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TCL's New 20 Series Phones Marry Beauty to Affordability

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500+How-To Geek / 4h
During today’s virtual CES event, TCL announced it’s adding two smartphones and two tablets to its affordable mobile lineup. The 20 Series smartphones both offer an upgrade to last year’s 10 series, pairing outstanding performance with visual-enhancing technology, while the NXTPAPER and TAB 10S tablets both take a stand as powerful, feature-rich resources aimed at remote professionals and student

The CIA’s Declassified UFO Documents Are Now All Available Online

5KFuturism / 1h
Data Dump Every declassified file that the CIA has on unidentified flying objects — or at least all the files the agency admits to having — is now available online thanks to a decades-long effort to access its declassified records. You can now download the records straight from the Black Vault, a privately-owned database of declassified records, according to Motherboard . The collection, which no

Why your next TV should be a TCL OD Zero mini-LED

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TCL just levelled-up its mini-LED tech with OD Zero.

Samsung’s new robots can keep up with household chores so you don’t have to

Mashable / 8min
Samsung unveiled a whole housekeeping robot crew at this year's virtual CES including Bot Care, JetBot 90 AI+, and Bot Handy. Read more... More about Samsung , Ces , Robots , Mashable Video , and Robot Vacuums

Get 4-minute book summaries with this subscription

Mashable / 8min
TL;DR: Learn a little bit every day with a Four Minute Books lifetime subscription. As of Jan. 11, you can get access to hundreds of book summaries for only $39.99 — a 90% savings. We all want to boost our brains, but it’s hard to dedicate the time necessary to do so. Here's one way to learn a little every day. Four Minute Books summarizes hundreds of books, focusing on what it deems three most v

OtterBox prepares Xbox controller for battle (and remote streaming)

SlashGear / 11min
This week OtterBox tricked out the Xbox Wireless Controller experience. If you’ve got a new Xbox Wireless Controller, OtterBox has for you an Easy Grip Controller Shell, a Mobile Gaming Clip, a Gaming Carry Case, an Easy Grip Gaming Case, and a Gaming Glass Privacy Guard for your associated phone. This full package is made for the Xbox gamer that … Continue reading

Cowin's latest earbuds and headphones balance budget and battery life

Engadget / 12min
While it’s not exactly a household name in the space, Cowin has spent the last couple of years making and selling affordable audio products. The company’s CES 2021 slate promises more of the same. On Monday, Cowin announced two new Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancelling: the in-ear Apex Elite and the over-ear SE9. With the Apex Elite, two things stand out. The first is battery life. Co

United shuffles schedule, suspends 2 long-haul Hawaii routes and adds Florida connections

The Points Guy / 18min
Airlines have been busy adjusting their route maps throughout the pandemic. One of the latest moves comes from United, which recently filed a major schedule change for February and beyond. To start, the Chicago-based carrier is temporarily suspending two of its flagship Hawaii routes, those from Newark (EWR) and Washington/Dulles (IAD) to Honolulu (HNL). According to Cirium schedules and confirme

Lora DiCarlo Brings Hot Vibes to CES—As In They Are Warm to the Touch

Gizmodo / 18min
A lot has changed for Lora DiCarlo since CES 2019, when the Consumer Technology Association stripped its innovative Osé sex toy of a well-deserved CES Innovation Award . Not only does CES fuck now , Lora DiCarlo is also announcing a new product line for the all-virtual CES 2021. Read more...

Vuzix’s new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer

52TechCrunch / 20min
Less than a full day into CES 2021, and it seems that smart glasses are very much shaping up as a trend. I wrote about a pair of AR glasses from Lenovo aimed at business applications yesterday, and a few other companies have popped up in the meantime, with various levels of “smartness” included. Vuzix’s latest models are still several months away, but they seem to be one of the more promising we’

Samsung TVs will have solar-charging remote controls in 2021

Engadget / 24min
In addition to an array of new televisions , Samsung has also announced a more eco-friendly remote control at CES 2021. The Solar Cell Remote Control can be powered by both indoor and outdoor light, or just regular USB if the former two are insufficient. According to Samsung, the remote itself is also pretty eco-friendly, as 24 percent of its 31 grams of plastic is made from “recycled polyethylen

Reachy the robot can now be controlled via VR

Engadget / 30min
Last year at CES French startup Pollen Robotics debuted Reachy, an open-source humanoid robot (the top half of one at least) capable of performing a wide variety of tasks — from traditional R&D to product demonstrations and food service. This year, Reachy is back and more capable than ever before. Rather than program in Reachy’s movements, users can now control the robot directly simply by donnin

12 New Studies Show How Close Insects Are to Extinction

Gizmodo / 30min
I do not like bugs. Creepy, many-legged things make my skin crawl. But as unpleasant as they are, insects are absolutely crucial for our world’s ecosystems to function, and sadly, new research shows that the creatures populations are on the verge of collapse. Read more...

Netgear unveils the Nighthawk RAXE500, its first-ever Wifi 6E router, at CES 2021

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Netgear's new Wi-Fi 6 router, the Nighthawk RAXE500, opens up the 6GHz band for even faster internet connections.

Bad Weather Leaves SpaceX Dragon Stuck at Space Station

52Futurism / 35min
Weather Delays A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship was supposed to autonomously undock from the International Space Station and head home on Monday morning, but bad weather down on Earth has left it temporarily stranded. For now, the cargo ship remains attached to the ISS while NASA and SpaceX work on a backup schedule to send it home, reports . This mission was supposed to mark the first autono

Qualcomm says its new in-display fingerprint sensor is 50 percent faster

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20Engadget / 36min
Qualcomm is upgrading one of its in-display fingerprint sensors. The second-generation 3D Sonic Sensor is 77 percent larger than its predecessor. It covers an area of 64 square millimeters (8mm x 8mm) compared with the first version’s 36 square millimeters (4mm x 9mm). According to Qualcomm, the larger size will allow the reader to collect 1.7 times more biometric data, since there’ll be more spa

Qualcomm’s new in-screen fingerprint reader is bigger and faster

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20Ars Technica / 38min
Enlarge / A very exaggerated image of Qualcomm's sensor. It is not this big. (credit: Qualcomm) Qualcomm is launching a new in-screen fingerprint sensor for smartphones, the "Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2." Qualcomm says its ultrasonic fingerprint sensor "will be available in new sizes that are 50% faster and 77% larger compared to Gen 1," but it still seems pretty small compared to a fingerprin

TPG reader credit card question: Is it time to switch cards?

The Points Guy / 39min
Editor’s note: This article is part of our weekly column to answer your credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy, message us on Facebook or email us at New year, new credit card strategy? Now that we’re starting a new year, many people are taking the time to think through 2021 earning and burning strategies. A big question on

Qualcomm’s new in-display fingerprint sensor should fix our 2 big complaints

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SlashGear / 42min
Qualcomm has revealed the latest version of its in-display fingerprint sensor, promising faster and more accurate scanning for a technology brought back into the spotlight by the ongoing pandemic. Though for a while it seemed that facial recognition would replace fingerprint login as the preferred way to unlock your phone, the fact that such systems struggle with face masks has … Continue reading

Columbia engineers built basic empathy into a robot

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40Engadget / 42min
When it comes to imitating human emotion, robots have a long way to go , but researchers at Columbia Engineering’s Creative Machines Lab have taken an initial step toward this goal. They designed a robot capable of predicting another robot’s intent, essentially placing itself in the shoes (or the little plastic wheels) of the second machine. Here’s how engineers designed the experiment : They pla

SolarWinds hackers also guessed passwords of many victims

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CISA has revealed that the attackers behind the SolarWinds hack used other methods in addition to trojanized updates.

Hulu Announces Discounted $1.99 per Month Ad-Supported Student Plan

29How-To Geek / 47min
Budget-conscious students rejoice! Hulu is launching a new ad-supported plan for students that’ll only cost $1.99 per month instead of the normal $5.99 per month. With the plan, eligible students over 18 will get access to Hulu’s full on-demand library of streaming content. Students will need an active enrollment status and to verify it upon signing up. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TP-Link Just Announced a New 2K Video Doorbell and Other Smart Home Gadgets

How-To Geek / 47min
In the market for a new doorbell? You’re in luck. TP-Link just announced a brand new smart doorbell and a handful of other gadgets to further flesh out its impressive line of smart home devices. The Kasa Smart Doorbell records 1080p video, can save locally or to the cloud, and is able to discern between people and other objects. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Arcade1Up Announces Its Best Retro Arcade Lineup Ever

100+How-To Geek / 47min
It’s hard to break through the wave of CES announcements right now, but Arcade1Up did exactly that today. In its latest wave of replica arcade machines, the company unveiled cabinets with Dragon’s Lair, Killer Instinct, Battletoads, and the X-Men 4 Player Arcade Game featuring new machine designs. Shut up and take our quarters. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twinkly's Latest NanoLeaf-Like Smart Lights Move Beyond Christmas

200+How-To Geek / 47min
If you visited any Christmas section at a local big box store, there’s a decent chance you saw Twinkly lights in action. Twinkly lights aren’t just your common Christmas LEDs, they’re smart, controllable by apps, and even synchronize with music. But with the new Twinkly Home range, the company is stepping out of Christmas and into your home. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Look, Don't Touch: Debuts the First Touchless Video Doorbell

35How-To Geek / 47min
Delivery drivers touch our doorbells every day, but we rarely (if ever) take the time to clean the buggers. And while CDC guidelines state that COVID-19 spread through contaminated surfaces is “uncommon,” picking up the virus from a doorbell is within the realm of possibility. aims to remedy the problem with its Touchless Video Doorbell, which chimes when a visitor enters its piercing g

Snap acquires location data startup StreetCred

100+TechCrunch / 47min
Snapchat’s parent company Snap has acquired StreetCred , a New York City startup building a platform for location data. Snap confirmed the news to TechCrunch and said the acquisition will result in four StreetCred team members — including co-founders Randy Meech and Diana Shkolnikov — joining the company, where they’ll be working on map and location-related products. A big component of that strat

Make being stuck at home a little better with an air purifier on sale

40Mashable / 48min
TL;DR: Breathe easier with the ATHENA Smart HEPA Air Purifier , on sale for 20% off — just $199.99 — as of Jan. 11. We can't control the outside world, but we can at least improve the air quality in our immediate space with air purifiers . For a limited time, you can snag this ATHENA Smart HEPA Air Purifier for 20% off. This top-of-the-line smart air purifier claims to be able to eliminate 99.97

Roborock S7 cleaning robot takes sonic mopping up a notch

SlashGear / 50min
The folks at Roborock revealed a brand new robot vacuum cleaner today with the Roborock S7. This device has what the company calls the “world’s-first sonic mopping system with intelligent lift technology on a robot vacuum.” This robot aims to simplify the robotic vacuum and mop experience – as quick as possible, with as little interruption as possible to the … Continue reading

SolarWinds malware has “curious” ties to Russian-speaking hackers

52Ars Technica / 53min
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) The malware used to hack Microsoft, security company FireEye, and at least a half-dozen federal agencies has “interesting similarities” to malicious software that’s been circulating since at least 2015, researchers said on Monday. Sunburst is the name security researchers have given to malware that infected about 18,000 organizations when they installed a malicious

Is It Hot Out Here or Is It Just This BuddyFlex Outdoor Heater Sale?

Lifehacker / 56min
Mr. Heater BuddyFlex Heater | $105 | Academy Sports + Outdoors Mr. Heater BuddyFlex Cooker | $52 | Academy Sports + Outdoors Read more...

Saildrone launches a 72-foot autonomous seabed-mapping boat

64TechCrunch / 57min
Mapping the ocean’s floor is a surprisingly vital enterprise, which helps with a range of activities including shipping, coastal protection, and deep-sea resource gathering. It’s also a very costly and time-consuming activity, which can be demanding and dangerous for those involved. Saildrone is a startup focused on building out autonomous exploratory vessels that can do lots of mapping, while ma

How to Apply for a New PPP Loan

28Lifehacker / 1h
As of today, small business owners struggling to cover overhead costs can apply for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) tax-deductible loans. The program includes changes that targets smaller and minority-owned businesses. Here’s what you need to know, and how to apply. Read more...

The newest Xbox Series X controller is extremely red

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SlashGear / 1h
With the Xbox Series X|S came a new Xbox Wireless Controller, and given that it’s only a couple of months old, it doesn’t have anywhere near the number of color or design options that the Xbox One controller has. Undoubtedly, Microsoft will be releasing new Xbox Wireless Controller variants over time, and today, one of the first was revealed. Microsoft … Continue reading

Passengers Arrested And Dragged Out Of Miami Airport Baggage Claim

View from the Wing / 1h
In this video shared to social media, women can be seem arrested at baggage claim in the Miami airport. They're dragged out as they futilely resist the officers and the younger woman screams that "it hurts." One woman announces that she has four children. A concerned onlooker worries about the kids, but the officer responds confidently that he has experience performing arrests where children are

Parler sues AWS after Amazon knocks service offline

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56Engadget / 1h
Parler is facing an uncertain future after Amazon cut off the company’s servers, knocking the “free speech” app offline. Now, Parler has responded by suing Amazon Web Services for antitrust in a last-ditch attempt to restore its service. In court documents , Parler claims that Amazon’s actions are “motivated by political animus” and “designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services ma

Listening to Black Women: The Innovation Tech Can't Crack

80Wired / 1h
Tech creators and journalists ignore the insights and experiences of Black women—and fail to see the harm of their "innovations."

