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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: release date, cast and what we know

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Captain Pike, science officer Spock and Number One get set to boldly go...

Spider-Man 3 Recruits Alfred Molina's Doc Ock

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Arguably the best on-screen Spider-Man villain ever is making his return and the implications are huge. After weeks of rumors, the Hollywood Reporter now says Alfred Molina is indeed returning as Doctor Octopus for Sony and Marvel’s untitled third Spider-Man film, directed by Jon Watts. Read more...

Apple unveils AirPods Max, its first over-ear noise-cancelling headphones

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6KEngadget / 17h
After months of rumors , we finally have confirmation. Apple officially (and quietly) announced its first over-ear headphones today. The AirPods Max offer active noise cancellation (ANC), easy access to Siri and more for $549. Apple says these pricey headphones offer “incredible high-fidelity audio,” Adaptive EQ and spatial audio on top of their noise-cancelling abilities. “With AirPods Max, we a

Galaxy E series could be another series of mid-range smartphones from Samsung

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Samsung is said to bring back the Galaxy E series lineup. The Galaxy E62 could be the first in the line.

Netflix's StreamFest a big hit - 8 lakh new app downloads in India

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Online streaming giant Netflix’s two day free streaming seems to have been a big success as it witnessed eight lakh mobile downloads of the app in India, according to an analytics firm.

TripAdvisor shares drop following China app ban

58TechCrunch / 29min
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced it has banned 105 mobile apps for violating Chinese internet regulations. While almost all of the apps are made by Chinese developers, American travel booking and review site TripAdvisor is also on the list. TripAdvisor shares dipped on Nasdaq after the CAC’s announcement, but began recovering in after-hours trading. While TripAdvisor is base

Uber sells off flying taxi unit

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60BBC News - Technology / 41min
Elevate is the second business Uber has sold off this week as the company seeks profitability.

Tesla: German court halts factory plan over snake and lizard habitats

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The electric carmaker has been clearing forest to make way for a 'Gigafactory' close to Berlin.

It's now impossible to buy AirPods Max from Apple in 2020

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Looking to buy Apple AirPods Max on the official release date? You may have trouble finding them in stock on December 15.

Apple AirPods Max UAE price and release date

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Apple's first over-ear headphones – the Apple AirPods Max – have finally been announced.

WhatsApp Pay off to very slow start in its first month in India

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Pay, which was recently given approval for full-fledged launch, only processed 0.31 million transactions worth Rs 13 crore, according to data released by NPCI.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II is finally coming to mobile

SlashGear / 1h
Like any large franchise, Star Wars has seen its name put on many products outside of the core trilogy of trilogies, from spin-off TV series like The Mandalorian to novels that have mostly been thrown out the window when Disney declared them to be non-canon. And, of course, there are computer games, from flight simulations to RPGs. Of the latter … Continue reading

All versions of Kubernetes found to be at risk of attack

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Unpatched MiTM vulnerability in Kubernetes could allow an attacker to intercept traffic from other pods or nodes.

Save over £100 on a robot vacuum cleaner that does it all

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SAVE OVER £100: The iRobot Roomba 960 robot vacuum cleaner is on sale for £462.99 on Amazon, saving you 24% on list price. We're all very tired, and the last thing anyone wants to do right now is clean the house. This is officially "winding down" time, and that means there is no time for vacuum cleaning. We're not suggesting that you just give up entirely and let your house collect dirt, debris,

Google will let you sign in and save passwords on Chrome without syncing

46Engadget / 2h
A year ago, Google tweaked Chrome so that it can fill out your credit card details even if you don’t switch on the browser’s sync feature. Now, the tech giant is making it even easier to access your logins and payment details without having to sync across devices, so long as you’re signed in. Google says in its announcement that Chrome on Android will “soon” give you a way to sign in with a singl

Boat Watch Enigma with 1.54-inch display, Spo2 monitor launched for Rs 2,999

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Boat has announced its second smartwatch in India with SpO2 monitor.

Lawn startup Sunday raises millions to help you with your backyard

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Inspiration to launch a lawn-care company struck Coulter Lewis when he was shopping for lawn-care products one day. The entrepreneur, who previously worked as a designer and co-founder of a snack company, says the stench of pesticides and herbicides piled high was too strong to ignore. Lewis began researching safer alternatives to fertilize his backyard. His research showed him that he wasn’t alo

Win the Christmas gifting game with these deals on Le Creuset cookware

Mashable / 2h
SAVE UP TO 44%: Le Creuset cookware is on sale for up to 44% off on Amazon as of Dec. 9, including casseroles, kettles, grills, and more. Don't pretend for a moment that holiday gifting isn't competitive, because we all know that you want to come out on top. In a bid to win the Christmas present game this year, you could go big and overload your friends and family with gifts, or you could go for

Save up to 20% on these stylish alternatives to the Apple Watch

Mashable / 2h
SAVE UP TO 20%: Honor smartwatches and fitness trackers are on sale on Amazon, saving you up to 20% on list price. We know that it can sometimes seem like there is no alternative to Apple, but there really is life outside of this bubble. There are a bunch of budget-friendly alternatives to things like MacBooks, iPads, and Apple Watches, if you just gave them a chance. It can be difficult to pop t

Official Samsung Galaxy S21 teasers have leaked, confirming minimal camera bump

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Three leaked teasers have revealed Samsung's Galaxy S21 lineup, confirming redesigned camera bumps.

Save over £100 on this stacked electric toothbrush bundle from Oral-B

Mashable / 2h
SAVE £170: The Oral-B SmartSeries 6500 CrossAction electric toothbrush is on sale for £59.99 on Amazon, saving you 74% on list price. It's once again that time when everyone starts frantically looking for the best deals for Christmas shopping, and whilst there are many places to find good offers, nothing comes close to Amazon in terms of sheer quantity. Amazon has launched a wide range of last-mi

Xiaomi's tiny photo printer looks a lot like a popular Pokemon

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What if Pikachu had a love affair with a printer?

Today only: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G slashed down to AU$999

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G is at its lowest price yet on Amazon Australia.

GMC takes the Hummer EV north for winter testing

67Engadget / 3h
The Edition 1 of GMC’s 1,000HP Hummer EV “supertruck” is still about a year away from going on sale, but the company is preparing for cold weather testing of prototypes. Autoblog points out a few new pictures of the all-electric vehicle testing at GM’s Milford proving grounds in Michigan , as the company makes sure it’s ready to handle everything customers will throw at it (probably parking lots

Moto G Stylus (2021) briefly pops up on Amazon

SlashGear / 3h
It’s not that easy to keep track of Motorola’s G family, especially when it went beyond numbers and suffixed words to its name. Sure, some like “Power” easily describe the powerful batteries that some models pack but the likes of “Play” and “Plus” are harder to differentiate. And then came the Moto G Stylus earlier this year, bringing along with … Continue reading

Infinix Zero 8i goes on sale today: price in India, specs, and availability

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Infinix Zero 8i will go on sale for the first time today on Flipkart.

