Thursday, November 05, 2020

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Please Remember to Eat a Vegetable

500+Lifehacker / 1h
I think I speak for this entire website, perhaps this entire country, when I say that food is hard this week. My colleague Ashley Reese already made it clear that she was absolutely not cooking for election night, but as a single “night” has turned into days, the idea of whipping up a nice, nutritious meal seems… Read more...

The Best Easter Egg in the Latest Mandalorian Was Right on Target

2KGizmodo / 9h
Who could imagine a simple rocket firing could mean so much? But in the season two premiere of The Mandalorian , director Jon Favreau gave knowing fans a huge smile by arming Cobb Vanth with a rocket jetpack that was deployed in a very specific way. We wrote about this in our episode recap , but wanted to explain a… Read more...

Florida will release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes

100+SlashGear / 11h
Local officials in Florida have announced that they have approved 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes to be released into the environment to reduce local populations of the bloodsucking creatures. The goal of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes is to help reduce the number of mosquitoes carrying diseases like dengue or the Zika virus. Approval to release the bugs came after environm

The Best Air Purifiers, According to Our Readers

28Gizmodo / 6min
As my allergies worsen, and fall begins to reach its peak, my throat has grown increasingly dry—to the point of incessant coughing unless I have the air conditioning on to clear out the air. The only problem is, it’s fucking frigid outside and I’d rather not couple the cold weather with a lower temperature indoors.… Read more...

Apple will require app privacy 'nutrition label' info next month

Engadget / 6min
Back at WWDC 2020 in June , Apple said it would start requiring developers to detail exactly what data they collect on users so that it could populate its app stores with privacy labels that make that information easy to digest. Following an update on iOS 14’s ad anti-tracking feature , we knew developers would have to share those details with the company starting later this year, but now we have

Save $180 on a MSI gaming laptop in Walmart's early Black Friday event

Mashable / 7min
SAVE $180: Black Friday hasn't officially begun just yet, but the deals are already starting to trickle in — as of 7 p.m. EST Nov. 4, you can save $180 on a MSI GF65 gaming laptop in Walmart's early Black Friday event. Black Friday is officially here. Well, kind of. It would be more accurate to say that Black Friday is here for Walmart , because it is kicking off the yearly shopping extravaganza

Save Yourself From Seeing Red, and Get Black Friday Prices Guaranteed in Newegg's Black November Sale

40Lifehacker / 8min
Newegg Black November Sale | Newegg

Facebook removes Stop the Steal group after calls for election violence

SlashGear / 9min
Facebook has deleted a Group called ‘Stop the Steal’ only a day after it was created due to concerning posts indicating support for violence. The group had amassed more than a quarter-million followers, raking in thousands every minute at one point, according to a new report. Facebook has confirmed that it deleted the Group as part of the ‘exceptional measures’ … Continue reading

After Prop 22’s passage, Uber is taking its lobbying effort global

California Uber Lyft
64TechCrunch / 22min
Fresh off of its success on Election Day, Uber is signaling that it will continue to push laws similar to the Proposition 22 measure approved by California voters that will keep gig workers classified as independent contractors. The ride-hailing company’s ambitions for laws that preserve its business model are global. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Thursday during an earnings call with analysts

Dozens of New Emoji Roll Out With iOS 14.2 Today

Gizmodo / 30min
The mustachioed disguise emoji you’ve been yearning for has finally arrived. Read more...

Watch our iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max hands-ons here!

Apple Iphone 12 Mini
50Engadget / 36min
It’s been weeks since Apple first announced the iPhone 12 series , and while we’ve been able to review the 12 and 12 Pro , there’s been precious little to officially share about the tiniest and largest phones of the bunch. Today, though, we got to spend some time with the iPhone 12 Mini and the Pro Max, and you can check out what we thought in the videos below. As a recap, the iPhone 12 Mini is t

Packers vs 49ers live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football anywhere

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 37min
Here's how to get a Packers vs 49ers live stream and watch the NFL online as Thursday Night Football gets Gameweek 9 under way tonight.

Ethereum 2.0 goes live next month - here's why that's a huge deal

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The Ethereum 2.0 ‘genesis event’ will take place on December 1, ushering in a new dawn for the project.

Daily Crunch: DOJ files suit to stop Plaid acquisition

86TechCrunch / 37min
The DOJ challenges Visa’s acquisition of a fintech startup, Apple releases the latest version of iOS and goPuff acquires an iconic alcohol retailer. This is your Daily Crunch for November 5, 2020. The big story: DOJ files suit to stop Plaid acquisition The Department of Justice is challenging Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of financial services startup Plaid. There were reports last month that t

A better look at Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone Mini

100+TechCrunch / 43min
The various iterations of the new iPhone were announced 800 million years ago. Actually, wait, I just double checked — it was only about two or so weeks ago, but it turns out that time has no meaning anymore. Another cursory glance at my calendar tells me that, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were released in late-October, not long after being announced, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone Min

The First Human Composting Company Is Ready to Lay You to Rest in Washington

Gizmodo / 48min
The Evergreen state has become even more, uh, evergreen. Washington passed a law in 2019 allowing people to turn themselves into compost after death. This month, the first officially licensed human composting company opened its doors to help citizens meet their maker in a more environmentally friendly manner. Read more...

This is the cheapest 4K 65-inch large format display and it’s a Black Friday special

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Great as digital signage or a budget monitor.

Uber's delivery business was a saving grace in a tough quarter

Uber 22 California
58Engadget / 54min
It’s fair to say that Uber’s business was challenged in a huge way by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The company reported its Q3 2020 earnings details today , and while the business is still reeling from COVID-19, there are a few spots that show that Uber is slowly rebounding after a very tough Q2. Unsurprisingly, gross revenue from its “mobility” group dropped significantly compared to a year ag

Who Is Guy Fawkes?

100+Lifehacker / 58min
Today, the fifth of November, is Britain’s Guy Fawkes Day—a national holiday that memorializes a revolutionary group’s plot to blow up Parliament and bring down the government. It’s fitting, honestly, that this celebration falls right around Election Day in the U.S., especially this year, since we don’t even seem to… Read more...

PS5 stuck at 667GB? Sony confirms PlayStation 5 won’t have expandable SSD storage at launch

Sony PlayStation 5 SSD
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Just three PS5 launch titles could easily fill up half of your usable storage, until Sony finds consumer SSDs fast enough for the PS5

Meet the Company Aiming to Create the Next Evolution in Collectibles

100+Gizmodo / 1h
Lots of companies make products people collect , but very few of those companies innovate the idea of collecting itself. That’s what a company called Figpin is trying to do. From the outside, it looks pretty simple; it’s a pin company that makes Star Wars , Marvel , DC, anime, all matter of geeky pins. If you are just a… Read more...

X-Chair X-HMT Heat and Massage Therapy Chair Review

SlashGear / 1h
The folks at X-Chair have an office chair – or gaming chair, or sit-wherever chair, if you like – called the X-HMT. The HMT stands for Heat, Massage, Therapy. This chair is more than what I expected when I first read about its release. It’s not just your everyday average super-comfortable long-lasting computer chair. This chair rumbles, heats up, and … Continue reading

WhatsApp’s latest feature scrubs old unwanted messages automatically

WhatsApp Messages Feature
SlashGear / 1h
WhatsApp has announced a big new feature that is already available on a number of other platforms: disappearing messages. With this feature, users can ensure their messages will automatically disappear after a predetermined amount of time. WhatApp’s disappearing messages have a big limitation at this moment compared to platforms like Wickr, but it’s better than nothing. Disappearing messages are

Why Florida residents may soon be seeing jet-powered ‘flying taxis’

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Florida is renowned for its strange news stories. In recent weeks alone, one resident reported an alligator in her garage that turned out to be a pool floatie ; another discovered a python in her washing machine ; and a horse needed to be pulled out of a septic tank by firefighters. Still, don’t dismiss Orlando residents who report seeing flying taxis overhead, because they may just be coming. Li

GitHub’s source code was leaked on GitHub last night… sort of

GitHub Source Code
44Ars Technica / 1h
The source code leak disappeared from GitHub itself very quickly—and didn't stay up on for very long after that. (credit: Jim Salter) Last night, developer and privacy activist Resynth1943 announced that GitHub's source code had been leaked on GitHub itself, in GitHub's own DMCA repository . It's going to take some unpacking to talk about that, but first things first—this isn't as

Friday Only: Book Long Haul Award Flights For Just Two Miles Plus Cash ($46/mile redemptions)

View from the Wing / 1h
Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal is putting cash and points redemptions on sale so that the miles portion of a one way trip is just two miles. This is available for Friday, November 6 long haul bookings only but you can fly next year. Continue reading ...

Jackson, Mississippi, Embraces the Surveillance State

Jackson Mississippi
Gizmodo / 1h
Police in Jackson, Mississippi are reportedly asking resident owners of internet-connected security cameras, like Amazon’s Ring devices, to give them unfettered access to their live video feeds for use in a “Real Time Crime Center.” A Ring spokesperson made it extremely clear that Ring was not consulted, nor does it… Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of November 5, 2020

52Gizmodo / 1h
Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

iOS emoji update includes trans flag, genderfluid weddings

Mashable / 1h
Everything else may be descending into chaos right now, but at least we have new inclusive emoji. The iOS 14.2 update comes with over 100 new emoji, including bubble tea, roller skates, and even an accordion. It also comes with a slew of more gender-inclusive symbols, like male emoji holding babies, the trans flag, and genderfluid wedding emoji. The bride and groom emoji, traditionally represente

Best Buy won't sell next-gen consoles in-store this year

200+Engadget / 1h
Following Sony’s announcement earlier today that the PlayStation 5 will only be available to buy online on launch day , Best Buy and Walmart say they likewise plan to restrict in-store sales of next-gen consoles. At Walmart, the only way you’ll be able to buy the Xbox Series X and Series S on November 10th and PS5 on November 12th is through the retailer’s website. Best Buy, meanwhile, says it wo

The 10 Best Deals of November 5, 2020

52Lifehacker / 1h
Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Huge delivery demand fails to stop Uber’s revenue from shrinking in Q3

Uber 22 California
93TechCrunch / 1h
Despite surging delivery demand, Uber’s third-quarter ultimately failed to meet investor revenue expectations in the third quarter. Uber reported gross bookings of $14.7 billion, in the period, a decline of 10% compared to the year-ago quarter. That level of platform spend generated revenue of $3.1 billion for the company, down 18% from a year-ago result. Analysts had expected the company to repo

These noise-canceling Sony headphones are now under $100 thanks to Best Buy Black Friday deals

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Best Buy Black Friday deals are dropping noise-canceling Sony headphones down to their lowest price yet - just $88.

Microsoft warns Windows 10 update breaks Office updates

Microsoft Windows 10 2004
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Microsoft has admitted that recent Windows 10 updates may prevent users from updating their Office software.

The PlayStation 5’s best storage expansion option won’t be ready at launch

Sony PlayStation 5 SSD
SlashGear / 2h
The PlayStation 5 is nearly here, but those of you thinking of buying an SSD for the console’s expansion slot right away will probably want to hold off. As it turns out, you won’t be able to use that expansion slot from day, which limits your internal storage options to the SSD that ships with the console. While that has … Continue reading

How to Use a Foam Roller Before and After a Workout

40Lifehacker / 2h
Foam rollers aren’t magic, but they can be handy for certain pre- and post-exercise movements. Here are the two main ways to use yours. Read more...

