Saturday, September 04, 2021

Saturday Technology News and More

Technology News and More

Segway Fixed The Biggest Issue with Robot Lawn Mowers

59How-To Geek / 2h
Segway, the personal transport company, is moving into lawn care. The Navimow is the brand’s first smart lawn mower, and it looks to fix one of the biggest issues in robot lawn care. The Segway Navimow will use GPS to navigate your lawn rather than boundary cables and other wires. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Philippine Airlines Files For Bankruptcy

Philippine Airlines•
27One Mile at a Time / 41min
Around the start of the pandemic we saw some airlines file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including Avianca and LATAM . You can now add another airline to the list . Philippine Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced the decision to undergo a financial restructuring under the US Chapter 11 process. A petition was filed in New York district court yes

The real cars of Grand Theft Auto 5

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 50min
When you get your hands on the new GTA game you'll want to know more about the tech in these stunning, well-equipped luxury models.

Iconic Dukes of Hazzard car smashed by tree during Hurricane Ida

SlashGear / 18min
The iconic and controversial car from classic TV show The Dukes of Hazzard was smashed by a tree during Hurricane Ida, one of the actors from the series has revealed. The car has largely been removed from pop culture because of the large Confederate flag on its roof and its name: General Lee. The Dukes of Hazzard was a comedy … Continue reading

The next generation of e-bikes will be seriously smart – but you'll be in control

Bosch eBike New Smart•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
We talk to Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems, about what the tomorrow's electric bikes have in store.

How fans have created the Sonic games you've always wanted

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
For PC Gaming Week, we’ve rounded up three fantastic Sonic fan games that you can play right now.

The 25 Best Labor Day Sales on Our Favorite Gear

Wired / 26min
Save on TVs, smart bulbs, running socks, and more WIRED-recommended products.

Biomutant and Ratchet & Clank Epitomize the Gaming Budget Gap

Wired / 26min
Two games. Two foxlike creature-heroes. Vastly different outcomes.

How Often Should You Get a New iPhone?

How-To Geek / 27min
Is there a right time to buy a new iPhone? Apple devices enjoy some of the longest software support of any manufacturer, but how do you balance this with speed and user experience improvements on new models? Let’s find out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The electric BMW i4 and iX offer superb craftsmanship, but Tesla's still the EV king

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
BMW's latest electric car duo look great, but if you're after power and affordability, you may want to look elsewhere.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: what we want to see

Samsung Galaxy Z 3•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a long way off yet, but we already know what we want from it.

This Star Wars book will change the way you think about the prequel movies

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The novelization of Revenge of the Sith is pure magic – and it arguably completes the story of the movie itself.

How to recreate any DSLR photography effect with your iOS or Android phone

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
We detail the apps worth downloading to create any DSLR photo effect with your phone.

Google-branded Chromebook processor to herald a new dimension

SlashGear / 1h
Google has forayed into a range of industries previously and it’s now planning to manufacture its own silicon for the forthcoming Chrome OS-powered notebooks. Google’s growing focus on developing in-house chipsets isn’t new, this year however, it’s only become more evident than ever before. Especially after an official teaser of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which will be powered … Continue reading

An ‘early build’ of Overwatch 2 will be used in Overwatch League's 2022 season

Overwatch 2 2022 O2•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The next Overwatch League will begin some time in April 2022 and it’ll use an early build of Overwatch 2.

The OnePlus 10 could end up looking a lot like the OnePlus 9

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
According to one tipster, the OnePlus 10 isn't going to change much from the OnePlus 9 in terms of its appearance.

Intel Alder Lake CPUs could go on sale November 19

Lake-S Intel Alder•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Get ready for an Alder Lake upgrade – if that’s what you’re planning – in just over two months’ time, in theory.

