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Databand raises $14.5M led by Accel for its data pipeline observability tools

100+TechCrunch / 1h
DevOps continues to get a lot of attention as a wave of companies develop more sophisticated tools to help developers manage increasingly complex architectures and workloads. In the latest development, Databand — an AI-based observability platform for data pipelines, specifically to detect when something is going wrong with a datasource when an engineer is using a disparate set of data management

Amazon adds Mac Minis to its cloud to assist Apple developers

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44Engadget / 36min
Amazon is bringing the Mac Mini to the cloud for developers who want cloud-based build and test machines for any Apple device app. The new “EC2 Mac instances” use physical Mac Minis with Intel i7 six-core chips and 32GB of RAM. However, AWS plans to roll out M1 Mac Minis as well within the first half of 2021, the company told TechCrunch . “Powered by Mac Mini hardware and the AWS Nitro System, yo

What is RICA and why do we have to register our cellphones?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
If you're interested in knowing why you can't just pick up a SIM card and be on your way, here is a little background on RICA

Save over 60% on a weighted blanket that'll keep you cozy all winter

Mashable / 4min
TL;DR: Unwind and relax with the Cushion Lab Calm Embrace Weighted Blanket , on sale for $94.97 as of Dec. 1. We could all use a bit of relaxation after the year we’ve had. But allowing our minds and bodies to chill out is easier said than done. There is a tool that may help, though: a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets apply gentle pressure that can help put your nervous system into rest mode ,

Considering an air purifier? Here are 10 on sale.

Mashable / 4min
Keeping the air in your home as clean as possible is a must. Since you can't see all the allergens and other materials floating in the air, it's time to let an air purifier do some of the dirty work for you. (Note: You should not buy an air purifier expecting it to combat the spread of coronavirus.) While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, you'll still be able to take advantage of Cyber M

This 2-in-1 charger makes a great stocking stuffer — and it's on sale

Mashable / 4min
TL;DR: Charge your devices at home and when you're away with the Naztech 2-in-1 charging dock , on sale for $39.99 as of Dec. 1. If your phone is always running out of battery, you need to make some adjustments to your charging routine. The Naztech 2-in-1 charging dock is one option to consider: It's both a wireless charger and a power bank. The power bank recharges itself whenever it’s in the do

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 tipped to have the same price as the Z Fold 2

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, which will launch in mid-2021, is now slated to have a similar selling price as its predecessor.

Online grooming: 'My modelling job turned out to be a gang rape trap'

300+BBC News - Technology / 39min
The NSPCC said the coronavirus lockdown has created "a perfect storm" for online grooming abusers.

TicWatch Pro 3 LTE launched, improving on an already great smartwatch

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The long-lasting TicWatch Pro 3 is now available in a version that stays connected without your phone.

This bug places Killjoy turret under the map in Valorant

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Riot Games is disabling Killjoy because of a game breaking bug where Killjoy's Turret is placed below the map where it can't be seen by anyone.

Graphic cards are expensive in South Africa

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South Africans are used to tech costing an arm and a leg. One area where we're really hit hard is with graphic cards.

Under fire Micromax returns fire at critics and competitors

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The video released by Micromax suggests that the company is open to feedback and improvements while sharing the roadmap for future devices

WhatsApp is upping its wallpapers and stickers game

WhatsApp Wallpapers
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WhatsApp is finally upping its wallpapers and stickers game. The instant messaging service said on Tuesday that it will now allow users to set custom wallpapers for different chats. There’s no limit on how many different custom wallpapers a user could choose to assign to different chats, it said. “Make your chats personal and distinguishable by using a custom wallpaper for your most important cha

Google Play’s Best of 2020 Awards highlight the stressful year it’s been

Genshin Impact GP Google
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Continuing its annual tradition, Google today announced its Best of 2020 awards — the company’s list of the best apps, games, movies and books for the year. Not surprisingly, the top apps picked by both Google Play users and editors reflect the stressful year that 2020 has been, with a top sleep app, Loóna , winning the title of “Best App” of 2020. Meanwhile, Google Play users picked streaming se

Disney+ is the best app of the year, according to Google Play users

Genshin Impact GP Google
34Engadget / 2h
Google Play has announced the winners of its year-end awards, including users' and editors' picks for the best apps, movies, TV shows and books. As has been the case for the last couple of years , users voted for their favorite in each category. Disney+ emerged as the top app of the year for users in the US, with SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off taking the honors in the gaming category. Their favorite

YouTube's top trending videos list for 2020 is led by Chappelle's '8:46'

29Engadget / 2h
YouTube may not be releasing a Rewind video for 2020, but it’s not skipping its other year—end tradition: revealing the top trending videos in the US for the year. Dave Chappelle’s timely 8:46 special, wherein he addressed police brutality and violence against Black Americans, leads the list of trending videos in the US. That’s followed by a video showing how science vlogger Mark Rober designed a

WhatsApp lets you use custom wallpapers for each chat

WhatsApp Wallpapers
37Engadget / 2h
Now that it has launched disappearing messages , WhatsApp is trying to make regular ones more memorable. It has not only launched a selection of new wallpapers and stickers, but made it possible to customize chats for groups and individuals. The latter feature lets you choose a specific wallpaper for each chat or individual contact, creating the mood you want and helping you remember who you’re t

Amazfit GTR 2 to launch in mid-December in India

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Amazfit GTR 2 will launch in India in the mid-December. It is the successor to the Amazfit GTR.

