Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Arecibo Heartbreak: Iconic SETI Dish Will Be Demolished Due to Risk of ‘Catastrophic’ Collapse

Arecibo NSF Puerto Rico
22KGizmodo / 8h
The recent failure of two support cables at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has destabilized the structure such that it cannot be repaired without placing construction workers at significant risk, according to officials with the National Science Foundation. As feared, the beloved 1,000-foot telescope will have… Read more...

US & Canada Border Closure Extended (Again)

5KOne Mile at a Time / 10h
Unsurprisingly, Americans shouldn’t expect to be able to travel to Canada anytime soon, as the border closure is expected to once again be extended. Canada closes border to Americans through December 21 The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21. Up until this point the border has been closed for non-essential travel through November 21. It’s now

Big dish of Arecibo observatory has reached the end of the line

Arecibo NSF Puerto Rico
1KArs Technica / 6h
Enlarge / An aerial view of the Arecibo facility, showing the increasingly fragile cables supporting the instrument platform, as well as the gash caused when one of those cables failed. (credit: University of Central Florida ) Today, the National Science Foundation announced that its famed Arecibo radio observatory would be shut down. Built into a hilltop in Puerto Rico, the main dish of the obse

iFixit digs into the M1 MacBooks and finds they haven't changed much

Engadget / 9min
Now that Apple is putting its own Silicon inside new Macs, how much has changed from previous generations? While we can tell you what it’s like to use the new M1-powered MacBook Air , the folks at iFixit specialize in pulling them apart to see what’s inside. In the case of the just-released MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, it turns out that the answer is — not much . As the explain, the 13-inch MacBo

Microsoft and EAA partner to launch Flight Simulator scholarships

SlashGear / 12min
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), a community of pilots and others passionate about aviation, has teamed up with Microsoft to launch scholarships and educational material for ‘young aviation enthusiasts.’ The new partnership revolves around Microsoft Flight Simulator, a popular and highly realistic game for those who dream of piloting aircraft. The new effort was announced by EAA, whic

iFixit teardown confirms Apple's M1 MacBooks are basically the same as their predecessors

Mashable / 17min
It was only a matter of time before iFixit got its hands on Apple's M1-powered MacBook Pro and MacBook Air for its official teardown sessions . And, aside from a new processor, cooler, and slightly different battery, the new laptops remain almost identical to their predecessors (which sounds awfully familiar to the iPhone 12 lineup ). Starting with the MacBook Air, its biggest change under the ho

Steve Case’s Revolution is targeting $500 million for its fourth growth fund

100+TechCrunch / 35min
Revolution , the Washington, D.C.-based investment firm founded by AOL cofounder CEO Steve Case and former AOL senior exec Ted Leonsis, is raising $500 million for its fourth fund, shows a new SEC filing. Asked about the effort earlier today, the firm declined to comment. This new fund was was expected. It has been more than four years since Revolution announced its third growth fund, a vehicle t

Mixtape podcast: Building a structural DEI response to a systemic issue with Y-Vonne Hutchinson

68TechCrunch / 43min
It’s time for another episode of Mixtape , where we take a look at diversity, inclusion, equity and the human labor that powers tech. This week we spoke to Y-Vonne Hutchinson, the CEO of ReadySet , a consulting firm that works with companies to create more inclusive and equitable work environments. Hutchinson tells us that the work she did for ten years in international human rights, labor rights

Amazon Black Friday deals are live: new Echo Dot under £30, Philips 4K TV £289 and cheap AirPods too

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 43min
Amazon Black Friday deals are live, so let's get saving on the latest Echo devices and cheap TVs too

Save over $1200 on an HP EliteBook 840 G7 with this early Black Friday deal

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 43min
HP has rolled out their Black Friday deals a week early and they're offering an HP EliteBook 840 G7 for just $816.80, a 60% savings.

Pivot, Visualize, And Succeed With This Data Analysis Bundle

Futurism / 45min
In the history of personal computing, the date of October 17th, 1979, has a special significance. That’s the day the first spreadsheet program for consumers, VisiCalc, went on sale and made the personal computer something every business needed. And while a lot has changed in the intervening decades, one thing hasn’t: crunching the numbers, regardless of your business, is a lot easier with a compu

After Apple’s M1 launch, Intel announces its own white-label laptop

84TechCrunch / 51min
Its long fruitful relationship with Apple may be sunsetting soon, but Intel’s still got a fairly massive footprint in the PC market. There’s never a good time to get complacent, though (a lesson the company learned the hard way on the mobile front). This week the chip giant is debuting its own laptop, the NUC M15 . More properly, the NUC M15 Laptop Kit; the device is actually a white-label system

New Christian Airline Launching Next Year

View from the Wing / 54min
Judah 1 has acquired a Boeing 767-200ER and says they'll have Part 121 certification from the FAA next year. They plan to add 2-3 more large aircraft to their fleet. Their CEO says that God spoke to him and inspired the plan to serve only Christian missionaries and not to charge checked bag fees. Continue reading ...

Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures targets $150M for third fund

60TechCrunch / 1h
Sound Ventures, a fund co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, has filed paperwork indicating plans to raise a third fund at $150 million. Notably, the firm filed paperwork for the same total in 2018 for its second fund. The firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its plans to raise a new fund. Sound Ventures was born to write bigger and later-stage checks, or at a minim

Robotaxi companies get the green light to charge for rides in California

64TechCrunch / 1h
Companies that launch robotaxi services in California will be able to charge for and offer shared driverless rides as long as they can navigate a new government approval process that some in the industry argues adds unnecessary bureaucracy that could delay deployments by more than two years. The California Public Utilities Commission approved Thursday two new programs to allow permitted companies

MacBook Air and Pro M1 teardowns reveal Apple Silicon heart

SlashGear / 1h
The iFixit team has published a teardown of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models featuring Apple’s M1 chip. The teardown shows what remains the same and what has been changed, the most notable, of course, being the new Apple Silicon heart powering the machines. The team notes, among other things, that the new MacBooks ‘could hardly be any more … Continue reading

Chances are your passwords are absolutely terrible

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
NordPass' list of the most common passwords of 2020 highlights the need for users to create unique passwords for each of their online accounts.

iOS 14 Update to Fix iPhone 12 Bugs Affecting Texts and Lock Screen

Apple 14.2.1 iPhone 12
Gizmodo / 1h
A fix for a number of reported iPhone 12 troubles has arrived—at least for some of them, that is. Read more...

FireEye acquires Respond Software for $186M, announces $400M investment

200+TechCrunch / 1h
The security sector is ever frothy and acquisitive. Just last week Palo Alto Networks grabbed Expanse for $800 million. Today it was FireEye’s turn snagging Respond Software , a company that helps customers investigate and understand security incidents, while reducing the need for highly trained and scarce security analysts. The deal has closed, according to the company. FireEye had its eye on Re

Flash content like Homestar Runner lives on in the Internet Archive

93Engadget / 1h
Mere weeks before Adobe’s planned end of support date for Flash , the Internet Archive has come in to save everyone’s favorite mid-aughts plugin and the creative content that came out of it. Over on its website, the organization has created a new collection dedicated to Flash that allows you to experience decades-old animations and games through a built-in emulator, meaning you don’t have to worr

Cardinals vs Seahawks live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Here's how to get a Cardinals vs Seahawks live stream and watch the NFL online as Thursday Night Football gets Gameweek 11 under way tonight.

Roblox files to go public

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Roblox, the child-friendly gaming company, filed to go public today. Its listing comes one day after the lending company Affirm initiated its own public offering and a mere two days after Airbnb’s filing . Roblox filed confidentially to go public in mid-October, but its numbers were unreleased until today when it published its S-1 document. The company is not the first gaming platform company to

Rabbit-sized poisonous rats leverage the same toxins as poison arrows

SlashGear / 1h
A giant rodent known as the African crested rat is, despite its adorable appearance, deadly. The rat is the only known mammal to harvest plant toxins — the same kind traditionally used in poison arrows — to protect itself from predators. While researching this unique aspect of the rat’s existence, scientists with the University of Utah found unexpected social behavior … Continue reading

Here Are the Gaming Deals To Look Out for on Black Friday

20Gizmodo / 1h
Black Friday Ads: GameStop | Walmart | Best Buy Read more...

Putting 'Wonder Woman 1984' on HBO Max Is a Smart Move

100+Wired / 2h
It'll be a while before US theaters are back to full capacity. Offering the 'Wonder Woman' sequel on its streaming service is Warner Bros.' best option.

Star Wars Legend Alan Dean Foster Says Disney Is Withholding Book Royalties

1KGizmodo / 2h
The man who helped start Star Wars ’ literary universe as we know it is now saying Disney is failing to pay up. Read more...

Stop Glasses From Fogging Up With a Band-Aid on Your Mask

100Lifehacker / 2h
We’ve covered a bunch of anti-fog hacks here ever since masks became commonplace, but a doctor recently tweeted an even simpler one than folding the top of the mask, using a piece of tissue, or coating your lenses with anti-fog spray. It’s a band-aid. Read more...

Amazon’s drone delivery team hit with layoffs amid reorganization

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Amazon has confirmed an early Financial Times report outlining layoffs at the retail giant’s Prime Air drone delivery program. “As part of our regular business operations, we are reorganizing one small team within our larger Prime Air organization to allow us to best align with the needs of our customers and the business,” spokesperson Kristen Kish said in a statement offered to TechCrunch. “For

Xbox console exclusive ‘CrossfireX’ has been delayed to 2021

71Engadget / 2h
Microsoft’s already thin Xbox Series X and Series S launch lineup has suffered another casualty. CrossfireX , the upcoming competitive first-person shooter for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC, will miss its originally planned 2020 release date. It will now instead come out sometime next year. Developer Smilegate blamed the coronavirus pandemic (what else?) for the delay. An important announcemen

NASA Admits It Probably Won’t Be Able to Land Moon Astronauts by 2024

400+Futurism / 2h
Artemis 202x In a recent report, NASA admitted that landing the first astronauts on the Moon since the Apollo era in 2024 might be a bit of a stretch, as The Guardian reports . The report , released by the agency’s inspector general last week, elucidates the budgetary challenges involved in realizing its Artemis program. NASA would need to request “approximately $28 billion between 2021 and 2025,

YouTube's most popular toy unboxer will star in animated show for Amazon

90Engadget / 2h
YouTube’s most popular 9-year-old has landed on a new platform. Ryan Kaji, star of the toy-themed Ryan’s World YouTube Channel, is also getting a new show for Amazon. Kaji will star in Super Spy Ryan , a new special for Amazon Kids+ . According to a press release , it marks the first time Amazon’s kid-friendly subscription service is “is working with a creator to launch an original long form show

Consumer Reports study finds reliability issues with some EVs

Tesla Consumer Reports
75Engadget / 2h
There are probably always going to be teething issues with new products, and electric vehicles are no exception. According to the results of Consumer Reports' most recent reliability study , owners of recent EV models have flagged some "significant problems," which are thankfully covered under warranty. The survey covered 329,000 vehicles and some EVs -- Audi E-Tron , Kia Niro EV and Tesla Model

New “targeted healing” approach rejuvenates run-down battery materials

40Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Peter Miller / Flickr ) As electric vehicle adoption grows, the need for battery recycling is growing along with it. Typically, recycling involves breaking the battery down into pure chemical components that can be reconstituted for brand-new battery materials. But what if—at least for some battery chemistries—that’s overkill? A new study led by Panpan Xu at the University of Cal

There's No Such Thing as a 'Worthless Degree'

34Lifehacker / 2h
There’s a school of thought in the United States that says the only practical path through higher education is to earn a degree that immediately makes money. Or, at least, one that forges the beginnings of a successful career. In a certain, siloed way, this makes sense: It’s good to not spend outrageous sums on… Read more...

Microsoft Edge now offers a built-in coupon tool

44Engadget / 2h
Microsoft is adding a host of new shopping-related features to Edge — good thing too because it seems the Black Friday sales started earlier than usual. To start, Microsoft has tweaked Edge’s existing price comparison tool to make it more useful. Microsoft You won’t need to add items to a Collection before you start comparing how much they cost at different retailers. Instead, Edge will do that p

RHA TrueControl ANC true wireless earbuds arrive with premium features

SlashGear / 2h
RHA has launched TrueControl ANC, a new pair of true wireless earbuds that pack a number of premium features, including active noise cancellation and wireless charging. The earbuds are targeted at users who want high-quality earbuds without the cable tether, ones that can be used in a variety of environments. The RHA TrueControl ANC earbuds feature active noise cancellation with … Continue readin

Iconic Arecibo radio telescope to be dismantled after 57-year run

100+TechCrunch / 2h
The famous Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which has provided an invaluable service to scientists for 57 years as well as establishing itself in popular culture, will be dismantled after it incurred irreparable damage in recent months. The enormous observatory was completed in 1963 and immediately established itself as a powerful tool for astronomers and atmospheric scientists around the

Expand Your Mind as an Adult with Brilliant’s Unique Learning Platform

Futurism / 2h
We spend much of our early lives surrounded by math, programming, logic, and other qualitative skills. But once we hit a certain age, that math takes on a certain tone, driven by spreadsheets and emails, instead of joy and creativity. What makes Brilliant, an online learning platform, so fascinating is that it brings the joy and creativity back to learning and honing your qualitative and analytic

How Lil Nas X Obtained an Actual SpaceX Helmet

100+Futurism / 2h
Loaner Helmet Musician Lil Nas X, of “ Old Town Road ” fame, recently starred in a photoshoot for the magazine Highsnobiety . Lil Nas X was the subject of the cover story of the magazine’s new offshoot, HIGHTech , so the photoshoot had an appropriately-futuristic theme inspired by the film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The piece de resistance of the shoot, however, was a genuine SpaceX astronaut helme

Facebook sues website owner who scraped 100,000 Instagram profiles

70Engadget / 2h
Facebook has filed another lawsuit against a developer who misused its platform. The company said it’s suing Ensar Sahinturk, who allegedly ran a network of cloned Instagram sites using information scraped from public profiles. According to Facebook, Sahinturk, who is a Turkish national, scraped details from thousands of public Instagram profiles in order to create his sites. “Sahinturk used auto

Yes, really, there's a boba robot now — Strictly Robots

92Mashable / 2h
Bobacino is a fully automated boba bar equipped with a robotic arm, boba dispenser, tea on tap, and more. Its creators hope to put Bobacinos in malls, airports, and colleges. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Robot , Boba , Bubble Tea , and Robot Chef

Arm expands access to endpoint AI for IoT devices

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Arm has updated its Roadmap Guarantee while offering access to more of its chip designs in order to help drive the IoT revolution.

