Tuesday, November 03, 2020

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Netflix's The Queen's Gambit is quietly one of the best TV shows of 2020

20KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Chess is somehow exciting to watch in Netflix's latest hit TV series.

Amazon is randomly shipping products in Mario-themed boxes

Amazon Nintendo Mario
7KEngadget / 12h
You may get your Amazon order in a Super Mario—themed box even if the item inside isn’t even remotely connected to Nintendo or gaming in general. Nintendo has teamed up with the e-commerce giant as part of Mario’s ongoing 35th anniversary celebration, and one of the things they cooked up is sending out random orders in Super Mario Bros. -branded boxes throughout November. The company has revealed

AI pioneer Geoff Hinton: “Deep learning is going to be able to do everything”

3KMIT Technology Review / 12h
The modern AI revolution began during an obscure research contest. It was 2012, the third year of the annual ImageNet competition, which challenged teams to build computer vision systems that would recognize 1,000 objects, from animals to landscapes to people. In the first two years, the best teams had failed to reach even 75% accuracy. But in the third, a band of three researchers—a professor an

Robocalls Grab the Attention of Election Officials

NYT > Technology / 6min
A message to “stay home” has reached the majority of area codes in the country in recent months.

This early Black Friday deal on a Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is an absolute steal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 14min
Get nearly half off this Samsung Galaxy Chromebook with this early Black Friday deal.

How to Watch the Election 2020 Results Tonight—and Beyond

60Wired / 18min
The winner of the US presidential election may take days to determine. But here's how to take in the results—and not jump the gun.

It's Throwvember Which Means It's Time to Upgrade Those Dusty Old Blankets

36Lifehacker / 23min
Up to 60% off Throw Blankets | Wayfair

It's Throwvember Which Means It's Time to Upgrade Those Dusty Old Blankets

36Gizmodo / 24min
Up to 60% off Throw Blankets | Wayfair

After getting the date wrong earlier, Siri now knows today is Election Day

56TechCrunch / 29min
Listen chief, it’s election day in the United States. You know that, I know that. Everyone knows that — and in the off-chance anyone wasn’t clued into the fact, the last few weeks have offered a non-stop barrage of reminders to vote. Today. Tuesday. November 3. 2020. It seems the last one to find out, however, was Siri . If you happened to greet Apple’s smart assistant with a “Happy Election Day”

Don't Do This

24Gizmodo / 31min
I have made a terrible mistake.

Diabetes drug metformin recalled yet again: Why that matters

SlashGear / 31min
Additional diabetes medication has been recalled over the potential presence of an impurity that exceeds the acceptable daily limit. The recall comes from Nostrum Laboratories and follows a growing number of similar recalls from the past few months. Earlier this year, the FDA had published an editorial warning that some lots of metformin extended-release medication contained concerning levels of

13 of the nicest moments from Election Day

72Mashable / 42min
Election night has arrived, which means you're likely feeling anxious as hell as we wait for results to roll in. Hopefully you've been making a conscious effort to distract yourself from crushing Election Day stress , but since it's going to be a while before all the ballots are counted we're here to give you another pick-me-up. Take a break from refreshing FiveThirtyEight statistics , watching t

Bitcoin mining has suddenly become far more lucrative - but maybe not for long

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Bitcoin's mining difficulty has dropped as miners have moved their rigs out of Sichuan province following the end of its rainy season.

Buy oneworld Emerald Status And 75,000 Miles For $2300

View from the Wing / 43min
American's oneworld partner Finnair is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased points and will give you elite qualifying miles equal to 25% of the miles you buy, too. What's more, the Finnair Plus program lets you convert miles into elite qualifying miles as well. As a result you can buy that mid-tier elite status easily and access American's lounges, or even buy top tier oneworld emerald status

The Map to a Perfect Star Wars Blanket Is Hidden Inside This BB-U-Knit

77Gizmodo / 48min
While 2020 hasn’t been a great year for travel, gatherings, or general overall happiness , it has given many of us the chance to work on new hobbies . Maybe one of those hobbies is knitting—and if you did pick up that skill, a new Star Wars book is going to be your new favorite thing in the world. io9 just happens to… Read more...

What to Do If You're Facing Eviction

44Lifehacker / 51min
With the federal eviction moratorium expiring and no stimulus checks in sight , nearly one in 10 Americans are at risk of being evicted in coming months, according to survey data by the Aspen Institute. If you’re facing eviction, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know. Read more...

“Stay Home” robocalls to voters prompt FBI, FCC investigations

FBI Election Day US
50Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Voters in Michigan, one of the states where residents received misleading robocalls about the election, casting their ballots on November 3, 2020. (credit: Elaine Cromie | Getty Images ) Both the FBI and the Federal Communications Commission are investigating a series of suspicious robocalls that warned recipients to "stay home" on Election Day in an apparent attempt at voter suppressio

When Can You Exercise After Getting an IUD?

36Lifehacker / 1h
Getting an IUD inserted can be a weird experience. A tiny, T-shaped bit of plastic and maybe metal is popped inside your uterus, and you may have pain during the insertion and cramping afterwards. (Or not—everyone is different.) One thing that’s helpful to know, though: You can exercise pretty much as soon as you feel… Read more...

Spotify for Apple Watch finally gets the feature we’ve been waiting for

Spotify Apple Watch
SlashGear / 1h
After a couple of months of testing, it appears that Spotify is ready to bring its most important feature to Apple Watch. Users have started reporting the ability to stream Spotify directly on their wearable, a feature that some competitors have offered for a while, without having to stay shackled to their iPhones. Spotify has since confirmed that it is … Continue reading

Weed watch: Results from every state voting to legalize marijuana

84Mashable / 1h
Americans are making progress toward a greener future. Weed-wise, at least. As of Nov. 3, 2020, marijuana is currently medically legal in 33 states and recreationally legal in 11 states, as well Washington, D.C. Though cannabis remains illegal at a federal level, five states have marijuana measures on their ballots in 2020 — more proof that an "overwhelming majority" of Americans are ready for a

'Galaxy Buds Beyond' filing hints at new wireless earbuds for Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S21
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
With a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone due out in early 2021, Samsung may bundle wireless Beyond buds with it

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review – Not just a weekend toy

SlashGear / 1h
Growing up is tough: usually, age brings with it responsibility and, when you’re a punchy little enthusiast plaything like the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata, “sensible” is the bogeyman. While that purity of purpose keeps long-time Miata fans happy, though, the pool of potential owners willing to make compromises in everyday driving isn’t getting any bigger. We know Mazda’s little icon … Continue reading

Mo Willems Will Doodle for Democracy Tonight

100+Lifehacker / 1h
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that when things get tough, it’s important to seek out any and all forms of distraction . Luckily, children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems has walked with us on this stress journey before, reminding us that when things get bad, one can always pick up a marker and start… Read more...

Looks Like Spotify Is Expanding Its Streaming Beta on the Apple Watch

Spotify Apple Watch
24Gizmodo / 1h
Spotify on the Apple Watch is a bit of a sore spot. The first Apple Watch launched back in in 2015, but it wasn’t until November 2018 that a Spotify app made its way to the popular smartwatch. And even then, it sucked . It was a glorified remote. But now, it appears that Spotify is rolling out actual streaming to some… Read more...

Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger may arrive soon to charge your iPhone 12 and Apple Watch 6

Apple MagSafe Korea
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger capable of charging an iPhone 12 and Apple Watch at the same time has allegedly been greenlit by Korean regulators, suggesting a coming release date.

American may soon offer gift cards and miles for overbooked flights

The Points Guy / 1h
Back when oversold flights were a “thing,” flexible flyers knew to ask about the possibility of getting bumped . When a flight approaches capacity, airlines have two choices: solicit volunteers to take a different flight or pay involuntary denied boarding compensation, which can get as high as $1,350 under Federal Aviation Administration regulations . Carriers have long offered compensation to ge

The 10 Best Deals of November 3, 2020

80Gizmodo / 1h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

HBO Max quietly restored service to Linux users

32Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Sometimes it seems like Widevine is the DNS of Digital Rights Management. "It can't be Widevine!" It was Widevine. It's always Widevine... (credit: Jim Salter) In August, HBO broke its customers' access to the HBO Max streaming service by cranking up the settings on its Widevine DRM service—most likely by enabling a Verified Media Path requirement. When Ars reached out to HBO Max at the

Google VPN: Why one company thinks big tech’s entry into the privacy space is 'a terrible idea’

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Google’s virtual private network is an attack on internet privacy, says ProtonVPN.

