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Commerce platform ShopUp raises $75 million led by Valar in Bangladesh’s largest funding

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1KTechCrunch / 1d
ShopUp, a startup that is digitizing neighborhood stores in Bangladesh , has raised $75 million in a new financing round that is also the largest in the South Asian market. Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures led ShopUp ’s $75 million Series B round. Prosus Ventures as well as existing investors Flourish Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and VEON Ventures also invested in the round. The new investment, w

This Obscene Motorhome Includes a Slide Out Garage for a $3 Million Bugatti Chiron

6KGizmodo / 17h
In an extreme example of a company failing to ‘read the room,’ Volkner, an RV builder based in Germany, has revealed its most obnoxious creation to date: a $7.7 million gas-guzzling luxury motorhome with a built-in garage that can hold a $3 million Bugatti Chiron that boasts three times the horsepower of the RV that… Read more...

Bitcoin is now officially a legal currency in El Salvador

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500+Mashable / 21h
It's official: El Salvador is the first country in the world to accept Bitcoin as legal tender. The country passed the necessary legislation back in June, and today it went into effect, with President Nayib Bukele calling the moment historical. Tweet may have been deleted In practice, the new legislation means Bitcoin is now equal to El Salvador's legal fiat currency, which is the U.S. dollar, an

Meet the Mayku Multiplier: the ultimate machine for creative businesses

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 27min
Designed to optimize product manufacturing and prototyping, the Multiplier by Mayku could change batch production forever.

Oppo Enco Buds budget TWS with up to 24 hours battery launched

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 27min
Oppo Enco Buds also comes with intelligent noise cancellation for call and it is priced around Rs 2,400 in Thailand.

Bitcoin crashes on first day as El Salvador's legal tender

El Salvador Bitcoin•
100+BBC News - Technology / 31min
Technological glitches plagued the first day of El Salvador accepting Bitcoin as legal tender.

If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?

NYT > Technology / 34min
As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces.

Logitech Logi Dock aims to solve multiple home office problems

SlashGear / 42min
Logitech today announced the Logi Dock, a new device that serves as both a docking station and a speakerphone. The Logi Dock is aimed directly at those who find themselves working at home either temporarily or permanently because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, it seems the Logi Dock is targeted at remote employees who could benefit from a little … Continue reading

Lenovo's IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is an ultralight laptop with an OLED display

Lenovo IdeaPad 7 Carbon•
Engadget / 1h
Lenovo has announced a new lineup of PCs, tablets and monitors at Tech World 2021. The most notable of the bunch is the IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon — a 14-inch Windows 11 laptop that weighs 2.37 lbs and is equipped with an OLED display made by Samsung. As its name implies, the device's chassis is made of carbon fiber and magnesium alloy for lightness and strength. Its display has a QHD+ resolution and

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook adds a bigger option to popular 2-in-1

SlashGear / 1h
It’s time for Lenovo’s annual Tech World event, and, of course, it has plenty of new products to show off. Those range from its Yoga line of Windows-powered laptops to a variety of Android tablets. One new device that stands out is the new Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook, a.k.a. the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 in other markets. More than … Continue reading

LG's latest display innovation can solve the biggest issue that foldables have

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
LG Chem has developed a new solution that will make the foldable panels stronger and will ensure that they do not develop crease when folded often.

Twitter pivoting to be a more visual-friendly platform?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Twitter is experimenting with edge-to-edge media in tweets on iOS, creating a more full-screen, almost Instagram-like experience for the photos and videos on the timeline.

PSA: Telstra customers on NBN 100/40 will lose their fast upload speeds

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Telstra NBN customers on legacy 100/40 plans are being moved to its 100/20 option, but we’ve found alternatives.

Owl Ventures and Harvard Management Company back India’s study abroad platform Leap in $55 million round

Leap India TechCrunch•
TechCrunch / 2h
Leap, a two-year-old startup with headquarters in San Francisco and Bangalore that is helping students in India find the right college abroad, prepare for entrance tests, and also secure visas and loan, said on Wednesday it has raised $55 million in a new financing round from several high-profile edtech backers. Leap said it has raised $55 million in a new financing round led by Owl Ventures. The

Indian fintech Slice launches $27 credit limit cards to tap 200 million users

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23TechCrunch / 3h
Even as there are hundreds of millions of Indians who have bank accounts, only about 30 million of them have credit cards. The adoption rate of the plastic card has largely remained stagnant in the South Asian nation for the last few years. The relatively young credit-rating system in India covers only a tiny fraction of the nation’s population. And banks neither have sophisticated underwriting s

New IBM Power E1080 server promises dramatic increases in energy efficiency, power

New IBM Power E1080•
TechCrunch / 3h
We know that large data centers running powerful servers use vast amounts of electricity. Anything that can reduce consumption would be a welcome change, especially in a time of climate upheaval . That’s where the new IBM Power E1080 server , which is powered by the latest Power10 processors, comes into play. IBM claims it can consolidate the work of 126 competitive servers down to just two E1080

Amazon Music Unlimited is free for a limited time. Here's how to sign up.

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Until Sept. 23, a three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited is available for free. Do not pay for Amazon Music Unlimited. We don't know how many times we need to say it, but you really shouldn't be paying for this service. It is regularly on offer, and you shouldn't pay a penny as long as you remember to cancel your subscription before the trial period comes to an end. Until Sept.

Microsoft snaps up in-browser video editing software startup Clipchamp

Microsoft Clipchamp•
Engadget / 3h
Microsoft's latest acquisition could add an easy-to-use video editing experience to its software suite. The tech giant has purchased a startup called Clipchamp, which is known for its in-browser video creation and editing tool. In its announcement , Microsoft says Clipchamp's approach combines "the simplicity of a web app with the ability to process video using the full computing power of a PC wi

Realme GT Master Edition 6GB variant goes on sale today with big discount

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Realme GT Master Edition 6GB variant will go on sale in India for the first time with Rs 2,000 off on pre-paid orders.

