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Every 2021 Warner Bros Film Will Stream on HBO Max for Free

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16KGizmodo / 4h
The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the movie industry as we know it, and its ramifications are going to continue into the foreseeable future . Warner Bros., attempting to deal with that uncertain future, has just announced a shocking, unprecedented step. Read more...

NSF releases footage from the moment Arecibo’s cables failed

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10KArs Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The instrument platform and the cables that until recently supported it, as viewed from the suspended walkway that allowed researchers to service them. (credit: University of Central Florida ) Today, the National Science Foundation released video taken at the moment the Arecibo Radio Observatory's cables failed, allowing its massive instrument platform to crash into the dish below . In

PS4 Pro vs PS4: what's the difference?

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Can't decide between the 1080p PS4 Slim and the 4K PS4 Pro? Here's everything you need to make the smartest console choice.

BioWare studio GM and Dragon Age lead are both leaving company

Ars Technica / 6min
Enlarge (credit: BioWare) Casey Hudson, BioWare's general manager, and Mark Darrah, the executive producer of the Dragon Age franchise, are both leaving the company before the end of the year, BioWare announced today. EA executive Laura Miele announced the departures in a corporate blog post . "I want to personally thank Casey and Mark for everything they have done for the BioWare community, and

A ‘Magical Bug’ Exposed Any iPhone in a Hacker's Wi-Fi Range

69Wired / 7min
A Google researcher found flaws in Apple's AWDL protocol that would have allowed for a complete device takeover.

Lawsuit: Lawyer Embezzled Money From 737 MAX Crash Victims

One Mile at a Time / 9min
It’s not often that my love for aviation and my (former?) interest in reality TV intersect, but this is one of those rare situations, even if the circumstances are terrible. Lawyer allegedly embezzled money from Boeing settlement Tom Girardi of law firm Girardi Keese, and his wife, Erika Girardi of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” are accused of misappropriating settlement funds intended f

Hawkeye’s Hailee Steinfeld Is Bringing Some Notable Friends to Disney+

71Gizmodo / 10min
Step aside, Hawkguy . Hawkeye is here!

Google Maps’ new “Community Feed” is like a social network for food

Ars Technica / 17min
Open Google Maps and you'll soon see this card, which you can swipe up for the feed. (Also, Google, a Pixel 1 skin from 2016? Really?) [credit: Google ] Google Maps is getting a bunch of new features this week, so it's time for a roundup! The first feature is definitely one nobody asked for: the new "Community Feed," which is clearly trying to turn Google Maps into a social network. Google's blog

Is the New Visa Bitcoin Rewards Card Worth It?

36Lifehacker / 30min
Visa has partnered with cryptocurrency startup BlockFi to offer the first rewards credit card that pays out in Bitcoin rather than cash, but is it worth applying for? Unless you’re extremely bullish on cryptocurrency and don’t mind getting seriously dinged for an annual fee, it might be more of a novelty card with… Read more...

BioWare's GM Casey Hudson and 'Dragon Age' producer are leaving the studio

Engadget / 31min
Two of BioWare’s oldest and most well-known employees are leaving the studio. On Thursday, EA announced that both Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah have decided to retire. For Hudson, this is his second departure from BioWare. After working on all three of the original Mass Effect games, he left the studio in 2014 only to return in 2017 to take over as its general manager. EA has yet to name his repla

Researchers Call For Rebuilding Collapsed SETI Observatory

100+Futurism / 32min
Crushed Dreams Researchers working at the Arecibo Observatory, which collapsed earlier this month, are calling for the massive radio telescope to be rebuilt, NBC News reports . On Tuesday morning, the 900-ton platform suspended above the delicate 1,000 foot dish came crashing down following several support cables snapping under the weight in October and November . A Tragedy For many in the scient

Microsoft pushes update to its To Do app in Windows 10 and Android

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 34min
Microsoft just released an update to its To Do app for both Windows 10 and Android devices, including bug fixes and some new features for the Windows 10 version.

[Roundup] Why Airline Operating Costs Are Actually Going Up Now

View from the Wing / 37min
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 ...

Private Verizon Customer Information Leaks in Chat Transcripts

24Gizmodo / 40min
Verizon customers who normally use the company’s online chat system to sort out issues with their service might want to stop for the time being. A glitch is leaking personal information—addresses, phone numbers, and sometimes accounts numbers—in other customers’ chat windows. Read more...

The Best Monitors for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, According to Our Readers

32Gizmodo / 40min
Over the past few weeks, we asked our readers what the next monitors were for next-generation consoles. We wanted to know what people were using to play their Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, so they could better take advantage of each system’s 4K ready capabilities and 120Hz refresh rate support. What we… Read more...

What about $30 billion under 30

69TechCrunch / 43min
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back with not an Equity Shot or Dive of Monday, this is just the regular show! So, we got back to our roots by looking at a huge number of early stage rounds. And a few other things that we were just too excited about to not mention. So from

Reader success story: A $14k stay at the Miraval Arizona for 195k Hyatt points

The Points Guy / 45min
Normally, an award stay at the Miraval Arizona wellness resort is pricey whether you’re paying cash or using points. It’s a popular destination for celebrities like Oprah, who flock to the resort searching for a low-tech getaway. So, we were impressed by how little TPG Lounge member Cristina B. recently paid for a stay at the resort. Cristina’s total price for a six-night stay? 195,000 World of H

Proof there’s always some potential your photos aren’t private

SlashGear / 46min
We covered a bit about this hack earlier today – it’s the one were a single code invades every iPhone within radio broadcast distance. There’s another demonstration video you’re going to need to see, too. This video was made by the same security researcher as the last one. This time, he makes the potential for chaos as clear as possible. … Continue reading

Quarantine Just Got Shorter for Some People

28Lifehacker / 52min
If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the standard advice is that you should quarantine for 14 days and see if you develop symptoms. But the CDC has now updated its protocols to allow for a 10-day or, in some cases, a 7-day quarantine period. Read more...

The SMS Has Been Able to Rent a Car By Itself for Three Years

20Gizmodo / 52min
Happy birthday, SMS! Today marks the 28th birthday of the SMS aka the Short Message Service, the way GSM phones used to send text messages to each other. Read more...

Facebook Might Be Slammed With An Antitrust Suit As Soon As Next Week

20Gizmodo / 52min
A coalition of 40 different states—spearheaded by New York Attorney General Letitia James—have plans to file an antitrust suit against Facebook in the coming week, sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Read more...

Cyberpunk 2077 global release times revealed for PC, console, Stadia

SlashGear / 52min
After several delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like we’re finally going to get to play Cyberpunk 2077. The game is out in a week’s time, and so far, there’s been no more talk of any more delays, which certainly makes it seem like we’re in the clear. Another thing that reinforces the notion that Cyberpunk 2077 will … Continue reading

UK Will Exempt “High Value Business Travelers” From Quarantine

100+One Mile at a Time / 59min
The UK’s current quarantine requirement for travelers from high risk areas will soon no longer apply to certain business travelers, journalists, athletes, and more. The UK’s new quarantine exemption The Department for Transport has announced a new set of exemptions for passengers arriving into the UK. As of 4AM on Saturday, December 5, 2020, select individuals will no longer have to quarantine up

Obama, Clinton, and Bush Say They’ll All Take COVID-19 Vaccine

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1KFuturism / 1h
Three former U.S. Presidents have all volunteered to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on camera in order to bolster confidence in the vaccine. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all agreed to take part, CNN reports , in an attempt to create a bipartisan message encouraging widespread inoculation against the coronavirus. To many, the idea of encouraging people to vaccinate themselves aga

Google Ousts Top AI Ethicist

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52Futurism / 1h
Censorship Allegations One of Google’s top AI ethicists says she’s out at the company — in part, she says, because the tech giant was censoring her research. OneZero reports that Timnit Gebru, who had been the technical co-lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team, says her employment was abruptly cut off — along with her access to her company email address — after a tense email excha

6 reasons why now is the time to book travel with points and miles

The Points Guy / 1h
As the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S., now isn’t a good time to travel. Even if you’re waiting until the coronavirus pandemic subsides to travel, now is an excellent time to plan and book future trips. If you’re looking to book a future trip, you may be wondering whether you should use cash or redeem rewards . This decision is tricky, as it depends on your trip’s specifics, your rewards b

Age of Calamity Is a Zelda History Lesson That Echoes Across Time

20Gizmodo / 1h
Each entry in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda franchise has been a discrete story following the Hero of Time and Hyrule’s legendary princess as they fight to keep the ultimate evil at bay. At the same time, all of the different games also fit together as pieces of a larger overarching narrative that spans multiple… Read more...

Henry picks up cash to be a Lambda School for Latin America

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Latin America’s startup scene has attracted troves of venture investment, lifting highly-valued companies such as Rappi and NuBank into behemoth businesses. Now that the spotlight has arrived, those same startups need more talent than ever before to meet demand. That’s where one seed-stage Buenos Aires startup wants to help. Henry has created an online computer science school that trains software

Astronomers Confirm Mystery Object as NASA's Lost Rocket Booster From the 1960s

46Gizmodo / 1h
An incoming object spotted by astronomers this past August has been confirmed as the upper stage of a Centaur rocket, which NASA launched in 1966 during an ill-fated mission to the Moon. It’s a neat achievement, but the confirmation took some doing. Read more...

LEGO Jeep Wrangler is a world’s first

SlashGear / 1h
In the last month of the year 2020, LEGO revealed a new LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler. This marks the first time LEGO ever released a Jeep SUV – in ANY LEGO line. This vehicle looks compact, almost small – but the machine is thick! The build is rugged! This piece of work was made to “face any epic adventure” as … Continue reading

The 10 Best Deals of December 3, 2020

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Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

The 10 Best Deals of December 3, 2020

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Samsung One UI 3.0 is coming alongside Android 11 update for recent phones

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Android 11 is beginning to roll out to Samsung's latest phones, and with it comes One UI 3.0.

How a fake coronavirus sample could help scientists tackle the real thing

Mashable / 1h
When Dr. Soo Khim Chan runs what appears to be a regular virus sample through a COVID-19 test, she knows that if all goes well, it will come back positive. But Chan’s sample isn’t from a COVID-19 patient, and it doesn’t even contain the virus which causes the disease. Instead, she’s using a virus-like nanoparticle called a probe — essentially a fake coronavirus. Although they're only being used f

China’s Chang’e 5 probe is heading back to Earth with Moon rocks

SlashGear / 1h
Several days after launching the lunar probe, officials in Beijing have announced that the Chang’e 5 vessel is on its way back to Earth carrying Moon rocks for study. Assuming the lander arrives intact, this will represent the first time lunar rock samples have been brought to Earth since the 1970s. Chang’e 5 took off from the Moon around 11 … Continue reading

The MikMe Pocket Is a Solid Little Voice Recorder for Your Phone

20Gizmodo / 1h
The MikMe Pocket is something you don’t know you need until you try it. Created by a hardware startup in Vienna, Austria, this pocket-sized audio record is the second product in the MikMe line and, arguably, and it makes it easy to record meetings, vocals, and video soundtracks with a box the size of a pack of… Read more...

Rachel Brosnahan and Julia Hart on female-driven gangster films

Mashable / 1h
In I'm Your Woman , Rachel Brosnahan and Julia Hart set out to tell a different kind of gangster film, where we finally get to see a 1970s crime drama from a woman's point of view. Read more... More about Amazon , Mashable Video , Streaming , Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , and Rachel Brosnahan

New mysterious Apple product in the pipeline for December 8th?

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24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A leaked Apple care memo indicated that there might be a new hardware announcement scheduled for December 8th.

Why Your Hulu Watch Party Might Still Have Ad Breaks

32Lifehacker / 1h
Hulu’s Watch Party feature is now available to all subscribers. The feature originally debuted back in May for subscribers on Hulu’s premium ad-free plan, but is now a standard inclusion for all Hulu plans—including standalone, ad-supported subscriptions and for ad-free users and those with the Disney+/ESPN Now/Hulu… Read more...

No-annual-fee but also few perks: A review of The JetBlue Card

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note : This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. JetBlue Card overview No-annual-fee airline cards typically don’t come with many perks and the JetBlue Card is no exception. However, with no foreign transaction fees, discounts on in-flight purchases and bonus earnings on three spending categories, it’s still a decent option for occasional JetBlue travelers. In our

Now's the Perfect Time to Shut Down Most Dirty Power Plants

Gizmodo / 1h
The transition to 100% clean electricity will take a lot of things—organizing, political will, courage. But fundamentally, if we can get all of that together, it will practically require two components. One is deploying a shitload of renewable energy, and the other is shutting down all of the existing fossil… Read more...

