Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Impressive Halloween display makes the viral 12-foot-tall skeleton look small

3KMashable / 12h
Ohio resident Alan Perkins created an elaborate display of a massive skeleton breaking out of his home. Perkins has been constructing the skeleton for 25 days, and he mounted the the arms and hands onto his house on Oct. 10. His display will be completed when he adds the skeleton's skull breaking through the roof of his house. Alan Perkins created a stunning skeleton display in his yard. Credit:

Hyperspeed MacBook Pro 2021 coming next week, Apple hints with invite

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13h
Apple just announced the date for its highly anticipated Fall 2021 event , meaning that we can see an announcement of a new MacBook Pro 16-inch powered by an upgraded Apple M1X chip as soon as next week. The event is scheduled for October 18 at 10AM PDT, which puts it just in time for Black Friday 2021 product launches. Unleashed! These next six days are going to speed by. #AppleEvent pic.twitter

Apple's "Unleashed" Event Streams October 18th---M1X Macs Incoming?

200+How-To Geek / 12h
Didn’t we just have an Apple event? Apple is now sending out invites for its October 18th “Unleashed” stream, where we expect the company to announce its M1X MacBook Pro, AirPods Gen 3, and several other groundbreaking new products. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

True Ventures is diving deeper into digital assets, aided by a former Homeland Security lawyer

TechCrunch / 22min
Many more investment firms are tracking #cryptotwitter than might have been the case even a year ago, but True Ventures isn’t necessarily among them, suggests cofounder Jon Callaghan. As with hardware, synthetic biology, and a lot of other areas where True has made early and often lucrative bets, True was pulled into the world of digital assets back in 2014 largely by founders it backed previousl

Windows 11 TPM 2.0 benefit against attacks demonstrated by Microsoft

Microsoft 11 TPM 2.0•
SlashGear / 28min
Unlike with Windows 10, Windows 11’s upgrade woes started even before it landed on any hardware, including those of testers. The operating system’s list of requirements left many users, both experts and novices, scratching their heads in confusion. While Microsoft finally did clarify the bare minimum it considers fit for Windows 11, there remain a few misgivings about some of … Continue reading

Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3 smartwatches to launch in India soon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Amazfit GTS 3, GTR3, and GTR 3 Pro smartwatches were launched globally a couple of days back. Now, the company has confirmed the same smartwatches will be launched in India soon. The Amazfit GTS 3 and GTR 3 are the successors to the Amazfit GTS 2 , GTR 2 from last year while the GTR 3 Pro is the first Pro variant in the series. While the smartwatches seem to be the successor on paper, the company

Air New Zealand Transforms Boeing 787 Into Vaccination Clinic

One Mile at a Time / 45min
Okay, now I really feel like I got the short end of the stick getting vaccinated at a supermarket pharmacy… This weekend, Air New Zealand will be transforming a Boeing 787-9 into a vaccination clinic, to encourage those in Auckland to get vaccinated. Here’s how the event is described: Bound for destination vaccination, Aucklanders will be able to board the Jabaseat flight, receive their vaccinati

HTC Vive Flow headset images leak days before reported launch

HTC VR Headset This Week•
Engadget / 51min
HTC is expected to launch a new VR headset within the week, but you don't have to wait till then to see what it looks like. A collection of Vive Flow images has made its way online, courtesy of evleaks , before the launch event. According to Protocol , the Vive Flow is a lightweight headset developed for consumers under the internal name "Hue." The Bluetooth SIG consortium previously published do

This fitness and wellness app is on sale for 30% off

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: A three-year subscription to the Openfit Fitness and Wellness App is on sale for £147.38 as of Oct. 13, saving you 30% on list price. Want to continue your at-home gym routine? Openfit truly represents the flexibility offered by trainer-led fitness apps. Structured programs, monthly challenges, and hundreds of live and on-demand workouts are possible from your living room. Whether you’re a

How to Watch William Shatner Launch to Space on Blue Origin

Shatner Blue Origin•
29NYT > Technology / 1h
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will launch the man who played Captain Kirk along with three other passengers on a short up and down flight to the edge of space.

Verizon’s Visible MVNO may have been hacked

SlashGear / 1h
Aside from the big three, previously four, US network operators, there are quite a number of smaller carriers catering to more specific segments of the phone market. The advent of MVNOs or Mobile Virtual Network Operators has only increased the number of players, but these often still call those bigger networks their home. Visible, for example, is Verizon’s attempt at … Continue reading

Funnel, a no-code tool for marketers to organize disparate data sources, raises $66M in ‘pre-IPO’ round

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32TechCrunch / 2h
The world of marketing has become a world of marketing tech. But marketers are not necessarily engineers, so working with the terabytes of data their campaigns produce can be a challenge. Today, a Stockholm startup called Funnel , which has built a no-code platform to help manage that process, is announcing $66 million in funding, a growth round that underscores the demand in the market for such

Adobe is bringing Camera Raw editing to Photoshop on the iPad

Camera Raw Photoshop•
Engadget / 2h
Ahead of its Max conference on October 26th, Adobe has shared a preview of a feature that’s coming to Photoshop on the iPad , and it’s a big one. You'll soon be able to use its Camera Raw tool to import RAW files from your camera to the iPad. You can use the tool to import any file format Camera Raw currently supports. That includes the ProRAW files that Apple iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro can

Google sues Epic Games over Fortnite breach of contract

SlashGear / 2h
With the court ruling on Epic Games lawsuit against Apple, you probably thought that the drama over Fortnite on mobile has finally come to an end. Apple, however, wasn’t the only one that the Fortnite creator sued last year since it also accused Google of anti-competitive behavior over the same game on Google Play Store. That case still hasn’t been … Continue reading

Jow raises $20 million for its meal and grocery planning service

23TechCrunch / 3h
French startup Jow has raised a $20 million funding round led by Eurazeo. Jow wants to make it easier to cook at home by taking care of menu ideas and helping you manage your online orders of groceries. The company has partnered with national food retailers so that your oder is seamlessly processed by your usual grocery store. In addition to Eurazeo, existing investors Headline, DST and Stride.VC

YouTube Music Wear OS 2 app is now compatible with Snapdragon Wear 3100

YouTube Music Wear•
SlashGear / 3h
Google’s commitment to Wear OS has been cast into doubt because of the lack of development and improvement before Wear OS 3 was announced last month. It also seemed like Google was snubbing its own wearable platform when something as basic as a YouTube Music app was unavailable on Wear OS while ironically present on Apple’s competing watchOS. That finally … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event could be for the Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked•
SlashGear / 3h
It seems that the next days will be action-packed for Android fans. Not only is Google already scheduled to announce the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro next week, but OnePlus also let it be known that it will be revealing its OnePlus 9 RT on the 13th. As if that weren’t enough, Sony teased that it has an Xperia … Continue reading

2021 Acer Chromebooks try to hit every segment, size, and budget

SlashGear / 4h
There have been a couple of new PCs announced in the past few days, and, given Microsoft’s latest launches, it’s no surprise that they all revolve around Windows 11. Acer does have new Windows 11 PCs to show off, but it is casting its net a bit wider. It has even more new Chromebooks joining its growing army of devices … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 date revealed

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked•
Mashable / 4h
It's official: The next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event is happening on Oct. 20. "Join Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 on October 20 to see how Samsung is opening up new experiences for self-expression through technology," the company said in a press release . The last Unpacked took place in August during which the company unveiled the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 , the Galaxy Buds 2, and the Galaxy Watch 4 . So w

Apple shares drop on iPhone 13 production fears

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99BBC News - Technology / 4h
Reports suggest the firm could produce up to 10 million fewer iPhones due to the chip shortage.

