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The pandemic changed how business laptops are designed

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The pandemic changed how we work but it also changed how business laptops are designed.

Update: Germany requiring vaccination for American visitors and at certain indoor spaces

1KThe Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. It was originally published Aug. 15. New vaccination requirements have been implemented in Germany to require proof of vaccination in certain indoor spaces as of Aug. 23. Dubbed the “3G rule,” select institutions and recreational facilities are now enforcing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test for patrons wishing

Woman Arrested Trying to Enter Hawaii With 'Maderna' Covid-19 Vaccine Card

Hawaii Mrozak Covid•
2KGizmodo / 11h
A 24-year-old woman from Illinois was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter Hawaii with a fake covid-19 vaccination record card. How did authorities know it was fake? For starters, the counterfeit card said the woman had received the “Maderna” vaccine rather than the Moderna vaccine. Read more...

3 tips to align your values with your startup’s culture

TechCrunch / 6min
Mark McClain Contributor Mark McClain is the founder and CEO of SailPoint , the leader in cloud enterprise security. You’ve heard the phrase “leading by example,” but what about “leading with values”? I’ve always led by example by using my values as my guide. Still, it wasn’t until I founded my first company that I fully understood the importance of embedding those values into the company, too. I

Half-price Samsung Galaxy S21, 40% off iPhone 12 mini and more in Telstra Day sale

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 24min
Telstra's one-day sales event has terrific prices on Apple and Samsung flagship phones and tablets, with up to 50% off.

Neural Network Gives Elon Musk Incredible Makeovers

31Futurism / 24min
Bob Cut Elon A team of researchers from Israel have devised a way of making photorealistic changes to photos using AI-based generative adversarial networks — simply by asking the user to input a description of what they want. The result: a picture of a cat gets turned into a “cute cat” with enlarged eyes simply by typing in the words “cute cat,” as seen in their preprint . But the researchers did

Reddit offers a non-response to uproar over COVID-19 misinformation

Engadget / 24min
Reddit has finally cracked down on COVID-19 misinformation following growing calls to act, although it probably won't satisfy many of its critics. The social site has banned r/NoNewNormal and quarantined 54 other COVID-19 denial subreddits, but not over the false claims themselves. Instead, it's for abuse — NoNewNormal was caught brigading en masse (that is, flooding other subreddits) despite war

NASA Joby eVTOL testing paves way for electric air taxis in cities

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SlashGear / 24min
NASA revealed in an announcement today that it recently began testing an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, a first for the space agency and a move toward bringing ‘air taxis’ to big cities. According to NASA, it will conduct its eVTOL tests through September 10, gathering data on the use of these all-electric aircraft as a potential future … Continue reading

NASA Flight Tests of Futuristic ‘Air Taxi’ Are Finally Underway

NASA Air Testing Joby•
Gizmodo / 30min
The first official tests of Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle have begun. NASA is leading these tests, which it’s doing to foster the development of similarly advanced aircraft. Read more...

Free Etihad Miles And Award Redemption Rebate {Roundup}

View from the Wing / 35min
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 ...

How a Vungle-owned mobile marketer sent Fontmaker to the top of the App Store

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TechCrunch / 36min
Does this sound familiar? An app goes viral on social media, often including TikTok, then immediately climbs to the top of the App Store where it gains even more new installs thanks to the heightened exposure. That’s what happened with the recent No. 1 on the U.S. App Store, Fontmaker , a subscription-based fonts app which appeared to benefit from word-of-mouth growth thanks to TikTok videos and

Some of American’s new elite perks are so popular that they’re selling out

The Points Guy / 41min
Qualifying for top-tier American Airlines elite status this year? Well, you might find yourself with one fewer perk to choose from. Back in December, American unveiled a new catalog of rewards for its Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members to pick from when qualifying for status via the adjusted 2021 requirements . That replaced the four systemwide upgrades that top-tier elites previously re

Subscription-based Bright Cellars lands more funding to personalize its wines

TechCrunch / 42min
Bright Cellars , a six-year-old, Milwaukee, Wis.-based subscription-based wine seller has, like many upstarts, evolved over time. While it once sent its club members third-party wines that fit their particular profiles, Bright Cellars says it’s now amassing enough data about its customers through its “palate” quizzes that it no longer sells wines made by other brands. Instead, while some of its “

Feds Demand Data on Teslas Crashing Into Emergency Responders

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31Futurism / 46min
Data Dump The federal government’s investigation into crashes seemingly caused by Tesla’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” driving assistance software is ramping up. On Tuesday morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent Tesla an 11-page letter demanding data on exactly how the Autopilot system detects and perceives emergency vehicles and other hallmarks of a crash scene,

Here’s our first look at Marvel’s Midnight Suns and its card-based battle system

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SlashGear / 46min
One of the biggest announcements during Gamescom last week was the reveal of Marvel’s Midnight Suns from Firaxis and 2K Games. This is the long-rumored Marvel XCOM game that was said to be in the works at Firaxis, but unfortunately, that announcement came with sparse details about the game itself. Today we’re learning a little bit more about Marvel’s Midnight … Continue reading

Crypto platforms need regulation to survive, says SEC boss

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70Ars Technica / 47min
Enlarge (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ) The chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission is warning that cryptocurrency trading platforms are putting their own survival at risk unless they heed his call to work within the nation’s regulatory framework. Gary Gensler told the Financial Times that while he remained “technology neutral,” crypto assets were no different than any others

First Marvel’s Midnight Suns gameplay footage: XCOM with cards looks rad

Marvel Midnight Suns•
Ars Technica / 47min
Flashy cinematic attacks in Marvel's Rising Suns certainly eclipse the kinds of attacks you can pull off in the same developer's XCOM games. [credit: Firaxis / 2K Games / Marvel ] After getting a world-premiere CGI reveal last week, the new Firaxis strategy game Marvel's Midnight Suns received a full-blown gameplay premiere on Wednesday. Sure enough, it looks exactly like last week's promise of a

Watch 2 Terminators Transform in Front of Your Eyes

Gizmodo / 48min
When is a piece of art better than another piece of art? When it’s two pieces in one. That’s the theme of “Transitions,” the latest show by pop culture artist Cuyler Smith. Smith is best known for turning sports movies into trading cards , but in recent months he’s become interested in lenticular prints and has been… Read more...

TurboTax maker Intuit in $10bn takeover talks with email firm Mailchimp

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Intuit is reportedly considering acquiring Mailchimp for more than $10bn following its acquisition of Credit Karma last year.

Google Confirms New Nest Doorbell Cam Gets Too Hot to Record All the Time

Gizmodo / 1h
The second-generation Nest Doorbell is the first battery-powered version of the device from Google, equipped with various battery-saving features by default. But even though you can plug in the new Nest Doorbell via power wire, it won’t support around-the-clock video recording. Read more...

Why Your Doctor Doesn't Want to Give You an 'Off Label' COVID Vaccine

Lifehacker / 1h
When Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved in August, it was only approved for ages 16 and up as a two-dose series. But since fully-approved vaccines and medications can be used “off label,” many of us started wondering if providers could administer the vaccine to children or give boosters to people who wouldn’t… Read more...

Here’s How You Can Help Shut Down the Vile Website for Snitching on People Who Get Abortions in Texas

Gizmodo / 1h
Even if you don’t live in Texas, you’ve likely heard about the state’s draconian abortion restrictions that officially went into effect on Wednesday . The so-called “Heartbeat Bill,” aka Senate Bill 8 , makes it fully illegal for anyone—friends, family, doctors—across Texas to help women access an abortion in the state… Read more...

Rocket Lab boosts its space systems division in quest to become an ‘end-to-end space company’

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20TechCrunch / 1h
Peter Beck hasn’t been shy about his intention to grow Rocket Lab into more than just a launch provider, but a fully vertically integrated space company that makes spacecraft in addition to sending them to orbit. The company, which he founded in 2006, has taken yet another major stride toward that goal with the news Wednesday that it will open a new production facility to manufacture satellite co

China Appears to Be Working on a Clone of NASA’s Mars Helicopter

49Futurism / 1h
Copy Cat Where have we seen this one before? China’s National Space Science Center (CNNSC) has shown off a prototype for a “Mars cruise drone” that looks extremely familiar. The image shared by the science center shows a small rotorcraft with two large blades sitting on a table — seemingly heavily inspired by NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, as SpaceNews reporter Andrew Jones pointed out on Twit

Is the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 just a month away?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft announced a new Surface event for September 22. Is the new Microsoft Surface Duo 2 inbound?

How iPhones and Apple Watches will store your state IDs and driver’s licenses

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Whether buying alcohol or passing through TSA airport security, here's how you'll use your iPhone and Apple Watch as digital IDs.

Elon Musk warns the Tesla Roadster might not ship until at least 2023

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Engadget / 1h
Add the Roadster to the list of delayed Tesla vehicles . On Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk said the performance EV wouldn’t make its previously announced 2022 shipment date . “2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship,” he said in a tweet spotted by Roadshow . The executive added the Roadster should ship in 2023, “a

NYC Considers Surveillance Law That Would Fine Drivers With Loud Cars

Gizmodo / 1h
A New York City legislator has introduced a bill that would let the police department use radar and artificial intelligence to surveil noise levels related to traffic in the city. If you got caught making a ruckus in violation of city code under the new law, the NYPD could use the tech to identify your car and send… Read more...

Netflix finally reveals when Seinfeld will be available to stream

SlashGear / 1h
Seinfeld fans have had a long dry spell since the popular sitcom left Hulu. Though we’ve known for months that it would be coming to Netflix, the streaming service didn’t elect to make it available at the same time it left Hulu — and it didn’t say when it planned to make the series available. That, thankfully, has finally changed. … Continue reading

This ‘Set It And Forget It’ Crypto Trading Platform Lets You Automate Investing

Futurism / 1h
Investing in cryptocurrency can be extremely lucrative. But it also requires a lot of round-the-clock active attention to make sure you don’t lose your shirt, or miss out on any quick trips to the moon. But we all have lives to lead, and we can’t watch our crypto holdings day and night. But with Coinrule, you don’t have to . It’s an automatic crypto trading platform that lets you easily set condi

RED's latest 8K pro camera has a new sensor that shoots 120FPS RAW video

RED’s Raptor DSMC3•
Engadget / 1h
RED is determined to stay at the forefront of 8K video recording , and its latest pro camera might just be proof. DPReview notes that RED has unveiled the V-Raptor ST, its first camera in the DSMC3 lineup. The body is only slightly bigger than the Komodo , but it touts a brand new, 35.4-megapixel VV full-frame sensor that offers a large 17 stops of dynamic range and "cinema-quality" scan times tw

Last call to pay less to ski this season with the Epic Pass: Lock in pricing by Sept. 6

73The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Cooler temperatures are right around the corner as we head toward fall, and that means ski season is almost here. After the heat advisories that have hit different pockets of the U.S., many are probably dreaming of freshly packed snow and the thrill of racing down the mountain on a pair of skis. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned

10 Smart Option-Key Shortcuts You're Not Using on Your Mac

Lifehacker / 1h
Long-time Mac users are likely familiar with the secrets of the Option key. It can reveal hidden menus and other handy features in one click, like the ability to expand nested folders. If you’re someone who’s relatively new to Macs, or if you’ve never bothered to explore your keyboard much, today’s a good day to… Read more...

SpaceX says Amazon is trying to delay Starlink because it can't compete

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Engadget / 1h
SpaceX isn't pulling any punches in its response to Amazon's latest stalling tactics. Yesterday, SpaceX told the FCC that Amazon is purposefully trying to delay proposals for its Starlink satellite internet service. The reason? Amazon still can't compete with its own satellite solution, Kuiper Systems, Ars Technica reports . This wouldn't be a first for Amazon, of course: a similar complaint led

Pokemon GO Misunderstood Mischief and the 16 steps to Hoopa

Hoopa Season Pokémon•
SlashGear / 1h
Hoopa is in the game Pokemon GO now – but you might not yet be able to catch this impossibly rare Pokemon. There’ll be a monstrous set of tasks you’ll need to perform in the game in order to get to the end of the road, where we MIGHT see a Hoopa offered as a guaranteed encounter. To catch Hoopa, … Continue reading

Disney Writers Seeking Royalties Throw Their Support Behind Scarlett Johansson

76Gizmodo / 1h
Earlier this year , a group of people working with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and other writing guilds formed the “Disney Must Pay Task Force.” This was the result of a public disagreement between the studio and Star Wars and Alien tie-in novelist Alan Dean Foster over Disney holding back on… Read more...

Huge SpaceX-Branded Tank Treads Spotted in Europe

100+Futurism / 1h
Piece by Piece An astute Twitter user spotted an odd piece of machinery heading down the German Autobahn highway this week. The machinery, which looked like a pair of giant tank treads emblazoned with the SpaceX logo, seemed to be heading from Austria to a port in either Hamburg, Germany or Rotterdamn in The Netherlands, they tweeted . After much speculation about spacecraft transportation vehicl

Traces of Beer Discovered in 9,000-Year-Old Chinese Pots

Gizmodo / 1h
Archaeologists in southeastern China found evidence of ancient beer consumption tucked away in some of the ceramic vessels at the site. Because the excavation also turned up two human skeletons, the research team believes the beer was ritually consumed, perhaps to honor the dead. Read more...

Logitech launches new wireless technology for the enterprise, aimed at hybrid work

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Logitech's new enterprise wireless technology Logi Bolt is designed to address IT challenges while offering improved connectivity.

The process for obtaining France’s digital health pass keeps changing

500+The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This post was updated with new information on Sept. 1. Since this article was first published in August, the French government has revised the process for Americans to apply for the French health pass three times. I initially detailed how Americans visiting France in 2021 could obtain a digital health pass, or “pass sanitaire,” to comply with new French COVID-19 mandates that took

Why Your Rent Is Often More Than a Mortgage Payment

Lifehacker / 2h
Renters frustrated by headlines about the hot housing market that make it seem like this is their last chance to buy property won’t exactly be comforted by reports that rent payments are currently exceeding average monthly mortgage payments . But comparing the costs of owning versus renting on a monthly basis isn’t… Read more...

Salman Rushdie Joins Substack’s Stable of Cancelled Writers

Gizmodo / 2h
Author Salman Rushdie is joining subscription newsletter service Substack, telling the Guardian that hardcover books remain “incredibly, mutinously alive” and he is “having another go, I guess, at killing it.” Read more...

