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A speeding object collided with Jupiter and blew up, cool space footage shows

1KMashable / 20h
Flash! An asteroid or icy object collided with the gas giant Jupiter on Sept. 13, where it eventually blew up in the planet's thick clouds. A Brazilian space photographer, José Luis Pereira, captured the rarely-seen solar system event , which is shown in the intriguing footage below. The object was around dozens of meters across (possibly some 120 to 160 feet wide, maybe more, maybe less). Travel

Scientists Create Holograms That You Can Touch

4KFuturism / 14h
Aerohaptic Holograms Researchers have developed a hologram that allows you to reach out and “feel” it — not unlike the holodecks of “Star Trek.” University of Glasgow scientists have created hologram system that uses jets of air known as “aerohaptics” to replicate the sensation of touch, according to Ravinder Daahiya , a researcher who worked on the project. He said that the air jets can allow yo

Is the GoPro Hero 10 Black a relic in the age of the iPhone 13's cinematic video?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7min
The GoPro Hero 10 Black landed just days after Apple announced a new 'Cinematic mode' for the iPhone 13. Is it already dated, or will it remain indestructible?

I'm traveling half the length of the US thanks to a smartwatch and coffee trips

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
I never used to track my walk to the shops – but a new smartwatch does it for me.

Everything you need to know about CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhost VPN iPhone•
Mashable / 3h
We hesitated when we saw how cute the CyberGhost VPN’s (virtual private network) mascot was — it sometimes feels like companies who put so much time into adorableness are trying to distract you from the truth. But we ended up being pleasantly surprised, even though we fumbled using the service at first. CyberGhost VPN's complex design meant this was one of the least intuitive VPNs we've navigated

This beginner-friendly VPN is on sale for under £2.50 a month

Mashable / 3h
SAVE 67%: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for £2.41 per month as of Sept. 19, saving you 67% on list price. We know that the world of cybersecurity can be intimidating, as there is a lot of heavy information that takes some time to decode. If you're looking to take your first steps, a beginner-friendly VPN is a good place to start. TunnelBear is a lightweight and easy to use se

Unlock American Netflix for under £2 a month with CyberGhost VPN

Mashable / 3h
SAVE 85%: A two-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.63 per month as of Sept. 19, and includes an extra two months for free. Sure, VPNs are great tools for improving your online security and data protection, but there's another reason these services are so popular. A lot of subscribers use VPNs to unlock streaming sites from around the world. There are plenty of VPNs that can rel

This advanced Mac system monitor is on sale for 58% off

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The iStat Menus 6 System Monitor is on sale for £3.61 as of Sept. 19, saving you 58% on list price. Anyone who spends all day working on a computer knows there's always a way to make things run more efficiently. But without the proper tools, it can feel impossible to stay organised and productive. With the iStat Menus 6 System Monitor , you can finally learn to make your Mac system work fo

This stacked web development bundle is on sale for under £20

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The 25-Course Web Development Mega Bundle is on sale for £18.09 as of Sept. 19, saving you 98% on list price. Skilled tech talent, especially in web development, is hard to come by these days, which means there’s an ever-increasing demand for people who can walk the walk and talk the talk. And there’s no sign demand will wane, as the expansion of e-commerce and reliance on mobile continues

Access the internet privately with a subscription to Private Internet Access

Mashable / 4h
SAVE 72%: A two-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £2.19 per month as of Sept. 19, and includes an extra two months for free. There is a long list of VPNs out there, which is a blessing and a curse. It's great to have a lot of choice, but it makes the process of selecting the best service for you pretty tricky. We know it's tough, so we're trying to steer you in the right

Apple may be planning a much more powerful Mac Pro: Here’s what we know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A totally Intel-free future is in Apple's sights - and that includes the Mac Pro

SpaceX's Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

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500+Wired / 8h
The first all-civilian, all-private spaceflight splashed down off the coast of Florida.

Tesla scraps its referral programs for everything but solar roof

Tesla Referral Solar Roof•
Mashable / 9h
Earning 1,000 miles of free Supercharging is no longer possible, according to the Tesla website. For several years, when someone bought a Tesla electric vehicle through a referral, both the referred customer and referrer were rewarded with 1,000 miles worth of free fast charging on the Tesla Supercharger network. Solar panel referrals could bring in as much as $500 cash. One Supercharger session

It's your first look at the Paramount+ reboot, 'Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin'

Paranormal Activity•
54Mashable / 10h
A found footage classic is about to be reborn on Paramount+. Here's a brief first look at Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin , the exclusive-to-Paramount+ series reboot that's coming on Oct. 29. We don't know much about this one, though original director and producer, Oren Peli and Jason Blum, respectively, are involved as producers. This 30-second assemblage of footage is light on spoilers but hea

Watch SpaceX's all-civilian spaceflight return to Earth starting at 6PM ET

300+Engadget / 10h
SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 spaceflight is coming to an end, and the company wants to be sure you see those last moments. The firm is livestreaming its Crew Dragon capsule's return to Earth starting at 6PM Eastern, with an expected splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida at 7:06PM. You can watch the stream below. The mission saw Shift4 chief Jared Isaacman and three other civilian cr

Laika Heads to Wildwood for Its Next Stop-Motion Movie

47Gizmodo / 10h
Laika , the maker of fine stop-motion animated movies such as Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings , has announced its newest project: an adaptation of Wildwood , the 2011 YA novel by Colin Meloy, singer/songwriter of the indie rock band the Decemberists, and illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis. The film will be… Read more...

Tesla to Reverse Massive Price Hikes for Some Solar Roof Customers, Court Document Shows

Gizmodo / 10h
Tesla solar roof customers who were blindsided by the company’s massive (and legally questionable ) price hikes in April may be able to get their original rates restored, according to a court document published this week. Read more...

The 5 best destinations you can visit on a Royal Caribbean cruise

24The Points Guy / 10h
Thinking about a Royal Caribbean cruise? You have a lot of options. The world’s biggest cruise line by passenger capacity operates voyages in almost every corner of the world, from the Caribbean to the waters around Australia and New Zealand . Aiding Royal Caribbean’s reach is its fleet of 25 oceangoing ships — more than any other major cruise line. With such a large fleet, Royal Caribbean can de

How to download shows from Hulu

Mashable / 10h
A downloaded movie or show is the perfect way to stay entertained if you find yourself offline. Whether you're going camping or on a flight where you may not have any entertainment, you can download a movie or a couple episodes of your favorite shows on Hulu. Unfortunately to download a show on Hulu you need to be subscribed to Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV. There is a 30 day free tria

humanjeff : catsonstamps-blog : Pallas’s cat (Manul) Tajikistan, 1996 these are the best stamps in this whole god damne...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
humanjeff : catsonstamps-blog : Pallas’s cat (Manul) Tajikistan, 1996 these are the best stamps in this whole god damned world

Telegram blocks Russian opposition leader's chat bots during vote

Telegram Russia Google•
29Engadget / 11h
The Russian government still has a strong influence on Telegram despite lifting a ban last year. RadioFreeEurope reports Telegram has temporarily blocked all of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Telegram chat bots during voting in the country's parliamentary election this weekend. Company founder Pavel Durov said Telegram would obey an election law barring campaigning during elections, c

I’ve sailed on 7 cruises in North America and Europe in the last few months; here are 8 things I’ve learned

Caribbean Carnival Cruise•
23The Points Guy / 11h
Cruise ships may finally be operating again in much of the world. But not everything about cruising is back to normal. As I’ve experienced first-hand over the past few months on some of the first sailings to resume in North America and several voyages in Europe , the cruise experience has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways big and small — for both better and worse. Taking a cruise righ

Act Fast: Free Unlimited $99 Alaska Airlines Companion Tickets, Without Paying $99

View from the Wing / 11h
Alaska Airlines is known for its $99 companion tickets. This is one of the best benefits of its co-brand credit card. But they've also used companion ticket offers to spur sales. Continue reading ...

