Friday, September 03, 2021

Technology News and More-Friday Edition

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Customer experience startup Clootrack raises $4M, helps brands see through their customers’ eyes

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38TechCrunch / 33min
Getting inside the mind of customers is a challenge as behaviors and demands shift, but Clootrack believes it has cracked the code in helping brands figure out how to do that. It announced $4 million in Series A funding, led by Inventus Capital India, and included existing investors Unicorn India Ventures, IAN Fund and Salamander Excubator Angel Fund, as well as individual investment from Jiffy.a

This New Script Will Install Windows 10 and 11 On Your Raspberry Pi With Ease

25How-To Geek / 3h
Installing Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi SD card was impossible just one year ago. But after a ton of small milestones, there’s finally an easy way to get Windows 10 or Windows 11 on your Pi. A new script called WoR-Flasher does the job in a jiffy, opening the door to experimentation or app building for Windows on ARM. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The best Labor Day tech sales we could find

Engadget / 38min
This week brought more and more gadget deals as Labor Day weekend inched closer. Many of this week's deals are still available right now, including Amazon's discount on the first- and second-generation Echo Show 5 smart displays and a $20 discount on Google's Nest Audio speaker. Plus, a bunch of new sales are running now through the holiday, including those on Dyson vacuums, OLED smart TVs, wirel


Scientists observed a new type of supernova for the first time

SlashGear / 12min
In 2017, astronomers detected an unusual source of extremely luminous radio waves. Scientists have now been able to determine what caused that unusual radio wave burst. According to a team of astronomers from Caltech, the radio flare resulted from a black hole or neutron star colliding with its companion star. The result of the collision is a process that has … Continue reading removes 'Super Mario Maker 2,' 'FIFA 21' and 84 other games in China

Engadget / 15min
China's second largest e-commerce platform will stop selling up to 86 games following a crackdown on gaming that limits children to three hours per week, the South China Morning Post ( SCMP ) has reported. Popular titles being removed from its platform include FIFA 21 , The Last of Us 2 and Super Mario Maker 2 . Earlier this week, China's National Press and Publication Administration (NPAA

Engadget Podcast: Satellite on iPhone, Windows 11, Neill Blomkamp on 'Demonic'

Engadget / 27min
We're back after a week off, and we've got a lot of news to catch up on! This week, Devindra chats with Senior Editor Daniel Cooper about the iPhone potentially getting satellite phone connectivity, as well as the upcoming launch of Windows 11. Plus, they answer some questions from our YouTube livestream audience. And of course, they can't help but dive into the messy Ted Lasso season 2 discourse

Duda extends e-commerce capability investment with Snipcart acquisition

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Duda says acquisition of Snipcart can boost its customer offeringss.

The Loot project flips the script on NFTs

TechCrunch / 33min
Editor’s note: Kyle Russell is the founder of Playbyte , a startup building an app that lets people make games on their phones. Last Friday, Dom Hofmann tweeted the launch of Loot , one of his new projects looking at games and game creation through the lens of NFTs: LOOT – randomized adventurer gear – no images or stats. intentionally omitted for others to interpret – no fee, just gas – 8000 bags

2022 Infiniti QX80 goes on sale this fall with a $70,600 base price

SlashGear / 33min
The 2022 Infiniti QX80 is arriving this fall at dealerships in three trim variants. The most significant change is a new 12.3-inch widescreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. The updated infotainment also comes with standard wireless smartphone charging. The base 2022 Infiniti QX80 Luxe starts at $70,600 (not including $1,395 destination fees) and has Nappe

13 best tweets of the week, including chungus, beef office, and soup mode

Mashable / 36min
What do we even say at this point? Another week has passed. Seven days, in the books. There isn't much to feel good about. Disaster surrounds us; the ocean's rising; the bad guys won; it's all just a slow march through muddy waters. Anyway, despite — gestures vaguely — it all, there were tweets this week. Some good ones, even. How about that? Please enjoy these 13 tweets. 1. Oh, well, yep Tweet m

Alaska Airlines’ Disappointing New Employee Vaccination Policy

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One Mile at a Time / 41min
With the Pfizer vaccine having received full FDA approval, we’ve now seen airlines start to either require vaccination, or penalize those who aren’t vaccinated. Frontier , Hawaiian , and United , have added vaccinate mandates for employees, while Delta has created strong incentives for employees to get vaccinated, in the form of adding a healthcare surcharge for unvaccinated employees. Alaska Air

You can now access all your Google Workspace files offline

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Google Drive offline mode now supports PDFs, Office, and image files.

