Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Microsoft unveils Windows 365, a Windows 10 PC in the cloud

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400+Engadget / 3h
Windows 365, a new service announced today at the Microsoft Inspire conference, is basically an unintentional riff on the Yo Dawg meme: Microsoft put Windows in the cloud so you can run a Windows computer while you're running your computer. You can just call it a Cloud PC , as Microsoft does. It's basically an easy-to-use virtual machine that lets you hop into your own Windows 10 (and eventually

Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Over Ridiculous Anti-Vaccine Law

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500+Gizmodo / 6h
Norwegian Cruise Lines filed what the company calls a “last resort” lawsuit against the state of Florida on Tuesday over an anti-vaccine law praised by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans businesses from requiring customers to be vaccinated. Companies face fines of $5,000 per violation for asking about… Read more...

9 Reasons To Get Citi’s American Airlines Business Card Now

30View from the Wing / 15min
I’ve had the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® both recently and in the distant past, and it’s spending on this card that largely accounting for my first lifetime elite status with American Airlines way back in 2006. American’s miles are the currency I’ve spent the most over the years, and there’s no longer a great way to earn miles through another credit card besides an Am

Apple gives the people what they want: their old Safari tab design back

Engadget / 8min
The third developer betas for iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey started rolling out today, and key among the changes they bring is a set of updates to Apple's browser. Safari is getting some design updates, including easier access to reloading, sharing and Tab Groups in macOS Monterey, as well as improved navigation features in iOS 15. One of the changes in the macOS Monterey beta that we didn

This Stylish High-Tech Clothing Offers EMF Protection From Modern Electronics

Futurism / 10min
Have you ever stopped to think about just how much radiation penetrates your body on a daily basis? If not, you probably should. After all, this is not 1995, when you had one computer with a hard-line Internet connection and a giant cell phone you only used for emergencies. Today we are literally surrounded by smart devices that generate electromagnetic radiation, from our phones, tablets, comput

Would Your Dog Give You Treats If He Could?

Gizmodo / 11min
Getting dogs to share food with you may not be all that easy, new research suggests. In a series of experiments, scientists found that dogs didn’t reciprocate the act of giving food to helpful humans. Though the results may be due to how the experiment was conducted, it could also suggest food-giving just isn’t one of… Read more...

Why Do Some Crimes Increase When Airbnbs Come to Town?

Wired / 14min
Tourists neither commit nor attract crimes. But a study finds that violent offenses rose in neighborhoods where more homes were converted to short-term rentals.

9 of the Best Podcasts Every Dad Should Listen To

Lifehacker / 15min
Dads are catching up to moms in their hunger for advice on being successful in both the workplace and within their family roles. And with a wide variety of podcasts more readily available these days, fathers (or dads-to-be) have plenty of options for shows about how to better step up and make the most of fatherhood. Read more...

These Squiggles May Be Some of the Oldest Fossil Life on Earth

Gizmodo / 17min
A team of researchers in South Africa put a bit of rock under a microscope and found the remains of 3.42-billion-year-old life. Those fossils—the squiggly, microscopic remains of organisms that subsisted on methane—broaden the scope of what habitats were suitable for life on Earth during the Archean Eon. Read more...

How to See Power Consumption with the Alexa Energy Dashboard

How-To Geek / 17min
Amazon Alexa’s Energy Dashboard can help you monitor energy usage and save power across Alexa-enabled devices. It displays energy consumed by your devices and other useful stats. You can also set automatic actions, such as shutting off your thermostat or living room lighting on a schedule. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Register to earn thousands of bonus miles with United’s targeted Mile Play offer

The Points Guy / 17min
Every few months, United MileagePlus members open up United’s mobile app to find a new “Mile Play” offer available, giving frequent flyers an opportunity to earn bonus miles after completing a specific, travel-related task. Members who haven’t flown United much recently tend to be targeted for the most compelling offers, but that isn’t always the case. TPG values United miles at 1.3 cents each ,

‘Battlefield 2042’ will spilt cross-play between console generations

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Engadget / 20min
EA and DICE have shed some light on their plans for cross-play in Battlefield 2042 . While the feature is still in development, there likely won't be a way for all players to join the same lobbies. During an upcoming invite-only technical playtest, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC players will be able to hop into games together. DICE is planning to split the player pool between gamers on tho

Loki’s Season 2 Renewal Is a Clue to Marvel’s Multiverse

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Wired / 26min
The show just became the first Disney+ series in the MCU to get a renewal. Here’s what that means.

SpaceX will soon fire up its massive Super Heavy booster for the first time

Ars Technica / 26min
Enlarge / A Super Heavy booster rolled out of SpaceX's production facilities in South Texas earlier this month. (credit: Elon Musk ) SpaceX seems to have gone a long time without launching—or blowing up—a rocket at its South Texas launch site. A little more than two months have passed since the company launched its SN15 Starship prototype to an altitude of 10 km before safely landing the vehicle

Twitter is shutting down Fleets on August 3, citing low usage

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TechCrunch / 29min
Stories that disappear after a period of time are where the action is on social platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. But when it comes to Twitter, it looks the product itself is going to be going away in a matter of days. Twitter has confirmed that Fleets — its own take on ephemeral Stories that it launched into general availability just nine months ago — is shutting down on

Amazon Hopes You Like "Art" Enough to Crowdfund These Echo Dots

How-To Geek / 31min
Amazon has readied its next batch of products that’ll be eligible to gain crowdfunding support through its Build It platform. This time around, there are three unique Echo Dot smart speaker designs up for grabs created in collaboration with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Android 12 Beta 3 Arrives With Scrolling Screenshots and Final APIs

How-To Geek / 31min
Following the first few betas in May and June, today, Google delivered the Android 12 beta 3 release, inching one step closer to platform stability and a global launch of its next mobile operating system. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitter disappears Fleets

Mashable / 35min
It took eight months, but Fleets are officially disappearing. Twitter confirmed Wednesday that it is ending its brief experiment with disappearing messages, dubbed Fleets, on August 3. According to the company, the Stories-like posts which lived at the top of users' mobile Timelines never really caught on — or, at least not in the way Twitter wanted. "We hoped Fleets would help more people feel c

Apple's next iPhones might have smaller notches

Mashable / 35min
We still don't know much about this year's batch of new iPhones, but those of you who hate the camera notches Apple puts on current iPhone screens might have something to look forward to. A new report from Bloomberg shed some light on Apple's possible plans for the iPhone 13 this week. There aren't many bombshell details to speak of, but one thing stood out: Apple wants to shrink the notch that h

How carbon-sucking concrete could revolutionize construction

Mashable / 35min
Concrete is the second-most used resource after water, but is terrible for the planet. A new type of concrete, dubbed CarbiCrete , is trying to change that.

Twitter axes Fleets after Stories-style vanishing posts prove a flop

SlashGear / 42min
Twitter is axing Fleets, its attempt to copy the success of Instagram Stories, despite only launching the feature to all users at the end of 2020. Fleets – vanishing text, photos, and videos, which would automatically delete after 24 hours – had been rolled out to all Twitter users in November last year, but struggled to gain traction. Not only … Continue reading

You Can Make Instagram Less Addicting, If You Want

Lifehacker / 44min
It’s not easy to quit Instagram —and you probably don’t even want to completely quit the app. The memes, updates, and reels are important to you, after all. But many of us could do with spending a little less time on Instagram. Read more...

Clubhouse unveils its new 'Backchannel' DM feature

Engadget / 44min
Clubhouse, the oft cloned invite-only audio chat platform that recently expanded to Android , has since its inception lacked a seemingly fundamental feature present on virtually every other social media app: the ability to directly message other users. But no longer! On Wednesday, the company announced that the Clubhouse app will now support DMs in the form of the new Backchannel messaging featur

Twitter is killing Fleets

Twitter Fleets August 3•
Engadget / 44min
less than a year after launching the Stories-like feature to all its users. All Fleets will disappear for the final time on August 3rd. The short lived feature was at times controversial. Soon after it rolled out to all Twitter users last November , many raised questions about how the feature could be used to target others for harassment . Others questioned whether Twitter really needed a “Stori

Facebook is luring creators with $1 billion in payouts

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Engadget / 44min
Facebook plans to dish out over $1 billion to creators across its platforms through the end of 2022, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. "We want to build the best platforms for millions of creators to make a living," he wrote in a Facebook post. "Investing in creators isn't new for us , but I'm excited to expand this work over time." The aim is to "reward creators for great content they create on Facebook

Deal alert: $326 round-trip flights from US cities to Amsterdam

The Points Guy / 46min
The Netherlands reopened less than a month ago to tourists from the U.S., and we are already seeing some major flight deals to its capital and most famed city, Amsterdam. With no vaccine, negative COVID-19 test or quarantine required, a flight as low as $326 round-trip to one of the six places in Europe without COVID-19 entry protocols is really just the cherry on top. For more TPG news delivered

FlyMachine raises $21 million to build a virtual concerts platform for a post-pandemic world

TechCrunch / 47min
As concerts and live events return to the physical world stateside, many in the tech industry have wondered whether some of the pandemic-era opportunities around virtualizing these events are lost for the time being. San Francisco-based FlyMachine is aiming to seek out the holy grail of the digital music industry, finding a way to capture some of the magic of live concerts and performances in a l

Facebook Knifes Its Own Analytics Tool to Hide Its Ben Shapiro Problem

Gizmodo / 47min
Facebook gutted its data analytics tool, CrowdTangle, by reassigning dozens of its staff and sidelining its CEO after its data showed that incendiary screeds and misleading content from right-wing pages regularly outperform traditional news outlets on the News Feed, according to the New York Times . Read more...

Florida Man Shoots Down Police Drone Because It Was “Harassing” Him

300+Futurism / 52min
Shoot It Down Not everybody is happy with law enforcement’s use of surveillance drones. 50-year-old Wendell Goney from Mount Dora, Florida, took matters into his own hands and decided to shoot down a police drone, the property of the local Lake County Sherriff’s Office, the Orlando Sentinel reports . The reason? He “thought it was trying to harass him,” according to his arrest affidavit, as quote

Microsoft announces Windows 365, a subscription cloud PC

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BBC News - Technology / 53min
Microsoft has announced a new cloud PC technology where users stream their PC to any device.

