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A new way to plug a human brain into a computer: Via veins

3KArs Technica / 37min
Enlarge / human brain, motherboards, chip and artificial intelligence concept and neural tech and brain computer interfaces. The hard part of connecting a gooey, thinking brain to a cold, one-ing and zero-ing computer is getting information through your thick skull—or mine, or anyone’s. The whole point of a skull, after all, is keeping a brain safely separate from [waves hands at everything]. So

Not finding life on Venus would be disappointing. But it’s good science at work.

100+MIT Technology Review / 1h
Last month’s report that there may be phosphine gas in the Venusian clouds came with a stunning implication: extraterrestrial life. On Earth, phosphine is a chemical produced by some kinds of bacteria that live in oxygen-poor conditions. Its presence on Venus, announced by a team led by Cardiff University’s Jane Greaves, raised the possibility that there could be life in what has long been though

Racist ‘Burger King’ Banned From JetBlue Last Week Gets Kicked Off American Airlines Too

View from the Wing / 42min
Last week a passenger in a Burger King crown got booted off a JetBlue flight to New York JFK - and banned from the airline - after a racist rant prior to departure from Kingston, Jamaica. It all began when there wasn't overhead bin space available for him to use. The man tried to get up in the air again to head back to the States. He got kicked off an American flight on his next attempt to depart

Why You Should Consider Applying For The Hilton Aspire Card Now

100+One Mile at a Time / 10min
The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card ( review ) is my favorite hotel credit card. The card has a steep $450 annual fee ( Rates & Fees ), but has perks that more than offset it, in my opinion. Some people might read about the card and think “well, it sounds great, but I’m not traveling much right now, so I’ll hold off.” In this post I wanted to lay out why I think the current circumstanc

Here's the first glass-free 3D holographic videoconferencing system

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 14min
UK-based tech start-up Holoxica has created an immersive 3D videoconferencing system using off-the-shelf components.

Wales vs Scotland live stream: how to watch Six Nations 2020 rugby anywhere today

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
Can the Scots end 18 years of hurt on Welsh soil? Here's how to get a Wales v Scotland live stream and watch Six Nations rugby today to find out.

Virtual hopes dashed: Sony has no plans to make PSVR compatible with PS5 games

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 29min
Sony confirmed today the upcoming VR ports of Hitman 3 and No Man's Sky will only work with the PS4 versions of the games

Happy Halloween!From our stacks: Illustration from A Catland Companion. Classic cats by Louis Wain...

Music, Arts & Literature / 40min
Happy Halloween! From our stacks: Illustration from A Catland Companion . Classic cats by Louis Wain and many others. John Sylvester & Anne Mobbs. New York: Summit Books, 1991.

Is It Better to Plant Trees or Let Forests Regrow Naturally?

72Wired / 44min
Nations are pledging to plant billions of trees. But a new study shows that we've underestimated the power of natural forest regrowth to fight climate change.

17 Tips to Help You Survive Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

44Wired / 44min
This battle royale is insane. Here are some basics and tricks to outlast your 59 opponents and be the last bean standing.

How Age of Empires III deals with its own complicated history

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 51min
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is now out. Has it addressed its complicated past?

6 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus and Shudder this weekend

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 51min
What's worth streaming this weekend, from The Mandalorian to Truth Seekers on Amazon Prime Video.

AMD’s new Big Navi GPU benchmarks suggest Nvidia could be in more trouble than we thought

AMD Radeon RX XT
28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 58min
These are some seriously eye-opening benchmarks at 4K and 1440p resolutions.

HBO Max will get five big Comedy Central shows as part of new deal

SlashGear / 1h
WarnerMedia, the company behind HBO Max, has announced a new deal with Comedy Central that will grant its streaming service non-exclusive streaming rights to five shows, including a couple of major titles like Chappelle’s Show and Key and Peele. Under this deal, HBO Max users will be able to stream these shows directly on the service, though they’ll also be … Continue reading

Virtual events are the future of running – but races don't have to lose their identity

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Going virtual shouldn't mean just starting your GPS tracking and running the same route over and over.

As Cars Get Smarter, Massachusetts Votes on Their Future

80Wired / 1h
Question 1 would amend the state's right-to-repair law and expand access to car data. But big automakers are pushing back.

A Guide to Safely Holiday Road-Tripping Through a Pandemic

72Wired / 1h
Any necessary travel this year takes an extra level of preparation. Here’s how to think it through.

A Ton of Our Favorite Headphones Are on Sale This Weekend

100+Wired / 1h
From the exceptional Sony WH-1000XM4 to the attractive Master & Dynamic MW65, there are discounts on cans for all your needs right now.

This unlimited data SIM only deal from Three is the best choice pre-Black Friday

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
SIM only deals will struggle to beat this offer from Three giving unlimited data at a bargain price point.

Climate change: You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?

500+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?

Chip wars: The US v China

100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
Chips that power nearly all electronic devices are at the heart of the battle for global dominance.

How to buy a camera during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
In the market for a new camera? Here's how to snag the best photographic deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Google Play Music we’ll miss you, moving on is just an option

SlashGear / 2h
Google Play Music came into existence in May 2011, and now after nine years of audio goodness, the service is finally laid to rest. Every online presence of the music service has been phased out by Google in the last few weeks – joining the fate of Google+, Reader and other lesser-known products by Google. The app’s website page gives … Continue reading

SSC NA promises a re-run of the Tuatara's top speed record attempt

80Engadget / 3h
Less than two weeks ago, SSC NorthgAmerica announced that its Tuatara has taken over the claim of “fastest production car in the world,” after going over 330 MPH down a seven-mile stretch of Highway 160 in Nevada. It provided video evidence of the effort complete with overlaid data showing the runs and how fast the car is supposedly going, which is where the problems started. Within a few days, i

YouTube TV drops Boston regional sports network NESN

36Engadget / 3h
At the end of September, a dispute with Sinclair cut off YouTube TV’s deal for Fox regional sports networks across the country , and as October comes to an end it’s also dropping Boston network NESN. NESN broadcasts games for the Red Sox and Bruins, as well as local college sports. An first reported by The Streamable , an email just went out to subscribers notifying them of the change, saying “Un

This fun, portable beer tap makes a great gift — and it's on sale

32Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Bring the bar home with a Tapology 6-Pack Cooler Microfoam Beer Tap for $79.99, a 32% savings as of Oct. 31. After a long day, nothing beats settling into your favorite chair and cracking open a beer. But imagine if you could get your favorite beer at home and on-demand — in delicious tap form. The Tapology Microfoam Beer Tap looks like a cooler but works to transform canned beer into high

This adorable micro sewing machine is ideal for beginners

28Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Let the DIY projects begin with a 301 Multifunctional Electric Micro Sewing Machine for $89.95, a 25% savings as of Oct. 31. For novice sewers, fancy features on a sewing machine can be more of a hindrance than a help. They'll want something minimal and super easy to operate, like the 301 Multifunctional Electric Micro Sewing Machine . Great for beginners who aren't quite sure what type of

Get over 65 courses on cybersecurity for just $30

37Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Dip a toe into cybersecurity with the Master Cyber Security 65+ Course Certification bundle for $29.99, a 98% savings as of Oct. 31. If you want to learn more about the cybersecurity field, the Master Cyber Security 65+ Course Certification Bundle can help you get your foot in the door. Developed by LearnNow (LNO) , an online learning platform for IT and software development skills, this c

6 pairs of Sony headphones on sale this weekend

Mashable / 3h
If you're on the hunt for a new pair of headphones but are counting the days until Black Friday deals come pouring in, we have good news: Some great deals are already here. We've rounded up six pairs of Sony headphones on sale this weekend. Whether you're looking for earbuds for daily workouts or headphones for Netflix binge-watching, there's probably a pair here for you. Take your pick from thes

12 cool drones for photography and more — including some on sale

100+Mashable / 3h
To snap the photo of your dreams, you might have to get creative. You know, like climbing to the roof, flying over a cityscape, or scaling buildings. Oh, you're not Spider-Man? No problem. Just get a drone. Here are 12 drones on sale as of Oct. 31, including drones designed specifically for photography, micro drones, and drones suitable for beginners. Check them out below. E88 Four-Axis High-Defi

F1 live stream 2020: how to watch the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Follow our guide to get an F1 live stream and watch the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton closes in on another Drivers Championship.

Motorola Edge 2: why we want to see a follow-up to the coolest Motorola phone

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Will there be a Motorola Edge 2? There's no way of knowing right now, but we'd certainly hope so – and here's why.

You can start a venture fund if you’re not rich; here’s how

200+TechCrunch / 6h
For years — decades, even — there was little question about whether you could become a venture capitalist if you weren’t comfortable financially. You couldn’t. The people and institutions that invest in venture funds want to know that fund managers have their own “skin in the game,” so they’ve long required a sizable check from the investor’s own pocket before jumping aboard. Think 2% to 3% of th

How social media is preparing for US election chaos

300+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Social media companies are making plans in case of unrest after election day.

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $503 million for VPN patent lawsuit

Apple Pay Virnetx VPN
100+Engadget / 8h
The seemingly endless legal battle between Apple and VirnetX still rages on, and the latest development may cost the tech giant half a billion dollars. A jury in Tyler, Texas has ruled that Apple has to pay VirnetX $502.8 million in royalties for VPN on Demand , the iOS feature that lets users configure their devices to automatically start or stop a VPN connection. According to Bloomberg , it too

Here’s the first IR night-vision rugged smartphone - shame about the screen resolution

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A few intriguing features, but let down by its screen and absence of 5G.

Tesla Hikes Up the Price of 'Full Self-Driving' Option to $10,000

Tesla Full Self-Driving
Gizmodo / 11h
Tesla bumped up the price of its “full self-driving” software option to $10,000 on Friday, making good on CEO Elon Musk’s promise last week to implement a roughly $2,000 price hike in the U.S. It follows the launch of a limited beta version of the software, which lets a select number of U.S. customers use Tesla’s… Read more...

Apple launches AirPods Pro service program: What you need to know

Apple AirPods Pro Service
SlashGear / 12h
Apple has announced a new service program for certain AirPods Pro units, stating that it has determined a ‘small percentage’ of these devices may experience some variety of ‘sound issues.’ As with past service programs related to various issues, Apple is offering to service these potentially affected units for free through a couple of different options. The AirPods Pro is … Continue reading

These are the nastiest cyber threats this Halloween

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Webroot has released its third annual nastiest malware list highlighting the worst cyber threats of the year.

