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Good Union Jobs?

Vaccine Mega-Cure
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All the mainstream media folks seem to be jacked up about the big COP26 climate change meetup in Glasgow, Scotland beginning on Halloween. It should be filled to capacity with private jets owned by the elites who will attend to virtue signal over Haggis and Champagne.

California is sending its governor Gavin Newsome plus 10 other legislative members (all Democrats) to the event for no real good reason that anyone can tell. Carbon footprint calculations are underway.
At least 1700 private jets are expected at COP26
Build Back Biden
Joe Biden is going from place to place, almost exclusively on the Eastern Seaboard promoting the Build Back Better Biden Bill.  At each spot he seems to be giving the exact same speech about dignity and good union jobs all read from a teleprompter at the back of the room. The prompter shown in the picture below has only three words per line on what looks to be 4 lines. It’s a disaster waiting to happen insofar as flubs are concerned. Nobody can read from a prompter like that without squinting their eyes and sounding unnatural. You’d think Biden could have memorized this exact same speech by now.
Prompter in back of room. Shown by CSPAN.
Nutso Logic
The corrupt practices and toadyism of the CDC and FDA in some sick alliance with CNN has come to a head with this joke of an article and headline. The idea that the Covid vaccine somehow prevents ALL deaths from ALL sources (presumable including car wrecks) is so illogical and ludicrous that it’s now impossible to believe anything they say. Read the article here.
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Humpday Technology News and More!


500+Lifehacker / 5h
From horrible bosses to nightmare roommates, we’ve all encountered our fair share of jerks in life. I’m not talking about you, of course. I’m sure you are a fantastic person. You always tip at least 20%, and you’ve never yelled at anyone in traffic. Still, aren’t you slightly curious whether some of the things you say… Read more...

Ubisoft Far Cry 6 Players•
If you've played Ubisoft's latest title, Far Cry 6 , you might have received an email from the game's formidable villain expressing his disappointment that you're no longer playing the game. In a bizarre attempt to get lapsed players to revisit the island of Yara, dictator Anton Castillo – who is played by Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito – is challenging players to sink more time into the game.

29SlashGear / 7h
One of the senses of the human body that most of us take for granted is vision. Researchers have been working for years to find methods to improve and enable vision in those with blindness or some type of impairment. New research has been published by scientists from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and … Continue reading


TechCrunch / 6min
Tokyo space startup Gitai Japan successfully conducted a technology demonstration of its autonomous robotic arm inside the International Space Station last week, a key milestone as the company prepares to provide robotics as a service in space. The S1 robotic arm performed two tasks: operating cables and switches, and assembling structures and panels. These tasks – common crew activities – can be

Engadget / 7min
Olympus cameras are getting a new name. Parent company OM Digital has chosen OM System as the brand's new moniker. There are still some Olympus cameras on the market and those won't be rebranded, so the two names will co-exist for a while. But eventually the old name will fade away as OM System introduces new models and phases out the current ones. In addition to cameras and lenses, OM System pla

Mashable / 8min
SAVE $150: As of Oct. 27, the Shark HE601 Air Purifier 6 is on sale for $299.99, which is $150 off its original price of $449.99. You'll save 33%. Improve the air quality in your home with the powerful Shark HE601 , an air purifier that actively monitors rooms up to 1,200 square feet. This air purifier uses six fans to circulate airflow in a room, delivering purified air faster and quieter than p

The move follows intense scrutiny after a whistle-blower provided documents about the social network’s inner workings.

Engadget / 13min
Something Adobe does at nearly every one of its annual design conferences is preview experimental features that may one day make their way to its apps. In 2020, it was a tool called Sharp Shots . This year, it was Project In-Between and a feature called Project Morpheus. Building on the Neural Filters Adobe debuted last year, Project Morpheus is capable of automating frame-by-frame video edits in

Wired / 13min
Astronomers with the Breakthrough Listen project scan the sky for signs of extraterrestrial life, but a promising lead turned out to be a false alarm.

Gizmodo / 16min
Hundreds of naturally mummified human remains in the Tarim Basin, part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, have long perplexed archaeologists. The remains, which date from 2,000 BCE to around 200 CE, are confounding for their remarkable state of preservation, luxurious clothing, and their burial in boat coffins… Read more...

SlashGear / 20min
As announced last week, Sony is hosting another State of Play presentation later today. While the last one, which happened toward the beginning of September, focused mainly on first-party games heading to the PS5, this one will be quite a bit different. Today we’ll hear more about third-party projects in the works for both PS5 and PS4, so whether you … Continue reading

Amazon announced that its new Omni Series smart TVs are now on sale through its website – but you might want to wait a few weeks before you buy one. There’s two big reasons for that. The first one is that we’re just a few weeks away from Black Friday and Cyber Monday that kick off on Friday, November 26 and run through Monday, November 29. It’s then we’ll probably get the best deals on the new TV

The card is packed full of value. The initial bonus offer is huge. And you have a window to get the card before its annual fee goes up. This is a great deal for many. Continue reading ...

Gizmodo / 22min
Intel has officially announced details on its much-anticipated 12th-gen Alder Lake processors, including pricing and performance details for three new chips. Read more...

Gizmodo / 22min
No matter who Nintendo and Universal announced as the voice of Mario for their upcoming animated movie based on the video game franchise, people were certain to have rather strong feelings if the role didn’t go to Charles Martinet, the actor who’s been lending his voice to the character for 30 years. Read more...

Lifehacker / 23min
I don’t know if it’s the rain, the wind, or the fact that Bake-Off is back, but I’ve recently been struggling with the urge to bake. This has led to me actually making exactly one batch of potato chip cookies , yes, but it’s mostly translated into me reading about baking. Most of that writing has been by Stella “The… Read more...

Greyhound will resume bus service between the U.S. and Canada aligning with the U.S. reopening of its northern land borders on Nov. 8, the company announced on Oct. 26. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Passengers can currently book Greyhound tickets online for travel starting Nov. 8 and beyo

Ars Technica / 32min
Enlarge / Hair from Lakota Sioux leader Sitting Bull’s scalp lock, from which DNA was extracted for analysis. (credit: Eske Willerslev) An international team of scientists has confirmed the lineage of a living descendent of the famous Lakota Chief Sitting Bull via a new method of DNA analysis designed to track familial lineage using ancient DNA fragments. According to the authors of a new paper p

How-To Geek / 35min
If there’s a photo of a minor on Google Image Search, it can be removed by request, as Google announced a few months ago. Either the minor themselves or a guardian can go to Google and request the image be removed. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 35min
Android 12 just got released following a lengthy beta period at the same time Google introduced the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but the company is already moving on to a new software update coming early next year. It’ll be called Android 12L, and it could finally help Google solve its tablet problem. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How-To Geek / 35min
Some of the best Pixel cases are often ones made by Google itself. This year, Google released stylish and durable clear cases to show off the Pixel 6 and its colors. We highly recommend getting a protective case to keep your phone safe from life’s daily hazards, plus ensuring your investment lasts as long as possible. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 40min
Despite what the company’s stock prices might tell you, Facebook is a company with an image problem. At best, critics warily regard Facebook as a company that ruthlessly strips users for their data so it can curbstomp competitors in increasingly hostile ways. At worst, people call the company a threat to democracy… Read more...

TechCrunch / 42min
Ro , one of the most valuable privately owned health tech startups, isn’t subtle about its mission to deliver vertically integrated, affordable healthcare with consumers in mind. And while a patient-centric healthcare system is undoubtedly overdue, Ro is first dealing with a massive challenge: its own inability to monetize meaningfully outside of Roman, its erectile dysfunction vertical. Stagnati

Engadget / 43min
Call of Duty: Vanguard won't eat up as much console disk space as previous games in the series, but you still might need to delete some downloads to make room for all this WWII frenzy . Here's how much space you'll need on each console to install Vanguard at launch, including the pre-load: Xbox One: 56.6GB Xbox Series X/S: 61GB PS4: 93.12GB (54.65GB download) PS5: 89.84GB (64.13GB download) This

Lifehacker / 45min
The only cannabis news that seems to make it into the mainstream tends to border on the sensational— Maureen Dowd “overdosing” on edibles ; police departments issuing warnings about the “threat” of cannabis-infused Halloween treats . Enthusiasts are quick to dismiss this news as mere sensationalism; remnants, perhaps, of… Read more...

wanderlustandmagik : The ghost town of Fayette, Michigan Once a town of 500 residents, it was left abandoned in the late 1800’s with the decline of the local iron industry. A stroll through this lakeshore town will send chills down your spine.

61Futurism / 48min
Stark Warnings A billionaire is sounding the alarm on possible social unrest due to rising energy prices. Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwartzman told CNN that he believes shortages in the gas and oil industry will lead to a social crisis in nations throughout the world . He worries that this will impact long-standing political institutions as well. “You’re going to get very unhappy people around the

200+Futurism / 48min
Uber x Tesla Rental car company Hertz announced on Monday that it was ordering 100,000 Tesla Model 3s, a colossal commission that sent shares of the Elon Musk-led company soaring . And ride-hailing giant Uber is getting in on the fun. In turn, the company has announced a deal with Hertz to make 50,000 Tesla vehicles available to rent to Uber drivers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and W

Collaborating with others using Adobe's graphic design software will soon be even easier as the company has announced that two of the most popular products from Creative Cloud will soon be available on the web. At Adobe MAX 2021 , the company revealed that Photoshop and Illustrator are coming to your browser to help give others a voice in the creative process. Up until now, creative teams had to

Onewheel Pint FM Two•
Engadget / 50min
Two more Onewheel electric boards have arrived to expand Future Motion's lineup. The Onewheel Pint X is an upgraded version of the Onewheel Pint from 2019. It has double the range of the previous model at up to 18 miles per charge and a faster top speed of 18 mph (compared with the Pint's 16mph limit). Future Motion Although it has similar specs to the Onewheel+ XR (which tops out at 19mph), the

Brazil Senate Bolsonaro•
Gizmodo / 52min
The Brazilian Senate committee that produced a draft report accusing fascist gut flora gravy-boat President Jair Bolsonaro of 11 crimes against humanity including mass homicide, genocide, and charlatanism crimes in his handling of the covid-19 pandemic has voted to recommend charges. Read more...

Editor’s note: Consult with Cards is a weekly series where the TPG cards team helps our readers decide what their next card should be. If you would like to be a part of this series and receive a personalized consultation, email us . As we approach year two of the pandemic, many Americans have been working from home and may even continue working remotely for the foreseeable future. TPG reader Andr

How-To Geek / 57min
If you’re using Google Sheets for email addresses, maybe for clients, customers, or employees, you’ll want to make sure the data is entered correctly. One way to do this is to validate the format to confirm it’s an email address. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NFT Game One 2021 AI•
How-To Geek / 57min
Arcade1Up’s first add-on game for the Infinity Game Table is here, and it’s Pandemic. The collaborative strategy game costs just $10 on the Infinity Game Table Store, and if our experience with this platform tells us anything, the digital version of Pandemic may be more fun than the traditional board game. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Verizon Amazon Kuiper•
Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. (credit: Verizon ) Verizon has made a deal to use Amazon's low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to add capacity to the Verizon cellular network and provide fixed-wireless Internet service in rural parts of the US. Verizon said it will use Amazon satellite connectivity for both consumers and large businesses.

Holmes DeVos Theranos•
Enlarge / Former Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes goes through security after arriving for court at the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building on September 17, 2021, in San Jose, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images ) Theranos sent a major investor financial projections that were wildly optimistic—perhaps even deceptive—the jury heard yesterday in the criminal trial of company f

41Gizmodo / 1h
A snazzy new trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic The Wheel of Time is here, and it gives us our best look yet at the magical world inhabited by forces both good—like Rosamund Pike’s Moiraine —and evil, led by the aptly named Dark One. Read more...

Apple finally put itself on equal footing with rivals by allowing users to rate and review its own, first-party apps for the first time this fall, amid increased regulatory pressure ahead of a likely antitrust investigation. Although some of Apple’s apps had been available to download separately, they had never been able to be reviewed. And some didn’t fare well , as it turned out — like Mail, Ne

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Any suggestions for recruiting international tech talent? Dea

Mashable / 1h
This Halloween season, UNICEF's iconic trick-or-treat buckets will be filled on behalf of the global vaccine push , with the goal of procuring and distributing 1.4 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to 130 countries around the world. The "Trick or Treat for Unicef" tradition — in which kids use the door-to-door nature of trick or treating to collect both candy and money for charitable use — started i

Mashable / 1h
Save $10: Say cheese! As of Oct. 27, snag a Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera at Amazon for just $89.95 (original price: $99.95). You'll save 10%. Taking selfies on your iPhone is so 2021. Get a real retro feel with a Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera , which can print adorable, credit card-sized photos in about 90 seconds. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera has a classic design

Mashable / 1h
Fall is the perfect season to embark on those outdoor adventures you’ve been putting off because of the sweltering heat and stifling humidity. With autumn festivals, colorful leaves, and the right mix of temperatures in full swing, now’s the time for some much needed, on-the-go fun. No matter what outdoor adventures you start planning, you don’t have to turn into a tech ascetic: Portable power is

Wired / 1h
Advocates will once again be granted a DMCA exception to make accessible versions of texts. They argue that it's far past time to make it permanent.

