Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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South Korean antitrust regulator fines Google $177M for abusing market dominance

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27TechCrunch / 28min
The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday it fined Google $177 million for abusing its market dominance in the Android operating system (OS) market. The U.S. tech company has restricted market competition by prohibiting local smartphone makers like Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics from customizing their Android OS, through Google’s anti-fragmentation agreements (AFA), according

SonLIV debuts in Malayalam with Tovino Thomas starrer Kaanekkaane

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
The trailer of Tovino Thomas' Kaanekkaane is out. It is a film that marks the entry of SonyLIV in Malayalam. It will stream on September 17 on the platform.

Amazon's palm-reading tech is heading to sports stadiums and music venues

Engadget / 19min
Amazon has been using its palm-scanning technology to allow customers to pay for purchases at Whole Foods and its own cashierless stores. Now, it's expanding the technology's availability for use outside its own properties, starting by allowing people entering sports, music and other live entertainment venues without the need for a ticket. Amazon One will be offered as part of standalone ticketin

Lastest PS5 restock available today at Game, Very and Argos

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8min
Game, Very and Argos are the latest stores to have a PS5 restock and you can buy consoles or bundles from them right now.

PassFort, a RegTech SaaS for KYC and AML, nets $16.2M

27TechCrunch / 28min
London-based PassFort , a SaaS provider that helps business meet compliance requirements such as KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) reporting, has closed a $16.2 million Series A led by US growth equity fund, Level Equity. The 2015-founded startup ‘s existing investors OpenOcean, Episode 1 and Entrepreneur First also participated in the round. The Series A is a mix of equity

Local brands and leaders tackle SA literacy crisis through technology

Popular Mechanics / 30min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Now Xiaomi's got smart glasses too, and they have a built-in display

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26Mashable / 1h
Just a few days after Facebook and Ray-Ban unveiled their fairly pedestrian smart glasses , Xiaomi launched a pair of its own smart glasses, and these are quite a bit more interesting. The Xiaomi Smart Glasses – that's the name – look pretty much like normal shades, and weigh a reasonable 51 grams, but they pack a MicroLED display built into the right lens, a 5-megapixel camera on the front, a qu

Xiaomi Smart Glasses can make calls, take photos and translate text in real-time

Xiaomi Smart Glasses•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Xiaomi Smart Glasses look like a regular pair of sunglasses but is a standalone smart product that is a sneak peek into the future.

Samsung Galaxy M52 specs, expected price in India, and latest news

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Samsung Galaxy M52 will be unveiled in India in the month of September. Here is what we know about the device so far.

Nvidia GeForce Now leak suggests God of War and Demon’s Souls inbound for PC

Nvidia GeForce Now•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A whole load of amazing PlayStation games could be getting PC ports according to this leaked list.

Watch Apple unveil the new iPhone live right here

Apple iPhone 13 Pro•
42TechCrunch / 1h
Apple is set to announce new iPhone models today. The company is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris) . And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. Rumor has it that there will be a new generation of iPhone models. Reports suggest that the company is going to call it the iPhone 13 and that there will be

iPhone 13 launch live blog: Apple Watch 7, AirPods 3 and more at 2021's Apple event

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The new iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7 and AirPods 3 are all expected to debut today – here's where you can follow all the reveals as they happen.

Logitech G435 Wireless Gaming Headset brings Lightspeed to PS5

Logitech G435 Wireless•
SlashGear / 1h
Throughout the years, we’ve seen Logitech add its Lightspeed 2.4Ghz wireless tech to a variety of accessories including mice and keyboards. The number of headsets that support Lightspeed is quite a bit lower than the wide range of gaming mice and keyboards that support it, but today that number is growing by one with the introduction of the G435 Wireless … Continue reading

Google slapped with a $177 million fine by South Korea's antitrust authorities

South Korea Google•
Engadget / 2h
The Korea Fair Trade Commission has imposed a $177 million fine on Google , accusing the tech giant of using its dominant position in the market to hamper the development of Android rivals. According to Yonhap News , Korea's antitrust regulator has decided that the anti-fragmentation agreement (AFA) Google makes manufacturers sign in exchange for using its Android operating system hampers competi

India and Singapore to link their payments systems to enable ‘instant and low-cost’ cross-border transactions

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20TechCrunch / 2h
India and Singapore are working to link their digital payments systems to enable “instant, low-cost fund transfers,” in a major push to disrupt the cross-border transactions between the two nations that amounts to over $1 billion each year. The project to link India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Singapore’s PayNow is targeted for operationalization by July 2022, both nation’s central ban

Political economist Neil Malholtra on why some in Silicon Valley turned on Gavin Newsom

22TechCrunch / 2h
Whether or not Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom survives Tuesday’s recall election may depend to some degree on a small but vocal group of Silicon Valley power players who’ve thrown their weight behind the effort to oust him, including some who previously supported mostly Democratic politicians. To better understand what happened, we talked recently with political economist and Stanfor

The Seagate FireCuda 530 Heatsink SSD should be your only choice when building a new performance PC

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Explosive Speed. Absolute Domination.

