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Russian Spies 'Stole' UK Vaccine Formula, According to Opaquely Sourced Report

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Spies for the Russian government “stole” the United Kingdom’s covid-19 vaccine formula to develop its own vaccine, Sputnik V, according to a new report from the UK’s Sun newspaper. The short report, which is opaquely sourced to unnamed British officials, claims a Russian agent obtained the information “in person.” Read more...

14 Weird Facts About the Human Body You Probably Never Knew

35Lifehacker / 3h
The human body is one of the weirdest things around. We’re full of all kinds of squishy fluids, we got our start as a single cell, and we each have a skeleton inside of us. But the weirdness doesn’t stop there: Here are 14 strange facts about the human body that you probably never realized. Read more...

Timothée Chalamet's Wonka looks… exactly like you’d expect

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Timothée Chalamet has shared the first official look at Wonka, the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel headed to theaters in 2023. The Dune actor tweeted an image of himself in costume as the eponymous chocolatier, and also posted a further image to Instagram which presumably shows his character opening up a secret compartment hidden within his famous cane. The images serve as the

Quantum computing startups are suddenly raking in millions

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4min
Venture capitalists have invested almost $1.02 billion in quantum computing companies this year, financial research firm PitchBook has said. That's a 68% increase compared to last year’s $684 million, and up more than 500% compared to 2019, when businesses invested $188 million. Among the high-profile investments are the BlackRock-led investment in PsiQuantum ($450 million) and Supernova Partners

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

SlashGear / 11min
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched last week to much fanfare from the platform fighter crowd. The game, which certainly seems to take a page out of the Super Smash Bros. playbook, has gained a lot of attention for its familiar cast of characters and features focused on competitive play. Now Microsoft has made two limited edition Xbox Series X consoles to … Continue reading

12 COVID-Era Box Office Flops That Deserve Another Chance

Lifehacker / 12min
Though slightly below projections, No Time to Die ’s opening weekend box office grosses in the US —coming hot on the heels of Venom: Let There Be Carnage ’s positively pre-pandemic $90-million weekend—suggest people are indeed getting more comfortable with heading back to movie theaters (whether that’s a good idea or… Read more...

Book this, not that: New York City hotels edition

The Points Guy / 13min
New York has no shortage of hotels where you can use points . From business hotels like the AC New York Times Square to to ultra-luxurious hotels like The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park , there’s something for every type of traveler . However, as with most things in life, the options are not always equal and some are better than others. In today’s installment of “Book this, not that,” we’re

Add a Cuisinart espresso machine to your counter for less than $90

Mashable / 20min
Save $109.96: As of Oct. 11, the Cuisinart EM-15 Defined Espresso Maker is 55% off at Amazon and Best Buy. While it's usually over $100, you can snag it for less than $90. The mornings that you need an extra shot of espresso (or four) are the same mornings that you don't have the patience to wait in the Starbucks line. For those cases, you should probably have an espresso maker on hand. Cuisinart

NerdWallet’s IPO filing reveals high-margin content business, accelerating marketing spend

TechCrunch / 20min
As last week came to a close, NerdWallet filed to go public . Given the late hour, our S-1 dive had to wait until today. The NerdWallet IPO comes at an interesting time. The company provides financial product recommendations to both consumers and SMBs, meaning that it dabbles in the same market that fintech startups play in. And because NerdWallet is essentially a weaponized content play, we get

Archaeologists Say They've Found the Earliest Evidence of Humans Using Tobacco

Gizmodo / 25min
In the summer of 2015, a team of archaeologists in Utah found duck bones and charred plant matter just beneath the ground, in an arid stretch of northwestern Utah now known as the Wishbone site. The team realized it was an open-air hearth, some 12,000 years old, and now the same group has reported their discovery of… Read more...

The AirPods Max just hit their lowest price yet

Mashable / 28min
SAVE $100: Typically $559, the AirPods Max are on sale for $449 at Amazon , Walmart , and Best Buy as of Oct. 11 — an 18% savings. Steep discounts on Apple-made headphones and earbuds have been some of the shining stars of this year's early Black Friday sales . (See: Up to $70 off AirPods , 30% off the Powerbeats Pro, and a new all-time-low price for the Beats Studio Buds .) Next up: A whole $100

The MacBook Air is almost $150 off at Amazon

Mashable / 27min
SAVE $149.01: As of Oct. 11, the 2020 Apple MacBook Air (the one with the M1 chip) is on sale for $149.01 (15%) off the usual price at Amazon, bringing the total down to just $849.99. As remote work becomes a more widely accepted norm, it's more necessary than ever to have a great computer at your side. If you haven't purchased a new laptop in the past few years, it may be time to consider upgrad

There’s a New Climate Rock Anthem for Pissed-Off Teens

Gizmodo / 31min
Nandi Bushell, the talented 11-year-old drummer who had a drum battle with Dave Grohl and who you’ve probably seen on your Instagram feed, is rocking out in protest of climate inaction. She’s teamed up with Tom Morello and his 10-year-old son Roman Morello in a new song called “The Children Will Rise Up!” Read more...

Google TV is adding multi-user support and an improved ambient mode

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Engadget / 34min
Google TV is about to make it easier for everyone in your household to maintain their own watchlists. If you already use the platform, you may know that more than one person can sign in with their Google Account. However, at the moment, Google TV will only generate recommendations for the primary account holder. That’s about to change. Google is introducing support for personalized profiles , all

Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer gets its leading man – and it's a familiar face

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
Cillian Murphy has been cast as the leading man in Oppenheimer , Christopher Nolan's upcoming film about the invention of the atomic bomb. Murphy will play the leading role of J. Robert Oppenheimer, credited as being the 'father' of the weapon of mass destruction. Set during World War 2 and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,

DJI Action 2 release date, price, rumors and leaks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
The DJI Action 2 is expected to be the successor to the DJI Osmo Action action camera – and according to the latest leaks, it could have a completely overhauled design that harks back to the now-discontinued GoPro Hero Session . The original DJI Osmo Action (above) was a compelling GoPro alternative when it landed in May 2019, bringing features like a front-facing screen that are now staples on r

Pokemon GO October 2021 – Halloween revealed!