These 6 new Android features land just in time for the holidays

SlashGear / 1h
Today, Google outlined a collection of new features that are rolling out to Android in time for the holidays. Many of these features are ones that are already available to smaller groups of Android users, whether they’re features baked into Android 11 or they’re features that are in testing, but soon they’ll be rolling out to much wider group. The … Continue reading

China Claims Quantum Supremacy

500+Futurism / 1h
Quantum Supremacy 2.0 A team of researchers from University of Science and Technology of China have just claimed quantum supremacy, Wired reports — meaning their quantum computer completed a task that would take a conventional computer tens of thousands of years. Google became the first to claim quantum supremacy in October 2019 with its Sycamore quantum computer completing a random number genera

Researchers Create Super-Strong Glue That Releases by Dissolving Into Thin Air

32Gizmodo / 1h
Products designed with temporary adhesives that don’t hold forever—such as sticky notes, painter’s tape, and bandages—still require some level of force to be removed, meaning there’s always the risk of damaging paint on a wall or painfully losing some body hair. But what if glue simply vanished into thin air when it… Read more...

Fantasy startup Esports One raises $4M more

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Esports One , a startup bringing the fantasy approach to esports, is announcing that it has raised an additional $4 million in funding. When I first wrote about Esports One in April , co-founder and COO Sharon Winter described it as the first “all-in-one fantasy platform” in the esports world, allowing you to research players, create fantasy teams and watch games, with an initial focus on the Nor

International Covid vaccine supply chain targeted by attackers

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24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Global phishing campaign targeted executives at organizations working on producing and distributing Covid-19 vaccines.

Eat Fancy by Rolling Goat Cheese in Stuff

40Lifehacker / 2h
You know what people like eating? Cheese. You know what people like eating during the holidays? Fancy cheese. “Fancy,” however, lies mostly in the presentation. Lots of herbs, for example, always make things look and taste fancy; little crunchy bits can have a similar effect. It follows, then, that the easiest way to… Read more...

The Best Monitors for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, According to Our Readers

32Lifehacker / 2h
Over the past few weeks, we asked our readers what the next monitors were for next-generation consoles. We wanted to know what people were using to play their Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, so they could better take advantage of each system’s 4K ready capabilities and 120Hz refresh rate support. What we… Read more...

How to Gift Wine Without Looking Like Uncultured Swine

43Lifehacker / 2h
Preference in wine can speak volumes about a person’s taste across the board. Do you love grilling red meat over an open flame, followed by a robust pull from a cigar ? Is your yearning for pristine beach weather and briney oysters a year-round obsession? These hankerings call for different wine pairings—which alone… Read more...

Hackers are trying to disrupt the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

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100+Engadget / 2h
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen hackers target efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but it now seems they’re shifting their attention to the supply chain that will distribute those vaccines to people across the world. IBM says it recently uncovered a highly coordinated global phishing campaign focused on the companies and organizations involved with the upcoming “cold ch

This couple’s selfish decision explains why travel hasn’t made a comeback

The Points Guy / 2h
It’s tricky business keeping up with all the regulations and recommendations regarding the novel coronavirus , which are designed to keep us safe and curtail the spread of COVID-19. But there’s really no excuse for blatantly disregarding the rules and forgoing common sense. And that’s exactly what happened on Nov. 29, when a couple flew home to Hawaii from San Francisco knowing they had just test

Exact moment of major Arecibo telescope collapse captured on video

500+Mashable / 2h
Snap. The legendary 1,000-foot-wide Arecibo Observatory's telescope, a giant dish embedded in the verdant Puerto Rico forest, experienced a major collapse on Dec. 1. A 900-ton platform suspended over the observatory fell, destroying much of the already crumbling dish. On Wednesday, the U.S. National Science Foundation released footage of the collapse from two different angles: At 10 seconds into

This is a good time to start a proptech company

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Colton Pace Contributor Colton Pace is an investor at Fika Ventures. He previously held roles investing at Vulcan Capital and Madrona Venture Labs. More posts by this contributor A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies Like many things in life, building great businesses is all about timing. We’ve seen multibillion dollar failures from the dot-com era such as and Webvan be reincarnat

Why enter the 2021 Picks Awards at CES?

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The deadline for the CES Pecks Awards 2021 are coming up fast.

Hunter Douglas Sonnette shades add a Kickback twist

SlashGear / 2h
Not all motorized shades are created equal, with Hunter Douglas’ new Sonnette Kickback feature promising a snugger fit within the window. The new cellular roller shade option adds a little extra rotation as the blinds operate, bringing the fabric further into the window recess for benefits the company says are more than just visual. Like Hunter Douglas’ perhaps more familiar … Continue reading

Apple developers can now apply for its lower App Store commission rate

SlashGear / 2h
On November 18, Apple announced its App Store Small Business Program, one that would cut commission on in-app purchases and paid apps from 30-percent to 15-percent. The program can apply to developers whose apps generated up to $1 million in the previous calendar year — and now, a couple of weeks later, the company is now accepting applications. Put simply, … Continue reading

Apple Watch deal alert: the all-new Apple Watch 6 gets a $50 price cut at Amazon

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Grab this Apple Watch deal while you can - Amazon has a $50 price cut on the all-new Apple Watch 6.

Amazon now lets you interact with Alexa via text on iOS

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37Engadget / 2h
Alexa can now respond to commands via text on iOS. Amazon appears to have quietly added the capability in the last few days, though the company officially confirmed the feature to The Verge . Amazon With the change, users can opt to text commands to Alexa rather than speaking them. According to Amazon, the feature is still a “public preview,” so it could have some bugs and may change before it be

How to Use Windows 10's New 'Feature Experience Pack'

54Lifehacker / 2h
Ready for more Windows 10 features? Microsoft is now testing out a new “feature experience” program that’ll slap tiny little extras into Windows 10 outside of the regular gigantic-update-that-might-break-your-computer cadence. In other words, it’s a way for Microsoft to give you new toys to play with, beyond the… Read more...

The Lord of the Rings TV show on Amazon Prime Video just added 20 cast members

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The long-awaited fantasy show is filming now in New Zealand with a massive cast.

The Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad and Dune will come to HBO Max the same day as they hit theaters

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Warner Bros. has announced that 17 films slated for a 2021 release will launch in both theaters and HBO Max simultaneously.

Developers can now enroll in Apple’s ‘Small Business Program’ for reduced App Store fees

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Just a few weeks back , we learned that Apple would be launching an “App Store Small Business Program” that would reduce its fees from 30% to 15% for developers earning less than $1 million per year from the App Store. That program is starting to roll out now, with Apple opening up the enrollment process just this morning. Apple outlines the program here , with a few things standing out: It’s ope

Bose's unannounced Sport Open Earbuds leak via FCC filings

38Engadget / 2h
Bose looks set to add to its lineup of true wireless earbuds, if its latest Federal Communications Commission filings are anything to go by. As spotted by The Verge , documents and photos for a product called Sport Open Earbuds have popped up on the FCC website. Similar to Samsung's Galaxy Buds Live , these have an open design. So, unlike regular earbuds, they won't go in your ear — a hook holds

Warner Bros. will release entire 2021 film slate in theaters and on HBO Max

100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / WarnerMedia dealt another blow to struggling movie theater owners by announcing it will release its entire 2021 slate of films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. (credit: AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images via Getty Images ) Just a few weeks ago, we learned that Wonder Woman 1984 —whose release has been delayed multiple times in the face of continued theater closures due to the pand

These futuristic bikes could help emergency responders save lives — Future Blink

20Mashable / 2h
Ecox Emergency Bikes can help emergency responders move faster during medical emergencies and transportation delays. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Doctors , Electric Bike , Emergency Response , and First Responders

CBP’s warrantless use of cell phone location data is under investigation

59Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | skaman306 ) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general is investigating the government's use of cell phone location data obtained without search warrants. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of DHS, "has paid a government contractor named Venntel nearly half a million dollars for access to a commercial database containing location da

Stripe announces embedded business banking service Stripe Treasury

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100+TechCrunch / 3h
Fintech startup Stripe has announced an ambitious new product today called Stripe Treasury . The company is partnering with banks to offer a banking-as-a-service API. In other words, Stripe clients will be able to provide bank accounts to their customers — the service is invite-only for now. This is part of a bigger trend called embedded finance. Essentially, instead of separating banking service

Use Your Friends' Spotify Wrapped Lists for Your Own Selfish Purposes

51Lifehacker / 3h
Because I foolishly chose to use Amazon Music with my Alexa smart speaker (because it’s cheaper, and certainly not because it is better), I can only look on in envy as my friends share their their annual “Spotify Wrapped” recaps , which offer a whole bunch of interesting data on the songs they listened to across the… Read more...

95% Of Passengers On One Flight Faked Their Negative Covid-19 Tests

25View from the Wing / 3h
Passengers using fake tests in order to travel is a problem that confounds the re-opening rules several countries have put in place to reduce the amount of virus brought into the country by travel. 95% of passengers on a single flight used an identical test in order to travel, with more than 190 of 200 passengers on the November 25, 2020 Pegas Fly flight EO429 from Moscow to Zhengzhou presenting

Google illegally spied on and retaliated against workers, feds say

75Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Sunset, by the Google empire. (credit: 400tmax | Getty Images ) Google's actions amid workplace organizing efforts, including the high-profile firings of several employees, were illegal violations of the National Labor Relations Act, federal regulators said this week. The National Labor Relations Board filed a formal complaint ( PDF ) against Google Wednesday, alleging that the company

Harvard Scientists Claim to Reverse Mouse Aging at Cellular Level

1KFuturism / 3h
A team of scientists has restored the eyesight of elderly mice by effectively reversing the process of aging at a molecular level . The cohort of Harvard Medical School researchers removed thousands of chemical markers that accumulate over time from the mice’s DNA, essentially resetting their cells to a younger state. Shortly thereafter, mice with age-related vision loss or nerve damage in their

Watch a computer hack 2-dozen iPhones with 1 code – is anything sacred?

SlashGear / 3h
Earlier this year, a security researcher discovered a way to remotely hack any iOS device and steal all the data inside. Before we panic, be sure to take note that the vulnerability was fixed before May of 2020. Between then and now, there’s very little chance you’ve not already downloaded the updates you needed to avoid this hack from ever … Continue reading

Hackers Target Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution 'Cold Chain,' Though Motives Remain Unknown

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38Gizmodo / 3h
Hackers “assumed to be state agents” have been waging a phishing campaign against pharmaceutical firms and other institutions involved in the forthcoming distribution of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, IBM announced on Thursday. Read more...

Two key UK military non-profits join forces to boost veteran training in cyber and tech

72TechCrunch / 3h
Advancements in the tech and the cyber threat landscape are creating vast job opportunities. The global cyber security market is projected to reach £210 billion by 2026. But in the UK, out of 952,000 working aged (16-64) UK military veterans and 15,000 service leavers a year, only 4% of them are working in tech and cyber. This is 20% lower than the non-veteran population. The cost to the UK econo

Twitter finally shuts down its abandoned prototype app twttr

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Twitter is shutting down its experimental app twttr, which the company had used publicly prototype new features back in 2019. The app was first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2019, then launched to testers that March. Its primary focus had been on trying out new designs for threaded conversations, including things like how to branch replies, apply labels and color-code res

Boost ROI with intent data and personalized multichannel marketing campaigns

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Coronavirus is causing large and small businesses to drastically cut marketing budgets. In Forrester’s self-described “most optimistic scenario,” the analysts project a 28% drop in U.S. marketing spend by the end of 2021. Even Google is cutting its marketing budget in half . As marketers move forward, Forrester predicts marketing automation platforms will grow despite an overall decline in market

With Google Authenticator's Latest iOS Update, You Really Have No Excuse Now

20Gizmodo / 3h
Google Authenticator users on iOS are finally getting a useful security update that their comrades on Android got months ago. Read more...

