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FIFA VAR Offside Tech•
The use of technology to help officials make more accurate offside decisions will be tested at the Fifa Arab Cup, which starts on Tuesday.

South Korea VR Elderly•
38Mashable / 1h
South Korea is planning to introduce conditional driver's licenses for the elderly by 2025 — and the way they're making sure drivers are fit to drive is quite interesting. According to South Korean news agency Yonhap News , Korea's National Police Agency (KNPA) is starting research and development for a three-year, virtual-reality-based driving suitability assessment plan, with a budget of 3.6 bi

Spider-Man Tom Holland•
Both Sony and Marvel are planning a second Tom Holland-led Spider-Man trilogy after No Way Home , Sony producer Amy Pascal has confirmed. Speaking to Fandango in a recent interview, Pascal revealed that the studio is “getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel,” adding that “we’re thinking of [the Homecoming trilogy] as three films, and now we’re going to go onto

How-To Geek / 9min
In 1981, Xerox released the 8010 Information System, which was the first commercial computer with a GUI and the first to introduce the desktop metaphor with folders and icons that we still use today. 40 years later, we take a look at why it was special. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It's no secret that Sony is looking to push harder into mobile games in the near future, and we've been waiting to see what that actually means. Now a new patent for some mobile gaming hardware might give us our first clue. As spotted by VideoGamesChronicle , Sony's Japanese arm was recently granted a patent for a mobile phone games controller that looks similar to the PS4 Dualshock (pictured abo

While investigating an ongoing malware campaign, cybersecurity researchers have discovered new spyware with variants that work on both Android devices and Windows computers . Named Chinotto, the malware was discovered by researchers at Kaspersky , who believe it is being used by a state-sponsored threat actor known as ScarCraft to keep tabs on North Korean defectors, journalists who cover North K

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Amazon PS5 Walmart•
We may be completely out of energy after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Game is about to end this year's sales event with one last hurrah - a PS5 restock is now live. The specialist retailer has a number of PS5 consoles and bundles available to buy right now. From what we've seen with previous restocks, expect the consoles to go first but there should be a good opportunity to pick up a bundle

UK Facebook Meta Giphy•
Engadget / 41min
As rumored , the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ordered Meta (Facebook) to sell Giphy, saying the deal "could harm social media users and UK advertisers." It found that the deal would boost Meta's already prodigious market power by limiting other platforms' access to Giphy GIFs, "driving more traffic to Facebook owned sites — Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram." The CMA said that

Sonos Affordable Sub Mini•
It looks like Sonos could be about to release a new subwoofer, after a Reddit user spotted details of the so-called Sub Mini in the brand's S2 app. The user posted the details of the subwoofer appeared when they tapped the 'More information' button when adding a second Sub (Gen 3) – the brand's flagship subwoofer – to their Sonos system. They also uploaded a screenshot of the information screen.

Mashable / 56min
Giving Tuesday — the “ global generosity movement ” that encourages people to engage in some post-Black Friday charitable giving — has arrived, and Mashable's rounded up some of this year’s biggest giveback campaigns. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, well-past Black Friday deals, small business Saturday roundups, and Cyber Monday sales. Through collabor

Gizmodo / 59min
Mark Zuckeberg’s metaverse is still just a dream inside his head. But one animator took the liberty of creating a version of Facebook’s metaverse that probably wouldn’t be approved by the social media giant. Read more...

