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Sony to Stream Its First Immersive '360 Reality Audio' Concert January 11th

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Sony’s neglected 360 Reality Audio platform is finally getting the chance to prove itself. The technology, which uses special mixing techniques to place listeners in a virtualized “live” environment, will power a streamable Zara Larsson video concert on January 11th. Sony also plans to release a pair of 360 Reality Audio speakers before the end of the year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Top tech conferences: The ultimate tech events and show guide for 2021

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We've compiled the ultimate list of technology events so you don't have to.

GM rebrands for Ultium EV future – New logo for a huge electric challenge

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72SlashGear / 4h
GM’s first electric vehicles based on its new Ultium platform may quite not be ready for dealerships yet, but it’s not wasting any time paving the way for upcoming models like the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. The automaker is revamping its branding, retiring the familiar solid blue square and replacing it with a new version, featuring a gradient … Continue reading

How President-elect Biden plans to travel to his Washington, DC inauguration

The Points Guy / 6min
It’s been an incredibly tumultuous few days for national politics. In less than two weeks, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, with a scaled-down ceremony intended to recognize the occasion while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19. It’s no secret that Biden’s an Amtrak superfan — I imagine his Guest Rewards balance is more than healthy enoug

The 10 Best Deals of January 8, 2021

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The Earth is Spinning So Fast, We Might Need to Skip a Second

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Scientists have made a surprising observation: the Earth’s spin is accelerating. In fact, the Earth is spinning faster than ever recorded lately, as reports — and no, that’s not figuratively speaking. One rotation around the Earth’s axis is the equivalent of 24 hours, or roughly 86,400 seconds. While this period has been largely consistent despite variations caused by the movement of the

Test Drive Microsoft Outlook's Future Look

Lifehacker / 24min
Microsoft’s Outlook and email apps on Windows, Mac, and the web are getting some big changes in the coming months as part of the company’s “One Outlook” initiative. Why wait, though? You can get a preview of what your Outlook experience is going to turn into right now. Read more...

GM modernizes its logo to highlight its EV-centric future

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64Engadget / 34min
As GM focuses more heavily on electric vehicles , the company is modernizing its classic logo. For over 50 years, the automaker had used underlined all-caps white lettering on a blue square. The latest emblem switches things up with a lowercase "gm" on a white background inside a square with rounded corners. There are three color variants: solid blue, solid black and a blue gradient. Transforming

What to expect from an online-only CES 2021

20Engadget / 34min
Despite a global pandemic, the annual Consumer Electronics Show must go on. Well, virtually anyway. CES 2021 will officially take place from January 11th to 14th, but it’ll look very different this year. Instead of filling a giant convention center with loud and colorful booths, participating companies will simply announce their latest products online with virtual showrooms, live streamed press e

Turn Your Nintendo Switch Into a Giant Controller With the Split Pad Pro for $40

Gizmodo / 37min
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Fast elite status, sweet spots: Why I’m sticking with Hyatt in 2021

The Points Guy / 42min
They aren’t the easiest to earn, but World of Hyatt points are my favorite points currency to use. This isn’t just my opinion, either. Hyatt is one of the smallest among the major hotel chains, but it’s the way to go for value-seeking award travelers. World of Hyatt remains one of the most valuable loyalty programs on the market. In fact, TPG values World of Hyatt points at a whopping 1.7 cents p

Temporary American Express Card Perks For 2021

One Mile at a Time / 43min
We have seen card issuers get creative when it comes to adding limited time perks, given how consumer behavior has changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Around the middle of 2020 we saw temporary perks added to American Express cards, and that trend is continuing. In this post I wanted to keep a consolidated list of the benefits being added to American Express cards in 2021. Amex’s new

Two Failed Stars in Our Cosmic Neighborhood Seem to Have... Stripes?

32Gizmodo / 43min
Never appreciated for what they are, brown dwarfs are often compared to what they are not. Indeed, they’re stuck in a celestial no man’s land, classified neither as stars nor gas giant planets. As new research shows, however, comparing brown dwarfs to gas giants like Jupiter is more appropriate than we realized. Read more...

Venrock’s Bryan Roberts on the firm’s new $450 million fund, and where it’s shopping in 2021

79TechCrunch / 58min
Venrock , the 51-year-old venture firm that started as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family, has closed its ninth fund with $450 million in capital commitments, the same amount the firm raised for its last two funds, closed in 2017 and 2014, respectively. The outfit, with offices in Palo Alto, New York, and Cambridge, clearly feels comfortable with the fund size, but it says change is otherw

3 changes Chase Offers should make to compete with Amex Offers

The Points Guy / 1h
I’ll confess that I’m not extremely impressed by Chase Offers . Chase Offers works similarly to Amex Offers . You can add deals to your Chase-issued debit and credit cards. The deals can vary, from 10% back at merchants to the occasional $75 back. I check the Chase Offers portal faithfully every morning, hoping for a lucrative offer, especially on travel purchases, but so far, I’ve been largely d

Path of Exile 2 launching in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

SlashGear / 1h
These days, Path of Exile is one of the most popular action RPGs around, and back in 2019, Path of Exile developer Grinding Gear Games announced that the game will be getting a sequel. We haven’t been given a ton of information on Path of Exile 2 yet, but now Grinding Gear Games has provided an update about when the … Continue reading

The world’s first Wi-fi 6E router costs over $500 USD

SlashGear / 1h
The pointy crown-looking WiFi 6E router you see before you was revealed by ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today. This is the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, the “world’s first router to use the latest WiFi 6E (802.11ax) wireless network standard.” Users will be able to roll with the latest in fastest-possible Wi-Fi internet speed while remaining compatible with devices that … Continue reading

Amazon shutters Prime Pantry, but you don’t have to worry

SlashGear / 1h
Amazon has decided to shutter its Prime Pantry service, one of its first forays into the grocery delivery business. Available since its launch in 2014, the service enabled Prime subscribers to order boxes of non-perishable goods for a $5 fee, something that has become increasingly unnecessary as Amazon expands its grocery services and speeds up its Prime delivery. Until now, … Continue reading

Nvidia has patched several serious security flaws affecting Windows and Linux devices

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Nvidia has released fixes for 16 vulnerabilities in its GPU display drivers and vGPU software.

AMD CPU sales get even stronger as Ryzen 5000 stock issues ease

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Sales stats from one big European retailer indicate an even more dominant presence for AMD Ryzen CPUs.

Adata's First Gaming Laptop Nails It

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I find it exciting when a new laptop brand enters the gaming market. The space is a little crowded at the moment, sure, but it can be refreshing to review something new. In my experience, there’s usually some feature or some hardware combination that I haven’t seen before, or the thermals are as pleasant as my… Read more...

WarnerMedia Wants to 'Move On' After Justice League Probe

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WarnerMedia , the AT&T-owned parent company of Warner Bros.’ TV and movie studios, is signaling that it’s ready to move on after its Justice League investigation—but for actor Ray Fisher, it’s nowhere near over. Read more...

Introducing...a smartphone microscope the size of your finger – Future Blink

28Mashable / 1h
The iMicro Q2 is a tiny fingertip microscope that fits on any smartphone. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Microscope , Smartphone Camera , Smartphone Accessories , and Future Blink

The First and Best Way to Troubleshoot a Fussy Device

38Lifehacker / 1h
I’m almost surprised I have to write this, but when my friends and roommates come to me with technological quirks to solve , I always hit them with one answer off the top of my head. And more often than not, it’s the single thing they need to do to fix any issue they’re having. Read more...

Oculus Rift S vs Oculus Quest 2: What’s the Right VR Headset for You?

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Oculus Rift S vs Oculus Quest 2: What’s the Right VR Headset for You?

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Now up for bid: Parts from Delta Air Lines’ last Boeing 747


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Ever since I took my first Boeing 747 flight — on Pan Am from JFK to London Heathrow (LHR) — as a child, I have had a love affair with this jet, fondly known as the Queen of the Skies. In 2017, I was honored to be on United Airlines’ last 747 flight. And a year later — sadly — I took a special trip to Tupelo, Miss., where United’s last five 747s were in different phases of disassembly.

I’m such a fan of the 747 that I even have it as part of my Aviation Queen logo. All that being said, it’s been really sad to see airlines retire and disassemble these iconic jets.

But if you want your own piece of a 747 (I proudly own a piece of United’s last 747) Delta Air Lines is here to help. The carrier is using eBay to sell off everything from the tail number and USA flag section(currently at $950) to an emergency hatch (currently at $200).

