Monday, November 09, 2020

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial

Pfizer Vaccine 90%
2KTechCrunch / 15h
The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech has shown to be effective blocking vaccine in 90 percent of participants in its Phase 3 clinical trial, the companies announced on Monday. That’s based on data analyzed by an external, independent committee assigned to check the results of the trial, and reflects only early results from the trial, and not the final verified r

Call of Duty Warzone on mobile release date, news and rumors

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Call of Duty: Warzone might be coming to mobile: here's what we know about the smartphone port.

How You Can Impact the Georgia Senate Runoff Election

1KLifehacker / 8h
Though all signs seem to indicate we now have a president- and vice-president elect, that doesn’t mean the 2020 election is over. Two of the most important races—which will together determine which party has control over the Senate and the ability (or not) to pass transformative legislation—are still ongoing, and both… Read more...

How to buy an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S on November 10th

43Engadget / 19min
After all the rumors, teases, reveals and reviews, the launch of a new generation of consoles is upon us. Microsoft is going first with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially going on sale and shipping starting on November 10th. If you’re diving in early on the Xbox side , then hopefully you’ve already secured a pre-order, along with any accessories you might need . But if you’re trying t

Eli Lilly's Covid-19 Antibody Drug Just Received Emergency FDA Clearance

Gizmodo / 25min
A drug proven to help prevent hospitalizations in high-risk patients already sick with Covid-19 will soon become widely available, thanks to an emergency FDA clearance issued Monday night for an Eli Lilly & Co.-manufactured antibody therapy. Read more...

Spider-Man on PS4 will let you export saves to PS5 remaster

SlashGear / 32min
It’s really no secret and, to some extent, understandable that game developers and publishers want to sell as many copies of a game as they could. That goes double if a company has its hands inside both the game as well as the console the game would run on. This situation is what has pretty much made Spider-Man’s PS4 and … Continue reading

OnePlus Nord SE tip hints at the company’s new direction

OnePlus Nord N10 2021
SlashGear / 1h
OnePlus certainly seems to be entering a new chapter in its life, though there might be some apprehension about the decisions it has so far made. Expanding its portfolio, it created a new line of mid-range Nord phones that are pretty much below OnePlus’ usual products. It has also started to shift its OxygenOS away from the stock Android experience … Continue reading

The race to be China’s top fintech platform: Ant vs Tencent

100+TechCrunch / 1h
As Ant Group seizes the world’s attention with its record initial public offering , which was abruptly called off by Beijing , investors and analysts are revisiting Tencent’s fintech interests, recognized as Ant’s archrival in China. It’s somewhat complicated to do this, not least because they are sprawled across a number of Tencent properties and, unlike Ant, don’t go by a single brand or operat

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is setting up operations in Austin

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup The Boring Company is eyeing Austin for its next project based on several new job postings . The Boring Company, which last year landed a deal to construct and operate a “people mover” for the Las Vegas Convention Center, tweeted Monday that is was hiring in Austin. Engineering, accountant and business development positions are listed on its websit

Galaxy S21 Ultra screen and camera could leave you with conflicted

SlashGear / 1h
If Samsung is launching the Galaxy S21 series in January, then it may not have had enough time to iterate over the phone’s new features. That definitely seems to be the general tone of leaks so far, though that doesn’t mean there won’t be any meaningful changes. Some of those changes might be better received than others, like this pair … Continue reading

NASA administrator will leave under Biden even if asked to stay

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SlashGear / 1h
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has revealed that he will be leaving as head of the space agency under the Biden administration even if asked to remain. Bridenstine explained that he believes it is in the best interest of NASA that its administrator has ‘a close relationship with the president’ and who is trusted by the administration. Bridenstine revealed the news … Continue reading

How to watch Apple's 'One More Thing' event

20Mashable / 2h
The wait is almost over — Apple will officially unveil "one more thing" on Tuesday, Nov. 10 via livestream right from Apple Park. For those of you planning to tune in to the event, here's where you can watch. Starting at 10 a.m. PT, you can stream the keynote right from Apple's website or opt to stream from the company's own YouTube channel . If you own an Apple TV device or another smart TV, you

How to watch Industry online: stream the new BBC and HBO drama from anywhere today

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Our guide explains how to watch Industry online, including for free - don't miss this new BBC and HBO series set in London's ruthless financial world.

Detectives and noxious locks take on bike thieves

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The cycling industry is coming up with innovative ways to deter a wave of bike crime.

Europe wants ecommerce giants to share data to fight coronavirus scams

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The EU commissioner for justice recently met with a number of online platforms regarding how to prevent further coronavirus scams.

What's the Best Countertop Dishwasher?

44Lifehacker / 2h
A few weeks ago, my wife and I awoke to a sight of pure horror: a dishwasher full of food scraps and dirty water. After cleaning and replacing the filter, we arrived at the conclusion that we should either bring in an appliance repair specialist or buy a new dishwasher seeing as ours has been here since the early… Read more...

Apple Silicon Macs might be missing some popular iOS apps at launch

Apple iOS Macs tMAS
SlashGear / 2h
The announcement of Apple’s own ARM-based Silicon heralded the next major step in something that Apple’s customers both looked forward to but also dreaded. It represented the next phase in unifying Apple’s platforms while still keeping macOS and iOS distinct, at least for now. On a technical level, it will be possible to run iOS apps on the next-gen Macs … Continue reading

[Roundup] Airport Employees Caught Using The IT System To Mine Ethereum

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

Amazon Flex rewards program gives drivers points for special perks

Amazon Flex Rewards
SlashGear / 2h
Amazon has introduced a new rewards program for its Flex drivers, giving those who deliver more packages the ability to claim in-demand shifts and more. The program has only started rolling out, the company has confirmed, explaining that drivers earn points and those points contribute to the perks. Though the various benefits will no doubt be welcomed by drivers, the … Continue reading

Sony prepares to enter the drone game with Airpeak

Sony Airpeak Drone
200+TechCrunch / 3h
Sony has announced that it is entering the drone market with a new brand called Airpeak, though the specifics of the drone itself are left something of a mystery. It plans to launch the project next spring. The bare-bones announcement says only that Sony has been inspired by the “recent proliferation” of drones and the changes they have caused in both the industrial and creative sectors. Airpeak

Keep up with climate justice by following these five organizations

52Mashable / 3h
The need for climate justice — which acknowledges that environmental hazards like pollution disproportionately hurt people of color and low-income communities, and fights to correct these injustices — is a pressing concern that isn't going away anytime soon. Increasingly, politicians are acknowledging that climate justice is integral in the battle against climate change . But long before climate

2021 Land Rover Discovery gives iconic SUV a high-tech upgrade

Land Rover Discovery
21SlashGear / 3h
Say hello to the 2021 Land Rover Discovery, with the iconic British SUV tightening up its styling, adding new tech, and getting more usable lifestyle features as it heads to US dealerships. Under the hood, there’ll be a choice of two different engines – including a turbocharged mild-hybrid – while a new R-Dynamic styling package is expected to be the … Continue reading

Old systems, new world: How to make decisions about legacy

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What should organizations do about their legacy estate on their journey to cloud?

Buy $500 Delta gift card, get $50 bonus gift card made out of retired DC-9

29The Points Guy / 3h
If you’re an aviation enthusiast with Delta Air Lines as your airline of choice, this one’s for you. Right now, and while limited supplies last, those who purchase $500 in Delta physical or e-gift cards can get a bonus limited-edition $50 Delta gift card that is made out of a retired DC-9 aircraft. As reported by Doctor of Credit , this is what #avgeek dreams are made of. Want more travel news an

Slingbox server shutdown will kill every box in two years

500+Engadget / 3h
Before streaming video from the cloud was a normal thing, a Slingbox was the best way to access TV from anywhere. Just plug one of their transcoders into your antenna or cable box, plug in the internet, and it provided a stream you could watch at work, and eventually, on your phone. As CEO Blake Krikorian explained to Engadget just after it launched in 2005 , the concept was that while TiVo enabl

The 10 Best Deals of November 9, 2020

100Lifehacker / 3h
Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

What's the Best Countertop Dishwasher?

44Gizmodo / 3h
A few weeks ago, my wife and I awoke to a sight of pure horror: a dishwasher full of food scraps and dirty water. After cleaning and replacing the filter, we arrived at the conclusion that we should either bring in an appliance repair specialist or buy a new dishwasher seeing as ours has been here since the early… Read more...

Beyond Meat earnings miss big on declining food service and consumer demand

McDonald’s McPlant
100+TechCrunch / 3h
Beyond Meat’s partnership with McDonald’s to develop the McPlant burger wasn’t enough to keep shares from collapsing after the company posted third-quarter earnings that fell far below analysts’ expectations. The big miss sent shares tumbling nearly 29% in after markets closed Monday after reporting it generated $94.4 million in revenues and a loss of 28 cents per share versus the $132.8 million

Where to buy Xbox Series X: in stock now at Microsoft

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You can now buy Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with Microsoft offering new stock minutes into release day.

Sony teases upcoming Airpeak drone, taking its camera smarts airborne

Sony Airpeak Drone
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Sony's new Airpeak business division will see the company enter the consumer drone market in 2021.

T-Mobile Home Internet service expands to cities across nine states

Mobile Home Internet 130
SlashGear / 3h
T-Mobile has announced another expansion of its Home Internet pilot, adding another 130 cities and towns to its roster. The home Internet service is powered by T-Mobile’s LTE network, making it particularly appealing for people who live in rural and underserved locations where it’s difficult to access high-speed broadband. T-Mobile Home Internet is one of the few options for consumers … Continue

I spent a weekend trying Sennheiser’s new CX 400BT True Wireless headphones

52Mashable / 3h
Confession time – I am a die-hard full-sized headphone addict. Give me over the ears, all encompassing, sweat-on-the-train in summer because you’re basically wearing earmuffs – headphones kind of gal. At times they’ve made me look slightly ridiculous (bigger has always been better), and more often than not they’ve ended up covered in makeup and awkwardly stuffed into a small bag, but I’ve never b

All Slingbox devices will stop working in two years

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Back before just about every major TV network built a streaming app of their own, watching live TV on your smartphone was tricky. One of the first relatively simple options was the Slingbox. You’d set it up between your cable box and your TV, plug it into your network, and bam: you’re streaming live TV, from your TV , wherever you might be. You could even control it as if you were actually there,

Patriots vs Jets live stream: how to watch NFL Monday Night Football from anywhere

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How to watch a Patriots vs Jets live stream today and catch all the NFL Monday Night Football action from this AFC East grudge match.

