Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Ubisoft is making a Star Wars open world game, ending EA's exclusivity

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3KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The 'Big Bang' of Star Wars games is coming, as Lucasfilm Games announces a new open world game from Ubisoft.

Tesla Would Take Nearly 1,600 Years To Make The Amount Of Money The Stock Market Has Put Into It

5KGizmodo / 3h
Tesla is an oddity in the business landscape. The company’s stock is so stratospheric that Elon Musk has surpassed Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person. Now, we have another mind-blowing metric. At Tesla’s current price-to-earnings ratio, it would take the company almost 1,600 years to make what the stock market… Read more...

The US will soon require pre-departure COVID-19 testing: What does this mean if you’re already abroad?

500+The Points Guy / 7h
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that all international travelers will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the United States . The move will now require that all travelers — regardless if they’re U.S. citizens — to show a negative test result before boarding their flight. As of Jan. 26, 2021, passengers traveling to the U.S. from ab

Google Meet is making it way easier to troubleshoot video conferencing problems

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9min
Meet users can now see how their system load and network connection is affecting the quality of video calls.

Katy Perry joins Pokemon 25 celebration

SlashGear / 10min
Believe it or not, Pokemon celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The first Pokemon games – Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green – were released in Japan on February 27th, 1996, though they wouldn’t make their way to the US and Europe for more than two years after that. The Pokemon Company tends to enjoy celebrating big anniversaries like this, so … Continue reading

Hackers used 4 zero-days to infect Windows and Android devices

24Ars Technica / 13min
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Google researchers have detailed a sophisticated hacking operation that exploited vulnerabilities in Chrome and Windows to install malware on Android and Windows devices. Some of the exploits were zero-days, meaning they targeted vulnerabilities that at the time were unknown to Google, Microsoft, and most outside researchers (both companies have since patched the s

The 10 Best Deals of January 13, 2021

44Gizmodo / 16min
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LG CineBeam HU810P 4K laser projector brings the theater experience home

SlashGear / 20min
LG has introduced a new high-end projector for home theater enthusiasts: the new 4K CineBeam HU810P. This laser projector is designed, according to LG, to provide ‘an authentic movie theater experience’ at home, a particularly welcomed effort in light of the continued theater closures in many places. Among other things, the projector can adapt to the ambient lighting in the … Continue reading

The 10 Best Deals of January 13, 2021

52Lifehacker / 22min
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All Adults Over 65 May Soon Be Eligible for the COVID Vaccine

20Lifehacker / 22min
If you’ve found it hard to keep track of whose turn it is to get the COVID vaccine, there’s good news and bad news. The White House is recommending that everyone over 65 and adults with high-risk conditions be able to get the vaccine starting two weeks from now, which means a lot of people will be eligible sooner than… Read more...

Maximize your road trip with the new lineup of Wyndham cards

The Points Guy / 24min
Hitting the road has been thrust once again into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Americans have shifted their travel to road trips in recent months, as it’s easier to minimize your exposure compared to other forms of transport. With proper precautions and planning (or traveling in your own RV), the majority of risks can be mitigated. In fact, I believe the popularity surge

How American Airlines Is Keeping Government Payroll Support For Itself, Not Giving It To Employees

View from the Wing / 25min
The government's $900 billion Covid relief bill passed at the end of December included $15 billion to airlines, on top of the $50 billion provisioned to U.S. airlines as part of the original CARES Act. This was pitched as payroll support, meant to cover the cost of the less than 40,000 people who were furloughed or laid off from U.S. carriers. In exchange for the money airlines have to bring thes

The Expanse's Latest Episode Sets Season 5's Endgame in Motion

Gizmodo / 28min
The Expanse ’s fifth season is inching closer to its finale, and this week the show narrowed its focus, spending most of its time on one especially heartbreaking storyline . Episode seven’s title, “Oyedeng,” is the Belter word for “good-bye”—and the series has rarely taken us through such a painful, powerful farewell. Read more...

The MagSafe PopSocket May Have Convinced Me That MagSafe Is Good (Maybe)

Gizmodo / 34min
Apple introduced a new version of its classic MagSafe charging technology, previously used in MacBooks, with the iPhone 12 . It works a little differently in the iPhone than it does in a laptop: a circular array of magnets embedded in back of the phone enables it to snap to a compatible accessory. It could be a… Read more...

HTC is still making phones?

24Engadget / 40min
One day before Samsung’s big Unpacked event, HTC has announced a new phone, the Desire 21 Pro 5G . Yes, the company that was once a powerhouse in the Android space is still alive and kicking, and releasing new devices no less. All things considered, the Desire 21 Pro 5G looks like a decent device. It comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD display with an IPS panel and 90Hz refresh rate, which, as Android

AT&T kills off the failed TV service formerly known as DirecTV Now

Ars Technica / 46min
Enlarge / AT&T corporate offices on November 10, 2020, in El Segundo, California. (credit: Getty Images | AaronP/Bauer-Griffin) AT&T is killing off the online-video service formerly known as DirecTV Now and introducing a no-contract option for the newer online service that replaced it. AT&T unveiled DirecTV Now late in 2016, the year after AT&T bought the DirecTV satellite company. Prices origina

The Acura TLX Advance hits the luxury notes, misses the sporting ones

Ars Technica / 50min
The 2021 Acura TLX Advance is an all-new model. It's unique to North America, not just a rebadged Honda. [credit: Acura ] The SUV may be ascendant these days, but some car makers still have room in their hearts, or more accurately their product portfolios, for the four-door sedan. Among them is Acura, the high-end arm of Honda in North America, which recently debuted its second-generation TLX. Bu

Watch Out, This Toxic Kibble Has Killed Over 70 Dogs

73Lifehacker / 57min
Managing your own health is hard enough, so the demands of keeping up with a pet’s can certainly add to the stress of life. And while you’d hardly think what you’re feeding your beloved dog could be toxic, a new pet food recall brings that reality to life: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a recall… Read more...

Ask Mechanic Shop Femme: What Should Every Vehicle Owner Always Have on Hand?

Lifehacker / 57min
Top Pick: Forney 52877 Jumper Cables | $190 | Amazon Read more...

China Unveils Maglev Train that Travels at Nearly 400 MPH

1KFuturism / 58min
Taking Off Chinese researchers have unveiled a new prototype maglev train that they say can reach speeds of nearly 400 miles per hour. The train, which was revealed on a short stretch of test track Wednesday, is meant to provide a rapid means of transit between cities that could be nearly as fast as a jet, the South China Morning Post reports . It will require a good deal of fine-tuning before it

Foxconn, Geely team up to build electric, autonomous and shared vehicles for automakers

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68TechCrunch / 58min
The electric, autonomous vehicles of the future might be manufactured by Apple’s main supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The two companies have agreed to form a joint venture focused on contract manufacturing for automakers, with a specific focus on electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technology as well as vehicles designed for sharing. Each part

Google's Smart Speakers and Displays Now Have a Guest Mode

Gizmodo / 58min
Google’s smart speakers and displays, like Nest Audio and Nest Hub Max , have a new feature as of today: Guest Mode, which makes the devices act more like a public Google Assistant terminal rather than a personal assistant, says The Verge . Read more...

Amex Yurt Villages: An incredible dinner at Lilia in New York City

The Points Guy / 59min
I’ve taken many extra precautions throughout the pandemic, including avoiding indoor dining. Sadly, that means my “outdoor dining” options are limited, too — many restaurants throughout New York City have built makeshift enclosed dining rooms in the street, choosing to prioritize heat over airflow, making it difficult to avoid spreading COVID-19 . That isn’t the case across the board, though. A h

VivoBook S14 (S435) is the Intel Evo notebook with the yellow key

SlashGear / 1h
The ASUS VivoBook S14 (S435) is an interesting piece of hardware. This laptop is not made to look particularly extraordinary – instead its value can be found in subtle accents and extreme portability. This is not the first VivoBook S14 to ever be released, but it is the most refined iteration of a VivoBook yet revealed to the public. The … Continue reading

Intel, Under Pressure to Rethink Its Business, Ousts Its Chief Executive

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52NYT > Technology / 1h
Robert Swan, who has held the job for two years, is leaving the Silicon Valley chip giant after an activist investor pressed for change.

Give the shower karaoke performance of your life with this water-powered speaker – Future Blink

Mashable / 1h
Shower Power is a speaker for your shower that gets its energy from the water coming from your shower head. Read more... More about Ces , Mashable Video , Water , Shower , and Shower Speakers

ASUS Chromebox goes fanless for CES 2021

SlashGear / 1h
ASUS has made a bunch of announcements at CES 2021, but one of the most interesting is the latest iteration of its Chromebox. ASUS has been making Chrome OS boxes for a long time now, but this one stands out from its predecessors because of its fanless design. In fact, that design informs the name of the product, which is … Continue reading

Qualcomm will acquire chip company founded by Apple execs for $1.4 billion

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24Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / A splash image for Nuvia from the company's blog. (credit: Nuvia ) Chip-maker Qualcomm announced a major acquisition today: it will buy Santa Clara-based silicon company Nuvia for $1.4 billion dollars. Qualcomm intends to use Nuvia's technology in future chip designs for a wide range of devices, from phones to cars. Nuvia was founded in 2019 by three former Apple semiconductor executive

Nvidia’s next laptop GPU generation powers a leap to 1440p displays

Ars Technica / 1h
There's apparently an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000-series GPU inside of this laptop, and it's apparently launching on or after January 26. [credit: Nvidia ] If you've been wondering when gaming laptops would begin a more serious push to 1440p panels, this week's CES reveals from Nvidia are aimed directly at you. Behold: a generational jump in the company's laptop-minded GPUs, this time with Ampere arc

You Don't Need a $450 Router

43Gizmodo / 1h
I love CES time—short for the Consumer Electronics Show—because we get exposed to all kinds of outlandish devices that are fun to get excited about, but nothing you should add to your shopping list right now. And that’s especially true in the wide world of wireless networking. Linksys unveiled the AXE8400 tri-band… Read more...

Phones at CES 2021: Rollable phones, Moto G series and more ahead of Samsung S21

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Phones at CES 2021 are the best of today and tomorrow: cheap 5G handsets and the first rollable phones, which could land as early as this year.

Intel appoints VMware's Pat Gelsinger to replace Bob Swan as CEO

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28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Pat Gelsinger is leaving his role at VMware to become Intel's next CEO beginning in February.

Dire wolves aren’t wolves at all—they form a distinct lineage with jackals

90Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia commons ) Dire wolves had a burst of newfound fame with their appearance in Game of Thrones , where they were portrayed as a far larger version of more mundane wolves. Here in the real world, only the largest populations of present-day wolves get as large as the dire wolf, which weighed nearly 70 kilograms. These animals once shared North America—and likely prey—with pr

Survey: Help shape the future of TechCrunch

68TechCrunch / 1h
We’re always looking to make TechCrunch better, and part of that is regularly gathering feedback from the people that matter most – our readers. We’ve compiled a short survey, and we’d appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to respond. The survey can be found here . We look forward to hearing your product ideas and suggestions.

You Don't Need a $450 Router

42Lifehacker / 1h
I love CES time—short for the Consumer Electronics Show—because we get exposed to all kinds of outlandish devices that are fun to get excited about, but nothing you should add to your shopping list right now. And that’s especially true in the wide world of wireless networking. Linksys unveiled the AXE8400 tri-band… Read more...

