Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Tuesday Technology and More!

Tuesday Technology and more...


What is an AI chip? Everything you need to know

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
All your questions about AI chips, answered.

Viral 5G Conspiracy Diagram Actually Shows How to Build Your Own Guitar Pedal

3KGizmodo / 7h
Does this diagram show the secret plans of Bill Gates and his minions to inject 5G chips into the bloodstreams of unsuspecting people who get the covid-19 vaccine? Not quite. But it can sure scoop the hell out of those mids. Read more...

The Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma Has Disappeared

6KFuturism / 3h
Without a Trace Chinese billionaire and founder of e-commerce platform Alibaba Jack Ma has been unusually absent from public view for the last two months, Reuters reports , causing speculation in the Western media about whether he’s run afoul of the watchful eye of the Chinese Communist Party. Spurring speculation on social media, Ma didn’t appear on a final episode of a TV show called “Africa’s


Nintendo buys Canadian game studio in rare acquisition

TechCrunch / 12min
While gaming giants Sony and Microsoft have made M&A a critical part of their strategic growth plans, Nintendo has always seemed to be more reluctant to bring outside talent into the fold of its video game empire. Today, the company announced that it will be acquiring the developer behind Luigi’s Mansion 3, Canada-based Next Level Games. Nintendo’s announcement is the first studio acquisition for

Affirm targets up to $38 per share in IPO, pushing its valuation above $9B

24TechCrunch / 13min
Today Affirm , a fintech startup that offers payment options to e-commerce customers, released a new S-1/A filing . The new document follows a late-December filing of a similar nature, though that update focused on changing the language of Affirm’s reported results , tweaking its language to remove some adjusted metrics, and hewing closer to generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. The

How to save your company time and money on shipping

Engadget / 16min
E-commerce has made it easier and faster than ever for the average consumer to get their hands on products they love, but with that comes high expectations. SMBs and online merchants need to factor in fulfillment into their business model, and that means competing with large retailers like Walmart and Amazon to provide a fast, reliable shipping experience. Shipping and fulfillment aren’t the most

Saving video gaming’s source code treasures before it’s too late

20Ars Technica / 17min
Days of Thunder Enlarge / The Days of Thunder NES prototype source code on these disks sat in his basement for 30 years before being uncovered upon his death. (credit: VGHF ) When most people think of preserving video game history , they probably imagine a museum full of boxed consoles and cartridges, or maybe a massive, digital database of emulatable ROM files ripped from the original physical m

Intel hints at imminent Rocket Lake-S launch with discontinuation of older 300-series chipsets

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
Intel's 300-series motherboards have reached end of life just days ahead of CES

It's Time to Declutter Your Streaming Watchlists

Lifehacker / 31min
Have you ever come across a show and thought, “I should add that to my list,” only to find out it was already there? With so much content, it’s easy to build a lot of unwatched clutter. (If the average person has 82.7 bookmarked websites , imagine what our watchlists look like). Here’s how to reset your list and find… Read more...

Would You Put These Bizarre Funko Pops on Your Shelf?

Gizmodo / 37min
As someone who doesn’t pay any attention to Funko Pops, I’m always a little concerned by the staggering amount of products the company has. The seemingly infinite line of collectibles spans multiple decades of media, turning some of our favorite nerd properties into plastic figures with oversized heads. Anytime I… Read more...

Awesome: New JetBlue Mosaic Companion Perk

54One Mile at a Time / 37min
Airline loyalty programs have announced a variety of new elite benefits and modified elite requirements for 2021, given that this is a time unlike any other. In mid-December 2020, JetBlue announced that the TrueBlue program would have reduced elite requirements for 2021, as well as offer additional perks for Mosaic members. The coolest of these new elite perks is a Mosaic companion benefit, so th

Indian electronics and lifestyle brand Boat raises $100 million from Warburg Pincus

Boat India Warburg Pincus•
60TechCrunch / 42min
Boat, an electronics and lifestyle startup in India, has raised $100 million in a new financing round that many independent investors termed as the most successful hardware startup story in the world’s second largest internet market. An affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a New York-headquartered private equity firm, financed the entire Series B round for the four-year-old Indian startup, which sells lo

How Segment redesigned its core systems to solve an existential scaling crisis

60TechCrunch / 42min
Segment , the startup Twilio bought last fall for $3.2 billion , was just beginning to take off in 2015 when it ran into a scaling problem: It was growing so quickly, the tools it had built to process marketing data on its platform were starting to outgrow the original system design. Inaction would cause the company to hit a technology wall, managers feared. Every early-stage startup craves growt

How Hilton’s extended elite status helped my family explore destinations close to home this year

The Points Guy / 46min
In mid-2020, Hilton became one of the first major hotel brands to announce that it would extend Hilton Honors elite status for members through 2022 due to the effects of COVID-19 on its customers and the travel industry. Status typically only lasts 12 months with inactivity or falling short of the stay/point or card status requirements. But, it’s been extended up to 24 months in an effort to give

‘Minecraft Earth’ will shut down on June 30th

Microsoft Minecraft Earth•
42Engadget / 52min
A little over a year after bringing Minecraft Earth in the US , Microsoft announced this week it will shut down the game later this year . Minecraft Earth players have until June 30th, 2021, to play the augmented reality title before Microsoft shuts down its servers and it’s no longer available to download from app marketplaces. Developer Mojang Studios blamed the coronavirus pandemic and all the

Extra Crunch Perks: 20% discount on all TechCrunch 2021 events

76TechCrunch / 1h
We’ve announced our slate of 2021 events, and we’d like to take this time to remind you that annual or two-year Extra Crunch members can receive a 20% discount on all TechCrunch 2021 virtual events. How to get the discount If you’re an annual or two-year subscriber, contact extracrunch@techcrunch.com to request your event ticket discount code. Our customer service team typically responds with the

GitHub alumni are building Rewatch, a solution for your Zoom fatigue

68TechCrunch / 1h
The rise of distributed teams in response to the coronavirus has led to more video-conferencing meetings for all of us. As offices remain closed, distributed work is forcing companies to figure out a better way than Zoom or Google Hangouts to meet with employees across time zones and teams. Rewatch wants to make meetings more efficient, and maybe even shorter. Co-founded by Connor Sears and Scott

Tile UWB tracker leaks as tag-maker prepares for Apple AirTag and Amazon Sidewalk

Tile UWB Launch Apple•
SlashGear / 1h
Tile is preparing to launch its first ultra wideband (UWB) tracker, with new leaks suggesting the upcoming tag will take on Apple and Samsung as the company broadens its partnerships to maintain its defining position in the category. Tile currently relies on Bluetooth for its range of tracking tags, tapping short-range connections to smartphones, routers, and other devices to help … Continue read

U.S. Space Force Will Get Next-Gen Missile-Warning Satellites From Lockheed Martin

24Gizmodo / 1h
The Pentagon has granted Lockheed Martin a $4.9 billion contract to build three missile-warning satellites for the U.S. Space Force. Parked in geosynchronous orbit, the next-generation satellites will warn of incoming threats from virtually anywhere in the world. Read more...