Sony VR Headset Xperia•
This week's VR headset updates keep coming with the latest being a leak suggesting Sony is working on a non- PSVR 2 virtual reality device. Earlier this week Pimax unveiled its Reality 12K headset , and it looks like a new Oculus Quest will be shown off at the Facebook Connect event on October 28. Back to Sony though, and the latest reports indicate the Japanese firm wants to make a virtual reali

Call of Duty Vanguard•
Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Publisher Activision Blizzard, responsible for the game this article refers to, is currently embroiled in ongoing litigation in regards to claims reporting a workplace culture that allegedly enabled acts of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. Read our Activision Blizzard lawsuit timeline of events for ongoing coverage of the events. Call of Duty: Vanguard won’

Gizmodo / 1h
Every year Adobe uses its Max conference to share sneak peeks at the technologies created up by the company’s R&D departments that may one day find their way into apps like Photoshop and Premiere. For 2021 that includes Project In-Between which can turn a pair of similar photos into a short animation. Read more...

On this week’s edition of Cleared for Takeoff, we’re not booking a trip to the Maldives or Europe . Instead, we’ll help reader Joey Huettemann and his wife book a luxurious celebration in the Caribbean with his points and miles. He writes: “My name is Joey and my wife and I are hoping to book a trip in spring/summer of 2022 to celebrate our late anniversary, birthday and wife’s graduation. We are

Webflow has raised more than $200 million and become a household name in the world of web design, creation and hosting. What makes Webflow special is that it has been a pioneer in the no-code space, allowing everyday, non-engineer folks to build websites without writing a single line of code. Unsurprisingly, this has caught the attention of investors and consumers alike. That includes CapitalG’s

Google Android 12L•
Google today announced a preview of Android 12L , which may sound like a new version of Android, but Google calls it “ a special feature drop that makes Android 12 even better on large screens.” The idea here is to provide users on tablets, foldables and Chrome OS laptops — anything with a screen above 600 dp — with an improved user interface. The developer preview of Android 12L is now available

US Copyright Office the•
Engadget / 1h
The right to repair movement just got a big boost from the US Copyright Office. Responding to proposals from a variety of organizations, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and iFixit , the office on Wednesday recommended new exemptions to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as it relates to the repair of consumer electronics. The statute prohibits the circumvention of s

Resetting a Mac has always been a headache: The only way to do it securely was to format the entire Mac and reinstall the OS. You had to do it every time you sold your Mac or when you encountered a grave issue with the software. Read more...

Enlarge / Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed. (credit: Razer ) At its RazerCon show last week, PC hardware company Razer announced its new Kraken gaming headsets , finally put a price tag on its RGB face mask , and released other products, like new gaming chairs . Just five days later, Razer has quietly launched another product, the Razer DeathAdder V2 X HyperSpeed . It's a wireless version of one

Google Android 12L•
Enlarge / Tablets have a dual-pane notification panel in Android 12L: The left side is quick settings, the right side is a list of notifications. (credit: Google) Have you heard about the new version of Android? No, not Android 12—that launched an entire week ago ! It's time to talk about the new new version of Android: " Android 12L ." Remember all those talks we had about a mid-cycle, tablet-fo

It looks like Vistara may soon start flying between India and the United States. However, the route isn’t what you’d expect (or maybe it is?). Vistara could launch flights to Newark Back in April 2021, I wrote about how Vistara requested permission with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to start flying to the United States. The airline didn’t at the time state which route it wa

Gizmodo / 1h
This is a special joint investigation from Earther and HEATED, a newsletter for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis. HEATED is a must-read news outlet for anyone who cares about the future of the planet. Subscribe here . Read more...

Amazon AirPlay HomeKit•
Engadget / 1h
Amazon's first in-house TVs may be showcases for Alexa, but that isn't precluding the company from supporting someone else's ecosystem. According to The Verge , Amazon has unveiled plans to add support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to both higher-end Omni and budget 4-series Fire TV sets now that they're available. You can use AirPlay 2 to cast content from your iPhone, iPad or Mac, but the H

SlashGear / 1h
As expected, today Intel officially revealed the first CPUs in the 12th-gen Core lineup. In all, there were six CPUs announced today, but it seems those are just the tip of the iceberg, as Intel says the entire 12th-gen lineup will eventually comprise more than 60 CPUs (many likely destined for pre-built machines from Intel’s manufacturing partners). Even though there’s … Continue reading

Getting the best value when buying a new phone can be tricky. You can always just buy the latest and greatest thing, but not everyone has $1,000 to drop on a new phone every year, and those expensive phones often have you pay for features that go unused. Many Americans opt for cheaper phones, but shopping on a budget under $250 does require a bit of care to make sure you get a phone that has the

The Wheel of Time Moiraine•
Mashable / 1h
Based on Robert Jordan's sprawling fantasy series, Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time tells the story of Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the powerful all-female Aes Sedai. After arriving in the small town of Two Rivers, she embarks on a dangerous journey with five traveling companions, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn. This latest trailer gives us more glimpses of Moiraine's

Mashable / 1h
Backyard and outdoor socially distanced settings have been an easy and relatively safe way to entertain and catch up with friends, but as the cooler months loom on the horizon, figuring out a way to continue with outdoor entertaining will involve creative thinking — and a couple of space heaters. Due to the rise of outdoor entertaining in response to the coronavirus pandemic, finding a great outd

“What is God? What happens when we die? Why don’t we go to church like grandma and grandpa?” Whether you’re religious or not, tackling the surprise questions about faith from your kids can catch you off guard. Fortunately, author and parenting expert Wendy Thomas Russell has already been through the experience herself… Read more...

There's a new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite on the block - well there's three actually, with a Kids' version and premium Signature Edition too - and that's pretty interesting timing, because Black Friday is just a month away. The Black Friday Amazon deals usually bring big discounts on products from the company, including Fire tablets and Echo home hubs as well as Kindle ereaders, and that means we mi

Masters Universe 2•
Gizmodo / 1h
It’s rare that trailers are as spoiler-filled as this new video for the second half of Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation , Kevin Smith ’s “continuation” of the classic ‘80s He-Man cartoon. I assume it’s in hopes of winning back some of those grumbling fans who disliked the first half of the series. I hope it… Read more...

Leading up to the release of Google’s Pixel 6, several leaks suggested a feature from older devices would make a comeback. Of course, we’re talking about Face Unlock, or “Trusted Face,” as Google once called it. Now that the Pixel 6 is here, it looks like Google skipped Face Unlock, and that’s a good thing. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google held its Android Dev Summit, and the company announced a modified version of its mobile OS called Android 12L, which is designed to tweak the core Android experience to work better on large-screen and foldable devices. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Tokyo-based company hopes the vehicle will rival the popularity of supercars.

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. The premium card market in the U.S. continues to be competitive. Earlier this year, The Platinum Card® from American Express received a major refresh with new statement credits and a new (higher) annual fee. The Business Platinum Card® from American Express followed right in that card’s footsteps with a revamp of its

SlashGear / 1h
There’s a change going on in social networking apps with Android 12, starting with Pixel 6. This device – and the Pixel 6 Pro – are both ready to roll with multi-camera use in social networking apps that are ready to implement the change. The change comes in the newest camera API with Android 12, but it doesn’t necessarily work … Continue reading

Gizmodo / 1h
Wildlife officials in Texas recently documented a peculiar natural horror: a fish with its tongue replaced by a parasitic crustacean known as an isopod. These isopods aren’t dangerous to humans and are usually not deadly to their hosts, but their unique way of life is another example of the terrors created through… Read more...

Daring Foods closed on $65 million in Series C funding Wednesday as the plant-based chicken startup launches its products into 3,000 Walmart stores nationally. Daring offers four plant-based chicken products, including Original, Lemon & Herb, Cajun and Breaded, that looks, cooks and tastes like its chicken counterpart. CEO Ross Mackay told TechCrunch that the goal of the company is to provide a p

Delta TSA PreCheck Atlanta•
Delta Air Lines , in partnership with TSA PreCheck, today announced an expansion of how it uses biometrics to let passengers drop their bags, go through security and board their plane by simply showing their face. For now, the newest part of this, the PreCheck bag-drop experience, is a pilot that’s only available in Atlanta and for Delta’s SkyMiles frequent flier program members who are also regi

Do you want to isolate your Spotify account from your Facebook account so that each account operates independently? If so, it’s easy to unlink Spotify from Facebook and we’ll show you how to do just that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dell XPS Desktop Alienware•
Dell just unveiled the next-generation XPS Desktop, the most powerful PC to ever grace the XPS lineup. Its large, roomy design and next-gen hardware make it a killer option for professionals, gamers, or PC nerds that want an upgradeable PC but can’t afford to buy individual components (which are extremely expensive right now). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple SharePlay FaceTime•
Engadget / 1h
iOS 15.1 was released yesterday , which means you can finally start checking out Apple's long-awaited SharePlay feature . After seeing how buggy it was on the iOS 15 beta , I was able to check out SharePlay this week during a briefing with Apple, and the experience was surprisingly smooth. Though SharePlay works with just a small collection of apps at the moment, it's also coming soon to Disney+,

Google Android 12L•
Engadget / 1h
In case there wasn't enough news this week, Google is revealing a new version of Android that's designed for larger screens like tablets and foldables. It's called Android 12L, and is really just a set of new features for the existing OS that are optimized for big screens. The developer preview is available today as an SDK on Google's site so app makers can begin taking in some of the new feature

Early Black Friday deals are live at Best Buy, and we've just spotted a massive price cut on Microsoft's versatile Surface Pro 7. Right now, you can get the Surface Pro 7 with a black-type cover on sale for just $599 (was $959) . That's a massive $360 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the laptop-tablet hybrid. The best part about this offer is the Best Buy Black Friday Price Guarantee

Data NetApp Cloud 2021•
Despite the unabated onslaught of cyber-attacks on cloud computing providers, a vast majority of businesses still fail to encrypt their sensitive data housed in public clouds . The 2021 Thales Global Cloud Security Study based on a survey of over 2,600 executives from 16 countries reveals that while 40% of organizations have experienced a cloud-based data breach in the past 12 months, 83% still k

Hinge Voice Prompts•
Engadget / 2h
Hinge is the latest dating app that's making a push into audio. Starting today, users can attach voice clips to profiles, in what's said to be a first for a major dating app. You can also send audio notes to your matches. You can add an audio clip to your profile by going to the Edit Profile section of the settings and selecting Voice Prompt. You can choose a prompt (a question or comment suggest

Candid looks at the inner workings of influential tech companies shouldn’t be so rare.

Lucid Air Dream Edition•
The Lucid Air offers the longest range of any EV ever made, as well as extreme horsepower and acceleration. Most impressively, the automaker has shown it is capable of not only hyping up a new car, but delivering on its promises as well. Lucid has now announced it will begin customer deliveries of its first car, the Air Dream Edition, before the end of this month. Lucid will begin deliveries this

Black Friday deals may not officially kick off for some time yet, but that hasn't stopped a range of retailers offering big discounts on survival horror Resident Evil Village - and just in time for Halloween too. In both the UK and US we're seeing big savings on the latest Resident Evil Village on PS5 and PC (sorry Xbox players). In the US, both Amazon and Walmart have cut the price of Village on

Mashable / 2h
PREORDER: As of Oct. 27, you can reserve a digital copy of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition (out Nov. 11) for $59.99 via the PlayStation Store , the Microsoft Store , the Nintendo eShop , or the Rockstar Store ; physical copies (out Dec. 7) are also up for grabs at Amazon and Best Buy . Ah shit, here we go again . Rockstar Games has officially announced the release date of G

Price Mintec 2021 Nut•
Algorithms now determine how much things cost. It’s called dynamic pricing and it adjusts according to current market conditions in order to increase profits. The rise of e-commerce has propelled pricing algorithms into an everyday occurrence—whether you’re shopping on Amazon, booking a flight, hotel or ordering an Uber. In this continuation of our series on automation and your wallet, we explore

Gizmodo / 2h
One of the Pixel lineup’s best features is Call Screen, which seamlessly roots out spam and other unwanted calls. Previously only available in U.S., Canada and Japan, the feature is now being quietly deployed in seven new markets—meaning that the global crusade against spam calls will soon gain some key allies. Read more...

