Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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DuckTales Has Blown My Dang Mind

1KGizmodo / 2h
Disney’s shockingly excellent reboot of DuckTales has given us countless joys: The introduction of Huey, Dewey, and Louie’s mother Della ; David Tennant voicing Scrooge McDuck ; and the origin of Chip and Dale and the Rescue Rangers , just to name a few. But the series has also given me a scene that changed everything I… Read more...

The Boeing 737 MAX Has Officially Been Ungrounded

400+View from the Wing / 5h
The FAA administrator has signed the ungrounding order for the Boeing 737 MAX. That will allow it to return to the sky, once an airline's training program has been approved, software has been updated in aircraft, and pilots are trained on new procedures. Continue reading ...

10 Easy Instant Pot Thanksgiving Sides

84How-To Geek / 8min
Thanksgiving can feel overwhelming. You have a house to clean, a menu to plan, and so much food preparation. This year, pour yourself a glass of wine and let your pressure cooker do some of the work! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Shopify signs Alipay partnership to allow more purchases across the world

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7min
Shopify has added a new Alipay payment gateway to its ecommerce platform after the success of this year's Singles Day.

Why you shouldn’t buy Apple’s new MagSafe Duo charger

Mashable / 7min
Fall is always new iPhone season, and Apple's newest flagships largely delivered the goods . It's hard to say the same, though, about at least one prominent new iPhone accessory that came out alongside the iPhone 12. Apple hyped up its new MagSafe wireless chargers when it revealed the iPhone 12 lineup, with the MagSafe Duo charger looking especially appealing to folks who want to charge multiple

Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform?

28TechCrunch / 8min
When Zoom announced Zapps last month — the name has since been wisely changed to Zoom Apps — VC Twitter immediately began speculating that Zoom could make the leap from successful video conferencing service to becoming a launching pad for startup innovation. It certainly caught the attention of former TechCrunch writer and current investor at Signal Fire Josh Constine, who tweeted that “Zoom’s ne

Google Rolls Out Sticky Notes for Your Smart Displays

How-To Geek / 8min
Due to more and more children learning from home, Google decided to step in and help give some semblance of school from anywhere. The company started with helpful features like Family Bell, school ambient sounds, and more. Now it’s rolling out new useful features, like sticky notes and interactive stories for your smart displays. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google teams up with Citibank on mobile-first accounts

Engadget / 11min
In addition to revamping its Pay app, Google also announced new Plex banking accounts today. General manager Caesar Sengupta explained in an online event today that Plex is built on federal checking and savings accounts and will combine “the best of Google’s design and technology... with the financial expertise and regulatory experience of our banking partners.” The first bank to announce a Plex

Delta Extends Seat Blocking Policy To March 2021

1KOne Mile at a Time / 11min
Delta is very much countering the trend, and has announced that it will continue blocking seats through early spring of 2021. How does Delta’s seat blocking policy work? Delta Air Lines’ seat blocking policy is now valid through March 30, 2021, which is an extension beyond the previous date of January 6, 2021. Delta’s seat blocking policy includes the following restrictions : Delta will block adj

New Google Pay app makes a finance hub with Google Plex bank accounts to come

SlashGear / 13min
Google Pay is getting a revamp, with new apps for Android and iOS, a focus on common transactions, and from next year Google Plex support, a new mobile-first bank account. Taking on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and others, Google Plex won’t just be a single account but a range of options from banks and credit unions, Google says, including checking … Continue reading

Google Assistant will let your kids ask it where you are

Engadget / 17min
If your family is anything like mine, smart displays like the Nest Hub tend to get a lot of use by both adults and kids. The conversational capabilities of Google Assistant make that almost a certainty. So it makes sense that for one of its last major updates of 2020, Google is focusing on families with a suite of new features for Assistant-enabled smart displays and speakers. To start, Google is

The Mandalorian’s Sasha Banks Can Thank Chicken Wings for Her Star Wars Guest Spot

43Gizmodo / 17min
Professional wrestler Sasha Banks has followed in the footsteps of Dwayne Johnson, Dave Bautista, and so many others, making her (small) screen debut in season two of The Mandalorian . But it wasn’t just her time in the ring that got her the gig. It was a plate of hot wings. Read more...

Celebrate Thanksgiving Outdoors With 'Stoop Soup'

Lifehacker / 17min
If you haven’t noticed, this Thanksgiving is not going to be a normal one. Stuffing a bunch of people into your home is simply not an option, but shoving a bunch of people into a four-walled tent isn’t any better. (What good is being “outside” if you’re inside a plastic room?) Read more...

Google Pay adds rewards and group payments in massive update

Mashable / 18min
After a period of relative quiet, Google Pay has just had a huge update with dozens of new features. Launched in February 2018, Google Pay is essentially Google's answer to Apple Pay — a single app that lets you digitally store credit and debit cards, as well as gift cards, and make purchases in stores or online. Apple upped the ante with the release of its Apple Card in August 2019, and while Go

EmTech Stage: Facebook’s CTO on misinformation

20MIT Technology Review / 18min
Misinformation and social media have become inseparable from one another; as platforms like Twitter and Facebook have grown to globe-spanning size, so too has the threat posed by the spread of false content. In the midst of a volatile election season in the US and a raging global pandemic, the power of information to alter opinions and save lives (or endanger them) is on full display. In the firs

What is AI? We made this to help.

MIT Technology Review / 18min
Defining what is, or isn’t artificial intelligence can be tricky (or tough). So much so, even the experts get it wrong sometimes. That’s why MIT Technology Review’s Senior AI Reporter Karen Hao created a flowchart to explain it all . In this bonus content our Host Jennifer Strong and her team reimagine Hao’s reporting, gamifying it into an audio postcard of sorts. Credits: This episode was report

England vs Iceland live stream: how to watch 2020 Nations League football anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 21min
Follow our guide to getting a England vs Iceland live stream and watch the Nations League match wherever you are, as both teams play for pride.

IBM is acquiring APM startup Instana as it continues to expand hybrid cloud vision

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As IBM transitions from software and services to a company fully focussed on hybrid cloud management, it announced its intention to buy Instana , an applications performance management startup with a cloud native approach that fits firmly within that strategy. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. With Instana, IBM can build on its internal management tools, giving it a way to monitor

Google redesigns the Pay app to take on Venmo and Mint

Engadget / 22min
Google is making major changes to its Pay app to make sending money to friends easier and help people better understand their finances. The new interface will focus on your relationships rather than transactions, meaning it groups your activity by the people and businesses you’ve interacted with. You’ll also be able to use Pay to make purchases in restaurants, gas stations and parking services wi

The Most Frequent Fliers Are Killing the Climate

Gizmodo / 28min
Just 1% of the global population was responsible for half of the world’s commercial flight emissions in 2018, a new study found. Those elite “frequent fliers” travelled about 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) that year. Read more...

Chargepoint’s charging app now works with Apple CarPlay

Ars Technica / 29min
iOS 14 opened up Apple CarPlay to EV charging apps, and ChargePoint has taken advantage of that. [credit: Eric Bangeman ] It's fair to say I got excited when Apple first revealed its plan to let users cast iOS apps to a car's infotainment screen via CarPlay. But it's also fair to say that four years after it first arrived in the wild , CarPlay still feels pretty spartan. A lot of that is down to

Facebook content moderators demand safer working conditions

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A group of more than 200 Facebook content moderators are demanding the tech company “stop needlessly risking moderators’ lives,” they wrote in an open letter to Facebook and the company’s contractors that manage content moderators, Accenture and Covalen. This comes after The Intercept reported how Facebook content moderators were required to come back into the office during the pandemic. Shortly

Weather forecasts get an AI update with Atmo as businesses grapple with climate-related catastrophes

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“Almost every business on earth is affected by weather,” says Alexander Levy, an investor serial entrepreneur whose latest company is the new weather prediction startup Atmo . The company, which graduated from Y Combinator earlier this year, has recently raised $2 million from Signia Ventures and Sound Ventures for its predictive software, because sometimes businesses do need a weatherman to know

Mystery of Glowing Cosmic 'Eye' Finally Solved

Gizmodo / 35min
In 2004, astronomers spotted a unique celestial feature that, when observed in ultraviolet, bore the appearance of a glowing eye staring directly back at Earth. Unbeknownst to them, it would take 16 years to figure out what caused the Blue Ring Nebula to form. Read more...

Google Pay gets a major redesign with a new emphasis on personal finance

82TechCrunch / 38min
Google is launching a major redesign of its Google Pay app on both Android and iOS today. Like similar phone-based contactless payment services, Google Pay — or Android Pay as it was known then — started out as a basic replacement for your credit card. Over time, the company added a few more features on top of that but the overall focus never really changed. After about five years in the market,

Did Qatar Airways Cut Lounge Access For Business Class Award Tickets? (Update)

52One Mile at a Time / 40min
Update : A Qatar Airways spokesperson tells me the following: “We have also not made any changes to award ticket policies as a result of fare family changes. Our valued Qatar Airways Privilege Club members booking a Business Class award flight will receive the same benefits as before including complimentary lounge access and seat allocation.” So it seems that we now have conflicting Qatar Airways

NordPass Shared Its List of the 200 Worst Passwords of 2020 and Yikes

How-To Geek / 44min
Password security is not a new concept, yet it appears many people still aren’t taking it seriously. NordPass just released The 200 Most Common Passwords of the Year list for 2020, and guess what? Underwhelming options like “123456” and “123456789” are still at the top of the list. And just in case it’s not clear—those aren’t good passwords. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Your Lazy Ass Can Now Unlock 1Password With the Apple Watch

Gizmodo / 47min
I see you, fellow lazy people. While password managers are an absolute must for digital security, they are freaking annoying to set up, and occasionally, annoying to use. But now that macOS Big Sur is here, popular password manager 1Password is adding several new features , including the ability to unlock the app with… Read more...

Bioethicist: We Should Give Sex Robots to Lonely Seniors

400+Futurism / 48min
Personal Companion In order to provide companionship to elderly people who are stuck in isolation, University of Washington School of Medicine bioethicist Nancy Jecker suggests developing a new kind of sex robot. Senior citizens are living longer but may lead lonelier, more isolated lives due to physical disabilities and especially the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of human interaction, The Seattle

Government Surveillance by Data

97NYT > Technology / 50min
We should be able to use a dating app without fear of winding up in a military database.

Missing-link Blue Ring Nebula could hold key to mystery merging stars

SlashGear / 52min
A head-scratching astronomical anomaly – and a thorn in the side to scientists trying to understand how the universe evolved – could have been explained, with a new theory identifying a missing link in one of the weirdest objects in the known galaxy. The Blue Ring Nebula shouldn’t really exist, scientists concluded when it was spotted back in 2004, with … Continue reading

'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' Is an Uneasy Mix of Two Very Different Worlds

86Wired / 53min
Nintendo's highly anticipated hack-and-slash crossover misses too much of what makes Zelda: Breath of the Wild a masterpiece.