Daily Crunch: Reviewing the biggest and smallest new iPhones

100+TechCrunch / 4h
We review the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 mini, Zoom settles with the FTC and Pfizer announces promising results for its COVID-19 vaccine trial. This is your Daily Crunch for November 9, 2020. The big story: Reviewing the biggest and smallest new iPhones TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino tackled both extremes of the new iPhone 12 lineup today, publishing reviews of the Pro Max

'Spider-Man' PS4 update will let you transfer your save to the PS5 remaster

69Engadget / 4h
In a reversal of an earlier decision, Insomniac Games announced on Monday that PlayStation 4 players will have the ability to transfer their save files from Marvel’s Spider-Man to the upcoming PlayStation 5 remaster of the game. What’s more, they won’t have to wait long to pick up where they left off, with the studio saying it plans to update the original game to enable save file exports sometime

The weirdest holiday gift idea ever? Shopify launches 'Gift A Business' service

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This holiday season you'll be able to gift a business to a friend or family member via Shopify's Exchange Marketplace.

WordPress websites targeted hundreds of time per month finds survey

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Hackers are constantly trying to login into the WordPress sites of businesses around the world according to new research from Glow.

Uber has its highest close since IPO

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Uber shares surged 7.38% to close at $48.18 following news that a vaccine candidate is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, and could start coming to market in a matter of months. The announcement by drug makers Pfizer and BioNTech sparked widespread optimism and helped boost shares across industries that have been weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic, including services like ride-hailing. Uber’s s

Study finds psychedelic DMT may be a powerful nootropic

22SlashGear / 4h
Researchers with the Complutense University of Madrid have found that DMT, the psychedelic compound found in an Amazonian tea called ayahuasca, promotes the formation of new neurons in the brain, a process called neurogenesis. That’s only one of the potential benefits identified by the new study, hinting at ‘great therapeutic potential,’ according to one of the researchers. Dimethyltryptamine, mo

Relativity’s 3D-printed engine has completed a mission duty cycle test-firing

85Ars Technica / 4h
Full-duration test of Aeon 1 rocket engine. Relativity Space said Monday that the company has successfully completed a full-duration test-firing of its Aeon 1 rocket engine, running it at full power for 187 seconds. The test at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi took place with all of the engine's key components—including turbopumps, injector, and combustion chamber—operating in a flight-

Get $50 Gift Card Made From A Retired DC-9 When You Buy A $500 Delta Gift Card

View from the Wing / 4h
There was a lot of excitement recently over the ability to buy Alaska Airlines gift cards at a 10% discount via Costco ($500 gift card for $450). Delta Air Lines is offering a 10% bonus but there's something unique about the bonus. It isn't an electronic gift card. Instead it's "a limited-edition $50 Delta Gift Card made from a retired DC-9 aircraft " Continue reading ...

Top General Says “Robot Soldiers” Could Make Up 25 Percent of British Army

500+Futurism / 4h
BattleBots Over the next decades, the British army may enlist tens of thousands of robotic soldiers . General Nick Carter, chief of defense staff for the British army, suggests that new drones and robots could make up a significant fraction of the armed forces, The Guardian reports . Part of the plan is to compensate for a drop in the number of human recruits — but, at the same time, Carter admit

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max review roundup: Apple goes big and small

32Mashable / 5h
Read more... More about Tech , Iphone 12 Mini , Iphone 12 Pro Max , Tech , and Iphone

Can You Get a Side Gig While on Unemployment?

32Lifehacker / 5h
With the CARES stimulus and subsequent Lost Wage Assistance in the rearview mirror, it’s become even harder to make ends meet. If you’re receiving unemployment benefits, you might be considering a side gig. But will a job disqualify you from your benefits? Read more...

Nokia 8.3 5G Review – Just the big basics

Nokia 8 5G Verizon
SlashGear / 5h
The Nokia 8.3 5G is the perfect smartphone for a certain sort of person. If you’re looking for a smartphone that has a modern processor, made by a major label company, runs Android One (so you know it’ll get updates from Google), has access to 5G data speed, has a sizeable display, and works with an at-least-usable set of cameras, … Continue reading

Build A Better Brain With This Memory Mastery Course

Futurism / 5h
We’ve all experienced the bizarre quirks of memory — like where you can’t recall your boss’ wife’s name, but you can… somehow sing an ad jingle that’s been off the air for years. Why? Too often we think of memory as one vast file cabinet. The reality: We have multiple forms of memory. The memory you draw on to remember how to ride a bike is different from the type you use to recognize that it’s t

Your PUBG latency is going down thanks to this major change

Krafton Microsoft Azure
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Krafton, the parent company behind PUBG, has announced a new partnership with Microsoft Azure.

Modern bots are almost indistinguishable from humans - and that's a problem

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A Q&A with Dan Lowden, CMO at bot mitigation firm White Ops.

Magnetic FreeBOT orbs work together to climb large obstacles

73Engadget / 5h
We’ve seen both companies and research teams attempt to make modular robots an everyday reality, but, more often than not, they all run into the same problem: the mechanism that allows those devices to connect to each other is complicated and fragile. With a new design called FreeBOT , a team of researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen may have figured out a simple but elega

Keegan-Michael Key casts his ultimate holiday movie squad – Choose Your Squad

20Mashable / 5h
The Key & Peele star casts his top five fictional characters into the ultimate holiday movie. He's currently starring in Netflix's holiday film, Jingle Jangle . Read more... More about Netflix , Christmas , Mashable Video , Key And Peele , and Keegan Michael Key

NASA partners with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and others for test flights and research

NASA Artemis SpaceX
100+TechCrunch / 5h
NASA has announced 20 new partnerships with commercial space outfits, among them collaborations with SpaceX, Blue Origin and Rocket Lab. While no money will change hands, NASA will dedicate millions in personnel and other support to these test launches and developing technologies. The partnerships are NASA’s Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity selections for 2020. These agreements are unlik

United Airlines Re-Opening More Clubs, Discounting Days Passes

View from the Wing / 5h
This will give United 11 open clubs. They’ll also be offering “more pre-packaged fresh food items” at Denver, Chicago and Honolulu “including breakfast partfaits, sandwiches, wraps, salads, desserts…” One time passes valid for a year are currently discounted to $39 rather than $59. Continue reading ...

Elevate Your Mind With A One-Year Subscription To Omvana

Futurism / 5h
By now, we all know how critical meditation and mindfulness are in reducing stress, managing negative emotions, and keeping a cool head under constant stimuli. But meditation can be so, so much more than that. And now, you can explore how that is — and all the benefits others using other courses are missing — for less with a 58% discount on one year of Omvana . More Than Stress Relief Meditation

More Damage Reported at Alien-Hunting SETI Facility

Arecibo Puerto Rico
500+Futurism / 5h
Match SETI More bad news for the alien-hunting Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. A second cable has fallen, crushing the intricate reflector dish below. A first auxiliary cable failed over the massive dish on August 10, crushing a portion of the dish and representing a significant setback for the observatory. The dish was mainly used to hunt for extraterrestrial life — but research had to be pu

Adobe acquires marketing workflow startup Workfront for $1.5B

Adobe Workfront $1.5B
200+TechCrunch / 5h
Adobe just announced that it is acquiring marketing workflow management startup Workfront for $1.5 billion. Bloomberg first reported the sale earlier today. Workfront was founded back in 2001, making it a bit long in the tooth for a private company that has raised $375 million, according to Crunchbase. (It’s worth noting that $280 million of that was secondary money raised last year.) The acquisi

Indian logistics startup Xpressbees raises $110 million

India Logistics Xpressbees
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Xpressbees, an Indian logistics firm that works with several e-commerce firms in the country, said on Monday it has raised $110 million in a new financing round as online shopping booms in the world’s second largest internet market. The Pune-headquartered startup’s Series E financing round was led by private equity firms Investcorp, Norwest Venture Partners and Gaja Capital, the five-year-old sta

NordVPN on sale: Save on a password manager and VPN bundle

28Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Score a two-year subscription to the Essential NordVPN and Password Manager for $99.99, a 75% savings as of Nov. 9. If you want to safeguard yourself from hackers, take your first step with this bundle of security tools from NordVPN. The first component is NordVPN itself, which Mashable called "one heck of a VPN" in its review . This critically-acclaimed VPN uses double encryption to help

Just Microwave Your Sweet Potatoes

100Lifehacker / 5h
Thanksgiving dinner is not the easiest, so I’m always looking for ways to decrease both the stress felt and the effort exerted in its preparation. One of the easiest ways to do this is to cook your sweet potatoes (or yams) in the dang microwave. Unless you are making sweet potatoes fries or some other dish of diced,… Read more...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate updated: Disney+, EA Play just the beginning

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
SlashGear / 5h
All eyes might be on tomorrow’s launch of the Xbox Series X, but it turns out Microsoft has some big plans for Xbox Game Pass too. Tomorrow, of course, is the day that EA Play access arrives for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, and today, Microsoft detailed the EA Play games that will be playable on Android through Cloud Gaming. The … Continue reading

What to Do About the Data Leak That Hit 8 Major Hotel Booking Sites

100+Lifehacker / 6h
An improperly-secured Amazon Web Services (AWS) server left over 10 million hotel reservations logs from numerous Cloud Hospitality websites openly exposed, potentially putting millions of guests at risk. The server is now secured and there’s no evidence the data is being misused (yet), but the information is… Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of November 9, 2020

100Gizmodo / 6h
Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

This Is Not the Way, Baby Yoda

62Gizmodo / 6h
The second episode of The Mandalorian ’s second season took its central bounty hunter and his infant space gremlin son from the deserts of Tatooine to a dangerous new locale as part of a mission to help save a family. But within its larger, horror-driven plot, “The Passenger” ended up drawing attention to something… Read more...

Zoom deceived users about the privacy of their calls, FTC alleges

Zoom Settles FTC Security
100+Mashable / 6h
Zoom just dodged a rather expensive bullet. The videoconferencing giant agreed to a proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it misled users about the privacy and security of its product. The settlement , announced Monday, follows an FTC investigation dating back to at least May , and both accuses Zoom of a host of deceptions and prescribes a course of action the com

Put a Laundry Bag in Your Car for Dirty Masks

73Lifehacker / 6h
The pandemic has made us question everything, laundry included. No longer are dirty clothes limited to coming off in the bedroom or bathroom; now we have to deal with masks that are removed on our way home from outings as well. Read more...