The TCL 20 5G vs. the Motorola One 5G Ace and the Pixel 4a 5G

32Engadget / 1h
We don’t normally see a lot of phones at CES, but this year companies have seen fit to push up their announcements, particularly TCL and Motorola . Both have debuted new mid-range 5G phones at the show, the better to compete with Google’s existing Pixel 4a 5G that came out last year. You can check out the specs of all three handsets in the table below to see how they measure up in numbers, and co

Mobileye is bringing its autonomous vehicle test fleets to at least four more cities in 2021

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Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, is scaling up its autonomous vehicle program and plans to launch test fleets in at least four more cities over the next several months, including Detroit, Paris Shanghai and Tokyo. Mobileye president and CEO Amnon Shashua said Monday during the virtual 2021 CES tech trade show that if the company can receive regulatory approval it will also begin testing on public

Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

100TechCrunch / 1h
As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana , a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County roll out mobile vaccination records for COVID-19 usi

Samsung Bot Handy uses “the appropriate amount of force” to grab items in your home

SlashGear / 1h
There’s a smart home robot coming to your household in the future called Samsung Bot Handy. This is one of Samsung’s collection of robot companions called “Bot” and the latest made to work in your home. If you’ve been following Samsung’s robot lineup for the last few years, you’ve seen several “Bot” devices. The Samsung Bot Handy is currently “in … Continue reading

How to Change Your Life Through the Power of Suggestion, With Science Journalist Erik Vance

24Lifehacker / 1h
This week we’re learning how we can use hypnosis and the placebo effect to our advantage, with help from science journalist Erik Vance. Did you know, for instance, that you can still benefit from the use of placebos even if you know that you’re taking a placebo? Listen to hear Erik explain the fascinating science… Read more...

Disney brings back the Lucasfilm Games brand for future Star Wars titles

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27Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Very very recently, in a game industry not very far away... Star Wars games will now be gathered together under the revitalized Lucasfilm Games banner. An announcement today on highlights the new Lucasfilm Games logo, which will appear in all future titles surrounding the Star Wars franchise. A new sizzle reel highlights some of those existing licensed titles, ranging from

Deadpool 3 will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and R-rated

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Kevin Feige discusses the Merc with a Mouth's future in a new interview.

Watch Mercedes-Benz's CES keynote in under 7 minutes

33Engadget / 1h
Last week, we got our first look at the 56-inch Hyperscreen Mercedes made for its upcoming EQS EV . The teaser the automaker shared gave some details about how the display will work but also left us with many more questions. For example, it wasn’t clear whether the MBUX Hyperscreen was made up of one larger display or multiple smaller ones. Thankfully, Mercedes answered those questions and more d

Save 20% on a useful tire pressure monitoring system

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Stay on top of your tire pressure with the FOBO Tire 2 pressure monitoring system . As of Jan. 11, save 20% with code FOBO22 and get it for just $127.20. Having a car should be helpful, not a pain. With the FOBO Tire 2 pressure monitoring system , you'll have one less thing to worry about when it comes to your car's maintenance. Plus, investing in one of these devices now can save you from

Honor's Band 6 wearable is coming to the US for around $35

24Engadget / 1h
Honor, currently in the process of extricating itself from Huawei , will start selling its Honor Band 6 fitness tracker in the US. The barebones wearable, which launched in China back in November, will arrive on these shores at an as-yet unspecified date in the very near future. The wearable packs a 1.47-inch, 194 x 364 (282ppi) vertical AMOLED display, and offers sleep, heart rate and blood oxyg

How Much Should You Tip Movers?

37Lifehacker / 1h
Tipping isn’t second nature to many (and also has an ugly history of manipulation). Over time, though, it has become customary in service-based industries. Tipping isn’t mandatory, but it’s an expected and kind thing to do for someone who, say, carries your entire bed up five flights of stairs. But deciding how much… Read more...

Hulu's New $2 Plan for College Students Includes Its Watch Party Feature

36Gizmodo / 1h
If you happen to be in college at the moment, now’s the time to get yourself some Hulu. Read more...

The SolarWinds Hackers Shared Tricks With a Russian Spy Group

200+Wired / 1h
Security researchers have found links between the attackers and Turla, a sophisticated team suspected of operating out of Moscow's FSB intelligence agency.

Details: Marriott Bonvoy Double Points & Double Elite Nights Promo

500+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Earlier some positive 2021 program changes were announced for Marriott Bonvoy. As part of this we learned the details of Marriott’s next global promotion. While registration isn’t yet open, in this post I wanted to provide a rundown of what we know so far, since Marriott’s latest promotion ended in early November 2020. Marriott promo: double points & double elite nights Marriott Bonvoy’s next pro

TV deals at Best Buy: Super Bowl savings from Samsung, LG, Vizio, and more

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Best Buy's TV deals include epic Super Bowl savings on 4K TVs from top brands like Samsung, LG, Vizio, and more.

Today’s best tech deals: Logitech mice, Ring Fit Adventure, and more

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster roundup includes a rare $10 discount on the gray version of Logitech's MX Master 3 , which we consider the best wireless mouse for most people for offering a comfortable design and genuinely useful productivity features. Also available for $10 off is Ring Fit Adventure , the popular Nintendo Switch fitness game that doubles as a nifty lite RPG. Be

Scientists Find Link Between Cat Parasite and Brain Cancer in People

71Gizmodo / 1h
A common parasite spread through undercooked pork and occasionally our cats might have more insidious health effects than previously suspected. New research suggests a link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii and an increased risk of brain cancer. At this point, however, scientists aren’t sure yet if there’s a… Read more...

This tech replaces a car’s instrument panel with a holographic display

28Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / A screengrab from TI's video demoing the IP HOE display. (credit: Texas Instruments) The topic of driver distraction is one we've covered a lot here at Ars. Whether due to the proliferation of smartphones, touchscreen infotainment systems that are now fitted to most new cars, or people simply not paying attention, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 400,000

Watch LG's CES event in 9 minutes

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44Engadget / 2h
From rollable phones to air-purifying masks, LG had plenty to show off during its CES 2021 keynote , including a virtual human presenter. Of course, this being LG, there was plenty of news on the TV and monitor fronts. The company unveiled its first 4K UltraFine monitor with an OLED screen, along with a bevy of details on OLED and Mini LED-powered QNED displays . Meanwhile, LG’s 2021 TVs will inc

LG wants to bring transparent displays to subways, restaurants, and your house

Mashable / 2h
LG announced a host of concepts for potential products involving a 55-inch transparent OLED display at this year's virtual CES event . Read more... More about Ces , Mashable Video , Lg , Smart Displays , and Rollable Tv

Elon Musk's Starlink given green light in UK

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The satellite internet service is already being offered to a small number of UK consumers.

Affirm boosts its IPO price target, more than doubling its latest private valuation

100+TechCrunch / 2h
This morning Affirm, the buy-now-pay-later financing startup, raised its IPO price range to $41 to $44 per share, up from a previous range of $33 to $38 per share . The sharp repricing is steep in percentage terms, with the bottom end of Affirm’s range rising a little more than 24% and the top end gaining a smaller 16%. For Affirm, the news means a larger IPO fundraising haul and a confirmation f

Emirates adds many more US flights, Airbus A380 returns in March

The Points Guy / 2h
Up until early last year, Emirates had a superjumbo presence at New York-JFK, flying the Airbus A380 on multiple flights every day. The airline quickly scaled back its U.S. service early during the pandemic, though, including just one daily flight between New York and Dubai, with the smaller Boeing 777-300ER . Now, the global giant is planning to ramp up its service to the United States, and has

Panasonic’s flagship OLED TV gets side-firing speakers and Game Mode Extreme for 2021

SlashGear / 2h
CES always features announcements from all segments of the consumer electronics space, but there’s never any lack of new TV announcements. Today, Panasonic is hopping aboard that TV reveal train, announcing that its flagship TV for 2021 will be the JZ2000, which will be available in 55- and 65-inch models. The TV features an OLED panel and a few new … Continue reading

NYC's Covid-19 Vaccine Website Is a Mess as Eligibility Opens to Seniors

40Gizmodo / 2h
As New York City expands the pool of citizens who are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine to seniors and frontline workers, Comptroller Scott Stringer is warning that the online signup system for appointments is unnecessarily complicated and could lead to delays in the vaccination process. Read more...

Do You Need Mirrors When Lifting Weights?

28Lifehacker / 2h
Just about every commercial gym has a giant wall of mirrors, whether surrounding the whole space or lining the portion of the gym with the dumbbell rack. Watching yourself in the mirror can help you to make sure you’re lifting with the correct form and using the right muscles—so what the heck do you do if you’re… Read more...

Live Out Your Big Fantasies With a Giant Piano Floor Mat, Just $31

20Lifehacker / 2h
Click N’ Play Gigantic Piano Playmat | $31 | Amazon Read more...

College students can get a Hulu subscription for $1.99 per month

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $4 PER MONTH: Normally $5.99 monthly, U.S. college students can now access Hulu's ad-supported subscription plan for only $1.99 per month . College students have it rough right now. Managing school, work, and a social life during a global pandemic is taxing. Finding time to unwind can be difficult, but Hulu is making streaming a little more accessible for those in school. Now, university kid

We're happy to inform you there are two really short giraffes out there – Future Blink

Mashable / 2h
Scientists analyzed the bone measurements of two giraffes in Uganda and Namibia, respectively, to identify the first known instance of dwarfism in giraffes. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Namibia , Uganda , Giraffes , and Dwarfism

Inside SuperCharger Ventures’ debut virtual edtech accelerator

60TechCrunch / 2h
Before the pandemic, edtech companies went decades without raising financing due to lack of interest from generalist venture capitalists. Now, more than a year since COVID-19 began, the sector is showing signs of maturation, from first profits to unicorns, potential IPOs and a rush of talent. Momentum in mind, cross-border venture capital firm SuperCharger Ventures is launching a debut accelerato

Apple sold a load more Macs in 2020 as its break from Intel paid off

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
New MacBooks with Apple’s custom silicon will likely drive sales further in 2021, too.

Intel reveals the 2 chips key to scaling Mobileye’s autonomous car vision

SlashGear / 2h
Intel and Mobileye have developed a pair of new sensors for autonomous vehicles, aiming to bring radar and LIDAR down in price and help power driverless cars that can train each other to deal with new locations. Announced at CES 2021, the new sensors look to tackle one of the biggest hurdles for making autonomous vehicles more prevalent, by bringing … Continue reading

I experienced Zero Latency VR with my mom and it was hilarious

28Mashable / 2h
Mashable's Amanda Yeo took her family for a test drive of Zero Latency 's new free-roaming virtual reality venue in Sydney, Australia. Read the full story here . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Virtual Reality , Vr , Zero Latency , and Vr Gaming

Obviously, Those Radiation 'Protection' Stickers Don't Work, Researchers Find

55Gizmodo / 2h
Of all the grifts we came across in 2020, one of the most bizarre was SmartDOTS, a so-called “ anti-radiation ” device that promised to neutralize the electric and magnetic fields transmitted by devices like phones and laptops. Popping one of these round stickers onto these devices, the company promised, would leave you… Read more...

New Otterbox accessories offer what you need for game streaming (minus a phone)

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Clips, cases, grips, screen protectors and more.

United Nations suffers major data breach

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Exposed Git directories and credentials allowed researchers to access personal data associated with over 100k UN employees.

New iPad Air 5: what we want to see

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Here's what we'd like to see in the fifth-generation model of the iPad Air.

