Tuesday, November 02, 2021

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78How-To Geek / 42min
The shift from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time (and vice versa) tends to throw a lot of us off. Here’s how to avoid DST messing with your routine and your mood. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Xbox Game Pass November•
It looks like Microsoft is still busy behind-the-scenes testing older Xbox 360 games to see if they're candidates for backwards compatibility. As spotted by TrueAchievements , some games that had not previously been thought to be backward compatible have had their Microsoft store listings quietly amended. Earlier this month, seven original Xbox games were moved from the old Xbox 360 online store

Facebook Shut Facial•
1KNYT > Technology / 41min
Saying it wants “to find the right balance” with the technology, the social network will delete the face scan data of more than one billion users.


49Futurism / 7min
Safe Mode Things are not looking good for NASA’s groundbreaking Hubble Space Telescope. The orbital observatory has been put into safe mode yet again, according to a NASA update , and halting all science operations. Hubble’s science instruments encountered an issue on October 23, related to synchronizing instruments and the commands and data requests sent from Earth. It’s yet another unfortunate

400+The Points Guy / 7min
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new card offers and information. Credit card welcome offers and sign-up bonuses are the fastest way to increase your points and miles stash. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a massive bonus post to your loyalty account. From there, you can start dreaming about how you can explore the world with your travel rewards. If

Gizmodo / 7min
When Warner Bros. announced back in 2018 that Ava DuVernay had signed on to direct a New Gods film penned by comic book writer Tom King, the news was intriguing—if only for the promise of the creative team potentially bringing the likes of Mister Miracle , Big Barda, and Granny Goodness to the silver screen. While it… Read more...

Ars Technica / 8min
Enlarge (credit: Getty ) Although PCs are still selling at a greater volume than before the COVID-19 pandemic, demand is starting to drop. In Q3 2021, shipments of laptops, desktops, and tablets dropped 2 percent compared to Q3 2020, according to numbers that researcher Canalys shared on Monday. Interest in Chromebooks dropped the most, with a reported decline as high as 36.9 percent. Demand for

Lifehacker / 12min
Let’s talk classic direct-to-video movies for a moment. American Psycho II: All American Girl (with Mila Kunis and Williams Shatner); Dollman vs. Demonic Toys; Bratz: Starrin’ & Stylin’; Hellraiser 5-10; Amityville 5-19(!), The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It; Starship … Read more...

What is VoIP jitter? VoIP jitter, usually referred to as network jitter, is the time delay experienced by VoIP phone users between signal transmission and signal reception over a data network. During VoIP voice and video calls the audible and video performative effects of network jitter are usually seen as a loss of connection, glitches or 'lag'. High quality data stream vs. same stream with jitt

With his plans for a virtual reality metaverse, the Facebook founder pitches himself as a cultural impresario of the internet’s future.

Engadget / 17min
Meta is further backing away from facial recognition . The company has announced that it's shutting down the Face Recognition system on Facebook in the "coming weeks." You'll no longer be automatically recognized in photos if you opted in to the feature, and the Facebook team will delete over a billion facial recognition templates. Automatic Alt Text's descriptions for the visually impaired will

Engadget / 22min
Netflix is taking a big step forward with its gaming ambitions. Starting on November 3rd , all subscribers can play five mobile games on Android devices at no extra cost. The company says iOS users will be able to access the games at a later date. In August, Netflix started testing games in its Android app in Poland with Stranger Things 1984 and Stranger Things 3 . The test expanded to Spain and

20TechCrunch / 23min
The FBI has warned that ransomware groups are targeting companies involved in “significant, time-sensitive financial events,” like mergers and acquisitions, in an effort to coerce victims into paying their ransom demands. In an advisory to private companies this week , the FBI said that cybercriminals often try to find non-public information when targeting companies involved in major financial ev

Zoom Ads Free Users•
Zoom has revealed its plan to roll out ads to free users of its video conferencing software in an effort to support investment and to continue providing free access to its platform. When employees around the world made the transition to working from home last year, the video conferencing service experienced exponential growth as its user base expanded from primarily being made up of enterprise us

How long will Marvel Studios maintain its level of success? It’s a question critics and fans ponder with the arrival of each new MCU movie . Marvel has enjoyed unparalleled success since 2008’s Iron Man but, to paraphrase Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, the MCU’s end is inevitable. Well, at some point anyway. So far, Marvel’s Phase 4 slate has kept the MCU on track. Black Widow and Shang-Chi have be

Mashable / 27min
The UK education system is in need of reform. In schools across the country, underfunding and lack of equal opportunity hinder the future of students. In fact, the British education system currently ranks 16th in terms of inequality amongst secondary schools, and 23rd when it comes to primary schools. The pandemic further exposed these inequalities, unmasking the disparity when it comes to learni

Mashable / 27min
As plastic pollution continues to increase, microplastics are found in the smallest of marine organisms. At this rate, according to estimates, there will be more garbage than fish in the sea by 2050. The Ocean Cleanup is on a cleanup mission, starting with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - an area accumulating enough trash to cover Texas twice over.

Mashable / 27min
Designed by construction tech company ICON, these 3D printed homes are built to withstand natural disasters. The company uses a special cement-based mixture called Lavacrete, which helps defend against fires, floods and extreme winds.

Razer Pro Click Mini•
SlashGear / 28min
In the past, Razer was exclusively a gaming company, focused on anything and everything that had to do with the most extreme high-performance gaming peripherals. Now, here near the tail end of 2021, it’s clear they’re comfortable enough in their leadership position in the gaming accessory world that they’re ready to spread their wings and envelope the rest of the … Continue reading

22NYT > Technology / 28min
How the U.S. tries to keep the country safe and competitive as the future of technology becomes less American.

Gizmodo / 31min
Spoiler alert: JFK Jr. is dead, folks.

TechCrunch / 33min
After experiencing firsthand what Alzheimer’s does to patients and their families, Maria Shriver and Patrick Schwarzenegger, have launched MOSH, a nutrition company focusing on brain food. The mother and son duo combined her passion for advocacy with his experience in company building to create and a product and brand that will have people thinking about their brain health. They talk to Darrell a

Welcome offers and everyday spending are some of the ways cardholders can accumulate thousands of points and miles every year . But as we sprint into the final months of the year, there’s another (underrated) way you can earn a sizable haul of points this year: limited-time bonus spending offers. This holiday season, you could earn up to 50,000 additional points with your eligible cards — and all

Microsoft Metaverse•
Engadget / 35min
Microsoft's metaverse ambitions extend well beyond a handful of Teams features . The Verge reports chief executive Satya Nadella told Bloomberg the company is "absolutely" planning on creating a gaming metaverse with "full 3D" worlds. The claim was about as vague as can be, and didn't include a timeline or software, but it's (eventually) in the works. The question, of course, is just what those m

TechCrunch / 39min
After early tests in select markets, Netflix announced today its debut lineup of exclusive mobile games will begin rolling out to all members globally on Android devices, starting this week. In July, the streaming service first confirmed its plans to enter the mobile gaming market, calling games “another new content category” for the company to offer its subscribers, alongside movies and TV. Sinc

The long-awaited Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition remaster is launching very soon, but fans are already celebrating the franchise for a different reason. 20 years ago, Grand Theft Auto 3 was released, and fans and developers alike are sharing their memories of the game. As part of a PlayStation Blog post sharing memories about GTA 3, Koshi Nakanishi, a director at Capcom, ex

It’s the start of November and we’re already seeing great early Black Friday deals on gaming laptops, like this incredible $400 discount on the MSI GS75 Stealth. The MSI GS75 Stealth gaming laptop comes with an 8-core Intel Core i7 CPU, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and has a 240Hz 17.3-inch display. The MSI GS75 normally costs $1,749, but Amazon has cut the price to $1,34

How-To Geek / 42min
Tired of your still desktop background? You can liven things up by setting a live wallpaper or animated desktop background. Unfortunately, there’s no native way to do this in Windows 11, but there’s a handy third-party app you can use. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Countries that will sign the pledge cover more than 70% of the world's economy.

Monterey Memory Mac•
Lifehacker / 44min
“Your system has run out of application memory” is not a warm, friendly alert. It feels cold and dark, as if your Mac is telling you “the end is nigh.” Luckily, the end isn’t nigh, but receiving this alert on your computer is still concerning. Depending on your machine, it could just be a bug, or it could be a… Read more...

