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Puerto Rico commits $8 million to rebuild Arecibo telescope

100+Engadget / 35min
There’s a glimmer of hope for the collapsed Arecibo Observatory telescope as 2020 draws to a close. El Nuevo Dia reports that Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez has signed an executive order approving $8 million to help rebuild the radio telescope. Its reconstruction is important as a matter of “public policy” and reestablishing the Observatory as a “world-class educational center,” the Governor’

Qatar Airways Will Fly To Seattle, Partner With Alaska

1KOne Mile at a Time / 38min
Several weeks ago Qatar Airways announced that it would start flying to Seattle. The airline has now moved forward the launch date of this route by several weeks, from March 15 to January 29. This is part of Qatar Airways’ continued US expansion — the airline recently began flying to San Francisco , and Seattle is its next US gateway. Qatar Airways will fly from Doha to Seattle As of January 29,

Drone users face new rules across Europe and UK

2KBBC News - Technology / 3h
The regulations relax the distinctions between commercial and recreational drone use.

How to See When Apps Access Your Camera and Microphone on Android

How-To Geek / 10min
Privacy is a big topic when it comes to mobile devices. iPhones and iPads show little orange and green indicator icons when apps access the device’s camera or microphone. Here’s an Android app that can do the same. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Purges 39,000 Games From China's App Store

Apple China App Store•
Gizmodo / 13min
In its biggest single-day purge, Apple removed 39,000 games from its China store as part of a crackdown on games without a government license in the country. Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: LG 4K Monitor, Google Nest Audio 2-Pack, Crash Team Racing, Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies, Style & Co Dress Boots, Aukey Power Bank, and More

64Gizmodo / 13min
An LG 4K monitor and Google Nest Audio 2-pack lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Watch these stunning New Year's Eve fireworks from the safety of your home

28Mashable / 14min
At this point you all should know the drill: Please don't go to New Year's Eve parties. The pandemic is as bad as it's ever been, and one drunken night with pals (or strangers) truly is not worth making this thing worse. OK, now that we got that out of the way, just because you shouldn't be out for New Year's Eve doesn't mean you can't watch wonderful fireworks. In fact, you've got lots of option

Two weeks with Apple Fitness+

Engadget / 16min
I’m at the stage of my pandemic fitness routine where if I finish a workout without having yelled in frustration, I have to wonder if the session was too easy. Whether it’s because I’ve grown bored or I’m getting stronger, I’ve struggled to find exercise videos that suit my needs. Admittedly, I’m also very picky — I get annoyed by coaches who are too peppy, talk too much about themselves or don’t

Thursday's Best Deals: LG 4K Monitor, Google Nest Audio 2-Pack, Crash Team Racing, Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies, Style & Co Dress Boots, Aukey Power Bank, and More

44Lifehacker / 19min
An LG 4K monitor and Google Nest Audio 2-pack lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

US government agencies told to patch SolarWinds flaws now

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 24min
All federal agencies using Orion are asked to update to v2020.2.1HF2.

Windows and Linux servers turned into crypto miners

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 24min
New worm brute-forces its way inside poorly protected servers.

Save 40% on Aukey's Very Reliable 20,000mAh Power Bank

Gizmodo / 31min
Aukey 20,000mAh Power Bank | $36 | Amazon Prime Read more...

Apple purges nearly 40k games from Chinese App Store to close out 2020

Apple China App Store•
SlashGear / 34min
As the world turns the page into 2021, Apple has removed a huge number of apps from the iOS App Store in China. In all, the company removed 46,000 apps from its Chinese storefront, the vast majority of which were games. The apps that were removed come from publishers who didn’t provide Apple with a license to sell in-app purchases … Continue reading

15 courses on how to become quality management-certified

20Engadget / 34min
Companies must improve their output quality and eliminate waste if they want to reach maximum efficiency. Hiring quality management professionals certified in Lean Six Sigma allows them to do that, ultimately saving them time and money. That makes Lean Six Sigma a valuable asset in any industry, and The 2021 Six Sigma Training Suite Bundle can help you get accredited. This bundle is packed with 4