SlashGear / 40min
If this October’s Pokmone GO Community Day wasn’t ghostly enough for you, this week’s launch into Halloween should provide the necessary scares. As is generally the case, Pokemon GO’s most exciting month is the first month they ever revealed an event: October! This month’s Halloween-themed antics play out on October 12 with Gastly Spotlight Hour, then from October 15th forward … Continue reading

How fast is the internet on the new Virgin Voyages cruise ship Scarlet Lady? We put it to the test

The Points Guy / 43min
Looking for a cruise ship with internet service fast enough to let you do video calls with your friends back home and maybe watch a Netflix movie or two? You can include Scarlet Lady , the new adult-oriented cruise ship from start-up line Virgin Voyages , on your shortlist. As I found in recent days during a series of speed tests, the internet on Scarlet Lady is adequately fast to allow for video

Man Sued for Bad Grammar in His Facebook Post

100+Futurism / 44min
$180,000 Error We’ve all had errors in our social media posts before, and rarely do they ever turn out to be anything more than an embarrassing mistake. However, a grammatical error in an Australian man’s Facebook post might end up costing him $180,000 in court fees. Anthony Zadravic, a real estate agent in New South Wales, landed in court after he forgot to add an apostrophe to a post criticizin

Spongebob Squarepants is now an Xbox Series X

Engadget / 45min
Gaze, if you will, upon the Xbox Series X. Aaron Souppouris / Engadget It is a black video game console, with aggressively square edges. Its design connotes "serious video gaming." This is a video game console for Gamers, if you'll forgive all the baggage that comes with the word. Now, behold this Xbox Series X: Microsoft A bit of a different vibe. These new, garishly-colored Xbox Series X consol

How to Create and Customize a New Google Calendar

How-To Geek / 46min
Google Calendar is a terrific tool for your events, appointments, reminders, and birthdays. But you don’t have to just settle for the built-in calendars or those you can subscribe to; you can create your own. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon's Astro: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

How-To Geek / 46min
Amazon’s Astro could have offered us a glimpse into the future. It could have been something life-changing. Instead, its obvious flaws are being put under the spotlight before it has even been released. This is probably down to two things: Astro came into the world far too early, and far too cheaply. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Best mouse for MacBook Pro 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 48min
The best mouse for the MacBook Pro is a great investment if you have one of Apple’s laptops, but don’t want to rely on the touchpad. Not all mice are created equal and not all special extra mouse features will work in the Apple environment. A gaming mouse with more than six buttons for your MacBook or Mac , for example, might be a waste of money, and not just because Apple notebooks aren’t really

The latest Linux release candidate helps circumvent a hardware disaster

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 48min
An urgent set of patches for the latest release candidate (RC) of the under-development Linux v5.15 kernel reportedly helped the popular open source kernel avert what’s described as a “hardware trainwreck”. Phoronix caught hold of last minute urgent updates sent hours before Linus Torvalds, the kernel’s principle developer, was to put out the fifth RC of the upcoming kernel. The patch was added b

Rick and Morty's Anime Halloween Special Put the Screws on Some Demons

Gizmodo / 48min
When it’s not bringing out Christopher Lloyd to haul the series into a live-action multiverse , anime is probably one of Rick and Morty ’s most beloved influences to riff off of. While its latest anime short might not have quite the mood of its previous, time-twisting riffs on Japanese media, it certainly goes all-in on… Read more...

'Squid Game' has sparked a dalgona candy craze on TikTok

Mashable / 56min
The thing about Squid Game is that each and every trope of the show will leave a lasting taste long after the credits roll. The South Korean drama on Netflix is centered around a survival game, in which each contestant is plagued by debt and socioeconomic inequality. The game is their chance to pull themselves up in society. But beyond this premise is its dystopian darkness, slow takedown of capi

Rare Snow Leopard at a South Dakota Zoo Likely Died of Covid-19

Gizmodo / 57min
A big cat at the Great Plains Zoo in South Dakota may have been killed by covid-19, zoo officials reported over the weekend. The cat, a female snow leopard named Baya, died last Thursday after testing positive for the virus and experiencing severe respiratory symptoms. Several other cats at the zoo have been similarly… Read more...

Equity Monday: I hear this fintech thing is going to be big

TechCrunch / 57min
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here . I also

DRAM prices are set for major drop off

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Taiwan's Nanya Technology Corporation, the world's fourth-largest memory maker, has predicted a drop in DRAM prices in late 2021, according to reports. Reporting on Nanya’s briefing to announce the company’s Q3 results, The Register says Nanya’s president Dr. Pei-Ing Lee pointed out that while sales of consumer electronics, servers , and smartphone sectors remain healthy, there was a fall in dema

Google gives security keys to 10,000 high-risk users

28BBC News - Technology / 1h
It follows warnings to users targeted by state-sponsored hackers, and expanded two-step security.

Leaked Listing Fully Reveals Google's Pixel 6 a Week Ahead of Launch

Gizmodo / 1h
We’re barely more than a week out from Google’s Pixel 6 launch event , but it seems we’re getting a huge preview of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro thanks to an online listing that looks like it was accidentally posted a bit too early. Read more...

The world’s longest flight is once again available to American tourists

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The Points Guy / 1h
If you’re looking for an aviation-focused adventure, Singapore Airlines might have a good option for you. The airline operates the world’s longest flight , from New York-JFK to Singapore. But throughout the pandemic that 9,537-mile, 19-hour route has largely been off-limits to most travelers. Now, thanks to the recent news about Singapore relaxing entry requirements for vaccinated Americans, the

Facebook launches an ‘Audio’ hub in the U.S. for podcasts, live audio, and short-form clips

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Facebook is expanding its investment in audio initiatives with the launch of a new “Audio” destination in its mobile app in the U.S., where users will be able to discover all the audio formats Facebook now hosts in one place, including podcasts, Live Audio Rooms, and short-form audio. The company says it’s also making its Clubhouse rival, Live Audio Rooms, more broadly available to global users,

N64 games on Nintendo Switch contain a great option for purists

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
More details on Nintendo's long-awaited Nintendo 64 update to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service have been shared today by the gaming giant. After some speculation circulated as to what versions of N64 games would be coming to Nintendo's retro gaming library, Nintendo has now confirmed that all titles will be offered up in their 60Hz, English language variants. Nintendo Switch OLED v

Far Cry 6 performance woes could be due to Ubisoft’s own software

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Far Cry 6 appears to run better on PC if you disable the Ubisoft Connect overlay, according to Reddit users. User contrabardus shared that they noticed once the Ubisoft overlay was disabled, the performance of Far Cry 6 improved, even when using maxed-out graphics and ray tracing settings and without FidelityFX enabled. The user has a beefy PC setup with an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card , AMD Ryzen 3

With We Have Demons, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo Hope Everyone Can Win

Gizmodo / 1h
In Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s We Have Demons, a young woman named Lam discovers her father isn’t who she thought he was: instead of being a priest, he’s a member of a demon hunting organization, and now it’s time to follow in his footsteps. For fans of the pair’s work, which includes the incredibly successful … Read more...

The Batman Lego sets offer a look at the Riddler before new trailer drops

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A new trailer is coming for The Batman as part of the DC FanDome livestream this week on October 16 – but before that, Lego has offered an early look at different characters in the film via its range of sets that'll tie into the Matt Reeves-directed movie. The sets don't give anything massively spoiler-y away, but they offer our best look yet at Paul Dano's depiction of The Riddler in the film. B

How to Build Your Own Stylish Hexagon Shelf

Lifehacker / 1h
A hexagon shelf can hold anything from cell phones to succulents, and even better, it can be built from scrap wood. It’s a clever, stylish way to upcycle any wood that’s leftover from home repair projects, and just might save you a trip to IKEA (plus you’ll earn bragging rights). Read more...

