Thursday, October 08, 2020

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Southwest adds another new Colorado ski town, unveils Miami and Palm Springs routes

100+The Points Guy / 2h
Southwest Airlines is betting travelers want to buckle up their ski boots and hit the slopes this winter with what appears to be plans for new service to Montrose, the second Colorado ski town to join its map during the coronavirus pandemic. The Dallas-based carrier will offer flights between Montrose (MTJ) and both Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Denver (DEN) beginning Dec. 19, according to the flig

What To Do Before Getting Rid Of Your Xbox One Or PS4

2KGizmodo / 4h
A little more than a month from now, next-gen consoles will be out in the wild. At this point, you might be regarding your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as a slowly degrading plastic box that’s doomed to waste space and collect dust. You might have even considered [ gasp ] getting rid of them. Read more...

Southwest Airlines Launching Miami Flights: Here Are The Routes

1KOne Mile at a Time / 2h
In early September Southwest Airlines announced plans to start flying to Miami, and now we have details about what routes we can expect. As a Miami resident, I’m super excited about the competition that this will bring to my home market. Southwest Airlines launching Miami flights Southwest Airlines will launch year-round flights to Miami, and that will kick off with 12 daily flights to four desti

Satya Nadella isn't a big fan of remote working

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6min
Video meetings may be convenient but they just aren't as engaging as in-person meetings.

How to Do the 'Cat Smile' and Make Cats Fall in Love With You

Gizmodo / 8min
Scientists say this one weird trick will make a cat like you, or at least not be so repulsed by you. Read more...

New Android feature alerts you to smoke alarms and other 'critical' sounds

Engadget / 11min
Google has been adding a few new accessibility features to its products lately and today’s update is something for those who might want help hearing things around them. Sound Notifications is rolling out to Android (and Wear OS) devices and it’ll use the microphone in your phone to listen for things like beeping appliances, running water or barking dogs. Then, it’ll send you a push notification,

'Hey Google' Can Now Control Some of Your Favorite Apps

How-To Geek / 12min
Arguably one of the best parts about smartphones is the apps you can install to do more. But sometimes it’s inconvenient to unlock your phone and touch the screen to control them. If you’re on Android, there’s good news for you: you can now control many apps with your voice, and more apps are coming. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

David Fincher captures an old era of films with uncanny 'Mank' trailer

20Mashable / 14min
The first trailer for David Fincher's next movie, Mank , feels like it's been pulled right out of the '30s or '40s. Starring Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, Mank is a biographical drama that focuses on the screenwriters' struggle for credit and recognition on the 1941 film Citizen Kane , which he worked on with Orson Welles. Fincher and the team behind Mank seem to not only be c

'Hey Google, tighten my Nike Adapt BB shoes': Assistant now works on 30 Android apps

Hey Google Assistant
20Mashable / 14min
Attention Back to the Future fans: Rather than having to use a connected app to tighten Nike's Adapt BB basketball shoes , you can now do it with just your voice. The feature is part of a new Google Assistant integration with multiple Android apps. Rather than having to type out or search the same commands on a daily basis, you can now jump into an app with just your voice. With Nike's Adapt shoe

I Feel Like an Asshole When I Ask Google Assistant to Tighten My Nike Laces

Gizmodo / 14min
I have secretly coveted the self-lacing Nike Adapt sneakers ever since they were announced—blame it on Back to the Future . The only problem was the price. I am unfortunately stingy as hell. So when Google said it was adding a whole bunch of third-party app integrations to Google Assistant, and that one of them was the… Read more...

Enhanced computer vision, sensors raise manufacturing stakes for robots as a service

52TechCrunch / 16min
Kyle S. Gibson Contributor Kyle S. Gibson is a writer and videographer in Boston, currently focused on robotics and industrial internet of things. Kyle has worked for publishers AmericanInno and MIT Technology Review, sales automation developer Pegasystems, and blockchain strategy group New Alchemy. He is currently writing for MIT Horizon, an emerging technology education platform. His work is su

Google Assistant finally works with some third-party apps

26Engadget / 17min
Before today, if you ask Siri or the Google Assistant to “check the news on Twitter,” you’ll either be shown the @CHEK_News account on the Twitter website or articles about the social network on Apple News. For Android users, voice commands are about to get a lot smarter. Google just announced that the Assistant will be able to search and control your third-party apps when you ask it to. So when

AMD teases its next-gen Radeon GPU's 4K performance

28Engadget / 17min
We’ll have to wait until October 28th to get a full look at AMD’s new Radeon 6000-series GPUs , but the company offered a tease of what we can expect from its latest graphics cards at the end of its Zen 3 keynote . AMD showed off a benchmark of a ‘Big Navi’ GPU, paired with the company’s new Ryzen 5900x CPU, running Borderlands 3 at 4K and a consistent 60 frames per second at the game’s “Badass”

Build an Adorable Robot Army With Geeek Club’s DIY Nanobots

Futurism / 17min
Everybody wants a pet robot, and as useful as one may be, that robot vacuum isn’t the mechanical buddy we all dreamed about as kids. Fortunately, Geeek Club has created a tiny, adorable robot army that you can snap out, build, and command (well, play with), and it’ll even teach you and the family about STEM as you build. Meet The Nano-Bots Geeek Club’s robots come in trading-card-size packages, w

Richard Branson Is Building a Hyperloop Testing Center in West Virginia

100+Futurism / 17min
Remember Hyperloop? Virgin Hyperloop One, the American transportation company looking to turn the wild high-speed transportation concept into a reality, has announced it is planning to build a $500 million certification center in West Virginia. The company, of which business magnate Richard Branson is chairman, reviewed applications from 17 different states. The news comes after the federal gover

Blissfully expands from SaaS management into wider IT services aimed at midmarket

88TechCrunch / 19min
When Blissfully launched in 2016, it was focused on helping companies understand their SaaS usage inside their organizations, but over time the company has seen that there is a wider need, especially in midmarket companies, and today it announced it was expanding into broader IT management. Company co-founder and CEO Arial Diaz says that the startup began helping to track SaaS usage, eventually e

Could this VPN giant add web hosting to its war chest?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 20min
With Endurance International Group looking for an exit, could a sale happen soon?

Google Assistant can now create custom shortcuts to Android app actions

Hey Google Assistant
SlashGear / 23min
Voice-controlled virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri have changed the way many of us interact with our phones, the Web, or even our homes. Whether it’s searching for some trivial information, reading a bedtime story, or dimming the lights for movie time, these AI-powered helpers try to make life less stressful by removing the need to … Continue reading

AMD Ryzen 5900X claimed “world’s best gaming CPU”

SlashGear / 31min
Today AMD revealed ZEN 3 CPU Ryzen 5000 processors for desktop computers. These processors feature ZEN 3 architecture, rolling with 7nm process tech and a 19 percent IPC boost over the most recent generation hardware. Four new CPUs will be available soon, each with ZEN 3 architecture, including 2x Ryzen 9 models, one Ryzen 7, and a single Ryzen 5. … Continue reading

Take Your Temperature Easily With 57% off an Infrared Thermometer

56Gizmodo / 32min
Infrared Forehead Thermometer | $26 | Amazon

Millennial Media’s Paul Palmieri launches Tradeswell, a startup promising to fix e-commerce margins

100+TechCrunch / 47min
A new startup called Tradeswell said it’s using artificial intelligence to help direct-to-consumer and e-commerce brands build healthier businesses. The company is led by Paul Palmieri, who previously took mobile advertising company Millennial Media public and then sold it to TechCrunch’s corporate parent AOL (now Verizon Media). Afterwards, Palmieri founded Grit Capital Partners, but he told me

Instacart raises $200M more at $17.7B valuation

Instacart Valuation
100+TechCrunch / 47min
Instacart announced today that it has raised $200 million in a new funding round featuring prior investors. D1 Capital and Valiant Peregrine Fund led the investment. Instacart is now worth $17.7 billion, post-money, or $17.5 billion pre-money. The plan is to use the funding to focus on introducing new features and tools to improve the customer experience, and further support Instacart’s enterpris

AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X is its first Zen 3 CPU

AMD Ryzen 5000 Intel
73Engadget / 47min
How can AMD follow up its successful third-gen Ryzen 9 CPUs ? Last year, it was clear that the company was seriously bringing the fight to Intel , especially when it came to gaming and heavy-duty computing workloads. So for its new Zen 3 architecture, AMD went back to the drawing board to create a faster platform that’s even more power efficient. The company says it’ll be able to reach even highe

Waymo starts to open driverless ride-hailing service to the public

Waymo Phoenix Arizona
74TechCrunch / 49min
Waymo, the Google self-driving-project-turned-Alphabet unit, is beginning to open up its driverless ride-hailing service to the public. The company said that starting today members of its Waymo One service will be able to take family and friends along on their fully driverless rides in the Phoenix area. Existing Waymo One members will have the first access to the driverless rides — terminology th

WD Black SN850 SSD looks to steal the PCIe 4.0 limelight from Samsung’s 980 Pro

SSD Western Digital
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 50min
Western Digital has also launched a nifty NVMe SSD add-in board, and a game dock.

Cellmate chastity gadget hack thwarted by screwdriver trick

100+BBC News - Technology / 50min
The maker of a male chastity toy says it can be prised open, after researchers find a security flaw.

Should cruise ships require masks, social distancing? Cruiser views are changing

20The Points Guy / 51min
Will Americans still cruise if they have to wear a mask and social distance on ships? A few months ago, many were saying “no” in the strongest possible terms, according to industry watchers. But there’s been a sea change, so to speak, in the thinking on the topic as the coronavirus crisis has dragged on. “Back in March, they said ‘no way’ to things like masks and social distancing,” Colleen McDan

AMD ZEN 3 revealed with fully re-arranged layout

AMD 3 Ryzen 5000 Intel
SlashGear / 51min
Today AMD introduced ZEN 3, 7nm processing power ready to roll in Q4 2020. ZEN 3 delivers higher max boost than ever before, significant IPC uplift, and a whole new core layout and new cache topology. AMD confirmed that ZEN 4 was on-track with a 5nm design as well – it would appear that, as one would expect, AMD will … Continue reading

10 tips to better your smartphone battery life

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Put them to test right now!