OnePlus 9 Pro could get an official waterproof rating

SlashGear / 3h
OnePlus has a love-hate relationship with the official dust and water resistance rating, better known as IP (Ingress Protection) rating. Although an industry standard and a feature much-touted by other smartphone makers, OnePlus has steered clear out of its way, explaining the unnecessary cost of the certification when its phones are just as dust and water-resistant anyway. That changed earlier …

Halo Infinite release date pushed to late 2021 – nearly a year after Xbox Series X launch

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Developer 343 Industries offers a large update on the status of Halo Infinite and what we can expect from the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be Google Stadia's biggest test yet

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Google is opening up Stadia to eight new European countries ahead of its biggest launch of 2020: Cyberpunk 2077.

Rebekah Jones, Fired Florida Data Scientist, Raises $100K After Cops Stormed Her Home

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It’s a tale as old as time: Woman becomes data curator for the Florida government during a global pandemic, Florida government fires woman for accurately reporting the data it’s trying to suppress, woman continues to tweet accurate but forbidden statistics about deadly virus to a massive online following, Florida law… Read more...

Minecraft Community Celebration brings freebies, Windows ray tracing

SlashGear / 4h
2020 has been hard for everyone, even those who thrive in virtual worlds. Gaming events have been postponed then canceled and communities have had to quickly find new ways to get together even when far apart. Games have become an important part of survival this year and platforms like Minecraft have even become a much-needed respite and escape while fostering … Continue reading

Newly funded OfficeTogether looks to help employees return to work safely

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Amy Yin doesn’t foresee startups resuming a five-day-a-week in-office work schedule, even after COVID-19 has been battled back. It’s probably a safe bet. Many companies have learned this year that employees can be just as productive, working from home. More, employees — much as they might miss their own desks — no longer want to sit in a traditional office all the time. According a survey of 2,30

Space manufacturing startup Varda, incubated at Founders Fund, emerges with $9 million in funding

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From a young age, Will Bruey, the co-founder and chief executive of Varda Space Industries , was fascinated with space and running his own business. So when the former SpaceX engineer was tapped by Delian Asparouhov and Trae Stephens of Founders Fund to work on Varda he didn’t think twice. Bruey spent six years at SpaceX. First working on the Falcon and Dragon video systems and then the bulk of t

Apple AirPods Max might be missing a U1 UWB chip despite the price

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SlashGear / 5h
Although its existence has long been rumored and expected, Apple still managed to surprise the consumer electronics market when it finally announced the AirPods Max over-the-ear headphones. That shock was more about the price rather than the features, and at that price point, you’d expect it to almost have everything and the kitchen sink. On paper, the headphones do meet … Continue reading

Facebook Is About To Be Sued For Allegedly Violating Antitrust Law

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More than 40 attorneys general and the U.S. government are gearing up to throw the book at the Book... Facebook... with an antitrust lawsuit that’s set to be filed on Wednesday. Read more...

Russia's FireEye Hack Is a Statement—but Not a Catastrophe

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100+Wired / 5h
The fallout from the attack may not be as dire as it first sounds.

Pornhub's Finally Verifying Uploaders

20Gizmodo / 5h
Pornhub is scrambling to clean up its act, it says, in the aftermath following New York Times opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof’s piece “The Children of Pornhub,” which is what it sounds like. In the days after publication, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) threatened to introduce legislation (as he does ), and Visa and… Read more...

Chrome Sync will be optional for Android sign-ins, desktop passwords

SlashGear / 5h
Not too long ago, Google made a somewhat unpopular decision to tie signing into Google accounts with singing into Google Chrome. Although there are advertised benefits to this unified system, some users also found it even more convenient, especially as it forced them to rely on Chrome’s syncing functionality to get access to data stored in their Google accounts. Google … Continue reading

Google Fuchsia OS gets serious, development opened to the public

SlashGear / 5h
Google has quite a few platforms under its care like Android, Chrome OS, and customized variants of those. For the longest time, pundits have been waiting for Google to finally come with its own operating system, whether it’s just Android or, more likely, just Chrome OS. For some time, it seemed that Fuchsia would be that long-awaited Google OS, at … Continue reading

Here's how much the ideal Apple Fitness+ setup will cost you

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It's official: Apple's Fitness+ streaming service will finally be available starting December 14. For $9.99 per month (or $79.99 per year), the streaming service offers tons of workouts based on a variety of skill levels — all of which can be done from the comfort of your own home. But simply owning an iPhone isn't enough to grant you access to Apple's new fitness club. You'll also need an Apple

FTC sues to block P&G’s acquisition of Billie, a razor startup for women

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The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of Billie, a NY-based startup that sells razors and body wash. In the notice, the FTC alleged that the merger would “eliminate innovative nascent competitors for wet shave razors” to the loss of consumers. Billie was founded in 2017 with the goal of fighting the “pink tax” on goods marketed to women, including razors an

Millions of IoT devices could be vulnerable to these unfixable security bugs

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Forescout has discovered 33 vulnerabilities in open source TCP/IP stacks which serve as the foundational components of millions of connected devices.

Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Says It Was Hacked By a Nation-State That Rhymes With Frussia

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74Gizmodo / 6h
Leading cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday that it had fallen victim to the type of security breach it typically helps other companies and government agencies defend themselves against, and that the culprit was a highly sophisticated nation-state with “top-tier offensive capabilities” that rhymes with Frussia. Read more...

Halo Infinite finally gets a launch date, but it’s bittersweet news

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SlashGear / 6h
We finally know when Halo Infinite will be hitting shelves, but it’s bittersweet news. The title, which was originally set to launch at the same time as the latest Xbox consoles, won’t be arriving until next fall, meaning fans will have to wait nearly a year before they can finally play the game. A Halo Infinite campaign demo was released … Continue reading

Covid, the US election and crumpets: Google reveals Australia’s top searches for 2020

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Australians also wanted to know how to make hand sanitiser, where to buy toilet paper, and the definition of a 'Karen'.

The Christchurch Shooter and YouTube’s Radicalization Trap

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The platform has gotten better about stamping out extremist content. But researchers say its policies and algorithms are still too opaque.