Sony XM4, MacBook Air and Xbox Series S see big price drops in eBay Afterpay sale

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This eBay Plus Afterpay sale is discounting a range of tech by up to 15% off.

Digital freight marketplace BridgeLinx raises $10 million in Pakistan’s largest seed funding

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57TechCrunch / 2h
BridgeLinx, a 9-month-old Lahore-headquartered startup that operates a digital freight marketplace, said on Tuesday it has raised $10 million in what is the largest seed financing round in Pakistan. Harry Stebbings’ 20 VC, Josh Buckley’s Buckley Ventures and Indus Valley Capital co-led the startup’s financing round, which Salman Gul, co-founder and chief executive of BridgeLinx, told TechCrunch c

Realme’s 4K Google TV stick to debut during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Realme's TV stick will come with Google's Android TV operating system and will support 4K resolution.

Realme 8i goes for sale on Flipkart today

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Realme launched the Realme 8s and the 8i last week. The Realme 8i comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display and a Mediatek Helio G96 chipset.

Samsung unveils new webcam monitor for video conferences

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Samsung has released a new monitor suitable for video meetings as it hopes to make further inroads into the pandemic-driven work-at-home market.

Chinese tech giant Baidu begins publicly testing Apollo Go robotaxis in Shanghai

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27TechCrunch / 3h
Chinese search engine giant Baidu has begun publicly testing its Apollo Go robotaxi mobile platform in Shanghai, marking the company’s continued expansion of its footprint in China. While Baidu says its robotaxis have achieved Level 4 capabilities, a human safety operator will be present during all rides, which are open to the public as of Sunday, in order to comply with local regulations. The So

Firefox works around cumbersome Windows 11 default browser prompts

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SlashGear / 3h
Microsoft is making security an indispensable pillar and marketing point for Windows 11 to the point that all eligible PCs are required to have TPM 2.0 present and enabled. Given Windows’ image and recent security incidents in the past few years, that move isn’t exactly surprising. Microsoft, however, might be taking things too far when it revamped Windows 11’s system … Continue reading

How to watch Canon's 'most exciting announcement of the year' today

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Find out how to watch the big new launch from Canon today – with our thoughts on what it might be

Galaxy S21 FE launch might be near, Exynos 2100 model confirmed

SlashGear / 4h
The Galaxy S21 FE might be one of Samsung’s most troubled phones this year, and that’s before it even has the chance to launch. Designed to supplement the reportedly disappointing sales of the Galaxy S21 flagship, the Fan Edition has repeatedly been rumored to face production issues attributed to the global chip shortage. Those troubles might finally be in the … Continue reading

Save 97% on this stacked training bundle for Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The 2021 Raspberry Pi and Arduino Bootcamp Bundle is on sale for £14.47 as of Sept. 14, saving you 97% on list price. Even if you have no experience, the five-course Raspberry Pi and Arduino bootcamp will help you get started learning about programming and robotics. It’s designed for complete beginners and walks you through Robot Operating System (ROS) basics first and foremost so that you

Save 98% on this stacked Google Workspace training course

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The 2021 Ultimate Google Workspace Certification Bundle is on sale for £21.71 as of Sept. 14, saving you 98% on list price. Most people associate Google with either the search engine, the smart speaker in their home, or the email address they’ve had since the mid-aughts. But the truth is, the multinational tech company offers a whole lot more than you realise — especially in 2021. Now feat

Oppo Enco Buds goes on sale at a discount today

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Oppo Enco Buds also comes with intelligent noise cancellation for call and Bluetooth 5.2 for connectivity.