TPG round-up: Top 5 business-class meals in the sky

The Points Guy / 45min
We’ve already sampled the delights and disasters of economy and premium economy dining, so now it’s the turn of business class. Related: TPG round-up: Top 5 economy meals in the sky TPG round-up: 5 worst economy meals in the sky TPG round-up: Top 5 premium economy meals in the sky TPG round-up: 5 worst premium economy meals in the sky While writing these round-ups, I quickly discovered that the r

LG's Envisioning Futuristic Sushi Bars With Transparent OLEDs

Gizmodo / 55min
Even though CES 2021 will be completely virtual this year, that’s not stopping LG from being a lil extra with its OLED demos. This year, the company’s setting up not one, not two, but three flashy demos of its 55-inch transparent OLED display. Read more...

How to Use Outlook’s “My Templates” Add-in For Quick Text Entry

How-To Geek / 1h
Almost everyone who uses email at work types the same phrases multiple times a day. Save time by using “My Templates,” Microsoft Outlook’s add-in for one-click text entry, to store and add phrases of your choice. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Proposed U.S. Covid-19 Testing Requirement Will Strand Americans Abroad

View from the Wing / 1h
An American citizen presenting themselves at the border is entitled to enter the country. They can be questioned, searched, and required to quarantine as a public health measure. But as a general matter citizens cannot be denied entry into the country. Here the government places a requirement on airlines to prevent citizens from presenting themselves at the border. You can't even get tested in mu

LG brings its transparent OLED TV to beds, restaurants and public transit windows

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
We're getting closer to owning a 55-inch transparent OLED.

Hacked home cams used to livestream police raids in swatting attacks

200+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The FBI issues an alert saying offenders have sometimes spoken to police via breached smart devices.

5G Was a Tax on Smartphones in 2020

24Gizmodo / 1h
2020 was supposed to be 5G’s big coming out party. The year people used 5G to order food from their seats at stadiums, the year people used 5G to stream movies from the cloud, and most importantly, the year when a lot of people would finally have access to 5G on a shiny new smartphone. Read more...

A year of tech events without tech events

36Engadget / 1h
In late October, Huawei did something different to mark its latest smartphone launch: It hosted a “drive-through’ press event. It hired a fleet of luxury cars to taxi me and other reporters to a warehouse in the south-east of London to showcase the new Mate 40 Pro, its latest smartphone. The device, as it turns out, was waiting in the car for me. I stayed in the car for the duration of the event.

New FCC robocall rules promise monthly limits and new blocking tools

SlashGear / 1h
The FCC is hoping to better crack down on persistent unwanted robocalls, with new rules putting more responsibility on phone companies to prevent them getting through. It’s the latest escalation in an ongoing battle against unwanted and illegal robocalls, particularly those which aren’t telemarketing, with new limitations being applied and extra tools for blocking repeat offenders. While regulati

Perk up Your Coffee Station With Our Favorite Coffee Makers

20Lifehacker / 1h
I don’t know about you, but I can’t start my day without coffee. And with the pandemic still raging on, I’m trying to limit the time spent outside of my apartment as much as possible. If you’re a germaphobe like me, then you’ve probably also had to sacrifice trips to your local coffee shop for the foreseeable future. Read more...

Today is the last day you can play the original 'FarmVille'

100+Engadget / 1h
Now’s your last chance to squeak in some web game nostalgia. As Zynga warned in September , today is the last day to play the original FarmVille . The developers are shutting down the 11-year-old game after December 31st, 2020, in sync with Adobe ending Flash support needed for the game to run. You can still play the follow-ups, of course, but it won’t be quite the same if you’re looking to reliv

How to Improve Your Balance So You Don't Fall This Winter

61Lifehacker / 1h
Though it’s easy to label someone who frequently slips, trips, falls and/or knocks into things as being “clumsy,” there is usually more to the story than that. While it’s possible that their main problem is not looking where they’re going or paying attention to their surroundings, a large part of being steady on your… Read more...

