Thursday, January 07, 2021

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Xbox Controllers Apparently Still Use AA Batteries Due To An Ongoing Deal With Duracell

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5KGizmodo / 9h
While every other console controller on the market uses internal rechargeable batteries, Xbox’s still let you use AA batteries to power them, and new remarks by a Duracell spokesperson possibly shed some light on why this is. Read more...

Elon Musk Is Now Officially the Wealthiest Person on Earth

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23KFuturism / 9h
Top Dog Earlier this morning, we reported that mercurial billionaire Elon Musk was approaching the extraordinary milestone of becoming the wealthiest person on Earth. Now, just an hour later, it appears that he’s already accomplished that goal, as Bloomberg reports . According to Bloomberg ‘s Billionaire Index , surging Tesla shares inflated Musk’s net worth to a dizzying $188.5 billion as of Thu

TurboTax Customers Will Still Get Their Stimulus Payments

1KLifehacker / 8h
In a reversal, Intuit’s TurboTax now says customers who haven’t received a relief payment due to a filing error will get them through direct deposit after all—rather than having to claim it as part of a tax return. Read more...

Anthony Mackie plays an android supersoldier in Outside the Wire trailer

Ars Technica / 8min
Anthony Mackie stars as an android drone pilot in the near future who must track down a doomsday device in Outside the Wire . A drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for an android officer tasked with averting a doomsday scenario in Outside the Wire , the latest high-profile feature film from Netflix. This one stars Anthony Mackie as the android protago

Oracle's new converged cloud database enters general availability

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10min
Oracle Database 21c includes new features and enhancements that further extend database use cases for developers.

2021 Nest Hub might use Soli radar to detect and monitor sleep

SlashGear / 30min
For all their usefulness, at least for a certain class of people, smart speakers and especially smart displays are often unwelcome in the sanctuary that is the bedroom. Despite assurances from companies, some people are still very wary of smart speakers accidentally picking up private conversations or smart displays with cameras seeing something very personal. It seems that Google will … Continue

LG's webOS 6.0 smart TVs have a new UI, NFC-equipped remote

26Engadget / 33min
Seven years after introducing webOS as the platform for its Smart TV lineup, LG is introducing version 6.0 with a new look and feel for its 2021 4K and 8K TVs. The old blade lineup of apps is gone, with a more modern tile-based layout. LG Home Entertainment president Park Hyoung-sei calls this “the most significant update since we first introduced webOS in 2014.” LG An upgraded version of its Thi

Pre-Order Hitman 3 and Get Three of Agent 47's Most Badass Outfits Ever (With Guns and Briefcases to Match)

Gizmodo / 42min
Hitman 3 (Xbox) | $60 | Amazon | Best Buy Hitman 3 (PS4) | $60 | Amazon | Best Buy Hitman 3 (PS5) | $60 | Amazon | Best Buy Read more...

Get Six Free Cloth Masks When You Buy a Pack of CDC-Certified N95 Face Masks

20Lifehacker / 46min
Buy N95 Foldable Face Masks, Get Six Cloth Masks Free | N95maskco Read more...

Tapjoy Settles With FTC After Years of Cheating Mobile Gamers

Gizmodo / 48min
The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it has finally reached a settlement with Tapjoy, a California-based adtech company that’s alleged to have defrauded consumers consumers out of the in-app rewards that they were promised. Per the FTC, Tapjoy’s scam had allegedly gone on for “several years,”… Read more...

Google AI concocts ‘breakie’ and ‘cakie’ hybrid baked goods

80TechCrunch / 52min
If, as I suspect many of you have, you have worked your way through baking every type of cookie, bread and cake under the sun over the last year, Google has a surprise for you: a pair of AI-generated hybrid treats, the “breakie” and the “cakie.” The origin of these new items seems to have been in a demonstration of the company’s AutoML Tables tool , a codeless model generation system that’s more

Man Uses Fake IDs To Book 1953 Free Flights In 21 Months

View from the Wing / 55min
A former airline employee has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for using fake airline credentials to book 1953 free flights on Spirit Airlines over a 21 month period. He was a Mesa Airlines employee for four months in 2015 before being fired by the regional airline. He learned to use his employee travel benefits from Mesa to fly Spirit with his credentials. Continue reading ...

Greener planes of the future... or just pretty plans?

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The aerospace industry is testing models of radical looking aircraft, but will they ever make it into production?

Stardew Valley fan made the best fishing guide for new players

SlashGear / 1h
If you’re one of the many people only just discovering hit casual farming game Stardew Valley, you’ve probably already realized that you need to use the game’s Wiki if you hope to start figuring out the deceptively complex gameplay and uncover its secrets. Here to simplify things is a new fan-made fishing guide unlike any other. Stardew Valley is a … Continue reading

What Your Pups Need for a Luxurious Car Ride, According to Pet Owners

20Lifehacker / 1h
Top Pick: WeatherTech Floor Mats | $48 | Amazon Read more...

Boeing charged with fraud over 737 Max, fined more than $2.5 billion

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55Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Boeing 737 Max planes. (credit: Boeing ) Misleading federal regulators who were investigating not one but two plane crashes turns out to be a bad idea. On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that Boeing has been charged with a conspiracy to defraud a government agency that was evaluating the company's 737 Max airplane. As a result of "misleading statements, half-truths, and om

Best Buy's top sales: deals on the Apple Watch, 4K TVs, Fitbits, laptops and more

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
We've rounded up Best Buy's top sales, including deals on the Apple Watch, headphones, Fitbits, laptops, and more.

Detroit’s Ludlow Ventures goes for fund four

76TechCrunch / 2h
Ludlow Ventures , an 11-year-old, Detroit-based seed-stage venture firm, is in the process of closing on $65 million in capital commitments for its fourth and newest fund, shows SEC paperwork filed this week. We reached out to firm founder Jonathan Triest, who declined to comment, citing SEC regulations. Ludlow closed its previous fund, a $ 45 million vehicle , in 2019. Its second fund, announced

F5 snags Volterra multi-cloud management startup for $500M

100+TechCrunch / 2h
F5 , the applications networking company announced today that it is acquiring Volterra , a multi-cloud management startup for $500 million. That breaks down to $440 million in cash and $60 million in deferred and unvested incentive compensation. Volterra emerged in 2019 with a $50 million investment from multiple sources including Khosla Ventures and Mayfield along with strategic investors like M

Start the New Year off Right With Thought Provoking Content From CuriosityStream

Futurism / 2h
With the arrival of the New Year, it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. And if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to learn more about the world and its wonders, you’re in luck. CuriosityStream is a streaming service for people who love to learn . It hosts numerous award-winning, thought-provoking educational content covering history, science, technology, and sports. Offering everythin

Elon Musk is the world’s richest person

100Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Wealth. (credit: Aurich Lawson vs. Disney ) Elon Musk has become the world's richest man, surpassing previous record-holder Jeff Bezos, according to CNBC . Musk is now worth more than $180 billion. Musk's rising wealth reflects the meteoric rise of Tesla's stock. The company's share price closed at $816 on Thursday, up almost 8 percent for the day. That share price values Tesla at almos

Mobile-first bank Simple is shutting down

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61Engadget / 2h
One of the first-ever mobile-first banks is shutting down. After an email notice started to circulate on Twitter earlier in the day, a spokesperson for BBVA confirmed to Engadget the company plans to shutter Simple . The move is part of an ongoing effort by the bank, one of the largest in the world, to streamline its business ahead of a merger with financial services firm PNC. “BBVA USA continual

Epic acquires Rad Game Tools, veteran of many gaming generations

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Epic today announced the acquisition of Rad Game Tools, maker of game development tools for many years. They’ve stayed largely behind the scenes, but many gamers will recognize the colorful Bink Video logo, which has appeared in the openings of many a title over the years. “Our work with Epic goes back decades, and joining forces is a natural next step given our alignment on products, mission, an

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price reportedly ready to undercut iPhone 12 Pro

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
A new rumor suggests the Samsung Galaxy S21 could be cheaper than its predecessor – and so may the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.

Text marketing startup Voxie raises $6.7M

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Like many startups, Atlanta-based Voxie was created to solve a problem that founder and CEO Bogdan Constantin faced himself. In Constantin’s case, this was at his previous tuxedo rental startup Menguin (ultimately acquired by Generation Tux), where he said he had to market a product with a six-to-nine month sales cycle, as customers were usually weighing different options for their weddings. Emai

MadeiraMadeira, Brazil’s answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion

99TechCrunch / 2h
MadeiraMadeira , the Brazilian answer to Wayfair or Ikea, is now worth $1 billion after raising $190 million in late stage financing from investors led by SoftBank’s Latin American investment fund and the Brazilian public and private investment firm, Dynamo. An online marketplace specializing in home products, MadeiraMadeira offers roughly 300,000 products so customers can build furnish, renovate

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar brings cinematic 3D audio to home theaters

SlashGear / 2h
Joining its new headphones and speakers comes the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar, a long speaker designed for use with your home entertainment system. JBL describes its new soundbar as compact enough for use in a variety of spaces. Key to the new model is MultiBeam beamforming technology, offering a surround sound experience without extra speakers. The new Bar 5.0 … Continue reading

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Review – Suspend Disbelief

SlashGear / 2h
Pity, for a fleeting moment, the deep-pocketed driver who demands profligacy in the bedroom and in the garage, and needs a performance SUV to match their offspring. With three rows, seven seats, and more than six hundred horsepower on ready tap, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is neither a subtle nor cheap way to haul a big family. All the … Continue reading

Complete guide to holding airline award tickets

The Points Guy / 3h
Some airlines let you put award tickets on hold before booking. This lets you lock in award space while you wait to finalize travel plans or for points to arrive from a transferable points credit card . This flexibility is a huge perk when planning award travel, especially for premium cabins. It makes it much less likely for your seat(s) to be snagged by another traveler before you have the chanc

Researchers Take Another Look at Platypus DNA, and Yup, Still Weird

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Waddling, wriggling, ambling, digging, laying eggs. There’s no shortage of verbiage when it comes to describing monotremata—the taxonomic order made up of only two animals, the platypus and the echidna. Rattling off the numerous weird traits of these creatures is trope in news coverage—and it’s near impossible to… Read more...