Surprise! Samsung Is Also Having an Event Next Week

Gizmodo / 5h
If you love gadgets, next week is going to be a pretty big deal. Samsung just announced that its next event, Galaxy Unpacked part two , is on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Apple’s second fall event , where we expect to see new MacBooks and AirPods, is Monday, Oct. 18, and Google will officially launch the Pixel 6 on Tuesday, Oct.… Read more...

A mysterious Sony Xperia product is coming later this month

SlashGear / 5h
With all the attention that the likes of Apple, Samsung, and even OnePlus are getting these days, it’s almost too easy to forget that there are other previously big names still running the rat race known as the smartphone market. HTC may have silently slid into the background to cater to very specific markets, but Sony is still pushing hard … Continue reading

Battlefield 2042 beta impressions: Strong ideas buried in a buggy mess

Battlefield 2042 Beta•
Ars Technica / 5h
Battlefield 2042 's beta had all the frantic action you'd expect, when it was working. [credit: DICE ] When DICE announced Battlefield 2042 would be delayed from this month to November , it joined a long line of other studios pushing back game launches due to pandemic-related development challenges. But after spending several hours recently with 2042 's open beta on PlayStation 5, I wonder if hol

California will ban gas-powered leaf blowers. Are electric models quieter?

47Mashable / 5h
It's time to upgrade your outdoor gardening equipment to battery power. That's great news for the environment, but what about your ears? Over the weekend California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a plan to ban the sale of gas-powered lawn and garden equipment throughout the state. It'll go into effect for small off-road engine equipment like leaf blowers and lawn mowers by 2024. To help persua

Coinbase NFT platform teases social features, showcases, and simplicity

SlashGear / 5h
Coinbase has announced plans to make NFTs more approachable for the general public. Though the new NFT platform isn’t available right now, Coinbase has launched a waitlist for those who are interested in trying it out for themselves. Among other things, Coinbase says its NFT platform will include social features, centralized showcases, and discovery features. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are the …

Samsung will hold another Unpacked event on October 20th

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked•
Engadget / 5h
Yes, Samsung has yet another Unpacked event in store. The tech behemoth has announced that an Unpacked Part 2 presentation will take place on October 20th at 10AM Eastern. Samsung didn't offer many clues as to what it would unveil, but promised to show how the company was offering more chances at "self-expression through technology." The teaser accordingly shows Samsung app icons (such as Health

Researchers Find Android Phones Still Track You, Even When You Opt Out

Gizmodo / 5h
If you use an Android phone and are (rightfully!) worried about digital privacy, you’ve probably taken care of the basics already. You’ve deleted the snoopiest of the snoopy apps, opted out of tracking whenever possible, and taken all of the other precautions the popular how-to privacy guides have told you to. The bad… Read more...

Ryanair Refused Pandemic Refunds, Extorts Passengers Who Get Help From Credit Card Companies

View from the Wing / 6h
Many customers took it upon themselves to seek help when airlines refused refunds during the pandemic. Some credit card companies were more helpful than others. American Express, apparently, was most likely to process chargebacks against Ryanair. After all, you cannot keep money for services that haven't been delivered . Now customers who succeeded with chargebacks, but bought new tickets for tra

China’s solar power has reached price parity with coal

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Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / All that's missing are some batteries. (credit: Jia Yu / Getty Images ) The incredible plunge in the price of photovoltaic systems has made solar power an affordable option for much of the world. And, as long as solar is providing a small fraction of the power on a given grid, there's little holding back the addition of new photovoltaic facilities. But as the fraction of solar power gro

India’s CarDekho becomes unicorn with $250 million fundraise

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38TechCrunch / 6h
CarDekho, an Indian search and e-commerce platform for new and used cars , has become the latest startup in the world’s second-largest market to reach the unicorn status. The 14-year-old startup said on Wednesday it has raised $250 million — $200 million in equity and $50 million in debt — in its Series E financing round. The round, which valued the Jaipur-headquartered firm at $1.2 billion, was

Oculus VR owners can now watch Vudu 3D movies on Quest headsets

Vudu Oculus VR Facebook’s•
SlashGear / 6h
Fandango’s Vudu streaming service is now available to Oculus owners, assuming you have a Quest headset. The platform allows customers to rent and buy digital movies, then watch them on a variety of devices — and the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 are now counted among them. This is particularly good news for headset owners who enjoy 3D movies. Vudu, … Continue reading

Major iPhone 13 chip shortage reportedly forcing Apple to slash 10 million iPhones

Apple iPhone 13 Bloomberg•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The iPhone 13 release window might be affected by the global chip shortage after all: a new report suggests Apple has cut its production expectations by up to 10 million units due to production issues stemming from a lack of components. While the ongoing chip shortage caused by the impact of the Covid pandemic has affected the PS5 restocks , cars and other phones, we hadn’t heard whether it would

Y: The Last Man's Elliot Fletcher Breaks Down Sam, the Show's Most Interesting Guy

Gizmodo / 6h
Early into FX’s Y: The Last Man series, it’s clear that there wasn’t all that much that made Yorick Brown particularly interesting in the time before the entire planet’s mammalian population born with a Y chromosome —aside from Yorick and his pet monkey—suddenly succumbed to an unknown disease. Read more...

Digital Car Keys Are Coming Soon to Android

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56Gizmodo / 6h
Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone is amassing a ton of buzz over its design and features ahead of next week’s event, but the launch might also bring the official debut of Android’s digital car key support. Read more...

Drop’s new mechanical keyboards go up to $500

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Ars Technica / 6h
Drop’s Moon Shot keyboard uses tall, SA profile keycaps. High-end mechanical keyboard and PC peripherals brand Drop (formerly Massdrop) today revealed its next lineup of prebuilt mechanical keyboards. The brand added options to three different series, with its most premium one, Paragon, priced at a whopping $500 apiece. In addition to making its own products, Drop has a shop where keyboard fanati

With these 3 card offers, now is a great time to shop at Walmart

The Points Guy / 7h
If you’re a frequent Walmart shopper (and even if you aren’t), you should know that credit card issuers and shopping portal affiliates have seemingly conspired to make Walmart one of the most intriguing merchants of late 2021. If you’re smart, you can currently receive up to a 24% return (based on TPG valuations ) for your Walmart spending. Just in time for the holiday season. New to The Points G

Google is changing the way it handles 2FA

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Google is making it easier for users to sign into their accounts using backup codes after losing their smartphone with a new dedicated backup codes page. When users set up two-factor authentication ( 2FA ) or two-step verification (2SV) as the search giant refers to it, the company issues 10 backup codes that can be used to gain access to your account should you happen to lose your smartphone or

Foreigners looking to visit the US now know what vaccines will be accepted for entry

37The Points Guy / 7h
The White House will allow fully vaccinated travelers to enter the United States beginning in November. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . However, the U.S. has faced questions about who will be allowed into the United States without facing additional restrictions. International travelers will be allowed to enter the U.S. with proof of vacci

The 2023 BMW i4 is the electric BMW sedan you’ve been waiting for

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Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / The BMW i4 M50 is the first BMW EV to benefit from the attention of the company's M division. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) BMW provided flights to Munich and seven nights in hotels so we could attend IAA Mobility and drive BMW's two new electric cars, the iX and i4. Ars does not accept paid editorial content. MUNICH— For all of my existence , the BMW 3 Series has been the default choice fo

Sounds Like New Spider-Man Ben Reilly Is Already Screwed

Gizmodo / 7h
Peter Parker’s had a famously rough life , but if he’s had it any easier than his clone Ben Reilly , it’s only because Ben hasn’t been around as long. Since he came to prominence during the Clone Saga of the mid-’90s, he’s died, been resurrected, tortured, murdered , resurrected, tortured, again, rinse, repeat. He’s… Read more...