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Launching Early 2021

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
About a year ago we first learned about the concept of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. Despite the pandemic, that airline is now just a couple of weeks from launching. This is Abu Dhabi’s second low cost carrier to start operations during the pandemic. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi started flying over the summer, and that’s a joint venture between between Air Arabia and Etihad Airways. The basics of Wizz Air Abu Dhab

How to Use Shortcuts Directly From iPhone and iPad Home Screen

How-To Geek / 2h
There is a myriad of ways to launch a shortcut, including from the shortcuts app, Siri, and widgets. But the fastest way is by using a home screen shortcut. Here’s how to use shortcuts directly from the iPhone and iPad home screen. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla launches the world's largest Supercharger station in Shanghai

93Engadget / 2h
Tesla has launched the world’s largest Supercharger station in China, the company announced on Wiebo . The 72-stall facility in Shanghai easily bests the 56 stall station the company opened last month in Fresno county, California, as Electrek noted. Unlike the outdoor California station, the Shanghai Superchargers also appears to be covered, according to images posted by Twitter user @JayinShangh

Dungeons, Dragons, and Diversity

200+Wired / 2h
Dungeons & Dragons has spent the past few months pushing a new era of diversity and inclusions, but it’s still got a lot of work to do.

Romantic, practical, or creepy: Should you share your location with your partner?

36Mashable / 2h
Some couples share everything from toothbrushes to their best friend’s secrets. But sharing your location? That’s a whole new level of intimacy. These days, smartphones track your every move , including your location , making it easier than ever for third parties to know where we are (and, possibly, what we’re doing). And sometimes those third parties might be our partners, spouses, and significa

This Smartwatch Is the Definition of Overpriced

Gizmodo / 2h
Smartwatches have only gotten more affordable in recent years, and budget options under $200 can be surprisingly full-featured, especially if you don’t mind sacrificing sophisticated health features. So when a $350 smartwatch like the Zepp Z debuts, it has to deliver on multiple levels to make it worth the extra… Read more...

How to Close All Google Chrome Windows at Once

How-To Geek / 2h
While browsing the web with Google Chrome, it’s easy to get carried away and open dozens of windows filled with hundreds of tabs. Luckily, it’s easy to close multiple Chrome windows at once on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Is the Fastest, Easiest, Most Secure Way To Buy Cryptocurrency Online

Futurism / 2h
If you’re interested in the world of cryptocurrency but don’t really know where to begin, good news. CoinSmart is a cryptocurrency platform that’s extremely easy to use while also being fast and secure. Basically, it’s the superior way to sell, trade, and buy cryptocurrency online, with none of the pitfalls that one can run into on other platforms. Once you set up an account with CoinSmart , it u

This Pet Food Is Being Recalled After the Deaths of at Least 28 Dogs That Ate It

100+Lifehacker / 2h
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for some Sportmix pet food products , following the deaths of at least 28 dogs after eating the food. So far, there are concerns over the safety of nine total lots of cat and dog foods manufactured by Midwest Pet Food, Inc. for potentially fatal levels of a… Read more...

3-Ingredient Cocktails to Celebrate the End of This Hellish Year

36Lifehacker / 2h
I am so tired of thinking and typing about this stupid year, but I’m still a little excited that it is finally ending (if only because that means I can quite thinking and typing about it). I don’t believe that 2021 will necessarily be any better—we will, as far as I can tell, still be living through a serious health… Read more...

2021 could be a great year for 'alternative' consoles

63Engadget / 2h
Despite the pandemic, it’s been a pretty great year for video game hardware. Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X , a powerful obelisk packing a 12-teraflop GPU, and the smaller Series S , which can run games natively at 1440p resolution. Sony, meanwhile, released the PlayStation 5 and a cheaper Digital Edition that doesn’t come with a disc drive. Both companies are struggling with stock shortage

Turkey Adds Travel Coronavirus Testing Requirement

200+One Mile at a Time / 2h
For the first time since opening to tourists over the summer, Turkey is now requiring all visitors to get a coronavirus test. I first wrote about this several days ago, but Turkey has now changed the exact rules for the third time, so I wanted to update this post to reflect that. The latest update will make life easier for transit passengers, as they aren’t required to get tested. Rather these ne

Wireless earbuds, vinyl, and Alexa: 10 biggest audio trends of the last decade

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Streaming, smart home, and the search for something superior to stereo – we cover the trends that defined audio in the 2010s.