Elon Musk taunts Tesla fans with yet another Full Self-Driving button promise

Musk Tesla FD Driving•
39Mashable / 11h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a master at leading on his loyal electric vehicle followers — especially when it comes to access to the car's coveted Full-Self Driving mode beta . Back in March , Musk estimated it'd be less than two weeks until all Tesla cars with the Full Self-Driving package would have an onscreen button to "download beta." Fast forward to September and Musk is once again promising the

Cybercrime is moving from the dark web to Telegram more and more, study finds

Telegram New Dark Web•
66Mashable / 11h
It's been touted as a WhatsApp alternative. The company that operates it has faced sharp criticism for not doing enough to curtail revenge porn or counterfeit vaccination cards . Now, a new study has found that Telegram is, surprise surprise, an appealing home for cybercriminals. The revelation comes from a study conducted by Cyberint for a Financial Times story. The cybersecurity firm found that

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Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
huariqueje : Billy at the Sink - Rubicon1 , 2021. American, b. 1978- Oil on canvas, 26 x 20 in. 66 x 50.8 cm.

User’s Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch / 12h
TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here’s your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there’ll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday. Make sure to log in to Hopin by noon on Monday to catch it all, including a special series of speed networking sessions, where one attendee from each session wil

Harley-Davidson will sell its retro-inspired e-bike by the end of 2021

Harley Davidson Bike•
Engadget / 12h
Don't worry if you were disappointed that Harley-Davidson's first e-bikes didn't include that eye-catching vintage model . As Electrek notes , Harley's Serial 1 brand now plans to sell a highly similar retro bike, the MOSH/TRIBUTE, in "late Q4" (read: December). Pre-order it for $5,999 and you'll get the MOSH/CTY's underpinnings with looks that would seem right at home in the 1950s, including fat

Tesla kills referral programs for cars and solar panels

Tesla Referral Solar Roof•
Engadget / 12h
If you were hoping to score a few thousand Supercharging miles from Tesla referrals, we're afraid you may already be too late. In a notice on its website spotted by Electrek , Tesla said that "vehicle products and solar panels are no longer eligible for Referral awards" as of September 18th. The company's only active program at the moment is for the Solar Roof, which awards referrers with monetar

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Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
yama-bato : Tibetan Tiger Rug

Amazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown

Amazon 600 Chinese•
Engadget / 12h
Have you noticed some well-known tech accessory makers disappearing from Amazon? Those aren't just rare incidents — they're part of a larger campaign. In a response to The Verge , Amazon has confirmed a South China Morning Post report that the internet giant has banned over 600 Chinese brands (spread across 3,000 seller accounts) over review fraud incidents. These firms intentionally and repeated

Kamikaze satellites and shuttles adrift: Why cyberattacks are a major threat to humanity's ambitions in space

23TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
As space becomes increasingly commercialized, cybercriminals will begin to take note, experts warn.

iPhone 14 models may not all have a 120Hz display upgrade

iPhone 14 120Hz ProMotion•
23TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
There's only a year to go until the iPhone 14 breaks cover – and the Pro models are likely to keep some e


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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Technology News and More-Saturday Edition

Technology News and More...

Google is getting caught in the antitrust net

Google Calendar Material•
100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto | Getty) Being a global company has its perks. There’s a lot of money to be made overseas. But the biggest US tech companies are finding out that there’s also a downside: Every country where you make money is a country that could try to regulate you. It’s hard to keep track of all the tech-related antitrust action happening around the world, in part because it doesn’t al

Roku Kyoto, New Hilton LXR Hotel In Japan

Kyoto Hilton LXR LH&R•
100+One Mile at a Time / 43min
This spring I wrote about an exciting new addition to Hilton’s luxury hotel portfolio. It’s nice to see that this hotel has now officially opened , on schedule for once (which is rare for new hotel openings). Hilton’s Roku Kyoto now open Roku Kyoto is the first Hilton LXR Hotels & Resorts properties in Asia, and Hilton’s first property in Kyoto. The hotel is located in the foothills of the Takaga

Samsung Galaxy S22 screen and battery could both be smaller than the S21

Samsung Galaxy S22•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A reputable source reveals the screen size and battery capacity coming with the standard Galaxy S21 model.

The NTSB is probing another fatal Tesla crash

SlashGear / 6min
Over the years, there have been multiple accidents involving Tesla vehicles that were allegedly operating on Autopilot at the time. Autopilot is Tesla’s semi-autonomous driver assistance tech. To use Autopilot, drivers are supposed to keep their hands on the wheel, but some owners have found ways to defeat that system. Recently police in Coral Gables, Florida, were called to the … Continue readin

India says Google abused Android dominance

Engadget / 12min
Google stifled competition and prevented the development of Android rivals in India, the country's antitrust regulator has decided in a report seen by Reuters . In 2019, Competition Commission of India opened a probe into whether Google abused Android's dominance in the market where devices powered by the OS are prevalent. In its report on the probe's findings, the regulator wrote that Google fle

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Music, Arts & Literature / 33min
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iPad mini (2021) vs iPad mini (2019): which small tablet is the best one for you?

Apple iPad Mini 13•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 38min
Is the iPad mini (2021) the new must-have tablet for smaller needs?

How to redeem points and miles for Amazon purchases

The Points Guy / 46min
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. While you’ll get the most bang for your buck (on paper, at least) redeeming your points and miles for expensive international flights and five-star hotels, not everyone is interested in redeeming for luxury travel. Some people would rather keep cash in their pocket by redeeming points and miles to cover everyday expe

This United Flight Shows Why Weight & Balance Matters, Even For A Mainline Jet

View from the Wing / 47min
This United Airlines sports charter provides perhaps the most graphic visualization of why weight and balance matters on a mainline jet. after arriving with USC Trojans in advance of their game against the Washington State Cougars. Continue reading ...

What Is Calibration in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom?

How-To Geek / 48min
The Calibration Panel in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic is one of the most underused and misunderstood tools in either app. So, if you’ve ever wondered what this mysterious panel does, let me explain. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Breville’s Dual Boiler Is Nearly Perfect for Coffee Tinkerers

Wired / 51min
It’s expensive, but this espresso machine is a shrine to the pleasures of fine coffee.

Urchin Slayers Are Trying to Save the Underwater Rainforest

Wired / 51min
‘Zombie’ purple urchins have obliterated West Coast kelp forests with their insatiable appetites. Can they be stopped?

Boost Your Dog’s Well Being With This DNA Kit And Bundle Of Training Classes

Futurism / 58min
We love dogs so much, and we’re teaching computers to tell them what good puppers they are . Yet life as a dog parent is more than snuggles, and we all want our pooches to have a better life. This DNA My Dog NextGen: Canine Breed Identification & Genetic Age Test + 7 Dog Training Courses bundle will help you learn about your dog’s background, and how to give them a better life in the here and now

Delta Reserve Credit Card Review (2021)

73One Mile at a Time / 1h
American Express and Delta have had a close relationship for many years, and as part of that, they issue seven co-branded Delta Amex cards , including the Blue , Gold , Platinum , and Reserve cards (with the exception of the Blue product, all the others have both a personal and business version). Delta Reserve American Express Card Basics For September 2021 In this post, I wanted to take a look a

US Border Patrol seizes thousands of fake vaccine cards and Pfizer stickers

SlashGear / 1h
The US Border Patrol has reported seizing thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards and Pfizer inoculation seals, the latest confiscation in what has been at least several thousand counterfeit cards found by customs officers this year. The latest batch arrived at the Port of Cincinnati in multiple shipments. The latest Customs and Border Patrol seizure of counterfeit COVID-19 cards was … Conti