Super-Flexible Display Could Enable Real-Life Active Camouflage

65Futurism / 1h
Smart Camouflage A team of engineers from Rutgers University have created a stretchy, 3D-printed material that can change color on demand — an exotic material that could lead to an entirely new type of military camouflage. As detailed in a new study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces this month, the smart gels were inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopu

Flipper Zero turns hacking into a Tamagotchi-style game

53Engadget / 1h
Flipper Zero is a small, Tamagotchi-like gadget that its creators hope will get people into hacking. Just like the classic digital pet, the device has a cute, needy creature at its heart. One big difference is that this dolphin loves to hack. Just like an actual Tamagotchi, the built-in controls are simple, with a five-button directional pad and an exit/back button. It has a tiny, low-power 1.4-i

Get Help From a Mental Health Professional Without Leaving Your Home

Futurism / 1h
It’s a cliche at this point to talk about how awful a year 2020 was. But it’s nevertheless true . As a result, more and more people are turning to online counseling platforms to help cope with the seemingly endless torrent of hardship and grief that the year has brought. And if you’ve been considering it for yourself, Online-Therapy.com has everything you need to find the professional mental heal

Morbidly hilarious 'Search Party' Season 4 trailer is back on the hunt

Mashable / 1h
The party isn't over. HBO Max's Search Party will return for a fourth season, once again focused on finding a missing person — but this time it's Dory herself (Alia Shawkat). Now infamous for her high-profile murder trial, Dory has been kidnapped by her stalker ( Difficult People 's Cole Escola) who claims to be her only real friend (potentially true, at this point in the series). Where Dory hers

This HP Full HD monitor includes built-in audio and is just $159

44Mashable / 1h
Save $110.99: The HP 27-inch Full HD monitor with built-in audio is on sale for just $159 at Amazon as of Jan. 5. Some of you might have lucked into a really nice gift over the holidays, such as a shiny new laptop to help with school or work. But while you're stuck at home and can't try it out at your favorite coffee shop, it's best to build the ultimate at-home workspace with all of the essentia

V.R. Is Not a Hit. That’s OK.

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
Not every technology needs to be in the hands of billions of people to make a difference.

AMD overtakes Intel in desktop CPU market share for the first time in 15 years

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
AMD takes the lead from Intel in desktop CPU market share for the first time in 15 years.

Put Peanut Butter Powder in Everything

54Lifehacker / 1h
It wasn’t very long ago that mainstream nut butter options were limited to the smooth or chunky varieties of peanut butter offered by a handful of familiar brands (or their in-store generic counterparts). Today, reality is far nuttier. A wide variety of nuts and seeds can now easily be purchased in butter form, which… Read more...

A huge electric car milestone was hit in 2020

SlashGear / 1h
Electric car sales in Norway surged to overtake internal combustion vehicles in 2020, a milestone for EVs, though the automakers driving that success might come as a surprise. 54.3-percent of new passenger vehicle sales in 2020 were battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and the demand for all-electric seems to be increasing. Indeed, December 2020 – which according to the Norwegian Road … Continue rea

Congress Is Investigating the Collapsed Arecibo Observatory

400+Futurism / 1h
Time To Rebuild In December, the radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory abruptly collapsed after enduring months of structural damage. Now, Congress is calling for a progress report from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is investigating the damage as well as what it would take to rebuild the iconic bastion of astronomical and SETI research, Space.com reports . Details ar

Injustice 2, Torchlight 3 lead Xbox Game Pass new arrivals in January

SlashGear / 1h
Microsoft has detailed the first games that will be joining the Xbox Game Pass roster in 2021, and there are some big names in the lineup. In all, Microsoft today announced seven new games that will hit Game Pass in January, covering not only the PC and console versions of the service, but also Android game streaming. Of course, if … Continue reading

The fascinating reason why Air New Zealand’s US flights will stop in Hawaii during the pandemic

The Points Guy / 1h
The coronavirus has upended airline route networks as we know them. In addition to adding new leisure-focused destinations for passengers , airlines have redrawn their route maps to minimize the chance that crew members contract the virus. The latest modification comes from Air New Zealand. Beginning Feb. 2, 2021, the carrier’s U.S. flights will operate with a stop in Honolulu for a crew change.

Kyte raises $9 million to deliver rental cars to your doorstep

100+TechCrunch / 1h
More than two years ago, Ludwig Schoenack, Nikolaus Volk and Francesco Wiedemann looked at the bevy of scooter services, ride-hailing apps, public transit and car-sharing options available in most urban centers in the United States and saw a gap in the mobility market. Consumers who didn’t want to own a car, but needed one for a few days or weeks had two options: head to a car rental center, like

Major: Delta Transitioning To Viasat Inflight Wi-Fi

29One Mile at a Time / 1h
Delta Air Lines has made an exciting announcement when it comes to inflight Wi-Fi today, which moves the airline one stop closer to offering free connectivity. Delta will offer Viasat Wi-Fi on 300+ planes In June 2020 it was announced that Delta would drop its exclusive contract with Gogo for inflight Wi-Fi (the commercial aviation division of Gogo is now owned by Intelsat), and would instead sho

Amazon's latest Fire Kids Edition tablets are all on sale — save 25% when you buy 2

24Mashable / 1h
Save 25% when you buy a pair of Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets now through Feb. 6: OUR TOP PICK: Fire HD 8 Kids Edition — 2 for $209.98 (save $70) BEST BUDGET PICK: Fire 7 Kids Edition — 2 for $149.98 (save $50) BEST FOR BIG-SCREEN VIDEO: Fire HD 10 Kids Edition — 2 for $299.98 (save $100) Remember when we all thought remote learning would be a thing of the past by the time the fall semester be

Apple AirPods sale at Amazon: deals on the 2019 Airpods and AirPods Pro

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Score Apple AirPods on sale at Amazon, including deals on the 2019 AirPods and the AirPods Pro.

Covid travel: Why Instagram is still full of celebrities 'on holiday'

300+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Despite rising infection rates and restrictions in the UK, some celebrities have continued to travel.

Dell's New Curved 40-inch Ultra-Wide Monitor Might be the Perfect Home Office Display

Dell 40 Inch Monitor•
31Gizmodo / 2h
To kick off 2021, Dell just announced what it claims is the world’s first 40-inch curved 5K2K display, and judging by its specs, it might be the ideal high-end display for working from home (maybe make your office pay for it though). Read more...

Move over, iPhone - Foxconn is going big on electric vehicles

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The manufacturing giant behind Apple and Tesla is helping to build an EV.

Google Chrome update fixes this annoying Windows 10 antivirus bug

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Update will prevent antivirus software from blocking new files generated by Chrome in Windows 10.

Hologram Electronics Microcosm: A cheat code for making ambient music

38Engadget / 2h
Sometimes I come across an effect pedal that almost feels like cheating because it just makes everything sound amazing. Empress Effects’ Reverb and Earthquaker Devices’ Afterneath come to mind. And now, Hologram Electronics’ Microcosm joins that list. You can run almost anything through the Microcosm, crank the mix and reverb up to 100 percent and get washed away by gorgeous drones and pads. Hone

Divvy raises $165M as the spend management space stays red-hot

Divvy Raises $165M•
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Today Divvy , a Utah-based startup that focuses on corporate spend management, announced that it has closed a $165 million round at a $1.6 billion valuation. The company said that the new capital was raised from Hanaco, Schonfeld, PayPal Ventures and Whale Rock, along with a cadre of prior investors. The new investment is not Divvy’s first megaround of private capital. The well-known startup rais

New Alexa Device Scans Your Body Using Radar

66Futurism / 2h
Amazon is reportedly developing a new Alexa-enabled device capable of tracking your breathing for signs of sleep apnea while you snooze. The device can sit on a nightstand and measure your breathing using a no-contact radar system, sources close to the project told Business Insider . There aren’t yet many details on what the final product will look like, but BI reports that it’s been given the in

FINAL WEEK: United Explorer Card 70,000 Mile Offer

21View from the Wing / 2h
The United Explorer Card has an offer to earn up to 70,000 bonus miles: 60,000 after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months and an additional 10,000 after you spend $6,000 in the first 6 months. That’s still just an average of $1000 a month, so easily doable for most readers. This is a nice improvement over the last limited-time offer Chase had which ended about six weeks ago. In tha

Chronosphere nabs $43M Series B to expand cloud native monitoring tool

Chronosphere Monitoring•
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Chronosphere , the scalable cloud native monitoring tool launched in 2019 by two former Uber engineers, announced a $43.4 million Series B today. The company also announced that their service was generally available starting today. Greylock, Lux Capital and venture capitalist Lee Fixel, all of whom participated in the startup’s $11 million Series A in 2019, led the round with participation from n

Researchers Find a Faster, More Efficient Way to 3D Print

300+Gizmodo / 2h
Two researchers at Penn State have created a new system for five-axis additive 3D-printing that reduces the amount and density of support materials needed for making printed objects. Read more...

