Saturday, November 21, 2020

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When AI sees a man, it thinks “official.” A woman? “Smile”

3KArs Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Sam Whitney (illustration), Getty Images) Men often judge women by their appearance. Turns out, computers do too. When US and European researchers fed pictures of members of Congress to Google ’s cloud image recognition service, the service applied three times as many annotations related to physical appearance to photos of women as it did to men. The top labels applied to men wer

The Last of Us Television Adaptation Is a Go at HBO

200+Gizmodo / 7min
From the mind behind Chernobyl and some of the folks at game developer Naughty Dog, The Last of Us , the hit PlayStation series about a fungus-based zombie apocalypse, is officially making its way to television. Read more...

PS5 orders from Amazon seemingly hit by thieves

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
PS5 orders are turning up with rice, air fryers and George Foreman grills instead.

Google Nest Mini and Amazon Echo Dot lead Argos Black Friday deals with massive price cuts

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 16min
Save on the Google Nest Mini or Amazon Echo Dot in these brilliant Argos Black Friday deals.

5 things to look out for in a cheap phone on Black Friday

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 16min
If you're hunting for a cheap phone on Black Friday, here are five tips to keep in mind about what to prioritize while you're parsing through this year's great deals.

These 10 wireless earbuds are on sale before Black Friday

Engadget / 22min
Wireless earphones are now the norm. They also are one of the hottest items to give or receive this upcoming holiday season, especially for tech enthusiasts. So, to help you avoid crowded spaces and website crashes, we've rounded up 10 incredible deals on wireless earphones and the like you can snag before Black Friday. Use coupon code SAVE15NOV at checkout to score an additional 15% off these de

What I learned on my RV trip from hell, and why it was still fun

The Points Guy / 23min
Over the course of 96 hours last week, my new RV sprung a roof leak, my son fell off a campground playground breaking his arm and my brand new 2020 Ram 1500 truck was hit while it was parked in my campsite. By the time I got home, my opinion of the trip was “I can’t wait to go camping again”. What exactly happened and what did I learn from my chaotic week? Let’s dive in. Relishing the cautionary

Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until 2022

29Engadget / 34min
Google will keep providing updates for Chrome on Windows 7 for six months longer than it originally planned. The tech giant announced in January this year that it’ll stop supporting the browser for the old Windows OS on July 15th, 2021. Now, though, the company has revealed that it’ll continue supporting Chrome for the platform until at least January 15th, 2022. In its announcement, Google says b

You need to watch this dog stampede, because 2020 has been hard enough

29Mashable / 41min
I'm tired. You're tired. We're all tired. Except for these dogs. Every single one of these dogs is the opposite of tired. They're happy, bouncy floofs who are ready to party. It's not clear where this is or why these dogs are all stacked up behind a gate. The YouTube video description simply says: "These happy dogs are all running together!" Which, accurate! But not informative. It doesn't matter

Sega's canceled VR project from the '90s gets revived by historians

41Mashable / 1h
In the early '90s, Sega had bold plans for a virtual reality headset peripheral for its Genesis console. Those plans never came to fruition, and Sega's foray into VR and the games that were developed for it never saw the light of day. Until now. Nuclear Rush , a game developed for Sega VR, has been reborn thanks to a joint effort between the Video Game History Foundation 's Rich Whitehouse and Ga

New glass-domed train in the works for Colorado to Utah Rockies route

The Points Guy / 1h
Travel + Leisure reports the same company that operates luxury, glass-domed trains in Western Canada, Rocky Mountaineer , plans to launch a new route from Denver to Moab beginning August 2021. The route, named Rockies to the Red Rocks , will be two days with one night in a hotel in Glenwood Springs. Arches National Park. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountaineer. The train ride focuses on great views in g

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Offering New Member Bonus

81One Mile at a Time / 1h
It’s fairly rare to see an airline loyalty program offer a compelling bonus for new members nowadays. Earlier I wrote about how Aegean Miles+Bonus is offering 5,000 miles to new members with no activity requirement. Well, Qatar Airways Privilege Club is also offering a solid bonus, which could be worth it if you’re not a member yet. Qatar Airways’ new member bonus At the moment Qatar Airways Priv

Games of the Generation: Control is the best time you'll have in a paranormally-warped office

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Remedy's Control is an action-adventure shooter mixing X-Files government weirdness with Mad Men retro style, good writing, fun combat, and a rubber duck.

