Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Upgrade your home gaming setup or creative workstation with the Zotac 3090 AMP Extreme Holo

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The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 AMP Extreme Holo isn’t your average graphics card. Not only is it the company’s most premium custom Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 card to date, but it also boasts an award winning ‘Holoblack’ design, a market-leading air-cooling solution, and comes with Zotac's highest factory overclocking for unbeatable performance out of the box. What’s more, it hasn’t just been desi

‘Flat out not true’: Incoming Southwest CEO denies pilot walkout rumors to TPG

500+The Points Guy / 7h
Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,800 flights over the weekend as it suffered a disastrous operational meltdown. A cascading effect caused by a convergence of several different issues created a perfect storm, leading to chaos and leaving thousands of passengers stranded around the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean. By Tuesday, operations were largely back under control, with just 93 c

Deals on kid-friendly smartwatches at Walmart

100+Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Save on smartwatches for kids by Little Tikes, VTech, LeapFrog, and more at Walmart. When kids are too young to have their own smartphone, a smartwatch designed just for them offers parents an age-appropriate way to let them play and learn on their own. It’s wrist candy with an educational twist you can feel good about. From the basics of learning how to tell time to encouraging kids to co

Want drone-level footage? There's a throwable phone case for that — Future Blink

Mashable / 8min
A Kickstarter project aims to give you the power of drone video without permits, extra cost...or drones at all. Just strap your phone into the foam holder and throw it like a football for drone-like footage.

This budget airline is threatening to ban customers over refunds

The Points Guy / 10min
Ryanair is facing accusations of taking extraordinarily petty action against passengers who received refunds for flights canceled due to COVID-19 by way of credit card chargebacks. Specifically, the budget airline is said to be barring customers from boarding new flights unless they return the money they were refunded. Several British passengers spoke to MoneySavingExpert about their experiences.

Apple Mac Event 2021: How to Watch and What to Expect

How-To Geek / 12min
Whenever Apple announces an event, the entire tech world stands up and takes notice. It wasn’t long ago that the company announced the iPhone 13 devices, and Apple now is hosting its big Unleashed event on October 18, 2021, which is expected to focus on MacBook Pros, a Mac Mini, and AirPods. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A live-action 'System Shock' TV series is on the way

Engadget / 15min
Nightdive Studios’ immersive sim franchise System Shock franchise is being turned into a live-action TV show. You'll be able to watch it on the upcoming streaming service Binge, which is also working on a show based on Ubisoft's Driver . More details about the System Shock TV show will be revealed in due course. It will tell "a harrowing story of Citadel Station and its rogue AI that subjects the

Delta adds premium seats and surges ahead in Boston, expects to hit 95% vaccination rate without mandate

48The Points Guy / 17min
Delta Air Lines, eyeing continued recovery from the pandemic, sees business travel on the mend and high demand for Europe next spring and summer. Despite that optimism, however, the Atlanta-based carrier said rising fuel prices would prevent it from earning a profit in the current quarter. Delta on Wednesday became the first airline to report third quarter earnings, saying it made an adjusted pre

Pokemon GO Giratina counters for Raid Hour

SlashGear / 18min
The Pokemon GO monster Altered Forme Giratina has very little weakness in its bones – but it IS beatable. The best Pokemon to take to the Raid Hour on October 13, 2021 have moves in the Ghost, Ice, Dragon, Dark, or Fairy-type Pokemon realm. This might seem simple, save the significant overlap these types have with Giratina’s various resistances as … Continue reading

How the smart home and home office are evolving

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
Over the past year, home security has become more important than ever, especially as more businesses embrace hybrid working and millions make working from home part of the new normal. In fact, ADT saw a 78% increase in the number of DIY security cameras sold in 2021, compared to 2020. About the author Mark Reimer is VP, Product Engineering at ADT . He serves as ADT’s representative in the Connect

Stop Using Playlists to Look Cool and Start Using Them to Share Your Feelings

Lifehacker / 31min
Do you struggle to express yourself with words? Consider turning to the one universal language we all share: emo playlists. I believe we, as a society , waste time trying to show off “aesthetic” music tastes. Instead, we should spend more time creating emotionally-charged, hyper-specific playlists. What’s more, we need… Read more...

Florida Police Arrest Woman for Allegedly Tampering With Flight School Computers

Gizmodo / 35min
A Florida woman is under arrest after allegedly tampering with airplane records belonging to a flight training school, whose CEO warned that the incident could have resulted in planes with prior maintenance issues taking to the skies. Read more...

How to maximize benefits with the Amex Platinum Card; over $900 in new statement credits added

500+The Points Guy / 39min
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. The Platinum Card® from American Express is one of the best premium travel rewards cards available. Thanks to its generous benefits and its ability to earn valuable transferable American Express Membership Rewards points , it can be well worth the annual fee of $695 (see rates and fees ). The Amex Platinum’s current

How to Clear Your Browsing History in Chrome for iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 41min
The browsing history in Google Chrome for iOS and iPadOS helps you easily get back to your favorite sites. But if you need to clear out a portion of the history on your iPhone or iPad, it’s easy. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

See Through Your iPhone 13 or iPad Mini with iFixit's New Teardown Wallpapers

How-To Geek / 41min
You know what’s ironic? Despite Apple’s poor track record for device repairability, the company goes out of its way to make its products’ beautiful on the inside. And thanks to iFixit’s new set of teardown and X-ray wallpapers, you can enjoy Apple’s great irony every time you use your iPhone 13 and iPad Mini 6. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The New How to Train Your Dragon Series Has Taken a Wild Turn

Gizmodo / 46min
Dreamworks has done very, very well with its How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Three extremely well-received movies , two animated TV series that have been running concurrently since 2012, and a horde of other media tie-ins have made it one of the most beloved kids’ series of the 21st century. So it’s surprising to… Read more...

William Shatner's Star Trek Moment With Jeff Bezos

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300+NYT > Technology / 54min
After the Blue Origin crew set down, science fiction met reality.

New Treatment Eradicated Tumors in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

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500+Futurism / 55min
A team of scientists at London’s Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has tested a new drug cocktail that they say has eradicated previously untreatable tumors in some terminally ill head and neck cancer patients. Giving patients two immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab and ipilimumab, seemed to shrink tumors in patients with advanced stages of cancer, The Guardian reports . Some of the patients walked a

Amazon India allegedly copied products and promoted its own versions in searches

Engadget / 56min
Amazon allegedly "ran a systematic campaign" of copying other companies' products in India and gamed search results to promote its own versions. Reuters obtained thousands of pages of internal documents including emails and business plans that detail the practices. A private brands team in India (which works on the company's own products ) used data from Amazon's marketplace in the country to fin

Scotland no longer requires a negative COVID-19 test for vaccinated visitors

400+The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This story is continually updated. After reopening to vaccinated visitors Aug. 2, the Scottish government has also removed pre-departure tests for vaccinated travelers from certain countries, including the U.S., as of Oct. 4, further aligning with the rest of the United Kingdom in no longer subjecting tourists to multiple COVID-19 tests. For more TPG news delivered each morning to

Facebook introduces new policies to protect public figures from targeted harassment

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Engadget / 1h
Facebook is introducing new policies to safeguard users from online bullying and harassment. In a post attributed to Head of Safety Antigone Davis, the company said it will take down mass coordinated harassment campaigns targeted at individuals at heightened risk of offline harm. It will do so even if the content people post wouldn’t normally violate its safety guidelines. Additionally, Facebook

TikTok removed 81 million videos for violations in Q2, representing 1% of uploads

TechCrunch / 1h
TikTok released a transparency update about content that was removed from the platform between April 1 and June 30, 2021. The platform says it removed 81,518,334 videos for violating its community guidelines or terms of service during that time period, which represents less than 1% of the total videos posted. This also means that during that quarter, 8.1 billion+ videos were posted on TikTok, ave

Samsung's 75-inch QLED TV gets $800 slashed off price ahead of Black Friday

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Black Friday deals are just around the corner, and if you're looking to score an early bargain on a premium TV, then you're in luck. We've just spotted this 75-inch QLED TV from Samsung on sale for $1,899.99 (was $2,699.99) at Best Buy . That's a massive $800 discount and the best deal we've found for the Q80A Series TV. QLED TV deal Samsung 75-inch Q80A Series QLED 4K UHD Smart TV: $2,699.99 $1,

Sony Direct PS5 restock today: what time and how to get the email invite

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The PS5 restock at Sony Direct is today at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT – if you got the email invite to an exclusive virtual queue from the official PlayStation brand store. If you didn't get the email invite, follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider – follow and turn on notifications . Sony Direct is the online store that often (not always) opens up a second virtual queue for all registered PSN

How to Make Your Retro Console Games Look Better on a Modern TV

Lifehacker / 1h
CRT televisions are widely regarded as the best way to play old video games, and with good reason. Retro games look and play better on CRTs, since that’s the type of display they were designed for. But what if you don’t own a CRT, don’t have the space for one, or can’t find one? Read more...

How to connect Fitbit to your phone

Mashable / 1h
So you have a cool new Fitbit. Congrats! Here's a hint: The first thing you're going to want to do is connect it to your phone. A large portion of any Fitbit's functionality relies on pairing it with a phone. Connecting the two devices allows you to access more complete fitness data, gives you the ability to change certain settings, and simply creates a much better overall experience. Here's how

IBM and airlines won’t comply with Texas governor’s ban on vaccine mandates

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Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / An American Airlines Boeing 787 lands at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. (credit: Getty Images | Joshua Olson) American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said they will not comply with the Texas governor's ban on vaccine mandates, saying that the US vaccine mandate for federal contractors takes precedence. Both airlines are headquartered in Texas. "We are reviewing the executive

Google says Fortnite’s in-app purchase swap was a breach of contract, sues Epic

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Epic Games) Epic Games keeps piling up lawsuits with app store owners. This time, Google is countersuing Epic for breach of contract. Epic vs. Apple/Google Google says Fortnite ’s in-app purchase swap was a breach of contract, sues Epic Major win for Epic Games: Apple has 90 days to open up app store payments Google allegedly considered buying Epic Games to silence antitrust comp

A Tiny Alabama Company Owns More Gas Wells Than Exxon

Gizmodo / 1h
A Birmingham-based oil and gas producer called Diversified Energy has built its business model on buying up old, low-producing gas wells which are spewing out methane, reporting from Bloomberg shows . The wells are largely not very productive—thousands of them were producing no usable gas at all at the time of… Read more...

Discover What Really Lies Within a Dragon's Dungeon in This Dungeons & Dragons Preview

Gizmodo / 1h
In a few weeks, Dungeons & Dragons will lift the lid on a new sourcebook exploring one of the most fundamental and iconic creatures in its tabletop world: they’re literally in its name . Dragons have always been a huge part of D&D ’s fantasy, and now io9 has got an exclusive look inside some of the rules and lore being… Read more...

Sony’s PS Plus lineup for November includes three bonus PSVR games

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
It’s been five years since the launch of PlayStation VR and to celebrate Sony is adding three bonus PSVR games to November’s PS Plus lineup. Sony announced the news in a recent post on the official PlayStation Blog , saying that “to celebrate this PS VR milestone” and to “give a special thank you to PlayStation fans”, “starting in November, PlayStation Plus members will get three PS VR bonus game

'Call of Duty: Warzone' and 'Vanguard' anti-cheat updates include a kernel-level driver

Engadget / 1h
Activision has unveiled its big, new approach to squashing hackers in Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard , and it's a two-pronged system called RICOCHET Anti-Cheat . The first stage is a series of server-side enhancements that will better identify and remove cheaters from games, and this is scheduled to hit Warzone with the Pacific update later this year. These new server tools will be live in Va

It's Play Time: Video Games and Peripherals Are on Sale

32Wired / 1h
With a new headset and a copy of Breath of the Wild, you'll have everything you need to curl up inside this fall.

These are the best Latin American cities to use your points and miles

The Points Guy / 1h
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, TPG has highlighted the most points-friendly cities in Latin America. From the tropical paradise of Rio de Janeiro to the mountains of Medellin to the fabled restaurants of Lima and Mexico City, we’ll show you how to explore some of Latin America’s most dazzling cities — all while leveraging your points to the max. For more TPG news delivered each morning to y

How to Factory Reset an iPhone or iPad

How-To Geek / 1h
If you need to sell or give away an iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to completely wipe the device before you hand it off to a new owner so they can use it. With a factory reset, all private data gets wiped and the device acts as if it were new. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

All the best air fryers on sale ahead of Black Friday

Mashable / 1h
Early Black Friday sales have begun. Here are the best deals on air fryers as of Oct. 13: OUR TOP PICK: Ninja Four-Quart Air Fryer — Save $50.99 BEST OVEN-STYLE AIR FRYER: Instant Vortex Pro 9-in-1 Air Fryer Oven — Save $20.04 BEST FOR BIG FAMILIES: Ninja Foodi 4-in-1 Eight Quart 2-Basket Air Fryer — Save $20.99 We know what you're thinking: Black Friday deals already? This year's shopping season

Substack failed to register a URL. It allowed me to receive their private emails.