What the growing federal focus on ESG means for private markets

TechCrunch / 53min
Anthony Cimino Contributor Anthony Cimino , head of policy at Carta , works with policymakers and innovators to drive economic opportunity through expanding equity ownership and private market liquidity. The increasing regulation of ESG (environmental, social, governance) disclosure reporting may have started in the public markets, but will almost certainly have downstream effects for private mar

Texan city to deploy intelligent traffic system from Velodyne Lidar

Ars Technica / 55min
Enlarge / Velodyne lidar sensors will create a real-time 3D map of this dangerous intersection in Austin to help the city make its roads safer. (credit: Velodyne ) American roads have never been especially safe compared to those in other countries . But the pandemic made things worse, with shocking rises in crashes and deaths of both drivers and pedestrians in 2020 despite a decrease in the numbe

Sweeping “Green Deal” promises to revamp EU economy, slash carbon pollution

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Ars Technica / 55min
Enlarge / Industrial climber Torsten Kuehne repairs a wind turbine about 60 meters high in Wulkow, Germany. (credit: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance ) The European Union today unveiled a dozen pieces of legislation that would overhaul the bloc’s economy in an effort to slash carbon emissions. The sweeping “ Green Deal ” proposal would cut carbon pollution 55 percent below 1990 levels by leaning he

LG's rollable OLED R TV costs $100,000 in the US

Engadget / 56min
LG is done skirting around the price of its rollable OLED R TV . As noted by The Verge , the company’s US website now says you can buy the set for $100,000. Previously, not only did LG not list the price of the OLED R in the US, you had to call a sales representative to buy one . Now all that’s in between you and the company's futuristic TV is an “Add to Cart” button and about the cost of a down

How the 'Loki' finale twist might change the Marvel Universe

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Mashable / 1h
Like the god of mischief himself, Loki' s finale pulled a dazzling trick on the audience and changed the way the MCU will work, possibly forever. After a few false starts in previous shows, it's Loki and Sylvie who are responsible for yanking the franchise into a new era of the multiverse! It shows both Loki's growth as a character and the inherent flaws of being A Loki that Sylvie was the one to

The Best Reason to Keep Whipped Cream in Your Fridge at All Times (Besides That One, You Pervert)

Lifehacker / 1h
Whipping your own cream is not a hard task, but it does require a certain amount of equipment, and that equipment requires washing, which makes whipping cream mildly inconvenient in the middle of the day or after a big dinner—the two moments I happen to crave espresso con panna (espresso topped with whipped cream). Read more...

Loki episode 6 recap: a disappointing season finale

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The god of mischief's own story is sacrificed in the name of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe in Loki episode 6.

Lenovo's powerful new desktop workstations are not as expensive as you might think

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Lenovo has updated its ThinkStation P350 Tower, Small Form Factor and Tiny workstations with new processors and graphics capabilities.

Now we know how Battlefield 2042 cross-play and AI soldiers will work

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SlashGear / 1h
Electronic Arts and DICE have already revealed a surprising amount about Battlefield 2042, and more is coming later this month during EA Play Live. In the meantime, the folks at EA have answered some questions about the game, revealing new details about cross-play and cross-progression in the process. Just as well, we’re learning some new things about how AI soldiers … Continue reading

Poor Neighborhoods Are Up to 7 Degrees Hotter Than Rich Ones

Gizmodo / 1h
New research finds that not all Americans are equally bear the burden of extreme heat. Poorer communities are at disproportionate risk of searing temperatures, according to a study published in Earth’s Future , the American Geophysical Union’s interdisciplinary journal, on Tuesday. Read more...

LG Chem will invest $5.2B in battery materials through 2025

TechCrunch / 1h
South Korea’s LG Chem has earmarked ₩6 trillion ($5.2 billion) over the next four years to build out its battery materials business. The investment comes as automakers and state regulators set targets to transition away from internal combustion engine vehicles, in a shift that will likely be the most transformative to the mobility industry since the invention of the car. The investments will focu

What the Loki finale could mean for Spider-Man: No Way Home and future MCU movies

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
What we know about the future of the MCU from Loki's final episode.

Chrome 94 will make sure you're connected to sites with HTTPS

Engadget / 1h
In April, Google made HTTPS the default in Chrome , but that doesn’t mean the company’s long-standing push to make the protocol as widely used as possible is over. On Wednesday, Google detailed new features it will introduce in Chrome to further push HTTPS adoption. With Chrome 94, Google will introduce a feature called HTTPS-First Mode. Much like its Firefox counterpart , the tool will attempt t

Android 12 beta 3 arrives with camera-based auto-rotation

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Engadget / 1h
Google is ready to add more features to the public preview of its upcoming platform as it gets closer to being ready for its proper launch. The company announced that it's pushing out the third beta of Android 12 today, and it brings features like scrolling screenshots, enhanced auto-rotate and more. For developers, Google said this is the "last beta release before the Platform Stability mileston

The Third Android 12 Beta Finally Brings Us Scrolling Screenshots, Is Available Today

Google Android 12 3 Pixel•
Gizmodo / 1h
The development of Android 12 appears to be progressing like clockwork, because just over a month after Google released its second Android 12 beta, Google is releasing the third beta for its next big mobile OS update. Read more...

Android 12 Beta 3 released: Here’s what’s exciting

Google Android 12 3 Pixel•
SlashGear / 1h
Android 12 beta 3 is out, and Google’s latest preview of its new OS debuts a number of improvements along with a milestone for app developers. It’s the final beta ahead of Android 12 Platform Stability at beta 4, Google says, though there are also some changes which regular users are likely to appreciate. The primary goal of the Android … Continue reading

New NASA Spacecraft Will Carry Time Capsule for the Descendants of Humans

100+Futurism / 1h
Message in a Bottle As NASA prepares to launch Lucy, a spacecraft that will explore the asteroids that share Jupiter’s orbit, engineers added an important finishing touch: a little time capsule for the descendants of modern humanity. The spacecraft, slated for an October 16 launch, will travel out to Jupiter to study the Trojan asteroids, which NASA believes contain secrets about the earliest day

How to Customize Text on Your Kindle

How-To Geek / 1h
When you read a physical book, you’re stuck with whatever font and text layout choices the publisher went with. With a Kindle, however, you can customize the text to appear pretty much however you like. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple's "Pay Later" Program Will Let You Finance Purchases Without an Apple Card

How-To Geek / 1h
Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs to build an “Apple Pay Later” installment service. First reported by Bloomberg, this service will allow Apple Pay users to finance any purchase within a two-week interest-free period or a months-long period with interest—no Apple Card required. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Netflix Will Narc on Your Kid's Watch History With Bi-Weekly Emails

60How-To Geek / 1h
This week Netflix announced two new features that highlight its children’s programming. For one, subscribers will see a new top 10 list on kids and family profiles that ranks the most popular shows and movies for children. Then, Netflix will tattletale on your kids and send bi-weekly emails that detail what each profile is watching. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

PS5’s DualSense could inspire updates to the Xbox controller, says Phil Spencer

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Phil Spencer has said that the Xbox controller could get an upgrade in the future and it might take some inspiration from Sony’s DualSense.

You can see fires, but now Qwake wants firefighters to see through them

42TechCrunch / 1h
When it comes to tough environments to build new technology, firefighting has to be among the most difficult. Smoke and heat can quickly damage hardware, and interference from fires will disrupt most forms of wireless communications, rendering software all but useless. From a technology perspective, not all that much has really changed today when it comes to how people respond to blazes. Qwake Te

Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra explains how to optimize your startup’s products for lasting growth

31TechCrunch / 1h
Superhuman co-founder and CEO Rahul Vohra joined us last week at TechCrunch Early Stage to provide an in-depth look at how he and his company worked to optimize and refine their product early to create a version of “growth hacking” that would not only help Superhuman attract users, but serve them best and retain them, too. Vohra articulated a system that other entrepreneurs should be able to appl

Facebook's Satellite Plans Might Be Dead, But Amazon's Are Just Beginning

Gizmodo / 1h
Back in 2016, Facebook began tinkering with plans to launch an internet satellite project that was meant to be a part of Mark Zuckerberg’s oft-repeated plans to “ connect the world .” Five years later, it looks like the company’s backed down—with Amazon taking its place. Read more...

LG SIGNATURE OLED R rollable TV goes on sale at $100,000

SlashGear / 1h
LG’s rolling OLED TV is up for sale, but if you want to put a piece of tech magic in your living room you need to brace yourself for a seriously eye-watering price tag. Revealed last year, the LG SIGNATURE OLED R has a 65-inch display that rolls up into its base when not needed, but you’ll have to find … Continue reading

'This Way Up' Season 2 captures mental health issues and sisterly relationships with compassion

Mashable / 1h
"Don't worry Rachel, I'm a sad girl too." These are the words said to me by a kind friend earlier this year when I hit a bit of a rough patch during the UK's third national lockdown. Watching Channel 4 and Hulu's This Way Up Season 2 feels exactly like that fellow-sad-girl-friend reaching their arm around you, reminding you that you're not alone after all. In the very first episode of the new sea

Bundle any color Nintendo Switch Lite with a microSD card and save $9

Mashable / 1h
SAVE $8.99: Amazon has a Nintendo Switch Lite bundle on sale as of July 14 — get the console in your choice of five colors and a 128GB SanDisk microSD card for just $225.99 (normally $234.98). Yes, an upgraded Nintendo Switch console was announced earlier this month after almost a year's worth of rumors . No, you probably don't need to drop $350 on it unless you're blown away by its barely larger

Best gaming phone in the UAE for 2021: the top 10 mobile game performers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
These are the top gaming phones running Android and iOS that will empower you to play your best.

Razer Blade 17 just got a lot more powerful with 11th-gen Core i9 CPU and Nvidia RTX 3080

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Other upgrades include a better webcam, plus a fingerprint-resistive coating to keep smudges off that nifty chassis.

Nooks set to seed its own in the world of virtual HQs

45TechCrunch / 1h
After operating in beta for a year, Nooks, a virtual workspace space targeting distributed teams, has attracted thousands of users and millions of dollars in venture capital. The Stanford student-led upstart has raised a $5 million seed round led by Tola Capital, with participation from Floodgate and investors such as Julia and Kevin Hartz (CEO and chairman of Eventbrite, respectively) and Julia

How to make the math work for today’s sky-high startup valuations

36TechCrunch / 1h
Venture capital price discipline is out the window ; venture funds are looking to make faster, earlier deals; and more unicorns were minted in the last three months than during any quarter in history. It’s a busy time for startups and their financial backers. Now weeks into July, it’s increasingly clear that 2021 is shaping up to be a record-setter for venture capital investment . And investors d

Massachusetts startup OPT Industries is perfecting a 3D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 tests

TechCrunch / 1h
In 2020 and 2021, we all became well-acquainted with nasal swabs. But small sticks we stuck up our noses, it turns out, were harder to come by than anyone could have predicted. A May 2020 survey of 118 labs in the US found that 60 percent reported limited swab supplies – making lack of swabs the most commonly reported supply-chain problem. One small company that stepped into the fray of swab prod

The best cruise lines for wheelchair users and passengers with limited mobility

The Points Guy / 1h
If you’re a traveler with limited mobility, there are certain considerations that are necessary when planning a trip. Because all major cruise lines are required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, they are equipped with accessible accommodations, meaning that a cruise can be a great way to see the world without having to worry as much about logistics. “In my experience, I’ve foun

The Vive Focus 3 is the best standalone VR headset and no, you should not buy it

Engadget / 1h
After the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched in 2016, bringing virtual reality into homes for the first time, the two companies have gone in very different directions. While Oculus leaned more toward mainstream consumers, especially with last year’s Quest 2 , the Vive targeted businesses and the tech savvy. That strategy hasn't always worked out in Vive's favor — the long-awaited Cosmos headset wa

Auto-aim cheatmaker halts development at Activision’s request

Ars Technica / 1h
A sample video shows how computer vision (running on an external computer) detects an enemy and calculates how far the mouse needs to move to target that enemy. The makers of a machine-learning-powered auto-aim cheat tool have halted development and taken down their website "at the request of Activision Publishing." That's according to a message posted on the User Vision website, in which develop

How to Hide Nudes, Personal Data, and Pictures of Your Ex on an iPhone or iPad

Lifehacker / 1h
It’s possible you have a few photos on your iPhone or iPad that you’d rather not stumble upon—or have anyone else stumble upon, such as a picture of your ex, a troubling memory, or other, uh, unmentionables. If you’re not ready to delete or offload them, but you don’t want them seen by the wrong eyes, you can hide … Read more...

Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Capital One Venture: Which Is Better?

One Mile at a Time / 1h
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card ( review ) and Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card ( review ) are two of the most popular mid-range travel rewards credit cards . While the cards have similar annual fees, most other aspects of the cards differ. I think both cards can make sense for certain consumers, but given how different they are, it’s worth understanding which card is better for your si

Cybereason raises $275M at Series F, adds Steven Mnuchin to board

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TechCrunch / 1h
Cybereason , a US-Israeli late-stage cybersecurity startup that provides extended detection and response (XDR) services, has secured $275 million in Series F funding. The investment was led by Liberty Strategic Capital, a venture capital fund recently founded by Steven Mnuchin , who served as U.S. Treasury Secretary under the Trump administration. As part of the deal, Mnuchin will join Cybereason

Twilio’s new tools will let anyone add live video and audio to their apps

22TechCrunch / 1h
Twilio , a company best known for its tools that help developers build text message/phone call-powered apps, is branching out into a new category: live streaming. This morning the company announced Twilio Live , a platform meant to help developers more easily integrate live video/audio features into their apps. Details are still a bit light, but here’s what we know so far: Twilio Live is launchin

Exhibit your startup at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

33TechCrunch / 1h
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is hardly new, but this sector — pretty much the default business model for B2B and B2C startups — just keeps growing along with a rapidly expanding ecosystem. TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 , a day-long focused look at the current state and future generations of SaaS, takes place on October 27, and it’s designed to help startup founders, investors and developers keep tabs on

Aidoc raises over $66M for AI radiology analysis technology

TechCrunch / 1h
Aidoc, an artificial intelligence company that develops triage and analysis software, is about to double its funding. On Tuesday, the company announced a round of $66 million. Before that the company had raised about $67 million in its five-year lifetime. Aidoc develops “decision support” software based on artificial intelligence. This software can read images like CT scans, detect certain abnorm

Loki's Finale Asks If Time Is Inevitable, or Just Marvel Studios

Gizmodo / 1h
Loki ’s finale is here , and it’s time for questions to be answered. Will Sylvie and Loki get what they want? What’s hiding out at the end of time ? How do you wrap up six episodes of television that feel dramatically satisfying in spite of the larger animus of the cinematic universe around them? The answers, it turns… Read more...

Loki is expected to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, says report

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Loki could appear in the upcoming MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, according to a new report.

This new Instagram tool will help you recover from a hack

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Upgraded security checkup will help Instagram users keep their accounts secure.

RTX 3080 stock: the best places to find it in stock – Best Buy, Newegg and Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The RTX 3080 is the hardest to find GPU, but the restock date for the graphics card may happen within the next 24 hours.

Can't find PlayStation 5 in stock? This PS5 restock ballot could be the answer

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h is running a PS5 ballot which gives successful entrants a chance to purchase a PS5.

A Cache of Ancient Bitcoin, Possibly Mined by Satoshi, Just Awakened

Futurism / 2h
Satoshi on the Move? Over $21 million worth of Bitcoin were just moved out of a dormant wallet — which, intriguingly, was opened shortly after the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto created the cryptocurrency over a decade ago. Blockchain trackers at Whale Alert noticed the dormant address coming alive again . The mysterious Bitcoin wallet spent some time mining crypto back in 2011 and 2012, but has b

What’s going on at Solaz? Mystery surrounds one of Marriott’s most aspirational resorts in Mexico

22The Points Guy / 2h
Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico , has abruptly closed for an indefinite amount of time. The resort is still a relatively new addition to the Marriott portfolio in the area and had become very popular with visitors, thanks to its high-end feel, multiple pools and variety of dining options on-site. The resort also is home to a timeshare section, which also closed without warn

Creative Pebble v3 can juice up your computer audio for just $40

Mashable / 2h
I've come to appreciate a "less is more" approach to tech. You don't always need a million bonus features for a device that's really intended to do one or two things. The Creative Pebble v3 desktop speakers demonstrate that truth as well as just about anything else. Creative's $40 speakers are designed for one purpose: To sit on a flat surface and play music. Sure, there are a few different ways

Facebook plans to pay creators $1 billion to use its products.

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Influencers will be able to earn money by using specific Facebook and Instagram features or by hitting certain milestones.

The Number Of People Eligible For Cardless Rewards Cards Has Roughly Doubled

View from the Wing / 2h
I've applied and gotten approved for the Miami Marlins Credit Card . I wrote about why I was excited for this card - it unlocks some great experiential redemption opportunities like throwing out a ball at a Major League game and making announcements in the stadium, and I was amazed by how little spend it would take to get there. Until now the card - and other cards from new rewards card company C

Delete Your Duplicate Google Contacts, Because It's Easier Than You Think

Lifehacker / 2h
Not everyone has organized address books, mostly because we end up saving someone’s email address in one contact and their phone number in another. If you recently realized that yours is a mess and preventing you from finding what you need quickly, you can use Google Contacts’ Merge & Fix tool to bring some order to… Read more...

Microsoft launches Windows 365

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34TechCrunch / 2h
Microsoft today launched Windows 365 , a service that gives businesses the option to easily let their employees access a Windows 10 desktop from the cloud (with Windows 11 coming once it’s generally available). Think game streaming, but for your desktop. It’ll be available for business users (and only business users) on August 2, 2021. Announced through a somewhat inscrutable press release, Windo

How to Turn on “OK Google” When Using Google Maps on iPhone

How-To Geek / 2h
Siri is the built-in virtual assistant for the iPhone and iPad, but there are plenty of ways to use Google Assistant instead. If you use Google Maps, you can enable the “OK Google” voice command while using navigation. Let’s do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

VW Group’s 10-year plan: A single EV platform across all its brands

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / VW Group CEO Herbert Diess presents VW's strategy for the next decade. (credit: Volkswagen Group) On Tuesday, Volkswagen Group revealed its new strategy for the coming decade . Under the tag line "New Auto," VW Group CEO Herbert Diess laid out how the company plans to increase profitability and streamline its operations by introducing a single battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform acr

Battle of the 100,000 bonus: Capital One Venture vs. Amex Platinum vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Points Guy / 2h
If you’re going to add a new card to your wallet, you might as well do so when the card offers an elevated bonus. And right now, three of the most popular travel rewards cards — the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card , The Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card — offer 100,000-bonuses . As such, now is a great time to add one of these cards to your wallet. launches with $3M seed to catch app issues pre-production

40TechCrunch / 2h
As mobile developers build apps, they push them out into the world and problems inevitably develop, which engineers have to scramble to fix. , a new startup from a former Uber engineer, wants to flip that story and catch errors before the app launches. Today, the company emerged from stealth with a beta of their solution and a $3 million seed investment led by Cowboy Ventures with part

Dear Sophie: Tell me more about the EB-1A extraordinary ability green card

36TechCrunch / 2h
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: What’s the process for getting International Entrepreneur Par

Simpplr raises $32M for its intranet platform

44TechCrunch / 2h
Simpplr , a modern platform for building intranet sites (or ’employee communications and enablement platforms,’ as the company calls it), today announced that it has raised a $32 million Series C round led by Tola Capital. Norwest Ventures, which led the company’s Series B round last year, as well as Salesforce Ventures and George Still Ventures also participated. This brings Simpplr’s total fund

M1 Finance raises $150M in SoftBank-led Series E, boosts valuation to $1.45B

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49TechCrunch / 2h
Just over four months after announcing a $75 million Series D , M1 Finance today is announcing a new $150 million Series E round of funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. The financing, which also included participation from existing backers, propels the Chicago-based fintech to unicorn status with a valuation of $1.45 billion. It also marks M1’s fourth funding round in just over a 13-month tim

Your funding round isn’t special, but you might be

33TechCrunch / 2h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, Alex and Natasha and Danny decided it was time to chat about funding rounds. Yep, everyone’s favorite topic, just in time for the return of our wonderful producer Chris. To help us navigate these particular waters, we had our friend and frie

Acelerate raises $14.44M Series A to turn existing restaurants into cloud kitchens

32TechCrunch / 2h
Acelerate , a software company looking to help restaurants make the most out of their infrastructure, is today announcing the close of a $14.44 million Series A financing led by Sequoia Capital. The startup was founded by George Jacobs, who grew up working in his family’s pizzeria. He attended USC with a plan to get a business degree and ultimately expand Georgee’s Pizza, but realized that there

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic listed early on Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Amazon Canada has listed both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, complete with images and specs.

EE aims for 5G coverage everywhere in UK by 2028

24BBC News - Technology / 2h
Portable cells, drones and satellites will deliver on-demand 5G connections to the most remote locations.

NBA 2K22 revealed: All the editions and cover athletes

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SlashGear / 2h
2K Games today announced NBA 2K22, the next installment of the long-running sports franchise. Today’s announcement mostly centered around the NBA players that will grace the covers of NBA 2K22‘s various editions, with more details about the actual game to follow later. For the first time this year, a WNBA player will be on one of the covers of NBA … Continue reading

Windows 365 launches as the Xbox Cloud Gaming of PCs

SlashGear / 2h
Microsoft has launched Windows 365 today, putting Windows 10 and – eventually – Windows 11 into the cloud. The natural next step after remotely-hosted applications, this new “Cloud PC” category, Microsoft claims, will become instrumental in hybrid workplaces, as businesses try to grapple with employees working remotely and the practical and security challenges that brings. “With Windows 365, we’r

Facebook's 'On This Day' feature makes me want to delete my account every day

41Mashable / 2h
There are some things in life you just want to leave in the past. Do you have a burning desire to reread messages you sent your eighth grade crush after school? Are you eager to rewatch videos of yourself complaining about homework in your childhood bedroom? Or perhaps you'd like to see selfies you took on a webcam so old that you had to physically plug into into your computer's USB port? In all

Microsoft Announces Windows 365: a Desktop PC in the Cloud

77How-To Geek / 2h
What if you could use a Windows desktop PC without actually running Windows on your hardware? Microsoft has a solution for you: Windows 365, a cloud-based Windows desktop you can access from any device, including Macs, iPads, Chromebooks, Android phones, and Linux PCs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Expanding Its "Today at Apple" Classes Beyond Stores to YouTube

How-To Geek / 2h
Apple recently announced that it is expanding a version of its customer-focused educational Today at Apple series. Now, in addition to the Apple-centric courses being taught at its many retail locations, Apple will offer free creative project videos on its YouTube channel. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Chicago reinstates travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge

The Points Guy / 2h
Chicago is putting a travel order back in effect due to concern over an increase in COVID-19 cases in nearby states. The Chicago Department of Public Health said as of Friday, July 16, unvaccinated visitors from Missouri and Arkansas must present a negative COVID-19 test or be required to quarantine for 10 days. This marks a notable change for the city, which had removed travel restrictions sever

17 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage Spills in Los Angeles

27Gizmodo / 2h
Stretches of beaches in Los Angeles are closed after 17 million gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the ocean following a mechanical failure at a water treatment plant Sunday. Read more...

