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Facebook whistleblower reveals identity, says company ‘chooses profits over safety’

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Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor GM’s US factories will switch to renewable energy five years ahead of schedule YouTube TV may drop 14 NBC Universal channels over a contract dispute Internal documents published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently revealed that Facebook allowed VIPs to break its rules and that it was aware

Scientists who discovered how our bodies feel hugs and heat win Nobel Prize

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Scientists who discovered how we sense heat, cold, and touch have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet awarded David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian the prize jointly for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. The Laureates explored how nerve impulses are sent in the body to allow temperature and pressure to b

Netflix installs replica of Squid Game’s deadly robot doll at shopping mall

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Netflix has turned to scare tactics in its latest marketing stunt for Korean smash hit Squid Game by installing a replica of the show’s murderous robot doll at a shopping mall in the Philippines. The 10-foot-tall creation has been placed outside the Robinsons Galleria mall in Quezon City, Philippines, to 'monitor' an adjacent crosswalk. Its positioning is an homage to the premise of the show’s fi

YouTube TV Won’t Lose NBC Channels After All

How-To Geek / 16min
Google’s YouTube TV and NBCUniversal have spent the last few weeks going back and forth over whether NBC channels would remain on YouTube TV. The two companies have managed to sign a deal that allows the streaming cable service to keep NBC programming without increasing the cost. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New skills project to create job opportunities for women and youth in clothing and textile sector

Popular Mechanics / 18min
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Apple Watch Series 7 pre-orders open on October 8th

Engadget / 19min
Apple has announced when you'll be able to snag an Apple Watch Series 7 . Pre-orders start this Friday, October 8th at 8AM ET. The device, which starts at $399 , will be available one week later on October 15th. The biggest change this year is a larger, always-on display. Apple has bumped up the case size options to 41mm and 45mm and reduced the bezel to 1.7mm. The latest user interface takes adv

SSDs are failing just as often as hard drives

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 18min
Solid-state drives (SSD) are often touted as more reliable than hard-disk drives (HDD), but new research from cloud backup and storage services provider Backblaze suggests that may not always be the case. The company recently put both variants to the test, analyzing the performance of both SSDs and HDDs in the same environment, performing the same functions, and with the same workload - with the

Microsoft Office 2021 release date, pricing, features and everything else you need to know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 19min
Microsoft has released new information about the latest version of its suite of office software , Office 2021. With the company going all-in on its Microsoft 365 subscription package, it looked as if we may never see another traditional Office release. But Microsoft has now confirmed it will give users the chance to access the newest versions of Word , Excel , PowerPoint and the like for a one-ti

Nvidia RTX 3090 Super GPU rumors just won’t die – but how likely is it?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 18min
Nvidia is readying to launch a trio of new models of graphics cards at the very start of 2022, with the beefiest offering being the RTX 3090 Super, fresh nuggets from the rumor mill suggest. Of course, we’ve heard speculation on the subject of the RTX 3090 Super before, and this will purportedly be accompanied by a new flavor of RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of VRAM, and a relaunched RTX 2060 with more v

Unlock the secrets of cryptocurrency and FinTech with these massively discounted training classes

Mashable / 19min
Whether you want to do real investing or just discover how the process works, any of these nine bundles can help you master the complex world of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Plus, for a limited time, when you enter code VIP40 at checkout, you can score an extra 40% off all of the learning bundles you see below. The Complete Cryptocurrency Investment Bundle Start here if you've never invested in

Ladder raises $100M on a $900M valuation for a platform selling flexible-term life insurance

TechCrunch / 22min
Life insurance has had a new lease of life in the era of insuretech, and today one of the companies building a business out of rethinking everything — from target customers through to how to provision and pay for insurance, and how much coverage to give — is announcing some funding on the back of strong growth. Ladder , which providers flexible-term life insurance policies providing coverage rang

Apple Watch Series 7 arrives October 15, starting at $399

TechCrunch / 21min
The Apple Watch Series 7 debuted at the big September 14 hardware event, with a vague “fall” release date. Today, the company announced that the popular wearable will go up for preorder this Friday (October 8), with in-store available starting a week later, on the 15 th , for customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, UAE, UK and US. The mos

Star Trek’s William Shatner joins Blue Origin NS-18 space launch

SlashGear / 24min
Blue Origin has confirmed the final crew-members for the upcoming NS-18 launch, with Star Trek actor William Shatner set to occupy one of the last two seats in the spacecraft. Shatner will join Blue Origin’s own Audrey Powers on NS-18, which is expected to launch later this month. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, announced the first crew for NS-18 at … Continue reading

Apple Watch 7 release date is October 15 – here’s when pre-orders start

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 25min
The Apple Watch 7 release date has been set, and you'll be able to buy the new smartwatch on October 15. That's the same date for many countries around the world, including the US, UK and Australia. Pre-orders will open for the upcoming smartwatch on Friday, October 8. That's when you'll be able to ensure your order is made, and it should mean you're able to receive one as quickly as possible. Th

Updates From Aquaman 2, She-Hulk, and More

Gizmodo / 30min
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has hopes The Walking Dead ’s end could provide a Negan spinoff. Superman and Lois finds itself a new sinister authority figure for season two. Plus, a new look at the next episode of Titans , and what’s to come on Supergirl , Legends of Tomorrow , and more. Spoilers now! Read more...

Woot(ish): British Airways A380 Returning To Service!

