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Stockeld Dreamery loves cheese so much that it raised $20M to make it out of legumes

Stockeld Dreamery Cheese•
47TechCrunch / 4h
Cheese is one of those foods that when you like it, you actually love it. It’s also one of the most difficult foods to make from something other than milk. Stockeld Dreamery not only took that task on, it has a product to show for it. The Stockholm-based company announced Thursday its Series A round of $20 million co-led by Astanor Ventures and Northzone. Joining them in the round — which founder

Horrified reactions flood Twitter after Supreme Court decision on Texas abortion law

Court Texas Abortion•
30Mashable / 1h
Late on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision on the Texas "heartbeat bill", S.B.8, which bans all abortions after just six weeks, and came into effect in the state at midnight on Tuesday. In a brief, unsigned opinion that stunned not only supporters of reproductive justice, but apparently also the liberal justices on the bench, the Court refused a request by Texas h

Tesla Roadster may finally arrive in 2023 – but will it be the 'quickest car in the world'?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
Elon Musk has claimed that the Tesla Roadster should finally arrive in 2023.

New theory proposed about asteroid Vesta

SlashGear / 10min
There are many large asteroids in our solar system, and one called Vesta is the second largest of them all. Vesta has a diameter of about 330 miles. It’s located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. NASA has previously investigated Vesta with a program called Don that launched in 2007. The mission’s goal was to study Vesta and Ceres, … Continue reading

'Black Joy' is a delightful celebration of Black Britishness

Mashable / 13min
Black joy is a concept that journalist Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff has been aware of for many years. But in summer 2020, after the murder of George Floyd by a police officer, she found herself spending so much time reading and thinking about Black pain, trauma, and "things that are the opposite to joy". While embroiled in difficult conversations around race and identity, it occurred to her that bring

HPE signs multi-billion dollar NSA computing deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13min
HPE wins decade-long NSA contract to deliver high-performance computing for the agency's analytical needs.

This Is the Best iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery

Gizmodo / 18min
Apple added MagSafe charging to the iPhone 12 lineup last fall, and though the original MagSafe Apple used in its laptops was far more innovative, the iPhone version of magnetic charging has least one excellent use: letting you power up your smartphone on the go with a cord-free portable charger. But which one is… Read more...

WhatsApp faces $267M fine for breaching Europe’s GDPR

TechCrunch / 18min
It’s been a long time coming but Facebook is finally feeling some heat from Europe’s much trumpeted data protection regime: Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has just announced a €225 million (~$267M) for WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging app has been under investigation by the Irish DPC, its lead data supervisor in the European Union, since December 2018 — several months after the

Corelight secures $75M Series D to bolster its network defense offering

TechCrunch / 18min
Corelight, a San Francisco-based startup that claims to offer the industry’s first open network detection and response (NDR) platform, has raised $75 million in Series D investment led by Energy Impact Partners. The round — which also includes a strategic investment from Capital One Ventures, Crowdstrike Falcon Fund and Gaingels — brings Corelight’s total raised to $160 million, following a $50 m

Callin, David Sacks’ ‘social podcasting’ app, launches and announces a $12M Series A round

TechCrunch / 18min
As live audio becomes more and more popular, co-founders David Sacks (former COO of PayPal and CEO of Yammer) and Axel Ericsson sought to combine social audio and podcasting into one seamless app. The resulting app Callin launches today on iOS with an announcement of $12 million in Series A funding co-led by Sequoia, Goldcrest, and Craft Ventures, where Sacks is a founder and partner. On live aud

I Want My Daughter to Live in a Better Metaverse

Wired / 18min
The metaverse could be beautiful. But left unchecked, it will further fragment reality and make us even more polarized.

I tried out the new Hilton Honors ‘breakfast’ benefit — and I’m a fan

The Points Guy / 21min
A few weeks ago, I was reviewing my credit card tracking spreadsheet when I realized I had a couple of unused perks on my Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card . First, I had a pair of Hilton free-night certificates , and one of them was going to expire on Jan. 3, 2022. In addition, I hadn’t used any of my $250 Hilton resort credit for the year — which would reset as of Oct. 28, my account a

Hotel Owners Complain Guests Still Want Service In Exchange For High Rates [Roundup]

View from the Wing / 22min
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 ...

What Are the Golden and Blue Hours in Photography?