Disney 'Peter Pan,' 'Pinocchio' remakes may skip theaters in favor of streaming

49Engadget / 1h
Disney’s shift toward streaming could have a dramatic effect on some of its highest-profile releases. Deadline sources understand the company is considering releasing live-action remakes Cruella , Peter Pan and Wendy and Pinocchio on Disney+ rather than in theaters. It’s not certain if Disney would make them free to subscribers or ask for an early access premium like it did with Mulan . Other tit

Amazon’s Prime Video Channels may soon lose HBO option

SlashGear / 1h
Amazon offers its subscribers access to ‘Prime Video Channels,’ which is a direct way for Amazon users to sign up for certain third-party video streaming services like HBO, Starz, and more. Though Prime Video Channels isn’t going anywhere, a new report suggests that WarnerMedia may remove HBO from the roster in order to bolster its competing HBO Max streaming service. … Continue reading

You can now rent an entire Great Wolf Lodge water park for you and 49 of your friends

The Points Guy / 1h
Airlines, cruises, hotels and every other company in the travel industry continue to come up with creative ideas to drive revenue during COVID-19. The latest idea I’ve stumbled upon comes from the Great Wolf Lodge in my Georgia hometown. Starting at $10,000 you can “ Own the Park ” for up to 50 guests to enjoy 2.5 hours of private park access after regular water park operating hours. You also get

Nadal vs Medvedev live stream: how to watch free ATP Finals semi-final tennis from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Here's how to get a 2020 ATP Finals live stream today and watch Nadal vs Medvedev online, as the Spaniard vies to win the tournament for the first time in 10 attempts.

Diet study finds many vegans may severely lack iodine, but not B12

SlashGear / 2h
Plant-based diets, including vegan ones, are growing in popularity as the public becomes more conscious of dietary impacts on the environment and health. The trend away from animal-based products has raised some questions and concerns about the potential health consequences of plant-based diets, ones mostly revolving around nutrients and the struggles one may face when only consuming plant foods.

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Music, Arts & Literature / 2h
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PS5 will get a key visual feature in a future system software update, confirms Sony

65TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Sony has confirmed that Variable Refresh Rate will be supported following a future system software update.

ICYMI: An in-depth look at Apple's MacBook Air M1

52Engadget / 2h
Although there weren’t quite as many new products to review this week as there were in the previous couple of weeks, the devices we did get our hands on were impressive. We put Apple’s new MacBook Air with M1 system-on-chip to the test, as well as AMD’s latest graphics cards, the Radeon 6800 and 6800XT. The gist for both is that they’re powerful and quite competitive. The new MacBook Air runs lik

'Euphoria' star Lukas Gage keeps it classy after a director's insulting Zoom fail

48Mashable / 2h
You've gotta remember to hit that mute button if you're going to talk trash. (Better yet, maybe just don't talk trash? Especially not this kind of trash.) Lukas Gage, a recurring player on HBO's Euphoria , shared a little clip on Friday from a recent Zoom call in which the unnamed "director" he met with made some unprompted comments about the appearance of Gage's apartment. The only problem? The

Apple is working on support for the Xbox Series X and Series S controllers

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
You can't use your new Xbox controllers with your Apple hardware just yet – but it's being worked on.

Mask Disputes On Planes Are Set To Skyrocket By Late Winter

40View from the Wing / 2h
Once so many people have either had Covid-19 or been vaccinated against it that it's equally likely that someone is vulnerable to it as not, restrictions on those who aren't vulnerable to the virus (and therefore cannot spread it) are going to be harder to maintain. We're going to see more people rebelling against mask requirements on planes in late March than we've seen so far. Continue reading

Half-price Black Friday deal: Amazon Echo Show smart displays get huge discounts

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Save on the Amazon Echo Show 5 and Amazon Echo show 8 smart displays this Black Friday, after a half-price discount running at Amazon.

