Thursday, September 09, 2021

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The Matrix Resurrections Trailer Wants to Free Your Mind (Again)

4KGizmodo / 7h
When The Matrix Revolutions ended in 2003, few could have guessed we’d be here today, almost 20 years later, going back to where it all started. Back to The Matrix . After years of rumors, speculation, and anticipation, you better get ready to return to a world of red pills, blue pills, sentinels, agents, and more. … Read more...

'The Matrix Resurrections' trailer is a thrilling ride back down the rabbit hole

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400+Mashable / 7h
Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy. Whether you chose the blue pill or the red pill , the reality is that The Matrix Resurrections trailer will send you right back down the rabbit hole. Following a very clever teaser campaign , the first official trailer offers an exhilarating look at the fourth instalment of the Matrix franchise, following 2003's The Matrix Revolutions . Lana Wachowski is directing s

Tesla Locks Down Patent for Laser Windshield Wipers

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2KFuturism / 4h
Laser Windshield Wipers Tesla has managed to lock down a rather unusual patent: using laser beams as windshield wipers, as first spotted by Electrek . Textbook over-engineering or a huge advancement in the car industry? We’re not entirely sure. The patent application details a “cleaning system” that “includes a beam optics assembly that emits a laser beam to irradiate a region on a glass article

DoNotPay’s ‘robot lawyer’ can now help report potholes or fallen trees to the city, file damage claims

TechCrunch / 7min
Tired of swerving around the same pothole every day but don’t know how to report it to your city? Already reported it but feel like said report was fired off into the ether, never to be read much less fixed? DoNotPay , a company that makes annoying processes less annoying through automation, might be able to help. Their “robot lawyer,” as the company calls it, started out as a service meant to he

Twitter introduces a new label that allows the ‘good bots’ to identify themselves

TechCrunch / 7min
Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will allow accounts to self-identify as bots by adding a label to their profile. This feature is designed to help people better differentiate between automated accounts — like bots that retweet the news, public service announcements, or other updates — from those operated by humans. It’s not, however, designed to help users identify the “bad bots” w

Take a good, long look at Korean action RPG 'Project Eve'

Engadget / 7min
Project Eve is a futuristic action RPG built for the latest console generation, and today Korean studio Shift Up provided the longest look yet at how it'll play. From today's trailer, it feels like a cyberpunky blend of Nier, Devil May Cry, Bayonetta and God of War, with an energetic undercurrent. And bonus, some of the enemies are truly horrifying. Shift Up showed off the new trailer during toda

NASA’s annual rover challenge is back for industrious student teams

SlashGear / 8min
NASA has announced the details for its next annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge. The competition’s registration is now open to student teams located in the US, giving budding engineers and designers the chance to build their own lightweight rover and demonstration its suitability for exploring other worlds. Some of the teams may win awards for their work. NASA’s Human Exploration … Continue

KOTOR, one of the greatest RPGs of all-time, is getting a PS5 remake

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8min
A Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake is coming for PS5 from the folks who remastered Star Wars: Episode I - Racer.

7 Clever Ways You Can Use Your French Press (Other Than Making Coffee)

Lifehacker / 8min
A French press is a valuable addition to any coffee lover’s kitchen. I’ve had my stainless steel press for over a decade now—and it is still going strong, despite constant abuse—always ready for that moment when I need an intense cup of coffee you can only get by using a French press. However, that’s not all it can do.… Read more...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' is getting a PS5 remake

Engadget / 13min
The rumors were true, BioWare's classic Star Wars RPG Knights of the Old Republic is getting a remake. Sony announced the title during its PlayStation showcase, revealing Aspyr, a studio best known for its macOS ports, is working on the project. The trailer Sony showed off featured Bastila Shan, one of the main characters from the game, speaking to the nature of the Sith. "Peace is a lie. That is

LAPD officers collect social media account info from people they detain

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Ars Technica / 24min
Enlarge / Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol Union Station on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. (credit: Getty Images | Irfan Khan) The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) instructs officers to collect social media account information and email addresses when they interview people they have detained, according to documents obtained by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The B

Salesforce gives Service Cloud an AI boost

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
Salesforce has announced a slew of new features for Service Cloud that make it easier to resolve customer issues faster.

A lot of work to go on vacation: 5 things to know before visiting Turks and Caicos

The Points Guy / 33min
I needed a vacation like a cat needs an afternoon nap. Enjoying three nights at the new Ritz-Carlton in Turks and Caicos wasn’t going to be a long respite — but it was a much-needed one. But there’s trouble with visiting paradise. Getting to Turks and Caicos right now is anything but simple. The COVID-19 cases are currently comparatively low and the country is open to tourism without a quarantine

Jack Dorsey says what we're all thinking: Throwing things at Mark Zuckerberg looks fun

Mashable / 36min
Even fellow tech executives want to throw stuff at Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook unveiled its Spectacles ripoff, officially dubbed Ray-Ban Stories , on Thursday to much warranted handwringing . The unsettling face camera is sure to make waves down the line for all sorts of privacy mishaps, but the glasses managed to grab the attention of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for another reason altogether: A pair r

LEGO Super Mario 64 set is more than meets the eye

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SlashGear / 37min
We’ve seen several different Super Mario LEGO sets launch over the past year or so, but none of them are quite like the Super Mario 64-themed set that was revealed today. The new set – officially called the LEGO Super Mario 64 ? Block set – is quite a bit more intricate than the Super Mario sets we’ve seen in … Continue reading

18 Sci-Fi Movies You Should Watch Before The Matrix 4 Comes Out

Lifehacker / 37min
The Matrix , with its trippy, action-heavy explorations of the nature of reality (and heavy doses of trans allegory), brought mind-bending science fiction to the masses. It was, in many ways, the perfect blending of brain and brawn: a thoughtful movie, open to a wide variety of interpretations, that also happened to… Read more...

Epic will shut down its Houseparty video chat app in October

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Engadget / 37min
Houseparty's video chat may have been a popular choice in the early days of the pandemic, but that hasn't won it much favor with its owner Epic Games . Houseparty is shutting down its app sometime in October. Fortnite's Houseparty integration will vanish around the same time, the developers said. The app has already disappeared from stores. The team explained the move as a matter of focus. Housep

Spider-Man's Debut Is Officially the World's Most Expensive Comic

Gizmodo / 37min
Back in 1962, just a hair shy of 50 years ago, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 cost a pretty penny—12 of them, to be exact. In 2021, the price has gone up just the teensiest bit, having increased $3,599,999.88 over the last half-century. That’s inflation for you! Read more...

Tech Companies Wade Into Abortion Politics in Texas

Wired / 40min
In 2021, corporations are expected to take a stand on even the most divisive issues.

Tinder Introduces 'Completely New, Interactive Ways' to Swipe Right for Sex

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Gizmodo / 43min
In an attempt to give its mostly-Gen Z user base a wider range of options to click, swipe, and scroll through on their journeys to find love, Tinder announced on Wednesday that it had begun rolling out a series of planned updates to its app designed to make online dating a more immersive, interactive experience. Read more...

Oh Great, Another Giant Ship Blocked the Suez Canal

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100+Futurism / 48min
Knot Again It happened again: Another gigantic shipping vessel temporarily blocked the Suez Cana on Thursday, temporarily stopping traffic at what’s one of the most important waterways for global trade. A ship from Panama called the Coral Crystal got stuck after traveling about 33 miles into the canal, as originally reported by the Arabic language news outlet Al-Ain , blocking one lane and forcin

Space Force Head Says China Could Blow Up Satellites

US Space China Raymond•
Futurism / 48min
Fighting Words US Space Force chief John Raymond, told Japanese newspaper Nikkei in an interview that he’s worried about China’s anti-satellite technologies posing a threat to the US military’s presence in space. Raymond told the newspaper that China is building “everything from reversible jammers of our GPS system — which provides navigation and timing with precision— to jamming of communication

Google and Jio delay their India smartphone launch

TechCrunch / 49min
The JioPhone Next, the much-awaited smartphone designed by Google and India’s Jio Platforms to tap hundreds of millions of users in the world’s second largest internet market, won’t launch on Friday, the Indian technology giant said Thursday midnight. In a statement issued just now, Jio Platforms said it has been testing the smartphone with a “limited set of users for further refinement” and is “

Investors are doubling down on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

30TechCrunch / 49min
Amit Anand Contributor Amit Anand is a founding partner of Jungle Ventures and an early pioneer and leader in the development of Southeast Asia’s venture capital industry. Southeast Asian tech companies are drawing the attention of investors around the world. In 2020, startups in the region raised over $8.2 billion, about four times more than they did in 2015. This trend continued in 2021, with r

WhatsApp ends service for some phones in November

SlashGear / 58min
WhatsApp has a cut-off date for a set of smartphones by the end of the year 2021. These devices will start to see their “end of service” message in WhatsApp starting on November 1, 2021. Before then, though, WhatsApp has a set of requirements that stand at Android OS 4.1 and newer, so long as that device is able to … Continue reading

California Advances Historic Bill Targeting Amazon's Punishing Warehouse Quotas

Gizmodo / 1h
On Wednesday, California lawmakers advanced a groundbreaking legislation that could finally give Amazon warehouse workers the power to push back against some of the draconian conditions imposed on them. Assembly Bill 701 (AB 701), which passed the Senate this week and is the first of its kind in the U.S., specifically… Read more...

What Is Clear Whey (and Why Should You Try It)?

Lifehacker / 1h
Even though there are tons of different types of protein powders out there, I’ve always preferred plain ol’ unflavored whey. Its creamy flavor and texture make it great not just for shakes but for other dairy-themed meals like yogurt parfaits . But another great protein powder has finally won me over, and it’s a weird… Read more...

Nearly All the Unburned Coal Must Stay in the Ground to Avert Climate Catastrophe

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Gizmodo / 1h
It’s becoming more and more clear that hobbling the fossil fuel industry and getting the world to decarbonize as rapidly as possible is our best hope at staving off the most catastrophic impacts of warming. A new study finds that we need to keep nearly all the world’s coal reserves and more than half its oil and gas… Read more...

Going to Aspen Food & Wine? Don’t forget your Amex card to unlock exclusive experiences

The Points Guy / 1h
Aspen’s Food & Wine Classic event is regarded as one of the best gastronomic festivals in the U.S., with celebrity chef (think Martha Stewart and Andrew Zimmern) presentations, free-flowing wine, dynamic dishes from the best restaurants around and the opulence that only Aspen can offer. Want more from TPG? Sign up for our daily newsletter. American Express, the presenting sponsor for the Food & W

California Passes Warehouse Worker Bill, Taking Aim at Amazon

57Wired / 1h
For years, algorithms have driven workers to meet punishing quotas. A state bill trying to reinject humans into the workflow has cleared a big hurdle.

Amazon reveals new college tuition benefit for its US warehouse workers

SlashGear / 1h
Amazon has announced a new plan to cover its warehouse workers’ college tuition costs, among other educational options, as part of its Career Choice program. Though some details are lacking at this time, the company says that some of its workers can qualify for the tuition coverage after only three months spent working for the company. Amazon announced the new … Continue reading

Microsoft indefinitely delays employees' return to its offices

Engadget / 1h
Microsoft had a lot of news to share about remote work today, including a bunch of upcoming updates for Teams centered around hybrid meetings. But perhaps most pertinent to the company's employees was an announcement that it's delaying their return to the office yet again . Microsoft is putting the plans on hold indefinitely due to the COVID-19 delta variant. Most recently, the aim was to fully r

Box wins proxy board battle with activist investor Starboard Value

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21TechCrunch / 1h
A battle between Box and its majority shareholder Starboard Value over control of the board ended today when the company’s slate of directors easily defeated Starboard’s. It culminated months of maneuvering on both sides as they battled for control of the company. Box, in a somewhat generic statement , expressed gratitude for the results: Box appreciates the support and perspectives we have recei

A live 'Bridgerton' experience is coming to cities around the world

Mashable / 1h
Ladies and gentlemen of the Bridgerton fandom, the time has come to put your orders in at the modiste, choose your jewels, and send your man to fetch the carriage. The queen is giving a ball! Starting in 2022, The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience will be a ticketed immersive tour for Bridgerton fans who want to step into the show's Shonda-infused version of Regency era London . It's planned

A Cardboard Mario Kart Arcade Cabinet Is the Ultimate Nintendo Labo Project

Gizmodo / 1h
YouTuber DanCreator has us wondering what fun Switch accessories we’d be enjoying had Nintendo not seemingly abandoned its Labo cardboard building kits . As fun as the cardboard fishing rod was, we’d eagerly swap it for a full-on cardboard Mario Kart Arcade cabinet , complete with a working steering wheel and gas pedal. Read more...

What Astronomers Thought Pluto Looked Like Before They Saw It Up Close

Gizmodo / 1h
It’s been 91 years since amateur astronomer Clyde Tombaugh first spotted Pluto on a set of glass negatives. Since then, the object has been declared a planet, named, and, of course, demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006. Whatever its status, our fascination with Pluto has held fast. But until very recently, we didn’t have… Read more...

Watch Sony's PlayStation Showcase 2021 right here at 4PM ET

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Engadget / 1h
As promised, Sony is ready to offer a peek at the PS5's future . The company is livestreaming PlayStation Showcase 2021 at 4PM Eastern, and you can watch the whole event below. It won't be a short presentation — Sony said the Showcase will clock in at about 40 minutes, with an after-show providing updates from featured studios. The stream will officially focus on upcoming PS5 games (including for

VW tries on tiny (but eye-catching) with a simplified electric concept car

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Mashable / 1h
Volkswagen's ID.LIFE concept car looks like a toy car. The EV was presented late Wednesday at the IAA Mobility 2021 auto show in Munich, Germany, where its lit-up front "grille" and backside and illuminated doors were part of a noticeably smaller package than the usual electric SUVs and crossovers popular with consumers. The German automaker scaled back on design with a smaller, lighter car that

How to Work Two Full-Time Jobs Without Getting in Trouble

Lifehacker / 1h
According to recent reports from Forbes , the Wall Street Journal , and Business Insider , there’s a new trend in remote work: Simultaneously (and secretly) holding down two full-time, salaried jobs—and enjoying all the perks that come with two salaries. If you work from home at a job that requires significantly less… Read more...