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97One Mile at a Time / 32min
I consider myself to be a huge Airbus A380 fan, and I’m thrilled when we hear about more airlines having plans to bring back the whale jet, following the pandemic. However, this one I’m lukewarm about… British Airways A380 will fly as of November 2021 Around the beginning of the pandemic, British Airways grounded its fleet of 12 Airbus A380s. The airline has now outlined plans to bring back five

William Shatner to fly on Blue Origin’s next human spaceflight on October 12

TechCrunch / 35min
Blue Origin’s next passenger list will include TV and film space exploration veteran William Shatner, along with Blue Origin’s own Audrey Powers, who serves as the company’s Voice President of Mission & Flight Operations. These two will round out the four-person crew that includes previously announced passengers Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries, on a launch that is scheduled to fly on October 12

Today Only: Get Our Favorite 4TB PS5 SSD for $130 Off

How-To Geek / 37min
If you own a PS5 and want a big 4TB SSD, you can currently grab one of our favorite PS5-compatible SSDs for $130 off the regular price. Instead of $649.99, you can snag the ultra-high-speed PNY XLR8 4TB CS3040 gaming SSD from Amazon for $519.99 today, October 4, 2021, only. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why You Actually Should Make Yourself Replaceable at Work

Lifehacker / 41min
Those who are looking to advance in their careers often strive to make themselves indispensable to their employers—but what you should actually focus on is making yourself replaceable. Read more...

Jamaica Is a Tech Desert. Gamers Make It Work Anyway

Wired / 45min
It's expensive and difficult to obtain graphics cards, PC components, consoles, and even games. Some streamers have had to get creative.

Review: I’m Not Anxious And Sleep Fine. Can CBD Oil Help Me?

Futurism / 47min
So, CBD is just a trend, right? While manufacturers are pumping out all manner of cannabidiol-infused products, can we expect to find them clogging up the back of our closets one day soon? Will they be hiding out back there with the Jazzercise VHS videos, bottles of ephedra and the Shake Weight? If you’re expecting the current fad of CBD oils, balms, gummies and other extract goodies to gradually

DevOps market demand drives quick Series C turnaround for Esper

TechCrunch / 50min
As DevOps SaaS platform Esper continues to build out the category and the number of connected devices grows, the company took on another round of funding to stay ahead of demand. Just five months after announcing a $30 million Series B round , the company is back with an even bigger capital infusion — $60 million in Series C funding led by Insight Partners. Existing investors, including the Serie

Elevate launches its approach to managing pre-tax benefits with $12M Series A

TechCrunch / 50min
Company benefits make or break the ability to recruit top talent. On one side of that is 401(k), while on the other are consumer-directed benefits, any accounts offered by the employer to use for a designated purpose that typically has tax-advantaged benefits. Elevate has a new approach to how employers and employees access, manage and experience consumer-directed benefits. Former Businessolver e

To The Market takes on funding to create ethical, sustainable work environments for women

TechCrunch / 50min
Jane Mosbacher Morris started her career in the U.S. Department of State helping women fight terrorism. Now she is helping them find fairly paid work. She recognized that for women to drive change they needed access to resources, so she started studying agriculture and other sectors and become interested in the strategic investment in supply chain. Carrie Colbert, founder and general partner of C

Amazon will allow U.S. Prime members to send gifts using only an email or phone number

TechCrunch / 50min
In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Amazon today convenient a new way to send gifts through its mobile app. Instead of entering in the recipient’s mailing address — a piece of information people often don’t know in today’s age of digital communications — Prime members can now send a gift to a friend via their phone number or email address. The feature works by offering an alternative

Why Doesn’t the Xbox Series X Have VR?

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How-To Geek / 51min
The PlayStation VR is the only virtual reality solution for console gamers today and, with the PSVR 2 for the PlayStation 5 rumored to be just around the corner, there’s still no answer from the Xbox camp. Why are the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One all missing VR support? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Climate change is making the Earth reflect less light

SlashGear / 52min
New research suggests that as the climate on Earth changes, the planet is reflecting less light. The link between climate change and the brightness of the planet is clouds. Scientists have long struggled to create models showing how clouds respond to climate change. Researchers also want to know how changing clouds might shape the climate of the Earth in the … Continue reading

The 13 best increased card offers to sign up for in October

81The Points Guy / 53min
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Credit card sign-up bonuses and welcome offers are the quickest and easiest way to rake in lots of points and miles, so we regularly update the roundup of our favorite current offers in our best credit cards guide. But to help you keep up with an ever-changing list of bonuses, we’ve compiled the best card offers curr

MacBook Pro (2021) Apple event in October seems even more likely

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 54min
Yet another rumor points to an October reveal event for the new MacBook Pro . The long-awaited laptop is likely to be powered by the highly anticipated M1X Apple silicon chip – the next generation of Apple’s already impressive M1 chip that features in its best Mac and iPad devices. The latest speculation comes from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman who in his latest Power On newsletter suggested Apple is g

Microsoft is finally solving this Windows copy and paste file issue

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 54min
Moving important files around your PC will hopefully soon be a lot easier thanks to a new Windows update from Microsoft. The company has unveiled an upgraded copy/move system for user files across its OneDrive and Sharepoint cloud storage and file-sharing services. The change should mean that copying, pasting and moving files around your system is simpler than ever before, helping users keep trac

Crucial, PNY and Lexar storage is up to 32 percent off on Amazon today only

Engadget / 54min
If you've been on the market for a new portable drive, a microSD card for your Nintendo Switch or even an SSD for your PS5, Amazon has a big, one-day sale on a bunch of storage devices from brands like PNY, Crucial and Lexar. There are quite a few notable deals in this sale, two of which can help you store more games on your preferred console. Our favorite cheap SSD for the PS5, PNY's 4TB XLR8 CS

Netflix's 'On My Block' is back for Season 4. Here's a little preview of what to expect.

