Friday, November 13, 2020

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Southwest Airlines adds Sarasota, makes it 10 new cities in coronavirus expansion

4KThe Points Guy / 19h
Southwest Airlines has added Sarasota, Florida, to its coronavirus pandemic expansion. The move comes even as the carrier sees the recovery in air travel slow during the final months of 2020. The Dallas-based discounter will begin flights to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) in the first quarter of 2021, Southwest revealed in an investor update on Thursday. The Florida city joins Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Col

Yes, YouTube is down

19KEngadget / 1d
In an event that’s becoming just a bit too frequent , YouTube is have some issues. While the website itself still works, it’s impossible for us to actually play a video, as it gets stuck in an infinite loading loop. The YouTube TV premium streaming service is also affected , and so is YouTube Music. Google’s video service is usually rock solid, but this is the second time this year that I can thi

The heart of home entertainment

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Order Ahead from Lightspeed delivers contactless hope to restaurant owners

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Order Ahead is a new system designed to integrate with the Lightspeed POS technology and offer a fully contactless experience for consumers.

Galaxy Tab A7 arrives in South Africa: Price, availability

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Samsung has released the Galaxy Tab A7 in South Africa and is offering a special deal for those looking for a new tablet

How to watch The Mandalorian season 2 online: stream the all-new episode 3 today

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The Mandalorian episode 3 is out now on Disney Plus, so follow our guide to watch season 2 online and stream the Star Wars spin-off today.
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Samsung unveils the Exynos 1080 chipset for premium mid-rangers

Samsung Exynos 1080
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The 5nm Samsung Exynos 1080 SoC with 5G is now official, bringing it much closer to its flagship lineup.

Robot mimics human eye contact and other tech news

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab looks at some of the best technology news stories.

'Wonder Woman 1984' could end up on HBO Max very quickly

100+Engadget / 1h
Even so many months into the coronavirus pandemic , movie studios and theaters are still considering the release of blockbuster titles, and Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled for a theatrical release on Christmas. With COVID-19 infections and deaths rising across the country it’s unclear whether that will hold, but Variety and Bloomberg report that Warner Bros. is negotiating with theater owners over

PUBG Mobile India: Ministry says 'difficult to grant any relaxation'

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
PUBG Mobile India was announced by PUBG Corporation, but it seems the Ministry is still unsure.

Elon Musk may have COVID-19, and of course, he has a theory

100+Mashable / 2h
Elon Musk may have contracted COVID-19. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO shared the news on Twitter, saying he's got "symptoms of a typical cold." He also said he was tested four times in the same day, with two tests coming back negative, and two positive. "Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, sam

Nokia's new feature phones support Google Assistant, WhatsApp, YouTube and more

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HMD Global has announced a couple of feature phones which are not so dumb. The Nokia 8000 4G and 6300 4G offers many smart features including WhatsApp, Google Assistant and Google Maps.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2020 Turkey GP from anywhere

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How to watch an F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream and catch all the action from Istanbul as Lewis Hamilton eyes a record-tying 7th Drivers' Championship.

Desktop PC sales drop again as tablets, Chromebooks fly

SlashGear / 3h
2020 will definitely be remembered for the drastic, sometimes very negative, changes that happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected all quarters and industries around the world, though not all in the same way. The PC market, for example, has found a bit of reprieve after years of slumping sales and profits. But while PC shipments have gone … Continue reading

Two more Samsung devices clear Wi-Fi certification - Galaxy M02 and A02?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Samsung Galaxy M02 and Galaxy A02 have recently received Wi-Fi certification. Here's what we know about the upcoming smartphones.

Nintendo Switch sales topped 735,000 in October

76Engadget / 3h
The Nintendo Switch has been doing so well that its lifetime sales — 68.3 million worldwide, according to the earnings report it released earlier this month — have soared past the NES’s. Now, NPD has released sales numbers that give us a bit more insight on how the console is doing in the US: According to the group, the Switch family saw its strongest October sales yet in the country this year. N

iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown shows battery size, curious changes

SlashGear / 3h
Apple is not one to divulge too many technical details or engage in tech babble, preferring to paint features and numbers in ways consumers can more easily understand. That also makes it a bit harder to make comparisons between different device models and some rely on teardowns to confirm what Apple has really packed inside. That’s what makes this initial … Continue reading

Binge's streaming app has finally landed on Samsung TVs

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Binge has delivered on two long sought-after requests with the arrival of a Samsung TV app and Closed Captions.