NASA shows off glowing moon Europa with a mysterious blue light

Jupiter NASA Europa
SlashGear / 6h
Jupiter’s icy moon Europa is the subject of NASA’s latest image, one showing the moon bathed in a bright frosty blue glow. The image focuses on the ‘night side’ of the moon, the part that faces away from the Sun, revealing what its glow may look like as a result of the radiation from Jupiter. Europa is, as NASA explains … Continue reading

100+TB SSDs could appear next year as Micron debuts breakthrough flash memory

Micron 176 3D NAND
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176-layer NAND delivers a 37% boost on current technology.

Bumble’s new feature prevents bad actors from using ‘unmatch’ to hide from their victims

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Dating app Bumble announced today it’s changing how its “unmatch” feature works in an effort to better prioritize user safety. The change will make it more difficult for a bad actor or harasser to use the app’s unmatch feature in order to avoid having their conversation reported to Bumble’s safety team. Before, when either side of a match opted to unmatch the other, the conversation simply would

AMD insists Ryzen 5000 shipped tons of units, even though they're sold out everywhere

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Despite "shipping tons of units," AMD's Zen 3 CPUs have sold out everywhere soon after going on sale.

The size and price of every iPhone ever released

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Black Friday preview: the Apple Watch SE hits lowest sale price ever at Amazon

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Amazon has a Black Friday preview on the all-new Apple Watch SE that's on sale and down to its lowest price ever.

Scientists Discover a “Failed Star” Too Cold to Show up in Normal Scans

500+Futurism / 6h
Tuning In For the first time, scientists discovered a brown dwarf — sometimes referred to as failed stars or super-planets because they exist in a gray area between gas giant planets and small stars — using an unprecedented technique. Typically, these bizarre celestial objects get picked up on infrared sweeps of the night sky . But a team of astronomers from Hawaii and the Netherlands used a new

Startup fundraising is the most tangible gender gap. How can we overcome it?

300+TechCrunch / 6h
Ximena Aleman Contributor Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo , an open banking platform that serves Latin America. More posts by this contributor Fintech regulations in Latin America could fuel growth or freeze out startups Year-in, year-out, the gender gap in venture capital investment continues to be a problem women founders face. While the gender gap

Cheery 'Happiest Season' trailer starring Kristen Stewart is Hulu's early Christmas gift to us all

50Mashable / 6h
'Tis the season for romantic proposals and awkward family introductions — or, in the case of Happiest Season , both at once. Kristen Stewart stars as Abby, who accompanies her girlfriend Harper (Mackenzie Davis) home for the holidays with a plan to pop the question over Christmas dinner. Except it turns out Harper's family doesn't even know she's gay, let alone that Abby is her girlfriend. Hijink

American Airlines launching improved Wi-Fi subscription plan

31The Points Guy / 6h
American Airlines has improved its Wi-Fi experience significantly over the years. Almost all flights now offer Wi-Fi, including high-speed, gate-to-gate options on most planes. And now, it’s making a change that frequent flyers will appreciate. The Fort Worth-based carrier currently uses three different Wi-Fi providers — Viasat, Gogo 2Ku and Panasonic — depending on the aircraft. Right now, those

Hyundai reportedly in talks to buy SoftBank-owned Boston Dynamics

400+TechCrunch / 6h
Boston Dynamics could be set to change hands once again, according to a new report from Bloomberg that cited “people familiar with the matter.” The deal would make Korean automaker Hyundai the third company in seven years to own the robotics firm, following sales to Google and SoftBank Group. Boston Dynamics is well known inside and out the industry for making some of the most advanced robotics s

Building Dell’s first 5G laptop: a Q&A with Dell

Nokia 8 5G Verizon
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We spoke with the architects behind Dell’s first 5G laptop.

What is DNS-over-HTTPS and should you be using it?

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There’s no doubt about it - encrypting DNS improves user security and privacy.

Get a bundle of 5 entertainment apps, including Tidal, on sale

28Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Get access to TIDAL, video streaming, language courses, and a VPN with the the Epic Entertainment at Home App Bundle , on sale for $189.99 as of Nov. 9. We all need to be entertained while stuck at home this season, and this app bundle of epic proportions gives you instant access to five entertainment apps. The Epic Entertainment at Home App Bundle will get you subscriptions to Elmedia, Ka

A Contentious App Ban Could Open Up Apple's Walled Garden

Apple iOS Macs tMAS
24Gizmodo / 6h
A new iOS app called iSH could pave the way for more powerful programming features on iPad and iPhones—provided Apple lets it stay on the App Store. Read more...

Windows 10, iOS, Chrome, hacked - but for a good cause

10 Tianfu Cup Chrome
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China's third annual Tianfu Cup saw teams of hackers exploit new vulnerabilities in popular software and devices.

Switch to Firefox Before Your Older Android Can No Longer Access Parts of the Web

100+Lifehacker / 6h
It’s weird to contemplate, I know, but it’s true: Starting in September of next year, those on Android versions 7.1 or earlier—that’s roughly one-third of everyone using Android right now—might be unable to connect to any website that uses an SSL certificate by Let’s Encrypt. Just to keep things consistent, that’s… Read more...

Why I Sometimes Wear A Mask Even While Driving

94Lifehacker / 6h
Every once in a while, I see memes or social media posts making fun of people who are wearing face masks while behind the wheel. “Why would anyone wear a mask while driving?” Well, there are several reasons. You might be wearing a mask if you are driving with someone outside your contact circle (which, even with a… Read more...

Stream Everything With This Complete Entertainment Bundle

Futurism / 7h
Winter’s coming up, and no matter how the rest of 2020 goes, you’re probably going to be spending more time inside — and thus, more time streaming. The Complete Entertainment Bundle, featuring a year of PlayStation Plus , will keep you learning, streaming, relaxing, and sleeping well for $199.99, a savings of 80%. PlayStation Plus: 1-Yr Subscription Get free games, play multiplayer with friends,

How to Block Spam Calls on iPhones and Android

56Gizmodo / 7h
Who among us does not love receiving call after call that looks like it’s coming from somewhere important but is actually just spam about an extended car warranty? So fun! Dealing with spam calls is kind of like playing whack-a-mole, but until we figure out how to put the companies behind them out of business, there… Read more...

Beyond Meat shares rise on news that it collaborated with McDonald’s on the McPlant options

McDonald’s McPlant
100+TechCrunch / 7h
After tumbling earlier today, Beyond Meat shares are shooting upward on news that the company did indeed collaborate with McDonald’s on its new McPlant vegetarian menu. McDonald’s made waves this morning when it announced its new McPlant, and the company’s statement, which said that the new plant-based patty and chicken substitute formulation was made in-house, caused Beyond Meat shares to slide.

These are the absolute best Nintendo Switch deals of Black Friday 2020

32Mashable / 7h
Nintendo announced its 2020 Black Friday deals on Nov. 9 — here's a sneak peek at what's to come this holiday season: Nintendo Switch system bundle — $299.99 (save $66.99) Select first-party Nintendo Switch games — $39.99 (save $20) Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! — $29.99 (save $29.99) Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition — $19.99 (save $10) If there's one thing people would'

Freaky Is Fun, But Familiar

25Gizmodo / 7h
Body-swap horror comedy Freaky is the perfect distraction from the real-life horror show known as 2020. The film is clever, funny, gross, all the things you could want in a piece of entertainment: it’s also a tad disposable and obvious. Read more...

Comcast’s new Self Protection plan offers cameras and Xfinity integration

Comcast Self Protection
SlashGear / 7h
Comcast is offering its customers a new home security package that offers the hardware and software necessary to protect their homes. The new offering is only available for Xfinity Internet customers who have the xFi Gateway, according to the company, which bills its Self Protection as a high-quality offering for those who aren’t interested in professionally installed and monitored alternatives.

The PlayStation 4 will be able to play PlayStation 5 games remotely

PlayStation 4 Sony PS5
100TechCrunch / 7h
Well, isn’t this a nice little surprise? This morning some PlayStation 4 owners are reporting the sudden and unexpected arrival of a new “PS5 Remote Play” app. While the app doesn’t do much yet (the PS5 isn’t out yet, after all), it seems meant to let you keep a PlayStation 5 in one room and stream it to (and control it from) a PlayStation 4 in another. Now, that’s not quite the same as actually

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate adds one free month of Disney+

74Engadget / 7h
One of the best deals in gaming is about to get even better, albeit for a relatively short time. Starting today , Xbox Game Pass Ultimate comes with one free month of Disney+ — provided you’re new to the streaming service. You have until January 31st, 2021 to claim the perk, after which you can redeem it until March 2nd. After the one-month trial expires, it will automatically renew — so keep tha

Nintendo Switch Black Friday bundle for 2020 looks awfully familiar

SlashGear / 7h
It isn’t exactly a secret that Black Friday is going to look a lot different this year than it usually does, but that’s not stopping companies from announcing their Black Friday deals. Today, Nintendo did just that, revealing the Nintendo Switch bundle it will offer on Black Friday. If you’ve paid attention to Nintendo’s previous Switch bundles, the one it … Continue reading

You can save 50% on the ugliest RAM in the world with this early Black Friday deal

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The XPG Spectrix D41 RGB isn't the prettiest RAM in the world, but it's fast and it's cheap with this early Black Friday deal, so we can't complain.

Cut down on clutter with a headphone stand that's also a charger

32Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Tidy up your space with this two-in-one headphone stand and charger , on sale for $85.99 as of Nov. 9. Snag yourself something simple to begin whipping your desk into shape — this two-in-one headphone stand and charger from Oakywood, for example. A delightful addition to your workspace, this stylish wooden stand fulfills two needs: charging your phone and storing your headset. The stand's

NEW: United Explorer Card 70,000 Mile Offer

View from the Wing / 7h
The United Explorer Card has an offer to earn up to 70,000 bonus miles: 60,000 after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months and an additional 10,000 after you spend $6,000 in the first 6 months. That’s still just an average of $1000 a month, so easily doable for most readers. This is a nice improvement over the last limited-time offer Chase had which ended about six weeks ago. In tha

NOW LIVE: Aeroplan’s Spectacularly Unique New Award Chart

500+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Back in August, Air Canada revealed the full details of its new Aeroplan frequent flyer program. Well, the new program has just gone live as of today. In this post I wanted to recap all the changes, because there’s a lot to love about the program. I’ll be focusing specifically on Aeroplan’s radically new approach to award pricing, which is unlike any other program out there. Among other changes,

How to Recycle Your Campaign Yard Signs

200+Lifehacker / 7h
The election is (mostly) over, and it’s time to take down those campaign yard signs. While you definitely shouldn’t toss a stack of signs straight in the trash, you also can’t simply dump them in your recycling bin and consider it done. Here’s how to minimize the likelihood that your lawn signs end up in a landfill. Read more...

