Wednesday, November 04, 2020

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Microsoft begins killing off the Control Panel in Windows 10

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The journey to replace the Control Panel is coming to an end, with users being redirected to newer Settings pages.

Key West voters deliver a blow to cruise lines with big-ship ban

500+The Points Guy / 8h
Is the era of big-ship cruising to Key West, Florida, coming to an end? It’s looking more likely after Tuesday’s election. Residents of the laid-back island town in the Straits of Florida on Tuesday voted to approve three referendums that will ban most cruise ships operated by major lines, such as Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line, from visiting. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sig

Uber and Lyft's Dogshit Ballot Measure Passed

Uber Lyft California
1KGizmodo / 15h
Great: pop the champagne for Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who won his exorbitantly expensive battle to avoid paying gig workers fairly at all costs. Read more...

Google Messages is quietly adding a new text scheduling feature

SlashGear / 13min
Google Messages, the company’s chat app, is adding the ability to schedule text messages. The feature started rolling out to users through a server-side update, but not everyone has access to it yet. Reports about the feature began surfacing on social media earlier today, showing multiple scheduling options. There’s a good reason to schedule text messages, though such functionality may … Continue

Black Friday TV deal: this 65-inch 4K TV is on sale for just $228 at Walmart

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Snag this Black Friday TV deal while you can! Walmart's Black Friday sale has this 65-inch 4K TV on sale for just $228.

Vendée Globe: Tech to spot sailor’s mood in tough race

92BBC News - Technology / 15min
The Vendée Globe solo race will see competitors face extreme conditions with little sleep.

The best tech deals we found in Walmart's latest Black Friday sale

24Engadget / 24min
2020 is a different year to say the least and one thing that’s proven to be quite different than usual is the holiday shopping season. Amazon unofficially kicked things off on Prime Day last month, and now we’re starting to see a number of early Black Friday deals pop up at other retailers. Walmart will actually have a couple of rounds of deals going live on its website and in its stores this mon

Walmart's Black Friday deals have begun — save $67 on a Roomba 670

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Save $67: As of 7 p.m. ET Nov. 4, the iRobot Roomba 670 vacuum is on sale for $177 at Walmart. We're not even a full week into November and yet the Black Friday deals have begun. Yup, you read that right. This year, there's no need to wait for the turkey to be cooked, as you can already start shopping for great deals thanks to Walmart's Black Friday schedule. Speaking of the holidays, this is a g

United improves the rebooking experience during delays, cancellations

The Points Guy / 56min
In January, I flew on Air Canada’s Airbus A220 inaugural flight from Montreal to Calgary and back. On the way back home, we were delayed due to deicing, and I missed my connecting flight. When I deplaned in Montreal, an agent was waiting for me with a hotel confirmation, a meal voucher and a new boarding pass for the following day. A pretty seamless experience for a misconnection, or so I thought

The 10 best Walmart Black Friday deals: TVs, AirPods, Instant Pot, laptops, and more

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We've rounded up the best Walmart Black Friday deals from the early sale, which include big discounts on TVs, AirPods, Instant Pot, laptops, and more.

Get the 9-in-1 Instant Pot Viva for only $49 before Black Friday

Mashable / 59min
SAVE $50: Get the Instant Pot Viva electric pressure cooker for the low price of $49, as of 7 p.m. ET Nov. 4. We love a good Instant Pot deal, and it's even better when the price drops to below $50. At 50% off, this Walmart early Black Friday deal on the 9-in-1 Instant Pot Viva brings it to the same price that the 6-in-1 Instant Pot Lux was on Prime Day, all while giving you three extra features.

Get a 65-inch 4K TV for less than $250 in Walmart's Black Friday event

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SAVE $170: As of Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. EST, you can pick up the 65-inch Onn. 4K Roku smart TV for $228 in Walmart's Black Friday Deals for Days event. When you think of nice TV brands, LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio probably come to mind. You shouldn't sleep on the lesser-known brands, though. In case you haven't heard, Walmart is running early Black Friday events , with the first one taking place on No

Yes, seriously. The Instant Pot Duo Crisp is only $79.

Mashable / 59min
SAVE $50: As of 7 p.m. ET Nov. 4, you can grab the Instant Pot Duo Crisp for only $79 at Walmart. Instant Pot fanatics and air fryer lovers alike can rejoice, because the Instant Pot Duo Crisp is $50 off in Walmart's Black Friday Deals for Days sale. This pricing is $20 lower than the Prime Day price for the same model, bringing the cost down to the same price as most of the regular Instant Pot m

Bored of the Same Old Supermarket Treats? Upgrade Your Indulgence to the Best Snacks on the Internet

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Top Product: Lekko Dark Chocolate Spread | $5 | Amazon Read more...

Denmark to cull all mink after warning about ‘serious’ virus mutation risk

Denmark Cull Mink Covid
SlashGear / 1h
Denmark officials have announced a decision to cull millions of mink due to mutated coronavirus that may be transmitted to humans. Government officials call this a difficult decision due to the impact it will have on the nation’s mink farmers, but warn that it is necessary due to the mutated virus’s alleged resistance to antibodies and the risk that a … Continue reading

GitHub home page down after apparent SSL fail

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GitHub users experienced problems accessing the site due to an expired SSL certificate.

'NBA2K21' goes full MMO with next-gen The City mode

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Between photo-realistic graphics and a new WNBA mode , basketball fans have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of NBA 2K21 . And you can add The City , an expanded online hub world, to the list of next-generation specific features. The City builds on The Neighborhood gameplay mode that’s been a hallmark of the franchise over the last couple of

What Prop. 22 could mean for the gig economy nationwide

Uber Lyft California
28Mashable / 1h
After Election Day in California, labor groups and coalitions of drivers were devastated. Ride-hailing companies were relieved. With Prop. 22's passage in California, Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, and other apps that rely on so-called gig workers will continue to treat those workers as independent contractors . (The SF Chronicle put the vote at 58 percent for, 41 percent against.) If the measure failed,

2021 iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablets could have mini-LED displays, launch in Q1 2021

Apple iPad Mini 2021
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LG will reportedly supply the displays, which would use tiny backlights that support better local dimming and brightness

Google insists Pixel 5’s ‘display gap’ is totally normal, don’t worry

Google Pixel 5 Gap
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A Google representative has stated that Pixel 5 owners should not worry about display gaps between screen and phone body, as it won’t affect dust or water resistance.

The cheapest full HD 1080p monitor right now comes with a simple feature all displays should have

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In terms of price per inch, we’ve never seen anything like this.

Hands-on with Mophie’s new modular smartphone battery case

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There was some confusion when the Juice Pack Connect was announced last week. I admit I was a bit confused, too. It was, no doubt, the proximity to Apple’s iPhone 12 launch that lead many to (understandably) assume that the new take on Mophie’s case is based on the handset’s new MagSafe tech. While it seems likely that some future version of the accessory will sport that functionality, truth is t

WhatsApp's New "Vacation Mode" Doesn't Seem Like Much Of a Vacation At All

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WhatsApp’s newest feature has us a bit intrigued.

B2B marketplaces will be the next billion-dollar e-commerce startups

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Merritt Hummer Contributor Merritt Hummer is a partner at Bain Capital Ventures, where she invests in the fintech, e-commerce and proptech sectors. Startups involved in B2B e-commerce such as Faire and Mirakl have burst out of the gates in 2020. Almost overnight, these startups transformed into consequential platforms, earning billion-dollar valuations along the way. The B2B e-commerce industry h

Here’s how Sea of Thieves is improving on Xbox Series X

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SlashGear / 1h
Being a first-party Xbox game, we expected that Sea of Thieves would be getting something in the way of next-generation improvements on Xbox Series X/S. Today, developer Rare detailed those next-gen changes, telling players what they’ll be able to expect for the game when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch on November 10th. Indeed, it seems that these … Continue reading

Bored of the Same Old Supermarket Treats? Upgrade Your Indulgence to the Best Snacks on the Internet

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Top Product: Lekko Dark Chocolate Spread | $5 | Amazon Read more...

