Saturday, October 17, 2020

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George Lucas Also Would've Killed Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 8

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Thanks to a new book written by Lucasfilm Star Wars fact extraordinaire Pablo Hidalgo, we have a lot of interesting new information about the galaxy far, far away. And it turns out George Lucas’s original plans for a sequel trilogy bore some interesting resemblances to what actually happened. Read more...

Drivers to be banned from picking up mobile phones

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The change to UK law ends a loophole allowing drivers to use phones to take photos or play games.

How to Make Your iPhone Scream When You Plug It In

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At the end of a long day of doomscrolling, both you and your iPhone probably feel like screaming. If you really want to freak out your friends, you can make your iPhone scream whenever you unplug it on iOS 14 or later. Let’s get it set up! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Trusted Contacts support will end soon, but there’s an alternative

Google Trusted Contacts
SlashGear / 14min
The Trusted Contacts app Google launched in late 2016 will officially lose support just days before its fourth anniversary. The news arrived as a small banner on the Google Trusted Contacts app website, where the company advises that users will no longer be able to use the app starting on December 1. Fortunately, Google has an alternative for customers who … Continue reading

This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle

This $50 app will keep your mind sharp

20Engadget / 17min
Exercising regularly increases and maintains your muscle strength. The mind is no different. Your brain isn’t exactly a muscle, but training it regularly will strengthen your cognitive skills and keep you sharp. But just like targeting different muscle groups, you also need to condition your mind in multiple areas such as memory, response time and retention. CogniFit can help. This app uses a sci

Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers

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Google warned in June that state-sponsored hackers were targeting 2020 US election campaigns , and now it’s outlining some of the methods those perpetrators used. APT31, a group linked to China, impersonated McAfee (the antivirus software, not its indicted founder ) in a bid to trick campaign workers into installing malware. While the software was a real copy stored in GitHub, the ploy would quie

R.I.P. Trusted Contacts, the latest app Google has marked for death

Google Trusted Contacts
36Mashable / 31min
The Google Grim Reaper has claimed another app's soul. Google is shutting down its Trusted Contacts app, as spotted by Android Police . It's gone from the App Store and Google Play store, and the app "won't be supported" for existing users as of Dec. 1, according to the app's website . Launched in 2016, the Trusted Contacts provided a way to track the locations of, well, trusted contacts. Google

Oculus Quest 2 doesn't support Oculus Go games and apps

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We praised the Oculus Quest 2 in our review for its $299 price point, as well as its powerful hardware and much better virtual reality experience compared to its predecessor. But one thing the new VR device can’t do that the Quest’s first version could is access the Oculus Go’s library of apps and games. When someone asked Oculus CTO John Carmack on Twitter why they couldn’t find the drop-down me

Deal alert: Flights to Peru from $190 round-trip through spring 2021

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. If South America is on your post-pandemic travel bucket list, listen up. Peru is slowly restarting i

FDA warns companies are slipping risky chemical into dietary supplements

Pfizer Vaccine FDA
SlashGear / 1h
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that some dietary supplement companies are including a new dietary ingredient in their products that hasn’t been approved by the agency or demonstrated as safe. Likewise, this compound is sometimes marketed with false and dangerous claims that it may treat cancer, putting patients at risk of avoiding proven medical treatments … Contin

How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close

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Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn't a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star. That’s precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that was sucked into its intense gravitational grasp at a distance of 215 million light years fro

A balanced approach: How weight and loading are critical for takeoff

The Points Guy / 1h
Last week, it was reported that the incorrect loading of a Prague-bound A321 out of London Luton Airport caused “takeoff issues” for the pilots. A last-minute change was made to the aircraft operating the service, from an A320 to a longer-bodied A321. However, the passenger seating was not changed, meaning that there were more people towards the front of the aircraft than the rear. Reaching Vr, t

Microsoft Surface Go 3 release date, leaks and price: what we want to see

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The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is one of the most value-oriented Surface devices in the world. We expect whatever its sequel is to follow in its footsteps, but until then, here’s all we know and want to see from the Surface Go 3.