Vaio to return to the Indian laptop market with a new licensing deal

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Japan-based laptop veteran Vaio will make a comeback to India as a result of a new licensing partnership with Nexstgo.

ABSA customers warned of data breach at bank

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Absa has warned some customers that they may be at risk after a data leak exposed personal information

Ankorstore raises $29.9 million for its wholesale marketplace

100+TechCrunch / 2h
French startup Ankorstore has raised a $29.9 million Series A round (€25 million) with Index Ventures leading the round. Existing investors GFC, Alven and Aglaé are also participating. Ankorstore is building a wholesale marketplace that connects independent shop owners with brands selling household supplies, maple syrup, headbands, bath salts, stationery items and a lot more. That list alone shou

Microsoft Edge is getting a great new feature to make multitasking easier

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Microsoft is making it easier to identify browser windows.

Save 20% on an Amazon Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi 6 system with this Black Friday deal

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Get a new Amazon Eero 6 dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 router for $56 off with this Black Friday deal over at Amazon

PDFs imported to Google Docs to look better

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Google has announced a range of updates that will make PDFs converted into Google Docs better. The full rollout has begun from November 30.

Nintendo makes it easier to transfer Switch screenshots to phones and PCs

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41Engadget / 3h
The latest software update for the Nintendo Switch has arrived , and it comes with new ways to upload your screenshots to a phone or a computer. You can now wirelessly transfer both photos and videos of your game to phones or tablets by using the smart device’s camera to scan the QR code your Switch will generate every time you use the feature. All you need to do is go to Album on your console an

MediaTek's upcoming 6nm flagship chipset beats Qualcomm in benchmarks

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MediaTek MT6893 is the next 5G flagship SoC from the company. It is based on 6nm process.

Samsung Galaxy M02 launch in India imminent

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Samsung Galaxy M02, which is a successor to the Galaxy M01, may launch in India soon as the support page with the model number went live on the India website of the company.

Singapore-based mental health app Intellect reaches one million users, closes seed funding

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Theodoric Chew, co-founder and chief executive officer of mental health app Intellect Intellect , a Singapore-based startup that wants to lower barriers to mental health care in Asia, says it has reached more than one million users just six months after launching. Google also announced today that the startup’s consumer app, also called Intellect, is one of its picks for best personal growth apps

China’s tech firms rush to deliver solutions for grocery shopping

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Nearly all of China’s largest internet firms have established a presence in online grocery. Just this week, news arrived that Alibaba co-led the $196 million C3 funding round of Nice Tuan , the two-year-old grocery group-buying firm’s fourth round year to date. People in China shop online for almost everything, including groceries. At first, grocery e-commerce appears to have caught on mainly amo

Using tech to prevent car theft in Cameroon

100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
A Cameroon startup is using mobile and satellite communications to track down stolen cars.

China-US trade war: Beijing escalates tit-for-tat with Washington

300+BBC News - Technology / 3h
Beijing has introduced tough new laws which restrict the export of "controlled items".

How AI is helping rural African farmers

74BBC News - Technology / 3h
An AI-backed mobile app is helping farmers in rural areas gain critical information for their crops.

Brushing: When Amazon packages arrive that you didn't order

200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Zoe Kleinman looks at the sneaky way some sellers are trying to boost their products on Amazon.

Zoom boosts sales forecast as pandemic drags on

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The pandemic has transformed the fortunes of the video conferencing firm, once a niche tech name.

Currys PC World apologises after gift cards wiped

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
The company is still assessing how many customers may have been affected.

The new Redmi Note 9 4G might launch in India, albeit with a different name

Xiaomi Redmi 9 India
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A new phone with the name Redmi 9 Power has been listed with specs similar to the recently-launched Redmi Note 9 4G.

Global smartphone sales slip by 5.7% in Q3 2020

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Xiaomi got past Apple to the third position for the first time ever with sales of 44.4 million units compared to Apple’s 40.5 million units in the third quarter of 2020.

