Thursday, November 04, 2021

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500+Gizmodo / 4h
As if coming off of Thor: Love and Thunder , a Star Wars movie , showing up in Free Guy , trying to get a Flash Gordon reboot off the ground, and about a zillion other things weren’t enough, Taika Waititi has now attached himself to an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean Giraud’s (aka Moebius) sumptuous ‘80s… Read more...

Canada Covid PCR US•
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with more recent information. Testing is much more accessible now than it was earlier on in the pandemic. As more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, some countries have dropped testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers . But depending on where you want to go — and as the highly transmissible delta variant spreads — a negative COVID-19 test

Lifehacker / 26min
An individual Brussels sprout is not much to look at. It’s green, round, and cabbage-like. It looks like a vegetable, and that’s fine. But a whole stalk of sprouts is visually arresting, almost otherworldly. And, when roasted whole and served as the centerpiece for a vegetarian Thanksgiving (or a stunning side at an… Read more...

Engadget / 5min
For as long as motorcycles have existed, enthusiasts have been upgrading their rides with new components. Taking that idea to the 21st century, the new 2022 SR from Zero Motorcycles allows you to push its capabilities with software updates instead. The motorcycle will ship with the company’s Cypher III+ operating system, which includes the Cypher Store. And if you plan to get the most out of the

300+The Points Guy / 11min
Great news for Walt Disney World Resort fans, the brand-new Swan Reserve hotel is finally open after a series of delays and setbacks. The resort, one of the most anticipated hotel openings of the year , is a Marriott property located within walking distance of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios . Earlier delays in the opening caused a headache for guests who had already made reservations for pr

200+Futurism / 12min
Alien Hunters American astrophysicists are extremely excited about the prospect of launching a groundbreaking space telescope to search for habitable worlds — and, just maybe, life on them. A long-awaited report called Astro2020 was finally released today, detailing what the next two decades in astronomy and astrophysics could hold for us. The report was part of the Decadal Survey, a list of reco

How-To Geek / 17min
When you open a new tab in Chrome, shouldn’t it show you something useful? Yeah, you can download a third-party extension to make your “new tab” page stand out, but you can’t really customize the page without coding experience … oh wait, Google just released a tool to help you build tab extensions without coding. Happy days! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TechCrunch / 18min
The field of drug discovery has been supercharged by the capabilities of AI , which several companies have applied in various ways to turn an enormous practical problem into a tractable information problem. The latest to do so is Google parent company Alphabet, which has established Isomorphic Labs , under DeepMind head Demis Hassabis, to take its shot at the promising new field. Very little was

As a small-business owner, I’m fortunate to be able to earn plenty of points and miles by charging business expenses on credit cards. When I have time to sit down and really strategize, I can occasionally use that spending power to achieve elite status or earn bonuses that might otherwise be difficult to hit. In 2021, I made the decision to try to attain Delta Diamond Medallion elite status by ta

How-To Geek / 24min
We’ve all made mistakes. But when a company like Microsoft screws up, the results can be catastrophic. It turns out, Microsoft made a huge blunder that’s causing Windows 11 apps to fail to load because of an expired certificate on version 21H2. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Engadget / 29min
While nothing can truly match the real thing, a number of stationary bike companies have tried to replicate the outdoor riding experience. A startup called Muoverti is the latest to take a swing with its TiltBikes. As the name suggests, the machine can swing from side to side while you're standing and you can lean to turn a virtual corner. "You can balance and steer, accelerate and brake and full

Microsoft Windows 11 Apps•
Ars Technica / 31min
Enlarge / The new Snipping Tool updates its predecessor's Windows 7-era UI while integrating the features of Windows 10's duplicative Snip & Sketch tool. (credit: Microsoft ) If you've been noticing strange issues with some of Windows 11's built-in apps and tools since the calendar rolled over to November, you're not alone. In a post on Microsoft's Known Issues page for Windows 11 , the company s

How-To Geek / 31min
When you collaborate on a document, it’s important to see what changes. In Google Docs, one way to do this is to review the version history. But for Google business users, there’s a quicker way to see specific content changes. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 31min
In the coming months, WarnerMedia and Discovery will merge into a single company, combining many of their assets, properties, and divisions. And if recent comments from the companies’ executives are any indication, HBO Max and Discovery+ could fuse to form a behemoth streaming service with a brand new name. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

League Fortnite Jinx LoL•
Engadget / 35min
Game marketing is creating more strange bedfellows . Epic Games is adding League of Legends champion Jinx to Fortnite today (November 4th) at 8PM Eastern, just ahead of her debut in the Netflix series Arcane on November 6th. She'll be available in the battle royale shooter's Item Shop alongside themed gear like a pickaxe, spray, Back Bling, a lobby soundtrack and loading screens. It's not a one-w

Months Nadine Dorries•
TechCrunch / 39min
The UK’s recently appointed secretary of state for digital, Nadine Dorries, has signalled she wants to take a tougher line on social media platforms than her predecessor — telling a parliamentary committee she’s looking at speeding up the application of criminal sanctions for breaches of incoming UK online safety legislation. A provision to hold named individuals criminally accountable for failin

Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program has announced it will delay introducing its new revenue-based mileage accrual program changes until at least 2023, retaining its traditional distance-based system through 2022. As part of the sweeping Aeroplan changes announced in 2020 , the program was set to award points based on how much a ticket costs, rather than on the distance flown. This change was du

Mashable / 46min
Save $700: Turn any room into a home gym with the most advanced fitness bike from NordicTrack. As of Nov. 4, the NordicTrack S22i commercial studio cycle is on sale for a new low price of $1,499 at Amazon after a 32% discount. Early Black Friday sales are a great time to score some amazing fitness deals . If you don't want to wait to get started on your fitness goals, check out this deal on the l

Google Ads MetaMask•
A new campaign is making the rounds online that abuses Google Ads in an attempt to steal cryptocurrency from unknowing victims according to a new report from Check Point Research . Over the weekend, the security firm observed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency stolen from users' crypto wallets by scammers. While scammers traditionally use email to launch their phishing campa

Gizmodo / 50min
A hunger strike that had stretched into its fifteenth day ended in victory for New York City taxi drivers on Wednesday after they received hard-won concessions from the city around relieving the crippling debt they have been saddled with for generations. Read more...

Spider-Man Avengers•
Engadget / 53min
At long last, Crystal Dynamics has revealed exactly when Spider-Man will arrive in Marvel's Avengers . The iconic superhero will join the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game on November 30th as a PlayStation exclusive. There will be a hero event to accompany Spidey's debut. After discovering AIM's plan to make its Synthoid army unstoppable, Spider-Man teams up with the Avengers to tackle the threat.

Lifehacker / 55min
I come not to damn Eternals (as I haven’t seen it yet), but the mixed reviews so far suggest that it could well be the film that dulls our collective love affair with Marvel movies. We’ll see: Chloé Zhao is as good a director as superhero movies are ever likely to see, and the cast here is probably the best that… Read more...

While The Platinum Card® from American Express has travel and lifestyle perks aplenty, it also is one of the most expensive cards on the market at $695 per year (see rates and fees ). Meanwhile, slotted below the Platinum is the American Express® Gold Card , a product that carries fewer benefits but a more palatable $250 annual fee (see rates and fees ). Both cards offer a variety of statement cr

Gizmodo / 56min
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the results of its latest decadal survey, which outlines science objectives for the astronomical community over the next 10 years. The three biggest priorities, the report says, are finding Earth-like exoplanets, better understanding the nature of… Read more...

Aaron Rodgers Covid NFL•
Ars Technica / 59min
Enlarge / Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass during an NFL game at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. (credit: Getty | Christian Peterson ) Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers reportedly tried, unsuccessfully, to convince the football league that a homeopathic treatment had "immunized" him against COVID-19 and t

Nintendo has updated its list of the 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games , and we’re expecting to see many, if not all of them, on sale during Black Friday 2021 and Cyber Monday . Nintendo’s portable console continues to be incredibly popular with consumers, and its lineup of titles will certainly be sought-after during the annual sales extravaganza, which takes place on November 26. (You’ll wa

Last week, TechCrunch ran my TC-1 about Bowery Farming . What began as a piece about a heartily financed New York startup ballooned into an exploration about an emerging field with a rich and fascinating history. I sought to answer some big questions about the efficacy, profitability and sustainability of vertical farming. I would be lying if I told you that I emerged from the other side with sat

Of all the startup markets in the world, fintech in Latin America is one of the hottest. Capital is flowing into the region’s financial technology companies at a slicing pace, leading to a wave of startups that are building private-market value at a simply astounding rate. The sheer volume of capital flowing into LatAm fintech startups may appear overheated, but several reasons explain why the fl

SAVE 38%: The Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker is the sleek, aesthetically pleasing coffee machine of your dreams. As of Nov. 4, all six colors are on sale for $49.99 — save $30 on the list price. Some people ( morning people) can function perfectly well without a cup of coffee in the morning to get started. We can't relate. For those of us who need a caffeine hit to wake up, the Keurig K-Mini is prett

Blue Origin NASA SpaceX•
1KFuturism / 1h
A federal judge has shot down Blue Origin’s lawsuit against NASA for its decision to award SpaceX — rather than both SpaceX and Blue Origin — its coveted Human Landing Systems contract. It’s a major hit to Blue Origin’s tireless legal actions against NASA’s decision to choose its competitor, and a major win for SpaceX. The Elon Musk-led company could soon get back to work toward returning astrona

Gizmodo / 1h
Gizmodo’s consumer tech team has a podcast, Gadgettes , and our second episode just dropped on your preferred podcast platform! Each week, your hosts, Gizmodo reporter Florence Ion and senior editor Caitlin McGarry, womansplain the gadgets we’re testing and reviewing as well as interview our fellow Gizmodo reporters… Read more...