System76’s updated 15-inch Pangolin laptop ships with Ryzen 7 5700U CPU

Ars Technica / 2h
System76's Pangolin is a lightweight and relatively slender 15" design with a 1080p matte display and RGB-lit keyboard. [credit: System76 ] Specs at a glance: System76 Pangolin OS Pop!_OS 21.04 or Ubuntu Linux 20.04 CPU Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 7 5700U RAM 8GiB DDR4 (upgradable to 64GiB) GPU AMD Vega 7 integrated SSD 240GB to 2TB NVMe Battery 49 Wh LiOn Wi-Fi Intel dual-band Wi-Fi 6 Display 15-inch

Meet Fuse, the digital instrument that moves with music — Future Blink

Mashable / 2h
Fuse is a 3D MIDI controller that lets you control the sound similar to a theremin.

A New York City-Sized Oil Spill Is Contaminating the Mediterranean Sea

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Gizmodo / 2h
A Syrian power plant began leaking oil last week , and now the spill is heading for Cyprus. The effects on marine ecosystems and communities could be devastating as it spreads across the Mediterranean. Read more...

Russian Official: Space Station Damage May Be “Irreparable”

100+Futurism / 2h
Failure Analysis Days after Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station found new cracks in the Zarya module, a prominent Russian official is warning that the damage is poised to get even worse — and that it may be impossible to restore the module to its former glory. Vladimir Solovyov, the chief engineer of the Russian space company Energia that developed Russia’s portion of the ISS, r

Pottery found in China reveals 9,000-year-old ancient beer recipe

SlashGear / 2h
Researchers with Dartmouth College have detailed the discovery of beer residue in 9,000-year-old pottery, shedding light on both the habits and recipes used by people in ancient China. The findings indicate the beer was likely used as part of a ritual, according to the study, which notes that human remains were found in the same area. The study, which was … Continue reading

United is bringing back fresh food to coach cabins

100+The Points Guy / 2h
United flyers sitting “in the back” can soon enjoy some fresh fare. Beginning Sept. 15, United will once again offer a selection of fresh food on its buy-on-board Choice Menu. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! There’ll be two options to enjoy for morning departures between 5 a.m. and 9:59 a.m, as well as three all-day dining choices for flig

We're Giving Away One of Our Favorite TVs

21Wired / 2h
We're working with TCL and CBS Sports to give away our top WIRED-recommended TV. (Open to the US only. See rules for details.)

The Apple Watch May Get Blood Pressure and Fertility Features, but Not Anytime Soon

Apple Watch Series 7•
Gizmodo / 2h
According to a Wall Street Journal report , Apple is working on a number of advanced health features for the Apple Watch, including the ability to measure your blood pressure and body temperature. This is definitely in the realm of possibility, but just because Apple’s working on a feature doesn’t mean it’ll land on… Read more...

HBO Max app lands on Vizio SmartCast TVs

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Engadget / 2h
Watching HBO Max shows and movies on a TV is getting a little easier for Vizio owners. SmartCast TVs now have a native HBO Max app, so you won't need to cast content from another device. Along with accessing HBO Max the old-fashioned way by pressing buttons on your remote, you can use voice navigation via the SmartCast Mobile app or Voice Remote with Vizio Voice . To mark the app's debut, Vizio i

Virtual events startups have high hopes for after the pandemic

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33TechCrunch / 2h
Few people thought of virtual events before the pandemic struck, but this format has fulfilled a unique and important need for companies and organizations large and small during the pandemic. But what will virtual events’ value be as more of the world attempts to return to life before COVID-19? To find out, we caught up with top executives and investors in the sector to learn about the big trends

Anti-vaxxers charged after selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards on Instagram

Fake Vaccination Instagram•
36Mashable / 2h
It may not be surprising that an Instagram user going by the handle @AntiVaxMomma is an anti-vaccination conspiracy theorist. What may shock you, however, is that this person was raking in good money selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards on the Facebook-owned social media platform. Jasmine Clifford, a 31-year-old woman from New Jersey, was charged in a Manhattan court on Tuesday with felonies r

Emirates Taking Delivery Of World’s Last Airbus A380 In November 2021

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95One Mile at a Time / 2h
Emirates has just moved forward delivery of its last Airbus A380 by around seven months, marking the end of A380 production. Emirates taking delivery of last three A380s Emirates has announced that it will take delivery of three more Airbus A380s by November 2021, bringing forward the original delivery timeline from June 2022. This is significant, because these are the last three Airbus A380s tha

Here’s how to use (and track) your September Amex statement credits

83The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Mo’ credits, mo’ problems reasons to keep your American Express cards at the top of your wallet. Want more credit card news and travel advice from TPG? Sign up for our daily newsletter ! It’s the start of a new month, which means that all of your monthly Amex credits have just reset. Amex first introduced these various credits as a w

September Is Here, and So Are 63 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

Gizmodo / 2h
This month we’ve got stories galore to keep you entertained as the seasons change. Read on for kingdoms in rebellion, magical murder mysteries , space shenanigans, parallel dimensions , vampires, a new Dune novel , haunted houses (and forests and lakes ), short-story collections , and so much more. Read more...

How to Choose Your Microphone on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 2h
While using Windows 11, you might need to switch audio inputs between several microphones connected to your PC. Luckily, Windows makes the process fairly easy. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This New Electric Bike Drive System Reimagines How Pedaling Works

33How-To Geek / 2h
Most bikes and e-bikes require some form of mechanical power delivery to the wheels, such as chains, driveshafts, or even belts. However, German company Schaeffler has just unveiled an all-new bike drive system that’s entirely electrical and doesn’t need any of that to get your bike going. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Razor's New Scooters and RipSticks Sport Crazy LED Lights

27How-To Geek / 2h
Good kids’ toys follow a very predictable formula; they’re exciting and trendy, they mix the old with the new, and they annoy the crap out of parents. From what we can tell, Razor’s new line of Lightshow scooters and RipSticks tick all those boxes—all models have integrated LED lights, and one model packs a built-in Bluetooth speaker to blast the latest TikTok hits. Read This Article on Review Ge

How to Teach Yourself to Try (and Like) New Foods

Lifehacker / 2h
“Picky” eating isn’t just for kids. There are plenty of adults who steer clear of certain ingredients or dishes for a variety of reasons. Whether you grew up somewhere without many diverse cuisine options, were raised in a culture or religion that kept you away from particular foods, or just straight-up hate olives,… Read more...

PlayStation Plus games for September include a ton of Overcooked for PS5

PlayStation September•
SlashGear / 2h
After waiting until the 11th hour to do so, today Sony finally revealed the free PlayStation Plus games for September. Typically, we’d get announcements like this before a new month begins, but Sony took its sweet time in announcing the free PS Plus games this time around. If you’ve been following the news, you’re already familiar with this lineup, too. … Continue reading

Elon Musk Suggests Zapping Jeff Bezos “With Our Space Lasers”

100+Futurism / 2h
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is getting real tired of litigation by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Most recently, Blue Origin took NASA to court over its decision to award its Human Landing Systems (HLS) contract to SpaceX , leaving Blue Origin in the dust. Today, Ars Technica reported that Blue Origin has the hired advisory firm behind the highly controversial JEDI contract , a $10 billion military cloud comp

Apple reportedly asks US employees to share their vaccination status

Apple Employees Status•
Engadget / 2h
Apple has asked all of its US employees to share their vaccination status voluntarily. According to Bloomberg , the company recently sent out a memo requesting workers, whether they currently work out of an office or not, to share that information by September 17th. Apple reportedly plans to use the data it collects to inform its ongoing COVID-19 response. Bloomberg reports the company told emplo

Amazon sale slashes the M1 MacBook Air to $849.99 – the lowest price ever

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Amazon's latest sale has the powerful M1 MacBook Air on sale for a record-low price of $849.99.

New Surface hardware is likely to surface at Microsoft’s September 22 event

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Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Microsoft is streaming a Surface-focused hardware event on September 22. (credit: Microsoft) Windows 11 is coming out on October 5, but it's not the only thing Microsoft has in store for this fall. The company will livestream an event at 11 am Eastern on September 22 where it promises to "talk about devices and Windows 11." Microsoft wasn't specific about what kinds of devices it plans

Google reportedly optimistic about Pixel 6 sales, increases production by 50%

Google Pixel 6 October•
Ars Technica / 3h
The Pixel 6. Notice how the bottom one has a bigger area above the camera block? That's the "Pro" model. [credit: Google ] Nikkei Asia has been sniffing around the Google supply chain and came away with a fun pair of Google rumors. The first is that Google is so optimistic about Pixel 6 sales that it's increasing the production capacity by 50 percent. The second is that the Pixel 6's "Google Tens

Another Go-To Route For Wide Open Transatlantic Award Space Using American Miles

View from the Wing / 3h
At the point where they're willing to take 60,000 miles the award, is it that hard to make seats available and call them saver? Instead these are 'web specials' which means that there are no changes permitted. For simple itineraries that's no big deal because American eliminated all cancel and redeposit fees for awards (for all members, this is no longer a benefit restricted to Executive Platinum

How High-Intensity Emotions (Even the Good Ones) Are Wearing Us Out

Lifehacker / 3h
If you’ve ever felt a rush of intense emotion—whether a positive one, such as a surge of happiness, or a negative one, like a rush of anger—then you’ve probably also experienced the crash that comes when those emotions abate. Although we usually think of exhaustion in physical terms, it can also be mental. If you’ve… Read more...

'PUBG' creator Brendan Greene leaves Krafton to form independent studio

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Engadget / 3h
Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene, best known as creator of PUBG: Battlegrounds (previously known as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ), is going independent. His PlayerUnknown Productions studio has spun out from PUBG owner Krafton, which will hold a minority stake in the company. “I’m so very grateful to everyone at PUBG and Krafton for taking a chance on me and for the opportunities they afforded me

What If Killed an Entire Universe by Breaking One Man's Heart

Gizmodo / 3h
In both Marvel’s What If animated series and the comic books they’re based on, Uatu the Watcher is committed to a life of unceasing, removed impartiality and sworn to never become directly involved with any of the events he witnesses across the multiverse. Episode four of Disney+’s What If was a reminder of the… Read more...

Android 12 Beta 5 and final before Pixel 6 release date

SlashGear / 3h
The final Beta release before the full public release of Android 12 is upon us. If all goes according to expected plan, the final release candidate version of Android 12 will appear on the 8th or the 15th of September. After that, we’ll likely see a Google Pixel 6 event with Android 12 in full effect on October 12 or … Continue reading

Record number of points opportunities: 17 credit card transfer bonuses currently available

97The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. If you truly want to maximize your miles, periodic transfer bonuses offer some of the most lucrative opportunities for fantastic points redemptions . Specifically, you can sometimes get up to 50% more value for your points by transferring them to specific airline or hotel loyalty programs at the right moment. We’ve recently seen a ma

Agility Robotics’ Digit gets a warehouse gig

TechCrunch / 3h
A new video from Agility Robotics showcases an increasing familiar sight: advanced, autonomous robots performing boring warehouse tasks. It’s not the sort of video that tends to be hugely viral for a company, rather, it’s the sort of meat and potatoes proof of concept that companies like Boston Dynamics wedge between flashy videos of parkour and highly choreographed dance sessions. Ultimately, ho

Tokyo Game Show 2021 will include streams from Xbox, Square Enix and more

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The lineup for the Tokyo Game Show 2021 has been revealed and it includes names like Xbox, Square Enix, Capcom and Ubisoft.

DJI's next gimbal might be able to extend like a selfie stick

DJI 5 Gimbal Selfie•
Engadget / 3h
It looks like DJI is preparing to release a new smartphone gimbal. A leak shared by WinFuture and subsequently spotted by The Verge shows the Osmo Mobile 5. New to this model is a telescoping mechanism that will allow you to extend the gimbal. That’s something that should give those who buy the OM 5 more ways to compose their photos and videos. According to the outlet, the device will cost €159 (

Twitter's new Safety Mode tries to take the pain out of going viral

Twitter Safety Mode•
Mashable / 3h
Attention can be a blessing and a curse, especially on Twitter. The social media platform announced a new feature Wednesday seemingly designed to mitigate the sometimes troubling and often all-encompassing effects of going viral. Dubbed Safety Mode, the setting allows Twitter users who suddenly find themselves on the receiving end of unwanted attention the chance to chill things out — even if jus

Twitter finally launches Super Follows as OnlyFans stumbles

Twitter Super Follows•
Mashable / 3h
Let the dollar signs flow. Twitter announced Wednesday that it has finally, officially, started the rollout of Super Follows . The feature, first revealed back in February , allows users to charge a monthly fee in exchange for access to additional content. Twitter will take a cut of the earnings. "With Super Follows, people can monetize bonus, 'behind-the-scenes' content for their most engaged fo

Fact-checking study finds everyday news readers have a pretty good bullshit detector

Mashable / 3h
Between the anti-vaxxers taking horse medicine to fight COVID-19 and Trump supporters still pushing The Big Lie, the fight to curb online misinformation may feel hopeless at times. A new study by researchers at MIT may be a small ray of light we can really use right now: Many people actually do have a pretty good bullshit detector when it comes to online misinformation. The study, titled "Scaling

Idiot Anti-Vaxxer Misspells “Moderna” on Falsified Vaccine Card

Maderna Card Hawaii•
200+Futurism / 3h
Chloe Mrozak, a 24-year-old woman from Illinois, was busted for faking the vaccination card she used to enter the state of Hawaii in late August. The reason why is almost as stupid as faking your own vaccination card: she misspelled Moderna as “Maderna,” Insider reports . Mrozak was arrested on Saturday, according to Hawaii News Now , upon returning to the Daniel K. Inouye international Airport f

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media’s Trust Issue?

23Wired / 3h
A new study finds that small groups of laypeople can match or surpass the work of professional fact checkers—and they can do it at scale.

Twitter opens Super Follow subscriptions for some creators

Twitter Super Follows•
Engadget / 3h
Twitter is finally flipping the switch on “Super Follows,” its new subscription feature that allows creators to charge their followers for exclusive content. Starting today, the company is making the feature available to a “small group” of creators, with plans to expand the lineup in the coming weeks (Twitter has been taking applications for Super Follows since June). For now, creators can set mo

Twitter rolls out paid subscription ‘Super Follows’ to let you cash in on your tweets

Twitter Super Follows•
41TechCrunch / 3h
After opening applications in June, Twitter is rolling out Super Follows , its premium subscription option, starting today. The feature, first revealed in February, will allow users to subscribe to accounts they like for a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive content. For creators, Super Follows are another useful tool in the emerging patchwork of monetization options across social

Doom Patrol’s Season 3 Trailer: Michelle Gomez, Time Travel, and a Smorgasbord of DC Villains

Gizmodo / 3h
In the same way that the Doom Patrol is seemingly always open to the idea of adding new members to their heroic group, they’re just as willing to haphazardly accept newcomers into their rogues’ gallery. After two seasons of fighting demons, aliens, and oversized vermin, Doom Patrol ’s on its way back to HBO Max for a… Read more...