Backlash to Twitter's disappearing tweets feature

Twitter Fleets Stories
100+BBC News - Technology / 53min
Twitter has said it will look into user concerns over self-deleting tweets.

Farmstead, a grocery startup with a focus on software, raises $7.9M

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Farmstead , a startup that operates an online grocery business while also selling software to other grocers, is announcing that it has raised $7.9 million in Series A funding. While there’s been plenty of demand for grocery delivery this year, the major players like Instacart are making purchases and deliveries from existing supermarkets. Farmstead co-founder and CEO Pradeep Elankumaran said that

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might be the best yet, breaking huge records

SlashGear / 56min
Last week, Ubisoft indicated that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was off to a strong start by announcing that it had double the launch day sales of 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and today, Ubisoft is back with more some stats. This time, we’re looking at launch week as a whole, with Ubisoft saying that early sales for Valhalla are “strong.” While Ubisoft … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy tablets - some of the best iPad alternatives - are on sale at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
These new Samsung Galaxy tablets are fantastically discounted ahead of Amazon Prime Day.

Google's AI-Powered Chimera Painter Turns Crappy Doodles Into Ferocious Monsters

How-To Geek / 58min
Our AI overlords could employ an army of freakish chimera. At least, that’s the vibe I’m getting from Google’s new “Chimera Painter,” a web-based machine learning model that turns half-baked doodles (or in my case, beautiful sketches) into disturbing monsters. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple drops its cut of App Store revenues from 30% to 15% for some developers

32Ars Technica / 59min
Enlarge / Apple's App Store. (credit: Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images ) In one of the biggest changes to the App Store model ever, Apple today announced that the majority of third-party developers releasing apps and games on the company's App Store will see a reduction in Apple's cut of revenues from 30 percent to 15 percent. The company calls it the App Store Small Business Program

AMD 6800 stock – where to buy and what’s out

SlashGear / 1h
Today we’re taking a peek at the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and where cards are available for sale. The graphics card series including AMD Radeon 6800 and 6800XT were released for sale this week and reviews suggest they’re winners. If you’re able to get through to any of the stores that claim stock for the cards, you’ll find them … Continue reading

Norwegian Air Files For Bankruptcy Protection

One Mile at a Time / 1h
Norwegian Air has just filed for bankruptcy protection in Ireland… is the end near? Norwegian Air has run out of options Norwegian Air was struggling long before the pandemic started, and of course coronavirus made things significantly worse. Recently it was announced that Norway won’t be providing Norwegian Air with any further aid , which the airline was relying on to be able to continue operat

Pokemon Go raises the level cap and adds seasons in its biggest update yet

31Engadget / 1h
Pokemon GO has undergone a number of evolutions since its debut in 2016 but, come November 30th, players will witness the game’s biggest gameplay changes to date. The “ GO Beyond ” update, as Niantic has dubbed it, will immediately implement a raise the experience cap to level 50, improve trainer leveling, offer a new Seasons feature and incorporate previously-uncatchable Pokemon from the game’s

Bitcoin price soars above $18,000, the highest level since 2017

31Ars Technica / 1h
(credit: Zach Copley ) Bitcoin rose above $18,000 on Tuesday evening, reaching its highest value since December 2017. Indeed, prior to this week bitcoin has only been worth more than $18,000 for a brief four-day period at the peak of the 2017 bitcoin boom: from December 16 to December 19. After reaching a high around $19,500 in December 2017, the currency's value fell to $6,000 in February 2018,

Millions of WordPress sites hit in wide-ranging attack

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Millions of WordPress sites are reportedly being attacked due to vulnerable Epsilon Framework themes.

HDMI on Xbox Series X: what you need to know

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Our guide to HDMI support on the next-gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

This Lamborghini Huracán STO is what happens when race tech hits the road

SlashGear / 1h
Lamborghini has unveiled its latest hyper-extreme model, and if the regular Huracán isn’t quite outlandish enough for you, perhaps the Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata will fit the bill. Inspired by the Italian automaker’s race cars, but legal to drive on public roads – albeit with appropriate restraint – it’s a V10 vision of performance turned up to the max. Thanks … Continue reading

How the New NFL Playoffs Format Will Work

24Lifehacker / 1h
Every Monday night, Hank Williams Jr. used to ask us one question: “Are you ready for some football?” After the year we’ve had, the answer is most definitely a resounding yes. Read more...

Lyft extends its Emergency Help feature to drivers and riders across the US

44Engadget / 1h
All Lyft drivers and riders in the US can now quickly connect to an ADT safety specialist if they need some assistance. The ridesharing company announced the Emergency Help option in October 2019 , and it started testing the feature in some markets earlier this year. Emergency Help allows Lyft users to "quickly and discreetly receive help for any in-ride situation, whether or not they wish to or

Legacy Hyatt Credit Card Customers Being Migrated To World Of Hyatt Credit Card On January 11, 2021

View from the Wing / 1h
Customers with the original Hyatt Credit Card launched in 2010 who kept that card and didn’t convert to The World Of Hyatt Credit Card after it was introduced in mid-2018 are going to have their legacy cards coverted over January 11, 2021. They have an offer to earn a free night with modest spend, and many cardmembers keep their grandfathered lower annual fee for a year even with the benefits of

Abacus.AI raises another $22M and launches new AI modules

100+TechCrunch / 1h
AI startup RealityEngines.AI changed its name to Abacus.AI in July. At the same time, it announced a $13 million Series A round. Today, only a few months later, it is not changing its name again, but it is announcing a $22 million Series B round, led by Coatue, with Decibel Ventures and Index Partners participating as well. With this, the company, which was co-founded by former AWS and Google exe

With a 2021 IPO in the cards, what do we know about Robinhood’s Q3 performance?

88TechCrunch / 1h
After rising sharply in the second quarter of 2020, Robinhood’s income from routing its users’ orders to different parties for execution appears largely flat in the third quarter. To be clear, Robinhood’s year-over-year growth is likely very impressive given the gains we’ve seen in the key revenue category for the heavily-funded unicorn this year . But, after torrid sequential growth from Q1 2020

Black Friday has already been great for Google Pixel 5 deals - these are the best

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Free gifts, cheap bills and great value contracts - your horse has come in if you're looking for Google Pixel 5 deals this Black Friday.

Let's All Get Cautiously Excited About This Vaccine News

Pfizer Vaccine Moderna
21Gizmodo / 1h
On Wednesday, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced even more encouraging results from its now-completed covid-19 vaccine trial. The experimental vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing illness overall and seems nearly as effective in people over the age of 65, a key population. Despite the very… Read more...

The Oppo X 2021 Rollable Concept Phone Looks Like It Stretches Reality

96Gizmodo / 1h
When it comes to delivering a big-screen experience in a package that still fits in a purse or pocket, rollable phones might be an even better solution than foldable handsets like the Samsung’s Galaxy ZFold2 . However, with its new Oppo X 2021 concept, it looks like Oppo has figured out a way to turn a mind-bending… Read more...

Revealed: Virgin Australia’s New Business Plan

23One Mile at a Time / 1h
In April Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration , given the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Bain Capital has now completed its takeover of Virgin Australia, and as a result the airline has also emerged from voluntary administration. The new direction of the airline has been revealed today . Virgin Australia’s direction under new ownership Virgin Australia has outlined details of i

Nestlings wants to help international students navigate a messy higher-ed environment

100+TechCrunch / 1h
The admissions process for international students applying to colleges is outdated. For starters, there is no Common App, the one-stop application that U.S. students are able to use to apply to a variety of schools in one go. Instead, international students must navigate thousands of schools, each having their own requirements and application process, on a one by one basis. It’s a time-consuming

How to Change the Accent and Highlight Colors on Your Mac

How-To Geek / 1h
Unlike Windows, there’s not a lot of customization you can do to make your Mac’s software look different from everyone else’s. But you can add some personality by changing the accent and highlight colors on your Mac. Here’s how! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Norwegian Air files for Irish equivalent of bankruptcy protection

The Points Guy / 1h
Low-cost carrier Norwegian filed for the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Ireland late on Wednesday afternoon. The carrier, which is based outside of Oslo, initiated an examinership process in Ireland for its Norwegian Air International (NAI) Limited and Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA) subsidiaries. The examinership process is the equivalent of Chapter 11 in the U.S. Sign up to rece

The FBI Is Buying 140 Robots to Handle Paper Records

200+Futurism / 1h
BureaucracyBot At an FBI warehouse in Virginia, managing the 2 billion pages of paper records that the law enforcement agency stores there has become too much for humans. To help stay on top of the hundreds of thousands of filing cabinets stored in the facility, the FBI enlisted the robotics company AutoStore to build it a fleet of 140 robots that can zip around the warehouse and locate specific

Jinx launches a text-to-buy dog food platform, with help from Initialized Capital

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Jinx is launching a simple way to buy dog food and manage orders via text message. The startup says it has developed “the first text-to-buy platform in the legacy pet food space,” in partnership with its investor Initialized Capital and the firm’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian (who departed earlier this year and is raising a new fund ). Jinx CEO Terri Rockovich told me that while Jinx’s most importan

How to Stop a Zoombombing

28Lifehacker / 1h
The dreaded “ Zoombombing ” is a risk for all Zoom meetings, even private rooms secured with a passcode and data encryption . All it takes is for the invite to wind up in the wrong hands, and suddenly you have someone screaming randomly in your work meeting—or worse. Read more...

Cruise giant Carnival cancels all sailings into February, some into March

The Points Guy / 1h
It now will be at least February before you can get on a Carnival Cruise Line ship. The Miami-based cruise giant on Wednesday said it would extend its eight-month-long halt to cruise operations through at least Jan. 31 for all vessels. In addition, the line canceled all sailings out of Baltimore; Charleston, South Carolina.; Jacksonville, Florida; Long Beach, California; Mobile, Alabama.; New Orl

An AI helps you summarize the latest in AI

52MIT Technology Review / 1h
The news: A new AI model for summarizing scientific literature can now assist researchers in wading through and identifying the latest cutting-edge papers they want to read. On November 16, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) rolled out the model onto its flagship product, Semantic Scholar , an AI-powered scientific paper search engine. It provides a one-sentence tl;dr (too long

Citizens are turning face recognition on unidentified police

44MIT Technology Review / 1h
Moves have been made to restrict the use of facial recognition across the globe. In part one of this series on Face ID, Jennifer Strong and the team at MIT Technology Review explore the unexpected ways the technology is being used, including how technology is being turned on police. We meet: Christopher Howell, data scientist and protester. Credits: This episode was reported and produced by Jenni

Norwegian Air Declares Bankruptcy

35View from the Wing / 1h
The airline expects a 5 month bankruptcy process. The business continues in its limited Covid state in the meantime. They believe they have the cash needed to see themselves through reorganization. Will they be able to attract additional exit financing, even if they manage to discharge some of their debts? Continue reading ...