McDonald's New 'McPlant' Is Coming for Beyond Meat's Dreams in 2021 [Update]

McDonald’s McPlant
79Gizmodo / 7h
Update 4:06PM: Following the publication of this story, Beyond Meat told CNBC that it was part of the creation of the McPlant. It’s unclear why Beyond would wait for its stock price to crater before saying something and it’s unclear why McDonald’s would so forcefully claim ownership over the burger. We’ve reached out … Read more...

Electric Wingsuit Lets You Fly at 186 MPH

3KFuturism / 7h
Powered Wingsuit Engineers at German carmaker BMW’s Designworks studio have created a chest-mounted set of electric impellers that allow a wingsuit to accelerate to a blistering 186 mph, New Atlas reports . Rather than just gliding, like a conventional wingsuit, the BMW propulsion system can put out 20 horsepower, allowing its wearer to actually gain back altitude — albeit only as long as the sui

Zoom lied to users about end-to-end encryption for years, FTC says

Zoom Settles FTC Security
1KArs Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan speaks before the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019, in New York City as the company announced its IPO. (credit: Getty Images | Kena Betancur ) Zoom has agreed to upgrade its security practices in a tentative settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which alleges that Zoom lied to users for years by claiming it offered end-to-end encrypti

GameStop invites Pokemon GO gamers to visit in the middle of a pandemic

38SlashGear / 7h
GameStop just announced a team-up with Niantic’s Pokemon GO. In the partnership, approximately 500 GameStop store locations will be activated in Pokemon GO as PokeStops OR Pokemon Gym locations. They’ll be “becoming part of the real world game board” in November and December of 2020, January and February of 2021. GameStop released information about the Pokemon Gym and Pokestop update … Continue r

Apple Suspends Hardware Partner Over Labor Violations

Apple iPhone Pegatron
29Gizmodo / 7h
Apple has temporarily cut ties with a major manufacturing partner after discovering it was actively covering up an untold number of student labor violations in multiple China-based facilities. Read more...

How to Watch Tuesday’s Apple Event (It’s About Laptops)

Apple Mac One Intel
100+Wired / 7h
The company will hold its third media event of the fall to announce the debut of Apple-made silicon in its computers.

New 30% Chase Transfer Bonus To British Airways, Iberia And Aer Lingus

63View from the Wing / 7h
Chase is running 30% a transfer bonus from Ultimate Rewards to British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus through December 9, 2020. Every 1000 Chase points becomes 1300 points in the destination program, and that bonus posts along with the transfer (usually immediately). Continue reading ...

Transfer Chase Points To Avios With 30% Bonus

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Chase has just launched a promotion if you convert your Ultimate Rewards points into Avios. Historically Ultimate Rewards has offered the fewest transfer bonuses of the major transferable point currencies , but that’s a trend that we’ve seen change in recent months, as the program has also recently offered transfer bonuses to Southwest Rapid Rewards and IHG Rewards Club . Earn Chase points with t

5 UX design research mistakes you can stop making today

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Jason Buhle Contributor Jason Buhle is a professor in the online Master of Science in the Applied Psychology program at the University of Southern California and Director of UX Strategy at AnswerLab, the largest independent consultancy exclusively focused on UX research. A recent article in Entrepreneur magazine listed “inadequate testing” as the top reason why startups fail. Inadequate testing e

Taking action for the common good

64MIT Technology Review / 8h
In 1979, a federally commissioned study led by meteorology pioneer and MIT professor Jule Charney helped alert the world to the processes driving global warming—at the time, a looming but not yet imminent threat. Today, climate change is no longer a challenge for some distant future; it is a present and accelerating crisis requiring swift, far-reaching action. There is room and reason for every o

Covid testing, MIT style

77MIT Technology Review / 8h
MELANIE GONICK Seniors arriving on campus for the fall term headed to MIT’s custom-designed covid testing trailer, which lets caregivers swab noses using gloves protruding through height-adjustable panels. On August 31, MIT Medical administered over 2,700 tests—more than many states did that day—and topped that with a record 4,979 tests on September 14. Of the 22,176 tests given at MIT between Au

PS5 games will be region-free

PlayStation 5 PS5 Sony
500+Engadget / 8h
It’s finally launch week for the new generation of consoles and Sony has cleared up a ton of lingering questions about the PlayStation 5 in an exhaustive FAQ . It covered a lot of ground but perhaps the biggest takeaway is that . So, you won’t have to worry about whether games you import from another country will run on your new, oddly-shaped console . PlayStation 4 games were also region-free. I

Turn your bike into a stationary bike with this stand

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Turn your bike into an indoor workout powerhouse with the Alpcour Bike Trainer Stand , on sale for $200 as of Nov. 9. Getting outside to bike in winter weather is a difficult task. But there's a solution for those who want to spin in all types of weather. The Alpcour Bike Trainer Stand is a stainless steel indoor bike stand that converts your mountain or road bike into a stable, smooth-rid

Qatar Airways launches ‘basic’ business class fares

The Points Guy / 8h
Many airlines around the world have been offering “basic” economy fares for several years now. Unfortunately, some airlines have begun capitalizing on a new trend of offering basic business-class fares. Qatar Airways is the latest airline to introduce basic business-class fares. The new unbundled fares don’t include lounge access or advance seat selection, as first discovered by Executive Travell

Comcast takes on Ring with its own DIY home security system

Comcast Self Protection
60Engadget / 8h
Not everyone needs a professionally installed home security service, something that’s led to the success of do-it-yourself solutions like Ring and SimpliSife. Today, Comcast is entering the DIY home security free with Self Protection, a new product for Xfinity Internet subscribers which includes 24/7 video recording for $10 a month without a contract. You just need to pick up one of the company’s

Tech-forward auto insurance may save you money and headaches

80Engadget / 8h
We all think we’re perfect drivers, but the reality is that accidents happen and they’re expensive. Out-of-pocket expenses for property damage or bodily injury are way higher than the average person can afford. That’s why car insurance is mandatory in almost every state. Simply pay your premium every month, and your insurance provider will cover the damages if and when they occur. For most custom

6 Excellent Jennifer Jason Leigh Sci-Fi Performances

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Jennifer Jason Leigh is incredibly versatile , with a career that’s spanned wildly different movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High , Anomalisa , Single White Female , The Hudsucker Proxy , Dolores Claiborne , and The Hateful Eight . She’s not always the lead, and the films she’s in are not always masterpieces—but she… Read more...

AMD Radeon RX 6800 may be 50% faster than GeForce RTX 3090 for cryptomining

AMD Radeon RX 6800 RR6
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The AMD Radeon RX 6800 is reportedly 50% faster than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 in crypto-mining, raising the prospect of a cryptomining gold rush on the new GPUs once they go on sale.

OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Edition leak shows neon-styled design

OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The OnePlus Watch Cyberpunk 2077 Edition may have been revealed in leaked images showing branded watch straps that look a lot like the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk Edition.

Zoom agrees to bolster security following FTC settlement

Zoom Settles FTC Security
100+Engadget / 8h
Since it exploded in popularity at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has promised to address the more glaring security and privacy issues that are a part of its video meeting software. And now the company has a regulatory incentive to do exactly that. As part of a new proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its privacy practices, the company must establish an in

The iPhone 12 mini feels like coming home

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
SlashGear / 8h
The iPhone 12 mini feels like a throwback, and a glorious one at that. Nestling into your hand, its compact body unexpectedly light, it’s a reminder of the days many assumed were long gone, when smartphones were little larger overall than their dumb-phone predecessors. In the process, though, it also upends attempts over the past few years to give users … Continue reading

Quantify Your YouTube Premium Addiction With the Android App's Stats Page

20How-To Geek / 8h
YouTube Premium comes with plenty of benefits, and while we’re not fans of YouTube Music,” you can still find lots to like (especially ad-free YouTube videos). If you don’t believe it, the company is adding a new feature that lays out how much you’ve benefited from the service, and other useful features you may not be using. Specifically, it shows the number of ad-free videos and music you’ve enj

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscribers Get a Free Month of Disney+

How-To Geek / 8h
With the new Xbox Series X and Series X launching this month, and their deep integration with the Game Pass subscription service, there are sure to be a bunch of new users of the latter soon. They’ll get a little bonus when they sign up for Game Pass: a free month of the Disney+ streaming service served on top. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Virgin Hyperloop Successfully Completed a Test With Human Passengers

Virgin Hyperloop Two
200+How-To Geek / 8h
Hyperloop travel has been a pipe dream (pun intended) ever since Elon Musk proposed the travel alternative in a whitepaper in 2013. Imagine the vacuum tubes at a bank, only with people in them traveling hundreds of miles per hour. Now in the biggest step forward for the idea yet, Virgin Hyperloop just completed a test launch with actual human passengers in the pod. Read This Article on Review Gee

The New Google Nest Smart Thermostat is on Sale for the First Time at $113

20How-To Geek / 8h
If you’re looking to upgrade to a smart thermostat, now’s your chance! The Google Nest Smart Thermostat is on sale at Amazon for just $112.99, down from its normal price of $129. The programmable Wi-Fi thermostat is just half the price of its previous iteration, though it lacks the “Learning” feature. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Zoom Settles With FTC for Allegedly Lying to Everyone About Encryption

Zoom Settles FTC Security
42Gizmodo / 8h
It’s a bad day to be Zoom.