The 10 Best Deals of November 3, 2020

80Lifehacker / 1h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Update Chrome Right Now to Fix Some Zero-Day Exploits

60Lifehacker / 1h
All Chrome users should install the latest browser update—version 86.0.4240.183 on PC and version 86.0.4240.185 on Android—as soon as possible. The patches stamp out several security bugs, including two zero-day vulnerabilities hackers are actively exploiting. Read more...

'Friday the 13th: The Game' will get one last update before its servers shut down

100+Engadget / 2h
After a three year run, the latest chapter in the Jason Voorhees story is coming to something of an end (via IGN ). Publisher Gun Media says it will release one final update for Friday the 13th: The Game before shutting the multiplayer slasher fest’s dedicated servers down. The good news is you’ll still be able to play online through peer-to-peer and private matchmaking, and you won’t lose any pr

Google fixes two more Chrome zero-days that were under active exploit

Google Chrome Zero-Day
83Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Google has patched two zero-day vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser, the third time in two weeks that the company has fixed a Chrome security flaw that’s under active exploit. According to a Monday tweet from Ben Hawkes, the head of Google’s Project Zero vulnerability and exploit research arm, CVE-2020-16009, as the first vulnerability is tracked, is a remote cod

Just Some Nice Pictures of Our Pets to Look at For No Particular Reason

89Lifehacker / 2h
Every day is a nice day to look at the small wild animals that live in our homes, but today is an extra special day. Animals, even domesticated, cosseted fluffballs, are intuitive, you know. They see things our eyes cannot—ghosts in the corner by the garbage can, a cockroach under the oven, or, in some special cases,… Read more...

Virtual BlizzCon event will be much more accessible than in previous years

20SlashGear / 2h
The COVID-19 pandemic has been bad news for conventions of all kinds, and earlier this year, Blizzard announced that its yearly BlizzCon event would not only be delayed because of the pandemic, but also held entirely online. Typically, BlizzCon happens right around this time each year, at the beginning of November. Because of the pandemic, what would have been BlizzCon … Continue reading

Spotify adds standalone streaming support to its Apple Watch app

Spotify Apple Watch
200+TechCrunch / 2h
Spotify confirmed today it has begun to roll out support for standalone streaming on its Apple Watch app. The feature had been spotted in testing back in September, and arrives roughly two years after Spotify first debuted its dedicated Apple Watch app. With support for standalone streaming, users can listen to Spotify music or podcasts via a Wi-Fi connection or over cellular, without needing to

Gaming rules the entertainment industry, so why aren’t investors showing up?

100+TechCrunch / 2h
As gaming’s popularity reaches epic heights, venture investors’ activity in the industry doesn’t seem to equate with the overall size of the games market. Spurred by an unreal year where traditional entertainment has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and consumers find unity in virtual worlds like Animal Crossing and Fortnite, gaming has never been more popular. Late-stage investors have show

Let's Unmask the Epic New Friday the 13th Blu-ray Box Set

88Gizmodo / 2h
When or if we’ll ever see another Friday the 13th film, we don’t know . What we do know is Jason Voorhees (and his mom) have been hacking and slashing for 12 movies over the past 40 years , and a brand new box set brings them all together in a very impressive package. Read more...

North Carolina's election results delayed because of printer problems

70Mashable / 2h
We're going to have to wait just a bit longer for any elections results from North Carolina, a key swing state in the 2020 presidential election. The culprit? Faulty printers. Well, at least in part. Four precincts in the state have had issues throughout the day, leading the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) to extend poll closure deadlines in those areas. Two locations in Sampson C

Using AI to protect IoT devices: a Q&A with Cujo AI

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
We spoke with Cujo AI about how its platform is being used to monitor and protect IoT devices at homes and businesses.

iRobot issues warning for select Roomba i7+ docking stations over potential short circuiting

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Robotic vacuum giant iRobot this week sent warnings to select owners of the Roomba i7+, noting that the Clean Base docking station has the potential to malfunction and short circuit. According to iRobot, concern stems from “very rare cases,” wherein liquids are deposited into the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal unit. “We learned that certain Roomba i7+ Clean Base docking stations could malfunc

Google spills beans on severe Github security flaw

Google Zero GitHub
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Project Zero has released details on a flaw in GitHub's platform that could be exploited to launch injection attacks.

PS5 controller teardown reveals improved battery and haptics but the same analog sticks

DualSense Controller
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
YouTuber TronicsFix took the hefty PS5 controller apart, revealing major improvements but also a potential stick drift problem

Philips PicoPix Micro 2 and Max One projectors can be used anywhere

SlashGear / 2h
Philips has launched two new portable pico projectors under its PicoPix line, offering consumers up to Full HD projected ‘immersive’ images in a small, lightweight form factor. The projectors are targeted at enthusiasts who want the ability to watch content anywhere, including in places where displays aren’t available. Among other things, Philips boasts a number of refinements that include a … Co

Glitch caused self-isolation orders to be too long

500+BBC News - Technology / 2h
More than 7,200 people in England were told to stop self-isolating on the wrong date.

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

24Lifehacker / 2h
Vava 1080p Dash Cam

Spotify now works on the Apple Watch, no phone required

Spotify Apple Watch
300+Engadget / 3h
Spotify ’s Apple Watch app is getting the option to stream music or podcasts without connecting to an iPhone. You'll be able to listen to your playlists over WiFi or a cellular connection. The feature appears to be in beta amid a broader rollout, so it might not be available for you just yet. After several users reported (via 9to5 Mac ) they could stream music through the Watch app directly, Enga

As renewable power prices drop, researchers tally up their added costs

46Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: TLPOSCHARSKY / Flickr ) Renewable energy prices have plunged to the point where, for much of the planet, wind and solar power is now cheaper than fossil fuel-generated electricity. But the variability of these power sources can make managing them on an electric grid challenging—a challenge that can exact costs beyond their apparent price. The exact cost, however, has been heavily

United Airlines Is Asking California Voters To Support Affirmative Action

View from the Wing / 3h
In 1996 California voters adopted proposition 209 which provided that "the State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting." It banned affirmative action. Today California voters consider proposition 16, to

Samsung’s Bean-Shaped Galaxy Buds Live Earbuds Are $30 off Right Now

40Gizmodo / 3h
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live | $140 | Amazon

17 Soothing Videos to Watch If You're Feeling Panicky for Some Reason

100+Lifehacker / 3h
I woke up this morning chanting a little mantra to myself: It’s just a regular Tuesday, it’s just a regular Tuesday, it’s just a regular Tuesday. Apparently my body couldn’t be tricked, though, because it remained in a heightened state of anxiety—even beyond what it’s normally capable of, which is saying something. So… Read more...

Pulled Ant Group IPO costs Alibaba nearly $60B in market cap

Shanghai Ant IPO Ma
100+TechCrunch / 3h
News today that Ant Group’s IPO is suddenly on hold in both Shanghai and Hong Kong caused a sell-off of Alibaba shares. This afternoon, equity in sister-company Alibaba is off around 8% in the wake of the delayed offering and news that Ant had run into regulatory issues with the Chinese government. Ant was spun out of Alibaba, which owns a one-third stake in the financial technology powerhouse. A

Grab early Black Friday deals on Bose headphones, Fire TV Sticks, and more

48Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a few good leftover deals from the early Black Friday sales we highlighted last week. Though we're still weeks away from Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) itself, it seems apparent that many retailers plan to make a fair amount of their advertised discounts available in the weeks leading up to the event. Not everything in our roundup

AMD's 'Super Resolution' won't arrive until after Radeon RX 6000 series release

AMD Radeon RX Nvidia
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
AMD's alternative to Nvidia's DLSS technology won't be coming to the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards until after they launch.

Cops Used Previously Undisclosed Facial Recognition System To Identify Protestor Accused Of Assault

Facial Lafayette Square
20Gizmodo / 3h
At an otherwise peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. this past June, one attendee is alleged to have punched an officer in the face before fleeing. According to court documents reviewed by The Washington Post, police found their culprit by mining cellphone footage from the protest posted on Twitter, using a… Read more...