The Walking Dead crossover brings Rick Grimes to Fortnite

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SlashGear / 1h
We’re currently in the midst of Fortnite‘s returning Fortnitemares event, and it looks like a teaser we saw over the weekend has panned out precisely as expected. A couple of days ago, Epic teased a new addition to the Fortnitemares outfit lineup by way of an unrevealed Fortnite Fortune Card. That card – the final one in the first set … Continue reading

Ambitious Mars colony simulation starts today with serious stakes

SlashGear / 1h
AMADEE-20 may not be on Mars but it sure looks a lot like it, and that’s just why the new mock-habitat mission could be so important. Kicking off today, the Austrian Space Forum’s big Mars base experiment will see six analog astronauts live for a month in the Ramon Crater in Israel, trying to shake out some of the glitches … Continue reading

Securing BYOD in the post-pandemic world

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
There have been more changes to cloud and network access during the pandemic than in the previous five years together. Personal devices accessing corporate networks increased 20% in 2020, creating new complexity and increasing risk. New approaches to work are making IT rethink policies and cybersecurity practices for end-user devices. Many of these new policies are more lenient, allowing more and

The first Arab mission to Mars is delivering some interesting science

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / New whole-hemisphere image of Mars captured by the UAE "Hope" probe. (credit: Emirates Mars Mission) Since arriving at Mars eight months ago, the Emirates Mars Mission has quietly begun to deliver some intriguing scientific data about the Martian atmosphere and its weather patterns. Named "Hope," the probe is in a relatively high orbit, varying in altitude above Mars from 20,000 to 43,0

The FAA Keeps Throwing Twitter Shade At Southwest Airlines

View from the Wing / 1h
Southwest Airlines blamed air traffic control and weather for cancelling a quarter of its flights over the weekend, while pilots were rumored to be calling in sick in heavy numbers to protest vaccine mandates. The cause of the cancellations was clearly only affecting weather and air traffic control surrounding Southwest planes because other airlines had no such problems, even at the same hubs. Th

The latest Microsoft Teams update is like something straight out of Black Mirror

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft is working on an update for collaboration platform Teams that, although seemingly well-intentioned, could create a way for businesses to track the performance of employees. The company is developing new functionality for the Praise app in Microsoft Teams , which is supposed to provide an avenue for employees to exchange thanks and pat one another on the back for tasks well done. Current

Will TeamSpeak’s Windows 11 facelift be enough to dethrone Discord?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
TeamSpeak, an old-school voice chat app for gamers which has been around for the best part of two decades, has just pitched up on the Microsoft Store in Windows 11 with an all-new look. As MS Poweruser points out (via Deskmodder ), the fresh incarnation of the software is a new electron app which replaces the old UWP version (previously available on Windows 10 ). How to run your old PC games on W

What it’s like at Universal Studios Hollywood after new COVID-19 protocols (spoiler: bring your vaccine card)

The Points Guy / 1h
You need more than your admission ticket to get into Universal Studios Hollywood these days. Per the Los Angeles County Public Health order that took effect on Oct. 7, all persons aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination status (full 14 days after final dose was administered) or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of visit before being allowed entry to the park. Eligible vaccines inc

The Best VR Headsets for Holiday 2021: A New Gaming Frontier

How-To Geek / 1h
Virtual reality prices are down, and the quality of games is up, so it’s a great time to jump in if you’ve been holding off on taking the plunge. While we aren’t quite in The Matrix yet, modern VR headsets are shockingly good. Here’s the best VR headset you can buy right now. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why Your Coffee Tastes Bad, and What You Can Do About It

How-To Geek / 1h
Good coffee is delicious and helps us power through our day, but sometimes, your java can suddenly taste a bit lackluster. There are a few reasons why this happens. If your coffee has gone from tasty to meh, here’s what you can do about it. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

The 7 Best Laptops for Holiday 2021

How-To Geek / 1h
A laptop makes it easy to lounge on your couch while paying bills, work remotely in a coffee shop, or binge your favorite TV show under your warm comforter. Ultimately, laptops are extremely versatile, useful, and make a great addition to your day-to-day life. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony and TSMC may team up to tackle global chip shortages

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Taiwanese tech powerhouse TSMC and Japan’s giant Sony are reportedly joining forces to build a chip factory in the latter’s home country. According to Nikkei reports, the two companies, together with several other partners (including the Japanese government) want to try and alleviate some of the pressure created by the acute chip shortage that came as a side-effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, as we

Is It Imposter Syndrome, or Does Your Company Suck?

Lifehacker / 2h
Imposter syndrome—that is, when a person doubts their abilities, in spite of their accomplishments —can create a considerable amount of anxiety, fear, and depression, and it can lead to burnout in the workplace. But sometimes, what might be perceived as “imposter syndrome” is actually the result of a toxic or biased… Read more...

The Chevrolet Bolt recall has begun; cars will get new battery packs

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / This is the 60kWh battery pack found inside a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The front of the pack is to the right of the picture, and the hump to the left is the double-stacked modules that live under the rear seat. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Chevrolet was one of the first automakers to market with a long-range battery-electric vehicle, the Bolt EV. Unfortunately for the US automaker, it's also now

Apple appeals the Epic Games ruling and asks to put ordered App Store changes on hold

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TechCrunch / 2h
A federal judge declared last month that Apple was not a monopoly when issuing the court’s decision on California’s Epic Games v. Apple case. But the one area where Apple lost ground was in what sort of rules it can make for its own App Store. On this point, the judge sided with Epic Games, saying that Apple can no longer prohibit developers from pointing to other means of payment beyond Apple’s

Our First Look at Timothée Chalamet's Wonka Is Here, and It Is Something

23Gizmodo / 2h
The next Scream movie has found its frightful release date. Plus, get a glimpse of what’s to come in Batwoman , Supergirl , and Legends of Tomorrow ’s 100th episode, a glimpse of what’s next on Ghosts , and Rita Farr goes time traveling on Doom Patrol . Spoilers, away! Read more...

Lounge lottery: How US lounge food offerings stack up right now

The Points Guy / 2h
A recent trip to the Delta lounge at New York’s JFK airport had a pleasant surprise in store for TPG’s executive editor Scott Mayerowitz: a full buffet, including paella. That’s right, food is coming back to your favorite lounges. It’s not quite to pre-pandemic levels everywhere, but the offerings are improving. Mayerowitz’s experience inspired us to quiz other TPG members about current lounge of

Singapore Airlines Adds Unique Route To Vancouver

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300+One Mile at a Time / 2h
It’s now official — after a roughly 12 year hiatus, Singapore Airlines will once again offer regularly scheduled service to Canada. However, the route isn’t necessarily what you’d expect. Singapore Airlines returning to Canada Singapore Airlines discontinued flights to Canada in 2009, when the airline pulled its route between Singapore and Vancouver, which operated via Seoul Incheon. That will be

Gogoro starts battery swaps in its biggest – and toughest – market yet

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SlashGear / 2h
Gogoro has launched its signature EV feature in what may well be its toughest market so far, with battery swapping stations now open for business in China. The announcement comes after Gogoro partnered with electric scooter companies Yadeo and DCJ, with three new electric bikes unveiled today for the local market. The three companies are collaborating under a new brand, … Continue reading

Tesla’s driver safety scoring system could be a game-changer for car insurance

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has claimed that the automaker’s driver safety testing system “will be refined continuously until it is an extremely good predictor of crash probability” – which could be a game-changer for the car insurance industry. At present, the system awards Tesla drivers a score between 0-100 that reflects how safely they operate their car over a given period, a figure which is then use

So many of us are still using a single password across all our accounts

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
If you’re using the same password across all of your accounts, you’re not alone, new research has once again found. A report from found the majority of Americans (68%) are doing reusing password, putting their data, and possibly their financials, at risk of cyber theft. To make matters worse, the most used password in the country is “123456”, something most malicious actors are well

Forza Horizon 5 preview: Flagship Xbox racer embraces the silly

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Forza Horizon 5 doesn’t mess with the series formula too much, which is probably sensible given Forza Horizon 4 is considered one of the best racing games ever by some. Its bolder, sunnier and more exuberant world does see it explore some of the more out-there opportunities for open-world racing, though. And that’s no bad thing in a series where the actual experience of racing is only part of the

Fast flights, long trains and seaplanes: What’s the quickest way to get to Boston from New York?

