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Delta proposes a second national ‘no-fly’ list — for unruly passengers


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5KThe Points Guy / 16h
As the number of incidents with unruly air travelers keeps climbing, Delta Air Lines is out with its proposed solution. This week, the Atlanta-based carrier shared two internal memos with its workforce, which include details about a proposed national “no-fly” list of unruly passengers. According to the notes, Delta is urging airlines to create a unified list of banned passengers to that they can

Simone Biles almost comes to blows with Jimmy Kimmel over pizza


1KMashable / 20h
U.S. Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is busy on her Gold Over America tour, a celebration of female athletes across the country. But she had time to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night's show, where the two strongly disagreed over Biles' favorite tour meal: pizza. When in St. Louis, Imo's Pizza is Biles' go-to stop. It happens to be the same for Kimmel's wife — so much so that t

Doctor Who's Russell T. Davies Returns to Showrun in Season 14


3KGizmodo / 16h
Russel T. Davies, showrunner of the modern Doctor Who return in 2005 has just been announced to be returning once more to lead the show in 2023, replacing an exiting Chris Chibnall. Read more...


Porsche 718 EV plans revealed, but don't expect Porsche 911 to go electric soon


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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 35min
Ready for Porsche to take its 718 full-electric? You'll see the EV version of the car in two years.

Amazon event 2021: here’s what to expect on September 28


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With less than a week remaining until the Amazon event, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the event along with our predictions for what’s to come.

OnePlus 10: what we want to see


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The ninth generation of OnePlus flagship is expected to be the OnePlus 10, and we'd hope to see it early in 2022.

Twitter shows off new concepts for filtering and limiting replies


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Engadget / 1h
Twitter has been trying to limit the toxic replies you can get on its website by giving you tools that allow you to be more proactive in preventing them from going through. In the future, those tools could include a feature that lets you filter potentially offensive replies and another that lets you limit potentially unwelcome accounts from replying. Twitter Senior Product Designer Paula Barcante

This solid VPN is extending subscriptions for free


Mashable / 2h
SAVE 83%: A three-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £1.71 per month as of Sept. 25, and includes an extra two months for free. Private Internet Access has always been a popular service, and that's down to its impressive line-up of advanced security features. What has historically held this VPN back is its outdated interface and site. That has all changed. Private Interne

All the best sex toys available on Amazon


Mashable / 2h
Shopping for sex toys is not an easy task. There are absolutely loads of options out there for solo play, couples , long-distance relationships, and everything in between. And these sex toys come in every size, shape, and style you could imagine. Where do you start? Right here, that's where. We've tried to take the stress out of sex toy shopping by researching just about everything on the market

Delta Wants Airlines to Share No-Fly Lists to Keep Crap Passengers Out of the Skies


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200+Gizmodo / 2h
As if we needed any more problems, passengers from hell are a thing now (or more a thing than before, anyway). They assault flight attendants , toss food and alcohol around , and throw their masks on the ground. Delta Air Lines has apparently had enough. Read more...

Celebrate VPN Awareness Month by saving 72% on NordVPN


Mashable / 2h
SAVE 72%: A two-year subscription to NordVPN is on sale for £2.44 per month as of Sept. 25, and includes an extra three months for free. Stop what you're doing because it's VPN Awareness Month. Clear your schedule, cancel any plans, and celebrate this momentous occasion. We joke, but there is a reason to get excited about VPN Awareness Month. You can mark this month by saving 72% on a two-year su

Learn the fundamentals of machine learning and Python for under £30


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Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Premium Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Super Bundle is on sale for £27.07 as of Sept. 25, saving you 98% on list price. Understanding Python is the key to unlocking the fundamentals of machine learning, and if this career path has been calling to you, you don't have to go back to school and shell out thousands of pounds just to sharpen your skills. You just have to unlock lif

Master mathematics with this 50-hour online bundle


Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Ultimate Learn to Master Mathematics Bundle is on sale for £21.95 as of Sept. 25, saving you 98% on list price. No one really remembers the maths they learned in school. Unless you went on to study it at a university, chances are, you haven't thought about algebra, calculus, or algorithms since you were a teen. But if you've always liked maths, want to refresh your skills, or need it f

Save 60% on Bitdefender's range of powerful cybersecurity services


Mashable / 3h
SAVE 60%: As of Sept. 25, you can save 60% on Bitdefender's range of cybersecurity services. Bitdefender has a really solid reputation for delivering powerful cybersecurity services, but that would mean nothing if its presence resulted in a performance dip in your system. Fortunately, Bitdefender is tough on threats whilst being light on your system. Bitdefender protects all of your information f

Rainbow Six Siege brings back Showdown event


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Rainbow Six Siege has introduced the Showdown event again in the game which has the sheriffs taking on the Graveltop Gang.

Hidden galaxies, a doomed Mars, and plenty of supernovae drive the week in science


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This week's science news was full of supernovae, hidden galaxies, private space stations, and the discovery that Mars was doomed from the start.

NFL Sunday Ticket games may be coming to Apple’s streaming platform


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SlashGear / 6h
As the NFL’s 8-year Sunday Ticket deal with DirecTV nears its end, the football league is looking to Apple as its ideal replacement, according to a new report. Multiple companies are said to be prospective destinations for the League’s Sunday games, including Amazon (which is already home to Thursday Night Football), as well as Disney for ESPN. The claim comes … Continue reading

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Announces More Casting, Including Randall Park and Indya Moore


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Jason Momoa has making the rounds in support of Dune lately , but there’s another project on the horizon that will soon become his main talking point: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom , sequel to James Wan ’s 2018 blockbuster about the frequently underwater DC Comics hero. That film is now in production and the cast, which… Read more...

You Told Your Apps To Stop Tracking You, but They Didn't Listen


Gizmodo / 7h
In 2014, some very pervy creeps stole some very personal iCloud photos from some very high-profile celebs and put them on the open web, creating one very specific PR crisis for Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook. The company was about to roll out Apple Pay as part of its latest software update, a process that took more than a… Read more...

Scientists discover 500 light-year-wide hole in the Milky Way torn open by a supernova


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A supernova is the most likely cause of a 500-light-wear wide hole that split an ancient molecular cloud in two.

AFL grand final 2021: how to watch Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs live online


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It’s all on the line between the Demons and the Bulldogs – here’s how to live stream the AFL grand final decider.

Fortnite gets cake and special rewards for its 4th birthday bash


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SlashGear / 7h
As hard as it may be to believe, Fortnite is nearly half a decade old. As with previous years, the company is back with an island-wide birthday bash to celebrate the milestone, including giant birthday cakes and rewards for completing some challenges. Players who finish all of the challenges before they expire can expect a new pickaxe and more. After … Continue reading

You Should Probably Stop Using ExpressVPN


Gizmodo / 8h
For years, ExpressVPN has been one of the most popular and widely used privacy products of its kind on the market. It’s often ranked highest on top 10 VPN lists; a recent Tom’s Guide review called it the “hands-down best” VPN available. In the past, if you wanted to stay anonymous on the web, Express would’ve likely… Read more...


This Week's Toy News Features Visitors from Several Galaxies Far, Far Away


Gizmodo / 8h
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things good and plastic on the internet lately. This week, Alf’s back, not in Pog form! Plus, Star Wars returns to the classic Droids cartoon for new figures, and the New Batman Adventures era of Joker gets a haunting new action figure. Check it out! Read more...

iPhone 13 Pro's 120Hz display limits some third-party app animations to 60Hz


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58Engadget / 8h
With this year’s iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max , Apple finally brought its ProMotion display technology from the iPad Pro over to some of its phones. The feature allows the new high-end iPhones to refresh screen content up to 120 times per second, thereby creating a much smoother interface experience. The effect is most noticeable when scrolling, but almost every aspect of a UI can benefit from a hig

California law forces Amazon to reveal how algorithms judge worker productivity


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A new law will pry open the black box of how Amazon monitors, rewards, and disciplines its fulfillment center employees. On Wednesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that directly affects "mega-retailers" like Amazon, and how these companies use algorithms to manage warehouse workers. Mega-retailers are those that employ more than 1,000 warehouse workers, and they include one

Microsoft Edge Comes to Xbox, Letting You Stream Stadia Games


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Gizmodo / 8h
Xbox is about to become a more open platform with Microsoft’s September software update . The console is getting the latest version of Microsoft Edge, which means you can play Stadia games, chat on Discord servers, and access Steam. Read more...

Dawn of the universe might have been bursting with galaxies now hidden by dust


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A pair of primordial galaxies dating back to shortly after the big bang, but hidden by dust, indicates the nascent universe might have had far more galaxy formation than previously believed.

Newly discovered ankylosaur species had bizarre armor unlike any other


SlashGear / 8h
The Natural History Museum has announced the discovery of a new ankylosaur species that, the scientists discovered, had a unique type of armor that hasn’t been observed on any other vertebrates — extinct or living. What makes the armor so unique? Not only did this particular dinosaur have large spikes protecting its ribs, the spikes were also attached to its … Continue reading

Google has a few tricks up its sleeve for the newsletter platform department


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Google's new newsletter platform Museletter will leverage Drive, Docs and the company's other online collaboration tools.