Amazon asked FCC to reject Starlink plan because it can’t compete, SpaceX says

Musk SpaceX Amazon FCC•
Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 12, 2016. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Amazon's attempt to block proposals for the next-generation Starlink system is a "delay tactic" and a continuation of Amazon's strategy of "hinder[ing] competitors to compensate for Amazon's failure to make progress of its own," Space

Traveling to Canada during the pandemic — what’s it like?

The Points Guy / 3h
I traveled to Canada in August to cover its reopening to vaccinated Americans . The reopening was uneventful — I was let in without issue, and the border crossing almost seemed too normal after being closed for over a year. But what was Canada like on the ground? I visited Canada’s two largest cities — Toronto and Montreal — to find out for myself. I spent limited time in each city but made an ef

Hyatt Double Elite Qualifying Nights For New Co-Brand Cardmembers

View from the Wing / 3h
Hyatt has made becoming a cardmember this year even better for earning elite status. Those who apply between August 16, 2021 – September 30, 2021 and are approved for the card will earn double elite qualifying nights through the end of 2021 (2 elite nights for each eligible night stayed at a Hyatt hotel through December 31st, 2021). Continue reading ...

Why You Should Turn On Strava's 'Beacon' Feature When You Go for a Run

Lifehacker / 3h
If you’re running or hiking alone, it’s always smart to let somebody know your plans and when you expect to be back. Better yet, apps with location sharing can allow your partner or friend to know exactly where you are at any moment. But there’s a way to go even beyond that : Use Strava’s Beacon feature, now available… Read more...

What Is UX, and What Does It Stand For?

How-To Geek / 3h
You’ll likely hear the term “UX” used a lot, especially among designers or web engineers, in conjunction or seemingly interchangeably with UI (user interface). But what exactly is it? Find out below. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nomad AirTag Leather Loop Review: A Better Deal than Apple's

How-To Geek / 3h
Buying an accessory for your accessory sounds backward, but if you want to carry around your Apple AirTag, it’s something you’ll have to do. Fortunately, Nomad sells the Leather Loop, a premium leather keychain, which is significantly cheaper than Apple’s offerings. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

DISH Boost Mobile acquires MVNO Gen Mobile: What’s that mean for you?

Boost Gen Mobile•
SlashGear / 3h
Boost Mobile just announced they’d be acquiring the entirety of Gen Mobile. DISH Network Corporation owns Boost Mobile, and now they’ll own the entirety of what was included in Gen Mobile. Boost will procure all of Gen Mobile’s distribution network, technology, customer base, the brand, and the wireless team currently working for Gen Mobile. In the very near future, Gen … Continue reading

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Opening Late 2021

72One Mile at a Time / 3h
While the resort isn’t yet accepting reservations, it looks like the new Alila Maldives is targeting an opening date in late 2021. Alila Maldives nearing completion At the beginning of 2020 we learned that Alila was planning on opening a property in the Maldives. Specifically, the Hyatt developments website began listing the Alila Villas Maldives, and at the time there was an expected opening dat

Here Are the First 8 States Getting ID Support in Apple Wallet

Gizmodo / 3h
Apple wants to hold all of our most important stuff in the Apple Wallet: a tempting offer we’re declining for now because we don’t need the pain of losing the phone compounded with also losing our credit cards, house keys, and car keys. But if you’re willing to roll the dice, Apple has announced that eight states are… Read more...

Hyundai’s sharp-looking Ioniq 5 EV is Motional’s new robotaxi

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Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / In 2023, Motional will begin operating Hyundai Ioniq 5 robotaxis. (credit: Motional) In 2023, you'll be able to take Lyft rides in autonomous Hyundai Ioniq 5s with self-driving systems provided by Motional—as long as you live in the right city. This week, we got our first look at the sensor-bedazzled battery-electric vehicles, which add lidar, radar, and cameras to one of the best-looki

Western Digital introduces new non-SMR 20TB HDDs with onboard NAND

Western Digital HDD•
Ars Technica / 3h
is Enlarge / This isn't Western Digital's first 20TB drive—but it is the first shipping drive to achieve that density without the use of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology. (credit: Western Digital) At Western Digital's HDD Reimagine Event yesterday, the company introduced its newest hard drive architecture—a hybrid spinning rust/NAND flash design it calls OptiNAND. But as WD President

New ‘Adaptive Volume’ Feature Will Let Alexa Scream to Be Heard

Gizmodo / 3h
Like so many of us, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant just wants to be heard and understood, but is often drowned out by the discordant cacophony of 21st century life. But no longer: Amazon is reportedly rolling out a new adaptive volume feature that will allow Alexa to respond more loudly if you happen to be in a noisy… Read more...

'Did it hurt' memes are hilarious, painful, and taking over the internet

Mashable / 3h
Did it hurt? Trying to find a way to start this blog? If you've been online in the past day or so, you understand what I'm getting at here. Memes playing off the phrase "Did it hurt" have taken over the internet. These memes riff on that old, corny pickup line: Did it hurt?...When you fell from heaven? The memes are however, typically speaking, much better than that old pickup line and pretty var

Berlin Brands Group, now valued at $1B+, raises $700M to buy and scale merchants that sell on marketplaces like Amazon

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22TechCrunch / 3h
Berlin Brands Group (BBG) — one of the new wave of e-commerce startups hoping to build lucrative economies of scale around buying up smaller brands that sell on marketplaces like Amazon and using technology to run and scale them more efficiently — has picked up a big round of funding to fill out that mission. The startup has closed a round of $700 million, comprising both equity and debt, which i

Pre-Order the LEGO Batmobile Tumbler Today and Become the Dark Knight

How-To Geek / 3h
Over the years, the Batmobile has had several iconic designs. And while we love the 1989 LEGO Batmobile, today LEGO opened pre-orders for two more batmobile sets, including the famous Dark Knight Tumbler. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dice an Onion in Under a Minute with This Foolproof Method

How-To Geek / 3h
Dicing an onion is a basic skill, but not everyone knows how to quickly achieve a uniform dice. Here’s how to dice up an onion quickly with no fuss. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Xbox Game Pass just gave Halo Infinite fans some good news

Halo Infinite Xbox•
SlashGear / 3h
Earlier today, Microsoft revealed a new batch of games heading to Xbox Game Pass this month. The slate of upcoming games seems pretty solid, but hidden within today’s announcement was something that folks looking forward to Halo Infinite will want to take note of. As it turns out, Halo Infinite is available for pre-load through Xbox Game Pass beginning today, … Continue reading

Sphere raises $2M to help employees lobby for green 401(k) plans

TechCrunch / 4h
In the United States, a 401(k) plan is an employer-sponsored defined-contribution pension account. However, with legacy institutional investing, most of these have at least some level of fossil fuel involvement, and, let’s face it, very few of us really know. Now a startup plans to change that. California-based startup Sphere wants to get employees to ask their employers for investment options th

See if you’re eligible for Apple’s new TSA-approved digital driver’s license

Apple Wallet Digital•
100+The Points Guy / 4h
Update 9/1/21: Digital ID functionality isn’t available just yet — once states begin enabling access, iPhone owners will need to update their device to iOS 15 before adding an electronic version of their state identification or driver’s license. Big news for iPhone owners in a handful of U.S. states: This week, Apple began rolling out support for digital versions of driver’s licenses and state ID

Blood Will Be Collected From SpaceX Space Tourists Next Month

36Futurism / 4h
The crew of the upcoming Inspiration4 mission, the first all-civilian human spaceflight, have agreed to collect and test drops of their blood during their journey around the Earth — for the sake of science. The crew of four are set to lift off aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on September 15. They won’t be docking with the Crew Dragon’s typical destination of the International Space Station

Marvel’s 'What If?' expands beyond its anthology beginnings

Engadget / 4h
The following contains spoilers for episodes three and four of 'What If...?' There’s a Twilight Zone episode I’m particularly fond of called “A World of His Own,” where a writer discovers that everything he speaks into his dictaphone comes true, and he can undo it by simply burning the tape. By the end, even narrator Rod Serling is shown to be a creation of this character’s imagination, making th

CDPR still plans to release 'Cyberpunk 2077' and 'The Witcher 3' console upgrades in 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 2021•
Engadget / 4h
CD Projekt Red hasn't revealed exactly when it will roll out the long-promised PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . However, it says it's still on track to release them by the end of the year. The studio listed "late 2021" as the timeframe for those upgrades in its financial report for the first half of the year. The timeline still fits with

Missions to Mars Shouldn’t Exceed Four Years Due to Radiation Risks, Scientists Say

Gizmodo / 4h
An international collaboration of scientists say it’s safe for astronauts to fly to Mars and back, provided the length of the mission does not exceed four years and that crewed flights to the Red Planet coincide with a well-known solar cycle. Read more...

Investigation into hacked "map" of UK gun owners

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52BBC News - Technology / 4h
Animal rights activists have published a "map" of thousands of gun owners and their addresses.

How Do We Know Cows Are So Bad for the Climate?

Gizmodo / 4h
The meat culture wars have shone a light on the uncomfortable truth: As delicious as they are, hamburgers aren’t so great for the planet. Agriculture makes up one-third of total methane emissions worldwide. While that encompasses a lot of different components, like land use and manure management, emissions from the… Read more...

Anger, frustration at FDA over Biden’s booster plan; two top regulators resign

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Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The US Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency ) Two top vaccine regulators have resigned from the Food and Drug Administration, revealing anger, frustration, and turmoil at the federal agency as it faces intensifying pressure to authorize COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and doses for children under the age of 12. The two regulators le

Streamers are boycotting Twitch today to protest the platform’s lack of action on ‘hate raids’

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23TechCrunch / 4h
Over the last month, Twitch users have become increasingly concerned and frustrated with bot-driven hate raids. To protest Twitch’s lack of immediate action to prevent targeted harassment of marginalized creators, some streamers are going dark to observe #ADayOffTwitch today. Per the protest, users are sharing a list of demands for the Amazon-owned Twitch. They want the platform to host a roundta

Looks like Google wants its own Apple M1 success story

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Word on the street is that Google is taking its win with its custom Whitechapel chip for the Pixel 6 and looking to make more powerful chips for its tablets and laptops.

TimTheTatman is the latest major Twitch streamer to defect to YouTube

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30Engadget / 4h
DrLupo isn't the only big-name Twitch streamer leaving for YouTube. TimTheTatman (aka Tim Betar) has announced he will stream "exclusively" on YouTube Gaming as of September 2nd. He didn't explain the reasons behind the leap, but it comes less than two years after he (plus DrLupo and Saqib "Lirik" Zahid) signed a multi-year deal with Twitch . Twitch didn't issue a formal response. It wished TimTh

How to Use Your iPhone As an Official ID

20Lifehacker / 4h
In this digital age, why do we still have physical IDs? I don’t need my credit card when I can use Apple Pay; I don’t need my MetroCard anymore with Express Transit; but still, I need to bring the whole wallet with me anywhere that requires a driver’s license. Luckily, it looks like that’s changing with iOS 15, as… Read more...

Alibaba Faces Reckoning Over Harassment

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
A rape accusation at the Chinese e-commerce giant has shed light on a work culture that some former employees say is humiliating and toxic.

iPhone users in some states will be able to add their photo ID to Apple Wallet

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Mashable / 4h
Thanks to Apple, the digital wallet is one step closer to replacing its bulky predecessor. On Wednesday, Apple announced that in participating states, driver's licenses or state IDs can now be added to Apple Wallet on an iPhone or Apple Watch. Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to adopt the feature, followed by Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. In a press releas

Stay connected this fall with Google Nest smart home devices on sale

Mashable / 4h
As of Sept. 1, a handful of Google Nest smart home devices are on sale at Walmart for up to 39% off: OUR TOP PICK: Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) — $69.98 (save $30.01) BEST BUDGET PICK: Google Nest Mini (2nd gen) — $29.99 (save $19.01) BEST VALUE: Google Nest Audio — $79.98 (save $20.01) BEST FOR VIDEO CALLS: Google Nest Hub Max — $199.98 (save $29.02) No one is more ready for fall than Walmart, appa

Ink Business Unlimited review: Sign-up bonus worth up to $1,500 in travel

The Points Guy / 4h
The Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card is one of the best business cards with no annual fee because it earns 1.5% back on every purchase. The card also currently has a $750 cash bonus you can earn after you spend $7,500 within the first three months of opening your account. Card Rating*: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ *Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer. The Ink B

How to Zip and Unzip Files on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 4h
In Windows 11, the ZIP file format compresses data and makes files smaller, which speeds up file transfers and saves disk space. You can also use ZIP compression to combine multiple files into one compact package. Here’s how to zip and unzip files on Windows 11. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alexa Might Yell at You Now, But For Good Reason

How-To Geek / 4h
Amazon’s Alexa already has a “whisper mode” where the assistant will talk softly during quiet times, but now they’re working on solving a problem on the other end of that spectrum. If you’ve ever found it hard to hear Alexa over the TV, kids, or something like a dishwasher, Amazon’s new “adaptive volume” option aims to help out. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sound Brings CD Lossless Quality to Bluetooth Users

How-To Geek / 4h
Qualcomm first announced its Snapdragon Sound technology back in March, stating that the technology would hopefully one day be able to offer “high-resolution, wired quality audio, wirelessly.” And now, the company is poised to deliver that soon. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Future Google Chromebooks Will Take Inspiration From Apple's M1 Macs

How-To Geek / 4h
When it comes to processing power, power efficiency, and software optimization, Apple’s M1 Macs have the upper hand over all PCs and Chromebooks. That’s the big benefit of using custom-made “Apple Silicon” chipsets instead of Intel processors. But Google may catch up to Apple in 2023, when it’s rumored to launch a Pixelbook with an in-house Tensor chip. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Crypto Investor Tricks Woman Into Falling in Love, Betrays Her for $100,000

100+Futurism / 4h
Bait and Switch A self-proclaimed cryptocurrency-guru-turned-reality-TV-star named Garrett Morosky successfully conned his way into success on the new HBO Max show “FBoy Island.” Morosky, who says he’s an accredited investor and president of a medical sales company called “ G LLC ” on his LinkedIn , was one of the 12 “FBoy” contestants on the show who were out to blend in with another 12 “nice gu

Twitter tests new harassment prevention feature with ‘Safety Mode’

Twitter Safety Mode•
20Engadget / 4h
Twitter is experimenting with its most aggressive anti-harassment features to date. The company will start testing “Safety Mode” a new account setting that automatically blocks accounts using “potentially harmful language.” Twitter first previewed the feature back in February during its Analyst Day presentation, but is now starting to make it available to “a small feedback group.” It’s not clear

Hints about the arthouse horror game created by a NIN guitarist and AAA veteran

27Engadget / 4h
There are secrets buried in the first video from Eyes Out . It’s just two minutes long and filled with overlapping shots of drums, mics, guitars and snakelike cables packed into a lonely desert hideaway, all while an unsettling, ambient score gathers layers of sound. Over time, the scenes are flooded with red and the film is overcome by a horrendous groaning scream. Thin white text flashes across

Microsoft Will Take the Wraps Off Windows 11 Hardware On Sept. 22

Gizmodo / 4h
We already know Microsoft is launching Windows 11 on Oct. 5, but what would a new operating system be without new hardware to showcase it? Microsoft is having what many have pegged as a Surface hardware event on Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET. It’s all virtual, of course, and there’s a link available if you want to… Read more...

