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The Xbox Series X Can Run...PS2 Games?

12KLifehacker / 7h
What a world we live in, when Microsoft’s next-gen console has better PlayStation backwards compatibility than the PlayStation 5. Read more...

The Arecibo Observatory's telescope has collapsed

Arecibo Puerto Rico
3KEngadget / 5h
The world-famous Arecibo Observatory has collapsed. The National Science Foundation (NSF), the agency that oversees the telescope, announced the unfortunate turn of events on Tuesday. At some point during the night, Arecibo’s receiver platform crashed into its iconic 1,000-foot wide antenna. “The platform fell unexpectedly,” a spokesperson for the NSF told The New York Times . The foundation didn

Salesforce buys Slack in a $27.7B megadeal

Salesforce Slack Microsoft
1KTechCrunch / 1h
Salesforce , the CRM powerhouse that recently surpassed $20 billion in annual revenue , announced today it is wading deeper into enterprise social by acquiring Slack in a $27.7 billion megadeal. Rumors of a pending deal surfaced last week, causing Slack’s stock price to spike . Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff didn’t mince words on his latest purchase. “This is a match made in heaven. T

Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Ars Technica / 10min
Enlarge / Slack is evaporating into the Salesforce cloud, you could say. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Salesforce, a cloud-services company that targets businesses, has announced that it will acquire workplace communication service Slack for $27.7 billion. The announcement follows a week of rumors and a steep bump in Slack's value on the stock market in anticipation of the deal being made official. Nei

After all his 'bogus' talk, Elon Musk actually did have COVID-19

Mashable / 14min
" Space Karen " confirmed he had COVID-19 Tuesday while receiving an award (at a mostly mask-less in-person event) for a lifetime of accomplishments. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, was in Berlin as the recipient for this year's Axel Springer Award from the German publisher. After a heavy-handed introduction that praised Musk as "a visionary" and a "man who never gives up," Musk took to the s

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will be HBO Max's first 4K movie

Engadget / 14min
When Wonder Woman 1984 comes out on December 25th , it will be the first film to stream in 4K on HBO Max , director Patty Jenkins announced on Twitter. Provided you have the proper hardware, you’ll also have the chance to watch the movie with support for HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Excited to announce that #WW84 will be the first film on HBO Max available in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vi

Galaxy S21+ leaks – the 2021 edge of reality

SlashGear / 15min
Today we’re getting our first good look at solid leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S21+. This next-generation device will mark another big move by Samsung away from traditional industrial design into design that’s a bit more… daring. Before this, Samsung’s biggest industrial design transition points were the Infinity-O (punch hole) display, and the “Galaxy Edge” or “Infinity” display curve. The … Conti

Ready Player Two Attempts, But Fails, to Reach the Next Level

Gizmodo / 17min
Sequels are hard ; any fan of pop culture can tell you that. A sequel can’t just match the success of the original, it has to expand on and deepen it. Recontextualize the whole thing in new and exciting ways . Very few sequels achieve this and no one would know that better than fans of, or characters in, Ernest Cline’s … Read more...

CDC Panel: This Is Who Should Get the COVID Vaccine First

23Futurism / 21min
Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first? On Tuesday afternoon, a panel that advises the CDC voted on who that group needs to be. And the big winners? At 5:25PM EST, the panel voted by a tally of 13-1 to give the vaccine first to: Healthcare personnel (about 21 million Americans). After that, Elderly residents of long-term care facilities (about 3 million Americans). Here’s the slide: Per the pa

Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M

60TechCrunch / 25min
Lightspeed POS just announced the acquisition of Upserve , expanding Lightspeed’s presence in the restaurant industry. The company already offers cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants and other businesses. It went public in Canada last year before recently debuting on the New York Stock Exchange and acquiring another point-of-sale company, ShopKeep, for $440 million . The Upserve acq

Fortnite’s big Marvel Avengers Nexus War event is over: Now what?

SlashGear / 27min
Fortnite fans got to experience the big (or not-so-big, depending on who you ask) Nexus War event in the battle royale game, bringing a proper conclusion to the Season 4 Marvel crossover while adding another piece to the puzzle that is the game’s wider storyline. What can fans expect now that the event is over? A few big changes are … Continue reading

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is Down to $35 and I Promise I'm Not Mad About it Even Though I Just Bought it at Full Price

Gizmodo / 29min
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4) | $35 | Amazon Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox) | $35 | Best Buy Read more...

Elon Musk would consider having Tesla acquire a legacy automaker

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Elon Musk would consider leveraging Tesla’s mega $554 billion market cap to buy a legacy automaker, but only if it was on friendly terms, the billionaire entrepreneur said Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. Musk who received an award Tuesday from the media giant discussed his various interests and businesses, notably SpaceX and Tesla, both of which he lead

The 10 Best Deals of December 1, 2020

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Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Naked Woman Wearing Only White Slippers Danced Around The Atlanta Airport This Morning

View from the Wing / 39min
A naked woman, wearing only white slippers, shocked Atlanta airport staff as she sauntered through the terminal on Tuesday. As she passed by one staff member she stopped to do a jig. Naturally, there's video. Continue reading ...

The 10 Best Deals of December 1, 2020

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Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Watch Out for Fake COVID-19 Testing Sites

86Lifehacker / 46min
Don’t fall for the fake drive-through coronavirus testing sites that have been cropping up in recent weeks. Yes, that’s right—according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) , scammers are dressing up like medical professionals and conducting fake, unsanitary tests for money and identity theft, while possibly spreading… Read more...

iFixit's Fantastic Driver Kits Now Come in Two Smaller, Cheaper Packages

20How-To Geek / 49min
Here at Review Geek, we can’t go a week without recommending iFixit’s small tool kits in some article or another. We heart them. We heart them bad. They make great small gifts, too, and to that end, iFixit is releasing them in two smaller, cheaper packages: the Minnow and Moray Driver Kit. They’re priced at just $15 and $20, respectively. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

OpenZFS 2.0 release unifies Linux, BSD and adds tons of new features

20Ars Technica / 52min
Enlarge / OpenZFS 2.0.0 brings a ton of new features and performance improvements to both Linux and BSD platforms. (credit: Aurich Lawson) This Monday, ZFS on Linux lead developer Brian Behlendorf published the OpenZFS 2.0.0 release to GitHub. Along with quite a lot of new features, the announcement brings an end to the former distinction between "ZFS on Linux" and ZFS elsewhere (for example, on

Elon Musk: Tesla Open to Merging With Another Carmaker

Futurism / 57min
Never Say Never During an interview following an award event in Germany, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he wasn’t opposed to merging with another carmaker. “We are definitely not going to launch a hostile takeover,” Musk said during the interview, as quoted by Electrek , “but if somebody said it would be a good idea to merge with Tesla, we would have this conversation.” Soaring Valuations Tesla’s

Microsoft waters down 'productivity score' surveillance tool after backlash

Microsoft 365 PS Score
32Mashable / 1h
Even in a world of ever-increasing employee tracking , Microsoft knows it went too far. The company announced Tuesday that, following widespread backlash, it will scale back recently announced additions to its suite of Microsoft 365 products. They let employers track employees' digital actions in granular detail under the guise of workplace efficiency. Dubbed " Productivity Score ," the tool was

'Code Switch' from NPR is Apple's podcast of the year

Apple Books Podcasts 2020
32Engadget / 1h
Another day, another year-end list. After the Google Play Store and Spotify shared the top content on their respective platforms, Apple has chimed in with a selection of the most popular podcasts, audiobooks and books people in the US downloaded through its online stores. The company picked Code Switch as the best audio show of the year. 2020 is the first time Apple has recognized a single podcas

Cannabis study finds CBD doesn’t impact ability to drive, but THC does

SlashGear / 1h
A new study published in a notable medical journal has found that cannabidiol (CBD), one of the multiple compounds found in cannabis, does not impair one’s ability to drive. That’s good news for the growing number of people who utilize CBD products in a medicinal way, but there is a point of caution. The same study reports that THC, the … Continue reading

A Chain Just Cut Through A Capsized Cargo Ship Filled With Cars And The Process Is Fascinating

100+Gizmodo / 1h
Back in September of 2019, a 600+ foot cargo ship called the MV Golden Ray, which was apparently loaded in an unstable fashion with over 4,000 cars , capsized in St. Simons Sound just off the port of Brunswick, Georgia. Since then, responders have been working to remove the ship in sections to send the hulk to the… Read more...

Scale AI hits $3.5B valuation as it turns the AI boom into a venture bonanza

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Scale AI , the four-year-old data labeling startup, has discovered that selling the picks and shovels needed to develop and apply artificial intelligence is big business. The company, which created a visual data labeling platform that uses software and people to label image, text, voice and video data for companies building machine learning algorithms, has raised another $155 million. The funding

Google names the best Android games and apps of 2020

SlashGear / 1h
Today Google released a list of games and apps for Android that they named “best” of the year 2020. Included in the mix were categories like Best Competitive, Indies, Pick Up & Play, Game Changers, Everyday Essentials, Personal Growth, Hidden Gems, “Best for Fun”, and “Best Apps for Good”. As it is each year, this list of lists makes for … Continue reading

How to Send Nintendo Switch Screenshots to Your PC or Phone

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42Lifehacker / 1h
The latest Nintendo Switch software update, version 11.0.0 , makes it much easier to transfer screenshots and gameplay videos to your smartphone or PC. The new methods are miles better than the unintuitive post-to-social-media-then-delete workaround we’ve been forced to use since the console’s launch, or the similarly… Read more...

Salesforce beats growth expectations, as investors digest the Slack acquisition

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Today after the bell, Salesforce reported its third-quarter earnings for its fiscal 2021, a period that ended October 31, 2020. The CRM giant reported top-line revenue of $5.42 billion, up 20% from the year-ago period. Salesforce also had net income of $1.08 billion and earnings per share of $1.15. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.75 per share, off of revenues of $5.25 billion, accord

MIT Engineers Built an AI That Design Its Own Robots

200+Futurism / 1h
Robotception As the latest bit of evidence that humanity has learned nothing from the “Terminator” franchise, we present RoboGrammer — an AI algorithm that can design its own robot bodies. Thankfully, RoboGrammer still needs a helping hand from humanity, ExtremeTech reports , and it can’t manufacture anything on its own, so a machine uprising remains unlikely. But the MIT-built algorithm is parti

Xbox Game Pass ends 2020 with a bang: What you’re getting

SlashGear / 1h
It’s been a big year for Xbox Game Pass between the roll out of game streaming to the integration of EA Play earlier in the year. It looks like Microsoft is will close out the year with a bang for Xbox Game Pass, as today the company detailed a number of new games that are heading to the service in … Continue reading

Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7 billion

Salesforce Slack Microsoft
400+Engadget / 1h
Messaging app Slack will be acquired by Salesforce for $27.7 billion in what will be the software company’s biggest acquisition to date. The deal is expected to complete during the second quarter of 2021, following regulatory approval and the usual round of box-ticking. Under the new arrangement, Slack founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield will continue to lead the messaging service, which will bec

Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion

Salesforce Slack Microsoft
3KNYT > Technology / 1h
The move caps an acquisitive streak by Salesforce and ends Slack’s run as an independent publicly traded company.

Announcing TechCrunch’s 2021 Event Calendar

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We know that you’re hard at work building the next great startup so we want to get our events on your radar early for next year. We’re excited to announce our 2021 fully virtual events line-up. Mark your calendars! TC Sessions: Justice March 3, 2021 Join us virtually while we explore inclusive hiring, access to funding for Black, Latinx and Indigenous people, and workplace tools to foster inclusi

Qualcomm says it will power the 5G business of tomorrow

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Digital transformation relies on 5G, and Qualcomm is here to support that.

What the Mashable staff bought in November 2020

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If you follow Mashable Shopping's coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours of online research. But, what about the stuff that we buy for ourselves? The stuff that made it into our shopping carts? Well, we're here to tell you about those things, and we'll be back every month to do so again. Here's what the staff bought in No

Marriott Selling Gift Cards For 15% Off (Last Chance)

500+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Yesterday Marriott launched its discount on purchased gift cards for Cyber Monday, which has the potential to be a great deal. I’m posting a reminder of this because the offer expires tonight, and I know a lot of people may be considering this promotion but haven’t yet made a purchase. Marriott selling gift cards for 15% off On Monday, November 30, and Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Marriott is selli

Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt uncrewed Mars flight in two years, human landing in four to six

300+TechCrunch / 1h
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk was given an award from media giant Axel Springer on Tuesday, and he sat down to provide a wide-ranging interview that covered topics including space, Tesla, AI and even underpopulation. Musk addressed SpaceX’s Mars ambitions first, providing current timelines he’s working toward for reaching the red planet with SpaceX’s Starship, the next-generation spacecraft it

Apple’s Pro Display XDR pleases pros with new in-field recalibration

SlashGear / 1h
Apple has quietly released its Pro Display XDR Calibrator App, a software tool for its Retina 6K display for those who want to do in-field recalibration of its color settings. The free app lands alongside the release of Display Firmware 4.2.30, and builds on previous versions that increased the amount of calibration tweaking that owners can do. Launched at the … Continue reading

Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed

100+TechCrunch / 1h
People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now , but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls its new feature the “Community Feed,” as it includes posts from a local area. However, it’s organized as any other news feed would be — a vertically scrollabl

The Best of Google's 'Best Android Apps and Games' List for 2020

32Lifehacker / 1h
As we finish up the unforgettable year that is 2020, you’re going to see everyone start reminiscing about the various geeky distractions they enjoyed during what was otherwise an anxiety-filled year. Google is one of the first ones out of the gate with its list of the best Android apps and games, noteworthy additions… Read more...

