Sunday, November 15, 2020

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Computer Scientists Achieve the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography

5KWired / 1h
For years, a master tool called indistinguishability obfuscation seemed too good to be true. Three researchers have figured out that it can work.

Eastern Airlines Acquires Five Used Boeing 777s

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While most airlines around the world are downsizing, Eastern Airlines is continuing to expand its fleet. A few months ago the airline took delivery of its first (used) Boeing 777, then a few weeks ago the airline acquired another two 777s, and now the airline is acquiring another two 777s. What remains to be seen is what the airline plans to do with these planes… Wait a second, what is Eastern Ai

The iOS COVID-19 app ecosystem has become a privacy minefield

300+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Around 44 percent of COVID-19 apps on iOS ask for access to the phone's camera. 32 percent asked for access to photos. (credit: Vincenzo Pinto | Getty Images ) When the notion of enlisting smartphones to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic first surfaced last spring, it sparked a months-long debate: should apps collect location data, which could help with contact tracing but potentially re

Should I buy a BenQ projector? A look at the budget DLP projector brand

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11min
Nothing says home cinema like a massive 100-inch or larger picture, so the question is: which projector should you buy?

Look At This Baby Yoda Bike, Y'all

How-To Geek / 12min
If you’ve been reading Review Geek, How-to Geek, or any of my other work for any amount of time, you know that I’m an avid (and obsessive) cyclist. And normally, I wouldn’t pedal “box store” bikes (literally or figuratively), but these stupid Mandalorian bikes are just too good to not at least look at. Mostly the Baby Yoda one. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to View Notification Center on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 20min
Anyone with an iPhone or iPad is familiar with notifications and how overwhelming they can become. Luckily, Apple provides a single location where you can view and manage them called Notification Center. Here’s how to view it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Are Subscription Boxes Worth Your Money?

How-To Geek / 19min
These days, there are subscription boxes for pretty much anything you can think of, from gear for fishermen to dog snacks, but they can be quite costly. Plus, it’s always a gamble whether or not you’ll like what’s inside. So it raises the question: are subscription boxes even worth paying for to begin with? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to the Watch the Launch of the First NASA/SpaceX Commercial Mission

20Lifehacker / 20min
After decades of space travel—and a 24-hour delay—NASA is flying commercial. Later today, NASA is set to launch its first operational commercial crew mission with SpaceX, known as “Crew-1,” from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, traveling to the International Space Station. Here’s how to watch . Read more...

The race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote

36MIT Technology Review / 21min
On November 13, Michael Giusto turned 18 years old. Becoming an adult is always a big moment in any teenager’s life. But Giusto’s landmark birthday comes with added responsibility. Thanks to a quirk in Georgia’s laws that requires at least 50% of the vote to win a US Senate seat, both the state’s Senate races are going to a runoff on January 5, 2021. Giusto, a high school senior from Alpharetta,

I Bricked My Computer With a BIOS Update. But There's Hope!

52Wired / 24min
My slip-up could have meant the end of my PC. I managed to squirrel my way out of trouble, but the real lesson here is: Don't be me.

Twitch rolls out a new Points feature for predicting achievements

SlashGear / 27min
Amazon’s streaming platform Twitch has announced a new feature that has just rolled out to half of its Affiliates and Partners: Predictions. With this new tool, streamers can engage with their viewers by allowing them to spend Channel Points on predicting stream outcomes, giving those viewers the opportunity to get various rewards. For those still unfamiliar, Twitch offers a program … Continue re

How to watch The Masters: live stream 2020's final round from anywhere today

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Get a Masters live stream today and watch all the golf drama unfold at Augusta during the final round, as Dustin Johnson eyes his first Green Jacket.

Why the LG UltraGear 27GN720 should be your next monitor

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Speed without compromise

Apple Watch 6 vs Apple Watch SE: which smartwatch is for you?

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Flagship versus affordable in the ultimate 2020 Apple Watch face-off.