Save almost 60% on a convenient, portable Apple Watch charger

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $29: As of Sept. 4, you can get a portable Apple Watch charger that doubles as a keychain for $29 off the usual price — you'll pay just $19.99. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: The Apple Watch’s battery life sucks. Yes, even the newest one. When you compare it with, say, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 , the Apple Watch comes up short by about a week of battery power. That’s why it’s so im

Get this futuristic ear cleaner for under $30 and ditch cotton swabs forever

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Stop jabbing Q-tips in your ears, and opt for this Smart Visual Ear Cleaner , on sale for $8.01 off. As of Sept. 4, bring one home for only $25.99. You’ve likely heard people say time and again that you shouldn’t stick cotton swabs in your ears. And yet, you’ve probably defied the advice of doctors and went rogue with Q-Tips anyway. Considering there have been few alternatives in the past,

Ditch the fancy home gym equipment for this total body fitness trainer on sale

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Boost your home workout routine with the Terra-Glide Total Fitness Trainer , on sale for $194.99 — a $4.01 savings — as of Sept. 4. In case you haven't noticed, the concept of home fitness has completely changed. It used to be dominated by Jane Fonda and her legion of leg warmer-wearing folk, and then celebrity trainers releasing tapes packed with cookie-cutter workouts. Since YouTube fitn

Celebrate Labor Day by learning something new for only $15

Mashable / 2h
Some people use Labor Day weekend as an excuse to load their carts with a bunch of stuff they don’t actually need (guilty). Others take it as an opportunity to score a stellar deal on something that could help better themselves . If you fall into the latter category, you’ll be happy to know there are 10 different e-learning bundles on sale for just $15 apiece. So, you can learn an entirely new sk

Save $125 on this vacuum bundle that cleans and deodorizes your home

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $125: As of Sept. 4, this versatile Sirena vacuum bundle is $125 off the original price — get one for $772.99 in the Mashable Shop. When it comes to vacuum cleaners, there's an embarrassment of riches. Seemingly every vacuum out there claims to be the best. Some claim to be efficient in cleaning any surface, while some claim to be experts at getting rid of the debris left by your pets. Ultim

Google Pixel 6 is the first Pixel launch I've been interested in since the Pixel 3

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Google Pixel 6 is helping the company redefine its Pixel line, something it hasn't done for a while.

How PC gaming saved me from starving

One Games PlayStation•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
This is how necessity helped me transfer skills from gaming to real life

Microsoft Broke Windows 11 with a Built-In Ad

How-To Geek / 2h
Don’t you hate the little Windows ads that try to sell you on new apps and services? Yeah, well one of those built-in ads just broke the Taskbar and Start Menu in Windows 11’s latest Dev and Beta builds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Accessibility in gaming: there’s more work to be done

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Accessibility and inclusion in gaming have improved, but what resources are available to make it even better?

iPhone 13 launch: every product we expect to see from Apple

Apple iPhone 13 Pro•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
We expect the iPhone 13 range to launch in September, but we doubt it'll be alone: here's every product we expect to launch.

I discovered this air fryer trick and it’s a game-changer for making fries

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Fed up with how long it takes to prepare fries before cooking them in an air fryer? We discovered a handy trick that can speed up the process.

Facebook AI mislabels video of Black men as 'Primates' content

Facebook AI Black Men•
300+Engadget / 6h
Facebook has apologized after its AI slapped an egregious label on a video of Black men. According to The New York Times , users who recently watched a video posted by Daily Mail featuring Black men saw a prompt asking them if they'd like to "[k]eep seeing videos about Primates." The social network apologized for the "unacceptable error" in a statement sent to the publication. It also disabled th

Kickstart your career with this intuitive CV builder

Mashable / 6h
SAVE 37%: A one-year subscription to the hipCV Resume Builder is on sale for £35.78 as of Sept. 4, saving you 37% on list price. Your CV is the first chance you get to show a potential employer what you're truly made of. It should be just as fresh and up to date as the info, so you're ready to wow them in the interview. With hipCV, you'll gain access to an intuitive CV builder that lets you creat

Save 60% on Bitdefender's range of powerful digital protection packages

Mashable / 6h
SAVE 60%: As of Sept. 4, you can save 60% on Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Bitdefender Internet Security, or Bitdefender Total Security. Bitdefender is one of the best known and most respected names in the cybersecurity game, and that's because it's tough on online threats whilst being light on your system. This powerful combination means you can avoid nasty things like viruses without noticing a d

AMD's Threadripper 3990x is still - sadly - the cheapest 64-core CPU you can buy

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Only a choice if you're after a really powerful AMD desktop processor.