Mashable / 1h
The Wall Street Journal . TechCrunch. Vice. These are just a handful of the media outlets who reached out to me earlier this year for comment in their stories. However, they weren't actually looking for me. No. They were trying to contact the online newsletter platform Substack, a company I do not work for. These outlets were looking for comment from Substack on things like its funding of right-w

'Squid Game' fashion isn't just for Halloween. It's taking over your entire wardrobe.

Mashable / 1h
The Squid Game effect is real. The South Korean dystopian drama has sprouted a certain dessert frenzy , spurred interest in learning Korean , and has been crowned Netflix's biggest launch yet . But the domination of the series doesn't end there, entering our collective cultural consciousness from multiple angles. The latest takeover? Fashion. The popularity of Squid Game has resulted in a surge o

Tinder and Bumble users targeted by major iOS crypto scam

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Cybersecurity researchers have shared insights into a cryptocurrency trading scam that attacks iPhone users through popular dating platforms such as Bumble and Tinder. Named CryptRom by researchers at Sophos , the scam first targeted people in Asia, and is now attacking users in the US and Europe as well. A Bitcoin wallet belonging to the attackers reveals that the threat actors have minted nearl

New Digital Companies, Old Ad Habits

NYT > Technology / 1h
Why are DoorDash and Instacart letting businesses buy their way to the top of search results?

Bird Scooters Will Now Annoy Riders Into Getting Off the Damn Sidewalk

Gizmodo / 1h
Anyone who lives in a city where electric scooters are rampant has probably seen how dangerous those devices can be when they move from streets to sidewalks. Sidewalk scooter riders aren’t only way more likely to injure pedestrians and themselves when they go off-road, they also look—let’s be real— incredibly lame … Read more...

10 Ways to Make the Apple Podcasts App Suck Less

Lifehacker / 1h
In the beginning, Apple created the Podcasts app, and it was good. Then, the company updated it , and it sucked. While the app isn’t the worst experience in the world—you’re able to find shows and episodes to listen to—it’s tough to organize those shows and episodes, and it has an overall bloated and unintuitive feel… Read more...

New Mario Party Superstars trailer is a blast from the past

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SlashGear / 1h
While Metroid Dread may be the biggest Switch release of October, the Mario Party fans of the world are probably looking forward to the launch of Mario Party Superstars at the end of the month. Mario Party‘s first showing on the Switch – 2018’s Super Mario Party – wound up being a disappointing outing, so Nintendo is reaching into the … Continue reading

Minecraft Live 2021 mobs vote: Copper Golem, Allay, and the Glare

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SlashGear / 1h
The next Minecraft Live 2021 mob vote mob was revealed this morning. The Copper Golem appears to be not only a build-your-own sort of mob, but a package deal. With the Copper Golem, as Mojang describes it, the player will be responsible for crafting and potentially upkeep. Perhaps the best bit about this new mob is the fact that it’ll … Continue reading

60,000 IATSE Workers Will Begin Nationwide Strike Monday If an Agreement Is Not Reached

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Last week, the vast majority of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees’ members voted in favor of authorizing a nationwide strike —a move that would immediately ground to a halt the productions of films and series across the country. Now, the trade union is making clear that it intends to follow… Read more...

Self-healing quasicrystals may resurrect hopes of practical applications

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / X-ray tomography visualization showing two quasicrystals as they start to meld together during cooling. University of Michigan scientists have discovered that quasicrystals exhibit a self-healing phenomenon that could reduce defects. (credit: Shahani Group/University of Michigan) Quasicrystals are a unique class of materials with considerable promise for practical applications because o

Bezos Interupts William Shatner to Spray Staff With Champagne

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1KFuturism / 1h
It was an awkward moment. As soon as famed “Star Trek” actor William Shatner clambered out of Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule, as seen on Blue Origin’s live stream today , he was clearly overcome, visibly shaken by the experience of seeing the Earth whip by. Shatner, alongside three other passengers, reached an apogee of over 66 miles during today’s launch, narrowly crossing the boundary of spa

Disney World is blocking 1-night resort stays this fall

The Points Guy / 2h
Looking to make a quick trip to Walt Disney World this fall? You might not be able to snag a one-night stay at a Walt Disney World Resort property until early December. According to Walt Disney World News Today , popularly known as WDWNT, one-night bookings at Disney World properties are unavailable between Oct. 14 and Dec. 5. As WDWNT reported, the single-night bookings are restricted for both o

Acer’s New Laptop Features Glasses-Free 3D

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How-To Geek / 2h
Recently, Microsoft announced its new line of Surface laptops and convertible devices. Now, Acer has followed up with its line of Windows 11 laptops, including one that features eye-tracking cameras for a glasses-free 3D display. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Slashes AirPods and Beats Prices During Today's Amazon Sale

How-To Geek / 2h
Searching for a new pair of earbuds? Several models of Apple’s AirPods and Beats headphones are on sale at Amazon today, including the fantastic AirPods Pro, which scored a 9/10 in our detailed review. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge Get a Free PDF Editor, Thanks to Adobe

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How-To Geek / 2h
Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge just got a lot better thanks to a free PDF Editor tool announced by Adobe. After years of frustration and headache, mainly from PDFs, users can now add an extension that makes it easy to view, edit, and manage PDFs inside the browser. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

DoorDash establishes $1M relief fund for restaurants hit by natural disasters

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Engadget / 2h
Over the next year, DoorDash has earmarked $1,000,000 to support local restaurants affected by state or federally declared natural disasters. With help from Hello Alice , it will distribute $10,000 grants to businesses that can use the funds to pay for essential expenses like rent, supplies and payroll in times of need. Starting on November 1st , the companies will process applications every thre

HBO's 'Scenes from a Marriage' didn't need that gimmick

Mashable / 2h
Welcome to Fix It , our series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make. HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage opens on a set. The camera tracks Jessica Chastain — not her character, Mira, but Chastain herself as she arrives to shoot this show. A crew member refers to her as Jess and asks about lunch. Other members of production walk in and out of frame, take her coat, t

Captain Kirk successfully blasts into space on Jeff Bezos' rocket

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Mashable / 2h
From a launchpad in remote West Texas, legendary Captain James T. Kirk successfully blasted into space aboard Jeff Bezos' tourist rocket Wednesday morning. Along with three other civilian astronauts, the 90-year-old actor William Shatner, who famously played Captain Kirk on Star Trek , reached some 66 miles above Earth on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft, where the crew experienced weightless

Reddit's new betting feature puts your crystal ball to the test

Mashable / 2h
Reddit wants your help in predicting the future. The discussion platform announced Wednesday that it's rolling out Prediction Tournaments to all Reddit communities with 10,000 or more members. Similar to a prediction market , which lets players bet real money or cryptocurrency on real-world outcomes, Reddit's Predictions allows users to stake tokens on certain results in moderator-created tournam

Dear Sophie: Marriage-based green card versus EB-1C green card?

TechCrunch / 2h
Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn , a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. “Whether you’re in people ops, a founder or seeking a job i

T-minus 72 hours to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2021

TechCrunch / 2h
Our countdown to early-bird savings is underway here at TechCrunch Central. You have just 72 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2021 , which takes place on December 14-15. Don’t miss this global gathering of the people who are literally pushing the boundaries of science and technology to envision, invent and build a sustainable future in space. Savvy savings tip: Buy your ear

Payments giant Stripe says its re-entering the crypto market

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TechCrunch / 2h
Payments company Stripe announced it’s building out a new crypto team to help build out the “future of Web3 payments,” according to public statements posted to Twitter on Tuesday. Stripe, which had once been among the first to support Bitcoin payments before leaving the market a few years ago, has been watching for the right time to get back in. But how those plans will play out is still largely

William Shatner Blue Origin space flight reaction is a must-see

SlashGear / 2h
Star Trek actor William Shatner is now the world’s oldest man to go to space, courtesy of Blue Origin. Amazon creator Jeff Bezos (owner of Blue Origin) was present to greet the crew of this flight as they landed back in the Texas desert on October 13, 2021. Below you’ll see video from Blue Origin showing this flight in action. … Continue reading

Surface Laptop Studio review: One well-built, weird convertible PC

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / The Surface Laptop Studio with its screen popped out. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The Surface Pro 8 , with its larger screen and performance improvements, is the star of Microsoft’s Surface lineup. But for people who prefer true laptops to convertible tablets, a new family member merits a look: the Surface Laptop Studio . Like the old Surface Book, the Surface Laptop Studio wants to be

Report: Amazon Used Sales Data to Duplicate Popular Products and Box Out Retailers

Gizmodo / 2h
Reuters has uncovered damning evidence about the extent to which Amazon has systematically planned to rip off its third-party sellers in India—to the extent that it’s virtually impossible for the company to keep up a years-long charade. Read more...

ReMarkable adds subscription service to access new features on its e-paper tablet

TechCrunch / 2h
In a rather surprising move, the makers of the reMarkable line of e-paper tablets have added a subscription service to their latest device that enables several of its more advanced features. All current users are provided a lifetime subscription, and new users get about a year for free, so nothing will change for most, but it’s still a considerable pivot for the startup. The reMarkable Connect se

US regulator targets Tesla on NDAs, over-the-air software updates

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TechCrunch / 2h
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a pair of letters to Tesla targeting the company’s use of non-disclosure agreements for owners who gain early access to its “full self-driving” software beta as well as its decision to use an over-the-air software update to fix an issue that regulators say should have been a recall . The letters signal NHTSA’s increasing scrutiny of Tes

Bose’s new rugged Bluetooth speaker floats in water

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Engadget / 2h
Just in time for the holiday season, Bose has released a new portable Bluetooth speaker designed for both strong audio performance and durability. The SoundLink Flex has an IP67 rating, meaning it's water, dust and dirt resistant, and the company even claims that the speaker will float to the surface if you drop it in water (but you should probably fish it out quickly if it drops into a bathtub o

GoDaddy integrates new POS with WooCommerce for easier in-person payments

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After launching its own POS system back in September, GoDaddy is now making it easier for merchants with a WooCommerce online store to accept in-person payments. WooCommerce is one of the world's most popular ecommerce platforms and it is used to process billions of dollars in transactions. However, up until now, integrating and managing in-person sales with a WooCommerce online store has been a

2022 Genesis G70 3.3T Review

SlashGear / 2h
Genesis can do no wrong right now. New SUVs and crossovers storming up the popularity charts with their combination of style, distinctive luxury, and focused pricing, while its line-up of sedans casts skepticism on the idea that that’s a dying segment. Arriving to shore up the range is the refreshed 2022 Genesis G70, smallest and most affordable of the sports … Continue reading

Get a Glimpse of a World Where Time Travel Is Possible

84Gizmodo / 2h
In Needle In a Timestack , time travel is a part of everyday life. It’s very expensive, so not everyone can do it—but when those who can use their power to change something in the past, everyone knows about it . And everyone is scared of the consequences. Read more...

The Luna Display Now Lets Windows PCs Use an iPad as a Second Wireless Screen

Gizmodo / 2h
With a 12.9-inch mini-LED screen boasting a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels, using the iPad Pro for just reading books or checking email seems like a waste of tech. The Luna Display dongle makes the iPad Pro a more valuable productivity tool by turning the tablet into a secondary touchscreen display but until now it… Read more...