Master the world's most popular programming language for under £30

36Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The JavaScript Masterclass Bundle is on sale for £29.61 as Nov. 13, saving you 98% on list price. In an industry where the spotlight is always focused on shiny new things, it's basically unprecedented that a two-decade-old programming language like JavaScript is still thriving. If JavaScript were a person, it could now buy alcohol, rent a car, and blow money in Vegas. The backbone of over

Save 95% on a lifetime subscription to this clever language learning app

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Mondly is on sale for £75.91 as of Nov. 13, saving you 95% on list price. This might be a distant memory, but learning can be fun . Just because we're adults now doesn't mean we can't learn new things, and it certainly doesn't mean we can't have fun doing it. Enter: Mondly . It's definitely not too late to master a new language, and there are some pretty fun ways

Save up to 55% on Sennheiser headphones before Black Friday

Mashable / 4h
SAVE UP TO 55%: Sennheiser headphones are on sale this Black Friday, saving you up to 55% on list price. We know aesthetics are important when it comes to headphones, because nobody wants something ugly wrapped around their head. Style is key, but this shouldn't come before sound quality. Fortunately, there are plenty of brands that deliver on both fronts, like Sennheiser . This popular brand pro

All the best smartwatch and fitness tracker deals this Black Friday

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Mashable / 4h
SAVE UP TO 53%: Smartwatches and fitness trackers are on sale this Black Friday, including top brands like Samsung, Honor, and Huawei. It's not always the case, but sometimes early Black Friday deals omit the biggest brands. You'll come across loads of great camera deals, for example, without the likes of Canon and Nikon. This year seems to be different though, as we've seen impressive discounts

Test Your Pandemic Fighting Skills With the New 'Plague Inc: The Cure' Game

26How-To Geek / 4h
Plague Inc., a strategy game that revolves around spreading diseases, is releasing a new mode called The Cure. Separate from the main game, you’ll be focusing on battling a pandemic. The developer, Ndemic Creations, says that it tried to simulate real-life by gaining input received from real experts. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Will Delete Your Photos and Documents if You Aren't Active Enough

58How-To Geek / 4h
Google is making some massive changes to how it handles cloud storage. In addition to announcing it would end free unlimited high-quality photo uploads, the company says it will take additional measures to keep storage in check. Anyone who isn’t active or over their storage limit for two years will see their content deleted. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

PSA: Amazon Recalls 358,000 Video Doorbells Due to Some Catching Fire

32How-To Geek / 4h
Have a Ring doorbell? You might be in for a surprise as the Amazon-owned brand is looking to recall around 358,700 of its 2nd generation video doorbells due to potential fire hazards. Affected units were sold between June and October 2020. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Instagram's Latest Redesign Offers Dedicated Shop and Reels Tabs

How-To Geek / 4h
In a rare move, Instagram has updated its layout to include dedicated tabs for its Reels and Shop features. This change makes it easier to watch short-form videos or shop for goods from your favorite creators and brands, and to discover fun new products. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

[Updated] Google Photos Will End Free Unlimited Storage for Most Users

74How-To Geek / 4h
One of the very best features of the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max is the ambient screen that uses your uploaded Google Photos to create beautiful collages. That was made possible by uploading an unlimited number of “high quality” photos to the service. But Google is ending that deal for everyone but Pixel phone users on June 1, 2021. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This fintech-focused VC firm just closed a $75 million debut fund; backers “came out of the woodwork”

200+TechCrunch / 5h
It’s no secret that a massive digital transformation is happening within financial services companies and amid the growing number of non-financial outfits that are also adding financial products to their offerings. Still, Sheel Mohnot, who was formerly a general partner at the fintech fund of 500 Startups, and Jake Gibson, co-founder of personal finance startup NerdWallet, were a little taken aba

This cheap 1TB microSD memory card underlines a big failure in the storage industry

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SanDisk's 1TB microSD is a top choice, provided your devices are compatible

Hyperx Cloud Core Gaming Headset with 7.1 launched in India

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at Rs 6,490 on Amazon

The Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve can now be bought for Rs 8,999

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Mi Watch Revolve, Xiaomi’s first smartwatch is now available at a discounted price for a couple of days.