Apple program will replace AirPods Pro buds with crackling, ANC issues

Apple AirPods Pro Issues
100+Engadget / 12h
Occasionally Apple identifies a problem significant enough to launch a program to repair or replace an issue with one of its products, and today it revealed a service program for the AirPods Pro . According to the notice, in devices manufactured before October of this year, “a small percentage of AirPods Pro may experience sound issues.” Apple didn’t specify a cause for the issue, but affected un

Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

New York COVID 19
100+TechCrunch / 12h
Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a pattern that subtly, but reliably, marks a person as likely to be in the early stages of infection. It could make for a much-needed early warning system for the virus. Th

Pack It All up in the Best Fanny Packs, According To Reviewers

58Gizmodo / 13h
Top Product: Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack | $85 | Dagne Dover Read more...

How Tesla super fans get the add-ons they can't get from Elon Musk

Tesla Full Self-Driving
71Mashable / 13h
As soon as Arizona fitness coach Torrey Penn bought his new Tesla Model Y online this September he knew what extras he would need for his new ride — and it didn't involve an extra $10,000 Full Self-Driving advanced driving package with automatic steering, braking, and turning while on any road. Instead Penn, 43, left and headed to Amazon and eBay, where he quickly found what he wanted:

Facebook temporarily pauses awful feature it will reinstate post election

Facebook Political
62Mashable / 13h
Don't worry, militia members will have to wait until after Election Day to be algorithmically pointed to Facebook groups of like-minded individuals . At Wednesday's Senate hearing on ( at least in theory ) Section 230 , Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg let slip a slight behind-the-scenes change his company has taken in the lead up to Nov. 3. Specifically, Zuckerberg offhandedly mentioned that Faceboo

Apple acknowledges AirPods Pro issues, will replace those that crackle and rattle

Apple AirPods Pro Issues
100+TechCrunch / 13h
Are your AirPods Pro earbuds making weird noises? You’re not imagining it — and you’re not the only one. Just a few months after Apple started shipping AirPods Pro, some users started noticing that one or both of their earbuds were rattling or crackling. The noises would reportedly get worse whenever the user moved, and would sometimes only develop after months of use. Apple didn’t say too much a

Hotel Guest Furious When Fire Department Wakes Him Up To Find He’s Alive – And Discovered His Crack

View from the Wing / 13h
The guest was arrested for possession of crack and disorderly conduct. His car had an “improper license plate” and he had no insurance, either. But he didn’t apparently have to pay extra for overstaying checkout time. Continue reading ...

Cloudflare can now show you exactly how many bots are lingering on your website

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13h
Cloudflare users now have access to enhanced analysis of the bot traffic visiting their website.

Why is My iPhone Harassing Me About a Missing Update?

Apple iOS 14.2 iPhone
40Gizmodo / 13h
As many Lifehacker readers know by now, I love a good operating system beta. Risking life on the wild side in return for early access to new features is a trade-off I’m always willing to make, and it generally hasn’t been an issue on my Windows PC or various smartphones. My friends, however, haven’t always been as… Read more...

NASA VIPER rover gets new car-like LED floodlights for hunting mission

20SlashGear / 13h
NASA is giving its VIPER lunar rover a pair of car-like floodlights that resemble the kind you may mount on your truck or Jeep for off-roading at night. The floodlights will be used to illuminate the darkest parts of the Moon, enabling the VIPER rover to hunt for water in places it would otherwise struggle to see. NASA has shown … Continue reading

The 11 best new movies on Amazon Prime Video

Judy Amazon Prime Day Year
26Mashable / 13h
If you're burning through your movie watchlist in 2020, you're not alone . We've watched some killer sci-fi . We're making our way through TV from the '90s . We signed up for Peacock. We even tried Quibi . Yet still we crave more content! Luckily for truly everyone involved, streaming libraries are constantly in flux. That can be sad when your favorite show or movie leaves a known platform, but f

$149 Playdate handheld is 'ready to go,' orders start in early 2021

100+Engadget / 14h
“Playdate is almost done.” That’s the gist of Panic’s latest update on its upcoming pint-sized handheld console. The company says it will begin to take orders for the $149 device in early 2021, with initial manufacturing starting up in November. The first batch will consist of 20,000 units. Panic says it believes that will be enough to satisfy initial demand. “We also pray we didn’t overshoot it

Coronavirus: Is virtual reality tourism about to take off?

200+BBC News - Technology / 14h
Tourism boards, hotels and destinations are turning to virtual reality to woo potential visitors.

Biden/Harris campaign heads to 'Fortnite' ahead of Election Day

Biden US 2020 Fortnite
1KMashable / 14h
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going full-send for the gamer vote. Ahead of Election Day 2020 (have you made your voting plan yet?), the Biden/Harris ticket is headed to Fortnite . In a new custom map, called "Build Back Better with Biden" and located in "Reboot City," players can complete a solo adventure roughly 20-30 minutes long, designed to promote awareness of the candidates' economic reco

Daily Crunch: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal

Armour MyFitnessPal
100+TechCrunch / 14h
Under Armour gives up on one of its big acquisitions, Uber Eats faces complaints over its free delivery policy for Black restaurants and Facebook takes another step to limit QAnon-related content. This is your Daily Crunch for October 30, 2020. The big story: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal Five years after Under Armour acquired MyFitnessPal for $475 million, it’s selling the diet- and exerc

Microsoft makes disposable emails available for all

46TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 14h
Exchange Online users can now make use of disposable emails after support for plus addressing was announced.

Google Meet on web finally gets custom virtual background support

Google Meet Custom
SlashGear / 14h
Google Meet, the company’s video chatting software for quickly launching remote meetings or group calls, has finally received support for virtual backgrounds…if you’re using a web browser, at least. Google Meet users on mobile will need to wait a bit longer to get the same support, but the change is welcome regardless, giving users an arguably session feature already available … Continue reading

iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are

Apple iPhone 12 iPad
300+TechCrunch / 14h
Apple has packed an interesting new accessibility feature into the latest beta of iOS: a system that detects the presence of and distance to people in the view of the iPhone’s camera, so blind users can social distance effectively, among many other things. The feature emerged from Apple’s ARKit, for which the company developed “people occlusion,” which detects people’s shapes and lets virtual ite

'Key & Peele' and other Comedy Central classics head to HBO Max in November

99Engadget / 15h
WarnerMedia hopes a handful of Comedy Central classics may help entice you to subscribe to HBO Max . The streaming service announced today it’s inked a deal to air all episodes of Chappelle’s Show , Inside Amy Schumer , Key & Peele , Nathan for You and Reno 911! -- that’s the original run of the series, not the recent Quibi reboot . You’ll be able to binge-watch the shows starting on November 1st

The Mandalorian Season 2 Started With Its Most Epic Episode Yet

500+Gizmodo / 15h
Season two of The Mandalorian began with an episode that was everything we expected and more. A few pieces of rumored casting were confirmed , some long-time questions were answered , and episode writer-director Jon Favreau gave fans a story straight from an old-school Hollywood Western with the biggest action set piece… Read more...

Early 'reviews' of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X shows it beating Intel Core i9-9900k

96TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 15h
SiSoftware posted an early reviews of the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X and they show impressive performance gains with the new Zen 3 architecture.

Intel may have just shed its most intimate CPU secrets

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 15h
Security researchers can now analyze Intel's microcode patches using Chip Red Pill and the chip maker's decryption key.

Delta says goodbye to the Boeing 777 on Saturday, the one-time ‘queen of our fleet’

200+The Points Guy / 15h
After a four-and-a-half hour flight from Seattle, the pilots flying Delta Air Lines ‘ first Boeing 777 flew low over the runway at the carrier’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport home — rocking their wings back and forth in a symbolic greeting to the crowds below. “This is obviously the new queen of our fleet,” Delta’s then CEO Leo Mullin told journalists The Atlanta Journal-Consti

Q3 earnings find Apple and Google looking to the future for hardware rebounds

100+TechCrunch / 15h
“5G is a once-in-a-decade kind of opportunity,” Tim Cook told the media during the Q&A portion of Apple’s Q3 earnings call. “And we could not be more excited to hit the market exactly when we did.” The truth of the matter is its timing was a mixed bag. Apple was, by some accounts, late to 5G. By the time the company finally announced that it was adding the technology across its lineup of iPhone 1

Google reveals a new Windows zero-day bug it says is under active attack

Google Windows Zero
200+TechCrunch / 15h
Google has dropped details of a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Windows, which it says hackers are actively exploiting. As a result, Google gave Microsoft just a week to fix the vulnerability. That deadline came and went, and Google published details of the vulnerability this afternoon. The vulnerability has no name but is labeled CVE-2020-17087, and affects at least Windows 7 and Windows

DJI Mini 2 4K drone leaked with 31-minute battery

48SlashGear / 15h
Today we’re taking a peek at a leaked set of details about the DJI Mini 2. This drone will reportedly roll with 31 minutes of up-time on a single battery charge, under the best of conditions. It’ll also be capable of capturing 4K video and can reach a maximum altitude of up to 4000 meters. You might as well kiss … Continue reading

9 easy meme-inspired Halloween costumes for 2020

41Mashable / 15h
Looking for a low-effort, last-minute, topical Halloween costume? Meme costumes, like most meme references, rarely age well. But after this disaster of a year, any attempt at levity is probably appreciated. 2020's memes were different than previous years, with TikTok trends dominating internet culture as app downloads skyrocketed through quarantine. The memes from pre-quarantine are drastically d

How to Sign up for Apple One on iPhone and iPad

20How-To Geek / 15h
Apple One is a subscription bundle of the Silicon Valley company’s services that, when combined, cost less than they would when individually packaged together. If you’re looking to save a couple of dollars each month, here’s how to sign up for Apple One using your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Official American Airlines Black Lives Matter Pins Now Available, See Them On Your Next Flight?

52View from the Wing / 15h
American Airlines courted controversy when they began allowing employees to wear makeshift 'Black Lives Matter' pins . The official Black Lives Matter pin is now available for American Airlines employees. It's called "Stand for Change" and "celebrates the diversity of our team members and our customers." It must be ordered by any employee who wants one by November 13. Continue reading ...