Takata’s successor has another major mess on its hands, this time with seatbelts

SlashGear / 2h
Some of the biggest recalls ever seen in the automotive industry focused on defective airbags provided by Takata, now known as Joyson Safety Systems Japan. The faulty airbags hit virtually every automotive manufacturer and led to the unfortunate death of some involved in accidents in vehicles using the defective airbags. The Takata successor is in trouble again, this time for … Continue reading

All-Female Qatar Airways Crew “Draws” Ribbon In Sky With 787

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Qatar Airways honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a special way today. The Doha-based airline had an all-female crew operate a special flight over Qatar. According to the airline, the flight had female pilots, cabin crew, ATC controllers, engineers, dispatchers, and passengers. The pilots & cabin crew of QR9901 Over the course of 63 minutes, flight QR9901 “drew” a ribbon in the sky over Qata

Here Are 10 of the Best Climate Change Podcasts Out Right Now

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Podcasting seems to be everywhere these days, so of course, there’s no surprise that there are quite a few shows that deal with the big, important topic on everyone’s minds: climate change. Honestly, it’s kind of hard not to think about it when the planet is burning, the hurricanes are washing away homes, people are… Read more...

[Roundup] American Airlines Changed Its Check-In Kiosks

View from the Wing / 2h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Saturday's Best Deals: Kuppet Air Purifier, Acure and Pixi Beauty Products, Canon Pixma All-in-One Printer, White Noise Machine, and More

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A Kuppet air purifier and iHerb’s skin care essentials sale lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

The best Carphone Warehouse iPhone 12 deals and contracts

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See all of the best and cheapest prices Carphone Warehouse has on the new iPhone 12 deals with this guide.

Saturday's Best Deals: Kuppet Air Purifier, Acure and Pixi Beauty Products, Canon Pixma All-in-One Printer, White Noise Machine, and More

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A Kuppet air purifier and iHerb’s skin care essentials sale lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission

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Mandatory Windows 10 updates aren’t new, but the latest example is raising a few hackles. Windows Latest , ZDNet , The Verge and users are reporting that Windows 10 is force-restarting PCs to install links to Office web apps that launch in Edge, including in the Start menu. And despite initial reports, this isn’t limited to Insider members — people using standard Windows 10 releases have seen the

Tesla's 'try it for a week' return policy is officially no more

Tesla Model 3 Seven-Day
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Prospective Tesla buyers, beware: The company's return policy appears to have changed. And by changed, I mean "done away with completely." It used to be that new Tesla owners had a seven-day "no questions asked" return period, starting with when they took possession of their new vehicle. That no longer seems to be the case, however, with Electrek confirming via "sources familiar with the matter"

Hitting the Books: The latest 'Little Brother' is a stark cybersecurity thriller

48Engadget / 2h
Back in 2008, New York Times best-selling author and Boing Boing alum, Cory Doctorow introduced Markus “w1n5t0n” Yallow to the world in the original Little Brother (which you can still read for free right here ). The story follows the talented teenage computer prodigy’s exploits after he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a terrorist bombing of the Bay Bridge. They must ou

How to Download Your Own YouTube Videos

36How-To Geek / 2h
YouTube makes uploading videos easy. Downloading them is another story altogether. Here’s how you can download any video you’ve ever uploaded to YouTube. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nacon's Official Xbox Game Streaming Controllers for Android Come in Two Sizes

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We’re in the middle of a renaissance of controllers for phones, thanks to a similar boom of streaming services. Nacon, a smaller accessory maker, is jumping into the fray with two models officially licensed for Xbox Game Pass streaming. The Nacon MG-X (the lil’ one) and MG-X Pro (the big ‘un) both hold an Android phone and connect via Bluetooth. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Three percent of SpaceX Starlink satellites may have failed