Star Trek: Lower Decks Reforges Its Strongest Relationships, With Model Kits and Bubble Bath

Gizmodo / 1h
Kirk and Spock. Burnham and Georgiou . Janeway and Tuvok. The list of Star Trek duos whose relationships define so much of the emotional cores of their series goes on, and on, and on. In a pairing like Boimler and Mariner, Lower Decks is no exception. But this season has seen the pair shift and shuffle around enough… Read more...

Why now may be the best time to apply for the World of Hyatt card

The Points Guy / 1h
The unofficial end of summer has passed, which means fall (and yes, even winter) travel is upon us. Whether it’s a getaway to go leaf-peeping close to home , or an international escape open to U.S. travelers , there are still numerous options this year. And if you’re looking to earn Hyatt hotel status — and plan on traveling through the end of 2021 — now is by far the best time to apply for the W

Epic Games to shut down Houseparty in October, including the video chat ‘Fortnite Mode’ feature

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45TechCrunch / 1h
Houseparty, the social video chat app acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games for a reported $35 million back in 2019, is shutting down. The company says Houseparty will be discontinued in October when the app will stop functioning for its existing users; it will be pulled from the app stores today, however. Related to this move, Epic Games’ “ Fortnite Mode” feature , which leveraged Houseparty to

The largest direct carbon capture plant is now making a small impact on emissions

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Engadget / 1h
The world's largest direct-air carbon capture plant is up and running, although you might want to keep your expectations in check. Bloomberg reports Climeworks has started operations for Orca, a plant in Iceland that grabs CO2 from the air, storing it underground and using a Carbfix solution to mix the chemical with water and (in two years) trap it in stone. The facility will capture 4,000 tons o

How to Easily Disable Sound Devices on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 1h
If you have an audio output device connected to your Windows 11 PC—such as speakers, headphones, or a headset—that you don’t want to output sound to, you can disable it in Settings without having to uninstall it in Windows. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Is Polishing Windows 11 Ahead of Release

How-To Geek / 1h
We’re rapidly approaching the release of Windows 11, and Microsoft is making its final tweaks and adjustments to the OS in the latest Beta and Dev builds for Windows Insiders. While there aren’t many new features, some nice polish makes Windows 11 look great. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Some of the biggest names in private equity think this go-go market has another year or two (at least)

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21TechCrunch / 1h
Earlier today, as part of a private event, this editor was afforded the opportunity to talk with some of the biggest names in the world of private equity, including Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein; Bain Capital co-chair Steve Pagliuca; Jean Salata, the CEO and founding partner of Baring Private Equity Asia; and Sheila Patel, the vice chairman of B Capital Group AGM and formerly the chair of G

A customer-centric approach is key in a post-pandemic world

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84MIT Technology Review / 1h
Quoting John Lennon, Bill Kanarick describes the tectonic industry shifts brought on by the pandemic: “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” After months of hunkering down at home, consumers got used to online shopping, telehealth doctor’s appointments and contactless and curbside pickup, effectively doubling e-commerce sales in the last 18 months. “S

WHO Chief “Appalled” By Rich Countries Hoarding COVID Vaccines

Futurism / 1h
World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has had it with the rich countries of the world hoarding and even starting to distribute booster shots of their COVID-19 vaccines. In remarks during a Wednesday briefing, Tedros said that he was “appalled” by the broken promises and hollow platitudes that world leaders offered in place of tangible action, according to Ars Techn

Study details whether your old face mask is still effective a year later

SlashGear / 1h
If you bought a pack of reusable face masks at the start of the pandemic and find yourself still using them more than a year later, you may be wondering whether they’re still effective at helping reduce the spread of the virus. A new peer-reviewed study from the University of Colorado at Boulder confirms they are — with one big … Continue reading

The latest Panasonic Toughbook is more rugged and powerful than ever

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Panasonic has updated the Toughbook 55 with improved performance, connectivity and security while maintaining its modular design.

7 perfect destinations in Europe to celebrate fall’s arrival

The Points Guy / 1h
From Mediterranean beaches to bustling capital cities to wine regions, Europe is one of the best places to visit between September and December. Most of the summer tourists have gone home, there’s off-peak award availability and you can view all the best tourist attractions without getting a sunburn. Vineyards in Umbria, Italy. (Photo by MauMar70/Getty) If your ideal autumn holiday includes warm

Dexter takes a stab at personal growth in totally killer 'New Blood' trailer

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Mashable / 2h
We're still two months out from release day, but the hype for Dexter: New Blood keeps on coming. On Thursday, Showtime dropped its first full-length trailer for the revival series, which sees Michael C. Hall return as the titular serial killer for the first time since 2013. While past teasers have given us only a vague sense of where the antihero's journey will pick up — we've known he's living i

Chase Acquires The Infatuation, Will Deliver More Dining Benefits To Cardmembers

View from the Wing / 2h
Chase created Chase Dining with Tock offering special restaurant reservations at top places set aside for cardmembers. This was part of a continued assault on American Express as the category leader in travel and entertainment. Amex, by the way, didn’t stand still. They traditionally offered a special reservations program but double down by acquiring reservations platform Resy. The American Expre

New Epic Games Store free game is perfect for Dark Souls fans

SlashGear / 2h
As they do every Thursday, the free games offered by the Epic Games Store have rotated, giving users a new pair of games to claim. This week seems to be a particularly big one for the Epic Games Store because there’s a very well-known title included in this week’s free games. If you’re a Dark Souls fan looking to branch … Continue reading

GM extends Bolt EV factory shutdown amid battery pack shortage

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Engadget / 2h
General Motors can’t seem to catch a break. One week after the automaker announced it was suspending production at all but four of its North American manufacturing facilities, it said it plans to extend the shutdown of its Orion assembly plant by two weeks. The facility is where the company makes its Chevy Bolt electric vehicles. It was one of the assembly plants GM shut down last week — though i

New Roomba promises “poopocalypse” horror stories are a thing of the past

Ars Technica / 2h
Oh no, Fido... What have you done?! Robot vacuums are a great investment for a pet owner, since they give you a helper that can stay on top of all that dirt and pet hair. With a noisy motor and lots of scheduling options, people are often tempted to run the robot while they're away, but if you do that, you'd better be very confident in your pet's potty training. If you've never seen what happens

VR review: Space Pirate Trainer’s new “Arena” is massive, must-play (if you can)

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Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: I-Illusions) If you already thought the average VR use case was too inconvenient, you are absolutely not the target market for Space Pirate Arena . Later today, this brand-new mode lands as a free update to the five-year-old VR hit Space Pirate Trainer (whose new name, Space Pirate Trainer DX , still only costs $15 and is a fine VR-action option even for the smallest, weakest VR

Sustainable jet fuel company Alder Fuels seals investments from United, Honeywell

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31TechCrunch / 2h
The aviation industry is notoriously difficult to decarbonize, in part because airplanes use a petroleum-based fuel to fly. Alder Fuels wants to change that. The new clean tech company, headed by Bryan Sherbacow, is developing a low-carbon jet fuel that can be used as a 100% drop-in replacement for petroleum fuel, without needing to adapt existing aircraft or engines. That’s notable because the o

Spotify's Enhance feature puts suggested songs in your playlists

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Engadget / 2h
Spotify has long had plenty of tricks up its sleeve when it comes to providing recommendations , and its latest one is about making your playlists even more banging. The Enhance feature offers personalized suggestions of tracks to add to your playlists. Premium users in some markets will soon see an Enhance button at the top of each playlist. If you turn on the feature, Spotify will add suggested

More than just bratwurst: The best places to eat and drink in Milwaukee

69The Points Guy / 2h
Milwaukee may not be the first place you think of when you look for a foodie city — but that needs to change. As a native-born Midwesterner, I grew up going to Wisconsin on a semi-regular basis to visit family. And lately, I’ve been hearing Milwaukee touted for its up-and-coming food-and-drink scene. So on a recent visit, I decided to scout out some new tastes of Milwaukee and discovered a great

GM extends Chevy Bolt EV production shutdown another two weeks

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37TechCrunch / 2h
GM has extended a shutdown at its Orion Assembly Plant another two weeks due to a battery pack shortage related to the widespread Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV safety recall. GM said the extended downtime at the Orion plant will last through September 20. Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan has been shut down since August 23. The recall, which now includes all Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models made sinc

Have Prime? Try Amazon’s Luna Game Streaming for Free

How-To Geek / 2h
Amazon has just announced a very user-friendly deal designed to attract more players to its Luna cloud game streaming service. Now, Prime members can try four games from today through September 15, 2021. Additionally, Amazon is rolling out some new tiers and features to the service. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Surprise! Wine & Coffee Aren't The Worst Drinks For Your Teeth---This Is

How-To Geek / 2h
All your life, you’ve likely heard that coffee and wine will stain your teeth. That’s true. However, those oft-cited beverages aren’t the biggest culprit staining. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

The First Star Wars Balloon at the Macy's Parade Is Somehow a Funko Pop

29Gizmodo / 2h
One day, when the Statue of Liberty has been replaced by a giant Funko Pop ; when big-headed, black-eyed figures feature in all our religious iconography; when these vinyl toys are somehow made legally available to hold public office, remember this: the beginning of the end came on November 25, 2021, when an enormous … Read more...

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Skipping a Workout

Lifehacker / 2h
We’ve all had days when we’ve talked ourselves into either skipping or changing a planned workout. Sometimes, it’s because we are sick, exhausted, excessively sore, or we’ve had something more pressing come up. On other days, we just don’t feel like exerting the effort. On the days when you are considering changing… Read more...

How to Convert PDF to JPG on Mac

How-To Geek / 2h
On a Mac, you can use just the built-in tools to convert specific or all pages of a PDF file to JPG. We’ll show you how to perform this conversion using the built-in Preview and Automator apps on the Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

FuboTV App Comes to Vizio SmartCast Just in Time for the NFL Season

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How-To Geek / 2h
Thanks to its new app, the sports-focused streaming service fuboTV is finally available on Vizio SmartCast TVs. Now, users no longer have to resort to 3rd party measures or casting to enjoy the upcoming NFL season and more from the streaming service. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Youtuber MKBHD Pitted Gas Versus Electric Cars and the Results Were Surprising

How-To Geek / 2h
When it comes to the idea of buying an electric vehicle, range anxiety and the cost and time to recharge are pretty hefty topics. YouTuber MKBHD decided to put a gas vehicle against a Tesla and a Mustang Mach-E in a 1,000-mile road trip. The results are more surprising than you’d think. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon Debuts Its Own Fire TV Lineup Starting at $369

How-To Geek / 2h
Earlier this week, we learned that Amazon could be preparing to launch its own TV lineup, and now it’s officially here. Today Amazon announced the all-new Fire TV Omni Series and an even more budget-friendly Amazon Fire TV 4-series. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Save Big on Anker Charging Accessories During This Amazon Sale

20How-To Geek / 2h
Anker is running a one-day sale on some of its best charging accessories. Now’s a great opportunity to save up to 40% on USB-C cables, power banks, wireless chargers, and power adapters. You can even grab a new 30-watt GaN charger for just $21, a crazy price for such a small, fast power brick. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Smoke Detector Triggers Alarm in Russian Segment of the International Space Station

22Gizmodo / 2h
An alarm went off on the International Space Station earlier this morning as cosmonauts woke up to the smell of smoke. Read more...

Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories glasses are a catalog of bad decisions

SlashGear / 2h
Facebook and Ray-Ban revealed a pair of glasses with two cameras, microphones, and speakers inside. These glasses are very, very similar to the SnapChat Spectacles released in several iterations a few years ago. These glasses from Ray-Ban and Facebook connect to your phone to share video clips and photos, too. But why do these glasses exist? Ray Ban Stories have … Continue reading

Save on an MSI gaming laptop with a much-praised graphics card

Mashable / 2h
Save $150: Buy the MSI Pulse GL66 15-inch gaming laptop with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD for $1,349 at Amazon as of Sept. 9. Gamers have a lot of options if they're ready for a new gaming laptop . You can't just go with anything if you want to run new releases like Deathloop at their highest settings. Prepare for the onslaught of new fall releases with the MSI Pulse GL66

Recycling symbol can’t appear on non-recyclable items, California bill says

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Discarded plastic bottles made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are bundled at a recycling center. (credit: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg ) The recycling symbol—those three arrows stamped on myriad plastic items—doesn’t mean what most people think it does, and a California bill wants to change that. The California Legislature passed a bill yesterday that would ban companies from putting the

Rapidly Spinning “Dog Bone” Asteroid Near Mars Could Break Itself Apart

Futurism / 2h
Fetch! A massive team of astronomers got a close look at a bizarre, bone-shaped asteroid orbiting our Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Astronomers first discovered the asteroid and named it Kleopatra two decades ago, according to Live Science . But new observations from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) granted scientists a much better look at the unusual space rock and,

You can currently buy points at a 100% bonus — but should you?

100+The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotions. The travel industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. Last year, thousands of aircraft were parked due to low passenger loads , while hotel occupancy in the U.S. and abroad plunged to historic levels . While the recovery is ongoing, airlines and hotel groups are still scrambling to find new or incr

Take the stress out of moving with these expert tips for packing, unpacking, and more

Mashable / 3h
Ah, moving: Just the thought of packing everything precious to you into boxes and schlepping it from point A to point B can be enough to turn your hair grey. If you think all you need for moving day is a bunch of cardboard boxes and some tape , think again. But don’t fret — we’re here to help you through the stress. We’ve teamed up with blogger Chrissy Halton, founder of Organise My House , to pu

You Should Ask Yourself These Four Questions Before Any Big Purchase

Lifehacker / 3h
“Going shopping” used to refer to putting on outside clothes, leaving the house, and searching for the items you need in retail stores. But now, shopping is less of an event and more something you might do on your phone when you’re bored. And while online shopping is definitely more convenient than traipsing around to… Read more...

Is Seafood a More Climate-Friendly Option Than Eating Meat?

Gizmodo / 3h
Welcome to Burning Questions, a series where Earther answers the most common asks we get on how to address climate change. Many people want to do something, anything to help address the climate crisis. We answer your questions about how to help change your life—and the systems that will save us. Check out our past … Read more...