The Points Guy / 2h
New York City and Boston. The cities are tied by history, geography and even heated sports rivalries (think: Yankees versus Red Sox). But, at just about 215 miles apart, the cities are also tied by a thick web of transportation links that cater to both business and leisure travel between the two Northeast metropolises. There are flights — including airline shuttles with hourly service — tons of t

The Best Espresso Machines for the Home Barista

20Wired / 2h
Turning your kitchen into a café is a great way to learn (or hone) the art of making the perfect shot.

How to Find Your Lost iPhone, Even If It's Turned Off

Lifehacker / 2h
With the iOS 15 update , Apple is improving the Find My feature even further. This feature normally lets you find, locate, and erase lost Apple devices—but now, certain iPhones that are running iOS 15 will be trackable even after the iPhone is switched off (which is the first thing that a thief does). How does it work?… Read more...

FrankieOne nabs $16M to provide fintechs with ID and fraud management as a service

TechCrunch / 2h
Fraud continues to be a major issue in the world of digital transactions, a situation that research shows was only compounded in the last 20 months of online activity growing as a result of Covid-19. Today, a Melboune startup called FrankieOne that has built an automated platform to help combat that is announcing a Series A on the back of strong customer demand. The company — which harnesses some

Silenced no more: A new era of tech whistleblowing?

33BBC News - Technology / 2h
Frances Haugen's Facebook leaks and the new Silenced No More Act may help others to come forward.

'Forza Horizon 5' hands-on: A Ford Bronco fever dream in the desert

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Engadget / 2h
Bronco. Every. Time. This has been my motto while playing the preview build of Forza Horizon 5 , the latest iteration of Playground Games’ open-world racing series. Horizon is the chill, microdosing cousin of Forza Motorsport, with festival vibes, ridiculous race tracks set in lush environments, and, of course, a virtual garage full of gorgeous vehicles. Playground Games Horizon 5 takes place in

When Will Android Get iPhone-Style System-Wide Search?

How-To Geek / 2h
Google is most well-known for being a search company. However, Android—Google’s own operating system—doesn’t have a built-in system-wide search like the iPhone’s “Spotlight” feature. What’s the deal with that? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Here's Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of Oct. 11, 2021

How-To Geek / 2h
Last week, Netflix gave spooky fans what they were asking for, but this week is a bit tamer. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to watch, though. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Star Trek's William Shatner on his plan to boldly go into space

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100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The actor - who plays Captain James T Kirk in the original Star Trek series - is set to go into space for real.

Red tape is choking biodiversity research in South Africa.

Popular Mechanics / 2h
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An official Tesla CCS adapter lands in South Korea this month

SlashGear / 2h
One challenge with the electric vehicle charging infrastructure today is that there are multiple charging standards. With multiple charging standards, there are multiple charging connectors. That means that owners of electric vehicles, such as those from Tesla, need to use adapters to convert various charge plugs to work with their automobiles. One common charging standard available in Europe and

Toyota Mirai travels 845 miles on a tank of hydrogen to earn Guinness World Record

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SlashGear / 3h
The 2021 Toyota Mirai has earned a spot on the Guinness World Records. It now holds the record for the longest distance traveled by a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle without refueling. The Mirai achieved an unbelievable 845 miles on a single full tank of hydrogen, proof that zero-emission cars are capable of going the extra mile, and then some. … Continue reading

TIKI Gives Back the Data Ownership That Companies and Big Tech Have Taken From You

Futurism / 3h
We hate to admit it, but we’re all tethered to our smartphones and tablets to an alarming degree. Nobody wants to feel dependent on a piece of tech to get through the day, but those smart devices are practically glued to our hands, guiding virtually every communication and interaction. In fact, almost two out of every three Americans check their phones up to 160 times a day . And why? For the inf

Apple's MacBook Air M1 returns to record low of $850 at Amazon

Engadget / 3h
Apple's MacBook Air M1 combines power and portability into a sleek package, making it one of the best laptops we've tried for most people. It normally starts at $999, but Amazon has, once again, knocked the price down to $850. That's for the 256GB model, but the 512GB model is also $150 off, bringing it down to $1,099. We've seen this discount come and go pretty quickly over the past couple of mo

Fiji Opening To Vaccinated Americans

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Fiji’s borders have been largely closed since the start of the pandemic, but that’s about to change. Fiji reopening to travelers on December 1, 2021 Fiji’s government has announced that as of December 1, 2021, quarantine-free travel will be allowed for vaccinated residents of the following countries: Australia Canada France Germany Japan New Zealand Qatar Singapore South Korea Spain Switzerland U

Does the Nintendo Switch OLED need a screen protector?

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Nintendo has been warning users not to peel off the protective film layer on the new Switch OLED console. This anti-scattering adhesive film is a protective measure the company has advised you to leave as it is (giving this advice on both page two of the Nintendo Switch OLED Health and Safety Information document and in a statement to IGN ). The anti-scattering adhesive film is to help prevent sh

This 4K streaming stick could make Google TV very affordable

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Realme is set to launch its first streaming stick very soon. The Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick runs its namesake Google TV operating system, and features 4K 60fps support as well as HDR10+ for sharp and colorful picture quality. The Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick launches on October 13, 2021. It doesn't currently have a price tag attached to it, though we imagine it'll be on a par with the Chr

Huawei’s latest tablet is great for kids and parents alike

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Huawei today revealed the MatePad T Kids Edition, a tablet designed with children’s education and healthy development in mind. Available in 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants, this latest addition to the Huawei MatePad T Series is specifically designed for children aged 3-8. They offer a minimal and sleek design, durable carrying case, stylus pen, and kid-friendly content and entertainment. There are a

X-Rings is a 360-degree shape display for VR

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A lot of researchers and manufacturers are working on innovations for virtual reality. Virtual reality has been around for a long time but so far has seen limited adoption. A new device has turned up that will be shown off at the UIST 2021 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. The device is called X-Rings. X-Rings is described … Continue reading

Spirit Airlines Is Now Putting Passengers On Other Airlines During Delays, And Picking Up Meals

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Spirit has worked hard to improve its operational reliability in recent years. Before the pandemic they weren’t just cheap, they were frequently on-time. That reputation may have been undermined, but it looks like they may be working towards a new reputation – one that takes care of customers when flights delay? Continue reading ...