A speeding object collided with Jupiter and blew up, cool space footage shows

Mashable / 1h
Flash! An asteroid or icy object collided with the gas giant Jupiter on Sept. 13, where it eventually blew up in the planet's thick clouds. A Brazilian space photographer, José Luis Pereira, captured the rarely-seen solar system event , which is shown in the intriguing footage below. The object was around dozens of meters across (possibly some 120 to 160 feet wide, maybe more, maybe less). Travel

Netflix’s Jigsaw series will let viewers watch episodes in any order

SlashGear / 1h
Netflix has a new thriller series in the pipeline called Jigsaw that will allow viewers to watch the first seven of the eight total episodes in any order they’d like. Though this isn’t the first time a series has been released with a non-linear episodic format, it is a first for Netflix, which has previously experimented with interactive storytelling. Netflix … Continue reading

A new app helps Iranians hide messages in plain sight

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / An anti-government graffiti that reads in Farsi "Death to the dictator" is sprayed at a wall north of Tehran on September 30, 2009. (credit: Getty Images) Amid ever-increasing government Internet control, surveillance, and censorship in Iran , a new Android app aims to give Iranians a way to speak freely. Nahoft, which means “hidden” in Farsi, is an encryption tool that turns up to 1,00

How My Job Search Forced Me to Catch Up With Technology

Job Website 24000•
Wired / 1h
After being in one career for decades, I had to relearn how to apply for jobs—and how to stand out. Here are a few tips.

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Gaming, Tech, and Cycling Gear

Wired / 1h
Fall in love with a new hobby this autumn with discounts on phones, bicycle apparel, and more.

Sky Mobile has launched some of the cheapest iPhone 13 deals for pre-order

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Looking to pre-order the iPhone 13? Sky Mobile has some of the cheapest options in the UK right now.

Deathloop didn’t initially click with me, but when it did…

Deathloop Review•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Deathloop may not have clicked with me at the beginning, but I’m certainly glad I stuck it out.

The Fastest Way to Open Your Camera on iPhone

How-To Geek / 1h
Your dog is standing on its head, and you’re fumbling to unlock your phone and launch the camera app before you miss it. Luckily, there’s no need for unlocking—the Camera app is just a swipe away on the lock screen. Here’s how to get to it as fast as possible. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Surface Go 3 leaked spec suggests a big improvement in battery life

Microsoft Surface 3•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Could Microsoft’s next-gen tablet bump up battery longevity by something like 30%?

FIFA 22 will keep the FUT Preview Packs introduced in FIFA 21, EA confirms

FIFA Preview Packs•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
EA has announced that its FUT Preview Packs will make their way over to FIFA 22 from FIFA 21 alongside the traditional loot boxes.

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13: Should you upgrade?

SlashGear / 2h
The much anticipated iPhone 13 line-up debuted at Apple’s Streaming Event in California and it is another impressive set of devices, at least on paper. The iPhone 13 model is destined to be the most popular among them, and it was only time it got compared with the predecessor iPhone 12. Obviously, the new Apple smartphone has improvements over the … Continue reading

What is Proton?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Steam Deck will rely on Proton to run Windows games in Linux, but what is it, and how does it work?

Save hundreds on these drones that can capture HD images

Mashable / 3h
Not everyone can be Maverick in Top Gun , but everyone can have the chance to have fun in the air — and it's all thanks to drones . Mini quadcopters have become increasingly accessible over the years, and now even kids can take flight and have some aerial fun, albeit remotely. Whether you want to capture some aerial imagery or just wish to speed race thousands of meters high up, these discounted

Save up to $300 on these power stations

Mashable / 3h
When you say you'll go off the grid , chances are, you won't actually go off the grid. Face it, you'll likely still carry a couple of gadgets with you in the wilderness, whether that's your smartphone to keep in contact with civilization, or perhaps your laptop to get some work done in peace. And with electronics in tow, you need high-capacity battery packs to keep you powered throughout your who

Score these totally wireless $280 earbuds for under $100

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Go wire-free affordably with the Veho STIX True Wireless Earphones , on sale for just $99.99 — a 64% discount — as of Sept. 18. These days, good headphones are just as crucial to your everyday life as phones, keys, and masks are. If you've ever been without them while you're commuting, working out, or traveling, you'll quickly realize how true this is. If your earbuds could use a refresh,

Charge your phone in style with a wooden mini MagSafe dock for under $15

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Charge in style with the MagSafe® Solid Wood Mini Dock , on sale for 21% off as of Sept. 18 at a price of just $14.99. Your electronic accessories should work for you and not the other way around. They should also reflect your personal style — and it's important to note that not every phone charger has to be metallic or silver. They also don't have to be cumbersome and take up unnecessary

Get a refurbished MacBook Pro for less than a new Apple Watch

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Save big on a refurbished Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Core i5 2.5GHz 4GB RAM 500GB SSD , on sale for just $239 as of Sept. 18 — that's a 73% discount. After a year and a half (or more) of working from home, you’ve probably noticed your laptop is seeing some wear and tear — whether externally or internally. You’re used to using your personal computer for fun stuff, like streaming Netflix shows

Your car knows too much about you. That could be a privacy nightmare.

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Mashable / 3h
Privacy Please is an ongoing series exploring the ways privacy is violated in the modern world, and what can be done about it. The car you drive says more about you than you think. Over the last few decades, technology has given drivers remarkable improvements in both safety and convenience — but it has also turned cars into data-gathering machines. What information is collected, and where it end

The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killer Robot

200+NYT > Technology / 3h
Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present.

Google abused dominant position of Android in India, antitrust probe finds

Google India CCI Android•
TechCrunch / 3h
Google has abused the dominant position of Android in India to illegally hurt competitors in the world’s second largest internet market, a two-year antitrust probe by the nation’s watchdog has found. The Android-maker reduced device manufacturing firms’ ability and incentive to develop — and sell — devices running alternative versions of Android (more popularly known as forks), the probe found, a

What we can learn from edtech startups’ expansion efforts in Europe

TechCrunch / 3h
Rhys Spence Contributor Rhys Spence is head of research at Brighteye Ventures, a European edtech-focused fund, where he works with portfolio companies to help address priorities, with a focus on internationalization. More posts by this contributor The 2021 edtech avalanche has just begun It’s a story common to all sectors today: investors only want to see ‘uppy-righty’ charts in a pitch. However,

Tips for managing growth across iOS updates

TechCrunch / 3h
“I’ve seen startups spend thousands of dollars inefficiently as a result of not having optimal signal in their paid acquisition campaigns. I’ve also spent millions at companies such as Postmates refining our signal to the best possible state,” says growth marketer Jonathan Martinez in a guest column for Extra Crunch this week. “I’d like every startup to avoid the painful mistake of not having thi

Canon EOS R3 vs Canon EOS R5: 9 key differences between the mirrorless beasts

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Which of Canon's top-spec mirrorless is worth splashing the cash on? Our in-depth comparison has the answers.

Clubhouse is developing a new way to invite friends to chat called 'Wave'

Clubhouse Waves New•
Engadget / 5h
Clubhouse isn't just an app you can fire up to attend talks by famous people. It has different types of rooms you can use, including ones where you can have intimate, private conversations with friends — and in the future, you may be able to invite those friends to chat by "waving" at them. Jane Manchun Wong, who's famous for reverse engineering apps to find hidden experimental features, has disc

iPhone 14 early leaks, news and what we know so far

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The iPhone 14 has already been extensively leaked, so we have an idea of what to expect from it.

Philips Hue vs WiZ: which smart lights are right for your home?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Philips Hue and WiZ are both smart lighting brands owned by Signify, but which should you choose for your smart home?

E-Waste From a Single Bitcoin Transaction Is Like Throwing Away Two iPhone 12 Minis

Bitcoin Waste One Two•
40Gizmodo / 8h
There’s no doubt that cryptocurrency in its current form is bad news for our planet. But while much attention has been paid to crypto’s carbon footprint and electrical use , its impact on e-waste hasn’t received similar scrutiny, until now. Read more...