Star Wars The High Republic first wave comic and book release dates

SlashGear / 2h
Today we’re taking a peek at the first wave of books released by LucasFilm, Disney, and the publishers and authors behind a variety of new stories. Star Wars The High Republic is an era of Star Wars that takes place before the Star Wars prequel movies – before The Phantom Menace – in the “Golden Age” of the Jedi, a … Continue reading

Tile to launch a new tracker powered by ultra-wideband technology, add AR finding to app

Tile UWB Apple Launch•
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Tile is preparing to introduce a new product this year that will serve as a rival to Apple’s long-awaited AirTags and other lost item trackers coming to the market, including those from Samsung, TechCrunch has learned. While previous Tile trackers have leveraged Bluetooth to help users locate lost items — like a misplaced set of keys, for example — Tile’s new product will take advantage of UWB (

This outrageous Porsche 911 rally beast is Singer restomod genius

SlashGear / 2h
Singer has made a name for itself taking classic Porsche cars and restoring them with a fastidious attention to detail, but nothing quite prepared us for the Singer All-terrain Competition Study. A custom 911 designed for off-road racing, the striking coupe takes its inspiration from the World Rally Championship, while refusing to let anything as mundane as snow, rocks, or … Continue reading

I love 'Bridgerton' but there's 1 detail in the fight scenes I can't get my head around

89Mashable / 2h
Warning: Contains mild spoilers for Season 1, episodes 2 and 3 of Bridgerton . I'm currently halfway through Season 1 of Bridgerton , and so far I can't get enough of it. The costumes, the classical covers of modern songs, the upper-class snark and subterfuge — it's all great. I binged through the first five episodes in no time at all, and I'll shortly be binging my way through the rest of it. Bu

Tuesday's Best Deals: Always Pan, Hades, RAVPower MagSafe Charger, SpaceNK Beauty Sale, Hompow Mini Projector, JACHS NY Stretch Pants, and More

72Gizmodo / 2h
The Always Pan and a RAVPower MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12 lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Always Pan, Hades, RAVPower MagSafe Charger, SpaceNK Beauty Sale, Hompow Mini Projector, JACHS NY Stretch Pants, and More

72Lifehacker / 2h
The Always Pan and a RAVPower MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12 lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?

200+TechCrunch / 2h
Over the next few weeks, the venture capital industry will compile and release data concerning its Q4 2020 performance, capping a year that saw the world of private capital freeze , thaw and burn . But we can get a peek at a critical part of the VC universe early, thanks to a preview of global fintech investment results from CB Insights . The dataset deals with worldwide investments into fintech

8 investors discuss social gaming’s biggest opportunities

100+TechCrunch / 2h
The gaming industry has had plenty of watershed moments in 2020 as consumer entertainment habits have shifted in response to the pandemic. One trend has been the crystallization of MMOs as social entertainment hubs that serve more needs for users than ever before. Following my survey of gaming-focused investors on trends in the AR/VR world several months ago, I pinged a handful of investors to ta

Top gaming companies hit by major data breach, one million employees affected

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Sensitive information pertaining to employees at some of the web’s most popular gaming companies is available to buy on the dark web.

Xbox Series X survey asks if you want PS5 DualSense features on its controller

55TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
A new Xbox console experience survey asks users some key questions about the Xbox Series X, and could hint to future features.

Harvard Astronomer Argues That Aliens Visited Us in 2017

1KFuturism / 2h
Later this month, Harvard astronomy researcher Avi Loeb will publish a book with the provocative title “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth.” In the book, Loeb doubles down on his controversial theory that ‘ Oumuamua , an interstellar object spotted by astronomers in 2017, may be an alien probe that was sent by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. According to

How to Turn on Dark Mode at Sunset on Android

20How-To Geek / 2h
Dark Mode is a feature that changes the UI to a dark background. This is especially nice on your eyes at night when the light is dim. Here’s how to automatically enable Dark Mode at sunset on your Android device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nintendo buys Next Level Games, and that’s good news for Luigi’s Mansion fans

SlashGear / 2h
Nintendo announced today that it has entered a deal to purchase Canadian studio Next Level Games. This move doesn’t come as a huge shock, as Nintendo and Next Level have worked together at multiple points in Next Level’s nearly 20-year history. Terms of this acquisition weren’t announced today, but Nintendo expects the deal to close by March 1st, 2021. While … Continue reading

Bose Sport Open Earbuds use dipole transducers and seem too good to be true

Bose Sport Earbuds•
SlashGear / 2h
Today the Bose Sport Open Earbuds were revealed with “Bose OpenAudio” tech to avoid going in or covering your ears. These “earbuds” wrap around the back of the wearer’s ear and sit above and to the side. As Bose suggests, there is “nothing in your ears, nothing covering them.” The Bose Sport Open Earbuds sit above, “not over, not in, … Continue reading

Stunning Dell XPS laptop deals can save you over $500 right now

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Dell XPS 13 deals can save you over $500, with prices starting at just $879.99 on powerful configurations right now.

Virgin's broadband and TV deals have come way down in price with £200 off

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
These Virgin broadband and TV deals are excellent thanks to the inclusion of £200 in bill credit and overall cuts in price.

Some Florida counties are using Eventbrite to schedule COVID-19 vaccines

61Engadget / 2h
States are taking charge of COVID-19 vaccine distribution rather than the federal government, but some don't have a statewide plan and are leaving it up to counties. To help manage appointment scheduling, several counties in Florida have turned to ticketing services like Eventbrite , as The Verge reports. For the time being, those in Brevard County who are currently eligible for a vaccine (health

American Airlines Bans Emotional Support Animals

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
In early December 2020, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs) , which allows airlines to no longer accommodate emotional support animals if they don’t want to. Alaska Airlines recently became the first major US airline to announce a ban on emotional support animals, and now American Airlines is following in its footsteps (and I’m sure

How to gameshare on PS5

Mashable / 3h
With the PlayStation 5 ’s gameshare feature, you can play your friend or family member’s digital games on the same console, and you can share a PlayStation Plus subscription too. It’s an excellent way to expand your library or try out games you might not have otherwise played. In order to set up gameshare on the PS5 , you need to dig into the settings and sign into a secondary PlayStation Network

Can You Spot What's Wrong With the UK's New H.G. Wells Commemorative Coin?

100+Gizmodo / 3h
This week, the UK’s Royal Mint announced five new commemorative coins honoring figures like the Queen(!) and Sir Walter Scott. It would’ve been a standard beginning of the new year for the mint, but this year’s edition of collectibles has proven to be controversial as the coin honoring H.G. Wells seems to lack a… Read more...

How to gameshare on Xbox

Mashable / 3h
Gameshare on Xbox is a simple process that allows you to play digital games from your friend or family member’s account. You can even play the games together online and share a single Xbox Live Gold subscription. The process is easy, but has slightly confusing terminology. Once you have it set up, though, you can basically forget it and enjoy all the benefits. Setting up a home Xbox To understand

Researchers make their own enzyme pathway to get CO₂ out of the air

69Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Olivier Le Moal | Getty Images) Before this century is over, we're almost certainly going to need to pull massive amounts of carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere. While we already know how to do carbon capture and storage, it takes a fair amount of energy and equipment, and someone has to pay for all that. It would be far more economical to pull CO 2 out of the air if we cou

FDA Shoots Down Plan to Extend Vaccine Supply With Alternate Dosing

FDA Two UK Covid Pfizer•
100Gizmodo / 3h
The Food and Drug Administration appears to have rejected any alternative strategy for the distribution of covid-19 vaccines—for now, at least. In a statement released Monday evening, FDA chief Stephen Hahn called the possibility of any dosing or scheduling changes “premature” and not supported by the current… Read more...