Google says it will replenish 120 percent of the water it consumes by 2030

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Engadget / 3h
Google has announced a new water stewardship target that will see the company commit to replenishing on average 120 percent of the water it consumes at its data centers and offices by 2030. To that end, the search giant says it will use freshwater alternatives to cool its server farms. In places like Douglas County, Georgia, the company already uses reclaimed wastewater to keep its servers runnin

This Backpack Turns Into an Airbag for Your Head

Gizmodo / 3h
Over the years we’ve seen countless contraptions designed to help protect cyclists in the event of a crash, including a neck collar that inflates around the head , and pants that blow up like a balloon . EVOC Sports’ new Commute Air Pro 18 appears to be a simpler idea, hiding an emergency airbag inside a motion-sensing… Read more...

All the best pet deals as of Sept. 9: Cameras, toys, and more

Mashable / 3h
Here are all the best pet deals as of Sept. 9 to help you spoil your furry family member for cheap: OUR TOP PICK: WOpet Smart Pet Camera — Save $66 with on-page coupon BEST TIKTOK TRENDING TOY: Multipet Lamb Chop Squeaky Plush Dog Toy — Save $6.62 BEST FOR COZYING UP: BarkBox Tufted Soft Foam Dog Bed — Save $13.20 BEST FOR HIGH ENERGY DOGGOS: ChuckIt! — Save $8.16 Got a pandemic puppy or a quaran

Laser-initiated fusion leads the way to safe, affordable clean energy

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Siegfried Glenzer Contributor Siegfried Glenzer , a recipient of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, is a professor and high-energy-density division director at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and a science adviser for nuclear fusion company Marvel Fusion . The quest to make fusion power a reality recently took a massive step forward. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrenc

The Matrix Resurrections trailer 1: The first Easter Eggs

SlashGear / 3h
Today we’re taking a peek at the first full trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, or The Matrix 4. This trailer is all about reflections – not just resurrecting the past, but reflecting what’s come before. The release date for this trailer is 9/9, and the release date for the movie is 122221, or 12/22/21, December 22nd, 2021. I’ve had dreams … Continue reading

First look: Facebook's Ray-Ban smart glasses

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Mashable / 3h
Mashable's A lex Perry gives his initial analysis of the new smart glasses. Here's what you need to know about Facebook's Ray-Ban smart glasses .

Researchers threaded a conductive shirt that accurately gathers health data

Mashable / 3h
At Rice University, researchers created a shirt that can track your EKG and heart rate using tens of billions of nanotubes.

You've Been Splitting Your English Muffins Wrong This Whole Time

Lifehacker / 3h
The most challenging aspect of this job is knowing what “most people” already know. Thinking about food and cooking nearly all of the time means I have lost perspective on what’s “common knowledge,” and what would be beneficial to share with the public. In these moments of uncertainty, I turn to my fellow Lifehacker… Read more...

9,000 years ago, funerals in China involved a lot of beer

Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Wang et al. 2021) At a 9,000-year-old burial site in China called Qiaotou, archaeologists recently unearthed a number of ceramic vessels. Some of the vessels were shaped like the long-necked, round-bellied bronze pots that people used for alcoholic drinks millennia later. And that made Dartmouth College anthropologist Jiajing Wang and his colleagues wonder whether these earlier c

The Rats of NIMH Are Coming to Horrify a New Generation of Children

100+Gizmodo / 3h
If you’re of a certain age, just the name of the 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH is enough to fill you with a certain amount of dread, even if you can’t remember exactly why . Luckily for you—and those younger generations who haven’t been scarred by the tale of a mouse widow who must protect her young family from… Read more...

9 no annual fee credit cards that earn transferable points

The Points Guy / 3h
Transferable points are some of the most valuable rewards currencies in the travel world. The best ways to redeem these points is typically to book travel or to transfer them to airline and hotel partners. While there are many attractive rewards credit cards with annual fees, today we’ll focus solely on no-fee credit cards that earn transferable points to help you start accruing travel rewards at

Behind the Art and Atmosphere of Destiny

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67Wired / 3h
The game's art team reveals the "80 percent beautiful, but mysterious" ethos that has guided the franchise's evolution.

Open source backend-as-a-service startup Supabase raises $30M

20TechCrunch / 3h
Supabase , the backend-as-a-service startup, announced this week that it raised a $30 million Series A. Supabase is often described as an open source alternative to Google’s Firebase … which is a pretty good way to put it for those who know what Firebase is. For those who don’t: Supabase is a collection of tools that helps developers build projects more quickly by automatically handling a whole l

Brazil's Bolsonaro Signs Order Prohibiting Tech Firms From Deleting His Cancerous Posts

Gizmodo / 3h
Jair Bolsonaro, the fascist Keebler elf who unfortunately remains president of Brazil, is now ordering social media platforms not to delete certain content including his fantastical assertions that he can only lose next year’s elections due to fraud. Read more...

How to Use Your Numeric Keypad as a Mouse on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 3h
If you don’t have a mouse connected to your Windows 11 PC—or you just need an easier way to move the mouse pointer arrow—you can turn on “mouse keys” and use your numeric keypad as a mouse. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Air Fryer Accessories for Mighty Convenient Cooking

23How-To Geek / 3h
Nothing spells healthy convenience like pressing a button for the crispy cravings you love most, without all the grease. If you’re an avid air-frying fanatic, you’ll love browsing the accessories below. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

The 6 Best True Wireless Earbuds of 2021

How-To Geek / 3h
True wireless earbuds are the perfect audio accessory, as they don’t tether you to a headphone jack. You can use them at the gym, at work, while gaming, and during your commute. Some earbuds offer additional features, like wireless charging and hands-free access to your voice assistant. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Roomba Uses Highly-Advanced AI to Avoid Dog Poop

How-To Geek / 3h
Sometimes your robotic vacuum eats a charging cable—no big deal, right? You should just be happy that the vacuum didn’t run through a pile of dog poop and spew it around the house, a “poopocolypse” scenario that iRobot hopes to fix with its new Roomba j7 vacuums. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The World’s 10 Best Business Class Seats (2021)

1KOne Mile at a Time / 3h
I’m an airline product geek, and every year I like to publish a list of what I consider to be the world’s best first class airlines , best first class lounges , best business class seats, etc. Admittedly coronavirus has greatly impacted the premium products being offered by some airlines, but that’s not going to stop me from keeping tabs on the best products out there. In this post I wanted to pr

Your SSD may soon be able to detect ransomware attacks

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Researchers have proposed an enhanced SSD firmware that can detect, and block ransomware attacks.

PlayStation Showcase 2021: everything we want to see

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Sony is holding its PlayStation Showcase 2021 today, and we’re expecting to see some big announcements relating to PS5.

Microsoft Teams is getting hybrid meeting features, including CarPlay support

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Engadget / 3h
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge shift toward remote working, though many people are still eager to return to the office. As such, the future of work may be a hybrid environment. To help account for that, Microsoft Teams is getting a bunch of features to bolster hybrid meetings. Among these is the Cameo feature for presentations in PowerPoint Live. You'll be able to add your Teams camera feed

Summer 2021 Breaks Heat Record Set During the 1936 Dust Bowl

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The record for hottest summer in the U.S. has stood since 1936, the worst of the Dust Bowl. But 2021 has eclipsed that 85-year-old mark amid a season of drought, flames, and suffering. Read more...

SpaceX Installs Rocket Engines on Starship Booster to Spell “420”

400+Futurism / 3h
420 Vision It seems that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has once again professed his love for the weed number . Two adjacent Raptor engines recently installed on the space company’s Super Heavy booster prototype on Wednesday were numbered “RB4” and “RB20,” as spotted by one eagle-eyed Twitter user , who was following yesterday’s events on a live stream courtesy of NASASpaceFlight . Together the engines for

Scientists Fire Up World’s Biggest Carbon Capture Machine

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200+Futurism / 3h
Firing Up On Wednesday, engineers in Iceland powered up the largest carbon capture device in the world. The plant, named “Orca” after the Icelandic word for energy “Orka,” is expected to scrub about 4,400 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere every year once it’s running at full capacity, according to Agence France-Presse . That accounts for the emissions of roughly 870 cars, meaning Orca

The Marvel Unlimited comics app just got a major overhaul

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TechCrunch / 3h
Kris Holt Contributor Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Locast suspends local TV streaming service in wake of court ruling Microsoft will bring cloud gaming to Xbox consoles this holiday season Marvel is rolling out a brand new version of its Marvel Unlimited comics subscription app. Among the updates are exclusive Infinity Comics, which are high-res

Google Sites now lets you restore specific web pages from version history

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Updates to the new Sites platform should make editing websites much easier.

Surprise: United is upgrading an unlikely Florida route with its fanciest jet

99The Points Guy / 4h
If you were asked to list the most premium domestic airline routes, odds are that service to Orlando wouldn’t make the cut. Home to Disney World , Universal Studios and other family-friendly attractions, Orlando isn’t necessarily known for drawing an outsized proportion of business and deep-pocketed leisure flyers. In fact, the city’s airport is a hub for multiple low-cost carriers, including Fro

Plentywaka founder Onyeka Akumah on African startups and global expansion

27TechCrunch / 4h
Plentywaka wants to change the way Africans move. It’s starting with one of the busiest cities on the continent. The startup, a ride-share and bus-booking platform, is based in Lagos, the Nigerian city where 20 million people and 45% of the country’s skilled workforce live. The public transportation system strains under the weight of 14 million commuters who use it daily. Relying on the public bu

Amazon will pay full college tuition for some warehouse workers

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Engadget / 4h
Amazon is acting on its promise to improve its treatment of employees , but not necessarily in the way you'd expect. The online shopping giant has pledged to pay full college tuition for its operations (effectively, warehouse) workers in the US beginning in January. The company didn't reveal the full criteria required, but some staff are eligible if they've been with Amazon for just three months.

How to watch today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase

SlashGear / 4h
It’s been a long summer for PlayStation 5 owners. While other companies hosted press conferences and reveal events to make their biggest announcements over the summer, Sony sat quiet, skipping big shows like E3 and Gamescom presumably so it could make its announcements on its own time. After making us wait until nearly the beginning of fall, today we’re finally … Continue reading

PlayStation Showcase live blog: all the PS5 game announcements as they happen

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We're reporting live on Sony's PlayStation Showcase right now providing expert insight and commentary on the announcements.

Roku’s first original film continues NBC’s canceled series ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

21TechCrunch / 4h
Roku’s expansion into original content continues with news that the streaming platform and device maker will debut its first original feature-length film during the 2021 holiday season. In partnership with Lionsgate, Roku announced it will introduce a movie based on the Emmy-winning TV series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” which will air on its free streaming hub, The Roku Channel, later this y

How to Fix the Bug Keeping You From Sharing Apple Music to Instagram

Lifehacker / 4h
If you listen to a lot of music, you might like to share your tastes with all your friends by posting those tunes to your Instagram stories. Unfortunately, that method might appear closed off lately due to a bug—when you go to share a song from Apple Music, the Instagram option doesn’t show up. Luckily, there’s a… Read more...

2,064-piece Lego set recreates Super Mario 64 in miniature for $170

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21Ars Technica / 4h
The Super Mario 64 Lego set is a "? block" with four levels from the game hidden inside. [credit: Lego Group ] Nintendo and the Lego group have been on a collaborative tear for the last couple of years, with releases including the interactive " Adventures with Mario " series for kids and a $230 replica NES set aimed directly at nostalgic adults with disposable income. The team's latest creation i

Pokemon GO Inkay evolution in focus: Psychic Spectacular

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SlashGear / 4h
The Pokemon GO Psychic Spectacular is ready to roll and Inkay is the hero of the day. Beween the 8th of September and September 13, Pokemon GO will focus on Psychic Type Pokemon, including Timed Research (with Psychic rewards), Psychic-type Pokemon in raid battles, and Field Research with Woobat and Inkay encounters as rewards. Each day you’ll be able to … Continue reading

Ford builds leadership team of commercial vehicle unit ahead of E-Transit launch

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Ford has hired six senior-level executives to its newly minted commercial vehicles and services business unit as the automaker prepares to bring to market the E-Transit cargo van and the F-150 Lightning Pro pickup truck — two electric vehicles it’s betting will become commercial customers’ new workhorses. Ford pulled from within its ranks and outside the company to fill out the leadership team fo

Toxic Algae Has Sent Hundreds of Americans to the ER Since 2017, CDC Study Finds

Gizmodo / 4h
Toxic algae blooms have sent over 300 Americans to the emergency room in recent years, new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. Researchers reviewed ER visits related to algae bloom exposure across the country between 2017 and 2019, and they warn that doctors will need to be on the… Read more...

There's been another huge quantum computing breakthrough

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Researchers have laid the groundwork to create scalable quantum computers.

Facebook’s smart glasses aren’t as innovative as we hoped – yet

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Facebook’s smart glasses are sleek, with plenty of potential, even if the similarity to Snapchat Spectacles is hard to stomach.

What to expect from Apple's September 14 event

Mashable / 4h
It's new iPhone season once again, y'all. Get ready. On Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, Apple will broadcast a live virtual event showing off its latest flagship phones as well as at least one or two other big products, such as a possible AirPods update. As always, we kinda know what to expect, but we can never be certain until the dust clears and we've got all the news straight from the horse'

Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are just an overpriced influencer toy

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Mashable / 4h
Facebook's hardware efforts over the years have been, to put it bluntly, weak. Sure, the company's enjoying the recent runaway success of its unchallenged Oculus Quest 2 VR headset (from a brand it acquired for billions ), but there are still skeletons littered in its product past. Remember its mediocre Portal video calling device? Or how about that time it partnered with HTC for the disastrous F

Review: Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories make the case for smart glasses

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60TechCrunch / 4h
Facebook’s first pair of smart glasses doesn’t feel like much of a Facebook product. You won’t find the Facebook logo emblazoned on them or even its name in small print by the serial code. They aren’t Facebook Stories or Ray-Ban’s Facebook Stories or even Ray-Ban Stories in collaboration with Facebook. Unlike other Facebook-designed hardware like the Quest 2 or Portal, the Ray-Ban Stories feel mo

Ray-Ban Stories: Facebook reveals its video camera glasses

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68BBC News - Technology / 4h
Facebook and eyewear brand Ray-Ban have revealed a pair of glasses that contain two cameras.

