Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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'Massive' transatlantic data cable landed on beach in Bude

8KBBC News - Technology / 19min
The new 7,000km-long internet cable connecting the UK and US has been brought ashore in Cornwall.

Nigerian agritech startup Releaf secures $4.2M to scale its food processing technology

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39TechCrunch / 2h
The distance between their farms and the nearest processor is key for smallholder farmers who need to process their crops. And though Nigeria’s food processing systems have a keen resemblance to the West with respect to big factories and huge economies of scale in high-demand cities, farmers still suffer from poor logistics networks. With distance and logistics problems, farmers’ crops can go bad

Activists are helping Texans get access to abortion pills online

MIT Technology Review / 22min
At the end of August, KT Volkova got an abortion in central Texas, where she lives. She was nearly six weeks pregnant. “Time was of the essence,” she says. Just a few days later, on September 1, SB8 became law in Texas. SB8 effectively bans abortion in the state by making the procedure illegal when a heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks after someone’s last period (unpredictable cycles

Engineers create transparent solar panels that last three decades

SlashGear / 6min
Engineers at the University of Michigan and other institutions have created a new solar panel that is transparent enough to be used for windows in homes and businesses. In addition to being transparent, the new solar panels are also highly efficient and have estimated lifespans of 30 years. The team believes their new solar panel could be used to create … Continue reading

Christopher Nolan's upcoming World War II movie is heading to Universal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11min
The Tenet director has seemingly ended his two-decade partnership with Warner Bros.

North and South Korea Both Launch Ballistic Missile Tests Within Hours of Each Other

Gizmodo / 12min
North Korea and South Korea both tested ballistic missiles overnight, Eastern time, within just hours of each other. And while North Korea’s test is likely to get the most attention in western media on Wednesday, South Korea’s test was arguably the most notable for being conducted from a submarine, an incredibly… Read more...

Inspiration4: Why SpaceX’s first all-private mission is a big deal

MIT Technology Review / 22min
When 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, it didn’t feel like a stretch to dream of lounging in a space hotel, sipping a martini while watching Earth drift by. This vision got a boost in the early 1980s, when the space shuttle program heralded a future of frequent and routine trips to orbit. And again when the first paying space tourists rocketed into space in the 2000s, many began wonderi

Lyca Mobile invests £250m to expand business

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 25min
Lyca Mobile to expand MVNO and offer digital services

Ireland probes TikTok’s handling of kids’ data and transfers to China

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TechCrunch / 27min
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has yet another ‘Big Tech’ GDPR probe to add to its pile : The regulator said yesterday it has opened two investigations into video sharing platform TikTok. The first covers how TikTok handles children’s data, and whether it complies with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. The DPC also said it will examine TikTok’s transfers of personal data to

Onin is trying to fix event planning by combining calendar and chat

TechCrunch / 27min
What would happened if your go-to calendar and messaging apps were in fact one and the same thing? That’s the thinking behind Onin — a UK startup that wants to simplify event planning by, well, making a more organized app for organizing stuff. If that sounds a little niche, it pays to remember that calendars have been having a bit of a moment (ha!) of late (ho!) — what with the pandemic parceling

Michelin shows off its airless Uptis tire fitted to a Mini

SlashGear / 27min
Airless tires have been around for a long time on industrial machinery like forklifts and other devices. However, those tires haven’t been available for passenger vehicles until now. Michelin is showing off a new airless tire that relies on rubber “c” shapes underneath the tread in the area where air would normally help the tire maintain pressure. Anyone who’s ever … Continue reading

Windows 10 just got an awesome new feature for Xbox owners

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 32min
Streaming console games to a Windows 10 PC just became a reality with a new update for the Xbox App.

This Eufy robot vacuum is now at its lowest price ever

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 46min
The Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C Max has been discounted by almost a third, offering a hefty saving.

Oculus Quest 3 and Apple VR headset could both get an OLED upgrade

Apple VR Headset 3000•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 46min
OLED panels could be found inside both the next Oculus Quest headset and Apple's VR headset according to recent reports.

Switch won’t get a price cut in the United States, Nintendo confirms

Nintendo Switch NS•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
Nintendo has confirmed that Nintendo Switch won’t get a price cut in the US, unlike in Europe.

Do home security cameras record all time?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
Thinking about beefing up your home security but unsure if a home security camera constantly records? Here’s what you need to know.

Many companies are struggling to repel network attacks

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
As businesses grapple with remote working, SASE is emerging as the saving grace.

Another UK energy supplier goes bust – but where does that leave you?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
Utility Point and People's Energy goes bust amid reckoning for energy suppliers, with customers advised to wait until they're moved to a different provider.