Stream more shows from around the world with a subscription to Surfshark

Mashable / 8h
SAVE 81%: A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for £1.80 per month as of Sept. 18, saving you 81% on list price. Of course you want your preferred VPN to offer powerful encryption and reliable protection of your data, but there is something else that most users require: the ability to unlock leading streaming sites. There are plenty of streaming-friendly options out there, and Surfshar

The best microwaves for helping you out in the kitchen

Mashable / 8h
Ah, the microwave. Where would we be without this kitchen superhero? Whether you're out of ideas, short on time, or simply looking for the easiest option, the microwave is always there to make sure you're fed. If in doubt, opt for the microwave. It's that simple. In the UK, 89% of households own a microwave. It's one of those appliances that demand a spot because of its convenience and efficiency

Get an in-depth understanding of Java with this programming bundle

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The Learn Java Programming: From Beginner to Advanced Bundle is on sale for £28.94 as of Sept. 18, saving you 88% on list price. Java is one of the most popular programming languages, so it makes sense that learning how to code and operate within it is a great way to distinguish yourself from other applicants in many fields. With this Learn Java Programming course bundle , you can start yo

Save 45% on a subscription to this intuitive language learning platform

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Busuu Language Learning Premium Plus is on sale for £42.70 as of Sept. 18, saving you 45% on list price. Whether you're travelling to a non-English speaking country, want to communicate with relatives, or just want to try something new and fill your time with something other than Netflix, learning a new language is never a bad idea. But in order to commit to such

This high-speed VPN is offering unlimited cloud backup for free

Mashable / 8h
SAVE 49%: A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £4.97 per month as of Sept. 18, and includes an extra three months and unlimited cloud backup for free. ExpressVPN regularly tops lists of the best VPNs , and that's because it offers fast connection speeds, powerful encryption, and reliable unblocking of streaming sites. The catch? It is one of the most expensive services. You get wh

Elon Musk, the Man Who Almost Never Meets Deadlines, Says Starlink Will Come Out of Beta Phase Next Month

46Gizmodo / 9h
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday announced that Starlink, the company’s satellite internet service, will come out of its public beta phase in October. While that would be exciting news, we’re taking it with a grain a salt. It is Musk, after all, the man that has become infamous for missing deadlines over the years. Read more...

The world’s cheapest 8K monitor could change the way we work in 2022

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
LG’s sub-$1000 8K display has broken new ground, but its impact could go farther

FBI warns hackers could be exploiting critical Zoho bug

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Advanced persistent threat groups are actively exploiting an authentication bypass vulnerability in Zoho ADSelfService Plus.

Apple and Google reportedly remove opposition election app from Russian app stores

Apple Google Russian•
36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Ahead of a national election in Russia, Apple and Google have removed a vote-assisting smartphone app from their app stores to comply with the country’s authorities.

Epik Was Warned About a Large Security Flaw Before Its Data Leaked

Anonymous Epik Weeks•
44Gizmodo / 11h
Epik, the controversial web registrar that frequently comes under fire for hosting far-right groups and individuals, has had an immense amount of its data spilled onto the internet in recent days. The deluge, which reportedly consists of some 180 gigabytes of user registration and domain information, payment history,… Read more...

Apple and Google Go Further Than Ever to Appease Russia

Apple Google Russian•
100+Wired / 12h
The tech giants have set a troubling new precedent.

Pfizer recalls all Chantix tablets across US over cancer concerns

Pfizer FDA Chantix•
SlashGear / 12h
Pfizer has announced an expansion of its Chantix recall that now covers all lots of the tablets. The reason is one we’ve heard before — these tablets potentially have too high of an impurity called N-nitroso-varenicline that has been linked to the potential development of certain cancers when ingested over a long period of time. The expanded recall covers all … Continue reading

Our Favorite Scary Scenes From Non-Horror Films

77Gizmodo / 12h
Everyone expects to be scared by a horror movie . But when you sit down for a comedy, fantasy, or adventure movie , that’s a whole other beast. You aren’t expecting to jump out of your seat or tremble with tension in a movie that’s not generally scary. History has shown us, though, that some scares defy genre and that’s… Read more...


Friday, September 17, 2021

Technology News and More-Friday Edition

 Technology News and More...

Anonymous Leaked a Bunch of Data From a Right-Wing Web Host

Anonymous Data Epik•
8KWired / 1h
The hacktivist collective targeted the domain registrar Epik for providing services to clients including the Texas GOP, Parler, and 8chan.

Sir Clive Sinclair: Computing pioneer dies aged 81

Sir Clive Sinclair•
33KBBC News - Technology / 2h
The inventor, entrepreneur and ZX Spectrum creator died at his London home following a long illness.

SpaceX Inspiration4 mission shares first dazzling photos from orbit

SpaceX Crew E. Musk Earth•
77Mashable / 3h
When you're orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 360 miles, it turns out the views are pretty special. SpaceX's Inspiration4 — the world's first all-civilian space flight , which jetted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday evening — is now in full swing, with the crew already completing over 15 orbits of the globe. Immediately following the launch and reports that the crew

What Is the iPhone’s “Cinematic Mode” for Filming Videos?

How-To Geek / 10min
With the releases of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple introduced Cinematic Mode, a new means of shooting video that allows you to smoothly rack focus and track subjects both during and after filming. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L gets over 75 factory Mopar accessories

SlashGear / 20min
As if configuring a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is not confusing enough, Mopar has released over 75 factory-backed accessories for Jeep’s first-ever seven-seat SUV. The highlights include new 21-inch Mopar-specific five-spoke wheels with a Jeep center cap and integrated side steps that install cleanly without drilling holes in your precious Grand Cherokee L. “The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L … Co

Windows 10 update breaks printing for some users, again

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 24min
Windows admins report issues working with network printers after installing the latest Patch Tuesday updates.

Crucial's 1TB MX500 internal SSD is on sale for $85 right now

Engadget / 25min
Crucial's storage devices are reliable options if you're looking for an internal drive to give your laptop or desktop extra space. One of our favorites, the Crucial MX500 SSD , has dropped to a record low on Amazon right now — only $85 for a 1TB model. You can snag a 2TB model for less, too, as it's down to $189. This is the first time since January that we've seen such a good price on this model

Engadget Podcast: iPhone 13 and why we’re more excited for the new iPad Mini

Engadget / 30min
So Apple really called it the iPhone 13. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat about Apple’s latest announcements, and why the iPhone 13 is more like an iPhone 12S. Also, they discuss why the revamped iPad Mini is the most intriguing new Apple gadget this year. (Hold off on getting a new iPad Air for now, folks.) Listen below, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you've got suggestions

'The Morning Show' Season 2 embraces pure chaos

Mashable / 33min
If you watched Season 1 of AppleTV+'s The Morning Show , you may associate it with the word "batshit." The star-studded soap opera trainwreck about television, news, and cancel culture has ripped off whatever threads remain of its gloves for a relentless and harrowing second season. Season 2 picks up several months after its predecessor, in which the titular daytime program's cohost Mitch (Steve

'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' offers a rosy glimpse of a complex character

Mashable / 33min
The Eyes of Tammy Faye takes a rosy view of its complicated namesake. That’s fine if you’re catching director Michael Showalter’s new movie for the ridiculous wigs, jaw-dropping makeup, and stunning lead performance by Jessica Chastain. But if you’re hoping for insight into the unique intersection of religion, politics, and scandal where the titular televangelist, who died in 2007, spent most of

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: What is Beaning?

Lifehacker / 34min
This week is all about young people gone bad. Kids out there are straight delinquents . They’re throwing baked beans around, vandalizing school bathrooms, and pointing out ontological inconsistencies. Stop disrespecting my assumptions about reality, ya punks! Read more...