Mashable / 55min
Well, the final season of On My Block is here. We've been through so much with the squad, and can never listen to DeJ Loaf's "Changes" ever again. With Season 4 landing on Netflix on Monday, the streaming service released a handy clip to give you a little catch-up of where we left off and a preview of what's to come. Spoiler alert , for anyone who doesn't want to know what's next for Monse, Ruby,

Let’s make a deal: Entrepreneur wants to trade Buran shuttle for a skull

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / The original Buran shuttle, which flew one time, is photographed in the year 2000 two years before its destruction. (credit: Scott Peterson/Liaison) Tensions are continuing to escalate between a Kazakh businessman and Russian space officials over the fate of the second Buran-class orbiter, named Burya . The businessman, Dauren Musa, claims ownership of Burya . This was the second orbite

Gaming laptop deals: save $200 on this cheap RTX 3070 HP Omen at Best Buy

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It's been fairly quiet on the gaming laptop deals front recently but we've finally spotted an excellent high-end machine that's great value - this RTX 3070 HP Omen for $1,599.99 (was $1,799.99) at Best Buy. A cool $200 price cut makes this one of the cheapest RTX 3070 gaming laptop deals we've seen in a while - plus, the Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD mean you're not skimping on

Alfa Romeo has sold all 500 Giulia GTA models, but there’s still hope

SlashGear / 1h
More than a year after debuting a souped-up version of the Giulia Quadrifoglio called the Giulia GTA and GTAm, Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has announced that it sold out all 500 units of its anniversary-edition car. If you remember, Alfa Romeo celebrated its 110th birthday last 2020. Debuting the Giulia GTA and GTAm were, of course, part of the festivities. … Continue reading

Perk Up Lackluster Chili With Instant Espresso Powder

Lifehacker / 1h
Friday evening, I had several people over for some vegan chili. Vegan chili probably doesn’t sound all that exciting if you’re not vegan, and I could tell that several of my guests (besides the vegan) were less than stoked that I had gone with a meat-free, dairy-free option. (I provided sour cream and cheese for the… Read more...

Daily Getaways Travel Deals Return In 2021

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In the coming days the Daily Getaways promotion will be returning, which should offer some awesome discounted travel opportunities. We now have somewhat of a preview of what to expect. What is Daily Getaways? Daily Getaways is a promotion that’s run by the US Travel Association, which is intended to encourage tourism within the United States. This has historically been offered every spring, thoug

The UK zine tackling sex and relationship issues for people of colour

Mashable / 1h
Open The Sex Agenda zine, a new publication by grassroots community sexual and reproductive health organisation Decolonising Contraception , and you'll find a startling variety of stories. There's a piece about why gay South Asian men hesitate to engage with sexual health services. There's an investigation into the greater implications of a couple having mismatched libidos. Then there's a persona

Toyota reveals a new three-wheel electric scooter for walking areas

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Electric scooters to help people get around are common in many cities and some large industrial environments. One of the biggest problems with traditional two-wheel electric scooters in pedestrian environments is the potential for accidents. In many areas, such as college campuses, two-wheel electric scooters are prohibited. Toyota has revealed a new scooter specifically designed to be used in wa

Could Fossil Fuel Companies Ever Be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity?

Gizmodo / 1h
Someone does something wrong, and is held accountable for it. It’s a pleasant notion, one with no bearing whatsoever on the world of the super-rich, whose various plunderings, deceptions, and general anti-humanity behaviors have gone and will continue to go unpunished. But does it have to be this way? Might we one day… Read more...

President Biden wants to kill off ransomware for good

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The US will convene a meeting with its NATO allies and G7 countries this month with the sole intention of addressing the threat of ransomware , President Joe Biden has shared . “This month, the United States will bring together 30 countries to accelerate our cooperation in combating cybercrime, improving law enforcement collaboration, stemming the illicit use of cryptocurrency , and engaging on t

Thailand Will Impose New Tourism Fee In Order To Chase Away Low Value Tourists

View from the Wing / 1h
With tourism to and within Asia virtually halted by the coronavirus pandemic, Thailand has struggled mightily. In 2019 tourism represented over 18% of the country’s GDP. So the country is going to impose a new tax on foreign tourists starting in 2022. The goal is to reduce low "quality" tourism. Continue reading ...

Biden calls for an international crackdown on ransomware

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SlashGear / 1h
The Biden administration has announced that it is calling a meeting that will include representatives from 30 different nations in an attempt to drum up support for a global crackdown on ransomware. Ransomware is a type of cyber attack where data and files on a computer or server system are stolen and encrypted. If the victim doesn’t pay a ransom, … Continue reading

Mark your calendars: Daily Getaways travel deals are coming back

The Points Guy / 1h
Get excited, because the U.S. Travel Association’s five-week Daily Getaways promotion is officially back! After a hiatus caused by the pandemic, the deals have returned and, according to USTA, can save travelers up to 60%. This year, most of the promotions appear to be hotel-related. You can take a look at the offers you may be interested in beginning Monday, Oct. 4, and deals go live on Oct. 7.

Oops: Former Air India A320 Gets Stuck Under Bridge

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It’s not every day you see something like this. Then again, this also isn’t the first time that something like this has happened. How an Air India plane got stuck under a bridge Video has gone viral of a former Air India Airbus A320 getting stuck underneath a bridge on the Delhi-Gurugram highway near Delhi Airport. Now, in fairness, this mishap has nothing to do with Air India as such. The plane

Windows 11 system requirements – is your PC compatible?