Google Pixel 6 Pro detailed in extensive leak

Google Pixel 6 Pro•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
There might not be many surprises when the Pixel 6 Pro is unveiled, as this leak reveals almost everything.

Slash 80% off a 3-year subscription to HotSpot Shield VPN

Mashable / 55min
TL;DR: Grab a three-year subscription to HotSpot Shield VPN Premium for only $89.99 — an 80% discount — as of Sept. 15. If you’re an avid traveler, digital nomad, or simply enjoy working from the local coffee shop, you need a VPN . Hard stop. Putting it off is only going to up your risk of getting hacked or tracked. And since a three-year subscription to HotSpot Shield VPN is on sale for an impre

Understand your dog on a deeper level with the help of this DNA test and training bundle

Mashable / 55min
TL;DR: Get even closer to your dog with the DNA My Dog NextGen: Canine Breed Identification & Genetic Age Test + 7 Dog Training Courses , on sale for only $77 as of Sept. 15 — that's a 94% discount. If you don’t know your dog’s true breed(s), how can you understand their personality, health needs, and other quirks? Better yet, how can you truly call your dog your best friend if you haven’t learne

Snag this award-winning 3-in-1 power bank for cheap

Mashable / 55min
TL;DR: Get your charge on with the TAU 3-in-1 Power Bank , on sale for just $23.99 — a 17% savings — as of Sept. 15. Standard power banks are simply too bulky. Plus, they’re never actually charged when you need them. That’s why the TAU 3-in-1 Power Bank really stands out in an overcrowded sea of portable chargers. The TAU Power Bank is equipped with cables for Lightning, MicroUSB, and USB-C enabl

Forget about the iPhone 13 – it’s the iPad mini 2021 that stole the Apple event

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Our Take: The iPad mini 2021 stole the show over the iPhone 13 with mighty upgrades and a commitment to small devices.

Pērkons is Erica Synths' thunderous new drum machine

Engadget / 1h
Erica Synths is no stranger to large, niche instruments. Just look at the SYNTRX — it's one of the most amazing and also impractical synths I've ever played. And the company's latest, Pērkons, continues that tradition. It chassis actually appears to be very similar to the SYNTRX, a metal rectangle with slightly rounded edges at the top and bottom, and wooden cheeks on the side. Of course the inte

Don't Wait: You Need to Update to iOS 14.8 Right Now

How-To Geek / 1h
Cybersecurity researchers at Citizen Lab have discovered new spyware that infects Apple devices through iMessage. Victims are infected through a zero-click exploit, meaning that the spyware can affect your device even if you don’t open or download a message attachment. Apple advises all iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac users to perform a software update to patch the issue. Read This Article on Review

BGMI update 1.6 contents teased by Krafton

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
BGMI is set to get the new update 1.6 which will bring a fresh season to the game with new game modes as well as new weapons and cosmetic items.

Apple introduces iPad Mini and iPad 10.2 (2021) – India price, availability, features and more

Apple New iPad Mini•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Apple has refreshed its iPad lineup. The iPad 10.2 gets a A13 Bionic chipset while the iPad Mini gets a makeover as well as an A15 Bionic chipset.

Flipkart extends credit limit for its 'Pay Later' EMI offer

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
‘Flipkart Pay Later’ EMI scheme will apply for all products, and over 100 million pre-approved consumers already have access to it.

Why Facebook is using Ray-Ban to stake a claim on our faces

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MIT Technology Review / 1h
Last week Facebook released its new $299 “ Ray-Ban Stories ” glasses. Wearers can use them to record and share images and short videos, listen to music, and take calls. The people who buy these glasses will soon be out in public and private spaces, photographing and recording the rest of us, and using Facebook’s new “View” app to sort and upload that content. My issue with these glasses is partia

Microsoft issues patch for zero-day exploit that uses malicious Office files

Engadget / 2h
Microsoft has just rolled out an update fixing 66 security vulnerabilities as part of this month's Patch Tuesday. One of them addresses a critical zero-day vulnerability that's being actively exploited by hackers using Office files containing malicious ActiveX controls. A few days ago, Microsoft issued a warning about the flaw after being notified by security researchers who discovered that bad a

ESR’s HaloLock system offers a range of iPhone 13 accessories to take MagSafe further

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Enter ESR’s giveaway for a chance to win an iPhone 13 and be amazed by the new functionality of HaloLock™ accessories added to Mag-Safe.

Y: The Last Man's TV adaptation is almost worth the wait

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Y: The Last Man launches on Disney Plus Star in the UK on September 22 – here’s our spoiler-free review of its first three episodes.