What To Do When You Receive Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

One Mile at a Time / 7h
The Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card ( review ) is a popular premium travel rewards credit card that lots of people find to be worthwhile . There are many great benefits to the card, including: A solid welcome bonus 3x points on dining and travel A $300 annual travel credit, which can be applied towards any purchase coded as travel A Priority Pass membership with the ability to guest two people into

Fandango's Vudu streaming service is now available on Oculus Quest VR headsets

Vudu Oculus VR Facebook’s•
Engadget / 7h
Vudu is now available on Oculus Quest and Quest 2 headsets. Fandango’s free streaming service includes both paid and ad-supported content. With today’s launch, you can rent and buy more than 200,000 titles through the storefront, including recent releases like Black Widow and Jungle Cruise . Additionally, there are “hundreds” of 3D movies you can watch on an Oculus Quest 2 headset. Notable inclus

Eating mushrooms may be a surprising way to reduce depression

SlashGear / 7h
Mushrooms, often regarded as a superfood due to their various health benefits, may help reduce the symptoms and risk of depression, according to a new study from Penn State University. Key to this potential benefit is a potent antioxidant called ergothioneine, which helps protect the body from damage. Of all the foods that contain this antioxidant, mushrooms are the greatest … Continue reading

Russian tech giant Yandex expands Israeli footprint with acquisition of Wind’s Tel Aviv operations

Yandex Israel Wind•
TechCrunch / 7h
Russian tech giant Yandex is expanding its mobility footprint in Israel with the acquisition of shared e-scooter company Wind’s Israeli operations. The two are not sharing the terms of the deal, but Israeli financial newspaper Globes reported that it is estimated to have cost $40 million to $50 million. Wind is one of the top e-scooter sharing operators in Israel, alongside competitors like Lime,

Daily Crunch: Bangalore-based, SME-focused neobank Open raises $100M Series C

TechCrunch / 7h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for October 12, 2021. So far Q4 is cracking good fun. We’ve got IPO filings aplenty and, as you will see below, more startup news than you can shake a stick at. Heck, Apple has another event coming . So much for a fourth-quarter sl

Update: Chile now open to vaccinated visitors, dropping quarantine requirement

100+The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: This story was updated with new details on Oct. 12, 2021. A week after officially reopening to international vaccinated visitors on Oct. 1, Chile has also decided to drop the previously required five-day quarantine. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Santiago, Chile. (Photo courtesy of the Chile Tourism Board) Related: A begin

All the best pre-Black Friday deals on robot vacuums

Mashable / 7h
The best pre-Black Friday deals on robot vacuums live as of Oct. 12: Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 920 Robot Vacuum and Mop — $329.99 (save $370) Samsung Jet Bot+ Robot Vacuum with Clean Station — $699.99 (save $100) Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum — $209.99 (save $90) Move over, laptops and 4K TVs: Robot vacuums are a hot Black Friday item, too. Features like specific room targeting and automatic emptying aren't

How to delete a tweet and a retweet

Mashable / 7h
Posted a joke that wasn't funny? Retweeted someone else's joke, but didn't notice the unsavory source? We're not here to judge. We're just here to make it all go away. (FYI: In case you got here because you were hoping to delete someone else's tweet from your timeline, that's not possible, sorry. But there are ways of managing what you see and what others say about you.) Here's how to perform thi

Facebook's List of 4,000 Banned Entities Includes Hate Groups, Criminals, and a Whole Lot of Terrorists

Facebook Intercept•
57Gizmodo / 8h
Facebook has banned thousands of individuals and organizations allegedly involved in terrorism, according to a Tuesday report by the Intercept , as part of a sprawling blacklist called Dangerous Individuals and Organizations (DIO) that appears to mirror the interests of the U.S. government and military. Read more...

Google pulls ads for "stalkerware" apps from Play Store

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Google has reportedly pulled down several adverts that promoted stalkerware apps that could also be used to surreptitiously spy on victim's phones. Google banned ads that promoted apps that are designed “with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring another person or their activities without their authorization," in August 2020, however, TechCrunch found five app makers who were still advert

Gillmor Gang: Wooo Wooo

TechCrunch / 8h
No matter how much I rationalize the new iPhone, I always feel like I’m not fooling anyone. Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Probably. Do I have a plan for how to justify it to my family without triggering a new round of upgrades? There’s where my sales pitch becomes the script I need to debunk when my filmmaker daughter finally checks in with her iPhone 10 with broken screen and cracked glass bac

Huge Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Offers

28One Mile at a Time / 8h
Marriott has co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase. In late September, we saw huge new welcome bonuses introduced on these cards. I wanted to post a reminder, because at least a couple of the offers are limited time, and the clock is ticking. Let’s go over the four offers, starting with the two American Express cards and then the two Chase cards. Amex Marriott Bonvoy B

Watch Blue Origin fly William Shatner to space at 8:30AM ET on October 13th

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96Engadget / 8h
Provided there aren’t any last-minute delays , Star Trek actor William Shatner will fly to the edge of space on October 13th. You can watch the entire flight right here and on Engadget’s YouTube channel . Tune in at around 9:30 to see NS-18 lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One facility near Van Horn, Texas. The mission was originally scheduled to blast off on October 12th but was pushed ba

Mysterious 'cosmic burpers' are shooting out bizarre radio waves from galaxy's core

Radio Waves Signal•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Astronomers studying the central region of the Milky Way have discovered a new source of cosmic radio waves so bizarre that they are struggling to imagine what kind of object could be sending them out. The radio waves vary in intensity, oscillate in only one direction, rotate over time, and randomly switch on and off with no discernable pattern, according to University of Sydney researchers, who

Here Are the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners

100+Gizmodo / 8h
From spawning fish and ravenous grizzly bears to battling reindeer and kissing ravens, the year’s best wildlife photography will leave you breathless. Read more...

Prince of England Brags That His Aston Martin Runs on Excess Wine and Cheese

Charles Aston Martin•
Futurism / 8h
Cottagecore In a hilariously and suitably snooty remark, Prince Charles, the heir of the British throne, told the BBC in an interview that his Aston Martin runs on “surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process” — a joke, by a crusty old royal, that practically writes itself. “I haven’t eaten meat and fish on two days a week and I don’t eat dairy products on one day a week,” he prou

Uh Oh, They Strapped a Sniper Rifle to a Robot Dog

Futurism / 8h
For years, we’ve been warning that it was only a matter of time — and now, the inevitable has happened. Somebody strapped an honest-to-god sniper rifle to the back of a quadrupedal robot dog. An image shared on Twitter by military robot maker Ghost Robotics shows the terrifying contraption in all its dystopian glory. “Keeping our [special ops] teams armed with the latest lethality innovation,” th

Watch a Robot Exoskeleton Help People Without Legs Walk Upright

Futurism / 8h
A new exoskeleton can give people with leg amputations the ability to walk upright, thanks to a system that extends their residual limb into a full robotic leg. The system includes sensors and processors that analyze the wearer’s movements in order to make walking as simple as possible, according to research published in the journal Nature Medicine on Monday. The exoskeleton gives just enough of

Residents Heard an Earth-Shattering Explosion and Experts Have No Idea What It Was

Futurism / 8h
Earth-Shattering Kaboom On Sunday morning, the sound of an earth-shattering explosion rocked New Hampshire and the ground started to shake. Normally, that wouldn’t make headlines. But in this case, experts at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center say that they have absolutely no clue what caused the shaking, The New York Times reports , and that there’s no evidence w

Paper cards and mobile apps: Understanding vaccine passport requirements at home and abroad

500+The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Vaccine passports are widely seen as a way to restart travel safely, and proof of vaccination is quickly becoming a requirement for cruises, tours and entry to certain international destinations. The White House has said there will be no federal mandate for vaccine passports or plans for a vaccine database

Why Airbnb Isn't Worth All Those Fees, According to Reddit

Lifehacker / 8h
Last summer, I booked a secluded, moody Airbnb in rural Washington and spent a relaxing few days in a land where everything looked and felt exactly like I was in a scene from Twilight . So when I needed a place to sleep in Portland, Maine last month, I turned to Airbnb in search of another satisfying experience. But… Read more...