How-To Geek / 24min
You have heard photographers use the phrases “golden hour” or “blue hour” when discussing photography. So what and when are these hours, and how can you use them to take better photos? Let’s take a look. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2022 Infiniti QX80 finally fixes the three-row luxe SUV’s biggest flaw

SlashGear / 24min
Infiniti’s biggest SUV is getting a much-needed upgrade, with the 2022 QX80 addressing one of the lingering complaints about the automaker’s lavish three-row model. Headed to dealerships this fall, the updated QX80 tackles cabin shortcomings first, looking across the aisle to its Nissan counterpart for some suggestions. That’s no bad thing, frankly, given how the Nissan and Infiniti SUV ranges …

Listen to the mesmerizing music made by plants

Mashable / 34min
It is now possible, using bio-sonification, to translate the internal frequencies of plants into musical masterpieces. Joe Patitucci , composer and cofounder of PlantWave , uses that plant music as a bridge between the human and natural world.

India launches Account Aggregator to extend financial services to millions

TechCrunch / 36min
India’s top banks five years ago built the interoperable UPI railroads and enabled over 150 million people in the South Asian market to pay digitally. Scores of firms — including local firms Paytm, PhonePe, CRED and international giants Google and Facebook — in India today support the UPI infrastructure, which is now reporting 3 billion transactions each month. Banks are now ready for their secon

Get 50GB of data for just £12 a month with this unbeatable Smarty SIM only deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Smarty's SIM-only plans are now giving 50GB of data for just £12 per month with this excellent deal.

“The Booth” Debuts On Virgin Atlantic’s Leisure A350s

36One Mile at a Time / 43min
Virgin Atlantic has just introduced a new onboard lounge concept on a subfleet of Airbus A350s, and I think I like it… Virgin Atlantic is getting “leisure” A350s In the long run Virgin Atlantic’s flagship aircraft will be the Airbus A350-1000 . The airline has a total of 12 of these on order, and the London-based carrier has already taken delivery of seven of these planes. The seven A350-1000s th

Researchers study hair-like protein inside of bacteria

SlashGear / 46min
Researchers from Yale have studied a protein inside bacteria that is described as hair-like and acting as an on-off switch for something dubbed nature’s “electric grid.” Researchers say the ground beneath the surface of the Earth around the entire world is electrically wired by bacteria covered in these hair-like proteins. Those bacteria and their proteins permeate all oxygen-less soil and … Cont

PUBG: New State goes for pre-registrations in India for Android and iOS

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
PUBG: New State which was announced back in February and was subsequently made available in beta in the US has now gone for pre-registrations for Android and iOS in India.

Your next smartwatch could come with not one, but two cameras on board

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Qualcomm is apparently testing out a new Snapdragon 5100 chipset for wearables, and we've got the details.

This cheap 4K TV could be one of the best 40-inch screens to buy this year

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Panasonic has revealed the JX600 4K TV, set to replace last year’s HX600 while being a more affordable alternative to the JX800.

The Morning After: Locast's local TV streaming service loses legal protections

Engadget / 1h
Locast, a company that claimed to improve access to local TV stations for people who can’t get the signal via traditional means, has been dealt a blow by a New York Court. It lost a courtroom battle with CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox, which said the company was violating copyright. Deadline reports the group’s request for summary judgment was granted, and it couldn’t use its non-profit status as a defens

New Morgan 3 Wheeler is an all-new design with Ford power

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SlashGear / 1h
Morgan is an automaker that was founded in 1909. The vehicles it builds include the iconic three-wheel vehicle that has been scooting around the world’s roads for decades. Over the years, there have been multiple versions of the Morgan 3 Wheeler, and the current version is on its way out. Morgan has now confirmed it is developing an all-new 3 … Continue reading

Vodafone's market-leading broadband deals come to an end tomorrow

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
If you're looking for a new fibre broadband deal, Vodafone looks like the best place to go right now.

With a little help from their friends: how The Sims 4’s community has helped shape the game

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Sims has always been a game that thrives on its community, and The Sims 4 is taking that to new levels.

LG B1 OLED comes to US in surprise online listing

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The budget LG B1 OLED has come to the US, despite LG's assertions to the contrary.

FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight

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24TechCrunch / 1h
Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Apple’s rumored iPhone satellite support may be for emergency calls and messages Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into an anomaly on the Virgin Galactic flight that carried Richard Branson to space . In a piece discussing not

SoftBank deepens commitment to LatAm with two new partners focused on early-stage investing

28TechCrunch / 1h
In March 2019, SoftBank Group International made headlines when it announced the SoftBank Innovation Fund, which started out with a $2 billion commitment to invest in tech startups in Latin America. A lot has changed since then. SoftBank changed the name of the fund to the SoftBank Latin America Fund, or LatAm Fund for short. The Japanese investment conglomerate has dramatically ramped up its inv

AxleHire to scale Tortoise and URB-E zero-emissions delivery solutions nationally

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21TechCrunch / 1h
Last-mile logistics supplier AxleHire provides same-day and next-day delivery through a network that includes gig economy, couriers and traditional carriers. Over the past year, it has been quietly piloting automated repositioning startup Tortoise’s remote controlled delivery robots in Los Angeles and compact container delivery service URB-E’s e-bike container delivery in New York City. On Thursd

WhatsApp issued second-largest GDPR fine of €225m

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41BBC News - Technology / 1h
The Irish data watchdog has handed WhatsApp the second-highest ever GDPR fine.

Master Java Programming With 88% Off This Expert Led Training Package

Futurism / 1h
While the hype is around AIs that program themselves , the demand for humans writing code is only growing and is going to keep growing as more industries add coding, machine learning, and other computer science skills to their core competencies. The Learn Java Programming: From Beginner to Advanced Bundle helps anybody from absolute beginners to experienced coders add Java to their resumes. It’s

You’re Not Alone: Monkeys Choke Under Pressure Too

Wired / 1h
Now you can blame the primate brain. And neuroscientists are eager for a deeper look.

Our Favorite Mattresses on Sale for Labor Day

Wired / 1h
Need a new bed? Holidays are the best times to get a decent price. Here are our recommendations in all price ranges.

Hackers are hiring more English speakers to write believable email scams

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
With the technical aspect sorted, scamsters are now looking for help to ensure their scams are clean grammatically.

Airtel tests cloud gaming experience on 5G network

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Airtel feels that 5G can help push cloud gaming to the next level in India and hence it conducted a trial run of the same use case.

How to Wipe a Drive on Windows 10 or Windows 11

How-To Geek / 1h
Windows has built-in tools that will let you write zeros to a drive, securely erasing its contents. This ensures deleted files on the drive can’t be recovered. Whether you want to wipe an internal drive or an external USB drive, here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ford Ranger Splash returns for the 2022 model year

Ford Ranger Splash•
SlashGear / 1h
One of the more popular versions of the Ranger pickup in past generations was the Splash. Ford has now confirmed that the Splash Package is returning for the 2022 Ranger. The package includes special orange and black graphics on the side of the body, matte black wheels, and various pieces of orange and black trim inside and outside the vehicle. … Continue reading

EVGA’s broken RTX 3090 graphics cards were victims of ‘poor workmanship’

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
EVGA has completed an investigation of the cards which failed while playing the beta of Amazon’s MMO, New World.

BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a no-frills electric mini-bike

BMW Motorrad CE 02•
SlashGear / 1h
The BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is debuting at IAA Mobility 2021 in Germany next week. Unlike other electric motorcycles from BMW Motorrad like the CE O4 urban cruiser and other concepts, the CE 02 mini-bike defines the fine line between a modern scooter and a vintage bike. BMW Motorrad’s head of vehicle design Alexander Buckan calls the concept a … Continue reading

Convert Hotel Points Into United Miles With 30% Bonus

29One Mile at a Time / 1h
United has just launched a promotion, offering a bonus when you convert hotel points into United MileagePlus miles. Transfer hotel points to United with 30% bonus Through September 30, 2021, United MileagePlus is offering a 30% bonus when you convert hotel points into airline miles. The bonus applies for transfers made between September 1 and September 30, 2021, and you can earn up to 25,000 bonu

Report: India may be next in line to mandate changes to Apple’s in-app payment rules

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26TechCrunch / 1h
Summer is still technically in session, but a snowball is slowly developing in the world of apps, and specifically the world of in-app payments. A report in Reuters today says that the Competition Commission of India, the country’s monopoly regulator, will soon be looking at an antitrust suit filed against Apple over how it mandates that app developers use Apple’s own in-app payment system — ther

Windows Server 2022 gets full general release

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Users will get 10 years of support with Windows Server 2022.

