Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Samsung Taylor Texas•
10KMashable / 11h
Korean electronics giant Samsung is fighting the global chip shortage by building a massive semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas. The $17 billion factory will be Samsung's largest-ever investment in the U.S., the company has announced. The construction will break ground in the first half of 2022, with a target to get the factory operational in the second half of 2024. In total, t

200+Lifehacker / 7h
After a holiday season during which many of us stayed close to home (ahem, 2020), Thanksgiving 2021 is expected to be busy for travel of all kinds . That means highways and airports are likely to be more crowded than at any time in recent memory, and delays and disruptions are inevitable. Read more...

During its 2020 Kickstarter campaign, Arcade1Up mentioned that the Infinity Game Table would eventually offer Clue alongside its suite of digitized board games. And it’s finally happening—Jeff Jones, the Brand Director for Infinity Game Table, now confirms to Review Geek that Clue will arrive as a free game on Cyber Monday, November 29th. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 4min
A manuscript of calculations by Albert Einstein sold at auction yesterday for $14.98 million (13.38 million euros). The famous physicist and his longtime friend and collaborator, Swiss engineer Michele Besso, wrote the papers in 1913 and 1914. Read more...

TechCrunch / 8min
As crypto proponents look to onboard a new generation of users, one of the major consumer onramps has been a host of consumer wallet apps with slick interfaces. Today, Coinbase announced that it is bringing on the team from BRD — a crypto wallet startup that first launched its mobile wallet back in 2014. While the team is transitioning over to Coinbase, BRD’s co-founders say nothing will be chang

400+Futurism / 11min
Review Bombed Never underestimate the power of having your own personal Stan Army. After being sued by JPMorgan for his infamous 420 tweet , Tesla CEO Elon Musk joked about giving the bank a one-star review on Yelp . That’s when his most ardent fans decided to bombard the bank’s Yelp page with bad reviews, as first spotted by Insider . “One star only for their frivolous lawsuits against their bus

Gizmodo / 16min
Ever wondered whether the government is out to get you? Well, if you’re an iPhone user, you’ll now be able to stay abreast of that terrifying information. Read more...

American Express, Capital One and Chase are three of the major players in the travel credit card space . As such, these issuers offer their own travel portals where users can earn and redeem their points and miles for flights, hotels, car rentals and more. Increasingly, these issuers are incentivizing their cardholders to use their travel portal by offering bonus points on bookings. For instance,

TechCrunch / 29min
Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’ve got lots of them. We’re just starting to roll out this year’s gift guides, so check back from now until the end of December for more ! It is, somehow, that time again! Thanksgiving is hours away, which means it’s time to figure out what, if anything, you want to buy on Black Friday. Should you buy anything on Black

TechCrunch / 29min
Architecture and construction have always been, rather quietly, at the bleeding edge of tech and materials trends. It’s no surprise, then, especially at a renowned technical university like ETH Zurich, to find a project utilizing AI and robotics in a new approach to these arts. The automated design and construction they are experimenting with show how homes and offices might be built a decade fro

Mashable / 30min
NASA is looking for non-solar sources of energy to put people back on the Moon, and companies are competing to submit nuclear reactor proposals.

UK Bulb Energy Winter•
On Monday 22 November, Bulb Energy announced that it was entering administration. At the time of the announcement, it was the UK’s seventh-largest energy supplier, with 1.7 million customers and 1,000 members of staff. Due to its size, Bulb will be placed into special administration. This is the first time an energy supplier has ever entered the special administration process, which was only desi

Gizmodo / 34min
John Deere spent the last few months feeding lines about supposed great pay and benefits while 10,000 plant workers went on strike for five weeks. Now that it’s reached a contract agreement with the union, it can breathe easy and release the profits ! $6 billion so far, with $7 billion on the end-of-year horizon.… Read more...

An overload of security alerts can make it difficult for IT and security teams to find pressing threats which is why Google Cloud is adding a new “Mute Findings” capability to its Security Command Center (SCC). SCC is the search giant's security and risk management platform that is used by organizations to manage and improve their cloud security and risk posture. The platform provides visibility

Gizmodo / 40min
After months of negotiations between the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the two organizations finally came to an agreement last month shortly after the IATSE threatened to strike . Though the IATSE’s leadership made the… Read more...

It’s no secret Florida is a popular destination during the winter. The warm weather makes the Sunshine State an enticing option for people seeking an escape from the cold weather that envelops the rest of the United States this time of year. This new deal is going to make it really hard to not book that Florida trip you think about every time you step outside wearing a coat, hat and gloves. Price

Ars Technica / 42min
Enlarge / The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago partnered with microbiologists at Northwestern University to find out why chloroquine kept disappearing from the water in the quarantine habitat. (credit: lan Schein Photography / Getty Images ) Founded in 1930, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is not just a popular tourist attraction. Its staff also aids in worldwide conservation efforts and conducts essential res

Amazon Rivian R1S 2022•
SlashGear / 43min
Rivian preorder customers continue to receive their R1T and R1S delivery estimates, and despite some indications to the contrary, it seems the all-electric SUV is still on track for an early 2022 arrival. Deliveries of the R1T – Rivian’s zero-emission pickup – began earlier this year, albeit in small numbers, as the startup began to produce what has become one … Continue reading

Lifehacker / 48min
The line between private and public information has never been more blurred, whether you blame reality TV, social media, or perhaps a global pandemic steadily chipping away at all of our emotional states. Chances are good that at one point or another, you’ve been guilty of oversharing, which the New York Times … Read more...

TechCrunch / 58min
As many of the top cryptocurrencies seem to temporarily stabilize near all-time-highs, users looking to speculate on tokens that are a bit more volatile are searching across exchanges to find deals. Amsterdam-based startup TabTrader has been capitalizing on this search with a platform that aggregates prices and token availability across dozens of exchanges. While other platforms allow users to lo

Gizmodo / 58min
Instagram chief and one-time Met Gala attendee Adam Mosseri will testify before Congress about his app’s impacts on younger users. While Mark Zuckerberg’s been in the congressional hot seat a few times in the past to discuss the impact of Facebook proper, this is the first time that Mosseri is being asked to testify… Read more...

Dinosaurs have been extinct for over 65 million years, but scientists just can’t let them rest in their colossal graves. Instead, they’re digging up fossils, conducting research, and otherwise changing our understanding of dinosaur biology and culture. Please enjoy these ten newly discovered facts and theories about… Read more...

Cannabis is quickly going to the nerds. As it gradually becomes legal around the world, startups have responded with innovative products from laser-powered water bongs to CNC machined vapes to AI-powered herb grinders. Got a friend who wants to get a bit fancy with it? Give’m the gift of high-tech consumption. Please consume responsibility. Throughout 2021, cannabis companies made major strides o

In this post I wanted to recap my favorite way of earning Amex Membership Rewards points that doesn’t involve credit cards. I’m talking about the ability to earn Amex points for online shopping through Rakuten, and that’s also why Rakuten is my favorite online shopping portal. What is Rakuten? Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make

When it comes to the best Black Friday PC gaming deals, peripherals are always big sellers, so it's no surprise that Corsair Black Friday deals are popping up at major retailers from Amazon to Best Buy. With Black Friday deals rolling out at full tilt, most of the Corsair Black Friday deals we're seeing are probably about as good as they're going to get on a lot of these items, so if you see some

Amazon Mass Effect•
Enlarge / The galactic setting of Mass Effect , as seen in the teaser trailer for the next game in the series. (credit: EA ) Amazon is nearing a deal with Electronic Arts to develop a TV series for the Prime Video streaming service based on the beloved Mass Effect video game franchise . The revelation can be found buried midway through a recent Deadline article about the performance of the recent

One of the PS5’s most interesting features is its removable faceplates, which provide access to internal components and make the console extremely easy to customize. And now, a patent filing shows that Sony could sell its own PS5 faceplates, likely with cool colors and designs. But why hasn’t any other company tried this? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

PLAY Steam 1 Linux•
Do you have games on your Steam account you’d like to share with friends and family? You can do that using Steam’s “Family Sharing” feature. It allows others to access and play games from your library at no additional cost. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Fluffy, Roscoe, Sparky, whatever you named your dog has been itching and licking themself a lot lately. However, you can’t put your hand on what’s causing the sudden change. It’s a good thing you’d do anything to make sure your pet is happy and safe . Did you know that a certain diet or environmental factors can make your dog uncomfortable and even sick? It’s time to put an end to their discomfor

1KFuturism / 1h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a stance against cryptocurrency exchanges in a Tuesday tweet. On Twitter, someone mused about breaking the ecosystem’s “dependence on CEXs like [B]inance and [R]obinhood,” prompting another to quip “not your keys, not your crypto.” Then Musk chimed in, tweeting “exactly” in reply. In simple terms, a cryptocurrency wallet contains both public and private cryptographic keys

Pentagon Defense Ufo•
Gizmodo / 1h
The Department of Defense isn’t ready to give up on UFOs just yet. This week, the Pentagon announced the formation of the new organization called the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group,(AOIMSG) tasked with investigating reports of UFOs (or as the Pentagon prefers to call them, UAPs) in… Read more...

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. There are Christmas lights and there are Christmas lights and I’ll admit I am a sucker for the latter. You know, the ones you can’t drive by without saying “whoa” and slowing down your car to take in the scene. Like me, you may have purposely gone out of your way to drive and see them in the first place. W

A new Twitter account has amassed a following by sharing highly filtered versions of well-known images.

Gizmodo / 1h
This Thanksgiving weekend, there’s a ton of brand new content you can watch with your family, but how much of it is actually about family ? One title in particular stands out and that’s Encanto , the latest film from Disney Animation . Read more...

Here are the best Black Friday deals on headphones and earbuds live as of Nov. 24: BEST DEAL AT AMAZON: Apple AirPods Max are some premium wireless headphones with noise cancellation, a transparency mode, and spatial audio; they've never been this cheap before — $429 $549 (save $120) BEST DEAL AT WALMART: Apple AirPods Pro (our favorite wireless noise-canceling earbuds) are also sitting at their

The cross-section of people who are both Marvel fans and theater kids got an early Thanksgiving treat when Hawkeye premiered on Disney+ with a glimpse of Rogers: The Musical , an in-universe Broadway show about the life of Captain America. Though the glimpse was short, Rogers: The Musical was a bright and thrilling musical extravaganza. It also made the Battle of New York into a chipper number ca

Enlarge (credit: Scharon Harding) Acer chose the Swift 5 as its vehicle for ushering in Windows 11 , and that was a safe choice. With a starting MSRP of $1,100 , up to 1TB of storage, a good port selection, and a more standout keyboard and webcam, it will suit many laptop needs just fine. But "just fine" feels less fine when looking at alternatives that go the extra mile. With similarly priced op

Samsung Taylor Texas•
Gizmodo / 1h
Samsung is putting on its cowboy hat and heading to the great state of Texas to build a massive $17 billion chip factory. Read more...