5 reasons Xiaomi Mi 5 is a great deal and 5 reasons it’s not

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Deal or no deal?

Nokia 3, Nokia 5 specifications leak ahead of MWC 2017 launch

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Nokia's back and how!

Xiaomi unleashes Mi Band 2 in India for just Rs 1,999!

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Superb value for money

10 awesome hidden features in your Android smartphone

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Feel like God!

Xiaomi Mi 6 set to come in three versions with two different chipsets

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Should the OnePlus 3T watch out?

2016 year in review: Motorola's resurgence

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The effect of Lenovo's ownership?

The attack of the Modular smartphones: Moto Z, Moto Z Play to go on sale today!

Motorola Flipkart 5G
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Worth buying?

The next flagship killer is coming! OnePlus 4 with Snapdragon 830, 6GB RAM leaked

OnePlus Buds October 14
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
Samsung better watch out!

Oppo F3 with dual front cameras launched in India at Rs 19,990

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
Nothing new here

Is Micromax Dual 5 a rebranded Qiku 360 Q5 at Rs 24,999?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
The name game

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Price, Specifications and everything else we know

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
What to expect?

Caller-ID app Truecaller now supports quick-switch Dual-SIMs on smartphones

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
Live double life

Kodak launches its Smart HD LED TV series in India at a starting price of Rs 13,500

MediaTek Smart Flipkart
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New Grounds!

Smartphone with 100MP quality camera is Gionee’s next flagship

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min

Dual-camera toting Huawei Honor 8 Pro could be unveiled at MWC 2017

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Yet another dual camera smartphone

Everything you need to know about Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal’s mega sales next week

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
Brace yourselves, discounts are coming

General Motors finally gets serious about in-car tech, taps the Unreal Engine for next-gen interface

GMC Hummer Unreal Engine
68TechCrunch / 1h
The upcoming GMC Hummer EV will feature a new in-car user interface powered by the Unreal Engine. This powerful platform underpins the latest video games and is well-suited to provide vehicle occupants with a dynamic and robust experience. Epic Games made the announcement yesterday while unveiling the latest development tools for its human-machine interface program. Here’s the ugly truth: General

Fall Guys Season 2 patch notes reveal new levels

SlashGear / 1h
After a long wait, Fall Guys Season 2 is officially here. The update went live this morning, and we’ve finally got patch notes describing everything that’s changed. In typical Fall Guys fashion, the patch notes were fairly brief, but the changes that were detailed seem pretty big nevertheless. For example, the patch notes published to Reddit say that four new … Continue reading

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland live stream: how to watch Euro 2020 play-off from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Ian Baraclough's men head to Sarajevo for the crucial Euro 2020 encounter - follow our guide to get a Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland live stream today.

Netflix is raising prices in Canada

44Engadget / 1h
Netflix is jacking up prices on some of its plans in Canada . The standard HD, two-screen subscription is going up from $14CAD to $15. The premium 4K HDR plan, which allows members to stream shows and movies on four screens simultaneously, is increasing from $17 to $19. The basic plan will still cost $10/month. The updated pricing takes effect immediately for people who are just signing up to Net

Waymo self-driving taxi service opens up for public rides

Waymo Phoenix Arizona
SlashGear / 1h
Waymo’s driverless taxi service is opening up to the public, exiting beta in Phoenix, AZ and allowing Waymo One members to book the autonomous minivans. The Waymo Driver, as the Alphabet company describes its self-driving tech, has until now been providing rides for a small subset of Waymo One users, and Waymo has been careful to prevent those riders from … Continue reading

Microsoft Sets Fairer App Store Policies for Itself in Clear Dig at Apple

41Gizmodo / 1h
For absolutely no reason , no reason at all, Microsoft dropped a blog today outlining 10 app store principles that “[build] on the ideas and work of the Coalition for App Fairness ,” a group of developers and companies that banded together against Apple’s draconian App Store policies. Read more...

How to Catch the Draconid Meteor Shower Tonight

65Lifehacker / 1h
October is shaping up to be a pretty great month for astronomical events. Not only does it offer two chances to see a full moon —with one involving an appearance by Mars, too—there are also a few meteor showers on the night sky schedule. And as it turns out, one is happening this week. Here’s how to catch the Draconid… Read more...

Android Ransomware Has Picked Up Some Foreboding New Tricks

100+Wired / 1h
While it's still far more common on PCs, new research shows that mobile ransomware has undergone a worrying evolution.

Save $70 on a Shark ION robot vacuum cleaner in this early Prime Day deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Wi-Fi-ready Shark ION AV751 robot vacuum cleaner is $70 off in this early deal.

Arm to fight AMD and Intel in Windows and Linux with this new ultimate weapon

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Arm to abandon 32-bit mode in new designs starting 2022.

Slovakia vs Ireland live stream: how to watch Euro 2020 play-off from anywhere

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Stephen Kenny's side finally get to play crucial Euro 2020 match after seven-month delay - follow our guide to get a Slovakia v Republic of Ireland live stream.

Score a KitchenAid stand mixer on sale for up to $120 off ahead of Prime Day

5 Amazon Prime Day
28Mashable / 1h
SAVE UP TO $120 : As of Oct. 8, several KitchenAid stand mixers are on sale across Best Buy and Amazon starting at $219.99. Investing in a KitchenAid stand mixer is a rite of passage for any aspiring baker — and whether you're preparing for pie and cookie season, trying to *finally* perfect your sourdough recipe, or just getting really into GBBO lately, now's the perfect time to buy: For a limite

Airbahn: New SoCal-Based US Airline Startup

59One Mile at a Time / 1h
It looks like David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways isn’t the only new US airline in the pipeline… Airbahn receives DOT approval The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Air Transportation to Airbahn. This paves the way for the airline to transport people, property, and mail, within the United States and beyond. I’m fascinated

IBM to split into two companies by end of 2021

IBM IS Spin Two One
100+Ars Technica / 1h
A big blue Big Blue chart showing how this is going to work. (credit: IBM ) IBM announced this morning that the company would be spinning off some of its lower-margin lines of business into a new company and focusing on higher-margin cloud services. During an investor call, CEO Arvind Krishna acknowledged that the move was a "significant shift" in how IBM will work, but he positioned it as the la

The Zebra reaches $100M run rate, turns profitable as insurtech booms

100+TechCrunch / 1h
EBMARGO From a cluster of insurance marketplace startups raising capital earlier this year , to neoinsurance provider Lemonade going public this summer at a strong valuation , Hippo’s huge new round and Root’s impending unicorn IPO , 2020 has proven to be a busy year for startups and other growth-oriented private tech companies focused on insurance. That news cycle continues today, with The Zebra

The Alienware Aurora R11 now comes with an RTX 3090 GPU – but it’ll cost you

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Alienware also upgrades its Area-51m laptop and gaming monitor lineup

Best Buy is apparently running Black Friday deals... over Prime Day

Best Buy Black Friday
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Best Buy will have a range of Black Friday deals during Amazon Prime Day, which takes place on October 13-14.

Wisepay: School payments service hit by cyber-attack

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The firm is used by parents for cashless school meal top-ups or exam fees.

Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau and Audible back audio measurement startup Veritonic

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Veritonic is announcing that it has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding led by Greycroft, with participation from Lerer Hippeau and Amazon-owned audiobook service Audible. CEO Scott Simonelli, who founded the New York startup with COO Andrew Eisner and CTO Kevin Marshall, told me that his goal is to create a new category of “audio intelligence” — namely, measuring and predicting the effective

How to Set Up and Use the Google Assistant Workday Routine

How-To Geek / 1h
Staying on task while working can be a challenge, especially at home, and it’s not just about productivity. Getting up to move around and drinking water is important too. Automate reminders for these things with the Google Assistant “Workday” routine. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Best Buy's Black Friday Starts Oct. 13th, Which Is Both a Tuesday and Amazon Prime Day

How-To Geek / 1h
It’s truly a holiday season like no other. Best Buy wants to start its two-day Black Friday event on Tuesday, October 13th. And while the science of Black Friday on a Tuesday is… questionable, Best Buy doesn’t care. The company just wants to compete with Amazon Prime Day, which also runs October 13th and 14th. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' Trilogies Get a 4K UHD Blu-Ray Release

32How-To Geek / 1h
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most visually spectacular fantasy films of its time, topped only by its excellent storytelling. Also, The Hobbit trilogy exists too, which is nice. If you’re a fan of either set of movies and want to see them again with better visuals, then you’ll be pleased to hear that both trilogies are getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release. Read This Article on Review Ge

Space Force considers merging Cape Canaveral with Kennedy Space Center

96Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / In 1964, an overall aerial view of "Missile Row," Cape Kennedy Air Force Station. The view is looking north, with NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building under construction in the upper left-hand corner. (credit: NASA) Last month, the Space Force had a traffic jam to manage at the Eastern Range for launches it manages in Florida. Three rockets were vying for opportunities to liftoff amid poor

I'm Guy Raz, Author and Podcaster, and This Is How I Work

86Lifehacker / 1h
If you’ve listened to National Public Radio at all over the years, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Guy Raz’s voice. Formerly the host of All Things Considered , he made the jump into podcasts nearly a decade ago, hosting shows like the TED Radio Hour , How I Built This , kids series Wow in the World , and Wisdom from … Read more...

People in Taiwan Can Ride the Subway and Pay for Snacks With Poké Balls

38Gizmodo / 1h
The NFC-powered payment cards used to pay for public transit in Taipei, Taiwan, are so popular that not only have other businesses (like convenience stores) started accepting them, they’re also available in endless shapes and sizes, including an official Poké Ball-shaped smartcard that lights up when you’ve… Read more...