McDonald’s Is Making a Huge, High Tech Push Into Fake Meats

McDonald’s McPlant
2KFuturism / 8h
McPlant Fast food chain McDonald’s is making a huge push into plant-based foods with a “platform” it’s calling McPlant . New menu items based on it, including a sandwich, will be made available next year, according to USA Today . “McPlant is crafted exclusively for McDonald’s, by McDonald’s,” Ian Borden, McDonald’s international president, said during a Monday meeting with investors. “In the futu

Slingbox discontinued, services sunsetting

81SlashGear / 8h
Slingbox will no longer function as of November 9, 2022. Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH, announced that they were closing shop on November 9, 2020. At that time, they said that all Slingbox servers will be permanently taken offline 24 months after the discontinued announcement date (which is, again, November 9, 2020). When November arrives in 2022, ALL Slingbox … Continue reading

Save 25% on a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD and Say Goodbye to Lengthy Load Times Once and for All

56Gizmodo / 8h
Samsung 1TB 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD | $150 | Adorama Read more...

Save 25% on a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD and Say Goodbye to Lengthy Load Times Once and for All

56Lifehacker / 8h
Samsung 1TB 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD | $150 | Adorama Read more...

Get 30% bonus points when you transfer Ultimate Rewards to British Airways Avios

The Points Guy / 8h
Today, Chase and British Airways announced a new transfer 30% transfer bonus. You will get a 30% bonus on all transfers processed by 11:59 pm ET on Dec. 9, 2020. This transfer bonus applies to transfers to AerLingus AerClub, British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus. All three of these programs participate in the Avios program. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up

Sony confirms three PS5 games arriving early 2021, Horizon Forbidden West coming later

Sony HFW Horizon 2021
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In a launch ad, Sony hints at early 2021 release windows for Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Returnal, but Horizon Forbidden West will come in the second half of next year.

Arctic Researchers Are Racing Against Time to Retrieve Acoustic Devices on the Seafloor

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Last summer, researchers anchored underwater listening devices to the bottom of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic. Now, they’re making the treacherous journey to pull them up to see what they can teach us about the climate crisis. Read more...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now has Disney Plus as a perk – but don't get too excited

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A new user-only free trial of Disney Plus is now available to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

I'm Tired of Broken Smart Homes

Google Philips Hue Nest
77Gizmodo / 8h
While smart homes can be pretty convenient, they also require a certain type of never-ending vigilance. Specifically, you have to keep up with which companies support what platforms, and if any mergers or acquisitions have royally screwed your entire setup. Then, you have to decide whether you’re going to go through… Read more...

The best cheap VPN just became even better value thanks to this Black Friday deal

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Surfshark's effective monthly price is now a jaw-dropping $2.21 USD. That's an incredible deal on one of the world's best VPNs.

YouTube Music puts more focus on personalized playlists

53Engadget / 9h
YouTube Music is upping its playlist game . It now offers many more personalized mixes tailored to your moods and activities. You'll see up to seven My Mix playlists on the Home screen, all of which are updated daily. Each of them includes hours of music from a variety of artists, with a blend of old favorites and new songs that are thematically linked for you to (hopefully) enjoy. You can also c

Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters Sues Photographer Who Captured Them in the Act

100+Gizmodo / 9h
In a delightful act of copyright justice, Mark and Patricia McCloskey—the personal injury attorneys who became infamous for aiming firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters this summer from their castle mansion’s pristine lawn—have reportedly been sent a $1,500 bill for attempting to profit off one of the photos of… Read more...

Does This Mean We Have a Vaccine?

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Pfizer and BioNTech announced today that their vaccine candidate appears to be 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 in the volunteers in their study. It’s encouraging news, but there’s still a long way to go between this announcement and an actually effective, available vaccine. Read more...

How to Stay Motivated When Working From Home

65Lifehacker / 9h
The adjustment to working remotely goes beyond eliminating your commute, practicing proper Zoom etiquette , and dealing with having no clear start or end to your workday. Working remotely—especially if you’ve never done it before—can also impact your sense of purpose, according to Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski , an… Read more...

Air Canada cancels orders for some of its Airbus A220s, Boeing 737 MAXes

43The Points Guy / 9h
Air Canada will be a smaller airline for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus pandemic, executives said Monday. The Montreal-based carrier has cancelled orders for nearly two dozen combined Airbus A220s and Boeing 737 MAX jets — the backbones of its future narrow-body fleet. The move, announced during Air Canada’s third quarter earnings call on Monday, follows a dramatic decline in t

Unsettling Robot Grips Like an Elephant’s Trunk

Gripper Like Elephant
200+Futurism / 9h
Robo-Dumbo A team of scientists built a tentacle-like robot gripper that they say is more sensitive than a conventional claw or hand-shaped machine — because it wraps around and delicately constricts objects like a python or an elephant’s trunk. Modeling an elephant’s complex musculature allows it to snugly grip delicate or hard-to-reach objects, according to a press release , in a new, gentler p

PS5 Remote Play app keeps PS4 useful in next generation

PS5 PlayStation 4 RP
SlashGear / 9h
With the PlayStation 5 launching later this week, there might be some folks out there who are planning to pick up one of those and get rid of their PS4 in the process. It makes sense to do something like that – after all, most PlayStation 4 games will be playable on PlayStation 5, and selling your PS4 means that … Continue reading

Inventor of the World Wide Web wants to ensure you have total control over your data

Tim Solid Berners-Lee
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Sir Tim Berners-Lee's startup Inrupt wants to give users greater control over their data through its Solid Pods.

Get fast money for your space startup at TC Sessions Space this December

81TechCrunch / 9h
One of the most challenging aspects of running your space startup is access to capital. At TC Sessions Space (December 16-17) , we’re bringing together some of the top space funding programs to help founders discover how they can tap into grant money to fuel their startups. Each grant program will have 30 minutes for founders to find out how to get access to their funds. Afterward, you can set up

Walk through Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces at this immersive exhibit ― Future Blink

Mashable / 9h
A museum in Indianapolis is launching the largest exhibit in its history: An immersive digital display of Vincent van Gogh's paintings spanning nearly 30,000 square feet. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Arts , Museums , Vincent Van Gogh , and Immersive Experiences

Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Hmd Nokia 8 Verizon
SlashGear / 9h
Nokia’s been in a long, strange journey over the past decade. They’ve gone from the top – the most well-known phone maker around the world – down to (nearly) the bottom. Over the past couple of years, the Nokia brand’s been restored, somewhat, to its former glory. Creating phones that run Android at the same time as they create feature … Continue reading

McDonald's announces a new plant-based burger and they named it the McPlant

McDonald’s McPlant
200+Mashable / 9h
There's a new burger coming to McDonald's menus in 2021, and it's already creating excitement among vegan, vegetarian, and environmentally-conscious fast food lovers. The new plant-based burger, called the McPlant, was first reported by USA Today on Monday. It was crafted as part of McDonald's new " Accelerating the Arches " growth strategy, in which the company has pledged to focus on better ser

GameStop's Black Friday preview features game bundles, next-gen console restocks, and more

GameStop Black Friday 2020
24Mashable / 9h
GameStop released its Black Friday preview ad on Nov. 9, featuring multiple sales throughout the month of November leading up to the year's biggest shopping event. Next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be available in limited quantities, plus doorbusters on game bundles, and more. TOP GAMESTOP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle with 3 months o

Early-bird savings ends this Friday for TC Sessions Space 2020

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Could there be a tech sector more thrilling and daunting than space? We think not. If that’s your orbit, don’t miss TC Sessions: Space 2020 on December 16-17. It’s where you’ll find the industry’s greatest thinkers, makers, shakers and investors. More on that in a minute. Right now, a reminder that the $125 admission price remains in play for just five more days. Buy your Early-Bird ticket — and

You'll Want to Make This Spicy Cranberry Mustard All Year Long

53Lifehacker / 9h
I have always felt that cranberry sauce is bigger than Thanksgiving . Though it plays an important role on turkey day—ensuring our palates don’t get oversaturated with salt, fat, and sage—the sweet, tangy condiment can be used to balance rich, savory foods all year long. It’s especially palate-cleansing when paired… Read more...

This Tongue-Like Robot Gripper Can Slurp Its Way Into Tight Spaces

Gripper Like Elephant
28Gizmodo / 9h
In another example of unsettling biomimicry, engineering researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney were inspired by an elephant’s trunk and designed what looks more like a robotic tongue that can firmly grasp objects by wrapping around them like a snake. Read more...

It Looks Like Sony Made a Remote Play App for Streaming PS5 Games on the PS4

Sony Remote Play Ps4
24Gizmodo / 9h
For any PS4 owners who have already purchased or are planning on upgrading to a PS5 , you may not want to throw your old console in the junkheap just yet as it appears Sony has made an app that allows you to stream games from the PS5 to the PS4. Read more...

MSCHF’s Push Party raises an unconventional seed round at a $200 million valuation

100+TechCrunch / 9h
As part of its latest stunt, MSCHF, a venture-backed creative studio that’s smarter and more audacious than most, is poking a little fun at the venture industry itself and perhaps publications like TechCrunch too. The startup has spun out a rather simplistic app into a separate company and raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from a very real venture capital firm at an eye-popping $200 mi

Air Arabia Maroc’s Unbelievably Long 171 Mile Flight

77One Mile at a Time / 9h
It’s not unusual for a flight to enter a holding pattern due to congestion or weather, but I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. An Air Arabia Maroc Airbus A320 operated a pretty incredible flight about a week ago. The 10-year-old Airbus A320 with the registration code CN-NMG was scheduled for a domestic flight within Morocco, from Tangier to Nador. This is a flight that covers a dista

Dell XPS 13: don't miss this $170 price cut on a wildly powerful upgraded spec

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Dell's latest Black Friday sale features an awesome $170 price cut on an upgraded 2019 Dell XPS 13, though probably not for long.