Dogs Can Tell When You're Keeping Snacks From Them on Purpose, Study Suggests

Gizmodo / 4h
The average pooch may know when you’re choosing not to give them treats, new research from Germany suggests. The study found that dogs reacted differently when people withheld food from them intentionally or seemingly by accident, indicating that they could tell the difference. The findings could mean that dogs… Read more...

Fly Arna: Armenia’s New National Airline, Backed By Air Arabia

Arna Armenia Airline•
500+One Mile at a Time / 4h
In July we learned about Armenia’s plans to launch a new low-cost national carrier. More details have now been revealed, including the name of the airline. Plans for Armenia’s new national airline In July Air Arabia and the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF) signed an agreement to launch a new national airline in Armenia. The airline will be established as an independent joint venture compan

Nothing's Ear (1) earbuds are buggy but beautiful

Mashable / 5h
Oh, hey, a new tech company! After years of big-name brands like Apple, Samsung, Bose, and OnePlus dominating the wireless earbuds conversation, there's a new contender in the space: Nothing. Based in London and founded by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, Nothing made a bit of a splash this summer with the launch of its inaugural product, the Ear (1) wireless earbuds. At just $99 and with a truly sic

AMD Ryzen Threadripper vs EPYC: What should professionals use?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
AMD’s follow up to its Opteron range is proving to be a formidable adversary to Intel and its Xeon.

Ubco 2X2 Adventure Bike review: Utility that shreds

21TechCrunch / 5h
A recent move to Auckland, New Zealand — a city with lackluster public transit and hills that can turn a quick bike ride to the store into a sweaty workout — piqued my interest in e-bikes. Strong demand and skyrocketing prices, however, made it difficult to access these coveted e-bikes here in Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud . That changed after learning about Ubco, the New Zealand-bas

Furiosa's Anya Taylor-Joy Snagged the Role Thanks to Edgar Wright and a Classic '70s Movie

200+Gizmodo / 5h
It’s still kind of a bummer that Charlize Theron won’t be returning as Furiosa in the Mad Max: Fury Road role she played so indelibly that it earned the character a prequel. But since the Furiosa movie takes place in the Imperator’s past, you can’t do much better than rising star Anya Taylor-Joy of The Witch and The … Read more...

Shocking Aerial Images Show Extent of Ida’s Damage in Louisiana

84Gizmodo / 5h
Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast this weekend, but we’re still getting a handle on the damages from the storm. While New Orleans made it through the storm without much flooding (though the city is suffering from widespread power outages and sewage problems), other parishes around the city were hit hard. Read more...

Buying American miles for as low as 1.84 cents each: Is it worth considering?

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotion. American Airlines frequently offers bonuses and discounts when purchasing AAdvantage miles, giving you a chance to top up on miles for amazing redemptions like tickets in Etihad and Cathay Pacific first-class seats. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the carrier is back with another one of these promotions

The Difference Between Loneliness and Isolation (and Why It Matters)

Lifehacker / 5h
We often use the words “loneliness” and “isolation” interchangeably, and in the past year or so, many of us have become all too acquainted with both of them. However, it’s possible to be isolated but not lonely, or lonely but not isolated. And both have a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being. Read more...

Some Windows 11 PCs Are Being Forced Back to Windows 10

How-To Geek / 5h
A lot of people have been testing Windows 11 through Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program. However, some of them are being forced back to Windows 10 because they previewed the OS on unsupported hardware, according to BetaWiki. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Philips Hue gradient, bathroom, and ceiling collections expand with lights aplenty

SlashGear / 5h
Signify revealed an expanded set of “gradient collection” Philips Hue products this week alongside news of pairing with Spotify. The headliner device is the Philips Hue Play gradient light tube, a follow-up and best buddy of last year’s big launch in the Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip. There’s a whole bunch of gradient action going on now, courtesy of these … Continue reading

Qualcomm aptX Lossless delivers CD quality sound over Bluetooth

Qualcomm Lossless Sound•
Engadget / 5h
About a year ago, if you wanted to stream lossless audio tracks to your phone, you essentially had one option: Tidal . A lot has changed since then, with Apple recently rolling out support for lossless streaming in June , and Spotify promising to do the same later this year. But unless you’re willing to connect a USB DAC to your phone, more streaming services jumping on the Hi-Res bandwagon does

Twitter tests safety mode feature to silence abuse

Twitter Safety Mode•
67BBC News - Technology / 5h
Once enabled in settings, the new feature will automatically sniff out abusive tweets.

Samsung's Neo QLED 4K TVs now come in very large (and very small) sizes

Samsung Neo QLED 2021•
Engadget / 5h
Samsung is eager to court home theater enthusiasts who want high-end TVs at less-than-common sizes. The tech giant has introduced multiple new sizes for some of its premium sets. Most notably, the Neo QLED 4K QN90A series is now available in a huge 98-inch version (85 inches was the previous peak) alongside relatively tiny 43- and 50-inch models. This is ostensibly to allow for more flexible home

The best celebrity PC gaming rigs: how the other half plays the best PC games

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Some of the biggest names in film, music, politics and pop culture have a love for playing the best PC games at high resolutions and frame rates, too.

Bluetooth Lossless Audio Is Finally Here

How-To Geek / 5h
If you’re an audiophile, you probably know how crucial lossless audio is. A significant hurdle in the lossless audio experience is Bluetooth, though. Even with the highest-quality files, Bluetooth will cause compression. Qualcomm is looking to change that with lossless Bluetooth audio. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Children's Code: What is it and how will it work?

44BBC News - Technology / 5h
The ICO's Children's Code will make technology companies reassess how they offer services to children.

Microsoft announces Windows 11 event with Surface for September

SlashGear / 5h
It’s been a busy week for Microsoft so far. First, the company revealed the release date for Windows 11, saying that the new operating system would launch on October 5th for new devices before rolling out to existing devices over the course of several months. Now, Microsoft has announced a new event for later this month, and as you’d expect, … Continue reading

SEC fines brokerage firms over email hacks that exposed client data

SEC Eight Firms Email•
25TechCrunch / 5h
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has fined several brokerage firms a total of $750,000 for exposing the sensitive personally identifiable information of thousands of customers and clients after hackers took over employee email accounts. A total of eight entities belonging to three companies have been sanctioned by the SEC, including Cetera (Advisor Networks, Investment Services, Financ

Forum Brands secures $100M in debt financing to acquire more e-commerce brands

28TechCrunch / 5h
Forum Brands , an e-commerce acquisition platform, announced today that it has secured $100 million in debt funding from TriplePoint Capital . The financing comes just over two months after the startup raised $27 million in an equity funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Brenton Howland, Ruben Amar and Alex Kopco founded New York-based Forum Brands in the summer of 2020, during the heigh

Chrome Beta to experiment with a more powerful New Tab page, web highlights and search changes

25TechCrunch / 5h
Google is launching a new version of its Chrome Beta browser today that’s introducing some fairly notable changes to its user interface and design. The browser will introduce an updated New Tab page, which will now include cards directing you back to past web search activities, instead of only a list of shortcuts to favorite websites. Other changes aim to make it easier to navigate search results

Twitter is testing a new anti-abuse feature called ‘Safety Mode’

Twitter Safety Mode•
23TechCrunch / 5h
Twitter’s newest test could provide some long-awaited relief for anyone facing harassment on the platform. The new product test introduces a feature called “Safety Mode” that puts up a temporary line of defense between an account and the waves of toxic invective that Twitter is notorious for. The mode can be enabled from the settings menu, which toggles on an algorithmic screening process that fi

Goodcall picks up $4M, Yelp partnership to answer merchant inbound calls

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Even without staffing shortages, local merchants have difficulty answering calls while all hands are busy, and Goodcall wants to alleviate some of that burden from America’s 30 million small businesses. Goodcall’s free cloud-based conversational platform leverages artificial intelligence to manage incoming phone calls and boost customer service for businesses of all sizes. Former Google executive

Apollo completes its $5B acquisition of Verizon Media, now known as Yahoo

Apollo Verizon Yahoo•
38TechCrunch / 5h
Private equity firm Apollo Global Management this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of Yahoo (formerly known as Verizon Media Group, itself formerly known as Oath) from Verizon. The deal is worth $5 billion, with $4.25 billion in cash, plus preferred interests of $750 million. Verizon will be retaining 10% of the newly rebranded company. “This is a new era for Yahoo,” Yahoo

Old PCs are getting booted out of the Windows 11 Insider Preview

Microsoft Windows 11•
Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Older-but-still-functional PCs like this Dell Latitude with a 6th-generation Intel processor can currently access Windows 11 Insider Preview builds, but that may end soon. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Many older PCs have been happily running the Windows 11 previews for months now despite Microsoft's stringent official system requirements, but that's about to change. ZDNet reports that so

American Express Bonanza: 12 Transfer Bonuses, All At The Same Time

View from the Wing / 5h
I don't see any points bonuses without being logged into my American Express Membership Rewards account. But as soon as I log in, it's a bonanza. Through September 30 American Express is offering simultaneous points transfer bonuses, including with programs where we rarely see Amex offering a bonus to all of 12 different programs. Continue reading ...

How to Protect Your Garden for the Winter

Lifehacker / 5h
Some plants just aren’t cut out for cold weather, but a surprising number of perennials are perfectly capable of surviving a frigid winter—at least with the right protection. As the temperatures start to cool down, it’s important to take a few simple steps to insulate your plants and soil from the cold season ahead.… Read more...

Fantastic food, lousy internet: What it’s like on the first Azamara cruise since it split with Royal Caribbean

34The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: TPG’s Ashley Kosciolek is sailing on Azamara Cruises’ Azamara Quest as a guest of the line. The opinions expressed below are entirely hers and weren’t subject to review by Azamara. I’m currently onboard Azamara Quest for Azamara Cruises ‘ first voyage — a Greek Isles itinerary — since the pandemic forced sailings to stop in March 2020. The brand is scrappy, having taken a back seat

What Is Lossless Audio?

How-To Geek / 5h
Spotify and Apple Music are bringing lossless music into the mainstream, but they’re not the first to offer audiophiles a higher quality streaming experience. So what exactly does “lossless” mean in terms of audio, and how can you experience it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung's Super Expensive TVs and Projectors Get a Huge Sale at Amazon

How-To Geek / 5h
A new Samsung sale takes up to 18% off the company’s high-end TVs and projectors, including the excellent Premiere Projector with a built-in 4.2 channel sound system. If you’re on the lookout for a premium TV or projector, now’s the time to pull out your wallet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Seinfeld' is not new, but it is coming to Netflix

180 Seinfeld Netflix•
Mashable / 5h
It looks like the stars are finally aligning for Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. This Seinfeld show might really go places on Netflix. The streaming giant dropped a trailer on Wednesday for Seinfeld , with the full series set to arrive on Oct. 1. The show up and left its previous home Hulu after Netflix struck a streaming deal that ensures New York City's four most ineligible bachelors of the '90

Best Buy Labor Day TV deal: Sony's Bravia OLED TV gets a massive $600 price cut

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The Best Buy Labor Day sale includes epic TV deals like this Sony 55-inch OLED that's on sale for a record-low price of $1,699.99.

Fleeing Disaster Is Hard. Climate Change Is Making It Harder

60Wired / 5h
Hurricane Ida and California wildfires are two sides of the same coin: On a warmer planet, it’s getting harder to evacuate from extreme events.

Reddit Forums Are Going Dark to Protest the Platform's Antivax Tolerance (Update: The Bans Have Begun)

87Gizmodo / 5h
More than 100 subreddits with tens of millions of users between them are all going dark this week in protest of Reddit’s inexplicable decision to allow communities to spread misinformation about COVID-19 and its vaccines. Reddit’s stance became clear last week when the company’s CEO, Steve Huffman, responded to a… Read more...

Apple Wallet driver’s license and ID states start the list

SlashGear / 5h
On September 1, 2021, Apple revealed the beginning of the list of states working to enable state ID and driver’s license in Apple Wallet. Connecticut, Arizona, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Utah are all in the process of making Apple Wallet an official choice for digital holding of documents like state ID and driver’s licenses. Apple is also working … Continue reading

Google Is Reportedly Building Its Own ARM-Based Chips for Chromebooks

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Gizmodo / 5h
Taking a page from Apple’s playbook, it looks like Google is working on its own processors for Chromebooks and tablets. And according to a Nikkei Asia report , we could see in-house Google chips as early as 2023, and devices powered by those chips soon after. Read more...