Talking shop with Twitter’s recent head of corp dev — and now VC — Seksom Suriyapa

32TechCrunch / 9h
Seksom Suriyapa was seemingly destined to land at a venture firm. A Stanford Law graduate, he worked at two blue-chip investment banks before joining the cybersecurity company McAfee as a senior corp dev employee, later logging six years at the human resources software company SuccessFactors and, in 2018, landing at Twitter, where he headed up its 12-person corporate development team until June.

Daily Crunch: Fintech startup Jeeves snags $500M valuation after $57M Series B

23TechCrunch / 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 3, 2021. As noted yesterday, most of TechCrunch has the day off so today’s newsletter is a little bit different than usual. Up top let’s chat early-stage startups. The TechCrunch team spent an age this week cataloging

Cannibal cane toads lead the week's science news, because of course they would

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Cannibal cane toads in Australia pretty much shot up this week's science news charts.

Battlefield Mobile beta for Android release detailed: What we know

Battlefield Mobile•
SlashGear / 11h
Earlier this year, Electronic Arts announced plans to launch a new Battlefield title for mobile devices, giving players a new way to experience the game. The company said at the time that Battlefield Mobile will arrive in 2022, but the beta version will launch for some players earlier. The company is now back with details about that beta. Battlefield Mobile … Continue reading

Texas Heartbeat Act Opens the Door for a Flood of Data Requests Targeting Abortion Providers

Gizmodo / 11h
The Texas Heartbeat Act, which has outlawed abortions after six weeks in the state of Texas, has many alarming angles to it, but one of the less obvious ones is the potential role large tech companies may play in facilitating upcoming legal cases against healthcare providers. Read more...

This device could stop USB cyberattacks for good

UK Device Thwart USB•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
A team of scientists have created a new intermediate device that creates a gateway between flash drives and a computer's USB ports.

United Airlines Had To Track Down Passengers They Let Skip Immigration On Friday

View from the Wing / 11h
Friday afternoon’s United Airlines flight from Dubrovnik to Newark was delayed about an hour and a half on departure. On arrival passengers were let off the aircraft and staff opened a door into the terminal instead of directing passengers to immigration and customs. The mistake was caught quickly, and as one passenger on the flight put it, the airline worked to "round up all of the people that h

New Lord of the Rings Stamps Will Get Your Mail to Mordor

500+Gizmodo / 11h
There are many, many reasons to think about moving to New Zealand. The gorgeous scenery. The wonderful people. The impressive response to the covid-19 pandemic . And, now, add to that list you can send your mail with some of the most gorgeous Lord of the Rings stamps imaginable. Read more...

Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men

Facebook Primates Black•
4KNYT > Technology / 11h
Facebook called it “an unacceptable error.” The company has struggled with other issues related to race.

Rivian’s electric pickup and SUV officially have over 300 miles of range

Rivian R1T R1S EPA•
100+Engadget / 12h
In a few short weeks , Rivian will start shipping its first R1T pickup and R1S SUV "Launch Edition" models to consumers. If you’ve been thinking about preordering one of the vehicles, you’ve had to base your decision on internal estimates from the company. No more. The Environmental Protection Agency has published its official range guidelines after testing both the R1S and R1T. Fitted with Rivia

Huge study addresses fear of major COVID-19 vaccine health effects

SlashGear / 12h
A huge study, which will continue to look into the matter for the next two years, reports that there are no serious health consequences associated with getting the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. The conclusion is based on an analysis of data on more than 6 million patients who received either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, with researchers calling the data ‘reassuring.’ The study … Continue reading

The Young Duke Leto Prepares for Intrigue in Dune: House Atreides

41Gizmodo / 12h
If you’re slavering in anticipation of Denis Villeneuve ’s Dune movie— and you should be —hopefully, you’ve reading Boom Studios ’ comics adaptation of the prequel, House Atreides , based on ta