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A new report is making the rounds claiming about three percent of the SpaceX Starlink satellites the company has put into orbit have failed. According to the report, that number of satellites has seemingly failed because they are no longer maneuvering in orbit. Each of the satellites is fitted with an ion drive to allow it to maneuver to avoid … Continue reading

With Thor, the MCU took a step into fantasy but failed to fully commit

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Our retrospective on 2011's Thor, the movie that brought another dimension to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Nvidia will build the 'world's fastest AI supercomputer'

One Nvidia IBM AI CZ400
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The Leonardo supercomputer will use 14,000 Nvidia A100 GPUs.

Original Content podcast: It’s hard to resist the silliness of ‘Emily in Paris’

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“Emily in Paris,” a new series on Netflix, has provoked skeptical responses from actual Parisians who are happy to point out the abundant clich├ęs in its story of a young American (played by Lily Collins) who takes a last-minute transfer to a marketing agency in Paris. Some fairly obvious culture clash moments ensue, along with equally implausible storylines where Emily’s extremely basic ideas abo

Three views on the future of media startups

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The Equity crew this week chewed through a trio of media stories , each dealing with private companies and their successes. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Axios was growing rapidly and near profitability. The paper also broke news that Morning Brew might exit to Business Insider for a hefty $75 million potential payout. Meanwhile, we covered the news that The Juggernaut raised $2

A defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket booster nearly collided in space

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For a while this week, it looks like there could be an impact in orbit around the earth between two pieces of space junk that might cause harm to other satellites. Two pieces of space junk included a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese booster rocket. The two were heading towards each other on Thursday night and narrowly missed … Continue reading

I Hung Out With 20 ‘Eco-Goats’ and It Was a Blaaaaast

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It will likely come as no shock to you that I’m having a pretty unhappy time right now. I know I’ve got it pretty good, all things considered. But what with the global covid-19 pandemic and economic decline, the onslaught of election news , the ever-worsening existential threat of climate change, and also, uh, life… Read more...

How to Export Your Google Keep Notes and Attachments

20How-To Geek / 3h
Google Keep offers a reliable and frustration-free note-taking experience, but it’s always a good idea to back up your notes once in a while. You can easily extract a copy of your Google Keep’s archive with Google’s dedicated backup tool, Takeout. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex Review (2020)

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Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card 6x points on Marriott 4x points at U.S. restaurants no foreign transaction fees Annual Fee: $125 | See Rates & Fees | Terms Apply. Apply Now Marriott Bonvoy has quite a portfolio of credit cards , thanks to having agreements with both American Express and Chase. For many people it can be overwhelming to decide which card makes the most sense. While

McLaren Elva Gulf Theme to debut at Goodwood

McLaren Elva Gulf MSO
SlashGear / 4h
Of all the racecar liveries ever to grace the track, one of the most attractive has always been the Gulf livery. Gulf cars are known for their baby blue and bright orange color scheme. McLaren has announced that its MSO division has built an Elva that wears the Gulf livery that will debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek. The special car celebrates … Continue reading

The New President Of American AAdvantage Gives His First Interview I’ve Seen

View from the Wing / 4h
The piece opens with new American Airlines frequent flyer head Rick Elieson, who moves over from cargo, explaining how loyalty and cargo aren't that different than you'd think and the joke almost writes itself about AAdvantage members being self-loading cargo. Elieson does confirm that award charts aren't going away, that he's working to get more saver award inventory, and that he's open to consi

These Are the Best National Parks for Stargazing

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There are so many reasons to love our national parks, including the natural beauty, the history and the parkitecture. But the opportunities to take advantage of them don’t end when the sun goes down: several national parks are also great spots to take in the night sky. But which ones are the best? Read more...

Sleep Like a Baby With This $15 White Noise Machine, 50% Off With Promo Code

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Lenrue White Noise Sound Machine | $15 | Amazon | Promo code F6XJCTQI Read more...