If you’re an aviation geek in general or a 747 lover specifically, this is the dream sale, with 250 items up for bid and prices to fit every budget. Below are my top 10 auction picks. Please note that prices were current as of press time.
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Delta 747 Queen of the Skies Farewell Tour Cut Out(Screenshot courtesy of eBay)

While it comes with a $15,000 price tag, this cut-out is a prized item that would have the place of honor in my basement. The dimensions aren’t included in the item’s description, but the fact that you have to inquire about freight prices to ship it tells me it won’t be cheap.”
747-700 Aircraft Row of 4 Delta Comfort Seats(Screenshot courtesy of eBay)

For only $400, you can have this row of seats in your home. I’d split them up and use them as seating in a media room or as part of the world’s coolest dining room set.
747 First Class Lie-Flat Seat Compartment(Screenshot courtesy of eBay)

If four seats are too much for you, then consider bidding $1,750 for this first-class, lie-flat seat. It would be great in a rec or media room.
Boeing 747 Wheel Hub Coffee Table(Screenshot courtesy of eBay)

Back when I still had my blog, I did a post on how I would love to decorate my home in furniture made from aircraft parts (I’m still saving for that Boeing 747 engine cowling bed). This Boeing 747-400 main landing gear wheel coffee table, at $925, would be perfect in my dream aviation furniture home. You can have your coffee table with 36- or 42-inch glass.
Authentic 747-400 ex-Delta Airlines Single Window Display(Screenshot courtesy of eBay)

You may want to spend $350 on this original window cut manufactured in 1990 and operated by both Northwest Airlines and Delta. It could be a unique way to frame a piece of art in your home. The window’s approximate dimensions are 21 inches by 25 inches.
Delta 747-400 Small Galley(Screenshot courtesy eBay)

Bid $5,500 or more and you can create a Delta corner in your home or office. This galley was on a 747 that went into service with Northwest Airlines in June 1990 and retired as a Delta jet in 2017.
Delta 747-400 Overhead Bins(Screenshot courtesy of eBay)

For a mere $500, you can bid on a section of overhead bins. They measure approximately 20x26x42 and weigh 30 pounds. I could see using these in my quilting studio as (an expensive) place to store fabric and supplies.
Delta 747-400 Exit Sign(Screenshot courtesy of eBay)

Because I’m a quirky aviation geek, I would absolutely bid on this $125 exit sign and hang it above the inside of my front door.
Delta Coat HangersScreenshot courtesy of eBay)

As someone who actually eats off of Delta Air Lines first-class silverware (and also has a set of Northwest silverware), these hangers, up for bid for $25, used for first-class passengers would appeal to me. I’d probably use them to hang up my coats in the hall closet.
Northwest Airlines 747 Slide Raft Rescue Kit

This is what flight crews would grab as they jumped down the upper deck slide to the raft. Fortunately, it hasn’t been touched since December 1988, when it was first manufactured.

Featured photo by Darren Murph/The Points Guy 


Biden Admin’s Vaccine Plan: Release All Stored Doses

78Gizmodo / 1h
On Friday, the incoming Biden administration detailed a new plan to make as many vaccine doses available as possible to the public. They plan to release all doses held in storage, breaking from the current strategy of stockpiling some of the available supply to ensure that people can get their second doses. Though the… Read more...

The best Super Bowl TV sales 2021: deals from Best Buy, Walmart, and more

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We've rounded up the best Super Bowl TV sales of 2021 which include 4K TV deals from Best Buy, Walmart, and more.

Twitch will refresh the PogChamp emote image every 24 hours

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A couple of days after Twitch yanked one of its oldest and most popular emotes , PogChamp is back with a twist. For the foreseeable future, Twitch will change the image every 24 hours. Soon after PogChamp vanished from the platform, Sean “Day9" Plott, a well-known StarCraft II player and commentator, suggested using an image of a random Twitch community member anytime someone used the emote. His

How to Turn On Link Previews in Signal (or Turn Them Off)

How-To Geek / 1h
Signal might focus on privacy and encryption, but it includes rich features found in other messaging apps like WhatsApp and iMessage. One such feature is link previews. Here’s how to turn link previews on or off, including on a per-message basis. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

We Couldn't Decide on a Headline, but Motorola's New Phones are Super Affordable

72How-To Geek / 1h
Not everyone needs a flagship phone, and these days you don’t need to spend $1,000 to get a good Android phone setup. Motorola knows it too, which is why it announced four new Moto G phones priced under $400. As always, spending a little more will get you a little more. But if you set your expectations correctly, you can go as low as $170 with the latest offerings and get something usable. Read T

Cancer Researcher Sentenced for Stealing Biological Samples

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In December 2019, a Chinese cancer expert named Zaosong Zheng working at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was arrested for trying to sneak 19 vials of biological samples to China so he could continue his research. Now Zheng’s been sentenced to time served, The Boston Globe reports , in part due to his value to society as a doctor and researcher. But he was forced to leave the U.S. f

Sony reveals full details on its upcoming 360 Reality Audio speakers

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Earlier today, Sony announced plans to expand its 360 Reality Audio platform . The key updates were a two-fold approach for expanding the limited content library, licensing tech to other companies and — most importantly — news that it would ship its own speakers built for the immersive sound this spring. At the time, the company said it didn’t have any info beyond a few vague details, but that’s

Researchers developed an easier route for robot terrain design – Strictly Robots

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RoboGrammar is a new system from MIT researchers that tells you which robot design is best based on what terrain it needs to operate on. Read more... More about Design , Mashable Video , Robot , Mit , and Mit Researchers

NHTSA determines sudden acceleration complaints in Tesla vehicles were due to driver error

200+TechCrunch / 2h
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined the reports of sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) involving four different Tesla models were due to user error. The NHTSA first began investing the claims last January, shortly after Brian Sparks requested the agency recall all Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles made during or after 2013. In

What is up with Tesla’s value?

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The last year taught us that the connection between the stock market and the economy is imprecise at best. Despite some useful commentary underscoring the two are at least somewhat linked, it’s clear that many Americans can lose their jobs and financial security at the same time that stocks can keep on rising like the boom times will never end. It seems that today’s market is willing to value sto

Man going to federal prison for defrauding Spirit out of flights you can easily buy for $9

The Points Guy / 2h
A Texas man will spend 30 months in federal prison after defrauding ultra-low-cost Spirit Airlines out of free flights. Hubbard Bell, a former Mesa Airlines employee who was fired from the regional carrier after just four months, was apparently unwilling to relinquish one of the so-called perks of the job: access to free Spirit Airlines tickets. Rather than join Spirit’s $9 Fare Club after his te

Google's Plan To Quash Cookies Draws Scrutiny From Regulators

43Gizmodo / 2h
On Friday, UK’s antitrust authority announced a new investigation into Google’s plan to end support for third party cookies in Chrome. The probe, it explained, is meant to determine whether the change “could cause advertising spend to become even more concentrated on Google’s ecosystem,” potentially choking out… Read more...

California Is Packing the COVID Dead Into Refrigerated Trucks

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So many people are dying at the hands of the coronavirus in California that mortuaries are running out of space to store bodies. State officials are dispatching refrigerated trucks across the state to hold corpses, as the rising COVID-19 death toll is causing funeral homes to fill up, the Los Angeles Times reports . The move comes as funeral homes now have the miserable job of turning away grievi

Super Nintendo World interactive online tour launched

SlashGear / 2h
Today the folks at Nintendo revealed an interactive online tour of their massively impressive theme park: Super Nintendo World. Starting at the front page of the park on the park’s Universal Studios Japan site, the user drops in and explores the park in full 3D motion. One wonders whether the work that was put into this presentation might be flipped … Continue reading

These $50 Clip-On Speakers Let You Turn Any Pair of Glasses Into Earbuds

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Everyone seems desperate to strap a pair of smart glasses to their faces (or at least tech companies seem desperate to sell us on this solution), but the closest we’ve got to that right now are the $200 Bose Frames or the $250 Amazon Echo frames . The problem is they only deliver audio. That’s a lot to pay for a… Read more...

WandaVision will have a two-episode premiere, Disney confirms

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Disney has confirmed that two episodes of WandaVision will show on January 15.

NHTSA says users are to blame for reports of Teslas suddenly accelerating

84Engadget / 2h
Following a nearly year-long investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says Tesla vehicles don’t have a design flaw that makes them prone to sudden and unintended acceleration. The federal agency began looking into the issue last January after it was petitioned to do so in 2019. As part of the investigation, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) examine

Jordan Aviation Wants To Launch US Flights

21One Mile at a Time / 2h
An airline you’ve probably never heard of (and frankly that I hadn’t heard of prior to today) wants to start flying to the United States… cool! Jordan Aviation requests permission for US flights Jordan Aviation has this week filed with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a foreign air carrier permit. The airline is seeking expedited approval, as it plans to start operating scheduled ser

This massive Pokemon Gengar pillow is here to eat your dreams

SlashGear / 2h
Pokemon plushies are nothing new, and we’ve seen some very interesting ones throughout the years. When the topic is memorable Pokemon plushies, no doubt many people immediately think of things like gigantic Snorlax pillows or Metapod sleeping bags, but now their might be a new competitor for the title of “strangest plush Pokemon product,” on the market. This, ladies and … Continue reading

Cruise grabs ex-Delta COO to shepherd robotaxis to the road

SlashGear / 2h
Cruise AV, the GM-backed autonomous vehicle startup aiming to replace cabs with driverless electric pods, has brought in the big guns as it readies for a broad robotaxi rollout. Gil West, former Delta Air Lines Chief Operating Officer, has joined Cruise as its new COO, where he’ll be responsible for figuring out how to launch autonomy at scale. “Large robotaxi … Continue reading

What I learned playing 30+ years’ worth of Jeopardy! video games

52Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / You're going down, Diane... (credit: Collage by Aurich Lawson) Friday, January 8, 2021, marks the end of an era for American television. That's when TV stations around the country air the final episode of Jeopardy! featuring Alex Trebek as host. Since relaunching Jeopardy! as a syndicated game show in 1984, Trebek emceed thousands of episodes until just before his death from cancer in N

WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years

200+Wired / 2h
A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place since 2016.