Augmented reality applications are helping astronauts repair the ISS

SlashGear / 48min
NASA is currently working hard to develop processes and technology acquired to send humans to the moon again. Currently, astronauts aboard the ISS are using augmented reality applications to assist them in making repairs within the station. The augmented reality system is part of an effort to reduce communications lag, which will be a significant challenge during lunar or Martian … Continue readi

Shang-Chi ending and post-credits scenes explained

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has landed in theaters – here’s what the movie’s ending means for the MCU.

The Apple Watch Series 6 falls back to $249

Engadget / 51min
Update 8:42am ET: Amazon has limited stock of the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 Product Red Edition. Amazon and Best Buy are giving you another chance to grab a 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 for the lowest price it has ever been available on the websites. You can now get the Apple smartwatch in Product Red with GPS for $249, or $150 less than its original retail price. That's also the same price as the 4

$4,000 in value: Why I made the Amex Platinum my first-ever premium card

The Points Guy / 53min
Confession: I work at The Points Guy and know almost nothing about points and miles. Sure, I’ve flown with just about every well-known airline and stayed with nearly every mainstream hotel chain you can think of, but until recently, I was a bargain traveler hunting for the lowest price, brand loyalty be darned. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newslett

Viral Video Shows Drunk American Airlines Passenger Denied Boarding

View from the Wing / 54min
Video circulating in social media shows a man being denied boarding on an American Airlines flight at Dallas - Fort Worth because he's reportedly drunk. He complains that he's trying to fly to see his fiance, slurring his words about a non-refundable ticket and asking over and over "why I can't go?" He eventually gives up, realizing he won't be allowed to board. It's an incident in 3 acts, and th

What Is Cryptocurrency?

How-To Geek / 56min
Chances are you’ve heard of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin have all become words we hear on the news or read online. But what is cryptocurrency exactly, and how does it work? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Hurricanes, Solar Storms, and the Fight to Keep the Power On

Wired / 57min
This week, we look at what happened to New Orleans’ electrical grid in Ida’s wake, and we learn how a major solar eruption could knock out the internet.

Lenovo's Laptop-Tablet ThinkPad Goes After the Surface

Wired / 57min
Want to live that hybrid life—without sacrificing a good keyboard or battery life? The X12 Detachable is the machine for you.

Richard Lewontin's Legacy of Fighting Racism in Science

24Wired / 57min
The late evolutionary biologist made a reputation—and enemies—by speaking out against the idea that genes are destiny. Science still needs people like him.

Chicago Claims DoorDash and Grubhub Misled Customers on Fees

Wired / 57min
The city capped commissions on restaurant deliveries amid the pandemic, but it says the apps added new fees and marketed deceptive promotions.

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Too much of a good thing: Mourning the slow death of the retail game store

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Ars Technica / 1h
$34.99 for Centipede on the Atari 2600 might sound cheap, but that 1983 price is the equivalent of roughly $90 today. [credit: Retro Waste ] When I was a kid, buying video games was an incredibly stressful process. In the late '80s, I was too young to buy magazines to find out what games deserved my hard-earned pocket-money. So, in an experience all too familiar to many millennial gamers, I used

WhatsApp now allows users to transfer chat history from iOS to Android

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SlashGear / 1h
WhatsApp is a popular application that allows users to communicate with end-to-end encryption. The company says one of the features that users have most requested is the ability to export and import chat history between Android and iPhone devices. Previously, when users moved between smartphone operating systems, they lost the chat history. WhatsApp says that it has been working with … Continue r

Build Your Own Self-Driving Car With This DIY Kit

Futurism / 1h
Self-driving cars are the future in more ways than we realize. While robot taxis are cool , self-driving and self-operating tech will have enormous impacts on industries ranging from construction to medical to care to public transit. If you want to learn how AVs work, or have a budding engineer who wants to know, Wheelson will show you how it works, from the road up. The Wheelson: Build & Code Yo

Asus takes on MacBook Pro with 4K+ OLED workstations

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No RTX A5000 paired with an AMD Ryzen CPU though

You can get a JioPhone Next by paying just Rs.500 - here's how

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Reliance is all set to offer the two variants of the JioPhone Next priced at Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,000 at an initial 10% cost with the rest of it being paid via EMIs.