Playing Xbox Series X games makes it hard to go back to the Xbox One

S the Xbox Series One
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Xbox Series X Optimized games are a major step up from the Xbox One.

Which iPhone 12 should you buy?

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
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Not long ago, Apple used to release just two new iPhones per year. That number has now ballooned all the way to four in 2020, making it a little tougher to tell which new iPhone is right for you. Lucky for you, we're here to help. Every new iPhone this year supports 5G , features Apple's new A14 bionic chip for improved performance, and improves on the iPhone 11's excellent cameras in one way or

The Morning After: NASA looks at LTE for lunar missions

70Engadget / 4h
This week had a bit of everything, but Apple’s iPhone 12 series event took top billing. They bring support for a new wireless charging setup , but don’t have a revolutionary look on paper . Maybe that feeling will change once we’ve had some hands-on time, since this lineup adds new options for smaller or larger devices. Still, iffy speeds and coverage make the addition of 5G less of an event than

We're Still Not Allowed to Cross the Border Into Canada, So Don't Try

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For a brief period, it looked like travelers from the United States would be able to visit Canada for the first time in months, starting on October 21, 2020. Then Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made some remarks during a radio show earlier this week that seemed to indicate that would no longer be the case.… Read more...

Lomachenko vs Lopez live stream: how to watch boxing online and TV today

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Don't miss this winner takes all lightweight unification bout - follow our Lomachenko vs Lopez live stream guide to watch all the action.

Apple's next iPhone 12 MagSafe case might charge your AirPods too

Apple MagSafe iPhone
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Newly published patents suggest that Apple has more MagSafe cases on the way, with an AirPods twist.

NASA and Nokia Team for 4G on the Moon

NASA Nokia Moon
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NASA has announced that it intends to fund a project with Nokia to build a 4G cellular communication network on the moon. NASA plans to contribute $14.1 million to the project. Nokia’s share is part of $370 million in new contracts for lunar surface research missions announced on Wednesday. The bulk of the money went to contracts with United Launch … Continue reading

How to Keep Low Power Mode Enabled Permanently on Your iPhone

20How-To Geek / 4h
Apple’s Low Power Mode is essential for making an older iPhone’s battery last longer. Normally, iOS turns off Low Power Mode automatically when your iPhone charges to 80% capacity. But you can use a Shortcuts automation to keep Low Power Mode enabled forever. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Song Stuck In Your Head? Hum it to Google Search!

20How-To Geek / 5h
Have you ever had a song stuck in your head but had no idea what it was? Maybe you didn’t even know any of the lyrics, which makes it hard to search. This has happened to me more times than I care to think about. But those days are gone because now you can hum songs to Google Search. And it’ll give you results. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A Cut Cable Knocked Out Virginia's Voter Registration Site

200+Wired / 5h
Plus: Barnes and Noble got hacked, Zoom adds real end-to-end encryption, and more of the week's top security news.

How fantasy football exploded online and kept Yahoo relevant

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In Tales of the Early Internet , Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything. When's the last time you used Yahoo for...anything at all? Your answer might just depend on a simple question: Do you play fantasy football? That's because even as Yahoo has faded toward internet obscurity, it remains an absolute powerhouse in fantasy sport

Enter to Win a 2-Week Whiskey-Drinking Road Trip Through the US

100+Lifehacker / 5h
If you’ve been entering—excuse us, applying for —all of the recent “dream job” travel contests lately but haven’t had any luck, we’re back with another one for you. This time, the “position” is “chief of discovery” and involves a photo contest , a van from 1978 and whiskey. Here’s what you need to know. Read more...

