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How it started: Belfast dad and daughter tweet goes global

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The tweet is part of the "How it started. How it's going" trend on the social network.

Air Fryer Hot Dogs Are the Platonic Ideal of Gas Station Roller Dogs

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When I first heard someone rave about their “air fryer” and touting its calorie-cutting abilities, I lost interest almost immediately. I simply do not care about things like that. The second time I heard someone discussing an air fryer, they explained that it is merely a small, powerful convection oven, and I was… Read more...

Research finds coronavirus can survive on phone screens for 28 days

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The virus that causes COVID-19 can stay active on smooth surfaces like smartphones, metal surfaces and paper money for much longer than the flu virus, according to researchers from Australia’s national science agency. They found that it can remain viable for up to 28 days, albeit in a very controlled environment. Under the same conditions, the influenza virus remains infectious for just 17 days,

Galaxy S20 FE reportedly exhibiting touch screen issues

Samsung Galaxy S20
SlashGear / 19min
The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition was designed to save the Galaxy S20 name. Samsung’s early 2020 premium flagship was marred by seemingly excessive features and an excessive price tag. Of course, it’s expected that Samsung cut a few corners to achieve the phone’s more lightweight price tag but buyers may be getting more than they bargained for if these reported … Continue reading

JAYS f-Five true wireless earbuds now available in India

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The JAYS f-Five come with IPX5 rating, up to 16 hours of charge time and a stem style design at an affordable price point

Razer Viper deal knocks the gaming mouse down to its best-ever price

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One of our best gaming mice, the Razer Viper, is discounted for Amazon Prime Day.

Google Play Music Store shuts down in YouTube Music transition

Google YouTube Music
SlashGear / 49min
If there’s one thing Google has been consistent with over the decades is that nothing is really permanent. It often changes names and brands but is also notorious for switching products or even discontinuing projects rather abruptly. Google’s messaging services and apps have become the dominant example but the most heated discussions of late have come from Google Play Music … Continue reading

One of Samsung's top cheap phones is now just £210

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After a new Android phone? The Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A41 are on sale today.

Stranger Things fan? This special edition Polaroid instant camera is now 25% off

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A special Stranger Things Edition of the Polaroid OneStep 2 instant camera has just been given a huge 25% price cut.

Disney Wants to Be Netflix Now

Disney Streaming Mulan
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We probably could have seen this coming.

Nobel Prize winner who slept through the big call gets the news in adorable 2 a.m. video

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Winning the Nobel Prize sounds like a fairytale so huge and momentous it couldn't possibly be true. So much so, in fact, that one of this year's laureates literally ignored the call telling him he'd won. It was down to Paul Milgrom's co-recipient and neighbour Robert Wilson to bang on his door at 2:15 am on Monday, waking him up with the news they'd been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic S

This Wi-Fi 6 router deal from Asus should not be missed

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Want the latest Wi-Fi 6 tech in your home? Then this Amazon Prime Day deal could be for you...

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei reportedly left the company for a new venture

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SlashGear / 1h
It is by no means a Samsung, a Huawei, or even an LG but, at least among those knowledgeable about the Android market, OnePlus has become a force to reckon with. It has managed to rank against top phone makers despite its comparatively more meager resources. That has partly been thanks to the vision and leadership of the company’s co-founders, … Continue reading

Researchers ask public to create conspiracies in effort to stop fake news

SlashGear / 1h
Fake news is a big problem, one that is expected to get worse as advanced technologies like deepfakes become more accessible to the average consumer. Misinformation and disinformation have resulted in the rise of many conspiracy theories, with some like QAnon reaching a level of support that is unlikely to have ever happened without social media. How do you battle … Continue reading

Amazon Fire tablets see huge 50% price drops thanks to Amazon Prime Day deals

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There are great Amazon Fire tablet deals up for grabs right now with savings of up to 50% thanks to Amazon Prime Day.

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has reportedly left the company

OnePlus Carl Pei Company
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Following a report by Reddit poster JonSigur showing internal memos suggesting OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is no longer affiliated with the company, TechCrunch and Android Central have confirmed the claim citing their own sources. This comes after the launch of the OnePlus Nord that brought the company back to the market of cheaper devices, and just ahead of the arrival of its next flagship devic

Malaysian on-demand work platform GoGet lands $2 million Series A

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GoGet , a Malaysian on-demand work platform, announced today that it has raised a $2 million Series A led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. The platform currently has 20,000 gig workers, who are called “GoGetters,” and has onboarded 5,000 businesses, including Lazada Malaysia, IKEA Malaysia, Foodpanda and flower delivery service BloomThis. While Malaysia has other on-demand work platforms, including Supah

DNA test deal: save 50% off 23andMe for Amazon Prime Day

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Learn all about your ancestry, potential relatives, susceptibility to health conditions and much more besides.

iPad Air deal knocks 3rd gen tablet down to its best ever price

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The iPad 4 is on our doorstep, and that means retailers are clearing house on the iPad Air 3.

Amazon Fire TV Cube is now cheaper than it's ever been, in new Prime Day deal

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The Amazon Fire TV Cube is the company's highest-spec Fire TV streamer, and it's got a massive discount for Prime Day 2020.

Ada Lovelace Day: '2020 has been a hard slog'

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Women working in the technology sector describe their experiences of living through the pandemic.

Apple iPhone 12: The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter

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A chip-making process pioneered in the Netherlands will let smartphones take the next leap forward.

LG 4K TVs and projectors are getting huge discounts for Prime Day right now

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An LG CineBeam projector and handful of 4K TVs are on offer, thanks to the Amazon Prime Day 2020 sales.

Five Eyes' and other national governments call for more encryption backdoors

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Intelligence-sharing alliance wants law enforcement agencies to be able to access end-to-end encrypted communications.

Creating fuel from thin air with artificial leaves

300+BBC News - Technology / 2h
Plants derive energy from carbon dioxide in the air and scientists are trying to mimic that process.

Pluto TV will offer free streaming of Netflix Original show Narcos

SlashGear / 2h
Viacom’s free ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV will be offering its users access to one of Netflix’s more popular original shows, Narcos. This is quite an unusual move for Netflix, which typically keeps its content strictly restricted to its own platform. The decision to offer reruns of this aging show on a free platform may be an effective marketing tactic, … Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 hits its lowest ever price - don't miss out!

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Make sure you don't miss out on this amazing Amazon Prime Day deal, which cuts the price of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 to its lowest ever.

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei leaves the company to start a new venture

OnePlus Carl Pei Company
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Carl Pei, who co-founded the smartphone giant OnePlus in his 20s, has left the company, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. Pei played an instrumental role in designing the OnePlus smartphone lineup over the years, including the recently launched OnePlus Nord , which has been the company’s biggest hit to date. Outside Shenzhen, China, where OnePlus is headquartered, Pei has also

Alphabet’s latest moonshot is a field-roving, plant-inspecting robo-buggy

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Alphabet (you know… Google) has taken the wraps off the latest “moonshot” from its X labs: A robotic buggy that cruises over crops, inspecting each plant individually and, perhaps, generating the kind of “big data” that agriculture needs to keep up with the demands of a hungry world. Mineral is the name of the project, and there’s no hidden meaning there. The team just thinks minerals are really

Alphabet's Mineral moonshot wants to help farmers with robotic plant buggies

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In 2018 , Alphabet's X lab said it was in the process of exploring how it could use artificial intelligence to improve farming. On Monday, X announced that its "computational agriculture" project is called Mineral . The Mineral team has spent the last several years "developing and testing a range of software and hardware prototypes based on breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, simulation, se

The 10 Best Deals of October 12, 2020

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Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

The 10 Best Deals of October 12, 2020

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Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Chargers vs Saints live stream: how to watch NFL Monday Night Football from anywhere

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Our guide explains how to live stream Los Angeles Chargers vs New Orleans Saints and watch NFL Monday Night Football today - it's age vs beauty in the QB department.

Cheap Prime Day TV deal: this 50-inch 4K Fire TV drops down to just $250

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Snag this early Prime Day TV deal while you can! Prime members can get the 50-inch 4K Fire TV for just $249.99.

Facebook finally cracks down on Holocaust deniers with new rules

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Following substantial criticism, Facebook has finally decided to ban Holocaust denial-related content from its platform, announcing new restrictions and rules that will target these posts under the company’s hate speech policies. This marks a reversal on the company’s stance regarding Holocaust deniers and their content, with Facebook previously allowing such posts to remain on its social platfor

The Pandemic Was Even Deadlier Than We Thought This Spring and Summer

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A new study estimates that between March and July, there were 225,000 more deaths in the U.S. than expected, based on the previous five years of data. Of those, a little over half were officially attributed to the covid-19 pandemic. It’s the latest research to suggest that we’ve been seriously undercounting deaths… Read more...

Grim new analyses spotlight just how hard US is failing in pandemic

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) A grim series of articles published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association makes clear just how hard the United States has failed at controlling the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic—from the country’s horrifying death toll to its inability to drag down its shamefully high death rates. It was already clear that the US has tallied

After More Than a Year on the Ice, the Biggest Arctic Research Mission Is Complete

Gizmodo / 3h
The largest Arctic research campaign in history just came to a close. For more than a year, a rotating group of roughly 500 scientists and staffers have been traveling the region on a research vessel called the Polarstern as part of the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate expedition,… Read more...

Braves vs Dodgers live stream: how to watch NLCS playoffs online from anywhere

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Two of the MLB's oldest franchises do battle in the NLCS. We'll explain how to get an Atlanta Braves vs LA Dodgers live stream - no matter where in the world you are.

Walt Disney announces reorganization to focus on streaming

Disney Streaming Mulan
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Disney is going all-in on streaming media. On Monday, the company announced a massive reorganization of its media and entertainment business that will focus on developing productions that will debut on its streaming and broadcast services. And Disney’s media businesses, ads, and distribution, and Disney+ will now operate under the same business unit, the company said . Its major reorganization co

If the ad industry is serious about transparency, let’s open-source our SDKs

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Erick Fang Contributor Erick Fang is the chief executive officer of Mintegral , where he oversees management, customer relationships and product development for this global mobile advertising platform. Year after year, a lack of transparency in how ad traffic is sourced, sold and measured is cited by advertisers as a source of frustration and a barrier to entry in working with various providers.