Watch Samsung's CES event in under 9 minutes

45Engadget / 2h
Samsung didn’t hold back at CES just because the pandemic forced a virtual event — if anything, it picked up the pace. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend ages catching up. We’ve compiled all of Samsung’s big announcements in a nine-minute video that will cover everything you need to know. The highlights for many will be its 8K and 4K Neo QLED TVs and other devices it previewed early, but there’s

Linksys says its new WiFi 6E mesh router can support 65 devices

20Mashable / 2h
Stuck at home this year, a lot of people learned their WiFi just doesn't cut it. Maybe WiFi 6E will help. Linksys is hopping on the bandwagon for the next evolution of WiFi with its AXE8400 mesh system, announced at CES. Like other mesh WiFi setups, the AXE8400 is meant to bring WiFi to parts of your home that can't reliably get it with a regular router through the use of wirelessly interconnecte

Square Off introduces a rollable connected chess board

100+TechCrunch / 2h
We’ve been covering Square Off at CES for a couple of years now — ever since the connected chess startup competed in one of our pitch offs. The Mumbai-based startup has been rapidly iterating on technology that lets users play a physical chess game with opponents across the globe, including the arrival of the new modular gaming system, Swap. Today at CES, it announced the upcoming arrival of a ne

OtterBox gets into gaming with a new line of rugged Xbox accessories

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90Engadget / 2h
For the past two decades OtterBox has made its name as a provider of rugged phone cases — we’ve even recommended a few as great outdoorsy gifts . This year the company targets a less physically active but still sporty demographic with its new line of gaming accessories. It’s mostly for mobile players but there are a few items even console gamers can enjoy. Controllers are expensive, but also the

Linksys reveals a WiFi 6E mesh system starting at $450

39Engadget / 2h
We're starting to see more WiFi 6E routers and Linksys is getting in on the action with its latest mesh system. The Linksys AXE8400 has full access to all three frequency bands — 2.4GHz, 5GHz and the newly opened 6GHz. Linksys says each node can cover up to 3,000 square feet. The device has a 5 Gbps WAN port, a USB 3.0 port and four Gigabit LAN ports. The system, which the WiFi Alliance and the F

Linksys' Motion-Sensing Wifi Now Uses All Your Wireless Devices For More Accurate Alerts

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Over the next decade the smarthome as we know it is going to change dramatically thanks to technologies like Linksys Aware that turns a wifi network into a motion detector that watches every corner of your home. The tech is still in its infancy, but Linksys has announced a major update that leverages IoT devices to… Read more...

Linksys' First Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router Will Be an Expensive Way to Future Proof Your Wifi

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Every year at CES there’s a new buzzword generously thrown around: last year it was 5G, and for 2021 it’s going to be Wi-Fi 6E. If you’ve recently upgraded to a Wi-Fi 6 router that’s really unfortunate because 6E promises to genuinely fix a lot of the bottlenecks caused by overcrowded wifi networks. Netgear has… Read more...

SanDisk, WD, WD_Black brands ramp up portable SSD to 4TB

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This week WD announced a set of devices that’d be getting upgrades for the new year. The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (non-pro), the WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD, and the My Passport SSD from WD will all be given new iterations in the market with 4TB storage inside. They’ll be priced between $679.99 and … Continue reading

BMW previews its next-gen iDrive infotainment system

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At CES 2021, BMW today provided us with a first glimpse of the future of its iDrive system, 20 years after it first launched in the 2001 7 Series. Today’s announcement mostly focuses on the past, with a look back at the history of BMW’s infotainment platform, but the company did provide a bit more context and images of the new system that will make its official debut on the sizable displays in it

Garmin smartwatch deals can save you $250 on the Forerunner 935 right now

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Garmin smartwatch deals are offering some powerful fitness trackers for up to $250 off this week.

LG TV 2021: every OLED, MiniLED, and NanoCell TV coming this year

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LG OLED TVs are getting a new processor, alongside a new budget ‘A’ series, as LG makes a hesitant foray into MiniLED.

Watch a Samsung Robot Load Dirty Dishes Into the Dishwasher

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Bot Handy South Korean tech giant Samsung has teased its new domestic household helper robot at this year’s virtual-only CES. The company showed a new video in which the robot, which has the eyebrow-raising name “Bot Handy,” taking on one of the most odious tasks in a kitchen: loading dirty dishes into the dishwasher. Not coming to a home near you soon: Samsung's Handy robot is the most complicat

Amazfit's new GTS 2e and GTR 2e smartwatches to launch in India next week

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Huami’s new Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e are coming to India at around Rs 10,000 with 45 days of battery life.

LG cleverly teases rollable smartphone during CES 2021

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Join the air fryer party — this one's on sale

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Save yourself some calories with the Yedi 6.8 Qt Evolution air fryer , on sale for $109.99 — a 15% savings — as of Jan. 11. Don't be too hard on yourself if your takeout bills are racking up. After all, you are in the midst of surviving a very taxing year in American history. But there is a way to get the comfort foods you crave at home without spending extra on delivery fees, tips, and mo

Pollen Robotics’ humanoid robot can be controlled remotely with VR

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Pollen Robotics turned heads at last year’s CES . After all, a humanoid robot will do that on the show floor (even if it’s only half of one). The French startup is back for this year’s show (insofar as anyone is really back for the show), with some key updates to its robot, Reachy. The biggest news this time out is the addition of teleoperation functionality using a virtual reality setup. Using a

2020 was the best year for PC shipments in a decade

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The PC industry ended 2020 with another strong quarterly performance, capping off one of the best years for computers in recent memory. According to Canalys , PC shipments grew by 25 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2020. In total, the industry shipped a record 90.3 million desktops, notebooks and workstations. In turn, those numbers helped the industry end 2020 on a strong note, w

Keep a Laundry Hamper In Your Kitchen

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I have many dish towels, and they have a tendency to get quite dirty. But as my laundry basket is far from the kitchen—all the way in the bedroom—I often end up letting the dirty boys hand out in the food prep area far longer than is appropriate, telling myself I will “take them with me the next time I travel to that… Read more...

3 reasons I loved my Marriott Platinum status last year — get yours now with a credit card

The Points Guy / 3h
Having elite status levels in the various airline and hotel programs may not mean as much for most travelers right this second as it usually does. It’s been understandably hard to care about that triple-diamond-platinum-zinc-oxide level elite status card when you haven’t used it in almost a year. But, I trust that travel will return in 2021 . And when it does, having some tangible travel perks an

Panasonic Hair Dryer uses “nanoe” tech to blow moisture

SlashGear / 3h
The new Panasonic nanoe Hair Dryer EH-NA67-W was introduced to the world this week, ready for all ages and genders. This company’s been working on making the world’s best hair dryer for over 80 years – and this is the best they’ve got so far. This hair dryer works with “patented nanoe technology” that they suggest will reduce hair damage … Continue reading

2021 planning: New business models, big opportunity

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When the pandemic threw the world into disarray in spring 2020, most organizations responded by holding on—barely, at times. Executives assessed the impact on operations and dealt with the immediate emergency. Now businesses are ready to move beyond resilience and recovery and capture growth. Certainly, corporate execs and finance professionals have to focus on the future and take advantage of em

Pump up the Volume With an Echo Studio, 15% Off

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TCL teases a 17-inch tablet that unfurls like a scroll

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TCL hinted that rollable devices were coming, but it’s now clear one of them might be particularly ambitious. The company has unveiled a concept tablet built around a 17-inch rollable, printed OLED display — you even pull it open like you’re unfurling a scroll. While the on-screen images clearly don’t reflect what you’d get in a shipping product, TCL envisions using this for detailed maps on a hi

Cryptos lose ground as bitcoin falls 23%, ether 29% in last 24 hours

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After rallying to record-setting prices, recapturing the attention of the public and becoming once-again the topic du jour, cryptocurrencies are losing ground today. Bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurrency, peaked at more than $41,000 apiece on January 8. Today after shedding a little over 23% in the last 24 hours, one bitcoin is now worth around $31,800. Similarly, ether, the token associated wit

Hulu's ad-supported plan for students costs just $2 a month

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Students have been able to get Hulu for free as part of a bundle with Spotify for a while now. But if you’re interested in Hulu and don’t care for Spotify, the video provider now has you covered. Students can get a subscription to ad-supported Hulu for $1.99 per month, a discount of $4 from the plan’s usual cost. This basic plan includes access to the entire Hulu library of shows and movies that

Bitcoin price in free fall, billions wiped off the market

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Bitcoin price tumbles to circa $30,000, from highs of almost $42,000

OWC’s new Thunderbolt docks and portable SSDs give WFH an upgrade

SlashGear / 3h
CES 2021 officially kicks off today, and Other World Computing – otherwise known as OWC – has started things off by revealing an entire slate of new accessories. The company revealed four new accessories in all today: the USB-C Travel Dock E, the U2 shuttle that can house up to four NVMe M.2 SSDs, the OWC Thunderbolt Dock, and the … Continue reading

Huge Sinkhole Opens Up in Italian Hospital Parking Lot After Heavy Rains

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In case you need more proof that we live in hell, a massive sinkhole opened in an Italian hospital’s parking lot on Friday. The gaping hole, which was 66 feet (20 meters) deep and 21,527 square feet (2,000 square meters) wide, swallowed at least three cars in the Naples car park. It also disrupted the hospital’s… Read more...

The Only Standing Desk I'll Ever Consider Using Lets Four People Play Pong at Once

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As uncomfortable as it may seem to some, working at a standing desk is better for your health than sprawling out on a couch all day long. But how do you convince millions of people responsibly working from home to stand all day? You build a standing desk with a built-in retro arcade that even includes a rare… Read more...

The First Wi-Fi 6E Routers Are Going to Make You Feel Really Mad About Already Buying a Wi-Fi 6 Router

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For a couple of years, Wi-Fi 6 was hyped as the solution to wireless networks that had become over-crowded with smartphones, computers, and countless smart home devices all demanding their slice of bandwidth. In 2020 we finally saw a big influx of Wi-Fi 6 devices, just in time for the arrival of a new protocol, Wi-Fi… Read more...

LG's transparent TV concept rolls up from foot of bed

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Broken promises: How Singapore lost trust on contact tracing privacy

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For Singaporeans, the covid-19 pandemic has been closely intertwined with technology: two technologies, to be specific. The first is the QR code, whose little black-and-white squares have been ubiquitous all over the country as part of the SafeEntry contact tracing system rolled out in April and May. Under SafeEntry, anyone entering a public venue—restaurants, stores, malls—must scan a code and r

TPG Tuesday Q&A with Benet features Tariro Mzezewa, New York Times travel writer

The Points Guy / 3h
The next guest on my monthly Facebook Live show in the TPG Women Facebook group on Tuesday, Jan. 12 is Tariro Mzezewa, a travel writer for The New York Times. If you have a bad case of wanderlust, you need to follow Mzezewa’s Instagram account . Mzezewa writes, among other things, about the ways travel intersects with gender, race and the environment. She most recently wrote the article, “When th

CES 2021: LG Gallery Series OLED TV becomes new flagship, as CX successor loses out

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LG is bringing a new OLED evo technology to its Gallery Series OLED TV for 2021 – but not the LG C1.

Netgear's first WiFi 6E router offers plenty of bandwidth for streaming

51Engadget / 3h
The past year has put a lot of strain on our connections at home, meaning that better wireless tech like WiFi 6E can’t come soon enough. That’s right, not just WiFi 6, which began its rollout in 2019, but WiFi 6E, which adds in the 6GHz band as well for even more channels. ASUS introduced a 6E router in the fall and now Netgear is releasing its first tri-band 6E router, the $599 Nighthawk RAXE500

Watch TCL’s rollable OLED phone and scroll-like tablet for CES 2021

SlashGear / 3h
TCL isn’t just bringing its affordable 20 Series Android smartphones to CES 2021, it’s also previewing two new rollable OLED panels which promise to be a whole lot more interesting. A 6.7-inch AMOLED rollable display and a 17-inch printed OLED scrolling display could make a small smartphone that opens out into a phablet, TCL says, or even a huge tablet … Continue reading

DARPA Working on Night-Vision Goggles the Size of Normal Glasses

500+Futurism / 3h
Eyes Up DARPA, the research and development division of the Pentagon, is working to give bulky night-vision goggles a major overhaul. The ultimate goal is to make night-vision goggles that look like any other pair of glasses and do away with the giant headgear currently in use , according to a DARPA press release on Monday, citing neck strain and limited fields of view caused by existing gear. Ne

UK investigating Google Chrome privacy plan

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The UK’s competition authority has confirmed that it has opened an investigation into Google Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox policy.

Philips Has a New Smart Toothbrush That Adapts as You Brush

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It’s not CES without at least one AI-powered toothbrush that promises to revolutionize how you clean your mouth. It’s usually some form of Bluetooth connectivity with an app that lets you view which teeth you’ve brushed, and which ones you may have missed. At this year’s show, however, Philips’ Sonicare 9900 Prestige… Read more...

Intel is making some of the thinnest gaming laptops ever at CES 2021

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With the new Intel Tiger Lake processors for laptops, gaming laptops are about to get thinner than ever before.

Major: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Adds 100K Elite Tier

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This is huge. In an email to members, Alaska Mileage Plan has just announced that it will be introducing a new top elite tier. This comes shortly before Alaska Airlines joins the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2021. Alaska Mileage Plan’s new 100K elite tier In 2022, Alaska Mileage Plan will be introducing a new elite tier that will require 100,000 elite miles (I’d assume it will be called MVP Gol

Virgin Atlantic unveils sweetened status match offer for BA elites

The Points Guy / 4h
Virgin Atlantic is targeting frequent British Airways flyers to switch allegiances. On Monday, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club announced an enhanced status match offer exclusive to elite members of British A irways’ Executive Club . The new status match , which runs through February 28, will enable all British Airways elites to match up to an equivalent Flying Club status with the booking of one Virg

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

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All your questions about cold wallets, answered.

