Monday, November 01, 2021

Week 44 Technology News and More!

1KGizmodo / 2h
Boba Fett is back , and he and his latest bounty hunting partner mean business in Star Wars ’ twisty underworld of smugglers and scum. Lucasfilm has released the first teaser trailer for The Book of Boba Fett , giving us a taste of what to expect from the first major spinoff out of the slice of the Star Wars universe… Read more...

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400+Mashable / 2h
With an IMDb page that includes the likes of Fargo , Ghost World, and Reservoir Dogs , Steve Buscemi is already an icon in the world of pop culture. But he elevated his status to even greater levels on Sunday. Remember the "How do you do, fellow kids?" GIF of Buscemi taken from the 30 Rock episode where the actor pops up as Lenny Wosniak, a private detective recalling the time he tried to masquer

If Daylight Saving Time (DST) makes you a groggy, moody mess, it’s not hard to imagine how rough it is on kids. They don’t understand they’re losing an hour and need to readjust their sleep routine. Here’s how you can make it easier on them. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›


Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen star in a new original Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett , coming next month to Disney+. The S2 finale of The Mandalorian included a tantalizing post-credits scene that served as an announcement for a spinoff series, The Book of Boba Fett. The series stars Temuera Morrison ( Attack of the Clones, Aquaman ) as the titular bounty hunter, and Ming-Na Wen ( Agen

Enlarge The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are out, and that means it's teardown time. PBK Reviews has videos on the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 for us to pick apart. Crack open either phone and you'll find a ton of heat dissipation. The back of the screen is covered in copper, so it's a big heat sink. Under the display, the interior is covered in sticky, heat-dissipating graphite film, making the phone look stri

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TechCrunch / 11min
Starlink, part of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, has formed a subsidiary in India and is preparing to apply for licenses from the local government, according to a top official. “Pleased to share that SpaceX now has a 100% owned subsidiary in India,” Sanjay Bhargava, India director for Starlink, said in a LinkedIn post Monday. Starlink’s local India unit is registered with the name Starlink Satellite

Traveling during the pandemic means that travelers have to be prepared for just about anything, including catching COVID-19 . Many airlines have focused on emphasizing health and cleaning initiatives , and several —including Emirates — rolled out COVID-19-related insurance plans to reassure skittish travelers. But now, the airline is discontinuing its multi-risk insurance policy (which included C

There’s a great new transfer bonus for those with Amex Membership Rewards points. Amex offering 25% Flying Blue transfer bonus Through Tuesday, November 30, 2021, you can receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to Air France-KLM Flying Blue . This promotion is being offered on Amex’s end (in the United States), and is hard coded into the transfer ratio, meaning you sh

Lifehacker / 14min
It is, as you have probably noticed, the first of November, which gives anyone who celebrates American Thanksgiving exactly 24 days to prepare for The Big Day. This isn’t a tiny amount of days, but it isn’t an excessively large amount either—especially this year. Read more...

Gizmodo / 14min
In the months since Morbius ’ first trailer dropped , it hasn’t gotten any easier to believe that Sony and Marvel really made an entire movie about a C-list Spider-Man foe that doesn’t seem like it will actually pit the characters against one another . Morbius is coming, though, and the studios are going to do their… Read more...

TechCrunch / 18min
As the neobanking boom has matured into a collection of large digital banks, we’re slowly getting a better picture of the economics of such business efforts. Chime was early in telling the market that it was EBTIDA positive , for example, unlike less profitable European neobanks. The upcoming Nubank IPO — technically the public offering of Nu, but we’ll just say Nubank for simplicity — provides u

Futurism / 23min
The transformation of computers from clunky and bulky behemoths to sleek high-powered laptops that satisfy our desire for beautiful and functional objects is fascinating. Case in point: the new MacBook Pro . But just because laptops are portable doesn’t mean the ability to work from anywhere is possible without some advance planning. Enter: the best laptop backpacks. The best laptop backpack for

Tesla Supercharger•
Futurism / 23min
Supercharged Tesla is kicking off a new pilot allowing ten of its Supercharger locations in the Netherlands to charge non-Tesla EVs — a noteworthy initative given Tesla’s existing and extensive charging infrastructure. Competing networks, particularly in North America, have struggled to keep up. Service coverage remains pretty patchy , broadly speaking, in many parts of the country. “Trial progra

SlashGear / 24min
BMW enjoys a challenge. How else to explain the 2022 i4, the German automaker’s first attempt at an all-electric car that focuses on driving dynamics above all else. Don’t let the relatively standard-looking BMW four-door sedan form fool you, either: the i4 will also usher in the first all-electric BMW M car, the future of the automaker’s high-performance M division. … Continue reading

NBCUniversal Snaps•
TechCrunch / 26min
As access to unique sounds is becoming a competitive advantage for social apps, Snapchat announced today it’s inked a deal with NBCUniversal to give users access to licensed audio clips from various NBCU movies and TV shows. With this latest launch, users can add audio clips from fan favorites such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Office” to their Snaps, then send them to other users or post the

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TechCrunch / 25min
Michael Maizels Contributor An art historian by training, Michael Maizels is a multidisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of creativity, technology and economics. His next book, a new study on business model evolution in postwar art history, will be out in 2021. I am an art historian who has carried out extensive research on the evolution of the market for “recent art.” And I can te

Mashable / 26min
Save $150.99: As of Nov. 1, the new iRobot Roomba j7+ is on sale at Amazon for a record low price of $699, which is an 18% discount. It's only the second time this new release has been on sale. Given its short two months on the market, no one would have been surprised if Black Friday came and went without a discount on the premium Roomba j7+. That's why its current $150.99 drop to a record low pr

American Airlines suffered an operational meltdown this weekend , canceling more than 1,500 flights between Friday and Sunday. The issues spilled over into Monday, with another 375 cancelations as of 1 p.m. ET — about 13% of the airline’s mainline schedule — and another 375 delays, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware . Hold times on American Airlines’ phone lines were cited at more t

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Engadget / 37min
One of the most famous cars Chevrolet ever built is now an electric vehicle. The company teamed up with Cagnazzi Racing and Hot Rod publisher MotorTrend to electrify the 1957 Chevy Project X vehicle. MotorTrend's defunct Popular Hot Rodding magazine bought the Project X car for $250 in 1965. Over the decades, it has been used to test a range of power technologies. Before the electric system, it h

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How-To Geek / 43min
It may seem silly, but turning on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC is a necessary step to using your machine. Sometimes your PC won’t turn on when you expect it. How you fix it varies based on the type of PC you have, and we’ll show you how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 43min
Bringing Apple Silicon support to Linux is a tricky task. But the new Linux 5.15 kernel greatly expands usability on M1 systems thanks to driver optimizations and a new driver developed in the open-source Asahi Linux project. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tesla Supercharger•
How-To Geek / 43min
Earlier this year, Tesla announced plans to open up its Supercharger network to non-Tesla vehicles, and now it’s finally happening in select regions. The EV charger pilot program kicks off today in the Netherlands, with 10 Supercharger networks supporting vehicles other than Teslas. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

27The Points Guy / 47min
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. The fastest way to accumulate a meaningful amount of points and miles is by opening new travel rewards credit cards to earn the intro bonuses they offer. However, if you keep at this long enough and apply for a lot of cards, you are almost certain to get rejected on a credit card application eventually. So the question becomes: Are t

TechCrunch / 54min
John S. Kim Contributor John S. Kim is the CEO of Sendbird , the leading API provider to embed chat, voice and video experiences inside of mobile apps. More posts by this contributor Social+ payments: Why fintechs need social features Netflix sees gaming as a big part of its future in the battle for consumer attention. In July, the company hired Mike Verdu to head a new gaming division, signaling