TC Sessions: Space is back! Happening this December 14 and 15 — our second dedicated space event. This is a live, virtual two-day event featuring the most important people in the space industry, across public, private and defense. We’re thrilled to be hosting Rocket Lab CEO and founder Peter Beck, Accion Systems CEO and founder Natalya Bailey, Lockheed Martin VP and head of civil space programs L

Amazon is so deeply entrenched in our lives that we all have a ton of info connected with the company. Even if you somehow haven’t directly used Amazon for shopping, you probably have used a Kindle, an Echo, or simply asked Alexa a question or two. Read more...

Marriott is offering a 45% bonus on purchased points through December 8 when buying at least 2000 points. Marriott co-brand cardmembers can take advantage of the offer through December 15, 2021. A simple math exercise shows when you're better off buying versus transferring (and why in most cases you're better off doing neither). Continue reading ...

macOS Monterey adds the ability to factory reset your Mac in just a few clicks without restarting in recovery mode. This is perfect if you’re selling or giving away your laptop, but it only works on Apple’s recent machines. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This week T-Mobile announced that it will soon offer new and existing customers a free year of Paramount Plus Essentials, bundling yet another streaming service into plans. More importantly, the freebie is available to almost anyone, rather than only for more expensive unlimited phone plans. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft slipped a ton of cool features into its latest Windows 11 Insider release, including a Task Bar button that toggles your microphone. But users on the r/Windows11 subreddit report that the new Dev build has some strange bugs—including enormous Task Bar app icons. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you’re in the market for a backyard fire pit, let us save you some time and get right to the point. We’ve found the one you should buy for an absolutely amazing and smoke-free experience. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Gizmodo / 1h
Glass desks can help make a tiny office feel more spacious (and maybe a little sci-fi) but they also reveal things that most desks keep hidden, like a rat’s nest of power cords and sync cables. That could soon change with a new product called Power-Tap Glass that conducts both electricity and data signals without any… Read more...

Black Friday device deals are live at Amazon's early sale, which means you can score record-low prices right now before the official November event. The best early Black Friday deal is the best-selling 4K Fire TV Stick that's on sale for just $24.99 (was $49.99) . That's a massive 50% discount and the lowest price we've ever seen for the 4K streaming device. The retail giant is releasing Black Fr

AT&T Verizon 5 FAA•
You may have to wait a while to take advantage of C-band 5G's potentially higher speeds. The Wall Street Journal has learned that AT&T and Verizon are delaying their C-band rollouts by at least a month to help the Federal Aviation Administration address aircraft interference concerns. They had originally planned to use the newly available frequencies on December 5th, but AT&T said it was pushing

Waymo New York City•
Enlarge / Waymos like this one will soon be scanning NYC. Waymo is headed to the Big Apple—for initial testing, anyway. Alphabet's self-driving car division announced it will start mapping New York City. Starting today, Waymos will be cruising around Manhattan, going through the Lincoln Tunnel, visiting Times Square, driving by Central Park, and doing other usual New York City tourist stuff. Note

Verizon has just launched a limited early Black Friday flash sale this week, giving us the chance to score a free Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go (worth $349) with a qualified Android device purchase. You'll need to buy an Android device on a new line on any unlimited plan to be eligible. That includes the latest Google Pixel 6, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold, and, interestingly also the Motorola Razr -

Zero Motorcycles has pulled the wraps off its 2022 electric bike range, coaxing out more range and debuting a new 2022 Zero SR model. It also sees the launch of the Zero Cypher Store, which will allow riders to pay to unlock features like swifter charging, more range, and greater performance as readily as they might make an in-app purchase … Continue reading

Gizmodo / 1h
io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE . Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “I Was a Teenage Space Jockey” by Stephen Graham Jones. You can read the story below or listen to the podcast on our website. Enjoy! Read more...

Hyundai Seven Ioniq SUV•
There's a new all electric SUV imminent, with the Hyundai Seven concept officially teased by the South Korean firm - including a close-up shot of the bodywork and some rather dramatic interior images. Hyundai has already made waves in the electric car market, and while its earlier EV - the Ioniq - failed to properly deliver, the recent Ioniq 5 has arrived as one of the best all-electric vehicles

After flying from Chicago to Amsterdam on the KLM Boeing 787-10 , it was time to connect to Stockholm on a KLM Boeing 737-800. Let’s pick up where I left off in the last installment. How I redeemed miles for KLM business class To briefly summarize, we redeemed 60,500 Flying Blue miles plus $240 per person in taxes and carrier imposed surcharges to fly the following routing in business class: 06/3

Nintendo Switch 20%•
Game giant says it will sell 1.5 million fewer units than predicted, due to semiconductor shortage.

Why Apple and Samsung are the Coke and Pepsi of smartphones in the U.S.

Nintendo Switch 20%•
Despite approaching five years in the gaming marketplace, the Nintendo Switch remains in hot demand. The three models—the original design, the Switch Lite, and the OLED Switch—are selling off shelves, the latter of which appears sold out all the time. However, if you want any one of them for Christmas, you should… Read more...

The post Canon revolutionises 180° VR with its innovative 3D VR system and Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L lens appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Google Files Drive•
If you use Google Drive frequently, there’s a good chance the included search tool has not been helpful to you at times. Simply typing in what you might think will lead you to the file you’re looking for can instead generate overly broad results that don’t go anywhere. Drawing inspiration from Gmail , Google hopes to fix that problem by introducing a new set of filters below the search bar that a

Tom Hanks Jeff Bezos•
300+Futurism / 2h
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks declined an offer to go to space on board Jeff Bezos’ suborbital rocket. “Well, yah, provided I’d pay,” an incredulous Hank recalled in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, when late show host Jimmy Kimmel asked if the Blue Origin CEO offered him a ride. “You know, it costs like 28 million bucks or something like that.” Even for an A-grade Hollywood actor, that’s a lot of

SAVE $7: As of Nov. 4, the JLab GO Air POP Earbuds are only $12.99 — that’s $7 off their usual price. If you've been looking for a great pair of cheap wireless earbuds, these are worth a try. Wireless earbuds are great for morning workouts, commutes, and working from home. Most importantly, you don't have to worry about the wires getting tangled or broken at the bottom of your bag. But dishing ou

Mayra Hermosillo and Luisa Rubino of Narcos: Mexico pick their ultimate crime drama squad.

SAVE $59.98: The AeroGarden Harvest will help you grow fresh herbs year-round. Ahead of Black Friday, the device is on sale for almost $60 off at Amazon. You can't deny it, fresh produce just tastes better, and can be a complete game-changer for your cooking. It tastes even better when you get to bask in the fact that you grew that produce by yourself. Look at you, so self-sufficient. If you want

Nikola Milton $125M SEC•
Electric truck developer Nikola Corp. is in talks with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission to pay a $125 million civil penalty, part of an ongoing probe by the regulator into whether the company mislead investors, the company reported in its third-quarter earnings. Nikola would pay the settlement in installments, and had earmarked the funds in anticipation of a resolution, the company said in

Top website builder Wix has redeveloped its fitness-focused platform aimed at helping support personal trainers, gyms and multi-location studios. The upgraded Wix Fit platform includes tools to help fitness professionals manage and grow their business, as well as engage with their customers online. There’s also the ability to manage classes and calendars from one dashboard, accept online bookings

Blue Origin NASA SpaceX•
A federal judge rejected the argument by Jeff Bezos’ rocket company that NASA unfairly awarded a lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s firm.

NFT Future Industry•
Publisher hints it is looking at NFTs and blockchain in its sports games.