Google Messages nudge takes a page out of Gmail’s book

SlashGear / 4h
The amount of information that we’re bombarded with every day is almost a sure-fire way for important things to slip through the cracks. While many will rely on their brainpower to remember things, it has been proven that the majority of people tend to forget too easily. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of technological solutions that try to give as … Continue reading

Pre-order the Fire TV Stick 4K Max for under £55 on Amazon

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is available to pre-order for £54.99 on Amazon, before its release on Oct. 7. Amazon range's of streaming sticks always feature heavily around Black Friday, and we're expecting plenty of good deals this year with the release of the Fire TV Stick 4K Max . This is Amazon's most powerful streaming stick, with 40% more power than the Fire TV Stick 4K, with faster app s

iOS 14.8 closes FORCEDENTRY zero-click exploit linked to Pegasus spyware

SlashGear / 5h
Apple’s privacy stance, even in the face of government pressure, may have endeared it to many activists and people of interest, but that also means its devices have become even bigger hacking targets. Several high-profile organizations and companies have made it their business to circumvent Apple’s strong protections and pilfer data from compromised iPhones and Macs, often owned by people … Conti

Apple rushes to block 'zero-click' iPhone spyware

Apple iPhone Pegasus•
300+BBC News - Technology / 5h
The flaw allows hackers to access devices even if users do not click on a link or file.

Jumpstart Your Web Development Career With 25 Courses For Just $25

Futurism / 5h
The internet is already a huge part of our lives, and as new broadband technologies expand , internet access will become even more so. That means web development will increasingly become a part of not just coding careers, but marketing, project management, and much more. The 25 Course for $25 Web Development Mega Bundle will help you master web development with courses on building, launching, and

Why 2022 could be a big year for resignations

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The UK and the US will soon welcome a sea of new businesses, our survey finds.

Zoom update is finally adding live translation

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Real-time automated translation is coming to Zoom with support for additional languages arriving next year.

Xiaomi launches its own smart glasses, of course

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Engadget / 5h
Xiaomi is challenging Facebook in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device won't only be capable of taking photos, but also of displaying messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation and translating text right in real time in front of your eyes. Like Facebook, Xiaomi is also putting emphasis on the device's lightness despite its features. At 51 grams, t

Xiaomi Smart Glasses revives dreams and nightmares

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SlashGear / 5h
Although Google failed spectacularly to turn it into a commercial success, the idea of hi-tech smart glasses never really faded into the background. With consistent rumors of Apple’s own mixed-reality ambitions as well as smaller companies making functional prototypes, smart glasses continue to be both a technological dream and a privacy disaster waiting to happen. Facebook’s collaboration with R

Sony’s WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones hit lowest price yet on Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Sony WH-1000XM3 are now down to AU$250 on Amazon, making them significantly cheaper than the newer XM4’s.

Galaxy S21 One UI 4 Android 12 Beta is now open

SlashGear / 6h
Samsung today is definitely not the Samsung from just four or five years ago, at least when it comes to software updates. After being the most notorious, the company has now become the champion of Android updates, rivaling even Google itself. Unlike in the past, it is also now one of the earliest to let the public test upcoming Android … Continue reading

Going digital was crucial to the survival of most SMBs during the pandemic

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
SMBs adopted digital-first technologies that not only helped them survive the pandemic but also allowed them to grow their businesses.

Pixel 6 Pro pops up at Geekbench with questionable scores

SlashGear / 7h
There might have been a collective sigh of relief when Google announced its upcoming self-designed Tensor processor and Pixel 6 phones. It seemed that, after a hiatus, Google is ready to once again turn the Pixel into a premium smartphone brand, both in looks and in specs. The Tensor chip, however, has so far been wrapped in mystery and machine … Continue reading

Samsung’s One UI 4 beta opens to Galaxy S21 owners on September 14th

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Engadget / 7h
After an eleventh hour delay late last week , Samsung One UI 4 is ready for public beta testing . If you live in the US, you can sign up to take part in the beta by registering through the Samsung Members app on your Galaxy S21 starting on the morning of September 14th. Once it becomes available later this year, One UI 4 will be the first version of Samsung’s skin based on Android 12, the latest

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces private space venture 'unlike the others'

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Privateer, a private space company, wants to "keep space safe and accessible to all humankind".

Galaxy S22+ benchmark scores are not what they seem

SlashGear / 7h
Although it’s hard to take them at face value, benchmark sightings, especially on Geekbench, have often become indirect sources of information for upcoming phones and computers. They mostly reveal information about the device’s processor and RAM, but they might also hold clues about other specs. At the very least, they can give an idea of how powerful or weak an … Continue reading

Google Is Phasing Out the Android Auto App, but the Alternative Is Pretty Good

Gizmodo / 8h
I live in the California suburbs, known for their relative un-walkability, exacerbated by the presence of rolling hills and sweltering hot days. I rely on my car to get me and my family places, and I want the least distraction possible when I’m behind the wheel. Read more...

