Thursday, October 07, 2021

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Google sets up $50M fund to invest in African startups

Google Africa Startups•
14KTechCrunch / 20h
Google plans to invest up to $50 million in African early and growth-stage startups via its Africa Investment Fund, ramping up efforts to support more businesses on the continent. Google made known its plans today in a virtual event where CEO Sundar Pichai announced the tech giant’s intentions to commit $1 billion over the next five years in tech-led initiatives in Africa. These initiatives range

Scientists accidentally develop powerful rheumatoid arthritis vaccine

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In an attempt to discover whether a particular protein is a trigger for rheumatoid arthritis, scientists with the University of Toledo accidentally discovered a vaccine against the painful autoimmune disease. The protein-based vaccine was found to generate a fast, strong, and long-lasting immune system response that offers protection from the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis, like most autoimmune di

Netflix's Squid Game shows we're ready for subtitles – just be sure to pick the right ones

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 17h
Are you watching Squid Game? The hit Netflix show out of South Korea has quickly become a global phenomenon, taking on even the likes of Bridgerton as the most-watched show ever on the service . The show’s twisted premise – a series of children’s games with heightened life-and-death stakes – alongside some gripping ensemble characterization, and a sharp look at the financial and class inequalitie

Turkish tech publisher Webrazzi acquires, consolidating tech news across Europe

TechCrunch / 11min
Webrazzi , the main tech startup media title in Turkey, has acquired , the long-time tech startup site in Europe. The pooled entity of Webrazzi and will now offer combined editorial, data, and research platforms offering news and market intelligence. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Launched in 2006 by Arda Kutsal , Webrazzi reaches 1.25 million readers a month (15 millio

'Squid Game' cast talk ad-libbed moments, Korean candy, and changes between script and screen

Mashable / 1h
Squid Game 's cast and crew have provided some behind the scenes commentary on the bloody survival show, speaking about everything from casting to set design to how characters have changed since the original script. It's an interesting look at the thought that went creating the Netflix mega-hit. Stars Lee Jung-jae (who plays Gi-hun) and Park Hae-soo (who plays Sang-woo) joined creator writer and

Reliance Retail brings 7-Eleven stores to India

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Just a couple of days back, Future Retail that runs the Big Bazaar group in India announced that its has ended its franchise agreement with with the popular 7-Eleven chain of convenience stories. And on cue, Reliance Retail Ventures has announced that it has entered into a master franchise agreement with 7-Eleven Inc. The agreement routed through Reliance owned subsidiary 7-India Convenience Reta

Chevrolet's electric Silverado will debut at CES 2022

Engadget / 2h
When General Motors CEO Mary Barra delivers the opening keynote at next year's CES, she won't only be kicking off the event — she'll also be unveiling Chevrolet's electric Silverado. The automaker first revealed that it's working on an electrified version of the pickup truck in April, promising an EV with a 400-mile range, which can rival Tesla's 2020 Long-Range Plus Model S. In today's announcem

Realme GT Neo 2 to launch in India on October 13

Realme India October 13•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Realme GT Neo 2 launch date in India has been revealed. The new device in the GT series will be launched in India on October 13. As always, the event will be live-streamed on YouTube at 12:30 pm. The Realme GT Neo 2 was launched in China a couple of weeks ago and soon after the launch, the device will be launched in India. With the festive season fast approaching in India, the company has decided

Starlink could start offering satellite internet in India by December 2022

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Satellite-based Internet has almost become a reality in the western countries where Elon Musk’s Starlink has already started beta testing the new service. In India, however, despite Musks’ willingness, Starlink has received some pushback . Now it is being reported that Starlink is in touch with the government agencies and may offer satellite internet connectivity to 10 rural Lok Sabha constituenc

Get the most out of Google with this discounted marketing growth bundle

Google Ads 2021•
Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Premium Google Ads and Marketing Growth Bundle is on sale for £22.13 as of Oct. 7, saving you 98% on list price. When it comes to building an online presence for your business or brand, there’s really only one audience member you should focus on: Google. With trillions of searches every year, it’s clear that Google is the most popular website on the planet. So, it should come as no sur

Marriott kicks off a week of deals — see if you can save on upcoming travel

The Points Guy / 2h
Marriott is kicking off its second annual Week of Wonders promotions, and there’s a lot of potential deals to be had. The hotel group is running a slew of different hotel promotions from Oct. 7 to 14. This includes bonus points on paid stays, discounted award nights and even discounts on luggage from Away , a luggage brand that’s pretty popular in the TPG hallways. Here’s a look at of the deals t

Marriott Award Redemption Discount And 9+ Other Offers, One Week Only

View from the Wing / 3h
Marriott has brought back its “Week of Wonders” offers for October 7 – 14. There’s some decent room rates, 2000 bonus points for some, a discount on mattresses and robes, and bonuses for points purchases. The major item here would be lower free night award pricing, with over half of Marriott's properties committed at 'off-peak' redemption rates when you use your points over the next week... but y

German insurtech startup Getsafe adds $63 million to its Series B

20TechCrunch / 3h
Getsafe has extended its Series B round that it previously announced in December 2020. In addition to its original Series B round of $30 million , the company is adding another $63 million in fresh capital. Overall, Getsafe has raised a $93 million Series B round. Investors in today’s funding round include unnamed family offices as well as Earlybird and Abacon Capital. Some of the company’s exist

Rode’s new mini USB microphone is here to take on the Yeti Nano

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Update: Rode has released an updated, premium prfoessional studio arm – the PSA1+ – which retails for $129 / £114 / AU$199. It's compatible with any microphone weighing between 94g and 1.2kg, including the NT-USB Mini and offers clever shock-absorbing tricks to reduce any unwanted desk vibrations and sounds. While the Blue Yeti USB microphone and its more compact Nano successor have been the go-t

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

SlashGear / 3h
Despite the name, web browsers are used for more than just consuming content on the Internet these days. They have almost become like operating systems themselves, and people are using them to get work done, particularly those that involve office documents. Given that use case, it only seems reasonable that browsers start getting better document processing tools, and Microsoft Edge … Continue rea

Buying a new phone? Here's how to sell your current handset on eBay

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Can’t wait to get your hands on Apple’s newest flagships? As always, buying a new iPhone 13 won’t be cheap, but there’s one tried and true method to help you fund your upgrade: sell your current handset on eBay. According to the latest research conducted by Australia’s biggest shopping site, we’re sitting on AU$6.4 billion worth of unused mobile phones that could fetch a pretty penny if sold – mo

YouTube podcast plans could muddle things over at Google again

SlashGear / 4h
Although they have been around for years now, podcasts are becoming big again in the age of music streaming. Rivals Spotify and Apple are already gearing up for war, and even Amazon, which has its own Amazon Music subscription service, has jumped into the fray. It’s no surprise, then, to hear that YouTube may be setting its sights on the … Continue reading

Major Banks Hit by Infuriating Customer Service Phone Outage [Update]

39Gizmodo / 4h
A phone system glitch linked to Verizon made it impossible for countless customers to call their banks and other companies. Read more...