AWS will start monitoring for extremist content on its cloud

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AWS set to firm up content moderation policies, claim sources.

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic flights

SlashGear / 1h
Virgin Galactic is one of a few companies that aim to take civilians into space. Recently, Virgin conducted a test flight that included Sir Richard Branson, the company founder, among its crew. Branson and other crewmembers lifted off on July 11 and flew the Virgin Galactic Unity aircraft to an altitude of 86 kilometers above the ground. However, the flight … Continue reading

Rocket Report: Alpha launches and then blows up, ULA to stop selling Atlas V

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Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / China may use a modified version of its Long March 5 rocket for lunar missions. (credit: Luo Yunfei/China News Service via Getty Images ) Welcome to Edition 4.14 of the Rocket Report! Lots of drama this week as Astra's launch suffered an engine failure during its most recent spaceflight, Virgin Galactic nearly had to abort its high-profile mission in July, and Firefly got its first Alph

The Morning After: Dining in Gotham City

Engadget / 1h
Among all the themed restaurants and dining experiences in the world, Park Row, a new dining venture in London, tries to keep things a little classier than the rest. No costumed heroes for a selfie with, no lurid colors (beside the Joker-esque neon signs in the restrooms) and even a big-name executive chef from a Michelin-starred restaurant. Mat Smith, Engadget While I didn’t get to experience th

Google is promising better-quality smartwatch apps with Wear OS 3

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Google has issued updated guidelines around design and functionality for apps on Wear OS.

Subscription services – a recurring gold mine or problem?

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Since the dawn of time, the established process of buying goods or services was one-time exchanges.

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins slams streaming service movies – but is she right?

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Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins says streaming movies look like "fake movies" – but is there any truth in her point?

Google Drive makes all file types available offline

SlashGear / 1h
Google has announced a feature that has been in beta since 2019 has now become generally available. The feature allows Drive users to make all file types available for offline viewing. Previously, only Google file types were available for offline viewing. Once documents are marked for offline viewing, users can access them even when an Internet connection is unavailable. With … Continue reading

Why Ransomware Hackers Love a Holiday Weekend

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23Wired / 1h
Looking forward to Labor Day? So are ruthless gangs of cybercriminals.

The 20 Best Hiking and Camping Deals for Labor Day

21Wired / 1h
This is our favorite time to hit the trails. Here's what you need to make the outdoors feel like home.

New York City Wasn’t Built for 21st Century Storms

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Wired / 1h
Deadly flooding in and around New York City dramatizes the risks to infrastructure that was wasn’t built to handle warmer, wetter climate.

Help Identify This Delivery Rider From Wednesday’s Viral Video to Get Them $1,700

Gizmodo / 1h
Do you recognize this delivery rider who went viral when the remnants of Hurricane Ida lashed New York on Wednesday, causing historic flash floods that killed at least 28 people in the northeast? There’s $1,700 waiting for that waterlogged rider, whoever they are. Read more...

Uh Oh: Netherlands Adds Quarantine For Vaccinated Americans

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It looks like at least one country in the European Union will be requiring even vaccinated Americans to quarantine, following the United States being removed from the European Union’s safe travels list. New restrictions for vaccinated Americans in the Netherlands The official website of the government of the Netherlands suggests that: As of September 4, 2021, vaccinated Americans will have to qua

5 YouTube Gestures You Should Be Using on Android and iPhone

How-To Geek / 2h
Smartphones are great for watching YouTube videos, but the smaller controls can be a little annoying to use. Thankfully, the YouTube app is full of handy gestures. If you don’t know about them, you’re really missing out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you're experiencing crashes in the new Windows 11 build, here's how to fix it

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Users have been reporting issues with the latest Windows 11 build from the Insider program.