A playful yet puzzling design: What it’s like staying at the super-affordable Moxy Lisbon City

The Points Guy / 35min
As a 20-something-year-old, I’m a bit of an old soul. Instead of a wild night out, you often will see me having a quiet night in. And I splurge on candles more than any other item (besides airfare). So it would be a bit out of my element to stay at a Moxy, a younger-skewing, limited-service hotel chain within the Marriott portfolio. But I was excited to check my first one out. Related: Why I pack

Save 80% On The VPN Built To Keep You Streaming

Futurism / 38min
Streaming services have democratized television, yet often consumers can find themselves fighting to get the access they pay for . Whether you’re traveling and find yourself cut off due to a “geofence,” or simply find yourself struggling to get at your content directly, HotSpot Shield . the world’s fastest VPN can help you get your binging back. A 3-year subscription is now on sale for just $89.9

Amateur astronomer captures Jupiter impact

SlashGear / 41min
An amateur astronomer from Brazil named José Luis Pereira enjoys taking photographs and videos of the planets in the solar system on clear nights. Pereira says that when Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars are in opposition, he takes images on every clear night. He particularly enjoys imaging Jupiter, which he calls his favorite planet. On September 13, Pereira was imaging Jupiter … Continue reading

iPhone 13 deals are now available to pre-order - here's the best places to get them

Apple iPhone 13 Pro•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 46min
iPhone 13 deals have hit their pre-order stage and are now available from loads of different UK retailers.

Are You Eligible For The Chase Sapphire Preferred?

One Mile at a Time / 48min
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card ( review ) is currently offering its best-ever welcome bonus of 100K Ultimate Rewards points after completing minimum spending. This is arguably the best credit card bonus we’ve ever seen on any card, and on top of that there are so many reasons to get this great travel rewards card , especially in light of the recent refresh . Chase Sapphire Preferred eligibili

Google reportedly plans to add free channels to its smart TV platform

Google Free Channels•
Engadget / 49min
Chromecasts and other devices powered by Google TV might give users access to free television channels in the future. According to Protocol , Google has been in talks with free, ad-supported streaming television providers about the possibility of adding their channels to its smart TV platform. Those channels typically have a similar feel to traditional TV, and its shows will be interrupted by com

You can now pre-order iPhone 13 deals and these are the retailers stocking it

Apple iPhone 13 Pro•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
iPhone 13 deals are now available across a host of carriers, retailers and stores to get your pre-orders from.

Raspberry Pi-powered blood test kit could help save lives someday

Indian Raspberry Pi•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 53min
Researchers in India have created a cheap, portable blood analysis tool that could save lives in rural areas that lack healthcare systems.

Changing Martian seasons makes Ingenuity harder to fly

SlashGear / 56min
NASA has been flying the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on the Red Planet for several months. Mission operators have learned a lot about operating a helicopter on another planet and gained more information on the strengths and weaknesses of the Ingenuity platform. Significant amounts of work have been put into leveraging the strengths of the helicopter’s design while mitigating its weaknesses. … Conti

Portrait of Euphemia Goodman Holden, reading a book. Printed on front: “Millard, 224 & 226 Woodward Ave., Detroit.” Han...

Music, Arts & Literature / 58min
Portrait of Euphemia Goodman Holden, reading a book. Printed on front: “Millard, 224 & 226 Woodward Ave., Detroit.” Handwritten on back: “Euphemia Goodman Holden. Merry Xmas.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Could a Compound Bow Help Me Stick to an Exercise Routine?

Lifehacker / 1h
When Beth first started assigning Lifehacker fitness challenges to the writers at the site, I pretended I did not notice. I have never been good at exercising. I struggle to even spell the word. With the exception of playing softball when I was five, I didn’t play any team sports as a kid. I dabbled with gymnastics… Read more...

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Fitness Tracker

Wired / 1h
A smart wearable can be useful and fun—until it starts to fuel an obsession with numbers.

What's Apple's iPhone Camera Strategy, Anyway?

Wired / 1h
This week, we go deep on the photographic and cinematic capabilities of the iPhone 13.

5 inspiring stories from women who travel solo

The Points Guy / 1h
I traveled solo internationally for the first time when I was 25 years old. Like most second-language learners, studying or traveling abroad was inevitable but something most students did when they were younger than I was at the time. As a graduate student studying Spanish, I was excited to travel alone to Costa Rica to teach English and have what I thought would be this transformative, life-chan

Tearful Goodbye To The Airbus A380 [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 1h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

OnePlus 9 phones get a 'Hasselblad Xpan' camera setting

OnePlus Hasselblad•
Engadget / 1h
OnePlus started using camera tech from Hasselblad in its latest flagship smartphones, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. It'll be some time before we see the full impact of that partnership in the form custom camera hardware. In the meantime, OnePlus is looking to bring more of a Hasselblad feel to its current phones. The latest software update for the 9-series handsets, which OnePlus has started r

Technology is helping nearly all SMBs to become more efficient

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Technology helped with everything from business efficiency, to productivity, to cashflow management

How to Preorder an iPhone 13

How-To Geek / 1h
Apple’s new iPhone 13 phones are now available for preorder. Here’s how to preorder your new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Max phone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How To Clean Up and Delete Docker Images

How-To Geek / 1h
Docker images can be very large, and if you work with containers often, it may be taking up a lot of your storage. We’ll discuss how to clean up your downloaded images and delete old files that you don’t need. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Verizon's new iPhone 13 deals offer free devices - even for existing customers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
We weren't expecting this - Verizon's new iPhone 13 deals are offering huge trade-in rebates for both new and existing customers.

Journey Clinical raises $3M to allow psychotherapists to prescribe psychedelics

TechCrunch / 1h
Psychedelics companies are all the rage right now. Compass Pathways is working with the magic mushroom compound psilocybin to treat depression. It’s has raised $290 million in total. Atai Life Sciences — backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel — brought in $258 million from its IPO. In the tech space, this has not gone unnoticed and the same business models that have been used in other platforms

Archaeologists discover ancient bone tools for leathermaking

SlashGear / 1h
Archaeologists have made an interesting discovery that sheds light on what types of clothing ancient humans wore. According to the researchers, between 90,000 and 120,000 years ago, humans commonly wore skins and furs from animals like sand foxes, golden jackals, and wildcats. The study’s authors determined the types of skins and furs worn by ancient humans based on evidence gathered … Continue r

Facebook really wants to become a proper online shopping site

Facebook New Business•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Facebook offers a range of tools to help businesses boost their brand online.

Messaging app Telegram leveraged by hackers for data sharing

Telegram Data Criminals•
SlashGear / 1h
There are numerous messaging apps that were originally intended to encrypt communications between users for privacy. However, those applications are also leveraged by criminals, terrorists, and various users for illicit purposes. Messaging app Telegram has reportedly become a hub for cybercriminals wanting to buy, sell, and share data they have stolen and the tools they use. A new report claims …

Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic delays flight, Falcon Heavy nets NASA mission

SpaceX Launch NASA•
Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Inspiration4 reflected in the shores of the St. Johns River on the space coast of Florida. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann / Ars Technica ) Welcome to Edition 4.16 of the Rocket Report! We've experienced an inspiring week of spaceflight thanks to the launch of the Inspiration4 mission on Wednesday, but there is much more happening around the world when it comes to launch. As always, we welcome

How to pre-order the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPhone 13 Pro•
Engadget / 1h
It's that time of year again when the latest iPhones hit shelves, prompting many to wonder if they should take the plunge into iOS for the first time, or upgrade to a new handset. Apple announced four new iPhones this week at its hardware event , mirroring the last year's offerings. The new iPhone 13 and 13 mini feature smaller notches at the top of their touchscreens, the new A15 Bionic processo

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' cast catches up with Seth Meyers right after the series finale

28Mashable / 1h
~ BINGPOT! ~ Well folks, though it faced an impossible task this season , the Brooklyn Nine-Nine series finale has rolled. That's it, no more Halloween heists. The cast — Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller — and co-creator Dan Goor joined Seth Meyers on Late Night immediately after the end of Season 8 aired to ch

The Morning After: We review the new GoPro Hero 10

Engadget / 1h
It’s been a decade, more or less, since GoPro crested into the mainstream as the name in small, portable, rugged action cameras. Since then, the company has continued to refine its flagship product, all while defending itself from cheaper fly-by-night competitors. Our James Trew has reviewed the new GoPro Hero 10 Black , which can shoot footage in 5.3K and take 23-megapixel stills from inside tha

Halo fans will love Hoonigan’s real Warthog

Hoonigan Halo Warthog•
SlashGear / 1h
One of the most popular games around only Xbox game console for several generations has been Halo. Halo is a science fiction shooter that has players filling the boots of Master Chief. One of the most iconic vehicles in the Halo videogame is called the Warthog, and players can get behind its virtual wheel at points in the game. Fans … Continue reading

Why MFA isn’t enough to protect you

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
There are new forms of fraud that MFA alone cannot combat. Other forms of authentication must be used for fraud prevention on mobile apps.

