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PS5 Will Only Be Backward Compatible With PS4 Games, According To Ubisoft

Sony PlayStation PS5
4KGizmodo / 56min
A new support page about the transition to next-gen consoles over on Ubisoft’s website appears to confirm that PS3, PS2, and PS1 games will not be backward compatible on PS5. Read more...

American Airlines Expects All Furloughed Workers Back Next Year, To Fly More Before Passengers Return

1KView from the Wing / 5h
Speaking to a group of pilots at the end of last week, a recording of which was reviewed by View From The Wing , American Airlines CEO Doug Parker laid out plans not to cut flights further during the winter this year and to grow the schedule for next year even in advance of passenger demand. With all of the employees that have taken early retirement, that should mean recalling everyone that's bei

One of the largest internet outages ever recorded occurred this weekend

CenturyLink Sunday
500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
US ISP CenturyLink suffered a major technical outage that brought down many popular sites and services.

This company is rethinking solar tech — Future Blink

Mashable / 7min
BlueWave Solar is developing a new technology meant to create a cleaner environment for solar panels. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Solar Energy , Environmental , and Future Blink

The FAA Cleared Amazon's Drone Fleet, So We're a Step Closer to Commerce Hell

Amazon FAA Prime Air
Gizmodo / 12min
The Federal Aviation Administration has given the go-ahead for Amazon’s fleet of Prime Air drones. Yes, that means Amazon can now begin trialing air deliveries. With drones. Commence weeping, for the commerce dystopia is one step closer to coming true. Read more...

Keto diet targets gut fungi that may play a big role in dementia

SlashGear / 18min
The ketogenic diet — more commonly called ‘keto’ — is popular due to its impact on blood sugar levels and insulin resistance, but that’s not the extent of its various benefits. According to a new study, this type of diet may also cause a change in gut fungi implicated in Alzheimer’s disease…doing so in a good way, potentially reducing one’s … Continue reading

Dorian raises $3.1M for its no-code, interactive storytelling platform

100+TechCrunch / 21min
With Dorian , co-founder and CEO Julia Palatovska said she’s hoping to empower fiction writers and other storytellers to create their own games. The startup is announcing that it has raised $3.15 million in seed funding led by March Capital Partners, with participation from VGames, Konvoy Ventures, London Venture Partners, Michael Chow (co-creator of the Twitch series “Artificial”), Andover Ventu

What pandemic? Inside Boston’s scorching VC summer

64TechCrunch / 21min
Filled with innovation labs, co-working spaces and students, Boston has a ton of entrepreneurial characteristics baked into its DNA. However, when the coronavirus swept through the country, the area’s startup scene was stress-tested as badly as other entrepreneurial hubs. Could Boston’s startups still thrive without the city’s robust in-person ecosystems? Last month, we answered this question bro

Ninja and MrBeast are getting 'Fall Guys' skins after $1 million charity contest

31Engadget / 21min
A team that includes Tyler “ Ninja ” Blevins has won the charity competition to have their likeness included in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout , the adorable but deceptively brutal battle royale everyone on Twitch has been playing. At nearly the last minute of the two-week-long competition, the popular Fortnite streamer said he would team up with G2 Esports, Aim Lab and YouTuber MrBeast to donate $

An Inside Look at the Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

57Gizmodo / 24min
Star Trek ’s first foray to the box office is a strange beast —a gorgeous, haunting exploration of the franchise’s love of the cosmos wrapped up in an overwrought, over-long plot. So it’s perhaps a good thing that a new making-of book puts the spotlight on what works about Star Trek: The Motion Picture : the art behind … Read more...

Charge All Your Devices With Two Aukey USB-C Power Banks [Exclusive]

28Gizmodo / 24min
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Refinance Your Mortgage Now to Avoid a New Fee

28Lifehacker / 26min
Over the past few months, we’ve written about mortgage refinancing several times—and for good reason: New Freddie Mac data shows 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have dipped below 3% again. These rock-bottom mortgage rates have inspired crowds of folks to consider scoring a cheaper rate on their existing mortgage. Read more...

Charge All Your Devices With Two Aukey USB-C Power Banks [Exclusive]

24Lifehacker / 26min
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This is the cheapest 8-core 64GB workstation right now

25TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 29min
This new EGlobal UCFF workstation is certainly cheap, but there's a catch.

As PS5 and Xbox Series X lean into high resolution, PC gaming remains all about choice

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 29min
For PC gaming week 2020, we take a look at what the next generation of PC gaming is going to look like.

LG unveils new battery-powered face mask that doubles as an air purifier

LG PuriCare CineBeam
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 29min
LG announces a new wearable air purifier that improves on the typical face mask with battery-powered fans and HEPA filters.

EA Play launches on Steam: How to sign up

SlashGear / 36min
As promised, Electronic Arts has brought EA Play to Steam. EA Play – which was known as Origin Access on PC and EA Access on consoles up until last week – is a subscription service that gives players a number of perks. On PC, this is the first time that it’s been available outside of Origin, so this is a … Continue reading

Google Kids Space secures tablets for young users

SlashGear / 36min
Navigating tablets for kids is a confusing enterprise at the moment. Hardware companies wanted parents to believe that their kids would use a “child tablet” with bumpers and a low-resolution display – they’ve been selling this goofy idea for years. But kids know the difference between a piece of “baby” tech and your thousand-dollar piece of highest-end smart device. That’s … Continue reading

No, COVID Deaths Aren't 'Only 6%' of What's Documented

200+Lifehacker / 40min
There’s a stunningly wrong statistic being passed around, saying that the CDC “admitted” that only 6% of documented COVID-19 deaths were actually from the virus. This is wrong, and is the kind of thing that you can only conclude if you don’t know how death certificates work. The deaths were all from COVID, and about… Read more...

Hidden Code on the Disney+ Site Suggests a Watch Party Feature Is Coming

Gizmodo / 42min
Plenty of apps currently allow you to sync up with a buddy and stream a movie or series simultaneously, creating a kind of cinema-at-home experience until it’s safe for us to return to theaters. As of yet, Disney has yet to introduce an official, in-app watch party tool for its service Disney+, but it may be exploring… Read more...

Apple will now allow developers stuck in App Store jail to push bug fixes to their apps

Apple App Store Developers
100+TechCrunch / 43min
Apple’s App Store policies have gotten quite a bit more attention in the past few months, and while it seems likely that Apple’s team will fight tooth and nail to avoid dismantling any of the core pillars of their Store economy, the company did announce a small policy change today that will hopefully keep users from getting caught in any crossfire. In a short announcement today posted to their si

In a post-NDA world, does transparency help founders identify conflicts of interest?

100+TechCrunch / 43min
Once upon a time, fintech founders could pitch 10 investors before closing a round in a relatively hushed way. Entrepreneurs could even ask VCs to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to keep their information confidential. Today, everyone is a fintech investor and no one signs NDAs. This changed dynamic puts founders in a difficult position. Nabeel Alamgir , CEO and founder of Lunchbox , struggl

My first few months with the first PC I built for myself

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 43min
I built my first PC (with video chat coaching) a few months ago, and it's changed my understanding of gaming – and finally let me play with friends.

American Airlines CEO Still Thinks Buying Back Stock Was A Good Idea

View from the Wing / 54min
After taking over at American Airlines, management spent $12.4 billion buying back stock over a six year period at an average price of $39.76 per share. Now they're facing over $40 billion in debt and looking for a second government bailout this year. At an internal Crew News session at the end of last week, a pilot asked the airline's CEO Doug Parker if the airline is able to claw its way back,

How to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn't suck

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
If you want to try PC gaming but don't want to sell a kidney, we can help you build a cheap gaming PC that doesn't suck.

Finds Nature's Solutions to Your Problems With This Website

59Lifehacker / 1h
Nature knows best when it comes to, well, most things. If you’re looking for an answer to how to stay cool in the heat, protect yourself from pathogens or form long-term friendships, other living organisms have probably already found a solution—and is compiling them for you. Read more...

Call of Duty League is moving to four-player teams next season

Black Ops Cold War
76Engadget / 1h
The 2020 Call of Duty League (CDL) season wrapped up over the weekend, with Dallas Empire claiming the title and $1.5 million in prize money. But one member of that championship squad could miss out next year. The league is moving from five-player teams to the classic Call of Duty four vs four format. πš‚πšŽπšŠπšœπš˜πš— 𝟸 π™Έπš—πšπšŽπš• — Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) August

Sip on Your Savings With 30% off MiiR Portable Drinkware, and Take Your Alcoholic Bevvies To-Go

64Gizmodo / 1h
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The best TechRadar reads you may have missed

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Catch up on the most interesting stories we ran last week, including the biggest news, best features and our top reviews.