O2 is offering free SIM cards to Big Issue vendors as part of its National Databank intiaitve, hoping to address the challenges of digital poverty and enable contactless payments. The Big Issue was founded three decades ago as a non-profit organisation that allows people living in poverty to earn an income by selling a magazine to the public. There are currently 1,500 vendors and the magazine sel

Xbox Cloud Gaming Edge•
If you’re someone who only uses Microsoft Edge to download another browser, you might want to rethink your habits, as it's about to become the best tool for enjoying Xbox’s Cloud Gaming service . Microsoft has just announced that a new Cloud Gaming feature called Clarity Boost is coming exclusively to its first-party browser - and you can try it out today if you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subs

Halo Infinite XP B. Pass•
Halo Infinite will now reward players with significantly more XP for completing the first six matches of each day, which should make progressing through the game’s Battle Pass a lot easier. 343 Industries’ community manager John Junyszek announced on Twitter that players would now receive increased XP. The first game of each day will reward players with 300 XP, the second and third games will gra

29Mashable / 1h
There's plenty of British TV on Hulu, but what's the best? Sure, you could enjoy Colin Firth striding gallantly out of a pond in Pride and Prejudice again — it's a classic. Yes, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks are always there if you need them. Fine, if you feel the need to watch another bodice-ripping take on the story of Henry VIII you could check out The Tudors , if you want. But what about so

UK Facebook Meta Giphy•
In a significant push against big tech’s ability to maintain market dominance through sheer buying power, the UK’s competition watchdog has ordered Facebook (now Meta) to reverse its acquisition of animated GIF platform, Giphy — confirming the Financial Times ‘ earlier reporting. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said its phase 2 investigation cemented earlier competition concerns about

LG Energy Solution IPO•
LG Energy Solution , the battery unit wholly owned by LG Chem, received preliminary approval for an initial public offering, the Korea Exchange said in a statement on Tuesday. LG Energy Solution is reportedly planning to submit its IPO application to Financial Supervisory Service as early as this week, aiming to list at the end of January. In June, LG Energy suspended its IPO process on the heels

UK ICO Clearview AI•
Engadget / 1h
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has provisionally fined the facial recognition company Clearview AI £17 million ($22.6 million) for breaching UK data protection laws. It said that Clearview allegedly failed to inform citizens that it was collecting billions of their photos, among other transgressions. It has also (again, provisionally) ordered it to stop further processing of res

As November 2021 draws to a close, there’s one thing that crypto market data can tell us in confidence; crypto retail investors can be a dramatic bunch. The pullback in traditional markets resulting from the new Covid variant making its way into the media has played a big part in driving the current crypto market dip. But rather than seeing this as a healthy correction and a prime buy-in opportun

Zomato Connect Investors•
Indian restaurant aggregator Zomato has launched Zomato Wings, which is a platform to help restaurants raise money for growth. Zomato Wings hopes to be the one-stop place for various types of funders looking to make private investments in restaurants and cloud-kitchens. Zomato will help restaurants position their "story and metrics" in the right manner and connect them with the right investors. "

Samsung Galaxy S22•
The Samsung Galaxy S22 phones are going to be heading our way early in 2022, and we just got some new information about what to expect from the camera setup on the two more affordable models: the standard S22 and the S22 Plus. According to well-known tipster @UniverseIce , both of these phones are going to come with the same front and rear camera configurations. On the back, the camera modules wi

Redmi Note 11 5 India•
There's a new Xiaomi phone on the block – well, on the globe, though you won't be able to buy it any time soon. The Redmi Note 11T just landed: it has only launched in India so far, though you might find the device very familiar. That's because the new Note 11T is more than a dead ringer for the Redmi Note 11 in most ways – it's basically the same phone. That device was unveiled in China in early

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Get 40% off all Carbonite backup services through Dec. 31. Cloud backup services for your computer are valuable because they present an additional layer of security to ensure you never lose your precious photos, videos, documents, and other files. Unfortunately, local backups aren’t enough. The great thing about these kinds of services for your computer is that you don't even have to think

Mashable / 1h
There’s only one more month left in 2021. That means there’s still plenty of time to get serious about your health and wellness. No, you don’t need to go out and buy a Peloton (although, you might be able to grab one still on sale for Black Friday ). You can jumpstart a workout routine right from your own living room . All you need is the right app — and there are plenty to choose from. For Cyber