Watch Star Trek: Discovery's Michelle Yeoh Absolutely Destroy a Man in This Sneak Peek

48Gizmodo / 1h
No kicks required. Just Michelle Yeoh reading an Orion for filth . Read more...

UK operators launch identify verification tool for businesses

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Number Verify matches phone numbers to reduce fraud.

Go Jauntly applies AI to seek scale via ‘greener’ walking routes

80TechCrunch / 1h
Unless you’ve been on very extended digital detox, you’ll have noticed algorithms don’t exactly have the greatest reputation these days, saddled as they are with pervasive questions of bias and inequity . Not to mention the dubious content amplification choices of social media platforms. Nor has 2020 helped their automated cause — with, in just one example, outraged UK students leading chants of

How to Grant Temporary Permissions to Apps on Android

24How-To Geek / 1h
We often install apps that we don’t intend to open more than a few times. You shouldn’t grant such apps permanent access to your phone’s data. Android allows you to offer one-time permissions so that when apps are sitting dormant, they can’t track you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

That Next Spam Text Might Be a Real Debt Collector

How-To Geek / 1h
No one likes debt collector calls, especially when you have no debts to collect. Unfortunately for everyone, debt collectors may soon bypass the phone call and head straight to text messages. You’ll have to spot the difference between a legitimate-looking scam text and a valid debt collection text. That’s assuming they don’t email you or direct message you on your favorite social network instead.

5 Pieces of Home Fitness Equipment Worth Buying

How-To Geek / 1h
The home workout market is booming, but that doesn’t mean you need all the gear you see advertised everywhere. Here are five items that offer a lot of value and will help you achieve your fitness goals. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

OnePlus Buds are $1 at 4 times today – AirPods alternative anyone?

SlashGear / 1h
Today the folks at OnePlus are making what appears to be a very, very limited number of their wireless earbuds available for one dollar. That’s $1 instead of $79 for the OnePlus Buds, $1 instead of $50 for the Bullets Wireless Z, and “free shipping” for the OnePlus Buds Z throughout the day. Based on what we’ve experienced with these … Continue reading

I Miss Videodiscs, the Fragile Garbage That Shaped My Childhood

100+Lifehacker / 1h
When I talk about the discs I watched videos on as a kid people assume I mean laser discs, or maybe I’ve confused my decades and mean DVDs, or even video CDs. There’s an assumption that I’ve just misremembered things, but that’s because the capacitance electronic disc, or videodisc (or in my house just “disc”), was a… Read more...

This season’s Pro Bowl will take place virtually in ‘Madden NFL 21’

71Engadget / 1h
Although the NFL will hold a Pro Bowl this season, it'll be vastly different from every other edition of the game. The 2021 Pro Bowl was originally supposed to take place at Allegiant Stadium, but due to the impact of COVID-19 , players will instead take to the virtual field in Madden NFL 21 . In the lead-up to the game, the NFL and EA Sports will run a week-long series of matches with streamers,

Device that combines air circulation with UV-C light deployed in first U.S. homes to help decrease COVID-19 transmission risk

68TechCrunch / 2h
Now that we know the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted via aerosol (tiny particles in the air that can hang around for a long time), researchers and engineers globally have turned their attention to helping promote air circulation where risk exposure is high, and also to kill any active viral particles that might be in the air. One such effort is the Nanowave Air, a device created by

Fortnite video chat arrives on some platforms with Houseparty integration

Fortnite Houseparty
SlashGear / 2h
On some platforms, Fortnite is getting a rather big addition today: video chat. Epic Games has teamed up with the folks over at Houseparty to bring video chat to some versions of Fortnite, allowing you to see your friends’ faces as you squad up and chase some wins. Unfortunately, Houseparty’s video chat isn’t going live for all Fortnite players, and … Continue reading

Boeing’s Jet That Kept Crashing Is Now Cleared to Fly Again

200+Futurism / 2h
Ungrounded The Federal Aviation Administration just cleared the troubled Boeing 737 MAX jetliner to fly after the plane was involved in a pair of deadly crashes resulting in the deaths of 346 people. Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in October 2018, killing all 189 people on board. A second Boeing MAX plane, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed on March 10 of the same year, killing 157. The model w

Amazon brings Alexa Routines to Fire TV

84TechCrunch / 2h
Amazon announced today it’s bringing Alexa Routines — the feature that allows users to create their own Alexa shortcuts that combine multiple actions — to its Fire TV platform. Starting today, Amazon customers will be able to include Fire TV commands in their Alexa routines, including those that power on or off the TV, open a Fire TV app, or play, pause, or resume content on the Fire TV. For exam

What China’s fintech market can teach the world

100+TechCrunch / 2h
If you want to know what the future of finance looks like, head east, where it’s already been laid down in China. Digital payments through mobile phones are ubiquitous, and there is incredible innovation around lending, investments and digital currencies that are at the vanguard of global financial innovation. Take the cover photo of this article: At Alibaba, facial recognition software identifie

Black Friday MacBook deals: 2020 Air get's $150 price cut at Amazon today

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Amazon's latest Black Friday Macbook deals could score you a $150 price cut on a 2020 Air model - hurry though, it'll sell out soon.

Early Black Friday PS4 deal: save $10 on these PS4 games at Best Buy

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Best Buy has slashed $10 off a range of PS4 games including the newly recently NBA 2K21.

Get the iPhone SE with free AirPods with this brilliant Black Friday deal

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One of EE's many seasonal freebies delivers a top Apple twosome. See whether this iPhone SE deal with AirPods floats your boat.

Chrome 87 makes it easier to tackle tab overload, and you can download it now

Google Chrome 87 Years
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Chrome 87 adds tab search and a host of performance and security enhancements.

Common misconceptions about the rise of Magecart attacks

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Here are five of the biggest rumors and misconceptions surrounding Magecart.

This 2020 MacBook Air has a new low price, thanks to a coupon

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Save $150: The MacBook Air (256GB) from early 2020 is on sale for $849.99 at Amazon as of Nov. 18 — $50 less than the price we've seen for months. Save $150 when you add the $50 coupon at checkout. As unhinged as the year 2020 is, it feels completely fine that Apple has released two new MacBook Air models in the span of a year. Naturally, the older (but still very new?) model has quietly taken on

Apple Cuts App Store Fees in Half for Small Developers as Monopoly Concerns Loom

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Epic’s quixotic lawsuit against Apple over the fees it collects from the iOS App Store may be mired in the slow grind of the court system, but we’re already seeing the iPhone maker reevaluate its approach to taking a cut. Read more...

How to Host a Virtual Thanksgiving

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For many of us, Thanksgiving will be pretty different this year. While you might still debate with relatives about your values, you might also be managing those dinner conversations through an awkward, virtual space, complete with “you’re muted” and “how do I turn the camera on?” Fortunately, there are things you can… Read more...

Walmart confirms yet another PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X restock for Black Friday

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TL;DR: Walmart has confirmed that they will be getting another restock of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for Black Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. EST in Nov. 25. QUICK LINKS: PlayStation 5 — $499 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition — $399 Xbox Series X — $499 Xbox Series S — $299 Even though we're past launch week for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X , it's still nearly impossible to get one — whe

AWS wants to secure virtual networks with new firewall tool

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AWS Network Firewall promises a high availability, managed network firewall for customers running virtual private clouds.

'League of Legends: Wild Rift' open beta comes to Europe on December 10th

25Engadget / 2h
League of Legends: Wild Rift will soon be available to play on many more phones around the world. Riot Games is launching the open beta for the mobile-focused multiplayer online battle arena to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Russia (plus the CIS) and Turkey on December 10th, making it widely available on Android and iOS. Gamers in Oceania, Taiwan and Vietnam get a slightly earlier shot on

What we're buying: Our new home and garden essentials

28Engadget / 2h
2020 has been a year of life lived in suspension and in suspense. As the COVID-19 pandemic held America in thrall amid the rising tides of civil and economic unrest, just getting through the day became a victory, cause for celebration -- even as the days began to bleed together and the months flew by at their seeming glacial pace. Though our lives have turned inwards, Engadget’s editors have been

Alexa Routines now work with Amazon Fire TV

26Engadget / 2h
Alexa Routines now work with Amazon’s Fire TV devices . The feature allows you to carry out common actions on several smart devices simultaneously with a single custom Alexa command. For instance, you may already switch on your bedroom light and activate your coffee machine as part of your wake-up routine, and perhaps you’ll want to turn on your TV to your favorite news network as well. Amazon su

Frontier Airlines Launches Status Match Promotion

26One Mile at a Time / 2h
Frontier Airlines has just launched a status match promotion, and I kind of love that there’s a fee to apply, since it’s the most Frontier Airlines thing ever. Frontier Airlines status match basics Frontier Airlines is offering a limited time status match promotion : You need to apply by December 1, 2020 If you apply and are successful, you’ll be matched within 72 hours Matched status is valid th

Keep your home fresh and warm with a Dyson Pure Hot + Cool

32Mashable / 2h
Save $125: The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool is on sale on Amazon for $374.99 as of Nov. 18. We know that 2020 has been kind of a blur, so we're here to give you some big news: it's almost winter. Wasn't it March just yesterday? Did we even have a summer? Honestly, we don't know because we're just as baffled as you are, but what we do know is that we all need someone to keep us warm and toasty while stay

I Miss Videodiscs, the Fragile Garbage That Shaped My Childhood

100+Gizmodo / 2h
When I talk about the discs I watched videos on as a kid people assume I mean laser discs, or maybe I’ve confused my decades and mean DVDs, or even video CDs. There’s an assumption that I’ve just misremembered things, but that’s because the capacitance electronic disc, or videodisc (or in my house just “disc”), was a… Read more...

OnePlus Buds are just $1 today – but is this early Black Friday deal too good to be true?

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OnePlus truly wireless earbuds are going to be on sale for just $1 for today only – but you'll need to be quick.

PUBG update 9.2 released with Battle Bride Pass and weapon balances

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This week the latest update to PUBG releases a pair of game-shocking elements: Battle Bride Pass and Dirt Bike. A variety of weapon balances were also introduced into the game for PC players. Balances mostly focus on sidearms, all of which have received improvements to damage multipliers, ADS movement speed, and aiming. The Battle Bride Pass focuses on Karakin’s lore’s … Continue reading

Boeing 737 MAX now cleared for flight with these FAA safety changes

FAA Boeing 737 Max
SlashGear / 2h
Boeing’s 737 MAX has been cleared to fly in the US again, with the Federal Aviation Administration giving the ill-fated jet the green light to resume flight. The decision comes after 20 months of safety reviews, following the two crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that accounted for 346 deaths. That investigation discovered a serious … Continue reading

Jenna Fischer says 'The Office' Season 3 finale has an alternate ending

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MeowTalk: Alexa developer’s app to translate cat’s miaow

2KBBC News - Technology / 2h
The technology listens to miaows and includes feline emotions like happy, sad or hungry.