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Chase has been one of the most agile credit issuers as of late, shifting bonus categories and offering new ways to redeem points , particularly with travel-focused cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred Card . And now, Chase is bringing back a points redemption offer where eligible cardholders can get u

Engadget / 56min
With the UN’s COP26 climate summit now underway, Qualcomm has become the latest company to announce a sustainability pledge. The chipmaker says it will achieve net-zero emissions by 2040 . Here’s the roadmap the company laid out. By 2030, Qualcomm says it will reduce its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from base 2020 levels. That same year, it plans to reduce its Scope 3 emis

The first PS5 and Xbox Series X restock of November is about to happen at Walmart, and if you follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider – follow and turn on notifications – you'll get an alert when the console is in stock today. Both Sony and Microsoft consoles will restock at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT, and it may be for Walmart Plus members only at first. There's a chance leftovers could be so

Pinterest Live Shoppable•
Pinterest, home to moodboards and visual inspiration, has launched a series of live and shoppable videos. Pinterest TV will officially launch a collection of episodes starting on Nov. 8. The platform will feature recognisable names like designer Christian Siriano teaching you about fall aesthetics and Olympic diver Tom Daley teaching you how to bake. The episodes are yet to be released, with just

Facebook Nicaragua•
Facebook has taken out a government-run troll farm in Nicaragua, where multiple government agencies helped run a network of fake accounts and media pages that spanned across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. Facebook shared details of the network in its monthly report on coordinated inauthentic behavior on the platform. In addition to hundreds of fake accounts on its platform, the

Gizmodo / 1h
Area large adult son Wolf Blitzer appears to have taken a wrong turn on his way to United Nations climate talks . Read more...

It you’re looking for a creative way to make extra money, how does $2,000 for a month of doing almost nothing sound? Before you say “hell, yes,” here’s the catch: You have to already live in a house with an active pest infestation and let the infestation continue untreated for part of the month-long job. Read more...

A new Halo Infinite multiplayer map has just been revealed and it looks it will be perfect for fans of close-quarters fighting. Called 'Streets', the map will be an asymmetrical arena with short sightlines that will favor players that like getting up close and personal in skirmishes. Streets is set in New Mombasa, which will be a familiar location to any Halo ODST fans. With neon lights illuminat

Gizmodo / 1h
Doctor Who was born and bred on the serial format. When the show first aired, stories didn’t end in a single episode—they resolved over the course of three, four, five, sometimes as many as 10 installments! The revived version of the show has stayed mostly away from this idea, favoring small threads and arcs across… Read more...

According to Facebook AI Research, the next generation of robots should be much better at feeling — not emotions, of course, but using the sense of touch. And to advance the ball in this relatively new area of AI and robotics research, the company and its partners have built a new kind of electronic skin and fingertip that are inexpensive, durable, and provide a basic and reliable tactile sense t

Apple’s AirPods lineup is growing just in time for the holiday season, making it even harder to determine which pair is right for you. Last week, the tech giant released the third-generation AirPods, joining the Pro and the legacy second-generation AirPods as the company’s three flagship in-ear headphone products. At $179, the third-generation model packs some pro-level features, including a much

Black Friday device deals are live at Amazon, and yes, you heard that right! While we're still weeks away from the official Black Friday sale, Amazon just dropped early Black Friday deals on its best-selling devices, including the Echo Dot, Fire TVs, the Kindle e-reader, Fire tablets, and so much more. Amazon's early Black Friday deals event is a fantastic opportunity to get a head start on your

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Enlarge / Facebook's Messenger for Kids app is available to children as young as six. (credit: Hakan Nural / Anadolu Agency) Facebook has a demographic problem. Even before investigations revealed that the company’s products were destroying teens’ mental health, interest in its flagship product was dropping off a cliff . Since 2019, teen usage of the app has declined by 13 percent, and over the n

Gizmodo / 1h
Archaeologists conducting excavations prior to the construction of England’s high-speed rail system have uncovered three Roman busts and other rare artifacts at the site of a former church. Read more...

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML) are key technologies that help organizations develop new ways to increase sales, reduce costs, streamline business processes, and understand their customers better. AWS helps customers accelerate their AI/ML adoption by delivering powerful compute, high-speed networking, and scalable high-performance storage options on demand for any machin

Sega and Microsoft kicked off November by making a big announcement, revealing that they are considering entering a “strategic alliance.” While the details of this partnership are somewhat vague at this early stage, it seems like it could have significant implications for this new generation of consoles. Sega also uses the words “Super Game” at one point in this announcement, … Continue reading

300+Futurism / 1h
Jet Worth The United Nations’ climate change summit kicked off on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. Some of the biggest names in world politics — including president Joe Biden and UK prime minister Boris Johnson — are invited to discuss everything from carbon neutrality commitments to new infrastructure that could allow the world to hit the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement. And to make the long j

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500+Futurism / 1h
Thanks to a massive deal with a rental car company, Tesla’s shares are doing better than ever before — and that has CEO Elon Musk’s net worth soaring as well, despite him having already earned the title of richest person in the world more than a month ago . Over the weekend, Musk became the first person to be worth more than $300 billion , an obscene amount of money that some critics say could be

While Siri may have starred with The Rock , it’s still best known as the voice command tool behind Apple devices. And, all too often, the voice command tool that demands you repeat your request repeatedly and at increasing volume just to fire up “The Morning Show.” If you’re sick of yelling at your TV just to get it to work, the Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV & Apple TV 4K gives you back

A new product listing at Best Buy has given us the biggest clue yet as to what Nintendo Switch bundle will be available over Black Friday. And it'll be very familiar to anyone who's been around the last few years. Once this year's Black Friday deals are live, it seems very likely that you'll be able to get a Nintendo Switch (Neon) with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online

LG IVI Vehicle Renault•
LG and Renault are hoping to improve on in-car infotainment woes with a new In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system based on Google Android Automotive. In-car technology has reached a point of full saturation, but it's not always a positive experience for vehicle owners. Most new cars come with touchscreen infotainment systems and a variety of connectivity options, but proprietary interfaces and con

RingCentral may be better known as a unified communications or VoIP solutions provider, but that’s not the only service that the company provides. In fact, RingCentral Video is certainly a video conferencing solution worth considering. Of course, companies do have a number of collaboration tools to consider these days. In addition to RingCentral, Microsoft Teams is another solution that many busi

Cisco may not have the same standing in the consumer arena as Microsoft or Google, but in the enterprise field, it is certainly well known. That’s why its v ideo conferencing software , Cisco Webex , has proven so popular over the past year or so. With the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, collaboration tools like Webex have gone head-to-head with the likes of Microsoft Teams , Google Meet, and a

A new variant of the Chaos ransomware is attacking Minecraft players looking to get their hands on alternate accounts to cheat or circumvent bans. Microsoft owned-Minecraft is one of the most popular games in recent times, though its popularity has also resulted in an influx of cheaters to the platform. While Minecraft routinely catches and bans cheaters, many rely on alternative or "alt" account

For many individuals, Skype was the originator of remote video communication. The platform was originally launched all the way back in 2003 and quickly became an essential tool for families and friends looking to communicate over long distances. Skype was eventually acquired by Microsoft in 2011 and now has to compete with a huge number of other video conferencing tools , including another one de

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

Amazon Kuiper Two PK•
Project Kuiper, Amazon’s satellite internet program, is aiming to launch two prototype satellites by the end of next year as it seeks to provide global broadband access to rural and remote areas. The launch and operation of the prototypes first must be approved by the Federal Communications Commission; Kuiper Systems, the Amazon subsidiary that will operate Project Kuiper, filed what’s known as a