Here's an even better look at Samsung's leaked bug-eyed VR headset

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New patents reveal plans for a VR headset and controller.

Inadequate federal privacy regulations leave US startups lagging behind Europe

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Cillian Kieran Contributor Cillian Kieran is CEO and co-founder of Ethyca , a New York-based privacy company. “A new law to follow” seems unlikely to have featured on many business wishlists this holiday season, particularly if that law concerned data privacy. Digital privacy management is an area that takes considerable resources to whip into shape, and most SMBs just aren’t equipped for it. But

This 2-in-1 coffee and espresso machine comes from the makers of the Instant Pot

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SAVE $40.11: As of Jan. 11, the new Instant Pod coffee and espresso maker is on sale for just $79.88 at Walmart (or 33% off its $119.99 MSRP). Instant Brands is coming for your Keurig's metaphorical neck: The people behind the beloved Instant Pot have translated the convenience and versatility of that multicooker to the caffeine arena in the form of a new coffee and espresso maker called the Inst

Monday's Best Deals: Tenet Blu-ray, Insulated NFL Mugs, Giant Floor Piano, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cooker, BuddyFlex Outdoor Heaters, and More

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Tenet on Blu-ray and insulated NFL mugs lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Mexico City’s “tower of skulls” could tell us about pre-Columbian life

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Last month, archaeologists in Mexico City unearthed the eastern façade of a tower of skulls near the 700-year-old site of the Templo Mayor, the main temple in the former Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan. It’s a morbidly sensational find, but it’s also a potential treasure trove of information about the people who died at Tenochtitlan in the city’s final centuries. Here’s what the skulls in the

CES 2021: TCL's color E Ink-like tablet unveiled, could be a Kindle alternative

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TCL debuts two tablets at CES 2021: a color e-ink-style slate with impressive battery life and a new budget tablet with stylus.

How will the third UK lockdown affect mobile networks?

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If this lockdown is anything like the original, mobile usage is very likely to rise.

How to Keep the Calculator Always-on-Top on Windows 10

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The Calculator is one of the few apps that has been included in every single version of Windows. Obviously, it’s changed a lot over the years. In Windows 10, the Calculator has the handy ability to stay on top. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TCL Wearable Display puts a 1080p OLED display in your sunglasses

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TCL plans to launch the TCL Wearable Display this year, a high-tech pair of sunglasses that also work as a virtual TV for private viewing. The company – better known for its full-sized TVs and its range of smartphones – previewed the idea at CES last year with Project Archery, though now the concept is graduating to a full commercial … Continue reading

CES 2021: Tuneable spectacles let you adjust your lenses

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Spectacles with adjustable lenses are on display at the virtual CES tech show.

Update your home and kitchen with Amazon's New Year, New You sale

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Need a home refresh in 2021? Here are the best home and kitchen deals from Amazon's New Year, New You sale: OUR TOP PICK: iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum — save $159.01 BEST FOR HEALTHIER EATING: Dash Deluxe electric air fryer and oven cooker — save $20 BEST FOR RAMPING UP YOUR SMART HOME: August Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) with Connect Hub — save $100 Whether you made a resolution or not, the new ye

Monday's Best Deals: Tenet Blu-ray, Insulated NFL Mugs, Giant Floor Piano, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cooker, BuddyFlex Outdoor Heaters, and More

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Tenet on Blu-ray and insulated NFL mugs lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Snakes Invented an Incredibly Creepy Way to Climb Trees

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Jaw-dropping footage taken in Guam shows a previously unknown climbing strategy employed by brown tree snakes. Read more...

2020 Could've Been So Much Worse

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A week into 2021, the lesson is already clear that things can get so, so much worse . As if to underscore that, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report on Friday looking back on 2020, which shows that the U.S. saw a record number of billion-dollar-plus disasters. Yet the total losses… Read more...

BMW previews iDrive in the iX electric SUV

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BMW’s iX electric SUV may represent as big a change for the cabin as it does for the powerplant underneath. The automaker has offered a preview of the iDrive system in the iX, and the system will focus on semi-autonomous driving and connected cars. While BMW is vague on details, it hints at making the most of an “intelligently connected vehicle” where driving is sometimes hands-off and cloud serv

Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch line revealed (for Verizon)

SlashGear / 4h
This week the folks at Fossil revealed a new set of smartwatches aimed at simplicity, beauty, and functionality. It would appear that at this point in the history of the smartwatch, Fossil’s realized that their best bet at taking on the titan that is Apple and its Apple Watch is making a solid, reliable experience that doesn’t break the bank. … Continue reading

Revolut applies for UK banking license

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It’s hard to believe that fintech startup Revolut doesn’t have a proper banking license in its home country. But this is about to change, as the company has applied for a banking license in the U.K. Up next, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are going to look at the application. Revolut already has a banking license in the European Union. The Bank

Hulu discounts its on-demand service to $1.99 per month for students

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Looking to gain traction with a younger user base, Hulu this morning announced it’s dropping the price of its on-demand streaming service to $1.99 per month for students over 18 who are attending a U.S. college or university. This represents a more than 65% discount off Hulu’s ad-supported subscription, which typically sells for $5.99 per month, the company says. The students will gain access to

China’s tech giants face closer scrutiny of consumer credit data

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Regulators in China want to prevent excessive borrowing and fraud issues occurring by monitoring consumer credit data more closely.

TCL 20 5G series unveiled at CES 2021, and it includes a remarkably cheap 5G phone

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TCL has revealed two new phones at CES 2021: the most affordable 5G phone we’ve seen yet and a powerful cheap phone.

The TCL 6-Series could feature the most affordable 8K TV ever made

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TCL has announced the new 6-Series R648 TV - and it could be the most affordable 8K TV ever made.

NASA extends Juno, turning spacecraft into an Io, Europa, and Ganymede explorer

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Enlarge / NASA’s Juno spacecraft soared directly over Jupiter’s south pole when JunoCam acquired this image on February 2, 2017. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/John Landino) NASA has announced that it will extend the missions for two of its interplanetary explorers launching during the last decade—the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter and the InSight lander on the surface of Mars. The Juno ex's touchless video doorbell is built for the COVID era

78Engadget / 4h
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people have turned to delivery services to get food and other essential items. If you own a video doorbell, that means it’s probably got a lot of use and become a hotbed for germs and the virus. So it was only a matter of time before a company developed a solution to that problem. announced a new doorbell today . The company claims i

TCL Is Pushing the Price of 5G Down Even Further with the TCL 20 5G

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Last year TCL began flexing its industrial muscle when it launched its first line of TCL branded phones, and now for CES 2021, the new TCL 20 5G is looking to push the price of 5G phones way down. Read more...

TCL's Fan-Favorite 6-Series Is Going 8K in 2021

Gizmodo / 4h
TCL is bringing multiple soundbars and new display technology to its home entertainment lineup this year. Read more...

TCL Debuts Its Alto R1 Smart Soundbar and a Line of XL Roku TVs

28How-To Geek / 4h
TCL is teaming up with Roku to streamline your home theater setup. The company is launching a new Alto smart soundbar that connects to Roku TVs wirelessly, enabling you to enjoy premium audio without an extra remote or messy cables. If that’s not enough, the company is launching a trio of XL Roku TVs and refreshing its 6-Series line with 8K TVs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple AirPods deal: the AirPods Pro get a $30 price cut from Verizon

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Verizon's AirPods deal includes the best-selling Apple AirPods Pro on sale for $219.99.

Surface Pro 7+ revealed with solid upgrades that you (probably) can’t have

SlashGear / 4h
Microsoft served up something of a surprise this morning by announcing the Surface Pro 7+. This new device has a lot of similarities with the previously-released Surface Pro 7, but Microsoft has made a few key upgrades with the Surface Pro 7+. Unfortunately, we regular consumers aren’t going to be able to pick one of these up right away, as … Continue reading

Panasonic unveils its vision for future automotive interiors at CES 2021

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Despite the show being wholly digital this year, Panasonic’s automotive division still had plenty to show off at CES 2021. On Monday, the company unveiled five futuristic technologies that will help make the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow more capable and more comfortable. Those include wireless Wi-Fi towing cameras, a Dolby Atmos surround sound system, and augmented reality HUDs. First up, Pana

Mad Catz's new mice have mechanical switches with a 2ms response time

36Engadget / 4h
You hear a lot about mechanical switches in keyboards , but not so much in mice because… well, most mice use mechanical buttons. However, this month Mad Catz announced two optical gaming mice with switches that the company hopes you will think about a bit more, promising a 2ms response time thanks to some new technology. The switch is called Dakota, and it was unveiled last week with the company’

TCL's new budget-friendly '20' series phones are the first of many

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36Engadget / 4h
TCL only started selling smartphones under its own banner last year, and it made the most of that momentum -- the company released six smartphones in 2020 alone. You can expect a similarly prolific year in 2021, too. TCL confirmed today it will release at least five smartphones in its new TCL 20 series, possibly including a more ambitious model, like a final version of one of its rollable or fold

TCL is finally bringing its wearable display prototype to the public

58Engadget / 4h
After having shown off its Project Archery concept several times at various tradeshows over the past few years, TCL is finally ready to bring its heads up display to the general public. Currently called the TCL Wearable Display (the company didn’t try too hard there), the headset will be available commercially later this year, though the company still can’t share pricing or launch information bey

TCL pushes 8K and 'OD Zero' mini LED tech for its 2021 TVs

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73Engadget / 4h
TCL’s impressive LCDs have been among our favorite TVs over the last few years , so how do they get better for 2021? Belatedly following up on a promise from last year’s CES event , all the new entries in its midrange 6-Series lineup will feature 8K resolution that’s four times sharper than 4K. While it’s unlikely you’ll have much native 8K content to watch on the sets, they are prepared to upsca

TCL's NXTPAPER color paper-like screen arrives on a real tablet

40Engadget / 4h
Last year, TCL announced its intriguing NXTPAPER technology that was not only a full color paper-like display, but was also capable of playing video at relatively high frame rates. Back then, the company didn’t have anything to share on an actual product you could buy using this tech. Now, at CES 2021, it’s finally ready to unveil the creatively named TCL NXTPAPER — an 8.88-inch Android tablet wi

TCL unveils the first Roku TV Ready wireless soundbar

36Engadget / 4h
You didn’t have to wait long for Roku TV-friendly wireless soundbars to arrive. TCL has introduced the Alto R1, the first soundbar built on the wireless Roku TV Ready spec. So long as you’re using a Roku TV set in the first place, you don’t need to do much more than plug in the power cable —the soundbar will automatically talk to the TV and walk you through setup. Like wired Roku TV Ready soundba

SpaceX Building Bar and Restaurant at Starship Testing Facility

400+Futurism / 4h
Bar None SpaceX is building a restaurant and a “futuristic bar” at its Starship testing facility in Boca Chica, Texas, according to CEO Elon Musk. Tim Dodd, better known on social media as Everyday Astronaut, spotted a “Tiki bar” near the company’s Texas facilities that has the space company’s Starship’s aerodynamic flaps, opining that “sorry, but that’s the coolest thing ever.” “Fun to imagine t

HyperX Alloy Origins 60 delivers clicky compact keyboard for $100

SlashGear / 4h
The folks at HyperX revealed a new 60-percent mechanical gaming keyboard this week at CES 2021. This new keyboard is sleek, extremely colorful, and includes keycaps with symbols on more than one side. This HyperX Alloy Origins 60 model works its wonders with a function button. This keyboard connects to your computer with a USB-C port and is the first … Continue reading

TCL TV in 2021 – OD ZERO mini-LED, new 85″ TVs and 6 Series 8K

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TCL has revealed its 2021 TV line-up at CES, the new TCL XL Collection boosting screen sizes and the promise of third-generation mini-LED technology launching later in the year. In addition to even bigger models from TCL than we’ve seen so far – including up to 85-inches – there’ll also be a new TCL 6 Series of more affordable versions. … Continue reading

TCL 20 Series revealed – TCL 20 5G promises even more affordable 5G

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SlashGear / 4h
TCL has revealed a new, even more affordable smartphone range, with the TCL 20 Series promising Android and even 5G in some cases, with US pricing expected to land at under $300. The 20 Series follow CES 2020’s 10 Series, which marked the first time that TCL put its own branding on its devices. Since then, we’ve seen models from … Continue reading

TCL NXTPAPER blends LCD and frugal e-paper for an unusual Android tablet

SlashGear / 4h
TCL has a new tablet for CES 2021, but while Android iPad rivals aren’t exactly uncommon, the TCL NXTPAPER does something Apple’s slate doesn’t. It’s based on TCL’s NXTPAPER technology, a transflective IPS panel that promises the best of both e-ink screens and LCD panels for something that’s easier on the eyes and on battery life. Announced at IFA 2020 … Continue reading

Hertz extends points expiration for elite members — is it enough?