Meet the animal trainer behind this all-bird rock band

20Mashable / 9h
Animal trainer Samantha Martin made a career out of her cat rock band and circus troupe . Now, with her time at home during quarantine, Martin has trained a band of geese and turkeys. Their all-important band name? "The Fowl Band." Read more... More about Entertainment , Mashable Video , Pets , Birds , and Rock And Roll

The First-Ever Passengers Just Rode a Functional Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop Two
4KFuturism / 9h
Hyperloop Hype In the middle of the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas, the first-ever passengers just rode a Hyperloop . Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop’s director of passenger experience, and Josh Giegel the project’s co-founder, rode the futuristic levitating pod through a 500-meter test track, accelerating up to 107 mph in just 6.25 seconds, rivaling some of the fastest production cars ever made

McDonalds is making its own plant-based burger

McDonald’s McPlant
300+Engadget / 9h
and other meatless menu items. The company will start to test the McPlant products in some markets next year. "In the future, McPlant could extend across a line of plant-based products including burgers, chicken-substitutes and breakfast sandwiches," the company's international president Ian Borden said at an investor meeting on Monday, according to USA Today . The company says the McPlant burge

Lowe's is a smart home destination now, judging by its Black Friday ad

GameStop Black Friday 2020
40Mashable / 9h
All bets are off in the 2020 Black Friday season. Lowe's, a traditionally predictable store, is one of the retailers shaking things up. The home improvement store is no longer just your parents' destination for power tools and ginormous artificial Christmas trees dressed in fake snow and berries. Smart home devices and vacuums could technically be home improvement, right? At least, that's what Lo

retropopcult: Detroit Drugstore by Robert Frank, 1955

Music, Arts & Literature / 9h
retropopcult : Detroit Drugstore by Robert Frank, 1955

Get ready for holiday cooking with these Le Creuset deals

Mashable / 9h
These are the best Le Creuset deals this week: OUR TOP PICK: Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Wide Dutch Oven — save $130 BEST FOR TEA: Enamel On Steel Whistling Tea Kettle — save $25 BEST FOR GRILLING: Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Round Grill — save $70 After the year that we've all been through, comfort food is a must. Luckily, the holidays are always sure to bring out some of the best f

Robotic surgery gives doctors new savvy

68MIT Technology Review / 10h
Jeffrey Gum remembers his early-career surgeries with wonder. “We dissected a lot of muscle off the bone,” says Gum, an adult and pediatric spine surgeon at the Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky. That resulted in “more blood loss than we’d prefer and big reconstructive surgeries.” With a traditional, open surgery, a patient could take six months to a year to recover. At that

Europe is adopting stricter rules on surveillance tech

300+MIT Technology Review / 10h
The European Union has agreed to stricter rules on the sale and export of cyber-surveillance technologies like facial recognition and spyware. After years of negotiations, the new regulation will be announced today in Brussels. Details of the plan were reported in Politico last month. The regulation requires companies to get a government license to sell technology with military applications; call

Gamer Girls Grab an Aukey Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, 20% Off

32Gizmodo / 10h
Aukey Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | $40 | Amazon | Promo code XW3AK636 Aukey XL RBG Mouse Pad | $17 | Amazon | Promo code 66CSOJOE Read more...

The Vizio OLED TV is unmissable at this price, whatever Black Friday may hold

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Black Friday TV deals have started already, and this Vizio OLED TV discount is better than anything we expected.

Pokemon GO Jigglypuff Spotlight Hour starts this week

24SlashGear / 10h
This week the next “Spotlight Hour” is ready to roll in Pokemon GO. The next event will take place on November 10, 2020, from the hours of 6 until 7PM local time. That means that no matter where you are, once the bell tolls 6 PM (aka 18:00 hours), it’ll be time for all the Jigglypuff you can handle! In … Continue reading

The 50,000 Pounds Of First Class Nuts United And American Quit Buying? We Bought Them All!

55View from the Wing / 10h
Stuck with huge inventory that airlines weren't buying during the pandemic, the small business that supplies first class nuts to United and American was on the verge of going under. The owner said they had "50,000 pounds of nuts American Airlines and United didn’t want!" Word got out where to buy the nut mixes and grounded frequent flyers bought them all! Continue reading ...

2022 Hyundai Tucson: Moving the Game Forward

2022 Hyundai Tucson
20SlashGear / 10h
Sport-utility vehicles are at the heart of American buyers, and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is aiming to move the SUV game forward with its bold, new design. The new Tucson gave me the same giddy sensation upon first laying my eyes on the sixth-gen Sonata back in 2009. And similar to how the all-new eight-gen Sonata is changing sedans with … Continue reading

YouTube copies Spotify’s ‘Daily Mixes’ with its new ‘My Mix’ feature

100+TechCrunch / 10h
YouTube Music is taking another cue from Spotify with today’s launch of a set of personalized playlists that are essentially YouTube Music’s own take on Spotify’s “Daily Mixes.” Each of these new “My Mix” playlists will feature a different aspect of a user’s tastes and interests, allowing users to dive in to a particular vibe or music genre. Up to seven of these new “My Mix” playlists will be fea

Spora Health launches primary care network for Black people and people of color

100TechCrunch / 10h
A number of healthcare disparities exist for Black people in America, but they can oftentimes go unaddressed due to the lack of education and understanding among medical professionals. Spora Health , which launches today for patients in Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida, aims to fix that. “An equitable healthcare system has never existed in America, especially for Black folks and that

Score a Samsung Galaxy Tab for under $99 — for one day only

36Mashable / 10h
SAVE $100: Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for only $99 through Nov. 9. Early Black Friday deals are rolling in, and for one day only, you can score a Samsung Galaxy Tab E for $100 off. This brings the price down to just $99. Whether you're looking for a cheap tablet to give as a holiday gift, or just want another useful device in your home, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E is a solid budget choice — especi

Phison's new tech will push PCIe 4.0 SSDs to extreme speeds

Phison E18 4.0 SSD
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Phison's E17 SSD controller pushes the limits of what PCIe 4.0 SSDs can do, with up to 7GB/s of raw speed.

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro hits $5 billion valuation on fresh funding of $500 million

Delivery Nuro $500M
300+TechCrunch / 10h
Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup founded by two former Google engineers, has raised $500 million, suggesting that investors still have an appetite for long-term pursuits such as robotics and automated vehicle technology. Nuro now has a post-money valuation of $5 billion. The Series C round was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., with participation from new in

Cookware startup Great Jones raises $1.75M as it expands into bakeware

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Great Jones is expanding into a new area of the kitchen tomorrow, with what co-founder and CEO Sierra Tishgart described as the startup’s biggest launch since it released its first products two years ago . Ahead of launching the new bakeware line, Great Jones is announcing that it has raised $1.75 million in new funding. The money comes from notable figures in the e-commerce world — Fellow founde

What we expect from Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ Mac event

Apple Mac One Intel
100+TechCrunch / 10h
Macs . Okay, great. We’re done here. Okay, fine. Yes, Apple has all but loudly declared that, five months after making a big silicon Mac reveal back at WWDC, the first models will finally be arriving at this week’s big event. Which models and precisely what kind of upgrades are coming is still up in the air, after months of rumors. It’s also worth noting here that, in spite of the fact that Apple

Apple supplier Pegatron found using illegal student labor in China

Apple iPhone Pegatron
400+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Employees line up for row call before their shift starts at a Pegatron Corp. factory in Shanghai, China, on Friday, April 15, 2016. Apple has reprimanded one of its largest manufacturers after a Financial Times investigation found that thousands of student interns had worked overtime to assemble iPhones, in breach of Chinese law. After being contacted by the FT, Apple said it had stoppe

The Green New Deal Didn't Sink Democrats

2KGizmodo / 10h
The dust hasn’t even settled on the 2020 election (stares intently at Georgia’s two Senate runoffs), but the sniping has already begun. Establishment House Democrats who have either spent decades in Congress or ran as conservative Democrats spent the end of last week blaming progressives for the party running behind … Read more...

Halo 4 lands on PC this month, completing the Master Chief Collection

Halo 4 November 17
26SlashGear / 10h
Throughout the year, 343 Industries has been releasing the Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. This is a process that has happened game-by-game, beginning with Halo: Reach back in December and then working through the original Halo games beginning with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Most recently, we saw Halo 3: ODST join the Master Chief Collection lineup, which means … Continue reading

9 super easy ways to save points when traveling to a new city

The Points Guy / 10h
Exploring new cities is one of my favorite things. There’s something about the thrill of flying in late in the day, walking around the city at dusk and waking up in a hotel, ready to see sights in the daylight that keeps me coming back for more. Consequently, another one of my other favorite things to do is redeem miles. I’ve almost exclusively traveled on points and miles over the past few years

Amazon's early Black Friday deals are great news for PC gamers

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PC gamers don't have to wait for Black Friday, as Amazon has already cut the price of numerous Razer peripherals.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is here

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For the yogis, swimmers, golfers, runners, cyclists and everything in between

What the iPhone 12 Pro Max reviews tell us that Apple didn’t

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
SlashGear / 10h
Reviews are out for the full collection of iPhone 12 devices for the tail end of 2020. As such, today we’re taking a peek at the biggest and most extravagant of the set, the iPhone 12 Pro Max. We’re taking special care here to point out the ways in which the iPhone 12 Pro Max is different from the other … Continue reading

Doomscrolling again? Here are five ways to cut back.

32Mashable / 10h
Trust us, your eyes don't need to be glued to your social media feed right now. We've outlined some practical ways to unplug from your never-ending, always-changing feeds. Read more... More about Mashable Video , How To , Social Media , Unplugged , and Social Media Wellness

NASA Data Appears to Show That Giant Asteroid Is Hollow

1KFuturism / 10h
Kinder Surprise After years of orbiting and eventually touching down to gather samples from the asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has made another surprising discovery. Bennu, a rapidly spinning space rock orbiting near the Earth, seems to be hollow, according to a press release . Not only that, but scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder who analyzed new data from the lander

How to Use Incognito Mode in Google Chrome for Android

49How-To Geek / 10h
Google Chrome was one of the first browsers to support a built-in private-browsing mode. Incognito mode is now available in Chrome on every platform, including Android. We’ll show you how to use this important privacy feature. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

T-Mobile's $50 Home Internet Program Expands to 130 More Cities

Mobile Home Internet 130
36How-To Geek / 10h
T-Mobile’s Home Internet program is a lifeline for people living in rural America. At just $50 a month, the LTE-based service is an affordable alternative to cable internet or DSL, with no data caps, service fees, or contracts. Now, T-Mobile is expanding its Home Internet service to an extra 130 cities and towns across the US. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Philips Hue Will End Support for "Works With Nest" on November 17

Google Philips Hue Nest
21How-To Geek / 10h
In what shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, Philips Hue will end support for the Works with Nest program on November 17. In some ways, it’s more surprising that it didn’t happen sooner. After all, Google already announced it wants to kill Works with Nest in favor of Google Assistant. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Massive Nokia 8 V Comes to Verizon for $700, 64MP Camera In Tow

Nokia 8 5G Verizon
24How-To Geek / 10h
Nokia-branded phones are still pretty rare on this side of the Atlantic, especially outside of the budget category. Verizon’s trying to shift the trend: it’s announced the Nokia 8 V 5G UW (which I’m told we can shorten to “Nokia 8 V” to stop everyone’s eyes from rolling). It’s launching on the network for $700 today on Thursday, November 12th. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: 11 Beauty Advent Calendars for Makeup Lovers

How-To Geek / 10h
A beauty advent calendar that’s full of products and adorable to look at makes the perfect gift for anyone who’s into skincare or makeup. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

T-Mobile expands LTE home internet to over 130 more cities

Mobile Home Internet 130
100+Engadget / 10h
T-Mobile’s home internet trial has come a long way from 2019, or even earlier this year . The carrier has rolled out the LTE-based service to over 130 extra cities spread around the states of Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin. As before, the $50 service doesn’t include data caps or rental fees, and you install it yourself. T

Nuts: People Have Bought 50 Tons Of Airline Nuts

100+One Mile at a Time / 10h
I’m not sure whether people just wanted to support a struggling business, really love airline mixed nuts, or a combination of both… The challenging airline nut business It’s not just airlines that have been impacted by the decline in air travel, but also all the businesses relying on them, ranging from Boeing to the companies that supply mixed nuts to airlines . Several months back I wrote about

New Star Wars TV show on Disney Plus sounds very different to The Mandalorian

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We've learned more about the new Star Wars series from the co-creator of Netflix's Russian Doll.