Facebook wants the FTC's tech-critic chair to step back from antitrust decisions

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26Engadget / 2h
Amazon isn't the only one asking for Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan to step away from cases . The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has petitioned the FTC to recuse Khan from discussions on whether or not the regulator should pursue another antitrust case against the social network. She can't be impartial, Facebook argued, as she has "consistently" accused Facebook of offenses t

The Best Way to Deal With a Flaky Friend

Lifehacker / 2h
Most people have at least one flaky person in their life, whether it’s a friend, family member, or co-worker. These are the people who promise to come to something, only to forget or cancel at the last moment. There are a number of reasons why people are flaky, but the common seems to be that most of them have a hard… Read more...

Marines Are Testing Tiny Drones That Carry Explosive Grenades

Futurism / 2h
Special Delivery As prominent militaries around the world try to develop sophisticated killer robots , the US Marines are taking a simpler yet still brutal approach: sticking a grenade onto a tiny drone and steering it to blow up their enemies. The device, named a “Drone 40” modular quadcopter in reference to the 40mm grenade launcher, provides soldiers with a way to lob explosives to targets tha

Today’s best tech deals: Fire HD Kids tablets, Fitbit trackers, and more

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / A few of the gadgets on sale in today's Dealmaster. (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster includes a sweeping sale on Amazon's Fire HD Kids Edition tablets, a couple of deals on recommended Fitbit trackers, a wide-ranging pre-owned games sale at GameFly, and offers on wireless headphones and USB-C chargers we like. You can find our full curated roundup below. Table of Contents Featu

Amazon Alexa-powered kid tracker leaks

SlashGear / 2h
Amazon has quietly been working on a wearable for kids, according to new leaks, complete with GPS tracking for paranoid parents. Like other gadgets designed to help monitor younger children, the wearable would have embedded wireless connectivity – similar to Amazon’s Halo fitness band, shown here – though Amazon apparently also had plans to bake in Alexa, its smart assistant. … Continue reading

Fear Street: 1666 Trailer Teases the Dark Magical Past Haunting Shadyside

Gizmodo / 2h
The young protagonists of Netflix’s Fear Street Part One: 1994 and Fear Street Part Two: 1978 have run for their lives as different ghouls from Shadyside have tried to kill them, they’ve brushed up against different parts of the dark, mystical truth about their supposedly cursed town. Everyone living there grows up… Read more...

Microsoft Cloud PC release date, features and everything else you need to know

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Here’s everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new Cloud PC service.

Facebook and AT&T team up for augmented reality experiences

Engadget / 3h
AT&T and Facebook Reality Labs are joining forces to work on "collaborative video calling" as well as augmented reality experiences in Facebook’s apps. They're using Spark AR , a platform from Facebook that powers AR experiences across devices and the company's apps. Their first AR collaboration is a promo for Space Jam: A New Legacy . Using your phone, you can bring Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tw

This HyperX headset will improve your PC setup, and it's on sale

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $40: Looking to add to your PC gaming setup? The HyperX Cloud Alpha S would make a great addition, and it's $40 off the usual price at Amazon as of July 14, making it just $89.99. Your PC gaming accessories are just as important as your PC itself. Some might not agree, but trust us, you're not going to want to shell out a bunch of money for a top-of-the-line PC just to end up with a bunch of

The Fitbit Charge 4 is back to the lowest Amazon price we've seen

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $51: Need some motivation to jump back on your fitness goals? Grab the Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker so you can take charge of your workouts. As of July 14, get one for just $98.95. After a year of mostly binge-watching Netflix, eating snacks, and occasionally following free YouTube workouts from the living room, it's finally time to get back in the gym or home gym. If you're

Planes are dropping thousands of fish into lakes in Utah

Mashable / 3h
In an attempt to restock local fish populations, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has turned to a method called aerial fish stocking. The method has been used in the area since the 1950s. Airplanes equipped with hundreds of pounds of water — and up to 35,000 fish — drop them into the lakes below.

South Africa A v British & Irish Lions live stream: how to watch today's rugby from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Toughest test yet for Gatland's men as tour heads to Cape Town. Read on find out how to live stream South Africa A v British & Irish Lions and watch online no matter where you are.

Battlefield 2042 crossplay is coming – but not everyone can play together

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Battlefield 2042 devs have answered fans' burning questions about Specialists, AI soldiers, loadouts and more.

Microsoft launches Windows 365: A new way to experience Windows 10 and Windows 11

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Windows 365 brings Microsoft’s operating system and applications to any device via the cloud.

Here's a Look Inside Facebook's Data Wars

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Executives at the social network have clashed over CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned data tool that revealed users’ high engagement levels with right-wing media sources.

Razer's latest Blade 17 features 11th-gen Core i9 CPUs

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Engadget / 3h
Razer has unveiled its latest Blade 17 with the latest NVIDIA and Intel parts targeted at both gamers and content creators. It also launched the more mild-mannered, but much cheaper and still pretty well-equipped Blade 15 Base, also equipped with Intel's latest 11th-generation CPUs. The Blade 17 is certainly the star of this show, as it comes with Intel's 8-core 11th-generation Core i9-11900H, th

How a Common Fungus May Contribute to Digestive Issues

Gizmodo / 3h
It isn’t just the bacteria in our gut that play an important role in keeping us healthy—yeasts and other fungi that live there are also key parts of the equation. But how exactly all these microbes interact with our bodies isn’t well understood. In new research involving mice, researchers found that a healthy immune… Read more...

Razer's Revamped Blade 17 Drops the 'Pro' in Name Only

Gizmodo / 3h
Razer’s laptop lineup now offers six different systems across various sizes and configs, but its largest and most powerful laptop was past due for a refresh. So today, Razer is updating its 17-inch gaming machine with a bunch of powerful new components—and a slightly tweaked name. Read more...

Germany Is About to Block One of the Biggest Porn Sites

42Wired / 3h
Regulators are trying to force adult sites to introduce age checks for users. Now one of the largest in the world faces a total block for refusing to do so.

All the Features Worth Knowing About in the New Google Drive for Windows and Mac

Lifehacker / 3h
Google just released a new Google Drive desktop app for Windows and Mac to replace the Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream tools, which are shutting down on October 1. Google recommends all users migrate to the Drive desktop app by September to avoid any syncing interruptions, but don’t lament the loss of those… Read more...

How to Apply a Color Scale Based on Values in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 3h
We see color scales representing all sorts of things: temperatures, speed, ages, and even population. If you have data in Microsoft Excel that could benefit from this type of visual, it’s easier to implement than you might think. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Guide To Hilton Honors Gold Status Benefits

81One Mile at a Time / 3h
Hilton is one of the largest hotel groups in the world, and Gold status is Hilton’s mid-tier elite level in the Honors program. To me, Honors Gold is arguably the most valuable mid-tier status offered by any major hotel group. Best of all, it’s easy to earn. I recently wrote a post about the benefits of Hilton Honors Diamond status , and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at the benefits

A Small Piece of Paper Might Be All You Need to Fix Joy-Con Drift on the Nintendo Switch

Gizmodo / 3h
If you’re one of the thousands of gamers plagued by Joy-Con drift—an issue where the analog sticks on the Nintendo Switch’s controllers register movements even when they’re not being touched—and are frustrated that Nintendo still hasn’t come up with a permanent solution , the fix could be as simple as a tiny… Read more...

Current Marriott American Express Cardmembers: Earn 40,000 Bonus Points This Summer

View from the Wing / 3h
Existing American Express Marriott co-brand cardmembers who enroll between July 14 and September 15, 2021, will be able to earn 6x Marriott Bonvoy points (up to 4 additional points) for each dollar of eligible purchases through September 30, 2021 in four categories. Continue reading ...

Insider data breaches are running rampant

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Human mistakes found to be the leading cause of data breaches across businesses.

Buffy vs. Deadpool: Who makes it on the ultimate action movie squad?

Mashable / 3h
The cast of Gunpowder Milkshake got together to choose their ultimate action movie squad.

Here are some of the best ways to get from McCarran Airport to the Las Vegas Strip

77The Points Guy / 3h
Las Vegas, one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, is open for business once again. But, after more than a year of being effectively shut down, the city feels different in many ways. One of the ways in which this is most apparent is the process of getting from the city’s McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Strip. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up

Xbox family app now lets parents set spending limits

Engadget / 3h
You won't have to worry about your kids going on a game shopping spree, at least if you're part of a Windows or Xbox household . Microsoft has updated the Xbox Family Settings app with controls to manage your kids' spending. You can set spending limits, and require that children ask permission to buy content when they don't have the funds in their account. And if you're wondering what your young

NASA & ESA partnership sounds “all-hands-on-deck” climate change alarm

SlashGear / 3h
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are teaming up to tackle climate change, inking a new strategic partnership that will see the collected observations of Earth from space released freely. The collaboration comes amid ominous predictions for how changing global temperatures and rising sea levels will expand flooding, accelerate fires, and see even greater extremes in weather conditions. Jus

The Scientist Using Fire to Save Orchids From Extinction

Gizmodo / 3h
On a hot, humid Maryland afternoon in August 2017, Deborah Landau nervously scanned a clearing for signs of life. Clad in tick-proof clothing from head to toe—uncomfortable in this weather but necessary as Landau had twice before contracted Lyme disease—she had been waiting almost a year for this moment. Read more...

Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Real (and Here's How to Manage It)

27Lifehacker / 3h
Depression bears an association to bleak weather, but melancholy isn’t always associated with the colder seasons. In fact, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) doesn’t only strike in the winter ; it can still rear itself when the weather is warm and sunny—and it might even hit certain people harder in the summer months. Read more...

Independent Garage Fixes Tesla for $700 When Tesla Would Have Charged $16,000

2KFuturism / 3h
Expensive Fix The leasee of an almost-brand new Tesla Model 3 reached out to YouTuber Rich Benoit, from the channel “Rich Rebuilds,” after being quoted $16,000 to replace a damaged battery pack by his local Tesla service center. Benoit’s connections at the independent EV auto shop Electrified Garage were able to fix the vehicle for just $700, a fraction of what Tesla would have charged. It was ev

Microsoft says latest SolarWinds attack appeared to come from China

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Microsoft security researchers suggest recent SolarWinds campaign is the handiwork of Chinese threat actors.

Amazon Kindle Vella: what it is, how much it costs, how to use it and if it works on Kindle

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Amazon has released Kindle Vella, and we've got everything you need to know about the company's new story service.

How These Vocal Anti Covid Vaccine Chiropractors Have Split the Profession

300+NYT > Technology / 3h
The conflict among chiropractors has become more consequential as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads and the rate of new vaccinations slows.

I Miss My First (and Only) Medium Format Camera

Gizmodo / 3h
One of the most sickening sounds I have ever heard was the crunch when my just-purchased Mamiya 7 fell out of my passenger seat and onto the pavement outside the post office in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. The blocky camera managed to neatly pirouette like Simone Biles off the seat, but unlike the GOAT of gymnastics, it… Read more...

Oops! Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 Leaks Early on Amazon

Gizmodo / 3h
Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Watches have been leaked and leaked again —and that’s not counting the several rumors swirling around the devices in recent months. Now, we have another leak that confirms what we’ve heard and seen thus far in the form of an accidental Amazon Canada listing for the Galaxy Watch 4. Read more...

