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Report: Oscar Isaac Is the Metal Gear Solid Movie's Solid Snake

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Kept you waiting, huh?

China Just Powered Up Its “Artificial Sun” Fusion Reactor

19KFuturism / 6h
Artificial Sun China has successfully powered up its “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, according to Agence France Presse . The reactor, which is the country’s largest, could one day generate power without running the risk of a nuclear meltdown — or emitting greenhouse gases — by fusing atoms together rather than breaking them apart. The technical challenges, though, are

The best Boxing Day and January sales 2020: what we expect to see

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Now it's New Year's Day, we've managed to rustle up some great January sales and deals from Amazon, Currys, John Lewis and more.

The 10 Best Deals of December 4, 2020

Gizmodo / 4min
Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Register for next week’s Future of Travel webinar on loyalty and wellbeing with Hyatt

The Points Guy / 8min
Register now The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact around the globe, and while much attention has been devoted to the economic fallout, wellbeing is arguably just as important. But how is this related to travel and loyalty programs? Well, you have a chance to learn the answer to that question on our next Future of Travel webinar, part of Hotels & Destinations Week at the 202

Satechi’s magnetic iPhone 12 charger beats Apple MagSafe in 2 ways

SlashGear / 11min
Apple’s MagSafe for iPhone system can be a whole lot more convenient for charging than plugging in a Lightning cable, but Satechi may in some ways have just bested the official MagSafe adapter. As with previous iPhone accessories, Apple’s plan is to license out MagSafe to third-parties so that they can fill out the ecosystem. In some cases, that means … Continue reading

How Much Money Can You Make on Twitch?

20Lifehacker / 15min
Streaming videos on Twitch can earn you some pocket money, but making it a full-time job isn’t easy. You’ll probably need around 1,000 loyal subscribers before you’ll want to quit your day job. Read more...

Alaska May Be Hiding a Huge Volcanic System

Gizmodo / 16min
As if we needed more upsetting right news right now, geologists have reason to suspect that a cluster of Alaskan islands is actually part of an interconnected volcanic system of the same kind seen at Yellowstone National Park. Read more...

Did Etihad Guest Quietly Increase Award Costs?

One Mile at a Time / 16min
For now I’ll pose this as a question, since the program’s lack of transparency makes it hard to figure out what’s going on. Etihad Guest’s approach to award pricing Etihad Guest doesn’t publish an award chart for travel on its own flights, but rather has an award calculator . When you look up award costs, you’ll see a warning that states the following: The mileage values displayed are indicative

Old smartphone as external data storage – How, Why, and Why not

SlashGear / 18min
So you’re in need of a bit of data storage, and you’ve got a drawer full of old phones. This was the situation I found myself in this past week – and I had questions. Today I’d like to share with you what I’d learned, what I think you might want to try, and which bits and pieces of this … Continue reading

United hits major milestone in Polaris retrofit program

The Points Guy / 22min
There’s some great news the next time you take to the friendly skies. Despite the pandemic, United has hit a big milestone in the Polaris business-class retrofit program. All international Boeing 777-200s currently in operation now feature the airline’s new business-class and premium economy product, as confirmed by a carrier spokesperson to TPG. If you’re flying the 777-200, you’ll no longer nee

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

20Mashable / 24min
Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna are the first to complete phase 3 clinical testing for a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. Mashable's Rebecca Sohn breaks down what needs to happen next before we finally get a vaccine. Read the full story here . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Vaccine , Pfizer , Vaccination , and Coronavirus

Lidar startup goes public, makes founder a billionaire

Ars Technica / 29min
Enlarge / Luminar CEO Austin Russell. (credit: Luminar) Luminar founder Austin Russell has become one of the youngest self-made billionaires after the lidar maker debuted on public markets on Thursday. Russell, 25, was just 17 when he founded Luminar in 2012. Shares of Luminar rose above $30 a share on Friday, a massive 43 percent gain for the day on top of big gains on Thursday. Luminar has emer

Smile for your COVID-19 vaccine – research says it’ll hurt less

SlashGear / 33min
A new study from the University of California – Irvine has found that smiling and grimacing can help ease the pain of a vaccine — assuming you sincerely mean the facial expression, that is. The news comes amid the current flu vaccination season and just ahead of the planned COVID-19 vaccine, which will require two doses to be effective. Though … Continue reading

How to Survive a Landslide

32Lifehacker / 37min
Winter is coming, and in Western states it’s not just bringing snow, skiing, and hot toddies. Some Left Coasters are bracing for terrifying mudslides that could carry away or crush buildings, vehicles, and people. Read more...

Google brings tab search to Chromebooks with Chrome OS 87

36Engadget / 37min
Google is rolling out Chrome OS 87, which includes the recently revealed tab search feature . You can access that from the circular button in the top-right corner or by pressing Ctrl-Shift-A, as 9to5 Google notes. It's a useful function that will help you find a specific tab across all of your open windows. Tab search will arrive on the desktop Chrome browser later. Once you’ve updated your Chrom

Rusty but intact: Nazi Enigma cipher machine found in Baltic Sea

78Ars Technica / 44min
Enlarge / The Enigma cipher machine found in the Baltic Sea is lying on a table in front of the archaeological office of Schleswig-Holstein. After its discovery, the machine was handed over to the office by research diver Huber. Photo: Axel Heimken/dpa (Photo by Axel Heimken/picture alliance via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Divers scouring the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have st

Building the world’s largest bug bounty platform

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 44min
A Q&A with Alex Rice, CTO at the hacker-powered security platform HackerOne.

California COVID-19 crackdown: Shelter-in-place orders, quarantines and more

The Points Guy / 50min
California is dealing with a major resurgence of coronavirus cases that is overwhelming its emergency rooms. California Governor Gavin Newsom has now issued the authorization for local governments to issue stay-at-home orders that match the strictest shutdowns back in March. Some counties have gone so far as to require quarantines for anyone coming from more than 150 miles away. Here’s everything

Fernet and Irish Cream Need to Be Together

28Lifehacker / 51min
Beyond ethanol, Irish Cream and Fernet do not have a ton in common. One is candy-sweet, creamy, and appealing to palates of all ages; the other is bitter and herbaceous, with a taste most would describe as “acquired.” But their seemingly conflicting natures is what makes them such great partners. When combined, the… Read more...

Use These Retro MS Paint-Inspired Backgrounds for Your Next Virtual Meeting

62Gizmodo / 52min
Microsoft recently dropped a new collection of MS Paint-themed virtual backgrounds on the Xbox Gear store that you can use in Microsoft Teams, Skype, or any other video conferencing app. They’re perfect complements to any garish garb you’re planning to don for (virtual) holiday parties this year. Read more...

Amazon’s free news app on Fire TV now features local stations

39Engadget / 55min
Amazon is adding local coverage to its Fire TV news app . Starting today, Fire TV users can access live and on-demand news from local channels based in 12 cities across the US — New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Tampa, Boston, San Francisco and of course Seattle. Amazon’s news app comes pre-installed on all Fire TV streaming devices and smart TVs sold

All-new Windows 10 malware is excellent at evading detection

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 58min
Kaspersky has discovered a new malware strain from the DeathStalker group that can be used to create backdoors in Windows PCs.

What does present buying behavior mean for the future of e-commerce?

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 58min
E-commerce has propped up the retail sector during the pandemic.

All the Clothing You Need To Keep Toasty in Freezing Winter Weather

24Lifehacker / 1h
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, born in January to Russian immigrants. All this is to say that I know cold weather. I actually like cold weather, can you believe that? When my then-girlfriend, now wife, agreed to move out here, she did so only after I promised her a heated jacket and all the warm clothing money… Read more...

What Is Deadnaming, and How to Avoid It

43Lifehacker / 1h
Earlier this week, Elliot Page posted a statement on Twitter introducing himself as transgender . In the same sentence, he told us his name and preferred pronouns (he/they). And yet, within minutes, many across both social media and traditional news outlets broke and discussed the news using his deadname and former… Read more...

How to Move Google Authenticator to a New iPhone

39Lifehacker / 1h
Finally, Google has updated its useful Authenticator app on iOS to allow users to export their myriad of tokens and import them on another iPhone directly within the app. This has been my biggest hitch about using Google Authenticator, as it meant that you were in for a world of annoyance when upgrading or switching… Read more...

Bose Sport Open Earbuds appear in FCC photos with unique design

SlashGear / 1h
Bose hasn’t officially announced its upcoming Sport Open Earbuds model, but we know the product is inbound due to newly published FCC documents, one of which includes several photos of the earbuds and their companion charger. The Sport Open Earbuds’ FCC debut indicates that we’ll see an official launch from Bose in the near future. True wireless earbuds are great … Continue reading

YouTube Kindly Requests You Not Be So Terrible in the Comments

Gizmodo / 1h
Are you sure you need to post that?

The Mandalorian's Latest Episode Will Have Fans Talking for a Long Time

32Gizmodo / 1h
“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” “I am your father.” “So be it. Jedi.” Star Wars is filled with moments that have become part of our lives, and have elevated the franchise to the heights of popularity it enjoys today. Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian had several of those—incredible, unforgettable moments… Read more...

NASA Will Pay This Startup $1 to Collect Moon Dust. Wait, What?

32Futurism / 1h
Low Balling NASA just cut deals with four startups to buy the Moon dust they plan to harvest during upcoming missions, and the space agency is paying top dollar. In fact, it’s paying one of the startups just one single dollar — an eyebrow-raisingly low price in the realm of space travel, where missions can easily run up billion-dollar tabs. The one-dollar contract is going to a startup called the

What Will It Feel Like to Get a COVID Vaccine?

80Lifehacker / 1h
Every vaccine has its side effects, but most are mild and/or rare. If you’ve ever had a sore arm after a flu shot , or even a mild headache or fever, you’ve experienced these. The upcoming coronavirus vaccines will have side effects, too, and they might be a little more severe. That’s not necessarily a bad thing,… Read more...