Trading in your old smartphones at the wrong time could cost you thousands

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iPhone devices retain value but all smartphone users can benefit themselves by trading in at the right time, study says.

Nokia G50 specifications may have leaked on a TENAA listing

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Nokia G50 has been leaked on the Chinese certification website TENAA which includes renders of the smartphone along with specifications.

Nvidia’s powerful new mining GPU spotted – could this be good news for gamers?

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The CMP 170HX, which was leaked back in June, seemingly blows away the RTX 3090 in terms of mining chops.

New chip shortage forces GM to close most manufacturing plants

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SlashGear / 2h
GM has announced it is taking drastic measures in the face of renewed chip shortage. Due to the lack of availability for chips for various components inside GM vehicles, the automaker is idling most of its plants in North America for two weeks, starting on Monday. However, GM did say that its Arlington Assembly plant in Texas producing full-size SUVs … Continue reading

Gigabyte is replacing faulty power supplies – see if you're affected

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Gamers Nexus found that a startling 50% of Gigabyte's GP-P750GM and GP-P850GM PSUs failed in their experiments.

WhatsApp hit with huge GDPR fine

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Irish data watchdog argues WhatsApp wasn't transparent about data practices

Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition is limited to 300 units worldwide

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SlashGear / 2h
Just in time for the much-awaited release of the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, Land Rover has unveiled the Defender V8 Bond Edition. Exclusively limited to only 300 units worldwide, this Bond-inspired Defender V8 celebrates the arrival of No Time To Die to theaters this September 30, 2021. The latest Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition is … Continue reading

Has Microsoft Edge just slipped up in the browser wars?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Latest figures show the browser wars still raging, with Edge and Firefox fighting hard.

North Korea Rejects 3 Million Doses of China's Covid-19 Vaccine

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Gizmodo / 2h
The government of North Korea rejected almost 3 million doses of China’s covid-19 vaccine Sinovac this week, claiming they should be sent to countries that are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, according to U.S. state-financed broadcaster Voice of America . The authoritarian country has reported zero cases of… Read more...

In 25 years, I’ve never played Tomb Raider - until now

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After 25 years, here's what happened on my first experience of Tomb Raider.

Firefly Aerospace orbital rocket fails to reach orbit

SlashGear / 2h
This week was a big one for Firefly Aerospace. The company is a small private space firm that was trying to reach orbit using its Alpha orbital vehicle. Its first orbital attempt happened on September 2 with liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base. The goal was to deploy multiple payloads in a low Earth orbit at an altitude of about … Continue reading

Perseverance collects its first rock core sample on Mars

SlashGear / 3h
NASA is celebrating confirmation via data it received from its Perseverance Rover that indicates it has completed the collection of its first rock core sample on Mars. Data was received from the rover on September 1, indicating that successful coring operations had been completed. Images gathered from Perseverance clearly show an intact sample present in the sample collection tube after … Continu

Konami’s eFootball 2022 kicks off in September – here’s what to expect

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Konami’s new free-to-play soccer sim eFootball 2022 now has a release date, and it’s coming soon.

Forget underfloor heating, your home needs underfloor electricity generation

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Researchers in Switzerland created a nanogenerator that can produce an electric current by walking on modified wooden flooring.

Apple leads the way as smartwatches dominate the wearable band market

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Engadget / 3h
The wearable market as a whole grew 5.6 percent last quarter, largely due to sales of smartwatches at the expense of basic bands, according to research firm Canalys . The boost was driven by Apple, which continues to dominate the market with its Watch models . As Canalys noted, smartwatch sales took over from basic bands (sports bands, etc.) back in Q4 2020 and now account for 62 percent of all w

5 What If...? season 2 episodes we want to see alongside Black Widow

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
With Black Widow reportedly getting a standalone What If...? season 2 episode, here are 5 other MCU projects we want to see adapted.

The Apple AR/VR headset is rumored to need an iPhone connection to run

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Apple's long rumored augmented/virtual reality headset is apparently going to need help to manage all of its processing.