How to save energy and reduce your electricity bill

Popular Mechanics / 2h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Samsung’s new webcam monitor looks ideal for working from home

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Samsung has announced a new 24-inch monitor with a built-in webcam, which looks suited for those working from home.

Dizo Watch 2 Pro and Watch 2 launched in India

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Dizo Watch 2 Pro and Watch 2 offers 24/7 heart rate monitor, Spo2 tracking, and multiple sports mode tracking.

The new iPad mini looks great, but it's lost one feature: The headphone jack

Apple New iPad Mini•
Mashable / 2h
Forget the iPhone 13; the real star of Apple's "California Streaming" event was the new iPad mini . The smallest iPad received its first major redesign ever and got a look and specs that basically make it the iPad mini Pro (even though Apple doesn't call it that). It's got Apple's fastest mobile processor, the A15 Bionic, a larger, 8.3-inch display, upgraded cameras, 5G, and a faster USB-C port i

Folk helps you share contacts with your team

Folk Helps Share Contacts•
34TechCrunch / 3h
Folk is a new productivity tool started by European startup studio eFounders . And the startup just raised a $3.3 million seed funding round led by Accel with a big group of business angels. When you think about managing contacts and relationships in a professional environment, you might think that companies have solved this already. An entire category of products and companies have emerged aroun

Swedish caller-identification service Truecaller seeks to raise over $100 million in IPO

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47TechCrunch / 3h
Truecaller, which operates an eponymous caller-identification service , said on Wednesday it is looking to raise $116 million in an initial public offering on Nasdaq Stockholm. The 12-year-old Stockholm-headquartered firm, which counts India as its biggest market by users, is aiming for a valuation of about $3 billion in the IPO, according to earlier local media reports. The company said it plans

Chaldal, Bangladesh’s largest grocery delivery platform, raises $10M Series C

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400+TechCrunch / 3h
Founded in 2013, Bangladesh’s Chaldal was one of the first grocery delivery startups in the world to use the “dark” store model, picking up orders from its own warehouses instead of retail stores. Now the company says it is the country’s second-largest grocery player and the largest grocery e-commerce platform, with 27 warehouses located in four cities. Chaldal plans to expand into 15 new cities

Samsung claims Galaxy Watch’s BP monitoring is handy for Parkinson’s patients

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Samsung Medical Center’s research has claimed that BP monitoring using new Galaxy Watch series could help Parkinson’s disease patients more conveniently monitor for orthostatic hypotension.

Witness the world’s first cognitive intelligence TV with the Bravia A80J

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Phenomenal image quality and immersive audio combine for a viewing experience that can’t be had anywhere else.

New Apple iPad Mini and iPad (2021) price in the UAE, availability and pre-orders

Apple New iPad Mini•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Along with the iPhone 13, Apple also announced a new iPad and an iPad Mini

India’s Groww in talks to raise funds at a $3 billion valuation

TechCrunch / 4h
Groww, an Indian startup that is helping millennials invest in mutual funds and stocks, is in advanced stages of talks to raise a new financing round at a $3 billion valuation, according to six people familiar with the matter. The Bangalore-based startup is negotiating to close a $250 million round, the people said, requesting anonymity as the matter is private. The round could close within weeks

Index leads $12.2M seed in Sourceful, a data play to make supply chains greener

32TechCrunch / 4h
Supply chains can be a complex logistical challenge. But they pose an even greater environmental challenge. And it’s that latter problem — global supply-chain sustainability — where UK startup Sourceful is fully focused, although it argues its approach can boost efficiency as well as shrink environmental impact. So it’s a win-win, per the pitch. Early investors look impressed: Sourceful is announ

Glassdoor acquires Fishbowl, a semi-anonymous social network and job board, to square up to LinkedIn

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42TechCrunch / 4h
While LinkedIn doubles down on creators to bring a more human, less manicured element to its networking platform for professionals, a company that has built a reputation for publishing primarily the more messy and human impressions of work life has made an acquisition that might help it compete better with LinkedIn. Glassdoor , the platform that lets people post anonymous and candid feedback abou

New York passes law that will ban all gas-powered car sales by 2035

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Engadget / 4h
In 14 years' time, no fossil fuel-powered vehicles will be sold in New York anymore. The state has passed a new law that bans the sale of gas vehicles starting in 2035, requiring all new cars to be zero emission. New York's Senate and Assembly passed the bill and Governor Kathy Hochul signed it into law last week. The move will help reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent and he

Canva: Australian online design platform valued at $40bn

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94BBC News - Technology / 4h
The online design platform has become one of the most valuable private firms in the world.