Extreme Life Thrived in Hot Asteroid Pit After Dinosaur Extinction, Evidence Suggests

200+Gizmodo / 15h
A gigantic pool of magma emerged beneath Earth’s surface following the impact event that wiped out all non-avian dinosaurs. New research suggests this hellish subterranean chamber hosted a biological ecosystem, a finding that could give clues as to how life emerged during Earth’s tumultuous early days. Read more...

iPhone bug fix could spell disaster for Daylight Savings Time

Apple iPhone 12 Year
20SlashGear / 15h
There is a bit of a bug in the latest iOS with the iOS 14 beta release for iPhone. If you’re using an iPhone with iOS 14 beta and you see a pop-up message about an update every time you unlock your phone, you’re not alone. There would appear to be a short-term fix for the issue that might just … Continue reading

What Can You Expect During Your First Mammogram? And Other Questions, Answered

28Lifehacker / 16h
It’s still Breast Cancer Awareness Month for another day, but mammograms are important year-round. And while some may have had their fair share of appointments over the years, others are just entering—or approaching—that point in their lives. But even with previous experience, mammograms can be sources of stress and… Read more...

Under Armour Will Sell MyFitnessPal for a $130 Million Loss

Armour MyFitnessPal
30How-To Geek / 16h
Under Armour is selling its popular fitness tracking platform MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million. The company said in a press release that Under Armour wants to simplify its brand, focusing on the “target consumer – the Focused Performer,” and its “UA ecosystem.” The sale is expected to go through in the fourth quarter of 2020. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Cancel Your Weekend Plans, 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Is Now on Disney+

Mandalorian Season 2
37How-To Geek / 16h
Arguably, one of the most successful facets of the Disney+ launch was The Mandalorian. It’s nearly everything we love about Star Wars packed into a tightly written show. You get familiar lore, characters, and that space western feel. Oh and the only thing we really care about, Baby Yoda. And now, after far too long a wait, Season 2 has arrived. Here’s everything you need to know. Read This Articl

Spot the robot dog used by NYPD at crime scene

500+Mashable / 16h
Spot the robot dog from Boston Dynamics was seen at an active crime scene in New York City. As reported by the New York Post , the NYPD responded to a shooting over a parking dispute in Cypress Hills in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday around 10 p.m. Spot was photographed by the Post with the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit. Mashable reached out to the NYPD, and will update this story when the age

How Did You Fare During Our Health Reset?

28Lifehacker / 16h
This month, we challenged you to get your health in order , one small action at a time. If you followed along, you got up to date on your vaccines and checkups , put a little thought into meal planning , set up your bedtime and morning routines , and tweaked your home office setup to better support your health. Read more...

Join Greylock’s Asheem Chandna on November 5 at noon PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT to discuss the future of enterprise and cybersecurity investing

100+TechCrunch / 16h
The world of enterprise software and cybersecurity has taken multiple body blows since COVID-19 demolished the in-person office, flinging employees across the world and forcing companies to adapt to an all-remote productivity model. The shift has required companies to rethink not only collaboration software, but also the infrastructure that powers it and the best way to protect assets once their

Joss Whedon’s Lawyers Deny Ray Fisher’s Newest Allegations

24Gizmodo / 16h
When Ray Fisher came forward with allegations earlier this year saying Joss Whedon created a toxic, abusive work environment on the set of Justice League , within a month, Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation into the matter. The studio then claimed Fisher refused to cooperate. There’s now another chapter to… Read more...

Why Hilton should add a new elite tier above Diamond

The Points Guy / 16h
There is lots to love about the Hilton Honors program. Perhaps the best part is how easy it is to achieve elite status. With the right co-branded credit card , you can get top-tier status without even spending a night at a Hilton. Additionally, Hilton just slashed 2021 qualification requirements in half. However, it still has room for improvement . As it stands today, Hilton’s top tier Diamond st

“Not just a virus that kills people”—WHO spotlights long-term COVID-19

New York COVID 19
500+Ars Technica / 16h
Enlarge / A patient receives oxygen inside the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Covid-19 tent at the Ana Francisca Perez de Leon II hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) A significant number of people infected with the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, are experiencing long-term symptoms and taking many weeks or months to fully recover, the World H

Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Verizon Yahoo $50 Stadia
SlashGear / 16h
Stadia had a fairly big October, but one addition you may have missed was the arrival of game streaming over mobile data. Specifically, Google upgraded mobile data streaming from an experimental feature to a fully supported one, thereby allowing users to stream games over 4G and 5G, assuming they have access to 5G where they live. The question is: would … Continue reading

The 10 Best Deals of October 30, 2020

84Gizmodo / 16h
Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

The 10 Best Deals of October 30, 2020

84Lifehacker / 16h
Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Study warns most common Western diet damages gut and fuels inflammation

88SlashGear / 16h
A new study warns that the most common type of Western diet is damaging guts and fueling inflammation, leaving many people with a common, chronic, and particularly painful intestinal condition. The disease is seen in the United States and other Western countries, underscoring the need for a dietary overhaul to protect public health. One particular type of chronic condition, Inflammatory … Continu

2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys pairs iconic name with off-road talent

SlashGear / 16h
Jeep has expanded its Willys range to include its Gladiator pickup, adding an off-road-ready version that certainly looks the part. The first time that a Gladiator has sported the Willys badge, the 2021 Gladiator Willys is more than just an appearance pack, mind, with a limited-slip rear differential among the new features. Dating back all the way to the early … Continue reading

Google Meet starts rolling out custom backgrounds to web users

Google Meet Custom
100+Engadget / 16h
We knew custom backgrounds were coming to Google Meet, but now they’re finally here for everyone. Google has started rolling out the feature to the majority of its customers. At the moment, custom backgrounds are available on Chrome OS, as well as Windows and Mac — provided you access Meet through Chrome. To take advantage of the feature, you won’t need to install an extension or any additional s

Shiny Pokemon GO Halloween weekend and how to win

SlashGear / 16h
If you’re out there this weekend playing Pokemon GO on Halloween, you’re going to have a spooky time. Starting on October 31, 2020 at 11AM local time, you’ll start to see none other than the most evil fire-wielding Pokemon on earth: Shiny Alolan Marowak! Of course you’ll need to defeat said Marowak in battle as a Raid boss – but … Continue reading

People Think They're Seeing Murder Hornets Everywhere Now

36Gizmodo / 16h
Last week—in what might somehow qualify as good news for 2020—bug scientists in Washington State reported discovering and then destroying the first known Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. These invasive predators pose a serious threat to bees, and researchers are desperate to stop their spread within North America. Read more...

AWS unveils highly secure cloud 'enclaves' for your most confidential data

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AWS will now allow organizations to carve out an isolated environment on any EC2 instance powered by its Nitro System.

Pack It All up in the Best Fanny Packs, According To Reviewers

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Top Product: Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack | $85 | Dagne Dover Read more...

The scooter battle for New York City is on

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New York City, one of the most coveted shared micromobility markets in the industry, has released its request for interest in its electric scooter pilot, officially kicking off what promises to be a competitive battle among companies vying for a chance to operate their businesses in the city. The city also released a request for expressions of interest, or “RFEI,” for companies that provide ancil

Say goodbye to glasses cases with these lens clips — Future Blink

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This lens protector, the Oqular Clip , covers each lens so you can protect your glasses without the bulky case. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Glasses Accessories , Glasses Care , Future Blink , and Culture

You can tweet at this AI-powered recipe tool to reduce food waste — Strictly Robots

20Mashable / 16h
Kroger launched a new tool, called Chefbot , to cut back on food waste. To use it, just tweet at Chefbot. Read more... More about Twitter , Mashable Video , Artificial Intelligence , Food Waste , and Kroger

Starlink Terms of Service Demands That Users “Recognize Mars as a Free Planet”

5KFuturism / 16h
Free Mars This month, SpaceX kicked off a closed beta for its Starlink satellite internet service. Upon digging through the company’s terms of service, an eagle-eyed Twitter user discovered that beta testers were signing up for a lot more than they might have thought. “For Services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as

Is it too late for the US to execute a pandemic plan?

72Ars Technica / 17h
Enlarge / A woman in France displays a contact tracing app. (credit: DAMIEN MEYER / Getty Images ) There's a standard set of best practices for disease outbreaks that includes a process called contact tracing. Each time you identify someone infected, you figure out who they've been in proximity to during the time they were infectious. You then get the person infected to self-isolate, and also con

Make a Dark, Tropical Cocktail With Mexican Fernet

56Lifehacker / 17h
Last Wednesday, in an act of bored desperation, I went live on Instagram and mixed a few cocktails for an audience of 10. I made a pickletini , then I mixed some shitty rosé with a blackberry shrub , then I just started pulling random bottles from my bar cart and demanding the viewers “give me a liquor” on which to… Read more...

Logistics and truck rental giant Ryder joins the businesses making the jump into venture capital in 2020

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While the launch of a $50 million venture capital fund by the shipping, logistics, and truck rental company Ryder System may have seemed like an odd strategic move, it’s actually the culmination of roughly three years of investment activity from the Florida-based company. Ryder’s push to create its own venture fund is actually part of a broader trend among corporations who have used the COVID-19

Google’s Project Zero discloses Windows 0day that’s been under active exploit

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Google’s project zero says that hackers have been actively exploiting a Windows zeroday that isn’t likely to be patched until almost two weeks from now. In keeping with long-standing policy, Google’s vulnerability research group gave Microsoft a seven-day deadline to fix the security flaw because it’s under active exploit. Normally, Project Zero discloses vulnerabi

CDC lifts no-sail order for cruise ships. But there’s a catch

69The Points Guy / 17h
It’s official: Cruise ships can start sailing again out of U.S. ports. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday said it would not extend its “no-sail” order for cruise ships that operate in U.S. waters beyond the end of this month. The order is scheduled to expire at midnight on Saturday. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s new cruise newsletter St

How to Spot a Counterfeit N95 Mask

64Lifehacker / 17h
N95 respirator masks are more effective at stopping coronavirus-containing droplets than disposable surgical or cloth masks. But since they’re in such high demand, there’s a booming market in counterfeit and mislabeled masks. Recently, authorities in Hong Kong seized 100,000 fake N95s that they say were intended for… Read more...