This Wasn't the Climate Election It Seemed to Be

300+Gizmodo / 1h
I had a brief glimmer of hope and cognitive dissonance when a few images from Fox News crossed my screen last night. Polling by the conservative cable network showed 72% of voters were concerned about climate change and 70% wanted increased federal clean energy spending. It aligns with other polling similarly showing… Read more...

Explore Your Health at a Cellular Level With Viome’s Health Intelligence Test

Futurism / 1h
In the past, people used to fantasize about being able to see what’s going on inside our bodies at the cellular level. Movies like 1966’s Fantastic Voyage and 1987’s Innerspace imagined what it would be like to shrink submarines down to microscopic size, and explore the inside of a human body. But as of 2020, such fantasies might no be longer necessary. Seriously. While miniaturization is still t

Denmark to Cull Mink Population After Finding Coronavirus Mutation That Spread to Humans

Denmark Cull Mink Covid
44Gizmodo / 2h
Denmark is taking aggressive action to stop the spread of coronavirus outbreaks on mink farms that have now seemingly jumped back into humans. Read more...

Hulu cancels hit horror anthology show set in Stephen King universe

SlashGear / 2h
Horror genre anthology television shows have become increasingly popular with that popularity arguably spurred by hit American Horror Story. Hulu got in on the action with an original horror anthology set in the Stephen King universe, the most recent season of which gave fans the backstory for character Annie Wilkes. Sadly, the show will not be returning with a third … Continue reading

That 4G Network on the Moon Could Ruin Astronomy

100+Futurism / 2h
Spotty Service Last month, NASA granted Nokia $14.1 million to build a 4G telecom network on the Moon by the year 2030. The goal was to get a communications and navigational network for any future lunar outposts up and running. But it turns out that the network’s signals could seriously mess with astronomers studying radio signals elsewhere in the universe, astrophysics doctoral student at the Un

Don’t Quit Your Job Without a Plan

32Lifehacker / 2h
You might hate your job so much that you nurse fantasies about how you’ll quit—perhaps spontaneously, standing on your desk, with a righteous speech to your manager followed by a 1980s-movie slow clap from your colleagues. As cathartic as that may seem, you shouldn’t quit without a plan, as you could lose out on… Read more...

How to Find a Fitness Accountability Buddy

59Lifehacker / 2h
A workout buddy is a wonderful thing to have. If they’re just a smidge stronger or faster than you, they’ll inspire you to push yourself just a little bit more . But it’s hard to find someone who’s at the exact right level of fitness and whose company you enjoy. The better solution might be to find yourself an… Read more...

Times Are So Tough At Boeing They Just Sold Their Superyacht

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

Fix 14 Security Issues by Updating Adobe Acrobat and Reader

44Lifehacker / 2h
Adobe usually patches its products once a month to provide new security updates, but the company has just rolled out an extra update that fixes 14 security threats facing Adobe’s desktop PDF apps (Windows and macOS). This is an important update that affects the following apps: Read more...

3 Types of Misinformation Spreading After the Election

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Much of it has targeted swing states that remain too close to call.

Early Black Friday deal: the best Fujifilm camera for beginners hits lowest ever price

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An early Black Friday deal has taken the best Fujifilm camera for beginners down to its lowest ever price – for today only.

Zynga reports record revenue and strong user growth while still losing $122M

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Zynga’s revenue grew to a record $503 million (up 46% year-over-year) in the third quarter, with bookings of $628 million (up 59%), according to its latest earnings report . It also had its best mobile daily active user (31 million) and monthly active user (83 million) numbers in six years. But things weren’t all rosy: The company also reported a net loss of $122 million. That compares to net inc

Learn how to score your first check with TMV’s Soraya Darabi on November 10

100+TechCrunch / 2h
When it comes to financing a startup, the most important — and hardest — check to land is the very first one. The growth of accelerators, rolling funds, community funds, hungry angels and institutional investors has given founders more options than ever before, but for women and people of color, access to funding continues to be a struggle. On Tuesday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET, w

Should You Hire Social Media Influencers to Promote Your Work?

32Lifehacker / 2h
As appealing as “being your own boss” may sound, in reality, working for yourself means you’re the only one responsible for facing one challenge after another—especially when you’re first starting out. Whether you own your own business or are a freelancer or independent contractor/gig worker, part of your workload… Read more...

Study finds psychedelic may trigger depression remission for some people

20SlashGear / 2h
A new study from Johns Hopkins University found that psilocybin, the psychoactive chemical found in ‘magic mushrooms,’ may be an effective treatment option for some people suffering from major depression. This finding builds upon previous research from Johns Hopkins that linked psilocybin with mental health benefits for people suffering from terminal cancer. Psychedelic research Psychedelics — pr

Someone has transferred ~$1 billion from a bitcoin wallet quiet since 2015

Bitcoin Wallet 2015
200+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: George / Getty Images ) Nearly $1 billion in bitcoin has been transferred out of a mysterious wallet that has been quiet since 2015. The haul of slightly more than 69,369 BTC— worth about $975 million at the time this post went live—was withdrawn in the past 24 hours, the bitcoin ledger shows . Alon Gal, co-founder and CTO of security firm Hudson Rock, was among the first—if not

A Stolen Chunk of Earth’s Moon Seems to Be Orbiting Mars

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400+Futurism / 3h
Moon Heist According to a new study, a chunk of the Earth’s Moon may be orbiting Mars. There’s an asteroid in an eccentric orbit of Mars called (101429) 1998 VF31, which scientists at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) in Northern Ireland have now determined to have a strikingly similar spectrograph reading to the Moon, according to a press release . After being blasted away by some sor

This Chrome plugin brings Google's old icons back to your tabs

100+Engadget / 3h
If you’re not a fan of Google’s new icons, we have some good news. A new Chrome extension — spotted by Gizmodo , among others — lets you restore the tab icons for Gmail, Calendar, Meet and other Google services to their former glory. You can thank product designer Claudio Postinghel for the plugin. Google introduced its new slate of icons in October when it rebranded GSuite to Google Workspace. A

AWS unveils new Nvidia-powered GPU cloud instances

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AWS has announced the release of its new GPU-equipped P4 instances, delivering more CPU power, memory and network bandwidth.

Google Says It's Normal if Your Pixel 5 Display Separates From the Phone

Google Pixel 5 Gap
27How-To Geek / 3h
Google’s latest budget-friendly flagship phone, the Pixel 5, is slowly making its way to users. We’ve already seen worrying reports that the device’s display seems to be lifting away from the device. Worse yet, our review unit exhibits the same issue. But don’t worry, Google says that’s normal. Wait, what? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Let's Appreciate the Mechanical Marvel of Pinball, Courtesy of 'The Slow Mo Guys'

31How-To Geek / 3h
Pinball machines are a feat of engineering wizardry, with hundreds of parts that loudly slam together to keep the entertainment going. But don’t take my word for it—The Slow Mo Guys‘ newest video takes us under the glass to see how a pinball machine works in stunning slow motion. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Deal Alert: Get Two OnePlus 8T Phones and OnePlus Buds for $1,123

21How-To Geek / 3h
If you love OnePlus phones, you’ll want to pay attention to this deal. The company is offering a buy one get one 50% off deal for its OnePlus 8T handset. You’ll also get two sets of OnePlus Buds thrown in at no additional cost. Your total will be $1,123, with a grand savings of $532. The deal is available today only. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Arcade1Up's Latest $500 Cabinet, "OutRun", Will Race into Your Living Rooms

48How-To Geek / 3h
When it’s not working on electronic board game coffee tables, Arcade1Up rules the land of arcade replicas. Its latest entry is another team-up with Sega, and this time it’s a racer. The company announced it’s a $499.99 OutRun cabinet, complete with a sitdown bench so you can drive away in style. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Adobe's Latest Update for Reader and Acrobat Officially Kills Flash

Adobe Reader Acrobat
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Adobe officially removed all traces of its formerly omnipresent Flash software in a new update for its Reader and Acrobat PDF programs. The update also patches critical security flaws within Acrobat and comes ahead of Flash’s official end of life, scheduled for December 2020. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The 10 Best Deals of November 4, 2020

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Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

With $200 Million, Uber and Lyft Write Their Own Labor Law

Uber Lyft California
200+Wired / 3h
Following a well-funded campaign, California voters approved Proposition 22—allowing gig economy companies to keep treating workers as independent contractors.