Microsoft Edge Linux•
Ars Technica / 47min
Enlarge / The stable version of Microsoft Edge running on Linux Mint. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Big news for the assuredly huge pool of Linux users who also love Microsoft's software: Microsoft has released the first stable version of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for Linux. The move follows about a year of early availability in the Dev and Beta channels and nearly two years of stab

20TechCrunch / 48min
Roblox’s three-day Halloween weekend outage benefitted other popular gaming apps, according to new data from mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. In a rare, but unfortunately timed outage event, Roblox’s gaming platform went down on the evening on October 28 and didn’t return until October 31, leading to gains in apps also favored by Roblox’s younger users, including Minecraft, Among Us, and, p

FBI Ransomware•
The FBI has warned that ransomware gangs are increasingly interested in attacking companies that are in the middle of "time-sensitive financial events" such as corporate mergers and acquisitions. In the private industry notification, the FBI asserts that it has evidence that suggests the online thugs collect financial information before attacks, which they then use as leverage to extort their vic

If you've been planning to wait until the Black Friday Lego deals begin to pick up a super-expensive kit, there's something worth knowing: one of the brand's biggest sets, that often sees discounts over Black Friday , isn't going to be around for much longer. We're referring to the Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron, with the ID code 42083, which is a brick recreation of the famous sports car. The set n

Razer Pro Click Mini•
Engadget / 55min
Many members of the workforce are returning to the office after over 18 months of working from home. But folks might not be quite ready to give up on some of the luxuries they treated themselves to while they were cooped up in a private workspace. Perhaps you picked up a fancy mechanical keyboard , but don't want to take it to the office, since the clacking might annoy your coworkers. Perhaps wit

TechCrunch / 57min
When Backblaze first filed to go public, TechCrunch found it a compelling company . With a central core of content to help power customer acquisition and a huge swath of customers, it was an interesting cloud storage play. But when it came to pricing, we had little idea of how to value the company. Since it was smaller in revenue terms than most tech companies going public these days, we deferred

How-To Geek / 58min
When someone says that they’re enjoying a new Razer keyboard, you probably imagine them clacking away at a noisy, colorful little monster. But there’s a good chance that they’re using some of the latest products in Razer’s Productivity Suite, a collection of keyboards and mice that are silent, handsome, and ergonomic. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mashable / 59min
SAVE $20: Deathloop is one of 2021's most acclaimed games, garnering high praise from critics and gamers alike. For a limited time, you can get the game on sale for $20 off, its lowest price since release. If you're at all embedded within the gaming space, you've heard about Deathloop . The hype leading up to its Sept. 2021 release date set high expectations for the new title from Arkane Studios,

Editor’s note: Chase provided the author with 100,000 Southwest points for use on this trip. The opinions expressed below are entirely his and weren’t subject to review by Chase or Southwest. The first credit card I ever got was a Southwest Airlines credit card. As with many college students, my parents encouraged me to open it in order to start building my credit and I had no idea about anything

Gizmodo / 1h
Eternals is getting mixed reviews , but I’m reasonably confident that comedian Kumail Nanjiani will be one of the movie’s biggest highlights as Kingo, the immortal superhero with the finger guns . Thanks to this new clip from the movie, in which Sersi, Ikaris, and Sprite visit the Bollywood star on the set of his newest… Read more...

Lumigo Raises $29M•
Lumigo , a cloud-native application monitoring and debugging platform, today announced that it has raised a $29 million Series A funding round led by Redline Capital . Wing Venture Capital and Vertex Ventures US , together with existing investors Meron Capital , Pitango First and Grove Ventures , also participated in this round, which brings the company’s total funding to $38 million since its la

39Futurism / 1h
For Zoe, it started with a news article. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved a new weight loss drug, developed by Novo Nordisk, called Wegovy. Intrigued, she joined a Facebook support group for people trying out the drug. “I was pretty desperate to get it at that point,” she told us, “especially because I was seeing so many other people’s results and got major FOMO.” Wegovy is a n

Offering exclusive access to a ridiculously long list of top-tier events and tournaments, BT Sport is becoming a more and more essential addition to any hardcore armchair sports fan’s EPG. But with a number of different options for subscribing and accessing the network’s channels and content, it can get confusing as to what route to go down for those looking to sign up to the service. Head over t

Shares of Switchback II Corporation are off more than 14% in morning trading today, appearing to sell off sharply in the wake of news that the blank-check company’s merger with scooter company Bird has been approved by shareholders. Shares of the SPAC were off as far as 20% before recovering. dot.LA first spotted the vote news ; Bird is based in the Los Angeles metropolitan agglomeration. News br

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today announced an update to Excel that brings a new JavaScript API to the venerable spreadsheet app. With this new API, developers will be able to create custom data types and functions based on them. Over the course of the last few years, Excel started adding a number of new data types, allowing users to pull in stock and geography data from the cloud at firs

Fellow luna tics: November is offering some fantastic moon-centric entertainment, so turn off Netflix for once, and gaze up at Luna instead. November’s moon, known as “ the beaver moon ,” is not going to be a full eclipse, but it’s close: 98 percent lunar coverage, which is pretty good coverage, if you ask me. Read more...

November Google Pixel 3•
Enlarge / The Pixel 6 and Pixel 3. If you've forgotten what the 3 XL's bathtub notch looks like, I'm sorry I had to remind you. (credit: Ron Amadeo) The start of a new month means it's time for Google to roll out an Android security patch . November's patch is more notable than usual, thanks to some Pixel 6-specific bugfixes and the cutoff of the three-year-old Pixel 3 hardware. This release also

Bowser Nintendo Xecuter•
A prototype SX Core device soldered to a Nintendo Switch motherboard. [credit: Team Xeceuter ] Gary Bowser will plead guilty to two federal felony charges related to his work with Team Xecuter, the maker of the "SX" line of Switch modding devices and other tools Bowser now admits were "predominant[ly] and primar[ily] design[ed]... to allow purchasers to play pirated ROMs." Bowser, a 51-year-old C

book-historia : Sir? Excuse me, sir? Sir, PLEASE stop pulling books off the shelf and dropping them on the floor! Who even let you in here??

Meta Skin Facebook AI•
Gizmodo / 1h
Each passing day is allegedly bringing us closer to the virtual reality cosmopolis known as the metaverse. The bad news is that prominent voices in tech are increasingly referencing the “virtual world created by an evil monopolist” in the Neal Stephenson novel Snow Crash in the same breath they’re using to talk about… Read more...

Early Black Friday gaming PC deals are dropping right now at Dell, the best one so far being this Alienware Aurora R12 with an RTX 3060 Ti for $1,371.99 (was $1,999) . While we've seen some great PC deals at Dell over the past few weeks, especially on RTX 3080 machines, this is the first good 'mid-range' option for those who want a good level of performance, but don't want to completely break the

Snag a cheap Black Friday TV deal before the official sale even begins. Amazon is dropping early Black Friday deals leading up to the big November sale, and the retailer is offering massive discounts on a slew of Fire TVs from brands like Toshiba and Insignia with prices starting at just $99.99. See more of Amazon's early Black Friday deals Amazon's cheap Black Friday TV deals include the Fire TV

Mashable / 1h
Visualizations created by Climate Central show just how devastating climate change's unchecked impacts will be if drastic action is not taken.

Mashable / 1h
Narcos: Mexico 's Scoot McNairy and Luis Gerardo Méndez go head-to-head in a crime drama battle.

Mashable / 1h
Save 55%: It's true — fancy kettles don't have to cost you anywhere near $100. As of Nov. 2, the Willsence Electric Gooseneck Kettle is on sale for just $39.99 at Walmart. That's $50 off its usual price. The perfect cup of coffee in the morning has the power to set the tone for the day. Woke up too early thanks to that construction that started promptly at 7 a.m.? No sweat, you have your coffee.

Amazon Music Podcasts•
Engadget / 1h
Spotify isn't the only one banking on podcast transcripts to reel you in. Amazon Music is rolling out synchronized podcast transcripts in the US for both original shows and popular third-party series like Modern Love and This American Life . Listen on Android or iOS and you can read what's being said, much as you would song lyrics. This helps with search, too. You can scroll through the transcrip

Hypertec Google Taos•
Cloud is ubiquitous: according to Gartner , spending on public cloud services is predicted to reach $396 billion in 2021 and grow 21.7% to $482 billion in 2022. And by 2026, Gartner predicts public cloud spending will exceed 45% of all enterprise IT spending, up from less than 17% in 2021. But how much do companies fully understand the potential benefits of the cloud—and possible limitations—as t

iPhone 14 TSMC Apple•
The iPhone 14 is sure to be a powerful phone, but it might not get quite as big a boost in power as we’d hoped, as Apple could be stuck using 5nm chipsets again, as it did with the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 12 . That ‘5nm’ refers to the manufacturing process used, and a lower number can mean more power and better energy efficiency, without increasing (or certainly without significantly increasing)

Joy-Con GBA Switch•
Gizmodo / 1h
Modding the 18-year-old Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP with upgrades like a better screen and bigger battery is relatively painless. But modding the GBA SP so that it functions as a dedicated 16-bit Switch with Joy-Con and TV-out support? That’s a monumental challenge that Macho Nacho Productions somehow made look easy. Read more...

It’s the beginning of No Nut November, a yearly internet challenge in which participants abstain from orgasming for an entire month. This unusual annual abstinence event originated online around 2011, probably as a satirical take on “ Movember ,” and since then has grown in popularity. It’s hard to say how many people… Read more...