Buy LifeMiles For 1.1 Cents Each (200% Bonus)

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LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions it offers on purchased miles. Several days ago the program launched its latest deal on purchased miles, offering a 200% bonus. This is in line with the best bonuses we’ve seen from LifeMiles. If you’ve been considering this promotion but haven’t yet made a purchase, today is the last day to do so. Buy LifeMiles for 1.1 cents each Through Sunday, Nov

Silvercar Closing All Airport Locations

View from the Wing / 1h
Silvercar was my favorite company to rent cars from. They rented only Audis and had a generally all-inclusive model. For $5 they refilled your gas at market prices. You paid actual cost of toll tracking, no extortionate daily fee. However the Audi-owned rental car company is shutting down all airport locations in the U.S. in early December. They will retain Audi dealership locations. Continue rea

The Elvie breast pump is a good product that you might not need right now

29Mashable / 1h
To review the list of places I've used the Elvie pump is to catalog the activities I used to do in the Before Times: Go to the office and stay there all day, meet friends at bars, see movies in theaters, travel to visit family for holidays. The pump made those things easier and more convenient, but I don't know how to evaluate it when nearly all of them are off the table. The Elvie pump as a prod

5 New Features to Explore in MacOS Big Sur

80Wired / 1h
Apple brings a new look to the Mac's interface, plus several major improvements to Safari, Messages, and Maps.

Step Away From Screens With the 10 Best Family Board Games

64Wired / 1h
These sets will spruce things up when everyone in the house is up on 'The Mandalorian'.

Walmart knocks $100 off the Arlo Video Doorbell, plus five more early Black Friday deals

38Engadget / 1h
As you tick friends and family off the holiday gift list, your budget likely needs some relief. Which is why Walmart is offering some of the deepest discounts they’ve had all year. We’ve teamed up with the retailer to bring you the best of the best. These are extraordinary times with unprecedented challenges. To make the end of a chaotic year a little smoother, we’ve teamed up with Walmart to bri

Windows 10 update installation failure is proving a real headache for some

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Plus some minor bugs are hitting those who can actually install the latest cumulative update.

Zoom will remove a restriction so you can have a virtual Thanksgiving

SlashGear / 2h
Popular video conferencing software Zoom has announced that it will remove a key restriction for this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, helping families and friends connect with each other remotely. The change will arrive at midnight on Thanksgiving, November 26, and last until the early morning hours on Friday, November 27. The company announced the change on Twitter last week, stating that … Conti

Businesses can get a free website builder here, with no strings attached

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UENI has started a new campaign offering businesses a free website, ready in just a few days after signing up.

This Film Examines the Biases in the Code That Runs Our Lives

100+Wired / 2h
Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya says women and people of color look at technology from the outside—and have felt the negative impacts.

7 Simple Tech Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Holiday

100+Wired / 2h
Does your great-aunt Winifred ask for tech support every year? Even if you aren't traveling this year, send your loved ones this advice to show you care.

What Does “ICYDK” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 2h
ICYDK is a common sight in texts among friends and family members. If you’re unsure what it means, or how to use it in your messages, we’ve got you covered! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

MotoGP Valencia live stream 2020: how to watch the Valencia Grand Prix from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Follow our guide to find out how to get a MotoGP Valencia live stream and watch the Valencia Grand Prix online this Sunday as Joan Mir could win it all.

Silvercar Closing All Airport Locations, Moving To Audi Dealerships

88One Mile at a Time / 3h
Silvercar by Audi is one of my favorite car rental companies. As the name suggests, Silvercar exclusively rents Audi vehicles, so they’re significantly nicer than the typical rental cars you’ll find in the US. The company also does a good job using technology to make the rental experience better. Silvercar charges a reasonable premium over other car rental companies for what’s offered, in my opin

Huge Samsung Galaxy S21 leak covers just about every spec

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Plenty of new details have surfaced about the cameras, internal components and screens coming to Samsung's 2021 phones.

Here's what OpenVPN thinks about WireGuard, Google VPN and more

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The author of the OpenVPN protocol gives us his thoughts about the latest developments in the world of VPN.

How it felt to buy an iPhone 12 in person at the Apple Store during a pandemic

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The iPhone 12 launch happened over two days and we went to the Apple Store both times to experience what it's like in person.

Save up to 90% on an electric toothbrush in this early Black Friday sale

69Mashable / 4h
An electric toothbrush may have once been quite the investment, but that's no longer the case. These gadgets can do wonders for your oral health and are more affordable than ever — especially during this early Black Friday sale. Using the coupon code SAVE15NOV , you can knock an extra 15% off the sale price of every item on this list to snag a dentist-quality toothbrush for a steal — up to a whop

28 deals on cold-weather gear, from heated gloves to ice scrapers

Mashable / 4h
Winter is coming whether we like it or not. And on top of dealing with pandemic anxiety, we also have to deal with the usual pains of winter — like feeling extremely cold. To help you survive the subzero temperatures about to befall us, we've found 28 heaters, outdoor gadgets, scarves, and other accessories on sale for great prices. Just be sure to use the promo code SAVE15NOV at checkout to scor