New report finds Christchurch shooter was radicalized on YouTube and Facebook

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A new, nearly 800-page report on the 2019 Christchurch shooting claims that mainstream social media platforms had a much larger role in radicalizing the shooter than fringe websites. The two platforms that had the biggest impact on the shooter’s mindset: YouTube and Facebook. Following the attack that left 51 people dead at two Christchurch mosques in March of last year, the New Zealand governmen

How iPhone 12's Lidar and AI help me navigate the street as a blind person

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Blind reporter Lucy Edwards tests the iPhone 12 which can detect the distance of people and objects.

PayPal 'reward' email rapped for misleading

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The message must not be sent again in the same form, rules the Advertising Standards Authority.

Currys PC World asked to honour cancelled Black Friday sales

200+BBC News - Technology / 6h
Shoppers say they are being charged full price to re-order products cancelled because of a fault.

Southwest Will Extend Its Schedule Again This Week, But They’re A Month Late

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Southwest Airlines doesn't publish its schedule 11 months in advance like most airlines. Instead they extend it several months at a time. Against the backdrop of uncertainty they didn't extend their schedule a month ago like they said they were going to do. They now project they'll extend it again this week. Continue reading ...

Logitech Circle View Doorbell with facial recognition is made for Apple users

SlashGear / 6h
Logitech has introduced Circle View Doorbell, a new video doorbell for connected homes. This device was designed exclusively for use with Apple HomeKit, the first wired video doorbell to feature such exclusivity. The model features a classic design that makes it less likely to stand out, facial recognition, and other key features. The Logitech Circle View Doorbell features a built-in … Continue r

Halo Infinite now scheduled for release in ‘Fall 2021’

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76TechCrunch / 7h
We already knew that Halo Infinite was delayed until next year. Initially intended to launch alongside the new Xboxes, Microsoft announced back in August that it would instead ship in 2021. Exactly when in 2021, though, was still anyone’s guess. A new blog post from 343 Industries narrows it down a bit: it’ll be released in Fall. Assuming they mean Fall in the Northern Hemisphere (which, well, th

Ada Ventures closes first fund at $50M, investing in diverse founders tacking society’s problems

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A year ago this week Ada Ventures — a U.K./Europe-focused VC with an “impact twist” aiming to invest in diverse founders tackling societal problems — launched onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt. (You can watch the video of that launch below.) Today Ada announces that it has closed its first fund at $50 million. Cornerstone LPs in the fund include Big Society Capital , an entity owned by the U.K. gover

'Halo Infinite' release gets rescheduled for fall 2021

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100+Engadget / 7h
After a disappointing unveiling earlier this yea r, Microsoft put the brakes on plans to make Halo Infinite a launch title for the new Xbox consoles and focused on adding much-needed visual polish. Now, as part of its 343 Day events, the development team has shared a number of screenshots from the game, and announced it plans to release Halo Infinite next fall. Bungie veteran Jason Staten, who is

Jaguar F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition gives E-type icon a fitting tribute

20SlashGear / 7h
Jaguar’s iconic E-Type is about to celebrate its 60th birthday, and the British automaker plans to mark the milestone with a super-limited-run of F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition cars. Based on the F-TYPE R, the commemorative cars will distinguish themselves with a classic paint color from Jaguar’s back-catalog. That’s Sherwood Green, a color that was offered on the E-Type in the … Continue reading

Apple takes aim at adtech hysteria over iOS app tracking change

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Apple has used a speech to European lawmakers and privacy regulators today to come out jabbing at what SVP Craig Federighi described as dramatic, “outlandish” and “false” claims being made by the adtech industry over a forthcoming change to iOS that will give users the ability to decline app tracking. The iPhone maker had been due to introduce the major privacy enhancement to the App Store this f

Daily Crunch: Apple announces AirPods Max headphones

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Apple unveils new high-end headphones, Calm raises more funding and Cyberpunk 2077 faces criticism. This is your Daily Crunch for December 8, 2020. The big story: Apple announces AirPods Max headphones These are Apple’s first over-ear headphones under the AirPods brand (it also owns Beats), and at $549 they’re priced significantly higher than previous AirPods. Other features include active noise

Lie-flat first-class seats on new Hawaiian Airlines routes available from 40,000 miles

The Points Guy / 7h
This afternoon, Hawaiian Airlines announced four new routes coming in 2021 , including all-new nonstop service from both Orlando (MCO) and Austin (AUS) to/from Honolulu (HNL). This marks the first nonstop service to Hawaii from both of these markets, which is an exciting moment all on its own. But, if you like to fly the 4,000-ish miles from those cities to Hawaii in comfort, you’ll want to key o

Orientalism, Cyberpunk 2077, and Yellow Peril in Science Fiction

200+Wired / 7h
Cyberpunk as a genre, and Cyberpunk 2077 the game, are both rooted in a type of other-ization that can’t be ignored—but it can be examined.

DoorDash said to price at $102 per share, doubling its final private price

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According to media reports , food-delivery giant DoorDash priced its IPO at $102 per share, ahead of its final IPO pricing range of $90 to $95 per share . The company’s debut has been warmly anticipated by public investors, as evinced by the company raising its range from an initial target of $75 to $85. While we’re still waiting for official pricing, the price point makes DoorDash worth $32 bill

Chuck Yeager’s 1947 Flight Inspired Our Supersonic Ambitions

300+Wired / 8h
Yeager was the prototype of the American hero, a decorated fighter pilot immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff. He died Monday at age 97.

Cybersecurity firm FireEye says state-sponsored hackers stole its tools

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100+Engadget / 8h
FireEye, one of the largest cybersecurity firms in the US, says it believes it’s been the victim of a state-sponsored hacking attack that saw the theft of internal tools it uses to conduct penetration testing for other companies. “Recently, we were attacked by a highly sophisticated threat actor, one whose discipline, operational security and techniques lead us to believe it was a state-sponsored

Ravens vs Cowboys live stream: how to watch the NFL week 13 game anywhere right now

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Here's how to get a Ravens vs Cowboys live stream and watch the NFL online right now as Baltimore look to bounce back from its recent skid.

Apple leak claims AI boss now leading Titan self-driving car project

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Apple’s Project Titan, the codename for the autonomous driving division we’ve been hearing about for years, recently underwent a big change in leadership, according to a new report. The change was, at least according to sources, due to the full retirement of former Apple SVP of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield. The Titan team of engineers have been moved under the … Continue reading

US cybersecurity firm FireEye hit by 'state-sponsored' attack

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1KBBC News - Technology / 8h
FireEye says tools used for testing clients' security have been stolen, without naming the culprits.

Fintech App Threatens to Sue Facebook and Friends Over Diem Name

48Gizmodo / 8h
Diem it! A London-based finance app called Diem is threatening to sue the Diem Association, the consortium in charge of what was once known as the Libra token. Read more...