Marriott’s newest Disney World hotel on track to open in 2021 with a new name

The Points Guy / 1h
If you want to use hotel points to stay on Disney World property, you likely already know about Disney’s Swan and Dolphin hotels. While they’re on Disney’s grounds and within walking distance to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios , they’re actually Westin and Sheraton properties where you can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points . Since similarly outfitted Disney hotels can cost $300 – $500+

GREAT Time To Apply For Chase Freedom Unlimited

61One Mile at a Time / 1h
The no annual fee Chase Freedom Unlimited® is one of the all around best cards for everyday spending . A few weeks back the card introduced an exciting new welcome bonus, and today some further positive changes were also announced to the card . When you combine those two factors, there has never been a better time to pick up this card, in my opinion. That’s especially true when you consider that

LEGO Education Spike Prime: Resources and a glorious new brick [UPDATE]

21SlashGear / 1h
There’s a new brick (actually several new parts, but one key brick) in the new LEGO Eductation SPIKE Prime set. The LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set was released today as the 2020/2021 school season begins, ready to roll for STEAM, coding, and all sorts of LEGO robot adventures. And there’ll be new LEGO elements! The brick I’m most excited about … Continue reading

On the matter of who was really behind @VCBrags

100+TechCrunch / 1h
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LEGO's New 'Harry Potter' Diagon Alley is (Nearly) Here

LEGO Potter Diagon Alley
28How-To Geek / 1h
LEGO announced today that its impressive (and colorful) Harry Potter Diagon Alley set will be released September 1 and retail for $399.99. It includes popular shops, like Ollivander’s Wand Shop, 14 Minifigures, and is comprised of a whopping 5,544 pieces, so it’s perfect for fans of Harry Potter and of larger LEGO projects. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Motorola's One 5G Is a Mid-Range Smartphone With Fast Speeds and a Macro Camera

Motorola One Verizon
How-To Geek / 1h
Motorola is back with another phone, and this time it isn’t a foldable or a flagship. No, the One 5G will land in at under $500, but for your money, you’ll get 5G service, a Macro camera with a dedicated light ring, and a fingerprint reader. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

8BitDo's New Fight Stick Allows Users to Upgrade Their Own Joystick and Buttons

20How-To Geek / 1h
I’ve never been that interested in 2D fighting games, or the elaborate arcade-style fighting sticks that go along with them. But as someone who builds and customizes his own keyboards, I appreciate the hell out of 8BitDo’s latest Arcade Stick, which is coming out October 20th. You can pre-order it now for $90. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Who’s next? Will American and Delta follow United in eliminating change fees?

The Points Guy / 1h
The pandemic is going to have lasting effects on the airline industry. Though we’re mere months into the “new normal,” United shocked the aviation world with flyer-friendly news on Sunday. The Chicago-based carrier is permanently removing change fees from most domestic flights. It’s hard to imagine a world where United, one of the largest legacy carriers in the U.S., breaks from the long-standing

Finally Some Good News: September Is Overflowing With New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

100+Gizmodo / 1h
Movies are slowly trickling back into theaters, but a far safer option is to pick up one of September’s new books instead. And it’s a ridiculously bountiful month, with witches, warriors, time travelers , ghosts, robots, aliens, monsters, and space pirates to fire up your imagination without needing to leave the house. Read more...

See a Meteor Shower and Other Night Sky Events This Week

Mars Week Netflix Swank
200+Lifehacker / 1h
Those living in the northern hemisphere have a pretty exciting astronomical week coming up. Between the full moon, a meteor shower and the opportunity to get a glimpse at Mars, there is plenty to see in the night sky over the next several days. If school has already started—especially if it is taking place at… Read more...

There’s a growing movement where startup founders look to exit to community

200+TechCrunch / 2h
Traditional roadmaps for startups center around this idea of the exit. Oftentimes, the ideal exit in the minds of startups and venture capitalists goes one of two ways: IPO or acquisition by another company. But there are other ways for startups to exit that could potentially bring more value to a larger variety of stakeholders. Exit to Community (E2C), a collaborative working project led by the

Police Brutality Videos Are Giving Teens PTSD Symptoms

400+Futurism / 2h
It’s difficult to go online these days without seeing yet another video of police attacking protestors or killing civilians. These videos are an essential aspect of holding the powerful accountable, but The Verge reports that they’re also having a disastrous effect on young people’s mental health. According to research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, Black and Latinx teens who were

It sounds like more PlayStation exclusives are coming to PC

Sony PlayStation PS5
SlashGear / 2h
This year alone, we’ve seen a couple of PlayStation exclusives make their way to PC. First was Death Stranding, which Sony didn’t have a hand in as the game was created by Kojima Productions and ported to PC with 505 Games acting as publisher. Then we had Horizon Zero Dawn, which was definitely more of a surprise since that one … Continue reading

You Should Waffle Two Pieces of Pizza Together

200+Lifehacker / 2h
I rarely reheat leftover pizza, simply because I love cold pizza so much. But this morning I woke up vaguely hungover, and that pair of cold, two-day-old Domino’s slices just didn’t seem that appealing. They were dry and kind of hard (I had not wrapped them up that well), and it was clear they needed a little heat… Read more...

Apple’s App War Needs Peace

iPhone 12 Apple Mac
100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Changes to Apple’s app store could make developers’ lives — and our smartphones — better.

Sitrep: F-35 upgrades aim for more compute power (and maybe new software)

62Ars Technica / 2h
(video link) The F-35 Lightning II fighter has generated a lot of hype and a lot of hate over the past decade. But the next three years will see major changes to the aircraft that will, with any luck, at least mute some of the hate—or otherwise, just add billions more to the cost of the aircraft. The Tech Refresh 3 program for the F-35 includes an upgrade of the aircraft's core processor and memo

RealPage acquires real estate IoT startup Stratis

100+TechCrunch / 2h
RealPage , a publicly traded full-service property management technology firm with over 12,200 clients worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Stratis IoT , a startup that provides IoT services to the real estate industry, with a focus on access and energy management tools. “RealPage aims to become a leading provider in the burgeoning rental property automation market, and thereby create

OfferUp and letgo combine marketplaces, post-acquisition

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Earlier this year, online marketplace OfferUp raised $120 million and acquired a top competitor, letgo , as a part of the fundraise led by letgo’s majority investor, OLX Group. As a part of the deal, OfferUp said it planned to eventually combine the businesses’ respective marketplaces into one but didn’t get into specifics of how that merger would take place. Today, OfferUp says it has now combin

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands may require an SSD to play

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Blizzard updated the system requirements page for their latest World of Warcraft expansion, Shadowlands, stating that an SSD will be required to play

How far can you drive an electric car at 70mph before it stops?

70Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The personal car has been sold to society as an engineered expression of freedom, as told through stories as varied as the dust bowl migration of The Grapes of Wrath to the irresponsible road racers of The Cannonball Run . And decades of dependence on fast-flowing liquid hydrocarbons for fuel have left little tolerance for spending many minutes more plugged in and s

Apple's App Store appeals process is now open for developers

Apple App Store Developers
86Engadget / 2h
As promised back at WWDC , Apple is now allowing developers to challenge App Store rules. Apps that are already on the App Store will no longer need to resolve guideline violations before Apple approves bug fixes -- unless those violations are related to legal issues. And Apple will allow developers to suggest changes to its guidelines. Apple announced that these changes are live and explained th

There's still time to preorder 'Marvel's Avengers' (and get these exclusive bonuses)

40Mashable / 2h
Read more... More about Marvel , Avengers , Video Games , Mashable Shopping , and Entertainment

Rumor Claims We Could See a 12-Inch MacBook With Apple Silicon This Year, iMac in Late 2021

Apple MacBook Year
62Gizmodo / 2h
We know Apple’s going to launch products powered by its custom silicon soon. How soon and which products, however, are currently up for debate. However, a report from the China Times hints that the first Apple Silicon computer might arrive later this year—and it’d be an extremely lightweight 12-inch MacBook that… Read more...