Windows Feature Experience Pack could start a new release strategy

SlashGear / 4h
It feels like a distant memory but there was a time when Windows updates were delivered via the rare Service Packs. Since then, Microsoft has adopted a slogan of “Windows as a Service”, referring to a faster pace of rolling out security patches and bug fixes as needed. Windows features themselves, however, still wait for the company’s bi-annual releases, which … Continue reading

Unlock American Netflix for under £1 a month with PureVPN

28Mashable / 4h
SAVE 89%: A five-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for £0.99 per month as of Dec. 2, saving you over £400 on list price. Black Friday has been and gone, but some of the best VPN deals are sticking around. You can still save 89% on PureVPN, but this deal is expiring soon. A five-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for £0.99 per month as of Dec. 2, saving you over £400 on list price. This

Vietnam: Facebook and Google 'complicit' in censorship

1KBBC News - Technology / 4h
Rights group Amnesty has accused the tech giants of increasingly blocking criticism and dissent.

Nintendo Switch update adds screenshot sharing to phones, computers

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SlashGear / 4h
Most of the gaming attention is now being lavished on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S but Nintendo made sure beforehand to remind everyone how popular its Switch gaming systems have been. Now it is giving Switch owners and fans a treat of their own, not with a next-gen console but with an update that is relatively big news for … Continue reading

Get unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly resources for under £3 a month

Mashable / 4h
SAVE OVER £20: A three-month subscription to Amazon Kids+ is on sale for £2.99 until Dec. 23, saving you 88% on list price. We're all looking for things to do at the moment, and this task is even tougher if you've got kids. Keeping them entertained is always a struggle, but as with everything in life, there is a subscription service that can help. Amazon Kids+ provides endless fun for kids and pe

Learn to build your own smart home devices and robots with this online bundle

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Ultimate Raspberry Pi & ROS Robotics Developer Super Bundle is on sale for £11.26 as of Dec. 1, using the code CMSAVE70 at the checkout. With a little bit of training, even a total amateur can build things like home automation devices, robots, and more. Get started with the Ultimate Raspberry Pi and ROS Robotics Developer Super Bundle. The training packs 15 extensive courses into a bun

Save 99% on this stacked Google Analytics master class bundle

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Google Analytics Master Class Bundle is on sale for £7.88 as of Dec. 1, using the code CMSAVE70 at the checkout. If you're not actively monitoring your website's analytics, you're likely missing vital information on which pages on your site work and which don't, the types of people who visit, what they're clicking, what they're interested in, and what they want more of. This is the kin

Bad Bunny is Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2020

100+Engadget / 5h
‘Tis the season for top 10 lists, so nearly every streaming service or content-hosting website will release its “best of” roundups between now and the end of the month. Spotify is one of the regulars, and as part of its annual Wrapped festivities , the company has revealed its top charts for the year. For 2020, Bad Bunny is the most-streamed artist on the platform globally with over 8.3 billion s

Follow these simple steps to listen to Audible's top picks for free

20Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Until Dec. 28, you can listen to Audible's top picks of 2020 for free by downloading the Audible app. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, and you might be thinking that the deals would end with them. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities to save out there. You can still listen to Audible's top picks of 2020 for free by following a few simple steps. All you need to do is

Want to watch the Premier League for free in December? Here's how.

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Sign up for a trial of Amazon Prime to watch Premier League games for free in December. Amazon has bagged the rights to absolutely loads of Premier League games in December, and you can watch all of them for free if you sign up for a trial of Amazon Prime. The final round of games takes place on Dec. 30, which means a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime would grant you access to everything o

Gain access to 70 million songs for free with Amazon Music Unlimited

Mashable / 5h
SAVE OVER £20: A three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited is available for free, saving you over £20 on list price. Amazon really delivered the deals this Black Friday, and we really hope you walked away from the massive shopping event with what you wanted at a great price. If you didn't bag the best bargain, there is still time to save. A three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimi

AWS brings the Mac mini to its cloud

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500+TechCrunch / 5h
AWS today opened its re:Invent conference with a surprise announcement : the company is bringing the Mac mini to its cloud. These new EC2 Mac instances, as AWS calls them, are now available in preview. They won’t come cheap, though. The target audience here — and the only one AWS is targeting for now — is developers who want cloud-based build and testing environments for their Mac and iOS apps. B

Nintendo's new Switch firmware finally fixes screenshot sharing

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Nintendo's latest Switch firmware offers a better screenshot management solution, along with some other UI tweaks.