Save 46 percent on one month of fuboTV

40Engadget / 3h
There are fewer people tuning into TV and flipping channels now than a decade ago. Thanks to the rise of streaming platforms and live TV streaming services, millions have opted to cut the cord to finally escape from the exorbitant fees cable companies have imposed on us all these years. The market is now beset with options to fulfill your entertainment needs, and if what you want is a service tha

Bethesda is making major changes to its engine ahead of ‘The Elder Scrolls 6’

Bethesda Howard Starfield
200+Engadget / 4h
Back in May, Bethesda said it wouldn’t have details to share about The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield for a couple more years yet. But in a recent interview during the Develop: Brighton online conference , Todd Howard, director and executive at Bethesda Game Studios, did have some information to share about the two upcoming open-world RPGs. And they’re particularly interesting tidbits if you’ve ex

Aston Martin roadmap spills its huge electric plans

Adjaye Aston Martin DBX
SlashGear / 4h
Aston Martin may only just have inked a deal to get its hands on Mercedes’ electric vehicle tech, but the automaker already has plans on how to use it. Announced last week, the agreement should see Mercedes-Benz eventually take as much as a 20-percent stake in the legendary British sports car company, in return for access to the Germans’ tech. … Continue reading

Hulu tests its social viewing feature, Watch Party, with election news live streams

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Hulu is bringing its Watch Party social viewing feature to its livestreamed election news coverage, provided via its existing partnership with ABC News Live. The company announced today it will allow its on-demand customers to test Watch Party while watching ABC’s “Election 2020” coverage via the Hulu.com website. The new co-viewing feature lets Hulu users chat and react to what they’re watching

NASA calls Voyager 2, and the spacecraft answers from interstellar space

NASA Voyager 2 Earth
1KArs Technica / 4h
Enlarge / DSS43 is a 70-meter-wide radio antenna at the Deep Space Network's Canberra facility in Australia. (credit: NASA) The Voyager 2 spacecraft has been gone from Earth for more than 43 years, and it now lies 125 astronomical units from our planet. That is 125 times the distance between the Earth and Sun. Understandably, this distance makes it rather difficult for NASA to communicate with it

Shell's Bad Tweets Reek of Desperation

200+Gizmodo / 4h
“Social license to operate” is one of the life-bloods of brands. Reportedly coined by Canadian mining CEO James Cooney in 1997 after a disaster, the concept is basically how much the public is willing to embrace (or at least put up with) how an industry operates. Read more...

One Kind of Immunity to the Coronavirus Lasts at Least Six Months, Study Finds

100+Gizmodo / 4h
New research this week offers some hope for at least one aspect of our immunity to the coronavirus that causes covid-19. The study, conducted by researchers in the UK, found evidence that certain T cells created to combat the coronavirus during infection continue to show a “robust” response at least six months later.… Read more...

Franklin County, Ohio Forced to Ditch Electronic Pollbooks After Surge in Early Voting

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Franklin County, the largest county in Ohio, has moved back to paper ballots after unprecedented levels of early voting created data files too large to sync with the hard drives of electronic pollbooks, according to the Columbus Dispatch . Read more...

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro might be the first laptops to get Apple Silicon

Apple One November Mac
41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
And we might see them at Apple's 'One more thing' event next week

What Are We Stress Eating Tonight?

63Lifehacker / 4h
If you live in the United States of America (or pay attention to and/or care about the people who do), you probably don’t feel that great right now. Even if you aren’t someone who gets really into electoral politics once every four years, you are probably feeling at least some anxiety around the election (or the… Read more...

16 of the Most Inspiring Cityscapes in Science Fiction

42Gizmodo / 4h
Science fiction has long existed to warn us about the dangers that await us , but sometimes it’s also there to remind us of how good things could be —and how beautiful they can look. Read more...

How startups can shake up their first idea and still crush the market

100+TechCrunch / 4h
When Quibi announced it was shutting its doors recently after raising $1.75 billion , it begged an obvious question: If the original idea didn’t work, why not adjust its model or do something completely different while it still had capital? It wouldn’t have been the first company to decide to shift gears. Perhaps because of the unusually large amount of money it burned through in just six months

XCOM 2 on iOS shows strategy games have a new home on mobiles

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Fans of strategy games usually have to stick to being PC gamers; that's not the case anymore thanks to smartphones.

Take the trip

28The Points Guy / 4h
I first wrote this story in 2017, mostly in this current form and hadn’t seen it in years until this week. While I can’t remember what was happening when it was first written, it struck me as holding up. And while the world is vastly different today, and the variables at play have changed, the message is at least as true as it ever was. So with minimal tweaking to make the content a little more p

These are the audio gadgets to gift this season

52Engadget / 4h
Earbuds and headphones are nice gifts, but there are way more options for the audio nerd on your list. We’ve compiled a list of synths, effects pedals, speakers, soundbars and more so you have several of the best products to choose from during your holiday shopping sprint. Of course, we included the best earbuds and headphones as well, because let’s be honest: everyone could use something to help

NBC News launches an iOS 14 widget that puts election results on your home screen

NBC News 14 iPhone Home
100+TechCrunch / 4h
NBC News has updated its iOS app with a new feature that brings election news, data and results directly to your iPhone or iPad home screen. With the app’s new “Decision 2020” iOS 14 widget, you can customize a series of widgets with information related to early voting stats, polls, as well as the current election results, among other things. Before today, the NBC News app had offered a variety o

Here's Everything We Expect to See at Apple's Mac Event Next Week

Apple One November Mac
29Gizmodo / 5h
After much speculation, Apple finally announced its third keynote event this fall: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 10. Previous events focused on the Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone, so this one is all about the Mac—or at least that’s what everyone’s betting on. And while we’re still short on concrete details, a… Read more...

Oracle rushes out emergency patch for flaw in WebLogic servers

Oracle WebLogic Flaw
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Oracle has released an emergency patch to address a serious vulnerability in it is WebLogic servers after a previous patch failed to do the job.

New benchmark shows AMD Ryzen 9 5950X overclocked to 5.9GHz

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A leaked benchmark of the forthcoming AMD Ryzen 9 5950X shows a clock speed of 5.899GHz, but it takes an enormous amount of power to do so.

California: Vote No on Prop 22

100+Gizmodo / 5h
If the ballot measure Proposition 22 passes in California, tech companies will have undermined years of work towards securing fair compensation for gig workers, and—with a record $206 million poured into the effort—will send a resounding message that laws are written solely by those with the deepest pockets. Read more...

Report: The first Apple Silicon Macs will be the MacBook Pro and Air

Apple One November Mac
81Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / The first Mac with Apple Silicon, technically: the developer transition kit. The consumer products will likely differ. (credit: Sam Machkovech) Apple will start the Mac’s transition to ARM-based Apple Silicon CPUs with three laptops—both 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and the 13-inch MacBook Air—according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has built up a track record of acc

Bethesda’s Todd Howard talks big Starfield map and engine upgrades

Bethesda Howard Starfield
SlashGear / 5h
It’s been a long time since Bethesda released a purely single-player RPG (its last was 2015’s Fallout 4), but currently, the company has two in the works: Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6. Bethesda has already confirmed that Starfield will be released before The Elder Scrolls 6, but both games are still a long way off from launch. Still, we’re … Continue reading

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) Review – Sphere of Influence

SlashGear / 5h
Alexa is getting a fresh wardrobe for 2020, and the new Echo Dot (4th Gen) is going spherical just like its bigger Echo sibling. As always, the pitch is fairly straightforward: at $49.99, the Echo Dot is a more affordable way to add Alexa to a new room, while the $59.99 Echo Dot with Clock clamors for a spot on … Continue reading

Interjet Cancels Flights Because It Can’t Pay For Fuel: Is This The End?

500+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Mexico’s Interjet seems to be hanging on by a thread, if that, at this point. Yesterday I wrote about how Interjet canceled flight two days in a row, and now there’s a further update. Interjet canceled all flights two days in a row Interjet canceled all of its flights on November 1 & 2, though as of yesterday afternoon claimed that it would resume flights as of today (November 3). On its website

The iPhone 12 mini will charge slower than other models over MagSafe

Apple iPhone 12 MagSafe
84Engadget / 5h
The iPhone 12 mini will charge about 20 percent slower than its larger siblings with the MagSafe Charger. According to a support document (via MacRumors ), the charger is limited to peak power delivery of 12W for that handset, compared with 15W for the rest of the iPhone 12 lineup. You'll need a USB-C Power Delivery adapter that's at least 9V/2.03A to hit 12W MagSafe output on iPhone 12 mini, tho

We're Liveblogging the Looming Apocalypse Right Here

400+Gizmodo / 5h
After nearly four years of national chaos and months of palpable fear, anxiety, mass death, economic collapse, and far too many tweets, Election Day 2020 is upon us. The day of reckoning has arrived. And the Gizmodo team will be suffering through it with you right here. Read more...

iPhone 12 mini shows not all new MagSafe is equal

Apple Iphone 12 MagSafe
SlashGear / 5h
The Apple MagSafe system keeps revealing tidbits of functionality and features – and they’re not all good. A support document for the MagSafe Charger was updated this week to show how it’ll function differently depending on the device to which it is attached. If it is connected to an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, it’ll … Continue reading

Grab a Whole Gallon of Frank's RedHot—One of Our Readers' Favorite Sauces—for Just $10

55Lifehacker / 5h
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Save $50 On a Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD for All Your Gaming Needs

68Gizmodo / 5h
Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD | $130 | Amazon Read more...