100+Wired / 2h
The president's long-awaited nominees are strong proponents of narrowing the digital divide and restoring net neutrality rules.

Engadget / 2h
Electrified versions of vehicles typically end up trading eco-friendly driving for the handling of a gas-powered counterpart. Batteries are heavy and while they lower the center of gravity, the extra weight does make itself known. Enter the 2022 BMW i4 M50, the first M-powered electric BMW that makes you forget about the 4-Series with all its petrol power. Starting at $65,900, the i4 M50 is an al

Starting in 2022, American Airlines will make it possible to earn elite status entirely through cobranded credit card spending. As announced on Oct. 25, American Airlines is completely overhauling how AAdvantage members will achieve elite status next year and beyond. Various elite-qualifying metrics such as miles, segments, and dollars will fade into the past. Instead, the main metric going forwa

Update : I’ve received clarification from a Hyatt spokesperson about some frequent points of confusion, including whether peak vs. off-peak award dates can change once published, and also whether all hotels in one market will have the same peak vs. off-peak pricing on a given day. You can find the full answers below in the section titled “How are Hyatt peak & off-peak dates regulated?” World of H

Apple’s SharePlay was one of the features that didn’t make it to the final iOS 15 release . But now, with iOS 15.1 , it’s out for all iPhone and iPad users (macOS Monterey will receive the update later in the Fall). Read more...

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After spending several lifetimes playing foil to Peter Pan , Captain Hook finally finds a way out of Neverland and into the real world —where unfortunately life doesn’t get much easier. A.C. Wise, author of Wendy, Darling , explores the villainous pirate’s strange twists of fate in Hooked, a new fantasy novel arriving… Read more...

Robin Singh Contributor Robin Singh is co-founder and CTO of Doxel , provider of AI-powered Project Controls for the construction industry. The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Joe Biden’s larger domestic policy package garnered national interest because of the bipartisan struggles and brief periods of unity for the United States. Now, in the passed legislation, there is $

Dell XPS Desktop Intel•
Enlarge / Not to scale: Old Dell XPS Desktop (left) with new XPS Desktop (right). (credit: Dell) Dell's XPS Desktop is ditching the cheese-grater look in favor of something sweeter. The tower PCs announced today are 42 percent larger and have a new thermal design that flattens the previous version's bumpy, weave-like ventilation grille into a square-filled design reminiscent of waffles. The beefi

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There are thousands of games that can be played with a simple deck of cards, but Rob Halifax has found a way to make 52 cards even more versatile with a redesign that lets you play games like chess, checkers, and even dominoes with the same deck that entertains you for hours on end with Solitaire. Read more...

Norton 360 for Gamers is a version of the Norton 360 security suite which is specifically aimed at you guessed it - gamers! But if all you're doing is playing games in the comfort of your own home, why should you need an antivirus tool? In this article, we break down in detail exactly how Norton 360 for Gamers helps to protect your PC, and what additional defenses are present for gamers in partic

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Save $50: As of Oct. 27, the Lenovo M10 Plus tablet (64GB) is only $149.99 at Amazon. The 25% discount drops the tablet to its lowest price ever. If you're on a quest to find an affordable tablet, you probably have Fire tablets in mind already. But you should throw the Lenovo M10 Plus into the consideration pool, too. Lenovo's 64GB M10 Plus is $50 off at Amazon, bringing the tablet to a record lo

The Wheel of Time Amazon•
Amazon has released a new trailer for The Wheel of Time ahead of its November 19 arrival – and it looks certain to be the next big Amazon Prime Video TV show . Posting the new video to its official social media channels on Wednesday, October 27, Amazon Studios revealed a slew of new footage for its upcoming adaptation of Robert Jordan's revered fantasy novel series. The trailer is just over two m

lindahall : James Macpherson – Scientist of the Day James Macpherson, a Scottish poet, was born Oct. 27, 1736. read more…

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Bill Murray is an unpredictable man. He shows up in weird places to hang with random people, like that time in 2009 when he read poetry to construction workers . He’s certainly not above a bit of trolling, so take a grain of salt—or should I say salz —at Murray’s announcement he’s in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp … Read more...

Walt Disney World in Florida consists of four theme parks, a couple of water parks, around two dozen on-property hotels, almost too many restaurants to count and is the size of San Francisco. By contrast, Disneyland in California has just two parks, three hotels and fits in a much smaller geographical area in the middle of Anaheim. And while it does have some new rides, it’s also home to many cla

Here’s some air traffic control audio that avgeeks might enjoy. There was no danger here, or anything, but rather it’s just an interesting exchange between some Emirates pilots and air traffic controllers in Toronto. Emirates pilots confused over gate assignment This incident involves EK241, Emirates’ Airbus A380 flight between Dubai and Toronto. On this particular flight, the plane had touched d

Alienware Aurora A. Lake•
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Alienware didn't wait long to release its redesigned Aurora gaming desktop . The Dell brand has released both the Intel-powered Aurora R13 (above) and AMD-based Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 with their expected chassis redesign and, for the R13, a processor upgrade. The Intel machine now uses 12th-generation Core (aka Alder Lake) processors ranging from a 10-core 3.7GHz Core i5 through to the unlocked

Intel Core Alder Lake•
Intel has announced its 12th-generation Alder Lake-S desktop platform, bringing six new desktop processors to the table. These processors bring a truly next-generation improvement to Intel for the first time in years, and also marks the company's first major shift from Skylake, which it has been iterating on since 2015. If you've been keeping an eye on the computing world at all over the last few

At last weeks State of the Airline employee event following American’s third quarter earnings call, Raja explained the strategy and offered that we may even see a whole row given out as an elite benefit on some ultra low cost carrier partners. Continue reading ...

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An upcoming launch to deliver four astronauts to the International Space Station is ready for 3, 2, 1, blast off—oh, aside from NASA still having to approve a last-minute adjustment made to SpaceX’s leaky toilet. Read more...

This year, Apple finally listened to its user base, adding “pro” features to the MacBook Pro line like an SD card reader, HDMI port, and MagSafe charging. One feature nobody asked for, however, was the notch—the obvious camera cutout that juts into your display. If that unusual laptop design bugs you, you’ll be happy… Read more...

Intel Core Alder Lake•
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We've been hearing about Intel's powerful hybrid chips for so long , they've achieved almost mythical status. The idea behind them is intriguing: they feature both performance-cores (P-cores) and and efficient-cores (E-cores) on a single die, giving you chips that can be beefy and a bit more power-conscious, depending on the task. Previously, all of Intel's CPU cores were pretty much the same, wh

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Project CETI An interdisciplinary team of scientists have launched a project with the goal of decoding and communicating with sperm whales. That’s right. That scene from “Finding Nemo” might actually become a reality. The initiative is called Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative) , and its goal is to use artificial intelligence in order to understand the language of whales, according to

Valve Steam Halloween•
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If you have your eye on a particular game that’s available through Steam, you might want to hold off on buying for the time being. Halloween is just a few days away, and usually, Valve likes to host a short Halloween Sale for the occasion. Now, we know when the Halloween Sale will kick-off and when the rest of the … Continue reading

Abacus AI Tiger Global• wants to build an AI platform that simplifies machine learning model creation, while still leaving room for power users. Today the company announced a $50 million Series C. At the same time, it announced that the platform was expanding to include computer vision use cases. Tiger Global led the round with participation from Coatue, Index Ventures and Alkeon Capital. With today’s investme

If your computer is still running Windows 10, Microsoft might push the PC Health Check app on you whether you want to install it or not, as some users are saying that the app is being reinstalled after running Windows Update. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The bigger on the Apple iPhone 13 lineup come with a small niggle: the Camera app flickers and jumps to macro mode when you get close to a subject. Here’s how to disable Auto Macro mode switching on iPhone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Plex users find a lot of weird stuff to complain about, but everything they say about the service’s Sync feature is completely, unequivocally true. Plex Sync is supposed to let you download media files for offline use, but it doesn’t always work and sucks to use. The solution? Well, Plex is replacing Sync with a new feature called Downloads. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung Cloud Tizen•
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Samsung doesn't want to cede the game streaming space to the likes of Google , Microsoft or NVIDIA . IGN reports Samsung has teased plans for a TV-based "Cloud Game Platform" during its developer conference presentation. Details were scarce, but this would let Samsung TV owners play games without "high-end hardware." This would be more likely used to play console- or PC-quality titles, then, rath

Google Images Search•
Google is rolling out the ability for kids, teens and their parents to request to have pictures deleted from the company’s image search results. The new privacy option was one of many changes the company announced in August in an effort to preemptively build in additional protections for users under the age of 18. Google’s other planned safeguards included making video uploads private by default,

Amazon has dipped back into its $2 billion climate fund and invested in several startups, including one that is developing fast-charging technology for electric vehicles as part of the e-commerce giant’s broader effort to have net-zero carbon operations by 2040. The company said Wednesday it has invested in CMC Machinery and Resilient Power. The company put additional capital into Infinium, a ren

Sony Dolby Atmos HT-A9•
Sony Middle East & Africa has announced the launch of the HT-A9 surround sound system in the UAE. The HT-A9 is a set of four speakers which brings about an immense surround sound audio experience to your home. Availability The Sony HT-A9 is now available in the Middle East and Africa and retails for AED 7,999. Sony has also released theH T-A7000 soundbar for AED 5,999. Optional accessories includ

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is “pretty confident” that the driver will be out of Cruise vehicles by 2022, as the company looks to enter early commercial operations for autonomous robotaxi and delivery services. Her comments reiterate a timeline outlined earlier this month by Cruise CEO Dan Ammann at the automaker’s investor day. The guidance from Barra, made during an earnings call with investo

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In the summer and fall of 2020, smoke filled the skies above San Francisco, hanging heavy over the coast and bathing the city in an eerie orange glow. Massive wildfires were tearing across California, eating up piles of dead trees on the mountains and razing nearby housing developments. By the end of the year, 33 people would be killed in fires across California and 2020 would go down as the larg

Chalamet Xbox YouTube•
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Not only was Timothée Chalamet a rapper in his former life, but he was also a gamer. In an interview with pro Fortnite player Nate Hill, posted Oct. 22, the actor confirms that he used to have a YouTube channel dedicated to customizing Xbox controllers. He was known as ModdedController360. If you, like me, aren't familiar with the concept of "modding," it is essentially the act of modifying contr

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SAVE $40: As of Oct. 27, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate gaming mouse is $40 (23%) off at GameStop ahead of Black Friday (and it comes with a charging stand). You'll pay $129.99. Your PC setup is only as good as your accessories. OK, maybe that's not entirely true, but having great accessories to complement your actual PC definitely doesn't hurt. Whether it's a headset, keyboard, monitor, or mouse, i

Apple MacBook Pro Notch•
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"No way." That was my very first thought upon seeing this video from tech YouTuber, Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Lab Media. Tweet may have been deleted And that's because I actually posed the same question, sort of jokingly, in a Mashable Slack chat during the Apple Event last week: "Will the items on the Mac status bar get hidden behind the notch on the new MacBook Pros ?" I actually did not expect th

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Today we’re battling Darkrai in Pokemon GO during this monster’s Raid Hour, starting at 6PM local time. If you have the opportunity to drop in on a Darkrai raid, you’re going to want to know which Pokemon to take along to do your best in battle. And yes, there is a Shiny Darkrai in the game right now – if … Continue reading

The dream of understanding, exploring and even settlin1g other worlds is alive and well at TC Sessions: Space 2021 . On December 14-15, some of this planet’s foremost experts will be in the house to talk about lunar samples and why they’re critical to determining whether humans can live on other planets. Lunar samples, in the form of rocks, regolith or dust, offer greater insight to the origins n

Apple Music PlayStation 5•
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Spotify isn't the only service PlayStation 5 owners can stream music from while they're playing Deathloop , Returnal or other games. Starting today, you can fire up tracks from Apple Music as well. The PS5 is the first console with Apple Music integration . Subscribers can access the service's library of more than 90 million songs, playlists, Apple Music Radio and 4K music videos on a PS5. You ca

Cybersecurity researchers have helped patch a high-severity rated security flaw in a popular WordPress plugin , which could be exploited to completely wipe and reset any vulnerable Wordpress website . Discovered by Wordpress security experts Wordfence , the vulnerability exists in the Hashthemes Demo Importer plugins that boasts of more than 8,000 active installs, and is designed to help admins i

Turn down a cruise cabin upgrade? You all must think I’m crazy. And you’re right – if a cruise offers me a free suite, I’m certainly not going to say no. The sad truth is free upgrades are rare. The days of surprise upgrades from your cozy inside cabin to a spacious balcony room are mostly over. Nowadays, cruise lines expect you to pay for your cruise ship cabin upgrades. Free upgrades, when offe

If you frequent movie theaters (or used to, sigh), you’ve no doubt encountered them: The irresponsible parents who decided to take their far-too-young kids to a decidedly grownup movie instead of paying for a babysitter. My favorite example of this is the time I sat next to a pair of 5-year-olds during their opening… Read more...