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October 5 is the long-awaited official release date for Windows 11 , Microsoft's latest operating system for PC and Laptop devices. While a new OS release can be exciting, you might be disappointed to know that the system requirements needed are rather steep, so there's a chance that you might be unable to update to Windows 11 without making some adjustments. Thankfully, Windows 10 will be suppor

Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of Oct. 4, 2021

How-To Geek / 1h
The first week of spooky season is here, and Netflix is definitely in the Halloween spirit. This week, there’s no shortage of scary flicks and series, and animated movies to choose from. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Get Rid of Teams on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 1h
If Microsoft Teams is getting on your nerves in Windows 11—popping up when you log in, always running in the background, or launching when you click the “Chat” taskbar icon—here’s how to get rid of it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

20 Unethical (but Brilliant) Life Hacks From Reddit

Lifehacker / 1h
The Lifehacker staff are all upstanding members of society with clean driving records and shiny white teeth; we’re not like those reprobates over at Reddit’s Unethical Life Hacks forum. I trolled their dark-side tips to bring you 20 of the most morally questionable, legally dubious, often hilarious (but sometimes… Read more...

Amazon reveals a new way to send gifts via email or mobile

SlashGear / 2h
Amazon has revealed a new way for friends and family to send a gift to someone without needing their delivery address. Amazon Prime members now have a new way to instantly send gifts to friends and family using their mobile device. The only information the gift giver needs for the receiver is their email address or phone number. The gift … Continue reading

Apple’s licensing deal with this major soccer league is great news for Ted Lasso season 3

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Potential spoilers for Ted Lasso season 2 follow Apple has reportedly signed a licensing deal with the Premier League that will allow the inclusion of archive footage, real-life badges and the trophy itself in future seasons of soccer drama Ted Lasso . The agreement, worth £500,000 according to The Athletic , should mean the show’s third season will feel more authentic than ever, which Apple pres

YouTube makes it easy to resume watching a mobile video on desktop

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YouTube has a new feature that allows you to quickly switch from smartphone to desktop when watching a video, 9to5Google has reported. If you're watching something in the YouTube app on Android or iOS and exit before it finishes, a mini-player with the same video will open in the bottom corner when you launch YouTube on the web. Rather than showing the channel name as it usually does, however, "C

Plans for Google Pay banking service pulled

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Google appears to have pulled the plug on Plex, a banking and personal finance service it had been developing for almost a year. As reported by The Wall Street Journal , the company confirmed it has canceled the project after missing multiple deadlines and seeing key workers leave the company. But Google says it won’t give up on the idea of having an app to simplify paying for things and managing

The global tech shortage that stole Christmas

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If you were hoping to snag some deals on coveted tech such as a PS5 or a new MacBook for Christmas in this year's Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales, then it might be time for a harsh reality check. Silicon, an element present in almost every major tech product these days, is in short supply due to high demand and manufacturing issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This has resulted in the cost

Capcom eyes PC as its main gaming platform, and that's a very good thing

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Over the last few years, Capcom has been knocking it out of the park with several high profile game releases that have firmly put the publisher on the map for even the most casual of gamers. Thanks to the company's flagship RE Engine, games like Resident Evil 2 , Resident Evil Village and Devil May Cry 5 have been some of the most graphically impressive titles to release in the last few years, wi

Samsung ditches ads in Pay and Health apps

SlashGear / 2h
No matter what brand of smartphone you prefer, one thing that all smartphone users have in common is the loathing of ads. No one wants to pay hundreds of dollars for a high-end premium smartphone only to have the manufacturer hit them with ads at every turn. Unfortunately, despite what users want, Samsung has been doing that with some of … Continue reading

A spinning disc flinging paint in extreme slow motion is a delightfully mesmerising watch

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If you need a bit of Monday relaxation and you can't get away from your desk, you could probably do worse than watching this extreme slow motion of a paint flinger for 10 minutes. The video is the latest offering from YouTube duo The Slow Mo Guys, with Gav placing random paint arrangements on a homemade spinner and capturing the results at a satisfying 1000 frames per second. Just look at all tho

Will technology solve education inequality?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
As Harvard analyst, Deval Patrick, truthfully pointed out once: “When there’s inequity in learning, it’s usually baked into life.” The quality of education we receive as children and young adults directly impacts the quality of life we enjoy later. A good education allows us to work, develop and ultimately live a more secure and happier life. Receiving an inadequate education, on the other hand,

Coinbase hack sees thousands of users' accounts drained

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Coinbase has sent out breach notification letters to over 6000 users admitting they might have lost funds in a months-long campaign against the cryptocurrency exchange. In the letter, the company said attackers took advantage of a flaw in Coinbase’ two-factor authentication ( 2FA ) mechanism to carry out several assaults between March and May 20, 2021. “As soon as Coinbase learned of this issue,

The Morning After: What is it with Netflix cropping ‘Seinfeld’?

47Engadget / 2h
Welcome to Monday. How was your weekend? For me, a rainy October — England doing what it does — kept me indoors, but fortunately, there was a crop of shows I was planning to watch anyhow. While I caught up on the cultural phenomenon that is Squid Games , a lot of you dipped your toes into the entire run of Seinfeld , which is now available to stream on Netflix . You might have noticed the march o

Samsung soundbars are having issues – but the latest firmware update should fix them

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Anyone who has the Samsung Q850T soundbar in their home theater system may have struggled to get their audio kit working, after a mid-September firmware update appears to have impacted the speakers’ functionality. A number of Samsung customers have taken to the company’s US forums to complain about issues with the Q850T – a 5.1.2 channel speaker system with Dolby Atmos audio – specifically when c

BMW pioneers new EcoPaintJet Pro vehicle painting process

SlashGear / 2h
German automaker BMW has unveiled its pioneering new paint application process developed with leading mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr. BMW’s innovative EcoPaintJet Pro is a dream come true by offering multiple benefits. The method uses less paint, is overspray-free, and can use two colors to achieve a custom paint job without masking. “This smart painting technology meets all the … Con

The Station: Inside the Rivian R1T and its IPO filing

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TechCrunch / 2h
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. Welp, it was an EV heavy week, starting with the Polestar SPAC and ending with the Rivian IPO filing (curses to the late Friday regulatory filing). Oh, and Tesla’s record-breaking delivery and production numbers posted Saturday, which blew past anal

Clearview AI Has New Tools to Identify You in Photos

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In an interview with WIRED, CEO Hoan Ton-That said the company has scraped 10 billion photos from the web—and developed new ways to aid police surveillance.

