Sunday, October 03, 2021

Sunday Technology News and More

Technology News and More

A Mathematician Answers a 150-Year-Old Chess Problem

3KWired / 38min
The n-queens problem is about finding how many different ways queens can be placed on a chessboard so that none attack each other.

Wow: Delta Will Fly From Boston To Athens & Tel Aviv

1KOne Mile at a Time / 1h
Delta Air Lines has just revealed two awesome new international routes out of Boston, and they’re already open for bookings. Delta’s international expansion out of Boston As of the summer of 2022, Delta plans to launch flights from Boston (BOS) to both Athens (ATH) and Tel Aviv (TLV). In the past few years, Delta had plans to serve up to eight transatlantic routes out of Boston, including to Amst

The controversial quest to make cow burps less noxious

100Ars Technica / 59min
Enlarge (credit: Hans Meleman | Getty Images) It's an oppressively hot morning in the barnyard, even in the shade of the long open-air structure where the cows come to feed. On a typical farm, they would gather around a trough, but here at UC Davis they chow from special blue bins, which detect when and how much each one eats. It’s like Weight Watchers, only researchers here aren’t so much intere

Put Microsoft Excel At Your Fingertips With 40% Off These Training Bundles

Futurism / 6min
Data is everywhere , and increasingly central to our lives. You can put it at your fingertips with these courses from our VIP Sale, 40% off with code VIP40 for a limited time. The Premium 2021 Microsoft Excel & Data Certification Bundle Looking to use Excel for more than simple functions? This 24-course bundle touches every possible aspect, from data visualization to day-to-day automation tips to

American Airlines Dropped Service To Three Cities. The Government Finally Let Them Do It.

View from the Wing / 30min
In exchange for $79 billion in direct subsidies from the federal government, airlines agreed not to drop any of the routes they flew before the pandemic without permission from the Department of Transportation. Continue reading ...

From our stacks: “Masks from the study of fish (design from the head with the use of mirror),” by Thomas Mann, from Res...

Music, Arts & Literature / 32min
From our stacks: “Masks from the study of fish (design from the head with the use of mirror),” by Thomas Mann, from Research - Design in Nature . Field Museum of Natural History, School of the Art Institute. Chicago 1924-25. Chicago: John Gilbert Wilkins, 1926. Printed by Field Museum Press.

What Does “JIC” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 35min
No, “JIC” isn’t the sound you make when you’re having a hiccup. It’s a versatile internet acronym that’s useful to have in your vocabulary. Here’s what it means. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TP-Link's New Wi-Fi 6 Router Puts Gamers in the Fast Lane

Wired / 38min
Lightning fast and feature-packed, this tri-band Wi-Fi 6 gaming router is perfect for a typical 4-bedroom family home.

When action leads to inaction: the Twitch hate raids

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 48min
Creators boycott Twitch due its perceived inaction towards “hate raids”.

Ugh, This Viral Marriott Security Guard Video…

One Mile at a Time / 57min
There’s video footage of a Marriott hotel security guard chewing out two people at a hotel, and it’s hard to know exactly what to make of this incident… Marriott security guard chews out couple There are two videos that were uploaded to TikTok yesterday, with one having received close to six million views as of the time of this post. The video was recorded by a young woman who is heard crying in

Could your COVID-19 test be wrong?

Mashable / 1h
Last October, after a fun day at the park with friends, I started to feel slightly off. It was nothing major — I had a slight sore throat and fever, and felt very tired, despite getting lots of sleep. Still, I was concerned that I could have exposed my friends to COVID-19. I decided to get tested at a local urgent care clinic, and a few days later, I got an email that my results were available. I

Marvel's supporting characters are the glue that holds the MCU together

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
From Agent Coulson to Korg, Darcy Lewis to Wong, the MCU’s less celebrated names are pivotal to its success.

Giant eagle Kodiak is on the loose in Pittsburgh after aviary escape

SlashGear / 1h
A giant eagle measuring around four feet tall is on the loose in Pittsburgh after managing to escape from a local aviary. The eagle has been living the free life for around a week, though it continues to make the occasional appearance around the aviary, his home for many years. Humanely capturing the eagle has proven tricky. The great eagle … Continue reading

How to Get Google Search Results That Are Actually Useful

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25Wired / 1h
Here's how to cut through the sponsored listings and ads—and get back to the good stuff.

I’ve used iOS 15 on an iPhone 6S - here’s how it compares to iPhone 13 Pro

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Having upgraded to an iPhone 13 Pro, I wanted to see how iOS 15 ran on the iPhone 6S over a weekend.

Every James Bond phone he's ever used in the movies, right up to No Time To Die

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The later years of James Bond movies have featured loads of product placements. Here are all the phones 007 used.