60TechCrunch / 1h
WhatsApp will today begin beta testing a new, cloud-based version of its WhatsApp Business API , hosted on parent company Facebook’s infrastructure. With the shift to the cloud, the setup time for integrating with the API will drop from weeks to only minutes, the company claims, so businesses can more quickly transition to WhatsApp’s API platform to communicate with their customers who have opted

22TechCrunch / 1h
Canalys reported today that worldwide PC sales fell 2% in the third quarter, but perhaps the most startling data point in the latest PC market survey was that Chromebooks sales were cut in half from 18% of total sales last quarter to just 9% in this one. The good news for the market in general was that with over 122 million units moving in the quarter, these numbers were still above pre-pandemic

Earbuds should be easy to review. Compared to the myriad other product categories we look at day in, day out, there aren’t that many variables. Do they sound good? How’s the battery life? What about the noise canceling? How do they fit? That last bit is, of course, highly subjective — even more so than the others. And it points to one of the biggest issues with reviewing the products. Much like t

Save $200: As of Nov. 1, the ionVac Robot Vacuum from Tzumi is on sale for $199 at Walmart. That's 50% off its usual price. The dreaded robot takeover is looming closer by the day. But, honestly, if that means we never have to clean our homes again, I'm here for it. What good are robots if they can't handle the mundane tasks expected of humans? As of Nov. 1, you can get the ionVac SmartClean V4–S

Save $14: Personalize your hand-washing experience and get an Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser at Amazon for just $40.99 (original price: $54.99). You'll save 25%. Touch-free soap dispensers might seem excessive (and they are), but they can be genuinely useful — especially considering the soap dispenser is usually the last thing you touch before you wash your germy hands. Curious? Try the Amazon Smart

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest sale on purchased miles . In this case you can receive a discount on purchased miles, rather than the typical bonus miles offers that we see. Promotion on purchased United MileagePlus miles Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, November 4, 2021, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles . Different accounts may be eligible for diff

Like many people, we thought the Wyze Car was just an April Fools Day prank and missed out on the original launch. But Wyze is giving us another chance; It’s opening Wyze Car orders in periodic “waves,” giving everyone an oppertunity to grab the neat device before it sells out again. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

macOS Monterey introduced an easy way to jot down your thoughts in Apple Notes using a new hot corner shortcut. But if you use a different note-taking app or you find yourself triggering the feature by accident, you can modify or disable it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple is reportedly working on a feature called “crash detection” that would notice when you’ve been involved in a car accident and call 911 automatically. This is a new feature that could actually save your life. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You did it. You ran a 5K, or a half marathon, or maybe even the notorious full marathon. Congrats! what? Read more...

Gizmodo / 1h
Sorry, world . America screwed it up for everyone. In 1969 the U.S. claimed to have put the first humans on the moon— but apparently that was only part of the story . Turns out the astronauts found something there, pissed it off, and now the moon is coming to get us. So yeah. That’s our bad. Read more...

Competing with SpaceX, OneWeb and others, the e-commerce titan will rely on small rockets to get prototypes of its satellite constellation into space.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Mo’ credits, mo’ problems reasons to keep your American Express cards at the top of your wallet. It’s the start of a new month, which means that all of your monthly Amex credits have just reset. Amex first introduced these various credits as a way to continue providing cardholders with value during the pandemic — and it worked. Depen

November marks Native American Heritage Month , a chance to spotlight the indigenous inhabitants of the land now called the United States of America and celebrate the rich traditions and ancestry of the tribes and communities that exist across the country today. From coast to coast there are incredible properties owned by indigenous people where you can consider spending your next vacation, reach

Chinese Fortnite China•
Epic Games and Tencent are shutting down the Chinese version of Fortnite . Would-be players are no longer able to register or download the game, and the servers will be closed on November 15th, according to an announcement on the battle royale's Chinese website. "The test of Fortress Night has come to an end," the message reads (via Google Translate). "We will shut down the server in the near fut

In the year 2022 is expected that Apple, Sony, and Meta will launch significant HMD devices. This is a head-mounted display (HMD), and there’s a decent chance it’ll be the next sort of device that’ll be above-and-beyond desirable by the average consumer. Much like the first Apple Watch, it’s quite likely the first Apple HMD will only have full functionality … Continue reading

The company will release a software update this week to address the problems.

Gizmodo / 1h
By switching from red lasers to blue lasers with a finer beam, the storage capacity of DVDs went from 4.7GB to 25GB to allow Blu-ray discs to hold movies encoded in HD resolutions and beyond. Last week, researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK revealed the next big breakthrough in disc storage… Read more...

Gizmodo / 1h
The rumor mill has been churning for a while now with the news of potential production delays impacting the rollout Apple’s mixed reality headset, and now we have a hint about why that might be: According to an investor note from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new device is expected to incorporate Wi-Fi 6E to… Read more...

Gizmodo / 1h
Over the weekend, the world hit another depressing milestone: Over 5 million official deaths attributed to the covid-19 pandemic. As devastating as that number may seem, though, the actual death toll is almost certainly two to four times higher. Not to mention, the suffering caused by the pandemic runs far deeper than… Read more...

Save $100: The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones are back on sale for their lowest price ever at just $199 at Amazon , Best Buy , and Bose's website as of Nov. 1. Their list price is $299, so that's a 33% savings. I don't know about you, but I really appreciate a pair of headphones that can quiet the world around me, and that I can wear comfortably all day long. That's why, as I write this very

Halle Berry Moonfall•
According to Moonfall , Roland Emmerich's next big-budget disaster movie, the 1969 moon landing didn't go quite according to plan. The astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission found something unexpected up there, something they kept hidden from the public. 52 years later, some potentially alien shenanigans have resulted in the moon being put on a collision course with Earth. The only person who can st

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

Chinese Fortnite China•
Epic Games has not explained the decision to end the Fortress Night game in the country.

Microsoft Password•
Cybersecurity experts at Microsoft have warned against an increase in password spray attacks against cloud administrator accounts as well as high-profile identities such as C-level executives. Password spraying is a type of brute force attack where the attackers use commonly used or previously compromised passwords repeatedly, but avoid triggering account lookouts by attacking different accounts.

Linux 5.15 LTS Kernel•
Linus Torvalds, the principal developer of the mainline Linux branch, released version 5.15 of the open source kernel over the Halloween weekend, and it has just been tagged as the next Long Term Support (LTS) release. The kernel designates one release every year as an LTS release, which the developers and the community commit to maintain for at least two years. By this logic, Linux 5.15 will not

Scammers have already started luring Black Friday shoppers with scams involving gaming consoles such as PlayStation 5 , and fake Amazon gift card generators that steal cryptocurrency . Still a few weeks away, Black Friday is one the biggest shopping bonanzas, and as per Adobe Analytics saw sales of $9.03 billion last year, with 2021 expected to top that figure. Given its popularity, Black Friday

Some of the world's most famous figures may be sitting slightly uncomfortably today following a ransomware attack on luxury jeweler Graff. UK-based Graff is notable for its collection of some of the most rare and expensive diamonds, which has helped make it one of the preferred jewelers of the rich and famous, with the likes of former President Donald Trump and soccer star David Beckham possibly

Boba Fett TBBF Star Wars•
Spoilers follow for The Mandalorian season 2 finale. The first trailer for The Book of Boba Fett has landed online – and it seems that the iconic bounty hunter may have a fight on his hands to assert his authority on Tattooine's criminal underworld. Released on Star Wars social media channels on Monday, November 1, the first footage from The Book of Boba Fett suggests that a civil war is about to

Game Pass November•
November’s Xbox Game Pass lineup may be the strongest one yet for Microsoft’s subscription service, with a pleasing array of titles arriving this month. November was already going to be a stand-out month thanks to the arrival of the highly anticipated Forza Horizon 5 , but there are some cracking additions that we didn’t expect to see, with potentially more on the way. The first nice surprise is

Cruz Bill Kleyman DCW•
Data centers around the world will soon have a lot more robot staff than they have today, and as a result will be significantly more efficient, a new report from Gartner claims. The market analysts say that by 2025, half of cloud data centers will deploy bots with AI and ML capabilities and will be 30% more efficient for it. While the promise of operational efficiency may be the driving force beh

macOS Monterey might seem like nothing but a minor, iterative OS release. On the surface, its biggest new features—SharePlay, Focus, Shortcuts—are all about integrating with the iPhone and iPad. But when you look a bit deeper, you’ll find that, as always, Apple has made some small tweaks that improve the overall Mac… Read more...

