Monday, November 08, 2021

Monday Technology News and More

14KMashable / 6h
Sometimes our older pets have a little trouble with stairs, and YouTuber Liam Thompson took it upon himself to help out — by making his own cat elevator. The Auckland-based creator has made a huge name on the platform for his DIY creations, including a robot butler , a secret door , a 150-foot waterslide on a sand dune, and a casual rollercoaster in his backyard . But his videos featuring his pet

Swimm Raises $27.6M IP•
200+TechCrunch / 3h
Every development team needs documentation to help onboard new developers and track the details behind the project. If you’re producing an external API, it’s even more critical to have good instructions on how to implement it, but it’s traditionally an area that most programmers don’t love keeping up with. That’s where Swimm , an Israeli startup, comes in. It’s created a solution to prompt develo

the United States US•
It’s a huge day for travel , as the United States’ nonsensical travel bans have ended as of today (Monday, November 8, 2021), instead being replaced by a new vaccination requirement for foreign visitors. Furthermore, as of today unvaccinated Americans face more stringent testing requirements when returning to the United States. Let’s go over all the details of what has changed. United States ends

Engadget / 7min
Paramount+ is bolstering its soccer bonafides with the addition of another notable league. CBS Sports will be the exclusive US rights holder for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL) in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons, with 57 matches airing across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network each season. Most matches will stream on Paramount+, but some will air exclusively on CBS Sports Network. The W

SlashGear / 7min
As the Niantic Lightship platform launches globally, Niantic takes their next big step toward augmented reality and real-world metaverse dominance. They’re releasing a set of Niantic Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit tools for creators, and announcing Niantic Ventures will invest $20 million USD in “companies building the future of AR.” This platform releases to developers “the vault of t

Engadget / 14min
WhatsApp group chats may soon behave more like Discord servers. WABetaInfo and The Verge have learned WhatsApp is developing a Communities feature (initially spotted at XDA ) that lets administrators unite group chats under a larger umbrella. You'd have a top-level Community chat with smaller group chats tied to it — for instance, you could have a Community for a college course with study group c

Lifehacker / 20min
Many moons ago, my wife bought a pair of rockin’ cowboy boots. The boots were undeniably cool, but they sat in their box for years: untouched, unloved, frequently forgotten. When she finally decided to sell the boots, we were quickly and rudely reminded that selling your old stuff is a tremendous hassle, not to… Read more...

100+Futurism / 25min
It’s not every day that Tesla decides to contact regulators about a serious issue with its self-driving software. Late last month, Tesla reported an issue with its Full Self-Driving software to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), officially recalling nearly 12,000 affected vehicles. The timing of the recall couldn’t be worse for the company, as The Washington Post points o

TechCrunch / 28min
By the time CapitalG signed on for Webflow’s Series B, the no code web design service was already profitable – a rarity for an early-stage company. It was a good position for the company and investors alike. For CapitalG, it was clear that the startup was already on the right path. And for Webflow, it meant a bit of leverage and – perhaps more importantly – an opportunity to be choosier about who

SlashGear / 29min
Nintendo today revealed the Black Friday deals it’ll be offering when the time comes later this month. Nintendo is typically hesitant to give games and consoles any kind of discount, making Black Friday one of the few times to buy each year. Unfortunately, many of these deals are similar or even outright the same as sales we’ve seen in years … Continue reading

Gizmodo / 40min
Good news! This week’s Doctor Who figured out that having two plotlines is much clearer than having 84 . Not really bad but just kind of fine news! It’s maybe still not quite learned how to focus in its return to a serialized format, however. Read more...

In a social media ecosystem facing mounting pressure to combat fake news and polarization, Telegram is the most permissive disseminator of content — and disinformation.

Black Friday lands on November 26 this year, but that hasn’t stopped mega-retailer Amazon launching some excellent deals ahead of time. One of the biggest names to crop up amongst these early Amazon Black Friday deals is Razer, the brand behind some of the best gaming accessories money can buy. Premium Razer gaming headsets , including the Razer Nari Ultimate and Hammerhead True Wireless, have be

Gizmodo / 46min
China’s Shijian-21 spacecraft, a satellite with the stated purpose of cleaning up space junk, has an orbital companion, but we’re not entirely sure what it is. Read more...

How-To Geek / 51min
If you have a Windows 11 PC and you don’t know which edition of the operating system you’re running—Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, or otherwise—it’s easy to quickly check. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

200+The Points Guy / 51min
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34Wired / 52min
Facebook might aim to build an all-immersive digital matrix, but Niantic CEO John Hanke tells us that what he plans to do is take reality—and make it better.

Black Friday AirPods deals are live at Amazon's early sale, and we've just spotted the best bargain yet. Just today, Amazon has Apple's powerful AirPods Max on sale for a record-low price of $429.98 . That's a massive $119 and $20 less than the previous all-time low. So the big question is, do we think the AirPods will drop further in price during the official Black Friday 2021 sale? Thanks to ex

Lifehacker / 56min
At the risk of sounding British (one of my greatest fears), I find myself saying “ it’s tea time ” no less than eleven times a day. Especially when the leaves change colors–literally or metaphorically, depending on where you are–there’s nothing better than curling up with your warm drink of choice. Read more...

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Gizmodo / 58min
Noted tax-lover Elon Musk is the latest entrant in Texas’ Wild West energy market. The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is now officially licensed to sell electricity to retail customers in the state through a company called Tesla Energy Ventures. Read more...

Embraer Energia Four•
The environment is becoming an increasingly important topic for airlines. Not only are we seeing airlines take delivery of more fuel-efficient aircraft and offset emissions, but we’re also seeing the development of all new aircraft technology. In September 2020, Airbus revealed zero-emission commercial aircraft concepts . Now Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has unveiled four new aircraft

Alder Lake Nvidia 3080•
We reported a couple of weeks ago that Nvidia looks set to release an RTX 3080 Ti laptop graphics card, and thanks to a fresh Geekbench leak there's further weight to add to that speculation. VideoCardz reports that an unspecified HP Omen laptop is equipped with an Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU alongside Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU. Some of these also listed 'Nvidia Graphics Device' for

Gizmodo / 1h
When Comic Book Workers United , a new union composed of Image Comics salaried employees, announced its formation last week , it was unclear whether the comics publisher would voluntarily recognize the new organization and begin negotiating a new contract addressing some of CBWU’s concerns and objectives. So far, Image… Read more...

You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. Let’s be real — one of the reasons our pets are such perfect companions is that they don’t talk. Can you imagine if your tabby had full-on sentences to add to those death glares? But considering pets can’t talk, it’s still not hard to figure out what they want. There’s something from Chewy for every furry

TAKE 50% OFF: The Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro will help ensure every meal is cooked to perfection, and for a limited time, it's on sale for $199.99 — half off its regular price of $399. After a year and a half of limited dining out, we all deserve a restaurant-quality meal. Precision cookers can help make every home-cooked dish taste like it came out of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen. By circul

Wind Solar Meet US•
Wind and solar power could meet around 85 percent of US electricity needs, according to a paper published in Nature Communications . Batteries, capacity overbuilding and other storage options could increase that figure. A blend of wind and solar power should be enough to meet most of the current energy needs in "advanced, industrialized nations," according to the study . Researchers from the Univ

Black Friday is still a few weeks away but the deals are already starting to roll in such as these huge savings on AndaSeat gaming chairs. You can save up to $500 on these chairs by heading to Amazon and AndaSeat's official store . Superhero fans among you will want to nab AndaSeat's Marvel collection deal which nets you over 50% off its Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Ant-Man chairs a

We're now seeing early Amazon Black Friday deals , such as this excellent offer, which cuts £130 off the Asus Chromebook Flip . While Black Friday itself isn't until November 26 , it looks like Amazon isn't hanging around, and this could very well be one of the best Black Friday Chromebook deals we'll see. With a 2-in-1 design, this is a great convertible Chromebook that can be used like a tradit

Musk Tesla Twitter•
500+Futurism / 1h
Tax Bomb Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a wildly unexpected splash over the weekend when he announced that he would make a decision on whether or not to sell roughly $21 billion in Tesla stock based on the results of a Twitter poll — which ended with the majority of people voting for him to sell. Despite Musk suggesting that he was selling the stock in order to “ pay taxes personally ,” his move still

Disney+ 13 IMAX Shang-Chi•
24TechCrunch / 1h
Disney+ is bringing IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio across 13 Marvel movies on its platform on November 12. The new format means that viewers will see smaller black bars in certain scenes. The company says IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio is 1:90:1 and offers up to 26% more picture for select sequences. It’s also closer to the typical 16:9 ratio of TVs. The 13 movies available at launch include the Disn

Gizmodo / 1h
For a decade, me and many other disabled people have watched ads for smartphones that promised to improve accessibility with slick, cutting-edge, and life-changing tech. Let’s be honest: historically, there has been a lack of awareness on behalf of tech companies toward those with disabilities. But in the past five… Read more...