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide to Kid Culture: Sweater Weather Edition

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28Lifehacker / 17h
Starbucks is selling pumpkin spice lattes. The days are getting shorter. America is slipping into a chaotic death spiral from which it may never recover. In other words, it’s fall! So put on a cozy sweater and get ready for an Out of Touch Guide that’s positively autumnal . Read more...

Michelle Monaghan tells a spooky story

Mashable / 17h
Michelle Monaghan tells a true ghost story from when she stayed at a haunted hotel in Canada. Read more... More about Halloween , Mashable Video , Scary , Michelle Monaghan , and The Craft Legacy

Daimler Trucks’ self-driving haulage finds a key part of its autonomous vision

Daimler Trucks Luminar
SlashGear / 17h
Daimler Trucks just gone done inking a collaboration with Waymo, and now it’s picking out cutting edge sensors for its self-driving haulage as the pieces slot into place for autonomy. The German automaker announced earlier this week that it would be working with Google spin-off Waymo on an autonomous truck to be sold commercially in the US in the coming … Continue reading

Nestlé acquires healthy meal startup Freshly for up to $1.5B

200+TechCrunch / 17h
Nestlé USA just announced that it has acquired Freshly for $1.5 billion — $950 million plus potential earnouts of up to $550 million based on future growth. Founded in 2015, Freshly is a New York City-based startup that offers healthy meals delivered to your home in weekly orders, which can then be prepared in a few minutes in your microwave or oven. So you get the benefit of fresh, healthy meals

Google Meet finally catches up with Zoom, Teams with custom backgrounds

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Google Meet users can now replace their background with one of Google's hand-picked images or use their own.

Modified drones help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions

100+Engadget / 17h
Mount St. Helens, Vesuvius, Krakatoa: history is full of volcanic eruptions that took humans by surprise and caused devastating damage. But with the help of drones, an international team of scientists from the US and seven other countries say they’ve developed a system for better predicting when an active volcano will erupt. In May 2019, the Above Project traveled to Papua New Guinea to visit the

PUBG Mobile loses huge market as ban goes into effect

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SlashGear / 17h
It looks like we’ve reached the end of the road for PUBG Mobile in India – at least for the time being. Back in September, the Indian government banned more than 100 apps due to connections to China. Since PUBG Mobile was published in India by Tencent, a Chinese company, it was included in that ban, which left PUBG Corp … Continue reading

Robot Camera Mistakes Soccer Ref’s Bald Head For Ball

500+Futurism / 17h
Soccer Bald Fans of the soccer team Caledonian Thistle FC from Inverness, Scotland, experienced something hilarious this week when the robot camera operator — automatically trained to keep the lens trained on the soccer ball using AI — kept mistaking the linesman’s bald head for the ball, as IFL Science reports . The result: angry (or amused) soccer fans kept losing track of the game because the

Big tech’s ‘blackbox’ algorithms face regulatory oversight under EU plan

100+TechCrunch / 17h
Major Internet platforms will be required to open up their algorithms to regulatory oversight under proposals European lawmakers are set to introduce next month. In a speech today Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager suggested algorithmic accountability will be a key plank of the forthcoming legislative digital package — with draft rules incoming that will require platforms to explain how their reco

Pandemic Halloween trick-or-treat safety: Washing candy and other studies

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47SlashGear / 17h
Halloween is unique this year: it falls on a weekend, meaning children will be off from school to celebrate, it will take place during a full moon, and, of course, it coincides with a very contagious respiratory virus driving a global pandemic. Public health officials have made it clear that trick-or-treating and other usual festivities aren’t acceptable this year, but … Continue reading

The brand-new Apple Watch SE costs less than $300 with this early Black Friday deal

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The affordable Apple Watch SE is even cheaper with this early Black Friday deal, discounting the essential Apple wearable.

Don't get your hopes up for the first facemask with built-in earbuds

100+Engadget / 17h
Of course masks are the latest craze in wearable tech. There’s LG’s “wearable air purifier” with battery-powered fans, an upcoming Belgian mask with temperature, oxygen saturation and breath sensors, as well as a Japanese mask that translates what you say into one of eight languages. The $50 Maskfone is the latest entrant in this new category of wearable devices and the company markets it as the

Why is My iPhone Harassing Me About a Missing Update?

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40Lifehacker / 17h
As many Lifehacker readers know by now, I love a good operating system beta. Risking life on the wild side in return for early access to new features is a trade-off I’m always willing to make, and it generally hasn’t been an issue on my Windows PC or various smartphones. My friends, however, haven’t always been as… Read more...

World Of Hyatt Credit Card Review (2020)

100+One Mile at a Time / 17h
The World Of Hyatt Credit Card 4x points at Hyatt properties 2x points at restaurants no foreign transaction fees Annual Fee: $95 Apply Now In general, I think hotel credit cards are incredibly underrated. They can offer huge perks that more offset the annual fees, and some cards even offer free nights that can get you a lot of value. While I have quite a few hotel credit cards, in this post I wa

McDonald’s McRib is back, with delivery – When and where in 2020

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SlashGear / 17h
Precious artificial scarcity, the McDonalds McRib knows you so well! McDonalds revealed details about the 2020 McRib launch today with a tip on how massive their launch will be. This, a moment to remember in the history of extruded pork-adjacent foods, will be one to remember. Not only will this be the first time since 2012 that the McRib is … Continue reading

Ubisoft pulls post about PS4 games not working on PS5, cites 'inaccuracies' (updated)

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300+Engadget / 17h
Sony has been promising for a while that 99 percent of PlayStation 4 games will be backward compatible on PS5. It recently released a list of just a few titles that won't make the cut . However, Ubisoft says PlayStation 5 won't support some of its games either. In a blog post laying out how cross-play and cross-progression work on Ubisoft Connect , the publisher revealed some Assassin's Creed tit

Trick Your Kids into Eating Meals by Calling Them 'Big Snacks'

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My son is a person down to eat dinner basically at any point. It’s just before 10 a.m. as I write these words, and I bet he’d be game to eat dinner right now if I asked him. (He’d be surprised at the offer, but I’m almost certain that surprise would quickly be replaced by excitement.) This isn’t the case for all kids,… Read more...

Apple One, Apple’s answer to Amazon Prime, is finally launching

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100+Ars Technica / 18h
Enlarge / Apple One tiers. (credit: Apple) Apple’s all-in-one subscription services bundle, Apple One, launches today, according to a confirmation given to Bloomberg by Apple CFO Luca Maestri. CEO Tim Cook also confirmed the bundle’s imminent launch on the company’s quarterly investor call yesterday. Apple One offers three plans: individual, family, and premier. Each offers some subset or combina

Watch Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' mode fail on San Francisco's twistiest street

Tesla Full Self-Driving
1KMashable / 18h
Tesla's new "Full Self-Driving" mode (that isn't actually fully autonomous, and still requires drivers to hold the wheel and pay attention) just got owned by a famous San Francisco street. On Friday, Tesla vlogger Tesla Raj posted his driving experience with the FSD beta on San Francisco's crooked Lombard Street about a week after the new driving mode was released to a select group of drivers. FS

Motorola says “new” Moto Razrs shouldn’t arrive in used condition anymore

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56Ars Technica / 18h
The new Moto Razr. It's got updated specs and a slightly different design. [credit: Motorola ] If you buy a new Moto Razr 5G, it might not seem all that "new" when you get it. A very interesting note (first spotted by The Verge ) is at the bottom of the Amazon product description, which says that your Moto Razr will be opened before it gets to you, it's going to be folded, and, oh, we're sorry if

CDC Lifts Cruise Ship ‘No Sail’ Order. Will You Cruise?

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In the context of a growing epidemic in the U.S., I wouldn't go anywhere near a cruise ship but also don't see much public health benefit from banning them either providing rigorous testing is in place. Will you cruise while before the pandemic ends? Continue reading ...

How to Save Money on (Good) Coffee

36Lifehacker / 18h
Look, if coffee is one of the small daily habits that brings you true joy, we’re not here to tell you to cut back or spend less. The cliché that money spent on avocado toast and lattes is what’s holding you back from being a millionaire is oversimplified and, well, silly . So drink what you enjoy, and pay for the… Read more...

This Guy Is Creating Actual Diamonds From Reclaimed CO2

4KFuturism / 18h
They’re Forever Coming soon: carbon-negative diamonds made from nothing but atmospheric CO2 and rainwater. A British clean energy company called Ecotricity, founded by environmentalist Dale Vince, told The Guardian that it plans to clean up the diamond industry, which has devastating effects on the environment — and has a whole lot of blood on its hands. The plan, Vince says, is to suck greenhous

Why Are Lines at Polling Places So Long? Math

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It’s a resource allocation problem, a tough challenge in “queueing theory.” It’s also racism.

It's Hard to Escape Facebook's Vortex of Polarization

300+Wired / 18h
Suggesting other news sources only reinforces users' political beliefs. Another study finds that quitting the social media giant leaves people less informed.

Mandalorian season 2 premiere: This is (still) the way

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28Ars Technica / 18h
Enlarge / They're back! (credit: Lucasfilm) Last year, Disney dropped The Mandalorian , a Disney+ exclusive Star Wars TV series, into one of its most crowded entertainment years of all time. Avengers Endgame un-snapped the world . Leia and Kylo died . Heck, the company released three live-action remakes of cartoon classics last year. This year, a new season of The Mandalorian no longer has the be

Pixel 5 and 4a 5G detailed for AT&T release

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SlashGear / 18h
Today we’re looking at what it’ll meant to purchase a Google Pixel 5 or Google Pixel 4a 5G from AT&T. Both devices were revealed to be released in November of 2020, at which point they’ll both have 5G connectivity – or 5G so far as AT&T provides it. The Google Pixel 5 will be available on November 6th both in-store … Continue reading

Grab a free Google Nest speaker with this Google Pixel 5 deal: 100GB for £36/pm

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This Three Google Pixel 5 deal delivers oodles of data for just £36/pm and £29 upfront, plus you'll get a Google Nest smart speaker totally free.

Use the Force and/or Money To Reel in All This Fun, Goofy Baby Yoda Merch

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There’s a lot about the first season of Disney+’s The Mandalorian that worked, from the intriguing lore around the bounty hunter himself to the Western-inspired tone and prospect of an actually-compelling, more adult-oriented serialized Star Wars tale. But really, it was Baby Yoda, right? Officially “The Child,” a… Read more...