Hitting the Books: The spectacular financial failures of Fisker Automobiles

42Engadget / 2h
Being the trailblazer of a new industry is rarely the enviable position many expect it to be. Not only must you create products, techniques and strategies from scratch, your competition is free to simply observe your failures and improve improve upon your process at a fraction of the cost to leapfrog your position within the market. So in some instances, firms in emerging industries are afforded

iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown reveals a truly huge main camera

100+Engadget / 2h
It’s no secret that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max boasts a larger main camera, but it’s now clear just how enormous that sensor really is. iFixit has posted a teardown of the iPhone 12 Pro Max that illustrates the camera size in vivid detail. While the cam itself is visibly larger, it’s the sensor-shift stabilization that puts it over the top — the full unit makes the regular 12 Pro’s main shooter lo

Saturday's Best Deals: TCL 50" 4K Smart TV, BarkBox Monthly Subscription Box, Succulents & Plants, SodaStream Kit, Fenty Poutsicle Lipsticks, and Dyson V10 Absolute

84Lifehacker / 2h
A 50-inch TCL 4K smart LED tv and a SodaStream sparkling water making kit lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Dr. Fauci Says That Santa Claus Is Immune to COVID

200+Futurism / 2h
With health officials strongly advising against traveling to see loved ones for Thanksgiving next week, this year’s holiday season is shaping up to be either lonely or dangerous. But there’s one glimmer of hope: COVID-19 won’t stop Santa from visiting millions of homes. “Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” top infectious disease

Saturday's Best Deals: TCL 50" 4K Smart TV, BarkBox Monthly Subscription Box, Succulents & Plants, SodaStream Kit, Fenty Poutsicle Lipsticks, and Dyson V10 Absolute

84Gizmodo / 2h
A 50-inch TCL 4K smart LED tv and a SodaStream sparkling water making kit lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

How to Draw Perfect Shapes on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 2h
When you’re taking handwritten notes on your iPad, you might want to draw shapes. But what if you’re not good at drawing? Here’s how to draw perfect shapes on your iPhone or iPad using the Apple Notes app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Send a Friend Some Food With DoorDash's New Gift Feature

How-To Geek / 2h
Let’s be real. We’re all scrambling to get our holiday shopping in and DoorDash wants to help. It is adding a new “send as gift” option during checkout that’ll enable you send food as a present this holiday season. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Modified Kia Sorento SUVs are ready to adventure

SlashGear / 2h
Kia has unveiled a pair of customized Sorento SUVs specifically designed to show the brand’s focus on adventure, capability, and trail readiness. The first is the Sorento Yosemite that was intended to explore high elevation locations and mountain living. It’s covered in a Pine Green matte finish with gloss and matte black accents. Kia’s other custom vehicle is the Sorento … Continue reading

Hulu UX teardown: 5 user experience fails and how to fix them

88TechCrunch / 3h
Hulu is the first major streaming platform to offer a social watching experience . And with most major league sports now being allowed to resume behind closed doors, Hulu’s combined proposition with ESPN will likely help entertain the service’s 30+ million users over the winter months. But users have a surplus in choice of streaming services right now, so how will Hulu stay competitive? With the

Panasonic is finally selling transparent OLED TVs – here’s why you won’t get one

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Electronics manufacturer Panasonic has finally started selling commercial units of its transparent OLED TVs, and it could be the start of a transparent display revolution.

Want to know what a supercomputer feels like? Then try this 224-core monster server

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Meet the world’s most powerful bare metal server right now.

The Morning After: The best deals we could find before Black Friday

43Engadget / 3h
How many of us were around for the launch of Windows 1.0 35 years ago ? Even if you weren’t, you probably experienced an iteration or two of Microsoft’s operating system along the way, but that GUI floating above MS-DOS is where things got their start. Nathan Ingraham takes us back through the history of Windows , including the highs (Windows 95, XP, 7) and the lows (Vista, Vista, Vista, 8). -- R

Douglas, the latest step toward realistic AI, is unsettling

100+Mashable / 3h
There's something off about Douglas. He's touted by his creators as the "most realistic real-time autonomous digital human in the world." If that's true, then I don't think the best the world has to offer is quite good enough. Douglas is being developed by Digital Domain , a visual effects titan that has worked on movies including Titanic and the last two Avengers releases, as well as video games

Researchers claim to have reversed the aging process using an oxygen chamber

32SlashGear / 3h
There are many uses for large devices known as hyperbaric oxygen chambers in the medical field. They can be used to treat wounds and can place a human under enough pressure that oxygen can be forced directly into the tissue without the need for blood flow. A group of researchers say they have reversed the aging process in elderly people … Continue reading