Sega will test fans' knowledge as part of its 60th anniversary

100+Engadget / 6h
Sega is giving you a chance to prove just how big of a fan you are. The video game developer is holding an exam on everything Sega next year as part of its 60th anniversary celebration. Dubbed the “ Sega Test ,” the exam will have 60 multiple choice questions, and you’ll only have 60 seconds to answer each one. It will cover everything about the developer, including the history of its arcade game

Raspberry Pi 4 finally gets an official case fan

SlashGear / 6h
The Raspberry Pi 4 is arguably the most powerful iteration of the popular single-board computer or SBC. The Raspberry Pi Foundation definitely turned it up to 11 with the memory options, ports, and processor, making the tiny computer a more viable desktop alternative. Unlike more established desktops, however, the RPi 4 might have some problem keeping its cool under prolonged … Continue reading

Save hundreds on this HP Laptop-17z, the cheapest 17-inch touchscreen laptop ever

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Powered by an AMD chip, this affordable HP laptop is actually quite impressive

33 last-minute Best Buy Cyber Monday deals you can still get before midnight

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With the end of Cyber Monday approaching, here are some last minute deals at Best Buy, from 4K TVs to laptops and robot vacuums.

Pokemon die-cast Poke Ball replicas are coming, not for throwing

SlashGear / 7h
Pokemon has become a worldwide sensation that almost everyone knows about it. Many, even those not completely familiar with the franchise, might even recognize its de facto mascot Pikachu. Fewer, however, might recognize the one thing that has remained constant through all iterations of the game, the iconic red and white Poké Ball. Something that is pretty much the domain … Continue reading

Cyber Monday scams? Fakespot says it can identify fraudulent reviews and sellers online

100+TechCrunch / 7h
The pandemic has made it all but impossible for a retail company without an online presence to survive. Yet while companies heavily dependent on foot traffic like J.Crew and Sur la Table have filed for bankruptcy this year, companies that are expert in e-commerce have thrived, including Target and Walmart. Amazon alone now attracts roughly one quarter of all dollars spent online by U.S. shoppers.

Xbox Series X|S get helpful indicators in November 2020 update

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SlashGear / 7h
The new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles have just started shipping out eager gamers but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft will be taking it easy. In fact, there is even more work to do as it tries to address issues and questions about the supposedly most powerful console’s puzzling performance for some optimized games. Needless to say, … Continue reading

Still not bought a Cyber Monday TV deal? Here are 5 TVs worth buying

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Missed out on the Cyber Monday TV deals so far? Here's a shortlist to help you decide.

Xiaomi overtakes Apple as third biggest smartphone vendor

SlashGear / 8h
With all that has happened this year, you’d think that the smartphone market has drastically changed over the past few months. Some might have expected Huawei to sink and Apple to reclaim its throne as the world’s Top 2. The smartphone market as a whole did shrink a bit and Huawei did lose market share but not enough for Apple … Continue reading

Facebook comments on Fauci and Zuckerberg's vaccine talk suggest we're totally screwed

500+Mashable / 8h
On Facebook , each single serving of truth comes with a heaping side of bullshit. Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Anthony Fauci talked all things coronavirus Monday afternoon, but if you tuned in to the Facebook livestream you'd be forgiven for missing the finer points of the discussion. That's because the often deranged user comments, running alongside the conversation and overflowing with COVID-19 misi

OnePlus 9 Pro renders prepare us for what’s coming

SlashGear / 8h
Samsung might be starting 2021 with a bang but its rivals won’t be far behind. Although CES and MWC next year might still be held mostly online, other phone makers will most likely take the opportunity to debut their own early 2021 champs around that time. That includes OnePlus, who might go back to launching two models in one batch … Continue reading

The 10 best sub-$500 Cyber Monday camera deals that are still live

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There's still great value to be found in the Cyber Monday camera deals – here are the 10 best ones to go for.

20 hot Amazon Cyber Monday deals you can still get – but you don't have long

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Cyber Monday is nearing its end, but here's a selection of great Amazon deals you can still get in the US until the end of the day.

Cyber Monday TV deals: final sales on 4K TVs from Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
We've rounded up the best Cyber Monday TV deals that are still available from Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon.

Seahawks vs Eagles live stream: how to watch NFL Monday Night Football from anywhere

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Here's how to watch a Seahawks vs Eagles live stream and catch NFL Monday Night Football online, as Seattle get a golden chance to regain control of the NFC West.

Cyber Monday GoPro deals: last chance to get a $99 Hero 7 White and more

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If you need an action camera, there are still some great Cyber Monday GoPro deals going – including a $99 Hero 7 White.

ServiceNow is aiming to bring AI to more businesses with Element AI deal

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Element AI acquisition will help ServiceNow deliver on its commitment to build the world's most intelligent workflow platform.

Photokina has been suspended indefinitely as camera industry struggles

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The world's largest photography trade show has called it quits after an impressive 70-year run.

Deal Alert: Southwest fares as low as $39 one-way or 2,300 points

84The Points Guy / 8h
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter , and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @ tpg_alerts . The deals keep coming this Cyber Monday. Southwest Airlines is out with a sweet deal through Dec. 3, 2020, with fares as low as $39 one-way. Southwest is calling it the “Wanna 2021 Getaway” sale. You could also u

Why shops are going over to the 'dark' side

100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Some retailers are converting stores into mini-distribution hubs in response to Covid-19.