NZXT Halts Sales of Its Xbox-Like PC Cases Due to Fire Hazard

32Gizmodo / 1h
While reports of Xbox Series X fires seem to have amounted to nothing after it turned out people were blowing vape smoke through the cases , reports of NZXT’s H1 PC cases catching on fire—the ones that kind of look like an Xbox Series X—are real. As reported by TechSpot , the company is advising H1 owners who have yet… Read more...

The hidden cost of being a founder

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James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe is the founder and CEO of The Founding Network , a collaboration platform for high-growth founders. If I were to pick one thing that unites the global tech scene in terms of culture I would point to the respect and reverence accorded to startup founders. After all, creating your own company is an ambition many of us harbor. It can bring with it unparall

Microsoft will modify its Productivity Score tool after snooping criticism

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42Engadget / 2h
Microsoft will modify the Productivity Score function of Microsoft 365 following privacy concerns . The company rolled out the tool in October to help companies understand how workers adopt and use technology . It provides scores out of 100 on several factors, including communications and teamwork. Critics claimed the tool would allow organizations to snoop on employees , because some functions w

Yes, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was bad—but was it really that bad?

36Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / All of 2020's tropical storms and hurricanes in a single image. (credit: NOAA ) Monday was the last "official" day of the Atlantic hurricane season, drawing down the curtain on what has been a frenetic year for storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. The top-line numbers are staggering: there were a total of 30 tropical storms and hurricanes, surpassing

Wyze Watch arrives for preorder: Major smartwatch features at $20

Wyze $20 Smartwatch
SlashGear / 2h
Budget smart home company Wyze has introduced its new Wyze Watch, a smartwatch with a very budget-tier cost of $19.99, but one that promises to eclipse other offerings in the same price range. The Wyze Watch is made from aluminum and includes a number of features found on more expensive models, including a blood oxygen sensor, heart rate monitoring, and … Continue reading

Obvious Ventures outlines the “world positive” impact of its startups and shares what’s next

72TechCrunch / 2h
Today, the early-stage, mission-focused, San Francisco-based venture firm Obvious Ventures released a very readable overview of how each of its portfolio companies is benefiting the world in its own way. Its report shines a light on the grocery deliver service Good Eggs , for example, sharing that roughly 70% of the products sold by the company are grown or produced within 250 miles of its food h

Jade Anouka from 'His Dark Materials' tries to guess animal sidekicks – Know Your Role

24Mashable / 2h
From daemons to singing crabs, Jade Anouka puts her animal sidekick knowledge to the test. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Hbo , Harry Potter , His Dark Materials , and Shrek

Amazon Web Services adds macOS on bare metal to EC2

20Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) David Brown, Amazon's vice president of EC2, runs through a skit with Filmic CEO Kevin Buonagurio sketching the company's evolution from running Mac Minis on wire shelves in a closet to macOS instances in Amazon EC2. Amazon Web Services and Apple have partnered to bring modern cloud-provisioning capabilities to the macOS platform with Tuesday morning's launch of th

How Horror Helped Us Survive 2020

100+Gizmodo / 2h
It’s tempting to think that since 2020 was basically one real-life nightmare after another , the last thing anyone would want to do is engage with fictional horror on top of that. But that would be discounting the positive power of certain horror movies, TV shows, and video games that helped us navigate through the… Read more...

Ivanti has acquired security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure

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IT security software company Ivanti has acquired two security companies: Enterprise mobile security firm MobileIron and corporate virtual network provider Pulse Secure. In a statement on Tuesday, Ivanti said it bought MobileIron for $872 million in stock — with 91% of the shareholders voting in favor of the deal — and acquired Pulse Secure from its parent company Siris Capital Group, but did not

Nikola stock plunge continues as insider lockup period ends

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Nikola Chairman Trevor Milton unveils the Nikola One truck in December 2016. (credit: Nikola ) In June, aspiring hydrogen truckmaker Nikola became a publicly traded company thanks to a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company. That transaction included a 180-day lockup for company insiders, designed to prevent them from dumping their shares on unsuspecting investors in the firs

Don’t Miss December 2020’s Biggest, Must-Play Games You Can Pre-Order Now

36Lifehacker / 2h
December is typically a barren void for new games, as publishers push most of their big releases out in October and November to make the most of the holiday shopping season. But with delays likely due in part to the impact of the pandemic, December 2020 still has at least a couple of big aces up its sleeve thanks to … Read more...

This new Nintendo Switch update is perfect for fans like me

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SlashGear / 2h
Overnight, Nintendo pushed a new firmware update to the Nintendo Switch, bringing the console to firmware version 11.0. While firmware updates aren’t usually super exciting, this one is, because it includes a number of features Switch owners have been waiting on. It isn’t often we see a Switch firmware update knock it out of the park like this, which makes … Continue reading

Google Maps community feed will highlight changes in your city

26Engadget / 2h
Google is introducing a new community feed to Maps that the company says will help keep you informed of all the latest developments in your city, including new restaurant openings and service changes. Located in the app’s Explore tab, the feature collects all the latest reviews, photos and posts submitted to Maps by local experts, as well as people you know and merchants. Google Additionally, if

Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer value

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Caryn Marooney Contributor Caryn Marooney is general partner at Coatue Management and sits on the boards of Zendesk and Elastic. In prior roles she oversaw communications for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus and co-founded The OutCast Agency, which served clients like and Amazon. More posts by this contributor Should your SaaS startup embrace a bottom-up GTM strategy? Onboa

Review: Lufthansa Lounge Berlin Brandenburg Airport

30One Mile at a Time / 2h
I recently reviewed the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport , and in this post wanted to review the Lufthansa Lounge, which opened just a few weeks ago. Lufthansa Lounge Berlin review The Lufthansa Lounge is one of two lounges currently open at Brandenburg Airport, with the other being Lounge Tempelhof (which is the contract lounge for other airlines). The Lufthansa Lounge pleasantly surprised me, so

COVID-19 vaccine timeline reckons NFL 2021 season is “possible”

SlashGear / 2h
Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke this week about the future of COVID-19 and action dates for vaccines in the USA. Dr. Fauci suggested that vaccines going through official approval schedules now will be available to the “highest-priority people” starting from the end of December, 2020. Highest-priority vaccinations will take place through January, February, March, then on to the general public. Per … Conti

Save $400 on an HP Omen Gaming Laptop and Play Some Darn Video Games for Once

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HP Omen Gaming Laptop - Ryzen 7 | $850 | Best Buy Read more...

Oracle vulnerability that executes malicious code is under active attack

36Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Oracle ) Attackers are targeting a recently patched Oracle WebLogic vulnerability that allows them to execute code of their choice, including malware that makes servers part of a botnet that steals passwords and other sensitive information. WebLogic is a Java enterprise application that supports a variety of databases. WebLogic servers are a coveted prize for hackers, who often u

Amazon to roll out tools to monitor factory workers and machines

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Emanuele Cremaschi | Getty Images ) Amazon is rolling out cheap new tools that will allow factories everywhere to monitor their workers and machines, as the tech giant looks to boost its presence in the industrial sector. Launched by Amazon’s cloud arm AWS, the new machine-learning-based services include hardware to monitor the health of heavy machinery and computer vision capabl

Facebook’s Libra Seizes the Diem

Facebook Libra Diem
70Gizmodo / 3h
We can’t blame you if you forgot about Facebook’s Libra project. The blockchain-based ZuckBuck scheme is the basis for a future payment/ scam gateway, but not much has come out of the platform in the past few years... until now. In fact, the fintech giant is proud to announce that the platform has taken the bold and… Read more...

NZXT recalls Xbox Series X-lookalike PC case over potential fire risk

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The gaming PC company has temporarily paused sales of the H1 while it investigates the issue

'Rocket League' Season 2 adds a new arena, car and music next week

50Engadget / 3h
Sure, Rocket League has been out for more than five years, but it’s never too late to try something new. Rocket League Season 2 goes live on December 9th , adding a new Arena, Rocket Pass, customization options and original music from Kaskade. The Rocket Pass includes music-themed treats and a new car, the R3MX, plus it unlocks tiers beyond 70. The new Arena, Neon Fields, is an EDM dreamscape wit

Get in the holiday spirit with these super realistic 3D projections — Future Blink

32Mashable / 3h
Digital decoration company AtmosFX makes animated projections that can bring the holiday light show right into your own home. Read more... More about Holidays , Mashable Video , Christmas Lights , Hanukkah , and Light Show

MacOS users targeted with dangerous new malware

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Trend Micro has discovered a new campaign from the Vietnamese hacking group OceanLotus that targets macOS users.

These Stunning Miniature Sea Creatures Keep the Oceans in Balance

54Gizmodo / 3h
Never underestimate the power of one cell. That’s how many cells foraminifera—little sea creatures with striking shells—have. But boy can they do a lot with it. They’re the world’s tiniest geochemists, tinkering with the ocean. Read more...

It’s only a matter of time before the Mach-E is Ford’s fastest Mustang

Mustang Mach-E M. GT
SlashGear / 3h
Ford has a new, faster Mustang Mach-E in the pipeline, and if your lodestar is the quickest vehicle with a pony badge then the electric crossover may end up being your port of call. The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition doesn’t quite slot in as the big daddy of the Mustang range, but it’s definitely putting its coupe and convertible … Continue reading

Woman Claims Husband Got Neurological Damage From COVID Vaccine

300+Futurism / 3h
While some coronavirus vaccine trials have yielded impressive results, a third finds itself bogged down by a confusing and possibly-damning legal spat. The wife of a man in Chennai, India says he was given a dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca back in October as part of a research trial. Shortly thereafter, she told New Delhi Television (NDTV), he develop

Here’s The New American Airlines Safety Video, Now Accidentally Playing On 70 Aircraft

57View from the Wing / 3h
Back in April I shared details of the new American Airlines safety video . The airline held off releasing it because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I only posted an 18 second snippet to offer a taste, looking forward to the airline's planned release. Now, however, the video is playing temporarily on 70 aircraft so I'm happy to share it in full. Continue reading ...

Get a Free McRib for Shaving Your Beard

1KLifehacker / 3h
We may be a society (understandably) prone to skepticism and negativity right now, but fear not: Help is on the way, in the form of a restructured boneless pork patty covered in sauce and served with pickles and onions on an oval-shaped bun. That’s right—the McRib has made its triumphant return to McDonald’s. And… Read more...

AWS announces Panorama, a device that adds machine learning technology to any camera

100+TechCrunch / 3h
AWS has launched a new hardware device, the AWS Panorama Appliance , which, alongside the AWS Panorama SDK , will transform existing on-premises cameras into computer vision-enabled super-powered surveillance devices. Pitching the hardware as a new way for customers to inspect parts on manufacturing lines, ensure that safety protocols are being followed, or analyze traffic in retail stores, the n

AWS launches new services for its industrial customers

84TechCrunch / 3h
One of the areas that is often left behind when it comes to cloud computing is the industrial sector. That’s because these facilities often have older equipment or proprietary systems that aren’t well suited to the cloud. Amazon wants to change that, and today the company announced a slew of new services at AWS re:Invent aimed at helping the industrial sector understand their equipment and enviro

Astronomer Captures Possible Image of NASA’s Long-Lost Centaur Rocket Booster

52Gizmodo / 3h
A tiny mystery object is zipping past the Earth today, providing astronomers with an excellent opportunity to finally confirm it as being the upper stage of a Centaur rocket that was launched by NASA in 1966. Read more...

Don’t Miss December 2020’s Biggest, Must-Play Games You Can Pre-Order Now

36Gizmodo / 3h
December is typically a barren void for new games, as publishers push most of their big releases out in October and November to make the most of the holiday shopping season. But with delays likely due in part to the impact of the pandemic, December 2020 still has at least a couple of big aces up its sleeve thanks to … Read more...

Microsoft Teams is getting CarPlay support for calls

Microsoft Teams CarPlay
42Engadget / 3h
Microsoft has revealed a number of features it’s bringing to Teams calls. It will soon offer CarPlay support, so you can place and answer Teams calls using Siri while you're on the road. Microsoft didn't say whether it would add a similar function for Android Auto or Alexa-enabled cars. Elsewhere, Microsoft has overhauled the call interface with a streamlined design (which it unveiled at its Igni

RTX 3060 Ti is today’s best graphics card for a 1440p monitor

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
SlashGear / 3h
If you have a 1440p monitor and a gaming PC that’s in need of a graphics card upgrade, look to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. As NVIDIA revealed today, and as reviews of the card have proven in the first hours after the card’s official reveal, the RTX 3060 Ti is the 2020-generation NVIDIA graphics card that delivers the … Continue reading

YouTube TV Is Losing Another Sports Channel Owned by Sinclair

24Gizmodo / 3h
Well, it looks like YouTube TV is losing another sports channel. Read more...