Tales of the Walking Dead anthology show heading to AMC in 2022

SlashGear / 8h
AMC is the latest network to announce an anthology series based on a hit show — in this case, The Walking Dead. The upcoming anthology series will be called Tales of the Walking Dead, and it will tell new stories via single standalone episodes featuring new characters in the zombie apocalypse. The series will be available on both AMC and … Continue reading

Halloween Kills Co-Stars Talk About the Mystery of Michael Myers

Gizmodo / 8h
David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills arrives this Friday, and two of its most important characters have a couple of big things in common: they’ve both spent most of their lives haunted by Michael Myers , and they’ve both had just about enough of it. But the similarities mostly end there for Karen ( Judy Greer ), the… Read more...

What We Actually Know About How Social Media Affects Teens' Mental Health

Lifehacker / 8h
Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about their bodies, according to internal Facebook documents published in the Wall Street Journal . (Facebook owns Instagram.) The app is full of pictures of impossibly thin and beautiful people, so that tracks; and we’ve been fretting for years over the dangers of young people… Read more...

The First Quad-Band WiFi 6E Mesh Router Is Here, and It'll Cost You $1,500

Gizmodo / 8h
Mesh wifi routers have become a bonafide necessity for connecting numerous devices to the internet, especially as many of us still work from home. And while Netgear’s Orbi is considered a router brand worth springing for, its newest product is a case of putting the cart before the horse. Read more...

How to maximize your earning with the Amex Platinum

The Points Guy / 8h
The Platinum Card® from American Express is an iconic card that’s recognizable from across the room. You may think that the card is reserved only for the most luxury-oriented of travelers, as it comes with a daunting, $695 annual fee (see rates and fees ). But did you know that the Amex Platinum comes with the most statement credits of practically any rewards card available? With more than $1,700

New Boston Celtics Credit Card From Cardless: 7x On Rideshare & Streaming

View from the Wing / 8h
This is interesting of course for the 7x points-earning categories, though that doesn't represent huge spending for most people (which makes 7x possible to offer!), and even with 4x on dining this is strong earn for a no annual fee card. Continue reading ...

How to Turn Off Airplane Mode on Windows 10 (or Permanently Disable It)

How-To Geek / 9h
Airplane mode disables all wireless communication, including Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. When you want to connect to a network, you’ll need to turn off airplane mode. Here are a few ways to do it on Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Withings' SpO2 Capable ScanWatch Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

Withings ScanWatch FDA•
How-To Geek / 9h
During CES 2020, we found ourselves drawn to the Withings ScanWatch, a stylish wearable with SpO2 sensors and advanced algorithms. And after what seems like a lifetime (I can’t remember January 2020 at all), the ScanWatch is finally coming to the U.S. with FDA approval for its unique health monitoring features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Netgear's First Wi-Fi 6E Router Promises to Fix Your Unreliable Smart Home

Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi 6E•
How-To Geek / 9h
Netgear Orbi’s networking equipment is well-known for its speed and reliability, but the company is taking things to a whole new level with its first Wi-Fi 6E mesh router system. The new Orbi Quad-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6E features support for 10 Gigabit internet, plus a dedicated network to keep your smart home gadgets isolated from other devices’ traffic. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What to Say to Little Girls Instead of 'You Look So Pretty'

26Lifehacker / 9h
This weekend, my daughter, who is eight, had an amazing soccer tournament. She hustled, made smart, strategic passes, and executed some gorgeous crosses in front of goal. She also scored seven times, helping her team win the final and take home the trophy. Read more...

GreenForges digs deep to farm underground

23TechCrunch / 9h
Vertical farms usually look up. Aerofarms, Plenty, Gotham Greens — these companies are trying to revolutionize agriculture by looking toward the sky, with tall warehouses full of growing equipment extending upward. But Philippe Labrie is looking down. Labrie is the CEO and founder of the pre-seed startup GreenForges , an underground farming company founded in 2019 looking to take vertical farming

How to Watch William Shatner Boldly Go Where No Shatner Has Gone Before

300+Gizmodo / 9h
Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, is scheduled to perform its second crewed suborbital flight on Wednesday morning. William Shatner is coming along for the ride, which is only fitting for the actor who played Captain Kirk on Star Trek. Here’s how you can watch the launch. Read more...

Strange Radio Signal From Galactic Center Has Astronomers Flummoxed

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Over the course of 2020, astronomers in Australia detected a mysterious batch of radio waves coming from somewhere near the center of the galaxy. But when the team trained a more sensitive instrument toward the source, they saw it only once more before it disappeared, behaving differently than it had before. The… Read more...

How my company is winning the war for engineering talent

21TechCrunch / 9h
Konstantin Richter Contributor Konstantin Richter is the founder and CEO of Blockdaemon , an independent blockchain infrastructure platform. The engineering talent war is real. It has been for some time — but with a pandemic that pushed businesses in all industries to focus on e-commerce and virtual products and services, demand for skilled engineers skyrocketed. In June, more than 365,000 tech j

1Password Now Offers a Way to Share Passwords Securely With a Link. Or, More Securely...

Gizmodo / 9h
Despite the fact that it’s not a very good idea , people share passwords a lot. Streaming service credentials? Yup, people pass those around quite a bit . And at work, people frequently share login information for shared services—also not a super-great idea . When people do this, they usually share said PWs via an… Read more...

Age Better On A Cellular Level With This Revolutionary NAD+ Supplement

Futurism / 9h
Most people have the wrong idea about what it means to support healthy aging . They’ll spend hundreds of dollars on products that smooth wrinkles or cover up gray hair without ever stopping to wonder what’s actually going on inside their bodies. Aging, however, is so much more than how you look. It’s a complex biological process that begins at the cellular level. The good news is that there is a

Scientists Genetically Modify Plants to Grow Meat Protein

Futurism / 9h
Protein Seeds Researchers in Iceland are growing over 100,000 genetically modified barley plants inside a greenhouse for a very unusual purpose: creating lab-grown meat, the BBC reports . The altered barley gets harvested and purified to extract “growth factor” proteins, which, in turn, can be used to cultivate lab-grown meat — an innovation that could make the lab-grown meat industry rely even l

Meditative breathing and VR combo reduces pain without drugs

SlashGear / 9h
Researchers at the University of Michigan have combined the ancient tradition of meditative breathing with modern technology, namely a virtual reality headset. The result, according to a new study from the team, is a reduction in pain perception, offering patients a way to reduce their use of painkillers. In contrast to meditative breathing on its own, however, the VR-based breathing … Continue r

Netgear Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E system will cost you $1500