Nokia 6300 4G, 8000 4G bring candy bar phones to the Internet age

28SlashGear / 5h
HMD Global didn’t just revive Nokia’s smartphone business, it revived the Finnish legend’s name in the feature phone market as well. The company has brought back from the dead some of Nokia’s most iconic designs to the point that it might also end up with the same dozens of not so memorable phones. Its latest batch tries to bring the … Continue reading

Amazon GameOn is a social network for mobile gameplay clips

SlashGear / 6h
Amazon isn’t exactly a company you’d associate with gaming, except perhaps as a backend platform with AWS, but it’s not for a lack of trying. It bought game streaming platform Twitch, launched its own Lumberyard game engine based on CryTek’s CryEngine, and, most recently, launched its own game streaming platform Luna. But while that last bit catered more towards PC … Continue reading

Federal cybersecurity agency calls election 'most secure in American history'

1KEngadget / 7h
Despite claims made without any evidence about the validity of the November election, a collection of election officials signed on to a statement distributed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) , which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. In it, the members of the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee said “The Nove

iOS 14.3 beta holds AirPods Studio, AirTags clues

SlashGear / 7h
It’s a big week for Apple and not just because of the Apple Silicon M1 and new Macs running on it. The company also released new software, including the very first ARM-based macOS version, Big Sur. To assure its mobile users that iOS isn’t being forgotten in the flood of Mac news, Apple has also rolled out the first beta … Continue reading

Facebook Messenger, Instagram Vanish Mode makes messages disappear

SlashGear / 7h
Once upon a time, Snapchat’s unique feature was its ephemeral posts that helped protect user’s privacy, especially for more compromising content. Since then, however, almost all social networks and instant messaging platforms have implemented a similar feature or at least tried to. It definitely took a while but Facebook is finally catching up and has announced a new Vanish Mode … Continue readin

It's Probably Safe to Expect More $30 Movies on Disney+

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Disney+ has unsurprisingly blown subscriber expectations out of the water, and Disney executives made clear during the company’s earnings call this week they plan to grow those figures by throwing money at more content for the platform. But if Disney brings more premium titles to the service as it did with Mulan , we… Read more...

Samsung Exynos 1080 promises premium features for mid-range phones

SlashGear / 8h
Qualcomm may have the lion’s share of the mobile AP market but it’s hardly the only one. Huawei’s HiSilicon is probably out for now because of US bans but MediaTek is making up for lost time by flooding the market with countless chips. Samsung isn’t taking this sitting down either, even if rumors about its semiconductor business are less than … Continue reading

The Best Holiday 2020 Gaming Gifts to Boost Your Generosity Stats

36Lifehacker / 8h
Christmas is going to be a little weird this year; let’s not make it worse by waiting until the last minute to buy gifts, especially if you have to buy them online. Shipping speeds normally get a little worse than usual during this time, and with coronavirus restrictions still squeezing everyone thin, it may be even… Read more...

Will Airlines Demand Real-Time Vaccination Proof Or Testing Results As A Condition Of Travel?

View from the Wing / 8h
With a vaccine for Covid-19 seeming like a real possibility next year, but taking time to roll out broadly across the population, companies whose activities bring large groups together are working to figure out how to do that faster. One way is through technology to ensure that everyone congregating indoors is likely to be free of the virus. Continue reading ...

Galaxy S21 S Pen rumors take one step forward, one step back

SlashGear / 8h
While the Galaxy S21’s expected very early debut suggests it might not have much in the way of new grand features, it seems there is one that may still make the cut after all. Long believed to herald the demise of the Galaxy Note line, the Galaxy S series has been rumored to support the S Pen stylus year after … Continue reading

This tool lets you run Windows 10 on the Apple M1 - here's how

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Parallels is developing a new version of its popular virtual machine software specifically for devices running Apple's new M1 chip.

TikTok lives to see another day in US

400+BBC News - Technology / 9h
US Commerce Department halts ban on Chinese owned company.