Snag a GoPro camera for up to $80 off at Best Buy

24Mashable / 2h
Want to up your photo and video skills this winter? Here are the best deals on GoPros as of Nov. 18: OUR TOP PICK: GoPro HERO8 Black 4K waterproof action camera — save $50 BEST FOR VLOGGING: GoPro HERO9 Black 5K and 20 MP streaming action camera — save $50 BEST BUNDLE: GoPro HERO8 Black live streaming action camera holiday bundle — save $50 Just because we're not traveling this year doesn't mean

Wednesday's Best Deals: AeroGarden Farm Basic, PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, Sunham Bath Towels, Vava Dash Cam, and More

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AeroGarden Farm Basic and PlayStation Plus (12 months) lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: AeroGarden Farm Basic, PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold, Sunham Bath Towels, Vava Dash Cam, and More

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AeroGarden Farm Basic and PlayStation Plus (12 months) lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

How to Do Thanksgiving This Year, With Andrew Zimmern

37Lifehacker / 2h
This week we’re joined by Emmy- and four-time James Beard Award-winning chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern, who talks with us about how to do Thanksgiving during this pandemic year... if you choose to do it at all. Listen as Andrew lays out strategies for paring down your Thanksgiving meal, shares the safest ways to host… Read more...

How to Forward an Email as an Attachment in Gmail

34How-To Geek / 2h
Instead of forwarding several emails individually, you can send them all at once as attachments. With Gmail, you don’t even have to save the emails to your computer to do it–there’s a built-in option just for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Will Cut Its App Store Fee by Half for Small Developers

How-To Geek / 2h
Epic’s battle with Apple over App Store revenues appears to be having an effect. Apple says that it intends to cut the standard 30% revenue split for apps and in-app purchases down to 15% starting on January 1st, in an initiative it’s calling the App Store Small Business Program. But there’s a catch: only developers earning less than $1 million a year qualify. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Pokemon GO BEYOND 40 – the biggest update ever

SlashGear / 2h
On November 30, Pokemon GO will start into an update series that’ll be the biggest since the game began. Starting on November 30, the game will change. Pokemon from the Kalos region are coming to Pokemon GO, there’ll be “Seasons” – starting with the “Season of Celebration”. There’ll be so many feature updates, you’ll barely notice that you’re able to … Continue reading

New Results: First COVID Vaccine Even Better Than Scientists Thought

Pfizer Vaccine Moderna
2KFuturism / 2h
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer just announced that its coronavirus vaccine is 95 percent effective , with no serious side effects — an improvement over their already promising preliminary results released earlier this month. Pfizer claims that the vaccine was 94 percent effective in older adults, the demographic that’s been hardest hit by COVID-19. The news comes after Pfizer had previously announ

Amazon just revealed a bright new PRODUCT(RED) Echo speaker

SlashGear / 2h
Amazon has revealed a new, limited edition version of its latest Echo smart speaker, with the PRODUCT(RED) model promising a share of the price goes to charity. As with other PRODUCT(RED) launches we’ve seen, sales of the red-finish Echo will include a contribution to the Global Fund to support HIV and AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. In the case of … Continue reading

Bella is a new challenger bank with a text-based interface

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Meet Bella , a new challenger bank launching on November 30th. The company is trying to differentiate itself with two distinctive features. First, you can interact with the app using keywords and text commands. Second, Bella is trying to build a community that helps each other to differentiate its product from soulless monolithic banking services. Let’s start with the basics. When you open a Bell

Kerry Washington backs jewelry startup Aurate

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Actress Kerry Washington has made an investment of undisclosed size in direct-to-consumer jewelry startup Aurate . This isn’t Washington’s first startup investment — she’s also backed The Wing, Community and Byte. In fact, when we asked her about her dream investment at Disrupt in September, she hinted at a new deal that “feels pretty dreamy.” When I brought up those comments earlier this week, W

Logitech's latest wireless esports mouse is its lightest yet

Logitech Superlight
41Engadget / 3h
Sometimes less is more, especially for performance-focused esports players. Logitech’s latest wireless gaming mouse, the G Pro X Superlight , is basically a slimmed down version of its last G Pro mouse . But, like stripping a racing car of its extraneous weight, the result is the company’s lightest gaming mouse yet, clocking in under 2.2 ounces (or 63 grams). That’s not a huge departure from the

Facebook launches, an experimental collage making app

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today officially launched its latest app, , to a broader audience. The app, a freeform creation tool described as a “digital zine creator” and “GIF collage bonanza,” was announced earlier this year, but was only onboarding users via a waitlist until now. Today, it’s available in the App Store for anyone to download. The app allows users to create

Grouparoo snares $3M seed to build open source customer data integration framework

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Creating a great customer experience requires a lot of data from a variety of sources, and pulling that disparate data together has captured the attention of companies and big and small from Salesforce and Adobe to Segment and Klaviyo . Today, Grouparoo , a new startup from three industry vets is the next company up with an open source framework designed to make it easier for developers to access

American Airlines Premium Transcon Awards Wide Open In 2021 At 38% Below Saver Prices

View from the Wing / 3h
American Airlines is getting in on the business class award party for premium cross country flights with New York JFK - Los Angeles wide open throughout 2021 offering business class awards at good prices for groups of travelers. Continue reading ...

Make Your Games Curvier With 27" GIGABYTE G27QC Monitor for $260

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27" GIGABYTE G27QC | $260 | Newegg | Use code 2BFSTNW257 Read more...

Logitech G Pro X Superlight mouse trims weight to make you a better gamer

Logitech Superlight
SlashGear / 3h
Logitech G today is revealing a new model of its Pro Wireless gaming mouse, announcing the the Pro X Superlight. As the name suggests, the Pro X Superlight is lighter than its predecessor, with Logitech saying that the mouse weighs less than 63 grams. That’s enough for a 25% weigh reduction over the Pro Wireless, which is a fairly light … Continue reading

Rappers Get In Fight On Emirates Plane In Dubai

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
At least it wasn’t Spirit Airlines for once ? But in all honesty, I’m surprised there wasn’t more of a punishment… Two rappers fight on Emirates plane in Dubai Two British rappers I hadn’t heard of — Tion Wayne (Dennis Odunwo) and Headie One (Irving Adjei) — got into a physical pre-flight altercation on board an Emirates aircraft that was supposed to fly from Dubai to London Heathrow. In a video

How to Prep Your iPhone for Apple's Trade-In Program

28Lifehacker / 3h
For the first time in my life, I’ve finally decided to take advantage of Apple’s trade-in program. Yes, I know you can get a better deal if you use one of the many different services out there to sell your iPhone to a third party. The problem is that my iPhone X’s battery is complete trash, and any sites I’d think to… Read more...

JetBlue to offer free COVID testing as it looks towards more travel returning in 2021

The Points Guy / 3h
JetBlue Airways will begin offering free COVID-19 testing at its New York-JFK terminal as part of its focus on the safety of flyers and staff as it looks to the new year. The hometown carrier will offer any travelers and staff — not just its own — free tests at new site in Terminal 5 at JFK airport, JetBlue president Joanna Geraghty told TPG in an interview as part of Airlines Week at the 2020 TP

'Myst' (yes, that 'Myst') is coming back as an Oculus VR game in December

54Mashable / 3h
Almost 30 years ago, the computer puzzle game Myst , well, mystified players around the world, leading to a slew of follow-ups. If you fell in love with Myst back in 1993 and want to feel like you're really part of that strange, haunting world, it's coming to VR very soon. Facebook announced Wednesday that a remake of Myst is coming to Oculus headsets on Dec. 10. Supposedly built with VR in mind,

Bond Vet raises $17 million to be the CityMD of veterinary care

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Bond Vet , the NYC-based tech-forward veterinary startup, has announced the close of a $17 million Series A financing. The round was led by Talisman Capital Partners. The startup has clinics across NYC that are meant to fill the gap between veterinary ERs and the veterinary equivalent of a primary care physician, modeling the business after CityMD. Unlike some other new veterinary startups, Bond

Valhalla becomes the most popular Assassin’s Creed game a week into launch

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has become the most sold Assassin’s Creed game in the first week of the launch.

Pfizer reports final vaccine results: 95% efficacy

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100+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / An illustration picture shows vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached, with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, on November 17, 2020. (credit: Getty | JUSTIN TALLIS ) Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech announced Wednesday that they have wrapped up the Phase III trial of their COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, finding it to be 95 percent effective at preven

Boeing 737 Max Aircraft That Killed 346 People Given Green Light to Fly Again by FAA

FAA Boeing 737 Max
90Gizmodo / 3h
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft has been approved to fly again by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, according to a press release by Boeing and a statement from the FAA. The 737 Max was the model of plane that crashed in 2018, killing 189 in Indonesia, and again in 2019, killing 157 in Ethiopia. The aircraft was… Read more...

2022 Subaru BRZ cranks up power and style for affordable sports star

New 2022 Subaru BRZ
SlashGear / 3h
Crossovers and SUVs may be sweeping new vehicle sales, but that doesn’t mean enthusiast cars are going anywhere, something the 2022 Subaru BRZ is eager to remind us of. Revealed today, the new version of the popular and affordable sports coupe gets a thorough reworking, with more power and improvements in handling, styling, and cabin accommodations. It’s been eight years … Continue reading

The OnePlus 8T is $120 off at B&H Photo today only

32Engadget / 3h
OnePlus came out with a number of solid Android handsets this year and many of them are on sale now that the company’s Black Friday deals are available. But the best deal comes not directly from OnePlus but from B&H Photo, which has the OnePlus 8T for $629 today only. That’s $120 off its normal price, and while not quite as good as OnePlus’ previous deal that gave you two of these handsets for $1

FAA says the Boeing 737 Max can fly again

FAA Boeing 737 Max
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Boeing’s 737 Max is one large step closer to returning to American skies after being grounded for over a year and a half. The FAA has issued an order effectively clearing the 737 Max’s return to service once airlines follow key procedures. They’ll have to install Boeing’s updated software , use updated manuals and procedures, rework horizontal stabilizer trim wiring, conduct a sensor test and per

Adobe Photoshop now runs like a dream on Apple M1 Macs and Surface Pro X tablets

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Adobe has released Arm-native versions of image editing software Photoshop for Windows 10 and macOS.