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of Nov. 30, get the 3rd Generation StirMATE Variable Speed Smart Pot Stirrer for $47.99 with the code CMSAVE20 — that's 26% off its regular price of $65. It’s happened to all of us in our cooking journey — whether you’re just starting off by experimenting with basic Pinterest and TikTok recipes or you’re a seasoned pro. You put one concoction on the stove while you prep another one for

Mashable / 1h
If you’re sick of watching TikTok recipes and not being able to replicate them yourself, it’s time you invested in an air fryer. Yes, they’re 100 percent worth the hype. And now’s the best time to jump on the bandwagon, since you can score one for up to 63% off for cyberweek. With options in all shapes and sizes from GoWISE USA, Costway, Curtis Stone, and PowerXL, you’ll certainly find the right

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: The New Draft Top Can Opener is only $15.99 at the Mashable Shop with code CMSAVE20 as of Nov. 30. Cyberweek is the perfect opportunity to cross everyone off of your holiday list. If you've been searching for the perfect gadget for someone in your life who's impossible to shop for, this easy can opener could be the perfect innovative gift. And even better: when you enter the code CMSAVE20

Mashable / 1h
In K-pop fandoms, it’s not uncommon to spend money on pieces of paper. These photocards — collectible cards that come packaged with albums or sold alone by companies or at events — can be resold for hundreds of dollars . Every day, fans take to Discord servers, private Facebook groups, and Twitter DMs to try and complete their collections. Of course, K-pop fans aren’t the only devotees who can sp

Neos Networks UK BT 700•
Neos Networks has reached its target of unbundling 550 BT exchanges before the end of 2021, bringing its total fibre footprint across the UK to more than 34,000 kilometres. The company, which rebranded from SSE Enterprise Telecoms earlier this year, exclusively serves the enterprise market, delivering high-capacity connectivity directly to businesses, the public sector, and other service provider

Rocket League RLS iOS•
Engadget / 3h
After launching into pre-season earlier this month , the mobile game Rocket League Sideswipe is rolling out to iOS and Android users around the world, 9to5Mac has reported. The side-scrolling car soccer game was unveiled earlier this year as a mobile, 2D version of Rocket League that lets you play solo or team with friends for two vs. two matches. Rocket League Sideswipe. Now Available Worldwide

Mi6 UK Spy Chief Tech•
Richard Moore says the secret service must partner with the private sector to find new technologies.

A lack of recycling facilities in Africa has spurred one Dutch company to import broken phones.

Soveren Privacy GDPR•
Soveren, a London-based startup that automates the detection of privacy risks to help organizations comply with GDPR and CCPA , has launched out of stealth with $6.5 million in seed funding. The company analyzes real-time data flows inside an organizations’ infrastructure to discover personal data and detect privacy risks to make it easier for CTOs and CISOs to recognize and address privacy gaps.

Partech Growth Fund•
Paris-based VC firm Partech has announced the closing of the fundraising of its new growth fund. Partech Growth II is the firm’s second growth fund. And the team managed to raise $750 million. As a reminder, Partech Growth I was a smaller fund with €400 million under management, which represents $460 million at today’s exchange rate. Partech closed Partech Growth I back in 2015. When it comes to

French startup Jump wants to disrupt the industry of umbrella companies. Those companies provide an alternative to traditional freelancing jobs. They can hire workers on permanent contracts so that they get the stability and the benefits that come with a full-time contract. But workers remain independent — they can work with multiple clients and they negotiate their contracts directly. What makes

Raycast Accel Coatue•
Developer-focused productivity tool Raycast has raised $15 million in Series A funding, led by Accel and Coatue. Also participating in the round were angel investors Johnny Boufarhat, the CEO and founder of Hopin; Jeff Weinstein, the head of product at Stripe; Jason Warner, the former CTO of GitHub and Ott Kaukver, the CTO of, among others. Raycast was founded in 2020 by former Faceb

Samsung Volkswagen•
South Korean electronics major Samsung , which is eyeing the automotive sector with keen interest, has unveiled three semiconductor chips for in-vehicle use. These will help operate 5G connectivity, infotainment services and power management in cars. Samsung has already started supplying its infotainment chip to Volkswagen, and is taking on the likes of Qualcomm that is servicing auto majors like