Microsoft Arc Mouse•
Enlarge (credit: Microsoft ) Foldable screens have allowed for some wacky phone and PC designs over the past few years. As bendy tech continues to trend, Microsoft wants to bring the fold to the wireless mouse. According to an international patent spotted by German tech site WindowsUnited , Microsoft is exploring the idea of a "foldable mouse." The patent is listed on PatentScope, a service from

OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man•
OnePlus has a new PAC-MAN phone to sell you – or give you, depending on how good you are at the original game. In part to promote the continued availability of the OnePlus Nord 2, and in part to continue the brand’s tradition of interesting brand-name crossovers, this new Nord device features details from the arcade classic PAC-MAN. This new … Continue reading

If you’re anything like us, the holiday shopping season never really gets easier. It always seems to sneak up when you’re unprepared and making your gift list is often an arduous process. Despite the warm feelings this time of year brings, it can be awash with stress as you try to find the right gifts for the right people, all while trying to stay within budget. But hopefully our annual holiday g

Twitter is one of those apps that can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. You can use it to tune in to a stream of news updates and call it a day, or you can really get into it by creating and curating lists, bookmarking Twitter threads, and hosting Twitter Spaces. No matter how you use Twitter, there… Read more...

Save 31%: Ready to finally make the switch from cable? The Roku Ultra is on sale for $69 at Amazon. Down from its list price of $99.99, that's a 31% savings as of Nov. 8. It's 2021, which means many of us are subscribed to at least three different streaming services . Maybe you won't actually be missing much if you ditch that cable service you barely touch. If you've been feeling ready to cut the

You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. The holidays are one of the busiest times of year for travel. We’ve been down this road before — traffic, delays, long waits. Thankfully, you can make holiday travel less boring and more productive with the right tech to stream funny videos at your fingertips or blast through deadlines. To breeze through

SAVE $190: If you have trouble finding the space to store all your games, Western Digital's 18TB hard drive should do the trick for you. As of Nov. 8, you can get one at sale at Amazon for $339.99, which is $190 off the original price of $529.99. All gamers know the pain of the "storage shuffle." It's the moment when you finally run out of precious storage space and have to make the painful decis

AMD has unveiled a new line of datacenter GPUs that supposedly blow the competition out of the water for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. Successor to the AMD Instinct MI100 range, the Instinct MI200 series is said to deliver up to 4.9x better performance than Nvidia A100 GPUs in a supercomputing context, reaching 47.9 teraFLOPS. For AI training workloads, meanwhile, the most powerful

The Marriott Bonvoy program is, on paper at least, head and shoulders about the Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards offerings. Those other two don't even guarantee late check-out, let alone promise that suite upgrades will be provided when a standard suite is available. In practice, though, Bonvoy doesn't live up to its promises. Continue reading ...

Watr Launches ESG Algorand•
38TechCrunch / 1h
With COP26 negotiations in full throw this week, the climate is probably the highest up the global agenda it’s ever been. And as the world slowly emerges from the global pandemic, more people are talking about re-writing the rules of trade, not just to unblock the clear inefficiencies made manifest by the Evergreen Suez-blocking debacle, but also to help the planet escape the disaster of an incre

Most Android phones give you quick access to the phone and camera from the lock screen. If you prefer different shortcuts, Samsung Galaxy phones allow you to customize them. We’ll show you how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

As Pixel 6 orders slowly make their way to customers, reports of “faulty” or unresponsive fingerprint readers are becoming incredibly common. We offered three easy solutions to this problem shortly after the Pixel 6 launch, but now, Google is offering some official tips to get your Pixel 6 fingerprint sensor working. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

There is a lot to love about Disney Plus, and this month both new or returning customers can get a pretty great deal on the streaming service. For a limited time, Disney is offering a one-month subscription to Disney+ for only $1.99, compared to the regular $8 price. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Enlarge / The new LGA1700 socket used for Alder Lake CPUs is taller than Intel's previous sockets. (credit: Intel) It's a tough time to build a PC. Graphics cards remain the biggest headache when you're trying to put together a computer, as they have been all year—supply is low and prices are stratospheric. But it has been particularly tough if you're trying to put together a PC on a budget, both

Point One Navigation•
Drivers who spend any time commuting in a new car or truck have likely experienced ping ponging — a phenomenon when a vehicle equipped with an advanced driver assistance system has trouble centering itself in a lane and bops back and forth until it finds that sweet spot. Point One Navigation jumped on the scene in 2016 with technology that eliminates that and other problems that occur when a vehi

Gizmodo / 2h
Despite contributing to the overall gutting of New York’s traditional cab system, recent reports suggest Uber may be turning to yellow cabs for help. Read more...

Not content with waiting around any longer, a vast number of early Black Friday deals are now available at Amazon UK. Now up for grabs until November 16, included are some lowest prices yet on a couple of popular Amazon devices as well as savings of up to 40% on select products from Sony, Bosch, Shark, Oral B, and many more. View the full early Amazon Black Friday sale Let's start with the headli

McAfee Investor Group•
The long and winding history of cybersecurity software company McAfee took another interesting twist today when an investor consortium consisting of six investment firms announced that they were purchasing the company for $14 billion. That purchase amount is based on a stock price of $26 per share, which the company said represented a 22.6% premium on the stock’s closing price last Thursday. It’s

SAVE 75%: Happy Disney+ Day — new and eligible returning subscribers can get their first month of Disney+ for just $1.99 now through Sunday, Nov. 14. It's one of the many perks and events the Walt Disney Co. has in store for its streaming service's second birthday. Say what you want about the Terrible Twos, but Disney+ is entering its second year of existence with a bang. Now through Sunday, Nov.

The IHG® Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes an array of accommodation options across 17 brands — from iconic luxury hotels like Six Senses and InterContinental to longtime dependable brands like Holiday Inn and Candlewood Suites. With more than 6,000 properties around the world, IHG offers a diverse portfolio of hotels for members to earn and burn their points according to their personal travel

Gatik Walmart Arkansas•
Walmart is already using autonomous delivery vehicles without safety drivers, the retail behemoth revealed today, though don’t expect one to turn up outside your house any time soon. Instead, the fully driverless trucks – which have been operating for several months now – are filling in an altogether more predictable route, shuttling groceries between a fulfillment center and a nearby … Continue

PlayStation Europe•
Sony has just launched the PlayStation Direct online store in Germany, with plans to roll the new website out across Europe in the coming weeks. Launching just ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals period, the PlayStation Direct website could potentially make it easier for consumers to buy a PS5 . As reported by VGC , the official PlayStation Germany Twitter account put out a tweet ann

TGJA Ultimate 2021•
The Golden Joystick Awards is celebrating 50 years of video games this year and is set to answer the age-old question: which game is the greatest of all time? The prestigious awards show, which is presented by GamesRadar+ , will pit the likes of Halo: Combat Evolved , Grand Theft Auto V , and Super Mario 64 against each other in a fight to see who will be crowned the ‘Ultimate Game of All Time’ b

71Gizmodo / 2h
Were you worried that Eternals ’ middling reviews would somehow affect Marvel’s ability to make millions upon millions of dollars? Let me put your mind at ease. The movie, which debuted this past Friday, earned $71 million domestically over the weekend, a staggering amount of money that’s almost certainly still managed… Read more...