The word “affair” makes us think of fiery, passionate, physical flings, but not every affair is an in-person tryst. Some are emotional affairs and, unlike their physical counterparts, they can be trickier to identify. Are you getting way too personal with a colleague? Are you making up excuses to see your kid’s cute… Read more...

Are your Delta SkyMiles burning a hole in your digital wallet? Well, big news, Delta Air Lines is currently offering great deals on reward flights to Europe. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . If booked between now and Nov. 30, people can get a round-trip Delta Premium Select flight to a number of European destinations starting at 90,000 mil

Pentagon Defense New•
The Pentagon has established a new group to investigate UFO sightings . The Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG) will succeed the US Navy’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. According to the Defense Department, “AOIMSG will synchronize efforts across the Department and the broader US government to detect, identify and attribute objects of interest i

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

weirdchristmas : I find this unlikely. I know, right, who wears that outfit in November?!?

Gizmodo / 1h
The Russian government has told 13 mostly U.S.-based tech firms that they need to set up local offices in Russia by next year or maybe just get the hell out, according to Reuters . Read more...

Hulu’s perennial Black Friday sale has returned a few days ahead of schedule and is once again offering new and valid returning customers 12 months of access for $0.99 per month vs the streaming service's regular price of $6.99 per month. The deal was spotted on November 23, and should run through Monday, November 29 (a.k.a. Cyber Monday ).That said, we wouldn’t wait too long; it’s easy to forget

When Polestar, Volvo’s standalone, performance electric vehicle brand, launched its first vehicle last year, it came in limited flavor. It was only available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration and cost around $50,000 before incentives. For 2022, Polestar is rolling out a more affordable, single motor, two-wheel drive version of the sedan, that offers many of the features of the dual-m

We asked the Saved by the Bell cast to choose their ideal squad from a list of the most iconic high school characters of all time.

Tesla Full Self-Driving•
The cost of Full Self-Driving just got a little steeper. But unlike past price hikes , this time drivers won't be paying with their pocket books. Driver access to Tesla's troubled Full Self-Driving Beta program, which costs up to $199 per month and does not actually make Tesla cars fully autonomous, now comes with a new, rather revealing requirement. According to Electrek , Tesla is demanding tha

House Gucci Lady Gaga•
Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Jeremy Irons delve deep into who their House of Gucci characters are and what it was like to play the iconic Gucci family.

89Mashable / 2h
You don't need any excuse or reason to watch something uplifting on Netflix, so we're not going to pretend you do. Yes, feel-good movies are always there for us when spirits are low , but even when you're happy you deserve to ride that wave! Turn your frown upside down or fix that grin on firmly with these films. Here are 18 uplifting Netflix movies you can stream right now. 1. Dumplin’ Danielle

Gizmodo / 2h
In yet another example of virtual goods selling for sky-high prices for no discernible reason, an investment firm just dumped roughly $2.4 million on a giant plot of... virtual land. Isn’t the future great?! Read more...

Gizmodo / 2h
Cosplayers who look forward to comics conventions have had it rough during the pandemic, but the community’s spirit is still thriving . A new book, written by io9 alumni Andrew Liptak, spotlights the creative, awesomely nerdy folks who make dressing up an art form. Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who … Read more...

1KFuturism / 2h
Acronym City The US Department of Defense is ramping up its efforts to see if the truth is really out there with a new task force dedicated to studying UFOs. The group, dubbed the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG), was announced on Tuesday via a DoD press release . Its mission will be to “detect, identify and attribute objects of interests” spotted in mi

Does the holiday season feel a bit warmer to you this year? Well, it’s not just that new sweater your grandma knit for you. Climate change has already caused a rise in global temperatures, and arguably led to increasingly extreme weather. While your relatives might not believe it’s as big of a deal as people make it out to be, we want to give you a handy guide to help possibly convince them other

It looks like the PlayStation Plus games for December 2021 may have leaked ahead of Sony’s official announcement. As reported by VGC , the leak comes from the forum Dealabs . According to Dealabs user, Billbill-Kun, the three games that PS Plus subscribers could be getting as part of their subscription in December are the Challenger Edition of Godfall for PS4 and PS5, alongside Lego DC Super Vill

Sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk are two distinct products, but it’s easy to get them confused. They’re both milk that comes in cans, and they’re usually stocked right next to each other, often with the same cute little cow on the label. Grabbing one when you meant to grab the other is not outside of the… Read more...

This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. The hotel pool : It’s a place where many travelers will spend much of their waking (and napping) hours while on vacation. What’s more, it’s often a place you go for some peace and quiet, with the occasional dip in the water to cool off. But as you’ve likely experienced, there are plenty of ways that fellow guests can ruin what is s

Fortnite Chapter C2•
After months of working through the various Seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, it looks like everything is about to come to an end. Epic Games has confirmed that Season 8 will be the last one for Chapter 2, so when that ends, so too will the whole Chapter. Presumably, we’re going to see a massive change to Fortnite‘s map in … Continue reading

If you’re experiencing issues with your Amazon Fire TV apps, clearing the cache can be a solution. We’ll guide you through the process of deleting the temporary files on your Fire TV device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gizmodo / 2h
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City uses roughly 400,000 cubic feet of helium gas in total to inflate its iconic giant balloons. Besides being lighter than air and nonflammable—hence its practicality for balloons—helium is incredibly useful as a superconducting agent, making it crucial to many… Read more...

51Gizmodo / 2h
It could be a rough Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, as parts of Southern California are facing “critical fire weather conditions” over the next few days. The National Weather Service is warning Santa Ana winds will kick up in full force in the Los Angeles area, bringing high fire risk, possible power shutoffs, and risky… Read more...

Instagram Mosseri Congress•
Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram , is set to testify before a Senate panel in December. He'll appear at a series of hearings on online protections for kids that a consumer protection subcommittee is holding during the week of December 6th. “He’s the top guy at Instagram, and the whole nation is asking about why Instagram and other tech platforms have created so much danger and damage by drivin

If you’re the kind of person who waits for Google’s more affordable Pixel A-series releases, it’s time to start getting hyped for the upcoming Pixel 6a. Leaks and rumors suggest that this device will dominate the budget phone space, taking just a few minor downgrades to reach a sub-$550 price point. Here’s everything we know about the Pixel 6a so far. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Voice assistants play a significant part in everyday life. Whether it’s asking for directions, timing a meal, or setting an alarm, so you get up in the first place—Alexa, Google, or Siri, are probably involved in the process. Unsurprisingly Samsung wanted a slice of the pie, but is it wasting its time? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Odds are, you know someone who’s a huge bookworm. Looking to find the perfect holiday gift for them? We’ve got your back! We found the best gifts for readers, no matter whether they prefer physical books or audiobooks, as well as a few picks that are fun and cozy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you’re washing your hands morning, noon, and night (and you should be), you’re likely finding out just how dry your skin can get. Here are 11 awesome overnight creams to help replenish your skin. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Microsoft Windows 11 10•
It's now been over a month since Microsoft released the latest version of Windows but a new survey suggests less than one percent of PC users have upgraded to Windows 11 . According to new research from the IT asset management firm Lansweeper , just 0.21 percent of PC users are currently running Windows 11 despite the fact that it is available as a free update for Windows 10 users. The company's

Gizmodo / 2h
The fall’s product launch onslaught may have slowed down, but now we’re looking ahead to next year. A new Pixel 6 may be joining the lineup, according to 9to5Google . A leaked Pixel 6a spec sheet reveals the mid-range phone’s capabilities, and though it looks like the Pixel 6a will look like its pricier siblings and… Read more...

It may not be Black Friday for another two days, but CD Projekt’s GOG storefront is offering steep discounts on a variety of PC games through the end of the weekend. If there’s a theme to the sale, it’s all about CRPGs. Expect to see titles like Divinity: Original Sin and Divinity 2 as much as 65 percent off. One of the highlights of the sale sees Horizon Zero Dawn discounted by 50 percent to $23

Instagram Mosseri Congress•
Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will testify before the Senate for the first time as part of a series of hearings about online safety for children and teens. Per The New York Times , Mosseri’s hearing will take place on December 6. Mosseri’s upcoming testimony comes after Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote a letter to Facebook (now Meta) CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking that either he or Mosseri part

40Lifehacker / 2h
This isn’t a post about how to avoid scammers on Black Friday (though, there will be plenty of those , so watch out). It’s about how the whole event is an over-hyped, panic-inducing marketing blitz to which we should not subscribe. ( You hear me, Big Retail? I don’t believe those LEGOs will only be $9 off for one day. … Read more...

Editor’s note: TPG founder Brian Kelly is a Bilt advisor and investor. The information for the Bilt card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer. The Bilt Mastercard was launched over the summer and lets home renters pay their monthly lease with a credit card fee free while earning reward points. Aside

21Gizmodo / 2h
Popular body spray brands are being recalled over concerns of a carcinogen contaminant. This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary recall of certain Old Spray and Secret products by Proctor & Gamble, following the discovery of benzene in certain lots. These sprays are not the only consumer… Read more...

Spotlight Hour Pokémon•
A series of raid hour events will appear in Pokemon GO over the next several days. During this series of events, you’ll find some of the most rare and awesome Pokemon in the game, starting with no less than the three original legendary bird Pokemon: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres! These Pokemon will appear in Raid Hour events on Friday, then … Continue reading

Gizmodo / 3h
Churchill, Manitoba, is a staging ground of sorts for polar bears. The bears hang tight there, waiting for sea ice to form on Hudson Bay each winter so that they can go for a hunt for seals. Read more...