Plague Inc: The Cure free mode tasks players with stopping a pandemic

SlashGear / 9h
Back in March, the company behind hit mobile game Plague Inc. announced plans to release a free mode that will reverse the usual plot — players are tasked with stopping a pandemic rather than creating one. The new mode, which will remain free during the pandemic, is now available to download on iOS and Android devices. Back when it first … Continue reading

10 best Roomba Black Friday deals you can get right now

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These are some of the best Roomba Black Friday deals for a variety of models that are live right now.

The Best Holiday 2020 Gaming Gifts to Boost Your Generosity Stats

36Gizmodo / 9h
Christmas is going to be a little weird this year; let’s not make it worse by waiting until the last minute to buy gifts, especially if you have to buy them online. Shipping speeds normally get a little worse than usual during this time, and with coronavirus restrictions still squeezing everyone thin, it may be even… Read more...

Plague Inc.'s new 'The Cure' mode is free until the coronavirus pandemic ends

100+Engadget / 9h
Announced back in March , Plague Inc.’s The Cure update is now available on iOS and Android. The new mode reverses the title’s usual gameplay loop in which you design a virus to wipe out the human race. Instead, you’ll need to implement measures such as contract tracing while teams of scientists work on a vaccine. Developer Ndemic Creations worked with experts from organizations like the World He

The Best Countertop Dishwashers, According to Our Readers

32Lifehacker / 9h
When your dishwasher’s broken and you’re moving apartments soon, with no response from the super, you may be in a weirdly specific situation that I am coincidentally also faced with as of this writing. When I found out countertop dishwashers exist, however, my initial reaction was that of intrigue; finally, an option… Read more...

Colts vs Titans live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football anywhere

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Here's how to get a Colts vs Titans live stream and watch the NFL online as Thursday Night Football gets Gameweek 10 under way tonight.

Apple Swears Up and Down That Touchscreen Macs Aren't Happening, Which, Sure

51Gizmodo / 9h
When Apple announced macOS Big Sur earlier this year with its big iOS-inspired icons, revamped menus, and its own version of Control Center, I along with a lot of other folks thought for sure that Apple’s next macOS update was paving the way for the long-awaited arrival of a touchscreen MacBook. However, according to… Read more...

Disney+ Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage

100+NYT > Technology / 9h
The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park division because of the pandemic, but investors don’t seem to care at the moment.

Amazing Amex Platinum Offer To Earn 210,000 Bonus Points

View from the Wing / 10h
American Express has a huge new offer for The Platinum Card® from American Express. In recent years the main offer has let customers earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points, and there have been targeted offers for more. Now they have a public offer that may net you as much as 210,000 Membership Rewards points more than you’d normally earn for your spend on the card. Continue reading ...

YouTube Rewind 2020 won’t happen and you already know why

SlashGear / 10h
For the first time in years, YouTube has announced that it will not be releasing its YouTube Rewind video series at the end of the year. The reason is exactly what you’ve guessed: 2020 isn’t a great year and it’s not really one we’re going to look back on fondly. The company issued a statement on the matter, indicating that … Continue reading

Daily Crunch: Apple releases macOS Big Sur

100+TechCrunch / 10h
The latest Mac operating system arrives, Amazon faces a lawsuit over PPE and Disney+ turns one. This is your Daily Crunch for November 12, 2020. The big story: Apple releases macOS Big Sur This update, which was first announced five months ago at WWDC, includes a number of design changes that continue to blur the line between macOS and iOS. One of the big additions is the Control Center, an iOS/i

A beginner's guide to urban foraging

49Mashable / 10h
Ever walk down the street and spot a particularly delicious looking weed growing in a parking lot? Or walk through a park and think to yourself, "Those dandelions would make some dang good fritters!" No? Then maybe it's time to rethink the way you interact with the (surprisingly edible) species that make up your urban landscape. Urban foraging is the practice of identifying and collecting the wil

Personal finance startup Truebill raises $17M

Truebill Raises $17M
300+TechCrunch / 10h
Truebill , a startup offering a variety of tools to help users take control of their finances, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series C funding. When I first wrote about the startup in 2016 , it was focused on helping users track and cancel unwanted subscriptions. Since then, it’s expanded into other financial products, like reports on your personal expenses and the ability to n

This popular Android video editing app turned out to be a scam

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Users of the popular video editing app VivaVideo should update to the latest version immediately.