Oops: Singapore & Hong Kong Travel Bubble Postponed Hours Before Launch

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
A new travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong was supposed to kick off as of November 22 (tomorrow), but it has been postponed just hours before launch. Why the travel bubble has been delayed One condition of this new travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong was that it could be suspended in the event that either destination sees an increase in untraced coronavirus cases. There was alw

Time is luxury: Why all high-end hotels should follow The Peninsula in eliminating check-in/out times

58The Points Guy / 3h
The times, they are a-changin’. At Peninsula Hotels , one of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious hotel brands, these words from Bob Dylan ring especially true. The brand recently shared that beginning Jan. 1, 2021, it will eliminate rigid check-in and check-out times. The chain coined the new experience “Peninsula Time,” and said that “guests can arrange to have their room ready as early as

Get an HP ZBook Studio G7 for over $1700 off with this early Black Friday deal

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Get a whopping 50% off this HP ZBook Studio G7 right now during this early Black Friday deal from HP.

To Teach an AI to Pursue Goals, Scientists Made It Play an RPG

300+Futurism / 3h
Dungeon Master Artificial intelligence tools like GPT-3 can mimick human writing in a somewhat convincing way. But fundamentally, they’re learning patterns and then emulating them — they don’t understand what they’re actually doing. In order to train AI to use language with intent, scientists from Facebook and the Georgia Institute of Technology dropped an algorithm into the middle of a roleplayi

PSA: Turn Off RCS Before Switching to a New Phone

20How-To Geek / 4h
RCS is the upgraded version of SMS that’s available on many Android devices today. However, it’s still not universal, and that can cause some issues. If you’re switching phones, you may want to turn off RCS first. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts used Baby Yoda for a zero-G indicator

45SlashGear / 4h
Many science fiction and Star Wars fans would completely agree with us that The Mandalorian is the best thing to happen in the Star Wars universe in years. While Mando is certainly a draw, many people like “The Child” or Baby Yoda as he tends to be called just as much. Interestingly, the astronauts aboard the historic SpaceX Crew-1 mission … Continue reading

Recommended Reading: Apple's AR secret weapon is already in your pocket

55Engadget / 4h
Apple's secret weapon in AR is right in front of us Scott Stein, CNET Sure, Apple is supposedly working on an augmented- or mixed-reality headset that’s been rumored repeatedly, but the company is flexing its AR muscle with a device you already have. CNET explains why Apple is focused on perfecting its AR technology on iPhone and iPad to ensure success. How the US military buys location data from

Aegean Offering 5,000 Miles To New Members

52One Mile at a Time / 4h
It’s rare to see a frequent flyer program offer a significant bonus just for registering, so this is pretty noteworthy. That’s especially true when you consider that this is potentially enough miles for a one-way award. Aegean Miles+Bonus new member bonus Greek Star Alliance airline Aegean is offering a bonus of 5,000 award miles to new program members: This is valid for new registrations through

Why are nuclear plants so expensive? Safety’s only part of the story

100+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: US DOE ) Should any discussion of nuclear power go on for long enough, it becomes inevitable that someone will rant that the only reason they've become unaffordable is a proliferation of safety regulations. The argument is rarely (if ever) fleshed out—no specific regulation is ever identified as problematic, and there seems to be no consideration given to the fact that we might h

How to Figure Out a Candle's Burn Time

24Lifehacker / 4h
With fewer in-person holiday gatherings and obligatory gift-giving situations this year, you may not get your usual supply of candles. And if you’re someone who actually keeps and uses these gifted candles (instead of passing them along to the next person you have to buy a generic present for), you may need to… Read more...

Wales vs Georgia live stream: how to watch Autumn Nations Cup rugby online from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Georgia could heap more misery on Wayne Pivac's strugglers in Llanelli today. See how to get a Wales vs Georgia live stream in the Autumn Nations Cup - wherever you are in the world.

All-new Ring Doorbell drops down to just $69.99 in early Amazon Black Friday deal

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Black Friday deals are live at Amazon, and we've spotted the Ring Doorbell on sale and down to its lowest price ever.