SpaceX’s Starship Scrubs First High-Altitude Test at Last Second

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Futurism / 8h
Liftoff After many months of delays, SpaceX finally got ready for its first-ever high-altitude test flight of its gigantic Starship rocket. At around 4:35 pm local time, the 165-foot behemoth fired up its three massive Raptor engines at the space company’s test facilities in Boca Chica, Texas — but it wasn’t meant to be. The engines flared up in puffs of white smoke, but stopped short of igniting

Hawaiian Airlines launching 4 new routes to 3 new cities

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Come 2021, Hawaiian Airlines will offer even more gateways from the mainland to Hawaii. The Honolulu-based carrier announced Tuesday that it will add three new dots to its route map next year, two of which are particularly noteworthy. The first, Orlando, will be the first nonstop service from Florida to Hawaii. Beginning March 11, Hawaiian will fly its Airbus A330-200 on the 4,757-mile journey fr

Of Course AT&T Is Doubling Down on Its Chaotic HBO Max Premieres

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You know who thinks WarnerMedia’s “hybrid” release model is a great idea? Read more...

Pornhub bans downloads and unverified uploads following backlash

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Last week, the New York Times published an op-ed titled "The Children of Pornhub," detailing how the site turned a blind eye to videos of rape, both of children and adults, and other abuses. The article exploded on social media and on Tuesday, Pornhub issued a response about its "commitment to trust and safety." For more information on Pornhub’s commitment to Trust and Safety, go to

Watch SpaceX's Starship attempt high-altitude flight (Update: womp womp)

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100+Engadget / 8h
Taking off from Boca Chica, Texas, SpaceX plans to launch its 160-foot tall prototype Starship spacecraft to a height of 12.5km (41,000 feet) above the surface and safely return to its launch pad. The company has set a launch window beginning at 5:30pm ET and you can see it live via SpaceX’s YouTube channel . Plans have been in place to conduct this test for several months. Originally slated to f

Watch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner ace NASA’s parachute test

SlashGear / 9h
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner has hit a major new milestone, paving the way for its eventual crewed trips to and from the ISS. The milestone marked the success of Starliner’s final parachute balloon-drop test. NASA notes that once it’s operational, Starliner will be the first orbital crew capsule made in America that will perform land-to-land trips. Boeing is part of NASA’s … Continue reading

Don't Fall For These Pet Adoption Scams

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Even under normal circumstances, people tend to get lonely during the holidays, but buying a pet to fill an emotional void is especially in vogue this year as we enter a festive season while in the throes of a raging pandemic. Unfortunately, thousands of lonely Americans scanning the internet for a quarantine pet are… Read more...

Make Money By Putting Ads On Your Car

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The stigma of “selling out to the man” might seem like a quaint Gen-X concept if you’re feeling a pandemic cash crunch—so if you’re short on money and own a car, why not plaster your ride with ads as a way to make some extra bank? Read more...

Uber sells air taxi business Elevate to Joby Aviation, shedding its last moonshot

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Uber has offloaded its air taxi enterprise Elevate to Joby Aviation, the last of several moonshots to be sold by the ride-hailing company in a pursuit to stick to its core business and reach profitability. The transaction announced Tuesday is part of a complex deal that includes Uber investing $75 million into Joby and an expanded partnership between the two companies. Last year, Uber and Joby, w

Hawaiian Airlines Will Fly To Austin & Orlando

300+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Well here are some cool new airline routes… New Hawaiian Airlines routes to the mainland Hawaiian Airlines has just announced four new routes to the US mainland, two of which I find to be particularly noteworthy. This all comes a couple of months after Hawaii reopened to visitors from the mainland without quarantine, in conjunction with pre-travel testing. Obviously airlines are having to complet

Cyberpunk 2077 epilepsy warning – CD Projekt Red promises fix

SlashGear / 9h
Earlier today, Game Informer published an alarming PSA regarding Cyberpunk 2077 and epileptic triggers within the game. As it turns out, there are number of epilepsy triggers present in the game, along with one that sounds rather major. Following that PSA’s publication, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has announced that it will address these issues with a new warning … Continue reading

Premiere security firm FireEye says it was breached by nation-state hackers

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200+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images ) FireEye, a $3.5 billion company that helps customers respond to some of the world’s most sophisticated cyberattacks, has itself been hacked, most likely by a well-endowed nation-state that made off with “red-team” attack tools used to pierce network defenses. The revelation, made in a press release posted after the close of stock

Earn Top Hyatt Elite Status On Award Nights For Net Cost Of -16,250 Points (Yes, Negative)

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Hyatt has reduced the qualification requirement for top tier Globalist status from 60 nights to 30 nights for 2021. You can get double the annual elite nights from a new Hyatt card, stays in January and February count double, and award nights - which start at just 5000 points - count too. Plus Hyatt is rebating points spent on redemptions. You can earn top tier elite status and come out ahead on

The Mystery of Illinois' Short-Lived Cookie Monster Mural

500+Gizmodo / 9h
Forget the monoliths —there’s a new monument perplexing America. An artist was commissioned by a local business owner to create a mural of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster on the side of his building. There was only one problem: This patron of the arts didn’t actually own the building, and he’s all but disappeared. Read more...

Pornhub ends unverified uploads and bans downloads

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500+Engadget / 9h
Pornhub is making major changes to its service following a New York Times article that highlighted how the site’s lax enforcement of its policies has enabled child exploitation. Among the changes: Pornhub is ending uploads from unverified users and banning the ability of users’ to download much of the site’s content. The company is also implementing new moderation policies and will release a tran

Cybersecurity firm FireEye says it was hacked by a nation-state

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500+TechCrunch / 9h
FireEye, normally the first company that cyberattack victims will call, has now admitted it too has fallen victim to hackers, which the company called a “sophisticated threat actor” that was likely backed by a nation-state. In a blog post confirming the breach, the company’s chief executive Kevin Mandia said the nation-backed hackers have “top-tier offensive capabilities,” but did not attribute b

Joby acquires Uber Elevate as Uber invests further $75M

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SlashGear / 9h
Uber and Joby Aviation just announced a deal that included an acquisition, “expanded partnership”, and $75 million dollars. Uber will invest “a further $75 million” more than they’d previously invested in the aviation company – they’d previously invested $50 million as part of Joby’s Series C financing round in the first month of 2020. The deal included a $75 million … Continue reading

Uber has sold off its air taxi business

Uber Taxi Joby Aviation•
58Engadget / 9h
As suspected , and following a similar deal yesterday to offload its self-driving taxi technology to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora, Uber announced Tuesday that it has sold its flying taxi service, Uber Elevate to California-based Joby Aviation. Joby already makes electric VTOL aircraft so it is acquiring Uber’s aerial ride-hailing division. Doing so will allow the startup access to Uber’s app

How to Choose the Perfect Area Rug

39Lifehacker / 9h
Creating a special look for your home can be daunting if you’re not a designer, but you don’t have to be a professional to make your place stylish. There are small things you can do to give your home character—putting up a picture, adding throw pillows, buying a new coffee table—but one easy way to spruce up a room is… Read more...

