Wednesday, January 06, 2021

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Ticketmaster Pays Up for Hacking a Rival Company

5KWired / 5h
Employees admitted to using stolen passwords and URL guessing to access confidential data.

Former Xbox Executives Say Nintendo 'Laughed Their Asses Off' When Microsoft Offered To Buy It

3KGizmodo / 57min
Microsoft once proposed buying Nintendo in order to lock in its first-party games for the Xbox. The Japanese video game company didn’t just decline to entertain the offer; it laughed the tech giant’s executives out of the room, according to a new report by Bloomberg . Read more...

Stimulus check Payment Status 2 – Not Available : What’s this mean?

100+SlashGear / 3h
It would appear that the Stimulus Check pandemic payment process is going slightly different than expected. If you’ve gone ahead and checked the status of your payment – the second Stimulus Payment of the pandemic – you might’ve seen the message “Payment Status #2 – Not Available.” Do not panic – this is normal. While some Americans already got a … Continue reading

SolarWinds hackers accessed some of the DOJ’s email accounts

20Engadget / 12min
More details on the fallout from last month’s SolarWinds hack continue to come out. On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice announced it was also a victim of the attack, which US intelligence agencies said earlier in the week was “likely” carried out by Russian state-sponsored hackers. According to the DOJ, approximately three percent of its Office 365 email accounts were accessed. That may no

Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment

88TechCrunch / 15min
Thomas Rush Contributor Thomas Rush is founder of Bootstrapp and Head of Investment Platform at ConsenSys Mesh . Revenue-based investing ( RBI), also known as revenue-based financing, or revenue-share investing, 1 is a natural next step for the private equity and early-stage venture investment industry. However, due to RBI being a relatively new model, publicly available data is limited. To addre

Learn all about real "fantastic beasts" at this interactive exhibit – Future Blink

Mashable / 16min
The Natural History Museum at South Kensington created a new exhibit about real-life "beasts" to connect to the world from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Museums , Fantastic Beasts , Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them , and Natural History Museum

Save $200 on This 4K LG Monitor and Get a Closer Look at Your Favorite Games

32Lifehacker / 19min
32“ LG 4K LED Monitor | $400 | BuyDig | Use Code KHY27 Read more...

Intel’s laptop empire is under threat from AMD Ryzen CPUs and Apple’s next ARM MacBooks

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Intel has already fallen woefully behind AMD in the desktop CPU market, so it can’t afford to lose traction with notebooks.

New Study Claims Dark Matter Doesn’t Exist

81Futurism / 25min
The prevailing theory among scientists is that roughly three quarters of all the stuff in the universe is made up of “dark matter,” a mysterious substance that interacts with visible matter via gravity. Despite its ubiquitousness, though, scientists have yet to find direct evidence of its existence. According to a new study by an international team of scientists however, this search could be for

How to Handle an Unexpected Financial Windfall

24Lifehacker / 26min
A financial windfall can come in many forms—inheritance, from a trust, stock options, winning the lottery, and to a lesser extent, government relief checks. It’s very common for people to spend much or all of a windfall right away , leaving them little to show for it. This is why you need a plan. Read more...

Last Week For Getting Marriott Platinum For A Year With Your Choice Of Two Marriott Cards

View from the Wing / 27min
I have the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card and one of its features is earning Platinum status from Bonvoy every year with $75,000 in annual spend. Right now though you don’t need to spend money on the card – or on their less expensive Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card – to earn Platinum status as a new cardmember. The offer ends January 13, 2021. Continue reading ...

TikTok rolls out its first lidar-powered AR effect

68TechCrunch / 35min
Snapchat was among the first apps to leverage the iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR Scanner for AR, but now TikTok has followed suit. The social video app confirmed today it has launched its first-ever LiDAR-powered effect to help its users ring in the new year. The effect features an AR ball, similar to the one that drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. After a countdown, the ball drops and explodes to f

Intel is using its RealSense tech for facial recognition

Intel RealSense ID•
22Engadget / 42min
Intel has found another use for its RealSense depth-sensing camera . It married the tech with a neural network to develop a facial recognition system that can enable access to the likes of smart locks and ATMs with only a glance. Similar to Apple's Face ID , RealSense ID scans the contours of your face. The system adapts to users' faces over time, Intel claims, as it can account for changes to fa

How to 'FIFO' Your Entire Kitchen

24Lifehacker / 55min
Most people never cooked at home more than they did in 2020. If you started last year with no plans to cook more, you might still be stuck with an inefficient kitchen setup that’s miserable to use. No matter your current feelings on cooking, now is the perfect time to overhaul your kitchen organization—and there’s no… Read more...

New year, new you: 5 data resolutions to help CIOs create a game-changing IT department

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Follow these tips to optimize data management in the new year.

MSI finally updated its gaming PC lineup with the RTX 3080

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Trident, Infinite, Aegis and Codex gaming desktops are now available with Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs.

Doctor Strange 2 filming in the UK has been delayed, says Elizabeth Olsen

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Elizabeth Olsen has revealed that filming on the Doctor Strange sequel has temporarily stopped due to the surge in UK coronavirus cases.

IHG Credit Card Best-Ever, Limited Time Bonus: Last Chance

38One Mile at a Time / 1h
A few months ago Chase and IHG rolled out best-ever, limited-time offers on their two co-branded credit cards . These offers are better than anything we’ve seen on these cards before, so this is absolutely a reason to pick up one of these cards if you don’t have them already. This is a reminder that the IHG Card offers are both due to expire on January 13, 2021 , so you have just a week remaining

Netflix won't work on Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS after June 30th

44Engadget / 1h
Netflix will stop streaming to Nintendo 3DS and Wii U devices later this year. In a support document spotted by Eurogamer , Nintendo says the company will discontinue support for the two consoles on June 30th, 2021 (coincidently, that’s the same day Minecraft Earth is set to shutdown). Netflix has already removed its app from the eShop, making it impossible to download unless it’s already associa

Your Windows 10 Taskbar Is About to Get News and Weather

24How-To Geek / 1h
Microsoft knows what Windows 10’s taskbar really needs: News and Weather. That My People icon didn’t pan out, but surely all Windows users want one-click access to the latest news—right? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Save on Two AUKEY Accessories with These Coupons and Promo Codes

How-To Geek / 1h
If you’ve been looking to pick up a few more AUKEY accessories, Amazon is making it easy to buy two more without busting your wallet. It’s offering coupons and discount codes for a car charger and a fast-charging wireless charger stand, which are must-haves for rounding out your collection of charging gadgets. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook Pages are becoming a whole lot easier to use

Facebook Pages Likes•
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Facebook has updated Pages with a redesigned layout and new features to help creators and public figures better reach their fans.

China Denies Access to WHO Team Investigating COVID Origin

1KFuturism / 1h
The World Health Organization has been working with Chinese officials to plan an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus since July. But when it came time for investigators to enter the country this week, they found themselves barred at the gate. The problem seems to be that their visas weren’t cleared by the Chinese government, according to the BBC . And while Chinese officials are pla

These Are the 17 Must-Watch TV Shows of 2021

73Wired / 1h
From Marvel hopefuls to mind-bending dramas, here are all the series you'll need to keep an eye on this year.

Some juicy AMD Ryzen 5000 processors have just appeared online

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Two new AMD SKUs have appeared online this week, including the Ryzen 9 5980HX for laptops.

Ars readers gave a record $58,000 in 2020 Charity Drive

20Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Giving a little joy. (credit: xJasonRogersx / Flickr ) One month ago, we asked readers to donate to a couple of good causes in our 2020 Charity Drive sweepstakes . And boy did you readers deliver. With the drive now complete and the giving all tallied, we can report that Ars Technica readers donated an incredible $58,758.11 to Child's Play and the EFF in the last month. That easily surp

Amazon promises $2B for affordable housing projects near its corporate offices

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20Ars Technica / 1h
don't Enlarge / Amazon's committing some cash to making sure people who don't make six figures can afford to live anywhere near its new Crystal City (Arlington, VA) second headquarters. (credit: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images ) Amazon is planning to spend $2 billion over the next five years to invest in affordable housing in the three cities where its major offices have helped jack up h

Samsung’s The Frame 2021 update makes art TV slimmer and more personal

SlashGear / 1h
Samsung is giving one of its most distinctive TVs an upgrade, with The Frame 2021 promising to blend into your decor even more seamlessly, while also adding some new tech features. Latest iteration of the lifestyle TV first launched in 2017, this year’s update to The Frame trims the thickness while throwing in more personalization features. Though opinions of the … Continue reading

Track COVID Vaccination Rates With These Websites

42Lifehacker / 1h
Less than a month after the first vaccine against COVID-19 was authorized for use in the US, the CDC reports that we have distributed 17 million doses and vaccinated 4.8 million people. (Full protection requires two doses, so most people have only gotten their first.) If you’d like to track the rollout of the vaccine,… Read more...