Learn everything about Python for under £30 with this bootcamp bundle

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The 2021 Premium Python Certification Bootcamp Bundle is on sale for £25.33 as of Sept. 8, saving you 98% on list price. Interested in learning Python , the general-purpose language often used for data science and machine learning? While it is considered one of the easier languages to learn, it never hurts to have some guidance — and this Premium Python Bootcamp will get you started off on

Start making your own IoT devices with this Arduino coding bundle

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Ultimate Arduino Coding Power Course Bundle is on sale for £28.89 as of Sept. 8, saving you 98% on list price. Summer is over. So, you might as well prepare now with some new ways to stimulate your mind over the winter months. If you’re over the puzzle craze and you’ve played every video game in your arsenal, perhaps try something more challenging, like coding your own Internet of Thin

Save up to 73% on these Microsoft 365 Family cybersecurity bundles

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Until midnight on Sept. 8, you can save up to 73% on Microsoft 365 Family bundles. The online shopping world is in that strangely quiet time between Prime Day and Black Friday. It's quiet, but it's definitely not silent. There are still plenty of impressive deals out there. You just need to know where to look. Amazon is hosting a bunch of decent deals this week, but the Microsoft 365 Famil

Lenovo's Fall Lineup Includes Ryzen Windows 11 Laptops

Lenovo IdeaPad 7 Carbon•
Gizmodo / 3h
Lenovo has an absolute ton of devices coming this fall, and of particular note are the company’s new Windows laptops and Chromebooks. The company just took the wraps off its first AMD Ryzen-based IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon, along with an update to the Chromebook Duet, which was one of the more popular Chrome OS devices to… Read more...

Galaxy Note 9 moves to quarterly updates, Galaxy Note FE reaches the end

SlashGear / 3h
Once upon a time, Samsung seemed to have a short-term memory problem that made it conveniently forget one-year-old smartphones. These days, the world’s biggest smartphone maker has been lauded for even outdoing Google in promising years of support for its phones. That change applied not just to the newest models, but even older ones have benefited as well. Unfortunately, all … Continue reading

Chrome OS Tote can have shortcuts for anything on your Chromebook

SlashGear / 4h
The amount of digital content we create these days also means there’s an equally large or even larger amount of content we acquire day in and day out. Once upon a time, that would have resulted in a desktop or workspace cluttered with icons, but these days that translates to innumerable files, downloads, screenshots, and everything else. Although not exactly … Continue reading

MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm again in Q2 2021 as biggest mobile chipmaker

SlashGear / 4h
There is an ongoing global chip shortage, but you might not think that’s the case after hearing Counterpoint Research’s latest market analysis report. At least as far as smartphones are concerned, the application processor (AP) and System-on-Chip (SoC) industry seem to still be on the rise, despite those economic odds. Perhaps more interesting is the revelation that, for yet another … Continue re

Large earthquake hits near Mexican tourist region of Acapulco

The Points Guy / 4h
Breaking news out of Mexico late Tuesday night Sept. 7 as the New York Times and others report that a major earthquake measuring at least 7.0 hit near the popular tourist town of Acapulco. Reuters reports tonight that there are damaged buildings in Acapulco. According to Reuters, the United States Geological Service pegs the quake’s epicenter as just 11 miles northeast of the city. Buildings shoo

'You bloody fool': An Australian duck that learned to curse like a local

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Ripper, a musk duck in Australia, learnt to mimic certain sounds, including closing doors and calling someone a "bloody fool".

Act Fast And Get These Top eLearning Bundles For $15 Each

Futurism / 5h
For just a few days, you can get our top eLearning bundles for just $15. Whether you’re looking to invest , code, or hack, these courses will fit the bill. The Complete Cryptocurrency Investment Bundle Created by blockchain experts, such as Blockchain Institute of Technology certified lecturer George Levy, this bundle starts with the basics of how cryptocurrency works and how investors profit fro

Samsung wants to have a 576MP smartphone camera in four years

SlashGear / 5h
After CPU clock cycles, the mobile numbers game has seemingly shifted to pixel counts. While it has been repeatedly proven that higher doesn’t always mean better, that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from flaunting large figures, especially in marketing materials. It doesn’t really hurt if you have dozens or even hundreds of megapixels if you can cram that many in a sensor, … Continue reading

LG Real Folding Window display cover promises to make creases disappear

SlashGear / 6h
The launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 has once again ignited discussions about foldable devices. While Samsung’s third-gen foldable phones arguably have more durable screens this time, they still fall victim to one of the biggest flaws of such foldable displays. It might be a long time before we reach the ideal bendable glass, … Continue reading

Geely’s ride-hailing unit Cao Cao Mobility raises $589M Series B to upgrade tech and expand fleet

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21TechCrunch / 6h
Cao Cao Mobility, the ride-hailing unit of Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Holdings, has announced a $589 million (RMB 3.8 billion) Series B raise that the company says will help it upgrade its technology and expand its fleet, according to a statement released by the company (in Chinese). The raise, which Cao Cao announced on Monday, brings the company’s total funding to around $773.2 million

Choose your 'The Matrix Resurrections' teaser trailer: Red, or blue?