Unfortunately, Facebook's New 'Vanish Mode' Won't Make The Platform Disappear

Facebook Vanish Mode
24Gizmodo / 10h
After cribbing some of Snapchat’s other distinctive features , it looks like Facebook is officially bringing disappearing messages to its platform. As of today, “vanish mode” is available on Messenger for users across the U.S., and a “handful” of other countries, according to Facebook—and those same features will be… Read more...

Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Netflix already borrowed the concept of short-form video “Stories” from social apps like Snapchat and Instagram for its Previews feature back in 2018. Now, the company is looking to the full-screen vertical video feed, popularized by TikTok, for further inspiration. With its latest experiment, Fast Laughs, Netflix is offering a new feed of short-form comedy clips drawn from its full catalog. The

macOS Big Sur launch appears to cause temporary slowdown in even non-Big Sur Macs

300+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / A promotional image for macOS Big Sur. (credit: Apple ) Mac users today began experiencing unexpected issues that included apps taking minutes to launch, stuttering and non-responsiveness throughout macOS, and other problems. The issues seemed to begin close to the time when Apple began rolling out the new version of macOS, Big Sur—but it affected users of other versions of macOS, like

It's Time to Cancel Your Thanksgiving Travel Plans

200+Lifehacker / 10h
This Thanksgiving is different . Yes, it’s been a rough year. Yes, we all miss one another. But if you love your family, it’s worth skipping this holiday season to make sure they’ll be alive and healthy for the next one. Read more...

AT&T offers discounted wireless data to help close the homework gap

SlashGear / 10h
AT&T has announced a new discounted wireless data offering to help more students get connected to remote schooling services. The move aims to address the ‘homework gap,’ which refers to the millions of students in the US who lack Internet access, preventing them from accessing online schoolwork and classes. Under this new offering, AT&T says it is giving public and … Continue reading

How to Join a Community Garden

41Lifehacker / 10h
Gardening has always had its fair share of fans, but it’s another example of an activity—like baking, knitting, and doing puzzles—that has taken off even more since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Not only do some people find it relaxin; gardening also has mood-boosting and mental health benefits . Plus, at a time when… Read more...

10 Reality Shows to Get You Through the Winter

32Lifehacker / 10h
The sunsets are earlier, the nights are cold, and it’s time to hibernate with all of your favorite things. For me, that’s reality television, which has been my comfort blanket since March lasted seven months long. There’s so much to be learned from reality TV , like a ridiculous documentary focused on weird games,… Read more...

Measles Is Back With a Vengeance, Killed 200,000 in 2019

1KGizmodo / 11h
A new report from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights a bleak reality: Measles, the highly contagious but vaccine-preventable viral illness, infected at least 860,000 people and killed over 200,000 worldwide in 2019—a roughly 50% jump in deaths from 2016. Sadly, … Read more...

Th O’s r ptinal, th dllrs r mndtry

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The full Equity crew was on hand to debate the current venture capital market, curious about how risk-on, or risk-off things really are today. Danny , Natasha and I framed the conversation around a number of news items from the week, including: Wrk

New Device Sobers You Up By Sucking the Alcohol Out of Your Breath

200+Futurism / 11h
In most typical cases, the human body is pretty good at clearing alcohol out of its system. But to give it a little boost, a team of Canadian scientists built a mask-like device that they say can help you sober up faster by sucking the alcohol right out of your breath, according to Gizmodo . It turns out that anyone with alcohol in their blood is constantly breathing it out at a low rate. That go

Apple's Gatekeeper issues might have slowed down your Mac earlier

100+Engadget / 11h
For about a half hour or so starting at 4PM ET, Mac users worldwide who tried to open up third-party apps were suddenly noticing weird issues and slow launches, with the software just bouncing in their dock for minutes or failing to launch entirely. The problems existed whether they had updated to the new Big Sur macOS release or not, and based on some testing, it appears the issue tied back to A

Credit Card Welcome Bonuses Are at All-Time Highs

36Lifehacker / 11h
Even as many Americans cut back on discretionary spending , credit cards companies have been tripping over themselves to offer rewards recently, with welcome bonuses at all-time highs. If you’re in the market for a new card, now is a good time to get one. Read more...