Bang & Olufsen Beogram 4000c brings iconic turntable back to life

20SlashGear / 1h
Bang & Olufsen is bringing a classic back from the vault, with the Beogram 4000c turntable launching a new series of reborn icons from the Danish company’s back catalog. The B&O Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition is a modern-day restoration and first in the new Classics series, focused on renovating original models rather than building them anew. Because of that, … Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Says Its Electric Car Will Have Whopping 750 Mile Range

500+Futurism / 1h
Vision EQXX Mercedes-Benz has teased a new electric car concept, called Vision EQXX, with a whopping 750 miles of range on a single charge — enough to drive, in the automaker’s words , from “Beijing to Shanghai.” The goal, according to the company’s recent strategy presentation , is to create the “the longest-range and highest-efficiency electric car the world has ever seen,” as Electrek reports

'Star Wars: Squadrons' is a perfectly pitched VR game

70Engadget / 1h
Star Wars: Squadrons feels like a masterclass in scoping. When I say that, I don’t mean the targeting system found on a Tusken Raider’s rifle. Instead, I’m referring to the game’s size, budget and widespread VR support. Unlike Star Wars: Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order , it’s not a ‘full price’ $60 title. Instead, it’s been wisely pitched at $40, reinforcing the notion that it’s a

Microsoft is building a price comparison engine into its Edge browser

Microsoft Edge 10 MN
200+TechCrunch / 1h
With its Edge browser now stable, Microsoft’s current focus for its Chromium-based browser is to build features that differentiate it from the competition. With the holiday season coming up fast (though who knows what that will actually look like this year), it’s maybe no surprise that one of the first new features the company is announcing is a price comparison tool as part of its ‘Collections’

'Sesame Street' teaches kids how to stand up to racism in new special

40Mashable / 1h
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational arm of beloved children's show Sesame Street , debuts a new special on Thursday, Oct. 15. Its purpose? Teaching children how to combat racism. Following "Coming Together: Standing up to Racism Town Hall ," a joint venture between CNN and Sesame Street that aired in June, “ The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special ” continues the conversation of race with

WD_BLACK expands with gaming dock SSD, PCIe Gen4 for gaming

Western Digital SSD
SlashGear / 1h
Today Western Digital revealed several new SSD products all aimed at a top-tier next-gen gaming experience. Included in the release were the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD, the WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card, and the WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD. The NVMe SSD with next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology rolls with up to 7000 MB/s sequential read speeds and up to … Continue reading

OnePlus shows off the OnePlus 8T design before launch

OnePlus October 14
44Ars Technica / 1h
The camera block on the back of the OnePlus 8T. It looks like three cameras on the left, and on the right, there's an LED flash, laser autofocus, and a fourth camera on the bottom. OnePlus is gearing up to launch the OnePlus 8T, a Q4 2020 followup to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro , both of which launched around April. The phone is officially launching on October 14, but as part of the company's

Farewell, Queen: I watched British Airways’ 747s leave Heathrow for the last time

The Points Guy / 1h
The news broke in July: British Airways would retire all of its Boeing 747s three years earlier than expected . The announcement brought an end to the chance of any further passenger flights. One by one, the aircraft were sent off to retirement — until only two remained at Heathrow. Thursday morning, I was at a gloomy and grey London Heathrow Airport, ready to bid farewell to BA’s final two Queen

The Best Star Wars Movie Posters of All Time

95Gizmodo / 1h
Star Wars has some of the most gorgeous posters in the history of cinema. Part of that is because of its beautiful iconography: lightsabers , spaceships, aliens , etc. Another reason is each film has been released and re-released so many times, there are way, way more poster versions to choose from. Read more...

Electrify America and Meijer team to fill in Midwest EV charger gaps

SlashGear / 1h
Electrify America has revealed plans to open 36 more high speed electric car chargers, tapping retailer Meijer to flesh out DC fast-charging options in the US Midwest. One location has already been installed, the company says, with a total of nine locations planned to be ready and operational by early 2021. The chargers will be among the fastest options for … Continue reading

Headroom, which uses AI to supercharge videoconferencing, raises $5M

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Videoconferencing has become a cornerstone of how many of us work these days — so much so that one leading service, Zoom, has graduated into verb status because of how much it’s getting used. But does that mean videoconferencing works as well as it should? Today, a new startup called Headroom is coming out of stealth, tapping into a battery of AI tools — computer vision, natural language processi

How to Install Apps and Games on Google TV

How-To Geek / 1h
To get the most out of your Google TV streaming device, you’ll want to find and download some apps and games. Unfortunately, doing this on devices like the Chromecast with Google TV isn’t as easy as opening the Play Store, but we’ll walk you through it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Securing Your Wordpress Installation

How-To Geek / 1h
Working with popular Content Management Systems can be a great way to manage, modify, and maintain your website. But with great popularity comes great responsibility to secure your Wordpress installation from hackers that aim to exploit popular systems like Wordpress. Let’s find out how we can secure our server and protect ourselves from attackers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Fitbit Sense's ECG Scan Feature is Now Live in the US and Europe

Fitbit ECG US Europe
How-To Geek / 1h
The Sense is Fitbit’s newest smartwatch, similar to the Versa line but with an extra suite of sensors. While it was heavily promoted during the launch, the Sense’s ECG scan feature wasn’t actually activated as it passed through medical regulatory approval. After getting through the red tape, ECG scanning is now live for users in the US and Europe. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Is the Niu NQi GTS Sport Electric Scooter the Future of Personal Transport?

22How-To Geek / 1h
The Niu NQi GTS Sport is one of the latest electric scooters to be released by Niu. The brand, based in China, has a range of two-wheeled electric-powered vehicles, and this new addition to their lineup represents a rich feature set and great value for money. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Bugsnax' arrives November 12th as a PS5 launch title

Bugsnax PlayStation 5
46Engadget / 1h
Bugsnax created a stir at Sony’s June PS5 games event due to its goofy premise and memorable song, and now you know just when you’ll get to see if the game lives up to its early attention. Young Horses (the developer behind Octodad ) has confirmed that Bugsnax will be available on November 12th, the same day as the PS5 launch. Not that you’ll need a PS5 to play it — it’ll also be released at the

Amazon unveils its first custom, all-electric delivery van from Rivian

Amazon Electric Rivian
95Engadget / 2h
Amazon’s fleet of delivery trucks is finally getting a little greener. This morning, the e-commerce titan revealed its first custom electric delivery vehicle: A big, surprisingly cutesy va n built in partnership with electric transport startup Rivian. Like Rivian’s fully electric pickup truck, this new EV features a clean, even whimsical design. With big, round headlights sitting low to the groun

Google’s Supreme Court faceoff with Oracle was a disaster for Google

Court Google Oracle
200+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / "Everybody knows that APIs, declaring codes, are not copyrightable," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said during Wednesday's oral arguments. But most of her colleagues didn't seem convinced. (credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images) The Supreme Court's eight justices on Wednesday seemed skeptical of Google's argument that application programming interfaces (APIs) are not protected by copyright law. T

YouTube makes Black Voices Fund available in SA

YouTube Premium Black
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YouTube has made its Black Voices Fund available for South Africans

Delivery startup goPuff raises $380M at a $3.9B valuation

GoPuff $380M $3.9B
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GoPuff is a Philadelphia-headquartered startup that delivers products like over-the-counter medicine, baby food and alcohol (basically, the stuff you’d buy at a convenience store) in 30 minutes or less. Yakir Gola, who serves as co-CEO with his co-founder Rafael Ilishayev, told me that their goal is to create “the go-to platform for over-the-counter medicine or household products or baby food or

Density’s Open Area radar tracks people in a space, precisely but anonymously

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Everyone in the world is rethinking shared spaces right about now, and part of that rethink is understanding how they’re used, minute by minute and day by day. Density’s tiny ceiling-mounted radar finds and tracks people unobtrusively but with great precision, letting the powers that be monitor every table, chair, and office. Okay, in some ways that doesn’t sound great. But don’t worry, we’ll get

Harbor, the app that gamifies emergency preparedness, launches

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Harbor , an emergency-preparedness company that just raised $5 million in seed , has today publicly launched its app. The app gamifies the process of preparing your home and family for whatever crisis may befall them, including common emergencies like house fires and more widespread disasters like earthquakes, fires, etc. Led by former Headspace exec Dan Kessler, Harbor has also partnered with Te

Share your experiences with the new iPhone SE

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Apple did its fans a smart turn earlier this year with the release of the $399 iPhone SE. According to reviewer Chris Velazco, it was the most important handset the company would release all year. That’s a bold claim, but Chris found the chipset, performance and camera nearly flagship quality. Despite some minor drawbacks (like meh battery life and the lack of a night mode), the SE scored an impr

Adobe brings more AI-powered tools to Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2021

Adobe Photoshop 2021
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The 2021 versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are now available, and Adobe has added a number of AI-powered features to them. Those apps are Adobe’s streamlined versions of Photoshop and Premiere , and they’re designed for beginners and folks who don’t need pro-level image- and video-editing suites. They’re standalone products that don’t require a subscription. Photoshop Elements

Bring the entire coffee shop to your home with a Keurig K-Cafe brewer

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Read more... More about Keurig , Coffee Makers , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Food

Black Holes “Chirp” Repeatedly When They Merge

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Chirp Twice Before and after two black holes merge together, they give off a complicated series of gravitational waves — and scientists just learned how to decode what they mean. Previous gravitational wave recordings of a post-merger black hole resembled a bell — a single tone gradually fading away. But now, research published Thursday in the journal Nature Communications Physics shows that far

10 Air Purifiers On Sale to Help You Breathe Higher Quality Air

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Autumn has many joys: Crisp air, sweaters, piles of leaves. It also means more closed windows and less fresh air. And for those of us affected by the wildfires, good-quality air indoors is even more important. An air purifier can clean up the odor, filter out allergens, and zap germs; here are ten deals on air purifiers for all sorts of spaces. For One-Button Refreshment: Mister UV Air Purifier w

These Are Reddit's Most Popular 'Life Pro Tips' of All Time

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The LifeProTips subreddit is a favorite among the Lifehacker staff. Like us, these folks are interested in finding and sharing the quirky little tricks that make life easier or better. Some are hacks for a specific moment in time; others are evergreens that withstand the passage of years. But each one—according to the… Read more...