Enlarge / Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes speaks on stage during the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative 2015 on September 29, 2015, in New York City. (credit: JP Yim/Getty Images) Silicon Valley loves unicorns, the privately held startups that surge to $1 billion valuations and beyond. By that measure, Theranos was a very special breed of unicorn—not only was the company worth sev

We’re fans of the Backbone One iPhone controller around here . A lovely mixture of rock-solid hardware and way-better-than-it-should-be software, it has quickly become my favorite way to game on the go. Expand the controller, drop iPhone in, resume zombie killing/guarding the galaxy/etc. This morning the company is announcing a bunch of new features for that aforementioned software, with one catc

Meta Facebook Groups•
56TechCrunch / 2h
At its Facebook Communities Summit today, the social networking giant announced a series of updates and new tools for managing Facebook Groups, including tools designed to help admins better develop the group’s culture, as well as several other new additions like subgroups and subscription-based paid subgroups, real-time chat for moderators, support for community fundraisers, and more. Among the

Meta Facebook Groups•
Facebook is bringing monetization features into yet another part of its service: groups. The social network is testing new tools that allow group admins to make money, with new shopping, fundraising and subscription features. The company announced the updates at its annual Communities Summit event, where it said the new features will help people who run groups “sustain” the communities they have

MGM Mirage Las Vegas•
MGM Resorts International keeps shaking up Sin City . The Las Vegas-based gaming giant announced it’s selling the operations of The Mirage, the iconic 77-acre resort in the heart of the strip that changed Vegas forever when it opened its doors in 1989. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . The megaresort, the first of its kind in Las Vegas , us

The ever-increasing number of devices in our homes may have you worried about your overall energy consumption. While there is no perfect solution or one-size-fits all approach to reducing your energy use, if you have a tool like a Google Home Hub , you can better track your consumption to look for ways to improve.… Read more...

One of the Google Pixel 6’s most touted features is called “Magic Eraser.” It allows you to select objects in photos and “magically” remove them. The good news is you can get this on almost any Pixel phone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla’s decision to ditch the regular round steering wheel for a Yoke butterfly design on the Model S Plaid was and still is a controversial move. However, this week we learned one Model S Plaid owner took the wheel himself and replaced it with a regular round steering and stalk system from a Model 3. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

20TechCrunch / 2h
Calling all data devotees, machine-learning mavens and arbiters of AI. Clear your calendar to make room for the iMerit ML DataOps Summit on December 2, 2021. Join and engage with AI and ML leaders from multiple tech industries, including autonomous mobility, healthcare AI, technology and geospatial to name just a few. Attend for free: There’s nothing wrong with your vision — the iMerit ML DataOps

Blue Origin NASA SpaceX•
78TechCrunch / 2h
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin against NASA over the agency’s decision to award a lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX earlier this year. The dismissal of the complaint brings to a close a months-long saga over the Human Landing System program, a NASA initiative to facilitate the design of a lunar landing system that could return humans to the mo

Gamers Discord Phishing•
Cybersecurity researchers have run into a new phishing campaign that is being promoted via messages on the gaming-centric messaging platform Discord . Researchers from Malwarebytes caught wind of the campaign that promises a free Discord Nitro subscription by asking users to link to their Steam account. Discord Nitro is a paid membership plan on the popular Voice over IP ( VoIP ) and instant mess

Years NASA Telescope Earth•
Every 10 years, US astronomers and astrophysicists release a new report to guide the next decade of astronomy and astrophysics research. Today the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published the latest, setting a new trajectory for modern space exploration. Dubbed Astro2020 , the decadal survey draws from hundreds of white papers and several years of deliberation from more

T-Mobile loves throwing freebies at its subscribers, and its latest one sees the company offering a full year of Paramount+ just for using T-Mobile. Unfortunately, the freebie starts on November 9, 2021, so you’ll have to wait a bit to get your free streaming service. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The number of DevOps tools has increased exponentially over the last few years and, with that, the amount of data these tools can produce to help businesses improve their software development processes. But most of the time, this data simply ends up in a dashboard for some scattershot analysis. Propelo (previously known as LevelOps ) wants to bring order to this chaos and aims to build an “AI-dri

Gizmodo / 2h
While most science fiction tales involving cloning almost invariably end up as action-packed spectacles in which people are literally and metaphorically fighting themselves , Apple’s upcoming feature Swan Song from director Benjamin Cleary goes the more quiet, intimate route with a story about a dying man who’s… Read more...

83Wired / 2h
The Astro2020 Decadal Survey's top priorities include new telescopes, the search for habitable exoplanets, and far-infrared and x-ray probe missions.

On astronomers’ wish list for the next decade: two giant telescopes and a space telescope to search for life and habitable worlds beyond Earth.

Save $221 : As of Nov. 4, the Ecovacs Deebot N8+ is on sale for just $379 at Walmart , down from $599.99. If you need to get your home ready to entertain, you'll want a robot vac like this one in your corner. Much to our disbelief, it's already the holiday season. That means it's time to prep our homes for drop-ins, events, and gatherings. And who can forget photos? If you're looking for an easy

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Let’s start by acknowledging there’s a bit of mystery to credit card limits. Issuers generally do not divulge the range of credit limits they extend to customers, although you may be able to coax a customer service representative into telling you about the highest credit limit they’ve seen on an account. Cardholders

You usually want a response when asking your Google Home device a question. When you issue a command , however—say, telling your Google Assistant to turn on the lights—you don’t really need a vocalized answer. If you find it distracting when your Google Home responds out loud to every command, there are a few ways you… Read more...

There’s some controversy surrounding Air Canada CEO Michael Rousseau’s ability to speak French, and boy is this awkward… Air Canada CEO criticized for his French Canada has the Official Languages Act, which makes both English and French the official languages of Canada, and requires businesses to serve customers in the language that they prefer. Sometimes this causes issues, since not everyone in

Gizmodo / 3h
After spending decades profiting off oil and gas and propagating climate denial, Exxon just needs a little money, man. In an interview with the AP published earlier this week, Joe Blommaert, the president of a division of Exxon called Low Carbon Solutions, laid out the company’s plan to transform an industrial… Read more...

Update: 11:30 ET / 15:30 GMT The number of outage reports submitted to DownDetector appears to be dropping off, suggesting the issue was only minor and LinkedIn has taken steps to address the problem. The company is still to make a public announcement. Original story: Professional networking platform LinkedIn appears to be suffering an outage affecting both the website and mobile apps. According

Talks are tipped to be underway between Apple and Samsung Display for OLED panels manufactured for the MacBook. The MacBook Pro returned to form this year with a significant boost in ports and power. Based on insider information revealed this week on dealings between Apple and Samsung Display, it’ll still be a few years before the MacBook lineup gets a … Continue reading

Blue Origin NASA SpaceX•
Blue Origin has failed in its lawsuit against NASA over SpaceX's lunar lander contract . CNBC reports the Federal Court of Claims has ruled against Blue Origin, dismissing the company's claims. While the opinion is currently sealed, Blue Origin's case had revolved around accusations NASA ignored "key flight safety requirements" when handing the Human Landing System to SpaceX. The opinion will be

Intel announced the 12th Gen Core i9-12900K processor last week, and now the reviews are here. Turns out, it’s an absolute beast of a chip that currently sits atop the throne as the pinnacle of processors. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lenovo, the world’s largest computer manufacturer, has restated its belief that the global chip shortage will continue to cause problems for the foreseeable future. During an earnings announcement, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqung said he stands by his earlier prediction that supply will not return to healthy levels until the first half of next year, and warned of “delays in order fulfilment and signific

Surging demand helped domain and web hosting provider GoDaddy post significant increases in profit and revenues for its latest financial quarter. The company’s domain and ecommerce offerings were reported as being among the services which helped push the company’s year-on-year revenue increase. "GoDaddy stepped out on the commerce stage in a big way with the hardware and payments offerings we lau

Airspeeder Flying Race•
400+Futurism / 3h
Flying Drag Race Australian startup Alauda Racing has officially started racing its Airspeeder electric flying cars. The company set two teams against each other in a drag race in the Australian desert — the first of many events still to come, it says. The slick, aerodynamic cars, both the Airspeeder Mk3 model that was unveiled back in June , sped along a predetermined path and reached speeds of

Save 50%: As of Nov. 4, a Bella two-quart air fryer is on sale for just $19.99 at Best Buy. That's enough space to make six chicken wings — and it won't take up much room on the counter. The season of the humble $20 gift exchange item has returned once again. Instead of a candle or $20 gift card to Amazon, you could gift this Bella two-quart air fryer without going over budget. The very basic sna

Benedict Cumberbatch•
The eerie, intense trailer for Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog is here, soon to arrive on Netflix after significant buzz from film festivals around the globe. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons, the adaptation of Thomas Savage's 1967 novel of the same name is directed and adapted for the screen by Campion, Palme d'Or recipient for The Piano , and creator and write

Back in July, astronauts aboard the ISS started growing hatch chile — a type of pepper found in New Mexico's Hatch Valley as a part of NASA's Plant Habitat-04 investigation. Now, they’ve finished growing and are adding a bit of spice to Crew-2’s journey.