Breaking: More passengers test positive for COVID on Caribbean cruise ship

300+The Points Guy / 11h
The number of passengers who have tested positive on the Caribbean cruise ship in the midst of a COVID scare has jumped to five. In a shipwide announcement late Thursday, the captain of SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream 1, Torbjorn Lund, said testing overnight of close contacts of the original passenger to test positive for COVID-19 had turned up a total of five positive cases in his traveling party

10 Great Sci-Fi Tropes (and 5 That Should Be Shot Into Space)

200+Gizmodo / 11h
Science fiction is a genre that’s full of storylines, plot devices, and techno-jargon that would be considered ridiculous in the real world. But these tropes are effective, so we keep using them. Over and over again. That might sound like a bad thing—relying on tried-and-true sci-fi tropes instead of creating… Read more...

ICE abolished its own Twitter account by mistake

100+Mashable / 11h
ICE just separated itself from its own Twitter account. The United States' preeminent child-separation agency was briefly silenced Thursday, when for a short while the Twitter account belonging to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency appeared to be deleted. The reason, implied a Twitter spokesperson, is that someone with access to the account changed its "age" to under 13. "Twitter requ

The latest Microsoft Edge build fixes a mountain of annoying issues

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The new Microsoft Edge build has come to the Dev channel, bringing with it a host of fixes and updates.

Redeem Airline Miles For A Coronavirus Test

View from the Wing / 11h
In mid-April Emirates started rolling out Covid-19 tests at the airport for certain flights. It was so difficult to get tested in the U.S. at the time that I suggested it might be easier to fly to Dubai than getting a doctor to order one. Now over a million tests a day are being reported in the U.S. And you can take a test at home that you've purchased with airline miles . Continue reading ...

How Will the Government Approve a Vaccine?

53Lifehacker / 11h
Vaccine development is proceeding at record speed, with one candidate announcing early results from a U.S. phase 3 trial this week and likely more to come. If all goes well, the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine might become available in early 2021. But with this rushed timeline, how do we know it’s safe? Read more...

In a nightmare year, Victor Glover is on the verge of living his dream

300+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / NASA announced in August 2018 that Victor Glover would be flying aboard the first operational Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. (credit: NASA ) Victor Glover says he does not want the attention. Not for this , at least. And I believe him. "I wish that there wasn't anything to talk about, but that's not the world that we live in," the NASA astronaut acknowledged dur

Gifting a gadget? Check its creep factor on Mozilla’s ‘Privacy not included’ list of shame

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Buying someone a gadget is a time-honored tradition, but these days it can be particularly fraught, considering you may buy them a fitness tracker that also monitors emotions , or a doorbell that snitches to the cops . Mozilla has put together a helpful list of popular gadgets with ratings on just how creepy they are . “Privacy not included” has become an annual tradition for the internet rights

This Dark, Funny, Dystopian Sci-Fi Thriller Is One of the Best Reads of 2020

30Futurism / 11h
The days are getting shorter. The temperatures are getting colder. Winter, as they say, is coming. And to be perfectly honest, with everything going on in the world right now, it looks like this is going to be a good one to just stay inside, put on your best sweatpants, and curl up with a good book . Luckily, if you happen to love edgy sci-fi thrillers sprinkled with dark humor and biting social

Make patterned cocktails with this 3D printing robot — Future Blink

54Mashable / 11h
PRINT A DRINK is the 3D printing technology your next cocktail party needs. With it, a robot can inject liquid drops into drinks to form unique 3D patterns or designs. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Alcoholic Beverage , Drinks , 3d Printing , and Cocktails

PSA: macOS is a little broken this morning, with many non-Apple apps hanging at launch

200+TechCrunch / 11h
If you’re on a Mac running a relatively new version of macOS (Catalina or Big Sur, seemingly) and it’s having all sorts of weird issues right now: you’re not alone. We’re seeing a flood of reports from both users and developers of an issue preventing apps — particularly those not made by Apple — from properly launching. Most are reporting that apps they already had open are fine, but attempts to