AWS updates its edge computing solutions with new hardware and Local Zones

100TechCrunch / 3h
AWS today closed out its first re:Invent keynote with a focus on edge computing. The company launched two smaller appliances for its Outposts service , which originally brought AWS as a managed service and appliance right into its customers’ existing data centers in the form of a large rack. Now, the company is launching these smaller versions so that its users can also deploy them in their store

Snapdragon 888 phones: which handsets will benefit from the next-gen features?

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We predict the phones we expect to feature the Snapdragon 888 based on what we know so far.

What Is IAM? Understanding Identity & Access Management

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IAM solutions enable IT administrators to control access to an organization’s digital assets.

That Amazon delivery alert email could be a phishing scam

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Email phishing campaigns are on the rise due to the fact that more consumers are shopping online this holiday season.

Pay £19.99 a month for this iPhone SE deal and receive a free pair of AirPods

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Tesco Mobile has launched its Christmas sale, featuring a fantastic iPhone SE deal that bags you a pair of free AirPods.

How to Have Awkward Conversations With Your Kids

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One Saturday morning, while we were driving home from a karate lesson, my then-nine-year-old son asked me: “Mom, what’s the ‘s-word?’” My husband and I glanced at each other; we had gotten into the habit early on of not cursing in front of him (and by “early on,” I mean it took us the entirety of his first year of… Read more...

Samsung reportedly won’t release a new Galaxy Note in 2021

Samsung Galaxy Note
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 may go down as the last of its line. According to Reuters , the company reportedly won’t release a new Note device in 2021. Instead, Samsung will focus its efforts on the Galaxy S and its lineup of foldable phones, made up at the moment of the Z Flip and Z Fold . To make up for the loss of a stylus-specific device, the company will reportedly make both the Galaxy S and it

Score a Sam's Club membership for a fraction of the price

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Depending on where you live in the U.S., you may have walked or driven by a Sam's Club before. Sam's Club is a membership warehouse club, which is fancy talk for one of those incredible places that offer their members everything under one roof, from groceries and kitchen supplies to electronics and furniture. Sam's Club is well-known in the wholesale industry for providing its members with superi

The Team Behind Soul Tells Us About the Culture and Future of Pixar

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The thing Joe Gardner loves about jazz is how it’s always changing. Joe is the star of Soul , Pixar’s latest animated film being released on Disney+ on Christmas Day . After the best audition of his life , Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx) is on top of the world. Until he dies. He then attempts to return his soul to his body… Read more...

Gift Guide: Camping and backpacking gear that the outdoors lover in your life really wants

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Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. Like plenty of others, I dug much deeper into the great outdoors and camping this summer amid social distancing restrictions. It’s pretty easy to stay COVID-safe when you’re several days’ wa

Twin Galaxies attacks Billy Mitchell as a fraud in new legal claims

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Enlarge / Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day (left) with Billy Mitchell. (credit: DoubleCakes / Vimeo ) Twin Galaxies is going on the offensive in its long-running legal and public relations battle with Billy Mitchell . In a cross-complaint filed last month, the video game score-tracking organization accuses Mitchell and Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day of a "decades-long pattern of abuse, impropri

New Rocket Engine Could Use Slimy Gel as Fuel

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PowerGel A startup called NewRocket says it’s developed a new kind of rocket fuel that’s both cleaner and more easily controlled than anything used in the space industry today. The gel-like fuel, aptly named PowerGel, can be fired on and off as needed — unlike competitors, its creator claims — and is less toxic than existing fuels, according to The Times of Israel . With the controllable fuel gel

Our 100+ Favorite Cyber Monday Deals Still Available Today

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We combed through every Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal we featured this week. These deals remain—for the moment.

Why Did I Hoard This Shit?

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If you’re anything at all like me—and God, I hope you’re not—you never throw anything that uses electricity out, and have developed an elaborate series of dubious justifications to explain why it is actually perfectly rational. Maybe, after all, you’ll need that USB-A to RCA converter cable in the future, or you’ll… Read more...

Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

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Christopher Wan Contributor Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. Tess Hatch Contributor Tess Hatch hopes to travel to space, in the meantime she is a venture investor at Bessemer Venture Partners , investing in frontier tech. More posts by this contributor The s

European regulator hits Apple with a fine over iPhone water-resistance claims

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Enlarge / The iPhone 11 Pro Max. (credit: Samuel Axon) Italy has again hit Apple with a fine for what the country's regulators deem to be misleading marketing claims, though the fine is only €10 million ($12 million)—a pittance from a company like Apple. This time around, Italy's Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) claims that Apple told consumers that many iPhone models are w

Qualcomm: Android phones to get 'lucky number' Snapdragon 888 chip

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The Californian firm is launching its chip at a time of trade tensions between the US and China.

Arcade1Up Opens Pre-Orders for 'Big Buck World,' and 'Atari Mini PONG Jr'

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Arcade1Up is ready to roll out more retro gaming options for your home entertainment needs. This time the company opened pre-orders for Big Buck World, a variant of its existing Big Buck Hunter Pro machine. It’s also taking pre-orders for the portable Atari Mini PONG Jr. And if you missed out on OutRun, good news, it’s back in stock today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

ExoMy Is a Super Cute Rover That You Can 3D Print Right From Home

How-To Geek / 4h
Ever wanted to have your very own Mars rover? Well, if you have a 3D printer and $600, that is now a possibility. European Space Agency’s new ExoMy rover is a robot you can build right from the comfort of your own home. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Zens New Modular Charging System is Perfect for Your Apple Devices

How-To Geek / 4h
Zens just launched a new modular charging station for recharging multiple Apple devices simultaneously, like the iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and more. There are five distinct pieces up for grabs, which attach to each other via magnets, allowing you to buy the individual pieces that best suit your charging needs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The New Snapdragon 888 CPU Brings Faster 5G and Better Battery to 2021 Flagships

Qualcomm Snapdragon
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Did this year’s flagship phones feel a little lackluster to you? Well, next year is already looking brighter. Qualcomm just unveiled the Snapdragon 888, a next-gen flagship processor with an integrated 5G modem, an enhanced GPU, and improved support for AI applications like computational photography. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Nintendo Switch Update Adds Auto Cloud Save Syncing, Easy Screenshot Transfers

How-To Geek / 4h
The Switch is fantastic, but it’s very much a mobile game machine, not just a mobile machine. That means that transferring, say, screenshots of your games is a headache involving either swapping out MicroSD cards or connecting a Twitter account. Not anymore: with the latest update, you can transfer images directly to a PC via USB. Game journalists are rejoicing. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

China’s lunar-sampling robot has landed on the Moon

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China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on the surface of the Moon Tuesday just before 10:30am ET, and it’s scheduled to spend the next few days collecting rocks and dust before heading back to Earth. Chinese state news outlets didn’t air the touchdown live, but they reported the landing afterward with a brief video showing the probe’s shadow encroaching on the pockmarked surface of the Moon. CCTV-1

Electric Car Maker Claims Elon Musk Crashed Its EV Into a Brick Wall

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Three-Wheeled Crash The founder of Arcimoto, a company producing peppy electric three-wheeled electric vehicles in Oregon, claims that Tesla CEO Elon Musk crashed one of its cars into a brick wall in the fall of 2019. “Elon is the very first one to ever crash an Arcimoto, a production Arcimoto,” CEO Mark Frohnmayer told Galileo Russell, the man behind the Tesla enthusiast YouTube channel HyperCha

'Umbrella Academy' star Elliot Page announces he is transgender in moving letter

Juno Star Elliot Page
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Congratulations to non-binary, trans Hollywood icon Elliot Page. On Tuesday, fans and allies everywhere celebrated the Umbrella Academy star's announcement that he is transgender (using the pronouns he/him and they/them). In a post shared to their social media accounts, Page wrote: "Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky t

Google launches Android Enterprise Essentials, a mobile device management service for small businesses

Google AEE Enterprise
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Google today introduced a new mobile management and security solution, Android Enterprise Essentials , which, despite its name, is actually aimed at small to medium-sized businesses. The company explains this solution leverages Google’s experience in building Android Enterprise device management and security tools for larger organizations in order to come up with a simpler solution for those busi

Pinterest shareholders sue firm over rampant gender, race discrimination

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Enlarge / The lawsuit alleges that Pinterest does indeed have a darker side. (credit: Thomas Trutschel | Photothek | Getty Images ) A group of shareholders is suing Pinterest and its board of directors, alleging that the company violated its fiduciary duty, wasted corporate assets, and abused its control by fostering a systematic culture of racial and gender discrimination that drove out women ex

The Nintendo Switch Finally Enters 2020 With a Firmware Update Full of Necessities

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While the Nintendo Switch is undoubtedly a great little game console, but more than three years after its launch, some of its software still feels a bit clunky. Now Nintendo is officially joining the year 2020 (just as it’s about to end, but that’s fine!) with a Switch upgrade that adds some much-needed features. Read more...

YC-backed BuildBuddy raises $3.15M to help developers build software more quickly

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BuildBuddy , whose software helps developers compile and test code quickly using a blend of open-source technology and proprietary tools, announced a funding round today worth $3.15 million. The company was part of the Winter 2020 Y Combinator batch , which saw its traditional demo day in March turned into an all-virtual affair. The startups from the cohort then had to raise capital as the public

Giving Tuesday campaigns that'll help you support good causes

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This year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are nearing their end, but Giving Tuesday has arrived to ensure some of your money goes to causes that truly matter. Giving Tuesday — the self-titled " global generosity movement " — was founded in 2012, and is now celebrated every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It's a day to give back and connect with charitable organizations, especially a

Don’t believe the Halo Infinite battle royale rumors you’ve been hearing

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Yesterday, a new rumor about Halo Infinite started circulating. Specifically, this rumor claimed that Halo Infinite would have a battle royale mode when it launches at some unknown point in the future, which is somewhat easy to believe given just how popular battle royale games are. Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a Halo-themed battle royale are going to have … Continue reading

AWS adds natural language search service for business intelligence from its data sets

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When Amazon Web Services launched QuickSight , its business intelligence service, back in 2016, the company wanted to provide product information and customer information for business users — not just developers. At the time, the natural language processing technologies available weren’t robust enough to give customers the tools to search databases effectively using queries in plain speech. Now,

The First Cases For Facebook's Oversight Board Tackle Hate Speech, Nudity, and Nazi Germany

Facebook Board Cases
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Following a months-long staffing spree, Facebook’s Independent Oversight Board announced the first six cases it’s taking on to deliberate Facebook’s sprawling policies surrounding content moderation. Read more...

AWS announces DevOps Guru to find operational issues automatically

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At AWS re:Invent today, Andy Jassy announced DevOps Guru, a new tool for DevOps teams to help the operations side find issues that could be having an impact on an application performance. Consider it like the sibling of CodeGuru, the service the company announced last year to find issues in your code before you deploy. It works in a similar fashion using machine learning to find issues on the ope

Voi, the European ‘micro mobility’ rental company, raises $160M additional equity and debt funding

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Voi , the Stockholm-headquartered micro mobility company known for its e-scooter rentals, has raised $160 million in new funding. The round, about two thirds equity and one third debt, is led by The Raine Group. Others participating include VNV Global, Balderton, Creandum, Project A, Inbox, and “sustainability-focused investor” Stena Sessan, along with individual backers with links to tech compan

Delta Blames Thanksgiving Cancelations On Coronavirus

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Delta had an extremely rough Thanksgiving . While the airline is typically known for its operational reliability, it canceled over 600 flights over a four day period, including over 270 cancelations on Thanksgiving day alone. As a point of comparison, both American and United ran nearly flawless operations over the same period. At the time a Delta spokesperson said the cancelations were because “

How to Clean Your Coffee Grinder After You've Used It to Grind Spices

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Freshly-ground spices simply taste better than their powdered counterparts, but in order to use freshly-ground spices, one has to actually grind them. If you are the kind of person who has a dedicated spice grinder: Great. I love that for you. But some of us don’t have room for two grinders in our lives. Some of us… Read more...

December Is Here so Find That Perfect Tree at Wayfair for Under $100

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Christmas Trees Under $100 | Wayfair

FDA details next steps for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

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The US FDA has set a date for its vaccine advisory committee to evaluate Moderna’s COVID-19 drug, which was submitted for emergency use authorization this week. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) is responsible for giving scientific and public health advice on proposed drugs and treatments, like the coronavirus vaccine candidate, ahead of the Food and Drug …

AWS launches SageMaker Data Wrangler, a new data preparation service for machine learning

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AWS launched a new service today, Amazon SageMaker Data Wrangler , that makes it easier for data scientists to prepare their data for machine learning training. In addition, the company is also launching SageMaker Feature Store , available in the SageMaker Studio, a new service that makes it easier to name, organize, find and share machine learning features. AWS is also launching Sagemaker Pipeli

WaveOne aims to make video AI-native and turn streaming upside down

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Video has worked the same way for a long, long time. And because of its unique qualities, video has been largely immune to the machine learning explosion upending industry after industry. WaveOne hopes to change that by taking the decades-old paradigm of video codecs and making them AI-powered — while somehow avoiding the pitfalls that would-be codec revolutionizers and “AI-powered” startups ofte

How to See the 1960s Rocket Booster That Will Fly by Earth Today

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The 1960s were a time of great technological optimism and international competition, and space exploration was reason—and the venue—for much of it. Yet everything futuristic will one day pass into history, and it turns out that some of the 20th century’s most sophisticated rocket technology is now little more than … Read more...