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More than two years after announcing the Osmo Action , DJI is back with a new rugged camera that not only drops the Osmo name but also adopts a fresh new design. The Action 2 features a 155-degree field of view lens and 12-megapixel sensor that can capture 4K footage at up to 120 frames per second, and 240 frames per second slow-motion video at 1080p. In 2021, that’s not impressive for an action

RENT Runway IPO Nasdaq•
It’s early in the Wednesday trading session, meaning that we’re waiting on the first trades of Rent the Runway stock on the public markets. But what we do know is that the company priced at $21 per share , giving it a valuation of $1.33 billion using a simple share count and around $1.47 billion on a fully diluted basis. For a company last valued at around $1 billion in 2019 , those figures may n

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Gringo , a Brazilian startup that has built an app aimed at supporting drivers in a variety of ways, has raised $8 million in a new round of funding. Kaszek led the financing, which also included participation from GFC and OneVC. Kaszek also led the company’s seed round in 2020. The latest investment brings its total raised to $10 million since its 2019 inception. São Paulo-based Gringo’s self-pr

AMD EPYC Q3 Quarter 2021•
AMD has clocked another record-setting quarter piggybacking on the doubling of data center sales, with a significant increase in the shipments of the third-gen EPYC Milan processors. “AMD had another record quarter as revenue grew 54% and operating income doubled year-over-year,” observed AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su commenting on Q3 2021’s $4.3 billion revenue. Recounting some of its bigges

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81 percent. That’s the current battery level on the pair of Urbanista’s Los Angeles headphones sitting on my desk. When I took them out of the box about a week ago, the battery level was 75 percent. Number of charges? Zero. Hours of use? Around 10. In short, with some fairly typical listening and precisely no interaction with a charging cable, the headphones have more battery life than when I rec

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Eternals might be the first Marvel Studios movie that doesn’t benefit from being a Marvel Studios movie. After over a decade of interconnected films , the company has carefully crafted audience expectations. To us, a Marvel movie has a certain undeniable energy; a blend of action, humor, and heart that’s aimed to… Read more...

Nintendo Switch N64•
Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack has certainly gotten off to a rocky start. Between the substantial price hike over the base subscription cost and just a handful of N64 and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive games available at launch, the value proposition is a little lacking. And that's before taking into account technical issues players reported with the N64 emulation from day one. The service shou

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The best early Black Friday deals on Blink security cameras as of Oct. 27: BEST FOR OUTSIDE: Blink Outdoor three-camera kit — $169.99 (save 32%) BEST FOR INSIDE: Blink Indoor camera — $59.99 (save 25%) BEST FOR APARTMENTS: Blink Mini indoor camera — $24.99 (save 29%) If you're planning on traveling to see family this holiday season, you should prep your home for your absence. One step to take is

Instagram Stories Link•
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It's finally happening: Anyone can add links to their Stories on Instagram. Seriously. On Wednesday, Instagram announced an update that will allow anyone and everyone to add links in their Stories. Previously, that was a convenience afforded only to verified accounts or users 10,000 followers or more. But now, Instagram is opening up the feature to everyone else on the app. "From organizing and e

Microsoft Plans Data•
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Ahead of the UN's COP26 climate change conference, which starts on Sunday, Microsoft has revealed more details about its plans to make its data centers greener. Among those is a goal of reducing the amount of water its data centers use by 95 percent by 2024 — around 5.7 billion liters each year. Data centers often use water to keep servers cool. Microsoft has researched server performance at high

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is a well-rounded and respectable premium travel credit card . It’s been a TPG reader favorite since its launch in 2016. But not a whole lot has changed with the card since then. The card’s fee recently increased to $550 (previously $450), with only the addition of a few niche perks to show for it ( Lyft Pink membership and Peloton statement credits come to mind). Other

librarycompany : “I say damnation to them that takes a lefe (sic) out of my Book or Borrows one from me” -Henry Savidge Book curses are not to be taken lightly, especially when found in a copy of “Satan’s Invisible World Discovered” and written by someone with a savage last name. George Sinclair. Satan’s invisible world discovered. (Glasgow, 1769)

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If you were waiting for a point at which Chris Evans’ Captain America were able to be brought back to life, you might like this movie trailer. The movie is Lightyear – a spin-off of Toy Story, made to show the “origin” of the character Buzz Lightyear*. This is a 3D animation sort of film, directed by Angus MacLane, based … Continue reading

Fortnite Chapter 2 has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. After ending Chapter 1 on the high that was Fortnite's Season X, Epic Games steadily lost a lot of good favor with fans, as Chapter 2 seasons felt inconsequential. Near world-ending events and impressive new features would be periodically brushed aside as if nothing happened, which didn't seem right. Enter Season 8, though, and all was fo

We’re still almost a full month out from the official start of the shopping season, yet the early Black Friday deals are already starting to roll in. Western Digital has slashed almost a third off the price of its 1TB WD_Black SN750 NVMe SSD, which is now available for just £89.99 from the official store. We rarely hand out perfect scores here on TechRadar, but this M.2 SSD earned a full five sta

Instagram Stories Link•
Instagram has announced that Link Stickers are rolling out to everyone on the Stories feature. Previously available for businesses and influencers, now anyone can create a story and attach a web link, making it much easier for anyone to find their favourite product or brand. Instagram Stories enable a user to create a quick snapshot of what they may have seen on their travels, and this Story can

Pokimane RTS Twitch•
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It can be difficult to 'make it' as a full-time streamer, but Pokimane (aka Imane Anys) thinks there's a better way to nurture budding internet broadcasters. The well-known Twitch personality is co-founding RTS , a talent management and brand consulting company that plans to fix "what is broken" for both game streamers and esports. The firm will rethink management to help creators run a "stable b

Instagram Stories Link•
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If you haven't yet been able to add a sticker containing a link to an Instagram Story, fret not. The platform has been gradually expanding access to the feature over the last several months , and now Instagram says it's rolling out the option to just about everyone. It works in a similar way to any other sticker in Stories. Tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen, scroll down to or search f

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For the first time ever, people recently spent more time on Facebook Gaming than YouTube Gaming watching their favorite streamers. That’s according to Streamlabs, which published its Q3 2021 Live Streaming Industry Report on Wednesday. The company says viewers watched 1.29 billion hours of content on Facebook Gaming between August and September, representing a 9.2 percent increase from the previo

Icon Lennar 3D Austin•
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3D Printing Suburb A Texas startup wants to build a community of a hundred 3D printed homes — which would make it the largest such community in the US. Icon, a startup that 3D prints buildings , is working with Florida-based construction company Lennar Corp to build the houses near Austin in 2022, according to The Wall Street Journal . The partners hope to use Icon’s 3D printing technology to sid

Farming is the most fundamental activity of civilization. Efficient, reliable and abundant food allows the great majority of people today to eschew cultivating plants and raising livestock and instead pursue every other activity that makes up an economy. It’s also an enterprise that has seen extensive innovation over the millennia, and farming has never been more efficient than it is today. Unfor

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Food is the very nourishment of life, but it’s also becoming increasingly challenging to grow at scale. A combination of explosive and unsustainable population growth, human-made climate change and depleted sources of clean water is contributing to overcultivation across the world. For its many advocates, vertical farming is a critical piece to solving that puzzle, even as skeptics cite its inten

“The first thing you notice is just the smell,” chief science officer of Bowery Farming Henry Sztul says excitedly. “It’s got that smell, right?” There’s a kind of visceral sense memory that hits you as you enter Farm Zero, a Proustian moment that overtakes the senses after years of living in a major city. It smells like greenhouses and grow rooms: fresh, alive and a dramatic contrast from the wo

Agriculture has a 10,000-year history, and it’s predominantly a history of technology. Developments from the plow and wheel to enclosures and the modern mechanical miracles of gas-powered tractors and sorters have consistently improved crop yields, allowing humanity to expand from tens of millions of people to a global population projected to top 10 billion this century. When it comes to the next

There are several plastic clamshells sitting in front of me on a conference room table — around 20 or so boxes, labels facing forward, with a plate of turnips and a tub of those R&D strawberries we saw back in part two . It’s a nice photo opportunity, backdropped by Bowery Farming’s impressive grow system and a good visual representation of the product’s life cycle. More importantly, it’s a remin

Instagram Stories Link•
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Instagram announced on Wednesday that all users now have access to its Link Sticker feature in Instagram Stories. The expansion comes as the company recently ditched the “swipe-up” link in Instagram Stories in favor of the new Link Stickers. Both the previous “swipe-up” link and new Link Sticker feature have been historically limited to businesses and high-profile creators. The company says link

Spotify Q3 Europe 75%•
In September, analysts at eMarketer predicted Spotify was poised to overtake Apple Podcasts in U.S. listenership sometime this year. Today, Spotify announced for the first time it may have succeeded on that front. During the company’s Q3 2021 earnings call, the company said that according to Edison Research and its own internal sources, it “recently became” the No. 1 podcast platform U.S. listene

C. Evans Buzz Lightyear•
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With four movies under its belt, the Toy Story franchise remains the undeniable crown jewel in Pixar's portfolio. But after Toy Story 4 put something of a boy on Woody's story, the focus is now shifting to Buzz Lightyear. The first trailer for Lightyear just arrived, and it sure paints a different picture than what we're used to in the Toy Story universe. For one, the titular character isn't a to

With the power of Paramount’s film library, Paramount+ is full of movies from a variety of genres, including plenty of spooky and scary options for Halloween. Here are the best Halloween movies to stream on Paramount+. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

One of the drawbacks of installing smart bulbs is that your light switches suddenly become useless. You may even tape them into the “ON” position to keep family members and guests from deactivating your smart bulbs. That’s why Wyze is launching a smart, programmable light switch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon AWS AI Habana•
Amazon’s cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS) , has launched a new class of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances designed exclusively for training machine learning ( ML ) models. Known as DL1, the new EC2 instances are powered by Gaudi accelerators from Intel-owned Habana Labs, and according to AWS provide up to 40% better price performance for training ML models as compared to th

Relationships are tricky things. Sometimes, you can find yourself in a romantic entanglement that isn’t totally on and isn’t totally off; you and your sometimes-partner are just in a state of flux, breaking up, getting back together, sleeping together, but not ever really making it work. Read more...

Instagram Stories Link•
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Instagram’s arbitrary rules for who gets to post links have always been frustrating. But now, the social media platform will allow anyone to post links in their Stories. Yes, anyone. Read more...

Oil’s California Big•
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Big Oil has had a reckoning with the public . It’s had a reckoning in court . And on Thursday, it will have a reckoning in front of Congress’ most powerful committee. Read more...

Olympus OM System MFT•
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Last year, Olympus announced it was getting out of the camera business . And today, the company taking over Olympus’ camera division has announced a new brand name for the business going forward: OM System. Read more...

Despite an impressive growth run on its way to the public markets, when Robinhood did finally price its IPO, the result was a bit slack. The consumer-friendly trading platform priced at the lower end of its IPO range and traded lower in its opening session . For a company that rode a boom in consumer saving and investing activity , it was a sort of odd final entry in its private life. The Exchang

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In the short time I’ve had the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series on the SlashGear review bench, I’ve found the hardware to be highly decent. The controller is light but solid, small but not too small to fit naturally in my hand. The TV set is large, bright, colorful, and viewable from effectively any angle. The setup process was dead … Continue reading

Black Friday is still a good month away but that hasn't stopped Smarty from getting into the spirit early. Offering a massive 50% off one of its SIM only deals , Smarty currently has one of the best cheap offers around. Right now, you can get Smarty's 12GB of data plan for only £4 a month . That's down from its original price of £8 and currently the cheapest price on the market. The next nearest

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DJI today announced the DJI Action 2, a modular action camera that will serve as the successor to 2019’s Osmo Action. A lot is changing with this new camera, which features a very different design from its predecessor and supports a number of modular accessories. It certainly seems to be a refinement of DJI’s efforts to go toe-to-toe with the … Continue reading

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It doesn’t matter how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you shell out for an audiophile-grade home stereo, a recorded piano performance will never sound as good as a live one on an actual piano, so Steinway is finally introducing a feature that allows live performances to be streamed and performed, in real-time,… Read more...

