Friday, November 19, 2021

Technology News and More-Friday Edition

Technology News and More

It's only been available to buy for three weeks, but the all-new Kindle Paperwhite has been given its first discount in the Amazon Black Friday sale. From today, you can pick up the Kindle Paperwhite for £104.99 at Amazon (was £129.99). Why might you want the 2021 model while it's on offer during Black Friday ? Well, compared to the previous version, the biggest improvements come in the form of a

The UK Cabinet Office has signed a two-year deal with LinkedIn as it looks for new candidates for various “specialist” roles, including numerous digital professionals and senior roles. As reported by Public Technology , only the details of the first year are known, as the deal will be re-evaluated after the first 12 months. Starting in December 3, 2021, LinkedIn will provide the Cabinet Office wi

It looks like the wheels are finally moving on the Apple Car project. The company has decided to press ahead with development on a fully autonomous driving system and, despite previous forecasts, is now targeting a 2025 release. As per a recent Bloomberg report , strategy chief Kevin Lynch has opted to shift away from plans to create a vehicle with limited self-driving capabilities to instead foc

LJ Rich looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.

How-To Geek / 25min
Docker volume and bind mounts are used to bind directories on the host OS to locations in the container’s file system. While they’re commonly used to mount entire directories, you can also use them to symlink individual files. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Most employers in the UK are under the impression that cloud skills will be most in-demand by 2025, and are looking to upskill their staff, a new Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) report has found. The cloud giant recently surveyed more than 16,000 employers and employees on the skills and competencies needed in the future workplace, and found that the ability to use cloud-based tools (for example, run

Apple’s AR glasses may be approaching their big reveal, according to the tech investment analysts at megabank Morgan Stanley. In a report sent to investors , its team has noted a similar cadence of patent applications as seen prior to the 2014 launch of the Apple Watch , suggesting that the Cupertino company is gearing up to show its augmented reality wearable to the public. "The enormity of the

Upgrading your PC in 2021 has sucked , quite frankly, due to the global chip shortage, but early Amazon Black Friday deals have dropped, and they've just taking some of the pain out of building a computer. A whole week before Black Friday actually happens, early Amazon Black Friday deals have cut the price of a range of super-fast SSDs. Adding an SSD to your PC is one of the best upgrades you can

Gizmodo / 27min
Several European countries introduced new restrictions this week on people who refuse to get vaccinated against covid-19, and there was even an announcement from Austria on Friday that covid-19 vaccinations will become mandatory in February. Read more...

Engadget / 30min
The cult classic '90s game Earthworm Jim is coming back to TV as a new series, according to Variety and a tweet from Interplay Entertainment. Interplay holds the rights to Earthworm Jim games and recently announced it was bringing the franchise back as an Intellivision Amico exclusive. The project will be headed be Interplay's newly formed TV and film studio division, working with the animation s

SlashGear / 43min
One of the difficulties with treating cancer via chemotherapy is that most current chemotherapy techniques require medication to be delivered systemically. When medications are delivered systemically, they flow through the entire body to the specific cells where they are needed creating all kinds of side effects to the chemotherapy. Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will tell you that

Richard Williams W. Smith•
Mashable / 50min
You know going into King Richard , there will be a happy ending. Anyone sitting down to watch this biopic probably realizes that the end title cards will list the astounding accomplishments of two of the world’s greatest athletes, Venus Williams and Serena Williams. This assured happy ending in the film makes the success of their younger selves feel inevitable, instead of anything but. Tennis was

CB Ed Bebop Netflix•
Mashable / 50min
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making a live-action Cowboy Bebop , then it’s probably best to actually make a live-action Cowboy Bebop. Because what Netflix did isn’t that, and pissing off a bunch of ‘90s nostalgics wasn’t worth it. In this so-called adaptation of the anime classic, John Cho leads as intergalactic bounty hunter Spike Spiegel. The start of the reboot sees Spike joining fo

Facebook News Feed•
Mashable / 50min
Facebook is testing a feature that will let users have more control over what they see in their News Feed. On Thursday, the company announced it's giving more granular options to users, allowing them to better customize their News Feed. "People can now increase or reduce the amount of content they see from the friends, family, Groups and Pages they're connected to and the topics they care about i