Limited-time promo: Why now may be the time to join this money-saving airline club

400+The Points Guy / 4h
Frontier Airlines is a Denver-based, low-cost carrier that flies to over 100 destinations. In addition to offering low fares that go as low as about $19 per flight, Frontier offers more ways to save on travel through its Discount Den Fare Club. At $59.99 per year, members have exclusive access to exclusive deals, Frontier’s lowest fares and more. But — that price to join is going up in October. I

An Unbelievable Space Mystery Sets Up Sci-Fi Thriller Braking Day

Gizmodo / 4h
We love a space mystery —and Braking Day , from debut novelist Adam Oyebanji, sounds like an exceptionally juicy one. It begins as a man working on the generation ship where he’s spent his entire life sees something unbelievable: a woman floating in space without a helmet. How... and who ? io9 has an exclusive first look… Read more...

I wish Ray-Ban's Stories smart glasses were made by anyone but Facebook

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Engadget / 4h
I’ve spent much of the last week trying out Ray-ban Stories, the new smart glasses made by Facebook and Ray-Ban owner Luxottica, and I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about them. Here’s what I do know: I don’t hate them. I might actually kind of like them, and I suspect others will too. Yet there are many valid reasons why you’d want to avoid ceding yet another surface of your life — much le

Facebook's first smart glasses are the Ray-Ban Stories

Facebook Ray-Ban Glasses•
Engadget / 4h
Facebook's first foray into the world of smart glasses is here. Confusingly dubbed Ray-Ban Stories, they start at $299 and bring together much of the technology we've already seen in smart eyewear. They'll let you take first-person photos and videos on the go, like Snap's Spectacles. And, similar to Bose and Amazon's speaker-equipped glasses, you'll be able to listen to media, as well as take cal

How to change your Facebook password

Mashable / 4h
Have you realized that you have the same password for everything and want to fix that? Or maybe your Facebook account has been compromised. Or maybe another account of yours has been hacked! Regardless of your reasoning, if you need to get some tighter security on your accounts, changing your Facebook password is a great place to start. Changing your Facebook password is an easy process. The step

Princess Diana gets the Broadway treatment in trailer for Netflix's 'Diana: The Musical'

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Mashable / 4h
The life of the late Princess Diana is the subject of Diana , an upcoming Broadway musical that will also be streaming on Netflix. Directed by Christopher Ashley ( Come From Away ), Diana was meant to open on Broadway in March of 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the musical was forced to halt production. Diana 's trailer showcases Jeanna de Waal's performance in the title role as well

Upgrade your home gym with this stationary bike on sale

Mashable / 4h
Save $108.49: Grab the BARWING Foldable Exercise Stationary Bike for 40% off at just $161.49, down from $269.98, as of Sept. 9. Remember the beginning of the pandemic, when it suddenly seemed like everyone and their mother owned a Peloton? Though we do think the hype is earned , we also know that not everyone is looking to drop thousands on a stationary bike. The great news is that affordable alt

Mantis shrimp pack bullet-like punches. This teeny robot is almost as strong.

Mashable / 4h
A team of researchers at Harvard University built a robot that mimics the lightning fast movement of mantis shrimp. Their goal is to figure how such a tiny animal can generate such extremely high acceleration.

A Common Baking Ingredient Is The Secret to Crispy Chicken

How-To Geek / 4h
When you’re frying up some chicken, there’s a good chance you already use a flour mixture paired with a wet ingredient like eggs or buttermilk. But when it comes to roasting your chicken and getting the skin crispy, there’s another common baking item you should try. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Set Up Custom Email Domains on iCloud

How-To Geek / 4h
With the introduction of iCloud+ (plus), Apple also offers subscribers the ability to set up a custom email domain. If you’ve purchased or plan to purchase your own domain, you can manage email addresses using that domain through iCloud Mail. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook debuts its Ray-Ban Stories smart sunglasses

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100TechCrunch / 4h
Facebook announced its long-awaited foray into the smart glasses space Thursday morning, launching the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses in partnership with eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica. The svelte frames are some of the most low-profile yet available to consumers and will allow users to snap photos and videos with the two onboard 5 MP cameras, listen to music with in-frame speakers and take phone

Storz & Bickel new Mighty+ vape features faster heating, USB-C and UL certification

26TechCrunch / 4h
Image Credits: Storz & Bickel Storz & Bickel finally updated the Mighty vaporizer. The original hit the market in October 2014 and quickly became a fan favorite despite its unwieldy form factor and market-topping price. Users point to the quality of the vapor, airflow and its certification as a medical device as primary reasons for buying the vape. The new version is called the Mighty+ and featur

With $55M third fund, Scout Ventures is funding veterans ready to tackle the hardest technical challenges

TechCrunch / 4h
When it comes to people pushing the frontiers of science, few institutions can match the talent of the Department of Defense, the intelligence agencies and the U.S. national laboratory system. With ample budgets and flexible oversight under that aura of national security, ambitious scientists and engineers are working on everything from quantum computing to next-generation satellites. That wealth

'Football Manager 2022' will be on Game Pass for PC at launch

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Engadget / 4h
When Football Manager 2022 debuts on November 9th, it will be available through Xbox Game Pass on day one, Sega announced on Thursday . Both the Windows and Xbox Edition versions of the game will launch on the same day. The former will be available through Game Pass for PC while the latter is coming to Game Pass for consoles. However, if you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you get acces

Smart Glasses Made Google Look Dumb. Now Facebook Is Giving Them a Try.

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500+NYT > Technology / 4h
The company has teamed up with Ray-Ban to create glasses that can take photos, record video, answer phone calls and play podcasts.

Apple Watch sale slashes the smartwatch with prices starting at just $169.99

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We're rounding up today's best Apple Watch deals, including price cuts on the Apple Watch 6, SE, and the Apple Watch Series 3.

7 of the Best Ways to Detangle Your Child's Wild Mane

Lifehacker / 4h
Any parent with a child whose hair is moderately-to-aggressively tangly will know the struggle that smoothing out that follicular majesty entails. Even the sweetest child can turn into a stomping, hysterical demon hurling the meanest words they know when that brush touches their flowing tresses. It doesn’t have to be … Read more...

Facebook Ray-Ban Camera Glasses: Price, Details, Release Date

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100+Wired / 4h
The company has partnered with Ray-Ban to make a pair of video-capturing Wayfarers. They’re everything you hoped for and feared in smart glasses.

Which Routes Feature Lufthansa First Class?

One Mile at a Time / 4h
Lufthansa offers one of the best first class products across the Atlantic, and for that matter it’s one of the best first class products between the United States and Europe that’s bookable with miles. A lot has changed at Lufthansa due to the pandemic, so in this post I wanted to recap which planes feature first class, which routes they fly, what to expect from the experience, and how to redeem

Viral Flight Attendant Video Offers 3 Secret Tips For Scoring An Upgrade On Your Flight

View from the Wing / 4h
There’s a certain genre of travel article that gives advice on how to upgrade your flight, with advice that’s nearly always wrong or at least highly misleading. It usually begins with how you dress, but one Bloomberg piece took the art form to a new level telling you just to mention the words “revenue management” and airlines have to give you a business or first class seat. You’d be better off tr

Shared micromobility can help build communities residents deserve

TechCrunch / 4h
Samantha Herr Contributor Samantha Herr is the executive director of the North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association and has been working in the shared micromobility space since 2012. Destinie Hammond Contributor Destinie Hammond is the communications manager for the North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association and previously served as a community engagement manager for JUMP by Ube

Don't pass up this self-emptying robot vacuum and mop for less than $400

Mashable / 4h
Save $200: The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo N8+ Robot Vacuum and Mop with Self Empty is 33% off at Target as of Sept. 9, dropping the white model to $399.99. Regular robot vacuums are no longer the zenith of convenience. Now, people who want really hands-off cleaning need to pick a vacuum that empties its own dust bin. The extra-automated route is typically an extra expensive one. But this deal from Targe

Microsoft Delays Return to Office Indefinitely

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29NYT > Technology / 5h
The company pushed back its reopening, which had been slated for Oct. 4.

Breaking Down The Matrix Resurrections' Head Trip of a First Trailer

90Gizmodo / 5h
Now that The Matrix Revolutions ’ first trailer has been uploaded to the real-world internet that keeps our world humming, it’s time to break down Lana Wachowski’s vision for the next chapter of the Matrix franchise . Read more...

Why I checked out of my hotel after just 1 night — and how Airbnb saved the day

The Points Guy / 5h
I have fond childhood memories of visiting Club Med properties in the Caribbean with my family. So when the opportunity arose to review the brand’s only U.S. location — Club Med Sandpiper Bay , just 30 minutes from my house — I jumped at the chance. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a relaxing, three-night getaway over Labor Day with my wife and 6-year-old daughter went totally awry. Thankfu

Latest Xbox Free Play Days weekend has a little something for everyone

SlashGear / 5h
The weekend is nearly here, and as it does every once in a while, Microsoft has kicked off another Free Play Days promotion. As always, three games have gone entirely free-to-play for the duration of the weekend, with discounts available for those who decide to buy once the free weekend is up. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to … Continue reading

RICOH GR IIIx emboldens high-end compact camera with 40mm equivalent lens

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SlashGear / 5h
The RICOH GR IIIx is the newest compact high-end camera from the company, made to ramp-up the powers of the already successful RICOH GR III. This camera works with a larger APS-C-size CMOS image sensor inside with a brand new GR ENGINE 6 imaging engine and approximately 24.24 effective megapixels with a max sensitivity of ISO 102400. The RICOH GR … Continue reading

Firefox 92 could be the most secure browser yet

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Latest Firefox release continues to enhance security of users worldwide.

Here's What It's Like to Work Out in Virtual Reality

Lifehacker / 5h
After some experimentation with fitness in virtual reality, I ultimately came to the conclusion that it’s good at certain things and not others. In this video, you can watch me slashing and punching imaginary things while I figure it all out. Read more...

Matrix: Resurrections trailer is sheer perfection, both fresh and familiar

Ars Technica / 5h
Back in the Matrix? Thomas (Keanu Reeves), aka Neo, has been having dreams that don't feel like dreams. [credit: YouTube/Warner Bros. ] Those attending last month's CinemaCon in Las Vegas were treated to a sneak preview of the first trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections , the fourth installment in the hugely influential franchise that launched with the premiere of The Matrix in 1999. But the trai

Shure's second-gen true wireless earbuds cover more of the basics

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Engadget / 5h
Shure is ready to take another pass at true wireless earbuds, and this one might be worth a look if the first version didn't live up to your expectations. The company has introduced an Aonic 215 Gen 2 that boasts the same sound profile and (still unusual) choice between wired and wireless listening, but also tackles some glaring omissions. For one, they're IPX4 sweat- and water-resistant — you ca

How The Benefits On The IHG Premier Card Work

68One Mile at a Time / 5h
Chase and IHG have a co-brand card portfolio — there’s the IHG ® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ), which is the premium co-brand card, and then there’s the more basic card, which is the IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card ( review ). The IHG Premier Card offers some fantastic perks that should more than justify the annual fee for frequent travelers, even if you’re not an IHG loyalis

iRobot’s poop problem

21TechCrunch / 5h
I’m all for encouraging more young people to enter STEM, to explore engineering and perhaps ultimately pursue a career in robotics. It’s a field whose importance will only grow with time, as more of the world looks toward automated solutions. And it probably goes without saying that one of the most effective ways to bolster a workforce from automated job loss is ensuring that more people entering

Millions of Microsoft servers are running on vulnerable legacy software

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Unmaintained versions of IIS power over two million genuine web servers, claim security researchers.

Eliminate clutter and extra wires with this USB-C Apple Watch charger that fits in your palm

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Power up with the OMNIA A1 Apple Watch Magnetic Wireless Charger for just $39.99 as of Sept. 9 — that's an 18% savings. The only time adding a new charger to your life is a good thing is if it can also help you cut down on clutter. There's nothing worse than looking around your clean apartment or bedroom and having your eye drawn immediately to a mess of wires congregating in the corner. W

Magnets can make prosthetic limbs more versatile and easier to control

Mashable / 5h
Researchers at MIT are using magnets to improve the control of prosthetic limbs. Magnetic beads are inserted into muscle tissue that track their movements. That information is then relayed to the prosthetic limb of the user, providing them with better control.

Save 40% on teeth whitening kits with Crest's best deal of the year

Mashable / 5h
Save 40%: Use code Y2K to save 40% on Crest 3D Whitestrips LED whitening kits through Sept. 20. When I was younger, I used to beg my mom to let me use some of her Crest whitening strips on my teeth. I was in elementary and middle school, so I definitely should not have been whitening my teeth — and she wisely did not let me. But I always thought the whitening strips were so cool, and I wanted to

FuboTV streaming app lands on Vizio SmartCast

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Engadget / 5h
Streaming app FuboTV is now available on Vizio SmartCast smart TVs. The service offers tens of thousands of sports events each year, as well as news and entertainment options, through more than 100 channels and on demand. Subscribers can set up profiles, through which up to six users can have their own cloud DVR recordings and personalized recommendations. There are options to easily record an en

Your TV Remote Will Soon Control Your Xbox, Too

How-To Geek / 5h
Microsoft is constantly testing new features for Xbox through its Insider Program, and the company has just added new HDMI-CEC features that make it so you can control your Xbox Series S|X consoles with a TV remote. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Matrix 4 trailer breakdown: 11 things we noticed in the Resurrections teaser

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Here are 11 things we've noticed from The Matrix Resurrections trailer.

Scientists Discover Oldest Cavities Ever in Mammals

Gizmodo / 5h
New fossil evidence suggests mammals have been suffering from cavities for a very, very long time, and we can blame it on our timeless love of sugary foods. Read more...