The Points Guy / 4h
Today, Hertz announced that it will pause Gold Rewards points expiration for all elite members through Dec. 31, 2021. This extension applies to all President’s Circle and Five Star members who have points set to expire before this date. Hertz previously extended points expiration for all members with points expiring between March and June of last year through the end of 2020. Lauren Luster — Hert

As Enticing As Soft Serve Ice Cream on Demand Sounds, We Probably Don't Need Another Pod Machine

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Despite the spectacular failure of Juicero —a $400 machine that created freshly squeezed juice by squeezing juice-filled pouches —there are still companies willing to bet on pod-based instant food machines. The latest is the ColdSnap which creates on-demand soft serve and other frozen treats if you’ve got another chunk… Read more...

Marriott’s Double Points/Elite Credit Promo, Award Discount And Night Credit Windfall For Current Elites

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We're almost halfway through January and I'd complained that Marriott still hadn't shared what it would take to earn elite status in 2021 . They've just rectified that. They're gifting current elites half the number of nights they need to re-earn their status.. They're also running a double points and double qualifying nights promotion, reducing the spend required for top tier Ambassador status,

This éclair-shaped Dolby Atmos soundbar could be a satisfying treat for tight spaces

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LG unveils its smallest soundbar for CES 2021 – and it comes with Dolby Atmos.

Samsung’s upcycling program is designed to give new life to old tech

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In the world of annual refresh cycles, there’s always been a big question mark around what to do with all of the old tech we too readily abandon. There are a number of options for disposing and recycling these objects that often contain rare earth and sometimes harmful material. The concept of upcycling has also become an increasingly popular option — offering a new lease on life for old technolo

Orange spins out Orange Ventures with $430 million allocation

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Telecom company Orange is making some changes to its venture capital arm. Orange Ventures is becoming a separate legal entity and Orange itself is allocating $430 million (€350 million). With this new corporate structure, Orange could attract third-party investors in its fund. Other telecom companies have made some headlines with their venture funds in the past, such as SoftBank’s Vision Fund and

Wow: Positive 2021 Marriott Bonvoy Changes

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Marriott Bonvoy has just announced a series of positive changes, including details on how status will be easier to earn in 2021, the details of the next global promotion, and much more. In no particular order, here’s what we can expect from Marriott Bonvoy in the near future: Marriott depositing 50% elite night credits for 2021 All Marriott Bonvoy members with status will have elite nights deposi

Marriott Bonvoy makes it easier to earn elite status and redeem points in 2021

70The Points Guy / 4h
Marriott Bonvoy already announced that any status you had in 2020 would be extended through February 2022 . It also gave elites a boost to reach a higher level of status faster in 2020. However, as we entered January, it hadn’t announced changes to earning status in 2021. Today, that’s changing. Marriott Bonvoy has just shared that it’s making it easier to earn all levels of elite status this yea

Combat a year's worth of WFH back pain with a standing desk on sale

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Save 15%: Two well-reviewed standing desks are on sale at Amazon and Wayfair as of Jan. 11, ranging from a budget-friendly addition to your current desk to full electric desk replacements . Despite having almost a year of figuring out working from home under our belts, staying active while having nowhere to go is still an everyday struggle. Without the hike to public transportation or your favori

Clarice's First Trailer Introduces Powerful Monsters Hiding in Plain Sight

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Much as we’ve seen of one Clarice Starling across the many adaptations of Thomas Harris’ literature over the years, almost every story about the hotshot, young FBI agent has focused on her tireless hunt to find and imprison serial killers . Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet’s new Clarice series for CBS wants to change… Read more...

Breaking down LG's CES 2021 keynote

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As usual, LG kicked off CES with a slew of OLED TV announcements, including some information on its next-generation Evo OLED technology . Join me and Engadget Senior Editor Chris Velazco as we dive into everything LG debuted. There are more affordable QNED LCD TVs with Mini-LED technology , a rollable LED phone , and we’re even into some of the company’s smart appliances. We also chat about LG’s

Xbox Series S restock: Very has stock, but you'll need to purchase an extra controller

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Xbox Series S stock is back at Very, but you'll need to purchase an additional controller.

TP-Link adds voice control to its newest mesh WiFi router

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TP-Link has today announced an updated version of its Deco mesh networking gear that now has voice control, through Amazon Alexa. The Deco Voice X20 packs in a smart speaker in every satellite point that enables users to control the smart parts of their home without buying more Echo Dots. The two pack you can buy at retail is said to cover 4,000 square feet in WiFi 6, with truly “seamless roaming

Get live feedback on your pitch deck from big-name VCs on Extra Crunch Live

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Your startup’s pitch deck could be the difference between getting funded or getting ignored. It’s often the first point of contact between a company and venture investors, but it’s also a bit of a black box. How do these investors consume this content? Are they speed-flipping through the slides or taking their time? Do they prefer more information on the team or context on the industry? More numb

Recycling startup Redwood Materials is now accepting your old smartphones

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Redwood Materials, the recycling startup founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has quietly opened up its enterprise to everyday consumers and all of the old electronics sitting in their junk drawers. The move expands upon the Carson City, Nevada-based company’s existing and primary strategy to recycle scrap from battery cell production and consumer electronics for corporate customers like Pana

Have Your Kid Write a Letter to Their Post-Pandemic Self

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I was struck the other day by the most basic pre-pandemic desire: I wish I could go out to eat with my husband and son. It’s not that I miss the food that much—we’ve gotten a lot of takeout and dined outdoors a few times before winter hit. It’s that I miss the spontaneity, the ease with which we used to make those… Read more...

Aptiv brings semi-autonomous tech to more affordable cars

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Aptiv isn’t focused solely on self-driving cars — it’s also making semi-autonomous features more accessible. As Reuters reports , Aptiv has introduced a new advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that lowers the price of Level 1-3 autonomy. The technology scales cameras, LiDAR and radar to cars ranging from compacts through to giant sedans. It also represents Aptiv’s first use of “4D” imaging r

Google's quantum computing division will help develop new drugs

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Google’s Quantum AI division is teaming with pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim to develop new types of drugs, the companies announced . The idea is to research and develop quantum computing tech to do “molecular dynamics” simulations, or the study of how molecules and atoms move. Boehringer Ingelheim has developed a new quantum lab for the three-year project, saying it’s the “first phar

Panasonic's New 2021 OLED Wants to Win Over Gamers, Just Like Everyone Else This Year

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Panasonic is hoping to win over the gaming crowd with its flashy new flagship OLED. Grab a ticket, buddy. Read more...

Panasonic Made a Self-Oscillating Hair Dryer That Shoots Hot Wet Air

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How many times have you rolled out of bed in the morning barely able to stand on your own two feet, let alone get ready for the day? Panasonic’s got a new hair dryer en route for 2021 that makes at least one morning chore less of a chore with a built-in oscillator so you barely have to move your hands to use it. Read more...

JetBlue temporarily suspends service to 4 more airports, extends hiatus on 4 others

63The Points Guy / 5h
Despite JetBlue’s impressive pandemic-era growth plans, it’s not all good news for the carrier’s route map. New York-based JetBlue won’t resume flights to Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Burbank (BUR), Ontario, Calif. (ONT) or San Jose, Calif. (SJC) until June 2021, according to the latest Cirium schedule data and confirmed by the carrier. Over the weekend, JetBlue loaded a revised schedule for the f

Elon Musk Says He Would Take a Salary in Bitcoin

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Bitcoin Boy It’s been days since Bloomberg declared Elon Musk to be the richest person on Earth , surpassing even Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with an estimated net worth north of $200 billion. Now, the billionaire has an idea on how to make some extra cash — not that he’d probably need it . Responding to writer Ben Mezrich, who said that he’s “never turning down getting paid in bitcoin again” in a

Apple says it'll fix Bluetooth problems on M1 Macs

39Mashable / 5h
Apple's new M1 Macs were warmly received by reviewers, but they did cause headaches for some users. Among the most annoying issues reported were Bluetooth troubles . Some users said they couldn't connect their Mac to various Bluetooth peripherals, and some experienced random disconnects from Bluetooth devices. Now, it seems Apple is working on a fix. The Atlantic writer Ian Bogost (via The 8-Bit

How to Add Percentages Using Excel

24How-To Geek / 5h
Do you want to add percentages in Excel? There are a few ways to do this. In one sense, you could be talking about adding percentage values. Or, you could be looking for a way to add a 15% increase to a value. We’ll take a look at both. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung's latest home robots can do chores and nag you to stop working

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CES wouldn’t quite feel right without Samsung showing off some robots. A year after it unveiled grapefruit-sized spherical bot Ballie , Samsung has revealed some new machines it’s working on to help out around the home. Bot Handy has an extendable gripper arm it can use to help you take care of things like loading the dishwasher, setting the table and pouring drinks. There are cameras on the robo

Play longer and more comfortably with this Nintendo Switch attachment — save $10 at Amazon

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SAVE $10: The Hori Nintendo Switch controller attachment makes the popular handheld console far more comfortable, and it's $10 off at Amazon as of Jan. 11. The Nintendo Switch is one of the best handheld consoles ever created, and has a stellar game library to match. But it's not perfect, and one of the biggest problems you'll see people mention is the device's Joy-Con controllers. Not only are t

Emirates Increasing US Routes & Frequencies

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Emirates has today announced that it will be boosting its US service in the coming weeks. Emirates suspended operations in the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the airline has progressively been building back its network ever since. With this latest announcement, Emirates still isn’t back to offering pre-pandemic capacity to the US, but it’s still good to see flights being adde

These new USB-C monitors could be the perfect home office addition

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HP unveils two new USB-C monitors, both of which come with Eye Ease privacy technology built-in and host of other features.

Buying a new phone? Samsung wants you to make your old Galaxy into a baby monitor

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Samsung's new scheme is made to encourage you to reuse your devices in your own home.

Samsung's Galaxy Upcycling turns old phones into IoT devices

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A few years ago, Samsung announced a sustainability initiative called “Galaxy Upcycling,” an effort to repurpose and reuse older smartphones. We haven’t heard much about it since then, but today at CES 2021 Samsung announced an evolution of that program called Galaxy Upcycling at home. At its core, the idea is to let people who still own older Galaxy smartphones to use them as part of their conne

Last Chance: Marriott Platinum For A Year With Your Choice Of Two Marriott Cards

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I have the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card and one of its features is earning Platinum status from Bonvoy every year with $75,000 in annual spend. Right now though you don’t need to spend money on the card – or on their less expensive Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card – to earn Platinum status as a new cardmember. The offer ends January 13, 2021. Continue reading ...

At least one of Samsung’s new robots is definitely coming out (hint: it’s the vacuum)

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For the last couple of years, Samsung’s CES press conferences have featured a parade of futuristic home robots. They are smart, dexterous and impressive (and reasonably adorable). But home robots are hard. Like, really, really hard. There’s a reason the robotic vacuum continues to be one real viable home robot nearly 20 years after the Roomba’s introduction. It’s the same reason the JetBot 90 AI+

Targus unveils a virus-killing keyboard light and antimicrobial backpack

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Like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic will linger for a while — and Targus is orienting most of its new products to fight the new coronavirus while you’re working at home. The company has come to CES 2021 with a slew of safer accessories, most notably the UV-C LED Disinfection Light you see above. The ultraviolet lamp sits above your keyboard and mouse (or anything else you’d like clean) and will

Debunking credit card myths: Does carrying a balance help my credit score?

The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. We talk about travel credit cards quite a bit here at TPG. Applying for and utilizing these cards strategically can unlock incredible travel experiences like premium class flights or luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit cards, so we’re debunking some of these myths in

BMW next-gen iDrive preview sees iX e-SUV buck a controversial car tech trend

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Get ready for some more huge dashboard displays, with BMW teasing its upcoming iDrive system at CES 2021 today. Set to be fully unveiled later in the year – and arrive first in the BMW iX all-electric SUV in early 2022 – the new infotainment system won’t just see the screens get bigger but, the automaker promises, more flexible and … Continue reading

LG Rollable finally shown off as a foldable phone alternative at CES 2021

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LG has shown off its long-rumored rollable phone, as well as confirming the LG Rollable name.

Olive Union Reimagines the Hearing Aid with the Olive Pro Smart Hearing Aid

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Traditional hearing aids are expensive and ugly, leading many people with hearing loss to live without. Olive Union seeks to close that gap by providing a sleek wireless earbud that also works as a hearing aid. The Olive Pro is FDA-registered hearing aid that costs just a fraction of what traditional hearing aids cost, and it works even better.

