Sunday, September 05, 2021

Technology News and More-Sunday Edition

Technology News and More

To Learn More Quickly, Brain Cells Break Their DNA

1KWired / 2h
DNA double-strand breaks are associated with cancer and aging. A new study shows neurons can use them to quickly express genes related to learning and memory.

Delayed: Aer Lingus’ Manchester Transatlantic Flights

1KOne Mile at a Time / 1h
Aer Lingus was supposed to launch transatlantic flights out of Manchester as of July 2021. In June, the airline announced that these routes would be delayed until at least September. Now it has been announced that the routes will be delayed even further, with US routes scheduled to launch no earlier than December 2021. This delay is due to international borders opening later than expected. Specif

Why ransomware hackers love a holiday weekend

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100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Gah, don't you miss unstressed travel? (credit: Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images) On the Friday heading into Memorial Day weekend this year, it was meat processing giant JBS . On the Friday before the Fourth of July, it was IT management software company Kaseya and, by extension, over a thousand businesses of varying size. It remains to be seen whether Labor Day will see a high-profile rans

England vs Andorra live stream: how to watch World Cup 2022 qualifier from anywhere

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 25min
The Three Lions are back at Wembley for the first time since their Euro 2020 final defeat. Here's how to watch England vs Andorra and live stream from anywhere.

OK, hear me out: Having a desk bike is actually pretty great

Ars Technica / 48min
Enlarge / Behold: It is both desk and bike. (credit: Corey Gaskin) If you work from home, it's a good idea to spice up the home office from time to time. Some of us have been living the telecommuting life for longer than others, and while we at Ars have some extensive experience (and an equally comprehensive guide on the best gear for home offices ), we still like to periodically change things up

Sweet Spot Sunday: Fly business class to Europe from 34,000 Avios each way

The Points Guy / 52min
The European Union recently recommended that member states reimplement travel restrictions for U.S. visitors. So, now may seem like a strange time to write about one of the best ways to redeem points and miles for flights to Europe . It’s unclear if and how entry requirements for U.S. passport holders to European Union member states will change due to the change. That said, the European Union has

How to Give a Gift Receipt with an Amazon Purchase

How-To Geek / 1h
If you buy someone a gift on Amazon, you can also give them a gift receipt in case you get the size, color, or anything else wrong. That way, they can return and exchange it without having to involve you. Here’s how to send them a gift receipt. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Modern Tech Makes Science Fiction Look Like Ancient Past

How-To Geek / 1h
People have used fiction to escape the mundane world they live their daily lives in since the dawn of time. Unfortunately, due to relatively recent technological strides, things that would have seemed fantastical or impossible a few decades ago may now be on par with something you have lying on your coffee table. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Make a Cheap Mirror Look Like a Pricey Antique

Lifehacker / 1h
Mirrors are a timeless piece of home decor, and for good reason. Not only can they make smaller spaces appear larger, and amplify a room’s natural light, they can also blend in seamlessly with almost any design style. Read more...

HBO Max orders Dead Boy Detectives pilot, but a series isn’t guaranteed

SlashGear / 1h
WarnerMedia has ordered a pilot episode of Dead Boy Detectives based on the DC Comics characters created by popular author Neil Gaiman. As the name suggests, the story revolves around two dead individuals who hang around Earth investigating crimes rather than moving on to the afterlife. News about the pilot order first surfaced at Variety, which reported that the episode … Continue reading

How I saved money on HomeKit smartbulbs with Philips Wiz and a Raspberry Pi

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / A Philips Wiz bulb and a Raspberry Pi running Homebridge. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The house where my family currently lives is lit primarily by a bunch of ceiling-mounted recessed bulbs. From top to bottom, counting bathroom fixtures, we have something like 40 lightbulbs in the entire house. And when we moved in, every single one of those lightbulbs was a hot, power-sucking incandes

From our stacks: Illustration by Mildred Larsen, from Research - Design in Nature . Field Museum of Natural History, Sc...

Music, Arts & Literature / 1h
From our stacks: Illustration by Mildred Larsen, from Research - Design in Nature . Field Museum of Natural History, School of the Art Institute. Chicago 1924-25. Chicago: John Gilbert Wilkins, 1926. Printed by Field Museum Press.

Snapdragon 898 benchmarks appear – and it could power the Huawei P60

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
It seems the next Qualcomm mobile chipset is already being tested, and there are phones in line for it.

Visiting 50 Countries While Spending Only Bitcoin [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 1h
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 ...

Psychonauts 2 finally revives the collectathon and I couldn't be happier

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Collectathons were declared dead as an outdated game genre of decades past, but Psychonauts 2 proves that doesn't have to be the case.

What Does “OMW” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 2h
Want to let someone know you’re going somewhere? You might want to use the acronym OMW. Maybe someone’s said it to you when you invited them to your pool party. Find out what it means and how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Travel Credit: How It Works

34One Mile at a Time / 2h
The Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card ( review ) is one of the most popular premium travel rewards credit cards. There are many things to love about the card, like the great welcome bonus, triple points on dining and travel, a Priority Pass membership, Visa Infinite perks, car rental and travel coverage, and much more. In this post I wanted to focus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve’s $300 annual travel c

Get 3D Printers, Smart Home Devices, And More In This Epic Labor Day Sale

Futurism / 2h
For just a few days, you can save on the best gadgets for home in our Labor Day sale! These price drops will only last a short time, so be sure to capitalize on them. Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle This one-touch, kid-safe printer is an infinite toy chest. Families can create and upload their own designs, or print out unique toys from others posted to the Toybox community. Get the Toybox 3D Prin

Nintendo leak claims Switch Online will get Game Boy titles in near future

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SlashGear / 2h
If you own a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite console and have a subscription to Nintendo’s online services, you have free access to an emulator packed with classic NES and Super Nintendo games. According to multiple new leaks, Nintendo may be gearing up to expand its emulated offerings with the addition of Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles. As … Continue reading

Yes, you can play Metal Gear Solid V on an Apple M1 Mac – here's how

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Playing Tekken 7, Metal Gear, Sonic Adventure and more is possible on an M1 Mac, thanks to Parallels Desktop.