Why the Amex Blue Cash Preferred might be the best cash-back card right now

The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the latest information. Whether a big trip is on your radar or not, now may be a great time to save for your next getaway … or perhaps earn some cash back to use however you wish. One way to do that is to collect points and miles to prepare for the journey ahead . But there is also the simplicity and appeal of cash back, too. If you prefer to be rew

LinkedIn doubles down on development with new learning hub, free courses and new search fields for hybrid working

24TechCrunch / 5h
The wider world of employment has seen a huge shift in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking for a job, finding someone to fill a role or simply developing professionally are just not the same as they used to be for many of us. So it’s no surprise to see companies that have built business models catering to these areas changing, too: today, LinkedIn , Microsoft’s social networking platform f

Wisetack closes on $45M to bring ‘buy now, pay later’ to in-person services

32TechCrunch / 5h
Buy now, pay later is growing globally — with various companies expanding to, and in, different parts of the world, such as Africa, Latin America and Asia. Here in the U.S., Affirm and Klarna are big players, and Square recently announced plans to acquire Afterpay , which also is eyeing growth here. Traditional buy now, pay later (BNPL) gives consumers the opportunity to pay in installments at th

The Most Helpful Google Search Modifiers Everyone Should Be Using

23Lifehacker / 5h
You likely use Google multiple times a day, from searching for restaurants nearby, to looking up answers to everyday questions. And usually, Google is pretty good at giving you what you want, even if you didn’t type in the right phrase. But when it comes to using Google for research purposes, especially for work,… Read more...

curiouscatalog : Creative writing prompt: write a story about what led up to this scene From: Miscellanea curiosa. Lond...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
curiouscatalog : Creative writing prompt: write a story about what led up to this scene From: Miscellanea curiosa. London : Printed by W.B. for James and John Knapton, 1723 AC7 .H32 1723 v. 2

How to Use Custom Bullets for Lists in Google Docs

How-To Geek / 5h
When you create a list of items where the order doesn’t matter, you can use a bullet list. Depending on the type of document you’re creating in Google Docs, you can veer away from the boring dots with something unique. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Does Lemon Keep Spiders Away?

How-To Geek / 5h
Even if you don’t have a fear of spiders, you probably don’t want them hanging out in your bathroom. Adding lemon to your home is an oft-cited solution, but does it work? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

10 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Fall Drinks That Aren't Apple Cider

How-To Geek / 5h
Fall rolls in some of the best flavors of the year: pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, caramel, and more. Non-alcoholic drinks featuring these flavors are always good to have on hand, whether you debut them at a kid-friendly part of a family get-together. Be sure to try these fall drinks this season. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Need a pet camera that doesn't just cater to dogs? This one is on sale.

Mashable / 5h
SAVE $20: As of Sept. 9, the Petcube Play 2 is 10% off at Amazon for a limited time, bringing the price down to $179. A lot of pet cameras are designed specifically for dogs. Take one look at their ads and product photos and chances are you'll see canine companions front and center. Don't get us wrong, we love dogs, but there's another furry friend that deserves some attention in the pet camera b

Stephen King's novel 'Billy Summers' has an Easter egg for fans of 'The Shining'

Mashable / 5h
Warning: Contains mild spoilers for Stephen King's novel, Billy Summers . The Overlook Hotel may be gone, but its monstrous legacy lives on. The evil building that facilitated Jack Torrance's infamous axe wielding burned down at the conclusion of Stephen King's 1977 novel The Shining, only to get another mention (this time as an absence rather than a presence) in the 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep . An

Solana: What you need to know about the skyrocketing cryptocurrency

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Mashable / 5h
Solana, a cryptocurrency that launched to relatively little fanfare in April 2020, has recently been on a tear. Its price rose from roughly $1.50 in January 2021 to more than $208 at writing time, making it the sixth largest cryptocurrency in the world with a market cap of $61 billion. So what is Solana? And is its outstanding rise in price warranted? Read on. What is Solana? Solana is a blockcha

Every Marvel movie villain, ranked

Mashable / 5h
Once upon a time, Marvel had a villain problem, but those days may be far behind us. To be fair, there are still a lot of duds in the growing history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but recent additions like Vulture, Wenwu, and the Mad Titan Thanos himself are almost enough to make us forget the dark days of Justin Hammer. Almost. We've put together a comprehensive ranking of all the MCU's majo

Next-gen GPUs could launch October 2022 – from both AMD and Nvidia

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Could AMD and Nvidia be poised for a mighty GPU clash with both Lovelace and RDNA 3 launches next October?

Here's £300 off a Razer Blade gaming laptop with RTX 3060

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The latest Razer Blade gaming laptop deal at Ebuyer comes with a RTX 3060 graphics card for under £1300.

Yandex says it's facing the biggest DDoS attack in history

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Yandex hasn’t yet quantified the scale of the campaign, even as it maintains that the attack hasn’t disrupted its services.

Automattic buys Social Image Generator plugin for WordPress revamp

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Social Image Generator is now part of the Automattic team as plugin begins integration process with Jetpack.

Smoke Alarms Go Off, Fire Reported in Russian Segment of Space Station

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500+Futurism / 5h
Both the fire and smoke alarms were triggered early Thursday morning on board the Russian Zvezda module of the International Space Station, according to a report by Russian state-owned news agency RIA . The crew reportedly noticed smoke and the smell of burnt plastic — a terrifying prospect for anybody trapped inside a tiny outpost in the vastness of space. It’s especially worrying considering th

Dispo launches a test to gauge user interest in selling their photos as NFTs

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33TechCrunch / 6h
Dispo , the photo-sharing app that emulates disposable cameras, started rolling out a test yesterday that will record user interest in selling photos as NFTs . Some users will now see a sell button on their photos, and when they tap it, they can sign up to be notified when the ability to sell Dispo photos launches. CEO and co-founder Daniel Liss told TechCrunch that Dispo is still deciding how it

New Xbox Controller Update Aims to Make Switching Between Devices More Seamless

Gizmodo / 6h
Microsoft announced in a blog post that it’s testing out new firmware for Xbox controllers in order to ensure that the accessories people already have in their collections have cross-device connectivity akin to what the Series X|S controllers currently offer. Read more...

Amazon Fire TV Omni and 4-Series revealed, starting at $370

SlashGear / 6h
Amazon started making their own smart TV sets and announced the lot for the first time this week. The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series will be released with Fire TV smart TV access, Alexa, far-field voice controls, and a variety of display sizes. There’ll be Fire TV Omni Series sets in 43, 50, 55, 65, and 75-inch models, all with … Continue reading

How to Check If Your State Owes You Unclaimed Money

Lifehacker / 6h
You should never leave money on the table that’s rightfully yours, but in the case of unclaimed property—funds or assets owed to you by companies or financial institutions—you may not even know what you’re missing. Read more...

Is The Southwest Premier Business Card Worth It?

One Mile at a Time / 6h
Chase and Southwest Airlines have two business credit cards — the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card ( review ). In this post I wanted to take a closer look at the Premier Card, which is the more basic of the two business cards. Note that these are in addition to the three Southwest Airlines personal credit cards

Amazon Is Now Making Its Own Televisions Running Fire TV

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How-To Geek / 6h
Amazon already has one of the most popular television operating systems, and now the company is looking to bring that OS to its own TVs. The company has announced that it’s releasing its Amazon-built TVs with some pretty solid features. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How are camera sensors still improving?

Engadget / 6h
Cameras keep getting better, but it sometimes feels like the pace of improvement has slowed. You can look at photos from the original Canon 5D, released in 2005, and they look pretty good! In some tests of performance, sensors seem to have barely changed in the past decade. However, there have been big advancements in noise reduction, dynamic range and how fast sensors can be read, which have not

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max revealed with WiFi 6, price to match

SlashGear / 6h
Amazon got today started with a bang, announcing a new 4K Fire TV Stick. This new streaming device is officially called the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, and as the name suggests, it’s an upgrade to the existing Fire TV Stick 4K. Amazon says that the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is “40% more powerful than its predecessor,” and while … Continue reading

Disney's New Haunted Mansion Movie May Have Found a Star

25Gizmodo / 6h
Michael Myers strikes in another new glimpse from Halloween Kills . The Muppets date their own Haunted Mansion ride . Get a look at what’s coming on Titans , and Riverdale ...wait I’m sorry there’s a Queen of Bees now? To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Google shares first teaser video for Pixel 6

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Mashable / 6h
Google is once again hyping the launch of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Pixel 6. On Thursday, the company released a promo video for the Google Pixel 6, which is the first time we've seen the phone being used in real-life situations, instead of just renders. The video focuses on the phone's ability to learn from usage and adapt to your specific needs. The phone is shown fairly prominently

50 Cent Base Fares To Europe, Fly From Most Cities In U.S. Starting At $240 Roundtrip

View from the Wing / 6h
oneworld joint venture airlines American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair have a sale across the Pond. Right now you can book from much of the U.S. to much of Europe starting at $240 roundtrip, as flagged by airfare deals site and service Continue reading ...

Vodafone unleashes UK’s cheapest fibre broadband deals – now from just £19.50/pm

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Vodafone's fibre broadband deals are the best around right now with value in all the key areas.

Microsoft fixes major Azure security flaw

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Microsoft’s failure to patch a known vulnerability could have enabled malicious users to access data in other Azure containers.

Vivo's new top-spec Android phone is here - but you might as well ignore it

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The new flagship range from Vivo has three impressive-looking phones, but they're not coming to Europe or the US.

How to Turn Your iPhone Into a Free High-Res Webcam

Lifehacker / 6h
Apple makes a mean iPhone camera, but when it comes to their Macs, it’s a whole different story. Sure, they’re getting better, with the M1 Macs having the best of the bunch, but there are a lot of Macs out there with subpar webcams. If you use an external display for your MacBook, you might not even have a good webcam… Read more...

The Marvel Unlimited comics app just got a major overhaul

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Engadget / 6h
Marvel is rolling out a brand new version of its Marvel Unlimited comics subscription app. Among the updates are exclusive Infinity Comics, which are high-res vertical comics designed for phones and tablets. At the outset, 27 Infinity Comics are available , and you should have access to more than 100 by the end of the year. The comics include series such as X-Men Unlimited, Captain America, Black

Sony debuts a more affordable HDMI 2.1 Atmos soundbar

Engadget / 6h
Sony debuted its latest flagship Dolby Atmos soundbar in July. The HT-A7000 is also the first of the company's soundbars to support 360 Reality Audio . The device is premium in every way, from connectivity options that include both 8K and 4K/120fps passthrough right down to the $1,300 price tag. If you don't want to spend that much, but still crave the same features, Sony announced another home t

Sony's Cheaper Dolby Atmos Soundbar Is Made for Small Spaces

Gizmodo / 6h
Hot off the heels of the incredibly beefy HT-A7000 , Sony’s back with yet another Dolby Atmos soundbar. And while the specs on these two speakers are pretty similar, the Sony AT-5000 is meant for smaller rooms and spaces. Oh, and it’s $400 cheaper. Read more...

Quicken, one of the ‘first fintechs,’ is being sold again

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34TechCrunch / 6h
Five and a half years after being acquired by a private equity firm, personal finance software company Quicken is announcing that it is being acquired by another private equity firm. In April 2016, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital acquired Quicken from Intuit Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Today, Menlo Park, California-based Quicken is announcing that Aquiline Capital Partners will be acquiring a

Varo Bank raises massive $510M Series E at a $2.5B valuation as it eyes the public markets

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33TechCrunch / 6h
Varo Bank , which last year became the first U.S. neobank to be granted a national bank charter, announced this morning it has raised a staggering $510 million in a Series E funding round at a $2.5 billion valuation. The massive “oversubscribed” financing comes nearly seven months after the fintech startup raised $63 million in a round led by NBA star Russell Westbrook, who also joined the startu

Amazon launches its first self-branded smart TVs and a new 4K Fire TV Stick

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23Ars Technica / 6h
Amazon's new Omni Series 4K Fire TV set. [credit: Amazon ] Amazon on Thursday announced its first self-branded smart TVs and a new 4K streaming media player called the Fire TV Stick 4K Max . The tech giant has previously partnered with Best Buy to sell various Toshiba and Insignia TVs that run Amazon’s Fire TV operating system. It has also launched TVs in India under its AmazonBasics brand. Today

The Best Streaming Services of 2021 for TV Series and Movies

How-To Geek / 6h
The recent proliferation of streaming services can feel overwhelming, with each touting its exclusive offerings and superior value. But different outlets serve different viewing habits. Our top picks will help you choose which service is worth the monthly subscription fee. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Food Hack Turns Pasta into "Churro" Chips

How-To Geek / 6h
TikTok has no shortage of viral recipes. What’s rare, however, is for those recipes to evolve and take on new, delicious life. That’s what has happened with the latest craze that turns pasta into “churro” chips. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Sony HT-A5000 soundbar goes vertical for true surround sound

SlashGear / 6h
It’s difficult to break away from the masses when it comes to soundbars here in 2021. Over the past half-decade, so many soundbars have been sold and made into Black Friday/super sale fodder that making a device that stands out from the crowd must be a monumental task in and of itself. Sony seeks to do so with the Sony … Continue reading

Three's EU roaming charges mark end of an era

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Inclusive roaming was a pillar of Three's challenger identity and changed the market. Now it's gone.

This electric car battery recharges in 10 minutes - so why isn't it in today's EVs?

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An Israeli company has developed an ultra fast-charging battery for EVs.

Facebook's Ray-Ban Glasses Leaked and They Look Awfully Familiar

27Gizmodo / 6h
After years of murmurs, Facebook was all set to formally announce its first pair of “smart” sunglasses today. Ray-Ban, Facebook’s partner on this project, even put up a splashy site teasing the announcement two days ago. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even posted video clips supposedly taken with the device. And then… Read more...

Take a look at the new Super Mario 64 Lego set with these close-up shots

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Get a closer look at the new Mario 64 Lego set with these close-up images of the dioramas recreating levels from the game.

Microsoft Teams might finally be making group calls less awkward

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Together Mode in Microsoft Teams is getting a welcome upgrade.

Be Your Own Bank With This Next Generation Crypto Wallet

Futurism / 6h
Many people believe that cryptocurrency has the potential to be a great equalizer in the global economy. However, when it comes to protecting your cryptocurrency, not all storage methods are created equal. That’s why more and more crypto investors are opting for a handheld, mobile device, also known as a crypto wallet, to keep their crypto secure and accessible 24/7. And the Keevo Model 1 is the

How to Delete Social Media Followers Without Having to Block Them

43Lifehacker / 7h
Unless your social media accounts are locked down with the highest levels of privacy settings, you probably have some followers you wish couldn’t see every one of your posts and tweets. You may not want to block that random family member altogether, but it’d be better if it weren’t so easy for them to keep up with… Read more...