There are no two ways about it: Gel nail polish is amazing. To be able to leave the salon with dry nails you don’t have to worry about accidentally smudging, denting, or uplifting altogether while the polish hardens, and then have color strong enough to withstand multiple showers, countless dishes, and kid’s baths, and … Read more...

Thanksgiving’s coming around again, and this year, we have no excuses. For many, one of the (very) few upsides of the pandemic was that it provided a solid excuse to avoid toxic family holiday gatherings—and if a reluctance to spend time with your relatives is entirely alien to you, congratulations. If some of us… Read more...

56Lifehacker / 2h
Technically, washing lettuce or other greens and preparing them for a salad isn’t difficult, or even particularly time-consuming—but when it’s 7 p.m. and you’re exhausted and still need to get some form of dinner on the table, bagged salad can come in handy. That is, unless it’s potentially contaminated with Listeria … Read more...

Take a minute to think about what “healthy” food means to you. Is it something low-calorie? Low-fat? Low-carb? Filling without containing very much substance? That’s not healthy food, that’s diet food. There’s a difference. Read more...

One of the many hierarchies of Instagram has been the link-in-stories feature. You only got access to it if you had more than 10,000 followers, or if you had a verified account, so most users couldn’t add a link directly from their Instagram story. This is also why the link aggregators for Instagram bios got popular. Read more...

macOS Monterey brings one of iPadOS 15's most interesting features to the Mac: Quick Notes. Apple’s Notes app is already a robust note-taking solution, but it’s now more integrated into the OS. Using the new Quick Notes feature, you can start taking notes from anywhere on the Mac. All it takes is a gesture or a… Read more...

A green tomato in early November is a moral dilemma. Read more...

There are a lot of myths about how TikTok works . I know firsthand how many hilarious people struggle to gain any traction with their own jokes. Even if there’s no one secret to going viral, there must be some basic tenants for online success, right? Read more...

Enlarge / A Starlink satellite dish's printed circuit board. (credit: Ken Keiter ) If you ordered Starlink broadband service and don't receive your " Dishy McFlatface " satellite dish any time soon, the global chip shortage may be one reason why. "Silicon shortages have delayed production which has impacted our ability to fulfill orders. Please visit your Account page for the most recent estimate

Apple Inch Intel Imac•
Enlarge (credit: Apple ) Apple has discontinued the 21.5-inch iMac. The Intel-powered Mac's demise means that the only remaining iMacs are now the colorful, M1-equipped 24-inchers and the 27-inch version, which is still on Intel. As reported by MacRumors on Saturday, Apple confirmed that it has discontinued the 21.5-inch iMac. This news comes after the removal of several configurations of the iMa

Enlarge / Your home office can always use some sprucing up, especially when it's your main place of work. (credit: Corey Gaskin) Recently, I've gotten really into ergonomics. Since the pandemic—and after a spate of injuries from poor posture, bad habits, and a general lack of body awareness—the importance of a comfortable workspace has become clear. At times, painfully so. Beyond the ergonomics o

Dell Spins $64B VMware•
Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images) PC pioneer Michael Dell is set to cap his climb back to the top of the computing world on Monday with one of the largest corporate spin-offs. Dell Technologies will shed its 81 percent stake in publicly traded VMware, creating an independent software company with a stock market value of nearly $64 billion. Dell’s remaining hardware operations have an imp

Enlarge / The first BMW M5 to ever receive the CS treatment is a seriously potent sports sedan, but that performance comes with some notable compromises. (credit: Bradley Iger) Although today’s M5 is a far cry from the hot-rodded E28 that BMW introduced in 1984, the company has followed a common ethos with the badge throughout the decades. While other M cars like the M1 and M3 have had clear spor

Enlarge / The hull of Henry VIII's favorite warship, the Mary Rose , and many thousands of recovered artifacts are housed in the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England. (credit: Johnny Black) Henry VIII's favorite warship, the Mary Rose , sank in battle in 1545. The shipwreck was successfully raised in 1982, along with thousands of artifacts, and conservationists have worked tirelessly to preser

When the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were first announced, everyone was extremely excited. The reviews backed up the excitement. Now that the dust has settled, there’s an issue with the Pixel 6 Pro’s screen flickering, and it looks like Google is going to take a while to fix it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

In the digital world, colors are not only represented by their, well, color, but also six-digit codes. These “hex codes” or “hexadecimal colors” play a very important role in design. We’ll explain how it all works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Now that Google’s new Pixel 6 phones are shipping to users, we’re starting to see a few reports about potential Pixel 6 screen problems. Most notable, many owners with the bigger Pixel 6 Pro see a green light flickering, even when the screen is off. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

When you create cell styles in Microsoft Excel, those styles are available in all sheets for your current workbook. But there is a way to share those styles you spend time creating and editing with other Excel workbooks. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

There’s never been a better time to buy a pair of noise cancelling headphones or earbuds. That’s right; Amazon is running a massive sale on Sony, Bose, and Sennheiser audio products, including the killer Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones and the Sennheiser Momentum 2 earbuds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Apple Watch just keeps getting better, but that doesn’t mean finding the perfect match for you is easy. Whether you need durability, cellular features, or just plain affordability, we have the best Apple Watch recommendations for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lately, there’s been a lot of excitement around laptops, especially with Apple having just announced the new MacBook Pro models. Lenovo appears to be going in its own direction with a leaked model that features a second screen alongside the keyboard. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The best gift is something that everyone will love—and who doesn’t love hot chocolate in the winter? A deluxe hot cocoa kit is both customizable creative, and it’s easy to make in just a few steps. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

You might have gotten a shiny new console this year as a gift, but it’s not much use without some quality games. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft spend millions a year developing exclusives to make their systems worth it—these are the best they’ve come up with. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Variable refresh rate monitors come in a few different flavors. NVIDIA’s implementation is known as G-SYNC, but there are two variations: standard G-SYNC, and G-SYNC Compatible. So what’s the difference? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Resetting your Windows 11 PC will allow you fix some issues or prepare your PC to sell. Doing so erases all your settings and allows you to start again with a clean slate. We’ll show you how to do just that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The time has come. Netflix’s beginning of the month drop is here, and there’s everything from westerns to Christmas films coming subscribers’ way. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Why buy a gaming TV or monitor when you can get a gaming projector? Optoma’s new UHZ50 projector features 4K resolution, HDR support, a 16ms response time, and a peak brightness of 3,000 lumens (perfect for daytime use). And when you activate its Enhanced Gaming mode at 1080p resolution, you get a fantastic 240Hz refresh rate with a 4ms response time. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Robot vacuums sound great in theory. Your floors are cleaned daily by a robotic assistant so that when you wake up or get home from work you have one less thing to do. Unfortunately, the theory doesn’t always translate well in practice. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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The phrase has come to describe record levels of job turnover. But it overlooks the bigger story: a radical rethinking of our relationship to work.

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This new feature can help with more than just being productive. Use it to enjoy the moment in all kinds of activities.

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The virtual reality workout app for Quest is a sweaty good time.