The Internet Archive now has better scans of Computerworld magazine

100+Engadget / 2h
The Internet Archive announced that it has made Computerworld ’s print issues from 1967-2014 available online in better quality than ever. The publication provides a historical record of sorts for computing, as it launched during a key period in the industry and documented significant events like a 75 minute Steve Jobs interview in 1995. The Internet Archive and its Wayback Machine store old web

7 reasons to stay at the newly renovated Westin Maui on your next trip to Hawaii

The Points Guy / 3h
When you visit Hawaii , where you stay is important. Each island has a distinct vibe, and different areas of each island offer a unique experience. For many who visit Maui, Ka’anapali on the western side of the island is a much-sought-after area because of its gorgeous beach, view of the neighboring islands and proximity to shopping, restaurants and activities such as snorkeling, surfing and golf

How to Get Started With Google TV

How-To Geek / 3h
The Chromecast with Google TV introduced the company’s vision for its smart TV devices. If you have a streaming device running Google TV, there are some things you should know. We’ll help you get the most out of your experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Enable the Hidden Tap Gesture on iPhone or Android

52Gizmodo / 3h
Shortcuts and gestures can help do more with your phone in less time—you just need to know the right ones to use. Thanks to the rollout of iOS 14 and the efforts of third-party developers on Android, you can now access a very helpful new shortcut: tapping the back of your phone to launch apps, take screenshots, open… Read more...

Activist hedge fund advises Intel to outsource CPU manufacturing

100+Ars Technica / 3h
(credit: Andrew Cunningham) Activist hedge fund Third Point has taken a stake of nearly $1 billion in Intel and called on the chipmaker to consider shedding its manufacturing operations, throwing a core part of its strategy into question. The firm with $15 billion in assets run by Daniel Loeb made a number of demands in a letter sent to Intel’s chairman Omar Ishrak on Tuesday and seen by the Fina

Proscenic P11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

SlashGear / 3h
You don’t need to be able to connect to the Internet or even just smartphones to be smart, even though the marketing term has been appropriated exactly to describe that. Sometimes, you just have to be smart about squeezing the best out of features to make life more convenient for people. The Proscenic P11 cordless vacuum cleaner isn’t exactly smart … Continue reading

Apple removes more unlicensed games from the App Store in China

Apple China App Store•
75Engadget / 3h
The App Store is reportedly looking a little different in China today. According to Reuters , Apple has removed roughly 39,000 games owned by developers and publishers that don’t have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from the Chinese government. Research conducted by Qimai, a specialist firm in China, reportedly reveals that many Western titles were included in the purge, including As

How Tech Could Help Us Contemplate Our Own Mortality

73Wired / 3h
Monks stared at skulls to ponder the inevitability of death. We stare at our phones.

Your Password Manager Can Do More Than Just Store Passwords

34How-To Geek / 3h
It’s common sense that everyone should be using a good password manager (we hope, at least). It’s also worth noting that password managers have tons of other amazing features that you might not be using. These features are both convenient and security-centric, and they can help you stay safe online and get the most out of your password manager. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Get an On-Screen Windows Key Shortcut Guide on Windows 10

40How-To Geek / 3h
Windows 10 features a rich collection of Windows key shortcuts that can make using a PC speedy fast—if you remember them. Luckily, thanks to PowerToys, you can quickly see a convenient pop-up guide to many of the most useful ones. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Forget No Change Fees, Qatar Airways Makes All Tickets Refundable

38View from the Wing / 3h
Doha-based oneworld carrier Qatar Airways has been among the most creative during the pandemic . They've let customers get more credit than the value of their ticket if willing to forego a refund, they've offered to let customers convert flight credits into miles. They've even improved their award chart , reversing a past devaluation. Now Qatar has announced that all tickets purchased by April 30