The Razer Blade Stealth is at its lowest price ever on Amazon again

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SAVE $300 : The Razer Blade Stealth 13.3 gaming laptop is on sale for $1,499 at Best Buy and Amazon as of Oct. 8. Heading into fall and winter, gamers are likely deciding between two big purchases: Grabbing the new Xbox or PlayStation or putting their money into a decked-out PC setup. Our take? Anyone who's working from home and has complained about their shitty laptop should opt for the PC upgra

Rambo joins Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate for PS5, Xbox, PC, Stadia, Switch

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SlashGear / 2h
This morning Mortal Kombat got its first title for the next generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game isn’t strictly new – it’s called Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, “a new expanded version of Mortal Kombat 11.” Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate includes the base game Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion, and the … Continue reading

Thursday's Best Deals: Infrared Forehead Thermometer, Amazon Echo Auto, Scott Toilet Paper, Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Orders, Extra 40% off Anthropologie Sale Prices, and More

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An infrared forehead thermometer and Amazon’s Echo Auto lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

AMD Ryzen 5000 release date, price and specs

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AMD's next-generation Zen 3 processors will be the Ryzen 5000 series. Here's everything we know so far.

Thursday's Best Deals: Infrared Forehead Thermometer, Amazon Echo Auto, Scott Toilet Paper, Cyberpunk 2077 Pre-Orders, Extra 40% off Anthropologie Sale Prices, and More

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An infrared forehead thermometer and Amazon’s Echo Auto lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

What the Advanced Camera Controls on Your Phone Actually Mean

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A growing number of phones now come with camera apps that are packed with options and settings—all in place to help you get the perfect shot every time. While you might be content to just point-and-shoot your way around, it’s worth at least knowing what these extra features can do, just in case you need to make use of… Read more...

A robot vacuum should be at the top of your holiday shopping list

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ILIFE robot vacuums are one of Amazon's deals of the day Oct. 8, ahead of Prime Day: BEST FOR MOPPING: ILIFE V8s 2-IN-1 mopping robot — save $107 BEST FOR SMART FEATURES: ILIFE A9 robot vacuum — save $140 Robot vacuums are always a hot ticket item during holiday shopping, and because the shopping season has started early this year, so have the killer deals on robot vacs. On Oct. 8, Amazon has a d

Comedian hilariously imitates the fly on Mike Pence's head

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While the vice presidential debate primarily focused on Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, another star was born: The fly that sat atop Pence's head for two minutes. The fly was an instant meme, with everyone from Veep 's Julia Louis-Dreyfus to the Biden campaign itself buzzing about it, if you will. Among the swarm (sorry) was Chicago comedian Vinny Thomas, who performed an imp

Google is sharing user data tied to search keywords with law enforcement

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Google is still drawing criticism for the data it hands over to police . Detroit News reporter Robert Snell has reviewed court documents (via CNET ) showing that Google handed over IP addresses for users who searched for a specific address shortly before someone set fire to the car of a witness in the racketeering case against accused sex offender R. Kelly. The search keyword warrant led to the a

Virgin Hyperloop will build its next facility in coal country

100+Engadget / 2h
A former coal mine in Tucker and Grant County, West Virginia, is the location for Virgin Hyperloop’s new Hyperloop Certification Center , a facility designed to get the technology ready for implementation. The news comes after an invitation for states to tender to host the facility, which was launched at the end of 2019 with 17 states participating. A bi-partisan effort to put West Virginia ahead

The International Space Station gets two brand new fridges

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Lower Decks Is the Star Trek Show That Got Its Finale Right This Year

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This year has already given us two brand new Star Trek shows, with a returning third imminently on the way. But of the two that have now come on gone— Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks —only one’s grand finale managed to temper gleeful nostalgia with a sense of earned character work...and it’s maybe not the… Read more...

Lime revamps its app to include competitors, starting with Wheels ebikes

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Lime might best known for its bright green micromobility devices, or more recently, its ownership of the iconic red Jump electric bikes. But now, the company is expanding in a way that could see it “housing” numerous other micromobility brands on its own app. The Lime app, which is used by customers to find and rent its bikes and scooters, will start to include Wheels -branded electric bikes in c

Understanding Airbnb’s summer recovery

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New numbers concerning Airbnb’s summer performance were reported this week, with The Information adding to the performance figures that Bloomberg previously detailed earlier this year . Airbnb announced that it filed privately to pursue a debut this August . We have yet to see its public IPO filing, but, all the same, the flotation is coming. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Rea

Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE is surprisingly easy to love

100+Engadget / 2h
If there’s one thing I like more than an unabashedly good smartphone, it’s an unabashedly good cheap smartphone. Spoiler alert: The Galaxy S20 FE (or Fan Edition) is precisely that. There are a few ways to look at a phone like this. Through one lens, it's Samsung's response to an ongoing pandemic and its economic effects. Through another, it's the valuable connective tissue that sits between Sams

'Hubie Halloween' star Noah Schnapp plays 'Up the Stairs or Out the Door'

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"Stranger Things" and "Hubie Halloween" star Noah Schnapp tries to survive real horror scenes by running away either up the stairs or out the door. Read more... More about Youtube , Netflix , Halloween , Mashable Video , and Adam Sandler

The Kim Jong-un and Putin deepfakes TV networks refused to air

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The internet is full of misinformation. In an election year, that often means that bad actors are trying to sway the vote one way or another. The president of the United States often spreads misinformation himself. Since the 2016 election, deepfake technology has often been considered one of the biggest threats in the online information wars. The ability to use machine learning in order to seamle

A GPT-3 bot posted comments on Reddit for a week and no one noticed

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Busted: A bot powered by OpenAI’s powerful GPT-3 language model has been unmasked after a week of posting comments on Reddit. Under the username /u/thegentlemetre, the bot was interacting with people on /r/AskReddit, a popular forum for general chat with 30 million users. It was posting in bursts of roughly once a minute. Fooled ya—again: It’s not the first time GPT-3 has fooled people into think

Virgin Hyperloop to safety test its hyperloop technology at new West Virginia certification center

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Virgin Hyperloop announced a key step in its long-term goal of making hyperloop transportation a reality in the U.S. on Thursday. The company revealed it will be doing its certification testing at a new West Virginia facility. This will be crucial to the creation of a national safety certification framework for the U.S., which will involve working directly with the U.S. Department of Transportati

A developer of therapy devices for athletes is now worth $700 million thanks to superstar backers like Naomi Osaka

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A crew of high-wattage celebrity athletes have teamed up to invest $47.8 million into Hyperice , a developer of medical devices designed to help players and fitness buffs recover after workouts or games. Backing the company are some of the biggest names in baseball, basketball, football, surfing, and tennis includin g: Seth Curry, Anthony Davis, Rickie Fowler, DeAndre Jordan, Jarvis Landry, Patri

Pre-Prime Day deal at Best Buy: the Beats Solo Pro headphones hit lowest price ever

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Just ahead of the Amazon Prime Day sale, Best Buy has a $100 price cut on the Beats Solo Pro noise cancelling headphones.

Exercise without worries with a pair of Powerbeats3 on sale

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Save $30: The Beats Powerbeats3 wireless earphones are on sale on Amazon for $169.98 as of Oct. 8. We all know the AirPod craze is not ending anytime soon, but if you're a fitness junkie, they may not be the best things to power through your workout with. That's no hate to Apple — it's the completely wire-free design that makes them fall short. For the perfect workout, you'll want something in be

How to Create Widgets with Transparent Backgrounds on iPhone

How-To Geek / 2h
While you can completely customize your iPhone Home screen with widgets and icons, you, unfortunately, can’t add any empty space between them. However, there’s a work-around for this! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Getting Started with the Windows Admin Center

How-To Geek / 2h
Originally launched in 2017 as Project Honolulu, Windows Admin Center (WAC), or WAC as it became known, has gained lots of functionality and features to make managing your servers, clusters, and Windows 10 PCs that much easier. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

As IBM spins out legacy infrastructure management biz, CEO goes all in on the cloud

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When IBM announced this morning that it was spinning out its legacy infrastructure services business , it was a clear signal that new CEO Arvand Krishna, who took the reins in April, was ready to fully commit his company to the cloud. The move was a continuation of the strategy the company began to put in place when it bought Red Hat in 2018 for the princely sum of $34 billion . That purchase sig

Star Wars: Squadrons DLC plans detailed and they might surprise you

SlashGear / 2h
Star Wars: Squadrons has proven to be an interesting addition to EA’s lineup of Star Wars video games. While Battlefront 2 is a big-budget title that attempts to cast as wide a net as possible in attracting an audience, Star Wars: Squadrons is decidedly more niche, appealing to a specific group of players. It also has a more narrow focus … Continue reading

Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That?

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The social network’s tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white. Now Black users are speaking up — and saying the site is limiting their voice.

Automatically Change Your Apple Watch Face by Location or Time

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Like Jaqen H’ghar, the Apple Watch has many faces. And while it’s easy to manually swipe through all the different options, there’s no need to do so: If you enjoy using different faces for different activities, such working, working out, and working on making a body-sized impression in your couch when you aren’t doing… Read more...

Lime's new platform lets you rent other companies' e-scooters

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58Engadget / 3h
Lime’s bid to become a one-stop shop for transportation now includes the option of renting vehicles from other companies. The company is launching a micromobility platform that promises more choices for rides, starting with Wheels . You can hire the new partner’s “unique” e-scooter (above) from inside the Lime app. Effectively, it’s a complement to Lime’s more conventional two-wheelers. You can s

Updates From Jurassic World: Dominion, Thor: Love and Thunder, and More

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Jason Blum confirms he’s working on a new version of The Thing . Rebecca Ferguson discusses not understanding Dune . Woody Harrelson teases his role in Venom: Let There Be Carnage . Marvel and Hulu have a pretty peculiar plan for their MODOK animated series. Plus, what’s to come on the CW’s showing of Swamp Thing . To me,… Read more...

Scania wants to fit 140 square metres of solar panels onto a trailer

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Amazon debuts its first fully electric delivery vehicle, created in partnership with Rivian

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Amazon has received delivery of its very first, custom-built EV delivery van – a vehicle built through its partnership with electric transportation startup Rivian. The van doesn’t look too different from existing, traditional fuel and hybrid commercial delivery vans (though there are a lot more rounded edges) but most of the innovation is happening in less obvious places. In a blog post detailing

Check out the first Rivian-made Amazon electric delivery van

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Amazon has revealed the first custom electric delivery truck made in its partnership with Rivian, detailing the zero-emission vehicle that, eventually, the retail behemoth hopes will number 100,000 in operation. Although we’ve seen development prototypes, mockups, and renders of the van before now, this is the first time Amazon and Rivian have shown the complete and functioning EV. At first … Con

Owning an electric car really does save money, Consumer Reports finds

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) If you bought a Tesla Model 3 instead of a BMW 3 Series or Audi A4 , you'd probably save $15,000 over the total lifetime of the vehicle. That's according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports, which examines the total cost of ownership for electric vehicles—both battery EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs—versus comparable internal combustion engine vehicles. CR found that

Why Doesn't the Earth Have a Bunch of Mini Moons?