20 Years After the Anthrax Attacks, We’re Still Unprepared

Wired / 2h
The first fatal bioterror attack in the US killed five people and caused a national panic—and we’re still short of funding and tech to handle health emergencies.

Should You Upgrade to Windows 11?

How-To Geek / 2h
Windows 11 arrives on October 5, 2021. Unlike the big Windows 10 upgrade offer that felt impossible to avoid, Microsoft isn’t encouraging everyone to upgrade this time. In fact, Microsoft is recommending many PC owners not upgrade. Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Where to find all the best Black Friday 2021 deals in the UK

Mashable / 2h
Navigating Black Friday can be a pain, so we've tried to make your life a little bit easier by organising the deals you need into convenient category pages: Cyber Monday Gaming Deals (UK) Cyber Monday Laptop Deals (UK) Cyber Monday TV Deals (UK) Cyber Monday VPN Deals (UK) We're sorry to break it to you like this, but we're about to enter the second pandemic holiday shopping season. Yep, that's r

The Seinfeld aspect ratio is wrong on Netflix, and some fans aren't happy

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This past Friday, Netflix started streaming Seinfeld around the world. The show is largely seen as its big replacement for The Office and Friends in North America – two series that were enormously popular on the streamer before they were snapped up by other services. The problem is, the show is streaming in 16:9 rather than its original 4:3 aspect ratio, which has drawn some ire on the internet f

Bioengineers create a self-powered bioelectronic device

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SlashGear / 3h
Bioengineers at UCLA have created a soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The flexible device can create the power it needs to operate from body motion ranging from the bending of an elbow to the movement created by the pulse on a wrist. Project researchers discovered something called the magnetoelastic effect, which creates a charge when small magnets are pushed … Continue reading

Channel 4 and E4 issues persist, but when will subtitles come back?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Poor Channel 4. The broadcaster has had a truly difficult week – along with its viewers – after a fire at a West London broadcast center kicked off a medley of technical issues across its various channels and programmes. The likes of Channel 4, E4 and More4 have had issues either displaying in people's homes at all – with error messages in place of weekly Hollyoaks episodes – or doing so with ful

Choice Privileges Selling Points With A Bonus

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Choice Privileges has rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points. On the surface this seems like it could be a good deal, except it would appear that the program has raised the cost to purchase points. Buy Choice Privileges points with 35% bonus Through Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Choice Privileges is offering a sale on purchased points . Choice is offering a tiered bonus on purchased po

John Oliver enlists Danny Devito's help to go after chemical company

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Anyone who's seen the 2019 Mark Ruffalo movie Dark Waters or the 2018 documentary The Devil We Know will already have heard of PFAS, the "forever chemicals" found in water supplies that have been linked to medical conditions including cancer and which were at the centre of a large number of lawsuits filed against the U.S. chemicals company DuPont . John Oliver took a deep dive into them during th

Lenovo Legion Play handheld Android game console leaks

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SlashGear / 3h
Mobile gaming has been popular for many years, and while most people play mobile games on their smartphones, dedicated mobile gaming consoles are still popular. Something interesting has leaked from Lenovo, most known for producing laptop and desktop computers. The leaked product is called the Lenovo Legion Play, and it’s an Android-powered portable game console discovered on the Lenovo website …

How to get your car buyer ready

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Intel Alder Lake CPU leak hints at some wallet-worrying prices

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Intel’s incoming Alder Lake processors , which might just be here at the start of November , have had more pricing leaks, this time from various Amazon listings across Europe. To be precise, we’ve witnessed price tag spillage from Amazon UK, as well as Amazon in France and the Netherlands, but as ever with leaked prices, put on your most skeptical head while perusing these – they could well be pl

Google Chrome update reinvents a classic web browser feature

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Google is working on an experimental new feature for its web browser Chrome that it hopes will make locating specific pieces of information much simpler. According to a new blog post , members of the Chrome early-access program will soon get the chance to try out a feature called Journeys, which divides up the browsing history into a series of different topics. For example, if someone has been re

10 years of Siri: the history of Apple's voice assistant

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Has it really been 10 years of Siri? Somehow, yes. The Apple voice assistant was originally integrated into the iPhone 4S way back in October 2011, and we're now here to wish Siri a very happy 10th birthday. Sparking a trend for smart voice assistants across the board, Siri certainly changed how we all interact with technology these days, with the rise of Alexa no doubt helped substantially by th

One Identity has acquired OneLogin, a rival to Okta and Ping in sign-on and identity access management

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42TechCrunch / 3h
More consolidation is afoot in the world of cybersecurity, specifically around services to help organizations manage identity and access. Today, One Identity — which provides tools for managing “zero trust” access to systems, as well as running log management and other governance services for enterprises — announced that it has acquired OneLogin , a rival to companies like Okta, Ping and others i

First drive: The Electrifying GMC Hummer EV

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81TechCrunch / 3h
The $110,000 GMC Hummer EV is a wild mashup that can keep up with the best off-roader, has the comfort of a luxury sedan and the speed of a sports car. And it has a truck bed. GM calls it a super truck, and I cannot disagree. After driving the Hummer EV at General Motor’s test track, a few things were immediately apparent. First, the large Hummer EV is a joy to drive thanks to plenty of power and

Amazon’s Astro robot is stupid. You’ll still fall in love with it.