Study warns climate change may fuel higher rates of cancer

SlashGear / 2h
Researchers in California are warning that climate change may bring about more cancer, particularly severe ones like lung cancer. The findings are based on an analysis of almost 60 existing studies, noting that climate change has an impact on public health that is expected to get worse as temperatures rise, wildfires become more common, and air quality decreases. The new … Continue reading

WOW: Marriott Platinum Status With Credit Card Bonus

45One Mile at a Time / 2h
A few weeks ago I wrote about an incredible opportunity to earn Bonvoy Platinum status with a Marriott co-branded credit card . I just wanted to post a reminder of this for anyone who is eligible but hasn’t yet applied, as it really is a phenomenal deal. Amazing Bonvoy credit card bonuses The two co-branded Marriott Amex cards are offering limited time welcome bonuses that are available through J

Bentley is making the shift to an all-electric lineup

Bentley Electric 2030
84TechCrunch / 2h
Bentley Motors, the ultra luxury automaker under VW Group, will only produce plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars starting in 2026 with an aim to drop all combustion engines in the next decade. The company said Thursday its entire lineup will be all-electric by 2030. That plan, known as Beyond 100, is already underway with the British manufacturer confirming that two plug-in hybrid models will co

US Government Seizes $1 Billion in Silk Road Bitcoin

US Bitcoin Silk Road
300+Futurism / 2h
Shady Money A billion dollars worth of bitcoin linked to the long-defunct darknet marketplace Silk Road suddenly moved this week — for the first time since the FBI raided the operation in April 2013. Now we know why. The US Treasury seized the bitcoins, Wired reports , with the Department of Justice filing a civil forfeiture complaint claiming the bitcoins were stolen by a mysterious hacker named

Apple patches iOS against 3 actively exploited 0-days found by Google

84Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Apple has patched iOS against three zero-day vulnerabilities that attackers were actively exploiting in the wild. The attacks were discovered by Google’s Project Zero vulnerability research group, which over the past few weeks has detected four other zero-day exploits—three against Chrome and a third against Windows. The security flaws affect iPhone 6s and later, s

Now Your Roomba May Be Out to Get You

32Lifehacker / 2h
If this week (or year, really) has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t have nice things: A functioning democracy, the ability to hug someone you don’t live with...even onions . And now, it has come for our beloved vacuum robots—yes, the Roomba. When you think about it, they’ve always seemed a little too good to be… Read more...

Stop Trying to Exercise Your Indulgences Away

46Lifehacker / 2h
Whether it’s Halloween candy, election week stress eating, or that upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, we need to talk about how to react when we suddenly eat more food than normal. You don’t need to immediately burn off those calories with exercise, or somehow prove to yourself that you’ve “earned” them. Just enjoy the… Read more...

The clear winner of the 2020 election: Drugs

Oregon US Drugs 2020
55Mashable / 2h
The U.S. remains a deeply divided nation in 2020, and likely for many years to come. The presidential election and hundreds of down-ballot races were far closer than most pundits and pollsters predicted. But in all this deadlocked division and confusion, there's one area of clear consensus: drug policy. In deep red states like South Dakota, purple states like Arizona, and blue states like Oregon

Scientists Found a Way to Make Infrared Light Visible to Humans

1KFuturism / 2h
Color Vision A team of engineers built a system that lets people to see colors in the infrared spectrum — as long as they’re looking through a camera lens. We can see light with wavelengths within the visible spectrum, a fairly narrow band of colors that falls between ultraviolet and infrared light. But researchers from Tel Aviv University built a system that, mounted on a camera, make the colors

Vimeo raises $150M, while IAC is ‘contemplating’ a spin-off

Vimeo Raises $150M IAC
84TechCrunch / 2h
Vimeo has raised $150 million in new equity funding, announced in conjunction with the third quarter earnings of its parent company IAC. In a letter to shareholders , IAC CEO Joey Levin said the company has “begun contemplating spinning Vimeo off to our shareholders.” “Given Vimeo’s success, and investor adulation for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) category generally, we expect Vimeo’s access t

How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Google Meet

36Lifehacker / 2h
One of Zoom’s best features is finally available in Google Meet: Virtual backgrounds. For now, you’ll only get it if you’re using Google Meet via a desktop browser (sorry, app users), and it’s coming online via a rollout, so you might not even able able to access it yet. The novelty of the feature is too great to let… Read more...

The Best Air Purifiers, According to Our Readers

28Lifehacker / 2h
As my allergies worsen, and fall begins to reach its peak, my throat has grown increasingly dry—to the point of incessant coughing unless I have the air conditioning on to clear out the air. The only problem is, it’s fucking frigid outside and I’d rather not couple the cold weather with a lower temperature indoors.… Read more...

Qualcomm could soon make an emphatic return to datacenters

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Qualcomm CEO revealed the company is once again looking into the datacenter market during a recent earnings call.

Your elderly cat’s tooth disease may soon be treatable

SlashGear / 2h
If your old cat is on the path to tooth resorption (TR), the only viable cure is tooth extraction. If your cat shows signs of TR, your cat’s veterinary specialist will almost certainly recommend that they remove the affected teeth before TR goes too far. A study published this week worked with a set of feline teeth, sequencing extracted RNA … Continue reading

Norway’s Supreme Court Will Hear an Arctic Drilling Case With Global Implications

Gizmodo / 2h
Norwegian climate activists are taking their government to court over Arctic drilling. The case’s fate could have implications for climate litigation around the world. Read more...

Fortnite is actually a SaaS company

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week from us here in the United States, where the election is still being tabulated and precisely zero people are stressed at all. But, no matter what, the wheels of Equity spin on and so Danny and Natasha and Alex and Chris got together onc

These Nootropics May Give Your Brain the Boost It Needs To Function at Max Capacity

Futurism / 2h
These days, a lot of us are feeling a little more rundown than usual, and for good reason. Life can be stressful and exhausting under normal circumstances. But with everything going on in the world right now, it can be especially difficult to stay focused, alert, and motivated. And that makes it really hard to accomplish your goals, or even just get through the day. However, the good news is that

US illegal immigration detention center operator hit by ransomware attack

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GEO Group, a private operator of secure facilities, said it suffered a ransomware attack that exposed inmate and employee data.

To make batteries a better investment, let them do more

52Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Grant Hutchinson / Flickr ) For a home or business, the economics of installing battery storage are often challenging. While falling costs are gradually improving one end of the equation, a new study led by Stefan Englberger at the Technical University of Munich highlights the other side of the balance—optimizing the financial benefits. Batteries are typically installed for one s

Proctorio used DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets

100+TechCrunch / 2h
A series of tweets by one Miami University student that were critical of a proctoring software company have been hidden by Twitter after the company filed a copyright takedown notice. Erik Johnson, a student who works as a security researcher on the side, posted a lengthy tweet thread in early September about Proctorio, an Arizona-based software company that several U.S. schools — including his o

SpaceX seeks to fly unproven rocket, put engine issue to rest

56Ars Technica / 3h
An unproven Falcon 9 rocket stands on a Florida launch pad Thursday afternoon. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann for Ars ] SpaceX has not launched a brand-new rocket since June, when it boosted a GPS III satellite for the US Space Force on a Falcon 9 rocket. Since that time the company has launched several commercial missions and its own Starlink satellites on a variety of previously flown rockets, and th

Ransomware Hackers Just Hit Capcom's Corporate Networks

Capcom Ragnar Locker
28Gizmodo / 3h
Japanese game developer Capcom—creator of classic worldwide hits like Street Fighter , and Resident Evil —has been hit with a ransomware attack to its internal networks, compromising a mass of corporate intel on the company’s internal operations. Read more...

Samsung’s next phone may have stellar battery life with a 7,000mAh battery

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A new leak suggests the Samsung M12 could pack a 7,000mAh battery and be out before the end of 2020.

Thai Airways latest to retire its Boeing 747s, seeks to sell fleet plus 24 other jets

The Points Guy / 3h
Thai Airways wants to sell all of its Boeing 747s and many of its 777s as it moves forward with a court-approved restructuring plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Bangkok-based carrier is selling all 10 of its 747-400s, with statements of interest due by Nov. 13. Thai Airways also plans to sell 12 of its 32 777s plus one Airbus A300, nine Airbus A340s and two Boeing 737-400s. The A300, A340s

Netflix files copyright claims against tweets criticizing movie, trailer

40Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Netflix's Los Angeles office looms above a hapless palm tree. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images ) Netflix is apparently fighting controversy about a film on its platform by issuing copyright takedown requests against tweets that include negative commentary about the movie, according to a new report. TorrentFreak reported today that Netflix has sent dozens of takedown

Contact Lens-Removing Robot Requires More Faith in Technology Than I'll Ever Have

59Gizmodo / 3h
Contact lenses offer a more comfortable alternative to wearing glasses for those with vision issues, but that’s assuming you can handle/endure the process of putting them in and taking them out. A Florida man has invented a robot that can insert and remove contact lenses for someone who can’t, although seeing it in… Read more...

What If That New Mandalorian Character Isn’t Who You Think?

20Gizmodo / 3h
The premiere of The Mandalorian ’s second season brought with it a lot of familiarities—the return of our heroes , locales we know well, and some very famous armor . But in its final moment, it teased something major coming to Din Djarin’s quest to find the remnants of his people . there any chance it actually… Read more...

'Individual X' stole $1 billion in crypto from Silk Road. U.S. officials just seized it.

US Bitcoin Silk Road
45Mashable / 3h
The U.S. government is trying to seize what "Individual X" had already stolen. Specifically, that would be a gargantuan amount of cryptocurrency. In a surprise reveal to a mystery that's bedeviled the cryptocurrency community for years , the Department of Justice announced today that it has seized just over a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency and is seeking to claim it as its own. What's mo

How to Add a Shazam Button to Your iPhone Control Center

How-To Geek / 3h
Apple acquired Shazam, a service that listens to and identities music playing around you, in 2018. Although it’s still a standalone app, Apple has integrated its music recognition feature into the iPhone and iPad. Here’s how to add a Shazam button to your device’s Control Center. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

DJI's Mini 2 Drone Costs $450, Shoots 4K Video, and Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

38How-To Geek / 3h
Last year’s DJI Mavic Mini dominated the market for small affordable drones, but lacked the high range and 4K video of its competition. Now, the newly-announced DJI Mini 2 improves on every aspect of the Mavic Mini and costs just $50 more at $450. The DJI Mini 2 is on sale today, just in time for Christmas. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Be More Productive With the New Razer Book 13 Laptop

Razer Book 13 Intel
How-To Geek / 3h
While Razer has typically been known for its gaming computers, the company has announced the Book 13, a laptop catered towards productivity and business customers. You’ll be able to purchase it sometime in November, with a starting price of $1,199.99. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SEGA Sold Its Arcade Business Thanks to the Global Pandemic

SEGA Arcade Business
77How-To Geek / 3h
When you see the name SEGA, you might think of Sonic the Hedgehog or the Dreamcast console, but that’s not all the company does. SEGA has a long history in the arcade realm, making arcade machines like OutRun and running arcade emporiums. That latter example is coming to an end, though, as SEGA sold its arcade businesses thanks to significant revenue losses. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 Will Swerve into Action on November 15

30How-To Geek / 3h
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! LEGO will be releasing its highly-detailed rendition of the Ghostbusters ECTO-1 on November 15. This model of the famous Cadillac-Miller-Meteor ambulance is based on the Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie version. Though the movie doesn’t come out until March 2021, this LEGO set will help you zap ’em and trap ’em in just a few days. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Air Pollution Makes Covid-19 Even More Deadly

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Even small increases in exposure to air pollution makes people more vulnerable to covid-19, according to a new study published in Science Advances. Read more...

Feds Seize $1 Billion in Stolen Silk Road Bitcoins

US Bitcoin Silk Road
500+Wired / 3h
A hacker identified only as Individual X had been sitting on a cryptocurrency goldmine for seven years before the IRS came knocking.

Razer Book 13 ultraportable laptop isn’t what we expected

Razer Book 13 Intel
SlashGear / 3h
Razer is back with its new Razer Book 13, an ultraportable productivity laptop featuring 11th-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics. The company, which is best known for its gaming laptops, promises consumers features ‘not yet realized in a work laptop’ and configuration options for those who engage in heavy multitasking, among other things. The new Razer Book … Continue rea

Apple’s AirPods are on sale for a new low price of $99 today

24Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by another noteworthy early Black Friday deal, as Apple's AirPods are currently down of $99 at various retailers. This is the first time we've seen Apple's mega-popular wireless earbuds drop below $100 since this second-gen model launched in early 2019. The deal is $60 off Apple's MSRP and about $30 off the typical street price we've

Spirit Airlines snags more Orange County slots, adds another new route

The Points Guy / 3h
Spirit Airlines is making a bigger play for Southern California. The discount airline landed more slots at region’s popular Orange County airport as the coronavirus pandemic opens some of the country’s previously restricted airports to new competition . Spirit will begin new daily service between John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County and Phoenix (PHX) on Jan. 6, the South Florida-based carrie

Do You Really Need to Preorder the iPhone 12 Mini or Pro Max?