The 10 Best Deals of November 4, 2020

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Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Python finally topples Java as the world's second-most popular programming language

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Python has surpassed Java to become the second-most popular programming language due to use by data scientists and in machine learning.

You Already Know How Old You Are. But Do You Know Your True ‘Biological Age’?

Futurism / 3h
The hunt for the fountain of youth is, as ever, ongoing. Nobody wants to get old . Despite the audacious claims made by hundreds of so-called “anti-aging” products, there’s nothing modern science can do to truly stop the aging process. That said, armed with the right tools, we can come to understand the aging process, which can enable us to take steps that help us age better . That’s why a team o

Toy Maker Mattel Admits to Suffering a Ransomware Attack

Mattel Ransomware Attack
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Mattel, the maker of Barbie, Fisher-Price, and Hot Wheels toys, admitted that it suffered a ransomware attack on June 28, 2020. According to a 10-Q form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company said the attack “caused data on a number of systems to be encrypted.” Read more...

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 games list revealed

SlashGear / 3h
Now that winter is quickly approaching, that means Awesome Games Done Quick is right around the corner. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual speedrunning charity event is going to look quite a bit different than it usually does when it takes place in January, but the show will still go on. The organizers behind the event have shared the … Continue reading

Play quidditch for real with this flying broom — Future Blink

Mashable / 3h
No muggles allowed on this flying broom that fits on electric unicycles. There are four different broom models, though none of them are called the Nimbus 2000 . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Harry Potter , Quidditch , Broomstick , and Muggles

Meeting consumer demand this holiday season: a Q&A with HP

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We spoke with HP’s chief commercial officer about the trends its retail partners are keeping an eye on ahead of the holidays.

Epson launches four home theater projectors for pandemic movie nights

SlashGear / 4h
If you’re craving a theater-like experience but aren’t willing to risk a trip to the local cinema, you’ve likely considered buying a projector. Here with four enticing options is Epson and its new Home Cinema projector models, the 880, 1080, 2200, 2250. All four projectors are relatively inexpensive and designed for home theaters. All four new Epson Home Cinema projectors … Continue reading

Mutated Form of COVID Spreading Between Mink and Humans in Denmark

Denmark Cull Mink Covid
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Health authorities in Denmark have found that a mutation of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has spread from minks to humans, a potentially disastrous occurrence. The European nation is taking no chances and is planning to kill all roughly 17 million minks in the country as a result, Reuters reports . In case you were wondering, Denmark is the world’s largest exporter of mink furs. Killing al

Massachusetts voters pass a right-to-repair measure, giving them unprecedented access to their car data

Massachusetts Repair
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A ballot measure passed by 75% of voters in Massachusetts has resolved a thorny question that could have widespread implications for the automotive industry: once a person buys a vehicle, they own all of its data. The measure, listed on the ballot as Question 1 , amends and broadens a law that gives consumers in Massachusetts the right to repair the vehicles they own. The measure will require aut

Air Force Opens New Lab for Spacecraft Materials

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Spacelab 2020 Last week, the U.S. Air Force opened up a new $4 million lab that will study and manufacture new materials to use in spacecraft. Launches are risky, with NASA estimating that nearly a quarter of small satellite missions have failed in recent decades. The Deployable Structures Lab (DeSel) will be able to stress test advanced new materials for use in space, C4ISRNET reports , which co

Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Streams of Silver

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The famous Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden returns for his second adventure in the Icewind Dale trilogy! Is it better than The Crystal Shard ? Is the premise directly lifted from The Hobbit ? Will Drizzt continue being the greatest badass in the Forgotten Realms? Will a female character appear for more than four pages and… Read more...

FCC forces T-Mobile to pay $200 million fine for subsidiary Sprint’s fraud

FCC Sprint Lifeline
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | aluxum ) T-Mobile has agreed to pay a $200 million fine to resolve an investigation into subsidiary Sprint, which was caught taking millions of dollars in government subsidies for "serving" 885,000 low-income Americans who weren't using Sprint service. Sprint admitted the violations in September 2019, about six months before T-Mobile completed its purchase of Sprin

Astronomers observe fast radio bursts in our galaxy for the first time

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100+Engadget / 4h
Since 2007, astronomers have known about a type of interstellar phenomenon called fast radio bursts, or FRBs for short. They’re bright emissions of radio waves that can generate more than 100 million times the power of the sun in the span of a few milliseconds. Up until recently, they’ve only been observed in galaxies outside of our own. But this past April, astronomers got their first-ever chanc

Four reasons I’m still thinking about the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

SlashGear / 4h
A friendly man collected the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible from me two months ago, but I can’t stop thinking about it. Normally, I’m not much of a cabrio fan, but the LC suits the open top experience pretty much perfectly. Certainly enough for it to get lodged into my mind. We’ve already reviewed the LC 500 Convertible: I knew … Continue reading

Light up the dance floor with this expressive music controller — Future Blink

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Even the slightest touch can create sound with Erae Touch , an expressive music controller that lights up when used. Read more... More about Music , Mashable Video , Music Technology , Music Production , and Future Blink

The FBI Says ‘Boogaloo Boys’ Bought 3D-Printed Gun Parts

500+Wired / 4h
A criminal complaint alleges that a West Virginia man disguised the plastic components as wall hangers and sold hundreds of them online.

Prop 22 Shows Why Big Tech Is the Climate Movement’s New Foe

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The results of many elections— chiefly the presidential one —are still up in the air. But Tuesday night saw a sure, devastating blow to working people: California passed Proposition 22 , meaning drivers with app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash will be considered independent contractors and not employees.… Read more...

Connected cars must be open to third parties, say Massachusetts voters

Massachusetts Repair
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images / Aurich Lawson ) On Tuesday, voters in Massachusetts chose, by an overwhelming majority, to extend the state's automotive "right to repair" law to cover connected-car platforms and telematics services. As a result, the state will require that from 2022, all new telematics-equipped vehicles be accessible via a standardized open-data platform that allows owners and th

New Research Shows How a Microbe Could Survive Journey Between Planets

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Space Bugs A particular class of bacteria can survive the extremely harsh conditions of outer space, lending evidence to the theory that microbial life could have spread between worlds, perhaps on asteroids. The bacteria Deinococcus radiodurans survived outside the International Space Station for a full year, according to University of Vienna research published last week in the journal Microbiome

iPad’s next secret weapon may guide the industry in 2021

Apple iPad Mini 2021
SlashGear / 4h
The next major innovation in display technology will likely appear on an iPad in 2021. The most recent report on the manufacturing of the technology came from sources with knowledge on LG Display, who’ll apparently supply Apple with mini LED backlight LCD panels. What’s this mean for the rest of the smart device industry? It might’ve been inevitable that mini … Continue reading

Get Marriott Platinum Status For A Year From A $125 Annual Fee Credit Card

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This is a really great opportunity for anyone who plans to travel in 2021. The Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card will provide Platinum elite status for a year to new cardmembers and a limited-time points offer as well. Continue reading ...

Please, No More Proprietary Smartwatch Chargers

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I realize this is a rarefied problem, the epitome of small potatoes in a world full of Big Existential Crises. But as the world burns and chaos reigns supreme, I am choosing to “maintain” my sanity by hyper-focusing on one, medium-sized hill to die on: We need to get rid of proprietary smartwatch chargers. Read more...

Get a Roborock S6 to Sweep and Mop Your Floors

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Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum | $360 | Amazon | Clip Coupon Read more...

The Future Tech of Back to the Future II, Ranked

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The 2015 scenes in Back to the Future Part II are everything. Even though the “future” has come and gone, the vision of the world Robert Zemeckis and his team created in the 1989 sequel remains as influential and cool today as it was back then. Read more...

Nikon will let you use its cameras as high-end webcams

100+Engadget / 5h
Nikon has at last released software that turns your fancy DSLR or mirrorless camera into a high-end webcam . Other major camera makers have rolled out similar tools in the last several months, as video calls became much more prevalent amid stay-at-home measures to combat COVID-19 . The free Webcam Utility Software is available in beta for both Windows 10 and macOS . Along with video conference ca

Domain parking used to spread Emotet and impersonate McAfee

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Palo Alto Networks has discovered parked domains being used to spread Emotet and commit ad fraud.