How to Turn Your Favorite Web Apps Into Desktop Apps

25Wired / 3h
Want to access Twitter and Google Chat in a single click? Here’s how to think outside the browser.

This is how the third-generation AirPods could turn up

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SlashGear / 4h
AirPods can be loosely considered pioneers in the true wireless earbuds space for a lot of reasons. However, the appearance smudged over time with exciting non-Apple options to pursue. Second-generation AirPods made a diluted effort to reclaim lost ground with their launch in 2019, but it’s the third-generation AirPods (colloquially called AirPods 3) that are billed to up the ante … Continue read

Deck out your new mattress with a set of nice sheets on sale

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Grab a Sharper Image Antimicrobial 1,000 Thread Count Sheet Set on sale for $69.99 (regularly $79) as of Sept. 5. Labor Day isn't just an excuse to rest up and take a much-deserved break from your desk job. It's also a chance to score some serious savings. If you've already jumped on the best Labor Day mattress deals , don't forget to upgrade your bedding as well. This Sharper Image Antimi

Prep for brisk fall movie nights with a projector on sale

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Make movie night memorable with the Prima 1080p HD Pocket Projector , on sale for $229 — that's 71% off — as of Sept. 5. Fall is right around the corner, much to the dismay of summer lovers everywhere. But that just means outdoor activities will actually be enjoyable again — like lighting up a backyard bonfire or actually having a pleasant jog. It’s also the perfect excuse to invest in a p

Learn Java with this 8-course bundle on sale

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Try your hand at coding with the Learn Java Programming course bundle on sale for $39.99 as of Sept. 5. Java is one of the most popular programming languages , so it makes sense that learning how to code and operate within it is a great way to distinguish yourself from other applicants in many fields. With this Learn Java Programming course bundle , you can start your coding journey from w

20 Labor Day deals on the cool gadgets you’ve been eyeing all year

Mashable / 4h
Labor Day weekend is here once again, which means it's time to kick back, relax , and get your fingers ready to click "add to cart." Always a major shopping holiday with deals aplenty , LDW is a great time to snag those products you've been eyeing all year. For a limited time, you can enjoy massive price drops on everything from golf simulators to 3D printers and all the other random gadgets and

Juice up 4 devices at once with this multi-port charger on sale for almost 50% off

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Charge all your tech at the same time with this 4-in-1 Multi-Port Charger , on sale for 48% off. As of Sept. 5, grab one for only $17.99. Whether you're on the road, out to dinner, or at the office, a low battery can really put a damper on any occasion or activity. Most people are still living the one-charger lifestyle, with a single USB charger in their office or bedroom. But the truth is

A eulogy to my super-cheap running headphones

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
In a previous column, I sang the praises of my cheap running headphones. Now I just sing in grief, as they slowly fade away.

Is the new Fujifilm XF33mm f/1.4 another classic street photography lens?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The new Fujifilm XF33mm f/1.4 is a new 'nifty fifty' for X-series cameras, but do its modern conveniences come at the expense of classic charm?

Tour of Britain 2021 live stream: how to watch all cycling stages online from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Here's how to watch a 2021 Tour of Britain live stream no matter where you are, as Mark Cavendish and Julian Alaphilippe beat a 1,310km path from Penzance to Aberdeen.

The new soccer season, data and real-time analysis

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Soccer clubs can enhance their chances of success on the pitch through effective data management.

Realme Pad price, news, rumors and if it'll be a worthy iPad Air rival

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Realme Pad is the company's first attempt at a tablet, but how will it stack up to the iPad Air?

Judge Says an AI Can’t Be an Inventor on a Patent Because It’s Not a Person

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87Gizmodo / 8h
Don’t worry, humans—artificial intelligence systems aren’t taking over the world yet. They can’t even appear as inventors on U.S. patents. Read more...

Save 81% on Surfshark with this exclusive coupon code

Mashable / 9h
SAVE 81%: A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for £1.81 per month with the code MASHABLEUK, saving you 81% on list price. ExpressVPN usually tops roundups of the best VPNs for unblocking Netflix, but this reliability doesn't come cheap. If you're looking to access American Netflix from the UK without spending £5 per month, we recommend Surfshark. This user-friendly and slick VPN is on

Kaspersky's comprehensive cybersecurity software is half-price

Mashable / 9h
SAVE 50%: Kaspersky Total Security is on sale for 50% off as of Sept. 5, with prices starting at under £20. The trouble with cybersecurity solutions like VPNs, password managers, and antivirus software is that these cover a particular aspect of your online life, without providing comprehensive cover for your digital world. Enter Kaspersky Total Security , the award-winning protection against hack

Browse the internet safely with this trio of cybersecurity services

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The StackSkills, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited, and Sticky Password Lifetime Subscription Bundle is on sale for £36.50 as of Sept. 5, saving you 97% on list price. First, you'll get lifetime access to Sticky Password , so you'll never forget a password ever again. Nowadays, every website you view requires you to enter some sort of sign-up information. So, you might as well eliminate the headache

EcoFlow’s new portable power station provides power for work, home and play

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
EcoFlow’s totable DELTA mini provides lots of power anywhere

Apple Labor Day sale 2021: deals on iPads, AirPods, Apple Watch, and MacBooks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The 2021 Apple Labor Day sales event includes fantastic deals on AirPods, iPads, MacBooks and the Apple Watch 6.