The best record players for every listening style

Mashable / 3h
Most music fans can agree on one thing: Some music just sounds better on vinyl. In fact, this is a large part of why record players have not disappeared, even as music has gone more digital. If anything, sales of turntables have gone up since 2010, with over 75 thousand sold in the US in 2020. Of course, record players aren’t just popular with audiophiles willing to spend hundreds (or thousands)

Mount and charge your iPhone more safely with this MagSafe car mount

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Navigate more safely with the ESR HaloLock™ , on sale for only $36.99 — a 17% discount — as of Sept. 3. Charging your phone while driving seems like such a simple activity. But alas, struggling to find a cable and slip it into the charging port, or squeezing those little grips around your device, all while keeping your eyes on the road, isn’t easy. And as you probably know, looking away fr

Keep your Nintendo Switch safe and secure with this affordable ultra-slim case

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Game safely with the Nintendo Switch Ultra Slim Case , on sale for 8% off as of Sept. 3. Grab it for $20.99. Traveling with electronics is never the seamless process you want it to be. In fact, it’s a recipe for disaster, depending on how you choose to store and transport them. Scratches, scuffs, and other damage are inevitable if you simply toss your gadget in your bag haphazardly. That’s

Save 45% on a year-long subscription to Busuu and learn a new language in your free time

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Expand your lingual horizons with a one-year subscription to Busuu Language Learning Premium Plus , on sale for 45% off. Subscribe for only $59 as of Sept. 3. Whether you're traveling to a non-English speaking country , want to communicate with relatives, or just want to try something new and fill your time with something other than Netflix , learning a new language is never a bad idea. Bu

Turn your vehicle into a cozy place to sleep with an SUV tent on sale

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Camp in style with the Igloo Essential SUV Tent , which is on sale for 7% off at $249.99 as of Sept. 3. If you want to go on a long-haul road trip without steep hotel costs, this SUV tent is just the companion you need. The tent is water-resistant, wind-resistant, and triple-layered for extra protection. It securely connects to the back of your vehicle through a four-point attachment syste

Maintaining your e-bike is about to get much, much easier

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Next-gen e-bikes will be a breeze to maintain thanks to new tech demonstrated at the 2021 Eurobike show.

League of Legends movies could be on the way, as ex-Netflix exec joins Riot Games

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League of Legends and Valorant creator Riot Games has an interesting new hire in ex-Netflix executive Brian Wright.

WiZ has almost fixed one of the biggest frustrations with smart lights – but not quite

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
WiZ has expanded its Connected with WiZ program to include a range of Philips Smart LED bulbs, but sadly they’re not the Philips Hue bulbs we know and love.

New Amazon smart TV could be the screen to buy this Black Friday

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It sounds like Amazon could be pushing even further into the smart TV market, with reports of a first-party screen developed by the retail and technology giant.

Steam features and game development: an inevitable symbiosis

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Steam keeps adding and modifying features, and it’s helping to drive the evolution PC Gaming.

Playing through the early 2000s with a Voodoo GPU

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Out-of-time hardware and wishful thinking weren’t enough to run Counter-Strike.

iPhones might not get periscope cameras until 2023 or later

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Apple is reportedly having patent and supplier issues for its rumored periscope zoom cameras.

Is It the Weekend? Not Until He Says So.

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The 18-year-old behind the viral Twitter account @CraigWeekend has offered people a routine reminder to take a load off.

iPhone 13 release date couldn't come at a worse time

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If the iPhone 13 release date rumor is correct, the tech industry is in for a horribly busy eight days

India's telecom regulator cracks down on prepaid mobile plans - will users benefit?

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The two big players Airtel and Reliance Jio have announced a slew of new prepaid plans that clubs membership to various OTT platforms as well.

Apple faces probe from US labor board over complaints of hostile working conditions

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Engadget / 4h
Apple has been under fire lately after current and former employees shared stories of harassment, retaliation and sexism in the company. Now, the US National Labor Relations Board is looking into cases filed against the tech giant by two of the main voices accusing the company of permitting a hostile work environment, according to Reuters and The Financial Times . The first complaint was filed by

SimpliFed serves up $500,000 pre-seed toward infant nutrition support

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Feeding babies can take many different forms, and is also an area where parents can feel less supported as they navigate this new milestone in their lives. Enter SimpliFed , an Ithaca, New York-based company providing virtual lactation and a baby feeding support platform. The startup announced Friday that it raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding led by Third Culture Capital. Andrea Ippolito, founde