Disney has announced that it is upgrading 13 Marvel movies to IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio on Disney+. What does IMAX without the giant screen actually mean? Basically, you’ll get a slightly taller aspect ratio when watching these movies, which will shrink the black bars along the top and bottom of the screen. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

As venture capital totals grow in Latin America , the region is about to see its leading champion go public. Nubank’s IPO is coming into closer focus after the Brazilian neobank filed privately to list its shares in both the United States and its home market, later releasing a public IPO filing . One investor in the company that caught our eye for its Latin American investments is QED . As it tur

26TechCrunch / 2h
Tesla shares dipped by 4.5% on Monday morning after CEO Elon Musk asked his 62.8 million social media followers whether they supported him selling 10% of his company stock — despite the fact that he was likely going to sell a block of his shares anyway. Around 58% of respondents voted in favor of the proposal, which received around 3.5 million votes. He said in a follow-up tweet that he would “ab

Microsoft Defender•
Microsoft has announced it is adding a selection of useful security features to its Defender for Endpoint on Linux offering. In addition to antivirus (AV) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) abilities, which have been generally available since January 2021, Defender for Endpoint on Linux gained threat and vulnerability management (TVM) capabilities , earlier this year in June, 2021. “With r

Looking for a new smartphone this Black Friday ? You may find the best Black Friday phone deal for you a whole two weeks in advance of the big sale, as Amazon's first wave of early Black Friday offers have landed. The early Amazon Black Friday deals have begun today, and we've seen discounts on five handsets from Xiaomi in these new offers. These include the Poco F3 5G , Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S, Re

Amazon Black Friday deals are now live, even though we've still got a few weeks to go until Black Friday itself – which is on November 26 – but judging by some of these brilliant deals, we're certainly not complaining. Amazon has cut the prices of a range of excellent laptops, mainly from Asus, including a huge £300 off the Asus ZenBook 14 , a stylish thin and light that's a great alternative to

When we think of depression, we tend to imagine a person who is sad for an extended period of time. And although it’s true that sadness is often a key symptom, depression can also present itself as irritability. The same is true for your teenager, although in their case, because they are also experiencing mood swings… Read more...

Glasgow GW Fossil COP26•
Gizmodo / 2h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — The biggest presence at the United Nations climate talks this year appears to be people in the pocket of Big Oil. A report released Monday finds that more than 500 lobbyists and others with ties to the fossil fuel industry are participating in the UN talks, either as members of trade industry… Read more...

Regeneration Three•
Enlarge / A whole three-banded panther worm from the muscle transgenic line, where the muscle cells are glowing green. (credit: Lorenzo Ricci) In 1961, Osamu Shimomura and Frank Johnson isolated a protein from jellyfish that glow green under UV light. Corals, too, can fluoresce in a wide range of hues, thanks to similar proteins. Now, scientists at Harvard University have genetically modified the

In the hotel world, there’s a lot of news . Like, a lot . This week, a new report showed that as of the third quarter of 2021, there are more than 590,000 hotels rooms in the pipeline in the U.S. alone — and then there’s the rest of the world. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . I truly wish we could write about every single hotel opening, ne

METAL GEAR Solid 2 3•
Konami is removing a couple of Metal Gear Solid titles from digital storefronts and platforms for the time being due to licensing issues. Unless you can find a physical copies of them, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are no longer available to buy. The publisher said it's "working on renewing the licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game."

Good news for anyone in the market for a security camera to keep an eye on your property; Amazon has slashed a third off the price of the Blink Mini indoor security camera , reducing it to just £19.99 from £29.99 . This is the best deal we’ve ever seen for the home security camera, beating the prices we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year, making it incredible value and we may not see

Gizmodo / 2h
Hermit crabs move into other animals’ discarded shells as shelter, because the ocean is a treacherous place, full of hungry predators. Half a billion years ago, another creature evolved the same defensive strategy, suggests new fossil evidence. Read more...

To find someone or something’s age in Microsoft Excel, you can use a function that displays the age in years, months, and even days. We’ll show you how to use this function in your Excel spreadsheet. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

SAVE $150: The Garmin Venu Smartwatch delivers easy music access, personal training from your wrist, and a stylish design. Grab one for only $199.99 — a 43% discount — as of Nov. 8. Smartwatches and fitness trackers will once again be hot items this Black Friday, so if you have one on your to-buy list this holiday season, it's best to grab it early. Luckily, there are tons of deals on top fitness

SAVE $70: This Honeywell Home smart thermostat can help you save energy and money. As of Nov. 8, it's on sale for $99, which is 41% off the original price. As cold weather creeps in, so does a higher energy bill if you're the type of person who likes to run the heat all day. You don't have to sacrifice your warmth to lower your energy costs — you can just invest in a smart thermostat. The Honeywe

SAVE $80.04: The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer can replace multiple other kitchen appliances in your home. As of Nov. 8, it's on sale for $319.95 (original price: $399.99) at Best Buy. If you have an air fryer, toaster oven, and a food dehydrator, chances are you don't have a lot of counter space left. The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer can replace all of them — and it's on sale as an early Black

24TechCrunch / 2h
Sebastián Vidal Contributor Sebastián Vidal is the chief innovation officer at Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust and former executive director at parallel18 . Business is booming in Latin America: Startups raised $9.3 billion in the first six months of 2021, and the region has produced a record number of unicorns, including Nubank, Rappi and iFood. The growth has caught the eyes

METAL GEAR Solid 2 3•
A pair of iconic Metal Gear Solid games are about to vanish from digital storefronts. Konami has announced that it will be delisting Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater from various digital stores beginning today, with several different versions disappearing. The good news is that these removals should only be temporary, as … Continue reading

22TechCrunch / 3h
Popular meditation app Calm is introducing a new ‘Premium Family’ subscription plan that includes up to six accounts. The new offering is now available globally for $99.99 per year, whereas a premium individual plan costs $69.99 per year. Everyone in the plan will get their own personal account that will allow them to track their progress, celebrate personal milestones and select their favorite m

Gizmodo / 3h
The Pixel 6 is easily one of this year’s best phones, but it ain’t perfect, and now Google is defending the slightly slower speed of the Pixel 6's fingerprint sensor, saying it’s part of its efforts to provide increased security. Read more...

It's now just a couple of weeks until the big Black Friday weekend, and yet, we're already seeing retailers go live with their sales. One of the latest to do so is the phone network iD Mobile. In iD's Black Friday event, the retailer is offering savings of up to £170 . This spans everything from the latest Apple iPhone 13, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, and more affordable devices including the iP

In a world where so much of our lives revolve around digital services, giving someone a virtual gift no longer has a stigma attached to it. For gadget-lovers who seemingly have everything, or someone getting an exciting new piece of hardware this holiday, digital gifts can help them get even more out of things they own and love. This year, we’re including time-tested music and TV streaming servic

Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here . I also

Fishing gear seller Angling Direct is taken offline by hackers - and redirected to an adult site.