How to Uninstall Apps and Games on Google TV

How-To Geek / 5h
Installing apps and games helps you take full advantage of your Google TV streaming device. But, inevitably, you’ll end up with some you don’t want anymore. Here’s how to uninstall apps and games on Google TV. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Crewmembers patch a small leak on the ISS

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26SlashGear / 5h
For months crewmembers aboard the International Space Station have been working to pinpoint the source of the leak that has been very annoying for the crew aboard the station and ground workers. Crewmembers have worked to figure out where exactly the leak is located and patch it. NASA has been clear that the crew members aboard the ISS were never … Continue reading

NASA’s Next Moonsuit Is Going to Be Damned Impressive

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NASA is preparing to send a woman and a man to the Moon in 2024, in what will be the first mission to the lunar surface in 52 years. The new spacesuit being designed for the mission is sleek and ultra high-tech, with a swath of features not possible during the Apollo era. Here’s what you need to know about the… Read more...

Design Everything from Cars to Factories in These Excellent Sandbox Games

24How-To Geek / 5h
Video games can be great outlets for creativity, but what if you want them to push your mind a little further? There are plenty of sandbox titles that feature robust building systems, in-depth mechanics, and plenty of tools to tinker with to allow you full control over complex mechanisms. So we sought out the best of the best in the genre. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

talesfromweirdland: American illustrator, Fanny Young Cory (1877-1972).

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talesfromweirdland : American illustrator, Fanny Young Cory (1877-1972).

Xbox says Bethesda deal ‘was not done to take games away' from other platforms

Xbox Bethesda Spencer
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Phil Spencer has been talking about Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda but the studio’s multi-platform future remains unclear.

Take in a Breath of Fresh Air With 30% Off a Kuppet Air Purifier

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Gizmodo / 6h
Kuppet Air Purifier | $123 | Amazon | Clip coupon Read more...

Hotels And Planes Are Both Safer Than We Thought (While Driving Still Has Risks)

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There's been no known cases of Covid-19 transmission on US airlines. Sure US contact tracing isn't very good. But even internationally and across the whole world there are only a few flights where spread is believed to have occurred despite around a billion people traveling so far this year. Hotels too seem to be safe. There haven’t been documented cases of spread between rooms either in hotels o

Want Some Eco-Friendly Tips? A New Study Says No, You Don’t

200+Wired / 6h
Nagging, giving unsolicited advice, and “ecopiety” are out. But there are better ways to get people to adopt green habits.

Fancy Bear imposters are on a hacking extortion spree

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Enlarge Ransomware attacks that tear through corporate networks can bring massive organizations to their knees. But even as these hacks reach new popularity highs —and new ethical lows—among attackers, it's not the only technique criminals are using to shake down corporate victims. A new wave of attacks relies instead on digital extortion—with a side of impersonation. On Wednesday, the Web securi

How to Use a Real GameCube Controller or Wiimote in Dolphin

How-To Geek / 6h
Emulation is a great way to experience your favorite games, but without the original controller, it can feel inauthentic. Here’s how to set up Nintendo’s official peripherals in the Dolphin Wii and GameCube emulator for PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How breeders bring out the best in new apples

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This year, Cornell University released three new apple varieties : the scab-resistant Cordera, the crisp and mild Pink Luster, and the complexly flavored Firecracker. Collectively, they're a culmination of decades of work by apple breeders, who are out in orchards around the world, testing out apple trees by the thousands to create new varieties that are delicious, store for a long time, more dis

15 must-watch Netflix titles celebrating feminism and gender equality

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Welcome to the quintessential streaming guide for Netflix-subscribed ladies! No, this isn’t a list of movies and TV shows inexplicably painted pink and sold at a higher price point, symbolizing a global prejudice that’s oppressed half of the human population for centuries. Don’t be silly! This is a list comprised solely of the essential building blocks for a fun, feminist binge as empowering as i

Leeds vs Salford live stream: how to watch free Challenge Cup Final 2020 from anywhere

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Rugby League's most prestigious event arrives at Wembley. Don't miss out on a free final live stream of Leeds Rhinos vs Salford Red Devils.