The Sleep Pod Made Me Feel Like a Human Worm

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I reached a point as an adult a couple of years back where I’m now willing to try just about anything to calm my nerves and sleep more peacefully—with virtually no limitations on how silly or bizarre the product or application may seem. This has become even more important during quarantine, as I’m sleeping less than… Read more...

Cybercriminals are impersonating parents for ransomware attacks on teachers

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Proofpoint has discovered a new ransomware campaign which targets teachers using assignments submitted via email.

This power bank will recharge your new iPhone eight times over, and it's 50% off

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
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You'll struggle to find a power bank this big, for less during Prime Day.

Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise arrives in striking Abyss Blue

Lenovo C. Yoga Chromebook
SlashGear / 4h
Lenovo has introduced a new enterprise-tier Chromebook that packs a familiar ThinkPad design, but with one obvious exception: it features a striking Abyss Blue color instead of the typical black shade we’ve come to expect from the ThinkPad line. The new ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook packs the design of a ThinkPad, the flexibility of a Yoga laptop, and the lightweight … Continue reading

The Atlantic Ocean Had Its Hottest Decade in Three Millennia

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Hot Pot This past decade has been the Atlantic Ocean’s warmest in nearly three full millennia. Oceanic temperatures tend to rise and fall in a cyclical pattern over decades and even centuries. But the recent spikes in temperature are well beyond the scope of that natural pattern, Earther reports . It’s a dire sign for the state of the oceans, in part because rising temperatures are linked to incr

Amazon devices on sale for Prime Day: Save on Echo, Fire TV, tablets

Amazon Prime Day This Year
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Our top picks for best Prime Day deals on Amazon devices: BEST ECHO DEAL: Echo Studio with two Philips Hue bulbs — save $79.99 BEST FIRE TV DEAL: Toshiba 50-inch Fire TV Edition — save $120 BEST TABLET DEAL: Fire HD 10 tablet — save $70 Amazon devices are always hot items during Prime Day — I mean, duh, it's an *Amazon* shopping event. We're seeing some really great deals on Echos, Fire TV device

Chase Introduces New Ultimate Rewards Dining Hub

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Chase has now integrated its Tock partnership, through something called Chase Dining, into the Ultimate Rewards website and Chase mobile app offering, And they're letting Sapphire cardmembers redeem points at 1.25 or 1.5 cents apiece. Continue reading ...

Hackers Use Billboards to Trick Self-Driving Cars Into Slamming on the Brakes

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Braking Hearts Israeli security researchers have figured out how to trick self-driving cars into slamming on the brakes by flickering an image of a stop sign on a digitally-controlled billboard — a hack, they told Wired , that could cause traffic jams or even accidents. “The attacker just shines an image of something on the road or injects a few frames into a digital billboard, and the car will a

Amazon cardholders get 25% back on select products beginning today

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Amazon’s annual discount extravaganza, Prime Day , kicks off this Tuesday, Oct. 13, but eligible cardholders can take advantage of extra savings beginning Monday, with a 25% rebate on more than 1,200 products. The rebate is available to customers with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card* , along with the Amazon Prime Store Card, offering 20% back in addition to the usual 5% available on

Install These Unreleased OxygenOS 11 Wallpapers on Almost Any Android Device

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OnePlus’ “OxygenOS” is a modified version of the Android operating system exclusive to OnePlus’ smartphones, offering its own unique quirks and capabilities that set apart from, say, Samsung’s devices or handsets running the stock Android OS. For example, the upcoming OxygenOS 11 update and the heavily-leaked OnePlus… Read more...

Reruns of Netflix's 'Narcos' series will stream on PlutoTV for free

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If you live in the US, soon enough you won’t need a Netflix subscription to watch all of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico . Starting on October 20th, ViacomCBS will begin streaming the crime drama on its PlutoTV platform . You’ll have the chance to watch all five seasons of the series, in both English and Spanish, through Pluto TV’s Crime Drama and Narco Novelas channels, as well as a dedicated Narcos c

With thousands of subscribers, The Juggernaut raises $2 million for a South Asian-focused news outlet

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As paid newsletters grow in popularity, Snigdha Sur , the founder of South Asian-focused media company The Juggernaut , has no qualms about avoiding the approach entirely. In October 2017, Sur started The Juggernaut as a free newsletter, called InkMango. As she searched for news on the South Asian diaspora, she found that articles lacked original reporting, aggregation was becoming repetitive and

New Wearables Can Be Printed Directly Onto Skin

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Temporary Tattoo A team of scientists developed new wearable sensors that can be manufactured directly onto someone’s skin — without burning the recipient in the process. Typically, manufacturing wearable circuits — flexible sensors or devices that fit and stick to the skin — requires a lot of heat. By finding a way to fabricate them at room temperature, as described in research published in the

8 worthy new novels to read this fall

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Need a break from doomscrolling on Twitter? Don't we all. This book list is here to offer eight recent releases that cut through the noise — stories that you can spend a few blissful hours with curled up on the couch, getting swept up in a K-pop training camp or visiting Osaka or imagining a world with a modern-day U.S. monarchy (but, you know, a fun one!). There's something for all on this list.

Instant Pots are under $50 in Walmart's Prime Day sale

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SAVE UP TO $50: The Pioneer Woman Instant Pot LUX60 and the Instant Pot Gem 6 Qt 8-in-1 multicooker are both on sale for $49 in this Walmart Prime Day deal. Instant Pots are the jack-of-all-trades of the kitchen, and most of them probably have more cooking options than all of your small kitchen appliances combined. Besides pressure cooking, you can sauté, steam, warm, and more all in the Instant

How To Use Chase Offers Program To Save Money

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Many people are probably familiar with the Amex Offers program , which gives American Express cardmembers the opportunity to earn cash back and bonus points for purchases with select retailers. Well, many probably aren’t aware of a similar program offered by Chase, which I wanted to cover in more detail in this post. This can offer savings with popular Chase cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferre

Fall Guys is officially getting a Sonic the Hedgehog skin

Fall Guys Sonic Hedgehog
SlashGear / 5h
Previous leaks suggested it, but now it’s been confirmed: Fall Guys is getting a Sonic the Hedgehog skin. The collaboration between Fall Guys developer Mediatonic and Sega was announced today during a Fall Guys livestream. The Sonic skin is coming to Fall Guys for a limited time as part of Sega’s 60th anniversary celebration. There’s some good news for all … Continue reading

What to Know About Fitbit's New ECG Feature

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With the latest update, the Fitbit Sense watch can now give you an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) reading. This is similar to the FDA-approved feature that the Apple Watch launched in 2018 , and the caveats are roughly the same. Read more...

Apple’s iPhone 12 Event – How to watch and what to expect

Apple Kuo iPhone 12
SlashGear / 5h
Tuesday is shaping up to be a big day, but Apple is hoping to give you a few reasons to save some Amazon Prime Day money to spend on a new iPhone instead. The Cupertino company is holding its “Hi, Speed” event on Tuesday morning, and we’re expecting to see the new iPhone 12 family make its debut. It’s fair … Continue reading

10 Amazon devices on sale for Prime Day: Echo, Ring and 4K TVs early deals

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Amazon Prime Day device deals are live, and we've rounded up the best offers so you can take advantage before the official sale begins.

Disney announces a 'strategic reorganization' to focus on streaming

Disney Streaming Mulan
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Today Disney unveiled a new corporate structure that divides its content business into three groups that are “responsible and accountable for producing and delivering content for theatrical, linear and streaming, with the primary focus being the Company’s streaming services.” According to the company, this move is a result of the success of Disney+, where its subscriber growth has well outpaced p

NASA says Bennu data hints at an unprecedented asteroid sample

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Despite the pandemic, NASA is gearing up to conduct an asteroid sample mission later this month, an event that will — assuming it is successful — return some fine gravel from the asteroid Bennu to researchers on Earth. The space agency has spent many months studying the asteroid and collecting data, as well as several months scouting out the best … Continue reading

How startups should budget in uncertain times

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Isaac Roth Contributor Issac Roth is a seasoned entrepreneur who advises founders on open source technology and keeping communities engaged. Over this career, he’s created and sold multiple enterprise software companies and stays active as an advisor and investor. More posts by this contributor The ‘right’ way to downsize I was the archetypal startup CEO: I paused my degree at Stanford to start a

EBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales $100+ in the US

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EBay is announcing today that it’s going to start authenticating sneaker sales over $100 in the U.S. This is a clear bite into the dominance of StockX and GOAT in the limited sneaker universe. The authentication will be done by Sneaker Con, the company that runs, well, Sneaker Con. Founded by Yu-Ming Wu and Hayden Sharitt, Sneaker Con was infused with cash by Visionary Private Equity Group in 201

Twilio’s $3.2B Segment acquisition is about helping developers build data-fueled apps

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The pandemic has forced businesses to change the way they interact with customers. Whether it’s how they deliver goods and services, or how they communicate, there is one common denominator, and that’s that everything is being forced to be digitally driven much faster. To some extent, that’s what drove Twilio to acquire Segment for $3.2 billion today . (We wrote about the deal over the weekend. F

Deal alert: Dubai and Abu Dhabi from $592 round trip with dates through August 2021

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Ready to visit Dubai ? This flight deal allows you to plan a trip to one of the most popular destinations in the United Arab Emirates. Sale rates extend as far out as August 2021, with prices beginning at less than $600 round trip. This flight sale presents a great opportunity to double down on travel deals, with Marriott’s Week of Wonders discount on award night redemptions running through Thurs

Doctors Say Many COVID Survivors Have Memory Loss, Brain Fog

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According to a grim new story in the New York Times, there’s a growing body of evidence that COVID adversely affects the memory and concentration of some patients — cognitive deficits that society could potentially be grappling with for years after the pandemic is over. Driving the chilling phenomenon home, the newspaper interviewed numerous people who had been hospitalized with COVID, recovered,

Your privacy may be another victim of the coronavirus pandemic

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Drones. Surveillance creep. A terrifying new normal is approaching...regardless of whether we like it or not. Read the full story here . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Cybersecurity , Election , Digital Surveillance , and Tech

How to unlock Fortnite’s Daredevil skin for free in Marvel Knockout Super Series

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Epic is keeping the Marvel theme of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 going strong by announcing the Marvel Knockout Super Series today, a new tournament that will play out over four different cups. Not only that, but once the cups are over, Epic says there will be a final tournament with a $1,000,000 prize pool. That final tournament isn’t set … Continue reading

Don't Tell Kids to 'Pause' Their Online Games

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I’ll set the scene: Your kid is playing an online multiplayer game on their tablet, computer or other electronic device. It’s also time for dinner, or you need their help with something, or they’ve got a chore to do. But , they plead, they’re in the middle of a game; can’t they finish first ? One dad has gone viral for… Read more...