Nvidia RTX 3090 is allegedly twice as powerful as the RTX 2080 Ti, according to leaked Nvidia slides

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Performance benchmarks leak just hours ahead of Nvidia's September 1 Ampere launch event

How to Help Those Impacted by the Northern California Wildfires

42Lifehacker / 2h
Coming as a surprise to no one, 2020 has also brought with it a particularly intense wildfire season . So even if you’re not living somewhere that could be impacted by an “extremely active” hurricane season, you’re not in the clear in terms of natural disasters occurring during a global pandemic . At the moment, there… Read more...

Sip on Your Savings With 30% off MiiR Portable Drinkware, and Take Your Alcoholic Bevvies To-Go

64Lifehacker / 2h
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Top Republican deletes tweet with doctored Biden video footage

Biden Twitter Republican
84Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Joe Biden in Delaware in August 2020. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Steve Scalise, a leading Republican in the House of Representatives, has deleted a tweeted video that contained an edited exchange between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and activist Ady Barkan. The altered video appeared to show Biden clearly endorsing reduced funding for police, while the genuine

Capchase raises $4.6M to deliver fast cash to SaaS companies

200+TechCrunch / 2h
As a business model, SaaS has expanded to epic size. A number of major SaaS companies filed to go public last week , and there are now thousands of SaaS startups growing all around the world. That scale makes it easier for banks and financial institutions to offer tailored solutions to this market around everything from equity to debt. We’ve talked a bit about SaaS securitization the last few wee

Magic The Gathering MTG Zendikar Rising card previews start here

SlashGear / 2h
This week the folks at Wizards of the Coast have unveiled their full collection of reveal locations for previews of Zendikar Rising! In addition to live streams, users will be able to drop in on the Card Image Gallery and “Variant Card Image Gallery” if they do so dare. This set is ready to roll with previews of cards and … Continue reading

Amazon Gets Permission to Start Making Drone Deliveries

1KFuturism / 3h
Carrier Status Amazon Prime Air, the retail giant’s drone delivery project, was just designated an “air carrier” by the Federal Aviation Administration today, as Bloomberg reports — meaning it can start trialing drone package deliveries. “[curly] This certification is an important step forward for Prime Air and indicates the FAA’s confidence in Amazon’s operating and safety procedures for an auto

Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than 4 Pounds

Lenovo Yoga 9I Slim
40Gizmodo / 3h
Lenovo is shrinking the chassis of the Legion 7i from 0.79 in. to 0.7 in., and the weight from 4.6 lbs to 3.9 lbs., making the up-coming Legion Slim 7i the lightest and slimmest gaming laptop it’s ever made. The company is attempting to tackle the holy-grail of laptop design: a laptop that is light, thin, and… Read more...

Amid the covid-19 pandemic, shifting business priorities

80MIT Technology Review / 3h
Remember all those articles you read in January with headlines like “2020 trends to watch in your industry?” You tossed those predictions out long ago. But while everyone knows that the coronavirus pandemic changed everything, none of us is sure how. This content was produced by Insights, the custom content arm of MIT Technology Review. It was not written by MIT Technology Review’s editorial staf

Hah: University Creates Airline-Style Safety Video

39One Mile at a Time / 3h
This is kinda cool… As many schools restart in-person classes, there are updated health and safety protocols. Well, Yeshiva University seemingly decided to have a bit of fun with this. The school has created a video highlighting what’s being called the “Covid Code of Conduct.” The video sure seems a lot to me like an airline safety video, and I dig it. Check out the full video here: This is super

Google starts displaying licensing details for image results

Google Images Licensing
100+Engadget / 3h
Google is making it a lot easier to find images you can legally use for your projects. The tech giant will now mark image results with a badge that says “Licensable” if their publishers or creators have provided their licensing information. You’ll get a link to those licensing details — say, if they’re under Creative Commons and can be used for free with attribution or if they have a commercial l

Boeing 737 MAX Likely Ungrounded In October, Flying Passengers In December

39View from the Wing / 3h
At the end of last week American Airlines told its pilots that based on conversations with the FAA and Administrator Stephen Dickson that they "see the finish line, it's making good progress" bringing the Boeing 737 MAX into service. Their "targeted timeframe... [is] end of October-ish for the ungrounding to occur" for the aircraft. American intends to fly passengers in commercial service with th

Where to Stream Chadwick Boseman's Top Movies Online

Black Panther Boseman
94Lifehacker / 3h
The world lost a great actor this year, one who brought life to a remarkable range of remarkable Black figures. Chadwick Boseman died Friday, August 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer—a battle that was kept from the public throughout the filming of his most popular work. The Howard University alum was an… Read more...

Neuralink’s Demo Didn’t Impress Experts

500+Futurism / 3h
On Friday, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk demonstrated the Link device , a prototype built by his secretive brain-computer interface company Neuralink. The demo involved three live pigs, only one of which actually had a Neuralink device in its brain. Musk made a lot of bold claims during the event, according to MIT Technology Review , like Neuralink someday treating blindness and paralysis, as we

Batman (and the Riddler) can now give you directions in Waze

200+Mashable / 3h
Next time you use Waze, you can make Batman give you directions. Starting Monday, the app will get a Gotham City makeover until Oct. 31. Google-owned Waze is honoring 81 years of Batman with new "characters" and voices. Previous fictional and real celebrities that have appeared on Waze: DJ Khaled and Sesame Street's Cookie Monster. If you're feeling more Edward Nigma than Bruce Wayne, the villain

Ocean Infrastructure Has Basically Created Cities at Sea

54Gizmodo / 3h
The oceans may seem vast and indomitable, and yet humanity has found a way to spread its influence over them. New findings show that the world’s oceans are cluttered with all other sorts of human infrastructure. Read more...

The Demon Bear Brings The New Mutants Cast Pure Joy

67Gizmodo / 3h
It was a simple request: I’d say the words “Demon Bear,” and the cast of The New Mutants would tell me what pops into their heads. The results, as you can see above, were amazing. Read more...

Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards gets rid of points — is Hertz next?

23The Points Guy / 3h
Rental car company Thrifty — owned by Hertz — has long had an independent loyalty program called Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards. The program is surprisingly simple — you’ll earn 1 point per $1 spent and free rentals start at 500 points per day. There’s no elite status and no-frills, just a straightforward loyalty program. That will change soon. The rental car company announced that it would stop award

5 days left to save on early-bird passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

200+TechCrunch / 3h
TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 kicks off in 37 days, but the countdown clock on early-bird pricing runs out in just five. Engage with the mobility community’s brightest minds, makers, visionaries and investors from around the globe on October 6-7. Buy your early-bird pass before the bird expires September 4 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT), and you’ll save $100 over full price. Why attend TC Sessions: Mobility 20

These 'Shark Tank'-featured reusable straws are finally on sale

24Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Help out the Earth with this environmentally-friendly Final Reusable Straws Bundle for $29.99, a 21% savings as of Aug. 31. Saving the environment is a huge task, but even doing the little stuff can help. A great place to start is quitting plastic straws for good. It may sound simple, but carrying around a long, pokey metal straw is the definition of inconvenient. Enter: FinalStraw. Sound

Frugal startups should pay attention to how JFrog’s IPO prices

100+TechCrunch / 3h
In last week’s IPO wave , one company fell a bit by the wayside amongst filings from better-known companies like Asana and Palantir . JFrog, a company that TechCrunch reported helps allows developers and companies deliver application updates “in the background without disturbing the user experience” when it raised $165 million in 2018, is positioned for an exciting debut. Why? The unicorn — the s

Here’s how to watch some Netflix shows without an account

Netflix Shows Free
24SlashGear / 3h
Netflix has long been one of the kings of streaming, but these days, it’s facing some stiff competition from old foes and newcomers alike. With Hulu, Amazon, Disney, NBC, and more all vying for a slice of the streaming pie, Netflix certainly has a fight on its hands. Perhaps that’s why it’s now letting people stream some of its original … Continue reading

Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery fleet gains FAA approval for trial commercial flights

Amazon FAA Prime Air
200+TechCrunch / 3h
Amazon has been granted an approval by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will allow it to start trialing commercial deliveries via drone, Bloomberg reports . This certification is the same one granted to UPS and a handful of other companies , and while it doesn’t mean that Amazon can immediately start operating a consumer drone delivery service for everyone, it does allow them t

Learn to edit video with this $30 Adobe Premiere Pro CC master class

36Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Work on your editing and audio production skills with the Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video and Audio Production Course bundle for $29.99, a 97% savings as of Aug. 31. While you might own impressive video equipment — drones , DSLRs, lighting, and heck, even your iPhone — if you don't know how to properly edit, your footage will never be as good as it could be. Even the best shot videos are usele

A Beautiful Yet Grim Map Shows How Wildfire Smoke Spreads

200+Wired / 3h
California’s blazes have sent a haze across the United States. An experimental model shows where that cloud ends up.