ScienceIO leaves stealth with millions to structure health data

TechCrunch / 2h
Years before he co-launched a stealthy business to fix the messy world of health data, Gaurav Kaushik was slowly connecting the dots on how better visualization could impact health outcomes. In 2018, the budding entrepreneur was working with a Boston-based cancer research company and FlatIron Health to see how cancer patients, mutations in their cancer and health outcomes were all related. Eventu

Mindbody acquires ClassPass in all-stock deal and secures $500 million investment

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ClassPass , the subscription-based fitness marketplace most recently valued at $1 billion, is today announcing that it has been acquired by Mindbody. Mindbody is a bit like the OpenTable of the fitness world. Its booking software is used by studios, gyms, and other experience-based service providers — the company recently signed a global agreement with Blo blowdry bar, for example — for customers

Astropad’s Luna Display (finally) ships with Windows support

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TechCrunch / 2h
The Luna Display from Astropad is a clever product enabling you to use your iPad as a second display. It was originally launched for Mac only, but Apple launched a competing product, putting the company in jeopardy for a couple of years. Today, it’s available for Windows machines as well, completing Astropad’s pivot to a multiplatform product. To say that the company has had a hard time with brin

Security takes center stage at TC Sessions: SaaS this month

TechCrunch / 2h
Microsoft, Cisco, and Amplitude talk security at TC Sessions: SaaS this month. Enterprises face a constant stream of threats from nation-state hackers and cybercriminals to corporate insiders. But the pandemic upended the world of work that saw millions of people shift from their downtown city offices to their spare room at home practically overnight. The cloud held its own and reigned supreme, n

Consult with Cards: TPG’s recommendations for earning transferable points

The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: Consult with Cards is a weekly series where the TPG cards team helps our readers decide what their next card should be. If you would like to be a part of this series and receive a personalized consultation, email us . When it comes to rewards credit cards , there has never been a time where consumers have as many options as they do today. TPG reader Duncan Reid is a frequent travel

Creepy 'The Black Phone' trailer sees Ethan Hawke playing a masked serial killer

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Mashable / 2h
The tagline for The Black Phone — the new Blumhouse horror movie from Sinister writing team C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, adapted from a Joe Hill short story of the same name — is "Never talk to strangers." The trailer makes it clear why. Set in a suburban town in the '70s, the movie sees a small boy called Finney (Mason Thames) kidnapped and confined to the basement of a serial killer

How to Do a System-Wide Search on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

How-To Geek / 2h
The iPhone has a handy feature called “Spotlight” that helps you search for anything on your phone. Samsung Galaxy phones have a similar feature that you may not know about. We’ll show you how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Of Course Microsoft Left a Glaring Typo in Windows 11 Paint

How-To Geek / 2h
Even with its fancy Windows 11 redesign, MS Paint feels like Microsoft’s neglected child. Users on the /r/Windows11 forum discovered two glaring mistakes in Windows 11 Paint’s File menu—a typo and a mislabeled button. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s a clear sign that Microsoft didn’t “think through every pixel and detail” while developing its new operating system. Read This Article on Rev

Delta’s CEO: People Won’t Lose Their Jobs Due To Vaccine Mandate

52View from the Wing / 2h
I've actually expected that the December 8 deadline will push, but not until we get close, because if major airlines are far off from compliance the Biden administration won't want to be blamed for ruining holiday travel due to mass cancellations. They'll need a reason for the delay, of course, that isn't this. They will want to declare victory, or offer an extension on technical grounds. This wi

OnePlus 9RT release date, price, specs, news and why you may not be able to buy it

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
There’s not going to be a OnePlus 9T , but there is now a OnePlus 9RT – a phone that the brand has launched in China as a successor to the OnePlus 9R . At the moment there’s no word on international availability, but at the very least it might come to India, as the OnePlus 9R did. In any case, the OnePlus 9RT looks like a promising smartphone, with significant changes and improvements from the On

How to Fix Drywall Holes and Dents Yourself Without It Looking Like Crap

Lifehacker / 2h
Drywall regularly sustains all kinds of damage, from holes made while hanging shelves and pictures to dings from protruding chair backs and door knobs, but luckily it’s almost as easy to repair as it is to break. Fixing dents and holes in drywall yourself can save you some money and make you feel downright handy,… Read more...

Red flags are taking over Twitter

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Mashable / 2h
If you're reading this, green flag! The internet has been obsessed with red flags for quite sometime now, and in the past day or so this obsession has turned into a popular Twitter meme. The meme is simple: whatever someone thinks is a red flag, followed by a series of red flag emojis. According to Twitter, on Tuesday there were 1.5 million tweets globally that used the red flag emoji and in the

The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 has never been this cheap before

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $37.04: Microsoft's Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 is on sale at Walmart for just $142.95 as of Oct. 13. That's 21% off its $179.99 MSRP. One of the best gaming deals of the year isn't waiting for Black Friday . As of Oct. 13, Walmart had Microsoft's best-in-class Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 on sale for just $142.95 — that's 21% off its suggested retail price of $179.99, which is its bigg

'Titane' is one of the most unsettling films of the year, making space for more than shock

Mashable / 2h
If you’re trying to describe the plot of Titane to a friend, it's a grueling task. You'll probably mention vehicular sex (not in one, as such), and perhaps a string of graphic violence involving a deadly hair accessory. But beyond that, things get gloriously murky. For reference, here's the official film synopsis: " Titane : a metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile streng

Drone Delivers Lungs to Transplant Recipient, a Medical First

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It took just six minutes, but the successful flight from Toronto Western Hospital to Toronto General Hospital demonstrated the efficacy of using drones to quickly and safely transport lungs for transplantation. Read more...

Volvo Group unveils vehicle made with 3,000 kilos of ‘fossil-free’ steel

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TechCrunch / 2h
AB Volvo, the construction truck arm of Sweden’s Volvo Group, unveiled a new vehicle Wednesday made with a majority of “fossil-free” steel, plus plans to begin smaller-scale series production using the new material as early as 2022. “Our intention is to start to build these vehicles, these relatively small-load carriers, utilizing this fossil-free steel,” Lars Stenqvist, executive VP of trucks te

Fortnite took too long to admit Imposters mode was 'inspired' by Among Us

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Epic Games has finally admitted it was inspired by Among Us to create its Imposters gamemode in Fortnite . Almost two months after Epic added the mode it made reference to the original game in its most recent patch notes (v18.2) saying that Imposters was “inspired by Among Us from Innersloth.” At the time of writing no reference to Among Us appears inside the game itself, but that could soon chan

Anker's audio glasses pair swappable frames with 'surround' sound for $200

Engadget / 2h
Anker is jumping into the increasingly crowded world of audio eyewear . The company's Soundcore brand has introduced Soundcore Frames glasses that promise stealthy music playback and calls. The hook, in this case, is style — Soundcore is offering your pick of ten reasonably fashionable frames you can swap in and out depending on your mood or lens needs, including prescription, polarized and blue

William Shatner Takes Blue Origin Joyride, as Scandals Plague Company

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200+Futurism / 2h
Beam me up, Jeffrey! Blue Origin has launched William Shatner, best known as the actor who played Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise, to an altitude of 66.5 miles. Shatner was joined by biotech entrepreneur Glen de Vries, Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations Audrey Powers, and Australian physicist and engineer Chris Boshuizern. “That was unlike anything they describe

Cyberpunk Video Game System Shock May Get a Live-Action TV Series

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Gizmodo / 2h
If you were a fan of first-person shooter video games in the mid-’90s, you may remember 1994's System Shock. And if you remember it, chances are you remember it very fondly, and thus will be very excited to hear that Binge has announced a live-action TV adaptation of the cult-classic cyberpunk game for its upcoming,… Read more...

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches 4-person crew, including William Shatner, to space

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That’s two out of two successful crewed launches for Blue Origin, as the company today sent a crew of four people, including actor William Shatner, to space and back from its facility in West Texas. The mission, dubbed NS-18, is the fifth rocket launch for the company this year and the eighteenth for the rocket overall. The crew included Shatner, who is arguably best-known for having played Capta

UK startup blasts gov’t plan to downgrade data protection

TechCrunch / 3h
The UK government’s post-Brexit appetite to ‘reform’ domestic privacy rules by reducing the level of protections wrapping people’s data is already having wider ramifications for the country’s tech ecosystem. Last month the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced a consultation on reducing privacy standards — claiming ‘simplified’ rules would be a boon for business innovat

Rising Temperatures Will Change Air Conditioning Use—But Not How You Might Expect

Gizmodo / 3h
After a summer of deadly heat , the future of air conditioning in a world marked by rising temperatures has come sharply into focus. While some research has indicated we could “essentially cook ourselves” if the world collectively turns on the air conditioning in the face of more extreme heat, a new study shows the… Read more...

Netflix’s Trans Employees Plan Walk Out to Protest New Dave Chappelle Special

65Gizmodo / 3h
Rejecting comments made by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos in defense of Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, The Closer, a number of the streaming platforms transgender employees are planning a company-wide walkout on October 20th. Read more...

5 Google TV features you didn't know about

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Google TV is arguably the most versatile smart TV platform around. You'll find it in some of the latest TVs from Sony and TCL. There's a simplified version for Android phones and you can get it for any TV by buying a Chromecast with Google TV dongle. Plug the dongle into an HDMI port on your TV (or just turn on your TV if it has Google TV built in) and it opens you up to a world of streamed conte

Acer reveals glasses-free 3D laptop and a weird (but beastly) gaming PC

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Acer has revealed a bunch of new products at its next@acer event, including a powerful laptop with a glasses-free 3D display, a new range of Predator gaming PCs, and fresh additions to the green-friendly Vero series. Let’s start with Acer’s ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition laptop which is a new workstation notebook aimed at creatives and devs, with the central attraction being a stereoscopic 3D dis

Acer Predator GD711 gaming projector goes 240Hz, 4K, 3D

SlashGear / 3h
The next most powerful projector released by Acer is aimed directly at gamers with the Acer Predator GD711. This gaming projector has the ability to project 4K UHD content, has the ability to deliver HDR10 content, and can “go full speed in FHD at up to 240Hz on PC.” This machine can also work with variable refresh rate when connected … Continue reading

Tesla Under Scrutiny Over Lack of Recall After Autopilot Update

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NYT > Technology / 3h
In a letter, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminded Tesla that federal law requires automakers to initiate recalls if they find defects that pose a safety risk.

Amazon's early Black Friday sale is on — here's a monster list of the top deals

Mashable / 3h
Here are the best early Black Friday deals on Amazon as of Oct. 13: BEST TV DEAL: LG OLED65C1PUB Alexa Built-in C1 Series 65" 4K Smart OLED TV — $1,1796.99 (save $703) BEST LAPTOP DEAL: 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) — $1,169 (save $130) BEST HEADPHONE DEAL: Sennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphones — $119.95 (save $80) BEST SMART HOME

Reddit's new 'predictions' feature turns polls into a game

Engadget / 3h
Reddit has launched a new feature called Predictions, which can make polls more fun by giving you tokens to bet with. The website has been testing the feature for a year, and now that it's widely available, community mods and mod-approved users will be able to create Predictions Tournaments with a series of questions that challenges you to predict the outcome of an event or conversation. You'll g

Reddit adds a new way to post with launch of ‘Predictions’ feature

TechCrunch / 3h
Reddit today is introducing a new way to post to its communities with the launch of the on-platform feature called “Predictions.” Spun off of the popular Reddit Polls, Predictions allow users to guess the answers to timely questions like “who will win the game tomorrow?” or “which character will meet their fate in the next episode?” or “how much will the price of Bitcoin move by Monday?,” among o

Matik raises $20M to automate the process of creating personalized customer presentations

TechCrunch / 3h
Matik , which has created automated data-driven software for customizing Google Slides or PowerPoint presentations, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Menlo Ventures, BoxGroup and Oceans Ventures also participated in the financing, which brings the San Francisco-based startup’s total raised to just over $23 million since its 2019 inception. The v

How to use the IHG hotel award night certificate

The Points Guy / 3h
The award certificate that comes with the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card is one of the best reasons to carry the card. With an $89 annual fee (waived for the first year), you’ll receive an award night certificate (starting on your first anniversary as a cardmember) which can be used at any hotel with a redemption level of 40,000 points a night or less. If used strategically, this certificat

How to Delete Instagram for Good

Lifehacker / 3h
With every new data breach or controversy that comes out of the Facebook corporation, you may consider anew simply deleting your account and all your data from its various social media platforms. If you do, don’t forget that Facebook owns Instagram too—so to cleanse your precious info from their servers, here are the… Read more...

The First FDA-Authorized E-Cigarette Is Here

40Gizmodo / 3h
The Food and Drug Administration has formally authorized the first vaping products to be sold in the U.S. On late Tuesday night, the agency announced it would permit the marketing of three products, all sold by the company Vuse. In doing so, the FDA stated that the benefits of vaping in helping smokers quit… Read more...