US regulator clears Boeing’s 737 Max to fly again

FAA Boeing 737 Max
100+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / A Boeing 737 MAX jet lands following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, on June 29, 2020. (credit: Jason Redmond | Getty Images) The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an order on Wednesday to allow Boeing’s 737 Max to return to the skies, clearing the way for other regulators to follow and airlines to restore the plane to

How to Prepare If Your College Student Is Coming Home for Thanksgiving

56Lifehacker / 3h
This year has been full of sacrifices and impossible choices, but it’s not quite done with us yet. If you have kids who are away at college, you may now be facing the pandemic’s latest conundrum: Do you have them come home and risk everybody infecting each other, or do you tell them to stay put and ride out the… Read more...

Updates From Doctor Strange 2, Spider-Man 3, and More

31Gizmodo / 3h
Aaron Driver is teaming up with Ariana Greenblatt for a new sci-fi thriller. Bruce Campbell returns to horror with a new Black Friday themed adventure. Charmed is introducing a new trans character. Plus, familiar foes confirmed for Stargirl ’s return, and what’s to come on His Dark Materials . Spoilers, away! Read more...

Cryptocurrency exchange Liquid confirms hack

90TechCrunch / 3h
Cryptocurrency exchange Liquid has confirmed it was hacked, but that the scope of the incident is still under investigation. The company’s chief executive Mike Kayamori said in a blog post the attack happened on November 13. The hacker gained access to the company’s domain records, allowing the hacker to take control of several employee email accounts, and later compromised the company’s network.

South Africa's fibre internet prices: 50mbps line

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Fibre has almost made its way into every South African household but choosing a service provider and connectivity is quite an ordeal

How to Send Disappearing Tweets Using Fleets on Twitter

Twitter Fleets Stories
20How-To Geek / 3h
Temporary “stories” have become a fixture on many social media websites. Twitter’s version is called “Fleets,” and you can use it to create disappearing tweets that contain personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings. We’ll show you all the ways you can use this feature. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox Series X shortage could last until April 2021

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

A ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid could hit earth in 2068

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Apple to slash its App Store commission – Here’s who qualifies

SlashGear / 4h
Apple is slashing the cut it takes on App Store sales, with most developers set to see the Cupertino firm taking just half the proceeds from digital goods and services from the start of 2021. The App Store Small Business Program launches on January 1, and will see Apple trim its commission to 15-percent, assuming developers are earning less than … Continue reading

Quid raises $320M to loan money to startup employees using their equity as collateral

68TechCrunch / 4h
Startups that take time to scale before going public or getting acquired can represent big, if long-term, returns for employees that hold equity in them. Big, because tech companies have proven to be some of the most valuable in the world when it comes to exits; long-term, because it might take years for a startup to have a liquidity event to give those equity-holding employees some money off the

Holiday 2020: 18 Subscription Boxes for Your Literature-Loving Friends

How-To Geek / 4h
If gifting a book for the holidays feels too risky or played out, that’s understandable. Fortunately, there are other options for the lit-lovers in your life. A literature subscription box makes the perfect gift for any avid reader! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Holiday 2020: The Best Robot Vacuums

How-To Geek / 4h
Vacuuming isn’t what most people consider a fun time, but fortunately, it’s also one of the household tasks that can be mostly automated for consumers. Robot vacs have been exploding in popularity and they’re a great gift idea. But there are a lot of options on the market, many of which seem basically the same at first glance. So we found the best robot vacuums available for this list to make sho

How to Travel the World With YouTube Cooking Videos

33Lifehacker / 4h
Coronavirus has shut down restaurant dining and broken my heart. I pretty much abandoned onsite eating last spring, and I’m not sure when I’ll feel comfortable enough to return. I especially miss my favorite Indian and Ethiopian spots. They were more than places to eat—they let me travel, if only for the time of the… Read more...

Pregnancy brand Frida shows us what real 'milk-makin' boobs' look like

Mashable / 4h
Frida , a pregnancy and labor brand that offers pre and postpartum education and maternal health products, hopes to challenge common misconceptions about postpartum bodies in its latest attention-grabbing public education move: an uncensored look at diverse, breast-feeding bodies. Originally established in Sweden, the now Florida-based company's educational work around vaginal and maternal health

The top innovations in airline loyalty of 2020 — and TPG’s Editors’ Choice award winner

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In “normal” years, November (and December) is usually time to consider a mileage run . Maybe you’re within an earshot of a higher status tier or you’re about to cross the threshold for additional upgrade certificates. If you weren’t going to organically hit these milestones, then some ( crazy ) people, myself included, might consider flying somewhere just to hit the threshold . Well, 2020 is far

Marissa Mayer’s Next Act Is Here

200+Wired / 4h
The former Yahoo CEO wants to build a better address book on your phone. Does anyone want it?

Ghostery’s Making a Privacy Browser—and Ad-Free Search Engine

300+Wired / 4h
The tracker-blocking company will soon launch a privacy-friendly desktop browser as well.

16 Stress-Relieving Gifts to Make 2020 More Bearable

72Wired / 4h
Everyone could use a break right now. These picks will bring peace to the mind, body, and home.

Telegram Still Hasn’t Removed an AI Bot That’s Abusing Women

34Wired / 4h
A deepfake bot has been generating explicit, non-consensual images on the platform. The researchers who found it say their warnings have been ignored.

Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT review: AMD returns to high-end PC gaming

AMD Radeon RX 6800
84Engadget / 4h
After years of focusing on mid-range video cards , AMD is making another play for powerhouse hardware with its new Radeon RX 6000 line . Last year's Radeon VII was a notable attempt to stay relevant in the high end market, but it never made much sense for gamers since it was slower than NVIDIA's RTX 2080. The VII was followed up by AMD’s mid-range RX 5000 series, which was more competitive but to

AMD Radeon RX 6800, 6800XT review: The 1440p GPU beasts you’ve been craving

AMD Radeon RX 6800
40Ars Technica / 4h
The AMD Radeon RX 6800XT (top) and RX 6800 (bottom). [credit: Sam Machkovech ] As 2020 draws to a close, the matter of "which new $500+ GPU is better" has become moot for most prospective PC gamers. Nvidia had a go at it starting in September with the impressive RTX 3000 series , offering on-paper value that blew its RTX 2000 series straight into obsolescence. But so far, its three RTX 3000 model

Pokémon Go raises its level cap for the first time in over four years

50 Kalos Pokémon Year
96Ars Technica / 4h
Players who reach Level 40 before the end of the year will be the only ones able to access a limited edition in-game Gyardos hat. [credit: Niantic ] If you're still playing Pokémon Go over four years after it first set mobile gaming records (and near-record revenue numbers in July suggest there are plenty of you out there), you've probably been stuck at the game's experience cap of Level 40 for a

AMD RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 Review: AMD Finally Does Ray Tracing

21Gizmodo / 4h
I was definitely excited when AMD announced all the specs and neat features of their 6000-series graphics cards at the end of October, albeit skeptical of what kind of ray tracing performance AMD’s latest GPUs would have. AMD was quiet about the ray tracing performance, and it could have been because its cards… Read more...

Pokémon GO will bump its max level cap to 50 and add more Pokémon soon

50 Kalos Pokémon Year
76TechCrunch / 4h
Since launching four years ago, hitting level 40 in Pokémon GO meant hitting the top. You could still keep catching Pokémon and gathering XP, of course — but that shiny level badge wasn’t going up any higher. That’ll change later this month with an update that bumps the cap to 50, introduces new Pokémon, and makes other gameplay tweaks. Here’s whats changing: New level cap: Starting November 30th

Marissa Mayer’s startup launches its first official product, Sunshine Contacts

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Former Yahoo CEO and early Google employee Marissa Mayer’s startup Lumi Labs is today rebranding to Sunshine and releasing its first official product. Its new app, Sunshine Contacts, aims to be a better tool for organizing, updating and sharing contact information with others. In time, the company envisions a portfolio of consumer-facing applications that simplify common tasks in areas like event

Welcome raises $12 million to be the ‘Ritz Carlton for event platforms’

100+TechCrunch / 4h
On the heels of Hopin’s $125 million funding round , a newcomer in the virtual events space is gaining steam. Welcome , led by co-founder and CEO Roberto Ortiz, is positioning itself as the “Ritz Carlton for virtual events,” Ortiz told me. Today, it’s announcing a $12 million Series A round led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Y Combinator, Kapor Capital and Webb Investor Network. “Ther

Rapid Robotics raises $5.5M for pre-programmed manufacturing robots

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Bay Area-based Rapid Robotics today announced it has raised $5.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Greycroft and Bee Partners. The announcement comes during what has been a solid several months for robotics funding, and more and more companies are looking to automate workforces as the COVID-19 pandemic has ground a lot of productivity to a halt. Manufacturing is one of the sectors of grea raises $6M for its authorization policy management platform

100+TechCrunch / 4h, a Tel Aviv and Sunnyvale-based startup that aims to make it easier for developers to bake authorization policy management right into their applications, today announced a $6 million seed funding round led by cybersecurity-centric firm YL Ventures . CrowdStrike CEO and co-founder George Kurtz also participated in this round, in addition to former Zscaler CISO Michael Sutton, former

OpsLevel raises $5M to fix DevOps

96TechCrunch / 4h
The term ‘DevOps’ has been rendered meaningless and developers still don’t have access to the right tools to put the overall idea into practice, the team behind DevOps startup OpsLevel argues. The company, which was co-founded by John Laban and Kenneth Rose, two of PagerDuty’s earliest employees, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed funding round, led by Vertex Ventures. S28 Capit

Cloudbolt announces $35M Series B debt/equity investment to help manage hybrid cloud

100TechCrunch / 4h
Cloudbolt , a Bethesda, MD startup that helps companies manage hybrid cloud environments, announced a $35 million Series B investment today. It was split between $15 million in equity investment and $20 Million in debt. Insight Partners provided the equity side of the equation, while Hercules Capital and Bridge Bank supplied the venture debt. The company has now raised over $61 million in equity

Bitcoin is rallying

68TechCrunch / 4h
Just in case you hadn’t heard, or are annoyed that folks aren’t writing about it: , up around 16% in the last week to a value of a little more than $18,000 as of this morning. Here’s a chart of its recent gains, via YCharts (note, it’s a tiny bit behind, so use the chart as a directional instead of absolute tool): What else is there to say about the rally? We could note that bitcoin miner revenue

Server failure unearths massive macOS tracking plans

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Apple pleads innocence, but security researchers aren’t buying.

How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
Skipping travel this year to stop the spread of Covid-19? Here’s how to digitally reimagine the holiday, from meal prep to after-dinner activities.