Volvo's first electric SUV runs on Google

85Mashable / 3h
I spent two hours driving Volvo’s first electric SUV around San Francisco last week. The thing I loved most about it: Google Maps. The XC40 Recharge hits the U.S. market in January for just under $55,000. Volvo doesn't try to push its own software. Instead, it's one of the first cars with an infotainment system entirely run on native Google software. (We're not talking about Android Auto, which r

Google Pixel Adaptive Charging requires alarms to be set during a specific window

SlashGear / 3h
In December, a new update for Google Pixel smartphones added in some new features. One of the most interesting features was Adaptive Charging, designed to allow the phone to charge slowly overnight to help preserve its battery health. The idea is to help preserve battery health over time by dynamically controlling how quickly a Pixel device charges. The goal is … Continue reading

You Might Abandon Your New Year's Resolutions, But the Internet Never Will

40Gizmodo / 3h
After the past year’s wall-to-wall cavalcade of death and dreck, it’s not a surprise to see a lot of folks stepping into 2021 with what can best be described as “modest expectations” for the world writ large and their Capacity To Deal with whatever it throws their way. This is the year that we’ve seen people finally… Read more...

Ticketmaster fined $10m for business 'intrusions'

200+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The US Department of Justice says the firm unlawfully tried to "choke off" a competitor's business.

Basking shark families go on road trips in search of fine dining

98Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Basking sharks in the aquarium, Loro Parque, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 2007. (credit: Heritage Images | Getty Images) Picture the scene. Swimming off Scotland’s west coast during a summer holiday you notice a large dark shark nearly 10 metres long headed towards you. A prominent triangular dorsal fin cuts the surface, the powerful rhythmically beating tail driving it silently through th

The Morning After: Intel, AMD and Apple made 2020 a big year for CPUs

66Engadget / 3h
Very, very soon, 2020 will be over. Did it take an eternity to get here, or did the year fly past for you? We’ve commissioned a run of end-of-year stories that touch on what happened in tech over the last 12 months, how we’re on the brink of a processor revolution, how Twitch kept its streaming crown, as well as our favorite games and gadgets of 2020. It’ll be January 1st 2021 tomorrow, and we’ll

Aspark Owl hypercar is officially on sale in North America and Europe

SlashGear / 4h
One of the coolest hypercar’s shown off in a while comes from a new company called Aspark. The car itself is called the Owl and is billed as the fastest accelerating car in the world. The vehicle is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in 1.72 seconds. The incredible acceleration is thanks to horsepower numbers ranging from … Continue reading

FCC orders phone companies to help trace illegal robocallers

200+Engadget / 4h
The FCC has been adopting more and more measures to combat robocalls, and the latest set of rules (PDF) it’s implementing include limiting even non-telemarketing calls made to residential phones. Non-commercial, commercial and nonprofit organizations can now only make up to three calls per residential number within 30 days and are required to allow recipients to opt out. The FCC didn’t have a lim

The best games of 2020: don’t miss these essential titles

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
It's been one hell of a year, but thankfully the best games of 2020 have helped make it a bit more bearable.

Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020

500+Wired / 4h
Sorry, folks: Thanks to Covid, next year won’t be much more fun than this one, at least until enough vaccines arrive.

Timnit Gebru’s Exit From Google Exposes a Crisis in AI

200+Wired / 4h
The situation has made clear that the field needs to change. Here’s where to start, according to a current and a former Googler.

After 2020, Live Events Might Not Look the Same. Good!

76Wired / 4h
This year radically changed what live events—at least those that weren’t canceled—look like. It also taught organizers some lessons.

Apple fan 3D prints very cool MagSafe Duo charging stand

SlashGear / 4h
One of the coolest things about 3D printing is that the devices have allowed individual users to build their own gadget accessories. Before the era of 3D printing, building your own charging stand for an iPhone 12 and an Apple Watch would’ve been almost impossible. With the arrival of 3D printers, anyone with a printer and some time can create … Continue reading

Apple executes New Year's Eve apps purge in China

Apple China App Store•
100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The tech firm removed about 46,000 apps in a day to meet a 31 December deadline.