Best Western Promo: Earn Free Night After Two Stays

100+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Best Western Rewards isn’t the most generous loyalty program out there, and for that matter Best Western doesn’t have that many aspirational properties. However, Best Western Rewards does pretty consistently offer promotions, and the latest major promotion has been launched. Best Western free night promotion Best Western Rewards is offering a free night voucher when you make two separate stays. T

How to Use an Apple HomePod as an Intercom

How-To Geek / 4h
Siri lets you use your HomePod or HomePod mini to send messages to others in your household, provided they’re within earshot of a smart speaker. This feature is called Intercom, and you can use it from any device that supports Apple’s voice assistant. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Earn $500 to Taste Test Pumpkin Pie

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Sure, you’ll be able to squeeze in a slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving after a big dinner. Or maybe, given that things will look a little different this year, you’ll skip the turkey and make a pie your main course. Either way, you’ll want to make sure that you end up with the best pumpkin pie possible. Read more...

Get triple data with this Black Friday Huawei P30 Pro deal – just £25/pm for 30GB

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
This Black Friday Huawei P30 Pro deal offers a mega 30GB for just £25 a month, tripling your data allowance for no extra cost.

Should I buy a 65-inch TV?

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
65-inch TVs are the fastest growing TV size, but also pretty massive – no wonder, then, that you might be conflicted on whether you should upgrade.

This is the cheapest ever Samsung S20 Plus deal: £41/pm, 250GB, and free upfront

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Samsung S20 deals have been going from strength to strength, but this is the best we've seen yet. It's only £41/pm for 250GB, and free upfront.

'Addams Family Values' is the only Thanksgiving movie you need in 2020

94Mashable / 5h
Thanksgiving is gonna be a weird one in the year of our lord 2020, where up is down, loving your family means staying the hell away from them, and watching a movie together virtually is probably one of the best ways to "gather" while still abiding by public safety guidelines. But let's be real: Thanksgiving was always a deeply cursed holiday from its very beginnings, a reality that mainstream dis

Park Hopping returns to Disney January 1 — with a few catches

The Points Guy / 5h
Disney World reopened its doors this summer after a 117-day shutdown to a different guest experience. On top of all the safety precautions, perhaps the largest change to the guest experience was the removal of the Park Hopping option allowing you to visit multiple theme parks in a single day. Starting January 1, the option to visit multiple parks in a single day returns, albeit in a modified form

How to Add Friends in ‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’

How-To Geek / 5h
There are plenty of activities you can do with friends in Pokémon Sword and Shield for Nintendo Switch. We’ll show you how to add friends, initiate trades, battle each other, and more! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Send Your Holiday Packages Early This Year

32Lifehacker / 5h
Every year, the United States Postal Services (USPS) asks us to send our packages and greeting cards as early as possible in the holiday season. But this year, they’re really serious about it. This is always a very busy time of the year for mail carriers, but throw a pandemic and an already difficult year and it’s a… Read more...

A solar-powered rocket might be our ticket to interstellar space

1KArs Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Haitong Yu | Getty Images ) If Jason Benkoski is right, the path to interstellar space begins in a shipping container tucked behind a laboratory high bay in Maryland. The setup looks like something out of a low-budget sci-fi film: one wall of the container is lined with thousands of LEDs, an inscrutable metal trellis runs down the center, and a thick black curtain partially obscu

Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

84Wired / 5h
Many of the communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the ones least willing to get a vaccine. Convincing them may require a peer-to-peer approach.

iPad and iPhone Xbox Series X controller support promised in future update

SlashGear / 5h
The latest and greatest iPhone and iPad models are capable of high-end mobile gameplay, but you probably don’t want to limit yourself to touchscreen controls. A number of third-party Bluetooth controllers with iOS and iPadOS support are available, but if you already own a gaming console, there’s a good chance you can use the console’s controller with Apple mobile devices. … Continue reading

“Fossil galaxy” found hiding deep inside the Milky Way

SlashGear / 5h
Scientists sorting through data gathered from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) have discovered what they call a “fossil galaxy” that’s tucked away deep inside the Milky Way. Scientists say that the proposed fossil galaxy could have collided with the Milky Way 10 billion years ago when our galaxy was still in its infancy. … Continue rea

fravery: René Magritte Homesickness 1948

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
fravery : René Magritte Homesickness 1948

This Black Friday sale includes the best cheap iPhone 12 and 12 Mini deals yet

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
iD Mobile has launched the cheapest deals on the iPhone 12, 12 Mini, Pro and Pro Max... but with a bit of a catch.