Tech stocks rip higher on Election Day

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Tech stocks shot higher as American voters went to the polls, the gains coming far ahead of results that could indicate who will win the presidency. American stocks broadly rose, with the S&P 500 index rising just over 2% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is up just under 2%. SaaS and cloud-focused shares are up a slimmer 1.8% as of the time of writing. That 2% bump might seem negligible, but

Mov gives you a chance to win your favorite athlete’s game day attire — sweat, tears and all

100+TechCrunch / 5h
“If it smells, that’s how they’re going to receive it.” While that claim would likely make most D2C founders cringe, for founder Chris Alston, it’s part of the magic of his company, Mov . The upstart, based in Los Angeles, connects fans to the game-worn apparel of their favorite athletes through a sweepstakes-style model. And in the market of sports memorabilia, authenticity (even if it includes

How to Tell if You're Grinding Your Teeth

70Lifehacker / 5h
Back in September, Dr. Tammy Chen, a Manhattan dentist, wrote an article for the New York Times detailing how, since her practice reopened in June, she has seen an increase in the number of patients coming in with fractured teeth. Given that we’re all living amid a global pandemic and an especially contentious… Read more...

14 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers [November 2020]

83View from the Wing / 5h
Every month I post what I find are the biggest credit card offers out there. Some of last month's biggest credit card offers are gone or changed. Some card issuers have reduced their offers, reticent to encourage people to apply for credit in the current environment. I recommend getting the best offers that are out there now, because more could disappear. Here's the current up to date list of big

Today Is the Day

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The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. It’s the day I marked on my calendar months ago, the one that prompted me to buy my favorite snacks and a six-pack and to text my boneless friends that I love them. Maybe you commemorated the day early and will spend today in nervous observation. Maybe you’ll take… Read more...

How To Waitlist United MileagePlus Awards

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Here’s a trick that can save you a lot of miles, but it also requires a bit of effort. United MileagePlus lets you waitlist awards Airline award space is heavily capacity controlled, but there’s a trick that can sometimes help you get around that — specifically, waitlisting awards. It’s probably easiest to explain this concept in the form of an example. I was looking at booking a specific United

LG CX OLED drops in price again, as Black Friday TV deals begin

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The Black Friday TV deals have started already, and you can get $500 off LG's flagship 4K OLED right now.

How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Google Meet

How-To Geek / 6h
Google Meet is a popular video conferencing service for everything from important work meetings to hanging out with friends. Virtual backgrounds are a fun and useful feature. We’ll show you how to use virtual backgrounds in your next Google Meet video call. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After 7 Months, NASA Reminds Voyager 2 Probe That Earth Is Still Here

NASA Voyager 2 Earth
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Mission operators have been unable to send radio transmissions to the Voyager 2 space probe since mid-March, but a recent test of newly installed hardware is a good sign that upgrades to NASA’s Deep Space Network are proceeding as planned. Read more...

Is Credit Card Insurance Worth It?

44Lifehacker / 6h
A payment protection plan is a form of insurance for your credit card, and it sounds tantalizing: in the event of hardship you can use it to pause minimum monthly payments for months on end, avoiding extra fees and leaving your credit score untouched. But is it worth the monthly fee it costs to sign up for it? Read more...

Robocalls, WeChat messages, and more spread misinformation on Election Day

100+Mashable / 6h
It's Nov. 3, Election Day, and you know what that means: Misinformation will be flooding the internet. There are people who don't want Americans to vote, and will try to sow fear, confusion, and apathy to keep them from the polls. Don't let them scare you. Haven't voted yet? Find your polling place . (Some companies are even giving discounted rides to the polls .) Already voted by mail? Here's ho

Tablets are back, apparently

20SlashGear / 6h
In the third quarter of the year 2020, worldwide tablet shipments grew by nearly 25%. That’s absolutely bonkers, considering the way the world is today. Or is it? According to ICD, it was our current global pandemic that pushed “demand for affordable access to basic computing and larger screens to facilitate remote work, learning, and leisure.” IDC also noted that … Continue reading

AI could tell smart speakers what direction your voice is coming from

87Engadget / 6h
AI might soon be an ally in the quest to banish wake words from voice assistants. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a machine learning model that estimates the direction a voice is coming from, indicating your intent without the need for a special phrase or gesture. The approach relies on the inherent properties of sound as it bounces around a room. The system recognizes that

How to Find Latitude and Longitude in Apple Maps

20How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re browsing Apple Maps on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac and you’d like to figure out the latitude and longitude of a particular location, it’s as easy as dropping a pin. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Oculus Stops Shipping Elite Strap Accessories to Investigate Quality Issues

Oculus 2 Elite Strap
How-To Geek / 6h
The Oculus Quest 2 is already out, and we’d argue some of the first accessories you should buy for your unit are the Elite Strap or the Elite Strap with Battery. The Elite Strap makes a huge difference in putting on the VR headset comfortably. Unfortunately, it seems you’ll have a hard getting one as Facebook is delaying shipping out new units. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: The Best Tech Products for Your Non-Tech Relatives

20How-To Geek / 6h
There may be people you know who have a certain difficulty when it comes to learning new pieces of tech. This can make gifting them something tech-related tricky; you want it to be useful but easy to understand—not something you’ll need to troubleshoot for them every other week. Fortunately, there are options out there that strike that balance, and these products do exactly that. Read This Articl

PayPal details its digital wallet plans for 2021, including crypto, Honey integration and more

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PayPal this week laid out its vision for the future of its digital wallet platform and its PayPal and Venmo apps. During its third-quarter earnings call on Monday, the company said it plans to roll out substantial changes to its mobile apps over the next year to integrate a range of new features, including enhanced direct deposit, check cashing, budgeting tools, bill pay, crypto support, subscrip

Our Clan Is Finally Complete With Sideshow Collectibles' Beautiful Baby Yoda Replica

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Most families looking for a distraction from all the chaos of 2020 have brought a new pet into their lives. Little did my family know that we’d be taking a different route when Sideshow Collectibles sent its new Mandalorian life-sized the Child (aka Baby Yoda ) replica to join our brood. Life with a Force-wielding… Read more...

Update Google Chrome now to fix this major security bug

Google Chrome Zero-Day
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Google has patched a new Chrome zero-day vulnerability that it says is currently being exploited by attackers in the wild.

These magnetic iPhone 12 mounts show why MagSafe is its biggest camera upgrade

Moment MagSafe iPhone 12
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A range of new iPhone 12 camera accessories from Moment show that MagSafe could be its secret photographic weapon.

How to Support Your Nonbinary Kid

100+Lifehacker / 6h
If your child identifies—or you suspect they might identify—as nonbinary, you may find yourself trying to, first, understand exactly what that means and, second, to support them in the ways they need without pushing them or becoming overbearing. Read more...

The best tech gifts to upgrade your home theater

100+Engadget / 6h
With movie theaters largely off the table and new game systems on the way it’s the perfect time to upgrade to your home theater. Whether you’re looking for a $50 stocking stuffer, a big-ticket new TV or something in between there are plenty of ways to improve the room where you spend a lot of your time. Faster apps, bigger screens and more control are right at your fingertips, so let’s take a loo

The Onyx Boox Max Lumi Is a Giant E Ink Tablet I Almost Love

28Gizmodo / 6h
I desperately want a Remarkable 2. It looks so slim and so lovely, and my colleague Andrew will not shut up about the writing experience on it. But the Remarkable 2 is a $450 device that’s just good for writing by hand and marking up documents. The 13.3-inch Onyx Boox Max Lumi can do all of those things, and play… Read more...