The notch has been a significant talking point with the new MacBook Pro. Some fans have defended the design choice as a way to increase the overall amount of screen real estate. However, it doesn’t look like the OS is playing nicely with the notch in all cases, at least for now. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

November is always a busy season for new books, with publishers getting out some of their most-anticipated titles ahead of the holiday buying rush. This month, those books include deep-dive nonfiction, plenty of genre fiction for every taste, and at least one sequel that readers have been waiting on for years! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

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SAVE $50: As of Oct. 27, you can grab the limited edition Jonathan Adler Keurig K-Mini coffee maker at Best Buy for only $49.99. That's a 50% discount. Coffee makers are one of the best holiday presents for the coffee connoisseur in your life, but what happens when you know a coffee lover who's also a design aficionado? You can't just get them any old coffee maker. Luckily, this Jonathan Adler Ke

Uber Hertz 50000 Tesla•
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Your Uber ride is getting an electric upgrade. By 2023, Uber is expected to provide 50,000 Tesla cars available to rent for its U.S. drivers. Starting on Nov. 1, Uber drivers will be able to rent Teslas via Hertz's rental program beginning in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Washington DC. A nationwide rollout will launch in the weeks following. This news comes off the heels of Hertz or

Pro-I Sony Xperia 1•
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The Xperia 1 III looks a lot like the smartphones that came before it. If it wasn’t for the matte finish, it would be almost identical to last year’s Xperia 1 II . Sony has stuck to its unusual elongated smartphone form factor while upgrading the screen itself, as well as the cameras. Yet again, this phone is pitched at a particular kind of smartphone shopper. That’s no bad thing, especially in a

Yesterday we learned about how American is radically transforming the AAdvantage program , with the introduction of Loyalty Points. One of the interesting new opportunities here is to earn AAdvantage elite status exclusively through credit card spending. In this post I wanted to do some number crunching on the value proposition of that. Credit card spending counts towards AAdvantage elite status

Breeze Airways launched earlier this year as one of the nation’s newest startup carriers. The hotly anticipated inaugural was the latest from serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman, perhaps best known in the U.S. for founding JetBlue. Since its mid-May launch, the airline, which had been in the works for at least three years under codename “Moxy,” has connected 16 midsized markets with 39 rou

Indian Ant Paytm IPO•
Paytm, one of India’s most valuable startups, is seeking to raise as much as $2.4 billion in what is shaping up to be the biggest initial public offering in the country at a valuation of $20 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter and internal documents seen by TechCrunch. Paytm filed the paperwork for an IPO with the local regulator in July this year . The startup, which has ra

TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube are facing claims they are failing to protect children.

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The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) kicks off on Sunday, and ahead of it some of tech's biggest companies are announcing new initiatives. Amazon is investing in three companies working on creating sustainable technology as part of its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund . The first of these companies is Resilient Power, a company working to make delivering electricity from the power grid and deli

20Lifehacker / 4h
I’m addicted to documentaries about cults. I’m generally fascinated by extreme beliefs, and the fact that the genre provides us with filmed evidence of the way even the most obscure swami’s followers feel driven to immortalize their Chosen One’s enlightened teaching provides rich insight into our inherent desire to… Read more...

32Gizmodo / 4h
Scientific knowledge is ever-evolving and, ideally, self-correcting. Few fields demonstrate that better than the world of nutrition science. In the past, for instance, diet gurus and researchers have made declarations about the ills of having anything more than a little fat, no matter the kind; same with cholesterol.… Read more...

Uber Hertz 50000 Tesla•
32TechCrunch / 4h
Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Verizon partners with Amazon to offer satellite internet in rural areas LG will cover nearly the entire cost of GM’s Chevy Bolt EV recall It’s now clear why Hertz is buying a so many Tesla cars . The company is making up to 50,000 Tesla EVs available for rent solely to Uber ridesharing drivers

To make its spreadsheet software easier to use, particularly on devices with smaller screen real estate, Google has decided to make a couple of functional, as well as cosmetic changes to Google Sheets . For starters, the menu bar, as well as the right-click menu, have both been shortened to better fit on a smaller screen, and to prevent menu items from being hidden off-screen. Some features were

In the coming years, mobility solutions—or how we get from point A to point B—will bridge the gap between ground and air transportation—yes, that means flying cars. Technological advancements are transforming mobility for people and, leading to unprecedented change. Nand Kochhar, vice president of automotive and transportation for Siemens Software says this transformation extends beyond transport

100+Gizmodo / 4h
The idea of Pixar returning to the world of Toy Story in order to dig deeper into the lives of flesh and blood humans might not sound like the most promising premise on its face, but the first teaser trailer for director Angus McClain’s Lightyear makes it seems like the studio’s figured out a way to pull the concept… Read more...

Kevin Hart Wesley Snipes•
Mashable / 4h
Kevin Hart's next big thing for Netflix ( after Fatherhood ) is... quite a bit different! In this trailer for the limited series True Story , Hart stars as a famous comedian of Eddie Murphy proportions who finds himself in trouble with the law and other, seemingly less savory gun-toting types after his brother, played by Wesley Snipes, shows up. There's not a whole lot of specifics to take from t

Mashable / 4h
Unless you've been completely off the grid for 18 months, you probably know that the pricey cult-favourite Peloton bikes are more in-demand than ever. As gyms and fitness studios closed their doors during the pandemic and everyone began working out at home, cardio equipment — especially exercise bikes — became must have items. They’re perfect for working off stress, staying active while being coo

Mashable / 4h
We all love a bit of handy tech. Especially if you’re someone who likes to stay on top of your fitness. It’s now possible to have seriously hi-tech gear in the home — or even just a simple app on the phone — to ensure you’re always in tiptop condition. Especially good if there’s, hmmmm , a global pandemic for instance that forces us to workout at home. Needless to say, we’re all much more used to

C. Evans Buzz Lightyear•
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If you're looking for Tim Allen's take on Buzz Lightyear, Lightyear isn't the movie for you. Pixar's upcoming film doesn't follow the beloved toy from the Toy Story series. Instead, it focuses on Buzz's origin story: a story, I can only presume, that was specifically created by a toy company to sell more toys. However, this being Pixar, there's sure to be a lot more emotion involved. If we're bei

The Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt is back in business – and definitely deserves a place in your aviation bucket list. This space, located in a standalone building set apart from the main terminals at the carrier’s mega-hub in Frankfurt, is designed to provide a seamless pre-flight ground experience for the airline’s most premium passengers. Once inside, it’s immediately clear that t

The new American Airlines elite status-earning system going into effect next year makes it super easy to keep elite status if you engage with the program across a variety of earning streams, rather than just by flying. Here are 10 takeaways on what's going on with the new program. Continue reading ...

55Lifehacker / 4h
If you struggle to maintain a consistent household budget, consider a simple formula—the 50/20/30 rule for tracking your expenses. Really more of a guideline than anything, the 50/20/30 rule divides up your spending into three categories to keep you on budget: needs, wants, and savings. To give you an idea of how it… Read more...

Quavo Adidas Three•
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Zound, the Swedish company which produces headphones under the Urbanears and Marshall brands, is bringing its true wireless audio smarts to its line of Adidas headphones . Today, it is pushing out a trio of true wireless buds for folks who want to look sporty and stylish without compromising on quality. The flagship is the Z.N.E. 01 ANC, a pair of active noise-cancelling buds with swappable ear t

Engadget / 4h
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is ready to deploy the autonomous passenger boat it's been developing over the past six years. The vehicle, called the Roboat , has been through multiple iterations — just last year, the lab tested a version that can carry two passengers. This year, Roboat's creators are launching its full-scale version, which can carry up to f

Engadget / 4h
LinkedIn is introducing dedicated remote, hybrid and on-site search filters to help users on their next job hunt. You’ll see the labels when using the social network’s job search and Open to Work features . In the latter case, taking advantage of the filters will privately inform recruiters of the type of work you’re looking for, which the company says should help the right job find you. At the s

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Digital real estate marketplace Zillow has been hemorrhaging cash in the home-buying arms race in certain markets, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, after the company tweaked its algorithm to jack up the bids it offered on real estate. Read more...

Your iPad’s 10.2-inch display is great for watching movies and playing games, but you’ll want a case to protect that glass screen from scratches and cracks. These are the best cases for the 2021 iPad, also known as the 9th-generation iPad, as well as the 8th-gen iPad released in 2020. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Shopping for a fan of The Office? These gifts range from the subtle to the silly—and you’re sure to find the perfect thing for your superfan. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

It’s go-time, folks. Get ready to soak up the latest tech and investing trends, receive actionable tips and advice and see the future trajectory of software-as-a-service. TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 kicks off today, and while SaaS has been around for quite some time, its continued momentum is undeniable and the ecosystem surrounding it just keeps…getting…bigger. Last-minute decision makers: No judgeme

Hello and welcome back to Equity . This is a special, if somewhat bittersweet episode. It marks the final official podcast with our own Danny Crichton , who is off to other pastures in short order. Danny stepped in when we lost a host a few years back, and has been both a staple and a pillar of the show since. We’re going to miss the ever-loving heck out of him. But the show must go on, so we spe

Puffco is announcing a new upgrade to its over-the-top Peak Pro vaporizer that increases the smoking experience and improves battery life. This upgrade requires users to swap the cooking chamber of their Peak Pro, but a sleek design makes this easy. The new chamber comes just after announcing a clever battery-powered hot knife that makes loading the vape clean and easy. No one said smoking dabs s

Apple China iPhone 12•
Engadget / 5h
It's not just Brazil pressuring Apple to include chargers with iPhones . According to Vice and Shanghai Law Journal , university students in China have sued Apple for not including a charger with an iPhone 12 Pro Max . They claimed the included USB-C to Lightning cable wasn't compatible with other chargers, leaving one student unable to charge the phone as advertised. The plaintiffs also didn't b

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned platform for those connecting with others in their fields of work and those looking for work, has been known best in recruitment for sourcing candidates and advertising job openings for permanent work. Now, to complement that, LinkedIn is opening up a new front in the job market for freelancers. Today it is taking the wraps off its Service Marketplace, a new feature

42TechCrunch / 5h
This morning Brazilian neobank Nu, better known as Nubank, announced that it has filed to go public. Today its S-1 filing remains private, but the announcement of its existence implies that Nu is on track to go public soon, perhaps inside of 2021. The company filed with both the American Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) in Brazi, it saidl. Per

Nvidia has created what it claims is the ‘world’s smallest gaming arcade’, which is essentially a repurposed British red phone box that’s packed with the hardware necessary to allow for GeForce Now streaming (which is relatively modest hardware, as the whole point is that you don’t need one of the best gaming PCs for cloud gaming). This mini-arcade-in-a-phone-box offers GeForce Now via a 5G conne

Mashable / 5h
It’s gift guide season again. That’s right, gift ideas for couples , gift ideas for her , and suggestions for every hyper-specific type of person in between have been all over the internet since September. It gets earlier every year, as they say. But what’s the one thing that always gets left to the last minute? That’s right, the humble stocking stuffer. Yes, stocking stuffers are small — and the

Hinge Voice Prompts•
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Single and a fan of voice notes? Great news! Hinge is launching two audio features: voice prompts and voice notes. From today, the new additions are available to all Hinge users globally. What's a voice prompt? Well, Hinge profiles currently let users leave written prompts that allow you to express your personality, giving potential matches a question or comment they can respond to. Voice prompts

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OK, here we are again. It’s that time of year when the act of finding the perfect gift is not only a drain on your wallet, but on your mental capacity as well. Thinking up gift ideas — plus tracking them down — requires serious thought. Not to mention a bit of stress thrown in for good festive measure. In fact, this gift buying malarkey can really zap your spirit. Fear not. If you're all out of g

C. Evans Buzz Lightyear•
The trailer for Disney and Pixar's next big blockbuster, Lightyear, has landed. And you can watch the new debut trailer below. Lightyear will bring us the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, a name and face that any Toy Story aficionado would recognize. But where Buzz, up until now, was a toy based on a (we assumed) fictional figure in the Toy Story movies, in Lightyear we're given a full back story

46Lifehacker / 5h
An ideal fried egg is crispy on the edges and bottom, with a barely set or runny yolk, depending on your personal preference. I like frying mine in what some would consider to be “ too much butter .” Often, I will let the butter brown first, then add the egg. Once the edges are crispy and the white is set, I will slide… Read more...