How to Add (or Remove) a Digital Signature in Microsoft Office Files

How-To Geek / 3h
Office documents are sometimes used as legal documents and often require a signature. Or, sometimes, you may want to add an invisible signature to protect the integrity of the document. You can do either in certain Office apps. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

William Shatner becomes the oldest person to reach space

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200+Engadget / 3h
It's official: after plenty of hype and a slight delay , William Shatner has become the oldest person to fly to space. The 90-year-old Star Trek icon was one of four crew members aboard Blue Origin's NS-18 mission as it flew to an altitude of 66 miles. He edged out 82-year-old aviation pioneer Wally Funk , who set the previous age record just a few months earlier. The New Shepard flight also incl

Lunar Ventures launches technically oriented, €40M fund, aimed at deep tech startups

TechCrunch / 3h
Lunar Ventures , a new, technically oriented VC fund aimed at early-stage deep tech startups, is announcing the closing of its €40 million first fund. Lunar was founded in Berlin in 2019 by Dr Elad Verbin, a computer science researcher; Mick Halsband, a CTO and software architect; and Luis Shemtov, a former entrepreneur. The launch is timely: Deep tech investments in Europe have almost tripled in

Apple Reportedly Looking to Add Enhanced Health and Wellness Features to Future AirPods

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Gizmodo / 3h
It seems Apple isn’t content with AirPods just being used for music and taking calls as there’s a new report claiming Apple is exploring adding new health and wellness features to future wireless earbuds. Read more...

Microsoft Azure disruption affects Windows VM users worldwide

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure suffered an over six-hour long outage, which reportedly prevented users from spinning up new Windows-based virtual machines ( VMs ). Microsoft Azure’s status page said Wednesday’s VM outage began around 5 am UTC and lasted till around noon UTC, and impacted services across all regions, from Europe, to the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacif

Theranos device “made a bunch of noise” but did nothing else in Safeway demo

65Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg ) Safeway’s ex-CEO said his company did more than 100 hours of due diligence for a deal with Theranos that would ultimately cost the grocery chain over $360 million before the agreement was axed. Yet, even after that research, wh

ViacomCBS gets into NFTs via a partnership with NFT startup Recur

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TechCrunch / 3h
Media company ViacomCBS is getting into NFTs. Amid growing hype around the potential market for NFTs, aka non-fungible tokens — digital assets linked to ownership that’s stored on a blockchain, often used for buying and selling digital art and collectibles — ViacomCBS says it’s partnering with the NFT company Recur to bring its iconic IP and franchises to the world of digital collectibles, starti

GitLab raises IPO range, targeting valuation of as much as $11B

TechCrunch / 3h
It’s no longer Hot Summer anything, sadly, as the seasons change. But perhaps we’re in for Warm IPO Autumn. Rent the Runway , NerdWallet and other companies are setting us up for a busy second half of October. But this week will see the debut of a company worth a multiple of those other venture-backed former startups as GitLab goes public . And the developer tooling company recently turned up the

New World update 1.0.2 brings new bug fixes, but no server transfers yet

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SlashGear / 3h
New World received a new update overnight, and while this update serves up another round of bug fixes, it might not sit well with New World‘s player base. That’s because the update is arriving without server transfers, which were originally expected to go live last week. It also seems that the update misses one big bug in particular that is … Continue reading

Mozilla slams Google's latest browser privacy plans

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Mozilla CTO Eric Rescorla has raised several concerns over Google’s Privacy Budget proposal to restrict fingerprinting. Google’s Privacy Budget is a proposal to restrict fingerprinting a user by measuring the amount of information requested by websites, eventually blocking access to such revealing details once a certain limit is exceeded. “Our analysis identifies a number of potential issues with

Cowboy Bebop, Not To Be Confused With Netflix's Cowboy Bebop, Also Coming to Netflix

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Gizmodo / 4h
In a few weeks’ time, Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Shinichirō Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop will finally drop, and fans across the world will have have a chance to meet new versions of Spike, Jett, and Faye who they’ll undoubtedly want to compare to their animated counterparts. In anticipation of viewers’… Read more...

New hotel being built in Dunedin, Florida, especially for Toronto Blue Jays baseball team

23The Points Guy / 4h
You can call this Southern hospitality, major league baseball style. The Toronto Blue Jays are building a hotel specifically for its players to call home during their annual spring training visits to Dunedin, Florida. The hotel is to be built on a stretch of property near the water in Dunedin, which is located on Florida’s Gulf coast — and happened to be one of the stops on Zach Honig’s tour of t

8 of the Best iPhone 13 Cases That Are Cheaper Than Apple's

Lifehacker / 4h
After dropping a thousand dollars on your new iPhone 13 Pro, the idea of spending another $50 or $60 on a case might not be appealing. But you don’t have to splurge on an official Apple case to get solid protection. In fact, while Apple’s cases are pretty good, they’re usually not the best . Whether you’re looking for… Read more...

Windows 11’s Latest Update Makes the AMD CPU Problem Worse

61How-To Geek / 4h
Windows 11’s first big patch Tuesday is in the books. While the patch fixed plenty of problems, it made a performance issue with AMD CPUs worse than before the patch, which is never a good thing. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 6 Best Streaming Boxes and Sticks for Holiday 2021

How-To Geek / 4h
Streaming devices are a simple way to step up your entertainment game regardless if you have a smart TV or not. Content recommendations, well-designed remotes, and much more make these gadgets an excellent addition to any living room—so let’s look at the ones you should have your eyes on. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

HR platform Hibob raises $150M at a $1.65B valuation

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TechCrunch / 4h
On the heels of Personio raising a big round yesterday , one of its competitors and another big startup in the area of HR has also picked up some funding. Hibob , a London-based company that targets the mid-market with an all-in-one platform that handles various human resources functions, closed a Series C of $150 million. The funding values the company at around $1.65 billion, the company has co

Snapchat is back online after outage (updated)

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Engadget / 4h
Snapchat is back online after some users had problems with the app this morning, with several noting on Twitter that they were unable to send snaps . In a tweet posted at 7:29AM ET, Snap said it it was looking into the problem and, at 10:31AM ET, the company said the issue was fixed. All systems should now be back online. We’re aware that some Snapchatters are having issues using the app right no

OnePlus Buds Z2 price, specifications, launch date, and more

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
OnePlus Buds Z2 true wireless earbuds are now official. The company has unveiled the much-awaited successor to the OnePlus Buds Z in China along with a new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 9RT. The OnePlus Buds Z2 comes with a lot of new features over its predecessors such as active noise cancellation, better driver setup, improved battery life, more microphone, and much more. While the upgrades

Cloud-native apps demand cloud-native storage systems

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The rise of cloud -native apps is fundamentally changing how organizations develop and operate software apps. But this shift isn’t just changing app development; it’s also impacting infrastructure. New technologies such as containerization, Kubernetes , serverless computing and microservices are key components of cloud-native environments. To support modern, cloud-native environments – and the em

New Acer Chromebooks boast 11th-Gen Intel CPUs for up to $900

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Acer Chromebook Spin 514. (credit: Acer) Acer is releasing half a dozen new Chromebook SKUs, it announced today during its Next@Acer event. The company is updating its lineup with options for Intel's latest 11th Gen "Tiger Lake" CPUs, and although the list includes some of the standard cheaper Chromebook options, Acer also introduced some pricier selections boasting fanless designs for

Acer launches bacteria-resistant PCs

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Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Acer's Enduro Urban N3 (above) also comes in blue. (credit: Acer ) Acer's “antimicrobial” laptops have been around for a few years, but they became particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. During its next@Acer event today, the company announced three new PCs—a laptop, a two-in-one, and a tablet—that will be joining its antimicrobial lineup. What does “antimicrobial” mean, any

'NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition' hits Apple Arcade on October 19th

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Engadget / 4h
NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition is one of several games that's bound for Apple Arcade in the coming weeks. The follow-up to NBA 2K21 , which is also available on Apple's game subscription service, includes a new mode called The Association. You can become the general manager or head coach of an NBA franchise and put together your own team by scouting rookies, making trades and scooping up free agents whi

Sony's lightweight 70-200mm zoom has features designed for video creators

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Engadget / 4h
Sony has unveiled the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II zoom lens that looks to be an interesting option for hybrid video and photo shooters. Designed for the company's full-frame Alpha-series mirrorless cameras, it's the lightest 70-200mm F2.8 lens on the market at 1,045 grams, Sony said. It also offers a number of features aimed at movie creators not usually seen in a lens like this. While large zoom

Weights & Biases raises $135M Series C to keep building MLOps software

65TechCrunch / 4h
Update: The round in question was $135 million, not $100 million as originally noted. I apologize for the mistake! What do you call AI these days? ML in a suit. ML, or machine learning, is a big market today. That is thanks to modern corporations accreting data like hoarders and data science maturing as a work category. Evidence of the former can be found in the growth posted by Databricks in rec

Target PS5 restock today wasn't meant to be yours this time – here's why

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You may have seen that there was a Target PS5 restock today, but we can confirm that it was a small local PS5 drop that wasn't available at all Target store locations in the US. Instead, if you follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider – follow and turn on notifications – you'll get PS5 is in stock nationwide. But today at Target wasn't your big chance to buy the PlayStation 5. Instead,

Anthony Fauci Wants Vaccine Mandates For Domestic Air Travel

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View from the Wing / 4h
Airlines take different positions on vaccine requirements for travel, depending on whether it’s international or domestic travel, and this isn’t because the virus somehow spreads differently when it is crossing borders. Continue reading ...

Nexla nabs $12M Series A as it builds cash flow positive data operations biz

20TechCrunch / 4h
Nexla , a company that participated in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in New York City in 2017, has been building its data operations startup the old fashioned way. After launching in beta and securing a $3.5 million seed at Battlefield, it has proceeded to build a cash flow positive business. Today with a firm financial foundation in place, the company announced a $12 million Series A. Indus

How to sell clothes online and actually make money

TechCrunch / 4h
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, the time of the week when we niche down to a single topic. Today? Fashion. Natasha and Danny and Alex got together to dig into the world of fashion resale and rental. It’s no small market, giving birth to both public companies, unicorns, and

Inside Plaid’s plans to build a new, global finance network

TechCrunch / 4h
When Visa announced plans to purchase Plaid for $5.3 billion in January 2020, the deal represented one of the largest acquisitions of a fintech upstart by an incumbent financial powerhouse. But 12 months, one pandemic and one DOJ antitrust lawsuit later , and the credit card network provider decided the “protracted and complex litigation” necessary to consummate the acquisition would take too lon

Book this, not that: Star Alliance award tickets

50The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. United’s switch to dynamic award pricing for partner awards was a sobering reminder that, more often than not, the “easy” loyalty programs (namely those of the big three U.S. airlines — American, Delta and United) have become some of the most costly in terms of redeeming miles. You can save tens of thousands of your hard-earned trave

17 Unscary 'Horror' Movies For Halloween Wimps

Lifehacker / 4h
For a lot of people, Halloween is a confusing time, the time of year when all their previously sane friends choose to scare themselves silly and call it fun. I get it: many movie watchers aren’t excited by the prospect of subjecting themselves to disturbing images that cause them to feel bad feelings for 80–120… Read more...

Disney+ teases a treasure trove of unseen Beatles footage in this new 'Get Back' trailer

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Mashable / 4h
Here's four minutes of completely unfiltered clips of The Beatles hard at work putting together the album and the first-time-in-three-years live concert that would mark the end of their time together as a band. All together (now), it's our latest raw and chaotic look at The Beatles: Get Back . Director Peter Jackson pored over more than 50 hours of "lost" behind the scenes footage from the long-b

A pod of floating robots swim through the air at this London museum

Mashable / 4h
A spectacle enfolds Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall as floating robots fill the air. The marine-like creatures are part of artist Anicka Yi’s installation In Love With The World . Known for intertwining art with technology, Yi invites visitors to experience a world where artificial intelligence spawns a life of its own.

We drive the Kia EV6, 'one of the most important cars' in Kia's history

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The Kia EV6 is "one of the most important cars" in the South Korean firm's history. No pressure then, EV6. Luckily for Kia, the early signs are positive as the fully-electric EV6 has a striking design, a host of features, and suitable range to be a contender in the crossover SUV market. Prices start at £40,945 (around $55,000 / AU$75,000), which pitches it against EVs such as the Mercedes EQA and

The Best 8K TVs for Holiday 2021: All of the Pixels

How-To Geek / 4h
8K TVs represent the peak of television technology right now, but which of them are worth the premium price tag? That’s where we can help. We have selected the best 8K TVs that provide a truly excellent experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

10 Must-Have Stationery Items for People Who Love Journaling

How-To Geek / 4h
If you miss the absolute high of buying school supplies each year, there’s a good chance you’re now an adult journaler. Whether you have a notebook of daily thoughts or you’re a full-on bullet journal person, there’s nothing like stationery. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Our Favorite Outdoor Security Cams for Your Home or Business

20Wired / 4h
These weatherproof devices can keep a watchful eye on your property and let you get on with life.

There Is No Bipartisan Consensus on Big Tech

28Wired / 4h
The media's rose-colored rhetoric on cooperation across the aisle is overblown—and threatens the road to substantive regulation.