Labour Party Data Cyber•
The U.K.’s Labour Party has confirmed a cyberattack on a third-party company has led to the compromise of members’ data. In an email sent to all party members and posted to its website , Labour said it was informed of a “cyber incident” by an unnamed third-party data processor on October 29. Details remain thin, but Labour said the incident led to “a significant quantity of party data being rende

FDA Stem Cell Years•
Gizmodo / 3h
Sketchy clinics selling untested and often illegal stem cell treatments in the U.S. are proliferating, new research out Thursday has found. It estimates that the number of businesses offering stem cells for everything from back pain to protection against covid-19 has more than quadrupled since 2016. This rise has… Read more...

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Earlier this week we featured stunt performer Lee Chesley and now it’s time for part two of our series. Janeshia Adams-Ginyard is a stunt performer who’s also making her mark as an actor: she played Nomble, a member of the Dora Milaje who appeared in Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier , Avengers: Infinity War , and … Read more...

Delta is gutting confirmed international upgrades awarded to top elite customers. Top tier SkyMiles Diamond members can select confirmed global upgrades as a ‘choice benefit’. These have moved a customer on a coach ticket to business class on any Delta flight where upgrade space is available. However starting February 1, 2022 that’s changing. Continue reading ...

Whether you’re looking to subtract a single value from a number, or you want to perform multiple complex subtractions, Microsoft Excel makes it easy to do that. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Need a companion for your fitness journey? Whether you’re lifting weights, cycling, running, or swimming, Garmin’s fitness smartwatches can track your activity and help you reach your goals. And during today’s Amazon sale, you can buy the excellent Garmin Venu smartwatch at its lowest ever price—just $200. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

30Wired / 3h
These WIRED-tested memory sticks are a virtual filing cabinet in your pocket.

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been thinking a lot about agtech. It’s honestly unavoidable when you spend as much time as I have lately digging into the world of vertical farming . As I learned pretty quickly, things balloon outward into the many facets of the food supply chain. All of the pieces are inexorably linked, and food is so completely foundational to virtually every aspect of life. This

UpWest , the venture firm led by Shuly Galili, Gil Ben-Artzy and Assaf Wahrhaft, announced this morning that it has closed on a $70 million fund, the fourth in the firm’s more than 10-year history. The firm is unique in that it specializes in funding and supporting Israeli founders who are looking to enter the U.S. market early in their startup’s life. The earliest funds for the firm were sub-$10

WhyLabs , a machine learning startup that was spun out of the Allen Institute last year, helps data teams monitor the health of their AI models and the data pipelines that fuel them. Last year, the startup raised a $4 million seed round and today, the team announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A round co-led by Defy Partners and Andrew Ng’s AI Fund . Existing investors Madrona Venture

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, holiday travel is commanding headlines nationwide. That’s especially true in light of the recent airline meltdowns that we’ve seen, which most recently grounded much of American Airlines’ operation . One carrier which has largely escaped unscathed, so far, is United. Aside from a nationwide meltdown at one of its regional affiliates ( Skywest ), the Chicago-

New Horizons 2.0 AC•
Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have received a rather pleasant surprise, as the game’s version 2.0 update has gone live a little bit early. Initially, we expected the version 2.0 update to go live on Friday, November 5th, alongside the Happy Home Paradise DLC. While it seems we still have to wait until Friday for the DLC to land, the … Continue reading

Exchanging gifts should be the most enjoyable part of the holidays, but anyone who’s gotten roped into a shitshow of a “Secret Santa” gift exchange knows better. Even a well-intentioned gift swap can easily turn into the kind of stressful, tedious, expensive headache that puts you off the idea for life. Read more...

Following its successful U.S. restart, Princess Cruises will host a themed “The Love Boat” sailing in honor of late actor Gavin MacLeod, who died in May 2021. MacLeod played Captain Merrill Stubing on the popular television show, which aired for more than a decade, beginning in the late 1970s. Part of the series was filmed on Princess’ Island Princess and now-retired Pacific Princess, and the lin

It took several years, but the Sensible Soccer sequel is finally close to launching on PCs and consoles. Tower Studios and KPL have revealed that Sociable Soccer will reach PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox Series X/S and Steam in the second quarter (aka spring) of 2022. The developer isn't yet ready to show the game in action, but it's promising improved gameplay, sharper graphics and better matchmaking th

Marriott Bonvoy has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points , which some members might find to be worthwhile, especially ahead of the upcoming Marriott Bonvoy devaluation . Promotion on purchased Marriott Bonvoy points Through Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 45% bonus on purchased points . You can unlock the 45% bonus as long as you purchase at least 2,00

Whoever said remote working improved productivity clearly didn’t take marathon video conferencing calls and numerous one-on-one meetings into consideration, as a new report claims remote workplaces actually result in increased meeting load and, as a consequence - longer working days. Asynchronous collaboration and communication may be gaining popularity, but it results in workers struggling with

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Carsharing services give residents of big cities the benefits of occasional car use without the downsides of paying for parking and maintenance. But no one wants to climb into a vehicle that smells like a pack of Marlboros, so Bosch has created a new AI-powered sensor that allows carshare fleet operators to know when… Read more...

UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2021 10:26 a.m. EDT A previous version of this story misidentified this sale as Bath and Body Works’s annual Candle Day sale, where three-wick candles often see their lowest prices of the season. We regret the error. SAVE $9.55: Bath and Body Works's popular three-wick candles are on sale for $15.95. They're usually $25.50, so you'll save nearly $10. Attention, balsam fir enthusia

Thankfully, you don’t have to understand the world of social media in order to buy gifts for the TikTokers, Instagrammers, YouTubers and live streamers in your life. The basics of content creation are relatively simple — lights, camera, action — and the rest is all about personal style. And hashtags, of course. If your holiday list is filled with folks who live online, these are the gifts that ar

Let’s get this out of the way: The $2,199 DJI Mavic 3 is excellent and I didn’t get to try all the new features yet. The Mavic 3 is DJI’s latest top-of-the-line consumer drone. It’s foldable, expensive, and packs an impressive dual-lens camera and dramatically better drone-to-controller communication. The Mavic 3 is easily DJI’s best consumer drone yet. Unfortunately, a few key features were not

It’s been quite a year for travel. Things started slowly but quickly gained steam, resulting in a sudden summer surge that stressed many facets of the industry . Then the surge of the delta variant led to renewed fears of taking to the skies — and in the midst of it all came operational meltdowns from Spirit , Southwest and (most recently) American . However, with the ongoing rollout of vaccines

51Gizmodo / 4h
One of the most surreal parts of going through the mountain of documents captured from within Facebook’s walls by whistleblower Frances Haugen is seeing the words employees use when discussing some of the company’s most sensitive products and systems. Many of these names (CORGI! Yoda!) sound deceptively cute, while… Read more...

Arlo Wi-Fi New 2 Security•
With an internal rechargeable battery system and 4G LTE connectivity, a new camera from Arlo and Verizon aims to make remote security monitoring slightly easier for consumers. The device has a rather to-the-point name: Arlo Go 2 LTE/Wi-Fi Security Camera, and a to-the-point purpose. Connected with a 4G LTE cellular plan, Verizon sells this camera to users that want to … Continue reading

Following the passage of the so-called “anti-Google law ” in South Korea, Google has announced it will comply with the new mandate by giving Android app developers on Google Play the ability to offer alternative payment systems alongside Google’s own. The legislation represents the first time a government has been able to force app stores to open up to third-party payment systems for in-app purch

Alienware makes some of the best gaming laptops on the market right now, but all that power and unique style come with a fairly hefty price tag. That's why Black Friday is the best time of year to get yourself a bargain, and unlike some manufacturers, Dell (which is the parent company of Alienware) offers some fantastic savings each year. If you want a machine that can do pretty much everything,

The global shift towards hybrid working is being hindered by the fact many employees still have to use outdated and unsuitable devices supplied by their employer. A new study from Microsoft has found that employees across the UK feel like they are being held back from doing their jobs properly due to having the wrong hardware, including laptops , tablets and smartphones . However the survey also

CES is back as an in-person event in 2022, and we're looking to highlight the most exciting brands and launches at the show with the CES Picks Awards 2022 . Thousands of new products are introduced at CES each year, and our prestigious Picks Awards program looks to offer the opportunity to stand apart from the crowd. Innovate. Nominate. Celebrate. Winners will be recognized by the industry’s lead