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200+Mashable / 6h
The Matrix Resurrections , the fourth film in the franchise, is no longer a glitch in your fantasies — it's real, and the full trailer drops tomorrow. In the meantime, you can catch your first glimpse of the new footage in this cool interactive teaser , which offers you a choice. You know the deal: red pill or blue pill? Head on over to (a clever resurrection

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures closes $115M third fund

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Intudo Ventures , the “Indonesia-only” investment firm, announced today it has closed its third fund, totaling $115 million. Called Intudo Ventures Fund III, it was raised in less than three months and oversubscribed. Fund III’s limited partners include Black Kite Investments, the family office of Singaporean businessman Koh Bon Hwee; Wasson Enterprises, the family office of former Walgreens Boot

E-commerce aggregator Rainforest raises $20M just months after its last funding

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40TechCrunch / 6h
Four months after its last funding announcement, Singapore-based e-commerce aggregator Rainforest has closed a $20 million pre-Series A round led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. Other participants included January Capital, Crossbeam Venture Partners, Amasia and Lo & Behold Group, along with returning investors Nordstar and Insignia Venture Partners. Rainforest announced in May that it had raised $6.55 m

Galaxy S22 Exynos 2200 US availability might be limited to one carrier

SlashGear / 6h
There is plenty of positive pre-release talk about the Exynos 2200, especially its performance, but that might all be for naught when launch day arrives. That’s because the availability of devices using this much-awaited AMD-powered mobile chipset could be severely limited to the point of being absent even in Samsung’s hometown. That said, there are some markets and key players … Continue reading

Extremely Deadly Virus Spreading in India

1KFuturism / 7h
The state government of Kerala in India is currently scrambling to fight an outbreak of the extremely deadly Nipah virus after it killed a 12-year-old boy on Sunday. The Nipah virus is considered to be one of the deadliest to ever infect humans, CBS News reports . The last time there was a Nipah outbreak in India, it killed 17 of the 18 patients who were infected. The disease is far less contagio

The internet could go down for months the next time our sun has a tantrum

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
A new study warns that a substantial solar storm could cut off huge swaths of the world from the Internet with less than a day's notice.

Sci-Fi Short Down To Earth Feels Like an Australian Stranger Things

Gizmodo / 7h
As summer creeps to a close, best buddies Alex and Eddie spend their days patrolling their rural Australian town on their BMX bikes with their walkie-talkies , waiting for something... anything to happen . At first, the biggest event is the return of Stacey, Alex’s neighbor, on whom he happens to have a mega-crush. But… Read more...

How does any air fryer work?

Mashable / 7h
Air fryers are pretty neat. If you blast the heat, you can create crisp, crunchy food in no time flat. Or you can reheat leftovers evenly on a lower setting. Or, if you're really wise, you roast vegetables to perfection . But, let's say you're new to air fryers, or you're just curious: How do air fryers actually work? Well, that's a question with a couple different answers. The first answer is si

Netflix will release an interactive WWE horror movie for Halloween

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SlashGear / 7h
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has teamed up with Netflix to release an interactive horror movie based on The Undertaker, the professional name used by retired wrestler Mark Calaway. As with Bandersnatch and a handful of kids shows, Escape the Undertaker will allow viewers to decide how the movie ends. Netflix teased the show in a post about its upcoming horror … Continue reading

'You Bloody Fool,' Says First Talking Duck Known to Science

97Gizmodo / 7h
Thirty years ago, Ripper the duck sounded as if he’d had enough. “You bloody fool,” he repeated relentlessly in a recently rediscovered recording. Read more...

Here’s What Food And Service Are Like In American Airlines First Class Right Now

View from the Wing / 8h
American Airlines is offering old US Airways first class service now: poor legroom, no seat back video, no power (at least on my flights), and real meals on only a handful of routes. They can’t generate the revenue premium they need – given their cost structure and debt – with a product that customers won’t want to pay for. Continue reading ...

Steve From Blue's Clues Is Sorry for Ghosting You

500+Gizmodo / 8h
There are two scandals in Nickelodeon ’s Blue’s Clues history that will be forever seared into the memories of folks who grew up watching the series during its original run: when Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper had their baby Paprika in the season one finale, and when Blue’s first owner Steve (Burns) left the show in 2002. Read more...

Facebook and Ray-Ban tease their own Snapchat Spectacles-like smart glasses

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Facebook and Ray-Ban are teaming up to release new smart glasses that might follow the Snapchat Spectacles.

Texas abortion website is down again after onslaught of fake reports

SlashGear / 8h
The Texas Right to Life group’s abortion ‘whistleblower’ website is down again, this time redirecting to the group’s website. This is the second time the website’s tips platform has been shut down, each amid an onslaught of fake reports from all over the country. The website will return, the group claims, but the timeline for this return hasn’t been revealed. … Continue reading

LG Shows Off Foldable Plastic Display That Promises to Be As Hard As Glass

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23Gizmodo / 8h
LG is done making smartphones, though that doesn’t mean it isn’t still attempting to one-up its biggest rival. Samsung beat the competition to the punch with foldable phones , but its bendable screens came with a preinstalled layer of protective film to keep the display from falling apart. LG’s solution to this… Read more...

The Live-Action Rick and Morty Director Told Christopher Lloyd to Get 'Unhinged'

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Ahead of Rick and Morty ’s season five finale this past weekend, Adult Swim suddenly began dropping a series of live-action shorts starring Christopher Lloyd and Jaeden Martell as the unhealthy grandfather/grandson duo. io9 was curious to learn more, so we spoke with director Paul B. Cummings. Read more...

I'm Lovin' IT

Gizmodo / 8h
It’s not unusual for large companies to commit occasional data screw-ups, and McDonald’s, glorious provider of caloric excess to billions , is the most recent offender. Read more...