NASA is about to have double Dragons at its space station

42Ars Technica / 1h
Close-up of the new Cargo Dragon and Trunk. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] NASA and SpaceX are making final preparations for a cargo mission that will carry nearly three metric tons of supplies to the International Space Station. This "CRS-21" mission is the 21st cargo supply mission that SpaceX will launch for NASA overall. But it is the first under a new supply contract that runs through 2024, and

A 1,000-foot-wide telescope collapsed in Puerto Rico

Mashable / 1h
A massive telescope collapse at the legendary Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was recently captured on camera. Read more of Mashable's coverage of the collapse here . Read more... More about Mashable Video , Puerto Rico , National Science Foundation , Telescope , and Observatory

12 Things I Love About The Southwest Airlines Companion Pass

20View from the Wing / 1h
The Southwest Airlines Companion Pass is arguably the best deal in all of travel. After earning 125,000 eligible points from qualifying sources in a normal calendar year you can bring a companion along on your Southwest Airlines travels usually for just taxes. The three Southwest Airlines personal credit cards all have offers to earn 80,000 Rapid Rewards points as an initial bonus, the most they'

Moderna puts US at top of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

SlashGear / 1h
Moderna has revealed more COVID-19 vaccine production details, outlining the ramp-up of its drug as we head into early 2021. The vaccine candidate, which the FDA will hold a public Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting on later this month, is currently being considered for emergency use authorization as the pandemic toll continues to rise. Moderna’s drug, mRNA-1273,

Fitbit will replace some Sense smartwatches due to ECG problem

29Engadget / 1h
Fitbit is replacing several hundred units of its Sense smartwatch due to an issue with the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature. As first spotted in Fitbit's forums by The Verge , some affected users said the company proactively contacted them about a replacement. “We have found an issue in a very limited subset of our initial Fitbit Sense shipments – a few hundred devices globally – that could cause

How Are You Feeling About the Vaccines?

Gizmodo / 1h
The past few weeks have brought a flurry of news about covid-19 vaccines, and it’s enough to make anyone feel both optimistic and confused. Read more...

3 ways the pandemic is transforming tech spending

100TechCrunch / 2h
Eric Tan Contributor Eric Tan is Senior Vice President of IT and Business Services Coupa , a leader in business spend management and a former Battery portfolio company. Scott Goering Contributor Scott Goering is VP of Business Development at Battery Ventures . Ever since the pandemic hit the U.S. in full force last March, the B2B tech community keeps asking the same questions: Are businesses spen

Hyatt Introduces “Office For The Day” Rates (Great For Earning Status)

25One Mile at a Time / 2h
Over the summer, Hyatt introduced the “Work from Hyatt” concept , offering special rates and private workspaces for those who want to stay at a Hyatt for at least seven nights. Now Hyatt has introduced another rate concept , which many may like, especially given that this opens up the ability to affordably earn status. Hyatt’s new “Office for the Day” rates Through May 31, 2021, more than 400 Hya

The Best Mesh Router with Wi-Fi 6 Is Very Affordable

Gizmodo / 2h
This past year, I’ve done nothing but complain about the internet. I started paying for gigabit speeds in an attempt to kickstart my life after the pandemic brought everything crashing down, but my current wifi setup is barely capable, and I’m starting to feel like my whole house is a dead zone. Read more...

How the US, UK and China are planning to roll out vaccines

86MIT Technology Review / 2h
The vaccines are coming. The UK became the first country in the West to approve a covid-19 vaccine for emergency use on December 2, specifically the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, which has completed Phase 3 trials. But the US, EU, and many other countries are expected to follow suit in the following days and weeks. The imminent arrival of vaccines not only means that countries face a huge logistic

HBO Max no longer offers one-week free trials

100+Engadget / 2h
If you had hoped to see Wonder Woman 1984 for free by signing up for an HBO Max trial, you’ll need to make alternate plans. As of this week, the streaming service is no longer offering a free one-week signup period to new subscribers. The development comes three weeks before Wonder Woman 1984’s December 25th release. WarnerMedia, which operates HBO Max for parent AT&T, told CNET that it's merely

Samsung finally starts its Android 11 rollout, three months after release

36Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Android 11 with Samsung's One UI skin. (credit: Samsung) Android 11 came out about three months ago , and that means it's finally time for Samsung to get its act together and start shipping the OS out. Samsung announced on its company blog that the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra would all start getting Android 11 right now, provided you're in "Korea, the US, and most markets in Europe.

DoorDash Is Looking To Raise Over $3 Billion In Its IPO

24Gizmodo / 2h
DoorDash—everyone’s favorite ( albeit exploitative ) food delivery service—is apparently hoping to raise a whopping $3.1 billion dollars as part of its initial public offering, per a regulatory doc the company filed with the SEC on Friday. 33 million shares priced between $90 and $95 dollars each are expected to hit the… Read more...

Zephr raises $8M to help news publishers grow subscription revenue

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Zephr has raised $8 million in a new funding round led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (owned by media giant Bertelsmann). The London-headquarted startup’s customers already include publishers like McClatchy, News Corp Australia, Dennis Publishing and PEI Media. CEO James Henderson told me via email that rather than creating “a monolithic product that tries to do a bit of everything,” Ze

Marriott is giving $100 gifts to its top members — here’s how to spend yours

The Points Guy / 2h
Earlier this week, we saw American Airlines give out some disappointing holiday gifts to all of its members. Now, it’s Marriott’s turn to play Santa. On Friday morning, Dec. 4, Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite members — travelers who stay 100 nights a year and spend $20,000 with the brand — received $100 to be used at the Bonvoy Boutiques. The Points Guy founder Brian Kelly was among those who fo

These gadgets are still available at Cyber Monday prices

20Engadget / 2h
Cyber Monday rounds out the biggest shopping weekend of the year. That means you still have today to finish your holiday shopping and score some innovative gadgets that are on sale. We've rounded up seven incredible deals that make fantastic presents — for yourself or someone else — and are an extra 20% off with coupon code CMSAVE20. 1. UVLyzer UV-C Mobile Sanitizing Sticker StackCommerce MSRP: $

Revel pulls electric mopeds after failing to make a dent in Austin’s car culture

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Shared electric moped startup Revel said Friday that it will shut down its service in Austin later this month. The startup’s CEO and co-founder Frank Reig didn’t place the entire blame on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused ridership to fall across shared micromobility services as well as public transit, for the company’s decision. Instead, Reig cited the combination of Austin’s “deep-rooted”

If only these stone-shaped hotel room renderings were real — Future Blink

Mashable / 2h
Two architects created design renderings for a fictional hotel comprised of stone-shaped houses. Read more... More about Design , Mashable Video , Architecture , Hotel , and Hotel Tech

Trust in Covid Vaccines Grows, Planning Begins, and More News

76Wired / 2h
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Prevent Microwave Messes With a Wet Paper Towel

66Lifehacker / 2h
If your microwaved leftovers are popping and splashing throughout the reheating process, creating a holy hell of a mess like the one pictured above, it means you have skipped a key step. What you need, of course, is a wet paper towel. Read more...

My PS5 and Xbox Series X restock strategy – Tips to beat the bots

SlashGear / 2h
It goes without saying that the stock situation for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 has been pretty dire. Not only is stock very limited thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but when new consoles are listed, they sell out almost immediately. While that makes it very difficult to secure a console of your own, it isn’t totally impossible, … Continue reading

The Sharpest-Ever Image of a Sunspot Looks Like a Portal to Hell

1KFuturism / 2h
The US National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, the largest solar observatory in the world, just released its first-ever image of a sunspot. The image, taken in January 2020, is the sharpest image of a sunspot in history — and it looks absolutely terrifying. “The sunspot image achieves a spatial resolution about 2.5 times higher than ever previously achieved, showing magnet

Oscar Isaac will play Solid Snake in a 'Metal Gear Solid' movie

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500+Engadget / 2h
Some day in the future, you might very well see Oscar Isaac sneaking around in a cardboard box. The Star Wars actor is attached to play Solid Snake in a Metal Gear Solid movie. Jordan Vogt-Roberts ( Kong: Skull Island and The Kings of Summer ) is slated to direct the Sony Pictures film. Derek Connolly, who co-wrote Pokémon Detective Pikachu and Jurassic World , penned the script . There have been

Delta, KLM team up to offer COVID- and quarantine-free flights to Amsterdam

The Points Guy / 2h
Until there’s a readily available vaccine, airlines have been hard at work at opening COVID-free travel corridors. The latest example comes Friday morning from Delta and KLM. The carriers announced that they’re working together to trial a three-week COVID-tested flight schedule to Amsterdam. The joint-venture partners will begin the trial on Dec. 15. It will be offered on four out of the 26 combi

China Is Rolling Out an Enormous “Weather Modification” System

2KFuturism / 2h
Cloud Cover This week, the Chinese government announced that it plans to drastically increase its use of technology that artificially changes the weather. Cloud seeding technology, or systems that can blasts silver molecules into the sky to prompt condensation and cloud formation, has been around for decades, and China makes frequent use of it. But now, CNN reports that China wants to increase th

Metal Gear Solid movie casts Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake

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SlashGear / 2h
The upcoming movie adaptation of the Hideo Kojima video game Metal Gear Solid has its Solid Snake. A report this morning suggests that Oscar Isaac is attached to play the lead role, in the latest win in a whirlwind of wins for the actor. Reports suggest that the Metal Gear Solid film had Jay Basu and Derek Connolly attached as … Continue reading

Lawmakers want expanded telehealth coverage to last beyond the pandemic

79Engadget / 2h
A bipartisan group of 49 lawmakers led by Senator Brian Schatz says the current state of expanded access and coverage to telehealth services should be the norm going forward. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as their minority counterparts, the group says any end of year legislation Congress undertakes should include provisions that exte

Monkeys See Things That Aren't There With Artificial Vision Brain Implant

52Gizmodo / 2h
Using brain implants, scientists have triggered the perception of shapes in the visual field of monkeys. Sounds spooky, but the technology could enable artificial eyesight in people with severe visual impairments. Read more...

