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Weather reporter's dog Storm enjoys treats while walking all over the broadcast

1KMashable / 10h
It's a well-known fact weather forecasts are much better delivered with very good doggos rampaging all over them . It's something Canada's Global News has embraced over the last few years , with Global Toronto weather reporter Anthony Farnell's loveable pup Storm (yes, Storm) making cameos here and there . He even has a decent online following . On Friday, Storm wandered into a weather report for

New Jersey Woman Charged With Selling Fake Vaccine Cards

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3KNYT > Technology / 1h
The charges highlight how a black market for counterfeit Covid-19 vaccine cards has grown as the Delta variant fuels the latest wave of the coronavirus.

Windows 11 finally has a release date, and you can upgrade for free

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60TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Microsoft has just announced the release date for Windows 11, and it's coming out in just over a month's time.

GM throws LG under the bus as Chevy Bolt production pauses amid recall

Ars Technica / 9min
(credit: Jeffrey Sauger / Chevrolet ) General Motors has lost confidence in battery supplier LG Chem after defective cells from the company caused a string of fires and sparked a massive recall of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles and electric utility vehicles. The automaker recalled more than 140,000 electric cars and crossovers— every single one that the company has made —when it discovered two

How to keep the power on during hurricanes and heat waves and fires and …

MIT Technology Review / 10min
Global warming is underscoring the point, again and again and again , that the infrastructure in the US was built for the climate conditions of the past. Hurricane Ida, turbocharged by unusually warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, plunged New Orleans into darkness after reportedly knocking out all eight of the transmission lines into the city. That and other damage to the power system left more th

Sounds Like the Marvel Comics Universe Is Going to Have a Rough Winter

Gizmodo / 12min
The Marvel Comics Universe is about to be changed forever. Actually, it seems like it’s about to be changed forever on multiple occasions between December of this year and February 2022, as the publisher has announced eight new “tentpole” series , at least half of which sound like mega-events . Curious? Here’s the… Read more...

Facebook reduces politics in News Feed: Test expands to more countries

SlashGear / 14min
Following what it describes as good results after months of tests, Facebook has announced that it is expanding its reduction of political content in News Feeds to cover users in additional countries. The move follows a relatively small test with some Facebook users in the US earlier this year, marking the arrival of similar changes for users in Ireland, Sweden, … Continue reading

Fiji hopes to open to international travel by Nov. 1

The Points Guy / 16min
Fiji is a dream destination for many travelers, but unfortunately, it’s been closed for tourism since March 2020. But there are some promising signs that Fiji is ready to welcome travelers again, as Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced that it planned to reopen by Nov. 1. “That’s the target we’ve set now, and it bases itself on the success we’ve had with the vaccination campaign,” Fiji’s t

What to Expect When You Quit Vaping

Lifehacker / 23min
The FDA cracked down on disposable, flavorful vapes last year, and although you can still find Puff Bars and their counterparts all over, the likelihood that you’re getting a sketchy counterfeit is increasing. The mystery of what’s in the phonies makes them even more dangerous than the original nicotine delivery… Read more...

Doctors Claim to Have Discovered How to Reverse Cell Aging

39Futurism / 34min
A team of scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology says it’s found a way that to reverse the natural aging of immune system cells — and potentially make the elderly far more resistant to COVID-19 and other infections. The researchers identified the molecular pathway that the human body uses to create B cells, The Jerusalem Post reports , which the immune system uses to identify

CryptoPunks creator inks representation deal with major Hollywood talent agency

TechCrunch / 37min
One of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies is getting into the NFT game. Larva Labs, the creator of CryptoPunks , just signed with United Talent Agency (UTA) in a representation deal that will bring one of the earliest and most iconic NFT projects into the entertainment and branding worlds. “I would say that it is one of the first opportunities for an IP that fully originated in crypto-world to e

MGM releases last trailer for No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final 007 film

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Ars Technica / 39min
Daniel Craig is back for one last stint as James Bond/007. [credit: YouTube/MGM ] One of the first major films to be postponed due to the pandemic was No Time to Die , Daniel Craig's final outing as 007. Originally slated for an April 2020 release, the film was first postponed until November 2020 and then delayed again until April 2021. While some theaters remain closed around the world, MGM is s

A Single Alcoholic Drink Immediately Increases Risk of Heart Dysfunction

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Futurism / 42min
Scientists have had a difficult time determining whether alcohol is good or bad for your health — myriad studies have found that wine seems to simultaneously prevent and increase the risk of cancer , for example. But when it comes to moderate amounts, like perhaps a drink with dinner, scientists have long assumed that alcohol had a mild protective effect when it comes to heart health. Unfortunate

LinkedIn is scrapping its Stories feature to work on short-form video

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26TechCrunch / 42min
What do LinkedIn and Twitter have in common? They both introduced ephemeral story features that were pretty fleeting . LinkedIn announced today that it will suspend its Stories feature on September 30 and begin working on a different way to add short-form videos to the platform. LinkedIn announced the upcoming change to warn advertisers who might have already purchased ads that would run in betwe

Google adds shipping and return labels to product listings in search and shopping tool

Engadget / 43min
With the holiday season quickly approaching, Google plans to surface the shipping and return policies of stores that list items on its platforms to help consumers quickly find out if they can get free delivery and returns on their purchases. You’ll see the labels appear across both free and paid listings . “Free delivery by Friday, December 24th,” says one of the example annotations the company s

Are TV-sized displays actually practical as PC gaming monitors?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 47min
TVs have been pushing some exciting display features that typical gaming monitors just haven’t been keeping up with, but some larger options do exist. Is such a massive display really practical as a PC gaming monitor, though?

Alligator Attack in Ida Floodwaters Leaves Man Missing and Presumed Dead

Gizmodo / 48min
A 71-year-old Louisiana man is presumed dead after an alligator lurking in Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters attacked him on Monday. Read more...

Picky Astronauts Refuse to Put Pineapple on Space Pizza

95Futurism / 56min
Pizza Night With Friends Astronauts stationed on board the International Space Station threw their own zero-gravity pizza party, as seen in a clip uploaded to Instagram by European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet. “Floating pizza night with friends, it almost feels like a Saturday on Earth,” Pesquet wrote in a caption. “They say a good chef never reveals their secrets, but I made a video so

Elegoo Jupiter 12.8-inch 6K Mono LCD 3D printer eyes massive potential

SlashGear / 57min
A Kickstarter campaign was announced for a new large-size LCD 3D printer from the folks at Elegoo. This company has had some serious success with low-cost, high-quality small-format LCD 3D printers over the past few years, now with the Jupiter, they’re aiming to ramp things up a few notches. Where the Elegoo Mars Pro LCD 3D printer released by Elegoo … Continue reading

Landlords Still Can't Evict You in These States

Lifehacker / 58min
Last week, the Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s latest extension of the eviction moratorium, which was supposed to last through Oct. 3. That means millions of renters now face eviction, although some states have their own eviction bans still in place, and rental assistance is available—despite a delayed rollout in… Read more...

Club Med will open its first ski resort in North America this winter — and it’s all-inclusive

35The Points Guy / 59min
The Club Med brand of all-inclusive resorts is best known for beachy vibes, above-par food, poolside entertainment, vivacious G.O.’s (the French brand’s lingo for its staff — short for Gentils Organisateurs) and activities like flying trapeze lessons included in your stay. And you’ll find Club Med properties across Mexico, the Caribbean and in the U.S. (did you know there’s even a Club Med Sandpi

Strava makes key safety feature free for everyone

SlashGear / 1h
Strava, a fitness app that makes it easy to track your running and cycling sessions, has made a key safety feature free for all users. Going forward, anyone who uses the activity tracking app can enable Beacon, a tool that will share the user’s real-time location with the people they choose. This makes it easier for partners, parents, and friends … Continue reading

Cheeterz Club wants to make reading glasses hip

TechCrunch / 1h
Can reading glasses actually be cool? A new eyewear company called Cheeterz Club thinks so. The startup is working to change the perception of reading glasses from being just cheap, disposable items you pick up from a rotating display rack at your local drug store to being something you’d actually be proud to wear. To do so, the company is designing its glasses with quality lenses and frames in r

LinkedIn is shutting down its Stories feature after a year

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Engadget / 1h
LinkedIn is ditching Stories. The company will shut down the feature by the end of September, a year after rolling it out . As it turns out, ephemeral posts aren't a perfect fit for every social network. Perhaps with ROI and KPIs in mind, LinkedIn says its users want videos that stay on their profiles permanently, not ones that vanish. "In developing Stories, we assumed people wouldn’t want infor

Revisit the Roads to Classic Star Trek Shows With These Series Bibles

Gizmodo / 1h
Series bibles are a staple of television production. Part early pitch, part worldbuilding exercise , they form the fundamental basis for the earliest concrete visions for a TV show on the road to production. And now you can get a glimpse at the documents behind decades of Star Trek TV , giving access to some truly… Read more...

Is this the fastest USB flash drive in the world?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Kingston DataTraveler Max features read speeds of up to 1000 Mbps and write speeds of up to 900 Mbps.

The Apple Watch Series 7 Might Be Delayed

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Gizmodo / 1h
Until today, it was widely expected that the Apple Watch Series 7 would make its debut at the same time as the iPhone 13 lineup. Now, as Apple’s long-rumored September event approaches, it appears that the Series 7 might be delayed due to production issues. Read more...

You Can Still Plant These Fall Vegetables In September

Lifehacker / 1h
September is when we start winding down our garden for the year, but there is still time to plant vegetables now to enjoy later in the fall. Based on where you live, the vegetables you can plant now will vary—but even in the colder zones, there are more options than you may realize. Some are fast-growing vegetables,… Read more...

A popular smart home security system can be remotely disarmed, researchers say

29TechCrunch / 1h
A cybersecurity company says a popular smart home security system has a pair of vulnerabilities that can be exploited to disarm the system altogether. Rapid7 found the vulnerabilities in the Fortress S03, a home security system that relies on Wi-Fi to connect cameras, motion sensors, and sirens to the internet, allowing owners to remotely monitor their home anywhere with a mobile app. The securit

Deal alert: Book flights to Iceland for less than $400 round-trip

40The Points Guy / 1h
If you’re looking for fall travel plans, there’s no greater place to explore than Iceland. I had the chance to visit earlier this summer, drove around the whole country with a camper van and ended my trip with a stay at the stunning Hotel Ranga . For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . And currently, you can find flights to Reykjavik fo

How to Change Your Screen Brightness on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 1h
If you own a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or all-in-one PC, it’s easy to change your built-in screen’s brightness with a couple clicks (or taps) thanks to the Quick Settings menu or the Settings app. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung adds Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 features to older foldable phones

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Engadget / 1h
You won't have to buy a Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Flip 3 to get their software upgrades. Samsung is rolling out a One UI 3.1.1 update that brings many of those phones' multitasking and app resizing features to the original Fold , Fold 2 , Flip and Flip 5G. The Fold line unsurprisingly benefits the most thanks to its larger, tablet-like screen. Features like Multi-Active Window (up to three apps at once)

Burning Man Is Completely in Virtual Reality This Year

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100+Futurism / 1h
Virtual Burning Man The iconic desert festival Burning Man has moved entirely online for 2021 over COVID concerns, allowing attendees to roam the art-laden landscapes from the comfort of their own home — and inside virtual reality, The Wall Street Journal reports . It’s not the first time the festival has moved online. Last year, a VR experience had to be put together in record time as the pandem

Blackout Dates When Redeeming Hotel Points: How Policies Compare

One Mile at a Time / 1h
Some people get frustrated by how complicated it can be to redeem airline miles, given blackout dates and capacity controls. By comparison, this is something that’s awesome about hotel points, at least on the surface. Most hotel loyalty programs don’t have blackout dates on award redemptions. However, not all policies are created equal, so in this post I wanted to compare the blackout dates polic

UK-based Heroes raises $200M to buy up more Amazon merchants for its roll-up play

TechCrunch / 1h
Heroes , one of the new wave of startups aiming to build big e-commerce businesses by buying up smaller third-party merchants on Amazon’s Marketplace, has raised another big round of funding to double down on that strategy. The London startup has picked up $200 million, money that it will mainly be using to snap up more merchants. Existing brands in its portfolio cover categories like baby, pets,

Punishing platformer 'Ghostrunner' adds accessibility mode

Engadget / 1h
Ghostrunner was one of the best surprises of 2020. It’s a stylish first-person platformer that takes the best elements of Titanfall’s parkour mechanics and adds a cyberpunk twist to the proceedings. It’s also a challenging game that demands precision and purpose from the player. Make a single mistake, and you’ll need to replay a section of a level again. That can get frustrating fast, so develope

Jabra Elite 7 Pro leads new wireless earbuds lineup with ANC and MultiSensor Voice

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SlashGear / 1h
Jabra today added three new products to its lineup of wireless earbuds, introducing the Elite 7 Pro, Elite 7 Active, and the Elite 3. As the names suggest, these new earbuds cover a pretty wide range of target consumers, whether it’s folks looking for something more in line with entry-level wireless earbuds or those who want to shell out more … Continue reading