Malware attacks Windows machines through Windows Subsystem for Linux for the first time

Windows Linux ELF WSL•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
New malware sneaks past the usual defenses by hiding inside malicious Linux binaries meant for WSL.

Mobile Industry Extra: September 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
All the latest news and moves from across the mobile industry

What is Cinematic mode? The iPhone 13’s new video focusing trick explained

Apple iPhone 13 Pro•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Apple introduced Cinematic mode on the iPhone 13 this week. But how does the new video tech work and will it really turn us into pro filmmakers?

Mosquitoes sucked up by traps that mimic breathing

35BBC News - Technology / 2h
More than 300 traps have been deployed in the French town of Hyères to catch mosquitos.

Quick Points: Earn bonus Marriott points on your Uber rides and food delivery orders

The Points Guy / 2h
Although we cover loyalty programs in-depth on TPG every day, sometimes you just want a snippet of useful information that you can put into action on the fly. That’s why we recently launched the series Quick Points . Every week, we’ll highlight a new or easily forgotten tip that can help you travel more for less. Often these are bits of information or advice that you can find elsewhere on the sit

Where Did It All Go So Wrong for Juul?

26NYT > Technology / 2h
A new documentary by The New York Times traces the e-cigarette maker on its path from fledgling start-up to Silicon Valley juggernaut and, eventually, public health villain.

British Government Wants to Bring Back Imperial Measurements

Gizmodo / 2h
The UK government has released a 23-item list of things it will pursue now that it’s no longer part of the European Union. And one item in particular is raising quite a few eyebrows. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says it wants to let retailers list goods solely in imperial measurements rather than metric. Read more...

2022 Genesis GV60 EV to arrive with facial recognition like a smartphone

SlashGear / 2h
It seems the incoming 2022 Genesis GV60 EV will arrive with more than just love-it or hate-it styling, funky paint colors, and a mysterious floating oddity on the center console. In a recent announcement, Genesis said US-bound GV60 electric vehicles are coming with facial recognition technology. This innovative new tech is more intelligent, faster, and offers better convenience than wristbands …

What Is ‘Fire Weather,’ and Why Is It Getting Worse?

23Wired / 2h
A new study of the American West shows that climate change is driving more days that are hot, dry, and windy—the perfect conditions for deadly wildfires.

A New App Helps Iranians Hide Messages in Plain Sight

20Wired / 2h
Nahoft uses encryption to turn chats into a random jumble of words, and it works even when the internet doesn’t.

Drake, Kanye, Lil Nas X, and the Art of Online Self-Creation

Wired / 2h
The internet has given all three artists license for role-playing. Only one is using it to the best effect.

Linux Turns 30: How A Hobby Project Conquered the World

How-To Geek / 2h
On September 17, 1991, Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel (version 0.01) for the first time. Here’s a brief look at how a small hobby project grew up and enveloped the world—and what has made Linux endure for so long. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

CityFibre secures £1.1bn funding for full fibre rollout

CityFibre UK Mubadala•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
CityFibre welcomes new investment as it prepares next steps.

Windows 11 gets updated Snipping Tool for better screenshots

Microsoft Windows 11•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
We get a further look into the updated Snipping Tool that will feature in Windows 11.

Illegal streamers beware - the crackdown on UK pirates is on

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Virgin Media among those forced to share personal information on its customers.

Gold Delta American Express Card Review (2021)

64One Mile at a Time / 2h
American Express and Delta have had a close relationship for many years, and as part of that, they issue seven co-branded Delta Amex cards , including the Blue , Gold , Platinum , and Reserve cards (with the exception of the Blue product, all the others have both a personal and business version). Gold Delta Amex Card Basics For September 2021 In this post, I wanted to take a look at the popular D

Wikipedia banned seven users after reported 'infiltration' by a Chinese group

Wikipedia Seven Chinese•
Engadget / 2h
Wikipedia suffered an "infiltration" by a Chinese group that "threatened the very foundations" of the site, the BBC reported. As a result, the Wikimedia Foundation has banned seven editors from mainland China and removed administrator privileges from another 12, Wikimedia VP of Community Maggie Dennis wrote in a blog post . The foundation said it was fighting a situation called "capture," in whic

How cyber resilience will reshape cybersecurity

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Cyber resilience must come to every enterprise since risk, including the ransomware pandemic, has grown too high.

Chevrolet Bolt production stoppage extended until mid-October

GM Bolt mid-October•
SlashGear / 2h
GM has announced that it will extend its production stoppage for the Bolt electric vehicle through at least mid-October. The announcement marks an extension of its production stoppage announced in late August due to a massive battery recall for the electric vehicle. The defective battery packs have caused 12 fires. Most recently, a Bolt caught fire in the owner’s garage, … Continue reading

Gran Turismo 7 will let PS5 and PS4 players to race against each other

Gran Turismo 7 Yamauchi•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed Gran Turismo 7 will have crossplay between PS5 and PS4.

How to watch Premiership rugby and live stream every 2021-22 game from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Surprise champions Harlequins face a renewed threat from Bristol, Exeter, and the returning Saracens. Here's how to watch a Premiership rugby live stream where you are.

BT offers SMBs millions in free advertising space on new Street Hub 2.0 units

BT Street Hub 2.0 Units•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
BT Street Hubs promise to improve connectivity and help local authorities meet sustainability targets.

Noise-cancelling headphones deals: grab these excellent cans for under $50 / £50

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Plantronics' cheap noise-cancelling headphones just got cheaper thanks to these brilliant deals.

Office 2021 will ship alongside LTSC and Windows 11 on October 5

Microsoft Office 2021•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Microsoft’s next version of its Office suite releases the same day as Windows 11.

Free decryption tool to remove REvil ransomware is available

Bitdefender REvil July•
SlashGear / 2h
One of the worst types of malicious software that computer users worldwide are plagued with is ransomware. This type of malware encrypts the contents of the user’s computer in an attempt to force the PC owner to pay a ransom to decrypt their hard drive. Anyone impacted by the REvil ransomware can decrypt their machine for free with a master … Continue reading

Apple and Google bow to pressure in Russia to remove Kremlin critic’s tactical voting app

Google Navalny Russia•
TechCrunch / 2h
Apple and Google have removed a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, from their respective mobile app stores in Russia. Earlier this week Reuters reported that the Russian state had been amping up the pressure on foreign tech giants ahead of federal elections — appropriating the language of “election interference” to push US companies to censor

AMD is giving away Far Cry 6 and Resident Evil Village – but only with its most expensive GPU

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
This offer was only previously available to buyers of AMD systems with both Ryzen CPUs and RX 6000 GPUs.

Start recycling organic waste this National Recycling Day

Popular Mechanics / 2h
The post Start recycling organic waste this National Recycling Day appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

One of the best smart TV brands returns – but will Hisense hold it back?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The former luxury TV maker Loewe is getting back into the smart TV business, announcing a return to the market two years after it shut down operations.