SlashGear / 9h
If you’re looking for a new WiFi 6E mesh internet system, Netgear has… an option for you. The Orbi Quad-band WiFi 6E Mesh System enables newly available (in select areas of the world) 6GHz WiFi internet “throughout the home.” This is the sort of router and mesh internet system you get when you want to be ready for the future … Continue reading

TikTok's nostalgia-fueled obsession with the early 2000s

Mashable / 9h
For an app primarily used by by young people, TikTok is oddly obsessed with nostalgia. Whether its obsession with childhood memories or Y2K fashion, the app is overrun with yearning for the past. The hashtag #nostalgia has 18.9 billion views. Accounts like @nostalgia__hub , @thr0wback5 , and @daily.dose.0f.nostalgia are dedicated to making videos that aim to make viewers pine for the not so dista

Revamped U.S. government science website shows vital climate info

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Mashable / 9h
The ocean is now absorbing nearly unfathomable amounts of heat as the prodigious burning of fossil fuels warms the planet . You can clearly see how much the seas are warming — and loads of other accessible climate trends — on the newly revamped climate.gov website, which is maintained by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . It's a premier place to find credible climate infor

Adam Warlock's Long Road to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

72Gizmodo / 9h
After what feels like years of anticipation, one of the most important heroes in Marvel’s Infinity Saga is finally coming to the MCU: Adam Warlock. Midsommar ’s Will Poulter has been cast as the cosmic hero for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 . Need to brush up on just who he is? Why is he coming to the MCU now? We’ve… Read more...

NASA’s first Mars samples are ready for an audacious trip to Earth

SlashGear / 9h
NASA’s Perseverance rover has been on the surface of Mars for just about eight months now, and in that time, it has taken samples of Martian rock to determine what secrets may be contained within. Perseverance, however, is not going to analyze these samples itself on the surface of Mars, but rather NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are … Continue reading

Florida tourism on the rebound as airlines add flights and hotels sell out

100The Points Guy / 9h
Despite COVID-19 surges this summer, political battles over coronavirus restrictions and interagency fighting across the state, Florida tourism is on fire. Demand for travel to Florida has rebounded quickly from its pandemic-era lows, with many U.S. carriers expanding operations to the state and demand for hotels sending prices in some popular cities surging to levels we weren’t seeing even befor

After Windows 11, Microsoft is setting its sights on website builders

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
After introducing its free website builder back in February, Microsoft has announced a number of new features and integrations for Smart Pages which will make the service more accessible to small businesses looking to create their own online presence . Previously users of the software giant's website builder were required to use the social and advertising tools in its Digital Marketing Center . N

The Lotus Type 135 electric sports car will have its batteries in an unusual place

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26TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Lotus has dropped several hints about its plans for future electrification, but a new report has revealed more details about its EV ambition. Lotus is nearing delivery of its last internal combustion car, the Emira, and will be ramping up its electric car efforts in the coming years. Previously, the only indication Lotus gave on its electrified future came in the form of the Evija hypercar, but t

FourFront nabs funding to build an interconnected network of fictional TikTok stars

24TechCrunch / 9h
Every popular social media platform has opened up a new type of storytelling to a new generation of users, but TikTok’s impact has perhaps been the swiftest as the short-form video platform’s user base has quickly swelled past 1 billion users and transformed how social media stars are made. FourFront is a media startup that’s looking to define a new type of storytelling on the platform, aiming to

Relive the Real ‘Golden Age’ of TV With This Bonkers Web Simulation

Gizmodo / 9h
My80sTV, the fantastic inventory of over 150,000 TV clips from the ‘70s through aughts has recently introduced a whole new decade, the ‘60s , with over 21,500 clips on over 19,000 channels. Weird era! Let’s poke around... Read more...

How to Use Tab Groups in Safari on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 9h
Are you overwhelming yourself with the number of tabs you have open in Safari? Using the “Tab Groups” that arrived with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can organize them so your browser stays nice and tidy. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Wisconsinites plan to sue “every school board” that ignores CDC’s COVID advice

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200+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Beers sold by the Minocqua Brewing Company. A Wisconsin brewery that says it's fed up with "anti-science," "Tucker Carlson-watching zombies" is funding a series of lawsuits against school boards that do not follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on COVID-19. So far, the Minocqua Brewing Company's Super PAC has helped parents sue two school districts and says it pla

Taking nudes is an art. Here's how to create a masterpiece.

Mashable / 10h
When YouTuber and content creator Maddie Dragsbaek first started taking nudes, she thought she had to contort her body into being the "most sexy" for whomever was going to see them. That changed when she wanted to mimic women in Renaissance paintings. It started by capturing a nude in a mirror as she lounged like the Venus of Urbino and other reclining art figures . "Then it spiraled into...how e

Steelseries' Apex 3 TKL Mechanical Keyboard Is Water-Resistant and Gorgeous

20How-To Geek / 10h
The excellent and affordable SteelSeries Apex 3 mechanical keyboard now comes in a TenKeyLess form-factor. Available for just $45 at Amazon, the Apex 3 TKL features IP32 water and dust resistance, customizable RGB backlighting, and a genuinely impressive design. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Your Android Phone May Soon Double As a Digital Car Key

How-To Geek / 10h
Google is getting ready to release Android 12 to the masses, and buried in the release alongside an upcoming Google Play Services update, the folks at XDA Developers found digital car key support for Android. Back in May, Google announced that it would join Apple in letting folks unlock cars with an Android phone, and now it looks like the release is right around the corner. Read This Article on

Most People Shouldn't Take Baby Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks, U.S. Experts Say

41Gizmodo / 10h
A low dose of aspirin a day may not do as much good for the aging heart as we’ve previously hoped. This week, an independent and influential group of experts announced their intention to downgrade their previous recommendation for some older people to take daily aspirin as a way to reduce their risk of cardiovascular… Read more...

VanMoof V e-bike ‘hyperbike’ goes up to 31mph

SlashGear / 10h
The VanMoof V was revealed today with an eye on replacing traditional automobiles with electric bicycle tech. This “hyperbike” has what VanMoof describes as “integrated speed settings to match country regulations” – so don’t expect to be BLASTING down the road if your country of choice isn’t onboard with a bicycle traveling at a maxed-out 31 miles per hour. This … Continue reading

Chrome finally gets an Adobe Acrobat PDF editor

Engadget / 10h
PDFs aren’t the headache they once were, but they can still be a hassle sometimes, especially if all you need to do is make a quick edit. Not everyone wants to download dedicated desktop software for signing the occasional document and their web apps can present their own jank. In a move that feels long overdue, Adobe is releasing Acrobat Chrome and Edge extensions that allow you to access its PD

As Its Price Spikes, JPMorgan CEO Says Bitcoin Is “Worthless”

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500+Futurism / 10h
Worthless While Wall Street has increasingly started to embrace cryptocurrency, some executives of the biggest financial firms are still staunchly against the idea. Case in point, JPMorgan Chase CEO and outspoken crypto-critic Jamie Dimon said this week that he has no hope for the tech. “I personally think that bitcoin is worthless,” Dimon said during an Institute of International Finance event o

The Walking Dead Anthology Show Is Coming in 2022

21Gizmodo / 10h
As the very long final season of The Walking Dead hits its first intermission , its latest spinoff has officially been brought to life. AMC just greenlit the previously announced Tales From the Walking Dead anthology series and set it for debut in 2022. The company also set Channing Powell, a writer and producer who… Read more...