Amazon Alabama Union•
29Engadget / 4h
Amazon will have to redo the union election held at its Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center back in April. According to Politico , Lisa Henderson, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 10 Director, has ordered the e-commerce giant to hold another vote mostly due to the fact that Amazon installed a US Postal Service mailbox in front of the warehouse to collect ballots. The election res

Know Omicron Variant•
100+Mashable / 4h
Daily Show host Trevor Noah has pointed out that, taking into account everything we know about the new COVID-19 variant Omicron thus far, the freaking out may be a bit premature . "We shouldn't panic, because this variant was just discovered so there's still a ton that we don't know about it," said Noah. "We don't know how long it's been around, we don't know if it causes more severe illness, we

Redmi Note 11 5 India•
After a lot of speculation , Xiaomi has finally announced its mid-range smartphone in India. The Redmi Note 11T 5G makes its way out right before the year ends, offering users yet another device to consider before making a purchase decision. The Redmi Note 11T 5G is essentially a rebadged Redmi Note 11 that was recently launched in China. When compared to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 10T that

Stratio Forestay AI•
The fleet management industry needs to be able to predict when a truck or a van is about to break down. Not only does this prevent millions in lost revenues, it also has huge implications for supply chains. ‘Predictive maintenance’ is one of those spaces in which you will find several incumbent companies, such as BOSCH, and WABCO which offerer existing, “legacy” solutions. In 2019 Stratio emerged

YouTrip Singapore SA•
Singapore-based YouTrip , an online bank that focuses on making multi-currency transactions less costly and more efficient, announced today that it has raised a $30 million Series A. YouTrip founder and CEO Caecilia Chu said the round was led by prominent family offices in Asia who prefer to remain unnamed, but are returning from earlier rounds. The Series A brings YouTrip’s total funding to more

A panel of Indian lawmakers studying the information and technology industry in the country is far from happy over Facebook's responses on preventing hate mongering. The Parliamentary committee that questioned Facebook India officials on Monday as part of its hearing, sought safeguards on the platform to prevent polarization and any possible tampering of the country's democratic process. Further,

GajiGesa Fintech MV•
GajiGesa’s earned wage access feature user flow GajiGesa , a fintech company focused on services for Indonesian workers, announced today that it has raised $6.6 million USD in pre-Series A funding. The round was led by MassMutual Ventures, with participation from January Capital, European earned wage access company Wagestream (EWA is GajiGesa’s flagship feature), Bunda Group, Smile Group, Oliver

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The Complete 2021 Superstar Photographer Bundle is on sale for £22.44 as of Nov. 30, saving you 98% on list price. Photography is a lot more than just pointing and clicking. It’s an art that requires knowledge of lighting, posing, exposure, composition, editing, and more. If your DSLR has been gathering dust in a corner, now’s a great time to brush it off and use it again. This Complete 20

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The 2021 Complete Learn to Code by Making Games in Unity Bundle is on sale for £29.92 as of Nov. 30, saving you 97% on list price. Want to start learning how to code your own video games? Consider the Complete Learn to Code By Making Games in Unity Bundle . This collection of classes includes eight courses and over 900 lessons on coding, machine learning, Construct 3, and more. You'll star

Google Employees Evil•
100+Mashable / 6h
Three former Google engineers are suing their former employer, alleging they were unjustly fired after calling out "evil." Filed to the Santa Clara County Superior Court on Monday, the lawsuit claims software engineers Rebecca Rivers, Sophie Waldman, and Paul Duke had merely followed a contractual obligation to hold Google to account regarding its "Don't be evil" mantra — an obligation they say w

Paris Upway Marketplace•
Meet Upway , a French startup that is building a marketplace for second-hand electric bikes. The startup just raised a $5.7 million (€5 million) seed round from Sequoia Capital and Global Founders Capital. If you’re familiar with the world of online marketplaces for cars, Upway will sound familiar to you as well. The company buys electric bikes from both customers and companies. They check them a

Amazon Alabama Union•
Amazon workers in the US state will get a second chance to unionise in a major blow to the online giant.