Swile raises $200 million for its employee benefits card and app

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French startup Swile has raised a $200 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank International Group. With this funding round, the startup has now reached unicorn status, meaning that Swile has a valuation of $1 billion or more. Swile provides a payment card for employee benefits, such as meal vouchers, gift cards and sustainable mobility vouchers. Michel Combes, SoftBank International Group

2 big ways Americans’ travel habits changed during the pandemic

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In the early days, pundits theorized that the coronavirus pandemic would mark the end of many things: New York City , buffets and business travel. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . As we now see, none of those things turned out to be true in the long term. Still, the travel industry has changed — as has traveler behavior. Over the past year

Beware - a brand new malware family is infecting Linux systems

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There’s a new malware family in town - and one that attacks Linux systems by concealing itself in legitimate binaries to deliver several backdoor and rootkits. Dubbed FontOnLake, by cybersecurity researchers at ESET , samples of the malware date as far back as May 2020. According to the researchers, the malware makes use of several carefully crafted modules that not just collect credentials, but

Windows 11 Lets You Move the Taskbar to the Left or Right, But It’s Broken

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With a registry hack, it’s possible to move your Windows 11 taskbar to the left or right side of the screen, but the buttons don’t show up. Could this mean Microsoft is planning to bring it back a moveable taskbar in a future update? We explore the possibilities. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When Will the Covid-19 Pandemic Be Over?

68Gizmodo / 3h
I sometimes think back to a phone call with a friend in the spring of 2020. Cases were down and pundits were optimistic: it seemed genuinely possible that, by mid-summer, all this would finally be over. These last two months, I said to my friend—will they seem, from summer’s vantage, like a weird dream? When, three… Read more...

From our stacks: Illustrations from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice . Translated from the German of Hanns Heinz Ewers by Ludw...

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From our stacks: Illustrations from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice . Translated from the German of Hanns Heinz Ewers by Ludwig Lewisohn. Illustrated by Mahlon Blaine . New York: The John Day Company, 1927.

How to Use 'Trip Stacking' to Keep COVID From Ruining Your Holiday Plans

Lifehacker / 3h
With travel bans, increased airline cancellations, and general uncertainty related to the Delta variant, people are booking overlapping vacations to ensure that they’ll be able to travel—what’s known as “trip stacking.” Basically, it’s a back-up plan that ensures you’ll still travel on the days you’ve already booked… Read more...

Sony and TSMC mull a chipmaking partnership in Japan

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Chip manufacturers all around the world are struggling to increase production to meet demand. Chip shortages are impacting all sorts of industries, including automotive and electronics manufacturers. TSMC, the largest chipmaker in the world, and Sony are considering building a jointly operated chip factory in Japan. Reports indicate that the Japanese government is also considering investing a mas

Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon is Portable, Powerful—and Pricey

26Wired / 3h
It's a worthy successor to the popular X1 Carbon line.

How Kena Conjured the 'Feeling of Getting Lost in a Forest'

Wired / 3h
WIRED spoke with Ember Lab's cofounders about their animation background and the game's stunning Balinese influences.

Reddit hires former Google Cloud exec as its first chief product officer

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Reddit announced today that it has hired Pali Bhat, the former vice-president of product and design at Google Cloud, as the company’s first Chief Product Officer. Bhat will be tasked with overseeing Reddit’s product organization and leading the development of tools and features for the platform. In his new role, Bhat will report directly to Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Bhat will lead and facilitate

John Oliver has some very blunt words for his boss AT&T over links to OAN

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John Oliver's relationship with HBO's parent company AT&T has really soured. What started as a light-hearted ongoing gag about their internet and phone signal recently took a more serious turn over the company's stance on the Texas abortion ban — and then during Sunday night's episode of Last Week Tonight , things escalated once again. "Yep. Turns out AT&T has been up to some shit," said Oliver,

Save $150 on the stunning MacBook Air M1 with Amazon's lowest ever price

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The excellent Apple MacBook Air M1 has returned to its lowest ever price in today's deals at Amazon - just $849.99 (was $999) . We've seen this $150 discount before (on three brief occasions) but it remains one of the best MacBook deals on the market and a perfect opportunity to bag a bargain on the reigning champ in our best laptops buyer's guide. As always, the Apple MacBook Air M1 is a great b

Microsoft is treating Windows 11 as a work in progress, and that sucks

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Windows 11 launched last week, but if you’ve already downloaded and installed it, you’re still not getting the final product, as Microsoft is continuing to add new features. At the risk of sounding like an old man, back in the day when an operating system launched, you pretty much got the final product, bar a few updates to address any issues. Major changes or new features were usually reserved f

Sony's WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds drop to an all-time low of $128

Engadget / 4h
Even after two years, Sony's WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are among the best you can buy in terms of sound quality and active noise cancellation. If the regular $200 price has been holding you back, you can now pick up a pair at Amazon and Best Buy for just $128, or 36 percent off the regular price. That's substantially lower than the $150 sale from Best Buy and Amazon last month. Buy Sony WF-1000

FaceTime calls are now working in the UAE

SlashGear / 4h
In most of the world, Apple FaceTime calls have been part of normal iPhone usage for a long time. However, FaceTime calling has been banned within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a long time. According to reports, FaceTime calls started working without any official announcement on Sunday. FaceTime began working with no official announcement, and as of writing, there … Continue reading

Indian fintech CRED seeks funds at $5.5 billion valuation

TechCrunch / 4h
CRED has begun to engage with investors to raise money at a valuation of $5.5 billion as the Indian fintech startup eyes international expansion and inorganic growth, a source familiar with the matter told me. The startup has received a number of inbound requests from investors and has also held talks with some in recent days to raise capital at a pre-money valuation of $5.5 billion, the source s

Google Chrome update revives a classic feature, just when we need it most

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Google has pushed out an update for the Android version of web browser Chrome that introduces native RSS functionality. In the latest Android build, Chrome users can curate a feed of updates from their favorite websites using a new Follow button, housed in the three dot menu in the top right of the screen. Articles published to these websites will then appear in a smart-looking feed every time th

Blue Origin delays NS-18 launch due to weather

SlashGear / 4h
Blue Origin is a private space company looking forward to launching its NS-18 mission with civilians going into space. Blue Origin notified the public via a tweet yesterday that winds at its West Texas launch facility were forecast to be too high for the launch to occur as planned. The launch has been rescheduled for October 13, with liftoff targeted … Continue reading

The Morning After: Google might offer a Pixel Phone subscription bundle

Engadget / 4h
Are you ready for another Pixel phone? After Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy devices (both folding and, er, static), Google’s homegrown phones are probably the third most interesting family of smartphones. Maybe it’s because Google has typically leaned into software and processing tricks rather than spec wars, both to offer features not found elsewhere (like its AI phone assistant) and to am

Singapore Airlines Adds Vancouver Stop To Seattle Flights

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It’s now official — after a roughly 12 year hiatus, Singapore Airlines will once again offer regularly scheduled service to Canada. However, the route isn’t necessarily what you’d expect. Singapore Airlines returning to Canada Singapore Airlines discontinued flights to Canada in 2009, when the airline pulled its route between Singapore and Vancouver, which operated via Seoul Incheon. That will be

Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept is your home away from home

SlashGear / 4h
Ford is debuting an off-the-grid concept vehicle based on its newest 2022 Expedition Timberline, the most rugged and off-road capable Expedition SUV. Ford is showcasing its latest creation at the Overland Expo East at Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Virginia, and at the incoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from November 2 to 5, 2021. Starting … Continue reading

The plant with seeds that can grow meat

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In an Icelandic greenhouse barley is being grown which could help produce meat without animals.