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A “universal” shot would protect against every branch of Covid’s viral family tree—even future ones. But getting there won’t be easy.

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The pharmaceutical giant is making its oral antiviral drug widely available for all the world. But could Covid outsmart it?

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Many young people feel like their future is in peril. To make progress on climate change we must move past doomsday scenarios.

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The National Security Commission on AI included members from Oracle, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. Some of its recommendations are already federal law.

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It’s time for companies to listen to candidates, understand the skills they actually need, and use technology when it helps.

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The popular marketplace’s closing leaves a big hole in the billion-dollar industry of illegal drugs, credit card and bank fraud, forged documents, and more.

While cleaning and disinfecting efforts increased at airports around the country – and the world – due to the COVID-19 crisis, most other activities ground to a halt. Many airports canceled or put on hold facility improvement and construction projects. Others used the rare quiet times in mostly empty terminals to do touch-ups and to speed up project timetables built around the need to not interru

I’ve spent hours over the last few weeks maximizing expiring free night certificates from several major hotel loyalty programs. After all, there’s a ton of potential value lurking in these free nights. However, even before spending hours on my quest to maximize expiring free night certificates , I’d already wanted to write a story about why Rewards reward nights are the easiest for me

Now that Halloween is past us, it’s time to take down the spooky decorations and get into the holiday spirit. Fortunately for Chase Freedom cardholders, your points are worth up to 10% more across various redemption options this month — including Apple products, gift cards and Pay Yourself Back — helping you get more bang for your buck this holiday season. You might score higher cash-back bonuses

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Even for the most hardened Scrooge, the holiday season in New York City is special. You have everything from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center to the 5th Avenue window displays and the Union Square and Grand Central holiday markets — plus a ton of other affordable activities for families .

A short while ago, we announced the airline winners of the 2021 TPG Awards, as voted on by TPG readers. And now, we’re excited to announce the five honorees in the airport categories for this year — all of which are brand-new awards for 2021. Traveling this year has seen its share of ups and downs, and the airport experience has been no exception. However, TPG readers had some clear preferences w

The votes have been tallied, and the results are in. The 2021 TPG Awards is starting with Airlines Week, and today we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the aviation-related readers’ choice categories. This starts right here, with the three awards for the top airlines — according to TPG readers who cast their votes (voting ran from Sept. 13 through Oct. 15). And just a note that at least some

Welcome to Airlines Week at the 2021 TPG Awards! As we enter the final months of 2021, we’re excited to reflect on what has been yet another interesting year while also looking forward to what the future holds. With the travel industry continuing to rebound from COVID-19, airlines are looking to capitalize on this demand — but only some will emerge as winners of a trophy this year. Our team has t

I f you think manufacturing, assembling and servicing highly complex equipment on Earth is challenging, try doing it in space. On-orbit operations and servicing are vital emerging technologies, and you’ll have ample opportunity to improve your understanding of them at TC Sessions: Space 2021 on December 14-15. When a satellite breaks down, you can’t just call AAA. On-orbit servicing (OOS) enables

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Amazon announced today that a TikTok app is now available on its Amazon Fire TV for users in the U.S. and Canada. The app is also coming soon to Echo Show devices. After downloading TikTok from the Fire TV Appstore, users can log in to their TikTok account, or create one if they aren’t already one of the app’s one billion monthly active users . Then, like the mobile app, users can browse TikTok f

Pinterest Live Shoppable•
Pinterest is getting into live shopping as part of its pivot from being only an inspirational shopping site to becoming a home for creator content. The company this morning announced a new feature on its app called Pinterest TV — a series of live, original and shoppable videos focused on areas like food, home, fashion, beauty, DIY and more. The episodes will arrive on weekdays starting on Novembe

Tesla Supercharger•
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Tesla is rolling out a pilot program in the Netherlands that opens 10 Supercharger locations to non-Tesla electric vehicles for the first time. Non-Tesla drivers that want to use a Supercharger location will first need to download the Tesla app and create an account with the company. From there, they can select “Charge Your Non-Tesla,” search for a location, add a payment method and start chargin

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OctoML , a Seattle-based startup that helps enterprises optimize and deploy their machine learning models, today announced that it has raised an $85 million Series C round led by Tiger Global Management. Previous investors Addition, Madrona Venture Group and Amplify Partners also participated in this round, which brings the company’s total funding to $132 million, including a $28 million Series B

Momentive Zendesk Exhibits•
When Zendesk announced it was acquiring Momentive Global Inc. ( the organization behind SurveyMonkey ) for $4.13 billion last week, it might have felt like a steep price to pay, but it seems that companies are willing to pay a high price to understand what users and customers are thinking — and that’s what SurveyMonkey gives Zendesk. Zendesk, whose core offering involves customer service, now has

Andrew Langer Contributor Andrew Langer is the president of the Institute for Liberty . Google suffered a major defeat in its legal battle with Sonos in August, when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled that Google infringed on five of Sonos’ audio technology patents. If the ruling is upheld, Google could pay hundreds of millions and face a ban on importing everything from Pixel smar

Tinder is bringing back “Swipe Night,” its interactive in-app event that allows its users another way to break the ice besides just matching and chatting. After the first season’s “choose your own adventure” apocalyptic storyline brought in over 20 million users , Tinder said it would introduce a new installment, this time featuring a “whodunit” murder mystery. That event, “Swipe Night: Killer We

Apple Beats Pro BFP•
The thing that makes earbuds supremely difficult to review is that no two sets of ears are exactly the same. Heck, no two ears are exactly the same, period. As someone prone to pain using the wrong set for an extended period, I can appreciate the importance of finding the right pair. When the Beats Fit Pro first leaked, I had my misgivings. Design-wise, they more or less look like the Studio Buds

New Zealand AML Raises•
More of the world’s economy is moving online, and that is underscored by the long list of recent fundings and acquisitions in the digital ID authentication and anti-money laundering (AML) space, including Okta’s $6.5 billion acquisition of Auth0 . Today, another startup announced it has raised capital: end-to-end due diligence platform First AML . Blackbird Ventures (which is also one of First AM

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Walden Catalyst founders (L) Lip-Bu Tan (R) Young Sohn Over the past 20 years, there has been a steady flight of capital away from deep tech — those science- and tech-related breakthroughs on which world-changing businesses are built, Walden Catalyst said. The VC firm has a belief in the ability of data as the “fuel” and AI as the “engine” to transform the way people live, work and play. Lip-Bu T

Apollo Sales $32M TC•
35TechCrunch / 2h , which is developing sales intelligence and engagement software for business-to-business companies, brought in $32 million in Series B funding to continue with its go-to-market acceleration approach. Tribe Capital led the round and was joined by NewView Capital and existing investor Nexus Venture Partners. The latest funding gives the San Francisco-based company $40 million in total fu

The traditional way to design for the mobile environment involves a lot of back-and-forth as developers design in one program, prototype in another and collaborate in yet a third tool. A new startup, Play, is touting itself as “the only native iOS product design tool that makes it possible to create, iterate and collaborate directly from your phone .” Legacy software requests workarounds and hack

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Mosaic Building Group , a Phoenix, Arizona-based construction tech startup, has raised $44 million in a Series B funding round led by Peak State Ventures. New investors Starwood Capital, invisionAZ, Tekfen Ventures, Volt Capital, Brightstone and Naval Ravikant also put money in the round. They joined previous backers Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Building Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, 8VC, Founde

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While studying engineering at Stanford, Alex Kolchinski, Alex Gruebele and Max Perham met and bonded around the lack of food options on campus and the cost of the options that were there. “Even on a subsidized meal plan, it would cost $10 for lunch and more for dinner,” Kolchinski told TechCrunch. “I would sit and do my work in the dining hall just to be able to eat two lunches. Alex (Gruebele) w

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your spooktacular central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Happy Halloween . It’s been an insane week of news that kicked off with Tesla

The key to its revival may be a breakthrough in creating a quieter sonic boom. The challenges, though, are significant.