Windows 11 on some AMD Ryzen processors has performance issues

SlashGear / 4h
Windows 11 is officially out, and if you’re in the market for a new PC, there are a handful already available with Microsoft’s latest OS pre-installed. Most people, however, will most likely just be upgrading their Windows 10 PCs, which can bring some uncertainty over the minimum specs required by Windows 11. Unfortunately, even if your computer does meet those … Continue reading

Amazon is reportedly putting its cameras in smart fridges now

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Mashable / 5h
Amazon is apparently making a smart fridge, because why not. The tech giant's fingers are already in practically every other pot. An Insider report on Tuesday revealed Amazon has turned its invasive eye toward big cold boxes, developing a new fridge stocked full of cameras. Using technology employed in its cashierless Amazon Go stores , Amazon's smart fridge will be able to automatically scan its

Pixel 6 Pro price leak includes a pre-order promo in Germany

SlashGear / 5h
Google hasn’t really been bending over backward to keep its upcoming Pixel phone under wraps. After all, numerous leaks have already uncovered it, so the company seems to have decided to just ride the wave anyway. Not only has it already revealed what the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro would look like, but it also made no qualms about … Continue reading

Galaxy S22 reportedly delayed to give way to Galaxy S21 FE

SlashGear / 6h
The Galaxy S21 FE is probably one of the most notable phones that have reached some level of fame or infamy even before it even launches. Actually, there were already expectations that it wouldn’t launch at all after rumors of its cancellation started going around. That, however, wasn’t the end of its story, apparently, and now it seems that it … Continue reading

Japanese healthcare startup Bisu raises $3.2M seed round to launch its lab-on-a-chip product

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58TechCrunch / 6h
The adoption of telehealth services has boomed in the pandemic — with usage up 38-fold since January 2020, according to a report by McKinsey . While a lot of the attention has been on companies that are building the communications layer between consumers and clinicians, there are also a wave of companies building devices to expand what can be monitored and addressed in a telehealth environment. I

Maritime intelligence platform Greywing raises seed funding from investors like Flexport

TechCrunch / 6h
Founded in 2019, Singapore-based Greywing was created to help ship operators and other members of the maritime industry make critical decisions. It includes tools for crew change management, predictive reporting of potential risks like piracy and pandemic-related travel restriction updates. Today Greywing announced the launch of a new solution that will help vessel operators track carbon emission

Citing liberty, Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin bans vaccine mandates in power grab

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Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin speaks during a mask-burning event at the Idaho Statehouse on March 6, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. (credit: Getty | Nathan Howard ) Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin grabbed the reins Tuesday by banning COVID-19 vaccination "passports" and mandatory COVID-19 testing in the state while Gov. Brad Little was away on travel. She also sought information on deploying

The Justice Department Has a New Team of Crypto Cops

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Gizmodo / 6h
The U.S. Justice Department has announced the launch of a new investigative team focused on disrupting “criminal misuse” of cryptocurrency. Dubbed the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, or NCET, for short, the team will target crooked crypto exchanges, money launderers, and other unsavory elements that occupy… Read more...

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

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SlashGear / 6h
T-Mobile has cut the cost of its 5G Home Internet service, something that was done as part of its latest jab at other carriers and the fees they charge. T-Mobile is really keen on everyone knowing that it doesn’t charge fees for its 5G-based home internet plan, going so far as to list its competitors’ various fees and charges on … Continue reading

Star Trek Looks Back on 55 Years of Boldly Going in a New Documentary Series

300+Gizmodo / 7h
From the looks of this trailer, documentary series The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek will consist mostly of interviews with cast and crew members across the beloved, long-running franchise —providing sort of an oral history of the show. A spicy oral history of the show, if the intriguingly fun soundbites in its… Read more...

Europe Wants to Ban Facial Recognition—Take Note, America

Gizmodo / 7h
The European Parliament has called for EU lawmakers to institute a ban on law enforcement’s use of facial recognition, as well as other surveillance tools commonly used in the course of algorithm-driven predictive policing. Read more...

Legends of Tomorrow's 100th Episode Just Caught a Captain Cold

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Though it’s been some time since Legends of Tomorrow counted villain-turned-begrudging hero Captain Cold among its ranks following his death in the show’s season one finale, it’s never taken all that much for characters to be miraculously resurrected in the CW’s universe of DC superhero shows. Read more...

WHO recommends malaria vaccine for use in children

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Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / A nurse administers the RTS,S vaccine. (credit: CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / Getty Images ) On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a first : it was recommending a vaccine against malaria for administration to children. The decision follows a program started in 2019 in three African countries, which eventually saw over 800,000 children vaccinated. The vaccine itself is calle

21 movies we can't wait to watch this fall

Mashable / 7h
Do you smell the scent of buttered popcorn and pumpkin spice in the air? That means fall movie season is officially upon us. Both theaters and streaming services will be flush with flashy titles that are aiming to awe audiences with outlandish spectacle, shocking twists, Oscar-worthy drama, side-splitting comedy, or an intoxicating mix of all this and more! Whether you're raring to trek to the ci

Twitter tests feature that warns when conversations may get heated

SlashGear / 7h
Twitter has detailed a number of experimental features and tests over the summer, and it doesn’t look like its plans are slowing down any time soon. This time around, the company revealed that it is testing a prompt that will appear for mobile users when they encounter a conversation that “could get heated or intense.” The feature test was revealed … Continue reading

16th-Century English Mystic’s ‘Magical’ Mirror Confirmed to Be of Aztec Origin

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Scientists have shown that an obsidian hand-mirror once owned by the Renaissance polymath John Dee has Aztec origins, thus confirming a longstanding mystery. Read more...