Honor Band 6 release date, price, news and rumors

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The Honor Band 6 could be one of the cheapest fitness trackers of 2020 - and it's almost here.

Overclockers get ready: the RTX 3080 is getting a water-cooled upgrade

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Asus and EK are teaming up to integrate water cooling into the GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards.

Take great notes with this smart pen and writing pad combo

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Most people need a good note-taking system. Students jot down useful information during classes to prepare for exams, professionals record a client's pain points and preferences to win business, creatives document their latest ideas and observations to capture inspiration whenever it strikes and the list goes on. What makes a good note-taking system, though, differs from person to person. Some pr

Your Netflix Subscription Just Got Pricier

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100+Lifehacker / 18h
Yesterday, Netflix announced its first price hike in nearly two years. (Adam Sandler originals like Hubie Halloween don’t pay for themselves.) The new plans have changed to: Read more...

There’s a Chance This Giant Asteroid Will Smash Earth in 2068

5KFuturism / 18h
Close Calls In 48 years, an asteroid named after the Egyptian God of Chaos Apophis might hit the Earth. Apophis will pass particularly close to the Earth in 2068, Popular Mechanics reports . And because its orbit is drifting little by little, there’s a chance that it actually hits us. The odds of that happening are fairly low — but the risk, scientists say, is real. Wave Hello Even before then, A

Microsoft warns hackers are still abusing Windows Zerologon bug

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Microsoft has issued a new warning and updated its guidance on how to patch the Zerologon vulnerability on Windows Server devices.

Facebook pauses recommendations of political and social issues groups

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77Engadget / 18h
Amid a wave of actions Facebook has taken to prepare for next week's presidential election, it has stopped recommending groups that focus on political or social issues. For the time being, users won't see recommendations of new groups either. It's not clear when Facebook stopped making those recommendations. CEO Mark Zuckerberg briefly noted the change during his Senate testimony this week, and a

Apex Legends Season 7 gameplay trailer shows us Horizon in action

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SlashGear / 18h
For a little while now, EA and Respawn Entertainment have been teasing Apex Legends Season 7. This is a big one for Apex Legends, because not only will a new character called Horizon be launching for the game, but Apex Legends will also be going live on Steam with the arrival of the new season. Today, EA and Respawn published … Continue reading

PS5 pre-orders: all the latest stock information and updates ahead of launch

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PS5 pre-orders are still out of stock, but there might be hope if there's a final wave before launch.

2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid Review – 55 TFSI e doesn’t compromise for electric

26SlashGear / 19h
Audi’s strategy with electrification has been “don’t rock a smooth-sailing boat,” and it’s sticking with that recipe for the 2020 Q5 55 TFSI e. If the e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback feel much like regular Audi models that just so happen to be all-electric, the Q5 plug-in hybrid sticks even closer to that recipe. There’s no conspicuous “Hybrid” badging on … Continue reading

Disney Builds Horrifying Skinless Robot With Terrifyingly Human Eyes

500+Futurism / 19h
Eye Hate It Happy Halloween, everyone. A team of researchers at Disney have built a terrifying animatronic robot — an experiment in replicating the “gaze” of a human in order to appear more lifelike. And as evidenced in a video, fleshless visage of the robotic monstrosity is terrifying, with realistic eyes — fleshy exposed eyelids and all — staring right into your soul. And let’s not even get sta

Are the Apple One Subscription Bundles Worth It? Let's Math It Out

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Apple’s new subscription bundles launch today as Apple One. But how much are you really saving by subscribing to apps you might not even need? Read more...

Chevy will start selling EV retrofit kits in 2021

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2KEngadget / 19h
You’ll soon be able to buy an electric Chevrolet motor just as easily as one of its gas engines. After years of prototypes , the automaker plans to start selling crate electric motors and batteries to consumers by the second half of next year (via autoblog ). And to showcase what you’ll be able to do with the tech, Chevy detailed a 1977 K5 Blazer conversion its Performance team completed using a

Doomed Philae lander accidentally did a science by denting the comet

100+Ars Technica / 19h
Enlarge / The close-ups highlight the bright ice exposed in the boulders when Philae struck them during its second touchdown (green box above). (credit: O'Rourke et al./Nature ) The Rosetta mission’s attempt to drop the Philae lander on a comet in 2014 didn’t go according to plan. The harpoon mechanism meant to stick Philae to terra-not-quite-firma didn’t work, and poor Philae ended up bouncing a

New GV partner Terri Burns has a simple investment thesis: Gen Z

200+TechCrunch / 19h
In 2015, then-Twitter product manager Terri Burns penned a piece about staying optimistic despite the sexism and racism that exists expansively within tech. “America has broke my heart countless times, but I believe that technology can be a tool to mend some of the woes of the world and produce tools to better humanity,” she wrote. “It’s hard to continue to believe this when the industry holding

Will Living in a Personal Bubble Protect You From the Horrors of the Outside World?

100+Lifehacker / 19h
Apparently wearing a small piece of fabric affixed to your face has caused such fervent debate in our society that companies are trying to find new and “innovative” solutions to shield your face. Author Celeste Ng uncovered a real gem when she tweeted about these personal social distancing pods: Read more...

8 factors to get right when selecting your remote work resort

The Points Guy / 19h
Ready to trade in your home office for a luxurious resort or hotel? Perhaps you want to relocate to a new city, or spend a month answering emails from the beach. Or, maybe, you’re ready to spend winter working from a ski resort. With the Work From Hyatt program , for example, travelers can choose from 90 properties across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean — all of which include standard perks su

Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next?

200+TechCrunch / 19h
It wasn’t the lingering exhaustion that made Christine Huang, a New York public school teacher, leave the profession. Or the low pay. Or the fact that she rarely had time to spend with her kids after the school day due to workload demands. Instead, Huang left teaching after seven years because of how New York City handled the coronavirus pandemic in schools. “Honestly, I have no confidence in the opens new office in Paris

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VC firm is expanding its footprint in Europe with a new office in Paris, as well as a new Paris-based partner. Jonathan Userovici, who previously worked for Idinvest Partners , is joining as partner and head of the Paris office. Originally founded in the U.S. 20 years ago, has been expanding to new geographies over the past few years. It has offices in San Francis

The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 1 Easter Eggs

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SlashGear / 19h
The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere was released today – time for the Easter Egg hunt! Today we’re taking a crack at finding the full collection of Easter Eggs, references, and callbacks in the first episode of the second season, starting with the first scene and ending with the very last – the very BIGGEST – secret element of all. Before … Continue reading

Four Reasons I Prefer The A350 To The 787

500+One Mile at a Time / 19h
As we see airlines continue to retire four engine planes, it’s pretty clear that the future of long haul aviation involves planes with two engines. In that sense, the two planes that are really revolutionizing air travel are the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787. Vietnam Airlines A350-900 What makes these planes so incredible is their fuel efficiency, long range, low operating costs, and fairly low capa

His House Puts a Fresh Coat of Terror on the Haunting Genre

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After barely escaping the horrors of war in South Sudan, Rial ( Lovecraft Country ’s Wunmi Mosaku) and Bol (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) Majul have made it all the way to London and into their first home. But their apparent good fortune has a terrifying downside, as Remi Weekes’ chilling His House soon reveals. Read more...

When is The Mandalorian season 2 episode 2 released on Disney Plus?

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Here's The Mandalorian season 2's release schedule, including when the next episode is out on Disney Plus.

Samsung redesigns its Galaxy Store to focus on games

Samsung Galaxy Store
55Engadget / 19h
Samsung wants its phones to be the go-to option for mobile gamers, and it’s taking another step towards achieving that goal. The redesigned Galaxy Store has just two home screen tabs: one for apps and one for games. Each time you buy a game from the Galaxy Store, you'll earn rewards points that you can put towards another one down the line. You’ll also find exclusive promos and previews on the ga

How to Summon AR Ghosts With a Google Search

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100+Lifehacker / 20h
Halloween is my favorite holiday, but just like everything else in 2020, this year won’t be as festive for most of us. If you’re starved for some good-natured spooky vibes, you can try banishing the blah by summoning a ghost or reanimated skeleton to dance for you—digitally, at least. Read more...

Get the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 for $70 off before Black Friday

Black Friday Best Buy
60Mashable / 20h
SAVE $70: The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 in 40mm and 44mm are on sale for $179.99 and $199.99, respectively, as of Oct. 30. We've been at home for a long time now. Most everyone is working from home, learning from home, and probably doing a lot of sitting around. If you don't have a home gym, you could probably use a little motivation to get you moving around. This Black Friday (so, starting no

It's Alexa's birthday — celebrate with these amazing deals on Amazon devices

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50Mashable / 20h
SAVE UP TO 62% : Amazon is having a massive sale on all of its devices in honor of its Alexa smart assistant's birthday on Nov. 6 — here are its best deals as of Oct. 30: BEST ECHO DEAL: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) — $18.99 (save 62%); comes with a free Sengled smart bulb BEST FIRE TV DEAL: Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote — $29.99 (save 40%) BEST KINDLE DEAL: Kindle (10th Gen) — $59.99 (save 33%)

Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways

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100+TechCrunch / 20h
Daimler’s trucks division has invested in lidar developer Luminar as part of a broader partnership to produce autonomous trucks capable of navigating highways without a human driver behind the wheel. The deal, which comes just days after Daimler and Waymo announced plans to work together to build an autonomous version of the Freightliner Cascadia truck, is the latest action by the German manufact

Self-Driving Racecar Hits Accelerator, Immediately Crashes Into Wall

2KFuturism / 20h
Turn! Turn! Talk about schadenfreude. A self-driving racecar had a terrible start during the first-ever live broadcast of Roborace, a competition in which autonomous electric racecars go head to head As soon as it started its lap, it abruptly turned right and smashed headfirst into a concrete wall, Car and Driver reports . The car, programmed by team Acronis SIT Autonomous from Switzerland, liter

The LG Wing 5G is Coming to T-Mobile on November 6

28How-To Geek / 20h
T-Mobile just announced that the LG Wing 5G smartphone is coming to the carrier on November 6. Because the phone’s main screen swivels out to a T-shape, T-Mobile is offering customers a free second LG Wing after 24 monthly bill credits after buying their first one, without needing to trade in a device or add another line. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

As If the Platypus Couldn’t Get Any Weirder

5KGizmodo / 20h
The platypus is nature’s crazy quilt, as this strange creature looks like about a half-dozen different animals all rolled into one. Turns out that platypuses were hiding yet another conspicuous feature: THEY CAN FREAKIN’ GLOW IN THE DARK. Read more...