Chuck Yeager, First Faster-Than-Sound Pilot, Dies at 97

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100+Gizmodo / 9h
America has lost one of its great daredevils of the sky. Chuck Yeager, the Air Force test pilot who made history by being the first person to break the sound barrier, died on Monday evening. He was 97. Read more...

NASA Releases Detailed Plan for 2024 Moon Base Camp

2KFuturism / 9h
Moon Base Alpha NASA just released updated plans for the upcoming Artemis Moon missions — and, in particular, new details about setting up a lunar base and the first crewed Moon landing in decades. The space agency laid out specific goals for several upcoming missions, like how much lunar soil it plans to bring back to Earth and the experiments it plans to conduct, according to The Independent .

Behind the Paper That Led to a Google Researcher’s Firing

500+Wired / 9h
Timnit Gebru was one of seven authors on a study that examined prior research on training artificial intelligence models to understand language.

Artemis Astronauts Will Be Doing Some Serious Science on the Moon

56Gizmodo / 9h
NASA has released its science priorities for the first crewed Artemis lunar landing, scheduled for 2024. Prior to planting their boots on the lunar regolith, however, the next man and woman to visit the Moon will have to go back to school, as mission planners prepare their tools for the upcoming mission. Read more...

Cloudflare, Apple, and others back a new way to make the Internet more private

100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) For more than three decades, the Internet’s most key underpinning has posed privacy and security threats to the billion-plus people who use it every day. Now, Cloudflare, Apple, and content-delivery network Fastly have introduced a novel way to fix that using a technique that prevents service providers and network snoops from seeing the addresses end users visit or

Remembering Chuck Yeager, the world’s first supersonic pilot

The Points Guy / 9h
Decades before the famed Concorde made its first passenger flight, Chuck Yeager soared above Southern California’s Mojave Desert in a rocket-powered Bell X-1. On Oct. 14, 1947, at the age of 24, Yeager became the first person in the world to fly beyond the speed of sound, paving the way for generations of pilots to achieve supersonic flight — for decades to come. Captain Charles Yaeger with the B

Here’s how Hitman 3 uses PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller

SlashGear / 9h
We’re quickly approaching Hitman 3‘s release date of January 20th, and today, IO Interactive detailed just what kind of DualSense features we can expect in the PlayStation 5 version of the game. As you might expect, the game will support DualSense’s adaptive triggers, and IO Interactive communications manager Travis Barbour explained that functionality it great detail today. We’re told, in … Cont

SpaceX's Still-in-Beta Starlink ISP Gets Nearly a Billion Dollars to Try and Fix Rural Internet

45Gizmodo / 9h
SpaceX just scored nearly a billion dollars to improve rural internet in the U.S despite not yet launching its satellite-based Starlink ISP nationally. Read more...

Shiny Pokemon GO Kanto Tour – Green ticket or Red?

SlashGear / 10h
The Pokemon GO Tour Kanto Region event is soon approaching, and you’ve got a choice to make. Much like the original Pokemon games for GameBoy, there’ll be colors associated with certain Pokemon. In this new event, Shiny Pokemon will appear according to the ticket you’ve purchased, be it a Red Version ticket or a Green Version ticket. Non-ticket holders will … Continue reading

Elon Musk moved to Texas

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500+TechCrunch / 10h
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that he has moved to Texas, confirming months of speculation that the billionaire would leave California, a state of which he has become increasingly critical. Musk confirmed the move during an interview at the The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council annual summit . His remarks confirmed a CNBC report that Musk had told friends of his intent to move to Te

Use Google's 'Look to Speak' App to Talk With Your Eyes

100+Lifehacker / 10h
Many people require the aid of specialized speech devices to communicate with their family, friends, and caregivers. Some of these machines are operated through eye-tracking, which allows the users to quickly “type” sentences or select phrases without touch or voice controls—but not everyone has access to such devices. Read more...

Elon Musk Says He Has Moved to Texas

Musk Texas California•
2KFuturism / 10h
Howdy, Elon SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he’s relocated from Silicon Valley to Texas during an interview at The Wall Street Journal ‘s annual CEO Council summit. Musk previously told friends and associated of his plans, as CNBC reported last week . The CEO had already spent considerable time in the state overseeing production at SpaceX’s testing facilities in Boca Chica, Texas as well as his tunnel

Uber Jettisons Flying Car Project

300+NYT > Technology / 10h
A day after handing its autonomous car project to a Silicon Valley start-up, Uber is ridding itself of another expensive operation.

FireEye, a Top Cybersecurity Firm, Says It Was Hacked by a Nation-State

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19KNYT > Technology / 10h
The Silicon Valley company said hackers — almost certainly Russian — made off with tools that could be used to mount new attacks around the world.

Half of U.S. adults don't know that Facebook does not do original news reporting

500+Mashable / 10h
No, Facebook does not do its own original news reporting. Social media is increasingly a primary source of news for U.S. adults. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, however, almost half of U.S. adults don't realize that Facebook is merely disseminating news — not reporting it. That's right, a large portion of the adults in the United States either actively believe that Faceboo

Apple Fitness+ launches this coming Monday at $9.99 per month

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36Ars Technica / 10h
Apple Fitness+ on an iPhone and Apple Watch. [credit: Apple ] The big Apple news today was the introduction of AirPods Max, but Apple made a smaller announcement, too: Apple Fitness+ will launch next Monday, December 14. Apple Fitness+ is a new service that incorporates music from Apple Music, the health-tracking features of the Apple Watch, and original workout videos led by accomplished trainer

YouTube HDR live stream support arrives, but you need the right gear

SlashGear / 10h
Streamers can now broadcast their videos in HDR on YouTube, assuming they have the right hardware. Though the company already had support for HDR videos uploaded to the service, it has — until now — lacked the ability to live stream HDR content, an increasingly archaic restriction as more consumers adopt devices with HDR support. Livestreaming is a popular activity … Continue reading

D-Link VPN routers have more major security issues

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Digital Defense has discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in VPN routers from D-Link which has now been patched.