The latest animated Pokémon movie is coming to Netflix on October 8th

Pokémon Jungle Netflix•
Engadget / 8h
After making its debut in Japan last year, the Pokémon franchise’s 23rd animated movie is making its way to Netflix . Outside of Japan, China and Korea, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle will debut globally on the streaming platform on October 8th. The premiere will mark the film’s international debut. The film is essentially Pokémon’s take on the tale of Tarzan. When Ash and Pikachu go to

UK’s Marshmallow raises $85M on a $1.25B valuation for its more inclusive, big-data take on car insurance

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34TechCrunch / 8h
Marshmallow — a U.K.-based car insurance provider that has made a name for itself in the market by providing a new approach to car insurance aimed at using a wider set of data points and clever algorithms to net a more diverse set of customers and provide more competitive rates — is announcing a milestone today in its life as a startup, as well as in the bigger U.K. tech world. The London company

7 Reasons To Get The Citi Premier Card

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
The $95 annual fee Citi Premier ® Card ( review ) is one of the most rewarding mid-range credit cards. While many people might be familiar with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card ( review ), the Citi Premier is an overlooked competitor (or complement, depending on how you look at it). In this post, I wanted to share seven reasons you should get the Citi Premier, if you don’t yet have it. There ha

Experts Call for More Regulation of E-Cigarettes Ahead of Major FDA Decision

Gizmodo / 9h
A new, international survey of experts found wide agreement that vaping devices like e-cigarettes are safer than traditional tobacco products. But the experts also expressed that vaping products should only be sold in specialized stores and shouldn’t be used inside public spaces. The findings come just before the Food… Read more...

Bose could trounce the Sonos Arc with its new Dolby Atmos soundbar

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Sonos Arc is a formidable Dolby Atmos soundbar, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is going even bigger on spatial audio.

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 combines spatial audio tech and Dolby Atmos

Bose Soundbar Dolby Atmos•
SlashGear / 9h
Audio company Bose has introduced its new Smart Soundbar 900, a long speaker for your home entertainment system. The model packs Bose’s spatial audio technology, offering an audio experience that seemingly projects different aspects of the audio to various parts of the room. A ‘comparable’ experience is offered even if the source doesn’t offer Dolby Atmos audio. The Bose Smart … Continue reading

Will MacBooks of the future come with heartrate monitors?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A newly filed patent indicates that Apple is exploring putting a heartrate monitor in the palm rest of a MacBook. But...why?

Idaho begins rationing care as hospitals crumple under COVID load

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Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Coronavirus preparedness tent set up outside hospital emergency room entrance at Gritman Medical Center in the northern Idaho city of Moscow in March 2020. (credit: Getty | Education Images ) The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Monday activated its "crisis standards of care" in 10 northern hospitals hard-hit by staff shortages, hospital bed shortages, and a "massive increase i

Amazon Invests in the Amazon Rainforest Instead of Just Paying Its Damn Taxes

Gizmodo / 9h
Amazon, as in the corporation, is investing in the Amazon, as in the rainforest. The multinational conglomerate announced the new initiative on Tuesday, saying it will help fight the climate crisis. But in doing so, Amazon conveniently skirted addressing its own role in fueling that crisis. Surprise, surprise. Read more...

Daily Crunch: Hyundai to provide hydrogen fuel cell versions of all commercial vehicles by 2028

21TechCrunch / 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 back to the Daily Crunch for Tuesday, September 7, 2021! Your regular host Alex Wilhelm is AFK for the next few days, so I (Greg Kumparak) will be handling his newsletter duties. Alex may be smarter, nicer and generally a better human than I am, b

Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization

50TechCrunch / 9h
Sindhya Valloppillil Contributor Sindhya Valloppillil is the founder and CEO of Skin Dossier, a venture partner at Next Gen Ventures, a freelance writer and formerly a beauty industry executive and marketing professor. More posts by this contributor It may not be as glamorous as D2C, but beauty tech is big money We have been raised to believe in recycling, but it has mostly been a sham — only 9%

Virgin Atlantic is extending elite status and vouchers by another 6 months

The Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the latest information. Virgin Atlantic is extending elite status, as well as upgrade, companion and Clubhouse vouchers for members of its Flying Club due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic . On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Virgin announced it’s giving elite members more time to maintain their status, as well as extending the expiration dates on some benefits

These Advanced Dog Vitamins Are Formulated to Help Your Pets as They Age

Futurism / 9h
Thanks to a variety of advancements in veterinary care and dietary habits, dogs are not just living better, but also longer. In 2020, nearly 50-percent of American dog owners had a dog age 7 or older. While dogs living longer is obviously a good thing, owners are now being forced to deal with more age-related issues than ever before. However, getting older doesn’t have to be unduly hard on your p

How to Mass Delete Emails to Free Up Gmail Storage

100Gizmodo / 9h
You get 15GB of free storage with a Gmail account, and in the early years it seems impossible to fill up that much space. But after a decade of saving messages just because—whether it be receipts, family vacation-planning threads, coupon codes for a store you never shop at, love letters, you name it—you’ll find… Read more...

Game studio CEO ousted after tweeting he’s “proud” to support Texas abortion ban

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63Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Killing Floor 2 . (credit: Tripwire Interactive ) Over Labor Day weekend, a social media firestorm began when Tripwire CEO John Gibson tweeted his endorsement of a recent Texas anti-abortion law that prohibits abortions at six weeks. The controversy ended with Gibson's swift departure from his company, following disavowals from multiple associated studios. Tripwire Interactive, the Geor

Hulu price increase arrives in October: All the details

SlashGear / 10h
Hulu has sent out an email alerting its subscribers to an upcoming price increase, giving them a chance to decide whether they want to renew their plan next month or cancel before the higher rate takes effect. According to the company, consumers will pay a dollar more per month for the cheaper plan with ads, as well as for the … Continue reading

How to Break Through a Lifting Plateau

Lifehacker / 10h
When you start lifting, those first few weeks are bliss. Sure, maybe you’re sore sometimes and get confused about how to do each new exercise, but you can add weight to the bar every week, maybe every workout, and you feel unstoppable. No gain train goes on forever though, so what do you do when the weights stop going… Read more...