Researchers create a wooden floor that generates electricity

SlashGear / 2h
Researchers from Switzerland have devised a method that allows the harvesting of electricity from walking on a wooden floor. The technology is called a nanogenerator and enables enough electric power to be generated from walking to power a lightbulb in testing. Researchers on the project improved the wood flooring their nanogenerator uses by integrating a combination of a special silicone … Conti

The crises won't stop coming. Radical acceptance is the key to coping.

Mashable / 2h
Take a deep, long breath, because you probably need one this week. Which week is it again? The one with Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm , that wiped out power for weeks in New Orleans . The one where the U.S. ended a 20-year war in Afghanistan but left behind vulnerable Afghans who may die at the hands of the Taliban now that America is gone. The one where a major wildfire in California crossed

Twitter gets new feature that can automatically block trolls

Twitter Safety Mode•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Safety mode is rolling out to a group of users for now, which can automatically block accounts using offensive language.

Why businesses need to adopt a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ mentality

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Just as the Swiss Army Knife is seen as a survival tool, business survival today is based on adaptability and agility.

How PC grew into the best couch multiplayer platform

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
It took a lot of time, technology, indie games, and a bit of Resident Evil 6...

Microsoft Edge is fixing one of the most annoying parts of editing PDFs

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Instantly find where you left editing a PDF in Microsoft Edge.

Samsung has made a 200-megapixel smartphone sensor

Samsung ISOCELL 200MP•
Engadget / 2h
Samsung has just thrown down a gauntlet and insisted that its newest imaging sensor may be the thing that knocks Sony off its perch. The Korean giant has today announced the ISOCELL HP1, which it says is the first 200-megapixel image sensor (with 0.64μm pixels) for mobile devices. It added that the silicon is already small enough to fit in mobile hardware and that the promise of all of those extr

Joe Rogan Says He Tested Positive for Covid-19, Claims He's Taking Ivermectin

Gizmodo / 2h
Podcaster Joe Rogan says he’s tested positive for covid-19 and claims he’s taking ivermectin to treat it, along with a host of other drugs. Ivermectin has become seen as a wonder drug against covid-19 for right wingers in the U.S., sometimes leading people to buy a livestock version of the drug for themselves, but the… Read more...

DJI OM 5 telescopic smartphone gimbal is a selfie stick on steroids

SlashGear / 2h
Normally when you hear the name DJI, you’re talking about a drone able to fly through the air and take photos and video. However, drones aren’t all DJI makes, and its latest product is called the DJI OM 5. The DJI OM 5 is a smartphone gimble that also features a telescopic arm turning it into a selfie stick. The … Continue reading

Future Apple Watches could have new health trackers, but science limits what Apple can achieve

Apple Watch 7 Year•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Apple has big plans for the health trackers in its Apple Watch 7 and beyond, but we aren't convinced they'll ever become reality.

Qualcomm's aptX Lossless could transform the way wireless headphones sound

Qualcomm Aptx Lossless•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
CD-quality lossless audio is finally coming to wireless headphones.

Why Alien 5 from Neill Blomkamp didn't happen, despite Sigourney Weaver's backing

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has explained why his fifth Alien movie didn't get made, despite the support of star Sigourney Weaver.

‘Bad bots’ make up a huge amount of all internet traffic

Barracuda Bot Traffic•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
When left unchecked, bad bots can steal data, affect site performance, and even lead to a breach.

Study finds microscale concave interfaces could be useful to autonomous vehicles

SlashGear / 2h
A new study has looked into the science behind microscale concave interfaces (MCI). This type of structure reflects light and can produce rainbows which are potentially useful optical phenomena. The goal of this study was to learn how the technology works. The paper outlines how light interacts with an MCI, hoping to open the door for potential uses down the … Continue reading

Top Gun: Maverick release date nosedives into 2022 amid ongoing Covid-19 concerns

Paramount Maverick 7 2022•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Paramount has once again delayed Top Gun: Maverick’s release date, affecting the arrival times of Mission: Impossible 7 and Jackass Forever, too.