American Airlines Sets A November 24 Deadline For Employee Vaccination

View from the Wing / 8h
A subset of crewmembers are apoplectic over this. And with a reported 4000-plus unvaccinated pilots, American does have a problem. The question is whether this will be a problem for holiday travel, as the American Airlines pilots union has predicted. Continue reading ...

Microsoft confirms Windows 11 is not compatible with some top VMs

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
On the heels of the release of Windows 11 , Microsoft has confirmed several compatibility issues that prevent popular third-party software from working with the latest version of its operating system. In a new support document , the software giant has provided further details on compatibility issues found in Oracle's VirtualBox virtual machine software , Intel's Killer and SmartByte networking so

Fortnitemares 2021 detailed: Skins, LTM, weapons, and cube domination

SlashGear / 8h
It’s that time of the year again: Epic Games has rolled out its latest Fortnite Halloween celebration with four weeks of new experiences, spooky skins, and other fun things to keep players entertained. This year’s Fortnitemares event includes the return of a previous Limited Time Mode, as well as new Halloween skins, new weapons, and more. Fortnitemares 2021 kicked off … Continue reading

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Takeaways From Week 5

NYT > Technology / 8h
Jurors’ eyes glazed over at detailed technical discussions as Theranos’s former lab director described repeated instances of irregular and inaccurate results.

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin's New Trailer Is a Return to the Simpler Horrors of the Old Days

Gizmodo / 8h
Though director William Eubank’s Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin is meant to be a narrative reboot separate from the overarching tale established in the original films , the movie’s latest trailer definitely makes it seem like the new story’s going to have quite a few unsettling details in common with its… Read more...

Japan and Singapore deemed world’s most powerful passports; US doesn’t make top 5

The Points Guy / 8h
Of nearly 200 passports, Japan’s passport reigns as the most powerful passport in the world for the fourth year in a row, according to the 2021 Henley Passport Index released on Oct. 5. The U.S. was again shut out of the top five. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . The 2021 Henley Passport Index. (Screenshot courtesy of Henley & Partners) He

Twitter is selling MoPub to AppLovin for $1.05 billion

67TechCrunch / 8h
Twitter announced Wednesday that it would offload MoPub, the mobile ad platform it bought back in 2013, selling the company to mobile game and marketing software maker AppLovin . Twitter paid around $350 million for MoPub back in 2013 and will sell the company for $1.05 billion in cash. MoPub helped Twitter bring in around $188 million in revenue last year, according to the company. Twitter previ

The Polaroid Now+ is only a slight update, but the add-ons are worth it

Mashable / 9h
Sometimes you want vintage vibes, but the ease of modern tech. As a classic analog camera with instant print photos that can also pull off advanced creative tricks while connected to an app, Polaroid's new Now+ is the best of both worlds — even if Polaroid has already released most of its features before. The Now+ made me feel like the artistic director of a 90s shoot and a spontaneous VSCO girl

Daily Crunch: Leaker releases huge cache of Twitch data, promises more to come

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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 6, 2021. We have an absolutely packed newsletter for you today. So no jokes up top from us, just a note that we’ve put out the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS , and it’s looking mighty fine. – Alex Announcing the f

New Nest Thermostat Feature Could Substantially Lower Your Electric Bill

How-To Geek / 9h
Google is preparing to launch a new set of Nest Thermostat features to help you save money—and the planet. Wrapped within a free service called Nest Renew, these new features are currently invite-exclusive, though they should roll out over the coming months. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Simulated AI creatures demonstrate how mind and body evolve and succeed together

TechCrunch / 9h
Artificial intelligence is often thought of as disembodied: a mind like a program, floating in a digital void. But human minds are deeply intertwined with our bodies — and an experiment with virtual creatures performing tasks in simulated environments suggests that AI may benefit from having a mind-body setup. Stanford scientists were curious about the physical-mental interplay in our own evoluti

Apple Will Require Apps to Make It Easy to Delete Your Account

Gizmodo / 9h
Deleting a third-party app on your Apple device isn’t exactly rocket science—in fact, it’s as easy as clicking a button. But just because you delete the app doesn’t mean that the account you set up within that app is gone for good. Starting Jan. 31, 2022, Apple will be requiring third-party developers to streamline… Read more...

Jabra Owner Is Buying SteelSeries Because Gaming Is $$$$

57Gizmodo / 9h
The past two years have seen a huge amount of buyouts and mergers in the gaming industry, and now GN—parent company of well-known audio brand Jabra—has agreed to purchase gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries. Read more...

Wife Sues Hospital to Treat Husband With Ivermectin, Then Husband Dies

1KFuturism / 9h
A man who was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator for COVID-19, and whose wife later filed suit to force the hospital to treat him with ivermectin, has died. The man, Jeffrey Smith, was first admitted to the intensive care unit at West Chester Hospital in July. In August, his wife sued the hospital to force it to treat then-intubated husband with ivermectin, a horse dewormer that’s become the

This Scary-Looking Robot Can Walk and Fly

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100+Futurism / 9h
Get It Off Me Researchers at Caltech have opened the doors to hell and allowed a creepy robot that can walk on two spindly feet and even fly to enter our world. The terrifying biped, called LEONARD (LEgs ONboARD drone), or LEO for short, is basicically the bottom half of a humanoid robot strapped to a flying drone. The researchers’ goal wasn’t to come up with the next mass-marketable invention, b

Samsung Galaxy S22 may be delayed with Galaxy S21 FE taking its place in January

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
After months past the point we expected to see it launch, we still don’t know the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE release date, but a new leak suggests it could come in January – and that the Samsung Galaxy S22 has been delayed. We’ve heard plenty about the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, including several reports that it may have been canceled , so hearing it may come in January isn’t a total surprise. A new leak

WHO recommends first malaria vaccine for kids as young as 5 months

Recommends Malaria•
SlashGear / 9h
The World Health Organization has recommended the protein-based recombinant malaria vaccine RTS,S for use with kids who live in places with moderate and high transmission risk. The organization announced its recommendation today, stating that there should be “widespread use” of this vaccine with children following a smaller pilot program in select countries. RTS,S has the distinction of being the

I 'Returned to Theaters' and All I Got Was a Newfound Appreciation for Staying Home

200+Gizmodo / 9h
As vaccination rates have increased, I’ve been able to do something in the past few weeks I’ve not been able to do for over a year and a half : go sit in a dark room for several hours that is not in my own house, and see a movie. Things have changed, of course —there are still masks (albeit fewer than you’d hope),… Read more...