Cave Story+ now free on Epic Games Store, but next week is even bigger

20SlashGear / 3h
It’s Thursday, which means that the free games on the Epic Game Store have rotated. This week there’s only one free game on tap, and it’s an oldie by a goodie. This week Epic Games Store users can claim Cave Story+ for free, and though a lot of PC gamers already have this game in their libraries, anyone who might … Continue reading

China Stakes Its Claim to Quantum Supremacy

100+Wired / 3h
Google trumpeted its quantum computer that outperformed a conventional supercomputer. A Chinese group says it's done the same, with different technology.

Speed up Your Home Workstation With up to $72 off the New M1 Mac Mini

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Apple M1 Mac Mini with 256GB SSD | $645 | Adorama Read more...

Can You Bring Your Emotional Support Animal on Your Next Flight?

100+Lifehacker / 3h
The era of emotional support squirrel on flights is over, as the Department of Transportation (DOT) ruled Wednesday that only dogs can be defined as service animals. Other animal companions used for emotional support will either have to be checked into the cargo hold or left at home. Read more...

Speed up Your Home Workstation With up to $72 off the New M1 Mac Mini

32Lifehacker / 3h
Apple M1 Mac Mini with 256GB SSD | $645 | Adorama Read more...

YouTube will remind users to ‘keep comments respectful’ before posting

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65Engadget / 3h
YouTube is taking new steps to weed out bullying, hate speech and other kinds of nasty comments. The company introduced a new feature that will remind users to “keep comments respectful,” when its automated systems detect a comment may be offensive. The change is rolling out now on Android, and will eventually move to other platforms, though it’s not clear when. The feature is similar to one rece

All of Warner Bros.’ theatrical movies will get simultaneous releases on HBO Max next year

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80TechCrunch / 3h
Following last month’s news that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released simultaneously on HBO Max and in U.S. theaters, Warner Bros. and its parent company WarnerMedia just announced that they will follow the same strategy with every theatrical release that they’ve got planned for 2021. That includes movies like “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Mortal Kombat,” “In The Heights,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy” “The

All of Warner Bros.' 2021 films will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max

Bros 2021 HBO Max Theaters•
200+Mashable / 3h
Read more... More about Hbo Max , Entertainment , Streaming Services , and Movies Tv Shows

At long last, you can print a 3D print Mars rover replica — Strictly Robots

28Mashable / 3h
The European Space Agency designed a mini, 3D-printed replica of the ExoMars rover, which anyone with a 3D printer can make. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Mars , 3d Printing , Mars Rover , and Space Exploration

This August smart lock kit is on sale for $185 — its lowest price ever

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Save $104: This kit, which includes the August Smart Lock Pro, Connect WiFi Bridge, and Smart Keypad, is on sale for $185.98 at Amazon as of Dec. 3. Few things are more stressful than wondering if you remembered to lock the door while you're out on a grocery run. That's why a smart lock is one of the most helpful smart home devices you can own. And for more complete security, you can buy this spe

Disney Vodafone Neo sorta turns Grogu into a Tamagotchi

SlashGear / 3h
The Neo is a smartwatch made in a collaboration between Disney and Vodafone. This watch utilizes technology developed or licensed by Vodafone with characters, sounds, and imagery from Disney. The Neo is called “the smart kids watch” by Vodafone, and is “designed & connected by Vodafone, featuring Disney.” One of the “sidekick” characters featured with the device is Grogu, AKA … Continue reading

HBO Max will stream every Warner Bros. 2021 movie on release day

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Warner Bros will release all of its 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max, an industry-shaking decision that demonstrates just how much impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on entertainment. The 2021 film slate will still get theatrical releases worldwide, Warner Bros. Pictures Group said today, however it will also be releasing them for an exclusive – and time limited … Continue readin

The Latest Emoji Kitchen Update is Serving Up Even More Emoji Combinations

56How-To Geek / 3h
Gboard users are in luck: Google just updated Emoji Kitchen to include more than 14,000 fun and ridiculous emoji combinations, making it even easier to convey your very specific feelings. The update is available today for Gboard beta, and will be rolling out to all Gboard users across the next few weeks. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Use Google Photos' Live Wallpaper Feature to Relive Memories on Your Lockscreen

22How-To Geek / 3h
Who has time to go through their Google Photos account? The free cloud storage service is trying to make it easier to go through your pictures with its new Memories live wallpaper. The wallpaper constantly cycles through your Google Photos, making it easy to experience the past every time you unlock your Android phone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

These Scammy 5G Router Cages Have Michael Faraday Rolling in His Grave

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While products that promise to protect you from radiation are far from new, now so-called Faraday router cages that claim to block harmful electromagnetic field radiation (and also 5G signal) are proliferating on Amazon. Read more...

Flash sale - $300 off Cyber Monday laptop deals at Best Buy are ending today

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Don't miss this flash sale on Cyber Monday laptop deals from Best Buy - it's ending today

All Warner Bros. films in 2021 will debut on HBO Max

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world of cinema on its ear with active productions being curtailed, upcoming projects getting cancelled, and theaters being abandoned. On Thursday, Warner Bros. announced a radical and drastic adaption to our new socially-distanced reality. The company announced that every single film it has lined up for release in 2021 will be made available through a “distri

Dramatic Drone Video Shows Collapse of Alien-Hunting Observatory

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The Great Collapse December 1 was a sad day for astronomers everywhere. The iconic 57-year-old Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico met its final demise when the 900-ton platform suspended above the 1,000-foot-wide dish antenna came crashing down — an accident caused by failing cables that were already stretched to their limits by previous damage. Now, newly released footage shows the dramatic fail

Facebook will remove misinformation about covid-19 vaccines

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The news: Facebook will remove false claims that have been “debunked by public health experts” about covid-19 vaccines, it has announced. In a post , the company outlined how Facebook plans to apply its existing ban on covid misinformation—which is intended to screen out posts that could lead to “imminent physical harm”—as countries around the world move closer to acquiring and rolling out vaccin

Google plans cross-continent concert for Beethoven's 250th birthday

54Engadget / 4h
Were he still alive today, Ludwig van Beethoven would turn 250 years old on December 17th. You can celebrate the anniversary of the composer’s birthday by opening up the Google Arts & Culture app on your phone and online. There, you’ll find a variety of experiences dedicated to recounting his life and influence on music. One will tell you about the little-known story of George Bridgetower , a Bla

NASA selects four companies for moon material collection as it seeks to set precedent on private sector outer space mining

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NASA has selected the winning candidates that they’ve decided to tap to collect lunar resources for eventual Earth return, from a number of commercial companies who applied. The four companies all have rides booked on future commercial lunar lander missions, and the agency is using this as a demonstration of what kinds of efficiencies it can realize by piggybacking on private industry for serving

Labor agency alleges Google illegally fired two workers who tried to organize

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has accused Google of illegally firing two workers who took part in labor organizing activities. The agency also claimed Google spied on employees who planned protests and that it has policies that dissuade workers from union organizing. Those alleged actions violate workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act, according to the NLRB. Google tol

Thoma Bravo acquires Flexera for second time paying $2.85B

81TechCrunch / 4h
Thoma Bravo must really like Flexera , an IT asset management company out of Chicago. The private equity firm bought the company for the second time today. Sources told TechCrunch the price was $2.85 billion. Technically, Thoma Bravo is getting a majority stake in the company, buying it from previous owners TA Associates and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. The firm originally bought Flexera

This Is the Most Detailed Map of the Milky Way in History

500+Futurism / 4h
Star Chart The European Space Agency (ESA) just released the most detailed map of the Milky Way galaxy ever assembled. The 3D map — which makes the Milky Way look like an egg-shaped lattice — includes the positions and movements of almost 2 billion stars within our galaxy, according to The Guardian . Aside from being an outstanding accomplishment on its own, the map has already helped scientists

A good day for UltraHD: HBO Max, The Lord of the Rings will stream in 4K HDR

20Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Wonder Woman is going to be extra shiny on modern TVs. (credit: Warner Bros.) Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first film to stream in 4K HDR (UltraHD) on HBO Max when it premieres on the service in the US alongside a theatrical release on December 25. It will also stream with Dolby Atmos audio. The news was announced in a tweet by Director Patty Jenkins: Excited to announce that #WW84 wil

PHP 8: New features and updates

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PHP 8 is now live - here's what's new.

Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

SlashGear / 4h
This week Microsoft released an ad spot video with a daydreaming dog. The dog dreams, and the dreams are a delight. The dog’s name is Rufus – his owners are all about the Microsoft products, and the dog (like any good dog) dreams of living the life his human lives. That means living inside Minecraft, flying an airplane, and talking … Continue reading

Watch the dramatic Arecibo Observatory collapse from a drone’s eye view

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Dramatic footage of the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory telescope has been released, showing the final moments of the historic scientific instrument. The telescope – a vast, 1,000 foot wide dish with a suspended receiver and radar transmitters slung above it – collapsed in the early hours of December 1, 2020, having experienced damage back in August 2020. It was … Continue reading

As crypto comes back, Binance-backed Injective Protocol launches Testnet for its DeFi trading platform

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Decentralized exchange protocols that allow crypto traders and investors to trade across different block—Āhains have been in development for a while. A significant new development now comes with the launch of the “Testnet” from Injective Protocol . Injective has been backed by Binance, one of the biggest centralized exchanges in the crypto world. Injective Protocol is one of the first universal “D

Google News will soon unlock paywalled content for iOS and Android users

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New updates to Google News Showcase will make it easier for users to find new content from their favorite publishers.

Netflix show Blood of Zeus has been renewed for season 2

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The studio behind Netflix's hit anime Castlevania is bringing the action to ancient Greece – and we just got our first trailer.

It Sounds Weird, but Add a Little Vanilla to Your Vinaigrette

56Lifehacker / 4h
As a pale, skin-cancer prone communist with a penchant for arguing about labor issues in bars, there is not a whole lot I miss about living in Florida. I do not miss the beaches. I do not miss the sun. I do not miss the bugs. I do, however, miss Bern’s Steakhouse , an opulent, decidedly old school establishment that’s … Read more...

Verizon has been leaking customers’ personal information for days (at least)

100+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / A Verizon FiOS truck in Manhattan on September 15, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Smith Collection | Gado ) Verizon is struggling to fix a glitch that has been leaking customers’ addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, and other personal information through a chat system that helps prospective subscribers figure out if Fios services are available in their location. The personal detail

macOS Big Sur review: A mix of new and familiar

42Engadget / 4h
Big Sur is different from Apple’s usual annual macOS upgrades: the company calls it the “biggest design update” since Mac OS X arrived way back in 2001. That’s a little bit of a stretch, as 2014’s macOS Yosemite brought major design influences from iOS to the Mac, but Big Sur’s changes are nonetheless dramatic and significant. It’s not just visual, though; Big Sur also features major updates to k

Spotlight on safety: How card issuers are protecting customers

The Points Guy / 4h
When you think “safety,” your first thought probably involves physical wellbeing. In fact, last week’s spotlight on safety as part of Airlines Week for the 2020 TPG Awards highlighted how carriers are keeping customers physically safe during the coronavirus pandemic. But financial safety is also important. One of the reasons we advocate putting spending on a credit card — aside from the rewards y

YouTube introduces new feature to address toxic comments

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YouTube today announced it’s launching a new feature that will push commenters to reconsider their hateful and offensive remarks before posting. It will also begin testing a filter that allows creators to avoid having to read some of the hurtful comments on their channel that had been automatically held for review. The new features are meant to address longstanding issues with the quality of comm

The Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti driver also fixes some nasty BSOD problems

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Nvidia has released some new graphics drivers that both fix BSOD errors and adds support for the new RTX 3060 Ti GPU.

The Beats Solo3 headphones hit lowest price ever at Amazon

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Get the Beats Solo3 headphones are on sale and down to their lowest price ever at Amazon.