After a Texas jury delivered a verdict awarding nearly $7.5 million against Oxylabs for patent infringement against Bright Data , another judge has nowordered the two parties to undergo mediation to resolve their disputes. A court order mentions that “the parties might benefit from an effort to resolve their disputes via mediation” and will have 45 days to abide by the judgement. The case was bro

Windows 11 has core elements of the desktop interface which are performing disappointingly sluggishly for some users, with Microsoft working on fixes for well-documented issues with File Explorer – and the software giant further promising that it’ll concentrate on improving performance levels in the OS next year. In a Reddit AMA (‘Ask Me Anything’, meaning a Q&A session) with the Windows Develope

Blink's security cameras have the benefits of being small, wireless and relatively affordable, and you can grab most of them for less during Amazon's Black Friday sale. Both Indoor and Outdoor models have been discounted so you can grab a one-camera kit of either for $50 and $60, respectively. Most packs are on sale, too, so you can grab enough to outfit a good portion of your home and save a dec

Alexa Conversation Mode•
Owners of Amazon's Echo Show 10 smart display will soon be able to make use of a nifty new feature in that of Conversation Mode. This new setting will allow users to have longer, less awkward conversations with Alexa, forgoing the need to repeat your voice assistant's wake word for each singular request. As reported by SlashGear , users can begin Conversation Mode by saying "Alexa, join the conve

Looking for a great Black Friday coffee machine deal?. Amazon has slashed 50% off the price of the Lavazza A Modo Mio Jolie pod coffee machine, taking it down to just £39.50 from £79.00 on the first day of its Black Friday sales. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best coffee maker deals in your region). This is a new record-low price for the single-serve coffee machine, which brews espresso fro

Mobile Phone Driving•
The UK government is to strengthen laws that will make it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance. It is already an offence to use a mobile phone to make a call or send a text message while behind the wheel, but until now there have been no specific provisions for other instances, such as checking a map application or selecting a playlist. A public consultatio

One of our ongoing complaints about the iPhone range is that it uses Apple’s proprietary Lightning cable, rather than USB-C, but there’s now a suggestion that Apple could switch to this more widespread format. According to “several sources familiar with the matter” speaking to iDropNews , the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max may have a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. Apparently this ha

If we're being honest, the Black Friday phone deals are often pretty rubbish - you might see something like £200 off a phone, but if it's a device that's normally £1,000, you're still having to pay loads for an overpriced mobile. That's not the case for a new early Black Friday deal that affects certain OnePlus phones though, because it brings 2020's OnePlus 8 Pro down from a mighty original aski

Telegram SM Sponsored•
Telegram , quite unlike WhatsApp, has had no major monetising plan so far. The messaging platform has been bankrolled personally by its founder Pavel Durov . A platform of this size and strength obviously cannot be run on an individual's money. Late last year, Durov had spoken about the platform's plans at revenue generation. "If we monetize large public one-to-many channels via the Ad Platform,

Halo Infinite Campaign•
Preview information Time played: First four missions Platform: Xbox Series X Anyone familiar with Halo's Master Chief will know that the 7-foot Spartan is a man of few words. So, in the spirit of John-117, I'm going to cut right to the chase – Halo Infinite’s campaign has the potential to be the greatest entry in the series to date. That might sound hyperbolic, blasphemous even to those who still

Recovering Ransomware•
Ransomware attacks are rising in numbers, but the effects aren’t long-lasting, suggesting that companies are getting better at bouncing back from these types of attacks, a new report has found. Surveying roughly 900 enterprise professionals from 14 industries, security firm Cymulate found more than a quarter (28%) of organizations suffered a ransomware attack over the last few years, including bo

Cloudflare Tbps Ddos•
In another bold move to try and undercut Amazon Web Services ( AWS ), Cloudflare has decided to drop all egress data transfer fees in its Workers Unbound and Durable Objects offerings. The company says its serverless compute platform will be dropping the fees “that act as a tax on developers”, while at the same time including new features to help developers build more complex applications without

Researchers at a Seattle A.I. lab say they have built a system that makes ethical judgments. But its judgments can be as confusing as those of humans.

