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A speeding object collided with Jupiter and blew up, cool space footage shows

1KMashable / 20h
Flash! An asteroid or icy object collided with the gas giant Jupiter on Sept. 13, where it eventually blew up in the planet's thick clouds. A Brazilian space photographer, José Luis Pereira, captured the rarely-seen solar system event , which is shown in the intriguing footage below. The object was around dozens of meters across (possibly some 120 to 160 feet wide, maybe more, maybe less). Travel

Scientists Create Holograms That You Can Touch

4KFuturism / 14h
Aerohaptic Holograms Researchers have developed a hologram that allows you to reach out and “feel” it — not unlike the holodecks of “Star Trek.” University of Glasgow scientists have created hologram system that uses jets of air known as “aerohaptics” to replicate the sensation of touch, according to Ravinder Daahiya , a researcher who worked on the project. He said that the air jets can allow yo

Is the GoPro Hero 10 Black a relic in the age of the iPhone 13's cinematic video?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7min
The GoPro Hero 10 Black landed just days after Apple announced a new 'Cinematic mode' for the iPhone 13. Is it already dated, or will it remain indestructible?

I'm traveling half the length of the US thanks to a smartwatch and coffee trips

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
I never used to track my walk to the shops – but a new smartwatch does it for me.

Everything you need to know about CyberGhost VPN

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Mashable / 3h
We hesitated when we saw how cute the CyberGhost VPN’s (virtual private network) mascot was — it sometimes feels like companies who put so much time into adorableness are trying to distract you from the truth. But we ended up being pleasantly surprised, even though we fumbled using the service at first. CyberGhost VPN's complex design meant this was one of the least intuitive VPNs we've navigated

This beginner-friendly VPN is on sale for under £2.50 a month

Mashable / 3h
SAVE 67%: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for £2.41 per month as of Sept. 19, saving you 67% on list price. We know that the world of cybersecurity can be intimidating, as there is a lot of heavy information that takes some time to decode. If you're looking to take your first steps, a beginner-friendly VPN is a good place to start. TunnelBear is a lightweight and easy to use se

Unlock American Netflix for under £2 a month with CyberGhost VPN

Mashable / 3h
SAVE 85%: A two-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.63 per month as of Sept. 19, and includes an extra two months for free. Sure, VPNs are great tools for improving your online security and data protection, but there's another reason these services are so popular. A lot of subscribers use VPNs to unlock streaming sites from around the world. There are plenty of VPNs that can rel

This advanced Mac system monitor is on sale for 58% off

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The iStat Menus 6 System Monitor is on sale for £3.61 as of Sept. 19, saving you 58% on list price. Anyone who spends all day working on a computer knows there's always a way to make things run more efficiently. But without the proper tools, it can feel impossible to stay organised and productive. With the iStat Menus 6 System Monitor , you can finally learn to make your Mac system work fo

This stacked web development bundle is on sale for under £20

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The 25-Course Web Development Mega Bundle is on sale for £18.09 as of Sept. 19, saving you 98% on list price. Skilled tech talent, especially in web development, is hard to come by these days, which means there’s an ever-increasing demand for people who can walk the walk and talk the talk. And there’s no sign demand will wane, as the expansion of e-commerce and reliance on mobile continues

Access the internet privately with a subscription to Private Internet Access

Mashable / 4h
SAVE 72%: A two-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £2.19 per month as of Sept. 19, and includes an extra two months for free. There is a long list of VPNs out there, which is a blessing and a curse. It's great to have a lot of choice, but it makes the process of selecting the best service for you pretty tricky. We know it's tough, so we're trying to steer you in the right

Apple may be planning a much more powerful Mac Pro: Here’s what we know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A totally Intel-free future is in Apple's sights - and that includes the Mac Pro

SpaceX's Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

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500+Wired / 8h
The first all-civilian, all-private spaceflight splashed down off the coast of Florida.

Tesla scraps its referral programs for everything but solar roof

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Mashable / 9h
Earning 1,000 miles of free Supercharging is no longer possible, according to the Tesla website. For several years, when someone bought a Tesla electric vehicle through a referral, both the referred customer and referrer were rewarded with 1,000 miles worth of free fast charging on the Tesla Supercharger network. Solar panel referrals could bring in as much as $500 cash. One Supercharger session

It's your first look at the Paramount+ reboot, 'Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin'

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54Mashable / 10h
A found footage classic is about to be reborn on Paramount+. Here's a brief first look at Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin , the exclusive-to-Paramount+ series reboot that's coming on Oct. 29. We don't know much about this one, though original director and producer, Oren Peli and Jason Blum, respectively, are involved as producers. This 30-second assemblage of footage is light on spoilers but hea

Watch SpaceX's all-civilian spaceflight return to Earth starting at 6PM ET

300+Engadget / 10h
SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 spaceflight is coming to an end, and the company wants to be sure you see those last moments. The firm is livestreaming its Crew Dragon capsule's return to Earth starting at 6PM Eastern, with an expected splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida at 7:06PM. You can watch the stream below. The mission saw Shift4 chief Jared Isaacman and three other civilian cr

Laika Heads to Wildwood for Its Next Stop-Motion Movie

47Gizmodo / 10h
Laika , the maker of fine stop-motion animated movies such as Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings , has announced its newest project: an adaptation of Wildwood , the 2011 YA novel by Colin Meloy, singer/songwriter of the indie rock band the Decemberists, and illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis. The film will be… Read more...