Cultivate the Perfect Evening Routine to Avoid Insomnia

48Lifehacker / 3h
I’ve never had trouble waking up in the morning. When the alarm goes off, I’m up and ready to work—but falling asleep was always another matter. If it feels like it takes you hours of tossing and turning before you actually fall asleep, there are a few things you can do to help. Read more...

Boeing Charged With 737 MAX Fraud Conspiracy, Will Pay $2.5 Billion

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
Wow, this is significant. While the Boeing 737 MAX is back in the US skies after having been grounded for nearly two years, that’s not the end of Boeing’s troubles with this plane. The United States Department of Justice has just charged Boeing with fraud conspiracy, and the aircraft manufacturer has agreed to pay over $2.5 billion. Boeing charged with fraud conspiracy Boeing has entered into an

RedHat is acquiring container security company StackRox

100+TechCrunch / 3h
RedHat today announced that it’s acquiring container security startup StackRox . The companies did not share the purchase price. RedHat, which is perhaps best known for its enterprise Linux products has been making the shift to the cloud in recent years. IBM purchased the company in 2018 for a hefty $34 billion and has been leveraging that acquisition as part of a shift to a hybrid cloud strategy

Here Are the New Tax Changes for 2021

33Lifehacker / 3h
With a new year comes new tax changes—some of which were buried in the 5,593-pages of year-end legislation and might have slipped under your radar. Aside from COVID relief checks and enhanced unemployment benefits, these are some key tax changes you should know about. Read more...

Maryland’s Governor Wants To Move To “Southwest Airlines” Approach To Vaccines

View from the Wing / 3h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Maryland’s Governor Wants To Move To “Southwest Airlines” Approach To Vaccines ...

A reminder: CES 2021 still exists, it’s just… different

SlashGear / 3h
It seems like a lifetime ago that we were last live and in-person at the Las Vegas tech event called CES. The year 2020 threw the whole world into chaos – and tech events like CES were no exception. Here in the year 2021, CES is an all-digital event, which essentially means we’ll have a LOT of the same content, … Continue reading

SpaceX to begin its 2021 launch campaign Thursday evening

78Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket stands ready to launch the Turksat 5A mission. (credit: SpaceX ) SpaceX will seek to kick off what promises to be a busy year of launches on Thursday evening, when a Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the Turksat 5A communications satellite. The 3.4-ton satellite will be deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit. The launch will take place from Space Launch Comp

Exercise Is Stress Relief So You Should Probably Go Exercise Right Now

44Lifehacker / 3h
While our Capitol was being overrun by insurrectionists yesterday, I went for a walk. A few hours later, after having been glued to Twitter trying to make sense of it all for far longer than I’d like to admit, I went for a run. It helped. Read more...

Google’s next Nest Hub could use the Pixel 4’s Soli chip for sleep tracking

44Engadget / 3h
Earlier this week, an FCC filing revealed Google is working on a new version of its Nest Hub smart display. According to a report 9to5Google published on Thursday, the company will release the device later this year, and it will use its Soli technology for sleep tracking. Soli, in the likely case you erased it from your memory, is Google’s radar emitting sensor. The company’s Advanced Technology

Samsung backtracks on $1,000 Chromebooks with cheaper Galaxy Chromebook 2

20Ars Technica / 3h
The Galaxy Chromebook 2. It's still extremely red. [credit: Samsung ] CES 2021 is next week, and announcements are starting to hit the wire. Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Chromebook , a premium $1,000 Chrome OS laptop that felt like a successor to the Google Pixelbook . Just like Google, after experiencing the sales of a premium $1,000 Chromebook, Samsung has decided to tone down the pre

'30 Rock' team's 'Mr. Mayor' isn't weird enough to win you over

24Mashable / 3h
You may not have asked for a political comedy seven days into 2021, but Mr. Mayor is here anyway. From 30 Rock creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the NBC sitcom stars Ted Danson as Neil Bremer, a former "billboard king" in L.A. ("For your consideration: Nurse Jackie ") who runs for mayor on a whim to impress his jaded teen daughter — and wins. Neil now finds himself stuck in a job for which he

Grab a Pair of Philips Audio Fidelio Headphones for $116 and Temporarily Escape From the Noise

Gizmodo / 3h
Philips Audio Fidelio Headphones | $116 | Amazon

How to Send Disappearing Messages in Signal

44Lifehacker / 3h
Many messaging apps let you send disappearing messages, but Signal’s approach to the process is one of the best . It’s another great reason to start using the encrypted chat app if you’re looking for privacy-focused messaging—or if you’re an Elon Musk fan . Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of January 7, 2021

68Lifehacker / 3h
Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Aeroplan members will soon earn and redeem with Virgin Australia

The Points Guy / 4h
Air Canada has really been on a roll over the last year. After adding a handful of partners, including Etihad and South America’s Azul , the airline unveiled a new and improved loyalty program . Now, just last month, it detailed plans to add Chase as a transfer partner later in 2021. This week, Aeroplan shared plans to add another new partner, too. As of Jan. 19, 2021, members will be able to ear

Striking 3D Satellite Images Show Shattered Iceberg A68a, Which Still Threatens a Sensitive Island

41Gizmodo / 4h
A68a, the world’s most famous iceberg , is still hanging out near South Georgia island, along with its recent offspring. Here’s what we know about these gigantic chunks of ice and how the situation might develop from here as ocean currents swirl the ‘bergs. Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of January 7, 2021

68Gizmodo / 4h
Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Scientists Propose Permanent Human Habitat Built Orbiting Ceres

9KFuturism / 4h
A group of Finnish researchers are proposing a permanent human habitat in the orbit of Ceres, a massive asteroid and dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter. According to the team, this “megasatellite settlement” could be built by collecting materials from Ceres itself. If that sounds familiar to fans of the popular sci-fi book and TV series “The Expanse,” that’s because in th

Scientists: Medical School Educations Still Shockingly Racist

500+Futurism / 4h
A team of scientists says that racial biases and prejudices can be traced to shockingly racist educations at medical schools. The team found that their own universities’ medical schools — including prestigious institutions including Harvard, Yale and Brown — equipped their doctors-in-training with a poor understanding of race and how it both does and doesn’t contribute to various diseases. The te

Blackberry Farm Hotel: Save 15% & Get Extra Perks

One Mile at a Time / 4h
Want to save 15% and receive extra perks for your stay at Blackberry Farm? Contact for more details. The US isn’t known for having many unique luxury resorts with a sense of place, though there are a few exceptions. I’d say one of those is Blackberry Farm . While this luxury Tennessee resort is expensive, it does include meals, and there’s a way to get a discount off the stan

Connecting employer healthcare plans to surgical centers of excellence nets Carrum Health $40 million

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100+TechCrunch / 4h
Six years after launching its service linking employer-sponsored insurance plans with surgical centers of excellence, Carrum Health has raised $40 million in a new round of financing to capitalize on tailwinds propelling its business forward. As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes cracks in the U.S. healthcare system, one of the ways that employers have tried to manage the significant costs of insuring

JBL LIVE Pro+, 660NC and 460NC headphones boast adaptive noise cancellation

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SlashGear / 4h
JBL has revealed a bunch of audio equipment for CES 2021, including new lines of headphones and earbuds for everyday life. The lineup includes the new JBL Live Pro+, Live 660NC, and Live 460NC, all of them offering Adaptive Noise Cancellation in addition to a slew of other features. The new offerings are joined by a JBL soundbar, gaming headphones, … Continue reading

GameStop PS5 restock: you can buy the console or bundle right now

45TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
GameStop has the Sony PS5 console in stock, and we're here to tell you how to buy it before it's all gone.

Hopin might be the fastest growth story of this era

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Happy 2021, or as our own Danny Crichton aptly names it, December 38, 2020. Equity crew is back to start the new year in full force, with Alex , Natasha and Danny on the mics and Chris behind the scenes. The reunion led to extreme Dad joke energy from all of us, which

10 Shows to Binge Before Their Final Seasons Drop

77Lifehacker / 4h
It’s a new year, and a perfect time for fresh entertainment—or fresh to you, anyway. What I’m saying is, it’s time to start that show your friends have been raving about for years. I recommend picking one that is headed toward a definitive ending this year—the earlier seasons will be ripe for bingeing, and if you… Read more...

Meet Zhur, the 56,000-year-old mummified wolf puppy – Future Puppy

Mashable / 4h
Zhur, the mummified wolf puppy, is on display at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center after being mummified by a collapsed den of soil. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Puppy , Wolf , Yukon , and Mummies

Fly Singapore Airlines to Asia and Europe this winter with open award space for 2+ travelers

The Points Guy / 4h
Singapore Airlines not only has some of the best first- and business-class products in the sky; it also operates them on some interesting routes that don’t include its hub at Singapore Changi International Airport . For example, did you know that the airline flies nonstop between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HKG) ? How about Houston (IAH) to Manchester (MAN) or New York-JFK to Frankfurt (FR

Apple Silicon could be coming to the 16-inch MacBook Pro early this year

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Apple is reportedly getting ready to launch new 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this year.

At CES 2021, Lenovo has an answer to the Nintendo Switch and Dell Concept UFO

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
At CES 2021, Lenovo has announced a new prototype handheld gaming PC, the LaVie Mini, with a bunch of accessories aimed at mobile entertainment.

WhatsApp: Let us share your data with Facebook or else

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1KEngadget / 4h
In a surprise move, WhatsApp recently gave many of its users a difficult choice: they could either accept a revised privacy policy that explicit allowed the service to share information with parent company Facebook by February 8th, or decline and risk not being able to use the service at all. The company informed those users through an in-app notification which lays out the changes in very broad

Wayfair raises pay for all of its U.S. workers to at least $15 an hour.

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
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Simple and Azlo shutting down – Here’s what happens next

35SlashGear / 4h
Banking apps Simple and Azlo will soon be shutting down, parent company BBVA USA announced today. These shutdowns seem to be part of PNC’s impending acquisition of BBVA, which was announced back in November to the tune of $11.6 billion. As you might imagine, there are a number of Simple and Azlo users who are upset by this news, even … Continue reading

One piece of optical hardware performs massively parallel AI calculations

24Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The output of two optical frequency combs, showing the light appearing at evenly spaced wavelengths. (credit: ESO ) AI and machine-learning techniques have become a major focus of everything from cloud computing services to cell phone manufacturers. Unfortunately, our existing processors are a bad match for the sort of algorithms that many of these techniques are based on, in part becau

A Man Ate a Toothpick and It Was Stuck in His Butt for Months

300+Gizmodo / 4h
Doctors in Japan say a man’s accidental ingestion of a toothpick left him dealing with months of pain in his back and leg—all caused by said toothpick getting stuck in his rectum. Once the toothpick was removed, the man’s troubles fortunately went away. Read more...