21MIT Technology Review / 3h
On September 28, Amazon introduced Astro, a “household robot.” Amazon’s launch video promises that the $999 robot, which is squat with two wheels and a rectangular screen that features two orbs for eyes, will be able to do things like watch your home or join impromptu dance parties. This being Amazon, there’s good reason to be skeptical, especially since Astro is essentially a giant camera on whe

New Zealand Abandons Covid-Zero Strategy, Leaving Few Countries Still Pursuing Virus Elimination

Gizmodo / 3h
New Zealand will abandon its strategy of completely eliminating covid-19 from the country, adopting a new policy of learning to live with the virus and trying to achieve high vaccination rates, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a press conference on Monday. Read more...

Researchers create fuel from greenhouse gas

SlashGear / 3h
Engineers at the University of Cincinnati have developed a method of creating fuel using greenhouse gases. The process has the potential to be able to create fuel both here on Earth and on Mars. If the process can be perfected, it could prove to be exactly what NASA needs to provide fuel for rockets and other uses on the surface … Continue reading

BGMI releases stricter rules to combat hackers

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BGMI like PUBG Mobile has been struggling to get a handle on the cheaters in the game soon after launch. And in its first-round the developers at Krafton had banned over 336,736 accounts . And now in a new post the developers have confirmed that it has deployed stricter rules to keep the gameplay fair. It has also confirmed that it has banned over 136,955 accounts from September 17 - 23. BGMI str

Five Seasons Ventures pulls in €180M fund to tackle human health and climate via FoodTech

Five Seasons Ventures•
TechCrunch / 3h
FoodTech is booming in Europe and is growing exponentially. In 2020, €3 billion went into European FoodTech companies ( State of European Tech Report, March 2021 ), and the pandemic has accelerated demand as consumers have shifted to grocery delivery. The industry has also been affected by the rise of direct-to-consumer food brands. Finally, the pandemic created a boom in interest in healthy food

Apple makes it easier to report bad apps and scams

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27Engadget / 4h
Following reports that revealed that a significant percentage of top App Store apps were scams, Apple is allowing users to report such behavior, according to The Verge . As part of iOS 15, the latest App Store update lets you "report a scam or fraud" for both free, in-app purchase (IAP) and paid apps, provided you've installed the app in question. The feature, detailed by Kosta Eleftheriou and Ri

Xbox Series X SSD storage could soon be more affordable

Seagate Xbox Series•
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New tech is always expensive and the same is true of the latest and greatest console hardware from Xbox and PlayStation. However new reports suggest that SSD storage expansion on the Xbox Series X could be about to get a fair amount cheaper. SSD or solid-state drive storage is much faster than your typical hard drive but is also more expensive for the same amount of digital space. What can furthe

Amazon makes it easier to send people gifts over Black Friday, for better or worse

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
As Black Friday 2021 approaches, there's no doubt millions of consumers looking to huge retailers like Amazon to score massive savings on big-name brands. As it turns out, Amazon has a new feature ready for Amazon Prime members that could make it easier than ever to buy gifts for others – for better or worse. As reported by The Verge , this new Amazon Prime feature will allow service subscribers

Snap up this Nespresso coffee maker for its lowest ever price

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The best coffee makers ensure you can create barista-worthy hot drinks from the comfort of your own home. However, they can be a pricey purchase so a good coffee maker deal is always welcome. In the UK, Amazon has slashed 62% of the price of the Nespresso VertuoPlus Limited Edition coffee maker, reducing it to just £69.00 from £179.99 . This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this coffee mak

Tiny fusilli-shaped bot can move around despite lacking any electronics

Mashable / 4h
Designed by a team of researchers at Tianjin University in China, this fusilli-shaped robot assembles itself when heat is placed beneath it. Once the surface below the bot reaches 160°C, it rolls itself into a tubular form and is on its way.

Mazda finally goes electric, but its MX-30 has dismal range

2022 Mazda 30 EV Drive•
Mashable / 4h
As I weaved through a dry canyon pass in Southern California, I felt stealthy, quick, quiet, and nimble in the first electric Mazda released in the U.S. Until I looked at my battery level on the dash of the MX-30 . After more than an hour of driving I had already chewed up about half the mileage available on the small, 35.5 kWh battery. I knew it was enough to get back, but the plunging double-di

Guardians of the Galaxy game will throw every graphics trick in the book at your PC

Guardians Galaxy RTX•
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy game is starting to look like it could be a sleeper hit – at least in how deeply it's leaning into all the latest graphical bells and whistles. A new trailer shows off how those lucky enough to have the latest and greatest in PC hardware, such as an RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 graphics card, can push the game to its limits: "PC players will enjoy this stunning universe's

Making sense of Mazda’s MX-30 electric commuter car

2022 Mazda 30 EV Drive•
Ars Technica / 4h
Mazda is about to sell its first battery electric vehicle, the MX-30 crossover. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] Mazda provided flights to Santa Ana and a night in a hotel so we could drive the MX-30. Ars does not accept paid editorial content. IRVINE, Calif.—It's fair to say that Mazda has some work ahead of it with regard to electrification. The Japanese automaker has repeatedly impressed us with its

No Time to Die's huge debut shakes and stirs box office to life

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23TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
It seems that James Bond has the Midas Touch after all. No Time to Die , Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, has breathed new life into the cinematic box office with a huge opening weekend haul in international markets. Per Variety , No Time to Die raked in $119 million across 54 countries during the first weekend of October. In doing so, it becomes the first Hollywood blockbuster to surpass $100

Google Pixel 6 gets properly advertised and extensively leaked

Google Pixel 6 October•
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We’re expecting the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to be fully unveiled soon, with October 19 looking likely , and Google is clearly ramping up for the launch, as it’s now started properly advertising the phones on YouTube and TV. Google Japan posted the video that you can see below, showing off the Pixel 6 and saying it’s “coming soon.” The advert doesn’t really show us anything new, but the fac

Apple Watch 7 real life photos just landed - here's what it looks like

Apple Watch Series 7•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The Apple Watch 7 is expected to go on sale in the next few weeks, but we've still yet to see the design of the smartwatch outside of the company's own press imagery and videos. Or at least, we hadn't seen it outside of that until now, as the Apple Watch Series 7 has been spotted in the flesh on a Facebook group for Apple Watch owners. Spotted by MacRumors , the images show what is thought to be

Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew

Facebook Bulletin VTEX•
200+NYT > Technology / 4h
A trove of leaked documents, published by The Wall Street Journal, hints at a company whose best days are behind it.