ProtonMail removed “we do not keep any IP logs” from its privacy policy

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Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / ProtonMail offers end-to-end encryption and a stated focus on privacy for its email service—which offers a user interface quite similar to those of more mainstream services such as Gmail. (credit: Jim Salter ) This weekend, news broke that security/privacy-focused anonymous email service ProtonMail turned over a French climate activist's IP address and browser fingerprint to Swiss autho

Surrounding Shang-Chi With Powerful Women Was Vital to the Story

400+Gizmodo / 10h
The Asian women in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are some of the fiercest women to ever appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe . Even though the story centers on Shang-Chi ( Simu Liu ), the women are just as strong—if not stronger—fighters. io9 spoke with newcomer and Shang-Chi standout Meng’er Zhang and… Read more...

Aerospace primes Northrop, Lockheed join in Orbit Fab’s over $10M funding round

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48TechCrunch / 10h
San Francisco-based startup Orbit Fab wants to be the go-to source for orbital refueling, and now it has raised over $10 million in its quest to get there. The money will go toward funding a refueling trial that’s due to launch as early as the end of 2022, in which the company plans to send to space two refueling shuttles that will repeatedly perform a three-step dock, transfer fuel and undock pr

This is why Milwaukee is a great pandemic travel destination

69The Points Guy / 10h
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent many summers road-tripping around the Midwest with my parents. One destination we visited frequently was Milwaukee — the largest city in nearby Wisconsin. It’s a quick drive or 90-minute Amtrak ride from Chicago to Milwaukee, and it transports you into a new world. Milwaukee has a bustling downtown, many great neighborhoods and plenty of attractions for

Twitter is testing big ol’ full-width photos and videos

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71TechCrunch / 10h
Twitter is exploring ways to build a more visually immersive experience with its latest test, which brings edge-to-edge tweets to the app on iOS. Full-width images and videos track for the direction the company has shown some interest in going lately. Twitter introduced bigger images with improved cropping controls for its pair of mobile apps earlier this year , making plenty of photographers and

The Lead of Apple’s Secretive Car Project Just Left to Join Ford

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100+Futurism / 10h
Empty Seats Apple’s secretive self-driving car project has been served its next big blow, putting an already troubled project on even thinner ice. The project’s lead Doug Field is leaving to join Ford as its chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer, Bloomberg reports . Field has a packed résumé. The automotive veteran was also crucial in helping Tesla launch its blockbuster sedan, t

The Right's Favorite Web Refuge Has Also Booted Texas's Abortion Snitching Website

500+Gizmodo / 10h
Epik, the domain registrar which agreed to take in Parler after the Capitol insurrection, has drawn the line. It is: anonymous jackasses ratting out people seeking abortions in Texas, which are now practically outlawed in that state. Users of could submit “anonymous tips” to “Help Enforce the… Read more...

Pirate site blocking challenged by DNS resolver

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
DNS resolver Quad9 has submitted an appeal regarding the decision of German ISPs to voluntarily block pirate sites.

First-Ever Spill of 'Frankenstein Fuels' Occurred Last Year, Researchers Find

42Gizmodo / 10h
A new analysis takes a look at what the authors say is the environmental impact of the first-ever spill of a new kind of marine fuel oil. The fuel was developed in response to regulations intended to lower sulfur emissions from the dirty shipping industry but is raising more environmental questions as it’s more widely… Read more...

Automakers race to design desire for luxury and tech

53TechCrunch / 10h
In late summer, car collectors converged in Monterey, Detroit and, most recently, Oxford, England, in an annual tradition focused on ogling over — and oftentimes bidding for — luxury and historic vehicles. The outdoor luxury automotive events ruled in 2021 after a universal pause the year before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The events, which included the Goodwood Festival Speed in July, Monterey

Confirmed: A duck named Ripper learned how to say “You bloody fool!”

Ripper Australian Duck•
Ars Technica / 10h
Biziura lobata Enlarge / Male musk duck ( Biziura lobata ) captured in camera chillaxing in the wild in Sandford, Tasmania, Australia. Not the same duck recorded 30 years ago saying "You bloody fool!" (credit: JJ Harrison /CC BY 3.0 ) In 1987, a researcher in Australia recorded a male musk duck named Ripper producing a vocalization that sounded very much like "You bloody fool," along with sounds

Why Do People Forget The Primary Purpose Of An Airport? [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 ...

Twitter web test lets you remove followers without blocking them

Twitter Remove Followers•
Engadget / 10h
Twitter has launched its second feature test in one day, and this one could be particularly helpful if you've ever been subjected to online abuse. A newly available web test lets you remove followers without blocking them. You'll disappear from their feed without notifications that might spark harassment and threats. The social network hasn't said if or when it might roll out follower removals. T

AI as a service to solve your business problems? Guess again

AI Finance India Today•
32TechCrunch / 10h
Ralf Haller Contributor Ralf Haller is the executive vice president of sales and marketing at NNAISENSE . SaaS, PaaS – and now AIaaS: Entrepreneurial, forward-thinking companies will attempt to provide customers of all types with artificial intelligence-powered plug-and-play solutions for myriad business problems. Industries of all types are embracing off-the-shelf AI solutions. According to indu

These Abortion 'Hot Takes' Are Bad, Actually

38Lifehacker / 10h
When the Supreme Court declined to block Texas SB8—which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy , functionally banning the procedure altogether—it set off an emotional shockwave. People processed their feelings on Twitter, firing off all manner of spicy tweets about backwards Texans, ignorant male politicians who… Read more...

The ultimate guide to the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection

The Points Guy / 10h
There exist scores of various credit card-powered hotel portals that claim they’ll grant you VIP treatment at select hotels around the world. You’ve probably heard of: American Express Fine Hotels + Resorts . The Hotel Collection by American Express . Chase Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection . Mastercard Luxury Hotels & Resorts . The redundancy of it all. Are there any distinguishable differences a

NASA shows off images of Perseverance’s first Mars rock sample

SlashGear / 10h
A few days after announcing that the Perseverance rover’s second sample collection effort was a success, NASA has shared images of the actual sample within the titanium tube where it is stored. The sample image was made possible using a camera on the rover called the Sampling and Caching System Camera, confirming that a tiny piece of Mars has been … Continue reading

Hulu Is Raising Its Prices Again

Hulu Monthly Disney•
Gizmodo / 10h
Less than one year after Hulu jacked up the price of its Hulu with Live TV subscription package, the streaming service is preparing to put another dent in customers’ wallets by raising prices once again. Read more...