One America News founder claimed he started network at AT&T’s request

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Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: One America News Network ) A Reuters report published today with the title "How AT&T helped build far-right One America News" alleges that the telecom giant played a significant role "in creating and funding OAN, a network that continues to spread conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and the COVID-19 pandemic." While there's no evidence or allegation that AT&T played a dir

Nobel awarded for making common, cheap chemicals into catalysts

Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Proline is a common amino acid. It's also an effective catalyst. (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) Platinum is a ferociously expensive metal that is difficult to obtain and purify. Most of the small supply we produce every year isn't put to use for its properties as a metal. Instead, it's used as a catalyst for producing a variety of chemicals—and for cleaning up your car's exhaust. Everythi

GM is upping its investment in charging infrastructure to increase confidence in EVs

TechCrunch / 9h
General Motors will be upping its investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure by nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars, in a bid to lure drivers who may otherwise be leery of charging availability to EVs. The automaker said it would spend nearly $750,000,000 through 2025 in order to create more access to public, home and work chargers. The investment also has significant implicati

Who Is 'Whistleblower Aid', the Group Helping Frances Haugen Blow the Whistle on Facebook?

43Gizmodo / 9h
Facebook is in the midst of its biggest crisis to date —an impressive feat, no doubt, given the litany of crises preceding it. It’s a safe bet that trust in the company has hit its lowest point in its 17-year history. Still, anyone second-guessing the significance of the recent whistleblower revelations about Facebook… Read more...

New study confirms families are flocking to vacation rentals

The Points Guy / 9h
It’s a trend TPG has been telling you about for more than a year now: Families have discovered the benefits of vacation rentals. Airbnb and Vrbo saw upticks in rentals of homes that can accommodate more people in both 2020 and 2021, suggesting a rise in family travelers seeking space to enjoy each other’s company outside the confines of a traditional hotel room combined with extended weekends fac

Try to fix Valve’s Steam Deck at your own peril

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Engadget / 9h
Valve has long been a proponent of open hardware and software , but its latest video makes a case to the contrary for the upcoming Steam Deck . The game company has posted a Steam Deck teardown video that shows how to pry open the handheld console while simultaneously urging you to keep the system shut. It's certainly possible to get in — it's just that you might just cause more problems than you

Adidas Xbox 20th Forum Tech sneakers honor the elder console

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SlashGear / 9h
In the trailer you’re about to see, Microsoft launched a new pair of sneakers with Adidas. These sneakers are a “partnership 20 years in the playing”, looking back on the past couple of decades of the existence of Microsoft’s one and only gaming console. This first consumer release is just that – the first – there’ll be more revealed “over … Continue reading

Google Flights adds new feature that displays estimated carbon emissions for trips

Google Flights Emissions•
TechCrunch / 10h
Google launched a new feature on Wednesday that shows users the environmental impact of flights. Starting today, users will see carbon emissions estimates for nearly all flights in the search results. The estimate is visible next to the price and duration of the flight. Google notes that the new feature will allow users to factor carbon emissions into their decision alongside cost or timing when

One-day only: Telstra knocks AU$240 off the Apple Watch 6

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
We’re just one day away from the Apple Watch 7 becoming available, and that means deep discounts on the Apple Watch 6 are highly likely to arrive as well. Telstra has done just that, and for this month’s Telstra Day, you can get the Watch 6 for AU$509 – that’s a AU$240 discount off its usual retail price. And of course, there’s big savings on smartphones available today too. For the Android crowd

WHO Endorses 'Breakthrough' Childhood Vaccine For Malaria

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100+Gizmodo / 10h
The fight against malaria, one of the world’s worst diseases for decades, is likely to get much easier as the World Health Organization has endorsed the wide use of a malaria vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline, the first ever to win such approval. The vaccine will be recommended for children in sub-Saharan Africa… Read more...

The enduring appeal of what are you listening to videos

Mashable / 10h
Ten years ago Ty Cullen uploaded the original "Hey You! What Song are you Listening to? NEW YORK" video to YouTube . Today we are once again asking, what are you listening to? When Cullen's video was first posted, it inspired filmmakers all over the world to take to the streets to ask strangers what they are listening to . With more people back on the street, it's only fitting that what are you l

You Should Eat Salads for Breakfast (Wait, Don’t Leave)

Lifehacker / 10h
Let me start by saying that I have nothing against a greasy bacon-egg-and-cheese. As someone who contains multitudes, however, I have also been fully convinced by the case for eating salad for breakfast . They’re filling, simple, and most importantly, they help me kickstart my day with a slight superiority complex.… Read more...

Medtronic's Insulin Pump Controllers Are Vulnerable to Hackers

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Gizmodo / 10h
Medical device maker Medtronic has expanded its recall of remote controllers for its MiniMed 508 and MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps. The reason? The devices are a potential cybersecurity risk. According to the Food and Drug Administration , unauthorized people could hijack the devices to alter how much insulin is… Read more...

Sky’s ‘Something Magical’ looks set to be a huge 4K TV reveal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
We might not have much longer to wait before Sky’s “something magical” event , but that hasn’t stopped rumors from swirling in full force. Ahead of Sky’s 9am meeting event on Thursday, October 7, some publications have posted about the possibility of a new set-top box and a 4K TV. According to What Hi-Fi? , the Sky Q Box might be a dish-free Sky experience that will allow you to access your Sky s

Samsung Galaxy S22's chipset could support ray tracing

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A new leak suggests a Samsung Exynos chipset could get ray tracing tech, meaning the company’s next flagship phone series – the Samsung Galaxy S22 , expected in early 2022 – could be powered by Exynos silicon with this feature. Ray tracing renders more dynamic (and true-to-life) lighting and reflections in computer graphics, and is mostly used as a benchmark feature for top-end computers renderin

Whoa: American Allowing Name Changes On Tickets Through January 2022

35View from the Wing / 10h
American Airlines has created a ‘special exception policy’ to allow name changes on tickets through January 31, 2022. Here are the details. Continue reading ...