Fintech unicorn Affirm has a lot of eggs in one basket

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week wound up being incredibly busy. What else, with a week that included both the Airbnb and Affirm IPO filings, a host of mega-rounds for new unicorns, some fascinating smaller funding events and some new funds? So we had a lot to get throug

Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors

200+TechCrunch / 3h
The coronavirus has displaced millions of workers across the country. In order to recover, companies must focus on re-skilling their workforces in a measured and sustainable way. However, training and recruitment can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for companies, a heavy investment that is hard to explain during volatile times. To Bharani Rajakumar , the founder of Transfr , the dilemma of

Facebook AI catches 95% of hate speech; company still wants mods back in office

32Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters as seen in 2017. (credit: Jason Doiy | Getty Images ) Facebook's software systems get ever better at detecting and blocking hate speech on both the Facebook and Instagram platforms, the company boasted today—but the hardest work still has to be done by people, and many of those people warn that the world's biggest social media company is p

14 Things I Love About the Hyatt Visa

54View from the Wing / 3h
Hyatt re-launched their credit card I took my old one out of the sock drawer, quickly upgraded to the new version, put about $30,000 spend on it. I've been spending on the card this year too to help lock in my top tier elite status for the year despite doing my best to limit my travel, and I picked up a couple of free nights in addition to points in the process. Hyatt's points are more valuable t

Hospitals and healthcare workers plead for people to wear masks in emotional PSA

1KMashable / 3h
If you're looking for a way to thank healthcare workers for putting their lives on the line to keep communities safe during the coronavirus pandemic, here's an idea: Wear a mask. That request comes straight from healthcare workers across the country who are pleading with Americans to mask up in a powerful, emotional new campaign. The #MaskUp campaign , launched by 100 hospital and healthcare cent

The promise of the fourth industrial revolution

100+MIT Technology Review / 3h
New technologies can optimize the way people work. When implemented thoughtfully, such innovations can improve overall business processes. Those changes are accepted as part of progress. But when a technology changes how and where people live and their relationships to one another and upends economies, it merits the term “revolution.” Because it changes everything. The technology behind the First

Thank you, Chrome team

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Since Chrome came out back in 2008 , it’s been a constant companion in my life. In fact, Chrome’s launch is how I helped get the startup I worked for at the time onto TechCrunch for the first time . We did shots to celebrate. Chrome rocked, and we were Day One Fans. But over time what was once a romance began to sour, as Chrome got a bit slower, a bit heavier and a bit worse over the years. The d

Scriptable Supercharges iOS 14 Widgets Like No Other App

32Gizmodo / 3h
With iOS 14, iPhone users finally got a taste of the sweet, sweet widget life anyone who’s used an Android phone in the last decade was already familiar with. I’ve shied away from most of the early widget apps and largely avoided using most widgets in general (and maybe you should, too! ). It is not 2009 and I’m not… Read more...

Delta expands curb-to-gate biometric experience to domestic flights

The Points Guy / 3h
Getting through the airport is becoming a whole lot easier. Delta passengers flying domestically out Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) will soon be able to use their face to get them from curb to gate, and onto the plane. Delta has been experimenting with biometric identity verification for a while now. In 2018, it opened America’s first biometric terminal in Atlanta (ATL), offering

Here’s How Kids Are Meeting Santa in the Age of the Coronavirus

100+Futurism / 3h
This year, sitting on Santa’s lap could get you a deadly virus for Christmas. But to make sure kids get the same mall Santa tradition that’s continued for decades — or at least something resembling it — some companies have adapted to the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic to find a safe alternative. That means video calls with AI Santas, and for those who would venture out to the mall , lots of pro

The 10 Best Deals of November 19, 2020

84Lifehacker / 3h
Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

First COVID-19 at-home test FDA authorized for rapid results

SlashGear / 3h
The FDA has approved the first at-home COVID-19 test offering rapid results, one that is only available via prescription. The test is designed for use with individuals 14 years or older who potentially have been exposed to the virus, eliminating the need to visit a hospital or doctor’s office in person. The approval was given for the test via an … Continue reading

Feds Say Cash App, Venmo, and Other Payment Apps Being Used to Launder Stimulus Money

36Gizmodo / 3h
The U.S. Secret Service has some 700 pending investigations centering on Paycheck Protection Program and the Unemployment Insurance Relief fraud, CNBC reported on Wednesday, and a large number of them involve money laundering via Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, and other payment apps. Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of November 19, 2020

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Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

The Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock was a nightmare (yes, again)

35SlashGear / 3h
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X stock is out once again at Walmart stores online. Out as in – gone, quickly, in the blink of an eye this afternoon. After suggesting they’d have a new batch of PS5 and Xbox Series X units available for sale today, prospective customers found that buying a next-generation gaming console was easier said than … Continue reading

How To Tell If You’re Flying On A Recently Recertified Boeing 737 MAX

100+Gizmodo / 3h
The Boeing 737 MAX will soon be back in the sk y, following a 20-month grounding. American Airlines is expected to be the first U.S. airline to return the troubled aircraft to service, with flights starting December 29. However, passengers may not be able to easily tell which plane version they’re flying on, as some… Read more...

Google Chrome is available as an Apple M1 native app today

32Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Chrome isn't available in the App Store—you'll need to download it using Safari. When you do, Google will ask you which version you'd like to download. (credit: Jim Salter) The Google Chrome browser is now available as an Apple M1 native application, for those of you lucky enough to have M1 Mac Mini , Macbook Air, or Macbook Pro systems. (If you've been living under a rock for the last

Wow: American Airlines Eliminates International Change Fees

200+One Mile at a Time / 4h
I’m very impressed — American Airlines is continuing to lead the way when it comes to eliminating fees among US airlines (well, at least if you take Southwest out of the equation). American eliminates international change fees While airlines have introduced change fee waivers temporarily due to the pandemic, American Airlines is taking it a step further. Effective immediately, American Airlines i

The new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE are both $50 off today

28Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a pair of $50 discounts on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. The deals bring the two newest Apple smartwatches down to $350 and $230 , respectively, from Apple's list prices of $399 and $279. While we can't say for certain whether these will be the deals we see during Black Friday next week, they are the biggest discount

Cyberpunk 2077 trailer finally shows the game you’ll actually play at launch

20SlashGear / 4h
It’s almost hard to believe, but Cyberpunk 2077 is nearly here. The game has been delayed multiple times – even once after going gold – but with no news of a fourth delay, that December 10th release date seems more like a sure thing with each passing day. Today, during the latest installment of Night City Wire, CD Projekt Red … Continue reading

Italian Lambo Police Car Covers 300 Miles in 2 Hours to Deliver Kidney

7KFuturism / 4h
An intrepid Italian police officer got a cool task, Jalopnik reports : cover 300 miles in just two hours, while driving an official police-issued Lamborghini Huracán , to deliver a donor kidney. That’s an average speed of 143 mph, cutting a six hour journey from Rome to Padua to a mere third of its usual time. Grazie alla nostra @Lamborghini Huracan abbiamo trasportato in tempo il rene di un dona

Protect Yourself with Two Years of NordVPN And Password Protection

Futurism / 4h
While the websites and social media platforms and apps we use constantly reassure us that our data’s safe with them, there seem to be relentless data breaches and questionable uses of what should be private data. As we become more mobile, working remotely, and staying in touch via Zoom and other tools, privacy and protection will only become more important. Fortunately, Nord’s now making it easy

Google is testing end-to-end encryption in Android Messages

68Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Security padlock in circuit-board background. (credit: Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino ) Google has begun rolling out end-to-end encryption for Rich Communication Service, the text-messaging standard the industry giant is pushing as an alternative to SMS. Abbreviated as RCS, Rich Communication Service provides a, well, richer user experience than the ancient SMS standard. Typing indicator

Buzzfeed to take over online news site HuffPost

400+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The deal will bring together two of the world's most high-profile digital media firms.

Who Is Your Fictional Parenting Role Model?

56Lifehacker / 4h
We talked earlier this week about how our own parents helped shape —in ways both good and bad—how we parent our own kids. But the truth is that we are not influenced solely by our own upbringing; no, we are also influenced by the fictional parenting of some of our favorite TV and film characters. Read more...

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR revealed for early 2021 release

SlashGear / 4h
Today a new massive LEGO Technic set was revealed – the new LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR. The set has 830 individual pieces and includes a whole bunch of elements that make this model entirely unique. Based on our experience with LEGO Technic race cars in the past, and the looks of this vehicle here and now, this looks like … Continue reading

Honestly just look at this super intricate cupcake art

Mashable / 4h
These cupcakes from EATGOODNYC recreate photos of celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Awkwafina with fondant. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Drake , Food Art , Cupcakes , and Awkwafina

The Shambling Corpse of RadioShack Is Rising From the Grave

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Retail Ecommerce Ventures, a company that buys and resurrects old brands as e-commerce sites, has bought a number of RadioShack’s global assets, rocketing the defunct brand back into the spotlight once again. Read more...

This Monoprice Dark Matter 34 deal makes one of the best value gaming monitors so much better

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The Monoprice Dark Matter 34 is an excellent gaming monitor for the price, and a huge discount makes it a stunning value.

Google Is Dropping a Bunch of New Widgets for iOS 14

Gizmodo / 4h
Did somebody say Gmail widget?

Meet the alarm clock you need to chase to turn off — Future Blink

36Mashable / 4h
These alarm clocks make it difficult to snooze Clocky wakes you up with beeps, and Tocky wakes you up with music or pre-recorded messages. They'll roll away from you, so you need to actually get up to turn them off. Read more... More about Tech , Sleep Products , Alarm Clock , Sleep Tech , and Future Blink

Get Out of Thanksgiving With This Interactive COVID Risk Map

100+Lifehacker / 4h
If you’re still planning to go to some kind of in-person Thanksgiving event, otherwise known as a COVID feast, I’m not going to judge you. I will, however, do whatever I can to convince you that you’re making the wrong decision, and that includes sending you off to the handy “COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning… Read more...

Leftover Milk Could be the Key Ingredient for Carbon Capture Tech

72Futurism / 4h
Spilt Milk One elusive white whale in the fight against climate change has been carbon capture: tech that could scrub carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, but hasn’t yet been developed at scale . The trick is finding the right material that can bind to carbon atoms released into the air. Now, scientists from Clarkson University say they’ve found the best one yet — waste milk. The unpleasant-soun

Social Good Summit: Is vertical and indoor farming the future?

Mashable / 4h
The degradation of land is one of the many things contributing to climate change . Mashable's Chris Taylor moderated this month's Social Good Series panel, where experts discussed how vertical and indoor farming can help in the fight to save the planet. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Climate Change , Urban Farming , Social Good Summit , and Vertical Garden

I Can't Believe the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Understands the True Burden of All Masters

86Gizmodo / 4h
The new Lego Star Wars Holiday Special is earnest, silly fun . It’s a festive special , about Star Wars , made in Lego—what else would it be but a joyful, irreverent lampooning of Star Wars ’ more serious side? However, its underlying message of friendship and mutual understanding (in the spirit of Life Day , of course) is… Read more...

First look at the revamped Google Pay app with a new look, rewards and much more

The Points Guy / 4h
Step out of the way, Venmo . Google has just completely overhauled its mobile payments app, introducing a new look and a slew of new features. The new Google Pay app shifts from being just an ordinary contactless payment method toward an all-in-one money app, with a focus on managing personal finances. It offers more intuitive peer-to-peer payments, engaging financial insights and integrates reta

Pandemic isolation may fuel high blood pressure, study warns

SlashGear / 4h
Pandemic isolation may be fueling an observed increase in blood pressure, at least according to a new study from Favaloro Foundation University Hospital in Argentina. The study was conducted after healthcare workers at the hospital noticed a spike in blood pressure during a multi-month period of mandatory social isolation. In Argentina, a mandatory social isolation period was enacted in March … C

Cloudflare reveals DDoS attacks have surged this year

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Cybercriminals are launching more DDoS attacks as well as threatening organizations with attacks if their ransom demands are not paid.

Project 007 release date, trailers, news and everything we know

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
IO Interactive, the masterminds behind the Hitman series, is bringing 007 back to consoles after eight years away.