You might be asking yourself today why you are still seeing ads while you are paying for Hulu (No Ads) service. As is occasionally the case with modern products and services, the name doesn’t always tell the full extent of the content. In this case, the name might imply that you will not see anything resembling an advertisement inside the … Continue reading

Game Pass November•
We already had a feeling that November was going to be a big month for Xbox Game Pass, and now Microsoft has confirmed it by sharing the new arrivals for the first two weeks of the month. For many, the main draw in the first half of November will be Forza Horizon 5, the latest first-party game from Microsoft Game … Continue reading

Apple Beats Pro BFP•
The market isn’t short on true-wireless earbuds now, though rather than chasing gimmicks, Beats Fit Pro go back to ergonomic basics to make their pitch. Combining the convenience of cutting the cord with ANC and a $199.99 price tag, the biggest deal here could well be just how snugly, securely, and comfortably these new Beats actually fit in your ears. … Continue reading

Beats is adding a new set of wireless earbuds to the line-up, with the Beats Fit Pro promising active noise cancellation, a more secure fit, and longer battery life than rivals. Slotting in-between the Beats Studio Buds and the PowerBeats Pro, the new earbuds feature a soft silicone wingtip to make sure they stay glued to your ear. Where the … Continue reading

Pokemon Dia de Muertos•
Dia de Muertos was launched in Pokemon GO on November 1, 2021 giving the game a whole new lease on life. This event began at 10AM local time and was set to last until November 2, 2021 at 8PM local time. After an absolutely excellent candy-filled rager of a Halloween, Pokemon GO is back to costume-free Pokemon and a bunch … Continue reading

Most people know that modern electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers store a line of information about our personal and private lives that we don’t want strangers to get their hands on. However, many people don’t consider just how much personal information is stored inside their vehicle’s infotainment and other systems. Often, we think of the act of … Continue reading

Ford Mustang Mach-E•
Ford will present no less than 40 custom-built trucks, SUVs, and electric vehicles at the 2021 SEMA trade show in Las Vegas. The list includes six custom builds of the Bronco and Bronco Sport SUV, the Expedition Timberline Off-Grid concept, and a heavily-modded Ford Ranger Tremor with a six-inch suspension lift kit. However, our eyes are on the Maverick low … Continue reading

Lexus has revealed its 2022 lineup of LC and LS vehicles. The 2022 LC 500 Convertible is among the new cars, with a steep starting price of $101,100. Lexus expects the LC 500 Convertible to arrive at dealerships late in 2021. While the LC 500 Convertible is based partly on the LC 500 Coupe, it’s not simply a coupe with … Continue reading

Typically when we talk about autonomous taxis, we are talking about vehicles like cars, SUVs, and buses that can cruise the highways without drivers behind the wheel. MIT has been working on an autonomous taxi that’s quite different and very specific to Amsterdam and the city’s famous canal system. The autonomous taxis, in this case, are known as Roboats. They … Continue reading

Iconic German tuning house Manhart has given the BMW X3 M competition a comprehensive performance upgrade. Affectionately called the MHX3 600, Manhart’s latest high-performance midsize SUV (surprisingly) has none of the flashy “artistic forged carbon” body panels of the Manhart MHX6 700WB, a widebody version of the X6 M. Instead, the MHX3 600 has 22-inch Manhart alloy wheels by Alpina, … Continue

NASA and SpaceX were forced to reschedule the Crew-3 mission originally set to launch on October 31. The mission has now been pushed to launch at 1:10 AM EDT on Wednesday, 3. The launch was delayed because of a storm system passing through the Ohio Valley into the northeastern United States over the weekend. The storm caused strong winds and … Continue reading

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A new Nature survey shows a majority of the world’s leading climate scientists expect “catastrophic” impacts in their lifetimes driven by rising greenhouse gas emissions. Brilliant researchers, they’re just like you and me—but with more data, which actually makes the new survey even more unnerving. Read more...

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They’re literally in the name—dragons are to D ungeons & Dragons as, well, dungeons are to Dungeons & Dragons . In the many pages of a million monster manuals, there will never be a creature so iconic and important to the fantasy of the tabletop RPG franchise than its monstrous namesake. But what’s it like actually… Read more...

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The season one, but hopefully not series , finale of Y: The Last Man is upon us. By the end, the creators made it fairly obvious who they truly saw as its hero—Nora (Marin Ireland), not 355 or our titular last man. Some background was revealed about the character, who had a huge breakthrough as she and her Daughters of… Read more...

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As companies continue experimenting with dual-screen laptops, a new leak suggests Lenovo has some interesting ideas planned for its upcoming 17-inch ThinkBook Plus. Read more...

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Since the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands on September 19, the lava flows have destroyed more than 2,500 buildings, forced around 7,500 people to evacuate, and introduced a number of deadly hazards to the area. Read more...

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Even if they’re not afraid of heights, it still takes someone with nerves of steel to work as a window washer, dangling a hundred floors above the ground with a squeegee in hand. A company called Skyline Robotics wants to make window washing much safer because instead of humans, the lift that’s lowered down the side… Read more...

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A familiar face from Supergirl will return for Superman & Lois . Riverdale undergoes a name change, for one night only. Plus, what to expect on the next episodes of Legends of Tomorrow , and Ghosts . Spoilers now! Read more...

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Global leaders ( well, most of them anyway ) are convening in Glasgow for a major United Nations conference . Some will travel by private or chartered plane, including countless titans of business who will show up in Glasgow to talk up their nebulous climate goals as proof that their companies are good corporate citizens. Read more...

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The anonymous hucksters behind a Squid Game cryptocurrency have officially pulled the rug on the project, making off with an estimated $2.1 million. Remember on Friday morning when Gizmodo told you it was an obvious scam ? It was only obvious because investors could purchase the crypto but couldn’t sell it. But plenty… Read more...

You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. Cooking a Thanksgiving feast — with a giant stuffed turkey as the centerpiece — is no easy feat. Fret not: with the right prep, you can nail it, even if you have a small kitchen or a busy schedule. The challenge is getting everythin

Best deals on Samsung TVs as of Nov. 1: OUR TOP PICK: Samsung 75-inch Q70A QLED 4K TV — $1,497.99 (save $802 or 35%) BEST FOR A HOME THEATER: Samsung 85-inch Q80A QLED 4K TV — $2,597.99 (save $400 or 13%) BEST FOR THE LIVING ROOM: Samsung 60-inch Q60A QLED 4K TV — $797.99 (save $202 or 20%) Early Black Friday deals have been popping up since the beginning of October, and now that it's finally Nov

Boston Dynamics is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rolling Stones album "Tattoo You" with a bunch of Spot robot dogs. The robots flawlessly mimic Mick Jagger and his bandmates' mannerisms in the iconic ‘Start Me Up’. Clearly, a lot has changed since the 80’s and we now live in a world where dancing robots are a useful promotional tool.