New cruise ship to offer twist on tried-and-true fun with 3-level go-kart track and freefall slide


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33The Points Guy / 9h
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Prima, will feature a slew of entertainment options, including the industry’s first three-level go-kart track, freefall dry slides and a theater that transforms into a nightclub, putting new spins on amenities we’ve already seen at sea. The first of NCL’s six Prima Class vessels — which will be significantly smaller than the line’s largest vessels ,

Daily Crunch: Chinese regulators issue blanket ban on crypto trading, mining


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To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 24, 2021. Hanging in there, everyone? It was more than a busy week, but the TechCrunch team is still ticking along, covering the startup world just for you. If you need to catch up on who won Battlefield this year , t

As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X


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Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A second-grade teacher talks to her class during the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Getty | Paul Bersebach ) Schools with universal masking were 3.5 times less likely to have a COVID-19 outbreak and saw rates of child COVID-19 cases 50 percent lower in their counties compared with schools without mask requireme

Here Are the Worst Halloween Costumes of 2021


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Ah, Halloween ! A time for ghosts . A time for ghouls ! A time to look at io9's annual list of the most confusing, most dubious, and most awful costumes of the season. Read more...

Amazon could unveil a soundbar and new 15-inch Echo Show on Tuesday


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A new report has all the details on Amazon’s event next week including some leaks on a larger Echo Show and Alexa soundbar.

Yahoo is building a new calendar app with help from the creator of Sunrise


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Engadget / 9h
Mention the name of Sunrise to a select demographic of nerds and you’re likely to elicit a visceral reaction. Before Microsoft purchased the calendar software in 2015 and shut it down about a year later, it was one of those apps people loved to praise. Thoughtful design and features helped it differentiate itself and earn a passionate fanbase in a crowded market that was dominated by heavyweights

That Grizzly Bear Killed by a Mountain Goat Was Innocent


Gizmodo / 9h
Earlier this month, hikers discovered the body of a 154-pound (70-kilogram) grizzly bear near Burgess Pass in the Canadian Rockies. Unbelievably, an autopsy by Parks Canada found the bear had been killed by a mountain goat. Even more unbelievably, my colleagues on the Gizmodo science team celebrated this , calling the… Read more...

Woman Arrested With Fake 'Maderna' Vaccine Card Reportedly Bails on Zoom Hearing


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The 24-year-old woman who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to enter Hawaii with a fake coronavirus vaccine card has skipped out on a virtual court hearing, the Associated Press reported . Read more...

With iPhone 13 in hand, I miss Touch ID more than ever


SlashGear / 9h
I’ve been traveling this past week, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has been my trusty sidekick. Whether it’s boarding passes, camera duties, messaging, or keeping me occupied with ebooks and music, I’ve found myself staring at the excellent 120Hz ProMotion display a whole lot. Problem is, when the sensors above that screen stare back, they’re not seeing what they … Continue reading

Extra Crunch roundup: Here’s everything you missed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021


TechCrunch / 9h
If that headline sounded judgmental, I apologize. We just wrapped up a three-day virtual event that included discussions and interviews with some of the most notable people in technology, media, government and venture capital. Even in person, there’s no way to absorb Disrupt in its entirety. Full Extra Crunch articles are only available to members Use discount code ECFriday to save 20% off a one-

Can't Hear Your Instagram Stories? It's an iOS 15 Bug


Gizmodo / 9h
If you installed iOS 15 already, you’ve probably noticed that Instagram has been doing an annoying thing where it won’t play audio on Instagram Stories unless you turn your iPhone ringer on. Today Instagram has pushed out an app update that fixes the bug. Read more...

The 15 funniest comedies on Hulu because we all need a laugh


Mashable / 9h
In search of a good laugh? Hulu's movie library is here to help. From cult classics to recent gems, Hulu boasts a large collection of comedies. The prospect of wading through all of them can be daunting, especially since some movies may require an add-on subscription to watch. There's no streaming woe worse than finding the perfect movie to watch before realizing you don't have the right plan to

Aiming to create a gender-equitable startup landscape?


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TechCrunch / 9h
Priyanka Srinivas Contributor Priyanka Srinivas is the co-founder and CEO of Live Green Co , a Chilean food tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to suggest plant-based alternatives for meat and artificial additives in food. When it comes to gender equality in the business world, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg hit the nail on the head : “Knowing that things could be worse should not stop u


German Researchers Converted a Tesla Model Y Into a Hydrogen Car


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Futurism / 9h
Hesla Motors On Wednesday, German Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek revealed an automotive Frankenstein creation: A Tesla Model Y that had been converted into a hydrogen vehicle that she called a “hyper hybrid.” The goal was to demonstrate the future of clean transportation. But as Teslarati notes , the decision to modify a Tesla — perhaps the most well-known electric vehicle out there — r

New Tech Cooks and 3D Prints Chicken Simultaneously


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85Futurism / 9h
Prototype Replicator A team of Columbia University scientists built a sort of robot “chef” that 3D prints chicken breast cutlets — and cooks them with powerful lasers at the same time. The lasers allowed for incredible cooking and heating precision, according to research published in the journal npj Science of Food earlier this month. The researchers behind the system told Ars Technica that they

In Newly Released Text, Elizabeth Holmes Called Herself “Best Business Person of the Year”


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New private text messages have surfaced between Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her then-boyfriend Sunny Balwani. The nearly 600 pages of private text and Skype messages, sent between June 2011 and July 2016, were obtained by CNBC earlier this week. The texts demonstrate how Holmes professed full confidence in her blood-testing company — despite the venture imploding spectacularly in 2015.

12 best TV comedies on HBO Max to laugh at right now


Mashable / 10h
HBO Max isn't kidding around when it comes to comedy. The streaming service, which comes with multiple subscription tiers , features a load of excellent movies and TV shows that were previously difficult to stream elsewhere. They come in all sorts of genres — and, luckily, among them is a notably stacked-up selection of TV comedies. We've gone through HBO Max's extensive catalog and selected the

9 best sci-fi movies on Amazon Prime Video for a trippy escape


25Mashable / 10h
We get it. The world of today is a trying place. Sometimes you just want an escape hatch that lets you live inside another take on our present or future. That's what makes good science fiction so alluring. All the Amazon Prime subscribers out there should know: You have a boatload of options to choose from in the online retailer's streaming library. There's a little something for fans of any styl

Alaska Airlines Elites Lose Benefits On Cheapest American Airlines Tickets


View from the Wing / 10h
Alaska Airlines elites no longer receive some of their elite benefits while flying American Airlines on Basic Economy tickets. This change is being made even though American Airlines elite members receive full benefits on basic economy tickets . Continue reading ...

Real-life house behind ‘The Conjuring’ is on the market again


SlashGear / 10h
Just in time for Halloween is an old, very expensive house with one notable feature: it is allegedly haunted. The house that inspired hit horror movie The Conjuring is back on the market for those who want to live close to multiple major New England destinations and who aren’t afraid of a potential demon or two. The Rhode Island home … Continue reading

Teen Wolf Will Live on as a Paramount+ Movie


23Gizmodo / 10h
In the years since MTV’s Teen Wolf came to a close in its sixth season back in 2017, fans haven’t been especially shy about expressing their desire for the series to return in one form or another. Because some of the show’s cast has similarly made clear that they’re open to the possibility of reprising their roles,… Read more...

Deal alert: 9 flights you can book right now for under $99


The Points Guy / 10h
Now’s a great time to book domestic flights for later in the year or early 2022. We’re currently seeing some cross-country flights available starting as low as $49 one-way. Some routes on sale include Los Angeles (LAX) to Miami (MIA), San Francisco (SFO) to New York-JFK, LAX to Philadelphia (PHL), Newark (EWR) to Seattle (SEA), among others. American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and

Are AMD and Mediatek set for a surprising chip tie-up?


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AMD and Mediatek could be preparing a new joint venture which would see the Mediatek IP integrated into AMD SoCs.

Life is Strange: Remastered Collection gets a new release date


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SlashGear / 10h
Last month, Square Enix announced delays for the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection and the Switch version of Life is Strange: True Colors. While other versions of Life is Strange: True Colors managed to meet their September 10th release date, it looks like developer Deck Nine needed more time on both the Switch version and the Remastered Collection. Today, we … Continue reading

How Ivermectin became polarized on social media


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73Mashable / 10h
"Hey Doc, are you a Democrat or a Republican?" This may seem like a bizarre question to ask your doctor. What would their political affiliation matter in the treatment of your medical issues? One emergency care physician in Montana, overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in her ICU, recently reported being asked that very question by a patient. "I am your doctor," Dr. Sara Nyquist said she told the pati

Old coal plant is now mining bitcoin for a utility company


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Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Bitcoin’s massive power consumption is the cryptocurrency’s dirty secret. To mine bitcoin, computers across the globe chew through enough electricity to power a medium size country, somewhere on the order of the Netherlands or Poland depending on the estimate. In fact, electricity has become such a significant factor that one private equity firm owns a powe

Your Smart Scale Probably Isn’t Accurate Enough to Be Useful


Lifehacker / 10h
Your weight on the scale changes for so many reasons . We can gain or lose muscle, and we can gain or lose fat. We can be lighter when we’re dehydrated, or heavier because we ate a lot of salt last night and we’re retaining water. Wouldn’t it be great to tell the difference between all of these things? That’s what many… Read more...

Samsung's Galaxy Note Might Not Be Dead Yet


Gizmodo / 10h
Fans of Samsung’s gigantic Galaxy Note phones were disappointed this year. Instead of releasing a new version as it normally does, the company chose to go all in on a different flagship, the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 . Read more...

Peak Design Mobile modular magnetic accessory line launches in time for iPhone 13


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SlashGear / 10h
Peak Design released their full mobile ecosystem of magnetic and protective accessories today, coordinated with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 13. This collection was part of a Kickstarter back in December of 2020 and rolled out for general availability for the first time today. The mobile line starts with the “Everyday Case”, available for iPhone 11, 12, 13, and Samsung … Continue reading

Intel lining up major partners to produce its Arc Alchemist graphics cards


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The top after-market board partners will produce Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards next year.

