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Vaccinated? Show Us Your App

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
Covid-19 health pass apps could help reopen businesses and restore the economy. They could also unfairly exclude people from travel and workplaces.

Don't feel like dealing with late shipping? Gift an app or subscription.

32Mashable / 1h
Days are dwindling down to order things online if you expect them to arrive by Christmas. But with these deals, you don’t need to worry about shipping. As of Dec. 13, you can slash an extra 40% off the following apps, subscriptions, and software and give out some virtual gifts this year. You don't even have to wrap them. iMazing iOS Device Manager iPhone users will appreciate this device manager

iPhone 13 tipped to be launching in September 2021 as normal

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
A well-respected Apple analyst says that the iPhone 13 will go back to the timetable we've become familiar with.

Our next look at Elden Ring reportedly isn’t ‘months and months' away

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 51min
Sources have suggested that a better look at FromSoftware’s Elden Ring could be closer than we think.

WarnerMedia Chief Has Become a Movie Villain to Some in Hollywood

72NYT > Technology / 1h
Jason Kilar’s decision to release 2021 movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max has angered many in the industry, including some of the star filmmakers his company relies on.

Save over $190 on this highly-rated massage therapy gun

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Give someone the gift of self-care this holiday season with the KRAFTGUN Massage Gun , on sale for $295.99 as of Dec. 13. There are only so many days left to get your holiday shopping in. If you're still wondering what to get the person in your life who keeps saying "nothing" when you ask, get them the KRAFTGUN Massage Gun and call it a day. Why is this massage gun great for practically an

Learn new skills for 2021 with online courses on sale

24Mashable / 1h
If you're done gift shopping but are looking for an excuse for more retail therapy this season, why not get something for yourself? Sometimes that means investing in your professional growth with online courses. Here are 10 on sale for a limited time as of Dec. 13. Make sure to enter the appropriate coupon code to get the best deal possible. The Ultimate Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bun

20 smart home finds on sale this weekend

24Mashable / 1h
Didn't get the chance to score everything on your shopping list on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Don't fret. You get a third chance to take advantage of deals and discounts this weekend. To get you started, here is a round-up of appliances and essentials (on sale as of Dec. 13) to make your home a touch smarter. From smart doorbells and smart cameras to smart diffusers and deodorizers, don't mis

Stocking stuffer idea: A compact, collapsible water bottle

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Grab an eco-friendly Hydaway collapsible water bottle, only $17.59 for the 17-ounce bottles or $19.99 for the 25-ounce bottles as of Dec. 13 with code GREEN20. Hydration is of the utmost importance in the winter, when the body’s thirst response is diminished. Plus, it’s even more vital to keep your body in tip-top shape to fend off potential complications related to flu and coronavirus. In

Leak reveals next Nvidia GPUs that could arrive – including RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3050

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
There’s growing evidence that the RTX 3080 Ti graphics card could be Nvidia’s next weapon in the battle against AMD.

Electric Gamebox booths bring group gaming to the high street

97BBC News - Technology / 4h
Electric Gamebox lets small groups play video games projected on the walls of easy-to-clean rooms.

Call of Duty: US and British military go head to head

500+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Teams from the US and British forces compete for the first time to raise money for veteran charities.

Google reveals the most searched terms of 2020 - you'll probably guess a few…

52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The most frequently Googled phrases of the year offer a window into our greatest fears and fascinations.

Here's how to unblock and watch American Netflix from the UK

24Mashable / 6h
SAVE 49%: A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £5.12 per month as of Dec. 13, and includes an extra three months for free. You don't need to be a master of hacking to unblock American Netflix from the UK. In fact, all you need is a subscription to a leading VPN like ExpressVPN. Once you're all signed up, you just need to select an American server in order to spoof your IP to a U.S

Here's how to ace the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam

20Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner All-in-One Bundle is on sale for £18.91 as of Dec. 13, saving you 91% on list price. With companies migrating to AWS in large numbers, the need for cloud computing experts is growing. In other words, mastering AWS could make you a major competitor in the workforce in 2020. And since this AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Bundle is on sale for under £20,

Brighten Up Your Pandemic Life With One of Google Search’s 50 New AR Animals

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Ever since I was young, I’ve always been a cat fan (although dogs are lovely, too). Nonetheless, my current landlord doesn’t allow me to have a cat, so I just settle for following cute ones on Instagram. Considering that I live alone, there have been many times during the pandemic where I’ve thought, “Wouldn’t this be… Read more...

