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Apple may be working on an even more expensive iPhone Ultra

100+Mashable / 2h
Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max, the company's most powerful phone, is already quite pricy, starting at $1,099. But Apple is considering launching an even pricier phone, possibly called the iPhone Ultra, as soon as next year. This is according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who wrote about the device in his "Power On" newsletter. SEE ALSO: Best headphones for iPhone owners: Think outside the (AirPods) box

When my dad was sick, I started Googling grief. Then I couldn’t escape it.
25MIT Technology Review / 45min
I’ve always been a super-Googler, coping with uncertainty by trying to learn as much as I can about whatever might be coming. That included my father’s throat cancer. Initially I focused on the purely medical. I endeavored to learn as much as I could about molecular biomarkers, transoral robotic surgeries, and the functional anatomy of the epiglottis. Then, as grief started to become a likely sce

Tips for boosting your organization’s security posture with encryption
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
If you work in the corporate world, you’ll be familiar with cybersecurity rules and regulations. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are taking place at an astounding rate and have become a key challenge for companies across sectors, sizes and geographies. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, more than 2,000 cyber-attacks occur around the globe each day – that’s an incident every 39 seconds - and these

Windows 365 updates could soon be a lot less disruptive
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5min
Installing the latest Windows 365 updates and fixing other issues should hopefully be less disruptive for everyone thanks to a new tool from Microsoft coming soon. The company has revealed it is working on adding new settings that should mean Windows 365 updates or other background fixes don't hijack or restart your PC when you're in the middle of an important task. The new "maintenance windows"

Tech lay-offs: Dell to cut workforce
BBC News - Technology / 45min
Dell adds to the growing list of technology companies cutting jobs as consumer and corporate spending shrinks.

Tesla’s Cybertruck Is Coming Soon. Maybe.
NYT > Technology / 57min
Already two years behind schedule, the Cybertruck has experts wondering how the company will manufacture its unusual stainless steel “exoskeleton.”

Musk Pledged to Cleanse Twitter of Child Abuse Content. Is It Working?
NYT > Technology / 56min
Child sexual abuse imagery spreads on Twitter even after the company is notified: One video drew 120,000 views. “Sewer rats,” as one regulator described bad actors, remain.

Do You Work in the Auto Industry? We Want to Hear From You.
NYT > Technology / 56min
Sales of electric vehicles are growing fast, and automakers are investing billions of dollars in new technology and factories. We want to know how jobs are changing.

5 of the best free online AI and ChatGPT courses this week
Mashable / 1h
FREE COURSES: You can find a wide range of AI and ChatGPT courses for free on Udemy. Learn to make money, kickstart a new career, or simply better understand this technology. Recent advancements in AI are somewhat terrifying, but spiralling into an existential crisis won't help you conquer this fear. Instead, you should set out to learn more about this technology. You could even figure out how to

'The Last of Us' episode 5 trailer teases a hideous new monster
Mashable / 1h
The Last of Us introduced a new apparent villain in episode 4 in the form of Kathleen (Melanie Lynskey), a revolutionary leader based in Missouri's Kansas City (i.e. the place where Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) are currently trapped). Kathleen will return in episode 5, and according to the teaser above, it looks like the stakes are quickly ramping up, with the very real human thre

Delta Reserve Credit Card Review: Amazing Perks
25One Mile at a Time / 2h
Link: Apply now for the Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card American Express and Delta have had a close relationship for many years. As part of that, they issue seven co-branded Delta Amex cards , including the Blue , Gold , Platinum , and Reserve cards (except for the Blue product, all the others have both a personal and business version). At the moment we’re seeing some limited time we

At This School, Computer Science Class Now Includes Critiquing Chatbots
33NYT > Technology / 2h
Move over, coding. Some schools are asking student programmers to think critically about rapid advances in artificial intelligence.

Britishvolt: UK battery start-up set to be bought by Australian firm
100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
Recharge Industries is named preferred bidder for collapsed battery firm Britishvolt.

Post Series-B, anti-fraud platform SEON acquires AML startup Complytron for a rumoured €2.5M
30TechCrunch / 4h
Budapest-based SEON , — an anti-fraud platform which looks at a customer’s ‘digital footprint’ to weed out false accounts and thus prevent fraudulent transactions — has acquired compliance and AML specialist firm, Complytron , also based out of Budapest. Terms of the deal were not officially released, but Techcrunch sources said the deal was in the region of €2.5M, although SEON declined to comme

Ovni Capital is a new French VC firm backing startups with global ambitions
49TechCrunch / 4h
If you’re a French entrepreneur, there’s a new venture capital firm in town. Ovni Capital is announcing a first closing of €50 million ($54 million at today’s exchange rate) for its early-stage fund. The firm’s two general partners Arnaud Laurent and Augustin Sayer have already invested in several companies in their previous jobs. Laurent has worked with Didier Soucheyre to create XLR Capital and

Today's Wordle Answer #597 – February 6, 2023 Solution And Hints
SlashGear / 4h
Today's Wordle is numeric in nature. Just be careful it doesn't take as many tries to solve the puzzle.