Guide To Hilton Honors Status Match Program

300+One Mile at a Time / 3h
Since mid-2016, Hilton Honors has been offering a status challenge program (prior to that the program offered outright status matches). All things considered, Hilton is one of the most generous loyalty programs when it comes to giving out status, whether it’s through a credit card or through a status challenge. Hilton Honors has just published its status challenge policy for 2021, and with this w

A 15-inch FHD laptop with a juicy Ryzen 5 CPU just dropped to under $380

20Mashable / 3h
Save $120: The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 laptop with an AMD Ryzen 5 processor is down to $379 at Walmart with free next-day delivery as of Jan. 5. The second semester of the year has a very different energy than the first. Instead of the excitement of a new school year that comes with fall, winter just brings a major attachment to the slow pace of the long break. Your mind may be moving in slow-mo, but th

This Dell 40-inch curved ultrawide 5K display is serious desk-candy

Dell 40 Inch Monitor•
SlashGear / 3h
Dell isn’t short on displays, but the new 40-inch UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor stands out in the PC-maker’s new CES 2021 range. Apparently the world’s first 40-inch ultrawide curved 5K2K monitor, it’s not quite as expansive as some of the desk-dominating screens we’ve seen in recent months, but still promises a considerable productivity (or entertainment) boost. WUHD resolution means … Conti

Watch 14 minutes of next-gen Xbox horror fest 'The Medium'

56Engadget / 3h
The dual-reality horror game The Medium is finally close to launch after several years of work and a last-minute delay , but what’s it like to play? You no longer have to look at brief snippets to find out. Bloober Team has released a 14-minute gameplay of the Xbox Series X and S console exclusive that shows how you’ll juggle the real and spirit worlds. As you might guess, it gets complicated as

Keep an eye on your furry friend with these pet cameras on sale

20Mashable / 3h
Here are the best pet cameras on sale at Amazon as of Jan. 5: OUR TOP PICK: Furbo Dog Camera — save $115.01 BEST FOR CATS: Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera — save $50 BEST BUDGET PICK: Petcube cam — save $15 Our pets have never been closer to us than in the last year. Working remotely, doing online school, and generally staying home more has meant that our cats and dogs have gotten used to their p

Dell’s automatic webcam shutter is genius and every other laptop should steal it

SlashGear / 3h
Dell has a whole bunch of new laptops and desktop computers in the mix this year, and at least one tiny, yet highly innovative new feature. The feature was announced this week on the Dell Latitude 9420 and 9520, two laptops with what might at first appear to be a standard webcam. But this webcam has an automatic shutter called … Continue reading

My Emirates Pass: Save Money In Dubai With Your Emirates Boarding Pass

One Mile at a Time / 3h
Dubai is one of the places open to visitors from around the world in conjunction with testing, so the city is seeing quite a bit of tourism. If you’re flying to Dubai on Emirates (as most people visiting the city are), then it’s worth being aware of a promotion that has been brought back . With “My Emirates Pass” you can save money at 450+ restaurants, leisure destinations, and retail outlets, ac

Windows 10 antivirus is getting a tidy little upgrade

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Some significant security updates are coming to Microsoft Defender for Office 365 this month according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is over $2,000 off

24Mashable / 3h
SAVE OVER $2,000: As of Jan. 5, one of Lenovo's most popular laptops — the ThinkPad X1 Carbon — is over $2,000 off on their direct website. You've officially made it to the new year, which means we can finally leave the dumpster fire that was 2020 behind for good. Hopefully 2021 will be better, but we don't want to jinx it — that doesn't mean you shouldn't celebrate your success in surviving the

YouTube has suspended a News Corporation-owned radio station

40Engadget / 3h
YouTube has taken down a channel run by talkRadio, a British radio station owned by a subsidiary of News Corporation . The only information left on the page at time of publication is that talkRadio was “terminated for violating YouTube’s community guidelines.” BBC News says that the video-sharing service has yet to provide a detailed statement about the removal, but speculates that the channel sp

How to Configure Microsoft Teams Notifications

36How-To Geek / 3h
Microsoft Teams does a great job of informing you about new messages and other activity, but it can get a bit overwhelming if you’re in lots of teams. Here’s how to turn off or customize Microsoft Teams notification. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

I Will Be Forever Ruined by This Incredible 8K OLED—That Also Costs $20,000

100+Gizmodo / 3h
How much is too much for an 8K TV? Read more...

It is time for the UK to seize the 5G opportunity

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The UK is in a strong position to benefit from 5G now that there is clarity.

Stave off scammers with a spam call and text blocker on sale

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Stop spam calls with a three-year subscription to RoboKiller Spam Call and Text Blocker , on sale for $49.99 as of Jan. 5. From automated calls claiming your car warranty has expired to fake IRS agents wanting to steal your data, spam calls are extremely annoying and potentially dangerous. While lawmakers have passed legislation to address the problem, these calls aren’t going to disappear

UK-based .eu domain holders must move to the EU, or lose their websites

74TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
From the start of the new year, many UK citizens with .eu web addresses would have noticed that their websites and email addresses no longer worked.

Ditch 'The Great Suspender' Before It Becomes a Security Risk

200+Gizmodo / 4h
I’ve been a fan of The Great Suspender extension for years. Even when Google would drop new features into its Chrome browser to reduce the resources inactivate browser tabs eat up, I still trusted The Great Suspender to “inactivate” them for me to lessen the load on my system. But The Great Suspender has recently… Read more...

Microsoft Flight Simulator real-time snow update serves up a winter wonderland

20SlashGear / 4h
In the northern hemisphere, winter is currently in full swing, and what better way to welcome these chilly months than by adding a touch of winter to one of 2020’s most popular games? The team behind Microsoft Flight Simulator at Asobo Studio has given us a look at the game’s new real-time snow feature, which will blanket some maps with … Continue reading

Bentley introduce the new Bentayga Hybrid

Popular Mechanics / 4h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Upgrade your morning coffee with this fancy espresso machine

20Mashable / 4h
Save $170: As of Jan. 5, the fancy Calphalon Temp IQ espresso machine is on sale for $229.99 at Amazon, down from $399.99. The first week back to the regular grind after the holidays is always a little rough. You might find yourself relying on caffeine more than usual to stay focused. And hey, maybe it's time to upgrade your morning coffee routine. Calphalon's Temp IQ espresso machine is like hav

'Call of Duty: Warzone' players used an app to cheat matchmaking

55Engadget / 4h
Call of Duty: Warzone players on PCs have had to contend with numerous glitches and cheaters, and now it appears that one of the tools meant to fight cheating has created its own problems. Warzone Companion developer Dmitry Shmyko told Eurogamer that he’s changing his app after people abused its anti-cheat features to rig skill-based matchmaking. The tool was meant to spot cheaters in lobbies by

Ditch 'The Great Suspender' Before It Becomes a Security Risk

200+Lifehacker / 4h
I’ve been a fan of The Great Suspender extension for years. Even when Google would drop new features into its Chrome browser to reduce the resources inactivate browser tabs eat up, I still trusted The Great Suspender to “inactivate” them for me to lessen the load on my system. But The Great Suspender has recently… Read more...

As If Covid Wasn’t Enough, People Are Getting Shot At Their Hotels [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 4h
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 ...

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - January 2021

100+Wired / 4h
This month’s focus is on Zhang Zhan, who had been posting reports from Wuhan since early February. She was arrested in May.

26 Movies We Want to See in 2021—One Way or Another

100+Wired / 4h
From Dune to Black Widow, a ton of films got delayed due to Covid-19. Here are the ones WIRED is hoping to see, whether at home or (finally) in a theater.