Among the Stars chronicles daring space mission to repair physics experiment

Ars Technica / 10h
Experience the mission to repair the Advanced Mass Spectrometer (AMS) aboard the International Space Station in Among the Stars , an original documentary series now streaming on Disney+. It's problematic enough when something goes wrong with a complicated, $2 billion physics experiment on Earth. Those challenges are considerably greater when said physics experiment is on the International Space S

Twitter tries warning its users about Twitter

Mashable / 10h
In case you weren't aware, things on Twitter can get a little, well, intense. So cautioned the social media platform in a limited test it started rolling out Wednesday to iOS and Android users. The new prompts, according to one example provided by the company, will appear below certain tweets and warn any user considering diving into the replies. "Ever want to know the vibe of a conversation befo

Twitter is testing prompts that warn you when a conversation has bad vibes

100+TechCrunch / 10h
If you’ve ever tweeted something innocuous that went on to kick off a firestorm of unwanted attention, you know full well that people on Twitter will fight about anything and everything — it’s the internet’s premier destination for high-speed, low-information opinion slinging, after all. Twitter has been working on ways to tone down the toxicity that the platform is known for, and the latest expe

Video Shows Scoundrel Drawing Graffiti on USSR Space Shuttle

Futurism / 10h
Derelict Space Shuttle The Soviet Union’s ambitious plans to get its Space Shuttle rival off the ground largely failed after the collapse of the communist state in the early 1990s. The USSR’s second Buran-class shuttle, dubbed “Burya,” is now rotting inside a derelict warehouse near the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It’s been sitting there since at least 2002 , an important relic of the Sovi

Operators Let Oil Pipeline Gush Into Ocean for Hours Without Shutting It Off

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200+Futurism / 10h
Delayed Reaction Last weekend, a leak in an oil pipeline off the coast of Orange County, California spilled about 144,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean and onto beaches and wetlands. The leak already prompted California officials to declare a state of emergency in the area and launch a criminal investigation. Now, NBC News reports that a lot of the damage could have been avoided altogether.

New Russian Law Threatens Space Journalists With Foreign Agent Designation

Gizmodo / 10h
The Russian government is moving to clamp down on reporting about its state space corporation Roscosmos or its space program in general, Ars Technica first reported on Wednesday , by forcing any journalists who touch a laundry list of topics to declare themselves as “foreign agents.” Read more...

Box Shield will soon be even better at fighting ransomware

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The cloud storage provider Box has announced that it has added new capabilities to its security control and intelligent threat detection solution Box Shield to better protect businesses from ransomware . With this latest update, Box Shield can now reduce the risk of ransomware by scanning files in near real-time as they are uploaded to Box. These new capabilities in Box Shield leverage deep learn

Google adds sustainability info to Maps and Search

Mashable / 10h
Google this week introduced several ways for individuals to make sustainable choices, whether lowering their carbon footprint, supporting clean energy, or taking eco-friendly actions. "When people come to Google Search with questions about climate change, we'll show authoritative information from sources like the United Nations," Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog announcement

Report: Letitia Wright Continues Anti-Vaccine Stance on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Set

400+Gizmodo / 10h
The Hollywood Reporter published a story today about the industry’s divided and frustrated response to keeping casts and crews safe during filming when certain members of projects forgo receiving covid-19 vaccinations—and the chaos positive cases are having on productions over and over. The trade alleged that Letitia… Read more...

How to Survive a Party When You Don't Know Anyone

21Lifehacker / 10h
You know the feeling. You’ve been invited somewhere. Somewhere fun, where there’ll be food and tasty beverages, potential hook-ups, and the promise of not staring at the walls of your own abode for a couple more hours. But the only person you’re guaranteed to know is the host—who will be busy making introductions… Read more...

Steam Deck teardown tells you exactly how to be bad

SlashGear / 10h
Today the folks at Valve went ahead and tore down their next-generation portable gaming device Steam Deck. The Valve Steam Deck is not exactly like your average DIY PC build. Instead, it’s more like… you COULD open it up, but you probably shouldn’t. Valve’s video is like a parent saying to a child: I know this looks fun, but DON’T … Continue reading

Intel finally reveals a real image of an Alder Lake CPU, leaving renders behind

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
After many leaks and renders, Intel has finally revealed the first official image of a 12th Gen Core processor on Twitter. Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Client Computing Group Gregory M. Bryant posted a tweet of a factory engineer holding up two Alder Lake CPUs. There hasn’t been much change between this design and the first engineering sample leaked nearly a year ago. T

Meet the artificial kidney prototype that functions on blood pressure alone — Future Blink

Mashable / 10h
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) demonstrated a functional prototype of an artificial kidney that could replace the need for dialysis machines.

Is the one thing that makes the iPhone 13 Pro worth it, worth it?

Mashable / 10h
The iPhone 13 Pro's cameras are too good to be true — but does that alone make the phone worth it?

What Is Functional Fitness, Anyway?

Lifehacker / 11h
Over the past few decades, “functional” fitness has been seen as everything from a niche practice to a trend to a joke. The styles of training that call themselves “functional” vary as well, from pushups and lunges to work with kettlebells and barbells. So what is functional fitness really ? Read more...