Apple iPhone 13 series launched – Indian price, pre-orders, and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The iPhone 13 series comes in four different variants - iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Pre-orders in India starts September 17.

U&i Prime Sonic 1 and Prime Sonic 3 budget Bluetooth speakers launched

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The two new Bluetooth speakers from U&i are now available on Amazon. They come with Bluetooth 5.0 and offer up to 8 hours of battery life.

Nintendo Switch update finally adds Bluetooth support

Nintendo Switch Bluetooth•
Mashable / 5h
Nintendo Switch System Update 13.0.0 went live on Tuesday, adding various software upgrades to the four-year-old gaming console. However, the change that has earned the most attention by far is the new ability to connect Bluetooth audio devices to your Switch. That's right — the Nintendo Switch is now Bluetooth enabled. "Headphones, earbuds, speakers, and other audio devices that connect with Blu

This brain-boosting bundle is on sale for 99% off

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: The 2021 All-In-One Supercharged Brain Training Bundle is on sale for £14.42 as of Sept. 15, saving you 99% on list price. No matter how old you are, you can rewire your brain so you can think faster, improve your memory, read faster, and so much more. And as a result, you just might work smarter, see a productivity boost, and finally finish that stack of books on your bedside table. All y

Get 2TB of cloud storage for under £10 with Internxt

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Internxt (2TB Decentralised Cloud Storage) is on sale for £7.21 as of Sept. 15, saving you 92% on list price. Nothing's more annoying — or distracting — than running out of storage or getting a "low storage" alert as you're trying to focus on work. It can seem hard to figure out where to start if you're looking to increase your storage space, but luckily, Internx

Mental health: TikTok rolls out support to combat suicide searches

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100+BBC News - Technology / 6h
The move comes as Instagram is facing fresh scrutiny over its impact on young people's wellbeing.

Xbox Movies Anywhere app finally lets you sync your films on consoles

SlashGear / 6h
There are tons of legitimate and legal sources for streaming TV shows and movies these days that it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of all of them. Not all sources play nice with each other, of course, so you often end up juggling multiple apps simultaneously. Movies Anywhere attempted to bring order to the House of Mouse, but … Continue reading

Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves keep those sweaty digits off your screen

SlashGear / 6h
Mobile gaming is a booming industry these days, and everyone and anyone wants to make a buck one way or another. From gaming smartphones to games themselves to accessories, the market is teeming with products aimed at capitalizing on that lucrative business. Not all of those products always make sense, though, even ones from renowned brands. From the company that … Continue reading

Fairphone 4 leak reveals the design of upcoming repairable 5G phone

SlashGear / 7h
Almost all smartphones these days compete in terms of features and power, with better specs often advertised to be the better choice. Fairphone, however, has always stood by itself on a different battleground, championing sustainability even if it meant getting behind the times. With the Fairphone 4, however, the company is at least trying to catch up with the latest … Continue reading

How to Use Google Search's New Dark Mode in Any Browser

Lifehacker / 7h
Can you sense the darkness creeping across the internet? That’s the new dark mode rolling out to the main Google Search website right this moment. That’s right, Google Search now has its own dedicated dark mode. Read more...

Apple Fitness+ adds Meditations, new Workouts, and 15 countries

SlashGear / 7h
As much as it wants people to keep using its devices, Apple knows that physical and mental health is crucial to keeping its customers happy (enough to keep on using those devices). The company has invested a lot in health and fitness products, best exemplified by the Apple Watch. Of course, that isn’t the extent of Apple’s well-being campaign, and … Continue reading

Nintendo Switch finally gets Bluetooth audio, but it may be flaky

Nintendo Bluetooth•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Nintendo's latest surprise announcement reveals that the Switch family can now support Bluetooth audio devices.

Rivian vehicles are now ready for sale in all 50 states, following key certifications

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25TechCrunch / 8h
Rivian vehicles have received certifications from three agencies, the final hurdle that allows the electric automaker to sell and deliver its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV in all 50 U.S. states. Rivian confirmed to TechCrunch in an email that the vehicles are fully certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources

Pixel 6 Pro leak spills nearly all the beans

SlashGear / 8h
A lot of eyes were on Apple today, but not everyone is an iPhone fan. Some have naturally taken the opportunity to point out the latest iPhone 13’s flaws, while others lost no time in trying to pull people’s attention towards their own upcoming products. Google is actually one of those whose very brief Nexus Twitter stunt tried to focus … Continue reading