Facebook partially documents its content recommendation system

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Algorithmic recommendation systems on social media sites like YouTube , Facebook and Twitter have shouldered much of the blame for the spread of misinformation, propaganda, hate speech, conspiracy theories and other harmful content. Facebook, in particular, has come under fire in recent days for allowing QAnon conspiracy groups to thrive on its platform and for helping militia groups to scale mem

The Best Debit Cards for Kids

70Lifehacker / 3h
While there’s a growing push for more financial literacy in schools, most kids still learn about money at home. Research shows kids may understand the basics of personal finance as young as seven years old, so you can start teaching them early. One way is by allowing them to spend money under your supervision with a… Read more...

Samsung Galaxy M51 released with a bonkers big battery

25SlashGear / 4h
The Samsung Galaxy M51 was revealed today with a massive 7000mAh battery. That’ll be a big enough battery to last you a day and a half, more than likely – unless you’re doing nothing but streaming video with full brightness on mobile data. But even then, you’ll get a whole lot of video for your one full charge. This device … Continue reading

How to Disable Store App Update Notifications on Windows 10

67How-To Geek / 4h
By default, Windows 10 displays notification pop-ups when the Store automatically installs app updates. You’ll see a notification saying an app “Just got updated, check it out.” If you’d rather not see those, here’s how to turn them off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The SuperTank Pro Battery Can Charge Four Phones or Two Laptops Simultaneously

20How-To Geek / 4h
Anyone who travels should consider a portable battery, and when it comes to charging laptops, the original Zendure SuperTank tops our list. But what if you need more? Zendure’s follow up, the SuperTank Pro, just hit Kickstarter, and it earns that Pro moniker. Thanks to its 4 USB-C ports, it can charge four devices simultaneously or two laptops if you need it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Netflix Offers Some Original Movies and Shows for Free, No Account Required

Netflix Shows Free
44How-To Geek / 4h
Forget free trials, Netflix now offers some of its original movies and shows to anyone without an account. Netflix original movies, like Bird Box and The Two Popes, are available in their entirety through the web page. Only the first episodes of shows like Stranger Things are available for free viewing, though. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How Does T Work in C#? How to Use Generic Type Parameters

How-To Geek / 4h
In C#, the “T” parameter is often used to define functions that take any kind of type. They’re used to write generic classes and methods that can work with any kind of data, while still maintaining strict type safety. We’ll discuss how they work, and how to use them. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Netflix's New Free-To-Watch Gambit Comes With A Very Dumb Catch

Netflix Shows Free
27Gizmodo / 4h
Netflix has always stood out from many of its competitors by eschewing an ad-supported model since its inception, no matter how hard its investors begged the company to consider otherwise. They’re still very much no going that route, but a “free” version of the service exists now—sorta. Read more...

Google Maps now shows traffic lights at intersections

98Ars Technica / 4h
Look closely and you'll see traffic light icons in the middle of each intersection. (credit: Ron Amadeo) It looks like Google Maps is getting a new road feature: traffic lights. Google has been experimenting with marking intersections with traffic lights for a few months now, but today, as first spotted by Android Police , the feature is getting a wide rollout. Google Maps traffic light support i

8BitDo is making a customizable arcade stick for Switch and PC players

300+Engadget / 4h
It’s time to fight with style. 8BitDo has unveiled a new arcade stick that looks like the lovechild of a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Street Fighter V cabinet. The peripheral, which supports PC and Switch, has a bunch of customisation options to suit different players. It has a “universal mounting plate,” for instance, so fighting game enthusiasts can swap in sticks and buttons made by

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro gives iPad Pro an affordable rival

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
SlashGear / 4h
There’s a new tablet in town to take on Apple’s iPad Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7+, and the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro combines some of the best features from both. Fronted with an 11.5-inch 2K OLED screen, with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, it’s just 7.7 mm deep at its thickest point and runs Android, and will start at … Continue reading

What Parents Need to Know About Twitch

58Lifehacker / 4h
First, our kids decided it was exciting to watch other kids “unbox” new toys or other items. Now, watching other people play video games—or do, basically, whatever—live online is the height of entertainment. That’s why the live-streaming platform Twitch has grown in popularity; it is primarily used for live gaming… Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: Razer Gold Box, AuKing Mini Projector, Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection, 2000A Jump Starter, WFH Wine, KN95 Masks, Ulta Beauty Sale, and More

84Lifehacker / 4h
A Razer gaming accessories Gold Box , a $54 mini projector , a Nintendo Switch copy of Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection , a Gooloo 2000A jump starter , a WFH (Wine for Home) bundle , a KN95 mask 40-pack , and a month-long Ulta sale lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Yegor Zhukov: Leading Russian opposition blogger beaten up

1KBBC News - Technology / 4h
Yegor Zhukov, who is critical of President Putin, narrowly avoided prison last year.

Sony ponders potential PS to PC ports

Sony PlayStation PS5
28Ars Technica / 4h
Horizon: Zero Dawn Enlarge / Horizon: Zero Dawn probably won't be the last game Sony ports from a PlayStation platform to PC. Horizon: Zero Dawn probably won't be the last former PlayStation exclusive to make the jump to PC . In its 2020 corporate report published late last week, Sony says that it "will explore expanding our 1st party titles to the PC platform, in order to promote further growth

The 8BitDo Arcade Stick Is Customizable Right Down to the Joystick and Buttons

100+Gizmodo / 4h
If there’s one genre of gaming where players are incredibly picky about their controllers, it’s fighting games. So to appeal to as many gamers as possible, 8BitDo has made its new arcade stick completely upgradeable with software that changes how the controller behaves and hardware that can be easily modded with… Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: Razer Gold Box, AuKing Mini Projector, Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection, 2000A Jump Starter, WFH Wine, KN95 Masks, Ulta Beauty Sale, and More

84Gizmodo / 4h
A Razer gaming accessories Gold Box , a $54 mini projector , a Nintendo Switch copy of Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection , a Gooloo 2000A jump starter , a WFH (Wine for Home) bundle , a KN95 mask 40-pack , and a month-long Ulta sale lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Veterans Are Taking a Psychedelic Plant to Fight PTSD

500+Futurism / 4h
Veterans are spending thousands on retreats in central America where they take ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug one attendant called a “Hail Mary” for PTSD symptoms, according to The New York Times . The trend has grown significantly over the last couple years, becoming a sought-after alternative to common prescription drugs like antidepressants. Specialized facilities feature therapy sessions and p

Motorola One 5G release may be Moto’s key USA win in late 2020

Motorola One Verizon
SlashGear / 4h
Motorola One 5G is the newest 5G-toting smartphone released by Motorola in a wave of devices meant to capture all segments, low to high. This is a midrange smartphone with four cameras at its back and a pair of lenses up front peeking out through a pair of holes in the device’s display. The Motorola One 5G has a 6.7-inch … Continue reading

The Haunting of Bly Manor's Trailer Reminds You Not to Leave Creepy Dolls Lying Around

Netflix THBM Haunting
200+Gizmodo / 4h
Netflix and Mike Flanagan’s followup to the fantastically spooky The Haunting of Hill House has just released its first teaser trailer. You are welcome to step into The Haunting of Bly Manor . If you dare... Read more...

AMD sets sights on the Nvidia GTX 1650 with entry-level GPU

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
AMD's RDNA-based Radeon RX 5300 card promises to "set the new standard for 1080p gaming"

Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential is less smart by design

Lenovo Smart Clock
100+TechCrunch / 4h
The Smart Clock Essential really blurs smart display lines. Aesthetics aside, Lenovo’s new device probably has more in common with the Echo Dot with Clock than it does the company’s first-generation Smart Clock. In fact, at $50, it’s actually $10 less expensive than Amazon’s offering. Lenovo Smart Clock review Essentially the Essential is a Google Assistant smart speaker with a digital display. W

Are Radioactive Diamond Batteries a Cure for Nuclear Waste?

500+Wired / 4h
Researchers are developing a new battery powered by lab-grown gems made from reformed nuclear waste. If it works, it will last thousands of years.

Powerbeats2 Earbuds Owners Can Fill Out a Claim for Cash

49Lifehacker / 4h
Apple agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the company falsely advertised its Powerbeats2 earphones as having a durable sweat and waterproof design. Per the terms of the settlement, Apple has to pay $9.2 million to back to customers, and it’s time for you to get your piece of the pie for your 2014-era… Read more...