Now that most Black Friday ads are out, here are the best early TV deals

Black Friday Best Buy
42Mashable / 20h
Need guidance at a glance? These are our favorite TV deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Dell, and Amazon as of Oct. 30: SAMSUNG: Samsung The Frame 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TV — $947.99 (save $362) LG: LG 55-inch NanoCell 81 Series 4K Smart TV (55NANO81ANA) — $499.99 (save $150) Sony: Sony 77-inch OLED A9G Series 4K HDR Smart TV (XBR77A9G) — $3,499 (save $3,500 Most years, the TV sections of Black Friday a

Last Chance: Buy Alaska Miles With Up To 60% Bonus (1.72 Cents Per Mile)

1KOne Mile at a Time / 20h
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, both thanks to the frequency with which it sells miles, and what a good deal redemptions can be. Keep in mind that Alaska is joining the oneworld alliance in March 2021 — while I can’t guarantee it will improve the value proposition of Mileage Plan, it does mean the airline will have lots more redemption partners. In e

Scammers Are Pretending They Saw You Naked on Zoom

100+Gizmodo / 20h
In an era of Jeffrey Toobin and always-on webcams, scammers have launched a new grift that involves claiming that they have access to your naked Zoom videos. Read more...

Soothe Your Anxiety With These Election Day Deals and Freebies

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As you may have heard, Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day. Maybe you’ve already voted by mail or stood in line to hit the polls early, or perhaps you’re gearing up to cast your ballot on the day itself. Regardless of your chosen method, a bunch of companies are offering Election Day deals and freebies as a way to… Read more...

Amazon and Google’s True Advantage

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These companies have mastered spending big to stay Big Tech.

17 Players in Five States, Composing Over the Internet

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Alarm Will Sound used multiple videoconferencing tools to master the ambiguities of Tyshawn Sorey’s “Autoschediasms.”

Daylight Savings officially sucks, according to sleep researchers

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It happens twice a year. We spring forward and fall back an hour for Daylight Savings, but is it worth it? Read more... More about Science , Mashable Video , Sleep , Daylight Savings Time , and Daylight Savings

20 Years Later, Pulse Is Still the Creepiest Horror Movie About Internet Ghosts

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Pulse begins with an ancient sound: the screech of a dial-up internet connection . At the time of its release in 2001, however, that sound signified a new form of communication that had already begun to change the world. The movie takes a look at where that technology will take us , and forecasts nothing but doom. Read more...

Skullcandy's Incredibly Cheap Wire-Free Earbuds Sound a Lot Better Than You'd Expect

Apple AirPods Pro Service
40Gizmodo / 20h
Released to coincide with the news that the iPhone 12 line would no longer ship with headphones, Apple’s new $50 Beats Flex are the cheapest wireless earbuds the company sells—but they’re not completely wireless, and they’re not that cheap. Skullcandy’s new Jib True wireless earbuds easily best Beats with a truly… Read more...

This 55" 4K TCL Smart TV Hangs on Your Wall for $200

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TCL 55" S434 4K Smart TV | $200 | Best Buy Read more...

Puffco Peak Pro: The most futuristic dabbing device yet

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Puffco Peak Pro $399.99 View Product The Good Larger capacity in a thinner device • Fast charging • Sturdy redesign The Bad iPhone app can be problematic • Expensive The Bottom Line The best device for the most gourmet form of cannabis consumption — with a price to match. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.5 😎 Cool Factor 5.0 📘Learning Curve 4.0 💪Performance 4.5 💵Bang for the Buck 3.5 When I began a cautious

[Roundup] In 2021 Loyalty Programs Will Buy An Airline And Acquire Non-Air Businesses

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

Roborace engineer explains why a driverless racecar drove into a wall

Self Driving Roborace Car
200+Engadget / 20h
A video of an unfortunate (albeit kinda hilarious) Roborace incident made the rounds on Thursday. It showed an SIT Acronis Autonomous racecar immediately veering to the right at the start of a lap and c rashing into a wall. An engineer from SIT has since taken to Reddit to explain how the embarrassing incident happened during the Season Beta 1.1 race. They wrote that a problem emerged during the

Dinosaurs Are Even Scarier When They're Zombies

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In his short story "Hell Creek," horror author Robert Cargill tackles one of the scariest ideas ever: an undead dino apocalypse.

What's Worse Than Foreign Election Interference? QAnon

400+Wired / 20h
Tech companies need to be held responsible for enabling spread of the movement's conspiracies.

Teampay adds $5M to its Series A at higher valuation after growing ARR 320% growth since the round

Teampay Series FVC
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What do you call the grey area between a Series A and a Series B? In 2020, when the money is taken on opportunistically, you call it a Series A-1 extension, according to Teampay . Even if the new capital was raised at a new, higher valuation. At least that’s what Teampay CEO Andrew Hoag has done with his company’s new $5 million investment, adding it onto its September, 2019-era Series A. TechCru

Scientists: Earth Should Brace Itself For Multi-Decade “Mega-Droughts”

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Mad Max According to researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia, our planet will likely be hit with more “mega-droughts” — meaning they last longer than two decades — thanks in large part due to climate change. The team studied geological records from the Eemian Period, ranging from 129,000 to 116,000 years ago — the second-to-last time when the planet was between ice ages, when t

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Verse costume has its own unique animation

Miles Morales Spider-Man
SlashGear / 20h
One of the most enjoyable parts about Marvel’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 was unlocking and wearing all of the different costumes available in the game. The Web-Head has had a ton of different looks throughout the years, and many of them are represented in Spider-Man on PS4. Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which is something of a follow-up to Marvel’s Spider-Man and … Continue reading

How to Watch Tonight's 'Hocus Pocus' Charity Reunion Show

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For members of a certain generation, Hocus Pocus is among the most iconic Halloween-themed films ever made. These fans will definitely want to join their coven as the three Sanderson Sisters—played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi—get together tonight for a live-streaming charity reunion show. Read more...

Oda aren't just speakers, they're a $299 ticket to live music

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I am a bit of a live music junkie. In my twenties I would often go to at least one show a week (and often many more). Even now, as I unenthusiastically race towards 40, with a career, a small child and generally a lot more obligations, I try to see at least one concert a month. When the pandemic shut everything down in mid-March I already had four shows scheduled through the middle of May. Obviou

How to View 3D Halloween Characters in AR Using Your Phone

Google Halloween AR
67How-To Geek / 21h
Halloween is the time of year when people like to get a little spooky. Your home might already be decked out in ghosts and skeletons, but Google’s 3D augmented reality (AR) objects can take it to the next level. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Here's How to Request a Free PS5 Adapter for Your PSVR Camera

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45How-To Geek / 21h
PlayStation VR isn’t going anywhere. The low-cost virtual reality hardware works on PS5, so you can continue playing old and new VR titles on your next-gen console. Unfortunately, your PSVR camera can’t plug into the PS5 without an adapter. You can request an adapter for free through Sony’s website. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple One subscriptions just launched – Plans and pricing

iCloud Apple One Month
SlashGear / 21h
Today Apple One subscriptions launched in the morning. This Apple One Subscription system will likely appear on your iPhone first, then spread throughout the Apple ecosystem. The Apple One Subscription was first revealed earlier this year as a way for Apple users to combine their favorite systems into one single Apple subscription service – now’s the time for that subscription … Continue reading

What to Do if You See a Ghost

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So you’ve had an encounter with a ghost. All of a sudden the air turned cold; a light flickered; a shadowy figure floated in a dark corner; when you asked if you were in the presence of a spirit, the Ouija planchette in your shaking hand dragged itself toward “YES.” Naysayers be damned, you know you’ve been contacted… Read more...

This 55" 4K TCL Smart TV Hangs on Your Wall for $200

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Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa

PC Capital UK Fertifa
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U.K.-based Fertifa has bagged a £1 million (~$1.3 million) seed to plug into a fertility-focused workplace benefits platform. Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel investors. The August 2019-founded startup sells bespoke reproductive health and fertility packages to U.K. employers to offer as workplace benefits to their staff — drawing on the use of te

Reliance Jio Platforms tops 400M subscribers, explores expanding services outside of India

India PUBG Reliance
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Reliance Jio Platforms, the telecom venture run by India’s richest man ( Mukesh Ambani), had 405.6 million subscribers in the quarter that ended in September, becoming the first operator outside of China to cross 400 million subscribers in a single-country market. The Facebook and Google-backed telecom operator said its finances have improved, too, despite the pandemic. Its EBIDTA run rate crosse

Acer's five new gaming monitors could be perfect buys for PC gamers

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Acer's new Predator and Nitro monitors are better and more affordable than previous releases.

Logitech made official gaming gear for 'League of Legends' band K/DA

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K-pop frenzy is at an all-time high and tech companies continue to collaborate with the genre’s biggest bands in the hopes of luring fans to buy their goods. After the virtual League of Legends K-pop band K/DA announced its comeback and upcoming EP this year , Logitech shared today that it’s making a line of gaming gear “inspired by the [band’s] aesthetic.” The K/DA merch is part of the first col

Let's Make Some Dumplings

200+Lifehacker / 21h
Outside of chicken and dumplings and matzo ball soup, you don’t see many recipes for humble blobs of boiled dough. This is a huge missed opportunity. Fast, simple, comforting, and cheap, dumplings are the ultimate home cooking hack, and as we round the corner on Soup and Stew Season, it’s the perfect time to get… Read more...

Space investors will see into the future at TechCrunch Sessions: Space

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If the projections are to be believed, the amount of money swirling around the space industry is poised to grow considerably over the next decade. Consider that the aviation giant Boeing estimates that the aerospace market will reach $3 trillion in market size between now and 2029. It’s most certainly in Boeing’s best interests to produce a big number, but it’s also in line with other projections

Cloud infrastructure revenue grows 33% this quarter to almost $33B

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The cloud infrastructure market kept growing at a brisk pace last quarter, as the pandemic continued to push more companies to the cloud with offices shut down in much of the world. This week the big three — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — all reported their numbers and, as expected, the news was good, with Synergy Research reporting revenue growth of 33% year over year, up to almost $33 billion f

Facebook dark mode is finally coming to iPhone and Android

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The official Facebook app gets a darker coat of paint.