Nintendo Switch gets Bluetooth audio at last

Nintendo Switch Bluetooth•
Engadget / 8h
You can finally use wireless headphones and earbuds with the Nintendo Switch . The gaming giant has quietly announced on Twitter that it has rolled out a software update, which gives the Switch the ability to pair with Bluetooth devices for audio output. After updating, you'll now see a Bluetooth Audio section under Settings, as well as a new status indicator that shows whether a pair of headphon

Xbox cloud streaming and remote play are now available on Windows PCs

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SlashGear / 9h
Game streaming news has seemingly taken a backseat in the past few months, especially as new consoles and gaming devices popped up to cater to on-device gameplay. But while the likes of Google Stadia and NVIDIA GeForce NOW seem to have settled down to a regular cadence of announcing new games added to their libraries, Xbox continues to actually expand … Continue reading

The Nintendo Switch Finally Adds Support for Bluetooth Headphones

Nintendo Switch Bluetooth•
1KGizmodo / 9h
For a console designed to be played almost anywhere, the Nintendo Switch has mysteriously lacked support for wireless headphones, despite having Bluetooth connectivity. You’ve either had to connect headphones using a wire, or attach a wireless headphone adapter . But with the 13.0.0 Switch update that just rolled out,… Read more...

DOJ: Former NSA Operatives Worked as Cyber-Mercenaries, Helping Hack U.S. Systems

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Gizmodo / 9h
Former U.S. intelligence operatives are facing federal charges after allegedly having worked as cyber-mercenaries for the United Arab Emirates. The men, all of whom are ex-employees of the National Security Agency, are accused of helping the UAE government to break into computer systems all over the world, including… Read more...

Nintendo Switch finally gets Bluetooth audio support in new update

Nintendo Bluetooth•
SlashGear / 9h
Nintendo has released the latest software update for its Switch consoles, including the Switch and Switch Lite. The update is a notable one, and it brings with it a key feature that owners have been requesting for quite some time: support for Bluetooth audio devices. With this support, you can now play your games using wireless earbuds, headphones, or even … Continue reading

A Venom vs. Spider-Man Showdown? Andy Serkis Says Don't Rush It

36Gizmodo / 9h
In two weeks, audiences will watch as two of Spider-Man’s most legendary villains go toe to toe, but the web-slinger himself won’t be anywhere in sight. Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens October 1 and it picks up where the 2018 mega-hit Venom starring Tom Hardy left off. Down-on-his-luck news reporter Eddie Brock is … Read more...

Casper cuts its CMO, CTO and COO amid further layoffs

79TechCrunch / 9h
Casper has laid off dozens of employees, including three C-Level executives: its chief marketing officer, chief technology officer and chief operating officer, sources say. The mattress company declined to comment. The round of layoffs, communicated to employees on Friday, largely impacted retail and operations teams, signaling that the business may be undergoing a broader restructuring. Laid-off

Fortnite’s new Sideways Anomalies are disabled until further notice

SlashGear / 10h
One of the big new features launched yesterday with Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 8 are Sideways Anomalies. This new game function is essentially a portal that appears somewhere on the map, enabling players to enter The Sideways, an alternative dimension full of Cube Monsters and unique weapons. The only problem? Epic has already disabled this feature. Sideways Anomalies are … Continue reading

Apple just became more of a California cult than ever

32Mashable / 10h
It's been a tough year for committed Californians. Amidst a weirdly undemocratic gubernatorial recall effort , as smoke spewed from mega-fires , as our friends, choked out or priced out, headed for the exits, loudly proclaiming they'd never liked the place anyway, Golden State residents could be forgiven for wondering whether to abandon their own 1960s-style California dreamin'. It's 2021, isn't

Innovative Or Creepy? Japan Airlines Seat Maps Tell You Where Young Children Are

33View from the Wing / 10h
Don't want to sit next to a lap infant on a long flight? Book your trip on Japan Airlines and pay attention to where babies are seated. Keep monitoring the seat map as your travel date approaches, in case and young children are added to the flight and change seats accordingly. Is this every frequent flyer's dream feature, or...? Continue reading ...

Star Wars: Hunters mobile game pits Sith against Mandalorians and Jawas

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Here’s our first look at Star Wars: Hunters, a free-to-play arena shooter coming to Nintendo Switch and smartphones.

The 7 biggest new camera features on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro both bring exciting new camera systems, but which features actually deserve the hype?

Open Channel: What Should Mike Flanagan's Next Haunting Adaptation Be?

Gizmodo / 10h
The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor were such big hits for Netflix that it’s only natural that fans would expect another installment. And while in-demand creator and director Mike Flanagan has been keeping busy (his latest Netflix horror series, Midnight Mass , drops next week), he has gone on the… Read more...