Microsoft will hold a Surface event on September 22nd

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Engadget / 5h
Microsoft will hold its next event on September 22nd, where it will show off the latest Surface hardware. The event starts at 11AM ET. The company didn't explicitly say this is about Surface, but the signs are clear. A teaser image shows a side-on look at what appears to be a Surface Pro. Microsoft usually holds a hardware-centric event in the fall. On top of that, the event takes place two weeks

Blueprint raises $16M Series B to grow its title-focused insurtech business

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32TechCrunch / 6h
Blueprint Title , an insurtech startup working in the title insurance space, announced this morning that it closed a $16 million Series B. The new round was led by Forté Ventures. The startup previously raised an $8.5 million Series A in the final weeks of 2019. While Blueprint is an insurtech startup and therefore fits into the neoinsurance cohort that we’ve tracked in recent quarters as a numbe

TPG takes the US Open: We put Chase and Amex perks head-to-head at this year’s marquee event

The Points Guy / 6h
The U.S. Open Tennis Championships are undoubtedly one of the most celebrated sporting events in the world. Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held without spectators for the first time in its 53-year history . Now, a year after the U.S. Open was played behind closed doors, the tournament is welcoming fans back at full capacity. And that means, partners of the U.S. Open, such

Why Kids Don't Want to Talk About Their Day (and How to Get Them to Open Up Anyway)

57Lifehacker / 6h
The ride home from school can feel like a battle of wills with my oldest son. When I start the car, he’s a bundle of ecstatic energy. But when I begin asking him about his day, his smile vanishes, and he locks his mouth up like a safe. The remainder of the trip is more nerve-wracking than an episode of Law and Order … Read more...

Doctor Who season 13: everything we know

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Everything we know about Jodie Whittaker's third and final run in Doctor Who season 13.

How to install Funimation on Roku

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Want to watch all your favorite anime on TV? Find out how to install Funimation on Roku so you can watch from the comfort of your living room.

Xbox Game Pass picks up Breathedge, more Final Fantasy to start September

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SlashGear / 6h
If you haven’t noticed, it’s the first day of September, which means there’s a new batch of games heading to Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft today detailed the titles that will be added to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of the month. There are some familiar names among the bunch, including a Final Fantasy game that was rather divisive … Continue reading

Spice up your desk setup with this colorful mechanical keyboard on sale

Mashable / 6h
Save $22: Grab the Redragon K530 Draconic 60% mechanical keyboard for $47.99, down from $69.99, for a savings of 31% as of Sept. 1. Look, I'm just going to say it — mechanical gaming keyboards aren't just for gamers anymore. Thanks to their comfort, customizability, and certain je ne sais quoi , these keyboards have found a home in many student and work-from-home desk setups. Finding a solid mech

Microsoft accidentally leaks public preview for Visual Studio Code for the Web

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Microsoft let slip an announcement for a preview release of the browser-based edition of its popular IDE.

The latest Mercedes-AMG performance car isn't like any of its predecessors

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There's something different going on under the hood of the AMG GT 63 S E Performance.

Netflix sets a release date for Seinfeld, its replacement for Friends and The Office

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All 180 episodes of the classic 1990s sitcom Seinfeld are headed for Netflix on October 1.

Fire up CrunchMatch today and start networking with TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 attendees

26TechCrunch / 6h
You read that right, folks. CrunchMatch, our AI-powered platform that simplifies finding and connecting with the people on your must-meet list, is now open for business. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 takes place on September 21-23, but why wait to get your network mojo working? Granted, networking can sometimes feel like a contact sport, especially at a global event with more than 10,000 attendees. But

GOP Minority Leader Vows Revenge Against Tech Firms That Comply With Jan. 6 Phone Record Requests

300+Gizmodo / 6h
Here’s one way of making yourself look totally innocent: issuing wild threats against anyone who dares cooperate with investigators. Read more...

'Seinfeld' will stream on Netflix starting October 1st

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Engadget / 6h
It took two years, but Netflix is finally ready to stream Seinfeld . Variety reports that Netflix will make the show about nothing available on October 1st. All nine seasons and 180 episodes will be available, so you can start from the beginning or jump to memorable moments like Elaine's questionable dancing or Jerry's quest to remember a woman's name. Netflix bought the rights to stream Seinfeld

No Man's Sky gets alien settlements you can take charge of

No Man Sky Frontiers•
Engadget / 6h
No Man's Sky just celebrated its fifth anniversary, and to underscore just how far the game has come since its rocky debut , Hello Games has released the 17th major update for the space exploration and survival sim. The headline attraction of the Frontiers update is the addition of alien settlements, which you can take charge of and rule however you like. You'll be able to name towns, expand them

Astronomers Discover Extremely Strange Deep Space Object

Futurism / 6h
The Accident A team of scientists found a bizarre new celestial body out in our galaxy’s interstellar space that has them so baffled that they’ve nicknamed it “The Accident.” The Accident is reminiscent of a brown dwarf, which is a class of space object that weighs in between the largest planets and the tiniest stars but isn’t quite massive enough to trigger the fusion reactions that give the sta

Amazon Alexa Will Now Yell Over Loud Noises

How-To Geek / 6h
Try as we might, we can’t always be in a quiet place. Amazon knows this, and it’s adding a new feature to Alexa that’ll make the digital assistant speak louder when it detects that you’re talking to it in a noisy place. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Amplitude’s choice to direct list says about its products, growth and value

34TechCrunch / 6h
Amplitude is going public in a direct listing that will see its shares trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “AMPL.” The company first announced its intention to direct list in July and filed its S-1 document in August. The San Francisco-based startup lists major shareholders Battery, Benchmark, IVP, Sequoia and Jasmine Ventures in its S-1 filing. Each of those investors owns at least 5% of

NASA Begins Flight Testing an Electric Flying Taxi

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300+Futurism / 6h
Testing eVTOL NASA is officially starting to flight test an all-electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft built by California-based Joby Aviation, with the hopes of establishing an entirely new form of city-to-city transportation. The space agency is using the aircraft to collect performance and acoustic data to help develop future airspace concepts as part of its Advanced Air Mobil

Tesla must tell NHTSA how Autopilot sees emergency vehicles

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Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Tesla's Autopilot system is good at keeping pace with moving traffic, but it keeps crashing into emergency responders parked by the side of the road. The NHTSA wants to know why. (credit: Tesla) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation into Tesla's Autopilot driver assistance system continues apace. The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, the NHTSA sent Tes

How to Test Drive Universal Control on macOS Monterey Beta

Lifehacker / 6h
One of the most exciting features that Apple announced at WWDC 2021 was Universal Control. This feature lets you seamlessly switch the cursor and keyboard between multiple Macs and iPads. In fact, it’s so seamless, there’s no setup necessary. You can glide your cursor from one device to another, simply by pushing it… Read more...

Insurify, a ‘virtual insurance agent,’ raises $100M Series B

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How many of us have not switched insurance carriers because we don’t want to deal with the hassle of comparison shopping? A lot, I’d bet. Today, Insurify , a startup that wants to help make it easier for people to get better rates on home, auto and life insurance, announced that it has closed $100 million in an “oversubscribed” Series B funding round led by Motive Partners. Existing backers Viola

Playing god: how Frontier aimed to build the perfect management sim with Planet Zoo

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We spoke to Planet Zoo Game Director, Steve Wilkins, to find out how Frontier aimed to make the ultimate management sim.

Trans representation in gaming exists, but there's work to be done

35TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Videogames have a vexing history for representation, with transgender characters often missing the mark.

How to Use Together Mode in Microsoft Teams on Web

How-To Geek / 6h
Using virtual backgrounds in Microsoft Teams does bring some variety to your video conference, but the grid layout remains the same. Change it up with Together Mode, putting everyone on the call into a single virtual scene. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

9 Products to Help Your Kids Sleep Better

21How-To Geek / 6h
It would be great if kids and deep sleep were a natural pairing, but that’s not always the case. If your kiddo needs extra help getting to sleep (and staying asleep), these products can help. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Get ready for tailgating season with these must-haves

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You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. With college football starting on Saturday, August 28, and the pros kicking off on Thursday, September 9, tailgating season has officially arrived. For jersey-wearing fans making an entire day — or weekend — of watching football, ta

Starfield really is still an Xbox exclusive – no, seriously

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Xbox and Bethesda executives again had to reconfirm that Starfield is not coming to PlayStation.

Xbox's new 'Forza Horizon' controller is up for preorder, and it's already discounted

Mashable / 6h
SAVE $5: As of Sept. 1, the new Forza Horizon 5 limited edition Xbox controller is up for pre-order, and Walmart has already discounted it to $69 — $5 off the original price. When you're in the market for a gaming console, you should ask yourself a few questions. What games are looking forward to playing the most? What's your budget? But when it comes to controllers, it's more straightforward: Xb

Whoa: Amex Offering A Dozen Transfer Bonuses (Unheard Of)

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
The Amex Membership Rewards program occasionally offers transfer bonuses, usually one at a time, but we’ve never seen anything like this before. Amex transfer bonuses galore in September At the moment the Amex Membership Rewards program is offering bonuses on transfers to a dozen airline and hotel partners all at once. Here are the transfer bonuses I’m seeing for the month of September: Transfer

Cox Automotive acquires battery health company Spiers as ‘EVs take center stage’

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21TechCrunch / 6h
Cox Automotive is getting into the electric vehicle battery lifecycle business. The company said Wednesday it acquired Oklahoma City-based Spiers New Technologies (SNT), a business that provides repair, remanufacturing, refurbishing and repurposing services for EV battery packs. The two companies did not disclose the terms of the deal. Cox said the acquisition will help it establish its battery s raises $20M from VCs, proptech unicorn founders to fix Mexico’s ‘broken’ real estate market Raises Mexico•
51TechCrunch / 7h, which wants to build a real estate “super app” for Latin America, has closed on a $20 million Series A round of funding. Anthemis and 500 Startups co-led the investment, which included participation from ALLVP and Expa. Previously, had raised a total of $10 million in equity and $25 million in debt. Other backers include Opendoor CEO and co-founder Eric Wu, Flyhomes’ co-founder a

‘What If’ episode 4 shows us what’s at stake with the multiverse

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Mashable / 7h
Episode 4 of What If...? premiered Wednesday and centered on Doctor Strange, who is rapidly becoming the de facto hero of MCU Phase 4. With Strange at the center of the recently released Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer and multiversal theories on every Marvel fan’s mind, What If…? deliberately chose this week to show us the promise and peril of divergent timelines and universes. In a world where

Inside the exclusive — and much improved — Amex Centurion Suite at the US Open

The Points Guy / 7h
The US Open is back, and so too is Amex’s VIP experience for its top cardmembers. Each year at the nation’s most premier tennis tournament — hosted at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York — American Express, as one of the flagship sponsors, hosts an assortment of fan activations . (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy) This ranges from a complimentary bag check to a conta

How to Enable and Customize Dark Mode on Windows 11

Lifehacker / 7h
Like almost every other major operating system currently available, Windows 11 offers users light and dark mode interface options. Dark modes are easier on the eyes, especially in dimly lit rooms or at night. In some cases, they even reduce how much power your device’s display uses. Read more...

The Rise and Fall of ‘ZuckTalk’

31NYT > Technology / 7h
So, there’s this oratory style that asks for validation while bulldozing through almost any topic, right?

Facebook now offers fantasy sports and pop culture games

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Engadget / 7h
Facebook wants in on the predictive games trend. The social media giant has launched a Fantasy Games feature in the US and Canada with "free, simple" sports and pop culture prediction titles. The fantasy sports offerings let you predict winners for matches, top players and other stats. MLB Home Run Picks asks you to predict the team with the most home runs in a given day, for instance, while La L

Come Little Children, This Hocus Pocus Inspired Cookbook Has Wonderfully Witchy Treats

100+Gizmodo / 7h
“You know, I’ve always wanted a child. And now I think I’ll have one on toast!” We’re two months out from Halloween , and since it’s never too early to start planning for the best day of the year , io9 is thrilled to be sharing four recipes inspired by one of our favorite seasonal films (which has a sequel on the way) ,… Read more...

Microsoft Teams wants to help improve reading skills for students

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Students can boost their learning using Microsoft Teams.

How to get the Apple TV Plus app on iOS and Android

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Stream a selection of star-studded shows straight to your device, with the Apple TV Plus app. Here's how on your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Bots are broadening the digital divide

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Governments worldwide keep pledging to solve the digital divide, but tech-savvy people can use their knowledge to get a serious advantage over the rest.

Pokemon GO changes this next week of Mischief

SlashGear / 7h
We’re seeing some interesting switches to features and bonuses this season in Pokemon GO. This is the “Season of Mischief”, and there’ll be different features and bonus bits depending on the country in which you are playing. If you’re inside the United States or New Zealand, you’ll see different features VS those living in any other country around the world. … Continue reading

20 promotions that will make your next hotel stay more rewarding

200+The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. An easy and rewarding way to ramp up the number of points you earn when traveling is to register for the various promotions put out by the hotel loyalty programs. But keeping track of the latest hotel bonuses can be difficult — especially if you’re one of the many travelers juggling points and elite status in a handf

This Fleet of Robot Workers Can Lift Heavy Boxes but Still Can’t Write a Blog

Gizmodo / 7h
Amid a pandemic-induced labor shortage that has forced some businesses to stretch their existing workforces to the breaking point in order to meet demands, Agility Robotics released a video on Wednesday that shows a bunch of robots that can lift boxes at least 40 percent as well as a human, but still can’t write a… Read more...

Humane, a stealthy hardware and software startup co-founded by an ex-Apple designer and engineer, raises $100M

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A stealthy startup co-founded by a former senior designer from Apple and one of its ex-senior software engineers has picked up a significant round of funding to build out its business. Humane , which has ambitions to build a new class of consumer devices and technologies that stem from “a genuine collaboration of design and engineering” that will represent “the next shift between humans and compu

Dear Sophie: How can I present a strong O-1A or EB-1A application?

29TechCrunch / 7h
Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I still get a green card through marriage if I’m divorcin

No Man’s Sky Frontiers update adds planetary settlements, overhauls base building

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SlashGear / 7h
No Man’s Sky fans are getting a nice surprise today, as the team at Hello Games has shipped a new update for the game. This update is called Frontiers, and it seems to make a lot of big additions to the game. Chief among those additions is a new planetary settlement system that allows players to discover settlements as they … Continue reading

Oy: Traveler Enters Hawaii With Fake “Maderna” Vaccine Card

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60One Mile at a Time / 7h
If you’re going to fake a vaccine card (please don’t), at least learn how to spell the name of the vaccine… Woman violates Hawaii quarantine with fake vaccine card Hawaii is the US state with the strictest entry requirements. With the Hawaii Safe Travels program , all visitors to Hawaii either need to be fully vaccinated or get tested prior to travel. Those who aren’t vaccinated or tested need to

Will Moon Knight feature a Hulk cameo? Mark Ruffalo weighs in

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Mark Ruffalo has responded to claims from Marvel fans that the Hulk will cameo in Moon Knight's upcoming Disney Plus show.