Apple loses automotive executive Doug Field to Ford

Ford Apple Doug Field•
46Engadget / 10h
Add another wrinkle to Apple’s oft-rumored efforts to build its own electric vehicle. On Tuesday, Ford announced the hire of Doug Field . The former Tesla executive, known for his involvement in the development of the Model 3 , most recently held the position of vice president of special projects at Apple. It’s believed Field oversaw Project Titan. In his new position of chief advanced technology

Apple hid an AR effect in its iPhone event invite

Apple iPhone Event AR•
100+Mashable / 11h
Now that speculation over the date of the highly anticipated "iPhone 13" event has been put to rest, we can turn our attention to the trail of clues Apple has left inside its announcement. Opening the September 14 event page on an iPhone reveals a graphic that mimics the video being shared by company bigwigs on Twitter: The glowing Apple logo floating over an alpine lake. But it's when you tap on

Instant Miso Soup Is the Perfect Travel Food

24Lifehacker / 11h
Little packets of instant miso soup are as delicious as they are convenient. I eat miso soup for breakfast (with a microwaved-poached egg ), but its utility reaches far beyond the first meal of the day, especially if you are flying, road-tripping, camping, or traveling in any way. Read more...

Deal alert: Widespread Europe sale with business-class seats for under $1,000 round-trip

The Points Guy / 11h
Flying to Europe can get pricey, but Icelandair is currently offering fares for business-class seats under $1,000 round-trip. If flying to various cities in mainland Europe, you’ll connect through Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), first. There’s plenty of availability well into May 2022, for both the departure and arrival cities. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up f

Everything We've Seen in The Matrix: Resurrections' 180,000 Teasers (So Far)

300+Gizmodo / 11h
The first look at The Matrix: Resurrections is here —or should we say, first looks ? I guess we should, because if you head to WhatIsThe and click one of the pills, you will be treated to one of 180,000 variations of the teaser, compiled from a random assortment of tiny, incremental shots from the movie.… Read more...

5 factors that can make or break a startup’s growth journey

34TechCrunch / 11h
Brian Rothenberg Contributor Brian Rothenberg is a partner at Defy , a two-time former founder and growth executive. The “health” of a startup’s growth can be a strong predictor of how large and valuable it can become. Our generation’s most valuable startups have all sustained a high rate of user/revenue growth over an extended period of time. As such, founders, employees and investors are all tr

Elon Musk Mocks Jeff Bezos’ Attempt to Develop Immortality Tech

500+Futurism / 11h
Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is reportedly pouring millions into a mysterious anti-aging research startup in Silicon Valley — efforts that are already earning him derision from space competitor and fellow billionaire Elon Musk. The startup, called Altos Labs, is looking into ways to reverse aging in human cells. That type of work has shown some promise , but is still in its very earl

Continental's eco-friendly concept tire includes a renewable tread

Continental GreenConcept•
20Engadget / 11h
Many efforts are underway to reduce the environmental impact of cars , but what about the tires those cars ride on? Continental thinks it might help. Roadshow reports the company has introduced the Conti GreenConcept (yes, a concept tire) where more than half of the materials are "traceable, renewable and recycled." You can even renew the natural rubber tread with little trouble — not a completel

Jane Fonda's blog is one of the internet's greatest treasures

28Mashable / 11h
Fans of Jane Fonda know she's a legendary actor, activist, author, fitness instructor, and model. But it's time people start appreciating her unsung talent: blogging. Yes, blogging. On Jan. 5, 2009, Fonda logged on to her website and announced her "exciting and a little scary" decision to start a blog. In a post titled, "A NEW YEAR," she explained her desire to embark on the project. She was movi

Cleared for Takeoff: A honeymoon in French Polynesia with Chase and Amex points

The Points Guy / 11h
Cleared for Takeoff is a weekly series showing readers like you the best ways to book adventures using points and miles. If you’d like tips on booking your own trip using miles, please email us with your preferred itinerary and current mileage balance. With beautiful sunsets and overwater villas, French Polynesia is a popular honeymoon destination. So, for today’s Cleared for Takeoff story, I’ll

Apple Car lead Doug Field heads (back) to Ford

Ford Apple Doug Field•
SlashGear / 11h
Ford just announced Doug Field as their new Advanced Technology and Embedded Systems Officer. Field most recently worked at Apple as Vice President of Special Products. Field worked with Apple in this position for just a bit over 3 years. Field also worked with Tesla Motors, Segway, DEKA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc., and Ford. Field started his career at … Continue reading

Facebook and Ray-Ban tease smart glasses ahead of this week’s reveal

SlashGear / 11h
We’ve known since Zuckerberg’s confirmation in July that Facebook plans to launch a pair of smart glasses. The product was said at the time to feature Ray-Ban’s ‘form factor,’ and now we have the vaguest idea of what the design may look like. Ray-Ban has launched a promotional page on its website with a teaser for the smart glasses, as … Continue reading

Amazon Fire Tablets And Kindles Are on Sale Right Now

46Wired / 11h
Need a cheap slate or ebook reader? These prices are some of the best we've seen outside of Prime Day.