Globally, climate change drives a willingness to change lifestyles

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Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Climate change is increasing the incidence of extreme rainfall, ensuring that more people are going to directly notice its effects. (credit: SYLVAIN THOMAS / Getty Images ) This year has seen a huge number of climate-related disasters, from hurricanes to drought and from fires to floods. In the middle of the chaos, the IPCC dropped the first installment of its latest climate report, map

How to create a business page on Facebook

Mashable / 10h
Facebook is infamous for the numerous ways in which folks use — and misuse — the platform, from your uncle sharing conspiracy theories to your roommate selling your couch on Marketplace. There's one tool Facebook offers that is almost unilaterally helpful to users, though, and that's the option for business owners to create a business page. A business page on Facebook is a great way to consolidat

Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch 6: what’s different and why you’ll love it

Apple Watch Series 7•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The rumored flatter watch wasn’t real, but the Apple Watch 7 is still a significant upgrade.

2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed First Drive – An unlikely Nostradamus

SlashGear / 11h
The new Bentley Continental GT Speed may be helping close out a golden age of big gas engines with equally big personality, but its legacy is more than just power and profligacy. On paper, it’s an amply over-endowed love letter to one of the British automaker’s enduring successes, with over 100,000 W12 engines built since 2003. In practice, though, the … Continue reading

Rivian’s first production R1T electric pickup truck rolls off the line

Rivian R1T Electric•
100+TechCrunch / 11h
The first production Rivian R1T electric pickup truck in “Rivian blue” rolled off the assembly line Tuesday morning at the company’s factory in Normal, Illinois, marking a milestone more than a decade in the making for the automaker and its founder and CEO, RJ Scaringe. The company, which started in 2009 as Mainstream Motors before adopting the Rivian name two years later, has undergone explosive

Storage galore: New PS5 update finally lets users add more space for games

PlayStation PS5 SSD•
Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / A major new update to the PS5 firmware lets players upgrade the console's internal storage via an M.2 SSD. Players will be able to add specific M.2 SSDs to the PS5 with a new system update rolling out tomorrow, two months after a beta that featured the option was made available to users who signed up. As detailed in a post on the PlayStation Blog , the update gives users the option to i

Xiaomi shows off smart glasses with an all-green, microLED, waveguide display

Xiaomi Smart Glasses•
Ars Technica / 11h
Xiaomi's Smart Glasses. That's a camera on the right of the picture and the display system on the left. That blue area in the lens is the waveguide display. [credit: Xiaomi ] Xiaomi—the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer—would like to briefly divert your tech attention away from the iPhone 13 launch to a new pair of AR goggles called " Xiaomi Smart Glasses ." The company calls this a "concep

Apple mounts iPhone on motorcycle after telling everyone not to do that

Apple Warns iPhone•
34Mashable / 11h
So, can a motorcycle ruin an iPhone or not? Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 at its big September event on Tuesday. After running through its features ( Faster chip! Narrower notch! Cinematic mode! ), Apple aired a video showing the new iPhone 13 in action. For a large portion of the video, the iPhone 13 was mounted on a delivery driver's motorcycle as they went about their day. You can see it here.

NASA study warns smart car features may increase drowsy driving risk

SlashGear / 11h
NASA is looking into the factors behind fatigued driving and how new automation technologies may both help — and exacerbate — the problem. Drowsy driving is responsible for many vehicular accidents and deaths every year, according to the NHTSA, but partially automated vehicles equipped with smart features may make this issue worse, not better. The findings come from the NASA … Continue reading

Could future moon and Mars bases be built from astronaut blood and space dust?

Mars Martian Blood•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Astronaut blood and dirt from the surface of the moon or Mars may be all we need to build permanent bases an other worlds.

Rivian starts building R1T electric trucks for customers

Rivian R1T Electric•
Engadget / 11h
At the start of the month, Rivian achieved a major milestone. The Environmental Protection Agency published official range estimates for the company’s R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV , putting both vehicles one step closer to an official launch. Rivian has now hit another important milestone. After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove off our prod

You'll Be Able to Upgrade to iOS 15 On Sept. 20

Gizmodo / 11h
The next huge upgrades of iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS are almost here. Following Apple’s annual iPhone event, the company announced that iOS 15 , iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 will be available as free over-the-air upgrades on Sept. 20. The next big upgrade for Macs, macOS Monterey, does not yet have a release date. Read more...