Android Will Soon Have an iMessage Equivalent with End-to-End Encryption

30How-To Geek / 5h
We’ve all been there. You receive a video sent via standard text messaging and it’s the most pixelated piece of garbage you’ve ever seen. Well, that may change soon for Android users as Google has announced that it is rolling out its Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard worldwide. The even bigger news is that the company is working on adding end-to-end (E2E) encryption to the service, albei

The Newly-Announced LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR is Ready to Race

25How-To Geek / 5h
The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR looks absolutely stunning with its authentic details, and you can order yours at the beginning of 2021.LEGO just officially announced a brand new addition to its marvelous Technic line: the McLaren Senna GTR. The 830-piece set retails for $49.99 and will be available for purchase everywhere on January 1, 2021. Considering that other sets in the Technic line cost

Christmas Miracle: 'Wonder Woman 1984' Hits HBO Max and Theaters Simultaneously

28How-To Geek / 5h
Hollywood’s typical summer blockbuster run has been devastated by the COVID pandemic, with studios holding on to billion-dollar releases for fear of low ticket sales and theaters hit hard by health edicts. Warner Bros. is tired of waiting: Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel previously scheduled for release in June, will now come out Christmas day…both in theaters and on HBO Max. Read This Article on R

Stadia Announces iOS Browser Version, Free Premiere for 'Cyberpunk' Pre-Orders

Google Stadia iOS AS
How-To Geek / 5h
Hot on the tail of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW, Google’s streaming game platform Stadia is also coming to iOS. As with competitors, it will use a browser-based version of the service in order to get around Apple’s block on streaming games on the iPhone and iPad. Google says the beta browser version of Stadia will be available “several weeks from now.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitter Pauses Its Fleets Rollout as Users Experience Lag and Crashing

31How-To Geek / 5h
You may need to wait a few more days for Fleets. Twitter says that it’s slowing the rollout of its new Stories-like feature to address “performance and stability problems.” Many Twitter users (including the writers here at Review Geek) experience lag while using Fleets, and some people report that the feature crashes their Twitter app. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Step Into the 10th Doctor's TARDIS in the 'Doctor Who: The Edge of Time' VR Game

How-To Geek / 5h
Doctor Who is the kind of SciFi show that begs for a virtual reality (VR) experience. Luckily, 13th Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) fans have two options, including Doctor Who: Edge of Time. But a free update to Edge of Time will have Whovian devotees of the 9th (Christopher Eccleston) and 10th Doctor (David Tennant) yelling, “Fantastic!” Because now you can step into their TARDIS in glorious VR. Read T

Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland are hunted on distant planet in Chaos Walking trailer

40Ars Technica / 5h
Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley star in Chaos Walking , a film adaptation of the award-wining trilogy by Patrick Ness. A young man and woman on a distant planet called the New World find themselves on the run from a town of religious fanatics in Chaos Walking , a forthcoming film directed by Doug Liman and based on the award-winning sci-fi trilogy of the same name by Patrick Ness. And the film boast

How to Get Your Collectibles Appraised

24Lifehacker / 5h
If you’re waiting out the pandemic and, say, watching a lot of Antiques Roadshow on PBS because it has nothing to do with 2020 , you might be thinking about the old items in your home and what they’re worth. Maybe that vintage Garfield phone is valuable, but how do you know for sure? Read more...

IHG Credit Cards Offer Best-Ever, Limited Time Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 5h
At the beginning of October, Chase and IHG rolled out best-ever, limited-time offers on their two co-branded credit cards . These offers are better than anything we’ve seen on these cards before, so this is absolutely a reason to pick up one of these cards if you don’t have them already. This post is a reminder of that, as these offers are still going strong. We don’t know when the offers will en

Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 to fix bugs on iPhone 12 devices

Apple 14.2.1 iPhone 12
300+Engadget / 5h
If you have an iPhone 12, you might want to update your firmware iOS 14.2.1. The latest version of iOS is rolling out, though it’s only available for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro , iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini . According to Apple’s release notes , iOS 14.2.1 resolves these issues: Some MMS messages may not be received; Made for iPhone hearing devices could have sound quality issues when list

Facebook sues operator of Instagram clone sites

400+TechCrunch / 5h
Facebook has today filed another lawsuit against a company acting in violations of its terms of service. In this case, the company has sued Ensar Sahinturk, a Turkish national who operated a network of Instagram clone sites, according to court filings. Facebook says Sahinturk used automation software to scrape Instagram users’ public profiles, photos and videos from over 100,000 accounts without

Monstrous Hurricane Iota leaves scenes of disaster

65Mashable / 5h
2020 is playing some cruel cards. Near the end of a record-breaking storm season , two powerful hurricanes, both named with Greek letters, slammed into nearly the same spot in Nicaragua. Hurricane Eta struck on Nov. 3, and Iota followed on Nov. 16. They made landfall just 15 miles apart . The incoming scenes from the more recent cyclone, Iota, depict a submerged airport, stranded people, and rava

Google now has iOS widgets for Gmail, Drive and Fit, with more on the way

100+Engadget / 5h
When iOS 14 came out in September, Google was one of the first third-party developers to come out with a home screen widget for one of its iPhone and iPad apps. It’s now rolling out new ones for Gmail, Drive and Fit. Google Some of the new widgets look more useful than others. For instance, the one that comes with Google Fit looks great. Not only does it let you see the progress you’re making tow

This network has won the battle for iPhone 12 deals this Black Friday

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Three has pipped the rest, with O2 a close second. Don't miss out on the Black Friday-winning iPhone 12 deal.

We Need to Talk About That Danish 'Masks Don't Work' Study

500+Lifehacker / 5h
A recent study of mask wearing in Denmark is being shared as if it proves that masks don’t protect us. That’s not what the study actually says. Read more...

US emissions plummeted this year—for all the wrong reasons

69MIT Technology Review / 5h
The good news: US greenhouse-gas emissions are on track to fall 9% this year, marking the lowest levels of climate pollution in at least three decades, according to the research group BloombergNEF . The bad news: The dramatic decline is almost entirely attributable to the pandemic-driven economic downturn, not to any fundamental and lasting shifts in our policies, behaviors, and practices. BNEF e

Learn The Future of Finance with the Ultimate FinTech Bundle

Futurism / 5h
The future of finance is digital. You know this by now. While cryptocurrencies and blockchain draw plenty of attention, there’s even more going on inside the finance industry rapidly changing how we invest, spend, and transfer money around the world — without even realizing it. The Ultimate FinTech & Blockchain Bootcamp Bundle, just $39.99, a 97% discount , will get you caught up to the cutting e

Currys Black Friday coffee machine deals: save up to 68% on these coffee makers

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The first batch of Currys Black Friday deals has produced real coffee machine bargains – here's our pick of the best ones.

Google Stadia will finally be playable on a web app

Google Stadia iOS AS
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Google Stadia will be coming to iOS, but as a web app, allowing it to bypass the App Store’s restriction on gaming services.

Lime plans for ‘modes’ beyond bikes and scooters in 2021

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Lime is launching its fourth-generation scooter in Paris this week, an example the company says of its financial turnaround and commitment to growth. But the product rollout isn’t over. Lime CEO Wayne Ting hinted Thursday during the WSJ Future of Everything event that a “third mode,” beyond bikes and scooters, is also in the works for the first quarter of 2021, as well as the addition of third-pa

Why Bessemer’s Byron Deeter thinks SaaS companies could grow even faster in 2021

88TechCrunch / 5h
Byron Deeter is not backing down from his optimism about the cloud and the end of the COVID-19-induced wave of software buying doesn’t have him too worried. Of course, Deeter is an investor at Bessemer , a venture capital concern that has done well betting on the cloud, so you might expect him to stay a cloud bull. But during a recent chat with TechCrunch as part of our Extra Crunch Live series ,

A luxury crossover with a mainstream price? The 2021 Toyota Venza

Ars Technica / 5h
Love is spending all day driving to and from upstate New York taking someone on a pilgrimage to their baseball team's first World Series win. [credit: Elle Cayabyab Gitlin ] After dragging my better half to a lot of car races over the years, it was an easy yes when she asked if we might visit the Baseball Hall of Fame a few weeks ago. She is as big a fan of baseball as I am of motor racing, and h

Microsoft Edge now shows you promo and coupon codes while shopping online

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Microsoft Edge will now highlight promo and coupon codes while you're shopping online, making it easier than ever to get a great deal online.

Don't Throw Away Your VHS Tapes

89Lifehacker / 5h
Technology has taken us from tapes to DVDs to digital streaming in just a few decades. But while a teenager today may have no idea what a VHS tape is, many of us who were around between 1977 and the rise of DVDs in 1997 might still have old VHS tapes laying around and taking up space. If you’re ready to get rid of them… Read more...

ASUS Chromebox 4 detailed – works with up to 3x 4K displays

SlashGear / 5h
ASUS announced a new Chrome OS desktop machine today with the ASUS Chromebox 4. This device works with a 10th gen Intel processor, Google Play (with Android apps aplenty), and a compact form factor. The best part about this machine is its relatively low price – right around $290 USD. Two editions of the ASUS Chromebox 4 are available, one … Continue reading

American Airlines Drops Change Fees From Most International Tickets

38View from the Wing / 5h
American Airlines announced today that they’re eliminating change fees for all international tickets other than Basic Economy tickets that originate in North or South America. They’re taking it much farther than other airlines had when the first round of change fee eliminations were announced at the end of August. Continue reading ...

Facebook labeled 180 million posts for election misinformation

Facebook AI Hate Speech
100+Engadget / 5h
Facebook just offered its first look at the scale of its fight against election misinformation. In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, Facebook slapped warning labels on more than 180 million posts that shared misinformation. And it removed 265,000 pieces of content for breaking the company’s rules against voter interference. Facebook’s VP of Integrity Guy Rosen shared the stats during

Elon Musk: First Mars City Will Start With Glass Domes

5KFuturism / 5h
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has some ambitious plans to turn humanity into an multiplanetary species. With the aid of a fleet of Starship spacecraft, the intrepid billionaire wants to establish a permanent foothold on Mars, one million people strong, by 2050 . Now, Musk is publicly fleshing out his vision further. “Life in glass domes at first,” Musk wrote in a Thursday tweet, responding to a question a

Obama surprises YouTube music twins as they listen to his new playlist

1KMashable / 5h
If a surprise guest is going to crash your YouTube video, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone better than former President Barack Obama. Fred and Tim Williams, the YouTube sensation known as TwinsthenewTrend , who react to classic music, got just that treat. The 22-year-olds were reacting and discussing the Bob Dylan track "The Times They Are A-Changin" — which Obama included on his recent play

Please Enjoy These 2020 Award-Winning Wildlife Photos

400+Gizmodo / 5h
“All living beings are on Earth for a reason, from the tiniest insects to the greatest mammals.” That’s what Agora, a free photography app, said they aimed to show with their photography contest, #Animals2020. Read more...

Stadia will soon enter iOS testing as Google reveals Cyberpunk 2077 promo

Google Stadia iOS AS
SlashGear / 5h
Earlier today, NVIDIA announced that GeForce Now, the company’s game streaming service, is now available on iOS via a Safari web app. Wasting little time, Google has made a similar announcement regarding Stadia, revealing that a browser-based version of its own streaming service will enter into testing on iOS in the next few weeks. After months of back and forth … Continue reading

Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with iPhone 12 mini lock screen fix

Apple 14.2.1 iPhone 12
SlashGear / 5h
Apple has pushed out iOS 14.2.1, addressing a number of bugs in the latest release but, most important, fixing a display problem some iPhone 12 mini owners had reported. The glitch was identified earlier this week with the new, smallest iPhone, where the lock screen could sometimes become unresponsive to taps and swipes. Chatter of a software fix being able … Continue reading

Genomatica’s expanded Aquafil partnership brings biomaterials to more consumer goods

100TechCrunch / 5h
In a deal that has potentially big implications for the sustainability of consumer packaged goods, biomaterial manufacturing technology developer Genomatica and the massive nylon material manufacturer Aquafil have partnered on a new demonstration scale facility. Nylon-6 is used to make everything from toothbrush bristles to pantyhose and industrial materials like carpeting and other heavy-duty fa

American Airlines drops nearly every change and reservation fee

86The Points Guy / 5h
The next time you change an airline ticket, odds are that you won’t need to pay the pesky $200 (or more) change fee. And that’s especially true if you’re booking with American Airlines. Effective immediately, the Fort Worth-based carrier will no longer charge change fees on (most) long-haul international flights. Thursday’s news builds on American’s late-August announcement that it would permanen

Why Does Apple Make Wireless Charging So Damn Confusing?

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Most people buy a wireless charger for one reason, and that reason is the convenience of placing a device on a circular pad (or a stand, or whatever) to restore its battery. No more power bricks. No more cables. No more rebuying cables because they have frayed and broken after six months of repeated plugging and… Read more...

How To Tell If You’re Flying On A Recently Recertified Boeing 737 MAX

100+Lifehacker / 5h
The Boeing 737 MAX will soon be back in the sk y, following a 20-month grounding. American Airlines is expected to be the first U.S. airline to return the troubled aircraft to service, with flights starting December 29. However, passengers may not be able to easily tell which plane version they’re flying on, as some… Read more...

Save thousands on these 26 expert-led programming courses

500+Engadget / 6h
It takes time, practice, and commitment to learn any new set of skills. The right instruction also goes a long way to bridge the gap between conceptual understanding and practical application. If you want to pick up coding and hit the ground running in 2021, it's wise to start sooner than later and with the proper guidance. The Premium Learn to Code 2021 Certification Bundle arms you with 26 expe

Nab a Cheap Tab(let) With $80 Off Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7

Gizmodo / 6h
Galaxy Tab A7 32GB | $150 | Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 64GB | $200 | Samsung Read more...