2022 Acura MDX reveal date confirmed – What to expect

SlashGear / 4h
Acura is on a roll right now, with the unexpectedly-capable 2021 TLX under its belt, and now we know when the next big launch, the 2022 Acura MDX, is taking place. The automaker’s three-row SUV is already one of its most important vehicles, but with this fourth-generation update it’s set to double-down on the concept of pairing rewarding dynamics with … Continue reading

AWS announces high resource Lambda functions, container image support & millisecond billing

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AWS announced some big updates to its Lambda serverless function service today. For starters, starting today it will be able to deliver functions with up to 10MB of memory and 6 vCPUs (virtual CPUs). This will allow developers building more compute-intensive functions to get the resources they need. “Starting today, you can allocate up to 10 GB of memory to a Lambda function. This is more than a

Save even more on a budget Samsung 4K TV on sale for under $300

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Save $72: The Samsung 43-inch Crystal UHD TU-8000 4K smart TV is on sale for $297.99 at Amazon as of Dec. 1. That's the lowest price we've seen on this model. The calendar might say that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but the latest sales beg to differ. Plenty of our favorite TV deals are still live and in stock, at least for now. And after a full weekend of shopping, this deal on a Sams

Thousands of unsecured medical records were exposed online

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Thousands of medical records for US patients, some of whom are children, were exposed in yet another lapse in health data security . A company named nTreatment, which handles records for clients in the healthcare industry, failed to protect one of its cloud servers with a password, according to TechCrunch . The server stored around 109,000 files, including doctors' notes, third-party test results

AWS launches Glue Elastic Views to make it easier to move data from one purpose-built data store to another

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AWS has launched a new tool to let developers move data from one store to another called Glue Elastic Views. At the AWS:Invent keynote CEO Andy Jassy announced Glue Elastic Views, a service that lets programmers move data across multiple data stores more seamlessly. The new service can take data from disparate silos and move them together. That AWS ETL service allows programmers to write a little

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written By You

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Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

How Essential Workers Can Get Free Coffee This Month at Starbucks

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Sometimes a cup of coffee can make the difference between a terrible day and a less-terrible one, and as the number of COVID cases continue to rise and lockdown talks begin again around the country, Starbucks is giving away a cup of coffee during the month of December to anyone who is a front-line worker. Read more...

Meet the new generation of puzzle-makers bringing mystery to your door

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Enlarge / Luckily in 2020, there may be an at-home puzzle for everyone. A few weeks ago, my husband and I broke into a museum. Well, we didn't break in, exactly. We had keys, so it was more like, you know, a little light trespassing. The keys came from some guy in a hooded cloak standing around outside, but they worked, and the cops never showed up. So, long story short: there’s an artifact sitti

Why WhatsApp Matters

200+NYT > Technology / 5h
What Facebook does to WhatsApp could change how we shop and use the internet forever.

Royal Caribbean is about to cruise again — but only this country’s residents can sail

The Points Guy / 5h
In a significant milestone for the comeback of cruising, Royal Caribbean is resuming sailings today in Asia , where it long has had a significant operation. The world’s largest cruise line is launching short cruises from Singapore with a single vessel — the 4,180-passenger Quantum of the Seas. The 16-deck-high cruise ship — the 13th largest in the world — will operate three- and four-night “cruis

AWS goes after Microsoft’s SQL Server with Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL

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AWS today announced a new database product that is clearly meant to go after Microsoft’s SQL Server and make it easier — and cheaper — for SQL Server users to migrate to the AWS cloud. The new service is Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL. The tagline AWS CEO Andy Jassy used for this service in his re:Invent keynote today is probably telling: “Stop paying for SQL Server licenses you don’t need.” And

pintoras:Marie Bracquemond (French, 1840 - 1916): Le goûter (c....

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pintoras : Marie Bracquemond (French, 1840 - 1916): Le goûter (c. 1880) (via Paris Musées )

China Lands on Moon Before Returning to Earth With Lunar Rocks

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Touchdown! China’s Chang’e-5 mission successfully touched down on the Moon Tuesday. While China’s Chang’e-4 mission has been exploring the far side of the Moon for close to two years , this new mission will last less than one lunar day . Chang’e-5’s robotic lander will spend just a few days on the Moon, The Verge reports , during which it’s expected to dig up the first samples of lunar soil to be

China lands on the moon again – here’s what comes next

China 5 Moon Chang’e-5
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It would appear that China has landed on our moon, once again. The Chang’e-5 mission (嫦娥五号) works with China’s mission module ready to bring back samples from the surface of our nearest space neighbor. The landing was expected to take place near the mountain Mons Rumker, in the Oceanus Porocellarum region on our moon. The announcement was made in a … Continue reading

Samsung will reportedly kill the Note line to focus on foldables

Samsung Galaxy Note
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Enlarge It has been rumored for years , but now even Reuters is claiming that Samsung is killing the Galaxy Note. Samsung's big-screen, stylus-packing phone has struggled for years to differentiate itself from the Galaxy S line, and with the rise of foldables, Samsung apparently doesn't have room anymore for redundant slab phones. Reuters says that "the South Korean tech giant does not have plans

Floww raises $6.7M for its data-driven marketplace matching founders with investors, based on merit

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Floww – a data-driven marketplace designed to allow founders to pitch investors, with the whole investment relationship managed online – says it has raised $6.7M / £5M to date in Seed funding from angels and family offices. Investors include Ramon Mendes De Leon, Duncan Simpson Craib, Angus Davidson, Stephane Delacote and Pip Baker (Google’s Head of Fintech UK) and multiple Family Offices. The ca

AWS brings ECS, EKS services to the data center, open sources EKS

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Today at AWS re:Invent, Andy Jassy talked a lot about how companies are making a big push to the cloud, but today’s container-focussed announcements gave a big nod to the data center as the company announced ECS Anywhere and EKS Anywhere, both designed to let you run these services on-premises, as well as in the cloud. These two services, ECS for generalized container orchestration and EKS for th

SpaceX Will Launch Remote Controlled Racecars to Lunar Surface

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An ambitious startup is sending a pair of 5.5 pound, remotely-controlled racecars to the lunar surface to hold the first ever car race on the Moon, New Atlas reports — and a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will help them get there as soon as October 2021. The race is being organized by Moon Mark, a multimedia and education content company, which partnered with Intuitive Machines, a Houston-based aerospace

Find out how we’re working toward living and working in space at TC Sessions: Space 2020

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The idea of people going to live and work in space, outside of the extremely unique case of the International Space Station, has long been the strict domain of science fiction. That’s changing fast, however, with public space agencies, private companies and the scientific community all looking at ways of making it safe for people to live and work in space for longer periods – and broadening acces

China’s Chang’e 5 mission has successfully landed on the moon

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500+MIT Technology Review / 5h
China has just landed a new spacecraft on the surface of the moon. The mission, Chang’e 5, will collect lunar rocks and soil to bring back to Earth, as part of China’s first-ever sample return mission. What happened: China launched Chang’e 5 on November 23 . On Sunday, while in lunar orbit, Chang’e 5 separated into two parts: an orbiter and return capsule that would remain in lunar orbit, and a l

Top Christmas gifts for Apple fans: the perfect pairings for iPhone, iPad and Mac

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Know someone with an iPhone, iPad or Mac? Here's what you should buy them this Christmas.

EasyJet Reduces Carry-On Baggage Allowance

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EasyJet will be adjusting its carry-on policy as of February 10, 2021, and it’s bad news for passengers. In many ways the airline has had one of the most generous baggage policies for a low cost carrier, but that will be changing. For that matter, I’ve found flying EasyJet within Europe to actually be quite pleasant. EasyJet’s new carry-on policy EasyJet will be adjusting its carry-on policy for

How to Clean Your Gaming Controllers Without Damaging Them

200+Lifehacker / 5h
During the pandemic, video games are more vital than ever to our mental health ( and we aren’t just saying that ). And as more people are playing video games than ever , controllers are a focal point at many parties and family gatherings—which is why it’s important to regularly clean your controllers and other shared… Read more...

Utah monolith was apparently torn down by a group of dudes, not aliens

100+Mashable / 5h
The weird monolith that appeared in the Utah desert quickly disappeared, making the whole ordeal even more mysterious. Of course, that led to online virality and speculation. But we've now at least learned the disappearance wasn't anything supernatural — a group of people apparently came and ripped it down. Photographer Ross Bernards made a trip to snap some pics at the sleek, metal sculpture. He

A fashion designer made a dress powered by your brain — Future Blink

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Fashion tech designer Anouk Wipprecht incorporates engineering, robotics, and interactive design into her futuristic projects. Read more... More about Google , Mashable Video , Intel , Cirque Du Soleil , and Fashion Technology

SoftBank, Volvo back Flock Freight with $113.5M to help shippers share the load

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Everyday thousands of trucks carry freight along U.S. highways, propelling the economy forward as consumer goods, electronics, cars and agriculture make their way to distribution centers, stores and eventually households. It’s inside these trucks — many of which sit half empty — where Flock Freight, a five-year-old startup out of San Diego, believes it can transform the industry. Now, it has the

Flip the Lid on an Intel Core i5-Powered HP Pavilion 13 With 16GB of RAM, 512GB of Storage, and Wi-Fi 6 for $547

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Pavilion 13t (Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) | $579 | HP | Promo Code SMBHOL10 Read more...

'Happiest Season' cast and creators talk LGBTQ holiday movie representation

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The cast and creators of Happiest Season explain how they hope the film will change LGBTQ representation in holiday films. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Hulu , Lgbtq , Kristen Stewart , and Mackenzie Davis

Will 2021 Reduced Elite Qualification Rules Make Status Too Easy, Benefits Hard To Get?

View from the Wing / 5h
Whether 2021 status requirements are set too high or too low really isn't clear yet, because we don't know what travel is going to look like even as it starts to come back once the pandemic begins to get under control. And not all benefits are scarce, so that more elites mean fewer benefits for those who earn it 'the hard and usual way'. If it turns out there are too many elites, how a program ha

Evernote's major redesign is rolling out on Android

56Engadget / 5h
Evernote's major redesign is now rolling out on Android, following its arrival on iPhone, iPad, Windows and MacOS. The latest version includes an overhauled note editor, with a revamped formatting toolbar and streamlined font selection. The editor has a more consistent, cleaner look across various devices as well. Navigation should be simpler thanks to a reworked menu on the left of the screen. T

Uber Eats Postmates

Uber Completes Postmates
100+Gizmodo / 5h
Uber claims more turf in the pandemic food delivery conquest: the company has finally acquired the grocery delivery service Postmates because, in Uber’s masterful doublespeak , “ combination of platforms provides more choice .” They actually said that. Postmates will retain its logo and app but will merge its delivery… Read more...

Waymo is building a new replica city to test its driverless tech

SlashGear / 5h
Waymo is opening two new autonomous vehicle facilities, including a dense urban playground for its self-driving passenger cars as they refine their human-replacing technology. The Alphabet-owned company, spun out from Google’s labs, currently operates a ride-hailing program in Phoenix, AZ, Waymo One, but has visions of far broader applications for driverless cars and trucks. Waymo One recently ca

Deal alert: Get a free Amtrak Acela ticket after buying a paid round-trip ticket

23The Points Guy / 5h
Everyone loves a BOGO sale ! Amtrak is back with another Acela promotion where you’ll get a free ticket after taking a qualifying round-trip. You’ll have to take two qualifying one-way trips on Acela from now through Feb. 10, 2021, and spend a minimum of $49 each way. The one-way Acela coupons are redeemable for Acela Business class travel from Dec. 4, 2020, through March 15, 2021. If you’re an A

AWS launches Trainium, its new custom ML training chip

100+TechCrunch / 5h
At its annual re:Invent developer conference, AWS today announced the launch of AWS Trainium , the company’s next-gen custom chip dedicated to training machine learning models. The company promises that it can offer higher performance than any of its competitors in the cloud, with support for TensorFlow, PyTorch and MXNet. It will be available as EC2 instances and inside Amazon SageMaker, the com

Airbnb seeks valuation of nearly $35 billion in I.P.O.

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Users left distraught as Google Cloud Print set to bite the dust

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Google Cloud Print will be no longer be supported from next year, leaving some users scrambling for alternatives.