Right before the finale of The Great Season 2, the show's humorously apt tagline "an occasionally true story" changes. With most of the main characters primed for another imperial showdown, the new tagline for the finale reads "an almost entirely untrue story." The original line was a gag that allowed The Great to get away with bending history in favor of telling a compelling story; the new one i

TL;DR: As of Nov. 19, get 11% off the Gotek Wireless Soundbar Speaker on sale for $52.99 (and originally priced at $59). You may think you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows now, but imagine if you heard every sound as if you were in your very own personal home theater . With the Gotek soundbar speaker , you can transform any ordinary TV setup into amplified surround sound, and for a limited

TL;DR: This Wireless Charging Dock is $101.99 in a Black Friday deal. That's 30% off its regular price of $146 as of Nov. 19. Having a million cords to keep track of can be highly annoying, especially because it makes your space look crowded and cluttered. With all the new technology available to us, it's time to consolidate the task of charging your devices into one simple solution. If you still

TL;DR: The DIY Coding Kit with 1-Year Premium Subscription to Twin School is just $39.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Nov. 19. The fun never stops. Credit: Twin Science Unless you're willing to pay for thousands of TikTok followers, it's hard to figure out what kids actually want these days. That's why it pays to get creative — and when you gift this DIY STEM coding kit that includes one year of ac

After introducing its " tip jar " feature to all iOS users over 18, Twitter has brought the feature to Android as well. The idea is that if you see a particularly entertaining or informative tweet, you can send money to the creator's Cash App, Patreon, Paypal, Bandcamp and Venmo from directly within the app. Tips is now on Android! You can get set up to receive tips from your profile –– tap the “

Right now, you can pick up two Oral-B iO Series 6 electric toothbrushes for just £159.99 in Amazon's Black Friday sale. That's the cheapest we've ever seen this twin-pack, and a saving of £260 off the RRP. Amazon's Black Friday deals always include some great offers on electric toothbrushes, and this year is no exception. The Oral-B iO Series 6 is good value even at full price, and earned a place

Netflix Phishing•
As streaming services have become the go-to way to watch content online, cybercriminals have begun capitalizing on their popularity by tricking unsuspecting users into signing up for fake services or giving up the credentials to their legitimate accounts. According to a new report from the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky , phishing scams impersonating Netflix, Disney Plus and other popular streaming

Amazon's Fire tablets make great portable, secondary devices, or primary devices for the kids in your life. They're already pretty affordable — that's one of the best things about them — but Black Friday has knocked their prices down even more. Most Fire tablets are on sale right now, including the primary three in the lineup: the Fire 7 is down to $35, while the Fire HD 8 and HD 10 are on sale f

The issue, which could have let hackers take over home networks, took 18 months to fix, researchers say.

As ever, Amazon is discounting many of its products for the Black Friday shopping period. Like many other companies, Amazon is getting out of the gate a little early with deals on Kindles. The standard Kindle is down from $90 to $50 , which is the lowest price we've seen for the e-reader. Back in the summer, it dropped to $55 for Amazon Prime Day . Buy Kindle at Amazon - $50 This is the ad-suppor

Black Friday for Echo and Fire TV devices has already started — Amazon knocked down the prices of many of its Echo gadgets today. Most of the sale prices are the same as we saw during Amazon Prime Day in June, or even better. Discounts of note are the Echo for $60 and the second-generation Echo Show 5 for $45. While the latest Echo Show 8 isn't on sale yet, the first-gen device bundled with a Bli

Halo Infinite Campaign•
Stop me if you've heard this one before: In Halo Infinite , you play as the Spartan super-soldier Master Chief who must defeat a dastardly group of aliens (somehow, the Banished returned!) before they take over a mysterious ring world. Playing through the game's first few missions is like plowing through an abridged Halo campaign, for better or worse. It starts off with Master Chief drifting in s

If you missed the chance to get the NVIDIA Shield TV for $20 off its usual price in August , here's your chance to do so before Black Friday even arrives. The $150 streaming box is now on sale for $130 at Best Buy, which is only $1 more than its all-time low price for Black Friday last year and is the best price we've seen for the device in 2021. It's a great chance to grab the streaming box if y

US Constitution Copy•
ConsitutionDAO said it wanted to put the document "in the hands of the people".

Wired / 3h
To reinvent the shooter in the present, the team behind the iconic franchise had to study the game’s past.

If you've been eyeing up the unique DJI FPV drone but have previously baulked at its price tag, today is good time to finally snap one up – it's just been given a 20% price cut in Amazon's Black Friday sales. The First Person View (FPV drone), which gives you the sensation of flying like an eagle thanks to its bundled FPV Goggles, is on sale for £999 (was £1,249) in Amazon's Black Friday deals .