80% Three Salesforce•
Every e-commerce site has three strikes before being abandoned by the majority of consumers - for good, new research has claimed. Salesforce's latest “Connected shopper” report, surveyed 1,600 global shoppers and more than 1,000 retail executives, finding that four in five (80%) shoppers would abandon a retailer after three bad experiences. What’s more, with the pandemic pushing more and more con

You can get an absolute bargain on the previous-generation Kindle Paperwhite in today's early Black Friday deals at Amazon - currently retailing for just £79.99 (was £149.99) . That's a whopping 47% off and almost half price for a 32GB Kindle that's still a fantastic e-reader for 2021. What makes this one particularly good value (as opposed to the latest version) is that it's a larger 32GB capaci

India SV Zoomcar Raises•
20TechCrunch / 3h
Zoomcar said on Monday that it has raised $92 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its car-sharing marketplace to many new nations and explore the public markets next year. New York City-headquartered SternAegis Ventures led the eight-year-old startup’s Series E financing round, the two said. Bangalore-based Zoomcar, which has raised $207 million to date, allows users to rent ca

While the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have received mostly positive reviews, the devices aren’t without problems. The fingerprint scanner is slow, and Google appears to have an excuse for the problem. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you live somewhere that gets snowy winter weather, you might see quite a few people put covers over their AC units when they are done using them for the season. Maybe you do it, too. But should you? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

20Lifehacker / 3h
If you hate digging through Windows 11’s menus to find a tool or setting tucked away in the Control Panel or System Settings, try turning on the hidden Master Control Panel feature—or as it’s better known: “God Mode.” Read more...

58Gizmodo / 3h
You might think being thrown thousands of years into the future and having to save the remnants of the Federation was enough action for the Discovery crew to contend with, but it looks like season four is going to give the ship—and her new Captain—even more mayhem to deal with. But for all the action , Discovery ’s… Read more...

“One minute you get scammed, another minute you’re having the best time of your life, making billions of dollars.”

SoftBank Vision Fund•
43TechCrunch / 3h
SoftBank lost some investing preeminence in recent years as names like Tiger and a16z rose to new heights thanks to rapid-fire deal-making and eager willingness to prepay for startup growth. But as SoftBank continues to cut checks from its Vision Fund 2, we’re still seeing results trickle in from the time when the Japanese conglomerate was the world’s key startup backer thanks to its megasized Vi

Disney Marvel IMAX•
IMAX Expanded Aspect Ratio will launch on Disney+ in the very near future for a select set of movies. IMAX and tech partner DTS worked with Disney+ to bring the branded “IMAX Enhanced” experience to the streaming platform. Disney+ will be the first streaming service to have access to this IMAX Enhanced system of delivery, starting with a set of … Continue reading

Black Friday is fast approaching and the great deals are alreday starting to drop such as these early Black Friday OLED TV deals to be had at AO. Thanks to AO's early sales you'll be able to save up to £800 on the best OLED TV out there, the LG C1 OLED, as well as get great savings on a huge range of OLEDs from Philips and Sony too. If a new OLED is a little outside your price range then we'd sti

Need a powerful laptop with a killer battery life and a lightweight design? There’s no better option than Apple’s M1 MacBook Air, a device that’s so power-efficient it doesn’t need fans. The M1 MacBook Air is $200 off at Amazon and Best Buy, reaching its lowest price yet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

40TechCrunch / 3h
YouTube is looking to give its TikTok rival, Shorts , a competitive advantage. The company confirmed it’s expanding a recent global test that defaults the YouTube mobile app to open directly in Shorts if the user had previously watched Shorts videos before exiting. In other words, instead of being taken to the YouTube homepage when you return to the app, you’d be dropped into the short-form video

Iberia Dallas Washington•
Iberia has announced three routes to the United States commencing in April 2022 — one is all new, one was announced pre-pandemic but was never launched, and one was launched pre-pandemic but was suspended. These new services complement Iberia’s existing destinations in the United States, which include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Iberia adding Madrid to Dallas flight Iberia

If you're looking for a holiday gift for that budding chef in your life (or if you want another useful tool in your own kitchen), it's worth taking a look at Anova's Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro. The gadget, which aims to make sous vide cooking a breeze, is currently $200 on Amazon — $199 off the regular price. It's not quite the lowest price we've ever seen for the gizmo, which was $199 , but

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FunNow is a booking app for spontaneous people. For example, you can reserve a manicure or restaurant seat and head right over. As people start to spend more time outside their homes, FunNow is prepping itself for expansion into more countries. The Taipei-based company announced today it has closed a Series B of $15 million. The round was co-lead by Perfect Hexagon Commodity & Investment Bank and

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Since credit card sign-up bonuses remain the best way to rack up a large number of points and miles, it’s critical to understand the various application restrictions from major issuers. New to The Points Guy? Want to learn more about credit card points and miles? Sign up for our daily newsletter . One of the most imp

Reviewing VPNs can be a tough business, especially when we're doing our six-monthly in-depth technical investigations of dozens of top providers. But we put in the work, because it's important. And, well, it's our job! And although we've reviewed most of these VPNs many times before, the industry is always moving, changing, updating, so there's always something new to learn. Here we'll talk about

Early Amazon Black Friday deals have started to arrive with amazing deals on its most popular devices, like this incredible two-for-one deal on the 3rd gen Amazon Echo Dot – even though Black Friday 2021 itself is still a few weeks away. The Amazon Echo Dot has become a revolutionary device, bringing smart home functionalities into millions of homes. The 3rd gen Echo Dot improved on the 2nd gen m

For months on end, WhatsApp has teased its multi-device feature—a feature that will let you use WhatsApp on your computer even if your phone isn’t constantly connected and nearby, with up to four devices. (And all your messages will still be protected using end-to-end encryption.) WhatsApp has been taking its sweet… Read more...

Gatik Walmart Arkansas•
As promised , Walmart has started doing fully driverless box truck deliveries in partnership with startup Gatik between its own locations on a fixed 7-mile loop, the companies announced . Despite those limitations, the route in Bentonville, Arkansas involves "intersections, traffic lights and merging on dense urban roads," the companies said. It's another shot of good news for the progress of sel

A passenger hanging their hair over their seat back, in front of the passenger behind them, frequently creates a social media stir. And it immediately prompts fiendish dreams of cutting off the passenger’s hair with a pair of scissors. Fortunately the person trying to work on their laptop on a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday had no such impulse - or scissors. Continue reading ...

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Is it too early to say Eternals is doing some setup work for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ? Because Eternals definitely feels like it's doing some setup work for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 . Needless to say, spoilers are a-coming. If you haven't seen Eternals , bookmark this and come back after you've taken care of that. I'll start with the most obvious link: That wild mid-credits scene. Ha

The iPhone 13 Pro is a serious piece of creative kit, especially when it comes to the next-level cinematic camera system. It would be a shame to drop it during a tense scene, but these cases can help prevent damage! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Companies snapping up merchants selling on Amazon to build in more e-commerce economies of scale into the model are on a rapid pace of growth at the moment, fueled in no small part by giant infusions of money from the world of venture capital. In the latest development, Berlin’s Razor Group — one of the more ambitious of the aggregators out of Europe — has now raised $125 million of equity fundin

Netflix iOS Apple tAS•
There’s a lot of talk about what service will be the “Netflix of games.” It turns out Netflix itself wants that title, but the company will need to put its games out individually to make them work on iPhone, which is far less intuitive than the Android release. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

SolarWinds Investors•
A section of SolarWinds investors have reportedly sued the software company's directors, alleging they knew about and failed to monitor the cybersecurity risks to the company ahead of last year’s breach that introduced a vulnerability in the systems of thousands of its downstream customers. The massive cyber-espionage effort that tainted the software supply chain via a rigged update to SolarWinds

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Neutralizing a hurricane as it barrels over the ocean might seem like a dumb idea, but if we refused to indulge seemingly dumb ideas, would we ever have, you know, gone to the Moon, that kind of thing? Yes, hurricanes are unfathomably huge and powerful —but so is, in my opinion, the collective ingenuity of the goddamn … Read more...

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When everything from your phone to your computer to your television can solve the mystery of ‘what time is it?’ a dedicated clock now needs to deliver more novel functionality to justify its existence. For the Author Clock , that involves replacing moving hands and ascending digits with quotes from books that happen to… Read more...