Earn 70,000 points on one stay and more with Choice Privileges promotions

The Points Guy / 5h
Choice Privileges isn’t the most popular hotel loyalty program . After all, the elite perks are minimal and even the program’s best properties aren’t luxurious. In short, there are many ways in which Choice should improve its loyalty program . But, savvy travelers who love maximizing promotions can find a lot of value in the Choice Privileges program . I often choose Choice hotels for its promoti

Bronco R race prototype returns to Baja

SlashGear / 5h
Ford has announced that the Bronco R race prototype will be returning to attempt the 2020 SCORE International Baja 1000. Before the new Ford Bronco was officially unveiled, the Bronco R race prototype gave us our first glimpse at what the all-new Bronco might look like. It attempted Baja last year but suffered significant breakage during the event. Behind the … Continue reading

How to Stream ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’

69How-To Geek / 5h
Since its 1973 premiere on CBS, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has been a holiday TV staple. This year, after decades of airing on broadcast and cable channels, this special and other Peanuts animated short films moved exclusively to Apple TV+. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

10 Zelda-Inspired Games to Play Now that Age of Calamity is Out

How-To Geek / 5h
The Hyrule Warriors games are great, but they’re definitely not the standard Zelda formula fans love. And with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity fresh off the presses, you may be craving a more traditional Zelda experience. Fortunately, there are loads of great titles from other developers that take inspiration from the Zelda series. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Black Friday headphones deals: check out these huge savings on cheap wireless earbuds

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Looking for some cheap wireless earbuds? These Black Friday headphones deals will save you lots of money.

Meet the original villain of esports, The King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell

50TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
From revoked Guinness World Records to esports advocacy, this iconic arcade player talks TechRadar through his controversial career to date.

Here's another sign the Samsung Galaxy S21 is launching in January

34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The next Samsung flagship has appeared in certification filings earlier than it did last year.

This Lower-Cost Roomba Needs Some Navigation Help

72Wired / 6h
This is iRobot’s cheapest robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal. But it also sacrifices some key navigational features.

Climate Change Is Intensifying the Tsunami Threat in Alaska

200+Wired / 6h
As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities. Those, in turn, could trigger giant sea waves.

5000 Free Miles From Underrated Star Alliance Frequent Flyer Program, Just For Signing Up

View from the Wing / 6h
Aegean Miles & Bonus is one of the most lucrative Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. Awards booked through them across Star Alliance partner airlines require fewer miles than in most other programs. So when they’re giving away 5000 redeemable miles just for signing up by December 1 those miles actually get you much closer to an award than you’d think. Continue reading ...

How to host virtual Thanksgiving

66Mashable / 6h
With COVID-19 cases surging in most states across the U.S., health experts have heavily warned against large, indoor, family gatherings for the holidays. This means many of us are pivoting to a virtual Thanksgiving ( yes, even Dr. Fauci ). Worried about planning and hosting a virtual Thanksgiving? We’ve got you covered on the tech side, but we can't help recreate Grandma's mashed potatoes. How to

Black Friday broadband deals are now pouring in - these are the best five so far

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Big name internet providers doing Black Friday brilliantly - out of all of the Black Friday broadband deals, these are the best five options.

AMD’s smart performance boosting tech will benefit Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Although quite how long it will take to implement Smart Access Memory with rival hardware is another question.

Another cable failure means the end for the iconic Arecibo radio telescope

51SlashGear / 6h
We mentioned back in August that a cable failure at the iconic Arecibo Observatory caused significant damage to the dish of the radio telescope. Sadly, a second cable at the radio observatory has failed, and the famous 1000-foot diameter radio telescope will have to be demolished. An engineering firm called Thorton Tomasetti has determined that the radio dish and the … Continue reading

Roku's Streambar drops to $99 ahead of Black Friday

200+Engadget / 6h
If you wanted a Roku Streambar but didn’t get it as soon as it came out last month, this may be a great time to pick one up. The device, which is a soundbar, a 4K HDR streamer and a Bluetooth speaker in one, is available at a discount on both Amazon and Best Buy for the first time. You can get the Streambar for $99, or $30 less its original price, from either website ahead of Black Friday. Buy Ro