Elon Musk shares Starlink’s expansion roadmap – SpaceX readies more beta invites

Musk SpaceX Starlink
SlashGear / 7h
SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service is aiming to add “several thousand more” beta participants, with Elon Musk dropping fresh details about plans for the high-tech network. The focus of more than a dozen SpaceX launches, Starlink relies on a growing constellation of satellites orbiting the Earth, with specially-designed terminals on the ground using them to get online. It seemed, even …

The HomePod Finally Has a Third-Party Music App but No, It's Not Spotify

Pandora Apple HomePod
Gizmodo / 7h
Earlier this year, Apple very subtly teased that third-party music services would be coming to the HomePod . Well folks, that time has come. The HomePod (and the new HomePod Mini ) will now let you use another music service other than Apple Music. No, it’s not Spotify—it’s Pandora. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Fujifilm X-T200 Camera, Ulta Caboodles Beauty Box, PlayStation Plus, Mr. Coffee Makers, Wayfair Throw Blanket Sale, and More

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The Fujifilm X-T200 camera and Ulta Caboodles beauty boxes lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Fujifilm X-T200 Camera, Ulta Caboodles Beauty Box, PlayStation Plus, Mr. Coffee Makers, Wayfair Throw Blanket Sale, and More

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The Fujifilm X-T200 camera and Ulta Caboodles beauty boxes lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

NASA contacts Voyager 2 probe for the first time since March

NASA Voyager 2 Earth
1KEngadget / 7h
NASA just made contact with Voyager 2 for the first time since March thanks to a key technology upgrade. The agency has revealed that it sent commands to the probe on October 29th using the recently upgraded Deep Space Station 43 dish in Canberra, Australia. The instructions were part of a test for new hardware, including a radio transmitter that hadn’t been replaced in 47 years — before Voyager

Take a Long, Romantic Walk With This Sweaty Robotic Hand

28Gizmodo / 7h
Real-life robots are still relatively primitive compared to those featured in science fiction, but that hasn’t stopped us from building bots that can take care of most of our physical needs. (Yes, including that.) In Japan, there’s even now a robot that can simulate going on a walk and holding hands with your… Read more...

Blizzard's virtual BlizzCon will be free to watch

100+Engadget / 7h
Like most other events over the last eight months or so, Blizzard’s BlizzCon didn’t go ahead as usual . Tens of thousands of fans would have attended. Instead, they'll have to make do with an all-digital replacement in February: BlizzConline . Unlike with BlizzCon proper, though, you’ll be able to stream the whole event for free . At BlizzCon, only certain aspects are free to watch, including the

Opinion: Micromax rises like a phoenix, but can it sustain this time round?

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Not many brands get a second chance, but Micromax is one of the very few lucky ones. It will feed support from fans and a lot of efforts from the management to rise from the ashes again.

The challenges of remote working

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Now, more than ever, businesses need to think about how to best futureproof work IT systems.

More Than Half a Million People in Major Cities Don’t Have Access to Running Water

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More than 1 million U.S. residents are living without running water, and many of them live in large, wealthy cities, new research shows. Read more...

‘Persona 5’ was a nostalgic return to my NYC high school experience

57Engadget / 7h
I’m extremely late to the party, but I finally started playing Persona 5 earlier this month. Not even Royal , but the original from 2015. It was a Christmas gift some years back I never got to. And now that I’ve started, I can see why — 40 hours in and the game was still introducing new mechanics, while the internet tells me the main story takes 100 hours to complete. So, in some ways, it’s the p

Jack Ma's Ant Group: World's biggest market debut suspended

500+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The biggest stock market listing to date is halted after the process is suspended in Shanghai.

Clean Your Kitchen and More With Bar Keepers Friend

56Lifehacker / 7h
All our kitchens have become filthy from heavy use over the past six months. If you’re like me, you’ve noticed all your pots and pans have baked-on stains, your appliances are coated in gunk, and your silverware is rusting. Read more...

Perfect impression nails how New Jersey moms will act if weed is legal in the state

500+Mashable / 7h
Legal weed is on the ballot in New Jersey on Tuesday, which means a powerful force with soon have to reckon with the fallout of recreational marijuana. That powerful force, of course, is Jersey moms. Mashable's own Vicky Leta created a pitch perfect impression of a certain New Jersey mom — likely Italian-American, needling, a little neurotic, gossipy, loving to a fault, ultimately kind of fun — r

How to Copy and Paste Handwritten Text as Typed Text on iPad

28How-To Geek / 7h
Love taking handwritten notes? Wished you could convert them to text for your report or for sharing? Using your iPad, you can. Here’s how to copy and paste handwritten text from the Notes app as typed text. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Connect with VNC to a Linux Computer Across the Network

How-To Geek / 7h
Want to remotely connect to a desktop on another Linux server from your Linux desktop? Getting started is easy: this article will show you how to setup VNC and connect directly to the desktop of a remote machine! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown shows off new controller tech

DualSense Controller
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We’ve already seen an official teardown of the PlayStation 5, and today, it’s time to take a look inside the console’s new DualSense controller. Generally speaking, controllers are something of known quantity – we wouldn’t necessarily expect the inside of an Xbox Series X controller to look a whole lot different from an Xbox One controller, for instance. However, the … Continue reading

WhatsApp update finally lets you bulk delete

WhatsApp New Storage
SlashGear / 7h
The latest update to WhatsApp allows the user to bulk delete their content. This system has a “new and improved way to manage storage on the app,” as it were, allowing users to “easily identify, select, and bulk delete content that may be filling their phone.” This update should be available for all users on iOS and Android this week, … Continue reading

Don't Let App Notifications Add to Your Election Night Anxiety

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It’s Election Day, a day otherwise known as digital Hell. Your poor device will be under constant assault by every newsy app that can send a notification today. Some of you will embrace this, despite the fact that the burning wreckage of trash-filled cars we’re calling the 2020 election is more hyper-politicized than… Read more...

Warning after 75,000 'deleted' files found on used USB drives

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Abertay University researchers retrieved 75,000 files including tax returns on the second-hand drives.

Got the right stuff? Exhibit and pitch at TC Sessions: Space 2020

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Do you find the expression “the sky’s the limit” well, limiting? Join a global community of brilliant visionaries, makers and investors on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020 , an online conference dedicated to moving beyond the confines of this world through innovative tech and to creating stellar startup opportunities. Speaking of a stellar opportunity, this one lets you navigate your st

Thai Airways’ Very Different Flight To Nowhere: Chant Buddhist Mantras Over 99 Holy Sites

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
We’ve seen a countless number of airlines operate “flights to nowhere” for those who really want to fly, but we’ve never seen anything quite like this… Thai Airways’ flight for worshippers The Bangkok Post reports that Thai Airways will be operating a special “flight to nowhere” on November 30, 2020. Well, it’s a flight to nowhere in the sense that it will land at the same airport it took off at.

Latest Windows 10 leak makes it look like Microsoft is finally getting it right

Microsoft Windows 10
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Here’s another sneak peek at what Windows 10 could look like in the future.

What Apple's 'One more thing' launch event means for Black Friday

Apple One November Mac
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The Apple event on November 10 is its third in as many months. Here's how it could change Black Friday.

Does Southwest Airlines have hubs? Yes, but don’t call them that.

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Southwest Airlines has long touted its point-to-point approach to flying as a key to its success. Flyers taking advantage of the airline’s “everyday low fares” did not all have to go through Atlanta or Chicago to reach their final destination. Instead, in many cases, they could avail themselves of Southwest’s many nonstop flights from their hometown to popular destinations. Want a nonstop to Orla

Which Airlines Are At Greatest Risk Of Shutting Down Due To Covid?

View from the Wing / 7h
I’ve written that in the U.S. the major airlines at the most risk are American Airlines (by a wide margin) followed by United. American is likely to end the pandemic with over $45 billion in debt to service, far more than their next-closest competitor. And they underperformed the industry financially to begin with. Unsecured American Airlines debt is a risky bet over the coming years. Looking at

Save $50 On a Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD for All Your Gaming Needs

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Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD | $130 | Amazon Read more...

Blaupunkt BTW Air truly wireless earbuds launched in India at Rs 3,990

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Blaupunkt has launched a new pair of truly wireless earphones called the BTW Air in India at Rs 3,990.

iRobot warns one Roomba auto-emptying dock could “present a hazard”

SlashGear / 7h
iRobot’s automatically-emptying Roombas are meant to be a time-saver, but at least one model could be a headache the company has warned owners today. The company is contacting those with one model of its robot vacuum cleaners to alert them that the Clean Base docking station could “present a hazard” in certain situations. iRobot launched the Clean Base Automatic Dirt … Continue reading

OWC acquires BRU to focus on cloud and businesses

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Earlier this year, it seemed like BRU would be no more, but an acquisition by OWC has rescued the backup technology.