Lucid's DreamDrive takes on Tesla's Autopilot

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Mashable / 10h
It's called DreamDrive but that doesn't mean you can snooze behind the wheel of Lucid's luxury electric vehicles. The new high-range EV company Lucid shared more details about its DreamDrive advanced driver assistance system for its line of Air electric sedans on Tuesday. It's similar to Tesla's Autopilot system that assists with highway driving and parking, which requires that the driver pay att

Watch cozy comfort shows (and new faves) with 30% off 6 months of Peacock Premium

Mashable / 10h
Save $8.98 : New subscribers can snag a six-month subscription to Peacock Premium for just $20.96 with the code TODAY30 as of Oct. 12. Down from $29.94, that's a 30% discount. Nothing compares to binge-watching a good comfort show — except for binge-watching a good comfort show as the weather turns colder. Something about getting under a cozy blanket and hitting play makes me believe that there a

Twitter tests swiping between Home and Latest Tweets on iPhone

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Engadget / 10h
Twitter's latest test is all about how you view tweets in the app. Some users on iOS will be able to swipe between the Home feed, which shows the top tweets in your timeline, and a chronological look at the latest tweets (the proper way to use Twitter, but you do you). It's a fairly small user interface change, but a handy one for those who dart between the two views. The current method of switch

Tucker to Antivax Rubes: No, Really, I'm One of You!

200+Gizmodo / 10h
The lady doth protest too much, methinks: Fox News host Tucker Carlson spent a portion of his show on Monday night reassuring his audience of gullible anti-vaxxers that he is “not pretending at all” to agree with them. Read more...

USDA reveals massive canned beef recall over lead contamination

SlashGear / 10h
The USDA has published a recall covering more than half a million cans of beef and gravy products over the presence of lead. The recall comes from Crider Foods of Georgia, which says the lead contamination has been traced back to a mix of spices provided by a third-party company. The recalled cans were made starting in October 2020. The … Continue reading

1Password now lets you share login details safely with a link

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Although sharing your passwords with others isn't usually recommended, sometimes you need to do so when guests are visiting your house or you have a contractor on site working on something for your business. For this reason, 1Password has introduced a new feature (detailed in this blog post ) that allows users of its password manager to share virtually anything from their 1Password vault with oth

How Mixpanel got its startup groove back by focusing on its core product

TechCrunch / 10h
The startup myth goes something like this: You launch a startup in your dorm room, get into Y Combinator, find product-market fit, experience hockey-stick growth, raise some funding and expand the platform. Somehow your revenue hurtles toward $100 million and the company valuation flies to $1 billion. All’s right with the world. In reality, though, it’s never that smooth. While some startups may

Twitter will now let you remove followers without blocking them

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57TechCrunch / 10h
After testing last month, Twitter is rolling out a feature to all web users that will let them remove followers without blocking them. This safety feature can be helpful if you want to avoid the repercussions of blocking someone — if a blocked user navigates to your profile after you block them, Twitter will tell them that they were blocked. But by removing a follower, users can feel more secure

Delete These Distracting (and Potentially Detrimental) Things From Your Resume

Lifehacker / 10h
While it’s true that your resume should highlight your accomplishments and experience relevant to the job you’re applying for, recruiters usually only spend about 7 seconds looking at resumes , on average. At this stage of the application process, they’re looking for a reason to reject applicants, which is why you… Read more...

How to use the new $50 hotel credit on the Chase Sapphire Preferred

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The Points Guy / 10h
A few months ago, Chase refreshed its ever-popular Sapphire cards , adding several new bonus categories and perks. In particular, these changes raised the value proposition of the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card , an (already) excellent travel credit card that charges just a $95 annual fee. One of the new Sapphire Preferred benefits is a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards hotel statement credit. While $50

How to Integrate a VoIP Phone System Into Microsoft Teams

How-To Geek / 10h
Microsoft Teams is an incredibly popular choice for a communications platform, but what if you just want to make a simple voice call with your team? RingCentral integrates directly into Teams to give you the best of both worlds: a first-class VoIP system that works alongside Microsoft Teams. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Change or Reset Your Spotify Password

How-To Geek / 10h
If you’d like to change your Spotify password, or you’d like to reset the password as you’ve forgotten it, Spotify makes it easy to do so. We’ll show you how to do that for your account. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Archaeologists uncover ruins of medieval wine factory at Israel’s Yavne site

45Ars Technica / 11h
At a site in Yavne, archaeologists have discovered the largest complex of winepresses known in the world. The presses date back to the Byzantine Period. The Israeli archaeological site known as Yavne dates back to the late Bronze Age and late Iron Age and is considered one of the most significant Jewish historical sites after the Romans destroyed the temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE. Apparently, Yavn

Apple's AirPods Max crash to record-low price in early Black Friday deal at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Black Friday deals in October? Yes, please! Amazon's Epic Deals sale includes "Black Friday-worthy" discounts throughout the month of October, and we've just spotted Apple's luxurious AirPods Max down to a new record-low price. Amazon has the Apple AirPods Max on sale for $449 (was $549) . That's a massive $100 discount and the best deal we've seen for the powerful earphones. See more of today's

These Solar-Powered Headphones Let You Ditch the Charger

300+Wired / 11h
Urbanista's noise-canceling cans are a fine listen, but what really sets them apart is a solar cell that derives energy from any type of light.

Netflix's 'League of Legends' show is getting an immersive IRL event

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Engadget / 11h
The animated League of Legends series Arcane will hit Netflix on November 6th and Riot Games is marking the launch with an in-person immersive experience connected to the series. The publisher teamed up with Secret Cinema to host the Arcane experience , which will only be available in Los Angeles. You'll get to explore the Undercity, where you'll delve into the origins of two LoL champions. You'l

Ridley Scott Has Thoughts on That Upcoming Alien TV Show

49Gizmodo / 11h
Ridley Scott is never one to mince words. Just Google his name and you’re likely to find the legendary director’s hot takes on a variety of subjects, like extraterrestrials , Star Wars , and beyond. That’s especially true when it comes to franchises he helped make famous like Blade Runner and Alien . So, with the first … Read more...

Air Serbia Soon Coming To An Airport Near You [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 11h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Waze is rolling out a new ‘Drive with Headspace’ experience to make commutes less stressful

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TechCrunch / 11h
Waze announced today it’s partnering with meditation app Headspace to roll out a new “Drive with Headspace” experience aimed at making commutes less stressful. The navigation app maker says the new integration is meant to help drivers learn how to “find more joy and meaning on the road.” The Headspace experience allows users to choose from five moods, including aware, bright, hopeful, joyful and

How to Make a Creamy Vegetable Soup Without Any Dairy

21Lifehacker / 11h
Cooked vegetables, with their starches and their pectin, are a pretty excellent thickening agent . By blending them into gravies, soups, stews, or sauces, you can add body (and flavor) without any dairy. If pureed finely enough, these dishes can taste and feel downright creamy. Read more...