The year isn’t over yet, but most of the interesting smartphones for 2021 have already been launched by now. Market analysts, tech pundits, and smartphone fans who haven’t yet made a purchase this year will undoubtedly be looking forward to what 2022 will bring. If all goes according to rumors, Samsung will be the one opening the new year with … Continue reading

Travel Tpg•
Cruising is back after a 15-month hiatus due to the pandemic, and for a second straight year, we’re giving away a number of awards to worthy cruise lines — as voted on by TPG readers. With the restart gaining steam and a lot of exciting developments on tap for next year, which brands are taking home hardware in 2021? Read on for more details on this year’s cruise line winners. In This Post Best B

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Facebook has become so omnipresent, it’s hard to gauge exactly how much data you’re inadvertently sharing with the social network. The company keeps adding pages upon pages of preferences and settings that make it nearly impossible to keep an eye on who can see your posts and who can access your private information.… Read more...

Gatik Walmart Arkansas•
Autonomous vehicle startup Gatik has reached a new milestone in its partnership with Walmart and within the industry. Gatik said Monday it has pulled the safety operator from behind the wheel of two self-driving box trucks that operate in Walmart’s home turf of Bentonville, Arkansas. This means the startup’s box trucks are driverless on a commercial route — a first for the industry, according to

Calm is now letting you share an account, for more mindfulness across the board. The meditation app has launched a new premium family plan , allowing users to share one subscription with up to five family members or friends — and you don't have to live in the same household. The plan, available globally from Monday, is priced at $99.99 a year in the U.S. and £40.99 a year in the UK — individual C

Speedy Wi-Fi is one of those things, like soft toilet paper, that you just don’t know you need until you invest in it. There’s nothing worse (well, okay, there are worse things) than the dreaded buffering video or lag in an online game. So, what’s the solution? A Wi-Fi 6 router. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Floods, wildfires, sea level rise, and more are all clear-cut examples of the climate crisis. But there are other impacts, including ones you might never expect. Strange ones. Real headscratchers. Read more...

Agrify currently sells computer-controlled vertical farming units for cannabis. But that’s just the starting point for Agrify. The company is quickly going vertical itself, adding features and acquiring more companies as it builds out a total solution provider for the cannabis industry. Cannabis is among the most valuable crops in the United States. According to Leafy’s Cannabis Harvest Report 20

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The holidays are always a good time to help someone upgrade their audio setup, whether that’s earbuds, headphones, speakers or something else. We’ve curated a list of the best sounding gear you can buy right now, with options for true wireless, noise cancelling, immersive audio and more at a range of prices and in a number of product categories. There’s even a set of $20 earbuds that would make a

Cybersecurity researchers have helped fix a critical heap-overflow security vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could be exploited either locally or through remote code execution (RCE) to compromise the vulnerable Linux computers . Discovered by SentinelLabs’ researcher Max Van Amerongen, the vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-43267 exists in the Transparent Inter Process Communication (TIPC) m

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Gal Gadot teases a big part for Lynda Carter to play in Wonder Woman 3 . Matt Smith talks about the odds of him returning to Doctor Who . Plus, what’s to come when the Weeping Angels return to the series, plus what’s next on Ghosts , Nancy Drew , and more. Spoilers now! Read more...

Travel Tpg•
Our first order of business here during Travel Week at the 2021 TPG Awards is to hand out some hardware — namely to those candidates our readers felt were worthy of honors this year. After five weeks of voting — which ran from Sept. 13 through Oct. 15 — the results are in for the readers’ choice awards, and we’re starting with the hotel and travel recipients (before moving onto cruise lines in ou

Staff at NASA appear to need some extra guidance when it comes to some of the most crucial software areas around today, experts have claimed. Academic researchers from the US Naval Research Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, University of New Hampshire, and others, have published a paper to help NASA engineers wrap their heads around key open source terminology and its proper use. The r

NASA SpaceX Earth November•
Enlarge / The launch of the Crew-3 mission spacecraft, shown here, has been on hold since before Halloween. (credit: NASA) NASA and SpaceX plan to return one Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit on Monday evening and launch another two days later, on Wednesday night. The agency's crew flight plans have been in flux since just before Halloween, when weather concerns and then a "minor medical issue" w

Enlarge / Smaller vehicles like the Kia EV6 could benefit from lighter, more energy-dense batteries. (credit: Kia ) Solid-state batteries have been hailed as the Holy Grail for electric vehicles. While that might be an overstatement, they do promise to boost range and slash charging times, bringing zero-emissions vehicles that much closer to parity with their fossil fuel competition. Yet solid-st

Disney+ 13 IMAX Shang-Chi•
Marvel's superheroes are about to get a bit bigger on your TV. Disney+ announced today that it's adding an expanded IMAX aspect ratio for 13 Marvel titles, including Shang-Chi and Black Panther, on November 12th (AKA "Disney+ Day" ). The 1.90:1 IMAX aspect ratio will look up to 26 percent taller than the typical 2.35:1 widescreen format in Marvel films, so those annoying black bars will almost di

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Technology should focus on the complementarity game, not the imitation game.

The IRS announced last week that workers will be able to set aside an extra $1,000 in their 401(k) accounts in 2022. The change was made as part of cost-of-living adjustments to retirement accounts; although, if you have an individual retirement account (IRA), you’re out of luck—contributions will remain unchanged at… Read more...

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With seven weeks left in holiday shopping, e-commerce platform Curated aims to help you find the perfect pair of skis or golf clubs and is attracting additional capital to expand its offerings. Following a hefty $39 million Series B announced in April, the company secured a $75 million Series C in a round led by CapitalG. Joining CapitalG in the round are existing investors Forerunner Ventures, w

Windows 11 received a big graphical overhaul to File Explorer, the Taskbar, Start, and more. Yet it ships with the same old screensavers as Windows Vista, including some dating back to Windows 3.0. Why aren’t screensavers getting more attention? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Docker provides tools to bridge the filesystems of containers and the host operating system running the container, such as bind mounts and volumes. These can be very useful both in development and production environments. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

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COP26 is well under way — and so are the protests . The U.N. Climate Change Conference, running until Friday in Glasgow, has seen world leaders meeting to discuss a global commitment to fighting climate change and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In response, activists have brought these conversations to the streets outside the summit, even skipping school to do so . On Saturday, hundre

German tuning house Mansory has shifted its sights onto the Aston Martin DBX. The results, as expected, are nothing short of extraordinary. We’ve all seen previous vehicle conversions by Mansory, and some are bordering on the extreme with bright livery, ultra-loud exhausts, and monstrous horsepower. It’s essentially the same deal with Mansory’s Aston Martin DBX. Whereas a stock DBX is … Continue

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Methane has been a hot topic at the United Nations climate meeting happening in Glasgow. Last week, more than 100 countries signed on to a pledge to reduce methane 30% by 2030. Read more...

Tiktok Missing Girl•
The hand gesture asking for help led to the rescue of a missing teenager in the US.

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Just over a year after launching its flagship product, Landing AI secured a $57 million round of Series A funding to continue building tools that enable manufacturers to more easily and quickly build and deploy artificial intelligence systems. The company, started by former Google and Baidu AI guru Andrew Ng, developed LandingLens , a visual inspection tool that applies AI and deep learning to fi

At the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, all the travel industry could talk about was COVID-19 vaccines . After a challenging year, hope was finally on the horizon with the arrival and distribution of vaccines. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Getting shots into arms was key to restarting the industry, which had been battered by the v

10 Windows 11 11/10•
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Windows 11 is here, which means that third-party utilities for Microsoft’s brand new operating system are rolling out as well. Some of them bring back features that haven’t been carried over from Windows 10, and some of them add extra functionality on top of Windows 11. Here are the most useful ones we’ve found so far. Read more...