Google’s co-lead of Ethical AI team says she was fired for sending an email

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Timnit Gebru, a leading researcher and voice in the field of ethics and artificial intelligence, says Google fired her for an email she sent to her direct reports. According to Gebru, Google fired her because of an email she sent to subordinates that the company said reflected “behavior that is inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager.” Gebru, the co-leader of Google Ethical Artific

VCs who want better outcomes should use data to reduce founder team risk

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Janneke Niessen Contributor Janneke Niessen is a partner at CapitalT , a serial entrepreneur and a tech diversity advocate. VCs expect the companies they invest in to use data to improve their decision-making. So why aren’t they doing that when evaluating startup teams? Sure, venture capital is a people business, and the power of gut feeling is real. But using an objective, data-backed process to

Join a Q&A with General Catalyst’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle on Tuesday at 4 pm EST/1 pm PST

68TechCrunch / 4h
General Catalyst is one of the top VC firms in the U.S., with portfolio companies that include Snap, Kayak, Airbnb, Stripe, HubSpot, GitLab and many others. We’re thrilled to have GC’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle join us for the next episode of Extra Crunch Live , our live video series where we ask VCs about what’s exciting them these days, get their advice for how early-stage startups can th

This holographic digital photo frame turns your iPhone 12 snaps into 3D portraits

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A new digital photo frame on Kickstarter is promising to make holograms from iPhone 12's portrait mode snaps.

We’re really excited about these huge 2021 Sea of Thieves changes

SlashGear / 4h
As we enter 2021, it seems that Sea of Thieves will be undergoing some big changes. Developer Rare has announced that it will be moving away from the monthly update structure it’s been sticking to for the past year and a half and switching to a seasonal structure. With this, it sounds like we can expect major updates at slower … Continue reading

Future Zoom users will be able to smell the virtual coffee

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Zoom boss Eric Yuan predicts that artificial intelligence will bring physical sensations to video meetings.

Google Authenticator update fixes the biggest pain of 2-factor security

SlashGear / 4h
As anybody even vaguely internet-savvy knows, you can never really have too much security for your accounts. Hacks are increasing in number, but even though options like two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) are often available, there’s one big reason people might not turn them on. Now, Google Authenticator is addressing it. What is 2 Factor Authentication?- Two-factor authentication sits

AWS expands startup assistance program

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Last year, AWS launched the APN Global Startup Program , which is sort of AWS’s answer to an incubator for mid to late-stage startups deeply involved with AWS technology. This year, the company wants to expand that offering, and today it announced some updates to the program at the Partner keynote at AWS re:Invent. While startups technically have to pay a $2,500 fee if they are accepted to the pr

Find out how startups like Skyroot and Bluefield are building new industries at TC Sessions: Space 2020

100+TechCrunch / 5h
At our fast-approaching first TC Sessions: Space event, which is happening December 16-17, we’re going to be highlighting some of the most exciting startups and founders tackling big problems with innovative and groundbreaking solutions. Some of those companies are focused on building tomorrow’s spacecraft, and others are working on in-space technologies that could become the next big anchor upon

Snag an Apple Watch SE for $20 off Today

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NSF offers a closer look at how the Arecibo Observatory collapsed

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The scientific community is still reeling from the collapse of the world's second largest radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico two days ago, and the National Science Foundation is starting to share more about what happened that day. In a briefing with reporters this morning, Arecibo Program Director Ashley Zauderer and Ralph Gaume, director of NSF's Division of Astronomical Sciences, offered t

Lord of the Rings Adds 20 Cast Members, and We Have No Idea What They're Doing

100+Gizmodo / 5h
The Second Age of Middle-Earth has received a bit of a population boost, but the One Bezos to Rule Them All isn’t saying just what a ton of new arrivals in the Lord of the Rings streaming Amazon series are actually going to be doing. Read more...

New Psychiatric Service Animal Loophole?

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It sounds like we should say goodbye to emotional support animals, and say hello to psychiatric service animals… DOT getting rid of emotional support animals Yesterday the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs) . The biggest implication of this ruling is that airlines no longer need to accommodate emotional support animals. For some contex

Pokemon GO Kalos region event – Chespin and Fletchling a-go-go

SlashGear / 5h
Today we’re taking a peek at the Kalos region Pokemon event in Pokemon GO, including the array of rewards, tips, and contents of eggs. This event marks the start of the Kalos region Pokemon spawning in the wild and in Pokemon eggs in Pokemon GO, including the first three starting Pokemon from the region in addition to a couple of … Continue reading

Drone Video Shows Dramatic Moment of Arecibo Observatory Collapse

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Video of the recent collapse at the Arecibo Observatory, taken from two different perspectives, show the dramatic moment when a main cable failed, causing the 900-ton instrument platform to fall onto the large radio dish below. Read more...

Audi and BMW to both leave Formula E—here’s why that’s OK

Ars Technica / 5h
When Audi revealed its FE07 race car last week, it didn't tell us it would be the company's last Formula E car. [credit: Audi ] Formula E probably hoped that its preseason test would be the cause of many headlines this week. Ahead of the electric racing series' seventh season start in Chile in January, 12 teams gathered at a race track in Valencia, Spain, to run their new cars in earnest for the

Atlassian brings new DevOps metrics to Jira

56TechCrunch / 5h
Atlassian is launching an update to its ubiquitous Jira issue and project tracking service today — and specifically the Jira Software Cloud version — that brings a number of new features for visualizing and measuring how code moves through the development pipeline. With this, project managers and developers will be able to get deeper insights into the code teams are working on, for example, and w

This is the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way ever made

500+MIT Technology Review / 5h
Data collected by the European Space Agency’s Gaia observatory has been used to create the most detailed 3D map of the galaxy ever made. The new data set could help scientists unravel many mysteries about the universe’s expansion and the solar system’s future. What is Gaia? Launched in 2013, the Gaia observatory is intended to observe as many of the galaxy’s stars as possible. It is designed to m

One of the world’s biggest cruise ships has been delayed by the coronavirus — again

The Points Guy / 5h
You’ll have to wait until April to ride a roller coaster on a cruise ship. Citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic , Carnival Cruise Line on Thursday pushed back the debut of its much-anticipated, 180,000-ton Mardi Gras — a ship so big it’ll famously have room for a roller coaster on its top deck — to April 24. Currently being built at a shipyard in Turku, Finland, the 15-deck-high vessel origina

Top Hyatt Elites Who Don’t Stay 60 Nights Next Year Will Lose Their Concierge

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Hyatt is cutting elite status requirements in half for 2021 . They are giving extra elite nights to people who get their credit card by the end of the year. They are running double elite qualifying nights for the first two months of 2021 (and stays at the end of 2020 will also earn an elite night for 2021). Spending points transferred from Chase or the initial bonus on their credit card on free n

How to Safely Take Car Rides With Your Dog

63Lifehacker / 5h
Traveling with your dog can eliminate the stress of kennels or paying someone to dog sit, and as more people are opting for long drives instead of flying, there are few things worth considering when bringing your dog along for the ride. I spoke with Gabriel Riesco , founder of Pawmos Pet Care , on how to prepare your… Read more...

MLCommons debuts with public 86,000-hour speech data set for AI researchers

72TechCrunch / 5h
If you want to make a machine learning system, you need data for it, but that data isn’t always easy to come by. MLCommons aims to unite disparate companies and organizations in the creation of large public databases for AI training, so that researchers around the world can work together at higher levels, and in doing so advance the nascent field as a whole. Its first effort, the People’s Speech

Android gets auto-narrated audiobooks and expanded Voice Access

69Engadget / 5h
Google is rolling out another pack of Android features, and one of the most notable might be one you can only hear. The company is teaming with US and UK publishers to introduce auto-narrated audiobooks in the Play Store — you won’t have to hope for a professional recording of a classic title to listen on your next walk. Publishers only have limited access to a beta auto-narration tool right now,

Facebook pledges to remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

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Following similar moves by YouTube and TikTok , Facebook has pledged to remove misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. As health agencies across the world start to approve vaccines , the company said false claims about them that have been debunked by public health experts will be deleted from Facebook and Instagram. This is a stricter enforcement of a policy that targets misinformation about COVI

Meet Ravn X—a fully autonomous, air-launched rocket for small satellites

100+Ars Technica / 5h
The Ravn X first stage and Aevum founder Jay Skylus. [credit: Aevum ] An Alabama-based startup unveiled a launch system unlike any other on Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida. The company is named Aevum, and until now it has largely operated in the background. But now, it's ready to show off some hardware, and it's starting with the "Ravn X" launch system's first stage. This autonomous aircraft an

CDC COVID-19 quarantine cut – Two shorter options you should know

SlashGear / 5h
The CDC has changed its rules on how long you should quarantine with a suspected COVID-19 case, in some cases halving the amount of time, despite coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations setting a new, ominous milestone. So far, the generally-accepted advice from the US Centers for Disease Control has been a 14 day COVID-19 quarantine, but new guidance has opened some … Continue reading

I Can't Decide If This Apple Watch Camera Band Is Genius or If My Brain Is Broken

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Everything about the $300 Wristcam for Apple Watch sounds ridiculous on its face. There’s the price, which is more than the entry-level Apple Watch SE . There’s the fact that it requires a separate inductive charger, though it can charge at the same time as your Apple Watch. There’s the product itself, which is a… Read more...

Google Is Supercharging Emoji Remixing with Emoji Kitchen in Gboard

32Gizmodo / 5h
Google is pushing out a handful of last-minute Android updates before the end of the year, including a huge update to its delightful Emoji Kitchen feature in Gboard. Read more...

Twitter makes it harder for criminals to hack your account

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Twitter update allows hardware security keys when logging in from mobile devices.

Cyber Monday phone deals still available - up to $500 off Galaxy S20 Plus and OnePlus 7T

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$500 price cuts are still available on a number of excellent Cyber Monday phone deals - here are two you won't want to miss.

Space startup Aevum debuts world’s first fully autonomous orbital rocket launching drone

300+TechCrunch / 5h
Launching things to space doesn’t have to mean firing a large rocket vertically using massive amounts of rocket-fuel-powered thrust — startup Aevum breaks the mould in multiple ways, with an innovative launch vehicle design that combines uncrewed aircraft with horizontal take-off and landing capabilities, with a secondary stage that deploys at high altitude and can take small payloads the rest of

Android’s winter update adds new features to Gboard, Maps, Books, Nearby Share and more

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Google announced this morning Android phones will receive an update this winter that will bring some half-dozen new features to devices, including improvements to apps like Gboard, Google Play Books, Voice Access, Google Maps, Android Auto and Nearby Share. The release is the latest in a series of update bundles that now allow Android devices to receive new features outside of the usual annual up

Obama, Bush, and Clinton Say They'll Get Covid-19 Vaccine—but They Won't Cut in Line

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Three former U.S. presidents will likely be taking a vaccine for covid-19 on camera as soon as it’s available to them. In interviews with media outlets this week, Barack Obama and spokespeople for George W. Bush and Bill Clinton stated that they’ve volunteered to become part of an awareness campaign to encourage… Read more...

Google Maps will let Android users submit Street View photos from their phones

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Star Trek: Discovery Re-Focuses Itself on the Power of Ties That Bind

Gizmodo / 6h
It’s been a wild few weeks on Star Trek: Discovery . The Federation has been found , our hero has tried to figure out whether she wants a new life or her old one, and after a few quorum conventions, she’s been allowed to have both . But in examining one side of Michael Burnham’s happy new normal, the show returns to an… Read more...

iPhones can now automatically recognize and label buttons and UI features for blind users

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Apple has always gone out of its way to build features for users with disabilities, and VoiceOver on iOS is an invaluable tool for anyone with a vision impairment — assuming every element of the interface has been manually labeled. But the company just unveiled a brand new feature that uses machine learning to identify and label every button, slider and tab automatically. Screen Recognition, avai

How to Check Which Apps Are Optimized for M1 Macs

How-To Geek / 6h
If you recently upgraded to an Apple Silicon Mac and you’ve downloaded or transferred apps from an older machine, you might want to see which apps are optimized for Apple Silicon and which are Intel apps running under the Rosetta translation layer. Here’s how to check. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

ZTE's Axon 20 5G has both Fingerprint Sensor and Camera Hidden Under the Screen

How-To Geek / 6h
All the cool kids (and by “kids” I mean “multi-billion-dollar international smartphone manufacturers) are sticking stuff under the screen these days. Not content to merely hide a fingerprint sensor beneath the display, ZTE is doing so with the front-facing camera, too. This double aesthetic boost will debut with the Axon 20 5G, releasing later this month. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Go Off-Road With the New LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

38How-To Geek / 6h
After a brief break with the LEGO Technic 6×6 Volvo Articulated Hauler, the company seems to be on a hot streak of Technic cars and SUVs. First, we had the Technic McLaren Senna GTR, then the Technic Ferrari 488 GTE. Now it’s time for something a little less sporty and a whole lot more dirty—the $49.99 Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google will let anyone with an Android phone be a Street View photographer

SlashGear / 6h
Throughout the years, Google has been building out Street View through a fleet of cars that have photographed a ton of roadways from all different angles, but it seems that even a company as big as Google has its limitations. That’s why today it announced that it’s opening up contributions to Street View from anyone with an Android phone. While … Continue reading

The Sonos Arc Dolby Atmos soundbar is getting a cheaper, microphone-free sibling

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The audio brand has confirmed the existence of a cheaper Sonos Arc soundbar after it was discovered on sale in the US.