Facebook News will pay UK outlets for content in 2021

200+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Starting in January, Facebook will pay UK publishers for some - but not all - of their content.

Plug Into the Best Cyber Monday 2020 Tech Deals

32Lifehacker / 9h
Take a glance at anyone’s holiday wish list, and there’s probably a gadget or two somewhere on there. While it’s nice to know exactly what your loved ones want, the prices can get hefty pretty quickly. Days like Cyber Monday can help. but finding the best deals in the flood of bargains isn’t easy. Spare yourself the… Read more...

The Onion Store Is Having a 15% off Sale and These Deals Better Make Me Laugh

56Lifehacker / 9h
15% off The Onion Store Merch | The Onion Store | Promo Code CYBERWEEK Read more...

Mars’ underground brine could be a good source of oxygen

100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / The Pathfinder rover took this photo. It didn't need oxygen, unlike the weak, fleshy humans that would like to follow its path. (credit: NASA ) If humans are ever going to visit Mars, they may well need to make some crucial resources while they are there in order to survive long enough to explore and restock for the long return journey. Although the days of flowing surface water are lon

Sony Xperia Android 11 update schedule revealed

SlashGear / 9h
It’s getting harder and harder to root for Sony’s Xperia smartphones. Despite their pedigree, the company has consistently failed to push out devices that would make consumers remember its place in mobile market history. And while it continues to stand by its Open Devices program to woo developers, Sony has been relatively slow in pushing out updates to its already … Continue reading

Supreme Court Skeptical About Law That Could Have a Chilling Effect On Security Research

20Gizmodo / 9h
The Supreme Court on Monday expressed skepticism about the sweeping nature of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, claiming that the cybercrime law — the only one of its kind in the United States — could lead to a slippery slope where average Americans are criminalized for innocuous transgressions like checking… Read more...

The Onion Store Is Having a 15% off Sale and These Deals Better Make Me Laugh

56Gizmodo / 9h
15% off The Onion Store Merch | The Onion Store | Promo Code CYBERWEEK Read more...

DOT Approved The American Airlines-JetBlue Partnership (By Skipping Deadline To Object)

500+View from the Wing / 9h
The two airlines submitted copies of their agreement to the Department of Transportation for review on July 22, 2020. The agreement didn't just include codeshares and frequent flyer program tie ups as announced but also "long-term wet leases involving a substantial number of aircraft" - a wet lease provides not just planes but also crew. The DOT gave itself until November 19th to offer objections

It Looks Like Apple Fitness+ Is Launching Soon

24Gizmodo / 9h
Fitness+ was announced back in September and slated for release before the end of the year. But we’re just weeks away from the start of 2021 and Fitness+ is still nowhere to be found. So what gives? Read more...

Fortnite Nexus War event is tomorrow: Everything you need to know

SlashGear / 9h
The big Fortnite Nexus War (Galactus event) will take place tomorrow, December 1, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, giving players the chance to participate in what may be the biggest season conclusion in the game’s history. Epic has heavily teased that players will have a role in the battle that’ll take place, but what else can you … Continue reading

The Supreme Court will finally rule on controversial US hacking law

87Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch, back, and Stephen Breyer, right, seemed skeptical of the government's broad reading of the CFAA. Justice Thomas, center, seemed more sympathetic to the government's view. Chief Justice Roberts, left, kept his cards close to his chest. (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) The Supreme Court on Monday considered how broadly to inter

Poor gut bacteria may be sabotaging your sleep quality

SlashGear / 10h
It has become increasingly clear that gut bacteria play a big role in one’s health, potentially improving or damaging it depending on one’s diet and other factors. A new study out of Japan has linked gut bacteria to sleep quality, finding that people who have a messed up profile — such as from recent antibiotic use — may suffer from … Continue reading

EV bus and truck maker The Lion Electric to take SPAC route to public markets

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Canadian electric truck and bus manufacturer The Lion Electric Company said Monday it plans to become a publicly traded company via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. The combined company, which will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, will have a valuation of $1.9 billion. The companies raised $200 million in private investment in public eq

Daily Crunch: Facebook acquires Kustomer for $1B

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Facebook makes a billion-dollar acquisition, we learn more about Twitter’s Clubhouse-style feature and Moderna applies for emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine. This is your Daily Crunch for November 30, 2020. The big story: Facebook acquires Kustomer for $1B Kustomer says it can give customer service teams better data and a more unified view of the people they’re interacting with. So

The best Cyber Monday 2020 deals for working from home

53Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Your home office can always use some sprucing up, especially when it's your main place of work. (credit: Corey Gaskin) By Cyber Monday, most of us have been through the home-office setup phase of working from home but, with lengthening timelines to return to the office, Cyber Monday might be a good time to grab some of the essentials or upgrades you've been eyeing. Maybe the time has co

Hulu Cyber Monday deal: get a 12-month subscription for just $2 a month

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Hulu’s excellent Black Friday subscription deal is back! Here’s how to pay just $2 a month for the service in 2021.