The Matrix Resurrections' Lana Wachowski Says Neo and Trinity Helped Her Grieve

100+Gizmodo / 8h
One of the most surprising things about The Matrix Resurrections when it was first announced was the news that Lilly Wachowski wouldn’t be returning to direct the project alongside her sister Lana , with whom she wrote and directed the first three films . Though Lilly gave her sister and the rest of the movie’s creative… Read more...

Watch SpaceX launch its next round of Starlink satellites into orbit

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
SpaceX is set for its first Starlink satellite launch in months on September 13. Here's how to watch it live.

Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 8 arrives: All the major changes detailed

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SlashGear / 8h
Today marks the first day of Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 8, giving players the chance to explore the battle royale island after the mothership blew up and the tiny ‘Kevin’ cubes rained down on the land. The island is now distinctly different, including some major changes that’ll catch you off guard if you don’t know what to expect. Punch … Continue reading

Tension over boosters rises as FDA regulators quit and publicly blast Biden’s plan

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Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly ) Two leading vaccine regulators who had previously announced their resignations from the Food and Drug Administration have now come out against the Biden administration's plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots. In a viewpoint article published in The Lancet on Monday , Marion Gr

LittleBigTrouble: Sony kills multiple games’ online service without notice

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Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Almost every LittleBigPlanet release just lost its online hub. (credit: Sony ) After a year marked by targeted hacks and unexplained downtime, the online service for four of Sony's LittleBigPlanet games—and arguably the heart of their "play.create.share" mantra—is no more. Announced in a tweet on its official Twitter account, online services across LittleBigPlanet Vita and the LittleBig

How to set a song as your ringtone on iPhone

23Mashable / 9h
Tired of the preset ringtones on your iPhone and want to return the good old days of custom ringtones? We've got you covered. With iOS 14 setting a song as your ringtone on iPhone is easier than ever before. It does involve a bit of work, though. To set a song as your ringtone it needs to saved in your Files app or must be purchased and downloaded on your phone. You can't use songs that you just

Report: Facebook Has a VIP Program That Basically Allows Celebs to Avoid Moderation

100+Gizmodo / 9h
For years, Facebook has operated a little known program called “XCheck,” which allows celebrities, politicians, and other members of America’s elite to elude the kinds of moderation policies that the average user is subject to, a new report from the Wall Street Journal reveals. Read more...

Why even giant ships can't solve the shipping crisis

100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
A shortage of vessels is hampering global trade and may lead to empty shelves before Christmas.

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is taking no chances with dodgy attachments

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Microsoft is updating Defender for Office 365 with the ability to recognize three additional file types used to spread malware.

Crunch Numbers Easily With This Math Mastery Bundle

Futurism / 9h
Mathematics can be intimidating, especially when you try and make sense of the academic arguments in the news . Yet math underscores our daily lives in ways we don’t necessarily see, and that’s becoming more true as we draw patterns out of datasets, bring an engineering mindset to more disciplines, and incorporate new technologies into our lives. The Ultimate Learn to Master Mathematics Bundle wi

Michael B. Jordan Adapting Charlie Jane Anders' Victories Greater Than Death Into an Amazon Series

200+Gizmodo / 9h
While superhero characters may still be all the rage when it comes to the new series streaming platforms give the green light to, Amazon ’s banking on audiences being in the mood for something a bit different for its next big adaptation. Read more...

PHP maintains an enormous lead in server-side programming languages

Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Ruby is the only server-side web language which experienced much growth over the last decade—and the closest remaining "threat" to PHP, despite having only 6.5% the presence. (credit: w3techs ) The venerable web programming language PHP is a source of frequent complaints and frustration, but according to a report W3Techs released today, it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. W3T

Sennheiser CX Plus true wireless earbuds offer ANC at a lower price

SlashGear / 9h
Sennheiser has introduced a more affordable pair of true wireless earbuds that feature Active Noise Cancellation. The newly unveiled Sennheiser CX Plus earbuds pack a number of features that’ll meet the needs of most users, including the promise of high-fidelity and deep bass, among other things. The model is also offered in two classy color options. The new CX Plus … Continue reading

The Equity crew riffs on the Intuit-Mailchimp news

43TechCrunch / 10h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We are back! From this morning, I suppose. But the news cycle doesn’t wait for our publishing schedule, so the Equity crew got together to yammer all about the Intuit-Mailchimp acquisition . A $12 billion deal composed of stock and cash, it’s a big one. And as Mailchim