Rumored Metal Gear Solid 3 remake dev ideal choice to bring the game to Switch

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Metal Gear Solid fans have been left in limbo since Metal Gear Solid 5 released back in 2015, and series creator Hideo Kojima parted ways with Konami, owner and publisher of the franchise. Rumors have circled around a Metal Gear remake since the poorly received Metal Gear Survive launched in 2018, and it seems that those rumors are now coming into focus. However, it’s now looking as though, for t

'Taking a break' from Instagram isn't as easy as Facebook says

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Instagram is set to start nudging teenagers to "take a break" from the social media platform, in a small acknowledgement of the psychological impact the Facebook-owned app can have on young people. The app is set to add a number of new features designed to assist negatively-affected users, which Facebook's VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said should make "a considerable difference" in an intervie

New Star Trek: Discovery season 4 trailer promises Ferengi and galactic peril

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Star Trek: Discovery season 4 lands on Paramount Plus in the US on November 18 (with a simultaneous Netflix release internationally), and now the streamer has released an effects-packed new trailer for the upcoming series. In season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery, the crew of the titular vessel is facing off against a deadly space anomaly this time, rather than a specific villain. It's an event that t

Want the new Fitbit Charge 5? It's already on offer at Amazon

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Right now, you can get the brand new Fitbit Charge 5 for £154.80 at Amazon , down from the regular price of £169.99. The Charge 5 only launched a few weeks ago, so we're surprised to see such a big saving so soon. The Fitbit Charge 5 is one of the best fitness trackers you can buy today, with on-board GPS, EDA (electrodermal activity) stress monitoring, an ECG monitor, contactless payments, and m

In a Banner Year for VC, Women Still Struggle to Get Funding

Wired / 4h
“Reading these headlines about record rounds, you have to ask, who is having this experience?” one founder says. “Certainly not the women I know.”

Deadly Heat Is Baking Cities. Here’s How to Cool Them Down

41Wired / 4h
Urban areas can be 20 degrees hotter than the surrounding country. But green spaces and reflective pavement can make city life more bearable.

How to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account

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If you've finally hit your breaking point, here's how to say goodbye to Mark Zuckerberg's empire.

How a Playlist Keeps My Family Connected to My Late Father

Wired / 4h
I never knew how well music could unite everyone, from older relatives to my 7-year-old son—until we built a collaborative playlist together.

The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state

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Sometime in mid-2019, a police contractor in the Chinese city of Kuitun tapped a young college student from the University of Washington on the shoulder as she walked through a crowded market intersection. The student, Vera Zhou, didn’t notice the tapping at first because she was listening to music through her earbuds as she weaved through the crowd. When she turned around and saw the black unifo

The Station: Tesla calls Texas home, Volvo takes the IPO path and GM lays out its $280B revenue plan

TechCrunch / 4h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Wow, there was a lot this week, which means I am omitting the “notable news and other tidb

Will an Expensive SD Card Improve Nintendo Switch Performance?

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Whether you’ve got a dockable Nintendo Switch, the portable Switch Lite, or the improved OLED Switch, you’re probably going to need a memory card. The limited internal memory will disappear quickly, even if you primarily play physical releases. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Notepad app is getting a much-needed Windows 11 update

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One of the most-loved Microsoft apps is getting an upgrade for the release of Windows 11 after details of the new Notepad tool were leaked online. Images of the new Notepad app for Windows 11 appear to have been posted online (and then swiftly deleted) by a Microsoft employee, showing a significant upgrade for an app used by millions across the world every day. The updates include a new command b

Astronaut shares images of mysterious luminous event from the ISS

SlashGear / 5h
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet took a photograph on October 8 from the International Space Station that captured something exceedingly rare. The photo seen below clearly shows a bright blue-white luminous event on the horizon of the Earth. Pesquet took the single frame showing the blue luminous event from a longer time-lapse. While the photograph looks like some sort of explosion, it … Continue reading

Facebook whistleblower to appear before UK Parliament

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Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen will appear before MPs looking into regulating big technology.

Amazon one-day sale takes up to 52 percent off WD and SanDisk storage

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If you're looking for a storage bump on your camera, PC, smartphone or Switch console, Amazon is featuring SanDisk and WD storage as its Deal of the Day . You can boost your phone, tablet or Switch storage with a SanDisk Ultra 256GB MicroSD card for just $27, saving 18 percent in the process. And if you're looking for a high-capacity SD card for your camera, Amazon is selling the SanDisk Extreme

Tech and leadership: creating the best work model

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The past year has seen unforeseen changes in workplace practices. From policies to technologies, businesses of all industries have had to adapt their ways of working and increase investment in new tools and systems to accommodate a fully remote or hybrid workforce. About the author Eugene Young is Country Director for UK&I at DocuWare . Business leaders can take the lessons learned from the past

The electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GT finally lives up to its famous name

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Enlarge / Cyber Orange Metallic paint is one of the colors exclusive to the Mustang Mach-E GT. You'll also notice new styling at the front. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Ford provided flights to San Francisco and a night in a hotel so we could drive the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Ars does not accept paid editorial content. SAUSALITO, Calif.—In the grand scheme of thi

Meh: Etihad Has New Boarding Music

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I consider myself to be a connoisseur of airplane boarding music . Not only do I enjoy listening to it when boarding a plane, but I play it at home for hours per day, because it’s generally great music to have on in the background when working. Along those lines, there has been a major update to what has historically been one of my favorite airlines for boarding music. The progression of Etihad’s

Nintendo says Switch OLED users should leave the screen protector on

SlashGear / 5h
The new Nintendo Switch OLED has been on the market for only a handful of days. The new OLED Switch console is essentially the same as the pre-existing model but has a significantly updated screen. Anyone who has purchased the Switch OLED or is considering purchasing one should know that Nintendo has attached an adhesive film to the screen from … Continue reading

Snap up Eufy’s most affordable robot vacuum for its (almost) lowest price ever

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The best robot vacuums let you outsource the chore of cleaning your floors so you can put your feet up for a well-earned rest. However, they can be a costly purchase, so a good robot vacuum deal is always welcome. In the UK, Amazon has slashed 32% off the price of the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S robot vacuum cleaner, reducing it to just £129.99 from £189.99 . While this isn’t the best price we’ve ev