British Airways VA•
The United States’ travel bans have ended as of today, and British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have partnered to celebrate this in a special way. Two special flights from London to New York While British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are ordinarily fierce competitors, the airlines came together this morning to commemorate the return of transatlantic travel to the United States. This is the first ti

Update 1:42pm ET: Amazon's deal on the MacBook Air M1 has expired. Even with the high-powered MacBook Pros now available, we still consider the MacBook Air M1 to be the best Apple laptop for most people. We've seen the notebook go up and down in price this year, but now you can grab it at the best price we've seen. The 256GB model is down to $800, or $200 off its normal price, and the 512GB model

One of the things that many people hate most about getting vaccinations and taking certain types of medication is needles. Any medication that has to be delivered intramuscular typically requires a needle and a skilled medical professional to administer it. However, that may change in the future with a new autonomous robot created by a company called Cobionix, founded at … Continue reading

God of War is coming to the PC , and when the game arrives in January 2022, it won’t just boast Nvidia DLSS support – but also AMD’s rival frame rate boosting tech. As spotted by VideoCardz , God of War PC will come with AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution), with the game shown in a list of titles which are scheduled to benefit from the upscaling tech in the future. This is an official list from

The news isn’t getting any better for small U.S. cities, which continue to bear the brunt of airline pandemic-era network adjustments. United Airlines once again took an aggressive approach to pruning unprofitable regional routes, this week slashing eight small domestic cities from its route map, as first seen in Cirium schedules and later confirmed by the airline. The move comes on the heels of

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Soundbars run the gamut. There are some made especially for gaming, others for small spaces, a few that can be built out over time, and several for those on a budget. The Sony HT-A7000 is the soundbar for someone who won’t settle for anything but the best, so long as they don’t have to go and actually install ceiling… Read more...

As the end of a strange year approaches - with some programs (like Delta SkyMiles, Hilton Honors and Air Canada Aeroplan) just extending elite status and others offering expedited paths to keeping status, I had a look at where I stand and the small steps I needed to be aware of to keep my status or earn higher levels of status for next year. Continue reading ...

Notabene , a New York, NY-based crypto compliance SaaS startup, has raised $10.2 million in a Series A funding round co-led by F-Prime Capital and Jump Capital. The latest investment brings Notabene’s valuation to $45 million. New investors include crypto exchanges Luno and Bitso , who were Notabene’s customers prior to the fundraise, as well as the venture capital arms of Blockfi and Gemini Fron

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For Them announced $2 million in pre-seed funding as it launches its first two products for the queer community: a breathable binder and multi-use intimacy serum. Chloe Freeman, an actor, producer and entrepreneur started the company last year after completing an entrepreneur-in-residence program at prehype. They previously founded a production company, Boycott Entertainment, that raised more tha

With picture-in-picture mode, you can have your favorite video playing over other open windows on your Windows computer. You can use this mode on some of the popular video sites including YouTube and Netflix. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

University of Washington professor Aniruddh Vashisth has developed a new, very strong, and lightweight carbon fiber composite material. This new carbon fiber composite material differs from traditional carbon fiber because it can be repaired repeatedly. With current carbon fiber materials, it’s essentially impossible to repair or recycle the material once it’s damaged. The new carbon fiber compos

Battlefield 2042 Xbox•
Battlefield 2042 looks to be in good stead following its open beta, as EA CEO Andrew Wilson claims feedback has been "overwhelmingly positive" as a result. As reported by GamesRadar , Wilson made the claim during an earnings call with EA investors , and while the overall statement was suitably vague, it indicates that the general reaction to Battlefield 2042 following the beta has been what the c

If you’ve been on the hunt for any early Black Friday PS5 deals , Amazon has bundled together FIFA 22 and the DualSense Midnight Black controller for a discounted price. As part of Amazon’s early Black Friday deals , you can get both FIFA 22 and Sony’s sleek new pad for £106.99 , which is a saving of £22.99. This deal will undoubtedly be popular with football fans who haven’t picked up EA’s lates

Welcome to Travel Week at the 2021 TPG Awards! After kicking things off with Airlines Week , we’re now taking a deep dive into the broader travel industry, including hotels, destinations and cruising. These segments of the industry faced their own unique challenges in 2021, but there’s a lot to celebrate — and a lot to look forward to in 2022. Once again, our team has a variety of exciting conten

It's only the start of November, but Dell Black Friday deals are now coming thick and fast, like this £700 discount on one of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market; the Alienware m15 R4. Ahead of Black Friday 2021 , the Alienware m15 R4 comes with the powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, giving you all the latest Nvidia features like ray tracing , DLSS and Nvidia Reflex. It also feature

McAfee Group $14B Deal•
McAfee’s short spell on the public stock market seems to be ending, as the antivirus company could be going private once again. As reported by Reuters , global private equity firm Advent International, together with a handful of other parties, is negotiating a buyout of the company, reportedly worth more than $14 billion, including debt. Reuters cited two people “briefed on the negotiations,” who

The oracle : compliments of Chase & Sanborn, tea & coffee importers. Advertising pamphlet for W.D. Earnley, advertising Chase & Sanborn coffee. Title from cover. Includes information on palmistry, fortune-telling, horoscopes, superstitions, birthstones and the meaning of dreams. Printed on back: “For sale by W.D. Earnley, 840-842 3rd Ave., Detroit, Mich. Copyright 1897 by the Gray Lith. Co., N.Y.

Sony has the best in-ear and over-the-ear wireless ANC headphones on the market right now, but it also has some of the best mid-range models. A case in point is the recent WH-XB910N over-ear wireless noise-cancellation models, with features like 30 hours of battery life, effective noise cancellation and tech that can amplify your voice on Zoom calls. They're not exactly cheap at $250, but you can

Disney+ Day approaches, but it seems more like a week than a standalone day. The streaming service appears to have lots to reveal this week, kicking off with a discount $2 month for new sign-ups , or it seems, anyone who returns to the fold. And some breaking news: You can also expect to see Shang-Chi and an array of Marvel movies in movie-theater style large IMAX proportions . The 1.90:1 IMAX as

The increasing overlap between the world’s arms trade and the secretive surveillance industry risks damaging US national security and will create the potential for even more abuse unless more accountability is introduced, according to a new study. The research , from the American think tank the Atlantic Council, offers one of the most thorough accountings ever assembled of a booming, cross-contin

The 2022 Acura Integra is an essential vehicle for the Japanese premium automaker. More than about reviving an iconic nameplate associated with nifty handling and high-revving four-cylinder VTEC engines, the incoming Integra will cement Acura’s reputation in the sport-luxury category. If you haven’t noticed, Acura’s resurgence is underway, and it started with the TLX Type S, a sport-luxury sedan

$55M Bzx DeFi Crypto•
A phishing attack has led to a hacker getting their hands on cryptocurrency estimated to be worth about $55 million. The spear-phishing attack on an employee of decentralized finance (DeFi) platform bZx, which allows users to borrow, loan, and speculate on cryptocurrency price variations, gave attackers two private keys that were used by the platform for its integration with the Polygon and Binan

Black Friday is still a couple of weeks away but we're already seeing networks battle it out for the best SIM plans this month. An early contender for the top spot is Lebara offering some of the UK's cheapest SIM plans this Black Friday. The standout offer here is Lebara's 2GB SIM plan which is currently the cheapest SIM on the market, costing roughly half the price of the next nearest competitor

It’s an exciting day for Europeans (and other nationals) who’ve been locked out of America for nearly two years. Nov. 8 marks America’s big reopening to vaccinated travelers, and Delta is celebrating with an early-morning transatlantic network announcement covering much of the airline’s upcoming schedule across the pond. While the announcement doesn’t include new routes, Delta is reaffirming its

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As EV sales increase, supplies of lithium may get tight. So some companies are incorporating cells with sodium, which provides almost as big a charge.