Dead Island 2 is apparently still alive, despite being announced 6 years ago

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Originally announced in 2014, Dead Island 2 is still on the way according to the game’s publisher.

Thursday's Best Deals: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Infrared Thermometer, Nintendo Switch Bundle, Christmas Tree, Mpow Earbuds, Baby Yoda Sweatshirts, and More

64Gizmodo / 6h
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and an infrared thermometer lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Nearly every Garmin smart watch is on sale on Amazon

36Mashable / 6h
These are the best deals on Garmin watches this week: BEST FOR HIKING: Garmin Instinct — $169.99 ($130 savings) BEST FOR KIDS: Garmin VivoFit Jr. 2 — $49.99 ($20 savings) BEST FOR GOLFING: Garmin Approach S10 — $99.99 ($50 savings) If you have got a head start on your New Years resolutions and have been dedicating more time to working out, make sure you keep track of your progress. No, we're not

Ryanair Places Huge Boeing 737 MAX Order

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Boeing has just received its first major firm order for the Boeing 737 MAX since the plane was grounded globally in March 2019. This comes just days after it was announced that both the FAA and EASA will be “ungrounding” the 737 MAX. Ryanair orders 75 additional 737 MAXs Ryanair has today announced a firm order for 75 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8-200 aircraft. The airline had already ordered 135 7

Google Messages scheduled sending released – go check!

SlashGear / 6h
As of this week, scheduled sending was released to a wide variety of Android smartphones in Google Messages. This new system allows users to set a time for sending any individual message. If you’ve never used this feature in any sort of app before – now’s a good time to start. If you’re using Gmail, you can schedule the sending … Continue reading

Thursday's Best Deals: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Infrared Thermometer, Nintendo Switch Bundle, Christmas Tree, Mpow Earbuds, Baby Yoda Sweatshirts, and More

64Lifehacker / 6h
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and an infrared thermometer lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Microsoft launches Azure Purview, its new data governance service

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As businesses gather, store and analyze an ever-increasing amount of data, tools for helping them discover, catalog, track and manage how that data is shared are also becoming increasingly important. With Azure Purview , Microsoft is launching a new data governance service into public preview today that brings together all of these capabilities in a new data catalog with discovery and data govern

Nintendo has released another Switch bundle deal — here's where to get it

Mashable / 6h
SAVE $54.98: An exclusive new Nintendo Switch system bundle has arrived at Walmart for the holidays — get a Switch, a neon blue carrying case, and a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership (a $353.98 combined value) for just $299. Suddenly, scoring an ever-elusive Nintendo Switch console on sale in the thick of the year-end shopping season just got a bit easier. After releasing two new Switch

Some Visa credit cards will soon support cryptocurrency transactions

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Partnership with Circle will allow some Visa credit card issuers to send and receive payments in USDC.

Breaking: Chinese Lander Takes Off From Lunar Surface

500+Futurism / 6h
WOW! Chinese state news agency Xinhua just confirmed that the Chang’e-5 lunar lander’s ascent vehicle has taken off, bringing with it the first lunar soil samples to have been collected since the mid-1970s. The return journey will take just shy of two weeks, with a landing expected in inner Mongolia around December 16 or 17. WOW! Moment of ignition of the Chang'e-5 ascent vehicle

As Metromile looks to go public, insurtech funding is on the rise

79TechCrunch / 6h
Earlier this week, TechCrunch covered the latest venture round for AgentSync , a startup that helps insurance agents comply with rules and regulations. But while the product area might not keep you up tonight, the company’s growth has been incredibly impressive, scaling its annual recurring revenue (ARR) 10x in the last year and 4x since the start of the pandemic. Little surprise, then, that the

Report: Climate Change Is Now Causing “Worrying” Health Impacts

300+Futurism / 6h
Global Impact Climate change is now impacting people’s health and wellbeing in every part of the world . That’s the conclusion of the 2020 Lancet Countdown report , published Monday in cooperation with the renowned Lancet medical journals. The report began in 2015 as an international group of experts tracking climate change and its impact on public health — and now, five years later, the report c

IT solutions to avoid website outages during the holiday season

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It's vital your website remains active at all times during the holiday season.

Nation-state backed hackers going after COVID vaccine supply chain

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Enlarge / A climate controlled thermo haulage truck trailer outside the Pfizer Inc. facility in Puurs, Belgium, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images) Cyber attackers have targeted the cold supply chain needed to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, according to a report detailing a sophisticated operation likely backed by a nation-state. The hackers appeared to be trying to disrupt

Sight Tech Global day 2 is live! Hear from Apple, Waymo, Microsoft, Sara Hendren and Haben Girma

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Day 2 for the virtual event Sight Tech Global is streaming on TechCrunch from 8 a.m. PST to 12:30 p.m. The event looks at how AI-based technologies are rapidly changing the field of accessibility, especially for blind people and those with low vision. Today’s programming includes top accessibility product and technology leaders from Apple, Waymo, Microsoft and Google, plus sessions featuring disa

AI’s next act: Genius chips, programmable silicon and the future of computing

80TechCrunch / 6h
Marshall Choy Contributor Marshall leads product at SambaNova , bringing decades of deep enterprise hardware and software experience with industry leaders including Oracle and Sun. If only 10% of the world had enough power to run a cell phone, would mobile have changed the world in the way that it did? It’s often said the future is already here — just not evenly distributed. That’s especially tru

Ben Ling’s Bling Capital just rounded up $113 million more from investors

77TechCrunch / 6h
Ben Ling is as done with 2020 as the rest of us, but certainly for him, the year could be worse. Ling, who founded his own venture outfit in 2018 — naming it Bling Capital (a nickname from way back) — just closed on $113 million in capital commitments across two new funds: a seed-focused $77 million fund, and an opportunity fund focused on breakout companies from his portfolio that closed with $3

How to Choose the Perfect Baby Name

56Lifehacker / 6h
Go to any parenting website and you will find list after list of potential baby names, including—but not limited to!—lists for families who “ like to rock ,” top 100 lists , and lists of names that are “ rarely used but beautiful .” This is not that. Instead of listing names for you, I’m going to take you on a journey that… Read more...

Samsung One UI 3 update released for USA Galaxy S20 phones

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SlashGear / 6h
Today the One UI 3 with Android 11 OS was finally released for the Samsung Galaxy S20 family of devices. If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy Note 20, there’s good news for you as well – just so long as “in the coming weeks” sounds like an amount of time you’re willing to wait for this same update. The Samsung … Continue reading

One of the Internet's favorite espresso machines is $100 off

Mashable / 6h
Save $100: The beloved Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Maker is $100.04 off at Best Buy as of Dec 3, bringing the high-end machine down to $399.95. Leave it up to quarantine to expose how bad your old coffee maker's coffee really is. Anyone who's still working from home has likely put their daily Starbucks habits to rest. They've likely enlisted their seven-year-old coffee maker for their morning

AMD takes more of Intel’s market share in latest Steam Hardware Survey

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Team Red continues to chip away at Intel's lead in the CPU market

Get a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and one of the console's best games for $30 off

Mashable / 6h
SAVE $30: The Nintendo Switch Controller — which mimics the design of more classic controller designs — is being offered as a bundle with Super Mario Odyssey for just $99.99 at Walmart (buying both separately would cost about $129.99). The Nintendo Switch is a must-have for anyone who enjoys handheld gaming — not only is it home to some of the very best games of the past few years, but it's also

Chinese Lander Sends Back Color Pictures of the Moon

4KFuturism / 6h
Beige Moon China’s lunar lander Chang’e-5 just beamed back color photos of the surface of the Moon — and they’re a lot more, well, beige than what you’d expect. The spacecraft landed on the near side of the Moon earlier this week. Just hours after touchdown, the lander jumped into action, scooping up lunar soil to bring back home. It also took the opportunity to photograph its surroundings and se

Facebook says it will remove coronavirus vaccine misinformation.

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The step goes beyond what the social network previously did on vaccine falsehoods by taking down the false claims entirely.

Inexplicably jazzy Santa is the beating heart of Netflix's 'Christmas Chronicles 2'

32Mashable / 7h
Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. Gather ‘round all ye struggling to find the 2020 Christmas spirit, and I’ll tell you a tale of Kurt Russell jamming out as a jazzy, sax-playing Santa. The Christmas Chronicles 2, a spunky sequel to director Chris Columbus’ 2018 romp The Christmas Chronicles , has a lot going on — even by Netfl

Samsung's fingerprint-secured T7 Touch SSD drops to $160 for 1TB

56Engadget / 7h
While you may not be leaving home as often as you used to at the moment, security is still important for all of the devices you might carry around, including external storage. Samsung's T7 Touch SSD can keep your data secure until you unlock it via the built-in fingerprint sensor. The 1TB model is now available for $160 at Amazon and Best Buy , the lowest price we’ve seen to date. That's a saving

Jabra's Elite 75t wireless earbuds hit new all-time low of $120

38Engadget / 7h
Some of our favorite wireless earbuds have hit a new record low price. Jabra’s excellent Elite 75t buds are down to $120 at Amazon and Best Buy, which is the lowest we’ve seen them. This is also $20 cheaper than they were during Black Friday and Cyber Monday — so if you’ve been holding out for an even lower price, or just a great deal on wireless earbuds, this is one worthy of consideration. Buy

The final 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' trailer brings Lovecraft to Greendale

81Mashable / 7h
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is bringing the end of all things for its fourth and final season by introducing Greendale's biggest threat yet: the Eldritch Terrors. After Season 3 ended with two Sabrinas running around — Sabrina Spellman on Earth and the other ruling Hell as Queen Sabrina Morningstar —it will take the combines powers of both Sabrinas and their armies of witches, demons, and.

Moving all your secure accounts to a new phone is now safer than ever

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Google Authenticator is finally bringing a new feature to iPhone users that will make the process of migrating accounts a lot less stressful.

Web Summit: Facebook urges Biden to restore global internet

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Facebook's head of global affairs Nick Clegg says it is now splintered along geo-political lines.

Get a Dyson V11 cordless vacuum for up to $150 off

Mashable / 7h
SAVE UP TO $150: Looking for a cordless vacuum? The Dyson V11 Torque Drive is on sale for $549.99 and the V11 Animal is discounted to $499.99 as of Dec. 3. Be honest, you know you're tired of hauling that heavy corded vacuum around the house every time you need to clean. And having to navigate being attached to a wire the whole time? Terrible. Make things easier for yourself with a cordless vacuu

Ericsson says a billion people will have access to 5G by end of 2020

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Network vendor also predicts 220 million 5G subs.

Pave raises millions to bring transparency to startup compensation

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Compensation within private venture-backed startups can be a confusing minefield that if unsuccessfully navigated can lead to inconsistent salaries and the kind of ambiguity that breeds an unhappy workforce. Pave , a San Francisco-based startup that recently graduated from YC Combinator is aiming to end the pay and equity gap with a software tool it developed to make it easier to track, measure,

How to Turn on Nest Hello Doorbell’s Holiday Sounds

24How-To Geek / 7h
Thanksgiving is over, so it’s officially appropriate to get into the holiday spirit! Nest is bringing a little extra cheer this year because holiday themes (including Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and more) are now available on your Nest Hello Video Doorbell. It’s incredibly easy to activate them! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

China's first fully driverless robotaxis hit the streets of Shenzhen

100+Engadget / 7h
Fully driverless robotaxis are now a practical reality on Chinese roads. AutoX has become the first company to put a fleet of the completely driver-free vehicles on the country’s streets, with the cars now roaming Shenzhen. They’re not yet available to the public, a spokesperson told TechCrunch , but it’s still a significant move. AutoX claims this is possible thanks to a “5th generation” autonom

Hawkeye Set Footage Teases the Arrival of Marvel's Next Avenging Archer

62Gizmodo / 7h
Scream producer William Sherak says the fifth movie is going to weird lengths to keep its ending under wraps. After Wonder Woman 1984 , Warner Bros. is considering more streaming debuts for its future films. Plus, get a look at Nancy Drew ’s second season, and No Time to Die might take even longer to come out than it… Read more...

