Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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The Root's One-on-One With Barack Obama

300+Lifehacker / 6min
Because he’s been pretty low-key about it, you might not be aware that a promising politician that we’ve been keeping an eye on released A Promised Land on Tuesday—a book that offers a firsthand account of Barack Obama’s journey to becoming America’s first Black president. Read more...

SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station

5KNYT > Technology / 24min
“Docking confirmed,” the company founded by Elon Musk announced Monday night.

Oppo's X 2021 rollable concept phone expands in your hand

Oppo 2021 Rollable AR
500+Engadget / 59min
TCL and LG have been teasing the idea of an extendable display on smartphones for some time, and now, we finally get to see a working prototype courtesy of a third brand. Today’s Inno Day 2020 event unveiled the Oppo X 2021 concept smartphone, which is all about its “continuously variable OLED display.” With a simple swipe on a button, the phone is able to transform between a regular 6.7-inch siz

Amazon knocks $250 off the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

Engadget / 6min
Almost all of the handsets Samsung announced this year are premium in every way — including price. But Amazon has made it a bit easier to grab the Galaxy S20+ 5G with a new sale that discounts the smartphone by $250, bringing it down to $950. That’s the best price we’ve seen in a while — the lowest it’s ever been was $899 during Amazon Prime Day, but otherwise it’s hovered between $1,000 and $1,2

Upgrade your airport experience this holiday season with 50% off Five Star Service

The Points Guy / 8min
You don’t need to fly business or first class to book American’s Five Star Service this holiday season. You also won’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars. For a limited time, American Airlines is making its Five Star Service available for purchase to all customers at a discounted rate of 50% for families or groups of three or more. This promotion will only be available for travel between Nov.

WhatsApp is introducing a new Read Later function – here's how it'll work

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8min
The new option is an upgrade to Archived Chats, and will make it much more convenient to store conversations.

The Venture Bros.' Future Is Being Worked on by the Head of HBO Max

Gizmodo / 16min
Lynne Ramsay is heading to the world of Stephen King adaptations. Jeffrey Dean Morgan still has hopes for a Negan Walking Dead spinoff. Get a look at Adventure Time ’s return in the opening minutes of Distant Lands: Obsidian . Plus: Javicia Leslie’s new Batwoman drops down for a new teaser. Spoilers now! Read more...

Bud Light put a PC and a projector inside a six-pack, for charity

Engadget / 18min
Anheuser-Busch thinks that the best games console is one that can also store a couple of cans of the cold stuff. The brewery is launching BL6, a gaming PC in the shape of a six-pack with a built-in projector and, naturally, a couple of koozies to keep your light beers cold. Never one to say no to a techy marketing stunt , it’s the latest in a long series of gadgets and gizmos created by the beer

Japanese town makes use of a robot wolf to scare away bears

Popular Mechanics / 20min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Indian billionaire plans on reviving classic UK motorcycle brand

Popular Mechanics / 20min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Baby Yoda lifts off from Earth

Popular Mechanics / 20min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Facebook’s Messenger Kids app redesigned to look more like Messenger

68TechCrunch / 20min
Facebook today is rolling out an updated version of its Messenger Kids app with the goal of making it easier for kids to interact with their friends and family, navigate the app, and personalize their experience with features like custom chat bubble colors. The redesign also gives the kid-friendly app a look-and-feel that’s more like Messenger itself. The updated app does away with the larger, co

Your Thanksgiving Needs More Buttermilk

Lifehacker / 21min
Last night, I had a craving—a craving for the blue box. It was 10 pm, and suddenly I had to have Kraft macaroni and cheese, so I got a pot boiling and dumped the little elbows into the swirling liquid. Read more...

New to points and miles? Why now may be the best time to start

The Points Guy / 23min
Even if you don’t have travel planned soon, I bet you’re still thinking about it. The coronavirus pandemic drastically slowed down travel across the globe, and for U.S. travelers, many countries closed their borders and continue to restrict entry to Americans. But even during a global pandemic, this might be the best time to get into points and miles. From elevated welcome bonuses to hotel promot

Mati reshapes online trust and reputation with a Plaid-like API

100+TechCrunch / 30min
Meet Mati , a startup that recently raised a $13.5 million Series A round to build a digital reputation API that could change the way you interact with online services. Mati uses an API-first approach and lets users seamlessly share pieces of their legal identity. Investors in today’s funding round include Tribe Capital with Arjun Sethi joining the board, Jerry Murdock from Insight Partners, Sima

The cheapest 5G rugged smartphone emerges, with mysterious pins

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 33min
The Oukitel WP10 is a bargain rugged smartphone.

Microsoft debuts mysterious new processor that will define ‘the future of Windows PCs’

Microsoft Pluton Intel
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 33min
Microsoft partners with AMD, Intel, Qualcomm on a new processor that builds security directly into the CPU.

Black Friday camera deal: get a huge 55% off the Canon Zoemini C instant camera

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 33min
The Canon Zoemini C has seen its price slashed by 55% in this zinger of a Black Friday camera deal.

Your Microsoft Teams call might be about to get a whole lot more interesting

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 33min
Microsoft Teams users will soon be able to build and deploy low code apps without leaving the platform.

Dropbox shifts business product focus to remote work with Spaces update

65TechCrunch / 34min
In a September interview at TechCrunch Disrupt , Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston talked about how the pandemic had forced the company to rethink what work means, and how his company is shifting with the new requirements of a work-from-home world. Today, the company announced broad changes to Dropbox Spaces , the product introduced last year, to make it a collaboration and project manageme

JetBlue refreshes Mint biz with new meals, amenity kits, sleep gear and more

The Points Guy / 35min
Believe it or not, it’s been more than six years since JetBlue began offering a premium cabin — the airline first launched lie-flat service between New York-JFK and Los Angeles in 2014. Now, JetBlue Mint is getting a big update — the seats will remain unchanged , arranged in an alternating 2-2 and 1-1 layout, with the latter offering sliding doors for extra privacy. But the food, drinks, amenity

Turn Off Gmail's 'Smart' Features to Avoid Tracking

24Lifehacker / 35min
Google collects data on everything you do while using its products and services. Sometimes this data is sold to advertisers; sometimes it’s used to make it easier to use Google’s products. Read more...