Does Tor provide more benefit or harm? New paper says it depends

96Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Westend61 / Getty Images ) The Tor anonymity network has generated controversy almost constantly since its inception almost two decades ago. Supporters say it’s a vital service for protecting online privacy and circumventing censorship, particularly in countries with poor human rights records. Critics, meanwhile, argue that Tor shields criminals distributing child-abuse images, t

Samsung's Rumored Galaxy Buds Pro Could Be a Truly Premium AirPods Pro Rival

40Gizmodo / 11h
Even though Samsung’s latest wireless earbuds— Galaxy Buds Live —first went on sale not long ago in August, it seems the Korean electronics giant is already preparing for a follow-up. Filings for a product called Galaxy Buds Pro have appeared in multiple locations. Read more...

Doctor Who’s Holiday Special Will Mark the Final Episode for 2 Companions

300+Gizmodo / 11h
The Fab Four are no more. Doctor Who stars Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh—who’ve played companions Ryan and Graham for the past two seasons—have confirmed that they’re set to depart the TARDIS after the upcoming New Year’s holiday special . Read more...

Mark Zuckerberg sits down with Dr. Fauci to talk holiday COVID safety

200+Engadget / 11h
In less than an hour, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will interview Dr. Anthony Fauci. You can watch the entire segment through Facebook Live at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. According to the company, Zuckerberg will talk to Dr Fauci about the COVID-19 vaccines that are in development and how to protect your family and loved ones through the holiday season from the coronavirus. The interview will likely be an

Amazon will exclusively stream the 49ers vs Cardinals game in December

SlashGear / 11h
If you’re planning to watch the Cardinals and 49ers battle it out next month, you’ll need to use Twitch or Prime Video — unless you happen to live in Phoenix or San Francisco, in which case you’ll be able to catch it through the local broadcast stations. The deal was announced by the NFL, which notes that it will also … Continue reading

A tween tries Apple’s new ‘Family Setup’ system for Apple Watch

200+TechCrunch / 11h
With the release of watchOS 7 , Apple at last turned the Apple Watch into the GPS-based kid tracker parents have wanted, albeit at a price point that requires careful consideration. As someone in the target demographic for such a device — a parent of a “tween” who’s allowed to freely roam the neighborhood (but not without some sort of communication device) — I put the new Family Setup system for

How to Support Black-Owned Businesses This Holiday Season

500+Lifehacker / 11h
Closing the racial wealth gap is a driving force behind a common phrase you may have heard: support Black businesses. And since the holidays are often about buying gifts and taking advantage of post-Thanksgiving deals, it’s a perfect opportunity to find new ways of supporting those small businesses while finding a… Read more...

This BBC Micro Emulator Takes You Back to 1981

24Gizmodo / 11h
If you are of a certain age and nationality, you’ll remember the BBC Micro or Beeb, a computer produced by Acorn for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, an effort by British Broadcasting Corporation to bring computer literacy to the lads and lasses of that fair isle. The Beeb is a beloved piece of hardware to many… Read more...

AR Mario Kart anchors Universal’s Super Nintendo World in February

58Ars Technica / 11h
Some real Tower of Terror vibes here. [credit: Universal Studios Japan ] It's been over five years now since Nintendo first announced plans to collaborate with Universal Studios on a real-world theme park. Now, Universal has announced a February 4, 2021, opening for the Japanese edition of Super Nintendo World in Osaka and is showing off some of the attractions in detail for the first time. Mario

‘Bleak Friday’ for Stores as Pandemic Pushes Holiday Shopping Online

100+NYT > Technology / 11h
Foot traffic was down considerably and internet sales surged during a holiday weekend altered by the coronavirus.

Passenger numbers surge to pandemic-level highs for Thanksgiving travel

The Points Guy / 11h
Travel warnings and a surge in coronavirus cases proved no match for pandemic-weary Americans fatigued of lockdowns and quarantines. The number of travelers at U.S. airports hit pandemic-era highs around Thanksgiving as passengers took to the skies despite pleas from the Centers for Disease Control and other U.S. leaders to limit holiday gatherings. Nearly 1.18 million people were screened Sunday

PS4's Share Button Was So Great Everyone Copied It

200+Gizmodo / 11h
The Nintendo Switch, the PS5, and the Xbox Series X all have something in common: A controller button that lets you quickly and easily take screenshots of games. While this feature feels like something obvious that’s been around for a long time, it only first became a thing in 2013’s PS4. The share button has since… Read more...