Fortnite Impostors finally gives Among Us credit while teasing a new collaboration

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SlashGear / 11h
Back in August, Epic Games rolled out a new game mode for Fortnite called Fortnite Impostors. The mode was a Fortnite-themed take on the Mafia/Werewolf party game made popular in video game format by Among Us, which exploded in popularity during the pandemic. There was just one problem with the rollout of Fortnite Impostors, as there was no mention of … Continue reading

Apple Event October 18: What we’re expecting

SlashGear / 11h
The Apple event scheduled for October 18 will likely feature three Mac products and one AirPods. The devices that’ll likely be shown are AirPods 3, a new MacBook Pro 14, a new MacBook Pro 16, and a new Mac Mini Pro. Each of the macOS devices is rumored to be coming with the next generation in Apple processing power, the … Continue reading

SteelSeries’ new $45 TKL keyboard survives spills and dust

Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL. (credit: SteelSeries) Many beloved electronics have fallen victim to a spilled glass of water. No matter how careful you are, spills happen. The next time you spill something at your desk, though, you could have one less thing to worry about if you pick up SteelSeries' tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard released today for $45 . SteelSeries says its new Apex 3 TKL is both

Deep Sea Creature Surprises Researchers Exploring Shipwreck

500+Futurism / 11h
Photobomb In October 2020, a remotely-controlled deep sea vessel got surprised by a sizeable sea creature while exploring a shipwreck in the Red Sea almost 2,800 feet below the surface. There are still plenty of unanswered questions, but researchers are fairly certain that the tentacled visitor wasn’t a giant squid, thanks to its body proportions. And that’s despite the fact that it was larger th

NASA Adviser Resigns Over Giant Homophobic Telescope

2KFuturism / 11h
Hard Pass Last month, NASA deliberated and decided against changing the name of the James Webb Space Telescope, an orbital observatory expected to revolutionize astronomy that happens to be named after a homophobic former NASA Administrator . The space agency announced, without giving any details, that an investigation had occurred and that it found no reason to rename the space telescope, despit

Doist redesigns Twist, the Slack alternative focused on async work

TechCrunch / 11h
Doist , the company behind Todoist and Twist , has revamped its internal communication product Twist. When I first covered Twist, I said it was like Slack without the annoying distractions. With today’s redesign , the company is doubling down on that idea. The result is an opinionated tool for internal conversations that should help you focus and keep the team on track. While Doist started workin

Apple Fitness+ UX teardown: 3 key takeaways on how not to interrupt the user journey

TechCrunch / 11h
Peter Ramsey Contributor Peter Ramsey is CEO of Built For Mars , a UX consultancy that helps customers build better product experiences. More posts by this contributor OpenSea UX teardown: 3 key takeaways Apple AirTags UX teardown: The trade-off between privacy and user experience The home-workout sector is hot right now. Amazon recently announced Halo Fitness , Peloton have rereleased their trea

The Best Star Wars Cantina Aliens, Ranked

31Gizmodo / 11h
The Mos Eisley cantina is one of the most iconic sequences in sci-fi, let alone Star Wars , for good measure: it’s a hectic, technicolor glimpse into a wild world of weird aliens that expands, in just a few minutes, our entire worldview of what the setting can offer us , all these different creatures and stories left… Read more...

How to Make a 'Squid Game' Costume and Win at Halloween

Lifehacker / 11h
I am no psychic, but I predict Squid Game will be the Halloween costume this year. But time is running short, as are supplies—so how to assemble yours? For help, I spoke to Emmy-nominated costume designer Robyn Simms, who shared some insider tips on how to throw together a wardrobe of first-rate Squid Game gear. Read more...

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

SlashGear / 11h
Purists may argue over which generation of Miata is best, but few enthusiasts would disagree with the fact that Mazda’s two-door is the epitome of the modern, attainable sports car. This fourth-gen “ND” version again sees the range split in two: the regular Miata, and this 2021 MX-5 Miata RF with a nifty folding hard-top roof. It’s not the Miata’s … Continue reading

5 Reasons To Get The New World Of Hyatt Business Card

View from the Wing / 11h
The new World of Hyatt Business Credit Card isn’t a game-changer and I think because the card is new and because it’s from Hyatt it’s being judged against an almost impossible standard. It’s a great card to get for the up front bonus. In fact, if you’re eligible for new Chase cards and can get a business card, that’s a rich enough reward to make applying almost a no-brainer. The card is reasonabl

Texas governor bans all vaccine mandates, including from private businesses

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400+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Texas Governor Greg Abbott. (credit: Getty | Montinique Monroe ) Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order late Monday prohibiting all state entities, including private businesses, from requiring people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Republican governor also noted that he has added the issue to the legislature’s special session so that his executive order can become law.

Twitter launches Spark audio creator program to boost Spaces

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20TechCrunch / 11h
Twitter is deepening its investment in Spaces , the Clubhouse-like audio rooms the social network launched this year. The company announced the launch of a new creator program for Spaces on Tuesday . The Spark program is a three-month accelerator that aims to “discover and reward great Spaces on Twitter with financial, technical, and marketing support.” Twitter says it’s open to established Space

The Best Halloween Movies on HBO Max in 2021

How-To Geek / 12h
With its mix of recent releases, blockbuster franchises, and classic movies, HBO Max has a wide selection of films for any occasion, and that includes Halloween. Here are the best Halloween movies to watch on HBO Max. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Deal Alert: Visit Orlando for just 9k Delta SkyMiles or $117 round-trip

49The Points Guy / 12h
With its theme parks, dining, shopping and shorts-friendly weather, Orlando is always an incredibly popular destination. Now you can book a trip for an absurdly low number of Delta SkyMiles. How low? Our pals at Thrifty Traveler found a bunch of routes for just 9,000 SkyMiles for a round-trip ticket. Paying cash? Similar itineraries are as low as $117. Typically, using miles to book a trip from m

Netflix reveals the first trailer for the Colin Kaepernick series from Ava DuVernay

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Mashable / 12h
Knowing the basics here is exciting enough: Ava DuVernay has teamed up with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to tell the story of his life. This series goes deeper than Kaepernick's time with the San Francisco 49ers. This first trailer for Netflix's Colin in Black and White takes us all the way back to his childhood, revealing the experiences that led Kaepernick to focus on society-alterin

Incredibly Rare Canon Super-Telephoto Lens Sells for Over $575,000 at Auction, Setting a New Record

100+Gizmodo / 12h
Because of the precision needed to manufacture them, the more money you’re willing to spend on a camera lens, the better the product and photographic results you’re going to get. For at least one photographer, no amount of money is too much money to spend on high-quality glass, as an extremely rare Canon lens recently … Read more...

TechCrunch+ roundup: 3 flavors of BaaS, growth marketing fixes, NerdWallet IPO

30TechCrunch / 12h
Most of the people who poured into California during the Gold Rush have been long forgotten. We remember Levi Strauss, however: Before he and Jacob Davis patented those denim jeans, he sold shovels and other supplies to fortune-seekers. Today’s banking-as-a-service startups are similarly placed — instead of digging for treasure in the crowded consumer financial services marketplace, BaaS companie

Olympus has been hit with another major cyberattack

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Camera maker and Japanese tech giant Olympus was forced to shut down its IT systems in the US, Canada and Latin America after it recently fell victim to a cyberattack. In a statement on its website, the company said that it is currently in the process of investigating a potential cybersecurity incident which occurred on October 10 that affected its IT systems. After detecting suspicious activity

You Can Now Safely Share Passwords With 1Password

How-To Geek / 12h
1Password is a potent tool for keeping track of your passwords. It keeps getting new features, and now it’s gaining an easy way to share passwords with friends and loved ones whether they use 1Password or not. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Siri Arrives on Non-Apple Products, Starting with Ecobee's Smart Thermostat

How-To Geek / 12h
Your Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control now doubles as a HomePod. That’s right, a new update adds Siri to your SmartThermostat, allowing you to kick Alexa to the curb and use “Hey Siri” commands to adjust the temperature, schedule reminders, play music, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Very Large Telescope Images 42 of the Biggest Asteroids in Our Solar System

31Gizmodo / 12h
Though not as massive or colorful as planets, asteroids have a lot to teach us about our local corner of the universe. That’s especially the case for asteroids close enough to be sampled—such as Bennu was in October 2020 —or when rocky fragments fall to Earth as meteorites. Read more...