How to Set Up and Use Home & Away Routines with Google Assistant

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Smart home devices are great when they work automatically without your input. It feels like the future we’ve seen in movies. Getting this to actually happen isn’t as easy it looks, though. That’s where Google Assistant’s Home & Away routines can help. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Train You in The Force, Yoda Will in ''Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy's Edge'

28How-To Geek / 21h
Arguably one of the best reasons to own a VR headset is to play Vader Immortal. The game puts you deep into the Star Wars universe, and staring up at Darth Vader’s towering figure is a humbling moment. It’s starting to look like Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will follow in its footsteps, only this time you’ll look down at Yoda. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' Gets an Awesomely Animated 'Spider-Verse' Suit

Miles Morales Spider-Man
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Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was one of the best animated movies of the last few years. It was so good and so popular that it’s probably why the young web-swinger it focuses on, Miles Morales, was included in the also-excellent Spider-Man PS4 game. The sequel focuses on Miles, and includes a wonderful outfit from the Spider-Verse movie. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Holiday 2020: The Best 'Roblox' Gifts

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Roblox has become a fast favorite among younger gamers because of its focus on creativity over traditional gameplay, like Minecraft. The immersive platform allows players to create their own mini 3D worlds and games, with seemingly endless possibilities. Then, they can invite other players to join the fun. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Diary From a Lifetime of Tech Failure

63Gizmodo / 21h
On my 32nd birthday, my 22-year-old sister mailed me a first-generation Tamagotchi. Too young to have suffered the Tamagotchi herself, she may have sweetly assumed that I was once the kind of focused, enraptured child from the throwback commercial—one with an innate or even competent grasp of faddish handheld… Read more...

There's a lot to look forward to in 'Apex Legends' season seven

Apex Legends Horizon
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With season seven less than a week away, EA and Respawn are finally detailing the new content and features that we can expect from the latest update to the popular battle royale game Apex Legends . Thanks to a series of previews, it’s now common knowledge that Apex will soon host a third map, Olympus, plus a new “charmingly eccentric” Scottish astrophysicist called Horizon who comes complete with

Tesla raises “full self-driving” price from $8,000 to $10,000

Tesla Full Self-Driving
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Enlarge / Interior of Tesla's Model 3. (credit: Tesla ) Tesla is wasting no time cashing in on excitement over the company's forthcoming "full self-driving" software release, which was released in beta form to a small number of customers last week. Tesla has now raised the price of the FSD upgrade from $8,000 to $10,000. Tesla has tinkered with pricing for the full self-driving package repeatedly

'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' new suit moves like 'Into the Spider-Verse'

Miles Morales Spider-Man
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales has an extra treat for fans: a giant nod to Into the Spider-Verse . Marvel, Insomniac and Sony have revealed that you can use Miles’ black-and-red Spider-Verse suit in the upcoming PS5 and PS4 game. It’s not just a skin on top of the standard model, either. It mimics the flamboyant animation style from the movie, right down to the comic book “pow!” visuals and purposeful

Six Lufthansa 747s “Stuck” At Small Dutch Airport Now Allowed To Depart

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I recently wrote about how six Lufthansa Boeing 747-400s landed at a small airport in the Netherlands several months ago, but weren’t allowed to leave. Well, there’s now an update on that situation. Lufthansa 747s parked at Twente Airport Airlines around the globe have been putting planes into long-term storage, given the huge and sustained decrease in demand we’re seeing: Some of the planes in s

Train Your Kid to Shame Adults Who Don't Wear Masks

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I’m not saying that we, as parents, should always use our kids to do our dirty work. I’m saying that it would be pleasing to see a four-year-old walk through the grocery store or past a crowded restaurant and stop to point and loudly proclaim, “Mommy, why isn’t that person wearing a mask?” Read more...

B8ta remains bullish on IRL shopping with new acquisition

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Coronavirus cases in the United States are reaching new peaks . E-commerce is continuing to boom . And b8ta , a San Francisco startup that is betting on the future of physical retailers, is doubling down on its in-person footprint. B8ta offers shelf space to unique digital products, such as electric skateboards or a coffee alarm clock, on behalf of brands that want a physical presence. Today, the

Is the Great 2020 Tech Rally slowing?

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Yesterday’s earnings deluge made plain that tech shares are not rocketing higher as 2020 comes to a close. Indeed, in pre-market trading this morning, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are all down. Alphabet is the only member of the Big Five that is worth more today than yesterday. Strong advertising and cloud results helped the search giant post a return-to-form quarter. But in most other r

Friday's Best Deals: Apple Watch SE, iTeknic Water Flosser, Beats Solo 3 Headphones, AirPods Pro, Switch 128GB microSD, Vitamix Pro Blender, and More

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The Apple Watch SE and an iTeknic water flosser lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Friday's Best Deals: Apple Watch SE, iTeknic Water Flosser, Beats Solo 3 Headphones, AirPods Pro, Switch 128GB microSD, Vitamix Pro Blender, and More

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The Apple Watch SE and an iTeknic water flosser lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

The Scariest Scenes in Star Wars

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Fear may be a path to the Dark Side but it’s not something most people associate with Star Wars . When you think Star Wars you think sweeping sci-fi adventure or maybe even laid back Western swagger . You rarely think of nail-biting dread or shocking jump scares. They’re in there though and this Halloween, we’ve gone… Read more...

Ford reveals how much its Active Driver Assist option will cost

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Ford’s autonomous highway driving tech won’t come as standard on all of the vehicles that support it. The automaker has now revealed how much you’ll have to pay to add the Active Drive Assist option to certain 2021 F-150 pickup and electric Mustang Mach-E models. The automaker is planning to roll out Active Drive Assist in the third quarter of 2021. The tech will allow you to operate a vehicle ha

Delta and pilots union reach accord that would avoid coronavirus furloughs

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Delta Air Lines and its pilots union have reached a deal that would allow the carrier to avoid any furloughs for over a year even as it weathers the coronavirus pandemic. The tentative agreement postpones any pilot furloughs to at least Jan. 1, 2022 from Nov. 1 while at the same time giving Delta the flexibility to reduce crew expenses during the crisis, the Delta chapter of the Air Line Pilots A

Watch The Mandalorian Season 2 premiere as fast as you can (No spoilers)

Mandalorian Season 2
SlashGear / 22h
If you do not watch The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 1 as fast as possible, the spoilers will ruin your experience. People will definitely be attempting to come out and spoil the HECK out of this episode in very short order, so NOW is the time to go for it. Also note: You do not necessarily need to have seen … Continue reading

On Mars, a Crater on Top of a Crater on Top of a Crater

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Marzibit The European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter just spotted something unusual on the surface of the Red Planet: three craters seemingly overlapping each other, kind of like two thirds of the Olympics logo. The odd triplet was spotted near Mars’ ancient southern hemisphere, in an area known as Noachis Terra. Scientists believe the area was bombarded by asteroids some four billion years

Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are at their lowest price ever

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SAVE $80: Get the Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones for only $119.95 through Oct. 30 in an early Black Friday deal. Black Friday came early this year, and the deals are already popping off. It seems like there are new sales every day, and crazy low prices can fly under the radar if you're not scouring the internet all day. Luckily, we do that for you, and find amazing deals like the Beats So

Sony's WF-1000MX3 earbuds drop to $168, an all-time low on Amazon

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It might be a good time to buy if you’re itching for some true wireless earbuds to tune out the rest of the world. Amazon is selling Sony’s well-received WF-1000XM3 buds for $168 . That’s an all-time low on Amazon, and one of the best deals yet for the Bluetooth in-ears. It’s safe to say they’re far more tempting than they are at the official $230 price. Buy WF-1000XM3 on Amazon - $168 The hook,

This Drone's Feathered Wings Can Open and Close Like a Bird's

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Aeronautical engineers have built planes that can streak across the sky at over 4,000 miles per hour, but still haven’t come close to designing aircraft that can maneuver with the astounding agility of a bird. Researchers at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne figured, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em Read more...

Get a 65-inch Hisense 4K TV for the price of most cheap 55-inch TVs

Black Friday Best Buy
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Save $250: A 65-inch Hisense 4K UHD TV sees an incredible sale price of $249.99 as part of Best Buy's early Black Friday deals . If you thought that Prime Day deal on the 70-inch Samsung TV was a good find (which is back again, BTW), you're in for a real treat with Best Buy's early Black Friday deals — specifically, the 65-inch Hisense TV that's on sale for $249.99 . At any time other than Black

'The Mandalorian' Season 2 premiere wants to remind you that it's a Star War

Mandalorian 2 Star Wars
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The Mandalorian might be Star Wars canon, but for at least the first season it was Star Wars lite. It was an anthology and a space western and very much a world in which people use droids and fight storm troopers, but it was the most accessible part of a wider universe that some people could never get into otherwise. That all changes with Chapter 9, the first installment in Season 2 that premiere

Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' is now a lot pricier

Tesla Full Self-Driving
96Mashable / 22h
Elon Musk wasn't kidding. Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) set of features has become more expensive, increasing from $8,000 to $10,000. Musk announced this a few weeks ago , but the price hike actually happened a week later than anticipated. The company has been steadily increasing the price of FSD throughout the years; in April 2019 , it went up from $5,000 to $6,000; in November it went up to $

Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal for $345 million

Armour MyFitnessPal
100+Engadget / 22h
Under Armour may be rethinking its fitness app strategy. After purchasing MyFitnessPal for $475 million in 2015 , the company announced today that it has started a “definitive agreement to sell the MyFitnessPal platform to Francisco Partners.” It’s also discontinuing the Endomondo personal trainer app it bought at the same time as MyFitnessPal for $85 million. According to the company, the sale a

How to Track Changes in a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

33How-To Geek / 22h
While Microsoft 365 subscribers can do real-time collaboration on PowerPoint presentations, some people prefer working independently and having that work reviewed and edited at a later date. Here’s how you can see and track what changed when the presentation comes back to you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple One Omnibus Subscription Available Today, Starting at $15 a Month

iCloud Apple One Month
20How-To Geek / 22h
The future is services. At least that’s the way the tech industry seems to be heading: less focus on individual devices, and more on ecosystems and ongoing subscriptions. Apple has a few of them: Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud. Starting today, you can bundle all of them and save, well, a bundle, with the Apple One plan. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Privacy-focused social network True leaves user data exposed online

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True might be founded on a commitment to privacy, but a server misconfiguration has exposed its users.