Get $100 off Chromebooks at Walmart's Prime Day sale

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SAVE $100: Walmart is offering $100 off the Samsung Chromebook 4 and Lenovo Chromebook S330 as part of their Prime Day sale (which is technically called "the big save"). Grab them each for $199. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to get a laptop that can handle all of your needs — from working to streaming to browsing the web Chromebooks are some of the best affordable options, with fas

'Fall Guys' adds a Sonic skin on October 14th

Fall Guys Sonic Hedgehog
100+Engadget / 5h
A familiar mammal is making his way to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout . Following a leak last week, developer Mediatonic confirmed during a Sega-themed livestream that it’s adding Sonic the Hedgehog to its cute but deadly battle royale (via Game Informer ). We're going live now: WATCH FOR A SURPRISE! @SEGA @SEGA_Europe — Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) O

Do You Need Life Insurance if You’re Single?

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It’s generally accepted that life insurance is needed when people depend on your income, but what if you’re single? Depending on your situation it might not be needed , but there are still some reasons why life insurance might be worth buying. Read more...

The Boys' Karen Fukuhara on Beating the Shit Out of Nazis and Hopes for Season 3

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The Boys’s second season ended with a bang—or should we say a barrage of fists. Now, actor Karen Fukuhara is looking back on her time beating up a fictional Nazi and how giving Kimiko a voice in season two addressed a problem she said she hadn’t noticed before. Read more...

Hyundai just threw a ton of tech at the 2021 Santa Fe SUV

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Hyundai has unveiled the new 2021 Santa Fe, with the automaker aiming to nudge the SUV more upscale with added technology and a flagship Calligraphy trim. Under the hood there’s a new, 2.5-liter engine as standard, while Hyundai says that a plug-in hybrid Santa Fe is on track for next year. Outside, there’s a broader, more three-dimensional grille, flanked with … Continue reading

Amazon's Fire HD 10 is nearly half price right now if you're after a cheap tablet

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Amazon's cheap tablets are discounted for Amazon Prime Day, and the Fire 10 is one of the best discounts out there.

Hoping to be LatAm’s top digital bank for SMBs, Xepelin launches a lending and revenue management service

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There’s another entrant in the startup race to provide financial services to Latin America’s small and medium-sized businesses. Financial services have been a huge opportunity for startups coming out of Brazil, Colombia and Mexico in recent years, and now Xepelin , a new company from Chile, is looking to join the fray. Xepelin’s founders, Sebastian Kreis and Guillermo Molina Carvallo, launched th

The Atlantic Ocean Hasn't Been This Hot in at Least 2,900 Years

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More than 20 years after intoning, “The water’s getting warm, so you might as well swim,” Smash Mouth’s “All Star” continues to be prophetic. Case in point: A new study finds that the Atlantic Ocean just had its hottest decade in at least 2,900 years. Someone award Smash Mouth a PhD and calculate the h-index of their… Read more...

How to Break a Reading Slump

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Lately, I can’t manage to finish a book. I’ve been here before. While I normally read a book or two a week, I sometimes find myself in a reading slump lasting weeks—or even months—during which I can’t seem to finish a single book. There are a million excuses I offer myself to alleviate the self-imposed pressure to… Read more...

Amazon Echo Dot deal knocks the smart speaker down to a best-ever $18.99

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Amazon's 3rd Generation model of the Echo Dot reaches its best ever price as a new model release is impending.

Microsoft Takes Down Massive Botnet Before 2020 Elections

Microsoft Trickbot
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Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize servers the company says are part of the Trickbot botnet ahead of the 2020 elections, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Read more...

What makes 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' different

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T'Nia Miller, Victoria Pedretti, Amelia Eve and Oliver Jackson-Cohen of Netflix's, 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' discuss how the show compares its predecessor, 'The Haunting of Hill House'. Read more... More about Netflix , Halloween , Mashable Video , Horror , and Haunting Of Hill House

Russian Cosmonauts Are Fighting a Robot on Twitter

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Twitter Fight Things are getting heated on Twitter among disgruntled cosmonauts, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and an anthropomorphic space robot. If you’re confused, don’t worry. So is everyone else. But what we do know is that the Twitter spat seems to stem from longtime criticism against current Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin that finally boiled over, as Ars Technica repor

The Best Amazon Device Deals for Prime Day (2020): Kindle, Echo, and More

Amazon Prime Day 2020
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Get your Alexa on with these Amazon device deals on Echo Speakers, Kindles, and more.

Twitch Studio adds chat overlay and countdown timer tools

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Twitch has updated its livestreaming software with more features, which will give streamers more ways to make their broadcasts pop. With Twitch Studio , you can now copy and paste or duplicate layers or scenes so that you can make your stream's visual style more consistent. Let’s say you usually place your webcam feed in the corner of the screen during your stream. If you want to position it in t

Google’s Nest thermostat gets a redesign and a bunch of new features

Google Nest Thermostat
100+Ars Technica / 6h
The new Nest thermostat is operated with a touch-sensitive ring interface. [credit: Google ] Roughly five years have passed since the third-generation Nest thermostat was introduced, and a lot has happened since then—like an acquisition of Nest by Google. Today marks the first big overhaul to the Nest thermostat since that acquisition, and as you might expect, Google Home integration is a big par

How to Add an Air Quality Widget to iOS 14

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I’ve talked a lot about air quality lately—as a Californian, it’s a hard subject to avoid, but as the many wildfires affecting the West Coast have a tendency to drift into more eastern states, depending on the weather, it should matter to those outside of the affected areas, too. I’ve already discussed the many… Read more...

Nocturne Tells a Deliciously Diabolical Tale of Sibling Rivalry

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Amazon’s “ Welcome to the Blumhouse ” series, produced by Blumhouse Television, debuted its first two films last week (we reviewed the sci-fi entry, Black Box ; the other, The Lie , is a psychological drama). Two more arrive this week, and with them the standout of the series so far: the haunting Nocturne . Read more...

Nuke transporter slammed with rocket-powered semi-truck to test durability

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If you’re transporting a nuclear weapon on public roads, it’s probably a good idea to make sure the transporter can protect the weapon in the event of a wreck. What better way to test this durability than to slam a truck into the transporter? By strapping rockets onto the truck before launching it into the semi transporter. The crash test … Continue reading

You Can’t Escape Uber’s Lobbying

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Just being a customer now makes people a target for inescapable corporate advocacy.

Facebook bans Holocaust denial amid rapid rise in “deceptive” content

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Enlarge / Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters as seen in 2017. (credit: Jason Doiy | Getty Images ) Facebook today is, once again, theoretically ramping up enforcement against hate speech, this time with a new policy prohibiting Holocaust denial on the platform. The change is due to a "well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally," Facebook executive Monika Bickert wrote in a corpor

Facebook Waited Until October 12, 2020 to Ban Holocaust Denial

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Oh Right, That As of Monday, October 12, 2020, Facebook says it will prohibit posts that deny the existence or severity of the Holocaust, a thing that the company didn’t already do. It’s another step in a push by Facebook — which has been around for 16 years, mind you — to better manage the dangerous conspiracy theories and misinformation that get shared and amplified on its platform, Business In

Rimowa & Moncler Debut $3,200 Reflective Carry-On

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Rimowa has quite a loyal following for its high quality hard shell luggage. Rimowa luggage is quite expensive under normal circumstances, but that pales in comparison to a new product that has just been introduced as part of a collaboration. Rimowa’s Moncler “Reflection Cabin” Rimowa has released a new carry-on designed in collaboration with Italian fashion brand Moncler, called “Reflection Cabin

Splice members can download Ableton Live 10 Lite for free

100+Engadget / 7h
One of the toughest aspects of getting into any new hobby is deciding on what tools to use. With music production, the amount of choice you have makes that decision even more daunting. So it’s nice when someone takes away some of the guesswork by giving away one of the better tools you can get for the task. Until December 31st 2020, sample subscription service Splice is handing out free downloads

If data is labor, can collective bargaining limit big tech?

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Erik Rind Contributor Erik Rind is the CEO of ImagineBC and an expert in understanding the largely untapped potential that blockchain and AI technologies bring forward in order to help secure user’s data. Matt Prewitt Contributor Matt Prewitt is president of RadicalxChange Foundation . He is also an attorney and a blockchain industry advisor. There are plenty of reasons to doubt that the House Ju

Watch out - hackers are targeting consumers with phishing attacks this Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2020
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Tessian is warning that there will be more phishing scams this Prime Day than there have in years past.

Rays vs Astros live stream: how to watch ALCS playoffs game 2 from anywhere now

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San Diego plays host to an intriguing MLB playoffs battle. We'll explain how to get a Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros live stream - no matter where in the world you are.

Prime Day Apple deals are here: early sales on AirPods, Apple Watch, iPad, and more

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Shop early Prime Day Apple deals now which include price cuts on the Apple Watch, AirPods, iPad, MacBooks, and more.