Book now and save up to 40% on your next Kimpton stay with this ‘secret sale’

The Points Guy / 12h
Want to save big on your next Kimpton vacation? You’d better get to booking because the IHG brand is serving up two serious sales this month — and one’s about to end. Kimpton’s “ (Not So) Secret Sale ,” available only to IHG Rewards members , gives travelers up to 40% off across Kimpton properties for travel between Oct. 15, 2021, and April 30. 2022, so long as it’s booked by Oct. 13. For more TP

BMS, ELI5, and All the Social Media Acronyms You Should Know by Now, FFS

Lifehacker / 12h
By now, we all know what NSFW, BTW, and TBH mean. ( Right ?) For social media aficionados, the list that follows may seem basic—but for those who don’t live online (or spend half their life texting), there are plenty of puzzling acronyms circulating rn. (Often in lowercase, making them even harder to spot.) It can be… Read more...

Need an affordable gaming headset? This Alienware model is $30 off.

Mashable / 12h
Save $30: The Alienware 7.1 AW510H gaming headset is now on sale for $69.99 at Amazon as of Oct. 12 — a 30% discount. Gaming is an expensive hobby. Even after you buy a new console or build a PC from scratch, you can't forget other essentials like a responsive gaming mouse or comfy chair . And if you want better focus for your next play-through of Deathloop , you'll need a solid gaming headset ,

13 years later, Fallout 3 finally stripped of Games For Windows Live

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100+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Remember this blast from the past? Microsoft and Bethesda would apparently prefer that you do not. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Bethesda's Fallout 3 launched in 2008 and, in most ways, moved the series into the future of 3D post-apocalyptic adventuring for the better . But one of the game's "forward" steps was anything but, at least on PC—it adopted the then-new Games For Windows Live (GFWL)

“Unleashed”: Apple’s next, probably Mac-focused event happens October 18

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31Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Apple) Apple would like you to mark another date on your calendar. The company's next product announcement event will take place on Monday, October 18, at 10 am PDT, just over a month after its last event. As ever, we'll be following along with our typical liveblog and in-depth coverage as the announcements happen. The company's September announcements focused on iPhones, iPads,

Prince Charles’ Vintage Car Runs on Wine and Cheese Because Of Course It Does

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92Gizmodo / 12h
In the most princely move of perhaps all prince moves, one of Prince Charles’ expensive cars uses wine and cheese byproducts as fuel. Classy! Read more...

Russian Study Confirms That Space Travel Damages Your Brain Cells

300+Futurism / 12h
A new study on the brains of five Russian cosmonauts who spent months on the International Space Station confirms that space travel can do some serious damage to the human body and mind. For years, scientists have been tallying up adverse effects of space travel including weakened muscles and bones and worsened vision . This new research , published in the journal JAMA Neurology on Monday, is the

Google will stop trying to make its iOS apps look like Android apps

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33Engadget / 12h
Google says it will phase out its use of Material Design interface elements within its iOS apps in favor of Apple’s own UIKit. Jeff Verkoeyen, the company's iOS design chief, announced the change in a Twitter thread spotted by The Verge . This year my team shifted the open source Material components libraries for iOS into maintenance mode. Why? A 🧵... — Jeff Verkoeyen (@featherless) October 7, 2

Watch Blue Origin launch 4-person crew, including William Shatner, to space live

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40TechCrunch / 12h
Barely three months after Blue Origin successfully sent its first crewed rocket to orbit, it’s poised for another launch on Wednesday, October 13. This time, instead of Blue’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos headlining the flight, the company will be sending 90-year old William Shatner, who is set to become the oldest person to go to space. The NS-18 mission is set to take off from Launch Site One, th

Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation Reveals Who'll Kick Skeletor's Butt

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Gizmodo / 12h
Although Kevin Smith ’s sequel to the beloved ‘80s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has been divisive among fans, I’m confident that they’ll be tuning to watch the rest of the series thanks to its jaw-dropping cliffhanger. These He-Man fans won’t have long to wait to find out what happens next, as … Read more...

Battle of the premium travel rewards cards — which is best for you?

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The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Picking the best travel rewards credit cards can be challenging. Each one offers different perks, and this is especially true for premium credit cards. And because issuers keep upping the ante, adding benefits (and sometimes hiking annual fees), there’s more competition than ever. New to The Points Guy? Want to learn

What we know about Walmart's Black Friday sales — including deals you can shop early

Mashable / 12h
Here are the best early Black Friday deals to shop at Walmart as of Oct. 12: Apple AirPods Max — $449 (save $100) TCL 55-inch Class 4-Series 4K Roku TV — $358 (save $91) Instant Pot Duo Plus 6-quart cooker — $99.95 (save $20.04) In 2020, all rules surrounding Black Friday went out the window. Because of the pandemic, Amazon's Prime Day got pushed back to October, which had a domino effect and ess

Congresswoman Maxine Waters tweets that her Twitter account was hacked and deleted. What?

Maxine Waters Twitter•
57Mashable / 12h
"I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased," begins a tweet sent from the verified @RepMaxineWatters Twitter account on Oct.12, 2021 at 11:55am ET. "I know who has done this," the post continues as it takes a sudden turn and gets all Liam Neeson-esque from the Taken series of films. "I will take care of this. M Waters." What in the world is going on here? Tweet may have been delet

Apple announces Oct. 18 event, possibly for a new MacBook Pro

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42Mashable / 12h
Folks who have been holding out for a new MacBook Pro with a fancy new chip inside it might not have to wait much longer. That's because Apple officially confirmed it would hold its second streamed event of the fall at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Oct. 18. With all of its iPhone , iPad, and Apple Watch announcements out of the way at its event last month , all the rumors point to at least a new MacBoo

Coinbase is launching its own NFT platform to take on OpenSea

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58TechCrunch / 12h
Coinbase is readying the launch of an NFT marketplace that will compete with existing major players in the space, like OpenSea, debuting a user waitlist for the desktop product that it hopes to launch by the end of the year. Coinbase has limited details to share on its upcoming platform, but notes in a blog post that they hope to more deeply integrate social features into the platform. “ Coinbase

Roland's V-Moda reveals its first true wireless earbuds

Engadget / 12h
Roland's V-Moda brand is moving into the true wireless earbuds market. The initial Hexamove lineup includes two models: Lite and Pro. V-Moda says you'll get up to six hours of use on a single charge. The included charging case will bump up the playback time by 18 hours in total. The hexagonal earbuds have 6mm drivers that deliver what V-Moda describes as "powerful bass, vibrant mids and pristine

Please, Store Your Coffee Beans Correctly

Lifehacker / 12h
For how simple coffee seems on its surface, there are a lot of variables that go into making the perfect cup for your individual preferences, from brewing method to strength to temperature. One universal factor, however, is how you store your beans—if you’re not doing it correctly, you’re probably impacting how fresh… Read more...

How to Turn Off an Ubuntu PC

22How-To Geek / 12h
Like all personal computers, a PC running the Ubuntu desktop operating system must be turned off now and then. Shutting down Ubuntu is easy, and you have several methods at your disposal for a safe end to operation. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Best Buy Wants To Be a PS5 Scalper Now

How-To Geek / 12h
Earlier this year, Best Buy debuted a new paid membership program similar to Amazon Prime with exclusive perks, including unlimited Geek Squad support, free delivery, and a 60-day return window. Unfortunately, it looks like they want to use it to bec