22Mashable / 4h
Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. Cold opens are a bold move in any medium. When a movie or TV show drops the audience into its world without so much as a "here's the title," it speaks to a confidence that whatever's about to happen on screen is sufficient enough to immerse, intrigue, and otherwise hook them. Netflix's throwba

T-Mobile is offering its customers another perk . Folks with a new or existing T-Mobile or Sprint postpaid cell or home internet plan can snag a year of access to Paramount+ Essential at no extra cost starting on November 9th. T-Mobile also offers subscribers on eligible plans free access to Apple TV+ and Netflix . T-Mobile perks just keep getting better with one year of @paramountplus ON US. Wat

Kintaba , a startup from a couple of Facebook site reliability veterans, is building a product to monitor incident response across the entire lifecycle. Today the company released a new concept called heat maps, a way to look at a response from a human perspective and build an understanding of how people in your organization respond when a crisis happens. Kintaba co-founder and CEO John Egan says

If you traveled at all in the past year or just attempted to catch a ride using a ride-hailing app at an airport, you’ve likely encountered high fares and long wait times . While ride-hailing companies have cited pandemic-induced labor shortages as the root of the problem, customers are still very much dealing with the same issues across the U.S. and internationally, from Los Angeles to D.C. to L

The UFC heads to the Big Apple and Madison Square Garden for a superb bill that includes a much-anticipated welterweight title rematch. Read on to discover how to find a UFC 268 live stream and watch Usman vs Covington 2, plus the rest of the card online with ESPN+ having exclusive coverage in the US . The card is set to be headlined by a re-run of the December 2019 blockbuster between current 77

US Israeli NSO Spyware•
The US Commerce Department has added the names of four more companies to its notorious "entity list", most notably Israel’s NSO Group , and Russia’s Positive Technologies (PT), alleging that they act against US National security or foreign policy interests. Reuters explains the blacklist restricts the engagement between US-based companies and the companies in the list. Specifically, the move will

42Lifehacker / 4h
Dogs often crave a sense of purpose when they’re spending time with us as we putter around the yard or garage. If you have a helpful hound who prefers to stay within a few steps of you at all times, you can give your best bud a helpful (and adorable) job—by making them their very own tool bag. Read more...

Google is honoring South Korea's law requiring support for third-party payments , but not quite in the way you might have expected. The Wall Street Journal reports Google will allow the use of alternative payment systems for Play Store apps in South Korea. Check out with a supporting app and you'll have the choice of billing methods for the transaction. However, this won't let developers duck Goo

It’s easy to think that the best gadget gifts are the fanciest and most expensive things. But there are plenty of options out there for the techie in your life that don’t require you to empty your wallet. If you’re struggling to come up with the right present for the early adopter in your life, we’ve gathered some of our favorite things that are both small and affordable. The best part? Everythin

Are you shopping on a budget? There are plenty of fantastic tech gifts that are $50 (or less!), and we’ve rounded up some of the best to make your holiday season shopping that much easier. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Researchers tracked thousands of posts denying climate change - and only 8% were marked as misinformation.

Cryptocurrency is fascinating to look at from the outside, but it’s a bit like the wild west in some ways. Scammers know this, and they’re targeting unsuspecting crypto owners with malicious Google ads that direct them to fake crypto wallets. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Brad Smith•
Brad Smith explains how the company will reduce emissions - and how it can help others do the same.

Hyundai Seven Ioniq SUV•
Enlarge / The headlights of the Hyundai SEVEN concept car use a design concept it calls "parametric pixels." (credit: Hyundai) On Thursday morning, Hyundai teased the largest of its forthcoming electric vehicles, and it will formally reveal the car later in November at AutoMobility in Los Angeles. Of all the automakers undergoing electrification efforts, few are charging ahead quite like Hyundai

ASUS Vivobook 13 Oled•
Enlarge / Asus Vivobook 13 Slate OLED. (credit: Asus) Asus has announced an upcoming laptop with a detachable 13.3-inch OLED touchscreen. OLED-equipped laptops are not unheard of, but the Asus Vivobook 13 Slate OLED stands out due to its form factor and price. The two-in-one comes with a stand that allows you to prop the device up at an angle as steep as 170°, either horizontally or vertically. R

American Capital One•
I had the opportunity to visit the very first Capital One airport lounge at Dallas - Fort Worth on Wednesday, a couple of weeks before opening. This is a great space, really thoughtfully designed with a lot of details built-in. They've invested a lot, and what impressed me most was the food which wasn't just 'good for an airport lounge' but genuinely good. I'm hoping it scales and is sustainable,

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The sequel to 2016's Sing is here, and the trailer is weirdly emotional to me on a Thursday? happening? Written and directed by Garth Jennings, Sing 2 sees Matthew McConaughey return as koala Buster Moon, who is apparently doing well with his New Moon Theatre. He's got big plans to debut a new show at a flashy venue in the entertainment capital of Redshore City with his animal performer

When President Joe Biden announced the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan on April 14, 2021, the countdown to evacuate from the country began. The original deadline for withdrawal was Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, but in early July, the president moved the deadline up to Aug. 31. That move accelerated the need to evacuate Afghan citizens who helped U.S. troops during a 20-

Details of new Garmin watches rarely leak ahead of their official launch dates, but it seems the company accidentally revealed details of an unreleased device on its own support site. The Garmin Venu 2 Plus seems to be an upgraded version of this year's Venu 2 , with one particularly interesting addition. The info was quickly taken down, but according to Fitness Tracker Test and tech writer Dave

Apple Federighi iPhone•
In recent years, Apple has painted itself as a staunch defender of people’s security and privacy. It has taken that hardline stance, even in the face of public opinion often tied to the investigation of heinous crimes that involved the use of an iPhone. The company also likes to highlight its track record in keeping its App Store a safe … Continue reading

You probably get more emails per day than ever before—nuggets of important information buried among an ever-increasing pile of junk. There are newsletters you don’t remember signing up for and store promotions you definitely didn’t sign up for mixed in with calendar invitations and a pressing question from a client.… Read more...

29TechCrunch / 5h
Anja Manuel Contributor Anja Manuel is the co-founder of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC ( RHGM ), a strategic consulting firm, and the director of the Aspen Security Forum. She previously served as an American diplomat and is a board member of Ripple, a premier blockchain payments company. Kevin Bassney Contributor Kevin Bassney is a director at Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC ( RHGM ) and pre

Gizmodo / 5h
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hints at another iconic video game foe. The Flash and Snowpiercer tease their returns. Matt Ryan returns to Legends of Tomorrow , but not as we know him. Plus, a new look at the next Batwoman . Spoilers get! Read more...

Lara Lewington looks at the non-plastic products which could become alternative storage solutions.

Apple Federighi iPhone•
Apple’s head of software engineering Craig Federighi has severely criticized the practice of side-loading apps, saying that if forced on the iOS apps ecosystem, it will rob Apple of its best defense against malware . Speaking at the recent Web Summit 2021 conference, Federighi had his guns trained on European Commission’s proposed Digital Markets Act , which, if passed, would require Apple to let

Enlarge / Our test rig marries the Alder Lake i9-12900K (pictured) or the i5-12600K with 64 GB DDR5 SDRAM, an MSI Carbon motherboard, SK Hynix Gold NVMe SSD, and Apex Gaming 850M PSU. Cooling is provided by a Corsair fluid cooler and triple fan radiator. (credit: Jim Salter) After spending several days with Intel's newest consumer CPU designs, we have some surprising news: they're faster than AMD

Sarah Jayne Dunn, who plays Mandy in the TV soap, refused to stop offering photo subscriptions.

US 20 COP26 Fossil•
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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — In a major announcement at United Nations climate talks on Thursday, 20 countries said they would stop funding fossil fuel development abroad and instead plow money into clean energy. Read more...

Nvidia GeForce Now ’s new top-end subscription tier is now officially live, as the first GFN Thursday of November also kicks off a bunch of new games on the streaming service – 17 to be precise. The big news is the GeForce Now RTX 3080 membership going live in the US, with the first wave of gamers who pre-ordered the service – which was initially limited to current subscribers, but is now open to

48Wired / 5h
Game soundtracks are making waves in the classical community, and a new generation of composers and aficionados are starting to pay attention.

Since it was founded in 2012, Blend has signed up some of the biggest banks in the country — including the likes of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank — as well as a bevy of smaller, more traditional financial institutions across the U.S.. Now, it’s setting its sights on the startup and fintech market, hoping to power the lending and banking services of some smaller, but fast-growing digital lenders. Blen

Sama CDPQ AI $70M SF•
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Products developed to manage artificial intelligence data are still largely fragmented, solving one problem at a time for developers, but not the entire life cycle. Enter Sama , a company providing high-quality training data that powers AI technology applications. CEO Wendy Gonzalez said the company is developing the first end-to-end AI tool for training data through machine learning. To do this,

We’ve all had that moment when you’re working hard, absorbed in what you’re doing, only to glance at your phone and see an upsetting text. Perhaps it’s from someone you have a difficult relationship with, or it’s general bad news, or there’s a family crisis you can’t do much about. When it happens, what can you do to… Read more...