AT&T raises DirecTV prices again amid customer losses and possible sale

100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / A DirecTV satellite dish seen outside a bar in Portland, Oregon, in October 2019. (credit: Getty Images | hapabapa) AT&T has announced another round of price hikes for DirecTV satellite and U-verse TV services, with monthly prices set to rise up to $9 starting January 17, 2021. "Due to increased programming costs, we're adjusting the price of our video packages," AT&T said in a notice o

BuzzFeed acquires HuffPost

BuzzFeed HuffPost Media
100+TechCrunch / 6h
HuffPost has a new owner, with its current parent company Verizon Media reaching an agreement to sell the site to BuzzFeed. The Wall Street Journal broke the news and described this as a stock deal . Verizon Media is also making an investment in BuzzFeed and becoming a minority shareholder in the digital media company. The deal also includes an agreement to syndicate content between the two compa

Lime touts a 2020 turnaround and 2021 profitability

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Micromobility company Lime says it has moved beyond the financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching a milestone that seemed unthinkable earlier this year. In short, the company is now largely profitable. Lime said it was both operating cash flow positive and free cash flow positive in the third quarter — a first — and is on pace to be full-year profitable, excluding certain costs

Turns out, we can’t be trusted to use high-tech car assistance tech safely

SlashGear / 6h
Advanced driver assistance systems that help drivers stay in lane and keep pace with highway traffic also lead to a big uptick in driver disengagement, a new study by IIHS concludes, as users get complacent about just what the tech can and can’t do. It’s likely to be another controversial addition to the arguments between safety regulators and automakers, over … Continue reading

Anyone Can Wear Alexa on Their Face Now

71Gizmodo / 6h
Amazon’s Echo Frames smart glasses aren’t invite-only anymore. That’s right, baby, the plebes can now preorder the Alexa-enabled glasses for $250. Read more...

The second-largest radio telescope in the world is shutting down

Arecibo NSF Puerto Rico
500+MIT Technology Review / 6h
The US National Science Foundation has just announced it is going to begin decommissioning the famous Arecibo Observatory, the 1,000-meter-long, 900-ton radio telescope located in Puerto Rico. It’s a huge blow to the astronomy community, which used Arecibo for 57 years to conduct an enormous amount of space and atmospheric research. What happened: Arecibo has withstood decades of wear and tear fr

Facebook details AI advances in catching misinformation and hate speech

Facebook AI Hate Speech
200+TechCrunch / 6h
Facebook’s battle against misinformation will never be over at this rate, but that doesn’t mean the company has given up. On the contrary it is only by dint of constant improvement to its automated systems that it is able to keep itself even remotely free of hate speech and misinformation. CTO Mike Schroepfer touted the latest of those improvements today in a series of posts. The changes are to t

The first post-launch 'Avengers' hero arrives on December 8th

58Engadget / 6h
Marvel’s Avengers will get its first post-launch hero on December 8th. That’s when Kate Barton (aka Hawkeye) will join the lineup as part of a free update. Crystal Dynamics previously aimed to add the character in October, but it pushed back those plans . Kate is searching for her former mentor, Hawkeye, but along the way she discovers a conspiracy involving Nick Fury, time travel, and a frighten

UK Officials: Useless Emails Are Killing the Planet

200+Futurism / 6h
Warm Regards If you don’t have anything to say, perhaps don’t press “send.” The massive number of useless emails sent every day apparently takes a substantial toll on the environment, the BBC reports . As a result, U.K. officials are expected to soon ask everyone to stop sending out messages unless they actually have something to say. Unfortunately, it’s not clear that it will do much to save the

This Dyson Award-Winning Invention Can Turn Rotting Veggies Into Renewable Energy

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Apparently, rotting vegetables can be good for something other than fertilizer. Instead of literally going to waste, they can be upcycled to create a material that absorbs stray ultraviolet rays and turn it into renewable energy. Read more...

Welp, the M1-Powered 512GB Macbook Air Is Already $50 off, but Only in Gold for Some Reason

32Lifehacker / 6h
13" MacBook Air With Apple M1 Chip | $1,200 | Amazon Read more...

GM Ultium max range boosted as EV roadmap accelerates

GM General Motors 2025
SlashGear / 6h
GM is cranking up its EV ambitions, raising the maximum range estimates for its new Ultium platform for electric vehicles, and increasing the number of launches for its next-generation models. By the end of 2025, the automaker confirmed today, it aims to have thirty new global EV launches under its belt. 40-percent of those EVs offered in the US will … Continue reading

Arecibo Observatory will be torn down because repairs are too dangerous

Arecibo NSF Puerto Rico
500+Engadget / 6h
After 57 years of helping to expand human knowledge and understanding of the cosmos, the story of Puerto Rico’s world-famous Arecibo Observatory is coming to an unfortunate end. Following two cable failures in recent months, the National Science Foundation (NSF) , the agency that oversees the telescope, announced on Thursday it has no choice but to decommission the structure. The NSF commissioned

Venus Life Finding Might Be Based on a Data Mistake

200+Futurism / 6h
Processing Error In September, a team of scientists made a big splash when they claimed to have found possible signs of life in the atmosphere of Venus. They said they’d found traces of phosphine, a colorless gas that results from organic matter breaking down here on Earth. But a recent reanalysis of the findings are calling that conclusion into question, as Nature reports . In fact, the exact sa

Astra targets December for next orbital launch attempt

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Astra is set to launch it’s next orbital rocket, with a window that opens on December 7 and lasts for 12 days following, until December 18, with an 11 AM to 2:30 PM PT block each day during which the launch could occur, depending on weather and conditions on the ground. This is the startup’s Rocket 3.2, a slightly revised and improved version of the Rocket 3.1 launch vehicle it flew in September

A Facebook Messenger Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Listen In

300+Wired / 6h
The vulnerability was found through the company's bug bounty program, now in its tenth year.

Don't Worry: Dog Walking Is Probably Not Going to Give You Covid-19

100+Gizmodo / 6h
A new fur-raising study about covid-19 is making the media waves , suggesting that walking your dog will raise your risk of catching the viral pandemic by a whopping 78%. But there’s plenty of reason not to take the study at face value, and your worry is better spent on other, more pressing risks. Read more...

Buy a quality 65-inch 4K TV on sale before the Black Friday rush hits

90Mashable / 6h
Save $200: The Hisense 65-inch H9F 4K Android smart ULED TV is $799.99 at Amazon as of Nov. 19. It's time to get a plan together for your upcoming Black Friday shopping spree. There are already plenty of deals live on everything from iPhones to video games . But don't forget that it's a great time to buy a new TV, and Amazon has an early Black Friday discount on a very highly rated 4K TV that's p

This May Be The Worst Hotel Guest Ever, Or At Least The One With The Worst Aim

View from the Wing / 6h
A business traveler from Virginia checked into the Holiday Inn Express & Suites York in Pennsylvania and returned to room 217 drunk on Friday. He took out his 9 millimeter pistol. And he fired it in the room. The bullet “went through the room of a sleeping man and an elevator lobby before nearly striking a woman in the parking lot.” Continue reading ...

Points not accepted: Inside the Presidential Suite at Atlantis Dubai

The Points Guy / 6h
It’s entirely possible to live it up in Dubai on points and miles. You can fly round-trip in one of the world’s best first-class suites , score some incredible hotel redemptions and even use credit perks to reimburse fantastic meals all around the UAE. But, as with everywhere else in the world, some experiences are simply out of reach of travelers looking to redeem points from large hotel loyalty

EVA Air’s Bizarre Speed Dating Flights To Nowhere

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
We’ve seen several airlines offer flights to nowhere before, but not like this. I have a lot of questions… EVA Air’s flights for speed daters EVA Air was among the first airlines to offer a flight to nowhere during the pandemic, as a way of letting people experience the joy of flying without actually going anywhere. EVA Air’s first flight to nowhere was for Father’s Day , and I can appreciate the

GM ups electric and autonomous vehicle spending to $27 billion through 2025

GM General Motors 2025
100+TechCrunch / 6h
General Motors said it will spend $27 billion over the next five years on the development of electric vehicles and automated technology, a 35% increase that exceeds the automaker’s investment in gas and diesel and is an effort to bring products to market faster. More than half of GM’s capital spending and product development team will be devoted to electric and electric-autonomous vehicle program

Verizon partners with Apple to launch 5G Fleet Swap

Apple Verizon iPhone 12
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Apple and Verizon today announced a new partnership that will make it easier for their business partners to go all-in on 5G. Fleet Swap, as the program is called, allows businesses to trade in their entire fleet of smartphones — no matter whether they are currently a Verizon customer or not — and move to the iPhone 12 with no upfront cost and either zero cost (for the iPhone 12 mini) or a low mon

Is the internet advertising economy about to implode?

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Advertising drives the modern digital economy. Whether it’s reading news sites like this one or perusing your social media feeds, advertising is the single most important industry that came out of the development of the web. Yet, for all the tens of billions of dollars poured into online advertising just in the United States alone, how much does that money actually do its job of changing the mind

Facebook hopes its new AI moderation tools can further counter hate speech

Facebook AI Hate Speech
58Engadget / 6h
Facebook has waged a long-fought and sometimes seemingly losing battle against hate speech and misinformation spreading across its platform. On Thursday, the company rolled out the latest implements of its automated anti-trolling arsenal in an effort to further curb bigots and bad actors on the site. The company’s CTO, Mike Schroepfer, noted that Facebook has taken a number proactive steps in the

GM plans to launch 30 electric vehicles by 2025

GM General Motors 2025
93Engadget / 6h
GM is stepping up its commitment to electric vehicles, and it’s providing a clearer view of its strategy in the process. The automaker revealed at a Barclays conference that it’s boosting its combined EV and self-driving investment from $20 billion to $27 billion, and it currently plans to have 30 EVs on the market by the end of 2025. The company said it “accelerated” its plans for GMC’s Hummer E

Star Trek: Discovery Is Smashing Michael Between the Future She Wants and the Past She Let Go

68Gizmodo / 6h
Poor Michael Burnham has been through a lot . In Discovery ’s first season, she found herself thrust into a war of her own making , as Starfleet began to grasp with the disparate sides of its militaristic and scientific selves. In season two, her personal traumas as a child became fundamental to saving the universe . Now,… Read more...

G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles

300+NYT > Technology / 6h
General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years “to expedite the transition to E.V.s.”

How to Organize a Thanksgiving Casserole Swap

49Lifehacker / 6h
As a woman of Southern origin, I find few things as comforting as a good casserole, particularly around this time of year. ( This one is my favorite.) Casseroles are almost a love language—if someone gives you a casserole, they are saying, “Here, friend—here is a complete meal that requires so little of you.” I think… Read more...

New Animal Crossing: New Horizons rules attempt to curb in-game advertising

SlashGear / 7h
Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping everyone at home and prompting them to search out some feel good media, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become one of the biggest games of the year and one of the biggest Switch games of all time. This, naturally, means that brands and businesses have been looking to tap into that hype … Continue reading

48 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2020

100+TechCrunch / 7h
T-minus two days and counting. That’s how much time you have left to score early-bird passes to TC Sessions: Space 2020 . If you’re part of this global startup community, don’t miss a two-day deep dive focused on the intrepid visionaries pushing the boundaries of technology and forging the future of space. And don’t miss the opportunity to attend at the lowest price point. Lock in the early-bird

Android users will finally soon bid farewell to SMS

Google RCS End AM Messages
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Google has made RCS available in Messages worldwide and it also plans to bring end-to-end encryption to one-on-one chats.

Intel just made a NUC laptop - but you can't buy it

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Intel NUC M15 is a Tiger Lake laptop that will ship to OEMs in 2021.

Give Your Computer Some Breathing Room With $10 off Samsung's 1TB Portable SSD

Gizmodo / 7h
Samsung T5 1TB Portable SSD | $130 | Newegg Read more...

Google Stadia and GeForce Now are both coming to iOS as web apps

Nvidia GeForce Now iOS
84TechCrunch / 7h
Google and Nvidia both had some news about their respective cloud gaming service today. Let’s start with Nvidia. GeForce Now is now available on the iPhone and the iPad as a web app. The company says it’s a beta for now, but you can start using it by heading over to on your iOS device. GeForce Now is a cloud gaming service that works with your own game library. You can connect

Stadia, one year on: Better but still incomplete

56Engadget / 7h
Google launched Stadia, a streaming service that lets you play high-quality video games, exactly 12 months ago . The launch was met with a mixture of skepticism and disappointment . Was Stadia viable for people with an average-at-best internet connection? Would Google abandon it like Daydream, Reader and so many other services? These were perfectly valid questions. At the same time, people weren’

It's Time to Embrace Cloud Gaming, Especially GeForce Now

52Gizmodo / 7h
GeForce Now is on iOS. Luna is on iOS. Stadia and xCloud are coming to iOS in the not too distant future. Ideally, this would have been through a stand-alone app and not the Safari browser, but hey, when Apple says you have to submit every individual game on your cloud gaming platform for review to get it on the App… Read more...