Indian edtech giant Byju’s valued at $18 billion in new funding

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48TechCrunch / 4h
Byju’s has raised about $300 million as part of a larger round of new investment as the Indian edtech giant focuses on expanding its international business and aggressively explores merger and acquisition opportunities. A filing, supplied to TechCrunch by research firm Tofler, showed that the new investment values the startup at $18 billion, up from a valuation of $16.5 billion in June this year.

Amazon lets Prime members send gifts with only an email address or phone number

60Engadget / 5h
Amazon Prime members can now use the mobile Amazon Shopping app to send gifts to friends using just their phone number of email address — even if they don't have their street address. The new feature makes it easier to give, receive and even exchange presents for a gift card, the company announced . To do it, you just need browse for "millions of products" available to gift on Amazon's Shopping s

Apple might launch new MacBook Pro in October

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71Mashable / 5h
Now that Apple's big iPhone 13 event is behind us, the company is likely to turn its attention to other devices in its lineup, such as the MacBook Pro and Mac mini. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple is likely to launch new MacBook Pro laptops "in the coming weeks." Gurman says Apple typically launches new Macs in October, and he also provides some details on the specs of the upcoming Ma

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: Best deals on headphones, TWS, and audio products

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Sony's flagship models are available at the lowest price in India along with several other headphones, TWS, and Bluetooth earphones.

Save big on Amazon's Fire TV Stick with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote

Mashable / 6h
SAVE $14: The third-gen Fire TV Stick that comes with a revamped Alexa Voice Remote is on sale on Amazon for just $25.99 as of Oct. 4. (That's 35% off its $39.99 MSRP.) It's about that time already: Amazon is rolling out some Black Friday -worthy discounts on some of its devices as part of an early holiday kick-off sale. Among the absolute best deals is a 35% markdown on the third-generation Fire

Amazon just dropped a bunch of Black Friday-worthy deals on its devices

Mashable / 6h
Amazon is running an early holiday kick-off sale on its devices this week. Here are the best deals: BEST KINDLE DEAL: Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen, 32GB) — $89.99 (save $70) BEST ECHO DEAL: Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids — $59.99 (save $35) BEST STREAMING DEAL: Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) with Alexa Voice Remote — $25.99 (save $14) Those pesky supply chain issues you keep hearing about are set to make ava

B Capital in talks to back Indian neobank Fi

TechCrunch / 6h
B Capital Group, which last week co-led Indian social commerce Meesho’s $570 million funding , is in advanced stages of talks to back Bangalore-based neobank Fi (formerly known as epiFi), many aware of the talks told me. Fi offers a neobanking service for millennials in India. The startup, which early last year raised $13.2 million in its seed round , has assembled a team of high-profile executiv

Facebook whistleblower reveals identity, says company 'chooses profits over safety'

Facebook Haugen 60 Minutes•
200+Engadget / 7h
Internal documents published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently revealed that Facebook allowed VIPs to break its rules and that it was aware of how Instagram affected the mental health of teens. Now, the whistleblower who brought that information to light has revealed herself as Frances Haugen in an interview with 60 Minutes , the New York Times has reported. "I’ve seen a bunch of social n

Early trends indicate Amazon, Flipkart set for record festive sale

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Amazon and Flipkart say that the early trends during their respective festive sales reflected upbeat consumer sentiment and the growth for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and sellers.

Asus VivoBook K15 OLED laptop range launched in India starting at Rs 46,990

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Asus VivoBook K15 OLED comes with Intel as well as Ryzen CPU options along with features packed specs.

Komunidad, a Philippines-based environmental intelligence platform, lands seed round

200+TechCrunch / 8h
The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with geography that makes it vulnerable to typhoons, floods, volcanos, earthquakes and droughts. While working in IT, Felix Ayque began compiling cyclone reports and sending them as email alerts to communities. His work evolved into environmental intelligence platform Komunidad , which collects data from government and priv

2022 Hyundai Creta first drive: modern luxuries at a comfortable price tag

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The 2022 Hyundai Creta is a compact, fun-loving car that will satisfy most everyday drivers looking for a reliable city car.

Semiconductor shortage may be worse than originally believed

Chip Shortage iPhone•
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Semiconductor shortage is hitting the smartphone industry hard. And it is already feeling the pinch. The Counterpoint research agency has lowered its H2 2021 shipment forecasts to 1.41 billion units from 1.45 billion units - a fall of 3%.

Chrome Google Photos module continues the integration push

SlashGear / 9h
It seems that Google is going on a spree to turn its web browser into a portal to its other products and services. Whether that campaign will ruffle competitors’ and regulators’ feathers remains to be seen, but there doesn’t seem to be any stopping Google from its push. Most of these new and upcoming features revolve around search results and … Continue reading

Dyson’s latest air-purifiers come with a quieter fan and improved air purification mechanism

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Dyson has launched a couple of improved and advanced air purifiers in India that offer effective filtration of PM2.5, PM10, VOCs, and NO2 in the air.