Save up to 38% on Tile trackers at Amazon

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Amazon is having a pre-Black Friday sale on Tile trackers through Oct. 30. Here are the best deals: BEST FOR YOUR KEYS: Tile Pro — Save $10.50 BEST FOR SMALL OBJECTS: Tile Sticker (4-pack) — Save $23 BEST BUNDLE: Tile Performance Pack — Save $18 This is the ninth inning, the last quarter, the final stretch — whatever you want to call it, the year is coming to an end and things are getting a bit h

NowThis partners with Calm to offer a soothing Election Day live stream

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Mobile news organization NowThis is announcing a bit of counter-programming for next week’s presidential election — it’s partnering with meditation app Calm to create a live stream for anyone who needs relief from the stress of Election Day news. Not that NowThis is exactly avoiding that news, but this live stream (combining breathing exercises and other meditative activities with peaceful nature

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC requirements confirm unbelievable install size

Black Ops Cold War BOCW
35SlashGear / 22h
With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War coming up in a couple of weeks, Activision and Treyarch have shared several lists of required PC specifications. Not only do these requirements cover minimum and recommend specifications, just like we’re used to seeing, but they also have a dedicated list for recommended settings with ray tracing, a competitive … Continue reading

Self-driving race car crashes into barrier during its first race

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

After DOT Complaint, American Airlines Puts Its Terms And Conditions Back On Website

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American Airlines has relented and put its full tariff or ‘terms and conditions’ back onto its website after a Department of Transportation complaint. They had removed the the legalese entirely in favor of a plain language FAQ-style conditions of carriage page. But the contract of carriage incorporated the tariff by reference, customers effectively agreed to it when they purchased a ticket, but t

Smartphone shipments dip in China for Q3, led by Huawei decline

100+TechCrunch / 22h
China was the first major global smartphone market to rebound from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent lockdown measures were able to help the country recover from the virus relatively quickly during the first wave, as sales started to return well ahead of other areas. In Q3, however, things have begun to decline again. New numbers from Canalys point to an 8% drop between quarters

What to Do if You See a Ghost

300+Lifehacker / 22h
So you’ve had an encounter with a ghost. All of a sudden the air turned cold; a light flickered; a shadowy figure floated in a dark corner; when you asked if you were in the presence of a spirit, the Ouija planchette in your shaking hand dragged itself toward “YES.” Naysayers be damned, you know you’ve been contacted… Read more...

Don't Miss a Rare Blue Hunter's Moon on Halloween

100+Lifehacker / 22h
With the full moon come “the crazies.”

The Mandalorian season 2 episode 1 recap: that ending explained

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Tusken Raiders, a krayt dragon and the return of a familiar set of armor in The Mandalorian season 2 episode 1.

AMD Big Navi GPUs could be as scarce as Nvidia’s RTX 3000 cards at launch

AMD Radeon RX XT
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Let’s hope the rumor mill is wrong on this one, because there’s only so much disappointment PC gamers can take.

5 gifts you didn’t know you could custom-print, and how Printique makes it easy

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First-class ideas for special gifts and personalizing your home.

SIM only deals: this Vodafone plan scores you 60GB data for an effective £11.50/pm

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When it comes to big data SIM only deals, this offer from Vodafone is the best value around.

Illinois is taking a data-driven approach to its mask-wearing ad campaign

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Here’s an example of ad targeting that’s actually good for public health: In a campaign encouraging people to wear masks, the Illinois state government has been focusing its digital ad dollars on the counties with the highest COVID risk. To achieve this, the government’s been working with Civis Analytics , the data science company founded by Dan Wagner , who was previously chief analytics officer

Spot the robot dog got a job at Chernobyl

Popular Mechanics / 22h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Mobile POS to account for half of digital payments by 2024

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According to new research, POS mobile payments will soon account for half of all digital payments.

New Brain-Computer Interface Doesn’t Even Need to Touch the Brain

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In an important step toward the goal of hooking our brains up to machines, scientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) system that interprets neural signals — without coming into contact with the brain itself. Typically, neural implants need to rest on top or inside the brain, which can harm and kill brain tissue in ways that scientists still don’t yet fully understand . But a comp

Ford confirms pricing for Mustang Mach-E and new F-150’s hands-free Autopilot rival

Ford Mustang Mach-E
SlashGear / 23h
Ford’s Active Drive Assist, its hands-free highway cruise control and lane-keeping system, has been priced up for the new Mustang Mach-E and 2021 F-150, though you’ll need to be patient. The Tesla Autopilot and Cadillac Super Cruise rival aims to best Elon Musk with more user-friendliness, while simultaneously putting the tech within reach of far more drivers than GM has … Continue reading

Ryuk ransomware returns and takes multiple US hospitals offline

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Hospitals across the US hit by Ryuk ransomware.

Getting an iPhone 12? Stay away from third-party repairs

iFixit 12 Apple iPhones
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 23h
iPhone 12 tear downs suggest that they are more difficult than ever to repair, especially if not done by Apple.

The Suicide Squad’s John Cena Spinoff TV Series Gains Another Familiar Face

26Gizmodo / 23h
Michael Giacchino talks swinging back into action for Spider-Man 3 's soundtrack. The Strange Talent of Luther Strode is getting a movie adaptation. Rami Malek teases the villainous complexity of his No Time to Die villain. Plus, a look at the Gremlins animated series , and what’s to come on the Walking Dead spinoffs.… Read more...

Tesla raises price of Full Self-Driving mode to $10,000 now that it's in beta

Tesla Full Self-Driving
300+Engadget / 23h
Elon Musk warned that Tesla would hike the price of Full Self-Driving now that it’s in beta , and he’s being true to his word. The Verge reports Tesla has raised the cost of the package to $10,000 in the US for both new car buyers and upgrades, up $2,000 from before . And that price isn’t guaranteed to stay put — as usual, Tesla warns that the pricing is “likely to increase” as it rolls out new f

RIP: Emirates Retires First Airbus A380

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The slow and sad death of the A380 continues. Just a few weeks ago assembly was finished of the world’s last A380 , and this week Emirates’ first A380 left Dubai to be scrapped. Emirates retires first Airbus A380 Emirates is by far the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 . The airline has 114 A380s , with a further eight of the super jumbos on order. Back in June it was first revealed tha

Bangkok Airways Selling Unlimited Domestic Flights And Elite Status For A Year For $3211

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Thailand's Bangkok Airways is selling an 'all you can fly' card valid for a year for 100,000 Thai Baht or ~ $3210. It comes with elite status for a year, and the unlimited domestic flights earn miles and status so if you use it enough you may more than pay for it in future rewards. Continue reading ...

Wix is bringing its web design program to Europe

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The Wix Playground Academy will give professional designers in Europe the chance to collaborate digitally.

The Robot Ships Are Coming ... Eventually

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As the pandemic fuels demand for less contact and fewer sailors, shipping companies turn to AI-assisted navigation.

Holiday 2020: 14 Gifts for the Cyclists in Your Life

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If you’re shopping for someone whose favorite form of transportation is pedal-powered, these gifts are sure to be a hit! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Get Started With Continuous Integration & Delivery On Google Cloud Platform

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Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) is the process of automating application updates, from changes in source control, to automated builds, to automated deployments to your servers. GCP provides a service for this, called Cloud Build. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The 'NBA Jam' Arcade Cabinet Proves Arcade1Up Is (Almost) on Fire

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It’s hard to put my finger on what makes the perfect retro arcade cabinet. You want something with style, quality hardware, and games you’ll love. Any extra features should add to the experience, not detract. And for Arcade1Up’s $400 NBA Jam Arcade Machine, the extra features both elevate it to a better machine and prevent a perfect score. It’s so close to a firey slam dunk, but while it’s not qu

10 Tips and Tricks to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Amazon Echo

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Amazon has refreshed its Echo line again, and this time the speakers are shaped like balls rather than cylinders—though all of the key functionality remains the same. Read more...

Harley-Davidson teases e-bike inspired by 1903 motorcycle

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The famous motorcycle company is spinning out a new electric bike called the Serial 1. The e-bike is named after the oldest known Harley-Davidson motorcycle, built over a century ago. Read more... More about Harley , Electric Bike , E Bike , Harley Davidson , and Tech

7 ski resorts we can’t wait to visit again

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There are around 500 ski resorts in the U.S. and more than 5,000 around the world. While no day spent on the powder is a day wasted, some ski resorts fully captured our hearts and left us craving more turns. Here are seven of our favorite ski resorts that we can’t wait to return to again — and again. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newslette

Best Buy will have PS5 and Xbox Series X stock over Black Friday

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Best Buy’s Black Friday ad for 2020 has revealed that the retailer will have limited stock of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on November 27.

It looks like AMD may have just ended Nvidia's long-running graphics dominance

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AMD has revealed its Big Navi graphics cards, and we hope it lifts all boats, rather than just the high-end.

Contact Sony ASAP to Get Virtual Reality on Your PlayStation 5

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Whether you’re looking to explore virtual worlds for the first time or you’re the proud owner of a PlayStation VR headset looking to game on your brand-new PlayStation 5 console, you’ve got a little work to do. Right now, your PS VR headset won’t work with Sony’s next-gen machine—but you can fix your problem without… Read more...

Apple takes home an engineering Emmy for its ubiquitous ProRes video tech

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Apple took home an engineering Emmy award for its ProRes video codec first developed in 2007 that has become widely used in digital television and film production (via 9to5Mac ). As Apple’s team accepting the prize noted, it gained popularity because it can keep video file sizes down while preserving high levels of detail and allowing for fast encoding and decoding. The codec really exploded in p

How to Bookmark Multiple Tabs in Safari on iPhone and iPad

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Safari on the iPhone and iPad has a hidden feature that lets you quickly bookmark all open websites to a single folder. To keep things as you had left it, quickly bookmark all the tabs in Safari using this trick. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Marriott Hotels fined £18.4m for data breach that hit millions

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Up to 339 million people may have been hit in a cyber-attack on a chain later bought by Marriott.