Is Crowd1 running a pyramid scheme?

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Crowd1 is a high-tech crowd marketing business and has been accused of running a pyramid scheme.

Crowd1: Unmasking The Pyramid Kings

500+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Behind the promises and the hype, Crowd1 hides some ugly truths, some wealthy scammers, and a whole pyramid of lies.

Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot

Udacity Raises $75M
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Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic. And today, one of the early pioneers of the medium is announcing some funding as it tips into profitability on the back of a pivot to enterprise services, targeting businesses and governments that are looking to upskill workers to give them t

4 takeaways from fintech VC in Q3 2020

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Fintech has been a key startup story in recent quarters, with leading players in the genre raising titanic rounds at eye-popping valuations. Consider companies like Robinhood, and its epic capital run this year on the back of huge revenue growth , or Chime, which also raised huge sums while riding a tailwind provided by the savings and investing boom . The Exchange explores startups, markets and

Celebrate National Sandwich Day by Putting Mayo on Your Breakfast Sandwich

200+Lifehacker / 8h
Today is an important day; an exciting day; a day we’ve all been waiting for. That’s right: I’m talking about National Sandwich Day, the most important day in November. Check the news, and I assure you that every outlet will tell you that today—National Sandwich Day—is a momentous day that will have a lasting impact… Read more...

Endomondo is shutting down – Here’s how to export workout data

SlashGear / 8h
Endomondo, the popular fitness tracking service, will be shut down by the end of the year, it’s been confirmed, as owner Under Armour prepares to scythe off some of its health tech operations. News of the shut-down came as UA announced it was selling off the MyFitnessPal platform in a deal worth $345 million. That’s no small amount, but it’s … Continue reading

Web hosting giant acquired by private equity firm, sparking legal battle

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Endurance International Group (EIG) acquired by Clearlake Capital Group in multi-billion-dollar deal.

How to Help With the Election Today If You've Already Voted

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Today is the day. After four unbelievably long years, we finally have another chance to vote in a presidential election. But if you participated in some form of early voting, today might feel a little anticlimactic. What are you supposed to do with all your nervous energy if you aren’t waiting in line to vote? If you… Read more...

A Guide to the Mandalore Factions That Could Play a Role in The Mandalorian Season 2

100+Gizmodo / 8h
The Mandalorian is back , and Din Djarin is on a mission: find his people, so they can guide him in the ways of being a dad to a Force-wielding little green fella infinitely more popular than him. But Mandalore, a world burdened with such a tumultuous history , is once again broken. Who could he turn to? Read more...

The BMW iNext electric SUV will be unveiled soon

BMW iNext X3 M Noveber 11
Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

This supermarket has purchased two robotics firms to take on Amazon

Ocado Two HD Robotics
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Online supermarket Ocado has purchased two robotics start-ups with the aim of boosting automation and efficiency.

Best IT development training courses 2020

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In our comprehensive round-up, we review the pros and cons of the best online IT training courses available. Read on to find the right course for you.

Here's How California's Prop 24 Could Better—or Break—Our Privacy for Good

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In case this election wasn’t stressful enough, a confusing, controversial ballot measure in California is creating a rift among civil liberties advocates over whether the legislation is truly good for people’s privacy—or a half-step in the wrong direction. Read more...

Elon Musk says Tesla may reveal Cybertruck changes in a 'month or so'

Tesla Cybertruck Musk
400+Engadget / 8h
Tesla has been refining the Cybertruck’s design ever since its debut a year ago (aka the Before Times), and it might be close to showing what has changed in the months since. According to Roadshow , Elon Musk told one fan that Tesla could show the updated Cybertruck “maybe in a month or so.” That certainly isn’t a firm schedule, especially for a company prone to delays, but you might not have to

Today Only Save Over 50% on MEE Audio's X10 True Wireless Earbuds

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MEE Audio X10 True Wireless Earbuds | $38 | Best Buy Read more...

10 Election-Themed Movies to Watch Instead of the Actual Election Results

500+Gizmodo / 8h
It is Election Day and perhaps, if things go as well as expected, the beginning of Election Month. On both sides of the political chasm, the rhetoric is fierce and anxiety is spiking . The mess has people reevaluating their plans to stayed connected as the results roll in (or don’t). Some aim to unplug social media, go… Read more...

China postpones Ant’s colossal IPO after closed-door talk with Jack Ma

Shanghai Ant IPO Ma
200+TechCrunch / 8h
The Shanghai stock exchange announced postponing Ant Group’s colossal initial public offering, a day after Chinese regulators weighed a slew of new fintech rules and summoned Jack Ma and other top executives to a closed-door meeting. The rare talk between China’s top financial regulators and Ant, which revealed “major changes in the fintech regulatory environment,” may disqualify the firm from li

The 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country: How to ruin a station wagon

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The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a station wagon for people who want to be able to drive places where SUVs go, but don't want the extra body height. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] The station wagon was once the most on-trend form factor for family vehicles, yet by the middle of the 1980s the venerable wagon had become an embarrassing mom-mobile. Instead, everyone wanted the new hotness called a minivan

Early Joy-Con sales bode well for Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals

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Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals may finally yield some discounts on Joy-Cons this year - if these early sales are anything to go by.

These Black Friday TV deals on Samsung and Sony 4K displays are ending already

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Hurry if you want to bag one of these early Black Friday TV deals from Currys and John Lewis - they're available for today only.

Activision Blizzard is going all in on mobile games

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It seems like Activision Blizzard wants to capitalise on CoD: Mobile's success

How to Find the Best Holiday Deals Using Google Shopping

How-To Geek / 8h
Finding the best deals can be a challenge when shopping online. With so many different retailers to choose from, which store has the best prices? Google Shopping makes this easier with its price comparison tool. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Crypto wallet app ZenGo to launch debit card

100+TechCrunch / 8h
ZenGo , a mobile app to manage your cryptocurrencies, is about to launch a Visa debit card in the U.S. This isn’t the first crypto-powered debit card — Coinbase announced a U.S. expansion for its debit card just last week . But ZenGo is a non-custodial wallet, which means that you’re in control of your crypto assets. When you leave your crypto assets on an exchange, somebody could log in to your

2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost First Drive Review – Luxury with a twist

37SlashGear / 8h
The second-generation 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost marks the beginning of a new era at Goodwood. Here is a modern Rolls, one that sets aside pompousness for what the marque refers to as ‘Post Opulence’ design. The first-generation Ghost, released in 2009, became the most successful product in Rolls-Royce’s 116-year history. And, unlike with the stately Phantom, it turns out Ghost buyers … Continue read

DeskTime employee monitoring

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In our DeskTime evaluation, we investigate whether this simple time tracking tool can compete with more comprehensive employee monitoring software.

Intriguing Finnair Promo To Buy Points & Status

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
The Finnair Plus program has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points. While Finnair sells points with some frequency, this is by far the best-ever offer we’ve seen, and it’s even an interesting opportunity to purchase top tier oneworld Emerald status, if you’re so inclined. Buy Finnair Plus points with 100% bonus Finnair Plus is offering a promotion when you buy points by Monday, N

What's the future of VPN? A Chinese team has shared their views

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VPN+ : Here's what we know about China's futuristic vision of VPN

Your Phone's Navigation App is Probably Smarter Than You Think

59Gizmodo / 9h
You probably use your smartphone to get from point A to point B, but have you fully explored all the features and options available along the way? Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze all have navigation modes that are smarter and more versatile than you might have realized. From changing direction mid-route to avoiding… Read more...