Cruise taps former Delta executive for COO post as it creeps toward commercialization

87TechCrunch / 2h
Cruise, the autonomous vehicle technology subsidiary of GM, said Friday it has hired Delta Air Lines’ former chief operating officer Gil West as it makes the transition towards early commercialization. West, who had retired from Delta last year, will become Cruise’s first chief operating officer. The announcement comes more than month after Cruise launched tests on public roads using autonomous v

Overclocker pushes Intel Rocket Lake-S processor to 6.9GHz

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An overclocker pushed an Intel Rocket Lake-S CPU to an incredible 6.9GHz with the help of liquid nitrogen cooling - and they even made a video of it.

Quibi’s $1.75B experiment ends with Roku acquisition for “less than $100M”

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Quibi, the curious "TV on your phone" service that lasted for roughly six months last year , will soon live on—as a free-with-ads channel on Roku. After rumors began circulating earlier this week, Quibi and Roku confirmed on Friday that the two companies had reached terms for an acquisition, putting most of Quibi's hours of original programming into Roku's hands. Most of the Quibi service involve

Climate Change Will Roast Cities More Than Anywhere Else

300+Futurism / 2h
Heat Islands Scientists are taking aim at a commonly-overlooked problem in the fight against climate change: what to do about cities . New research shows that the average temperature within a city will rise well beyond the global average temperatures that climate initiatives tend to focus on, Wired reports . In fact, the new models show that metro areas could end up 4.4 degrees Celsius hotter by

Panasonic's New OLED Flagship is a Seriously Great TV for Gamers

77How-To Geek / 3h
Panasonic just announced its brand new flagship 4K OLED TV for 2021: the JZ2000. The crowning gem of the JZ2000 is the HCX Pro AI Processor, which promises to deliver a huge boost to gaming performance and improve overall picture quality. It will be available in both 55- and 65-inch variants, and is the successor to last year’s HZ2000 model. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Leinster vs Ulster live stream: how to watch Pro14 rugby clash online from anywhere

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Here's how to get a Leinster vs Ulster live stream and watch Pro14 online wherever you are right now - it's Ireland's biggest rugby rivalry and it's on tonight!

This 10" LED Ring Kit is on Sale for $17, So Now is the Time for Stunning Selfies

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BlitzWolf 10" LED Ring Kit | $17 | Amazon | Clip coupon Read more...

VCs discuss gaming’s biggest infrastructure investment opportunities in 2021

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We last polled our network of investors on the topic of gaming infrastructure startups back in May just as it was becoming clear what pandemic opportunities were in store for gaming startups. Accel’s Amit Kumar told us at the time that “social and interactivity layers spanning across these games” were poised to be the big winners, highlighting his firm’s investments in startups like Discord and M

Roku has snapped up Quibi’s library of short-form shows

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Roku has snapped up Quibi’s vast library of short-form content and will bring it to the free Roku Channel later this year.

Sony takes on Dolby Atmos with live spatial audio concerts for your smartphone

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Sony is expanding its spatial audio technology to a platform called Artist Connection on iOS and Android devices.

Fate: The Winx Saga Isn't for Winx Club Fans, and I’m Not Sure Who Else It's For

41Gizmodo / 3h
It’s hard to adapt a children’s show—especially when you’re trying to “age it up” for an older audience. Netflix has tried to do exactly that with Fate: The Winx Saga , a tale about fairies trying to balance their magical destiny with romance and homework. But can you really turn a fairy show for preschoolers into a… Read more...

Apple Is Trying to Find a Manufacturer For Its Self-Driving Car

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300+Futurism / 3h
Apple x Hyundai South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors is in early stage talks with tech titan Apple to develop an electric car, CNBC reports . Shares of the manufacturer surged by 19 percent following the news. Hyundai isn’t the only carmaker in talks with Apple. “We understand that Apple is in discussion with a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor,” a Hyundai Motor rep told CNBC

Next iPad leaked for this year (it’s mini!)

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SlashGear / 3h
The next iPad was leaked by suppliers in China with a few details on features. The next device will be an iPad mini, that being the 6th Generation iPad mini, complete with a slightly larger display. Where the previous iPad mini featured a 7.9-inch display, this new iPad mini (6th Generation) was leaked to include an 8.4-inch display. The new … Continue reading

How to Start a Journaling Practice With Your Kids

37Lifehacker / 3h
As we dive into this new year—while still wading through a devastating pandemic—you may be looking for fresh habits that help you and your kids increase your mindfulness and help process the times we are living through. If so, now is the time to start a regular journaling practice with your kids. Read more...

Huge Best Buy Gaming Sale Includes Savings on Animal Crossing, Cyberpunk 2077, and Everything Else

Gizmodo / 3h
All Video Games On Sale | Best Buy

Debunking credit card myths: Does canceling a card I don’t use help my credit score?

The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note : This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. It’s no surprise that travel rewards credit cards get quite a bit of coverage here at TPG. Taking advantage of top sign-up bonuses and strategically using your cards for everyday purchases can unlock fantastic redemptions such as premium cabin flights and luxurious hotel rooms . However, there are a number of miscon

Disney's decommissioned '20,000 Leagues' ride gets a second life in VR

98Engadget / 3h
Disney’s classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ride closed 27 years ago, but that won’t preclude you from hopping aboard. Polygon notes that Defunctland, Kevin Perjurer’s unofficial theme park preservation project, has recreated the 20,000 Leagues attraction in VR. Don a helmet and you can relive what it was like to sit in that faux submarine as Captain Nemo guided you through Arctic waters, Atlan

The Rate of Earth’s Spin Appears to Be Accelerating

300+Gizmodo / 3h
The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, most of them unpleasant, but it will also be remembered for being one of the fastest on record, due to our planet’s accelerating rate of spin. Should this trend continue, it could result in an unprecedented “negative leap second.” Read more...

Coronavirus Vaccine Demand Has Health Officials Turning to Eventbrite

500+NYT > Technology / 3h
Public health officials are using Eventbrite’s online ticketing platform to schedule shots. But appointments are still hard to find, and not everyone knows how to use the website.

Jumbotail raises $14.2 million for its wholesale marketplace in India

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Jumbotail, an online wholesale marketplace for grocery and food items, said on Friday it has raised an additional $14.2 million as the Bangalore-based startup chases the opportunity to digitize neighborhood stores in the world’s second-largest internet market. The five-year-old startup said the new tranche of its Series B financing round was led by VII Ventures, with participation from Nutresa, V

A Google smart display with radar-based sleep tracking is reportedly happening

32Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / The current Google Nest Hub. A "sleep-tracking smart display" sounds like something you might come up with if you were pulling tech product buzzwords out of a hat, but that is the latest Google product rumor on the always-reliable 9to5Google . Earlier this week, a new Nest product hit the FCC with Project Soli onboard, and after some digging, 9to5's sources now say it's for a new Nest H

JetBlue Faces Ridiculous Anti-Competitive Lawsuit

24One Mile at a Time / 3h
As much as I’m generally all for calling out airlines when they act in an anti-competitive manner, I don’t think this qualifies. I wasn’t going to write about this, but the PR & crisis management firm for Fareportal has emailed me three times in the past 24 hours to bring this to my attention, so I guess they really want me to cover this. As they wish… While I’m no lawyer, I’ll gladly share my ta

Drone Racing League embraces sports betting in partnership with DraftKings

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48Engadget / 4h
Since the dawn of the drone era, enterprising pilots and enthusiasts have found ways to make money off their passion for flying. Thanks to a new partnership between the Drone Racing League and DraftKings, though, gamblers can now make money off of other people’s passion for flying. Well, some gamblers, anyway. While DraftKings can legally operate its daily fantasy sports business in 43 states, th

Virgin has the best fibre broadband deal out there... but it ends this weekend

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Virgin's latest broadband deals are some of the best on the market right now, offering £75 Amazon vouchers and more.

Roku Buys the Rights to Quibi Content, the Service No One Cared About

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Hey, do you remember Quibi? That’s the “Quick Bites” service that promised short-form content perfect for your phone or tablet. We forgive you if you already forgot about Quibi, considering it died after just six months of operation. Roku will raise Quibi from the dead, and stream its content for free on the Roku Channel. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple Fitness+ Review: The Workout App for (Almost) Everyone

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Fitness+ is a new $9.99/month (or $79.99/year) exercise video subscription service from Apple. With all the free workouts available on YouTube and similar paid offerings from the likes of Peloton, it needs to be excellent to stand out. So, is it? Let’s find out. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'WandaVision' will debut with two episodes on Disney+

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WandaVision , Marvel Studios’ first live-action Disney+ series, will have a special two-episode premiere. In a press release first spotted by ComicBook , Disney said the first two episodes of the series will air together on January 15th. After that, the third episode will start streaming on January 22nd. In the past, Disney has typically stuck to a one episode per week release cadence, though the

Try These Alternatives Instead of Wasting Your Time on a Detox

100+Lifehacker / 4h
By now we all know that new year “detoxes” and “resets” don’t detox or reset anything. Depending on which you choose, they are either unsustainable diets or pure pseudoscience —often a mix of both. And yet, they still appeal. Read more...

NASA Releases Hubble Images of Galaxies Smashing Into Each Other

200+Futurism / 4h
Galaxy Mergers To celebrate the new year, NASA and the European Space Agency have graced us with six glorious views of mindbogglingly massive galaxy mergers, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. “These interactions are a key aspect of galaxy evolution and are among the most spectacular events in the lifetime of a galaxy,” reads an ESA statement . Image Credit: ESA Each system was the subject o

United becomes the final ‘Big 3’ airline to ban emotional support animals

26The Points Guy / 4h
Hoping to bring an emotional support pup or kitty or miniature horse on your next flight? It’s time to officially cross United off the list, unless your companion creature has been “specifically trained to assist people with disabilities.” Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation closed a major loophole that had effectively allowed travelers to fly with a variety of pets in the cabin. No

Studio Ghibli’s next film has a release date on HBO Max — and it’s soon

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Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch is coming to cinemas and HBO Max in February.