Pixel 6 video ad hypes how the phone makes things personal

SlashGear / 9h
The Pixel 6 has already been leaked repeatedly but, unlike its predecessors, there are still some open questions that will still make its debut something to look forward to. Of course, the biggest mystery is when Google actually plans on announcing its 2021 flagships, which most believe should happen this month. The company seems to be riding the wave of … Continue reading

Use your screen time for intentional learning and entertainment with this stacked bundle

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The Digital Daze App and eLearning Bundle is on sale for £51.12 as of Oct. 4, saving you 96% on list price. If you find yourself scrolling aimlessly in a digital daze regularly, maybe it’s time to make a change. Give all that scrolling some purpose with this app and e-learning bundle, which is on sale for a limited time as of Oct. 4. Play games, learn something new, or stream something you

9 Horrifying Facts From the Facebook Whistleblower's New 60 Minutes Interview

1KGizmodo / 10h
Last week, the Wall Street Journal published internal research from Facebook showing that the social media company knows precisely how toxic its own product is for the people who use it. But tonight, we learned how the Journal obtained those documents: A whistleblower named Frances Haugen, who spoke with CBS News’ 60… Read more...

Amazon kicks off holiday season with $70 off the Kindle Paperwhite

Mashable / 10h
SAVE $70: Normally $159.99, the 32GB configuration of Amazon's 10th-gen Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for just $89.99 as of Oct. 3 (a 44% savings). Amazon just gave everyone a very good excuse to pass on the all-new Kindles it's launching at the end of the month. The retail giant is running a sale that features an impressive $70 discount on the 32GB configuration of its 10th-gen Kindle Paperwhite

Watch leaker explain on '60 Minutes' why Facebook in other countries is 'horrifying'

Facebook Haugen 60 Minutes•
200+Mashable / 10h
It was a bad night for Facebook. On an episode of 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night, Frances Haugen revealed that she was the source of leaked documents used by the Wall Street Journal in its explosive " Facebook Files " series. Haugen was formerly a product manager on Facebook's civic integrity team, which focused on election issues, and worked at several Silicon Valley companies in the past, i

Watch leaker explain on '60 Minutes' why Facebook is 'horrifying' in other countries

Facebook Haugen 60 Minutes•
37Mashable / 10h
It was a bad night for Facebook. On an episode of 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night, Frances Haugen revealed that she was the source of leaked documents used by the Wall Street Journal in its explosive " Facebook Files " series. She was formerly a product manager on the company's civic integrity team, which focused on election issues, and worked at several Silicon Valley companies in the past, i

Seagate 512GB Xbox Series X|S expansion card might be coming soon

Seagate Xbox Series•
SlashGear / 10h
As game consoles become more powerful, one particular aspect seems to have taken a small step backward instead. Internal storage naturally has to be a bit limited, but the latest PlayStation and Xbox generations have also made expanding that storage either more difficult or more expensive. While the Xbox Series X|S has long had storage expansion, the available choices aren’t … Continue reading

Trump Tells Judge He Will Suffer ‘Irreparable Harm’ If He’s Not Allowed to Tweet

500+Gizmodo / 10h
Former President Donald Trump is suffering from Twitter withdrawal. With no viable way to get his fix since Twitter cut him off, Trump has turned to a federal judge to plead his case, hoping the legal system will force the company to let him tweet again (preferably in all caps and with a lot of exclamation points). Read more...

Frances Haugen: Facebook whistleblower reveals identity

Facebook Haugen Instagram•
10KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Facebook ex-product manager Frances Haugen says the company prioritises "growth over safety".

iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion display takes scrolling speed into account

SlashGear / 10h
The majority of today’s high-end smartphones boast 120Hz or at least 90Hz refresh rates, especially now that Apple has joined the fray. People often praise how such a feature makes the experience feel smoother and more responsive, but faster refresh rates don’t come without its price. In addition to the literal cost of a more expensive component, there’s also the … Continue reading

Honor Magic X foldable phone is coming with Huawei Mate X2 DNA

SlashGear / 11h
If reports are to be believed, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are doing quite well in the market, but Samsung is hardly the only game in town. At least as far as the non-clamshell style goes, there’s Huawei’s Mate X2 and Xiaomi’s MIX Fold trying to vie for attention, even if only in China. That … Continue reading

The Walking Dead Discovers the Most Obnoxious Man in the Zombie Apocalypse

Gizmodo / 11h
The Walking Dead ’s 11th and final season did not get off to a great start on AMC—those first few episodes were middling , awful , and confounding . But since then the show has picked up with the origin story of the Reapers, explored the weird and increasingly sinister normality of the Commonwealth , and produced a slasher… Read more...

Broadway's back with the thrilling 'Six'

Mashable / 11h
Picture it: Catharine of Aragon with a microphone. Anne of Cleves in a sparkly leotard. Anne Boleyn dancing under a spotlight. Welcome to Six , the fun, feminist new Broadway musical about the six wives of Henry VIII. But this isn’t exactly your mother's Philippa Gregory novel. Yes, these women have been gossiped about about incessantly in both fiction and academic circles over the past 500 years

T-Mobile Android 12 update lineup officially revealed

SlashGear / 12h
Android updates haven’t exactly been the best in terms of timing. Things are getting better but, considering there are so many players and moving parts, it’s unsurprising that it still isn’t on Apple’s level. Much of the blame has been placed on carriers which are often the last stop before an update rolls out to phone owners. In an attempt … Continue reading

Windows 11 benchmark reveals security feature can affect performance

Windows 11 Performance•
SlashGear / 12h
Considering Windows has been ridiculed for decades because of its weak security, it’s no surprise that Microsoft is making security a critical factor in Windows 11. It has even made certain hardware-based security features a minimum requirement for upgrading to the next big Windows release. While that definitely sounds great in general, it seems that at least one aspect of … Continue reading