How to Stream Spotify Directly From Your Apple Watch

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If you’ve been longing for a Dick Tracy-like setup for using Spotify on your Apple Watch, you won’t have to wait much longer. A new update to the app will now allow you to rock out with only your smartwatch—no nearby phone needed, assuming your smartwatch has a decent wifi or cellular connection. Read more...

This Japanese Beauty Product Removes Dry-Ass Skin to Make Your Feet Baby Soft

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Baby Foot Exfoliating Foot Peel | $25 | Amazon Read more...

9,000-Year-Old Burial of Female Hunter Upends Beliefs About Prehistoric Gender Roles

Peru Big Game Americas
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Conventional thinking in anthropology has it that prehistoric hunting was an activity reserved for males, while females did the gathering. Turns out this assumption is wrong, according to a provocative new study. Read more...

Get 12 epic subscriptions with this entertainment bundle

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There are a ton of entertainment options in today's digital media landscape. You can play video games online with friends, stream television shows and movies with loved ones, sign up for fitness classes at the touch of a button and the list goes on. Although there's an abundance of ways to stay amused, though, it's still great to change up your entertainment diet now and then by adding something

Mink variant of coronavirus spreads to humans in Denmark; full cull planned

Denmark Cull Mink Covid
500+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / A mink is photographed in a farm in Hjoerring, in North Jutland, Denmark, on October 8, 2020. (credit: Getty | MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN ) A genetic variant of the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, found in mink has spread from the animals to at least 12 people in Denmark, the prime minister said at a press conference Wednesday. The government is now planning to cull all the mink on Danish f

Hurry! Apple AirPods hit lowest sale price ever in epic Black Friday deal

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Snag this Black Friday AirPods deals while you can - Amazon has the Apple AirPods on sale and down to their lowest price ever.

Astronomers Pinpoint Source of Mysterious Radio Burst Signal

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Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are blips of cosmic energy that can unleash hundreds of millions times more power than the Sun in just a tiny fraction of a second. They’ve long puzzled astronomers — and given rise to theories that they could be signals from extraterrestrials. But now, a team of astronomers claim to have linked such an event to an actual object for the first time ever: a magnetar, a t

$199 iPad alternative: Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a massive 40% off

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iPads can be pricey, making this $130 off deal for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A a great savings.

Realistic VR Sex Is Now a Reality. It’s Also Surprisingly Cheap.

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Been watching a lot of adult videos lately? Overall viewing stats for the last several months likely tell quite a story (of a slightly stressed-out, quarantined world). And from the looks of it, that upward trend is bound to continue. But maybe not the way you think. That’s because VR sex is quickly changing from science fiction into a real-world fact. And the Titan VR from KIIROO is an ultra-rea

Surface Pro 8 rumors, specs and price: everything we want to see

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From its rumored features and specs to its price and release date, we’ve gathered all things Surface Pro 8 so you know what to expect before it even hits the streets.

Among Us update brings anonymous voting as devs reveal roadmap for new features

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Among Us received a new update this week that added some previously promised features. While the update itself is small, the features it’s adding could change the game rather dramatically for a lot of players. In addition, Among Us developer Innersloth has shared a roadmap for the game, with details on new features that should be landing in the future. … Continue reading

This device will help make your AC unit more efficient — and it's on sale

40Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Make your AC unit more efficient with the Cielo Breez Eco Smart AC Controller , on sale for $64.99 as of Nov. 4. The Cielo Breez Eco Smart AC Controller is the knight in shining armor you need to make your ductless cooling system more high-tech. This device allows you to operate your remote-controlled cooling unit, like a window or mini-split air conditioner, from your smartphone. It can b

Finally, You Can Get Your Old Google Icons Back

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If you’re also one of those people desperate for some kind of good news today to counteract the hours of absolute horseshit you sat through last night, here’s a small win: you can officially get your old Google icons back. This nifty Chrome extension , developed by product designer Claudio Postinghel, was built to… Read more...

We finally know what has been making fast radio bursts

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Enlarge / The CHIME telescope has proven adept at picking up fast radio bursts. (credit: Andre Renard / CHIME Collaboration ) Today, researchers are announcing they've solved one of the questions that has been nagging them over the past decade: what exactly produces the weird phenomena known as fast radio bursts (FRBs)? As their name implies, FRBs involve a sudden blast of radio-frequency radiati

Save over 50% on an ultra-convenient portable charger

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TL;DR: Charge your devices on the go with the Porta three-in-one power bank charger , on sale for $49.99 as of Nov. 4. Sick of carrying chargers for each of your devices? This cool gadget can help. The Porta 3-in-1 Power Bank Charger can charge both your AirPods and your Apple Watch at the same time. There's also a USB port, which will work for not just Apple products, but anything compatible wit

Here are the main tech ballot initiatives that passed last night

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While the presidential election is still in the balance, several ballot initiatives with broad implications for how we use technology have passed. Ballot initiatives pose questions to voters and can—if passed—create, amend, or repeal existing state laws. In total, there were 129 statewide ballot initiatives across the country in this presidential election, including many related to taxation and d

Make Every Thanksgiving Dish Better With More Crunchy Stuff

100+Lifehacker / 6h
When making a meal at home—even a Thanksgiving meal—there are always a few things you can do to make it feel “chef-y.” Adding more butter and salt than you think is necessary, plating things in a manner that is pleasing to the eyes, and using real napkins can all help to cultivate a restaurant vibe, but I think the… Read more...

Pace Yourself, It's Gonna Be a Long Week

100+Lifehacker / 6h
We told you not to expect results on election night , so please do not panic. A lot of things could happen today, and chances are, no matter what happens by tonight, the rest of the week is going to be pretty hectic on the national news front. Read more...

The Gap's hilariously bad unity sweatshirt accidentally unites people who hate it

100+Mashable / 6h
Not now, The Gap. For the love of God, just not now. Look at this (now-deleted) tweet calling for unity, and for moving forward together. The hoodie is half red and half blue to unite the political parties, get it, get it, ahh how clever, how smart. Not a great idea. Image: Screenshot / twitter / @ gap Meanwhile, we're all waiting around, during a pandemic, nervous as hell for what happens next.

Here's a live stream of the Pennsylvania vote count, in case you need it

300+Engadget / 6h
How's your day going? Staying calm? Endlessly fretting about whether your candidate of choice will claim the White House? (The 60,000 people who voted for Kanye West may already be disappointed.) Perhaps watching a thrilling live stream of democracy in action is what you need right now. Thanks to Philadelphia City Commissioners, you can keep an eye on Pennsylvania election workers tallying votes

Scientists in Japan Build Robot to Hold Hands With Lonely People

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500+Futurism / 6h
Robot Girlfriend Scientists from Japan’s Gifu University built a robot hand for men to clasp when they feel lonely. The hand, dubbed “Osampo Kanojo,” which the engineers roughly translate to “My Girlfriend in Walk” in their research , is meant to feel and even smell like a romantic partner from the forearm down, according to CNET . The idea, supposedly, is to provide some comfort and companionshi

Apple AirPods are less than $100 for the first time

73Mashable / 6h
Save $30: As of Nov. 4, AirPods with the wired charging case are on sale for $99.99 at Amazon (later Walmart as well) — $30 off their regular sale price and $59.01 off their OG price of $159. Nov. 4 is the day after a historical election and the first leg of Walmart's three-event Black Friday Deals for Days extravaganza. We also know it as the day that AirPods dropped below $100. You can find the

Apple AirPods drop to $100 in early Black Friday sales

100+Engadget / 6h
Update 1:47pm ET: The AirPods’ $100 sale price has returned on Amazon. Update 1:06pm ET: The AirPods on Amazon have gone back up to $129. Sam’s Club and Costco members can still grab the earbuds for $100. Early Black Friday deals like these tend to stick around only for a limited time, but we’ll update this post again if and when the deal comes back on Amazon. If Apple’s classic AirPods are on yo

Will new SEC equity crowdfunding rules encourage more founders to pass the hat?