US-based AMD may be enlisting Korean tech giant Samsung to build its first 3nm chips instead of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). According to a new report from Taiwan's DigiTimes , sources close to the matter believe that the close relationship between Apple and TSMC is why AMD is allegedly considering going with Samsung to manufacture its 3nm chips instead. At the same time, AM

Qatar F1 2021 Formula 1•
If we needed any reminder that Lewis Hamilton is the GOAT, last weekend's incredible ascension from dead last to topping the podium certainly did the trick. Just how hard will Max Verstappen push to topple the champ as we head to the first-ever Qatar Grand Prix? To find out, just follow our guide to live stream F1 and watch the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix online wherever you are. Qatar Grand Prix F1 li

Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu joined Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, and wasted no time in playfully roasting his fellow Marvel cast members. Asked by Fallon whether a Shang-Chi sequel was in the works, Liu stated that he didn't know, and that Marvel hadn't told him anything. "I just feel like there were certain things that happened that ruined it for all of us, so..." Liu said on Marvel s

There are many big releases this week. The gritty thriller Dhamaka is among them. But we are not putting that in our weekly list as we have gone all South India in our choice. We have four films and a web series. The movies include the top director Lijo Jose Pellissery's sci-fi Churuli , Prabhu Deva's cop action flick Pon Manickavel , the Telugu rom-com Most Eligible Bachelor , the family enterta

Some of the best Xiaomi phones have been discounted this Black Friday , and we've found a whole host of handsets as part of the best Black Friday phone deals for you a week in advance of the official big day. Deals have begun on all types of Xiaomi phones with the Xiaomi Mi 11 seeing a discount of £200, and the cheapest Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 getting an £80 discount down to £120 for the very first t

Flipkart SastaSundar•
Walmart-backed Flipkart is acquiring online pharmacy startup SastaSundar to enter the healthcare segment in India as e-commerce battle intensifies in the world’s second largest internet market. Flipkart said it has signed definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in SastaSundar , but did not disclose the size of the deal. Eight-year-old SastaSundar was last valued at $125 million in a fin

Ford 600000 EV 2023•
Ford has ambitions to become the biggest US-based EV manufacturer someday, and that means greatly ramping up its production. Company CEO Jim Farley has announced that the automaker is planning to produce 600,000 electric vehicles per year by the end of 2023, which will double the number of EVs it originally intended to manufacture. According to Automotive News , production will be spread across t

When it comes to the PC gaming headsets , Razer makes some of the best, which is why it's so great to see some of Razer's finest get their biggest price cut ever: the Razer BlackShark V2 X and the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro . With Black Friday deals rolling out across major retailers, Razer products are getting some of their deepest discounts of the year. The Razer BlackShark V2 X is available right

The Razer Blade 15 makes our best gaming laptops list year after year, and the 2020 model is still one of the most powerful – and usually most expensive – laptops around thanks to its RTX 2080 Super GPU. But now, with these early Black Friday deals , you can get the 4K OLED Razer Blade 15 (2020) for just $1,999 from Amazon and Best Buy . You can also get the FHD 300Hz Razer Blade 15 for only $1,7

Amazon has dropped a bunch of Black Friday Xbox game deals ahead of the big day on November 26. If you're on the hunt for a great Black Friday Xbox deal, then you're in luck. It may not be Black Friday 2021 as yet, but Amazon UK has reduced the prices of many Xbox games, such as Far Cry 6 , DOOM Eternal , and Control . There's a chance that we could see these prices drop even lower at other retai

We've gathered up all the Blink security cameras and video doorbells that went on sale at Amazon as of Nov. 19. Check out our top picks below. Blink Outdoor 3-Cam Kit with Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) , outdoor cameras that can withstand the weather along with a smart home bonus — $149.99 $334.98 (save $184.99) 🚨 Blink Mini (3-Pack) , a way to monitor the inside of your home without making a camera the

Facebook Ads Instagram•
TL;DR: The 2022 Facebook Marketing Bootcamp Bundle is on sale for £11.11 as of Nov. 19, saving you 98% on list price. Facebook advertising is one of the easiest ways to target your desired audience in the digital age. How are people supposed to know how great your business is if they never even come across it? With this four-course Facebook marketing training , you can learn how to create effecti