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To answer this question, let's take a look at something called the Three-Body Problem.

How the PlayStation 5 Improves on the PS4—and How It Doesn’t

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Thinking of buying a Sony console for the first time or upgrading? Here’s exactly what you can expect.

Mobile call time rose by half after start of Covid-19 lockdown

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In the weeks after lockdown, time spent chatting on mobiles rose 50%, Ofcom says.

Microsoft Says App Stores Should Be More Competitive

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The company added a powerful voice to a raging debate, much of it focused on Apple, about how tech companies should manage their app stores.

Rainbow Six Siege finally unveils Tachanka rework

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Rainbow Six Siege teased Tachanka rework a while back and it is finally set to hit the test servers.

OnePlus 8T design revealed in official video

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OnePlus has shown off the back of the OnePlus 8T, revealing camera and color details in the process.

Zero’s SR/S doubles as an EV sport motorcycle and sport-tourer

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Zero’s 2020 SR/S could be your EV sport bike or sport-tourer . Unveiled earlier this year, the all electric motorcycle brings performance attributes of both classes — with a unique list of pros and cons compared to gas-powered peers. The SR/S also adds to the business mission of its manufacturer, Zero. The California based EV company has raised $137 million ( according to Crunchbase ) towards its

Vodafone UK reduces energy bill and carbon footprint

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Vodafone says it has saved ten million pounds and reduced emissions by 25,000 tonnes in recent years.

Compact Panasonic Lumix S5 with full-frame sensor launched in India

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The Panasonic Lumix S5 has officially arrived – and looks like a compelling option for video creators looking for a full-frame hybrid.

OnePlus Buds Z and Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition to launch in India soon

OnePlus Buds October 14
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The affordable OnePlus Buds z and the Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition will be unveiled on October 14.

Holiday 2020: The Best TVs for Every Budget

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When’s the last time you went to a friend or relative’s house and sat down to watch a show or game only to cringe at the quality of their TV? If you’re feeling generous this year, you could do them a solid and get ’em a new set—and you won’t even have to break the bank to do it. Here are the best TVs across a variety of price points you can buy today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Kenin vs Kvitova live stream: how to watch free French Open 2020 semi-final from anywhere now

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Here's how to live stream Sofia Kenin vs Petra Kvitova, no matter where you are in the world and for free, as the top two remaining seeds face off to face Swiatek on Saturday.

Facebook to halt political ads after US election

200+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The social network will temporarily stop running political adverts after polls close on 3 November.

How to Disable Steam’s Chat Filter (or Customize It)

How-To Geek / 3h
Steam filters profanity and slurs by default in both Steam chat and games that support the filter. If you want to disable Steam’s chat filter, you can. You can even add your own personal list of words you want to filter. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Exporting and Importing MSSQL Databases over a Network Share

How-To Geek / 3h
When working with MSSQL databases, you may find that you need to export databases over a network share directly from the SQL Server Management Studio (SMSS) interface. While SMSS doesn’t contain this function natively, we are going to show you a work around! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Holiday 2020: 15 Coffee Gifts for the Java Lover in Your Life

How-To Geek / 3h
Maybe once upon a time, a cup of coffee was just a cup of coffee. These days, though, it’s practically a lifestyle. That’s why any of these coffee accessories will make the perfect gift for that person on your list who’s living her best java life. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

The TCL Tab is an 8-inch Verizon-Exclusive Android Tablet Available for $200

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21How-To Geek / 3h
TCL’s latest product is an inexpensive Android tablet that’s headed to Verizon. Although the Tab won’t compete head-to-head with Apple’s latest iPad, the internet-connected tablet is perfect for media consumption, while at home or on the road. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

AMD Ryzen 5000 event as it happened: two beefy Ryzen 9s and a Radeon sneak peek

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AMD is getting ready to launch its next-generation AMD Ryzen 5000 processors in a huge online stream. The next generation of computing is coming.

Investors, founders report hot market for API startups

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Startups that deliver their service via an API are having a moment. Or perhaps a year. Speaking with founders and investors this year, it has become clear that the API model of delivering a product is more than an occasional hit-maker for companies like Twilio or Plaid. Instead, it appears that there is ample room for lots of API-powered startups to build and prosper. TechCrunch took note of a cl

Marriott Loses Up To 122 Hotels In Contract Dispute

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Marriott may be losing up to 122 hotels in the coming months, which represents around 1.5% of its global portfolio. SVC’s threat to pull 122 hotels from Marriott Marriott doesn’t actually own most of its hotels, but rather they’re owned by investment companies, and then Marriott just has a contract to manage them. Service Properties Trust (SVC) owns 122 Marriott properties in 31 states, with the

The 11-inch iPad Pro returns to an all-time low at Amazon

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The iPad Pros are Apple’s most capable tablets — and its most expensive ones, too. But Amazon has a new sale that drops the 11-inch iPad Pro (128GB, WiFi) back down to its lowest price ever, only $749. That’s $50 off its starting price and the lowest we’ve seen since July. The step-up model with 256GB of storage is also on sale for $849, but it’s been that price for the past couple of weeks. Buy

Adidas' Strung shoe is threaded together by a sewing robot

100+Engadget / 4h
Adidas’ Futurecraft division has been running for a few years now, trying to find new ways to build footwear. Its 4D midsole demonstrates how 3D-printing could revolutionize the way footwear is made, while its Loop is made from entirely-recyclable materials. Now, the sports company thinks that it’s found an even smarter way to make uppers that are lighter and stronger than ever before. The Future

Alienware's new Aurora R11 desktop comes with an RTX 3090 GPU

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NVIDIA’s RTX 30-series GPUs are nearly impossible to find right now, but if you’re looking for an entire PC as well, Dell has some options. Its Alienware division unveiled the latest Aurora R11 gaming desktops that come with NVIDIA RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards, custom made by Dell to improve cooling. They feature 10mm copper heat pipes, integrated vapor chambers, dual axial fans with posi

How to Get Through Your Overflowing Game Library

84Wired / 4h
My backlog is huge, and I'll bet yours is too. Here's how I actually get through it, without sucking the fun out of playing.

Revolut lets you track your subscriptions, adds savings bonus in the US

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100+TechCrunch / 4h
Fintech startup Revolut has rolled out a handful of additional features over the past few days. The financial app lets you track all your subscriptions that you pay with your Revolut account or your card. In the U.S., Revolut is adding a savings bonus based on your purchasing habits. Finally, business customers can now order metal cards . Let’s start with subscription tracking. For customers in E

Neocis, the maker of dental surgery robots, roots out another $72 million

Neocis Yomi FDA $72M
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Since the robotic dental surgery assistant Yomi first came on the market in 2019 more than 2,700 patients have stared up at its plastic sheathed metal arms , and now the company behind it, Neocis , has raised $72 million to bring it into more dentists’ offices. The money came from new investors DFJ Growth and Vivo Capital, with existing investors Mithril Capital Management, Norwest Venture Partne

Betaworks and Betalab unveil their first four startups working to ‘fix the internet’

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Back in March, startup studio Betaworks announced that was partnering with James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems to create a new program called Betalab , which would fund and mentor early-stage startups that would try to “Fix the Internet.” In the initial announcement, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, “While migrating our social lives to the internet allowed us to share our lives and interact with people we

Valorant Act III roadmap released, teases new map Icebox, new agent

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The new Act III of Valorant is almost upon us and details regarding it are out.

How to Change Your Home Page in Google Chrome

20How-To Geek / 4h
Google Chrome opens with a “New Tab” page by default, but it’s easy to open the browser with a custom startup page instead. You can also set the page that appears when you click an optional “Home” icon on your toolbar. Here’s how to do both. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Adobe Now Lets You Easily Adjust Where Everyone in a Photo is Looking

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The larger the group (or the younger the subjects) the harder it is to ensure that everyone in a photo is looking in the right direction. Should they all be looking at the photographer? The camera lens? At someone else in the shot? With Photoshop Elements 2021, Adobe will let users fix it in post and change where… Read more...

Alienware upgrades Aurora R11 with RTX 30-series, launches 3 new monitors

SlashGear / 4h
Following some teases it made last month, Alienware is back today with more details about its incoming gaming products. Today, Alienware announced some pretty substantial upgrades for the existing Aurora 11 desktop and the Area-51m gaming laptop. In addition, the company is also launching three new gaming monitors that are top-end both in terms of feature sets and pricing. Alienware … Continue re

Prevent Messy Drips With the Rolling Bowl Maneuver

79Lifehacker / 4h
No matter how dedicated you are to the concept of “ cleaning as you cook ,” you will make at least a small amount of mess every time you prepare a meal. It’s inevitable, but the goal is to minimize the amount of mess you have to clean after cooking, and every small preventative measure helps. Read more...

Slack wants to become your ‘all-digital HQ’

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Businesses urged by Slack to abandon email in favor of a modern collaboration environment.

That NES emulator you’ve been using to play Super Mario on Android may well be a fraud

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Researchers have happened across a series of elaborate frauds on the Android platform.

Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery chains, experiments with ghost kitchens and delivery in the Midwest

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The Kroger Co., one of the biggest grocery chains in the Midwest is dipping its toe into on-demand delivery and the ghost kitchen craze through a partnership with an Indianapolis-based startup, ClusterTruck . Supermarkets would seem to be logical places to site the kinds of ghost kitchens that have caught investor’s eye over the past few years and it wouldn’t be the first time that business model

U.S. Space Force is getting an immersive space sim training tool built in part by the VFX studio behind ‘The Mandalorian’

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The U.S. Space Force obviously won’t be able to train most of their service people in actual space, so they relatively new arm of America’s defense forces has tasked Slingshot Aerospace to create a VR space sim, in partnership with The Third Floor, a Hollywood VFX firm that worked on blockbusters including Gravity, The Martian and The Mandalorian . The goal is to generate a simulator that can rep

Amazon Prime Day 2020: What to expect, plus our shopping tips

82Engadget / 4h
Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner and, for shopping events like this, it helps to be prepared. Amazon’s website will be inundated with deals over the course of 48 hours and the more you know going into Prime Day, the less likely you’ll be to waste your time and money. Engadget’s Prime Day coverage will keep you in the loop when it comes to the best tech deals, but we also wanted to prov

Why now is the perfect time to reconsider basic economy fares

The Points Guy / 4h
The aviation industry is going to look a lot different at the end of the pandemic than it did at the beginning. Aside from early fleet retirements and a significantly reduced workforce , airlines have made many customer-facing updates over the past six months. This includes moves like permanently eliminating change fees and extending loyalty benefits. Perhaps the most unwelcome pre-pandemic chang

MediaTek MT9602 AI-Enabled Smart TV chipset announced

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The quad-core MediaTek MT9602 processor features Arm Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and Arm Mali-G52 MC1

IBM plans to spin off infrastructure services as a separate $19B business

IBM IS Spin Two One
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IBM , a company that originally made its name out of its leadership in building a myriad of enterprise hardware (quite literally: its name is an abbreviation for International Business Machines), is taking one more step away from that legacy and deeper into the world of cloud services. The company today announced that it plans to spin off its managed infrastructure services unit as a separate pub

Squidbot moves like a real squid to take pictures of coral and fish

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Engineers from the University of California San Diego have created a new squid-like robot that can operate in the ocean untethered. The robot propels itself by squirting jets of water and carries its power source inside its body. It can also carry a sensor, such as a camera, allowing it to explore underwater. Researchers on the product say that they … Continue reading

Guess what? Sony does not even own the PlayStation 5 trademark in India

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The PS5 trademark is currently in an 'Opposed' state in India between Sony and an individual from New Delhi.

Huawei 5G ban could be brought forward, say MPs

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Parliamentary committee finds 'clear evidence' that there are links between Huawei and Chinese government.

Swiatek vs Podoroska live stream: how to watch free French Open semi-final from anywhere now

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See how to live stream Iga Swiatek vs Nadia Podoroska, no matter where you are in the world and for free - a most unexpected of French Open semi-finals is underway.

United Now Upgrading Pilots Before Paying Customers

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If you’re a United frequent flyer, you may miss out on your next first class upgrade not due to another paying passenger, but due to a pilot… United & pilots reached deal to avoid furloughs Recently United Airlines and its pilot union reached an agreement that avoids any pilot furloughs through at least June 2021. Previously 2,850 pilots were supposed to be furloughed as of October 2020, when the

MessageBird, the ‘omnichannel platform-as-a-service,’ raises $200M Series C at $3B valuation

MessageBird $200M $3B
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MessageBird , the Amsterdam-headquartered cloud communications company, has raised $200 million in Series C funding in a round led by Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital. The new investment gives 2011-founded MessageBird a whopping $3 billion valuation, and includes participation from Bonnier, Glynn Capital, LGT Lightstone, Longbow, Mousse Partners and New View Capital. Existing investors Accel, Atomi

Grid AI raises $18.6M Series A to help AI researchers and engineers bring their models to production

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Grid AI, a startup founded by the inventor of the popular open-source PyTorch Lightning project, William Falcon, that aims to help machine learning engineers more efficiently, today announced that it has raised an $18.6 million Series A funding round, which closed earlier this summer. The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Bain Capital Ventures and firstminute. Falcon co-fou

The American Airlines Bankruptcy Scenario

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JP Morgan, in an investor note, says American Airlines would have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection if they get down to $8 billion in cash. The airline has shared its loan covenants require it to retain $2 billion in liquidity, but that's not the trigger for a filing. Continue reading ...

How Does Wireless Fast Charging Work?

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As more devices adopt wireless charging, how much will the technology improve? Here’s how wireless fast charging works, and how it’ll likely become even faster in the future. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Console vs. PC: How Should You Spend the Next Generation of Gaming?

20How-To Geek / 5h
With the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launch around the corner, gamers are asking whether they should buy yet another home console or make the leap to PC. But Microsoft and Sony are throwing a wrench in the usual console vs. PC dynamic with low prices and monthly service plans like Xbox Game Pass. So, how should you spend the next generation of gaming? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Can Analytics Do for Your Website?

How-To Geek / 5h
Website analytics collect data on three major things: how users are interacting with your site, how your site is performing, and how your site is faring in the ocean of the internet. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

DJI Osmo Mobile 4 Review: Vlogger Extraordinaire

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The Osmo Mobile 4 smooths out your videos and makes it easier to get cinematic pans and sweeping shots.

Your Food Isn’t ‘Natural’ and It Never Will Be

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In all eras, we’ve tried—and mostly failed—to police the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable.

The Best Ways to Use Your Gaming Peripherals for Work

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Need an excuse to pick up that shiny mechanical keyboard or button-laden gaming mouse? Look no further, we can help.

For Biden and Trump volunteers, Zoom is a crucial tool

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The pandemic put an end to communal call centers filled with high-fiving campaign volunteers. But that doesn’t mean they can’t form virtual communities online. WhatsApp and Facebook are helping groups stay connected. And Zoom, in particular, has become a crucial tool for training volunteers. For Josh Soskin, 39, an organizer of a California-based phone bank crew dubbed " Califlornication " — call

Deal alert: Costa Rica for late 2020 and early 2021 travel from $146 round trip

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As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter here . After a l

2021 Ford Bronco Overland Concept is worth the wait

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Ford has something in store for fans, guests, and attendees of the Bronco Super Celebration East, the largest gathering of classic Ford Broncos in North America. The event runs from October 7-10 in Townsend, Tennessee, and Ford will debut the 2021 Bronco Overland at this year’s event. Ford will also feature the all-new Bronco two-door and Bronco Sport 4×4 at … Continue reading

The Polestar 2's real-world range can't beat Tesla's Model 3

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When Polestar announced its second car and first pure EV, it said the model has an expected range of 275 miles. That would give the car a longer range than other compact electric sedans out there, most notable of which is Tesla’s Model 3. Unfortunately, Polestar 2’s actual range is much shorter than what the company expected. Based on the EPA’s test results , the vehicle can run 233 miles on a si

Want a cheap Fire TV Edition smart TV? Amazon just dropped some early discounts

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Fire TV Edition smart TVs from Insignia and Toshiba are at rock-bottom prices, with up to $100 of savings to be had.

Hurry – the best cheap turntable for beginners has hit its lowest-ever price

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The Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT wireless turntable has never been cheaper.

Prime members - get £5 off your next order with this early Amazon Prime Day deal

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If you're an Amazon Prime member, check out this early Amazon Prime Day offer to score a £5 discount on your next order.

Microsoft cloud issues continue with more global outages

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After last week’s Azure problems, further outages continue to blight Microsoft’s cloud solutions.

AMD Ryzen 5000 name all but confirmed for Zen 3 gaming CPUs

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Zen 3 processors will skip the Ryzen 4000 name and go straight to Ryzen 5000 as previously rumored.

Uber to offer 1,000+ electric vehicles across five cities in India

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Uber India has partnered with Lithium Urban Technologies to onboard 1,000+ electric vehicles in five cities.

Marriott discounts award nights and more with new ‘Week of Wonders’

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If you’ve been hoping to book a discounted award night with Marriott Bonvoy between now through the end of November, this is your lucky week. Marriott Bonvoy is hosting a Week of Wonders from Oct. 8 to 15, 2020 and there’s more in store than “just” discounted award prices, though that’s an obvious headliner here. The stated goal for this promotion is for Marriott Bonvoy members to be able to “exp

Dr Lal PathLabs, one of India’s largest blood test labs, exposed patient data

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Dr Lal PathLabs, one of the largest lab testing companies in India, left a huge cache of patient data on a public server for months, TechCrunch has learned. The lab testing giant, headquartered in New Delhi, serves some 70,000 patients a day , and quickly became a major player in testing patients for COVID-19 after winning approval from the Indian government. But the company was storing hundreds

The Morning After: Sony gives us a peek inside the PlayStation 5

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In one of the more “welcome to 2020” stories that’s come across our desk, there’s word about a US Army Research Laboratory project that’s putting augmented reality headsets on dogs . They won’t be playing Minecraft Earth , instead, the dog will receive visual and audio cues in the headset, enabling the handler to be out of sight or at a distance while the canine works. The current prototype is wi

'Fall Guys' update adds new levels, game modes and nicknames

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The long-awaited second season of Fall Guys known as Medieval Knockout may not be quite ready yet, but developer Mediatonic has just released a major update in preparation. The patch introduces four new levels and a bunch of requested changes designed to make things more personal, including nicknames, customizable nameplates and game modes. In keeping with the medieval theme, Knight Fever is what

2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD will offer up to 36,000 pounds of towing

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Chevrolet is talking up the 2021 Silverado HD line of trucks with various trims and models available within the lineup. Chevy says the truck has received significant updates for 2021 and has an available maximum towing of up to 36,000 pounds if the 3500 HD is chosen. That is an increase in max towing capacity of 500 pounds on the … Continue reading

Now you can enforce your privacy rights with a single browser tick

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Enlarge (credit: Global Privacy Control ) Anyone who remembers Do Not Track—the initiative that was supposed to allow browser users to reclaim their privacy on the Web—knows it was a failure. Not only did websites ignore it, using it arguably made people less private because it made them stick out. Now, privacy advocates are back with a new specification, and this time they’ve brought the lawyers

Mobile Games Can Offer a Pocket-Sized Path to Healing

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When I was bedridden, video games kept my mind off the pain and anxiety—and kept me going.

Behind Anduril’s Effort to Create an Operating System for War

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The company, launched by Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey, is building software to connect multiple Air Force systems—allowing officers to act more quickly.

In a World Gone Mad, Paper Planners Offer Order and Delight

100+Wired / 6h
On Instagram and Facebook, members of a wonderfully obsessive community organize every aspect of their lives—through pandemics and protests—with binders and stickers.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: 10 Best Early Deals and Shopping Tips

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Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sale starts next week. Get prepped with our expert advice and the best early deals we’ve found so far.