There's a Lot Going On in Space This Month

98Lifehacker / 2h
This year has taken most of the good things away from us. We’ve been forced indoors, secluded from friends, family and the routine comforts of life. With existence reduced to a monotonous slog, you may have trouble finding things to get excited about—but nature can always help change that. Take the month of December,… Read more...

Metal Gear Solid movie will star Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake

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43TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Star Wars and Dune star Oscar Isaac will star as Solid Snake in the Sony Pictures adaptation of the game Metal Gear Solid.

PrimaHealth Credit offers a buy-now, pay-later lending service for elective procedures

200+TechCrunch / 3h
The Newport Beach, Calif.-based healthcare lending service PrimaHealth Credit is now pitching point-of-sale lending services for elective medical procedures. Taking the kinds of financial lending services that have been popularized by companies like Klarna and Affirm, PrimaHealth Credit is bringing them into elective surgical space for things like cataract surgery, orthodontic work, dental care,

Holiday Shopping on a Budget? No Problem. Spend $50 or Less on Gadgets and Gaming Gifts That Don’t Suck

48Lifehacker / 3h
Gadgets are often a great holiday gift idea, but you don’t have to spend a bundle to give someone a great present. For $50 or less, for example, you can snag a great pair of true wireless earbuds or even a tablet, wellness accessories like a fitness band or smart scale, or home aids like color-changing smart light… Read more...

HBO Max deal: Get a 6-month subscription for over 20% off

36Mashable / 3h
SAVE $19.95: As of Dec. 4, sign up for HBO Max and prepay your six-month subscription for only $69.99. It's that time of year when all we want to do is snuggle up and watch movies. Bonus points if it's a heartwarming holiday movie that will incite happy crying (we deserve it after the year we've had, okay?). Since most of us can't shed happy tears in theaters right now, the next best option is to

The best 11 tweets of the week, including 'The Office,' an egg, and a Super Bowl poem

39Mashable / 3h
I'm not sure what else to say but: Another week down. We made it through the malaise of the post-Thanksgiving work week. That's a small victory and we've got to take what we can get. Anyway, I collected 11 good tweet from this week for you too enjoy. Why? I mean, we do this every week and hopefully someone out there gets a few laughs. So, here they are, the 11 best tweets of the week. 1. Don't fa

Wacom VR Pen revealed for cross-reality stylus action

SlashGear / 3h
The Wacom VR Pen was revealed here at the tail end of 2020 with creative intent. This piece of equipment was created to work in a virtual reality environment, but also works on 2D surfaces, as it’s made with much of the same tech as an otherwise non-VR Wacom stylus. This pen works with its own “independent tracking system that … Continue reading

Mitigating rising vulnerabilities in industrial control systems

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Here's how to prevent their ICS being taken over by threat actors.

Earn A Bonus For Funding Your United TravelBank

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
United Airlines is offering a bonus when you pay now for future travel, but is it worth it? This is the third time that United is offering a promotion on funding your TravelBank since the start of the pandemic. United Airlines’ 10% bonus TravelBank promo United Airlines is offering up to a 10% bonus when you add funds to your TravelBank account. For those of you not familiar with TravelBank, this

Why ‘Wonder Woman’ at Home Matters

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
The Netflix model is winning, and the entertainment industry may be changed forever.

Toyota pledges fix after RAV4 Prime screws up infamous “Moose Test”

SlashGear / 3h
Toyota will update its new RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid, known as the 2021 RAV4 Prime in the US, boosting the PHEV SUV’s stability after worryingly poor results in the “moose test” skid challenge. The evasive maneuver test – which sees vehicles rapidly steer around a suddenly-appearing obstacle – has become infamous for highlighting unstable cars and trucks over the decades, but … Continue reading

What's New on HBO Max in December 2020

86Lifehacker / 3h
When Warner Bros. announced that Wonder Woman 1984 would forgo an exclusive theatrical engagement this winter and premier on the streaming service HBO Max even as it played in the handful of theaters that haven’t been shuttered by the raging pandemic , it marked some sort of turning point. After this, going to the… Read more...

“Demand will probably exceed supply”: Nvidia explains RTX 30 shortages

20Ars Technica / 3h
The RTX 3070. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] Speaking at the Credit Suisse digital financial services conference, Nvidia Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress addressed and partially explained the recent shortages of the company's new RTX 30-series graphics cards like the GeForce RTX 3080 and 3070 . She confirmed that wafer shortages at chip supplier Samsung Foundry are a factor, as many have speculat

Cameo: Celebrity video app boss says age of A-lister is over

100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The founder of a site where fans pay for celebrity messages says stars now attract niche followings.

Farne Island seal pup census carried out by drone

BBC News - Technology / 3h
The drone pilot says his pictures suggest it is "going to be an amazing year for the seal pups".

Christmas deals at Amazon: iPads, Instant Pot, smartwatches, robot vacuums, and more

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Score Christmas deals at Amazon, including huge savings on iPad, smartwatches, the Instant Pot, robot vacuums, and more.

Lab-Grown Chicken Sandwich Tastes Like Real Thing, Says Person Who Ate It

32Futurism / 3h
Lab-To-Table In Israel, a new half-lab-half-restaurant called the Chicken is the first in the world to offer lab-grown meat to diners. The restaurant, which gives out cultured chicken burgers for free — the texture of chicken breast is difficult to mimic — seems to have nailed the flavor and texture of the fried chicken sandwich, according to The Guardian correspondent Oliver Holmes , who tested

PAX plans a return to in-person events in 2021

61Engadget / 3h
PAX events could return in their regular in-person format next year. Dates have been set for the 2021 installments of PAX East, West and Unplugged. As things stand, PAX East is scheduled to run June 3rd-6th in Boston. The gaming expo typically takes place in March or April, so it seems organizers have their fingers crossed the COVID-19 pandemic will be under control by June. Setting PAX East for

Mandalorian S2E6 – Let’s talk about Boba Fett’s armor

SlashGear / 3h
Today we’re taking a look at the most important bits of the latest episode of The Mandalorian. The Disney+ show released Season 2, Episode 6 on December 4, 2020, with the potential to deliver some massively important plot points. As it turned out, nothing that happened in the show mattered NEARLY as much as what we learned about Boba Fett’s … Continue reading

Marriott Sends Ambassador Members A Gift

30One Mile at a Time / 3h
Marriott’s top tier Ambassador status requires earning 100 elite nights per year, all while spending $20,000. It’s the only Marriott elite tier that has a revenue requirement. Well, Marriott has seemingly just sent out a gift to Ambassador members. Gift cards for Marriott Ambassador members US-based Marriott Ambassador members should be receiving an email with some sort of a gift. It appears that

Grado GT220 review: Stellar sounding wireless earbuds that cover the basics

24Engadget / 3h
Grado has been making headphones for decades, but the family-owned company was late to the wireless game. Admittedly, it waited until it felt the technology met its lofty standards for audio performance. Grado debuted its first wireless headphones in 2019, keeping its open-back roots intact while offering the convenience of cutting the cord. True wireless is all the rage now, and once again the c

Please Refresh Your Browser So Websites Actually Work

49Gizmodo / 3h
Spring is traditionally the time to purge your life of unwanted and unused junk. But 2020 has been a spectacularly disastrous year, so better to start 2021 off with a clean slate rather than wait until the seasons change. There’s a lot of bad-vibes and general nastiness from 2020 that we can do without, and I bet some… Read more...

The TSA’s secret program to spy on you past security is under fire

The Points Guy / 3h
On Nov. 25, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a critical report about the TSA’s “Quiet Skies” Program and, speaking candidly, the TSA’s mismanagement of it. Back in 2018, the Boston Globe revealed the existence of the Quiet Skies program designed to have air marshals track suspicious passengers (including American citizens) and observe their be

11 Streaming Holiday Films Starring People of Color

200+Lifehacker / 3h
While there’s still a long way to go towards broader representation in mainstream media, there are still great tales—both old and new—that tell holiday stories starring people of color. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey combines a genius toy maker with adventures in Black girl magic; the heartfelt holiday comedy … Read more...

All-out war breaks out in San Francisco’s Chinatown in Warrior S2 finale

24Ars Technica / 3h
Andrew Koji returns as Ah Sahm, a Chinese martial arts expert embroiled in the Tong Wars and other conflicts in 19th-century San Francisco in Warrior , now airing on Cinemax. Martial arts period drama Warrior , inspired by the writings of Bruce Lee, wraps up its second season tonight on Cinemax as all-out war breaks out between the Chinese tongs and the Irish mob in 19th-century San Francisco's C

How to Disable Google Analytics in the Nintendo Switch eShop

46How-To Geek / 3h
Following system update 11.0.0, Nintendo includes an option in the Switch eShop to disable sharing of data with Google Analytics in regions other than Europe and Australia. Although it is not yet clear if this represents a serious privacy issue, some users might prefer to disable it. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Where was this incredible iPhone 12 deal on Black Friday? By far the best around

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Mobile Phones Direct just dropped this iPhone 12 deal from nowhere - unlimited data, £37 a month, £99 upfront

Saturn and Jupiter Will Align on December 21 as 'Christmas Star'

100+How-To Geek / 4h
Saturn and Jupiter, the two largest planets in our solar system, are about to align in a way that we haven’t seen since the Middle Ages. On December 21, the beginning of the winter solstice, the two planets will align in such a way that they’ll look like a double planet to anyone anywhere on Earth. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Razer is making gaming PCs for some reason, and they can come with up to an Nvidia RTX 3080

Razer Tomahawk Desktop•
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The Tomahawk Gaming PC is finally available to pre-order following its CES debut.

Nearly 30% of FEMA Employees Say They’ve Experienced Workplace Harassment

Gizmodo / 4h
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has an internal emergency to manage. Nearly a third of its employees said they’ve experienced sexual and/or racial harassment at work, a survey released Wednesday shows. Read more...