Virgin Galactic Aborts New Mexico Launch Because of Rocket Motor Issues

47Gizmodo / 10h
Nearly two years after its last flight, Virgin Galactic—the space tourism venture founded by Richard Branson, another billionaire who loves space—aborted the scheduled test launch of its SpaceShipTwo commercial aircraft into suborbital space today because of an issue with its rocket motor. Read more...

UFC 256 live stream: how to watch Figueiredo vs Moreno online from anywhere

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Follow our guide to find a UFC 256 live stream and watch every fight on the Figueiredo vs Moreno card online tonight from anywhere in the world.

10 things no one tells you about… Athens, Greece

21The Points Guy / 10h
Athens is the birthplace of democracy and home to some truly epic archaeological sites, but you already knew that. Yes, the Acropolis is magnificent, but the coolest things in the bustling Greek capital are sometimes right where you least expect them. Here’s the lowdown on where to find the best views, cool cocktails, secret museums and other local favorites. 1. Athens Is a huge city — but not ha

Marriott Devalues Points For Home & Villa Stays, Reflecting Broader Bonvoy Points Value Reductions

View from the Wing / 10h
Marriott has devalued Bonvoy points for booking Homes and Villas redemptions. Marriott has a curated competitor to Airbnb, Bonvoy is one of the key selling points against this behemoth competitor with a huge head start in the space. But Marriott has chosen to erode its advantage. Put another way, given broader devaluations in the program over the past couple of years, Marriott is just playing cat

How I Roll: TPG Senior Cruise & Travel Reporter Gene Sloan

The Points Guy / 10h
Welcome to a special COVID-19 edition of How I Roll , an airport routine series with a focus on health and safety while traveling. Today, we’re asking TPG Senior Cruise & Travel Reporter Gene Sloan a shortlist of questions about how he travels during the pandemic, covering everything from how he preps for a trip to what he wears on the plane. Here’s what he had to say. Safe travels! The itinerary

Disney Will Stop Photoshopping Face Masks Onto Maskless Guests On Rides

1KGizmodo / 11h
Disney World will reportedly stop “enhancing” on-ride photos by pasting digital face masks onto maskless park guests. And no, you aren’t reading the Onion. It’s 2020, baby, where reality is so much of a joke at this point that headlines and punchlines are literally synonymous. Read more...

Human Capital: Dr. Timnit Gebru says Google’s memo was ‘dehumanizing’

100TechCrunch / 12h
Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. This week, Twitter dropped its latest diversity report and Tesla released its first one ever. Meanwhile, Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the way things went down with Dr. Timnit Gebru, a prominent researcher in artificial intelligence ethics. Sign up here to get this as a we

How to find your next VC

100TechCrunch / 12h
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Subscribe here . Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Welcome to the depths of December, a time in which the news cycle should be slowing down.

Tesla temporarily halts production on Models S and X, through early 2021

100+Mashable / 12h
Tesla's production lines for the Model S and Model X vehicles will go dark on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and they'll stay that way until Jan. 11, 2021. The company informed employees of the plan on Friday, according to an email viewed by CNBC. Affected employees will be compensated with a week's pay (plus paid holidays) during the two-and-a-half week period. The remaining days amount to surprise (bu

Tesla will halt Model S and X production for 18 days

500+Engadget / 12h
Tesla has plenty of demand for its electric cars despite the pandemic, but that doesn’t appear to extend to its highest-end EVs. CNBC has obtained an internal Tesla email revealing that the automaker will shut down production for the Model S and Mod