Researchers: Platforms like Facebook have played ‘major role’ in fueling polarization

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Engadget / 10h
Social media platforms like Facebook “have played a major role in exacerbating political polarization that can lead to such extremist violence,” according to a new report from researchers at New York University’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. That may not seem like a surprising conclusion, but Facebook has long tried to downplay its role in fueling divisiveness . The company says th

Daily Crunch: Apple urges users to update all devices after hacktivists reveal zero-day flaw

42TechCrunch / 10h
Hello and welcome back to Daily Crunch for September 13, 2021. This is Alex and I am back! A big thanks to Greg for taking over last week while I was on staycation. It is lovely to be back with you all. Before we dive into the news, a reminder that Disrupt is next week . So, make sure you have a ticket and get hype. More here . It’s going to be a heck of a show. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 The TechCr

Under G.O.P. Pressure, Tech Giants Are Empowered by Election Agency

51NYT > Technology / 10h
New rulings by the Federal Election Commission protect the flexibility of major social media companies to control political content shared on their platforms.

Sennheiser's most popular true wireless earbuds are getting active noise cancellation

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Sennheiser is ready to release a revamped version of its most popular true wireless earbuds, the Sennheiser CX.

AMD brings auto-overclocking and Windows 11 support to its Radeon graphics cards

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
AMD's latest Adrenalin release is bringing auto-overclocking to its latest desktop hardware, Windows 11 support, and expands the list of games supporting AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution.

Colin Farrell's Batman Villain Might Get His Own HBO Max Series

94Gizmodo / 10h
Audiences are still several months away from meeting our new big-screen Batman, Catwoman, Riddler, and Penguin —but one already has a spin-off in the works. Variety reports that Colin Farrell, who plays Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman , has been approached to reprise the role in a … Read more...

This Clue May Show What Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Is Doing in Space

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100+Futurism / 10h
Garbage Removal Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave almost nothing away this morning with his cryptic announcement of Privateer, a space company he promised to be “unlike the others.” A video accompanying the announcement also wasn’t exactly enlightening, teasing only that the venture would make space more “accessible” and “safe.” But, according to the hawk-eyed reporters over at Gizmodo , we may

Amazon releases a Kindle software redesign to make navigation easier

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26TechCrunch / 10h
Yeah, yeah, you don’t need to charge a real book or update a book’s software. But now, our trusty Kindles remind us that they’re actually Wi-Fi connected, electronic devices capable of change as Amazon unveils a rare, significant design upgrade for the first time in years. To simplify navigation, the new look adds a two-tab bar to the bottom of the home screen, letting users easily toggle between

iOS 14.8 and other emergency Apple software updates block invasive spyware

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
iOS 14.8, macOS Big Sur 11.6 and other updates rushed out to block zero-click invasive spyware on consumer devices.

Sennheiser debuts CX Plus noise-cancelling earbuds for $180

Engadget / 10h
By this point, Sennheiser is no stranger to true wireless earbuds. The company has several models under its belt, and the current lineup spans from basic and affordable to premium and pricey . Today, Sennheiser is introducing its latest earbuds with the CX Plus True Wireless. This newest entry offers active noise cancellation (ANC), ambient sound and the ability to customize both the on-board con

You now need to show proof of vaccination to enter Spain

500+The Points Guy / 10h
Several countries have added travel restrictions on tourists from the United States following the European Union’s recommendation to reimplement restrictions due to the continued spread of COVID-19 . Now, you can add Spain to that list. The new rule effectively bans unvaccinated American travelers from entering Spain. The country will require proof of vaccination to enter the country — and there

Study claims obesity caused by picking wrong foods, not eating too much

SlashGear / 10h
Despite years of calories-in, calories-out dieting advice, obesity levels are increasing in many countries, raising public health concerns. A newly published perspective piece notes that the root cause of obesity — and perhaps key to addressing the problem — may not be as simple as overeating, but rather the types of food that people are often consuming. According to the … Continue reading

Zoom will add real-time translation for 12 languages next year

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Mashable / 11h
Zoom says its real-time translation function will be up and running next year for 12 languages. The company demoed the feature Monday during its annual Zoomtopia event, and argued that it’ll help break down language barriers during video calls. In the demo, Zoom employees spoke English, and the video-conferencing app translated the words in real-time using subtitles written in Japanese and then C