I worked for an airline on 9/11; Here’s what it was like on that terrible day

84The Points Guy / 7h
It was a beautiful morning in Phoenix on Sept. 11, 2001. I was three months into my job as the director of communications and community relations at Mesa Air Group, a regional airline that, at the time, flew as America West Express and US Airways Express. I had fallen asleep during the Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants (Denver won), so when I woke up th

Tinder adds a new home for interactive, social features with launch of Tinder Explore

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46TechCrunch / 7h
Tinder is redesigning its app to put a larger emphasis on its social, interactive features with the launch of “Explore,” a new section that will feature events, like the return of the popular “Swipe Night” series , as well as ways to discover matches by interests and dive into quick chats before a match is made. Combined, the changes help to push Tinder further away from its roots as a quick matc

Wearables go invisible with the launch of Whoop 4.0

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Favoured by sports pros, Whoop launches a major upgrade to its fitness tracker, and a new range of smart clothing.

Scott’s Patron eRide will power trail riders for up to 100km

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Looking for an e-bike that's capable of more than just a ride to the shops? Want to get out in the wilds of the countryside? Then this sweet new ride may be just what you're looking for.

UCT and Sasol working towards CO2 hydrogenation technology in SA

Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The best gaming laptops you can buy, plus how to pick one

65Engadget / 7h
For a few years now, gaming laptops have been some of the most intriguing PCs around. They’ve gotten thinner and lighter, naturally — but they’ve also become vastly more powerful and efficient, making them suitable for both work and play. They’ve adopted some bold innovations, like rotating hinges and near desktop-like customizability. Gaming laptops are where PC makers can get adventurous. If yo acquires UK-based Property Partner ahead of SPAC close

33TechCrunch / 7h
Online mortgage company has acquired U.K.-based startup Property Partner as it seeks to expand into new markets and offer new product lines. The deal could give Better a way to augment its lending business with the potential to enable fractional ownership of properties in the U.S. and other markets. Better plans to go public later this year through its planned merger with a special pur

Anatomy of a SPAC: Inside’s ambitious plans

TechCrunch / 7h
When executives at online mortgage company decided to take their company public earlier this year, they elected not to go the traditional IPO route or direct listing. Instead, Better will hit the public markets by merging with blank-check company Aurora Acquisition Corp in a SPAC deal that values it at $7.7 billion . While the stock performance of post-merger SPAC companies has been sh

DotCom Therapy raises $13M to provide therapy for kids, in and out of school

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23TechCrunch / 7h
DotCom Therapy, a pediatric teletherapy company, just closed a $13 million Series A round. It’s far from the only teletherapy company looking to capitalize on a boom in venture capital investment in mental health startups , but it’s operating in a hyper-specific sphere: therapy for kids. DotCom Therapy was originally co-founded in 2015 by Rachel Mack Robinson, who, at the time, was a practicing p

Affinity, a relationship intelligence company, raises $80M to help close deals

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31TechCrunch / 7h
Relationships ultimately close deals, but long-term relationships come with a lot of baggage, i.e. email interactions, documents and meetings. Affinity wants to take what Ray Zhou, co-founder and CEO, refers to as “data exhaust,” all of those daily interactions and communications, and apply machine learning analysis and provide insights on who in the organization has the best chance of getting th

Twitter users in Turkey can now emoji-react to tweets

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27TechCrunch / 7h
Starting today, Twitter is testing Tweet Reactions in Turkey for a limited time. Users in the region will be able to react to tweets using , , and , in addition to . But if you can’t remember the chaos that ensued when the heart react replaced the favorite star in 2015… brace yourself . Last year, Twitter added emoji reactions to DMs , but this isn’t the same set of emojis. This announcement come

Breakout ‘CRISPR platform’ company Mammoth Biosciences is officially a unicorn

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93TechCrunch / 7h
The CRISPR-based biotech startup Mammoth Biosciences is officially a unicorn, the company says. The billion-dollar valuation comes on the back of a $150 million Series D round led by Redmile Group, with participation from Foresite Capital, Senator Investment Group, Sixth Street, Greenspring Associates, Mayfield, Decheng Capital, Plum Alley and NFX. Combined with a late 2020 Series C round of $45

Amazon is releasing its own TVs with Alexa built in

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30TechCrunch / 7h
This has felt like an inevitability at least since Amazon teamed with South Carolina-based Element Electronics to bring the world a 43-inch Amazon Fire TV Edition back in 2017. The company has also teamed with several third-party TV makers to build its popular voice assistant into sets, but today Amazon is taking things to the next level with the arrival of two new smart TVs, the Fire TV Omni Ser

Allianz backs AV8 Ventures’ second fund focused on AI technologies

TechCrunch / 7h
AV8 Ventures unveiled its AV8 Ventures II fund with $180 million from Allianz Group, an insurance and asset management giant, aimed at supporting entrepreneurs developing artificial intelligence-driven technologies in the areas of health, mobility, enterprise and deep tech. Since the Palo Alto venture firm’s launch in 2018, it has invested in 20 seed-stage companies, with another four in the pipe

Solar-powered aircraft developer Skydweller Aero adds $8M to Series A, partners with Palantir

24TechCrunch / 7h
Airplanes and drones today, regardless of size or fuel type, all face the same limitation: eventually they have to land. Skydweller Aero, the U.S.-Spanish aerospace startup, wants to break free from that constraint by developing an autonomous solar-powered aircraft it says will eventually be capable of perpetual flight. Their pitch, which helped the company raise $32 million in a Series A, has le

Edtech leans into the creator economy with cohort-based classes

37TechCrunch / 7h
Revitalized by the pandemic, entrepreneurs are on the hunt to refresh some of education’s most traditional tenets, from flashcards to tutors to after-school programs. And those aren’t just bets: They’re unicorn-valued businesses looking to capitalize on consumers’ newfound digital adoption. The edtech sector’s boom is rivaled by that of the creator economy, which promises to help creators monetiz

Big Oil’s ‘Wokewashing’ Is the New Climate Science Denialism

56Gizmodo / 7h
ExxonMobil has been touting its commitment to “ reducing carbon emissions with innovative energy solutions.” Chevron would like to remind you it is keeping the lights on during this dark time. BP is going #NetZero , but is also very proud of the “digital innovations” on its new, enormous oil drilling platform in the… Read more...

Neo returns in 'The Matrix Resurrections' trailer

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Engadget / 7h
You no longer have to settle for watching tiny, random clips of the next Matrix movie. Warner Bros. has finally shared the first trailer for The Matrix Resurrections , the long-anticipated fourth movie in the sci-fi action series. As you'd expect, the preview marks the return of Keanu Reeves as Neo, who initially appears unaware of who he really is — he's even taking blue pills and visiting a the

Twitter tests Facebook-like tweet reactions, and this is my surprised face

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Mashable / 7h
Twitter is trying out Facebook's look for size. On Thursday, Twitter announced the start of a limited test of emoji tweet reactions. Much like Facebook's , officially launched in 2016 , the new feature grants users the ability to respond to tweets with a selection of at least five predetermined emoji in addition to the standard reply and quote tweet options. The test, which is for now running onl

Amazon is officially making its own smart TVs

Amazon Fire Alexa Omni•
21Mashable / 7h
Amazon is selling its own smart TVs. On Thursday, the tech giant revealed its first lineup of Amazon-built TVs: the Omni Series and the 4-Series. Both models feature 4K resolution and Amazon's Fire TV operating system. Before now, Amazon licensed its Fire TV software to third-party manufacturers like Toshiba and Insignia, but didn't make its own TVs. The Omni Series lets users start shows, switch

The Matrix Resurrections trailer teases the sequel we always wanted

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Matrix Resurrections' first trailer has landed online – and it looks like a sequel befitting of the original movie.

Amazon’s Luna game-streaming service adds $3-for-family tier, Prime-linked tease

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Ars Technica / 7h
The official Luna Controller from Amazon. It's not required to access any of this week's new developments, but it directly connects to your router for the sake of quicker cloud-gaming response times. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] It has been a while since we've heard anything major from Luna, Amazon's game-streaming service that largely resembles Google Stadia , Xbox Game Streaming , and other cloud-based

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro ready to hit Windows 11 upgrade for business

SlashGear / 7h
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Samsung Galaxy Book will be released as the company’s big return to the PC market for businesses. These laptops are the latest in Samsung’s “Galaxy mobile computing device” collection made for mobility and flexibility for “today’s rapidly changing work environments.” Both devices are made to support Windows 10 Pro and will be compatible with … Continue reading

Nintendo and LEGO team up for a foldout 'Super Mario 64' block set

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Engadget / 7h
After teasing it yesterday, Lego and Nintendo have unveiled the Lego Super Mario 64 block set, complete with microscale levels including Peach's Castle along with several microfigures, Lego announced. The companies describe it as a "unique way for fans to rediscover the magic of Super Mario 64." Along with Peach's Castle, the 2,064-piece set includes Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool, Cool Mountain and L

Lego Reveals a Buildable Super Mario Block That's Full of Nintendo 64 Levels Instead of Power-Ups

Nintendo Lego Mario 64•
100+Gizmodo / 7h
After releasing a questionable teaser on Twitter yesterday morning, today Lego has revealed the latest fruits of its Nintendo collaboration with a giant yellow question block that opens and folds out to reveal micro-scale recreations of four levels from the N64 classic and Mario’s first 3D outing, S uper Mario 64 . Read more...

The Easiest Way to Keep Track of Your Favorite Instant Pot Cook Times

23Lifehacker / 7h
If you have an Instant Pot—or a “One Pot,” as my stepmom likes to call it—you have probably noticed that the internet is plastered with Instant Pot graphics and cheatsheets. These tabulations of times and water ratios come in laminated sheets, magnets, and simple printouts, but they often conflict with each other, and… Read more...

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is getting an upgrade – just in time for Black Friday

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Amazon’s souping up the Fire TV Stick 4K to be a better gaming device by adding an improved processor and 2GB of RAM.

Amazon is making its own TVs – and they’re surprisingly affordable

Amazon Fire Alexa Omni•
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Amazon's first-ever TVs come with Fire TV and Alexa built-in - and they can use Echos as surround sound speakers.

Save $150 on Sennheiser’s noise-canceling headphones with this epic Amazon deal

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Grab the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless for their lowest price yet with this excellent noise-canceling headphones deal.

This Dell XPS 17 laptop has fallen to a record low price at Amazon

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Save $300 on this Dell XPS 17 laptop, which has fallen to a record low price at Amazon.

The New Matrix Trailer Reclaims the Red Pill Narrative

400+Wired / 7h
It also looks awesome AF.

Microsoft Says Windows 11 Could Make Your PC Faster

42How-To Geek / 7h
Microsoft has spent a lot of time talking about the new features offered by Windows 11, but the company hasn’t put forth as much effort hyping up the performance provided by the OS. That is, until now, as the firm says that Windows 11 could make your PC faster. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon Makes TVs Now

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Gizmodo / 7h
Amazon debuted an all-new line of Fire TV devices on Thursday, a lineup which now includes the company’s first-ever branded TVs in the U.S. Read more...

For Polestar, the twos are anything but terrible

2022 Polestar 2 SM•
Engadget / 7h
Sky’s too big in New Mexico. I’m a dozen miles outside of Santa Fe, heading West on the 502 towards Los Alamos in a borrowed 2022 Polestar 2 that won’t quit begging my right foot to gain a few pounds. Damned if I can’t stop staring at the horizon. In a futile effort to overtake me, stacks of clouds race across an azure backdrop spanning the Earth’s curvature. “It’s just so big,” my mind protests

Amazon's big Fire TV refresh includes the launch of its own 'Omni' series

Engadget / 7h
Amazon’s customary early-September refresh of its home entertainment products comes with a big, if not that unexpected, surprise. As part of a whole fleet of new Fire TV devices, the mega-retailer has announced the first launch, at least in the US , of its own Amazon-branded TVs. First up, the Fire TV Omni series is a lineup of 4K screens in 43-, 50-, 55-, 65- and 75-inch sizes. The smaller trio

Twitter tests four new emoji Tweet reactions alongside 'Like'

Twitter Facebook Turkey•
Engadget / 7h
Other than some developer tests , Twitter has only ever offered you one way to react to tweets: the classic heart "Like" emoji and prior to 2015 , the "Favorite" star button. Now, the social media network might be finally expanding that range as it's testing a new feature called "Reactions" with additional emoji over the coming days. In Turkey only for a limited time, the company is testing four

Luna's Couch feature enables co-op play even if your friends aren't subscribers

Amazon Luna Fire Today•
Engadget / 7h
With Luna’s one-year anniversary quickly approaching , Amazon is expanding the places where you can access the platform. Starting today, the cloud gaming service is available on Fire tablets and Chromebooks . With the expansion, Amazon is also introducing new hardware bundles you can buy to get access to the service without an invitation from the company. One option is to spend $99 to buy a Fire

2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor First Drive: Lower EV price, bigger appeal

2022 Polestar 2 Volvo•
SlashGear / 7h
When the Polestar 2 launched last year, the biggest criticism we could level at the Tesla Model 3 rival was that it was a little too expensive. Now, the 2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor is coming to address that fact. Dropping the second motor and making some of the niceties optional helps trim a healthy $14k from the sticker price, … Continue reading

What’s New in Linux Kernel 5.14

How-To Geek / 7h
As Linux turns 30 years old, kernel 5.14 has been released. It contains the usual broad offering of internal below-the-hood fixes and user-visible changes. Let’s take a look at the major improvements and benefits. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Get access to the most valuable airline miles: Review of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card

90The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card overview The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card is one of the best cards to earn Alaska miles. Even if you don’t live on the West Coast, Alaska Airlines miles are exceptionally valuable since you can use them to book flights on Oneworld partner airlines, including Cathay Pacific, Japan Ai

Mysterious repeating radio signal discovered in the center of the Milky Way

SlashGear / 7h
Astronomers have discovered something in the center of the Milky Way galaxy that has left them baffled. The team has detected a repeating radio signal near the center of our galaxy that they say is unlike any radio signal seen before. Researchers are sure the radio signal isn’t a fast radio burst, a pulsar, or a low-mass star. While they … Continue reading

NASA is going to slam a spacecraft into an asteroid. Things might get chaotic.