How to Change Your Bluetooth Name on iPhone and iPad

20How-To Geek / 4h
Bluetooth is a short-range communications protocol that allows wireless file transfers and wireless accessory connections with your iPhone or iPad. If you’d like to change your iPhone or iPad’s Bluetooth name, you’ll need to change the device’s name in Settings. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Install and Use Terminator, the Terminal Multiplexer

How-To Geek / 4h
Welcome to Terminator, an interesting name for the world’s most advanced and fully featured terminal multiplexer. A terminal multiplexer allows you to run one-to-many terminal sessions from within one or more windows, in an organized way. Read all about it. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

DHL is deploying electric class 8 trucks in Los Angeles

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Enlarge / This BYD Class 8 truck, capable of hauling a combined 82,000 lbs, is yellow, but it's also green. (credit: BYD) DHL's deliveries in the Los Angeles area are going to get a little greener in time for the holiday rush. The international courier company is deploying four Class 8 trucks to the city, built for it by BYD Motors, which it will use to haul cargo between its hub at Los Angeles I

Scientists discover a new mineral in Russia

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Scientists from St. Petersburg University working with colleagues from other research institutions in Russia have studied the mineralogy of scoria cones and lava flows of fumaroles in Kamchatka. The objects were formed after a pair of major eruptions of the Tolbachik Volcano in 1975 through 1976 and 2012 through 2013. The area is considered unique for mineralogical diversity. Over recent … Contin

BREAKING: US authorities lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding, allow jets to resume flights

33The Points Guy / 4h
The Federal Aviation Administration has re-certified the Boeing 737 MAX, allowing the beleaguered jet to return to U.S. skies 20-months after it was grounded following two fatal crashes. All MAX jets must undergo certain modifications that largely focus on the software behind the flight control systems that downed the two jets, a Lion Air 737 MAX 9 in late 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8

One of the best Samsung smartwatches is its lowest price ever in Amazon Black Friday deals

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Samsung Galaxy Watch deals drop the Watch Active to just over £100 - a great price for a smart, minimalist sports watch.

The best board games to gift this holiday season

60Engadget / 4h
Watching TV and playing video games with your loved ones is fun, but it’s good to get away from the screen every once in a while. Board games are a great way to spend time with friends and family away from the trappings of technology. And no worries if you’re tired of classics like Monopoly and Scrabble, as there are plenty of excellent alternatives. From crowd-pleasing titles to geekier fare, he

Early Black Friday gaming deal: save on Lego games for PS4, Switch and Xbox One

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Amazon is offering savings on a range of Lego exclusive games.

Official: Boeing 737 MAX “Ungrounded” By FAA

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The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019, following two fatal crashed. Boeing has spent the last 20 months making fixes to the plane so that it can once again be certified by international aviation authorities. Well, a major milestone has been reached on that front, as the plane has officially been ungrounded in the US… it only took 600+ days! FAA issues 737 MAX ungrounding order The head of

Online shoppers warned as scammers look set to cash in on Christmas shopping bonanza

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Coronavirus and increased online shopping levels could produce a perfect storm for cybercrime this Christmas.

Astroscale sets March 2021 for first commercial orbital debris removal demonstration

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Japanese startup Astroscale is aiming for March 2021 for a launch of its first-ever active orbital debris removal mission. This demonstration of its technology, which it hopes to use to help ensure that low-Earth orbit becomes a sustainable environment for commercial activity as it becomes increasingly crowded thanks to the rapid pace of new spacecraft launches. This demonstration mission, which

Arrival becomes latest electric vehicle startup to test the public markets with a SPAC

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Arrival has gone from stealthy electric vehicle startup to prospective public company in a span of a year. The UK-based company, which operated in relative secrecy for several years until January when it announced a $110 million investment from Hyundai and Kia, said Wednesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company CIIG Merger Corp. Arrival was already considered one of th

This Mansory Audi RSQ8 is ready for deployment

SlashGear / 5h
German tuning firm Mansory is expanding its lineup of modified Audis with its latest RSQ8. As expected from Mansory, the RSQ8 is given a full cosmetic upgrade with deep black paint, red racing stripes, and a bevy of carbon-fiber kit. The standard Audi RS Q8 is mightily powerful, to begin with. It has a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 591 … Continue reading

1Password Mac update delivers Apple Watch unlocks and more

73Engadget / 5h
The latest version of 1Password comes with a new method to access the password manager on a Mac: Apple Watch Unlock. To open the app on the OS, you could either type in your password or use your computer’s Touch ID. Now, 1Password 7.7 also lets you access your log-in credentials by double clicking on the Watch’s side button — so long as your Mac is running macOS Catalina 10.15 or later and has To

Two British Rappers Brawl On Emirates Flight While Passengers Dodge Their Blows

42View from the Wing / 5h
Here's my question. If these rappers are really as big as their swagger suggests, would they be flying Emirates - an airline dedicated to bling - in economy? Continue reading ...

Black Friday bargain: this Samsung Galaxy S20 deal is the cheapest we've ever seen

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A 54GB plan that is somehow cheaper than buying it SIM-free. This Samsung Galaxy S20 deal on the Three network goes big on data.

How to Recover Deleted Files on Linux with testdisk

How-To Geek / 5h
Have you ever deleted a file and instantly regretted it? You need it back, and fast! But what if the file is so new, it hasn’t yet been backed up? Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Should You Buy a Fitness Tracker, Running Watch, or Smartwatch?

How-To Geek / 5h
There are lots of different wrist-wearables out there, from cheap and simple fitness trackers that do little more than count your steps to full-on smartwatches that can make phone calls and program your workouts. Put simply, with so many different options touting different features it can be hard to know what kind of device is right for you. Here’s how to decide. Read This Article on Review Geek

AMD Announces New "Instinct MI100" GPU, Breaks the 10 TFLOPS Barrier in FP64

How-To Geek / 5h
With the rising demand for HPC and AI-powered cloud applications comes a need for very powerful datacenter GPUs. Usually NVIDIA is the king of this field, but AMD’s latest MI100 GPU presents some serious competition. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Google Nest Audio Packs Great Sound and Smarts for Just $100

72Wired / 5h
If Assistant is your jam, then this mid-sized smart speaker is one of the best around.

DoorDash Shows Delivery Can Be Profitable—in a Pandemic

89Wired / 5h
Can the app-based services survive once restaurants reopen and diners aren't sequestered in their homes?

Can You Get Covid-19 on an Airplane? Yeah, Probably

100+Wired / 5h
As usual, a lack of good data makes evaluating the risk of getting the virus on a flight hard to calculate. It’s probably low. It’s definitely not zero.

The crowd goes wild for Yiming

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There’s no shortage of TikTok coverage in the news today as the app’s fate in the U.S. hangs in the air. What the press doesn’t always address is how TikTok gets here — how did a Chinese startup seize the lucrative short-video market in the West before Google and Facebook? What did it do differently from its Chinese predecessors who tried global expansion to little avail? Matthew Brennan’s new bo

Tapping into digital nomadism and ‘deep work’ trends, Skimlinks founder raises $1.5M for Flown

81TechCrunch / 5h
We already knew there was a big trend towards remote working, and this has only been drastically accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the distractions of daily life can easily impinge on the ‘deep work’ many need to get done when working on something important, like writing a book, or launching a company for instance. For many individuals and teams looking to get real, focused

Roku streaming sticks and soundbars are cheaper than ever in Black Friday deals

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Roku is slashing prices across its streaming device range, along with a first-ever price cut on the Roku Streambar.

Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic EV updated with a faster charger

SlashGear / 5h
Mercedes-Benz is doing very well with electric vehicles, with the company bragging that it has sold a total of 45,000 EVs and plug-in-hybrids globally as of Q3 2020. It sold around 2500 EQC EVs in September alone. The automaker has announced updates for the EQC 400 4Matic that should make it more popular with buyers. The update includes a new … Continue reading

Google just brought down the price of Pixel 4a deals to their lowest price yet

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Get a great 2020 Google smartphone for only £319. The Pixel 4a is a bargain thanks to this Black Friday deal.

LAPD bans the use of Clearview's controversial facial recognition software

100+Engadget / 5h
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has reportedly banned the use of third-party facial recognition services including the controversial Clearview AI . Buzzfeed News reports that the ban was enacted on November 13th after reporters showed officials evidence of LAPD officers using Clearview. In a statement, Deputy Police chief John McMahon is said to have told officers that they cannot use “t

Aer Lingus Plans Manchester Transatlantic Flights

67One Mile at a Time / 5h
Airlines sure are trying new things during these tough times, with Aer Lingus planning on operating four transatlantic routes out of Manchester in the summer of 2021. Aer Lingus’ transatlantic Manchester plans While Aer Lingus hasn’t officially announced anything, a request for slots paints a pretty clear picture of what Aer Lingus is planning for next summer: Aer Lingus has been granted over 1,5

The Morning After: We reviewed the new M1-powered MacBook Air

91Engadget / 5h
Apple Silicon and the Macs it powers have finally landed. And they’re making a big impression. We reviewed the new MacBook Air, with its new M1 chip, and it’s fast, quiet and, well, just incredibly impressive . What’s unique for a Mac, however, regardless of the performance gains, is the ability to run iPhone and iPad apps, thanks to the shared chip family. It’s, understandably, early days for th

Black Friday Target deals 2020: AirPods Pro and PS5 games sales are live

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Target's Black Friday deals include a buy one get one free deal on PS5 games, and AirPods discounts.

Currys Black Friday smart home deals: get a free Google Nest Mini and more

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The early Currys Black Friday deals have produced some fine smart home deals, particularly for Google Assistant fans.

PS5 outsells Xbox Series X by more than four Japan

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In Japan, the PlayStation 5 has outsold the Xbox Series X, but both consoles have had a strong start.

I got a positive COVID-19 test in the middle of a trip. Here’s what happened.

31The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: A TPG reporter was diagnosed with COVID while traveling. We decided to share their story below but have left their name off this post for the sake of their privacy. Throughout the experience, our reporter followed CDC guidelines and the advice of multiple doctors about quarantining and having minimal contact with others. Like many of you, I’ve been itching to get back in the air an

Dyson vacuum cleaners get massive discounts in latest Black Friday deals

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A number of Dyson vacuum cleaners are on offer ahead of Black Friday, with up to £100 savings to be had.

Ransomware attack takes web hosting provider servers offline

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h, one of the biggest web hosting providers around, shuts down all its servers after suffering ransomware attack.

Federal government clears debt collectors to use social media accounts

36SlashGear / 5h
Odds are most people know someone who has significant amounts of debt and hide from phone calls and receive tons of junk mail from debt collectors looking for money. The US government has given debt collectors a new method to go about trying to collect money in the US. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has cleared debt collectors in the … Continue reading

Apple is halving its App Store cut for the 'vast majority' of developers

Apple App Store 15%
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Apple is dropping its commission on App Store transactions from 30% to 15% for smaller developers.