Elgato’s Wave:3 USB microphone sounds great, but requires patience

51Engadget / 7h
A year ago most of us got along just fine using our laptops’ built-in webcams and microphones. Now many of us are stuck at home, setting up new workspaces and finding that our options for standalone mics and cams are somewhat limited — and a lot of what’s out there is aimed at streamers and podcasters. I’m not part of either group but I’ve found Elgato’s Wave:3 to be a great tool just the same. E

Green Home Awards: entries now open

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Celebrating sustainable home building and technology.

Voyager Probes Spot Previously Unknown Phenomenon in Deep Space

1KGizmodo / 7h
NASA’s Voyager spacecraft may be billions of miles away and over 40 years old, but they’re still making significant discoveries, as new research reveals. Read more...

Google now lets anyone contribute to Street View using AR and an app

200+TechCrunch / 7h
An update to Google’s Street View app on Android will now let anyone contribute their photos to help enhance Google Maps, the company announced this morning. Using a “connected photos” tool in the new version of the Street View app, users are able to record a series of images as they move down the street or a path. The feature requires an ARCore -compatible Android device, and for the time being,

VSCO acquires mobile app Trash to expand into AI-powered video editing

100+TechCrunch / 7h
VSCO , the popular photo and video editing app, today announced it has acquired AI-powered video editing app Trash , as the company pushes further into the video market. The deal will see Trash’s technology integrated into the VSCO app in the months ahead, with the goal of making it easier for users to creatively edit their videos. Trash, which was co-founded by Hannah Donovan and Genevieve Patte

Get 17% off a 32" LG 4K Monitor and Receive the Clarity You Need to Game

Gizmodo / 7h
LG UltraFine 32" 4K Monitor | $497 | BuyDig Read more...

Google Cloud boosts backup and disaster recovery capabilities with Actifio deal

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Google Cloud signs agreement to acquire data management firm Actifio.

This compact deep fryer is only $15 at Best Buy

36Mashable / 7h
Save $15: Get the Bella 0.9-liter deep fryer for $14.99 at Best Buy as of Dec. 3 — a 50% savings. Newsflash: You don't have to try to be "healthier" by using an air fryer . If you like the oily, crispy deliciousness of fried food, get a deep fryer . Bella's 0.9-liter deep fryer is on sale for just $14.99 at Best Buy as of Dec. 3 — that's half off its original price of $29.99. This little deep fry

JetBlue’s best-in-class Mint biz gets even better

63The Points Guy / 7h
When it launched in 2014, JetBlue’s Mint business class rocked the industry. With transcontinental fares starting at $500 each way, the New York City-based carrier disrupted the legacy pricing strategy on the nation’s most-premium routes. It also debuted one of the first fully enclosed suites in the world, along with new flight-attendant training designed specifically for Mint service. More than

Hawaii Covid Restrictions May Change AGAIN, Driven By The Governor’s Race Not Safety

27View from the Wing / 7h
After several months of delay, Hawaii opened to tourism October 15th. They allowed arriving passengers to skip the mandatory 14 day quarantine by getting a Covid-19 test from an approved vendor within 72 hours of travel. That’s about to change, because starting Wednesday it will no longer be possible to test out of quarantine when arriving on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. And that’s not the only

Subscription-Free Alternatives to Apple's 'Best of 2020' Apps

100+Lifehacker / 7h
A big thank-you to Apple for exhibiting a bit of restraint with its “best apps of 2020" list; wading through a mere 15 of the best or trendy apps for iPhone and iPad is a lot easier than dealing with Google’s more-comprehensive list of 40 apps for Android. I’m not even sure I have 40 apps on my phone, period. Read more...

Spoil Your Cat Over the Holidays With Our Favorite Gear

84Wired / 7h
Between litter boxes, beds, scratchers, and trees, cats require a lot of supplies. These are our favorites.

Google Authenticator for iOS gets its most important update yet

43Mashable / 7h
Google Authenticator is perhaps the most important app on my iPhone, as I can't log into my important accounts without it. And yet, until now, it had a glaring omission — it was impossible to transfer your accounts to a new iPhone. With the latest version of the app for iOS 3.1.0, this has finally been remedied, although the implementation still isn't perfect. You can now transfer the accounts to

Astronomers Puzzled by “Ghostly” Unidentified Objects in Deep Space

500+Futurism / 7h
In an essay for The Conversation , Western Sydney University astrophysics professor Ray Norris dishes how he and his colleagues spotted strange, unusually shaped objects in recent radio astronomical data. Norris’ colleague Anna Kapinska first spotted “a picture of a ghostly circle of radio emission, hanging out in space like a cosmic smoke-ring,” in September 2019, the professor recalls. “None of

Hulu Watch Party switches on for all – Here’s how to use it

SlashGear / 7h
As the socially-distanced holidays approach, Hulu has rolled out its Hulu Watch Party system to all on-demand subscribers. Previewed earlier in the year, Watch Party replicates the shared viewing experience – but without demanding you share your popcorn or your infections – with up to 8 people in different places. Trialed back in May, Watch Party basically takes the hassle … Continue reading

Google fired employees for union activity, says US agency

400+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The US National Labor Relations Board files a formal complaint against Google over staff firings.

Here’s how Xbox Series X and PS5 upgrades work in FIFA 21

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SlashGear / 7h
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of FIFA 21 launch tomorrow, and like many publishers, Electronic Arts is offering free upgrades to those new versions to those who already own the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Today, Electronic Arts detailed the process of upgrading to the next-gen versions of FIFA 21, complete with instructions for those … Continue reading

Intel’s Panther Canyon NUC could be out in December for those wanting a tiny PC

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Intel’s mainstream take on its next-gen compact PCs might arrive in the next few weeks.

A Third Monolith Just Appeared in California

11KFuturism / 7h
Here We Go Again Okay, seriously, who’s doing this? Knock it off. A third monolith has appeared on top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California, as spotted by local news correspondent Connor Allen. BREAKING NEWS There is currently a monolith at the top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero!! (Photos by @Atownreporter ) — Connor Allen (@ConnorCAllen) December 2, 2020 Freestan

Europe to put forward rules for political ads transparency and beef up its disinformation code next year

60TechCrunch / 7h
New rules for online political advertising will be put forward by European Union lawmakers next year, with the aim of boosting transparency around sponsored political content. The Commission said today that it wants citizens, civil society and responsible authorities to be able to clearly see the source and purpose of political advertising they’re exposed to online. “We are convinced that people

TPG’s Editors’ Choice award for simplicity and value in credit cards

The Points Guy / 8h
The world of credit cards can be exceedingly complicated. While few travelers can (or want) to manage a wallet with more than a dozen cards , there’s nonetheless a huge learning curve for truly maximizing your rewards — especially when it comes to transferable point currencies . For some, that’s simply too big of an ask. That’s why, as part of the 2020 TPG Awards , our credit cards team wanted to

Spotify 2020 Wrapped reveals the big winners in music streaming this year

SlashGear / 8h
The end is finally in sight for 2020, and Spotify has pulled together the big music trends of the year so as to declare the biggest winners in streaming. Just like Apple declared the best apps for iPhone and Mac in 2020 yesterday, Spotify Wrapped does the same for artists, songs, albums, and podcasts – including a way to see … Continue reading

How to View the Notification Center on Mac

24How-To Geek / 8h
The Notification Center on the Mac houses all your app notifications and widgets. You can use the Notification Center to interact with notifications or use widgets. Here’s how to view the Notification Center on Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox Game Pass lets you enjoy a whole world of games on the Xbox Series X and Series S

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Get the most out of the world's most powerful console with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X.

Salesforce CEO: Get ready for the all-digital working world

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Salesforce boss predicts it is set for further growth as more workers go remote.

DStv had taken the plunge and launched its standalone streaming service

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Solar-powered EV charging station opens in Cape Town

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Cape Town is catching up with the times and has opened its first free-to-use EV charging station

A Clean Kitchen Helps

20Gizmodo / 8h
Feeling a little claustrophobic in your own kitchen lately? I certainly was. Read more...

The Mandalorian’s Journey to Tython and the Enormous Star Wars History Behind It

400+Gizmodo / 8h
Din Djarin’s quest on The Mandalorian has evolved . In finding Ahsoka Tano unwilling to train his ward, he has been sent on a new path with a new understanding, both of the child he cares for and that child’s role in his own destiny. It awaits on a planet discussed in whispers in the Disney era of the Star Wars canon,… Read more...

The MacBook Pro M1 is $100 cheaper at Amazon

76Engadget / 8h
Apple’s latest machines with the new M1 machine have only been available for a few weeks, but Amazon has the best deal we’ve seen on one of them so far. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro M1 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD (in space gray only) has dropped to $1,200 — that’s $100 off its normal price and the lowest we’ve seen it. The product is listed for $1,250, but an automatically applied coupon will

Covid-19: Facebook to take down false vaccine claims

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The social media giant says it will delete content that promotes "imminent physical harm".

ANYbotics, Swiss company behind quadrupedal ANYmal robot, announces $20M A round

100+TechCrunch / 8h
ANYbotics , the creators of ANYmal , a four-legged autonomous robot platform intended for a variety of industrial uses, has raised a $22.3M Swiss Franc (~$20M) round A to continue developing and scaling the business. With similar robots just beginning to break into the mainstream, the market seems ready to take off. The company spun out of ETH Zurich in 2016, at which point the robot was already

Slay Every Sauce and Soup With This $100 Stick Blender

81Wired / 8h
Braun's new powerful and easy-to-use immersion blender is an essential kitchen upgrade.

Underground Brine Could Be a Source of Oxygen on Mars

500+Wired / 8h
A new study tests a device that can efficiently split the resource’s water into pure oxygen and hydrogen in Martian conditions.

You can now run Linux and Windows on the new Apple M1 Macs

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Linux and Windows workarounds currently involve virtualization, but native ports aren’t far away.

How to Use Aspell to Spell Check Your Text Files at the Linux Command Line

How-To Geek / 8h
Ever wanted to spell check text files directly from the Linux command line? This article will get your setup and started with Aspell, the interactive spell checker. Start spell checking your text files, for free, today! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Holiday 2020: 12 Sleep Swag Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Love

How-To Geek / 8h
Getting a good night’s sleep should be high on everyone’s list of priorities, but somehow, it always manages to elude us. Give your friends the gift of better sleep this holiday season with these swanky sleep gifts. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Mute a Chat Indefinitely on WhatsApp

How-To Geek / 8h
We all have a few chatty WhatsApp groups or contacts that we can’t block and don’t want to constantly keep a tab on. Thankfully, WhatsApp offers a middle ground for these and enables you to simply mute them forever. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Ten Best Games to Play While You're Stuck in a Video Meeting

28How-To Geek / 8h
Attention, employees of Review Geek: You are forbidden from reading this article. You absolutely may not play any of the following games during your assigned work hours. Especially during video meetings. I repeat: Do not play any of these fun, interesting, low-intensity games while your boss is trying to talk to you on Zoom. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The first phone with an under-display camera goes on sale December 21st

100+Engadget / 8h
You won’t have to wait much longer to buy the first phone with an under-display camera — if you live in the right country. ZTE now plans to release the Axon 20 5G in 11 countries and regions on December 21st, including the UK, European Union, Japan and South Korea. The company didn’t reveal pricing, but said it would be available “soon.” The centerpiece remains an uninterrupted 6.92-inch FHD+ OLE

Delta becomes first major carrier to launch contact tracing initiative

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20The Points Guy / 8h
Delta became the first major U.S. airline to launch a contact tracing initiative on Thursday, marking another step for the carrier in its host of anti-coronavirus measures. With the program, the carrier is asking all travelers entering the U.S., including American passport holders, to provide their contact information for their stay in the country. The airline is requesting both a physical and em

You'll Be Perfectly Happy With the Fitbit Versa 3

20Gizmodo / 8h
Fitbit’s Versa line of smartwatches has always been a winner: They’re less hideous than the Ionic and the Blaze (which we’re still trying to forget), less expensive than most of the competition, and decently full-featured. The Fitbit Versa 3 continues that steady, dependable, and affordable tradition, though the… Read more...