Credit: Shahril KHMD/Shutterstock SlashGear is growing, and we’re looking for enthusiastic freelance news and feature writers to join our team. Whether you’re always first to know about the latest gadgets, top of the list when friends and family have a tech question or emergency, or are simply obsessed with what’s happening in the technology, automotive, and science worlds, your expertise could b

IONITY Europe 2025•
Ionity, an electric vehicle fast-charging charging network provider whose owners include Daimler AG and Volkswagen Group, has scored a €700 million ($783 million) investment from BlackRock Global and existing shareholders to expand its footprint across Europe. The company, which was founded in 2017, installs ultra-high-speed EV charging stations. It was launched as a joint venture between a coali

SAVE $300 : As of Nov. 24, one of DJI's newest drones is on sale for $999 . That's $300, or 23%, off its normal price of $1,299 for Black Friday. Combine VR entertainment and filmography. "If you're a bird, I'm a bird." Regardless of Rachel McAdams's bird-hood, you can now be a bird with DJI's First-Person View drone , an innovative hybrid drone that combines the speed, maneuverability, and virtu

Christmas N. P. Harris•
Neil Patrick Harris and the rest of the cast talk about the iconic gaming system that's at the center of 8-Bit Christmas .

This holiday season, give yourself something truly invaluable: permission to feel messy, complex emotions that don't match up with your expectations or the perfect images people share online. You may have wanted something more glamorous or luxurious, but this gift does what fancy experiences and material possessions cannot. Greeting uncomfortable feelings with curiosity and compassion instead of

Instagram Mosseri Congress•
This will be the first time Adam Mosseri, a trusted lieutenant to Mark Zuckerberg, will appear before lawmakers under oath.

Europe Covid WHO March•
Enlarge / North Rhine-Westphalia, Herten: The crew of a Dutch ambulance brings a COVID-19 patient from Rotterdam to St. Elisabeth Hospital in Herten. (credit: Getty | Picture alliance ) Health officials in Europe are pleading for people to adopt more health precautions as the region grapples with its most dramatic surge of COVID-19 cases yet in the pandemic. Cases have been skyrocketing across th

40TechCrunch / 3h
TikTok has seen its short-form video feed copied by a host of competitors, from Instagram to Snap to YouTube and even Netflix. Now it looks like you can add Spotify to that list. The company has confirmed it’s currently testing a new feature in its app, Discover, which presents a vertical feed of music videos that users can scroll through and optionally like or skip. For those who have access to

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the day that many businesses finally get out of the debt, “red,” and make a profit, “black.” For consumers, it’s a day to grab some of the best deals of the year on their favorite sites like Amazon. Despite rumors that deals wouldn’t be as plentiful this year, there have been amazing deals hitting the market as early as late September and

NASA DART Asteroid Earth•
500+Futurism / 3h
Asteroid Deflector A test that could lead to preventing our extinction from a deadly asteroid has finally launched. NASA — with the help of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — launched its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft on Tuesday night . The craft successfully launched from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, according to CNN , with the Falcon 9 booster landing back on Eart

Capital One Card Annual•
Note : I’ve updated this post to share my experience using the credit, and also to mention that you earn 5-10x Venture miles even on the portion of a travel purchase that’s booked using the $300 credit, which is awesome. That means when using the $300 travel credit you’ll earn 1,500-3,000 Venture miles, adding even more value. Link: Apply now for the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (thi

Gizmodo / 3h
Seeing The Matrix for the first time was one of the most formative experiences in my personal cinematic journey . It was a few weeks before release, the film was screening early at my college, and everyone piled in for the random, free Keanu Reeves movie. No one knew what we were in for. Minutes later, film history… Read more...

Home improvement projects can be daunting, both in scale and in cost. But if you’re looking for small ways to make your home more comfortable, more efficient, or safer for you and your guests, you don’t have to go broke. Here are a few of our favorite home improvement projects that will yield big results, even on a… Read more...

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, updated with new information and card details. This page also includes information about the Discover it Cash Back that is not currently available on The Points Guy and may be out of date. It’s that time of year again. When I was much younger, Black Friday shopping was somewhat of a tradition in my family. I’d get up early with my mom and aunt, and “just t

Black Friday is just a couple of days away, so of course, we’re seeing many digital storefronts kick off their Black Friday sales this week. One such store is the Epic Games Store, which launched its Black Friday sale just a short time ago. Epic is getting the jump on Steam here, launching its Black Friday sale just a few … Continue reading

28Gizmodo / 3h
Every version of Windows is at risk due to a scary zero-day vulnerability after Microsoft failed to patch the flaw. Read more...

Star Trek Discovery•
Don't panic that Star Trek: Discovery vanished from Netflix in many countries right before season 4 arrived — you might have a stopgap solution, depending on where you live. ViacomCBS has revealed that Discovery 's latest season will be available on the company's free Pluto TV service in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK starting November 26th. New episodes will be av

Instagram Mosseri Congress•
This will be the first time Adam Mosseri, a trusted lieutenant to Mark Zuckerberg, will appear before lawmakers under oath.

We've pulled the best 4K TV deals from Walmart's Black Friday sale. Here are our favorite deals live as of Nov. 24: BUDGET PICK: This Sceptre 55-inch 4K TV brings upscaled streaming to any room on a decently-sized display — $248 $368 (save $120) BUDGET QLED: The TCL 55-inch 5-Series QLED TV brings Quantum Dot technology at an unbeatable value — $498 $699.99 (save $201.99) BEST BIG TV DEAL: The LG

SAVE UP TO 60%: As of Nov. 24, monthly memberships to the meditation and mindfulness app Headspace are $4.99 per month (down from $12.99 per month, so 60% off) for the first 12 months. Annual memberships are $34.99 (down from $69.99, so 50% off) for the first year. As if still experiencing a global pandemic wasn't stressful enough, the stress of holiday season is here to push us over the edge. Lo

Hawkeye Clint Kate•
About this episode - Episode 2 (of 6), 'Hide and Seek' - Written by Elisa Climent - Directed by Rhys Thomas ★★★ Spoilers for the first two episodes of Hawkeye follow. You've been warned. One of the reasons for the success and longevity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its ability to shapeshift between genres. Over the last decade and a bit, the franchise has dabbled in space opera, political t

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Want to know Walmart Black Friday hours? We can help with that. While Walmart stores won't be open 24/7 as they were in the heyday of Black Friday , they will be operating roughly the same hours as last year. In the past, Walmart's 24-hour superstores would open Thanksgiving at 6pm and stay open all night into Black Friday, but with Walmart's new policies concerning stocking and cleaning its stor

The extreme couponing fad may be over, but cash-back deals via credit card offers are thriving. While we once only had Amex Offers, we’re now seeing similar programs from other major issuers, giving their customers even more ways to save. Every program works similarly: Log into your card account online or through your banking app, review the offers available to you, add the ones you want and make

Enlarge / EK-MD088. (credit: Nojima ) We saw the tall-screen trend coming—but we didn't know things would get this tall. PC monitors that are taller than they are wide have enjoyed a resurgence this year, as they provide more vertical space for taking in long documents, articles, spreadsheets, and social media and news feeds. But this 420×1920 monitor takes the tall-screen thing to new heights. A

If you’re looking to buy a Surface device, then there are a bunch of Black Friday deals now live on Microsoft’s own store, and also with partner retailers like Amazon and John Lewis. These offers range across the board from the high-end Surface Book 3, which has reductions of up to £580 on the boil right now, through to the affordable Surface Go 2 which has still had £190 slashed off the asking p

We all know that the internet isn’t a “private” place. When you search for something on Google or download a new app, there’s an understanding that some of your data is likely going somewhere . That said, what’s especially creepy about the state of our privacy online is how invisible tracking can be. You can think… Read more...

Boyd Davis Contributor Boyd Davis is the CEO and co-founder of Compright , a cloud-based compensation planning tool. Previously, Boyd helped organizations deploy solutions that leveraged data and AI. The Great Resignation is among the most significant events in recent U.S. history. We are seeing a post-COVID-19 generation refusing to work under the same conditions as they did before. The U.S. is

Bill India Ban Bitcoin•
The latest draft of a government bill to be submitted in India aims to ban most cryptocurrencies.

The internet allows us to discover, select and combine the spiritual traditions that suit us best. In a new exhibition, artists are exploring the connections between ancient beliefs and futuristic systems.

riesenfeldcenter : The Man of Signs (often referred to simply as “The Anatomy”) was a common entry in almanacs up through the end of the 18th century. Almanac readers could use it to calculate which area of the body would be best for bloodletting to treat an ailment at a particular time of year. This Man of Signs is from our copy of Poor Richard Improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris… for the

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal gaming headset has had its price slashed at Game this Black Friday, and is well worth checking out if you're after something a bit more premium to purchase ahead of the holidays. There's a couple of great Black Friday gaming headset discounts for the Beoplay Portal in both the US and the UK, but Game by far has the best deal right now, who has the headset discoun

The ultimate Black Friday sale is here for keyheads everywhere now that Das Keyboard is offering 15% off storewide through November 29 ( as well as through Amazon ). Think you can type? Prove it with the Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate for just $143.65 and master the label-less keycaps over either Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue switches for the ultimate typing experience. If that is a little too inten

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Any advice on visa issues for new hires? Dear Sophie: Can our

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When I found tears in my eyes five minutes into the first episode of Hawkeye , I took that as a good sign. Marvel Studios’ latest show is finally on Disney+, with the first two episodes now streaming. It explores how Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) is processing life in a post Avengers: Endgame world while also showing … Read more...

Vitamix — aka blender royalty — is offering blenders for up to 27% off at Amazon as of Nov. 24. Here are our top three picks: Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender , a blender that sets timers for you — $399.95 $549.95 (save $150) Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender is basically the A2300 with a couple extra fancy features — $524.95 $699.95 (save $175) Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender giv

To build trust in the government, it would help if the website worked.

Fans of craft bourbon and whiskey now have a cruise to call their own. The first-ever Craft Whiskey Expo at Sea, as it’s being called, will take place next spring on Celebrity Cruises ‘ 2,218-passenger Celebrity Millennium as it sails out of Fort Lauderdale. It will feature representatives from up to 20 whiskey brands. The brands will offer onboard tastings, and there will be seminars on all thin

Steam Wolfire Valve•
(credit: Aurich Lawson) A federal judge has accepted Valve's motion to dismiss an anti-trust lawsuit against company Steam's store and platform, saying that plaintiff Wolfire Games failed to establish the basic facts necessary to sustain the case going forward. Wolfire's lawsuit in part rested on the argument that Valve was illegally tying its Steam game store (which sells the games) to the separ

Fairphone 10 Years•
Enlarge / The Fairphone 2 and its many modules. (credit: Fairphone ) Fairphone continues to push boundaries and lead the Android ecosystem when it comes to system updates. The company announced it is shipping Android 10 for the Fairphone 2, a six-year-old device that originally shipped with Android 5. Six years of major updates is unheard of in the Android market. Most Android companies charge iP

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Action cameras have continued to grow in popularity for the simple reason that their compact size makes them easy to mount, perch, and hide almost anywhere. But how do you shrink action cameras even further without sacrificing key functionality? DJI’s solution is a new magnetic modular design that assembles like… Read more...