Whoop raises another $200M for its athlete-focused fitness wearable

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27TechCrunch / 1h
Founded in 2012, Whoop is far from a household name in the world of fitness trackers. But over the years, the company has attracted its share of converts. It hasn’t had any issue attracting venture capital over the years, either. Last time we checked in on the Boston-based company was in late-2019, when it raised $55 million. Now it’s back with a massive $200 million raise . The Series F round br

Challenger bank Bunq rolls out Spanish IBANs

29TechCrunch / 1h
Amsterdam-based challenger bank Bunq is updating its service with a handful of new features. In addition to Dutch, German and French bank account numbers, existing and new users in Spain can now get a Spanish IBAN. European IBANs are supposed to work across Europe. Your employer or internet provider can’t force you to get a local IBAN. And yet, that’s rarely the case. When you move to another Eur

Here’s What It’s Like To Travel Today, According To People On Social Media

View from the Wing / 1h
If you want to experience truly crazy, read the comments on airline Facebook posts sometime. If you want a slightly higher level of discourse, but still get a sampling of what it's like for the median traveler, reader "tweets & replies" on an airline's twitter account. Sometimes when I have a few spare moments I'll scroll through American Airlines, United and Delta just to see what's out there. C

SimpliSafe Outdoor Camera is DIY simple and has its own 80dB siren

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SlashGear / 1h
SimpliSafe revealed and released their first wireless outdoor camera this week. The SimpliSafe Outdoor Camera works with motion detection up to 30 feet away, latency-free two-way audio, and a removable, rechargeable battery. This camera works with SimpliSafe’s Smart Person Detection and Smart AI algorithms to “preserve battery life and protect privacy.” The camera works with a 1080p HDR video cam

How to Do Pullups With a Squat Rack

Lifehacker / 1h
There isn’t always a handy pullup bar around, especially if you have a home gym without a good place to put one. I happened upon a solution in my own garage, and it’s one that can also help in some commercial gym situations: Use a barbell. Read more...

Register now: Earn 1,500+ bonus points per stay with Marriott Bonvoy

The Points Guy / 1h
Marriott Bonvoy has just launched its newest global promotion, where you can score bonus points on your upcoming stays. With this Marriott promotion, you’ll earn 1,500 bonus Marriott points per stay, plus 3,000 additional points on stays at All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy resorts. The promotion is valid for stays between Sept. 14 and Dec. 12, 2021, but advance registration is required. For more

ProtonVPN review: A highly secure service that's best for non-Mac users

Mashable / 1h
Whoa is what I kept thinking as I tried ProtonVPN , a Swiss-based VPN service that is dedicated to providing only privacy to all. When I first tried to use it on my Mac desktop, I began to be mysteriously logged out. I had to restart my computer, try another browser and clear the browser cache in order to get the VPN to work on the desktop. Yet on my Mac laptop, the VPN worked just fine. Yet, the

Strava Just Made One of Its Most Popular Safety Features Free

How-To Geek / 1h
Going out on a run is a great way to stay in shape, but it’s not always the safest activity. If you’re running in a new area, being able to share your location can provide you with some peace of mind. That’s why Strava just made its safety feature, Beacon, available sans subscription. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tiger Global in talks to make Apna India’s fastest unicorn

TechCrunch / 2h
Apna, a 21-month-old startup that is helping millions of blue and gray-collar workers in India upskill themselves, find communities and land jobs, is inching closer to becoming the fastest tech firm in the world’s second largest internet market to become a unicorn. Tiger Global is in advanced stages of talks to lead a $100 million round in Apna , according to four sources familiar with the matter

Elon Musk Ridicules GM Over Electric Cars That Keep Catching Fire

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Futurism / 2h
Flack and Fire Tesla CEO Elon Musk ridiculed General Motors in a tweet this morning, saying the US carmaker may have trouble keeping up with Tesla’s EV market share — because GM’s Bolt EVs keep catching fire . Musk was responding to a tweet about Tesla having 79 percent of the electric car market in the US according to registration data. “This might be part of the problem,” Musk replied, adding a

The best on-ear headphones for all your listening pleasure

Mashable / 2h
If bulky over-ear headphones and tiny earbuds had a baby, it'd probably look a lot like a set of on-ear headphones. The good news is that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. That's because on-ear headphones have the benefit of having speakers large enough to produce hi-fi sound (the way over-ear headphones do) while remaining compact enough to stow away for easy transport (the way earbuds d

The best gardening apps, so you can stop killing all of your plants

Mashable / 2h
It's never a bad time to bring some more plants into your life. Taking care of plants can be daunting, but thankfully we can get a little bit of help with technology. In order to help you be your best gardener or plant parent, so we found the best apps to simplify the process. Whether you are starting a windowsill herb garden, buying some indoor plants, or planting a garden in your yard, these ap

What’s happening with covid vaccine apps in the US

44MIT Technology Review / 2h
A year ago, vaccines to tackle the covid pandemic still seemed like a far-off idea. Today, though, doses have been delivered to almost 40% of the world’s people—and some are being asked to prove they’re among them, leading to the rise of so-called vaccine passports . The details of these credentials vary from place to place, but at their heart they are the same: digital health records, stored on

Marvel's Shang-Chi Gets 2 Kickass Hot Toys Figures

36Gizmodo / 2h
Some things were always meant to be partners. Batman and Robin . Chocolate and peanut butter. New Marvel movies and beautifully rendered 12-inch action figures of their stars, courtesy of Hong Kong-based toymakers Hot Toys . Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ’ Simu Liu and Tony Leung are the latest beneficiaries… Read more...

Google Calendar will soon show how much time you spend in meetings

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Google is adding Time Insights to Calendar to help workers gain a better understanding of how they spend their time.

The 8 best credit cards for earning Aeroplan points

The Points Guy / 2h
Air Canada’s Aeroplan is a behemoth of a rewards program, giving travelers the ability to earn and redeem points on over 40 airlines worldwide. Adding to the program’s versatility, earlier this summer, Chase officially added Aeroplan as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. That’s huge news in the world of points, miles and credit cards. Even better, later this year, Chase intends to launch an Ae

15 Shows We're Begging You to Stream to Prove Wrestling Is Awesome

Lifehacker / 2h
Wrestling isn’t just for grandmas anymore. (My grandma was really, really into pro-wrestling when I was a kid. I assume that is the norm.) Read more...

New ruling reverts Clean Water Act protections to 1980s vintage

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Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Even though this stream bed is dry much of the year, it still may qualify for regulation under the Clean Water Act. (credit: Wild Horizon / Getty Images ) The latest legal decision in a years-long fight over how to implement the Clean Water Act has set rules back to where they were in the 1980s. The reversion is the product of the Trump administration's haste to get rid of Obama-era reg

Reddit’s teach-the-controversy stance on COVID vaccines sparks wider protest

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images ) Over 135 subreddits have gone dark this week in protest of Reddit's refusal to ban communities that spread misinformation about the COVID pandemic and vaccines. Subreddits that went private include two with 10 million or more subscribers, namely r/Futurology and r/TIFU. The PokemonGo community is one of 15 other subreddits with at least 1 million subs

6 tips for establishing your startup’s global supply chain

24TechCrunch / 2h
Jeff Morin Contributor Jeff Morin is the co-founder and CEO of Liteboxer , an at-home fitness company that creates immersive workouts. Startups are hard work, but the complexities of global supply chains can make running hardware companies especially difficult. Instead of existing within a codebase behind a screen, the key components of your hardware product can be scattered around the world, sub

Can’t Last: New United Card 100,000 Mile Bonus Offer

21View from the Wing / 2h
The new United Quest SM Card has launched with a temporary offer of up to 100,000 bonus miles. And it's intriguing for its annual United Airlines statement credit and award redemption rebates. Continue reading ...

Bose launches its latest set of wireless noise-canceling headphones

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Ars Technica / 2h
Bose's latest wireless noise-canceling headphones: the QuietComfort 45. [credit: Bose ] Bose on Tuesday announced its latest set of wireless noise-canceling headphones, the QuietComfort 45. The new headphones cost $330 and are up for preorder today , with shipping to begin on September 23. A familiar design The QuietComfort line has proven popular for Bose over the years, so it may not be a surpr

What Are “Time Sensitive” Notifications on iPhone?

How-To Geek / 2h
For a long time, iPhones and iPad treated all notifications the same. You could turn them all off or do it on an app-by-app basis. Now, some notifications will be “Time Sensitive” to give you more control. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

VariDesk Portable Laptop Stand Review: A Sleek, Thin, Portable Standing Desk

How-To Geek / 2h
I’ve been a sit/stand desk user for the biggest part of the last decade. I love standing while I work, which helps me focus and feel more engaged. That’s an issue for me when I travel because most desks or tables are designed specifically for sitting. Enter the VariDesk Portable Laptop Stand. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard Bonus: 60K Miles & Waived Annual Fee

51One Mile at a Time / 2h
As far as US airlines go, American is in the unique position of having co-branded credit cards with two issuers. This came after the merger of American and US Airways, as American’s credit cards were issued by Citi, while US Airways’ credit cards were issued by Barclays. American made the decision to have a non-exclusive co-brand agreement, thinking that would maximize profits. American has diffe

10 chew toys, as reviewed by my dog

Mashable / 2h
This is my dog, Stevie. A very good girl. (Pictured: The author's dog, Stevie, a lab, boxer, pit bull mix.) Credit: Dylan Haas / Mashable She's a lab, boxer, pit bull mix who likes cuddles, sleeping in, saying "hello" to strangers, and, probably more than anything else, chew toys. (And if you were wondering, yes, she's named after Stevie Nicks.) To some, picking out a toy for a dog is a pretty lo

One of the Main Reasons to Pay For Strava Is Now Free

How-To Geek / 2h
If you’re a runner or a cyclist, you’re probably familiar with Strava, as it lets you track your workouts with ease. Some of the best features are behind a subscription, but the company has just announced that its Beacon live location tracking feature is available completely free. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New Leak Suggests Google Could Double the Pixel 6's Wireless Charging Speeds

How-To Geek / 2h
With Google’s highly anticipated Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro coming right around the corner, we’re starting to see more leaks regarding accessories and smaller details. This week, a new leak reveals that Google could nearly double the wireless charging speed on the Pixel 6 with the launch of an all-new Pixel Stand. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Windows 11 Arrives in October Without its Most Exciting Feature

28How-To Geek / 2h
Microsoft will begin its Windows 11 rollout on October 5th, ushering in a new generation of computing (for compatible PCs, at least). But one of Windows 11’s most exciting features, Android app support, won’t ship with the new operating system. In fact, Android app support and the integrated Amazon Appstore may not arrive until sometime in 2022. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Philips Hue Smart Bulb Deal Will Light Up Your Life

How-To Geek / 2h
Labor Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time for some great end-of-summer deals, like this one from Philips. The company’s “Summer of Hue” savings promo is offering you a stellar deal on its White and Color Ambiance E26 smart light bulbs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Climate Progress Is on Fire

Gizmodo / 2h
This piece was originally published in the Daily Poster , a grassroots-funded investigative news outlet. Click here to become a subscriber . Read more...

How Facebook Relies on Accenture to Scrub Toxic Content

500+NYT > Technology / 2h
The social network has constructed a vast infrastructure to keep toxic material off its platform. At the center of it is Accenture, the blue-chip consulting firm.

Inspiring: Tucker Carlson Offered Money to Help a Banned Anti-Vaxx Conspiracy Theorist Sue Twitter

Gizmodo / 2h
Wow. When this anti-mask, anti-vaxx conspiracy theorist got permanently suspended from Twitter, one Fox News host was there for him with the offer of cash in hand: Tucker Carlson. Read more...

World’s Largest Aircraft Mocked for Looking Like Giant Butt

100+Futurism / 2h
NSFW Behold, the world’s largest aircraft: a gigantic airship called the Airlander 10 that, when viewed from a certain angle, looks a whole lot like a ginormous — and possibly, uh, plugged — butt. The Airlander 10, for all of its glory, has a bit of a troubled past. It was originally designed in 2010 by the US military as a way to provide surveillance in Afghanistan for up to two weeks at a time,

Every national forest in California to temporarily close as wildfires continue to rage

25The Points Guy / 2h
The U.S. Forest Service is closing every single national forest in the state of California due to the ongoing and very dangerous threat of wildfires. The temporary closures begin Tuesday night, Aug. 31, and will extend through at least Sept. 17. This is an extremely rare action for the Forest Service to take. It also closed the state’s national forests last year during what was the worst season o

What to Expect When You Start Hypnosis for Anxiety

Lifehacker / 2h
If fear and anxiety have gained a hold on your life, you know they can feel like they’re consuming everything . You can medicate or meditate, read self-help books, or try to push through on your own—but it’s always best to admit when you need help, then seek it out. Read more...