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Covid vaccines alerted to the world to RNA's potential. Now the technology is being used as an alternative to pesticides.

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A 5-minute assessment on an iPad could transform how we screen for dementia—or overwhelm the health care system with worried test-takers.

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Making tea can be a simple as dropping a bag in a cup. But if you want to elevate your tea experience, try a few of our favorite handy gadgets.

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Email isn’t broken—it’s the people who are the problem. But if you start treating it like old-fashioned snail mail, suddenly it makes sense again.

As some of the most popular cryptocurrencies reach all-time-highs, plenty of new users and decentralized app developers are embracing the Ethereum network and quickly discovering that the blockchain remains a pretty crowded place to do business. Ethereum’s insufficient network volume limits have led to slow transactions and prohibitively pricey fees, but it’s a familiar problem for longtime devel

There’s definitely a wrong way to clean your TV or monitor screen. Mess it up and you’ll be looking at scratches, smears, or worse for a long time. Get it right and your display will gleam like the day you bought it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

For several weeks last month, NASA could not continue operations with any of its spacecraft orbiting Mars or operating on the planet’s surface. It was unable to continue operations because of the conjunction that placed Mars on the other side of the sun from Earth. NASA won’t send any commands or data to and from Mars during the conjunction because … Continue reading

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. The Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, which we know as SEMA , has long be

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Electricity is one of those things we only really pay close attention to when it suddenly cuts off. As John Oliver explains at the beginning of Sunday's Last Week Tonight , this has been happening more and more frequently in the U.S. , with extreme weather due to climate change being a major culprit — and due to our increasing electrical use and the added pressure this will place on the grid, it

Move over, Boston Dynamics . Mini Pupper is an open-source robot dog that you can fully customize and build yourself.

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace RTX•
Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards , which are thought to be based on its 'Lovelace' architecture, could be twice as powerful as RTX 3000 models, but also twice as power-hungry, according to the latest from the GPU grapevine. This comes from Greymon55, who is a now regular presence on Twitter when it comes to hardware leaks. Double performance, double power consumption, can you accept it? November

Microsoft OneDrive•
Millions of Windows users could lose access to their online cloud storage within weeks as Microsoft looks to encourage upgrading to the latest software. The tech giant has warned that the OneDrive app will stop syncing with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on March 1, 2022, meaning users only have a few weeks to upgrade to a newer version or possibly lose access to their files. Despite Windows 7 and 8 being

Forza Horizon 5 Game Pass•
Forza Horizon 5 doesn't release until Tuesday, November 9, but that hasn’t stopped over a million players from purchasing the game to gain early access. According to the game’s Hall of Fame leaderboard, over a million players have set times, which suggests that, just from early access sales alone, Forza Horizon 5 has already outsold Sony’s excellent PS5 -exclusive, Returnal . As of July, Returnal

Several days ago I wrote about a fantastic new targeted spending bonus on some co-branded Hilton Honors Amex cards . This is an awesome deal, and in my opinion it’s worth taking advantage of if you’re eligible and able to complete the spending. I wanted to recap this one more time, because there’s now an official page on Hilton’s website about the offer, plus some FAQs . Furthermore, I see a bann

Sneaker fit startup, , has snagged $1 million in seed funding after a b2b pivot. Investors in the round include Cabra VC, Flyer One VC and some unnamed business angels. The US startup, which was founded back in March 2019 by Artem Semyanov (the former head of the machine learning team at Prism Labs ), is now fully focused on selling its fit-tech to e-tailers via an SDK. Neasty’s approac

Slowly but surely, Microsoft Edge is beginning to establish a lead over veteran web browser Firefox, new data suggests. According to the latest figures from StatCounter, Microsoft Edge now holds 3.99% of the market, up from 3.77% at the end of September. And since this time last year, the browser’s share has increased by roughly a third. Mozilla’s web browser, meanwhile, has lost market share in

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Zhiyun Crane M3 Gimbal•
You might already be familiar with DJI's gimbals , but rival Zhiyun actually carries more models — particularly those designed for mirrorless, DSLR and cinema cameras. Now, it has released the three-axis Crane M3 designed for mirrorless cameras, with some interesting new features like a tiny LED light and a built-in screen. The Crane M3 is about the size of a water bottle and offers tilt, roll an

OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man•
Phone makers collaborating with other brands to bring out special editions isn’t an unusual occurrence, but this latest pairing from OnePlus is a bit surprising, as the brand has announced a OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition phone. The company hasn’t actually shown the phone off yet, but has said that it has a dual-layer design on the back cover which incorporates phosphorescent ink allowing it to g

Cybersecurity sleuths have shared details of a large-scale ongoing hacking campaign that exploits a critical, but already patched, vulnerability in Zoho's business password manager , to exfiltrate sensitive information from unpatched servers. The bug, tracked as CVE-2021-40539 is a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that exists in Zoho 's ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus software that provi

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The U.S. formally lifted travel restrictions on Mexico and Canada on Monday almost 20 months after covid-19 pandemic rules were first put in place. It’s just the latest sign that life might be getting back to a pre-pandemic normal for those who are full vaccinated. Read more...

Along with SpaceX, Amazon was one of the companies that sought permission to put a constellation of satellites into orbit to deliver broadband Internet service around the globe. Delivering broadband Internet connectivity from orbit is an ideal method of bringing Internet connectivity to parts of the US that aren’t served by broadband today. However, in many parts of the US, … Continue reading

TL;DR: The Apple MacBook Pro is a portable powerhouse that can do everything you ask, and much more. Ending Nov. 8, the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch 1TB SSD (refurbished) is on sale for $1,149.99 on Woot . Some deals don't last long, and you need to act fast to secure the best price. This is one of those deals, as the discount expires after Nov. 8. So let's cut to the chase. The Apple MacBook Pro

Elden Ring 60Fps HDR•
Elden Ring has a maximum framerate of 60fps on PC – an arbitrary technical restraint that we’ve sadly seen before from several FromSoftware PC ports. The news will no doubt frustrate those who were planning to buy Elden Ring on PC, especially as the game has all the trimmings despite the framerate cap: HDR support, 4K output, and a 60fps performance mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X (thanks, Eurogame

US audiomaker Shure has released its latest pair of true wireless earbuds , the Aonic Free – and they’re the most traditional-looking in-ears we’ve seen from the company yet. That’s because the new earbuds are the first from Shure to ditch the hook-like anchors used to hold its other wireless products, like the Aonic 215, in place, permitting the Aonic Free a more refined, stylish and contemporar

The Switch may be one of Nintendo's most important hardware launches yet thanks to the fact that the company's home and portable interests are now converging in a single platform. Golden Joystick Awards 2021 We're celebrating 50 Years of Games in conjunction with the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 , the world's biggest public-voted games awards show. This year's show will celebrate a milestone in ga

If you need some new wireless earbuds and don't want to splurge on the Apple AirPods Pro , this brilliant early Black Friday deal from Amazon could be right up your street. Amazon has reduced the price of the Panasonic RZ-S500W earbuds to just £99.99 , a huge £50 saving compared to their original £149.99 RRP. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best prices in your region.) These noise-cancelling

Some big early Black Friday deals are already landing – and Adobe has just dropped the best one so far for photographers with its 16% discount on the Creative Cloud Photography plan, which includes both Photoshop and Lightroom. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for deals in your region). Adobe's Photography plan is still the most popular editing bundle for photographers, whether you're looking to spruc

Nintendo Switch Online•
Nintendo Switch Online has now surpassed 32 million subscribers, an increase of roughly 6 million since last year according to a recent management briefing from the house of Mario itself. As reported by GamesRadar , the boost in subscribers to the online service was no doubt helped along by the addition of a higher tier, Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack . This premium tier sets players back

In mid-July we saw a fantastic development to the Citi ThankYou program, whereby it’s possible to transfer points to American AAdvantage for a limited time. In this post I wanted to talk a bit more about that, including my take on whether or not it makes sense to speculatively transfer points, and the odds of this feature being extended. Citi ThankYou adds American AAdvantage as partner For a lim

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Hellbound , the upcoming Netflix series from Train to Busan director Sang-ho Yeon, is getting closer by the day. The Korean horror show, which stars Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, and Park Jeong-min, revolves around a religious uprising brought about by mysterious creatures appearing on Earth to prophesize the death of the living. As we see in the final trailer above, on the day given in the prophecy,

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Chip Shortage Creates•
Low-profile chip makers with aging factories have become surprisingly powerful, leading to industry changes that may outlive the pandemic-fueled supply crunch.