Earin's A-3 true wireless earbuds have an open design with no ear tips

36Engadget / 1h
CES is typically a time when several companies unveil new true wireless earbuds , but Earin isn’t waiting until next week. Today, the company revealed the A-3 : its third-gen true wireless model that features an open design without an ear tip. Several companies have tried this before now, including Samsung with its Galaxy Buds Live . The A-3 earbuds are also quite small, tucking in somewhat discr

Keep Your Pet Safe From These Wild Animals

57Lifehacker / 1h
You love your pet, and you want to keep it safe from the threats lurking in your local park, or in the wild, or posed by creatures that might be burrowing into the dumpster in an alleyway near you. To own a cat or a dog is to be leery of all the things that can potentially harm them, many of which you’ve probably… Read more...

Samsung's new $156,000 TV comes with a solar-powered remote

Samsung 2021 Neo QLED•
33Mashable / 1h
CES is almost upon us, which means it's time to learn about some wildly ambitious (and expensive) TVs that most people can't afford or accommodate. Samsung got the party started on Wednesday by announcing a line of new TVs coming in 2021. There are more traditional 4K and 8K QLED sets that look very nice, but we're going to focus on the new Micro LED line from Samsung. Originally launched in Kore

Netflix is dropping support for two Nintendo consoles this year

SlashGear / 1h
If you use either a Nintendo 3DS or a Wii U as your main Netflix-viewing platform, you’ll want to find something different to use soon. Netflix and Nintendo have announced that both machines will lose support for Netflix later this year. That, importantly, means that Netflix won’t be available on any Nintendo console, which seems like a big oversight. Indeed, … Continue reading

Fake NHS vaccine messages sent in banking fraud scam

5KBBC News - Technology / 1h
One scam tells recipients they are "eligible to apply for your vaccine" with a link to a bogus NHS website.

Verizon Says It Will Be Delaying the Shutdown of Its 3G Network For Now

64Gizmodo / 1h
While AT&T prematurely scared its customers about the upcoming shutdown of its older 3G network, Verizon has recently decided to take things slower by delaying the shutdown of its 3G service indefinitely. Read more...

Facebook's redesigned Pages make it easier to see verified content

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39Engadget / 2h
In its biggest refresh since it finished rolling out its new desktop website last year, Facebook showed off a new Pages design on Wednesday. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re the public-facing profiles celebrities and politicians, as well as businesses, use to interact with their fans and customers. Most users don’t own or control a Page, but they frequently end up visiting at least one,

Netflix is raising UK subscription prices—but one tier will stay the same

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Netflix has announced it’s raising its subscription prices for two of its three tiers in the UK.

FAA issues rules for supersonic jet flight testing in the US

92TechCrunch / 2h
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued new final rules to help pave the way for the re-introduction of supersonic commercial flight. The U.S. airspace regulator’s rules provide guidance for companies looking to gain approval for flight testing of supersonic aircraft under development, which includes startups like Boom Supersonic, which has just completed its sub-scale supersoni

Let Two Dunces From Georgia Show You How To Prep Your Car For Winter

39Lifehacker / 2h
Winter, the most wonderful time of the year! Full of festive cheer, family gatherings, ice on the road and frantic holiday shopping. Well, not this winter. This has been a different kind of winter, one in which you probably have some free time on your hands to prep your vehicle for inclement conditions. Stay home,… Read more...

Stimulus check status: New bank or address? IRS responds

SlashGear / 2h
This week the folks at the IRS responsible for issuing Stimulus Check money to the masses released a document. In this document, they answered a few questions about the latest payment (2 of 2) with regard to the Get My Payment tool and the status of each individual United States citizen. Earlier today we spoke about how some users will … Continue reading

A Lesson in Tech Survival

76NYT > Technology / 2h
The success of a computer chip maker points to a path for companies like Google and Facebook.

Airlines vouchers are beginning to expire — now what?

The Points Guy / 2h
The coronavirus first came stateside about a year ago, and now many travelers are sitting on airline vouchers that are set to expire shortly. In early 2020, health agencies began warning about the uncontrolled spread of the virus, with many travelers opting to cancel upcoming trips in light of stay-at-home or quarantine orders. In response, airlines started offering future travel credit for volun

Intel RealSense ID promises Face ID-style security for ATMs and smart locks

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SlashGear / 2h
Intel has launched a new facial recognition system, aiming to bring Face ID-style biometric access to ATMs, smart locks, and more. Intel RealSense ID pulls together an active depth sensor to scan the user’s face, with a special neural network running on a local chipset for increased security without PINs, passwords, or having to scan your fingerprint. That’s become increasingly … Continue reading

Outriders has been delayed again – but you can play the free demo next month

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Co-op shooter Outriders has been delayed until April – but you can try it out for free in February.

Climate Expert: Don’t Give Up, We Can Still Fix the Environment

200+Futurism / 2h
Looking Ahead Last year was pretty bad, as far as the global environment is concerned. Massive wildfires , dangerous storms, and record-breaking temperatures all hit the planet in 2020. But falling into climate despair, or a sense of fatalism about the planet, is counterproductive, argues University of Toronto political scientist and environmental policy expert Matthew Hoffman. In a new essay in

Google Nest Cams Will Get a Revamped Lineup in 2021

100+How-To Geek / 2h
Yesterday, the fine folks at 9to5Google reported that the Nest IQ Outdoor has been out of stock for several weeks. It’s the newest camera in the company’s lineup, so going out of stock for so long is unusual. But apparently, it’s also no accident. Google confirmed that it “sold out of Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, and it will no longer be available on the Google Store.” Instead, the company is working on

LG's New Cordless Vacuum Empties Its Own Dustbin

100+How-To Geek / 2h
Cordless stick vacuums may be convenient, but they can’t hold a ton of debris and need to be emptied after nearly every use. That’s why LG’s latest cordless vacuum, the beautifully-named LG CordZero ThinQ A9 Kompressor, automatically empties the contents of its dustbin into a dust bag while charging. LG will debut the vacuum at its CES 2021 Virtual Exhibition booth on January 11th. Read This Arti

A Dramatic New Expanse Examines the Difference Between Feeling Right and Being Right

68Gizmodo / 2h
The Expanse season five has somehow already reached episode six with “Tribes,” a somewhat calmer installment that’s still packed with action and incredible character work, especially for Cara Gee’s Drummer and Wes Chatham’s Amos . Tensions are sky-high as the season enters its second half. Read more...

Make Your Kids a Custom Coloring Book

40Lifehacker / 2h
Coloring books are a classic gift for little kids. And sure, the young child in your life might love a book full of Daniel Tiger characters or action-packed PJ Masks scenes. But often, a child’s taste is more eclectic than that—they have love for a wide range of characters, shows, movies, activities, and interests.… Read more...

Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable

68MIT Technology Review / 2h
To say the first few weeks of vaccine delivery have been turbulent would be an understatement. States across the US have found themselves struggling with underdeveloped logistics that have caused problems in delivery and made rollout slower than promised . Meanwhile, the debacle at Stanford Medical Center , where a system to rank potential vaccine recipients managed to ignore frontline doctors, w

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite and Aurous 15G bundle let me put high-end VR in a backpack

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
But don’t go ditching your Oculus Quest 2 just yet.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will push for online sports betting

62Engadget / 2h
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has had a change of heart when it comes to online sports betting . He'll make legalization a focal point of his State of the State address next week, according to the New York Daily News . "New York has the potential to be the largest sports wagering market in the United States," Cuomo, who had long opposed making online sports betting legal, told the newspaper in a

Nvidia takeover of chip designer Arm investigated

88BBC News - Technology / 2h
The Competition and Markets Authority will look at the deal for the firm whose chips power most smartphones.