Galaxy S20 Fan Edition Review: A Fancy but Frugal Flagship Phone

How-To Geek / 9h
Praise be to the mighty Samsung, for it has heard our pleas of “good freakin’ grief, phones are getting too expensive.” In its infinite wisdom, it hath remade the Galaxy S20, flagship from earlier in 2020, with slightly cheaper materials and components. It hath been rechristened the “Fan Edition,” and bestowed upon us for seven hundred dollarydoos. Hot diggity, rejoice! Read This Article on Revie

NASA contacts Voyager 2 after months of silence

NASA Voyager 2 Earth
28SlashGear / 9h
On October 29, NASA confirmed that mission operators could send a series of commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft that has been exploring space for 43 years. Voyager 2 had been off-line since March, while the only radio antennae capable of sending commands to the spacecraft was down while getting upgrades. The antenna is located in Canterbury, Australia, and is … Continue reading

A Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater player created a Hogwarts themed skate park

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Vava's impressive 4K short-throw laser projector is $850 off at Amazon

87Engadget / 9h
Update 10:26am ET: The deal-of-the-day price on Vava’s projector appears to have expired. Short throw projectors are all the rage because they can deliver a cinema experience at home thanks to the bright and huge image. Vava’s 4K UHD Ultra-Short Throw Laser is one of the better-reviewed models out there, having achieved an 84 score on Engadget, but it’s a lot of money at $2,800. Luckily, it’s now

Best wireless home security cameras 2020

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Investing in home security is one of the most important things you can do to keep your family safe. In this buying guide, we review the best wireless home security cameras.

Marriott Credit Card Promo: Earn Up To 10x Points

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The world has changed a lot in the past several months, and credit card issuers have had to adapt. The valuable travel perks that people used to seek out in credit cards are now significantly less worthwhile to many, so we’ve seen card issuers add temporary benefits to keep cardmembers engaged. Along those lines, both American Express and Chase issue co-branded Marriott credit cards . At the mome

The best smartwatches, fitness trackers and wearables to gift

100+Engadget / 9h
Smartwatches and wearables are finally finding their place in tech. They’ve become robust health-trackers in recent years, and what better way to help your loved ones care for themselves than with a gift that will help monitor their wellbeing? Smartwatches have also become more affordable lately, and even Apple has a new sub-$300 watch in its lineup. Though the most popular products in this categ

Airport Covid-Sniffing Dogs Appear To Be As Accurate As PCR Tests, With Instant Results

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The Helsinki airport ‘Covid-sniffing dogs’ pilot project has gotten a lot of press, but now we have more robust results. Ultimately if Covid-sniffing dogs would work, that could allow people to be sniffed on the way into the airport and could also open the possibility of having large events again. It amounts to universal and instantaneous testing, provided that training for both the dogs and thei

Holiday 2020: 9 Practical Gifts for the Stylish Guys in Your Life

How-To Geek / 9h
Suits, ties, pocket squares, and all the other trappings of stylish business wear are a tough thing to pick out for someone. But that doesn’t mean the stylish guy in your life should be left wanting. Any of the chic accessories below are sure to be appreciated. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

AWS Releases "Nitro Enclaves," Making Highly Secure Data Processing Easier

How-To Geek / 9h
Nitro Enclaves are a new feature of AWS’s Nitro Hypervisor that manages EC2 instances. It allows you to provision a separate, isolated environment used for processing highly secure, often encrypted data. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Tell If You’re Buying From a Third-Party Seller on Amazon

100+How-To Geek / 9h
When you shop on Amazon, it’s important to remember the company also acts as a middleman for independent, third-party businesses. Most of these are trustworthy, but some sell counterfeit goods and items that aren’t as described. It’s important to know where a product is coming from before you click that Buy button. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Star Wars: Squadrons Explores the Changing Face of Fascism

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What does it mean when the notoriously oppressive Empire looks ... inclusive? The game raises new questions about tyranny in the galaxy—and at home.

Here’s What You Need to Know About WatchOS 7

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The Apple Watch is slowly becoming a more comprehensive family- and fitness-oriented tracker. Here are our favorite features.

Demon's Souls on PS5 will have guides to help you finish the game

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Struggling with Demon's Souls? You'll be able to check hint videos through the PS5 UI.

Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept uses a plethora of Jeep Performance Parts

Jeep Gladiator Dog
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Mopar has unveiled a concept based on the Jeep Gladiator called the Gladiator Top Dog Concept. The concept vehicle uses a factory-backed Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) to complete the Gladiator custom off-road package for mountain bike enthusiasts. The vehicle is loaded with almost 20 JPP components to build a vehicle capable of going anywhere. Mopar says that the Top Dog … Continue reading

Honor Band 6 release date, price, features, design, and what you need to know

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Could the Honor Band 6 be the champion cheap fitness tracker of 2020? Here's what you need to know about it.

Micromax In 1b vs the competition: which is the best phone under Rs 8,000?

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Micromax’s affordable In 1b will face the heat from competitors like Xiaomi, Realme, and Poco. Here’s how Micromax stands.

Save $70 on the smart Garmin Vivomove 3 with this early Black Friday deal

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Amazon has slashed the price of this feature-packed fitness tracker ahead of the big Black Friday sales.

Elon Musk: Europe to get Starlink as early as February, more U.S. invites coming soon

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SpaceX's satellite-based, broadband internet service Starlink will soon be available to a lot more people. The company's CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Monday that "several thousand more Starlink beta participation invitations" are coming this week. Several thousand more Starlink beta participation invitations going out this week — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2020 This is only for U.S. customers,

Microsoft Edge gained on Chrome in October

Microsoft Edge Chrome
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Years ago, the most popular Internet browser out there was Internet Explorer from Microsoft. In recent years, Internet Explorer lost many of its users as people migrated to Google Chrome. Eventually, Microsoft switched to the Chromium engine for Microsoft Edge, and Edge is faring much better against its competition. The latest numbers for browser market share for October 2020 are … Continue readi

Black Friday laptop deals at Lenovo could save you literally thousands right now

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Black Friday laptop deals hunters - don't miss Lenovo's latest sale on ThinkPad and Yoga machines.

Singapore Airlines Opens External Training Academy

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Airlines around the world are looking for innovative new ways to raise cash during these tough times. For example, we’ve seen Singapore Airlines introduce several initiatives , ranging from an A380 restaurant on the ground, to at-home delivery of its premium inflight meals. Well, the airline is now introducing a new long term initiative that it hopes will generate revenue for years to come. The n

The Morning After: Apple lines up a MacBook event for November 10th

100+Engadget / 10h
Yes, it’s already that time of year. After you’ve voted /made sure your absentee ballot has been received (for our readers in the US), you can watch the results come in, or… do pretty much anything else. That includes perusing the first sections of our 2020 holiday gift guide, covering advice on tech products for kids, the best laptops and tablets around, PC gaming-related items and accessories f

Nvidia announces revised RTX 3000 FE series pricing in India

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Nvidia has announced revised RTX 3000 FE series pricing in India which are lower than the previous ones to ensure parity.

Don't install the latest Windows 10 update using unorthodox methods, Microsoft warns

Microsoft Windows 10 1809
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Installing the latest Windows 10 update using alternative methods could cause you grief.

Save 50% on your first month with these exclusively cheap SIM only deals

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These Lebara SIM only deals were already affordable but get even cheaper when you use this code on top.

The Mandalorian season 2's first cliffhanger ending explained

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What we know about the ending of The Mandalorian season 2's first episode.

Read the (Virtual) Room! How to Improve Your Digital Nunchi

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We all can learn to be better, more empathetic communicators—especially now that we’re all behind screens instead of in-person.

When You Fly a Science Plane Through Wildfire Smoke

100+Wired / 10h
Aboard a decked-out C-130, researchers measure how smoke transforms from “fresh” to “stale” and begin to parse what that means for humans downwind.

Schools Adopt Face Recognition in the Name of Fighting Covid

500+Wired / 10h
A WIRED investigation finds dozens of districts have purchased thermal cameras to monitor fevers that can also identify students and staff.

Coronavirus: Singapore schoolchildren must use Covid-tracing tech

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The new guidelines are part of a wider push to safely open Singapore to larger events.

Another airline bailout may mean devalued airline miles — can we stop it?

30The Points Guy / 10h
While stimulus talks have dragged on for months here in the U.S., one thing is clear: both major parties want to bail out airlines. Both parties have shown support for the industry that’s been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic . We saw air travel hit record lows when the virus started spreading in the U.S., and airlines quickly responded with furloughs , airplane retirements and drastic route

SoundWatch smartwatch app alerts the deaf and hearing-impaired of environmental sounds

20SlashGear / 11h
Smartwatches have become very common and can offer people a private way of getting notifications about their surroundings, health alerts, phone calls, or package deliveries. Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new smartwatch app called SoundWatch aimed at the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Smartwatches with the app can pick up the sounds a user is interested in, such … Continu

Hubble Space Telescope takes a peak at the ‘Greater Pumpkin’ Galaxies

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

What Is an F-Stop in Photography?