Jack Dorsey Twitter•
The last time the tech visionary left Twitter, he set up another company now worth $100bn.

Endowus Prosus Ventures•
73TechCrunch / 7h
Endowus is the latest investment app in Southeast Asia to raise follow-on funding, adding $35 million SGD (about $25.6 million US) to its war chest. The round was led by Prosus Ventures, the venture firm majority-owned by Naspers, and EDBI. Participants included SoftBank Corp.-owned Japanese tech conglomerate Z Holdings. Returning investors included UBS, Singtel Innov8 and Lightspeed Venture Part

Mashable / 8h
Apple News is a news aggregator app that comes pre-installed on iOS devices and is available to explore via the sidebar on Macs. It's a fabulous free tool that can keep you updated with the current affairs that matter to you, whether that's politics or pop stars. If you want to ensure you're getting the latest breaking news on topics you care about, it's a simple process to set up notifications t

China Raises $920M LCP•
Lightspeed China Partners, the China-focused vehicle of Lightspeed Venture Partners, said Tuesday it has closed the largest fundraising rounds in its history. The new injection came under three years after its last raise in early 2019 . The capital went towards two funds: Lightspeed China Partners V with $460 million for early-stage startups and Lightspeed China Partners Select II with $460 milli

SlashGear / 8h
Based on leaks and rumors, we have just two months or so before Samsung reveals its opening salvo for 2022. Based on those same rumors, however, the base Galaxy S22 model and its Plus counterpart might disappoint in many aspects. There are some downgrades and some that might remain the same, though there are definitely expected upgrades, at least as … Continue reading

Mashable / 9h
If you have an iPhone running iOS 12 or later, the Photos app has likely alerted you to the fact that "You Have a New Memory" on this day or that one, in the form of photos and videos you've previously saved to your Camera Roll. While some people may find these alerts — and the subsequent automatically curated slideshows or video replays — charmingly nostalgic, for others they can be upsetting re

Futurism / 10h
If you’ve been wanting to learn a new skill or advance your career by adding new expertise to your resume, good for you. Bettering yourself is always a plus and with so many eLearning classes available these days, it’s easier than ever before for anyone to do it on their own time and in the comforts of their own home. For those wanting to continue their learning and professional success into the

SlashGear / 10h
It’s that time of year again for retrospectives as well as forward-looking predictions of wishes. Although there are still 32 days left before the year is actually over, Google is already releasing the list of what its users have reported as their favorites from the company’s wide selection of apps and games for Android and all its incarnations, including wearables … Continue reading

Jack Dorsey Twitter•
100+Mashable / 10h
Eons ago, in 2010, a hugely successful movie about Mark Zuckerberg co-founding Facebook hit theaters. At the same time, a parody version of the Social Network trailer was a hit on YouTube. The parody imagined how dumb the picture would be if it was about Twitter instead, a relatively tiny and floundering company that Zuckerberg was then referring to as a "clown car." Surely a Twitter movie would

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it fined Clearview AI for failing to inform British residents that it was collecting billions of photos from sites including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to build its facial recognition software.

SlashGear / 10h
There was a point in time when Honor had quite the presence in the mobile market. While it still stood under the shadow of its former parent company Huawei, it was, in fact, responsible for almost half of the shipments that pushed the embattled Chinese company to second place. It nearly suffered the same fate as Huawei but managed to … Continue reading

UK ICO Clearview AI•
Clearview AI allegedly breached privacy rules and must now delete relevant photos from its records.

Chucky Season USA SYFY•
100+Gizmodo / 10h
The Chucky TV series is a hit—and the diabolical doll will return for a second season to continue his overall-clad reign of terror . Read more...