China Is Using Robots to Administer COVID Tests

500+Futurism / 1h
Residents in Shenyang, China are being tested for COVID-19 by a plastic-wrapped robotic arm, Euronews reports . The goal of the arm, which is being controlled by a health worker from the next room, is to minimize contact and reduce the risk of cross contamination between people. The disembodied arm is capable of taking a throat swab — a routine yet delicate medical procedure. The person being tes

Another major airline is blocking middle seats — but there’s a catch

The Points Guy / 1h
For months now, airlines have touted their cleanliness and sanitation protocols . At the onset of the pandemic, it was about blocking seats for extra space onboard. However, airlines have mostly abandoned this safety (and marketing) tactic as we entered 2021. Delta remains the only airline blocking all middle seats through March 30, 2021. But Delta isn’t the only airline providing an empty adjace

Workaholics may be at high risk of depression and sleep troubles

SlashGear / 1h
If you’re a self-described workaholic, you may be putting your mental and physical health at risk, according to a new study from HSE University. The reasons one may have a work addiction — defined as working seven or more hours than everyone else, the study notes — include everything from pressure from supervisors to a desire to avoid home life … Continue reading

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED and Duo 14 bring dual-screen to the mainstream

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SlashGear / 1h
ASUS announced to next-level laptops at CES 2021 with the ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582) and ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482), both of them ready to roll with two displays apiece. The Duo 14 has a 14-inch display and a secondary touchscreen display that tilts up from the base of the device. The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED works with … Continue reading

Surreal: My Parents Have Been Vaccinated

91One Mile at a Time / 1h
My gosh, I woke up yesterday morning thinking a Starlux Airlines gift would be the most exciting thing to happen. Little did I know that within 24 hours we’d go from no expectations of vaccines for our parents in the immediate future, to having all of them vaccinated. I can’t even begin to explain how elated I am. My mom’s call yesterday morning… Early yesterday morning my mom called to tell me t

Turtle Beach Acquires Wacky Microphone Maker In Bid to Enter Podcasting Market

Gizmodo / 1h
Turtle Beach , a maker of popular gaming headsets, has acquired Neat Microphones , a company that made waves with its unique-looking microphones for broadcasters and podcasters. Read more...

Tesla’s main self-driving rival isn’t Google—it’s Intel’s Mobileye

33Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua shows off a silicon photonics lidar chip slated for introduction in 2025. (credit: Mobileye ) One of the most underrated companies in the self-driving technology sector is Mobileye, an Israeli company that Intel purchased for $15 billion in 2017. Mobileye is the largest supplier of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) that ship with today's cars. In a Mon

An argument against cloud-based applications

88TechCrunch / 1h
Michael Huth Contributor Professor Michael Huth (Ph.D.) is co-founder and CTO of Xayn and teaches at Imperial College London. His research focuses on cybersecurity, cryptography and mathematical modeling, as well as security and privacy in machine learning. In the last decade we’ve seen massive changes in how we consume and interact with our world. The Yellow Pages is a concept that has to be met

Google Guest Mode launched for smart home devices

SlashGear / 2h
On the 13th of January, 2021, Google announced the launch of Guest Mode. They’ve revealed this feature as “another easy way to control your privacy on smart speakers and Smart Displays.” That includes Google Nest and Google Home speakers as well as a number of Google-embedded Smart Displays. This system was launched in English, first, and will likely spread to … Continue reading

A NYC delivery service is taking the trash out of take-out – Future Blink

Mashable / 2h
DeliverZero is a New York-based zero waste delivery service that finally brings reusable containers to take-out food. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Food Delivery , Delivery , Zero Waste , and Social Good

Coronavirus Lockdowns Didn't Reduce Air Pollution as Much as We Thought

83Gizmodo / 2h
I know it seems like forever ago, but think back to the early days of covid-19 when lockdowns first halted travel and industry in huge swaths of the world. It was devastating to the economy and was a symptom of a huge public health problem, but reports showed there was at least one good thing to come out of it: As… Read more...

Cave Painting of Pigs Might Be the Oldest Known Artwork of Animals

50Gizmodo / 2h
A pig painting inside an Indonesian cave has been dated to 43,900 years old, making it among the oldest—if not the oldest—known figurative art piece in the archaeological record. Read more...

These Adorable Fish Robots Form Schools Like the Real Thing

100+Wired / 2h
Meet Bluebot, a friendly swimming robot with big camera eyes. Put a few in a tank together and they’ll collaborate to complete surprisingly complex tasks.

The Future of Phone Design: Flexible Screens That Roll Up

72Wired / 2h
At CES 2021, two companies showed off concepts for a rollable phone. This year, expect this new category of devices to greatly expand.

7 Problems With New U.S. Covid-19 Testing Requirement For All Arriving International Passengers

View from the Wing / 2h
This new testing requirement isn't going to control spread of the virus, which is already running rampant throughout most of the country. It isn't going to stop entry of new variants of the virus, which are already here (and which we're doing little tracking of in any case). We need fewer barriers to low-cost at-home testing. We need greater tracking of new variants of the virus. We need more rap

These robo-fish autonomously form schools and work as search parties

92TechCrunch / 2h
Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created a set of fish-shaped underwater robots that can autonomously navigate and find each other, cooperating to perform tasks or just placidly school together. Just as aerial drones are proving themselves useful in industry after industry, underwater drones could revolutionize ecology, shipping, and other areas w

Hogwarts Legacy delayed like every other game in recent memory

SlashGear / 2h
Throughout the past year, there’s been no shortage of game delays. These delays have included high profile titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Halo Infinite, and now it seems we have one more game to add to the very long list: Hogwarts Legacy. The Harry Potter-themed role playing game was first confirmed back in September, and now it appears that it … Continue reading

This Innovative Sparkling Water Combines CBD With Real Fruit Flavor

Futurism / 2h
Over the past few years, the health and lifestyle benefits of CBD have become more widely known. And during that same time, the options for taking CBD have also multiplied. So if you’ve been looking for a way to give CBD a try for yourself, the folks at Wyld have created a tasty, healthy line of sparkling waters infused with real fruit and broad spectrum hemp extract. Wyld CBD sparkling waters ar

Fisher-Price's New Toys Will Teach Your Kids About the Glory of '80s Gadgets

52Gizmodo / 2h
Want your infant to grow up and appreciate what a technological marvel a touchscreen tablet really is? Fisher-Price has revealed three additions to its preschool learning line: new educational toys inspired by retro gadgets of the ‘80s and ‘90s that will let parents teach their kids what life was like before streaming… Read more...

Scientists Warn of “Ghastly Future” for Global Environment

400+Futurism / 2h
Doomsday Report A prominent team of scientists has a dire warning for the planet and everyone on it: Unless humanity takes urgent action against climate change, we can look forward to a “ghastly future” of mass extinction, unthinkable death tolls, and horrifying conflict. Of course, experts have been warning for years that climate change is driving species extinct , forcing people out of their ho

Cheap cell phone plan: get unlimited data for only $20 a month at Visible

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Score a cheap cell phone plan from Visible and get unlimited data for just $20 a month when you join and use code SAVE 2021 at checkout.

Belkin Unveils Wireless Earbuds with Apple's 'Find My' Technology

100+How-To Geek / 2h
Belkin is expanding its line of SOUNDFORM audio devices with the new SOUNDFORM Freedom true wireless earbuds, which incorporate Apple’s Find My technology for easy retrieval when lost or stolen. While Belkin hasn’t announced a price for the earbuds, the company says that we can expect a launch in March or April of this year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Some of Your Amazon Ring Cameras Now Have End-to-End Encryption

100+How-To Geek / 2h
What a difference a year can make. Early last year, Ring’s reputation took some hefty dings due to its handling of security and privacy issues. Ever since the company has taken steps to address those problems by adding a new privacy dashboard and mandatory two-factor authentication. But if you have compatible cameras, Ring will now offer end-to-end encryption (E2E), meaning only you can see your

You May Have Already Won with DoNotPay's Latest Robot Service

100+How-To Geek / 2h
In the U.S. only the government can run lotteries. To get around that legality, companies that run sweepstakes offer the option to enter for free, no purchase necessary. But most of the time, that involves an arduous task like mailing in a self-addressed stamped envelope. Once again, DoNotPay is here to help by doing all the legwork for you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Charge Your iPhone 12 in Midair with Belkin's New BOOST CHARGE PRO MagSafe Stand

25How-To Geek / 2h
Why use a boring wireless charger when you can enjoy the magic of a MagSafe charger? Belkin’s new BOOST CHARGE PRO 2-in-1 charging stand uses MagSafe to power your iPhone 12 as it floats in midair. It also has a wireless charging base for your AirPods or AirPods Pro. The BOOST CHARGE PRO launches in March or April of 2021 for $100. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

22 US Hyatt Place Hotels May Become Sonestas

One Mile at a Time / 2h
A contract dispute may cause 22 Hyatt Place properties in the US to leave the Hyatt portfolio. Let’s take a look at why, and which properties could be impacted. This follows a similar recent situation with 103 IHG properties and 122 Marriott properties . Hyatt & SVC are at an impasse Hyatt doesn’t actually own most of its hotels, but rather the individual properties are largely owned by investmen

This $180 Portable Solar Generator Keeps Your Precious Gadgets Alive Outside Their Natural Habitat

95Gizmodo / 2h
Tacklife Portable Power Station | $180 | Amazon | Promo Code 8KLDXLTO Read more...

Uno Synth Pro is IK Multimedia's attempt to move beyond budget instruments

45Engadget / 2h
It was only two years ago that IK Multimedia decided to branch out from its normal MIDI controllers and mobile audio interfaces to try its hand at building a standalone synthesizer. The Uno Synth was pretty successful — it packed big authentic analog sound into a portable and affordable package. But now the company is looking to stretch its wings again, this time with the Uno Synth Pro , a three-

Venture capitalists react to Visa-Plaid deal meltdown

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100+TechCrunch / 2h
Congratulations, you’re no longer selling your company for billions of dollars! As strange as it sounds, that’s the leading perspective from venture capitalists concerning Plaid, now that its much-touted sale to Visa has fallen apart . The $5.3 billion deal would have seen banking API startup Plaid join consumer payments and credit giant Visa. But the American government took a dim view of the de

Takeoff for British Airways’ limited edition 747-inspired luggage

The Points Guy / 2h
Luggage fans, get ready. British Airways has created a fabulous new jumbo jet-inspired suitcase to mark the retirement of its 747 fleet . The handmade carry-on cases — resplendent with the airline’s iconic BOAC livery and an actual fragment from a retired 747 aircraft — don’t come cheap, though. Two are currently being auctioned to raise funds for Flying Start, British Airways’ global charity par

9 Ways to Make Dry January Less Grim

43Lifehacker / 2h
“Dry January” —like its sister month, “Sober October”—is marked by a sudden influx of annoying PR emails. Seltzer, soda, tea, and juice brands fill my inbox with all sorts of beverage “recipes” aimed at people who are trying not to drink. Most of them are elaborate, but knowing how to make a fancy mocktail packed with… Read more...

The Watchy Is an Open-Source Smartwatch for Those Who Miss the Pebble

100+Gizmodo / 2h
There are gadgets you like, and then there are gadgets you love . For many, the Pebble smartwatch fell into that latter category. It was simple, affordable, and the first smartwatch that made everyone realize smartwatches weren’t just a gimmick. The company deserved better than having its corpse picked apart by Fitbit,… Read more...