'Promising Young Woman' is headed to VOD next week

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Read more... More about Entertainment , Promising Young Woman , Entertainment , Movies Tv Shows , and Streaming Services

Samsung’s new solar-powered smart remote doesn’t need batteries

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Samsung is swapping out its old remotes for a new, environmentally-friendly clicker with each of its new 2021 Neo QLED TVs.

Odd: Wyndham Destinations Acquires Travel + Leisure

21One Mile at a Time / 2h
Travel + Leisure will be acquired by a timeshare company for $100 million. What exactly will this look like? Timeshare company acquires Travel + Leisure Wyndham Destinations has just acquired popular travel publication Travel + Leisure from Meredith Corporation. Wyndham Destinations is a timeshare company that’s run separately from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. With this $100 million acquisition, Mer

Netflix raises UK prices to cover cost of content

1KBBC News - Technology / 2h
The streaming giant is criticised for "unfortunate" timing during the new lockdowns.

Looking Glass is launching 3D photo software for its holographic tech

Looking Glass Factory 3D•
76TechCrunch / 2h
Last month, Looking Glass Factory introduced the Portrait, its first offering for a more general audience. The device utilizes the company’s impressive holographic imaging technology for a far more accessible form factor — a technically impressive digital photo frame, put simply. Of course, one of the biggest question marks for technology like this is always content. More specifically, how do the

Teamflow lands $3.9 million for a productive virtual HQ platform

48TechCrunch / 2h
After a year of video calls and Slack messages, the definition of workplace is set to shift again. In a post-pandemic world, some will return to the office, many will remain remote and regardless of where an employee sits, Florent Crivello , the founder of Teamflow, has raised millions for what he views as a trillion-dollar idea to make their work day easier. Teamflow , formerly Huddle, is creati

Waymo drops “self-driving” term for autonomous vehicle focus

SlashGear / 3h
Waymo is drawing a line in the sand for driverless terminology, announcing today that it will no longer refer to its vehicles as “self-driving” and arguing that the industry needs more consistency in how it refers to cars that can operate themselves. Though the language change may seem slight, the Alphabet-owned company concedes, it’s actually key to making sure human … Continue reading

Facebook Kills the Wrong Likes

Facebook Pages Likes•
100+Gizmodo / 3h
What fresh chaos will Facebook bring in the new year? How will it contend with a new political dynamic? Will Zuckerberg stick to his “ no more annual challenges ” pledge? To kick things off, the world’s biggest social network is making some changes to Pages including the retirement of “likes.” Read more...

Wanna Go Out In Public? Check Out This Ridiculous Biohazard Suit

500+Futurism / 3h
Darth Helmet YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger, who runs the channel Unbox Therapy, just got his hands on a particularly apocalyptic take on the future: a BioVYZR “personal air-purifying shield.” The device, essentially a $379 helmet-backpack-contraption, claims to filter out nasty coronavirus particles using filters on its vents. An electric fan circulates air to make sure the “shield” won’t fog up imm

Amazon Might Be Working on an Alexa-Enabled Sleep Apnea Gadget

71Gizmodo / 3h
Amazon might be working on an Alexa-enabled device that could potentially track sleep and detect sleep apnea, according to a Business Insider report. Read more...

Upcoming Apple privacy update has developers desperately seeking dodges

48Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Social media applications are seen on an iPhone in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland, on December 17, 2020. Facebook has disabled several features on its Messenger app to comply with new data usage rules currently being put in place in the EU as part of the ePrivacy Directive. (Photo illustration by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) App developers ar

Facebook is removing your Pages Likes

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24SlashGear / 3h
Facebook today announced some sweeping changes to the way Pages work. Pages have been around for years and years at Facebook, and with these changes, they’re losing some features that have been present since the beginning. For instance, Likes will be going away, with Facebook deciding to shift the focus to Followers for Pages. Facebook says that switching from Likes … Continue reading

Samsung solar remote for 2021 TVs means no more replacing batteries

SlashGear / 3h
Samsung is aiming to put an end to dead TV remotes, bypassing batteries in favor of a solar powered remote control for its latest 2021 models. The Samsung Eco Remote Control looks just like the company’s regular, AA- or AAA-powered versions, but rather than a battery compartment there’s a solar panel on the back. That’s responsible for keeping the battery … Continue reading

Apple says a record $540 million was spent on apps this New Year's Day

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45Engadget / 3h
If you thought Apple device owners would splurge on apps during a holiday season when they were stuck at home... you guessed correctly. Apple has revealed that the App Store broke a single-day spending record on New Year’s Day, with people spending over $540 million. There was a healthy run-up, too, with people spending $1.8 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Most of the holiday we

Study finds we’re already committed to more global warming—sort of

36Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: ) Someday, humans will get it together and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But—not to fact check your daydreams too strictly here—how exactly will global temperatures respond to that day? This is a question climate science has long worked to answer, although devils in the details have led to some confu

“Shkreli Award” goes to Moderna for “blatantly greedy” COVID vaccine prices

500+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / COVID-vaccine-maker Moderna (right), has been placed in the ranks of Martin Shkreli (left). (credit: Drew Angerer / Florian Gaertner / Getty Images) One of the leading developers of COVID-19 vaccines has now been placed in the ranks of people like Martin Shkreli—the disgraced pharmaceutical executive infamous for jacking up the price of an old, life-saving drug by more than 5,000 percen

This 6-quart Instant Pot is back down to its Black Friday price at Walmart

24Mashable / 3h
SAVE $50.99: The six-quart Instant Pot Viva is on sale at Walmart for just $49 as of Jan. 6, which is a whole 51% off its $99.99 MSRP. 2021 may be proving itself to be the year of the air fryer , but let's be real: The ever-useful Instant Pot will never go out of style, especially if retailers keep lobbing out discounts like the one we just spotted at Walmart. As of Jan. 6, the six-quart Instant

Twitter acqui-hires creative agency Ueno to help design new products

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Twitter this morning announced it’s bringing the full-service creative agency Ueno in-house to work alongside Twitter’s own design and research teams. The move, an acqui-hire of sorts, is one where Twitter is essentially buying the agency with which it already had a close working relationship, as Ueno had previously partnered with Twitter on various design and product experiences in the past. The

Intel Pivots Its RealSense Cameras Into Facial Recognition Tech

Intel RealSense ID•
27Gizmodo / 3h
Intel announced today that it will make its RealSense 3D cameras available for customers hoping to utilize the tech for faster facial recognition in the form of RealSense ID. The move comes months after competitor Amazon shied away from its own facial recognition program, which has been accused of perpetuating… Read more...

Apple's MacBook Pro M1 gets a $60 price cut at Amazon

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A fantastic MacBook Pro deal, the all-new Apple MacBook Pro M1 is on sale at Amazon for $1,239.

Apple patents hint at MacBook that can wirelessly charge your iPhone

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A pair of patents show Apple has big plans for wireless charging.

Samsung MicroLED TV range expands while Neo QLED 8K makes CES 2021 debut

Samsung 2021 Neo QLED•
SlashGear / 3h
Samsung has revealed its CES 2021 TV range, including extra sizes of MicroLED TV, fresh QLED options, and support for services like Google Duo. Having debuted MicroLED with its eye-catching – and wallet-draining – The Wall modular TV back in 2018, Samsung is now expanding its options for those who want the screen technology but in a simple, one-box form. … Continue reading

Why VC funding is falling out of favor with top D2C brands

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Ali Kriegsman Contributor Ali Kriegsman is co-founder and COO of Bulletin , a B2B wholesale marketplace. A Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, her first book, " How to Build a Goddamn Empire ," comes out in April 2021. In 2020, venture capitalists unceremoniously broke up with D2C brands and product-based businesses. Many watched as the consumer brands in their portfolios rushed to make hefty layoffs a

Unprecedented Camera Trap Footage Shows a Jaguar Capturing an Ocelot

55Gizmodo / 3h
Conservationists in Guatemala have documented a rare example of a predatory wildcat preying on another. Sadly, climate change could make these sorts of interactions more common. Read more...