Twitch confirms data breach but remains silent on scope

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SlashGear / 11h
Earlier today, we heard a rather shocking report which claimed that Twitch may have suffered a massive data breach. The report even went so far as to claim that the “entirety” of Twitch had been leaked, and indeed, the supposed hacker behind that breach published a 125GB torrent filled with information including Twitch’s source code and the payout details for … Continue reading

AT&T is reportedly One America News' primary financial backer

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400+Engadget / 11h
Telecoms have long been accused of trying to skew politics , but a new report suggests AT&T might have gone further than most. According to The Verge , Reuters reports that AT&T is a major backer for One America News Network (OAN), a right-wing media outlet YouTube temporarily banned last November for spreading misinformation. While multiple TV providers carry the channel, an OAN accountant testi

From the Bay to the Bayou: 10 places that are steeped in Filipino American history

500+The Points Guy / 11h
There are four million Filipinos in the United States, the third-largest Asian Pacific American (APA) group in the country. Yet the legacy of this community is often left out of American history books despite their long presence in the U.S. To help highlight their enduring history and important contributions to the country, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) designated Octo

Cannabis ‘mother’ compound CBGA beats CBD at treating seizures

SlashGear / 11h
As the public perception of cannabis (‘marijuana’) evolves and laws in many states follow, researchers are once again studying the drug for its potential medicinal benefits. Among the possible conditions alleviated by cannabis compounds is epilepsy, the subject of a new study from the University of Sydney’s Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics. Though CBD is the most popular cannabinoi

Twitter tests warnings about 'intense' conversations on iOS and Android

Engadget / 11h
Before you jump into a feisty Twitter thread about Sora being the last Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character , you may eventually see a warning about the potentially heated conversation. Today, the company said it's testing a "Heads Up" feature on iOS and Android that'll serve as a helpful PSA. (Twitter said it was in the works a few weeks ago .) On top of the intensity warning, there's also a scr

StudyStream gives students a place to study live with thousands of others

31TechCrunch / 11h
Still can’t wrap your head around people wanting to watch others play video games on the internet? Here’s another one that might bend your brain a bit: people are watching other people study on the internet. While it’s easy to miss if you’re a few years out of school, there’s a whole internet community built around studying and how to (hopefully) study better — one filled with Discords, subreddit

How to Check Which Websites Can Access Your Location in Google Chrome

How-To Geek / 11h
In Google Chrome, websites that you’ve allowed to access your location can see your location on your future visits without your permission. If you’d like to review this list of sites, we’ll show you how on desktop and Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Firmware update brings new Conversation Boost feature to AirPods Pro

Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Apple's AirPods Pro. (credit: Jeff Dunn / Ars Technica ) On Wednesday, Apple began updating all AirPods models (AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max) to firmware 4A400. While the normal, non-Pro, non-Max AirPods don't appear to have gotten much from this update, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max received new "Find My" features, and AirPods Pro now support a feature called "Conversation Boost

Twitch source code, creator earnings exposed in 125GB leak

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100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Live video broadcasting service Twitch has been hit by a massive hack that exposed 125GB of the company's data. In a 4chan thread posted (and removed) Wednesday, an anonymous user posted a torrent file of the data dump. The dump contains the company's source code and details of money earned by Twitch creators. Twitch admits to breach but is unsure of

NASA Quietly Signals That Boeing’s Spacecraft Is Going Nowhere

500+Futurism / 11h
Getting Impatient NASA gave a routine astronaut assignment announcement on Wednesday. But reading between the lines, it seems that the space agency is throwing some serious shade at one of its top contractors. Astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada were reassigned and will now serve as commander and pilot, respectively, of the Crew-5 SpaceX launch next year, according to NASA . That’s routine en

A Bitcoin Mining Operation Started a Secret Power Plant, It Did Not Go as Planned

37Gizmodo / 11h
A There Will Be Blood -style drama unfolds in Canada, where a Bitcoin mining operation illegally tapped an unused natural gas well near a wealthy neighborhood in Alberta. The company Link Global might have gotten away with pilfering gas, if not for noise complaints from area hot tub owners. This story has everything. Read more...

GM aims to build Netflix-sized subscription business by 2030

60TechCrunch / 11h
General Motors said it expects its in-car subscription services to generate nearly $2 billion in revenue this year and will reach as high as $25 billion by the end of the decade, an amount the company said Wednesday will put it in the same league as Netflix , Peloton and Spotify. The automaker has 16 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. and Canada. About a quarter of those vehicles — 4.2 mill

Webtoons' Adorable Wayne Family Adventures Is Becoming a Live-Action Series

39Gizmodo / 11h
Though Wayne Family Adventures , DC and Webtoon ’s weekly comic that follows the adventures of Batman and his unruly children , only began publishing online a few weeks ago, the Webtoon-exclusive series quickly amassed the sort of gargantuan readership that traditional comics publishers dream about. Read more...

The Difference Between a Will and 'Payable on Death' Account (and When to Use Them)

Lifehacker / 11h
When you die, sorting out your estate can take over a year. For that reason, you might want to consider converting some of your bank accounts to “payable on death” (POD) accounts, which give your heirs quick access to those funds. PODs shouldn’t necessarily replace the comprehensive estate planning that you get with a… Read more...

Microsoft launches Windows Package Manager on Windows 11

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Microsoft has announced that version 1.1 of Windows Package Manager is now available on Windows 10 and the recently launched Windows 11 . The command-line tool , which is also known as Winget , exited beta with its official release back in May at Microsoft Build 2021. Over the last few months, the software giant's developers have been busy making improvements and adding new features to Windows Pa

A guest star on 'The Office' shared a delightful Steve Carell story from 'Blood Drive'

25Mashable / 11h
There's one thing fans of The Office repeatedly hear from people who've worked on the show: Steve Carell is freakin' great. Carell's former colleagues have gushed about his talent, professionalism, and respectful nature many times before — both on the Office Ladies podcast and in The Office (The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History) book — and we have another positive

Apple says apps must offer a way to delete your account starting in early 2022

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22Engadget / 11h
Developers who let users create an account in their iOS , iPadOS and macOS apps will soon have to offer people a method of deleting their accounts in apps too. Apple says that as of January 31st, all app submissions (including updates) will need to include the option. The company announced this requirement alongside other App Store guideline changes at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in

United CEO talks travel: Boeing 767s will return to JFK, future of 50-seat regional jets uncertain

200+The Points Guy / 11h
United Airlines just saw its strongest bookings week since the start of the pandemic — suggesting that the setback airlines saw from the rise of the delta variant is beginning to recede (other airlines saw similar improvement). It came as the airline was receiving media coverage and praise from around the globe for its vaccine mandate, which saw more than 97% of employees vaccinated , and just a