TikTok Overhauls The Way Teens Can Share Content

28Gizmodo / 3h
On Wednesday, TikTok announced a series of extensive changes to the way teens—particularly younger teens—can interact with other users on the platform. Read more...

GoPro Labs adds more experimental features to its cameras

46Engadget / 3h
In May, GoPro came out with GoPro Labs , a sandbox that gave its most passionate users a chance to tinker with experimental and in-development features. The one drawback was that you could only try it out if you had a Hero8 Black, then GoPro’s flagship model. That’s changing . Today, the company is expanding support for GoPro Labs to include the recently released Hero9 Black and its older Hero7 B

Microsoft Edge menu will soon make it way easier to manage your downloads

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Microsoft has added a new flyout menu to Edge to make it easier to manage and find downloaded files.

These Apple chip experts set up their own company – Qualcomm just bought it

SlashGear / 3h
Three star chip designers from Apple and Google formed a company called NUVIA in late 2019. They aimed to create silicon processing chips that’d eventually take on the likes of Intel and AMD, and raised a whole bunch of money in Series A and B funding and became a force to be reckoned with in a relatively short amount of … Continue reading

Pat Gelsinger stepping down as VMware CEO to replace Bob Swan at Intel

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100+TechCrunch / 3h
In a move that could have wide ramifications across the tech landscape, Intel announced that VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger would be replacing interim CEO Bob Swann at Intel on February 15th. The question is why would he leave his job to run a struggling chip giant. The bottom line is he has a long history with Intel, working with some of the biggest names in chip industry lore before he joined VMware

How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone's Encryption

100+Wired / 3h
New research has dug into the openings that iOS and Android security provide for anyone with the right tools.

Physicists Outline Plan to Harvest Energy From Black Holes

300+Futurism / 3h
Powering future human civilizations in deep space will be no easy feat. But thanks to new research, there might be a highly efficient way to harness the highly energetic particles emanating from black holes to help human colonists keep the lights on. According to a new study by researchers from Columbia University and Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Chile, we could theoretically extract energy from

This Pet Feeder Robot Finally Got My Cat To Shut the Hell up at Night

40Gizmodo / 3h
AutoPets Feeder-Robot | $249 |

ASUS' ZenBeam Latte is a coffee cup-sized portable projector

41Engadget / 3h
Many home projectors are big or austere devices, but ASUS wants to offer something friendlier. It just introduced a ZenBeam Latte projector whose coffee cup-like, fabric-covered body makes it both highly portable and (according to ASUS) “homey.” You can take it from room to room without it feeling like an eyesore. The design also helps improve sound transmission, which may help when it can serve

Google's new Assistant feature is an incognito mode for smart speakers

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56Engadget / 3h
Last January Google quietly did away with the existing Guest Mode feature , which allows people not on your Wi-Fi network to connect with a Chromecast or smart speaker by entering a four-digit PIN, from its Home and Nest devices on account that some people and pets could hear the ultrasonic frequencies the two devices use to pair. Today, in the culmination of online privacy efforts the company fi

What to expect from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021

34Mashable / 3h
After two weeks, 2021 has so far proven itself every bit as eventful and stressful as its predecessor, so there's comfort in understanding what we can and can't predict. Enter Thursday's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. Yes, Samsung is back with another product announcement livestream, its first since last August's Unpacked event. You can watch it on Samsung's website on Thursday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.

Be Wary of Buyers Who Offer to Overpay

37Lifehacker / 3h
The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert about a grift impacting consumers who sell their stuff online. If you get an offer that’s a lot more than what you’re selling your item for, think twice about the transaction—it’s likely an overpayment scam. Read more...

This Pet Feeder Robot Finally Got My Cat To Shut the Hell up at Night

40Lifehacker / 3h
AutoPets Feeder-Robot | $249 |

Asus TUF Dash F15 shows that thin and light gaming laptops don’t have to be super expensive

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28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
At CES 2021, Asus unveiled its new TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop, which packs premium components and design into an affordable package.

Two Worrying Coronavirus Variants Local to U.S. Flagged by Researchers in Ohio

56Gizmodo / 3h
Researchers in Ohio say they’ve discovered two new variants of the coronavirus local to the U.S. that may be of concern. One variant appears to contain a mutation found in other troubling variants, while the other has started to spread fast in Columbus, Ohio over the last month and carries its own unique mix of… Read more...

The ASUS Chromebook CX9 is rugged, light and powerful

38Engadget / 3h
ASUS has made a host of Chromebooks over the years, perhaps most notably its line of convertible “Flip” laptops . As part of its CES 2021 lineup, the company has a new Chromebook that’s a little different, though — the Chromebook CX9 is a thin, light and rugged laptop meant for getting work done in harsh environments. Indeed, the CX9 meets MIL-STD 810H US military standards — though ASUS hasn’t s

ASUS made its next wave of dual-screen laptops more practical

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64Engadget / 3h
Dual-screen laptops have a tendency to feel more like novelties than proper workhorse machines, but ASUS was clearly proud of the approach it took with its original ZenBook Duo and Pro Duo . Frankly, it should be -- while neither machine was perfect out of the gate, they were competent enough to their share of early adopters. And this year, with its updated ZenBook Duo 14 and Pro Duo 15 OLED, ASU

Google Is Experimenting With Removing Some News Sites From Search

54Gizmodo / 3h
In a disturbing move, Google is apparently experimenting with hiding links to some news sites from search results in Australia. Read more...

Affirm doubles after starting to trade despite strong IPO pricing

64TechCrunch / 3h
Today shares of Affirm, a buy-now-pay-later unicorn, started trading above $90 per share, far above its $49 per-share IPO price , a figure that was already miles above the company’s early expectations. The pop comes after Affirm raised its pricing range earlier this week, to $41 to $44 per share, up from an initial range of $33 to $38 per share. To see the company double from its raised price imp

MSI’s 2021 laptop lineup is packed with RTX 30-series GPUs

SlashGear / 3h
As with a number of other laptop manufacturers, MSI took the stage at CES 2021 today to announce a new lineup of gaming laptops for the year ahead. Like many of the other laptops we heard about yesterday, a number of these new laptops are sporting mobile versions of NVIDIA’s new RTX 30-series GPUs. Some of MSI’s flagship gaming laptops … Continue reading

After white supremacists storm US capitol, Apple expands racial justice initiative

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61Ars Technica / 3h
An artist's rendering of the Propel Center in Atlanta, one of the programs Apple will invest in. [credit: Apple ] Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised a “major” announcement today, and now it has hit the wires: Apple has announced new programs in its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, or REJI. Here are the specific programs being launched or expanded, according to Apple’s press relea

'Hogwarts Legacy' has been delayed to 2022

100+Engadget / 3h
Budding wizards and witches will have to wait a while longer to delve into Hogwarts Legacy . The open-world Harry Potter RPG, which was supposed to arrive this year, has been delayed to 2022. — Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) January 13, 2021 "We would like to thank fans from around the world on the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our P

A sign of the times: Qatar won’t fly half its A380 fleet again

The Points Guy / 3h
There’s no doubt that the A380 is becoming an endangered species. On Wednesday, Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said at a CAPA Live event that the airline would only bring half of its fleet of 10 A380s back into service when demand for air travel starts to return to pre-COVID-19 levels. The airline’s entire fleet of A380s remains grounded at this time due to COVID-19. “The 380 is, I think, one of the wo

Flo gets FTC slap for sharing user data when it promised privacy

95TechCrunch / 3h
The FTC has reached a settlement with Flo, a period and fertility tracking app with 100 million+ users, over allegations it shared users’ health data with third-party app analytics and marketing services like Facebook despite promising to keep users’ sensitive health data private. Flo must obtain an independent review of its privacy practices and obtain app users’ consent before sharing their hea

Facial recognition reveals political party in troubling new research

400+TechCrunch / 3h
Researchers have created a machine learning system that they claim can determine a person’s political party, with reasonable accuracy, based only on their face. The study, from a group that also showed that sexual preference can seemingly be inferred this way, candidly addresses and carefully avoids the pitfalls of “modern phrenology,” leading to the uncomfortable conclusion that our appearance m

IHG Promo: 2K Bonus Points Per Stay, And More

300+One Mile at a Time / 3h
IHG Rewards Club has opened registration for its first major promotion of 2021, which offers bonus points and makes it easier to earn status. Earn 2K bonus points per stay with IHG With IHG Rewards Club’s new global promotion : Members can earn 2,000 bonus points with every stay of two nights or more Those bonus points count towards elite status in the IHG Rewards Club program Members can earn up

Astronomers Detected Gravitational Waves. Now They Want to See the Cosmic Ocean

98Gizmodo / 3h
Using a signal from dozens of rapidly spinning, dead stars, astrophysicists have gotten closer to realizing their goal of detecting a background rumble of gravitational waves in the universe. Read more...

LG's latest 4K CineBeam laser projector adjusts to your room light

47Engadget / 3h
LG is well-known for its short-throw CineBeam projectors, but it also builds standard long-throw models, too. To wit, the company just unveiled the CineBeam HU810P 4K laser projector with some interesting features. To start with, it can pump out 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness, covering 97 percent of the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color space. Better still, the “Adaptive Picture Pro” mode automatical

New LG CineBeam 4K laser projector launches over CES 2021 – here's what it costs

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The next iteration of LG's CineBeam projector is here, with a confirmed price tag of $2,999 (around £2,00 / AU$3,900).

Best fitness games 2021: top exercise games to make you break a sweat

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
These are the best fitness games of all time, including some old favorites and new contenders.

United gives elites a big head start toward 2021 Premier status

The Points Guy / 3h
As with a variety of other airlines and hotel chains , United adjusted its requirements for earning elite status in 2021. The carrier has reduced qualification requirements by roughly 25% across the board, but, given ongoing entry restrictions , a new U.S. testing requirement and, of course, the risk of contracting COVID-19, it’ll likely be challenging for many members to meet even the reduced re

Save 40% Right Now on This Easy to Program Robo Vacuum

Gizmodo / 3h
Trifo Multi-Floor Robot Vacuum | $149 | SideDeal

Spotify Playlists launched for Spotify Kids

SlashGear / 4h
This week the folks at Spotify launched a major upgrade for their shared family plan feature. Spotify Kids is a feature within Spotify that curates the Spotify music universe in a way that makes the whole experience safe for a kid. With a shared account, a parent can give access to their child via an account made specifically for said … Continue reading

CES 2021: Microsoft's Brad Smith slams SolarWinds 'indiscriminate assault'

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The technology giant's president calls the hack a "danger that the world cannot afford".

What is Letterboxd? The Social Media Platform Going Mainstream

300+NYT > Technology / 4h
The social media network has finally left the cinephile niche and entered the mainstream.

Swan Out as Intel Gets Its Third CEO in Three Years

27Gizmodo / 4h
Intel, the beleaguered CPU designer, is moving onto its third CEO in three years. Today Anandtech reported the departure of CEO Bob Swan and the hiring of Pat Gelsinger as his replacement. Read more...

CES 2021: MSI overhauls gaming laptop lineup with Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics

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28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
At CES 2021, MSI has refreshed its entire gaming laptop lineup with some new designs and faster hardware.

Lucasfilm's Big Bet on Star Wars Games Is the Chance to Do Something New

500+Gizmodo / 4h
This week, Lucasfilm announced an overhaul of its video game licensing efforts with a rebranding of Lucasfilm Games (a re- re -branding, going back to the studio’s original gaming name back in the 1980s), indicating the impending end of its current exclusivity deal with EA Games to create Star Wars titles. Hopefully,… Read more...