Extra Crunch roundup: Toast and Freshworks S-1s, pre-pitch tips, flexible funding lessons

50TechCrunch / 2h
The digital transformation currently sweeping society has likely reached your favorite local restaurant. Since 2013, Boston-based Toast has offered bars and eateries a software platform that lets them manage orders, payments and deliveries. Over the last year, its customers have processed more than $38 billion in gross payment volume, so Alex Wilhelm analyzed the company’s S-1 for The Exchange wi

EA dips back into college football with Campus Legends event in Madden NFL 22

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Engadget / 3h
Electronic Arts is dipping back into college football with a limited-time mode in Madden NFL 22 . The Campus Legends mode features ten school teams, including rosters filled with college football icons, as well as current and former NFL stars who are alumni of those squads. The event is available through the Superstar KO multiplayer mode . The college teams are Clemson University, University of M

Get a gigantic 75-inch LG 2021 4K TV at its lowest price ever

Mashable / 3h
Save $203: The LG 75-inch NanoCell 80 Series 4K smart TV is down to $1,296.99 at Amazon as of Aug. 31. Summer is almost over, which means the return of football, new fall shows , and new game releases. But all of that new entertainment also means a perfect time to grab a new TV as Labor Day approaches. And if you go for an upgrade, you might as well go big and save big with a sizable option from

Best streaming services: We compare Disney+, Sling TV, HBO Max, Paramount+, and more

Mashable / 3h
For anyone out there who might be thinking that their cable provider isn’t that bad, let’s play a little game to put things into perspective. Would you rather date someone who's clingy, makes you spend a ton of money on them, and bosses you around? Or someone who's super chill, lets you do your own thing, and always makes sure you're happy? We’re guessing you’d probably opt for the latter. (We kn

The best 4K TVs: For gamers, Netflix binge-watchers, and everyone else

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BEST DEALS ON 4K TVs: Samsung 85-inch QN85A Neo QLED Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV (QN85QN85AAFXZA) — $3,597.99 (save $902) Sony X85J 65 Inch TV 4K Ultra HD — $1,098 (save $201.99) All-New Toshiba 43-inch 43C350KU C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV — $269.99 (save $100) 4K TVs are more mainstay than luxury these days. In fact, they're now generally easier to find than non-4K TVs, which is all the mor

Your WordPress website might finally get less boring

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Pixieset and WordPress designer Flothemes will work together to strengthen existing products.

Harmful 'Forever' Chemicals Linger in the Air of Homes, Offices, and Schools, Study Finds

Gizmodo / 3h
A new study has found that contaminants known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can be readily measured in the air of indoor spaces like classrooms, offices, and homes. The findings indicate that inhalation may be yet another way these chemicals, thought to be harmful to our health, can end up in our… Read more...

Crossrope Is a Deceptively Simple Tool for Amazing Home Workouts

Futurism / 3h
Jump ropes are often associated with kids at the playground. But in reality, it’s a deceptively-simple tool for getting a killer full-body workout. And the Crossrope Get Fit Jump Rope Bundle is taking the common jump rope to a whole new level. It’s the simple, affordable way to achieve your fitness goals. Crossrope has reinvented the jump rope. Their weighted ropes and high-performance ergonomic

You can now shop for e-bikes and electric scooters at Best Buy

Engadget / 3h
Best Buy is jumping on the e-bike bandwagon . Starting today, you can visit the retailer’s website to purchase powered bicycles, as well as electric scooters and mopeds from brands like Unagi , Bird , Segway and SWFT. In October, Best Buy will begin stocking those same EVs in select stores across the US, including Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The company’s Geek Squad contingent will a

Konami pulling the plug on Metal Gear Solid V multiplayer for older consoles

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SlashGear / 3h
These days, it isn’t very often that the PS3 and Xbox 360 make their way into the news, but today both have because of Konami. The company announced today that it will be ending the online multiplayer service for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in the future. Thankfully, those who are … Continue reading

Google delays its return to office until January.

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It is the latest company to push back plans for a return in light of the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The Dell Labor Day sale is live: laptop deals starting at just $329.99

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The Dell Labor Day sale is live, and we're rounding up today's best laptop deals with prices starting at just $329.99.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 news, price, leaks and everything we know so far

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The Microsoft Duo 2 could land soon with some key upgrades. Here's what we've heard so far.

Here’s how the new EU recommendation affects travel from the US to Europe

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46The Points Guy / 3h
American travelers could face new restrictions and roadblocks to visiting the European Union, which announced on Aug. 30 it would remove the U.S. from its “safe list.” The EU on Aug. 30 recommended that member states reimplement travel restrictions for U.S. visitors. The move is the result of the continued spread of the coronavirus in the United States. The recommendation, which is not mandatory,

Oahu adds additional requirements to dine out: Everything you need to know about visiting Hawaii now

93The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Hawaii is again adding restrictions after desperate pleas from both state and local officials, who are intensifying calls for visitors to reconsider travel to Hawaii to combat the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus. While they are adding new caps and anti-coronavirus measures, they are still stoppi

What to Do When Your New Job Sucks (Other Than Quit)

Lifehacker / 3h
Changing jobs comes with a lot of hope, but also a lot of risk. No matter how many questions you asked before accepting your job offer, there are always unexpected aspects, not to mention an uncomfortable learning curve. Although many of these may be relatively benign, some of them may be far more frustrating than you… Read more...

Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan will share their vision of our AI-powered future at Disrupt

25TechCrunch / 3h
We’ve had visionary investors onstage before, and we’ve had science fiction authors onstage — but never at the same time, let alone a pair who collaborated on a unique book of stories and essays that make an optimistic prediction of our AI-infused future. Sinovation founder Kai-Fu Lee and author of “Waste Tide” and others Chen Qiufan will join us at Disrupt (September 21-23) for a discussion of t

The New Malignant Trailer Focuses on Its Superstar Filmmaker

Gizmodo / 3h
It’s not every day a trailer features an interview with the director, but it’s not every day the film’s director is the biggest selling point of a movie. James Wan is at the helm of the upcoming horror film Malignant , and he’s the guy who first brought us Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring . Each of those started as … Read more...

The history of Yu-Gi-Oh Online

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The life and times of Yu-Gi-Oh! Online, banished to the shadow realm too soon.

Five features to look for when buying a business laptop

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Buy the right business laptop for your needs the first time around by keeping these features in mind while shopping.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes on trial as jury selection begins

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Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, arrives for motion hearing on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the US District Court House in San Jose, California. (credit: Getty | Yichuan Cao ) Nearly a decade ago, Theranos touted a revolutionary diagnostic device that could run myriad medical tests without having to draw blood through a needle. Today, the startup’s founder, Elizabet

Today’s your last day to cash out points with the Amex Platinum for Schwab — here’s why you might want to

The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. While transferring your credit card points to airline or hotel partners usually yields the highest-value rewards, sometimes it makes more sense to redeem your points in other ways if you aren’t planning on traveling anytime soon. Cue the American Express Platinum Card® for Schwab, which lets you cash out your points into a linked Sch

Far Cry 6 is profoundly serious and silly at the same time – and it’s all the better for it

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Far Cry 6 strikes the perfect balance of being wacky and weird but sincere when required.

Amazon may jump into live audio with a focus on music

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Engadget / 3h
Amazon may be the next to hop on the live audio bandwagon , although its take might not be what you'd expect. Axios sources claim Amazon is developing a live audio offering that would focus on music, including concerts and other events — more like Spotify than Clubhouse . The company is reportedly considering podcasts and talk radio as extensions, but Amazon Music would lead the project. The inte

You Should Really Grill Up Some Shawarma

Lifehacker / 3h
Labor day is rapidly approaching, and while I am always down to eat 30-50 feral hot dogs, the late summer drag has invaded my kitchen. I am weary of summer vegetables and run of the mill barbecue and cookouts. I can’t be bothered to make pasta salad. I want comfort food, but not the same old. Read more...

Wyze's New $43 True Wireless Earbuds Will Survive Your Annual Trip to The Gym

How-To Geek / 3h
Wyze recently announced the $60 Buds Pro, an excellent option for people who want ANC on a budget. But what about the gym rats? Well, Wyze just opened pre-orders for its Wyze Buds, which pack a killer battery life, a Transparency mode, and IPX5 sweat-resistance for just $43 (or $54 for the limited edition Electric Green model). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung Teases Its Wild Multi-Folding Phone Prototypes

How-To Geek / 3h
Several years before Samsung ever released the first Galaxy Fold, we saw prototypes of the device at events. And now that we’re on the 3rd generation Z Fold, Samsung Display is back and teasing us with a few more wild designs. Only this time, the phone folds twice and has even more screens. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ravenous Stars Keep Devouring Habitable Planets

54Futurism / 3h
Midnight Snack The search for a habitable world where alien life could be thriving has hit a new roadblock. An extremely large number of stars, scientists say, keep swallowing their own planets as little snacks. Not only do 30 to 35 percent of Sun-like stars end up consuming several of their own planets, but there are signs that astronomers can look for in order to determine which stars indulged

Philips Fidelio T1 could compete with the best true wireless earbuds

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Philips has unveiled the Philips Fidelio T1 true wireless earbuds and they could compete with some of the best options on the market.

Do women need more water than men?

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones are probably the new boss

SlashGear / 3h
After knocking it out of the park with the go-to headphones for noise cancellation with QuietComfort 35 II, the company is back with a new set of audio blasters. You’re likely among the first people that purchased the QuietComfort 35 II (or QC35 II) back in around 2017. It was a big deal, then, that the headphones had a new … Continue reading

There's a Windows 10 laptop for everybody — yes, even Apple fans

Mashable / 3h
Do you remember the old “Mac vs. PC” commercials that Apple used to run — you know the ones with the hip and cool Justin Long playing the Mac while the stuffy, buttoned-up John Hodgman took on the role of PC? Well, if you’re still letting your memory of those ads dictate your laptop preferences, we’ve got news for you. Those ads ran when Windows Vista was still the most popular operating system.

What the Mashable staff bought in August

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If you follow Mashable Shopping's coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours of online research. But what about the stuff that we buy for ourselves? The stuff that made it into our shopping carts? Well, we're here to tell you about those things, and we'll be back every month to do so again. Here's what the staff bought in Aug

South Korea law forces Google and Apple to open up app store payments

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Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Let's see, you landed on my "Google Ads" space, and with three houses, that will be $1,400. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Hasbro) South Korea will soon pass a law banning Apple's and Google's app store payment requirements. An amendment to South Korea’s Telecommunications Business Act will stop app store owners from requiring developers to use in-house payment systems. The law also bans app sto

Facebook will reduce political content in the News Feed starting today

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Facebook is planning to reduce political content in the News Feed starting today, it confirmed to Engadget. The move, which was first reported by Axios , follows tests in the US, Canada, Brazil and Indonesia earlier this year, where Facebook limited political content . The company plans to expand the tests to Costa Rica, Sweden, Spain and Ireland. "These changes are in response to common feedback

‘NBA 2K22’ enhancements include tweaks to dribbling, blocking and shooting

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Engadget / 4h
With NBA 2K22’s September 10th release date fast approaching, 2K has shared a first look at the game’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S version . The publisher calls this a gameplay reveal, but it's mostly a showcase of what developer Visual Concepts managed to do with the new hardware from Sony and Microsoft. Thankfully, the studio also published a new Courtside Report that details some of the

Outbreak Private servers - keeping online games alive after official support drops

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As some online games go offline, communities bring them back from the dead to live once more.

Porter Airlines Introduces Lighter, Tighter Seats

41One Mile at a Time / 4h
Porter Airlines is a quirky regional Canadian airline based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The airline has been grounded since the start of the pandemic, given the border restrictions between Canada and the United States. Porter Airlines will be resuming flights as of September 8, 2021, and ahead of that, the carrier is revealing some changes to aircraft cabins. Porter Airlines introduces

The fancy Fitbit Luxe just went on sale for the first time ever

Mashable / 4h
SAVE $20: As of Aug. 31, the Fitbit Luxe is on sale for $129.95 at Walmart , Amazon , and the Fitbit website — that's 13% off its $149.95 MSRP. It only took forever — okay, four months — but Fitbit's most attractive fitness tracker yet has *finally* gone on sale. Normally priced at $149.95, this spring's fashion-forward Fitbit Luxe is now sitting at just $129.95 at Walmart , Amazon , and Fitbit.c

The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in September

Gizmodo / 4h
Though a lot of movie theaters are back to full function, the safer option for entertainment remains streaming, and fans who choose to stay home and take advantage are constantly rewarded with tons of new content. At the start of each month , most streamers— Netflix , Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max —do a little… Read more...