Exploring the ocean just got easier thanks to this underwater 'GPS' – Future Blink

20Mashable / 4h
MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, underwater pinpointing system which can provide positioning information by picking up on signals from its environment. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Ocean , Gps , Underwater , and Mit Researchers

Microsoft Edge is bringing back an important feature

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Working with PDFs and content captured from the web is getting easier in Edge thanks to a new update from Microsoft.

Historic! Qatar Airways Flight QR1365 Just Crossed – And Cleared – Saudi Airspace

View from the Wing / 4h
While conflict with Israel gets the most press in the U.S., the primary conflict in the Mideast is between Saudi Arabia (along with Turkey) seeking Sunni influence in the region and working to counter Shia Iran. The conflict in Syria, for instance, is largely a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Saudis have fought Iran-backed rebels in Yemen over the past several years. Part of this con

'Hitman 3' trailer shows off stealth violence in VR

51Engadget / 4h
Hitman III arrives later this month and, as long as you have a PSVR headset , you’ll be able to execute some unfortunate souls in virtual reality for the first time in the series. IO Interactive has released a trailer that shows off Agent 47 taking out enemies from a first-person perspective. The video includes many of the series’ hallmarks, including inventive kills and shootouts for those who d

New Star Wars timeline revealed with Bad Batch

20SlashGear / 5h
Today we’re taking a peek at the latest official timeline of Star Wars events as approved by Lucasfilm. This timeline appears in the new book A Test of Courage. In the timeline, we get a glimpse of where all the major movies and television shows rest, including one not yet confirmed before now. Star Wars: The Bad Batch, it seems, … Continue reading

How to Offer Help to Someone in a Crisis

500+Lifehacker / 5h
When bad things happen to people we care about, it can be hard to feel anything but helpless. But as humans who naturally want to feel like we’re in control of our circumstances, we have a very low tolerance for feeling helpless. So in response, we become aggressively helpful. We of course want to assist our loved… Read more...

Nerts! is the free, pleasant six-player card game we could all use right now

72Ars Technica / 5h
"NERTS!" has been shouted, ending a round of the new, free Zachtronics game Nerts! . But how did we get here? We're no strangers to video games as escapism during the pandemic, especially the games that bring friends together online with simple-yet-deep gameplay. That very premise catapulted Among Us , a quietly launched indie game from 2018, to the top of 2020's charts and headlines . After only

How to Take a Digital Break

48Lifehacker / 5h
Like many of you, I sat glued to all forms of media yesterday. I found that I couldn’t get away—even when I’d try to wander off and do something else online, the underlying anxiety created by the once-in-a-lifetime storming of the U.S. Capitol kept bringing me back to the news. I spent more time on Twitter in one… Read more...

Report: Loki Showrunner Michael Waldron Will Write Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie

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58Gizmodo / 5h
Kevin Feige’s arrival in the Star Wars galaxy still seems quite a way off, especially while he’s still wielding the Infinity Gauntlet over at Marvel Studios . But he’s apparently bringing some very interesting Marvel talent with him to begin tackling his Star Wars adventure. Read more...

Delta Air Lines bans emotional support animals

200+The Points Guy / 5h
Sorry, but your emotional support hamster is no longer cleared to fly on Delta Air Lines. The carrier on Thursday officially banned travelers from flying with emotional support animals. This comes after a final rule from the Department of Transportation affirming that carriers no longer have to recognize emotional support animals as service animals. That means emotional support cats, dogs, hamste

Scientists Claim Black Holes Are Made of Collapsed Universes

1KFuturism / 5h
Multiverse Theory A strange new theory suggests that tiny primordial black holes — the ones that formed at the very beginning of our universe — could make up dark matter and, bizarrely, contain tiny collapsed universes of their own. It’s a bizarre idea, but as Motherboard reports , it tackles several of the most significant mysteries of the cosmos all at once, albeit in a speculative fashion. But

This Bitcoin IRA Lets You Easily Invest in Cryptocurrency for Your Retirement

Futurism / 5h
If you’re thinking about putting some of your money into Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, now might be the best time ever to strike while the iron is hot. There are several big events happening in the world of crypto in the first part of 2021, and if analysts are correct on the future for these cryptocurrencies, there could be a lot of people who wish they’d gotten in earlier. Rather than risk

Confirmado: el Samsung Galaxy S21 será más barato que el S20

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Un teleoperador belga publica los tres modelos de Samsung Galaxy S21.

Sony’s new BRAVIA TVs pack advanced AI with Cognitive Processor XR

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SlashGear / 5h
As part of its CES wares this year, Sony has taken the wraps off its new BRAVIA XR television lineup with models offering a Cognitive Processor XR and up to 8K video resolution. There are five models in the newly revealed line, the most notable being the Master Series Z9J 8K LED TV at 75-inch and 85-inch sizes. Key to … Continue reading

Physicists Are Looking for Dark Matter in Tiny, Ancient Black Holes

100+Gizmodo / 5h
On the night of November 23, 2014, a powerful telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii was trying to pick out the enigmatic movements of a black hole traveling through space. In the seven hours the telescope peered at the cosmos, it may have caught one, as a structure about the size of Earth eclipsed a star in our nearest… Read more...

It's a Good Time to Check the Notification Settings on Your Kid's Devices

41Lifehacker / 5h
We really didn’t need the reminder, but yesterday provided it for us all the same: Bad news can erupt swiftly and—thanks to the notifications on our many electronic devices—we will learn about it almost instantaneously. That’s fine for us grown-ups who want to stay informed about the latest political or… Read more...

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 is Affordable and Has a Gorgeous QLED Display

55How-To Geek / 5h
The newest member of the Samsung family is its Galaxy Chromebook 2. The convertible laptop is the world’s first QLED Chromebook. It’s promising a battery life of up to 14 hours per charge, which is a much-needed improvement over its predecessor’s infamously abysmal battery life. It’s also more affordable—just $550—putting it back in Chromebook territory despite its more premium feel. Read This Ar

Acer's New Chromebook Spin 514 Goes All in on AMD

200+How-To Geek / 5h
Acer’s ready to refresh its Chromebook Spin 514, and in addition to touting durability the company also wants to point out the new processors and graphics cards. That’s because this is the first Acer Chromebook to pack AMD processors and Radeon Graphics cards. It’s a two-in-one device as well, with 360-degree hinges. The Chromebook will come in several models and has a starting price of $479.99.

It's Time to Find a Therapist

95Lifehacker / 5h
In a time marked by a 10-month pandemic, a flailing economy, and a coup attempt , it makes sense that we’re a little anxious. We’ve been stuck inside for nearly a year, with offices closed and businesses shuttering. Given the circumstances—which are impossible for individuals and even big, powerful institutions to… Read more...

Fall Guys DOOM crossover is finally happening

SlashGear / 5h
Back at the beginning December, Fall Guys developer Mediatonic started teasing a new crossover with DOOM. While at first we thought this DOOM crossover was right around the corner, Mediatonic went silent on it as it turned its attention toward launching Season 3 and kicking off holiday events for Fall Guys. Fast forward to today and we’ve received confirmation that … Continue reading

'Brotherhood Is Healing': When Men's Self-Help Groups Collide With Covid Restrictions

86Gizmodo / 6h
Late last month, the self-help coach Jordan Maurice Bowditch posted a comedically wide-eyed photo of himself on Instagram and Facebook with a caption announcing that he had “survived” covid-19. “The week I likely got it, I connected with upwards of 100 people (and somewhere in there was unknowingly exposed).” During… Read more...

Final Week: IHG Card’s Best-Ever 140,000 Point Offer

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Last year Chase had an initial offer of 125,000 points with an IHG credit card. That was really impressive -- the standard offer used to be 60,000 and we'd get excited when it bumped up to 80,000. Now Chase has trumped even that offer. How can you not jump at a 140,000 point initial bonus offer? It will be ending: January 13, 2021. Continue reading ...

Elon Musk passes Jeff Bezos as richest person by a measly $1 billion

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Waymo will no longer use the term 'self-driving' to describe its tech

70Engadget / 6h
The next time Waymo talks about its fully autonomous driving technology, you won’t see the Alphabet subsidiary use the term “ self-driving .” That’s because the company wants to differentiate the tech it’s working on from the semi-autonomous driver-assistance systems that frequently and incorrectly get grouped under the label. “It may seem like a small change, but it’s an important one, because p

Workforce analytics: the top tech stack must-have of 2021

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The pandemic has brought about a new era for work.

9+ Business Class Award Seats Open On United’s Toughest-To-Get International Flights Through 12/6/21

21View from the Wing / 6h
I've gone ahead and booked a couple more sets of 3 business class award roundtrips for later in 2021 thanks to United opening up award seats across the board on many of its toughest to get routes like Houston - Sydney and San Francisco - Singapore . There are even dates where you'll find 9 or more business class award seats available. Other open destinations include San Francisco - Bangalore , Sa

Elon Musk's endorsement of Signal is causing the good kind of problems

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So many people are joining Signal that there's now a wait. The end-to-end encrypted messaging app endorsed by the likes of Edward Snowden got a major (ahem) signal boost Thursday when Elon Musk tweeted his support . Soon after, Signal announced that the tidal wave of new downloads was having an unintended effect. "Verification codes are currently delayed across several providers because so many n

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has resigned from her position. In a message posted to Twitter, Chao said she was “deeply troubled” by the “traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed.” Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is the first cabinet secretary to resign as a result of th

A 'Monster Hunter Rise' demo hits Nintendo Switch tomorrow

100+Engadget / 6h
The wait is almost over for Monster Hunter fans who are clamoring to get their hands on the next game in the series before it lands on March 26th. A limited-time demo of Monster Hunter Rise will be available on Nintendo Switch starting Friday. Until February 1st, you can check out a basic mission and an intermediate one, along with a pair of tutorials. The demo includes support for local and onli

How to book a round-trip business-class award to Europe for just 88,000 miles

The Points Guy / 6h
It’s safe to say that, for most people, the holiday season didn’t exactly go as planned. My family visited with Santa on Zoom, barely saw anyone in person and we canceled all our trips planned for December and January . So next holiday season, we plan to make up for it . For more TPG travel news and tips delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our free daily newsletter . While there are

Retractable Headrest Speaker Wings Give Every Car Passenger Their Own Stereo System

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Well-equipped vehicles come with climate control systems allowing every passenger to customize the temperature at their seat. Today Harman revealed a more ambitious idea that brings that same level of customizability to a car’s sound system, with retractable speaker wings on the headrest of every seat in the vehicle. Read more...