Lovecraft Country Tried to Save Itself By Getting Timey-Wimey, But It Didn't Work

200+Gizmodo / 7h
After spending quite a few episodes giving each member of its cast almost too many motivations that were beginning to make it seem as if Lovecraft Country was setting itself up for storytelling derailment, “Rewind 1921” enters the stage to confirm that yes, the series is trying to do entirely too much. Read more...

Homescapes and Gardenscapes ads banned as misleading

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The UK advertising authority tells a developer to change its mobile gaming ads.

Apple's iPad mini falls to $336 at Amazon ahead of Prime Day

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100+Engadget / 7h
Amazon Prime Day begins tomorrow but we’re already starting to see some decent sales trickle in — even on iPads. While not technically an official early Prime Day deal, this deal that knocks the price of the space gray iPad mini (WiFi only) down to $336 is a good one. That’s $14 cheaper than the price we’re used to seeing it nowadays, making it a good opportunity to grab the tiny tablet if it’s o

4-year founder vesting is dead

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Jake Jolis Contributor Jake Jolis is a partner at Matrix Partners and invests in seed and Series A technology companies including marketplaces and software. More posts by this contributor 2019 saw a stampede of fintech unicorns We recently invested in a team of co-founders who had voluntarily made their own vesting longer than four years. Four-year vesting is the industry standard. Why would some

You Hate 'Pretend Play' and You Know It

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Back when my son was about four years old, there was this game he liked to play with me. Well, not a game, exactly; more like a scene he liked to act out. I was just about to describe it for you when I remembered I’ve actually already complained about it here in the past: Read more...

Walmart 'Big Save' Event 2020: The 18 Best Deals (Prime Day Rival Sale)

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Walmart started its own deals holiday to rival Amazon’s Prime Day. Here are our favorite discounts.

New PUBG Paramo map holds some huge Season 9 changes

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PUBG Season 9 is almost here, and it seems the developers have something big lined up for it. PUBG Season 9 will introduce a new map called Paramo, and while there aren’t very many details about it yet, it’s looking like the map will be unlike any other map PUBG has seen thus far. For starters, PUBG Corp is saying … Continue reading

These are the best cheap laptop deals ahead of Prime Day

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These are the best deals on cheap laptops today (Oct. 12): OUR TOP PICK: Samsung Galaxy Book Flex — $749 BEST FOR GAMING: Acer Nitro 5 — $649.99 BEST FOR FREE STUFF: Apple MacBook Air with free AirPods — $899 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list, whether it's work, watch

The OnePlus 8 finally gets an always-on display—oh, yeah, and Android 11

OnePlus 8 Pei Zen Mode 11
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The OnePlus 8 Pro. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] OnePlus is staying true to its reputation of " best Android OEM " and is the first third-party manufacturer to ship a final Android 11 build to its phones. The big update started rolling out to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro over the weekend, just 32 days after the OS hit Pixel phones. Some companies, OnePlus included, have been involved in the Android 11

This HD monocular telescope is on sale for $38

68Engadget / 7h
The legendary Amazon Prime Day is nearly upon us, and that means it’s time to stock up on some truly great gear that you’ve been eyeing all year. But despite Amazon’s extensive inventory, it doesn’t have everything. For instance, you won’t find this best-selling High Definition Monocular Telescope on Prime Day, but it’s available right here for an additional 20 percent off its already-discounted

Cornell researchers created an earphone that can track facial expressions

100+Engadget / 7h
Researchers from Cornell University have created an earphone system that can track a wearer's facial expressions even when they're wearing a mask. C-Face can monitor cheek contours and convert the wearer's expression into an emoji. That could allow people to, for instance, convey their emotions during group calls without having to turn on their webcam. “This device is simpler, less obtrusive and

eBay will authenticate sneakers from resellers

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100+Engadget / 7h
Losing out on an Air Jordan or Yeezys drop ( probably to bots ) often means sneaker collectors turn to secondary markets. To help give you piece of mind that the sneakers you want to buy are legit, eBay will vet them through its Authenticity Guarantee program. By early 2021, it will verify all new and pre-owned collectible sneakers that sell for over $100. Experts will start assessing some of the

eBay Sneaker authentication just changed the game (we hope)

Galaxy 10 Note10 eBay
36SlashGear / 7h
Today eBay announced a “sneaker authentication program” for the first time*. This system works with an “initial authentication by an independent team of industry experts,” allowing some of the most valuable pieces of footwear to go through the auction process with an added layer of trust. This may well be a sign of things to come, with eBay gaining a … Continue reading

France’s Health Data Hub to move to European cloud infrastructure to avoid EU-US data transfers

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France’s data regulator CNIL has issued some recommendations for French services that handle health data, as Mediapart first reported . Those services should avoid using American cloud hosting companies altogether, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Those recommendations follow a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court in July. The ruling, dubbed Schrems II, struck down

American Airlines completes Beijing realignment with move to new Daxing airport

The Points Guy / 7h
American Airlines will move to Beijing’s giant new Daxing airport in March, completing the realignment of U.S. carriers in the Chinese capital. The Oneworld Alliance carrier will operate its first flight to Daxing (PKX) on March 27, marking its return to Beijing after a more than year-long hiatus, American said recently. American will offer daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Daxing

Facebook Bans Content About Holocaust Denial From Its Site

Facebook Holocaust
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, once cited Holocaust denial as something he would allow on the social network for free speech reasons.

Score a 7-in-1 Instant Pot Duo for over $20 off in this early Prime Day deal

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Save $20.95: The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker is on sale as of Oct. 12. Get it at Amazon for $79 ahead of Prime Day . The coveted Instant Pot is every cook's best friend and has turned into a cult favorite in recent years. This tech-forward multicooker can do it all — from fried chicken to perfectly steamed rice — the Instant Pot will replace almost all of those small kitchen a

Best early Prime Day deals on headphones

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Our top picks for early Prime Day headphone deals: BEST WIRELESS EARBUDS: Apple AirPods Pro — save $50 BEST NOISE-CANCELING HEADPHONES: Bose QuietComfort 35 II — save $50 BEST EARBUDS FOR WORKING OUT: Sony WF-SP800N in-ear noise-canceling headphones — save $51.99 Amazon Prime Day might not officially start until midnight PT Oct. 13, but we're already seeing a ton of early deals at Amazon , Walmar

Take a virtual tour through this spooky forest — Future Blink

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England's New Forest National Park Authority has made the forest accessible virtually by using photos uploaded by visitors. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Virtual , Spooky , and Future Blink

Get the Latest 64GB iPad Mini in Space Gray for $336 ($63 off)

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Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) | $336 | Amazon Read more...

How to Handle Your Pandemic Anxiety, With Psychologists Dr. Elena Welsh and Dr. David Burns

100+Lifehacker / 8h
We’re learning how to take our anxiety down a notch this week with help from cognitive behavioral experts Dr. Elena Welsh and Dr. David Burns. Listen to hear these two experts give tips on how to tame your anxiety using specific CBT methods, why it is that we tend to go down these anxiety spirals in the first place,… Read more...

Get the Latest 64GB iPad Mini in Space Gray for $336 ($63 off)

60Lifehacker / 8h
Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) | $336 | Amazon Read more...

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Denial Is Bad Now

Facebook Holocaust
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By 2009, Facebook had established its first content moderation team known internally as the “ porn cops .” The responsibility of hunting down posts containing spam and porn fell to a team of 150 entry-level workers. Read more...

Yotascale raises a $13M Series B to help companies track and manage their cloud spends

AWS Amazon Yotascale
100+TechCrunch / 8h
These days when you found a startup, you don’t go out and buy a rack of servers. And you don’t build an in-house data center team. Instead, you farm out your infrastructure needs to the major cloud platforms, namely Amazon AWS , Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud . That’s all well and good, but over time, any startup’s cloud setup will become more complex, varied and perhaps multi-provider. Throw i

Watch a Black Hole Suck Down an Entire Star Like a Spaghetti Noodle

500+Futurism / 8h
My Spaghet If you’re ever having a bad day, just remember that the Sun has never drifted too close to a black hole and gotten sucked into it like a giant noodle of star stuff, in a horrible cosmic reenactment of that one scene in “Lady and the Tramp.” But that’s exactly what happened, scientists say, to a star about 215 million light-years from Earth. It got too close to a black hole, and got dev

Free-to-play gaming giant Roblox confidentially files to go public

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The gaming company Roblox announced today that it had confidentially filed paperwork with the SEC to make its public debut. In February, the company, which operates a free-to-play gaming empire with tens of million of users, was valued at $4 billion after a Series G funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz . The company has raised more than $335 million in venture capital funding, according to Cr

Bumble balances gender representation of C-suite with two new hires

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Women-friendly dating and networking app Bumble announced today it’s expanding its C-suite with two new hires: Anu Subramanian as Bumble’s chief financial officer, who hails from Univision, and Selby Drummond as chief brand officer, who is joining from Snap. The additions also create something of a milestone for Bumble, as the company can now claim it has equal male-to-female representation acros

Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' beta releases to some drivers on October 20th

Musk Tesla FSD Eberhard
400+Engadget / 8h
At its surreal Battery Day event in September, Tesla said it planned to release a private beta of its long-awaited Full Self-Driving (FSD) software in “a month or so.” Now we have an exact release date (via Roadshow ). Responding to a tweet from CleanTechnica , CEO Elon Musk said the limited beta will start rolling out on Tuesday, October 20th. “This will, at first, be limited to a small number o

Early Prime Day deal: Save over $30 on a Garmin fitness tracker

68Mashable / 8h
Save $32: The Garmin Vivosmart 4 fitness tracker is on sale on Amazon for $97.66 as of Oct. 12. We can all benefit from paying closer attention to our health. A fitness tracker makes that daunting task a bit easier by giving us daily updates on important factors like heart rate and sleep patterns. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 does just that and more. With this sleek band you can track activity for exer

Look out Prime Day: Best Buy has this 50-inch 4K TV on sale for just $229.99

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Score a 4K TV deal before the Amazon Prime Day sale begins with this 50-inch Roku TV that's on sale for just $229.99.

What Is UWB and Why Are Apple and Samsung Suddenly So Interested In It?