The 10 Best Deals of December 8, 2020

76Gizmodo / 10h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Back to the Future's Biggest Questions Are Answered in Doc Brown's DeLorean Owner's Manual

500+Gizmodo / 10h
When did Doc Brown meet Marty McFly? What did the inventor do when he first arrived in 1885? How did he find out about the future of the McFly family? Questions like these have fascinated Back to the Future fans for years and soon they’ll have official answers. Leave it to Doc to hide some of his biggest secrets in… Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of December 8, 2020

76Lifehacker / 10h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Make Stuffed Mushrooms With Your Leftovers

75Lifehacker / 10h
If you search for “stuffed mushrooms” on this wide web of the world, you will find many recipes. That’s great for those of us who love recipes, but stuffed mushrooms are one of the easiest appetizers to make without a recipe. You just stuff things in a mushroom hollowed-out mushroom, then roast those mushrooms that… Read more...

Police Raid Home of COVID-19 Whistleblower

1KFuturism / 10h
Police Violence On Monday, Florida state police raided the home of Rebekah Jones, a data scientist who worked for the Florida Health Department until she was fired earlier this year for what she said amounted to covering up case and fatality numbers to justify reopening the state . Police barged into her home and seized her computer, pulling their guns on her children in the process. The justific

The best video games of 2020

60Mashable / 10h
There's been a lot to be unhappy about in 2020. Not video games, though. When it comes to video games, 2020 has been outstanding . This year has given us hit after hit, culminating in a couplet of consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 , that are collectively pushing games in a faster, more beautiful experience for players. From early pandemic successes like Animal Crossing: New Horizons a

Who’s Behind the Fight Between Warner Bros. and Hollywood? It’s AT&T

500+NYT > Technology / 10h
The town is mad about the studio’s decision to put movies on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time. But with a telecom giant running an entertainment company, things were bound to get weird.

Best Bose deals on eBay today

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Buying refurbished is an excellent way to get your hands on products that look, sound, and feel just like-new for only a fraction of the cost. Here are some of our favorite Bose products that are on sale today through eBay’s Certified Refurbished program.

AWS expands on SageMaker capabilities with end-to-end features for machine learning

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Nearly three years after it was first launched , Amazon Web Services’ SageMaker platform has gotten a significant upgrade in the form of new features, making it easier for developers to automate and scale each step of the process to build new automation and machine learning capabilities, the company said. As machine learning moves into the mainstream, business units across organizations will find

Redbox adds on-demand movies and shows to its free streaming service

64Engadget / 10h
Your backlog of movies and shows might still be extensive despite spending more time at home this year, but at least you have another way to watch some things for free. Redbox has added on-demand TV shows and movies to its ad-supported streaming service. It follows Redbox's rollout of a free live TV service earlier this year, which now includes 89 channels. The company says hundreds of movies and

Rivian is building its own EV charging network, but with an adventurous twist

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Drivers cruising along an off-the-beaten track might stumble upon an unusual sight in the coming months: a Rivian electric charging station. The electric automaker has designed and is now starting to build out a network of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the United States as it prepares for the first deliveries of its R1T pickup truck and R1S sport utility vehicle. The network will

What California's Lockdown Means for Holiday Travel

100+Lifehacker / 10h
If your holiday plans were going to take you to our nation’s most populous state, it’s past time to cancel. Roughly the whole southern half of California is under a lockdown order that prohibits nonessential travel , and it will likely remain in effect for the rest of the year. Read more...

Headache, Fatigue, and Other Not-So-Scary Side Effects of Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine

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94Gizmodo / 10h
Today we got the first substantial look at data on one of the covid-19 vaccines likely to reach the U.S. general public later this month. The Food and Drug Administration and the companies Pfizer and BioNTech released summary documentation of the trial data collected so far on Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine candidate.… Read more...

COVID Vaccine Is Effective After Just Two Weeks

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4KFuturism / 10h
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech effective just two weeks after the first of two doses, according to newly released documents published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA just posted the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine data here. Lots of good stuff. example: Looks like one dose may induce meaningful protection around day 10.

Strange object recaptured by Earth is 1966 booster rocket from Surveyor 2

200+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / An Atlas-Centaur rocket booster being assembled at a General Dynamics plant, circa 1962. (credit: NASA ) Fifty-four years ago, NASA launched the Surveyor 2 , an uncrewed mission to explore the surface of the Moon. Alas, the spacecraft went into a tumble en route after a failed course-correction burn, and it slammed into the lunar surface at 2.7 kilometers per second. But the rocket boos

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax and Custom Trail Boss Review – Outlier Charm

39SlashGear / 10h
Chevrolet has no shortage of different 2020 Silverado variants, but having spent time with two of the more unusual models, it’s clear that you feel the pickup’s charm most out on the fringes. On the one hand, the Silverado 1500 Duramax attempts to make diesel power more palatable with a focus on smoothness, while on the other the Silverado 1500 … Continue reading

CBS All Access comes to Xfinity X1 set-top boxes

38Engadget / 10h
While we knew it was coming , Comcast customers can stream CBS All Access through the company’s Xfinity X1 cable offering starting this week. With the rollout, Comcast becomes the first pay-TV provider to offer the ViacomCBS streaming service — which will be known as Paramont+ in the new year. The is particularly notable since Comcast owns NBCUniversal, which operates its competing Peacock stream

You don’t need to spend $250,000 to fast-track Delta Diamond status

The Points Guy / 10h
Unlike hotels, there aren’t many ways to fast-track airline elite status. For instance, no cobranded airline credit card gives you automatic airline status outright. However, there still are some shortcut opportunities . With Delta, you can get around the Medallion Qualification Dollar (MQD) requirements and earn some Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) for Medallion status with a cobranded Delt

Virgin Australia “Restructures” 737 MAX Order

49One Mile at a Time / 10h
A couple of weeks ago the “new” Virgin Australia was revealed . The airline entered voluntary administration in April 2020, and managed to emerge from that after being taken over by Bain Capital. With new ownership, Virgin Australia has a radically different business model, as the airline has cut all long haul flights and will exclusively operate 737s . Well, the airline has now announced a furth

Cyberpunk 2077 draws criticism for seizure-inducing sequence with no warning or mitigation

300+TechCrunch / 10h
One of the biggest games of the year, “ Cyberpunk 2077 ,” is about to be released, but developer CD Projekt Red is already under fire for an early game sequence with the potential to induce seizures. Players with epilepsy should be warned that there is currently no way to skip this, and the visual feature will be repeated throughout the game. Strobing lights can induce seizures in some people pro

XPrize offers $15m for realistic and sustainable ‘alternative’ meat

SlashGear / 10h
Nonprofit XPrize has teamed with ASPIRE to launch its new ‘Feed the Next Billion’ competition, one that offers up $15 million to develop realistic and sustainable alternatives to fish and chicken meats. This competition was launched under the Future of Food Impact Roadmap, which aims to make food more sustainable and secure within decades. We’ve seen quite a few developments … Continue reading

CD Projekt Red plans to address Cyberpunk 2077's epilepsy triggers

100+Engadget / 10h
After the embargo lifted on Cyberpunk 2077 reviews on Monday, reports emerged that the game includes strobing effects or rapid blinking lights that could trigger epileptic episodes. Developer CD Projekt Red has responded to those concerns with its plans on addressing them. Thank you for bringing this up. We’re working on adding a separate warning in the game, aside from the one that exists in the

The Best Over-Ear Headphones for Working Out

24Gizmodo / 11h
Running in big, chunky headphones gets a bad rap. Read more...