These next-gen SD cards combine PCIe and NVMe to offer ferocious read/write speeds

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
ADATA's next-gen 'SD Express Cards' set to launch in Q2 2021 and offer seriously fast speeds.

How to See a List of Restaurants You’ve Visited in Google Maps

33How-To Geek / 3h
Google Maps is an invaluable tool for navigating using your smartphone. But did you know Maps keeps track of your travels even if you’re not actively using it? This feature enables you to see a running list of your visited restaurants. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

9 New Books to Read in January 2021

How-To Geek / 3h
What better way to start off the new year than with some new books? No matter your favorite genre—thriller, romance, historical or literary fiction, or something else entirely—there’s probably a new book coming out in January 2021 that will pique your interest. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Amazon pledges $2 billion toward affordable housing in three hub cities

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100+Engadget / 3h
Amazon says it will provide over $2 billion to build and preserve 20,000 affordable homes in three of its key employment areas — the Seattle region, Nashville, Tennessee and Arlington, Virginia . The Housing Equity Fund will offer below-market capital in low-cost loans, lines of credit and grants to support families making between 30 and 80 percent of the median income in each area. The fund will

Scientists Worried New COVID Strain Will Cause Devastating New Wave

3KFuturism / 3h
As the more infectious strain of SARS-CoV-2 recently identified in England continues to spread, experts are concerned that we’re in store for a devastating new wave of COVID. Scientists don’t yet have a perfect understanding of the B.1.1.7 variant of the coronavirus, Science Magazine reports , but the data they do have suggests that it’s considerably more infectious than the strains that have thu

At $35 to $39 per share, Poshmark’s IPO could 5x its last private valuation

100+TechCrunch / 3h
The new year is off to a busy IPO start. As The Exchange reported a few weeks ago , investors anticipate a busy Q1 IPO cycle, followed by a slower Q2 and a busy Q3 and Q4. With Affirm releasing an initial IPO price range last night and Poshmark repeating the feat this morning, private-market investor expectations are holding up thus far. Secondhand fashion marketplace Poshmark anticipates its IPO

Wednesday's Best Deals: Always Pan, PlayStation Plus, Clinique Sets, Weighted Blanket, Naipo Neck and Back Massager, Aukey Wireless Charging Bank, and More

72Gizmodo / 3h
The Always Pan and a PlayStation Plus subscription lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

The First WandaVision Clip Is a Campy, Retro Delight

50Gizmodo / 3h
It feels like it’s been forever since we had something new from the Marvel Cinematic Universe , so thank god Wanda Maximoff and the Vision are about to show up and serve us some premium ham . Read more...

Chase 5/24 Rule: What You Need To Know (2021)

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The major banks have all kinds of rules when it comes to approving people for credit cards . Probably the most well known of these rules — and also the most complicated to understand — is the Chase 5/24 rule. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how exactly the Chase 5/24 rule works, how you can check your 5/24 “status,” and the best strategy to take when applying for Chase cards in lig

Samsung has a MicroLED TV that can split into four different screens

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The Wall is back, but Samsung’s modular MicroLED TV line is doing things differently for 2021.

Samsung’s new The Frame TV is closer than ever to a real work of art – here’s why

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Samsung's The Frame TV is one of the most unique offerings in its annual product ranges – and the 2021 version is no different.

Samsung Neo QLED TVs: meet the future of quantum dot TVs

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Samsung Neo QLED TVs squeeze 10 times the amount of LEDs into a panel for even higher brightness and better contrast.

United Boots Passengers On Israel Flight For Saying Ultra-Orthodox Will ‘Spread Disease’

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We usually see passengers being booted from flights for refusing to wear a mask. It's unusual to see passengers kicked off for complaining about how other passengers are wearing their masks . However on Saturday’s United Airlines Newark – Tel Aviv flight that’s exactly what happened. Continue reading ...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Always Pan, PlayStation Plus, Clinique Sets, Weighted Blanket, Naipo Neck and Back Massager, Aukey Wireless Charging Bank, and More

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The Always Pan and a PlayStation Plus subscription lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

You can install Samsung’s latest MicroLED TVs yourself

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While LG and Sony have pushed OLED for their premium TVs, Samsung has pursued another display technology: MicroLED. It relies on tiny self-emitting LEDs to deliver the same deep black levels and extreme contrast you get from OLEDs, but without the limited brightness and burn-in potential. After debuting on Samsung's enormous "The Wall" set , the company is finally ready to bring MicroLED TVs to g

Samsung's new Frame TV rotates between portrait and landscape modes

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Samsung has carved out a unique niche for itself with The Frame , a TV set that looks more like an artsy picture frame than a piece of consumer electronics. You can even buy high quality artwork to display when you're not binging Netflix. This year, Samsung is making the The Frame live up to its name in an even bigger way: the new 43-inch model can rotate between landscape and portrait modes. If

Samsung's new TVs can track your workout reps and form

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Ever wonder if you’re holding your plank properly or if you’re squatting deep enough? Or have you wished there was something that could accurately keep track of your reps? Samsung’s latest TVs might be able to help. A new feature in the company’s just-announced Q7-series sets called Smart Trainer uses a camera to help count each pushup and analyze your form. It’s part of the Samsung Health app th

Samsung's 4K and 8K Neo QLED TVs are powered by Mini-LEDs

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Sure, MicroLED may be Samsung's most high-end TV technology right now, but the company hasn't forgotten about its mainstream QLED TVs. This year, Samsung is unveiling 8K and 4K Neo QLED sets at CES, which deliver better backlight and brightness performance thanks to Mini-LED technology. That's something we saw first on TCL's 8 series sets last year, and which is now on the more affordable 6 serie

A Solar-Powered Remote and MicroLED TVs Are Bringing Samsung Into the Future

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Big changes are coming to the Samsung home entertainment product lineup in 2021. Read more...

Why a timeshare brand just bought Travel + Leisure magazine

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One of the world’s most iconic travel brands has been bought by a timeshare company. Wyndham Destinations , which operates hundreds of timeshare resorts, acquired Travel + Leisure magazine from media company Meredith Corp. for $100 million, The Wall Street Journal reported last night. Collectively, the company — which will change its name to Travel + Leisure Co. early this year — will now have re

Save up to 70% on popular games during PlayStation's Holiday Sale

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TL;DR: PlayStation's Holiday Sale is still going strong, with tons of hit titles discounted heavily as the new year begins — check it out here (ends Jan. 19). 2020 wasn't a great year in terms of, well, most things. It was a decent year for video games, though. A lot of fantastic titles came out over the past year — so many that it was way too easy to miss out on a large portion of them. But here

Trying to get more organized this year? This Bed Bath and Beyond sale can help.

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Save up to 25%: As of Jan. 6, Bed Bath and Beyond is offering up to 25% off closet, bathroom, and kitchen organization, as well as storage solutions. New Year's resolutions that required doing, well, anything in public — from following a specific gym routine to running in a packed marathon to volunteering — might be limited this year. But home improvement and decluttering is one common resolution

Extra Crunch Live is back in 2021, connecting founders with tech giants and each other

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In April 2020, when the entire world was laser-focused on the coronavirus pandemic, we realized that startupland was in unprecedented territory. How should startups navigate fundraising, operations, and better understand the market? In a matter of a couple weeks, we spun up a little series called Extra Crunch Live, giving Extra Crunch members the chance to hear from and connect with leaders acros

Apple App Store customers spent $1.8B over the week of Christmas, set a spending record on New Year’s Day

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Apple this morning offered an updated look at its App Store business with the release of its holiday sales figures. The company said App Store customers spent $1.8 billion in apps during the week of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, driven largely by games. And App Store customers also hit a new single-day spending record on New Year’s Day of more than $540 million. What Apple didn’t fully spell

Galaxy S10 Android 11 One UI 3.0 update released at last

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This week the Samsung Galaxy S10 family of mobile smart devices began downloads of their main Android 11 One UI 3.0 update. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S10e and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, and it’ll include the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10+ in the very near future. It’s important to note that the full update rollout may … Continue reading

Hackers are actively exploiting this leading VPN, so patch now

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Confirmation that attackers are targeting the VPN exploit adds an additional measure of urgency.

Windows laptops see major market share drop for the first time

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Despite remaining the dominant choice in the notebook market, Windows’ market share has fallen below 80% for the first time.