TL;DR: The Fundamentals of Power and Electrical Engineering Bundle is on sale for £29.78 as of Nov. 19, saving you 97% on list price. Electricity is one of the least visible elements of state-of-the-art data centres. And yet, it’s also one of the most important. After all, a server without electricity is just a giant useless jumble of metal parts. In order to power our modern world and keep it ru

There was a point in time when it seemed that notches would be the future of smartphones, especially since Apple seems to be adamant about sticking to it since the iPhone X in 2017. And then device makers started switching to punch-hole cutouts, and some even started hiding front cameras underneath screens. It seems, however, that the notch trend might … Continue reading

Primer Sazze Partners , a San Jose-based venture capital firm, announced today it has raised its second fund at $127 million (150 billion won) to invest in startups founded by Korean entrepreneurs in Asia and North America. South Korea-based conglomerate LG Corporation and Hana Financial co-led the second fund, with participation from a number of Korean tech entrepreneurs, including Saeju Jeong,

SAVE 96%: Audible provides unlimited access to thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks. For a limited time, a three-month subscription to Audible is available for just £0.99 — 96% off for Black Friday. We know that there is always a lot of fuss about laptops, tablets, speakers, headphones, and other popular devices around major shopping events like Black Friday , but we're

Gizmodo / 6h
The boss has spoken (again): Apple employees will return to the office on Feb. 1, 2022. Read more...

Nvidia GeForce NOW LG•
LG is clearly dead-serious about expanding its smart TV kingdom, not just in terms of hardware but also software. In addition to adding new apps and services to its smart TVs, like Apple TV+ and support for AirPlay 2, LG has also started licensing its WebOS platform to other smart TV manufacturers. Most of those new features have revolved around … Continue reading

Guess how many times Apple mentioned the term 8K when it launched its most powerful mobile workstation , the MacBook Pro , in October 2021? Not three, five or even ten, but eleven times in all. The era of 4K post-production seems to be merely a stepping stone to something bigger in Apple’s eyes. And it is therefore disappointing that one of the most exciting MacBook Pro accessories around lacks t

Rare Copy Constitution•
ConstitutionDAO, a “decentralized autonomous organization,” had raised more than $40 million to bid for the artifact.

Xpeng G9 SUV China•
Like Nio, Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has kickstarted its international expansion. But unlike its rival, which put on a series of splashy campaigns in Norway, Xpeng launched quietly in the Scandinavian country last month. In Norway, Xpeng has begun shipping its G3 SUVs and P7 sedans. The Chinese EV startup aims to enter more European markets in 2022, a company spokesperson told TechCrunch. X

The Pixel 6 series so far has been earning accolades and positive reviews for its combination of hardware, software, and price. It is by no means perfect, of course, and some of the warts are starting to pop up recently. The most number of complaints seem to revolve around Google’s first in-screen fingerprint scanner implementation, but there was also some … Continue reading

HUAWEI has just launched its latest laptops: the ultraportable Matebook family. These laptops deserve to be on anyone’s Christmas wish list this year, as they offer that rare quality whereby the performance enhancements improve your productivity while the design and ergonomics make them a joy to use. Whether you need a laptop for school or the boardroom, HUAWEI has you covered with models ranging

Nreal AR US Verizon•
Augmented reality or AR, sometimes called mixed reality or MR, is one of the holy grails in the computing industry, not just because of its entertainment value but its productivity potential as well. Unlike how VR pretty much requires occluding your vision completely, AR headgear can afford to be more lightweight and more comfortable than bulky VR headsets, and that … Continue reading

Google Chrome 7 Microsoft•
Despite the fact that Microsoft just released Windows 11 , Google has revealed that it will extend support for Windows 7 in Chrome for an additional year. While most consumers have now moved on to Windows 10 , some enterprise businesses are still running Windows 7 due to the fact that they have large fleets of devices to update and may still be running legacy applications. Although Google initial

A host of firms are developing mini nuclear reactors but questions remain over safety and costs.

Meta said using third party firms to collect data on Facebook users for surveillance was prohibited.

Facebook News Feed•
Facebook announced Thursday that it’s running a test to give users a sliver more control over what they see on the platform. Image Credits: Facebook The test will go live on Facebook’s app for English-speaking users. It adds three sub-menus into Facebook’s menu for managing what shows up in the News Feed: friends and family, groups and pages and public figures. Users in the test can choose to kee

Rare Copy Constitution•
ConstitutionDAO, a “decentralized autonomous organization,” had raised more than $40 million to bid for the artifact.