On the eve of No Time to Die, a look at Bond cars past and present

50Ars Technica / 11h
Is this 1964 Aston Martin DB5 the most famous movie car of all time? Maybe. [credit: Ted7/The Petersen Museum ] The sports car is as intrinsic to 007's character as a vodka martini or that license to kill. At the start, long before James Bond went from page to screen, he drove a Blower Bentley, the equivalent in 1953 of tooling about today in a Toyota GT-One . The move to motion pictures meant dr

Flying in Canada? You’ll have to be fully vaccinated even if you’re traveling domestically

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1KThe Points Guy / 11h
As the United States debates whether to require air travelers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 , our neighbor to the north just implemented a sweeping vaccination policy for travel. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter ! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Oct. 6 that all people 12 and older traveling by rail or air in Canada must be ful

Beyond Good and Evil 2 job listings show the game is still in the works

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
A handful of job listings for Beyond Good and Evil 2 show that the game is still in active development at Ubisoft. Ubisoft has recently posted listings for a range of roles on the Beyond Good and Evil 2 team, which range from programmers and animators , to technical artists , to a development tester . The roles are based at a range of Ubisoft’s studios in France, Germany and Spain. Overall, the j

WHO approves the world's first malaria vaccine

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57Engadget / 11h
In a landmark announcement today, the World Health Organization has recommended the use of the first-ever malaria vaccine . RTS,S, also known as Mosquirix. Specifically, the WHO says it should be deployed for children in sub-Saharan Africa and other areas where with moderate to high malaria transmission. The announcement follows in the footsteps of huge vaccine advancements around the COVID-19 pa

Far-Right Network One America News Was Almost Entirely Funded by AT&T, According to Court Records

100+Gizmodo / 11h
One America News, the network for conservatives that have wriggled down the far-right rabbit hole so deep they think Fox News is anti-Donald Trump propaganda, is reportedly largely run on the dime of AT&T and its former subsidiary DirecTV. Read more...

The best Pokemon GO bonus trick left un-fixed

SlashGear / 12h
This month we’ve got a great opportunity to make use of the best un-fixed trick in Pokemon GO. The trick has to do with what trainers have called “Encounter Stacking”, and it fits perfectly with a pair of happenings here in the month of October of 2021. If you’ve already encountered one Audino with Field Research, don’t fret! This still … Continue reading

‘Fantasy equity’ NFT game wants you to spend real money buying fake shares of real startups

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55TechCrunch / 12h
The meme-ification of ownership and the wild acceleration of private startup valuations have led us to this moment where a former VC firm associate has built a crypto marketplace designed for “fantasy startup investing,” where users spend real money buying fake shares — in NFT form, of course — of real startups. The game, which launches out of closed beta today, is called Visionrare and founders

Downgrading and product changing: What to do if you want that Sapphire Preferred 100,000-point sign-up bonus

The Points Guy / 12h
Shortly after I received a 50,000-point sign-up bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card in 2016, the Chase Sapphire Reserve launched with a 100,000-point sign-up bonus (neither offers are currently available). It was so popular that the issuer temporarily ran out of metal to make the card. Although tempted, I hesitated to apply for the new card back then. Unfortunately, Chase has since instit

You might want to wait to install Windows 11 on your gaming PC

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Windows 11 is finally here, and while it's genuinely pretty great, it's still early days for the new operating system with some kinks to work out – especially when it comes to PC gaming. Tom's Hardware did a whole load of tests around gaming performance on Windows 11, primarily surrounding two security features: VBS and HVCI. Both involve virtualization, so they're particularly heavy on CPU perfo

Confirmed: Chase Sapphire Preferred 100K Points Offer Ending

49One Mile at a Time / 12h
It’s being reported that the best credit card bonus that we’ve (arguably) ever seen is about to end. As confirmed by TPG (who quotes a Chase spokesperson), the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card welcome bonus of 100K points will be pulled today (Wednesday, October 6, 2021) . If you don’t yet have the card, now is the time to apply . Not only are we seeing a best-ever bonus on one of the most popular

8 Things to Do to Make Your Attic Livable

Lifehacker / 12h
One way to add value—and living space—to your home is by finishing your attic. While it may not seem like the ideal office, playroom, or guest bedroom in its raw, unfinished state, you can make it just as cozy as the rest of your living space. Before you get started, though, let’s talk through some of the common… Read more...

What Is Dithering in Computer Graphics?

How-To Geek / 12h
You might have come across the word “dithering” when using a graphics or image editing tool. Despite the funny name, dithering plays an important role in ensuring images appear correctly onscreen and in designing retro gaming art. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla Quietly Hikes the Price of Its Most Popular EVs

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How-To Geek / 12h
Over the last year, we’ve seen several price increases for some of Tesla’s most popular vehicles, and yesterday another one arrived overnight. The last time we saw Tesla increase prices was to the base Model Y back in July, but now two of Tesla’s best-selling EVs are getting another bump. Starting today, the most affordable Tesla starts at $42,000. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Your Wi-Fi May Feel Faster on a Windows 11 Laptop---Here's Why

How-To Geek / 12h
Microsoft confirms that it’s adding Wi-Fi Dual Station support to Windows 11, a feature that will significantly improve wireless internet performance on laptops equipped with compatible hardware, specifically Qualcomm FastConnect modules with 4-Stream DBS. Or in plain English, your crappy Wi-Fi may feel a lot faster on a Windows 11 laptop. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Danger of Letting Facebook Off the Hook Like Big Oil

200+Gizmodo / 12h
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has rocked the company with distrubing revelations about how the social media giant knows it harms its users, speaking to the media and in front of members of Congress this week to lay out the case that Facebook is doing damage to its users. Read more...