It’s all in the ink: Vinland Map is definitely a fake, new analysis finds

Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / The Vinland Map purports to be a 15th-century map with a pre-Columbian depiction of the North American Coast. A new analysis has confirmed that the map is, in fact, a modern-day forgery. (credit: Yale University ) Scholars have questioned the authenticity of a purported 15th-century map housed in Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library since it was first unveiled to th

Watch Rick and Morty's Live-Action Garage Being Built From the Ground Up

Gizmodo / 11h
For its recent live-action Rick and Morty shorts , Adult Swim easily could have opted to drop Christopher Lloyd and Jaeden Martel in front of a green screen, made the actors read their lines, and built out a completely digital set around them in post production, and viewers probably wouldn’t have batted an eye. Read more...

Theranos whistle-blower testifies she was alarmed by company’s blood tests.

33NYT > Technology / 11h
Erika Cheung worked as a lab assistant at Theranos for six months in 2013 and 2014 before reporting lab testing problems to federal agents.

Everything you need to know about Apple's new products in under 10 minutes

Mashable / 11h
If you don't want to sit through an hour-and-a-half long Apple event, we cut it down to just the basics in under 10 minutes.

Britney Spears says she didn't delete her Instagram account. She's just taking a break.

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34Mashable / 11h
Britney Spears' Instagram account , which her fans have interpreted for clues as she battled her conservatorship, is temporarily unavailable. After anxious fans noticed her Instagram account had gone missing, Spears hopped on Twitter to explain that she's just taking a break from social media after her engagement. Notably, Spears hasn't deleted her Twitter account during said break, but she uses

Grimes Brings Sword Made Out of an AR-15 to Met Gala

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3KFuturism / 11h
The Cutting Edge Pop star and noted AI communist Claire “Grimes” Boucher showed up at the Met Gala dressed to kill — and we mean that literally, as she brought a sword made out of an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to the swanky event Monday night. This year, the event was themed after its new exhibit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” according to Vogue . Celebrities typically enjoy stretching the l

This CGI Influencer Is Shilling For More Than 100 Brands

100+Futurism / 11h
CGI Influencer A Korean startup has developed a virtual influencer who — it? — advertises for more than 100 companies. Dubbed “Rozy,” the CGI influencer was created by Korean media company Sidus Studio X, according to . Sidus debuted Rozy last August and has since been able to sign her to a wide variety of advertising contracts, it says, anticipating nearly a million dollars in marketin

Cloudflare is about to make millions of web pages a whole lot faster

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Cloudflare customers can now generate Signed Exchanges for Google Search with just one click.

Daily Crunch: Here’s what happened at Apple’s virtual 2021 fall event

31TechCrunch / 11h
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 14, 2021. It was an Apple day on the internets, so we’ve all spent the afternoon trying to figure out if we need a new smartphone. Answer? Probably not, but that won’t stop a good portion of the TechCrunch crew from d

iPad (2021) vs iPad (2020): which Apple tablet is the best one for you?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
We see if the subtle improvements to the iPad (2021) are worth it.

How Good is Apple's New iPhone 13? Better, But Not By Much

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34NYT > Technology / 12h
Apple said its new iPhone 13 models have better screens, cameras and battery life, but it didn’t announce any major new advances.

Logistics startup Stord raises $90M in Kleiner Perkins-led round, becomes a unicorn and acquires a company

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100TechCrunch / 12h
When Kleiner Perkins led Stord’s $12.4 million Series A in 2019, its founders were in their early 20s and so passionate about their startup that they each dropped out of their respective schools to focus on growing the business. Fast-forward two years and Stord — an Atlanta-based company that has developed a cloud supply chain — is raising more capital in a round again led by Kleiner Perkins. Thi

Cleared for Takeoff: Using points and miles for an epic 20th anniversary on a private island

The Points Guy / 12h
Cleared for Takeoff is a weekly series showing readers like you the best ways to book post-pandemic 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. Any anniversary is cause for celebration, but certain milestones deserve a little more thought. So, for today’s Cleared for Takeoff

In a first, New York passes law banning new fossil fuel vehicle sales after 2034

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58Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Widespread EV charging stations will be critical for New York to feasibly phase-out new fossil fuel vehicles by its 2035 deadline. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images ) New York will ban the sale of fossil fuel vehicles starting in 2035 and require all new cars to produce zero emissions. The new law, signed by Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul last week, will help slash the state’s carbon pol

Creative ad tech is on the cusp of a revolution, and VCs should take note

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40TechCrunch / 12h
Casey Saran Contributor An ad tech veteran who has logged time at Google and The Rubicon Project (now Magnite), Casey Saran is co-founder and CEO of Spaceback. 2021 has been a good year to be an ad tech investor. Valuations are surging , Wall Street is happy and exits are frequent and satisfying . It’s the perfect time to double down and invest in an area that has been largely ignored but is pois