Is Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home? Charlie Cox won't deny it

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Daredevil star Charlie Cox hasn't ruled out the possibility of The Man Without Fear appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The Google Pixel 6 could be a lot easier to buy than the Pixel 5a

Google Pixel 6 October•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Reports from the supply chain say that Google wants a 50% increase on Pixel production compared with 2019.

FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceflight

Branson Virgin Galactic•
Engadget / 3h
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into an anomaly on the Virgin Galactic flight that carried Richard Branson to space . In a piece discussing not just that particular flight but the company's various safety issues throughout the years, The New Yorker explained that Virgin's spacecraft went off-course during descent, triggering an "entry glide-cone warning." The spacecraft uses the gl

Get 7 artistic design apps from Pixarra for just $40

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of Sept. 2, you can grab the Studio Bundle 3 7-App Art Design Bundle for 50% off at just $39.99. 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 centralize it on a digital platform. This studio bundle includes access to the best programs, editing tools, brushes, and more to truly make your

Take 60% off WriterDuet and improve your productivity in story or screenplay writing

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Tell your stories with the WriterDuet Screenwriting Pro Plan , on sale now for $99.99 for a three-year subscription — that's 60% off — as of Sept. 2. 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, fo

Brew freshly ground coffee or K-Cups in just a few minutes with the Sboly Coffee Maker

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Stay caffeinated with the Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker on sale for only $46.99 as of Sept. 2 — that's a 32% discount. If you’re looking to retire your Starbucks habit, the Sboly Coffee Maker won’t have you regretting your decision. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or a lover of K-Cups and the convenience they offer, this single-serve brewer will satisfy your morning cravings in minut

Level up your fall adventures with these portable power stations on sale

Mashable / 3h
If there’s a silver lining that came out of the global pandemic, it’s that we’ve all really got back in touch with nature . When you’re trapped within the same four walls for so long, escaping and exploring the outdoors is essential. But with everything that’s going on in the world, it’s also pretty important to stay connected. You can get the best of both worlds by investing in a portable power

The best Amazon Kindle subscription service just got a lot more useful

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Amazon Kindle Unlimited now lets you download double the books or comics at the same time.

Samsung’s unveiled a 200MP camera that could come to the Xiaomi 12 Ultra

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Samsung has unveiled two new camera sensors, one of which could land in the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, and the other in the S22.

Don’t hold your breath for Cyberpunk 2077’s PS5 or Xbox Series X update this year

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
If you’re looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077’s PS5 and Xbox Series X/S updates, be prepared to wait a little longer.

Grab this Panasonic hair dryer for its (almost) lowest price

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Panasonic EH-NA65 hair dryer has been discounted by more than half, offering a hefty saving.

65-inch 8K TVs are leading the pack, but should people buy bigger?

Samsung Neo QLED TF•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
DSCC has predicted exponential growth in 8K resolution screens over the next five years – and they're only getting bigger.

Have a laugh and check out our list of some of the funniest PC games ever released

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
We take a trip into comedy territory and check out some of the funniest PC games ever released.

Samsung is making 200-megapixel phone cameras a reality

Samsung ISOCELL 200MP•
Mashable / 4h
The megapixel race isn't over yet. On Thursday, Samsung announced a new camera sensor called Isocell HP1, the first to boast a resolution of 200 megapixels, with a pixel size of 0.64μm. While the sensor will be able to use all those pixels to produce an absolutely massive image, in real life usage phone cameras will probably mostly rely on the sensor's pixel binning capabilities, where it combine

Realme’s upcoming tablet seems aimed as an iPad Air rival

Realme Pad India Design•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Judging by comments from Realme’s CEO, the upcoming Realme Pad is designed to be light and portable.

Top Indian payments app PhonePe opens its data firehose to everyone

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22TechCrunch / 4h
PhonePe, one of the largest digital payments services in India, on Thursday launched Pulse , a free product to offer insights into how people in the world’s second largest internet market are paying digitally. And PhonePe would know: the Flipkart-backed five-year-old startup said its insights are based on over 22 billion transactions it has processed over the years. Pulse offers an unprecedented

How decentralized models are reimagining the cloud

IoT CloudCasa Varonis•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Decentralized cloud storage services offer unprecedented levels of security and privacy over the popular centralized services.

iPhone inside 30 mins? Germany’s Arive brings consumer brands to your door, raises €6M