Quibi's Decaying Library of Content Will Soon Be Free on Roku

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Quibi’s content is officially heading to Roku.

ArcX's wearable joystick is a Bluetooth remote for your phone

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If you’re running, the last thing you want to do is break your stride to fiddle with your phone or watch for whatever reason. Answering calls, changing tracks, marking lap times, all of it distracts you from the pursuit of a better time when you’re striking the sidewalk. That’s the problem that ArcX believes it’s fixed with its silicon ring with a small joystick on one end. The idea being that yo

GM launches new logo to show it’s serious about an electric future

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General Motors has changed its logo, refreshed its website and kicked off a new “Everybody In” marketing campaign as part of a broader effort to illustrate the company’s transformation to a modern, fast-moving and inclusive organization that is serious about accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. The changes were unveiled Friday as part of GM’s presence at the virtual 2021 CES tech trade

Pokemon GO Shiny Buizel and how to get it

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Starting soon, users will be able to attain the long-awaited Shiny Buizel in Pokemon GO. This otter baby Pokemon is one of several Pokemon appearing in Pokemon GO in greater numbers starting on the 12th of January, 2021. At that time, you’ll be able to find certain Pokemon a lot easier than normal as the Pokemon GO universe inches toward … Continue reading

'Dracula' and six other horror classics will stream for free on YouTube

87Engadget / 4h
You’ll soon have another good reason to fire up YouTube if you’re a movie buff revisiting some old favorites. NME and Android Police report that Universal Pictures is making seven classic horror movies available for free on its “Fear: The Home of Horror” YouTube channel for a week each. It will start with Dracula and The Mummy at 3PM Eastern on January 15th. Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

It's Been A Year And I'm Still Thinking About The Sony Car

43Gizmodo / 4h
For companies that exist to build cars, automakers sure like to parade around non-working mockups with the promise they’ll one day be drivable. How ironic is it that when Sony, a major tech company, decided to bring a car to the Consumer Electronics Show last year, it brought one that ran. Read more...

This is how hominins adapted to a changing world 2 million years ago

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The versatility that helped humans take over the world emerged very early in our evolutionary history, according to sediments and stone tools from Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. Olduvai has provided some of the oldest known tools and fossils from our genus, Homo . A recent study lines that evidence up with environmental clues buried in the sediment. The results suggest that our early relatives were e

Get a huge 100GB data allowance in this ridiculously cheap iPhone 11 deal

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One of the cheapest iPhone 11 deals currently around, Fonehouse is giving you 100GB of data for only £32 a month.

The best deals we found this week: $30 off Crucial's MX500 SSD and more

41Engadget / 4h
Now that the holidays have come and gone, most of us are attempting to get back into the swing of a regular working schedule. Along with that have come a few solid tech deals — one of our favorite Crucial internal SSDs hit a new record low price, while a handful of Razer peripherals went on sale, too. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. Crucial MX500 internal

The Mandalorian Is Way Better in Season 2

76Wired / 4h
The first season of the Star Wars series was good. But in the second, the visuals and writing make the jump to lightspeed.

Quibi content will live on thanks to Roku

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Quibi will no doubt go down as one of biggest entertainment failures of all time, but the content that was created for the ill-fated platform won’t just disappear into the aether. Following Quibi’s shutdown at the beginning of December, Roku has announced that it will be the new home of Quibi’s various shows, with this content being added to The … Continue reading

More Than 4,000 Americans Died From COVID Yesterday

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On Thursday, the U.S. passed another horrible record as officials recorded the highest single-day coronavirus death toll, at over 4,000 fatalities, according to The New York Times . Unfortunately, experts expect things to worsen in the future, in part because of increased transmission from holiday travel and gatherings as well as a generally restless populace. “We believe things will get worse as

A 'sale' isn't always a good deal — here's how to tell

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UPDATE: Jan. 8, 2021, 1:56 p.m. EST This story has been updated to include a statement from Macy's regarding its pricing practices. When you see a great deal online, your impulse is likely to add it to your cart and head to checkout . After all, those savings won't last forever — and you don't want the product to go out of stock before you had a chance to buy it at a low price. You need to get th

Last Weekend For Chase ‘Freedom Flex’ 5x Grocery Benefit

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Chase introduced a new card this year, the Chase Freedom Flex SM , and it earns 5% cash back on up to $1500 in eligible combined purchases in rotating categories, 5% on travel purchased through Chase, 3% on dining at restaurants and drugstores, and 1% on all other purchases. There's an initial offer to earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening

Save over $2,000 on a Lenovo X1 Carbon, plus more laptop deals

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OUR TOP PICK: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — save $2,019.01 BEST VALUE: Dell XPS 13 — save $226 with code SAVE15 BEST CHROMEBOOK DEAL: HP 11.6-inch Chromebook — save $50 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list, whether it's work, watching Netflix, or endlessly browsing y

Early Evidence Suggests Pfizer Vaccine Works Against New Coronavirus Variant

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Scientists are hard at work testing out whether mutations found in new variants of the coronavirus could bypass the immunity offered by currently developed vaccines. The first results from this work are encouraging: They suggest that the Pfizer vaccine is still effective against one important mutation found in these… Read more...

This high-end Roku streaming box is back on sale at its Cyber Monday price

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SAVE $20: Normally $79, the Walmart-exclusive Roku Ultra LT is on sale for just $59 as of Jan. 8 (a 25% savings). A new Marvel project is coming to Disney+ Search Party's fourth season is about to premiere on HBO Max . The Nicolas Cage x John Travolta masterpiece Face/Off has found its way to Amazon Prime Video Hulu's January lineup is stacked with blockbuster hits. And Bridgerton is making Netfl

Roku snaps up Quibi's collection of short shows

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The streaming platform acquires the rights to more than 75 programmes from Quibi.

Five ways to make AI a greater force for good in 2021

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A year ago, none the wiser about what 2020 would bring, I reflected on the pivotal moment that the AI community was in. The previous year, 2018, had seen a series of high-profile automated failures, like self-driving-car crashes and discriminatory recruiting tools . In 2019, the field responded with more talk of AI ethics than ever before. But talk, I said, was not enough. We needed to take tangi

New Sony wireless speaker boasts unusual design with an important audio purpose

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Sony has announced two new wireless speakers, one of which comes with upfiring tweeters for super immersive sound.

4K TV deals to shop for the end of the football season

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Though we're technically a week into 2021, there's still time to ensure that you don't go into this yuuuge streaming year without a new 4K TV. Between the upcoming end of an unprecedented football season and a slew of theatrical releases premiering on HBO Max, you'll thank yourself for upgrading to a screen with impeccable backlighting, precise details, and vivid colors. Here are the best TV deal

Check your Hyatt accounts — elite nights from Bonus Journeys and credit cards are posting

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World of Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys promotion is the most generous hotel offer we’ve seen since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Registered members earn triple points for every qualifying stay (up to 150,000 bonus points), while holders of The World of Hyatt Credit Card and the legacy Hyatt card can earn 4x points for resort stays (up to 75,000 bonus points). For those travelers eyeing World of

How to Plan for the Future in Times of Uncertainty

42Lifehacker / 5h
The past year has encompassed a series of eradicative historical events. A worldwide pandemic forced the world into isolation, police brutality became more visible than ever, and polarizing political leaders fomented conspiracy theories and invited chaos in the streets. Tumult and unpredictability have rapidly become… Read more...

Amazon Has Shut Down Its Prime Pantry Delivery Service

300+Gizmodo / 5h
Now that Amazon has largely integrated Whole Foods into its online shopping options, the online shopping giant is looking to pare down some of its more redundant offerings by shutting down its Prime Pantry delivery service. Read more...

How to Order Food Through Google Pay

How-To Geek / 5h
Ordering food through mobile apps has made life much easier. The only problem is, there are dozens of different apps you can use for it. Google Pay streamlines the process by putting it all into one interface. We hope you’re hungry. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pay as you go SIM only deal: get five times the data for free with Vodafone

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Vodafone's flexible pay as you go SIM only deals currently offer 5x the data at a range of different price points.

The Rogue Squadron Pilots We Want in Patty Jenkins' Star Wars Movie

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In 2023, Patty Jenkins will deliver (pending future ramifications of the world in which we live) Rogue Squadron , the next major theatrical release in the Star Wars saga: a tale of the bravest squadron of pilots in the galaxy far, far away. The Rogues have a long history within canon and a longer one out of it—and… Read more...

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe will be on display in AR during CES

54Engadget / 5h
Normally, one of the highlights of any tradeshow, particularly those with an automotive angle , is seeing the products that are announced at that event in person. But with CES an online-only affair this year due to the pandemic, brands have had to get creative. In trying to replicate a traditional showcase, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will create a virtual world where CES attendees and later consum

Don't Use Telegram's New 'People Nearby' Feature

62Lifehacker / 5h
Telegram’s new “People Nearby” feature shows a list of other nearby users and their approximate proximity to you, letting you create group chats based on geographic location. The feature is turned off by default and must be manually enabled by the user, but it’s an idiosyncratic addition for an app that markets itself… Read more...