Cyber Monday soundbar deals: save on Vizio 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos systems while the sales last

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Check out these Vizio speakers and soundbars that got Cyber Monday discounts across Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Everything coming to Netflix in December 2020

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What Is Short Selling?

32Lifehacker / 11h
Short selling a stock is akin to placing a simple bet that a company’s stock price will go down, and as such it’s often demonized as profiting off of failure. However, academics and investors believe that short selling improves market efficiency by making it easier to trade stocks and by ensuring that a company’s… Read more...

The Roomba 871 robot vacuum gets a huge price drop in this Cyber Monday deal

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Kick-back, relax and save over £200 with this Cyber Monday deal, as the Roomba does the work for you.

Don't Miss the Return Window for Your Black Friday/Cyber Monday Purchases

34Lifehacker / 11h
Holiday tech shopping is always chaotic, but this year is going to be extra busy . Not only are there tons of new smartphones, game consoles, PC components, and smart home devices up for grabs, but COVID-19 also has most of us doing our gift purchasing online. Delays, shortages, and other errors are bound to crop up,… Read more...

The ExoMy is a programmable $600 Mars rover you can build yourself

100+Engadget / 11h
From Sojourner to the much bigger Curiosity , robotic rovers tend to come in all shapes and sizes. But few will go down as adorable as the European Space Agency’s new ExoMy rover . Better yet, this one you can make yourself with the help of a 3D printer. ExoMy is a 42cm (about 16-inch) replica of the ESA’s Rosalind Franklin rover, which after missing its 2020 launch window , is now slated to make

DeepMind AI handles protein folding, which humbled previous software

DeepMind AI AlphaFold
300+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Proteins rapidly form complicated structures which had proven difficult to predict. (credit: Argonne National Lab / Flickr ) Today, DeepMind announced that it has seemingly solved one of biology's outstanding problems: how the string of amino acids in a protein folds up into a three-dimensional shape that enables their complex functions. It's a computational challenge that has resisted

[Roundup] This Passenger Is In Full MOPP Gear, So Why Is He Touching His Phone?

View from the Wing / 11h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

23 perfect getaways you can book with Marriott Bonvoy points

The Points Guy / 12h
If you’re feeling ready to explore spectacular U.S. and Caribbean beaches, national parks and those snow-blanketed mountains that are beckoning this winter like never before, you’re not alone. More and more Americans are looking for ways to plan a safe getaway where they can earn or use points. If you’re don’t already have the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card , there’s no time like the pres

Tar Sands Pollution Is Giving Otters Limp Dick

100+Gizmodo / 12h
Otters’ dick game is getting weaker, and toxic oil waste products are to blame, according to a new study in the journal Chemosphere. By dick game, I mean their actual penis bones, which are getting more brittle. This might sound like it’s just bizarre clickbait, which, yes. But it’s also actual science, and it’s… Read more...

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support confirmed as a holiday gift

SlashGear / 12h
Here’s some good news for fans of the most recent Microsoft Flight Simulator: VR support is going to be arriving in the game by the end of the year. We knew VR support was on the way to Flight Simulator, but up until now, we didn’t have a launch date. Now, not only do we have a launch date, but … Continue reading

NASA turns Bullet Cluster galaxies and Crab Nebula into space music

20SlashGear / 12h
Using a technique called sonification, NASA has generated two new pieces of music based on data from notable celestial destinations: the Bullet Cluster and the Crab Nebula. As with previous sonification projects, these two videos present the data in an entirely new way, enabling the public to not only see the two regions, but also hear them as a form … Continue reading

Amazon Sidewalk will be enabled by default on Echo devices

100+Engadget / 12h
Last year, Amazon announced Sidewalk , a shared network designed to keep your smart devices connected beyond the reach of the typical WiFi router. In order to do that, it’ll utilize certain devices as “ Sidewalk Bridge ” connections, such as Ring cameras and Echo products. Sidewalk isn’t live just yet, but the company has started informing customers last week that existing Echo devices will have

New System Separates Oxygen From Salty Martian Water

1KFuturism / 12h
Martian Electrolyzer Researchers from Washington University in St Louis believe they have figured out a new system that could pull significant amounts of oxygen and hydrogen out of the briny water deposits present on the surface of Mars. The electrolysis process could even improve similar systems on Earth, they say. “Our Martian brine electrolyzer radically changes the logistical calculus of miss

Get massive savings on Vizio OLED and LCD TVs while Cyber Monday deals last

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Check out these Vizio TVs, in Cyber Monday discounts across Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Wait, does Kohl's have the best Cyber Monday Roomba deal?