Our big iPhone 13 expectation looks like it’s coming true

SlashGear / 4h
As there is every year, there’s been a lot of talk about what’s next for Apple’s iPhone lineup. Rumors have been swirling for months, and now that we’re closing in on the iPhone’s expected September reveal, we’re hearing more and more about these new phones. Today, a new report is outing several expected features for the next iPhones while also … Continue reading

Spider-Man looks like he'll get a big suit upgrade in No Way Home

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
A new Spider-Man: No Way Home toy has teased some serious suit upgrades for Peter Parker in the upcoming Marvel movie.

Now could be a great time to snap up a new desktop PC

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
PC demand returns, but global component shortage is slowing down market growth.

Curious about 'Schitt's Creek'? Here's how to watch this modern classic.

Mashable / 4h
What: Schitt’s Creek How to stream: Netflix and Amazon Prime Premiere date: January 13, 2015 Created by the father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Schitt’s Creek follows the exploits of the wealthy Rose family after they lose their fortune having been defrauded by their business manager. The family is forced to move to a small town which video store magnate Johnny

Google Photos tests feature that lets users ask friends for photos

Mashable / 4h
Say you're at a birthday party. Everyone is taking photos and promising to send them to each other. Later, everyone forgets — and now no one has a complete gallery of the event. Google might soon have way to fix this. According to software developer and spotter of fresh features in popular apps, Jane Manchun Wong , the company is working on a new Google Photos feature that allows users to ask fri

Facebook adds 'expert' feature to groups

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Admins in Facebook groups will have the power to designate "experts" from its members.

Loki's Finale Revealed What's on the Horizon for the MCU

48Gizmodo / 4h
This week’s Loki season finale on Disney+ was full of twists and turns, and a very conspicuous apple. But the biggest surprise of all may have been saved for the very end. Read more...

Tag Heuer’s Latest Smartwatch Play? Super Mario

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27Wired / 4h
The new limited-edition Tag Connected is a collaboration with Nintendo’s famous plumber.

Paco Rabanne's latest fragrance has NFC, for some reason

24Engadget / 4h
What does the future smell like? That depends on who you ask. PUIG’s perfumiers, who produce scents for Paco Rabanne, believe that the future smells sexy, confident and energetic. That’s how they’re choosing to market Phantom, the fashion house’s latest fragrance-cum-piece of retro-futurist art. Phantom comes in a robot-shaped bottle that, when you tap your phone on the NFC tag embedded into its

Nothing and StockX will auction the first 100 Ear (1) ANC earbuds

SlashGear / 4h
Tech startup Nothing plans to launch its Ear (1) earbuds on StockX first, with the first 100 units of the wireless ‘buds tapping the retailer’s DropX system. The first sales will begin on July 19, 2021, with the initial 100 sets of earbuds individually numbered. It’s the first time a consumer technology product has debuted on DropX, which you can … Continue reading

It Took A Pandemic, But American Airlines Warns Cabin Crew Not To Tip In Sydney

View from the Wing / 4h
American Airlines is finally telling its employees they have to stop tipping when they're in Australia. And that's by order of the government there. In an LAX flight service memo on Monday, Los Angeles-based flight attendants were told they'd face 14 day quarantine if caught tipping. Continue reading ...

Star Trek's Sonequa Martin-Green Discusses the Road to Discovery's Captaincy in This Exclusive Clip

Gizmodo / 4h
It’s been a long road, getting from there to here, but Star Trek: Discovery ’s third season climaxed with a promotion that’s long been expected —Michael Burnham’s finally in the Captain’s chair . But what does it mean to have taken this long journey for the woman behind the character? Sonequa Martin-Green reveals all in… Read more...

7 Ways to Save Money at the Pump As Gas Prices Climb

23Lifehacker / 4h
As gas prices continue to climb beyond $3 a gallon this summer, you might be thinking about ways to offset your monthly gas expenses. With costs expected to climb further— possibly past $3.30 before we reach fall —it looks like won’t see relief anytime soon. In the meantime, we have some tips that might help ease the… Read more...

How Snap Works in Windows 11

How-To Geek / 4h
Windows 11 makes it easy to position windows into pre-set layouts thanks to a feature called Snap. Even better, the new feature is easily accessible from a pop-up menu hidden in the maximize button. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Former Nutanix execs launch new startup with $50M seed round

32TechCrunch / 4h
Today a new software company from two former Nutanix executives called DevRev emerged from stealth with a $50 million seed round from Mayfield Fund, Khosla Ventures and several industry luminaries. The company, which aims to bring the coding and revenue processes closer together, already has 75 employees working on the new software platform, which they hope to have ready to launch later this year

How-To Geek Is Hiring a Full-Time News Editor and Writer

How-To Geek / 4h
We are currently hiring a full-time news editor and writer to stay on top of the latest technology news that matters and share it with our readers, in How-To Geek style of course. Want to throw your hat in the ring? Then read on and find out more! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nothing Will Auction Its First 100 Earbuds through DropX on July 19th

100+How-To Geek / 4h
Nothing has announced plans to auction the first 100 units of its Ear 1 earbuds through DropX, a direct-to-consumer product release platform built into the StockX streetwear marketplace. This exclusive sale begins July 19th, just over a week before the official July 27th launch date (and public reveal). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Everything You Need to Know About Campfire Cooking

How-To Geek / 4h
Summer’s greatest joys are often the times we get to spend outdoors. If you plan on taking a few camping trips with friends or family this season, here’s how to enjoy delicious food cooked in the open air. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

You decide if Amazon makes these Diane von Furstenberg Echo Dots

SlashGear / 4h
Amazon is adding a new project to its Build It crowdfunding system, with a set of Echo Dot x Diane von Furstenberg smart speakers customized by the famous designer. Launched earlier this year, Amazon Build It is an opportunity for the retailer to test the water for more unusual products, gauging consumer demand before giving them the green light for … Continue reading

This Tetris-Playing Game Boy Knockoff Runs on a Tiny Nuclear Generator

Gizmodo / 4h
Although the Sega Game Gear seemed perpetually starved for fresh batteries, even the Game Boy had a strong appetite for Duracells and Energizers. Modern portables like the Switch simply need an overnight charge, but to ensure he can continue playing Tetris in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Ian Charnas created a … Read more...

FlyDubai Cancels 65 Boeing 737 MAX Orders

100+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Boeing has lost dozens of orders for the 737 MAX this week… FlyDubai cancels some 737 MAX orders FlyDubai has this week announced that it has reached an agreement with Boeing to reduce the number of 737 MAX aircraft on order by 65. The government-owned Dubai-based airline exclusively operates a fleet of Boeing 737s. FlyDubai claims that this decision follows a review of the company’s strategy in

Grow Your Own Sprouts in a Mason Jar

25Lifehacker / 4h
Sprouts are versatile little plants you can add to bread, salads, and sandwiches; they offer a range of tastes from subtle to even spicy; and they can keep your glucose levels low . They can be an acquired texture in a meal (with some being stringy or crunchy) but the wide variety of sprouts allows you to be selective.… Read more...

Why TV Is So Bad at Covering Climate Change

52Gizmodo / 4h
On Saturday, Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, tweeted that she’d be appearing on CNN to talk to Fareed Zakaria about the record-breaking heat wave gripping the West. The next day, she announced her segment had been cut. “Bumped, due to billionaire going to space,” she wrote. Read more...

Top 5 reasons to get the credit card

The Points Guy / 4h
From villas to tree houses and hundreds of thousands of other properties across the world, has accommodations for every type of traveler. also has a straight-forward loyalty program , access to secret prices on select properties and no blackout dates on reward night redemptions — something that isn’t offered with many other hotel loyalty programs. And with travel demand incr

Amazon scraps plan for a Joe Exotic drama starring Nicolas Cage

62Engadget / 4h
Don't get your hopes up for Amazon's take on Tiger King 's Joe Exotic . Variety has learned from would-be show star Nicolas Cage that Amazon has scrapped the series. While the scripts were "excellent," according to Cage, Amazon reportedly felt the project had become "past tense" after taking too long to formulate. The company had lost its chance to capitalize on the Netflix show's success, to put

A digital euro is being developed – and faces big questions

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SlashGear / 4h
A digital euro is being developed, with the European Central Bank confirming that it’s working on its own cross-border online currency, though not committing to actually launch the new virtual coin. The digital euro would be safer, more private, and more flexible, the organization insists, aiming to do for online transactions what the physical euro has done across the European … Continue reading

Cellebrite Under Fire Again, After Cops Use Its Phone-Cracking Tech to Target a Journalist

41Gizmodo / 4h
Ahead of its planned IPO in the U.S., Cellebrite faces fresh flames after its phone-cracking tools were yet again used to violate the privacy of journalists. Read more...

Updates From Peacemaker, American Horror Stories, and More

Gizmodo / 4h
Get a look at what’s to come on The Flash and Superman & Lois . It’s vampire mania as Jamie Foxx teases his new movie Day Shift ’s practical effects, and Code Entertainment sets its sights on... a vampire working with the CIA? Plus, more Escape Room: Tournament of Champions footage. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

India bans Mastercard from adding new customers

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27TechCrunch / 4h
Reserve Bank of India has indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit, credit, or prepaid cards to customers in the South Asian market over noncompliance with local data storage rules. The South Asian market’s central bank said the new restrictions will go into effect on July 22. “Notwithstanding lapse of considerable time and adequate opportunities being given, the entity has been foun

Ex-Plaid employees raise $30M for Stytch, an API-first passwordless authentication platform

38TechCrunch / 4h
There are far fewer annoying things than managing one’s passwords. There are a bunch of companies out there to help you attempt to do that. And there’s also a number of companies that want to go a step further and eliminate the password completely. One such company, Stytch , just raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding as it launches out of beta with its API-first passwordless authentic

Unybrands brings in $300M to acquire more e-commerce businesses

32TechCrunch / 4h
Unybrands is the latest e-commerce aggregator to pick up a significant investment, this time closing $300 million in growth capital from Crayhill Capital Management. The Miami-based company, which created a platform for e-commerce businesses looking to scale their operations on and off Amazon, was founded in 2020. It previously raised a $25 million seed round in February. Unybrands looks for bran

An Echo Dot designed by Diane von Furstenberg? Yeah, sure, why not

TechCrunch / 4h
Earlier this year, Amazon launched Build It, a fun little program that lets customers preorder concept devices. Think about it like Indiegogo or Kickstarter, where the company will only actually make the product if enough people buy-in via preorder. Obviously Amazon has a significantly larger ability to absorb a misstep than your average first-time hardware startup, but I digress. This latest rou

Backed by $5M led by General Catalyst, Evvy launches a vaginal microbiome test to support women’s health research

42TechCrunch / 4h
Another US femtech startup has joined the race to build up data-sets to support research into and understanding of a range of health issues that can affect women. Evvy has today launched an at-home test kit for the vaginal microbiome. The user returns their swab to the startup for analysis — and gets detailed information and analysis of the microbes (fungi and bacteria) that are present in their

Accounting firm Proper banks $9M Series A to automate property management

25TechCrunch / 4h
Proper , an automated accounting and bookkeeping service for property managers, announced Wednesday it raised $9 million in Series A funding in a round led by QED. Existing investors MetaProp, Expa and Bling Capital also participated in the round, which gives the San Francisco-based proptech company a total amount raised of $13.8 million. The company brought in $4.8 million of seed funding last A

Cardless raises $40M to help more brands launch custom credit cards

45TechCrunch / 4h
Many consumers use their credit cards to rack up rewards to be used toward travel. But what if you’re a sports fan, and using your credit card could lead to a virtual conversation with a player on your favorite team? Thanks to San Francisco-based Cardless , that opportunity may be less of a stretch than you think. The startup, which is out to give brands and tech companies a way to launch custom

Castor, a clinical trial process company, raises $45M to create more human-centered research

39TechCrunch / 4h
Castor is on a mission to make every clinical trial faster and patient-focused. The clinical trial software company announced Wednesday it raised $45 million in Series B funding to continue modernizing the process as the industry shifts to decentralized clinical trials. Eight Roads Ventures and F-Prime Capital co-led the round and were joined by existing investors Two Sigma Ventures and Inkef Cap

Microsoft fixes serious Windows Hello security flaw

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Windows Hello vulnerability could allow threat actors to impersonate any user.