TP-Link adds security cams and a video doorbell to its Kasa smart home line

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TP-Link has made smart home devices before, but it’s going all-out for 2021. The router maker has introduced several Kasa-branded gadgets at CES, including a Kasa Smart Doorbell (aka the KD110 ). The device helps you greet couriers (and spot intruders) with a 1080p camera that uses AI-based person detection. It’s IP64-rated for weather resistance, too. You can subscribe to Kasa Care if you want a

LG’s 2021 OLED TVs boost brightness and make a play for gamers

SlashGear / 5h
LG today announced a new lineup of OLED TVs for 2021, and if you’ve run into problems with OLED brightness in the past, these new displays could be worth a look. In the new G1 series at least, LG says that it’s shipping a new type of panel called OLED evo, which it describes as “the next step in the … Continue reading

Alula, a platform for cancer caregivers, patients and survivors, raises $2.2 million

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According to the National Cancer Institute , some 1.8 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. alone. Factor in the friends, family and loved ones of those patients, and the number of people affected by this disease can boggle the mind. Liya Shuster-Bier understands this struggle all too well. After her mother was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, she herself was dia

Dive into new sheets with Brooklinen's surprise savings event

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Save 15%: Shop Brooklinen's surprise savings event and save 15% sitewide. If no one's told you this lately, you should replace your old, sweat-stained sheets. You'll enjoy your bed so much more if you have a nice set of sheets to crawl into. Brooklinen has been dubbed "the internet's favorite sheets" and you can get your hands on a set at a discounted price for a limited time. The brand is having

This Week Aukey's EP-T27 Wireless Earbuds Are 36% Off

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Aukey EP-T27 Wireless Earbuds | $32 | Use Code 2LZVP6JY Read more...

Gal Gadot Wants Wonder Woman 3 to Provide Diana 'Closure'

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Warner and Legendary are hashing it out over Godzilla vs. Kong ’s move to HBO Max. Co-showrunner Hayden Schlossberg opens up about potential Cobra Kai spinoffs. Plus, filming on The Boys ’ return has begun, and what’s to come on Batwoman , American Gods , and the Spongebob Squarepants prequel. Spoilers, away! Read more...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+ has LTE, new CPUs and a bigger battery

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Microsoft doesn’t typically have a lot to show off at CES, but the company dropped a surprise announcement this morning. The Surface Pro 7 is getting a few key updates , including removable SSD storage, a bigger battery and LTE connectivity. The catch? At least for now, the new Surface Pro 7+ will only be available to education and business customers. The removable SSD storage is probably the mos

OnePlus Band is a super-affordable Fitbit rival

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OnePlus’ first wearable has long been rumored, and now we’re finally seeing what the company known for its affordable but feature-packed smartphones has in mind. The OnePlus Band isn’t so much a smartwatch alternative as something to replace your Fitbit, with health-focused features and some aggressive pricing. In the box you get a black strap, but OnePlus will have other … Continue reading

Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of Jan. 11, 2020

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Robin Williams’ Peter Pan retelling, Hook, is coming to Netflix this week. Isn’t that all you need to know? Okay, probably not, and there are quite a few outstanding debuts hitting the streaming platform this week. From a new season of The Magicians to a gripping documentary about the crack epidemic, there’s something for everyone. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Stop Low Cardio Fitness Notifications on Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 6h
The Apple Watch can now track and measure your cardio fitness. It can also send you a notification every few months letting you know if your cardio fitness is low for your demographic. While you have to enable the notifications, if you did so by mistake or just want to turn them off, here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Use 'EverythingToolbar' to Find Files Faster in Windows 10

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I didn’t use Windows 10's search feature often, because I didn’t find it very useful. By default, it’s handy to look up an app in a pinch or skip to a settings window without having to navigate through a tree of options, but that’s as much as I would interact with it. So I’m willing to forego that functionality to… Read more...

Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now are coming to LG TVs

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LG spent a good chunk of its CES press conference talking about its lineup of TVs for 2021. You can expect bigger, slimmer and brighter TVs. I’m not going to list the specifications of new models. But there are a few new features that are worth mentioning. LG doesn’t use Android TV for the operating system. Instead, the company has its own operating system called webOS. App developers have to rel

Microsoft’s latest business-focused Surface is focused on remote work

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As CES starts in earnest today, I anticipate we’ll be seeing a lot of hardware focused on remote work. PC sales saw a nice spike last year, even as smartphone sales continued to slip. There was a lot of adapting that needed to be done, moving from offices to virtual work places, and now we’re beginning to see the fruits of that push from hardware makers. The new Surface Pro 7+ certainly seems to

UBTech launches UV light disinfecting robots

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UBTech is the massively funding Chinese robotics company you’ve (probably) never heard of. If you’re familiar at all with the brand here in the States, it’s likely for its STEM or other robotic toys, including a Star Wars Storm Trooper robot from a few years back (my own first exposure to the company). But with around $940 million in funding , it seems the sky’s the limit, in terms of product exp

Pay for your Apple content with Telkom

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Telkom customers can pay for Apple content and services through their airtime or by adding the charge to their monthly contract bill

Hackers use ransomware to lock up internet-enabled chastity belts

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Ransomware flaws leaves manufacturer scrambling to fix vulnerabilities.

Skagen Jorn HR hybrid smartwatch announced with two weeks of life

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The Skagen Jorn HR is a feature-packed hybrid smartwatch with a long-lasting battery and a reasonable price.

Philips' new smart toothbrush adapts to your brushing style

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At CES today, Philips is announcing a new flagship toothbrush that it hopes will stand toe-to-toe against rivals from Oral-B and others . The company says its new Sonicare 9900 Prestige uses “AI” to monitor your oral health and brushing style to better protect your teeth from decay. Using “SenseIQ,” the new smart brush will sense how hard you press against your teeth and adjust the intensity of t

LG Rollable phone teased – and we already want it

SlashGear / 6h
LG has teased its first rollable smartphone, giving a brief glimpse of the new form-factor during the company’s big CES 2021 keynote today. While the phone-maker has been flirting with some more unusual designs for devices in response to handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, it’s also been working on an even more eye-catching design. That’s a rollable, … Continue reading

Kingston Workflow Station is a modular dock for serious content creators

SlashGear / 6h
If there’s one thing that always seems to hold true, no matter how powerful and portable laptops become, it’s that there are never quite enough ports when you need them. Kingston is aiming to fix that with its new Workflow Station, debuting at CES 2021 as a modular way to add not only more ports and memory card slots to … Continue reading

These cheap Apple AirPods Pro rivals boast better battery life on a budget

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Edifier launches its latest wireless earbuds for CES 2021, and they could be a great alternative to the AirPods Pro.

These wireless earbuds boast incredible battery life – but will their unusual controls actually work?

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The new wireless earbuds promise impressive specs, and could be a compelling cheaper alternative to the Apple AirPods.

HyperX unleashes a compact but perfectly formed mechanical gaming keyboard

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At CES 2021 HyperX also announced that some of its other gaming peripherals are becoming available worldwide.

Cyberpunk 2077 is being investigated by a Polish regulator, CD Projekt could be fined

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The backlash from Cyberpunk 2077 continues, as the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection gets involved.

Samsung's new washers and dryers use AI to clean your clothes more efficiently

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Samsung's new 8800 series of front-load washing machines and dryers use artificial intelligence to warp-charge the washing cycle.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ is a 2-in-1 designed for remote learning and work

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At CES 2021, the Surface Pro 7+ for Business will is a faster, 4G-enabled device will enable more flexibly, according to Microsoft

Samsung's smart home vision includes more intelligent fridges and vacuums

68Engadget / 6h
CES wouldn't be CES if Samsung didn't have a slew of new appliances to announce, and the longer the company invests in its vision of a connected home, the more we at Engadget wind up writing about refrigerators and vacuums. That said, they are admittedly pretty cool. Samsung's smart Family Hub fridge, for instance, packs all of the same nifty storage options found in the company's Bespoke refrige

Spotify Kids' latest feature is parent-curated shared playlists

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Spotify debuted its standalone Kids app for all Premium Family users nearly a year ago . At the time, the company committed to high privacy standards , and it followed up quickly by letting parents block content and view listening history in May. Today, the streaming service is adding a bit of fun everyone: shared playlists. Inside the PIN-protected settings of the Spotify Kids app, parents can c

Formlabs' new castable wax makes it easier to 3D-print jewelry molds

44Engadget / 6h
Formlabs is announcing a new version of its Castable Wax, that’s targeted toward jewelry designers and makers. Castable Wax 40 is, as the name implies, a 3D-printable resin made up of 40 percent wax, which can be used to create molds into which metal can be poured. The company says that the material behaves the same as traditional casting wax, which is used in a process known as “Lost Wax Casting

YSL's at-home lipstick maker lets you create thousands of shades

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When L'Oreal showed off its Perso Smart Skincare system last CES , it was still just a prototype. Still, it was an intriguing prototype — a handheld skincare dispenser that doled out a serving of formula that was customized each time you pressed it. Today, the company is announcing that the Perso system will finally be available for consumers to buy under the Yves Saint Laurent brand. Instead of

How to Statically Analyse PHP Projects with PHPStan

How-To Geek / 6h
PHPStan is a static analysis system for PHP projects. It finds bugs in your codebase by inspecting the source files. You don’t need to run your code or manually write tests to discover issues! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Open Firefox’s Private Browsing Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut

How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re browsing the web with Mozilla Firefox and you’d like to quickly open a Private window, there’s no need to reach for a menu. Here’s how to start private browsing in Firefox with just a keyboard shortcut on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The New Roborock S7 Robot Vacuum Can Mop Your Floor As It Vacuums It

41How-To Geek / 6h
The new Roborock S7 robot vacuum features the world’s first sonic mopping system. Unveiled today at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Roborock S7 offers a new efficient and effective way to keep the floors of your home clean. It’ll be available for purchase from Amazon on March 24, and will run you $649. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Trickbot Botnet is Dead - Or Is It?

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In the run-up to the 2020 US election, Microsoft launched an offensive against a prolific botnet called Trickbot. Did they manage to kill the threat? We explain how it panned out. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

These Are the Best Places to Sell Your Old Laptop Online

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Maybe you were lucky enough to get a brand new laptop for Christmas. Or maybe you are wondering what the most cost-effective way to get rid of your old college laptop is so you’ll have enough money to buy a new MacBook. Either way, we found tons of great online and local options for selling yours today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Wireless Earbuds Clear Charging Case Requires Impeccably Clean Ears or Zero Shame

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Just a few years ago, truly wireless earbuds were few and far between. Today, there’s almost too many to choose from, and new offerings get quickly lost in the sea of earbuds if they don’t stand out. Edifier’s approach to making its new wireless buds distinctly different is a transparent charging case that may only… Read more...

L'Oreal Wants to Save the Planet by Changing How We Wash Our Hair

37Gizmodo / 6h
While consumer electronics companies tend to dominate CES, makeup brand L’Oreal has carved out a neat little niche for itself at the show. From augmented reality makeup lines to wearable UV and pH sensors, the company always has something up its sleeve when it comes to beauty tech. This year, the L’Oreal is launching… Read more...

Samsung's Newest Robovac Is an AI-Powered Poop Scout

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In a perfect world, your robovac would be able to recognize pet poop and automatically clean it up without you ever knowing. Current technology hasn’t gotten there yet, Samsung’s JetBot 90 A.I.+ robovac attempts to do the next best thing. Read more...

Sensel's touchpad tech could bring realistic haptics to Windows laptops

68Engadget / 6h
Sensel is best known around these parts for the Morph , a shapeshifting controller that can tackle everything from video editing, to music making , to drawing by simply slapping a new cover on it. Ultimately though, underneath those silicone overlays, the Morph is basically a giant touchpad. So, it should come as no surprise that the company is now trying to get its fancy touchpads inside laptops

Jabra's Elite 85t noise-cancelling earbuds are now available in more colors

42Engadget / 6h
Making good on its promise, Jabra has debuted additional colors for its Elite 85t true wireless earbuds with adjustable active noise cancellation (ANC). When the company debuted its first model to ship with ANC on board last fall, it committed to offering four more options this month — in addition to its go-to black and silver. Starting today, you can purchase the Elite 85t ($230) in all-black, a

LG's 2021 TVs ship with Google Stadia and a game optimizer

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Samsung isn’t the only big TV maker catering to gamers in 2021. LG has revealed that its 2021 TVs will include a Game Optimizer that fine-tunes the picture for consoles and PCs. The feature gives you quick access to tweaks you’d be likely to use, such as lag reduction and variable refresh rate, but also reflects LG’s focus on AI. You can not only enable AI-based game sound tuning, but even optimi

How to Use an Xbox Series X or Elite Controller With Steam

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One of the conveniences of playing games through Steam is the app’s built-in controller support. The client automatically recognizes dozens of controllers when you connect them to your PC, and more are added all the time—including the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Elite controllers. Steam even supports the Series X’s… Read more...

Samsung reveals smarter Family Hub fridge and a robo-vac that thinks it’s a guard dog

SlashGear / 6h
Samsung’s big Galaxy S21 launch may be coming later this week, but it’s home appliances which are getting their moment in the spotlight today. Fresh for CES 2021 are updates in the kitchen, the laundry room, and roving the floors in the shape of a new, smarter robotic vacuum cleaner. Samsung Family Hub gets an upgrade Samsung’s concept of putting … Continue reading

Jabra Elite 85t ANC earbuds add four new color options

Jabra Elite ANC Earbuds•
SlashGear / 6h
Jabra is updating its Elite 85t active noise cancelling earbuds range, adding four new color options for CES 2021. Announced back in September 2020, the Elite 85t have until now only been offered in a titanium and black finish, but those are now being joined by some more eye-catching versions. That includes Gold/Beige, Copper/Black, Black, and Grey. All five variants … Continue reading

It’s Time to Safely Watch Tenet at Home, Now $15 on Blu-ray or $20 in 4K

44Gizmodo / 6h
Tenet (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital) | $15 | Amazon Tenet (4K Blu-ray/BR/Digital) | $20 | Amazon Read more...