100+TechCrunch / 6h
The flow of venture capital in 2020 has been surprisingly strong given the year’s general uncertainty, but while investors have showered plenty of dough on growth-stage companies, seed-stage startups are down 32% last quarter compared to the year before. There have been plenty of recent conversations about alternative funding routes for founders, and one of those oft-overlooked paths has been equ

Google says the Pixel 5’s uneven panel gaps are nothing to worry about

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Some Pixel 5s have really big gaps between the display and the body. Google says this is fine! [credit: Antonio Velkov ] It seems like every Pixel phone release comes with reports of some kind of hardware complaint, and this year the main concern about the Pixel 5 is the panel gap that exists between the screen and the body. Most modern phones are constructed by gluing the screen to the body, and

California votes against granting Uber and Lyft drivers employee status

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Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images ) California voters decisively approved a ballot measure Tuesday allowing ride-hail services like Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as independent contractors, not employees. With 72 percent of the vote count

Save $300 on the 16-inch MacBook Pro with this amazing early Black Friday deal

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Amazon has cut the price on the 16-inch MacBook Pro ahead of Black Friday, making this excellent laptop more accessible.

COVID-19 study adds new potential early symptom to watch out for

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A scientific research review published this week tested the possibility that delirium could be an early symptom of COVID-19, when combined with other early symptoms. Researchers from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) explored the development of delirium in COVID-19 patients in the days before manifestation of the most common symptoms: coughing and breathing difficulties. It’s important to

Rest Assured You’re Not at Fault With the Best Dash Cams to Tell the Whole Story

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Vava 1080p Dash Cam | $29 | SideDeal

New Evidence: There Was Another Planet in the Solar System That Escaped

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According to team of scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science, an additional planet located between Saturn and Uranus got flung out of the solar system while it was still in its infancy. The theory goes that the Sun was once surrounded by a disk of gas and dust. Through countless collisions, planets started to form, orbiting our star at a relatively short distance. The more massive plan

It’s a NRO-go for an Atlas V launch on Wednesday night [Updated]

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100+Ars Technica / 7h
Atlas V on SLC-41 after being scrubbed due to an unexpected system response from remotely commanded ground system liquid oxygen valves. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann for Ars ] 6:15pm ET Wednesday Update : A ground systems issue got United Launch Alliance again. Prior to the opening of the Atlas V launch window on Wednesday evening, an issue related to ground system liquid oxygen valves could not be so

Amazon just dropped pre-Black Friday deals on Samsung 4K TVs and soundbars

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Amazon is running a bunch of early Black Friday discounts on Samsung 4K smart TVs and soundbars — these are the best deals as of Nov. 4: BEST 4K SMART TV DEAL: 50-inch Class Q60T QLED 4K Smart TV — $497.98 (save $152.01) BEST SOUNDBAR DEAL: HW-Q70T 3.1.2ch Soundbar — $397.99 (save $302) Retailers are switching up their Black Friday sales in a lot of ways this year, including (but not limited to)

Mississippi police could access security camera feeds if residents opt in

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99Engadget / 7h
Police in Jackson, Mississippi are running a pilot project in which they can access feeds from private surveillance cameras when a crime has been reported nearby. If the 45-day trial run proves successful and the city expands the program, residents and businesses could eventually opt to give police access to live streams from their own security systems, such as Ring , Wyze or Arlo cameras. “Ultim

fravery: Young woman reading at an open window by Ulisse Caputo

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fravery : Young woman reading at an open window by Ulisse Caputo

Whenever We Actually See No Time to Die, Lashana Lynch Really Is the New 007

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Considering the movie was meant to come out approximately 300 years ago in the Astral Era known by historians as “ earlier this year ,” we’ve known that Lashana Lynch’s No Time to Die character was a 00 —and the source of many a rumor about whether or not she’d be the next Bond. We’re still waiting on the movie’s… Read more...

Portland, Maine passes referendum banning facial surveillance

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As we’re currently shifting through all of the national and local votes from last night’s elections, here’s a small but important victory for privacy advocates out of Portland, Maine . Per the Bangor Daily News , the city passed “Referendum Question B,” designed to curb government and police use of facial recognition technology. According to the initiative: An Act to Ban Facial Surveillance by Pu

Save over 70% on a gorgeous stainless steel cookware set

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TL;DR: Take your holiday cooking to the next level with this Concentrix 10-Piece Stainless Steel Housewarming Cookware Set for $119.99, a 71% savings as of Nov. 4. If you're still using your college pots and pans, it's time to upgrade, friend. Maybe you've been considering the idea, but stopped short of dropping a few hundred bucks. We get it. But you don't have to spend big or wait for your wedd

PS5-ready OLED TV deals are seeing all time low prices in Amazon Black Friday sales

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These OLED TV deals have never been cheaper - grab a PS5-ready LG display for its lowest price yet in Amazon Black Friday deals.

This Wireless Backup Battery Is Only Worth It If You're All in on Apple

40Gizmodo / 7h
It’s not a bad idea to keep a tiny backup battery in your bag for dead smartphone emergencies, but Satechi’s new Quatro is a little big for your every day carry. As a travel accessory, however, it could conveniently replace a rat’s nest of charging cables and wall warts if you’re an iPhone user with an Apple Watch on… Read more...

Vaccine Tourism Will Be A New Trend In Early 2021

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Even if there’s an emergency use authorization for a vaccine in the U.S. in December it’s likely late in the second quarter before it’s available for most Americans. Will you wait until June for a vaccine, when you can get one somewhere else in the world if you have the ability to travel and the money to buy one? Would you take a trip to Dubai to get a vaccine six months earlier? Continue reading

Save $60 on a sleep robot that soothes you with breathing exercises

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TL;DR: Fall asleep peacefully with the Somnox Sleep Robot , on sale for $540 as of Nov. 4. Dogs may stir in the middle of night and your partner may kick and snore, but this Somnox Sleep Robot can help you sleep peacefully. This fuzzy sleep robot interacts with your breathing patterns to lull you into a state that's optimal for sleep. For example, if you're breathing quickly, it will start "breat

The 2022 VW Golf R is special – but not for the obvious reasons

SlashGear / 7h
You may have been distracted at the time, but Volkswagen revealed the 2022 VW Golf R overnight and the hotly-anticipated performance hatchback is shaping up to be the most advanced car to bear the nameplate so far. Flagship of the new Golf lineup, horsepower and torque are up over the old Golf R, but there are arguably more important changes … Continue reading

Microsoft Teams may finally be about to get this super useful feature

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New update will allow users of Microsoft Teams to switch between multiple accounts without having to log out.

NASA Says This Company’s Giant 5G Satellites Could Cause “Catastrophic Collision”

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Crowded Sky For the first time, NASA is commenting on a private company’s application to launch a mega-constellation of satellites. And its message is clear: It could be disastrous. AST & Science (AST) wants to launch 240 large satellites that would beam down 4G service and, if all goes to plan, eventually do the same with a 5G network, Ars Technica reports . Because the satellites will be so mas

Cannabis legalization measures set to pass in 5 states

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Cannabis legalization was on five state ballots yesterday and ran the table. Voters in Oregon, where cannabis is already legal, also approved a measure addressing street drugs and another that sought to legalize psychedelic mushrooms’ therapeutic use. Of the five states that voted on cannabis, four states approved legal recreational marijuana for adults age 21 and older. Mississippi approved medi

Wednesday's Best Deals: SanDisk 400GB microSD, Dirt 5, Samsung Galaxy Active 2, PlayStation Plus, Battery Tester, FaceTory Sheet Masks, and More

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A 400GB SanDisk microSD card and Dirt 5 on PC lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

OnePlus Black Friday deals offer lowest prices yet, freebies, and 50% off second device

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The OnePlus Black Friday flash sale is now available - don't miss these awesome deals on the latest flagship devices.

Student discount passes available for TC Sessions: Space 2020

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Whether space is the final frontier remains to be seen, but it’s certainly the next one as far as we’re concerned. On December 16-17, we’re hosting TC Sessions: Space 2020, a two-day online conference and our first event focused squarely on space technology and the early-stage startups and investors that make it possible. The future of this industry is wide open, and it’s going to require cultiva

As tech stocks rally, bring on the IPOs

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During yesterday’s tense voting and this morning, shares of American-listed technology companies are shooting higher . The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite is up around 3.35% this morning, more than double what the broad S&P 500 index is currently managing. SaaS and cloud stocks kicked off the day up a staggering 4.98%, a sharp rally in the value of smaller, more growth-oriented technology companies.