Watch SpaceX launch a satellite that will monitor the world’s oceans

100+TechCrunch / 6h
SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday morning, with a target liftoff time of 9:17 AM PST (12:17 PM EST). This is the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Mission, which carries a satellite of the same name developed by the European Space Agency, NASA, and both U.S. and European meteorological monitoring bodies. The Sentinel-6 is named for former NASA E

All IPOs should be paid for in Robux

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is an all-time first for the show, it’s an Equity Leftovers. Which means that we’re not focusing on a single topic like we would in an Equity Shot. This is just, well, more Equity. Danny and I and Chris got together to chat about a few things

One hell of a send-off: Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 wraps a stylish board game series

24Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at . When Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 was released in 2015, it was met with a rave reaction from players. A campaign-based take on the original Pandemic , it dropped fans into the familiar role of medics battling to eradicate deadly viral strains before they s

Hot Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals coming up – and today's best prices

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Looking for a Nintendo Switch? Here's what we know about next week's prices in the US and UK for Black Friday, as well as today's best prices.

Djokovic vs Thiem live stream: how to watch free ATP Finals semi-final tennis from anywhere

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Thiem has already beaten Nadal at this year's tournament while Novak has a point to prove - here's how to get a 2020 ATP Finals live stream today of this huge semi-final.

Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much

200+Wired / 7h
The impact of face coverings is not just unknown, it’s unknowable. Still, uncertainty should be no impediment to action.

What the EU Gets Right—and the US Gets Wrong—About Antitrust

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European regulators focus on how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google use—and abuse–their vast stores of data to maintain advantages over rivals.

OnePlus 8T is £100 cheaper in the Black Friday deals, despite being only a month old

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The OnePlus 8T is only a few months old, but this latest discount from John Lewis brings it down to £449 for the first time.

What it really means to 'give yourself grace'

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In our search for calm and stability during a hellish year, perhaps no mantra stands out as more comforting than "give yourself grace." It's the refrain you might turn to when coping with daily frustrations like arguing with your children, driving aggressively after being cutoff, or feeling overwhelmed by the stress of the coronavirus pandemic . It offers relief in the midst of serious transgress

Gifts to stay warm in the wintry outdoors, from a former park ranger

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The author Alfred Wainwright, who wrote famed guidebooks of the outdoors, knew how to stay comfortable outside. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,” is a quote popularly attributed to Wainwright. It's often true. What follows are some clothing essentials to keep someone comfortable in frigid winds, chilled autumn nights, or during the frozen winter. 1. A buff Buff Pol

HBO officially orders The Last of Us adaptation based on hit games

SlashGear / 7h
Months after HBO first teased fans with a tweet, the company has officially ordered a series based on hit video game The Last of Us. Many of the details we heard back in March were confirmed by HBO on Friday, including that Naughty Dog and PlayStation Productions are among the producers behind the upcoming series. On March 5, HBO published … Continue reading

What Do “IMO” and “IMHO” Mean, and How Do You Use Them?

How-To Geek / 7h
Do you have an opinion you want to share on the internet? Consider using the acronyms IMO and IMHO. Here’s what they mean, and how to use them in your next online discussion. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Get a £100 price drop on the budget Samsung Galaxy S20 FE handset SIM-free

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Buy one of the most exciting handsets to come out of 2020 from only £499 - with this mega Samsung Galaxy S20 FE deal.

Early Black Friday PS5 deal: buy two PS5 games and get one free at Target

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If you buy two PS5 games at Target, you’ll get one for free in this brilliant early Black Friday PS5 deal.

'Fake Google reviews are damaging my business'

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Google says it monitors posts for violations 24 hours a day and complies with all local laws.

Vinyl sales to hit 30-year high as music fans turn back to turntables for comfort

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The UK vinyl market is on track for record sales as fans unable to go to gigs plug in their turntables and record players instead.

Foldable, swivel or rollable smartphone display – Which is better?

SlashGear / 8h
Smartphones have evolved a fair bit with regard to screen real estate – the bezels are as thin as they can get, front-facing cameras are no more a hindrance with under-display camera tech, and the display quality has gone through the roof in the last couple of years. Still, there is a lot more to be desired when we see … Continue reading

The Last of Us TV show is coming to HBO – and it’s bound to be cheery

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HBO has given the greenlight to The Last of Us TV show, which will be available on HBO and HBO Max.