See 64+ Shiny Pokemon GO monsters in 2 days (with evolutions)

SlashGear / 6h
We’ve taken a look at the next Pokemon GO Community Day event, and there’s good news. Niantic’s plan is to re-feature all Pokemon that’d been featured in Community Day events in the years 2019 and 2020. That means there’ll be 22 Pokemon appearing on December 12 and December 13, 2020, all with increased odds of Shiny spawn! If you’re looking … Continue reading

Long-lost Superman 64 for PlayStation resurfaces – and the backstory is wild

SlashGear / 6h
Superman 64 is undoubtedly one of the most infamous games in the history of gaming. Superman 64 is a historically bad game – one that all other bad games are compared to – and it almost existed on the original PlayStation instead of being an N64 exclusive. This PlayStation version of Superman 64 was ultimately cancelled because the license developer … Continue reading

The Mandalorian Has Raised Some New Questions About Its Star Wars Timeline

500+Gizmodo / 6h
When The Mandalorian brazenly introduced a certain former Jedi apprentice this past week, the show connected to the larger Star Wars universe in its biggest way yet. Ahsoka Tano isn’t just “The Jedi” who would help Din Djarin complete his quest with the Child, she’s a Jedi who knows way more than he, or anyone else,… Read more...

Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli's first fully CG movie

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You no longer have to wonder how Studio Ghibli will enter the world of fully computer-generated animation . Ghibliotheque reports the company has released the first trailer for Earwig and the Witch , which makes its premiere on Japanese broadcaster NHK on December 30th. The clip is unsurprisingly in Japanese, but gives you a sense of how Ghibli will tackle digital art. Thankfully, the studio’s se

You Can Now Watch Showtime for Free on Pluto TV... Sort of

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Showtime’s got some good shows, but streaming them requires yet another subscription. However, according to Variety , the premium channel is now adding a smattering of its original programming to a free channel on Pluto TV. Read more...

How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

41Lifehacker / 6h
Crowdfunding is a way to fundraise for a specific cause, expanding your reach to excite and motivate a broad base of typically smaller donors. Running a successful crowdfunding campaign takes calculated effort and attention, and after working in fundraising for five years with the largest arts-based fiscal sponsor in… Read more...

Zoom dumps Oracle cloud services in favor of AWS

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AWS remains Zoom’s preferred cloud provider, with the two companies confirming a multi-year agreement is in place.

Google AI Solves Longstanding, Near-Impossible Biology Problem

500+Futurism / 6h
Predicting Biology Google’s DeepMind team developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that seems to have cracked a biological challenge so complicated that it’s seemed all but impossible for decades. DeepMind announced in a blog post Monday that its scientists developed an algorithm, AlphaFold 2, that solved what’s called the protein folding problem: an ambitious scientific endeavor with the g

How Amex has innovated to keep cardholders engaged in 2020

The Points Guy / 6h
Ah, 2020. It’s been a year like no other. And when it comes to how we’re spending money in 2020 versus years past, the distinction couldn’t be starker. One of the biggest impacts? The sharp decline in travel and travel spending. Demand for travel is now ever-so-slowly recovering from the depths of the pandemic earlier this spring. However, an October 2020 McKinsey survey showed that four out of f

How to Pause Notifications on Android

67How-To Geek / 6h
Notifications can be a blessing and a curse. They’re super handy at times, but they can be distracting too. If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, there’s a good chance you can give yourself a break and snooze them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NVIDIA's RTX 3060 Ti Graphics Card Can Beat the 2080 Super for Just $400

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
How-To Geek / 6h
Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all old graphics cards away. If you’re looking to send yours floating sometime soon, the new RTX 3060 Ti could be the midrange upgrade you’ve been waiting for. NVIDIA just announced it: it’s both the newest and the cheapest addition to the 3000 series line, and it goes on sale tomorrow, December 2nd for $399.99. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Libra cryptocurrency renamed Diem to add distance from Facebook

Facebook Libra Diem
SlashGear / 6h
The Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency hasn’t even launched yet, but it’s already rebranding, with its stablecoin product now set to debut as Diem. The move – which comes as the organization hires a number of high-profile execs – is being seen as an attempt to draw further distinction between the crypto project and the ever-controversial Facebook. Indeed, the new Diem Association … Continue rea

The Galaxy Note 2021 death knell keeps getting louder

Samsung Galaxy Note
SlashGear / 6h
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, Galaxy Note, it tolls for thee! Another set of sources delivered bad news for fans of the main Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone lineup this week. Earlier whispers of the demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone appear to have been corroborated, with a “sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones due to the … Continue reading

These air fryers are still at Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices

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Here are all the best air fryers that are still available at Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices as of Dec. 1: OUR TOP PICK: Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 pressure cooker and air fryer — save $50 BEST BASKET AIR FRYER: COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8-quart — save $34.01 BEST BUDGET PICK: Chefman TurboFry two-quart air fryer — save $10 Did you sleep through the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? No

Report: British Airways Restoring Service In First & Business Class

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
It sounds like British Airways may soon be restoring its full service in first and business class, after significantly scaling it back in the spring of 2020. Let’s take a look at the current service, and then we’ll talk about what’s allegedly changing. British Airways’ reduced coronavirus service At the beginning of the pandemic we saw airlines around the world adjust inflight service, in order t

Tuesday's Best Deals: Fortnite Switch Console, Kopari Beauty, Christmas Trees, Milwaukee Impact Driver, Winter Hats, Giant Pikachu Funko Pop, and More

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A Fortnite Switch console and a Kopari Beauty sale lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Amazon and Apple Shift From Intel's Chips, Driving Industry Change

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Amazon’s cloud computing business and Apple’s Macs are increasingly using the companies’ homegrown chips.

The Revlon One-Step is now cheaper than it was on Black Friday

Mashable / 6h
SAVE 58%: The Revlon One-Step hair dryer and volumizer is on sale on Amazon for just $25.19 (its lowest price ever) as of Dec. 1. It typically retails for $59.99, so this deal is saving you nearly $35. We may not be going anywhere nowadays, but we still want to look good. That's one takeaway from Amazon's latest blog post , which takes stock of its massive Black Friday sale and notes that the Rev

How to See the 1960s Rocket Booster That Will Fly by Earth Today

100+Lifehacker / 6h
The 1960s were a time of great technological optimism and international competition, and space exploration was reason—and the venue—for much of it. Yet everything futuristic will one day pass into history, and it turns out that some of the 20th century’s most sophisticated rocket technology is now little more than … Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Fortnite Switch Console, Kopari Beauty, Christmas Trees, Milwaukee Impact Driver, Winter Hats, Giant Pikachu Funko Pop, and More

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A Fortnite Switch console and a Kopari Beauty sale lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Aftermarket truck mods pollute as much as 9 million extra pickups

500+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / A thoughtful soul decides to poison the air as he drives through the infield at Daytona International Raceway during the 2016 Rolex 24 race. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) I remember the first time someone rolled coal on me. It was 2006, and I was driving to work at the University of Kentucky. It was a bright, sunny day in Lexington, and I had the roof down and was stopped in traffic behind

Walmart Cyber Monday continues: deals on 4K TVs, iPhone, laptops, AirPods, and more

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The Walmart Cyber Monday sale is still happening now, and we've rounded up the best deals on 4K TVs, iPhone, laptops, AirPods, and more.

Upgrade your movie nights with this portable LG projector

32Mashable / 6h
Save $123: The LG Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector is on sale on Amazon for $526.99 as of Dec. 1, saving you $123 on list price. Drive-in theaters had their time in the limelight this year when all regular movie theaters shut down. If you loved the old-school feel but don't necessarily want to deal with the traffic each time you want to watch something, you can bring the theater experience h

Quibi's short life is over

82Engadget / 6h
Less than a year after its arrival, the high-profile short-form video streaming service Quibi is no more. The company announced in October it would shut down “about” December 1st , but didn’t offer a concrete date for winding down its operations . That day has arrived, and Quibi is dead. You’ll no longer be able to log in or access Quibi’s shows, which were presented in episodes of 10 minutes or

Reddit shares its daily user figures for the first time

59Engadget / 6h
Reddit likes to pitch itself as the “front page of the internet,” but how popular is it, really? We now know. The company has revealed its daily active users for the first time, telling the Wall Street Journal that it had 52 million daily active users in October 2020. That’s a 44 percent jump from a year earlier, the community-driven site said. The company has remained secretive about its numbers

Arecibo SETI Telescope Collapses Completely

Arecibo Puerto Rico
500+Futurism / 7h
RIP It’s a sad day for astronomy. The iconic Arecibo Observatory collapsed on Tuesday, according to officials. The 900-ton platform suspended above the 1,000-foot-wide dish antenna came crashing down, caused by failing cables that were already stretched to their limits. As recently as yesterday, NASA had been exploring options to repair the ailing dish. The instrument platform of the 305m telesco

How to Fix Audio Level Problems in Windows 10

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Windows 10 includes a custom volume mixer, which sounds like a great idea on paper—who wouldn’t a way to control the volume of individual apps? It’s incredibly useful when you need to dial back your game audio a bit so you can hear your guildmates on Discord (or the YouTube video you’re listening to in the… Read more...

Historic Arecibo telescope collapses after multiple cable breaks

Arecibo Puerto Rico
SlashGear / 7h
A complete collapse of the instrument platform of the Arecibo Observatory’s 305m telescope collapsed last night. The collapse was confirmed this morning by the National Science Foundation in a series of official messages. The NSF is working with stakeholders to “assess the situation”, and no injuries were reported. Per an NSF representative: “Our top priority is maintaining safety.” “NSF is … Con

2 of Dyson's glorious hair tools come with free money at Best Buy

24Mashable / 7h
Get a $50 gift card: Best Buy is adding free gift cards to any purchase of a full-price Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer or Airwrap Volume + Shape Styler . Scheming to gift a Dyson hair tool this holiday season? Best Buy has your best deal. The elite (and iconically expensive) styling devices rarely see discounts. Despite our hopes for a surprise this Black Friday and Cyber Week, the most that even Dy

Russian spaceport officials are being sacked left and right

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Vladimir Putin, center, and Dmitry Rogozin, far right, tour Russia's new Vostochny Cosmodrome in October 2015. (credit: Kremlin) The controversial leader of Russia's space enterprises, Dmitry Rogozin, has continued a spree of firings that have seen many of the nation's top spaceport officials fired, arrested, or both. Most recently, on November 27, Russian media reported that Rogozin fired the le

Lucid Motors completes $700M factory to produce its first electric vehicles

300+TechCrunch / 7h
Electric automaker Lucid Motors has completed the initial phase of its $700 million factory, a milestone required to begin production of its first luxury all-electric Air sedan this spring. The factory, which is located about halfway between Tucson and Phoenix off Interstate 10, has the capacity to produce 30,000 vehicles a year. If Lucid, led by CEO Peter Rawlinson, is successful in its bid to a

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon

China 5 Moon Chang’e-5
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Chinese state news agencies are reporting a successful landing of the Chang’e-5 lunar robotic lander, which will seek to return lunar rock samples back to Earth. The launch took off on November 23, and attained lunar orbit on November 28. It launched the lander vehicle on November 30, and the reports today from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) says that at shortly after 10 AM EST it

Arecibo radio telescope’s massive instrument platform has collapsed

Arecibo Puerto Rico
1KArs Technica / 7h
The immense instrument platform and the large collection of cables that supported it, all of which are now gone. (credit: NSF ) On Monday night, the enormous instrument platform that hung over the Arecibo radio telescope's big dish collapsed due to the failure of the remaining cables supporting it. The risk of this sort of failure was the key motivation behind the National Science Foundation's re

Join us for a live Q&A with Sapphire’s Jai Das right now!

100+TechCrunch / 7h
We’re live! Check the links below! Today’s the day! In just a few hours I am chatting with with Jai Das , a managing director at Sapphire Ventures . The conversation is part of the second season of our Extra Crunch Live series that has seen all sorts of investors and founders join TechCrunch for a dig into their work. Das’ participation comes at the perfect moment: He invested early in MuleSoft,

Best Buy's Cyber Monday deals are still live: all the best offers in the Cyber Week sale

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Best Buy Cyber Monday deals are still live - here's all the best offers you can grab this week.

The world's largest laptop SSD will be a 16TB model from Sabrent

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Need for storage, rather than need for speed.

A bunch of Le Creuset products are on sale at Amazon — here are the best options

Mashable / 7h
BEST LE CREUSET DEALS ON AMAZON: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Round Grill — $99.95 (save $70) Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Braiser — $179.99 (save $69.96) Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Rectangular Roaster — $229.95 (save $55) Like KitchenAid, Le Creuset's kitchen products are among the most coveted around. Not only do they look gorgeous and stylish, but they'r

You can still save nearly 50% on 12 months of PS Plus at CD Keys right now

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Cyber Monday may be over, but you can still save on 12 months of PS Plus at CD Keys right now.

Here's what to do when Google Photos storage is no longer free

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Photos will soon count towards the Google Drive data cap.

US shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

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Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according to a report from Sensor Tower . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure th

How to Use Microsoft Teams’ Built-In Wiki

22How-To Geek / 7h
Wikis are great at capturing information in a simple format that’s easy to read and edit. Microsoft Teams includes a wiki built into every channel that’s added to a team—here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Snapdragon 888 launches with host of new features for next-gen flagship phones

Qualcomm Snapdragon
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The Snapdragon 888 has been officially unveiled, giving us a look at what to expect from 2021's flagship phones.