How to Watch the 2020 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

48How-To Geek / 4h
No spectators will be allowed in person to watch the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square to mark the transition from 2020 to 2021. Thankfully, there are still plenty of ways to watch the annual tradition from home. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ars Technica’s 2021 Deathwatch—2020 was just the beginning

53Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Here at Ars Technica, we would like to formally congratulate you for surviving the year that was 2020. COVID-19 may have changed everything about normal life in the last 12 months, but things are looking up for 2021. A vaccine is currently rolling out , a more science-friendly US administration will take office in January, and maybe we can even look forward to a re

FarmVille Once Took Over Facebook. Now Everything Is FarmVille.

1KNYT > Technology / 4h
The game, a phenomenon a decade ago, is shutting down on Thursday. But its legacy — for better and for worse — carries beyond gaming.

SpaceX outlines plan to catch Falcon Super Heavy booster for reuse

SlashGear / 5h
One way SpaceX works to make placing satellites and other objects into orbit cheaper is by landing and reusing its Falcon 9 booster rockets. It has a long history of successfully landing the first stage boosters, both on land and on drone ships in the ocean. SpaceX is now outlining its plan to capture and reuse the Falcon Super Heavy … Continue reading

A look back at our best photography of 2020

56MIT Technology Review / 5h
Even amidst stay-at-home orders and restricted mobility, the photographers commissioned for stories this year were able to connect us with events around the world. Inside Singapore’s huge bet on vertical farming ZAKARIA ZAINAL Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity SPENCER LOWELL Asia’s biggest climate migration SUSHAVAN NANDY How to turn filming the police into the end

Our best illustrations of 2020

52MIT Technology Review / 5h
From the MIT Technology Review art team, here are some of our very favorite illustrations of the year: Is getting pregnant “medically necessary” right now? INA JANG Zooming DOGBOY 10 Breakthrough Technologies: Hyper-personalized medicine JULIA DUFOSSé Your biggest questions about coronavirus, answered PAIGE VICKERS What the 1930s can teach us about dealing with Big Tech today SOPHY HOLLINGTON Alg

Ticketmaster pays $10 million fine after hacking a startup rival

400+Engadget / 5h
Ticketmaster has agreed to pay a $10 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution over charges that it illegally accessed a rival’s computer system, Reuters has reported. “Ticketmaster employees repeatedly — and illegally — accessed a competitor’s computers without authorization using stolen passwords to unlawfully collect business intelligence,” acting US attorney Seth DuCharme said in a press rel

10 TV shows we can't wait to see in 2021

78Mashable / 5h
We're not certain of much headed into 2021, but the upcoming TV slate gives us reason to hope. Despite pandemic related delays, tons of shows are launching and returning in the new year — giving those of us still socially distancing plenty to sift through Impeachment: American Crime Story , Tuca & Bertie Season 2, Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings series, HBO Max's Gossip Girl reboot, and many

How performative became the most searing callout in 2020

20Mashable / 5h
Whenever I read the word “performative” online I hear Ziwe Fumudoh’s voice. Specifically the voice she used to shut down Instagram influencer/ Only Fans short-timer / bad friend Caroline Calloway during an Instagram Live over the summer. “And when you say Black people, do you capitalize the B?” Fumudoh asks after Calloway describes her appearance on the Instagram comedy show as a way for Fumudoh

Boston Dynamics puts on a show to close off 2020

Popular Mechanics / 5h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Researchers invent microfiber tech for delivering and activating drugs in the brain

SlashGear / 5h
An MIT associate professor, Paulina Anikeeva, and James Frank from Oregon Health and Science University developed a microfiber technology used to deliver and activate a drug that can be induced to bind to a receptor in the brain by exposure to light. Frank said that one of the significant barriers in light-controllable drugs for modulating neural circuits in the brain … Continue reading

TikTok faces legal action from 12-year-old girl in England

400+BBC News - Technology / 5h
An English court rules the girl can remains anonymous over claims TikTok misuses children's data.