TikTok’s new Creator Marketplace API lets influencer marketing companies tap into first-party data

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TikTok is making it easier for brands and agencies to work with the influencers using its service. The company is rolling out a new “TikTok Creator Marketplace API,” which allows marketing companies to integrate more directly with TikTok’s Creator Marketplace, the video app’s in-house influencer marketing platform. On the Creator Marketplace website , launched in late 2019, marketers have been ab

Utility That Blacked Out New Orleans Was Too Busy Fighting Climate Regulations

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In recent years, a growing chorus of voices has been calling to hold oil and gas companies like Exxon accountable for lying about climate change while keeping the world hooked on fossil fuels. But utilities are also in need of some scrutiny. And Entergy, the utility that has left New Orleans and surrounding… Read more...

Far Cry 6 hands-on preview: Enough issues to make us say, “Ay, Dios mío”

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Ars Technica / 4h
The trailer for Far Cry 6 featuring a very familiar voice for modern TV fans. Roughly six weeks before Far Cry 6 's upcoming launch on PC and consoles, Ubisoft elected to unlock the entirety of this first-person shooter's opening beats for a press-only, hands-on demo. This kind of access differs from the carefully selected "slices" we sometimes play in preview events, as those are meant to show a

The first all-electric Lotus SUV will arrive soon, but its EV sports car is still a way off

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Lotus has succumbed to the SUV draw, and has four fully electric models in the pipeline.

Early Labor Day deal drops the iPad Air to its lowest price ever

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We're rounding up today's best early Labor Day deals, and we've spotted the iPad Air on sale for a record-low price of $499.99.

How former NFL Player Hank Baskett withdrew from the spotlight to make custom gaming rigs for pro-ballers

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One-time wide-receiver and Kendra co-star now spends much of his time growing HB Customs.

One of Strava's most important tools is now free for everyone

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Strava Beacon, which lets you share your location in real time, is no longer exclusive to paid-up subscribers.

Final No Time To Die trailer drops, confirming James Bond's imminent return

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Check out the final two trailers for No Time To Die, as the movie prepares to hit the big screen in around a month's time.

Trump’s Ex-National Security Advisor Says Chase Cancelled His Credit Cards [Roundup]

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A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

This YC Summer batch features the largest group of African startups yet

44TechCrunch / 4h
Y Combinator’s summer batch of 2021 features 377 startups from 47 countries. It’s the 33rd Demo Day of the well-known accelerator and holds the largest cohort yet. YC S20 had 198 startups, so that’s a 90% increase from last year. About half of the companies represented are based outside the U.S. The countries with the most representatives (aside from the U.S.) include India, with 33 startups; the

Chrome beta's experimental cards help you resume recent tasks

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Google might just save you from hitting your browser's "back" button (or sifting through your history) more than you'd like. The company is rolling out a Chrome beta feature that adds New Tab Page cards (pictured below) for resuming recent tasks. You can quickly jump back to your shopping cart, a recipe or a Google Doc you were working on. You'll have to switch this on by enabling the #ntp-module

Strava makes its location sharing safety feature free

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Social fitness network Strava has made one of its most useful safety features available to all users. Starting today, anyone — not just those with a subscription — can use the app’s Beacon feature to share their location with friends and family members. To enable the feature, tap the “You” tab at the bottom of the main interface and then the cog icon that appears near the top right corner. Once y

Google Pixel 6 secret weapon not likely in the box, again

SlashGear / 4h
The next major leak of data for the upcoming Google Pixel 6 has to do with charging. The device is tipped to be very similar to its predecessor, appearing to connect to power with a simple cord-to-wall plug, but this time it’s more powerful. Far more powerful than before. The Google Pixel Stand was released for Google Pixel devices in … Continue reading

Kid interrupts politician's live interview to display a carrot shaped like a dick

24Mashable / 4h
I am much older than the young man in the video you are about to watch. Just going off of looks, I am least double his age. I can legally rent a car, I pay rent every month, if I don't stretch before a jog my calfs will tighten into rubber bands — I run every day and I never stretch before I run. I'm getting old, is what I'm saying. But I can say, with certainty, what this young man does is unque

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 Is Way More Durable Than Its Predecessors

Gizmodo / 4h
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 3, it made a point of emphasizing its improved durability. It’s far, far too early to know how the Z Fold 3 will hold up over time, but in a series of breakability tests, it seems Samsung’s durability claims aren’t just fluffy marketing. Read more...

How to Patch the Dead Spots on Your Lawn

Lifehacker / 4h
Summer is rough on grass. After a few straight months of heat, sun, foot traffic, and often not enough rain, it’s totally normal to see some dead spots. Dead grass is uglier than it is dangerous, but if you’re sick of looking at it, here’s a quick and dirty guide to replanting grass where it’s needed. Read more...

Flexible cash-back card catered to your lifestyle: Citi Custom Cash review

The Points Guy / 4h
Citi is a TPG advertising partner. Citi Custom Cash℠ Card overview The Citi Custom Cash℠ Card is a cash-back card with no annual fee. This card differentiates itself from other options on the market as it provides the unique ability to earn up to 5% back on your top spending category each billing cycle — on up to the first $500 spent. Whether you’re a credit card newbie or want a card that will h

How to Activate Voice Access When Looking at Your Android Phone

How-To Geek / 4h
Android has some powerful accessibility tools that can make using a smartphone easier. “Voice Access” is one that can help if you have trouble manipulating a touch screen. We’ll show you how to make it work only when you’re looking. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Netgear's New Hotspot Router Provides Wi-Fi 6 for 32 Devices On the Go

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27How-To Geek / 4h
Have no fear, Netgear is here! Forget tethering your laptop or tablet to your smartphone when you need Wi-Fi on the go—Netgear’s new Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router is here to save the day … if you can afford it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Samsung foldable OLED could up-end the smart speaker market – if it's ever made

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A video uploaded by OLED-Info shows that Samsung is, among other things, working on some kind of smart speaker with a flexible OLED display.

From Netflix to HBO Max to Disney+: The best streaming sites for movies

Mashable / 4h
Most of us have our go-to movie streaming service — the one that's been solidified into our monthly budget alongside obviously comparable essentials like groceries and rent. But ol' reliable probably doesn't have every single film you want to watch, especially when titles are constantly flip-flopping which service they call home. To understand why, exactly, the “To Watch” list in your Notes app n

Improve your air quality with these Levoit air purifiers on sale

Mashable / 4h
Ready to breathe in some cleaner air? Check out these Levoit air purifiers on sale at Amazon as of Aug. 31: OUR TOP PICK: Levoit Core 400S — Save $20 BEST FOR BEDROOMS: Levoit Core 200S — Save $10 BEST BUDGET PICK: Levoit Vital 100 — Save $15 The seasons are changing, which means the air will get a little cooler, the leaves a little crunchier, and your allergies a little worse. Although we're say

New Cracks on ISS Expose Deteriorating State of Russian Segment

38Gizmodo / 4h
Newly detected cracks in an old Russian ISS module could worsen over time, according to a senior Russian space official. It’s the latest in a series of setbacks as Russia considers its future with the orbital outpost. Read more...

China Releases Beautiful New Photos from the Surface of Mars

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Martian Landscapes China’s Zhurong rover has spent the last 100 Earth days roaming the desolate landscapes of Mars. To celebrate the momentous occasion, China’s space agency released a number of photos showing the path the rover has taken since leaving behind the Tianwen-1 orbiter that brought it there in May, the South China Morning Post reports . The gorgeous red landscapes, one of which is a w

Polaroid Now+ instant camera bridges the gap between classic and futuristic

SlashGear / 4h
Last year saw the release of the Polaroid Now, an instant camera reminiscent of the Polaroid cameras from the 1970s with some modern upgrades. The Polaroid Now camera was apparently a hit because today we’re seeing Polaroid announce and release a follow-up to it. The new camera – dubbed the Polaroid Now+ – offers the same instant camera functionality as … Continue reading

How to Fix the Android Bug Blocking Your Phone Calls

Lifehacker / 4h
We love to joke that no one uses their smartphone to actually make calls in 2021. And even if that’s kind of true, we obviously need these devices to be able make and take calls. When that functionality is thrown into jeopardy, our phones start to be a lot less reliable and a lot more frustrating. That’s why it’s so… Read more...

Coinbase users fear hacking after erroneous emails

Coinbase 125000 Users•
20BBC News - Technology / 4h
Some users panicked after 125,000 emails were sent mistakenly warning of changed security settings.

PayPal may soon offer stock trading

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PayPal hires brokerage industry veteran Rich Hagen, prompting rumors of new services incoming

PC gamers are increasingly under attack from malware – particularly Minecraft players

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PC gaming-related threats have gone through the roof since lockdowns began.

50TB hard disk drives: Here’s how it will be done

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New approach avoids the reliability issues associated with heating the platter while leading the way to higher capacities HDDs.

Funimation’s Crunchyroll Acquisition Means Big Anime Is Here

200+Wired / 5h
The Funimation-Crunchyroll deal represents a big shift for the industry and the latest twist in the streaming wars.

Inside Freshworks’ IPO filing

45TechCrunch / 5h
Freshworks, a customer engagement software company with roots in both California in the United States and Tamil Nadu in India, is going public. Its S-1 filing paints the picture of a company scaling rapidly, with improving profitability as it matures. However, to understand the company’s numbers, we’ll have to peel away certain costs for a clear picture. The Exchange spoke with Freshworks CEO Gir

Osana Salud raises $20M to build API-connected infrastructure for the LatAm healthcare industry

31TechCrunch / 5h
Osana Salud , which aims to transform the healthcare infrastructure in Latin America, has closed on a $20 million Series A round of funding led by General Catalyst. The Argentina-based, yet fully remote, startup was founded in 2019 — just a few months before the pandemic. Since launching less than a year ago, Osana says it has secured contracts with health insurance firms and providers that colle

Compounds Foods brews up $4.5M to make coffee without beans

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Maricel Saenz, founder and CEO of Compound Foods , is among the over 80% of Americans who love a cup of coffee daily. And she also loves the environment. However, when the Costa Rican-born entrepreneur, now living in the Bay Area, saw how climate change was affecting coffee growers around the world — coffee is the fifth-most polluting crop in the value chain — she wanted to create a coffee produc

Fake Banksy NFT sold through artist's website for £244k

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1KBBC News - Technology / 5h
Duped buyer says he feels "burned" after apparent hack of Banksy website.

My American Airlines Executive Platinum Conundrum

One Mile at a Time / 5h
I’m sure I’m not the only one in this situation, so I figured it would be useful to start a conversation around this, and see how others are feeling about requalifying for status. How to earn American AAdvantage status in 2021 I’m an American AAdvantage Executive Platinum member, given that I (usually) live in Miami, and the airline is by far the biggest there. Obviously travel has been way down

Beat Zoom boredom with these great PC games to play during online meetings

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We pick five great PC games to play during online meetings.

Google and Apple’s App Store Payment Dominance Is About to Be Challenged for the First Time

37Gizmodo / 5h
A new South Korean law is set to challenge Apple and Google’s dominance over app store payments for the first time, putting the hefty 30 percent cut the companies collect through their systems in jeopardy. Read more...

NASA Source: No Way Artemis Moon Mission Is Launching This Year

Futurism / 5h
One Small Delay NASA’s Space-Launch System (SLS) rocket, which was supposed to launch the first Artemis Moon missions this year, now probably won’t take flight until the middle of 2022. Publicly, NASA is maintaining the expectation of a 2021 launch for the uncrewed Artemis I’s trip around the Moon, but a source at the agency told Ars Technica that tests are so delayed that now the best-case scena

Find a Lucrative Rental Property in Minutes With This Innovative Investment Platform

Futurism / 5h
It only takes a brief glance at the rental property listings to know that the landlord business is a good one to be in. But finding the right property for your investment needs can be a long, arduous search that could take months out of your life, if you manage to find it at all. But with Mashvisor , what used to take months of research involving hundreds or even thousands of properties can now b

QNAP says it is working on patches for OpenSSL bugs impacting its NAS devices

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QNAP joins Synology in failing to issue a fix to address the already patched OpenSSL vulnerabilities.

Samsung Galaxy Z update expands One UI 3.1.1 to earlier Flip and Fold devices

SlashGear / 5h
This week Samsung released their latest One UI 3.1.1 update to a bunch of foldable devices. With this release, Samsung expands features only otherwise found on Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 to devices released in the past couple of years. This includes Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, and the … Continue reading

It's Finally Easy to Find and Save Photos From Messages in iOS 15

Lifehacker / 5h
The Messages app on the iPhone has never really played all that nice with the Photos app—if someone messaged you a picture and you wanted to find it again later, good luck. That’s all changing in iOS 15 with the new Shared with You integration in the Photos app, plus the addition of a real save button for photos… Read more...