This cruise line is cutting ships in half and putting them back together — here’s why

The Points Guy / 7h
The much-beloved Windstar Cruises ship Star Breeze is back and, as promised, bigger than before. Seattle-based Windstar on Wednesday welcomed the 31-year-old vessel back into its fleet after a massive, 13-month-long makeover that included the addition of an entirely new segment to its middle — something that only happens rarely in the cruise world. The addition, which made the ship about 20% long

How Fake Reviews Hurt Us and Amazon

100+NYT > Technology / 7h
New research shows that we need to be even more skeptical online shoppers.

Southwest Airlines adds new Hawaii route, connects Sarasota and Savannah to its ‘hubs’

100+The Points Guy / 7h
Southwest Airlines is further spreading its wings to sun destinations with schedules for its new service to Sarasota, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia, as well as expanded service to Hawaii and Mexican beaches. The Dallas-based carrier begins flights to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) on Feb. 14 and Savannah (SAV) on March 11, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said at the Skift Aviation Forum on Thursday. In addit

Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland Look Like They're in for a Wild Ride in Chaos Walking's First Trailer

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Based on Patrick Ness’ sci-fi book trilogy (he also worked on the screenplay with Christopher Ford), the Doug Limon directed Chaos Walking has been on a long road to get in front of viewers. Now, we’ve got our first trailer starring Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley , Spider-Man’s Tom Holland, and Rihanna’s bitch , Mads… Read more...

Arecibo Observatory Telescope cable breaks put legend out of comission

Arecibo NSF Puerto Rico
SlashGear / 7h
Today the U.S. National Science Foundation announced they’d be initiating deconstruction of a major landmark. The Arecibo Observatory Telescope saw two major cable failures in the year 2020. Because of the cable failures, the structure has been deemed too dangerous to repair, and will be decommissioned in the near future. The first (auxiliary) cable failed in August of 2020, at … Continue reading

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is coming to HBO Max (and some US theaters) on Dec. 25

80TechCrunch / 7h
Although COVID-19 is surging in the United States and around the world , Warner Bros. still plans to release “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas Day — but its plans are are no longer limited to a theatrical release. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot both posted tweets last night announcing that in in the United States, the film will be released simultaneously in theaters and on WarnerMedia’s

Amazon's Alexa-powered smart glasses are now more widely available

Amazon Echo Frames
97Engadget / 7h
Last year, Amazon announced Echo Frames , which are almost exactly what they sound like — a prescription-ready eyeglasses frame that looks pretty standard but has built-in microphones for you to summon Alexa. They were announced as a “Day One” product, made in limited quantities and only available via a special invitation. But now, a little over a year later, Echo Frames are available to anyone w

Intel made a high-end reference design laptop for small brands to copy

65Engadget / 7h
Intel is expanding its line of NUC (Next Unit of Computing) systems with its latest laptop reference design. Its partners will be able to sell the NUC M15 with their own branding and configurations. The laptop kit could give smaller brands another way to take on big hitters like Dell and HP. While pricing will be up to Intel's partners, the company told The Verge the M15 will likely sell for betw

Cancel the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for Good

500+Gizmodo / 7h
This week, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was unfurled in all its floppy, haggard glory. As many a Twitter user were quick to point out, its appearance was a metaphor for this year of pandemic, a slapdash coup attempt, and a general drubbing of American exceptionalism. Read more...

Internalized gender-focused attitudes affect health, career prospects

66Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Women in traditional Mosuo clothing. (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) In most societies, there are very easy to quantify differences between men and women. Women tend to live longer but earn less, for example. Historically, there has been a strong tendency to ascribe those differences to biology. But most societies treat women very differently, making disentangling biological and societal f

Iconic Arecibo Alien-Hunting Observatory Will Be Demolished

Arecibo NSF Puerto Rico
5KFuturism / 7h
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, a radiotelescope that has provided the scientific community with invaluable data for over half a century, is officially being decommissioned and demolished, The Verge reports . The aging 57-year-old structure has recently seen some major setbacks which sealed its fate. In August 2020, a

Stadia game streaming will come to iOS via Web browser

Google Stadia iOS AS
40Ars Technica / 7h
Embossed text, 'cause it's fancy. [credit: Kyle Orland ] After over a year of being barred from iOS, Google's Stadia game-streaming service will soon be available on the mobile platform as a progressive Web application running through a browser, Google announced today. Testing for the mobile Web version of the service will begin this week, with a wider rollout planned for "several weeks from now.

Stadia game streaming is coming to iOS via a web app

Google Stadia iOS AS
83Engadget / 7h
Stadia turns one today. (Happy birthday!) To mark the occasion, Google is making a couple of notable announcements. The first is that “public iOS testing” will start “several weeks from now.” The company will be using a progressive web application, which is no surprise given Apple’s current position on game streaming services. (So-called ‘library’ apps are allowed, but streamable games must be li

Google Is Bringing Its Own Cloud Gaming Web App Stadia to iOS

Google Stadia iOS AS
21Gizmodo / 7h
Not content to be left off the iOS bandwagon, Google announced today that, like Nvidia, it too will be bringing its cloud gaming platform to iPads and iPhones. The news comes hot on the heels of Nvidia’s GeForce Now announcement earlier today, and similarly to Nvidia, Google is developing a Stadia web app for iOS… Read more...

Microsoft brings new shopping tools to its Edge browser

100TechCrunch / 8h
Microsoft announced a few updates to its Edge browser today that are all about shopping. In addition to expanding the price comparison feature the team announced last month, Edge can now also automatically find coupons for you. In addition, the company is launching a new shopping hub in its Bing search engine. The timing here is undoubtedly driven by the holiday shopping season — though this year

These Black Friday Lego deals on Star Wars sets would make for a perfect gift

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
There are loads of Lego Star Wars deals at Amazon ahead of Black Friday.

Google rolls out iOS widgets for Gmail, Drive and Fit; says Calendar and Chrome coming soon

96TechCrunch / 8h
Google has updated its flagship iPhone apps with support for home screen widgets, a new feature of iOS 14. The company announced today it’s rolling out new widgets for Gmail, Google Drive, Google Fit and soon, Google Calendar and Google Chrome, in order to put useful information on the home screen or to provide quick access to common tasks. The company had already launched a widget for its Google

Inside Affirm’s IPO filing: A look at its economics, profits and revenue concentration

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Last night Affirm filed to go public, herding yet another unicorn into the end-of-year IPO corral. The consumer installment lending service joins DoorDash and Airbnb in filing recently, as a number of highly valued, venture-backed private companies look to float while the public markets are more interested in growth than profits. TechCrunch took an initial dive into Affirm’s numbers yesterday, so

Head of the US Space Force, Gen. John W. ‘Jay’ Raymond, joins us at TechCrunch Sessions: Space

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Space Force is at a critical part of its young life, and Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond leads the service forward as its commanding officer. We’re thrilled to have him join us for a fireside chat at our TC Sessions: Space event on December 16 & 17 . Since its founding in 2019, Gen. Raymond quickly established operations and set progressive policies that enable the Space Force to be fast, flexible and

Fortnite returns to iPhones via Epic and Nvidia GeForce Now tie-up

Nvidia GeForce Now
300+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Nvidia's game-streaming service is working on an iPhone version of Fortnite, despite the app's ban.

Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost explains the strategy behind acquiring Spacemaker

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Autodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, acquired Norway’s Spacemaker this week . The startup has developed AI-supported software for urban development, something Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost broadly calls generative design. The price of the acquisition is $240 million in a mostly all-cash deal. Spacemaker’s VC backers includ

Aeroplan Selling Miles With 50% Bonus

400+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Aeroplan has just introduced its first promotion on the purchase of miles since the new program launched a bit over a week ago. For that matter, Aeroplan only got into the business of selling miles several months ago (in May), and has only run a few promotions since then. So this is still a fairly new concept for the program. Aeroplan selling miles with 50% bonus Through Sunday, November 29, 2020

Xbox Series X controller Razer Wolverine V2 vs TE vs Ultimate

Razer Wolverine V2 Xbox
SlashGear / 8h
A new version of the Razer Xbox controller was revealed today for Xbox Series X and S. Razer Wolverine V2 is one of three Razer Wolverine controllers available from Razer right now, the lot of which work with Xbox Series X and S. Razer Wolverine V2 is the least expensive of the three, with the Tournament Edition adding on another … Continue reading

Home-testing kit for breast cancer wins Dyson prize

500+BBC News - Technology / 8h
The device uses AI to analyse urine samples and detect disease.

The New Star Wars Game for Oculus Quest Lets You Scavenge on Batuu and Use the Force

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Anyone who has been to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge leaves wanting more . The Disney theme parks located in Florida and California are a mere 14 acres on what’s supposed to be an entire planet. While it’s fun to fly the Millennium Falcon, build a lightsaber, or drink some blue milk, you leave thinking about what stories… Read more...

This 100GB Samsung Note 20 5G deal is unmissable at just £41 a month and free upfront

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With no upfront cost, this tariff isn't much more than the RRP of a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G - a stonking Black Friday deal.

Nikola soars as clueless investors mistake month-old GM website for new

200+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / GM CEO Mary Barra. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Nikola stock rose 15 percent on Wednesday after confused investors apparently mistook a month-old GM website for a brand-new announcement about the companies' pending agreement. The stock is up another 7 percent as I write this on Thursday morning. Shortly before 10am ET on Wednesday, people began sharing links to this GM page on so

Amazon’s smart glasses get an upgrade, as its smart ring is discontinued

Amazon Echo Frames
100+TechCrunch / 8h
As strange as they are, you would be forgiven for getting about the existence of Echo Frames. Amazon announced the smart glasses among a deluge of Alexa-focused products at an event last year that also included an even stranger smart ring. The experimental product was Day 1 Edition device — meaning it was available to users on an invite-only basis — a kind of hardware beta test with a fairly wide

How to Insert Bullet Points in an Excel Spreadsheet

36How-To Geek / 8h
Adding a bulleted list in an Excel worksheet isn’t straightforward, but it’s possible. Unlike Microsoft Word—or even PowerPoint—there’s not much in the way of visual cues to guide you when adding these lists. Instead, we’ll try some manual trickery to get the task done. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Fitbit Software Update Adds Google Assistant to the Versa 3 and Sense

How-To Geek / 8h
When Fitbit launched its latest watches, the third-gen Versa and flagship Sense, it was under the looming specter of a Google purchase. Previously the company had featured Amazon Alexa integration, and that’s still around, but it announced it was working on Google Assistant tools, too. With the latest software update, Google’s voice-activated Assistant now works with the Versa 3 and Sense. Read T

Amazon S3 Storage Lens gives IT visibility into complex S3 usage

76TechCrunch / 8h
As your S3 storage requirements grow, it gets harder to understand exactly what you have, and this especially true when it crosses multiple regions. This could have broad implications for administrators, who are forced to build their own solutions to get that missing visibility. AWS changed that this week when it announced a new product called Amazon S3 Storage Lens , a way to understand highly c

Southwest Airlines ‘proud’ of the Boeing 737 MAX, no plans for rebranding campaign

59The Points Guy / 8h
Southwest Airlines is standing by the latest generation of the Boeing 737 that has driven its success for nearly five decades. “We bought the 737 MAX 8 and we’re proud of the 737 MAX 8,” Tom Nealon, president of the Dallas-based carrier, said during a media briefing on Thursday. Southwest aims to return its 34 MAXes to passenger service sometime in April after all necessary pilot training, softwa

Amazon Echo Frames available to all – Alexa smart glasses upgraded

Amazon Echo Frames
SlashGear / 8h
Amazon’s Alexa glasses, the Echo Frames, are graduating from the retailer’s tech preview and going up for general sale, with a bunch of new updates for those eager to wear the assistant on their face. At the same time, fellow Amazon Day 1 Editions product Echo Loop – effectively a ring for interacting with Alexa – is being discontinued, the … Continue reading

Paypal Gets Into the GoFundMe Game

62Gizmodo / 8h
Framing the move as an effort to make giving easier during the rough holiday season ahead of us, PayPal announced on Thursday that it’s launching its own crowdfunding network for charitable giving. Read more...

Hitman developer’s next game is a James Bond origin story

24SlashGear / 8h
Earlier this week, Hitman developer IO Interactive started teasing the incoming announcement of its next game. Today was the big day, with IO revealing that it will be taking up the reins on the James Bond franchise. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen James Bond in a video game – the last time was 2012 in Activision’s 007 … Continue reading

Astronomers Can’t Explain Where Half the Universe’s Light Is Coming From

1KFuturism / 8h
Star Light Five years ago, the New Horizons spacecraft sailed past Pluto and deeper into the Kuiper Belt. Because it’s so far from both the Sun and the cosmic dust in the nearer solar system that reflects its light, blinding astronomers, scientists decided to use New Horizons’ instruments to determine just how bright the universe actually is. Even after filtering out every known source of illumin

Google is working on end-to-end encryption for its Messaging app

Google RCS End AM Messages
68Engadget / 8h
It’s taken years, but Google today has announced that RCS messaging is now available globally — anyone with an Android phone using Google’s Messages app can take advantage of the feature. If you don’t recall, RCS stands for Rich Communications Services and is a major upgrade to the basic SMS features phones have had for years. RCS features include improved video and photo quality, seeing when cha

PS5 launch games impressions: which PS5 game should you play first?

63TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The PS5 is finally available worldwide, so we’ve rounded up some of the launch games that you can play on your shiny next-gen console.