The days of having to update your video conferencing software before joining a call are over as Zoom has announced that its bringing automatic updates to its Windows and macOS clients. Not only do updates provide new features and functionality but they are also used to patch software bugs and other vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers to launch cyberattacks and infect your devices wit

BMW Concept XM SUV•
SlashGear / 11h
Look, you’re either going to love it or hate it: either way, there’s no ignoring the BMW Concept XM. A vision of what a high-performance electrified SUV might look like, and a preview of what BMW M says will be its most powerful model ever in series production, it’s an unapologetic bold hint as to what we can expect from … Continue reading

BMW Concept XM SUV•
TechCrunch / 11h
BMW couldn’t mark the 50th anniversary of its high-performance M division with any ol’ concept vehicle. Instead, the German automaker tapped into a rock star aesthetic that would make David Lee Roth proud with a plug-in hybrid concept that merges V8 power with next-level M design. The XM SUV plug-in hybrid concept — suitably codenamed “Rock Star” internally (we’ll get into that later) — is the se

TechCrunch / 11h
Marjorie Radlo-Zandi Contributor Marjorie Radlo-Zandi is an entrepreneur, board member, mentor to startups and angel investor who shows early-stage businesses how to build and successfully scale their businesses. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to grow your business internationally, expanding into multiple countries can exponentially impact your bottom line business and brand, allowing you to g

42Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / The crescent-shaped balls of cells would travel in circles, piling up cells that could grow into mobile clusters. (credit: Sam Kriegman and Douglas Blackiston) Scientists on Monday announced that they'd optimized a way of getting mobile clusters of cells to organize other cells into smaller clusters that, under the right conditions, could be mobile themselves. The researchers call this

Several fights broke out as passengers deplaned a Frontier Airlines aircraft in Minneapolis just before midnight on Friday and headed to baggage claim. Despite the entire incident being caught on video, and shared to social media, no one has been arrested for the Terminal 2 Tussle. Continue reading ...

AMC Spider-Man NFT•
SlashGear / 11h
Spider-Man/Sony Pictures AMC Stubs members have the opportunity to get one of a limited collection of Spider-Man NFTs, the cinema company has announced. The NFTs are being issued by AMC and Sony Pictures to help promote the latter company’s upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will hit theaters starting on December 16. Assuming the NFTs are still available, certain customers can get … Continue

WHO Omicron Covid Variant•
100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Anthony Fauci (R), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks alongside US President Joe Biden as he delivers remarks on the omicron COVID-19 variant following a meeting of the COVID-19 response team at the White House. (credit: Getty | Anna Moneymaker ) Amid global panic over the recently identified omicron c

TechCrunch / 12h
Hello and welcome back to Max Q! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving-slash-holiday weekend. It’s more than a little mind-boggling that we’re reaching the end of 2021, but that only means one thing: TC Sessions: Space is almost here ! You can still join us for the two-day event; more details are below. As usual, send thoughts, comments and feedback to . Don’t for

200+Gizmodo / 12h
Heartwarming as Peanuts stories tend to be, Apple TV+ ’s upcoming For Auld Lang Syne animated special tells a story about just how stressful and emotionally exhausting the holiday season often ends up being . Though Lucy Van Pelt prides herself on doling out mental health advice to her friends, Auld Lang Syne finds her… Read more...

Jack Dorsey Twitter•
68TechCrunch / 12h
When Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced today his plans to step down as CEO, he didn’t go quietly . “There’s a lot of talk about the importance of a company being ‘founder-led,'” he wrote. “Ultimately I believe that’s severely limiting and a single point of failure. I’ve worked hard to ensure this company can break away from its founding and founders.” Dorsey added that he believes “it’s cr

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
500+NYT > Technology / 12h
Ms. Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, blamed Ramesh Balwani, the former No. 2 at the company.