Anker's soda can-sized video projector is on sale for $50 off at Amazon

Mashable / 5h
Save $50: The Anker Nebula Capsule Mini Projector is on sale for less than $250 when you apply a $50 Amazon coupon — an almost 17% discount as of Aug. 31. A movie night can salvage just about any screwed weekend plans. If your plans have been canceled or rained out, add a little bit of ✨ spice ✨ to the traditional living room setup. Instead, project your movie onto the side of the house (or a big

How to Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and OneNote

How-To Geek / 5h
To make reading documents, emails, and notes easier, try Immersive Reader in Microsoft Office. With font, grammar, voice, focus, and other settings, you can customize and use Immersive Reader in Word, Outlook, and OneNote. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Jabra Launches $80 Elite 3 Earbuds and Teases Two Premium Models

How-To Geek / 5h
Jabra is best known for bulky, high-end earbuds, but the company is spreading its wings with the release of three new products. Available today, the $80 Jabra Elite 3 packs a ton of premium features for an affordable price. And coming October 1st, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro and Elite 7 Active buds finally bring slim form-factors to the Jabra catalog, plus some killer new sound technology. Read This Ar

New Resident Evil movie details have us scared for all the wrong reasons

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New details for the Resident Evil film, Welcome to Raccoon City, have been revealed but we aren't impressed with what we've seen so far.

Bose’s QuietComfort 45 Promise Even Better Noise Cancelation

How-To Geek / 5h
Bose just announced the QuietComfort 45 headphones as the successor to the beloved QuietComfort 35 II, and they promise even better noise cancelation and sound quality than their predecessor. They feature a hefty $330 price tag, but they also have the features to justify the price. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Safely Use Denatured Alcohol as a Powerful Household Cleaner

34How-To Geek / 5h
From woodworking and degreasing to deep cleaning, denatured alcohol is a powerful cleaning tool you can use in your home. We’ll explain what it is, and how you can use it safely. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Joby Releases a Compact Camera Bracket for Vertical Video Enthusiasts

45How-To Geek / 5h
Some people hate vertical video with an undying passion, but it’s the standard format for most mobile content, especially on Instagram and TikTok. That’s why Joby is launching the Vert, an L-Bracket that lets you shoot vertical video using a compact mirrorless camera and any compatible tripod or gimbal. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Cleared for Takeoff: First class celebration in the Maldives and Singapore

21The Points Guy / 5h
In this week’s installment of Cleared for Takeoff, we’re helping another couple jet off to the Maldives — this time, with a twist. Reader Emily Murphy wants to celebrate various accomplishments with a trip to the Maldives and Singapore — here’s what she said: “My husband and I want to go to the Maldives (with possibly a stopover in Singapore or elsewhere for a few days) in Dec 2022/Jan 2023 as a

Google Calendar can show how much of your time is taken up by meetings

Google Calendar TI•
Engadget / 5h
Most of us have had meetings that simply could have been an email. Google Calendar will soon provide insights on how you spend your work day, including how long you spend in meetings , so you can find out just how much time you could be saving if your bosses sent memos instead. This idea behind Time Insights is for you to gain a better understanding of how your time is taken up, so perhaps you ca

10 TikTok accounts to follow if you love to cook

Mashable / 5h
The world of cooking on TikTok (CookTok?) is as big and varied as an all-you-can-eat Las Vegas buffet. Some of it looks scrumptious, some of it is questionable, and some of it might make you downright sick. But don't worry, we've done the prep work of choosing the creme de la creme for your cooking pleasure. There are lots of amazing cooking accounts on TikTok, so this is by no means comprehensiv

Pandemic-driven liquid oxygen shortage threatens ULA, SpaceX launches

21TechCrunch / 5h
The ongoing reverberations from the COVID-19 pandemic are continuing to make themselves felt in the most unlikely of places: spaceflight. On Friday, NASA took the unexpected step to ground a September satellite launch due to pandemic-related shortages of liquid oxygen (LOX), and there may be more launch delays yet to come. Demand for oxygen has only risen with the Delta variant, which in many cit

The Caldor Fire Is on South Lake Tahoe's Doorstep as 50,000 Evacuate

200+Gizmodo / 5h
The Caldor Fire has gone from bad to worse. The flames have raced into the Lake Tahoe Basin, forcing more than 50,000 residents under mandatory evacuation orders in both California and Nevada to flee. Read more...

The Bose QuietComfort 45 steal a feature from Sony’s famous WH-1000XM4 headphones

Bose QuietComfort 45•
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The new Bose QuietComfort 45 will offer a longer battery life, an improved microphone and... a brand-new aware mode.

Euphoria season 2: everything we know

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Euphoria season 2 is expected to return on HBO later this year – here's what we know so far.

You Can Turn Your Live Photos Into Long Exposures, Loops, and Boomerangs

Lifehacker / 5h
Live Photos are the little moving pictures you never knew you needed. Just like in Harry Potter, these little videos capture the essence of the moment, something that just can’t be captured in a still photo sometimes. Unlike GIFs though, they also record a snippet of sound, making them like micro-short videos of a… Read more...

Fundraising for your startup? We’ve got you covered at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

37TechCrunch / 5h
Fundraising is a huge part of building a successful startup, and whether you’re looking for information about the latest trends, alternative funding or how to fine-tune your pitch to attract investors, you’ll find that and a whole lot more at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23. Disrupt always taps the top experts, visionaries, founders, investors and makers to share their insights, tips a

EV charging solutions will become an asset, not a liability, to the grid

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44TechCrunch / 5h
Oren Ezer Contributor Oren Ezer is CEO and co-founder of ElectReon , a shared energy platform that provides wireless charging for electric vehicles. President Joe Biden’s plan for electric vehicles (EVs) to comprise roughly half of U.S. sales by 2030 is a clear indication that the U.S. is making strides in decarbonizing its transportation systems, which currently account for nearly half of total

Intruder Drives Vehicle Into Elon Musk’s Weird Tunnel

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400+Futurism / 5h
Unauthorized Vehicles An intruder managed to drive their vehicle into The Boring Company’s Loop system in Las Vegas, according to documents obtained by TechCrunch . The “unauthorized vehicle” managed to slip past security on June 21. The Elon Musk-led company had to call the Las Vegas Metro Police as a result of the intrusion. “The driver of the unauthorized vehicle was cooperative and eventually

Brits still struggle with electronic recycling

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Three-quarters have stuck electronic devices in a regular bin.

Flipboard rolls out newsfeed personalization tools to save you from doomscrolling

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28TechCrunch / 6h
Facebook is preparing to adjust its News Feed to de-emphasize political posts and current events, but news reader Flipboard is instead rolling out an update that puts users in control of their own feeds. The company announced this morning the launch of a new controller on the cover of its own main newsfeed, aka the “For You” feed, which now allows users to select new topics to follow and deselect

Borzo, a delivery startup which focuses on emerging economies, raises $35M

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
If you’re in India, the Philippines, Russia or Vietnam, Amazon Prime and Gorillas are probably not that much use to you. Comparable to DoorDash Drive or Lalamove (Malaysia), Dostavista is a “crowdsourced” same-day delivery service. Founded in Russia, the startup initially figured out a way to appeal to gig economy workers in countries such as the ones above by creating a game where players would

Databricks raises $1.6B at $38B valuation as it blasts past $600M ARR

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53TechCrunch / 6h
Databricks this morning confirmed earlier reports that it was raising new capital at a higher valuation. The data- and AI-focused company has secured a $1.6 billion round at a $38 billion valuation , it said. Bloomberg first reported last week that Databricks was pursuing new capital at that price. The Series H was led by Counterpoint Global, a Morgan Stanley fund. Other new investors included Ba

Which Hotel Programs Let You Earn Points For Multiple Rooms?

90One Mile at a Time / 6h
Different hotel loyalty programs have different policies regarding how many points and elite qualifying nights you can earn if booking multiple rooms. In other words, if you often travel with family and book two rooms, can you receive elite credits and points for each of the rooms? Earning points for multiple hotel rooms Which hotel loyalty programs let you earn points for multiple rooms? The rul

The no-code movement: solving the skills shortage

Mendix Low Code 75%•
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Businesses can rely on low-code and no-code software, yet many overlook the importance of having analytical skills.

This Microsoft Edge update brings a small but vital upgrade for Windows 11

Microsoft 11 October•
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Windows 11 influences new design for Microsoft Edge.

Hyundai's next robotaxi is an upgraded Ioniq 5 EV

Motional Hyundai Ioniq 5•
Engadget / 6h
Motional , the autonomy-focused joint venture from Hyundai and Aptiv, has chosen its next robotaxi — and it's entirely what you'd expect. The company has revealed that its first commercial robotaxi will be based on the Ioniq 5 , adding self-driving hardware (cameras, LiDAR and radar) to the brand new EV. It'll also include in-cabin interfaces to give passengers some options during their ride, suc

Is This Alleged Spirit Airlines Accounting Fraud Going On At Your Company?

View from the Wing / 6h
Here's why it doesn’t surprise me at all that Spirit Airlines says they were conned out of about a million dollars by two employees and a vendor working in cahoots. Continue reading ...

Why We Shout During an Argument (and Why It's Not Effective)

32Lifehacker / 6h
When we get into arguments with people, such as your on-the-other-side-of-the-political-spectrum uncle, the disrespectful neighbor, or even your messy roommate, it can be all too easy to devolve into a shouting match. However, according to Vanessa Bohns , a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University,… Read more...

More Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Rumors Tease a Potential Villain

21Gizmodo / 6h
Get another brief glimpse of Eternals . The new Salem’s Lot rounds out more of its cast, and Peacock adds more to its Vampire Academy series. The CW has set its sights on a Nancy Drew spinoff. Plus, what’s next on What We Do In The Shadows , and another tease for Y: The Last Man . Spoilers! Read more...

The Best TVs for Gaming of 2021: PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC

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How-To Geek / 6h
The best TVs for gaming don’t just show picture-perfect visuals; they also provide features like high refresh rates to ensure your gaming experience is top-notch. Our recommendations include the right mix of features to make big-screen gaming perfect whether you’re playing on a console or PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Joby Secures Your iPhone 12 to Tripods, Rigs, and Mirrors with MagSafe

How-To Geek / 6h
Want to shoot high-quality vlogs, tutorials, or TikToks with your iPhone 12? Joby’s new line of GripTight MagSafe mounts secure your iPhone 12 to tripods, handheld gimbals, and even mirrors to help you quickly get the shots you need, even if you use an external microphone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bose’s QuietComfort 45 arrive September 23 for $330

Bose QuietComfort 45•
26TechCrunch / 6h
Following a spate of leaks, Bose this morning announced the latest addition to its well-loved over-ear headphones. The QuietComfort 45 (which replace the 35 II) sport improved noise cancellation and 24 hours of battery on a charge, per Bose’s metrics. The air travel mainstays run $330 — coming in $20 cheaper than the QC 35’s initial asking price. The new headphones look similar to the last few ge

Windows 11 release date confirmed: What you need to know

SlashGear / 6h
Microsoft kicked off the final day in August with a bang, this morning announcing the release date for Windows 11. While we knew Windows 11 was coming at some point later this year, Microsoft hadn’t shared a specific release date up to this point. Now, we know not only when Windows 11 will launch, but we also know how it … Continue reading

Electrification isn’t just for big school buses

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23Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Lightning eMotors will supply EV powertrains to Collins Bus to electrify these Type A school buses. (credit: Collins Bus) These days, I'm just as excited about the electrification of vehicles like school buses and garbage trucks as I am about passenger cars. Replacing a hot and noisy gasoline or diesel powertrain with batteries and electric motors makes life better for the drivers (and

Windows 11 Won’t Support Android Apps on Day One

How-To Geek / 6h
Windows 11 finally has a release date. Microsoft announced that it would launch on October 5 for some computers, with a gradual rollout to follow. However, one disappointing aspect of the Windows 11 launch is a lack of native Android app support on day one, with the feature set to roll out later. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Should You Pay Off Credit Card Debt With Your 401K?

Credit Card Debt Financial•
Lifehacker / 6h
Is it a good idea to pay off high-interest credit card debt with money from your 401(k)? Financial experts will almost always say no, but they’ll also concede that there are desperate scenarios in which your retirement fund can alleviate the burden of debt, especially if you can’t pay it off otherwise. Here’s a look… Read more...

American shuffles wide-body schedule with 18-route Latin America expansion

100+The Points Guy / 6h
This winter, you’ll find plenty of American Airlines’ largest planes flying south of the border. Over the weekend, the Fort Worth-based carrier loaded its schedule for November through the winter, and it contains good news news for flyers headed to Latin America: 19 routes are getting upgraded with wide-body jets. You’ll find the full details below, but offering more widebodies on short-haul flig

Windows 11 will be available on October 5th

Microsoft 11 October•
Engadget / 6h
After months of hype, Windows 11 has a release date. Microsoft has announced that , both as a free upgrade for qualifying Windows 10 systems as well as new PCs shipping with the OS pre-installed. Don't assume you'll get the upgrade on day one, though. This is a gradual rollout that will prioritize newer hardware and use "intelligence models" to determine who gets the upgrade first, including reli

The Final No Time To Die Trailer Suggests It’s Actually Time to Die, Mr. Bond [Update: It Is Once Again Time To Die]

100+Gizmodo / 6h
No Time to Die was one of the earliest films to get pulled from the release schedule in the early days of the covid-19 pandemic, being pushed back further and further as the state of the world continued to unfurl over the last 18 months. And that wasn’t even its first delay ! But now, Mister Bond has set his sights on… Read more...