Google has announced a three-month Halloween-special bug bounty program that’s designed to help unearth and fix flaws in the Linux kernel. The special program builds on top of the Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP) announced last year , with triple the rewards for security researchers. Google's base rewards for each publicly patched vulnerability is $31,337, capped at one exploit per vulnerabili

Sakurai Smash Nintendo•
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai isn't ruling out the possibility of a sequel to the Nintendo Switch 's crossover fighter, as discussed in an interview with popular Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. As reported by VGC , Sakurai discussed the uncertainty of his future involvement with the Super Smash Bros. series, stating: "I’m not thinking about a sequel. But I can’t say that

Hyatt Apple Leisure•
Hyatt Hotels has completed its acquisition of Apple Leisure Group, adding roughly 100 hotels and resorts to the Hyatt portfolio, including popular all-inclusive properties from brands like Secrets Resorts and Spas and Dreams Resorts and Spas. In August, The Wall Street Journal reported that the deal would cost Hyatt roughly $2.7 billion in cash plus some debt. For more TPG news delivered each mor

If you’ve cloned a fork of a Github repository, it might have the same name as many other forks. Which one did you pull from? Rather than digging through your browser history, you can use Git’s built in tools to view the URL it’s connected to. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Automatic dark and light mode—a.k.a. night and day mode—is one of the best recent features of Android. What if your wallpaper could also be changed to match? It’s possible, and we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pearpop, a marketplace for social collaborations, is expanding to Instagram after previously only being available to TikTok creators. The platform, which launched last year , allows creators and brands to buy collaborations with celebrities and larger creators. Pearpop will also become available on Twitter later this month, and on Twitch in December. The official rollout on Instagram follows a so

Engadget / 1h
At Engadget, we’ve long been fans of Samsung’s T7 portable SSDs for their fast performance and compact design. They tend to be more expensive than some competing options, but if you’re patient, you can usually find them on sale. To that point, Amazon has discounted the black 1TB Touch model from $190 to $150, matching the previous all-time low price for the SSD. You can also get the silver colorw

The American Airlines operation began having real problems on Thursday . High winds in North Texas slowed down takeoffs and landings at the airline's largest hub in Dallas. That led to cancellations, and crew out of position. They had to use their available employees on reserve . As they faced the end of the month, they ran out of backup employees. The airline blames weather, but weather happens

Billionaire VC Tim Draper (via Draper Associates) has led a $6 million Series A in wellness tracking startup, Vivoo . Also participating in the funding round is ONCE Ventures, Revo Capital, 500 Startups (which backed its pre-seed), Global Ventures, and (the female-led consumer tech startup focused) Halogen Ventures. The personalized nutrition and lifestyle startup sells subscription-based at-home

Gizmodo / 1h

Black Friday deals are starting to appear now that we're in November, and Dell is leading the charge with its Black Friday Sneak Peek event, which sees it cutting a whopping $749 off the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 . This is one of the best gaming laptops in the world, featuring a stunning design with a super-fast and responsive 15.6-inch full HD 360Hz G-Sync screen. The specs are also great,

Hubble Safe Mode NASA•
Enlarge / Hubble Space Telescope above Earth, photographed during STS-125, Servicing Mission 4, May 2009. (credit: NASA ) On Monday, NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope's science instruments were in an extended shutdown after problems appeared in late October. The issues arose as failed internal communications caused the science instruments to switch into safe mode twice over a two-day

Hyatt Apple Leisure•
In mid-August 2021, Hyatt announced a major acquisition. This is an update to note that this agreement has now been finalized , and we have more of a sense of when World of Hyatt members can expect to benefit from this. As I said at the time, this acquisition is likely to be quite polarizing, with some consumers being super excited, and others being totally indifferent. Hyatt buying Apple Leisure

400+Futurism / 1h
Diapers Deployed Despite their best efforts, engineers at SpaceX won’t be able to fix the leaky toilet on board the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in time for the NASA astronauts set to launch on it imminently. Their solution for this week’s Crew-3 launch headed to the International Space Station: astronauts will have to resort to peeing their spacesuits, which essentially amount to diapers. NA

In what sounds like a warm up Black Friday deal for Google One users in the UK, Nest Hubs are being given away for free to anyone who takes a 2TB cloud storage monthly plan and then switches to a 2TB annual plan within seven days, or those who buy a 2TB annual plan outright. Users from three other countries (US, Canada and Germany) are also set to get the deal soon, Google has confirmed. Accordin

Amazon Music Launches•
Starting today, Amazon Music is launching auto-generated, synchronized transcripts on select podcasts for users in the United States. Rolling out for the latest version of the Amazon Music app on iOS and Android, these transcripts will be available for recent episodes of select podcasts by Amazon Originals and Wondery, a network owned by Amazon. Transcripts will also be available for certain show

Anyone who uses Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard on Android is in for a treat, as the keyboard now supports copying and pasting between Android and Windows, which is extremely useful to have. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla New Charger EVs•
This week, in its quest to dominate the EV market, Tesla released an affordable new home charger that works with all electric vehicles in North America, not just Teslas. The new 2nd generation J1772 plug is designed to meet the specifications for any EV sold throughout the region. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mashable / 2h
Save $100 : Experience the sound quality that Marshall is known for in travel-friendly form. As of Nov. 2, the Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speake r is 33% off its usual price: just $199.99. It's hard to ignore the importance of sound quality if you've ever bought a cheap speaker from the convenience store and heard your favorite singer distorted by the speaker's tinny sound, or if you'

Mashable / 2h
Satisfy your need to knead: As of Nov. 2, the heavy-duty KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus stand mixer (5-quart) is on sale for $219.99 at Best Buy. That's a 51% discount on the MSRP listed on KitchenAid's website. Big brands like KitchenAid are the backbone of Black Friday. But while prices of similar big-ticket items (say, from Samsung and Instant Pot) were dropping throughout October, KitchenAid wasn't re

The digital money, called Squid, began trading last week for a penny. It soared spectacularly, before the money vanished.

23Lifehacker / 2h
Now that October is behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to the next holiday on which we can gorge ourselves silly: Thanksgiving. While Halloween has the costumes and candy, Christmas and Hanukkah have the gifts, and Easter has a fictional Peeps-bearing bunny, Thanksgiving has no special characters or… Read more...

On Nov. 1, Argentina reopened to vaccinated travelers after reporting a decrease in COVID-19 cases over four weeks, the government announced. The order states that “entry into the national territory of non-resident foreigners, provided they comply with current immigration and health requirements,” is now permitted. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily news

29Gizmodo / 2h
Grand Admiral Thrawn may not yet be Grand Admiral in Timothy Zahn’s latest trilogy of novels featuring his most iconic Star Wars creation, but even before his time in the Empire, it’s clear that Thrawn has always had a knack for guiding himself through the most dangerous strategies to get what he wants—and his latest… Read more...

Alternative mobile browser Firefox today shipped its latest release for iOS and Android with an update aimed at helping users address common issues — like the visual clutter of having too many open tabs or needing to pick up where your left off the last time the app was closed, among other things. The changes are a part of the Firefox Beta, which introduced a new homepage that will now serve as a

Pokemon Dedenne November•
SlashGear / 2h
On Friday November 5, 2021 the Pokemon GO Festival of Lights begins, and Dedenne appears for the first time. Dedenne, the Antenna Pokemon, had not been available in Pokemon GO before the launch of this event. This launch does not include Shiny Dedenne, but some potential still exists for Shiny Pokemon elsewhere during this 9-day event. As is sometimes the … Continue reading

SlashGear / 2h
As many of us are already aware, Apple launched the iPhone 13 lineup toward the end of September. There were a lot of questions surrounding this launch, in large part because we’re currently in the middle of a global semiconductor shortage that has put the squeeze on nearly every company that manufactures consumer electronic devices. Apple, however, apparently had a … Continue reading

Dell already has some seriously tempting early Black Friday deals (which it calls ‘Sneak Peeks’), and if you’re after a really cheap laptop which is amazing value, well, look no further. The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with Core i3-1115G4 processor has had its price reduced by no less than 40%, and with a $226 discount, it’s now available for $342.99. This notebook actually falls under Dell’s current ‘

Gizmodo / 2h
The Hubble Space Telescope has entered into a protective safe mode, in what is now an upsettingly regular occurrence. Mission team members have yet to identify the source of the latest issue. Read more...

Yahoo China Challenging•
23TechCrunch / 2h
TechCrunch held events in China as recently as 2019 , following several years of hosting conferences in the country’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. In the wake of today’s news, TechCrunch.com is no longer available for regular access in China. How quickly things change. This morning, global media noted weekend news that Yahoo, TechCrunch’s parent company, is pulling its remaining services from Chin

Morbius Jared Leto•
A new trailer for Morbius has been released – and it seems that Sony Pictures' next superhero movie is teasing the studio's own multiverse of madness. Revealed on Tuesday, November 2, the film's latest footage implies that we'll be getting plenty of Marvel movie multiversal shenanigans in Morbius. Like what? Well, ties to Morbius adversary Spider-Man , for one, but there's much more than that wit

Microsoft Mesh Teams•
Microsoft has announced it will become the latest technology behemoth to explore opportunities related to the concept of metaverses. At its annual Ignite conference, the company outlined its vision for the role of its cloud services in providing the foundation for the world’s metaverses (for there will apparently be multiple). Microsoft also detailed new products and services designed to “continu

Engadget / 2h
More and more early Black Friday deals are popping up, and if you're looking to snag an entry-level set of active noise cancellation (ANC) headphones, you can't go too far wrong with Sony's WH-CH710N . The headphones are on sale for $78 on Amazon, which is $102 less than the standard price. Buy Sony WH-CH710N at Amazon - $78 The discount matches the lowest price we've seen for the headphones, whi

Microsoft Supply Chain•
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world’s supply chains for a number of reasons from a lack of raw material to labor shortages, but whatever the reason the problems are persisting and Microsoft has decided to put its considerable resources to bear on modernizing supply chain and manufacturing To help address these issues, the company is announcing a new manufacturing solution called the Micro

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $750: Mirror brings a complete gym into your home while taking up minimal space. Throughout the month of November, the Mirror is at its Black Friday price , saving you $500. Plus, you'll get free delivery and installation, making the total savings a $750 value. Just use the promo code HOLIDAY21. As we creep closer to 2022, you might start thinking about your New Year's resolutions. Fitness i

Gizmodo / 2h
After Tim Cook told CNBC that the chip crunch likely cost Apple around $6 billion in lost sales, it appears Apple has started taking more drastic measures in order to maintain strong production of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro . Read more...