Amazon Pharmacy brings Prime power to medication pricing

SlashGear / 36min
Amazon’s attack on the high street continues, and now it’s your medication in Jeff Bezos’ sights with the launch of Amazon Pharmacy. The new service promises to do for your prescriptions what Prime has already done for, well, just about everything else in your home, with deliveries and a new “prescription savings benefit” for those paying for their drugs without … Continue reading

GoodRx, Walgreens, CVS shares all down on Amazon’s Pharmacy news

Amazon Pharmacy CVS
48TechCrunch / 36min
Consumer healthcare stocks are plummeting this morning on news that Amazon has finally launched its integrated pharmacy service . Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy, a delivery service for prescription medications The news, which could dramatically reshape the healthcare landscape by offering deep discounts on prescription medication and two-day delivery services for Amazon Prime customers, has alre

Hover secures $60M for a 3D imaging platform used to assess and fix properties

Hover Raises Secures $60M
64TechCrunch / 36min
The US property market has proven to be more resilient than you might have assumed it would be in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, and today a startup that’s built a computer vision tool to help owners assess and fix those properties more easily is announcing a significant round of funding as it sees a surge of growth in usage. Hover — which has built a platform that uses eight basic smartpho

Lenovo's Flex 5 Chromebook is $60 off in one-day Amazon sale

Engadget / 39min
If you’re looking for a Chromebook to gift this season, one of our favorites is cheaper than ever in a new Amazon daily deal. Lenovo’s Flex 5 Chromebook has dropped to $350 today only — that’s $60 off its normal price and an all-time low. This deal is part of a larger one-day-only sale on Lenovo laptops, all-in-one desktops and other devices. While many of the AIOs included in the sale are also g

Dropbox's Spaces tool works with more apps and is available to more users

Engadget / 39min
It’s been a bit over a year since Dropbox first introduced the beta of a product it calls Spaces , which was meant to take the concept of a shared folder full of files and bring it into the modern cloud collaboration era. With coronavirus changing the way people work in significant ways, Dropbox says it has accelerated development and is launching a 2.0 version of Spaces today . The service start

Uber's expanded rewards program offers Apple Music and HBO Max perks

Engadget / 39min
Uber’s rewards program is becoming much more flexible than it was back in 2018. The ride- and food-ordering company has overhauled the program to not only let you redeem more often, but choose from a larger pool of options. To start, you no longer have to wait to earn exactly 500 points to claim a perk — you just need enough points to redeem a given reward. You also have six months to redeem a re

Microsoft's Pluton chip upgrades the hardware security of Windows PCs

Microsoft Pluton Intel
Engadget / 39min
The next Windows PC you buy could come with an advanced security co-processor that will protect your data from being stolen by hackers. Building on work it started with the Xbox One, on Tuesday Microsoft announced the existence of Pluton. It’s a new project the company is working on with both AMD and Intel, as well as Qualcomm, to create x86 and ARM CPUs that integrate a dedicated security compon

Pioneer DJ’s new controller supports Rekordbox, Serato and a few new tricks

Engadget / 39min
When buying a new DJ controller, you’re usually stuck with a device locked into one software platform. This has begun to change and Pioneer DJ’s newly launched DDJ-FLX6 is one of the few leading the charge. This model lets you use either Serato DJ Pro or Rekordbox, which is definitely a selling point. In addition, you get a sleek matte black style, a redesigned layout with Nexus system flourishes

MacBook Air M1 review: Faster than most PCs, no fan required

52Engadget / 39min
Apple's new MacBook Air is stunningly fast. It's raring to go the instant you open its lid. Want to browse the web? Watch it load bloated sites faster than you've ever seen on a laptop. Want to play some games? Step back as it blows away every ultraportable, with no fan noise to get in the way. And if you need to take a break, don't worry. It's got enough battery life to last you all day. Using t

Brilliant: New Qatar Airways Student Frequent Flyer Program

21One Mile at a Time / 40min
Usually I find Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club frequent flyer program to be exceedingly uncreative. That’s probably why I didn’t see this initiative coming, because it’s extremely well thought out. Qatar Airways Student Club details Qatar Airways has launched a new program exclusively for students, known as Student Club. As it’s described, the program is intended to offer a range of benefits curate

American Airlines Is Discounting Its Airport Concierge Service And Making It Available To More Passengers

View from the Wing / 44min
American Airlines is making its paid premium airport concierge service available to more passengers, at a lower price: parties of 3 or more receive a 50% discount on their booking. The discount applies when spending miles instead of cash too. This service gets you airport meet and greet and escort through security, to the lounge and from there to the gate (there’s also service for connections and

American Airlines Re-Opens Three More Admirals Clubs

View from the Wing / 44min
Three more Admirals Clubs have re-opened - Tampa, Raleigh, and Orange County - joining 21 clubs that had already re-opened. (Two additional airports have service centers to assist Admirals Club members with their travel, Pittsburgh and Atlanta.) That brings the total list of re-opened clubs to 24 across 20 airports. Continue reading ...

The 4 Best GPS Running and Multi-Sport Watches

How-To Geek / 44min
What’s the point of going for a run or a bike ride without tracking every performance metric you can? Seriously, if someone could explain why you’d do that to the exercise-mad team here at Review Geek, that’d be great; we can’t leave the house without hitting “Start Workout” on our GPS watches. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Uninstall an Application on Windows 10

How-To Geek / 44min
If you’re running Windows 10 and you don’t need an application anymore, you might want to uninstall it. There are several ways to do it, depending on what type of app it is. Here’s how to uninstall a program in Windows. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The MacBook Air Was a Fine Laptop, but Apple's M1 Chip Makes It an Extraordinary One

Gizmodo / 45min
The MacBook hasn’t changed much in recent years. Every generation gets a slight spec bump but otherwise looks and performs pretty much the same as the one before it. The new MacBook Air is not a radical departure in terms of laptop design, but underneath the hood, this thing is wildly different from every other… Read more...

Hands-on with the Apple M1—a seriously fast x86 competitor

33Ars Technica / 54min
Enlarge / Apple's new octa-core ARM big/little CPU is putting its high performance x86 competition on notice. (credit: Apple) There's a lot of understandable excitement around Apple's ARM-powered devices right now. And we've got traditional reviews of those devices and their ecosystems , for Apple fans and the Apple-curious. This is not one of those reviews—though reviews are coming imminently fo

Astrobotic teams with Bosch and WiBotic to give its Moon rovers wireless charging and smarts to find power stations

72TechCrunch / 54min
Lunar exploration startup Astrobotic is working on developing ultra-fast wireless charging technology for its CubeRover shoebox-sized lunar robotic explorers. The project, which is funded by NASA’s Tipping Point program with a $5.8 million award, will tap Seattle-based wireless charging startup WiBotic for expertise in high-speed, short-range wireless power, and brings in Bosch to assist with dev

Apple's New MacBook Air With M1 Is a Huge Leap Forward

Apple New Air M1 Mac
81Wired / 54min
Ditching Intel has removed the shackles from the $999 laptop, unleashing a force to be reckoned with.

How to Reduce (but Not Eliminate) Covid Risk at Gatherings

72Wired / 55min
With a surge in cases, there is no safe way to travel or gather for Thanksgiving or Christmas. But if you must, here are some ways to lower your risk.

Microsoft's Making a Secure PC Chip—With Intel and AMD's Help

Microsoft Pluton Intel
100+Wired / 54min
The Pluton security processor will give the software giant an even more prominent role in locking down Windows hardware.