NHS Covid Pass: Vaccine records access restored after outage

NHS Covid Pass App•
200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The app widely used to prove vaccination status for travel suffered an outage Wednesday.

US leads Bitcoin mining as China ban takes effect

US Bitcoin Mining China•
93BBC News - Technology / 4h
Research shows the US taking the top spot for global mining following a crackdown in China.

Acer's new Chromebook Spin 514 features a fanless design and improved webcam

Acer Chromebooks 514•
Engadget / 4h
As part of its usual autumn laptop refresh, Acer is announcing a host of new Chromebook today that'll roll out in the coming months. There are four models being refreshed today: the Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook 515, Chromebook 514, and Chromebook Spin 314. That's a lot of product names, but Spin devices can flip around with a 360-degree hinge, and the last two digits denote the screen size. Th

Why You Should Talk About Climate Change Right Now

Gizmodo / 4h
Climate solutions are complex and multifaceted. Our response to the challenges climate change poses to our world, our identity, and our way of life are even more so. It’s taken a whole book even to begin to untangle them. But the first, crucial step forward is simple. For you, for me, for every single person reading… Read more...

Acer TravelMate Vero expands eco-friendly lineup

Acer Aspire Vero New•
SlashGear / 4h
Acer expanded its “eco-friendly” computer line with new Vero devices this week. The Acer Aspire Vero was revealed earlier this year as an upgrade-friendly consumer laptop made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic. Today, Acer revealed the Acer TravelMate Vero (laptop for business), Acer Veriton Vero (mini desktop PC), Acer Vero BR277 (monitor), and a series of Vero accessories. The Acer … Co

Acer antimicrobial product line expands: Laptops, tablet, accessories, jacket

SlashGear / 4h
Acer has announced an expansion of its antimicrobial product lineup, unveiling new laptops, a tablet, a monitor, various accessories, and even an antimicrobial jacket. The expansion adds multiple product lines targeted at both commercial and consumer customers, Acer explains, adding these alongside the new Chromebooks and other products the company has unveiled. Acer’s new antimicrobial product l

Acer ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition brings 3D tech to the public

Acer SpatialLabs 3D•
SlashGear / 4h
Earlier this year, Acer introduced 3D vision technology they called SpatialLabs. Hey introduced this tech with a laptop that was not for sale to consumers, and have been developing the tech ever since. Now they’ve introduced a laptop called the ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition, complete with a “3D Stereoscopic module for SpatialLabs” capable of outputting 1920 x 2160 pixel resolution … Continue rea

Acer's glasses-free 3D SpatialLabs laptop arrives this winter

Acer SpatialLabs 3D•
Engadget / 4h
As part of its usual raft of hardware updates, Acer is adding new ConceptD machines with new displays and different chassis options. But the most notable product on the docket for late-2021 is the new ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition, which packs a stereoscopic display. It’s the first time that such a product is available for everyone to buy after the company first teased the project earlier this y

Google dismisses claims Android smartphones snoop on users

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Google disagrees with the findings of university researchers arguing that the data collection on Android smartphones that was flagged as objectionable by the researchers is essential to deliver core device services. The researchers from University of Edinburgh, UK and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, claimed that the tested Android devices transmitted “substantial amounts of information” to sever

Fresh Nikon Z9 teaser hints at its promising 8K video powers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
A new official Nikon Z9 teaser has just arrived on YouTube and hinted at the incoming flagship camera's impressive video skills. The new promo is the second we've seen for the Nikon Z9 recently, with an earlier one on October 5 focusing more on the camera's design. Today's teaser shows the Z9 in a wildlife shooting session, fronted by a long lens that could be the anticipated 100-400mm telephoto

Soundcore Frames combine glasses and audio into one novel package

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Anker Innovations has just unveiled the Soundcore Frames, a pair of audio glasses designed with immersive sound in mind. The Soundcore Frames will feature Anker's OpenSurround system, positioning speakers both in front and behind the ear to better amplify stereo sound. While no concrete release date has been confirmed as of yet, Anker has stated that the Soundcore Frames will launch in early to m

This Great-Tasting Hard Kombucha Is the Alcoholic Drink You’ve Been Waiting For

Futurism / 4h
If you’re an American who thinks you’re living healthy, think again. It turns out, less than 3-percent of Americans qualify as living a “healthy lifestyle,” based on a study out of the Mayo Clinic. A healthy lifestyle consists of four basic lifestyle choices: exercise for at least 150 minutes a week, a diet score in the top 40 percent on the Healthy Eating Index, a body fat percentage under 20 pe

6 Ways to Actually Use the Leaves on Your Lawn (Instead of Throwing Them Out)

Lifehacker / 5h
It’s that time of year when trees undergo their annual shedding. But as delightful as the sight of fallen leaves is, raking them is a lot of work. Before you bag up all those leaves to throw them away, consider putting them to good use. There are a bunch of options, ranging from adding them to a compost pile, to using… Read more...

U.S. Space Force partners with VC firm Embedded Ventures under new R&D agreement

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TechCrunch / 5h
The space industry used to be dominated by a single player: the U.S. government, which contracted out services to a handful of very large aerospace primes and put their tech to use in long-term, centrally managed programs. Things have rapidly evolved since. Due to an explosive technological acceleration and, in part, venture capital and private equity, the U.S. government is one customer among ma

Bahamas vs. Bermuda cruises: Which itinerary will I like more?

The Points Guy / 5h
Ah, the bliss of island cruising! Who cares if you choose the Bahamas or Bermuda as your next cruise destination — all islands offer warm weather, gorgeous beaches and outdoor activities year-round. Right? Wrong. Sure, the Bahamas and Bermuda are both island nations located in the Atlantic Ocean, and you can hit the beach on your cruise to either place. But that’s where the similarities end. Berm

Updates From The Mandalorian, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and More

25Gizmodo / 5h
Could a Metal Men movie really still be happening at DC? Evangeline Lily thinks she’s finally clicked with Hope Van Dyne for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania . Killer Croc lurks in new teasers for Batwoman . Plus, what’s coming on Supergirl and La Brea . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Apple is reportedly exploring ways to use AirPods as health devices

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22Engadget / 5h
Apple's health ambitions for AirPods might extend beyond using them to boost conversations . Wall Street Journal sources claim Apple is exploring multiple ways it can use AirPods as health devices. It might use the buds as hearing aids , but it could also use the motion sensors to correct your posture. A prototype would even include a thermometer to check your core body temperature, according to

Browser-based hardware design tool Flux raises $12M

84TechCrunch / 5h
Things were trending toward remote collaboration well before the world ground to a screeching halt under the heels of a global pandemic, but the past year and a half have undoubtedly been a major catalyst for rethinking the way people work. It’s a phenomenon Flux has been thinking about for a while now, beginning development in 2019 with a team of employees who worked at places like Apple, Facebo

Windows PowerToys update eliminates a bunch of annoying quirks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The team behind the PowerToys utility suite for Windows 10 and 11 has pushed out a small but useful update to remedy a series of bugs. According to the GitHub changelog , PowerToys v0.47.1 fixes a number of issues users have encountered since the last update, spanning three utilities. The update fixes an annoying quirk whereby the Start menu pops up every time the user tries to access Shortcut Gu

RX 6600 GPU review: Not likely to jolt AMD’s paltry Steam survey numbers

AMD Radeon RX 6600•
Ars Technica / 5h
A variety of RX 6600 models as made by various GPU manufacturers, since AMD isn't making a "reference" model this time around. This is the model Ars received for review purposes from Sapphire. [credit: AMD ] AMD's latest lower-end graphics card, the RX 6600, is its sixth RDNA 2 offering in the past 12 months—a fact that might lead you to believe the company is making a killing in the world of PC

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 is here to take on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060

AMD Radeon RX 6600•
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AMD has just released its newest mid-range graphics card , the Radeon RX 6600, taking the fight directly to the RTX 3060. And just like its Nvidia competitor, it's a solid 1080p graphics card, but doesn't do much beyond that resolution. Here are the best processors Check out the best gaming laptops We'll show you how to build a PC AMD claims the RX 6600 offers 23% higher performance than the Nvid

Apple Watch Series 7 review: It’s all about the screen

Apple Watch Series 7•
29Engadget / 5h
The main difference between Apple’s Watch Series 7 and the Series 6 is just a larger display, but it makes an outsized impact on a device as small as a watch. Apple also generally enlarged the UI, making things easier to read and navigate. To make better use of the bigger canvas, the company also added some new watch faces and a full QWERTY keyboard for replying to messages. The other changes to

AMD's Radeon RX 6600 is a $329 GPU for 1080p gaming

AMD Radeon RX 6600•
20Engadget / 5h
At the end of July, AMD announced the Radeon RX 6600XT , a video card the company billed as its 1080p flagship. For its final GPU release of 2021, it has unveiled the Radeon RX 6600. It's a video card that offers 28 compute units, a 2,044MHz game clock and up to 8GB of GDDR6 memory. On paper, that makes it only slightly less powerful than the RX 6600XT, which comes with 32 compute units, a 2,359M

Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content

100+Wired / 5h
A new report shows that channels devoted to anti-Jewish conspiracy theories are growing at an alarming rate. Why won’t the platform take action?

Canadian startup Rose Rocket raises Series A to scale its transport software business

TechCrunch / 5h
Freight transportation-focused Rose Rocket recently raised a $25 million round. The Toronto-based startup calls the round a Series A, with Addition Capital and Shine Capital leading the deal. Per venture data aggregated by Carta , average logistics-themed Series A rounds since the start of 2020 have sported median cash raises of $8 million and post-money valuations of around $50 million. The Rose

Karat raises $110M on a $1.1B valuation to grow its technical interviewing-as-a-service platform

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TechCrunch / 5h
In the global race for technical talent, companies are on the hunt for ways to speed up and scale the hiring process to snap up the best candidates before their competitors get to them. Today, a company that has built a solution to help with one aspect of that — the interviewing process — is announcing a big round of funding that underscores that demand. Karat , which has built what it calls the

General Catalyst, Tiger Global lead $25M investment into Blank Street’s micro specialty coffee shops

TechCrunch / 5h
Vinay Menda and Issam Freiha are two coffee-obsessed friends who came to New York from Dubai and Lebanon to study at NYU and Columbia, respectively, and started researching the New York coffee scene. In the U.S, they saw a coffee shop on every corner, but found the experience slow and overpriced: the shops were either a destination place or for buying coffee to brew at home, not a quality “grab a

Apple Watch Series 7 review

Apple Watch Series 7•
TechCrunch / 5h
The entire smartwatch category had a good Q2, as numbers jumped 27% year over year. That, in turn, was up 20% from a year prior, in spite — or perhaps because of — COVID-19 concerns. The popularity of these devices are the proverbial rising tide, with most of the big players benefiting from an overall increase in adoption. But one name continues to loom large in a way seldom seen in a fairly matu

Intro’s app attracts Andreessen, Seven Seven Six, Kevin Durant to connect celebrity e-design experts with those seeking advice

TechCrunch / 5h
Advice is not a new concept, but Intro is putting its spin on access to in-demand experts through personalized one-on-one video calls. The Los Angeles company was founded in 2020 by entrepreneur Raad Mobrem, who previously founded Lettuce, an operating system for small businesses that was acquired by Intuit in 2014 . Raad Mobrem, founder of Intro. Image Credits: Intro When Mobrem was younger, he

How to Buy Dogecoin If You're Lost and Don't Know Where to Start

Lifehacker / 5h
It seems like we’re on this cryptocurrency roller coaster for the long haul. One name you probably see popping up often is Dogecoin, represented by the classic Shiba Inu Doge meme . Dogecoin started in 2013 as a joke, but despite its origins, it’s now worth actual money and favored by Elon Musk and Mark Cuban. And you,… Read more...

This new TicWatch smartwatch is a top Apple Watch 7 rival, but it has a dumb name

TicWatch 3 Ultra Wear•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
It's rare that we at TechRadar cover a product with a name so long we can't even put it in the headline, but here we go: the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS has just been unveiled, and it's a new top-end smartwatch. Don't Pro and Ultra mean the same thing? Why is the GPS necessary in the name? Why doesn't Mobvoi like the number four? This is a premium smartwatch that costs you $299.99 / £289.99 (

How to Watch Picture in Picture Video on Mac

How-To Geek / 5h
Want to watch a YouTube or Netflix video while getting a little work done on your Mac? You could add a second monitor, or take the easier, cheaper route and use Picture in Picture mode to keep watching. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Teal Pumpkin Project: Is Your Halloween Safe for Kids?