Cryptocurrency stealer for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected for a year

100+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: George / Getty Images ) Soaring cryptocurrency valuations have broken record after record over the past few years, turning people with once-modest holdings into overnight millionaires. One determined ring of criminals has tried to join the party using a wide-ranging operation that for the past 12 months has used a full-fledged marketing campaign to push custom-made malware writte

Hisense TV 2021: all the laser TVs, ULED and LCD sets on their way this year

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Find out why Hisense says laser TVs are the future of home entertainment and everything else to expect from the TV brand in 2021.

This popular MDM could be Apple's next acquisition target in bid to crack enterprise market

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Popular MDM firm Jamf reveals it is now used by more than 20 million Apple devices worldwide.

UK mobile operators urged to remove data costs for online learning

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
With schools shut, there are concern about access to resources

Bose's Weird New Earbuds Don't Go In Your Ears

Bose Sport Earbuds•
100+Gizmodo / 4h
Generally, you expect earbuds to go in your ear canal. Because, you know, that’s what earbuds do. But today, Bose is announcing its latest truly wireless earbuds—the Bose Sport Open Earbuds—and the company claims they don’t go in, over, or on your ears at all. Read more...

Don’t Miss January 2021’s Biggest, Must-Play Games You Can Pre-Order Now

Gizmodo / 4h
Most Anticipated: Hitman 3 | $60 | Amazon Read more...

Bose officially unveils its wireless Sport Open Earbuds

Bose Sport Earbuds•
100+Engadget / 4h
After they leaked last month at the FCC, Bose has officially unveiled its wireless Sport Open Earbuds. As the name suggests, these are an open rather than an in-ear design, held in place by a hook that goes around your ear. At the same time, they’re designed for sports with an IPX4 water resistant rating, relatively lightweight 14 gram per bud weight and eight hours of battery life. The audio enc

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is free to watch online with BBC iPlayer right now

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
How to watch Guardians of the Galaxy online free and stream the full movie while it's available on BBC iPlayer in the UK - or watch from anywhere.

Save 65% on an AI copywriting tool for your business

32Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Take the AI approach to copywriting — a lifetime membership to Copysmith is on sale for $79.99 as of Jan. 5. Turn to Copysmith to write your product descriptions, ads, taglines, and other marketing copy for you. Copysmith uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to produce human-like text word by word. You can use Copysmith on ads for Google, Facebook, or Instagram, for product descr

Cync reveals privacy-focused camera as C by GE embraces the broader smart home

GE Savant Lighting Cync•
SlashGear / 4h
GE Lighting is expanding beyond smart bulbs, with the company rebranding as Cync and announcing a new smart camera, fan speed switch, and outdoor smart plug as its range grows. Previously known as C by GE, with the company now owned by Savant it’s time for a new name, though all of the existing products are coming along for the … Continue reading

Apple closes all UK stores amid new COVID-19 lockdown

48Mashable / 4h
All of Apple's physical retail stores in the UK are currently closed. According to 9to5Mac , Apple has closed all of its 18 Apple Stores in the UK starting Jan. 5, including the stores in Scotland, in accordance with a new national lockdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The closures are in addition to the other 20 stores that were mostly closed before the holidays. All 18 UK Apple Stores

Smart Lighting Is a Popular 2020 Home Upgrade & It's So Easy

How-To Geek / 4h
When it comes to home upgrades, your mind might go to things like updating appliances or adding new fixtures in your bathroom. However, one of the most popular home upgrades in 2020 was simpler and way more affordable: smart lighting. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Set and Keep Your Reading Goal This Year

62Lifehacker / 4h
Every year I make a vague-but-ambitious resolution to “read more,” and every year I start strong but lose momentum after about three months. It’s not for lack of interest or trying—I just haven’t set a realistic goal that involves reading books I actually like. Read more...

TalkRadio: YouTube kicks channel off its platform

2KBBC News - Technology / 4h
The Google-owned video-hosting service has yet to give a reason for its action.

Updates From The Eternals, Star Trek: Discovery, and More

57Gizmodo / 4h
Tiffany Haddish is boarding MGM’s adapatation of Landscape With Invisible Hand . Sarah Shahi is doing some very interesting DC Comics research. To the surprise of no-one, The Suicide Squad will be R-Rated. Plus, what’s to come on the Star Trek: Discovery season finale, and Netflix is already working on a We Can Be … Read more...

How to Enable Picture-in-Picture in Firefox

38How-To Geek / 4h
Picture-in-Picture (PiP) has become a popular feature for watching videos that don’t encompass your entire screen. Mozilla Firefox offers PiP as a built-in feature that you can simply click to use. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Crucial's 1TB MX500 internal SSD is cheaper than ever on Amazon

59Engadget / 4h
Crucial is a good choice when you’re looking for either internal or external storage devices, and one of our favorites has hit a new all-time low price today. The 1TB MX500 internal SSD has dropped to $85 on Amazon, and that’s $6 less than its previous low and an even better deal than we saw during the holiday shopping season. You can also snag the 2TB model for $190 , $40 off its normal price an

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro unboxing video gives in-depth look at AirPods Pro rivals

34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The wireless earbuds are slated to launch on January 14, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S21.

Grasslands May Soon Produce More Greenhouse Gases Than They Sequester

100+Gizmodo / 4h
The world’s grasslands are an essential carbon sink, and may even be more efficient at capturing atmospheric carbon than trees. But thanks to animal agriculture and fertilizer use, they’re now producing as much greenhouse gas pollution as they sequester, according to a new study published in Nature Communications on… Read more...

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ultra leak suggests a surprise new 12GB GPU is imminent

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
After a lot of rumors around a 12GB version of the RTX 3060, images of the purported GPU have been posted.

Redmi Note 9T price, specs leaked ahead of the launch - here's what we know

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Thanks to the leaked specifications we know that the Redmi Note 9T is going to be a rebranded version of Redmi Note 9 5G

How to Keep Your Kid's Artwork From Piling Up

58Lifehacker / 5h
Around his fourth birthday, a boy I was fostering began drawing what he called “ghost families.” He couldn’t quite draw people, but he could draw something that resembled ghosts, and they were darling. Once he landed on his artistic specialty, he lingered there for a while—that is to say, the stacks of colored… Read more...

OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 get a US release date

OnePlus Nord N100 US•
SlashGear / 5h
OnePlus’ most affordable range of smartphones is officially coming to the US, with the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the Nord N100 (LTE) headed to T-Mobile and Metro. It’s the first big North American expansion of the Nord brand, which OnePlus launched last year to capture an even more price-conscious segment of consumers. T-Mobile will be offering the phones on … Continue reading

Valorant next agent Yoru and battlepass content leaked

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Valorant's episode 2 Act 1's new agent is Yoru who hails from Japan. Besides this the contents of the upcoming battlepass has also been leaked.

The Medium first look: why we're excited about Microsoft's Xbox Series X exclusive

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
We got an early look at The Medium, an Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console exclusive, and the first true next-gen game for Microsoft's platforms.