These Rare Seeds Escaped Syria's War—to Help Feed the World

88Wired / 54min
Conflict forced scientists to abandon a gene bank, but not before duplicating their last remnants of essential crops in the Svalbard vault on a remote Arctic island.

The Adorable, Against-All-Odds Charm of Zoo Tycoon

52Wired / 54min
A thriving community of fans swap stories, strategies, and their own zoos every day—and keep this 2001 game alive in the most heartwarming way.

Waze brings Amazon Music into its app

20Mashable / 57min
Waze has added yet another music service to its app with the integration of Amazon Music. The navigation app announced the new inclusion on Tuesday, with Amazon's music streaming service set to roll out to all Waze apps immediately. Instead of dangerously switching between apps while driving, users can now use Amazon Music within the Waze app while continuing to get directions. It's the latest au

MacBook Air (late 2020) review: The one with Apple Silicon inside

20Mashable / 57min
After a 15-year-long relationship that saw Intel chips powering Macs, Apple recently broke things off to branch out independently. And what's come of that split is the first MacBook Air to feature the company's very own in-house chip: the M1 . Now, I know what you may be thinking — didn't Apple just come out with a MacBook Air? Yes, yes it did . Consider that one Intel's swan song for Mac. Even t

The complexity of sending sounds to (and from) space

21Mashable / 57min
Communication with astronauts in space is vital, whether it's during travel, when they're doing experiments on the International Space Station, or just want to chat. It's also pretty tricky. That's the topic of the latest episode of Twenty Thousand Hertz , where host Dallas Taylor speaks with International Space Station commander Peggy Whitson, NASA audio engineer Alexandria Perryman, and astroph

The new Mac mini: The revival of the no-compromise low-cost Mac

60TechCrunch / 59min
There’s nothing small about the latest Mac mini. Never mind the Mac mini’s tiny size or low price. This diminutive desktop is a revolution for most users, thanks to Apple’s new chipset. Called the M1, this chip platform replaces the Intel CPU long found at the heart of Apple’s desktop and portable computers, and the results are impressive. Using the M1 Mac mini feels like using a new iPad or iPho

MacBook Air M1 review: The right Apple Silicon Mac for most

56TechCrunch / 59min
Reviewing hardware is an act of minutia. Occasionally something new or potentially earth-shattering comes along, but on the whole, it’s about chipping away. Documenting small, gradual changes designed to keep product lines fresh and — if you play your cards right — differentiating yourself from the competition. Apple’s as guilty of this as anyone, of course. That’s just the nature of a 12 to 24-m

Levels raises $12M from a16z and others to bring its biowearable to market

Levels Raises $12M A16Z
48TechCrunch / 59min
Levels today is announcing a large seed round to help bring its biowearable metabolic sensor to market. The innovative platform pairs continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with an impressive software suite to provide the wearer with deep insights about their health. The company’s founders strongly feel that this approach helps users close the loop between food, exercise and well-being. Levels provi

Instagram expands new ‘Guides’ feature to all users

44TechCrunch / 59min
Earlier this year, Instagram launched a new feature called “Guides,” which allowed creators to share tips, resources and other longer-form content in a dedicated tab on their user profiles. Initially, Instagram limited Guides to a select group of creators who were publishing content focused on mental health and well-being. Today, the company says it’s making the format available to all users, and

Google updates Maps with more COVID info and finally launches its Assistant driving mode

Google Maps COVID Transit
56TechCrunch / 59min
Google today announced an update to Google Maps that includes a number of new COVID-related features, as well as the ability to see the live status of your takeout or delivery orders, as well as the launch of the long-expected new Assistant driving mode. In addition, the company shared a few new stats around Google Maps today. The company says that it makes 50 million updates to Maps each day now

Microsoft reveals Pluton, a custom security chip built into Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors

Microsoft Pluton Intel
73TechCrunch / 59min
For the past two years, some of the world’s biggest chip makers have battled a series of hardware flaws, like Meltdown and Spectre , which made it possible — though not easy — to pluck passwords and other sensitive secrets directly from their processors. The chip makers rolled out patches , but required the companies to rethink how they approach chip security. Now, Microsoft thinks it has the ans

Cato Network snags $130M Series E on $1B valuation as cloud wide area networking thrives

Shlomo Kramer Cato SASE
96TechCrunch / 59min
Cato Networks has spent the last five years building a cloud-based wide area network that lets individuals connect to network resources regardless of where they are. When the pandemic hit, and many businesses shifted to work from home, it was the perfect moment for technology like this. Today, the company was rewarded with a $130 million Series E investment on $1 billion valuation. Lightspeed Ven

Amazon Pharmacy delivers discount prescriptions to Prime members

Amazon Pharmacy CVS
44Engadget / 59min
Amazon is launching Amazon Pharmacy , a new business offering two-day prescription drug delivery for Prime users. The service is designed to make purchasing and refilling prescriptions as simple as any other purchase, and all from within the same app. It’s been built on the back of PillPack , a company Amazon bought in 2018 , although Amazon will not pre-sort doses in the way PillPack does. Amazo

TikTok's parental controls can now block search terms, users and hashtags

TikTok Parental Controls
40Engadget / 59min
TikTok is adding a number of new tools to its suite of parental controls that enable caregivers to help protect their kids while they’re tikking and tokking. The new features include the ability to block specific search terms, users and hashtags, as well as limiting who can comment on their clips. More importantly, adults can limit the discoverability of the content, keeping it for friends rather

Twitter brings disappearing ‘fleets’ to everyone

Twitter Fleets Stories
38Engadget / 59min
Twitter is making ephemeral content an official part of its app. Fleets, the Stories-like feature it began testing in March , will now be rolling out to all Twitter users, the company announced . Fleets, named because it’s meant for “fleeting” thoughts, are more like an Instagram Story than a typical tweet. You can start a post with a block of text, a photo, GIF or, yes, a tweet. Fleets posted by

The Morning After: Oppo's concept phone has a rollable OLED screen

33Engadget / 59min
Monday provided good news/bad news updates for cord-cutters, as Hulu with live TV got more expensive , but HBO Max is finally available on Amazon’s Fire TV platform . Streamers are still waiting for Peacock to officially launch on Fire TV and for HBO Max to hit Roku, but this is a start. For those seeking value at a higher price point, word came down that Tesla will end sales of the $35,000 Model

Stadia players can now send messages to each other

56Engadget / 59min
Google hasn’t given up on its video game streaming service. In a blog post , the company announced a slew of small but welcome features that are rolling out now to Stadia. The biggest addition is messaging — that’s right, simple text-based messages — with friends and party members. The feature started rolling out last week , but now it’s available in every region that Stadia currently supports. I