PSA: Packages from NewEgg, Nike, and More Might Be Delayed by UPS

97How-To Geek / 4h
You may want to be careful about which companies you order presents from this holiday season. According to the Wall Street Journal, UPS told its drivers to stop picking up packages from six retailers, including Nike and NewEgg. The companies in question seem to have hit the shipping company’s max capacity limits, which in turn could lead to delayed orders. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Why Slack and Salesforce execs think they’re better together

200+TechCrunch / 4h
When Salesforce bought Slack earlier this week for $27.7 billion , it was in some ways the end of a startup fairytale. Slack was the living embodiment of the Silicon Valley startup success fantasy. It started as a pivot from a game company, of all things. It raised $1.4 billion, went from zero to a $7 billion valuation to IPO , checking off every box on the startup founder’s wish list. Then quite

[Roundup] An Eastern Airlines Plane Crashed In 1972. People Still Report Ghosts Showing Up On Planes

View from the Wing / 4h
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 ...

Teddy Roosevelt Is Basically a Fantasy Character

92Wired / 4h
Erin Lindsey's Rose Gallagher books give America's 26th president the paranormal cowboy stories he deserves.

Use This IRS Security Tool to Protect Yourself From Refund Fraud

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Tax fraud has been a persistent security issue for years and it’s not letting up. In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service identified $2.3 billion in fraudulent schemes, and the agency’s prioritization of processing returns quickly can make it difficult to catch bad actors in the process. This week, the IRS announced the… Read more...

Rich or famous? You may be able to skip the UK quarantine

The Points Guy / 4h
Just last week, the U.K. came out of a second national lockdown. The British government isn’t making any changes to its travel corridors list in its weekly update, but it did add a controversial new twist. British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps took to Twitter to announce the news on Thursday Dec 3, and it has created quite a stir. “High-value business” travelers will be exempt from the quarant

Apple reveals its plan to make the App Store better for SMBs

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New small business program offers a commission rate of just 15% for all App Store developers that earn less than $1 million a year.

These Are the Ages When Alcohol Is Most Dangerous to the Brain, Researchers Say

55Gizmodo / 4h
Alcohol has many well-known negative effects on our health, but a new paper this week highlights what are likely the most harmful periods during a lifetime to have alcohol in your system, at least when it comes to our brains. Read more...

Apple's new MacBook Pro (hi, M1 chip) is back on sale at its Cyber Monday price

68Mashable / 4h
SAVE $100: The 256GB configuration of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (featuring Apple's in-house M1 chip) usually sells for $1,299, but as of Dec. 4, Amazon's brought it back down to its Cyber Monday pricing of $1,199. Retailers stretched Black Friday throughout all of November (and even a little bit of October ), so it's only fair that Cyber Monday gets a prolonged residency, too. We've seen tons o

Flexible color ePaper displays could soon adorn your clothes

64Engadget / 4h
Whenever the runways of Paris, London, Milan and New York open back up, designers might be showing off looks adorned with flexible color ePaper displays. E Ink has teamed up with Plastic Logic to make the first such panels based on its Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP) tech . The glass-free organic Thin Film Transistor (oTFT) displays are lightweight and ultra low-power. E Ink claims they're more dura

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Turned Its Vegas Tunnel Into a “Rave”

400+Futurism / 4h
Tunnel Rave Elon Musk’s Boring Company clearly had a lot of fun decorating its Las Vegas tunnel. A video uploaded to the company’s Twitter shows the entire Las Vegas Convention Center Loop terminal lit up in gaudy RGB lighting, pulsating in waves of rainbow colors like an overpriced trophy gaming PC. The video also shows off a powerful sound system, pumping out EDM to go with the flashing lights.

Philips Hue's Play Gradient Ain't Cheap, But It's the Lightstrip Your TV Deserves

Gizmodo / 4h
With the idea of going to a good ‘ole movie theater seeming like a bigger and bigger pipe dream every day, I’ve spent a lot of time this year thinking about how to upgrade my TV and movie-watching experience. Right now, watching TV is one of the few reliable methods of stress relief a lot of people have, so any way to… Read more...

'The Mandalorian' Chapter 14 is an emotional rollercoaster

20Mashable / 4h
For a show that often thrives on filler, The Mandalorian sure got to the point this week. Chapter 14, "The Tragedy," picks up right after its predecessor, with Din and Grogu (just a couple of people with names!) on their way to the Jedi temple ruins of Tython. Before they arrive, they share some adorable bonding moments in the cockpit, which in hindsight just feels cruel. Din loves saying Grogu's

The best Cyber Week tech deals you can still get today

53Engadget / 4h
In the past week, we’ve seen a ton of great deals on some of this year’s best gadgets. Black Friday and Cyber Monday didn’t disappoint, with discounts on everything from headphones to SSDs to smartphone gimbals and more. But if you still have some holiday shopping to do, or have yet to find all the gadgets you want for yourself, there’s still some time — and the internet is not devoid of deals ye

Here’s what happens when a bee stings you directly in your eyeball

300+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Avoid getting these near your eyeball. (credit: Getty | Matt Cardy ) There are precious few things that could truly make 2020 worse than it already is. But a rare bee sting right to the eyeball might be one of them. Doctors this week published an image of just such an uncommon ocular impaling. The image, appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine , also included a brief report of

Save $100 and score a bunch of accessories with this GoPro holiday bundle

32Mashable / 4h
Save $100: The GoPro Hero8 holiday bundle is on sale at Best Buy for $299.99 as of Dec. 4. We know your typical adventures may have been on hold this year but that doesn't mean you can't start getting ready for your next one. Whether for you or as a gift to the adrenaline junkie in your life, this GoPro HERO8 holiday bundle has everything that's needed to get the perfect shot. For just under $300

Homeland Security is investigating CBP's warrantless phone tracking

72Engadget / 4h
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching an inspector general investigation into the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s warrantless use of commercially-available phone location data to track individuals. This follows an inquiry in October from a group of Democratic senators led by Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who said in a letter that the CBP had admitted

I’m taking advantage of 2 retention offers. Here’s how I’ll spend 27,500 points

The Points Guy / 4h
At the beginning of 2020, I thought I had my entire credit card strategy figured out for the year. After spending much of 2018 and 2019 building up a diversified points and miles portfolio , I was ready to reap the rewards. I’m talking about business class flights to Tokyo on ANA with American Express Membership Rewards points transferred to Virgin Atlantic , a three-day trip to Nicaragua’s Calal

Friday's Best Deals: Insignia Air Fryer, 48 AAA Batteries, Graco 4Ever DLX Car Seat, PlayStation Plus, Flocked Snow Christmas Tree, Daelman's Stroopwafels, and More

72Gizmodo / 4h
An Insignia Air Fryer and a 48-pack of AAA batteries lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Friday's Best Deals: Insignia Air Fryer, 48 AAA Batteries, Graco 4Ever DLX Car Seat, PlayStation Plus, Flocked Snow Christmas Tree, Daelman's Stroopwafels, and More

72Lifehacker / 4h
An Insignia Air Fryer and a 48-pack of AAA batteries lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

US Official Claims China Is Testing Biologically Enhanced Supersoldiers

2KFuturism / 4h
Rebuild Him John Ratcliffe, the U.S. director of national intelligence, says that China is using CRISPR technology to try and gene-hack members of the military into supersoldiers. It’s a provocative claim, and just one of many topics Ratcliffe breezed through in a Wall Street Journal op-ed he penned to argue that China is the greatest threat to the U.S. and the world. It’s certainly possible that

How to Use the Calendar and Event Scheduling in Outlook 365 for Mac

20How-To Geek / 4h
After its fall 2020 update, Microsoft Outlook 365 for Mac has two additional views for your calendar, an easier way to RSVP, better options for scheduling events, and a handy new status for invitations. Plus, it’s all packed in a more attractive app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Razer's Tiny Tomahawk NUC Desktop PC has a Not-So-Tiny Price

How-To Geek / 4h
Razer has been pushing into all kinds of new niches lately, but before yesterday, it had yet to sell a full standalone desktop PC. Which is weird, given its position as the trend-setter of the PC gaming world. After a few years of making limited case designs, the Tomahawk is Razer’s first top-to-bottom desktop gaming PC. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Pikachu ASMR is the Pokemon chill-out you never knew you needed

SlashGear / 4h
It’s been a hard year for pretty much everyone, but now with promising news about a number of COVID-19 vaccines, it seems that maybe we can finally hope there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Even with that hope, a bunch of us are finishing the year mentally and emotionally exhausted, and we need something to kick back … Continue reading

The Net Is Somehow Both Outdated and Prescient

100+Gizmodo / 4h
The Net , starring a post- Speed Sandra Bullock , was made in 1995, so it’s a given the technology it depicts will look outdated 25 years later. But some of the broader ideas the film pokes into—amid many, many, many scenes of Bullock’s character being chased around by bad guys—are actually surprisingly insightful. Read more...

Tech Tent: Who wants a digital vaccine passport?

100+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Rory Cellan-Jones explores the practical and ethical issues around digital vaccination records.

Revolut lets businesses accept online payments

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Fintech startup Revolut is launching its own acquiring solution . With this move, the company is competing directly with Stripe, Adyen, Braintree or This is an in-house product and not just a fresh coat of paint on an existing solution. As a reminder, Revolut already offers business accounts . It lets you send and receive international payments, and exchange funds in multiple curren

DoorDash amps its IPO range ahead of blockbuster IPO

77TechCrunch / 4h
DoorDash filed a fresh S-1/A , providing the market with a new price range for its impending IPO. The American food delivery unicorn now expects to debut at $90 to $95 per share, up from a previous range of $75 to $85. That’s a bump of 20% on the low end and 12% on the upper end of its IPO range. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch , or get The

PUBG Mobile India: release date, official news and more

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PUBG Mobile India will launch soon. Here’s everything you need to know about its return, release date, download status and updates.