New iPad mini 2021 doesn't support the same 5G tech as iPhone 13 or iPad Pro

iPad Mini Apple 13•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Apple's new iPad mini is capable of connecting to 5G networks, but it doesn't work with mmWave 5G.

'Sex Education' Season 3 is all about characters coming into their own

Sex Education Season•
Mashable / 3h
Where would we be without Sex Education ? Laurie Nunn's unflinchingly excellent Netflix series about English teens returns today for its third season, a delightful eight-episode romp that feels criminally short. After a spectacularly ribald opening montage, we learn that Otis (Asa Butterfield) is having casual sex, a fact which shocks him as much as anyone else. Sex doesn't magically make Otis an

The undying joy of ‘What We Do in the Shadows'

Mashable / 3h
I've never much cared for vampires. Or werewolves, or zombies, or a lot of what fits into that general wheelhouse of creepy folkloric creatures that make for easy Halloween costumes. I had a yearlong Twilight phase in high school but that's because I too fell prey to the captivating (problematic) story, but never the mythic beings at its center. But TV comedies are a different story . Netflix sto

Microneedle array delivers medication directly to a wound

SlashGear / 3h
An engineer from Purdue University has developed a new method of treating wounds for people who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers. Rahim Rahimi is an assistant professor in the School of Materials Engineering and has created a microneedle array on a flexible polymer composite. The array is designed specifically to treat chronic non-healing wounds by penetrating the physiochemical bacterial biofilm

U.S. Secretary of State Deletes Tweet in Support of Hong Kong for Some Reason

Gizmodo / 3h
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken deleted a tweet he sent out on Wednesday in support of Hong Kong, replacing it with a much more mild criticism of Beijing’s crackdown on the semi-autonomous region the following day. Read more...

Apple Watch 7 full specs revealed in a leaked document

Apple Watch Series 7•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A leaked but seemingly official document has revealed the chipset, storage and weight of the Apple Watch 7.

Samsung's best SSD for PS5 or PC is now at a record low price

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
You can now get one of the best SSD deals we've ever seen on the Samsung 980 Pro at Amazon.

Nintendo’s latest Switch controller could tease the return of these classic games

Nintendo Switch Controller•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Nintendo is creating a new Nintendo Switch controller, and we believe it will launch alongside N64 games on Switch Online.

FIFA 22 FUT web app release date: when can you manage your Ultimate Team on the go?

FIFA 22 FUT Companion•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
EA has revealed when the FIFA 22 FUT web app will be released, along with the mobile app.

Dune director claims MCU movies are all the same – and fans aren't happy

Dune Denis Villeneuve•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Marvel fans have hit back at Dune director Denis Villeneuve after he claimed the MCU franchise has turned audiences into "zombies".

Save 24% on the crowdfunded Swiss Army knife of charging cables

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Save 24% on the InCharge Charging Cable , on sale for just $21.99 as of Sept. 17. Despite how much our devices have evolved over the last decade, we’re still stuck with bulky charging cables for each individual device. It’s kind of funny when you think about it. Why do we spend thousands on a new iPhone and still get a charging cable that falls apart in less than a year? It’s like we’re al

Light up your virtual meetings, classes, and livestreams with this single LiteBar kit

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TL;DR: Stay in the spotlight with the CameraReady Single LiteBar Kit on sale for 22% off, for a price of just $69.99 as of Sept. 17. In the golden age of video content , there’s nothing worse than a dimly lit stream. Whether you’re signing onto a virtual meeting or class, live streaming directly to your Instagram followers or Youtube subscribers, or even recording a simple TikTok video, lighting

Get dual screens for productivity and a lifetime VPN for security for over 35% off

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TL;DR: Work safely and efficiently with the VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription and Mobile Pixels TRIO Bundle , on sale for only $442.99 as of Sept. 17 with the coupon code SCREEN 285. That's a 36% savings off this bundle's list price. As many folks (about 70 percent of the workforce ) have realized over the last year and a half, working remotely has a boatload of benefits — including eliminating

De-stress via self-pleasure with this rose vibrator on sale for under $40

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TL;DR: Find pleasure with the Adorime Rose & Egg Vibrator , on sale for just $37.95 — a 17% savings — as of Sept. 17. Face masks, bubble baths, and multiple glasses of wine are fine, but they don’t always do the trick. When it comes to self-care, sometimes the best route is through self-pleasure. After all, orgasms release oxytocin , the anti-stress hormone, helping you feel more relaxed. If you

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 leaks are focusing on 'what', but not 'why'

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More Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra leaks tell us what we already knew, but not why these specs are important.

Google TV could join Samsung TV Plus and Roku in one important way

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The Google TV operating system for smart TVs could get free channels in the same vein as Samsung TV Plus.

How to Set an Expiration Policy on DigitalOcean Spaces Buckets

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The DigitalOcean Spaces web interface doesn’t provide a way to set bucket lifecycle policies. Here’s how to apply expiration settings that automatically delete files after a set time period. This makes Spaces a more suitable location for rotated backups and log files. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

TCL's Affordable New Flip Phones Have an 18-Day Battery Life

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TCL may not be releasing its cutting-edge foldables anytime soon, but it’s now launching a pair of old-fashioned flip phones, the TCL FLIP Pro and Alcatel GO FLIP 4. And for a pair of affordable feature phones, these puppies really pack a punch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Reverb's latest feature lets you track the value of your music gear

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Reverb, the Etsy-owned online used musical instrument site, has added a feature called Collections that lets you track the value of your musical gear. It can show you at a glance exactly what you own and how much it's worth for "fun, insurance or tax purposes," the company said. It also makes it faster to list an item you want to sell by simply pulling it from your collection. To use Collections,

Things to pay attention to before signing up for a web hosting provider

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As far as picking the right web hosting goes, here is all you'll need to get it right the first time round.

Samsung Galaxy S22 could have at least one serious issue

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A leak suggests the Samsung Galaxy S22 could have an even smaller battery than we'd previously heard.

Grab this TP-Link smart plug for its (almost) lowest price

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The TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Slim KP105 has been discounted by almost a quarter offering a hefty saving.

Apple iPhone 13 goes for pre-orders in India: Price, specs, offers and how to pre-order

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Apple iPhone 13 series is set to go for sale in India on September 24 and is now available for pre-orders.

'Ted Lasso' actor finally disproves Roy Kent CGI conspiracy by chugging chocolate milk

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He's here, he's there, he's every-fucking-where, and he's definitely real. Brett Goldstein, aka Ted Lasso fan favorite Roy Kent, joined Jimmy Kimmel ahead of the Emmys this Sunday to chat about his nomination, going from the writer's room to starring, and the weird internet rumor that he's a computer-generated character . "When I found out that I was CGI, it's quite disconcerting," he told Kimmel

Power 50 2021: Our 30-21 revealed

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Here are the next 10 members of the Power 50 2021

One of Disney Plus’ biggest problems is finally fixed

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The Disney Plus app comes to Panasonic TVs, two years after the streaming service launched.

Vishal Bhardwaj directs spy thriller Khufiya for Netflix - It features Tabu

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The film is said to be based on the popular espionage novel ‘Escape to Nowhere’ by Amar Bhushan. It also stars Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi and Ashish Vidyarthi in pivotal roles.

Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone 13 pre-orders

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It's "spend money on iPhones" day, folks, and the Apple Store just went down in anticipation of iPhone 13 pre-orders. The store will go back live at 8 a.m. ET (5 a.m. PT), when you'll be able to pre-order the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Availability for all models starts on Friday, Sept. 24. The new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models pre-orders are starting soon, wit

Telegram has seen a sharp rise in cybercriminal activities, report says

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Cybercriminals have been using Telegram for years, because it's encrypted and easy to access. According to a recent investigation conducted by The Financial Times and cyber intelligence group Cyberint, though, there's been "a 100 percent-plus rise in Telegram usage by cybercriminals" recently. And FT says the rise in criminal activity on the app came after users flocked to it following a change i

Realme Band 2, Narzo 50 series, and new Realme smart TV to launch on September 24

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Realme Band 2, Realme Narzo 50 series, and Realme 32 Neo smart TV will be launched in India next week. Here is what we know so far.