How to Keep 'Cyberpunk 2077' from Triggering Real-Life Seizures

74Lifehacker / 11h
When it comes to video games, I don’t pay much attention to previews (or pre-release controversy), so all the online drama surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 —the incredibly hyped action RPG that drops Wednesday at 4 p.m. PT—has blissfully passed me by. However, there’s one problematic part of the game that’s worth knowing… Read more...

Indiegogo founder launches alternative investments discovery platform Vincent

64TechCrunch / 11h
As more and more alternative investment marketplaces pop up around specific verticals like art or collectibles, Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin is launching a Kayak-like platform called Vincent which helps curious investors get a handle on what the entire asset class has to offer. Rubin and co-founders Evan Cohen, Eric Cantor and Ross Cohen have raised $2 million for the venture with backing from i

How Did Breakdancing Become an Olympic Sport?

300+Lifehacker / 11h
The Olympics aren’t so much a monument to all sports across the globe as they are an evolving and arbitrary list of them. Rugby, for example, was featured prominently throughout the early 20th century but was discontinued in 1924, only to be reinstated for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Despite a massive… Read more...

LEGO Gravedigger the first in line of Monster Jam trucks

SlashGear / 11h
LEGO Technic Monster Jam sets were revealed this week as the start of what we hope will be a long and fruitful friendship between the two brands. The Monster Jam brand machine works with the biggest names in monster trucks – likely any and all monster trucks you may recognize by name – and their LEGO journey begins now. To … Continue reading

A Massive Elephant Herd Has ‘Taken Everyone by Surprise’ in Its Return to Virunga National Park

100+Gizmodo / 11h
In a rare sign that not everything is terrible, elephants are returning to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more...

Sunshine Contacts may have given out your home address, even if you’re not using the app

100+TechCrunch / 11h
A third-party contacts app you’re not using may be handing out your home address to its users. In November, former Yahoo CEO and Google veteran Marissa Mayer and co-founder Enrique Muñoz Torres introduced their newly rebranded startup Sunshine , and its first product, Sunshine Contacts. The new iOS app offers to organize your address book by handling duplicates and merges using AI technology, as

Destiny 2 crossplay confirmed for next year as Xbox Series X and PS5 enhancements arrive

SlashGear / 11h
It’s a big day for Destiny 2, as Bungie is rolling out the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 enhancement patches for the game. Not only that, but the company has finally confirmed that crossplay is on the way, allowing fans to play with friends on other platforms. Unfortunately, it sounds like there could be quite a wait yet for … Continue reading

Foxconn hit by huge ransomware attack

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Foxconn has suffered a ransomware attack at one of its Mexican factories and the attackers are demanding a $34m ransom.

I Thought It Was an Ugly Titty Purse

Apple AirPods Max Ear•
300+Gizmodo / 11h
Apple has made a purse.

Oh No: This Company Is Building Robodogs Specifically for Combat

86Futurism / 11h
Combat Dogs Soon, a squadron of dog-like robots will patrol and monitor an Air Force base in Florida, thanks to a robotics company that’s making robodogs explicitly for military applications. Ghost Robotics recently unveiled its Vision 60 robots — four-legged machines that can be remote-controlled to surveil an area, clear bombs, or otherwise assist soldiers, according to Digital Trends . You can

The Boeing 737 MAX returns to commercial service on Wednesday

The Points Guy / 11h
The nearly two-year grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is set to come to an end on Wednesday. GOL, the largest domestic carrier in Brazil, is slated to resume commercial service with the troubled jet, with the first flights on routes to and from the company’s hub in Sao Paulo. The airline plans to have all seven of its MAXes back in the sky by the end of December. In announcing the restart of commer

United Now Offers Airport Customer Service Agents – Who Are Virtual

500+View from the Wing / 11h
What this also allows United to do over time is have fewer agents, or at least fewer agents per passenger. Instead of having agents deployed at airports across the terminal in case customers need them, and having down time throughout the day, they can locate agents centrally and optimize staffing based on predicted needs. That makes this the perfect ‘United under Scott Kirby’s leadership’ initiat

Palantir will soon help the FDA evaluate drugs, including COVID-19 treatments

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Palantir’s push into federal health work continues. The data analytics company just picked up a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration contract which will span three years for a total of $44.4 million . The company’s shares, which have doubled in value over the last two months, are up around 20% on the news. As Bloomberg reports , Palantir will help the FDA review drugs, including those developed

2022 Acura MDX official – Pricing and performance of 3-row SUV flagship

SlashGear / 11h
Acura promised something big from its new, three-row SUV, and the 2022 Acura MDX certainly isn’t holding back on style and technology. Slotting in as the automaker’s flagship model, the striking SUV – barely-tweaked from the MDX Prototype – is the model’s fourth generation, and borrows liberally from the well-received Acura Precision Concept. That means a big, oversized Diamond Pentagon … Continu

Germany’s Isar Aerospace raises $91M to get its satellite launch vehicle off the ground

89TechCrunch / 11h
The aerospace industry has seen an explosion of activity from the world of startups, where bright engineers are foregoing jobs at large corporations and opting instead to raise funding from increasingly ambitious venture capitalists to build their own startups to turn moonshots into business realities. In the latest development, a startup out of Munich has raised the largest round to date in Euro

After years of fighting it, Nest will work with Samsung’s SmartThings

24Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge Google and Samsung want to work together on smart home compatibility. The two companies put out dueling press releases today, saying that Google Nest devices would work better with Samsung SmartThings, ending a war between the SmartThings community and Nest/Google/Alphabet that has been going on for years. Samsung says that "Google Nest devices, including thermostats, cameras and doorbell

TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Offering Status Match

200+One Mile at a Time / 12h
This year TAP Air Portugal is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and as part of that we’re seeing more promotions through its frequent flyer program, Miles&Go . TAP’s goal is to expand its membership base, especially outside of Portugal. Over the summer TAP Air Portugal introduced a great new status match promotion. This is a reminder of that, as we don’t know when it’s going to end, and it’s pote