Astronauts Could Fuel Their Return Trip Using Mars’ Atmosphere

500+Futurism / 5h
Pit Stop Scientists are working on a portable system that could help astronauts on Mars fuel up for their return trip using the atmosphere around them. Using atmospheric carbon dioxide and water from ice on and beneath the Martian surface, the University of California, Irvine scientists believe it would be possible to create methane, which could then be used as the rocket fuel that carries them h

Tesla has decided to sell the cheaper Model Y standard range after all

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Tesla has started taking orders for a cheaper standard-range version of the Model Y in an apparent reversal by CEO Elon Musk who earlier this year seemed to put on hold plans to release the vehicle. Electrek was the first to report that Tesla had updated its website to include the Model Y standard range, which will start at $41,990. That’s nearly $9,000 cheaper than the long-range version that is

Meet the 7 winners of the Taiwan Excellence awards, presented by ShowStoppers and TAITRA

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Taiwan is known for being a tech powerhouse, the headquarter of companies like Foxconn, Pegatron, TSMC, Acer and Asus. But while Taiwan’s tech industry is defined by well-established players, it is also home to a growing startup scene. Ahead of the official start of CES, the Taiwan Excellence awards were announced by nonprofit trade promotion group Taiwan External Trade Development Council (known

How I’m saving $500 this January from a single credit card

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We’re nearly a year into a pandemic that has crippled movement around the world. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that premium credit cards are simply hard to justify based on travel perks alone. Thankfully, card issuers have taken note . An array of limited-time credits and bonuses can soften the blow of paying $450 or more in annual fees in the middle of a pandemic. While not all card

Kohler’s fog-making bathtub and “intelligent toilet” are weirdly appealing

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Kohler’s goal of giving the bathroom an Internet of Things makeover continues, with its CES 2021 range including everything from an “intelligent toilet” to a fog-emitting bathtub. It’s fair to say the company has been responsible for some of the more memorable products – and the oddest – of the Consumer Electronics Show in recent years, including an Alexa-powered shower … Continue reading

Last Year Was the Hottest in Human History, Despite Record Carbon Emissions Drop

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The climate crisis doesn’t stop for anything, whether it’s an attempted coup, deadly pandemic, or economic collapse. Case in point: Last year was the hottest in human history, according to data released Friday. Read more...

The latest iPad Air returns to a record-low price of $559 on Amazon

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A few models of the new iPad Air are on sale at Amazon right now. You can get the WiFi, 64GB versions in sky blue, rose gold or silver for $559, which is $40 off their normal price and the lowest we’ve seen them. It’s the first time in a while that more than one or two models of the Air have been discounted this much, making it a good opportunity to grab one if you’ve been holding out for a price

Sony 360 Reality Audio speakers aim to bring concerts to your living room

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Back in 2019, Sony looked into the future with a sound mapping system they called 360 Reality Audio. Here in 2020, they’ve developed that idea to the point where they’re able to provide artists access to the tools and 360 Reality Audio-enabled speakers and headphones to the everyday average user. With new speakers released this year and new tools for … Continue reading

The Roblox Gambit

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So it turns out that Roblox is worth $29.5 billion. That’s the lesson the market learned this week when the gaming platform company announced that it had raised $520 million in an epic Series H . For a company valued at just $4 billion last February when it raised $150 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz , that new valuation could be considered a victory. But is it? The Exchange explore

5 reforms necessary to create a truly cashless society

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Wisam Dakka Contributor Wisam Dakka is the co-founder of Meemo , a social financial application that offers users automatic AI-powered search, personalized insights, modern peer-to-peer sharing and rewards based on their transaction and purchasing history. The coronavirus pandemic challenged the status quo and completely changed normal life as we knew it. However, with these challenges have come

Microsoft Teams 'Dynamic View' makes watching presentations easier

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Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has been releasing a steady stream of improvements to Teams, the company’s de-factor Slack competitor. As noticed by The Verge , the company gave a quick preview of a feature called “Dynamic View” that should make video calls with presentations a lot easier to view. When you’re in a Teams call with multiple participants as well as dynamic content (like a video or screen

Motorola one 5G Ace and 2021 Moto G phones make a value play

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Motorola today announced four news phones, and each and every one of them fall firmly in the mid-tier. In fact, Motorola is using this as a selling point for all four phones, boasting about the feature sets it has bequeathed such mid-tier phones. Indeed, it seems each phone announced today has at least one marquee feature, be it 5G, stylus … Continue reading

England Will Require Coronavirus Testing For Travel

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England has added a new restriction for international travelers. Is this a step in the right direction, or just kind of pointless at this stage? England will require negative COVID-19 test for travel Starting next week, passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strain

What is a hot wallet for cryptocurrency? Everything you need to know

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All your questions about hot wallets, answered.

10 Cookbooks to Read in 2021

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Recipes are so easy to find online, even people with extensive cookbook collections tend to go to Google first. But when I’m so burnt out that the very concept of cooking dinner is offensive, the only cure is logging off and opening a cookbook. Read more...

Travel demand is low. That means it’s a good time to find cheap fares

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Airlines are set for big losses in the fourth quarter, though they’re hoping for a pricing recovery to take hold later this year. For now, the timing remains a question. But for passengers, this could be the time to book travel to lock in below-average fares. Fares could jump 25% from current levels once travel confidence is restored, predicts Steve Hafner, CEO of travel-booking site Kayak. For t

JLab Audio's open-ear speakers clip onto glasses you already have

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In recent years, Bose and Amazon have both released eyewear products with built-in speakers. JLab Audio is taking a slightly different approach. With JBuds Frames, you can attach a pair of two true wireless open-ear speakers to the temples of any eyewear, so you could swap them between your regular glasses and sunglasses. JLab is including several silicone sleeves to support a variety of eyewear

Fitbit smartwatch deals: $50 price cuts on the all-new Fitbit Sense and Versa 2

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We've rounded up some epic Fitbit deals, which include price cuts on the Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch.

I Predict Hyundai Will Soon Be Out of the Running For the Apple Car

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Hyundai may have just shot itself in the foot. Late yesterday, the company hinted that Apple had come knocking to discuss the possibility of working together to develop a self-driving electric car. And then, Hyundai backpedaled. Read more...

How to Renew a Mac’s IP Address (to Troubleshoot Problems)

20How-To Geek / 6h
Renewing your IP address often fixes minor glitches and connectivity issues. Your Mac will ask your DHCP server—often your Wi-Fi router—for a new IP address and connect using either the same one or a new one, depending on the details your router provides. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox Series X Controllers Are On Sale for $50, So Get 'Em While They're Hot

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Xbox Wireless Controller (White) | $50 | Best Buy Xbox Wireless Controller (Black) | $50 | Best Buy Xbox Wireless Controller (Blue) | $55 | Best Buy Read more...

Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Effective Against New Strains

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The COVID vaccine manufactured by pharmaceuticals Pfizer and BioNTech appears to be effective against new highly transmissible strains of the coronavirus found in the UK and South Africa, according to a preliminary lab test conducted by Pfizer, Reuters reports . The study , uploaded to the preprint archive biorXiv , found that the vaccine was able to neutralize both the N501 and Y501 mutations of

Roku confirms it's buying Quibi's shows

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64Engadget / 6h
The rumors were true: Roku is buying Quibi’s shows. The media platform maker has bought Quibi’s content distribution business, giving it access to Chrissy’s Court , The Golden Arm and other shows for the now defunct service . The short-form shows will be available for free (albeit ad-supported) through the Roku Channel sometime in 2021. Roku said more details would come once it was “ready to shar

Apple allegedly working with Hyundai on electric car for 2027

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) Apple's automotive plan includes a collaboration with Hyundai, according to a report published on Friday by the Korea Economic Daily. It says that Apple and Hyundai are working on battery technology that will differ from the kind used in the automaker's new battery electric vehicle platform , which goes into production later this year. The report al

Xbox Series X Controllers Are On Sale for $50, So Get 'Em While They're Hot

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Xbox Wireless Controller (White) | $50 | Best Buy Xbox Wireless Controller (Black) | $50 | Best Buy Xbox Wireless Controller (Blue) | $55 | Best Buy Read more...

PS5 exclusive Returnal looks like a heavenly bullet-hell shooter in new gameplay footage

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Returnal is the next PS5 exclusive that’s on the way, and judging from the snippets of gameplay we’ve seen, there’s a lot to get excited about.

Hitman 3 is the game I wished Assassin’s Creed was

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I got to play an early level of Hitman 3, and I’m glad to say the magic is still there.

Roku acquires Quibi’s content

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Quibi is dead, but its shows will live on. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Roku was in talks to acquire the short-form video service’s content. And this morning, Roku announced that it has indeed reached a deal for the exclusive distribution rights to all of Quibi’s programs. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Roku said it will make this content available for f

SilviaTerra wants to bring the benefits of carbon offsets to every landowner everywhere

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Zack Parisa and Max Nova, the co-founders of the carbon offset company SilviaTerra , have spent the last decade working on a way to democratize access to revenue-generating carbon offsets. As forestry credits become a big, booming business on the back of multibillion-dollar commitments from some of the world’s biggest companies to decarbonize their businesses, the kinds of technologies that the t

How Often Should You Reboot Your Computer?

200+Lifehacker / 6h
It’s probably the first thing you try when your computer is acting up: turn it off and back on again. But should you restart or shut down? Well that actually depends on what kind of computer you are using. Shutting down your computer will close out of all the programs you’ve been running and clear the cache, so that… Read more...