Omaze Virgin Galactic•
Back at Virgin Galactic’s big event for its founder’s first flight , Richard Branson announced that the company would be making seats on its spacecraft available via online raffle platform Omaze. The first winner of those tickets was just announced: Antigua’s Keisha S. (her last name is being held confidential) and her daughter. The idea is, you enter with $10, and the money ultimately goes to ch

Raytheon Defense US•
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Glide Phase Interceptor The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded research and development contracts to several military contractors to design a “glide phase interceptor” to take out enemy hypersonic missiles. Simply put, according to Breaking Defense , the system is intended to catch up to and destroy an offensive hypersonic missile before it enters into its descent phase, where it becomes

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered multiple security flaws in chips made by Taiwanese manufacturer MediaTek found in 37% of the world’s smartphones , warning that some could be chained together to enable attackers to eavesdrop on unsuspecting users. Check Point Research (CPR) found the security flaws inside the audio processor that’s used in all modern MediaTek mobile chips. CPR explained t

Chase and United offer a suite of co-branded credit cards , and in this post, I wanted to take a closer look at the United℠ Explorer Card . I’d argue that this is one of the most lucrative airline credit cards with an annual fee of under $100. United Airlines Explorer Card Basics For November 2021 The United Explorer Card is probably Chase’s most popular co-branded United Airlines credit card. Th

The weirdest thing about the Peak Streaming Era is that there are TV shows that have been running for years that I, a person who reads entertainment websites for fun and listens to podcasts about TV, have never heard of. Read more...

Tesla Full Self-Driving•
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Drivers interested in accessing Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta will now have to submit images and videos of themselves to the company in the event of a collision or other serious safety event. That’s according to new warning language from the company, first noted by Electrek, which requires FSD beta drivers to consent… Read more...

For April, July, August, and September 2022 there are plenty of dates with availability for two passengers on the Dallas - Hong Kong flight in first class at 84,000 AAdvantage miles apiece. Next year there may be hope of visiting Hong Kong, or of using this flight to connect onward in Asia on American's partner Cathay Pacific. Availability on American's Dallas flight is great because it's a usefu

Not sure if you have sufficient funds to buy that item on Amazon? If so, it’s easy to check your gift card balance on both the Amazon website and the Amazon mobile app, as well as the history of cards you’ve redeemed. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It’s that time of the year again. Black Friday headphone and earbud deals are popping up everywhere, even though the main day isn’t quite here yet. Those who waited until now to snag some new headphones can find huge savings from some of the biggest names around, including Bose, Jaybird, Sony, Apple, Beats, and more. Also, don’t forget to check out our list of the Best phone deals, desktop and la

It’s finally here! Microsoft slipped its new “Super Duper Secure” mode in the Edge browser’s latest release, offering users a quick and easy way to defend themselves from the web’s most common exploits and vulnerabilities. But how does “Super Duper Secure” mode work, and how do you enable it? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Black Friday deals are floating around everywhere right now, and we just found out that Hulu brought back one of its best Black Friday deals ever. Now through November 29th, you can get an entire year of Hulu ad-supported streaming for only $12. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Clippy 11•
Enlarge / Some of Windows 11's new emoji designs. (credit: Microsoft) We're nearly two months out from the public release of Windows 11 , and Microsoft is still slowly updating bits and pieces of the operating system that weren't quite ready in early October. Microsoft announced redesigned emoji back in July , and the next Windows update (version 22000.348, if you're tracking this sort of thing)

NFT Collins The Year•
Enlarge / Collins put out this .gif to help you grok just how non-cheugy NFTs can be. (credit: Collins) Perhaps the best thing to come from this year's widespread adoption of the term " Non-Fungible Token " (NFT) is greater public comfort with the word "fungible." What a perfectly cromulent word, fungible , even if it sounds like a foot powder. Now, dictionary-maker Collins has picked NFT as its

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It may be bitterly cold, devoid of breathable oxygen, and baked in deadly radiation, but Mars has an undeniable charm. A new image captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover and colorized by mission team members is testament to the Red Planet’s aesthetic brilliance. Read more...

SAVE £10: Norton 360 Deluxe offers multiple layers of protection for your devices, including a VPN and dark web monitoring in a single solution. Until Nov. 30, a one-year subscription to Norton 360 Deluxe is on sale for £24.99 for Black Friday — £10 off the usual price. You might think that the standout deals of major shopping events like Black Friday are discounted consoles, laptops, speakers, a

SAVE £500: Rowing machines provide a full-body workout from the comfort of your own home. Until Nov. 30, the Hydrow rowing machine and bundles are on sale for Black Friday — saving you £500 on list price. Working out from home has never been easy. You are probably faced with a number of limitations, like time, space, and available equipment. Those challenges are tough to beat, but not impossible

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Just a few days before Star Trek: Discovery was set to begin its fourth season last week, ViacomCBS managed to do something impossible: basically unite Star Trek fans to agree on one thing. Unfortunately for them, that thing was agreeing that ViacomCBS sucked, for shockingly pulling Discovery in its entirety from… Read more...

We're just shy of the deal dropping chaos of Black Friday 2021 , but many of the best VPN providers have already revealed their savings ahead of its official date this coming Friday on November 26 . That includes IPVanish, with not one but two Black Friday VPN deals available - but they're not making it easy for users to get a full picture of its very best pricing. For Black Friday, IPVanish has

Fairphone 10 Years•
Fairphone , the Dutch social enterprise dedicated to making consumer electronics (more) sustainable and ethical, including by supporting repairability so that users can hold onto their hardware for longer, has announced public testing of Android 10 for the six-year-old Fairphone 2 . Owners of the modular handset that was first released back in 2015, running Android 5, should expect to be able to

US Chinese Quantum•
The US is taking extra steps to prevent China's military from claiming quantum computing dominance . The Commerce Department has added eight technology producers to its Entity List to prevent them from supporting the Chinese military's quantum computing efforts. Officials are concerned the entities could feed "emerging" US tech that could aid with breaking encryption , producing 'unbreakable' enc

As much as we may wax nostalgic about what the holidays were like for us growing up, being a parent during this time of the year isn’t exactly easy. There’s the nonstop sugar, the disruptions to your child’s schedule, the heightened anticipation about presents, and all the other overstimulating festivities. Read more...

Enlarge / Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes along with her partner, Billy Evans, right, leave the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building on November 23, 2021 in San Jose, Calif. (credit: Ethan Swope/Getty Images) Elizabeth Holmes spent over six hours on the stand yesterday, trying to make the case that, while mistakes were made, she never meant to defraud anyone. It’s an argument that

We’ve heard a number of times that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will have more or less the same camera specs as the Galaxy S21 Ultra , and now we’re hearing that yet again – but with additional details this time. According to @UniverseIce (a leaker with a solid track record), the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will have an improved version of the 108MP main sensor we saw in the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and ex

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Folks living on Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, were greeted with a familiar but bizarre sight this week: thousands of bright red crabs scuttling en masse down roads, across yards, and over special bridges set up for them to cross busy streets. Read more...

iPhone users will need to keep their driver’s license in their wallet or purse a little longer than expected, with Apple quietly confirming that its iOS 15 ID cards feature has been delayed. Announced as part of the newest iPhone and Apple Watch software, the feature will add a digital version of a driver’s license or state ID to the … Continue reading

Apple State Sponsored NSO•
Image Credits: Bryce Durbin / TechCrunch Apple has sent threat notification alerts to victims of state-sponsored hackers in Thailand, El Salvador and Uganda, just hours after filing a lawsuit against Israeli spyware maker NSO Group . At least six Thai activists and researchers who have been critical of the government have received the notification, according to Reuters , including Prajak Kongkira

Netflix Two A. Xtreme•
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Continuing to build out its inexplicable gaming roster , Netflix has announced that has expanded its lineup of free mobile offerings with two new games : Bowling Ballers and a rebooted version of Asphalt Extreme . Read more...

Fortnite Chapter C2•
It seems big changes are coming to Fortnite soon. Chapter 2, which started all the way back in October 2019 , will wrap up with a one-time-only in-game event called The End at 4PM ET on December 4th. "With The Convergence complete, The Cube Queen prepares her endgame for the Island and nothing will ever be the same," Epic Games wrote in a blog post . "Grab your weapons and fight the ultimate dest

Apple TSMC iPhone 2023•
For years now, we’ve seen Apple attempt to move away from Qualcomm by producing its own computing components in-house. However, one component that still ties Apple to Qualcomm is a big one in the mobile world: modems. While Apple’s iPhones use the company’s own System-on-chip (SoC) (or as Apple calls them, “Chips”), Apple is still using Qualcomm-made modems in its … Continue reading

Roof window manufacturer VELUX is committed to corporate transparency and building a brighter, healthier future for its customers. On top of the realisation that homemade bread is amazing and nonstop videoconferencing is terrible, a couple of things have become abundantly clear over the past couple of years: one, our indoor environments matter — quite a lot. And two, we are all connected. Our act

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Apple is planting new flowers in its walled garden. And by that, I mean the company is reportedly designing more in-house chips to reduce the reliance on third-party chipmakers like Qualcomm. Read more...

This article from the BBC made me feel so relieved at my loathing of altruists that I can finally say what most of us have been thinking: Selfless people are the absolute worst . Read more...