Microsoft Mesh Teams•
Engadget / 2h
Meta may be grabbing most of the metaverse headlines for now, but it's far from the only company exploring how we can experience virtual events across a variety of devices. Microsoft gave us a glimpse of its vision earlier this year with Mesh , a platform for virtual meetings that can take place across HoloLens 2, mixed reality headsets, computers and smartphones. It'll be a while before we're st

Microsoft Loop Office•
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Microsoft Loop, a new Office collaboration app announced today, takes the company's Fluid Framework vision one step further. You might remember that technology from Microsoft's recent developer events: It's a way to collaborate on specific chunks of content, say a table or chart, synchronized across multiple Office apps. A table you create in Outlook, for example, would instantly update if someon

Engadget / 2h
Microsoft is boosting Office with some (arguably overdue) media creation tools. As part of a sweeping set of updates, the company is adding Clipchamp video editing to the Office suite. The recently acquired web-based tool helps you make "professional-looking" clips regardless of your skills. You can produce videos for your other Office projects, of course, but Microsoft also sees Clipchamp as a s

Vice-president of global content has been answering criticism of Facebook at this year's Web Summit.

Microsoft Loop Office•
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Microsoft is bringing back Google Wave , the doomed real-time messaging and collaboration platform Google launched in 2009 and prematurely shuttered in 2010. Maybe we should’ve seen this coming. Back in 2019, Microsoft announced the Fluid Framework (not to be confused with the Fluent design system). The idea here was nothing short of trying to re-invent the nature of business documents and how de

ACA Microsoft Azure•
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At its Ignite conference, Microsoft today announced the preview launch of Azure Container Apps, a new fully managed serverless container service that complements the company’s existing container infrastructure services like the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Microsoft notes that Azure Container Apps was specifically built for microservices, with the ability to quickly scale based on HTTP traffic

Whimsical , a startup creating tools for workplace collaboration, announced Tuesday its first funding round, a $30 million Series A investment led by Accel. The company was founded by Kaspars Dancis in 2017 when he saw that the tools most people use for work — the documents, spreadsheets and slide decks — were not conducive to the way people were working, for example, increasingly remote. The ide

Microsoft Mesh Teams•
20TechCrunch / 2h
Microsoft wants a piece of the metaverse, too, so at its Ignite conference today, the company announced 3D avatars for those Teams meetings where you don’t want to be on camera. Those animated personalized avatars are part of what Microsoft calls ‘Mesh for Teams,’ which combines the company’s Mesh platform (not to be confused with Windows Live Mesh ) for powering shared experiences in virtual rea

Microsoft Azure OpenAI•
Microsoft today announced the launch of the Azure OpenAI Service, which, as the name implies, makes OpenAI’s machine learning models available on the Azure platform. Specifically, that means GPT-3 , OpenAI’s groundbreaking language model that can, under the right circumstances, produce human-like text with just a few prompts. There is a catch, though. At least for now, not all Azure users will ge

Azure Microsoft HCI•
At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced a number of new features for its Azure data platform . These range from a first preview of the 2022 edition of its venerable SQL Server line to updates to the Azure Synapse Analytics platform and new tools that make it easier to move Cassandra workloads to the cloud. But at the core of many of these updates is a deeper integration between the pl

Azure Microsoft HCI•
Microsoft Azure , just like its competitors, launched a number of tools in recent years that allow enterprises to use a single platform to manage their virtual machines and containers across clouds and in their own data centers. For Microsoft, the main tool for managing these is Azure Arc . Given the event’s focus on IT professionals, it’s no surprise that the company is using its Ignite conferen

Resorting to chaos may not sound like a sound engineering method, but chaos engineering is quickly becoming a standard way to test complex systems before real-world outages put those systems to a test. Netflix’s engineering team launched Chaos Monkey back in 2012 and that remains one of the most-used tools for this, but Microsoft Azure today also launched a similar tool for users on its cloud pla

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Over the weekend, world leaders of the G20 tossed a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain to wish for good luck combatting climate change. By Monday, they were in Glasgow giving speeches as United Nations climate talks opened. Read more...

It’s been about seven months since Wyze released two very different smartwatches, confusing the hell out of its customers in the process. But Wyze is now relaunching the better of its two smartwatches under a new name—Wyze Watch 47c. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Wrapping your text in Microsoft Excel keeps your easy to read. It also makes the width of your columns more consistent, which will help your spreadsheets look more professional. Here are four different ways to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›


Our bodies and brains know what time it is even without looking at a clock. We get sleepy at night and hungry during the day...and then a time change comes along and throws us for a loop. With one of those time changes fast approaching, once again, here’s how you can prepare your body. Read more...

Nintendo has confirmed it is cutting its production of Switch consoles by 20% because of the ongoing chip shortage. As reported by Nikkei (thanks, Eurogamer ), Nintendo has been forced to amend its production schedule over the rest of this fiscal year, committing now to manufacturing 24 million Switch consoles, down from its original target of 30 million. In a brief statement, Nintendo said it wa

United Airlines continues to redraw its route map during the pandemic, with the latest causality being three small U.S. cities. The Chicago-based carrier filed plans over the weekend to pull out of three airports later this year and into early 2022, as first seen in Cirium schedules and later confirmed by the airline. United will no longer serve the following airports effective on the dates liste

Martine Paris Contributor Martine Paris is a freelance tech reporter covering space, electric vehicles, climate tech, robotics, AI, consumer tech, e-commerce, streaming, gaming, venture capital and startup culture. Following its billion-dollar valuation earlier this year, Axiom Space, builder of the next International Space Station, recruited Google’s Tejpaul Bhatia to become its first chief reve

Zoom is currently testing a new program that’ll show ads at the end of free meetings, the company announced in a blog post. This will upset some free Zoom users, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The memories feature in Google Photos is a fan favorite, and today it’s getting even better as Google just released several new widget styles for your home screen. These new memory widgets first arrived in August, but now we’re getting several new styles and shapes. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Did your kid bring home enough Halloween candy for five little monsters? Or, did you just not have enough ghouls and beasties to treat with all the sweets you bought? If you’ve got leftover candy woes, you can still give it away! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Zoom Ads Free Users•
Engadget / 2h
Zoom users on the free Basic plan may start seeing ads starting today. At the outset, ads will only appear on the browser page after a call ends, and you'll only see them following meetings hosted by other Basic users. The test is limited to certain countries too. The company has updated its privacy policy to reflect the change. Zoom says it won't use content (in other words, video, audio, messag

Tesla Software US NHTSA•
48Gizmodo / 2h
In possibly the biggest blow to Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta rollout yet (and there have been several ), the company has been forced to issue a recall affecting over 11,700 vehicles equipped with the software. Read more...

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So you've got all the gifts you need for the kids, your family and the friends who really matter. But it's been a tough year, surely you deserve some joy as well. Maybe it's time to upgrade that HDTV to a 4K OLED, or to finally move on from using sad TV speakers. It's time to treat yourself, in true Parks and Rec fashion . Here are some of the best home theater gadgets we'd recommend when budget

Zoom Ads Free Users•
Zoom is introducing a pilot advertising program that will show ads to users on its ‘Basic’ free tier. The company says the ads will support investments and enable it to continue providing its platform to free users. Basic tier users will only see ads if they join a meeting hosted by another Basic tier user. For the initial test, ads will be displayed on the browser page users see when they end th

In case you haven’t heard us preach about this issue before, you really should be using two-factor authentication for all your important accounts. An extra layer of added security, with a six-digit passcode that’s regenerated every 30 seconds, is essential for keeping your digital accounts safe and secure. But the… Read more...

Parents around the country breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was officially approved for use in kids ages 5-11 by both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pandemic changed nearly every aspect of families’ lives, from school to visiting family to travel. For some, travel came to a standstill for what is approa

Marriott has co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase. In late September, we saw huge limited time welcome bonuses introduced on these cards. This is a reminder that these offers are supposed to expire on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, so this is your last day to take advantage of these elevated bonuses. Let’s go over the four offers, starting with the two American Express

Engadget / 3h
What if I told you that a graphics card could be the quickest way to improve your livestream or podcast audio? It sounds counterintuitive, but think about it: A GPU often has an extreme amount of processing power sitting idle, so why not use that redundant hardware for other things? Fortunately, NVIDIA is way ahead of us, and has already harnessed the potential of its own GPUs to do things beyond

Data storage and management company Quantum Corporation has launched a new feature that’s designed to help protect data stored on tape systems against network-borne threats such as ransomware . Dubbed the Scalar Ransom Block, the feature is touted as an industry-first, and is designed to safeguard Quantum’s Scalar tape systems from the risk of unauthorized data access over the network. “Tape stor

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Halloween is over, which means it’s instantly time for Christmas —and not just in shopping malls. Netflix has also manifested a sudden case of the holiday spirit, evidenced by this new trailer for its latest original film, which looks like it’s angling to be a perennial holiday classic. It’s called A Boy Called … Read more...