52Lifehacker / 3h
Get the coffee on standby, preorders for Apple’s final two iPhone 12 models kick off Friday morning at 5 a.m. PT. Even though the iPhones on sale are the extremes of Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup—the as-chonky-as-it-is-expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max and the svelte iPhone 12 Mini—I expect at least one of them to sell well… Read more...

If the Apple Silicon MacBook looks like this, I need it

Apple Silicon MacBook
SlashGear / 3h
The MacBook Pro you see in this article is like a dream come true. The work is a set of concept illustrations made into 3D rendered goodness by the folks at Zone of Tech. In this device is a true meeting of worlds, with industrial design elements from the recent past of both the MacBook and the iPad Pro, including … Continue reading

PSA: Don't Expect to Camp Outside Best Buy for Your PS5 on Launch Day

PlayStation 5 Sony
42Gizmodo / 3h
Sony announced today ahead of the launch of its next-generation PS5 console next week that units will not actually be available for purchase in-store on day one, which will be either Nov. 12 or Nov. 19, depending on your region. That means if you were hoping to brave cooling temperatures—and a global pandemic, at… Read more...

Revolution Cooking’s R180 Smart Toaster delivers smarter, faster toasting — for a price

200+TechCrunch / 3h
A lot of the past decade in smart home gadgets has been figuring out just how smart we actually want our appliances to be. In a lot of cases when it comes to cooking, the old ways are best, and smart features tend to just complicate things. The new Revolution Cooking R180 High-Speed Smart Toaster ($299.95) strikes the right balance, delivering genuinely useful tech-enabled goodies, without any of

Every Bentley will be totally electric by 2030

57Mashable / 3h
Ultra luxury car brand Bentley plans to go 100 percent electric. By 2030, the century-old British motor company will only produce batter-powered cars, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark said Thursday. What's more, by 2026 all Bentley vehicles will be either plug-in hybrids or battery-powered. "We will not be building engines in less than a decade," Hallmark said at the livestreamed event at Bentley's En

'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' hits EA Play on November 10th

Star Wars EA Play
87Engadget / 3h
Game Pass Ultimate members will have another big title to check out on their Xbox at no extra cost when EA Play becomes a perk on that service next Tuesday . Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be available to EA Play subscribers on that date too. November 10th is also when Microsoft will release Xbox Series X and Series S (you can check out Engadget's reviews of both consoles now). If you were luc

Fight At The Las Vegas Airport!

88View from the Wing / 3h
A fight broke out at the Las Vegas airport on Wednesday. They're near slot machines, and not a gate, so it doesn't appear to be passengers losing it over their flight. And there's no reason to suspect it's election-related. What's amazing is that there are actually two fights and they're happening simultaneously beside each other. First you see a passenger in green going 'fists of fury' on a pass

Best Buy Black Friday deals are back: see our top picks from the 'Wish List Sale'

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Best Buy Black Friday deals are back thanks to its 'Wish List Sale' which includes TVs, laptops, Fire tablets, headphones, and more.

iOS 14.2 is here with new emoji and wallpapers, long list of bug fixes

Apple 14.2 iPhone HomePod
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Enlarge / The iPhone 12, which runs iOS 14, and now (should you choose to update) iOS 14.2. (credit: Samuel Axon) Today, Apple began rolling out iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and watchOS 7.1 for supported devices. The last update to iOS and iPadOS was iOS 14.1 on October 22. The new versions of iOS and iPadOS add 100 new emoji, which include "animals, food, faces, household objects, musical i

Rocket Lab will try to recover the booster of its Electron rocket for the first time on its next launch

Rocket Lab Electron
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Rocket Lab is set to complete a crucial test for its rocket reusability program during its next mission, which is currently set to take place sometime in mid-November, with a launch widow that opens on November 16. This is a bit of a surprise, because the launch company said that it would be doing this on its 17th flight, and the next launch is actually its 16th, but the company had a succinct an

How to tell commercial aircraft apart

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With so many types of aircraft plying the air and taxiing on the ground, only the most avid AvGeek can immediately call out what type of plane they see. Sure, most people know the difference between an Airbus A380 (a huge double decker) or a Boeing 747 (the iconic hump), but what about spotting a Boeing 737 versus an Airbus A320, or a Boeing 757 versus a Boeing 767—or for that matter the A330? Fo

Amazon Will Let Police Livestream Your Ring Doorbell Camera

Jackson Mississippi
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Going Live A new pilot program in Jackson, Mississippi, could give police real-time access to participating Amazon Ring user’s doorbell cameras. The city plans to use Ring footage, shared like a livestream with law enforcement, as part of its Real Time Crime Center, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba told WLBT . It’s the latest step as Ring home security cameras become a policing tool — and has b

Do You 'Pay' Your Kids for Chores and Good Grades?

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I remember report card time as full of both pride and frustration when I was a kid. Pride at the usual mix of As and Bs I’d earned, followed quickly by annoyance at the knowledge that a slew of my classmates were about to get actual cash from their parents for grades that often were—I’m just gonna say it—not even as… Read more...

EA details next-gen updates for 'Star Wars Squadrons,' 'FIFA 21' and more

Microsoft Xbox Series
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With both Microsoft and Sony mere weeks away from the release of their respective next-gen consoles, EA has detailed how its most popular current-generation titles will play on the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 (via The Verge ). Depending on the title, you can mostly expect better loading times and more consistent framerates, either through backward compatibility or a free next-gen upgrade. A

Inside fintech startup Upstart’s IPO filing

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While the world awaits the Airbnb IPO filing that could come as early as next week, Upstart dropped its own S-1 filing . The fintech startup facilitates loans between consumers and partner banks, an operation that attracted around $144 million in capital prior to its IPO. First Round Capital, Khosla Ventures, Third Point Ventures, Rakuten and The Progressive Corporation led rounds in the startup,

Ushur raises $25M for its no-code platform to build customer communication flows

Ushur Closes $25M Series
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No-code is the name of the game in enterprise software , and today a startup called Ushur that has built a platform for any business to create its own AI-based customer communication flows with no coding required is announcing some funding to help fuel its growth. The startup has picked up $25 million in a Series B round of funding led by Third Point Ventures (the fund founded and led by activist

Implementing a data-driven approach to guarantee fair, equitable and transparent employee pay

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Angela Loeffler Contributor Angela Loeffler is Head of People at Plastiq and is a recent recipient of the Financial Technology Report’s 2020 Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology. Your pay is important. It’s usually something most people don’t understand — why are we paid what we’re paid? Ultimately, this lack of clarity can lead to confusion and negative feelings that affect our productiv

If you fidget at your desk, this hypnotic spinner could be your workday solution — Future Blink

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A spinning desk toy , called the Phantom, makes fidget spinners look like a thing of the past. The middle part of the spinner disappears once moving, thus turning it into a hypnotic optical illusion. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Fidget Spinner , Fidget Toys , Fidgeting , and Desk Toys

What Happens to My Unused Vacation Days?

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The glut of unused vacation days continues to pile up as 70% of Americans have no plans to take extended vacations for the rest of the year, according to a Linkedin survey . But what happens if you don’t use them? Read more...

Nintendo Switch just beat an incredible NES milestone

Nintendo Switch Year
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Today was a big day for Nintendo, as the company announced its latest quarterly results. That report gave us updates on game sales as we barrel toward the next generation, but it also showed us the state of Switch sales around the world. As it turns out, the Switch is doing pretty well for itself as the PlayStation 5 and … Continue reading

You can get a 512GB SSD for just $45 with this early Black Friday deal

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This Team Group Vulcan SSD is a steal at Newegg right now

Delivery startup goPuff acquires BevMo for $350M

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GoPuff is making a big acquisition less than a month after it announced a $380 million round that valued the Philadelphia-headquartered delivery startup at $3.9 billion. Bloomberg’s Katie Roof reported today that goPuff was in talks to buy alcoholic beverage chain BevMo, and goPuff just put out a press release confirming that it has reached an acquisition agreement for a price of $350 million. As

Emirates Doesn’t Have Many A380 Pilots Left

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it seems increasingly likely that Emirates won’t be flying a majority of its A380s for quite a while. That has been reaffirmed this week — first the airline terminated over half of its A380 pilots, and now it put even more A380 pilots on unpaid leave, with the possibility of termination at the end of 12 months. Emirates is gradually resuming operations Emira

Google Meet has made joining secure meetings much less of a nuisance

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Google is made it much easier to get video calls started in Meet by allowing meeting organizers to admit all participants at once.

Samsung built a bigger, $3,000 version of the Galaxy Fold 2 for China

Samsung Galaxy W21 China
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The Galaxy W21. It looks like a Fold 2 except... [credit: Samsung ] Samsung's "Galaxy W" line of phones is really something. The company has been making this line of flagship smartphones targeted specifically at wealthy Chinese consumers for a while now, complete with sky-high prices. In the past, there have been phones like Samsung Galaxy W2019 , a crazy dual-screen flip phone (with a number key

Rocket Lab is about to attempt a first-stage recovery

Rocket Lab Electron
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Enlarge / An Electron rocket stands on the launch pad in New Zealand, ready to go. (credit: Rocket Lab) Rocket Lab said Thursday it will attempt to recover the first stage of its Electron rocket for the first time with its next mission, scheduled for liftoff in mid-November. This step follows a series of tests during which Rocket Lab has been building toward a full stage recovery. During these ea

Learn how to trade on Wall Street and crypto markets for $30

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The only people who could actively trade in the stock market, before the internet, were individuals who worked for large financial institutions, trading houses and brokerages. However, the advent of the world wide web led to the creation of online trading houses and made it possible for any person with a WiFi connection and a laptop to enter the game. Alongside day trading, the practice of purcha

Oregon Is Decriminalizing Drugs Including Heroin and Meth

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Oregon just became the first state in the country to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of hard drugs including heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Measure 110, which will go into effect on February 1, passed by a wide margin earlier this week. The measure officially reclassifies the possession of drugs as a civil violation, making it more similar to a speeding ticket than a criminal

The $900 tCentric Hybrid chair is a solid Aeron alternative

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Let’s get this out of the way: The Aeron is better. But not much, and that’s the story here. The tCentric Hybrid starts at $900 and offers serious comfort and support for the tireless worker. There are endless adjustment levers, knobs and options. The chair is available for ordering with a bevy of accessories and add-ons. The one I’m sitting in has the optional headrest, which I’ve found comforti

New American Airlines Wheelchair Policy Strands Passengers Relying on Mobility Devices

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A change to the wheelchair policy at American Airlines has quietly flown under the radar for months. The revised guidelines put weight restrictions on electric wheelchairs for certain flights that were previously capable of transporting the same mobility devices. The move appears to be a cost-cutting measure that… Read more...

The volcano method for understanding the fintech revolution

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The Department of Justice moved to block the long-impending Visa-Plaid deal today. The transaction was announced in early 2020, making the decision by the government to try and scuttle its consummation in November a large irritation to both parties. The pair spent nearly the entire year operating in the gray area between having struck a deal and being granted its approval, and may now have endure

We're the Editors of 'Joy of Cooking' and This Is How We Eat

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Joy of Cooking is an instantly recognizable, iconic cookbook. There are plenty of different editions of it to choose from, and most of us grew up seeing at least one edition of them in our mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen. If you own the latest, its editors, John Becker and Megan Scott, are the people you should be… Read more...