Tesla to Reverse Massive Price Hikes for Some Solar Roof Customers, Court Document Shows

Gizmodo / 10h
Tesla solar roof customers who were blindsided by the company’s massive (and legally questionable ) price hikes in April may be able to get their original rates restored, according to a court document published this week. Read more...

The 5 best destinations you can visit on a Royal Caribbean cruise

24The Points Guy / 10h
Thinking about a Royal Caribbean cruise? You have a lot of options. The world’s biggest cruise line by passenger capacity operates voyages in almost every corner of the world, from the Caribbean to the waters around Australia and New Zealand . Aiding Royal Caribbean’s reach is its fleet of 25 oceangoing ships — more than any other major cruise line. With such a large fleet, Royal Caribbean can de

How to download shows from Hulu

Mashable / 10h
A downloaded movie or show is the perfect way to stay entertained if you find yourself offline. Whether you're going camping or on a flight where you may not have any entertainment, you can download a movie or a couple episodes of your favorite shows on Hulu. Unfortunately to download a show on Hulu you need to be subscribed to Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV. There is a 30 day free tria

humanjeff : catsonstamps-blog : Pallas’s cat (Manul) Tajikistan, 1996 these are the best stamps in this whole god damne...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
humanjeff : catsonstamps-blog : Pallas’s cat (Manul) Tajikistan, 1996 these are the best stamps in this whole god damned world

Telegram blocks Russian opposition leader's chat bots during vote

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29Engadget / 11h
The Russian government still has a strong influence on Telegram despite lifting a ban last year. RadioFreeEurope reports Telegram has temporarily blocked all of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Telegram chat bots during voting in the country's parliamentary election this weekend. Company founder Pavel Durov said Telegram would obey an election law barring campaigning during elections, c

I’ve sailed on 7 cruises in North America and Europe in the last few months; here are 8 things I’ve learned

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23The Points Guy / 11h
Cruise ships may finally be operating again in much of the world. But not everything about cruising is back to normal. As I’ve experienced first-hand over the past few months on some of the first sailings to resume in North America and several voyages in Europe , the cruise experience has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways big and small — for both better and worse. Taking a cruise righ

Act Fast: Free Unlimited $99 Alaska Airlines Companion Tickets, Without Paying $99

View from the Wing / 11h
Alaska Airlines is known for its $99 companion tickets. This is one of the best benefits of its co-brand credit card. But they've also used companion ticket offers to spur sales. Continue reading ...

Elon Musk taunts Tesla fans with yet another Full Self-Driving button promise

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39Mashable / 11h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a master at leading on his loyal electric vehicle followers — especially when it comes to access to the car's coveted Full-Self Driving mode beta . Back in March , Musk estimated it'd be less than two weeks until all Tesla cars with the Full Self-Driving package would have an onscreen button to "download beta." Fast forward to September and Musk is once again promising the

Cybercrime is moving from the dark web to Telegram more and more, study finds

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66Mashable / 11h
It's been touted as a WhatsApp alternative. The company that operates it has faced sharp criticism for not doing enough to curtail revenge porn or counterfeit vaccination cards . Now, a new study has found that Telegram is, surprise surprise, an appealing home for cybercriminals. The revelation comes from a study conducted by Cyberint for a Financial Times story. The cybersecurity firm found that

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Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
huariqueje : Billy at the Sink - Rubicon1 , 2021. American, b. 1978- Oil on canvas, 26 x 20 in. 66 x 50.8 cm.

User’s Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch / 12h
TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here’s your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there’ll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday. Make sure to log in to Hopin by noon on Monday to catch it all, including a special series of speed networking sessions, where one attendee from each session wil

Harley-Davidson will sell its retro-inspired e-bike by the end of 2021

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Engadget / 12h
Don't worry if you were disappointed that Harley-Davidson's first e-bikes didn't include that eye-catching vintage model . As Electrek notes , Harley's Serial 1 brand now plans to sell a highly similar retro bike, the MOSH/TRIBUTE, in "late Q4" (read: December). Pre-order it for $5,999 and you'll get the MOSH/CTY's underpinnings with looks that would seem right at home in the 1950s, including fat

Tesla kills referral programs for cars and solar panels

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Engadget / 12h
If you were hoping to score a few thousand Supercharging miles from Tesla referrals, we're afraid you may already be too late. In a notice on its website spotted by Electrek , Tesla said that "vehicle products and solar panels are no longer eligible for Referral awards" as of September 18th. The company's only active program at the moment is for the Solar Roof, which awards referrers with monetar

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Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
yama-bato : Tibetan Tiger Rug

Amazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown

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Engadget / 12h
Have you noticed some well-known tech accessory makers disappearing from Amazon? Those aren't just rare incidents — they're part of a larger campaign. In a response to The Verge , Amazon has confirmed a South China Morning Post report that the internet giant has banned over 600 Chinese brands (spread across 3,000 seller accounts) over review fraud incidents. These firms intentionally and repeated

Kamikaze satellites and shuttles adrift: Why cyberattacks are a major threat to humanity's ambitions in space

23TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
As space becomes increasingly commercialized, cybercriminals will begin to take note, experts warn.

iPhone 14 models may not all have a 120Hz display upgrade

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23TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
There's only a year to go until the iPhone 14 breaks cover – and the Pro models are likely to keep some e