Google Maps no longer has to guess how crowded your transit line is

Google Maps COVID Transit
66Engadget / 59min
These days, finding out when a public space or subway car is crowded isn’t just for convenience, it could potentially save lives. That’s why Google is talking up its Maps update which now offers real-time crowding information for your local transit line . In addition, the company says that it’s now providing timing information for 20 million venues worldwide to help you avoid big crowds. Google h

XPrize's latest challenge wants AI to better predict COVID-19 transmission rates

38Engadget / 59min
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only led to the loss of lives, but also to the loss of livelihoods worldwide as businesses close due to necessary lockdowns. It’s had major economic impact across industries, and experts believe the world will continue feeling it for years to come, even after vaccines become available. It’s still unclear when a vaccine will come out, though, and local economies need t

Lego’s next Mario sets make it easier to build the course of your dreams

48Engadget / 59min
The brick-building masters at Lego are almost ready to launch their next wave of Mario-themed sets. Today, the Danish giant announced the Master Your Adventure Maker Set, which makes it easier for people to build their dream course. It contains a new start pipe that offers “increased rewards” in exchange for a shorter timer, according to a Lego press release. There’s also some basic baddies and a

Astronomers outline revival plan for a massive telescope on the moon

SlashGear / 1h
A group of astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin believe that reviving an old NASA plan from a decade ago could solve a problem other telescopes are unable to tackle. The astronomers believe that the massive telescope would be able to study the first stars in the universe. Researchers in the project say that the James Webb Space … Continue reading

TikTok adds tougher parental controls

TikTok Parental Controls
100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The app lets adults limit what children can search for and prevent strangers from seeing activity.

Shoppers warned against buying cheap electronics online

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Some third-party sellers on Amazon, Wish and eBay are selling "extremely dangerous items".

Cathay Pacific Permanently Drops Washington DC, Newark, Seattle Routes – And Others

22View from the Wing / 1h
The Cathay Pacific route map is about to get much smaller as the Hong Kong-based oneworld airline permanently drops 7 destinations, including three to the U.S. Continue reading ...

Twitter launches its own version of Stories, calls it Fleets

Twitter Fleets Stories
40Mashable / 1h
Twitter's got a new feature, and it'll probably sound familiar. It's called Fleets, a new tool that lets you write text, post photos, videos, or add earlier tweets into a little visual info-nugget that disappears after 24 hours. So, pretty much exactly the same as Instagram Stories, which themselves are a rip-off of Snapchat Stories. Frankly, we're surprised it took Twitter this long to launch th

Ponzi Scheme Suspect Flees FBI Using Handheld Sea Scooter, Fails Miserably

25Gizmodo / 1h
Federal agents arrested Matthew Piercey near Redding, California, on Monday over an alleged $35 million Ponzi scheme, but Piercey didn’t surrender quietly. The suspect reportedly fled FBI agents in a truck before jumping out, getting something out of his vehicle, and hiding in the freezing water of Lake Shasta for 25… Read more...

How Fast is Your CPU, and How Does It Stack Up To Others?

How-To Geek / 1h
Ever noticed how paper and flyer based computer sales ads focus on the speed of the processor? The truth is, the speed is only a single factor in overall CPU performance! Discover how fast your CPU really is. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How Backward Compatible Is the PlayStation 5?

How-To Geek / 1h
The PlayStation 5 introduces some big improvements over the previous generation, while maintaining compatibility with most PS4 games. Unfortunately “most” isn’t “all,” so here’s what you need to know about playing older games on your PS5. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Tools for Building Your Own Desktop PC

How-To Geek / 1h
All you need to build a modern desktop computer is a screwdriver. That’s it. But if you want an easier or safer time of it, there are a few simple tools you can add on top to make things go smoothly. Once you have your parts selected and you know the fairly simple steps to take, you’ll be ready to go. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What’s New in Chrome 87, Available Today

69How-To Geek / 1h
Google has added more solid updates to its popular browser with the release of Chrome 87. Along with the usual developer goodies, Chrome 87 includes a brand new PDF viewer, more performance updates, and fresh wallpapers for Chrome OS. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Popular Mac developer launches VPN service

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Developed by MacPaw, ClearVPN is a customizable service for iOS, macOS, Android and Windows devices.

PayPal and Venmo QR code payment option now available at CVS

CVS PayPal Venmo QR
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
CVS is first to offer QR code payment option at its checkouts across the US.

Wahoo takes on Garmin with its first GPS fitness tracker, the Elemnt Rival

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Wahoo is moving out of its comfort zone with a new watch for runners, cyclists and triathletes.

PS5 launch-day stock will be available at Amazon UK, says the retailer

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Amazon EU has sent out emails to prospective buyers that there will be PS5 units available to buy when it launches November 19 in the UK.

The best headphones of 2020 return to their lowest price thanks to early Black Friday deal

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Save big on the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones with this brilliant early Black Friday deal.

5G to create 23 trillion pound consumer market

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Ericsson says its research demonstrates the consumer revenue opportunities of 5G.

These are the five best Black Friday broadband deals so far - Virgin, BT and more

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Looking for Black Friday broadband deals? They're already here and these are the top five options so far.

Black Friday gaming deals are already dropping at HP on Omen desktops and peripherals

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Don't miss HP's Black Friday flash sale - it's only on for another day but has great gaming deals to check out.

PS5’s Rest mode is reportedly corrupting save data and causing persistent crashes

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The PS5’s Rest mode is experiencing a host of technical issues, from hard crashing to wiping users’ save data.

Cathay Pacific Permanently Cuts Three US Routes

100+One Mile at a Time / 1h
The pandemic is causing many airlines to rethink their strategies when it comes to network planning, fleet decisions, and more. Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to make permanent cuts to its route network, as it has revealed plans to eliminate seven routes. Cathay Pacific eliminating seven routes Danny Lee of the South China Morning Post quotes an internal Cathay Pacific memo, which confirms

Lufthansa Cuts Free Food & Drinks In Economy, Introduces Buy On Board

400+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Well, I guess this is about as good of a time as any to make a negative change that was probably going to happen eventually anyway… Buy on board coming to Lufthansa in 2021 It has just been announced that in the near future, Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian will eliminate free food and drinks in short and medium haul economy, instead replacing this with a buy on board menu . This won’t apply in bus

How airline route maps may continue to change in 2021 and beyond

The Points Guy / 1h
Mandatory mask policies. Blocked middle seats . Massive flight cuts. The coronavirus has upended nearly everything about the way airlines operate these days. But beyond service cuts , social distancing and new cabin cleaning protocols, the pandemic has also forced the airlines to rethink not only how they fly, but where they fly — with international routes slashed and domestic routes rejiggered.