Samsung UWB Galaxy
200+Gizmodo / 8h
Wifi, Bluetooth, and NFC are well-established specs in modern smartphones, and if Samsung has its way, UWB is going to be next. Read more...

Seraphim Capital’s space tech accelerator releases details of its newest Space Camp cohort

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The U.K.’s Seraphim Capital , the country’s only space tech accelerator, has released details of its newest cohort as part of its Space Camp programme, timed with the end of World Space Week last week. 4pi Lab Raised so far: Undisclosed amount / Non-Equity Assistance from Creative Destruction Lab Description: “4pi Lab is developing a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation providing real-ti

Google updates Android Studio with better TensorFlow Lite support and a new database inspector

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Google launched version 4.1 of Android Studio , its IDE for developing Android apps, into its stable channel today. As usual for Android Studio, the minor uptick in version numbers doesn’t quite do the update justice. It includes a vast number of new and improved features that should make life a little bit easier for Android developers. The team also fixed a whopping 2,370 bugs during this releas

Amazon Echo Studio deal knocks the Dolby Atmos speaker to its best ever price

Amazon Prime Day 2020
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Cut £50 off the price of the Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker with this early Prime Day deal.

Watch Dogs: Legion PC specs demand an Nvidia RTX 3080 for 4K ‘ultra’ settings

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It seems that in this case, Nvidia’s incoming RTX 3070 isn’t able to match the RTX 2080 Ti at 4K resolution.

Remote tribe says SpaceX Starlink “catapulted” them into 21st century

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Enlarge / Melvinjohn Ashue, vice chairman of the Hoh Tribe, discusses the tribe's use of Starlink broadband. (credit: Washington State Department of Commerce ) A remote tribe in Washington state is one of the first users of SpaceX's Starlink broadband, having been connected recently after years of struggling to get modern Internet service. "We're very remote," said Melvinjohn Ashue, vice chairman

Apple on designing the A14 Bionic for the iPad Air and beyond

300+Engadget / 8h
When Apple announced the new iPad Air last month, the most interesting thing about it wasn't its iPad Pro-inspired design or the bevy of new color options. No, it’s what the new Air had lurking inside that slim frame. To our surprise, the 2020 iPad Air was the first device announced by Apple to use the new A14 Bionic chipset. That silicon’s impact won't be limited to tablets, either -- it will al

The Galaxy S20 FE Is the More Affordable Samsung Phone You Really Want

Samsung Galaxy S20
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When Samsung chose the Galaxy S20 FE’s name (FE stands for Fan Edition), it did so because FE tested better in focus groups compared to other tags like “Lite” that normally get slapped on slightly cheaper budget flagship devices. But you know what? I’m kind of OK with that slice of corporate nonsense because it’s just… Read more...

Set Out a Single Pit With Your Bowl of Olives

90Lifehacker / 8h
Putting a little ramekin next to a bowl of olives for discarded pits has long been “the move,” but an empty ramekin requires an explanation. Rather than tell every person at the table or (very small) gathering (of your immediate family) that the little bowl is “for the olive pits,” simply eat an olive and put the pit … Read more...

Whoa: Southwest Launching Flights To IAH & ORD

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Suffice to say that it’s not business as usual at the major US airlines lately when it comes to network planning. Southwest Airlines is back today with yet another major announcement that will surprise many (including me!). Southwest expanding service in Chicago & Houston Southwest Airlines has announced plans to expand its footprint in Chicago and Houston. Starting in the first half of 2021, Sou

YouTube Music’s smart TV update is here – but you may not get the best of it

YouTube Music Google
SlashGear / 8h
Google today announced several new features for YouTube Music on smart TVs. In general, these updates make it easier to browse your music collection and even spruce up the way the app looks. Some of the features are going live for all smart TV users, while others will only be available to those running Android TV OS (which includes the … Continue reading

Prime Day TV deals are already rolling in

Prime Day This Year
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YouTube Music works better on your TV with new updates

YouTube Music Google
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As Google prepares to finally shut down Google Play Music in favor of YouTube Music , the company is making a lot of last-minute updates to make sure the latter service is ready to go. YouTube Music already available on a wide variety of devices, and today Google is tackling the smart TV experience . Google first added a YouTube Music tab to the main YouTube app back in July, which is similar to

Amazon Echo Flex deal drops mini Alexa-equipped device to under £14

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Plug in and go with the mini speaker-equipped Alexa voice control device, which is only £13.99 for Prime Day.

This VPN and Windows 10 bug combo is every organization's nightmare

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Hackers are chaining multiple vulnerabilities in VPN software and Windows 10 together to take over government networks.

This Smartwatch Lets Creeps Take Pics of Kids

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Always Watching The X4, a smartwatch designed for kids, apparently has disturbingly-weak security . With a single encrypted text, a security researcher was able to gain access to the X4 and tap its real-time location, take pictures with its camera, and even record audio, Ars Technica reports . The flaws in the watch show that security flaws don’t just affect adults — and the choices parents make

Southwest Airlines to add Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush Intercontinental

300+The Points Guy / 8h
Southwest Airlines is on a tear adding new airports to its route map with Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush Intercontinental due to join next year. The Dallas-based carrier will add the large hubs of Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH) in early 2021, Southwest commercial chief Andrew Watterson said at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit on Monday. The airline wi

Go Cabin Camping This Winter

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Camping was a great way to spend a pandemic summer: you got social distancing as a matter of course, you didn’t have to spend time indoors with anybody you don’t know, and, provided you chose a place near home, you didn’t have to deal with navigating the risks of airports and mass travel. Well, here’s your winter… Read more...

Take care of that pet hair with robot vacuums on sale ahead of Prime Day

76Mashable / 9h
These robot vacuums are on sale ahead of Prime Day as of Oct. 12: BEST ROBOT VACUUM FOR PET HAIR: Ecovacs DEEBOT 500 — save $110 BEST BUDGET ROBOT VACUUM: Shark ION Robot Vacuum AV751 — save $70 Watching a robot vacuum maneuver its way around your floors is a mesmerizing experience. Plus, you don't have to vacuum the floors yourself, which is more of the point. If last year's Prime Day is any ind

Chromecast with Google TV review: What a difference a remote makes

200+Engadget / 9h
The original Chromecast that debuted in 2013 was a simple $35 dongle. But it was still notable, providing a cheap way to make any TV “smart.” Things have changed a lot since then, however. Not only do a lot of TVs now come with built-in apps, Roku and Amazon developed their own streaming sticks over the years — both of which have remote controls and visual menus for easy navigation. Google’s Chro

Street art meets tradition with this massive lace mural

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The Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, France commissioned Polish street artist Nespoon to paint a lace mural on the facade of the museum. It pays homage to Calais's history in the lace industry. Read more... More about Entertainment , Art , Mashable Video , Street Art , and Culture

Amazon launches an AR app that works with new QR codes on its boxes

Amazon AR App QR Boxes
400+TechCrunch / 9h
Amazon has quietly launched a new augmented reality application that works with QR codes on the company’s shipping boxes to create “interactive, shareable” AR experiences. Called simply “ Amazon Augmented Reality, ” the retailer describes the app as a “fun way to reuse your Amazon boxes until you’re ready to drop them in the recycling bin.” As shown in the App Store’s screenshots of the new app,

Up To 12% Cash Back (Or 12x Amex Points) With Rakuten

200+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. Whenever I make an online purchase I always check to see which shopping portal has the best bonus. Today only, Rakuten is offering an increased bonu

Attention, Prime members: You can get 2 months of Showtime for $2 this Prime Day

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Death by black hole: Astronomers spot flare from “spaghettification” of star

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Animation depicting a star experiencing spaghettification as it’s sucked in by a supermassive black hole during a "tidal disruption event." It's a popular misconception that black holes behave like cosmic vacuum cleaners , ravenously sucking up any matter in their surroundings. In reality, only stuff that passes beyond the event horizon—including light—is swallowed up and can't escape, although b

Covid-19 Can Live on Smartphone Screens for Up to 28 Days, Researchers Find

1KGizmodo / 9h
Back in March, as the covid-19 pandemic took over the planet, Apple finally told users that it’s okay to use some disinfecting wipes on their iPhones. At the time, transmission risks were opaque and it was better to be safe than sorry. In the meantime, we’ve learned that saliva droplets in the air pose the clearest… Read more...

So iPhone 12 will support 5G… but where?

Apple Kuo iPhone 12
24SlashGear / 9h
Today we’re taking a peek at what sort of 5G you’ll get with your new iPhone 12. To be particularly blunt: You don’t get magical 5G speed around the world just because you’ve received a new iPhone 12. Unlike Apple’s move from 3G to 4G LTE speeds in the iPhone, this move is more about preparation than it is about … Continue reading

Southwest Airlines Will Expand To Houston Intercontinental And Chicago O’Hare

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The largest U.S. domestic airline is already a significant player in both the Houston and Chicago markets. They're doubling down by extending service to a second airport in each city. Just as they're taking American Airlines head on in Miami, they'll be taking on United (Houston Intercontinental) and United and American (Chicago O'Hare) at those major carrier hubs. Continue reading ...

Coronavirus Has Killed Nearly 10,000 Minks in Utah

300+Gizmodo / 9h
Humans aren’t the only creatures at risk from dying of covid-19, it seems. In recent weeks, the state of Utah has been dealing with mass die-offs at mink farms that health officials believe are linked to the viral pandemic—outbreaks that likely began from contact with infected human handlers. So far, nearly 10,000… Read more...

Cosmonauts mock Russia’s space leader on Twitter, a robot calls them drunks

400+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Roscosmos Head Dmitry Rogozin before Russia-China talks at the Moscow Kremlin in June. (credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images) There's a nasty, increasingly public battle that has engulfed a handful of former cosmonauts, a robot, and the current leader of Russia's space program, Dmitry Rogozin, in controversy. The genesis of the dispute seems to be that some former cosmonauts hav

Save on smart speakers, thermostats, and more with these stellar Google Nest deals

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From the new Google Nest Audio to smart video doorbells, these are the best Google Nest deals we've found today.