Pokemon teams with Universal Studios Japan for expanding theme park experience

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SlashGear / 12h
After several delays associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Super Nintendo World finally opened at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka earlier this year. Universal Studios Japan is wasting little time planning expansions to that park, announcing a Donkey Kong-themed expansion just a couple of weeks ago. Now, Universal has inked a deal with the Pokemon Company for what is presumably another … Continu

Study finds common cancer drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms

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SlashGear / 12h
A new study reports that a common cancer drug can be used to restore cognition and memory in mice with Alzheimer’s symptoms. The research was recently published by scientists at the University of British Columbia. Among other things, the mice that were treated with this drug performed better in tests designed to evaluate memory and the ability to learn. Dementia … Continue reading

Pinterest rolls out new shopping features for advertisers

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TechCrunch / 12h
Pinterest is rolling out new features for advertisers and brands to promote their products to users on its site. The launch marks the company’s latest initiative to grow online shopping and advertising on its platform. A new “slideshow for collections” feature pulls products from brands’ catalogues and automatically turns them into a “collections ad.” Pinterest notes that this new feature will he

How to upgrade to Windows 11, whether your PC is supported or not

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39Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / You name it, we've tried installing Windows 11 on it. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Windows 11 is here. And now that you've had time to read our full review , you might be thinking about installing the upgrade on your own PC. We think most people should wait a few months to give Microsoft time to iron out Windows 11's biggest new-operating-system bugs and finish releasing updates for Wind

OpenStack gains new momentum, as deployments increase during the pandemic

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20TechCrunch / 12h
OpenStack , the open-source project that gives large enterprises and public cloud providers the tools to run their own AWS-like private clouds in their data centers, today announced the release of OpenStack 24. Codenamed Xena, the release focuses on polishing many of the system’s sharper edges. It’s no secret that the OpenStack project, which now falls under the umbrella of the OpenInfra Foundati

Driving AI innovation in tandem with regulation

TechCrunch / 12h
Will Uppington Contributor Will Uppington is the CEO and co-founder of TruEra . The European Commission announced first-of-its-kind legislation regulating the use of artificial intelligence in April. This unleashed criticism that the regulations could slow AI innovation, hamstringing Europe in its competition with the U.S. and China for leadership in AI. For example, Andrew McAfee wrote an articl

The Cybertruck Is Now the Cheapest Tesla

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1KFuturism / 12h
Cheapest Tesla Tesla recently increased the price of its Model 3 and Model Y, with prices starting at a respective $54,990 and $41,990 before incentives. Strangely enough, that makes the entry level Cybertruck , a much bigger vehicle starting at $39,990, the cheapest Tesla customers can order today, as Teslarati points out . Even the Model 3 Standard Range Plus variant, which is the second cheape

Russia Bans Journalists From Covering Its Space Program

93Futurism / 12h
Media Crackdown Last week, Russia passed a new law that’s already severely restricting the waning freedom of the press within the country. The law expanded previous press restrictions to ban any independent coverage of Roscosmos , Russia’s space agency, and the space industry at large. Now, any media organizations or writers who continue to write about the space industry will be declared “foreign

With return of ‘Report a Problem’ on App Store, Apple invites public to help fight fraud

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20TechCrunch / 12h
Apple is making a change to its App Store by returning the “Report a Problem” link to App Store product pages across iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey devices. The link offers an easy way for users to report issues they’re having with an app, including whether it contains offensive or illegal content, or whether it was attempting to scam consumers out of their money. Apple had removed the cons

Marvel's What If Season 1 Finale Found a Time and Place for Everyone

23Gizmodo / 12h
Surprisingly, the season one finale of Marvel’s animated Disney+ series—“What If... the Watcher Broke His Oath?”—managed to bring the show’s debut to a satisfying close by foregoing any pretense of being about what might happen. Instead, the episode shifts focus to what’s actually happening in the moment... at a time… Read more...

The Difference Between Captions and Subtitles (and Why It Matters for Netflix's 'Squid Game')

61Lifehacker / 12h
Everyone may be watching Squid Game —but are they really getting it? Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the South Korean dystopian drama has hit Netflix’s top spot in 90 countries , been subtitled in 31 languages , and dubbed into 13—a real global sensation. It’s part of a larger trend in which English-speaking audiences in… Read more...

How to Install Windows 11 on an Unsupported PC

41How-To Geek / 12h
Windows 11 has strict system requirements, but there are ways around them. For example, it requires at least an 8th-generation Intel, AMD Zen 2, or Qualcomm 7 or 8 Series CPU—but you can install Windows 11 on PCs with older CPUs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You can be a digital nomad and live in Croatia paying just $600 a month in rent

200+The Points Guy / 12h
Even as we slowly work our way out of the pandemic and resume normal activities, there are certain behaviors that took hold in the last 18 months that won’t go away. Remote employment is one particular aspect of life during the pandemic that seems to have been become something that many workers enjoy and don’t want to see end. For more TPG news delivered to your inbox each morning, sign up for ou

Candace Owens vs. American Airlines: Something Everyone Left Or Right Can Agree On

View from the Wing / 12h
There's one thing that we can all agree with Candace Owens on. When a route gets cancelled, American Airlines has to provide a refund. Everyone agrees except, it seems, American Airlines. Continue reading ...

Battlefield 2042: Cross-play and cross-gen explained

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Battlefield 2042 is releasing on next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, PC, as well as last-gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One. EA’s Dice has added support for cross-play and cross-gen upgrades, though you'll have to make sure you've bought the right version of the game to enable the latter. Cross-play will allow players from different platforms to play online with each other, while cross-gen refe

Archaeologists Uncover More Secrets in Ancient Greek Tomb Containing 'Nestor's Cup'

33Gizmodo / 12h
Archaeologists recently analyzed partially cremated remains from a necropolis on the north side of Ischia, a volcanic island off the coast of Italy. In new research published in PLoS ONE, the team reveals that a tomb once thought to belong to one person actually contained three. Read more...

Black Friday prices live at Amazon: $109 AirPods, $219 Chromebook, $25 Echo Dot

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Black Friday-worthy deals from Amazon in November? Yes, please! The retail is kicking off the holiday shopping season with its Epic Deals sale, which includes record-low prices on best-selling tech, including AirPods, TVs, laptops, smart home devices, and more. See more of today's best Amazon Epic Deals We've sorted through today's offers to bring you the best pre-Black Friday deals from Amazon b

Why emerging technology founders should tackle the hardest problems first

21TechCrunch / 12h
For the last decade, battery chemistry company Sila has been working to replace the graphite anode in lithium-ion batteries with silicon, a material that’s easier