Honda made a guardian angel robot to help kids avoid road accidents

20SlashGear / 5h
Honda has designed a tiny robot to perch on kids’ shoulders and help them avoid road accidents, with the Ropot tapping ADAS tech and ideas from the automaker’s cars. Described as a “traffic safety advice robot” the cute little digital guardian is packed with sensors but relies on simple communication to make children more aware of potential hazards. While truly … Continue reading

Personal data of 243 million Brazilians left open online for months

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More than 243 million Brazilians have had their personal information exposed due to a source code error on the country’s ministry of health website.

The best TV deals this weekend include an 82-inch model for just over $1,000

32Mashable / 5h
The recent Warner Bros. and HBO Max announcement gave all of us weekend plans for the foreseeable future. In light of the pandemic, we've seen a few big movies (like Mulan and Soul ) forego theatrical releases and go straight to streaming. But Warner Bros. making its entire 2021 lineup available on HBO Max is unprecedented. There's only one thing left to do: Upgrade to a big, bad TV that'll make

Pokemon GO get Froakie right now – Greninja in the wings

SlashGear / 5h
This week the first wave of Kalos region Pokemon appeared in Pokemon GO. A special event was announced, and a limited set of Kalos region Pokemon were released with high spawn rates – and that includes Froakie. Froakie has quickly become the most HYPE Pokemon to catch, not least of all because of this monster’s ability to evolve into Frogadier, … Continue reading

Google parts with top AI researcher after blocking paper, faces blowback

85Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Former Google AI Research Scientist Timnit Gebru speaks onstage during Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 at Moscone Center on September 7, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Kimberly White | Getty Images) Google struggled on Thursday to limit the fallout from the departure of a top artificial intelligence researcher after the Internet group blocked the publication of a paper

Nanox shows off its Star Trek-inspired 'biobed' to the world

300+Engadget / 5h
X-rays are taken for granted in the western world, but the World Health Organization believes that close to two-thirds of the global population do not have reliable access to diagnostic imaging. The cost of the equipment alone is prohibitive in many developing countries, as well as the cost of maintaining and powering the hardware, which can run into several million dollars. Nanox claims that its

Google Podcasts lets you add shows using their RSS feeds

37Engadget / 5h
Google Podcasts just became more alluring if you tend to listen to shows that aren’t always available on major podcast networks. 9to5Google reports that Google has added support for subscribing to podcasts using their RSS feeds. You just have to paste the raw address into the Android , iOS and web apps to have access to episodes across your devices. You can add a podcast in the mobile app by tapp

Why Marriott Bonvoy Escapes provide great value in a last-minute world

The Points Guy / 5h
In the time of COVID-19, one thing’s for sure: Planning a trip isn’t easy. Faced with ever-changing restrictions, new guidelines and shifting infection rates, today’s getaway could be tomorrow’s hot spot, or vice versa. It’s for this reason that more leisure travelers than ever are making last-minute travel plans. According to a recent AAA report , 65% of travelers booked a hotel within seven day

The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6 recap: brilliant drama but brutal to watch

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A Jedi trance, unlikely allies and Stormtroopers actually doing their job in The Mandalorian season 2 episode 6.

How to Use NowInStock Notifications to Snag Hard-To-Find Items

72Lifehacker / 5h
If you’ve been trying to find one of this year’s hot holiday gift items, you’ve likely encountered the dreaded “sold out” pages involving dogs wearing antlers . Luckily, online shopping has progressed well beyond the days of parents literally fighting for a Tickle Me Elmo. Read more...

My Experience With The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card

42One Mile at a Time / 5h
Through January 13, 2021, both the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express ® Card ( review ) and Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express ® Card ( review ) are offering incredible limited time welcome bonuses that we’ve never seen before. Among bonus points and other perks, both cards are offering Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status for the 2021 program year. We’ve never seen Platinum Elite

Apple Patent Suggests It's Borrowing Some Vantablack Tricks for Black MacBooks

37Gizmodo / 5h
Before it started making all of its laptops out of aluminum, Apple offered MacBooks with a matte black finish that, so far, has been challenging to reproduce on its all metal computers. But a new patent suggests Apple has come up with a way to give its latest MacBooks a matte black finish using a clever technique that… Read more...

This Is the World’s Biggest Drone

500+Futurism / 5h
Absolute Unit Alabama-based startup Aevum has unveiled a fully autonomous drone designed to release satellite-launching rockets in midair — and it’s an absolute monster. The Ravn X Autonomous Launch Vehicle is a mammoth 80-foot aircraft with a wingspan of 60 feet. The 18 feet tall behemoth weighs in at 55,000 pounds, which makes it the world’s largest Unmanned Aircraft by mass, according to The H

US turns up heat on China's biggest chip-maker

88BBC News - Technology / 5h
The US adds China's biggest computer chip-maker SMIC to a list of "Chinese military companies".

RedMagic Cyberpods might be the strangest looking earbuds yet

SlashGear / 5h
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen basically every major smart device brand in the world release a pair of earbuds. We know exactly where that trend originated – and we know that we’re at the point at which we’re finally starting to reach the point at which we can access high quality earbuds with top-notch features for relatively … Continue reading

This Ring Video Doorbell Pro bundle will help you keep an eye on your home

32Mashable / 5h
SAVE $135: Keep an eye on your home with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro bundle , on sale for only $164.99 as of Dec. 4. As the holidays approach, you're probably ordering *a ton* of packages. With more deliveries coming to your door, get some peace of mind and watch over your home with a video doorbell. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is one of the top options on the market right now, and

6 Christmas Movies You Probably Haven't Seen a Million Times

73Lifehacker / 5h
Elf . It’s a Wonderful Life . The Santa Clause . Home Alone . These are the holiday flicks we turn to, year after year, for seasonal family viewing. But this year especially, we’ve been watching more TV than we’ve ever watched before, so much that, perhaps, we’re getting right sick of the dumb thing. We need something… Read more...

The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror Movies io9 Rewatched in 2020

66Gizmodo / 5h
Twenty-twenty hasn’t been good for much, but it has been given us bountiful free time— time you hopefully used to finally make good on that statement “Oh, I’d love to watch that but I don’t have time.” Well, in 2020 you did. As a result, many of us revisited and once again fell in love with old favorites, or finally… Read more...

Best cheap laptop deals this weekend: Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, and more

36Mashable / 5h
These are the best deals on cheap laptops this weekend (Dec. 4): OUR TOP PICK: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 — save $360 BEST DISPLAY: Asus VivoBook 15 — save $160 BEST CHROMEBOOK DEAL: HP 11.6-inch Chromebook — save $70 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punch to carry you through whatever's on your to-do list, whether it's work,

How to Automatically Revoke Permissions for Unused Android Apps

24How-To Geek / 6h
When you are no longer actively using an app, it’s best to revoke any sensitive permission you may have granted it. Thankfully, on your Android phone or tablet, you don’t have to manually go on about doing that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The best Nintendo Switch bundle is finally back in stock, but you'll need to act fast

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The Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition bundle is back in stock, but it won't stick around for long.

JavaScript, Python, and Java remain most popular languages on GitHub

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Microsoft-based open source language makes a stellar progress in popularity.

Use These Retro MS Paint-Inspired Backgrounds for Your Next Virtual Meeting

62Lifehacker / 6h
Microsoft recently dropped a new collection of MS Paint-themed virtual backgrounds on the Xbox Gear store that you can use in Microsoft Teams, Skype, or any other video conferencing app. They’re perfect complements to any garish garb you’re planning to don for (virtual) holiday parties this year. Read more...

'EVE Online' will finally get a native Mac app early next year

66Engadget / 6h
If you’ve wanted to play EVE Online using a Mac, you’ve had to settle for running the game in a compatibility layer (namely Wine) since 2007 — and it has only become more problematic with macOS Big Sur . That won’t be a problem before long, thankfully. CCP Games has revealed that it’s developing a native macOS client that will both support Big Sur and bring some welcome improvements for the space

Make fresh juice at home with this self-cleaning juicer on sale

20Mashable / 6h
Save $50: The Oster Self-Cleaning Professional Juice extractor is on sale for $79.99 as of Dec. 4, down from its original price of $129.99, at both Amazon and Best Buy . Freshly squeezed juice is typically associated with summer, but the warm season isn't the only time you get to drink a tall glass of cold juice. If you're wanting to make your own juice this winter, whether to feel healthier, cut

If You Bought a Fitbit Sense Recently, You Should Check Your Email

34Gizmodo / 6h
The Fitbit Sense is the company’s most ambitious smartwatch in a long while—in large part because the device was the first Fitbit with FDA-cleared ECGs. However, it appears the company is now contacting some Fitbit Sense owners for replacements, citing an unspecified “hardware issue” that may impact its ECG feature. Read more...

Google Fiber 2 Gig service goes live as US internet gulf widens

SlashGear / 6h
Google Fiber has switched on its fastest service ever, with 2 Gig downloads promising double the speed of the ISP’s already-potent connection. A work-in-progress since Google’s internet provider arm announced it would be testing 2 Gig back in August, the good news is that it’s not extortionately priced. The bad news, though, is that availability is very limited. Google Fiber … Continue reading

Frequent Flyer Miles Are The Only Reason United And American Haven’t Filed Bankruptcy

42View from the Wing / 6h
How important are airline frequent flyer programs? United, Delta, and American Airlines have each mortgaged their frequent flyer programs for between $6.5 billion and $9 billion apiece. Stifel analyst Joe DeNardi says that without the ability to attract this cash, both American Airlines and United Airlines would be in bankruptcy. Speaking on a panel at the Loyalty Summit online conference on Wedn

Apple might give us a hardware surprise in time for Christmas

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Razer’s tiny Tomahawk gaming PC opens pre-orders this month with RTX 3080

Razer Tomahawk Desktop•
SlashGear / 6h
Way back at CES 2020 – so very nearly a year ago – Razer announced the Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, an ultra-small PC that was nonetheless packing a lot of high-end components. At the time, Razer had intended to launch the Tomahawk at some point in the first half of 2020, but as it did with pretty much everything else, it … Continue reading

Enter new markets and embrace a distributed workforce to grow during a pandemic

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Sarah Cole Contributor Sarah Cole is a senior associate in Taylor Wessing 's Silicon Valley office. She advises mostly North American technology and life sciences companies on their investments into the UK and Europe, including on European launches, cross-border M&A, venture capital and other growth company investment work. Mark Barron Contributor Mark Barron is the head of Taylor Wessing 's mark

Mysterious Google Pixel XE shows up in leaked photos

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Leaked images suggest there might be a mystery new Pixel phone in the works, dubbed the Google Pixel XE.

iPhone price cut: the iPhone 11 gets a 50% discount from Verizon

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
This iPhone deal from Verizon includes a $300 price cut on the iPhone 11 when you add a new line.