Update your iPhone now to fix a major security flaw

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62Mashable / 11h
Apple released an emergency fix Monday for a vulnerability in the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab warned on its blog Tuesday about a "zero-click" exploit. It had been used to infect the phone of a Saudi activist with the help of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. Apple device users were vulnerable even if they didn't click on anything. Accordin

Battle of the 5-star hotels: Watch us compare 2 luxury beach hotels in Mexico

23The Points Guy / 11h
Here at TPG U.K., we love to be in the sky, comparing cabins on airlines all around the world. But we also need somewhere to stay when we arrive at a destination. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Right before the COVID-19 pandemic began, TPG U.K. pitted luxury hotels in Doha, Qatar, against each other . Hot off the heels of this viral succ

Nikon Small World microscopy contest 2021: A few of our favorite images

Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / A small cnidarian called a hydra (green) has attached itself to the cocoon of a caddisfly. (credit: Yen Fook Chew ) Microscopy is essential to many areas of science. We use it to look at everything from the small devices we fabricate to the tiny structures inside cells. And microscopy wouldn't function without input from many areas of science. Chemistry helps with stains, dyes, and samp

Use creative automation software to amp up your brand’s lower-funnel assets

30TechCrunch / 11h
Miha Mikek Contributor Miha Mikek is the CEO and co-founder of creative automation company Celtra . With the holiday season around the corner, growth marketers are gearing up for their busiest time of the year. E-commerce brands are now leaning heavily on social sales and digital advertising, but should also expect an omnichannel shopper — 62% of shoppers plan to purchase both online and in-store

How To Redeem Marriott Bonvoy Anniversary Free Night Awards

33One Mile at a Time / 11h
Marriott co-branded credit cards offer a variety of perks, and one of the perks available on some cards is an anniversary free night award. This can be hugely valuable, so in this post I wanted to go over all the details you need to be aware of when it comes to redeeming these certificates. What are Marriott anniversary free night awards? Hotel credit cards often come with great perks that can mo

Intuit to buy Mailchimp for $12 billion.

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31NYT > Technology / 11h
The deal is part of Intuit’s effort to position itself as a one-stop shop for small and midsize businesses.

Vava Chroma 4K ultra-short-throw projector packs ALPD 4.0 triple laser tech

SlashGear / 11h
California company Vava is back with another crowdfunded product, this one a laser projector featuring a tiple-laser RGB light source, Harman Kardon audio, and the promise of true 4K Ultra HD resolution. The Vava Chroma projector packs a huge number of features, offering consumers a cinema-like experience from the comfort of their homes. Vava claims that its new Chroma project … Continue reading

Scientists Suggest Building Mars Base Out of “Astronaut Blood”

200+Futurism / 11h
Scientists at the University of Manchester have come up with a macabre new way to turn Martian soil into a stronger material for the construction of future colonies on the Red Planet. Specifically, they suggest mixing human blood, urine, sweat or even tears with Moon or Mars dust to form a glue that can be used to build — or 3D print — entire buildings. In other words, they say we could use the t

In Netflix's Latest Slasher Film, the Killer Is You

Gizmodo / 11h
The idea of a killer being inside your house is scary enough. But what if the killer revealed themselves to be... you? That’s the hook of There’s Someone Inside Your House , the new Netflix slasher horror movie from producers Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and James Wan (Malignant) . Read more...

Looking for a new card? 6 reasons the Chase Sapphire Preferred should be your next credit card

22The Points Guy / 11h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Unless you live under a rock, you’ll know that the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card has long been crowned as the best travel credit card on the market — even winning the TPG Awards in 2020 . If you don’t already own this prized card, it gets even better as there’s currently a best-ever sign-up offer of 100,000 bonus points — worth $2,00

New drivers add performance-boosting memory-access feature to older AMD GPUs

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 11•
Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / The Radeon RX 5700 XT. (credit: AMD ) GPU driver releases normally aren't very newsworthy; they usually fix bugs, boost performance in some games, and add support for new GPUs. But owners of last-generation AMD Radeon RX 5000-series graphics cards should take note of today's Adrenalin 21.9.1 release . This update adds support for AMD's " Smart Access Memory " (SAM) feature for older GPU

DOT Investigating Airlines Splitting Up Families

View from the Wing / 11h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

I got the Final Fantasy XV car in Final Fantasy XIV and now I can die happy

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Final Fantasy XIV has finally brought back its Final Fantasy XV crossover event, which I've been waiting for since I've started playing.