RCS standard now global – here’s what that means for you

Google RCS End AM Messages
SlashGear / 8h
Today we’re taking a peek at Rich Communication Services (RCS) and what it means for you as it’s reached global coverage. RCS is an open standard for messaging services on mobile devices that works with your data connection rather than your cellular connection. RCS chat features upgrade the abilities of SMS text messaging to take advantage of the abilities of … Continue reading

Marriott Back With Biggest-Ever Points Purchase Bonus

View from the Wing / 8h
Between May 18 and July 15, Marriott ran their biggest-ever points purchase bonus offering 60% more points for the same money. Now they have brought this bonus back. It can be worthwhile for certain hotel redemptions - and also for laundering points into some obscure-yet-valuable airline frequent flyer progams. Continue reading ...

How to maximize long-term hotel stays

The Points Guy / 8h
People who frequently travel often complain about small hotel rooms, hit-or-miss (and expensive) room service, and iffy Wi-Fi connection. So, why would someone want to stay in a hotel for an extended period? In the eighth month of the global coronavirus crisis , many of the most seasoned mattress runners might avoid a hotel stay altogether. But plenty of people are checking in, even for long-term

The Best Gadgets for Creating the Perfect Home Theater

53Gizmodo / 8h
Right now, we’re spending more time at home than ever before, and many of us may be investing more in our home entertainment systems than we have in the past. If you’ve been considering upgrading to a better TV setup or snapping up a new smart speaker to help you control your connected home, now is definitely the… Read more...

Razer's first Xbox Series X/S controller promises 'superior ergonomics'

Razer Wolverine V2 Xbox
61Engadget / 8h
If the regular Xbox Controller isn't quite your cup of tea, perhaps Razer's latest offering is what you've been waiting for. Just a couple of weeks after unveiling its latest Xbox headsets , the company revealed the first controller it has designed for Xbox Series X and Series S . The Wolverine V2 includes Razer’s Mecha-Tactile Action Buttons and Mecha-Tactile D-Pad. The buttons have lower actuat

Medable raises $91 million for its clinical trial management software

100+TechCrunch / 8h
The clinical trial management software developer Medable has raised $91 million in a new round of financing as life sciences companies struggle with how to conduct the necessary validation studies of new drugs and devices in a pandemically challenged environment. Digital and decentralized clinical trials are becoming a necessity given the health and safety guidelines that have been adopted to res

This Sling TV BOGO deal locks down 2 months of live TV for $30

36Mashable / 8h
Save $30: As of Nov. 19, Sling TV will give you a free month of streaming when you pay for the month before — a savings of $30. There's trouble in paradise for anyone who currently pays for Hulu Live. After YouTube TV raised its prices over the summer, Hulu Live seemed like the better option for a while. Hulu said "SIKE" and plopped an extra $10 onto both of its plans, which goes into effect on D

Scientists Create Diamonds at Room Temperature

500+Futurism / 9h
Bling Ring An international team of researchers have created diamonds at room temperature, in mere minutes, using extremely high levels of pressure. The team ended up with two kinds of diamonds: a regular one you’d find on a piece of jewelry and a Lonsdaleite, which is an ultra-strong kind of diamond that is usually found at the site of meteorite impacts. “Natural diamonds are usually formed over

EL AL & Etihad Will Codeshare, Offer Reciprocal Frequent Flyer Benefits, And More

El Al Israel Etihad
200+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Not only have Israel and the United Arab Emirates recently started cooperating , but we’ve now learned about plans for the national airlines of both countries to cooperate as well. EL AL & Etihad plan to cooperate Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Tel Aviv-based EL AL have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the two airlines in several different areas: Joint codeshare services b

BT's Black Friday broadband deals are here - big cash incentives and free months

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
BT's broadband deals are shaping up nicely right now - two excellent fibre plans from this giant of UK internet.

Save up to $150 on a Dyson vacuum that will keep your home clean for the holidays

36Mashable / 9h
Here are the best Dyson deals as of Nov. 19 that will make cleaning a little easier this holiday season: BEST FOR BIG MESSES: Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute — save $150 BEST FOR SMALLER HOMES: Dyson V7 Absolute — save $100 Tired of lugging a heavy, corded vacuum up and down the stairs? We don't blame you. Take advantage of this year's Black Friday deals to score huge discounts on an ultra-powerful, l

Experts weigh in on food and climate change: 'There's a lot of unlearning that needs to happen'

100+Mashable / 9h
Read more... More about Mashable Video , Social Good , Food , and Climate Environment

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are getting restocked at Walmart — here's when

20Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Walmart will be releasing another batch of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles for purchase today, Nov. 19, at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. QUICK LINKS: PlayStation 5 — $499 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition — $399 Xbox Series X — $499 Xbox Series S — $299 We don't have to remind you how much of a pain it has been to snag a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X — whenever they get restocked, they're

Wirecard scandal: German MPs question ex-boss Braun

100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
A criminal case is under way in Germany's biggest post-war accounting scandal.

Google plans to test end-to-end encryption in Android messages

Google RCS End AM Messages
100+TechCrunch / 9h
For the past year and a half, Google has been rolling out its next-generation messaging to Android users to replace the old, clunky, and insecure SMS text messaging. Now the company says that rollout is complete, and plans to bring end-to-end encryption to Android messages next year. Google’s Rich Communications Services is Android’s answer to Apple’s iMessage, and brings typing indicators, read

Thursday's Best Deals: Mpow X5 Wireless Earbuds, Switch Games, NBA Accessories, Fenty Diamond Bomb Baby, Furbo Dog Camera, and More

56Gizmodo / 9h
Mpow X5 wireless earbuds and a sale on Nintendo Switch games lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: Mpow X5 Wireless Earbuds, Switch Games, NBA Accessories, Fenty Diamond Bomb Baby, Furbo Dog Camera, and More

56Lifehacker / 9h
Mpow X5 wireless earbuds and a sale on Nintendo Switch games lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

PayPal launches a new crowdsourced fundraising platform, the Generosity Network

88TechCrunch / 9h
PayPal is expanding its fundraising efforts with today’s launch of the Generosity Network . Unlike the PayPal Giving Fund , which helps people support charities through online donations, the new Generosity Network lets people raise money for themselves, other individuals in need, or organizations like a small business or a charity. This puts the network more directly in competition with other cro

The studio behind Hitman is making a James Bond game

200+Engadget / 9h
A day after it teased news on an upcoming project, Hitman developer IO Interactive revealed it's working on a James Bond game. Project 00 , as it’s known for now, will delve into the origins of the secret agent. In the game, which will have an original story, you’ll try to earn the elite 00 status at the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). IOI is keeping quiet on other details for now. There

World of Warcraft's Zombie Invasion Hits Different in 2020

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Warcraft loves itself a plague. Some of the most iconic moments in its history as a piece of online culture are defined by them: the infamous bug that created the Corrupted Blood plague , the nostalgia-driven Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch event that saw players fight to avoid joining the undead scourge. That latter… Read more...

How to Play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in 'Dad Mode'

400+Lifehacker / 9h
If you’re a gaming parent who longs to live the exciting life of a medieval Viking raider, I have good news about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla : Ubisoft’s Norse-centric open-world action game is perfect to play in “Dad-Mode.” Valhalla features a ton of wholesome, engaging and even educational activities you can do with a… Read more...

What's the future of food and climate change? Experts discuss.

28Mashable / 9h
For Mashable's fifth installment of our monthly Social Good Series , Mashable's Chris Taylor moderated a panel between Peggy Chan, Kelly McGlinchey, Brandon McFadden, and Sophie Atwood about climate change and the food system. Read more... More about Food , Mashable Video , Agriculture , Climate Change , and Climate Crisis

The second phase of the new Salt Lake City airport has opened; here’s a first look

28The Points Guy / 9h
There’s exciting news for flyers headed to or from Salt Lake City. On Sept. 15, city officials, as well as Delta, inaugurated a portion of the new airport with the opening of the first phase of Concourse A. But only select passengers have been able to experience the new facility since mid-September. That’s because the new terminal and its 25 gates primarily serve Delta flights. As part of the bra

Intel NUC M15 laptop kits revealed – small and powerful

SlashGear / 9h
This week Intel revealed the Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit, a system formerly code-named Bishop County. This kit includes an 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor as well as Intel Iris Xe graphics. It’s made to exceed “the stringent requirements of the new Intel Evo platform brand,” and makes a good case for the excellence of the mobile, portable, powerful … Continue reading

Near acquires Teemo to expand its data business into Europe

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Two companies in the data business are teaming up, with Near announcing that it has acquired French startup Teemo . Near founder and CEO Anil Mathews told me that his company processes data around the online and offline behavior of 1.6 billion consumers each month: “We marry these two worlds and fill in the gap.” Teemo, meanwhile, is location intelligence company based in Paris. Mathews said that

How to Take Square Photos on an iPhone

28How-To Geek / 9h
The updated iPhone camera app in iOS 14 has shuffled some settings and controls around. If you like to shoot square photos, don’t worry; the option is still there. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Streaming Services with Gift Subscriptions

How-To Geek / 9h
Subscription services like Apple Music, Disney+, and PlayStation Now allow us to escape life for a moment and enjoy new and classic music, movies, TV shows, and video games. We compiled a list of the best streaming services that allow you to buy a gift subscription, so you can treat your loved ones to some much-needed entertainment. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Black Friday is officially here for iPhone XR deals with a number of big price cuts

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
iPhone XR deals have fallen in price during the Black Friday sales - these are the best options so far.

Watch Rocket Lab launch 30 satellites and attempt to recover a rocket for the first time live

84TechCrunch / 9h
Launch provider Rocket Lab has a mission today – codenamed ‘Return to Sender,’ it’s the company’s 16th launch, and it will carry, among other things, a payload that will demonstrate a technology to help safely deorbit satellites. It has a secondary mission that’s potentially more important for Rocket Lab and the launch business in general, however: An attempted recovery of the first stage booster

barcarole: Manuscript of the second movement of Schubert’s...

Music, Arts & Literature / 9h
barcarole : Manuscript of the second movement of Schubert’s String quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (Death and the Maiden).

Why Does Apple Make Wireless Charging So Damn Confusing?

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Most people buy a wireless charger for one reason, and that reason is the convenience of placing a device on a circular pad (or a stand, or whatever) to restore its battery. No more power bricks. No more cables. No more rebuying cables because they have frayed and broken after six months of repeated plugging and… Read more...

S16 Angel Fund launches a community of founders to invest in other founders

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Ten years ago a group of young tech founders in Moscow decided to get an apartment together, at Shmitovskiy lane 16 . In time, the ecosystem around the group swelled to the point where today it now encompasses 300 entrepreneurs, executives, artists, and many other industries. The group now organizes the annual ‘ Founders for Founders’ conference, in Russia and other locations. Just as in other pl

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points With Best-Ever 60% Bonus

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
There are quite a few loyalty programs that frequently run promotions on purchased points , which can represent a great deal, especially for aspirational redemptions. Back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest would often have promotions on purchased points, while Marriott Rewards wouldn’t. Since the Marriott Bonvoy program was formed we’ve seen several promotions on purchased points, and that tren

Sonnen takes on Tesla Powerwall with a new whole-home battery

SlashGear / 9h
Tesla’s Powerwall is getting some new competition, with Sonnen launching a home backup battery of its own for those wanting reliability should the grid go down. The sonnenCore home battery is designed to integrate with solar power systems if you have one, with enough juice in the wall-mounted pack to potentially keep a whole house running. The concept is fairly … Continue reading

Get 2 MasterClass memberships for the price of 1 this Black Friday

Mashable / 9h
Save $180: Until Nov. 30, you can buy an annual MasterClass membership and get a second one for free . With winter coming and an uptick in coronavirus cases, you're probably planning on spending more time indoors. That means you're going to be reverting back to early quarantine days looking for a hobby or some new way to stay entertained. Luckily, online learning didn't go anywhere and there are

Investors including Microsoft’s climate fund back hyperlocal environmental monitoring tech developer Aclima

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Mitigating the effects of climate change and pollution is a global problem, but it’s one that requires local solutions. While that seems like common sense, most communities around the world don’t have tools that can monitor emissions and pollutants at the granular levels they need to develop plans that can address these pollutants. Aclima , a decade-old startup founded by Davida Herzl, is looking

Roli's pro Lumi marries keyboard tradition with expressive MIDI features

51Engadget / 9h
Roli aimed its first light-up Lumi keyboard at beginners learning to play, but its next model is clearly built to please veteran musicians. Its new Lumi Keys Studio Edition is billed as the first keyboard controller that provides both pitchbending and polyphonic aftertouch on each key. You can glide, lift, press and strike to achieve subtle effects that might otherwise be difficult. The Studio Ed

7 U.S. Airlines Threaten They’ll Be Unable To Ship Vaccines Without A Second Government Bailout

300+View from the Wing / 9h
The CEOs of the 7 largest U.S. airlines told Congress that unless they get a second bailout by the end of the year, don't expect them to ship vaccines. It's an idle threat. They're telling their own workers they're ready and eager for the vaccine shipping business. Subsidizing flight attendant salaries makes no sense if you're talking about readiness of cargo flights. And there are better ways th

Black Friday headphone deals are here: huge savings on JBL headphones at Amazon

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Save big on JBL headphones with these early Black Friday deals, with discounts on noise-cancelling cans and wireless over-ears.

Financial services industry rushes to automate processes in the wake of coronavirus

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
New research shows growing priority for autonomous finance and improving the customer experience following pandemic.

Fitbit Charge 4 is under $100 / £100 with this early Black Friday fitness tracker deal

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Track your fitness for less: the Fitbit Charge 4 is 33% off with this early Black Friday deal on Amazon.