53MIT Technology Review / 7h
The dinosaurs didn’t have a space program, so when an asteroid headed toward Earth with their name on it 65 million years ago, they had no warning and no way to defend themselves. We know how that turned out. Humans are, understandably, keen to avoid the same fate. Later this year, NASA will launch a mission to practice how we might deflect a future Earthbound asteroid. The Double Asteroid Redire

The story of one 777: From innovative jet to bargain-basement deal

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The Points Guy / 7h
I read with interest a Sept. 5 story in Simple Flying on the sale of a Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER for only $9 million to IAGCAS 777 LLC as part of the India-based carrier’s ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. The jet, which was seized by creditors in April 2019, was sold by administrators in the Netherlands to pay creditors. A Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Int

The challenge of finding new tools to fight prostate cancer

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Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) In the US, September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This feature highlights why catching prostate cancer early can be critical, and what researchers are doing to improve the odds of controlling the disease once it's found. Prostate cancer is a paradox. It has one of the highest early-stage survival rates of any cancer, yet it’s the seco

Titanfall 2 allegedly hacked via “simple exploit”

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Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Knifin' around. Cutcutcutcutcutcutcutcut. Popular first-person shooter Titanfall 2 is rumored to have a severe security vulnerability that has been exploited. Reports of the game being hacked started circulating on Twitter after Titanfall 2 community members, including Leon Benkovic , were seen urging players to uninstall the game: Several members of the Titanfall 2 community incl. @Dir

What to Expect From Apple's iPhone 13 Event (Hint: iPhones)

Gizmodo / 8h
Product launch season is here, and that means it’s about time to gear up for Apple’s annual September event. Like last year, ongoing production issues and supply chain woes probably mean we’re going to see multiple launch events this fall. That said, we’re pretty sure next week’s event will center around the iPhone 13. Read more...

Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept previews incoming electric SUV

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SlashGear / 8h
The Cupra Tavascan Extreme E Concept is more than just the Spanish automaker’s next-generation electric off-road racer. It also previews what to expect from the roadgoing version of Cupra’s incoming Tavascan electric SUV, the second all-electric vehicle from Cupra after the Cupra Born announced in 2020. Cupra’s newest electric off-road racing SUV is a derivative of the brand’s current Extreme … C

Lebara is offering a 2GB of data SIM plan for less than £1 a month

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Lebara is offering an unbelievably cheap SIM only deal right now at just 99p a month.

Robot vacuum cleaner trained to dodge pet faeces

100+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Owners have previously documented robots mindlessly spreading excrement as they "clean".

One-day Anker sale knocks up to 40 percent off charging accessories

Engadget / 8h
You can get a bunch of Anker charging products for up to 40 percent off on Amazon for today only. The e-commerce website has added several Anker-branded devices to its deal of the day offerings, including a wireless power bank, a charging station, wall chargers, a car adapter and a power cord. If you're looking for a portable wireless charger, Anker's PowerCore 10,000mAh is now available for $25.

Several views of the of the Chin Tiki restaurant, located at 2121 Cass Avenue. Views show bar, dining room, buffet, ent...

Music, Arts & Literature / 8h
Several views of the of the Chin Tiki restaurant, located at 2121 Cass Avenue. Views show bar, dining room, buffet, entrance and exterior. Printed on back: “Chin Tiki Polynesian restaurant, 2121 Cass Ave., Detroit, Mich. Telephone WO. 2-1434. Marvin Chin proudly presents Detroit’s first and finest in Polynesian atmosphere-cuisine and tropical drinks. The unusual and exotic. Dexter Color, pub. by

GitHub identifies multiple nasty security vulnerabilities

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Two reported vulnerabilities in npm packages lead GitHub to find a handful of others.

PUBG Update 13.2 goes live on main server with new P90 SMG, Pickup Truck

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PUBG Update 13.2 is now live on the main server with new P90 SMG, Pickup Truck with an item truck, and a new throwable called the Blue Zone Grenade.

United Airlines Calls Bluff On Vaccine Religious Exemptions

200+One Mile at a Time / 8h
United Airlines has been the most aggressive among US airlines when it comes to requiring employees to be vaccinated. The airline is now taking it a step further , and is putting employees who requested a religious exemption for vaccination on unpaid leave. United’s update on religious exemptions In early August, United Airlines revealed that it will require all employees to be vaccinated, with t

Avocor reveals new video conferencing solutions for Google Meet

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SlashGear / 8h
Avocor has announced a new partnership with Google Workspace intended to make attending meetings easy for in-person and remote employees. The company has announced new hardware devices, including the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. The first device is an all-in-one video conferencing solution, with the other being a digital whiteboard. Both the devices are touch-enabled. Avocor’s … C

Hawaii is swimming in plastic. Meet the people sifting through it.

Mashable / 8h
Next time you go to the beach, bring a sand sifter and help clean up the coastline — that's the message a grassroots organization in Hawaii is trying to spread with their tireless work. Encouraging people to make and bring their own sifters, or join a beach clean, is a way that can help plug the massive plastic pollution tide — especially if you're travelling to Hawaii.

‘What If…?’ is a tantalizing glimpse of future Avengers lineups

Marvel Avengers Episode 5•
Engadget / 8h
The following contains spoilers for episode five of ' What If...? ' (and a tiny spoiler for ' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings '). The fifth episode of Marvel’s alternate universe anthology program on Disney+ is a star-studded affair, bringing back Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan and Mark Ruffalo to voice their characters surviving in a world overtaken by the undead. (No Tom Holland, th

Gmail will soon be able to make voice and video calls

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Google Workspace upgrade puts Gmail front and centre with new direct calling update.

Scalapay raises $155M at a $700M valuation as buy now, pay later services continue to boom

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36TechCrunch / 8h
Scalapay , a buy now, pay later (BNPL) technology provider that has made significant headway with retailers and consumers in Europe and in categories like fashion, has closed a round of funding that it will be using to fuel its expansion ambitions. The startup has raised $155 million at a $700 million valuation. Tiger Global is leading this round, with new backers Baleen Capital and Woodson Capit

Teatis, low-sugar superfood powders developer for diabetics, closes seed round

31TechCrunch / 8h
Serial entrepreneur Hiroshi Takatoh recognized the need for convenient and nutritious food for critically ill consumers after losing his wife to cancer. Takatoh founded Teatis , a plant-based sugar-blocking superfood powder for diabetic consumers, in 2017 in stealth mode and went fully operational in April 2021 by teaming up with a group of doctors and registered nutritionists. Teatis announced t

CookUnity whips up nationwide expansion following $47M round

27TechCrunch / 8h
Chef-prepared, small-batch meal delivery startup CookUnity is undergoing a major expansion after closing a $47 million Series B round. Insight Partners led the round and was joined by Endeavor Capital and current investors IDCV, Fuel Ventures and Gaingels. The latest funding comes eight months after New York-based CookUnity closed a $15.5 million Series A round led by Fuel Venture Capital. The co

Fin names former Twilio exec Evan Cummack as CEO, raises $20M

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50TechCrunch / 8h
Work insights platform Fin raised $20 million in Series A funding and brought in Evan Cummack, a former Twilio executive, as its new chief executive officer. The San Francisco-based company captures employee workflow data from across applications and turns it into productivity insights to improve the way enterprise teams work and remain engaged. Fin was founded in 2015 by Andrew Kortina, co-found

U.S. Airlines Will Make A Big Environmental Commitment Today, But It Has An Asterisk

View from the Wing / 8h
U.S. airlines are going to announce today that “they will back a voluntary industry target of using 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel in 2030” as part of a White House event. This new goal is 50% higher than one announced 18 months ago. Continue reading ...

Ritz-Carlton: The Marriott hotel brand where elite benefits don’t really apply

100+The Points Guy / 8h
I have 55 elite nights with Marriott Bonvoy so far this year, and I’ve held Platinum status with the program for seven years. In non-pandemic times, this translated to thousands of dollars every single year directed to Marriott’s slew of participating properties — which I deliberately chose at times over other loyalty programs. And what did this loyalty get me on a recent stay at The Ritz-Carlton

Bizarre 'Bone' Asteroid Is Even Weirder Than We Imagined

56Gizmodo / 8h
Astronomers have captured the best images yet of Kleopatra, a 168-mile-long asteroid nicknamed the “dog-bone” on account of its unusual shape. The latest observations are offering fresh insights into the object’s shape, its precarious spin, and how its moons likely came into existence. Read more...

Streaming Music? You Should Be Making Your Own Playlists

How-To Geek / 8h
Thanks to streaming music services, playlists have become a major part of how we listen to music. However, not everyone is taking advantage of playlists. Sure, it’s easy to find good pre-made playlists, but you should make your own. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dolphins Eavesdrop on Each Other to Avoid Awkward Run-Ins

74Wired / 8h
The new finding underscores the complexity of marine mammals’ social life and cognition. It may also help save the snoopy cetaceans.

Radford Type 62-2 John Player Special has 600 horsepower

SlashGear / 8h
Last month we talked a bit about the Radford Type 62-2, which was available in several models. While all the models look essentially the same, they have different finishes and power outputs. Sitting at the top of the heap is the Radford Type 62-2 John Player Special. The car features a rather subdued-looking black and gold livery meant to remind … Continue reading

MediaTek Kompanio 900T: specs, features, devices, and more

MediaTek Kompanio 900T•
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The new MediaTek Kompanio 900T is a cheaper sibling of Kompanio 1300T that was launched some time back. Devices powered by the new chipset will be soon available in the market

Twitter finally launches Communities – five years after cancelling the project

Twitter Communities•
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Twitter has rolled out a new communities feature, but after 5 years of it being in limbo, is it worth the wait?

The AnyCubic Photon Ultra could be the future of 3D printing

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The AnyCubic Photon Ultra features DLP technology used by jewelers and dentists to print faster, quieter and with more detail.

Sky is teasing 'something magical' for big Sky Q October event

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A mysterious press invite suggests something big is on the horizon for Sky TV.

Master A New Language With A Year of Busuu Premium Plus On Sale For 45% Off

Futurism / 8h
Language is constantly evolving , and learning a new language is a great way to keep your mental skills sharp, expand your horizons, and have fun doing it. Yet it’s also difficult to achieve the full immersion linguists recommend to speak, read, and write a new language. This 1-year subscription to Busuu Premium Plus puts language courses developed by those same linguists and native speakers righ

Don’t waste your energy Microsoft, the latest Edge feature isn’t a winner

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Microsoft is trialling a new Edge feature that offers users more information about the sites they visit - but there are a few obvious problems.

Some transit advocates urging NY Gov. Hochul to pump the brakes on LGA ‘Wrong Way’ AirTrain

44The Points Guy / 9h
New York City transit activists are working overtime to convince newly installed Gov. Kathy Hochul to derail the controversial LaGuardia Airport (LGA) AirTrain project. Get the latest points, miles and travel news by subscribing to TPG’s daily newsletter! The $2.1 billion train, which was championed by Hochul’s predecessor Andrew Cuomo, would connect the airport to the Long Island Rail Road and t

Updated GoDaddy website builder dashboard shows exactly how your business is performing

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
GoDaddy upgrades its Websites + Marketing offering with new analytic capabilities and email templates.

Radisson Rewards Americas Selling Points With 100% Bonus

66One Mile at a Time / 9h
The new Radisson Rewards Americas program has just launched its first promotion on purchased points, and for some it could be worth considering. Buy Radisson Rewards points for 0.35 cents each Through Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Radisson Rewards Americas is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points . With this promotion you earn a 100% bonus as long as you purchase at least 3,000 points in one

WHOOP 4.0 and WHOOP Body wearable technology debut

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SlashGear / 9h
WHOOP is a self-described human performance company that has revealed its next-generation technology. The technology includes WHOOP 4.0, a digital fitness and health coach providing athletes with insights whenever and wherever they are. The company has also revealed WHOOP Body, which is a smart apparel line featuring Any-Wear Technology. The two products work together with the WHOOP 4.0 offering

Why you should be more concerned about internet shutdowns

60MIT Technology Review / 9h
Deliberate internet shutdowns enacted by governments around the world are increasing in frequency and sophistication, according to a recent report. The study , published by Google’s Jigsaw project with the digital rights nonprofit Access Now and the censorship measurement company Censored Planet, says internet shutdowns are growing “exponentially”: out of nearly 850 shutdowns documented over the

The Morning After: Amazon's 'Just Walk Out' tech comes to Whole Foods

Amazon Whole Foods•
Engadget / 9h
Amazon, the owner of Whole Foods, is finally bringing the sort of high-tech features we were expecting to the nationwide grocery chain. Its cashierless Just Walk Out tech will soon arrive in two Whole Foods locations , after starting off in Amazon’s own Go grocery stores. Just Walk Out uses computer vision, sensors and AI to let you walk into a store, sign in with an app, fill up your bags and le

Realme Pad release date, price and what you need to know about the Android tablet

Realme Pad 8I India•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Realme Pad is the company's first Android tablet, designed as a lightweight iPad Air rival.

Nuula raises $120M to build out a financial services ‘superapp’ aimed at SMBs

Nuula Raises $120M•
61TechCrunch / 9h
A Canadian startup called Nuula that is aiming to build a superapp to provide a range of financial services to small and medium businesses has closed $120 million of funding, money that it will use to fuel the launch of its app and first product, a line of credit for its users. The money is coming in the form of $20 million in equity from Edison Partners, and a $100 million credit facility from f

With an Apple Store designer as a co-founder, Juno raises $20M to build apartments more sustainably

76TechCrunch / 9h
Juno , a proptech startup which aims to build more sustainable and affordable apartment buildings, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round. Comcast Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Real Estate Technology (RET) Ventures co-led the financing, which brings the company’s total raised to $32 million since its 2019 inception. JLL Spark, Vertex Ventures, Anim, K50, Foundamental and Green D Alumn

Martian buttes could help protect astronauts from harmful radiation

SlashGear / 9h
One of the key features Earth has that is critical to life as we know it is a protective bubble of atmosphere and a magnetic field that prevents radiation from the solar system from reaching the planet’s surface. Without that protective layer, radiation from space might have prevented life from ever forming on our planet. The Mars we know today … Continue reading

'The Artful Escape' is a ripping space-rock celebration of the concept album

The Artful Escape Review•
Mashable / 9h
The Artful Escape is a rock & roll dream, a journey across the cosmos, and an opportunity to serve as a midwife in the birth of a wailing guitar god. A space-rock concept album molded into an interactive audiovisual smorgasbord. It's a wild fuckin' ride. This is the kind of video game where you're not meant to fail, and in fact, can't. Miss a jump and the game sends you back a short distance to t

5 incredible fall getaways in the Northeast

66The Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note: is the exclusive sponsor of Fall Travel Week here at The Points Guy. All content below is from TPG and wasn’t subject to review by This story has been updated with new information. Summer is winding down, and autumn is close behind. Fall brings a welcome respite from summer’s heat and humidity, a handful of long weekends (including Labor Day and Thanksgiving)

20 Years After 9/11, Surveillance Has Become a Way of Life

66Wired / 9h
Constant tracking has compromised Americans’ sense of themselves. But we may be able to regain our freedom.