Apple says eight states have signed up to let people store IDs in Wallet

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Engadget / 7h
Residents of some states will soon be able to add their driver’s license or state ID to Apple Wallet , and Apple has revealed which states will support the initiative at the outset. Arizona and Georgia will be the first to let their residents use IDs stored on Wallet, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah to follow. The Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ) will l

If You Fake Your Vaccine Card For Travel, Be Sure To Spell “Pfizer” or “Moderna’ Correctly

23View from the Wing / 7h
I suspect there are errors on CDC vaccine cards all over the country. But this woman had an error on her fake vaccination card, and that helped lead to her arrest after using it to avoid quarantine on arrival in Hawaii. Continue reading ...

The Best Ways to Save Your Phone Battery When the Power Goes Out

21Lifehacker / 7h
An inconvenient side effect of a power outage, especially one that extends for days at a time, is the inability to charge your devices—especially those that can operate without wifi and connect you to the rest of the world. If your smartphone battery is dying and you find yourself without power, you’ll want to do… Read more...

These States Will Get Apple Wallet Drivers Licenses First

How-To Geek / 7h
Apple has announced a few states that will support using state IDs and driver’s licenses in Apple Wallet. While you won’t be able to throw your physical ID in the junk drawer just yet, this is a step in that direction. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Does “Take the L” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 7h
You’re scrolling on Twitter, and someone talks about “taking the L” on a brutal video game. What does it mean, and what is “L” short for? Here’s what the phrase means and how you can use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Upgrade Docker Containers to Apply Image Updates

How-To Geek / 7h
Docker containers are meant to be disposable and easily replaced. When a new version of a container’s base image is released, you should pull the new image and start a new container instance. Here’s how to manage image updates across your container fleet. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Coinbase Accidentally Scared 125,000 Users Into Thinking Their Accounts Had Been Hacked

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21Gizmodo / 7h
The popular crypto exchange Coinbase freaked out a helluva lot of people this past weekend when it sent them erroneous alerts telling them that their 2-factor authentication settings had been messed with. Read more...

This top home security system could be disabled remotely

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Attackers could disable a popular home alarm system, according to security researchers.

Why 1996 was a vintage year for PC gaming

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There's five games that still stand the test of time 25 years later.

Your new GPU might actually be a mega security risk

Malware GPU AMD Nvidia•
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Malware attack exploits the graphics system and its memory.

Google appeals ‘disproportionate’ French copyright, talks fine

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22TechCrunch / 7h
Google is appealing the more than half a billion-dollar fine it got slapped with by France’s competition authority in July . The penalty relates to the adtech giant’s approach toward paying news publishers for content reuse. In a statement today, Sebastien Missoffe, a Google France VP and country manager, characterized the fine as “disproportionate” — claiming that the $592 million penalty is not

Connecting the dots for Polkadot

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Connecting the dots is quite apt when we’re talking about the blockchain platform Polkadot and its cryptocurrency DOT.

DoorDash Settlement Would Pay a Paltry $130 to Workers Instead of Making Them Employees

69Gizmodo / 7h
DoorDash is clearing a suite of class-action lawsuits from Massachusetts and California off its plate, just as it marches ahead with extended battles in those states against employee classification. The company’s proposed settlement for claimants in 11 cases results in a predictably lousy payout for workers who’ve… Read more...

Facebook enters the fantasy gaming market

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Facebook is getting into fantasy sports and other types of fantasy games. The company this morning announced the launch of Facebook Fantasy Games in the U.S. and Canada on the Facebook app for iOS and Android. Some games are described as “simpler” versions of the traditional fantasy sports games already on the market, while others allow users to make predictions associated with popular TV series,

Facebook Just Added Fantasy Sports and Culture Games

How-To Geek / 8h
Facebook just announced that it is adding a new feature called Facebook Fantasy Games. The gaming feature is coming to the iPhone and Android app in the US and Canada, and it looks quite entertaining. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Where to Stash Your Emergency Fund to Protect It From Inflation

Lifehacker / 8h
Aside from your checking account, is there a good place to put your emergency cash so that it won’t be eaten up by rising inflation? Unfortunately, with interest rates being so low, the pickings are slim, but you do have a few options: money market accounts, high-yield savings accounts, and CDs. Here’s a look at how… Read more...

Microscopic Tardigrades Walk Like Animals 500,000 Times Their Size

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Tardigrades are famous for their extreme durability, but new research shows how good they are at walking, despite their teeny size and squishy bodies. Read more...

Philip Hue smart lights can now react to your Spotify songs

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34Mashable / 8h
Philips Hue smart lightbulbs are getting better in a way that will make you wanna dance. On Wednesday, Signify — a Philips spinoff that manufactures lighting products — announced that Philips Hue lightbulbs are now integrated with Spotify. This includes an algorithm that analyzes the metadata of each song you play on the music streaming platform, in real time, in order to make the lights "dance"

The future of award charts and elite benefits: Discussing Star Alliance with its loyalty director

30The Points Guy / 8h
Loyalty is a bit complex in the airline world. In addition to running their own frequent flyer programs, many airlines also participate in airline alliances , which offer additional benefits for passengers. These include making flight connections easier, allowing you to earn miles across more airlines, providing frequent flyers an additional suite of elite perks and much more. So, rather than bei

Toyota's self-driving shuttles return to the Paralympics following crash

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Engadget / 8h
Toyota's e-Palette is back in service. As Roadshow reports , the automaker has resumed use of its self-driving shuttle at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo following a collision with a visually impaired athlete. Not surprisingly, both Toyota and the games' Organizing Committee have made changes in light of the crash — they've determined that both the autonomous vehicle and the circumstances around it

The Next Paranormal Activity Movie Could Be on the Way Very Soon

Gizmodo / 8h
Get another cryptic look at Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho . Shazam: Fury of the Gods has wrapped filming. Netflix bares its teeth for vampire antics in Night Teeth . Plus, a glimpse at today’s What If episode, and what’s to come on Y: The Last Man , Archer , and more. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Uncharted Collection on PC leak just killed my desire to get a PS5

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Opinion: A new leak suggests some of Sony’s best exclusives are coming to PC. So, why should I buy a PS5?

Android devices now offer a blockchain-powered, decentralized search engine

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Android users in Europe will now be able to replace Google Search with another option as their default search engine.

Samsung has announced a new handset, could it be one of the best cheap phones?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Samsung Galaxy A03s has been announced with a big battery and a very low price.

Lil Nas X honored for talking about suicide, mental health

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24Mashable / 8h
Lil Nas X knows pain and joy, silence and outspokenness. The 22-year-old singer and rapper, who rose to fame with his genre-blending, record-breaking hit Old Town Road , came out as gay in 2019, after promising himself he'd " die with the secret ." Since then, he's offered fans candid glimpses of how he simultaneously experienced meteoric success and depression and suicidal feelings. That is why

10 apps you need to succeed in the kitchen

Mashable / 8h
Whether you're learning to cook pasta or mastering soufflé, everybody needs a little help in the kitchen. And the right cooking app can feel like your own personal sous chef. There are many cooking apps to choose from these days, but the best ones have thoroughly tested recipes, user-friendly designs, and genuinely useful tools like built-in timers, meal planning guides, and video tutorials. Read

Meet the online community for women going through menopause

25Mashable / 8h
There are times in our life when it helps to know you're not alone. Menopause is one of those times. Women's social network Peanut is launching Peanut Menopause, a digital community to help women navigate menopause, as well as perimenopause and postmenopause (the stages before and after it). Peanut says that until now, there hasn't been a dedicated online community dedicated to women going throug

Blue Origin hires advisory firm linked to messy JEDI contract process

Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / US Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures to senior advisor Sally Donnelly as they arrive by helicopter in the Afghan capital of Kabul on April 24, 2017. (credit: JONATHAN ERNST/AFP via Getty Images) After losing out on a multibillion dollar NASA contract for a lunar lander to SpaceX in April, Blue Origin has hired a high-profile strategic advisory firm named Pallas Advisors. These hig

No Man’s Sky’s 17th free content update adds bustling, task-filled settlements

No Man Sky Frontiers•
Ars Technica / 8h
Your friendly settlement, complete with a friendly neighborhood robo-walker suit. [credit: Hello Games ] Can you believe it has been five years since the gaming Internet first lost its mind about No Man's Sky ? The ambitious game launched in 2016 with a seemingly infinite galaxy and clearly finite mechanical systems—a beautiful portal to interactive zen, yes, but arguably not what salivating fans

Hisense's new laser TV is pricey, but could prove its best home cinema experience yet

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Hisense has just announced its latest L9G laser TV, and it looks like it could be its best home cinema device yet.

The top 10 worst games for thalassophobia

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If murky water gives you the willies, you'll want to avoid these video games.

Samsung The Frame gets a massive 85-inch size for the true maximalist

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New Samsung TVs are getting some flashy new sizes, with Samsung The Frame and the Samsung QN90A Neo QLED set to get 85-inch and 98-inch models respectively.

Fake alert emails raise Coinbase hacking fears

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Coinbase admits false notifications over change in security settings following hack fears.

Samsung's Premiere 4K projector is $1,000 off right now

Engadget / 8h
One of Samsung's latest ultra-short throw projectors has been discounted by $1,000 as part of a larger sale on Amazon. The Premiere Projector with a 4.2.2 channel sound system is down to $5,498 — yes that's still quite expensive even for a projector, but it's a much better buy now than at it's normal $6,500 price. We've only seen it cheaper in June during Prime Day when it was an additional $300

Anima, a no-code tool that turns designs into code, raises $10 million Series A

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Anima , the YC-backed platform that turns designs into code, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A financing. The round was led by MizMaa Ventures with participation from INcapital and Hetz Ventures. We’ve been following Anima, which was bootstrapped until last year, for a while now . The startup indexes on several trending ingredients right now, including a bottoms-up distribut

Skit raises $23M Series B round led by WestBridge Capital to accelerate its growth

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81TechCrunch / 8h
“Traditional voice-based call center service is difficult and costly. This is where artificial intelligence and voice technology have presented an opportunity for enterprises to overcome the challenges of scale and engagement at their customer contact centers,” co-founder and CEO Skit Sourabh Gupta told TechCrunch. The Covid-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented increase in call volumes at bank cal

Vista Equity to acquire majority stake in SaaS startup Drift, taking it to unicorn status

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51TechCrunch / 8h
Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners announced today that it is taking a majority stake in Drift , a company which aims to be the Amazon of businesses, with a “growth investment” that propels the venture-backed startup to unicorn status. Unfortunately, neither party would disclose the amount of the investment, or Drift’s new valuation. But co-founder and CEO David Cancel did say the SaaS com

General Catalyst, Abstract back Wanderlog’s $1.5M round for collaborative travel

44TechCrunch / 8h
Twin brothers Harry and Peter Yu grew up traveling all over, an aspect of their lives that continued even into their careers. What they didn’t enjoy was figuring out all the logistics, which has become more difficult during the pandemic: vacations that could be taken quickly now require more planning and even reservations. “People travel differently, but the common denominator is that everyone us

“Knowledge-as-a-service” platform Lynk lands funding from UBS’ Investment Bank

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42TechCrunch / 8h
Lynk , the “knowledge-as-a-service” platform with more than 840,000 experts, announced today it has added $5 million raised from UBS’ Investment Bank division to its previously announced Series B . This brings the round’s new total to $29 million. The strategic investment marks the first time UBS has invested private equity in Lynk. The startup, which has now raised $35 million in funding, added

Carbon Robotics secures $27M for its autonomous field weeders

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29TechCrunch / 8h
Agricultural robotics firm Carbon Robotics (not to be confused with our former Battlefield contestant ) announced this week that it has secured $27 million in funding. The round — which features Anthos Capital, Ignition Capital, Fuse Venture Partners and Voyager Capital — follows an $8.4 million Series A raised back in 2019. The company’s total funding is now at around $36 million. “Weeding is on

Cake launches the Makka, a $3,500 electric moped for city riding

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TechCrunch / 8h
Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer Cake has released its newest vehicle, the Makka, a super lightweight e-moped that’s built for urban convenience. The bike starts at $3,500 and is now available for pre-order in the U.S. and Europe. The Makka is a step outside the norm for Cake, which is best-known for off-road motorbikes like its flagship high-performance Kalk and its utility machine Ösa.

Web building platform Duda snaps up e-commerce cart tool Snipcart

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Duda announced Wednesday that it acquired Canada-based Snipcart , a startup that enables businesses to add a shopping cart to their websites. The acquisition is Palo Alto-based Duda’s first deal, and follows the website development platform’s $50 million Series D round in June that brings its total funding to $100 million to date. Duda co-founder and CEO Itai Sadan declined to comment on the acqu

I'm Trapped in the Witcher 3 Grind, and I Hate It Here

100+Wired / 8h
No one should have to work this hard this early in a game.

This Tiny Robot Mimics the Mantis Shrimp's Mighty Punch

200+Wired / 8h
Researchers built a miniature version of the crustacean to better understand the biomechanics of its legendary strike.

Consult with Cards: TPG’s recommendations for family travel

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The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: Consult with Cards is a weekly series where the TPG cards team helps our readers decide what their next card should be. If you would like to be a part of this series and receive a personalized consultation, email us . As we return to the skies, we all want to enjoy the enhanced travel experience. TPG reader Nate Gonzales reached out to me asking advice on which credit cards will he

21 Clever AirPods Pro Settings Everyone Should Be Using

45Lifehacker / 8h
Apple’s AirPods Pro are excellent wireless earbuds, especially when paired with other devices in Apple’s ecosystem. If you have a pair of the Pros, you might think you have a handle on them already—but we have 21 settings you’re going to want to know about. Read more...

I Miss the Sega Dreamcast My Brother and I Put on Layaway but Never Got (Because He Stole the Money)

Gizmodo / 8h
I was just settling into a new home, town, and life when I realized my older brother Wes and I had left something terribly precious behind in our family’s move: a Sega Dreamcast. With it, my childhood fantasy of hauling ass around San Francisco in a yellow Cadillac Eldorado slipped beyond reach. Read more...

4 Fast Mobile Camera Tips That Help You Get the Shot

49NYT > Technology / 8h
Don’t get slowed down by the lock screen or stuck in the wrong shooting mode when you’re trying to capture those spur-of-the-moment photos and videos.

Salman Rushdie Is Now on Substack

61NYT > Technology / 8h
The Booker Prize-winning author has reached a deal with the newsletter platform, where he plans to publish fiction and interact with readers.