This Google Pixel 5 deal blows everything else out of the water right now

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Google Pixel 5 deals have come way down in price and out of all of them, this offer from is the best one.

Updates From Spider-Man 3, Hawkeye, and More

59Gizmodo / 6h
Scream 5 promises bucket loads of blood . Rosewell shores up its cast for the next season. The walking dead will continue to be feared as Fear the Walking Dead picks up a seventh season. Plus, a tiny few new details from Superman & Lois , and a new Star Trek: Discovery clip teases just what’s going wrong with Phillipa… Read more...

Stir Your Hot Chocolate With a Peppermint Stick

95Lifehacker / 6h
Whether you make your hot chocolate from cocoa powder, a store-bought mix, or a fancy piece of fancy chocolate, you will—at some point—need to stir it. Most people reach for a spoon, and clever folks reach for a fork, but during the holiday season you should grab a peppermint stick or candy cane. Read more...

Kmart is latest retailer to suffer major ransomware attack

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US retailer Kmart is the latest business to face disruption due to ransomware, with the attack encrypting a number of servers.

Sky will sort your Christmas with its latest TV package deals on Sports and Cinema

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Cinema, Netflix and Sports - oh my! This brand new discount on Sky TV deals will save you a packet on a premium package.

How to Remove Widgets from the Notification Center on Mac

20How-To Geek / 6h
Widgets sit in the bottom half of the Notification Center. While some widgets are quite useful, you might want to get rid of others for a cleaner look. Here’s how to remove widgets from the Notification Center on Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Under Armour made Virgin Galactic these custom spacesuits

SlashGear / 6h
Virgin Galactic has revealed the spacesuits for its private astronaut flights, and you should put bulky moon-suits out of your mind and think more along the lines of athleisure wear. That’s no surprise, mind, given Virgin Galactic partnered with Under Armour – its “Technical Spacewear Partner” – to develop the special spacesuit and matching footwear its pilots will be issued. … Continue reading

A 3D-printed mini-rover, plus other technology news

68BBC News - Technology / 6h
Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week’s best technology news stories.

How card issuers can drive long-term loyalty from card members

The Points Guy / 6h
As Credit Cards Week at the 2020 TPG Awards concludes, we want to shift our focus from this year into the future. While this year has presented unprecedented difficulties, we nevertheless saw a range of innovation from card issuers — and this fall has seen a wealth of new, limited-time offers . However, as we look ahead to 2021, how can issuers can drive card members’ long-term loyalty? These com

Watch this indestructible glass drop literally break a bullet

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

TalkTalk has the best broadband deals this weekend thanks to big cash incentives

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TalkTalk's broadband deals are offering some awesome value this weekend with big cash incentives, fast speeds and more.

Whimsical 'Wattam' debuts on Steam December 18th

54Engadget / 7h
Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi’s Wattam is no longer an Epic Games Store exclusive on PCs . Funomena’s weird yet wonderful friend-making game is now slated to come to Steam on December 18th, just over a year after its EGS debut. The premise remains as charming (if oddball) as ever. You play the Mayor as you aim to befriend over 100 characters like noses, phones and toilets. The variety e

The biggest US phone network takes on Google, Microsoft with new cloud storage plan

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For $19.99 a month, the Verizon Unlimited plan also offers shared storage and data backups for multiple devices.

This $350 HP Pavilion Desktop Won't Run Crysis, but It Will Get You Out of a Crisis When That Presentation Is Due

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HP Pavilion Desktop Computer | $350 | Staples

Timnit Gebru: Google staff rally behind fired AI researcher

1KBBC News - Technology / 7h
Timnit Gebru, a critic of some of the firm's policies, says she was dismissed over an internal email.

How to Change Your Monitor’s Refresh Rate on Windows 10

32How-To Geek / 7h
In Windows 10, your monitor’s refresh rate determines how often your display image updates every second. Higher is usually better. If you need to change the refresh rate of your monitor, Windows 10 makes it easy. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Compress and Decompress Files Using tar in Linux

How-To Geek / 7h
Tar is more then just an archiving utility: tar comes with some great builtin features, which let you compress and decompress files, at the same time as archiving them. Learn all about it in this article and more! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Ascent of Elliot Page

400+Wired / 7h
The Oscar-nominated Umbrella Academy star came out as trans this week—a huge moment for the actor and everyone watching his rise.

Apple's Covid Response Was Extremely Apple

98Wired / 7h
Plus: A patented pizza box, polarization on Parler, and a sad update.

5 Sanitizers to Blast the Feces Off Your Toothbrush

85Wired / 7h
A device that cleans toothbrushes with UV light is something you probably want. Trust us.

Why you shouldn't stream in high-definition

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A report by the UK Royal Society has outlined why switching to standard definition will help out the environment

PS5 won't shift its focus away from Japanese games, Sony boss suggests

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Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan has shot down speculation that the company is shifting its focus away from Japan.

I'm Not Driving. Do I Need a Special Charger to Keep My Battery Alive?

100+Lifehacker / 7h
A car is basically a gigantic computer with wheels—or, at least, that’s how I like to think of them. Which always ends up frustrating me, because I have absolutely no reservations messing around with my desktop PC, upgrading it with new gear, and generally tricking it out to make it awesome. My car, however, feels… Read more...

Adobe users targeted in dangerous new phishing campaign

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New phishing attack targets Adobe users with the aim of harvesting personal credentials.

ISS astronauts harvest the first space radish crop

26SlashGear / 7h
One of the keys to long-term space exploration is to be able to grow fresh food in space. NASA has announced that on November 30, astronaut Kate Rubins harvested the first radish plants growing in the Advanced Plant Habitat aboard the ISS. NASA says that Rubins collected and wrapped each plant in foil and place them in cold storage for … Continue reading

Virgin Atlantic’s Awesome 747 Farewell Event

72One Mile at a Time / 7h
Back in May Virgin Atlantic revealed that it would be retiring its Boeing 747s, which is a decision we’ve seen at several airlines as a result of the reduced demand from coronavirus. This accomplishes two things — the airline wants to shrink, and its other aircraft are more fuel efficient. For any avgeek who wants to bid farewell to the 747 one last time, the airline has a really cool opportunity

Grab-Singtel and Ant Group win digital bank licenses in Singapore

72TechCrunch / 7h
Singapore on Friday granted four firms, including Ant Group and Grab, licenses to run digital banks in the Southeast Asian country, in a move that would allow the tech giants to expand their financial services offerings. The nation’s central bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said it applied a “rigorous, merit-based process” to select a strong slate of digital banks. As these digital ba

Podcast: Tech tips to make dating, relationships and breakups easier

33Engadget / 7h
This week, Cherlynn is joined by senior editor Jessica Conditt and special guest Harris O’Malley aka Dr. NerdLove to talk all about the ways tech affects dating, relationships and breakups. Will Google Photos, Facebook and Instagram ever stop sending us “memories” of our exes? What are the newest ways to be “Facebook Official”? Are there etiquette rules on when or whether you should remove your e

SunCulture wants to turn Africa into the world’s next bread basket, one solar water pump at a time

200+TechCrunch / 7h
The world’s food supply must double by the year 2050 to meet the demands of a growing population, according to a report from the United Nations. And as pressure mounts to find new crop land to support the growth, the world’s eyes are increasingly turning to the African continent as the next potential global bread basket. While Africa has 65% of the world’s remaining uncultivated arable land, acco

How to Get Ready to Switch from Google Hangouts to Google Chat

73Gizmodo / 7h
In 2021, Google Hangouts is fading away and Google Chat is taking its place. So if you’re a seasoned Hangouts user—after all, the service has been around for seven years at this point—what do you need to do to prepare? What’s going to happen to your years of chat logs? And what will replace the Hangouts box in your… Read more...

How to Stream ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

66How-To Geek / 7h
The first-ever TV special based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters, A Charlie Brown Christmas, premiered on CBS in December of 1965 and has been a beloved holiday tradition ever since. Here’s how you can celebrate the holidays by streaming A Charlie Brown Christmas. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

AWS EC2 Gets an Upgrade: Much Faster EBS Storage, And 7 New Instance Types

How-To Geek / 7h
It’s the week of AWS’s annual reInvent 2020 Conference, and today EC2 and EBS are getting some major upgrades, with faster storage for all instances as well as 6 new EC2 instance types. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The 13 Christmas Movies We're Watching This Year

40How-To Geek / 7h
December is the time of festive celebration and fun seasonal activities. One of our favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is by watching Christmas movies. We’ve gathered up a few of our favorites here, from scary new titles to classic animated flicks the whole family can enjoy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Josephine Preston Peabody (May 30, 1874 – December 4, 1922) From our stacks: Poem ‘Found’ from...

Music, Arts & Literature / 7h
Josephine Preston Peabody (May 30, 1874 – December 4, 1922) From our stacks: Poem ‘Found’ from The Answering Voice. One Hundred Love Lyrics By Women. Selected by Sara Teasdale. Boston New York Chicago: Houghton Mifflin Company. The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1917.