Doom Runs on Anything, Including Rotting Potatoes

500+Gizmodo / 9h
You can get the classic video game Doom to run on a lot of things: pianos, printers, old Nokia phones, and even electronic pregnancy tests . But one YouTuber decided to flip the script on the ole, “Does it run Doom ?” test to ask the heroic question: How many potatoes do you need to generate enough electricity for a… Read more...

Bring Movie Night Home With up to 34% off Anker Projectors

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Up to 34% off Anker Projectors | Amazon

This App Finds Your Prescription By Scanning Your Eyeglasses

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Sometimes you just need (or want) a new pair of eyeglasses, even though you can see perfectly well using the ones you already have. In situations where your glasses are no longer cutting it and you probably need a new prescription, that’s the job for an optometrist or ophthalmologist. But let’s say that your current… Read more...

What to expect from Apple’s ‘Hi Speed’ iPhone event

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
300+TechCrunch / 9h
For starters, iPhones, of course. That one was easy. The company skipped out on new mobile devices during its recent Apple Watch event, owing to COVID-19-related delays. And, of course, the fact that the events are all pre-taped and virtual now means companies can more easily split them up in ways that were harder to justify when people were expected to fly in from all over the world. That doesn’

What a remote-first world looks like for small businesses

The Points Guy / 9h
This year’s pandemic saw businesses around the country scramble to introduce remote working for their employees. Crowded city offices closed and employees were encouraged to work from home or wherever they could work from safely, for the foreseeable future. Stanford Economist Nicholas Bloom estimates 42% — almost half of the U.S. labor force — was working from home full time during the pandemic i

Nym Health raises $16.5 million for its auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing

76TechCrunch / 9h
A little less than two years after raising its seed round, the Israeli-based Nym Health has added another $16.5 million to its cash haul so it can roll out its technology developing auditable machine learning tools for automating hospital billing. The new financing came from investors including GV (the investment arm of Google previously known as Google Ventures) and will be used by the company t

Facebook bans Holocaust denial content

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Mark Zuckerberg says his "thinking has evolved" as the social network changes strategy.

This 72-hour HP flash sale is slashing prices on a massive range of laptop deals

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HP just launched its 72-hour flash sale, with plenty of laptop deals up for grabs this week.

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Season 3 Isn't Perfect, But It's Perfectly Kipo

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And now, the end is near. Netflix’s Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is heading into its third and final season on the promise of global unity or Mute-ually assured destruction. The series does a beautiful job of bringing our beloved heroes’ story to a close, but gets weighed down by a villain who fails to earn the… Read more...

Best Nikon camera 2020: the 10 finest cameras from Nikon's line-up

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From its latest DSLRs to its mirrorless masterpieces, here are the best Nikon cameras you can buy right now.

Here’s the cheapest 30,000mAh laptop battery charger, just in time for Amazon Prime Day

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This 30,000mAh power bank offers 30W power delivery and more

The best tech of 2020: meet TechRadar’s Product of the Year award winners

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The TechRadar team has chosen its top tech of 2020: these are the 30 most impressive products we've tested across a range of categories.

United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 100% Bonus

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United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles . Buy United miles with a bonus Through 11:59PM CT on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles . Different accounts may be eligible for different bonuses, so you’ll want to log into your account and see what you’re targeted for. The accounts I manage show a bonus of up

A sad day on Pornhub, as Ryan Creamer retires

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If you thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, you were obviously wrong. On Monday morning, one of the last wholesome presences on the internet, Mr. Ryan Creamer, announced his retirement from doing comedy on Pornhub. "Today, 2 years to the day from when I started it, I am ending my Pornhub career. These videos added so much fun to my life and I hope they did for you too. Thank you all for watching,

Electric car sales triple in race to meet Europe CO2 rules

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Enlarge / Kia says the Niro EV can fast-charge at up to 100kW. For some reason it tells chargers it can actually do 150kW, but in practice you might never see more than 77kW. Confusing, eh? (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) One in 10 new cars sold across Europe this year will be electric or plug-in hybrid, triple last year’s sales levels after carmakers rolled out new models to meet emissions rules, acco

2021 Honda Accord bets on styling, tech and hybrid drive

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The 2021 Honda Accord has been revealed, complete with pricing, an updated hybrid version, and a tech and styling boost across the range. Up front, there’s a broader, revamped grille to leave the Accord more eye-catching, while inside the dashboard infotainment gets a larger touchscreen across all trim levels. We’ve seen Honda push more aggressive fascias in recent months, with … Continue reading

Among Us is getting new features through super sneaky beta updates

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In recent months, Among Us has become one of the most popular games around. Though it was launched in 2018, it didn’t gain this immense popularity until streamers on Twitch started playing it earlier this year. That has prompted the developers to announce some big plans for Among Us moving forward, and it looks like some new features are secretly … Continue reading

2020 IPO report card: Are tech’s newest public companies meeting expectations?

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As the American election looms and the IPO cycle slows some, it’s a good time to review how well the public offerings we have seen thus far have performed. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch , or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. Welcome to a Monday morning data rundown discussing how well the latest-stage startups that went public t

Scientists Are Testing a 99-Year-Old Tuberculosis Vaccine on COVID-19

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To buy more time to develop a COVID-19 vaccine , U.K. researchers are testing out a tuberculosis vaccine from 1921 to see if it shields patients against the coronavirus. The University of Exeter experiment, called BRACE , was inspired by data suggesting that the tuberculosis vaccine BCG provides a generalized boost to the immune system rather than merely targeting tuberculosis itself, BBC News re

How to Turn Off All Your Android Phone’s Sensors in One Tap

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Your phone is the most personal device you own. It’s almost always with you and is capable of hearing, seeing, and sensing everything you do. But what if you want to turn off these sensors before, for instance, heading into a sensitive meeting? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Quick Tip: You Can Find USB-C Adapter Cables for Charging Some Older Laptops

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I love my ThinkPad T450s. It’s loaded up with cheap RAM, its dual-chamber battery system lets me keep working for an entire day, and the keyboard is freakin’ fantastic. But I’ve kept it on the shelf for a couple of years because I’ve transitioned away from bulky chargers to an all-USB-C mobile lifestyle. That is until I found an adapter on Amazon. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lenovo Brings Ryzen Chromebooks to the Enterprise with the ThinkPad C13 Yoga

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We’ve seen a couple of Chromebooks using Lenovo’s button-down no-nonsense ThinkPad branding before, but those were cheaper models aimed at the education market. If you’ve been craving a more conventional powerful ThinkPad rocking Chrome OS, now you have one to choose: the ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google's New Nest Thermostat is More Affordable with Very Few Compromises

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If you’ve longed for a Nest Learning Thermostat but struggled to justify its $250 price tag, then the new Nest Thermostat may be just what the doctor ordered. At $129 it’s almost half the price of the original Learning Thermostat, but offers many of the same features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Where to Watch Apple's iPhone 12 Event (and What Else to Expect)

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Tomorrow’s the day, y’all—Apple is going to take wraps off the long-awaited iPhone 12 and all of its variants. Normally, Apple would hold this type of event in September, but in The Year of the Virus nothing is normal and everything is weird. So, we’re getting iPhone announcements in October. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holocaust denial is now banned on Facebook

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Google Art Filter keeps you cultured

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Face filters have never been so woke

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 gets special Fortnite game boost

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If you’ve been playing Fortnite on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 or Galaxy Tab S7+, you’re in luck. Today Epic Games and Samsung revealed that they’d soon unlock the ability to ramp up gameplay for the latest Samsung tablets in the game Fortnite with the latest update for said game. This latest update for the game Fortnite unlocked 90fps (frames … Continue reading

An AI Analysis of 500,000 Studies Shows How We Can End World Hunger

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Ending hunger is one of the top priorities of the United Nations this decade. Yet the world appears to be backsliding , with an uptick of 60 million people experiencing hunger in the last five years to an estimated 690 million worldwide. Read more...

Amazon's Echo Auto is on sale for 60% off ahead of Prime Day

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Save $30: Early Prime Day deal: the Amazon Echo Auto is on sale at Amazon for $19.99 as of Oct. 12. Just about everyone has Alexa (or Google) speaking to them in their homes. But how about the second place where we spend most of our time? Bring Alexa to your car with an Echo Auto for just $19.99 , a $30 savings right before Prime Day starts tomorrow. SEE ALSO: How to maximize the perks of Amazon

Yes, a 'smart' stress ball exists — and it's on sale

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TL;DR: Work on your handshake with a SQUEGG™ smart squeeze ball and grip strengthener for $36.99, a 26% savings as of Oct. 12. Yes, a stress ball that pairs with an app is a real thing. This SQUEGG™ Smart Squeeze Ball and Grip Strengthener is a Bluetooth-enabled gadget that counts your reps, keeps track of your daily stats, and even lets you compete in fun games with your friends. It even goes so

Facebook finally bans Holocaust denial content

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Facebook is clamping down on content that “ denies or distorts the Holocaust .” It banned such material under its updated hate speech policy . “Our decision is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people,” Monika Bickert, Facebook’s VP of content policy, wrote in a blog post . “According to

Judge denies request to force Fortnite back on iOS App Store pending trial

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Enlarge / Artist's conception of competing lawyers from Apple and Epic Game focusing their legal arguments on the court. Metaphorically, of course. Apple can continue to block Epic Games' Fortnite from the iOS App Store as the parties move to a trial, Federal District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said in a ruling issued late Friday. In the 39-page ruling , Judge Rogers restates her previous findi

Calling Lisbon VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

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TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey Europe’s top venture capital investors. Our upcoming survey of VCs in Lisbon will capture how the city is faring, and what changes are being wrought amongst investors by the coronavirus pandemic. (Please note, if you have filled the survey out already, there is no need to do it again). We’d like to know how Lisbon’s startup scene is evolvin

Microsoft and partners aim to shrink the ‘data desert’ limiting accessible AI

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AI-based tools like computer vision and voice interfaces have the potential to be life-changing for people with disabilities, but the truth is those AI models are usually built with very little data sourced from those people. Microsoft is working with several nonprofit partners to help make these tools reflect the needs and everyday realities of people living with conditions like blindness and li

Walmart's Prime Day deals have started: Dyson, Instant Pot, Chromebooks, and more

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Best Walmart Prime Day deals as of Oct. 12: BEST 4K TV DEAL: JVC 55-inch 4K UHD Roku Smart LED TV — save $151.99 BEST INSTANT POT DEAL: The Pioneer Woman 6-in-1 Instant Pot Lux (6-quart ) — save $50 BEST VACUUM DEAL: Dyson V8 Animal+ Cordless Vacuum — save $80 They won't officially call them this (they call it "the big save"), but Walmart is a great place to scope out Prime Day deals. It's less t

Get acquainted with DevOps — and take practice tests — with this $40 bundle

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TL;DR: Learn the basics of DevOps with the Complete DevOps Certifications Courses & Practice Tests bundle for $39.99, a 87% savings as of Oct. 12. DevOps professionals are paid top dollar to make sure the product runs smoothly. If you're interested in joining the field, the Complete DevOps Certifications Courses and Practice Tests Bundle can help you become an in-demand DevOps professional. Devel

PS5 games and accessories are going on sale early – but why?