The year is almost over, and we’re entering into a season commonly associated with shopping and deals. Most smartphone makers have already shown their hand for 2021, but it seems that Motorola wasn’t done yet. Almost at the eleventh hour, it revealed a handful of new phones spanning almost all tiers, and the one, in particular, Moto G200 5G, is … Continue reading

Frank Scott Bailey•
Almost exactly one month ago, we reported that Rippling , a SaaS company that makes employee data the focal point of a sprawling, multi-pronged offering, had raised $250 million in its latest round, led by Sequoia Capital. Last week, we learned more about what, exactly, persuaded investors to assign the five-year-old a whopping $6.5 billion valuation . On the same day of that announcement, we had

Fetish performer Allie Eve Knox makes a living off uploading her videos of solo play, financial domming, and even mukbangs to porn platforms like iWantClips. But last month iWantClips removed thousands of her videos without warning. "That literally wiped away seven years of my career," she said. "It put me into a fucking spiral." Knox spent subsequent weeks trying to figure out what to do next. S

Pages in languages other than English wrongly suggest scientists are divided over the causes of global warming.

Instagram Impact Children•
A bipartisan group will investigate whether consumer protection laws for children were violated.

Tetrapodophis amplectus Enlarge / In this artist's representation, Tetrapodophis amplectus glides through a tangle of branches from the conifer Duartenia araripensis that have fallen into the water, sharing this habitat with a water bug in the family Belostomatidae and small fish. (credit: Julius Csotonyi) The discovery of a rare Cretaceous fossil that could have been a missing link in the evolut

Mashable / 10h
I'm a big dog guy. I like them large, or, at least, that’s what I’ve ended up with by default. And with a house full of eight big, mud-wrestling dogs, I long ago succumbed to a life in which I’m followed by a cloud of swirling debris, reminiscent of Pigpen in the old Peanuts cartoons. Small dogs, I imagine, can be easily rinsed off along with the evening’s dishes. But truly dog-sized dogs — labra

NFL NFT Ticketmaster•
SlashGear / 10h
Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock The National Football League (NFL) is the latest major entity to get in on NFT promotions. In partnership with Ticketmaster, football fans can redeem NFTs with their game tickets, though the collectible non-fungible tokens are only available with tickets for certain NFL games. Among other things, customers must attend the game before getting the NFT. Ticketmaster

US Constitution Sotheby’s•
There are 13 surviving copies of the original print of the U.S. Constitution. Today, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) announced it lost its bid to buy one from art dealer Sotheby’s after a high-stakes bidding war that captured the internet’s attention. Still, the bold ascendance of the DAO, a group of people who met on the internet, is a unique case study into the art of on-ramping s

The Sony WF-1000XM4, AKA the best wireless earbuds you can buy today, have hit their lowest price ever, with Amazon slashing the price of the Sony buds from £250 to just £199 . (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best deals in your region.) This fantastic early Black Friday deal reduces the Sony WF-1000XM4 by over £50, which is by far the best price we've seen for the true wireless earbuds since

Ed Sheeran Pokemon Go•
Two days ago, Ed Sheeran posted a cryptic Twitter message , hinting at a soon-to-be announced collaboration with Pokémon GO. I’ll be honest: I’m not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan, but the hashtag #PokemonGOxEdSheeran made me laugh. So, like any self-respecting journalist, I emailed my contact at Niantic to see if he’d spill the beans (under embargo, of course). He replied, “I’m afraid I can’t share

Gizmodo / 11h
One of the things that makes Hawkeye of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so unique is that he’s not unique. He’s just a regular person, same as you and me . He doesn’t have a super suit or come from outer space. Hawkeye is a human being who just so happens to be great with a bow and arrow. And that regular-guy persona… Read more...