Emirates Pilot Suspended For Refusing To Fly To Israel

View from the Wing / 4h
With the recent normalization of relations between Israel and both the U.A.E. and Bahrain, new airline flights have become possible. Dubai-based Emirates now even has a kosher kitchen , a result of its desire to fly Israeli passengers through its hub to the rest of the world. This requires employees, though, to go along with the flights. Continue reading ...

Samsung updated 'The Frame' TV at CES, so Amazon put the 2020 model on sale

46Mashable / 4h
SAVE UP TO $400: Amazon has Samsung's The Frame 4K smart TV on sale for up to 13% off as of Jan. 13, with the smallest 32-inch model starting at just $547.99. New year, new "The Frame." Initially released in 2017, Samsung announced some major upgrades to its framed 4K smart TV that doubles as wall art last week at CES 2021. The new QLED display will be much thinner than its predecessor so that it

E-commerce optimization startup Tradeswell raises $15.5M

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After launching in October, Tradeswell is announcing today that it has raised $15.5 million in Series A funding. Co-founder and CEO Paul Palmieri previously led digital ad company Millennial Media (now owned by TechCrunch’s parent company Verizon Media), and he said the e-commerce market today is similar to the online ad market when he was leading Millennial — ready for more optimization and auto

GoPro makes stopping and starting simpler with motion, power, QR triggers

100+TechCrunch / 4h
GoPro may have started out at the intersection of capability and affordability in the action cam space, but since then it has increasingly leaned towards use by professionals or deployment by businesses. The latest features, announced at CES , underline that priority, making the cameras simpler and more automated for rentals and hands-free operation. If you’ve got a Hero 7, 8, or 9 Black, or Max,

Drata raises $3.2M for its compliance audit platform

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80TechCrunch / 4h
Drata , a startup that helps businesses get their SOC 2 compliance, today announced that it has raised a $3.2 million seed round led by Cowboy Ventures and that it is coming out of stealth. Other investors include Leaders Fund, SV Angel and a group of angel investors. Like similar services, Drata helps businesses automate a lot of the evidence collection as they prepare for a SOC 2 audit. The foc

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok's Latest Privacy Controls

40Lifehacker / 4h
TikTok announced today that it is adding a few new privacy safeguards for users under the age of 18, including enhanced default privacy settings, tighter restrictions on who can comment on videos, and which videos can be downloaded. Read more...

Openbase scores $3.6M seed to help developers find open source components

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Openbase founder Lior Grossman started his company the way that many founders do — to solve a problem he was having. In this case, it was finding the right open source components to build his software. He decided to build something to solve the problem, and Openbase was born. Today, the company announced a $3.65 million seed round led by Zeev Ventures with participation from Y Combinator and 20 i

After corporate blunders and setbacks, Intel ousts CEO Bob Swan

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Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Intel Chief Executive Officer Bob Swan during an Intel press event for CES 2020 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 6, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Getty Images) Intel is replacing its chief executive Bob Swan after a series of manufacturing setbacks and competitive blunders that lost the veteran Silicon Valley company its crown as the top US chipmaker. Swan, its for

Will startup valuations change given rising antitrust concerns?

100+TechCrunch / 4h
The United States has, over the past few decades, been extremely lenient on antitrust enforcement, rarely blocking deals, even with overseas competitors. Yet, there have been inklings that things are changing. Yesterday, we learned that Visa and Plaid called off their combination after the Department of Justice sued to block it in early November . We also learned a week ago that shaving startup B

Iziwork raises $43 million for its temporary work platform

100+TechCrunch / 4h
French startup Iziwork has raised a $43 million funding round. Cathay Innovation and Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund are participating in this funding round. The company has been building a platform focused on improving temporary employment. While it’s a relatively large funding round, the startup is quite young. It was founded in September 2018 and it has raised $68 million overall. Iziwork manag

Samsung’s next Exynos SoC will have an AMD GPU

34Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge Samsung and AMD announced in June 2019 that the two would team up to bring mobile GPUs to Samsung Exynos chips, with Samsung System LSI (the Exynos division of Samsung Electronics) licensing the Radeon GPU IP from AMD in a multi-year agreement. Yesterday, in a presentation for the Exynos 2100, Samsung gave an update on the partnership. Samsung LSI President and GM Dr. Inyup Kang announced

Make Sure Your Ice Cream Wasn't Recalled Because of, Uh, Metal

97Lifehacker / 4h
Considering life in 2021 has so far been characterized by all-consuming chaos and uncertainty, you might feel compelled to seek solace in tucking into a nice carton of delicious ice cream. But this year, even ice cream is trying to kill you. Read more...

Oscar Mayer seeks Hotdoggers to drive Wienermobile in 2021

55SlashGear / 4h
In the year 2021, Oscar Mayer is seeking 12 recent college grads to become drivers of the Wienermobile. The Wienermobile, if you’ve never seen it, is a giant hot dog vehicle that doubles as an advertisement for the Oscar Mayer company. At any given moment, a handful of brand ambassadors – also known as Hotdoggers – are employed and deployed … Continue reading

Google is again halting all political ads following Capitol Hill riots

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300+Engadget / 4h
For the second time in the space of a few months, Google is suspending political advertising . As of January 14th, the company expanding enforcement of its its sensitive event policy. It’s also putting a hold on ads that reference impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and "violence at the US Capitol" in the wake of last week's riots there , as Axios first reported. "We regularly p

EA’s hold over Star Wars games ends with Ubisoft’s open-world announcement [Updated]

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200+Ars Technica / 5h
Star Wars Enlarge / Artist's conception of Ubisoft shoving EA out of the way in announcing its upcoming Star Wars game project. Original story 11:28am EST: Ubisoft will be publishing an open-world Star Wars game developed by The Division studio Massive Entertainment, the companies announced in a Wired story this morning . Details are sparse, as even the specific characters and setting have yet to

What Is Google Assistant, and What Can It Do?

21How-To Geek / 5h
In a world filled with virtual assistants, Google Assistant is one name you probably recognize. The market is full of Google Assistant-enabled devices, but what exactly is it, what does it do, and should you use it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

HyperX Shows Off Its First In-House 60% Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

300+How-To Geek / 5h
HyperX, Kingston’s gaming hardware division, has been finding success with its selection of Cloud wireless headsets. It’s also been dipping a toe into the niche of compact gaming keyboards, with multiple variants of the Ducky One Mini Two. At CES, it’s rolling out its first fully home-grown design, plus expanding availability for other gaming hardware. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Open world Star Wars game in the works at Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games

SlashGear / 5h
Disney and Lucasfilm kicked off this week by announcing they were reviving the Lucasfilm Games brand and looking to work with a number of developers in creating games for Lucasfilm properties. The following day, we learned that Lucasfilm Games would be working with Wolfenstein developer Machine Games to create a new Indiana Jones game, with Bethesda’s Todd Howard serving as … Continue reading

Turtle Beach is buying quirky microphone maker Neat

57Engadget / 5h
Gaming headset maker Turtle Beach is acquiring Neat Microphones . Neat, if you’re unfamiliar with them, is best known for making whimsical desktop USB microphones that combine playful hues with retro-futurist design. The company’s founders include Skipper Wise and Martins Saulespurenssome, who also started Blue Microphones back in the 90s. Turtle Beach didn’t disclose the financial terms of the d

Human AI nabs $3.2M seed to build personal intelligence platform

100+TechCrunch / 5h
The last we heard from, the startup was participating in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in September. The company got a lot of attention from that appearance, which culminated in a $3.2 million seed round it announced today. While they were at it, the founders decided to change the company name to Human AI , which they believe better reflects their mission. Differential VC led the r

I Miss My Disney SketchBoard and Making Secret Magical Girl Manga

Gizmodo / 5h
Believe it or not, Disney’s software for kids used to be top-notch. In the early 2000s there were no bizarre CoCoMelon videos on YouTube or hundreds of phone-based apps to educate younger users, but there was high-quality edutainment software, and Disney (as well as several others) excelled at reaching the little… Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: iPhone 12 Chargers, Wag Dog Food, PlayStation Plus, Himalayan Scrub Salt, K-Swiss Sneakers, Avengers Stormbreaker Axe, and More

68Gizmodo / 5h
A 2-pack of 20W iPhone 12 chargers and a sale on Wag dog food lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: iPhone 12 Chargers, Wag Dog Food, PlayStation Plus, Himalayan Scrub Salt, K-Swiss Sneakers, Avengers Stormbreaker Axe, and More

68Lifehacker / 5h
A 2-pack of 20W iPhone 12 chargers and a sale on Wag dog food lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

A Man Injected Himself With Mushrooms and the Fungi Took Over His Blood

9KFuturism / 5h
A man found himself in the hospital with severe organ failure after grossly misunderstanding how to consume psychedelic mushrooms. Instead of ingesting the psylocibin, he injected them directly into his bloodstream, according to Insider . And while the man did try to boil the shrooms first, he must not have killed them off entirely, because they started to grow inside his bloodstream, taking hold

Apple Watch deal: the Apple Watch 5 gets a massive $300 price cut at Amazon

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A fantastic Apple Watch deal from Amazon, you can score a massive $300 price cut on the Apple Watch 5 with Cellular.

Mario Red & Blue Nintendo Switch special edition is now available for pre-order

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Pre-order the new Mario Red & Blue Nintendo Switch today and grab some excellent free goodies at the same time.

Airbnb is canceling all Washington DC inauguration week bookings

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500+Engadget / 5h
Airbnb announced today it’s canceling all Washington DC metro area reservations throughout inauguration week. The company will also block its users from making a new booking during that same time period. Airbnb said it made the decision in response to requests from local, state and federal officials who asked the public not to travel to Washington DC for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration o

Ring starts offering end-to-end encryption to (some) of its users

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61Engadget / 5h
Ring is announcing that end-to-end encryption (E2E) is rolling out to all users, in the form of a technical preview, starting today. The video doorbell company says that it will ask its customers for feedback before it becomes a standard, and requires the user to opt-in. When activated, you can head to the Control Center inside the Ring app to offer feedback about how the feature is working. Unfo

The Story of Real-Life Dire Wolves Is Finally Emerging

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Dire wolves menaced Pleistocene landscapes for tens of thousands of years, eventually going extinct at the end of the last ice age. Despite the long success of this species, very little is known about them, including their origins and reasons for their demise. New research is helping to fill these gaps. Read more...

IHG Rewards Club New Promotion And Easier Elite Status-Earning For 2021

View from the Wing / 5h
IHG Rewards Club has launched its first quarter promotion, reduced elite status requirements for 2021, rolled over 2020 to count towards earning status this year, and extended the pause on points expiration and the validity of free night stay certificates. Continue reading ...

Scientists Have Sequenced Dire Wolf DNA. Thanks, Science!

2KWired / 5h
The creatures made famous by Game of Thrones went extinct some 13,000 years ago. Now geneticists know a little more about where they come from.

MSI Says the Stealth 15M Is the Now the Thinnest Gaming Laptop in the World

24Gizmodo / 5h
Look, there’s nothing wrong with big, beastly 17-inch gaming monsters, but for my money, I like a gaming notebook that can balance performance and portability, and the MSI Stealth 15M has just taken that principle to a whole new level. Read more...