Autonomous drone startup Skydio taps Tesla, Samsara veterans in enterprise push

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Autonomous drone company Skydio has hired three executives in product and engineering following its recent $100 million Series C funding round as part of the company’s strategy to expand beyond consumer applications and into the enterprise and public sector markets. The hires include Roy Goldman, who was the director of software development at Tesla for five years and most recently held a similar

The iPhone 12 Pro Is More Popular Than Expected and Causing Chip Shortages

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If you’re thinking of buying an iPhone 12 Pro, you might have to wait a bit longer than expected to receive it. It appears that Apple is currently facing a shortage of power management chips that are vital to supporting new camera features and 5G, Bloomberg reports. Read more...

Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emojis and an accessibility feature that locates people with lidar

Apple 14.2 iPhone HomePod
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Apple has released iOS 14.2 today. It includes multiple new features as well as some important bug fixes and security updates. Among other things, this release introduces over 100 new emojis . You’ll find a transgender flag, a smiling face with tear, pinched fingers, two people hugging, some insects and animals, a disguised face and more. When it comes to new variations, there will be a Mx Claus,

Bitcoin: $1bn seized from Silk Road account by US government

US Bitcoin Silk Road
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The US Department of Justice confirms it has seized about 70,000 bitcoins.

Save Yourself From Seeing Red, and Get Black Friday Prices Guaranteed in Newegg's Black November Sale

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Newegg Black November Sale | Newegg

The iPhone XR has fallen in price but iPhone 11 deals are the better value choice

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
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iPhone XR deals have fallen sharply in price, but upgrading to the iPhone 11 isn't all that much right now.

Amazon launches its first Amazon Air regional hub in Europe

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Amazon has officially started operations at its first European Amazon Air hub, based out of the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany. The new facility spans 20,000 square meters (65,600 square feet) and will host two Amazon-branded Boeing 737-800 aircraft, brining the company’s total operational air fleet to over 70 aircraft. The retail giants says that the new hub will generate more than 200 jobs lo

iOS 14.2 is out with more inclusive emoji and Shazam controls

Apple Ios 14.2 iPhone
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Apple’s iOS 14.2 update has dropped. The update, which is rolling out now to iPhones and iPads, brings Shazam into the Control Center, new AirPlay 2 controls, expanded intercom support for HomePod and more than 100 new emoji characters. Among the new emoji are several new animals (black cat, seal, buffalo), foods items (bubble tea, olive), and a number of new gender-inclusive versions of existing

Google Stadia now lets you share games with family members

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Stadia players can share games with other members of their Google family group starting today . If you bought a game or claimed it through Stadia Pro, other members of the group can play it on their own Stadia account. You can switch on sharing through the Family settings menu. There’s an option to automatically share every game from your Stadia account, or you pick and choose which ones other me

Why renting a car may now be the hardest part of your journey

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In the hierarchy of necessary tasks to plan and book a trip, securing the rental car isn’t usually the top action item. But this year, like with so many other things, the tables have turned — dramatically. In fact, myriad factors have led to a world in which securing a rental car may, in fact, be the toughest (or most expensive) part of your journey. Here’s what is going on and how to increase th

Apple iOS 14.2 released and it’s huge – Here’s what your iPhone gets

Apple Ios 14.2 iPhone
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Apple has released iOS 14.2, and it’s a big update – both in size and features – for iPhone and iPad users. Clocking in at a hefty 1.1 GB (meaning you probably should find WiFi to download it, unless you have a particularly generous data cap and some 5G to call upon), iOS 14.2 includes more than 100 new emoji … Continue reading

Mixtape podcast: Wellness in the time of the struggle

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We’re back with another episode of Mixtape. This week Marah Lidey, co-founder and co-CEO of Shine , joins us to discuss mental health, venture capital, portfolio diversity and connecting with other founders trying to make it all work. It’s easy to look at 2020 and identify perfectly valid reasons to pursue mental health. But that’s not the right way to think about it. Mental health just is. It’s

Perfect gaming bundles that will bring some Christmas cheer

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Buy the perfect one-box solution for a new gamer this Christmas.

This gesture control tech lets you control robots by pointing — Future Blink

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Gesture control technology from Pison allows for certain robots to be controlled with a wave of the hand. Read more... More about Robots , Mashable Video , Gesture Control , Gesture Interpretation Software , and Future Blink

Nico Santos from 'Superstore' plays 'Sorry, Bye'

Media Assembled Americans
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Nico Santos , the star of Superstore and Crazy Rich Asians plays our new game, "Sorry, Bye," where he's tasked with picking one item out of a grouping of four to get rid of forever. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Nbc , Bill Murray , The Office , and Superstore

The feds just seized Silk Road’s $1 billion stash of bitcoin

US Bitcoin Silk Road
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(credit: BTC Keychain / Flickr ) On Wednesday, Ars reported that someone had transferred close to $1 billion in bitcoin out of a wallet likely associated with the Silk Road crime bazaar. Now we know who that mystery party is: the US Department of Justice, which in 2013 shut down Silk Road and went on to put its founder, Ross Ulbricht, behind bars for life. “The successful prosecution of Silk Road

The Touryst is the dark horse of the Xbox Series X launch games lineup

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You may not have heard of The Touryst, but it's an Xbox Series X launch title you'll want to pick up.

NASA wants new and innovative storytelling tech to document its Artemis moon missions

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NASA has issued a new request for proposals from partners that would be able to help it supplement its own storytelling in new and innovative ways, including potentially through use of robotic camera systems, high-resolution and 360-degree video capture, immersive VR content and more. The agency has noted that it’s looking for responses form a vast range of potential partners, including broadcast

Reposite streamlines the most tedious tasks for travel agents

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Meet Reposite , a software-as-a-service startup that wants to help travel agents of all kinds deal with their daily tasks. While the travel agency industry is huge, most people who work in this industry still don’t have a good system in place to deal with information, orders and communication. Reposite wants to be a one-stop shop for tour operators, event planners and more. The platform lets you

Extra Crunch Live: Join Greylock’s Asheem Chandna today at 3pm EST / 12pm PST on the future of enterprise and cybersecurity investing

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Yes, there is an election, but that’s getting pretty boring at this point. What’s far more interesting is the future of enterprise and cybersecurity startups, markets where companies are dumping billions of dollars in the wake of the largest change in office work in decades. Old notions are being discarded, new ideas are in — and all that portends huge potential opportunities for ambitious founde

Study shows cities with ride-hailing services report lower rates of sexual assault

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Dr. Min-Seok Pang Contributor Dr. Min-Seok Pang is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Milton F. Stauffer Research Fellow at Temple University's Fox School of Business. Dr. Jiyong Park Contributor Dr. Jiyong Park is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Since Uber’s launch i

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Trailer Is a Force for Festive Joy

Lego Star Wars SWHS
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Rey must face the ghosts of Star Wars past, to save Life Day for the galaxy’s future! We’re in love, and not just because Poe Dameron’s in a Christmas sweater . Read more...

Walmart has a bunch of Chromebooks on sale for under $350

Walmart Black Friday
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SAVE UP TO 33%: Walmart is running a pre-Black Friday sale on Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo Chromebooks — here are the absolute best deals: OUR TOP PICK: Lenovo Chromebook S330 — save $100 BEST FOR REMOTE WORK: Acer Chromebook 715 — save $150 BEST BUDGET PICK: Samsung Chromebook 4 — save $30 Having gone mainstream this fall amid a global pandemic that's redefined both offices and classrooms, Chromebo

HP's Black Friday ad is full of laptops with nice specs for super cheap

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Anyone on the prowl for a cheap laptop or desktop should take a flip through HP's Black Friday 2020 ad. The computer royalty that is HP has a pretty clear niche carved out when compared to the Black Friday offerings from Best Buy , Dell , and Lenovo . We're seeing Intel Core i5 and AMD processors paired with storage like 512GB and 1TB for far under $1,000 — splurge combos that usually come with a

Save a bundle with a Nespresso and coffee pod combo on sale for $99.99

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Save $93: Get a Nespresso Vertuo coffee and espresso machine with a 30-pack of coffee pods for $99.99 at Amazon through the end of Nov. 5. Coffee is one of our most precious commodities in 2020. It powers us through whatever the next day brings, which is why you need a reliable coffee maker that can keep up. But if you want both coffee and a treat, then consider upgrading to a Nespresso machine t

6 Extremely Unfortunate Things You Can Be Allergic To

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Everyone knows you can be allergic to things like peanuts, bees, and cats. For people with such allergies, they can often get through life in relative safety by simply avoiding their triggers. But some unfortunate folks have rare allergies to things that are nearly impossible to avoid, like water and sunlight. Here… Read more...

Someone Just Moved $1 Billion in Bitcoin From a Busted Darknet Market

Silk Road Bitcoin Years
1KFuturism / 5h
Big Transfer For the first time in seven years, an anonymous bitcoin wallet holder just transferred $1 billion worth of the digital currency from accounts linked to the seminal but defunct darknet marketplace Silk Road, The Guardian reports . That’s about 70,000 bitcoins, which had mostly been left untouched since April 2013, when an FBI raid shut down the online marketplace . Public records — al

Redeem Citi ThankYou Points For Gift Cards: An Interesting Opportunity

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A couple of months ago I wrote about an interesting opportunity to transfer credit card rewards to Sears’ loyalty program in a way that actually makes sense. Yes, I now it sounds totally outlandish to want to transfer your travel rewards points to Sears’ loyalty program, but there’s potentially merit to it. Well, the value proposition of this has just gotten even better, so let’s take a look at t

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is about to go HAM

Lego Star Wars SWHS
SlashGear / 5h
A LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special trailer was released today courtesy of Disney+. The new Holiday Special will focus on the silly and goofy elements summoned by the LEGO Star Wars universe, a universe that sort of lives adjacent to the normal Star Wars universe. Given the notorious history of the original Star Wars Holiday Special, and the appearance of … Continue reading

Amazon gaming monitor deals: beat the Black Friday rush

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With all these upgrades available for PC, you'll want a snazzy new monitor to compliment all that new power.

The easiest curbside pickup options this holiday season

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Curbside pickup has been an option at some stores for several years, but now it's becoming the norm. So, which stores are the easiest to pick up from, and how does it all work? Read more... More about Mashable Video , Black Friday , Holiday Shopping , Black Friday Shopping , and Curbside Pickup

Fortnite iPhone workaround may bypass Apple thanks to NVIDIA

Fortnite Nvidia GeForce
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For months now, Fortnite has been missing from iOS devices as a legal dispute between Apple and Epic Games slowly plays out. At this point, it’s safe to say that Fortnite won’t be returning to the iOS App Store anytime soon, but we could still see Fortnite return to Apple devices through other means. One of those methods could potentially … Continue reading

Razer Is Trying to Break Out of Gaming with the Razer Book 13

Razer Book 13 Intel
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Over the past couple of years, Razer has been gradually expanding its portfolio outside of gaming with products like the Razer Blade Studio and its Pro Click peripherals. But now Razer looks like it’s finally getting serious about general productivity with the Razer Book 13. Read more...

You can soon buy a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with 256 GB of storage

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You’ll soon be able to get your hands on a Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) with much more room for your apps, photos and videos. Starting on November 6th, Samsung will offer a Cloud Navy version of the smartphone with 256 GB of storage. That variant will start at $770. The Galaxy S20 FE has many of the same features as its higher-end siblings , albeit with some key differences. It has a plastic body

The best Nintendo Switch games so far may make for some simple gifts

Nintendo Switch Year
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The latest list of best selling games for Nintendo Switch since launch was released this November 2020 Nintendo official. Per the company’s reckoning, the best selling Nintendo Switch game thus far was none other than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This game’s sales are followed closely by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in a relatively distant third. … Continue reading

WhatsApp Brings Disappearing Messages To Its Platform

WhatsApp Messages 7 Days
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Good news for WhatsApp users who might want to keep their chat history a bit less permanent: the company announced a new “disappearing messages feature,” which will start rolling out to its more than one billion iOS and Android customers worldwide starting today. Read more...