Samsung Dr Denim Galaxy Z•
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Samsung made an odd decision in Australia this week with the reveal of a fashion collaboration with Dr Denim. Together the brands developed a limited edition pair of jeans designed “exclusively for the Galaxy Z Flip 3” in order to “prove that Y2K style and flip phones are truly back in fashion.” The jeans have high waists and an extra … Continue reading

You don’t have to live with your smart TV’s slow and crappy interface. Dedicated streaming sticks have all the speed you need, and during today’s Amazon sale, you can get a 4K-capable Roku stick for just $20. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Fire TV is one of the more popular smart TV platforms, and Amazon has announced that it now has a TikTok app. Quite a few other platforms have received the vertical video-based app, so it makes sense for Fire TV to hop on the bandwagon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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If you stream or do videoconferencing and own certain GeForce RTX GPUs, NVIDIA's Broadcast app can be a magical helper. It uses a streamlined, AI-powered toolset to remove background noise, add virtual effects, auto-frame shots and more. Now, Logitech has announced that it's incorporating some of those features directly into certain headsets and Blue microphones via a new beta, with no need to ru

Tesla Model 3 SR 2022•
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Tesla's least expensive car, the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, has been renamed to just the Tesla Model 3 (via Teslarati ). This model is listed under the "Rear-Wheel Drive" category, so you could also call it the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive. The two other Model 3 options are listed under the "Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive" category, and have the same names as before: the Tesla Model 3 Long Range,

Tesla Supercharger•
A pilot scheme in the Netherlands is intended to pave the way for large-scale global expansion.

You know for a fact that the person you’re buying a gift for absolutely loves tech. They live and breathe it, but they already have everything. So, what do you buy them? We can help! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

I did not have a bagel until I was 7 years old. My home state of Mississippi is more of a biscuit place, but bagels became part of my life when I moved to Los Angeles in 1993, as did Jewish delis. It was an exciting time. Read more...

For part of last year it seemed credit card issuers didn't want new customers. Now they all seem to have turned that around, and their primary strategy to attract you to their cards is to massively increase the up front offers for getting approved. Chase and American Express are both out with new offers for their Marriott cards in a coordinated fashion, and these offers are very good. Continue re

This year's best early Black Friday gaming laptop deal is back again at Best Buy - this RTX-3060 equipped MSI GF65 for $849.99 (was $1,099) . After about a week of absence, it's popped up again. So far, we haven't seen a match for its combination of an RTX 3060, Intel Core i5-10500H processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD when it comes to sheer bang for the buck. While not super high-end, these are

It’s not an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated airport finances, which (in turn) has severely affected the passenger experience. But the current state of airports can’t be blamed on the pandemic alone. “Airport infrastructure suffered from chronic underfunding even before this steep decline in air travelers,” according to a report (warning: PDF link) issued in March 2

As the Great Resignation builds , corporations and organizations are looking for bigger and better ways to retain talent. One of the most popular ways to do that, right now, is to offer better tools around personal development and career growth to employees. Hone , a startup backed by Cowboy Ventures, is looking to do just that. The company is today announcing the close of a $16 million Series A

China US Space Russia•
This morning at 8:30 am PT we are hosting a live, 30-minute FREE webinar called, Full Speed Ahead: Accelerating Government and Commercial Collaboration in the New Space Age. Join experienced space leaders for this candid discussion and learn how government demands for mission success intersect with new capabilities from commercial companies. This event is free, but you must register to attend. Th

Contra , a professional network for independent workers, unveiled a new payment model Tuesday that lets users accept payments for their services on Contra without paying any commission fees. The new feature comes as the company brings in $30 million in Series B funding, led by NEA, with participation from Unusual Ventures and Cowboy Ventures, both of which invested in Contra’s $14.5 million Serie

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Activeloop , a member of the Y Combinator summer 2018 cohort , is building a database specifically designed for media-focused artificial intelligence applications. Today the company announced a $5 million seed investment led by 468 Capital and CM Ventures with participation from Tribe Capital, Shasta Ventures and various tech industry angels. Davit Buniatyan, founder and CEO at the company says t

Engadget / 3h
McDonald’s first plant-based burger (ignoring the veggie “burgers” that have come before it) finally goes on limited sale in the US later this week . Following a brief trial in Canada in 2019, the McPlant has been on a wider tour of McDonald’s franchises in Europe. Ahead of its debut next week, I decided to try out the McPlant here in the UK, where it’s been available in selected restaurants for

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Tempo is adding a far more affordable guided exercise system to its line-up, with the Tempo Move promising personalized fitness training at a fraction of the price of the original Tempo Studio. Launched in 2020, Tempo Studio resembles a high-tech weights cabinet, with 3D tracking sensors walking users through training routines shown on its big, integrated display. With that 42-inch … Continue rea

51How-To Geek / 4h
If you’re a fan of random temporary folders on your computer, there’s a returning Windows bug that has made its way to Windows 11. The bug causes empty folders to appear in the system directory, which is a weird bug that sometimes happened in Windows 10, too. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Audible Plus is a great way to finally read those books you’ve been meaning to get around to for years. But is it worth the expense of taking on yet another monthly subscription service? Let’s find out. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Morbius Jared Leto•
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Jared Leto has officially arrived in Sony's corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it's quite a horror show. This first full trailer gives us a taste of Leto's take on Morbius , the Marvel Comics "living vampire" (as he's been called in print) and anti-hero. The upcoming movie is an origin story, and this generous three-minute look sets the stage for how Dr. Michael Morbius makes his transf

Developers say industrial-scale farms are needed to meet the nation’s climate goals, but locals are fighting back against what they see as an encroachment on their pastoral settings.

Engadget / 4h
While we did not get an updated Mac Mini this year, the existing M1 desktop remains a good option if you want a compact machine with one of Apple's latest chips. Amazon often discounts the machine, and the 512GB model is down to an all-time low right now. While the list price is $869, an automatically applied $119 coupon will knock the final price down to $750. Buy Mac Mini M1 (512GB) at Amazon -

Microsoft Defender 11•
Microsoft Defender is about to get a massive renovation to enable home users to monitor not just their Windows computers , but also their Mac , Android and iOS devices . The remodelled app will reportedly help home users keep tabs on antivirus , phishing , compromised passwords , and identity theft alerts from a unified dashboard. BleepingComputer got wind of the upcoming release thanks to a new

28Gizmodo / 4h
Alejandro Jodorowsky ’s The Incal could be coming to the big screen. Marvel’s Eternals director Chloé Zhao teases her take on Dracula . Get a look at Legends of Tomorrow ’s Beebo themed holiday special. Plus, new Ghostbusters: Afterlife footage, and what’s next on Child’s Play . Spoilers now! Read more...

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. This is your last chance to snag limited-time elevated welcome offers from Marriott Bonvoy’s lineup of cobranded personal and business cards before they expire tomorrow, Nov. 3, 2021: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card Marriott Bonvoy Business™ Amer

Tesla Software US NHTSA•
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Tesla voluntarily recalled nearly 11,704 vehicles after identifying a software error that could cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the automatic emergency brake system, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said. All of the affected vehicles had early access to the automaker’s “Full Self-Driving Beta,” it’s advanced driver assistance system. The s

Tesla 11704 11 Braking•
Engadget / 4h
Tesla has issued its second recall in as many weeks , although this may be more strategic than it is urgent. As the AP noted , The new recall covers 11,704 Tesla EVs from 2017 or newer (including the Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X) that were prone to "false-positive braking" after a buggy Full Self-Driving beta update from October 23rd led to a communications breakdown between two chips. T

The much hyped X1 credit card, billed as “the smartest credit card ever made” is now finally available to the general public, but is it as innovative as its marketing suggests? Indeed, there are some unique perks, along with a good rewards rate—especially for a no-fee card—although the reward redemption options are… Read more...

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Face masks have been key to managing the pandemic , and going forward, they’ll be commonplace as a courtesy to keep our germs to ourselves. Yet keeping a mask clean, and keeping one handy, can be a challenge. From the team at Keysmart, the ViralOff® Packable Face Mask is designed to solve both problems with a mask that’s easy to pack, wear, and clean. And for a limited time, you can save an extra

Yahoo China Challenging•
The US giant follows other Western tech firms out of a country that is tightening its regulations.

Gizmodo / 4h
Meteorological winter is less than a month away, but you wouldn’t know it in the United Arab Emirates. The country hit 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) to start the week, a November record . Qatar, Oman, and Iran also reportedly approached national records. Read more...

Tempo Home Gym iPhone•
Peloton has a problem. So does NordicTrack, and Mirror, and a host of others. All of these companies aim to bring fitness gear out of the era of legwarmers and rowing machines and into the connected, quantified present. And they’re all really freaking expensive, with Peloton’s Bike Plus starting at $2,500 / £2,295 (about AU$3,300) and NordicTrack's treadmills topping out at $4,000 / £3,499 / AU$5

Blade Sorcery PSVR 2•
Sony's upcoming PSVR 2 headset looks like it could be getting one of the best upcoming Oculus Quest 2 games. Blade & Sorcery, a first person game that focuses on magic and melee combat, could be ported to the PS5 VR headset according to developer Warp Frog. As reported by UploadVR , Warp Frog wrote in an FAQ that a Blade & Sorcery port could arrive on PSVR 2, just days before the release of the u

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in theaters now, Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters next month, and after that? It’s vampire time . Morbius is the next film in Sony’s Marvel Spider-Man universe and it hits theaters on January 28. Today, a brand new trailer has been released which dives deeper into the story with… Read more...

34Wired / 4h
Sometimes the people least likely to engage with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Zoom are the people who can benefit from it the most.