PS5 deals: save up to $30 on latest PS5 games in massive Best Buy sale

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Build your collection for less with these stunning PS5 deals in Best Buy's latest gaming sale.

This refurbished Dyson Hot + Cool fan is a space heater and AC in one

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SAVE $40: Get a refurbished Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool fan heater for only $159.99 as of Jan. 6. If you can't stand the chill in your home any longer but don't want to run the central heating constantly, it might be time for a space heater. Investing in a portable heater doesn't have to mean buying something that you'll only use in the winter months, though. This Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool fan heater will

Samsung's latest experiments include a phone app to calibrate your TV

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Samsung is once again revealing C-Lab experiments at CES, and this year they reflect the stay-at-home reality of the pandemic. The company has unveiled in-house projects that include EZCal, a mobile app that automatically calibrates your TV’s picture quality. You don’t need to hire an expert or get a dedicated tool to optimize your screen for movie night, in other words. Other internal projects a

Astronomers Calculate Universe’s Age With Atacama Desert Telescope

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High up in Chile’s Atacama Desert, miles away from the dull glow of light pollution, the secluded Atacama Cosmology Telescope is in prime position to search the sky for answers. The question most recently on its mind? The age of the universe, a cosmic quandary that can be answered in different ways, depending on how… Read more...

WhatsApp edges closer to multi-device support

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Latest app update also introduces updated terms of service.

Everything ‘The Office’ fans ever wanted to know about Michael driving into a lake

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Read more... More about The Office , Office Ladies Podcast , Entertainment , Movies Tv Shows , and Celebrities

Scientists Want to Send a Robot Made of Ice to Another Planet

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IceBot A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are trying to figure out if we can send robots that are made out of ice to another planet, IEEE Spectrum reports . The idea is to create a robot design that can leverage local resources to repair itself in case it ever breaks down. As detailed in a new paper presented at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and

AirPop Active+ is a smart mask with an app and a hefty price tag

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AirPop today announced that it’s launching a new smart mask that’s supported by a mobile app. Officially dubbed the AirPop Active+ Smart Mask, this mask uses AirPop’s Halo sensor to provide feedback about users’ breathing habits and filter quality. As you might expect, though, the fact that this is a smart mask inflates the price of it significantly, so if … Continue reading

UK’s markets regulator asks for views on Nvidia-Arm

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The U.K.’s competition and markets regulator is seeking views on Nvidia’s takeover of Arm Holdings as it prepares to kick off formal oversight of potential competition impacts of the deal. The U.S.-based chipmaker’s $40 billion purchase of the U.K.-based chip designer, announced last September , has triggered a range of domestic concerns — over the impact on U.K. jobs, industrial strategy/economi

Dear Sophie: Banging my head against the wall understanding the US immigration system

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Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Tips for getting a National Interest green card by myself? De

Facebook redesigns Pages with a more simplified layout and no ‘Like’ button

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Facebook Pages are being redesigned. The social network announced today a significant change to the Facebook Page experience for creators and public figures, which includes a new look-and-feel, updated navigation, the introduction of a dedicated News Feed, a new Q&A format for engaging fans and other tools and insights. Notably, the redesign will also do away with the “Like” button to instead foc

Track your 2021 fitness goals with this body composition smart scale

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Save $20.95: The Withings Body+ smart scale is on sale for $79 at Amazon, down from $99.95 as of Jan. 6. Even though, as we learned in 2020, time is not real, the beginning of a new year feels like a good checkpoint to start new goals or change up the way we live. If you're determined to make fitness or a healthier lifestyle a focal point in 2021, you should consider getting a smart scale to help

How to Quickly Change the Font on All Slides in PowerPoint

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Editing a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation can be time consuming, especially if you’re dealing with multiple slides. If you want to change fonts across your presentation, you’ll need to use the “Replace Fonts” tool or change the Slide Master template. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Get your sweatpants ready, virtual CES 2021 is about to begin!

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Instead of braving the hordes in endless trade show halls, questionable restrooms and very poor food decisions, we’ve swapped our badges for comfy clothes and solitude for CES 2021. The first ever virtual edition of the show doesn’t officially start until next week, but companies are already making announcements at a rapid pace. We’re poised to cover all the news remotely as it hits — from the la

These Are The 7 Credit Cards I Use Most (2021)

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I have over two dozen credit cards , though I hold onto these cards for a variety of reasons. I have some of these cards because they help me maximize my everyday spending, while I have other cards because of the ongoing perks that they offer. Credit cards worth having for the benefits There are cards I keep long term primarily for the benefits they offer, without actually putting much spending o

Pandemic pushing edge developers to the forefront of innovation

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For business to adapt to our new normal, edge developers will be at the forefront of innovation.

Discovery+ Needs to Be Part of Your Streaming Life, It's That Good

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Discovery’s new streaming service has finally arrived.

Cruise giant Carnival to extend cancellations into April

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It now will be at least April before you can get on a Carnival Cruise Line ship. The Miami-based cruise giant on Wednesday said it would extend its 10-month-long halt to cruise operations through at least March 31 for all vessels. In addition, the 24-ship line canceled sailings on its Galveston, Texas-based Carnival Freedom through April 10 and the West Coast-based Carnival Miracle through Sept.

Last year reusable rockets entered the mainstream, and there’s no going back

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On December 13, 2020, a Falcon 9 rocket launched the Sirius XM-7 mission. It was the seventh flight for this first stage. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] The notion of reusing rockets finally went mainstream in 2020. As the year progressed, it became clear that SpaceX launch customers have gotten a lot more comfortable with flying on used, or "flight-proven," first stages of the Falcon 9 rocket. One c

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit sees first price drop in latest Nintendo Switch deals

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AR racing just got cheaper, with Currys offering up the first Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit price cut in its latest Nintendo Switch deals.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 drops to lowest price ever at Amazon

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Samsung Galaxy tablet deals have dropped the S7 down to its lowest price yet - £10 cheaper than Black Friday.

Two business days into the New Year, a novel enterprise ransomware has emerged

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Babuk Locker, a new ransomware strain, has been discovered demanding thousands of dollars from its victims.

SA students get a major discount for Mubi, the streaming site for purists

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MUBI is a streaming platform for discerning movie lovers – the individuals who pop into your head when you read or hear, the word cinephile – if Netflix is an all-you-can-eat buffet, MUBI is fine dining.

Looking Glass says it can turn any photo into a hologram

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Holographic displays aren’t much use unless you have something to look at, and Looking Glass Factory thinks it has a simple solution: turn your existing photos into holograms. The company is winding down its crowdfunding campaign for its Portrait display by announcing a cloud-based service that aims to turn any 2D photo into a hologram you can see on the upcoming screen. You just have to send in

Amazon buys its first planes to expand air network

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Some estimates say the online shopping giant could overtake FedEx and UPS by 2022.

LG’s new cordless vacuum will empty its own dustbin

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LG has a new cordless vacuum, and if your primary complaint about cleaning is having to empty the dustbin, the LG CordZeroThinQ A9 Kompressor+ could do the trick. While it may have a frankly ridiculous name, the new est cordless stick vacuum in the company’s line-up does have a useful auto-emptying bin. The magic is in the charging station, which … Continue reading

You can watch The Godfather online for free with BBC iPlayer right now

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An offer you can't refuse, here's how to watch The Godfather online free and stream the full movie on BBC iPlayer for a limited time in the UK.

Apple’s M1-powered Macs owe their storming success to the iPhone

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The M1 chip is a pretty astounding innovation, and its development can be traced back a surprisingly long way.

Perfect Corp., developer of virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, closes $50 million Series C led by Goldman Sachs

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Spending on cosmetics has usually weathered economic crises, but that changed during the COVID-19 pandemic , with stay-at-home orders and masks tempering people’s desire to wear makeup. This forced retailers to accelerate their online strategies, finding new ways to capture shoppers’ attention without in-store samples. Virtual beauty try-on technology, like the ones developed by Perfect Corp., wi

You Have No Excuse When LG's New Stick Vac Sucks Dirt, Mops Floors, and Cleans Itself

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It’s a feature first introduced on robovacs from companies like iRobot and Shark, but LG has just revealed a cordless stick vacuum with a charging station that automatically empties the vac’s dirt bin whenever it’s docked, giving you one less excuse to deal with all the chip crumbs that fall onto the floor during your… Read more...