Apple secures first states to support digital driver’s licenses, but privacy questions linger

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31TechCrunch / 8h
Apple’s plan to digitize your wallet is slowly taking shape. What started with boarding passes and venue tickets later became credit cards , subway tickets , and student IDs . Next on Apple’s list to digitize are driver’s licenses and state IDs, which it plans to support in its iOS 15 update expected out later this year. But to get there it needs help from state governments, since it’s the states

Focal On Wall 300 speakers promise high-end sound with less footprint

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SlashGear / 8h
Focal may be best known for its high-end headphones, but the French audio company is pushing hard into more social playback with the unveil of the On Wall 300 line. Intended – as the name makes clear – to be mounted on the wall rather than used free-standing, the range is designed to deliver both for music and home cinema … Continue reading

Is Solar Worth It? It’s Never Been Easier To Find Out.

Futurism / 8h
We can all agree that solar power is great in theory. It’s clean, it’s abundant, and as long as the sun doesn’t disappear anytime soon, it’s 100-percent renewable. It has the potential to reduce your monthly utility bill while at the same time helping to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Best of all, solar power has never been cheaper. However, despite all these positives, it still doesn’t m

British Airways Reopens LHR & JFK Concorde Rooms With New Amenities

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71One Mile at a Time / 8h
It’s an exciting day for premium lounges, as it’s not just the Lufthansa First Class Terminal reopening today. BA Concorde Rooms are now open British Airways Concorde Rooms are reopening as of today (September 1, 2021). This includes the lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK Terminal 7 . The British Airways Concorde Rooms have reopened British Airways closed the Concorde Rooms in

How to Install Windows 10 from a USB Drive

How-To Geek / 8h
Most modern computers don’t have a CD or DVD drive, so installing Windows 10 using a disc isn’t always possible. The good news is you don’t need discs anymore—all you need is a USB drive. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NASA has biomined vanadium on the ISS using microbes

SlashGear / 8h
NASA scientists completed an experiment aboard the ISS that involves biomining vanadium using the power of microbes to do some work. Biomining is common thanks to its cost-effectiveness and environmentally friendly capability of obtaining metals from nature. NASA believes that biomining could be leveraged with future space missions to obtain materials needed for long-duration missions from other

Businesses can no longer access Docker Desktop for free

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Although free version will still be available for smaller businesses.

You Can Get a $650 Robot Vacuum For $170 Today

How-To Geek / 8h
If you hate cleaning your house, then a robot vacuum is a must-have item. Right now, you can get the bObsweep Pro Robot Vacuum for $169.99 at Best Buy. It normally sells for $649.99, making this one of the largest discounts we’ve ever come across. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Must-have gear to make traveling with kids easier

Engadget / 9h
Traveling with young children is like trying to turn a cruise ship: It’s cumbersome, takes a significant amount of planning and requires a team effort. Because I apparently lack any amount of common sense, I recently took a 3,000-mile RV trip with my partner and two toddlers. Traveling with little ones can be stressful because they rely so much on their established routines; anything that deviate

JetBlue salvaged a really bad day by giving me a little grace

84The Points Guy / 9h
COVID-19 isn’t the only virus circulating right now. This past Friday, I fell victim to one of the numerous viruses that occupy the grimy streets of New York City and it was pretty brutal. Not just because of the pain and swelling in my tonsils, but because I was supposed to leave for a weekend trip to Martha’s Vineyard with my sister and some friends. I woke up at 5:30 in the morning, about an h

This Period Correct x Super73 electric motorbike is a match made in heaven

SlashGear / 9h
What do you get by combining the motorsports-inspired, timeless aesthetic of lifestyle brand Period Correct and the rugged, bare-bones vintage style of the Super73-S1 electric motorbike? The result is a limited-edition version of the Super73-S1. Only 15 units are available for sale, and you get them exclusively from Period Correct. Period Correct has already collaborated with Audi, McLaren, Anti

Facebook just made a major contribution to open source

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Facebook has moved its popular open source framework to the vendor-neutral Linux Foundation.

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Philips Hue and Spotify provide music with a light show

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SlashGear / 9h
Philips has been building its Hue lineup smart lightbulbs for a while now. These bulbs are LED, and users can change the color of the light to suit their mood. In addition, Philips has announced that it has teamed up with Spotify for what it calls the first deep integration of music and lighting for the home. Attendees at concerts … Continue reading

PUBG update 13.2 brings new P90 SMG, Pickup Truck with item trunk

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PUBG has a new update 13.2 which just hit the Test Server. It comes with a new P90 SMG weapon from the care package drop, a new Pickup Truck with an item trunk, and a new grenade that creates a mini blue zone.

Is the new PS5 model worse than the original? Teardown explores revised components

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With a new heat sink and fan design, which of the PlayStation 5 consoles currently for sale proves to be the best?

TikTok adds educational resources for parents as part of its Family Pairing feature

29TechCrunch / 9h
TikTok is expanding its in-app parental controls feature, Family Pairing, with educational resources designed to help parents better support their teenage users, the company announced morning. The pairing feature, which launched to global users last year, allows parents of teens aged 13 and older to connect their accounts with the child’s so the parent can set controls related to screen time use,

LastPad is a reusable menstrual pad that does away with disposable towels

36TechCrunch / 9h
Direct to consumer online sales have helped a number of female-focused startups get products to market in recent years — often pitching better designed and generally more thoughtful feminine hygiene products than mainstream staples. The lack of innovation in the mainstream market for feminine hygiene has certainly created a gap for startups to address. Examples in recent years include companies l

Chase Backtracks On Cancelling General Flynn’s Wife’s Credit Cards Over “Reputation RIsk”

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General Michael Flynn posted a letter to his social media account showing accounts being closed by Chase next month due to ‘reputational risk’. There was one thing odd about the letter – the first name it was addressed to had been blacked out. It turns out Flynn’s credit cards weren’t cancelled. It was his wife’s accounts being closed. And, amidst a backlash, Chase is re-opening them. Continue re

Hunt: Showdown is secretly the most forgiving online shooter around

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Hunt: Showdown may be an FPS that gets overlooked amongst the Battlefields and Call of Dutys, but that would be a crime.

This new SSD uses fancier liquid-cooling for even faster speeds

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TeamGroup will reveal the full details of the Cardea Liquid II SSD later in September.

This is what the PSVR 2 headset could look like

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We know that Sony is making PSVR 2, but what will the headset look like?

SWISS Launches Dine On Demand In Business Class

89One Mile at a Time / 9h
SWISS has announced some updates to its premium inflight catering as of September, and there’s one change that I’d consider to be particularly substantial. SWISS’ new dine on demand concept SWISS is launching a new service concept in long haul business class, which includes the introduction of a new dine on demand option for both meals. For the first meal, business class passengers can choose to

Spotify is taking over Delta's entire in-flight audio section

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Engadget / 9h
Spotify has announced that it's taking over the audio section of Delta's in-flight seatback entertainment by offering its most popular playlists along with 42 select podcast series starting on September 1st. While it doesn't mean that you'll get random access to all Spotify content, you'll get a decent selection of popular music and podcasts from the streaming service. The content is "licensed di

Sony's Bravia XR OLED Is the Best-Looking TV I've Ever Seen

Gizmodo / 9h
Sony has made a great deal of noise about their new 2021 Bravia XR OLEDs , which makes sense. The TVs are the first to feature Sony’s new Cognitive Processor XR, which sounds an awful lot like a proto-supervillain brain. The company says the processor will recreate how humans actually see things in real life. Read more...

I’m Vaccinated. When Is It Safe to Take My Mask Off?

300+Wired / 9h
Mask guidance continues to change. Here’s what you need to know, depending on who you are, to protect yourself—and, most importantly, others.

The Fight to Define When AI Is ‘High Risk’

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48Wired / 9h
Everyone from tech companies to churches wants a say in how the EU regulates AI that could harm people.

How the PSVR 2’s Foveated Rendering Could Transform VR

How-To Geek / 9h
VR has come a long way since the original Oculus Rift, but there’s room for improvement. Foveated rendering is an advanced technology found in few headsets, but rumor has it that the upcoming PSVR 2 headset from Sony has it as standard. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The inside scoop on how much hotels get paid when you redeem points

29The Points Guy / 9h
Most major hotel chains don’t actually own most of their individual hotels. Rather, they typically outsource most of their properties to franchisees or simply have management contracts for them. What they focus on is building a loyal customer base to send to these hotels. Franchisees pay hotel groups a significant amount of money to have access to these customers. In addition to the ongoing fees

Researchers harvest electricity from a soft and stretchable device

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SlashGear / 9h
North Carolina State University researchers created a device for harvesting energy that is soft and stretchable. Their device is designed to convert movement into electricity and can work in both wet and dry environments. The device is designed to turn the mechanical motion of the wind, waves, body movement, and vibrations from motors into electricity. One of the most interesting … Continue readi

Google is reportedly making its own ARM-based Chromebook processors

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Engadget / 9h
In the future, Chromebooks may be powered by Google's own CPUs: According to Nikkei Asia , the company is developing processors for Chrome OS-powered laptops and tablets in-house. It's not such a far-fetched story, seeing as the tech giant recently announced its own mobile chip called Tensor that's slated to debut on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google hired chip engineers from around the world f

Google Pixel 5a review: “Which Android phone should I buy?” This one

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20Ars Technica / 9h
The front of the Pixel 5a. It has a great design at any price point. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] I think at this point we can call the Pixel A series a "mid-range powerhouse." Google has again turned in one of the best mid-range phones out there, thanks to its no-nonsense software with day-one OS updates, a long-lasting battery, and good-enough modern internals. In a world full of wild gimmicks and sma

LinkedIn talks about the future of Stories and Video

SlashGear / 9h
LinkedIn is a professional social network, and the company is constantly testing new features and asking for user feedback on them. Last year, LinkedIn launched Stories to allow members to share video updates concerning their personal and professional lives. LinkedIn is now leveraging what it’s learned since Stories launched to grow the format into a reimagined video experience available across …

Open up a world of possibilities with Samsung’s new Galaxy Z series

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Samsung’s new folding phones are more powerful, more resilient and here to change the way you work and play

Share your memorable travel experiences from this year for a chance to win a $100 gift card

The Points Guy / 10h
Click here to complete the survey The summer is rapidly coming to a close (or already has for many of us), and it’s been a wild few months. From the stunning rebound in leisure travel demand to the multitude of issues that travelers have faced, the highs and lows of 2021 have kept all of us on our heels. That said, normality began to return this year for many readers, and there are a lot of posit

Fight Back Against Privacy Invaders With 59% Off Optery

Futurism / 10h
The internet has done some great things, yet it’s also enabled an invasion of personal privacy to a degree unparalleled in human history . But it’s not something you have to just accept. Optery Data Broker Removal helps you find, track, and remove data brokers from your online life. Valued at $119, a 1-year subscription is now on sale for just $49. The Unseen Snoops Even the most careful of us on

Danish startups Responsibly raises $2M to benchmark supply chains on climate, diversity

23TechCrunch / 10h
If the world is to reach NetZero, and avoid climate disaster it needs to make every product sustainable and that means every purchase. But to do that you need a lot more transparency, so that means more data on suppliers to improve sourcing and benchmarking companies. While companies are often doing their best, the problem with issues like CO2 emissions lies in the supply chain. Danish startup Re

PayEm comes out of stealth with $27M and its answer to the expense report

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Itamar Jobani was a software developer working for a medical company and “hated that time of the month” when he had to use the company’s chosen reimbursement tool. “It was full of friction and as part of the company’s wellness team, I felt an urge to take care of the employee experience and find a better tool,” Jobani told TechCrunch. “I looked for something, but didn’t find it, so I tried to bui

Bentley Rear Seat Entertainment has two rear touchscreens and nifty connectivity features

SlashGear / 10h
British luxury house Bentley has unveiled its new Rear Seat Entertainment System for the Flying Spur limousine and Bentayga SUV. We’ve all seen this type of thing before, but Bentley is taking it up a notch by offering two removable touchscreens and the latest connected technology. Both touchscreens mount cleanly to the back of the front passenger seat headrests via … Continue reading

Forget FLoC - the way forward is to ask the customer

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How the removal of third-party data and the introduction of FLoC will change the landscape of data privacy.

A shocking number of companies have fired workers for Zoom "incidents"

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Workers still aren't always fully trusted with remote working technology such as Zoom.

The Morning After: Windows 11 will be available (for some) on October 5th

Engadget / 10h
Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be available on October 5th as a free upgrade for qualifying Windows 10 systems, as well as on new PCs shipping after that date. But it isn’t for everyone; a gradual rollout will prioritize newer hardware and use "intelligence models" to determine who gets the upgrade first. Microsoft will apparently factor in reliability and device age. It could be th

Radisson Rewards Americas Fall 2021 Promotion: 7K Bonus Points Per Night

100One Mile at a Time / 10h
The new Radisson Rewards Americas loyalty program was launched in June 2021. The program has now revealed its promotion for stays this fall, and it has the potential to be pretty lucrative. Radisson offering 7K points per night With the new promotion of Radisson Rewards Americas , you can earn 7,000 bonus points per night, for a total of up to 70,000 bonus points . There are some important terms

This Touchscreen Table Lets You Summon Board Games With a Tap

39Wired / 10h
It's expensive, but Arcade1Up's Infinity Game Table will save you valuable shelf space while delivering fun board games for the whole family.

Artificial Intelligence and the ‘Gods Behind the Masks’

38Wired / 10h
In an excerpt from AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future, Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan explore what happens when deepfakers attack the deepfakes.

Netgear Nighthawk M5 5G Wi-Fi 6 mobile router is now available

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SlashGear / 10h
Netgear has announced availability for its newest mobile 5G router that uses Wi-Fi 6 technology. The router is called the Netgear Nighthawk M5 5G (MR5200), and by combining 5G wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi 6, the router provides the fastest speeds possible to wireless users. In addition, the wireless router supports Gigabit Internet speeds in a mobile environment. Thanks to the … Continue read

Google finally makes tabs better in Chrome

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Google has updated its browser to version 93, bringing small but welcome features to users.

TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 voting open: Phones, Cameras and Retail

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Pick your winners for the TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 and be in with the chance of winning £1,700 worth of tech.

TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 voting open: Home Tech, Health and Fitness

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Pick your winners for the TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 and be in with the chance of winning £1,700 worth of tech.

TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 voting open: Entertainment, TV and Audio

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Pick your winners for the TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 and be in with the chance of winning £1,700 worth of tech.

TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 voting open: Network, Gaming and Computing

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Pick your winners for the TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 and be in with the chance of winning £1,700 worth of tech.

Fujifilm X-H2 tipped to come in two versions, but what could they be?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The rumored Fujifilm X-H2 has been tipped to come in two versions. But what could they be and how might it help them compete with their full-frame rivals?

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G launched in India with Snapdragon 778G SoC

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G has been launched in India with Snapdragon 778G SoC, quad-rear camera setup and is priced starting at Rs 35,999

I almost canceled a cruise last week due to COVID-19 worries. I’m so glad I didn’t

100The Points Guy / 10h
I just got back over the weekend from one of the best vacations that I’ve taken in years. It’s a trip that I almost didn’t do. Just days before departing on the week-long getaway — a river cruise in Portugal with my wife and three other couples we’ve known for years — I was ready to pull the plug on it. I was worried about the surge in COVID-19 cases around the world. I also wasn’t sure the hassl

Bonnaroo Music Festival Cancelled Due to Flooding From Ida

28Gizmodo / 10h
The Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee has been cancelled due to flooding from Hurricane Ida, which was Tropical Depression Ida by the time it hit the state on Tuesday. The four-day festival was scheduled to start Thursday with headliners like the Foo Fighters, Run the Jewels, Tyler the Creator, Lizzo, Tame Impala,… Read more...

The Foundation of the Internet: TCP/IP Turns 40

100+How-To Geek / 10h
40 years ago—in September 1981—DARPA published the finalized specifications of the TCP/IP protocol suite, which defines the basic rules for how the internet works. While TCP/IP didn’t become widely adopted until 1983, this milestone can help us understand why TCP/IP was so important. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ban VPN services in India, says parliamentary panel

VPN India Parliamentary•
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A Parliamentary committee has asked the Indian government to permanently block VPNs with the help of internet service providers.

Amazon's Alexa can speak over loud situations with 'adaptive volume'

Amazon Alexa Volume•
41Mashable / 10h
If you've ever found it difficult to hear Alexa over your dishwasher, Amazon's digital assistant has a new feature that can speak over noisy environments. First reported by The Verge , the new "adaptive volume" feature enables Alexa to speak louder if other noise is detected. The mode can be activated by saying "Alexa, turn on adaptive volume." It's reportedly only available in the U.S. so far, a

Locast loses legal protections that keep its local TV streaming service alive

Locast Loses Four CBS•
Engadget / 10h
A company purporting to improve access to local TV stations for people who can’t access the signal via traditional means has been dealt a blow by a New York Court. Locast has lost the courtroom skirmish started by CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox, which said that the company was violating their copyright. Deadline reports that the quartet’s request for summary judgment was granted, saying that it couldn’t u

This devious cyberattack might be selling off your internet bandwidth

Internet Sharing Services•
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Attackers are abusing legitimate proxyware apps to steal bandwidth for nefarious purposes.

A new smart helmet can determine stroke severity and type

SlashGear / 10h
One of the biggest keys to recovery for stroke victims is early and quick treatment. If the blood clot that caused the stroke can be treated quickly enough, it’s possible to restore full functionality to the patient in many instances. The goal is to diagnose and treat patients within the first hour of having a stroke to give them the … Continue reading

Many companies are struggling to enforce WFH security policies

Remote Companies Security•
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Most security will move into the cloud within two years, report claims.

Xiaomi 11T could look a lot like another one of the best Xiaomi phones

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We've got freshly leaked renders of both the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro ahead of an expected September 15 unveiling

“Autonomous accounting” platform raises $50M round led by ICONIQ Growth

AI Accounting $50M•
20TechCrunch / 11h , a startup that has built an AI-based platform it claims can ‘automate’ enterprise accounting, has raised a $50M Series B round led by ICONIQ Growth, with participation from existing investors GGV Capital, Cowboy Ventures and Costanoa Ventures, bringing total capital raised to $63 million. The company’s customers include HSB (Sweden’s largest real-estate management company), Intercom Inc.

Western Digital reveals hard drives using OptiNAND tech

Western Digital HDD•
SlashGear / 11h
Western Digital is a common name in the world of computer storage, making many of the hard drives inside computers and other devices today. The company has announced a new architecture called OptiNAND that meshes traditional hard drives with flash storage capability to deliver performance and increased areal density. OptiNAND drives are essentially a combination of a traditional hard drive … Cont

Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt Reopens With Epic New Duck!

500+One Mile at a Time / 11h
The airline world is continuing to heal… Lufthansa FCT Frankfurt reopens as of today The Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt has reopened as of today (September 1, 2021). For context, this special lounge closed at the beginning of the pandemic, so it was shut for nearly 18 months. Lufthansa has been taking a gradual approach towards reopening lounges — the First Class Lounge Frankfurt reopen

How climate change impacted Hurricane Ida, according to storm scientists

21Mashable / 11h
Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. Storm scientists are still learning many things about hurricanes. The short story is there are clear and troubling ways the continuously warming Earth is impacting these potent storms, while other impacts are less certain. For example, the surges of ocean water from hurricanes and their he

EcoFlow Delta Pro Power Station Review

SlashGear / 11h
Recent weather disasters and natural calamities have made the need for emergency power even more apparent these days. While fuel generators have been the go-to solution for such situations, they are no longer viable options in terms of safety and reliability. Portable power generators are popping up left and right but rarely do these devices have enough power to truly … Continue reading

NASA study hints there may be more brown dwarfs previously believed

SlashGear / 11h
One of the more interesting objects in space is brown dwarfs that lie somewhere between gas giant planets and stars. NASA has conducted a new study that hints there may be more of these objects in the galaxy they previously believed. The study was looking at an object called WISEA J153429.75-104303.3 that has been nicknamed “The Accident.” The Accident is … Continue reading

Vector design tool Vectornator raises $20M round led by EQT Ventures

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It’s an age-old tech industry story: company comes up with a tool to solve its own problem, then realizes the tool is actually worth more than the existing company. Something similar happened to Linearity. Its 17-year-old founder, Vladimir Danila, came up with the Vectornator tool to make vector design easier in 2017. It’s now used by Apple, Disney, Wacom and Microsoft. Disney uses Vectornator to

Was EverQuest the greatest MMO ever made, and why is the answer 'Yes'?

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EverQuest wasn't the first MMO on the scene in the late 1990s, but it's the one that broke the whole genre wide open and still lives on in the hearts of the players who experienced it in 1999.

The UK is getting a major fibre upgrade via the Channel Tunnel

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Colt builds new fibre link in the Channel Tunnel to link UK and EU.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and other older foldables now have loads of new features

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All Samsung's older foldables are getting a huge software update full of new features.

Win a Tom Hiddleston autographed poster from the TV series Loki

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We have a Tom Hiddleston signed Loki poster for giveaway

American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 75% Bonus

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American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. With it now being a new month, the program has launched its latest offer. American AAdvantage promo on purchased miles Through Thursday, September 30, 2021, American AAdvantage is offering up to a 75% bonus on purchased miles . The bonus is tiered, and you get a bigger percentage bonus the more miles you buy, as follows: Buy 2,000-

Google Pixel 6 likely to get iPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy-beating wireless charging

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According to leaked information on one of its peripherals, the Google Pixel 6 phones could support 23W wireless charging.

Microsoft is pushing some Windows 11 users back to Windows 10

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If you thought the Windows Insider program would let you run the new OS on older hardware, think again.

Philips Hue Sync Box finally catches up with 120Hz TVs – but with a 4K catch

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While the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box formerly was only able to support 60Hz images from connected consoles and 4K Blu-ray players, that figure is going up to 120Hz.

Timothée Chalamet used Google Alerts to land lead Dune role

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Dune star Timothée Chalamet has revealed how Google Alerts helped him to secure the lead role in the HBO Max sci-fi epic.

Philips Hue lights can now sync with Spotify

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Starting today, you'll be able to link your Philips Hue smart lights with your Spotify account. You can already make Hue lights dance to the music you're playing through the Hue Sync tool for PC, which can capture anything you're listening to and translate it into a light script. This new feature, however, promises deeper integration and a "unique immersive" experience that you can activate throu

IHG Rewards Selling Points With 100% Bonus

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IHG has just launched its latest flash sale on purchased points , which some might find to be worthwhile. Flash sale on purchased IHG points Through Thursday, September 9, 2021, IHG Rewards is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased points . You can unlock the 100% bonus as long as you purchase at least 15,000 points in one transaction, pre-bonus. On top of that, the maximum number of points you

Philips Hue's New Filament Bulbs Match Natural Lighting Throughout the Day

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What, your Philips Hue bulbs aren’t fancy enough? Philips now offers its filament smart bulbs with Ambiance warm and cool tone lighting effects. The company also unveiled its first 75-watt equivalent (1,100-lumen) White and Color Ambiance bulbs, which are perfect for shaded or recessed fixtures. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bathe Your Whole Home in Color with Philips Hue's Latest Gradient Smart Lights

How-To Geek / 11h
Last year, Signify (the parent company behind Philips Hue), took the wraps off of a new series of smart lights, the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. But that initial entry focused on the TV. Now, new Gradient lights will expand that offering, under the TV, and in other rooms. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro wireless earbuds are getting some Buds 2 features

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The Galaxy Buds Pro are about to get even better thanks to a firmware update.

This floating rock is actually a perfectly camouflaged boat

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Artist Julien Berthier built an artificial rock that glides across the Marseille shoreline like a surrealist painting come to life. Berthier , known for his extravagant works of art, constructed 'The invisible' using epoxy resin atop an old boat he had found.

Amazon Echo gets new Adaptive Volume controls so Alexa can cut through the noise

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Amazon has added new Adaptive Volume controls to its Echo speakers in the US so Alexa can make itself louder when it gets noisy.

Dead Space remake’s new necromorph tech is really a-peeling

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Dead Space remake will let you peel away the skin of necromorphs to reveal their grotesque innards.

CoachHub raises $80M in Series “B2” round, as coaching goes digital in the pandemic

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The world of professional coaching has grown over the years as coaches realised they could easily counsel people remotely and clients realized digital coaching was far more efficient. But, equally, a problem arose in how to sift the wheat from the chaff. At the same time corporates realised that their own staff could benefit – but faced the same sifting problem. In a classic Internet play, CoachH

Trustshare runs escrow infrastructure as a service to facilitate online sales

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Meet Trustshare , a London-based startup that is working on escrow infrastructure for online classified, B2B marketplaces, trade directories and more. It’s a white-label platform that can be integrated with online marketplaces in just a few lines of code. If you’ve ever tried to sell something expensive on the web, you know that it’s hard to know for sure that you’re not getting scammed. For inst

Free Fire Max is now open for pre-registration

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Free Fire Max just went for pre-registration and is a heavier graphically enhanced version of Free Fire from Garena.

Save 80% on this kit that helps you transfer your old PC data to your new one

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TL;DR: Manage your data with this PC Transfer Kit Bundle feat. PCmover Professional, DiskImage, & SafeErase , on sale for 80% off — only $24.99 — as of Sept. 1. Why does transferring your old information to your new device have to be such a headache? It actually stops most people from upgrading to the latest iPhone model, and it's definitely the reason why your old PC is taking up space in your g

Get smarter every day with these bite-sized audio lessons from renowned experts

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TL;DR: Learn all you can with a subscription to Knowable Audio Learning Platform , on sale for only $59.99 — that's 90% off — as of Sept. 1. Good health isn't just about physical activity . In fact, from the WHO perspective , mental and social well-being are just as important as staying active when it comes to a long life expectancy. In other words, cutting off learning in the first quarter of yo

Take notes the futuristic way with this digital highlighter on sale

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TL;DR: Take your note-taking to the next level with the Scanmarker Air Digital Highlighter , on sale for 20% off. As of Sept. 1, pick one up for only $110. School's back in session , which means note-taking is back on the agenda. But with everything else in your life going digital, scribbling notes longhand with a pad of paper and pencil, or trying to keep up your WPM without missing a beat just

Upgrade your vacuum to this powerful stick model while it’s on sale for under $115

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TL;DR: Keep it clean with the Orfeld EV679 Stick Vacuum on sale for just $113.99 as of Sept. 1. Use the code ORFELD5 for this 18% savings. Sure, you love your pets, but there comes a time when you get completely fed up with their hair covering every surface in your home. And when that time inevitably comes, you need to invest in a powerful enough vacuum to take on the job. That hand-me-down one f

India has 353 million OTT users and 96 million active paid subscriptions

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Media consulting firm Ormax Media has released the largest audience research to size the OTT universe in India, titled The Ormax OTT Audience Report 2021. The research was based on a sample size of 12,000 across urban and rural India.

Why ultra-wide monitor support matters to the developers of Greak

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Interview: we spoke to the team about how ultra-wide support factored into the development of Greak.

Best Buy now sells e-bikes and scooters – and here's how to pick the right one

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The store has begun selling all kinds of electric vehicles, including bikes, scooters, and mopeds.

One of Windows 11’s most exciting features won’t arrive until 2022

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Some folks had already guessed that Android app support wasn’t happening in time for the launch of Windows 11.

Vauxhall Motors warns chip shortage to last months

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Vauxhall's boss said the global shortage of computer chips is still having a significant impact.

The new Kia Sportage is the best looking to date, and it's now a plug-in hybrid

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There's a bunch of tech, plus two sizable displays, inside the new Sportage too.

Huawei nova 8 and Huawei nova Y60 on sale now

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Every Gen-Zer wants a phone that makes them stand out from the crowd, and Huawei has two of the best affordable phones coming in hot right now!

Another big Samsung phone could come without a charger

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The user manual for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE appears to have leaked, and reveals a number of details.

Don’t worry about E10 petrol – here’s why

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Unsure about E10 petrol? Whether your car is a BMW, Mercedes or Skoda, there’s very little to worry about.

She’s the Investor Guru for Online Creators

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Li Jin, 31, began backing creators years ago. She has raised her own fund to invest in influencer-related start-ups.

How Far Can You Go to Resist Being the Subject of a Viral Video?

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One boy’s violent act of retribution raises uncomfortable questions about the world we’ve made for children.

Samsung Galaxy S22 leak reveals new Plus and Ultra battery capacities

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If this information is accurate, the S22 models will have the same or smaller battery capacities as their S21 equivalents.

Apple Watch 7 release date could be later than you'd expect

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According to a report, Apple is having trouble constructing its Watch Series 7, which could lead to release delays.