U.S. Senator Harassed For ‘Selling Out’ And Flying In Extra Legroom Coach

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If you’re going to take a Senator to task for flying in luxury, please don’t make it one who is flying extra legroom coach. Currently Delta’s “Comfort+” seats no longer even come with complimentary booze. Continue reading ...

Watching ‘Babylon 5’ in its original format is pretty great

500+Engadget / 6h
A couple of years ago, I wrote about a TV series that I’ve always had a big soft spot for: Babylon 5 . The show aimed to deliver a grand sci-fi epic on a budget closer to General Hospital than Star Trek . But its real strength was in its writing, with the show’s creator writing 92 of the 110 episodes made across its five-year run. Babylon 5 arguably laid the groundwork for the hyper-serialized TV

OnePlus to launch its smart wearable next week

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OnePlus Band, the first wearable from smartphone brand OnePlus, is coming on Jan. 11. The company announced the launch date on its OnePlus India Twitter account, indicating that the launch will happen in India. The company did not announce details on pricing and availability. Introducing the new face of fitness. Staying fit has never been easier. OnePlus Band #SmartEverywear Dropping 11am IST | 1

Scientists Discover Short-Legged Corgi Giraffes

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Being extremely tall is sort of a giraffe’s whole thing. So when scientists recently spotted two wild giraffes with relatively short legs—nearly halving their adult height—they were stunned. Read more...

Google One could be set to offer more free storage

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A lot more free trials of Google One could soon be made available if lines of updated Google Photos code are anything to go by.

This impressive Dell laptop is on sale for more than $200 off

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Save $226: Grab the new Dell XPS 13-inch laptop for $832.99 when you use the code SAVE15 . Cheap laptops are great for when your budget is more important than fancy features, but if you don't want to skimp out on specs while still trying to save a few bucks, you have to keep an eye out for discounts on pricey laptops. Luckily for you, we're always on the hunt for sales and discounts on top device

How to Reboot Family Dinnertime This Year

32Lifehacker / 6h
In many ways, the pandemic has forced families to slow down to a pace that felt impossible a year ago. I can remember, last March, staring at the large wall calendar that hangs in my kitchen. One by one, we’d crossed out basketball practices, soccer games, playdates, and family get-togethers until all that was left… Read more...

Faster Wi-Fi than ever is now a step closer

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Wi-Fi at 6GHz gains momentum with 338m devices expected to enter market in 2021.

How to Cancel or Change Your Apple Fitness+ Subscription

How-To Geek / 7h
Every Apple Watch comes with a three-month Apple Fitness+ trial (and existing Watch owners get a one-month free trial). If your trial is coming to an end and you don’t want to be charged $9.99/month or $79.99 for a full year, let’s look at how you can cancel your subscription. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Le Creuset Is Having a Massive Sale

200+How-To Geek / 7h
If one of your 2021 resolutions is to cook more (and use better tools while you do!), there’s a massive sale happening that you need to take advantage of. The famed Le Crueset bakeware company is having a sale, and it includes their beloved Dutch oven! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

British Airways’ New Economy “Speedbird Cafe”

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In 2017 British Airways started charging for all food and drinks in short haul economy. British Airways became the first major, “full service” European airline to have such a policy, and it’s something that other airlines have adopted since . During the pandemic British Airways temporarily introduced free bottled water and a small snack in short haul economy, in order to minimize contact between

Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight Role May Have Finally Been Confirmed

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Get a look at the latest Purge movie, if the world outside your window wasn’t enough. Legends of Tomorrow adds a fearsome new regular. Riverdale ’s time jump continues to get weirder. Plus, what’s to come when Snowpiercer returns, and another new look at Batwoman ’s second origin. Spoilers now! Read more...

Panasonic's latest OLED TV offers gaming upgrades and AI tuning

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78Engadget / 7h
How does Panasonic stand out in a crowded TV market? By courting new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X owners, apparently. The electronics giant has unveiled its 2021 flagship OLED TV, the JZ2000, and its centerpiece is an HCX Pro AI Processor that not only improves picture quality (more on that in a moment), but delivers a big boost to gaming performance. The 4K set promises some of the “very lowe

Google’s plan to replace tracking cookies goes under UK antitrust probe

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100+TechCrunch / 7h
Google’s plan to end support for third-party cookies in the Chrome browser and its Chromium engine is under investigation by the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The antitrust regulator said today that it’s launched a probe under Chapter II of the U.K.’s Competition Act 1998 into “suspected breaches of competition law by Google”. The move follows a complaint lodged in November by a

Elon Musk says Mars settlers will use cryptocurrency, like ‘Marscoin’

21Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is back in stock and $10 off

37Engadget / 7h
If you’re looking for a fun way to get moving while stuck inside, Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure is a good option. But it’s often hard to find as it goes in and out of stock quickly (like most things Nintendo Switch-related). However, the Ring Fit Adventure back in stock at Amazon and Best Buy right now and both retailers have it for $10 off, bringing it down to $70. You’ll have to add the device

New Moto G phones revealed, plus a new cheap 5G phone for CES 2021

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Motorola has a new lineup of budget devices ahead of CES 2021, from a new cheap 5G phone to a refined Moto G Stylus.

Is There a Simple Way to Video Chat With My Elderly Parents?

100+Lifehacker / 7h
The pandemic has been rough on everyone, especially when it comes to maintaining connection with the people we love. Luckily, technology allows us to maintain these connections in all sorts of useful ways. Chats. Game nights. Video calls. You can even watch movies together —even if you aren’t in the same room. Read more...

Motorola's latest batch of budget phones includes a cheap 5G model

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42Engadget / 7h
Samsung isn’t the only company unveiling new devices earlier than usual this year — just ahead of CES 2021, Motorola has pulled back the curtain on its latest batch of smartphones. There are no flagship models in sight for now, but as usual, Motorola has a bevy of new options for smartphone shoppers on a budget. The most interesting by far is the oddly named, $400 Motorola One 5G Ace (above), tha

Roku makes it simpler to build wireless soundbars for Roku TVs

42Engadget / 7h
Last year at CES, Roku unveiled Roku TV Ready , an initiative that made it easier to connect soundbars and receivers to its TVs. It included partners like TCL, which just introduced a slew of soundbars , and Sound United, the parent company of Polk and Denon. Now, the company is taking things a step further. Roku has announced a wireless soundbar reference design, which other brands can use to bu

Get the Most Out of Your iPad With These Accessories

100+Wired / 7h
These are some of our favorite stands, cases, keyboards, and Pencils no matter which iPad you have.

FlexClip is a Good-Enough Alternative to MagSafe to Stick Stuff to Your Phone

70How-To Geek / 7h
For me, Apple’s MagSafe attachment system on the iPhone 12 is the biggest phone innovation of 2020. And that’s a hard thing to say as an Android fan. Peak Design is working on a universal mount system, but FlexClip has them beat to the market, with a universal use-it-on-anything bracket that’s designed for phones, mounts, and accessories. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tired of Winter? Give Your Home a Tropical Vibe

How-To Geek / 7h
After the tree has been put away and the holiday magic has disappeared, winter can quickly become dreary. If you find yourself daydreaming of sandy beaches and warm weather, bring the vacation home with the products below. From a tropical-fruit-scented candle to a splurge-worthy margarita maker, these items are sure to make you feel like summer’s just around the corner. Read This Article on LifeS

Motorola Just Revamped Its Budget Phone Lineup, and There's Something for Everyone

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56Gizmodo / 7h
CES typically isn’t a big show for smartphones, but that hasn’t stopped Motorola from giving the entire Moto G lineup a big refresh to start the year, along with a new version of Motorola’s most affordable 5G phone. Read more...

Sony will debut its own 360 Reality Audio speakers this spring

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50Engadget / 7h
Sony has been preaching the gospel of 360 Reality Audio for two years now. At CES 2019 , the company first showed off the immersive audio platform that was designed to make it sound like you were inside the music. More specifically, artists and producers could position instruments and vocals around a sphere in Sony’s software, positioning them around the listener virtually to create the immersive

How to Uninstall or Disable Extensions in Google Chrome

24How-To Geek / 7h
Extensions can add a wide range of new features and functionality to Google Chrome, but sometimes you need to remove or disable one or more of them. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Teams update will make your meetings more interactive than ever

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New 'Dynamic view' feature will automatically improve the visibility of shared content during a Microsoft Teams meeting.

OnePlus Band India launch confirmed for January 11

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We have known for some time that wearable was in the works from OnePlus, which had steadfastly refrained from entering this market. Now, it is official that the OnePlus Band is arriving and doing so first in India.

David Attenborough won't return to Instagram

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The broadcasting legend reveals to Radio 1's Greg James he's busy enough replying to letters.

Best Buy laptop deals: Dell Inspiron, HP Chromebook and Lenovo Yoga up to $200 off this weekend

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Save up to $200 in Best Buy's latest laptop deals, but hurry - these offers end this weekend.

NASA chooses four small-scale astrophysics missions for the Pioneers program

SlashGear / 8h
NASA has confirmed that it has chosen four small-scale astrophysics missions for further development. The missions were selected as part of its new Pioneers program and are intended to explore cosmic phenomena like galaxy evolution, exoplanets, high-energy neutrinos, and neutron star mergers. The four concepts chosen for additional study include Aspera, Pandora, StarBurst, and PUEO. Aspera is a S

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Promo: 50% Bonus Virgin Points & Tier Points For New Bookings

29One Mile at a Time / 8h
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has launched a potentially valuable promo for anyone who is looking to plan future travel. Earn 50% bonus Virgin points & tier points Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering 50% bonus points for future flight bookings, including both redeemable Virgin points and elite tier points: This is valid for new bookings made between January 8 and February 2, 2021 This is valid

Cybercriminals are turning security tools into a means of attack

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Graphical interfaces and thorough documentation make some security tools appealing to bad actors.