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Way back in 2020, Season 2 of The Mandalorian ended with a post credit stinger promising The Book of Boba Fett . Disney+ is almost ready to deliver on that promise, and this first trailer for BOBF (will that stick?) has arrived. In it, Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) returns to his Return of the Jedi roots and takes over the late Jabba the Hutt's criminal empire with the help of his fellow, and perh

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TL;DR: Enjoy 30% off cold weather wear at ModCloth on Nov. 1 and 2. You know what’s the worst? When the weather turns cold and you suddenly realize you don’t have the appropriate outerwear for the season. But you know what’s the best? An amazing sale on outerwear at ModCloth, so you can give your wardrobe the boost it needs before you actually need to grab a coat. ModCloth carries unique clothing

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Uniform standards in sports have a long history of being divisive and gendered . In recent years, there has been a collective push for change, coming from women athletes including gymnasts , badminton players , and tennis stars . In a new development, the International Handball Federation (IHF) has changed their uniform policy for female players. Women will now be allowed to wear bike shorts and

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On a single night in 2020, over half a million people in the U.S. were experiencing homelessness, marking the fourth consecutive year the numbers have increased per the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress . Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, experts project this number to rise sharply over the coming years — but why exactly is it happening, and what can be done about it? Thes

Until Nov. 2, Apple iPad Mini Gens 1-4 (refurbished) are on sale with prices starting at just $59.99 from Woot. Successfully shopping for the very best deals is a real skill, because you need to know where and when to strike. You might already know that there are absolutely loads of impressive deals available from Woot, but that's only half of the task. You also need to capitalize on limited-time

As of Nov. 1, the Apple Watch Series 5 (refurbished) is available from $249.99 at Woot, saving you almost $200 on list price. Ever heard of Woot? If you're looking for great deals on Apple's best products, you really should get acquainted. You can find a wide range of heavily discounted Apple laptops, tablets, smartwatches, and much more on Woot, so long as you're willing to give something a seco

Parents of unvaccinated kids are within inches of a freedom they've longed for since the pandemic began in March 2020: household protection against COVID-19 . Many other childless vaccinated adults have returned to a semblance of their old lives. They've traveled on planes, eaten inside restaurants, and gone to parties, concerts, and movies. Some parents (vaccinated or unvaccinated) may have done

fyschebone : Today’s moment of zen.

View of truss bridge to Belle Isle; one section of bridge pivots horizontally on a central pier. Printed on front: “Belle Isle bridge, Detroit, Mich. no. 109.” Handwritten on back: “Dear Friends, I am having a good time and hope this … finds you the same. This is a swell city. Howard.” Card is postmarked November 1, 1911. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Fender is buying PreSonus , a company that’s best known for its studio recording gear and software. The guitar maker announced the acquisition, which still needs regulatory approval, on Monday. Fender didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal, but it did hint at its future plans for the company. “While most guitar and bass players still plug into amplifiers, many also plug their instruments

The most famous bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe is taking center stage in his own show. Disney+ has offered a taste of what’s in store in The Book of Boba Fett with the first trailer for the series. Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) is now the crime lord of Tatooine. Fett was presumed dead after falling into the sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi , but he returned in The Mandalorian. The traile

I want to get one thing out of the way at the top. I wish that anyone — anyone — other than Kanye West had released the Stem Player . At this point he’s more than 10 years past the creative zenith of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , and five years removed from the uneven, but decent Life of Pablo. These days, his cultural relevance is driven more by spectacle and controversy than artistic outp

Even though Black Friday is over three weeks away, some major retailers are getting in on the action early . Among them is Amazon, which has slashed prices on its own devices. One of the products you can save on at the minute is the Kindle , which is $40 off at $50 . Kindle Kids , meanwhile, is on sale for $60 (usually $110). Buy Kindle at Amazon - $50 Buy Kindle Kids at Amazon - $60 Amazon has a

It may have been another long year, but the holidays are finally approaching — and, with supply chain issues plaguing retail, it’s best to get your shopping done sooner rather than later. This year we’re all a little burnt out on screens, so the best gifts for kids are things they can hold. But, since this is Engadget, we’re always looking for that tech angle. This year’s crop of tech toys for ki

Beats latest earbuds are official. After some early hints in iOS 15.1, the company has formally announced the Beats Fit Pro . This set of true wireless earbuds has a similar look to the Studio Buds that debuted earlier this year with an added fit wing, or "wingtip" as the company calls it. Combined with an IPX4 rating, the $200 Fit Pro are well-suited for workouts but are also packed with the bes

Thanks to some early hints in iOS 15.1, Beats’ latest earbuds are hardly a surprise. Today the company officially debuted its latest model: the $200 Beats Fit Pro . With a similar design to the Studio Buds that arrived earlier this year, this new pair offers active noise cancellation (ANC) alongside almost all of the features from Apple’s third-generation AirPods . That includes hands-free Siri,

Your iPhone might have a new capability as soon as next year: detecting a car accident and automatically dialing 911. Apple plans to unveil a feature called "crash detection" for both iPhones and Watches, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The feature would supposedly use sensors like the accelerometer built into Apple devices. Apple has reportedly been working on the feature for several

If you’re thinking of getting a laptop or tablet as a gift, you’ve got a wealth of options. Thanks to the latest round of hardware from Intel, Apple, AMD and NVIDIA, all of our portable devices have gotten steadily faster and more efficient. Even the cheapest iPad can be a decent productivity machine, while gaming laptops now have almost all of the power of their desktop siblings. And with the ar

November has begun with a bang when it comes to tech deals. A whole slew of early Black Friday deals are available right now, making it a good time to cross some items off your gift list. Unsurprisingly, Amazon and Best Buy are the places to go for the best tech deals right now. Some of our favorite headphones and earbuds have hit record-low prices, and there are bunch of discounts on everything

Google's Pixel launches have been often been marred by hardware and other problems, with some more serious than others. The Pixel 6 has avoided that trend so far, but it still has a few minor issues around the display, 9to5Google has reported. Users noticed that when the Pixel 6 Pro is off, pressing the power button with slight pressure (not enough to turn it on) seems to activate a strange displ

Update 9:57am ET: Amazon has now matched Best Buy's sale price, bringing the new AirPods Pro down to $190. Apple only rolled out the MagSafe charging case option for the AirPods Pro wireless earbuds just two weeks ago, but they've already going on sale for a second time . Today, they're available for at Best Buy for just $190, down $60 (24 percent) from the regular $250 price. We expect Amazon wi

Without a sense of touch, Frankenstein’s monster would never have realized that “ fire bad ” and we would have had an unstoppable reanimated killing machine on our hands. So be thankful for the most underappreciated of your five senses, one that robots may soon themselves enjoy. Facebook announced on Monday that it has developed a suite of tactile technologies that will impart a sense of touch in

So what is the metaverse ? The big tech news last week was that Facebook — the company — is renaming itself Meta, which will apparently align it with its future goals and aims. But what does it even mean? Judging from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote, it’s definitely about “ experiences .” Meta’s take on the metaverse is “a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies like virtual

Using high-speed lasers, researchers have created "5D" data storage technology that could allow 500 TB of data to be written to a CD-sized glass disc, according to the Optica society . The technique uses higher writing speeds that might finally make it feasible to use the technology for archival and other purposes. With 5D optical storage, each file is uses three layers of nanoscale dots. The dot

If you want to score Google's Nest devices at a discount before Black Friday arrives, check out Best Buy's sale — some of them are even available for the lowest price we've seen them sell for across retailers. The Google Nest Audio , for instance, is now listed for $60, which is $40 less than its standard price and is the lowest we've seen for the speaker. In case you missed the chance to purchas

Here’s another sign that nature is starting to heal, or something. The Air France-KLM Flying Blue program has just published Promo Rewards for November 2021, and for the first time since the start of the pandemic, a route to the United States is on the list! What are Flying Blue Promo Rewards? I’m a big fan of the Air France-KLM Flying Blue program , especially for long haul premium cabin redempt

American Airlines Flights•
American Airlines had a very rough weekend operationally, and while things are improving, they’re still far from being back to normal. American Airlines had a rough weekend Looking at published data , American has canceled over 2,200 flights since Friday, and there’s no end in sight for these operational issues. Here are how many cancelations we’ve seen from American Airlines over the course of f