9 PC Games You Can Play Forever

Games One Roblox Mario•
31Wired / 9h
There's always something new to play, but these are our favorites when you're seeking something tried and true.

Teeny-Tiny Talking Mice Have Taken Over Games

Games One Roblox Mario•
21Wired / 9h
This year has been the biggest yet for Lilliputian board gaming. It’s much more than Redwall nostalgia.

PayPal raises fees between UK and Europe

500+BBC News - Technology / 9h
PayPal is bringing in a new fee for commercial transactions between the UK and EEA.

HDMI vs. Mini HDMI vs. Micro HDMI: What’s the Difference?

How-To Geek / 9h
The HDMI standard has established itself as a mainstay of the post-HD digital age. While new versions have arrived and speeds have increased, the connectors have remained the same since their initial introduction. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Half a million Fortinet VPN passwords leaked online

Fortinet VPN Passwords•
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A threat actor has published hundreds of thousands of Fortinet VPN credentials to an underground forum.

Deathloop PC specs give PC gamers an advantage over PS5 – but at a cost

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Deathloop PC specs are out, and they’re pretty demanding – but if you have the rig for it, it’ll make PS5 owners jealous.

Get a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro and a Smart Tag with these Samsung S21 deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Get a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro and a SmartTag with these Samsung Galaxy S21 deals in Vodafone and iD mobile

Xbox controller update makes it easier to pair with and switch between devices

Microsoft Xbox One•
Engadget / 9h
Xbox is rolling out a controller firmware update to Insiders, with the biggest new feature being the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy for older controllers. That will make it easier to pair with and switch from Xbox One consoles to different systems including Windows 10, iOS 15 and Android devices, the company announced . Microsoft has also introduced DLI (Dynamic Latency Input) to reduce con

Lotus Emira GT4 has a 400HP supercharged V6 engine and a large wing

Lotus Emira GT4 2022•
SlashGear / 9h
If the incoming Lotus Emira is the automaker’s final hurrah in gas-fed sports cars, the all-new Emira GT4 heralds the last Lotus racing car to feature an internal combustion engine. The Emira GT4 is a partnership between the British carmaker and the RML Group, the latter known for developing the bonkers Nissan Juke R. “We are delighted to be collaborating … Continue reading

AWS makes EKS Anywhere generally available

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Amazon promises a "consistent AWS management experience".

New Zealand Prime Minister Not Mad Just Disappointed in Covid-19 Patient Having Sex at Hospital

89Gizmodo / 10h
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has a message for people visiting loved ones in the hospital with covid-19: Having sex isn’t part of regular “visiting hours.” Read more...

Netflix's eerie 'Midnight Mass' trailer sees frightening omens in a small island community

Midnight Mass Netflix•
65Mashable / 10h
Missing the eerie chills of Netflix shows like The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor ? Well, splendid news: creator Mike Flanagan is back with another series, and judging by the trailer it looks set to be every bit as chilling. Midnight Mass sees a man (Zach Gilford) returning to the tiny island community where he grew up, only to find a new religious fervor taking hold followi

Windows 11 has a clever way to help your PC run faster

Windows 11 Microsoft•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Windows 11 could help your PC fire up apps much more swiftly – even when the CPU is under heavy load.

Digital therapeutics startup Neuroglee raises $10M to help people with neurodegenerative conditions

Neuroglee Therapeutics•
34TechCrunch / 10h
Neuroglee Therapeutics , a startup developing digital therapeutics for people with neurodegenerative diseases, has raised a $10 million Series A led by Openspace Ventures and EDBI. The funding will be used to launch virtual neurology clinics and to support Neuroglee’s move to Boston. Other participants included Ramen Singh, the former chief executive officer of Mundipharma; Biofourmis co-founders

2022 Genesis G80 starts at $48,000 in the US

2022 Genesis G80 Sport•
SlashGear / 10h
Genesis Motor America has officially announced pricing for its 2022 Genesis G80 line. For 2022, there are two powertrains available, including a 2.5-liter turbo in rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive and a 3.5-liter turbo in all-wheel-drive only. In addition, all versions of the G80 come with Service Valet that includes complimentary scheduled maintenance with at-home pickup for three years or 60

Three brings in EU roaming charges and ends global scheme

Three EU Roaming Europe•
2KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Three is the third UK network to bring back roaming charges for the EU post-Brexit.

More and more SMBs are considering a 4-day working week

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
SMBs also considering introducing core hours.

Xiaomi pledges OS updates and security patches for years

SlashGear / 10h
One of the most frustrating things that happens to smartphone users who purchase a new device is when the manufacturer obsoletes the working device by deciding to no longer offer updates and security patches for their smartphone. Short lifespans is a particularly big issue for large businesses that have multiple smartphones for employees. Xiaomi has made an announcement that will … Continue readi

Rain Boots, Turning Tides, and the Search for a Missing Boy

29Wired / 10h
Last year in Nova Scotia, after 3-year-old Dylan Ehler vanished, online sleuths descended on Facebook groups to help find him. Then they lost their way.

Average UK broadband speeds are faster than ever as full fibre makes an impact

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Investments in infrastructure and desire for faster speeds and greater reliability is shifting the market.

Google Photos now lets you print unlimited copies of your snaps

Google Photos Options•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Google Photos has launched more photo-printing options for its cloud service, including the option of ordering directly from within the app.

Star Trek: Discovery season 4 gets a release date and more big news from Star Trek Day

Star Trek Picard Season•
23TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Our round-up of all the big news from Star Trek Day, including updates on Picard, Strange New Worlds and Prodigy.

The new Roomba J7+ fixes one of the biggest issues with robot vacuums

iRobot Roomba J7+ AI•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The new Roomba J7+ robot vacuum uses your phone’s location to detect when you’ve left the house and start cleaning, so it won’t get under your feet.

Stanford researchers develop a new keyhole imaging technique

SlashGear / 10h
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new technique for keyhole imaging. The technique of non-line-of-site (NLOS) imaging and tracking is an emerging technology. The system allows the shape position of objects around corners and behind various diffusers to be discovered using transient time-of-flight measurements and scattered light. Current technology for NLOS imaging requires imag

'Cinderella' star Idina Menzel breaks down that awkward John Travolta moment in 'Carpool Karaoke'

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81Mashable / 11h
Okay, so the latest Cinderella movie 's promotional tour has been a little cringey at times (looking at you, viral crosswalk musical phone footage ) — but compared to that infamous moment when John Travolta completely messed up Idina Menzel's name at the 2014 Academy Awards , it's nothing. Yes, we remember that. Yes, it was 10,000 years ago. Sure enough, when Menzel joined her Cinderella co-stars

As cash-based businesses return, UPI transaction growth rate slows down

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
In terms of both transaction volume and value, PhonePe continues to lead the UPI ecosystem over competitors such as Google Pay and Paytm in August.

Best portable generators for camping, power outages, and more

Mashable / 11h
Current events have made it clear that we can’t trust that the power will always stay on. Whether it’s because of storms, earthquakes, or weather-related blackouts and brownouts, having a generator around is becoming more and more of a source of peace of mind. (Bonus: for better or worse, it can also make yours the most popular house on the block!) But even if the power in your neighborhood is to

Enjoy these stylish AirPod alternatives from Urbanears for less than $70

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Enjoy your favorite tunes with the Urbanears Luma True Wireless In-Ear Headphones , on sale for 30% off. Pick up a pair for just $69.95 as of Sept. 9. Looking for a pair of stylish wireless earbuds to accompany you on your runs, commutes, and workouts? There’s no need to dish out hundreds of dollars on AirPods to enjoy your music and podcasts on the move. In fact, the Urbanears Luma True W

Add some drama to your family game nights with this card game about llamas

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TL;DR: Revamp family game night with the Llama Drama Card Game , on sale for $9.99 — a 60% discount — as of Sept. 9. If Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s new show Family Game Fight has you itching to partake in some good old-fashioned family fun, you’re going to need more than just a deck of cards or Monopoly. Expand your game arsenal with some new and exciting options , like the Llama Drama Card Ga

The Dreametech D9 robot vacuum and mop combo is on sale with this code

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TL;DR: Make cleaning dreamy with the Dreametech D9 Robot Vacuum , on sale for 27% off with the code DREAMED9151 . As of Sept. 9, you can grab this vacuum for only $219.99. It may not be all that difficult in the grand scheme of house cleaning, but vacuuming is time-consuming and frustrating — especially if you’re a pet parent. Fortunately, you can practically eliminate the task from your to-do li

Your old Xbox One controller is about to get a lot more useful

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Xbox One controller's aren't being left behind as Microsoft shows some new features heading to the older pads.

Samsung's stretchable display shows off a new kind of 3D TV

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Samsung has unveiled a new stretchable TV display at Global Tech Korea 2021 that can transform itself to better represent what's onscreen.

AirPods 3 tipped to launch in a few days with longer battery and bigger bass

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The AirPods 3 are expected to launch alongside the iPhone 13 on September 14.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts

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The new rules in Brazil appear to be the first national policy that restricts how tech companies can control their sites, analysts say.

A.I. Can Now Write Its Own Computer Code. That’s Good News for Humans.

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A new technology called Codex generates programs in 12 coding languages and even translates between them. But it is not a threat to professional programmers.

Andrew Garfield repeats he's not in Spider-Man: No Way Home – or does he?

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Andrew Garfield has reiterated that he isn't in Spider-Man: No Way Home – but we're unconvinced.

iPhone 14 Pro looks even more likely to have under-display Face ID

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Another source has suggested Apple is working on removing the notch for the iPhone 14 Pro range.

Google Pixel 6 teased with Android 12, but sounds like a release date is still far away

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To celebrate a Drake album (yes, really) Google has shown off some Pixel 6 phones running Android 12's Material You.

Why your team should build cloud-native apps

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In a cloud-native approach to development, businesses seek to develop apps that can fully leverage the capabilities of cloud computing infrastructure.

Amazon complains Elon Musk's companies don't play by the rules

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Amazon's response to SpaceX's FCC filing, which accused the e-commerce giant of trying to delay proposals for its Starlink internet service on purpose, is just as scathing . In an FCC filing of its own , Amazon told the regulator that SpaceX chief Elon Musk tends to ignore rules and government-imposed regulations. The company also said that SpaceX often accuses any company "that dares point out i

Microsoft confirms investment in India’s Oyo in a multi-year strategic deal to co-develop travel and hospitality products

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Microsoft has entered a “multi-year strategic alliance” with Oyo to work with the Indian startup to co-develop “next-generation” travel and hospitality products and tech. Thursday’s announcement confirms a late July TechCrunch report . TechCrunch had reported that Microsoft was in talks to invest in Oyo and was exploring ways to provide its technologies to the Indian startup, which is one of the

Realme 8i and Realme 8s launched in India

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Realme 8i and Realme 8s smartphones are launched in India with 120Hz refresh rate display, MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, and the prices begin at Rs 12,599.

Twitter 'Communities' is aimed at connecting people with the same interests

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Twitter is testing the feature, which would help people with the same interests find and connect with people and talk about the same things as them.

Two UK tech figures plan to row the Atlantic for charity supporting minority entrepreneurs

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Two UK tech figures are to row across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for a charity that funds social entrepreneurs from minority backgrounds. Guy Rigby, founder and now Chair of the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Smith & Williamson, and entrepreneur, investor David Murray will raise money for UnLtd which has supported over 15,000 social entrepreneurs in the UK. The pair have so far secured

PS5 restock: It hasn't been in stock for one week but there's finally hope today

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Both the $499 PS5 Disc and $399 PS5 Digital have been out of stock for more than a week. Here's where to find it next.

Three is now bringing back roaming charges – here's what you need to know

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Three is reintroducing roaming charges in the EU, and it's also ditching its Go Roam policies.

Realme Pad launched: 10.4-inch display, MediaTek Helio G80 processor, and quad-speakers

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Realme’s first tablet is here with a large display, MediaTek processor, and sleek design. The Realme Pad starts at Rs 13,999.

The models that turned Instagram into their DIY catwalk

75BBC News - Technology / 12h
New York Fashion Week marks a tentative return - but how did supermodels keep working through Covid?

The Kenyans who are helping the world to cheat

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Some Kenyans try to escape poverty by helping foreign students to fake their academic work.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes 'lied and cheated', trial hears

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Elizabeth Holmes pretended her blood-testing technology worked in order to enrich herself, prosecutors say.

Photos of Facebook's Ray-Ban smart glasses leak ahead of launch

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38Mashable / 12h
We knew they were coming, but now we know what they look like, too. Images of Facebook and Ray-Ban's smart glasses, scheduled to launch on Sept. 9, were posted on Twitter by leaker Evan Blass . Judging by the pics – and there are a lot – the smart glasses are coming in at least two basic designs and in several colors. The design is fairly standard Ray-Ban fare; one model would probably be indisti

Samsung's New SD Cards Are Optimized for 4K Video

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Using a slow, poorly-made SD card for professional video is a big no-no. Not only will you spend forever waiting for 4K videos to transfer to your computer, but you’ll risk losing files as your SD card falls under the strains of wear and tear. The solution? Samsung’s new line of EVO Plus and EVO PRO Plus SD and microSD cards. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Leak reveals Facebook and Ray-Ban's upcoming smart glasses

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Facebook and Ray-Ban's previously teased smart glasses will officially launch later today, but pictures of them have leaked out ahead of the announcement. Posted by the prolific Evan "Evleaks" Blass, the images show three separate models, called Ray-Ban Stories, complete with the company's classic frames and a pair of cameras on each side and a button on the top right, possibly used to operate th