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21TechCrunch / 4h
In Europe and the US we are very much getting used to groceries being delivered within 15 minutes, with a huge battleground of startups in the space. Startups across Europe and the US have raised no less than $3.1 billion in the last quarter alone for grocery deliveries within 10 or 20-minute delivery promises. But all are scrambling over a market where the average order size is pretty low. What

RISE will return to Hong Kong in 2022

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36TechCrunch / 4h
RISE, one of Asia’s largest tech conferences, is returning to Hong Kong in March 2022 as an in-person event, and will be held there for at least five years, announced organizer Web Summit today. Last year, Web Summit said RISE would move to Kuala Lumpur, but its return to Hong Kong means the conference will no longer be held in Malaysia’s capital, though a spokesperson told TechCrunch that it is

Stravito raises $14.6M to create a ‘Netflix for enterprise market research’

Stravito Raises Netflix•
42TechCrunch / 4h
Market research and insights are often underutilized assets for enterprises but it’s usually too hard to find content and there’s a lot of duplication, or information isn’t used well. Swedish startup Stravito says it can centralize internal and external data sources and create something more akin to a ‘Spotify or Netflix’ for these kinds of assets, making them far more usable and consumable, they

Tesla ordered to share Autopilot data with the US traffic safety agency

Tesla Autopilot Florida•
Engadget / 4h
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Tesla to hand over detailed Autopilot data by October 22nd or else face fines of up to $115 million, according to The New York Times . Back in August, NHTSA announced that it's investigating incidents wherein Tesla vehicles with Autopilot activated crashed into parked first responder vehicles with flashing lights. The agency origin

Valorant Episode 3 Act 2, Battle Pass details out, new Fracture map teased

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Even before the release of the new update we now know what to expect from Valorant Episode 3 Act 2 including the Battle Pass, free items, Fracture map, price and release date.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-Fi variant is now available in India

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Wi-Fi follows up the launch of the LTE variant that was introduced back in June in India

This week’s ‘Lower Decks’ engages in old-school Trek tropes

Engadget / 5h
This post contains minor spoilers for season two, episode four of ‘ Star Trek: Lower Decks .’ If you were a Star Trek newbie, today’s episode of Lower Decks , “Mugato, Gumato,” is not a good place to start. It’s packed full of references across the franchise, including Beckett Mariner, Sam Rutherford and Brad Boimler engaging in a not-so-friendly match of anbo-jyutsu , the appearance of not-so-en

Dizo GoPods, GoPods Neo true wireless earbuds launched in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Dizo has expanded its audio portfolio with the launch of two new true wireless earbuds priced under Rs 3,000.

Samsung ISOCELL HP1 brings a 200MP sensor to smartphones

SlashGear / 6h
Although higher pixel counts don’t always translate to higher quality images, it sometimes never hurts to have more if you can afford it, especially since it looks good in marketing. For years now, Samsung has been pushing the envelope when it comes to the number of pixels a single mobile image sensor can hold, and it has just announced a … Continue reading

Netflix's bloody 'Squid Game' trailer puts a deadly twist on schoolyard games

Netflix Squid Game•
Mashable / 6h
A new trailer for upcoming Netflix series Squid Game has arrived, providing a look at some of its lethal playground games. They are definitely not suitable for children. In the stylish South Korean thriller, over 450 struggling, debt-ridden people are invited to participate in a mysterious competition to win ₩45.6 billion ($39 million) — a difficult amount to turn down even if you don't have fina

Xiaomi officially kicks off its EV business

Xiaomi EV Business•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Xiaomi has setup a new business entity called XaiomiEV Inc to focus on making electric vehicles

Logitech Logi Bolt encrypts wireless keyboards and mice connections

Logitech Logi Bolt•
SlashGear / 7h
The trend in computer-centric workspaces for the past years has been to declutter desks by either hiding those pesky cables or by going wireless. Of course, wireless keyboards and mice are nothing new, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and types of connectivity. Bluetooth peripherals save you USB slots but often at the expensive stability, while wireless receivers sometimes … Continue reading

Realme 8s and Realme 8i launching in India on September 9

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Realme Pad is also expected to be launched in India on September 9 along with Realme 8i and Realme 8s.