YouTube's paid subscription grows past the 50 million mark

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Pays out $4 billion to the music industry

Musical instrument company Roli files for administration, will relaunch as Luminary

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Engadget / 5h
Roli, the modular musical instrument business backed by Pharrell Williams and Grimes, has entered administration in the UK, the company has confirmed. It will now relaunch as Luminary, with an emphasis on beginning rather than professional musicians, the company said. Luminary will be led by Roli founder and CEO Roland Lamb. Roli had approximately 70 employees who will move to Luminary, which wil

Redmi 10 Prime smartphone and Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro TWS launched in India

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Xiaomi has just launched the Redmi 10 smartphone in India rebranding it as the Redmi 10 Prime which comes with a 6,000mAh battery, and a 90Hz refresh rate display.

NZ Apple weekend deals: Score sweet discounts on AirPods and Apple Watches

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AirPods Pro and Apple Watch 6 are among the popular Apple products with up to 26% off at PB Tech.

Zip acquisition of Payflex means Africa is ripe for BNPL disruption

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20TechCrunch / 5h
Australian buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Zip this week acquired South Africa-based BNPL player Payflex for an undisclosed amount . It’s a piece of news that once again highlights the hype around BNPL services and the quest for global dominance among the leading players. This year we have covered BNPL services from the likes of Afterpay, Klarna and Affirm. And tech and payments giants Apple, S

Windows 11 Android app support could also come to Xbox

SlashGear / 5h
One of Windows 11’s highlights is its support for running Android apps without emulation or a “remote desktop” connection. That feature, however, won’t be coming until next year, at least not in the form that Microsoft wants end users to experience it. That’s not to say that it isn’t actively working on preparing the feature, which would require the same … Continue reading

Netherlands F1 live stream: how to watch 2021 Dutch Grand Prix online from anywhere

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Here's how to watch the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix and live stream F1, no matter where you are in the world today, as Zandvoort returns to the calendar after 36 years.

OMG USB-C to Lightning cable is a keylogger in disguise

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SlashGear / 6h
Most of the hacking incidents and security vulnerabilities we often see published happen remotely, often through malware that has been installed without the user’s knowledge. Local Privilege Escalations or LPEs are often rarer because they need physical access to a target computer or device. There is, however, a very specific class of security attacks that involve a little bit of … Continue readi

For VCs, the game right now is musical chairs

21TechCrunch / 6h
In many ways, there has never been a better time to be a venture capitalist. Nearly everyone in the industry is raking in money, either through long-awaited exits or because more capital flooding into the industry has meant more money in management fees — and sometimes both. Still, a growing number of early-stage investors are becoming wary about the pace of dealmaking. It’s not just that it’s a

The best student laptops in New Zealand for 2021: affordable yet powerful

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We've taken a look at all the laptops we've reviewed and compared the best portable and affordable machines for students.

Fairphone 3 upgrades and parts still available after end of sale

SlashGear / 6h
The modular phone dream stood on two legs, one that promised easy repairability, and another that offered potential upgradability. Unfortunately, that dream nearly died completely after the cancelation of the Project Ara phone and the failure of the LG G5. Only the Fairphone has survived to become the world’s most repairable and sustainable phone, and it is once again proving … Continue reading

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

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Our top Aussie streaming picks this weekend include What We Do In The Shadows: Season 3 and Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo.

Realme Pad to launch on September 9 - here's what we know

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Realme has announced that its first tablet, the Realme Pad will be launched at an event in India on September 9, which is also set to be the first place the tab will be revealed.

Apple AR headset will still need an iPhone to function

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SlashGear / 7h
Just when you thought the days of smartphone-driven VR or AR headsets were over, Apple might come along and make it trendy again. Granted, the likes of the Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR failed because of how they strapped smartphones to your head to do everything. Apple, on the other hand, might be doing things a little differently. According … Continue reading

Amazon will reportedly release its own TVs in the US this year

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Engadget / 7h
If you shop for electronics on Cyber Monday this year, your options might include Amazon-branded TVs. According to Insider , the e-commerce giant is planning to launch its own TVs in the US as soon as October, just in time for the holiday shopping season. The project has reportedly been in development for almost two years by teams from Amazon Devices and Lab126, the R&D division responsible for d

Google seeks to raise the bar on its Wear OS 3 - also sets a timeline

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Google had said that Wear OS 3 updates will start rolling out to a limited set of smartwatches in the second half of 2022. Now, we have the Fossil Gen 6 that could run the Wear OS 3.