Yahoo has built a new calendar app called Day, and it’s recruited the co-founder of Sunrise to design it


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46TechCrunch / 10h
When it comes to online calendars and calendar apps, services like Google Calendar and Outlook from Microsoft rule the roost with hundreds of millions of users globally. Now another company is hoping to ruffle some feathers with its own move into the space. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Yahoo is working Day , a new standalone calendar app. Sources tell us the company has recruited Jer

Marvel Sues Comic Creators’ Heirs to Keep Major Character Rights


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The families of iconic Marvel comic book writers and artists Stan Lee , Steve Ditko , Don Heck, Gene Colan, and Don Rico have filed termination of copyright notices on the superheroes they helped create. Marvel—which Disney has owned since 2009 —unsurprisingly, disagrees and has filed lawsuits against all five to keep… Read more...

Gen Z Kids Apparently Don’t Understand How File Systems Work


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Giant Bucket Over the past few years, many professors have noticed an alarming trend among their students. Overall, members of Gen Z, even those studying technical scientific fields , seem to have a total misunderstanding of computer storage, The Verge reports , and many fail to conceptualize the concept of directories and folders filled with digital files. “The most intuitive thing would be the


Twitter now lets you add topics to Spaces, but the options are limited


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Engadget / 11h
Twitter is adding yet another feature to make Spaces more discoverable. On Friday, the company announced the addition of Topics . As the name suggests, they’re essentially pre-defined tags you can use to help like-minded individuals find your audio rooms. You can add up to three Topics to a Space. Some of the ones you can use currently include "entertainment," "world news" and "gaming." new in Sp

How TPG staffers would spend 1 million American Airlines AAdvantage miles


35The Points Guy / 11h
One million points or miles is a lot. And when we’re talking about 1 million transferable points — such as 1 million American Express Membership Rewards points or 1 million Chase Ultimate Rewards points — it’s often possible to book flights and hotels for several amazing trips. But today, we’ll take a look at how three of TPG’s Points and Miles staffers would redeem 1 million American Airlines AA

A bunch of sports fans are about to put their personal data at risk this weekend


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Watching illegal streams online puts sports fans at risk of being infected with malware or even worse, having their identities stolen.

Remember These Foul (Yet Often Forgotten) Places in Your Fall Cleanup


Lifehacker / 11h
Most of us know the basic things that should be included on our home and garden fall cleaning checklists (whether we do them or not is another story). Things like: Deep cleaning the house, replacing HVAC filters, installing storm windows, clearing out gutters, and storing outdoor furniture. But there are some areas we… Read more...

WHO recommends antibodies for two specific groups of COVID patients


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SlashGear / 11h
The World Health Organization recommends that antibodies be used with two specific groups of COVID-19 patients to help ensure they survive the disease. There are two recommendations in the latest update on the topic, both based on evidence and data from a number of trials — some of which haven’t yet been peer-reviewed. The recommendation covers a combo of imdevimab … Continue reading

An air fryer fried chicken sandwich recipe that won't leave you disappointed


Mashable / 11h
Welcome to AirFryDay, where — you guessed it —every Friday Mashable covers the latest trends, dispenses advice, and reviews recipes for your air fryer. The fried chicken wars have been raging for years now, with no end in sight. You know, Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A, that whole deal? And, to be fair, sometimes there's nothing quite as delicious as a fried chicken sandwich. What's not to love? I cook

These Spikes Grew Right Out of a Dinosaur's Ribs


Gizmodo / 11h
A team of paleontologists announced this week the discovery of the oldest-known ankylosaur, a swaggering dinosaur famous for its armor plating and clubbed tail. But besides its superlative age of over 160 million years, the ankylosaur also had a bizarre morphology, as spines protruding from the animal’s back were… Read more...

The MacBook Pro will soon get a resolution bump, macOS beta suggests


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Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / The 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon) The seventh beta of macOS Monterey contains what appear to be references to new screen resolutions suitable for the MacBook Pro line, as discovered by MacRumors . In a list of supported graphics resolutions within macOS, there are two new resolutions: 3,456 by 2,234 and 3,024 by 1,964. Each carries a "Retina" marker, which Apple typica

NFL reportedly wants Apple to be the next home for Sunday Ticket


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46Engadget / 11h
The NFL's long-standing Sunday Ticket partnership with DirecTV is coming to an end, following an eight-year agreement the two reached in 2014. The viewing package is probably on the move and the league has reportedly picked its preferred new home for Sunday Ticket: Apple. It doesn't seem likely that DirecTV, which has been one of the NFL's main TV partners for nearly three decades, will renew its

Fat Bear Junior Week Is Here


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The only thing better than a bear is a fat bear , and the only thing better than a fat bear is a fat bear cub. That’s why I’m stoked to announce that right now, fat bear cubs are currently having a moment. Welcome to the first-ever Fat Bear Junior competition . Read more...

The 'Midnight Mass' cast builds their ultimate horror movie survival squad


Mashable / 11h
See who the Midnight Mass cast would bring with them to survive a horror movie.

Australian Politician Baffled That People May Want To Travel


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It’s fascinating to see how politicians in different parts of the world are approaching the reopening of borders and lifting of travel restrictions. That brings us to Australia… Queensland premier wonders why people would travel Australia has taken one of the most conservative approaches of any country when it comes to managing the coronavirus pandemic, keeping borders closed and heavily restrict

Andy Serkis on Snoke's Fate, Middle-earth's Return, and Black Panther 2


41Gizmodo / 11h
Few people are more plugged into the pop culture zeitgeist than Andy Serkis. Decades after becoming the poster child for performance capture, the multi-hyphenate creator is about to release his third feature film as a director, Venom: Let There Be Carnage . Over the years he’s also helped shape some of the biggest… Read more...

Chris Pratt talks Mario casting, but you can’t hear the voice yet


SlashGear / 11h
Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct brought some surprising news about the upcoming Super Mario movie. While we didn’t get to see a trailer or even a still from the film, Shigeru Miyamoto made a guest appearance during the Direct to announce the cast and the North American release date for the flick. Chris Pratt will lead the cast in the role of … Continue reading

Huge deal: Amazon drops the all-new iPad mini to $459 - the lowest price ever


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The all-new iPad mini is available to order today, and Amazon's deal has the tablet on sale for a record-low price of $459.

Foundation episode 2 recap: a Star Wars-style story with Game of Thrones shocks


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Preparing to Live, Foundation’s second episode, ups the ante after a bloated beginning to Apple TV Plus’ latest big-scale TV production.

William Shatner Is Reportedly Taking a Ride on Jeff Bezos’ Rocket


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Kirk in Space Beam me up, Scotty! Acting legend William Shatner, who famously played the role of Captain Kirk on the original run of “Star Trek,” will reportedly go to space during an upcoming Blue Origin launch slated for later this year, according to TMZ . The 90-year-old Canadian actor will be part of the second crew to fly to the edge of space on board the Jeff Bezos-led company’s New Shepard

8 Surprising Ways to Use Up That Half-Empty Can of Pumpkin Puree


20Lifehacker / 12h
Opening a can of pumpkin for a recipe that only needs a little usually means putting the remaining amount in the fridge, where it sits until it eventually gets thrown out, spoiled and unused. After all, there are only so many ways you can use pumpkin puree, right? Or so we thought . Read more...

Netflix's stylish 'Kate: Collateral Damage' heads to Steam on October 22nd


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Engadget / 12h
Netflix’s recent foray into video games continues. On Friday, the company announced the existence of Kate: Collateral Damage . Like Eden Unearthed , the VR experience we saw make the media rounds earlier in the week, the new game is a tie-in to a recently released Netflix original. In this case, it’s here to promote the release of action thriller Kate , which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a de

The cast of 'Dear Evan Hansen' reflects on social media vs. reality


Mashable / 12h
We spoke with Ben Platt and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen about the film's key themes, including the complexities of adolescence and social media.


Quick points: There is such a thing as a free airport lunch — here’s how to get one


The Points Guy / 12h
Although we cover loyalty programs and credit cards in-depth on TPG every day, sometimes you just want a snippet of useful information that you can put into action on the fly. That’s why we recently launched the series Quick Points . Every week, we’ll highlight a new or easily forgotten tip that can help you travel more for less. Airport lounges can be a love-’em-or -leave-’em situation that vari

United just got fined nearly $2 million for 25 long tarmac delays


United Airlines Hours•
500+The Points Guy / 12h
The federal government showed Friday that it will hold U.S. airlines accountable for lengthy tarmac delays, imposing stiff fines against United Airlines for stranding passengers on planes for hours during bad weather. Some of the delays date back nearly seven years ago. The fines announced Friday by the Department of Transportation come to nearly $76,000 per flight. In total, the agency served Un

How to Change Touchpad Scroll Direction on Windows 11


How-To Geek / 12h
By default, the touchpad on your Windows 11 might not scroll the direction you like when using the two-finger swipe gesture. If that’s the case, you can change the trackpad scroll direction easily in Settings. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

N64 and Sega Genesis Games Are Coming to Switch Online---With a Catch


Nintendo Sega Genesis•
How-To Geek / 12h
Nintendo is finally bringing N64 and Sega Genesis games to the Switch Online subscription service. Previously, subscribers could only access NES and SNES games. But there’s an annoying catch here—you have to pay for a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack to unlock these retro classics. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Chrome could be making some big changes to your favorite extensions


TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Chrome extensions built for Manifest V3 will offer better performance, security and improved privacy protection.