Capital One Card Annual•
The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card shook up the premium rewards credit card market when it launched last week, giving legacy cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve a run for their money. While the Venture X’s $395 annual fee is still something to consider, it’s much lower than what Capital One’s rivals are charging. Not only are the card’s pe

Aside from the weeks leading up to the big game, the Black Friday shopping period is arguably the best time of year to buy a new TV. Whether you're looking for your first OLED set or a budget-friendly smart TV, you'll find many options at cheaper-than-usual prices at Amazon , Best Buy and other retailers. TVs from LG, Sony, Samsung, TCL and others have been discounted this year — and it's worth n

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Climate Colonialism An Indian historian’s blistering “climate colonialism” speech at the United Nations’ COP26 climate summit has gone viral as it raises questions about the United States’ and Europe’s destructive — and hypocritical — role the collapse of Earth’s climate. “The United States [is] four, five percent of the world’s population,” historian and journalist Vijay Prashad told the confere

Afterpay U.S. Buy Now•
“Buy now, pay later” company Afterpay announced Wednesday that it was going after the $1.5 trillion global subscription payments market by offering to its U.S. customers payment installments for subscriptions, like gym memberships, entertainment subscriptions and online services. The service will launch in both the U.S. and Australia beginning early in 2022 and will be free for customers who pay

Covid-19 has changed the direction of all B2B marketing strategies significantly, and the importance of online content marketing services have pivoted heavily towards digital marketing advertisements, endless content creation and placement. With this knowledge, it's important to choose the right B2B marketing strategies to begin with, so that your marketing content has a chance to stand out on th

Netflix Arcane LoL•
Netflix has revealed which of its recently released TV shows is on track to become its next big hit – and it's not Cowboy Bebop or Tiger King season 2. Arcane , Netflix's animated adaptation of Riot Games' popular League of Legends video game, is currently set to become the streamer's next major success. And by some distance, too. According to Netflix Top 10 , a newly launched official Netflix we

SAVE 20%: Candles from the Boy Smells Core and Kush collections are on sale starting at $25.60 through Nov. 29. Both 8.5-ounce and 27-ounce candles are included in the sale. I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many candles and that when candles go on sale, you simply have to buy at least one. Through Nov. 29, popular candle brand Boy Smells is running a Black Friday sale : 8.5-ounce a

In a new paper , researchers have highlighted a selection of attacks that demonstrate the risks posed by wireless printers that have been secured improperly. Authored by security analysts Giampaolo Bella and Pietro Biondi, the report unpacks three attack vectors (referred to collectively as Printjack) that could be used to hijack the many thousands of printers with a publicly accessible TCP port

Although Black Friday isn’t the be-all-end-all shopping day it once was, for some people, hitting the stores at the stroke of midnight, after downing a plate of Thanksgiving leftovers, has become a tradition. Read more...

New Zealand April 2022•
After nearly two years of some of the toughest travel restrictions on the planet, New Zealand has circled a date on the calendar to reopen for international visitors: April 30, 2022. The remote South Pacific nation will remain closed to most international travelers for an additional five months as it cautiously navigates the remnants of another surge in COVID-19 cases that broke out earlier this

Toyota Gazoo Racing is fielding an all-new Hilux in the 2022 Dakar rally. Surprisingly, it has inherited the all-new, tenth-generation Toyota Land Cruiser’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine along with a few more custom mods. Toyota’s latest Dakar rally machine is debuting at the Saudi Arabian desert starting on January 2, 2022. Despite having a lighter V6 engine (last year’s Dakar … Continue

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Did you love Netflix ’s The Mitchells Vs. the Machines movie? Odds are yes, given how much audiences and critics alike enjoyed it. Now, there’s so much more to love given that the movie is getting a physical release on Blu-ray, not only loaded with extras, but with a “Katie Mitchell” cut of the film that makes the… Read more...

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The Pacific Northwest is still reeling from catastrophic flooding unleashed by heavy rains last week. But residents already need to prepare for the next round of calamity. Read more...

FCC Verizon TracFone•
US mobile operator Verizon Wireless has signalled its intention to expand into the “value” segment of the market with the $6.9 billion acquisition of US low-cost carrier TracFone from America Movil. Founded in 1996, TracFone operates Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services under several different brands, including Simple Mobile, Page Plus Mobile and Total Wireless, powered by wholesale ag

Shelby American is igniting its Facebook page with a teaser image of its newest creation. Although it looks like a new extreme version of the Mustang, Shelby’s Facebook page is bristling with comments on what the new car could be. The American high-performance vehicle manufacturer recently debuted its first all-electric concept, the Shelby Mustang Mach-E, at this year’s recently concluded … Conti

New rules are introduced to make internet-connected home devices less likely to be hacked.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is always up to something, and now the chat app has added a new feature that lets you make custom stickers on the web. It’s a new way to express yourself with your friends and loved ones that sounds pretty nifty and easy to use. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple NSO Pegasus Spyware•
Apple said it would keep notifying victims in its fight against state-sponsored spyware , and now it's clear just what happens if you're one of those targets. MacRumors notes that Apple has detailed how it alerts users when it believes they've been targeted by state-sponsored attackers. You'll get both email and iMessage notifications to the addresses and phone numbers associated with your Apple

"Pass the cranberry sauce, we're having mashed potatoes!" From Friends and The Office to New Girl and The Mindy Project , plenty of our favorite TV shows have nailed the Thanksgiving special . Still, no one can do this grateful holiday quite like Bob's Burgers . The first two seasons of Bob's aired sans holiday episodes, but Turkey Day has since become an important staple in the series. Over the

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Ken Burns was one of the many who’ve said it: The national parks were America’s best idea. And it seems like the rest of the U.S. populace would agree. In 2019, 327.5 million visitors toured the parks, up 9 million visits from the previous year. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made the allure of our n

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

We get a new generation of smartphones every year, like clockwork, despite and in spite of global events like the COVID-19 pandemic or supply shortages. In the past, almost every new smartphone generation brought something new and exciting to the table, something that kept consumers at the edge of their seats and stuck with indecision whether to buy a new … Continue reading

Looking for a new 55-inch television? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of options and TV marketing jargon to find what you need. Our handpicked recommendations can help you select the best 55-inch TV. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you're after a 75-inch TV deal over Black Friday , Samsung has you covered with a whopping £550 off a Samsung 4K TV at Amazon. The 75-inch Samsung AU7110 is now going for just £749 after a massive price cut, bringing it squarely into reach of mid-tier budgets. This screen packs in 4K resolution, HDR, HDR10+, Alexa support and a 60Hz panel – and there's never been a better time to buy it. That'

If you want an activity tracker, there are a bunch of great choices out there, from budget step trackers to full-featured watches. If you’ve decided you want a ton of data and don’t mind spending extra money for it, that narrows down your options a good bit, but one of the candidates is not quite like the others. So… Read more...

Music creation and collaboration platform Splice is offering new users a discount for Black Friday. If you sign up for a year-long Sounds+, Creator or Creator+ plan between November 24th and 30th, you'll save $20. During that time, a year of Sounds+ access will cost $80, the annual Creator plan will drop to $180 and a 12-month Creator+ subscription will be $280. We recommended the Creator plan in

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The world may never know a distraction and procrastination tool as effective as the social media feed: an endless list of bad news, takes, comments, and ego-trips. It’s become so much a part of our lives that companies are now building computer screens specifically designed for doomscrolling , presenting these feeds… Read more...

Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday episode when we niche down to a single topic, looking to expand our understanding of one particular technology trend or another. And this week, it was all about the ConstitutionDAO. For those who weren’t online last week, here’s what you mi

It’s boom times for startups building with or atop AI functionality: The Exchange explored the rise in venture capital dollars for AI startups last week, noting that investment into the business niche set all-time records in Q4 2020, and then successively in quarters one, two and three in 2021. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on TechCrunch+ or get The Exch

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. Rakuten is my favorite online shopping portal, given that you can earn Amex Membership Rewards points with it at a favorable rate. For a limited time, Rakut

Tesla Full Self-Driving•
Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor UK will require new homes to have EV chargers starting in 2022 With Tesla’s latest FSD (“ Full Self-Driving “) release, it’s asking drivers to consent to allowing it to collect video taken by a car’s exterior and interior cameras in case of an accident or “serious safety risk.” That will mark th

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Game Boy modding has a thriving community spanning back decades, long before investor culture began creeping into retro video game collecting and shot their prices sky-high . And these mods can get really elaborate. Read more...

WhatsApp Sticker Desktop•
A new sticker-creation option was spotted in a beta version of the latest WhatsApp desktop app. When it rolls out on a wider scale, it will mean you no longer need to rely on third-party apps or sticker packs. In other words, if you like the idea of transforming your wedding photo into a sticker to share in chats, go for it. News of the tool for creating stickers was first shared on Twitter by Mu

Roman Bysko Contributor Roman Bysko is a co-founder and CEO of Meredot , a mobility infrastructure company that develops next-gen electric charging stations. Compared with cars, e-scooters are a lower-carbon, quieter and cheaper means of transport that can make a positive impact on urban mobility and the environment. However, despite their promising potential, the majority of the urban population

Twitter Ios Disappearing•
Twitter is updating its iOS app to prevent tweets from disappearing while users are still reading them. The change comes as the social media giant recently updated its web platform to no longer automatically refresh timelines with new tweets. Twitter acknowledged that in the past, tweets would often disappear from view as users were reading them when their timeline would automatically refresh, cr

Spotify Netflix Hub•
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Heard a cool tune on a Netflix show, and you're aching to hear it again? Spotify's got you covered. On Tuesday, the company launched a dedicated Netflix Hub, a selection of music from Netflix shows and films. There, you'll find soundtracks from popular TV series such as Stranger Things , Narcos: Mexico , Squid Game , and La Casa de Papel , as well as movies including The Harder They Fall . For th

Microsoft Edge SDSM•
Microsoft has quietly rolled out a new mode for its web browser Edge that offers users an even greater level of security, in exchange for some loss of functionality. First teased in the summer, Super Duper Secure Mode is now available to anyone running the latest stable Microsoft Edge build (v. 96.0.1054.29). There are two separate configurations - Balanced and Strict - which determine the level

The Pixel 6 has been out for just a month, but rumors of its “a” model are already starting to circulate. That’s not completely surprising, given Google’s tradition since 2019, but the company hasn’t exactly been consistent in that regard either. There is now some additional information regarding the Pixel 6a that could get some Pixel fans’ hopes up, but … Continue reading

The Dubai Airshow is typically a quieter stop on the airshow circuit, but this year’s was a momentous one: the first airshow since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Airshows typically offer airline and aviation industry members an opportunity to see the newest products from plane-makers and parts suppliers, as well as the chance to network and get face time while working to close deals. There’s

Are you struggling to find an Xbox Series X? Microsoft might have you covered, as the company is offering “valued customers” the opportunity to buy an Xbox Series X bundle without having to compete with the scalpers and bots. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

China wants other countries around the world to govern the internet in the same way it does, a new report from the International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) has warned. Entitled, “China’s cyber vision: How the Cyberspace Administration of China is building a new consensus on global internet governance” the paper says China perceives internet sovereignty in much the same way to how it perceives ter

For many of us, Thanksgiving is centered around a huge meal. But let’s say you don’t feel like spending much, if any, time in the kitchen and would rather be on the couch watching TV with takeout. Or maybe your food prep doesn’t go quite as planned and you need a last-minute backup dinner. Or you’ve realized you… Read more...