Don't miss these $400 off Cyber Monday Surface Pro 7 deals with included type cover

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Save up to $430 on a Cyber Monday Surface Pro 7 deals today with Best Buy's last sales - ending soon.

Salesforce Hyperforce brings CRM to top public clouds

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Salesforce Hyperforce is a re-imagination of the company’s CRM platform for the public cloud.

Couple Arrested For Knowingly Flying To Hawaii With Coronavirus

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Hawaii is one of the strictest states when it comes to testing and quarantine requirements for travelers. Those traveling to Hawaii either need to get tested within 72 hours of traveling to Hawaii , or need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It goes without saying that the 14 day quarantine option doesn’t (and shouldn’t) apply if you knowingly tested positive for coronavirus prior to travel,

PS5 scalper makes R600,000 in one week

42Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

MIT 3D printer can vary glossiness across a printed surface

SlashGear / 8h
3D printers are common today, and they can produce shape and color reasonably well. While shape and color are two of an object’s three most noticeable visual features, the other is gloss. Current 3D printers don’t do well with changing the glossiness of the surface. MIT says glossiness is difficult because 3D printing hardware is designed to deal with different … Continue reading

Top Christmas gifts for Nintendo Switch gamers: from Animal Crossing to Mario

53TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Make the Nintendo fan in your life beam joy with these must-have accessories, games and official curiosities.

Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Everlywell Raises $175M•
100+TechCrunch / 9h
Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors includi

A pilot and mechanic explain what’s needed to bring the 737 MAX back

The Points Guy / 9h
On Wednesday, American Airlines flew its first civilian passenger flight on the Boeing 737 MAX since its 20-month grounding. Instead of operating a “flight to nowhere” — like it’s doing for employees — American brought the 95-or-so invited guests to its maintenance facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After pulling up to the aptly-named “Boeing 737 Center of Excellence” hangar, journalists — myself inclu

The EPA Just Joined Parler and It's Going How You'd Expect

300+Gizmodo / 9h
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received the distinguished honor of becoming the first federal agency to join Parler on Monday, and the welcome the account is getting from the users of a right-wing social media platform that bills itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter is pretty much exactly what… Read more...

How to Forward an Email as an Attachment in Microsoft Outlook

24How-To Geek / 9h
Instead of forwarding several emails individually, you can send them all at once as attachments. You can do this with both Microsoft Outlook’s native desktop client and the online web app. Here’s how to forward emails as attachments in both. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Parsing HTML in Bash

How-To Geek / 9h
I have a process where I need to copy all the images from a web page. I used to run this process with xmllint, which will process an XML or HTML file and print out the entries you specify. But when my server host provider upgraded their systems, they didn’t include xmllint. So I had to find another way to extract a list of images from an HTML page. It turns out you can do this in Bash. Read This

Interview: Building the GMMK Pro, the Premium Mechanical Keyboard for the Masses

How-To Geek / 9h
As a lover of all things mechanical keyboard, I was impressed when Glorious unveiled its new GMMK Pro. This keyboard hits all the high points of the latest most luxurious custom designs—75% layout, rotary dial, switch-switching modular build, a super-satisfying gasket mount case, and compatibility with open-source GMK programming—and delivers them at a super-low price. It’s the new must-have keyb

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Is $10 off, Because War Never Changes, but Prices Do

28Gizmodo / 9h
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5) | $60 | Walmart Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (XSX) | $60 | Walmart Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS4) | $50 | Walmart Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (XBO) | $50 | Walmart Read more...

Android users can now shoot and publish their own Street View images

100+Engadget / 9h
Google is opening up Street View photography to a lot more folks. The company has announced that its latest Street View beta comes with a tool called connected photos. That lets anyone capture and publish photos from an Android phone, with no need for a fancy 360-degree camera or backpack, let alone an entire car . To create the imagery, you simply record a series of photos as you move down a str

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne: New hyper EV promises more of everything

SlashGear / 9h
Spanish coachbuilder and EV maker Hispano Suiza has announced the arrival of its newest Carmen-based hyper-luxury EV: Carmen Boulogne. From afar, the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne shares particular design cues with Bugatti’s Chiron supercar. However, there’s no mistaking those curvaceous rear fenders, a stiff salute to the brand’s pre-war racing cars. According to Hispano Suiza, the Boulogne name

This is the cheapest we've seen the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus price SIM-free

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
World's best smartphone is even cheaper with our code. Check out this handy pre-Christmas Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus deal.

Guide To Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards

60One Mile at a Time / 9h
There are many perks I love about Hyatt’s top tier Globalist status , though arguably my single favorite perk is the suite upgrade awards that members receive. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how this benefit works. This is especially useful to understand as many people are going for Globalist status with World of Hyatt’s reduced elite requirements for 2021 . However, not everyone

Up to 30 Million in U.S. Have the Skills to Earn 70% More, Researchers Say

1KNYT > Technology / 9h
The findings point to the potential of upward mobility for people without a college degree.

The complete guide to American Web Special awards

The Points Guy / 9h
American Airlines is one of the airlines doing dynamic pricing right. The carrier is sticking to an award chart for most of its tickets. But American added a limited form of dynamic pricing when it introduced Economy Web Special awards in 2018 . Although the pricing is no longer limited to economy tickets , these discounted tickets are issued on a route by route basis. And the discount varies by

The Arecibo Observatory Is More Than Just a Telescope

400+Wired / 9h
The world’s second largest radio telescope collapsed on Tuesday. But its legacy is indestructible.

TSA Has Been Following Ordinary Passengers And Marking Down When They Use The Bathroom

46View from the Wing / 9h
Two years ago the Boston Globe revealed that the TSA was following ordinary Americans and taking notes on their habits and behaviors for a file, even though they hadn't been flagged as threats, for a program called "Quiet Skies." The TSA denied they were doing this. Then they promised to stop. The program continued anyway, and the DHS Inspector General found that it's very, very broken. Continue

How to Transfer Nintendo Switch Screenshots to a Smartphone Wirelessly

20How-To Geek / 9h
If your Nintendo Switch console is running System 11.0.0 or higher, you can now wirelessly transfer up to 10 screenshots and one video at a time to a smartphone or tablet with a QR code. Here’s how it works, and how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Use an Advent Calendar to Count Down to the Inauguration, as a Treat

400+Gizmodo / 9h
Every four to eight years (usually eight, but not everyone’s a winner), our nation celebrates one of its most exciting traditions: the inauguration of a new president. It’s never less than a heady, intoxicating time—the ceremony! The pomp and circumstance! The playful posturing over crowd sizes! The mere idea sets me… Read more...

'Lord of the Rings' actors form fellowship to try and buy Tolkien's old house

500+Mashable / 9h
It's always nice to see the folks of Middle-earth banding together again. Earlier this year we got to watch the Lord of the Rings cast hanging out on a video call for an episode of Josh Gad's YouTube series Reunited Apart , and now they've created a fellowship once again — only this time, for a very different reason. On Wednesday, former Balrog-conquerer Ian McKellen took to Twitter to share a vi

Amazon UK is replacing 'stolen' PS5 orders – but there’s a deadline to claim

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Amazon UK is offering customers who were affected by the missing PS5 scandal a chance to finally get Sony's console once and for all.

Save before closing: Adobe's 25% off Creative Cloud deal ends today

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Adobe's 20% off discount on the Creative Cloud All Apps bundle, which includes PhotoShop, ends today.

2021 Hennessey Venom 800 Ford F-150 hits 60 mph in 3.6 seconds

SlashGear / 9h
Many Ford fans are looking forward to the 2021 F-150 pickup. The truck is all-new, and the tuners at Hennessey have a special edition for truck buyers wanting sports car performance in their truck. The company says that the Hennessey Venom 800 Supercharged is the most powerful Ford truck it has ever produced. The Venom 800 Supercharged is also one … Continue reading

Buy LifeMiles For 1.1 Cents Each (200% Bonus)

400+One Mile at a Time / 9h
LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions it offers on purchased miles. Last week the program launched its Cyber Week promotion, which is in line with the best bonuses we’ve seen from LifeMiles. If you’ve been considering this promotion but haven’t yet made a purchase, this is your last chance to do so. Buy LifeMiles for 1.1 cents each Through today (Thursday, December 3, 2020), LifeMiles i

The Morning After: Fortnite returns with Baby Yoda and a subscription service

44Engadget / 10h
Fortnite ’s new season is keeping the battle royale title close to its Disney ally. Following all the Marvel nods, we’re back to Star Wars. This time around, it’ll include the latest main characters, Din Djarin — the Mandalorian himself — and the probably-more-popular Baby Yoda. The map has been refreshed yet again, and there’s a new twist to the game, too, with people earning bounties in-game to

Oracle adds data warehousing to MySQL

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Oracle MySQL Database Service platform helps both online transaction processing and online analytics processing workloads.

Twitter introduces new guidelines to combat hate speech and racism

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Twitter has expanded its platform guidelines in a bid to curb hate speech based on race, ethnicity or ethnic origin.

Boeing 737 MAX packed with journalists completes first flight

SlashGear / 10h
Boeing was hit very hard when the US government banned its 737 MAX passenger airliner for 20 months. On Wednesday, the aircraft staged its first flight with media onboard since the fleet was grounded by the government. Boeing is desperate to show passengers and airliners that the 737 MAX is safe and ready for operation. The test flight was conducted … Continue reading

Leaked DJI FPV drone photos suggest imminent launch for speedy new flier

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Some new photos of what appear to be a DJI FPV drone have leaked – here's what the mysterious new flier could be.

Google is shutting down Poly, its 3D model sharing service

69Engadget / 10h
Google is showing again that you rely on its products at your peril. The search giant announced that it’s shutting down Poly , its 3D object library and platform that arrived in 2017 aimed primarily and VR and AR creators. The service will end on June 30, 2021, so you’ll need to go here to download any models before then. All uploads will cease on April 30, 2021. Poly was designed to help develop

Xiaomi Mi 11 will take design inspiration from the Huawei P40 Pro, apparently

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The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 flagship might opt for a bold design along with next-gen specs, according to a leaker.

Giving Gadgets As Gifts? Get Ready to Answer These Questions

100+Wired / 10h
Bestowing tech gifts means anticipating confusion about privacy and recurring fees. Here's how to ease the minds of loved ones this year.

Do Diverse Corporate Boards Lead to a Fairer Workplace?

100+Wired / 10h
Nasdaq wants at least one woman and one underrepresented minority among directors at listed companies. The proposal goes further than most, but will it matter?

Apple’s New iPad Air Is a Great Tablet With a Few Quirks

64Wired / 10h
The 2020 edition of the iPad Air is light, powerful, convenient. It's a good buy as long as you don't mind a few small annoyances.

Warp Speed, Atomic Structure, and the Future of Vaccines

300+Wired / 10h
John Mascola, who worked on the research that led to the Moderna shot, thinks Covid-19 proves we have to prep for the next virus, too.

Taking on the business scenario-planning giants, Pigment raises a $25.9M Series A led by Blossom Capital

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Realizing that modern, complex businesses can no longer be adequately managed using spreadsheet-style programs, the founders of Pigment decided there had to be a better solution. Their business forecasting platform has now raised a substantial Series A of $25.9 million, led by Blossom Capital. Also participating was New York-based FirstMark Capital and Frst , as well as angel investors including

AI construction startup Versatile raises a $20M Series A

100+TechCrunch / 10h
San Francisco-based construction startup Versatile is announcing today that it has raised a $20 million Series A. The round was led by Insight Partners and Entree Capital, along with existing investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Root Ventures and Conductive Ventures. The round follows $8.5 million in funding, including a $5.5 million seed round that arrived in August of last year. The URB

Why now is the best time to apply for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card

The Points Guy / 10h
Are huge, six-figure credit card sign-up bonuses becoming the norm, rather than the exception? It’s starting to seem that way. You can now add the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card to the list of cards offering increased, limited-time bonus offers that can help you amass a heap of points for memorable future travel experiences. The Bonvoy Brilliant is one of Amex’s many premium tr

Artificial Intelligence is navigating Loon’s internet balloons

Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Lime teams up with Citymapper to make finding e-bikes easier

56Mashable / 10h
Finding a Lime bike in your city just got a little easier. Lime and Citymapper have partnered up to allow riders to locate Lime e-bikes and scooters within the Citymapper app. The integration will roll out across December in 21 cities including London, Manchester, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Austin, Washington DC, St Louis, Sydney, Paris, Lisbon, Brussels, Mad

Loon harnesses Google AI to deploy a reinforcement learning navigation system

SlashGear / 10h
Loon is a company that’s been working on a project for a while aiming to use superpressure balloons floating in the stratosphere to deliver Internet connectivity. We don’t hear about the project very often, and some may wonder if it is still relevant with SpaceX already in trials with its Starlink Internet service using satellites. Loon has deployed something very … Continue reading

Malicious Microsoft Edge extensions are mimicking popular VPN apps

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Fraudulent Microsoft Edge add-ons are making their way into the official library.