Genetic records reveal how valuable dogs were to ancient societies


SlashGear / 12h
Dogs have been a part of human societies for thousands of years, and though they are more often than not a companion in modern times, they were highly valuable commodities in ancient days. That’s according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen where researchers studied ancient dogs’ genetic records, among other things, to track their movements over time. … Continue reading

Five features to un-do in iOS 15 for your iPhone


SlashGear / 12h
Today we’re taking a peek at iOS 15 and a few ways in which it’s changed some very basic features in your iPhone. If you’ve been using your iPhone for quite a few years and have gotten used to the way you’ve done business, chances are the update to iOS 15 threw you for a bit of a loop. The … Continue reading

Three iOS 0-days revealed by researcher frustrated with Apple’s bug bounty


Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Pseudonymous researcher illusionofchaos joins a growing legion of security researchers frustrated with Apple's slow response and inconsistent policy adherence when it comes to security flaws. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) Yesterday, a security researcher who goes by illusionofchaos dropped public notice of three zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS mobile operating system. T

Chinese Airline CEO Taken Away By Police


View from the Wing / 12h
The Chairman and CEO of HNA Group, parent of Hainan Airlines and several other carriers, has been taken away by police. At one point HNA was the largest owner of Hilton and owned stakes in a dozen airlines (like Virgin Australia, TAP Air Portugal) as well as airport catering companies. Continue reading ...

Exclusive: Superman '78 Is Bringing Another Egghead to the Nerd Brawl


Gizmodo / 12h
The spirit of Richard Donner’s original Superman movie from the late 1970s lives on in DC’s new Superman ‘78 series from writer Rob Venditti, artist Wilfredo Torres, and colorist Jordie Bellaire. Superman ‘78 's first issue brought a version of the Kryptonian based on Christopher Reeve back into the spotlight in a… Read more...

Ford's Mustang Mach-E passes Michigan State Police tests


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Engadget / 12h
Michigan State Police has put a version of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV through its paces over the past week, and the Ford Pro all-electric police pilot vehicle seems to have met the agency's bar. According to Ford, it's the first EV that's passed the Michigan State Police's model year evaluation test. The #MustangMachE just became the first all-electric vehicle to pass the rigorous vehicle evalua

Apple Might Fix the iPad's Biggest Flaw


63Gizmodo / 12h
After years of waiting and complaining, it looks like iPads might finally get the thing we’ve all been asking for: a front-facing camera in a useful spot. Read more...


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Friday, September 24, 2021

Technology News and More-Friday Edition

Technology News and More



EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones


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36KBBC News - Technology / 20h
Manufacturers could be forced to change devices to a uniform charging system.

The EU wants every phone manufacturer to have the same charging port, including Apple


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1KMashable / 18h
The European Commission wants one charging port to rule all smartphones – and it's not Apple's Lightning port. On Thursday, the EC filed a proposal that would force all manufacturers to use USB-C as the charging port for smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers, and handheld videogame consoles, Reuters reported. Under the terms of the proposal, all chargers would be sold separ

iPhone 14 could be last with a Lightning port due to EU ban plan - and Apple is 'concerned'


200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 19h
The Lightning port's days could be severely numbered.


Amazon assembles video streaming apps to fight with Netflix and Disney in India


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TechCrunch / 32min
Amazon has launched Prime Video Channels in India, allowing its customers to subscribe to eight streaming services including Discovery+ and Mubi from one hub (Prime Video website or app), the latest in a series of efforts by the U.S. giant to win customers in the South Asian nation. The new offering makes it easier for users to login and pay for additional streaming services, the company said. To
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Poco to launch a new budget phone under C-series next week


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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Xiaomi's offshoot Poco has announced that it will bring a new affordable Android smartphone to the Indian market by the end of the month.

Amazon launches Prime Video Channels in India - We explain what it is


Amazon India PVC APV•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Prime Video Channels will provide Prime members access (for a fee) the content from 8 OTT platforms, which are discovery+, Lionsgate Play, Eros Now, Docubay, MUBI, hoichoi, Manorama Max & Shorts TV.

6 new streaming movies and TV shows you can watch in Australia this weekend


TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Our top Aussie streaming picks this weekend include Foundation, Doom Patrol and Star Wars: Visions.

Apple Watch Series 7 has a 60.5GHz wireless data feature you can’t use


Apple Watch Series 7•
SlashGear / 2h
Apple’s newest wearable may have come as a disappointment for Apple fans last week. Aside from the bigger screen that also brought bigger cases, the Apple Watch Series 7 was so different from how leaks have painted it that it became a cautionary tale about putting too much stock on leaks. Of course, the latest Apple Watch will still be … Continue reading

How to watch Foundation online on Apple TV Plus where you are


Apple Foundation T. Lasso•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Isaac Asmiov's sci-fi arrives on Apple's streaming service. Here's how to watch Foundation online now.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro leak reveals massive upgrades


SlashGear / 2h
The use of drones for aerial photography had definitely picked up in recent years, especially last year when restrictions made it more difficult to be in proximity with other humans. In other words, it’s the perfect time for drone giant DJI to make a big splash and finally upgrade its Mavic line. The DJI Mavic 3 Pro has, of course, … Continue reading

Google sues India's antitrust watchdog over leaked report - It has a good case


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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Google has moved the Delhi High Court against the Competition Commission of India for allegedly leaking a report of its probe into the company to the media. The report had said that Google was abusing its dominant position of Android in India to hurt local competitors.

Boost your Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets skills with this course bundle


Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Premium Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel Certification Bundle is on sale for £29.32 as of Sept. 24, saving you 98% on list price. While they both look and function as spreadsheet tools, Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets actually offer a lot more than just some boxes to list numbers. They both can serve as powerful business tools for organising data, as well as analysing and visualisin

Get a lifetime subscription to Rosetta Stone with this bumper bundle deal


Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle with Rosetta Stone is on sale for £116.71 as of Sept. 24, and includes £22 store credit. When you have downtime, it's so easy to just pick up your phone and see what the rest of the world is up to, but this can quickly lead to feelings of inadequacy, FOMO, and other icky feelings. Luckily, with the Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription B

'Disco Elysium: The Final Cut' hits Nintendo Switch on October 12th


Disco Elysium Switch•
Engadget / 3h
Disco Elysium finally has a launch date for the Nintendo Switch over a year after its developer ZA/UM confirmed that it's heading to the console. The Final Cut version of the critically acclaimed title will be available from the Nintendo eShop on October 12th, with a physical release to follow next year. ZA/UM says the version heading to Switch isn't a port, but rather a "painstaking reassembly"

Windows 11 setup confirms bad news for unsupported PCs


SlashGear / 3h
Windows 11 is barely a month away, and its requirements have mostly settled down by now. There seems to still be some misunderstanding and miscommunication, even with the latest PC Health Check app, but the baseline for the next Windows release is already set in stone. That said, Microsoft isn’t going out of its way to black anyone from installing … Continue reading

As remote work becomes normal, Ukio raises $9M for premium long-term rentals


TechCrunch / 3h
Startups have spent the last decade trying to offer every variation of Airbnb that they can imagine. But Ukio thinks it has found a way through the ever-growing tangle of housing rental competitors — and regulators — right as remote work becomes the norm. It offers rentals of one month or longer, featuring a turnkey premium experience in prime city locations in partnership with local property own

Protect your online privacy for under £2.50 a month with TunnelBear


Mashable / 3h
SAVE 67%: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for £2.44 per month as of Sept. 24, saving you 67% on list price. There are a lot of VPNs out there to consider, with new deals dropping all the time. It can be really difficult to keep up, particularly if you're new to the world of VPNs. The best VPN for you depends on a number of factors, but total beginners could do a lot worse than

Seagate is readying 2nd gen HAMR drives with 30TB capacity


Seagate 30Tb 50 100 TB•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Seagate is working on new high-capacity HAMR drives and this time around it wants to ramp up production.

Death Stranding Director’s Cut review: More fun, just as divisive


Death Stranding ’s Cut•
Ars Technica / 3h
Sam's Odradek acts as a sensor for BTs. [credit: Kojima Productions ] Death Stranding 's release in 2019 was probably the most anticipated game of Hideo Kojima's career. The Metal Gear director had arguably become the premiere auteur in video games. He had a reputation for convention-bucking design, meta-humor, and unapologetic cinematic influences. But this project was the first child of his acr

Razer Kaira X headset gives console gamers a wired option


SlashGear / 4h
Razer has a rather massive catalog of gaming accessories across all device types, from keyboards to mice to controllers to headsets. For that last segment, its new Kaira family has become its headlining headset brand for both PCs and consoles. So far, however, those headsets leaned more towards the more expensive end of the spectrum, at least as far as … Continue reading

This Image of Doom Isn’t From a Movie, It’s From the New Fawn Fire


63Gizmodo / 4h
At first glance, the image of the billows of smoke above looks like something out of an apocalyptic horror movie. Nonetheless, if there’s anything the climate crisis has taught us over the past few months, it’s that fire and smoke are unfortunately part of the new normal for now. So no, the image above isn’t a movie… Read more...

Bayonetta 3 and Splatoon 3 trailers tease big changes afoot


Bayonetta 3 Nintendo 2022•
SlashGear / 4h
Nintendo’s recently concluded Direct naturally had something for all types of gamers looking forward to spending their winter days with their beloved Switch consoles. Unsurprisingly, there was a ton of announcements dumped on the gaming giant’s fans, from upcoming new titles to expansions for existing games. Some of those are resounding more than others, and the biggest splash sending ripples … C

Surface Duo Android 11 update is still coming this year


SlashGear / 5h
Microsoft just announced the Surface Duo 2, and it is clearly what the first Surface Duo should have been the very first time around. It has hardware made for the year it was launched, pulling very few punches this time. Its launch, however, might have caused some of the owners of the first-gen dual-screen device concern over software support, and … Continue reading


Apple turns post-lawsuit tables on Epic, will block Fortnite on iOS


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Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / A Fortnite loading screen displayed on an iPhone in 2018, when Apple and Epic weren't at each other's legal throats. (credit: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images ) Weeks after Epic's apparent "win" against Apple in the Epic Games v. Apple case, Apple issued a letter denying Epic's request to have its developer license agreement reinstated until all legal options are exhausted. This

Latin America finds a champion in SoftBank Group International CEO Marcelo Claure


TechCrunch / 5h
SoftBank is gaga for startups in Latin America. Since first announcing it was planting a stake in the ground in the region in early 2019, the Japanese conglomerate — from its own balance sheet, it says — has plugged more than $5 billion into the region, and it expects that number to top $8 billion by year’s end. Its capital contributions are meaningful, to say the least. In 2019, startups across

New iOS 15 tools could be a blessing for small businesses and developers


TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Apple's StoreKit 2 adds refunds, subscription management, improved support and more to iOS apps.