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Sony is apparently releasing PS5 games and accessories – including the DualSense controller – a whole week earlier than the PS5 console in the UK.

Baby Yoda steals the show yet again in The Mandalorian season 2's new posters

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Baby Yoda heralds the return of the Star Wars TV show in these new posters for The Mandalorian season 2.

I Cannot in Good Faith Recommend This Japanese Desk Tent

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We are a nation teetering on apocalypse, each week more fearful and anxious than the last. Maybe this is how I ended up with a five-foot-tall tent in my living room. Or maybe this is a logical purchase for remote workers in need of a versatile home office. In any case, I’m really into items that offer structure and… Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Wayfair Wall Art Sale, iPad Mini, Poo-Pourii, Anker Nebula Projector, Logitech Gaming Headset, and More

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Apple’s AirPods Pro and a Wayfair wall art sale lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

MSCHF will pay you to 'kill brands' on TikTok

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MSCHF has long been outspoken about their disdain towards the capitalist system, with games like Card V Card and stunts like rendering medical debt into art and selling it . Though MSCHF itself has raised at least $11.5 million in "outside investments" since the fall of 2019, according to the New York Times , it's undeniable that their biweekly drops often comment on our crumbling late-capitalist

How to Trick-or-Treat Inside Your Home

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Each month of parenting during a pandemic brings with it a slew of questions parents never thought they’d have to ask themselves. Will my kid actually meet his teacher in person this year? They’ll take their masks off for school pictures, right? And now, of course, there’s, Can my kids even go trick-or-treating? Should Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Wayfair Wall Art Sale, iPad Mini, Poo-Pourii, Anker Nebula Projector, Logitech Gaming Headset, and More

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Apple’s AirPods Pro and a Wayfair wall art sale lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Lenovo's Thinkpad C13 Yoga is a Chromebook built for the office

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Lenovo has unveiled the Thinkpad C13 Yoga Chromebook, joining HP and Dell in offering Chrome OS powered laptops for businesses. The idea is to deliver the security and organizational features of Chrome OS and Google’s Workspace (formerly G Suite) apps for corporate IT departments not wedded to Microsoft’s Office365 ecosystem. The C13 Yoga is maybe the best-looking enterprise Chromebook so far, wi

Cruising is back: Learn more from executives with MSC Cruises and Cruise Planners on a special TPG Talks webinar

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Register now The cruise industry was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic , and it continues to impact lines all over the world. Many major cruise lines have extended cancellations through November , and there’s still a lot of uncertainty of when most ships will begin sailing again. And once they do, there will likely be notable changes in light of COVID-19. Thankfully, there is some good news fo

Snapdocs raises $60M to manage the mortgage process in the cloud

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The U.S. economy may be in a precarious state right now, with a presidential election looming on the horizon and the country still in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. But partly thanks to lower interest rates, the housing market continues to rise , and today a startup that has built technology to help it run more efficiently is announcing a major growth round of funding. Snapdocs , which is

Facebook, in a reversal, will now ban Holocaust denial content under its hate-speech policy

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Facebook this morning announced a significant change in how it approaches Holocaust denial content on its social network. For years, the company has been criticized for not taking down this extremely offensive form of content in favor of allowing free speech and distancing itself from taking on the responsibilities of a traditional publisher. Today, it’s reversing that position, saying it will no

EU targets Big Tech with “hit list” facing tougher rules

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Enlarge / A Facebook logo in front of an EU flag in this photo illustration on November 20, 2017. (credit: Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty ) EU regulators are drawing up a “hit list” of up to 20 large Internet companies, likely to include Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook and Apple, that will be subject to new and far more stringent rules aimed at curbing their market power. Under the plans,

Decorate for the holidays with a festive digital motion projector

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TL;DR: Get in the holiday spirit with a digital motion projector with 12 holiday animations for $118.99, a 15% savings as of Oct. 12. You don't need to spend hours of your life putting up string lights and lawn decorations for the holidays anymore. Instead, get this Digital Motion Projector and let the festivities begin. It works for both Halloween and Christmas and can be set up in about 10 minu

Uh, so the AirPods Pro are on sale for less than $200 — thanks Prime Day!

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The Ninja 4-in-1 air fryer is on sale ahead of Prime Day

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Save $40: The Ninja 4-in-1 AF101 air fryer is on sale at Amazon for $89.99 ahead of Prime Day . Fried food lovers looking to make healthier choices can rejoice — air fryers give you all the crispy, crunchy goodness of deep-frying, but with only a fraction of the oil and added calories. One of the most popular small kitchen appliances (along with the Instant Pot ), air fryers have been praised not

New Nest Thermostat is Google's most affordable smart home heat monitor yet

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A modest change for Google's smart home heating helper.

This cool router will let you access your home network remotely

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TL;DR: Access your networks from anywhere with a IzzBie Smart Private Internet: Router — which comes with a three-year subscription — for $79.99, a savings of 73% as of Oct. 12. Many of us are working remotely these days, so we're connecting to a wide range of routers and hotspots on the go. While that may be convenient, it's not always reliable. If you plan to make it a habit, it may be time to

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds review: The noise-cancelling powerhouse

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Bose was way overdue for a new pair of true wireless earbuds. The company doesn’t typically release a product refresh every year, but the SoundSport Free buds were first introduced in 2017. True wireless tech has improved dramatically in the last year alone. Any product that’s over two years old is going to feel pretty outdated. To remedy this, the company introduced an all-new noise-cancelling m

Best waterproof camera 2020: 6 great cameras for underwater photography

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Waterproof, crushproof, freezeproof…the best waterproof cameras can take anything you can throw at them.

Air Canada Cuts Air Transat Purchase Price By 72%

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Well, I guess there’s some small silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic for Air Canada. Air Canada renegotiates Air Transat takeover In June 2019 it was announced that Air Canada would acquire Canadian low cost carrier Air Transat: Initially Air Canada was going to pay $13 per share, for a total purchase price of $520 million However, after intervention from some large Air Transat shareholders

Best Buy's Prime Day deals are basically already here

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Here are the best early Prime Day deals taking place at Best Buy: BEST 4K TV DEAL: TCL 65-inch Class 8 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV — save $700 BEST KITCHEN DEAL: KitchenAid Professional 500 Stand Mixer — save $200 BEST VACUUM DEAL: Dyson V11 Origin Vacuum — save $100 BEST GAMING DEAL: WD_BLACK P10 4TB External Game Drive — save $10 BEST HEADPHONE DEAL: Beats Solo Pro Headphones — $199.99 BEST

Best early Prime Day deals on 4K TVs, Apple, Amazon devices, more

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Projectors from Anker and more are on sale ahead of Prime Day

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Projectors on sale ahead of Prime Day as of Oct. 12: BEST DEAL: Anker Nebula Cosmos Max 4K Projector — save $611 BEST MINI PROJECTOR: Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector — save $180 GREAT SPEAKERS : Anker Nebula Mars II Projector — save $130 A good projector can help you pull off a grade-A movie night, even in your backyard or on your porch. As of Oct. 12, there are four Anker projectors on sa

This is the cheapest 12-port laptop docking station that offers 100W power delivery

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An excellent deal from a brand that has built its reputation on Amazon.

Facebook EU-US data transfer complaint: Schrems gets a judicial review of the Irish DPC’s procedure

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Another twist in a multi-year complaint saga related to the legality of Facebook’s data transfers: European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has today been granted a judicial review of the Irish regulator’s handling of his complaint. He’s expecting the hearing to take place before the end of the year — and is hoping the action will, at long last, lead to a suspension of Facebook’s EU-US data transf

How to Make a Title Line on an Excel Spreadsheet

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There are several ways to add a customized title to a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Titles aren’t just for file names—you can place one right above your spreadsheet data so viewers can understand it more easily. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Fortnite' can run at 90FPS on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7

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You don’t have to buy a OnePlus phone or an iPad Pro to play Fortnite at high frame rates on mobile. Samsung is ‘ unlocking ’ 90FPS gameplay on the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ as of October 13th. You’ll need to either update Fortnite or grab the latest version from Samsung’s Galaxy Store , but that’s the only requirement to get the extra-smooth gameplay that potentially provides an edge. Not surprising

Virgin Hyperloop picks a home for its high-tech testing facility

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West Virginia is getting a high-speed Hyperloop system, but residents shouldn’t expect it to cut any time from their daily commute. Instead, Virgin Hyperloop has announced that the state will be the location for their upcoming Hyperloop Certification Center (HCC), where it plans to test out the transportation system on a track at least six miles in length. Virgin Hyperloop … Continue reading

Lowest ever price: the Kindle Paperwhite gets huge discount in pre-Prime Day deal

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The Kindle Paperwhite is down to its lowest ever price before Amazon Prime Day begins, and you can also save on the Kindle Kids Edition.