Beyoncé now holds the record for most Grammy wins at 32 awards
Mashable / 5h
Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammys Awards ever won, surpassing conductor Georg Solti with her 32nd win. This officially makes Queen Bey the most decorated artist in the Grammy Awards' 64-year history. The historic award was the 2023 Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album, given to Beyoncé for her album Renaissance . The singer had been up against Bonobo's Fragments , Diplo by Dipl

'Quordle' today: Here are the answers and hints for February 5
Mashable / 5h
If Quordle is a little too challenging today, you've come to the right place for hints. There aren't just hints here, but the whole Quordle solution. Scroll to the bottom of this page, and there it is. But are you sure you need all four answers? Maybe you just need a strategy guide. Either way, scroll down, and you'll get what you need. What is Quordle ? Quordle is a five-letter word guessing gam

A lifetime subscription to this stellar gardening app is on sale for 75% off
Mashable / 5h
TL;DR : A lifetime subscription to a NatureID Plant Identification Premium Plan is on sale for £12.17, saving you 75% on list price. It might be a little chilly outside, but indoor gardening can happen all year-round. If you want to add some life and a fun new hobby to your space in the new year, then try indoor gardening. It might sound like a lot to consider, but NatureID Plant Identification c

Wordle today: Here's the answer, hints for February 6
Mashable / 5h
New week, new day, new Wordle ! If you're ever feeling stuck, we're here to help, every day. The bottom of this article features February 6's Wordle solution. If that's not why you're here, scroll down and see what's on offer here, from clues, to strategies. You'll find what you need. Where did Wordle come from? Originally created by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner, Wordle rapidly

The solo GP behind iSeed SEA launches his second fund for Southeast Asia
61TechCrunch / 6h
If you follow Southeast Asia funding, you’re probably familiar with iSeed SEA. Some of the startups the fund has invested in since it launched in 2020 include Dat Bike , Skuad and Upmesh . What you might not know, however, is that iSeed SEA is a solo GP fund. Now that solo GP, AngelList alum Wing Vasiksiri, is back with a new fund, called WV Fund II. The second fund brings Wing Vasiksiri’s total

'The Last of Us' episode 4 perfectly recreates the game's funniest scene
Mashable / 7h
The Last of Us has scared us half to death with Clickers and made us sob like babies with Bill and Frank — after all that emotional damage, I think it's safe to say we deserve a bit of a laugh, don't we? Luckily for us, the show's fourth episode, titled "Please Hold My Hand," delivers several laugh-out-loud moments. Many come courtesy of Ellie's ( Bella Ramsey ) joke book, No Pun Intended: Volume

'The Last of Us' episode 4: Who is Kathleen?
Mashable / 7h
Yellowjackets royalty Melanie Lynskey has made her grand entrance in The Last of Us , and she's already killing it — literally. She straight-up murders a doctor this episode, so if you weren't scared of her character before, you definitely should be now. Lynskey plays Kathleen, the leader of a revolutionary group in Kansas City, Missouri. She spends much of episode 4, titled "Please Hold My Hand,

The Last of Us Gets Back on the Road and Introduces More Petrifying People
Gizmodo / 7h
As we’re here to talk about the fourth episode of HBO’s The Last Of Us , I think it’s okay to start the recap with a bit of a fourth wall break. Sunday’s episode, “Please Hold To My Hand,” is great. There’s lots of character-building , new conflicts, solid action, and more. However, I feel the need to disclose… Read more...

12 Bizarre Phones From The 2000s You May Not Remember
SlashGear / 8h
The evolution of the cell phone has seen a lot of interesting iterations over the years. These are 12 bizarre phones from the 2000s you may not remember.

Viola Davis achieves EGOT status with Grammy win
30Mashable / 8h
Viola Davis has taken home the 2023 Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording, making her the latest artist to achieve EGOT status. That is, someone who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. The only female nominee in her category, Davis beat out Jamie Foxx, Mel Brooks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Questlove to win the Grammy for her memoir Finding Me . It was

Digital cameras back in fashion after online revival
100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Analysts say the huge interest on eBay, Etsy and TikTok is driven by young people wanting old technology.

Games That Are Supposed To Release In 2023 But Probably Won't
SlashGear / 9h
Video games take a long time to build, and release dates don't always stick. These are the games that are supposed to release in 2023, but probably won't.

10 Cool Project Cars That You Can Buy For Less Than $10,000
SlashGear / 9h
If you're up for a project, whether that's restoration or modification, here's where to start. Here are 10 cool project cars you can buy for less than $10,000.

Elon Musk Says First SpaceX Starship Launch Could Happen Next Month
SlashGear / 9h
SpaceX's giant Starship spacecraft may be only weeks away from its first test launch, marking a major milestone for Elon Musk's private space company.

The Best Desks of 2023
Futurism / 10h
While a TV tray or dining room table may be great in a pinch, neither is a long-term solution for a desk. Only a desk will do if you want to create an ergonomic space where everything you need is at arm’s reach in your home office. If you have minimal space and need something you can fold up and move around, there’s a desk for that. If you want an option that alternates between sitting and standi

'Investing in the artist makes me feel more involved in the song'
71BBC News - Technology / 10h
Swedish company Corite allow fans to invest in the music of their favourite artists.

Farewell radiators? Testing out electric infrared wallpaper
1KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Pilots are being run around the UK to see if electric wallpaper could be an efficient way to heat homes.

Elon Musk found not guilty of fraud over Tesla tweet
4KBBC News - Technology / 10h
The Tesla boss is cleared of fraud charges over a tweet about taking the carmaker back into private ownership.

This Is Why So Many People Hate Microsoft Edge
SlashGear / 10h
Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and has some great features like vertical tabs. Why do so many consumers still hate the relatively new browser?

Electric truck maker Rivian is reportedly developing an e-bike
21Engadget / 11h
Electric vehicle startup Rivian is reportedly working on an e-bike. According to Bloomberg , CEO RJ Scaringe told Rivian employees of the project during a company-wide meeting the automaker held on Friday. He said the startup had a “small group” of engineers working on a bike. Bloomberg couldn’t confirm if Scaringe was referring to an electric motorcycle or bicycle, but the outlet notes Rivian ha

Excel Shortcuts You Should Know On Mac
SlashGear / 12h
Microsoft Excel is an everyday piece of software for many of us, and finding things in it can be a pain. Learn some macOS keyboard shortcuts to make it easier.