73How-To Geek / 11h
As smartphone cameras become more capable, technical photography jargon is slipping into mainstream conversations. An “f-stop” (or “f-number”) is a word you’re going to see more as smartphone manufacturers try to one-up each other when bragging about specs. Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PhonePe pips Google Pay in monthly transactions

PhonePe India Google UPI
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Digital payments platform PhonePe has pipped Google Pay for the first time in 12-15 months as it registered 835 million transactions on Unified Payments Interface in October, controlling a market share of more than 40%.

Walmart abandons plan to have robots check store inventories

Walmart Bossa Nova
1KEngadget / 11h
Much as Elon Musk did with his Tesla Model 3 factory , Walmart has discovered that robots can’t necessarily displace humans. The retail giant has decided scrap plans to use them to automate inventory tracking after finding that people could do as good a job, according to the WSJ . Back in 2017, Walmart started testing the fully autonomous bots made by Bossa Nova Robotics in around 50 stores. They

Toyota teases GR Supra Heritage Edition with a removable Sport Top roof

SlashGear / 11h
Japanese automaker Toyota has a lot in store for fans and enthusiasts at the SEMA360 virtual event. It unveiled three custom-built Supras and an overland-ready Tacoma pickup truck. But what really struck a chord is the announcement of a special Supra Heritage Edition model that pays homage to the iconic Mk IV Supra. “When SEMA decided to go virtual, we … Continue reading

The cure for weak Wi-Fi from devolo

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Say goodbye to weak spots and not-spots with the new devolo WiFi ac Repeater+.

Sad: Hi Fly Retiring World’s First Secondhand A380

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The world’s only airline to operate a secondhand Airbus A380 will be ending its lease for the plane shortly. Hi Fly won’t renew lease on Airbus A380 Hi Fly, which is a Portuguese charter airline that primary wet leases planes to other airlines (meaning Hi Fly provides the plane and crew) has announced that it won’t be extending the lease on its Airbus A380. This A380 has the registration code 9H-

AWS signs major cloud computing agreement with the UK Government

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One Government Value Agreement with AWS promises to boost digital skills across the civil service.

Here's why you should never sell used USB drives or SSDs

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Abertay University finds sensitive information is often left on second-hand storage devices.

Tuesday travel tip: What to do if the airline loses your car seat

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You’ve gotten to the airport early, checked your family’s bags , safely entertained your kids in the terminal, washed their hands 13 times, survived the flight without any meltdowns and you are now — finally — at baggage claim ready to grab your stuff and really start the vacation. Only, after all the bags come out, it’s clear your kid’s car seat didn’t make it. We’ve been there, more than once.

Webimax digital marketing solutions

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In our evaluation, we look closely at this popular online marketing service provider to help you decide whether it’s right for your needs.

MIT Underwater Backscatter Localization is like GPS for the ocean

MIT GPS Powered Sound
SlashGear / 11h
Tracking drones or whales under the ocean is very difficult because GPS signals break down rapidly in seawater. Typically tracking objects underwater is done using acoustic signaling, but tracking devices using that technique typically require batteries, making them short-lived. MIT has a new solution that might make it easier to conduct ocean explorations and track sea creatures dubbed Underwate

Best gaming mouse 2020: the best gaming mice in Saudi Arabia

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One of the most important peripherals in any PC gaming setup is a gaming mouse, and getting a great one can greatly benefit your performance. We gather up the best gaming mice you can buy in Saudi Arabia

Godfall PC specs look demanding – you’ll need 12GB of RAM for starters

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Will you need a godlike gaming PC to run it? Not quite, but there are some more exacting requirements, for sure.

2020 Amazon Fire TV Sticks get early Black Friday deals at Argos

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Argos hits the Black Friday price cut button early with these streaming stick deals.

Tracy Chapman gives rare performance of 'Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution' with a message to vote

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Well, today's the day. And to mark this momentous Election Day, Tracy Chapman gave a rare TV performance of her powerful 1988 song "Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution" on Late Night with Seth Meyers . Only this appearance, her first TV performance in five years, featured a special message. As the four-time Grammy winner sang the words that many of us know off by heart, she tweaked the lyrics at the very

13 shows you can binge in one day if you need a distraction

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Perhaps you're finding yourself in need of a distraction today — you know, for reasons. Something not too heavy, not too deep, and not too long, that can get your mind off current events for a little while, and leave you with a tiny sense of accomplishment when it's all done. Well, we've got some ideas for you. Below are 13 shows you can binge-watch in their entirety in about a day (between two a

UK targeted with hundreds of coronavirus-themed cyberattacks

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Pandemic leads to significant increase in cyber threats, NCSC reveals.

Windows 10 will soon make it easier to install Linux distros in WSL

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You can now get started with Linux on Windows via WSL with a single command.

Dell Vostro 5000: A perfect companion to boost the productivity of your business

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The Dell Vostro 5000 laptops are not only built with best in class hardware but come enterprise-grade security and ergonomics that help in improving productivity

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is at all-time-low price thanks to pre-Black Friday deal

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The blue model of Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is now available for a low £399 - that's a saving of £180 on its launch price.

Almost all of Lenovo's best devices will see huge Black Friday discounts

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Save up to 70%: Lenovo's Black Friday ad is here, short, and sweet, featuring loads of Black Friday deals already live, including deals on gaming PCs, business laptops, and affordable Chromebooks. Best Buy and Dell better be ready to duke it out, because Lenovo's Black Friday ad is pretty damn competitive. Compared to mid-to-late October releases from the other two, Lenovo is one of the only big

Save on a fun treat puzzle that'll help you train your dog

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Make dog training fun and easy with the Arf Pets memory training puzzle toy , on sale for $49.99 as of Nov. 3. Technology can make it a little easier to train, challenge, and treat your furry best friend. Exhibit A: the Arf Pets memory training puzzle toy , which is both a great learning tool and a fun game for your pet. To use the toy, place the "treat release" button in one room and the

This DIY STEM electronics kit is the kids' gift that keeps on giving

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TL;DR: Let your kids have fun while learning with the Mand Labs Electronic DIY STEM Kit , on sale for $144.95 as of Nov. 3. If you want your kids to spend less time in front of screens this holiday season, you're going to have to get creative with your gifts. One idea: this Mand Labs Electronic DIY STEM Kit , which helps kids build their own electronics and robots while teaching them STEM concept

Get the Ring Video Doorbell 3 for cheap before Black Friday

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36Mashable / 12h
SAVE $60: Get the Ring Video Doorbell 3 for just $139.99 through Nov. 4. Just because you're home all day doesn't mean you should skimp on home security. Video doorbells can help you with package deliveries, visitors, and keep your home safe and secure. Plus, it's a perfect product to let you get started on your dream smart home. The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is on sale in Best Buy's early Black Frid

These 'Shark Tank'-approved earplugs are on sale

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Having trouble falling asleep or staying focused? Grab the Vibes Moldable Silicone Earplugs starting at $14.99, a 24% savings as of Nov. 3. Perhaps you've found it hard to focus in the past few months — and even harder to get some sleep Vibes Moldable Silicone Earplugs may be able to help. These noise-canceling earplugs, which made a splash on an episode of Shark Tank , are made of soft, m

Get 15TB of cloud storage (for life) for just $150

28Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Back up your data with Degoo Premium's Mega Backup Plan , on sale for $149.99 as of Nov. 3. You can't be too cautious when it comes to storing and protecting your digital life, and this deal on Degoo Premium's Mega Backup Plan will help mitigate your worries about losing important files and information. You'll get a lifetime of access and tons of storage space: between 15 and 50 terabytes,

Facebook is bringing dark mode to its mobile app

Facebook Dark Mode
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iPhone 12 Pro teardown shows how many magnets it takes to make MagSafe work

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An iPhone 12 Pro teardown has revealed the design of MagSafe, along with the battery size and other details.

Nokia 10 PureView probably won't land until 2021, but expect seriously next-gen specs

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A new leak suggests that the Nokia 10 PureView could bring the Snapdragon 875 and a sapphire glass display.

Spotify offers artists poisoned chalice – but should they drink it?

Spotify Artists Promote
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A new Spotify feature could make it easier for artists to promote their music, but is it more of a hindrance than a help?

Netflix's You season 3 looks like it'll hit its release date

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Netflix's You has resumed filming, paving the way for a 2021 release date.

WhatsApp has redesigned one of its key features – and it's rolling out this week

WhatsApp New Storage
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The long-awaited changes to file storage will let you free up valuable space on your phone with just a few taps.