Great News: World Of Hyatt Posting Bonus Elite Nights Early

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Update : World of Hyatt bonus elite nights have started to post in batches, so you can start refreshing your account endlessly if you’d like. Be patient, though, because this isn’t an instant process, and each member may have bonus nights post in multiple batches. If you see bonus nights post but it’s not the correct number, just wait, because they’re coming. World of Hyatt seems to be the hotel

Four-point-whoa: The 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS

24Ars Technica / 6h
The weather wasn't great during my days with the new 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS, so you'll only be seeing Porsche's photos here. [credit: Porsche ] Accidentally scheduling two different appointments for the same time slot is probably something all of us have done at least once or twice. In my case, that meant mistakenly booking a pair of test cars for the same week late last year. And they coul

BBVA says that it is shutting down banking app Simple, will transfer users to BBVA USA

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Some consolidation is underway in the world of challenger banking apps. BBVA today told users of Simple — the pioneering mobile and online banking app that it acquired for $117 million in 2014 — that it is planning to shut down the service, moving accounts to BBVA’s USA business in the process. The move is part of an ongoing effort at BBVA — which had been an active investor and acquirer of start

Prioritizing tech in 2021 will be the path to pandemic recovery for mental health

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Dr. Oliver Harrison Contributor Dr. Oliver Harrison is CEO of Koa Health , a digital mental healthcare provider redefining care by offering a range of personalized mental health solutions backed by science and designed to improve user wellbeing. This year, Americans grappled with fear of infection, incredible loss of loved ones, financial stress, isolation and fatigue from constant uncertainty to

Volkswagen designed an adorable robot that can charge your electric vehicle on its own – Strictly Robots

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Volkswagen unveiled prototypes for a fully autonomous mobile robot that can charge electric vehicles. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Volkswagen , Charging , Electric Car , and Volkswagen Electric Cars

The 10th and 5th Doctors Are Teaming Up to Fight Cybermen

100+Gizmodo / 6h
The Doctor ’s next Parisian adventure isn’t quite what they expected, nor as romantic as a chance encounter in the city of love might suggest. After all, most Cybermen don’t take too kindly to the idea of feelings, anyway! Read more...

Mortal Kombat movie release date and first poster

SlashGear / 6h
Today the first poster was released for the 2021 Mortal Kombat movie reboot. This movie was originally set for a 2020 release, but was given a bit of a bump thanks to COVID-19 and that whole “all the theaters are closed” thing that happened. Today a poster for the movie was released, complete with a real and hopefully final release … Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Dashboard That’s One Giant Touchscreen

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1KFuturism / 6h
The Hyperscreen German automaker Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled a futuristic vision for its upcoming EQS luxury electric sedan: a wall-to-wall, 56-inch touchscreen called “Hyperscreen” that encompasses everything from the speedometer to the entertainment system. The gigantic display, part of the company’s Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), is actually made out of several displays built into o

Save Up to $500 on Razer Blade Laptops and Compute In Style

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Lenovo may have just revealed the ultimate WFH PC

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Lenovo's new Yoga AIO 7 desktop can be rotated to change the orientation of the screen with the push of a button.

How to watch a CNN live stream and get 2021's latest breaking news online anywhere

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Our unbiased guide explains how to watch a CNN live stream and get the news coverage you want - when and wherever you want it.

Mercedes-Benz unveils Hyperscreen, a sprawling 56-inch car dashboard

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Ahead of CES, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its enormous Hyperscreen. It's a 56-inch curved touchscreen that takes up almost the entire width of a car dashboard, soon to debut in the company's EQS electric sedan , coming later this year . Equipped with an OLED screen and voice-controlled MBUX (Mercedes-Benz user experience) software that learns and adapts to driver behavior, the Hyperscreen is an option

FTC settles with mobile ad company Tapjoy over deceptive practices

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Mobile advertising company Tapjoy has settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it was misleading consumers about the in-app rewards they could earn in mobile games. According to the FTC, Tapjoy deceived consumers who participated in various activities — like purchasing a product, signing up for a free trial, providing their personal information like an email address or

Mercedes' giant, AI-enabled 'Hyperscreen' has three high-end OLED displays

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Meet the MBUX Hyperscreen, a huge glass panel featuring three OLED displays.

Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 and Acer’s Chromebook Spin 514 vs. the competition

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While Chromebooks have been fully embraced by schools for their low cost and ease of use, it’s been an uphill battle to get other laptop users to take them seriously. However, the past few years have seen a lot of higher-end Chromebooks with better specs and more premium designs, and 2021 will continue that trend thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 and Acer’s Chromebook Spin 514 . Both announ

United will now refund COVID tests for delayed or canceled flights

The Points Guy / 7h
One of the many requirements of pandemic-era travel is a COVID test. Most international destinations, as well as some states, require a negative test taken within a specified window before departure to avoid a mandatory quarantine. But what happens if your flight ultimately gets delayed, thereby invalidating your negative test by the time you land at your destination? Sign up for TPG’s free new b

Sony OLED TVs could shine brighter than LG's, thanks to new XR processor

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Thanks to better thermal performance and a new processor, the Sony A90J OLED could be the first 1,000-nit OLED TV.

Acer Chromebook Spin with all new AMD Ryzen 3000 C-series announced

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Acer is set to release their first Chromebook powered by the new AMD Ryzen 3000 C-series processors, the Acer Chromebook Spin 2-in-1.

Acer’s AMD-powered Chromebook Spin 514 aims to revolutionize Chromebooks

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Acer launches new AMD-packed Chromebooks at CES 2021.

For Once, You Should Listen to Elon Musk

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Elon Musk told us that Tesla would achieve “ complete autonomy ” in driverless cars by 2018, and we’re still waiting. He once tweeted that he’d secured funding to take Tesla private when he was ultimately just trying to make a weird weed reference. He told us the covid-19 pandemic would be gone by April , then he got the… Read more...

Acer reveals its first Chromebook with AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs

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Acer has been plugging AMD chips into its Chromebooks for a couple of years and now it's refreshing the lineup with the latest Ryzen mobile processors. Its first Chromebook to use those CPUs is the Spin 514. Whether you opt for a Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C processor, you'll be able to tap into built-in Radeon Vega graphics . According to Acer, you'll get up to 10 hours of battery life out of

Sony's new Bravia XR TVs are all about 'cognitive intelligence'

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100+Engadget / 7h
Image processing has always been at the heart of Sony's TV designs. Sure, its premium Bravia TVs have typically featured the latest and greatest display hardware around, but the company's devotion to image quality has typically set it apart from competitors. This year, Sony is doubling down on that reputation with the Cognitive Processor XR, a new image processor that will focus on bringing "cogn

Acer’s newest Nitro monitor supports HDMI 2.1 for 4K, 120 fps console gaming

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91Engadget / 7h
One of the best features of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 is that they come with HDMI 2.1, which allows them to output games at 4K and 120 frames per second to a compatible TV or monitor. While the port is relatively easy to find on high-end TV sets like the 55-inch LG CX , your options are few and far between when it comes to gaming monitors, which is what makes Acer’s new Nitro XV282K KV

Hilton Aspire Card Review (2021)

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Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card 14x Points at Hilton Properties 7x Points on Airlines $250 Annual Credit at Hilton Properties Annual Fee: $450 | The card details for the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card have been collected independently by OMAAT and have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer. Apply Now Hotel credit cards are among the most underrated credit cards o

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L revealed – Big 3-row SUV gains tech and style

SlashGear / 7h
Jeep has revealed its flagship SUV, with the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L promising more luxury on the road and more capability off it, together with seating for up to seven for the first time. Based on a completely new platform, and with styling clearly inspired by the recently-revealed Grand Wagoneer, it’s a luxe-push for the full-sized SUV. That starts … Continue reading

Acer Nitro XV282K KV 4K UHD Monitor made to support Xbox Series X and PS5

SlashGear / 7h
Support for the next generation in Sony and Microsoft-made gaming consoles appeared at the hands of Acer this week with a new Nitro monitor. This Acer Nitro XV282K KV 4K UHD Monitor is 28-inches large with 3K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel) resolution and IPS LCD technology. If you’re looking for the most high-end experience in a 28-inch monitor for … Continue reading

Acer Predator NX and NV monitors get monstrous, G-Sync, and eye-safe

SlashGear / 7h
The Acer Predator gaming monitor lineup expanded this week with some eye-safe features and super-smooth visuals. The Predator XB273U NX works with a 27-inch WQHD panel with 275Hz refresh rate (overclocked), and NVIDIA G-Sync, while the Predator XB323QK NV sports a 31.5-inch NVIDIA G-Sync compatible panel with 144Hz image refresh rate. The third monitor revealed this week, Nitro XV282K KV, … Conti

Acer's New 28-inch Nitro Monitor Was Made for Next-Gen Consoles

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Right now, pickings are kind of slim for anyone looking for an HDMI 2.1 monitor to pair with a new PS5 or Xbox Series console, but that’s about to change thanks in part to Acer’s newest 28-inch Nitro monitor. Read more...

Sony's 2021 TVs Are Gamer Ready, and Some Feature Nifty Ambient Light Sensors

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Sony’s latest TVs are getting a big processor upgrade and a new native OS experience. Read more...

The Chromebook Spin 514 Is Acer's First AMD Ryzen Chromebook

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As Chromebooks continue to mature, device makers have also started to incorporate a wider variety of components. This year, Acer is announcing its first AMD Ryzen-based offering in the Chromebook Spin 514. Read more...