Year in review: The biggest tech news of 2020 - Indian perspective

34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
We have curated a list of top tech news that amazed us in 2020. It includes Apple’s new M1 chipset to Tesla finally announcing its arrival in India.

All Reliance Jio calls to other networks in India to be free

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm has said all voice calls from it to other networks in India will be free from January 1, 2021 as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) regime comes to an end.

German Automakers Are Charged Up and Ready to Take on Tesla

1KNYT > Technology / 6h
As Tesla completes a factory in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are introducing electric cars in bids to defend their dominance of the luxury market.

Save 20% on this galaxy projector and lie beneath a sea of stars every night

24Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Light up your room with this Sky Lite Galaxy Projector , on sale for $47.99 with code HOLIDAY20 as of Dec. 31. Everyone loves the idea of lying underneath the stars. But between the frigid temperatures and the discomfiting thought of bugs and wild animals running amuck, it’s not always as enjoyable as it seems. We can't all be outdoorsy people. That’s why galaxy projectors that fully immer

Snag this convenient $89 PS5 charging dock for only $33 to ring in the new year

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Apply "HOLIDAY20" at checkout for an extra 20% off a PS5 charging dock making it $32.76 as of Dec. 31. If you’re one of the lucky ones that found the highly sought after Playstation 5 under the tree this holiday, we’re super happy for you. If not, you could try your luck at the Ultimate Gaming Giveaway and potentially win one. Otherwise, shift your focus to the restocks near you, and your

This adorable Motorola Bluetooth speaker doubles as a wireless charger

32Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Get pumped for a better listening experience, courtesy of the Motorola Sonic Sub 500 Wireless Fast Charging Speaker for $42.36 — which is a total of 28% off with the promo code HOLIDAY20 as of Dec. 31. There are a lot of fish in the sea when it comes to Bluetooth speakers. But if you're in the market, few check as many boxes as this Motorola Sonic Sub 500 Wireless Fast Charging Speaker. Un

The 20 best documentaries on Netflix

200+Mashable / 6h
Escapism is bliss, but knowledge is power. It's why the humble documentary is more important than ever, unearthing truths, offering different perspectives, and introducing you to stories you might not have come across in your short time on this planet. Netflix's documentary offerings are strong stuff, with many of the streaming service's films and series proving some the most talked about watches

Tackle your creative writing New Year's resolution with this virtual bootcamp

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Get your creative juices flowing with The Creative Writing Course Bundle for $39.99, a 95% savings as of Dec. 31. Maybe you loved creative writing in school and find yourself missing it today. Maybe you've been thinking of tapping into your inner creative writer as a goal for 2021. Or maybe, you see creative writing as a new career path or side hustle. No matter your "why," you might need

New Samsung Galaxy S21 leak could be bad news for a lot of people

66TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Yet another Samsung Galaxy S21 leak suggests that the upcoming phones will ditch the charger and headphones.

'Wonder Woman 1984' memes are good, but they can be better

300+Mashable / 7h
This year was bad, but the next can be better Wonder Woman 1984 has gifted us with one final meme to see out 2020, and it's an uncharacteristically optimistic one considering the anxiety and disaster that plagued the last 12 months. Released Dec. 25, Wonder Woman 1984 sees Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) come up against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal), a charismatic businessman most famous for his ads stati

Another leak hints at a January 14 launch of Galaxy S21 series

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28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Samsung has not announced the launch date of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S21 series, but we are already getting contradictory reports of the launch date.

Google Cloud Print to go out with 2020

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
2020 is ending and it seems so is another Google product. Google Cloud Print will no longer be supported by the platform from Friday, December 31

Nvidia RTX 3080 is apparently coming to the most powerful gaming laptops

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A new leak suggests Nvidia RTX 3000 series mobile GPUs are coming to laptops in early 2021.