Portugal’s Bizay – a customized products marketplace for SMBs – just raised a $38.6M C round

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Bizay , a marketplace for small-to-medium-sized businesses allowing them to create highly customized products (such as merchandise), has raised a $38.6 million (€32 million) funding round. The Series C financing round was co-led by investors Indico Capital and the European Investment Bank, with “strong support” from Iberis Capital and existing investors including LeadX Capital Partners , Omnes Ca

AMD CPU sales skyrocket with Ryzen 5000 launch, leaving Intel in the dust

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Intel badly needs its next-gen Rocket Lake processors to arrive on time, early in 2021, to stop the rot.

How to Check If Your PC Has the Latest Version of Windows 10

100+How-To Geek / 10h
Microsoft releases new versions of Windows 10 roughly every six months. However, not everyone gets them all at once. Some PCs remain stuck on older versions of Windows 10 for a year or more. Here’s how to check whether your PC is up-to-date. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Supersonic gives new customers free uncapped internet in December

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
As the year draws to a close, Supersonic – MTN's fibre internet service – is offering new customers an enticing special deal that will make the process of transitioning to fibre internet a breeze

Australia Scraps Plan to Ban Cash For Large Purchases But Idea Isn't Going Away

24Gizmodo / 11h
Australia’s Senate has scrapped a plan that would have banned cash transactions on all purchases over $10,000. The cash ban proposal was set in motion back in 2017 after a government report suggested the idea as a way to crack down on organized crime and tax cheats. Businesses faced heavy fines and up to two years in… Read more...

2021 Audi R8 RWD Panther Edition has red wheels and a stealthy vibe

SlashGear / 11h
Audi of America has something in store for early reservists of the 2021 R8 RWD sports car. Unique to the North American market and limited to only 30 units, the R8 Panther edition will be the first rear-wheel-drive R8 models to arrive at dealerships this December. We’ll get to those red wheels in a minute since the 2021 R8 RWD … Continue reading

Reimagining the banking industry: Q&A with Adobe

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Lee Edwards at Adobe explores Covid-19's impact and wider challenges facing banking.

The FIFA 21 PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade is out now

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The FIFA 21 PS5 and Xbox Series X next-gen upgrade has arrived one day ahead of schedule.

ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first phone with an in-screen camera you may be able to buy

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first phone with an under-display camera, and it's landing in the UK and elsewhere soon.

Amazon UK begins replacing 'stolen' launch day PS5s

100+Engadget / 11h
Amazon UK broke a lot of gamers’ hearts in November when people who thought they managed to buy a PlayStation 5 received its box without the actual console. Instead, they got random items like pet food and foot massagers inside the boxes, prompting the company to launch an investigation on how that could’ve happened. Now, PushSquare managing director Anthony Dickens — who received, of all things,

It might be cheaper to just buy a Mac Mini than run it on AWS

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
If you're going to be running AWS' new Mac instances for a prolonged period of time, you might be better off simply buying a new Mac Mini.

Amid PUBG Mobile India launch delays company seeks meeting with ministry

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
PUBG Mobile India was announced almost a month back but the game is nowhere close to launch since the ban has not been lifted. The PUBG Mobile officials are now looking for a meeting with the government for the same.

One of the Internet’s most aggressive threats could take UEFI malware mainstream

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) One of the Internet’s most aggressive threats has just gotten meaner, with the ability to infect one of the most critical parts of any modern-day computer. Trickbot is a piece of malware that’s notable for its advanced capabilities. Its modular framework excels at gaining powerful administrator privileges, spreading rapidly from computer to computer in networks and

Hackers Are Targeting the Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Cold Chain’

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300+Wired / 11h
As vaccines await US approval, a sophisticated global phishing campaign has tried to harvest credentials from companies involved in their distribution.

This Notorious Botnet Has an Alarming New Trick

100+Wired / 11h
The hackers behind TrickBot have begun probing victim PCs for vulnerable firmware, which would let them persist on devices undetected.

Snapdragon 888 phones in India: Everything you need to know

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The latest processor from Qualcomm is here. However, India may only get a phone rocking this new chip late in the first quarter of 2021.

Hawkeye on Disney Plus starts filming – and casts Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop

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The next MCU Disney Plus show is filming, as Hailee Steinfeld's casting as the younger Hawkeye is confirmed.

Super Bowl 2021: live stream, date and how to watch Super Bowl LV online from anywhere

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Can the Chiefs make it back-to-back victories? Our guide explains how to watch a Super Bowl 55 live stream in 2021, the Super Bowl 2021 date and more.

Vodafone expands 5G edge computing partnership with AWS

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Edge computing will enable entirely new mobile applications by lowering latency.

WhatsApp plans to update its terms of service: what to expect

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
WhatsApp can now send announcements to users, and will use the new feature to inform you of the changes to its terms.

Apple's MagSafe Duo for your iPhone 12 is finally here, but it doesn't include an adapter

50TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Apple's own MagSafe Duo charger is on sale from the official store, and it'll charge your phone alongside other gadgets.

'Immortals Fenyx Rising' is a monster-smashing deep dive into Greek mythology

46Mashable / 11h
As far as pantheons go, the Greek gods were a total mess. They were petty, vindictive, horny, destructive, and all around trash fire deities whose myths are wildly entertaining to this day. The Greek pantheon has been explored in video games before, most notably with the original God of War series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC, and Hades , but Immortals Fenyx Rising is the first to offer a fully

Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually

500+Mashable / 11h
For most of the pandemic, I saw masks as a necessary evil when going out for my daily 5K run. I'd stick it on if someone was coming the other way down the street, of course, and cross over to the other side or run in the road where possible. That's just good manners in the COVID era. But at all other moments my mask was a potential menace. It felt suffocating, and was forever getting sweaty and g

Chinese Chang’e 5 lender touches down on the moon

SlashGear / 11h
China announced yesterday that it’s Chang’e-5 probe had successfully touched down on the lunar surface. The probe completed its drilling, sampling, and sealing process for its lunar soil samples at 04:53 BJT on Wednesday. The successfully gathered samples marked the first automatic sampling to take place on the moon. China says that gathering the material will help provide further understanding …

Intel Rocket Lake leak shows an 8-core CPU that could rival AMD’s Ryzen 5800X

57TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Hopefully the sighting of an 11th-gen chip in an HP Omen PC is also a sign that Rocket Lake is on track for early 2021.

Oppo Reno 5 and Reno 5 Pro images and specs officially revealed ahead of launch

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Both Oppo itself and a retailer have shared high-quality images and partial specs for the Oppo Reno 5 range.

The way we express grief for strangers is changing

200+MIT Technology Review / 12h
In late March, Claire Rezba heard about the tragic death of Diedre Wilkes . Wilkes, a 42-year-old mammogram technician, had died alone of covid-19 in her home, her four-year-old child near her body. Rezba, a physician based in Richmond, Virginia, was shaken. “That story resonated with me,” she says. “She was about my age.” Wilkes’s death also heightened Rezba’s anxiety and her fears of bringing t

'World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' makes the afterlife enticing

28Mashable / 12h
Death does not lurk in the background in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands , lingering as a threatening aura, out of sight. Death is everywhere in Shadowlands . Death is everything. The entirety of World of Warcraft ’s eighth expansion takes place in the afterlife, sending players into the realms of the Shadowlands to shift the balance of power away from evil for the thousandth time. And yet, despit

Get £100 in cashback with Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, Note 20, A71 deals and more

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Samsung is offering £100 in cashback on some top handsets including the S20 FE, Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, A71 and more.

As it turns out, VPN users aren't really that bothered about transparency

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
VPN users ranked transparency at the bottom of the priority list, our survey finds. scores $20M for a supportive approach to customer service automation

200+TechCrunch / 12h , a virtual customer service agent builder, has closed a $20 million Series A round of funding, led by Omers Ventures with participation from Felicis Ventures and existing investors HV Capital, and — bringing its total raised to date to $25M+. The European startup’s flagship claim for the data-ingesting bot-builder platform is it’s capable of automating up to 80% of customer s

Cheap Garmin deal: save over £100 off the powerful Fenix 6 right now (but move fast)

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Black Friday is long gone, but this great deal on the Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatch is still available at Amazon.

Microsoft turns down individual tracking in workplace software following outcry

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Microsoft claims the concerns were the result of flawed execution, not flawed intentions.

Soothe sore muscles with a foldable percussive massager on sale

36Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Get the relief you need with a REATHLETE fold percussive massager for $212.49, a $137 savings as of Dec. 3. Will your muscles feel better faster if the percussion massager you bought was on sale? Probably not, but it certainly can't hurt. For a limited time, you can take an extra 15% off this REATHLETE Fold Percussive Massager . All you have to do is enter the code DEC15 at checkout to sna

These wireless earbuds make a great stocking stuffer — and they're less than $35

28Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Grab the HyperSonic DX Noise-Canceling Earbuds for $33.99 with the promo code DEC15, a 42% savings as of Dec. 3. Want to upgrade to noise-canceling headphones? They don't have to break the bank. Take the HyperSonic DX Noise-Canceling Earbuds , for example, which are on sale for over 40% off. This pair is designed with noise-isolating technology, which blocks out ambient sound. (This isn't

This robot toy is basically an IRL Transformer — and it's on sale

32Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Learn the basics of robotics with the Robosen T9 Programmable Robot , on sale for $339.99 as of Dec. 3. Robots are getting cooler by the day. There's a robot powered by alcohol that can carry objects twice its weight, a robotic dog that helps healthcare workers talk to coronavirus patients , and one that can help you complete your house chores . And this one makes a great gift. The Robosen

Don't have a good office chair yet? Here's one on sale.

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Be comfortable while working from home with a Yaasa ergonomic office chair for $305.99, a 15% savings as of Dec. 3. You've probably already discovered this by now, but working at a makeshift home desk is not feasible for long periods of time. You need an actual office chair. This Yaasa Ergonomic Chair is designed to keep you supported, comfortable, and mobile while you work. The five wheel

How robot tentacles may capture our floating space trash

500+Mashable / 12h
It could be one small step for space junk, one giant leap for commercial space operations. The European Space Agency signed an €86 million contract with a team led by Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA in November, talking to reporters on Tuesday about what could be the first space mission to remove an item of debris from orbit , and one that could potentially push the commercial space trash removal ma

Uber to possibly sell its flying taxi division

Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Going green? Stop streaming 4K videos on your phone, warn experts

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Reduce your stream's resolution, and you'll cut carbon emissions too, say the UK's Royal Society.

Klipsch unleashes new Dolby Atmos soundbars – and they work with 8K TVs

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The 8K-ready Dolby Atmos soundbars sound mighty impressive.

Apple gives older iPhones the gift of FaceTime HD

62Mashable / 12h
In October, Apple launched FaceTime HD on its iPhone 12 line of products, meaning users could make video calls in 1080p resolution (though only when connected to Wi-Fi or a 5G network). This was a welcome feature, though it was slightly odd that earlier iPhones — especially those that have 12-megapixel front cameras — were not given the feature. Now, MacMagazine has found out that iPhone 8 and up

This super soft robot hand is helping researchers study bioluminescent 'sea unicorns'

Mashable / 12h
Pyrosomes are free floating sea creatures that produce bioluminesce. They are also incredibly delicate, making them difficult to examine. Scientists at the Wyss Institute, in collaboration with marine biologists, have created a human-operated soft robot hand that safely extracted pyrosomes from the water and back to their labs fully intact. During their studies they discovered a specific gene tha

DJI’s cinematic FPV drone leaks in photos

1KEngadget / 12h
DJI looks like it’s about to release a cinematic FPV drone to go with its FPV Goggles , judging by a leak from Twitter and Weibo , as seen by The Verge . If the pictures are real, it would be called the DJI FPV and feature three-bladed props, a hump with a frosted c