I burned 322,121 points and I’m not leaving home — here’s why

The Points Guy / 1h
Points and miles give savvy travelers unmatched flexibility. Yes, you need to find award space, but making cancellations and changes to trips is much easier when you’ve booked your flight with miles. And if this year has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a premium on flexibility. I’ve always believed in having a diverse mix of points. As I noted at the start of the year, I’ve got 19 credit ca

Allegiant adds 2 new cities in 15-route expansion

The Points Guy / 1h
Allegiant is adding two cities to its route map, part of 15-route expansion that will be announced Tuesday. The budget carrier will make its biggest debut at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County California. Allegiant will begin service there on Feb. 12, when it launches the first of eight routes from the Los Angeles-area airport. Allegiant also will add new service to Spokane, Washington — whi

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon docks with the International Space Station for first operational mission

NASA SpaceX Crew Dragon
64TechCrunch / 1h
SpaceX’s astronaut-ferrying Crew Dragon spacecraft is now docked to the International Space Station in Earth’s orbit, marking the successful completion of the first phase of its inaugural operational mission. Dragon was certified for human spaceflight earlier this month by NASA after having completed the development and testing program with a successful human demonstration flight earlier in 2020.

2021 Toyota Mirai: All-new Japanese FCEV has coupe styling and rear-drive platform

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The 2021 Toyota Mirai FCEV is entering the market with fresh styling and a sportier attitude. First seen in 2014 as Toyota’s first production hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the all-new Mirai addresses the shortcomings of its predecessor with a higher estimated driving range, rear-wheel-drive dynamics, a five-seater cabin, and a host of standard tech and safety features. For the … Continue r

After 12,523 replacements, Feds investigate Tesla Media Control Unit failures

39Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images/Jonathan Gitlin) Is one of Tesla's infotainment systems defective by design? That's a question the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hopes to answer. It has started an engineering analysis after hundreds of customer complaints of bricked systems resulted in a preliminary investigation in June . NHTSA thinks it knows what the problem is: an 8GB eMMC NAND

Construction rental startup YardLink raises funding from Speedinvest

Construction YardLink
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YardLink allows construction companies to obtain critical equipment faster than traditional equipment rental companies. It’s now raised a £1.7m seed round, bringing the total it’s raised to date to £2.4m. The round was led by Speedinvest Network Effects, with participation from FJ Labs. Construction sites often have to hire equipment, but the centralized nature of the traditional hire market mean

EdgeQ raises $51 million to fuse AI compute and 5G within a single chip

Edgeq Raises 5G AI
100+TechCrunch / 1h
5G. Edge. Open. Programmable. AI. No, it’s not bingo at your local silicon chip enthusiast meetup, and no, I am not trying to game Google’s search algorithms (well, maybe just a bit). Rather, it’s a combination of technologies that are predicted to become critical for the future of the internet of things across industries as diverse as shipping and security. One way to get all these technologies

Twitter rolls out Stories, aka ‘Fleets,’ to all users; will also test a Clubhouse rival

Twitter Fleets Stories
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Twitter this morning is launching its own version of Stories — aka “Fleets” — to its global user base. The product, which allows users to post ephemeral content that disappears in 24 hours, had already rolled out to select markets including Brazil, India, Italy, South Korea, and most recently, Japan . The company, in a press briefing on Monday, also revealed its plans to test an audio-based socia

TikTok expands parental controls to include search, commenting, and account privacy

TikTok Parental Controls
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TikTok today announced it’s expanding its parental control feature set known as Family Pairing to give parents additional tools to manage various aspects of their teen’s account as well as their privacy on the social video platform. The new tools will allow parents to set their teen’s account to private, control whether their Liked Videos are visible to others, control who can comment on the teen

Surging homegrown talent and VC spark Italy’s tech renaissance

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As Italy reinstates many COVID-19 restrictions, the country’s tech ecosystem is watching and waiting to see what the wider effects of the emergency will be. Italy’s ecosystem for tech venture capital and startups has been in development for years and has made decent strides in the last decade. Will the coronavirus stymie their efforts? Put off by high taxes and paperwork in their home country, ma

Twentyeight Health partners with Healthify to expand its reproductive and sexual health services

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Targeting the population that’s most underserved with new treatment options has been part of the mission fro Twentyeight Health since its launch. Now a new partnership with the venture-backed startup, Healthify , means that the company will be able to expand its reach. Healthify works with managed care organizations and case workers to integrate social determinants of health into the healthcare s

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition is ready to get dirty

SlashGear / 2h
GMC has announced a new version of its 2021 Canyon mid-sized pickup aimed at fans of off-roading. The vehicle is called the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition, and it’s designed to enhance the standard Canyon AT4’s capabilities. GMC says the Off-Road Performance Edition provides an improved approach angle, enhanced maneuverability, and underbody protection for the vehicle’s critical

Tiny version of USS Voyager sheds light on physics of microswimmers

54Ars Technica / 2h
Voyager Enlarge / SEM image of a 3D-printed microscopic version of the USS Voyager , a fictional Intrepid class starship from the Star Trek franchise. Studying such objects could lead to tiny robots for targeted drug delivery, among other applications. (credit: R.P. Doherty et al/Soft Matter) Physicists at Leiden University in the Netherlands have created a 3D-printed microscopic version of the U

A history of Intel vs. AMD desktop performance, with CPU charts galore

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Enlarge / Spoiler: When it comes to performance over the years, Intel is the slow and steady tortoise to AMD's speedy-but-intermittent hare. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) The comment wars between Intel and AMD fans have been hot for the last few release cycles, with a lot of digital ink spilled about which company has—or has not—improved significantly over the years. There's been no sho

Black Friday TV deals offer some really big TVs for cheap

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We knew this year's Black Friday TV deals would be good when Best Buy devoted 10 pages of its ad scan — including the entire first page — to TVs. The battle of the cheapest TV will always be a marker of Black Friday. One of Walmart's biggest prizes this year is a 55-inch 4K Roku TV for $148, which adds an extra five inches of screen for the same price as last year's big 50-inch TV deal. But mid-s

Extra Crunch Live: Join Bessemer’s Byron Deeter for a live Q&A today at 12pm PT/3pm ET

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Byron Deeter’s portfolio includes Twilio, DocuSign, Box, Canva, Intercom, SendGrid and many more. He is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced SaaS and cloud investors in the biz, which is why Alex Wilhelm and I are more than thrilled to lead a live Q&A with Deeter on today’s forthcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live . Deeter co-authors Bessemer Venture Partners’ 10 Laws of Cloud Computing

Belkin unveils new Qi-Certified wireless charging solutions

SlashGear / 2h
Belkin has unveiled new wireless chargers aimed directly at iPhone users that will work for any Qi-certified smartphone. The first is called the Boostcharge TrueFreedom Pro Wireless Charger. Belkin says that the new charging products were designed and engineered in-house and are competitively priced. The cool thing about the TrueFreedom Pro is that it has 16 charging coils inside, allowing … Cont

Marcus Rashford launches book club for kids to promote literacy

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Marcus Rashford is a true inspiration. Not only has the Manchester United footballer successfully lobbied the UK government twice regarding free school meals for children — and got them to U-turn on their decisions twice — he's now launching a book club for kids. Rashford is partnering with publisher Macmillan Children’s Books to promote reading and literacy to children across the UK. The Marcus

Pathologic Hits Different During a Real Pandemic

96Wired / 2h
One of the first quests in the 2005 survival game is to prove to the people in charge that a pandemic is real, so that they'll do something about it.