Dell's new Latitude 9000 laptops feature an automatic webcam shutter

Dell Latitude Intel•
50Engadget / 5h
Dell has revealed the latest additions to its laptop and PC lines ahead of CES 2021 , and one of the new features for the Latitude 9000 series computers could help make you feel more secure if you’re working or studying from home. The Latitude 9420 and 9520 laptops come with a feature called SafeShutter. Dell says it’s the industry’s first automatic webcam shutter, which can open or close on its

Dell built a range of monitors for video conferencing

Dell Microsoft Teams•
47Engadget / 5h
If there’s one thing that COVID-19’s work-from-home boom has exposed, it’s how awful most people’s webcams are. Dell is addressing that issue with a new line of monitors specifically designed to better support video conferencing. The company is launching a trio of screens certified for Microsoft Teams, each one packing a dedicated Teams button. And the emphasis here is on a high-quality webcam an

Dell unveils its first 40-inch ultrawide monitor

Dell 40 Inch Monitor•
100+Engadget / 5h
Dell has launched the first 40-inch ultrawide curved monitor aimed at productivity and content creation chores. The UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD display (U4021QW) has a resolution of 5,120 x 2,160, so it’s substantially wider than a regular 4K display, but not ridiculously wide like some gaming displays. At the same time, it can fit a full 4K video (3,840 x 2,160), while letting you show the control

OnePlus's cheap new Nord phones will arrive in the US on January 15th

OnePlus Nord N100 US•
28Engadget / 5h
Remember the Nord N10 5G and N100? The mid-to-low-end smartphones OnePlus announced last October after the launching the original (and well-received) Nord ? The company has spent the last few months gearing up for successive launches around the world, and today it finally confirmed when the devices will make their way Stateside. The $299 N10 5G and the $179 N100 will go on sale in North America a

A Farewell to Adobe Flash—and the Messy, Glorious Web

300+Wired / 5h
The software helped create an amateur internet. It’s a far cry from the glossy, corporate one we know now.

Every iPhone 13 model might have a LiDAR scanner for improved AR

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A site claims that Apple will equip all four iPhone 13 models with LiDAR, rather than just the Pro handsets.

How to Change Contact Name Order on iPhone or iPad

21How-To Geek / 5h
If your iPhone or iPad is displaying contact names in an unusual order with the last name before the first name (or vice versa,) you can fix it. Here’s how. This will change how names appear in Mail, Messages, Phone, Contacts, and other apps that obey this setting. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Niantic buys competitive gaming platform Mayhem

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Pok√©mon GO creator Niantic has acquired a small SF gaming startup building a league and tournament organization platform to help gamers create their own communities around popular titles. Mayhem was in Y Combinator’s winter 2018 batch and went onto raise $5.7 million in funding according to Crunchbase . Other backers include Accel, which led the startup’s Series A in 2018, Afore Capital and NextG

Twitter acquires Breaker podcast app

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Twitter is breaking into the podcast world with its new acquisition

What Australia’s Government Says About International Travel Resuming

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Perhaps any optimism in Australia reopening its borders in the coming months was misplaced. Qantas’ international flights are on sale As I wrote about yesterday, Qantas kicked off 2021 by opening reservations for most of its international flight network as of July 1, 2021. Not only that, but the airline has also contacted crews to inform them that they’d soon restart training in anticipation of t

This malware uses a crafty new technique to establish the location of victims

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Using BSSIDs isn’t foolproof, but far more accurate.

C by GE gets rebranded under new ownership, expands beyond lighting

GE Savant Lighting Cync•
99TechCrunch / 5h
There’s a decent chance you missed the news back in May — there was, after all, a lot going on at the time. General Electric sold off its more than 100-year-old GE Lighting division to smart home company Savant. Today, the division’s new owner is announcing a key rebranding effort, six months after the initial deal. Clearly there’s still value in the GE name, even divorced of its original parent

New pure-blue OLED could overcome current challenges for OLED displays

SlashGear / 5h
Current OLED displays have a challenge when it comes to blue light sources. While there are red and green organic light-emitting diodes with high performance, the availability of similarly performing blue light sources is lacking. Researchers in Japan have used a new combination of emitter molecules and demonstrated a new approach that may overcome this challenge. The pure-blue OLED splits … Cont

Facebook to update WhatsApp with new settings

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Facebook has plans for new WhatsApp features

Caviar made a custom PS5 plated with 20kg of 18 karat solid gold

Popular Mechanics / 5h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Singapore to use COVID-19 app to assist in criminal investigations

Popular Mechanics / 5h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Base prices start at $20,995

SlashGear / 5h
We admit the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is not the most exciting to drive despite its ‘Sport’ moniker. And while we wait for the Japanese industrial giant and carmaker to rediscover its identity after joining the Renault-Nissan alliance, the Outlander Sport has two things that make it viable for consideration. First, the new Outlander Sport starts at just $20,995 (excluding … Continue readin

South Africans snatch up Playstation 5 drop

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
South Africans were not playing as PlayStation supplier Koodoo announced a product listing for the digital-only and disk drive versions of the console, which were gone within minutes

Make Cyberpunk 2077 play much, much better with just two super simple fixes

60TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Better gunplay and better driving make for a hugely improved Cyberpunk 2077 experience.

Popular WordPress SEO plugin makes controversial move

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
WordPress has angered some users after an All in One SEO plugin unexpectedly turned on automatic updates, causing numerous sites to experience issues.

How to watch Yellowstone online: stream every episode from seasons 1-3 anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Our guide explains how to watch Yellowstone online and stream every season 1-3 episode of the hit Kevin Costner drama wherever you are.

How Marvel shows on Disney Plus could change TV forever in 2021

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Marvel's TV shows are about to dominate the pop culture conversation for an entire year, but is that a good thing?

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 looks set to launch soon with the latest Wi-Fi tech

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The long-rumored Microsoft Surface Pro 8 with LTE and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity finally has an FCC filing.

How to Get a Spotlight-Style Search Bar on Windows 10

35How-To Geek / 6h
On a Mac, a system-wide search and launch feature called Spotlight is only a shortcut away with Command+Space. Thanks to PowerToys, Windows 10 can have a similar search and run bar as well when you hit Alt+Space. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

C By GE Rebrands, Announces a New Smart Plug, Switch, and Camera

GE Savant Lighting Cync•
76How-To Geek / 6h
Early last year, Savant Systems acquired GE Lighting, including its sub-brands like C by GE and employees. Now the company is ready for rebranding and new products under the Savant wing. Going forward, C by GE will be known as Cync, and the transition starts with an app update followed by new smart home products, including an indoor security camera, an outdoor plug, and a smart fan switch. Read T

Should You Use React for Your Next Website?

How-To Geek / 6h
React has surged in popularity in recent years. Described as “a JavaScript library for building user interfaces,” React’s declarative approach to rendering simplifies the construction of complex UIs. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Gear New Streamers Need Before Hitting "Live"

37How-To Geek / 6h
Streaming is loads of fun, but it’s not exactly something you can just jump into. There’s a lot to take into account when it comes to streaming, from the software you’re using to the hardware currently in your PC. It can be a lot to research if you want to do it right, but don’t worry—we’ve got the basics covered for you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Following NYC’s COVID-19 travel rules? Expect to hear from the sheriff

The Points Guy / 6h
I had been home for 24 hours when I got the first text message from sheriff’s office. The next one came two days later. They were too long to fit on a single screen, their tone ominous. I was threatened with large fines. If you’ve traveled to New York City recently from out of state, this might sound familiar. And no, I haven’t committed any crimes. But in the era of COVID-19 , this is what you c

Nintendo’s Power-Up Band—a physical key to Japan’s upcoming Super Nintendo World

50Ars Technica / 6h
The official Nintendo Power-Up Band, sold exclusively at Super Nintendo World in Osaka, Japan. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] After years of rumors and teases , Super Nintendo World, the world's first major theme park dedicated to a video game series, is set to open in exactly one month. We already received a comprehensive walkthrough last month, courtesy of Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto , and

Marriott Has A Gap Between Promises And Reality, And The Gap Is Growing

30View from the Wing / 6h
Before the pandemic there was no greater loyalty program with a gap between what it promised and what it delivered than Marriott Bonvoy. On paper it took the best features of Starwood Preferred Guest with the scale of properties of Marriott and merged them together. And yet the program has simply failed to deliver elite benefits consistently at the property level. The irony of course is that befo

GE's smart home brand expands beyond lighting with a security camera

39Engadget / 6h
GE sold its lighting business to smart home veteran Savant this spring, and that’s about to have a significant impact on the devices you can buy. The newly owned GE Lighting is ditching the slightly awkward C by GE branding in favor of the Cync name in the months ahead. More importantly, it’s expanding beyond lights — Cync will cover a whole range of smart home gadgets both indoors and out. The c

Watch a Robot Dog Learn How to Deftly Fend Off a Human

500+Wired / 6h
Kick over this robot and it’ll quickly right itself—not because someone told it how, but because it taught itself to overcome the embarrassment.