The Satellite Startup That NASA Criticized Is Firing Back

NASA Texas
100+Futurism / 6h
Space Drama! The Texas startup AST & Science has a plan to launch 240 gargantuan telecom satellites into orbit — a plan that NASA said would create an “unacceptably high” risk of a “catastrophic collision.” Since then, more telecom and tech companies have joined NASA’s side. But now, AST founder Abel Avella is firing back against NASA in an interview with Ars Technica , defending both his company

DOJ says it seized over $1 billion in bitcoin from the Silk Road drugs marketplace

US Bitcoin Silk Road
200+TechCrunch / 6h
Two days ago, about $1 billion worth of bitcoin that had sat dormant since the seizure of the Silk Road marketplace in 2013, one of the biggest underground drug websites on the dark web, suddenly changed hands . Who took it? Mystery over. It was the U.S. government. In a statement Thursday, the Justice Department confirmed it had seized the 70,000 bitcoins generated in revenue from drug sales on

3 tips for SaaS founders hoping to join the $1 million ARR club

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David Cancel Contributor David Cancel, a five-time entrepreneur and author of the book "Conversational Marketing," is CEO and founder of Drift . More posts by this contributor Why I flip-flopped on opposing remote work Video and messaging enable remote work. But is it right for your company? Building a SaaS company from the ground up is never easy. In fact, it’s generally a grueling, all-consumin

Bentley electric roadmap revealed – Luxury pure EVs only by 2030

Bentley Electric 2030
SlashGear / 6h
The new luxury is green, and while the leather and wood may be familiar, Bentley is preparing for some huge electrification changes underneath. Right now, the British automaker may be the world’s largest producer of vast, twelve-cylinder engines for cars like the Flying Spur W12, but in less than ten years time they’ll all be retired as part of a … Continue reading

Save up to $200 on these AeroGarden systems and grow plants through the winter

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SAVE UP TO $200 : These AeroGarden systems will help you grow veggies and herbs all year-round, and they're on sale for $159.95 and $199.95 as of Nov. 5. There's something about gardening that's instantly relaxing, and these days, we could all use a little bit of calm in our lives. Even when it's cold out, you can still get your growing fix with an indoor garden system that keeps your quarantine

This ancient big-game hunter was a woman

Ancient Big Game Americas
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Enlarge At Wilamaya Patjxa, an archaeological site in southern Peru, archaeologists unearthed the skeleton of a young woman whose people buried her with a hunters’ toolkit, including projectile points. The find prompted University of California Davis archaeologist Randall Haas and his colleagues to take a closer look at other Pleistocene and early Holocene hunters from around the Americas. Their

PS5 won't have a 1440p resolution setting, according to this report

the PlayStation 5 1440P
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The PS5 won't support 1440p resolution natively, according to this report.

Voters Rejecting the War on Drugs Is a Win for Public Health

Oregon US Drugs 2020
1KWired / 6h
On Tuesday, several states passed ballot measures to relax drug laws. That's not just a criminal justice victory.

For Sale: Oil Company Headquarters, Slightly Used

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When you fall on hard times, you sometimes have to downsize. So it is with BP, which is in talks to sell its London headquarters because of massive financial losses. Multinational oil companies: They’re just like us. Read more...

Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Visit the Titanic Wreck for $125,000

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The pandemic has hit the tourism industry especially hard over the past year, but starting in May of 2021, those itching to travel again—at least straight down—will have the opportunity to visit the most infamous shipwreck of all time. But while airlines and resorts have been slashing prices to encourage people to… Read more...

Sony confirms that PlayStation 5 consoles will not be available in stores on launch day

Sony PlayStation 5
100+Mashable / 6h
The next generation of gaming is set to start next week with the launch of the Xbox Series X and S (Nov. 10), as well as the PlayStation 5 (Nov. 12). The road to get here has been a long one, complete with slow information drops and a disastrous preorder fiasco , but many of us will soon have our next-gen machines in hand. If you weren't able to secure a PlayStation 5 preorder when they dropped (

Study: Guy Fawkes bonfires aren’t a factor in ice formation in clouds

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Enlarge / "Remember, remember the fifth of November": a 1997 Bonfire Night in Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, England, commemorating Guy Fawkes and The Conspiracy of the Powders plot to blow up the English Parliament and King James I. (credit: Teesside Archive/Mirrorpix/Getty Images) Tonight, people in Great Britain will celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with bonfires and elaborate fireworks displays acros

Best Xbox Series X backwards-compatible games

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Even without optimization, many backwards compatible games run better on Xbox Series X – here are some of the best.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 won’t be available in-store at launch

Sony PlayStation 5
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A small wrinkle in the console wars. Sony took to Twitter today to note that the PlayStation 5 won’t be available for in-store purchases on launch day (November 12 or 19, depending on what part of the world you live in). Instead, users will only be able to but it online at that date. The next-gen console went up for pre-order in mid-September, though a rush on purchasing caused a bit of a hiccup

Just one week left for early-bird passes to TC Sessions: Space 2020

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It’s hard to imagine anything more thrilling than turning science fiction into science fact. If you’re forging new frontier technology — or ready to tackle the challenge — then join a growing, global community of startup visionaries at TC Sessions: Space 2020 , on December 16-17. Take advantage of early-bird pricing and secure your seat at the virtual table for $125 and access to all live session

The best gear to give to the photographer in your life

65Engadget / 7h
Smartphones have taken over the camera market for normal everyday shooting, but they’re still not nearly good enough for talented creators. Whether your loved one is into landscapes, filmmaking or vlogging, they’ll need a decent compact or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses to turn their ideas into art. Fortunately, cameras keep getting better, with faster shooting speeds, improved vid

Razer Book 13 could be the most serious prosumer laptop yet

Razer Book 13 Intel
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Razer introduced a new "prosumer" laptop this week, the Razer Book 13, that the company hopes will give it a foothold in the productivity space.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 desktop CPU release round-up

AMD Ryzen 5000 5950X
SlashGear / 7h
Today we’re taking a look at the full AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU collection with Zen 3 core architecture. This includes the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, and the monstrous AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. These units work with 6 core, 8 core, 12 core, and 16 core configurations respectively, and they’ll … Continue reading

DOJ files antitrust lawsuit challenging Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid

DOJ US Block Visa Plaid
100+TechCrunch / 7h
The Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging Visa’s proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid . News of the DOJ’s investigation first broke last month. “By acquiring Plaid, Visa would eliminate a nascent competitive threat that would likely result in substantial savings and more innovative online debit services for merchants and consumers,” the DOJ wrote in its lawsuit. T

Alibaba passes IBM in cloud infrastructure market with over $2B in revenue

100+TechCrunch / 7h
When Alibaba entered the cloud infrastructure market in earnest in 2015 it had ambitious goals , and it has been growing steadily. Today, the Chinese ecommerce giant announced quarterly cloud revenue of $2.194 billion. With that number, it has passed IBM’s $1.65 billion revenue result (according to Synergy Research market share numbers), a significant milestone. But while $2 billion is a large fi

Calm’s hilarious CNN ad campaign sent the meditation app flying up App Store charts

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Meditation app Calm’s brilliant and hilarious marketing campaign that saw it sponsoring CNN’s coverage of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election results this week seems to have paid off for the business. The app, which today offers mindful meditations, peaceful sounds and sleep stories, had flashed on screen during CNN’s “Key Race Alert” coverage, reminding users of the need to relax during this str

Can You Change the Wallpaper on Android TV?

How-To Geek / 7h
One of the easiest ways to customize a device is by changing its background. Because the home screen on your Android TV is likely pretty large, you probably want to change its wallpaper—but can you? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sony Won't Sell the PS5 In-Store on Nov. 12th, Prepare for an Online-Only Launch

PlayStation 5 Sony
32How-To Geek / 7h
Buying a launch-day PlayStation 5 just got a lot harder. To minimize the spread of COVID-19, Sony says that it will not sell the PS5 in-store on the November 12th launch day. People who want a day-one console have to order it online from Walmart, Best Buy, or another major retail outlet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Turbo trainer versus smart bike – which is right for you?

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Indoor cycling is booming. But are you better using your own bike and a turbo trainer or a standalone smart bike?

Razer's latest gaming headsets are designed for Xbox Series X

Razer Kaira Pro Xbox
60Engadget / 7h
The Xbox Series X and Series S launches are right around the corner, and Razer is determined to capitalize on that by introducing a pair of gaming headsets built with Microsoft’s consoles in mind. The Kaira and Kaira Pro (above) are both “designed for Xbox” and can use the Xbox Wireless format for low-lag audio and voice when paired with the systems. The Pro adds Bluetooth 5.0 to help you connect

UK contact-tracing apps start to talk to each other

100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
Users can now use their own area's app when travelling to another part of the country.

Watch politicians like Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz read mean tweets about themselves

97Mashable / 7h
The entire country is on edge waiting for the 2020 election results to be finalized, but thankfully Jimmy Kimmel Live! gave us three minutes of (somewhat) peace with a political edition of his Mean Tweets series. Several 2020 Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appear in the video; the best tweet among them is probably the one for Pete Buttigieg, who's called Howdy Dood

Thursday's Best Deals: Le Creuset Kitchenware, AirPods, FIFA 21, AeroGarden, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow, and More

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Le Creuset kitchenware and Apple AirPods lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: Le Creuset Kitchenware, AirPods, FIFA 21, AeroGarden, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Fenty Beauty Eyeshadow, and More

76Lifehacker / 7h
Le Creuset kitchenware and Apple AirPods lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Starship Test Flight to 50,000 Feet Could Happen as Soon as Next Week

200+Futurism / 7h
It’s a Date According to local road closure filings , SpaceX is getting ready for its next big test flight: Starship’s first high-altitude flight, to 50,000 feet (roughly 9.5 miles), at its testing facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The filings, published on Wednesday, say that SpaceX is looking at a time window on November 9, from 9 am to 9 pm. The listed purpose is a second static fire test of the

Register Your Kid’s Domain Name When They're Young

100+Lifehacker / 7h
It’s impossible to know what your child will grow up to “be” when they’re still little. But chances are pretty good that whatever talents, skills, or interests they pursue in the future, they’ll want a personalized website to support or promote something . They may want an online portfolio of their graphic art or their… Read more...

Cool: Airbaltic’s CEO Becomes A220 Captain

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Here’s a pretty cool avgeek story, if you ask me. Airbaltic’s CEO becomes an A220 pilot Airbaltic is a nifty Latvian airline that operates a fleet consisting of 23 Airbus A220-300s. Airbaltic is the only airline in the world to exclusively fly the A220, which is such a cool plane for both passengers and airlines. Airbaltic A220-300 Well, Airbaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss, has just become the first ai

Uber and Lyft in driving seat to remake US labor laws

California Uber Lyft
100+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Uber signs are seen August 20, 2020 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. - Rideshare service rivals Uber and Lyft were given a temporary reprieve on August 20 from having to reclassify drivers as employees in their home state of California by August 21. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images) (credit: Robyn Beck | Getty Images)

Save on top games from the last generation in this PlayStation Store sale

Mashable / 7h
OUR TOP PICKS: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time — save $15 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — save $21 Watch Dogs 2 Deluxe Edition — save $49 Life is Strange 2: The Complete Season — save $19.17 Red Dead Redemption 2 — save $33 The release of the PlayStation 5 is officially one week away, but that doesn't mean you have to chuck all of your PlayStation 4 games into the trash. In fact, the PS5 will be a

No One's OK on Star Trek: Discovery, But Thanks for Asking

58Gizmodo / 7h
The opening episodes of Star Trek: Discovery ’s third season have seen Michael Burnham and the ship’s crew realize that their lives have changed forever. Not only that, but the future they sacrificed those old lives for is not what they expected . This week, in an explosive moment of self-reflection, they’re beginning… Read more...