PayPal cryptocurrency update includes Bitcoin, BCH, Litecoin, Ethereum

SlashGear / 11h
The latest update to PayPal enables cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and the like – holding and trading. PayPal tested cryptocurrency features for a small set of users in the weeks between October and now – now it’s time for all USA-based PayPal users to get a shot at using several digital currencies on the platform. As of yet, cryptocurrency … Continue reading

TikTok Is Reportedly Poaching Facebook's Moderators

48Gizmodo / 11h
Many members of Facebook’s legion of moderators—contractors hired through companies like Accenture, CPL, Hays, and Voxpro—are leaving to work for competitor TikTok, according to an analysis by CNBC . Read more...

You Can Finally Cast to Roku From Your iPhone

100+Lifehacker / 11h
Don’t skip the latest Roku OS update, especially if you’re mixing and matching Roku streamers and Apple devices in the same house. Roku OS 9.4 adds HomeKit and Airplay 2 to several of the company’s most powerful streaming devices , including: Read more...

Disney+ has more than 73M subscribers

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Disney+, the streaming service that launched one year ago today , grew to 73.7 million paid subscribers as of early October. That’s according to The Walt Disney Company’s fourth-quarter earnings report , which covers the company’s finances through October 3. The company previously said Disney+ had 60.5 million subscribers as of August 3. The release also includes subscriber numbers for Disney’s o

Want a mail-in COVID-19 test kit? You can now redeem HawaiianMiles for one

The Points Guy / 11h
Negative COVID-19 tests are becoming increasingly important for travel — both domestically and internationally. As such, many airlines and airports are stepping up to make it easier for travelers to get tested. In most cases, these travel-approved tests are quite costly. However, Hawaiian Airlines hopes to make them more accessible by allowing travelers to redeem miles for them. For more travel t

Reading the Room, “Plague Inc” Makes Game About Stopping Pandemics

100+Futurism / 11h
180 Degrees In a total pivot, the game “Plague Inc” is launching a new mode called “The Cure,” where the player works to stop a global pandemic instead of starting one. Typically, the point of the game is to design a deadly disease. But given the COVID-19 pandemic, game developer Ndemic Creations decided to make a version that’s more, well, appropriate to our current reality, The Verge reports .

The Zipper Boat Is Art

300+Gizmodo / 11h
What’s that zipping across the Sumida River in Tokyo, Japan? Behold, the zipper boat. Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of November 12, 2020

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The 10 Best Deals of November 12, 2020

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Get a Fitbit Charge 4 for under $100 with this early Black Friday fitness tracker deal

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Track your fitness for cheaper: the Fitbit Charge 4 is 33% off with this early Black Friday deal on Amazon.

Amazon in-garage delivery expands to 4,000 US cities, adds groceries

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Amazon is greatly expanding its in-garage delivery option, the company announced on Thursday. The service first launched in only 50 cities; this new expansion will make it available in more than 4,000 cities in the United States. As well, Amazon says it will now also deliver groceries in the garage for eligible Prime members. In-garage deliveries are available under the … Continue reading

Scientists Say Laser Device Can Make Lightning Strike Specific Targets

3KFuturism / 12h
Laser Thor An international team of researchers says that small lasers could be used to guide lightning strikes — much like Thor’s legendary hammer Mj√∂lnir. “It turns out that to deliver particles, you do not need high-intensity lasers, even low intensity like your laser pointer will be already enough,” Andrey Miroshnichenko, a researcher at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australi

Apple M1 beats Intel Xeon in iMac Pro so badly it hertz

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Latest benchmark results for Apple M1 chip indicate that it will be able to deliver hugely impressive levels of performance.

How to Smoke a Cigar

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Congratulations, you’re about to smoke a cigar. Maybe you have cause to celebrate, or perhaps you want to make like Scrooge McDuck showcase your big boss energy by burning a $100 bill with the crackling cherry of a stogie. Read more...