Our Favorite Ways to Back Up a Windows PC

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One of the digital tasks I love doing on a regular basis—yes, regular—is to wipe my PC and reinstall Windows 10 from scratch. It’s worth spending an hour or two restoring my system to its maximum potential performance, and it couldn’t be any easier to do. Yes, that means you’ll have to spend a little time reinstalling… Read more...

Updates From Star Trek: Picard, Indiana Jones 5, and More

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Noma Dumezweni is joining Disney’s Little Mermaid remake. Martin Donovan’s not sure how those Pym particles he swiped in Ant-Man could be involved with Quantumania . Plus, a new look at Javicia Leslie’s Batwoman , and new Are You Afraid of the Dark? To me, my spoilers! Read more...

AI security cameras inspired by frog eyes could be coming soon

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Researchers are exploring ways to make security cameras more intelligent, enabling them to disregard large amounts of useless visual data.

Razer's BlackWidow mechanical keyboard is 42 percent off right now

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Those looking to add to their gaming setup have a few ways to save while doing so thanks to new Razer sales on Amazon. Arguably the best deal available right now is on the company’s BlackWidow mechanical keyboard —it’s down from $120 to $70, which is a record-low price. It previously hovered between $80 and $120, only dropping to $70 during rare flash sales. Also discounted are Razer’s noise-canc

Tesla had an amazing end to 2020

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Now $10 off, This USB-C Hub Lends You Eight Ports in One Small Accessory

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Vava 8-in-1 USB-C Hub | $20 | Amazon | Clip coupon + use code KJUNUR8P Read more...

LG's new stick vacuum automatically empties dirt while it charges

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Robot vacuums can automatically empty themselves, but what if you prefer to clean your home yourself? LG might have you covered. It just introduced the CordZero ThinQ A9 Kompressor+ vacuum cleaner (yes, that’s a mouthful) with a charging station that automatically empties the dustbin into an attached bag. You’ll still have to take a bag to the trash, but you don’t have to deal with the messiest p

How to Use Pass, a Command-Line Password Manager for Linux Systems

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Pass is a command-line password manager built with the Unix philosophy in mind. It enables you to interact with your passwords using regular Unix commands. Credentials are stored in GPG-encrypted files. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

7 Affordable Alternatives to Pricey 'Home Edit' Organizers

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If Netflix’s Get Organized with The Home Edit has you itching to put everything in your home in color-coded containers, you’re going to need some supplies! The products recommended on the show can get a bit expensive, so we’re here to help you find some budget-friendly alternatives. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

AI draws dog-walking baby radish in a tutu

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Dall-E, the latest system from OpenAI, can create images from simple phrases.

Oceana Santa Monica: First US Hilton LXR Hotel

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Hilton has just added its first LXR property in the United States. For those visiting the Los Angeles area, this is a nice complement to Hilton’s existing luxury property, the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills . Oceana Santa Monica (Hilton LXR) Hilton has announced that Oceana Santa Monica will be the latest hotel to join LXR Hotels & Resorts, which is Hilton’s independent luxury brand. The property

Hootsuite snaps up SaaS specialist Sparkcentral

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Social media management platform Hootsuite has acquired SaaS provider Sparkcentral for an undisclosed fee.

Microsoft pulls the plug on Minecraft AR Game

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The Minecraft Earth AR game will be shut down in June as gamers were not being able to step out and collaboratively play due to the Covid-19 outbreak

It’s 2021, And We Still Don’t Know How We’ll Earn Elite Status With Marriot, Delta Or Southwest This Year

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Hyatt cut its elite status earning requirements in half and is offering double elite nights for the first two months of 2021. Hilton cut its elite status earning requirements in half. But from Marriott we’ve heard nothing. Major airlines have announced their plans too... but not Delta or Southwest. Continue reading ...

I Miss the Commodore 64, My First Console and Computer

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As a child of the 80s, I didn’t have an Atari, an NES, or even a Sega Master System. My first console was actually our family’s first computer: the Commodore 64. It was a passable gaming system, but more importantly, it was a device that taught me that technology was something that could be fun to explore and its… Read more...

SMEs get a neat new way to process contactless payments

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Fintech company Phos teams up with Mastercard to offer small businesses contactless payment options without the need for PoS hardware.

How to Close All Firefox Windows at Once

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If you’re like us, it’s easy to end up with 20 Mozilla Firefox windows full of hundreds of tabs open at once. Luckily, there’s an easy way to close multiple Firefox windows at the same time. Here’s how to do it on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon depart from International Space Station

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Re-Evaluate Your Parenting Rules This Year

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Some rules you set for your kids will be long-standing expectations. You’re probably never going to be okay with the kids hitting you—or each other—for instance. As long as they live with you, it’s never gonna be cool for them to throw a party while you’re out of town, or lie about where they’ve been. But some rules… Read more...

OpenAI's DALL-E app generates images from just a description

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OpenAI, the company co-founded by Elon Musk and backed by Microsoft, has already mastered Dota 2 and the art of writing fake news . Now, it has reached another milestone with DALL-E (a portmanteau of “Wall-E” and “Dali”), an AI app that can create an image out of nearly any description. For example, if you ask for “a cat made of sushi” or a “high quality illustration of a giraffe turtle chimera,”

Verizon delays 3G switch off

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Verizon had planned to switch off 3G at end of 2020.

Three's market-leading unlimited data SIM only deal is still available for £16/pm

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There are plenty of SIM only deals out there right now but Three's unlimited data plan easily takes the top spot.

Space Launch System rocket could conduct a hot fire test soon

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NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is ready to proceed to the final test in the Green Run series. The final test is the hot fire test and could happen as early as January 17. Hot fire is the cumulation of all the Green Run test series, which was an eight-part test campaign. The point of the test series was to … Continue reading

Smartwatch deals: B&H offers a huge $120 price cut on the Samsung Galaxy Watch

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Don't miss one of B&H Photo's best smartwatch deals this week - a 44mm Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE for just $179.99.

How the Oppo Reno 5 Pro will use AI for better video recording

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The upcoming camera-centric Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G will combine new hardware with innovative software for improved video capture.

Plant-centered prepared food delivery startup Thistle raises $10.3 million

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Eating less meat is the easiest way for anyone to lower their carbon footprint, and the prepared food delivery startup Thistle has just raised $10.3 million to make that choice even easier for consumers. The company delivers plant-based full menus (with meat options available for customers that want them) for its customers, along with a range of juices and sides. That pitch of making tweaks to cu

Veo raises $25M for AI-based cameras that record and analyze football and other team sports

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Sports have been among some of the most popular and lucrative media plays in the world, luring broadcasters, advertisers and consumers to fork out huge sums to secure the chance to watch (and sponsor) their favorite teams and athletes. That content, unsurprisingly, also typically costs a ton of money to produce, narrowing the production and distribution funnel even more. But today, a startup that

2021 Ford Expedition receives base XL STX trim with only two rows of seats

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The 2021 Ford Expedition gains a new XL STX trim model with only two rows of seats. This new five-seat Expedition starts at $51,690 (including $1,695 destination fees) and costs $2,800 less than the previous XLT base model with three row seating. Ford’s newest five-seat Expedition may have fewer seats, but you get massive boot space in return. And despite … Continue reading

Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G gets multiple certification listings

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While the Redmi Note 10 series has been in the limelight for a while, the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G has now made multiple certification listings. This means that the smartphone launch could be imminent.

Top Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision movies and shows to watch on Netflix

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We pick the top 15 shows and movies that you can watch on Netflix and get the most out of your premium TV.

Chase Targeted Spending Bonuses: Are You Eligible?

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Credit card issuers have been offering all kinds of additional perks and bonuses on spending in order to keep cardmembers engaged in these difficult times. For the past several months, Chase has been offering limited time spending bonuses on select cards. That trend is continuing, as Chase is continuing to roll out spending bonuses for the first quarter of 2021, which I wanted to recap below. Cha

Google fixes a Pixel 5 bug that played system sounds at max volume

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Some Pixel 5 owners have had to contend with a couple of audio issues on their devices, including system sounds that play at max volume all the time. As Android Police reported back in December, there’s a bug causing the device to play audio like touch and screenshot sounds, dialer tones and camera clicks at the loudest volume possible even if users turn the volume down. Now, Google has rolled ou

Razor’s E-Scooter Isn’t Much of a Kick

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This electric scooter offers a stable ride at a relatively affordable price, though its bulky design isn’t the best for apartment-dwelling city slickers.