Pixel 6 Pro Camera app reveals upcoming features


SlashGear / 5h
Google’s Pixel phones have never had the best camera hardware in the market, but Google proved its photography prowess by compensating for it with advanced algorithms and AI. After many generations, Google is seemingly ready to upgrade its imaging sensors while still relying on software to make up for what hardware might lack. Google is, of course, still mum on … Continue reading

They Said Foundation Couldn't Be Filmed, and It Still Hasn't Been


300+Gizmodo / 6h
In 1966, Isaac Asimov ’s Foundation trilogy was voted the best science fiction series of all time at the Hugo Awards. Other series have certainly surpassed it since then, although it’s still considered the work that codified the genre. Despite its fame, because the series is an epic on a galactic level told over the… Read more...

Google Nest Hub and Hub Max get improved Spanish support in US


SlashGear / 6h
Spanish, the second most commonly spoken language in the United States, is now more accessible on Google’s Nest Hub and Hub Max smart displays. Google announced the expanded support today, noting that its smart home products can now display text in Spanish as well as English, plus they now support additional Spanish language queries and more. Nest Hub and Hub … Continue reading

Chris Pratt is not the Mario we need right now, but he's apparently the one we deserve


39Mashable / 6h
Alongside a raft of other news , Nintendo used its Directs event on Thursday to announce the voice cast for the Super Mario animated movie literally nobody asked for, and it's-a... weird. Tweet may have been deleted Now let's be fair, here: Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong is perfect. Tweet may have been deleted But Chris Pratt as Mario? Chris Pratt. As Mario. Chris PRATT! As Mario . The lovable Parks a

Galaxy S21 FE production might be in better shape now


SlashGear / 6h
Companies that regularly make consumer products, especially consumer electronics, often try to hit a certain window of time for launching new products. This window is determined by multiple factors, including market “seasons,” pacing with other products from the same company, and competitors’ schedules. Missing that window of opportunity can send ripples that affect not only the company’s profits

The Midnight Mass Spoiler Zone Is Here for All the Mike Flanagan Faithful


Gizmodo / 7h
Midnight Mass , the latest horror series from The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor ’s Mike Flanagan , arrives September 24 on Netflix. Since that is tomorrow, technically that means if you stay up until (ahem) midnight PT, you can start watching it tonight. And if there’s any scenario in which staying up all night on… Read more...

FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster shot, but only for some people


FDA Covid 19 Booster•
SlashGear / 7h
The US Food and Drug Administration has officially authorized the administration of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but only for select people who are at a greater than typical risk of developing a severe infection. The authorization comes only days after the agency rejected plans to offer anyone who wanted one a booster shot. The FDA announced its authorization of a … Continue reading

Nintendo Direct highlights: N64 Online in October, Super Mario 2022 film cast


Nintendo Mario 2022•
Ars Technica / 7h
Get ready for the Super Mario film, hitting theaters in a little over one year. [credit: Nintendo ] Nintendo's "winter 2021" direct-video presentation exploded on Thursday with reveals of serious fan service coming to not only Switch consoles but also movie theaters by the end of next year. The event's biggest pop-culture announcement was the upcoming Super Mario CGI animation movie , now confirm

Otter.ai is getting a handy productivity upgrade


Google Calendar CE•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Otter.ai is making it easier to share notes before a meeting by allowing users to add them directly to Google Calendar invites.

New York City passes extensive laws to protect food delivery workers


New York City Delivery•
Engadget / 7h
New York City has passed sweeping legislation aimed at protecting workers of app-based food delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash. The move makes the city one of the first municipalities in the US to aggressively regulate an industry that has grown by leaps and bounds during the pandemic. Per Bloomberg , the legislation touches nearly every aspect of the job. For instance, addressing an iss

Semiconductor firms report shortage of workers, prolonging chip woes to 2022


Shortage Chip 2022•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Semiconductor firms report that they're having trouble finding workers, yet one more problem exacerbating the ongoing chip drought that will almost certainly carry over into next year.

Delta Proposes Banning Accused Mask Non-Compliant Passengers From All Air Travel


Delta Airlines Fly•
91View from the Wing / 8h
You might say that airlines, as private businesses, should be allowed to choose not to transport anyone they wish. But this shouldn't be viewed as private action, it is state action. The proposal comes in response to an FAA threat that airlines had one week to come up with a solution to unruly passengers . There is a federal regulation in place on masking. That has a fine as a maximum penalty . P

Super Mario Bros. movie release date and cast announced and it stars... Chris Pratt as Mario?


Chris Pratt Mario Nintendo•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The full-length animated movie release date is still far away – but now we know who's going to voice Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom crew.

Facebook to Appear at Senate Hearing After Leaked Research Shows Instagram's Harmful Effects


Gizmodo / 8h
Representatives from Facebook will soon return to the hallowed halls of Congress where they will resume their favorite pastime : getting screamed at by legislators about how they’re ruining America. Read more...

Nintendo announced that Chris Pratt will play Mario on the big screen


Nintendo Chris Pratt•
300+TechCrunch / 8h
It’s a me, Burt Macklin! Chris Pratt is voice acting as Mario in a feature film that Nintendo is working on with Illumination, the studio that made “Despicable Me.” Also, they didn’t tell us at Nintendo Direct who the new “Smash” fighter is. But we can’t be too disappointed, because apparently Anya Taylor-Joy is Peach, Jack Black is Bowser, Charlie Day is Luigi and recent TechCrunch Disrupt guest

Super Mario Bros. movie details revealed in latest Nintendo Direct


Chris Pratt Nintendo Mario•
SlashGear / 8h
The next big movie in the Nintendo universe will be Super Mario Bros. — and thanks to the company’s latest Direct broadcast, we now have more details about the title. Super Mario Bros. will have a star-studded cast with several big-name actors playing the voices of Mario and all of his companions (and enemies). Super Mario Bros. the movie will … Continue reading

Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games coming to Switch Online, but there’s a catch


Nintendo Sega Genesis•
SlashGear / 8h
For months – years, even – Nintendo Switch owners have been speculating about Nintendo’s plans for retro games on Nintendo Switch Online. After adding many of the great games from the NES and SNES libraries, Switch owners were wondering which retro console would join the lineup next. While recent rumors have claimed that Game Boy and Game Boy Color games … Continue reading


The Super Mario Bros. Movie Just Cast Chris Pratt as an Italian Plumber


41Gizmodo / 8h
Let’s a-go to the movies! Nintendo just revealed that its previously announced Super Mario Bros. animated movie, made in conjunction with Illumination Entertainment , will be headed to theaters December 21, 2022. It also announced the full voice cast which is both star-studded and sure to be very, very controversial. Read more...

Chris Pratt and Charlie Day headline the Mario Bros. movie in 2022


Chris Pratt Mario Nintendo•
53Engadget / 8h
During Thursday's latest Nintendo Direct event , acclaimed video game designer Miyamoto Shigeru announced that the company's upcoming feature length animation project — in conjunction with American film studio, Illumination — now has a firm North American theatrical release date of December 21st, 2022. "Here we go!" Chris Pratt as Mario Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach Charlie Day as Luigi Jack Black as

Spying concerns fuel the market for more secure tech


49BBC News - Technology / 8h
Revelations about spyware have spurred interest in more secure phones and software.

CDC advisors OK boosters for 65+, those with health risks—not occupational risks


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Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Signage outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images ) An independent committee of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Thursday to recommend booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine for persons ages 65 and older; residents of lon

Nintendo Resurrects N64 and Sega Genesis Controllers for the Switch


Nintendo Sega Genesis•
73Gizmodo / 8h
While tonight’s Nintendo Direct presentation was all about games—and a questionable Super Mario movie casting decisions—Nintendo also announced a new expansion pack for the Nintendo Switch Online’s all-you-can-play retro gaming collection that adds N64 and Sega Genesis games. For those who want a more authentic retro… Read more...

'Bayonetta 3' will progress onto the Switch in 2022


Bayonetta 3 Nintendo 2022•
Engadget / 8h
When Nintendo announced Bayonetta 3 in 2017 , Reggie Fils-Aimé was still at the company. After the better part of four years, the Switch exclusive finally has a release date. Nintendo, Sega and Platinum Games will release Bayonetta 3 in 2022, the gaming giant announced today during its latest Direct presentation. Nintendo also shared a new trailer for the title, showing off gameplay for the first

Kirby and the Forgotten Land announced for Nintendo Switch


Kirby Forgotten tFL•
SlashGear / 8h
Ahead of today’s Nintendo Direct, we saw a leak that suggested a new Kirby game would be revealed during the show. As it turns out, that leak was right on the money, as about halfway through today’s Direct, Nintendo announced Kirby and the Forgotten Land for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo gave us our first look at the game with an announcement … Continue reading

Even the NSA Agrees: Targeted Ads Are Terrifying


Gizmodo / 8h
Ad blockers. Maybe you love them, maybe you don’t think about them at all, but chances are , you know someone that’s using them. And it turns out a growing number of those people are in the federal ranks. Read more...