Uganda Airlines’ Gorgeous New A330-800neo

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Not only is this plane exceptionally rare, but it sure is pretty too… Uganda Airlines’ first A330-800neo Uganda Airlines is Uganda’s recently relaunched national airline. The airline started flying in August 2019, and currently operates a fleet of four new CRJ-900s. In 2018 Uganda Airlines placed an order for two A330-800neos , and the first of those is now just weeks from being delivered. Uganda

Exeter vs Racing 92 live stream: how to watch free Champions Cup Final and from anywhere now

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The biggest game in Chiefs' history against the French giants - live stream Exeter vs Racing 92 online in today's huge European Rugby Champions Cup Final...and for free.

Sony clarifies PS5 voice chat recording feature following privacy panic

SlashGear / 7h
With the release of PlayStation 4 firmware update 8.00 came a new notification that warned players their voice chats may be recorded and sent to Sony for review. The alert understandably caught players off guard and caused an outcry from many of them. Following that, Sony has detailed the voice chat feature that’ll be available on the PS5, including how … Continue reading

Sky Mobile has one of the cheapest iPhone 12 deals to pre-order in the UK

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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro deals from Sky are looking extremely affordable with low costs and no upfront bills.

Chinese VPN usage could slump because of Microsoft Edge

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The Microsoft store is available in mainland China without a VPN, which may boost the popularity of the new Edge browser.

Outschool is an education lifeline for parents during the pandemic

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As a parent with four young children – aged 10, 7, 5 and 3 – based in London, we’ve had our share of lockdown high points - and rock-bottom low ones. We didn’t manage to turn our backyard into a Mr. McGregor-worthy veggie patch, or bake banana bread weekly. Like a lot of families fortunate enough to be working remotely throughout the lockdowns, my husband and I often struggled to manage the most

Separating fact from fiction in Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

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Aaron Sorkin loves himself some drama. It can make for a gripping story even when he's tackling a subject that isn't based in fiction, as we saw in The Social Network . But that pursuit of dramatic tension can also lead to divergences away from what actually happened... as we also saw in The Social Network . Sorkin's latest, The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix, is similarly rooted in real event

'Ghost of Tsushima' has another patch on the way soon

Ghost Tsushima Legends
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The 1.1 update for Sucker Punch’s excellent Ghost of Tsushima only just arrived, and PS4 gamers are already enjoying the New Game+ experience and co-op modes (as well as, presumably, petting every single dog ). However, bringing the game online has introduced a few new issues, with players reporting frequent PSN / network connection warning pop-ups during play. Others have had issues with unlocki

Cruise will soon hit San Francisco with no hands on the wheel

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Enlarge / Cruise has been testing its self-driving cars, with safety drivers, in San Francisco for about five years. (credit: Andrej Sokolow | Getty Images) Last week, Waymo, the self-driving-vehicle developer owned by Alphabet , expanded a first-of-its-kind service offering rides to paying passengers around Phoenix—with no one behind the wheel. Videos shared by Waymo and others show its minivans

Pay-per-view Premier League makes a lot of sense – but TV companies are going about it all wrong

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It's about time football on TV joined the 21st century. But at what cost?

iPhone 12 mini: How big a deal is it anyway

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
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Apple finally went ahead with the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup comprising four discrete models, which includes the tiniest 5G iPhone. iPhone 12 mini, the smallest and lightest member of the new iPhone family is also billed as the “the smallest, lightest, and thinnest 5G phone in the world.” Going by its very comfortable 5.4-inch screen size, it has … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S21 could be with us earlier than we thought

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We usually see new Galaxy S phones in February, but Samsung is apparently shaking up its schedule next year.

PlayStation 5 price in India officially confirmed; no release date yet though

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Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5’s Indian pricing will be the same as the Xbox Series X at Rs 49,990.