MSI updates its gaming laptops with new Intel and NVIDIA chips

MSI 15 CES Nvidia RTX•
61Engadget / 5h
MSI is joining the growing ranks of PC makers updating their laptops to take advantage of the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware. The company has rolled out several gaming portables with the new tech, most notably its slim Stealth 15M . The new 15-inch system makes use of both 11th-gen H-series Core processors and GeForce RTX 3060 mobile graphics to deliver game-ready performance in a laptop that’s

Breaking: Airbnb and HotelTonight to block and cancel all Washington, DC bookings during inauguration

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that HotelTonight has also canceled all reservations. Airbnb and its subsidiary HotelTonight will not allow those hoping to attend the inauguration in the Washington, D.C. metro area to use its services. The home-sharing service announced on Wednesday that in light of official guidance, it will cancel all existing reservations and prevent any

Shiny Pokemon GO Machop Community Day gives 3x stardust for all

SlashGear / 5h
Today we’re taking a peek at the next Pokemon GO Community Day – ready for Machop! The day includes an optional $1 ticket for Special Research called “Straight to the top, Machop!” It also includes a special Machop Community Day Bundle that’ll only be available one time (one purchase, only) with an Elite Charged TM. The Shiny Machop is green, … Continue reading

Inventors Create Working Hoverboard

1KFuturism / 5h
Great Scott The engineers behind the popular YouTube account Hacksmith Industries have created a functional hoverboard that actually lifts off the ground using magnets — and isn’t some marketing stunt or hoax , like hoverboard projects of yesteryear. But it’s not exactly the hoverboard from the 1989 sci-fi flick “Back to the Future Part II.” It needs to be hovering over a sheet of steel to work,

CES has blessed us with a three-webcam laptop

100+Engadget / 5h
Thanks to the AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 GPUs, CES 2021 already saw the launch of several new laptops, but there’s actually one more machine which manages to stand out on its own. Hong Kong-based Nexstgo unveiled its upcoming Avita Admiror II, which is a laptop made with livestreaming in mind. The first thing you’ll notice is that this notebook is equipped with a unique “ri

The latest Xbox controller is now available for pre-order — here's where to get one

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Microsoft's new Pulse Red Xbox controller works with both current-gen and last-gen Xbox consoles, and it's now available to pre-order for $64.99. QUICK LINKS: Xbox Wireless Controller - Pulse Red (Best Buy) — $64.99 Xbox Wireless Controller - Pulse Red (GameStop) — $64.99 Having one controller just isn't enough. What about when it runs out of battery and you have to wait for it to charge?

Hydro Flask and Yeti are having 25% off sales on select drinkware

Mashable / 5h
Save up to $13.74: Hydro Flask and Yeti are both having 25% off sales as of Jan. 13: Save on retiring colors at Hydro Flask and on select mugs and tumblers at Yeti. Though the country is working through the pandemic in different ways, we're all looking forward to the same things: Going on vacation and going to concerts, damn it. When we are finally free to *enjoy life* again, we won't have time t

Blue Origin set to launch a New Shepard rocket outfitted with crew upgrades as it readies for astronaut flight

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Blue Origin is set to launch one of its New Shepard rockets as early as tomorrow, January 14 at 9:45 AM CST (10:45 AM EST) for its first mission of 2021. This is a big one for the Jeff Bezos-founded space company, too — it includes upgrades to the crew capsule atop the rocket that are designed to improve the astronaut experience, a key preparatory step as the company approaches its first actual h

Wall Street hugs Affirm as it starts life as a public company

100+TechCrunch / 5h
And we’re off to the races! Last night, Affirm priced its IPO above its raised range at $49 per share , a sign that the public markets remain hungry for new listings. Provided that Affirm today trades similarly to how it priced, we could be looking at a 2021 IPO market that resembles last year’s heated results. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crun

ARM PCs will be a threat to Intel and AMD, CEO believes after Apple’s M1 success

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Apple has shown what can be done with its custom-designed M1 silicon – but AMD and Intel won’t be standing still, either.

Cut back on cleaning time in 2021 with a Eufy robot vacuum

20Mashable / 5h
These are the best deals on Eufy robot vacuums as of Jan. 13: OUR TOP PICK: Eufy by Anker, RoboVac G30, Robot Vacuum with Smart Dynamic Navigation 2.0 — save $90 BEST CHEAP SMART PICK: Eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX — save $104 BEST BUDGET PICK: Eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 30 Robot Vacuum Cleaner — save $70 One of the things we had enough of in 2020 was cleaning (among other things). S

Apple unveils new projects as part of $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

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61Mashable / 5h
Apple announced several new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) on Wednesday, including the funding of a 50,000-square foot learning center in Atlanta. The company first made the initiative public at its Worldwide Developer Conference back in June. In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and massive protests in the U.S., Cook use

Apple reportedly weighed buying arguably the most fascinating EV startup

SlashGear / 5h
Apple reportedly weighed acquiring or investing in electric vehicle startup Canoo, potentially tapping its innovative drive-by-wire platform as it works on its own autonomous EVs. While Apple’s Project Titan – the in-house team working on car and driverless tech – has seen its longterm goal evolve over the years since its existence was revealed, currently the group is believed to … Continue readi

Telegram hits 500 million active users amid WhatsApp backlash

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300+Mashable / 5h
Telegram is experiencing a surge of new users as many WhatsApp users reconsider their loyalty to the Facebook-owned chat platform. On Tuesday, Telegram sent users a message saying the service has surpassed 500 million active users, with 25 million new users joining in the past 72 hours alone. Image: stan schroeder/mashable Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov is also known as the founder of Russi

Stock Up and Save 40% on Amazon’s Wag Dog Food for Your Furry Friend

20Lifehacker / 5h
Save 40% on Wag Dog Food | Amazon

Emirates Suspends Pilot For Refusing To Fly To Israel (Retracted)

500+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Update : Al Jazeera (which was used as the source for this post) has since retracted its story, as Emirates claims it “has never employed any pilot by this name and all reports circulating on social media around this are false.” You can find the original post below. This is sure to be controversial… Emirates pilot refuses to fly to Israel, gets suspended Israel and the United Arab Emirates recent

Vdoo raises $25M more to develop its AI-based security for IoT and connected devices

100+TechCrunch / 5h
It’s estimated that there were some 50 billion connected devices globally in 2020, and while that really says a lot about how far we’ve come in tech, for many it also speaks to a big issue: security vulnerabilities, with the devices themselves, plus all the components and services running on them, all potential targets for anything from malicious hackers to not-so-intentional data leaks. Today, a

Intuitive Machines taps SpaceX for second lunar lander mission

100+TechCrunch / 6h
The first commercial lunar landers are set to start making their trips to the moon as early as this year, and now another one has a confirmed ride booked: Intuitive Machines is sending its second lander aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, with a projected launch time frame happening sometime around 2022 at the earliest. Intuitive Machines has already booked a first lander mission via SpaceX, which is also

M1 MacBook Pro deals drop to lowest prices yet

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The latest MacBook Pro deals are offering up some record low prices this week.

'To All the Boys' threequel surprises us with adorable trailer announcement

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81Mashable / 6h
Graduating high school isn't the end of the world — unless you're starring in a literal teen rom-com and millions of people will literally never recover if you break up. To All the Boys: Always and Forever catches up with Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) in their final year of high school, facing the prospect of heading to the same college or going their separate ways. The traile

Google has rolled out a fix for a COVID-19 tracking app loading issue

58Engadget / 6h
Google has rolled out a fix for a loading issue that impacted apps using the Android Exposure Notifications System . Those Android apps, which track the spread of COVID-19 via Bluetooth, took longer to load or to carry out regular exposure checks. The issue impacted all apps that use the system worldwide, according to The Verge , including the NHS COVID-19 app in England and Wales. “We have issue

Tom Hanks to host 'Celebrating America' Inauguration Day special

500+Mashable / 6h
Biden’s Inauguration is almost here, and to commemorate the monumental day, Tom Hanks will be hosting a 90-minute primetime Inauguration Day Special titled “Celebrating America.” According to The Presidential Inauguration Committee, the special aims to “showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild.” It will also pay

How to Create a Word Cloud in Microsoft PowerPoint

28How-To Geek / 6h
Adding a word cloud to your slideshow helps communicate what’s really important about the presentation by making certain keywords stand out. There’s no built-in tool in Microsoft PowerPoint for creating a word cloud, but it can still be done. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Get a head start on Valentine's Day with up to 70% off sex toys from Lovehoney

Mashable / 6h
Save up to 70%: Shop Lovehoney's sale items ahead of Valentine's Day and save up to 70% on popular toys, lingerie, and more. Valentine's Day is a month away, and if you're planning on celebrating, you should order gifts ASAP. Don't let delayed shipping ruin your V-Day. As if you needed more incentive to shop now, Lovehoney is offering up to 70% off tons of sex toys, lubes, lingerie, and other acc

Two-year-old NUVIA sells to Qualcomm for $1.4 billion

100+TechCrunch / 6h
You know what’s great? Becoming a unicorn in two years. You know what’s even better? Exiting at unicorn status in two years. This morning, Qualcomm announced that it was buying high-performance computing startup NUVIA for $1.4 billion, minus some coverage of working capital and debt. The startup, which we extensively profiled on its launch after raising $53 million in a Series A in late 2019 and

Telefonica sells European and Latin American tower assets

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Telefonica is latest operator to sell off mobile infrastructure.

American, Delta waive fare difference for international flyers scrambling to get home

The Points Guy / 6h
Traveling during the pandemic? Be sure to pack some extra flexibility. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control announced that all international travelers to the U.S., including citizens, will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test taken within three days of departure. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! With the new rule going

Fortnite update 15.20 confirms incoming Predator skin, adds two new weapons

SlashGear / 6h
Fortnite received a new update today, and it seems to set the stage for the arrival of a new hunter. As leaks have suggested, it looks like the next Fortnite crossover will be with the Predator franchise, with a number of Predator-themed cosmetics already in the game. The good news is that this Predator skin will be free to those … Continue reading

Gainful raises $7.5M for personalized sports nutrition

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Gainful , a startup offering personalized subscriptions to protein powders and hydration products, is announcing that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. COO Eric Wu, who founded the company with CTO Jahaan Ansari, told me that Gainful began with his own experience experimenting different protein powders and eventually finding the combination that worked best for his goals and dietary

Sony camera fans get impressive new FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens – read our full review

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The new Sony FE 35mm f/1.f GM lens has just landed – and we've got the full review of this impressively versatile prime.

Porsche Boxster 25 Years gives a modern icon a sparkly tribute

SlashGear / 6h
Hard as it may be to believe, but the Porsche Boxster is turning 25 years old in 2021, and the German sports car-maker is marking the occasion with a very special limited-edition version. The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years is a nod back to the very earliest iteration of the now-iconic convertible, the original Boxster concept car that Porsche teased … Continue reading

New year's resolution: Get 30% off this leading password manager

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Keep all your passwords in one place and stay secure with this trusted service.

Best wearables of CES 2021: Fossil, Amazfit, Honor and more

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We've seen plenty of new gadgets show up at this year's CES event, and these are the wearables that caught the eye.