Revealed: New Chase Freedom Flex Card

49One Mile at a Time / 4h
Chase has just announced some major changes to its lineup of Freedom cards, including the introduction of the Freedom Flex Card, the discontinuation of the Freedom Card , and improvements to the Freedom Unlimited Card . As BJ Mahoney, the General Manager of Chase Freedom, describes these changes: “Flex and Unlimited are the next evolution of the Chase Freedom credit card suite and challenge the s

Preaching Equality, Start-Up Didn’t Practice It With Employees

500+NYT > Technology / 5h
Current and former workers at Carta, a hot Silicon Valley fintech company, said they were belittled, excluded and punished if they spoke up.

Dead Whales and Dolphins Are Washing Up on Beaches Near the Mauritius Oil Spill

36Gizmodo / 5h
The Mauritius oil spill that began last month could be becoming an ecological catastrophe. For days, dozens of big ocean animals have been washing up on Mauritius’ shore. So far, 39 dead dolphins and 3 whales have been found, and other sick and injured dolphins and whales have been turning up as well, too. In a press… Read more...

Amazon's Prime Air can officially begin drone delivery trials in the US

Amazon FAA Prime Air
500+Engadget / 5h
As of today, Amazon is officially an “air carrier.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Amazon Prime Air the designation, which allows Amazon to begin its first commercial delivery trials in the US, Bloomberg reports . The company will use the hexagon-shaped next-gen hybrid drone it showed off last year. Amazon has not revealed when or where it will begin its commercial delivery tri

How to Free Up Storage Space on Your Android Phone

67How-To Geek / 5h
Storage space on smartphones and tablets can be easy to fill up, especially if you use a phone or tablet for a long time. We’ll show you how to take back some of that space on your Android device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Kids Space Showcases Child-Friendly Content on Android Tablets

Google Kids Space Lenovo
22How-To Geek / 5h
Google hasn’t really given Android tablets much love in the last few years. For example, Amazon’s Kids Edition Fire tablets do a lot more, with a customized interface, protective cases, and special warranty terms. Google is trying to get a little ground back with its new Kids Space application, debuting on Lenovo’s upcoming low-price M10 HD tablet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Utilize DigitalOcean Firewalls for your Droplets

How-To Geek / 5h
Firewalls are crucial for any server’s security. Only allowing the right traffic through to the right resource prevents malicious traffic and potential attacks from taking advantage of your unprotected server. DigitalOcean offers virtual machines, known as Droplets, which come with their own firewall system configuration, monitoring, and maintenance benefits over traditional OS-level firewalls. R

The Android-Powered Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Uses an 11.5-Inch OLED Screen

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
How-To Geek / 5h
There isn’t much competition in the world of high-end Android tablets. There’s Samsung and…well, no, there’s just Samsung. But after a few years improving its low-end offerings with some integrated speaker docks, Lenovo is ready to dive into the world of premium Android slates once again. Meet the Tab P11 Pro. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lenovo's Yoga 7i and 9i Laptops Offer the Latest Intel Chips Covered in Leather

How-To Geek / 5h
Lenovo’s ready to show off its high-end laptops for the latter part of this year. They include the newly-renamed Yoga 9i series, with a conventional laptop and a 2-in-1 both clad in luscious leather to go along with high-end specs, and a super-thin gaming laptop on the LEGION line. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Customize Your Visual Studio

How-To Geek / 5h
Visual Studio offers plenty of customization options, albeit somewhat buried in the menus. You can apply custom themes, edit your styling rules, and add custom fonts with ligatures designed for programming. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Ultra-light MacBook with Apple chip is reportedly coming this year

Apple MacBook Year
100+Mashable / 5h
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Save up to 30% on Dell Gaming Laptops and Alienware Gear, Today Only

40Gizmodo / 5h
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ASUS launches ZenBook S, ZenBook Flip 13 with 10th-gen Intel CPUs

ASUS ZenBook ZBF13
SlashGear / 5h
ASUS today announced the availability of two different ZenBooks: the ZenBook S and the ZenBook Flip 13. While both have somewhat similar specifications (especially when it comes to the CPU), they’re both also quite different in terms of build and marquee features. They’ll both be available soon as well, with both laptops launching in the next few weeks. ZenBook S … Continue reading

Get 3 months of Tidal for only 50 cents

24Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: As of Aug. 31, a three-month subscription to TIDAL Music costs only 49 cents through Best Buy. We may never know whether Spotify or Apple Music is the superior music streaming platform, but we do know that people are wrongfully leaving TIDAL out of the debate. TIDAL is artist-owned, which means it's able to have a more sustainable and equitable model that benefits the musicians we love. Ty

Welcome to the most important panel on product development in the history of Disrupt

100+TechCrunch / 5h
In a few short weeks, some of the best product developers from some of the world’s most important tech companies will take to the virtual stage of our virtual Disrupt this September 14-18 to share all the tips and tricks they’ve learned over decades spent working at Zoom, Slack, Facebook, Amazon, Hulu and Oculus. This isn’t a tribute to the most important panel on tech development you’ll ever att

Apple mistakenly approved a widely used malware to run on Macs

Apple Mac Malware Flash
200+TechCrunch / 5h
Apple has some of the strictest rules to prevent malicious software from landing in its app store, even if on occasion a bad app slips through the net . But last year Apple took its toughest approach yet by requiring developers to submit their apps for security checks in order to run on millions of Macs unhindered. The process, which Apple calls “notarization,” scans an app for security issues an

You’d never guess the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i was a gaming monster

Lenovo Legion Slim Yoga
SlashGear / 5h
Gaming laptops aren’t usually known for their sleek styling, but the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i aims to change that. Latest in the company’s portable gaming machines, it strikes a balance between performance – including up to Core i9 processors and GeForce RTX 20560 graphics – and portability, in an 18mm-thick anodized aluminum chassis. Indeed, you could mistake the Legion … Continue reading

I Was a Floating Head at an NBA Game. It Gets Weirder

89Wired / 5h
Crowds of spectral, legless virtual fans are part of the league's stab at preserving the ambiance of pre-pandemic basketball. I took a seat.

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 732G; will debut on a Poco smartphone

Qualcomm Snapdragon
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Qualcomm has unveiled its new gaming-centric chipset - the Snapdragon 732G. It will soon debut on the Poco X3.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 732G promises more power for midrange phones

Qualcomm Snapdragon
93Engadget / 5h
Midrange phones are on the rise , and Qualcomm is updating its portfolio to power more of them. The company today announced the Snapdragon 732G, which follows up last year’s Snapdragon 730G . The newest chipset offers better on-device AI performance as well as the expected improvements in CPU and GPU speeds. Xiaomi affiliate Poco also announced today that its new smartphone will be powered by the

What's Coming to Netflix the Week of August 30, 2020

Mars Week Netflix Swank
77Lifehacker / 5h
Would you leave your family for three years to go on a mission to Mars? Normally that would be an easy no, but I haven’t been alone since March 11, so the prospect sounds... slightly attractive. If nothing else, I may at least enjoy the experience vicariously with Away , a new Netflix series premiering Sept. 4. Two-time… Read more...

Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS

iPhone 12 Apple Mac
500+Wired / 5h
The ubiquitous Shlayer adware has picked up a new trick, slipping past Cupertino's “notarization” defenses for the first time.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G promises graphics bump for midrange Android

Qualcomm Snapdragon
27SlashGear / 5h
Qualcomm has a new gaming chipset for smartphones, with the Snapdragon 732G aiming to deliver an uptick in graphics performance in more affordable handsets. Compared to the Snapdragon 730G, Qualcomm says that the Adreno 618 GPU in the new Snapdragon 732G should deliver a 15-percent improvement in graphics rendering. It’s obviously not going to hold up to the Adreno GPU … Continue reading

Equity Monday: What if no one gets to buy TikTok?

100+TechCrunch / 5h
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 big news, chats 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 , and myself here ,

The Best Laptops, Headphones and Webcams For Your Home Setup

63Gizmodo / 5h
A lot of people thought we would be past this by now, but unfortunately, we aren’t, which means millions of students nationwide are now being forced to switch to remote learning for the upcoming academic year. To compound the situation, because many schools’ plans weren’t decided until the last minute, students and… Read more...