NHS Covid app: Should it stay or should it go?

1KBBC News - Technology / 5h
There is a clash over the future of the NHS tracing app, as many delete it - or ignore its alerts.

Review: Skyward Sword HD isn’t the 35th Zelda birthday gift we’d hoped for

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Ars Technica / 5h
If you'd like, you can pretend that Ghirahim (right) is the thirsty, corner-cutting Nintendo, and Link is an average fan, aghast at the shape Skyward Sword HD ultimately arrived in. [credit: Nintendo ] Nintendo has never shied away from opportunities to touch up and re-release its most beloved video games. 1993's Super Mario All-Stars is arguably the industry's first "big" remaster project, while

Volvo's first electric-only SUV has useful analog features

34Mashable / 5h
Volvo's first EV without a gas-powered counterpart has some slick features that have nothing to do with touchscreens, software updates, or battery range. The C40 Recharge was announced earlier this year and will arrive in the U.S. at the start of 2022. It's expected to start around $55,000 before federal tax credits . I took a look at a Fjord Blue model at Volvo's tech offices in the Bay Area las

Earn bonus points this summer on select purchases with your Marriott Bonvoy Amex credit card

The Points Guy / 5h
If you currently hold the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card or Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card (no longer open to new applicants) , your earning potential just got more valuable for this summer. For a limited time — between July 14 and Sept. 30, 2021 — you’ll be able to earn a total of 6x Marriott Bonvoy points for eligible purchases in four different spend categories. This

100 units of Nothing Ear 1 to drop on StockX before launch

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Nothing has partnered with StockX to make the Ear 1 available to eager fans via a DropX auction starting July 19.

Why Humans See Faces in Everyday Objects

100+Wired / 5h
The ability to spot Jesus’ mug in a piece of burnt toast might be a product of evolution.

Is Social Media Making Us … Better People?

Wired / 5h
One painful interaction at a time, we’re mastering the gateway virtue of the networked world: tact.

Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

100+NYT > Technology / 5h
New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.

Keep Your Data Safe and Protect Your Online Privacy with CyberGhost VPN

Futurism / 5h
Internet security (or lack thereof) is constantly making headlines. However, cybercrime is not just a sensational news topic – it’s a very real problem. In fact, this criminal industry is estimated to be worth a staggering $4.2 billion. The most common scams are phishing and ransomware , and the aftermath of such crimes can be disastrous, ranging from theft of personal information to emptying ban

Apple brings its free tutorials to YouTube

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32Engadget / 5h
Since 2017, all of Apple's retail stores have offered Today At Apple sessions , free workshops where you can learn, among other things, how to get the most out of the company's devices and software. In 2020, necessitated by the pandemic, Apple started offering those tutorials online, hosting the sessions over Cisco Webex. Starting today, the company is making Today at Apple tutorials available on

Netflix will tell parents what their kids are watching in biweekly emails

63Engadget / 5h
As part of its latest push to court families, Netflix is launching two new features that highlight its children's programming. Starting today, subscribers will see a new top 10 list on kids and family profiles that ranks the streamer's most popular children's shows and movies. Netflix says the leaderboard will be updated daily to reflect what its 208 million customers are watching in 93 countries

Amazon is crowdfunding Echo Dots designed by Diane von Furstenberg

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Engadget / 5h
Amazon's latest set of crowdfunded Echo devices aim for luxury over eccentricity. The retailer has unveiled three new trippy Echo Dot concepts from Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) that you can pre-order today for $60 each . Well, as long as they hit their sales target. Like the trio of weird products Amazon unveiled in February (cuckoo clock anyone?) these dinky speakers are

Hold the Fat While Cooking Mushrooms to Brown Them Better

21Lifehacker / 5h
Not everyone agrees on the “best” way to cook a mushroom, but I think everyone understands that a good mushroom is a concentrated, well browned version of its fresh self. This may inspire you to bathe your ‘shrooms in butter—after all, the milk proteins brown quite beautifully—but the real secret to perfectly browned… Read more...

The Best VPN Services of 2021 for Netflix, Privacy, and More

How-To Geek / 5h
It can be tricky to decide which VPN is the best service for you and your needs. We’ve put our considerable experience with these programs to work and put together this list of the best VPN services out there. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Box: Cloud and data are critical, so it's time to get on board

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Sébastien Marotte lays out his plans for Box in EMEA.

The best accessories for your new iPad

100+Engadget / 5h
Accessories will be key whether you’re turning your new iPad into a laptop replacement or just trying to protect it against daily-life hazards. It’s tempting to turn to Apple’s own accessories — and in some cases, you should — but there’s a slew of alternatives that work just as well and are often more affordable. We tested out a bunch of cases, keyboards, styli and other miscellany to see which

OPPO Reno6 Pro 5G set to usher a new era of professional smartphone videography with the Bokeh Flare Portrait Video

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Wearable finger wrap powers small electronics during sleep

SlashGear / 5h
One of the biggest challenges in small wearable devices is getting a battery inside large enough to power them reliably without making it too bulky and heavy for comfort. Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a new wearable device that turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. The thin and … Continue reading

Intel Alder Lake flagship CPU may not boost as fast as rumor mill hoped

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Speeds could come up short of what previous speculation suggested – but fresh rumor is likely more realistic.

Apple could be launching its own Buy Now, Pay Later service

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Consumers could be offered more flexible ways to pay using a new Apple Pay service rumoured to be in development.

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL will have 2+2 seating and an aviation-inspired cabin

SlashGear / 5h
The 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL will make its full debut later this year. After providing some info about the latest-gen SL’s lightweight spaceframe and body shell last May, the German automaker recently gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the new car’s ‘Hyperanalogue’ interior design. “The high-quality combination of the analogue world and state-of-the-art digital equipment makes one thing … Conti

Citi Premier Card Bonus Categories: What’s Included?

One Mile at a Time / 5h
The $95 annual fee Citi Premier ® Card ( review ) is the mid-range credit card with the best bonus categories , in my opinion. Not only does the Citi Premier offer generous rewards for spending, but it’s also offering an incredible welcome bonus of 80,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 within three months, which is the best bonus we’ve ever seen on this card. In many ways this is a competi

Microsoft issues official PrintNightmare fix in latest Patch Tuesday blast

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
July Patch Tuesday addresses PrintNightmare and a raft of other vulnerabilities.

We’re getting a Wheel of Time prequel film trilogy to augment Amazon series

54Ars Technica / 6h
Wheel of Time Cover art for the first Wheel of Time novel. A prequel film trilogy is now in development, in addition to the Amazon TV series. (credit: Tor Books) Expectations are high among fans for Amazon Studio's forthcoming adaptation of The Wheel of Time, the late Robert Jordan's bestselling 14-book series of epic fantasy novels, purportedly due to premiere later this year. And now it looks l

BGMI India Series tournament announced with Rs 1 crore prize pool

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
BGMI India Series is the first official tournament from Krafton, and it will have a total prize pool of Rs 1 crore.

Spectral-volumetric compressed ultrafast photography captures 5D information

SlashGear / 6h
Researchers have used information-rich optical imaging to provide multidimensional information enabling observation and analysis of a detected target using spectral-volumetric compressed ultrafast photography. The special photography can simultaneously capture 5D information in a single snapshot. The technique can capture highly dynamic scenes on picosecond and femtosecond timescales. Researchers

How to create a FaceTime link for your Android and PC friends

Mashable / 6h
FaceTime is now for everyone. With iOS 15 , Apple's finally letting Android and PC users get in on the FaceTime action. The operating system update, which will be officially released this fall, adds the ability to schedule and send a FaceTime link to anyone you would like to video chat with — no iPhone necessary. This means that you can use the link feature to set up FaceTime calls in advance for

Home Depot Is Back with More Giant Holiday Decorations

How-To Geek / 6h
For Halloween 2020, Home Depot had a viral hit on their hands with their giant 12-foot skeleton. This year they’re not just doubling down with even more massive Halloween and Christmas decorations. The skeleton is back and he brought friends. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Self-Host a Collaborative Cloud with Nextcloud and Docker

How-To Geek / 6h
Nextcloud is an open-source file-sharing and collaboration platform to rival services like Google Workplace and Microsoft 365. Nextcloud lets you self-host your own collaborative cloud, so you don’t need to shackle yourself to a public provider. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Woman Spits On Delta Passengers, Takes Stand Against Masks, Before Being Dragged Off By Police

View from the Wing / 6h
Twenty three year odl Adelaide Schrowang thought she could pull off flying maskless on a Delta flight from Fort Myers. She refused to keep her mask over her nose and mouth while on the aircraft, and eventually police were brought to address it after she allegedly spit on passengers. Video shows her interaction with police where she declares her human rights are being violated and she discovers th

What Is Dolby Vision?

How-To Geek / 6h
High dynamic range video and gaming content has gone mainstream, and one of the leading technologies to emerge is Dolby Vision. So what is Dolby Vision, how does it improve on other HDR technology, and how do you see it for yourself? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Point extravaganza: How to redeem 1 million Amex Membership Rewards

The Points Guy / 6h
Over the past year and a half, many TPG readers have been saving up their points for a post-pandemic blowout. Others have just accrued them with no redemption goal in mind. But what happens if you find yourself with over a million points and no idea what to do with them? We’ve shared our tips on how to redeem 1 million Marriott points and now we’re tackling Amex Membership Rewards. Here’s how TPG

Amazon has acquired Facebook's satellite internet team

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100+Engadget / 6h
The race to develop satellite internet includes some pretty big players like SpaceX, Amazon, Softbank and Facebook. However, Facebook has now essentially thrown in the towel in that business, selling its internet satellite team to Amazon, The Information has reported. For Amazon, it's a significant step in its effort to develop its Project Kuiper satellite network and catch up with SpaceX's Starl

Harley-Davidson Sportster S motorcycle revealed packing 121-horsepower

SlashGear / 6h
One of the most iconic motorcycle brands in the entire world is Harley-Davidson. The motorcycle manufacturer has revealed a new version of its iconic Sportster called the Sportster S. Harley says the motorcycle is designed to deliver a thrilling riding experience and to bring a new era of performance to the Sportster name. One of the most iconic features of … Continue reading

FIFA 22 on PC won’t feature EA’s next-gen animation tech, and players aren’t happy

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EA confirms that HyperMotion tech will only be available on next-gen consoles and Google Stadia.