Apple will allow some media apps to link outside the App Store for payments

Apple India App Store•
Engadget / 8h
Apple has been taking a lot of flak lately over the 30 percent cut it takes from app developers. Starting next year, though, certain developers will be able to avoid paying the tech giant a commission. The company has announced that it will update the App Store in early 2022 to allow developers of "reader" apps to add in-app links to their websites, allowing users to set up their accounts and mak

Cajoo raises $40 million for its instant grocery delivery service

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38TechCrunch / 8h
French startup Cajoo is raising some money in order to compete more aggressively in the new and highly competitive category of food delivery companies. Interestingly, the lead investor in today’s funding round is Carrefour, the supermarket giant. Headline (formerly is also participating in the round as well as existing investors Frst and XAnge. Carrefour’s investment isn’t just a fina

Save £300 on the Asus ZenBook S13 laptop in Amazon's end of summer sale

Mashable / 8h
SAVS 23%: The Asus ZenBook S13 UX393 laptop is on sale for £999.99 in Amazon's end of summer sale, saving you £300 on list price. In the blink of an eye, school is back. The summer holidays might be over, but there is still time to save on back to school essentials. Amazon's end of summer sale has showcased absolutely loads of impressive deals on everything from kitchen appliances to smart speake

Elevate your video production skills with this discounted online bundle

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The 2021 Complete Video Production Super Bundle is on sale for £25.51 as of Sept. 2, saving you 98% on list price. Video used to be an afterthought in the marketing strategy of businesses. But with video content gaining a stronghold in the digital space — face it, there has never been a day where you haven't come across a TikTok video — it has become the core of pretty much everyone's outr

Snapdragon Wear 5100 CPU might be a modest upgrade after all

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SlashGear / 8h
The launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 also brought with it a new Exynos chip designed for wearable devices. Built on a 5nm process, the Exynos W920 promises to be the most powerful and most energy-efficient platform for smartwatches today, though it is only available for Samsung smartwatches anyway. Qualcomm is expected to fire back soon with a Snapdragon Wear … Continue reading

DJI Mavic or Pro 3 leak reveals specs and design of next-gen drone

SlashGear / 8h
DJI might be retiring its Mavic name, but that doesn’t mean the line is going extinct. True, it has been three years since a “main” Mavic drone was launched, but DJI did launch a few drones in the meantime. Fans of the drone maker will probably be relieved to hear that a new product is just around the corner. And … Continue reading

Vodafone launches its first 5G home internet plans in Australia

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Vodafone's launched two plans which are great value NBN alternatives, so long as you're in one of the coverage zones.

Apple will let apps redirect sign-ups to external websites

SlashGear / 9h
Apple and Google are facing intense scrutiny and even lawsuits over the handling of their respective app stores. Just recently, a new law in South Korea will force the two giants to open their stores to other payment systems. Potentially facing a similar loss in Japan, Apple has now announced that it will be updating its App Store policy that … Continue reading

Afghanistan: Facebook says it helped people flee, including staff

94BBC News - Technology / 9h
The flight arrived in Mexico City on Wednesday, with 175 Afghan citizens on board, including 75 children.

Chromebooks might use custom Google CPU in 2023

SlashGear / 9h
Many see Google, and technically many other companies, as always copying Apple’s strategies, especially the successful ones. At the height of the Apple M1 hype, Google was rumored to be working on its own ARM-based silicon, one that would take on the Apple A series of processors that launched back in 2010. Of course, the M1 silicon was destined not … Continue reading

Samsung Knox is getting a lot easier to use

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Samsung's latest Knox cloud service release includes a number of new features and enhancements for the company's mobile security suite.

Apple plans another tweak to its strict app store rules.

Apple App Store India•
25NYT > Technology / 10h
The change, which affects apps like Spotify and Netflix, will allow developers to steer users to their websites rather than the App Store.