Conflicts in California’s trade secret laws on customer lists create uncertainty

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Nick Saenz Contributor Nick Saenz is a partner at Lewis & Llewellyn LLP , who focuses on employment and trade secret issues. More posts by this contributor Leaving for a competitor? Onboarding new employees? Avoid accusations of trade secret theft When salespeople in California’s dynamic tech economy transition between jobs, the value they bring to their new company is often their customer relati

This Video Of A Terrifying High-Speed Tesla Wreck Is A Reminder That Autopilot's Problems Aren't Just Technical

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We’ve written about the hacker/security researcher who goes by GreenTheOnly on Twitter before, as he has done a lot of digging into the data stored in modern cars, with a focus on Teslas. As a result, occasionally salvage yards will send him black boxes and memory modules from cars, which is how he acquired this video… Read more...

PayPal now lets all US users buy, sell and hold cryptocurrency

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PayPal is bringing its newly-announced support for cryptocurrency to all US accounts . It first announced plans to open cryptocurrency trading to US-based users in October , but until now it was only available to a small subset of PayPal account holders. That’s now changing, though, as PayPal says all eligible users can start buying, selling and holding bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and bitcoin cas

Register now to learn more about the future of supersonic passenger travel

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Register now This year has been a challenging one for the travel industry, but that hasn’t stopped some innovators from taking bold steps forward. One interesting area of opportunity is supersonic travel. Concorde is the probably the best-known passenger jet that flew at supersonic speeds , but those planes last took to the skies in 2003. Now, a relative newcomer is aiming to leverage new technol

Apple’s HomePod mini won’t leave marks on your fancy wood furniture

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Between its diminutive size and more affordable price tag, Apple’s new HomePod mini has a lot going for it over its $300 predecessor . But its greatest strength might be what it won’t do to your expensive furniture. That is, it won’t leave unsightly white rings on wood surfaces finished with oil or wax. In a video spotted by MacRumors , former iMore editor Rene Ritchie says Apple addressed that s

As public investors reprice edtech bets, what’s ahead for the hot startup sector?

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Reports on November 9 that a COVID-19 vaccine looks incredibly effective moved the market. Software stocks sold off and long-suffering industries hammered by the pandemic saw their fortunes rise. It was odd to see airlines soaring and 2020 high-fliers like Zoom taking blows. But amidst all that noise, another sector that has great import for startups was also taking lumps: edtech . Looking at how

Cosmetics Company Announces “Virtual Makeup” for Video Calls

200+Futurism / 12h
Face to Face We’re only rarely leaving the house these days thanks to the ongoing global pandemic. For many, that means more sweatpants and hoodies, less glamor, and more video calls instead of face to face meetings. In light of all that, the prominent cosmetics company L’Oreal has announced a lineup of augmented reality filters they’re branding as “virtual makeup” — digital beauty products that

How Much You Should Have in Your 401(k), Based on Your Age?

100+Lifehacker / 12h
When it comes to your 401k, it’s never too late to start saving—but how much should you save? As total savings skews higher as you get older, a look at average savings levels by age can give you a benchmark for your progress and help you adjust your contributions to stay on track. Read more...

Stock up for Sweater Weather With JACHS NY's Merino Wool Sale

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Merino Wool Sweater | $39 | JACHS NY Read more...

10 best early Best Buy Black Friday deals: 4K TVs, laptops, headphones, and more

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See the 10 best early Best Buy Black Friday deals, which include discounts on 4K TVs, laptops, headphones, and more.

Sote wants to be Africa’s shipping logistics gateway

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The twenty-first century could be a period of unprecedented economic growth and social change for the African continent, which is poised for explosive change — but much of that change is predicated on an outmoded trade infrastructure that hasn’t changed much since the beginnings of the last century. That’s the problem that Sote wants to target. The company just raised $3 million in seed funding t

Major Fortnite feature updates – Unreal Engine 5, 120fps, Xbox Series X

SlashGear / 12h
Fortnite is at a major turning point as it reaches into the next generation of home gaming consoles and transitions to the next edition of Unreal Engine. Epic Games’ own Lead Console Programmer Ben Woodhouse spoke up this week about the future of one of the most popular games in the world. We’ve previously taken a peek at how Fortnite … Continue reading

Vaping linked to massive lung disease risk in healthy non-smokers

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Healthy non-smokers who vape long term may be at risk of developing lung diseases ranging from asthma to COPD, according to a new study from Boston University School of Medicine. The researchers evaluated the potential vaping risk in h


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