Twitter verifications return again for users who really want a blue badge

SlashGear / 12h
Around one month after its most recent pause, Twitter has once again opened back up its public verifications tool, allowing anyone with a Twitter account to apply for their own small blue badge. Not all users will see the option to apply for verification initially, though Twitter notes anyone who doesn’t yet see the option should keep checking. Twitter verifications … Continue reading

App Annie and co-founder charged with securities fraud, will pay $10M+ settlement

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53TechCrunch / 12h
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged App Annie , a leading mobile data and analytics firm, as well as its co-founder and former CEO and Chairman Bertrand Schmitt, with securities fraud. App Annie and Schmitt have agreed to pay over $10 million to settle the fraud charges which are related to “deceptive practices and making material misrepresentations about how App Annie’s

Nation's Top General Reportedly Held Secret Meeting to Cut Off Trump From Nukes

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2KGizmodo / 12h
For a brief period of time, control of the U.S.’s capacity to murder millions of people and destabilize the globe in the process was secretly taken out of Donald Trump’s hands by maneuver of the nation’s highest-ranking general—at least according to the two Bobs selling a new book about his presidency (Bob Woodward… Read more...

SpaceX, Blue Origin awarded NASA contracts to develop moon lander concepts for future Artemis missions

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30TechCrunch / 12h
NASA has awarded a combined $146 million in contracts to five companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics, to develop lander concepts as part of the agency’s Artemis program. The awards include $26.5 million to Blue Origin; $40.8 million to Dynetics; $35.2 million to Lockheed Martin; $34.8 million to Northrop Grumman; and $9.4 million to SpaceX. Only two companies that submitted proposa

Intuit’s $12B Mailchimp acquisition is about expanding its small business focus

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55TechCrunch / 12h
At first blush, the $12 billion Intuit-Mailchimp deal might not make a heck of a lot of sense. But people tend to pigeonhole companies, and in this case they might see Intuit as purely a financial software company and Mailchimp as an email marketing firm and nothing more. If that’s as far as your perspective goes, the deal is confusing. From a wider lens, however, there’s more to both companies t

Far Cry 6 gets 44% FPS boost from AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution

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iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12: Apple's biggest smartphone seller gets replaced

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Apple is keeping the iPhone 12, which means you'll be able to buy it and the iPhone 13 - but which one is right for you?

Google Workspace update will block spillover between corporate and personal accounts

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Google's new admin setting restricts data and content sharing between users' Workspace and personal accounts on iOS.

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have more storage, more zoom and more power

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are here with top specs and high prices, and they improve upon the iPhone 12 Pro models.

SpaceX's Latest Mission Will Launch Four People Into Orbit

500+NYT > Technology / 12h
The Inspiration4 mission shows private spaceflight’s promise, but also how far it has to go before just about anyone can travel to orbit.

Ex-U.S. Intelligence Officers Admit to Hacking Crimes in Work for Emiratis

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1KNYT > Technology / 12h
They were among a trend of Americans working for foreign governments trying to build their cyberoperation abilities.

App Delivery Workers in NYC Are Underpaid, Mistreated, and Often Injured, New Report Finds

31Gizmodo / 12h
A new report surveyed hundreds of delivery workers in New York City and found that many experienced unsteady wages, long hours, theft, and costly injuries. On top of that, they often described harsh treatment from restaurant owners, customers, and even the apps they work with. Read more...

Travis CI flaw exposed secrets of thousands of open source projects

Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A security flaw in Travis CI potentially exposed the secrets of thousands of open source projects that rely on the hosted continuous integration service. Travis CI is a software-testing solution used by over 900,000 open source projects and 600,000 users. A vulnerability in the tool made it possible for secure environment variables—signing keys, access credentials,

Startup Says Anyone New Jetpack Is So Simple That Anyone Can Fly It

100+Futurism / 12h
Just Add Jets Engineers in England say they’ve developed a jetpack so simple that anyone can safely fly it with minimal training. Maverick Aviation says the jetpack can travel up to 30mph, according to a statement obtained by Construction Global . It’s designed come with an easy learning curve, and even has an auto-pilot system installed. “What is unique about what we’re doing is the computer-con

Anonymous Claims to Have Stolen Huge Trove of Data From Epik, the Right-Wing’s Favorite Web Host

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1KGizmodo / 12h
Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous claim to have hacked web registration company Epik, allegedly stealing “a decade’s worth of data,” including reams of information about its clients and their domains. Read more...