Death, Love, and the Solace of a Million Motorcycle Parts

60Wired / 2h
To cope with the uncertainty and sadness around my mother-in-law’s death, I set about building a four-cylinder superbike.

OpenPhone rings up $14 million to put your work phone in an app

OpenPhone $14M CV Phone
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Communication tools are evolving quickly. We have all kinds of social media for our personal lives, Slack for chatting with our coworkers, Discord for gaming and other communities, and Zoom and FaceTime for when we want to look someone (almost) in the eyes. But the business phone has been mostly stuck in the past. OpenPhone wants to change that. The company, which today announced the close of a $

Harvard study finds big benefits to 12-minute bursts of exercise

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A new study from the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has been published, and it found short bursts of physical exercise can have a significant impact on health. The research team describes in their paper that about 12 minutes of acute cardiopulmonary exercise affected more than 80 percent of circulating metabolites. Short bursts of exercise also impacted pathways linked to

It’s really hard to determine which policies control COVID efficiently

64Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / In response to a surge in cases, Germany ordered restaurants to switch to delivery/takeout only. (credit: Picture Alliance/Getty Images ) Nobody wants to go back under heavy social restrictions. But the surging case numbers are causing many countries to put in place targeted lockdowns and other limits to try to get the pandemic back under control—a move that has sparked a backlash in a

New study suggests eating too many eggs could lead to type-2 diabetes

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Porsche unveils a number of unseen hypercars

Popular Mechanics / 3h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Giraffe360, a robotic camera for real estate, raises $4.5M from LAUNCHub and Hoxton Ventures

Giraffe360 Ventures
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Giraffe360 has a robotic camera, combined with a subscription service, which enables real estate agents and brokers to generate high-resolution photos of properties, floor plans and virtual tours easily. It’s now raised $4.5M in a funding round led by LAUNCHub Ventures and Hoxton Ventures. Also participating is HCVC (Hardware Club), alongside existing investor Change Ventures. The startup is lean

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392: Return of the King

SlashGear / 3h
Back in July, Jeep unveiled the Wrangler 392 concept at the same time that Ford was introducing the all-new Bronco. And now, the concept is a production reality with the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. Jeep fans have long been clamoring for a V8-powered Wrangler since the last one came under AMC in 1972. After a lengthy wait, the original … Continue reading

Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy, a delivery service for prescription medications

Amazon Pharmacy CVS
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A little over two years after its $753 million acquisition of the prescription medicine delivery service Pillpack , Amazon has finally launched Amazon Pharmacy , its online and mobile prescription medication ordering and fulfillment service. Using a secure pharmacy profile, customers can add their insurance information, manage prescriptions and choose payment options all through Amazon’s service.

The Few, the Tired, the Open Source Coders

80Wired / 3h
The open source movement runs on the heroic efforts of not enough people doing too much work. They need help.

Wish List 2020: 45 Gift Ideas for Your Social Bubble and Beyond

64Wired / 3h
From a modern-classic electric guitar to a wire-free VR headset, here are 45 options for spreading joy—and not Covid.

Happy Little Instagram Feeds Don't Work in 2020

68Wired / 3h
My Instagram feed remains as artsy and overfiltered as ever, an infinite grid of happy little squares. This, in 2020, is crisis-level denialism.

The Art That Defied the Last Four, Terrible Years

88Wired / 3h
My mind has slipped anxiously off books and movies since 2016. But as the credits roll on 2020, I’m ready to look back.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docks with the ISS

NASA SpaceX Crew Dragon
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SpaceX and NASA successfully launched the first commercial crew mission on Sunday, November 15, at 7:27 PM. At that time, the Falcon 9 rocket headed into orbit with the Crew Dragon and for astronauts aboard. NASA has announced that the Groom Dragon Resilience successfully docked with the ISS at 11:01 PM EST Monday. With the successful docking of the Resilience, … Continue reading

India’s insurance platform Turtlemint raises $30 million

India Turtlemint GC
76TechCrunch / 4h
Turtlemint, an Indian startup that is helping consumers identify and purchase the most appropriate insurance policies for them, has raised $30 million in a new financing round as it looks to reach more users in small cities and towns in the world’s second largest internet market. The new round, the five-year-old Mumbai-headquartered startup’s Series D, was led by GGV Capital . American Family Ven

Spacemaker, AI software for urban development, is acquired by Autodesk for $240M

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Autodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, has acquired Norway’s Spacemaker , a startup that has developed AI-supported software for urban development. The price of the acquisition is $240 million in a mostly all-cash deal. Spacemaker’s VC backers include European firms Atomico and Northzone, which co-led the company’s $25 mill

Lego expands its Super Mario world with customization tools, new Mario power-ups, and more characters

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Lego’s partnership with Nintendo delivered a pretty awesome debut earlier this year with the interactive Lego Super Mario Starter Course, and now it’s following that up with additional sets designed to complement the first. These include a new ‘Master Your Adventure Maker Set,’ which adds customization options by tweaking Lego Mario’s response via three new bricks, and a new way to shuffle the ru

Digital freight forwarder Forto raises another $50M, in round led by Inven Capital

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Forto , a digital freight forwarder which has experienced a boom during the pandemic, has raised another $50 million in funding. This takes its total investment to $73 million after it raised $23m in debt financing from the European Investment Bank this year. It’s now raised $126 million in total, since its launch in 2016. The round was led by Inven Capital, a growth fund out of the Czech Republi

Walmart's final Black Friday ad casually has the AirPods Pro for $169

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The elusive beast that is Walmart isn't following the calendar when it comes to Black Friday this year. We've known for a while now that the monster big box store was switching up its Black Friday strategy — the new strategy being to treat the entire month of November as Black Friday. Instead of a single ad scan advertising items that will go on sale near Thanksgiving, Walmart dispersed a ton of

This giant coral reef is taller than the Empire State Building

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A research team onboard a Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) ship discovered a giant detached reef in the Great Barrier Reef, just off Cape York, Australia. The team used an underwater robot to explore and 3D map the reef, as well as the vast ecosystem it supports. Read more... More about Australia , Skyscraper , Great Barrier Reef , Coral Reef , and Science

This DIY game console will help teach kids electronics and programming

46Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Keep your young one entertained with a Nibble, the educational DIY game console , for $67.96, a 15% savings as of Nov. 17. Black Friday isn't just for stocking up on kitchenware . It's also a great time to stock up on educational items — or you know, video games disguised as educational items. Ahead of Black Friday, you can use the promo code SAVE15NOV to get 15% off Nibble, the educationa