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 revealed with MIL-STD durability and Enterprise edition

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SlashGear / 7h
There’s a new Chromebook in town from Acer this week with the Acer Chromebook Spin 514. This device is the first Acer Chromebook with a new AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series mobile processor inside and AMD Radeon graphics. The Enterprise version of the Chromebook Spin 514 includes a full-sized HDMI port and the full collection of Chrome OS “built-in business capabilities” … Continue reading

Cadillac offers a glimpse at the Lyric EV's 33-inch display

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Not to be outdone by Mercedes’ announcement of its massive all-in-one “ Hyperscreen ” cabin display Thursday morning, Cadillac has provided a new glimpse at its own next-generation OLED display ahead of CES 2021, and the two unlikely design firms chosen to help develop it. The 33-inch wraparound display that GM is building will first be integrated into Cadillac’s upcoming Lyriq EV , which we firs

WhatsApp's new privacy policy requires you to share data with Facebook

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The new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of WhatsApp makes sharing information with Facebook mandatory for its users.

Samsung Galaxy Note 21 Ultra 5G leaked in a big way

SlashGear / 7h
Today we’re taking a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 Ultra 5G, likely the most extravagant smartphone ever released by Samsung. This device hasn’t yet been confirmed by the company, and everything we’re looking at today was either leaked or tipped this week by insiders with information on the subject who wish to remain relatively anonymous. The imagery we’re … Continue reading

Marvel's Moon Knight may have just confirmed Oscar Isaac casting

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The show’s cinematographer let slip the news on Instagram.

What Is a Temperature Blanket? The DIY Is Going Viral

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When it comes to viral DIYs, hacks, and crafts, TikTok is kind of the reigning champ. The latest thing to go viral is what people are referring to as a “temperature blanket,” and it’s a craft that takes an entire year, but is surprisingly easy to do. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Mint's Latest Overhaul Adds Subscription Tracking and Bulk Transactions Edits

100+How-To Geek / 7h
Mint, the app that helps you track your spending on gas, food, and other categories, just overhauled its app. Amid a refresh that makes Mint easier to use, the company introduced a few new features. Now you can see all of your subscriptions in one place you pay for when you connect your credit and debit cards. And you can bulk edit transactions to better categorize and track them. Read This Artic

The world’s cryptocurrency is now worth more than $1 trillion

200+Ars Technica / 8h
(credit: fdecomite ) The world's cryptocurrency is now worth more than $1 trillion, with bitcoin accounting for a large majority of the value. The price of the oldest virtual currency has risen to almost $40,000, pushing the value of all bitcoins in circulation up to more than $700 billion. Ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, is now worth more than $140 billion. Then there's a long

Do I Have a Moral Obligation to Be On TikTok?

100+Wired / 8h
I'm only 30, and already feeling like I owe it to society to keep up.

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world

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After Tesla’s share price rose yet again on Thursday, Elon Musk has become the richest person in the world. He is now worth more than $185 billion. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had held the top spot since 2017, as CNBC notes, but his $184 billion fortune isn’t enough to prevent him from slipping behind Musk. Around a year ago, Musk’s net worth was around $27 billion, which wasn’t enough to rank among th

Not Even Puppies Are Safe From Advertiser Blocklists

21Gizmodo / 8h
Even if you aren’t knee-deep in tech news all the time, chances are you’ve heard a tech critic mention the so-called “ attention economy ,” or as I like to call it, the “cash-for-eyeballs” economy. It’s a concept that, at least in theory, makes a lot of sense: Companies like Facebook make their multi-billion dollar… Read more...

At risk of extinction, black-footed ferrets get vaccinated for COVID-19

1KArs Technica / 8h
Enlarge / A curious pair of black-footed ferret kits survey the shortgrass prairie from their outdoor enclosures at the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado. (credit: Ryan Moehring | US Fish and Wildlife Service (CC BY-2.0) ) In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for humans, a group of scientists in Colorado worked to ino

China Is Launching Three Missions to Construct Its Space Station

500+Futurism / 8h
Space Station China is set to launch three missions to kick off the construction of its space station, SpaceNews reports . The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is putting the finishing touches on the rockets that are meant to launch the country’s first space station module, as well as a cargo and refueling craft. According to SpaceNews , China is planning to construct its three-module s

Good News: Natural Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, Study Suggests

1KGizmodo / 8h
New research released Wednesday should provide comfort to covid-19 survivors worried about losing their natural immunity to the coronavirus anytime soon. The findings suggest that in most people, a robust immune response to the virus lasts for at least eight months—and there are good signs that it could even last… Read more...

'Ring Fit Adventure' for Nintendo Switch is back on sale for only $69.99

36Mashable / 8h
Save $10: The interactive fitness game Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch is on sale at Amazon for $69.99 as of Jan. 7 while supplies last. Fitness resolutions for the New Year might be important, but they're hardly ever fun. They can also get quick expensive even with all of the deals you'll find this month on home gym equipment (that's if they're in stock). So why not have some fun without

It's OK to Delete People on Social Media

1KLifehacker / 8h
I’m not sure what it is: something in the air, the never-ending malaise of quarantine life, or the gentle passing of time, but I’ve been in a defriending mood lately. I’m not bitter, I just wonder why I’m so digitally connected to people who I haven’t spoken with since that fragile relationship was formed—frequently… Read more...

See inside Miami’s brand-new Turkish Airlines lounge that accepts Priority Pass

The Points Guy / 8h
Miami Airport just added another lounge to its impressive roster of exclusive pre-departure spaces. The new Turkish Airlines flagship lounge opened around the holidays, and it’s a welcome gift for Star Alliance flyers and Priority Pass holders . With a nearly 10,000-square-foot floorplan and capacity for 420 passengers, the space — designed in a similar theme to the carrier’s mega-lounge in Istan

Air Canada Adds Virgin Australia As Earn/Redeem Partner, Include Aussie Domestic Flights In Your Award

View from the Wing / 8h
Air Canada and Virgin Australia are now partners. Aeroplan redemptions on Virgin Australia are even available for online booking already. Continue reading ...

The LaVie Mini Concept Is a Wild Mashup of a Laptop and a Nintendo Switch

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As a joint venture between Lenovo and NEC, it feels like LaVie often gets a bit more freedom to have fun with its device designs, and so for CES 2021 LaVie created a concept device that looks like someone took a Nintendo Switch, added some PC parts, and then gave it a steampunk-reminiscent finish. Read more...

Lenovo made a desktop PC you can shift into portrait mode

28Mashable / 8h
Thanks to smartphones, tons of people are more comfortable looking at a vertical screen than a horizontal one these days. If you're one of those people and you have a lot of money lying around, Lenovo's newest desktop PC might pique your interest. Announced as part of the company's CES lineup , the Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 is a high-end home PC with a built-in monitor that you can shift into a portrait

The tech-powered wave of smart, not slow, tutoring sessions

95TechCrunch / 8h
While starting a tutoring marketplace is easy, scaling is often where the troubles begin. Tutoring marketplaces require a base of tutors that have the bandwidth and empathy to work with students across different learning styles, goals and comprehension levels. The nuance means that fast scale isn’t foolproof and can lead edtech startups into a classic marketplace downfall: the inability to grow c

Shiny Pokemon GO update: What’s out now

SlashGear / 8h
Today we’re taking a peek at what’s available as a Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO here in the first month of the year 2021. This list includes all the Pokemon that’ve been made shiny recently – with a tiny list of the rest that might still appear Shiny out in the wild. We start approximately 45 days ago, when the … Continue reading

Samsung The Wall TV: what you need to know

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Samsung's modular MicroLED TV keeps getting smaller, with 88-inch models entering the market in 2021.

Google's second-gen Nest Mini is on sale for almost half off at Walmart

20Mashable / 8h
SAVE $24.02: As of Jan. 7, Walmart has the second-gen Google Nest Mini on sale for only $24.98 — that's 49% off its $49 MSRP. Last year saw Big Tech duking it out for smart speaker superiority as Apple, Amazon, and Google each released new additions to their respective lineups. (That would be the Apple HomePod mini , the Google Nest Audio , and the Amazon Echo , which all debuted in October at $9

WhatsApp and Facebook to share data

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Users in Europe and the UK must accept new terms to use the service, but will not see data rule changes.

Latest Steam beta expands Xbox controller support in a big way

SlashGear / 8h
When it comes to using a controller on PC, there’s no doubt that a lot of people use Xbox controllers of some persuasion. After all, since Xbox and Windows are made by the same company, Xbox controllers have plug-and-play functionality in Windows 10, making them particularly easy to use for PC games. If you use an Xbox controller on PC, … Continue reading

Cadillac got a bad reputation for infotainment – here’s how its Lyriq EV will change that

SlashGear / 8h
Cadillac’s Lyriq all-electric luxury crossover isn’t expected to hit dealerships until late 2022, but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from previewing some of what should make the cabin of its new EV special. As you’d expect, there’s no shortage of displays inside the Ultium-based SUV, but what may set the Lyriq apart is just what they’re running. Pride of the … Continue reading

SoFi to go public in merger with Chamath Palihapitiya’s newest SPAC

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Consumer financial services startup SoFi is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp V, one of a series of blank-check companies formed by venture capital investor Chamath Palihapitiya. The deal, confirmed by SoFi, would value the fintech at $8.65 billion according to the company’s statement. It includes $2.4 billion in cash, encom

Amazon deals on Echo devices: the all-new Echo Dot drops to just $29.99

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Amazon's Echo deals include price cuts on the all-new Echo Dot, Echo Show, Kids Edition Echo Dot, and more.

How to Get Birthday Reminders From Google Assistant

49How-To Geek / 9h
It can be pretty embarrassing to forget someone’s birthday, especially if it’s a close loved one. Calendars are great for remembering birthdays, but if you want to make them even harder to forget, let Google Assistant remind you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 56-Inch Mercedes-Benz 'Hyperscreen' Is Bigger Than My TV

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This stuff makes Star Trek look like child’s play. Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming 2022 EQS electric sedan will feature a massive 56-inch touchscreen display spanning the entire dashboard. The Hyperscreen is part of Mercedes-Benz’s second-generation MBUX infotainment system that replaces physical knobs and buttons with touch and voice controls. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Satechi's New iPad Keyboards and Stand Are Slim, Sleek, and Affordable

300+How-To Geek / 9h
CES doesn’t officially kick off until next week, but that doesn’t mean companies have to wait to launch new products. Satechi just took the wraps off of four new backlit keyboards and a stand for the iPad. The keyboards are slim and connect to multiple devices. And you can choose between getting a numpad or not, wireless or wired. And the Satechi iPad stand makes your tablet almost look like a sm

With 5 new unicorns in first week of 2021, are we in for a stampede this year?