The Nokia 5.3 Is a Dependable Phone for Under $200

69Wired / 6h
If your budget is tight, this Android smartphone is a smart buy.

FCC filing suggests Microsoft Surface 8 will feature LTE and Wi-Fi 6

SlashGear / 6h
It’s not uncommon for the first hint that a product is getting ready to launch to come in the form of filings made with the FCC. Any new electronic device that launches publicly in the US must have FCC approvals for various components inside the device. A recent FCC filing for the Microsoft Surface Pro 8 suggests that the new … Continue reading

The Morning After: Discovery+ is the first new streaming service of 2021

41Engadget / 6h
A lot of us went back to work yesterday, with a lot of us depending on work-from-home software and tools to communicate and get stuff done. Unfortunately, Slack wasn’t feeling it. For anyone using the chat app in the morning hours of ET, you might have struggled to send messages . By 11:20AM, Slack was in full-blown outage, with red icons across the board on its status page . The company eventual

Virtual fitness comes calling this January, courtesy the HealthifyMe app

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
HealthifyMe’s FitFest is Asia’s first virtual fitness festival to help users stay motivated about their fitness goals for 2021.

DC confirms Michael Keaton will return as Batman

95TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The studio will attempt a multiverse concept with the caped crusader.

HBO Max adds four more anime films and two Ghibli documentaries to its library

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
This month sees HBO Max build its already-impressive library of anime shows with a number of new films – as well as two documentaries.

This amphibious catamaran concept is entirely solar-powered

32Mashable / 6h
The ‘Pagurus’ or ‘Crabmaran’ is a concept catamaran created by Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini. The solar-powered catamaran is able to move on sandy or muddy terrains once it reaches the shore. According to Lazzarini the boat can be built on demand for the cosmic price of $29.5 million. Read more... More about Design , Solar Powered , Catamaran , Amphibious , and Tech

Air New Zealand Adds Honolulu Stop On US Flights For Crew Safety

300+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Air New Zealand’s flight from Auckland to the US will make stops in Honolulu. Not to let off passengers, or to refuel, or to pick up or drop off cargo, but rather to change crews. Air New Zealand’s limited US flights New Zealand has been among the strictest countries when it comes to border restrictions , as the country has been aiming to be free of coronavirus. While a majority of Air New Zealan

2020’s most disappointing games, as led by Blizzard’s WarCraft III: Reforged

34Ars Technica / 6h
WarCraft III: Reforged Enlarge / Is there any chance WarCraft III: Reforged might receive another reforging this year? (credit: Aurich Lawson / Blizzard ) You may have heard that 2020 wasn't the greatest year—an issue we try not to belabor when covering the fun and escapism of video games at Ars Technica. But "disappointing" games are different from bad ones, especially at Ars, where we do our be

FBI found Ghislaine Maxwell using mobile phone data

500+BBC News - Technology / 6h
Agents were able to pinpoint Ms Maxwell’s exact location, using GPS technology.

IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

SlashGear / 6h
When it comes to furniture that you have to assemble yourself, IKEA is probably the most famous retailer out there. The company tends to make furniture that’s of decent quality while being notoriously difficult to assemble. Anyone on the hunt for a new entertainment center for the living room to hold a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X will want … Continue reading

How business leaders can champion a culture of cyber resilience

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Cyber resilience is concern for every business as collectively we recognize that the latest technologies alone won’t be able to fend off every threat.

Official Samsung Galaxy S21 ringtone has leaked, and you can hear it here

Samsung Galaxy S21•
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Samsung updates its Over The Horizon ringtone each year, and we've heard what the 2021 version sounds like.

There are an insane amount of cool space things happening in 2021

500+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / In this illustration of its descent to Mars, the spacecraft containing the Perseverance rover slows down using the drag generated by plunging through the Martian atmosphere. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Writing about the space industry kept me sane during the tumultuous and trying times of 2020. While the pandemic swept around the world and America dealt with extremely divisive social and

Twitch Is Having a Political Renaissance

100+Wired / 7h
Candidates and organizers are flocking to the platform, with the hope of reaching voters who would normally be disengaged.

A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?

500+Wired / 7h
In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Now their judge weighs in.

EVs made up more than half of car sales in Norway last year

300+Engadget / 7h
More than half of all cars sold in Norway are now electric, claims new data from the country’s Road Federation . Reuters is reporting that, across 2020, EVs made up 54 percent of all new car sales, a figure that jumps even higher if you include plug-in and hybrid vehicles as well. The statistics show “pure” petrol and diesel vehicles constituted just eight and nine percent of all cars sold in the

Reactivated Yellowstone geyser isn’t an indication of pending volcanic eruptions

25SlashGear / 7h
Something rather strange has been going on in Yellowstone National Park. The park is home to some of the most famous geysers in the world, and in 2019 a geyser known as the Steamboat Geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin at the park erupted. That was notable because this particular geyser had its first documented activity in 1878 and has … Continue reading

Mobile Industry Live: January 2021

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
All the latest news and moves from across the mobile industry

Hot Garmin deal: the stylish Vivoactive 4 hits its lowest ever price at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
If you're looking for a new smartwatch to help meet your 2021 fitness goals, this powerful Garmin could be just the thing.

How to Tell If an Image Has Been Manipulated or Photoshopped

200+How-To Geek / 7h
You can’t believe everything you read—or see. Social media is rife with manipulated or “Photoshopped” images. Here are some telltale signs you’re looking at an altered image. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nintendo has acquired a new developer – here’s what it means for Switch owners

43TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Nintendo has bought a new studio, which should strengthen its portfolio of exclusive games on Nintendo Switch.

Olympus cameras reborn as new brand promises 'innovative' new releases

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Olympus cameras have officially started their new life under fresh ownership, with a new site dropping hints about the future of its cameras.

These are the Windows 10 apps and services Microsoft is killing off in 2021

81TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Microsoft plans on ending support for several apps and services this year, so make sure you’re prepared.

Everything you need to know about 'WandaVision' before it airs

100+Mashable / 7h
The Year of No Marvel is over. Welcome to the Year of Every Marvel, courtesy of Disney+. Kicking off what will be months of back-to-back MCU projects on the streaming service is WandaVision , a trippy, sitcom-inspired show about two Avengers in a happy, made-for-TV paradise...or are they? Disney is keeping most of the details about WandaVision close to the chest, but here's what you need to know

Online schooling: Calls to cut data fees during Covid lockdowns

500+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The children's commissioner for England and Labour's leader call on firms to help low-income families.

Singapore’s police now have access to contact tracing data

100+MIT Technology Review / 7h
The news: Police will be able to access data collected by Singapore’s covid-19 contact tracing system for use in criminal investigations , a senior official said on Monday. The announcement contradicts the privacy policy originally outlined when the government launched its TraceTogether app in March 2020 and is being criticized as a backpedal just after participation in contact tracing was made m

KITT from Knight Rider hits the auction block; The Hoff is up for grabs

48SlashGear / 7h
We have fantastic news if you’re a big fan of the hit 80s entertainment franchise Knight Rider and the man himself, David Hasselhoff. Diligent Auction Services is listing the actual KITT car from the Knight Rider TV series along with a larger-than-life replica of David Hasselhoff in his trademark Baywatch red beach shorts. First, let’s talk about the car. If … Continue reading

NYSE does a U-turn on Chinese telecoms delistings

2KBBC News - Technology / 7h
The New York Stock Exchange reverses its decision following "further consultation" with regulators.