Macron promotes European tech ecosystem in an interview with Zennström

60TechCrunch / 12h
French President Emmanuel Macron sat down with Niklas Zennström for an interview on the European tech ecosystem. Macron listed everything that’s needed to create European tech giants that compete with the biggest American and Chinese tech companies. According to him, Europe needs to focus on “financing, integration of our markets and an actual single market, regulation for privacy and technologic

Google opens up its curious Fuschia OS to contributions from the public

73Engadget / 12h
It's been a while since we've heard much about Fuchsia , the operating system Google has been working on for the last several years . The company has been cagey about the OS, even though it's an open-source project. Now, Google is opening up Fuchsia development some more, and it's seeking contributions from the public. Google has been sharing its work on Fuchsia through repositories that anyone c

Your Android Gboard keyboard font changed – here’s what happened

SlashGear / 12h
Today Gboard released a significant change to the way your (beta build) keyboard appears in your phone. This update appeared as the default for beta users across the internet. As the change is default, some users were likely caught off guard – but don’t worry! Nothing’s broken. This is just the first day of the rest of your life. The … Continue reading

Researchers Discover Dangerous Security Flaws in Code Used in Millions of Devices

85Gizmodo / 12h
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Forescout published a new whitepaper on Tuesday detailing how 33 security flaws baked into a handful of widely used code libraries could have catastrophic consequences for millions of internet-connected devices, running the gamut from smart home and industrial tech, to devices in… Read more...

Solving David Dobrik's new puzzle could win you $100,000

100+Mashable / 12h
From a disposable camera app to perfume , YouTuber David Dobrik has been widening his empire to include his own products. His latest ties in his penchant for giveaways : the Hundred Thousand Dollar Puzzle . Unlike Dobrik's previous giveaways, this one won't include a Tesla, but it will offer cash. The Hundred Thousand Dollar Puzzle costs $30 to buy, and it may reward you with somewhere between 25

Despite the pandemic, small business optimism persists

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Kathryn Petralia Contributor Kathryn Petralia is the president and co-founder of Kabbage , an American Express Company providing small businesses cash flow solutions. Businesses and consumers alike are finding ways to adapt and stay resilient during these unprecedented times. Though recovery may take time, a new report confirms the strength of entrepreneurialism and grit of small business owners,

These 10 gadgets make great gifts at $50 or less

32Engadget / 12h
Gadgets make fantastic gifts for just about everyone. These devices, as you already know, often cost a pretty penny. So, if you happened to miss out on the significant savings of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you might think that you're up a river without a paddle. That's not the case with this roundup. We've put together a list of 10 gadgets that are on sale for $50 or less. In other words, it'

Samsung SmartThings can now control Google Nest devices

64Engadget / 12h
Remember Bixby , Samsung’s voice-activated assistant? While the company doesn’t seem any closer to finally abandoning the AI, it is at least becoming more open to letting people use Google Assistant on its devices. Starting in January, Google and Samsung plan to integrate their respective platforms more closely together. To start, you’ll be able to control your Nest devices, including cameras, th

Florida police raid home of former state coronavirus data manager

300+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Workers removing a sign from a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Orlando, Florida, in October 2020. (credit: Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images ) Police on Monday raided the Florida home of data scientist Rebekah Jones, who alleged in May that she was fired from her job collating COVID-19 data for the state because she refused to "manipulate" data to make the governor's agenda

Apple's new partnership might help close one of the web's worst privacy holes

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Cloudflare, Apple and Fastly have developed Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS to help further protect the privacy of users online.

Project Delta's food waste moonshot is now part of Google

60Engadget / 12h
Food waste in America is a big problem with an estimated 30 - 40 percent of our groceries getting tossed out, costing retailers $57 billion each year. To address this issue, X launched a food waste moonshot in search of a smarter food distribution system. Two and a half years of research and prototyping later, the project is moving up to Google proper for further development at scale. One of the

Tiny Cyborg Drone Navigates Using Surgically Removed Moth Antenna

1KFuturism / 12h
Smellicopter When it comes to tracking scents, technological sensors tend to fall short. So when they were building a new smell-hunting robot, a team of University of Washington engineers instead turned to nature , equipping a small drone with an antenna plucked from a live moth, according to research published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics . The resulting cyborg, which they call th

Galaxy S21, S21+, Ultra teasers make duo-tone colors look gorgeous

SlashGear / 12h
Good news, the Samsung Galaxy S21 isn’t going to look like a nightmare. A couple of rather official-looking teasers appeared for the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra this morning in black and “Phantom Violet.” This color scheme appears very similar to that of the Violet used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – refined just a … Continue reading

U.S. releases video showing rapid, alarming Arctic change

300+Mashable / 12h
NOAA's 2020 Arctic Report Card doesn't pull any punches. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration observed extreme changes in the Arctic this year and laid them bare in its latest, and fifteenth, Arctic Report Card . The video underscores key points of the report. The scientific agency published its first report card back in 2006. "It was clear from the beginning the Arctic was ch

How to watch SpaceX launch the Starship rocket

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72Mashable / 12h
UPDATE: Dec. 8, 2020, 2:53 p.m. PST The Starship test flight was aborted after an attempted lift-off around 4:30 p.m. CT Tuesday. Raptor auto-abort at T-1 second — SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 8, 2020 Immediately after the countdown, the flight was called off. "Raptor abort, standing down for the day," SpaceX posted on the livestream. A few minutes later SpaceX posted to follow its Twitter account f

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Still Flies High, 20 Years Later

2KGizmodo / 12h
Many people believe American audiences won’t go to theaters to see a foreign film. Twenty years ago today though, a movie broke that barrier in a most memorable way. Read more...

What Have You Actually Liked About Working Out at Home?

57Lifehacker / 12h
Working out at home has brought its challenges: improvising equipment , cobbling together a routine , planning for an uncertain future , trying to not get bored , scouring the internet for those elusive weights . But there are some upsides too, right? Read more...

Curiosity Stream Is a Streaming Service Tailor-Made for People Who Love to Learn

Futurism / 12h
Binge-watching TV shows was a trend during before the pandemic. Now? It’s practically the norm. Thanks to the development of various streaming services, there are thousands of TV shows readily available anytime, anywhere. But if you’re tired of the same old streaming services, and wanna immerse yourself in factual, educational, thought-provoking content, it’s time to try Curiosity Stream . Curios

Uncovering the mystery of when airlines offer fare sales

The Points Guy / 12h
Alaska Airlines launched its latest flash sale this past Friday, advertising fares from the West Coast to Florida beginning at $49. The Seattle-based carrier promoted the deals on Twitter at 6 p.m. PT, with a warning that the sale would end just six hours later, right before midnight. While some passengers might’ve jumped at the opportunity to spend some time on the beach for less than $100 round

Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ for 2020: A Pair of $549 Headphones

300+Wired / 12h
The future of audio is spatial.