Dutch journalist gatecrashes EU defence video conference

1KBBC News - Technology / 8h
Daniel Verlaan joined the meeting after the Dutch defence minister posted login details on Twitter.

All the best tech deals to shop this Black Friday

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Our top picks for best Black Friday tech deals: BEST 4K TV DEAL: Samsung 50-inch Class 4K UHD QLED TV — save $152 BEST LAPTOP DEAL: Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256 SSD) — save $150 BEST TABLET DEAL: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 — save $230 Black Friday is the time to score deals on all the electronics and tech items you've been eyeing throughout the year. And this year, there are some really

Stellar Black Friday laptop sales have begun — here are the best so far

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BEST LAPTOP DEALS FOR BLACK FRIDAY 2020: HP Spectre x360 13t Touch Convertible Laptop — $999.99 (save $150) Microsoft Surface Pro 7 — $599.99 (save $360) MSI GF65 Gaming Laptop — $799 (save $180) Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 — $179.99 (save $100) HP Omen Laptop 15t-dh100 — $993.19 (save $106.80) It's not Black Friday quite yet, but it also kind of is. That's because a lot of the deals that'll be feat

EE's best SIM only deals just got better: get a huge 160GB for just £20/pm

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EE's biggest SIM only deal was already great value, but this Black Friday deal offers even more for your money.

Coronavirus Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better?

400+NYT > Technology / 9h
With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.

Save over 50% on this magnetic 4-in-1 wireless charging station

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TL;DR: Tidy up your gadget charging space with the Magnetic Power Tiles 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Station , on sale for $39.99 as of Nov. 21. Here's the thing about charging up all your gizmos: it's messy, and it's annoying as hell. If you have to juice up a slew of devices at the same time, you have to deal with wire spaghetti and tolerate a desk that's a complete eyesore. And while wireless char

Transfer files with ease with this $20 device manager

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TL;DR: Get organized with a personal lifetime license to the iMazing iOS Device Manager for $19.99, a 55% savings as of Nov. 21. So you've saved up for the iPhone 12 , but haven't pulled the trigger yet because the thought of transferring everything to a new device fills you with dread. A lifetime license to iMazing , the highly-rated iOS device management software, is on sale for just $19.99 for

Taking the Salesforce admin exam? Here's how to prep.

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TL;DR: Prepare for your exam with the Salesforce Administrator Certification Practice Tests and Course bundle for $19.99, a 66% savings as of Nov. 21. With over 150,000 customers worldwide, Salesforce is the CRM solution to beat. It's packed with features that help companies in various stages of their growth, making it the top choice for businesses of all sorts. As the platform continues to someh

30 Black Friday deals: Chargers, face masks, cool gadgets, and more

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Black Friday deals are already flooding your inbox, and it's not even Black Friday yet. That's the magic of 2020, people. As a matter of fact, here are 30 deals on products Mashable Shop shoppers were loving last month, each at a Black Friday-friendly price. (Price are current as of Nov. 21.) Why not get a little shopping done early? $ nOcean Wearable Reusable Silicone Straw This reusable straw w

Stocking stuffer idea: An electric toothbrush

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TL;DR: Keep your teeth sparkling clean with a AquaSonic ProSpin Whitening Toothbrush for just $39.95 as of Nov. 21. It's possible to brush your teeth effectively with a manual toothbrush. But it takes a whole lot more time and effort. Yes, they're cheap and convenient, but they're not very gentle on sensitive teeth. From a cleaning perspective, electric toothbrushes tend to be superior . To be su

7 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more this weekend

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What you can stream this weekend, from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion episode to new Netflix shows.

Can’t get an Xbox Series X over Black Friday? It might be best to wait

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If you’re hoping to get an Xbox Series X Black Friday deal in the coming weeks, you may be out of luck.

Can cheap wireless earbuds ever sound good? We put five budget brands to the test

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Cheap wireless earbuds are set to be huge over Black Friday – but are they even worth the money?

iOS 14.2.1 just arrived on your iPhone, and here's what it changes

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iOS 14.2.1 is out, and it brings a number of important bug fixes to your iPhone.

The Internet Archive will stop all your favorite Flash games and animations vanishing into the ether

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You can now play and watch over 1,000 Flash games and animations on the Internet Archive's site without having to install a plugin.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition: what we want to see

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition is likely to land in 2021. Here's what we want to see from it.