Capital One Annual•
Capital One Venture X is the new premium version of its signature Venture product about to launch. And I'm sort of amazed at how much they're including at the price point. For travel rewards fans this is going to be a strong card to consider - and it hits high marks for all of the reasons you may want to get and use a card - a (very) big initial bonus, strong earning for your spend, and great ben

TV manufacturers have rushed to improve their latest models with fast HDMI 2.1 ports capable of supporting 4K gaming at 120Hz in glorious HDR. Unfortunately, most of the same models still use outdated 100Mb Ethernet ports. Fortunately, we have a workaround. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you’re in need of a new pair of true wireless earbuds and only have $100 or so to spend, Skullcandy’s Grind Fuel earbuds are a solid choice all around. Although they are missing a couple of nice-to-have features, the powerful and robust buds are an excellent value. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Want to set up a smart security camera for your camper, boat, or expansive backyard? Arlo just launched the Go 2 LTE, a smart camera that works without Wi-Fi thanks to 4G connectivity. It ain’t cheap at $250, but it’s one of the only LTE smart security cameras on the market and costs nearly half the price of Arlo’s first LTE camera. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

DKIM, DMARC, and SPF are the three main mechanisms maintaining the security of emails. The related protocols let you prevent unauthorized servers from sending as your domain and give recipients a way to verify emails really come from you. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

iRocket TS Turion Space•
IRocket, a reusable rocket startup based in New York, has landed its first commercial customer. The company said Thursday it had signed a multi-launch agreement with Turion Space , a recent Y Combinator grad that’s developing spacecraft for orbital debris removal and satellite servicing. According to the terms of the agreement, iRocket will send 20 of Turion’s forthcoming Droid satellites to orbi

PubNub Raises Raine•
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Data streams with continual, real-time updates of information are a critical building block of how apps and sites function today, and now a startup that has built a platform to power those data streams is announcing a growth round of funding on the back of strong growth in its business into a wider set of use cases. PubNub , which provides APIs to power messaging and data updates for apps and oth

You may have visited some quick-service restaurants or other retailers in the past few months and noticed signs posted with shortened hours or not being open on a certain day. Dubbed “The Great Resignation,” the mass exodus of hourly workers over the past 18 months has now resulted in a competition for talent. So much so that companies like Costco are raising their minimum wage to $17 per hour, w

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It’s been 12 years since the animals of Zynga’s FarmVille first grazed the screens of fans worldwide. When it launched in 2009, the strategy simulation game was the first major game on Facebook to ping friends in the News feed. This drew players back into the game and formed an addictive loop that quickly turned the simple act of tending crops into an obsession for fans, including celebrities and

The latest iPad Pro is your best bet if you want to eschew traditional laptops and go for a more versatile Apple machine. Currently, both Amazon and B&H Photo have a great deal on the 512GB WiFi model — it's down to $1,249, which is $150 off and a new all-time-low price. If you plan on using this iPad as a laptop replacement, you won't regret springing for a model like this with a bit of extra st

American Capital One•
Editor’s note: TPG got a first look at the Capital One Lounge in late October. The lounge is now open to the public as of Nov. 4, 2021. Capital One is taking on the likes of American Express and Chase. The next battlefield? Branded luxury airport lounges. Today, the company has officially opened its first-ever airport lounge , at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Terminal D. In additi

Capital One Venture•
For those who haven’t been paying close attention, Capital One has evolved to become a major player in the travel rewards and credit cards space. This has taken place incrementally over the last few years, but 2021 might be the biggest year yet for the issuer. Today, Capital One is announcing an all-new flagship travel rewards credit card — the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card. Set to op

Details have just been announced of the new Capital One Venture X, which will be Capital One’s new ultra-premium credit card. Dare I say that this card almost seems too good to be true? Details of the Capital One Venture X The $395 annual fee Capital One Venture X is Capital One’s new premium travel rewards credit card. It will offer a huge sign-up bonus, a minimum of 2x Venture miles on all purc

Roger McNamee, an early Facebook investor, says it "should not be allowed" to build the metaverse.

The Samsung Black Friday deals have come early for TechRadar readers with a set of awesome exclusive early access sales on the stunning Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Flip 3. Retailing for $1549.99 (was $1949) and $899.99 (was $1149) respectively, not only can you get yourself a significant upfront discount on an unlocked device this week, but also a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 (worth $109) and a free

You don’t need the trained eyes of an automotive designer to relish the magnificence of Arkonik’s latest creation. Starting with a 1989 Land Rover Defender, famed Land Rover restomod specialist Arkonik sought the genius mind of former Bugatti designer Etienne Salomé in creating the Land Rover Beach Cruiser. It’s an open-top off-roading machine with vintage styling and a burbly V8 … Continue readi

Tiffany Chu, SVP of Via and co-founder and former CEO of Remix, had been working in user experience design at ZipCar when, in 2014, she decided to take a year off for a fellowship at Code for America. With her background in architecture and urban planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chu had always been fascinated by the way transportation acts the lifeblood for built environments

Google Files Drive•
Tracking down the right files in your Google Drive account may soon be less of a hassle thanks to a new update coming to the service. Google's cloud storage offering is borrowing the search chips function currently seen in Gmail to make finding your files easier than ever. Search chips essentially looks to display possible results as a user is typing in the search bar - offering autofill suggesti

Some interviews are so bad they're good. This is the style adopted by YouTuber Amelia Dimoldenberg in her recurring show Chicken Shop Date , which sees her taking musicians and actors to various fast food establishments across London and having conversations filled with cringey moments and awkward silences (her interview with Jack Harlow recently had over six million views, and her year-old chat

Apple Beats Fit Pro•
Normally, I'd say it's unfair for Apple to puts its newest AirPods out within two weeks of a pair of Beats-branded (and Apple-owned) wireless earbuds that are comically better in every way. But Tim Cook gets paid either way, I suppose. Even so, it's a little stunning just how great the new Beats Fit Pro earbuds are compared to the third-generation AirPods . At $200, they're a mere $20 bump up fro

Delta has just revealed a terrible devaluation to the value of the upgrade certificates that top tier elite members receive. Upgrade certificates now only valid for one cabin upgrade Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion members receive Choice Benefits, whereby they can select the elite perks that matter most to them. One of the options is to select Global Upgrade Certificates (GUCs), which have histo

Elden Ring Gameplay•
Can't wait to play Elden Ring ? While the game is still a few months away from release, FromSoftware will broadcast a 15-minute gameplay trailer later today at 10AM ET/7AM PT. You can watch the entire clip on YouTube , Twitch and right here. For most Souls fans, this will be the best chance to see the highly anticipated RPG in action before its February 25th release date. FromSoftware plans to ho

If your family is one that has been making cautious and calculated risk and safety decisions for the last 20 pandemic months and dreaming of the day when you could all be vaccinated and feel confident enough to truly resume travel as you remember it — maybe that day, at long last, is just about here. With the approval for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations for children ages 5-11 now official from b

Let’s say you’re so sick of your job that you’re ready to quit without another one lined up. To survive, you’ll need some money to cover expenses, of course—but how much is that exactly? Read more...