Massachussetts AG greenlights Uber, Lyft-backed gig worker ballot initiative

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28TechCrunch / 10h
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey gave a coalition of app-based service providers like Uber and Lyft the go-ahead to start collecting signatures needed to put a proposed ballot measure before voters that would define drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Backers of the initiative, which is essentially a MA version of Proposition 22, would need to gather tens of thous

Apple announces new settlement with Japan allowing developers to link to external websites

Apple India App Store•
31TechCrunch / 10h
Apple has reached a settlement with the Japanese regulator to allow developers of “reader” apps to link to their own websites for users to manage their accounts. The change goes to effect in early 2022. Apple has been facing scrutiny in multiple markets, including the US and South Korea, over how it mandates its own payment systems for developers, with critics accusing it of anti-competitive prac

Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound adds aptX Lossless Bluetooth audio support

SlashGear / 10h
Bluetooth audio has been around for years, but it has seen a significant increase in use thanks to Apple’s initiative to remove headphone jacks in smartphones. Unfortunately, Bluetooth headphones, especially tiny earbuds, still lack some of the quality audio performance that wired headsets deliver. Apple has been working on fixing that situation with support for lossless audio in Apple Music, … C

FTC cracks down on creepy SpyFone stalkerware app

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20Mashable / 11h
One down, far too many left to go. On Wednesday the Federal Trade Commission announced it had banned SpyFone, the maker of a so-called stalkerware app, from the digital surveillance business. As their name suggests, stalkerware apps grant abusers the ability to secretly monitor the digital lives of anyone's phone they can get their hands on. "The company's apps sold real-time access to their secr

Galaxy Z Fold 3 survives Allstate drop and dunk tests

SlashGear / 11h
It may be $200 cheaper this year, but there’s no denying that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 still surpasses regular smartphones of the same specs when it comes to price. You are, of course, paying for materials and technologies revolving around that foldable display, but that may also be a cause for great concern when it comes to durability. Samsung … Continue reading

FTC leak reveals interest in broken McDonald’s ice cream machines

SlashGear / 11h
Every McDonald’s restaurant has an ice cream machine, but whether you can actually order anything involving the cold treat is a gamble. It’s well-known that McDonald’s ice cream machines are often ‘not working right now’ when someone tries to order, an issue that may have more to do with long repair wait times than employees who simply don’t want to … Continue reading

The FTC Has Banned a Stalkerware Firm and Its CEO, Signaling a Crackdown on the Industry

Gizmodo / 12h
For years, civil liberties advocates have criticized so-called “stalkerware” firms, an odious subset of the surveillance industry that sells products specifically designed to invade people’s lives and spy on them. As multiple reports have shown, such products are frequently used by abusers and stalkers to commit gross… Read more...

Invasive cane toads too deadly even for Australia turn to cannibalism

46TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Invasive cannibalistic Cane Toad tadpoles and hatchlings are locked in a brutal biological arms race.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE release date could be pushed to the end of October, actually

Samsung Galaxy October•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Rumors have swirled around the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE release date – and the latest claim is it’s coming on October 29.

Genesis reveals an electric roadmap with some unexpected surprises

Hyundai Genesis 2025•
SlashGear / 12h
Genesis has revealed its roadmap for electrification, and while Hyundai’s luxury arm may have been slow to embrace EVs it’s planning on wasting no time moving forward. By 2025, Genesis said today, all of its new vehicles will be fully electric, though it’ll be splitting its attentions between two different drivetrain technologies. On the one hand, there’ll be battery-electric vehicles, … Continue

Oh No, It's Happening Again

200+Gizmodo / 12h
Last year was obviously awful for everyone across the globe, and if you were a movie fan, there was also that added kick in the teeth of watching all these movies you wanted to see pushed off the release calendar. Some of those, like Black Widow and F9 , were finally released this year, but with the rampant spread of… Read more...

Justice Dept. Is Said to Accelerate Google Advertising Inquiry

Justice Dept Google•
37NYT > Technology / 12h
The moves may result in a second antitrust lawsuit against Google before the end of the year.

Facebook Fantasy Games lets users predict sports outcomes for free

Facebook Fantasy Games•
SlashGear / 12h
Facebook has introduced Fantasy Games, a new free prediction platform the company describes as a simplified form of playing fantasy sports. With Fantasy Games, Facebook users on iOS and Android will be able to predict the outcome of various events, including sports games and pop culture happenings. The feature is only available to some users, however. Facebook Games is now … Continue reading

American Airlines Adds New Flights To Its Austin ‘Hub In All But The Name’

28View from the Wing / 12h
American Airlines has added three seasonal routes from Austin for a two and a half week period, and it's not even South By Southwest. From December 16, 2021 - January 3, 2022 American will offer flights to Denver, Fort Myers and Aspen. Continue reading ...