Last year, when relatively few people were going out, Capital One offered to send cardmembers Michelin-starred dinners . Then over the summer they offered a series of Michelin restaurant experiences worth flying to in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Northern Virginia. For the winter they're back with another three Michelin restaurant experiences as part of their "Capital One x MICHELIN Guide Destina

Engadget / 11h
More than a year after failing its first civil rights audit, Meta says it’s still working on a number of changes recommended by auditors. The company released an update detailing its progress on addressing the auditors' many recommendations. According to the company, it has already implemented 65 of the 117 recommendations, with another 42 listed as ”in progress or ongoing.” However, there are si

It might not be the big day itself but Amazon has just launched an array of fantastic early Black Friday Fire TV Stick deals in the UK - including, drum roll please - the cheapest prices ever on nearly every model. That means you can pick up the Fire TV Stick Lite for £14.99 (was £29.99) , the Fire TV Stick for £19.99 (was £39.99) , the Fire TV Stick 4K for just £24.99 (was £49.99) , and the Fire

SlashGear / 11h
Image: Yubico Security keys, the small dongles shaped like thumb drives that are used to authenticate devices and accounts, typically feature a small hole through which a keychain can be attached. Though this is a convenient way to carry security keys, it also puts them at increased risk of damage. Accidentally breaking a security key can be a big hassle, which is … Continue reading

Real Water sold in jugs. (credit: FDA ) At least 25 people in two states were likely poisoned by toxic batches of the "Re 2 al Alkalized Water," including five children who suffered acute liver failure and one person who died. That's according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday , which lays out the findings of a multistate investigation into the toxic

Amazon Black Friday deals are live - a full one week ahead of the official November sale. Black Friday deals from Amazon mean record-low prices on its own devices, including the best-selling Echo Dot, which is on sale for just £28.99 (was £49.99) . That's a 42% discount and the cheapest deal we've seen for the 4th generation smart speaker. Amazon's Black Friday deals event is the perfect opportun

Tick Boom Andrew Garfield•
Mashable / 11h
Full Disclosure: I’ve never been a fan of Rent . For years, I lied about that because as a theater kid growing up in the ‘90s, I was expected to love Rent. But I couldn’t connect to those fantastical bohemians, who were glorious in their grimy paradise. So, I had glumly predicted tick, tick...Boom!, a musical about the life of Rent’s creator Jonathan Larson, would not be my jam. But translated to

Instagram Rage Shake•
Engadget / 11h
Since 2017 , Instagram has allowed users to combine up to 10 photos and videos in a single post, but only now, some four years later, is the company adding a way to delete a single image or clip from a carousel. Instagram head Adam Mosseri detailed how the new feature works in one of his recent weekly video updates . Covering ✌️ this week: - Carousel Deletion (finally!) - Rage Shake Did you know

Gizmodo / 11h
A diplomatic meeting between two parties is tense, but seemingly successful—until the leaders rise to shake hands in front of the assembled group as flashbulbs pop and cameras roll. A firm handshake is one thing, but the characters in Ennio Ruschetti’s short film Hand in Hand take it to an extreme new level. Read more...

Enlarge / Hubble Space Telescope above Earth, photographed during STS-125, Servicing Mission 4, May 2009. (credit: NASA ) Earlier this month, NASA announced that the scientific instruments aboard the Hubble Space Telescope had been left in safe mode after a series of problems with the timing signals that coordinate their activity. While NASA is still uncertain about the cause of the problem, it h

Mashable / 11h
Sometimes you want a beautiful tablet screen you can use to make art, watch movies, play games, or read books. But sometimes you might also want to attach a keyboard to it and get some serious work done because you can’t write the next great American novel with a touch keyboard. That’s where 2-in-1s come in. Hybrid laptop/tablet computers have been around for years, with a bunch of intriguing opt

Welcome to our Amazon Black Friday deals live blog - the place where we'll be bringing you live text updates on all the top deals that we're seeing. If you want to get the lowdown on all the deals going live, you can head to our dedicated Amazon Black Friday deals page - or, if you're looking for a flavour of everything that's already available in the Black Friday deals bonanza, then we've got th

SlashGear / 12h
Farknot Architect/Shutterstock A Montana-based wellness company called Mountain Meadow Herbs has announced a recall involving dozens of bottles of its Candida Flush capsules. The reason, according to the company, is that some of these bottles pressurized while in storage, which could cause the bottles to explode or eject powder when opened, potentially putting consumers at risk. The recalled prod

Gizmodo / 12h
A bipartisan coalition of at least nine state attorney generals are investigating Meta over the potentially harmful effects Facebook and Instagram have on young users. Read more...