NASA is working on a mission that will launch late in 2022 called the Polar Resources Ice-Mining Experiment, or PRIME-1. The goal of the mission is to send an ice-mining experiment to the Moon’s South Pole. NASA will land its experiment on a ridge near Shackleton crater, which is a location that has been under evaluation for months. PRIME-1 is … Continue reading

Apple TestFlight Mac•
After Apple announced TestFlight on the Mac in June at WWDC to the delight of developers and users, the app is now available for macOS Monterey users. TestFlight allows users to try out test versions of certain apps, and send feedback to developers. It first appeared as an independent app on both iOS and Android in 2010 before it was bought by Apple in 2014, when Android support was unsurprisingl

View of dam at Baldwin, Michigan. Printed on front: “Dam at Baldwin, Mich.” Printed on back: “Published by Will P. Canaan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.” Handwritten on back: “You are needed back at Baldwin. We must have you back.” Card is postmarked November 4, 1914. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Next year, Delta is completely revamping how Diamond Medallion elites use their Global Upgrade Certificates . Before we dive in, as some background, Delta Diamond Medallion elite members can pick Global Upgrade Certificates as one of their three Choice Benefits when qualifying or requalifying for status. Historically, these upgrades have allowed Delta elites to upgrade from economy to Delta One b

HYBE Dunamu NFT K-pop•
BTS' parent company HYBE has announced it's branching out into NFTs, using the blockchain to mint pictures of K-pop boys. Fans are livid. The South Korean entertainment company shared its crypto ambitions during a live streamed briefing on its future plans on Thursday, with chairman Bang Si-Hyuk revealing HYBE has partnered with fintech company Dunamu . HYBE is the parent company to Big Hit Music

Arlo Wi-Fi New 2 Security•
39TechCrunch / 6h
Aimed at construction sites, vacation homes or for other hard-to-reach locations, Arlo ‘s new Arlo Go 2 LTE/Wi-Fi Security Camera is at your beck and call to keep an eye out for thieves, sneaks and other scoundrels. The company is also peddling its Arlo Secure subscription service, which gives users access to a rolling 30-day library of cloud recordings, in addition to computer vision analysis of

Much of our days are built around digital experiences, and companies are increasingly looking for ways to unlock conversion and optimize fraud screening. Today, a startup that has built a real-time behavioral analytics tool is announcing funding as it sees demand for its services increase. Neuro-ID , an analytics platform capturing real-time customer behavior at scale for digital organizations so

26Wired / 6h
I'd love a portable, desktop soundbar for headset-free chat while gaming. Just … not this one.

50Wired / 6h
Two neighbors stepped up to use technology to protect their community, and now they're sharing how easy it is for others to do the same.

Alaska Seattle Miami•
In September I wrote a post begging Alaska Airlines to start flying to Miami . Today Alaska Airlines has announced that it’ll start flying to Miami… you’re welcome. 😉 Alaska Airlines adds Seattle to Miami route As of June 16, 2022, Alaska Airlines will launch a daily nonstop flight between Seattle (SEA) and Miami (MIA) with the following schedule: AS305 Seattle to Miami departing 7:15AM arriving

Google Pentagon Cloud•
Google is in hot pursuit of a new cloud contract with the US Department of Defense (DoD), which could be worth billions of dollars, reports suggest. According to the New York Times , the company is reportedly readying a bid to work on the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) program, the spiritual successor to the troubled JEDI initiative, which was cancelled in the summer . In July, the depa

62Lifehacker / 6h
I once lived on a bog.

Since 2017, Arlo has been one of the few companies to offer a security camera that can work without a WiFi connection. It’s not the only option in the marketplace , but it’s easily the best known. And at $430, it’s also the most expensive. Enter the Go 2. Not only is it more affordable than its predecessor, but it also comes with a handful of upgrades. First, the price. Arlo plans to sell the Go

If you’ve been gaming (especially on PC ) for a while, you’ve probably heard of CPU and GPU bottlenecks. These concepts are essential to understanding game performance, but few players really know what they mean or how to deal with them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Usually, you want Docker applications to be fully contained, but sometimes for development or automation purposes it’s useful to be able to work with Docker containers as if there were Linux VMs. Docker provides tools for running commands and even entire shells inside containers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Fuel Zürich Sunlight Air•
Researchers at ETH Zürich have revealed a process technology they have developed for creating sustainable fuels. What’s interesting about the technology the researchers have developed is that it can produce carbon-neutral transportation fuels using only sunlight and air. They have demonstrated the stable and reliable operation of what they call a solar mini-refinery. The demonstration of the sola

Ransomware hitting multinational businesses may grab headlines, but doesn’t mean microbusinesses aren’t as important of a target for criminals. In fact, a report from GoDaddy says many of the UK’s smaller businesses were hit by ransomware over the last year, resulting in loss of funds and a negative impact on reputation. What’s more - most microbusinesses have no protection deployed for their web

Here’s a great early Black Friday deal if you’re looking to expand your PS5’s storage, with up to 37% off the WD_BLACK SN850 SSD. The new WD_BLACK SN850 SSD is probably the best PS5-compatible drive on the market, as it topped our ‘ best SSD for PS5 in 2021 ’ list and was recommended by the PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny. The SN850 is an M.2, PCIe Gen 4, NVMe drive that can reach read speed

Microsoft VB Europe•
Vodafone and Microsoft have announced a new collaboration looking to help SMBs across Europe embrace the latest tech breakthroughs to boost their digital transformation . The five-year partnership looks to help provide SMBs in multiple verticals and industries with some of the most vital technology they need in order to grow. Much of the new supplies will be focused on hybrid working, with compan

Delta's operation melted down over last year's holidays. Southwest has melted down over lack of crew. American melted down over the summer without enough pilots and then at the end of October without enough flight attendants. And now everyone's worried about holiday travel with the government requiring airlines to have their employees vaccinated - with deadlines coming up. United Airlines sent ou

In Netflix's Red Notice , Gal Galdot, Dwayne Johnson, and Ryan Reynolds, enter the wild world of international art theft. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! , two of the leading stars put their art skills to the test. Life does imitate art, turns out. For the "Is This Valuable Art?" game, they debate what appear to be paintings, sculptures, and ordinary objects (some of which were very cleverly concealed), an

Both small bespoke auto customization businesses and major car manufacturers, like Chevy, are pulling out the old and putting in the new when it comes to vintage car engines. Now Ford is making a similar statement with its F-100 Eluminator concept . It’s an upgraded 1978 pickup truck with two of the company's new Eluminator electric crate motor kits. The power plants are the same as the Mustang M

Norwegian electric vehicle company AOE Mobility had something in store last Halloween for all kids aged 18 and up. AOE debuted its AOE Bike, an all-electric, zero-emissions motorcycle that wouldn’t look out of place in Tron, The Matrix, or any other virtual world – including the metaverse. The gorgeous, futuristic design is a given, but what really struck us is … Continue reading

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AMD's phoenix-like rise from the ashes isn't thanks to some miracle, but rather years of hard work to cement itself as serious competition against rival Intel in the CPU market once again. It seems like that's starting to pay off, with Hardware Times reporting on the latest Mercury Research results, finding that Team Red has gained revenue share for the sixth straight quarter. Not only that, but

World of Hyatt has just launched a targeted promotion, which is either good or bad news, depending on how you look at it. Earn up to 150K points with new World of Hyatt offer World of Hyatt’s last global promotion ended on September 15, 2021. Since then, the program hasn’t been offering a major promotion to members, even though most other hotel loyalty programs have (in fairness, World of Hyatt h

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Microsoft's book-phone displays flashes of brilliance, but delivers endless annoyance.

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It’s a rebrand of Silicon Valley's increasing power and reach. And it’s made for companies, not people.

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At COP26 in Glasgow, negotiators can easily lose track of what day it is as they scramble to save us from climate chaos.

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Saving California's adorable (and very hungry) sea otters helps control other species, leading to the growth of more carbon-sequestering vegetation.

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Stockholm’s official app was a disaster. So annoyed parents built their own open source version—ignoring warnings that it might be illegal.

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As more and more people switch to working from home, some are left counting the cost.

This year's Black Friday deals are still a few weeks away, but you don't need to wait until November 26 to grab a great deal if you're struggling with your sleep. The Withings Sleep Analyzer is one of the best sleep trackers we've ever tested, and it's down to just $69.30 at Amazon right now . Whereas most sleep trackers have to be worn on your wrist, the Withings Sleep Analyzer is a thin mat tha

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malicious campaign that attempts to exploit the already-fixed ProxyShell vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange email servers together with the Windows PetitPotam vulnerability , once again highlighting the importance of patching vulnerabilities in critical components. The new campaign that hopes to find unpatched vulnerable hosts in order to deploy a

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The Windows 11 taskbar is perhaps the most controversial element of Microsoft’s new operating system, with many of the changes the company made being disliked by users – but the good news is that Microsoft appears to be listening to feedback by changing one of the biggest complaints people had about it. Unlike in previous versions of Windows, in Windows 11 you can’t drag and drop apps onto the ta

For improved online privacy and security, Windows 11 lets you use DNS over HTTPS (DoH) to encrypt the DNS requests your computer makes while you browse or do anything else online. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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This morning IBM officially spun out its infrastructure services into a new business called Kyndryl , one that, by the way, has revenue of $19 billion out of the gate as a public company. Whatever you think of this move, Kyndryl is a substantial company, yet IBM still saw itself better off without this considerable chunk of business. According to an investor presentation provided by the nascent c

The early Black Friday deals are in full swing, and this incredible discount on the Bose QuietComfort 35 II brings the noise-cancelling headphones down to their lowest ever price. Usually $299, Amazon is currently offering the Bose headphones for just $179.99 , which is an enormous saving of $120. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best Bose QuietComfort 35 II deals in your region.) We've previo

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While we don’t know anything for sure about the Samsung Galaxy S22 range yet, one thing that we’re almost certain of at this point is the colors that the range will land in, as they’ve leaked again, and this latest leak lines up with the previous ones. According to Ross Young (a leaker who also works in the display industry), the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus will come in black,

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Tech companies just need to adapt the bug bounty system they already use to detect vulnerabilities in code.