Podcast: An attempted coup powered by social media

39Engadget / 8h
This week, Devindra and Cherlynn were planning to chat about everything coming at CES 2021... but the siege on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists changed things. We discuss how social media and mobile tech played a huge role in planning and executing the attempted coup, and what this means for Twitter and Facebook. And then we somehow manage to keep talking about gadgets and CES. Listen be

Covid-19: Government denies 'snubbing' BT's wi-fi for pupils offer

200+BBC News - Technology / 8h
The firm's plan to improve access to online classes "did not suitably meet" children's needs, it says.

Why Are Some Network Ports Risky, And How Do You Secure Them?

32How-To Geek / 8h
There’s a network port for every type of traffic. Some ports are more at risk than others. Here are the worst offenders and what you can do to secure them. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Fifa 21 and Frozen 2 top digital sales of 2020

68BBC News - Technology / 8h
The UK spent a record £9bn on home entertainment last year as the coronavirus pandemic hit.

2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range RWD model debuts at $41,990

SlashGear / 8h
We now know the reason behind the price cuts of Tesla’s Model Y last year. As it turns out, the 2021 Tesla Model Y Standard Range RWD model arrives early this year and is now available to order. The Standard Range RWD version starts at $41,990 (before incentives) and is the most affordable Model Y of the lot. For this, … Continue reading

The Rise of Sierra Online Wasn’t Exactly a Fairytale

200+Wired / 8h
Founder Ken Williams opens up about his new book, video game design in the late 80s—and his regrets about selling the company.

Amazon's Prime Pantry delivery service is no more

100+Engadget / 8h
Amazon Prime Pantry, the e-commerce giant’s early foray into grocery delivery, is dead . The company launched Prime Pantry for household items and non-perishable food and snacks back in 2014, giving customers a way to stock up on the heavy items they need for their homes that don’t usually ship for free. Now, it’s gone, shut down for good by Amazon on Wednesday. A spokesperson told Bloomberg that

Put off by the Samsung Galaxy S21 price? Xiaomi's new cheap phones are here

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The first new phones of the year are pretty affordable, something the Galaxy S21 likely isn't going to be.

7 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and more this weekend

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January doesn't need to be a quiet month with these new movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus and more.

The Luxe Bathrooms of the Future Have $16,000 RGB-Lit Bathtubs and Touchless Toilets

52Gizmodo / 8h
Normally, bathroom tech at CES tends to be an assortment of wacky toilets, bathroom fixtures with Alexa crammed in, and showerheads that help you save water. That’s still mostly true this year, but with CES 2021 going completely virtual due to the pandemic, Kohler’s showcase poses a timely question: What if your… Read more...

How to Use Spotify Offline on a Windows 10 PC or Mac

20How-To Geek / 8h
Streaming music services offer a huge library of music, but only if you have an internet connection. However, Spotify can download music to listen to offline. Here’s how to take your music offline on Windows PCs and Macs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Hackers can clone Google Titan 2FA keys using a side channel in NXP chips

400+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Google) There’s wide consensus among security experts that physical two-factor authentication keys provide the most effective protection against account takeovers. Research published today doesn’t change that, but it does show how malicious attackers with physical possession of a Google Titan key can clone it. There are some steep hurdles to clear for an attack to be successful.

Nu Metro cinemas close during the week- here's what to stream instead

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Who goes to the movies in the week anyways?

Fitbit Charge 3 vs Fitbit Charge 4: choose the right fitness tracker for you

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Garmin's feature-packed activity trackers look almost identical, but there are some important differences.

Delta Air Lines Bans Emotional Support Animals

400+One Mile at a Time / 8h
In early December 2020, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs) , allowing airlines to no longer accommodate emotional support animals if they don’t want to. Alaska Airlines recently became the first major US airline to announce a ban on emotional support animals, and then American Airlines followed days later. Delta Air Lines has now b

Picasso PS-01 is a Swiss hypercar that weighs 1985 pounds

SlashGear / 8h
A new Swiss hypercar has been revealed by a company called Picasso Automotive. The first car from the company is called the Picasso PS-01, and it’s incredibly light. The car is constructed entirely from carbon fiber and weighs 1985 pounds. One of the body’s carbon fiber panels is 10.5 feet long and is said to be the longest carbon fiber … Continue reading

Nvidia's first driver update of 2021 has arrived

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Nvidia 461.09 WHQL driver includes new security updates and bug fixes

F5 shells out $500m on cloud management experts Volterra

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Web applications firm F5 Networks to acquire edge-as-a-service platform Volterra.

OnePlus watch's design and UI leaked – and it looks familiar

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
OnePlus is set to launch unveil a smart band and also has a smart watch in the works. A couple of leaks hint at the probable design and UI of the OnePlus watch

Redmi Note 10 Pro has now received the BIS certification

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro may launch in India soon as it has been seen on the BIS certification website. Previously the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G has also appeared on multiple certification websites.

An unimaginable number of people are still hooked on Windows 7

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Hundreds of millions of users are still hooked on Windows 7, which was officially retired almost a year ago.

United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 100% Bonus

1KOne Mile at a Time / 9h
United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its first promotion of the year on purchased points . Buy United MileagePlus miles with a bonus Through 11:59PM CT on Sunday, January 31, 2021, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles . Different accounts may be eligible for different bonuses, so you’ll want to log into your account and see what you’re targeted for. The accounts I man

JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS earbuds debut at CES 2021

SlashGear / 9h
JBL has unveiled new true wireless sport earbuds at CES 2021, winning a CES 2021 Innovation Award for “Best of Innovation.” The earbuds are called the JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS and are aimed at users with an active lifestyle. The earbuds feature Active Noise Canceling with Smart Ambient. That feature allows listeners to focus on their goals without distractions … Continue reading

30GB for £10/pm - Smarty has one of the best cheap SIM only deals around

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Smarty's SIM only deals offer excellent value with 30GB of data up for grabs at a price of just £10 a month.

OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 available for pre-order today with free OnePlus Buds

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The new year brings new OnePlus deals - pre-order your new Nord device today to score a free pair of OnePlus Buds headphones.

New York City Proposes Regulating Algorithms Used in Hiring

100+Wired / 9h
A bill would require firms to disclose when they use software to assess candidates, and vendors would have to ensure that their tech doesn’t discriminate.

What to Expect From the First-Ever Virtual CES

100+Wired / 9h
The show must go on.

How Fast Can Scientists Find the New Coronavirus Strains?

100+Wired / 9h
The discovery of more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the US sparks a push for a long-overdue national genomic surveillance network.

Watch this robot dog teach itself to fend off pesky humans

84Mashable / 9h
From the moment Boston Dynamics cemented the 'robot dog' in our collective consciousness, we've thoroughly enjoyed watching them get pushed and kicked around. There is an undeniable sense of relief in acknowledging robotic clumsiness. But things are changing as these robots get more and more adept at picking themselves back up. A team of researchers from China’s Zhejiang University and the Univer

Rocket Report: NASA ready to hot fire SLS, Roscosmos sues itself?

92Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A dedicated 747-400 aircraft will carry Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne to an altitude of approximately 35,000 feet before release for its rocket-powered flight to orbit. (credit: Virgin Orbit ) Welcome to Edition 3.28 of the Rocket Report, our very first of 2021, and a Happy New Year for what promises to be a great year for rockets! We start January off as busy as can be with a Space Launch

Google AI classifies baking recipes and explains its predictions

26SlashGear / 9h
One goal of AI researchers is to figure out how to make machine learning models more interpretable so researchers can understand why they make their predictions. Google says this is an improvement from taking the predictions of a deep neural network at face value without understanding what contributed to the model output. Researchers have shown how to build an explainable … Continue reading

Establishing a data-driven company culture in your organization

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
It's crucial for companies to be able to make data-driven decisions. Every individual should be able to access, understand and use data to contribute towards the business’ success.

The UK will probe Google's plan to eliminate third-party cookies in Chrome

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75Engadget / 9h
Google is planning to eliminate third-party cookies in its Chrome browser by 2022, which sounds like a good thing for consumers worried about privacy. However, UK’s competition regulator has announced that its investigating the changes, out of concern that advertising dollars could “become even more concentrated on Google’s ecosystem at the expense of its competitors.” To increase privacy while s

Bummed about new Google Photos storage limits? Amazon Photos says “hi”

200+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Amazon Photos offers a desktop PC app, seen here, as well as mobile and browser-based apps. (credit: Jim Salter) In November 2020, Google killed off its long-standing offer of free, unlimited high-resolution photo storage to anyone with a Gmail account. The new restrictions on Google Photos make a lesser-known competitor, Amazon Photos, suddenly of greater interest. Amazon Photos is fre

How Does “Night Mode” Work on Smartphone Cameras?

80How-To Geek / 10h
From Apple’s iPhone to high-end Android phones from manufacturers like Samsung, every flagship phone has a camera with a night mode now. Here’s how these phones manage to take such detailed shots, even in poor lighting conditions. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The robot made of ice and other tech news

48BBC News - Technology / 10h
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's news in technology.