Congressman Confronted At The Airport By Q

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A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

The Razer Blade 15 vs. Alienware's M15 and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE

52Engadget / 6h
This week’s CES may have been a little more sedate than usual, but gaming laptops still made a strong showing at the virtual show , with companies like Razer, Alienware and ASUS showing off their latest portable beasts. If you’re looking to add one of this year’s 15-inch machines to your gaming setup, we’ve lined up the specs of some of the more notable ones announced so far so you can suss out w

Intel CEO Bob Swan steps down after just two years on the job

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100+Engadget / 6h
Robert “Bob” Swan , the seventh full-time CEO of Intel, will step down from his position on February 15th, 2021. Pat Gelsinger (pictured), the current CEO of VMWare and a 30-year veteran of Intel, who previously helped design the original 80486 CPU, will replace him. Gelsinger is well-regarded both in the chip-design and leadership worlds, and was tipped as a potential successor for Steve Ballmer

Samsung Taps Twitch Rivals for Exclusive Gaming Events

27Gizmodo / 6h
Samsung Galaxy is now the exclusive mobile partner of Twitch Rivals, a year-long agreement that will see the companies collaborate on exclusive events and Twitch content. Read more...

Should You Buy a $329 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060?

75Lifehacker / 6h
Nvidia just announced its entry-level 3000-series graphics card, the $329 GeForce RTX 3060—otherwise known as the best way to get ray-tracing in your games without breaking the bank. Normally, I’d take a moment to say that you shouldn’t buy anything on launch day without seeing how it plays, whether that’s a game you… Read more...

Dell’s 40-inch curved monitor is perfect for a home office command center

300+TechCrunch / 6h
Dell’s kicking off 2021 with a new addition to its monitor lineup that aims to hit a variety of sweet spots. The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD monitor offers 39.7″ of screen real estate, with a 5120 x 2160 resolution that matches the pixel density of 4K resolution on a 32-inch conventional widescreen display. It comes equipped with Thunderbolt 3 for display and data connectivity, as well as 90W

Netflix releases latest diversity numbers

300+TechCrunch / 6h
Netflix has released its first-ever diversity and inclusion report . Though, it’s not the first time Netflix has shared this type of data. Netflix has shared representation numbers since 2013, but the company had not put a bow on it until now. Worldwide, women make up 47.1% of Netflix’s workforce. Since 2017, representation of white and Asian employees has been on a slow decline, while representa

Stacklet raises $18M for its cloud governance platform

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200+TechCrunch / 6h
Stacklet , a startup that is commercializing the Cloud Custodian open-source cloud governance project, today announced that it has raised an $18 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Addition, with participation from Foundation Capital and new individual investor Liam Randall , who is joining the company as VP of business development. Addition and Foundation Capital also invested i

Windows 10 antivirus needs urgent patching after this flaw was found

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Vulnerability CVE-2021-1647, a remote code execution bug, has been fixed with Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday release.

Investigators shut down major darknet marketplace in Germany

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German authorities announced that they took down what they believe to be the biggest illegal marketplace on the darknet on Tuesday, January 12

Alienware m15 and m17 gaming laptops get even more powerful at CES 2021 with Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series GPUs

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Alienware also revealed a beefy new desktop gaming PC which can be configured with a Ryzen 9 5950X.

This Nifty Strap Lets You Control the Apple Watch With Gestures

24Gizmodo / 6h
Controlling an object with a hand gesture sounds more like Jedi wizardry than a real-life possibility. But after watching a CES 2021 demo of the Mudra Brand, I have to admit that perhaps this tech isn’t as far-fetched or gimmicky as I previously thought. Read more...

Fender packs Mustang tones inside its new personal guitar amplifier

100+Engadget / 6h
Fender is launching the Mustang Micro, a new personal guitar amplifier that uses tones sourced from Mustang’s range of GTX amps. Like so many personal amps , the box is designed to plug into your guitar, from which you can tee off with wired headphones. The unit includes 12 amp modes and 13 effects, and the company says it’s a “wide range of clean and dirty tones.” The Mustang Micro will last for

Don’t Buy Loud Toys for Someone Else’s Kid

500+Lifehacker / 7h
Many years ago, before I was a parent, I became an aunt. And this first niece of mine, around age two, loved a show called Yo Gabba Gabba! that was devoted to music and dancing. Me, being the incredible, fun aunt that I am, bought her this Yo Gabba Gabba! dance mat , which encouraged kids to “boogie down.” I imagined… Read more...

Visa ditches takeover of fintech startup Plaid

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Credit giant cites too many regulations as the main reason why a deal to purchase Plaid has fallen by the wayside.

CES 2021: This AI dog collar tells you how your pup is really feeling

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We spoke to the director of global marketing for Petpuls, Andrew Gil, about the super smart dog collar.

iPhone 12 deals: this unlimited data plan blows everything else out the water

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If you're looking for iPhone 12 deals, this offer is the best around right now. It offers unlimited data at a low price.

How to Delete a Watch Face on Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 7h
If you have an Apple Watch, then you might want to shake things up by changing your watch face once in a while. One problem with this is that you are often left with a long list of faces that you’ll never use. Fortunately, you can just as easily remove them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ubisoft is making an open-world Star Wars game

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You knew the resurrected Lucasfilm Games brand would eventually produce a Star Wars game, but now it’s clear just who will be involved — and this time, it’s not EA. Lucasfilm Games told Wired that Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, the team behind The Division 2 , is developing an open-world Star Wars game using the studio’s Snowdrop engine. The project is still so young that Massive is in the mids

Covid-19: Bedworth Pokemon player fined for lockdown breach

2KBBC News - Technology / 7h
The man told police he had travelled 14 miles from his home to search for the fictional characters.

COVID-19 Killed Eight Times More Americans Than Guns in 2020

3KFuturism / 7h
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic killed 345,737 people in the United States — and tens of thousands more in just the first week of January. But focusing just on 2020, that means that the coronavirus killed considerably more people in the U.S. than several other leading causes of death including guns, the flu, and car crashes combined . According to the Gun Violence Archive, 43,441 people died fr

Apple’s big news today is how it’ll start spending its $100m Racial Equity fund

SlashGear / 7h
Apple has revealed the next set of its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects, with the company planning to establish a coding academy in Detroit, a new innovation and learning hub focusing on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and a venture capital fund for traditionally overlooked entrepreneurs. It’s part of a $100 million commitment Apple made to push back against … Continue

Get Ready for These Books to Hit the Big Screen in 2021

70How-To Geek / 7h
It’s going to be a big year for movie adaptations of popular books! From long-awaited adaptations of classics to quirky, unexpected films, there’s something for everyone. Although the 2021 release schedule is still somewhat in flux, the movies below are (so far) still scheduled for release at some point this year. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

You Can Charge All the Things on the Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station

25How-To Geek / 7h
Any home with multiple tablets, phones, and other devices knows the pain of the wire nest. Pretty quickly, all the charging cables get tangled up and you find yourself looking at a modern-day Gordian Knot. Satechi’s $59.99 Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station with Wireless Charging makes up for its super long name by decluttering your life. It’ll charge up to five devices through an integrated wir

Researchers develop a new treatment for spinal cord injuries

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Second-hand devices are an absolute privacy nightmare

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Sellers are failing to wipe personal data from their old devices, with embarrassing consequences.

GoPro Labs update brings new tricks to the GoPro Hero 9 Black – here's how to get it

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A new GoPro Labs update for all current GoPro models has just landed – here's how to get its handy new powers.

Webflow raises $140M, pushing its valuation to $2.1 billion

300+TechCrunch / 7h
This morning Webflow , a software company that helps businesses build no-code websites, announced that it has raised a $140 million Series B. The round, led by returning investors Accel and Silversmith, comes after the startup raised $72 million in an August, 2019 Series A. The new funding values Webflow at more than $2.1 billion it said in a blog post that TechCrunch viewed before publication. C

Hyatt May Lose 22 U.S. Hotels Effective April 8

View from the Wing / 7h
Service Properties Trust, which owns 329 hotels across numerous brands, has had disputes with IHG and Marriott and is transitioning those properties to Sonesta Hotels where it’s a one-third owner. Hotel chains often guarantee minimum revenue to property owners, and Service Properties Trust had a dispute over those payments. Hyatt hasn’t refused to make payment, but has reached its full $50 millio

4 Ways to Do More With Your Smartphone Camera

100+NYT > Technology / 7h
If you are still using your phone’s camera only for selfies and quick videos, you’re barely touching its potential.

Facebook’s EU-US data transfers face their final countdown

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100+TechCrunch / 7h
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has agreed to swiftly finalize a long-standing complaint against Facebook’s international data transfers which could force the tech giant to suspend data flows from the European Union to the US within in a matter of months. The complaint, which was filed in 2013 by privacy campaigner Max Schrems, relates to the clash between EU privacy rights and US gove

Loop launches out of stealth to make auto insurance more equitable

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Car auto-insurance from legacy providers has structural bias built into it. It uses metrics such as credit score, income, marital status and education to figure out insurance rates, which eventually disproportionately hurts low-income individuals through high rates and low protection. Loop, co-founded by John Henry and Carey Anne Nadeau, hopes to launch an alternative model that is equitable for

GoPro Just Dropped a Crap-Ton of Experimental Features for Its Cameras

200+Gizmodo / 7h
Usually when a company introduces new features or updates for an existing gadget, they tend to be a bit...lacking. You may get one small update, two or three if you’re lucky. Well, buckle up GoPro fans: Today, the company is launching seven new experimental features, because why the hell not? Read more...

Cook Your Popcorn in Bacon Grease

400+Lifehacker / 7h
Something primal has awakened in me, and my devotion to the bacon fat lifestyle has been renewed. I don’t know if it’s finally getting a fridge that’s big enough to accommodate my vintage grease crock, or the cold, rainy weather, but something has got me cooking everything in rendered animal fat. My current favorite… Read more...

Qatar Airways Will Retire (At Least) Half Of Its A380 Fleet

500+One Mile at a Time / 7h
The pandemic has accelerated the death of the Airbus A380. Both Air France and Lufthansa plan on retiring their A380s, and it looks increasingly likely that Etihad may retire its A380 fleet, and that Qantas may retire at least some of its A380 fleet. While we knew that Qatar Airways wouldn’t fly its A380s for at least a couple of years, the airline has just provided a pretty concrete update about

How a Decade-Old Game Helped Me Cope with Seasonal Depression

91Wired / 7h
During a bleary fall and winter, the open world of Skyrim gave me the motivation and joy I couldn't find in the real world.

How to Enable an Extension in Chrome’s Incognito Mode

How-To Geek / 7h
By default, Google Chrome does not run extensions in Incognito mode because they could potentially compromise your privacy. But, if you’d like to give an extension permission to work in private browsing mode, it’s easy to do. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Anova's sous vide Precision Cooker is $90 off today at Best Buy

37Engadget / 7h
It’s fun to experiment with new cooking methods, especially if you have “cooking at home more” on your New Year’s resolution list. Now you can get a unique kitchen gadget for less that may lead you to try new recipes. Anova’s Precision Cooker sous vide is down to $119 at Best Buy, which is $80 off its normal price. If you sign up for a free My Best Buy account, you’ll get an additional $10 off, b

Rho, a startup bank aimed at high-growth businesses, raises $15M Series A led by M13 Ventures

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Rho Technologies , the NYC-based fintech behind Rho Business Banking, has raised a $15 million Series A round led by M13 Ventures with participation from Torch Capital, and Inspired Capital. The company will use the proceeds to further expand their commercial banking platform aimed at high-growth businesses, starting with today’s launch of Rho AP. The platform is oriented towards companies that n

Covid-19: NHS app not working on some Android phones

100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The Department of Health is investigating the problem with Google.

WhatsApp is getting an awesome 'read later' feature

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Keep messages out of the way and avoid notification interruptions

Razer's Project Hazel has us genuinely excited to wear a smart face mask

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Don't let appearances fool you, every part of Razer's medical-grade N95 smart mask has been designed with purpose.