JetBlue TrueBlue has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. I want to share the details of it, though also want to note upfront that buying TrueBlue points almost never represents a good deal. Buy JetBlue points with a bonus Through Monday, November 22, 2021, JetBlue TrueBlue is offering a bonus on purchased points . Different accounts may be targeted for different bonuses, tho

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. With it now being a new month, the program has launched its latest offer. Promotion on purchased American AAdvantage miles Through Tuesday, November 30, 2021, American AAdvantage is offering up to a 30% discount on purchased miles . The discount is tiered, and you get a bigger percentage discount the more miles you buy, as follows:

Thailand Vaccinated•
Today is a big day for international travel. Not only is Australia letting people travel internationally once again ( in some cases without quarantine ), but Thailand is also opening to vaccinated travelers without quarantine. Thailand’s economy is heavily reliant on tourism (pre-coronavirus, it made up about 20% of the county’s GDP), yet up until now borders have largely been closed, at least fo

While details are limited as of now, FlyDubai has just introduced yet another new business class seat, and I’m a bit confused. FlyDubai’s HEACO Eclipse business class seat FlyDubai has just unveiled its new business class seat on social media , and it’s both not surprising and very surprising. FlyDubai has posted pictures of the HAECO Eclipse business class seat, stating that this will be availab

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. The number of bonus points you earn per dollar spent varies greatly by retailer , though in addition to those variable bonuses, there are often promotions that are

Chase has just launched a promotion if you convert your Ultimate Rewards points into Marriott Bonvoy points. Historically Ultimate Rewards has offered the fewest transfer bonuses of the major transferable points currencies . In 2020 we saw that change, as we’ve now seen transfer bonuses to British Airways Executive Club , IHG Rewards , Marriott Bonvoy , and Southwest Rapid Rewards . Well, we’ve j

What's an employee supposed to do when they see F-Fentanyl on a mask? American has said F-cancer is ok, after all. Continue reading ...

Scenes from the American Airlines operational meltdown have been getting ugly. As the airline cancelled over 1000 flights on Sunday alone – the weekend of CEO Doug Parker’s 60th birthday – customer service lines stretched the length of airports and tensions rose. Here one group of passengers starts raising their voice to be heard about what’s (not) going on after their flights are cancelled and t

Work Raises $200M BCTO•
Hourly workers make up abut 55% of the working world , yet when it comes to tech built for the world of work, their so-called knowledge worker counterparts dominate the space. Today, an app built specifically to address the needs of the former is announcing a big round of funding — underscoring both the evolving landscape of business software, and how hourly and shift workers are increasingly com

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Years ago, Americans spent most of their disposable income on food but consistent investment in retail infrastructure has changed that. Now, they only spend 6% of their household income on food and beverages. Africa still battles with this and it is not hard to see why. The continent’s retail markets are highly fragmented and mostly made up of small and informal retailers and intermediaries, whic

Roblox Hours Online•
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Roblox, the gaming platform that is immensely popular amongst young players, said on Twitter Sunday evening that it is back online worldwide. Roblox is back online everywhere! Thank you for your continued patience as we get back to normal. — Roblox (@Roblox) October 31, 2021 The recovery came after an outage that lasted three days , a somewhat rare streak of blackout for a tech firm of Roblox’s c

As of Nov. 1, the Ativafit Indoor Cycle is on sale for $160.61 with the code SALE15NOV — that's 37% off sticker price. If you've been looking for a way to keep up with your workouts without having to leave your home, you don't have to break the bank on expensive equipment (i.e. a Peloton bike ) in order to do so. You just have to find the deals — like this Ativafit Indoor Bike for example. For a

TL;DR: The GPS 4K Drone 106 Pro is only $63.71 as of Nov. 1 when you enter the code SAVE15NOV at checkout. Drones certainly aren’t known for their affordability. With the ability to glide through the sky, snap photos from an angle you never could, and even show you real-time video footage, a couple hundred bucks seems like a fair price for one of these flying gizmos. But for a limited time, you c

TL;DR: The Orai Interactive AI Assisted Public Speaking Course is on sale as of Nov. 1. Use the code SALE15NOV at checkout and slash the price down to just $127.50 . If there’s something most of us can agree on (which seems next to impossible these days), it’s that public speaking isn't easy. It sounds innocent enough, but as soon as you get in front of a group of people and open your mouth, all

TL;DR: The Classic Wooden Apple Watch Band is only $98.59 as of Nov. 1 when you enter code SAVE15NOV at checkout. An Apple Watch is extremely functional and helpful for anyone trying to balance work and personal life, but sometimes the bands just don't let you show off your personal style. Instead of looking like everyone else, upgrade your look with a watch strap that complements your aesthetic.

The best gifts are personal. Searching for something with that special touch that speaks to the person you’re buying for is often what present buying is all about. Everything CEWE makes can be personalised, turned into a one-off with custom artwork and photography. With printing as their passion, CEWE offers everything from photo prints to mugs, custom jigsaws to photo books and calendars. Plus,

Diwali may be a few days away. But big-ticket releases on the Indian OTT space are set to stream to ring in the festive spirit already. The Tamil courtroom drama Jai Bhim is among the much-expected films of the season. It is part of the four-film package that Amazon Prime Video signed with actor Suriya's production house 2D Entertainment early this year . Subscribe to Amazon Prime Video Rs 329 qu

The crisis sweeping the global semiconductor industry is enormous. With the tech world totally dependent on chips, the problem has become fundamental, and worse, nobody knows when it will end . And India, which is trying to push itself into the forefront of the tech manufacturing, is also facing the pinch acutely. India, which is dependent on imports for all its chip needs, is now trying to addre

In the wee hours of June 27, one of India’s most critical military installations, the high-security Air Force Station in Jammu, became victim of a ‘novel’ weaponised drone attack. The attack was first of its kind and is being seen as a precursor of things to come. The June 27 twin drone attack was masterminded and executed by terrorists in the Shakargarh sector targeting Air traffic control, rada

Apple’s all-new MacBook Pros have been available for less than a week, so you may be surprised to hear that these impressive machines are already 10% off at certain retailers – an excellent deal ahead of Black Friday . This 10% saving can be found from either Amazon Australia or The Good Guys , and it includes the Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) and the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) , both of

Digital payments technology is forcing the financial system to evolve. Banks feel their power waning and want to regain control.

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Although it is often criticized for copying every new Apple innovation, there have been times when Android actually demonstrated new features that would eventually become commonplace in the mobile world. Unfortunately, some of those features may have been ahead of their time, or the opportunity to take advantage of them was squandered. Home screen widgets almost became a tragic footnote … Continu

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The last 22 months have thrown the world and lives into chaos, and even big tech companies weren’t immune to the effects of global events. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the global chip shortage, both of which are still ongoing, companies big and small have had to either adjust their schedules, cut down on products, or, worse, let people go. … Continue reading

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The first reviews of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have already started to flow, and things are finally looking up for Google’s flagships smartphones. Part of what makes the Pixel 6 special is, of course, the brand new Tensor processor, and while its performance isn’t as mind-blowing as the equally new Apple A15, it still manages to deliver … Continue reading

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Shanghai Disneyland, the only Disney park in mainland China, closed its gates on Monday after a single case of covid-19 was detected on Sunday, according to Chinese state media outlet Xinhua . The theme park will remain closed through at least Tuesday and it’s not clear when it may reopen. Read more...

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for covid-19, according to a statement released on her official Twitter account Sunday night . Psaki is vaccinated against the coronavirus and is reportedly only experiencing mild symptoms. Read more...

TikTok Feature Creators•
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TikTok wants to make it easier for its creators to earn money for their videos—many of which undoubtedly require a lot of time and effort—so it’s testing out a popular idea: setting up a tip jar . Read more...