Latest 'Call of Duty: Vanguard' trailer offers a first look at multiplayer

Call of Duty Vanguard•
Engadget / 11h
With Vanguard , Activision’s Call of Duty franchise is returning to the Second World War for the first time since 2017’s WWII . We already had a chance to take in the new single-player story lead developer Sledgehammer Games plans to tell, but we’ve only seen a few glimpses of the title’s multiplayer offering outside of its Champion Hill mode . That changed on Tuesday when the studio broadcast a

How to Choose (and Pack) the Perfect Gym Bag

Lifehacker / 11h
Packing for the gym is a bit like packing for a trip: You need to have all the supplies you’ll need for your destination, and you also need everything to be organized so you can find it at the right time. And just to keep things fun, you have to have a plan for dealing with contents that will often be wet and smelly. Read more...

Extra Crunch roundup: Options pool rules, voice tech hurdles, keeping employees engaged

40TechCrunch / 11h
“In today’s cash-rich environment, options are more valuable than cash,” says Allen Miller, a principal at Oak HC/FT. “In turn, managing your option pool may be the most effective action you can take to ensure you can recruit and retain talent.” In an article squarely aimed at early-stage founders , Miller shares best practices for protecting your option pool, lists the mistakes many founders mak

Inmates Treated With Ivermectin Without Their Knowledge

500+Futurism / 11h
The doctor at an Arkansas jail is being investigated for treating inmates who had COVID-19 with ivermectin — and lying to them about it. In case you don’t recognize the name, ivermectin is the anti-parasite drug that can be used to treat human conditions including head lice, scabies, and trichuriasis, but is more commonly known as a horse de-wormer . Lately, it’s become the new hydroxychloroquine

Rare Sighting of Angel Shark Raises Hope for the Critically Endangered Species

89Gizmodo / 11h
Remarkable footage of a lone juvenile angel shark suggests the endangered species is actively breeding in British waters. Read more...

You Can Install Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware, But You Might Not Want To

Microsoft Windows 11•
22Lifehacker / 12h
Microsoft’s strict hardware requirements for the upcoming Windows 11 have left many users behind, but it turns out there’s a way to install the new OS even if your PC’s processor or security features don’t meet the company’s standards —though it’s not guaranteed to run properly. Read more...

Jumeirah Maldives coming soon to North Malé Atoll

The Points Guy / 12h
Deciding to go to the Maldives — currently open to all visitors who can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than four days before arrival — isn’t the hard part. It’s deciding where to stay in the Maldives where things get tricky, so dizzying are the options when it comes to private island resorts, overwater bungalows , luxury villas and the like that are constantly popping up, wh

Martyrs Lane Is a Dark Fairy Tale Exploring the Horrors of Grief

Gizmodo / 12h
Martyrs Lane , from U.K. writer-director Ruth Platt —an expansion of her 2019 short film—is a supernatural mystery told from the point of view of a child. The film pieces itself together slowly, telegraphing its conclusion far earlier to the viewer than to its protagonist. However, having a good idea of where the… Read more...

A Chinese EV startup wants to build a ridable robot unicorn for kids

Chinese Startup Wants•
100+Engadget / 12h
Never mind buying a robot dog for your kids — you might just get them a mythical creature instead. Chinese EV maker Xpeng has teased a robot unicorn meant for children to ride. As SCMP notes , the quadruped will take advantage of Xpeng's experiences with autonomous driving and other AI tasks to navigate multiple terrain types, recognize objects and provide "emotional interaction." The company is

iPhone 13 launch event invite: how to see the AR Easter Egg

Apple iPhone Event AR•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The iPhone 13 launch event is official, and there's an AR Easter Egg hidden in the invite – here's how to see it.

Bamboo Airways Plans Vietnam To USA Flights

500+One Mile at a Time / 12h
For the past several months there has been talk of Bamboo Airways’ plans to launch flights between Vietnam and the United States. There are a lot of foreign airlines that talk about launching flights to the United States, but often it doesn’t materialize. Well, Bamboo Airways is very much moving forward with its plans, and we could see regularly scheduled flights between the two countries within

Ford hires Apple executive who led its secret car project

Ford Apple Doug Field•
35TechCrunch / 12h
Ford Motor has hired Doug Field, the engineering executive who was leading Apple’s special projects team, as the automaker seeks to gain an edge in software and other advanced technology. Field, who previously was senior vice president of engineering at Tesla, was named Tuesday as Ford’s chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer. Field was most recently VP of Apple Special Projects,

Galaxy Note 9 Will No Longer Get Monthly Software Updates Just as AT&T Is Giving It Out for Free

Gizmodo / 12h
AT&T has been proactively doling out its stock of LTE smartphones to subscribers still relying on its antiquated 3G network ahead of 3G’s death. The carrier has been pushing these devices to customers who risk not having an active cellular connection once it shuts off the network in February 2022. The shutdown will… Read more...

Chinese Probe Returns to Moon From Deep Space, for Unknown Purpose

500+Futurism / 12h
Rear View The Chang’e-5 orbiter, one of the spacecraft from China’s lunar sample return mission of the same name from last year, just changed course and seems to be heading back toward the Moon. After ferrying the Moon rocks to Earth, the Chang’e-5 orbiter shipped right back out toward a Lagrange point where the gravitational pull from Earth and the Sun are equal but opposite. But after a roughly

NASA chief on Blue Origin protest: “They have every right” to sue

Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Former Florida Senator Bill Nelson was confirmed as NASA administrator earlier this year. (credit: NASA) NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said he is not upset with Blue Origin for pursuing all legal avenues after the company lost a space agency contract for a lunar lander. "We are a nation of laws and as such we want to follow the law," Nelson said in response to a question from Ars. "The

How to get Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi in Pokemon Sword and Shield

SlashGear / 12h
It’s shaping up to be a big day for Pokemon fans. Not only did we catch wind of a new update heading to Pokemon Unite, but The Pokemon Company has also revealed the premiere date for the next Pokemon movie. In addition to that, it seems some rare mythical Pokemon will soon be obtainable in Pokemon Sword and Shield, though … Continue reading

Stop Substituting Friendship for Networking (and Vice Versa)

27Lifehacker / 12h
Networking sucks, which means that there’s no shortage of advice for ways to make it fun. One of the most common suggestions is: “Don’t network—make friends instead.” But this attitude is shitty in its own way. If you befriend someone for their connections, are you really their friend? (Probably not.) Read more...