Samsung Galaxy S22•
One of the things that we’re almost certain of with any new Galaxy S model is that it will use a Snapdragon chipset in some parts of the world and an Exynos one in others, but with the Samsung Galaxy S22 range that might not be the case. According to Super Roader (a South Korean leaker and ex Samsung employee) the Samsung Galaxy S22 range will use the Snapdragon 898 in all regions. That won’t be

Motorized bicycles are outselling all-electric cars and have the potential to transform urban transit.

He asked whether he should sell 10 percent of his stock, and Twitter voters said yes. Stock options he was granted in 2012 are “a ticking tax time bomb,” one expert said.

Love fries and chicken wings but worried about the health implications of deep-fried food? Amazon has slashed 25% off the Ninja Foodi Health Grill and Air Fryer AG301UK, which is now down to £149.99 from £199.99 , for today only (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best air fryer deals in your region). This air fryer deal, which is part of Amazon's Early Black Friday 2021 sales , brings it down to

Stranger Things 4 Netflix•
Finally, Stranger Things 4 has been given a launch window for next year – but has Netflix missed a trick over its upcoming release? After what has felt like an eternity, Netflix revealed when we can expect to see Stranger Things season 4 arrive. On Saturday, November 6 – aka Stranger Things Day – the streaming giant confirmed when the show's fourth season would arrive: summer 2022. Check out the

The Amex Offers program has just launched a great new deal for luxury hotel stays. With a new targeted Amex Offers deal, you can save $100 when you spend $500+ at select Mandarin Oriental properties . That’s an awesome deal, as it’s the equivalent of saving up to 20% on a Mandarin Oriental stay (in the right increments) Do be aware of the following terms: Valid for eligible purchases between Nove

SAVE OVER $60: Jabra Elite 75t earbuds are great for working out, commuting, and everything in between. For a limited time, these earbuds (refurbished) are on sale for $79.99 on Woot — over $60 off the list price. Black Friday is aswesome, if you're in the mood to trawl through pages of deals in search for the biggest discounts. This prospect is appealing to serious shoppers, but not everyone is

Disney Plus Day Month•
It's time for Disney Plus Day – the annual event which celebrates the day that Disney's streaming service arrived on the scene back in 2019. As part of this year's global Disney Plus Day celebrations, the service is offering new and eligible returning customers 1-month of Disney Plus streaming for just AU$1.99 / NZ$1.99 / SG$1.99 , which is an absolutely fantastic deal for those who aren't curren

Disney Plus Day Month•
As part of Disney+ Day on November 12th, Disney is trying to tempt folks to its streaming service with an offer of one month for just $2 , it announced . It's available to new or eligible returning subscribers and will cost $8 per month after that, but you can cancel at any time. On top of a cheap month of streaming, Disney has special offers at its parks, including an early 30 minute entry at Di

Motorola Edge Snapdragon•
It sounds like there's a new Motorola phone coming soon, and it might mark the company's first step into a particular niche mobile market, as it could end up being a gaming phone . This comes from Lenovo, the company that owns Motorola, as its general manager posted on Chinese social media network Weibo about the new Moto Edge X. This post was accompanied by a teaser image, which is just a big X,

Future Amazon India•
The Future Retail and Amazon India spat doesn't look like ending anytime soon. A new flank has been opened up with the independent directors of Future Retail Ltd (FRL) writing to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) requesting it to revoke the approval it had given to Amazon-Future Coupons (FCPL) deal in November 2019. In their letter, the independent directors of the beleaguered Future Reta

Fidelity Visa African JUMO•
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JUMO , a South Africa- and London-based company that offers financial services to entrepreneurs and businesses in emerging markets, has raised $120 million in a new round of funding led by Fidelity Management & Research Company. The round, which marks Fidelity’s first investment in an African company, also saw the participation from fintech giant Visa and London-based investment management firm K

Musk Tesla Twitter•
The Tesla boss had promised to honour the outcome of the poll, whichever way it went.

Disney Plus Day Month•
To celebrate its initial launch two years ago, Disney Plus is celebrating Disney Plus Day on November 12. And to kick the party off early, a practically unheard of Disney Plus deal has launched for a limited time only. From now until November 14, new subscribers around the world can sign up for one whole month of streaming magic for the discounted rate of just $1.99 / £1.99 / AU$1.99 . With a rol

The best camera phones are taking better pictures than ever, grabbing loads of detail in photos, shooting 4K and even 8K video, and delivering more zoom than the most versatile DSLR lenses. But not all camera zooms use the same technology, and there are more powerful types of zoom than others. With terms like digital zoom, optical zoom, telephoto, and periscope being used – it can be confusing, b

Chip Shortage Creates•
Low-profile chip makers with aging factories have become surprisingly powerful, leading to industry changes that may outlive the pandemic-fueled supply crunch.

OPPO Series Reno Glow•
Though Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is reportedly working on the next generation of its flagship smartphones, it doesn’t stop the smartphone maker from readying lite variants of previous generations. The company reportedly has a new phone with Oppo Reno 6 Lite moniker in the works headed for a launch in the European market. A quick look at the leaked specs and design is enough to tell that this

One of the best phones of the year so far has been the Xiaomi Mi 11 , the latest top-tier flagship from one of the biggest tech companies in the world. It launched at a premium price, starting at £749 for the smallest-storage version, but that's changed. Not in the UK? Scroll down for Xiaomi Mi 11 prices in your region. An early Black Friday deal from Xiaomi has cut £200 from the asking price of

Disney+ 13 IMAX Shang-Chi•
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Marvel's superheroes are about to get a bit bigger on your TV. Disney+ announced today that it's adding an expanded IMAX aspect ratio for 13 Marvel titles, including Shang-Chi and Black Panther, on November 12th (AKA "Disney+ Day" ). The 1.90:1 IMAX aspect ratio will look up to 26 percent taller than the typical 2.35:1 widescreen format in Marvel films, so those annoying black bars will almost di

South Korean Data US•
South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix will disclose some semiconductor data to the U.S. government, the South Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance said. According to a statement released on Sunday by the finance ministry, South Korea-based chipmakers are preparing for a “voluntary submission” to hand over their internal data to the U.S. Samsung and SK Hynix, however, will not prov

Facebook Brick Meta•
Facebook, with its new identity Meta , is planning to go where it had not ventured before: physical retail stores. Reports now suggest that Facebook is planning to set up its own brick-and-mortar shop to possibly sell its VR headsets, AR glasses, Portal devices and more. According to The New York Times ( behind paywall ) , Meta has discussed opening retail stores that will eventually span the wor

Microsoft Arc Mouse•
As foldable phones are slowly but steadily becoming a regular feature, is it about time to focus on other accessories that can be folded to become transport-friendly? At least Microsoft seems to be thinking so. According to a patent filed by Microsoft, the company may be working on a next-gen Arc mouse. The Arc mouse itself is extremely thin, light and users can bend it while working. However, in

SlashGear / 12h
The writing on the wall for the Galaxy Note has been rumored for years now, even before we got to the point that there would be viable replacements for it. Still, that day never came close to happening, at least not until the day that there was no Galaxy Note phone fo