Facebook paid FTC $4.9B more than required to shield Zuckerberg, lawsuit alleges


Facebook Zuckerberg•
Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that millions of Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images ) In a new

Nintendo Switch Online to offer N64 and Genesis games with new subscription plan


Nintendo Sega Genesis•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Nintendo announced a new subscription tier for Nintendo Switch Online that includes the ability to play classic N64 and Genesis games.

Online 'Expansion Pack' brings N64 and Genesis games to Nintendo Switch


Nintendo Sega Genesis•
200+Engadget / 9h
Nintendo is rolling out a new membership plan for Switch Online, and it'll unlock a library of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles. The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription tier will go live in October. Nintendo has not shared pricing details yet, but the company says more information is coming soon. Games in the Online Expansion Pack include Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64,

'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' heads to Nintendo Switch in spring 2022


Kirby Forgotten tFL•
69Engadget / 9h
After a leak earlier in the day spoiled the surprise, Nintendo announced Kirby and the Forgotten Land at its latest Direct presentation. Set to arrive on Switch in the spring of next year, the title will mark the first mainline Kirby game since Nintendo released Kirby Star Allies in 2018. The company shared a trailer that shows Kirby navigating the overgrown remains of a long-forgotten city. As i

New Pixel 6 Leak Reveals Camera Specs and Features


29Gizmodo / 9h
One of the main selling points for Google’s Pixel phone lineup has always been the cameras, and the Pixel 6 looks to continue that tradition. camera has long been the main selling point of Google’s Pixel smartphones. Read more...

In Dead & Beautiful's Trailer, the Pursuit of Decadence Leads to Horror


Gizmodo / 9h
What’s life like when you’re young, flawlessly attractive, and have more money than you know what to do with? In America, you become a social media influencer and maybe get a reality show . In the world of sleek new horror thriller Dead & Beautiful , your quest to feel alive might just be the thing that transforms you… Read more...

This Site Can Tell You If Anyone Else Has Taken Pictures With Your Camera


Lifehacker / 9h
The frustration and despair of losing your camera (or, god forbid, having one stolen) is legendary, even in era of the smartphone camera. Just think: losing both a piece of expensive gear and the priceless digital mementos of your trip to Yonkers. But after you’ve shaken your fist at the heavens and re… Read more...

Google Photos’ Locked Folder feature will arrive for all Android users soon


SlashGear / 9h
Android users will soon get access to a special Google Photos feature that was previously only available to Pixel users: Locked Folder. The feature aims to replace those shady apps used to hide photos and videos from nosy people, bringing with it the benefit of having your more sensitive media backed up to the cloud. Google announced Locked Folder back … Continue reading

'Foundation' is Apple's latest crack at prestige TV. I'm a fan.


Foundation Apple Asimov•
26Mashable / 9h
If you've ever wondered where all that iPhone money went, just watch Foundation . First impressions may not be everything, but they do matter. This new Apple TV+ series, a reimaging of an Isaac Asimov classic, makes a pretty simple and straightforward one: Holy cats, this show is expensive. It's not even just the eye-popping visual effects, though they're plenty impressive too. Every scene is bea

Exchange/Outlook autodiscover bug exposed 100,000+ email passwords


Microsoft Autodiscover•
Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / If you own the right domain, you can intercept hundreds of thousands of innocent third parties' email credentials, just by operating a standard webserver. (credit: Guardicore ) Security researcher Amit Serper of Guardicore discovered a severe flaw in Microsoft's autodiscover —the protocol which allows automagical configuration of an email account with only the address and password requi

Daily Crunch: Cellino wins TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield 2021


TechCrunch / 9h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 23, 2021. We just put the final bow on Disrupt, which went pretty damn well. Thanks to everyone who came out, and, of course, a big huzzah to the winner of Startup Battlefield (more below). TechCrunch’s next event is

Panthers vs Texans live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football online from anywhere


Texans Sunday NFL Thursday•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Here's how to get a Carolina Panthers vs Houston Texans live stream and watch NFL Thursday Night football online around the world, as rookie Davis Mills is thrust into the spotlight.


Deal alert: Spend the holidays in Europe for just $292


The Points Guy / 9h
Who’s ready to snag some stellar airfare bargains to Europe? Our friends at Thrifty Traveler have uncovered some greatly discounted deals to Europe through Scandinavian Airlines, a partner of United Airlines and a Star Alliance member. We’re talking about round-trip prices from the U.S. to various cities in Europe for as low as $292! Even better, the sale prices can be had for travel from Novembe

NYC passes bills to improve conditions of app-based delivery workers


New York City Delivery•
TechCrunch / 9h
The New York City Council passed bills today that will set minimum pay and improve working conditions for gig workers making deliveries for apps like Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. More specifically, the bills allow delivery workers to use restaurant bathrooms, limit how far they can be asked to deliver, set minimum payments per trip and ensure that tips get to workers. This legislation is the

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2021 is… Cellino


30TechCrunch / 9h
We started this competition with 20 impressive startups . After three days of fierce pitching in the virtual yet incredibly competitive Startup Battlefield arena, we have a winner. The startups taking part in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. Like last year, we reproduced the nail-biting excitement of our physical conte

Driver Claims Tesla Locked Up in Middle of Six-Lane Highway


Tesla Middle Highway•
200+Futurism / 9h
Close Call A bizarre failure brought a Tesla to a complete stop in the middle of traffic, according to the driver’s account of the incident. Alan “Pooch” Puccinelli, owner of 3D printing supply company called R3PKORD, tweeted the harrowing saga of how his Tesla Model S locked up in the middle of a six-lane highway in North Auburn, California on Wednesday night. Thankfully, Puccinelli managed to a

Android to take an “upstream first” development model for the Linux kernel


Ars Technica / 10h
How Linux gets to a phone: the Linux LTS kernel gets forked by Google for the Android Common Kernel, then that gets forked by an SoC vendor for each chip, then that gets forked again by a device manufacturer. [credit: Google ] The Linux Plumbers Conference is this week, and since Android is one of the biggest distributors of the Linux kernel in the world, Google software engineer Todd Kjos stoppe

Facebook is bringing fiber Internet service to a rural county in Virginia


Facebook Networks Virginia•
SlashGear / 10h
It’s no secret that many rural towns across the US lack high-speed Internet options, which is where budding alternatives like 5G hubs and satellite-based ISPs come in. Facebook is now counted among the companies working to expand access to high-speed Internet services in the rural US with a new plan for a tiny county in Virginia. Facebook says that it … Continue reading

The Mandalorian's Emmy Win Means Another Amazing VFX Reel for You


100+Gizmodo / 10h
While the nerds were told they couldn’t sit at the cool kids’ table at this past weekend’s Emmy Awards , they had a grand old time at the Creative Emmy Awards the week prior. There, The Mandalorian ’s second season received, understandably, the Emmy for “Outstanding Special Effects in a Series or a Movie.” Now, in… Read more...

Google adds one-button group chats for Calendar meetings


Google Calendar Chat•
Engadget / 10h
Ever wish you could quickly share notes before a Google Calendar meeting, or follow up afterward? You can now. Google is trotting out updates to Workspace and G Suite users that let you easily create a group chat with everyone from your organization attending a given meeting. You just have to tap a button near the guest list to start the conversation directly from the event, whether you're on the

Synthetic data set of human trafficking victims could allow big data work without privacy compromises


Data Microsoft AI Privacy•
TechCrunch / 10h
In order to combat human trafficking effectively, those combating it must understand it — and these days, that means data. Unfortunately, for obvious reasons there is no convenient index of trafficking victims, though this confidential information is in some ways abundant. Microsoft and the International Organization for Migration may have found a way forward with a new synthetic database that ha

D-ID launches ‘Speaking Portrait,’ a way to turn photos into custom, photo-realistic videos


21TechCrunch / 10h
The company whose tech powered the sensational MyHeritage app that turned classic family photos into lifelike moving portraits is back with a new implementation of its technology: Transforming still photographs into ultra-realistic video, capable of saying whatever you want. D-ID’s Speaking Portraits may look like the notorious “deepfakes” that have made headlines over the past couple of years, b

Air rage crisis: Congress gets an earful on unruly flyer incidents aboard US flights


FAA US House Flight•
500+The Points Guy / 10h
Rates of unruly passengers aboard commercial flights have dropped by 50% since early 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday ahead of a congressional hearing on in-flight incidents. However, rates are still more than double what they were at the end of 2020, the FAA added. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! While the overal

This iPhone update isn’t fun, but you’re gonna need it


SlashGear / 10h
Today an update for iOS was released for both iPhone and iPad, and along with it, some real fixes. This update patches vulnerabilities and security issues of several sorts, mainly for devices released before iPhone 7 – that is, before the year 2016. If you have an iPhone or iPad newer than this, it’s still important to check for updates, … Continue reading

American Nest Hub and Hub Max smart displays can now show Spanish text


Google Hub Max Spanish•
Engadget / 10h
Starting today, Google is rolling out more robust Spanish language support to Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max devices in the US. With the update, the company has translated the entirety of the user interface on those devices into Spanish. Additionally, it has added additional commands that weren’t supported previously. For instance, you can say, “Hey Google, llama a mamá,” to tell your Nest Hub to conn

New report suggests Texas’ grid was 5 minutes from catastrophic failure


Texas February Winter•
Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 18, 2021: Dialina Ganzo, 29, rests on a bed while taking shelter at a Gallery Furniture store that opened its door and transformed into a warming station after winter weather caused electricity blackouts. (credit: Go Nakamura / Getty Images ) With autumn arriving in much of the US, it won't be long before parts of the country start experiencing cold weather again.