Pinball Machines Are Getting a Huge Upgrade to Convince Players to Come Back to Arcades

90Gizmodo / 12h
Movie theaters endured financial hardships during the pandemic’s lockdowns, but imagine what arcades, which were already on the brink of extinction due to home consoles, had to endure. To entice pinball players back to their local haunts, Stern is rolling out a pinball machine upgrade for recognizing individual… Read more...

Study claims getting rid of cash could benefit society, but there’s a catch

SlashGear / 12h
A new study from the University of Georgia claims that getting rid of cash could ultimately benefit the average US family, but only if a certain change is made alongside it: lowered taxes. Though some experts have predicted that society will eventually get rid of fiat currency, the idea is controversial — physical cash, after all, is completely anonymous and … Continue reading

Webex reveals major cloud calling expansion

Cisco Webex Monthly•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Webex by Cisco now hosts 8bn calls each month and supports more than 39m cloud calling users worldwide.

Netflix is releasing an interactive WWE horror movie on October 5th

Netflix WWE Undertaker•
100+Engadget / 12h
Netflix and WWE have been working together for quite a while, and their next project is a little spookier than usual. Escape the Undertaker is an interactive horror movie that's coming to Netflix on October 5th — just in time for Halloween. The flick stars the legendary Undertaker, along with Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston, who comprise The New Day, one of WWE's most popular acts of the la

11 European beaches perfect for a sunny autumn vacation

The Points Guy / 12h
Looking for a beachy getaway this fall ? Perhaps your ideal, sunny vacation isn’t in July or August when many European beaches are hot and crowded. Or maybe you just couldn’t manage a beach trip this summer due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and concerns. There’s good news, though. You can still enjoy a trip to many beaches across Europe — especially in September and October when the excessive

A guide to living off of the grid

38Mashable / 12h
Living off the grid seems almost unbearably idyllic. You wake up in the morning to chill, clear air, step onto your porch with your coffee, and hear no other human beings — just the birds and the wildlife on your homestead. Your water basin, which has collected rain from the night before, is full. Your electricity comes from solar panels, so each time you flip a switch, you've harnessed the power

Scientists Figure Out How Nematodes Can Share Memories of Danger

21Gizmodo / 12h
With an average lifespan measured in days, the nematode C. elegans needs any trick it can muster to ensure that it and its offspring are successful in the game of life. Researchers recently discovered that the roundworms are able to warn progeny and other individuals in the species to avoid a dangerous germ. Read more...

How to Choose Speakers for Audio Output in Windows 11

How-To Geek / 12h
In Windows 11, if you need to switch between speakers, headphones, headsets, or other sound output devices, it’s easy to do thanks to Settings and a taskbar shortcut. We’ll show you two ways to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Shang-Chi's Record Debut Shows a Pandemic Won't Stop People Showing Up for Marvel

100+Gizmodo / 12h
The movie industry is still in an extended period of recovery as the ongoing effects of the covid-19 pandemic make bringing audiences back to theater seats—and even just getting movies made and out to those theaters in the first place—a challenge. But in spite of that, Shang-Chi … Read more...

Solid Power expands production capacity to deliver test batteries to BMW, Ford in 2022

BMW Ford Solid Power•
TechCrunch / 12h
Solid Power, a battery developer backed by Ford and BMW, is expanding its Colorado-based factory footprint as it prepares pilot production of its solid state batteries early next year. The new production facility will be dedicated to manufacturing one of the company’s flagship products, a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material, by up to 25 times its current output. The new facility will also ma

WhatsApp Moderators Can Read Your Messages

500+Gizmodo / 12h
Facebook planted its privacy flag on WhatsApp, the end-to-end encrypted messaging service which Facebook can’t spy on. In a 2018 Senate hearing, Mark Zuckerberg stated unequivocally that “we don’t see any of the content in WhatsApp, it’s fully encrypted.” Today, upon opening the app, a privacy policy and ToS update… Read more...

Hulu is raising the cost of its subscriptions for all customers in October

Hulu Monthly Disney•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Hulu says it will raise the prices of both its ad-supported and ad-free tiers starting on October 8 for new and existing customers.

Halo Infinite edition Razer accessories make the experience official

Razer Halo Infinite•
SlashGear / 12h
This week the folks at Razer are celebrating the release of Halo Infinite with a collection of new peripherals. These products are similar to their non-Halo iterations, here rolling with Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor aplenty. Each of these products comes with Halo Infinite “bonus in-game content” as well. Appearing today are the Kaira Pro, BlackWidow V3, DeathAdder V2, and a … Continue reading

How to Mass Delete Emails in Gmail

100+Lifehacker / 12h
I recently got a notification that my Gmail account was 90% full. I thought that was impossible since Gmail must have unlimited space. Then I remembered that I’ve had the account since 2008 and have never cleared out old, unnecessary emails. If you are in the same (increasingly full) boat, here are the steps to mass-… Read more...

Locals share why Vilnius, Lithuania is becoming an international startup hub

48TechCrunch / 12h
There are plenty of reasons why Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city, has an increasingly visible startup sector. The country’s startup-friendly regulatory environment, a beautiful medieval town center, over 20 business hubs and accelerators and strong rankings in intellectual property production are most obvious at a high level. But what are the locals excited about on the ground? Our survey respon

California streaming: Apple’s next big event is on September 14

Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / The splash image and header copy on the event invitation Apple emailed to press. (credit: Apple) Apple will stream a new product-unveiling event this coming Tuesday, September 14, at 10 am PDT, the company announced today. Invitat