Mass Effect remaster on Switch: why did Nintendo’s console miss out?

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There’s a Mass Effect trilogy remaster on its way – but not, it seems, for Nintendo Switch.

Virgin Media just gave broadband customers a massive free speed boost

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Broadband boost anyone? Virgin Media is dishing them out for free to customers on the Ultimate Oomph setups.

McDonald’s McPlant fake-meat burger is coming next year [Updated]

McDonald’s McPlant
SlashGear / 11h
McDonald’s is working on a fake meat product of its own, with “McPlant” set to offer a plant-based alternative to its usual beef burgers, chicken nuggets, and fish options. The development, announced during the fast food company’s financial results today, could put McDonald’s on a collision course with faux-flesh startups like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Their rise in prominence … Continue

After 8 years, 'Halo 4' hits PC on November 17th

Halo 4 November 17
92Engadget / 11h
Halo 4 , the first game in the series developed by 343 Industries, is making its way to Windows PCs on November 17th, Microsoft announced today . The remastered version of the game will be the final addition to the Master Chief Collection , which was released last year and has slowly added new Halo entries since then. Perhaps more important for many gamers though, that remastered bundle of games

Fight and Hack the System In Watch Dogs: Legion, Now Just $42 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X

36Gizmodo / 11h
Watch Dogs: Legion (Xbox One & Xbox Series X/S) | $42 | Eneba | Use code DOGSLEGION30 Read more...

What happens to high-flying startups if the pandemic trade flips?

200+TechCrunch / 11h
So much can change in a day. This morning, news that a trial COVID-19 vaccine candidate had an effective rate of more than 90% shook the financial world . The Pfizer vaccine is reportedly so effective, the company “will have manufactured enough doses to immunize 15 to 20 million people” by the end of the year, according to the New York Times , appears to have given investors the green light to pi

Icy moon Europa may glow in the dark, experiments suggest

Jupiter NASA Europa
88Mashable / 11h
By replicating conditions that may be present on the surface of Europa , one of Jupiter's dozens of moons, scientists found that this icy orb might glow. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) created glowing pieces of ice by freezing water and various water/salt solutions that are most likely to be present on Europa down to 100 Kelvin (-279.67 degrees Fahrenheit) and hitting them w

Sorry, you can’t move your discontinued copy of PT to the PS5

PlayStation 5 Sony PS4
80Ars Technica / 11h
PT Enlarge / PT scenes like this will not be viewable on the PS5, even though they were briefly during the prerelease period. Remember PT ? The free "playable trailer" was released for the PS4 back in 2014 to promote a Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro-led Silent Hill sequel featuring Norman Reedus. But when that project was cancelled in 2015 , the demo was removed from the PlayStation Store, e

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

Zoom Settles FTC Security
100+TechCrunch / 11h
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption was stronger than it actually was. Cast your mind back earlier this year at the height of the pandemic lockdown, which forced millions to work from home

The Future of McDonald's Is in the Drive-Thru Lane

1KWired / 11h
The fast food chain is radically rethinking what the Golden Arches experience looks like, from a new loyalty program to more high-tech drive-thrus.

Monday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Watch Dogs: Legion, Crest 3D Whitestrips, Fenty Beauty Lipstick, Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill, James Bond Blu-ray Set, and More

76Gizmodo / 11h
Apple’s AirPods Pro and Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox One & Series X/S lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

How to Rent a Car if You Don’t Have a Credit Card

53Lifehacker / 11h
Car rental companies tend to be cautious about lending out assets worth tens of thousands of dollars each, so they traditionally require a credit card to rent a car. But it’s now easier to rent a car using a debit card, too—albeit with more restrictions. Here’s a look at your options. Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Watch Dogs: Legion, Crest 3D Whitestrips, Fenty Beauty Lipstick, Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill, James Bond Blu-ray Set, and More

76Lifehacker / 11h
Apple’s AirPods Pro and Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox One & Series X/S lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Second Cable Fails at Arecibo, Causing Even More Damage to Famed SETI Dish

Arecibo Puerto Rico
1KGizmodo / 11h
Another cable has fallen onto the reflector dish at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, in yet another frustrating setback for this beloved facility. Read more...

Amazon opens a rewards program for Flex delivery drivers

66Engadget / 11h
Amazon has started a rewards program for Flex drivers . Depending on how much work they carry out for Amazon, they may be able to take advantage of a preferred scheduling feature. That could make it easier for them to get work and perhaps persuade them to spend more time working for Flex than other gig economy platforms such as Uber, Lyft or Instacart. Contractors who work for Flex make Amazon an

Earn a free $5 gift card by watching a movie or show on Prime Video

62Mashable / 11h
GET $5 CREDIT: As of Nov. 9, Amazon Prime members can earn a free $5 gift card by watching a movie or show on Prime Video. As if you needed another reason to stay inside these days. For a limited time, Amazon Prime members can score a free $5 credit just for watching any movie or show that's included with Prime — the new Borat sequel , season 2 of The Boys , the 2008 hit romantic fantasy film Twi

Mando Mondays unboxing time: Credits Collection exclusives, plush baby Yoda!

SlashGear / 11h
Today we’re taking a peek at a box of products sent by Disney in celebration of the continuing release of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Season 2. The products we’ve got today span the series, including the first version of our hero Mando (Din Djarin), IG-11, Cara Dune, a Heavy Infantry Mandalorian, and a Death Trooper. And guess who came along … Continue reading

Uzabase sells Quartz to the site’s CEO and staff

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Quartz is going private, with co-founder and CEO Zach Seward buying the business news site from its current owner Uzabase. In his post announcing the deal , Seward described the move as a management buyout that will also see Editor in Chief Katherine Bell and the rest of the Quartz staff taking equity in the new company. “Most of the time, I hope, Quartz’s finances and our corporate parentage are

McDonald’s to launch a McPlant vegetarian option

McDonald’s McPlant
300+TechCrunch / 11h
McDonald’s is developing what it calls a plant-based platform called the McPlant that will debut in markets around the world early next year, according to a report in USA Today . In an investor meeting, McDonald’s announced that it had worked to develop its McPlant formulation exclusively. “McPlant is crafted exclusively for McDonald’s, by McDonald’s,” Ian Borden, McDonald’s international preside

Apple Music adds 10 new playlists aimed at Gen Z, including one with TikTok hits

88TechCrunch / 11h
Apple Music is targeting Gen Z users in its battle with Spotify . On Friday, Apple launched 10 new Apple Music playlists focused on the music interests of Gen Z users — including one playlist that features the latest tracks to go viral across social media apps like TikTok. Other playlists feature emerging artists and sounds, experimental or cross-genre selections or music by mood — like playlists

Save 15% off Alienware Aurora gaming PCs in the Dell early Black Friday Sale

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These 15% off discount codes can save you some serious cash this holiday season.

Save £30 on the four new iPhone 12 devices with these exclusive deals

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
All four iPhone 12 devices are now available, and this code saves you money on iPhone 12, 12 Mini and Pro deals.

Stellantis logo revealed as FCA and PSA prepare to merge

PSA Fiat Stellantis
SlashGear / 11h
Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge parent FCA, and Europe’s PSA Groupe have revealed the new logo for their Stellantis merger, and while the deal hasn’t closed yet, there’s certainly no shortage of verbiage about the design. Announced back in October 2019, the merging will create the fourth largest global automaker OEM in terms of vehicle sales, with Stellantis a clean fifty-fifty … Continue reading

How Excited Should You Be About the Pfizer Vaccine News?

Pfizer Vaccine 90%
100+Gizmodo / 11h
On Monday, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that its experimental vaccine against the coronavirus that causes covid-19 was shown to be highly effective in an early analysis of its ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial. The data underlying these results has yet to be verified by outside scientists and is preliminary,… Read more...

'Horizon Forbidden West' arrives in the second half of 2021

Sony HFW Horizon 2021
200+Engadget / 11h
Guerilla Games and Sony have been shy about Horizon Forbidden West ’s release date other than a vague 2021 window , but they’re getting a little bit clearer. As Kotaku explains , Sony has shared a PlayStation 5 launch video indicating that Forbidden West will arrive sometime in the second half of 2021. While that’s still not very specific, it makes clear that you shouldn’t expect the open world P

How eSIM is revolutionizing mobile and IoT

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
eSIMs are digitally downloaded to new customers within a few seconds of sign-up, making for a fully seamless experience anywhere in the world.

This is not a drill. AirPods Pro are at their lowest ever price ahead of Black Friday.

Apple 2020 14.2 Macbooks
36Mashable / 11h
SAVE $55: As of Nov. 9, get the Apple AirPods Pro for the cheapest we've ever seen them — just $194. This deal is no joking matter. Apple's iconic (and highly coveted) AirPods Pro are only $194 in this early Black Friday deal. According to price tracker Camelcamelcamel, this is the lowest price the AirPods Pro have ever been since they launched in 2019. It's just $5 cheaper than their previous al

Somehow This Flexible Camera Strap Turns Into a Rigid Camera Support at the Flip of a Switch

33Gizmodo / 11h
After buying a nice camera, it doesn’t take long to amass a mountain of “necessary” accessories to help you get the perfect shot. The Conda Strap is a clever alternative to a heavy backpack full of photography gear, instantly turning a flexible neck strap into a rigid camera support. Read more...