34Gizmodo / 5h
Robbie Amell talks about stepping into Chris Redfield’s zombie-stomping shoes for Resident Evil . Doctor Who teases a historical scrap with the Sontarans. Plus, a new look at Last Night in Soho , and what’s to come on Stargirl , Star Trek: Prodigy , and more. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Hinge Voice Prompts•
28TechCrunch / 5h
Hinge is rolling out a new ‘Voice Prompts’ feature to give its users a new way to connect with their matches. Voice Prompts will allow users to answer a prompt through a 30-second voice recording. The new feature is rolling out globally starting today. Hinge says the new feature allows people to give others a glimpse into their personality and perhaps hint at what a first date would be like. The

FCC China US Chinese•
China Telecom must withdraw its communications services in the US within 60 days after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoked its authorisation to operate. An ‘order of revocation and termination’ was issued to China Telecom Americas after the FCC ruled that the division was a subsidiary of the Chinese government and that this was unacceptable on national security grounds. “Today’

Microsoft Store 10•
Rudy Huyn, Architect of the Microsoft Store, has confirmed that the redesigned Store is coming to Windows 10 users who are currently signed into the Insider program. The new Microsoft Store was a big tentpole feature that Microsoft showcased when Windows 11 was first announced. For years, the Windows Store, which first debuted in Windows 8, was difficult to navigate, mainly due to the many junk a

Engadget / 5h
Apple has announced that it's "more than doubled" the number of suppliers committed to using clean energy and unveiled new measures toward its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 . It's unveiling the initiatives ahead of COP26, the upcoming UN conference that many observers feel will not produce the breakthroughs needed to achieve aims set at the Paris climate accord. As part of its 2020 environ

Uber Hertz 50000 Tesla•
Engadget / 5h
It's now clear why Hertz is buying a so many Tesla cars . The company is making up to 50,000 Tesla EVs available for rent solely to Uber ridesharing drivers in the US starting on November 1st. Workers in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC will have the option of paying $334 per week (eventually dropping to $299 "or lower") for a package that includes a Model 3, insurance and

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / A view of NASA's SLS rocket, nearly fully assembled, in September 2021. (credit: NASA) NASA has asked the US aerospace industry how it would go about "maximizing the long-term efficiency and sustainability" of the Space Launch System rocket and its associated ground systems. The request comes as NASA and its chief contractor for the rocket, Boeing, are nearing the launch pad after a lon

50Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images) In the first half of this guide to personal digital security, I covered the basics of assessing digital risks and protecting what you can control: your devices. But the physical devices you use represent only a fraction of your overall digital exposure. According to a report by Aite Group , nearly half of US consumers exper

41How-To Geek / 5h
Microsoft has Chromebooks in its sights, as the company is reportedly working on Windows 11 SE. The new version of Windows would come installed on affordable Surface devices targeted at the K-12 education market and designed to take on Chromebooks. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It’s fun to see all the new Android phones hitting the market, full of spec improvements and even the occasional inventive design. Because a smartphone is something most of us use frequently throughout the day, a new Android phone makes a fantastic holiday gift for pretty much everyone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The DJI Action 2 is a dramatic overhaul of the drone giant's previous action camera, the DJI Osmo Action – and while its modular design is clever and versatile, the downsides mean it's a little too niche to worry the GoPro Hero 10 Black . (Want to jump to our in-depth verdict? Check out our full DJI Action 2 review ). The DJI Action 2 crosses the cube-like design of the now-discontinued GoPro Her

Black Friday is still weeks away but the early deals have already started. Right now you can find great savings across TCL's entire 2021 TV range at Best Buy , Walmart , and Amazon US . (Not in the US? See more TCL TV deals in your region just below.) Given that TCL's sets were already sat at a budget-friendly price, these savings - such as $250 off this 55-inch Mini-LED 4K QLED (now $699.99) or

Groopit $2M Pre Help•
Groopit , an early stage startup from a 20-year Microsoft veteran, wants to help companies crowdsource data from information supplied by employees working in the field. Today, the company announced a $2 million pre-seed round led by with participation from a group of investors that includes Voyager Capital and Vulcan Capital. The startup has raised $3.1 million since inception, accordin

Panda Express Beyond•
After a limited-edition pilot announced over the summer, Panda Express announced this morning that it will be bringing Beyond Meat-based orange chicken to 70 locations across the U.S. Initially introduced at a handful of locations in New York City and Southern California, the plant-based entrée is coming to additional locations in California, New York, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Washingto

DJI’s second-generation GoPro killer couldn’t look better… on paper. The stunning little Action 2 is compact and boasts a full-featured list of specs with a fascinating modular design which allows users to augment the functionality of a core camera unit. It honestly looks like what Apple would create if they were tasked with redesigning the GoPro Session camera of yesteryear. It comes in dual var

Bang & Olufsen Cisco•
One of the world's most famous audio brands is looking to add a bit of glamour to your video conferencing calls with a super-smart new release. Ban & Olufsen has teamed up with Cisco to release the (somewhat originally-titled) Bang & Olufsen Cisco 980 headphones. The partners say that the new headset targets hybrid workers looking to split their time between home and the office, but also looking

35Gizmodo / 5h
It’s tough to pack a lot of features into today’s tiny actions cams. But with DJI’s new Action 2, the company has come up with a novel twist that makes customizing your mobile video rig for your needs a whole lot easier. Read more...

Futurism / 5h
Now that Apple Pay has so many options , making payments is smoother and more secure than ever before. But that’s no reason to pay more than you have to when making purchases online. Capital One Shopping is offering a free and easy way to save money while shopping online even if you aren’t a Capital One customer. After unsuccessfully searching for discount codes so many more times than finding on

With American Express cards offering so many attractive welcome bonuses and generous category bonuses, it’s easy to earn a lot of Membership Rewards points. American Express recently launched yet another great welcome offer: Business owners can use The Business Platinum Card® from American Express to earn 120,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases in the first

Amazon Echo Frames•
Engadget / 5h
When Amazon’s Echo Frames smart glasses first became widely available, we found they were capable if somewhat boring. There simply weren’t many styles, colors and sizes to choose from at launch. Thankfully, Amazon is working to address that issue. The company is introducing two new colors called “Quartz Grey” and “Pacific Blue.” Amazon will offer both with a variety of lens options, including one

Adobe AI PIB Photos•
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At its annual design conference each year, Adobe shows off the new features coming to its range of Creative Cloud apps. The company also has a tradition of previewing experimental tools that may make it to the likes of Photoshop and others. As part of its "sneaks" session today, Adobe will demo Project In-Between: an AI-based tool that creates what the company calls "living photos" from separate

43Wired / 5h
Forget about that patchy internet connection and dead spots with one of these WIRED-tested systems.

The dream of running Android apps on your PC finally came true with Windows 11. There’s a lot of potential for this exciting feature. We’ll show you how to set it up and install your first Android app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

One of the highlights of Adobe’s annual MAX conference is its so-called ‘Sneaks’ session, where the company shows off some of its most cutting-edge research projects . Some of these make it into the mainline Creative Cloud apps and some simply remain cool demos. At this year’s MAX, one of the most interesting sneaks is Project Strike a Pose. Here is the problem it tries to solve: sometimes, you m

Share TikTok Kapwing•
36TechCrunch / 5h
TikTok announced today it’s expanding its Video Kit offering for developers to include those building apps for the web, desktop, and consoles, in addition to its previous support for mobile platforms. Alongside the news, the company unveiled a host of new third-party apps that would now integrate with TikTok, including Clipchamp, Combo, Grabyo, Kapwing, Mobcrush, and LG U+. Video Kit is TikTok’s

SoftBank OurCrowd Israel•
64TechCrunch / 5h
Israeli venture platform OurCrowd today announced that SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 has made a $25 million convertible equity investment into the firm. As part of this deal, OurCrowd is also entering into a strategic partnership with SoftBank Investment Advisers (SBIA) to “consider investment opportunities via OurCrowd ’s online venture capital investment platform” and jointly evaluate market trends.

AT&T Ford Lightning•
SlashGear / 6h
AT&T has announced that it has teamed up with Ford to improve wireless connectivity speed inside the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, part of the Dearborn Rouge site. The facility will be the hub for EV production for Ford moving into the future. AT&T has outfitted the facility with secure next-generation 5G cellular connectivity. The wireless carrier says the private 5G … Continue reading

Engadget / 6h
The holiday shopping season is a good time to invest in smart home gadgets since many are heavily discounted. And with the season starting earlier than ever this year, we're already seeing good discounts on things like home security cameras. Amazon has a good sale right now on Blink cameras , knocking them down to near record lows. A one-camera Blink Outdoor kit is down to $70, while it's Indoor

24TechCrunch / 6h
A typical enterprise grapples with hundreds or thousands of agreements, contracts and other legal documents every year, and it usually engages costly legal counsel either inside or outside the company to assess those documents on their behalf. Now, a startup called InCloudCounsel that is part RPA and part BPO — it has built tools to both automate and, in some cases, outsource this work — is annou

SlashGear / 6h
NASA has been conducting some incredible science on the surface of Mars with its Perseverance Mars rover and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Ingenuity was a particularly important experiment that showed controlled flight was possible on another planet for the first time. Ingenuity performed so well that its mission was extended. It’s still helping the Perseverance science team explore the Red … Co

Shiru $17M Series Novel•
20TechCrunch / 6h
Protein biochemist Dr. Jasmin Hume was working in the alternative food space when she saw an opportunity to evolve technology so that our global food industry can reduce its reliance on animals. She started Shiru in 2019, and the company uses a “precision fermentation” process to create plant-based ingredients for food companies. The result has similar taste, texture, versatility and cost at scal

Earlier this year European startup Sunday raised $100 million in a Series A raise led by US investors Coatue and DST Global, just five months after launching. The proposition was relatively simple and pretty much tailor-made for the Covid-19 era: diners scan a QR code to download an app, and then split the bill between friends as well as tip the staff, without needing to interact with wait staff.

A good computer is understandably expensive, but it sometimes feels like it isn’t worth the sticker price. After a few years of use, many laptops and PCs start to run slow; typical tasks are no longer as easy as they once were, and you find yourself eyeing the new computers on the market. But before you drop $2,000 on … Read more...

100+The Points Guy / 6h
I’m a firm believer that we’re still living in the golden age of travel . It has just evolved. While the days of onboard piano bars and chateaubriand sliced in the aisle may be gone, flying private has become more accessible than ever. More and more companies are introducing their own versions of semiprivate jet travel — where you enjoy the convenience of flying out of private terminals but share

Meghan Twitter Harry•
Engadget / 6h
Most of the Harry-and-Meghan hate you see on Twitter comes from a relatively small number of accounts, according to Bot Sentinel. The Twitter analytics service has published a report examining activity on the website related to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and found that around 70 percent of the hateful and negative comments about the couple originated from 83 accounts. That signifies targeted

GM Limited Bolt Michigan•
SlashGear / 6h
GM confirmed this week that it intends to resume limited production of the Bolt electric vehicle at the Orion assembly plant in Michigan. Production of the Bolt has been halted since August when GM was forced to issue a massive recall of the electric vehicle due to defective batteries that have caused multiple fires. As a result, GM was unable … Continue reading

The age of in-person events and company conferences could soon be at an end, if Zoom has anything to do with it. The video conferencing firm has revealed that customers can now host fully-fledged conferences online using its Zoom Events platform. Promising everything needed to run conference-scale virtual events , Zoom says that the new upgrade will help lessen the stress of hosting such online c

SlashGear / 6h
The 2022 Dodge Charger and Challenger are now available with two new appearance packages just in time for Halloween: HEMI Orange and SRT Black. The HEMI Orange is exclusive to the GT RWD and Scat Pack Widebody variants of the Dodge Charger and Challenger, paying homage to the iconic bright orange Hemi engines powering Dodge muscle cars since the 1960s. … Continue reading

From our picture files: “Abbott’s guillotine does a neat job of beheading a pretty damsel”

Engadget / 6h
The Instant Pot is frequently one of the best-selling kitchen appliances thanks to its multicooking capabilities. It can be a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a pressure cooker, and some models even let you make yogurt. A few years ago, the company released the Instant Pot Smart WiFi, which let you control it remotely from your phone. Now, there’s a brand new connected model called the Instant Pot Pro

200+Wired / 6h
With CRT at the forefront of national debate, these free online resources will bring you up to speed.