Lenovo Yoga 9i and IdeaPad Slim 9i are a luxe vision of next-gen notebooks

SlashGear / 5h
Lenovo has revealed its new flagship consumer notebooks, with the Yoga 9i and IdeaPad Slim 9i offering 2-in-1 convertible and laptop options that pair performance with portability. Replacing the old Yoga C940 series from last year, the Lenovo Yoga 9i will offer next-gen Intel processors and up to 18 hours of battery life. There’ll be 14-inch and 15.6-inch screen sizes, … Continue reading

Big Oil Faded. Will Big Tech?

100+NYT > Technology / 5h
Not that long ago, it was American oil powers — not tech giants — that ruled the economy and influenced world events.

Updates From American Horror Story, Dune and More

60Gizmodo / 5h
Peyton Reed says that Hope and Scott will still be an equal pairing in Ant-Man 3 . Karl Urban continues to have hope to return to Mega-City One. John DiMaggio discusses the progress of Disenchantment ’s third season. Plus, explore the stuntwork of Mulan and what’s to come on Lovecraft Country . Spoilers away! Read more...

The Razer Blade 15 with a 4K OLED display is $300 off

92Engadget / 5h
If you have yet to buy a new laptop for school and always wanted a device that can handle both work and play, you can now grab a powerful machine from Razer for less. The Blade 15 gaming laptop with a 15.6-inch 4K OLED display is $300 off at Best Buy and Razer’s own website , dropping it to $1,999. There are a number of other models of the Blade 15 on sale as well as part of Intel’s Gamer Days ev

Google launches Google Kids Space, a ‘kids mode’ feature for Android, initially on Lenovo tablets

Lenovo Google Kids Space
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Streaming services have built-in kids’ profiles, so why not devices? Google today is responding to parents’ demand for a better way for their children to interact with technology with the launch of the new “Google Kids Space,” a dedicated kids mode on Android tablets which will aggregate apps, books and videos for kids to enjoy and learn from. The feature will launch first on the Lenovo Smart Tab

Sift Freshly-Ground Spices for Better, Smoother Texture

54Lifehacker / 6h
Grinding your own spices is one of the easiest ways to improve the flavor of your meals. Grinding them as you need them means they last longer and taste better, and whole spices are often significantly cheaper per ounce than the little jars of pre-ground at the grocery store. But whether you use a mortar and pestle or… Read more...

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a simpler smart speaker

Lenovo Smart Clock
SlashGear / 6h
Lenovo has a new smart clock, intended to be a more affordable way to get the Google Assistant on your nightstand. The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential joins, rather than replaces, the Lenovo Smart Clock, and shares its wedge-shaped, fabric covered style. The big difference is on the front. Where the Smart Clock has a small but full-functioned LCD on its … Continue reading

The iPhone 12 could be the first to come in dark blue

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
51TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
A rumor we first heard in January has resurfaced – that there's a new dark blue color coming to the iPhone range.

Nintendo Wii made portable in a Game Boy Color mod

SlashGear / 6h
Nintendo has been making handheld consoles since the day of the Game Boy color but it wasn’t until the Nintendo Switch that it would make its first truly portable console-class gaming device. Naturally, that has gotten some hardcore Nintendo fans dreaming of their favorite stationary consoles getting some feet. One such fan decided to take matters into his own hands … Continue reading

Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7i gaming laptop weighs less than four pounds

Lenovo Yoga 9I Legion
99Engadget / 6h
As part of its holiday lineup, Lenovo is releasing a new Legion Slim 7i gaming laptop. According to the company, this is the slimmest chassis of any Legion laptop. The Slim 7i weighs in just under four pounds (1.86 kilograms). Like the Legion 5i and 7i laptops, it uses NVIDIA’s Advanced Optimus graphics switching and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q. Thanks to that Advanced Optimus tech,

Google is bringing a kids mode to some Android tablets

Google Kids Space Lenovo
100+Engadget / 6h
Google has been trying to create safe environments for kids on its services, with features such as Family Link parental controls and a section of the Google Play store with teacher-approved apps . It’s building on the likes of those with Kids Space , a mode it’s bringing to some Android tablets. Google says the idea behind Kids Space is to help them “become explorers of the things they love.” Aft

Lenovo is giving premium Android tablets another go

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
100+Engadget / 6h
One of the devices Lenovo has announced today is a premium Android tablet that the company says is its most powerful one yet. The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro has an 11.5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, HDR10 and Dolby Vision. While Lenovo presents it as a device meant for “productivity on the go,” it’s powered by one of the gaming chips Qualcomm launched last year: the Snapdra

Motorola's latest mid-range phone is a sub-$500 stunner with 5G

Motorola One Verizon
100+Engadget / 6h
Motorola has been on a tear this year: It has announced or released more than ten new smartphones in 2020, and rumor has it there's at least one more big reveal coming soon. For what it's worth though, the brand's latest mid-range offering the -- Motorola One 5G -- might be its most appealing new release yet. It's not a flagship in the vein of the Edge Plus , or the continuation of an experiment

Lenovo's new $50 smart clock keeps things stupid simple

Lenovo Smart Clock
100+Engadget / 6h
It’s been more than a year since Lenovo launched the Google-powered Smart Clock , and that little thing has been pretty well-received. The company noted in a press briefing that the device has received a 4.4-star rating around the world and that 80 percent of its users said they use it in their bedrooms. Director of global product marketing Wahid Razali said the Smart Clock is “simpler than a sma

Facebook and Instagram reveal content ‘recommendation guidelines’

100+Engadget / 6h
Facebook and Instagram are trying to peel back the curtain on what has long been one of the least understood parts of its platform: how it recommends content users don’t already follow. Today, the company published its “recommendation guidelines” for both Facebook and Instagram . The guidelines are essentially Facebook’s internal rulebook for determining what type of content is “eligible” to appe

Lenovo's latest flagship Yoga laptops are clad in leather

Lenovo Yoga 9I Slim
100+Engadget / 6h
Around this time most years, we generally see an influx of news around this time as the world convenes in Berlin for the IFA electronics conference. While the pandemic has dampened that somewhat , companies like Lenovo still have announcements timed with that event. Today, Lenovo is unveiling a slew of new devices including a trio of flagship Yoga laptops — the Yoga 9i 14 and 15, as well as the Y

PUBG Mobile to get Erangel 2.0 update on September 8

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
PUBG Mobile will be updated to version 1.0 on September 8, which will add the new revamped Erangel 2.0 map.

The Motorola One 5G Might Be the Best New Phone for Under $500

Motorola One Verizon
75Gizmodo / 6h
Motorola has really been pumping out phones in 2020 including the Moto Razr , two models of the Moto Edge , and a seemingly endless string of various Moto G phones. But out of all those, the new Motorola One 5G almost certainly packs the best bang for your buck. Read more...

Lenovo's Latest 2-in-1s Have Leather Backs and Invisible Trackpads

Lenovo Yoga Tab P11 Pro
44Gizmodo / 6h
Lenovo makes some of the best 2-in-1s on the market, and for its upcoming premium Yoga convertibles, aside from updated specs and components, some are also getting fancy leather backs. Read more...

Netflix offers a collection of original movies and shows for free

Netflix Shows Free
200+Engadget / 6h
Over the last year, Netflix has faced increasing competition from streaming newcomers like Disney+, so the company is taking the somewhat surprising step of giving away some original content for free. Starting today, you can visit a “watch free” page without logging in to Netflix to watch shows and movies including Bird Box, Stranger Things, Grace and Frankie, The Two Popes and a handful of other

The future of leading-edge chips according to TSMC: 5nm, 4nm, 3nm and beyond

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
TSMC shares its plans for the next few years, including advanced nodes and state-of-the-art packaging.

Motorola One 5G packs four rear cameras and 5G connectivity for under $500

Motorola One Verizon
34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Motorola One 5G, a rebranded version of an existing phone, is headed to the US as an affordable 5G-capable handset that costs under $500.