Apple fixes security vulnerabilities in new versions of iOS, macOS, and watchOS

Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / The iPhone 12 mini. (credit: Samuel Axon) Today, Apple released new versions of its iOS and iPadOS 14 , macOS Big Sur , and watchOS 7 operating systems. The updates hit just one day before Apple is expected to reveal its new iPhone and Apple Watch models and the release dates for iOS 15 and watchOS 8. These updates are security-related across the board, and they add no new features or f

Intuit confirms $12B deal to buy Mailchimp

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500+TechCrunch / 12h
This afternoon Intuit confirmed persistent rumors that it was in the process of buying Mailchimp, detailing a $12 billion transaction that will bring the well-known email infra company to its corporate remit. Intuit is not a well-known player in the email marketing space. The company is instead best known for its TurboTax software (and associated lobbying of the U.S. government to ensure its rent

Twitch sues two users for harassing streamers with hate raids

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42TechCrunch / 12h
Twitch filed a lawsuit late last week against two people on its own platform for running automated hate and harassment campaigns. The harassment, often targeted at Black and LGBTQ streamers, manifests in a unique Twitch phenomenon as a “hate raid.” On Twitch, creators regularly point viewers toward another friendly account after their stream concludes to boost their audiences, a practice known as

What you need to know about Hawaii’s second vaccine passport

100+The Points Guy / 12h
You can love them or hate them, but vaccine passports are increasingly being used to prove immunization status to travel and visit indoor venues such as restaurants . The United States uses a paper card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prove that people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 . Obviously, that can become a problem when it comes to travel for several reas

Ravens vs Raiders live stream: how to watch NFL Monday Night Football online anywhere

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Here's how to get a Baltimore Ravens vs Las Vegas Raiders live stream and watch the first NFL Monday Night Football of the season from anywhere, as Lamar Jackson gets into his stride.

Go Update Your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch Right Now

3KGizmodo / 12h
The headline says it all, folks. Apple just released an emergency patch to a security flaw that let NSO Group’s horrifying Pegasus spyware infect a target’s Apple devices—including their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. Read more...

Do These Things Before the Summer Ends or You'll Probably Regret It

Lifehacker / 12h
Though Home Goods, coffee purveyors, and everyone who already has a “Harvest” sign on their doorstep would have you believe otherwise, it’s not fall yet, dammit. We’ve got no beef with fall itself. Apple-picking, pumpkin-carving, red-wine-and-scarf-wearing. We are here for all of it. Starting in October . Read more...

2021's Best Photos of the Microscopic World

Gizmodo / 12h
The winners of this year’s Nikon Small World Competition have been announced, showcasing the best microphotography that 2021 had to offer. Read more...

Study finds astronaut blood mixed with Mars soil makes ultra-hard concrete

SlashGear / 12h
It is prohibitively expensive to send building materials from Earth to Mars, which is why future habitats will need to be constructed primarily using materials already found on the Red Planet. According to research from the University of Manchester, compounds from urine and blood produced by astronauts may play a key role in this construction process. Mars is covered in … Continue reading

The cast of Netflix’s 'Kate' knows which action heroes they'd want on their side

Mashable / 12h
See which action heroes the cast of Netflix's Kate will choose to help save the world.

Steam has finally implemented a PS5-like storage manager

Steam Update Downloads•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Steam has finally updated its client with a bunch of user-friendly UI tweaks, and it's about time.

u-mspcoll : Woodturner, Damascus, Syria. By Harry A. Franck, 1904 (from a glass lantern slide). Harry Alverson Franck P...

Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
u-mspcoll : Woodturner, Damascus, Syria. By Harry A. Franck, 1904 (from a glass lantern slide). Harry Alverson Franck Papers , Special Collections Research Center, U-M Library. Browse the finding aid prepared by Sarah Rentz and Kathleen Dow. The university fire marshal was polite but firm. We really could not continue to store highly flammable film in the Special Collections stacks. What to do? I

Ethan Hawke Is Batman in the Animated Batwheels

Gizmodo / 12h
So Robert Pattinson is the new Batman in The Batman. Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton, who’ve previously played Batman, are playing Batman again in The Flash . And now, if there weren’t enough Bat-actors fluttering about, a new one is playing Batman in a rather unique way. It’s Sinister and Purge star Ethan Hawke and… Read more...