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Mozilla has rolled out Firefox 94 for Android and iOS, and with it comes a new homepage that makes it easier to go back to what you were doing before you had to close the app. In its announcement, the organization said it wanted to "lift that heavy mental burden of remembering to finish those halfway read articles or vacation research" until you're ready to finish them. The new homepage has an ea

Engadget / 4h
Let’s be honest, it’s been a rough decade at this point, and things seem to be getting worse rather than better. Online radicalization has seen many of the world’s political systems spin out of control to the point of uselessness. Climate change is a problem facing literally all of us that few in power seem interested in addressing. And our economic situation seems to be predicated on everyone bu

Despite the pandemic, it’s quite easy to crown a winner for the best new airline business-class product. Sure, we’ve seen some recent innovations from the U.S. “Big 3” airlines. American recently launched a new cabin on its 787-8 Dreamliner . Delta continues to retrofit its existing long-haul fleet with Premium Select and refreshed biz seats , while United is charging ahead with its fleetwide Pol

Gizmodo / 4h
The pandemic was a major turning point for connected home fitness, and for good reason. However, one of the biggest hurdles for consumers was cost: There are $4,000 treadmills, $2,000 bikes, and $3,000 home gyms, not to mention monthly subscription costs and the amount of space these gadgets can take up in the home.… Read more...

The pandemic drove explosive growth for the connected fitness industry, as gyms shut down and people struggled to find ways to work out without leaving their homes. Along with the likes of Peloton and Mirror, Tempo is one of the companies that has benefitted from the trend. The San Francisco-based company specializes in cardio and strength training through guided workouts using a system of barbel

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Remix, the mapping software startup acquired by Via in March , is launching a new product designed to help cities plan how on-demand rides and fixed route transit, like buses and subways, can work together. Usually, Remix uses data to help cities plan out things like public transportation services or where to build a new bike lane. Adding this tool to the mix allows cities to model which routes c

Martie Food•
Companies are attacking food waste in different ways, from developing a better food supply chain to “skins” for produce to food sharing. And today, Martie officially enters the market with its approach to stop from going into landfills food that is thrown away due to package changes, being a seasonal product or nearing their best buy date. Louise Fritjofsson and Kari Morris started the company in

Delivery Nuro $600M Google•
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Nuro has raised $600 million in a fundraising round led by new investor Tiger Global Management, capital that the autonomous delivery startup will use to ramp up commercial operations. The funding has pushed Nuro’s valuation to about $8.6 billion — or some 72% higher than a year ago — according to people familiar with the round who requested to anonymity because they are not authorized to speak f

In many companies, post-sales can be a bit of a haphazard process, with customer success, marketing and product teams all trying to figure out how to provide the best service to new and existing customers. With limited resources, that often means focusing on a few customers. Magnify aims to automate more of this process so that companies can reach more of their customers to drive product usage, a

American Airlines Flight•
Last week an American Airlines passenger punched a flight attendant in the face, causing a broken nose. While nothing excuses that behavior, there’s more to the story than many had initially assumed. American Airlines passenger punches flight attendant We’ve seen an uptick in bad airline passenger behavior since the start of the pandemic. This has been completely unfair towards airline employees,

Seeing Called setState() on an Unmounted Component in your console is one of the most frequent issues faced by newcomers to React. When you’re working with class components, you can easily create situations where you encounter this error. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

There are many factors that contribute towards your Docker security posture but using hardened images is one of the best steps you can take to protect yourself. Not all images have the same security characteristics and a poorly configured one could give an attacker the foothold they need. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Most of us buy things as we need them: pantry snacks, a haircut, a new mattress or laptop. Then there are certain things it behooves us to purchase before we need them, to avoid potential disaster. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most essential “buy before you need” items, inspired by this AskReddit thread . Read more...

Sony PS5 UK Christmas•
We have good news for UK players still on the hunt for an elusive PS5 – Sony is flying in extra stock to help fulfill wishlists this Christmas. According to The Sun (thanks, GamesRadar+ ), Sony is reportedly now air-lifting extra PS5 units into UK stores ahead of the holidays. The newspaper said Sony has chartered three Boeing 747 planes from South Korea to London and loaded each one with around

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We thought Chevy would be taking it easy at the 2021 SEMA show. Instead, Chevy is turning the world upside down with its Beast concept, a four-passenger concept vehicle based on modified underpinnings of a Silverado pickup truck. As expected, Beast is a machine for high-performance desert running and off-road driving, and it’s packing the heart of a C7 Corvette … Continue reading

Engadget / 4h
While it can be tricky to find the right smart lock for your door, August's WiFi smart lock is one of the most versatile out there since it fits over most regular deadbolts. Its easy installation process is one of the reasons why we gave it a score of 80 when we first reviewed it, but we also knocked it for its higher price tag. But now you can grab the capable smart lock for $50 less at Amazon w

Mashable / 5h
Humanity has certainly found some creative ways to be mean to each other in the dating world. Here to break down all the latest love lingo for you is Stephen Colbert as we enter cuffing season . From situationships to roaching , the Late Show host has you covered. Along with...a side order of some terms that he maybe/definitely made up himself. "I am here to romansplain some of the more hyper-spe

Points-and-miles enthusiasts are a different breed — particularly TPG staff. If you’re neck-deep in this hobby, there are probably many things you do that sound extreme to an outsider. Here are some things people have done over the past several years that come to mind — all in the name of discounted travel: Hand-writing personal details on 94 notecards and separately mailing each one to IHG. Book

DJI's next flagship consumer drone, the DJI Mavic 3 , is now close to lift-off, with a new teaser confirming its launch date – but fresh leaks have tempered enthusiasm about its new telephoto camera. DJI has published the event teaser below on Twitter, which reveals that a launch will take place on November 4 at 10pm EDT. For those in the UK and Australia, this works out as 2am GMT / 12pm AEST on

Fiverr Freelance Stoke•
On the heels of LinkedIn last week launching Service Marketplace , a competitor to freelance platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, today Fiverr announced an acquisition that speaks to how it plans to stay in the game by building in more features for its users. Fiverr is acquiring Stoke Talent, which lets companies manage their freelance teams, for $95 million. Stoke’s toolset includes features to onb

2022 Audi A8 S8 Horch•
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Audi has revealed the refreshed A8 range that it says has a sharper design, notably in the front and rear of the vehicle. The range is also fitted with innovative technologies. Audi says the new styling and technology give the range a confident and progressive character for an active luxury sedan. The A8 has been part of the Audi range … Continue reading

View of the Public Library in Port Huron, Michigan. Printed on front: “Public Library, Port Huron, Mich. S. 283. Published by J. Lohrstorfer & Co.” Printed on back: “S. Langsdorf & Co., New York, Germany.” Handwritten on front: “J.M.W.. Nov. 1906.” Handwritten on back: “J.M.W.. Nov. 1906.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Engadget / 5h
In addition to its WiFi-connected pellet grills , Traeger offers a range of gear and supplies to help you complete your grilling sessions . From tools to tray liners, plus a range of rubs and sauces, the company will sell you everything you need for its grills to smoke a brisket or cook a few dozen wings. Now the company is expanding further to give you literally everything you might need for a f

Night Sleep 10•
We're becoming more aware of the many benefits of good sleep, but there’s also a lot of misinformation flying around. So how do we separate the sleep myths from the sleep facts? We look at the science, of course. Sleep is so important that Dr Matthew Walker, a renowned neuroscientist and author of the best-selling Why We Sleep , writes that, “the shorter you sleep, the shorter your life span.” Bo

28Wired / 5h
This wireless wonder proves B&W has resurrected its iconic Zeppelin speaker with aplomb.

26Wired / 5h
Fossils show how species diversity—and dental diversity—suddenly collapsed 30 million years ago, suggesting a link between climate, diet, and survival.

Windows 11 supports Android apps, which means it supports Android games, too. That may be even more important to you. Now you can play your favorite mobile games with a mouse and keyboard on your PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gizmodo / 5h
Google packed the Pixel 6 with a ton of new features, starting with a custom-built processor called Tensor, but perhaps an even bigger deal is its cameras. The Pixel lineup has always been known for Google’s AI-powered photography featured, and the Pixel 6 gets a serious upgrade. Read more...

31Mashable / 5h
After two and a half years (that felt twice as long as they actually were), Apple finally updated its entry-level AirPods. The only problem? A lot can happen in two and a half years. Apple's third-generation AirPods occupy a strange space in a market now brimming with affordable and high-quality wireless earbuds. At $179, they don't offer any form of noise cancelation whatsoever, something that's

American Airlines Hundreds•
American Airlines is sending out apology e-mails to customers explaining how they made the right decision in cancelling so many flights, and they won't do it again because they're staffing up. But the message fails loyalty marketing 101. Continue reading ...

As hybrid and remote working take hold, many businesses are turning towards new digital tools and services to help maximise productivity . This is according to a new report from Virgin Media O2 and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, which states that almost half of firms (46%) believe investing in the right gear is the best way to guarantee the long-term success of flexible working p

Nobody likes a delayed flight . But with several airlines, such as American and Southwest , experiencing operational meltdowns lately, it’s not inconceivable that you’ll experience a flight delay if you’re traveling right now. On Oct. 31, more than 9,700 flights within, into or out of the United States were delayed, according to data from the flight-tracking website FlightAware . However, before

BlackShadow Israeli•
A cyberattack on Israeli web hosting provider Cyberserve has disrupted several websites and could have grievous repercussions thanks to the attackers stealing sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) about its clients, some of whom aren’t aligned with the views of the conservative country. Reporting on the development, BleepingComputer says that the BlackShadow hacking group has claime

This year's Black Friday deals have already begun rolling in, and if you've been thinking of picking up an electric scooter in the sales there's no need to wait. Best Buy is offering huge discounts on e-scooters already , with offers on big brands including Razer and Segway. If you're a Best Buy Totaltech or My Best Buy member, the store will refund you the difference if the price of your purchas

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One of the biggest challenges facing human spaceflight for long durations is providing enough necessities, such as food and water for the crew. One of the projects that NASA is working on aboard the ISS is growing food to support the astronauts and give crew members a more diverse diet while in space. Recently, astronaut Megan McArthur shared some images … Continue reading

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Hertz says it is receiving Teslas despite Elon Musk saying no contract had been signed on a deal.