Vivo X70 Pro Specs, colour options found on TENAA listings

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The series is likely to include three models - Vivo X70, Vivo X70 Pro, and Vivo X70 Pro Plus and the company could also be launching smartwatches and a tablet.

Learn to code with this stacked mobile and app development bundle

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TL;DR: The 2021 Learn to Code with React Certification Bundle is on sale for £18.25 as of Sept. 3, saving you 98% on list price. Learning to code isn't reserved for people who spent summers at tech camp. Pretty much anyone can learn this highly coveted skill — in their free time. The 2021 Learn to Code bundle unpacks the crucial elements of major programming languages like JavaScript and associat

First trailer for Netflix's Red Notice crams in massive star power and big action

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Red Notice gets an action and humor-filled teaser trailer that's absolutely brimming with movie star charisma.

Firefly launches its first rocket, but loses the launch craft in mid-flight explosion

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Firefly launched its first rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, and on board it carried a number of payloads with an intended destination of low Earth orbit. The rocket took off as planned, and seemed to be doing fairly well during the initial portion of the launch, before experiencing “an anomaly” that clearly resulted in an explosion and the total loss of the vehicle prior to

DoorDash workers protest outside CEO Tony Xu’s home demanding better pay, tip transparency and PPE

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California DoorDash workers protested outside of the home of DoorDash CEO Tony Xu on Thursday, prompted by a recent California Superior Court Judge ruling calling 2020’s Proposition 22 unconstitutional . Prop 22, which was passed last November in California , would allow app-based companies like DoorDash, Uber and Lyft to continue classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employe

Bangkok-based insurtech Sunday banks $45M Series B from investors like Tencent

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Sunday , an insurtech startup based in Bangkok, announced it has raised a $45 million Series B. Investors include Tencent, SCB 10X, Vertex Growth, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India, Quona Capital, Aflac Ventures and Z Venture Capital. The company says the round was oversubscribed, and that it doubled its revenue growth in 2020. Founded in 2017, Sunday describes itself as a “full-stack” insur

Tableau launches new enterprise plans, big data tools

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Tableau is bringing trusted and governed data to everyone in an organization with its latest analytics platform update.

Second Time's the Charm: NASA Perseverance Drills a Mars Rock

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After a first attempt brought up an empty tube, the rover finally cored a sample.

Amazon may launch its own smart TVs in the US soon: What we know

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We may see an Amazon-brand Fire TV model (or multiple models) launch in the US as early as next month, according to a new report. Amazon’s alleged plans to offer smart TVs running its Fire TV platform under its own brand have been rumored for a while now, with sources claiming the project has been in the pipeline for a … Continue reading

Next-Gen Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 still coming 2021… CDPR thinks

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Enlarge (credit: CD Projekt RED ) CD Projekt Red is still pushing to release next-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 in 2021—or so the developer hopes. As CDPR mothership CD Projekt Group held its H1 2021 financial earnings presentation with investors this week, it put its ongoing support for Cyberpunk front and center. The company's public report highlights the high number of patch

Pfizer RSV vaccine candidate Phase 3 trial will focus on older adults

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Pfizer has announced the third phase of its RSV vaccine candidate clinical trial for older adults. The company is calling the trial’s third phase ‘RENOIR,’ noting that it involves giving its RSVpreF vaccine candidate to adults ages 60 and older. The company anticipates enrolling around 30,000 participants for Phase 3 RENOIR in order to study the vaccine’s efficacy and safety. … Continue reading

Elon Musk Backs Texas Abortion Ban, Claims Governor, to No Objection

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Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has “consistently” praised the “social policies” of the state of Texas during his “frequently” chats with Greg Abbott, the Texas governor said Thursday, in an interview focused on his state’s landmark abortion ban. Read more...

How to back up your data and keep it safe

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Experts recommend using three drives to back up your data and using cloud-based services.