The Grand Tour's next episode has a release date and trailer

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It's called A Massive Hunt, it's coming next month and it takes the presenters to Madagascar.

Microsoft Edge will soon bombard you with notifications, even when it's inactive

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An update to the Microsoft Edge web browser includes a feature that will split the room.

Apple's new M1 MacBook Pro is already $50 off at Amazon

Apple M1 MacBook MBP
78Engadget / 6h
Despite only being on sale for a handful of days, Apple’s new 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM is already enjoying its first price cut. Amazon has slashed $50 off both the 256GB or 512GB Pro models, bringing them down to $1,250 and $1,450 respectively . Buy M1 MacBook Pro 256GB at Amazon - $1,250 (Space Gray) Buy M1 MacBook Pro 512GB at Amazon - $1,450 (Space Gray) Buy M1 MacBook Pro 512GB at

Stay Warm With These 15 Pre-Black Friday Outdoors Deals

68Wired / 6h
Have fun outside this socially-distanced winter with our favorite deals from Patagonia, Solo Stove, and more.

How to With John Wilson Is the Year’s Best Nature Documentary

64Wired / 6h
The new HBO docuseries is an observational marvel, capturing New York and its residents in vulnerable, honest moments. It’s also very funny.

Did a University Use Facial Recognition to ID Students?

84Wired / 6h
University of Miami students accuse the campus police of using the software. Administrators deny it, but they had previously touted the capability.

Oh God, the Worst Passwords of 2020 Are Here and They're Horrifying

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We’re still doing this, huh?

Cerebras CS-1 supercomputer uses the largest chip ever built

SlashGear / 6h
A new supercomputer was built in collaboration with researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that can outperform one of the fastest supercomputers in the United States by more than 200 times. Cerebras showed that its single wafer-scale Cerebras CS-1 can solve a large, sparse, structured system of linear equations of the type used for modeling physical phenomena, such … Cont

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in final clinical trial results analysis

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Drugmaker Pfizer has provided updated analysis around its COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial data, saying that in the final result of its analysis of the 44,000-participant trial, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate proved 95% percent effective. This is a better efficacy rate than Pfizer reported previously, when it announced a 90% effectiveness metric based on preliminary analysis of the Phase 3

Sony Alpha 7C compact full-frame camera with SEL2860 Zoom Lens launched in India

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Sony has announced Alpha 7C compact full-frame camera in India. This is also the world's smallest and lightest full-frame camera.

TalkTalk's Black Friday broadband deals offer £60 vouchers and three months free

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TalkTalk's fibre broadband deals have been given the Black Friday treatment with three months offered for free.

Google Doodle honours Pre-Raphaelite muse Fanny Eaton

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Today's Google Doodle pays tribute to Jamaican-British artist muse Fanny Eaton. During the 1860s, Eaton modelled for a number of notable painters and has been credited with challenging Victorian beauty standards. The timing of this Google Doodle — visible in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Iceland, and Greece — is significant. On this day in 1874, Eaton sat for life classe

Does Apple Track Every Mac App You Run? OCSP Explained

71How-To Geek / 6h
Does your Mac really phone home to Apple each time you launch an app? That’s the allegation flying around after October 12, 2020, when an Apple server became slow and modern Macs took a long time to open apps. We’ll explain what’s going on. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War runs almost twice as fast at 4K with Nvidia’s DLSS

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PC gamers are getting a jaw-dropping performance boost with RTX graphics cards.

Nokia and Elisa set 8Gbps 5G speed record

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Tests of 5G mmWave spectrum achieve new record on commercial network.

Mozilla Firefox will no longer support Adobe Flash Player

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Mozilla announced that future versions of the Firefox browser will be shipped without Flash Player support

PlayStation takes over London's Underground signs with iconic shapes

PlayStation London
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Sometimes marketing stunts make so much sense we can't help but stan. PlayStation has teamed up with Transport for London to temporarily rebrand some of the city's iconic Underground stations with the console's signature shapes, marking the release of the PS5 . Roundel signs marking the Oxford Circus Tube station entrances have been rebranded with the PlayStation controller's button shapes (leavi

Headway raises $26M to help people find therapists, and therapists to accept insurance

84TechCrunch / 6h
Mental health has taken a nosedive for many people this year — spurred by economic and political uncertainty, a Covid-19-fueled public health crisis, and being cooped up, among other things. In the U.S., a startup is today announcing some funding to make it easier for those who need it to find help. Headway , which helps people search for and engage therapists who accept insurance for payments, i

Houseparty adds ‘Fortnite Mode,’ bringing video chat to the popular game

Fortnite Houseparty
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Epic acquired Houseparty way back in June of last year, following an absolutely massive $1.25 billion raise. It was clear why the Fortnite publisher would be interested in the social video app. After all, Fortnite is one of the most social games around. Now, after several months of global quarantining, the deal is finally bearing some fruit. Today Epic announced that the title is getting video ch

Apple to reduce App Store fees for small businesses with under $1 million in revenues

Apple App Store 15%
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Amid increased regulatory scrutiny over how it runs its App Store, Apple today announced it will reduce the App Store commissions for smaller businesses. Under the new guidelines of the “App Store Small Business Program,” as it’s called, developers earning up to $1 million per year will only have to pay a 15% commission on in-app purchases, rather than the standard 30% commission. The new program

The way we train AI is fundamentally flawed

500+MIT Technology Review / 6h
It’s no secret that machine-learning models tuned and tweaked to near-perfect performance in the lab often fail in real settings. This is typically put down to a mismatch between the data the AI was trained and tested on and the data it encounters in the world, a problem known as data shift. For example, an AI trained to spot signs of disease in high-quality medical images will struggle with blur

Cybersecurity steps businesses must urgently adopt

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Businesses must establish best practices around security purchases, policies and procedures, talent recruitment, and partnerships.

Black Friday phone deals: get Mint Mobile free for three months with latest promo

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Mint Mobile's latest Black Friday deal can score you a whole three months of plan usage for free.

Apple is cutting App Store fees in half for the majority of developers

Apple App Store 15%
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Apple has announced that it will cut the amount of commission it charges app developers as part of a new Small Business Program. Developers earning less than $1 million a year will now pay 15 percent on all transactions, half the current rate of 30 percent. Apple says the program, which begins on January 1st 2021, will apply to app sales and in-app purchases, and benefits the “vast majority” of d

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the fastest production car around the Nürburgring

SlashGear / 6h
Mercedes-AMG is in the mood to break speed records. Most recently, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black became the fastest production car to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife, recording a time of 6:43.616 to complete the 12.8-mile track. Additionally, it completed the longer 12.944-mile racetrack at 6:48.047. Driven by German professional racing driver and long-time Mercedes-AMG factory driver Maro Enge

Apple M1 Macs are getting their own version of Google Chrome - but it's already causing issues

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Google says it's working on Chrome bug that is crashing some Apple M1 Macs.

Apple slashes commission fees to developers on its App Store

Apple App Store 15%
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Those who earn less than $1m this year will see their commission charge halved in 2021.

Fortnite now has video chat – here's how to use it

Fortnite Houseparty
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Epic Games has teamed up with Houseparty to bring video chat to Fornite.

Did Qatar Airways Cut Lounge Access For Business Class Award Tickets?

52One Mile at a Time / 7h
Is Qatar Airways really doing the unprecedented, and cutting lounge access and advance seat assignments from all award tickets? Qatar Airways claims yes, while my experience doesn’t match that… yet. Qatar Airways unbundled business class Last week Qatar Airways announced that it would introduce “Business Class Classic,” which is essentially an unbundled business class fare, no longer offering lou

Apple Halves Its App Store Fee for the Smaller Companies

500+NYT > Technology / 7h
App makers bridled at the 30 percent commission, which has drawn scrutiny from regulators looking into antitrust claims.

Endangered species: Gunshot detection technology deployed

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The project uses audio recordings and AI to identify where a gun was fired from.

'Fortnite' now offers Houseparty video calls on PC, PS4 and PS5

Fortnite Houseparty
63Engadget / 7h
Houseparty wants to change the way that people communicate while playing video games. The company, which offers a social video calling service on macOS, iOS, Android and Chrome, is now integrating with Fortnite . That means you can chase down victories while chatting to your friends and, more importantly, seeing their faces on screen. You’ll need to have the Houseparty app installed on an iOS or

The coolest tips and tricks for macOS Big Sur

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Microsoft Defender shows off endpoint detection and response capabilities for Linux

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Plugs a hole in Microsoft's EDR protection portfolio.

Google’s Chimera Painter can create fantastical creatures automatically

SlashGear / 7h
Google has created a new machine learning model that can automatically create renderings from a user supplied creature outline. The trained machine learning model is called Chimera Painter. It’s a machine learning model that can act as a paintbrush for a digital artist to reduce the amount of time required for creating high-quality art without impacting artistic choice. Chimera Painter … Continue

How I got more than $1,300 in value from the Hilton Aspire Card — despite the pandemic

The Points Guy / 7h
I don’t proactively chase elite status, but I am fiercely loyal to one hotel credit card: The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card . I’ve had the card for a few years and while the annual fee is high at $450 (see rates and fees ), it consistently pays for itself several times over. Even during the pandemic , when I’ve rarely left the house, let alone traveled much, I managed to get $1,376 i

Businesses 'battling to get paid' during COVID-19

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Report finds business owners are embracing digital payments during the pandemic in a bid to improve efficiency.

MSI Bravo 15 and 17 gaming laptops powered by AMD – Now available at Telkom mobile

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The MSI Bravo 15/17 ignites the gaming laptop world by combining the most advanced 7nm technology AMD Ryzen™ processor and Radeon™ RX graphics together

A premium watchmaker just made its first smartwatch, running Wear OS

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Citizen has jumped into the world of smartwatches with the CZ Smart, a Wear OS device with a few extra features.

Two schools win SA’s first goIT Challenge

Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

iPhone 12 Pro Max has received the highest screen rating possible from DisplayMate

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max could well have the best screen on any smartphone based on these results.

The Mini Vision Urbanaut concept is all about interior space

Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

GoDaddy launches corporate domain name service

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GoDaddy Corporate Domains promises to deliver a step up for businesses and larger organisations.

Windows 10 dark mode gets fixed – as well as the install bug

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The bug with dark mode isn’t serious, but it is rather annoying – but fortunately not for much longer.

Tourlane adds another $20M at a $242M valuation to help it weather the Covid storm

60TechCrunch / 7h
The tourism and travel industry has been one of the hardest hit by the global Covid-19 health pandemic, and today a promising startup in the space announced some funding to help it weather the storm. Berlin-based Tourlane , which has built a platform that mimics the role of an in-person travel agent to plan and book all aspects of multi-day trips for individuals and small groups, has raised $20 m

DStv updates its online platforms

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

This is how you can save during the upcoming Huawei Mega Live Sale

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Huawei Mega Live Sale is an online event with great deals, bundles and offers up to 90% OFF on Huawei products

Oppo Find X3 confirmed for 2021, and it could have the best screen of any phone

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Oppo has detailed lots of the display tech of its upcoming Find X3 series, and it could be seriously impressive.