Apple 15 Driver Wallet•
The delay follows Apple announcing it wanted "sole control" over how US states rolled out the feature.

Apple NSO Pegasus Spyware•
Enlarge / A man walks by the building entrance of Israeli cyber company NSO Group at one of its branches in the Arava Desert on November 11, 2021, in Sapir, Israel. (credit: Amir Levy | Getty Images) Apple is suing NSO Group Technologies, the Israeli military-grade spyware manufacturer that created surveillance software used to target the mobile phones of journalists, political dissidents, and hu

Thanks to advancements in speech and natural language processing, there is hope that one day you may be able to ask your virtual assistant what the best salad ingredients are. Currently, it is possible to ask your home gadget to play music, or open on voice command, which is a feature already found in some many devices. If you speak Moroccan, Algerian, Egyptian, Sudanese, or any of the other dial

Scientists have confirmed that asteroids have impacted Earth in the past. Most of those impacts left craters of various sizes and caused no real harm to the planet, but there have been some catastrophic impacts in the distant past. One of the biggest impacts ever to take place on the planet is the Chicxulub Impactor, estimated to have been six … Continue reading

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Clifford the Big Red Dog will strike again . Keanu Reeves talks about what sets Matrix Resurrections apart from your usual sequel. Bruce Campbell teases the tragic stakes of Evil Dead Rise . Plus, there’s a second sinkhole on La Brea now, and Jughead sells his soul to the devil on Riverdale . Spoilers get! Read more...

Thanks in large part to smartphones and their cameras, there are near endless pictures of modern handsets that you can turn up with a quick Google search, while sites like TechRadar also extensively detail these phones, but what about older handsets? That’s where the new Mobile Phone Museum comes in. This newly launched website houses over 2,100 unique handsets, dating as far back as 1984. As wel

Whether you plan to brave the crowds on Black Friday (or even on Thanksgiving Day ) or prefer to shop online, stores are eager for your business. But you’re a savvy shopper, which means you’re prepared to hunt for truly excellent deals and avoid bad (or even just mediocre) ones. That’s the fun part, though — using your smarts to discern what’s a good bargain and what can stay on the shelf. Aside

WhatsApp Sticker Desktop•
You don't have to settle for pre-made WhatsApp stickers (or use a third-party tool) if you're sitting at your computer. The Verge reports WhatsApp has introduced a custom sticker creator for its web client and, within a week, desktop apps. Choose to attach a sticker and you can upload a custom image for editing. You can add emoji or text, crop pictures, cut out backgrounds and even slap existing

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It’s always the little things that make me snap. A spouse breathing too loudly, a dish left in the sink, a stranger’s bad parking job: Suddenly my whole day is ruined, and everyone I know is lucky enough to be subjected to my Larry David-like rants. Read more...

Winamp is relaunching as a completely remastered app, developer Radionomy announced Wednesday as it opened up registration for beta testers of the incoming software. Those who’ve dabbled with PCs for a long while will recall Winamp as the third-party media player of choice back in the day, and a few years ago, out of nowhere we got an updated version 5.8 of the application and promises of a furth

Supply-chain disruptions may make it tough to buy devices, but the most thoughtful presents were never tangible to begin with.

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Until the collection of data is regulated, having power over your own information is more of a nightmarish responsibility than an appealing right.

tSPR Emergency Oil Biden•
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The news that President Joe Biden is releasing millions of barrels of oil from a federal stockpile raises a question. Well, a few actually. Namely, wait, what the hell? We have a huge stockpile of oil? Read more...

Life science company Longevica said Wednesday it is launching an open research tool so scientists and research institutions can access a data set that tracks the effects of more than 1,000 pharmacological compounds for testing drugs. This is the latest effort from the biotechnology company, which is researching mechanisms of healthy aging and life extension. To do this, the company took in $2.5 m

Tiamat Sciences Plant•
Cellular growth medium is a component of cellular agriculture that enables lab-grown meat to be made at a lower cost. However, the traditional ways of making these growth factors, or reagents, are costly themselves, which makes large-scale manufacturing difficult. On average, reports show that lab-grown meat costs about $50 , but that new technologies could bring that down to a more reasonable $3

The iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021 kicks off on December 2 — that’s just eight days away. Are you ready to improve your DataOps chops? More than 1,400 senior leaders in AI and ML will be in the virtual building, and this is one data deployment you can’t afford to miss. More good news: This day-long data download is 100% free, but you have to register here to reserve your seat. This summit is in pa

If you shop online, you might get asked to input your card’s “security code” or “CVV,” which means “Card Verification Value.” We’ll show you where to find the numerical code and why it’s on your card to begin with. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

GoDaddy WordPress Factory•
The recent GoDaddy breach that impacted more than 1.2 million users isn’t limited just to that web hosting company, but affected a whole slew of resellers. A day after the breach occured, the company announced how tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe were also all affected. As reported by Wordfence , GoDaddy VP of Corporate Communications, Dan Rice, said:

While Black Friday is great for our pockets, with retailers offering up their wares at discounted prices, it hasn’t always been great for the environment. Encouraging people to buy products that they might not necessarily need, it can lead to premature obsolescence for goods that would otherwise last longer than the expedited upgrade cycle gives them credit for. So this Black Friday, if you’re lo

Xiaomi Q3 2021 Year•
Xiaomi recorded increased revenues and higher profits during the third quarter of 2022, but the ongoing chip shortage affecting the industry and intense competition in the market meant the figures were not quite as high as some had predicted. The company’s figures show revenues rose by 8.2% to 78.1 billion Yuan during the three-month period, while pre-tax profits jumped by 25.4% to 5.2 billion Yu

The Sony WH-CH710N noise cancelling wireless headphones are almost half off during the Amazon Black Friday sales. This incredible deal puts one of Sony's best headphones at one of the lowest prices we've seen during the online sales extravaganza. With Black Friday deals in full swing, it's been easier than ever to get a great pair of Sony headphones at a discounted price. Right now over at Amazon

As the Chromebook market has matured, a bunch of higher-end models have come out. Samsung's original Galaxy Chromebook was one of them, but the company realized that paying $1,000 for a Chrome OS machine was a hard sell for most. Enter the Galaxy Chromebook 2 , Samsung's correction and a much better laptop with an easier-to-stomach starting price of $449. But now you can get the Galaxy Chromebook

Spinny Tiger Global•
Spinny, a Gurgaon-based startup that operates a platform to facilitate the purchase and sale of used cars , is the latest firm to become a unicorn in the world’s second-largest internet market. Spinny has raised more than $280 million in its Series E financing round, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The round, which is co-led by Tiger Global and Abu Dhabi Growth Fund, values Spi

Apple NSO Pegasus Spyware•
Apple has filed a lawsuit against the Israeli NSO Group holding it accountable for circumventing iPhone security mechanisms in order to surveil Apple users via its Pegasus spyware. NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware came into limelight earlier this year in July, when Amnesty International revealed that it was used to spy on journalists and human rights activists worldwide. This was followed by a further

NFT Collins The Year•
"Neopronoun", "cheugy" and "climate anxiety" also make this year's list.

Tolkien Estate JRR Token•
Lawyers representing the estate said the product, launched in August, infringed the author's trademark.

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It’s finally here: the feature that I’ve been waiting for since Google introduced it back in 2017 at its Google I/O developer conference. I remember sitting in the crowd at the Shoreline Amphitheater when Sundar Pichai showed off Google Photos’ ability to remove a fence! From a photo of a kid playing baseball! And the… Read more...

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Convincing meat eaters to adopt a climate-friendly diet might get a little easier thanks to Slovenian startup Juicy Marbles , which has come up with a way to create plant-based whole meat cuts, if that doesn’t sound too oxymoronic. “Fancy Plant Meat” is its pithier pitch for a product that aims to provide a vegan alternative to eating a filet mignon steak or other “prime” cuts of (animal) flesh.

View of an order form for Hostess fruitcake from the Continental Baking Company. Form depicts fruitcake, tin, turkey and side dishes. Printed on order form [in part]: “What would you expect for dessert? Old fashioned, rich, delicious! Hostess fruit cake for dessert.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

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The Citi Premier ® Card is one of my favorite mid-range credit cards. If you don’t yet have the card and are eligible, you absolutely should apply, given that the card is continuing to offer its best-ever welcome bonus. This is one of the most overlooked cards out there, and the current bonus is all the more reason to get the card sooner rather than later. Earn 80,000 ThankYou points with the Cit

Mozilla Firefox Lockwise•
Mozilla has revealed it will be shuttering its Firefox Lockwise password manager app within the next few weeks. The app, currently available to iOS and Android users, will reach its end-of-life on December 13, Mozilla revealed in a support blog post announcing the news. Although the application may still work on your device or browser , users will no longer be able to download or reinstall after

If you're looking for budget wireless noise-cancelling earbuds in the Apple family, don't forget about the Beats Studio Buds . They're already a good deal at $150, but now you can pick them up during Black Friday at Amazon for just $100, the lowest price we've seen yet. Buy Beats Studio Buds at Amazon - $100 The Studio Buds scored a solid 84 score in our Engadget review and also made our list of

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Welcome to No Shame November! This week we're diving into the pop culture we love that society tells us we shouldn't. The last thing you want to be thinking while playing Dungeons and Dragons is, “Is my character boring?” Yet that was the thought that crept into my head as I got further into my first-ever Dungeons and Dragons campaign, which began in January of 2021 and is still going strong more

Mario Pratt Italian•
Enlarge / Mario loves us. We love Mario. (credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI / Getty Images) Ars Technica Editor-in-Chief Ken Fisher has a rule: If you have a dumb, fun conversation in the Ars Slack that lasts for more than 10 minutes, it's probably worth turning that conversation into some kind of article. And that's how a weekday water-cooler-style discussion about Platonic idealism and Mario became what yo

Bilt is offering 5x on all purchases made on Black Friday, November 26th. You can earn up to 50,000 points with this offer. And it’s available to all existing and new cardmembers. It still works for new cardmembers because new customers get a digital card with card number in the Bilt app immediately on approval. Continue reading ...