Rattle raises $2.8M from Lightspeed and Sequoia to modernize enterprise sales stack

Rattle Lightspeed Sequoia•
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Tech employees build amazing consumer-facing apps for the world. But for their internal communications, they are stuck using applications that don’t play well with one another. This is a problem, as most employees at a mid-sized or large-sized firm spend a fourth to a third of their days on internal communication applications. Now a San Francisco-headquartered startup is attempting to build softw

YouTube signs Twitch video-game streamer Dr Lupo

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67BBC News - Technology / 6h
Twitch says it wishes the American, 34, "nothing but the best in everything that comes next".

Square's invoicing software is getting a paid upgrade

Square Invoices Plus•
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Invoices Plus sees Square offer more features - but at a price.

Jabra's budget wireless earbuds are its cheapest so far

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The company has launched three new wireless earbuds models, including a budget-friendly option.

It’s Official: Windows 11 Has a Release Date

52How-To Geek / 7h
Microsoft finally announced the release date for Windows 11. The company says the operating system will start rolling out on October 5, 2021, so we won’t have to wait too much longer to get our hand on a finalized version of the OS. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones have improved ANC and a familiar design

Bose QuietComfort 45•
Engadget / 7h
Bose introduced its QuietComfort 35 II headphones back in 2017, and despite debuting the stellar Bose 700 model in 2019, the company was adamant its QC line wasn't going away . Now the QC35 II has a proper replacement: the QuietComfort 45 . Bose says these headphones "maintain the hallmarks of their predecessor" when it comes to audio quality, comfort, reliable controls and more. As you can see,

Bose Is Refreshing Its Iconic Noise-Canceling Headphones

Gizmodo / 7h
Bose’s QuietComfort 35 and 35 II were some of the most recognizable ANC headphones of the past decade, but they’re getting a little long in the tooth. Bose just announced the QuietComfort 45, and while the upgrades aren’t too flashy, they’re solid improvements to make the QC line more competitive with rival headphones. Read more...

NASA’s big rocket misses another deadline, now won’t fly until 2022

Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / The launch vehicle stage adapter for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is integrated with the core stage in June. (credit: NASA) Publicly, NASA is still holding on to the possibility of a 2021 launch date for the debut flight of its Space Launch System rocket. This week, an agency spokesperson told Ars that "NASA is working toward a launch for the Artemis I mission by the end of this ye

Windows 11 arrives on October 5, Android apps will come later

Microsoft 11 October•
Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Windows 11 is no longer merely "coming this fall." Microsoft will begin releasing the new operating system to the public on October 5 , starting with newer PCs (and PCs being sold in stores) and then rolling out to other supported systems over the next nine or so months. The company also says that the Amazon-powered Android app support coming to Windows 11 won't be rea

NVIDIA’s latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic

Nvidia AI Interspeech•
26TechCrunch / 7h
Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Apple drops its lawsuit against maker of iPhone emulation software Sony’s ZV-E10 brings interchangeable lenses to its vlogging camera series The voices on Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and other AI assistants are far ahead of old-school GPS devices, but they still lack the rhythms, intonation

Spotify’s shared Blend playlists will rank your music compatibility with a friend

Spotify Blend Shared•
Engadget / 7h
Back in June, Spotify introduced Blend , a shared playlist that pulls together songs from your listening history and that of a friend’s. Today, that feature is not only rolling out to Spotify users globally, but it also comes with some new improvements. To start, each time you create a Blend playlist with a friend, Spotify will generate a match score, telling the two of you how close you are on y

Jabra promises clearer calls with its Elite 7 Pro noise-cancelling earbuds

Jabra Elite 7 3 Earbuds•
Engadget / 7h
Jabra's latest true wireless earbud redesign is here. Following the introduction of the Elite 65t in 2018, the company has been keen on updating its lineup every year or so. Today, it introduced three models , including a new flagship noise-cancelling option with the Elite 7 Pro . The successor to the comfy and capable 85t , this version has a revamped design and smaller size, but all the best pa

NVIDIA's latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic

Nvidia AI Interspeech•
Engadget / 7h
The voices on Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and other AI assistants are far ahead of old-school GPS devices, but they still lack the rhythms, intonation and other qualities that make speech sound, well, human. NVIDIA has unveiled new research and tools that can capture those natural speech qualities by letting you train the AI system with your own voice, the company announced at the Interspeec

Jabra's new feature-packed Elite 3 true wireless earbuds are only $80

Engadget / 7h
When it comes to true wireless earbuds, Jabra consistently covers nearly all the bases . The company has continued to improve design, features and technology since the Elite 65t , but there was one thing it was still missing: a low-cost model for around $100. That changes today as Jabra is announcing the Elite 3 : an $80 set of true wireless earbuds with more features than we typically see at thi

Alaska Lounge San Francisco (SFO) Now Open

Alaska San Francisco•
200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
In early 2019, Alaska Airlines announced it would open a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). There’s a huge update on that today, as the lounge has finally opened. Alaska Airlines’ SFO lounge details The Alaska Lounge SFO has opened as of August 31, 2021: The lounge is located in the former space of the American Admirals Club in Terminal 2, just beyond the D security checkpoi

How to Stop Your iPhone and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

Lifehacker / 7h
While privacy as we used to know it might be dead and gone, there are still plenty of ways to protect yourself against the default tech standards on your iPhone. Apple might be a privacy champion, but there are plenty of settings you can tinker with and change to hide your location from Apple and your many apps. Read more...

Why are some flights more expensive through the Chase travel portal?

The Points Guy / 7h
On the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal , you can book flights, hotels and more at competitive pricing using cash or points. Powered by Expedia, the portal is straightforward and can be a useful travel booking tool for Chase cardholders. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginners guide . But you may wonder: Why bother booking through the portal instead of boo

'The Good Place' got sloppy for a sports joke that made no sense

25Mashable / 7h
Welcome to Fix It , our series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make. Mike Schur's afterlife comedy, The Good Place, is an example of a show that didn't always have a perfect execution, but it always had perfect vibes. Even at its lowest points, it was still a beautiful, optimistic work that made viewers really think about what it means to be human and, in it

Google Calendar to tell you how much time you've wast...err, spent in meetings

Google Calendar TI•
Mashable / 7h
This might be scary for some folks. Google Calendar will soon launch a new feature called Time Insights, which will show users how much time they've wasted spent in meetings. According to a blog post Monday (via The Verge ), Time Insights will show information including a breakdown of your time, time spent in meetings, and a list of people you spend time with the most. Google also shared a screen

How to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop (Or Any Other Image Editor)

How-To Geek / 7h
Dodging and burning are photo editing techniques where you selectively brighten (dodge) and darken (burn) different areas of your image. It allows you to control what people will see first and generally make your images look cooler. Let’s look at how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

9 Trader Joe's Hacks for Easy, Delicious Dinners

How-To Geek / 7h
Trader Joe’s is a haven for easy-to-make meals, and it’s surprisingly easy to upgrade a basic dish into something that looks and tastes gourmet! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Windows 11 Launches Oct. 5: Here Are the PCs That Will Get It First

89Gizmodo / 7h
We’re getting closer to a Windows 11 launch date: Microsoft announced that the next generation of its operating system for PCs will begin rolling out as a free upgrade beginning Oct. 5. Read more...

Strava Is Making Its Most Popular Safety Feature Free for Everyone

52Gizmodo / 7h
Running safety is no joke, and while most companies lock advanced features behind paywalls, Strava announced today it’ll make its live location-sharing feature Beacon free for everyone. Read more...

New Spotify Feature Will Make You and Your BFF a Playlist of Songs You'll Both Like

23Gizmodo / 7h
Capitalizing off of the success of personalized music features like the year-end Wrapped playlists and more recent Only You listening hub, Spotify is officially rolling out Blend, a personalized playlist that will allow friends to discover the ways their tastes in music overlap. Read more...

Jabra Overhauls Elite Earbud Lineup With Options for Everyone

Jabra Elite 7 3 Earbuds•
Gizmodo / 7h
In the past, Jabra has made some of our favorite noise-canceling wireless earbuds on the market, but the competition is getting fierce, with rivals now offering more premium features or lower prices . So Jabra is expanding its lineup with three new Elite options, and it looks like there’s something for everyone. Let’s… Read more...

Octane banks $2M for flexible billing software

23TechCrunch / 7h
Software billing startup Octane announced Tuesday that it raised $2 million on a post-money valuation of $10 million to advance its pay-as-you-go billing software. Akash Khanolkar and his co-founders met a decade ago at Carnegie Mellon University and since then went off in different directions. In Khanolkar’s case, he ran a cloud consulting business and saw how fast companies like Datadog and Sno

Windows 11 launches October 5

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25TechCrunch / 7h
Microsoft offered a broad “Holiday 2021” release date when it announced Windows 11 back in June . Of course, it didn’t specify precisely which holiday. Perhaps the company was aiming for World Teachers’ Day, a belated Sukkot or an extremely early Halloween. After strongly implying a late-October release a few months back (with some pointing to the 20th), the company this morning announced that th

Quip’s new $100M round will usher in more than just clean teeth

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32TechCrunch / 7h
Quip is on a mission to be the go-to platform for both personal and professional oral care, and a new $100 million cash infusion is giving the New York-based company fuel to do it. The new round from Cowen Sustainable Investments (CSI), labeled a Series B, follows the company reaching profitability in April 2020 and gives Quip more than $160 million in total funding since the company was founded

Sales experience platform Walnut raises $15M to improve product demonstrations

Sales Platform Walnut $15M•
100+TechCrunch / 7h
Walnut raised $15 million in Series A funding, led by Eight Roads Ventures, to continue developing its sales experience platform. Founders Yoav Vilner and Danni Friedland started the company in July 2020. Vilner told TechCrunch that while at a previous company, he was building a category called technology marketing in Israel. He realized that company sales people often ran into problems when it w

Spotify officially launches Blend, allowing friends to match their musical tastes and make playlists together

Spotify Launches Blend Two•
72TechCrunch / 7h
Spotify today is officially rolling out to global users its shared playlist feature called Blend, with a few changes. Earlier this summer, Spotify had first launched the new shared playlist experience into beta testing. The feature, which allows two people to combine their favorite songs into one shared playlist, uses the same music mixing technology that powers other multi-person playlists like

Dell's New Laptop-Tablet Hybrid Is Great—but Pricey

34Wired / 7h
The Latitude 7320 Detachable is a Surface wannabe that'll cost you.

Get This NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router for 47% Off

How-To Geek / 7h
Right now, you can get this super fast NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 Wi-Fi Router for $159.99 on Amazon, which is 47% off the normal price. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

7 Ways Containers Let You Ship Software Faster

How-To Geek / 7h
Containerized applications accelerate the development workflow so you can ship code more quickly. Here’s how adopting containers raises the pace and increases developer satisfaction. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

What's the Difference Between COPY and ADD in Dockerfiles?

How-To Geek / 7h
ADD and COPY are two similar Dockerfile instructions which let you add content to your images at build time. Whereas COPY is a straightforward source to destination copy, ADD includes extra functionality for working with archives and remote URLs. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

NASA’s GOLD mission reveals surprising behavior of particles around the equator

SlashGear / 7h
One of the NASA spacecraft orbiting the Earth is called the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disc or GOLD. The spacecraft has been in orbit, providing a view of the Earth’s atmosphere for a long time. It has revealed surprising behavior in charged particles circling the equator of the Earth. GOLD is in a geostationary orbit allowing it to … Continue reading

In the US, wind power is getting bigger and better, report says

US Wind Energy 2020•
62Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images ) Wind power isn't the largest part of the United States' energy mix, but it grew over the last year, according to the Wind Technologies Market Report . The renewable energy source grew to more than 8 percent of the country's electricity supply—reaching 10 percent in a growing number of states—and saw a whopping $25 billion in investments in what will tra

Amazon's Echo Show 5s are cheaper than ever starting at $45

Engadget / 7h
If you missed the previous sale earlier this month, you have another chance to grab one of Amazon's Echo Show 5s for less. Both the first- and second-gen versions of the compact smart display are on sale right now, with the original Echo Show 5 going for $45 and the updated version , which came out earlier this year, only $10 more. Buy Echo Show 5 (1st gen) at Amazon - $45 Buy Echo Show 5 (2nd ge

Offchain Labs raises $120 million to hide Ethereum’s shortcomings with its Arbitrum product

Ethereum Arbitrum OL•
99TechCrunch / 7h
As the broader crypto world enjoys a late summer surge in enthusiasm, more and more blockchain developers who have taken the plunge are bumping into the blaring scaling issues faced by decentralized apps on the Ethereum blockchain. The popular network has seen its popularity explode in the past year but its transaction volume has stayed frustratingly stable as the network continues to operate nea

Chinese Apps and India's ban - Where do we stand now?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Chinese apps are silently making a comeback into the Indian market and the Indian government needs to clear its stance in order to protect the local businesses

How to earn frequent flyer miles shopping in stores — and why these programs matter

The Points Guy / 7h
While frequent flyer programs may have started as a way to reward loyal air travelers, these days, airline loyalty programs are about more than travel. They’ve become lifestyle programs. You can earn miles when you fly, shop online or dine out. More recently, we’ve seen some airlines add brick-and-mortar earning options to their loyalty portfolios. These programs let you earn points and miles whe

How The Sims became one of the biggest PC games ever

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Sims is one of the biggest PC games in the world, and for PC Gaming Week 2021 we take a look at its lasting impact.