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Blu-rays are so done. Using high-speed lasers, researchers have created new data storage tech that could write and keep 500TB of data on a CD-sized glass disc. The 5D storage tech has higher writing speeds that might make it feasible to large-scale archiving projects. Each file uses three layers of nanoscale dots. The dots' size, orientation and position within the three standard dimensions make

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James Corden and his staff have been getting into a lot of arguments recently. First there was their disagreement about Halloween (which Corden hates), then there was their disagreement about Halloween costumes (which Corden also hates), and now that Halloween is over we've immediately moved on to Christmas (which Corden loves). Specifically, the music. "It's the worst genre of music in existence

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The line-up for November's free Games with Prime has been announced, and freebies this month include Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Control Ultimate Edition. Also up for grabs are indie titles Puzzle Agent 2, Rogue Heroes, Secret Files: Sam Peters, BAFL - Brakes Are For Losers, Liberated, and Demon Hunter 2: New Chapter. Check out all the best graphics cards We'll show you

Lufthansa offers one of the best first class products across the Atlantic, and for that matter it’s one of the best first class products between the United States and Europe that’s bookable with miles. A lot has changed at Lufthansa due to the pandemic, so in this post I wanted to recap which planes feature first class, which routes they fly, what to expect from the experience, and how to redeem

Switch Nintendo YouTube•
The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack has been heavily criticized by gamers for several reasons. It’s considered by many to be too expensive, and the current selection of titles available is fairly limited as it stands. However, one area that has come under particular scrutiny is how Nintendo has handled the N64 emulation process, with complaints focusing on high input lag and weird quirks th

If you were thinking of waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to nab a great deal on a new gaming mouse, then you could be in luck with this early Amazon UK discount, as the Razer Viper Ultimate gaming mouse has seen its price slashed by more than half at the online retailer. The Razer Viper Ultimate is a fantastic gaming mouse loaded with quality features, such as a 20K DPI sensor and a phe

Ford Bronco Desert Racer•
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No, you’re not looking at the much-awaited Ford Bronco Raptor. Still, the Bronco DR or Desert Racer is as close as you’ll get to an all-conquering, Baja-ready Bronco truck. The Bronco DR is a first of its kind and offers better off-road capabilities than any Bronco ever made. However, this badass Bronco is not street-legal, but where else can you … Continue reading

Battery China Batteries•
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Battery packs are designed to stuff a lot of energy into a small amount of space. Some think they should be built for recycling too.

Battery Batteries China•
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Used electric vehicle batteries could be the Achilles' heel of the transportation revolution—or the gold mine that makes it real.

Zuckerberg Metaverse•
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The Meta dream envisages whole companies operating in a virtual world. Many made the switch years ago—with mixed results.

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Apple's cloud storage service now comes with perks—and they're designed to improve your digital privacy and security.

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Reimagined characters, practical effects, intimate storytelling—the Oscar-winning director wants to alter what fans see in comic book movies.

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In the year 2021, there’s no reason to buy buds with no ear tips, no noise canceling, and mediocre battery life.

Hyundai Batteries Tesla•
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Entrepreneurs are devising innovative ways to reuse spent electric vehicle batteries. One promising idea is storing power from solar and wind farms.

Black Friday isn't set to kick in until the end of this month, and yet, we're already seeing a few sales go live here and there. If you're in the market for a new SIM plan, the first sale for you is now here. Smarty (which runs on the Three network) has launched two new Black Friday SIM only deals . The cheaper of the two costs £15 a month and is offering double the data it usually does. That mea

Amazon Kuiper ABL 2022•
Amazon is planning to launch two test satellites into low Earth orbit by the end of 2021, the company has said. The ecommerce giant revealed that it had applied for an experiential license to launch two satellites - KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2 - with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The satellites will most likely be the first of many that the company will launch as it looks to exp

ByteDance CFO TikTok•
ByteDance has long been celebrated as an “app factory” for its proven model of churning out apps and monetizing them through a robust backend of shared resources, from engineering to marketing support. The result is a rank of household apps — Douyin and Toutiao in China and TikTok in the rest of the world. In the meantime, the firm has prided itself on its “flat” internal organization with a flur

137 Ventures , a 10-year-old, San Francisco-based firm that offers loans to founders, executives, early employees, and other large shareholders of private, high-growth tech companies in exchange for the option to convert their debt into equity, has closed its fifth fund with $350 million. It’s the largest fund the outfit has raised to date (its fourth fund initially closed with $210 million in 20

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Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor NVIDIA’s new ‘GeForce Now RTX 3080’ streams games at 1440p and 120 fps Foxconn unveils three new EV prototypes Last week, a press release from Hertz indicated that the rental company had placed an order for 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its rental fleet. Late yesterday, however, Elon Musk tweeted th

Cybercriminals use zero-day vulnerabilities to break into computers and networks. Zero-day exploits seem to be on the rise, but is that really the case? And can you defend yourself? We look at the details. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Just a few months after joining the LEGO Mario universe, Luigi is getting three unique LEGO expansion sets. These new kits are based on the fantastic Luigi’s Mansion series and include classic characters like King Boo, Professor E. Gadd, and the Polterpup. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Women raised almost twice as much venture capital funding in the first nine months of this year as they did in 2020 or 2019.

Valve Store Steam Deck•
Valve’s Steam Deck is due to arrive in December, not long away now – though far from everyone will get their device next month , of course – but we’ll soon know a lot more about the handheld PC. That’s because Valve is holding a virtual conference next week, on November 12, aiming to answer questions from Steamworks game developers on topics that include not just the hardware inside, but game com

Academic cybersecurity researchers have flagged a strange vulnerability that affects most computer code compilers, and many software development environments . Discovered by researchers at the University of Cambridge, the bug affects all source code that contains bidirectional override (Bidi) Unicode codepoints, which in some cases could enable malicious users to introduce differences between rev

Welcome to my next trip report series, covering our trip to five countries in Europe back in July 2021 (this was separate from our trip to Greece in May ). I apologize, as I’m obviously a bit late with this trip report, though on the plus side this is the last series I’m behind on, so my reviews should be close to “live” going forward. The basics of our trip to Europe We ended up spending most of

Chevrolet Project X•
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Garage tinkerers have been taking the engines out of vehicles that came from the factory and replacing them with an engine never meant to be there for decades. One of the most iconic magazines supporting fans and builders of the type of vehicle known as a hot rod is MotorTrend’s Hot Rod magazine. Chevrolet and Hot Rod have announced a … Continue reading

Musk Tesla Hertz Signed•
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Last week, a press release from Hertz indicated that the rental company had placed an order for 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its rental fleet. Late yesterday, however, Elon Musk tweeted that the order is far from firm, saying that "no contract has been signed yet," Gizmodo has reported. Hertz's announcement stated that it made "a significant investment to offer the largest EV rental fleet in North

The best home security cameras ensure you can keep an eye of you property even when you’re not around, and they’re often heavily discounted on Black Friday and Cyber Monday , so you may be considering buying one very soon. But owning a home security camera is just half the battle, knowing exactly where to install itis crucial. Naturally, you will want to choose a location that gives every camera

Whether you own one of the best LG TVs or are thinking of buying one soon, there's rarely been a better time than now to be an LG customer. The manufacturer has partnered with Apple to provide customers with a free, three-month trial of Apple TV Plus for anyone who owns an LG 4K or 8K smart TV. Announced via an LG press release, the promotion, beginning November 15, is applicable to any LG smart

Amazon has slashed up to 20% off a number of Instant Pot models as part of its early Black Friday sales, including its top-of-the-range Instant Pot Pro , which is now down to just $119.99 from $149.99 - and almost back to the record-low price of $114.99 we saw earlier this year. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best Instant Pot deals in your region). The best Instant Pots make it quick and eas

Black Friday may be a few weeks away, but we're already seeing some fantastic deals on Sony headphones in the run up to the big day – including the Sony WH-1000XM4 returning to their lowest ever price in the US. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best Sony headphones deals in your region.) Our pick for the best headphones you can buy in 2021, the Sony WH-1000XM4 have been slashed from $349.99 to

Apple iPhone Loaner•
Apple's iPhone XR from 2018 will soon be offered as a replacement when you're getting lengthier repairs to your smartphone. Until now, the company has been offering the iPhone 8 in these situations, so this is an upgrade for when the Apple staff are tinkering with your handset to fix any issues you may have. This information comes from an internal memo that was seen by MacRumors . It says it'll b

Samsung Galaxy S21•
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has leaked a lot, but until now we’d only seen renders of the phone. Now though, we might have seen photos – or at least photos of parts of it. Leaker Roland Quandt shared images on Twitter that appear to be photos of the back cover of the Galaxy S21 FE, and of parts of the inside. While the inside doesn’t reveal much, the outer shell does, showing off a triple-lens came