Pixel phones only use Adaptive Charging if your alarm is set between certain hours

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Adaptive Charging is one of the most useful features Google rolled out this month for Pixel phones. It makes sure the device’s battery gets filled slower than usual if you leave it plugged in overnight, which is something that can help maintain the battery’s original capacity. As 9to5Google has spotted on a support page , though, there’s something important you need to know if you plan to put it

LG wants to put transparent OLEDs in restaurants and subways

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LG's got a transparent OLED display, and if you're wondering how such a device could be useful, the company has a few ideas to share. Ahead of the upcoming CES 2021 show, LG shared a few ideas on how its transparent OLED products could fit into real-world situations. One idea is having a transparent OLED at a restaurant, where the display would pop up from the bar, between the customer and the wa

You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free

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When Windows 10 was released in 2015 Microsoft made a major push for the new software by allowing Windows 7 users to upgrade for free

Gaming industry needs transparent, clearer rules: Octro

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Legalised online gaming set-up will encourage growth in revenue channel for the government, says Manav Sethi, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Octro Inc. It is India's top mobile gaming company.

Brave's privacy-focused browser rolls out a version for Apple's M1 Macs

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If you have a new M1-powered Mac and you’re looking for a non-Apple, non-Google , non-Mozilla browser, then good news, Brave has updated the release channel of its privacy-focused browser with native Apple Silicon support. At the moment, the Microsoft Edge team is still testing M1 support in its Canary release channel. For anyone running the `x64` version on a new Apple CPU Mac, please replace wi

Samsung's New HDR10+ TVs Automatically Adapt Picture Quality to Ambient Lighting

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HDR is optimized to work in a super dark environment, but most people spend their TV time surrounded by ambient lighting, like sunlight or the light from a lamp. That’s why Samsungs upcoming QLED TVs contain a new feature called HDR10+ Adaptive, which automatically adjusts and optimizes picture quality based on the ambient light in your living room. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hogmanay drone swarm lights up Scottish skies

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay has been lighting up the skies online with a drone display of Scottish icons.

Gain access to hundreds of micro books for under £50

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TL;DR: A lifetime premium subscription to the 12min Micro Book Library is on sale for £43.59 as of Dec. 31, saving you 85% on list price. What if instead of doom scrolling before bed, you were diving into topics and stories that enriched your mind? By doing so, not only would you have conversation starters for awkward moments, but you may find yourself advancing in your career or picking up new f

GM's CES keynote will reportedly show off an electric Chevrolet pickup

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Last month, GM announced that it was ramping up its electrification efforts and aiming to have 30 EVs on the market by the end of 2025. Turns out we might see some of those vehicles very, very soon: according to Bloomberg , the automaker will give us a peek at some of its EVs at the online-only CES in January. GM CEO Mary Barra will also give the opening keynote on January 12th and will reportedl

Vivo Y20A with triple rear cameras, 5000mAh battery launched in India

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Vivo has announced its new Y series smartphones in India that pack in a massive battery. This is the watered down version of the Vivo Y20 which was launched earlier this year.

OnePlus 8T update reportedly comes with audio, video bugs

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OnePlus is one of those manufacturers that try to be more upfront, consistent, and speedy with their monthly updates. That said, it still hasn’t been able to push a stable version of Android 11 to even the OnePlus 8 Pro. In the meantime, it continues to update all its phones, including the OnePlus 8T that already runs on Android 11. … Continue reading

Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee faces nine-year sentence in bribery case

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Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee faces a nine-year prison term in the bribery case that contributed to the downfall of former president Park Guen-hye. Prosecutors argued that the length of the sentence is warranted because of Samsung’s power as the largest chaebol, or family-owned conglomerate, in South Korea. “Samsung is a group with such overwhelming power that it is said Korean com

Gazelle phone trade-in program is shutting down

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Many might no longer be familiar with Gazelle but the company has, for years, cornered the trade-in market for smartphones. It made a name for itself first with iPhone trade-ins and then moved on to include even Android phones. Its business even put it into a position to discern market trends when it comes to what consumers are will to … Continue reading