Forget the upcoming Samsung S21 - these Galaxy S10 deals are an absolute steal

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Samsung Galaxy S21 deals will be here soon but with a massive price tag - the S10 feels like the far better option.

Intel Core i9-11900K CPU leak could disappoint those hoping for faster boost speeds

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There are more and more rumors swirling around Intel’s incoming Rocket Lake flagship.

Have An Older Home? Cync's Smart Light Switches Are for You

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Most smart homes would benefit from smart switches. They’ll control more lights for fewer dollars than a smart bulb (at the cost of color options). But smart switches often don’t work in older homes that lack neutral wires. Cync (formerly C by GE) Smart Light switches are the perfect solution for older homes. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

8 Top New Features in PHP 8

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PHP 8 was released at the end of November 2020. It’s a major new version that upgrades the language with additional features and performance improvements. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Use OpenPGP Encryption for Emails in Thunderbird

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Mozilla Thunderbird recently integrated OpenPGP right into the main application. No add-ons are needed for email privacy. OpenPGP’s world-class encryption is easy to set up and use without additional software. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Airbus A319 Departs Orlando, Flies Through New Years Eve Party, Lands Tangled In Balloon Debris

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On New Years Eve, Star Alliance member Avianca’s flight AV29 took off from Orlando headed to Bogota, Colombia. And as the Airbus A319 touched down it “collided with a large plastics object floating in the air” which became tangled across both the left and ride side engines, wings and horizontal stabilizers. Continue reading ...

Ask the cruise director: What are your top tips for cruising?

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One of the most popular cruise directors of the past decade, Matt Mitcham, is offering his insights to cruise fans in a series of pieces for The Points Guy. Presented in a question-and-answer-type format, the pieces originally appeared in The Points Guy’s cruise newsletter ( sign up here ). Mitcham r etired from Carnival Cruise Line in August. Today’s question for Matt: What are your top tips for

Google's iOS apps haven't been updated in over a month

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Google has not updated its iOS apps for over a month, leading to speculation that it was not yet ready to comply with Apple’s new pivacy label policy.

Latest iPad deals at Amazon give $40 price cut on the iPad Air 4

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iPad deals at Amazon are cutting the price on the new iPad Air 4 by $40 - a return to its Black Friday sales price.

Mazda President confirms MX-30 EV with range extender coming to the US

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Mazda President Jeff Guyton recently conducted a Q&A session where he talked about some of what the automaker has up its sleeves in the future. One of the topics covered during the session had to do with Mazda’s plans for the future. Guyton says that the automaker plans to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet of vehicles by 90 … Continue reading

MR Yum gives South Africans an even easier way to order food

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Contactless services are the future

The Morning After: Microsoft is pulling the plug on 'Minecraft Earth'

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If existing styles of wireless earbuds have never quite worked for you, Bose is ready to try a new design. These wireless Sport Open Earbuds don’t go in or over your ear canal. Instead they sit above it, allowing you to get the audio and still hear sounds of everything going on around you. The design looks a little awkward compared to other buds, but Bose claims they’ll stay securely positioned i

Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras could be phased out by end of 2021, rumors suggest

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The Canon EOS M series could be in its final year as Canon puts its exclusive focus on the RF Mount, according to rumors.

Cyberpunk 2077 loses over 75% of players on Steam

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A recent Steam survey has revealed that over three quarters of Cyberpunk 2077 players have abandoned the game within a month of release.

Prolific open source developer named new White House Director of Technology

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This isn’t David Recordon’s first time in the White House.

New Apple patents show future MacBooks may charge iPhones wirelessly

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This week Apple was granted a pair of patents that have to do with two-way charging. Owners of some Android devices will be familiar with the technology, which is also called reverse charging. For instance, some Android smartphones can charge other smartphones inductively to share battery power when needed. Apple has been working on the technology going back to March … Continue reading

YouTube reverses ban on UK’s TalkRadio for COVID-19 policy breaches

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YouTube has reversed a controversial ban on the account of TalkRadio, a News Corp.-owned U.K. national radio station that covers news and current affairs. The station revealed yesterday its channel had been removed from YouTube but said it had not been provided with an explanation for the suspension. YouTube – A statement from talkRADIO. Listen live on DAB or online ► Watc

Senti Bio raises $105 million for its new programmable biology platform and cancer therapies

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Senti Biosciences , a company developing cancer therapies using a new programmable biology platform, said it has raised $105 million in a new round of financing led by the venture arm of life sciences giant Bayer. The company’s technology uses new computational biological techniques to manufacture cell and gene therapies that can more precisely target specific cells in the body. Senti Bio’s chief

Changes to SA TV licences on the horizon

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If these are approved, here's what will change

Accelerating cloud: maximizing cloud’s full potential

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Businesses are increasingly migrating to the cloud, but most aren't achieving full business value - so what do they need to do to achieve cloud success?

Activists Publish a Vast Trove of Ransomware Victims' Data

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WikiLeaks successor DDoSecrets has amassed a controversial new collection of corporate secrets and is sharing them in the name of transparency.

For Marginalized Groups, Being Studied Can Be a Burden

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Academics often research minority communities in the hope of helping them. But too much time under the microscope can cause its own harms.

The Autonomous-Car Chaos of the 2004 Darpa Grand Challenge

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The self-driving vehicles smashed, burned, flipped, and tipped. But the ambitious race through the Mojave launched an industry.

There Should Be a Nobel Prize for Vaccine Logistics

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Immunization against Covid-19 is not going perfectly, but at least it's going. Let's give credit where it's due.

Netflix is shutting down on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U – but will it come to Switch?

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Nintendo has announced it is discontinuing Netflix support for the Wii U and 3DS.

Pineapple waste material converted into drone parts

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A group of researchers in Malaysia has developed a technique to take waste material from the pineapple farming industry and turn it into disposable parts for drone aircraft. The technique developed takes a fiber found in usually discarded pineapple leaves and harnesses it to make a robust material that can be used to build frames for unmanned aircraft. The project’s … Continue reading

Atlanta’s SalesLoft raises $100M for its digital sales platform, now valued at $1.1B

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The COVID-19 pandemic and specifically need for social distancing to slow the spread of the virus have continued to keep many of us away from the office. Now, increasingly, many organizations and people believe that it could usher in a more permanent shift to remote, distributed and virtual work. Today, a startup that has built a set of tools specifically to help salespeople with that change — by

How to Turn a Windows Laptop Into a Desktop PC

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Laptops offer the power of a PC wherever you go, from the other side of the country to the other side of the couch. But sometimes you want a desktop for a bigger display, a larger keyboard, and a beefy mouse. Here’s how to turn your laptop into a pseudo desktop. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Korean Air Will Postpone Devaluation Of SkyPass Frequent Flyer Program [Updated With 2 Year Extension]

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In December 2019 - shortly before the start of the pandemic - Korean Air announced a huge devaluation of their frequent flyer program with revenue-based mileage-earning and a new distance-based award chart coming in April 2021. Korean Air has offered one of the more lucrative frequent flyer programs for many years, and access to outstanding award inventory not made available to its partners. Howe

What Buddhism can do for AI ethics

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The explosive growth of artificial intelligence has fostered hope that it will help us solve many of the world’s most intractable problems. However, there’s also much concern about the power of AI, and growing agreement that its use should be guided to avoid infringing upon our rights. Many groups have discussed and proposed ethical guidelines for how AI should be developed or deployed: IEEE, a g

Honda updates 2021 Goldwing and CRF sports bike with new features

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The 2021 Honda Goldwing and the new CRF dual-sport bike are receiving a couple of updates for the new year. The Goldwing is one of the best luxury-touring motorcycles in the industry, while the CRF remains a perennial top seller with its agile performance and dual-sport DNA. Honda is upping the ante by giving both motorcycles better features and a … Continue reading

Dell’s new monitors are bound to be a hit with Microsoft Teams users

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If you find yourself living in Microsoft Teams, you’ll probably want one of these new Dell monitors.