How-To Geek / 5h
Heading out for Halloween trick or treating should be a time of excitement for kids and their parents. But for those with allergies, it can come with considerable stress. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

American Airlines-JetBlue Elite Benefits Are Live Today, Mileage Redemption Starts Next Month

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View from the Wing / 5h
The partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue started allowing each program's members to earn miles and elite qualifying credit on each other's flights back in the spring, and they announced that recognition of elite benefits across the two airlines would begin in the fall. Elite benefits are here - today - and award redemption starts next month. Here are the details. Continue reading ..

American & JetBlue Launch Reciprocal Elite Perks, Award Redemptions Coming Soon

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100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
In early 2021, American and JetBlue launched a strategic alliance in the Northeast . The concept behind this partnership is that JetBlue has amazing connectivity in the Northeast, and American wants to grow its long haul presence out of New York, but needs connecting traffic. Personally I think the partnership is good for consumers, though the DOJ disagrees, and is trying to challenge the allianc

The RX 6600 Is AMD's Solution for Affordable, High-Quality 1080P Gaming

AMD Radeon RX 6600•
Gizmodo / 5h
Finding a graphics card that’s actually in stock is already a challenge, but get ready for the latest hard-to-find GPU: AMD’s new Radeon RX 6600 is here, and it’s tailor-made for 1080p gaming. Read more...

American, JetBlue unveil reciprocal award redemptions and elite benefits

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64The Points Guy / 5h
The day is finally here. When American Airlines and JetBlue first announced their Northeast Alliance last year, many flyers (and TPG readers) were eager to learn more about the teased reciprocal loyalty benefits. Well, the two airlines — despite the outstanding Department of Justice lawsuit — have just unveiled the details about reciprocal mileage redemptions and elite benefits. This latest enhan

ESO’s VLT images 42 of the largest asteroids in our solar system

SlashGear / 5h
Our solar system is filled with asteroids of all shapes and sizes. Many of them live in the asteroid belt, but some have spent their lives in other areas. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has shared an image of 42 of the largest asteroids in the solar system. The asteroids were all imaged using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and … Continue reading

William Shatner safely goes to space and back [Updated]

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100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / The crew of NS-18. Pictured left to right: Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, William Shatner, and Chris Boshuizen. (credit: Blue Origin) 11:10 am ET Update : Although the launch was delayed nearly an hour due to unspecified issues, Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft successfully took off from West Texas on Wednesday morning and safely landed 10 minutes and 18 seconds later. The capsule cr

Google AR Brings Arctic Animals Into Your Living Room

Gizmodo / 5h
If you’ve ever wanted a pet Arctic fox, well, keep dreaming. But Google is offering the next best thing. The company’s AR animals feature announced five new additions to its library on Tuesday, including the fox and other wild creatures from the Arctic and sub-Arctic. Read more...

Should our DNA dictate what we eat?

BBC News - Technology / 5h
Companies are offering dietary advice based on customers’ propensity for certain heath conditions.

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition enters the dark side

Hyundai Sonata N Lie•
SlashGear / 6h
The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line is the latest to enter the dark side, and it brings lots of dark goodies and carbon fiber to the picture. The Sonata N Line Night Edition is hot on the heels of the Kona Night Edition with its own set of gloss black exterior trimmings. If you saw the film Snake Eyes: G.I. … Continue reading

The 512GB Mac Mini M1 is down to $750 on Amazon

Engadget / 6h
While it's very likely we'll hear about new Apple computers next week, Amazon's having a sale now on the Mac Mini M1. The base 256GB model is down to $600 thanks to an automatically applied coupon, but the upgraded model has an even rarer discount. Normally, we've seen it drop to $800 in the past — but now another automatically applied coupon has knocked the 512GB Mac Mini M1 down to $750. Buy Ma

How to Cream Any Green

Lifehacker / 6h
I love a creamed green, because of all the cream. The most commonly creamed green is spinach, and it is my favorite, but spinach isn’t the only green you can cream, oh no. You can cream collards, or mustard greens, or even kale (if you must). Read more...

How I booked a penthouse suite at Aruba’s newest hotel using points

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The Points Guy / 6h
As summer drew to an end, I wanted to book one more vacation ahead of my children heading back to school. That’s when I recalled seeing an email in my inbox from Radisson Rewards America that the Radisson Blu Aruba just opened. The hotel looked sleek and modern, plus it had an infinity-edge pool that overlooked the beach. I thought that Aruba would be an amazing vacation experience for me and the

How to Set Up All the iCloud+ Features in iOS 15

Gizmodo / 6h
If you already pay Apple for extra iCloud storage beyond the 5GB default, or you start paying in the future, you get a bunch of extra features thrown in as part of a subscription Apple is calling iCloud+. iCloud+ has rolled out alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 , and will be part of macOS Monterey when it launches this… Read more...

Snapchat is back up, but the app might have lost its key advantage

Snapchat Outage Users•
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For several hours on October 13, popular self-destructing-image-sending app Snapchat went down. Many users found themselves unable to connect in the first place, and many others weren't able to send messages once they were in. According to Snapchat's support page on Twitter , the issue has been resolved now, and DownDetector concurs with the number of reported issues having dramatically dropped o

Hackers are hijacking copy and paste to steal millions of dollars in cryptocurrency

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
A new investigation into a well-known malware reveals that its creators have managed to steal at least $24 million in cryptocurrency by taking over a victim's clipboard. Cybersecurity researchers at Avast pin the activity to the clipboard stealer module of the MyKings botnet, building on top of the work done by researchers at SophosLabs. Avast’s analysis unearthed over 1300 new wallet addresses t

Update adding Siri to the ecobee SmartThermostat is rolling out

Ecobee Apple Siri Voice•
SlashGear / 6h
In early June, we learned the ecobee SmartThermostat would be the first of its kind to offer integrated support for Apple’s Siri digital assistant. However, when the device hit the market, support for Siri wasn’t activated. Ecobee has now announced that the software update enabling “Hey Siri” voice control is rolling out to the SmartThermostat. With the update applied, users … Continue reading

Can You Guess United’s New International Routes?

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
United Airlines has just announced that it’s going to announce some new international routes tomorrow, and oh my gosh this is just too fun. United announcing new international routes New route announcements can be exciting for us avgeeks, and United really embraces it. Not only does United in my opinion have the most exciting route network of any major airline in the United States, but the airlin

Covid conspiracy theories are driving people to anti-Semitism online

Instagram TikTok Finds•
51MIT Technology Review / 6h
A warning: Conspiracy theories about covid are helping disseminate anti-Semitic beliefs to a wider audience, warns a new report by the antiracist advocacy group Hope not Hate. The report says that not only has the pandemic revived interest in the “New World Order” conspiracy theory of a secret Jewish-run elite that aims to run the world, but far-right activists have also worked to convert people’

9 Google Calendar Features You Aren't Using But Should Be

40Lifehacker / 6h
Whether used for work or to manage your private life, Google Calendar is a powerful tool that can handle a lot more than what most of us probably use it for. Out of the box (so to speak), this cloud-based app come with a robust set of default features that are easy to intuit, which makes it ideal for a lot of people.… Read more...

The Surface Pro 8 Is the Pinnacle of Microsoft's 2-in-1 Design

Gizmodo / 6h
Microsoft basically invented the detachable 2-in-1 with the Surface RT and the original Surface Pro , and over the years, the company has been steadily iterating on the Surface’s design, while being cautious not to make any radical changes that make scare away longtime owners or picky enterprise customers. With the… Read more...

Are Southwest Employees Being Told To Lie In Response To Vaccine Mandates?

View from the Wing / 6h
Airline employees who may be engaged in sick outs over vaccine mandates are told to lie. They can’t speak publicly about what they are doing, because it would be an illegal job action under the Railway Labor Act. Are they being told to lie in order to show complaince with mandates, too? Continue reading ...

The graveyard blues / by Clarence Woods and John S. Caldwell. For voice and piano. Caption title. First line of text: I...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
The graveyard blues / by Clarence Woods and John S. Caldwell. For voice and piano. Caption title. First line of text: I’ve got the blues my head is bowed in misery. The famous western jazz success. Earl Fuller and his novelty orchestra at Rector’s, New York. Cover ill. by Starmer surrounds photo of Earl Fuller and his Novelty Orchestra. Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1916. Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley

Lively is building the modern health savings account that puts consumers first

TechCrunch / 6h
Alex Cyriac recalls his mother, who stopped taking medication because she didn’t have enough money for the co-pay. His friend, Shobin Uralil, and his wife had similar medical issues with their first baby. It was this kind of bonding over personal experiences associated with the costs of healthcare that got Cyriac and Uralil thinking. They recognized health savings accounts as a powerful utility t

E-mobility startup Swft raises $10M seed round to expand light-duty vehicle lineup

TechCrunch / 6h
Electric mobility startup Swft has raised $10 million in seed funding that it will use to expand its light-duty vehicle offerings, grow its team and scale its inventory management and supply chain systems. The company, which already has a deal to offer its three new e-bikes and new e-moped with Best Buy, is also on the lookout for more retail partnerships. Swft officially launched in February 202

HubSpot Ventures’ new $100M fund fulfilling ‘mission to help millions of organizations grow better’

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TechCrunch / 6h
Three years after its launch, HubSpot Ventures is back with a $100 million fund, its CRM Platform Fund that will invest in early- and growth-stage technology companies focused on customer-first, business-to-business innovation for scaling organizations. “Our mission is to help organizations grow better through relationships, access to customers and customer service,” Andrew Lindsay, senior vice p

From $0 in revenue to a $7.25B valuation: Why TripActions’ $275M raise has fintech to thank

TripActions Raises $275M•
79TechCrunch / 6h
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, TripActions was primarily known for merging many aspects of corporate trip booking — flights, hotels and rental cars — with expense tracking. But Palo Alto-based TripActions was among the startups that was hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the global crisis resulted in its revenue dropping to $0, according to CEO and co-founder Ariel Cohen. In March

Warehouse robotics firm Dexterity raises $140M

Dexterity Raises $140M•
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Dexterity emerged from stealth in July of last year, touting a $56.2 million Series A. The Bay Area-based robotics startup was riding high on increased demand for automation at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than a year later, the pandemic is, sadly, still here, and investor interest in the company has maintained along with it. This morning Dexterity announced a $140 million equity fun

A chef’s mission to revolutionize San Antonio’s food scene

The Points Guy / 6h
With 62% of its 1.3 million residents being of Hispanic heritage, you would think that San Antonio would have had a food scene bustling with authentic Mexican restaurants. Chef Johnny Hernandez. (Photo courtesy of Grupo La Gloria.) But before acclaimed Chef Johnny Hernandez introduced dishes from his mother’s hometown of Nahuatzen – about 350 miles southeast of Puerto Vallarta – at his popular re

Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker hands-on through the eyes of a complete noob

Fantasy XIV Endwalker•
SlashGear / 6h
2021 really feels like it’s been Final Fantasy XIV Online‘s year. The game has enjoyed an uptick in popularity and visibility, both as a place for World of Warcraft refugees who are either disappointed in Shadowlands or sick of Blizzard, but also as a game that can stand on its own as an excellent MMO. Square Enix is set to … Continue reading

Infiniti offers free wireless Apple CarPlay upgrade for some vehicles

SlashGear / 6h
Given a choice between having to connect a wire to your smartphone to enjoy Apple CarPlay or being able to send content from your smartphone to a vehicle infotainment system without wires, pretty much everyone would choose wireless. Infiniti has announced an upgrade that vehicle owners who want to ditch the wires will really appreciate. Infiniti is offering a free … Continue reading

The Freewrite Traveler Is a Distracted Writer’s Friend

44Wired / 6h
This portable digital typewriter lets you scribe without being constantly pinged by the internet.

Jett: The Far Shore Imagines Conscientious Space Colonization

30Wired / 6h
WIRED spoke with the game's devs, plus a senior NASA astrobiologist, about the game and its vision of interstellar environmentalism.

Why Can’t I Resize the Start Menu or Taskbar in Windows 11?