The pandemic is impacting industries worldwide, particularly those that rely on high-tech microchips for their products. With pandemic-related shutdowns, the supply of microchips is low, something hitting the automotive industry particularly hard. All automotive manufacturers are seeing pandemic-related shortages of microchips, leading some to cease production of certain vehicle models or produce

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GM's self-driving Cruise division has launched its fully driverless robo-taxi service in San Francisco, with co-founder and President Kyle Vogt getting the first ride , TechCrunch reported. To start with, the service will be offered only to GM employees, as it's still only licensed for testing. "Earlier this week, I requested a ride through our Cruise app and took several back-to-back rides in Sa

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Welcome to Small Talk, a series where we catch up with the internet's favorite Extremely Online individuals offline. It's hard to define Connor Franta. We can try though. He's done a lot, achieved even more, and has allowed the internet to witness it all. Franta began his YouTube career in 2010, as a 17-year-old in his hometown Minnesota. He's a veteran of the YouTube scene, but found true follow

Looking for a simple, mess-free way to enjoy espresso at home? Amazon has slashed 38% off the Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker, which is now down to just $49.99 from $79.99 , as part of its early Black Friday 2021 sales . (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best coffee maker deals in your region). This coffee maker deal brings the single-serve espresso machine back down to the record-low price we saw o

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If you're on the fence about purchasing Battlefield 2042 , or just looking for opportunities to play the game before launch, you might be in luck. EA DICE's upcoming multiplayer shooter will be playable one week early via a 10-hour free trial available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. The trial is part of EA Play, which is included as a free add-on for those who subscribe to Microsoft's pr

Samsung Galaxy S21•
Recently we saw leaked photos of what appeared to be the back panel of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE , and now someone has got hold of one and shown it on video, attached to the frame of a Samsung Galaxy S10 . Jermaine Smit (also known as Concept Creator) is the person who did this, and it provides a look at what the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will probably look like in the flesh – albeit only from the ba

Rootkits Government•
Analyzing rootkits used in attacks over the past decade, cybersecurity researchers have discovered that close to half (44%) have been used to power campaigns that have focused on compromising government systems. Moreover, examining the evolution of rootkits in cyberattacks, the study from Positive Technologies notes that irrespective of the target 77% of rootkits are used by cyber-criminals for e

Between the Realme GT and Realme 8 Pro , the new-kid-on-the-block of phone companies saw a gangbuster 2021 - according to Counterpoint Research the company has been growing 135% year-on-year, far outpacing its rivals - but Realme's 2022 could be even more exciting. This comes from ITHome , a Chinese news website, which quotes Realme's president Xu Qi in saying that some top-end devices will be co

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series is the long-rumored upgrade to the company's flagship tablet line, and a new rumor suggests it'll be accompanied by an affordable edition that some are calling the Galaxy Tab S8 Lite. The leak, courtesy of Galaxy Club , says there will be four models of the upcoming tablet, and the Lite model will be the cheapest of the series. The leak doesn't confirm the Samsung

Scientists observing distant planets and galaxies are looking for indications that there might be planets orbiting in the habitable zone of stars. In addition to looking for those planets, they are also looking for indications that there may be elements required to support life as we know it, such as water. Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have … Continue

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Scammers used a new type of phishing campaign, which doesn't use emails, to steal around $500,000 worth of cryptocurrency from wallets this past weekend alone. According to Check Point Research , those bad actors purchased Google Ads placements for their fraudulent websites that imitate popular wallets, such as Phantom App and MetaMask. The malicious websites have URLs close to the original's, su

Is usage-based pricing (UBP) going mainstream? That may be so, if you consider the results of Boston-based VC firm OpenView’s annual Financial and Operating Benchmarks survey . Of the nearly 600 SaaS companies that responded, 45% say they are using this flexible pricing model, up from 34% in 2020. The survey also looks into how companies that adopt flexible pricing models perform compared to thei

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars , a game that is no longer available to buy digitally and is only available in stock at certain retailers, has received a brand new update. Version 1.1.1 , available now, adds support for Nintendo’s new wireless N64 controller – which is currently sold out until 2022. The update means you can play Super Mario 64 the way nature (or Nintendo) intended, but due to the game’s

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It’s finally happening — Emirates will start flying to Israel as of December 2021, and tickets are now on sale. Details of Emirates’ new route to Tel Aviv, Israel Emirates will launch a new route between Dubai (DXB) and Tel Aviv (TLV) as of December 6, 2021. The airline will operate the route daily with the following schedule: EK931 Dubai to Tel Aviv departing 2:50PM arriving 4:25PM EK932 Tel Avi

FC Barcelona NFT Ownix•
FC Barcelona , one of football’s biggest clubs, is auctioning off NFTs “based on some of the club’s historic moments.” Details are scarce for now, but it appears as if the club will allow fans to bid on clips of highlights in a style similar to that of NBA Top Shot. The transactions will take place through Ownix , a new Ethereum-based marketplace which will offer auctions for digital trinkets in

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Australia’s Channel 7 news published photos of an innocent man on Wednesday, alleging he had abducted a young girl from a campsite last month. The only problem? Channel 7 had the wrong guy, apparently because reporters used Facebook and found someone with a similar name, and splashed his photos all over Twitter,… Read more...

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Hybe , the South Korean agency behind K-pop megastars BTS, announced today that it plans to set up a joint venture with Korean crypto exchange Upbit to enter to non-fungible token (NFT) business. Hybe will buy a 2.5% stake in Dunamu , a blockchain-based fintech startup that runs cryptocurrency exchange Upbit, for $423.1 million (500 billion won). At the same time, Dunamu will acquire newly issued

TL;DR: This Excel training course , worth $249, is on sale for $16.99 (that's 93% off) with the code SAVE15NOV as of Nov. 4. From organizing data to interpreting powerful business insights, Microsoft Excel is a multi-faceted beast that’s invaluable to major companies and solo freelancers alike. But there’s a whole lot more than meets the eye when it comes to understanding the software. Luckily, i

TL;DR: The LifePro Vibrating Foam Roller Massager is only $57.79 as of Nov. 4 when you enter code SAVE15NOV at checkout. Foam rolling is great and all, but foam rolling with added vibrations is even better. If you don't have time to methodically roll out each muscle every time you work out, the smart foam roller from LifePro will help you do it in half the time. Even better, for a limited time, i

TL;DR: The XVIDA Magnetic Wireless Power Bank and Phone Case set is 37% off with the code SAVE15NOV as of Nov. 4 — get it now for $46.74. Qi chargers are great and all until you realize you have to keep your phone in one place to get the charge. Wouldn't it be great to be able to wirelessly charge your phone without having to stay near a wall outlet or near a flat magnetic surface that holds the

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Nintendo has cut its Switch sales forecast due to ongoing semiconductor shortages, the company announced in its earnings report . It now expects to ship 24 million Switch units for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 instead of the 25.5 million units it had originally predicted. The issue came into focus this quarter, as Nintendo managed to ship just 3.83 million Switch consoles compared to 6.8

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Nintendo has released its last free major content update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons over a day earlier than planned. During its Direct presentation in October, the gaming giant announced that it's rolling out New Horizons version 2.0 on November 5th. As TechCrunch and IGN have confirmed, though, the update is now live and can be downloaded to your Switch. Version 2.0 adds quite a number of

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When you show up to Forza Horizon 5 , do so in style. [credit: Xbox Game Studios ] Nearly a decade before this week's launch of Forza Horizon 5 , the Forza Horizon series began life as a plucky, goofy offshoot of the "serious" Forza Motorsport racing games. Instead of confining you to just race tracks, Horizon 's massive map ranged from busy city streets to wide-open countrysides to muddy riversi

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Back in May, AT&T spun off its WarnerMedia division and merged it with Discovery in a $43 billion agreement. The deal is on track to close by mid-2022, after which we may see its streaming services become a combined offering to subscribers. According to Gizmodo , president and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International JB Perrette has discussed the steps the company may take to reach that goal.

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It’s that time of year again where people start to collect and create lists that look back at the past few months. From retrospectives to “Best of” lists, we’ll soon be inundated with pieces that will try to point this rather messy year in a more positive light. It’s also the time for app stores to reveal their best wares, … Continue reading

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Despite being quite high on humanity's unofficial list of first-world problems, most people will agree that having to click on an Instagram link on Twitter in order to see what it is can be pretty annoying. Of course, it wasn't always this way – Instagram preview cards disappear