Xbox Series X will play best on an OLED TV, says Microsoft

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Microsoft has partnered with LG to promote both the new Xbox Series X console and LG's 2020 OLED TV range.

Early Black Friday AirPods Pro deal sees earbuds plummet to cheapest price

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You can get the Apple AirPods Pro for just $189.99 in this brilliant early Black Friday deal.

Two of the world's best e-bikes get a redesign for city commuters

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The Ribble Hybrid AL e and CGR AL e are now available with step-through frames.

Sorry iPhone 12 owners, Apple’s MagSafe Duo Charger isn’t as powerful as you’d hope

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The MagSafe Duo charges slower than the standard MagSafe Charger, while costing a whole lot more.

These Black Friday deals at Kohl's are going to be tough to beat

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Here are the best Black Friday deals at Kohl's as of Nov. 18: BEST AUDIO DEAL: Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones — save $70 and get $50 in Kohl's Cash BEST SMART HOME DEAL: Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) — save $20 BEST SMARTWATCH DEAL: Fitbit Charge 4 — save $50 and get $20 in Kohl's Cash BEST KITCHEN DEAL: Keurig K-Duo Plus — save $30 and get $30 in Kohl's Cash BEST VACUUM DEAL: iRobot Roomba 677 —

Be a workplace leader with a project management course bundle on sale

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Step up to the plate with the the 2021 Project and Product Manager Essentials Bundle , on sale for $39.99 as of Nov. 18. Being a project manager is no easy feat. After all, project management involves dealing with different types of people, keeping projects completed on time and within budget, and dealing with the pressure that ultimately, you're responsible for the success and failure of

How to nail the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam

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TL;DR: Become a cloud computing expert with the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner All-in-One bundle for $24.99, a 91% savings as of Nov. 18. With companies migrating to AWS in large numbers, the need for cloud computing experts is growing. In other words, mastering AWS could make you a major competitor in the workforce in 2020. And since this AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Bundle is on sale for

This Kickstarter-funded wearable neckband camera is on sale

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TL;DR: Record your adventures with a FITT360 hands-free neckband camera for $489.99, a 18% savings as of Nov. 18. If you want to immortalize how you see the world without the burden of carrying a camera, there's a wearable for that: the FITT360 . This wearable 360-degree camera offers an unobtrusive way to record moments from a first-person point of view. It has three built-in FHD cameras to capt

8 everyday items on sale to make your routines easier

Mashable / 8h
The items you carry every day have likely changed a lot in 2020. Instead of just our wallets, phones, and keys, we're toting around masks, hand sanitizer, maybe even gloves — all in the interest of protecting ourselves and others. From keychains that help you avoid touching buttons to portable UV sanitizing cases for your stuff, these gadgets from KeySmart will help make life easier when you leav

All the best robot vacuum deals to shop on Black Friday

26Mashable / 8h
The best Black Friday deals on robot vacuums you can shop now: OUR TOP PICK: iRobot Roomba s9+ — save $300.99 BEST FOR PET HAIR: iRobot Roomba 675 — save $30.99 BEST FOR VACUUMING AND MOPPING: Shark VacMop Pro — save $130 No matter how long they've been around, robot vacuums are always hot items during holidays and big sales events. So, of course there are some stellar robot vacuum deals for Blac

Big Sky Q HDR update will make movies sparkle in time for Christmas

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At least 40 flicks will be getting a HDR makeover in time so the Christmas break.

Xiaomi Mi 11 leak says it'll have a big camera downgrade but new screen tech

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It seems Xiaomi may have given up on the 108MP camera it's used in several of its smartphones, according to a Mi 11 leak.

Coronavirus: Head of NHS Test and Trace Dido Harding self-isolating

6KBBC News - Technology / 8h
Two NHS bosses - Baroness Harding and medical director Stephen Powis - are told to stay at home.

Pick n Pay mobile network officially launches

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Pick n Pay has officially launched its own Mobile Virtual Network

Firefox 83 will automatically switch you to secure HTTPS sites

200+Engadget / 8h
Mozilla has launched a new security feature with Firefox 83 that can make sure you’re always establishing secure connections to every website that you visit. When the new HTTPS-Only Mode is switched on, the browser will automatically connect to the HTTPS version of a page, even if you manually type HTTP in the address bar or click on a legacy HTTP link from search results. Further, Firefox will a

Capitec launches virtual banking card in South Africa

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Capitec plans to take touch out of the equation with its new banking card

South Africa's best early Black Friday headphone deals

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Here are some of the best early Black Friday deals on offer so you can get the best for your buck

Malaysia-based inventory management platform Food Market Hub raises $4 million from Go-Ventures, SIG

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Food Market Hub co-founders Anthony See and Shayna Teh Many restaurants still rely on spreadsheets to track their inventory of produce, meat and other ingredients. But using manual methods often results in food wastage and higher costs. Malaysia-based Food Market Hub is a cloud-based platform that connects food and beverage (F&B) outlets directly to suppliers, making it easier to communicate and

Is Musk's Starlink coming to India? Looks so

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SpaceX has asked the Indian government to facilitate approvals for the use of satellite technology to further internet access in remote rural areas.

Apple’s M1 chip can apparently outperform some AMD and Nvidia graphics cards

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The latest benchmarking results reveal that the M1 chip can beat the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560 for graphical performance

Oppo Find X3 confirmed to launch in 2021; teases strides in display and imaging

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The Oppo Find X3 series will release next year with support for the full DCI-P3 wide gamut and 10-bit colour depth.

PUBG Mobile India: All IDs and achievements from global version will be retained

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PUBG Mobile developers have apparently confirmed that all the IDs and cosmetics from the global version of the game will be saved.

Payments app True Balance raises $28 million to reach more underbanked users in India

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True Balance, a South Korean startup which runs an eponymous financial services app aimed at tens of millions of users in small cities and towns in India, said on Wednesday it has raised $28 million in a new financing round and expects to turn a profit by next year. SoftBank Ventures Asia, Naver, BonAngels, Daesung Private Equity, and Shinhan Capital financed the five-year-old startup’s Series D

Nigeria’s Autochek raises $3.4M for car sales and service platform

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Nigeria based startup Autochek looks to bring the sales and servicing of cars in Africa online. The newly founded venture has closed a $3.4 million seed-round co-led by TLcom Capital and 4DX ventures toward that aim. The raise comes fresh off of Autochek’s September acquisition of digital car sales marketplace Cheki in Nigeria and Ghana. It also follows the recent departure of Autochek CEO Etop I

Tutor marketplace GoStudent takes its Series A to €13.3M with Left Lane Capital and DN Capital

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Vienna-based e-learning start-up GoStudent has increased the Series A round it raised earlier this year to €13.3 million, adding €5m this week, in a round led by Left Lane Capital and DN Capital. To date it has raised a total of €16m. GoStudent operates a platform connecting students with teachers worldwide for individual and group tutoring sessions. The company offers 6, 12, and 24-month tutorin

Huawei unveils more Black Friday deals for SA

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Huawei is offering a number of epic deals on its tech, giving you ample opportunity to score big and save

Apple's AirPods Pro are just $190 at Woot

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Ever since their introduction in late 2019, Apple’s AirPods Pro have been a hot-ticket item. However, with a $250 sticker price, you can’t really call them affordable. Luckily, the noise-cancelling wireless earbuds have been subject to a mini price war across various online stores, meaning that it’s been possible to regularly pick up a pair for under $200. As Black Friday approaches, however, the

Google Chrome receives its biggest performance update in years

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State of Origin 2020 Game 3: live stream the Origin decider from anywhere

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It’s down to a State of Origin decider, with everything on the line for the NSW Blues and the Queensland Maroons tonight.

Big iPhone, Samsung and SIM only savings among new Tesco Mobile Black Friday deals

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Tesco has just expanded its early Black Friday phone deals, including tempting tariffs on the iPhone 11 and SE.

Google Chrome's latest update promises speed, power optimisation

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Google has announced major performance enhancements to the Google Chrome browser with its latest update.

Panasonic explores a European battery deal with Norway’s largest energy and industrial companies

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Panasonic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lithium ion batteries, has signed a preliminary agreement with the Nordic energy company, Equinor, and engineering and industrial company, Norsk Hydro, to collaborate on building a battery business in Northern Europe . The three companies said that over the coming months they’ll work to assess the market for lithium-ion batteries in Europe an

YouTube's new audio ads were designed for music and podcast fans

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YouTube has launched a new ad format that gives brands a way to use audio as the primary means to communicate their message. In the video-sharing platform’s announcement , it said the new format was designed to target audiences that use the website for “ambient listening.” In other words, if you access YouTube — the main service and not YouTube Music — to listen to music and podcast in the backgr

Fighting loneliness: 'My new friend is 79'

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BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to young people about how they got through it.

Resellee wants to become the Pinduoduo of Southeast Asia

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Launched in the Philippines, social commerce startup Resellee wants to recreate the success of Pinduoduo, one of China’s fastest-growing e-commerce companies, in Southeast Asia. A major part of Resellee’s business is grocery deliveries, including fresh produce, and it has struck partnerships with the government and farmers’ groups to meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The startup announced

Yubo could be the next big social app as it raises $47.5 million

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French startup Yubo is the biggest social media app you’ve never heard of — unless you’re a teen. With a focus on young people under 25, the company has managed to attract 40 million users. A fraction of them hang out every day in live-streaming rooms, meet new people and spend money for more features. That’s right, the company isn’t betting on ads. You can pay to unlock items or subscribe to the

Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin hits three-year high as investors jump in

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The digital currency is close to an all-time record although experts warn about its volatility.

Vincent Reffet: French 'Jetman' dies in training accident

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Vincent Reffet was part of the Jetman Dubai team, and performed airborne stunts around the world.

Can tech really keep our teenagers safe online?

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Smart technology using artificial intelligence is looking to keep youngsters safe online.

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan

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The PM confirms he is bringing the ban forward as he sets out his "green industrial revolution".

Samsung to take chip war to TSMC with $116 billion investment

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Samsung plans to invest $ 116 billion and mass produce 3nm chips by 2022 in a bid to take on the undisputed leader in the business, TSMC.

Apple Silicon M1 Macs become unusable when restoring macOS

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All the news about the astounding performance of Apple’s first M1 Silicon may have gotten people excitedly grabbing the new Macs and MacBooks left and right. As with any new product, even Apple’s, there might be unforeseen teething problems that only appear after some time. Some might be easily fixed with a software update while others might, unfortunately, require waiting … Continue reading