HP’s Spectre x360 13 with an OLED display is $400 off at Best Buy

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The HP Spectre x360 13 impressed us with its versatile design and powerful performance and now you can get the 2-in-1 laptop with an OLED display for less. One of Best Buy’s daily deals drops the price of the Spectre x360 13 with a 4K OLED touchscreen , 10th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD plus 32GB of Optane Memory to $1,399, which is $400 of its normal price. If you were to get th

DJI Mavic Mini 2 release date, price and everything we know so far

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The DJI Mavic Mini 2 is rumored to be landing soon, but what can we expect from the tiny drone? Here's everything we know so far.

Become an Excel expert with this training bundle on sale

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TL;DR: Learn Excel tips and tricks with this Excel Excellence Bundle , on sale for $39.99 as of Oct. 17. Excel could make your life so much easier... if only you knew how to work it like a pro. Have you ever seen someone whip up spreadsheets with codes, automatic calculators, and more and wonder how they did it? With this complete Excel Excellence Bundle , you can get lifetime access to eight cou

Become a cybersecurity expert with this virtual training bundle

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TL;DR: Take your cybersecurity know-how to the next level with the Advanced Cyber Security Advancement Bundle , on sale for $49.99 as of Oct. 17. It's no surprise that lots of industries are hiring experts to protect against digital threats. If you want to fulfill those needs, the Advanced Cyber Security Career Advancement Bundle can equip you with the knowledge and skills you need. Led by online

Save 20% on this very comprehensive survival kit

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TL;DR: Stay prepared with a Tekto Survival Bag , on sale for $119.99 as of Oct. 17. It's not a bad idea to channel your inner scout and be prepared for whatever may come your way in the rest of 2020. Save some money in the process by snagging this Tekto Survival Bag for 20% off. The Survival Bag comes equipped with essential tools and first aid products for almost any emergency you can imagine. N

7 spooky Halloween face masks on sale this weekend

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Get spooky and stay safe this season with a Halloween face mask. Like, the protective kind, but you can wear it for Halloween, too. Get it? Note: These are not medical masks, so they will not protect as well as N95 masks or other medical-grade options (which should be reserved for healthcare professionals in most cases, according to the CDC ). Masks like the ones below will still do some work to

Save over 20% on this magical pen that turns your notes into digital text

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TL;DR: Handwrite notes, then digitize them quickly and easily with the SyncPen 2 , on sale for $149.99 as of Oct. 17. The pen will always be mightier than the keyboard. Science has shown that writing longhand has a ton of benefits than typing on your computer simply doesn't. For one, it enables your brain to concentrate on what you're writing about so the information sticks. It also limits distra

iPhone 12 mini is the first truly compact 5G phone, and other phone brands must take note

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We need small 5G phones and while the iPhone 12 mini fills that void, other phone companies should make similar devices too.

Panthers vs Rabbitohs: live stream the NRL 2020 preliminary final

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It's do-or-die for the Panthers and the Rabbitohs tonight, and here's how to live stream the blockbuster match-up.

Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats: live stream the AFL 2020 preliminary finals

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It's all on the line between the Lions and the Cats, here's how to live stream this Grand Final decider.

Ten years later, Blizzard is done making content for 'StarCraft II'

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A few months after StarCraft II’s 10th year anniversary, Blizzard has announced that it’s moving away from creating new content for the title and focusing on “what’s next.” Blizzard VP Robert Bridenbecker said the developer won’t be producing for-purchase in-game content and expansions for StarCraft II anymore. That doesn’t mean it’s abandoning the game completely, though: it’ll still do season r

Huawei Mate 40: 5 things we have left to learn

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We haven't heard a whole lot about the Huawei Mate 40 yet and there are 5 big things that we want to know.

Pear hosted its invite-only demo day online this year; here’s what you might have missed

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Pear , the eight-year-old, Palo Alto, Calif.-based seed-stage venture firm that has, from its outset, attracted the attention of VCs who think the firm has an eye for nascent talent , staged its seventh annual demo day earlier this week, and while it was virtual, one of the s