100+TechCrunch / 9h
What a week. Democracy is still standing and the nation is getting back to work, so let’s press forward, even if it does feel surreal to cover business news after witnessing a live-streamed coup attempt. Setting aside the tectonic political moment, there’s plenty of activity inside the world of startups we need to discuss. The pace at which new unicorns are being announced feels incredibly rapid,

Too Much Meat During Ice Age Winters Gave Rise to Dogs, New Research Suggests

1KGizmodo / 9h
Two prevailing theories exist about the origin of domesticated dogs. One proposes that prehistoric humans used early dogs as hunting partners, and the other says that wolves were attracted to our garbage piles. New research suggests both theories are wrong and that the real reason has to do with our limited capacity… Read more...

American Express Green Card Review (2021)

81One Mile at a Time / 9h
American Express Green Card 3x points on dining 3x points on travel 3x points on transit Annual Fee: $150 | The card details for the American Express Green Card have been collected independently by OMAAT and have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer. Apply Now In this post I wanted to take an in-depth look at the Amex Green Card , which is underrated and often overlooked. In my opinio

Endeavor BioMedicines raises $62 million to combat pulmonary disease

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A new startup has officially emerged from stealth with the raise of its $62 million Series A funding round . Endeavor BioMedicines is led by co-founder and CEO John Hood, who previously led Impact Biomedicines, and its new funding comes from Omega Funds and Longitude Capital, as well as the company’s own management team. Endeavor is also co-founded by Miguel de los Rios, who serves as its chief s

Former Disney and Discovery execs to launch Struum, a ‘ClassPass for streaming services’

300+TechCrunch / 9h
Former Disney and Discovery execs are teaming up to launch a new streaming service called Struum , arriving in the spring, that aims to take the ClassPass model and apply it to the streaming landscape. That is, Struum’s plan is to aggregate content from smaller video-on-demand services, then provide that under its own subscription. The idea for Struum comes from founders Lauren DeVillier, the for

Mercedes-Benz made a 56-inch 'Hyperscreen' for its EQS electric car

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500+Engadget / 9h
Never mind the multi-display cabins in cars like the Porsche Taycan — Mercedes wants one giant display that practically dominates your view. The automaker has unveiled a 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen that will span nearly the entire cabin width of its EQS luxury EV . It’s not just meant to impress — it presents the instrument cluster, infotainment and passenger display in a seamless design that remove

How to Talk to Kids About Upsetting Current Events

500+Lifehacker / 9h
Most of the time, we can prepare for the “ big talks ” with our kids. We can research and plan how to talk to them about everything from sex to porn, from LGBTQ issues to racism. But then, out of nowhere, something unexpected—and deeply upsetting—happens in the news. A devastating hurricane. A mass shooting. A mob… Read more...

These stainless steel Breville juicers are 20% off at Amazon

Mashable / 9h
Save 20%: Multiple centrifugal juicers from Breville are on sale at Amazon as of Jan. 7, with savings of up to $70 on offer. Scrounging for a healthy new habit for the new year that *doesn't* require leaving the house? Take up juicing. When most days are spent sitting and resorting to Door Dash in lieu of being around people at the grocery store, it's easy to feel like your body isn't getting the

How to play the newly-resurfaced Tomb Raider remake

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The cancelled Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary is now available to play online.

Xbox Series X controllers won't ditch AA batteries for a while yet – here's why

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The Xbox controller still takes batteries, but there's a reason for that – and it's all to do with Microsoft's deal with Duracell.

A future Samsung phone could have an under-display camera based on this patent

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A patent details how an under-display camera might work in a future Samsung phone, using two display panels.

Passenger Attacks Woman After Woman’s Kids Kicked Seat, “You Do What You Got To Do”

50View from the Wing / 9h
iThe woman sort of seems to be claiming self defense arguing she was 'hit on her shoulder' but no other passenger saw this and she didn't contemporaneously inform a flight attendant, she just went all Stand Your Ground on the kids' mother instead. She says that's because her “first reaction was to fight,” which is everything you hope for in an airline passenger. “You do what you got to do,” she s

The best deals from Microsoft's Xbox game sale

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The Microsoft Store is hosting a sale on hit Xbox titles — get popular games like Gears 5 , Ori and the Will of the Wisps , Sunset Overdrive , and more at steep discounts. PlayStation owners aren't the only ones who deserve a sale after surviving 2020. Xbox players can have little a sale too, as a treat. That's right, the Microsoft store is also hosting a small holiday sale for the next fe

The JBL L100 Classic loudspeaker brings retro cool to modern audiophiles

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The vintage loudspeaker has been reimagined for 2021, with a luxurious new design.

Daisy Group demerges DWS after third party investment values unit at £1bn

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Daisy says investment will allow division to continue growing.

Elon Musk becomes world's richest person as wealth tops $185bn

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19KBBC News - Technology / 9h
The Tesla and SpaceX owner replaces Jeff Bezos as the richest man on the planet.

The polar vortex has just been disrupted. What does this bode?

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Read more... More about Polar Vortex , Science , and Climate Environment

NEC says new facial recognition system isn't stopped by masks

70Mashable / 9h
NEC says face masks aren't an obstacle to its facial recognition tech. The Japanese company (via Reuters ) claims its new facial recognition system can identify people with face masks in less than one second, with an accuracy rate higher than 99.9 percent. The system works by closely examining the parts of a person's face not covered by a mask, such as the eyes and surrounding areas. It does requ

Elon Musk has a new title: world’s richest person

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1KTechCrunch / 9h
Elon Musk, the controversial and enigmatic entrepreneur who heads up SpaceX and Tesla, has reached a status that only three others have held in the past two decades: world’s richest person. On his way to the top spot, Musk has surpassed a bevy of billionaires this year, including Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. He reached the pinnacle Thursday thanks to Tesla’s share price that has skyrocketed near

Roblox raises at $29.5 billion valuation, readies for direct listing

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Roblox is now one of the world’s most valuable private companies in the world after a monster Series H raise brings the social gaming platform a stratospheric $29.5 billion valuation. The company won’t be private for long, though. The $520 million raise led by Altimeter Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group is a significant cash influx for Roblox, which had previously raised just over $335 milli

Lisbon’s startup scene rises as Portugal gears up to be a European tech tiger

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Almost four years ago I wrote a long deep dive into Lisbon’s tech scene. So it’s great to check back in with both Lisbon and Portugal for a slightly briefer update on where it’s at. As well-outlined by Stephan Morais, founder and managing general partner at Indico Capital Partners, Portugal has a very high quality of engineering talent at a competitive cost; an extremely high level of English lan

Star Trek: Discovery Earned Its Sound and Fury This Time

400+Gizmodo / 9h
Star Trek: Discovery is three seasons in now, and we have a sense of the sort of big stakes and dramatic action it likes to hang its endgame scenarios on. So far, they’ve been an uneven affair , leaning heavily on big, explosive action, gambling on big shocks at the expense of really satisfying the ideas each season… Read more...

Why the cloud has broken approaches to application security

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How cloud-native architectures and modern development practices have broken application security

Grand Universe Lucca: Gorgeous New Marriott Hotel In Tuscany

37One Mile at a Time / 9h
This might be one of the coolest-looking low key additions we’ve seen to the Marriott portfolio in quite a while. Grand Universe Lucca joins Autograph Collection It has this week been announced that Grand Universe Lucca has joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The 55-room boutique hotel is in a former 16th century Palazzo. Lucca is known as the city of 101 churches, and it’s located in the hea

New iPad, who this? Snag a 64GB iPad Air on sale at Walmart.

20Mashable / 9h
SAVE $40: Get a Silver , Rose Gold , or Sky Blue iPad Air for just $559 at Walmart as of Jan. 7. Didn't score the iPad you really wanted during the holidays? Treat yourself to this deal: The iPad Air in select colors is back at its lowest recorded price of $559, according to price tracker camelcamelcamel . Apple's new addition to the iPad family is essentially a pro tablet wrapped up in a slightl

Battle Back the Winter Blues With a Light Therapy Lamp, Just $20

20Lifehacker / 9h
Vipex Light Therapy Lamp | $20 | Amazon

Boost your smile with these teeth whitening kits on sale

24Mashable / 9h
Save 15%: Teeth whitening kits from SmileDirectClub are 15% off with the code NEWYEARSDEAL . Our mouths may be covered any time we go out in public, but that doesn't mean that whitening your teeth is pointless. Hello, you can still take selfies for the 'gram. Dive into affordable yet effective teeth whitening from SmileDirectClub and save 15% on whitening kits when you use the promo code NEWYEARS

Nvidia's Acquisition of Arm Has a Long Way to Go

36Gizmodo / 10h
When Nvidia announced back in September that it had reached a deal to buy Arm Limited for $40 billion , a regulatory investigation was just a matter of time. And lo, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has begun soliciting third-parties to weigh in on how the deal might affect competition ahead of an… Read more...

Samsung's larger 'Frame' TV can now switch into portrait mode

59Mashable / 10h
"The Frame" received some new upgrades in 2021. Samsung launched the line of TVs in 2017. Not only do they come equipped with an actual frame, but they also have an Art Mode feature that allows you to display paintings and photos. The new version of the 43-inch model lets you switch between landscape and portrait mode. That way, if you want to display a nice portrait photo (or watch some TikTok v

How to Insert a Word File into a Different Word Document

28How-To Geek / 10h
If the content of another Microsoft Word document is relevant to the content in a Word doc you’re currently working on, you can embed or migrate the text of that document into your current document. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Watch vs Garmin: how to choose the right smartwatch for you

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Do you pick Apple or Garmin? Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice

JBL's latest earbuds and headphones pack 'smart' noise cancelling

70Engadget / 10h
JBL is rolling out a veritable deluge of earbuds and headphones ahead of CES — and many of them will be helpful for both tuning out the world and bringing it in. The AirPods -like Live Pro+ (pictured above), fitness-oriented Live Free NC+, sporty Reflect Mini NC TWS , over-ear Live 660NC (below) and on-ear Live 460NC all have active noise cancelling with a Smart Ambient mode that, like other tran

Harman's latest audio tech is designed for in-car concerts

48Engadget / 10h
Concert venues around the world have been closed for nearly 10 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists have turned to livestreams and socially-distanced drive-in shows to earn some revenue while they can’t tour, and so fans have something to look forward to. Samsung subsidiary Harman has recognized the uptick in livestreamed and drive-in concerts and has developed new in-car audio tech in a

The Real Culprits Steering Students Into Doing Big Oil's Dirty Work

65Gizmodo / 10h
Plummeting demand for fuel amid covid-19 lockdowns has left the oil and gas industry in shambles . That’s bad news for the recent college grads profiled in a piece the New York Times published this weekend, all of whom hoped to find “elite positions” in the fossil fuel industry. Cue the tiny violins, right? Read more...