Google’s new Nest Hub may come with Soli radar-based gesture support

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
After removing it from the Pixel 5, Google promised that the Soli Radar will be back. It seems a smart display may house this new gesture control technology.

Death of Internet Explorer pushes Microsoft Edge to impressive new heights

52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft Edge is climbing up the browser market share rankings, fast.

Samsung's 'Big TV Days' in India gives fab offers - Smartphones among freebies

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
During 'Big TV Days' offer consumers will get Samsung’s Galaxy A51 smartphone with 65-inch QLED TV and 75-inch Crystal 4K UHD TVs. They will get a Galaxy A31 smartphone with 55-inch models of QLED TVs and 65-inch Crystal 4K UHD TVs.

Netflix's 'Cobra Kai' Season 3 isn't a total knockout, but it's still lots of fun

200+Mashable / 8h
Read more... More about Entertainment , Cobra Kai , Entertainment , Movies Tv Shows , and Streaming Services

Researchers watch polarons form for the first time

21SlashGear / 8h
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University used an x-ray laser to watch and directly measure the formation of polarons for the very first time. Polarons are distortions in the atomic lattice in a material that forms around a moving electron in a few trillionths of a second and then disappear quickly. Despite their … Continue reading

The Persona soundtracks are now available on Spotify and Apple Music

100+Engadget / 8h
The Persona games are undeniably stylish . A unique JRPG series that blends modern anime visuals with excellent dungeon crawling and an engrossing slice-of-life simulator. My favorite element of the Persona franchise, though, is the music. If you love the jazz and hip hop-inspired beats of Persona 5 , or the slightly mellower vibes of Persona 3 , good news: all of these tunes are now available to

Python was the programming language king of 2020

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Demand for Python outscores others for a record fourth year.

Vaio laptops set to make a comeback in India from January 15

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Vaio Corporation has partnered with Hong Kong-based Nexstgo Company to relaunch laptops in India in association with Flipkart on January 15.

Xiaomi Mi 10i vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Specs comparison

Xiaomi Mi 10I India•
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The sub Rs 30,000 segment is heating up in India with the arrival of the Mi 10i. Here's how it stands in comparison to OnePlus Nord and Samsung Galaxy M51.

How to work from home: everything you need for remote working

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Upgrade your working from home set-up with our guide to everything you need.

Cyberpunk 2077 has a PC mod that lets you play in third-person – but there are bugs

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Tons of mods are emerging for the game, and this is one that will doubtless pique the interest of many.

Satya Nadella says 2021 will be the year of Microsoft Teams

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlines vision for turning Teams into a digital platform as significant as the internet browser.

Apple patent hints at display keys for future MacBooks

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

Leak confirms Galaxy S21 camera specs, but Samsung is teasing something special

24Mashable / 9h
Read more... More about Samsung , Tech , and Smartphones

Fitbit Sense vs Fitbit Versa 3

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Fitbit's latest watches look very similar, but there are lots of differences below the surface.

Save on a sleek desk pad that doubles as a wireless charger

24Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Organize desk clutter and charge your devices with the KeySmart TaskPad Wireless Charging Desk Pad , on sale for $89.99 as of Jan. 5. If you’re getting good use out of your desk, chances are it has started to look a bit... used. Maybe there are scratches and dents, or maybe it's just grimy. Whatever the situation, you might consider a desk pad. And if you’re considering a desk pad anyway ,

Listen to music safely on the slopes with these ski goggles

21Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Get your tunes in on the slopes with the IceBRKR Bone Conduction REVO Ski Glasses , on sale for $169.99 as of Jan. 5. Whether you're a beginner or a pro on the slopes, it's always important to put safety first. Having fun is a close second. These IceBRKR Bone Conduction REVO Ski Glasses are designed to simultaneously protect and entertain you as you hit the fresh powder. These innovative g

'Bridgerton' behind-the-scenes video offers a breathtaking look at the costume warehouse

100+Mashable / 9h
If you've seen even the most fleeting of moments from Netflix's new period drama Bridgerton , you'll already know how much effort has clearly gone into the multi-coloured costumes. But in the behind-the-scenes video above, the sheer scale of that effort becomes abundantly clear. "I think there are close to 7,500 pieces of wardrobe just made for Bridgerton," says showrunner Chris Van Dusen at one

China’s FAST telescope will be open to the global scientific community

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

Samsung Galaxy S21 range camera specs leaked in full

Samsung Galaxy S21•
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Infographics have detailed the likely camera specs for the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra.

How to watch A Perfect Planet online: stream new David Attenborough series anywhere

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Britain's national treasure is back - here's how to watch A Perfect Planet online and stream the BBC's new David Attenborough documentary today.

OnePlus 9 may get wireless charging, but the OnePlus 9 Pro will likely be faster

35TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A new leak suggests the OnePlus 9 Pro may come with a 45W wireless charging with reverse wireless charging support too.

Snapchat, Google likely to invest in India's ShareChat - Here's why

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Snapchat is looking to further increase its links with the emerging Indian market by investing in local social platform ShareChat in which Twitter has already invested.

Nintendo is buying the developer of Luigi's Mansion 3

100+Engadget / 9h
Nintendo has agreed to buy Next Level Games, the developer of the Luigi’s Mansion series, as reported by The Verge . As a second-party partner, the Vancouver-based company already works exclusively on Nintendo platforms. However, the acquisition will help Nintendo improve “development speed and quality by enabling closer communication and exchange of staff with the Nintendo development team,” acc

These cheap noise-cancelling headphones come with a class-leading 50-hour battery life

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Urbanista Miami are wireless headphones that go the distance but won't break the bank.

Astronauts get their first taste of space radishes grown aboard the ISS

20Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Xiaomi adds seven new foldable phone designs to its kitty

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The patent documents reveal that Xiaomi is working on foldable with distant designs. But other details remain a mystery as of now.

Here is the ranking of the best ISPs in South Africa

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
MyBroadband has released it list of best ISP's for Q4 2020

It Spied on Soviet Atomic Bombs. Now It’s Solving Ecological Mysteries.

1KNYT > Technology / 11h
Imagery from the Cold War’s Corona satellites is helping scientists fill in how we have changed our planet in the past half century.
YESTERDAY

Alibaba shuts down 12-year-old music streaming app Xiami

77TechCrunch / 11h
Using Xiami was once synonymous with having good music taste in China. The music app, which debuted around 2008 and was acquired by Alibaba in 2013 , is discontinuing its streaming service today, Xiami said in a notice to users. Xiami, which means “smalll shrimp” in Chinese, was once known for its smart discovery, elegant design, social features and support for indie musicians which helped attrac

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G launched: price in India, specifications and availability

Xiaomi Mi 10I India•
34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The Xiaomi Mi 10i is now official in India at Rs 20,999 with the Snapdragon 750G chipset, quad-camera, 120Hz display and 33W charging.

CoWIN App - this is where you register to get your Covid-19 vaccine in India

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) will be the one-stop digital platform to streamline the phased-out vaccination process in India. Once live, users can download the app for free and register themselves for the approved vaccine.

Supermarket websites struggle amid new lockdown

1KBBC News - Technology / 12h
Demand surges as shoppers rush to secure online delivery slots following news of another lockdown.

Asobo Studio shows off real-time snow in 'Microsoft Flight Simulator'

100+Engadget / 12h
Last month, Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studio released an update that made the program compatible with most VR headsets. One of the enhancements that rolled out with it is snow and ice coverage for Flight Simulator’s Live Weather feature, which could make flying over virtual landscapes even more realistic. Now the developer has shown off what the enhancement can do as part of its

Japanese PS1 game from 1998 finally gets released

SlashGear / 12h
If you think nearly a decade developing Cyberpunk 2077 seemed atrocious, especially considering its bugs, then you probably never heard of games that literally took decades before they were released. Granted, some of those probably would h


Backblaze