Razer's first mainstream laptop still has an RGB keyboard

Razer Book 13 Intel
100+Engadget / 7h
Gaming hardware makers have been diversifying their laptops recently, and Razer is the latest to join that trend. The company is announcing the Razer Book 13 today, which it’s calling a “hyper focused productivity laptop.” It’s not just a subtler version of a Blade laptop , either. The emphasis on productivity means Razer also strove to include a generous array of ports, as well as interesting li

WhatsApp receives approval to expand its payments service in India

WhatsApp India NPCI
100+TechCrunch / 7h
WhatsApp, which began testing its payments service in India with 1 million users in early 2018 , can finally start to expand the feature to more users in the world’s second largest internet market. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the body that operates the widely popular UPI payments infrastructure, said on Thursday evening that it has granted approval to WhatsApp to roll out UPI-p

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 256GB removes another hindrance

SlashGear / 7h
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) 5G was released with a newly sizeable allowance of internal stoage. This smartphone is a version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 that’ll deliver the basics of the Galaxy S20 without the top-tier features that make the non-FE version cost more. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G with 256GB internal storage, for example, will cost … Continue reading

Xbox Series X and S Review: Microsoft’s New Consoles Are a Good Value. Is That Enough?

Microsoft Xbox Series
100+NYT > Technology / 7h
Nice hardware? Check. Fair price? Check. Cool, exclusive games? T.B.D.

World's Biggest Iceberg Is on a Collision Course With Wildlife-Filled Island

48Gizmodo / 7h
The world’s biggest iceberg—called A68a—is heading directly towards the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, where it could wreak havoc on the local wildlife for years to come. Read more...

Ayar raises $35M for optical interconnect tech to overcome computing bottlenecks in the CPU

Ayar Downing Ventures
84TechCrunch / 7h
The race is on to build more efficient chip technology for faster and less power-intensive computing, and today an innovative startup that’s built one solution based on in-package optical interconnect (optical I/O) technology is announcing a round of growth funding from a number of strategic investors that speaks to how its approach is getting traction. Ayar Labs , which makes chip solutions base

The JBL Xtreme 2 Brings Big, Portable, and Rugged Sound for $150, Lowest Price Ever

36Lifehacker / 8h
JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker | $150 | Best Buy JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker | $150 | Amazon Read more...

Get this Eufy robot vacuum for only $99 in Walmart's Black Friday event

Walmart Black Friday
36Mashable / 8h
SAVE $150.99: Take the chore out of vacuuming with the Eufy RoboVac 25C WiFi connected robot vacuum , on sale for $99 as of Nov. 5. The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means more cooking, more decorating, and (unfortunately) more cleaning. But cleaning doesn't have to be such a drag — robot vacuums will take a lot of work off your plate, since they can clean the floors in your entire h

Moto G8 Power Lite deal brings the long battery life phone down to its lowest price

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The Motorola G8 Power Lite is now £50 cheaper in an early Black Friday deal from O2.

Up to 40% off Yeedi robot vacuums in this Amazon Black Friday deal

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Save $60-$70 on these smart vacuums in early Amazon Black Friday deals.

Marvel's Eternals Artwork Gives Us a Tiny New Glimpse of the Film

38Gizmodo / 8h
Jamie Lee Curtis says Halloween Kills will tackle some heady themes. Bitsie Tulloch teases Lois’ wardrobe for Superman & Lois . Get fresh looks at Starfire’s return in Titans and Javicia Leslie’s new Batwoman suit. Plus, behind the scenes on The Witcher ’s next season, and bad news for production on Charmed . Spoilers… Read more...

The pandemic sparking real change for the mobile workforce

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Digital transformation enables agility, flexibility and open communication for today’s mobile worker.

Google and Walmart face growth hurdles as India caps payments transactions

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Google and Walmart have a new challenge ahead of them as they race to expand the reach of their payments apps in India: They won’t be permitted to grow beyond a limit. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the body that operates the widely popular UPI payments infrastructure, said Thursday evening that it will enforce a cap to ensure that no single payments app processes more than 30% of

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special looks as wacky as it sounds

Lego Star Wars SWHS
100+Ars Technica / 8h
Rey travels through the Star Wars universe's timeline in the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special . [credit: Disney ] During the summer, we got news of a new Star Wars Holiday Special that was going to air later this year. Well, a Lego Star Wars Holiday Special , to be more accurate. And on Thursday morning, Disney+ released a trailer, giving us our first actual glimpse at the planned Life Day extravag

How to Automatically Stop Your Apple Watch from Lighting Up

24How-To Geek / 8h
Apple Watch’s Theater mode (Cinema mode) stops the screen from lighting up every time you move your arm. What if you could enable this automatically at any given time? Here’s how to automatically stop Apple Watch from lighting up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Where to buy PS5 at launch: Walmart to stock new console on release day

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No need to change out of your PJs if you've been wondering where to buy PS5 at launch – the next console will only be available online and Walmart will have stock.

Samsung puts digital at the heart of new B2B partner programme

Samsung One Partner
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Samsung looks to empower resellers with Samsung One programme.

The 'XCOM 2' saga is now available on your iPhone or iPad

2 App iPad iPhone
66Engadget / 8h
You no longer have to fire up a console or PC if you want to relive XCOM 2 ’s fight against occupying extraterrestrials. Feral Interactive has released a $25 XCOM 2 Collection for iOS that includes the whole XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and its four DLC packs, with no in-app purchases to interfere with your quest to retake Earth. Feral has reworked the interface for touch input on your iPhone or iPa

Xbox Series X game impressions: here’s what we made of the launch lineup

Xbox Series X XS 5
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We’ve spent plenty of time with a handful of Xbox Series X launch titles and here’s what we thought of them.

4 questions as Airbnb’s IPO looms

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Almost on command after we asked yesterday if a rash of technology IPOs were about to land, news broke that Airbnb plans to drop its S-1 filing early next week with a December roadshow. The document will be of intense interest for shareholders — as well as public investors who hope to purchase shares in the home-sharing unicorn. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every mor

Emirates Ending First Class Awards Booked With Partner Miles April 1, 2021?

Emirates Alaska Qantas
View from the Wing / 8h
Alaska Airlines sent out a program update to Mileage Plan members informing that “Beginning April 1, 2021, Emirates will no longer allow partner access to First Class award bookings.” It’s possible that this restriction – no first class awards with partner miles – is for Alaska Airlines only. However that’s not what this update says. Continue reading ...

Learn How Wall Street Works With This Trading And Cryptocurrency Bootcamp

24Futurism / 8h
It wasn’t so long ago that understanding financial markets was fairly easy. You bought a stock, sat on it for years, and sold it when it was up once you needed the money. However, decades of advancing technology and financial theory have made investing vastly more complex. If you want to have a better insight into what traders are doing, and why, the Complete Wall Street & Cryptocurrency Trading

How overseas app developers can thrive in the Chinese market

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Looking to find out how you can break into the Chinese app market? Sign up to the Huawei Developer Webinar on 9th November to learn more.

Don’t expect to find a PlayStation 5 in store on launch day

PlayStation 5 Sony
SlashGear / 8h
It isn’t exactly controversial to say that the PlayStation 5 pre-order situation has been a frustrating mess. There are a lot of folks who haven’t been able to pre-order a PlayStation 5 and are now hoping that they’ll be able to pick one up on launch day. Today Sony shared an update on PS5 availability on launch day, and if … Continue reading

The PS5 will only be sold online on launch day

Sony PlayStation 5
500+Engadget / 8h
If you haven’t been able to lock in a PlayStation 5 pre-order , don’t plan to line up at a local retailer in the hopes of snagging the console on launch day. All day-one PS5 sales will be online-only via Sony’s retail partners. The company says this is to help keep retailers, staff and consumers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The move applies to all regions on the PS5’s launch day: November 12t

Chang'e's elaborate character design is the superstar of Netflix's 'Over the Moon'

39Mashable / 8h
Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. Netflix’s Over the Moon , which tells of a spunky girl named Fei Fei (Cathy Ang) who tries to travel on a rocket through the stars to prove the existence of the legendary Chinese moon goddess, has a lot to brag about. It has a talented all-Asian cast, vibrant visuals, and a touching story. But

Xiaomi’s retractable lens promises huge phone camera improvement

SlashGear / 9h
Xiaomi is working on a retractable lens for smartphones, promising a big increase in quality by borrowing strategies from traditional cameras that phones have in so many cases replaced. The Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology sees the lens normally collapsed inside the body of the phone, but when you need extra low-light performance it can unfurl to deliver a significantly larger … Continue

You deserve this delightful 'LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special' trailer

100+Mashable / 9h
The holidays are a time for friends, family, and — time travel?! That's right, Disney's LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is here with the ultimate Star Wars Christmas special: A journey through space and time that unites our favorite characters in ways we never dared imagine. The trailer teases Rey hanging with Luke and Yoda on Dagobah, Kylo Ren geeking out over Emperor Palpatine, and — you bet — T

Emirates will no longer offer partner first-class awards as of April 2021

Emirates Alaska Qantas
The Points Guy / 9h
Emirates first class is one of the best premium cabins in the sky . Nine of the carrier’s Boeing 777s feature the “game-changer,” sporting six fully enclosed suites with plenty of room to dine, sleep and relax. While Emirates’ A380s feature a less private first-class cabin, the double-decker planes do have an onboard shower . Either way, flying in Emirates first class is a bucket-list experience.

Buy Up To American Airlines Elite Status For 2021

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
It’s approaching the end of the year. Usually I’d say that means it’s a good time to start looking at your elite mileage balances for the year. However, 2020 has been different, given that most loyalty programs have extended status for members due to the pandemic. Furthermore, status isn’t a priority for many in the way it might have been in previous years. It’s pretty normal for airlines to offe

Make Something With Pumpkin That Isn't Pie

94Lifehacker / 9h
Growing up in Jamaica, I never realized how polarizing pumpkin was until I went to culinary school in Toronto. During a fall menu planning session, I advocated for pumpkin pie, declaring it “10 times better than apple pie.” I am still haunted by the visceral reactions my classmates had to my bold proclamation. I could… Read more...

Hate the new Google icons? There's a Chrome extension to fix that

Google Icons Chrome
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Here's how to change the icons for Gmail, Google Docs and more.

Verisign flogs DNS service to Neustar

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Network infrastructure firm Verisign has announced the sale of its DNS service to Neustar for an undisclosed fee.

TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos

200+TechCrunch / 9h
How-to videos have been some of the most popular content on YouTube over the years, and now, to grow engagement and the pool of users that it appeals to, the upstart video app TikTok is getting in on the action, too. After launching a dedicated “Learn On TikTok” hashtag (#LearnOnTikTok) earlier this summer with a slate of premium creators producing videos for it, multiple users and social media w

iD Mobile has launched the UK's cheapest unlimited data SIM only deal at £16/pm

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
This SIM only deal from iD Mobile is truly excellent, offering unlimited data for just £16 a month.

Nvidia reportedly bringing Fortnite back to iOS through its cloud gaming service

Fortnite Nvidia Apple
200+TechCrunch / 9h
Nvidia is bringing Fortnite back to iPhones and iPads, according to a report from the BBC . The British news service is reporting that Nvidia has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service that runs on Safari. The development means that Fortnite gamers can play the Epic Games title off of servers run by Nvidia. What’s not clear is whether the cloud gaming service will mean significan

The 5 best under-the-radar credit cards

The Points Guy / 9h
There’s a good chance by now you’ve heard of the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve cards and The Platinum Card® from American Express . These cards are some of the most widely recognized by consumers and for good reason. For starters, they’re part of the two most cherished rewards programs: Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards . Each respective rewards program allows yo

Samsung could announce its next flagship smartphone in January

Samsung Galaxy S21
Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Hot dogs, stunts, and injuries: 'The Office' cast dishes on filming 'Beach Games'

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Read more... More about The Office , Office Ladies Podcast , Entertainment , Celebrities , and Movies Tv Shows

The Nintendo Switch has outsold the NES – with just the Wii left to beat

Nintendo Switch Year
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The Nintendo Switch's sales have grown 80% year on year, with 68.3 million units sold in total.