Red Hat snaps up container security experts StackRox

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Red Hat has announced the acquisition of StackRox as part of a move that will see the company support a secure, multi-cloud environment.

AMD’s rumored Ryzen 9 5900H laptop processor easily beats Intel in leaked benchmarks

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
New benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 9 5900H have leaked, suggesting a huge improvement over Intel’s mobile Core i7-10875H.

Google Chrome browser privacy plan investigated in UK

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400+BBC News - Technology / 10h
The Competition and Markets Authority will explore whether Google is abusing its market dominance.

Harman announces the future of connected vehicle audio platforms

SlashGear / 10h
Harman is preaching to car lovers and audio enthusiasts with its newest array of connected audio innovations. Debuting today at the HARMAN ExPLORE virtual event are the Live Interactive Virtual Experience (L.I.V.E) and Personal Audio Headrest platforms, showcased by Harman via its Drive-Live Concert ExP conceptual in-car experience. “With traditional live events being put on pause, the demand for

Hybrid cloud: the best of both worlds

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
How can hybrid cloud help businesses to navigate uncertain times?

'SportsNation' is making a comeback on ESPN+

48Engadget / 10h
When ESPN’s SportsNation first launched in 2009, a lot of its material came directly from the internet via YouTube, tweets and online polling — making for some lively , meme-filled counterprogramming to ESPN’s stodgy SportsCenter . The show eventually ended in 2018 on cable, but ESPN has announced that it’s coming back on its ESPN+ streaming service with three new hosts: Ashley Brewer, Treavor Sc

Honor V40 5G confirmed to be launching on January 18, likely with a 120Hz screen

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Honor V40 5G is being unveiled in China on January 18, and rumors point to impressive specs.

MPs warn rural areas will suffer from government's latest fibre broadband failures

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Government has reneged on manifesto commitment for nationwide fibre coverage by 2025.

Sony TV 2021: every Master Series and Bravia OLED announced so far

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Thanks to the Cognitive XR Processor, the Sony TV 2021 lineup is going to be the smartest, fastest and most feature-rich lineup Sony has ever released.

Panasonic TV 2021: every new OLED and LCD TV announced so far

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
We take an in-depth look at what Panasonic launched last year and what it has in store for the new year.

Bitcoin price breaks $40,000 for the first time, doubles in a month

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Bitcoin has surpassed the $40,000 threshold, within weeks of breaking $20,000 for the first time.

The many adventures of Elon Musk, the world's richest person

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100+BBC News - Technology / 10h
Meet the world's richest person, and the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr's take on Iron Man.

NASA’s small cameras will watch a lander make craters on the moon

SlashGear / 10h
NASA has created four small cameras, each about the size of a computer mouse, to figure out what happens underneath a lunar lander when it lands on the moon. The small cameras are dubbed Stereo Camera for Lunar Plume-Surface Studies or SCALPSS. NASA’s cameras are expected to head to the moon this year as a payload aboard the Intuitive Machines … Continue reading

The JBL Charge 5 update makes one of the best Bluetooth speakers even better

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
JBL has upgraded its popular Charge line of Bluetooth speakers with improved connectivity and dust-proofing.

The PS2-themed black PS5 is now on sale – here's how to buy it

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If you’re after the PS2-themed black PS5, the custom PlayStation 5 console from SUP3R5 is available to order today.

Could this ambitious project see Linux on Apple M1 Macs?

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Crowdfunded project is led by an experienced Linux developer.

IRIS Software Group purchases cloud payroll business Staffology

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Cloud-based Staffology will allow businesses to automate their payroll as demand for digital products increases.

The Panasonic JZ2000 4K OLED TV has a surround sound system like no other

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There’s a new Panasonic OLED in town, after the Japanese electronics manufacturer pulled back the curtain on this year’s flagship OLED TV, The JZ2000.

Intel Rocket Lake CPUs supposedly to arrive in March, Gigabyte lets slip

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Here’s another piece of evidence that March is the intended launch date for Intel’s 11th-gen processors.

Liquid Web acquires The Events Calendar WordPress plugin

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Deal brings the number one events calendar plugin for WordPress websites under the Liquid Web umbrella.

The Sperm Kings Have a Problem: Too Much Demand

7KNYT > Technology / 11h
Many people want a pandemic baby, but some sperm banks are running low. So women are joining unregulated Facebook groups to find willing donors, no middleman required.

Is Graphic Design the C.I.A.’s Passion?

100+NYT > Technology / 11h
The agency’s website rebrand has sparked chatter about its visual reference points, and whether the new look is good.

The Impractical but Indisputable Rise of Retrocomputing

2KNYT > Technology / 11h
Prices for vintage PCs in need of repairs and hard-to-find parts have shot up on resale sites.

Map your 2021 goals with this handy diagramming tool on sale

60Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Organize your thoughts with a lifetime license to MyDraw Advance diagramming software for $33.99, a 50% savings as of Jan. 8. Goal setting can be as easy as writing down your dreams on paper, but if you have various goals for each facet of your life, it's sometimes better to map it all out. MyDraw offers an easy way to create mind maps: visually stunning digital representations of your goa

Brave the winter with a heated scarf on sale

40Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Keep yourself warm during the cold months with a SUSTAIN Sport Heated Scarf , on sale for $80.99 — a 19% savings — as of Jan. 8. If we want to see others, it's best to gather in outdoor, socially-distanced settings for the time being. There's just one problem: It's freaking cold. Rather than freezing your butt off, do yourself a favor and grab one of these SUSTAIN Sport Heated Scarves . Th

Save over 40% on a durable pair of Motorola earbuds

24Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: As of Jan. 8, save 44% on Motorola's Verve Loop 2+ Bluetooth Stereo Earbuds and score them for just $27.99. You don't have to break the bank to enjoy the simple pleasure of wireless headphones. Consider Motorola's Verve Loop 2+ Bluetooth Stereo Earbuds . The Verve Loop 2+ features up to 10 hours of uninterrupted playtime and have a 60-foot range. They're also compatible with your favorite

Become your own barista with an espresso machine on sale

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: As of Jan. 8, get the Sirena Prestige Espresso Machine for 51% off with code ESPRESSO15, and make your own cafĂ©-quality espresso for only $139. Fancy coffee tends to come with a fancy price tag, but the Sirena Prestige Espresso Machine — which can allegedly make a double espresso in 90 seconds — can help you save a little cash. Whatever your go-to Starbucks order may be, we guarantee there

Moto G Stylus 2021 spotted in Geekbench, suggesting it's coming soon

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The next big Motorola phone will likely feature a stylus and a capable chipset.

The Garmin Instinct Solar can keep its charge forever, and it's £70 off at Amazon

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The feature-packed Instinct Solar is down to its lowest ever price at Amazon right now, while stocks last.

iPad Pro 2021 could land in March with a mini LED screen

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Two iPad Pro models could land in March according to a source, but only one will have a mini LED screen.

It sure looks like the RNA world hypothesis is wrong

Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Samsung Galaxy S21 reveal and CES 2021: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 46

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The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

British Airways set to pay out billions in compensation over data breach

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British Airways could end up paying £6,000 to every claimant affected by a 2018 data breach, which would add up to approximately £3 billion.

6 gadgets to help you work out even though you're at home

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Our pick of some top gadgets to help you stay motivated in your home workouts.

Why on Earth are AI models drawing avocado armchairs and baby radishes wearing tutus?

24Mashable / 12h
OpenAI's DALL-E is a neural network that is really quite good at generating images from complex text descriptions. Capable of visualizing a range of surreal concepts, like an avocado chair or a baby radish in a tutu walking a dog, DALL-E has wide implications for the future of AI. The creative ability of such models is essential in measuring AI intelligence and how well it understands the human w

Hyundai and Apple are talking about Apple Car production

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The Apple Car is turning from a myth to a potential product. Following the recent report that Apple is looking into building a car and launching it by 2024 , Korean automaker Hyundai has confirmed to CNBC that Apple has discussed the product with "a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor." The discussions are still in early stages, and "nothing has been decided," Hyundai said. In a

Rumours make the rounds about Apple Pay coming to South Africa

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The long wait for Apple Pay in South Africa seems like it is almost over.

Vaio E15 ultrabook price in India, specifications and launch date

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Vaio is making its comeback to the laptop segment in India this month. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Vaio E15 laptop.

Tesla begins selling its cheapest Model Y yet

500+Engadget / 12h
You can now order a more affordable Model Y or one that sits seven instead of five from Tesla’s website. As Electrek notes, Tesla’s original lineup when it unveiled the vehicle in 2019 included a standard range rear-wheel drive version, but company chief Elon Musk announced a year later that any plan to make one was cancelled because its “range would be unacceptably low.” It looks like the compan

Pro14 live stream 2020/21: how to watch every rugby union fixture online anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Leinster bid for an amazing fourth straight title this season - here's how to get a Pro14 live stream and watch rugby online wherever you are right now.

Samsung Galaxy S21 goes for pre-reserve in India - and there's a free gift too

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Samsung Galaxy S21 is now available for pre-reserve in India for a price of Rs 2,000, and those users will be entitled to a free phone cover.

Spike in new privacy-conscious users disrupt Signal’s servers

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A lot of users looking to sign up for privacy-focused messaging application Signal faced issues while creating an account on the platform

Hyundai's confusion over Apple electric car tie-up

Hyundai Talks Apple•
3KBBC News - Technology / 12h
The Korean car company originally said it was in talks with the tech titan before backtracking.