Poco F3 GT to come with 120Hz display and will be in two shades of grey in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Tweets from Poco India handle have revealed that the smartphone will be made available in two shades of Grey with a 120Hz display as well.

In Pictures: OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition smartwatch is now available in India for Rs 19,999. Here is how it looks.

The 12-foot Home Depot skeleton will return this year — and he has a hot new friend

100+Mashable / 6h
America's leading source of autumnal serotonin is coming back. Home Depot revealed its Halloween and holiday décor collections on Wednesday, July 14, including — thank god — a restock of the fabled 12-foot giant skeleton with LCD LifeEyes that shook the internet to its bones last year. The skeleton will be in stock on Home Depot's website on July 16, according to the retailer, and will cost $299,

Get The Right Photo Every Time With This Selfie Drone

Futurism / 6h
Drones are increasingly part of everyday life, to the point where they’re becoming personal transportation . And as the tech gets smaller, faster, and more effective, new uses are coming to the fore. A great example is the AIR PIX , a personal photography drone that fits in your pocket and lets you ditch the selfie stick and tripod while getting great snaps. To start with, it packs a great camera

REvil websites disappear from the web

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
All REvil online properties disappear from the web, raising speculation of law enforcement action.

Fahadh Faasil's Malayalam movie Malik streams tomorrow - Here's how to catch it

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil is an OTT star in his own right. His new movie Malik, a political thriller, will start streaming on OTT from July 15.

The Morning After: Testing out a real-life jet suit

31Engadget / 6h
It’s been a while since anyone could really say the iPhone’s battery life was too darn short to get you through the day. But despite the better staying power of the last few generations of phones, Apple is still throwing a bone to the folks who need more. The company has unveiled its first MagSafe-compatible battery pack for the iPhones 12 , which gloms on to the back of your device with the powe

YouTuber fixes Switch Joy-Con drift issues with paper

SlashGear / 6h
Any Nintendo Switch fans who have controllers suffering from the dreaded drift issue know how frustrating the problem is. The Joy-Con drift issue happens when characters on-screen move even when no pressure is applied to the analog joystick. The drift issue can make some games virtually impossible to play. So far, Nintendo hasn’t been helpful with remedying the issue and … Continue reading

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds drop to a new record low price at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are now on sale for a new record low price of £139.99.

Be Very Careful About Where You Build That Seawall

93Wired / 7h
Walls are meant to keep out rising seas—but that water still has to go somewhere. New modeling shows it could well end up flooding your neighbors.

The US Needs to Get Back in the Business of Making Chips

73Wired / 7h
Pandemic-induced supply disruptions and competition from China put more pressure on US companies to manufacture semiconductors at home.

How this little-known trick saved me $50 on a 2-night hotel booking

26The Points Guy / 7h
There’s a straightforward trick that a lot of people overlook when they’re booking hotel rooms. While it only applies to bookings of two nights or longer, I’ve had it result in a cheaper rate 90% of the time. I’m referring to booking separate hotel nights. How does this work? It’s simple. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . How this works The

YuLife nabs $70M at a $346M valuation for its gamified, wellness-oriented approach to life insurance

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25TechCrunch / 7h
Life insurance — financial protection you buy against your death — may not read like the liveliest of industries on paper. But a life insurance startup that believes it can turn that stigma around, by infusing the concept with gamification and a push towards wellness and health — and change the life insurance industry in the process — is today announcing significant funding, a sign of the tractio

Twitter's new business professional site wants to kill off LinkedIn for good

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Launch of "Twitter for Professionals" follows testing with select users in the US.

Loki episode 6 ending explained

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Loki episode 6 has finally landed on Disney Plus – here we'll break down what it all means for the MCU.

Twitter will soon let you choose who can reply to your sent tweet

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
You will be able to change who can reply to your sent tweet on Android, iOS and web.

Smugmug Source is like Google Photos for pro photographers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Cloud photo storage service Smugmug has a handy new service for storing and managing your raw photos.

Researchers create an accurate system for counting calories burned during exercise

SlashGear / 7h
One of the challenges for those who exercise and watch what they eat in an effort to lose weight is knowing exactly how many calories are burned during exercise. There are numerous apps and wearable devices, such as the Apple Watch and Fitbit, that claim to show the number of calories burned during a workout. The problem is that those … Continue reading

Netflix extends exclusive rights to Universal's animated films in the US

69Engadget / 7h
A few days ago, Universal signed a deal with Amazon to give Prime Video exclusive streaming rights for its live-action releases. This time, Universal has struck a deal with Netflix, specifically for its animated films. The companies have signed a multi-year licensing agreement that gives the streaming service exclusive access to animated movies from Universal-owned Illumination, such as Minions:

7 Alexa Skills to Make Your Life Easier on Amazon Echo

How-To Geek / 7h
Alexa can give you weather and traffic reports on your Amazon Echo devices, so you can always plan accordingly. You can also use third-party skills such as Nag My Kids to tell the kids to brush their teeth. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The future of work means a hybrid workforce

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The threat landscape has changed dramatically and as organizations shift to the ‘new normal’.

EE is first UK operator to confirm 3G switch off plans

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
EE will manage phased transition for consumers and businesses that still rely on 3G.

OnePlus Nord 2 renders show an all-screen design with tiny bezels

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Our second look at the likely design of the OnePlus Nord 2 highlights its all-screen appearance.

2022 Hyundai Elantra N debuts with 276HP turbocharged engine

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SlashGear / 7h
The 2022 Hyundai Elantra N has officially debuted with oodles of power and subdued styling elements, just what we want from a fast, compact sedan. As expected, the all-new and first-ever Elantra N model is packing quite a punch with its highly-tuned 276-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new Elantra N’s power unit is a 2.0-liter gasoline mill with a larger … Continue reading

The delight of soft, motivational shitposting on Instagram

Mashable / 7h
I've noticed something when I open my Instagram app at 7 a.m. and start flipping through my friend's Stories: A new trend has popped up. A bold, odd photo — sometimes an iridescent rose or oversaturated characters from Winnie The Pooh or a dolphin, jumping through an ocean of sparkles — accompanying a line of text. Sometimes the text is animated, although it isn't always. Sometimes the text is an

'Loki' will return for a second season on Disney+

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400+Engadget / 7h
The God of Mischief will chase his glorious purpose in another season. If that sounds like complete gibberish, you probably haven't been watching Loki . Today, Disney revealed that the Marvel Studios series will return for a second season on Disney+. The media giant used the show's finale to announce the news. Mid-way through the sixth episode's end credits, Loki's case file can be seen with a st

Honor is working on a Mate X2 like foldable phone

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Honor’s new foldable phone could come with an 8-inch primary foldable display and on the front, it may have a 6.5-inch secondary display.

Sage Accounting wants to help small businesses tackle new EU VAT rules

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Small businesses trading with the EU are facing new pressures due to new VAT rules that came in to play at the start of July.

Xbox boss chief hints at acquiring Raji-maker Nodding Head Games

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Xbox boss Phil Sepncer spoke about the future of the company saying it still wants to take risks with games, and hinted that it might acquire new developers like Raji-maker Nodding Head Games.

Infiniti QX60 SUV pricing revealed starting at $46,850

SlashGear / 7h
Infiniti revealed its stylish 2022 QX60 SUV not long ago. We were impressed with the styling of the interior of the SUV with its extremely attractive diamond-quilted seating surfaces and other touches. The SUV is set to arrive in showrooms in North America this fall packed with standard equipment. One of the big mysteries that remained for the SUV when … Continue reading

Delta Acquiring Used Airbus A350s & Boeing 737s

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
This has been rumored for several weeks , and is now official. Delta goes on used plane shopping spree Delta Air Lines has entered into agreements to acquire a total of 36 used aircraft, which are described as supporting Delta’s fleet renewal strategy focused on simplification, scale, size, and sustainability. This includes: Seven Airbus A350-900s, which used to fly for LATAM (the airline has ret

Want an Alexa TV? These webOS smart TVs are getting support overnight

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Amazon’s Alexa AI voice assistant will soon be added to a wide range of third-party TVs powered by LG Electronics’ webOS smart TV platform.

Could Valve be working on an AMD-powered gaming Chromebook?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Will we see an AMD-powered Steam Chromebook that's capable of playing games?

Cryptominers are buying up rare Gundam GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Despite the crackdown on cryptomining in China, mining operations are still alive and well in Vietnam, with rare GPUs spotted in pre-build mining rigs.

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will include one of Apex Legends' best features

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Halo Infinite will feature a new ping system that will let players communicate where enemies, objectives and weapons are in the map.

Google CEO Still Insists AI Revolution Bigger Than Invention of Fire

100+Gizmodo / 8h
The artificial intelligence revolution is poised to be more “profound” than the invention of electricity, the internet, and even fire, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who made the comments to BBC media editor Amol Rajan in a podcast interview that first went live on Sunday . Read more...

What Is Memoization and Why Does It Matter?

How-To Geek / 8h
Memoization is a programming technique that accelerates performance by caching the return values of expensive function calls. A “memoized” function will immediately output a pre-computed value if it’s given inputs that it’s seen before. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The lurking threat to solar power’s growth

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200+MIT Technology Review / 8h
A few lonely academics have been warning for years that solar power faces a fundamental challenge that could halt the industry’s breakneck growth. Simply put: the more solar you add to the grid, the less valuable it becomes. The problem is that solar panels generate lots of electricity in the middle of sunny days, frequently more than what’s required, driving down prices—sometimes even into negat

Next Gen Foods to launch its plant-based chicken in the U.S. after raising a $20M seed extension from investors like GGV

46TechCrunch / 8h
Singapore-based Next Gen Foods will bring its plant-based chicken alternative to the United States after raising a $20 million seed extension. Investors included GGV Capital, agriculture and food tech-focused Bits x Bites, food and beverage company Yeo Hiap Seng, entrepreneur and “Blitzscaling” author Chris Yeh and English footballer Dele Alli. Returning investors include Temasek, which led Next

Facebook AI researchers create a robot able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions

SlashGear / 8h
Work is being performed all around the world to give robots more human-like abilities. One of the key human-like abilities that researchers want robots to have is the ability to react in real-time to environmental changes. Humans, for instance, can remain stable and upright when the surface they are walking on suddenly and unexpectedly changes. Significant changes in walking service … Continue re

How to Automatically Back Up iPhone Photos Using iCloud

How-To Geek / 8h
The photos you click on your iPhone are precious memories that you don’t want to lose just because you lost your phone. It’s best to back up your photos. The easiest way to do that is using iCloud. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Oppo Reno 6 series launched in India with MediaTek Dimensity chipsets

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Oppo has launched it two new smartphones, the Oppo Reno 6 5G and the Oppo Reno 6 Pro 5G in India which feature MediaTek Dimensity 900 and 1200 chipsets respectively.

The best earbuds in UAE 2021: our top earphones and in-ear headphones for any budget

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The best earbuds and in-ear headphones of 2021, including wired, wireless, and true wireless models.