Among Us finds its way to Twitter to tease new map

SlashGear / 9h
You’d think that a game as popular as Among Us would have some kind of Twitter presence, but up until very recently, that wasn’t true. In fact, a dedicated account for Among Us didn’t appear until this week, and developer Innersloth is getting things rolling with a bang by making that account’s very first tweet a teaser for the game’s … Continue reading

Spotify opens a marketplace for Canvas looping artwork designers

99TechCrunch / 9h
Spotify today announced that it has leveraged last year’s SoundBetter acquisition to create a marketplace for artists who make short, looping visuals for Canvas. The feature, which began rolling out widely last year, is an attempt to leverage technology, in order to make a more engaging alternative to the standard album art. As Sarah pointed out , early reactions to the feature were mixed, though

M1-powered Macs can run Windows apps, with some help from CrossOver

200+Engadget / 10h
Apple’s new M1-powered Macs appear to meet the company’s audacious speed claims, but there are still some drawbacks compared to Intel Macs. One thing that’s getting lost in the transition to M1 is Boot Camp, a tool that allowed you to install and run Windows on a separate partition of your Mac’s hard drive. Obviously, there’s no version of Windows that can run on the M1 chip, so Boot Camp is off

Get up to 65% off GlassesUSA frames with this code

20Mashable / 10h
Save up to 65%: has frames and contacts for up to 65% off as of Nov. 19. It feels like it was a lifetime ago when everyone started making jokes about having 20/20 vision in 2020. Well, whether the year turned out how we expected it to or not, you can still work on bettering your eyesight — and these coupon codes will help. has three great deals going on Black Friday

Apple Watch 6 and SE are already cheaper than ever in Amazon's early Black Friday deals

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Black Friday deals have arrived early at Amazon thanks to the Apple Watch SE that's on sale for just $229.99.

NVIDIA skirts Apple rules with GeForce NOW in Safari – plus big Fortnite news

Nvidia GeForce Now
SlashGear / 10h
NVIDIA has brought GeForce NOW to Safari, bypassing the iOS App Store – and the controversy around Apple’s refusal to approve cloud gaming services – eventually giving Fortnite fans a way to get their hit as the streaming game wars escalate. GeForce NOW was mired in the same problems as Google’s Stadia and Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming, after Apple … Continue reading

Bose's 700 ANC headphones fall to $299 in early Black Friday sale

42Engadget / 10h
Bose stepped things up with its 700 wireless headphones, but they started off quite expensive at $399. But now you can get them for much less at Amazon and Best Buy — the Bose 700 in arctic white have dropped to $299, which is $70 off their new normal price ($379) and the lowest we’ve seen them since August. Like the summer sale, only the white color option is this low, but the silver luxe and tr

APT10 hacking group targets industrial businesses once again

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
New, persistent, large-scale cybercrime campaign linked to APT10 hacking group.

Logitech G unveils the Pro X Superlight

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Complete with lightspeed wireless technology, the Hero 25K sensor and a highly refined mechanical design, the Pro X Superlight is quickly becoming the new standard reference for the world's most elite esports professionals

PayPal's version of GoFundMe is called Generosity Network

29Mashable / 10h
PayPal has launched the Generosity Network , a platform that allows users to create customized, personal fundraising campaigns. Yes, just like you can on GoFundMe . You can raise a maximum of $20,000 over a 30-day period, which is how long a campaign remains open. Besides opening campaigns for yourself, you can also start a campaign to support a small business, friend, or charity. Campaigns are s

Tencent Music Entertainment is backing Wave to bring virtual entertainment to China

300+TechCrunch / 10h
Wave , the virtual concert platform that’s already produced events for John Legend and The Weeknd, has inked a deal to bring its virtual concerts to China through a partnership with Tencent Music Entertainment Group. The deal includes Tencent taking a minority stake in the music service, the companies said in a statement. Under the partnership, TME will be able to air Wave experiences in China ac

What’s New in Outlook 365 for Mac’s Fall 2020 Update

How-To Geek / 10h
Microsoft Outlook 365 received a nice update for Mac in the fall of 2020. Along with an enhanced look came new and improved features. With everything from a customizable toolbar and better search to the ability to snooze emails, let’s take a look at all that’s new in Outlook 365 for Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Voyager Space Holdings to acquire multi-launch site startup The Launch Company

88TechCrunch / 10h
Voyager Space Holdings, one of the companies that has been on a bit of an acquisitive spree recently as it looks to put together a comprehensive and multi-vertical space technology offering, has announced that it intends to acquire The Launch Company, an Anchorage-based startup that is focused on “streamlining the launch process,” with the ultimate aim of building a launch site capable of playing

Pre-seed fintech firm Financial Venture Studio closes on debut fund to build on legacy of top investments

100TechCrunch / 10h
Fintech has come into its own the past few years. Once an area of investment widely derided and avoided by VCs due to its regulated nature and entrenched incumbents, fintech has now emerged as one of the most popular categories for investment, buttressed by multiple, multi-billion dollar exits in just the past year like Plaid, CreditKarma, and Galileo. Yet, building fintech apps and systems still

Is a new game and $100M investment enough for South Korea’s PUBG to return to India?

89TechCrunch / 10h
South Korea-based PUBG Corporation, which runs sleeper hit gaming title PUBG Mobile, announced last week that it plans to return to India , its largest market by users. But its announcement did not address a key question: Is India, which banned the app in September, on the same page? The company says it will locally store Indian users’ data, open a local office and release a new game created espe

Diagnoss launches its coding assistant for medical billing

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Diagnoss , the Berkeley, Calif.-based startup backed by the machine learning-focused startup studio The House , has launched its coding assistant for medical billing, the company said. The software provides real-time feedback on documentation and coding. Coding problems can be the difference between success and failure for hospitals, according to Diagnoss. Healthcare providers were decimated by t

Instagram revamps its mobile messaging app Threads

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Instagram is continuing to develop its standalone messaging app, Threads. Last month, the company modified the app to make it possible for users to message everyone, instead of just “close friends,” as its other messaging app, Direct, once did. Today, Instagram is releasing a redesigned version of the Threads app with updated navigation and a Status tab, as well as support for posting photos and

Messaging app Go SMS Pro exposed millions of users’ private photos and files

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Go SMS Pro, one of the most popular messaging apps for Android, is exposing photos, videos and other files sent privately by its users. Worse, the app maker has done nothing to fix the bug. Security researchers at Trustwave discovered the flaw in August and contacted the app maker with a 90-day deadline to fix the issue, as is standard practice in vulnerability disclosure to allow enough time for

What If You Only Make the Parts of the Turkey You Like?

71Lifehacker / 10h
It’s accepted culinary wisdom that breaking down a turkey into its various parts and cooking them to their own, unique target temperatures is the best way to prepare the bird. But for a lot us, there’s no reason to buy a whole bird this year at all. If you happen to live in a house with people who love the same parts… Read more...

Network convergence drives support for Wi-Fi 6 and OpenRoaming

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
New research shows support for wireless standards.

Kahoot launches its own educational game subscription service

51Engadget / 10h
Educational games company Kahoot is launching Kahoot+ , a series of paid-for subscription products to help kids learn and play at the same time. There are three tiers: Kahoot + Home, + Family and + Premier, priced at $5, $7.50 and $15-per-month, respectively. Given the impact of COVID-19, and the extraordinary rise in home education, the creation of this product is well-timed. If you’re unfamilia

This YouTuber built a giant foam F/A-18 with a real jet turbine engine

Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

NVIDIA brings GeForce Now game streaming to iOS via Safari

Nvidia GeForce Now
55Engadget / 10h
NVIDIA is bringing its GeForce Now game streaming service to iOS. Not through the App Store, though, because the company’s offering doesn’t adhere to Apple’s guidelines. (It’s the same reason why you can’t access Google Stadia through a native app. Not officially, anyway.) Instead, NVIDIA is going through Safari. ”It’ll be brought directly to the browser through a webpage similar to our Chromeboo

The gear to get for your next winter adventure

55Engadget / 10h
Winter, as the cliche goes, is coming. No one wants to be caught out in the cold, or make a rookie error by bringing summer gear to a snowy retreat. Good job, then, that we have reporters hailing from colder corners of the globe. In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to make sure you’re ready for adventure, no matter what the weather throws at you and a few extras to make sure you stay s

Fitbit brings Google Assistant to the Sense and Versa 3

57Engadget / 10h
Fitbit is releasing Fitbit OS 5.1 for the Sense and Versa 3 , with a focus on improving health-tracking and improving voice assistance. The most important innovation is the ability to now take pulse oximetry readings when you’re sleeping without the use of a dedicated clock face. That said, the company will also launch seven new SpO2 clock faces to the platform between now and the end of the year

You'll Be Able to Play Fortnite on iOS Again Thanks to GeForce Now

Nvidia GeForce Now
50Gizmodo / 10h
Nvidia just announced that its cloud gaming service, GeForce Now, is coming to Safari on iOS platforms. GeForce Now is already on MacOS, PC, Shield TV, Android, and as of recently ChromeOS. iOS has been the holdout as Nvidia hasn’t been able to get GeForce Now onto the App Store. That’s likely because of Apple’s … Read more...

Google Assistant Has Arrived on the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3

28Gizmodo / 10h
Earlier this summer, Fitbit threw down the gauntlet with the ambitious Fitbit Sense and a revamped Versa 3. But while these gadgets launched a few months ago, some of the marquee features teased in August were still MIA. Well, not anymore. Fitbit OS 5.1 is landing today for U.S. users and the updates included are some… Read more...

The Physics of Materials at Minus 80 Degrees Celsius

300+Wired / 10h
Pfizer's new vaccine has to be stored at extremely low temperatures. Here's how things work when it gets that cold.

Conquer Your Watch Queue on Any Streaming Service

100+Wired / 10h
Don't get buried beneath all the new, original shows you want to enjoy. Here are some tips and tricks.

Apple Will Take a Smaller Cut of Some App Store Revenues

55Wired / 10h
The App Store Small Business Program aims to improve the company’s public image and its standing in antitrust battles.

GeForce NOW Game Streaming (and 'Fortnite') Now Available on iOS via the Browser

Nvidia GeForce Now
How-To Geek / 10h
Apple is still steadfastly refusing to allow any of the new crop of streaming game platforms into its walled garden…so they’re coming in the back way. Today NVIDIA announced that its GeForce NOW service, which streams PC games users’ already own on Steam and other stores, on iOS. The service uses an iPhone or iPad browser to display the streams. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Using xargs in Combination With bash -c to Create Complex Commands

How-To Geek / 10h
xargs is fireworks for your shell commands. Any output, generated from any shell command, can be sent to xargs for it to be processed further into another command line. Learn to harness this great power of xargs today! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Holiday 2020: 11 Gifts for the Aspiring Artist in Your Life

How-To Geek / 10h
If there’s a young artist in your life, now’s a great time to gift them some great art supplies. Whether they’re into drawing or painting, there’s something on this list that’ll inspire them to create. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to End a Task Using Windows 10’s Task Manager

How-To Geek / 10h
If you need to force a frozen or buggy application to close in Windows 10, you can end a task easily using Windows’ built-in Task Manager utility. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mac mini and Apple Silicon M1 review: Not so crazy after all

100+Ars Technica / 10h
The 2020, M1-equipped Mac mini. [credit: Samuel Axon ] Apple is crazy, right? The Mac just had its best year of sales ever, and Cupertino is hitting the platform with a shock like it hasn’t had in nearly 15 years—back in a time when the Mac was not having such a good year. Apple is beginning the process of replacing industry-standard Intel chips with its own, custom-designed silicon. In a way, we

Turn Your Doodles into Detailed Monsters with Google's 'Chimera Painter' Web App

200+Lifehacker / 10h
I spend a lot of my free time drawing, and a lot of my drawings happen to be of monsters. It’s a fun hobby , and comes in handy when it’s my turn to DM a tabletop roleplaying session . However, I know there are many folks out there who wish they could bring the creatures lurking in their imaginations to life, but they… Read more...

100 best books of the year, according to Amazon

74Mashable / 10h
We've made it to the homestretch of 2020, and quite frankly, we all deserve a reward. The holidays are approaching, and though the majority of this year was an absolute nightmare, 2020 did deliver an impressive selection of superb new books. If you're searching for the perfect gift for a loved one or are simply looking for a way to safely pass the time inside this winter, we suggest shopping some

Spotlight on safety: How airlines are keeping passengers safe, and TPG’s Editors’ Choice award-winner

21The Points Guy / 10h
It certainly qualifies as a clichĂ© at this point, but the coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on airlines. Revenues have plummeted — at one point, U.S. carriers were burning as much as $100 million a day . At the same time, public health experts have suggested expensive precautions, like enhanced cleaning , and, for carriers that choose to take the extra step, limited capacity .

The M1-powered MacBook Air gets a $50 price cut days after release

100+Engadget / 11h
Apple unveiled its first M1-powered devices at an event last week — and while all of the computers with the new system-on-chip are expensive, we’re already starting to see price cuts. Yesterday brought small discounts to the MacBook Pros and the Mac Mini , and now Amazon has the M1-powered MacBook Air for $50 less than launch price. The discount only applies to the gold, 512GB model, bringing it

Sony Xperia 5 II is £599 in early Black Friday deal, despite launching recently

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An early Black Friday has brought the price of the Sony Xperia 5 II down to £599, a saving of £200.