Hoax Press Release Claims Walmart Will Accept Litecoin, Causing Spike and Then Crash

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Futurism / 12h
Fake Press Release Prices for cryptocurrency Litecoin briefly spiked before crashing back down after a fake press release circulated claiming that said the giant retailer Walmart would be accepting the altcoin. The press release boasted that Walmart would begin accepting Litecoin as a form of payment from customers, according to CNBC . But Walmart later confirmed that the apparent announcement wa

A Huge Number of Environmental Activists Are Getting Murdered

Futurism / 12h
Horrifying Record A stunning report from an international non-profit group found that a record amount of environmental activists were murdered last year. A horrifying 227 environmental and land rights activists were killed worldwide in 2020, according to the report from Global Witness . That’s an average of more than four people per week — and even worse, the report cautions that that number is “

Leaked documents reveal the special rules Facebook uses for 5.8M VIPs

Facebook XCheck Rules•
Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ) Facebook had a problem on its hands. People were making posts that got caught in the company’s automated moderation system or were taken down by its human moderators. The problem wasn’t that the moderators, human or otherwise, were wrong to take down the posts. No, the problem was that the people behind the posts wer

Lenovo points finger at Google over broken smart displays

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Lenovo has been trying to reassure upset users that Google is working on a fix for their broken smart home devices.

Your Amazon Kindle eReader Is Getting a New Interface

Amazon Kindle Update New•
How-To Geek / 12h
Kindle users are in for a special treat with the latest update from Amazon to its popular line of eReader devices. The company released a rare interface refresh that’ll make navigating around Kindles a more pleasant experience for devices released after 2015. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why Epic Appealed Its Antitrust Lawsuit Result and Apple Didn't (Yet)

44How-To Geek / 12h
Epic has appealed Friday’s ruling in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple. This may come as a surprise, as Epic successfully convinced the court that Apple must allow external purchase links within apps on iOS. But Epic CEO Tim Sweeney considers the ruling a failure, and ironically, Apple calls it a success. What’s going on here? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

NASA's Perseverance Rover Samples Suggest Mars Once Had Plenty of Water

How-To Geek / 12h
NASA’s Perseverance Rover is finally collecting rock samples on Mars, and its latest discovery is rather exciting. After coming up empty-handed on the first rock collection, NASA researchers have analyzed the latest samples, and the results indicate that water was present on Mars for a very long time at one point. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

6 solo travel mistakes to avoid on your first trip

The Points Guy / 12h
Traveling in groups is fun but often a headache within itself if you’re the coordinator. There are so many things, people, personalities and interests to take into consideration to ensure that everyone is having a fun vacation. And as fun as reuniting with friends from college or cross country traveling with the in-laws can be, I firmly believe that everyone should experience a solo trip at least

Every Multitasking Feature in iPadOS 15 Worth Knowing About (and How to Use Them)

Lifehacker / 12h
Recently, Apple has essentially released a new iPad multitasking system every two years or so. iPadOS 15 brings yet another overhauled multitasking system to the iPad and iPad Pro, but this time, Apple has actually made significant headway into making multitasking easier for new users. Read more...

How to Finally Organize Your Random iPhone Notes

Lifehacker / 12h
Tagging is a feature that can separate a basic notes app from a powerful one. And when it comes to note-taking apps, you used to have to choose a third-party option (often one that cost money) to take advantage of this helpful feature—but no more. Read more...

The Walking Dead season 11 episode 4 recap: the Reapers disappoint as villains

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Maggie and Carol reap what they have sown, as carnage begins for the survivors.

How To Redeem The IHG Card Free Night Certificate

57One Mile at a Time / 12h
The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ) is a great hotel credit card that offers a variety of valuable benefits . This is also a good time to pick up the card, as it’s offering an exceptional welcome bonus at the moment. The single benefit that makes the IHG Premier Card easiest to justify is that it offers an anniversary free night certificate on your account anniversary every year

Zoom Is Getting Ready for the Dystopian Hellscape of Working in the Metaverse

Gizmodo / 12h
Throughout the pandemic, Zoom turned into a verbal shortcut for referencing remote work, helped in part by its easy-to-use software and features tailor-made for meetings. Now that tech companies are clamoring to define and dominate the metaverse , a hybrid of the virtual and physical worlds, Zoom figured it might as… Read more...

9 mind-soothing apps that will help you sleep better

Mashable / 12h
Sleeping is a lot harder than it used to be. There are countless distractions in this world. So many television shows to watch. So much content to meme. So much ongoing pandemic to track. There's a lot going on in the world right now, too, enough that sleeping can feel pretty much impossible sometimes. The pandemic isn't going away , there are seemingly unending natural disasters , and depressing