Apple HomePod mini and new Apple TV could give UWB a killer use-case

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On the eve of Apple’s big iPhone reveal event for 2020, a new leak is claiming that the rumored HomePod mini and Apple TV will be host to some impressive tech. Specifically, the leak tells us that both of these products will act as Ultra Wideband (UWB) base-stations. When used in tandem with other devices using Apple’s U1 chip, the … Continue reading

How to Set Up Google Assistant Shortcuts for Your Android Apps

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It’s great that Google Assistant now works with some third-party apps. And by “works with,” I mean you’ll now be able to bark a few commands at your Android’s digital assistant to summon various features in some of the platform’s top apps. It’s a limited debut of a feature that should have seen widespread appeal, oh,… Read more...

The New Nest Thermostat Shaves $40 Off the Price But Also Ditches the Scroll Wheel

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For the first time in three years, Google is introducing a new model to its Nest smart thermostat line and at $130 the latest addition is the cheapest model yet without sacrificing much functionality, particularly if it’s going to be your first smart thermostat upgrade. Read more...

TPG reader question: Can a card issuer take back my bonus points if I get refunded?

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Editor’s note: This article is part of a column to answer your credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at info@ . While travel is on a long path to recovery, credit card bonus offers are already coming back strong. Even if you’re not comfortable with traveling, there are numerous opportunities t

Google's $130 Nest Thermostat features an all-new touch-based design

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It’s been ten years since Nest first launched its first smart thermostat , and it’s become the most popular brand in the connected home temperature control space. If you’ve seen one of its products , you’ll recognize the distinctive puck-like shape and rotating edge controls. Now that it’s ten years old, though, it’s time for the thermostat to get a glow up. Google is launching the new Nest Therm

The Most Miles Without A First Year Annual Fee Or Huge Spending Requirement

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The United Business Card has a limited time offer to earn 75,000 MileagePlus miles after $5000 in purchases within 3 months. The card has a $0 annual fee (then $95). And you can even make money off of it. Continue reading ...

Quince launches out of beta with new ‘manufacturer-to-customer’ model

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The retail landscape is shifting rapidly. While D2C brands have changed the way we shop, Quince is looking to change retail even more dramatically. The brand, which raised $8.5 million in seed funding last year (and only revealed as much today), is looking to rethink the supply chain with its own line of 700 items, including men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, jewelry and home goods. After be

Three CEO: Market consolidation will allow for better mobile infrastructure

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Robert Finnegan believes a permissive attitude towards consolidation will allow for greater investment.

The Ring Doorbell Pro drops to $99.99 in this early Amazon Prime Day deal

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Just ahead of the 2020 Prime Day sale, you can score a fantastic deal on the Ring Pro Video doorbell at Amazon.

Nest launches its $129 thermostat with a new design, swipe and touch interface on the side

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Google’s Nest unit today launched its newest thermostat . At $129, the Nest Thermostat is the company’s most affordable one yet, but it’s also the first to feature a new swipe and tap interface on its side, as well as Google’s Soli radar technology to sense room occupancy and when you are near the device. Soli, it is worth noting, is not being used for enabling gesture controls. Instead, because

Google’s $129.99 Nest Thermostat adds motion chip and smarter scheduling

Google Nest Thermostat
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Nest has a new, entry-level smart thermostat, under $130 but still packing remote app control, a new motion sensor, and a slick mirror-finish. The new Nest Thermostat also introduces a different interface, doing away with the physically-rotating casing of the existing models and replacing them with a touch-sensitive scroll strip on one side. As before, the thermostat itself is circular. … Continu

Hurry – the Amazon Echo Show 5 and 8 are at their lowest-ever price

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Huge savings on the Amazon Echo Show smart displays this Prime Day.

Radisson Rewards Offering 25% Off Award Nights

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Both Marriott Bonvoy and World of Hyatt are currently incentivizing award redemptions, and now Radisson Rewards is joining in as well. 25% off free night award redemptions Radisson Rewards has just launched a promotion offering 25% of your points back when you redeem for free nights: Registration is required prior to check-out of your first eligible stay Reservations must be made between October

Tesla to launch Full Self Driving beta to select drivers next week

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After many delays, Tesla's autonomous driving package will soon see the light of day. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Monday the company will launch its next-gen Full Self Driving (FSD) set of features to "a small number of people who are expert & careful drivers." The beta will become available on Tuesday, Oct. 20, Musk said. Limited FSD beta releasing on Tuesday next week, as promised. This will, a

The first ever rugged 5G smartphone will go on sale within weeks

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Triple camera setup, 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage on offer.

Equity Monday: Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform

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Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — a

Microsoft helped disrupt the infamous Trickbot botnet

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200+Engadget / 12h
It’s not just the US government racing to disrupt the Trickbot botnet ahead of elections. Microsoft has revealed that it and multiple partners (including ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec and FS-ISAC) have taken steps to disrupt Trickbot. The tech giant obtained a court order and used “technical action” to prevent the botnet from either starting new infections or activating any dorman

Rethink Your Budget With a No-Spend Day Challenge

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For many Americans, a no-spend day isn’t an exercise in budgeting during the pandemic—it’s a daily reality. But others splurge in what has been dubbed “ spendemic ” retail therapy, as evidenced by the recent rise in loans for discretionary items , according to the loan comparison site Credible. If your spending feels… Read more...

Why iPhone Apps Ask for “Devices on Your Local Network”

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iPhone and iPad apps must ask for permission “to find and connect to devices on your local network.” This request was iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates, Here’s what this message means and how you should answer it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Set Picture Hint at an Unlikely Team-Up

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A ton of pictures from the set of Jurassic World: Dominion put Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant in the spotlight. Kyle Gallner hopes Scream 5 can capture the spirit of the original. Pennyworth recruits a familiar face from Arrow . Plus, Mike McMahan teases Star Trek: Lower Decks ’ second season, and what’s to come on … Read more...

Snokor iRocker Gods TWS launched in India at Rs 1,999

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The Snokor iRocker Gods TWS are available in classic white variant and IPX5 sweatproof and dustproof.

Wi-Fi vs Wired: When to connect with cable

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Both Wi-Fi and Wired internet have a place in the modern world, and it's important to know when it's best to use which type of connection.

6 facts you might not know about Wi-Fi 6

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The next generation of wireless networking has officially arrived. Here's what you need to know about Wi-Fi 6.

What is a NoSQL Database, and What Are They Good For?

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A NoSQL database is any kind of database that breaks away from the traditional design of SQL. NoSQL databases like the document-based MongoDB have become more popular in recent years. What’s all the hype about? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Holiday 2020: The Best Headphones for Kids

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Kids need a good pair of headphones. Be it for online classes, watching movies, or playing video games online, comfortable high-quality headphones help your kids stay connected and entertained. The headphones in our list work with a variety of devices, have stylish designs, and are comfortable enough for all-day wear. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A Plan to Fix the US Bike Shortage

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Demand for bikes has soared in the pandemic. To spur production, the US should adopt the industrial policies from the Asian countries it relies on.

US Approaches One Million Daily Air Travelers

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The US is getting really close to passing the million air passenger threshold again for the first time in nearly seven months. TSA screened 984K+ travelers yesterday Since the beginning of March, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has provided a fascinating daily snapshot of how many travelers are being screened at US airports every day. Well, yesterday set a new record — on Sunday,

Create a Makeshift Baby Monitor With Android's New Sound Notifications

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The world is full of loud noises competing for our attention, but sometimes we can’t be fully aware of what’s happening around us. That’s fine, though, because the new Sound Detection feature on Android can do the listening for you and alert you to important things it hears. Read more...

How to Remove Recently Added Apps in Windows 10’s Start Menu

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By default, when you open your Windows 10 Start menu, you’ll see recently added apps at the top of the app list. This section shows some of the apps you have installed most recently. If you’d like to remove that, it’s easy to change. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

National extends Free Day benefits through 2021

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Earlier this spring, travelers saw a wave of companies extending elite status and other benefits for their members in light of the coronavirus pandemic . From airlines to hotels to car rental companies, it seemed like every company wanted to maintain its most loyal members as travel plummeted. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter! In April, Nati

This $70 Smartwatch Is Actually Better Than Some Fitbits

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The old adage, “You get what you pay for,” is usually true, and when it comes to gadgets, doubly so. But every once in awhile you find a product that punches above its price tag. The Amazfit Bip S is one of those devices. Read more...

Undocumented backdoor that covertly takes snapshots found in kids’ smartwatch

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Enlarge (credit: Xplora ) A popular smartwatch designed exclusively for children contains an undocumented backdoor that makes it possible for someone to remotely capture camera snapshots, wiretap voice calls, and track locations in real time, a researcher said. The X4 smartwatch is marketed by Xplora, a Norway-based seller of children’s watches. The device, which sells for about $200, runs on And

Yesterday’s corporate network design isn’t working for working from home

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Enlarge / Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business' networks work. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) We're 10 months into 2020, and businesses are still making adjustments to the new realities of large-scale telework (which, if you're not in the IT biz, is just a fancy term for "working from not in the office"). In the Before Times, telework was an interesting idea that te

Lenovo's Google-powered Smart Clock drops to $39 at Walmart

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If you’re waiting for Amazon Prime Day to kick off tomorrow, you may want to take advantage of the deals that other retailers already have going on. Walmart has already kicked off its own “anti-Prime Day” savings event and with it comes the best price we’ve seen on the Lenovo Smart Clock . Right now, Walmart has the smart alarm clock for $39, which is $1 cheaper than its previous low and 50 perce

Researchers harness moths to drop sensors from the sky

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There are places on the earth that scientists want to study, but that study is difficult due to the danger involved in getting there. University of Washington researchers have created a potential solution that harnesses months to drop sensors into difficult to reach areas from the sky. The sensor attached to the back of the moth weighs 98 milligrams, which … Continue reading

Acer steals Prime Day thunder with the cheapest Core i7 laptop around

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The Acer Aspire 3 will turn heads for all the right reasons.

Ring Alarm: is it the right buy to protect your home?

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The Ring Alarm Starter Kit comes with a contact sensor and a motion sensor, but is it the most comprehensive system availab