How-To Geek / 6h
The initial retail release of Windows 11 in October 2021 doesn’t allow you to resize either the Start menu or the taskbar like you could in Windows 10. We share your frustration and puzzle out some potential workarounds. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Add HTTP Basic Authentication to a Kubernetes NGINX Ingress

How-To Geek / 6h
NGINX Ingress is a popular Kubernetes ingress controller for routing traffic into your cluster. A standard Ingress resource lets you map HTTP requests to your Kubernetes services. Here’s how to protect your routes with HTTP Basic Authentication. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

AMD could launch Ryzen 6000 CPUs in early 2022 to fight back against Intel

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
AMD has confirmed that new Ryzen processors using the 3D V-Cache tech it revealed back in June will debut early in 2022, with a big performance uplift compared to existing Ryzen 5000 CPUs . This revelation was made as AMD celebrated the five-year anniversary of the launch of Ryzen chips, in a YouTube video with the firm’s chief marketing officer John Taylor, and director of technical marketing, R

Aware raises $60M for tech that monitors internal messaging platforms for legal compliance, sentiment analysis and more

Aware GSAM $60M Slack•
TechCrunch / 6h
Organizations have been using social media monitoring for years to get a better idea of how they are being perceived in the world at large, to pick up on themes or urgent issues relevant to them, and to generally be more responsive in a world that’s predicated on “engagement.” Now a company called Aware, which has built a similar framework aimed at organizations’ internal messaging boards, is ann

V-Moda Hexamove Pro and Lite earbuds revealed

Moda Pro Lite Earbuds•
SlashGear / 6h
V-Moda has announced the launch of a new series of wireless earbuds called Hexamove. The new Hexamove is the first truly wireless earbuds from the company and comes in Hexamove Pro and Hexamove Lite. Both sets of wireless earbuds have ergonomics designed for secure fit and style. The Pro and Lite promise the same battery life with six hours of … Continue reading

Google Chrome finally gives users a free PDF editor

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
After years of waiting and frustration, a free PDF editor is finally coming to Google Chrome thanks to Adobe. The software giant has announced a new Adobe Chrome extension that gives users what it calls "the most comprehensive set of PDF tools right in the browser ." The release means users will no longer need to download a standalone version of Acrobat or other tool to access PDF files online. W

Entrepreneurs are the missing piece of the puzzle for improving food security in SA

Popular Mechanics / 6h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

This Wine Subscription Box Uses Technology to Discover Your Favorite Wines

Futurism / 7h
Life is too short to settle on bad wine. With its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, there are more benefits to wine than just a delicious way to complement meals, relax after long days or celebrate special occasions. But how many times have you looked forward to what you thought might be a great vintage, only to discover hints of nail polish remover and burnt rubber? Thanks to a coup

Amazon India to provide digital devices to underprivileged students

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Even as it makes education a priority vista for its growth , Amazon India is directly providing 20,000 digital devices to underprivileged young people, in partnership with over 150 large and small non-profit organisations, impacting over 100,000 students across India. This is as a part of its 'Delivering Smiles' campaign that it has launched to increase accessibility of digital devices for studen

United Airlines Gives All Employees $1,000 Bonus

United Scott Kirby•
200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
This is a pleasant surprise for United Airlines employees… United Airlines thanks employees with bonus United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has this week announced that all active employees will receive a $1,000 bonus on their paycheck next month. This is intended to thank team members for their hard work during the pandemic. Not only is this an awesome gesture, but $1,000 will make a big difference f

Updated Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin adds new streaming tech

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin•
SlashGear / 7h
Bowers & Wilkins is a company producing high-end audio products in the UK. The company has revealed the latest version of its long-running Zeppelin audio system. The new product is a wireless speaker that is built for the modern streaming age. The original Zeppelin was an iPod dock, but the new model supports modern streaming services that don’t require a … Continue reading

The Morning After: Someone made a USB-C iPhone

70Engadget / 7h
Years ago, I wrote this piece about how I really wanted the iPhone to adopt USB-C and retire its Lightning connector. This was just after the advent of the company’s first iPhone Pro models with pro level features, like surgical-grade stainless steel and, er, three cameras. Fast-forward to now, just after the launch of the iPhone 13 series, and I still don’t have my USB-C iPhone. Fortunately, the

Legal challenge to ‘government by WhatsApp’

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
Campaigners secure judicial review of rules that order ministers and officials to delete instant message chats.

The AC Ace RS is the last of the breed

SlashGear / 7h
British automaker AC Cars have unveiled its swan song, the last breed of its iconic Series 1 roadster first seen in 1962. If you remember, AC unveiled a Series 1 electric roadster the previous year. Still, it also debuted the AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition with a 350-horsepower Ford Eco-Boost engine. The AC Ace RS is more of the latter … Continue reading

SMBs would rather risk customer data than jeopardize growth

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Many small and medium-sized businesses in the UK would rather risk customer data than their own growth, despite a cybersecurity incident posing a significant threat. In a new report from cybersecurity specialists, cost, as well as confirmation bias, were found to play a major role in the cybersecurity decision-making process. According to the report, almost a quarter (24%) of SMBs spe

The best space MMO ever can now be played on Macs

MMO EVE Online Mac•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
One of the best MMO games on the planet is about to get a boost this week after CCP Games released a new native Mac client for their sci-fi hit EVE Online. The freemium MMO is coming up on its 19th year, but until now there hasn't been a native MacOS client for the game, meaning Mac users would need to rely on virtualization or other workarounds to play the pioneering space RPG. “Bringing EVE Onl

Boeing Announces Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for 125,000 U.S. Employees

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Boeing will require all 125,000 of its U.S.-based employees to be vaccinated against covid-19, according to a new statement from the company and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Boeing employees will need to show proof of vaccination by December 8, when President Joe Biden’s executive order for vaccine requirements at… Read more...

From topiaries to xylophones, here’s what you’ll only find on a Majestic Princess cruise — and what you won’t

21The Points Guy / 7h
Between the hype surrounding the cruise industry’s restart and the fanfare given to new ships that are finally having their moment in the spotlight — uhem Celebrity Apex , uhem Scarlet Lady — we sometimes forget that there are existing ships just as worthy of a mention. One of those is Majestic Princess , a vessel that debuted in Shanghai in 2017 as part of Princess Cruises ‘ Royal Class. It was

Microsoft Teams has become so popular it may actually be illegal

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For many of us, it has been one of the most important apps of the lockdown and remote working world, but Microsoft Teams could be in hot water following complaints from some of its rivals. The video conferencing tool is facing an investigation from European Union antitrust regulators after a protest from Slack . The online collaboration platform has complained that having the Microsoft Teams app

10 Basic Linux Commands for Beginners

How-To Geek / 7h
Just getting started on Linux? Making yourself comfortable with the command line is essential. If you’re already familiar with command line utilities, you’ll find that Linux and Mac share much in common, but Windows commands have fewer similarities. Let’s take a look. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'EVE Online' finally runs natively on the Mac

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After years of waiting and nearly a year of teasing , EVE Online can play 'properly' on a Mac. CCP Games has released its first truly native EVE client for both Intel- and Apple Silicon-based Macs — no more using a compatibility layer to play the spaceship-focused MMO. That should improve performance and reduce memory demands, as you might expect, but it also enables Mac-native keyboard and mouse

Carbon-Capturing Sunglasses Offer a View of Fashion's Future

33Wired / 7h
A new biomaterial created by methane-munching marine organisms can be molded into eyeglass frames, or formed into leather-like sheets.

How to Play Every Game From Squid Game (and Not Die)

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The hit Netflix show pulls heavily from traditional Korean schoolyard games—and the stakes are, thankfully, very low.

NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change

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The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure.

Free next-gen Quake upgrade brings 4K gibs at 120 fps to PS5 and Xbox

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Enlarge / Pew-pew! (credit: Bethesda ) If you bought Bethesda's recently released Quake remaster for Sony's or Microsoft's platforms, today's your lucky day—the publisher just released a next-gen edition that adds 4K resolution at up to 120 fps, and the upgrade is free. Announced Tuesday on Bethesda's blog , id Software's classic first-person shooter is now available for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S t

How virtual reality can be used to treat anxiety and PTSD

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Virtual reality may become instrumental in the workplace , could potentially be vital for reimagining crime scenes , and has even salvaged strip clubs in the midst of a pandemic. Its possibilities and applications are vast, still being discovered and toyed with. Now, new research shows that VR may be an effective treatment for anxiety. Published by open access digital health research publisher JM

World’s most precise neutron lifetime measurement has been made

SlashGear / 7h
A group of researchers from around the world have performed what they call the most precise measurement of the lifetime of a neutron in the world. The feat could shed light on questions scientists have concerning the early universe. The international team of physicists on the project was led by researchers from Indiana University Bloomington. Researchers on the project are … Continue reading

Riot Games disables /all chat in ‘League of Legends’

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Engadget / 7h
Online games are rife with toxic behavior that can ruin the experience for players who just want to have fun. In an effort to curb verbal abuse in League of Legends , Riot Games has decided to disable /all chats for publicly matchmade games — temporarily, at least. The feature gives players a way to communicate with the opposing team and can be a source of fun banter. Game director Andrei Van Roo

Nokia achieves private 5G record 110Gbps speed

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Nokia has achieved a record transmission rate of 110Gbps on a Private 5G network, a milestone that it believes demonstrates the viability of industrial-grade wireless for mission critical applications. Many industrial customers that will rely on high performance and low latency will turn to Private 5G, which offers dedicated connectivity using either licensed, unlicensed, or shared spectrum, with

Rainbow Six Siege brings back Doktor's Curse event with new spooky operator skins

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Rainbow Six Siege is celebrating the month of October and Halloween by introducing the popular Doktor's Curse event in the game. This event was first introduced back when the Theme Park map was being revamped. The event has now been brought back with not just the old characters but new ones with fresh new skins. The mode is pretty much the same in terms of what needs to be done though. Doktor's C

SMBs are being held back by unwillingness to talk about finances

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Small business owners are too shy to ping their customers and clients over late payments, hurting their bottom line and preventing further growth, new research has claimed. According to a report from GoCardless, which polled more than 1,000 SMB decision-makers, almost a third (29%) are uncomfortable asking their customers for payment. What’s more - three-quarters (73%) are even willing to forgo u

Company-builder VC Antler says it can back startups to Series C, but what are its terms?

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Emerging out of Singapore as primarily a “company builder” in 2017, Antler made its name as a runner of a global startup generator program and investing from a very early, pre-seed stage. It tended to throw teams together, mix in a tech stack and spit out startups at a prodigious rate. But things have progressed quickly from that base and Antler is now aiming to invest all the way from early to l

Fujifilm instax Link WIDE smartphone printer creates instant photographs

SlashGear / 8h
Most people of a certain age probably have albums full of Polaroid instant photos from the 80s and 90s showing holidays and other events. Those Polaroid instant cameras spat out photographs that you could watch develop right in front of your eyes. Most people today take photographs using their smartphone, and Fujifilm has a new smartphone printer that makes it … Continue reading

The Sony Xperia 1 III Pro could be unveiled on October 25

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Sony has already launched two high-end phones this year, in the form of the Sony Xperia 1 III and the Sony Xperia 5 III , but an even more premium handset could be about to land. The company has revealed that it will be announcing a new Xperia product on October 25 at 11pm EDT. That’s 8pm PDT, while for those in the UK it’s 4am on October 26, and it’s 2PM on October 26 in Australia (AEDT). So not

Oppo's foldable phone sounds way more interesting than the Galaxy Z Fold 3

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While Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 is currently the best foldable phone according to our ranking, an upcoming rival from Oppo could steal that crown, going by a leaked specs list. This information comes from prolific leaker Digital Chat Station, posting on Chinese social media platform Weibo . It's not exactly clear where they got the information from, but since they're leaking details on upcoming p

'Dopesick' is not a great TV show but it's still required watching

Mashable / 8h
If there's one thing the era of prestige TV has taught us, it's that people watch television for different reasons. Some people want their shows to teach them new things and change how they think; others just want to be entertained. Dopesick is a new television on Hulu that tells the maddening semi-fictionalized history of how the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma changed the global landscape of o

Global Processing Services raises $300M its API-based payments and embedded finance platform

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Embedded finance continues to be a major theme in the world of fintech, with a wide swathe of new financial services companies tapping APIs built by others to power payments and other financial transactions, and more. In the latest development, Global Processing Services — one of the big players in the building and operating of those APIs — has secured a huge round of funding, $300 million, which

Security flaws at NFT marketplace OpenSea left users' crypto wallets open to attack

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Engadget / 8h
After finding itself embroiled in a controversy over insider trading , NFT marketplace OpenSea is getting some more bad press. The site had a critical security vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to steal users' entire crypto wallets, according to security research firm Check Point Software. Check Point said it first noticed reports of stolen crypto wallets triggered by airdropped NFTs,

Bird will test sensors that prevent riding on sidewalks

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23Engadget / 8h
If you live in a city where rideshare scooters are available, chances are you’ve had someone zip by on one while you were walking on the sidewalk. It’s an issue that local governments around the world have pushed mobility companies to address since day one. And after working on the problem since 2019, Bird thinks it has a solution. Collaborating with a firm called U-blox , the company has develop

U.S. to Open Borders With Canada and Mexico for Vaccinated Visitors in November

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The U.S. will open its land borders to nonessential travel from Canada and Mexico in November, according to a new announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. But there’s one catch: Only people who are fully vaccinated against covid-19 will be allowed into the U.S. Read more...