Reader Question: Can you transfer Chase Freedom cash back to an authorized user’s Ultimate Rewards account?

The Points Guy / 11h
Here’s a reader question from someone I didn’t expect to answer points and miles of questions: My mom. Ever since I got into this hobby in 2011, my mom has let me manage her loyalty and credit card accounts. I tell her which cards to apply for and she uses them for daily spending and pays them off every month. When it’s time to travel somewhere, she asks me to handle all the point transfers and r

How to Send Audio Messages Using Siri on iPhone

How-To Geek / 11h
Siri works pretty well with iMessage. You can ask Siri to send a message, and Siri will transcribe it to text for you. But what if Siri gets something wrong? Sending an audio voice message removes all confusion. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

10 ways to supercharge your website for Black Friday traffic and how to sell more of everything

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
How to prepare your website for the holiday season with GoDaddy.

Apple Suspends iPhone Maker Pegatron Over China Labor Abuses

Apple iPhone Pegatron
100+NYT > Technology / 11h
The technology giant said it had suspended future business with the iPhone assembler Pegatron pending corrective actions. The Taiwanese manufacturer broke rules limiting student employee work hours.

Spend $200 at Wayfair and get a $30 gift card to use later

Old Navy Black Friday
Mashable / 11h
Get $30: Spend $200 at Wayfair through Nov. 10 and get a $30 Wayfair gift card to spend after Nov. 23. (Hello, Black Friday deals.) Whether or not you were planning on doing some early Black Friday shopping, Wayfair has an incentive to get you to break open that wallet. If you shop now through Nov. 10 and spend at least $200, you'll get a $30 Wayfair gift card emailed to you on Nov. 23. (Psst, th launches its video podcasting platform

200+TechCrunch / 11h is a new startup with an easy-to-use platform for recording professional-quality video podcasts. In fact, although the company only recently came out of stealth , it already has a number of high-profile customers, including TechCrunch’s parent company (Verizon Media) and Hillary Clinton, who’s using to record her new podcast “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton.” “Just

Got an older Android phone? You may soon get locked out of a lot of top websites

Android Encrypt 2021
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Users of legacy Android devices may encounter problems due to the expiration of Let's Encrypt's cross-signing certification agreement.

How to Block Spam Calls on Android and iPhone

300+Lifehacker / 11h
In the time it takes you to watch the video above, you will probably receive 3-5 spam calls. Or at least it feels like that. Read more...

Alaska Airlines Appoints (Predictable) New CEO

Alaska Brad Tilden
100+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to announce a leadership change since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Ben Minicucci appointed Alaska Airlines CEO Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has announced today that Brad Tilden will retire as CEO as of March 31, 2021, though will continue to serve as chairman of the board. As of that date, Ben Minicucci, who is currently Presi

PlayStation 5 has a rough storage restriction

PlayStation 5 PS5 Sony
SlashGear / 12h
As we inch ever closer to the PlayStation 5’s release date, we’re learning more and more about it. Today’s new morsel of information concerns the capabilities of the PlayStation 5 when it comes to managing storage. On launch day at least, it seems the PlayStation 5 will have some strange limitations when it comes to transferring games between drives. So … Continue reading

How to Sneak Fortnite on Your iPhone

100+Gizmodo / 12h
Fortnite’s iOS app is still banned from Apple’s App store, but that never stopped anyone clever. Read more...

Go full-frame for under £600 with the Sony A7 in this limited-time early Black Friday deal

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The original Sony A7, with a lens, can now be picked up at a fantastic price.

Why GoDaddy's Website + Marketing + Online Store is the winning formulae

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Grow your business by transforming your website into a modern digital doorstep with GoDaddy.

Biotech Company Claims Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective

Pfizer Vaccine 90%
5KFuturism / 12h
Biotech megacorporation Pfizer announced today that its COVID-19 vaccine, a collaboration with German firm BioNTech, is “more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19,” according to a press release . “The vaccine will be available for free to all American citizens,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNN . The company’s phase 3 trial involved more 43,000 participants and was conducted double b

What to expect from Apple’s Mac event

100+Engadget / 12h
After years of speculation , Apple announced this summer that it would start using its own chips in its computers. At this year’s WWDC keynote, the company said that its 15-year partnership with Intel would soon end. In its place, new Mac models would use ARM chips, dubbed “Apple Silicon,” similar to those already found in the iPhone and iPad. CEO Tim Cook said that he expected to ship the first

Some Windows 10 users are about to be upgraded – even if they don't want to

Microsoft 10 1903 1909
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It’s the end of the line for the May 2019 Update, as official support runs out in less than a month.

American Airlines Fixes Its International Business Class Seat, Offers Less Padding In Coach

60View from the Wing / 12h
The new Boeing 787-8s American is receiving don't have exactly the same interiors as the planes that they began taking delivery of in 2015 . Reviewing a sneak peak at the interiors two things stand out to me. Continue reading ...

Which Wyndham Rewards credit card is right for you?

The Points Guy / 12h
For most people, when they think of large-scale hotel chains, Marriott and Hilton are usually top of mind. While Marriott and Hilton earn more annual revenue, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is actually the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with more than 9,000 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Wyndham’s impressive portfolio of 20 brands and

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden to retire, Ben Minicucci named next leader

Alaska Tilden Minicucci
66The Points Guy / 12h
Alaska Airlines president Ben Minicucci will be the airline’s next leader once CEO Brad Tilden steps aside next March. Tilden will continue to chair the Seattle-based carrier’s board after he steps down as CEO on March 31, 2021, Alaska said Monday. He has led the airline since 2012 and worked at Alaska for 30 years. The leadership transition is unlikely to have any immediate affect on Alaska trav

Equity Monday: Vaccine news scrambles the stock market, shakes up startups

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — a

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger Review: Useful, but expensive and underwhelming

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger
100+TechCrunch / 12h
In addition to the new iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, I was able to try out Apple’s new MagSafe Duo Charger. It’s a folding dual travel charger that will hold both an iPhone using MagSafe and an Apple Watch using its more traditional magnetic charger. Does it work? Yep, works exactly as advertised. Your iPhone will rest comfortably on the MagSafe side of the charger, aligning using the

India opens antitrust case against Google over its payments app

India CCI Antitrust Google
200+TechCrunch / 12h
India’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Google for allegedly abusing the dominant position of its app store to promote its payments service in the world’s second largest internet market. In its Monday announcement (PDF) about opening an antitrust case against Google, Indian watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it would review claims of whether the Android maker

Meet Launcher, the rocket engine builder with just eight employees

100+Ars Technica / 12h
Image from a mid-October test firing of the E-2 rocket engine injector. [credit: John Kraus/Launcher ] Max Haot is not your typical rocket scientist, and Launcher is not your typical rocket company. To be fair, Haot really isn't a rocket scientist at all. He's more of a video and technology guy, starting his career in the late 1990s by running digital operations for IMG Media and later founding L

Your PS4 can Remote Play games from the PS5

PlayStation 4 Sony PS5
200+Engadget / 12h
Your PS4 will still be useful when the PlayStation 5 arrives — if just as a way to play games on your new console. Eurogamer reports that Sony is automatically rolling out a PS5 Remote Play app to PS4 owners. You’ll have to enable Remote Play in the PS5’s settings to use it, but it’s otherwise an easy way to fire up the new system on a distant TV instead of resorting to your phone or a PC. That i

New Black Widow Details Reveal Natasha's Ties to Her Past

71Gizmodo / 12h
James Gunn got that new Xbox (oh, and he’s filming Peacemaker soon). Jurassic World: Dominion has finally finished filming. Mark Strong hypes up Cruella ’s lavishness. Leslye Headland discusses the year she’s spent prepping her new Star Wars show . Plus, a tiny new look at Monster Hunter , vampires? Spoilers… Read more...

How to choose a next-gen game console

Microsoft Xbox Sony
300+Engadget / 12h
Know someone that would love a new console this holiday season? Yeah, so do we. Figuring out what to buy them, though, can be tricky. Should you go next-gen or stick with something cheaper from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One era? There’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your budget and what, if any, kind of hardware your loved one already owns. If you’re still flummoxed by the seemingl

A battery the size of a football stadium will go online next year

20Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to Sneak Fortnite on Your iPhone

100+Lifehacker / 12h
Fortnite’s iOS app is still banned from Apple’s App store, but that never stopped anyone clever. Read more...

Start Rebuilding Your Parenting Village

100+Lifehacker / 12h
There has been a lot written recently about the deep isolation that so many parents feel, especially those who are working full-time from home with children who are also learning from home. I’ve avoided clicking on most of these pieces because it seemed futile to dwell on it. Of course we’re isolated, and it felt like… Read more...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shows 90% efficacy – What we do and don’t know

Pfizer Vaccine 90%
SlashGear / 12h
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has passed a significant milestone, with the company announcing the early results from its coronavirus trial have shown the drug to be more than 90-percent effective. It’s a strong note of confidence for the mRNA-based vaccine, though a relatively small sample size – among other factors – does mean there’s still some way to go before celebrating. … Continue reading

The Best Streaming Device on a Budget

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Run a Google search of streaming devices these days and you’re going to find a positively dizzying number of gadgets that essentially do the same thing: deliver your content. But they are all different. Some are dongles, some are sticks, and others are larger (and often pricier) streaming boxes. Some support premium… Read more...

FDA approves an app designed to treat PTSD-related nightmares

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LG CX OLED is still the best Black Friday TV deal so far

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The Black Friday TV deals have started already, and you can get hundreds off LG's flagship 4K OLED right now.

Apple’s 256GB iPad mini with LTE is 25 percent off at Amazon

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The iPad mini may not have the sleek new design that the iPad Pros and the new iPad Air have, but it remains beloved by many for its compact size. If you’ve been eyeing the mini for a while and have wanted something a bit more powerful than the base model, Amazon has a good deal going on right now. The iPad mini with 256GB of storage and WiFi + LTE connectivity is 25 percent off, bringing it down

Black Friday headphones deal knocks JBL wireless cans down to best ever price

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Get the JBL Tune 600BTNC headphones for more than half off in this early Black Friday Am