Amazon buys eleven Boeing jets to improve delivery times

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Kickstart your January workout with these deals on Fitbit trackers and Withings smart scales

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Don't miss these excellent fitness tech deals - including big price cuts on Fitbit devices, smart scales, sportswear, plus more.

US intelligence agencies say Russia was likely behind the SolarWinds hack

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America’s intelligence community has issued a joint statement naming Russia as the most likely source of the SolarWinds hack . Representatives from the FBI, NSA and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), via the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, made the claims yesterday. They jointly claim that the body which managed to gain access to a number of federal agencies

Microsoft working on fix for disconnecting Xbox Series X controllers

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A future update is set to fix faulty gamepads.

Qualcomm appoints Cristiano Amon as CEO

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Amon will become CEO in June when Steve Mollenkopf retires.

LG's ludicrously-named new vacuum cleaner automatically empties its bin

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LG CordZeroThinQ A9 Kompressor Plus just rolls off the tongue, eh?

This code scores you the cheapest Samsung Galaxy Note 20 deal we've seen yet

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 deals have come way down in price with this retailer's SIM-free offering.

Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

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Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer. It’s the first time Amazon has purchased planes outright rather than just lease them and comes as the airline industry struggles from a slowdown… Read more...

Debunking credit card myths: Does having many credit cards hurt your credit score?

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

SPHEREx space telescope preliminary design plans approved

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NASA has announced that it has approved the preliminary design plans for an upcoming space telescope known as SPHEREx. According to NASA, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoque of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) space telescope has entered Phase C. Entering Phase C means with the preliminary design plans approved, work can begin on a final, detailed … Continue re

Korean Air SkyPass Devaluation Postponed To 2023

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Update : In December 2019, Korean Air SkyPass announced some major program changes, including a significant award chart devaluation for bookings as of April 2021. Well, there’s some good news on this front. As noted by reader Kwangsu, Korean Air is postponing its award chart devaluation , and it will now only happen as of April 2023 . This is fantastic news, because I’m sure I’m not the only one

Oh great, new cryptocurrency gold rush could make buying a new graphics card even harder

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With cryptocurrencies rising in price again, miners are buying up new GPUs, making it even harder for gamers to get hold of one.

Key open source project makes critical change; locks out community developers

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Change upsets and confuses some long-time developers, despite having a year's notice.

This tool lets you confuse Google’s ad network, and a test shows it works

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We’ve all been there by now: surfing the web and bumping into ads with an uncanny flavor. How did they know I was thinking about joining a gym? Or changing careers? Or that I need a loan? You might wonder if Google can read your mind. Google even boasts that it knows you better than you know yourself. Google can’t read your mind, of course. But it can read your search history. It tracks a lot of

Everyone is Michael Scott in this extremely cursed deepfake of 'The Office'

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This isn't the first deepfake of The Office , and chances are it won't be the last — but it is an undeniably seamless (and, thus, fairly disturbing), effort. The clip above was posted by YouTuber Jesse Richards, whose channel appears to be largely dedicated to Office deepfakes. It shows Michael Scott (Steve Carell) monologuing at the camera before his face starts shifting into those of Dunder Mif

Turning pineapple leaves into drones

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New iPad Pro 2021 could land soon with a mini LED screen

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There's growing evidence that a mini LED iPad Pro is in the works, and it could land early this year.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite might launch in March, without a key Mi 11 feature

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A leak suggests the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite could launch in March, but the claimed specs give us cause for doubt.

Garmin launches feature-packed 10-inch sat-nav for your camper or caravan

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The Camper 1090 is Garmin's biggest ever sat-nav for caravans and campers, making it easier to find your way at a glance.

WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy: Your choice is to accept it or delete app

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

Fantastic wireless earbuds deal slashes Sennheiser CX 400BT to lowest ever price

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Amazon has slashed the price of the Sennheiser CX 400BT wireless earbuds, giving you great sound at a steep discount.

The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2021

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Spoiler: We’re looking at another year of internet services dominating many aspects of our lives.

NASA’s image of the day: Seeing shapes in the cosmos

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Save over 20% on an 11-in-1 multi-port USB hub

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TL;DR: Broaden your plug-in power with this CASA Hub Pro 11-in-1 USB hub , on sale for $140.99, a total savings of over 20% as of Jan. 6. If you’re the proud owner of a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you’re probably on cloud nine. Or you were, until you realized you can’t plug in your USB drive, or your HDMI cable, or your SD photo card. OK, that anger is a bit misplaced. It’s not just Apple for

Channel your inner Beth Harmon with this $50 chess training

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TL;DR: Sharpen your chess skills with the How to Play Chess for Beginners Course Bundle . The bundle is on sale for $49.99, an 88% savings as of Jan. 6. If you binge-watched every episode of The Queen's Gambit during the holidays, you might be ready to learn chess yourself. Beth Harmon makes it all look easy. But if you want to improve your game (or learn for the very first time), there's an easy

Save 82% on a super practical language learning app

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TL;DR: As of Jan. 6, get lifetime access to language learning app Speakly for only $69.99 — an 82% savings. To speak a new language conversationally, you'll need to master key words and phrases most of all. That's why Speakly, the language learning app , focuses on 4,000 of the most statistically-relevant words of your chosen language and helps you learn them in order of importance. This one-time

Get a pair of workout-friendly, wireless VerveBuds for only $42

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TL;DR: Snag these VerveBuds 100 True Wireless Earbuds for 16% off — just $41.95 — as of Jan. 6. Wireless headphones are everywhere these days, but it's difficult to find a pair that both fits your needs and suits your price range. Here's a pair that delivers: the VerveBuds 100 True Wireless Earbuds . These well-rated headphones are designed to be comfortable and sit securely in your ears, making

How to use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder

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NASA reveals how its SPHEREx space telescope will search for big bang clues

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NASA has hit a key milestone in the development of SPHEREx space telescope , designed for the lofty purpose of studying the big bang theory and origins of galaxies. The mission has entered Phase C, meaning NASA has approved preliminary designs of the observatory and can commence the final design phase and manufacturing of hardware and software, NASA said in a blog post . SPHEREx will be about the

Indian B2B e-commerce startup Udaan raises $280 million

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Business-to-business marketplace Udaan has raised $280 million from new and existing investors as the Indian startup builds a war-chest to accelerate its growth and fend off rivals. The new capital is not part of a new financing round but is an extension of its Series D. The Bangalore-based startup, which secured $585 million prior to the new capital as part of its Series D round and has overall

Xiaomi hikes the prices of seven Mi TVs in India

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Xiaomi has hiked the price of seven Mi TVs in India by up to Rs 3,000. The hike can make them not so affordable as a bunch of other options are available at a cheaper price in India.

Two Apple contract units choose Tamil Nadu as their base

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Foxconn, one of the popular Apple assemblers, already has a manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu. Now India's Tata group and Taiwan's Pegatron are also setting up shop in the Southern State to be suppliers to Apple.

Indonesian robo-advisor app Bibit raises $30 million led by Sequoia Capital India

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Bibit , a robo-advisor app that wants to make investing more accessible in Indonesia, has raised $30 million from Sequoia Capital India. Returning investors East Ventures, EV Growth, AC Ventures and 500 Startups also participated. This funding is a growth round and comes after Bibit’s May 2019 Series A . It brings the company’s total funding so far to $45 million, chief executive officer Sigit Ko

Government recommends improved biometrics for children

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The Department of Home Affairs has set out new recommendations for Identity Documents which aim to combat identity theft

Poco M2 and Poco C3 price in India permanently reduced

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Poco M2 has received a permanent price drop in India for both its variants while the Poco C3 price in India has been reduced for only the higher variant.

Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff never deleted his dorky music tweets from 2012

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The Georgia Senate runoff election is all but over. At time of writing, while the major outlets are being understandably cautious about making big calls, Rev. Raphael Warnock has claimed victory over Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Decision Desk HQ has called the count for Jon Ossoff, who is leading Sen. David Perdue. This would mean both of Georgia's senate seats have flipped from Republican incumbents

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite tipped to launch in March, but we have our doubts

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Leaks seem to suggest that the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite may launch in March but the specifications leaked seem to show that it may not really be the case.