40Mashable / 12h
SAVE $261 TOTAL: This Cyber Monday, Kohl's will give you a bonus $75 in Kohl's Cash when you buy the iRobot Roomba 677 on sale for $263.99 (normally $449.99 — be sure to enter the code YOUSAVE20 at discount to take an extra 20% off its original sale price). From Nintendo Switch bundles to Instant Pot offers, Kohl's went for the jugular when it came to tech deals this Cyber Weekend — and as Cyber

How to Take Feedback About Your Job Performance

53Lifehacker / 12h
It’s not easy to take criticism, especially when it’s about your job performance. Perhaps you’ve put a lot of effort into making your superiors happy, only to fall short of expectations; or maybe you’re in a position that has consequence for millions, beholden not only to people in your immediate sphere, but others… Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of November 30, 2020

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While mainland America struggles with covid apps, tiny Guam has made them work

83MIT Technology Review / 12h
As covid-19 cases spiral out of control in the US, states are scrambling to fight the virus with an increasingly stretched arsenal. Many of them have the same weapons at their disposal: restrictions on public gatherings and enforcement of mask wearing, plus testing, tracing, and exposure notifications. But while many states struggle to get their systems to work together, Guam—a tiny US territory

The 10 Best Deals of November 30, 2020

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Monday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Verizon wiring up 500K homes with FiOS to settle years-long fight with NYC

71Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / A Verizon FiOS truck in Manhattan on September 15, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Smith Collection | Gado ) Verizon has agreed to bring FiOS fiber-to-the-home service to another 500,000 households in New York City by July 2023, settling a lawsuit over Verizon's failure to wire up the entire city as required in a franchise agreement. "Today's settlement will ensure that 500,000 households

How Hackers Could Trick Unwitting Scientists Into Producing Dangerous Genes

24Gizmodo / 12h
In a new letter to the editor pulled from the prestigious scientific journal Nature , a team of Israeli researchers pose a frankly wild-sounding question: could a computer hack result in a scientist being swindled into creating a piece of genetic code that’s harmful—or potentially toxic—rather than helpful? Read more...

Get Hype: HyperX Gaming Accessories Are up to 50% off at Amazon Today

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The best Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch bundle is here – but it's selling fast

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The Fortnite-branded Nintendo Switch is in-stock at Amazon right now, but it's already sold out at Walmart, Best Buy and Target, so be fast if you want it.

With an eye for what’s next, longtime operator and VC Josh Elman gets pulled into Apple

100TechCrunch / 12h
Josh Elman is moving over to Apple, he announced on Twitter today, saying he will be focused on the company’s App Store and helping “customers discover the best apps for them.” Asked for more details about his new role, Elman referred us to Apple, which confirmed his employment but declined to offer more, including about his new title. (This is typical operating procedure for the tech giant.) Cer

Need a new phone? These unlocked Samsung Galaxy phones are on sale.

28Mashable / 12h
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy phones to shop on Cyber Monday: BEST FOR 5G: Samsung Galaxy S20 5G — save $250 BEST CHEAP PHONE: Samsung Galaxy A51 — save $115 BEST FOR PERFORMANCE: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ — save $400 Smartphone deals usually come with stipulations like having to trade in an old phone or open a new phone line. But, when you go the unlocked phone route, you can actually get real discounts

Billie Eilish's annual 'Vanity Fair' interview is here to remind us it's been A YEAR

100+Mashable / 12h
Some people use clocks, calendars, and changing seasons to mark the passage of time, but true Billie Eilish fans know to mark another full year in the books when the singer's annual Vanity Fair interview drops. Every Oct. 18 since 2017, Vanity Fair has checked in with the singer and asked her the same series of questions. The interview has become somewhat of a holiday tradition amongst Eilish fan

December's New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books Just Might Help You End 2020 on a Good Note

100+Gizmodo / 12h
December is usually a pretty light month for new book releases , and while 2020 has been anything but traditional , that’s still the case here. However, you’ll find there are plenty of enticing new volumes heading to shelves, including an entire book of stories written during lockdown . Stay home, stay safe, stay reading! Read more...

Facebook acquires customer service CRM platform Kustomer

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Facebook has acquired Kustomer for an undisclosed sum to expand the use of messaging in customer service.

Buy, Try, and Window Shop the Best Cyber Monday 2020 Deals to Make Your Dream Home a Reality

36Lifehacker / 12h
If your home is in need of an upgrade, now is the time to invest in those big-ticket items and splurge for the little things that perhaps seem extra. From furniture to fitness gear and all the little things in between, I’ve gathered the best Cyber Monday deals out there—because your home deserves to shine, and your… Read more...

Nest WiFi routers get a key feature for working from home

SlashGear / 12h
If you’ve spent this year working from home, there’s a good chance you use video conferencing software like Zoom. As tends to be the case in a home full of people, there’s also a good chance that someone, at some point, has streamed movies or downloaded games at the same time, causing the video conference quality to drop drastically. Nest … Continue reading