Clubhouse Live Ios•
Engadget / 12h
Clubhouse may have popularized the live audio format, but in many ways, it’s been forced to play catchup with its competitors. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the feature front, where it’s missing functionality found in other apps. However, this week the company filed a significant gap by adding support for live captioning on iOS . That’s a feature Twitter Spaces already had on offer, and i

Billie Eilish SNL Rudd•
100+Mashable / 12h
Saturday Night Live 's December hosting line up is here, and it's glorious. The NBC sketch comedy series announced that musical superstar Billie Eilish will pull double duty on December 11, acting as both host and musical guest. Eilish joins a small but mighty clique of people who have performed both roles in one night, which recently includes Harry Styles, Halsey, and Chance the Rapper. It's new

Mashable / 12h
Picture yourself as a Black elementary school student who was just assigned a project to trace your family’s roots. You notice that your white peers have no problems at all going back hundreds of years to document their lineage, but outside of your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, you have no clue what your family history looks like. Sadly, as a Black dad I remember how that was the

Mashable / 12h
Online dating is hard, y'all — but so is dating in person. Basically, dating is just the worst, which is why we're always trying to save you time by ranking the best online dating sites in general, the best dating sites for introverts , the best dating apps for college students , and, hell, even the best sexting apps for those who just want to "date" from home. Dating sucks...until you find someo

Gizmodo / 12h
The S&P Dow Jones Indices is monitoring stock Twitter in real-time to see how positively people feel about 200 S&P 500 companies (Tesla) with the top sentiment scores. Today, it launched two Twitter sentiment analysis tools to measure the level of positivity toward companies (or their profit potential) via… Read more...

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for November 18, 2021. Today we’re talking how audio turns into the written word and how to stop watching certain video content if you can’t, ahem, turn it off. But first, don’t forget that TechCrunch Sessions: Space is coming up i

MediaTek Qualcomm 9000•
Gizmodo / 12h
MediaTek’s smartphone chips typically play second fiddle to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, but MediaTek just announced its new flagship Dimensity 9000 system-on-chip, and it features a number of notable firsts. Read more...

NFT Pirate Bay Archive•
500+Futurism / 12h
The NFT Bay A growing number of “ right-clickers ” are downloading NFTs left and right to demonstrate that “owning” a digital piece of art online is basically meaningless. And now they’re getting a brand new home, thanks to Australian artist and programmer Geoffrey Huntley, Vice reports . Huntley created a new torrent website called The NFT Bay, an homage to The Pirate Bay, one of the biggest and

200+Futurism / 12h
Researchers have confirmed what many of us already knew: Grandmas love the heck out of their grandchildren. A new study published in the journal Royal Society B reveals that grandmothers seem to typically have an instinctual and neurological urge to care for their grandchildren. As if grandma’s baking hadn’t already proved that! Methodologically, the researchers scanned the brains of 50 grandmoth

200+The Points Guy / 12h
Update (11/18/2021) : American Airlines confirmed that AAdvantage award redemptions for JetBlue flights are now available. You can now use your American miles for JetBlue flights according to the award chart below. For now, JetBlue redemptions are exclusively available via American’s reservation call center, at (800) 433-7300. Online redemptions will launch “in the coming weeks.” The originally u

Testimony in the fraud trial of Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, shows how much coverage of the tech industry has changed over the years.

We’re already seeing plenty of Black Friday deals on gadgets that will appeal to readers, including Black Friday tablet deals and Black Friday Kindle deals . But once you get your new devices to read on...what will you read? Here are the best Black Friday Kindle book deals we’ve found. Like any bookstore, Amazon’s online Kindle storefront has deals on individual titles from a variety of genres, s

Patriots Falcons Thursday•
They've quietly emerged as a shoo-in for the playoffs, and now, for only the second time this season, it's time for an up-close look at the Pats under the primetime lights, as they take on the topsy-turvy Falcons. Read on as we explain how to get a Patriots vs Falcons live stream and watch NFL Thursday Night Football online no matter where you are in the world. New England Patriots vs Atlanta Fal

Workday Acquire VNDLY•
Workday announced this afternoon that it intends to acquire VNDLY , a Mason, OH startup that helps companies manage external workforce personnel for $510 million. Workday helps companies manage finance and human resources tasks, and VNDLY fits nicely into the latter category providing them with software to manage contractors, a service that should come in handy at a time where it’s increasingly d

Duckduckgo Android•
Gizmodo / 12h
If you’re tired of the apps on your Android device doggedly tracking every move you make even after opting out , then good news. On Thursday, the privacy pros at DuckDuckGo announced a new feature meant to kneecap the invasive trackers and third-party players that might come bundled with the apps they download. Read more...