Wednesday's Best Deals: SanDisk 400GB microSD, Dirt 5, Samsung Galaxy Active 2, PlayStation Plus, Battery Tester, FaceTory Sheet Masks, and More

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A 400GB SanDisk microSD card and Dirt 5 on PC lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

Our 7 Favorite Doug Jones Roles (So Far)

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You know him, you love him, but you might not always recognize him, since he’s often hidden under layers of prosthetics . However, no amount of special effects can fully conceal veteran actor Doug Jones’ charisma, helped along by his expressive hands and his graceful body language. He’s truly one of a kind. Read more...

How to Restart a Google TV Streaming Device

36How-To Geek / 8h
It’s not unusual for devices to stop working as they should. In many of these situations, a simple restart will solve the problem. If you have a Google TV streaming device, you can restart it. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Messages' Newest Feature Lets You Schedule Texts for Later

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Sometimes your text messages need to wait a few hours. That’s why Google Messages is rolling out a scheduling feature that lets you send out texts at a later date or time. Message scheduling is available now for select users, although there’s no word on when the feature will finish its rollout. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Spotify Now Works on an Apple Watch Without a Nearby iPhone

20How-To Geek / 8h
One of the best uses for a music streaming app is giving you something to listen to while exercising. But taking your bulky phone with you can be a pain if your running or cycling. Spotify has just the solution for you if you’re an Apple Watch fan. It can not play your music through your Watch without a nearby iPhone—as long as it has internet access. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: The Best Action Cameras

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For the adventurous folks around you, action cams can do some impressive stuff. These durable and specialized cameras do a great job at capturing your most exciting moments, and the five we’ve picked out here are the cream of the crop. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: 19 Great Gifts for Cats and Their Doting Owners

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Cats might not know what the date is, but pet owners still enjoy getting holiday gifts for their pets. Whether you’re shopping for your own cat or someone else’s, the suggestions below are sure to please! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Samsung One UI 3.0 beta update: Note 20, S20 family releases

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This week the Samsung One UI 3.0 beta update was released for a set of Samsung Galaxy smartphones in both S20 and Note 20 families. The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was gifted its fourth One UI 3.0 beta release (yes, 4th 3.0 beta, if that makes any sense at at all,) and another (the second) beta for both the Samsung … Continue reading

T-Mobile will pay $200 million to settle Sprint's alleged Lifeline abuse

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100+Engadget / 8h
T-Mobile is paying the price for the reported misdeeds of its recent acquisition . The carrier has agreed to pay a $200 million settlement over FCC allegations Sprint abused the Lifeline program for low-income communications, claiming subsidies for 885,000 customers that weren’t using the initiative. The agreement also requires that T-Mobile honor the rules of a consent decree.The provider has to

We just found a source for one of the most mysterious phenomena in astronomy

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100+MIT Technology Review / 8h
Fast radio bursts are among the strangest mysteries in space science. These pulses last less than five milliseconds but release more energy than the sun does in days or weeks. Since they were first recorded in 2001 (and written about in 2007), scientists have discovered dozens of FRBs. Most are one-off signals, but a few repeat, including one that beats at a regular tempo . But no one has ever be

Why I’m about to get on a cruise ship. This week. Really

100+The Points Guy / 8h
You may have heard that cruising is shut down in North America through at least January, and that’s true. For the most part. In the wake of a restrictive new “conditional sailing” order from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all the world’s major cruise lines this week extended their cancellations of sailings in North America through the end of December. But one small lin

Mysterious Radio Burst in Our Galaxy Came From a Magnetar

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300+Gizmodo / 8h
For the first time ever, astronomers have linked an actual object to those mysterious radio bursts they’ve been detecting since 2007. The culprit in this case, as suspected, is a super-dense object known as a magnetar, but the finding has prompted an entirely new set of questions. Read more...

Scientists Just Fired Up an Experimental Fusion Reactor

2KFuturism / 8h
First Plasma A team of scientists at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) in the UK claim to have achieved first plasma on an upgraded, experimental fusion reactor. Generating electricity using fusion, which means harnessing the power of atoms fusing together rather than breaking them up, is still many years — if not decades — out. But the team is hoping their new design could solve a big p

Bigger Galaxy Fold 2 (W21) revealed as exclusive edition

SlashGear / 8h
There’s a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 called W21, and you can’t have it. You won’t likely be able to purchase this phone, that is to say, unless you live in China. The W21 is a smartphone that’ll roll with a larger display than the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and won’t be available for markets outside … Continue reading

We made up punny names for New Jersey marijuana dispensaries to cope with election anxiety

100+Mashable / 8h
Listen, it's been a long 24 hours. As of early Monday morning, there was no clear winner in the 2020 presidential election. We might get an answer today? Who knows. Will democracy survive? LOL, I mean maybe? But we do know that New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana , along with a number of other states with weed on the ballots. Then we saw this tweet. Every single dispensary in New

Comcast might team with Walmart to establish affordable streaming dominance

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SlashGear / 8h
It looks like Comcast wants to make more of splash in the world of streaming, and to do so, it might look to team up with Walmart. A new report today is saying that Walmart and Comcast might partner to make TVs that run streaming software created by Comcast. Such a partnership could be really good for Comcast, which continues … Continue reading

Give Your iPhone and Apple Watch a Classic Nokia Dumbphone Demake

95Gizmodo / 8h
Tired of that beautiful OLED screen on your Apple Watch boring your eyes with over 164,000 colorful pixels? App Craft Studio has created the perfect solution. A widget that will take your smartwatch and smartphone back to the days when screens needed just 7,000 chonky pixels to inform and entertain, and the Nokia 3310 … Read more...

Nervous? Here, watch Philadelphia count votes on a live stream — that should help

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No matter whom you support for President, it’s a nerve-wracking morning as many states come down to mere tens of thousands of votes. And perhaps no state looms larger than Pennsylvania, where a larger number of votes are yet to be counted. But if you are currently torturing yourself by reading an endless stream of tweets that do little other than spike your anxiety, TechCrunch has some balm for y

These $25 Skullcandy wireless earbuds are a bomb stocking stuffer

36Mashable / 8h
Save $35: The Skullcandy Sesh Evo true wireless earbuds are more affordable than ever, on sale for $24.99 (over 50% off) at Best Buy as of Nov. 4. There's one remaining question for people who are looking for earbuds but aren't buying AirPods: Where do you go from here? Price is probably a deciding factor. Despite AirPods taking a remarkable plunge to $99.99 ahead of Black Friday, Apple's headpho

The true value of drone technology

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Drones are not delivering value to your door, they are saving lives - but you do not know about it!

With TCL 4K TVs Under $250, You Can Buy Enough To Build an Election Day Command Center

48Gizmodo / 8h
TCL 50" 4K Smart TV | $230 | Best Buy TCL 55" 4K Smart TV | $250 | Best Buy Read more...

Aveine’s Smart Wine Aerator is a huge upgrade for wine lovers — and could create some new ones, too

100+TechCrunch / 8h
You might have very good reason to be on a wine kick right now — along with plenty of the rest of the country — so it’s perhaps timely to take a look at the Aveine Smart Aerator , a gadget from a French startup that offers variable, instant aeration and a connected app platform for determining just the right amount of aeration that any particular wine you happen to be drinking requires. The Avein

How to Get Apple to Replace Your Faulty AirPods Pro

82Lifehacker / 8h
Some owners of Apple’s Airpods Pro have been reporting strange issues with their earbuds’ active noise canceling (ANC) for the past few months. For some, ANC doesn’t work at all; others hear weird static or a crackling or popping noise when they use the feature. Read more...

With TCL 4K TVs Under $250, You Can Buy Enough To Build an Election Day Command Center

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TCL 50" 4K Smart TV | $230 | Best Buy TCL 55" 4K Smart TV | $250 | Best Buy Read more...

Walmart Black Friday laptop deals are dropping prices as low as $199

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Walmart Black Friday laptop deals are dropping to some excellent prices this week.