It’s possible I’m reading too much into this, but it sure seems to me like American Airlines may be planning on adding flights to Mumbai in the not-too-distant future. American Airlines’ expansion to India For the past several years, American Airlines has been weak in some major international markets where United Airlines has grown significantly — India and Israel. That is finally changing: Ameri

200+The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: This story has been updated JetBlue is running a massive sale with fares as low as $31 each way on Book Wednesday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 29, to snag low fares on select JetBlue routes, for travel between Nov. 1 and Dec. 16, as part of JetBlue’s online “Monster Sale” just ahead of Halloween. You can also access these sale fares by calling JetBlue reservations, b

In addition to welcoming foreign visitors coming from previously-banned countries and imposing a new vaccination requirement on non-residents entering the U.S. by air ( with exceptions ) there are new rules for unvaccinated Americans returning to the U.S. They aren't based on science of protecting public health, they're meant to make life difficult for the unvaccinated. Depending on your view you

Truepill Healthcare•
100+TechCrunch / 6h
After developing a network of telehealth, diagnostics and pharmacies for consumers, digital health company Truepill is targeting healthcare incumbents like health payers, providers and employer groups. The new focus is buoyed by the close of its $142 million Series D funding round, led by an undisclosed partner, with participation from existing investors Initialized Capital and TI Platform Manage

Skyryse Brings $200M•
22TechCrunch / 6h
Five-year-old startup Skyryse has raised a $200 million Series B to develop FlightOS, a flight automation technology stack that the company says will help experienced pilots operate new types of aircraft and allow complete novices to quickly learn the ropes of flying. Most importantly, the company says FlightOS will be able to be retrofitted onto any aircraft — potentially unlocking flight contro

Extend Raises $40M•
We’ve written a lot about fintechs that aim to help other fintechs and traditional banks launch products and services. But it feels like we have written far less about fintechs that exist solely to help the incumbents better compete with fintechs. Extend is one such company. The New York-based startup, which provides digital payment infrastructure for financial institutions so they can offer virt

As more people venture back into the office, meetings have become more hybrid, with people at both home and in the office. Fellow aims to help managers have productive meetings no matter how their teams meet. Fellow co-founder and CEO Aydin Mirzaee told TechCrunch that unproductive meetings — you know, the ones that really could be emails — cost U.S. companies $37 billion annually . Instead, he b

ClickUp Series C SCF•
Companies like Slack and Asana stormed into the world of tech to steal a march on incumbents like Microsoft in providing a new wave of point solutions to make it easier for workers respectively to chat with each other, plan projects and more. Now another startup is announcing a massive round of funding for a platform that it believes has its own unique role to play in disrupting enterprise IT: by

22Gizmodo / 6h
The MacBook lineup has just expanded with brand new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros available to buy. But there’s also the existing MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro , and they all run on custom-made Apple Silicon chips, all with various configurations available when you buy them direct from Apple. So which of these… Read more...

If you’re shopping for the best VPN, Surfshark and NordVPN are two names you’re bound to come across. Both have strong advertising campaigns: NordVPN dominates every single medium out there, from YouTube videos to TV, and Surfshark is no slouch, either. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mashable / 7h
Strength in masses really means everything for California blackworms looking for protection from predators or threats, like heat or drought. Following a number of experiments and computer simulations, a group of researchers showcased how the worms assemble, move, and react to external stimuli.

Sales silly season isn't far away now, but the folk at NordVPN are clearly an impatient bunch - they've already started dropping prices a whole month before Black Friday deals really get going. Nord already has one of the best VPN services on the market, but for the next month it will have some of the most eye-catching pricing, too. By offering a huge 72% off the price of its normal monthly cost

PS Plus November PP•
The PS Plus November 2021 lineup of games looks to have been leaked ahead of time, thanks to a Dealabs leaker by the name of Billbil-kun. The leaks suggest that four games are coming to the PlayStation Plus service in November, but there might be a few extra PSVR titles thrown in to celebrate the VR headset's fifth anniversary. As reported by VGC , November's PlayStation Plus roster of PS5 and PS

Microsoft Google Cloud•
Both Microsoft and Google have issued strong quarterly results driven by a healthy increase in revenues of their respective cloud computing divisions. Microsoft Cloud generated $20.7 billion in revenue for Q3 2021, which is an year on year increase of 36%, driven by a 50% growth in Azure and other cloud services revenue. Similarly, Google Cloud revenues neared $5 billion thanks to a 45% jump, whi

Oura Ring Generation 3•
SlashGear / 7h
When it comes to wearables, typically, they take the form of a watch. However, with the advent of smartphones, many people stopped wearing a watch and don’t want to go back. However, the dislike of wearable devices on your wrist means that some of the fitness and health tracking features of modern wearables are unavailable to some people. Oura has … Continue reading

PS5 PlayStation 5 October•
Update: The Target PS5 restock time today was 8am EDT, with PS5 Disc coming back in stock for about four minutes throughout the United States. When is the next PS5 restock? If you follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider – follow and turn on notifications – you'll get an alert when PS5 is in stock. We knew today from our local Target stores that there would be very few PS5 Disc consoles

God War Ragnarok Sony JI•
God of War: Ragnarok could be getting the PC port treatment as well, following the recent revelation of the God of War port . We should say that this is a tentative rumor at the moment, so approach with caution, but the theory is that God of War: Ragnarok – the sequel to God of War expected to debut on Sony’s PS5 (and PS4) in 2022 – may also make its way onto the PC platform eventually, or at lea

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Facebook’s network meltdown earlier this month — an outage that initially stemmed from a configuration error — was a huge pain for many users (and a big cost to Facebook). For enterprises, it also served as a poignant reminder about a salient fact of networks: The complexity and interdependency of systems today mean that when something doesn’t work between two entities — be it apps, servers or so

Microsoft has announced an upgrade for its web browser Edge that could help users identify the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday . The company has formed a new partnership with ecommerce platform Shopify, which will see millions more listings added to the database that serves the Microsoft Edge shopping tab. According to a Microsoft blog post , the Edge shopping tab will now offer “more

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Two US-China stories seemed to occur independently of each other yesterday. First up, Best Buy and Home Depot pulled security cameras made by some Chinese companies linked to Uyghur surveillance. Both US retail giants have stopped selling products from Lorex and Ezviz, while Lowe's no longer carries products by the former. The US government added parent companies Dahua and Hikvision to its econom

IHG has just launched its latest sale on purchased points , which is being marketed as a flash sale bonus. It’s in line with the best offers we see from the program. Flash sale on purchased IHG points Through Monday, November 8, 2021, IHG Rewards is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased points . Specifically, you can receive the 100% bonus as long as you purchase at least 15,000 points in one

When Gadi Sassoon met Michele Ducceschi backstage at a rock concert in Milan in 2016, the idea of making music with mile-long trumpets blown by dragon fire, or guitars strummed by needle-thin alien fingers, wasn’t yet on his mind. At the time, Sassoon was simply blown away by the everyday sounds of the classical instruments that Ducceschi and his colleagues were re-creating. “When I first heard i

As space scientists collect more and more data, observatories around the world are finding new ways to apply supercomputing, cloud computing, and deep learning to make sense of it all. Here are some examples of how these technologies are changing the way astronomers study space. What happens when black holes collide? As a postdoctoral student in the US, astrophysicist Eliu Huerta started to think

Mr. Fu, a driver in Beijing for the food delivery service Eleme, makes about a dozen deliveries per shift. But he could make more—and spill less—if he didn’t have to constantly get his phone out to update his status. “I have to log in every few minutes on the app to avoid being penalized if the delivery is late because of the restaurant,” he says. In China, fierce competition and the promise of i

I’m Mat Honan, the new editor in chief of MIT Technology Review. This is the first issue of the magazine I’ve had the pleasure of working on. Maybe you have been reading Technology Review for years, like me. Or maybe this is your first issue. Either way, I’m excited by the opportunity to make this magazine something you look forward to reading every time it appears. I hope you enjoy reading this

February 1969 From “Man, Machine, and Information Flight Systems”: The flight of Apollo 8 to the moon involved obtaining and processing more bits of data than were used by all fighting forces in World War II. The technological achievement in developing advanced rockets for flying to the moon is reasonably well known. Much less understood, but perhaps of even greater significance, is the informati

Freshman year of high school , my boyfriend asked, “What’s it like having her around all the time?” He meant Kim. The bell for third period rang. I shifted against him, a combination lock pressed into my back, lockers slamming around us. Our mouths were still so close. I’d been wondering if he also felt hot shivers straight through the center of him. And then he’d asked about Kim and I felt nothi

In May 2020, two months after covid-19 shut down schools and public life around the world, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that he was giving $10 million to California’s Oakland Unified School District to purchase 25,000 Chromebooks. Dorsey tweeted that his donation was intended “to give EVERY single child in Oakland access to a laptop and internet in their homes.” The donation came just a day

Maybe it never truly went away. But these days techno-­optimism —the kind that raged in the late 1990s and early 2000s and then dried up and turned to pessimism during the last decade—is once again bubbling up. The pessimism over the real-world impacts of apps and social media has turned into unbounded hope—at least among the tech elite and the venture capital investor class—that new technologies

The computer scientist Alvy Ray Smith cofounded both Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division and Pixar Animation Studios. For those achievements alone, he is one of the most important technological innovators in cinema since at least the end of the Second World War. But Smith is not a Hollywood guy, and his intriguing, foundational new book A Biography of the Pixel is not a Tinseltown book. There

It’s time we began to “fixate on data” to solve our problems, says one of the world’s leading experts in data science. In 2006, Jeannette Wing, then the head of the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University, published an influential essay titled “Computational Thinking,” arguing that everyone would benefit from using the conceptual tools of computer science to solve problems in al

South African online healthcare marketplace RecoMed has raised a $1.5 million financing round, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The round was led by South Africa-focused venture capital firm Vunani Fintech Fund. RecoMed says the firm invested $1 million; the rest shared between existing investors Japanese but Africa-focused VC firm AAIC, Growth Grid Venture Capital Partners and Kenyan-based P

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 is certainly a unique handset, bringing back the nostalgia of snapping your phone closed to end a particularly feisty call. But with all of its uniqueness comes a high price tag. Luckily, there are a number of great tariffs around to make this device feel more affordable, the latest coming directly from Samsung. You can pick up an unlimited data, calls and texts plan on

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There are many reasons why people frequently get anxious when it comes to moving to a new smartphone. While new smartphones offer improved performance and new features, getting all your data from your old devices to the new device can be a daunting task. For those who make heavy use of WhatsApp for business and in their personal life, the … Continue reading

Google Images Search•
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Google has activated a safety feature that lets minors under 18 request that images of themselves be removed from search results, The Verge has reported. Google first announced the option back in August as part of a slate of new safety measures for kids, but it's now rolling out widely to users. Google said it will remove any images of minors "with the exception of case of compelling public inter

This week World of Hyatt has introduced peak and off-peak award pricing , which is no doubt a negative change for those looking to maximize their points. To coincide with this, World of Hyatt has rolled out a points calendar… unfortunately it’s not as useful as I was hoping. World of Hyatt’s new points calendar feature Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy have long had award search calendars, whereb

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A first commercial test flight shows how fuel made from plants, not petroleum, could make flying cleaner.

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It’s been 20 years since they first hit the digital airwaves. Here’s how they came to be part of the series’ legacy.

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Having problems with your Android phone or tablet? Recovery mode could be the answer.

Linux evangelists (like myself) are quick to point out the many benefits of switching over from Windows and macOS. But no operating system is perfect, and many have gone Linux and gone back. So what’s the catch? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Is it ever acceptable to combine marshmallows with a roast dinner? James Corden thinks not. In the clip above from The Late Late Show , the host interrupts his monologue to get into a good old fashioned debate with his staff over which is weirder: American food or British food? They don't seem to come to a clear conclusion, but co-head writer Ian Karmel does make a very good point: "You guys eat

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"I'm a footballer and I'm gay." These are the words spoken by Australian footballer Josh Cavallo in a video posted by his club Adelaide United. The midfielder is the only current male professional soccer player in the world to have come out as gay, according to the BBC. "Growing up I always felt the need to hide myself because I was ashamed," Cavallo explains in the video posted on Twitter on Wed

Porsche Tactile Mobility•
Israeli startup Tactile Mobility uses existing vehicle sensor data to enable cars to “feel” the road in a way that generates insights about both the vehicle and the road via its cloud platform. On Wednesday, Tactile announced a $27 million Series C raise which it will use to further develop its virtual sensors, expand its product offerings and bolster its cloud platform — all of which will requir

Microsoft 11 Surface•
Rumors have emerged that suggest that Microsoft is working on a new operating system called Windows 11 SE, which will be aimed at kids and students and could launch alongside a budget Surface laptop. It looks like Windows 11 SE will be designed for educational settings and geared to work on low-end hardware. This is something Chromebooks , with their lightweight ChromeOS operating system, excel a

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Japanese automaker Honda is heading to this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show with a collection of Civic Si race cars and a few overlanding off-road vehicles. It includes the all-new Honda Performance Development (HPD) race car prototype for the Touring Car competition and a Civic Si racing car for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race. Building … Continue readi

The post WATCH: Good times and great food with Megamaster’s Revolutionary Apex Series 6 gas braai appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Retail has been forced to go all-in on digital during the pandemic, but bricks-and-mortar stores still have an important role to play. As a matter of fact, as stores slowly begin to reopen, people are returning to in-store shopping as an omnichannel approach takes precedence. That's according to a new report from Google's parent company Alphabet. In its recent Q3 2021 financial results, Chief Bus

Akamai Peloton API•
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are at the core of nearly every modern digital experience and their performance and cybersecurity are critical for engaging customers and increasing revenue. Whether they enable the delivery of mobile apps that enable consumers to monitor and personalize their exercise routines using an IoT connected device or allow car owners to track and share their in-

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Some of the most popular drones on the market designed for aerial photography come from DJI. On November 5, DJI will launch a new pair of premium drones that feature Hasselblad-developed camera equipment on board. Ahead of the official launch, there are images and details of the DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine compact drones. The drones are quite … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fix It , our series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make. Netflix's South Korean superhit Squid Game is a chilling series that twists the innocent aesthetics of childhood — sunny days on the playground, primary-colored shapes, and schoolyard games — into a deadly contest that brings out the worst in humanity . More chilling, however, is the realiz

UK VoIP Phone Providers•
Industry body Comms Council UK has dubbed the recent spate of cyberattacks against UK-based voice over internet protocol ( VoIP ) as "unprecedented," adding the assaults pose a threat to the entire industry. Speaking to the BBC , a Comms Council UK spokesman said that while he can’t specify how many firms were affected, he can confirm that several of its members had been targeted by distributed d

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If you ever tried to go to work or school after sleeping only a few hours the night before and had a hard time walking around, there’s a reason for that. A new study from MIT has been published showing that sleep deprivation can impact how you walk. According to the MIT study, making up for lost sleep can remedy … Continue reading

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Munich-based QOA is gearing up to be among the first to bring a chocolate product to market that is 100% cocoa free. It is also now backed by $6 million in seed funding in an investment round led by Cherry Ventures with participation by Fifty Years, World Fund, Nucleus Capital, Trellis Road, Pioneer Fund and Tet Ventures. The company kicked off this year, founded by the sister-and-brother team of

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Elon Musk, the wealthiest person in the world who happened to make $36 billion on Monday alone , could save 42 million people around the world from starvation with just 2% of his wealth, according to a global hunger expert at the United Nations. But Musk doesn’t even need to pony up a full 2% if he gets America’s other… Read more...