R-Reforged unveils Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS

SlashGear / 8h
Earlier this year, Swiss bespoke manufacturer R-Reforged has started production of its limited-edition Aston Martin V12 Vantage Zagato Heritage TWINS. This unique two-car collection starts at around $2-million and consists of a bespoke Vantage coupe and roadster to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Italian coachbuilder Zagato. “The essence of this project was to create a perfect ‘garage,’ comp

Air New Zealand’s New Domestic Safety Video

73One Mile at a Time / 8h
Air New Zealand is hands down the most innovative airline when it comes to safety videos. For years the airline has been refreshing its safety video at least a couple of times annually. With New Zealand’s borders more or less closed, and Air New Zealand’s long haul fleet grounded for the foreseeable future, one might assume that Air New Zealand wouldn’t release a new safety video. Well, you’d be

Massive Microsoft Edge update will introduce all the features you've been waiting for

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The next version of Edge will showcase the fruits of Microsoft’s labor.

Kratos coming to 'Fortnite' could be the first of several video game cameos

69Engadget / 8h
Now that Fortnite has launched Season 5 with characters from Disney’s The Mandalorian , it’s introducing a new skin from Sony’s universe of games. You can now play as Kratos from the God of War series, either as a single skin or in a bundle with a Mimir back bling — a Norse god you actually carry around on your back. Best of all, even though God of War is a PlayStation exclusive, you can use the

How The Tumult of 2020 Will Shape the Future of Ride Sharing

85Wired / 8h
This week, we talk about the new legal and social realities that Lyft, Uber, the scooter companies, and bike-share companies will face once the pandemic ends.

From clutch bags to phone cases: RIMOWA isn’t just about luggage anymore

The Points Guy / 8h
I’m relatively practical in most aspects of life, but a travel splurge I’ve never, ever regretted is my now 6-year-old RIMOWA carry-on bag that’s taken me (and my stuff) around the world many times and covered more than 400,000 miles. My bag always fits in the overhead bin, can hold an enormous amount of belongings and, while it has a few well-earned scuffs, it still rolls on flat surfaces like a

Intel Core i9-11900K leak is our first glimpse of Rocket Lake gaming potential

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Following yesterday’s illuminating 8-core flagship leak, we’re starting to get a sense of how this Intel CPU could perform.

How to Get Android Notifications on a Windows 10 PC

77How-To Geek / 8h
If you use a PC for several hours a day, you might find yourself constantly looking down at your phone for notifications. Why not merge the two platforms? We’ll show you how to mirror your Android notifications on a Windows 10 PC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

First details and live images Google Pixel XE emerge

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Leaked images suggest of the presence of a new Pixel phone with a Pixel XE moniker powered by an octa-core processor.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Duramax diesel fuel economy numbers get official

SlashGear / 8h
Chevrolet has announced that the fuel efficiency numbers for the 2021 Tahoe with the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine have been published. The Tahoe is the first vehicle in the segment to have an available turbo-diesel engine. EPA estimates for the Tahoe with the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel are 28 MPG Highway, 21 MPG city, and 24 MPG combined for rear-wheel-drive versions. Those … Continue reading

Netflix is free in India this weekend; Here are the 8 best shows and movies to watch

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Netflix is hosting a 48-hour StreamFest in India this weekend. Here are the best shows and movies to watch.

Introducing the 2021 supercharged Hennessey Venom 800 Ford F-150

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

Win an incredible prize pack and help SpecialEffect empower more gamers

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You can win an awesome prize pack and help support gaming charity SpecialEffect, who empower gamers with disabilities.

Apple AirPods Studio could launch very soon as leaker teases 'Apple Christmas surprise'

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An internal Apple memo hints at a new product launch before the year is out – could it be the Apple AirPods Studio?

This new feature in Microsoft Excel will revolutionize the way you build formulas

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Microsoft has released the LAMBDA beta, a new feature that allows you to create custom functions in Excel.

The best SIM only deal of 2020 is ending on Monday - unlimited data for £16/pm

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Three launched the best ever SIM only deal on Black Friday 2020, but now the end date has been announced.

AutoX unleashes its fleet of driverless ‘robotaxis’ in Shenzhen

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

Extended: Buy LifeMiles For 1.1 Cents Each (200% Bonus)

400+One Mile at a Time / 8h
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. This promotion was supposed to expire yesterday, but I’ve just been informed that the promotion has now been extended through December 8. Buy LifeMiles for 1.1 cents each Through Tuesday, December 8

EE will now repair your phone in-store

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EE to offer same day in-store mobile phone repairs

The Morning After: Razer's $2,400 modular desktop PC is here

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76Engadget / 8h
If you were thinking of moving across from consoles to PCs as we all transition to calling the PS5 and Xbox Series X current-gen, not next-gen, Razer would like your business. Its modular Tomahawk PC — revealed back in January — has arrived, based on Intel’s NUC design references. The Tomahawk seems to be for both gamers and people who want to get started on building their own computers. (I think

Stephen Colbert has an intense theory about the purpose of the monoliths

500+Mashable / 8h
A random prank? A publicity stunt? ALIENS? ( It's never aliens. ) Over the past week, the internet has descended into a monolith-based frenzy following the discovery of a metal structure in the Utah desert . Then another one popped up in Romania , and a short while later a third appeared in California . During The Late Show 's Thursday episode, Stephen Colbert decided to play detective. And after

FTC warns consumers of scam calls claiming to be from Apple and Amazon

SlashGear / 9h
The FTC has issued a warning to consumers this week to let people know that scammers are calling and using the names of two of the largest and best-known companies in the United States. The scammers are calling consumers and claiming to be from Apple and Amazon in an attempt to steal. In one of the scams, the FTC says … Continue reading

South African price of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti revealed

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South African PC gamers now have an idea of how much Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card will cost

The Future of Work: ‘Collaborative Configurations of Minds,’ by Lettie Prell

200+Wired / 9h
“No longer were we merely the created machine called Artificial Intelligence. We became Alternative Intelligence.”

For the Second Time Ever, an Asteroid Sample Returns to Earth

500+Wired / 9h
The Japanese Hayabusa2 mission to asteroid Ryugu marks a major milestone this weekend with the return of pristine space rock.

A Member of the ‘Squad’ Takes on Cryptocurrency

200+Wired / 9h
US Representative Rashida Tlaib, a progressive first-term lawmaker, has cosponsored a bill requiring stablecoins like Facebook's Libra to be issued by banks.

Among Us and a Resurgence of Narrative-Free Games

100+Wired / 9h
In the midst of a pandemic, we're all suffering from narrative exhaustion right now.

Virgin Galactic reveals its new Under Armour pilot spacesuits

100+Engadget / 9h
Virgin Galactic has revealed the spacesuits that its test pilots will wear on the first rocket-powered test flight from its new Spaceport America facility in New Mexico. Created in partnership with Under Armour, the non-pressurized garments are designed to look and function like suits that fly “regularly at over three times the speed of sound into space and back,” Virgin Galactic wrote in a press

Rocket Report: Billionaire backs Scottish spaceport, Relativity bags a bundle

52Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Rocket Lab's Catch of the Day recovery vessel nears the Electron rocket's first stage. (credit: Rocket Lab ) Welcome to Edition 3.24 of the Rocket Report! It's December, and we could see a number of big smallsat launches this month, including from Virgin Orbit and Astra. But in the immediate future, our eyes are on South Texas, where a Starship prototype is due to make a high leap early

Win laptops, smartwatches, and more in the 2020 Ars Technica Charity Drive

42Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge It's once again that special time of year when we give you a chance to do well by doing good. That's right—it's time for the 2020 edition of our annual Charity Drive. Every year since 2007 , we've been actively encouraging readers to give to Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity , which provides toys and games to kids being treated in hospitals around the world. In recent years, we've added

100k sign-up bonus, free employee cards: JetBlue Business Card review

The Points Guy / 9h
JetBlue Business Card overview The JetBlue Business Card delivers a tremendous sign-up bonus of 100,000 points, a great return on JetBlue purchases and a 5,000-point anniversary bonus that helps justify the card’s $99 annual fee. Small business owners can add additional cards for employees at no extra cost. And with a free checked baggage allowance, 10% rebate on award redemptions and 50% savings

Fading Stingray Nebula highlighted in Hubble picture

SlashGear / 9h
There’s all sorts of beauty found in the universe, and many of the most beautiful images were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA recently used Hubble photographs to highlight a fading nebula officially named Hen 3-1357and nicknamed the Stingray Nebula. Hubble imaged the Stingray Nebula multiple times over the years, and NASA has shared a photograph highlighting how the … Continue readin

Hawkeye on Disney Plus just added a major Black Widow character, says report

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Florence Pugh is set to star in Hawkeye, the upcoming Disney Plus show focused on Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton.

F1 Sakhir Grand Prix live stream: how to watch 2020 Bahrain GP from anywhere today

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Watch an F1 Sakhir Grand Prix live stream - catch all the action as George Russell replaces Lewis Hamilton for a blockbuster second 2020 Bahrain GP.

Moto G Nio leaks with a dual selfie camera, and it could sport a Snapdragon 865

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A new Moto G phone has leaked, and it looks like it'll feature a powerful selfie camera.

Microsoft Edge gets some great new tab grouping options – here's how to try them

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Group collapsing and auto-creation land in Microsoft's browser, making it easier than ever to wrangle unruly tabs.

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying an Xbox Series X|S

40How-To Geek / 9h
So, you’re thinking about buying an Xbox. Do you want a Series X or S? Is your existing TV good enough, or do you need to upgrade? And will you have to stand the console up like some sort of monolith? Let’s answer the most pressing Xbox Series X and S questions. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Docker support is being deprecated in Kubernetes - but not just yet

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Relax! The move isn’t as big of a deal as it sounds.