Livestream video shopping app NTWRK raises $50M from Goldman Sachs, Kering


NTWRK GS $50M Kering•
25TechCrunch / 10h
NTWRK , a video shopping app that has helped to popularize the idea of livestreamed commerce in the U.S., announced today it has closed on $50 million in new funding led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and global luxury group Kering, owners of luxury brands Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and others. The company has been working to capitalize on the growing interest in live commerce a

Rivian will open a $4.6M service support center as it prepares for first vehicle sales


47TechCrunch / 10h
Rivian, the electric vehicle startup that’s gearing up for an initial public offering , continues its trend of growing fast. The company will be opening a service support operations facility for vehicle owners in Plymouth, Michigan — and just in time, as deliveries of the launch edition of the R1T pickup are expected to commence late this month. The facility will create 100 new jobs and come at a

NYC passes landmark bills to protect delivery workers


New York City Delivery•
93Mashable / 10h
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays delivery workers from getting hungry New Yorkers their food, and now, the city is finally stepping up on their behalf. The New York City Council passed six bills Thursday intended to improve pay and working conditions for delivery workers employed by companies like GrubHub and DoorDash. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio reportedly supports t

Everything coming to Disney+ in October


Mashable / 10h
As we head into the spookiest season of the year, Disney+ is adding more originals to its catalog. Some of the new titles coming our way include anthology series Just Beyond and NASA documentary Among the Stars . Disney+ will continue dropping episodes of its ongoing shows like What If...? , Turner & Hooch , and Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Plus, you will no longer need Premier Access to watch Black Wi

Robotic farming firm Iron Ox raises $53M


Iron Ox BEV $53M Round•
51TechCrunch / 10h
Bay Area-based autonomous farming startup Iron Ox this week announced a $53 million round. The Series C, led by Breakthrough Energy Venture, brings the firm’s total funding up to $98 million. Iron Ox is one of a large number of companies looking to revolutionize farming for the 21st century, amid growing concerns over population growth, climate change, labor shortages and a slew of other mounting

Drop These Phrases From Your Vocabulary If You Want to Sound More Confident


Lifehacker / 10h
There are several words and phrases we’ve all used that can inadvertently diminish our authority and make us sound less than confident. When we say these with any kind of regularity, they water down our message—and, with it, people’s ability to take us seriously. Keep your ear out for these apprehensive phrases and… Read more...


American Airlines CEO Wants Higher Taxes [Roundup]


View from the Wing / 10h
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 ...

Watch September's Nintendo Direct here at 6PM ET


Nintendo Direct September•
Engadget / 10h
The third Nintendo Direct stream of 2021 takes place today. Nintendo is promising around 40 minutes of news and updates. The focus will be on games coming to Nintendo Switch this winter, but we might just get a look at some titles that are a little further away. Metroid Dread , Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl , Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Mario Party Superstars all have scheduled rele

Microplastics Are Showing Up in Baby Poop


84Gizmodo / 10h
New research suggests that infants are getting more microplastics in their system than everyone else. The study found that the poop of 1-year-old babies had higher levels of microplastics than did the poop of adults, while plastics could even be found in newborn poop. Though based on a small sample size, the findings… Read more...

Netflix is giving Tiger King a second season: What we know


Tiger King Netflix•
SlashGear / 10h
Netflix has a huge slate of true-crime programming in the pipeline, including a second season for last year’s hit Tiger King. The company revealed the second season as part of a larger trailer showcasing some of the shows it has in the pipeline, including the series Bad Vegan and the documentary Trust No One: The Hunt For the Crypto King. … Continue reading

Scientists Manage to Study Weather on Planet in Different Solar System


500+Futurism / 10h
Weather Channel Thanks to a combination of observations from both terrestrial and orbital telescopes, a team of scientists got their closest look yet at the distant exoplanet WASP-127b. Not only were scientists able to determine the chemical composition of the exoplanet’s atmosphere, but they even managed to study its clouds at an unprecedented level of detail, according to research presented at

Several People in ICU After Attending “COVID Party”


400+Futurism / 10h
A number of misguided residents in Edson, Alberta, a small Canadian town two hours west of the city of Edmonton, organized a “COVID party” intended to infect as many guests as possible with the coronavirus to “build up natural immunity,” local news station CityNews reports . Unsurprisingly, several partygoers ended up in the ICU. After all, COVID-19 isn’t the common flu — nor is it chicken pox. L

As Spacecraft Toilet Rumors Swirl, Bidet Company Pitches Elon Musk


92Futurism / 10h
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk admitted this week that the space tourists on board the Inspiration4 mission had a bit of trouble with the toilet. “Definitely upgraded toilets,” Musk promised to another Twitter account suggesting heated toilet seats for the next mission. “We had some challenges with it this flight.” The news clearly has not gone unnoticed by Tushy, a popular bidet attachment company. “Elon

Head of NASA: Jeff Bezos’ Lawsuit Likely to Delay Human Moon Landing


Futurism / 10h
Blame Game NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is pointing fingers squarely at Jeff Bezos and the lawsuit filed by his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, for delaying the schedule for the upcoming series of Artemis missions to the Moon. Nelson announced at a Tuesday press conference that he’s no longer confident in NASA’s proposed timeline for the increasingly-ambitious missions that would eventually s

‘This Is a Simple Meme You Would Find on the Internet, but This Meme Is Very Real'


90Gizmodo / 10h
During a floor speech in the House on Wednesday night, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene used a Scooby-Doo meme to illustrate her claims that Democrats were secretly hiding portions of the Green New Deal in the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Which will, she claimed, bind the U.S. in servitude to China. Which... OK? Read more...

We've had a clearer look at Microsoft Teams 2.0


Microsoft Windows 11•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Teams 2.0 now supports Windows 11's Mica which applies theme and wallpaper colors to the background of active windows.

Twitter brings Bitcoin aboard, NFT might be next


Twitter Bitcoin NFT•
SlashGear / 11h
Twitter started using Bitcoin this week with the addition of a feature called Tips. You might’ve seen Tips in Twitter before when it was called “Tip Jar” – now it’s just Tips. This Tips feature also just rolled out to all iOS users around the world – and Android is next. If you’re attempting to activate Tips for your account … Continue reading

The original Surface Duo will get Android 11 by the end of this year


Microsoft Surface Duo•
Engadget / 11h
If you're the early adopter sort who bought the original Surface Duo , you'll soon get an Android update — if not the one you'd expect in late 2021. Microsoft told The Verge in a statement that it expected to upgrade the first Duo to Android 11 "before the end of this year." The company didn't say what to expect with the update, although it wouldn't be surprising if some Surface Duo 2 features ca

Astonishing Times' Creators Want to Fight Superhero Burnout With the Power of the Press


31Gizmodo / 11h
There’s simply no point in bemoaning the omnipresence of superheroes in modern pop culture, but the creative team behind Comixology ’s new Astonishing Times series are well aware of how saturated with capes and Spandex our media landscape often feels. Read more...

Microsoft Edge Really Wants to Help You Shop Online


How-To Geek / 11h
Microsoft is constantly adding new features to Edge. Today, the company announced lots of new stuff coming to its browser, including features designed to help with online shopping and tab groups. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Bird's App Now Shows Available Bike Rentals From Competing Services


How-To Geek / 11h
In a surprise twist, the Bird app now shows its users when public ridesharing services have bikes available for rental. It’s an odd decision that may lead people to rent bikes from Bird’s competitors, though the company says it’s a necessary step to prevent monopolization. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A New Formula May Help Black Patients’ Access to Kidney Care


Black NKF ASN Kidney•
100+Wired / 11h
The prior algorithm adjusted calculations for Black patients—making it harder for them to qualify for transplants and other treatments.

Badass Mountain Goat Kills Grizzly Bear in Canadian National Park


65Gizmodo / 11h
Bears are true apex predators, preying upon basically anything they want. If you mess with the mountain goats, however, sometimes you get the horns, as an unfortunate grizzly bear learned earlier this month. Read more...

Clubhouse's Wave feature makes it easier for users to create private rooms


Clubhouse Wave Private•
Engadget / 11h
Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a week after developer Jane Manchun Wong discovered Clubhouse was working on a new feature called Wave, that functionality is now available to all users on both Android and iOS. Wave allows you to invite your friends to a private audio room. You can start using the feature by expanding the Hallway sidebar and tapping the wave emoji next to someone’s name. Th

Denizen is building high-tech office pods for the perfect workday


TechCrunch / 11h
Tiny houses might have lost some of their luster in the COVID era, but a reimagined future for remote work might call for tiny offices. According to Nick Foley, Denizen founder and CEO, people are clamoring for a serene space to think these days — and they’re happy to pay for it. Foley is the former chief product officer and director of industrial design for Jump Bikes, a bike-sharing company acq

New Android accessibility features let users control phones with facial movements


Google Android Switches•
20Mashable / 11h
The imperative to improve smartphone use for people with limited motor capabilities has resulted in some truly cool — and hopefully helpful — new features. Thursday, Google announced an expansion of its accessibility settings as well as a new app that will let people navigate their phones with facial gestures. The feature within the Android Accessibility Suite is called Camera Switches. Previousl


Scaring Them Back Isn’t Funny, and Other Things Haunted House Performers Want You to Know


200+Lifehacker / 11h
Spooky season is fast-approaching, and for many thrill-seekers, that means it’s time to pay other people to scare the crap out of you at a haunted house. Read more...