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has weighed in on the possibility of a second season yet again, this time saying he has "a very high-level picture" of season 2 – and that he's "going to talk to Netflix". This comes from a fresh interview in The Guardian , where the writer and director maintained that he's considering working on a film before any second season of the show goes ahead. Still, ove

Intel Alder Lake Ryzen•
Intel’s Core i5-12600K could be a midrange champ of a CPU , at least if a new leaked benchmark is anything to go by. The new Alder Lake processor is expected to be revealed later today , according to the rumor mill – ahead of a November 4 on-sale date in theory – and Twitter-based hardware leaker Tum_Apisak highlighted this benchmark which is from CPU-Z. Single-Thread773Multi-Thread (16T)7220http

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A zero-emissions farming company has created the world's first subterranean city farm . Located 33 meters underneath the roads of South London and only supplying locally, the company cuts emissions in both its production and distribution processes.

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Amber Ruffin loves Halloween for one particular reason: it's the official start of Christmas, of course! Late Night host Seth Meyers might strongly disagree, but he's just going to have to sit there and enjoy the festivities as Ruffin sings her ode to Halloween Christmas . "Halloween's my favourite time, 'cause Halloween is Christmas!" she sings. "Halloween is the official beginning of the Christ

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What would you do if a giant floating face suddenly showed up in your home, telling you you had five days left to live? That's the starting point for Netflix's new show Hellbound , a Korean horror about hellish creatures appearing on Earth and leading to a religious uprising. This one's co-written and directed by Train to Busan director Sang-ho Yeon, and stars Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, and Park Je

Monthly India Snap AR•
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Snap said today it has amassed 100 million monthly active users in India, an impressive feat in the key overseas market where Facebook and Google reach over half a billion people, and is inking deals with a range of firms including Android smartphone vendors, entertainment TV channels Sony and Zee TV and e-commerce giant Flipkart to make further inroads in the world’s second largest internet mark

The best robot vacuums let you put your feet up and outsource the chore of floor cleaning. They’re always among the most popular items on Black Friday , as they can be a pricey purchase, and a good robot vacuum deal is welcome any time. In the UK, Amazon has slashed 38% off the price of the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S Max robot vacuum cleaner, reducing it to just £149.99 from £239.99 . This is the l

A Quiet Place Game•
You might know A Quiet Place as a successful duology of horror movies, and it seems to have been popular enough to warrant a video game adaptation set in the same universe. Simply known as A Quiet Place at this time, the game is being billed as a "story-driven horror adventure" game by the official Twitter account . Coming in 2022, A Quiet Place is being published by Saber Interactive , the team

Quavo Adidas Three•
Adidas may be best known for its sneakers, but the company has recently branched out into the world of headphones - and its latest running earbuds could be the perfect companions to take out on your next jog. The sports brand has announced three new wireless earbuds models: the Z.N.E. 01 ANC, the Z.N.E. 01, and the FWD-02 SPORT. Read our Apple AirPods 3 review The best running headphones you can

HBO Succession Season 4•
It’s official: Succession is returning for a fourth season on HBO. Executive Vice President of the studio, Francesca Orsi, confirmed the renewal of the Emmy Award-winning TV series, which follows the twisted relations of the influential Roy family, in a recent press release . The news comes shortly after Succession season 3 kicked off on October 17, with new episodes continuing to air every Sunda

You can pick up the Oral-B Genius X electric toothbrush for just £99.95 at AllBeauty right now – cheaper than we've ever seen it before, and a saving of £200.05 off AllBeauty's usual price. It's a superb early Black Friday deal , and won't last for long. We're expecting to see some great Black Friday electric toothbrush deals this year, but this early offer is an early contender for the deal of t

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On top of announcing a Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and a Doom Eternal update yesterday, Stadia appears to have added support for free game trials starting with its own exclusive title, 9to5Google has reported. Spotted by YouTuber Gem, the feature allows users on the free tier to get access to a 30-minute trial for Hello Engineer, before deciding whether to spend $20 buying it. Hello Engineer is a new

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Motorola phones were all budget devices , given that's what the company is best known for, but there are a fair few Moto powerhouses too, and it sounds like a new one could be on the way. According to a website called TechnikNews , which has an okay track record but doesn't leak too much, a Moto G200 is on the way - judging by the name, this is a successor to t

Google Pixel 6 Pro•
Fingerprint scanners on phones have been around for almost a decade, and while Apple is determined to move away from them, our digits are still the body biometric of choice for the majority of manufacturers. However, not every print sensor is made, or located, equal. Picking up the Pixel 6 for the first time, it was clear Google had got something right. The fingerprint scanner location. It's embe

It’s not exactly official compatibility, but those looking to use their Nvidia GeForce Now PC game streaming accounts on their Xbox Series X or S consoles are in luck. If you fire up the service through the consoles’ Microsoft Edge browser, you’ll be able to sit back on the couch and play hundreds of PC games to your heart's content. As ever with the Nvidia GeForce Now service (set at $9.99 / £8.

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TL;DR: Get a blue-light-blocking screen protector and glasses bundle for $79.99 — 11% off their original price — as of Oct. 27. Blue light exposure at night penetrates your retinas and throws off your biological clock, and research shows it may also contribute to other health concerns. Plus, too much of it during the day is just asking for a headache . There’s no need to subject yourself to those

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TL;DR: This ChargeHub X3 USB SuperCharger is on sale for 25% off the original price ($29.99) with the code LIMITLESS25 as of Oct 27. We’ve all argued over who gets to use the free outlet to charge their device, comparing battery percentages and who got there first. It’s always a losing battle for someone. But with the ChargeHub X3 USB SuperCharger , you can quit the bickering, as there’s enough l

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TL;DR: Download Drizly for on-demand alcohol delivered right to your door (or a friend's) within the hour. What do storm forecasts, stressful gift hunting, and pandemics all have in common? Drizly makes them better. Whether you can’t (or don’t want to) leave the house or you're looking for a truly special gift, Drizly can have your choice of excellent drinks at your door or someone else’s in 60 m

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TL;DR: Scenes One Camera Kit is only $199 as of Oct. 27. It’s not every day a product raises over half a million dollars through crowdfunding. So, when it happens, it’s definitely worth a second look. The Scenes One Camera Kit — a wireless home security system — successfully pulled in $500k and then some via Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And for a limited time, it’s on sale for 20% off. So, what mak

Dune Two Villeneuve•
It's official: Dune Part 2 is in the works. Posting the announcement on its official social media channels on Tuesday, October 26, Legendary Pictures – the film's production company – revealed that a sequel had finally been given the greenlight. Check out the official reveal in the tweet below: This is only the beginning...Thank you to those who have experienced @dunemovie so far, and those who a

Blizzard BlizzCon 2022•
Activision Blizzard lawsuit Publisher Activision Blizzard, responsible for the event this article refers to, is currently embroiled in ongoing litigation in regards to claims reporting a workplace culture that allegedly enabled acts of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. Read our Activision Blizzard lawsuit timeline of events for ongoing coverage of the events. Blizzard Entertainment has

The ability to migrate WhatsApp messages between devices is something that has been talked about for a long time now – and users have been practically begging for it. Now WhatsApp has made it is possible to migrate chat history from iOS to Android, with a catch. And it is quite a big catch. Far from being an option that is being made available to everyone, it is something that only a certain grou

Netflix Cowboy Bebop•
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Netflix has previously given us glimpses of its live-action adaptation of the classic anime Cowboy Bebop . Its latest trailer, however, shows actual footage from the series for the first time. You'll see scenes of the crew in action, from the time they met and decided to team up to the time they start hunting criminals in exchange for bounty. It shows fight scenes with Spike Spiegel (John Cho), J

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Our dependence on electricity and electricity-powered devices has only grown in the past years, along with the carbon footprint implicit in the use of the power grid. In response to that, there has been a rise in green, safe, and silent power sources, especially during emergencies, in the form of portable power stations or solar generations. “Portable” here, however, is … Continue reading

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This week Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos announced plans to build a "business park" in space , continuing his habit of spending exorbitantly on things that absolutely nobody needs. "Listen, I get it, space is cool and Jeff Bezos is rich," said the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday. "But, you know, when they talk about spending tens of billions of dollars, you have to wonder which p

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Surveys have long been used by marketing teams and other business decision makers to learn how customers tick. But they can be costly to put together, hard to run at scale, and, at the end of the day, are only as credible as the data that gets put into them. Today, a London startup called Attest , which has built a cloud-based, no-code, big-data solution that it believes provides an answer to tho

Calls to allow consumers to be able to choose who fixes their products is a growing movement.

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Union54 , the first Zambian startup backed by Y Combinator, has gotten another major venture capital firm on its term sheet: Tiger Global . The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the VC juggernaut led its just-completed $3 million seed round, coming only two months after graduating from Y Combinator’s summer batch. San Francisco-based venture capital firm Runa Capital, Ace & Company, Todd & Rah

EE hopes to entice customers to take out one of its connected device tariffs by offering a Microsoft 365 Personal subscription as one of its ‘Smart Benefits’. Starting today, new and existing laptop, tablet or data SIM customers can add Microsoft 365 to their plan. Microsoft 365 includes access to Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook and 1TB of cloud storage on On

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In August 2021, Samsung announced that WhatsApp users will finally be able to transfer their chat histories from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. It was then said that owners of non-Samsung Android phones will get this feature too in the future, and now that future has arrived. On Tuesday, Google announced that users can now transfer their WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to an Andro

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YouTuber Daniel Keem, aka Keemstar, has announced his retirement after almost 14 years of talking about internet feuds on DramaAlert. This doesn't mean the end for the long-running YouTube show, though. Keemstar revealed his plan to retire via Twitter on Monday, a declaration many initially suspected was a troll . It wouldn't be out of character considering he started on YouTube with clips of him

To protect children online, more companies and governments are forcing users to prove how old they are.

A new study has found that despite half of Brits saying their smartphone is essential for organising their everyday life, their device is more likely to be filled with “clutter” than their wardrobe, car, or kitchen. Research commissioned by Three found that 29% of users have 16 or more phone numbers that haven’t been used in a year, while 11% have more than 31 contacts that they haven’t spoken to

Running out of data is a worry we could all do without. Whether you’re keeping in touch with family and friends, scrolling through the wild and wonderful world of TikTok, or climbing up the ranks in the latest shooter, we’ve all felt the data allowance anxiety creep in at some point. With more of us relying on staying online no matter where we are, the thought of parting with hefty sums of cash e

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mPharma, a Ghanaian health startup, has taken a controlling stake in Uganda’s Vine Pharmacy for an undisclosed amount, marking the firm’s entry into its latest market in Africa. mPharma disclosed to TechCrunch that it has acquired a 55 percent stake previously held by the Abraaj Group, a private equity firm that collapsed after investors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, sounded a

Netflix Cowboy Bebop•
After teasing fans with a recreation of the original anime's iconic intro and a special "Lost Session" video , Netflix has finally dropped a proper trailer for its upcoming Cowboy Bebop adaptation, giving us our first real look at the show's tone and style. Unlike the aforementioned L