Valorant’s newest agent Skye is now available in all regions

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Valorant deployed the update 1.11 patch and then rolled it back and has redeployed it and Skye is now available for all players.

Mobile testing platform Kobiton raises $14M, acquires competitor Mobile Labs

Kobiton Mobile Labs
100+TechCrunch / 9h
Atlanta-based Kobiton , a mobile testing platform that allows developers and QA teams to test their apps on real devices, both on their own desks and through the company’s cloud-based service, today announced that it has acquired Mobile Labs , another Atlanta-based mobile testing service. To finance the acquisition of its well-funded competitor, Kobiton raised a $14 million extension to its $5.2

Review: Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is ahead of its time

Microsoft Xbox Series
98TechCrunch / 9h
Arriving seven years after the Xbox One first launched, the new Microsoft Xbox Series X console lands in a different world and a very different Xbox ecosystem. Microsoft is embracing subscription bundling with its Game Pass service and cloud-streaming with xCloud, nevertheless they are still committed to building huge metal boxes with tremendous power designed to carry new boundary-pushing gaming

Sega sells its arcade business due to the COVID-19 pandemic

SEGA Arcade Business
500+Engadget / 9h
The arcade industry has unsurprisingly taken a steep hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s leading Sega to bow out. Eurogamer reports that Sega Sammy Holdings has sold 85.1 percent of its Japanese arcade business, Sega Entertaiment, to the amusement machine company Genda. Sega isn’t shy about the reasoning. Its amusement unit has been “greatly affected” by the coronavirus, and it wants a c

Holiday 2020: The Best Xbox Series X/S Accessories

How-To Geek / 9h
The Xbox Series X/S will be available on November 10, 2020, and if you know someone who’s getting one at launch then getting some accessories for them as a gift is a great idea. Every console has accessories that greatly improve the playing experience, and that’s no different with the Series X/S. So let’s talk about what’s already available for Microsoft’s new system right out of the gate. Read T

Holiday 2020: 16 Fun Gifts for Plant Lovers

How-To Geek / 9h
Shopping for someone who’s actively trying to turn their home into a private jungle? We’ve rounded up some pretty adorable (and useful) gifts for all the plant lovers in your life. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Texas satellite company defends itself against NASA criticisms

NASA Texas
300+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / NASA is concerned about protecting its "A-Train" of satellites, some of which are depicted here, and monitor Earth's climate. (credit: NASA) The founder of a Texas-based company that wants to put more than 200 very large satellites into low-Earth orbit has pushed back on concerns from NASA that these spacecraft pose an orbital debris threat. “We’re not a bunch of cowboys launching satel

Xbox Series X review: A 4K beast in need of games

200+Engadget / 9h
The Xbox Series X is an apology for the Xbox One in almost every way. Microsoft's last console was weighed down by being $100 more than the PlayStation 4 at launch -- even though it had less GPU power -- and it featured a bundled Kinect camera that wasn't very useful. The company tried to course-correct with mid-generation systems, the Xbox One S and One X , but by then the damage was done. As of

Xbox Series S review: The next-gen starter pack

100+Engadget / 9h
The Xbox Series S is, hands-down, the cutest console of the next generation. It’s also the least powerful. The Series S can hit resolutions above 1080p, but it doesn’t support 4K gaming and it has significantly less storage than the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 . And, of course, it doesn’t have a disc drive. That said, the Series S is a formidable next-gen console that happens to be wrapped up

How to Schedule Texts on Android

100+Lifehacker / 9h
You can finally use Android’s standard text messaging app, Google’s Messages , to schedule your texts. The long-requested feature is rolling out as a server-side update for all Google Messages users, meaning you don’t have to download anything to use it. However, the schedule option is tucked away in a buried menu, so… Read more...

How to Test Surround Sound Speakers on Windows 10

20How-To Geek / 9h
Setting up a new surround sound configuration can be daunting with so many speakers to position properly. Luckily, Windows 10 includes a small built-in test program that can help you set it up. Here’s how to access it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox Series X review: One small leap for one giant console

Microsoft Xbox Series
41Mashable / 9h
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S $499 / $299 View Product The Good 4K graphics • Fast load times • High frame rates • Familiar interface The Bad Odd • large shape • Sparse game selection at launch • No stand-out new feature The Bottom Line The next generation of consoles is an incremental upgrade over the previous generation, and without a strong lineup of new games coming at launch, the Xbox Seri

AMD’s Zen 3 CPUs are here—we test the blistering-fast 5900X and 5950X

AMD Ryzen 5000 5950X
100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Brand-new CPUs look so pretty before you put the thermal paste on and hide them under a cooler. (credit: Jim Salter) Specs at a glance: Ryzen 5000XT CPUs, as tested OS Windows 10 Professional CPU Ryzen 9 5950X (16c/32t) Ryzen 9 5900X (12c/24t) Ryzen 9 3900XT (12c/24t)— $455 at Amazon RAM 2x 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 3200— $180 ea at Amazon GPU MSI GeForce 2060 RTX Super—f

Xbox Series X/S review: Beautiful, powerful—but whatcha gonna play?

Microsoft Xbox Series
70Ars Technica / 9h
A series of Xbox Series boxes. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] This year's newest Xbox consoles, Series X and Series S , are the least imperative devices in the history of the Xbox ecosystem. This is arguably a very good thing and a direct result of Phil Spencer righting the ship as the chief of Microsoft's Xbox division. As a public-facing Xbox figure, he's emphasized a major company philosophy since

The Xbox Series S Is for Gamers Who Hate Upgrades

73Gizmodo / 9h
When my mom moved back in 2007, she decided that living in a new house after 30 years in the old one warranted a new TV. Made sense—ours were all from the ‘80s. She bought a fancy (for the time) Sony with 1080p resolution, and 13 years later, I’m still trying to convince her to upgrade. If my mother were a gamer (I… Read more...

Microsoft Is Playing Nice, and the Xbox Series X Is the Stellar Result

100+Gizmodo / 9h
In the late ‘90s, a group of Microsoft engineers started tinkering with old Dell laptops in the hopes of creating a console based on Microsoft’s DirectX technology. The idea was to create a gaming box that showcased what the software company was best at but without the need for a big honking PC running Windows. The… Read more...

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Review: Meet the New Best Desktop Processor

AMD Ryzen 5000 5950X
100+Gizmodo / 9h
Since introducing its Ryzen series of desktop processors into the PC market, AMD has consistently increased core counts and core clocks, shrunk its transistor size to 7nm, and modified its architecture to be more efficient all on the same motherboard socket. The scaling AMD achieved between its Zen and Zen 2… Read more...

The ASUS ZenBook 14 Is Light for Travel and Powerful for Work, Now $50 off

20Gizmodo / 9h
ASUS ZenBook 14 w/ Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD | $850 | Newegg Read more...

Xbox Series X Review – Console as time machine

SlashGear / 9h
Xbox Series X is a doorway to the next generation in console gaming. Xbox Series X also launched with the ability to play the vast majority of Xbox games (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One), making the lot look and feel better in the process. It might seem to most that buying a new Xbox is a foregone conclusion – of … Continue reading

Fortnite set to return to iPhones via Nvidia cloud gaming service

Fortnite Nvidia GeForce
400+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Apple threw the game off its App Store in August, but Nvidia's service offers it a way back to iOS.

Components for NASA’s first all-electric X-plane are undergoing wind tunnel testing

SlashGear / 9h
NASA is currently working on the very first all-electric X-plane. The aircraft is known as the X-57 Maxwell, and advanced designs that will bring the aircraft to flight status recently underwent wind tunnel testing at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The test took place in the Low-Speed Aeroacoustic Wind Tunnel to gather operational and performance data for flight … Continue read

UK’s ICO faces legal action after closing adtech complaint with nothing to show for it

60TechCrunch / 10h
The UK’s data watchdog is facing a legal challenge after it took the decision to quietly close a complaint against the adtech industry’s high velocity background trading of personal data. The legal challenge was reported earlier by Politico . The original complaint — challenging the adtech industry’s compliance with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR) — was filed to the ICO in Sep

Juggle secures $2.1M to expand its ‘flexible work’ SaaS marketplace for senior execs

97TechCrunch / 10h
As we’ve seen, some startups are pivoting to re-model themselves for the radically different world of the COVID-19 pandemic. But others literally turned out to have a business model which, although they could never have realized it at the time, might have been (almost) tailored-made for this era. A fascinating example of this is SaaS marketplace Juggle . Originally designed as a marketplace to al

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the US Space Force live

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SpaceX is set to launch the U.S. Space Force’s GPS III Space Vehicle 04 today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This launch was all set to take off back at the beginning of October, but was scrubbed in the final seconds. Today’s launch window spans 15 minutes, and opens at 6:24 PM EST (3:24 PM PST), with a backup opportunity tomorrow, Friday November 6 at 6:20 PM EST (3:20 PM PST)

How growth investing grew so big so quickly

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Derek Zanutto Contributor Derek Zanutto is a general partner at CapitalG, Alphabet’s independent growth fund, where he invests in data, security and SaaS-based enterprise software. It was 2013, and I’d been camping out in Uber’s San Francisco offices for weeks. Our team wanted to invest in the company on behalf of my private equity firm, but was utterly daunted by its “eye-popping” $1 billion val

Singapore-based digital business assistant Osome raises $3 million

Osome Singapore XN
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Osome’s founding team: Anton Roslov, Victor Lysenko and Konstantin Lange. Image Credits: Osome Osome , a Singapore-headquartered business assistant app that digitizes accounting and compliance tasks, has raised $3 million. An extension of Osome’s seed round , the new funding was led by XA Network and AltaIR Capital. The startup currently has about 4,500 SME clients across Singapore, Hong Kong and

The best digital gifts to send your friends and family

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There will probably always be at least a little stigma around giving a gift card or a “digital” gift, but there doesn’t have to be. For gadget-lovers who seemingly have everything, gift cards might help them get even more out of the stuff they already own and love. From essential entertainment options like Disney’s service bundle and HBO Max to something to calm your mind like Endel, we have a va

Covid-19: Nintendo profits triple as games boom continues

100+BBC News - Technology / 10h
The video games industry rakes in revenues around the world as coronavirus lockdowns continue.

Yes, Ford Racing Thailand has built a Ranger diesel racing truck

SlashGear / 10h
Thailand’s motorsports scene is literally bursting at the seams, and proof of this is Ford Thailand Racing’s diesel-fed Ranger racing truck. From the looks of it alone, we’re not talking about an ordinary diesel Ranger pickup. In fact, this truck is engineered to compete in the Super Pickup class of the Thailand Super Series. It may look like a Ranger … Continue reading

Volkswagen celebrates the world premiere of the new Golf R

2022 Volkswagen Golf
Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Emirates Eliminating Partner First Class Awards

Emirates Alaska Qantas
100+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Emirates is known for having one of the world’s best first class products , whether you want to shower in first class on the A380 , or enjoy the fully enclosed suite on the 777 . Well, it appears that there will soon be fewer ways to redeem miles for this product, as Emirates will allegedly stop making first class awards available to members of partner airline frequent flyer programs. How big of

How To Backup an S3 Bucket (And Why You'd Even Want To)

How-To Geek / 10h
At first, this can seem a bit paradoxical; after all, S3 is usually used as a backup for other services. But, it doesn’t protect from accidental deletions or overwrites, and for mission critical data, you can pay extra to have the bucket replicated across regions. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 12 Mini: Which Tiny iPhone Should You Buy?