It's almost impossible to avoid triggering content on TikTok

88Mashable / 6h
Mashable’s series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives — and our futures. TikTok's algorithm is almost too good at suggesting relatable content — to the point of being detrimental for some users' mental health. It's nearly impossible to avoid triggering content on TikTok, and because of the nature of the app's never-ending For You Page, users can ea

Motorola One 5G brings quadruple rear cameras and 5G support for less than $500

Motorola One Verizon
95Mashable / 6h
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How to Stop iTunes from Opening Automatically on Windows 10

iPhone iPad Apple Face ID
29How-To Geek / 6h
Have you ever wanted to charge your iPhone or iPad using a cable hooked to your Windows 10 PC, but every time you plug it in, iTunes starts up? It can get annoying pretty quickly. Here’s how to fix it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Rocket Lab celebrates its latest successful launch

Rocket Lab Electron
SlashGear / 6h
Rocket Lab had a successful launch today that helped the company shake off its failed launch last month. The launch that happened today was the company’s 13th orbital launch, and the rocket performed flawlessly. This particular mission put the Sequoia satellite into orbit for Capella Space. Rocket Lab confirmed a little after 4 PM New Zealand time that the launch … Continue reading

Santana reaches top of Netflix worldwide

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Santana was produced in South Africa and features some of our best talent

Chase details Freedom Unlimited improvements, new Freedom Flex card

300+The Points Guy / 6h
I manage to get a ton of value from my premium travel credit cards — ranging from the Chase Sapphire Reserve to The Platinum Card® from American Express — but two of the cards I carry in my wallet most often don’t come along with any annual fee. I’ve long been a believer in maximizing my return using my own version of the Chase Trifecta , including the Chase Sapphire Reserve , for 3x points on tr

Google-Facebook ditch plans to dock giant data cable in Hong Kong

100+BBC News - Technology / 6h
The US government had expressed concerns that China might steal data carried by the cable.

Netflix makes some movies and shows free to stream, no account needed

Netflix Shows Free
71TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
You can now watch Bird Box, The Two Popes, Stranger Things and plenty more without paying for Netflix.

What Will Post-Coronavirus Social Life Really Be Like?

200+Gizmodo / 7h
How many sentences, since March, have started with the words “when all this is over”? Billions, probably, but fewer of late, as each of us reckons with the fact that this will never be over, not really. Psychologically, economically—we’re wrecked. A vaccine will certainly help, but it can only fix so much. Already I… Read more...

Razer Gaming Accessories Steal the Spotlight in This Big One Day Sale

92Gizmodo / 7h
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Razer Gaming Accessories Steal the Spotlight in This Big One Day Sale

92Lifehacker / 7h
Save on Razer Gaming Laptops and Equipment | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

The SkyDrive SD-03 is the flying car of tomorrow

48SlashGear / 7h
It seems we won’t have to wait long to finally realize the dream of riding in a flying car. Three days ago, the SkyDrive SD-03 made its first piloted voyage around the Toyota Test Field in Japan. SkyDrive is a Toyota-backed Japanese startup that aims to make flying taxis a reality by as early as 2023. The test flight was … Continue reading

Bath vs Wasps live stream: how to watch Premiership rugby online from anywhere today

38TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Today's match is a huge one for the two playoff contenders - here's how to watch a Bath vs Wasps live stream and catch Premiership rugby online.

Edison's new email service lets you block senders before they hit your inbox

90Engadget / 7h
Edison Software, the company behind the popular Edison email app (that recently suffered from a serious security bug ) has unveiled a new privacy-focused email service called OnMail . Arriving in a public beta, it includes features that allow you to cut off senders before they even get to your inbox and stop obnoxious email behavior targeting. The two headline features are “accept sender” and ant

United Airlines’ Bizarre Promise Of “Forever”

70One Mile at a Time / 7h
Yesterday United Airlines delighted the flying public by announcing that it would eliminate change fees and standby fees on domestic flights. Airline change fees have historically been a major point of frustration among travelers, so this was incredible news. In particular, it’s amazing to see United leading here, rather than Delta. While this announcement is great, in this post I wanted to focus

American Airlines Is Re-Orienting Itself Away From Business Travelers

200+View from the Wing / 7h
According to Vasu Raja, we can expect more point-to-point leisure routes, changes to the airline's fee structure, and changes to AAdvantage with business travelers gone. The airline is trying to see itself as "more like a $2 billion startup than a $45 billion airline that lost a lot of stuff.” Continue reading ...

The Pheromonophone Lets You Reach Out and Smell Someone

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The prankish device is the subject of a new audiobook that pokes serious fun at Silicon Valley’s culture of disruption. We spoke with its inventor.

Best HBO shows: 26 amazing shows streaming on HBO Max

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The greatest shows on HBO Max, from Watchmen to Succession, and even Friends.

5 best study apps for Matric learners

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Matric learners are gearing up for their final school examination. Here are the best apps to make studying easier

Apple Silicon could make its debut in a new 12-inch MacBook this year

Apple MacBook Year
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Reports from supply chain sources suggest that Apple is almost ready to debut its new chipset tech inside laptops.

10 Ways to Lock Your Windows 10 PC

72How-To Geek / 7h
Locking your Windows 10 PC is the best way to secure your computer when you step away. This won’t quit or interrupt any running applications, and you have to type your PIN or password to get past the lock screen. Here are 10 ways you can lock your computer. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Solutions For Running a Database on AWS

How-To Geek / 7h
AWS has an entire category for their managed database services, which make creating and running a database on the AWS platform very easy. What are they offering, and is it better than running it yourself on EC2? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Surface Duo Is the First Phone that Basically Requires a Smartwatch

24How-To Geek / 7h
The Surface Duo has all the makings of a new category of PC—something more than a smartphone. It’s a multitasking workhorse you take with you, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. As any first-generation device is prone to, the Duo has some disappointing omissions. And if you want the best, most complete, smartphone experience with the Surface Duo, you need a smartwatch. Read This Article on Revie

Rocket Lab returns to flight with a successful launch of a Capella Space satellite

Rocket Lab Electron
100+TechCrunch / 7h
Rocket Lab is back to active launch status after encountering an issue with its last mission that resulted in a loss of the payload. In just over a month, Rocket Lab was able to identify what went wrong with the Electron launch vehicle used on that mission and correct the issue. On Sunday, it successfully launched from its New Zealand launch facility a Sequoia satellite on behalf of client Capell

Is Southwest More Rewards a good use of points?

The Points Guy / 7h
You may still be racking up Southwest Rapid Rewards points even if you aren’t traveling. After all, Chase has introduced limited-time bonus offers on Southwest cards . And, it’s possible to earn Southwest elite status through credit card spending . So, you may be watching your Rapid Rewards balance steadily grow even as you isolate at home. Not surprisingly, the best way to use Southwest points i

Tesla Autopilot detects speed limits and green lights

Tesla Autopilot Speed
200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The new update is available to drivers in the US with Autopilot activated.

LG CineBeam 4K UHD smart projector can adjust to the room’s brightness

LG CineBeam New
SlashGear / 7h
If you’ve always wanted a large screen in your living room but never had the space or the budget for a gigantic flat screen (or curved) TV, a laser projector has always been a potential alternative. That is until you realize that, unlike a TV, projectors are often at the mercy of the amount of the light in the room. … Continue reading

Here's Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of August 31

21How-To Geek / 7h
Netflix users, it’s time to rejoice! This week marks the start of a new month, and the streaming service’s beginning of the month drop is as full and as good as ever. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Jio aims to democratize home broadband with plans starting at Rs. 399 per month

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Jio now aims to disrupt the home broadband segment. The company has now announced new affordable JioFiber plans starting at Rs. 399 per month offering "truly unlimited" internet access, 30 days no question asked trial period.

The Morning After: A Toyota-backed flying car completes piloted test-flight

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400+Engadget / 7h
SkyDrive is yet another flying car startup, but one that has the backing of auto giant Toyota. That means we kinda have to pay attention. Fortunately, we did : SkyDrive finally achieved the first public crewed test flight for its flying car prototype, the SD-03. A pilot flew the vehicle around the Toyota Test Field in the city of Toyota, Japan. The SD-03 itself is also interesting, billed as the

Xiaomi opens its 3,000th Mi Store in India

Xiaomi Mi Store India
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Xiaomi India has opened a new Mi Store in India today. This takes the total count to 3,000.

SpaceX successfully launches its first polar orbit mission from Florida

SpaceX Florida Earth
400+TechCrunch / 8h
SpaceX performed a milestone first polar orbit launch of a satellite from its East Coast launch facility at Cape Canaveral on Sunday. The Falcon 9 mission carried three payloads, including a SAOCOM-1B synthetic aperture radar satellite which was flown on behalf of the Argentine space agency, and two small satellites for clients Tyvack and PlanetiQ. The launch took place at 7:18 PM EDT from Florid

Porsche is delaying the Taycan Cross Turismo EV

Tesla Autopilot Speed
SlashGear / 8h
Lots of EV fans were excited when Porsche announced a wagon-style version of its popular Taycan electric vehicle. The car is a roomier version of the standard Taycan EV that has helped Porsche survive the COVID-19 downturn in the automotive market. Porsche has now announced that it would delay the Cross Turismo version of the Taycan. The car will debut … Continue reading

Selling stolen Fortnite logins could make you a millionaire

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Top Fortnite hackers are earning millions each year selling accounts with access to rare skins.