Save over 50% on a 10-pack of 6-foot Apple Lightning cables

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TL;DR: Never be without an iPhone charger again with this pack of Apple lightning cables , on sale for $49.99 as of Nov. 17. Constantly losing (or breaking) your Lightning cables? Just get a pack already. Each cord in this convenient ten-pack of Lightning cables is over six feet long, so you'll no longer have to stay ultra-close to the outlet in order to use your device as it charges. Plus, they'

Mashable writer's debut YA novel about esports gets snazzy cover and juicy excerpt

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When not churning out killer TV, film, and game reviews for this website every day, Mashable's Senior Entertainment Reporter Alexis Nedd wrote a book. Don't Hate the Player is Nedd's (feels weird not to call her Alexis) debut novel via Bloomsbury, about the high-stakes world of competitive esports and two players from opposing teams who fall in love. Sounds like a book we'd extremely read, and a

Learn to build 20 different websites from scratch with this course

32Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Get started on the fundamentals of web development with this Complete Web Developer Course , on sale for $14.99 as of Nov. 17. Web development is one of those professions that is in demand pretty much all the time. But while website builders are plentiful, business owners are still looking for web wizards who can craft them a page that stands out from the pack. You can be that wizard and p

OPPO X1 rollable concept phone, AR Glasses lead company’s future vision

Oppo 2021 Rollable AR
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Although it is only recently that OPPO’s name became more familiar around the world, the company has long been making innovations in the smartphone space, including some rather unconventional form factors. Those include the OPPO N1’s rotating camera as well as the more recent OPPO Find X’s pop-up top. These days, however, nothing says “unconventional” more than foldables, swivables, and … Continu

QubeStove Pizza Oven and Stove in One Review

SlashGear / 5h
Here at SlashGear, we cover a ton of technological innovations that help improve the quality of life but not all innovations come as gadgets, cars, or cameras. Some of the best new things in life take traditional tools and sprinkle some human ingenuity on top to give modern life some pizzazz. Like this new QubeStove two in one pizza oven … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy A12 spotted on Geekbench with MediaTek SoC

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The Samsung Galaxy A12 has been spotted on geek bench database which reveals the key specs of the device.

PUBG Mobile introduces lightweight version for Android

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PUBG Mobile now has a new feature called lightweight installation which brings down the minimum installation size to 610MB and thus easier to get onto the smartphone

Huawei sells youth brand over tech restrictions

100+BBC News - Technology / 6h
The Chinese communications firm said Honor had been under pressure to find suppliers.

Maisie Williams asks about Bitcoin. Memefest ensues, and Elon Musk joins the party.

Twitter Stories DPO
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Maisie Williams – also known as Arya Stark, daughter of Lady Catelyn and Lord Eddard, acolyte of the Faceless Men, you know the one – is considering buying some bitcoins. On Monday, she asked her Twitter followers whether she should "go long on bitcoin" (going long, in traders' lingo, means betting that bitcoin's value will go up). Of course, this little poll caused an onslaught of memes and one-

Universal’s latest theater deal brings some movies to streaming faster

50Engadget / 6h
Universal Pictures has forged a partnership with Cinemark to make theatrical exclusivity more realistic in the midst of a pandemic. Back in July, the movie studio struck a similar deal with AMC, which will make films available much earlier through streaming/video-on-demand services. The terms with Cinemark’s are a bit different, though. Their agreement requires 17 days of theatrical exclusivity f

Apple Mac Mini South Africa: Pricing, availability

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Pre-orders of the new Apple Mac Mini have opened in South Africa through the iStore

DStv finally replaces "Catch Up" with new category system

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DStv are pushing to make their online and app platforms as accessible and user-friendly as their decoders

Cooper raises $2M to build a professional network centered on introductions

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In a period of social distancing, making new professional connections feels harder than ever. So Amsterdam-based Cooper is building a network that’s all about making and receiving introductions. “Everything that happens in the network is based on on the foundation of introductions,” CEO Robert Gaal told me. “You should never get an unwanted message, and there’s no such thing as a connection reque

Indonesian telecom network Telkomsel invests $150 million in Gojek

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Telkomsel, Indonesia’s biggest telecom network, has invested $150 million in ride-hailing firm Gojek, the two companies said on Tuesday. As part of the “strategic partnership,” the two firms said they will explore a “broad range of collaboration opportunities” to reach millions of Indonesians. Since 2018, Gojek and Telkomsel have maintained a deal to subsidize the cost of mobile data consumed by

Realme X7 and X7 Pro launch in India will be early 2021

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The Realme X7 series will launch in India in early 2021, bringing 5G to the mid-range with MediaTek Dimensity chipsets.

This could be our first look at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy M12's design

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Samsung Galaxy M12 budget smartphone is expected to launch in early 2021. Here's the first look of the device.

PingCAP, the open-source developer behind TiDB, closes $270 million Series D

Pingcap Open Source TiDB
100+TechCrunch / 8h
PingCAP , the open-source software developer best known for NewSQL database TiDB, has raised a $270 million Series D. TiDB handles hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP), and is aimed at high-growth companies, including payment and e-commerce services, that need to handle increasingly large amounts of data. The round’s lead investors were GGV Capital, Access Technology Ventures, An

Digital electricity supplier Tibber closes $65M Series B led by Eight Roads, Balderton

Digital Tibber Eight
2KTechCrunch / 8h
Tibber , a ‘digital electricity’ supplier which uses AI to switch around power for houses based on their predicted levels of consumption – has closed a $65 million Series B round led by Eight Roads Ventures and Balderton Capital, with participation from existing investors including San Francisco-based Founders Fund, which invested last year . Alongside equity, Tibber secured working capital fundi

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy Z Fold FE appear in leaked Samsung 2021 lineup

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and Z Fold FE could accompany the rumored Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 phones according to new leak.

Heard of Zoom Dysmorphia? It is driving video chat users towards facial care

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Spending extra time on digital platforms may very well be affecting self-image of individuals and push them for facial remedies, according to a new research.

Airbnb plans public share sale despite pandemic

100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
The filing by the home rental web site offers a closer look at the loss-making firm's finances.

Radio France Internationale publishes obituaries of people still alive

1KBBC News - Technology / 9h
Public radio station RFI says a "technical problem" meant the obituaries were published prematurely.

Hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko takes over as Twitter's head of security

88Engadget / 9h
Twitter has named a new head of security a few months after the website had to deal with the Bitcoin hack that compromised a number of high-profile accounts. The company hired Peiter Zatko, more widely known by his hacker name “Mudge,” to lead its security efforts. According to CNBC , he’s expected to take over after a 45- to 60-day review of the platform’s current measures and practices, and he’

Elon Musk's personal fortune rockets after eventful week

300+BBC News - Technology / 9h
The billionaire has had an eventful few days and now Tesla is to be included in a major US index.