How to Control the Exposure in the iPhone’s Camera App

42How-To Geek / 9h
The iPhone’s user-friendly Camera app makes it possible for anyone to take great photos. But the app doesn’t get it right every time, and sometimes you might want to brighten or darken your scene. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook's ad library is incorrectly showing political ads as 'active'

63Engadget / 9h
In advance of the 2020 US presidential election, Facebook said it would temporarily ban political, electoral and “social issue” advertisement starting on November 4th, the day after the election. Well, today is the day after election day, and CNBC is reporting that some political ads are still showing as “active” on the platform’s ad library despite this planned restriction, which was announced n

'Watch Dogs: Legion,' a game about hacking, may be victim of a hack

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100+Engadget / 9h
It seemed like just a matter of time before the hack-the-world game Watch Dogs: Legion was itself the victim of a breach, and it might have happened sooner than you expected. According to Rock Paper Shotgun , the ransomware outfit Egregor claims to have leaked the source code for Legion on file sharing sites after threatening to release it in October unless Ubisoft got in touch. It’s not certain

Ten years on, Kinect’s legacy goes beyond Xbox

400+Engadget / 9h
It’s been ten years since Microsoft launched the Kinect camera and it lived quite a life. The Xbox 360 peripheral became a key part of the whole Xbox platform and then years later, almost just as quickly, faded into obscurity. It may not have been the enduring success Microsoft was hoping for, but its legacy is bigger than you might first think. Kinect launched in 2010 and seven years and two ver

Smart home gadgets and kitchen tech that make great gifts

83Engadget / 9h
We’re all spending a lot more time at home lately, so when it comes to the holidays, it makes sense to give a gift that’ll make the humble abode a lot more enjoyable. To that end, we’ve recommended an assortment of home-related goodies, from innovative kitchen gear to attractive smart speakers, to give that special someone in your life. It might not stop them from getting cabin fever, but it just

No, Airline Bailouts And High Debt Don’t Have To Mean Frequent Flyer Devaluations

View from the Wing / 9h
Andrew Kunesh writes at The Points Guy website that a second airline bailout may mean frequent flyer program devaluations, and calls for legislation providing for the bailout to require airlines “not to devalue their loyalty programs until government funds are paid back.” However there’s no fundamental reason that a bailout means loyalty program devaluation, any such restrictions are likely to be

The next Nokia classics said to get an HMD reboot are retro luxury icons

Nokia 6300 8000 PureView
SlashGear / 9h
Nokia’s resurgence in recent years has been built in no small part on mining nostalgia and rebooting some classic models, and next up could be some premium additions to the range. HMD Global – the company which licenses the Nokia brand to use on phones – may have just got done announcing the Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 3.4, and Nokia … Continue reading

This iPhone-Powered Stompbox Will Add Up to Five Effects to Your Attempts at Guitar Playing

53Gizmodo / 9h
Digital music pedals are nothing new - there have been a number of attempts at making something as good or better than the analog pedals musicians have been using for most of the last century. The Chaos Audio Stratus is trying to pick up the rock baton, as it were, with its all-digital effects pedal that can add five… Read more...

The Walking Dead Has Cast a Major Player in Negan's Backstory

62Gizmodo / 9h
Kat Dennings doesn’t think she’s back for Thor: Love and Thunder . Ron Howard believes Lucasfilm is still interested in exploring the criminal underworld Solo established. Carey Fukunaga hypes up Rami Malek’s No Time to Die . Plus, Teyonah Parris teases WandaVision ’s scale and a look at the final end of Supernatural .… Read more...

Samsung knocks $60 off the Galaxy Watch 3 in early Black Friday deal

99Engadget / 9h
Samsung’s latest attempt to keep up with the Apple Watch came with the new flagship Galaxy Watch 3, and the wearable is pretty successful at being an Android alternative to Apple’s popular smartwatch. Now you can get the Galaxy Watch 3 for $60 less than normal thanks to an early Black Friday sale at Samsung. The Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm) is down to $340 on Samsung’s website, which is the lowest we’ve

Grab a Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro for $129

24Gizmodo / 9h
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The New iPad Air Is So Good You Probably Don't Need the Pro

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I really, really liked Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro , which launched earlier this year, but it felt entirely Too Much for a person like me. I am someone who needs to get some light work done on the go, but who also wants to use a smaller tablet to read books and watch TV in bed. The larger Pro’s size, price tag, cameras,… Read more...

This bargain Vodafone SIM only deal offers 60GB of data for just £11.50 a month

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Vodafone SIM only deals are looking like an affordable way to go right now thanks to this gem of a deal.

Xbox Series S apparently has less than 400GB of usable storage

Thieves Xbox Series S
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The Xbox Series S has less than 400GB to use on games and apps, according to a Reddit leak.

Sony A7S III review: The best mirrorless camera for video, and almost everything else

200+Engadget / 10h
Sony’s A7S series cameras are famous for their low-light performance and video capabilities, but it’s been five long years since we’ve seen a new model. The mirrorless landscape has changed drastically in that time, with numerous video-capable cameras launching from rivals and Sony itself . Now, the 12-megapixel, $3,500 A7S III is here and appears to be worth the wait. It’s the first mirrorless c

The Perils of Moderating Depression on Social Media

100+Wired / 10h
If Instagram over-polices mental health content, it risks alienating people who use the platform to build community in healthy ways.

So You're Buying a New Console. Does Cloud Gaming Matter?

76Wired / 10h
Game streaming—not Twitch, but the ability to play games in multiple places—is a new variable in this generation of hardware. Here's what you need to know.

Cheaters have arrived on Among Us, and devs will fight back with individual accounts

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The developer of multiplayer game Among Us is introducing accounts to ensure players can report cheaters.

Linux Mint introduces its own take on the Chromium web browser

Linux Mint Chromium
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The popular distribution takes the extreme step amid unhappiness with Ubuntu.

Hyper X Cloud II Wireless Review: Good Until You Plug the Mic In

How-To Geek / 10h
The HyperX Cloud II has been a reigning king in the world of sub-$100 gaming headsets. The comfortable build, solid sound quality, and impressive microphone made it a favorite of many and now HyperX aims to improve on its best-selling headset with a wireless version. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Goodwood College receives access to AI, drones and app-making kits

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Countries outside of the US will receive Starlink internet coverage

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Waffle Frozen Turkey Meatballs to Make Thanksgiving Sliders

73Lifehacker / 10h
I am not a big turkey sandwich consumer, but a Thanksgiving sandwich is a different story. The moment you get cranberry sauce involved, I’m all about it. Whether we’re dealing with cold cuts, roasted turkey, or turkey burgers, I will devour the sandwich with gusto if it fits the theme. Read more...

How to Add Folder Shortcuts to the Start Menu’s Left Sidebar on Windows 10

61How-To Geek / 10h
The Windows 10 Start menu includes a handy list of shortcuts to common locations (such as Pictures, Downloads, Settings) in a tiny sidebar. Using Settings, you can customize which shortcuts appear there. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

OnePlus opens its largest Experience Store globally in Hyderabad

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OnePlus’s new Experience Store, the Nizam Palace, is now the largest one in the world, increasing its offline presence in India.

Researchers develop a paint that reduces room temperature

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Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US but can also appeal

100+BBC News - Technology / 10h
New Zealand court adds yet more twists to long-running attempts to extradite Megaupload founder.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti leak suggests a powerful GPU with 20GB of VRAM to take on AMD Big Navi

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti
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If this graphics card does indeed exist, pricing will be key in the battle against AMD’s recently revealed RX 6000 GPUs.

Best rugged laptops of 2020: the top drop-proof laptops for working at home or outdoors

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Our choice of the best rugged laptops in 2020 that give you extra protection from all kinds of environmental hazards.

75,000 ‘deleted’ files were extracted from pre-owned USB drives

75000 75 USB Drives
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Revolutionary synthetic DNA disk could hold key to future of storage

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A synthetic DNA disk could present a way to store data that takes up less space and is more robust than current solutions.

You Owe It To Yourself to 3D Print the Tongue Brush

100+Gizmodo / 11h
Acid rain. International terrorism. Freeway killers. Now, more than ever, it is important to remember the true impacts of technology. It is important to realize that you, dear reader, have the power to 3D print your own tongue brush. Read more...