John Oliver takes an eye-opening look at the way misinformation spreads online

52Mashable / 5h
John Oliver has covered the topic of misinformation plenty of times before on Last Week Tonight , from vaccine myths to coronavirus conspiracies — and on Sunday, he returned to it once again. This time the focus was the spread of misinformation among non-English speaking communities, something spotlighted recently by the revelation of how little time Facebook spends moderating content outside the

Sky may have suffered a major network breach

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Cybersecurity researchers have found what appears to be a configuration file hosted on a domain hosted by the Sky media group , which apparently lists access credentials of production-level databases in plain text. Discovered by CyberNews researchers during a threat intelligence gathering operation, the file appears to be the main configuration file of the application hosted on the ‘upliftmedia’

Samsung Galaxy S22 likely won't have the best fast charging, but it'll beat iPhone 13

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Samsung phones have long been slower to charge than most rival handsets, and it doesn’t look like that is going to change with the Samsung Galaxy S22 range. In fact, if anything the gap could widen. While smartphone makers like OnePlus and Xiaomi are pushing charging speeds ever higher, Samsung might stick with 25W for the entire Galaxy S22 range. That’s the same speed as the Samsung Galaxy S21 r

Fitbit Charge 5 vs Fitbit Luxe: the two most stylish Fitbits compared

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The Fitbit Charge 5 and the Fitbit Luxe are two of the best fitness trackers you can buy today, and if you're trying to decide between the two, we're here to help you make the right choice. Ultimately, it boils down to where your priorities lie. Are you looking for a slim, stylish Fitbit that you can wear every day, with any outfit, and which will gently nudge you towards developing healthier hab

No, HP didn’t just leak the AMD Ryzen 7000 series

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AMD could have Ryzen 7000 processors waiting in the wings, according to the latest from the rumor mill – but we’re not so sure, and this leak, which comes from HP ( once again ), is likely to be a listing error of some kind. The full story here is that as @momomo_us highlighted on Twitter (via Wccftech ), HP has put up a product listing for future all-in-one PCs which will use either Intel’s inco

Concrete footbridge built with concrete from a renovated building

SlashGear / 5h
Researchers from EPFL have created a prototype footbridge that used reinforced concrete blocks without pouring concrete for the building project. The concrete blocks were cut from the walls of a building being renovated. The project marks the first time concrete has been recycled in this way. The concrete walls of the building under renovation were cut into individual blocks on-site … Continue re

First drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance offers unbridled and pricey fun

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TechCrunch / 5h
Let’s not discuss the Mustang Mach-E’s name. Not the Mach-E portion, the other part. The lineage of the pony car slapped onto an electric SUV. Those arguments are over. People have picked sides. The question of whether or not the Mach-E is a Mustang is irrelevant. A far more pressing query is upon us: Is the Mach-E GT worthy of the GT badge? Without reservation, both the Mach-E GT (Starting at $5

Ford's Mach-E GT is an American muscle car for the 21st century

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Sunlight filters down through towering pines, dappling the “grabber blue” skin of my Ford Mach-E GT as it gallops along Highway 1, heedless trivialities like “defensive driving technique” and “speed limits.” Irma Thomas is crooning through the 9-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, her rendition of Time is On My Side a stark contrast to the simulated auditory roar of the GT’s twin permanent-mag

Atlantic Labs spins-out FoodLabs, a €100m FoodTech fund addressing climate and health

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In the latest sign that that the tech industry is pivoting towards climate and sustainability, Atlantic Food Labs – an offshoot of the Berlin fund Atlantic Labs headed by long-time tech investor Christophe F. Maire – is relaunching as FoodLabs , with a dedicated €100m FoodTech fund to invest in food, health, and sustainability startups. Founded in 2016, Atlantic Food Labs has been an investor in

Leaked Fujifilm Instax Wide printer could be the best retro smartphone accessory

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Fujifilm has finally made a smartphone printer that produces retro photos in its largest Instax Wide format, according to the latest leaks. Fuji Rumors has spotted that the Fujifilm Instax Wide Link printer has now gone up for pre-order at some stores, including Jessops in the UK – although those links now appear to have been taken down. This follows an earlier reveal from serial leaker Nokishita

Up To 10% Cash Back (Or 10x Amex Points) With Rakuten

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Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. Whenever I make an online purchase I always check to see which shopping portal has the best bonus. Rakuten has just launched a solid promotion, whic

Android 12's biggest feature might not be on many phones at launch

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Arguably the biggest Android 12 feature is Material You, a way of personalizing the user interface design of your smartphone by choosing the colors, icon shapes and more. It sounds like many devices won't actually have this feature when they upgrade to Android 12 though. In a briefing on ColorOS 12, a version of Android 12 used for Oppo phones and adapted by Oppo from Google's original software,

This powerful VPN is on sale for 83% off during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Mashable / 6h
SAVE 83%: A three-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £1.71 per month, and includes an extra two months and antivirus software for free. We're right in the middle of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we're sure that you've been celebrating, right? Oh, you haven't. It's not too late to get started. Private Internet Access has slashed the price of a three-year subscription

Google Search now has a guitar tuner

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If you're in a pinch, and if you've misplaced your guitar tuner, and if you have a gig coming up like right now (yes, that's a lot of ifs), you can now ask Google for help get your guitar in tune. The new feature, called "Google Tuner," was noticed a few days ago by Android Police . To activate it, just google "Google Tuner," and you'll get a fully functional tuner that will use your computer or

Nissan unveils Nissan Intelligent Factory

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Facebook exec says future Instagram feature will 'nudge' teens away from damaging content

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Facebook's vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg says that the company plans to add features to help combat the negative effects of Instagram on teenagers, including one that will prompt younger users away from damaging content. In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on the news network's State of the Union program, Clegg pointed to the announcement last week that Facebook had put its plans t

Be prepared with 6 deals on survival and first aid kits

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You need to be prepared for anything, no matter where you are in the world. This is especially true if you often spend time outdoors or love taking spontaneous adventures. You won't always have cell reception or access to a phone, so having emergency tools on hand can save your life. We're not always prepared, though. That's why, for a limited time, these six first aid kits are all on sale. Keep

Protect and recover lost photos from your iPhone in a single click with PhoneRescue

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TL;DR: Give your data a safety net with the PhoneRescue for iOS: Lifetime License , on sale for $29.99 — a 70% discount — as of Oct. 11. Your iPhone receives multiple updates throughout its life, especially every time new models are released . While these fixes make your device more secure and reliable, there's still always room for error, especially user-made errors. Anyone who's ever lost cruci

This 3-part gardening training will help you keep your plants alive

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TL;DR: Become one with mother nature with the 2022 Green Thumb Gardener Bundle , on sale for 96% off. Grab it for just $19.99 as of Oct. 11. People got really into gardening in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. But not you! You kill every plant you see — it’s like the opposite of having the Midas touch. Don’t worry, though. There’s still hope for you yet. This 2022 Green Thumb Gardener Bund

