launch titles try to flaunt those capabilities with new visual effects that would not have been possible on older consoles. Although not exactly a launch title, Spider-Man: Remaster is one prime example of that demonstration but Sony did more than up the graphics … Continue r

Cheapest Big Six energy deal beats the energy price cap by £172 - but ends soon

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Our exclusive E.ON tariff could reduce your energy bills by £170 per year, so switch before your fuel usage rises for winter

BTS danced their feelings out in an adorably dorky game

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K-pop phenomenon BTS has been absolutely dominating the charts, shattering records with their bubbly English-language hit "Dynamite." Yet behind their slick stage performances the Bangtan Boys are just a group of seven dorky, adorable goofballs — a side they got to show off in a game of Dance Your Feelings on The Tonight Show. SEE ALSO: BTS' "Dynamite" performance with The Roots is the best remix

Reliance Retail gets additional investment from Silver Lake

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Silver Lake and its co-investors have increased their aggregate investment in Reliance Retail Ventures to Rs 9,375 crore, which will translate into a 2.13% equity stake.

Delta IV Heavy scrubs again, ULA chief vows to change readiness operations

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The Mobile Service Tower rolls back from the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the NROL-44 mission on Wednesday, September 30. [credit: United Launch Alliance ] Late on Wednesday night, United Launch Alliance's large Delta IV Heavy rocket again came within seconds of lifting off from its Florida launch pad. But once again, the launch was scrubbed. Following the automated abort

Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger on the startup’s $100 million round, profitability, and SPAC mania

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As people spend less time out in the world and more time daydreaming about when a vaccine will arrive, lifestyle shoes are only gaining traction. One obvious beneficiary is Allbirds , the San Francisco-based maker of comfortable, sustainable kicks that launched in 2016 and quickly became a favorite in Silicon Valley circles before taking off elsewhere. Though the company saw its business slow thi

Google Pixel 5 vs Google Pixel 4: which flagship Android phone is for you?

Google Pixel 5 4 4A
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The Google Pixel 5 is here, but is it really an upgrade on the Google Pixel 4?

Learn to code with the help of engineers, data scientists, and other experts

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TL;DR: The Epic Python Developer Certification Bundle is on sale for £31.17 as of Oct. 1, saving you 97% on list price. If you want to communicate with the locals on your trip to Florence, you learn to speak in Italian. If you want to communicate with your computer, you learn to code . Everything you know about your devices — from the operating systems to your favorite apps — is designed and code

Will an Indian alternative to Play Store and App Store emerge?

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App makers and startup founders in India are calling for having an all-Indian app store to reduce the dependency on global tech giants who are under fire for alleged unfair practices aimed at cornering market share.

Release your inner artist with this creative bundle

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TL;DR: The Ultimate Creative Arts Bundle is on sale for £27.28 as of Oct. 1, saving you 97% on list price. There are only so many puzzles that a person can take. If you're looking for a new hobby, may we suggest something you also loved as a kid: painting. If you really want to take your inner artist seriously, it's time for you to sign up for some virtual classes. Luckily, this Creative Arts Cou

Google Pixel 4a India launch date is on October 17

Google Pixel 4A India
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The much awaited Google Pixel 4a is all set to launch in India on October 17 on Flipkart.

Pixel 5 skips Neural Core chip, Motion Gestures to return someday

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The Pixel 5 ended up exactly like what leaks have pointed out, a mid-range phone despite having no “a” to its name. Unsurprisingly, the phone didn’t have one of its predecessor’s most criticized feature, Motion Gestures powered by Project Soli. It seems, however, that it isn’t the only thing that’s missing but it’s also no surprise to hear that the … Continue reading

Dell’s 17-inch G7 gaming laptop with an RTX 2070 gets a whopping AU$1,050 price drop

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Dell discounts it’s premium gaming laptop by a whopping 30%.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 to go on sale in India today

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Xiaomi’s latest fitness band, the Mi Smart Band 5, will go on sale in India today. It is priced at Rs 2,499.

ExpressVPN offers exclusive one-month trial to LastPass password manager customers

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A small step for both companies - but an important one.

Google's 'Hold for Me' Assistant feature appears first on new Pixel phones

Google Pixel 5 UScellular
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When the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G arrive, they’ll include an early preview of Google’s new feature for the Phone app, the Duplex-powered “ Hold for Me .” Mentioned during the Launch Night presentation and explained in a blog post , it lets Google Assistant wait around and wait for someone to pick up when a business is keeping you on hold. Hold for Me saves you, and your ears, hours of elevator mus

Google DOJ anti-trust lawsuit might finally hit next week

DOJ Google Next Week
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It just launched new products and services today but next week might have a different atmosphere over at Google HQ. Although it has long been accused of anti-competitive practices in many countries around the world, Google has yet to face a formal