Apple iPhone 12 Max
24How-To Geek / 10h
Between the $400 iPhone SE 2020 and the $700 iPhone 12 Mini, it’s safe to say that compact, affordable phones are back in style. But which tiny phone should you buy? The answer isn’t really clear, as the cheaper iPhone SE punches far above its weight only falls behind the iPhone 12 Mini in a few key areas. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

American Airlines Rolls Out Offers To Buy Higher Elite Status For Cash

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Every year, for many years - perhaps two decades - American Airlines offers the opportunity to buy status to members who haven't quite requalified, and in recent years has offered an opportunity to buy up to the next level as well. The offer is back this year, at around the same time, but just feels different. Didn't requalifying for status based on your flying this year? Your status is being ext

Use this trick to earn American Airlines elite status through hotel stays

The Points Guy / 10h
Airline elite status can be very valuable, so it should come as no surprise that many flyers to go great lengths to ensure they requalify. Unlike hotels, there typically aren’t many ways to fast-track your progress toward airline status. There is, however, an unconventional way of earning American Airlines elite status that doesn’t even require you to take a flight. More specifically, you can sho

12 Ways to Open File Explorer in Windows 10

76How-To Geek / 10h
File Explorer is an essential file management application. Whether your mouse is broken or you just prefer using Command Prompt, there are many ways you can open File Explorer in Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Creative Outlier Air v2 Review: Better In (Almost) Every Way

28How-To Geek / 10h
Many moons ago—perhaps even a decade ago in 2020 years—I called the Creative Outlier Air the best true wireless earbuds for the money. Now, Creative is back with the aptly named Outlier Air v2, which fixes the most nagging issue with the v1 (spoiler: the buttons). But the true wireless landscape has changed dramatically in the last year, so can the $69 v2 hold the best value title? Read This Arti

Astronomers Finally Know What Causes Fast Radio Bursts

FRB Radio the Milky Way
1KWired / 10h
After more than a decade, researchers have confirmed their suspicions about the source of the phenomena.

The 6 Best Coffee Delivery Subscription Boxes (2020)

100+Wired / 10h
These services deliver fresh, delicious coffee beans, grounds, or pods right to your door—each with its own twist.

Like a miniature Voltron, these magnetic sphere robots can assemble and move as one

36Mashable / 10h
FreeBOT is a module created by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The robot is encapsulated inside a ferromagnetic iron sphere with a magnet and two motorized wheels. Read more... More about Robot , Sphere , Swarm , Magnetic , and Tech

Massachusetts overwhelmingly approves the Right to Repair Law for vehicles

Massachusetts Repair
20SlashGear / 10h
Over the last several years, many consumers have been angered to find that according to manufacturers of devices ranging from smartphones to vehicles, the owner has very little right to repair their property. In Massachusetts, voters have overwhelmingly approved a ballot item known as Question 1 or the Right to Prepare Law Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative. It passed this … Continue read

Volvo's first heavy-duty electric trucks will hit the road in 2022

Volvo Electric 2021
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Volvo announced that it will be among the first manufacturers to start selling heavy-duty electric trucks in 2021, with volume production beginning in 2022. The 44 tonne (48 ton) trucks would have a range of up to 300 km (186 miles), depending on the configuration. The company has already started testing an electric concrete mixer and hook lift truck in partnership with the Swedish construction f

Microsoft CloudPC details leaked revealing a truly mobile workplace

Microsoft Cloud Desktop
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Rumors have been circulating for months regarding the Azure-based Windows service, but new details have come to light.

How to watch San Francisco 49ers: live stream every 2020 Niners' game from anywhere

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Catch all the NFL action from the Bay Area this season - here's how to watch the San Francisco 49ers and live stream this week's Niners' game online.

Carphone is offering huge savings on Samsung phones in early Black Friday deals

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Get huge savings on the Samsung A71, A21 and A20e from Carphone Warehouse - this early Black Friday phone deal is great value.

This TCL 55-inch 4K TV was already cheap, but now it's just ridiculous

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This TCL 55-inch 4K TV has got a sizeable discount ahead of Black Friday, with $150 off its already-low RRP.

Capcom says it was hit by a disruptive cyberattack

Japanese Game Capcom
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Resident Evil maker Capcom has confirmed that its internal systems were disrupted after an attacker gained unauthorized access to its systems.

Sony A8H 4K HDR OLED TV launched in India at a price of Rs 2,79,990

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Sony A8H 4K HDR OLED TV launched in India Ultra-HD (3840x2160-pixel) OLED display, with support for HDR up to the Dolby Vision format.

The Morning After: Sony's $3,500 A7S III camera was worth the wait

84Engadget / 11h
If you’re wondering “how is it already November?” but also, “how is it only November?,” you’re not alone. 2020 has felt never-ending while simultaneously vanishing in a flash. It’s safe to say we’re all a little tired (exhausted, even) and because of that extra fatigue, the holiday shopping season may seem even more stressful than usual. But we at Engadget hope our annual holiday gift guide can e

Reliance Retail gets a cheque for $1.3 billion from Saudi's PIF

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Reliance Industries' retail arm has raised Rs 9,555 crore from Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. Now, Reliance Retail has got Rs 47,265 crore in investments in two months.

Xiaomi introduces Mi Smart Upgrade scheme - this is how it works

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The Mi Smart Upgrade scheme offers assured buyback value for Mi universe phones including phones from Redmi

2021 Nissan Maxima offers a Limited-edition 40th Anniversary Edition package

SlashGear / 11h
In 2021, the Nissan Maxima is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, Nissan has a new limited-addition 40th Anniversary Edition version of the car based on the Maxima Platinum. The special edition has a unique two-tone Ruby Slate and Gray Pearl exterior with a black roof and red semi-aniline leather interior, and exclusive 19-inch wheels in black. Power … Continue reading

WhatsApp now has disappearing messages, but there's a catch

WhatsApp Messages 7 Days
69Mashable / 11h
Facebook's WhatsApp has added a much-needed privacy feature: disappearing messages. But it seems that the company has a slightly odd idea of what this feature is for. In a blog post Thursday, WhatsApp introduced the new feature, saying the company's goal is to "make conversations on WhatsApp feel as close to in-person as possible, which means they shouldn't have to stick around forever." Now, use

I Fostered a One-Eyed Goblin. She Changed My Life in Lockdown

400+Wired / 11h
Radish is technically a chihuahua (but I’m not convinced). And after a year of misery, she was everything I needed.

Want to Fight the Zombie Fire Apocalypse? Weaponize Math

200+Wired / 11h
Peat fires smolder in the ground for months, suddenly emerging as surface wildfires. New simulations reveal their strange life, death, and reanimation.

These Factory Robots May Point the Way to 5G’s Future

5 Samsung KT SA Verizon
100+Wired / 11h
Manufacturing, mining, and delivery firms, among others, are exploring building their own high-speed wireless networks with the new standard.

The Evolution of Game Console Design—and American Gamers

200+Wired / 11h
They say art mimics life, and that definitely applies to the often garish aesthetics of gaming hardware, from the 1977 Atari 2600 to the PlayStation 5.

This exoplanet may have oceans of molten lava

Bizarre Planet Earth
Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

United Airlines Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit Over Youth Discount

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United Airlines is facing a discrimination lawsuit for a promotion it ran offering discounts for 18-22 year olds. United Airlines offered discount to 18-22 year olds In September 2019, United Airlines introduced a 10% discount for travelers aged 18-22: This requires booking through United Airlines’ app, and requires being a MileagePlus member It’s valid for travel through December 31, 2020 It onl

New Samsung W21 is almost identical to its Galaxy Z Fold 2, but you can't buy it

Samsung Galaxy W21 China
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The Samsung W21 5G is the newest foldable on the block, but it's exclusive to those in China.

Cisco reveals major AnyConnect VPN security flaw

Cisco AnyConnect Webex
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Zero-day vulnerability affecting Cisco AnyConnect could allow a threat actor to run malicious code via a victim’s device.

Can you name the 3 branches of government? This meme offers up some, uh, creative answers.

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We're all a bit exhausted and stressed right now, especially if you're sitting glued to Twitter. As we move into Thursday with the results of the presidential election still incomplete and crucial battleground state votes trickling in , asking a simple question about how the American political system works on the platform seems as likely to prompt creativity as an actual answer. And in this case,

WhatsApp lets messages vanish after seven days

WhatsApp Messages 7 Days
500+BBC News - Technology / 11h
The disappearing messages option will erase chats from phone of both sender and recipient.

Flipkart invests in fashion house that owns Kohli's brand 'Wrogn'

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Flipkart has made a strategic investment in USPL, a premium youth-focused fashion brand house, as it strengthens its fashion portfolio.

Whatsapp rolls out a new ‘disappearing messages’ feature

WhatsApp Messages 7 Days
Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Interested in the HomePod mini? Here’s What You Need to Know

How-To Geek / 12h
The HomePod mini is Apple’s second smart speaker (the original HomePod was released in 2018). It debuts at the more reasonable price of $99 and includes most of the same features as its $299 bigger brother. If you’re thinking of getting one, below are some things we’ve learned from our HomePod experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Starling Bank adds extra functionality to its Business Marketplace

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Business owners struggling with admin during the coronavirus pandemic will welcome the new collaboration with BrightHR.

Pivoting in the pandemic, Citysocializer relaunches as a ‘Get Your Guide for virtual events’

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Citysocializer , previously a platform for promoting real-world socializing in cities, has relaunched, becoming something akin to a ‘Get Your Guide for virtual events’. Just as other startups have pivoted to ‘lean in’ to current circumstances, this startup has turned its attention to how people can monetize their skills and passions from home doing the COVID-19 era. As many of us have seen, perso

DJI unveil its latest 4K drone

DJI Mavic Mini 2 2.0
Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Ring doorbells to send live video to Mississippi police

100+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Privacy campaigners describe the development as their "worse fears come true".

Get Nintendo Switches and Airpods with these Carphone Warehouse phone deals

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Another sign Carphone Warehouse is going big for Black Friday, bundling up Nintendo Switches, Airpods and cameras with these mobile phone deals.

NASA and Caltech help discover the source of a fast radio burst in our galaxy

FRB Radio the Milky Way
SlashGear / 12h
Something exciting happened on April 28 of this year when a strong x-ray radio burst occurred within our galaxy. Typically finding the source of x-ray radio bursts out in the universe is very difficult to do. The fact that this one was within the Milky Way galaxy made it easier for scientists at NASA and Caltech to pinpoint the source … Continue reading

WhatsApp is changing the way you report abuse

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Reporting enhancement will help WhatsApp make better decisions.

Microsoft Edge is about to leave a serious rival in its dust

Microsoft Edge Two
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Microsoft’s flagship browser Edge is growing faster than any other right now.

Ambani’s Reliance Retail raises $1.3 billion from PIF

PIF Reliance Retail
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The Public Investment Fund, which has this year invested $1.5 billion in Mukesh Ambani’s telecom venture Jio Platforms and more than half a billion dollars in his fiber-optic business , has returned to back yet another empire built by India’s richest man. The sovereign wealth fund is investing $1.3 billion in Reliance Retail for a 2.04% equity stake in the largest retail chain in India. The inves

2022 Audi RS e-tron GT: Audi’s most powerful RS car is breaking expectations

Audi RS E-Tron Tron GT
22SlashGear / 12h
German carmaker Audi recently held a virtual tech talk event to unveil the 2022 RS e-tron GT. It’s the brand’s newest Gran Turismo and is essentially a higher performance version of a standard e-tron GT electric car. Moreover, the 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT is the future of the RS brand. “The RS e-tron GT will be the first fully-electric … Continue reading

Apple's new iPad Air returns to an all-time low on Amazon

Apple iPad Air Amazon
1KEngadget / 12h
If you missed Apple’s pre-order promotional deal for the 2020 iPad Air on Amazon, now’s your chance to grab the tablet for the same discounted price. The tech giant’s redesigned iPad Air is now available on the e-commerce website for $559, $40 lower than its original price of $599 for the 64GB WiFi model. Apple sold the tablet for that amount a day before its release in late October, and thus far

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti is reportedly already on sale – just not to you

Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060
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A rogue retailer in Saudi Arabia appears to have jumped the gun on the release schedule for Nvidia’s 3060 Ti graphics card.

Bang & Olufsen unveils headphones and speakers made with actual marble

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Bang & Olufsen's Golden Collection really ups the ante, with luxury materials upgrading its current audio range.

Three parent CK Hutchison nears multi-billion euro mobile mast sale

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CK Hutchison says it is in talks with Cellnex but has yet to decide if and when to proceed.