Snag a refurbished iPad mini from 2019 for under $300

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TL;DR: Buy used and save on a refurbished iPad mini 4 with an accessories bundle for just $284.99 — a 42% savings — as of Oct. 11. Everyone wants the latest and greatest Apple devices the second they come out. But unfortunately, most of us are not made of money and can’t just swap out our barely-used MacBook for the newest model on the shelves every few months. (Seriously, Apple needs to cool it

Realme GT Neo2 Review

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It has become harder and harder to define what constitutes a flagship phone these days. Technically speaking, any phone that becomes the brand’s foremost product is considered its flagship. On a practical level, however, those are often the phones boasting high-end features that usually come with a matching price tag. It’s in that latter context that Realme is bringing out … Continue reading

Even Fall Guys can't resist the pull of Squid Game

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They say inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of sources, but in the case of Fall Guys and Netflix's Squid Game , there are parallels that can reasonably be drawn. Sure, neither could be more different in tone if they tried, but they're both fundamentally elimination-style gameshows. On that note, our recent interview with Fall Guys lead game designer Joe Walsh showed that the Netflix hit ha

Apple Watch 7’s fast charging only works with one specific cable

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One of the upgrades in the Apple Watch 7 is its charging speeds, which are 33% faster than on the Apple Watch 6 . That’s enough to get the wearable from 0% to 80% power in just 45 minutes, but to get those speeds you’ll have to use the charging cable that comes with it. That’s on top of also making sure you have a wall plug that supports these higher speeds, with Apple recommending its own 20W on

Inside the Courtroom With Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes

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Behind the closed doors are whispers, gestures and a daily rhythm, plus two court artists, numbered tickets and some true-crime fans.

Apple's AirPods Max headphones are $100 off at Amazon

Engadget / 6h
With excellent sound, solid ANC and good battery life, Apple's AirPods Max headphones have a lot going for them. If you've been eyeing a pair but find the $549 price hard to swallow, take note. Amazon is now selling the AirPods Max in all colors for $100 off at $449, the cheapest price we've seen on the site. Buy AirPods Max at Amazon - $449 The AirPods Max made our latest list of favorite headph

Ex-minister predicts ‘huge battleground’ over UK’s plan to set Internet content rules

TechCrunch / 7h
The former UK minster of state for what is now the digital and culture department, DCMS , has warned of the looming battle in parliament over the exact shape of incoming online safety legislation. In an interview with TechCrunch, Ed Vaizey — a former Conservative Party MP, now Lord Vaizey of Didcot, who was head of the culture, comms and creative industries department, as it was then, between 201

Sonos Roam takes Best Bluetooth Speaker crown at TechRadar Choice Awards 2021

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It’s the first day of our TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 reveal, and we’re kicking things off by announcing our winners in the TV, Audio and Entertainment categories. That includes Best Bluetooth Speaker, which goes to the Sonos Roam. The TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 powered by Oppo are a brand new awards event for 2021, and they’re designed to celebrate the best tech products and brands out there.

PUBG 2 could arrive in 2022, say leaks

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PUBG which launched as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and is currently known as PUBG Battlegrounds may be getting a sequel next year according to leaks. This refers essentially to the PC version of the game and not the mobile ones. According to a tweet from PlayerIGN who has made credible leaks about PUBG games before, the developers are apparently working on a new version of the popular battle ro

Tiger Global backs African fintech Mono in $15M Series A round

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Mono , an African startup that helps connect consumers’ bank accounts to financial applications, has raised a $15 million Series A round, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. The round, led by Tiger Global — the VC firm’s third major investment in Africa this year after Flutterwave and FairMoney — also had participation from new investors Target Global (an investor in neobank Kuda), General

Gogoro launches its battery-swapping tech in China

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Gogoro has announced that its hot-swappable battery technology has arrived China and will be compatible with two local scooter brands so far. It's the company's first large-scale expansion, after promising earlier this year to bring its scooters and tech outside of Taiwan. In May, the company announced a partnership with China's Yadea, the largest electric two-wheel manufacturer in the world, and

Reliance buys two firms in its solar energy push - Here are the details

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Reliance Industries, which had unveiled its big plans in the field of clean energy at its AGM earlier this year, has announced the acquisition of REC Solar Holdings AS (REC group) and Sterling & Wilson Solar. The two acquisitions underscore Mukesh Ambani company’s ambitions to grow its renewable energy portfolio quickly. At its AGM, Reliance had said an Integrated Solar Photovoltaic Giga factory

Realme GT Neo 2T specs leaked ahead of launch

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Realme GT Neo 2T will be the next mid-range smartphone from the house of Realme . A few days back, Realme’s China executive had teased the launch of this new phone and now, we have almost all the details of the upcoming smartphone which is set to launch on October 19. Realme’s Vice President in China and President of Realme Global Marketing, Xu Qi Chase posted a Weibo post a few days ago wherein

Samsung partners with top directors to make movies with Galaxy devices

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Even as Apple is putting out advertisements on making movies with its new iPhone13, Korean smartphone major Samsung has announced that it would be partnering with some of the world’s most renowned filmmakers to produce movies with its Galaxy smartphones . Samsung has unveiled a campaign that it has called "Filmed #withGalaxy", and to kick it off, well-known director Joe Wright --- he had helmed m

Mobile gaming startup Homa Games raises $50 million

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Just days after Voodoo acquired Beach Bum , another French mobile gaming company has news to share. Homa Games is raising a $50 million Series A round led by Northzone. The company partners with indie game studios and acts as a publisher. Other investors in today’s funding round include Singular, King, the founders of FuboTV and Daniel Ek’s family office. The company is raising this Series A roun

Facebook Will Tell Teens to ‘Take a Break’ From Instagram and 'Nudge' Them Away From Harmful Content

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Facebook has announced new safety measures for Instagram in response to the storm of criticism it has received in light of documents and testimony from whistleblower Frances Haugen. Read more...

Nokia G50 5G arrives in the US with another choice for your wallet

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The industry push to make 5G takeover most of the world’s networks only makes sense if the majority of people in the world can access it. In addition to actually making 5G accessible and affordable, it also requires that 5G phones be likewise. There is an almost overwhelming number of 5G phones in the market today, most of them leaning … Continue reading

Unleash your inner EDM DJ with the help of this discounted music production bundle

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TL;DR: The Complete 2021 EDM Music Production Bundle is on sale for £22.03 as of Oct. 11, saving you 98% on list price. Sign up for the Complete 2021 EDM Music Production Bundle to get a primer on the tips and tricks you need to make your own beats. This bundle includes eight in-depth courses and over 600 lessons covering electronic music, music theory, EDM production, and DAW (digital audio work

Galaxy A13 5G could become Samsung’s next budget phone killer

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There is no shortage of 5G-capable smartphones these days, at least if you’re looking at the top tiers of the smartphone market. While there are more accessible 5G phones as well, few phone makers have managed to break through the entry-level or budget phone market with affordable choices for 5G handsets. That’s where Samsung’s Galaxy A series has been trying … Continue reading

Instagram will soon nudge teens to take a break

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Facebook is no stranger to scandals, including ones that land it in court or grilled by Congress, but there are a few notable ones that really rouse people’s ire. While its meddling in a past US election still haunts it to this day, Facebook’s latest debacle doesn’t even involve