Mercedes-Benz teases Vision EQXX electric car with a 750-mile range

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As far as range goes, there's not much of a fight between electric car makers these days; Tesla sits firmly on the throne in most categories. But that may change sometime in the (fairly distant) future. On Tuesday, while detailing its upcoming strategy, Mercedes-Benz announced the Vision EQXX, an electric car concept with an advertised 750-mile range. Mercedes-Benz put the range in the context of

Marriott Bonvoy Award Sale: Book At Off-Peak Prices

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Marriott Bonvoy has just launched a “Week of Wonders” promotion , which is described as a “week of awe-inspiring experiences and offers.” There are indeed a few promotions associated with this, and one in particular that members may find beneficial. Book all Bonvoy hotels at off-peak pricing To me (and I suspect most members), this is the most exciting part of this promotion. Marriott Bonvoy has

Hori debuts new officially licensed Nintendo Switch Pokémon accessories

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Hori has announced a new line of officially licensed Pokémon branded accessories and peripherals for the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. All of the accessories have Pokémon artwork on them, and the line includes controllers, cases, protectors, and other items. Hori says it intends to offer the accessories in markets worldwide, including North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and New …

Sony release an official PS5 teardown video

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Boom Supersonic introduce the concept XB-1 supersonic jet

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

UK report accuses Huawei of collusion with China

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Lawmakers in the UK have urged the country to speed up the removal of Huawei’s equipment from its 5G mobile infrastructure . The UK’s Defence Committee has published a lengthy report , urging the government to look if the ban can be pushed from 2027 to 2025. Officials say that there is “clear evidence” of collusion “between the company and the Chinese Communist Party apparatus.” It also recommend

Google must negotiate to pay for French news, appeals court confirms

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Google’s appeal against an order by France’s competition watchdog to negotiate with publishers for reuse of snippets of their content has failed. As we reported in April , the French authority was acting on a new ‘neighbouring right’ for news which was transposed into national law following a pan-EU copyright reform agreed last year. The Paris court slap-down leaves little legal wiggle room for t

What to expect from Apple’s October 13 “Hi, Speed” event

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Enlarge / The promotional key art graphic Apple sent out with its announcement about its October 13, 2020, product launch event. (credit: Apple ) Here we are again , less than one month after Apple's September 15 event. Next Tuesday, October 13, Apple representatives will take to the streaming stage to announce new products in an event the company has monikered "Hi, Speed." But what can we expect

30 Years of ‘Minesweeper’ (Sudoku with Explosions)

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On Oct. 8, 1990, Microsoft put a dent in global productivity when it released Minesweeper as part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Windows. It was aimed at those who used Windows 3.0. For the last 30 years, Minesweeper has thrilled millions with its simple, but deep, strategic gameplay. Here’s why people love it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Prince William and Sir David Attenborough launch £50 million environmentalism prize

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Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have teamed up to launch something pretty cool. The future king and the broadcasting legend are joining forces to launch The Earthshot Prize, which will award a total of £50 million ($64.6 million) in prize money over the next decade. 50 prize winners will be awarded £1 million for "new solutions" and ideas to tackle key environmental challenges. It is th

Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic India launch teased

Xiaomi Redmi India
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Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic could launch alongside the Mi 10T 5G and Mi 10T Pro 5G next week.

Sony reveals more PS5 backwards compatibility information

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We know that the PS5 will be backwards compatible with 99% of PS4 games, but some new information has been revealed.

Google releases new, cheaper Google Wi-Fi alongside Nest Wi-Fi

Google Wi-Fi Nest Wifi
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Enlarge / The new Google Wi-Fi pucks look much like the originals—the substitution of a DC barrel jack for the original USB-C charging port seems to be the biggest difference. (credit: Google ) This week, Google launched another, cheaper version of its Wi-Fi-mesh product line. A little more than a year after the introduction of Nest Wi-Fi , this new product line resurrects the original Google Wi-

Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors

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As covid-19 began to spread earlier this year, it soon became clear that prisons and jails are particularly susceptible to outbreaks. In response, criminal justice systems around the world started looking for alternatives to incarceration. Many turned to electronic ankle monitors as a solution. They used this technology to quickly relocate people from secure custody to the relative safety of thei

A new tinnitus treatment involves electrical shocks to the tongue

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Researchers made a breakthrough that could help reduce the constant ringing or buzzing in the ears of those suffering from tinnitus. About 15 percent of people suffer from tinnitus, which is hard to understand and harder to treat. Researchers have shown that shocking the tongue combined with a carefully designed sound program can reduce the disorder’s symptoms during treatment and … Continue read

Linux use drops by half - is home working to blame?

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Latest figures show Linux usage shrinking, as Windows strides ahead

One of the best Motorola phones - the Motorola One Hyper - is now under £200

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The Motorola One Hyper is the cheapest price we've ever seen it right now directly from Lenovo.

Rain in hot water over download speed claims

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South Africa's Advertising Regulatory Board is taking Rain to task over misleading adverts

The True Story of the Antifa Invasion of Forks, Washington

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A false report on Twitter exploded into a call to arms. Then a bus, carrying a family and two dogs, rolled into a remote Northwestern town.

Lenovo and Ava DuVernay unveil VR film series on empowering women

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“Storytelling is an exchange of information; it’s also an exchange of emotions,” Ava Duvernay said. She was speaking at the virtual launch event for New Realities , a project in collaboration with Lenovo and the UN’s Girl Up leadership development initiative. The project features the stories of 10 young women around the world using technology to make a difference or pursue their dreams, and are a

South African plug sockets to change by June 2021

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Consumers spent a record $28 billion in apps in Q3, aided by pandemic

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Mobile usage continues to remain high amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prompted social distancing measures and lockdown policies, and has pushed consumers to connect online for work, school and socializing. This, in turn, has helped drive record spending in apps during the quarter, as well as a huge surge in time spent in apps. According to a new report from App Annie, consumers in the thi

Ava DuVernay explains how streaming services democratized film

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Ava DuVernay knows the power of stories. Her Academy Award–nominated documentary 13th exposed the fundamental injustice of mass incarceration in the United States, her Emmy-nominated Netflix series When They See Us reframed the narrative for the unjustly convicted men known as the Central Park Five, and the continued breadth of her work stands as proof of her dedication to film as a world-changin

How to parent without perpetuating gender stereotypes

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You've heard the lines on the playground as a kid: "Only boys play with trucks; only girls like dolls." You've seen all the pink and blue in the baby section of every store. When it comes to parenting, one thing is clear: The gender binary is hard to avoid. But that's not helping anyone, Dr. Christia S. Brown, a developmental psychology professor at the University of Kentucky and the author of Pa

The 2021 Audi e-tron GT will sound unlike any electric car

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Less than two years ago, I was fortunate to get behind the wheel of a pre-production Audi e-tron GT concept on the streets of California. The car I drove is a one-off and is the only model in existence back then. Coupled with drizzling rains (welcome to sunny California!) and real-time traffic, ‘careful’ would be an understatement. Despite all these, … Continue reading

This credit card can save you money on your next road trip

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With international travel largely closed off, road trips have newfound glory during the coronavirus pandemic . More Americans are jumping in the car to head to National Parks, new cities and other destinations around the country. That said, road trips still aren’t cheap: you’ll pay for gas (or electric car charging), hotels or Airbnbs, tolls and other on-the-road expenses. These can add up quickl

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could have RGB lighting on the hinge

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Samsung has patented a foldable smartphone that has RGB lighting on the hinge. So could we see this on the Z Fold 3?

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live: save up to $64 in this early Amazon Prime Day deals event

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Bag a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live for the cheapest price ever with these awesome early Amazon Prime Day offers from Samsung.

This Google Pixel 5 deal offers unlimited data, half price bills and free headphones

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Three is pulling out all of the stops with this Google Pixel 5 deal, offering unlimited data, half price bills and more.

New species of mosasaur discovered in Morocco

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Most of us know at least a handful of dinosaur names such as T-rex and raptor, but few are probably familiar with the dinosaur species known as mosasaur. A mosasaur is a marine animal. A newly discovered specimen has a long crocodile-like snout that scientists believe suggests it was able to carve out a niche in a highly competitive marine … Continue reading

Final flight for British Airways' last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes

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British Airways' last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have departed from the airport on their final flight.

Nvidia RTX 3080 and 3070 GPUs could arrive with twice the VRAM in December

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It seems that the RTX 3080 20GB version won’t be out to run interference with AMD’s Big Navi launch after all.

TalkTalk ponders billion-pound takeover bid

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TalkTalk could go private if bid of 97p per share is accepted.

French Open live stream: how to watch tennis free from anywhere in the semi-finals

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We're down to the final four women and men at Roland Garros. Get a 2020 French Open live stream - from anywhere and for free - to see how Rafa, Novak, Petra and the rest go.

Winter will make the pandemic worse. Here’s what you need to know.

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As we head into the Northern Hemisphere fall with covid-19 still raging in the US and a number of other parts of the world, two data points provide cause for extra concern. One is that the seasonal flu—a respiratory viral infection like covid-19—is much more active in the winter. Last year in the US, there were 40 times as many flu cases in the fall and winter months as in the previous spring and

German energy company E.ON forms EUR250 million venture fund focused on smart grid tech

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The German energy company E.ON , which counts over 50 million commercial, residential, and industrial customers, has created a new EUR250 million ($265 million) investment fund called Future Energy Ventures to invest in “asset-light” tech startups. As utilities move to decarbonize their sources of energy generation they’re coming to the realization that they will need exposure to a range of techn

Scania is testing a solar truck trailer to see how much fuel it could save

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Solar panels have been installed on EVs like Hyundai’s Sonata Hybrid , but they can’t boost mileage much because of the small surface area. A typical semi-truck trailer, on the other hand, has the same surface as a medium-sized house. With that in mind, Volkswagen owned truck manufacturer Scania is covering a trailer with 1,507 square feet of solar cells to power one of its hybrid semi-tractors.

Google Chrome update for iOS and Android will tell you if your password has been hacked

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Google Chrome can now let users know if one of their accounts has been compromised.