Citi Double Cash Card Review: Earn 2x Points Everywhere

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Citi® Double Cash Card 2% cash back on all purchases no annual fee convert rewards to ThankYou® Points Annual Fee: $0 Apply Now In this post I wanted to take a look at the Citi® Double Cash Card , which I consider to be the single most valuable credit card out there for everyday spending . It’s a card that I have , and it’s the card that I also spend the most money on . This card is in a league o

LG's latest 4K UltraFine monitor is its first with an OLED panel

LG UltraFine OLED Monitor•
93Engadget / 6h
LG is one of the leaders in OLED display technology, but it’s mostly been limited to TVs for the living room thus far. As part of its slate of CES 2021 announcements , though, the company just announced the LG UltraFine OLED Pro monitor, a 31.5-inch 4K screen that features individual dimming for all 8 million pixels. That’s something an OLED phone or TV can do, as it’s just part of OLED screen te

A 'virtual human' presented some of LG's CES event

LG CES 2021 Virtual•
59Engadget / 6h
CES has gone all-digital for the first time this year. Unsurprisingly, some companies are using the format change to experiment with their live-streamed press conferences. LG, for instance, used an entirely virtual human called Reah Keem to promote some of its products today. Sporting a hoodie with the slogan “stay punk forever,” she explained that travel was an important part of her life, and ho

Moderna is developing three new mRNA-based vaccines for seasonal flu, HIV and Nipah virus

1KTechCrunch / 6h
Moderna, the biotech company behind one of the two mRNA-based vaccines currently being rolled out globally to stem the tide of COVID-19, has announced that it will purse development programs around three new vaccine candidates in 2021. These include potential vaccines for HIV, seasonal flu and the Nipah virus. Moderna’s development and clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine is among the fastest i

2021 Toyota GR Yaris TV commercial banned in Australia

SlashGear / 6h
In the latest report by Australia’s Car Expert, the Federal Chamber for Automotive Industries (FCAI) has banned a TV commercial of Toyota’s newest 2021 GR Yaris hot hatch. As it turns out, the ad violates the FCIA’s Motor Vehicle Advertising Code for exhibiting unsafe driving practices and breaking the speed limit. Toyota is the bestselling car company in Australia, and … Continue reading

Amazfit’s new GTS 2e and GTR 2e cheap smartwatches are official and coming soon

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The surprisingly-affordable GTS 2e and GTR 2e can sense changes in skin temperature.

The Taint Bandaid Is Real Now

1KGizmodo / 7h
Last year, nestled among the booths at CES Unveiled, an untouched veggie platter, and hordes of tired tech journalists, I stumbled upon the taint bandaid . Read more...

LG, the Best OLED TV Maker, Is Doing Mini-LED TVs Now Too

30Gizmodo / 7h
LG is officially getting into mini-LED TVs now. The company is known for crafting some of the most gorgeous OLED TVs on the market, and while its LED sets are respectable, they’ve rarely been lauded as much as its OLED sets. That could change with the new LG QNED MiniLED 4K and 8K sets. Read more...

LG dials up the brightness on its 2021 mid-range OLED TVs

LG OLED CES 2021 NanoCell•
100+Engadget / 7h
With its latest midrange OLED TVs, LG is tackling one of the biggest issues with the tech: a lack of brightness. The new G1-series models use new panel technology called “OLED evo” with a new “luminous element” that’s designed to improve brightness along with clarity and resolution, LG announced at CES 2021. LG also revealed some details about its C1-series OLED TVs, which will vary in size from

Google Stadia and GeForce Now streaming services come to LG smart TVs

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This year's fleet of LG TVs will support the Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming services.

Are Wearables Accurate at Detecting Calorie Burn?

24Gizmodo / 7h
It’s easy to attribute omnipotence to one’s devices. I’d hate to know what my iPhone knows about me. That said, there are still aspects of existence that Silicon Valley has yet to quantify (though not, I’m sure, for lack of trying). Calorie-burn might be one of these. While countless apps/devices profess to track it… Read more...

Chandra X-ray Observatory gathers data on a magnetar discovered in 2020

SlashGear / 7h
In 2020, astronomers discovered a new member of an exotic family of objects known as magnetars. More recently, the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory has made observations that support the idea that the magnetar discovered last year is also a pulsar. A pulsar emits regular pulses of light. Magnetars are a type of neutron stars that are incredibly dense and comprised … Continue reading

48-inch LG OLED TV gets rare £200 price cut in latest Currys deals - ends tonight

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OLED TV deals on 48-inch displays are rare - so don't miss this excellent limited time offer from Currys on an LG CX display.

Microsoft Teams is getting a major storage update

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From March, Microsoft Teams recordings will be saved to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint.

Save up to $200 in Best Buy's latest Chromebook deals - prices start at $199

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Best Buy can save you up to $200 with its latest Chromebook deals, with discounts on Lenovo, HP, Samsung and Acer machines.

Delayed Covid-19 Test Kept Passenger Off Boeing 737-500 That Crashed Saturday

View from the Wing / 7h
On Saturday Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air lost a Boeing 737-500 operating as flight SJ-182 from Jakarta to Pontianak. There were 56 passengers and 6 crew on board. Each of them - along with the mechanics, air traffic controllers, and even people who were supposed to be on the flight but didn't make it - has a story. Continue reading ...

New Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Status Match Offer

One Mile at a Time / 7h
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has just launched a new status match campaign , valid exclusively for British Airways Executive Club members. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club status match basics For a limited time, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering to match elite members in the British Airways Executive Club program, in conjunction with a booked flight . Here’s how status will map over with this pro

SanDisk and Western Digital's Portable SSDs Double Their Capacities to 4 Terabytes

51Gizmodo / 7h
If you haven’t already swapped out your backups for SSDs, then congratulations, it means you haven’t lost data after accidentally dropping a drive on the floor. For many reasons solid-state drives are a safer solution for digital hoarders, and with a bump to 4 TB capacities, Western Digital and SanDisk’s portable SSDs… Read more...

Fossil Dependably Brings a Bunch of Smartwatches to CES, But Not the One I Want

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Wear•
24Gizmodo / 7h
In the before times, you could always count on Fossil to bring a massive amount of smartwatches to any trade show. Were most of them gussied up versions of Fossil watches for other brands under their umbrella? Yes, absolutely. But after a year of ups and downs, it’s nice that even a pandemic can’t seem to throw Fossil… Read more...

LG's rollable phone is a tantalizing response to Samsung's foldables

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100+Engadget / 7h
For the last two years, it's been an open secret that LG has been working on a smartphone with a rollable screen -- that is, a device with a display that starts out phone-sized and stretches out into a tiny tablet. It's still not quite done, but that didn't stop LG from offering our first real glimpse at the device in a lightning-fast teaser during its CES 2021 press conference. The company avoid

The LG A Series is a brand new budget OLED TV – here's why that matters

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LG has shown off its new 83-inch OLED size at CES 2021, alongside confirmation of an A Series OLED model to succeed the B Series.

New Fossil Gen 5 LTE smartwatch is its first to work away from your phone

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Wear•
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Fossil has just unveiled its first ever LTE smartwatch, and it's a new version of the Fossil Gen 5.

Apple may launch a car but don't expect to see it in SA anytime soon

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Several reports suggest that Apple is making a major step in its venture into the automobile industry.

Fossil debuts an LTE smartwatch and adds new styles to its Michael Kors lineup

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Wear•
44Engadget / 7h
Fossil is single-handedly keeping the Wear OS dream alive as the platform languishes while we wait for Google to complete its acquisition of Fitbit. At CES 2021, the fashion giant is announcing several new smartwatches and hybrid watches from its family of brands including Michael Kors and Skagen. Of note, it’s introducing its first LTE-enabled smartwatch under the Fossil Gen 5 family. Meanwhile,

Volvo’s self-docking boat tech is now a reality

200+Engadget / 7h
Penta, the maritime subsidiary of Volvo, has announced the commercial arrival of its autonomous boat docking system. Integrated Assisted Docking (AD) is designed to handle the complicated mess of driving a vessel into dock, making the pilot’s life a lot easier. When you’re trying to steer into a dock, the endless fluctuations of the tide and wind make it that much harder. Plus, you’re not just tr

A Medjet medical transport membership is different than travel insurance. Here’s why you need both

27The Points Guy / 7h
Travelers face various health and safety risks while on the road. And, especially as travel restarts amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many travelers are increasingly aware of these risks. As such, now is a great time to understand what your travel insurance covers and why you might also want to have a medical transport membership before your next trip. Most travel insurance covers emergency medic

Can You Use Signal Without Giving It Your Contacts?

100+How-To Geek / 7h
Signal is a privacy-focused encrypted chat solution, but the first thing it wants after you sign up is access to all the contacts on your phone. Here’s why, what Signal actually does with those contacts, and what using Signal is like without them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The myQ Pet Portal Is Very Expensive but Super Amazing (Especially for Your Dog)

42How-To Geek / 7h
Dogs really are man’s best friend (sorry cats). But if you have a furry one at home, life quickly turns into, “how soon do I need to get home before the dog wets the floor?” Doggy doors are unsightly and could let in the wrong animal. Enter the myQ Pet Portal, an elevator-style smart home door that lets your dog in and out automatically. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Plan to Build a Global Network of Floating Power Stations

400+Wired / 7h
A lot of thermal energy is trapped in the ocean. An ex-NASA researcher has figured out how it might generate unlimited clean power for aquatic robots.

How to Get More Plant-Based Meat Onto Plates in 2021

100+Wired / 7h
The consequences of industrial livestock farming are severe. It's time for investors and policymakers to put resources toward the alternatives.

2021 and the Conspiracies of Johnny Mnemonic

100+Wired / 7h
William Gibson was wrong about the wetware implants (not that he wanted to make predictions), but you’re still rooting for his dark, techno-druggy future anyway.

Gamblers are now betting on drone races in the US

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

Surface Pro 8 rumor suggests Microsoft is hiking prices

Microsoft Surface Pro•
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The next-gen Surface Pro may not see all that much in the way of changes – but it could cost more.

Samsung offers details on its automotive mmWave 5G telematics control unit

SlashGear / 7h
Automotive manufacturers are moving towards integrating all sorts of telematics features into vehicles of the future. These features bring baked in high-speed Internet connectivity for streaming data to and from a vehicle. Samsung Electronics introduced the first 5G-ready telematics control unit (TCU) in 2019. Samsung is now talking about its 5G mmWave TCU that will enable new functionality. Sams

BT says customers won't be charged to watch BBC Bitesize

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BT, EE and Plusnet mobile customers won't be charged for BBC Bitesize by the end of the month.

HP has unveiled its fanciest business laptop yet

HP Dragonfly Max 2021•
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HP has had a strong start to CES 2021, revealing its most impressive business laptop to-date: the HP Elite Folio.

Surface Laptop 4 could use AMD Ryzen CPUs across all models

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Microsoft could be unleashing the Surface Laptop 4 in January, and it might make greater use of Ryzen silicon.

Prime Gaming January 2021: free loot for GTA Online, Fall Guys and Apex Legends

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Prime Gaming's offering for January 2021 includes loot for GTA, Fall Guys and Apex Legends – plus five free games.

The Morning After: CES 2021 kicks off today

55Engadget / 8h
After a week of several companies revealing their hand a little early, the once-Las Vegas-based CES goes online for 2021, and officially kicks off today. Judging from what we’ve seen and heard already, it’s likely to be a quieter show than normal, as many smaller companies and start-ups forgo the online-only event. The realities of a pandemic have slowed production, not to mention adding more hur

V-MODA M-200 ANC headphones feature hybrid active noise cancellation

SlashGear / 8h
V-MODA has announced new over-the-ear headphones called the M-200 ANC featuring active noise cancellation with in-app sound control. The Bluetooth active noise-canceling headphones are completely wireless and are designed to work in tandem with the new V-MODA app. The app allows listeners to adjust the level of noise cancellation and personalize the sound quality via EQ presets. The EQ presets-of

LG Display reveals that 42-inch OLED TVs are coming soon

LG OLED CES 2021 Korea•
500+Engadget / 8h
LG Display, which builds the panels for LG’s OLED TVs, has revealed that it will build a 42-inch display for an OLED TV to be released this year. That will possibly provide a cheaper option for OLED buyers and could be an attractive option for gamers as well, given the popularity of LG’s 48-inch OLED gaming TV . The company also revealed that it would build a new 83-inch OLED panel, which could f

Virgin Atlantic Restoring 2020 Award Pricing For Delta Transatlantic Non-Stop Flights

20View from the Wing / 8h
On New Years Day Virgin Atlantic updated its award pricing for travel on Delta. One of the few bright spots in Virgin's Flying Club program was inexpensive Delta awards, so this was disappointing in the extreme. Prices went up in some cases more than 100%, largely focused on longer distance premium cabin awards. Then, two days later, their spokespeople started saying that transatlantic awards wou

If You Are Going to Survive, You Must Prepare to Fail

200+Wired / 8h
Whether you are ejecting from a fighter jet or psyching yourself up for a meeting, plan for the worst—over and over and over again. And don't forget to breathe.