How Ryan Reynolds has mastered authentic marketing


27TechCrunch / 11h
Most people know Ryan Reynolds from his movies, but the actor has his hands in a number of entrepreneurial ventures. He owns a majority stake in Mint Mobile , a mobile virtual network operator, which has grown more than 50,000% in the past three years. He was also invested in Aviation Gin before selling it for a staggering $600 million last year. But perhaps most applicable to the startup world,

Stanford study finds insulin resistance has huge impact on depression risk


Insulin Stanford Study•
SlashGear / 11h
Resistance to the hormone insulin may double one’s risk of developing major depressive disorder, according to a new study from Stanford University. Insulin resistance is a common issue that involves a change in how the body responds to the hormone, leading to higher blood sugar and, potentially, type-2 diabetes. Both health and lifestyle factors can play a role in the … Continue reading

Disney Classic Games Collection announced with The Jungle Book, SNES Aladdin


Disney Aladdin TJB•
SlashGear / 11h
Back in 2019, Digital Eclipse and Nighthawk Interactive teamed up with Disney to release a classic games compilation. Appropriately titled Disney Classic Games: The Lion King and Aladdin, this compilation packed 8-bit and 16-bit versions of The Lion King and Aladdin together in one package along with a number of development documents, concept artwork, soundtracks, and even production videos. Now

WarnerMedia’s Andy Forssell discusses a fascinating first year for HBO Max


25TechCrunch / 11h
In some ways, the timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous. No one roots for a pandemic, but WarnerMedia launched HBO Max just as cities and states across the U.S. went under curfews and lockdowns as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. In many ways, the service seemed well positioned, even in a sector crowded with platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. HBO Max brought decades

Bitcoin.org, Which Taught Users Not to Get Scammed, Gets Hacked and Replaced With Scam


Bitcoin Org BTC Scam•
200+Futurism / 11h
Giveaway Scam Bitcoin scams are getting more brazen than ever. Bitcoin.org, which is the first Google search result for “bitcoin,” got hacked and led visitors to an apparent giveaway scam, CoinDesk reports . The website was originally owned and operated by the pseudonymous bitcoin developers Satoshi Nakamoto, alongside others. Ironically, the website aims to “inform users to protect them from com

Astronaut Who Helped Build Space Station Says Damage Is “Serious”


500+Futurism / 11h
Warning Signs Bill Shepherd, the retired NASA astronaut who served as captain of the first crew to work on the International Space Station, just issued a serious warning to Congress. The space station has been showing its age, with new damage and other signs of wear being found in various modules. Most recently, Russian cosmonauts spotted about half a dozen new cracks in their Zarya module . And

Keep All Of Your Favorite Videos With This Award-Winning Download Software


Futurism / 11h
YouTube has led to some truly wild moments in the world, including making an elementary schooler a millionaire , but it can be difficult to preserve your memories if you lose a device or backup. After all, not every video site lets you download videos, and even a bookmarked video can vanish, even if you own the video in question. VDownloader helps you preserve your best videos, no matter where th

Star Trek: Lower Decks Gave Us a Happy Ending with Sex and an Evil Computer


100+Gizmodo / 11h
A lot of Star Trek: Lower Decks has been about taking classic setups and premises from series past and reframing them or poking holes with loving fun. So it’s rare to see the series riff on not one, but two fun stalwarts of the past and not really play them for laughs—even if it still uses them to strengthen the bonds… Read more...

American and JetBlue are getting sued, but your travel plans are safe


The Points Guy / 12h
You might’ve seen some splashy headlines this week about American Airlines and JetBlue getting sued by the Department of Justice. Specifically, the department filed a 42-page anti-trust suit challenging the 14-month-old Northeast Alliance between the two carriers, which includes 58 new routes and 175 codeshares to and from the New York and Boston metropolitan areas, along with frequent flyer bene

What's New on Hulu in October 2021


Lifehacker / 12h
I’d say October is going to be a rough month for the people behind the big pharma companies largely responsible for the United States’ opioid crisis, given that Hulu is debuting a hard-hitting documentary series exploring the harm that horrific business has done in the world, but, oh, they’re billionaires with… Read more...

Lamborghini Huracán STO: A final celebration before electrification


20TechCrunch / 12h
The Lamborghini Huracán is the best-selling sports car that Lamborghini makes, and its days as a combustion-powered super sports car are numbered. Since the Huracán’s inception in 2014, the company says it has sold 17,500 worldwide, but that won’t be enough to save the V10 engine — no matter how much customers want it. The new Huracán STO, or Super Trofeo Omologata, is the latest super sports car

This new SMS smishing malware is targeting Android mobile users


COVID TangleBot Android•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
TangleBot is a new mobile malware that can steal personal information and credentials using overlay screens.

UK appeals court rules AI cannot be listed as a patent inventor


UK Court Rules AI Patent•
26Engadget / 12h
Add the United Kingdom to the list of countries that says an artificial intelligence can’t be legally credited as an inventor. Per the BBC , the UK Court of Appeal recently ruled against Dr. Stephen Thaler in a case involving the country’s Intellectual Property Office. In 2018, Thaler filed two patent applications in which he didn’t list himself as the creator of the inventions mentioned in the d

Your Outdated iPhone May Still Get Security Updates


How-To Geek / 12h
Apple just released iOS version 12.5.5 for various older iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Surprising as it may seem, Apple actually released an update for iOS 12 back in June, so the company is regularly pushing security updates for older devices. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New York City Council Passes Historic Protections for App Delivery Workers


45Gizmodo / 12h
Delivery workers, accustomed to schlepping burrito bowls past armed robbers for table scraps, were granted some basic rights on Thursday by New York’s city council. In a nearly unanimous vote, they passed a suite of bills that will allow basic rights like bathroom access and minimum pay. Based on remarks made to THE… Read more...

Huge New Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Offers


One Mile at a Time / 12h
Marriott has co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase, and we’ve just seen some fantastic new bonuses rolled out on these cards. Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card offer Through November 3, 2021, the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card is offering a limited time two-part welcome bonus: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $5,000 within the first

HUGE New Marriott Offers Worth Up To 225,000 Points


View from the Wing / 12h
For part of last year it seemed credit card issuers didn't want new customers. Now they all seem to have turned that around, and their primary strategy to attract you to their cards is to massively increase the up front offers for getting approved. Chase and American Express are both out with new offers for their Marriott cards in a coordinated fashion, and these offers are very good. Continue re

Clubhouse announces Wave, making it easier to start casual private rooms


Clubhouse Wave Private•
TechCrunch / 12h
Today, Clubhouse is rolling out Wave, a feature that makes it easier to start private rooms with friends when you see that they’re online. Available globally on iOS and Android, Wave will replace starting a private room with friends. You can wave at multiple people at once, so long as they follow you, and anyone who accepts will join your private room as a speaker. To send a wave, navigate to the

Everything you need to know about cancel for any reason trip protection


100+The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. In January 2020, my husband and I decided to splurge and book a suite aboard a Celebrity Cruises springtime voyage on the line’s Apex ship . The cruise fare wasn’t insignificant, so we bought travel insurance — as we usually do for any big trip. We printed out policies from five different companies and carefully revi


Finally, there's an airbag for bikes – Future Blink


Mashable / 12h
A sport pack company called EVOC created an airbag specifically designed to complement bike backpacks.

How to Turn On Battery Saver on Windows 11


How-To Geek / 12h
If your Windows 11 device is running low on battery life—or you want to get the most out of every minute of power—you can turn on Battery Saver mode. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Get Your Kids to Exercise More Without Being That Parent


Lifehacker / 12h
My husband and I have a routine of switching off between watching our toddler so that we can go and play our grown-up sports of volleyball, tennis, and boxing. Read more...

Microsoft Edge update adds tab groups and new shopping features


25Engadget / 12h
Just ahead of the Windows 11 launch , Microsoft is rolling out some updates to Edge . Perhaps the most useful feature for most people is the addition of tab groups. You'll be able to assemble collections of tabs to make your browser a little less chaotic. To create a group, hold the control button and choose the tabs you want to include, then select "Add tabs to new group" from the right-click me

You can get a 75-inch 4K TV on sale for just $599.99 at Best Buy


TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
We've spotted this 75-inch 4K smart TV from Westinghouse on sale for just $599.99 - an incredible deal from Best Buy.

‘Cooking’ Moon rocks may play an important role in future lunar bases


SlashGear / 12h
Multiple space agencies plan to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon, but this process will require new solutions to old problems, such as how to get enough water to sustain astronauts and their operations. According to new research, “cooking” lunar soil may play an important role in supporting Moon bases going forward, at least when it comes to … Continue reading

5 iPhone apps for enhancing your old blurry photos with AI


33Mashable / 12h
If your pics aren't quite as sharp or clear as you'd like them to be, you probably wish something existed that could fix that via artificial intelligence (AI). After all, not everybody is a top-tier photo editor with access to top-tier photo editing software. Thankfully, it's the 2020s, and you have access to plenty of easy photo editing applications not named Adobe Photoshop, if you know where t

Why You Might Want a No-Fee Hotel Credit Card (Even If You Don’t Travel Often)


Rewards Annual Citi•
Lifehacker / 12h
Even if you only travel a few times a year, a hotel credit card with no annual fee can be worthwhile just for the perks alone. Many of these entry-level cards include free nights on rooms, insurance coverage, priority reservations, and no foreign transactions fees. Here’s a closer look at some of the best deals. Read more...

Scientists Working on Toilet That Identifies You by Your Butthole


5KFuturism / 12h
Researchers want to give the toilet a smart makeover — but we’re not talking about heated seats or bidet attachments. Take the Stanford School of Medicine, where The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are developing a scanner that can recognize the user’s unique “anal print,” or “distinctive features of their anoderm,” meaning the skin of the anal canal. To pull it off, they installed a


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