What is crowdfunding, and how can it help your business?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
From prog-rock albums to computer games and glamorous gadgets, crowdfunding is changing the way new businesses raise funds.

The best Back to School laptops for work and play - with £100 cashback

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Sweetening the deal on AO.com's best laptops to help ease in the new school year

Netgear's 5G mobile hotspot router with WiFi 6 is now available for $700

Engadget / 7h
If you often need to tether to get internet, Netgear has a very interesting new product — if you can afford it. The Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router (unlocked) takes a 5G SIM card that's compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile's networks. Once installed, it will distribute data over WiFi 6 to a maximum of 32 devices with greater range and speed than your smartphone could ever manage. Powered by Qua

Ford momentarily suspends Bronco online reservations

SlashGear / 7h
The Ford Bronco is shaping up to be a gigantic hit, but only if buyers can get their hands on one. The Detroit Free Press obtained an internal Ford memo to dealerships effective August 23rd. It says the automaker is momentarily pausing new online reservations for the Bronco SUV due to “current commodity restraints,” no less referring to the worldwide … Continue reading

Polaroid's new Now+ camera links to app with more creative capabilities

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The classic instant photo experience is leveling up with Polaroid's new camera and updated Bluetooth app. The new Polaroid Now+ melds together the company's last two cameras into a modern analog love child. The last two Polaroid cameras introduced autofocus and additional creative features via a paired app, but separated those abilities into the Polaroid Now and Polaroid OneStep+, respectively. T

New Philips OLED TVs look slick, but should you wait for Mini LED?

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Philips has unveiled a pair of new OLED TVs for 2021, and they look set to bring a host of welcome changes.

Rice University researchers create a shirt that monitors the heart

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Many people who exercise like to keep an eye on their heart rate for several reasons. Typically this means they have to wear a smartwatch or a chest strap. However, researchers at Rice University have developed a smart shirt to monitor the heart rate without needing any type of wearable device. Researchers developed a shirt using conductive carbon nanotube thread … Continue reading

From our stacks: Illustration by Paul Hardy, from “Lady Florry’s Gems” in The Strand Magazine , An Illustrated Monthly....

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From our stacks: Illustration by Paul Hardy, from “Lady Florry’s Gems” in The Strand Magazine , An Illustrated Monthly. Vol. III January to June . London: George Newnes, Limited, 1892.

The Polaroid Now+ is the most versatile instant camera Polaroid has made so far

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The new Polaroid Now+ brings Bluetooth, a revamped app and tons of features that could make it a party and wedding classic.

Global smartphone sales continue to rise

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5G technology and the strength of Africa and the Middle East are pushing phone industry forward.

New Marriott Promotion: 1500 Bonus Points Per Stay (4500 At All-Inclusives)

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Marriott's new promotion offers 1500 bonus points per stay plus 3000 additional bonus points per stay at all-inclusive resorts between September 14 and December 12, 2021. Here's why this offer is extraordinarily weak but you should register anyway, right away. Continue reading ...

Polaroid's Now+ connected camera comes with five clip-on lens filters

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Engadget / 8h
Polaroid is adding to its line-up of products that mix retro looks with modern smarts . The new Polaroid Now+ is an analog camera with Bluetooth connectivity and five physical lens filters. It's the first time the company has included the latter out of the box. You can clip the filters on to the camera's lens to saturate or deepen the contrast of your photos, or add new effects like starburst, re

So … What If Aliens’ Quantum Computers Explain Dark Energy?

100+Wired / 8h
A wild thought experiment by Jaron Lanier and physicist Stephon Alexander concerning gravitons, virtual reality, and Incan khipu.

Mass Effect Is Kind of a Utopia for the Chronically Ill

300+Wired / 8h
It’s a universe where disabilities don’t slow people down or dominate their lives.

Peak raises $75M for a platform that helps non-tech companies build AI applications

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As artificial intelligence continues to weave its way into more enterprise applications, a startup that has built a platform to help businesses, especially non-tech organizations, build more customized AI decision making tools for themselves has picked up some significant growth funding. Peak AI , a startup out of Manchester, England, that has built a “decision intelligence” platform, has raised

Kevala raises $21M to improve tools for managing energy grid infrastructure

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Kevala , the startup that collects and analyzes energy grid infrastructure data for utility companies, renewable energy providers, EV charging companies, regulators and other energy industry stakeholders, has raised $21 million in a Series A round. The company says it will use the funds to grow its team from 60 employees to around 100 by the end of 2021 and increase the deployment of its grid ana

Minnesota twins raise $3M to increase accessibility to disability care

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Having a loved one with specialized care needs is incredibly challenging, but not something that people who have never had to deal with the issue would necessarily quite understand. For anyone who has had to help care for someone with special needs, the lack of options out there to navigate finding access to care providers is almost shocking. Twin sisters Melanie Fountaine and Melissa Danielsen k

Hum Capital thinks the future of funding is a return to old school Wall Street

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Hum Capital CEO Blair Silverberg thinks that the future of fundraising requires a return to old school Wall Street – sans the fraud. Back in the day, he explained, people would go to Wall Street and request funding for different projects, such as a rail line from New Jersey to St. Louis or a new store. A banker would chat through all the financing options, analyze different tradeoffs, and eventua

Owner.com serves up $10.7M so that independent restaurants can get cooking

40TechCrunch / 8h
Independent restaurants don’t typically have the luxury to create their own online food ordering and delivery capabilities or negotiate for lower rates from legacy ordering platforms like the large restaurant chains do. Here’s where Owner.com comes in. The Beverly Hills-based company provides a free online ordering, delivery and marketing platform for independent restaurants that puts them on sim

Polaroid's New Camera Is Great for Pros, Bad for Idiots (Like Me)

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32Gizmodo / 8h
The beauty of shooting on a Polaroid is that it’s idiot-proof: You point, you shoot, you wait a few minutes for your film to develop, you realize the photo came out blurry and weird because the lighting was bad, you take another photo. It’s an old-school ritual that’s stood the test of time for a reason, and more than… Read more...

Your first look at the brand-new Alaska Lounge in San Francisco

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After lengthy delays and some changes to its original plans, Alaska Airlines has finally opened its hotly anticipated San Francisco (SFO) lounge. The lounge was first announced in early 2019 with an estimated opening date of sometime in 2020, but that was pushed back due to the pandemic. This lounge is a big deal for the Seattle-based carrier as SFO is one of its largest hubs. At just under 10,00

What Is Apple Spatial Audio, and How Does Head Tracking Improve It?

How-To Geek / 8h
Apple’s spatial audio is an evolution of surround sound, creating an interactive and dynamic soundscape to bring music, TV, and movies to life. Beginning with iOS 15, Apple Music makes this feature even more compelling with head tracking on compatible headphones. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Hilton Honors Aspire Card Review (2021)

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Hotel credit cards are among the most underrated credit cards out there, in my opinion, given the perks that they potentially offer. While I’m primarily loyal to Hyatt and Marriott , Hilton has grown on me a lot in the past few years. Many new luxury hotels have joined the Hilton portfolio, and it’s also easy to earn top tier status with the Honors program, thanks to the credit card that I’m abou

Hyundai and Motional reveal the Ioniq 5 Robotaxi

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People worldwide are being encouraged to transition from conventional combustion engine vehicles to hybrid or fully electric vehicles. Pressure is being put on fleet operators that have large fleets of vehicles, such as taxi and ride-hailing services, to transition away from combustion vehicles to EVs. At the same time, ride-hailing services are also working to integrate autonomous vehicles into

Windows update let users know if their PC supports Windows 11

SlashGear / 8h
Traditionally, most computer users aren’t fast at upgrading from one version of Windows to another. While most PC users just want a machine that works and gets security updates, others want to get the latest version of Windows soon as it’s available. Anyone looking forward to Windows 11 when it launches later this year will want to know if their … Continue reading

South Korea will force Google and Apple to allow third-party payments

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In a blow to both Apple and Google, South Korea has today passed a law requiring major app stores to allow alternative payment methods. The Wall Street Journal reports that the bill, due to be rubber-stamped by president Moon Jae-in, forces platform holders to open up their stores. In addition, the new rules will prevent unreasonable delays for app approvals, which has been described as a way to

Nokia suspends O-RAN Alliance work

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Nokia halts work due to concerns about potential US penalties for working with Chinese firms.

Obi-Wan Kenobi series: everything we know about the Star Wars prequel show

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The next big Star Wars TV show began shooting in April, as Disney Plus reveals how Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi passed his time on Tatooine.

Breast cancer: The AI tool trained to spot the disease

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Artificial intelligence trained to spot the disease is tested at Nottingham University Hospital.

Can apps move the #MeToo movement forward?

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Reporting sexual harassment at work is getting easier thanks to new technologies.

Why pigeons mean peril for satellite broadband

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Satellite internet is a key part of plans to fill broadband "not spots", but simple things can affect it.

‘Dead Space’ fans can get a sneak peek at the remake today

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EA’s Motive Studios will offer an early look at its upcoming Dead Space remake during a Twitch stream scheduled for 1PM ET , the developer announced on Monday. Fans of the classic survival horror game will get to see a prototype build that Motive said will showcase its vision for the remaster. The studio also promised senior producer Philippe Ducharme and creative director Roman Campos-Oriola wil

Max Q: Astra’s launch goes sideways

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Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox . We had a few launches this week, including SpaceX’s first one after one of its longer recent pauses in activity. Astra hoped to have its first commercial payload mission go well, but instead it had one of the more visually interesting takeoff mishaps in private spaceflight. A

What to do if you’ve booked a Europe trip and entry rules change so you can no longer get in

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Given yesterday’s recommendation by the European Union Council to its 27 member states to once again prohibit unvaccinated Americans from nonessential travel, you may be wondering how to go about canceling your upcoming travel plans if a ban takes effect as expected. (Note: The Council’s recommendations will not apply to travelers who have taken approved vaccines, such as those from Johnson & Joh

'Only Murders in the Building' is a true crime comedy masterpiece

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Ever since Serial kicked off this golden age of true crime podcasts , thousands of amateur sleuths have spent their days obsessing over the details of some grisly murder or other. True crime podcast obsessives are a macabre and growing subculture, with their own forums, lingo, and tropes. With all of those people spending so much of their time thinking about crime, the question remains: Do true c

How to have Siri read your notifications via your AirPods

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Some people pop in their AirPods for a pure musical escape, and want nothing else to bother them. Other people plug in their 'Pods, but also want to stay tuned into what's going on with their phone's notifications. If you're in the second group, you may want Siri to read your notifications to you. For some time now, Siri's other "Announce" features like " Announce Calls " have made it possible to

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G India launch set for September 1

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Samsung has announced that the Galaxy A52s 5G is set to launch in India on September 1 and the price has been leaked on Amazon.

Microsoft Teams will soon let you sneak into calls more easily

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"Anonymous join" feature will allow high-end users to join Microsoft Teams calls without worrying about security.

The Morning After: China slashes kids’ gaming time to three hours a week,

Engadget / 9h
For anyone struggling to tear kids away from consoles and phones for dinner, homework and, well, real life, spare a thought for the Chinese youth. China has announced a further crackdown on the time children can play online games, with the new limit set to just three hours per week. Platforms like Tencent can now only offer gaming to kids between 8pm and 9pm on Friday, weekends and public holiday

Chevy Bolt production paused amid massive battery recall

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Chevrolet is having significant problems with its electric Bolt vehicles. The problem started with some of the vehicles catching fire. Subsequent investigations revealed defects in the battery packs. Initially, Chevrolet initiated a small recall targeting specific vehicles. However, not long ago, it expanded the recall to cover every Bolt EV produced. A new report claims that General Motors is te

Back Up Everything With 92% Off 2TB Of Internxt Decentralized Storage

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While the rapid expansion of processors and internet connections has a lot of positives, the downside is that when privacy systems fail, or if you lose your files, you’re probably on your own . That’s where Internxt comes into play. You can get a year-long subscription to Internxt with 2TB of Decentralized Cloud Storage right now for 92% off at just $9.99. Well-Protected Storage When you start yo

AirPods deals: save big across the range in Very's bank holiday sales

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AirPods deals are especially cheap right now, thanks to Very's latest round of bank holiday sales.