CES Liveblog: Smart Home, Workout Tech, and So Many TVs

200+Wired / 8h
The consumer tech show is virtual this year, and the WIRED Gear crew is watching all the Zooms to bring you up-to-the-minute highlights of news from CES.

NASA’s SPHEREx telescope will explore the Big Bang theory

Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

6 new cruise itineraries you should book right now

The Points Guy / 8h
There are almost no cruise ships sailing anywhere in the world these days, thanks to the coronavirus. And it could be many months before cruising resumes in a meaningful way. But that doesn’t mean that cruise lines have stopped dreaming up exciting new routes. With an eye toward a return to normalcy in the travel world at some point over the coming year, cruise lines in recent months have continu

Lutron's outdoor smart plug controls your lights in harsh weather

Lutron HomeKit Smart•
58Engadget / 8h
Outdoor smart plugs are increasingly common, but Lutron thinks it has an easy way to stand out: make a plug that can endure the worst nature has to offer. It’s introducing a Caseta Outdoor Smart Plug that’s IP65-rated, or tough enough to survive heavy rain, snow and dust. You can turn on your patio lights at sunset (or other devices) even when the weather is brutal enough to keep you indoors. The

Accessible 5G: Making it a reality

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Pascal Lemasson, MediaTek’s AVP and Head of Business Development, discusses how 5G connectivity will accelerate innovation and create a more accessible world for consumers.

All you need to know about pre-ordering your Sony PS5 in India

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Sony PS5 is going to go for pre-order on January 12 in India, and here's all you need to know about how you can order one for yourself.

Poco pips Realme and OnePlus in online shipments for November 2020

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Poco phones are not just rebranded Xiaomi devices but they run on an Ad-free MIUI interface.

Lutron Caséta Outdoor Smart Plug takes weatherproof IoT into the garden

SlashGear / 8h
Lutron is taking its smart switches outside, with the Lutron Caséta Outdoor Smart Plug promising weatherproof remote control over garden and patio devices. Part of the Caséta family of IoT tech, it’s one of the first ventures outside for Lutron’s DIY smart home system. While you might think it would’ve been ideal for holiday lights and decorations of the season … Continue reading

WhatsApp Pay's rival in India goes guns blazing at WhatsApp - Here's why

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Paytm's founder and CEO has accused WhatsApp and Facebook of abusing monopoly and taking their users' privacy for granted. He asked Indians to move on to Signal.

Experimental cubesat heading to orbit will test a new propulsion method

SlashGear / 8h
Engineers and researchers around the world have been putting significant effort into making satellites smaller. Smaller satellites cost less to develop and cost less to put into orbit. The trick is creating a small satellite that can serve a useful purpose once it’s in space. Engineers from the University of Michigan built a satellite that was set to head into … Continue reading

Did You Know? Windows 10 PCs Have “Game Mode” on by Default

100+How-To Geek / 8h
All Windows 10 PCs have “Game Mode” enabled by default. Microsoft once touted this feature, but it’s now faded into the background. Bizarrely, some people report that disabling Game Mode boosts the performance of certain PC games! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Covid-19: The challenges of home-schooling

400+BBC News - Technology / 8h
With a lack of devices, broadband and time, online school is proving stressful for many.

Saudia Arabia is planning a 100-mile line of car-free smart communities

100+Engadget / 9h
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is promising to build a network of smart cities that won’t have any cars or roads. It’s called The Line , due to its arrangement of ”hyper-connected future communities,” and will form part of NEOM, a $500 billion project announced in October 2017 . According to the prince, the development will offer “ultra-high-speed transit,” autonomous vehicles and an urba

Lenovo may have finally cracked smart glasses for the workplace

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Lenovo has unveiled a new pair of augmented reality glasses, built for enterprise.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Devalues Delta Awards, But Not As Bad As Feared

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club kicked off 2021 with an unannounced award chart devaluation. Specifically, Flying Club significantly changed award pricing for travel on Delta, which was previously one of the best award chart sweet spots . Well, there’s some good news, per an update today — while there’s still an award chart devaluation, it’s not as bad as initially feared. Fortunately award pricing b

Samsung Digital Cockpit 2021: The future is near

SlashGear / 9h
South Korean electronics giant Samsung is continuously evolving its Digital Cockpit concept since debuting at CES 2018. In a recent press release, Samsung has unveiled its newest Digital Cockpit 2021 with its bevy of crystal-clear displays and proprietary hi-tech safety features. The newest Digital Cockpit 2021 is developed in conjunction with Harman and is “transforming vehicles into places wher

This worrying new ransomware trend is hitting businesses where it hurts

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Ransomware attacks are deliberately targeting c-suite individuals and other senior members of staff rather than company-wide IT infrastructure.

HyperX unveils a $100 compact RGB mechanical keyboard

64Engadget / 9h
If you want to save space on your desk, one of the best ways to go about it is to skip the traditional full-size keyboard and instead buy one that features either a tenkeyless or compact layout. The latter does away with the function row and everything right of the Enter key, leaving you with a keyboard that has up to 61 keys instead of the usual 104. You can still access all the function keys, b

Earn Bonus Miles With New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. The number of bonus points you earn per dollar spent varies greatly by retailer , though in addition to those variable bonuses, there are often promotions that are

My 2021 credit card New Year’s resolutions

The Points Guy / 9h
The new year is a great time to take a look at things to do differently or better in every aspect of life. In 2020, I only opened two new credit cards: the Alaska Airlines Visa Business credit card and The Platinum Card® from American Express . That’s the fewest number of new cards in a year since I began opening travel rewards cards almost a decade ago. The information for the Alaska Airlines Bu

COVID derails Musk's plan to shuttle CES attendees in underground Teslas

80Mashable / 9h
If CES 2021 were taking place in Las Vegas as usual, Elon Musk's underground loop tunnels would've been up and running to whisk conference attendees underground from one convention hall to the other. Instead, the Musk-owned Boring Company's Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is fully excavated beneath the massive convention buildings, but is not yet operational. With COVID-19 restrictions forcing a

Evidence of water movement found in meteorites that recently hit the earth

SlashGear / 9h
A team of international researchers has discovered evidence of recent water movement in meteorites that recently impacted the earth. The researchers looked at carbonaceous chondrite (CC) meteorites that impacted the surface of the planet within the past 100 years. The discovery of evidence of recent water movement is significant because many scientists believe water present on the Earth came from

Mpumalanga sites down after officials spent R13-million for telecoms, with no results

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A dodgy contract ends with 76 Mpumalanga provincial government sites down as they aren't connected to any telecommunications services

Lilly Singh gives a house tour for 'A Little Late' Season 2, unveils air date

50Mashable / 9h
Lilly Singh is coming back to late night. After an eight-month break the host of A Little Late has returned to introduce a new-look Season 2, which is being filmed in an enormous house equipped with bar, swimming pool, "rant room" (still under construction), basketball court, an impressive wall of sneakers, and a treetop writers' room. "With COVID it's so hard to get people into one room, but whe

Microsoft isn't removing the control panel... but it is making it obsolete

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Another Control Panel feature is being redesigned for the Settings app in Windows 10.

Linus Torvalds slams....himself over latest Linux build

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Torvalds needs to get his holiday game in order.

Samsung to hold separate event for unveiling Exynos 2100

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Samsung is holding on January 12 an Exynos-only event titled 'Exynos On'. This is the first time Samsung is holding a dedicated event for a chip, signifying the importance of the Exynos 2100.

This is when Windows 10’s brand new look could land

64TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Looking forward to Windows 10’s new look? You may have to wait until June at the earliest…

Netflix reveals first look at one of its biggest new movies of 2021

70TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead is coming soon to Netflix, and the first images are here.

Baby Megalodons were born larger than adult humans

Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Vodafone adds UK to its European tower company

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Vantage Towers now has access to masts operated by Vodafone-O2 joint-venture.

New 42-inch OLED TVs are on the way – but which TV brands will get them?

LG OLED CES 2021 Korea•
32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
LG Display has confirmed that 42-inch OLED TV displays are in development, though no specific models have been announced so far.

OnePlus unveils its first smartband

OnePlus Band India•
200+Engadget / 10h
As expected , OnePlus is jumping into the wearable market. The company announced the OnePlus Band today, a cheap and cheerful fitness tracker bound for India. The centerpiece is a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a 126 x 294 resolution and, according to XDA Developers , P3-wide color gamut. The processor and RAM are a mystery, but the company has revealed the battery size — 100 mAh, which should

Motorola Edge S teased - is this the anticipated Edge 2, or something else?

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Motorola Edge S has been teased by the company, but we can only guess at what it is.

Two different Samsung Galaxy SmartTag trackers could land alongside the Galaxy S21

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A leaker claims that Samsung will unveil both the Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag Plus, and has shared some details.

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

OnePlus Band India•
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The OnePlus Band is now official, but it's currently just for those who live in India.

Supercharge your productivity with the Razer Book 13

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Razer's first high-performance productivity laptop is the ideal home office upgrade.

Redmi K40 with Snapdragon 888 to cost only CNY 2,999 (~Rs 34,000)

Redmi K40 Snapdragon•
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Redmi K40 is set to launch in China next month as the cheapest phone with Snapdragon 888. Here’s everything you need to know.

Forget 108MP camera, Samsung tipped to launch a 200MP sensor this year

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Tipster suggests that Samsung is looking to add a few more ISOCELL sensors to its kitty this year including a 2000-megapixel camera sensor.

Elon Musk is still set on Mars, defends his billionaire status

Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

WA privacy policy fallout: Zoho set to launch its messaging app Arattai

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Indian tech major Zoho is unveiling its messaging app Arattai. It hopes to make the best out of situation wherein people are looking for alternatives to WhatsApp over its new privacy policy.

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

Honor MagicBook Pro•
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The Honor Band 6 is a new cheap fitness tracker for 2021, with a low price and loads of useful features.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 gaming phone is launching soon, with super-fast charging

45TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Black Shark's CEO has confirmed its fourth-generation gaming phone is coming very soon.

Is it time to try Signal or Telegram?

Signal WhatsApp Facebook•
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If you're among the WhatsApp users suddenly pondering the fate of your messaging systems but struggling to decide between Telegram and Signal - good

China’s Baidu is building an EV with help from Polestar’s parent company

China Baidu Company Geely•
50Engadget / 11h
Baidu has already developed autonomous vehicle tech , but now plans to produce electric vehicles in partnership with Geely, the Chinese automaker that owns Volvo and Polestar, according to MSNBC . The idea is that Geely will design and manufacture the EVs, while Baidu, China’s search equivalent to Google, will supply the technology. “China has become the world's largest market for EVs, and we are

Telegram and Signal record boost after WhatsApp data sharing update

WhatsApp Data Facebook•
22Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Nio ET7 electric sedan has 620 miles of range and an incredibly powerful self-driving system

100+Mashable / 12h
Chinese automaker Nio has announced a new flagship model called the ET7, and it hits all the right spots when it comes to specs. The Nio ET7 , scheduled to be launched in 2022 in China, is a 5-meter long electric sedan with tons of range, a powerful dual motor and an advanced autonomous driving system, and it's all topped off with a luxurious interior and numerous features for user comfort. Image

Parler social network sues Amazon for pulling support

8KBBC News - Technology / 12h
The social network has hit back asking a federal judge to order it to be reinstated.

Roland's Verselab is a groovebox built for vocalists

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Keeping track of Roland’s various drum machines and grooveboxes is getting tough. But its latest, the Verselab MV-1 is unique for a number of reasons. For one, it’s the company’s only instrument that combines the classic TR-style 16-step sequence with a four-by-four grid of playable pads like you’d find on its SP series of samplers on an MPC . But it also has a built in vocal processor and microp

V-Moda's M-200 ANC are its first wireless noise-cancelling headphones

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To usher in its new logo, V-Moda has a new set of wireless headphones for CES 2021. Today, the company is announcing the M-200 ANC: its first set of Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC). The new M-200 features all of the trademark V-Moda design touches, from metal accents to leather padding and visible earcup wires. Like previous models from the Roland-owned brand , the outsi

A Playable PSP Remake of the Original 'Tomb Raider' Has Been Discovered

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Despite being fairly antiquated by today’s standards, the original Tomb Raider was groundbreaking at the time. The PC/PlayStation action game broke molds with its mix of 3D platforming, exploration, and combat, and protagonist Lara Croft is now a media icon. Ten years after her 1996 PC debut, a glammed-up remake for the PlayStation Portable was planned, but never released. Read This Article on Re