Potential spoilers follow for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Strange 2 's primary villain has been leaked ahead of release – by an officially licensed piece of merchandise. The upcoming MCU movie is one of the most secretive Marvel productions to date, with little in the way of leaks or unconfirmed reveals making their way online. That appears to have changed now, though, aft

Apple iPad iPhone 13•
If you follow Apple news, you're probably familiar with the iPhone 13 shortages plaguing certain models in the series, which has stopped many people getting their hands on the fruit company's newest. Well, there's good news in store for iPhone fans, but it's a double-edged blade. According to Nikkei Asia , an Asian business site, Apple has reduced production on iPads in order to use more componen

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Everyone’s set of teeth are different enough that orthodontics has traditionally been part artistry, part medical witchcraft. In the late 1990s, Invisalign changed the industry with customizable aligners, but it turns out that aligners only serve 30% of orthodontics patients. For the rest, there hasn’t been much in the way of innovation — until LightForce came along and shook things up. With the

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Humans take the sense of touch for granted, and it’s one of the most important types of input that we get in certain situations. Our sense of touch allows us to do things like feel how we are gripping an object to enable us to pick it up easily without crushing it. Anytime we pick up something fragile, like an … Continue reading

Twitch Launches Animals•
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As part of Animal Week , Twitch has launched a new category called Animals, Aquariums and Zoos that groups animal livestreams all in one place. There, you'll find streams of furry/feathered creatures from zoos, conservation habitats and private owners that were previously spread across categories like Travel & Outdoors, Music and Pools, and even ASMR. The new space sounds like a perfect antidote

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Cyberflashing is a term that describes the act of sending non-consensual explicit photos via airdrop or messaging app. The violation is not currently illegal in England and Wales. Bumble wants to change that. The dating app is launching a campaign called #DigitalFlashingIsFlashing pushing for the criminalisation of cyberflashing. Per YouGov data, 41 percent of women aged between 18 and 36 "have b

The lucrative IPL broadcasting rights for the next five years will be up for grabs later in December. As it is the most coveted slice of the Indian sports telecast/ streaming pie, the competition to win will be intense. What would it take for bidders to upstage the current incumbent? Probably join hands. Star India, which has a strong presence in both television (Star Sports) and streaming (Disne

Miso Robotics Flippy•
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Back in 2020, Miso Robotics teamed up with White Castle to pilot a kitchen robot that can cook sliders called Flippy in select locations . Now, thanks to data and employee feedback gathered from the pilot, Miso was able to create a new version of the machine called Flippy 2, which works faster and doesn't need human intervention. Apparently, one of the main things Miso learned from the pilot was

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Billionaire Elon Musk admitted in a late night tweet his electric car company Tesla hasn’t yet signed a contract with Hertz, despite an announcement by the rental car company on October 25 that it would be buying 100,000 new Teslas. Musk’s tweet seems to contradict Hertz’s purchase announcement last week—or, at the… Read more...

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TL;DR: As of Nov. 2, get the Complete 2022 Photography Master Class Bundle , worth $1,791, for just $16.99 — a savings of 99%. Being able to snap a good photo is basically a life skill in 2021. Capturing top-notch images can help you boost your business or brand , gain a sponsorship on social media, or even start a side hustle selling to stock image sites. In other words, you should probably know

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TL;DR: Using the code SAVE15NOV , you can grab this portable drum kit for $144.46, down from $199 for a savings of 27% as of Nov. 2. Ever wondered how you’d fare behind a drum set? Hint: it takes a lot more skill than beating on your steering wheel. Rather than spending your hard-earned cash to find out you’re no Neil Peart, first try your hand at the PocketDrum. Like the name suggests, the Pocke

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TL;DR: The RGB 360 Pole Lamp is only $101.99 as of Nov. 2. Just enter code SAVE15NOV at checkout. However you want to improve your life in the new year, there's probably already a deal ahead of Black Friday to help you do so. If upgrading the ambiance in your apartment is number one on your list, we've got you covered. For a limited time, this eye-catching RGB 360-degree light pole is over 35% of

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TL;DR: The 300-Piece Pokémon Cards Pack is only $39.06 as of Nov. 2. Enter the coupon code SAVE15NOV at checkout and snag the full pack for 40% off. Much to the surprise of millennials everywhere, Pokémon cards from childhood are bigger than ever in 2021. Last year, a man in Georgia dished out a ridiculous $57k on a holographic Charizard card (and is now facing jail time, but that’s another conve

Apple iPad iPhone 13•
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Apple has cut iPad production in half to allocate more components to iPhone 13 amidst a global chip shortage, Nikkei reported Tuesday. Citing sources briefed on the matter, the report says iPad production was down 50 percent from Apple's original plans in the last two months. Apple has reportedly also allocated some parts originally intended for older iPhone models to iPhone 13 production. The re

Kenya Opibus $7.5M•
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Opibus , the first company in Kenya to commercially future-proof diesel and gasoline vehicles by converting them to electric, is set to embark on an ambitious plan to mass produce electric buses and motorcycles after unlocking $7.5 million in pre series A round. The Swedish-Kenyan company raised $5 million in equity and $2.5 million in grants in a round led by Silicon Valley fund At One Ventures,

Miso Robotics Flippy•
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Following its r ecent pilot in select White Castles , Miso Robotics today announced a new version of its hamburger-cooking robotic arm, Flippy. The new version of the robot, simply named Flippy 2, is designed to further automate simple cooking tasks for fast food establishments. As Miso notes in a release, primary staff feedback on the original version is that Flippy required too much human assis

First Bus Hitachi Europe•
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Electric vehicle startup BasiGo has today announced the launch of its operations in Nairobi, bringing clean energy options to Kenya’s public transport industry, currently dominated by fossil-fuel buses. The startup plans to sell locally assembled electric buses using parts from China’s EV maker BYD Automotive , the company said while announcing it had raised $1 million in pre-seed funding. BasiGo

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The digital money, called Squid, began trading last week for a penny. It soared spectacularly, before the money vanished.

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A cryptocurrency inspired by Squid Game successfully enticed enough investors to see its value soar to over $2,800... before its creators cashed out and vanished . The cryptocurrency called $SQUID, which wasn't officially sanctioned by Netflix, launched in late October and rose up to 310,000 percent in value within just a few days. It was sold supposedly as a way to play an upcoming online game b

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Even before smart homes became a thing, one piece of seemingly futuristic technology was already trying to make its way into our homes. Vacuum cleaners like the Roomba challenge our concepts of what a robot looks like while also doing wonders for the living room floor or carpet. Since then, a lot of robotic cleaners have populated stores, virtual or … Continue reading

Ever since the government introduced the new IT rules - Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 - back in May, there has been plenty of pushback from many stakeholders, including the messaging and social media platforms. Some of the provisions in the rules have also been questioned in court by entities like WhatsApp and Twitter . Amidst all

SoftBank Delhivery IPO•
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Indian logistics startup Delhivery seeks to raise about $998 million in its initial public offering, the startup said in a fling with the local regulator, joining a number of other tech startups in the world’s second largest internet market to explore the public markets. The 10-year-old startup plans to issue new shares worth $669 million, while the rest of the capital will be utilized to buy exi

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TL;DR: The Premium Coding Skills Bundle is on sale for £21.22 as of Nov. 2, saving you 98% on list price. Whether you want to build the next greatest app, design a website from scratch, make major advancements in the tech field, or just move up the career ladder, learning to code is a step in the right direction — especially in 2021. And the Premium Coding Skills Bundle is a great place to start

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TL;DR: Medium and large Qustodio Premium plans are on sale for 20% off until the end of the year, using the exclusive code ZIFF20. Protecting your kids' devices and creating screen time balance might seem like an impossible task, but there is a solution out there, and it's called Qustodio Premium . This popular service filters content and apps, monitors activity, sets time limits, tracks calls an

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TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to XSplit Broadcaster Premium (Windows) is on sale for £57.80 as of Nov. 2, saving you 60% on list price. There’s a massive market for livestreaming video games. About 50% of people between the ages of 13 and 39 have watched other people play video games online, which has led to a revenue forecast of $1.084 billion in 2021. In other words, there’s certainly a lot of

Autonomous 42Dot Series•
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42dot , a South Korea-based autonomous Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) startup, announced today it has raised $88.5 million (104 billion WON) in a Series A round of funding to advance its urban mobility operating system (UMOS). The Series A brings the startup’s total raised so far to $130.1 million. The company valuation is now estimated at $425 million (500 billion WON), a source familiar wit

Netflix Squid Game•
Inspired by the hugely popular Netflix series Squid Game, the tokens had rocketed in value.

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Apple really has things going well for it when it comes to the iPhone. It almost controls every aspect of the device, from hardware to software. In addition to its clout in the tech and entertainment industries, this gives Apple the freedom to set the tone and pace for supporting its products, including software updates. That’s something that the Android … Continue reading

Facebook parent firm Meta removes hundreds of fake accounts said to be part of a disinformation campaign.

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Last year, Jimmy Kimmel suspended his eponymous show's annual Halloween candy prank , where parents told their kids they'd eaten all their collected treats and then recorded their precious babies' anguish to provide Jimmy Kimmel Live with free content. Kids, Kimmel rightly noted, had had a rough year as it was, and deserved to enjoy their candy without a side of psychological torment at the hands

Chipper Cash FTX African•
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Chipper Cash , an African cross-border payments company, has raised $150 million in a Series C extension round led by Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX . The investment comes barely six months after Chipper Cash closed its f