Astronomers discover the most distant quasar ever found

SlashGear / 7h
An international team of astronomers has discovered the most distant quasar yet. The quasar is known as J0313-1806, and it’s so distant it’s seen as it was when the universe was only 670 million years old. The discovery gives scientists worldwide valuable insights into how massive galaxies and the supermassive black holes in their core formed in the early universe. … Continue reading

Nielsen says people mostly streamed old network shows, not new releases

78Engadget / 7h
As much as everyone raved about new shows like Ozark and The Crown , those were far from being the most popular 2020 US streaming shows. Instead, many more viewers watched older network shows like The Office , Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds , according to Nielsen’s first-ever yearly streaming show rankings and the NY Times . To give an idea of the disparity, The Office was watched on Netflix t

Zoom clarifies cloud stance as it pushes for billions more in funding

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Zoom clarifies whether Oracle or AWS is its favorite cloud provider as it makes another huge fundraising push.

The coolest robots of CES 2021

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We highlight the best bots from this year’s show.

2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series returns with an all-black ensemble

20SlashGear / 8h
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 is entering the new year with a new and darker-themed Inspiration Series. Limited to only 100 units, the LC 500 Inspiration Series is only available in Obsidian Black paint, but Lexus has added a couple of performance-enhancing features to sweeten the deal. First, let’s talk about that magnificent rear spoiler. Lexus claims the new wing … Continue reading

Apple will build a learning hub in Atlanta as part of its racial equity pledge

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100+Engadget / 8h
Apple has shed more light on its $100 million pledge to improve racial equity. Today, the company announced that it will be making a $25 million contribution to the Propel Center , a learning hub designed for members of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). It will include a physical campus at the Atlanta University Center, a virtual platform for remote learning and events at p

WOW: The Private Island At Waldorf Astoria Maldives

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Many resorts in the Maldives already operate on private islands, but the Waldorf Astoria Maldives is taking it to the next level, by opening a second private island right next to the first private island. The Private Island at Waldorf Astoria Maldives The Waldorf Astoria Maldives opened in mid-2019, and is one of the most luxurious points properties in the island nation. While we’re not going to

Here’s a new well-stocked RISC-V Raspberry Pi challenger

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The new BeagleV board will be available to developers for early access in March.

Europol confirms world's largest dark web marketplace has been taken offline

94Engadget / 8h
Law enforcement agencies from multiple countries have teamed up to take down what Europol is calling the “world's largest” illegal marketplace on the dark web . DarkMarket had almost 500,000 users when it was taken offline. It had over 2,400 sellers and hosted 320,000 transactions wherein US$171 million worth of cryptocurrency had changed hands. According to Europol’s announcement , vendors mainl

What American And JetBlue Had To Give Up To Secure Approval For Their Partnership

69View from the Wing / 8h
American and JetBlue are giving up specific slots, agreeing to terminal and gate leases, and imposing restrictions on their own behavior. Continue reading ...

How to See What Data Facebook Has on You

200+How-To Geek / 8h
Facebook knows a lot about you. Some of this information was handed over when you signed up, but there’s some stuff you might not know about. We’ll show you how to see and download it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Deploy a Static Site For Free Using DigitalOcean's App Platform

How-To Geek / 8h
App Platform is a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering from DigitalOcean. It lets you push code to production without configuring any infrastructure. App Platform connects to GitHub and GitLab repositories to automatically build and deploy your projects. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

What Is a Headphone Amplifier, and Do You Need One?

How-To Geek / 8h
Headphone amplifiers are among the most misunderstood products in audio. They aren’t magical, and to the average person, they’re no more useful than a paperweight. But some wired headphones actually require a dedicated amplifier to reach their full potential, leading to an unbelievable improvement in sound quality. If your fancy new headphones sound a little underwhelming, a headphone amp could b

How Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off

100+Wired / 8h
The premise is convenient. But the e-commerce giant's privacy track record isn't exactly inspiring.

The Case for Cannibalism, or: How to Survive the Donner Party

200+Wired / 8h
Don’t be a young, healthy, single man. That’s our first piece of advice.

Move over, ARM: BeagleV is a $150 RISC-V computer designed to run Linux

100+Ars Technica / 8h
This overhead view of a BeagleV system shows off the CPU (center), 4x USB 3.0 ports (far left), gigabit Ethernet (top left), and 40-pin GPIO (bottom). [credit: Seeed ] Seeed Studios—the makers of the Odyssey mini-PC we reviewed back in August—have teamed up with well-known SBC vendor BeagleBoard to produce an affordable RISC-V system designed to run Linux. The new BeagleV (pronounced "Beagle Five

TikTok introduces stricter privacy rules for its youngest users

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TikTok, the social media site known for its popularity among youth, is making its youngest users' accounts more private. On Wednesday, the company introduced a new set of privacy rules for users under the age of 18. From now on, all registered users ages 13-15 will have their accounts set to private by default. This means that those profiles won't be accessible to anyone that hasn't been explicit

Bryte raises $24m and begins licensing its tech in addition to selling $8k AI-powered mattresses

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Bryte today announced $24M in Series A funding led by ARCHina Capital. This comes as the company moves away from selling its $8,000 mattress direct to consumers and instead is working with partners who would utilize Bryte’s technology in their mattresses. Bryte says several deals are in the works. According to the company, this pivot has always been part of the plan. They feel that through licens

Key specs of Nubia Red Magic 6 officially teased ahead of the launch

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The Red Magic 6 could come with a similar design but some of it's key specifications have been teased officially

This Telegram bot can help you track PS5 restocks on Amazon

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Sony newest console the PS5 finally went for pre-order in India on January 12, almost two months after it officially became available globally.

Lucasfilm Games' New Partnerships Mean the Galaxy's the Limit

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7KWired / 8h
The Disney-owned company just announced a new Star Wars title coming from Ubisoft and an Indiana Jones game from Bethesda. And that's just the beginning.

Hyundai Kona N performance SUV slots into the N line

SlashGear / 8h
Hyundai has been working on beefing up its performance car portfolio with the N line of vehicles. The automaker has announced that it is added the first SUV to the N family with the Kona N announced. Hyundai’s announcement is a bit of a tease as all of the images provided show the Kona N clad in camouflage. Despite the … Continue reading

Europol shuts down the world's largest dark web marketplace

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DarkMarket taken offline in international police operation.

Wifi Dabba is a Bangalore startup that’s challenging conventional ISPs

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Bangalore-based Wifi Dabba uses lasers and routers to create a mesh that is cheaper and more reliable than broadband.

BMW R18: Cruiser of the future, now

Popular Mechanics / 8h
BMW’s R18 cruiser seems absurdly late to market, and does a 1 800 cc, 345 kg leviathan make any sense in this day and age? PM took a closer look. The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Hidden epidemic

Popular Mechanics / 8h
It starts with a little prick. Then it takes over your life. Inside Britain’s anabolic steroid epidemic. The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The miracles of the Bionic Olympics

Popular Mechanics / 8h
The futuristic tech and human ingenuity that’s redefining what it means to be paralysed. The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Woodworking: Make a panel gauge

Popular Mechanics / 8h
A new year means a new series of woodworking build articles that will show you how to create handcrafted tools for your workshop. With more and more people working with Baltic birch plywood and MDF, a panel marking gauge is an essential item. The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

A LEGO revolution

Popular Mechanics / 8h
This 20kg Star Destroyer is leading a LEGO revolution. The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

February 2021

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

LivingPackets will trial its next-gen smart delivery parcels in France

100+Engadget / 9h
LivingPackets is one step closer to making the traditional cardboard box redundant. Last year, the startup announced a sustainable and re-usable replacement called The Box. It was made from a recyclable expanded polypropylene and featured an E Ink display instead of a single-use delivery label. Since then, the company has unveiled a second-generation model that is now starting to roll off the pro

Apple announces new projects related to its $100 million pledge for racial equity and justice

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300+TechCrunch / 9h
Last June, Apple committed $100 million to a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, is leading the initiative. Today, Apple is sharing some of its work as part of the initiative. “We’re launching REJI’s latest initiatives with partners across a broad range of industries and backgrounds — from students to tea

Government issues more funding for 5G test projects

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AR hologram of David Attenborough, smart ports, and remote TV production all secure investment.

NHS Covid-19 app 'Loading' notification: a bug fix is on the way

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
An issue with the NHS Covid-19 contract tracing app is affecting some users, but not everyone.

Linksys AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh system supports the new 6 GHz Wi-Fi band

SlashGear / 9h
Linksys has built a new mesh Wi-Fi system for home users with enhanced motion detection technology called the AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E. The new mesh Wi-Fi system leverages the newly opened 6 GHz band to reduce typically congested and unsteady Wi-Fi connectivity within the home or office. Linksys says 6 GHz delivers more bandwidth, increasing network speed and reliability. The integrated … Continue readin

Lamborghini delivered 7,430 cars worldwide in 2020

25Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Official: United States To Require Coronavirus Testing For International Travel

3KOne Mile at a Time / 9h
It’s official — for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the US will introduce a consistent testing protocol for travelers. While we first learned about this yesterday, the exact details of the testing requirement have now been published, so I wanted to update this post to reflect that. US to require COVID-19 testing for travel The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced tha

Gaming laptop deals at Newegg could save you over $400 on an RTX 2060 machine

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Newegg's latest gaming laptop deals feature some rather neat price cuts on a Gigabyte Aorus with an RTX 2060 and Core i7.

CES 2021: Asus reveals the perfect PS5 and Xbox Series X monitor, and it's out soon

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Asus has unveiled an HDMI 2.1 monitor at CES 2021 that will take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X hardware.

GTA 6 could feature a female protagonist - here's what we know

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
There have been many rumors about GTA 6 going about and one of them is that one of the protagonists could be female.

Microsoft Teams, OneDrive users will soon be able to upload whopping great files

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Microsoft is set to more than double the maximum file size limit for OneDrive and Teams.

14GB for £8 a month - Smarty has one of the best cheap SIM only deals around

28TechRadar - 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.

Man has two guesses to unlock bitcoin worth $240m

3KBBC News - Technology / 9h
A programmer is trying to remember the password to unlock a digital wallet set up a decade ago.

The Parler Bans Open a New Front in the 'Free Speech' Wars

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400+Wired / 9h
Apple, Google, and Amazon booted the site from their own platforms. But who moderates the moderators?

The Best of CES 2021

100+Wired / 9h
These are the products, prototypes, and ideas that did the best job of signaling the future at this year’s consumer tech showcase.

Bugsnax Is Keeping Me Going (and It Might Just Help You Too)

72Wired / 9h
The island quest-style game is perfect for this "casual gaming" moment.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Faces a Two-Shot Problem

100+Wired / 9h
Millions of follow-up doses have been languishing in freezers, causing a massive logjam—and not everyone likes the ideas for a fix.

Bandsintown Plus offers exclusive concert streams for $10 per month

48Engadget / 9h
The music industry is still in a bind . Many artists make the bulk of their income from performing live concerts around the world. Conventional gigs aren’t happening, though, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. One potential solution could be Bandsintown Plus , a new subscription service dedicated to live music. For $9.99 per month, you’ll get an “all access pass” for more than 25 concerts e

Rapyd raises $300M on a $2.5B valuation to boost its fintech-as-a-service API

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A wave of organizations — propelled by global Covid-19 pandemic circumstances — are moving their commercial and financial interactions online, and today one of the big players helping to enable that shift is announcing a significant round of growth funding to expand the tools and services that it provides to them. Rapyd , which provides an API-based “fintech-as-a-service” platform covering paymen

2020 set new records for online sales

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Online consumer purchases have increased globally although the positive news is tempered by over $330 billion in returns.