Mobile games have absolutely taken off the last couple of years, and until the next best thing comes along , they offer a great way to play great games anywhere. Some of the best games: League of Legends, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Minecraft, and more have been ported to phones and are available to play even if you don’t have a gaming system. Phones aren’t designed for intense, competitive play thou

Single Sign-On and zero trust networks depend on securely passing identification details back and forth between users, identity providers, and service providers. SAML is the glue that lets that happen. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

If you’ve looked for a new OLED TV recently, there is a good chance you have come across a new display marketing term called “OLED evo.” It promises to be brighter than traditional OLED panels. Here’s what it actually means. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) provides a very useful interface for storing objects in redudant cloud storage, where you don’t have to worry about the underlying hardware. On top of being a service offered by Amazon, it’s also an industry standard API, and there are many services compatible with it. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

What if there was a command which would let you, in an easy-to-read format, view all of the hardware in your Linux system? Welcome to lshw, the great tool often overlooked even by seasoned Linux professionals. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

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Cooking and dining out don't have to be difficult, whether your children have allergies or guests have food restrictions.

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Gear up for next year's adventures or plunge into a winter wonderland with these deals on ebikes, outdoor clothing, and fitness trackers.

Long COVID Need•
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Patients with the perplexing syndrome have reported 200 different symptoms. Researchers will have to decide which to study—and rule out.

Here we are, the day before Thanksgiving, and your turkey is still frozen. It doesn’t matter that multiple food websites have been yelling about turkey thaw times for days—if not weeks—now. There are always a few stragglers who wait until Wednesday or—much worse—Thursday morning. Read more...

A Portuguese court has reportedly ordered Telegram to block access to more than a dozen piracy-related channels with millions of members in total. TorrentFreak shares that the Portuguese court was acting on a complaint filed by Visapress , which represents several newspaper and magazine publishers, and the Portuguese film industry association, GEDIPE. Although an encrypted instant messaging app ,

Have you seen D.B. Cooper? If you do, be sure to let the Federal Bureau of Investigation know. They spent 45 years looking for him before calling off their search. But AvGeeks, crime hounds, treasure hunters and amateur sleuths are still on the case of the only unsolved hijacking in commercial aviation history. (Courtesy of the FBI) Who is (or was) D.B. Cooper ? No one really knows. We do know th

Hawkeye Clint Kate•
About this episode - Episode 1 (of 6), 'Never Meet Your Heroes' - Written by Jonathan Igla - Directed by Rhys Thomas ★★★★ Spoilers for the first episode of Hawkeye follow. You have been warned. Origin stories have always been tricky things to pull off. The path to superhero status is riven with clichés, while spending too long on explanations can be a distraction from the story you really want to

Lady Gaga Dress Biden•
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Lady Gaga has had quite a year, wowing critics with House of Gucci , and singing the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration , among, you know, everything else . "It was one of the proudest moments I've ever had as a musician and a performer," she told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show , saying that singing the national anthem felt all the more powerful in the immediate wake of the C

Ifeoma Ozoma, who accused Pinterest of discrimination, has become a key figure in helping tech employees disclose, and fight, mistreatment at work.

Enlarge / No matter if you call it Rapid Red, candy-apple red, or cherry red, it looks gorgeous on the Mach-E. (credit: Eric Bangeman) Last February, we had a chance to spend a couple of days with the Ford Mustang Mach-E . Automotive Editor Jonathan Gitlin's take on the Mach-E was largely positive, but the short testing window he had left us with some unanswered questions. So when a cherry red Ra

We'll get into Russia's demands for big tech below, but first — ahead of a four-day weekend for some — let's talk about streaming shows. You’ve probably noticed by now that we’ve got a reboot problem. Nothing epitomizes that better than the live-action series remake for beloved anime Cowboy Bebop . Senior Editor Devindra Hardawar puts it into words well : “Netflix's remix is mainly in love with C

Google Cloud has shared that malicious actors had recently compromised 50 Google Cloud Platform (GCP) instances, a majority (86%) of which were used for cryptocurrency mining . Interestingly, Google notes that an analysis of the compromised cloud instances that were used for illicit mining revealed that in 58% of situations the cryptocurrency mining software was downloaded to the system within 22

Editor’s note: MSC Cruises provided TPG complimentary access to MSC Seashore during a two-night, nonrevenue media preview event. The opinions expressed below are entirely from the author and weren’t subject to review by MSC Cruises or any external entity. Looking down at Ocean Cay, MSC Cruises’ 95-acre private island in the Bahamas, I was initially underwhelmed. From my vantage point on MSC Seash

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The weather outside is frightful, so spend some time in bed this holiday season with some of our favorite sex tech.

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If you have strained relationships with your family, you're not alone. These resources can help.

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As the nation locks down and plans a vaccine mandate, a bleak second pandemic winter risks overwhelming Europe and beyond.

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The system of getting things from A to B is broken. Fixing it will involve rethinking how pretty much everything moves.

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More Americans are quitting their jobs than ever before. Some engineers are finding new workplaces to prioritize their own wellbeing.

GM Hummer December•
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Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Starbucks is using Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech in a New York concept store Amazon says it will stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards on January 19th The first electric Hummers will be making their way to their new owners this holiday season. According to Autoblog , GMC boss Duncan Aldr

Hart Netflix True Story•
Kevin Hart is messing with us. That's the only conclusion I can draw after watching True Story , the new Netflix limited series starring Hart and Wesley Snipes from Narcos writer Eric Newman. The seven-episode journey starts out on a meta note and then, quite insidiously, only gets to be more meta as the story plays out. Is this intentional? Is Hart somehow telling on himself? The meta-ness is in

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Lady Gaga never does things by halves. Her performance in Ridley Scott's House of Gucci as Patrizia Reggiani is no exception to that precedent. Speaking to Stephen Colbert, Gaga explained that she opted for the method acting approaching and stayed fully in character for nine months – Italian accent included. "There's something about us that's just fully committing ourselves to the art on a cellul

Who doesn’t love getting some great tech and software for cheap on Black Friday? We’ve rounded up some of the best deals for smart homes, VPNs, and more, doing the work so you don’t have to. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you’ve been holding out on getting a new hard drive or NAS device until there was a good deal, your patience is rewarded. Take advantage of some of these great Black Friday storage deals. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you're after a 75-inch TV deal over Black Friday , Samsung has you covered with $400 off a QLED 4K UHD smart TV at Walmart. As the world's biggest TV maker, Samsung releases a vast range of TVs each year, catering to a host of different budgets and specification needs. And as we delve into this year's Black Friday TV deals , Samsung is making good on that promise, with huge savings on new TVs,

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban sent a letter to so-called “stablecoin” issuer Tether on Tuesday, asking for an explanation of how the company operates and “mints” tethers that can be exchanged for various forms of cryptocurrency like bitcoin. Why does it matter? Because some people believe… Read more...

2022 Ford Ranger Australia•
When Ford returned the Ranger to the US several years ago, the truck was new to our market, but it wasn’t entirely new, having been available in other countries before. The Ranger proved popular and helped broaden the competition in the mid-size truck market dominated by Toyota. Ford has now revealed the next-generation Ranger, and the mid-size pickup is packed … Continue reading

France Wish US App•
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Several French ministers have issued a common statement announcing that they have asked the main search engines and mobile app stores operating in France to hide Wish’s website and mobile app altogether. Wish is a popular e-commerce platform that mostly references products from China-based merchants. It doesn’t hold inventory, as products are shipped directly from merchants to customers. Last yea

Apple products are always high in price and high in demand. We’ve gathered the best Black Friday deals for iPhones, iPads, and more Apple goodies so that you can save a bit this holiday season. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TVs might be the big-ticket item everyone thinks about for Black Friday shopping, but PCs are also deeply discounted for holiday shopping! We’ve rounded up some of the best PC deals for you to take advantage of. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Buying miles & points strategically can often represent a good value. Along those lines, the Radisson Rewards Americas program has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points, and for some people this might be worth considering. Promotion on purchases Radisson Rewards points Through Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Radisson Rewards Americas is offering a 100% bonus on purchased points . Yo

EU Digital European•
The European Parliament has voted for tougher restrictions on how data can be used for ad targeting in a move aimed directly at social media and advertising giants such as Facebook or Google. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) said gatekeepers will no longer be allowed to combine personal data “for the purpose of delivering targeted or micro-targeted advertising,” unless

An analysis of spam messages has revealed that most phishing scams targeting online shoppers originate from the US (44%) in the lead up to the holiday season. The figure is based on an analysis of global spam telemetry data collected by Bitdefender between November 1 and November 11, 2021 in anticipation of the approaching holiday shopping season. The research reveals that although phishers cast

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 went on sale for $200 earlier this month, but it has become even more affordable ahead of Black Friday. The smartwatch is now listed for $180 on both Amazon and Walmart , which is the lowest price we've seen for the device on those websites. That's $70 less than its original $250 retail price. While only the black 40mm Bluetooth-capable variant is being sold for $180, the

Amazon Mass Effect•
With its space opera vibe and clear influence being drawn from classic sci-fi TV shows like Star Trek, the Mass Effect games have always felt perfect for a TV adaptation. Now, a new report suggests that may finally happen. Sources speaking to Deadline have revealed that Amazon is looking to bolster its Prime Video streaming service with an adaptation of the Mass Effect video game series. “Amazon

Pokémon Diamond Glitch•
Usually, bugs in new games are a frustrating occurrence, but those Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remake players have found a glitch that is actually beneficial. As reported by Nintendo Everything , Twitter user Kevinfor5 found a duplication glitch in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl that allows players to create duplicates of both items and Pokémon. YouTuber Orcastraw then created a video

NASA DART Asteroid Earth•
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Folks, we're off to slam into an asteroid. For the first time ever, NASA launched an almost year-long test for deflecting an asteroid on Wednesday, the first planetary defence method of its kind. Launched at 1:21 a.m. ET, Nov. 24 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, NASA's DART mission will intentionally collide with an asteroid to change its orbit. As M