Save over 50% on a cable-free charger for your Apple Watch

Apple iPhone Big Sur
32Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Charge on the go with an Apple Watch portable USB charger for $18.99, a 52% savings as of Nov. 15. If you're the proud new owner of an Apple Watch, you've likely already noticed something is missing from the box: a power adapter. Apple decided to nix the power adapter on the new Series 6 . Since we consistently buy Apple products anyway, we could purchase a new power brick from the Apple s

Get a posture device from 'Shark Tank' on sale this weekend

32Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Ease your back pain with a BetterBack™ Luxe Posture Support for $49.99, a 16% savings as of Nov. 15. Nearly 85 per cent of us are bound to experience back pain at some point in our lives. But BetterBack, a well-rated posture-corrector that was even featured on Shark Tank , is here to help. Simply slip the BetterBack behind your back and over your knees to achieve better posture. You can us

23 early Black Friday deals on air fryers, pressure cookers, grills, and more

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36Mashable / 4h
You shouldn't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to score some seriously impressive deals — especially if you want to use what you purchased during the sale to actually cook Thanksgiving dinner in the first place. Alas, we've got the solution. These air fryers, grills, pressure cookers, and other kitchen gadgets are an extra 15 percent off ahead of Black Friday. Simply plug in the code

2020 ATP Finals live stream: how to watch ATP tennis online from anywhere today

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Follow our guide to get a 2020 Nitro ATP Finals live stream today and watch the tennis season finale - including for free in some countries.

Little-known Korean CPU threatens to make Nvidia, Intel and AMD obsolete in HPC market

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The new supercomputing chip could be released by the end of 2021.

Google Pixel 6: what we want to see

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Here's what we'd like to see in a Google Pixel 6, based on previous Pixel phones and trends in the world of smartphones.

Reliance Retail buys Urban Ladder for $24.4 million

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Reliance Retail has acquired a majority stake in furniture and decor platform Urban Ladder, making a broader push into e-commerce as the largest retail chain in India gears up to fight Amazon and Flipkart. In a filing to the local stock exchange, Reliance Retail said it had acquired a 96% stake in Urban Ladder for about $24.43 million. The Indian retail giant, which retains the option to acquire

This might be the best VPN deal this Black Friday

32Mashable / 9h
SAVE 85%: A five-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for £1.25 per month for Black Friday, saving you 85% on list price. There's always a lot of competition when it comes to the best Black Friday deals, particularly in the VPN market. There are a lot of leading providers that compete to offer the best rates, with PureVPN taking the lead in 2020. PureVPN is offering a seriously impressive Blac

Build a YouTube empire with this online master class

20Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The Complete YouTube Course is on sale for £11.39 as of Nov. 15, saving you 92% on list price. Coronavirus has pretty much forced everyone across the world to stay at home as much as possible, but being cooped up inside for far too long also made everyone realise that there are only so many TikToks we can watch. Instead of striving to perfect the Renegade dance for the tenth time, how abou

Help your CV stand out with these IT certification courses

24Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The Essential Cloud and Networking Certification Training Bundle is on sale for £30.38 as of Nov. 15, saving you 97% on list price. While slapping a certification on your CV won't get you hired all by itself, there's no doubt that it will give you a leg up on your competition. While there's a lot of grey area for recruiters to navigate on any given CV (what does proficient in Microsoft Wor

Watch the Premier League for free with Amazon Prime

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40Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Subscribe to Amazon Prime to watch the Premier League in December. We've got some good news for football fans around the world: Amazon has bagged the rights to a number of Premier League games in December, meaning you can watch every fixture for free with Prime Video. Amazon is showing 20 Premier League fixtures in December, with two more still to be announced. You will need an Amazon Prim

SpaceX NASA Launch Time: When to Watch

400+NYT > Technology / 9h
Here’s what you need to know about four astronauts’ journey to the International Space Station on Sunday.

Amazon Customer Support Apparently Did Not Know That Northern Ireland Was Part of the UK

100+Gizmodo / 9h
These are trying times, and that can sometimes means that our brains just don’t function as well as they normally do. A member of the Amazon support team unfortunately learned this lesson in a very public way on Saturday when they stated that Northern Ireland was not a part of the United Kingdom. Spoiler: It is. Read more...

IBM uses decades-old trick to cram 11TB onto 5TB SSD

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Compression is becoming mo