Microsoft Teams is getting beauty filters, but you shouldn’t use them

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft Teams update will introduce a new feature that lets users customize their appearance.

Buy a TicWatch E3 and get a full refund if you get off your butt and exercise

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Get your money back by completing a HIIT workout every day for three weeks and plugging the challenge on Twitter.

Loki season 2 has been officially confirmed by Marvel Studios

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As confirmed by the Loki season finale, the MCU series is officially getting a season 2.

Astronomers discover a binary star system that will go supernova

SlashGear / 8h
An international team of astronomers led by researchers from the University of Warwick has made a very interesting discovery. The team has discovered a binary star system that’s heading towards supernova, which is very rare. The telltale sign of the binary system heading towards its demise is a teardrop-shaped star. The shape is caused by massive and nearby white dwarf … Continue reading

Best wireless earbuds in UAE: the top true wireless buds for 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Here's our pick of the very best wireless earbuds you can buy today.

Battlefield 2042 tornadoes 'ruin' the experience, according to leaker

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Notable Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson claims that Battlefield's dynamic weather may not be all it cracked up to be.

Duran Duran’s Invisible: 'Thrilled' with AI collaboration

51BBC News - Technology / 8h
Musician Nick Rhodes explains why artificial intelligence was key in making their new music video.

Five new foldable phones leak, including the Pixel Fold and a giant Xiaomi phone

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A report has laid bare a few upcoming foldable phones, all of which will apparently use ultra-thin glass displays.

iPhone 14 could have a periscope camera now that Apple has patented the tech

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Apple has patented a periscope camera system, suggesting the company is well on the way to offering this on an iPhone.

Save on a stock photo subscription you can actually get excited about

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Spice up your online content with photos from Scopio Authentic Stock Photography . As of July 14, get a lifetime subscription for only $29.99 and get a bonus $30 credit. Stock photography isn’t usually something to get excited over, with an abundance of generic backgrounds and generic smiling faces. But Scopio’s some 400,000 royalty-free images are different. Launched in 2016, the female-f

Save big on a useful AI-powered writing tool

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TL;DR: Make copywriting easier with a subscription to the Rytr AI-powered writing tool , on sale for 94% off. As of July 14, get a lifetime subscription for just $75. Rytr is an intuitive, AI-powered writing tool that can create high-quality content for you. All you have to do is feed it some relevant information — like topic, tone, and format — and in return, it will deliver content to fit your

Snap aerial selfies with a pocket-sized AIR PIX drone on sale

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TL;DR: Level up your selfie game with the AIR PIX Pocket-Sized Flying Camera , on sale for $138.95 — a 13% discount — as of July 14. The selfie stick is old news. When the perfect group selfie moment happens, you’ll want the AIR PIX Pocket-Sized Flying Camera on hand. About the size of your palm, the AIR PIX packs a powerful selfie camera in a tiny package. Weighing in at just 3.4 ounces, this th

Save nearly 25% on an interactive feeder ball for your dog (or cat)

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TL;DR: Make mealtime more enjoyable for your pet with this interactive feeder ball , which is on sale for 25% off. As of July 14, bring one home for just $44.99. Does your precious little dog gulp down every meal like it’s his last? You may want to slow things down with this interactive feeder ball . When dogs eat too quickly, they tend to swallow air along with their food, which can lead to disc

Microsoft says Chinese hackers used a SolarWinds exploit to conduct attacks

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SolarWinds vulnerabilities continue to be targeted by overseas hackers months after the US information technology company suffered a widespread cyberattack. On Tuesday, Microsoft said that a group operating out of China was using a zero-day remote code execution to attack SolarWinds software. If successfully exploited, the flaw in the IT company's Serv-U software allows hackers to perform actions

Kids spending too much on Fortnite? Xbox consoles now come with spending controls

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New spending controls for Xbox consoles help parents manage their kids' spending on games.

Railsbank raises $70M to build out its fintech-as-a-service platform

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Financial services-as-a-service — where entities like neobanks, retailers and others can create and sell their own financial products by way of a few lines of code and APIs — has been one of the bigger trends in the world of fintech in recent years, with embedded finance on its way to being a $7.2 trillion market by 2030, according to forecast from Bain Capital. Now, one of the companies building

Diablo 2: Resurrected is getting some devilish improvements ahead of release

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The remake’s technical alpha test has helped spot some useful tweaks.

Inside Facebook’s Data Wars

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Executives at the social network have clashed over CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned data tool that revealed users’ high engagement levels with right-wing media sources.

AMD Zen 4 could disappoint those hoping for a 24-core CPU

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There are good reasons to stick with a 16-core top-end processor, mind you, including cost-related considerations.

Why the founder of WP Engine is knee-deep in headless products

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WP Engine founder looks at the past, present and future of managed WordPress hosting.

EE promises to cover 90% of UK with 5G by 2028

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EE outlines plan for 5G landmass coverage, new cloud core launch, and alternative technologies.

'Loki' will be back for more mischief in Season 2

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Loki's glorious purpose ( and that incredible theme song ) will carry on into another season. Marvel's Disney+ series Loki has been renewed for Season 2, announced in the credits of the first season finale on Wednesday. The second season was announced halfway through the end credits of the final episode, with a case file stamped with the words, "Loki will return in Season 2." No other details wer

Anyone is building a marketplace for advice, one 5-minute call at a time

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Anyone , an audio app that’s building a ‘marketplace for advice’ one five-minute phone call at a time, is launching new versions of its iOS and Android apps today* and beginning to large-scale onboarding after operating in a limited closed beta for the past six months. The app — which was founded around 18 months ago (so pre-pandemic) — has a simple premise: Advice is best delivered verbally, con

Looking for wireless headphones? These Philips PH805 deals could save you loads of money

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These deals from Amazon prove that wireless headphones don't have to break the bank.

Amazon launches its mobile-first Kindle Vella serialized story platform

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As it promised last month, Amazon has launched its serialized fiction Kindle Vella store that lets you unlock episodic, self-published stories via in-app purchases. The new platform is a way for readers to discover new fiction and a new way for authors to generate revenue from the Kindle Direct Publishing service. While the name might suggest otherwise, Kindle Vella isn't available on Amazon's Ki

iPhone 13 production will outpace iPhone 12 by 20% - here's why

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Apple has reportedly asked its suppliers to build as many as 90 million iPhone 13 by the end of 2021, a sharp increase from its 2020 iPhone shipments.

Best gaming laptops in the UAE for 2021: top laptops to game on

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The best gaming laptops you can buy, always up to date with the latest hardware configurations.

Amazon PS5 restock: PS5 disc version has sold out

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Amazon had PS5 stock on the disc version but has since sold out. The PS5 Digital Edition was expected to appear soon, but that's apparently no longer the case.

Ransomware group REvil disappears from the internet

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The Russia-linked ransomware group behind some of the biggest recent cyberattacks has disappeared from the internet. According to CNBC , Reuters and The Washington Post , the websites operated by the group REvil went down in the early hours of Tuesday. Dmitri Alperovitch, former chief technology officer of the cyber firm CrowdStrike, told The Post that the group's blog in the dark web is still re

State of Origin 2021 Game 3: how to watch NSW vs Qld final from anywhere

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State of Origin’s final game will be played tonight on the Gold Coast. Here’s how to watch the Blues vs the Maroons in Game 3.

Indian storytelling platform Pratilipi raises $48 million led by gaming giant Krafton

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Pratilipi, an Indian startup that operates an online storytelling platform to enable writers to share their work in various formats, said on Wednesday it has raised $48 million in a new financing round led by Krafton. South Korean gaming giant Krafton led the Series D round for the seven-year-old Bangalore-based startup, bringing its to-date raise to $78.8 million. Existing investor Omidyar Netwo

Wecasa raises $17.7 million for its home care and wellness marketplace

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French startup Wecasa has raised a $17.7 million funding round (€15 million). Blisce is leading the funding round with existing investors Serena, ISAI and Frédéric Mazzella also participating. The company has been building a marketplace for home care and wellness. Over the past few years, Wecasa has kept adding new verticals. The startup originally specialized in hairdressing at home. It then add

Russian insurtech and telemedicine startup BestDoctor raises $26M B from Winter Capital Partners

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Last year we covered BestDoctor’s series A round when the Russian insurtech startup raised $4.5 million for its online medical insurance platform for corporates, which also offers telemedicine services to employees. It’s now closed a $26 million Series B round from Winter Capital Partners, alongside Swedish investor VNV Global and UNIQA Ventures, the corporate VC backed by UNIQA Insurance group.

Maharashtra aims for 10% electrification of two-wheelers by 2025

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After Gujarat, Maharashtra has also announced its EV policy earmarking benefits for buyers and makers over and above FAME II incentives.

Best 2-in-1 laptop in the UAE for 2021: find the best convertible laptop for your needs

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Alongside the impressive HP Spectre x360 15T (2019), these are the best 2-in-1 laptops around.

Apple's new MagSafe battery pack unlocks a secret iPhone 12 feature

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On Tuesday, Apple unceremoniously dropped a new iPhone 12 accessory, the MagSafe Battery Pack . It's a battery pack that magnetically attaches to the back of an iPhone 12 and charges it wirelessly. But what Apple didn't say — or at least didn't emphasize enough — is that this new accessory unlocks a previously unannounced iPhone 12 feature: reverse wireless charging. This means that, when the Mag

Gourmey is a cell-based poultry startup working on lab-grown foie gras

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Meet Gourmey , a new French startup that recently raised a $10 million founding round in equity and debt. The startup is working on meat grown in laboratories from animal cells. In particular, the company is focusing on poultry and aims to convince chefs that they should use the company’s products in their restaurants. “We’ve been raising animals for 20,000 years,” co-founder and CEO Nicolas Mori

Apple ramps up production of iPhone 13 by 20% from last year - We tell you why

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Apple has reportedly asked its suppliers to build as many as 90 million iPhone 13 by the end of 2021, a sharp increase from its 2020 iPhone shipments.

Realme Watch 2 Pro confirmed to launch in India very soon

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Realme Watch 2 Pro comes with a large 1.75-inch colour display, dual-channel GPS, 90 sports modes, and up to 14 days.

Those who attack Elon Musk's space tweet have made a new Twitter meme

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The billionaire space race has been heating up lately, with Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson boarding a test flight on Sunday to beat Amazon's Jeff Bezos to the outer reaches of our atmosphere. SpaceX founder Elon Musk has also thrown his astronaut helmet into the ring, recently booking a flight to space with Virgin Galactic . Many have expressed the opinion that such undertakings by disgusting

LG webOS TV brings Amazon Alexa to third party TVs

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It’s not easy to determine which smart TV platform is really leading the market. Smart TV sales don’t exactly correlate to the popularity or quality of the software that runs on them. Despite having been a close Google partner back when it still made smartphones, LG has opted to pave its own path with a proprietary spin of webOS made … Continue reading

Firefox 90 SmartBlock 2.0 lets you log in with Facebook in Incognito mode

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The most basic kind of protection against tracking that web browsers offer is Private Browsing mode, a.k.a. Incognito Mode that often blocks third parties and even the browser itself from tracking your movement through the Internet. This basic privacy measure isn’t perfect, and it also causes some functionality to break. Unfortunately, one of those is being able to sign in … Continue reading