Encanto ’s jazzy opening song “The Family Madrigal” is the most entertaining the movie ever gets. But that doesn’t make watching the rest of its charming tracks, which remix the same themes and tunes, too much of a chore. Co-directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, Walt Disney Animation’s newest adventure kicks off with a roll call number performed by protagonist Mirabel (voiced by Brooklyn Nine-

If you’ve been wary of cordless vacuums in the past, listen up: The latest cordless vacuum cleaners are seriously impressive. They’re more powerful, more convenient, and run longer than ever before. That means they stack up pretty well against their corded, clunkier, upright counterparts. Who can argue with the convenience of a cordless vacuum? No plugging and unplugging — and plugging and unplug

James Corden ARMY PD•
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James Corden's relationship with BTS' fanbase has been rocky recently. After a clip of the Late Late Show host went viral back in September joking about BTS' U.N. appearance (and implying their fanbase was made up of "15-year-old girls"), the host received a large online backlash and accusations of betrayal (BTS have appeared alongside Corden on The Late Late Show previously, including in the hos

This is the best time to save big on the popular line of Dell XPS laptops, with discounts applied throughout the Black Friday sales. Many of these are time-limited or stock quantity limited offers, though, so don't hesitate if you see something that takes your fancy – chances are it'll fly off the digital shelves! You can get the Dell XPS 15 with an 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor, a whop

Boosting your home office Wi-Fi is now cheaper than ever thanks to this Black Friday deal from Currys. There's £80 off a triple pack TP-Link Deco X20, one of the best-rated Mesh Wi-Fi systems around today, which is now just £199.99 , down from its previous price of £279.99 Having three units makes it easier than ever to set up a powerful and reliable home Wi-Fi system using the mesh routers, mean

Russian 2060 GPU Nvidia•
Nvidia is supposedly planning to resurrect the RTX 2060 GPU with double the VRAM, but a modder has already made such a graphics card, taking the DIY route to cram the same amount of extra video memory on-board. This is another effort from Russian hardware modder VIK-on who has previously boosted the VRAM on various graphics cards, including sticking 22GB on Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti and doubling up th

Dutton Bazzi Australia•
A government minister sued and won over a brief Twitter post that called him a “rape apologist.” A journalist sees “asymmetric warfare.”

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest sale on purchased miles . In this case you can receive a discount on purchased miles, rather than the typical bonus miles offers that we see. Promotion on purchased United MileagePlus miles Through 11:59PM CT on Friday, November 26, 2021, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles . Different accounts may be eligible for diffe

If you're hunting for a great headset deal this Black Friday , then we've tracked down some top savings on the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro . Currys is currently offering the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro for just £91.99 - a saving of £37 on its previous price of £129.00. The Razer Blackshark V2 Pro is one of the best wireless gaming headsets around today, with our review awarding it a TechRadar recommends

Spotify Netflix Hub•
Spotify has launched a new hub featuring soundtracks from many of the best Netflix shows , which could be a fantastic addition if a particular piece of music caught your ear while binging your new favorite Netflix series. As reported by The Verge , Spotify's Netflix hub is available to both Spotify Premium subscribers and free users (though in the latter case, you will still need to listen to ads

Whether it’s tackling long spreadsheets for work, or experiencing the thrills of gaming with your friends, the Huawei MateView GT 27 is your perfect companion. This beautifully designed display is a superb addition to your space, and when connected to a PC or laptop, will blow you away with its performance and capabilities. The Huawei MateView GT 27 features a 27-inch, 16:9 screen with a 1500R su

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There's a terrible tension that arises between parents and children, as they stare across not only the dinner table but also the possibly insurmountable generation gap. The abyss that lies between is where The Humans wallows. Stephen Karam writes and directs the film, which is based on his one-act play of the same name. Without knowing its origin story, you'd likely guess that The Humans was born

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The Office is currently regarded as one of the most popular television shows in history, but that wasn't always the case. In Welcome to Dunder Mifflin , an oral history of The Office by Brian Baumgartner (aka Kevin Malone) and Ben Silverman (an Office executive producer), the show's cast, crew, and writers reflected on the struggles they faced in the early days of filming. Many people (including

Amazon Mass Effect•
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Amazon Studios is "nearing a deal" to develop a series based on Electronic Arts and BioWare's Mass Effect franchise, according to Deadline . No particulars have been released, but Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told Deadline that it's "continuing to invest in fantasy genre of all kinds, we have a genre-focused team on the ground in Studios who work tirelessly with our creative partners on tho

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The idea of a synthetic experience uploaded to the mind has been a sci-fi fantasy forever. New brain-computer interfaces are making it nonfiction—very slowly.

Spotify Netflix Hub•
Are you looking for official playlists of Netflix-hits like Money Heist, Bridgerton , and On My Block ? Do you want the official soundtrack for shows like Squid Game , Bruised, and Cowboy Bebop ? Well, just head to Netflix Hub. It is the one-stop place that Swedish music streaming giant Spotify has announced in collaboration with Netflix , and it will house all the official soundtracks, playlists

11 Dell HP Demand Q3•
Strong demand for business computers following the launch of Windows 11 has left both Dell and HP with better-than-expected results for their most recent financial results. Dell said it had a record-breaking quarter between July and September this year, as “strong” demand for commercial PC systems and workstations , high-end consumer devices, and gaming machines , saw it report $28.4 billion in Q

Carbon COP26 Brazil•
Nations are poised to begin building an international carbon market, after finally adopting the relevant rules at the UN climate conference in Glasgow earlier this month. Under the COP26 agreement, countries should soon be able to buy and sell UN-certified carbon credits from one another, and use them as a way to achieve greenhouse gas reduction pledges under the Paris climate agreement. But some

Robot vacuum cleaners are a great addition to the home, being relatively affordable and freeing up your time to spend with the family, catch up on work and leisure. Generally speaking, the best robot vacuum cleaners are as effective as a cordless vacuum and can last for an hour or more before needing a recharge. Some even return to their charging base when running low on power, while some can eve

NFT Collins The Year•
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NFTs have had quite a year. They've rejuvenated the art industry by billions . Some have garnered $69 million . And entire NFT museums have sprung to the scene. They've also come under immense scrutiny for their environmental impact. To add to this staggering rise, Collins Dictionary has just named NFT as its word of the year . As you might have already noticed, this selection is an interesting o

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OnePlus 10 Pro Snapdragon•
The OnePlus 10 Pro looks set to be one of the first flagship phones of 2022, and we now have a good idea of what it might offer, as the specs of the phone have leaked almost in full. Leaker @OnLeaks has shared these details in partnership with 91Mobiles , revealing that the OnePlus 10 Pro apparently has a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset (wh

With Black Friday almost upon us, Amazon has dropped the best Xbox controller deal we've seen so far. You can save 40% on the Razer Wolverine V2 wired controller right now , with the gaming peripheral reduced to £59.99 from its normal £99.99 retail price This is an exceptional Black Friday deal , and the lowest price we've ever seen for this excellent controller. It's not your only option though,

GM Hummer December•
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The first electric Hummers will be making their way to their new owners this holiday season. According to Autoblog , GMC boss Duncan Aldred has announced that deliveries of the Hummer Edition 1 — the all-electric truck variant that'll set buyers back over $112,000 — begin in December. The conference has also revealed that Edition 1 has an EPA range of 329 miles, a bit lower than the 350-mile rang

According to a recent report, we now spend an average of 4.2 hours per day using our mobile phones - an increase of 30% from just two years prior. That rounds up to 64 days a year that the average person spends liking, commenting, and swiping right. Yet, despite being tethered to our smartphones more than ever before, over 70 million devices are lost or stolen each year, with only 7 percent ever

From broadband to transportation to high-tech medical manufacturing, benefits from America’s pandemic money infusion will linger.

Ifeoma Ozoma, who accused Pinterest of discrimination, has become a key figure in helping tech employees disclose, and fight, mistreatment at work.

Researchers can now design and mass-produce genetic material — a technique that helped build the mRNA vaccines. What could it give us next?

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TL;DR: Pounce on Chewy’s Cyber Week sale and save up to 50% through Nov. 30 Forget your holiday list for humans — so boring. If you’re a sucker for the pets on your list, the holidays are really just another excuse to spoil them rotten, right? Through Nov. 30, you can save up to half off squeaky toys, cat condos, and more during the Chewy Cyber Week sale. This is definitely the time to nab a new

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One of the best things about Black Friday sales is you don't have to wait for actual Black Friday to shop until you drop. Ahead of the biggest sale of the year, you can jump right ahead and enjoy massive discounts on all sorts of products — including tech items, kitchenware, and fitness solutions. And so we did you a favor and rounded up 30 products that you'll actually want to buy, all on sale a

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TL;DR: Save up to 30% off Casper mattresses, bundles, and bedding with code BF2021 (through Nov. 30) The holidays are easily the most sleepless time of year, between juggling work and friends, shopping for gifts, and staying up late watching old movies because you’re feeling nostalgic. Regardless, you can set yourself up for a good night of sleep — or the best weekend nap ever — with a comfy matt

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TL;DR: The 2022 Premium Python Programming PCEP Certification Prep Bundle is only $34.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Nov. 24. Whether you're somewhat familiar with Python programming and want to fine-tune your skills or are just starting out with no prior knowledge, this course bundle can help you advance your career in programming. And for a limited time, it's on sale for just $34.99. The 2022 Pr

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Roku has had to roll back the recent Roku OS 10.5 update amidst complaints that it stopped popular streaming apps from functioning, with reports ranging from lagging playback to being outright unable to stream content across several popular apps. As reported by SlashGear , Roku had to reverse the update on its streaming devices , so that customers could resume watching content on the likes of Net

Samsung Taylor Texas•
South Korean electronic major Samsung today announced that it has chosen Taylor, Texas as the location for its new $17 billion plant to make advanced chips to be used in mobiles, 5G, autonomous vehicles, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence. Samsung said the facility will become operational in the second half of 2024. The factory will be Samsung's second one in Texas, where it a

Tesla Full Self-Driving•
Engadget / 11h
With Tesla's latest FSD (" Full Self-Driving ") release, it's asking drivers to consent to allowing it to collect video taken by a car's exterior and interior cameras in case of an accident or "serious safety risk." That will mark the first time Tesla will attach footage to a specific vehicle and driver, according to an Electrek report. Tesla has gathered video footage as part of FSD before, but

Apple Israeli NSO Pegasus•
Apple is the latest in a string of firms and governments to go after the hacking tool firm.