TPG’s parent company buys Lonely Planet in major expansion of travel portfolio

200+The Points Guy / 7h
Major news today in the travel industry and for The Points Guy. TPG parent company Red Ventures announced Tuesday morning that it is buying the storied travel company Lonely Planet from NC2 Media. Terms of the deal between the two private companies were not disclosed. For more TPG news, deals and points and miles tips delivered each morning to your inbox, subscribe to our daily newsletter . The p

Disney Is Teaching Robots How to Sculpt With Clay

500+Gizmodo / 7h
Robots might have already taken over industries like manufacturing, but when it comes to more creative endeavors, like the arts, humans still hold a strong lead. But for how long? Disney’s researchers have created a system that allows human artists to teach aspiring robotic Michelangelos how to sculpt clay using tools … Read more...

Facebook’s self-styled ‘oversight’ board selects first cases, most dealing with hate speech

Facebook Board Cases
100+TechCrunch / 7h
A Facebook -funded body that the tech giant set up to distance itself from tricky and potentially reputation-damaging content moderation decisions has announced the first bundle of cases it will consider. In a press release on its website the Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) says it sifted through more than 20,000 submissions before settling on six cases — one of which was referred to it directly b

Your ears aren’t wrong – some PlayStation 5 may be louder than others

SlashGear / 7h
As we move into the next generation of gaming, a lot of people seem to be making a big deal about how quiet these new consoles are. Specifically, a number of PlayStation 5 reviews mentioned the lack of noise coming from the console as it was running games, which seems like a night and day difference following the PlayStation 4 … Continue reading

Exxon Continues Unprecedented Tumble

70Gizmodo / 7h
When the fossil fuel industry finally winds down in the coming decades, 2020 will stand as a pivotal year. Major corporations have been knocked off their pedestals, and there’s no bigger fall than Exxon’s. Read more...

Philips sues Xiaomi India for patent infringement

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The Dutch company is seeking a ban on import, manufacturing and sales of Xiaomi smartphones, including the ones in question, for patent violations

Against all odds, Ethereum 2.0 is finally here

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The Ethereum 2.0 genesis event was triggered successfully, thanks to last-gasp ETH injection.

The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm's latest premium CPU for smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon
200+Engadget / 7h
Every December for the last few years , Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation high-end CPU that ends up powering many flagship smartphones for the first half of the following year. Though 2020 might be different than previous years, the tech product cycle is not letting up. The company is announcing today that its latest premium mobile chipset is the Snapdragon 888, and it’ll be in Xiaomi’s u

Facebook-backed Libra Association changes its name

Facebook Libra Diem
30Mashable / 7h
Having changed pretty much everything in the organization, the Libra Association is now changing its name. Goodbye Libra Association, hello Diem Association. "The Diem Association will continue to pursue a mission of building a safe, secure and compliant payment system that empowers people and businesses around the world," the organization said in a press release Tuesday. The name change comes af

Snapdragon 888 revealed – Qualcomm’s 5G flagship for Android in 2021

Qualcomm Snapdragon
SlashGear / 7h
Qualcomm has announced its latest flagship chipset, with the Snapdragon 888 set to power the next generation of high-end Android devices in 2021. As you’d expect, there’s a big focus on 5G, with the Snapdragon 888 featuring the company’s latest 3rd generation Snapdragon X60 modem. Full details of the chipset won’t be revealed until tomorrow, Qualcomm says, with only the … Continue reading

BlackBerry shares rocket upwards on AWS deal to integrate sensor data in vehicles

BlackBerry Amazon AWS
100+TechCrunch / 7h
BlackBerry shares shot up in early trading on news that the company will partner with Amazon Web Services to jointly develop and market its vehicle data integration and monitoring platform, IVY . BlackBerry stock was up 35% or $2.11 at the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange. It’s a sign of both the potential market for smart vehicle services and the ability of Amazon businesses to turn b

Novakid’s ESL app for children raises $4.25M Series A led by PortfoLio and LearnStart investors

100+TechCrunch / 7h
With the pandemic playing havoc with children’s education EdTech startups have been on a roll. A new fundraising seems to come almost every week at this point. Today it’s Novakid’s turn. This EdTech startup is yet another ‘learning English as a second language for children’ startup. But it at least has a chance among the plethora of solutions out there, having raised a $4.25 million Series A fina

A Gang of Men Apparently Stole the Utah Monolith

1KFuturism / 7h
The mysterious shiny metal monolith discovered in the wilderness of Utah last week didn’t last long. Days after its discovery, the otherworldly installation disappeared without a trace . But thanks to a detailed first-hand account posted by nature photographer Ross Bernards on Instagram, we may just have figured out who stole it. Spoiler alert: they weren’t aliens — and they don’t sound like “ me

SEO industry raises concern after Google quietly published AI web stories

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Google began adding extra contextual links to the featured snippets that appear at the top of its search results last week.

Sony Xperia 1 II is getting Android 11 imminently, with other phones to follow

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Sony has revealed that the Xperia 1 II will get Android 11 in December, with other phones getting it soon after.

You can still save $130 on this super-tough Garmin watch – if you move fast

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The Garmin Instinct is built like a tank, and you can grab one for just $169.99 while this deal lasts.

Fundr, launching its first portfolio, uses an algorithm to remove bias from investing

68TechCrunch / 7h
For all the ways that the Silicon Valley scene excels, diversity and inclusion is not one of them. But a new startup called Fundr is looking to do the heavy lifting to help investors diversify their portfolio. Fundr is an investment marketplace founded by Lauren Washington, Boris Moyston, and Jean-Philippe Desmontils. The platform is aimed at angel investors, but available to institutional VCs as

Thousands of U.S. lab results and medical records spilled online after a security lapse

100+TechCrunch / 7h
NTreatment, a technology company that manages electronic health and patient records for doctors and psychiatrists, left thousands of sensitive health records exposed to the internet because one of its cloud servers wasn’t protected with a password. The cloud storage server server was hosted on Microsoft Azure and contained 109,000 files, a large portion of which contained lab test results from th

Qualcomm announces the new Snapdragon 888 chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon
76TechCrunch / 7h
Qualcomm kicked off an all-virtual version of its annual summit this morning by announcing the launch of the the Snapdragon 888 platform. The chipmaker is clearly saving some key information for later in the virtual event, because it has yet to reveal a ton about its next SoC. We do, however, have an extremely modest quote from Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon to go on: “Creating premium experie

In first IPO price range, Airbnb’s valuation recovers to pre-pandemic levels

100+TechCrunch / 7h
This morning Airbnb released an S-1/A filing that details its initial IPO price range. The home-sharing unicorn intends to price its shares between $44 and $50 in its debut. Per the company’s own accounting, it will have 596,399,007 or 601,399,007 shares outstanding, depending on whether its underwriters exercise their option. That gives the company a valuation range of $26.2 billion to $30.1 bil

The second-gen Eve V may take on the Surface Pro again in 2021

76Engadget / 7h
You’d be forgiven for never hearing about the original Eve V : it was a curious, crowdsourced, cheaper competitor to the Surface Pro, built by a startup with an affinity for “nordic” design. And the big surprise? The end result was actually a capable little machine, with more charm than we expected. Since then, Eve has tapped its community to design a pair of headphones and a seemingly impressive

Scuf's first gaming headset is as customizable as its controllers

29Engadget / 7h
Scuf is expanding beyond its signature customizable gamepads to offer its first headset. The Corsair-owned brand has unveiled the H1 , a wired gaming headset based on the Virtuoso with extensive customization for its look and feel. You can choose between black and white base colors, omni- and uni-directional microphones, earpad cover material (hybrid or leather) and Astro-like “speaker tags” (rea

EyeBuyDirect has extended its Cyber Monday sale

Mashable / 7h
BOGOF, plus get 30% off: EyeBuyDirect's biggest sale of the year has been extended as of Dec. 1 — buy two frames for the price of one and get 30% off with code CYBERSAVE . Cyber Monday is technically over, but some deals are still lingering around. EyeBuyDirect decided to extend its Cyber Monday sale , so you can still shop the glasses brand's biggest savings of the year. The sale includes a buy

The 10 most-viewed GIFs of the year, according to GIPHY

26Mashable / 7h
2020 has been a long, strange, awful year. Thankfully, we're now reaching its tail end. In case you missed — you know, since time seems to pass strangely during a global pandemic — Tuesday marked the beginning of December. In honor of the year nearly being over, the folks over at GIPHY released their 25 most-viewed GIFs of 2020. You'd expect the results to be pretty dark, considering the year, bu

How to Fix Audio Level Problems in Windows 10

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Windows 10 includes a custom volume mixer, which sounds like a great idea on paper—who wouldn’t a way to control the volume of individual apps? It’s incredibly useful when you need to dial back your game audio a bit so you can hear your guildmates on Discord (or the YouTube video you’re listening to in the… Read more...

Here's Where You Can Grab a New Fortnite-Themed Nintendo Switch Bundle

64Lifehacker / 7h
Nintendo Switch Fortnite Wildcast Bundle | $300 | Amazon Nintendo Switch Fortnite Wildcat Bundle | $300 | Best Buy Nintendo Switch Fortnite Wildcat Bundle | $299 | Walmart Read more...

Gogo Isn’t Gogo Anymore, They’ve Sold Their Commercial Inflight Internet Business

View from the Wing / 7h
Gogo has gotten out of the business of providing inflight internet to commercial airlines and will focus on the private jet market instead. They sold their commercial aviation business to Intelsat. Intelsat believes it can negotiate more favorable terms with airlines (raise prices) and offer more bandwidth (allowing Delta to make internet free to passengers). Intelsat will lease Gogo’s air-to-gro

Doug the Pug launches foundation to help sick kids

400+Mashable / 7h
The internet's favorite pug is launching the Doug the Pug Foundation , a nonprofit aimed at individually helping sick children and their families. Officially launched on Giving Tuesday by Doug the Pug 's humans, Leslie Mosier, 28, and husband Rob Chianelli, 33, the Doug the Pug Foundation "will work to bring joy and needed support outside of treatment to children and their families battling cance

Here's Where You Can Grab a New Fortnite-Themed Nintendo Switch Bundle

64Gizmodo / 7h
Nintendo Switch Fortnite Wildcast Bundle | $300 | Amazon Nintendo Switch Fortnite Wildcat Bundle | $300 | Best Buy Nintendo Switch Fortnite Wildcat Bundle | $299 | Walmart Read more...

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition makes crossover EV even faster

Mustang Mach-E M. GT
SlashGear / 7h
Ford is adding a new, even more potent version of its electric crossover, with the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition adding speed and torque to live up to the pony badging. Based on the Mustang Mach-E GT announced at the end of 2019, the Performance Edition package will trim the estimated 0-60 mph time from 3.8 seconds, Ford says, to … Continue reading

Uber completes its $2.65 billion purchase of Postmates

Uber Completes Postmates
100+Engadget / 7h
Uber has completed its $2.65 billion purchase of food-and-grocery delivery service Postmates , the company has announced. The deal sees the two companies creating the second largest delivery platform in the US by size, dwarfed only by Doordash. In a statement , Uber committed to keeping Postmates as a separate, consumer-facing brand, while integrating its back-end into Uber Eats’ platform. And bo

Singapore & Hong Kong Travel Bubble Postponed Until 2021

200+One Mile at a Time / 8h
A new travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong was supposed to kick off as of November 22. It ended up being postponed by at least a couple of weeks just hours before launch, and has now been delayed indefinitely. Why the travel bubble has been delayed One condition of this new travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong was that it could be suspended in the event that either destination s

Facebook-backed Libra Association rebrands as Diem

Facebook Libra Diem
100+TechCrunch / 8h
The Libra Association, a consortium created by Facebook to support its Libra cryptocurrency efforts, announced this morning that it has a new name — the Diem Association — and made some key hires ahead of its launch. This is just the latest course correction since the Libra project was announced last year . In an attempt to appease financial regulators around the world, the association shifted it

South African swiped for nearly R300,000 in a single transaction on Black Friday

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PayFast, an online payment gateway, said one South African swiped for almost R300 ,000 in a single transaction on Black Friday

Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch wireless earbuds boast unbelievable battery life

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Building on the success of the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1, the AirPods-rivaling wireless earbuds are due to launch next year.

Amazon AWS adds Mac mini to its developer cloud – but M1 has to wait

Amazon AWS Mac Apple
SlashGear / 8h
Amazon is adding the Mac mini to its AWS cloud, adding a new option for those wanting an army of instantly-available EC2 Mac instances for coding and other applications. As with Amazon’s existing Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offering, users will be able to summon the capabilities of anything from one to hundreds of the computers, though initially that won’t mean … Continue reading

The new Xbox Series X update makes things feel a bit more next-gen

Xbox Series Game Pass
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The Xbox Series X November 2020 update brings more dynamic backgrounds and nifty new features to Microsoft’s console.

8 Ways to Get Your Kid to Read More

100+Lifehacker / 8h
Not only do many kids stop reading for fun around age 9 , we’re also in the midst of a pandemic that has brought much of their learning into the virtual space. That has many parents and educators worried about the potential for a “ COVID slide ,” in which some kids fall behind academically—even more than they would… Read more...