SkullCandy Crusher Evo headphones launched in India for Rs.12,999

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The new device comes with a version of the platform with more multi-dimensional haptic vibration patterns across a wider range of bass frequencies.

UK to invest in AI and cyber as part of major defense spending hike

100+TechCrunch / 11h
The UK has announced a massive boost in defense spending — £16.5 billion ($21.8BN) over four years, the biggest such spending bump for 30 years — in what prime minister Boris Johnson has described as a “once in a generation modernization” of the UK’s armed forces and “the end of the era of retreat” on funding for defense. Overall the UK prime minister said the spending hike will create 40,000 job

Intel claims new 32-core Xeon CPUs will easily beat 64-core AMD Epyc but there's a catch

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
It reveals more details on Ice Lake-SP hardware

Subtle Medical has raised $12.2 million for medical imaging analysis tools

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Using machine learning to analyze medical imaging seems like an obvious application for the novel visualization tools that have been developed over the past decade, and now a clutch of investors have backed Subtle Medical — a company that aims to bring those technologies to the healthcare market. The company has raised $12.2 million in a new round of funding from investors including: 3E Bioventur

What we learned from the SeaDream outbreak: America isn’t ready for cruising to resume

400+The Points Guy / 11h
Note: The author was SeaDream’s guest on its first restarted sailing out of the Caribbean. It’s going to be tough for cruise lines to resume sailings in North America anytime soon. That, in a nutshell, is the takeaway from last week’s COVID outbreak on the very first Caribbean cruise since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s how I see it, at least, and I’ve been following the cruise wor

19 Time-Saving Tips for macOS

74Gizmodo / 11h
We could all use a little more time in the day—and probably a little more time away from the computer, too—so we’ve collected together our favorite time-savers for Macs. Apply just a few of these to your various workflows and you’ll find yourself powering through everything on your to-do list faster than ever before. Read more...

How to Run iPhone and iPad Apps on Mac

22How-To Geek / 11h
If you own a Mac powered by Apple Silicon (such as the M1 processor), you no longer need to take out your iPhone or iPad to run some of your favorite mobile apps. As long as you’re running macOS 11Big Sur or newer, you can download and install iPhone and iPad apps onto your Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Appearances Can Be Deceptive: Turning the Tables on the Hackers

How-To Geek / 11h
It’s time to turn the tables on the threat actors and give them a taste of their own medicine. These defensive platforms use the bad guy’s favorite weapon against them: deception. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

What is Patreon and Why Should You Care?

How-To Geek / 11h
You’ve probably heard Patreon mentioned on your favorite podcast or YouTube channel. And at one point, you’ve probably also wondered what exactly it is, how it works, and why your favorite content creators are always buzzing about it. We dug into every little corner of Patreon to figure all of this out so you can be in the know. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

James Webb Space Telescope will study the origins of cosmic dust

41SlashGear / 11h
NASA is looking forward to the James Webb Space Telescope launching and already has plenty of science planned for the telescope. One of the mysteries that the telescope will help solve is why there appears to be more cosmic dust in galaxies than expected. Where exactly the cosmic dust comes from is a mystery. Astronomers say learning the origins of … Continue reading

What To Do When You Get Your Amex Platinum Card

57One Mile at a Time / 11h
The Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) are among the most popular premium cards out there. I know the personal version of the card is especially popular at the moment, given the incredible offer we’re seeing for new cardmembers . The cards have hefty annual fees — for the personal version ( Rates & Fees ), and for the b

Afresh has a $100 million valuation and a software service that keeps food fresh in grocery stores

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Afresh , a company selling software to track demand and manage orders for fresh produce in grocery stores, is now worth $100 million. That hefty valuation comes on the back of a $13 million extension to the company’s latest round of funding, led by Food Retail Ventures and joined by existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Maersk Growth, and Baseline Ventures, the company said. As part of the rou

ZenBusiness snags $55M Series B for its incorporation and growth platform for micro businesses

300+TechCrunch / 11h
Starting a small company used to be simple. Get some space on Main Street, put out a shingle, and begin plying your trade. Then the regulatory state came, and so did the internet. Now, entrepreneurs have to apply for licenses — sometimes multiple licenses in multiple states — and also handle all the intricacies of building a fully-online digital presence. There are products that will help you inc

Datafold raises seed from NEA to keep improving the lives of data engineers

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Data engineering is one of these new disciplines that has gone from buzzword to mission critical in just a few years. Data engineers design and build all the connections between sources of raw data (your payments information or ad-tracking data or what have you) and the ultimate analytics dashboards used by business executives and data scientists to make decisions. As data has exploded, so has th

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE is $150 off at Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo

67Engadget / 11h
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) only debuted at the end of September, but the affordable flagship has already seen substantial discounts. With Black Friday fast approaching, Amazon , Best Buy and B&H Photo are now offering a $150 off the handset, bringing it down to $550 delivered. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen and for that, you’ll get a 5G handset with a 6.5-inch, 2,400 x 1,080 AMOLED

Paul Hollywood: Trolling of Bake Off finalist Laura 'disgusting'

500+BBC News - Technology / 11h
The show's judge hits back at people on social media who attacked finalist Laura this week online.

PayPal launches its answer to GoFundMe

100+Engadget / 11h
PayPal is launching the “ Generosity Network ,” a new GoFundMe-esque service that enables individuals to launch fundraising campaigns. The company says that it is an “accessible, easy and secure way” for people to raise money for issues that matter, especially in the wake of COVID-19. Each fundraising drive will last for up to 30 days, and there is a maximum limit of $20,000 imposed onto each pro

'Galaxy's Edge' lets you choose your own 'Star Wars' VR adventure

100+Engadget / 11h
After finishing up the latest episode of The Mandalorian , I slipped on my Oculus Quest 2, loaded up ILMxLAB's Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge , and was immediately thrust right into the world I was watching on my TV. It was one of the most uncanny pop culture experiences of my life. And it was a reminder of the power of virtual reality to deliver a genuine sense of presence. I wasn't jus

Tidal discounts four months of its HiFi subscription to $2 for Black Friday

55Engadget / 11h
As it’s done in past years, Tidal is discounting the cost of its paid subscription tiers during Black Friday and beyond. Starting on November 24th through to December 2nd, you can get four months of Tidal Premium for $0.99 or Tidal HiFi for $1.99. Normally, Tidal’s two paid tiers cost $9.99 and $19.99 per month, respectively. Over the course of four months, they’ll end up costing you $39.96 and $

Black Friday iPhone deals: save $300 on the iPhone 11 at Verizon in limited-time flash sale

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Hurry - new Black Friday iPhone deals from Verizon are only available until Wednesday and include big savings.

Deck the halls with Christmas lights for under £10 in the Argos Black Friday sale

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
There are great deals on smart plugs too, so you can create your own internet-connected smart Christmas tree setup.

A No-Notice Change To Like, As Qatar Airways Reverses 50% Devaluation

44View from the Wing / 11h
Two and a half years ago Qatar Airways devalued their Privilege Club program by about 50% without notice and I stopped paying them much mind. I’ve heard a lot out of Doha that this was a mistake, and the pandemic has changed the way airlines are looking at their loyalty programs. It’s simultaneously shocking and not at all surprising to see Qatar Airways reverse its 2018 devaluation of award pric

An Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island—Again

400+Wired / 11h
If they collide, it could cause big problems for breeding penguins and seals by cutting off their access to the open sea.

Batch's Trusty E-Bike Won't Let You Down

68Wired / 11h
This Bosch-powered electric bike doesn't look as elegant as its competitors, but it's more affordable and reliable.

Watch Dogs: Legion Tackles Dystopia—That It's a Part Of

100+Wired / 11h
Developer Ubisoft points the finger at the underlying causes in the game, but stops short of naming and shaming. Because it'd have to shame itself, too.

How to Turn On HTTPS-Only Mode in Mozilla Firefox

24How-To Geek / 11h
Tip: If you’re not running Firefox version 83 or higher, you’ll need to update Firefox to use the HTTPS-Only Mode feature. To check for updates manually, click the Firefox menu, then select Help > About Firefox. Then click the “Update Firefox” button. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Guy Built a Scale Replica of Disneyland's Matterhorn in His Backyard

71How-To Geek / 11h
Theme park lovers are likely missing their favorite past time. Well, one man decided to take matters into his own hands and recreated a mini version of Disneyland’s Matterhorn in his backyard. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge' VR delivers what Disney’s theme parks can’t

100+Mashable / 11h
Meeting Yoda in VR is the cherry atop this blaster-filled journey. If you go into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge , the latest VR co-production from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab and Facebook’s Oculus, thinking you’ll be just fine handling blaster shoot-outs by your lonesome, you’ll quickly become acquainted with death Tales is unrelenting in its combat — enemies come fast, often, and in numbers th

Nvidia developed a radically different way to compress video calls

200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Instead of transmitting an image for every frame, Maxine sends keypoint data that allows the receiving computer to re-create the face using a neural network. (credit: Nvidia) Last month, Nvidia announced a new platform called Maxine that uses AI to enhance the performance and functionality of video conferencing software. The software uses a neural network to create a compact representat

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class First Look: Elevating the Status Quo

S-Class Mercedes Maybach
SlashGear / 12h
If the 2021 S-Class is the big daddy in Mercedes-Benz’s portfolio, it seems the new Maybach S-Class is the ‘Godfather’ of the three-pointed star. And, similar to how the S-Class showcases the very latest technology, luxury, and safety features in a modern car, the 2021 Maybach S-Class holds a lavish magnifying glass to all those aspects of Mercedes’ flagship. Yes, … Continue reading

Bitdefender's Black Friday antivirus deal gives you 70% off the world's best security

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
A fantastic saving on some remarkable software - this best antivirus deal lets you choose between Bitdefender's three levels of cybersecurity.

PlayStation rebrands London’s tube stations

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

The Morning After: 'Wonder Woman 1984' is going straight to HBO Max

300+Engadget / 12h
It’s official: Warner Bros. is bringing a blockbuster movie to HBO Max. Instead of debuting solely in theaters, Wonder Woman 1984 will also premiere on the streaming service on December 25th at no extra charge — but it will only be available for one month. Disney’s Artemis Fowl already skipped a theatrical release and went straight to subscription streaming, and its new Pixar movie Soul will do t

Google Assistant now allows kids to track their parents

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

2021 Lexus Black Line Edition RC and ES revealed

SlashGear / 12h
Lexus has unveiled special versions of its popular RC and ES line of luxury sporty cars. The 2021 Lexus RC 300, RC 350, and ES 350 F Sport are getting Black Line special editions. Black Line editions are designed to appeal to the owner’s senses with exclusive design touches, including Ash Wood steering wheel trim in the RC and darkened … Continue reading

Climate change: Can sending fewer emails really save the planet?

1KBBC News - Technology / 12h
UK officials are reportedly considering asking us to stop sending "thanks" emails - but why?

Microsoft is aiming to fix this major browser security flaw

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Microsoft wants to stop Chromium browsers from launching with elevated privileges when it is not necessary

Apple to pay almost R2 billion to settle ‘Batterygate’

45Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Shenmue III finally arrives on Steam today – with a huge 66% discount

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
All of the DLC for the open world adventure has been slashed in price for the launch weekend, too.

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) can run The Witcher 3 and more thanks to CrossOver

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
You can use the CodeWeavers software to run a host of Windows apps on your Apple machine

Animal Crossing: New Horizons holiday update adds an important feature

SlashGear / 12h
Nintendo has launched a holiday update for the popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While the update adds holiday-themed content for Thanksgiving and Christmas, arguably the most important changes have nothing to do with holiday festivities. The most crucial change added in the update is a new save data transfer function. The saved data transfer function allows gamers to … Continue r

BT to stage 'world-first' test of 5G quantum security

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Trial will combine BT's fixed tech with quantum secured mobile chips.

One Man’s Search for the DNA Data That Could Save His Life

500+Wired / 12h
The genetic correlations that could help Bryce Olson find a drug that works against his cancer are a scattered mess. Why don’t we have a better system for analyzing this kind of information?

How a Medication for OCD Ended Up in a Covid-19 Trial

300+Wired / 12h
In a small study, the drug kept patients with mild symptoms from worsening. If it holds up in a larger test, it could help keep more people out of hospitals.

When AI Sees a Man, It Thinks 'Official.' A Woman? 'Smile'

500+Wired / 12h
A new paper renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

15 Early Black Friday Deals You’ll Want to Snag Now

62Wired / 12h
You don’t have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving—or leave your house—to get in on these Black Friday deals.

Demon’s Souls on PS5 almost had an easy mode

43TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Demon’s Souls on PS5 could have had an easy mode, but the idea was scrapped by developer Bluepoint Games.

Realme 7 5G announced, offering 5G and a 120Hz screen at a very low price

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The Realme 7 5G has a 120Hz screen, a quad-lens camera, a 5,000mAh battery, 5G and more.

Digital transformation is a marathon, not a sprint

38TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Covid-19 has caused huge digital transformation across industries, but how can businesses ensure that this is long-term change?

Russian Pilots Secretly “Draw” You-Know-What In Sky

400+One Mile at a Time / 12h
The concept of airplanes “drawing” something in the sky with their flight paths is nothing new — we saw EL AL draw a 747 in the sky for its last 747 flight , Qantas draw a kangaroo in the sky for its last 747 flight , Virgin Atlantic draw a heart in the sky for Valentine’s Day , and more. However, the story behind this is in a league of its own. A Pobeda 737’s suspicious maneuvers This incident h