Bang & Olufsen's latest turntable harks back to the golden age of vinyl – but it'll cost you

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Bang & Olufsen has reimagined the Beogram 4000c turntable, which was first launched in the 1970s.

These Sony wireless noise-cancelling earbuds are at their lowest ever price at Amazon

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The Sony WF-SP700N true wireless noise-cancelling earbuds have dropped to their lowest ever price on Amazon.

Sky Q Netflix app gets HDR support for dazzling The Witcher marathons

One Sky Netflix HDR
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High dynamic range for Netflix will land alongside a bunch of new Sky Originals, too.

Choice Privileges Selling Points For 25% Off

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Choice Privileges has just rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points. Buy Choice Privileges points for 25% off Through Friday, November 6, 2020, Choice Privileges is offering a sale on purchased points . With this promotion you can get a 25% discount on purchased points as long as you buy at least 5,000 points in one transaction. At least that’s the bonus I see on the accounts I manage,

PCMag owner J2 Global buys sixth VPN provider

Surfshark J2 Global VPN
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Half a dozen VPN brands are now owned by one company.

Shudder drops very creepy trailer for haunted house horror '32 Malasana Street'

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If there's one thing horror films have taught us, it's that moving into a new house – especially one where something bad may or may not have happened to the previous owners – is never a great idea. 32 Malasana Street takes this classic trope and runs with it, throwing in creaking rocking chairs, unexplained notes and plenty of half-glimpsed figures lurking down shadowy corridors. Shudder's latest

Save 33% on this cool Indiegogo-funded massage tool

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TL;DR: Relieve your muscles with a Thermosage 7-in-1 Circulation Enhancing Massager for $99.99, a 33% savings as of Oct. 8. At this point, we all know how to entertain ourselves, work, exercise, and do most other things from home. The only thing we still haven't mastered? De-stressing. Successfully funded on Indiegogo for over $80,000, the Thermosage 7-in-1 Circulation Enhancing Massager is a gre

Get 3 months of a unique video game subscription service for under $50

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TL;DR: Access 10 new video games a month with a three-month subscription to the GameThrill Big Game Box for $49.99, a 33% savings as of Oct. 8. If you're burnt out on Animal Crossing and Fortnite , maybe it's time to expand your horizons and try some new games. With this GameThrill Big Game Box Three-Month Subscription , you'll be able to try enough new games to get you through the rest of 2020.

This 3-in-1 car jump starter, vacuum, and power bank is $50 off

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TL;DR: Have everything you need on the road with the JUMPI 3-in-1 car vacuum, jump starter and power bank for $99.99, a 33% savings as of Oct. 8. It's always safer to be prepared when you're driving, especially when the weather gets treacherous. When it comes to being extra prepared, the JUMPI 3-in-1 Car Vacuum, Jumpstarter, and Power Bank is a great way to cover your bases. This gadget's pièce d

Save over $500 on this comprehensive online security solution

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SAVE OVER $500: A five-year subscription to Ivacy VPN is on sale for $1.16 per month as of Oct. 8, saving you 88% on list price. Whenever we come across a massive discount , we look for the catch. If a brand, service, or retailer has a big promotion, there must be something in it for them. Ivacy VPN is the latest service to offer something special. A five-year subscription to Ivacy VPN is on sale

OnePlus tipped to launch the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 in October

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OnePlus is all ready to launch the OnePlus 8T but new leaks suggest that it may launch two more US-only devices

Once hunted to extinction in Britain, returning beavers are reducing flood risks and improving biodiversity

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A small colony of beavers was first spotted on the River Otter in Devon, England in 2013. Since then, beavers have been helping filter out pollution, regenerate local ecosystems, and reduce the risk of floods with their dams. Now, other counties in the UK are reintroducing beavers, too. Read more... More about Pollution , Extinct , Beavers , Biodiversity , and Dams

iPhone 12 leak says it'll keep the chunky notch, and so will the iPhone 13

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Apple will reportedly use notches in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series to house the front-facing camera.

Windows 10 setup could get its biggest change in years

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A whole new setup experience is planned that should allow users to tailor their PC to their exact needs.

Samsung Q3 profits soar by 58% - is there an India connect here?

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Samsung Electronics third-quarter profit shot up by 58% to its highest in two years, on a rise in smartphone sales and US restrictions on rival Huawei Technologies. And there may be a Indian component to Samsung's good show.

Sony A7C III is on its way to South Africa: pricing availability

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Sony claim the A7C III is the smallest, lightest full-frame mirrorless camera on the market

Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones, Redmi Earbuds 2c launched in India

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The Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones, Redmi Earbuds 2c are going to be available from October 7.

Google says Stadia mobile game streaming is ready for primetime

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When Google introduced the capability to play Stadia games over a 4G or 5G connection, it was as a feature the tech giant was still in the midst of testing. Now, it looks like Google is done putting the feature through its paces, because the option to toggle it on has been moved from the Experiments section to the Performance tab. Reports posted on Reddit and Twitter (via 9to5Google ) show the to

Okay Google! Get set for the new Driving Assistant

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For close to a year, Google has been toying around with the idea of removing Android Auto and replacing it with a more engaging experience as part of its efforts to create an impact with automakers.

Marriott’s Week Of Deals Includes 90% Of Hotels At Off Peak Award Rates

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Marriott has a series of promotions running for a week that starts today under the banner of “Week of Wonders”. There’s a sale on paid rates, a bonus offer for making a home booking, and the biggest in my view is all hotels at off peak rates and over 7000 Marriot properties are participating in this. Booking category 7 hotels for 50,000 points per night, and category 8 hotels for 70,000 points, e

Should your accelerator pedal curb your speeding?

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The EU proposes fitting all new cars with technology that makes it harder to exceed the speed limit.

Google now has a much better way to alert you to critical security issues

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If someone's hacking into your account, getting an email about it might not do much good; by the time you read it, the damage may already be done. To combat the issue, Google is launching in-app security alerts for critical issues with Google accounts. When Google detects a security issue with your account – such as someone logging in from an unknown device – it will display an alert in the app y

Honor Watch ES, Watch GS Pro launched in India - specs and more

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Honor Watch ES, Watch GS Pro have been launched in India and the Choice True Wireless Earbuds has been teased.

Samsung’s next foldable flagship could have RGB lighting on the hinge

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Samsung has patented a foldable smartphone whose hinge will have RGB lighting. Could we see it on the Z Fold 3?

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale 2020 will last a month - here's why

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Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale is set to start from October 17 and will go on for a month, instead of the usual one week.

Google faces yet another antitrust tussle - this time over smart TVs

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The Indian antitrust watchdog is looking into a complaint that Google abused its dominant market position in smart television operating system.

Unreal Engine will power the Hummer EV's infotainment display

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You most likely know Unreal Engine as the game engine behind some of the most popular titles in recent years, including Fortnite , Final Fantasy VII Remake and Valorant . Apparently, though, it can also be used to design vehicles’ infotainment systems: in fact, Epic Games has just revealed that GMC’s upcoming all—electric Hummer will be the first vehicle to use the engine for its digital display.

The declining smartphone shipments - is the worst phase over?

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The Covid-19 led lockdown saw shipments decline in the first quarter of 2020 and things have indeed gone further south in the second. Would things change over the final quarter?

Lydia partners with Tink to improve open banking features

French Lydia Tink Open
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French fintech startup Lydia is going to work with financial API startup Tink for its open banking features in its app. Lydia started as a peer-to-peer payment app and now has 4 million users in Europe. Lydia’s vision has evolved to become a financial super app that lets you control your bank accounts and access various financial services. In France, you can connect your Lydia account with your b

Xiaomi may launch the Redmi Sound Bar in India soon

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The Redmi TV Soundbar was launched in China back in May and comes in Black colour option

SK Hynix DDR5 RAM might still be a year away

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Talk around machine learning and big data usually involve processors, be it CPUs or GPUs, and storage technologies that it’s almost too easy to take RAM, a.k.a. memory, for granted. Of course, all these pieces work together to deliver the performance demanded by such applications but, compared to the other two, development in the RAM space seems almost to be … Continue reading

Facebook bans Cornwall therapist's 'sexual' nipple tattoo ads

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Vicky Morgan is trained to draw tattoos for cancer survivors who lost breasts through a mastectomy.

Cambridge Analytica 'not involved' in Brexit referendum, says watchdog

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But the Information Commissioner says there are "systemic vulnerabilities" in UK democratic systems.

Qualcomm reportedly developing its own smartphones powered by Snapdragon 875

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Qualcomm is reportedly developing its own premium gaming smartphone in partnership with Asus, and it will run the upcoming Snapdragon 875.

Southwest Selling Points With Up To 70% Bonus

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. The concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, so let’s take a look at the details. Southwest Rapid Rewards selling points with 70% bonus Through Friday, November 20, 2020, Southwest is offering a bonus when you purchase Rapid Rewards points . Specifi

Galaxy Z Fold 3 hinge could have a light indicator

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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 undoubtedly fixes a lot of the complaints and problems users had with the Galaxy Fold. It now has a stronger flexible screen, a more durable hinge, and a bigger external cover screen. That said, there is definitely a lot of room for improvement and a recent Samsung patent may hint at what the company may … Continue reading

Amazon, Reliance Retail battle gets messy after legal notice

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Reliance Retail's takeover of certain divisions of Kishore Biyani Future Group recently is now under scrutiny as arch rival Amazon has shot off a legal notice on the deal. Insiders say that the battle is bound to be no-holds-barred.

Why a computer desk that’s also a PC is my latest obsession

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If you’re tired of a big, black box sitting on your floor, then it’s time to take your PC case to the next level – by turning it into a desk.

Kickstart a new career with the help of this discounted Linux bundle

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TL;DR: The Complete 2020 Learn Linux Bundle is on sale for £53.66 as of Oct. 8, saving you 98% on list price. You can go a long way in your career working in the operating system of your choice – from Windows to macOS. But if you want to work with big servers and navigate the SysAdmin field, you're going to need to know a different OS: Linux. Because of its high stability, high security, and open

Samsung Galaxy F41 launched in India: price, specs, and availability

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Samsung has unveiled its brand new F series in India today. The Galaxy F41 is the first smartphone in the series.