Huawei confirms sale of Honor - Here’s what it means for both the brands

Huawei Honor US Shenzhen
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Huawei has officially confirmed that the Honor sub-brand has been sold off and will no longer be involved in its management.

Find all the best Black Friday deals in the Amazon Gaming Store

Amazon Black Friday
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TL;DR: Discover products, events, deals, and more in the Amazon Store dedicated to gamers. There are absolutely loads of deals that drop around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it can be difficult to keep up. We can help you to find some of the best deals, but we can't always be there to back you up. We're sorry, but you need to learn to fly solo. Fortunately, there are plenty of online retaile

Build your brand with this stacked Instagram and marketing bundle

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The 2020 Ultimate Instagram Influencer and Marketing Bundle is on sale for £26.51 as of Nov. 17, saving you 97% on list price. Everyone thinks becoming an Instagram influencer is pure luck. As it turns out, that's not the case at all. From advertising products and creating original content to knowing the best time to post and how to write a caption, growing your Instagram following takes a

Learn to handle big data with this certification bundle

20Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The 2020 Master Microsoft Excel & Power BI Certification Bundle is on sale for £26.52 as of Nov. 17, saving you 97% on list price. "Data science" seems to be all the rage these days. The buzzword sounds super fancy, but when you actually break it down, it's just the ability to wrangle big data, break it down, and use it to make decisions. From self-driving cars in the automotive industries

Get Amazon Music Unlimited for free when you buy the latest Echo Dot

Amazon Black Friday
20Mashable / 9h
SAVE 49%: Get six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free when you purchase the Echo Dot (4th Gen) for £49.99 on Amazon. Amazon has started strongly this Black Friday, and it has already launched plenty of impressive deals on pretty much everything, including its own devices. You can now get six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free when you purchase the Echo Dot (4th Gen) for £49.99 on Ama

Install the Amazon App to claim a £10 discount code for Black Friday

Amazon Black Friday
20Mashable / 9h
SAVE £10: Sign in to the Amazon App to get a £10 discount code to use this Black Friday. There are plenty of little tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of Black Friday, and Amazon is a good place to start. Amazon tends to offer lots of perks and promotions outside of regular deals at this time, including free trials of its subscriptions services and voucher codes for dedicated user

Lost Your Chromecast Remote? Well, Now You Can Buy Another One for $19.99

32How-To Geek / 10h
The new Chromecast with Google TV has been available for a few weeks now, and hopefully, you haven’t lost the remote yet. But if you have, Google just put replacements up on its store, allowing you to purchase another remote for only $19.99. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hulu with Live TV is Getting a Price Increase on December 18th

20How-To Geek / 10h
As the great Benjamin Franklin once said, “…But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and regular price increases for streaming TV services.” Today, Hulu is announcing its plans to make that certainty, well, certain. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

New 'smart' settings gives Gmail users more control of their data - here's how

Google New Gmail Chat
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Google is unveiling new controls for data it uses to personalize “smart” features across its suite of products. Gmail users will soon be able to stipulate whether their Gmail, Chat, or Meet data can be leveraged for Google’s automated Smart Reply or Smart Compose.

Redmi Note 9 5G series expected to launch on November 24

Redmi 9 November 24
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Redmi Note 9 5G series is expected to make its global debut in China early next week. The pressing and specs of the same are already out.

This tiny Linux PC has a unique feature that sets it apart from the rest of the market

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A docking station for a PC? We’re perplexed.

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Experience update keeps NVIDIA’s track record

SlashGear / 11h
NVIDIA doesn’t get much attention in mobile news mostly because it doesn’t have a phone or even a tablet to sell. It does have a couple of Android TV devices, and, to its credit, it may be one of the best-supported Android products next to Google’s own Pixel phones. It has been more low-key on updates lately but that doesn’t … Continue reading

Galaxy S21 Snapdragon model might still leave Exynos in its dust

SlashGear / 11h
Just when you thought Samsung’s Exynos chips have finally caught a break, new data allegedly puts its back in its place. As far as the Galaxy S21 is concerned, that is. There is still little concrete evidence as to which processors Samsung’s early 2021 flagship will be running on but, if it keeps the status quo, there might again be … Continue reading

Citizen CZ Smart jumps head-on into the smartwatch category

30SlashGear / 11h
For a time, smartwatches were believed to pose a threat to traditional analog watches. That proved not to be the case, especially as those traditional watchmakers started to embrace smart wearable technology and even gave it a hybrid spin. It’s not unusual to hear even luxury watch brands trying to leave their mark in that market and Citizen is just … Continue reading

Huawei sells Honor phone brand to 'ensure' its survival

Huawei Honor US Shenzhen
100+Engadget / 12h
Following last week’s report that a deal was imminent , Huawei announced the sale of its budget mobile brand Honor . Saying that the company ships over 70 million units annually, Huawei explains its reasoning for the sale as a way for Honor’s suppliers and dealers to survive despite the sanctions issued against Huawei by the US and other countries. With politicians declaring the company a risk ,

Huawei confirms complete sale of Honor business

Huawei Honor US Shenzhen
SlashGear / 12h
With its resources being restricted and possibly running low, it was really only a matter of time before Huawei took drastic measures to keep itself afloat. “Drastic measures” often imply layoffs, divestment, and sales, none of which look good no matter which way you look at it. Huawei is, of course, trying to point it in a positive light but … Continue reading

Space Karen is the burn Elon Musk deserves after his COVID-19 tweets

500+Mashable / 12h
Elon Musk would like to speak with the coronavirus test manager. The SpaceX CEO delivered another problematic Twitter thread this weekend, this time with a series of uninformed statements about the accuracy of COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The billionaire questioned how it was possible that he had gotten two negative and two positive results from four rapid antigen tests. Enter postdoctoral research

Now streaming: best TV shows and movies this week in Australia (Nov 16-22)

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Our top picks include The Princess Switch: Switched Again, Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, His Dark Materials: Season 2 and more.

MacBook Air M1 Quick Look: unbelievable results

64SlashGear / 12h
The first MacBook Air powered by Apple’s first M1 Silicon has started shipping and there’s reason to be excited, even if you’re not a MacBook or Apple fan yourself. This new breed of Macs represents not just another turning point in Apple’s history but, given the company’s reputation as a trendsetter, could also make waves in the computing industry in … Continue reading

The real history behind all the Charles and Diana drama on 'The Crown'

94Mashable / 12h
The Crown has done an admirable job dramatizing the life and times of the British royal family for three seasons , but let’s be honest: Season 4 is when it finally gets to the good stuff. The love triangle between Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles is one of the biggest royal stories of the 20th century and watching it play out on screen is what fans tune in for. After her

Sequoia-backed recycling robot maker AMP Robotics gets its largest purchase order

84TechCrunch / 12h
AMP Robotics , the manufacturer of robotic recycling systems, has received its largest purchase order from the publicly traded North American waste handling company, Waste Connections. The order, for 24 machine learning enabled robotic recycling system