Facebook's first Oversight Board cases tackle hate speech and misinformation

Facebook Board Cases
100+Engadget / 8h
Facebook didn’t meet its goal of hearing Oversight Board cases before the US election , but it’s finally ready. The social media giant has revealed that the Board will tackle six appeal cases in its first outing, all of them prioritized based on their likelihood of affecting “lots of users around the world” through potential policy changes. Not surprisingly, four of them focus on hate speech and

Uber officially completes Postmates acquisition

Uber Completes Postmates
200+TechCrunch / 8h
Uber today announced the official completion of its Postmates acquisition deal, which it announced originally back in July. The all-stock deal, valued at around $2.65 billion at the time of its disclosure, sees Postmates join Uber, while continuing to operate as a separate service with its own branding and front-end – while some backend operations, including a shared pool of drivers, will merge.

How to Quickly Mute Annoying Notifications on Mac

21How-To Geek / 8h
Sometimes you need to take a breather from an app’s notifications. Instead of turning off app notifications only to forget about them later, here’s how you can quickly mute or unmute annoying notifications on Mac using the Deliver Quietly feature. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Loop Team wants to give remote workers an in-office feel

300+TechCrunch / 8h
As we’ve moved to work from home during the pandemic, it’s been challenging for remote workers to feel connected. Loop Team , a new entrant into the enterprise communications space, thinks the way we are communicating needs improvement. That’s why the startup is releasing Loop Team today, a tool that is trying to use software to reproduce the in-office experience. Company founder and CEO Raj Sing

WhatsApp introduces a new custom wallpaper feature

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

Tesco Mobile is throwing in free AirPods with iPhone deals in its Christmas sale

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Black Friday? We've forgotten it already thanks to the Tesco Mobile Christmas phone deals that have just landed on iPhones and Samsung.

Microsoft Defender antivirus now able to detect ZeroLogon attacks

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft Defender for Identity can now detect the ZeroLogon vulnerability early, allowing security teams to act quickly.

Willow's Disney+ Series May Feature Yet Another Star Wars Favorite

100+Gizmodo / 8h
A Game of Thrones star is set to board the remake of cult classic The Toxic Avenger . The Mandalorian may have more in store for its recent guest star . Hawkeye’s Disney+ series may finally be underway. Plus updates from Batwoman , The Flash , Star Trek: Discovery , and more. Spoilers away! Read more...

How to Make Eggnog Even Better

200+Lifehacker / 8h
It may shock you to learn this, but I am a woman of several shortcomings. Some are real, some exist merely in my mind. One that always bothered me was my inability to enjoy eggnog. As a lover of cream, eggs, booze, and seasonal fun, it sounded like something I would like, yet I always found the mouthfeel extremely… Read more...

Tomorrow American AAdvantage Launches Holiday Gift For Every Member And New Targeted Promos

View from the Wing / 8h
On Wednesday, December 2nd American AAdvantage members can go to the Promotion Center in their mileage accounts to find a free gift (miles, lounge passes etc) and register for a targeted promotion. Continue reading ...

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Android Phone More Secure

100+Wired / 8h
Here's how to lock down your data and stop others from snooping on your personal information.

Too Many Game Subscription Services? Here's How to Choose

60Wired / 8h
PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, Game Pass Ultimate—we break it down so you can pick the right one for you.

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - December 2020

84Wired / 8h
This month's list focuses on cases relating to Covid-19, as thousands of individuals have called on the UN to free jailed journalists amid the ongoing pandemic.

Holiday 2020: The Best Tech Gifts Under $100

20How-To Geek / 8h
It can be tough to stick to a budget while doing your holiday shopping. However, if you’re looking to spend anywhere from $75-$100 on a gift, we found the best tech gifts within that price range. From drones and bookshelf speakers to telescopes and turntables, we’ve got fun picks for everyone in your family. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Raspberry Pi 4: Good Enough For Gaming?

How-To Geek / 8h
Is the new Raspberry Pi 4 fast enough for gaming? And, if so, what sort of games can you play on it? This article will answer these questions, and show you how to improve performance and measure CPU speed! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Holiday 2020: 8 Thoughtful Gifts for Skiing and Snowboarding Enthusiasts

How-To Geek / 8h
Shopping for somebody who lives for winter sports? Here are some gifts that will make their time on the slopes more pleasant. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

How to Mark All Text Messages as Read on an iPhone or iPad

How-To Geek / 8h
If you have a huge number of unread text messages in your Messages app on iPhone or iPad, dealing with them one-by-one can be a hassle. Luckily, it’s easy to mark every one of your unread messages as read in the blink of an eye, but the feature is a bit hidden. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

High-speed hovertrains could have changed how we travel

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

Nvidia announces the $399 RTX 3060 Ti—and we’ve tested it

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
100+Ars Technica / 8h
The RTX 3060 Ti. Like other Nvidia 3000-series GPUs, it includes one HDMI 2.1 port and three DisplayPort 1.4 ports. [credit: Nvidia ] New computer GPUs have launched at a furious pace the past few months, mostly in the $500-and-up sector. This week, we finally see a 2020 GPU arriving at a lower price than a brand-new gaming console: the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti, priced at $399 and launching tomorrow, D

25 wildlife photos that show nature at its most beautiful, weird, and brutal

1KMashable / 8h
The Wildlife Photography Awards really is the gift that keeps on giving. A couple of months back we had the contest's highly commended entries , then we had the overall winners , and now it's time for the People's Choice category. On Tuesday, London's Natural History Museum — the organisation behind the competition — released a 25-strong shortlist, which ranges from the adorable and the amusing t

Lucid factory finally starts making the Air EV

69Mashable / 8h
The Lucid Air needs to get the show on the road. The range-busting debut vehicle still feels mysterious and ephemeral despite its global unveiling in September. While we've seen it and sat in it, it still isn't available for driving. Now, though, the new factory in Arizona is starting to produce the vehicle — a good sign that the Lucid Air isn't vaporware. The first cars will come out of the fact

Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti Is the Mid-Range GPU Champion

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
24Gizmodo / 8h
With the RTX 3090, 3080 , and 3070 graphics card launches now behind us, Nvidia has one more trick up its sleeve to close out 2020: the RTX 3060 Ti. Not quite a high-end graphics card and not quite a budget card, this latest addition to the 30-series family packs a bigger punch than any of the last-gen 20-series Super… Read more...

Varjo's New VR and XR Headsets Show Us a Glimpse Into the Future of Mixed Reality

32Gizmodo / 8h
Consumer mixed-reality headsets have come a long way since the first Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, thanks to higher-resolution displays, faster refresh rates, improved motion-tracking, and more. However, enterprise-level headsets have arguably made even bigger strides, and with its new third-gen VR and XR HMDs, Varjo… Read more...

Check your account: American Airlines will have a gift for you

100+The Points Guy / 8h
It’s been a busy few weeks at American Airlines’ Fort Worth headquarters. The carrier has recently unveiled a slew of customer-friendly updates to its policies and AAdvantage loyalty program, including improving the basic economy experience , eliminating most change fees and lowering the elite qualifying thresholds for 2021. These changes combined to help AA earn the TPG’s Editors’ Choice Award f

American AAdvantage Giving All Members A Gift

68One Mile at a Time / 8h
Well here’s a cute concept… AAdvantage members get gifts & promotions The American Airlines AAdvantage program will be giving every member a gift, simply for being a member. This promotion kicks off on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, and members will need to register to receive their gift. As Rick Elieson, President of AAdvantage, describes this promotion: “Our members truly are our greatest gift. T

NVIDIA GeForce 3060 Ti Review – Price pinch

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
SlashGear / 8h
So you’re looking for an NVIDIA RTX graphics card here in the year 2020 and you’ve struck out, time and time again. We’ve run through the RTX 3080, the RTX 3070, now it’s time for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. This card sits below the rest, but retains some key features of this most current (and often far more … Continue reading

One of the best digital photo frames is 26% off in this late Cyber Monday deal

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The Nixplay 2K, one of the best digital photo frames you can buy, is currently 26% off on this belated Cyber Monday deal.

IP Ratings Explained: What Does the Code Mean for Your Devices?

41How-To Geek / 9h
Every tech enthusiast worth their salt loves to pour over technical specs. But there’s one spec you’ve probably seen that you might not fully understand: IP ratings (like IP67). This enigmatic code represents a device’s resistance to intrusion from elements like dust and water, but what does each character mean? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Is Infrastructure as Code?

How-To Geek / 9h
Managing IT infrastructure is a hard job, but in recent years cloud providers have been making it easier to automate every aspect of a sysadmin’s life. Infrastructure as Code is the next step: defining all of your services in a configuration file which can be tracked through source control. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Absa clients warned over data leak

21Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Solid phosphorus has been discovered in dust particles collected from a comet

SlashGear / 9h
A study led by researchers from the University of Turku in Finland has discovered phosphorus and fluorine in solid dust particles that were collected from a comet. Scientists on the project say that their finding indicates that all the most important elements for life may have been delivered to Earth by comets. The discovery of phosphorus and fluorine in solid … Continue reading

Cristina Mittermeier’s Instagram chronicles a natural world on the brink. But she's got a plan to help save it.

Mashable / 9h
Posting photographs of nature's profound beauty to 1.4 million followers, marine biologist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier is helping us really see what we stand to lose through habitat destruction, pollution, and the effects of climate change. Each image is a celebration of nature's resilience and serves as evidence that life can flourish once again, particularly in our oceans, if we offer

Iconic Dish at Arecibo Observatory Has Collapsed

Arecibo Puerto Rico
2KGizmodo / 9h
The 1,000-foot radio dish at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has collapsed, according to officials and local reports. Read more...

Spider-Man's Composer on Crafting Miles Morales' Melodic Identity

53Gizmodo / 9h
The creative team behind Insomniac’s latest video game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales , found a number of different ways to convey to players that Miles and Peter Parker are profoundly different kinds of Spider-Man, despite being driven by similar senses of justice. One of the biggest ways it achieves that is through its… Read more...

SoftBank takes a $690M stake in cloud-based Swedish customer engagement company Sinch

100+TechCrunch / 9h
On the heels of Facebook taking a big step into customer service with the acquisition of Kustomer for $1 billion , another big move is afoot in the world of customer relationship management and engagement. Sinch , a Swedish company that provides cloud-based “omnichannel” voice, video and messaging services to help enterprises communicate with customers, has announced that SoftBank is taking a $69

The Best iPhone Home Screen Widgets We've Found So Far

100+Gizmodo / 9h
iOS 14 is here , which means iPhone owners can at long last start experimenting with home screen widgets, just like Android users have been able to do for years. If you’re not clear how to start customizing, we’ve shown you how here . Read more...

Despite everything, Oyo still has $1 billion in cash

200+TechCrunch / 9h
India’s Oyo has been one of the worst impacted startups with the coronavirus, but it has enough cash to steer through the pandemic and then look at funding further scale, a top executive says. In a townhall with employees last week, Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal said the budget lodging firm “continued to hold on to close to a billion dollars of cash” across its group companies and joint venture firm

30% Bonus On Amex Transfers To Marriott Bonvoy

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
One of the things that I love about American Express Membership Rewards is that the program has historically offered transfer bonuses fairly often. We haven’t seen too many of these during the pandemic, but it’s otherwise a staple of the program. Amex has just rolled out a new bonus on transfers to Marriott Bonvoy, which complements the transfer bonus available to Hilton Honors through January 31

Realme Ace said to be the brand’s next flagship with 125W fast charging

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Realme’s next flagship might be called the Ace, with the Snapdragon 888, 125W fast charging and a 108MP quad-camera.

Spotify reveals 2020's most-streamed songs

300+BBC News - Technology / 9h
The streaming giant reveals what its 320 million global listeners have been playing this year.

Bentley adds tweed options for Grand Tourer interiors

SlashGear / 9h
Bentley Mulliner has announced that it offers new door trim options in tweed for the Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Bentayga. The new interior options aim to provide Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division customers with more choice when specifying their vehicle. Bentley offers four contemporary tweed patterns aiming to add a high-quality texture to the near-limitless range of customization op

Zoom could be set to get even bigger next year

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Zoom once again defies expectations with massive results

You can now run a Mac Mini on AWS - but not the Apple M1

Amazon AWS Mac Apple
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Use the new service to let Amazon manage your Apple development environment.

Facebook Oversight Board reveals its first cases

Facebook Board Cases
100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
They include the removal of images of female breasts in a post about breast cancer.

MIT project generates custom robots to navigate different terrains

100+Engadget / 9h
Researchers at MIT have developed a way for a computer to essentially design its own robotic body, based on the available parts and the local terrain. Dubbed RoboGrammar, the system knows what obstacles it’ll need to cover and what equipment is available, and work everything else out from there. The paper’s lead author, Allan Zhao, told MIT News said that despite the variety of tasks robots are u

Delta Blames Covid-19 For Thanksgiving Operations Meltdown

20View from the Wing / 9h
Delta, which can go hundreds of days at a time without cancelling a flight, cancelled hundreds of flights in days over the Thanksgiving holiday. Delta blames Covid-19, offering "We didn't expect the effects of a sharp increase in capacity in the last part of the month to be compounded by rising number of positive COVID cases and quarantine requirements among pilots and other factors." Continue re

How to Back Up and Move Your Photos Between Services

100+Wired / 9h
Leaving Google Photos now that it's no longer free and unlimited? Considering Apple Photos or OneDrive? Here's how to take your library with you.