James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana

SlashGear / 8h
NASA is preparing to launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit to begin exploring the universe. Recently, NASA announced that the telescope had arrived in French Guiana, where its launch site is located. The journey from the NASA facility to French Guiana was accomplished by ship spending 16 days at sea. Webb journeyed 5800 miles from California, traveling through … Continue reading

Brands must take an application-led approach to security

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As Cyber Security Month gets underway, consumers are being encouraged to ‘#BeCyberSmart’ and “focus on general cyber hygiene to keep your information safe”. Without doubt, the need for all of us to think and act carefully when it comes to how we share and protect our personal data has never been greater. The use of applications and digital services has sky-rocketed since the start of 2020, as peo

Bird vehicles can now accurately detect sidewalk riding and slow riders to a stop

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Shared micromobility operator Bird is getting on the scooter ADAS bandwagon. After three years of research, the company has finally launched new technology that can detect when a rider is scooting on the sidewalk and slowly bring them to a stop. The new tech is currently being piloted in hundreds of scooters in Milwaukee and San Diego, and is expected to reach Madrid early next year, as well as o

Windows 11 update makes nasty gaming bug with AMD CPUs even worse

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Windows 11 has problems with the slowdown of games for those running AMD Ryzen processors, as was officially confirmed last week – but a new patch from Microsoft has reportedly made these issues even worse. Unfortunately, the very first patch Tuesday update for Windows 11, which arrived yesterday, seems to have thrown more spanners in the works when it comes to the pair of bugs – which includes a

Apple Watch 8 might be bigger than Apple Watch 7

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If you're looking to buy a new Apple Watch , you'd traditionally have a choice between two sizes: a 40mm or 41mm version, and a bigger 44mm or 45mm one. However, rumor has it that the Apple Watch 8 will break this trend. Analyst Ross Young has advised "don't be surprised if there are 3 sizes next year" on Twitter - this was a response to their own question asking "would you like to see a bigger d

Finally, some more news on Avowed, Obsidian's Xbox-exclusive RPG

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The wait for details on Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls 6 drags on eternally, but today we at least have some news on Avowed , Microsoft’s other Xbox-exclusive RPG. In a report courtesy of our friends over at Windows Central , there are finally something to share on Obsidian’s first-person fantasy role playing game – and it sounds like particularly good news for fans of the developers’ The Outer Worlds

Amazon made Black Friday 2021 the perfect time to upgrade your old Roku device

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Amazon has just sent out another warning to Roku users that its Prime Video app will soon no longer be supported on some older devices, just in time for the Black Friday 2021 season. On November 1, you’ll no longer be able to rely on Amazon’s video streaming platform for entertainment if you’re still using some of Roku’s oldest legacy streaming boxes. Thankfully, newer devices will still be suppo

Tales of The Walking Dead is a new spin-off show with a surprisingly cool big idea

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Just as The Walking Dead season 11 episode 8 wrapped up the first part of the show's final run this week, US cable network AMC has given the go-ahead to a new anthology show set in this universe of infinite zombies and character deaths. Tales of the Walking Dead will stream on AMC+ in the US, as well as air on AMC, and it's coming in summer 2022 (so the middle of next year). The show will compris

The world's best Fitbit just got even better

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The Fitbit Luxe , which currently holds our number one spot as the best Fitbit , is getting two new features: an always-on display, and the ability to see blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) data in the Health Metrics section of the Fitbit app. Both these features being activated with firmware update 1.151.16. Once you receive the update, your blood oxygen data will be visible in the Health Metrics da

Podcast: The story of AI, as told by the people who invented it

25MIT Technology Review / 9h
Welcome to I Was There When , a new oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast. It features stories of how breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and computing happened, as told by the people who witnessed them. In this first episode, we meet Joseph Atick— who helped create the first commercially viable face recognition system. Credits: This episode was produced by Jennifer Stro

Netflix finally shared how many people have watched 'Squid Game' and yep, it's a record

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The show that's taken over the Internet in a myriad of ways has now won an official title: Netflix's biggest series launch to date . Squid Game , the Korean dystopian-survival thriller, has been viewed by 111 million "fans" since it hit screens on September 17, per a recent tweet from the streamer's official account. It has also taken the No.1 spot on Netflix in 94 countries globally. The drama h

Protect your phone and 25 other devices for a great price

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Protect your tech with the Akko Last Protection Plan You'll Ever Need , including one phone and 25 devices all for just $275 for two years of coverage. Save 18% on this plan as of Oct. 13. Paying the extra protection fee for AppleCare on every device you own definitely adds up . And what happens when you add other devices into your tech arsenal that aren’t Apple? Between your laptop, table

Turn your laptop into a secure productivity and learning hub with this 3-piece deal

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Work smarter and not harder with the Mobile Pixels Duex Lite and a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited and StackSkills , all for just $337 as of Oct. 13 — that's a 83% savings. Your laptop already does a lot for you. It’s essentially a one-stop-shop for both work and entertainment, but there’s actually a lot more where that came from. With this three-part deal, you can turn your laptop

Keep your coffee from getting cold before you finish it with this smart mug warmer

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Say goodbye to lukewarm coffee with the Smug Mug Smart Mug Warmer on sale for 58% off. Snag it for just $32.99 as of Oct. 13. There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee to put a spring in your step in the morning — or to give you that perfect midday pick-me-up. But when you’re bombarded by work, chores, or kids (especially kids), it’s hard to finish up your toasty libation before it turns ch

Curb your snoring habit by wearing this smart eye mask to sleep

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Sleep soundly with the VVFLY Smart Snore Eye Mask , on sale for just $64.99 — a 34% discount — as of Oct. 13. Plus, you'll receive a $10 credit upon purchase. It may seem petty, but snoring could be a relationship killer . Whether you’re the offender or the offended, snoring throughout the night comes with a lot of unintended consequences — lack of adequate sleep, bitterness, resentment, a

Larry David's text exchange with Jimmy Kimmel after he got the wrong date for dinner is hilarious

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With his incredibly blunt manner and his absolute refusal to conform to any expected societal norms, Larry David is always an entertaining presence in interviews. During his chat with Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday, the Curb Your Enthusiasm creator shared an anecdote about the time he was invited to Kimmel's house for dinner — and then accidentally showed up a week early. The resulting text message exch

Google Stadia's Direct Touch is coming to iOS - but that certainly won't save it

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Google Stadia was the tech giant's big push into the gaming world with a cloud-based solution. Gamers could instantly stream a litany of titles - big and small - on compatible devices you already own, such as TVs, laptops and your phone. At least, that was the sales pitch. Unfortunately, Google Stadia was slow off the blocks with a lack of compelling games or exclusives, a muddled pricing model t

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could land on October 20, one day after the Pixel 6

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Hot on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 , it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could be about to launch, as Samsung is holding an event on October 20. The smartphone maker posted a video on Twitter teasing ‘Unpacked Part 2’, and while the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE isn’t mentioned by name, it’s our best guess for what we might see there. This phone has been rumor

A Service for People Dating in New York City

28NYT > Technology / 9h
Hot Singles, a weekly email newsletter, evokes nostalgia for a simpler approach to finding romance, before dating apps were ubiquitous.

Fujifilm launches its first wide-format Instax Link smartphone printer

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30Engadget / 9h
Fujifilm has revealed a new Instax printer that supports its wider, more Polaroid-like film. The Instax Link Wide Smartphone printer is designed to connect to your smartphone over Bluetooth and print out camera roll photos that are twice as wide as the credit card-sized images from the original Instax mini Link printer . It also allows you to directly transfer and print images from Fujifilm's X-S

US land border opening to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico in November

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The United States land borders with both Canada and Mexico will finally open to fully vaccinated travelers for the first time in 18 months from November. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed non-essential travel from the two countries would be allowed, including to visit family and friends, through land and ferry border crossings following an announcement of reopening to

Nothing raises another $50M

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In the wake of the July 31 launch of its first product, the Ear (1) , Nothing today announced a “Series A Extension” of $50 million, bringing its total funding to $74 million to date. The round follows the February announcement of a $15 million Series A. Shortly after that, Nothing announced a $1.5 million equity round aimed at tapping into the sense of community that founder Carl Pei’s former co

Eden Life raises $1.4M seed to provide home services to busy Africans

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Living in Lagos, the commercial city of Nigeria, is not for the faint of heart. The city, occupied by around 14 million people, is the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. And due to traffic congestion and long working hours, most busy professionals find it hard to cope with mundane tasks ranging from cooking to home cleaning . Though restaurants and domestic cleaning companies provide options for peop

Garmin Forerunner 55 voted Best Running Watch at TechRadar Choice Awards 2021

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The show goes on at the TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 with our day three winners. Today's awards are in the Health & Fitness and Home Tech categories where the Garmin Forerunner 55 has scooped up the best running watch award. The TechRadar Choice Awards 2021, powered by Oppo, are a new series of awards for 2021, celebrating the very best tech products and brands we've been using throughout the yea

Realme GT Neo 2, 4K Smart Google TV Stick launched in India: Price, specs, and availability

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Realme has launched six new products in India today including the much-awaited Realme GT Neo smartphone and Realme 4K smart Google TV stick. The company has also added a new Bluetooth speaker and a few gaming accessories. Here is everything you need to know about all the products that Realme unveiled at the event today including the specifications, features, price and availability. Realme GT Neo

Netflix to start streaming 'Cowboy Bebop' anime on October 21st

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91Engadget / 10h
If you want to re-watch the original Cowboy Bebop show before Netflix's live adaptation drops , you don't have to go to another streaming service. Netflix has acquired the global streaming rights for all 26 episodes of the anime, and they'll be available for streaming starting on October 21st, just a few weeks before the November 19th debut of the live series' first season. The Cowboy Bebop anime

New Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin wireless speaker will get wiser with age

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The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin is one of the most recognizable wireless speakers on the planet. Having started life as an iPod dock (those were the days), the speaker has had no less than three different iterations - and now it's been upgraded once more for 2021. The new Zeppelin looks pretty similar to its predecessors, with that unmistakable oval shape that looks like like a floating airship. Th

Roland SP-404MKII hands-on: Dragging an iconic sampler into the modern age

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41Engadget / 11h
The Boss and Roland line of SP samplers (specifically the SP-303 and SP-404) are some of the most important instruments in hip hop history. Right up there with the MPC and the Technics SL-1200. They’ve been used by the likes of MF Doom, Madlib and J Dilla , and are a favorite among lo-fi hip hop artists everywhere. They’ve also been used by plenty of other musicians like Panda Bear, Four Tet, One

Bowers & Wilkins' new Zeppelin speaker was built for streaming

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Engadget / 11h
Bowers & Wilkins has launched a new version of its iconic Zeppelin speaker , and the company says it was re-imagined for the streaming age. The audio device manufacturer describes the new Zeppelin as "smarter and more flexible" than its predecessors, with built-in support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, so users can simply ask it to play whatever they want instead of using its physical button

Galaxy S22 Ultra renders present a different possibility

SlashGear / 12h
The Galaxy S22 and S22+ may end up being complete duds next year, but the Galaxy S22 Ultra could end up saving Samsung’s coffers. That is if buyers aren’t too particular about how the phone’s camera bump could look like. Given how divisive the Contour Cut Camera design was on the Galaxy S22 series, a change might indeed be in … Continue reading

The new ColorOS 12 based on Android 12- A nifty upgrade with features that will significantly provide a seamless experience

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The stock Android experience can be hard to beat, especially since a lot of companies tend to create customisations that just don’t feel right. But then, there are some who not only get the basics of Android right but also surpass it to become even better than you would imagine. One such Android-based OS that has steadily risen to the ranks of stardom is OPPO’s ColorOS. And now with the launch of

Win a Sony Alpha ZV-E10 Camera and take your vlogging to the next level

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If you're an avid vlogger and you really want to shoot professional-looking vlogs, you'll want to invest in some great gear. Sure, you can shoot some decent videos with your smartphone, but if you want to keep making great content, you'll need a better camera than what's bundled with your phone. The Sony ZV-E10 is the first vlog camera with interchangeable lenses, which allows you to choose the b

Google Stadia Direct Touch arrives on iPhones and iPads

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SlashGear / 12h
Cloud-based game streaming promises to make gaming more or less universal, but we’re quite still far away from that reality. Internet requirements and regional availability still present high barriers to entry, and the ability to play on any device doesn’t really work if n