Semalytix picks up €4.3M to build the world’s largest patient experience data set

AI One mPonics
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Semalytix , a Bielefeld, Germany-based startup that offers pharmaceutical companies an AI-powered data tool to better understand real-world patient experiences, has raised €4.3 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is venture capital firm btov Partners, with participation from existing investor Fly Ventures and several unnamed angels. Semalytix will use the injection of cash to expand it

Should Google’s Ad Market Be Regulated Like the Stock Market?

300+Wired / 8h
A leading antitrust scholar says yes. Congress may be listening.

How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities

100+Wired / 8h
Speaking at a prestigious crypto conference this month, Seny Kamara called on the field to recognize its blind spots—and fix them.

2021 Lexus RX: More standard features and new Black Line Edition

SlashGear / 8h
The 2021 Lexus RX, in both standard 350 and 450h configuration, is one of the best Japanese five-seat luxury crossovers for the money. Lexus is upping base prices (around $920 more) compared to existing 2020 RX models, but you get more standard features and a new Black Line Edition to think about. Let’s start with the 2021 Lexus RX Black … Continue reading

Elon Must teases a working Neuralink device

Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

These iPhone XR and Samsung S10 deals offer 100GB of data at unbeatable prices

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Whether you're looking for iPhone deals or Samsung phone deals, these two offers are excellent.

Is Your Microsoft Office Still Getting Security Updates?

69How-To Geek / 8h
Is your version of Office still getting security updates? It depends which version you’re using. Microsoft has a published support lifecycle, but it can be difficult to dig up the info. Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NASA and Boeing prepare for uncrewed flight of the CST-100 Starliner 9

Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Microsoft 365 adds new features to make remote collaboration easier

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Microsoft 365 has been upgraded with new features that that helps SMBs automate their processes and workflows.

Giant asteroid to zoom past Earth on September 1

Earth Years
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NASA recently announced that a giant asteroid approximately the size of a multistory building will fly by the Earth on September 1. The asteroid is called 2011 ES4, and it has measurements of between 22 and 49 meters. NASA believes that the asteroid will pass at a minimum distance to Earth of about 120,000 kilometers. The asteroid is moving very … Continue reading

Netflix makes some movies and shows free worldwide to non-subscribers

Netflix Shows Free
200+TechCrunch / 9h
Over the past year, Netflix has attempted to expand its appeal in part by making a title or two free to non-paying users in select markets. Now the American giant is extending this test to users across the globe — with a larger free catalog. The on-demand video streaming service is currently offering select Netflix Original movies and TV shows, including “Stranger Things,” “Murder Mystery,” “Elit

Bollinger unveils its rugged electric delivery van

29Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Fan service done right: how EA worked with fans to create Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

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When remastering an acclaimed PC game, EA decided to work directly with its fans to ensure they got exactly what they wanted.

Fall Guys Season 2 release date, season pass, skins and costumes

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The fun has only just begun as Fall Guys Season 2 brings medieval mayhem to the battle royale game.

World Of Hyatt Selling Points For 25% Off

400+One Mile at a Time / 9h
World of Hyatt has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points . This could potentially be a great deal, especially in light of the current 15-25% rebate on award redemptions . Buy Hyatt Points With 25% Discount Through Wednesday, September 30, 2020, World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount when you buy at least 5,000 points in one transaction. World of Hyatt lets you buy up to 55,000

SpaceX bags first polar mission from Florida in 50 years

SpaceX Florida Earth
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Just when you thought the company couldn’t make history anymore, SpaceX just launched yet another one. Although it had to cancel the first of its two planned launches on Sunday due to unfavorable weather conditions, luck seemed to still smile on it as it launched what may be the more historic one. Not only that, but it was also able … Continue reading

Report says Walmart in talks to pick up stake in Reliance Retail

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In a season of never-ending deals for Mukesh Ambani-helmed firms, Reliance Retail is apparently in talks to offload a minority stake to Walmart in a bid to take on Amazon in the country's retail space.

Myriam Sarachik Never Gave Up on Physics

1KNYT > Technology / 9h
The New York-based scientist overcame sexism and personal tragedy to make major contributions to the field, for which she received recognition this year.

More Galaxy Z Fold 2 pictures and videos appear ahead of the official launch

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If you need to whet your appetite ahead of Samsung's announcement tomorrow, we've got you covered.

How to get into World of Warcraft Classic: what you need to know about vanilla WoW

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World of Warcraft Classic released in August 2019. So how's it getting on one year later and is it a good time to jump into Blizzard's classic MMO?

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative backs Indian education startup Eruditus in $113 million fundraise

Eruditus Prosus Ventures
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Mumbai-based Eruditus, which works with top universities globally to offer more than 100 executive-level courses to students in over 80 nations, said on Monday it has raised $113 million in a new financing round as it looks to further scale its business to reach more learners. The Series D financing round for the 10-year-old startup was co-led by Leeds Illuminate and Prosus Ventures. Chan Zuckerb

Get 10TB of cloud storage for *life* for just $149

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TL;DR: Get enough space for all your files and never worry about losing them with the Degoo Premium: Lifetime 10TB Backup Plan for $149, a 95% savings as of Aug. 31. No monthly fees involved! The only thing worse than losing all of your precious photos, videos, and files from over the years is knowing it could've been prevented. If you only store your stuff on your computer or smartphone, you can

Get lifetime access to over 20K customizable icons for any type of project

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TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the Flat Icons bundle for $29.99, a 99% savings as of Aug. 31. Visual content is just as (if not more) important than written content — especially if you're trying to build a brand . Humans can process visuals 60,000 times faster than text, for instance. So, whether you're creating digital marketing tools or building a website, you need to put some extra emph

SpaceX makes first polar orbit launch from Florida in 'decades'

SpaceX Florida Earth
1KEngadget / 10h
While SpaceX didn’t pull off a doubleheader Sunday launch like it planned , the company still managed a rare feat. Instead of launching eastward like every other Cape Canaveral rocket, the Falcon 9 headed south toward Cuba, close to populated areas on Florida’s coast (via The Verge ). The “ SAOCOM 1B ” mission marks the first such “polar launch” from Florida since 1969, made possible by a special

Sony plans to port more first-party PlayStation games to PC

Sony PlayStation PS5
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Hopefully future PC ports will go much more smoothly than Horizon Zero Dawn.

Apple's cheaper iPads look to be in line for a Pro-level upgrade

iPhone iPad Apple Face ID
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New iPads scheduled for later this year could bring the iPad Pro look to more affordable price points.

What’s it like to game on a $40,000 PC?

Lenovo Legion Slim
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The Overclockers UK 8Pack Orion X2 is a dual-system machine that costs a whopping $40,000. Can it possibly be worth it?

Some of the brightest minds in Europe are joining us at Disrupt

200+TechCrunch / 11h
TechCrunch Disrupt is right around the corner. And this year, we’re trying something different — we’re taking Disrupt virtual. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we used this opportunity to invite a slate of incredible European speakers to join TechCrunch on our virtual stage on September 14-18 . It represents a great opportunity to learn more about the European tech ecosystem. And if you’

Welcome to TechRadar's PC Gaming Week 2020

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We've kicked off the fifth annual TechRadar PC Gaming Week, exploring and celebrating this wonderful digital hobby.

2020 US Open live stream: how to watch Grand Slam tennis online from anywhere today

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Follow our guide as we explain how to watch a US Open live stream and catch all the 2020 Grand Slam tennis action from Flushing Meadows online right now.

Chess Olympiad: India and Russia both get gold after controversial final

2KBBC News - Technology / 12h
India is declared joint winner with Russia after two players lost connection during the final round.

Sir Isaac Newton's notes among Cambridge web gallery 'treasures'

500+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Cambridge University Library adds high-resolution images of its collection to a free culture site.

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket makes a successful return to flight

Rocket Lab Electron
100+Engadget / 12h
Rocket Lab has made a successful return to flight following a failure last month. The company’s Electron rocket launched a 100 kg (220 pound) Earth observation satellite from its facility on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand at 11:05 PM EDT on August 30th. That marks the first flight since the com