An exhaustive ranking of 'Friday Night Lights' crushes

Mashable / 2h
It's been 15 years to the day since Friday Night Lights the series blessed us with its clear-eyed, full-hearted glory. The five-season drama from creator Peter Berg gave us iconic one-liners like "Texas forever" and stunning cinematography that became as much a part of the show's fabric as football and good friends livin' large. But of course, FNL wouldn't be the indelible entertainment milestone

Google Pixel 6 series: Everything rumored and official we know

SlashGear / 2h
The Pixel 6 series made an official sneak-peak appearance in August yet Google has managed to keep the wraps tightly in place until the upcoming launch date. Close competitors like Apple have already dropped the gauntlet, but Google is taking its own time to make the year’s biggest reveal in the form of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. With … Continue reading

The first Honor foldable phone could be launching soon

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Other manufacturers are starting to catch up with Samsung when it comes to producing foldable smartphones.

These 15 already-discounted drones are on sale for an extra 15% off

Mashable / 3h
Why wait until the holidays to purchase the perfect drone that's on everyone's wishlist? For a limited time, you can score an extra 15% off each of these already-discounted drones when you enter code VIP15 at checkout. Whether you want your own drone to shoot incredible footage, or want to get a head-start on your holiday shopping, these 15 deals on drones and accessories are the perfect place to

Save an extra 40% on these VPN services for a limited time

Mashable / 3h
Let's cut to the chase: You clicked this link because you want a reliable VPN service to protect you from online goons . That's valid. Whether you're working from home, doing online school, or simply just want your online activity protected, a VPN is the safest and most convenient choice. Here are 10 options to choose from, all of which are on sale for an extra 40% off for a limited time. Just be

15 totally wireless earbuds that aren’t AirPods on sale for up to 86% off

Mashable / 3h
AirPods aren’t the only totally wireless earbuds on the market, folks. While they may be the most recognizable , they’re not necessarily the best option in all circumstances. In fact, many models have gone in a different direction as far as design and features, and are just as deserving of your money. Here are 15 options for your consideration — and they all happen to be on sale. Use the code VIP

These 15 Apple Watch accessories are all on sale for an extra 15% off, so stock up

Mashable / 3h
Whether you're already an Apple Watch convert or are shopping for the latest model , this roundup of dockets, chargers, and other accessories has everything you need to get the most out of your device. There's even a refurbished Apple Watch on this list, in case you're late to the party, but want to bask in all the benefits . For a limited time, all of these Apple Watch accessories are on sale fo

Score an extra 40% discount on all-inclusive Adobe Creative Cloud training with this sale

Mashable / 3h
Thanks to Adobe's suite of programs for creators, digital designing has become so much easier. The company currently boasts an ever-expanding collection of apps that can help you with starting just about any creative project from scratch, whether it's a photo, video, logo, illustration, app, or web page. But to any beginner, Adobe's programs can be quite intimidating to navigate. Luckily, there a

How to buy a refurbished phone: the promises and pitfalls of going second hand

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Looking to buy a refurbished phone? Here's what you need to know before you decide to do so.

Jeff Bezos invests in Indonesian e-commerce Ula

41TechCrunch / 6h
One-and-a-half-year-old Indonesian e-commerce startup Ula , which has raised over $30 million and courted many high-profile investors, has added one of the biggest tech profiles to its captable. The Jakarta-headquartered startup — which counts B Capital Group, Sequoia Capital India, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Quona Capital among its existing investors — is in advanced stages of talks to fin

Paris-Roubaix live stream 2021: how to watch UCI WorldTour cycling race from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
It's the toughest one-day race on the cycling calendar, so follow our guide to watch a Paris-Roubaix live stream and catch all the UCI WorldTour race action online from anywhere.

Want to learn an instrument? This beginner-friendly piano course is on sale for 98% off.

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The Complete 2021 Piano for Beginners Bundle is on sale for £14.81 as of Oct. 2, saving you 98% on list price. Want to learn piano but don't have time to commit to weekly lessons? Consider opting for a virtual course bundle, so you can learn from the experts on your own time. This Complete 2021 Piano for Beginners Bundle features six courses and over 13 hours of training, which you can wor

Crazy Deals Calling - Top phones shopfront this Big Billion Days: 3rd Oct - 10th Oct 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
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Ozy Media's Lies Made It Go Up in Flames

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Gizmodo / 11h
The weeklong soap opera starring Ozy Media came to a dramatic finish on Friday when the media outlet announced it was shutting down. Ozy’s finale unfolded in only five days and was fueled by its own lies and misrepresentations. Nonetheless, one question remains: Why did it take so long for the company’s deceptions to… Read more...

Joint Europe-Japan Space Mission Captures Its First Flyby Photos of Mercury

100+Gizmodo / 11h
A space mission jointly launched by the European and Japanese space agencies has captured its first, up-close look at the planet Mercury. Read more...