65 mpg without hypermiling in the Lincoln Aviator hybrid

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That subdued Aviator nameplate is much better than spelling out the model name across the front of the hood. I'm looking at you, F-L-E-X. [credit: Eric Bangean ] Temptation comes in different forms, especially behind the wheel. With a plug-in hybrid SUV, there are two competing urges. Sometimes, the move is to put it in Sport mode and scream down the highway to take full advantage of the hybrid p

The Samsung Galaxy S22 could arrive in January 2022, according to a new leak

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The word on the Samsung street is that mass production of the Galaxy S22 is going to get underway in November.

Should Kids Get Covid Shots Through Off-Label Prescriptions?

76Wired / 9h
The CDC and FDA are begging docs not to jump the gun on giving children the shot before clinical trials can establish the risk of side effects for young users.

Kimera EVO37 is a Lancia 037 rally car for modern times

SlashGear / 9h
The Kimera EVO37 made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last July. Kimera Automobili is an Italian motorsports company that aims to revive the glory days of Lancia’s EVO37, the roadgoing version of the Evo37 rally car, the last rear-wheel-drive entrant to win the World Rally Championship. The brilliant part is the new-age EVO37 was designed and developed … Continue reading

Football transfer window: Retro tech in an ultra-modern world

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The clock is ticking as Deadline Day for the Summer transfer window in football looms, highlighting the need for tech such as e-signature software.

Apple’s rumored iPhone satellite support may be for emergency calls and messages

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Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access The rumored satellite features for future iPhones are reserved for emergency uses only, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. A few days ago, a report by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the next iPhones will come with support for Low E

Gatik expands autonomous box truck operations to Texas with $85 million in new funds

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In the two years since Gatik AI came out of stealth, the autonomous vehicle startup has launched pilots with Walmart and Canadian retail giant Loblaw in its bid to prove that self-driving technology combined with box trucks is the secret economic sauce for hauling goods short distances. Now, the company is expanding into Texas — its fourth market — with a fresh bundle of capital. Gatik said Tuesd

Power Global eyes India’s auto rickshaw industry with swappable battery and retrofit kit

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In India, a country that is more densely populated and has lower rates of car ownership, auto rickshaws and other two- or three-wheeled vehicles play a central role. While many auto rickshaws on Indian roads are already electric, they tend to rely on lead-acid batteries that need to be replaced every six to 11 months. Power Global, a two-year-old startup, wants to disrupt the auto rickshaw market

What’s New in Chrome 93, Available Today

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Google Chrome marches on with new releases every four weeks. Version 93 of the popular browser includes features for progressive web apps and new theme support for Android 12 devices. Read on to learn more about what 93 brings. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 gets an official walkie talkie app

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Engadget / 9h
Samsung has launched a walkie talkie app for its smartwatches similar to Apple's , giving you a way to chat with friends without having to make a call. By "smartwatches," though, we really just mean the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic — the app, first spotted by XDA-Developers , only works with the tech giant's latest wearables and isn't compatible with any of their predecessors. That would li

New Marriott Promo: 1,500 Bonus Points Per Stay

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Marriott Bonvoy has just revealed the details of its latest global promotion. While most other major hotel groups had promos this summer, Marriott didn’t — the program’s last offer ended in April 2021. Unfortunately this new promotion isn’t much to get excited about either. Marriott Bonvoy offering bonus points with each stay Bonvoy members can register for Marriott’s latest global promotion, off

Star Wars The Bad Batch season 2: everything we know so far

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They're back in action in 2022, but what awaits Clone Force 99 in The Bad Batch season 2?

US giants top tech industry’s $100M+ a year lobbying blitz in EU

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The scale of the tech industry’s spending to influence the European Union’s tech policy agenda has been laid out in a report published today by Corporate Europe Observatory and Lobbycontrol — which found hundreds of companies, groups and business associations shelling out a total of €97 million (~$115M) annually lobbying EU institutions. The level of spending makes tech the biggest lobby sector i

MIT developed a new delivery tool for drugs that could eliminate injections

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Researchers have been working to develop something called monoclonal antibodies to help fight disease and illness. A monoclonal antibody is a protein designed to mimic the immune system of the human body. This type of treatment can be used to fight various disease conditions, including some types of cancer and autoimmune disease. One of the downsides of monoclonal antibody treatment … Continue re

South Korea passes ‘Anti-Google law’ bill to curb Google, Apple in-app payment commission

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After a number of delays , South Korea’s National Assembly today voted to approve the passage of its “Anti-Google law.” Nicknamed after the search giant but more wide-ranging, the law will prevent Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their in-app billing systems when building apps for their two market-dominating app stores . This is the first time globally that a government has interve

WordPress-powered websites to get new makeover via Frontity acquisition

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Automattic has acquired open source software company Frontity for an undisclosed sum.

This bizarre CPU vending machine in Japan is a real silicon lottery

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You might end up with a serviceable Ryzen processor – or you might not.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have a new feature to protect batteries

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Many smartphone users were waiting in anticipation for Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphones with their flexible form factors. Samsung has always used its One UI over the top of Android to deliver customization and features that might not be part of the normal Android build. On both the new folding smartphones, One UI … Continue reading

The dark side of the pill, as revealed by new research

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In the 1960s, the FDA's approval of the birth control pill was seen as a catalyst for the sexual revolution. Women celebrated what seemed to be a newfound freedom to have sex, and children, on their own terms. Six decades later, the pill and other forms of birth control provide the same freedom for many. We're learning, however, that the revolution came with a hidden dark side. From mental fog to

Could the age of Zoom be over soon?

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Zoom's shocking share plunge is latest indication that we're racing towards normality

You can hack macOS 12 Monterey to get its biggest missing feature

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Universal Control has been unavailable to use in macOS 12 Monterey, until now.

Microsoft Outlook will soon re-write your emails for you

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Microsoft has announced that Outlook on the Web will soon offer Tone Detection to help you write better emails.

Meet the Little-Known Genius Who Helped Make Pixar Possible

100+Wired / 10h
Alvy Ray Smith helped invent computer animation as we know it—then got royally shafted by Steve Jobs. Now he’s got a vision for where the pixel will take us next.

Fujitsu customer data is reportedly being sold on the dark web

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Fujitsu agrees that the data being sold is that of its customers, but raises questions on the source.

PayPal Wants to Develop Stock Trading Platform: Report

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PayPal is interested in developing a stock trading platform, according to a report from CNBC that cites anonymous sources at the company. The move would make PayPal a direct competitor of Robinhood, a stock trading app that’s helped create a surge in retail investing but is coming under increased scrutiny from the… Read more...

New cracks discovered in Russian module aboard the ISS

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As the ISS ages, some systems aboard the space station are beginning to break down. Recently, Russian cosmonauts found new cracks in the Zarya module. Russian officials say the new cracks will likely spread over time. There has been no confirmation of the cracks causing air to leak from the space station. In the past, there had been a leak … Continue reading

Sony's PS Plus lineup for September 2021 may have leaked early

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The September 2021 PS Plus games might have leaked online ahead of their announcement.

Do smart plugs slow down Wi-Fi, and why this shouldn't stop you investing in one

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Worried about whether a smart plug will have a negative impact on your internet connection? Here’s what you need to know

Snap up this Instant Pot for its (almost) lowest price

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The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 has been discounted by a third, offering a hefty saving.

The Galaxy S21 FE will come in two variants, according to the latest leak

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Another nugget of information about the affordable version of the Galaxy S21 leaks out on the web.

Apple's rumored iPhone satellite support may be for emergency calls and messages

Apple iPhone Satellite•
Engadget / 10h
The rumored satellite features for future iPhones are reserved for emergency uses only, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. A few days ago, a report by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the next iPhones will come with support for Low Earth Orbit satellite calls and messages. Gurman's sources said, however, that Apple isn't turning its devices into actual satellite phones, at least for now. I

Hackers are pulling no punches when it comes to email attacks

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Threat actors are finding new ways to trick employees into stealing login credentials.

Nintendo Switch Online might actually be worth subscribing to soon

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Nintendo could soon give disinterested Nintendo Switch Online users a compelling reason to subscribe.

Netflix is bringing a classic horror movie series back from the dead

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is coming to Netflix, as the streamer acquires the rights to a new sequel in the series.

Apple is launching a classical music streaming app

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The tech giant has bought classical music streaming app Primephonic.

The 10 best detective games on PC

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Hard evidence that PC is the rightful home of the detective game.

The best handheld vacuums for pet hair: Keep your home and car cleaner with these picks

Mashable / 11h
Living with pets is pretty great. Whether you have a cat or a dog, your life is probably better with them in it. But there’s one big downside: pet hair — on everything, all the time. It’s in your car, on your clothes, on your couch, and collecting as little dust bunnies on your wood floor. Heck, there’s probably even a pet hair circle on your bed, a lasting reminder of their favorite sleeping spo

Want to be an internet entrepreneur? These 5 apps can help.

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TL;DR: Elevate your entrepreneurship with The Essential Internet Entrepreneur Subscription Bundle for only $79, a 98% savings, as of Aug. 31. Over the last year and a half, you've probably evaluated where you are in your career and where you want to be within the next few years. If you've been dreaming about working for yourself from home, this internet entrepreneur bundle will provide an arsenal

Get 2TB of cloud storage for one year for just $10

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TL;DR: Supersize and safeguard your storage with a one year subscription to 2TB of the Internxt Drive Decentralized Cloud Storage on sale for $9.99 (down from $126) as of Aug. 31. That's a total savings of 92%. Nothing's more annoying — or distracting — than running out of storage or getting a "low storage" alert as you're trying to focus on work. It can seem hard to figure out where to start if

Boost your memory and focus from your sofa with these brain training courses

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`TL;DR: Train your brain with the 2021 All-in-One Supercharged Brain Training Bundle , on sale for 99% off. As of Aug. 31, get lifetime access to 10 courses for only $19.99. No matter how old you are, you can rewire your brain so you can think faster, improve your memory, read faster, and so much more. And as a result, you just might work smarter, see a productivity boost, and finally finish that

The ScoutPro Charger is the next best thing to having everlasting device batteries

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Keep all your devices charged up wherever you go with the ScoutPro Ultimate All-in-One Charger on sale for only $99 — that's 50% off — as of Aug. 31. A few years back, scientists accidentally created everlasting batteries. And while they haven’t quite been perfected for use in our everyday devices, we can hopefully look forward to a future of less charging. Until then, the ScoutPro Ultimat

Every Xiaomi 12 leak brings it further from what made Xiaomi phones great

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Current Xiaomi 12 leaks paint it as a super-premium smartphone that likely won't come cheap.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 gets an unusual feature from the Apple Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4•
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 range has a walkie-talkie feature, so you can chat on your wrist.

Jury selection for the Elizabeth Holmes trial has begun.

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Ms. Holmes is accused of misleading investors in her company, Theranos. Opening statements in the case will start next week.

LoftyInc Capital launches third fund at $10M for a more diverse portfolio of African startups

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41TechCrunch / 11h
LoftyInc Capital , a pan-African VC firm, announced today that it is launching its third fund — LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund 3 — at $10 million for tech startups in Africa . The firm has reached the first close of $5.5 million. Some of the limited partners in the vehicle include those from its second fund, FBNQuest Funds, syndicates from The Green Investment Club, HNIs from multinationals like Goog

Motional reveals its Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric robotaxi

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Motional revealed Tuesday the first images of its planned robotaxi, a Hyundai all-electric Ioniq 5 SUV that will be the centerpiece of a driverless ride-hailing service the company wants customers to be able to access starting in 2023 through the Lyft app. The purpose-built vehicle, which will be assembled by Hyundai, is integrated with Motional’s autonomous vehicle technology, including a suite

GM Halts Chevy Bolt Production After Full Recall

35How-To Geek / 11h
General Motors will cease Chevy Bolt production until at least mid-September. It previously announced that it would pause production for one week due to the global semiconductor shortage, but the automaker is now waiting to sort out its $1.8 billion recall, which it recently expanded to cover all models of the Chevy Bolt electric vehicle. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

New LEGO Home Wooden Collection Arrives to Take Over Your Walls

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26How-To Geek / 11h
Room Copenhagen and LEGO have teamed up this week and released an all-new LEGO Home Wooden Collection to help fans up their LEGO game. While Copenhagen is mostly known for its LEGO-branded storage products, this release has them kicking things up a notch with LEGO home decorations made of wood. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Smartphones launched in August 2021 in India

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Flip 3, Moto Edge 20 Fusion, Realme GT Master Edition, and much more.

PUBG Mobile to get Vikendi again, and hence could come to BGMI as well

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PUBG Mobile is set to get a new update 1.6 which will apparently bring back the Vikendi map meaning that we may see the map making an appearance on BGMI as well.

Sorry, the iPhone 13's satellite features will likely be only for emergencies

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62Mashable / 12h
Over the weekend, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo caused a great deal of excitement by predicting that Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 will have a low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications mode . This could mean that users should be able to send texts or even make calls even when there's no traditional cell tower coverage, with the phone talking directly to satellites. Now, Bloomberg has poured some c