Apple, Microsoft and other tech stocks roar as the presidential election narrows to several states

Apple Tech Stocks Election
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Update: At the close of trading today, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was up 3.8%, with SaaS and cloud stocks rising a simply bonkers 6.2%. On the back of sizable gains posted yesterday , tech stocks are once again rising sharply in pre-market trading today. Futures concerning the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index are indicating a 3.4% gain this morning, far above a 1.7% gain that the broader S&

iPhone 12 or the 12 Mini: Which Should You Buy?

Apple iPhone 12 MagSafe
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Apple is trying something new this year. The company is selling a $700 iPhone 12 Mini alongside its $800 iPhone 12, and some people aren’t really sure which device to go with. Don’t worry; the only differences between the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini are size and price. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Best printer for students in 2020: top picks for printing out coursework

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If you're a student at school, college or university, you'll want the best printer that can print out your work reliably.

Lamborghini unveils Huracan EVO Fluo Capsule collection

SlashGear / 11h
Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has unveiled a collection of new, bold paint colors for the Huracan EVO. Affectionately called ‘Fluo Capsule’, the collection offers five new fluorescent, eye-searing paint hues to make your Huracan EVO stand out from the rest of the herd. Lamborghinis are, for lack of better words, works of rolling art, and choosing the right paint color … Continue reading

Best portable printers of 2020

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The best portable printer let you print out your documents and photos while out and about.

Bitcoin: $1bn address with Silk Road links 'being transferred'

Bitcoin Silk Road Ulbricht
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The mysterious online wallet is said to be the world's fourth-richest Bitcoin address.

The OnePlus 8T Is a Great Phone—but It's No Bargain

OnePlus Nord Two N100
80Wired / 11h
This Android phone is great in many ways, but it's not the best choice for value.

The Xenobot Future Is Coming—Start Planning Now

200+Wired / 11h
We're on the cusp of being able to program biological systems like we program computers. That raises some thorny questions.

Introducing Engadget’s 2020 holiday gift guide

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If you’re wondering “how is it already November?” but also, “how is it only November?” you’re not alone. 2020 has felt never-ending while simultaneously vanishing in a flash. It’s safe to say that we’re all a little tired (exhausted, even) and because of that extra fatigue, the holiday shopping season may seem even more stressful than usual. But we at Engadget hope our annual holiday gift guide c

Full Pay To The Last Day: Southwest Union Tells Cabin Crew Not To Worry About Furloughs Notices

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Publicly the flight attendants union has been saying no to concessions, and also implies to members that the airline won't go through with furloughs - that WARN Act notices will be nothing to worry about. That's a dangerous position. It suggests Southwest is bluffing and will pay to remain fully overstaffed, while its competitors have succeeded in downsizing and when the airline has publicly told

7 options I’d consider before booking a work-from-hotel package

The Points Guy / 11h
Working remotely from a resort sounds like a dream. Rounds of golf, walks on the beach, frozen drinks by the pool, new Zoom backgrounds and — oh yeah — work. Due to the coronavirus pandemic , some employees are working from home indefinitely. As a result, numerous hotel brands have unveiled work-from-hotel packages to help fill empty rooms . These packages are all the rage with travelers looking

How to Force Users to Change Their Passwords on Linux

24How-To Geek / 11h
Passwords are the keystone to account security. We’ll show you how to reset passwords, set password expiration periods, and enforce password changes on your Linux network. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Intel enters the laptop discrete GPU market with Xe Max

Intel Xe Iris GPU
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Enlarge / This is Intel's DG1 chipset, the heart of the Xe Max GPU. (credit: Intel ) This weekend, Intel released preliminary information on its newest laptop part—the Xe Max discrete GPU, which functions alongside and in tandem with Tiger Lake's integrated Iris Xe GPU. We first heard about Xe Max at Acer's Next 2020 launch event, where it was listed as a part of the upcoming Swift 3x laptop—whic

PS5 usable storage has reportedly leaked – and it's not good news

Xbox Series S SSD Storage
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A screenshot is doing the rounds which suggests the PS5 only has 667GB of usable storage.

Shares of Uber, Lyft soar on expected passage of California gig-labor ballot measure

Uber Lyft California
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Shares of American ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are sharply higher in pre-market trading this morning on the expected passage of Proposition 22 , a California ballot measure that allows tech-enabled, on-demand companies to continue classifying gig workers as independent contractors. Shares of Uber are up 11.88% in pre-market trading, while shares of Lyft — which is more heavily dependent on

MINI celebrates 80 years of The Flash with a custom EV

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Fans of DC comics will recognize the name The Flash. He’s a superhero celebrating his 80th birthday. To celebrate the birthday of the iconic superhero, a MINI Electric was used as the canvas by an Italian cartoonist named Carmine Di Giandomenico for the Lucca Changes 2020 international comics fair that took place in Tuscany. Giandomenico painted directly on the body … Continue reading

Planetary scientists devise a new way to remotely study olivine on the moon

SlashGear / 11h
Planetary scientists from Brown University have developed a new remote-sensing technique to study a mineral called olivine on the moon. Researchers say that olivine could help them understand the early evolution of the moon and other planetary bodies. The mineral is important because it’s understood to be a significant component of the interiors of rocky planets. Christopher Kremer, lead author …

The Morning After: Twitter’s election-night policies are put to the test

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The ballots aren’t all counted yet, but predictably, the president’s social media posts have already managed to cross a line with Twitter when it comes to including “ potentially misleading ” information. Facebook and Instagram are including a label about the facts on each candidate’s posts but aren’t restricting sharing or hiding them behind a sticker. In California, Uber and Lyft spent hundreds

Nvidia trailer reveals Fortnite is getting ray tracing, and it's weirdly stunning

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Despite the popular cartoonish art style, Nvidia is bringing DLSS support to Fortnite...for some reason

Update your Adobe software now to fix these ‘critical’ threats

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Adobe Reader and Acrobat flaws could be used to seize control of your machine.

Microsoft is working to increase security for Xbox Party Chat

SlashGear / 12h
Xbox engineer Bill Ridmann recently confirmed that Microsoft is working in the background on improving security for Xbox Party Chat. Xbox is working on security improvements following consistent reports of denial-of-service attacks being raised by players. Traditionally, Party Chat operated using peer-to-peer connections that left IP addresses vulnerable. Ridmann announced that Microsoft was work

Uber and Lyft win battle over driver status in California

Uber Lyft California
100+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Drivers will continue to be classified as contractors, rather than employees in California.

Avita Liber V14 R5 launched in India featuring Ryzen 5

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The Avita Liber V14 R5 features an AMD Ryzen 5 quad-Core processor and is priced at Rs 32,990.

What Is a Super Typhoon, and Why Are They So Dangerous?

300+Wired / 12h
Massive storms like Goni, which hit the Philippine islands on Sunday, could be a glimpse of our future.

Researchers design robots with wheels that transform into legs

44SlashGear / 12h
One of the most efficient ways for robots to move around the environment is wheels on relatively smooth terrain. However, wheels aren’t the most efficient way of traveling when it comes to getting over certain types of obstacles. Legs, for instance, can help a robot to climb obstacles like stairs. Scientists at Texas A&M University have teamed up with DARPA … Continue reading

BT completes switch to renewable energy

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BT now uses 100% renewables as it continues sustainability drive

The best earbuds 2020: The best in-ear headphones for any budget in India

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Looking for the best in-ear headphones or earbuds? Check out the ones that earned our top marks.

What Is RAM? Everything You Need to Know

100+How-To Geek / 12h
People often draw parallels between computers and the human brain, and sometimes, it’s an apt comparison. For example, both the brain and a computer have short- and long-term memory. RAM is where a computer stores its short-term memory. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Canon's new compact telephoto lens is the one EOS R fans have been waiting for

Canon Two RF 50Mm 70-200Mm
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Canon has announced an impressively small RF 70-200mm f/4 lens for its EOS R cameras, plus a highly tempting 'nifty fifty'.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti spotted in new leaked images

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti
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It’s pretty certain the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti is indeed real after leaked images emerge online.

PayPal may be about to actually make Bitcoin useful

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New PayPal wallet will allow users to transact using a range of cryptocurrencies.