Report claims Samsung Galaxy A73 will have - wait for it - 108MP camera

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A news report from South Korea suggests that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A73 will have a 108MP main camera.

6 new streaming movies and TV shows you can watch in Australia this weekend

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Our top Aussie streaming picks this weekend include Sex Education: Season 3, Y: The Last Man and Back to the Rafters.

Watch Ken Block's Hoonigan team build a real life 'Halo' Warthog vehicle

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Ken Block's Hoonigan Industries has built a fully functional Warthog vehicle, and the team is showing us the process it went through in a new series on YouTube. While it's far from the first life—size version ever made of Halo's famous armored vehicle, this one actually works — it even debuted at the world premiere of the movie Free Guy , which stars Ryan Reynolds, a bank teller who discovers he'

Byju's speeds up its US expansion - Acquires K-12 coding platform Tynker

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The acquisition will expand Byju’s US footprint by providing access to the more than 60 million students and over 100,000 schools in Tynker’s existing global user-base.

How to watch The Morning Show season 2 online and stream the Apple TV Plus series now

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The acclaimed Apple Original series returns with more nail-biting drama, both on and off the air. Here’s how to watch The Morning show season 2 online.

Make your writing workflow easier with this discounted cloud-based tool

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TL;DR: The WriterDuet Screenwriting Pro Plan is on sale for £72.30 as of Sept. 17, saving you 60% on list price. Writing a story, book, or screenplay is already a huge undertaking. Your tools and processes shouldn't make it harder. With the right tools — like WriterDuet — you can work smarter while churning out your story. And you're in luck because, for a limited time, you can snag a three-year

CAT S22 Flip is a rugged Android phone in old-school clamshell guise

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The flip or clamshell phone design has gone the way of the dinosaur, but there is still at least one company that makes them. Not only has Samsung been launching a flip phone for China and South Korea year after year after year, its Galaxy Z Flip even puts a modern and hi-tech spin to the old school form factor. … Continue reading

GoPro Hero 10 Black with up to 5.3K60 video recording and HyperSmooth 4.0 announced

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GoPro Hero 10 Black is an incremental upgrade over Hero 9. The star of the show here is the new GP2 processor along with the new video capture and HyperSmooth 4.0.

Ola goes into hyperdrive on day one of its electric scooter sales

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Ola Electric has already sold more electric scooters in one day than the total scooters sold across the country in the last six months.

Bring your digital canvas to life with these design apps from Pixarra

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TL;DR: The Studio Bundle 3: 7-App Art Design Bundle is on sale for £28.92 as of Sept. 17, saving you 49% on list price. You've already got the talent, but these seven design apps — created exclusively for artists — will help you take your work to the next level, and centralise it on a digital platform. This studio bundle includes access to the best programs, editing tools, brushes, and more to tr

T-Mobile 3G network shutdown has a new and hopefully final date

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5G has been the battle cry of network operators and device manufacturers for a few years now, but the push hasn’t been as fast or as easy as they had hoped. In addition to setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless carriers’ plans to retire old networks and technologies to free up resources have also been met with some resistance … Continue reading

Why Anonymous leaked decades worth of data from the web host Epik

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Anonymous began targeting the notorious web host after it served as the domain registrar to a Texas abortion whistleblower site.

Google TV might have ad-supported free channels soon

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Google TV, pretty much the “Pixel” experience on top of Android TV on select hardware, already has access to tons of video content from a variety of streaming sources. The majority of those sources like Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max require upfront subscriptions, though they do offer free trials for a month or so. There is a growing trend, however, … Continue reading

Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement leaves many virtual machines out in the cold

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To say that Microsoft’s minimum system requirements for Windows 11 were a mess might be a bit of an understatement. Less than a month before its formal launch, the company is still clarifying the conditions that will make a computer eligible for that upgrade. Sometimes, those clarifications can significantly change the game for some users or testers, like those using … Continue reading

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is starting to sound too good to be true

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We can never take leaks and rumors at face value, even if they come from reliable sources. After all, the Apple Watch Series 7’s expected flatter design turned out to be a complete dud, despite famous tipsters supporting the theory. With that in mind, the leaks about the Galaxy S22 series aren’t too reassuring. It seems almost ironic, then, that … Continue reading

Here's where all the best Black Friday 2021 deals will be

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Did it hurt? When you realized we're about to enter our second pandemic holiday shopping season? Ready or not, Black Friday is coming It won't be much longer until retailers start cramming your inbox full of ad scans and deal previews. It may seem a bit pre-emptive, like those neighbors who insist on putting up their Christmas decorations before the leaves fall, but trust us when we say that this

Hyundai Factory Safety Service Robot puts Spot on factory patrol

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Boston Dynamic’s first “BigDog” robot may have been the stuff of robotic nightmares, but its smaller Spot has received mixed feedback both from people and companies. The quadruped’s more streamlined appearance still doesn’t easily remind one of a dog (or any living creature for that matter), but it has become more approachable and a teeny bit more affordable to the … Continue reading

Ryder to build logistics network with autonomous trucking company Embark

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Supply chain and fleet management solutions company Ryder is partnering with yet another autonomous trucking company. On Thursday, Ryder announced its plans to help Embark launch a nationwide network of up to 100 transfer points that will be owned and operated by the autonomous trucking developer. This is Ryder’s third public partnership with autonomous trucking companies. It recently announced p

11 of the best workout apps for people looking to build healthier routines

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Whether you work at home, don’t like the idea of working out in front of other people, or don’t have the time and money to hire a personal trainer, you don’t have to abandon the idea of working out altogether. There are lots of roads to personal fitness, and some can be found right from your phone. Even better: you don’t need expensive equipment to use fitness apps either. Whether you want to go

In internal memo, Apple says it is monitoring legal challenges to Texas abortion law

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In a message posted on an internal employee message board today, Apple said that it was monitoring the legal challenges to what it refers to as the “uniquely restrictive abortion law” that was recently passed in Texas . Apple confirmed the authenticity of the message to TechCrunch. “We are actively monitoring the legal proceedings challenging the uniquely restrictive abortion law in Texas,” the u

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows

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In the run up to the 2020 election, the most highly contested in US history, Facebook’s most popular pages for Christian and Black American content were being run by Eastern European troll farms. These pages were part of a larger network that collectively reached nearly half of all Americans, according to an internal company report, and achieved that reach not through user choice but primarily as

Galaxy S22 battery leak continues disappointing rumor trend

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We’re still months away from its debut, but rumors surrounding the Galaxy S22 series are already piecing together an almost complete picture of Samsung’s next latest and greatest smartphone. Unfortunately, those leaks don’t exactly paint a reassuring picture of the “greatest” effort from the company, especially when it comes to specs. Many of what we’ve heard so far seem to … Continue reading

The Ex-NSA Operative Cyber-Mercenary Scandal Shows the Spyware Industry Is Totally Out of Control

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Earlier this week, the Department of Justice revealed that three former U.S. intelligence operatives were facing federal charges in connection with their work for BlackMatter, a foreign cybersecurity company based in the United Arab Emirates. Read more...

Guillermo Del Toro's 'Nightmare Alley' trailer hints at dark carnival secrets

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The first trailer for Nightmare Alley has arrived, giving us a sneak peek at Guillermo Del Toro's next carnival of oddities. The teaser may not give much away in terms of plot, but its darkly fantastical visual style definitely affirms that this is a Del Toro film. Based on the book of the same name, Nightmare Alley follows manipulative carnival worker Stan (Bradley Cooper) who connects with dang