The 14 Best Tech Gifts for Kids

81Wired / 9h
Your child has spent years watching you tap away on your phone or laptop. Give them a turn on an age-appropriate device of their own.

Transfer Amex Points To Hilton With 40% Bonus

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
The US American Express Membership Rewards program has just launched a transfer bonus, which is a repeat of one we saw a few months ago. Unfortunately I wouldn’t get too excited about this one. Transfer Amex points to Hilton Honors with 40% bonus Through January 31, 2021, the Amex Membership Rewards program is offering a 40% bonus when you transfer points to Hilton Honors . Points ordinarily tran

How to See If an App Runs on an M1 Mac With Apple Silicon

How-To Geek / 9h
Apple’s ARM Macs include a machine translation solution named Rosetta 2. This lets those Macs run existing software designed for Intel Macs. But it’s not perfect. Here’s how to check whether your software is compatible before buying an Apple Silicon Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple MagSafe Duo Charger tipped to launch this month

SlashGear / 10h
In October, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12 line and announced new MagSafe and MagSafe Duo chargers. The standard MagSafe charger is currently available for purchase, but the MagSafe Duo availability is a mystery. A reseller from Switzerland called Digitec Galaxus, apparently a known and popular reseller, has published a listing for the MagSafe Duo charger suggesting that the charger … Continue

Netflix content given age rating by algorithm

100+BBC News - Technology / 10h
Staff watched and labelled films and series, then fed the data to an algorithm to generate an age rating.

Amex Platinum Cell Phone & Streaming Credits Guide

500+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Update : This is a reminder that it’s a new calendar month, so if you’re like me and have to manually make payments to take advantage of these Amex cell phone & streaming benefits across multiple cards, you can now do so for December. Also check out this handy Amex credit & benefit tracker . In light of the current pandemic we’re seeing card issuers add some more perks on select cards, in particu

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 launch live blog: what will be powering your 2021 phone?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Qualcomm is hosting an event where we expect to see the company's next-gen chipset that will feature in 2021's biggest phones.

Bitcoin peaks at record high close to $20,000

500+BBC News - Technology / 10h
The digital currency has traded as high as $19,920.53, beating a record set in December 2017.

Google Hangouts is (almost) dead, long live Google Chat

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Google Chat will supersede Hangouts over the course of the next few weeks.

Don't miss these Nintendo Switch deals, bundles and games before they're gone

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Don’t miss these Nintendo Switch deals before they're gone for good.

New Apple MacBook Pro with drastically improved screen could be here sooner than you think

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Mini-LED displays promise much better colors, contrast and overall image quality, not to mention boosted battery life.

Researchers discovered a galaxy that could shed light on our solar system

SlashGear / 10h
Researchers have discovered a unique stage of planetary system evolution by imaging a star system over 400 light-years away. Scientists on the project say the discovery provides an opportunity to study how our solar system developed. The discovery is of fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing out from a young and low-mass star. Researchers believe that studying the unique stage of … Continue read

Sony PS5 units bought from the grey market will not get warranty cover

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Sony has confirmed that the PS5 consoles bought from grey market will not get warranty coverage.

China refuses to apologise to Australia for fake soldier image

1KBBC News - Technology / 10h
The retort comes after Canberra demands an apology over a fake image of a soldier killing a child.

How a Vibrating Smartwatch Could Be Used to Stop Nightmares

500+Wired / 10h
The FDA has given NightWare clearance to market a “digital therapeutic” device that uses an Apple Watch to interrupt PTSD-related nightmares.

They Found Community, and Then Love, in Online Games

200+Wired / 10h
It's no surprise people build great friendships when they game together. But these folks found much more—sometimes across long distances and cultural divides.

How I leveraged a hotel partnership to extend expiring hotel points

The Points Guy / 10h
Points and miles have real value. So, I dislike letting any of my points and miles expire. Some loyalty programs, such as Delta SkyMiles and Best Western Rewards , offer rewards that never expire. But, rewards in most loyalty programs expire after a particular period of inactivity. And, rewards in several loyalty programs expire at a set time after earning the points. It’s easy to keep your point

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR debuts with more torque, added speed, and better refinement

SlashGear / 10h
Jaguar did the right thing in its 2021 F-Pace by extensively overhauling the previous model’s lifeless interior. And now, the F-Pace SVR is debuting with more torque from its monstrous 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. It still produces 550 horsepower similar to the outgoing model, but it now has 516 pound-feet of torque, 14 more than in the old V8. And … Continue reading

Smartphone market continues recovery but isn't out of the woods just yet

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Gartner figures are cause for optimism but come with a warning.

Free mobile data for a month anyone? Vodafone is giving it away

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Grab a free month's worth of unlimited data with Vodafone's Christmas gift this year. Here's how to get the free data for your mobile.

Super Nintendo World will open its doors next year

29Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Arse Technica rolls again: We review the All33 Backstrong C1 chair

28Ars Technica / 11h
Not too long after reviewing the Anda Fnatic and Secretlab Omega gaming chairs , I began getting offers of review samples for other chairs. The most curious of the bunch was the one we're reviewing today: the $599 All33 Backstrong C1 . The Backstrong C1 touts itself as chiropractor-designed—the chiropractor being Dennis Colonello. Colonello teamed up with industrial designer Jim Grove to build a

Converting a PDF into Google Docs is finaly less of an absolute nightmare

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Converting PDFs into Google Docs is about to get a whole lot easier.

AMD’s RX 6700 XT overclocking chops suggest some powerful custom graphics cards are on the way

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Clock speed limits hint that we could see some beefy factory overclocks on third-party cards.

Need a mobile for less than £100? These Honor deals at Amazon have got you covered

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The prices of Honor mobile phone deals have dropped on Amazon – and most have Google Services, too.

These Cyber Monday SIM only deals are still live with market-leading value

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These Cyber Monday SIM only deals are still going despite the big saving event coming to an end.

Can Websites See Your Physical Location?

100+How-To Geek / 11h
Websites you access can determine your physical geographical location in a few ways. Your IP address reveals your general area—unless you use a VPN. Websites can also ask for a more precise location. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

HP Spectre x360 deal is still live with $300 off

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The HP Spectre x360 is a brilliant convertible laptop, and its killer Cyber Monday deal is still live. But for how long?

Renders suggest that the Galaxy A32 may come with a unique design

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
A32 renders that have surfaced online suggest the phone may come with a flat rear panel, unlike other Samsung phones that have a slightly curved back offering an easy grip on large-bodied devices.

Rocket Lab says recovered booster in “good condition,” some parts will re-fly

57Ars Technica / 11h
Rocket Lab's Catch of the Day recovery vessel nears the Electron rocket's first stage. [credit: Rocket Lab ] Rocket Lab successfully launched its "Return to Sender" mission 10 days ago. Then, for the first time, the company attempted to recover the Electron booster's first stage from the ocean after this launch, and now Rocket Lab has provided a preliminary assessment of the vehicle's condition.

Facebook will start paying UK publishers for news stories

61Engadget / 11h
Facebook’s dedicated News tab , first seen in the US, will launch in the UK with a promise to pay UK news sites to license articles, the social media giant announced . It’ll arrive in January 2021 with partner sites including The Guardian , The Economist and The Mirror , along with lifestyle sites owned by Conde Nast, Hearst and others. “With Facebook News, we will pay publishers for content that

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series starts at $325,000

SlashGear / 11h
We talked about the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series a couple of weeks ago, and we previously said base prices would probably start at around $389,000. As it turns out, the newest and most potent AMG production vehicle will cost less than that. In its recent press release, Mercedes-AMG has officially announced pricing for its 2021 GT Black Series. It … Continue reading

GoSite snags $40M to help SMBs bring their businesses online

100+TechCrunch / 11h
There are 12 million small and medium businesses in the US, yet they have continued to be one of most underserved segments of the B2B universe: that volume underscores a lot of fragmentation, and alongside other issues like budget constraints, there are a number of barriers to building for them at scale. Today, however, a startup helping SMBs get online is announcing some significant funding — a

Spotify releases top streamed songs, artists, and podcasts for 2020

100+Mashable / 11h
Whatever you've been soundtracking this year, music and podcast streaming has taken some interesting turns. With many of us either working from home or just spending a lot of time in our own spaces during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, music and podcasts have been crucial for some to keep motivated, find comfort, or simply fill a quiet house . And it's also been political. Spotify has released it

Google Cloud unveils Anthos Bare Metal in hybrid push

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Anthos on Bare Metal should help organizations minimize unnecessary overheads as well as unlock new hybrid cloud and edge use cases.

These top 6 best mobile phone deals of Cyber Monday are still going strong

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The best mobile phone deals of the year are still available, but we don't know how much longer these iPhone, Samsung and Pixel prices will last.

Turns out Samsung could have an Apple AirTags-like geo-tracker before Apple does

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We've been hearing about the Apple AirTags for ages now, but Samsung might beat Apple to the punch.

Paytm waives charges on merchant transactions

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Paytm is set to absorb Rs 600 crore in MDR charged annually by banks and other charges and help MSMEs have adequate liquidity to expand their businesses.

Massive collection of prehistoric rock art discovered in the Amazon rain forest

20SlashGear / 11h
Scientists have discovered one of the world’s largest prehistoric rock art collections in the Amazon rain forest. Some call it “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients,” with tens of thousands of paintings on the cliff face. The art includes paintings of animals and humans created up to 12,500 years ago. The art is located on a cliff face that spans … Continue reading

WhatsApp has great new options for customizing chats: what you need to know

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Personalize individual chats to make them easier to identify.

OnePlus 9 Pro renders suggest it could see a significant camera downgrade

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
We've seen new OnePlus 9 Pro renders, and they show a camera setup that's quite different to the OnePlus 8 Pro's.

The 'lost' Superman PlayStation game has appeared in public

1KEngadget / 12h
Superman 64 is a 1999 Nintendo 64 title that has the unfortunate reputation as being one of the worst games ever made. Now, the lost PlayStation version of that very same, very dreadful, game has been posted online. The original Superman 64 was designed by French developer Titus Interactive, with the PlayStation port handled by its US subsidiary, BlueSky Software. But when Warner Bros. pulled Tit

This new iPhone 12 mini deal is the value buy we were hoping for over Black Friday

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
After a quiet Black Friday, a fantastic price for a new iPhone 12 mini deal has emerged - and our exclusive code makes it even cheaper still.

Hosting provider offers dirt cheap VPN server powered by a Raspberry Pi 4

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
You can get a Raspberry Pi 4 web hosting for just a few dollars a month.

iPhone 13 could have a periscope camera for better zoom than the iPhone 12

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Apple is reportedly looking for periscope camera suppliers to improve the zoom on a future iPhone.

Nordigen introduces free European open banking API

200+TechCrunch / 12h
Latvian fintech startup Nordigen is switching to a freemium model thanks to a free open banking API. Open banking was supposed to democratize access to banking information, but the company believes banking aggregation APIs from Tink or Plaid are too expensive. Instead, Nordigen thinks it can provide a free API to access account information and paid services for analytics and insights services. Op

Vivenu, a ticketing API for events, closes a $15M Series A round led by Balderton Capital

100+TechCrunch / 12h
vivenu , a ticketing platform that offers an API for venues and promoters to customize to their needs, has closed a $15 million (€12.6 million) in Series A funding led by Balderton Capital. Previous investor Redalpine also participated. Historically-speaking, most ticketing platform startups took a direct to consumer approach, or have provided turnkey solutions to big event promoters. But in this

Nominet suspends thousands of dodgy .UK domains

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Internet infrastructure firm Nominet says huge number of .UK domains have been suspended this year.

The advantages of tape for backup and archive

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
An exploration of the major advantages of tape storage and why it is so relevant today.

Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

27Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

These five ace Cyber Monday iPhone deals are still live - iPhone 12, 11 and more

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Cyber Monday has now come to an end but these iPhone 12, 11, SE deals and more are all still live right now.

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

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Unwind and relax with the Cushion Lab Calm Embrace Weighted Blanket , on sale for $94.97 as of Dec. 1. We could all use a bit of relaxation after the year we’ve had. But allowing our minds and bodies to chill out is easier said than done. There is a tool that may help, though: a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets apply gentle pressure that can help put your nervous system into rest mode ,

Considering an air purifier? Here are 10 on sale.

44Mashable / 12h
Keeping the air in your home as clean as possible is a must. Since you can't see all the allergens and other materials floating in the air, it's time to let an air purifier do some of the dirty work for you. (Note: You should not buy an air purifier expecting it to combat the spread of coronavirus.) While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, you'll still be able to take advantage of Cyber M

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

28Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Charge your devices at home and when you're away with the Naztech 2-in-1 charging dock , on sale for $39.99 as of Dec. 1. If your phone is always running out of battery, you need to make some adjustments to your charging routine. The Naztech 2-in-