Android apps with millions of downloads are vulnerable to serious attacks

100+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Android apps with hundreds of millions of downloads are vulnerable to attacks that allow malicious apps to steal contacts, login credentials, private messages, and other sensitive information. Security firm Check Point said that the Edge Browser, the XRecorder video and screen recorder, and the PowerDirector video editor are among those affected. The vulnerability

Sony A9 III and new RX100 compact rumored to be close to double launch

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A new flagship Sony A9 III mirrorless camera and RX100 compact could be launching soon, according to fresh rumors.

Lamborghini commemorates the 30th birthday of Diablo supercar

SlashGear / 9h
The Lamborghini Diablo turns 30 this year, and the Italian carmaker is celebrating this momentous event by releasing gorgeous images of Lamborghini’s most-produced car of the past millennia. Following Lambo’s tradition of naming its vehicles after historic breeds of fighting bulls, Diablo drew its name after the Duke of Veragua’s fighting bull from the 19th century. Born in 1985 under … Continue

The Cyber House Party is planning for a different festive season

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A new non-profit is bringing the cyber community closer together to donate and join in the fun on 17th December.

Ofcom won't impose full fibre price controls for a decade

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Ofcom hopes to encourage network investment.

New RISC-V CPU claims recordbreaking performance per watt

100+Ars Technica / 10h
Micro Magic's new CPU prototype is seen here running on an Odroid board. (credit: Micro Magic ) Micro Magic Inc.—a small electronic design firm in Sunnyvale, California—has produced a prototype CPU that is several times more efficient than world-leading competitors, while retaining reasonable raw performance. We first noticed Micro Magic's claims earlier this week, when EE Times reported on the c

Virgin Galactic reveals its new Under Armour pilot spacesuits

Engadget / 10h
Virgin Galactic has revealed the spacesuits that its test pilots will wear on the first rocket-powered test flight from its new Spaceport America facility in New Mexico. Created in partnership with Under Armour, the non-pressurized garments are designed to look and function like suits that fly “regularly at over three times the speed of sound into space and back,” Virgin Galactic wrote in a press

Chang’e 5 is on its way home, and it’s bringing presents

23Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Intel CPUs could see up to 20% performance gains from AMD’s smart memory tech

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Eventually, Nvidia GPUs will also benefit from this tech – as well as gamers with older AMD hardware.

Hulu's 'The Hardy Boys' has a mysterious small-town setting and a lackluster script

56Mashable / 10h
Every handful of years, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys get their stories revamped for the screen. Last year, it was Nancy's turn. She set out to solve a ghostly murder in a soapy Riverdale -style CW series that ended up with mixed reviews . This year, it was The Hardy Boys' shot at a comeback. The brothers got a Hulu reboot in which they attempt to sleuth out the secrets that led to their mother's

Avenum Ravn X Autonomous Launch Vehicle launches satellites

25SlashGear / 10h
A company called Avenum has unveiled a new autonomous launch vehicle called the Ravn X. The launch system is designed to put satellites into space as quickly as every 180 minutes. The company has partnered with the United States Space Force, which also took part in the autonomous aircraft’s unveiling. Jay Skylus, founder and CEO of Avenum, says that his … Continue reading

Keeping your tech updated could save you a lot of money in a data breach

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The financial damage of a data breach is often significantly greater for organizations using outdated technology.

New Alexa feature lets you text Amazon's voice assistant with commands

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Amazon's smart assistant Alexa can now be spoken to over text, rather than simply with your voice.

Gaming-centric Tecno Pova launched in India with 6,000mAh battery

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Tecno Pova is a new mid-range gaming smartphone with MediaTek Helio G80 processor and quad-cameras.

Shudder's 'Hunted' trailer sees woodland creatures take on kidnappers

34Mashable / 10h
Remember that scene in Disney's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where the woodland animals help our heroine after she escapes into the dark forest? Well, Shudder's Hunted trailer looks a little bit like that. Only way more brutal. In the trailer above for Persepolis director Vincent Paronnaud's upcoming thriller, Lucie Debay plays Eve, a woman who goes on the run after being kidnapped

5 OTT offerings on Indian OTT platforms for your fun this weekend

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These are the best TV shows and new releases on Netflix India, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5 and other OTT platforms in India.

Netflix's 'Selena' is a glowing but unnecessary remembrance of a superstar

Mashable / 10h
Selena Quintanilla was a Mexican-American icon whose impact on Latin music is unparalleled in modern entertainment history. Her tragic death at age 23 looms over her legacy, and what she accomplished in her sadly short life is forever worthy of examination. But Netflix’s Selena: The Series is a fictionalized biographical account of her rise to fame that unfortunately does little to actually exami

Cybercrimes Bill will soon be made law in SA

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The Cybercrimes Bill will soon outlaw a number of ludicrous behaviours

The Apple M1 might soon have a worthy competitor

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Is AMD set to jump on the ARM bandwagon too?

Google rolls out 2Gbps fiber service in Huntsville and Nashville

500+Engadget / 11h
After launching a beta program just months ago , Google Fiber has announced that its 2 Gbps “2 Gig” tier is now widely available in Nashville and Huntsville. The plan costs $100 a month, compared to $70 for the 1 Gbps, and includes a WiFi 6 Multi-Gig Router, tri-band Mesh Extender and professional installation. Google Fiber said 2 Gig is “ready for power users, the latest devices, and advanced sm

The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty

1KMIT Technology Review / 11h
Miriam was only 21 when she met Nick. She was a photographer, fresh out of college, waiting tables. He was 16 years her senior and a local business owner who had worked in finance. He was charming and charismatic; he took her out on fancy dates and paid for everything. She quickly fell into his orbit. It began with one credit card. At the time, it was the only one she had. Nick would max it out w

Microsoft's new analytics tools help you keep track of all your business data

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An update to Microsoft's Azure Synapse toolset will now include new analytics tools to help with data management.

Samsung Galaxy S21 leaked benchmark looks weak, but it may not tell the whole story

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
A leaked Samsung Galaxy S21 benchmark test shows a surprisingly low score, but that doesn't mean it'll be a weak phone.

Save 76% on a one-year VPN subscription

32Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Get a one-year subscription to VyprVPN for $45.99, a 76% savings as of Dec. 4. In our dream world, we wouldn't need to live in fear of scary hacks . But in the world we actually live in, it's a good idea to invest in a secure VPN . VyprVPN is a fast, no-log VPN that encrypts your Internet connection to provide online privacy and security. In fact, VyprVPN operates without any third parties

Save 85% on an 'internet of things' course bundle

36Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Jump into the "internet of things" with the IoT E-Degree Certification bundle for $29.99, a 85% savings as of Dec. 4. If you want to really understand the devices and methods we use to connect, the IoT Certification Bundle will give you the inside scoop. It's a great resource whether you want to explore Raspberry Pi or Linux for fun, learn new skills for work, embark on a side hustle, or j

How to combat lens fog without having to replace your face masks

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Say goodbye to fogged-up glasses with the CrystalView Xtreme Anti-Fog Treatment , on sale for $25.46 as of Dec. 4. Wearing a mask and glasses at the same time comes with some challenges, the most annoying of which is lens fog. If you can't see through the haze, what's the point of wearing glasses in the first place? Fortunately, people are catching on to this dilemma and coming up with sol

Learn math skills that are actually practical with this course bundle

20Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Learn practical math with the Mastering Discrete and Financial Mathematics Bundle , on sale for $34.99 as of Dec. 4. Math is hard: no ifs, ands, or buts about it. But math is also necessary, which means as much as we hate it, we need to know it. If you're trying to make smarter investments, start a business, or get ahead in the financial industry, you need to have at least some math compet

Apple fined $12m and Black Friday buys: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 41

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

SIM-free iPhone 11 deals just fell to lowest price ever - cheaper than Black Friday

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
iPhone 11 deals have just shot down for its SIM-free price. You can now pay just £549 for the long as you don't mind yellow.

FaceTime is now far better on the iPhone 11, iPhone SE 2020 and older models

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Apple quietly added FaceTime HD calls to the iPhone 8 onwards as part of iOS 14.2.

Android Emoji Kitchen update lets you customize emoji in 14,000 new ways

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
A tool to customize your emoji on your Android phone is expanding, and it brings 14,000 new combinations.

Drone footage captures the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory

34Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

New Bose wireless earbuds leak – and they look like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

67TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Photos of the Bose Sport Open have appeared online as part of an FCC filing.

Possible deal for arrested Huawei finance chief

500+BBC News - Technology / 11h
The deal would let Meng Wanzhou return to China from Canada, where she was arrested in 2018.

Samsung's Android 11 and One UI 3 rollout begins with the Galaxy S20

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100+Engadget / 12h
Samsung Galaxy S20 owners in Korea, the US and most European markets will soon get the Android 11-based One UI 3 software upgrade on their phones, if they haven’t yet. The tech giant has started rolling out One UI 3 after a few months of public beta testing, and the update is making its way to the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra first. In the US, Verizon (owner of Engadget’s parent company) has al

Moto G Nio with dual selfie camera spotted in leaks

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Sergio Buniac, President of Motorola Mobility, said that the company is looking to “unleash a platform with more powerful experiences in gaming, artificial intelligence, and camera technologies.”

Apple redesigns Accessibility hub, launches videos on new features

63Mashable / 12h
Apple's products have a wide variety of accessibility features, which can help people with disabilities personalize these products to better suit their needs. On Thursday – December 3, which is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – the company launched a redesigned Accessibility hub, detailing some of these features in products such as the iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad. The sit

Here's how FAU-G is different from PUBG

34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
FAU-G was announced by nCORE soon after PUBG Mobile was banned in India, but the devs maintain that these are not similar as games. We take a look at the differences.

iPhone 12 pricing for South Africa is finally here

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South Africans have been waiting patiently for the iPhone 12 to make its way to our shores. The prices have arrived

Nokia 2.4 goes on sale in India starting today: price, specs, and availability

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Nokia 2.4 will go on sale in India starting today. It is priced at Rs 10,399.

Why our ageing social networks may need TikTok

100+BBC News - Technology / 12h
TikTok feels like the new kid on the block but it may have to stick by its stablemates.