Updates From Halloween Kills, Riverdale, and More

54Gizmodo / 10h
Paramount wants to bring Spamalot to the big screen. Doom Patrol returns to filming. Get new looks at Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead . Plus, a sneak peek at Solar Opposite ’s return, and what’s to come on Legacies and The Stand . Spoilers away! Read more...

Microsoft promises huge improvements in Azure uptime

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Azure Active Directory is making an ambitious availability commitment, promising to raise its SLA from 99.9% to 99.99% uptime.

Virgin, TalkTalk and Plusnet are in competition for the best broadband deals

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If you're looking for a new fibre broadband deal, TalkTalk, Virgin and Plusnet all have really strong offers right now.

JBL's latest soundbar offers Dolby Atmos for $400

76Engadget / 10h
It was just last year that we got our first look at JBL’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar, so it’s little surprise the Harman-owned brand is taking at another, somewhat more sophisticated stab at one for 2021. Enter JBL’s new Bar 5.0 MultiBeam , a $400 soundbar that uses multiple angled speakers, beamforming and that virtual Atmos tech to produce what JBL claims is “immersive, 3D” audio. For the unawa

How To Keep Your Bedroom Warm and Toasty All Winter Long

Lifehacker / 10h
Top Product: Utopia Bedding Comforter Duvet Insert | $28 | Amazon Read more...

Twitch just removed one of its most popular emotes

24SlashGear / 10h
Twitch has announced that it’s removing the PogChamp emote from its platform. Emotes have been central to the Twitch experience for years, and PogChamp has historically been one of the most popular emotes on Twitch. PogChamp as we know it has been wiped from the service as this point, but Twitch has also indicated that it will look to replace … Continue reading

WeLink raises $185M to deliver high-bandwidth wireless internet to the home using 5G

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Cable or fiber. For the vast majority of American homes, there’s no choice of how customers get their internet access. If you’re lucky to live in some dense urban areas with amenable landlords, that ‘or’ might become an ‘and.’ Yet, as more and more people rely on the internet for more than just cat photos (and after recent events, maybe rely on cat photos as well for sustenance), it seems obvious

California beach luxury: Hilton just opened its first LXR hotel in the US

The Points Guy / 10h
The points-hotel battle in the Los Angeles area continues to heat up. On Tuesday, Hilton shared that the formerly independent Oceana Santa Monica has joined the Hilton family — effective immediately — under its new, high-end LXR brand after a $25 million renovation. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Oceana Santa Monica becomes the sixth ope

New California law gives third-party apps exactly what they deserve

68Gizmodo / 10h
Sometimes a tweet can lead to actual change. Nearly a year ago, in January 2020, San Francisco restaurant owner Pim Techamuanvivit let loose a Twitter thread about how a customer had called up her restaurant, Kin Khao, to ask why he hadn’t received his delivery order yet. Techamuanvivit was confused because Kin Khao… Read more...

Love And Hip Hop Star Banned From United After Onboard Fight With Instagram Model

40View from the Wing / 10h
Love and Hip Hop star Chinese Kitty got into a fight with Instagram model Baddy Gi on board a United Airlines flight - and wound up banned from United. In video taken on the plane you can see a man standing between the two attention-hounds trying to keep them apart. Chinese Kitty, born Taylor Hing, is known for her work on the Miami version of the television series. She attacks "Baddy Gi" and the

Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo, but got laughed out of the room

1KEngadget / 10h
Somehow, it’s already been two decades since Microsoft first announced the Xbox, its foray into console gaming. Specifically, the Xbox was unveiled at CES in 2001 — to commemorate that launch, Bloomberg has published an in-depth oral history of how the console came to be. It’s a fascinating read, but one particular passage stands out: details on Microsoft’s efforts to secure games for the brand-n

New Air Canada Aeroplan & Virgin Australia Partnership

81One Mile at a Time / 10h
Air Canada Aeroplan has done an incredible job adding airline partners outside the Star Alliance in recent months, as the program has added Etihad , Azul , Vistara , and Air Serbia . Aeroplan has now announced yet another new partner — Virgin Australia will become an Air Canada Aeroplan partner as of January 19, 2021 . While the two airlines have already codeshared for connectivity at Australian

Kanarys raises $3 million for its data-driven platform to assess diversity and inclusion efforts

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Mandy Price was already a highly successful lawyer in private practice before she took the jump into entrepreneurship alongside two co-founders to launch Kanarys a little over one year ago. The Harvard Law School graduated didn’t have to start her company, which helps businesses measure the efficacy of their diversity and inclusion efforts using hard data, but she needed to start the company. Now

Lenovo’s new all-in-one has a swiveling screen, because sure, why not?

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Leave it to Lenovo to give the world a swiveling all-in-one. It’s kind of the company’s M.O. – not always the most necessary or practical, but never not interesting. When it comes to fairly staid product categories like this, I’m all for trying something a little weird. And hey, in a world of convertible and two-in-one the devices, the big, heavy AIO has always been a hold out. Let’s start with t

The Mandalorian's MicroLED displays could kill off the green screen for good – here's why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Sony will start selling virtual set displays to replace green screens.

OKR-focused Gtmhub raises $30M Series B after growing 3x in 2020

500+TechCrunch / 10h
This morning Gtmhub , a multinational startup that builds software to help other companies manage their corporate planning, announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B. The round was led by Insight , and included both participation from new investor Singular , and prior investors LauncHub and CRV . Gtmhub raised capital around 13 months ago, a $9 million Series A . At the time, the new ca

These super useful new Microsoft Teams updates are live from today

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Earlier this week, Microsoft Teams confirmed that its December 2020 feature update was now available for all users,

Fears schools will be overwhelmed by laptopless pupils

3KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Allowing pupils without laptops into schools could limit the impact of the closures, say head.

The NEC LAVIE Pro Mobile is a super-portable 13″ notebook with some weird decisions

SlashGear / 10h
Lenovo and NEC have updated the LAVIE Pro Mobile notebook, with a revamped version for CES 2021 that promises longer battery life and more performance. Turning more than a few heads last year with its handsome and restrained styling and slender profile, the LAVIE Pro Mobile dresses its hints of Surface Laptop in an unusual navy blue finish, and now … Continue reading

Korea’s artificial sun just ran for 20 astonishing seconds

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

Can You Use Apple Fitness+ without an Apple Watch?

How-To Geek / 10h
Apple Fitness is designed for Apple Watch users. If you don’t have an Apple Watch, you can kind of use the app … a little bit. But not really, here’s why. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

McGregor vs Poirier 2: live stream, date, and how to watch UFC 257 online anywhere

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Follow our guide to find a UFC 257 live stream and watch McGregor vs Poirier 2 online this January as MMA's biggest star returns to Octagon action.

South Africans burn 5G towers

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5G towers have been burnt down amid unfounded claims that it spreads COVID-19

Vodafone offers 12 months free broadband to small businesses

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Vodafone offers free to connectivity to aid SMBs affected by lockdown.

This cheap soundbar could be a great alternative to the Sonos Arc

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JBL announces new Soundbar to rival pricier competitors.

JBL unveils noise-cancelling wireless earbuds to rival the Apple AirPods Pro

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The JBL Live Pro+ wireless earbuds were announced during CES 2021 alongside over-ear and on-ear noise-cancelling headphones.

The JBuds Are the Perfect Pair of Moderately Priced Wireless Earbuds, Now 15% Off

Gizmodo / 11h
JBuds Air True Wireless Earbuds | $40 | Amazon Read more...

Flipkart adds Marathi language to its platform

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Flipkart now supports six Indian languages as against five by its arch rival Amazon in a strategy to increase its reach to the non-metro and non-Hindi speaking users in the country.

These noise-cancelling headphones could be the perfect travel companions

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
JBL's new noise-cancelling headphones are made with business professionals in mind.

Quantum Metric raises $200M, now valued at over $1B, for its digital product design platform

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Digital product design — the process of building services like websites and apps that work without bugs and as you intend them to — has come into focus as an especially important thing to get right in the last year. With more customers using sites and apps to interact with a business, if something is broken or just isn’t working that well, you can lose them much more easily than in the past in ph

Samsung simplifies with a lower-price premium Chromebook

90TechCrunch / 11h
Happy almost CES! Sure the year’s biggest consumer electronics show hasn’t officially kicked off, but, well, what do such arbitrary signposts really mean in a year like 2021, right? Samsung just dropped what’s almost certainly one of its biggest pieces of news for the show, with the arrival of the Galaxy Chromebook 2. The two-in-one follows almost a year to a day after the announcement of the ori

K.I.T.T from Knight Rider is going on auction

28Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

7 Unassuming Kitchen Gadgets to Make Life Easier

How-To Geek / 11h
Not all kitchen gadgets have to be big and bulky—even the smallest can really come in handy. All of these little utensils will fit in a drawer and make your life easier. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Marriott Platinum Status With Credit Card Bonus: Last Chance

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
For a couple of months now there has been an incredible opportunity to earn Bonvoy Platinum status with a Marriott co-branded credit card . This is a reminder that the Marriott Platinum credit card offers are due to expire on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 , so you have less than a week remaining to take advantage of these excellent offers. Amazing Bonvoy credit card bonuses The two co-branded Marri

Samsung's $550 Galaxy Chromebook 2 Rocks a Gorgeous Paint Job and QLED Display

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45Gizmodo / 11h
Last year’s Galaxy Chromebook was one of the slickest laptops announced at CES, and now for CES 2021, Samsung is returning with the Galaxy Chromebook 2 which sports a more affordable price tag and the first QLED display available on any Chrome OS device. Read more...

This Lenovo All-in-One PC Has a Rotating Display, and It Looks Badass

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82Gizmodo / 11h
When people think of all-in-one computers, the first one that comes to mind might be Apple’s iMac. But Lenovo’s upcoming Yoga AIO 7 has more tricks up its sleeve than a Mac—or any other AIO desktop PC for that matter. This isn’t Lenovo’s first AIO desktop, but the company has vastly improved upon its current Yoga… Read more...