New treatment helps some with spinal cord injury regain functionality

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Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new treatment breakthrough for people with spinal cord injury. The treatment allows some spinal cord injury patients to regain hand and arm function. Researchers say that nearly 18,000 Americans experience traumatic spinal cord injuries every year, leaving many of them unable to use their hands and arms. Without the ability to … Continu

Take part in NASA’s latest student challenge

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Best of CES 2021: The Top Products Coming This Year

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CES looked a bit different this year after going all-digital, but that didn’t stop companies from unveiling new products. After careful deliberation, the How-To Geek and Review Geek teams have awarded the following 11 products with How-To Geek’s Best of CES 2021 awards. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Andaman Langkawi (Marriott) Destroyed In Fire

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This is tragic. The Andaman is a Marriott Luxury Collection Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia. The hotel has sustained extensive damage after two major fires. The Andaman Langkawi catches fire… twice The Andaman has dealt with two fires in the past day. Malay Mail reports that the first fire started shortly after 4PM on Tuesday afternoon. About 40 firefighters were called to the scene, and by 10PM the

Google Chrome update should make it safer than ever

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Chromium code update indicates that Google Chrome will soon connect to HTTPS URLs by default.

Battery lodged in baby's throat for four months

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Doctors believed 11-month-old Sofia-Grace Hill was rejecting food because she had tonsillitis.

Cloud will continue to evolve the workplace in 2021

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Enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure continues to grow. As we come to the end of an unprecedented year, we look forward to the trends on the horizon for next year and beyond.

Hyundai unveils teaser images of production Ioniq 5 all-electric crossover

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The upcoming 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the fastest vehicle to make it from concept to production in recent memory. It began as the Hyundai 45 Concept first seen at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. And by April 2020, Hyundai was allocating the 45 Concept (and the Prophecy sedan) for immediate production. After a couple of months, the South Korean … Continue reading

Amazon follows Netflix with mobile-only video subscriptions in India

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Amazon Prime Video and Bharti Airtel , India’s second-largest mobile carrier, are teaming up to launch a mobile-only video service. Variety reports that Prime Video Mobile Edition will bolt on to a number of the carrier’s pre-paid plans, with a month’s worth of Prime Video available for $1.21 a month after a 30-day trial. Users can, if they so choose, bolster that selection with Amazon Prime memb

Why I caved and got the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Amex card

The Points Guy / 10h
I’ve said it before and it still rings true: I’m not big on loyalty programs or chasing elite status. Sure, having status comes with incredible benefits, but I prefer the freedom of not being tied to a single loyalty program. I want to pick the best hotel in any given city without thinking about which option will help me fulfill my elite status requirements. This philosophy has resulted in some r

The Lord of the Rings on Amazon Prime has an official synopsis, and we're excited

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The Lord of the Rings TV show is starting to sound promising, as Amazon confirms details of the series' setting.

Netflix's 'Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer' is truly terrifying

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Whether you know a lot or a little about the heinous crimes of Richard Ramirez, Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is a terrifying watch. In just four episodes, the new docuseries from director Tiller Russell immerses viewers inside the violent crime spree that terrorized California residents from 1984 to 1985, and has held the attention of true crime aficionados ever since. Before his c

NASA New Horizons mission helps scientists figure out how dark space is

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One key answer for helping scientists figure out how many galaxies there are in the universe is how dark space is. Astronomers have been able to estimate the total number of galaxies in the universe by counting everything visible in a Hubble deep field. Then they multiply that by the total area of the sky. The problem with that process … Continue reading

Facebook and Twitter want to enable CentOS Stream for large scale deployments

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Engineers propose a new group to track and maintain packages for massive rollouts.

Intel’s gaming graphics card could be built by TSMC, and sounds like a threat to Nvidia and AMD

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Latest from the rumor mill indicates a high-end GPU that might be aiming to tackle Nvidia’s RTX 3070.

Play 17 swift DND adventures in 2021's first official sourcebook

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Candlekeep Mysteries a new D&D sourcebook designed for one-off quests that won’t take months of gradual world building to complete.

CES 2021: meet Moflin, the adorable AI pet robot that will learn to love you

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CES 2021 may be a little different this year, but it hasn't disappointed in the cute robot department.

TikTok update will change privacy settings and defaults for users under 18

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TikTok announced today it’s making changes to its app to make the experience safer for younger users. The company will now set the accounts for users ages 13 to 15 to private by default, as well as tighten other controls for all users under 18, in terms of how they can interact with other users and TikTok content itself. TikTok is also announcing a partnership with Common Sense Networks , a media

AT&T's cord-cutting TV Now service is no longer accepting signups

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AT&T is killing off its skinny bundle AT&T TV Now service, less than 18 months after its introduction as a replacement for DirectTV Now. New customers can no longer sign up for the bundle, though existing users will be able to continue to use the service without disruptions, a spokesperson told Variety . Users going to the AT&T TV Now site are now directed to sign up for AT&T TV, which has brough

How to watch WandaVision online: stream Marvel's Avengers spin-off on Disney Plus

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Get ready to rock the suburbs, Marvel-style! Here's how to watch WandaVision online and stream the Avengers spin-off on Disney Plus this Friday.

You can now rent an Apple M1 Mac mini as a server to run your own website

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MacStadium offers various hosting options when renting an Apple M1 Mac mini as a server.

TikTok changes privacy settings for its youngest users

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TikTok is introducing a new set of “enhanced” privacy settings that restricts certain features for younger teens and changes the app’s default settings on accounts belonging to older teens who are under 18. Unsurprisingly, the biggest changes affect the app’s youngest users between the ages 13 and 15, who will now have their accounts switched to private by default. The change applies to new sign-

New tech is helping manage asthma in South Africa

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New technology is trying to help manage asthma in South Africa. ADAMM-RSM is a wearable that monitors respiratory functions to help avoid asthma deaths

Samsung Galaxy S21 leak shows that very little comes in the box

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Seemingly-official marketing images show what comes in the Galaxy S21 box, and there's no charger or earphones.

Jobless, Selling Nudes Online and Still Struggling

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OnlyFans, a social media platform that allows people to sell explicit photos of themselves, has boomed during the pandemic. But competition on the site means many won’t earn much.

TikTok: All under-16s' accounts made private

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The move means only approved followers can view videos made by users aged 13-15.

Apple and Google data: Are we staying at home?

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The government is urging us to stay at home during the lockdown but are we?

Track your fitness progress with these 4 smart scales on sale

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Have 2021 fitness goals? A smart scale can help you keep track of your progress in a way that's both organized and accessible. Plus, most cover way more metrics than just your weight, giving you access to more accurate, more comprehensive information. Here are four options on sale as of Jan. 13. S1 Pro Body Composition Bluetooth Smart Scale With a wide base and anti-slip features, this scale is a

9 great time management apps for students

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Whether they’re juggling the responsibilities of schoolwork, soccer practice and drum lessons or simply keeping track of their virtual learning assignments without the benefit of a teacher’s watchful eye, kids have a lot on their plates. A simple physical agenda with a calendar might work for some. But, if they already have a phone in hand at all times, an app with reminders and notifications may

Become an AWS expert with these online courses

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Learn about cloud computing with this AWS online training , on sale for $79.99 — a 59% savings — as of Jan. 13. Tons of companies use Amazon Web Services , which means they need IT professionals who know the ins and outs of AWS to keep them afloat. Packed with nearly 200 lectures and over eight hours of content, this AWS online training equips you with the tools and techniques you’ll need

Clear out digital junk with this $13 Mac cleaning app

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TL;DR: Clear out your virtual clutter with a lifetime subscription to BuhoCleaner . As of Jan. 13, you can get the family plan for only $12.99 — that's 56% off. BuhoCleaner , a Mac-cleaning app designed specifically for macOS Big Sur , can keep your computer running smoothly and efficiently. From cleaning up your cache to uninstalling pointless, space-wasting apps, you can boost performance in ju

Invest in your wintertime coziness with a weighted blanket on sale

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TL;DR: Get cozy with the Gravis Weighted Blanket . It's on sale for $108.98, a 58% savings as of Jan. 13. Nearly 84 million Americans suffer from sleep deprivation . If you're one of them, perhaps it’s time you try a weighted blanket to help you get some adequate shuteye. Made from high-quality cotton and weighted with glass pellets, the Gravis Weighted Blanket is designed to provide deep touch p

iPad Pro 2021 may look similar to last year's tablet, apart from one small tweak

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The iPad Pro 2021 may be the first 5G capable tablet from Apple, and it could be powered by the A14 Bionic chipset.

Bitcoin exchange owner who helped scam eBay buyers sentenced to 10 years in prison

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Rossen G. Iossifov, the Bitcoin Exchange owner who was accused of laundering money for a Romanian gang putting up fake car listings on eBay, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. According to the Department of Justice, Iossifov was sentenced “for conspiracy to commit a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) offense and conspiracy to commit money laundering.” Based on the ev

Amazon Prime Video’s mobile-only video plan makes a global debut in India

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The introduction of India-first Mobile only Prime Video Mobile Edition plan follows the similar plan introduced by Netflix India.

Mozilla VPN is now available across all platforms including Mac and Linux

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Mozilla VPN is now available for users of Mac and Linux devices, following its Windows, iOS, and Android launch last year.

Facebook blocks Ugandan government accounts in the run-up to election

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Facebook appears to be taking its disinformation policy seriously as it has now blocked government-linked accounts in Uganda ahead of the election

We may have only weeks to act before a variant coronavirus dominates the US

1KMIT Technology Review / 11h
The US may face a rapidly closing window to bring a suspected extra-contagious variant of covid-19 under control. If the variant strain, first spotted in the United Kingdom , is as infectious as some suspect, it could dominate US case numbers by March, send covid-19 deaths to unprecedented levels, and collide with the rollout of vaccines, research suggests. British scientists fear that the new st

French Bordeaux wine makes its way back to Earth

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Oppo Find X3 launch confirmed for March - ages after its Samsung Galaxy S21 rival

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We'll be seeing the Oppo Find X3 in March, according to the company.

Amazon's 'Bliss' trailer is like watching Owen Wilson in a 'Black Mirror' episode

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Normally in sci-fi, simulated realities offer the protagonists a utopian source of escape from the real world — but Bliss flips that idea on its head. Owen Wilson stars opposite Salma Hayek in Another Earth director Mike Cahill's new movie, in which "ugly" simulated worlds are used to "generate appreciation for the real world." This one has some serious Black Mirror / The Matrix vibes, and from t

CES 2021: news, highlights and the best tech that's been announced so far

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CES 2021 Day 3 is underway, and we have highlights all of the major news from Samsung, Sony, LG, and many more.

Tecno Camon 16 Premier with 48MP dual selfie camera launched in India

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The Tecno Camon 16 Premier has a dual selfie camera, 64MP quad-camera on the rear, 18W fast charging and more.

Amazon India enters ed-tech with Amazon Academy

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Amazon Academy will offer students a range of JEE preparatory resources at launch, including specially crafted mock tests with over 15,000 handpicked questions.

Amazon launches $1.2 mobile Prime Video plan in India

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Amazon is doubling down on one of the biggest strengths of Prime Video streaming service: Aggressive pricing. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday launched Prime Video Mobile Edition, an even more affordable tier of the on-demand video streaming ser