NEC LAVIE MINI is an 8-inch gaming laptop with a Switch-style controller

SlashGear / 11h
Lenovo and NEC promised something big from their collaboration, but the LAVIE MINI is actually unexpectedly small, in the best possible way. A tiny convertible PC, it’s designed to be both an 8-inch go-anywhere miniature notebook and a portable PC gaming system, complete with a detachable controller. It may be tiny, but there’s still space for up to an 11th … Continue reading

Local news app News Break raises $115M

100+TechCrunch / 11h
The popular news app News Break is announcing that it has raised $115 million in new funding. The press release claims this round makes News Break “one of the first new unicorns of 2021,” but the startup declined to disclose its actual valuation. Founder and CEO Jeff Zheng said that when he started the company in 2015, the goal was to differentiate itself from other news aggregation apps by focus

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 is cheaper and sports a QLED screen

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81Engadget / 11h
I'm going to call it: Samsung makes the best-looking Chromebooks around. The company turned heads last CES with the Galaxy Chromebook — a razor thin, bright red convertible with a 4K OLED screen. Its other Galaxy laptops like the Book Flex series are also beautifully designed, with similarly sharp profiles and gorgeous colors. But in spite of its good looks, the Galaxy Chromebook suffered from at

Lenovo's Tab P11 Android tablet is targeted at families

76Engadget / 11h
Lenovo has released a new Android tablet at this year’s CES, though it has a rather familiar name. It’s called the Lenovo Tab P11, and it appears to be a more budget-friendly and lesser version of last year’s Tab P11 Pro . While the P11 Pro is aimed at professionals, the P11 is aimed more at families. The P11’s display, for example, is not quite as advanced as the one on the P11 Pro. Instead of a

The Lavie Mini is a modern netbook that doubles as a game console

95Engadget / 11h
With tablets and full-size laptops as pervasive as they are, it can be easy to forget that — for a few years there, at least — netbooks were all the rage. And why wouldn’t they be? What they lacked in pure power, they made up for with portability and cost-effectiveness. It’s no wonder some people get nostalgic over them; we just didn’t expect them to be in a position to pitch new products at Leno

Lenovo's Yoga 7 AiO can flip between landscape and portrait modes

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68Engadget / 11h
It’s time again for Lenovo to update its products, and brace yourselves, because there’s a ton of them. As part of its CES 2021 newspalooza, the company is announcing a slew of new devices like laptops, tablets, all-in-ones and monitors. Of note are the new IdeaPad 5G 14-inch, the Yoga AiO 7 and new IdeaPad 5 Pros with AMD chips. Most of these aren’t slated to arrive in the US at the moment, thou

Book now: United opens the global saver award floodgates

73The Points Guy / 11h
It’s hard to plan future travels as countries continue to add restrictions, close borders and — in some cases — enter yet another round of pandemic-related lockdowns . It isn’t hard to dream about where 2021 could take us , though, and United’s made it especially easy today. As TPG reader Zach G. has pointed out, the airline has opened up saver business-class awards on a huge range of internation

How to Move the Taskbar to the Top of Your Screen on Windows 10

41How-To Geek / 11h
If you’re the kind of Windows 10 user that likes to spice things up, why not move your taskbar to a new location—like the top of your screen? Once there, it works just as you would expect it to, including the Start menu. It’s also a great party trick. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 delivers QLED and special stylus support

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Samsung is adding to its Chrome OS range, with a new notebook, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, joining the line-up as a more affordable option. Adding to, rather than replacing, the existing high-end Galaxy Chromebook launched last year, this second model trims the starting price to under $700 but introduces features like a QLED display for the first time. In … Continue reading

Mercedes unveils Hyperscreen, a curved 56-inch screen for its flagship EQS electric vehicle

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Three years ago, Mercedes-Benz unveiled MBUX, an infotainment system that represented a leap forward in the legacy automotive industry. That system, with its crisp graphics, intuitive user interface and voice assistant, was closer to the experience of using a smartphone and finally got away from the pixelated screens and cluttered designs found in most modern infotainment systems. Mercedes unveil

Lenovo IdeaPad range adds 5G laptop and more for CES 2021

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SlashGear / 11h
Lenovo is revamping its IdeaPad range for 2021, debuting a handful of new laptops and convertibles for CES 2021, along with a new Tab P11 tablet. Among the features likely to prompt most excitement are optional embedded 5G in select models, along with 2K display options and a pair of new monitors. However, those in North America may not be … Continue reading

Lenovo Yoga AIO 7 is a clever 27-inch rotating all-in-one PC

SlashGear / 11h
Lenovo may have a whole range of new IdeaPad notebooks today, but it’s a fresh all-in-one, the Yoga AIO 7, that has caught our eye at CES 2021. Centered around a 27-inch 4K display, the newest Yoga model can flip its screen around by 90-degrees for portrait use. If you’re casting content from a smarten or other mobile device, which … Continue reading

This is how LG’s transparent displays could be used in the real world

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

Looking Glass launching software that can turn your photos in holograms

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Looking Glass Factory, the company that created the world's first holographic display in 2018 has unveiled a unique device that makes holographic technology accessible to a wider audience

Samsung to make new TVs more accessible

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Samsung announced it will be making sure all of its 2021 QLED and Neo QLED TVs will come with new features to help the sight and hearing impaired

NASA Lucy mission integrates its second scientific instrument

SlashGear / 11h
The first NASA mission to the Trojan asteroids is called Lucy. The spacecraft is closer to launch after the Lucy team integrated its second scientific instrument called L’TES, or Lucy Thermal Emission Spectrometer. When complete, the spacecraft will have three scientific instruments, and Lucy project manager Donya Douglas-Bradshaw says having two of the three instruments integrated is an exciting

Glia raises $78M for its integrated, hands-on, AI-based customer service platform

100+TechCrunch / 12h
The ongoing push for social distancing to slow the spread of Covid-19 has meant that more people than ever before are using internet-based services to get things done. And that is having a direct impact on digital customer service, which is seeing unprecedented traffic and demands when things are not running smoothly. Today, one of the startups that’s built an interesting, very “hands-on” approac

PS5 stock tracker claims 'huge third shipment' will hit UK today

26TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
PS5 restocks have been rumored for today, but will they materialize?

Kia unveils new logo with a record-breaking fireworks display

SlashGear / 12h
South Korean automaker Kia is not known for making supercars (at least not yet), but its new vehicles are gathering the attention of enthusiasts and ordinary car buyers alike. Case in point, the new Kia Telluride three-row SUV, the reigning 2020 World Car of the Year winner, or the brand-new Kia K5 sports sedan with its bold and angular styling. … Continue reading

Facial recognition identifies people wearing masks

1KBBC News - Technology / 12h
NEC developed the system in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK is investigating NVIDIA's acquisition of ARM

89Engadget / 12h
The UK’s competition regulator has launched an investigation into NVIDIA’s $40 billion acquisition of ARM. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has asked interested third parties to submit views on the deal ahead of an investigation that will commence later in 2021. ARM employs 3,000 people in Britain, but the CMA won’t consider the takeover’s impact on employment. Rather, it will assess h

A beginner’s guide to picking a cruise line

The Points Guy / 12h
So you think you want to take a cruise? First, let me just say that you’ll likely love it. I’ve been cruising for more than 25 years , on just about every line that’s out there, and I can tell you it’s a wonderful way to travel. It’s not for everyone, of course. There are plenty of people who have tried it once or twice and just aren’t fans. There also are plenty of Never Cruisers out there — peo

What's the Least You Should Spend on a Smartphone?

43How-To Geek / 12h
When I tell people my job, I’m often asked, “what’s the least I should spend on a new phone?” The answer, if an admittedly pithy one, is “whatever your budget can afford.” With smartphones as with everything else, if you spend more, you get more. But if all you can afford is a $150 phone, then get a $150 phone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use Windows 10’s Built-in Screen Capture Tool

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Windows 10 can record a video of your screen without any third-party software. Here’s how to find and use Windows 10’s easy-to-use Capture utility to record your display. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Create a Managed Kubernetes Cluster on DigitalOcean

How-To Geek / 12h
Kubernetes is a platform for orchestrating containerised applications. Learn how to get started with DigitalOcean’s Managed Kubernetes service in this article. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Lacework lands $525M investment as revenue grows 300%

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As the pandemic took hold in 2020, companies accelerated their move to cloud services. Lacework, the cloud security startup, was in the right place at the right time as customers looked for ways to secure their cloud native workloads. The company reported that revenue grew 300% year over year for the second straight year. It was rewarded for that kind of performance with a $525 million Series D t

Hopin buys livestreaming startup StreamYard for $250M as it looks to expand its product lineup

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This morning Hopin , a quickly-growing startup that sells a technology platform for hosting digital events, announced that it has acquired StreamYard . The acquired company, which bootstrapped itself to material revenue scale, will retain its brand and in-market product. The deal is worth $250 million, paid in a mix of cash and stock. Hopin raised a $40 million Series A in late June of 2020 , and

Mercedes-Benz MBUX Hyperscreen is a vast digital dash for the 2022 EQS electric sedan

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SlashGear / 12h
We all thought the EQC SUV would be America’s first taste of an all-electric Mercedes-Benz. As it turns out, the flagship EQS luxury electric sedan will be the first to land in the United States, and it’s bringing along a new feature that will make the new S-Class green with envy: the next-gen MBUX Hyperscreen, a truly vast digital dashboard … Continue reading

NHL live stream 2021: how to watch the new hockey season online from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Don’t miss a second of the hockey action this year- follow our guide to watch an NHL live stream and catch every game of the 2021 season online.

Many employees would accept a pay cut to work from home

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75% of UK office workers would accept, or have accepted, a pay cut in exchange for a fully remote role.

Zyrus LP1200 Strada is a modified Lamborghini Huracan Performante

SlashGear / 12h
A company out of Norway called Zyrus Engineering has taken an already impressive performing car, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, and made it perform better. The car the company created is known as the LP1200 Strada and results from two years of testing. Over those two years, the company spent 3728 miles on race tracks. One glance at the image above … Continue reading

Adata reveals seriously fast next-gen DDR5 RAM optimized for Intel motherboards

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Hopefully we won’t be waiting too long for these superfast sticks of memory which go up to 64GB in capacity