Merck Pill Effective•
50SlashGear / 12h
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp/Merck & Co., Inc Pharmaceutical companies Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have published an update on molnupiravir, a pill formulated to help treat COVID-19 by reducing one’s risk of being hospitalized with or dying from the disease. According to the latest details from the company, molnupiravir isn’t quite as effective as the interim analysis had previously found. Me

Mashable / 12h
GET $200 OFF: For Cyber Monday, Amazon has a Polk Audio MagniFi 2 Sound Bar & Wireless Subwoofer for 40% off its regular price of $499. Get the whole set up for $299, its lowest price ever. Whether it's holiday parties or movie marathons, there's always a reason to have a solid sound system for your home. How else can you play classic holiday tunes with the fidelity they deserve? The dulcet tones

Cyberpunk 2077 2022•
Engadget / 12h
CD Projekt Red is "on track" to release the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Cyberpunk 2077 in the first quarter of 2022, the studio's parent company announced on Monday . CDPR had initially planned to release the update in late 2021 until it announced a delay to early 2022 in October. Next-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077 will be free for anyone who bought the game on the old-gen conso

TechCrunch / 12h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for November 29, 2021! It’s Monday, we’re back, you are back and the news is back . If you had hoped that the post-Thanksgiving, pre-holiday break period was going to be relaxed, no dice. As you have already seen in the subject lin

Miami Ban Electric•
TechCrunch / 12h
The Miami City Commission voted on Monday to reinstate its e-scooter pilot program, which it had briefly banned due to safety concerns. Shared e-scooters from companies like Lime, Bird, Helbiz and Spin will return to Miami’s streets on January 15 following strict new safety measures. The new program will see rules for operators and riders, according to CBS Miami: Riders must wear a helmet and obs

Amazon UPS FedEx US•
UPS and FedEx could soon be beat at their own game by Amazon as the ecommerce giant is set to become the largest package delivery service in the US next year. As reported by CNBC , the company's CEO of its worldwide consumer business Dave Clark spoke with the


Monday, November 29, 2021

Technology News and More for a Monday!

Technology News and More...

Wired / 21min
The humble vacuum is a staple in every home. These are our favorite picks from iRobot, Roborock, and more.

Wireless earbuds can be very expensive, but this Cyber Monday deal proves that you don't have to break the bank if you need a new pair of in-ear headphones. Usually $29.99, Amazon has slashed the price of the 1MORE Piston Fit Wireless Earbuds to $19.99 - a neat saving of over $13 on these already budget-friendly buds. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best deals in your region.) That's not all

Elodie Bateson, 11, from Limavady who is blind has become an expert at making short animated movies.

The Cyber Monday deals are rolling out, and Cyber Monday Anker deals are always some of the best and most popular. The brand makes top-notch accessories that are also great value, from portable chargers and power banks to speakers from its Soundcore line, and they're even better value when the Cyber Monday sales come around. This Cyber Monday, Anker deals will get you up to 30% off on accessories

If you're looking for a great Cyber Monday monitor deal , we've got one for you from Viewsonic with this curved ViewSonic VX3268 for just $238 , $83 off its list price. With Cyber Monday deals going live as we speak, there are going to be a lot of early shoppers looking for savings, so if you want to grab the monitor this holiday season, don't wait too long – it could move fast. (Not in the US? S

It's never a safe bet to assume that Cyber Monday deals will improve upon their Black Friday counterparts, particularly when it comes to vacuum cleaners – but Amazon has taken the stress out of choosing between the two big sales days this year. The retailer has just added some great Shark vacuum deals to its site in time for Cyber Monday, while also opting to keep many of its excellent Black Frid

Fire services and safety experts ask the government to reform laws to hold shopping sites accountable.

Robot vacuums are nothing new, but the latest trend is to have ones that can both vacuum and mop up floors. Whether done simultaneously or with separate attachments, the results can of course vary by brand. The latest to the market is the Dreame W10, which features 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping functions. The Dreame W10 is capable of vacuuming carpets and had floors, and can tackle wet messes, dir

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series have been the smartphone highlights this Black Friday season, and a new deal for Cyber Monday means the Plus model has hit its best price yet. We've seen the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus hit the $750 mark a few months ago (and earlier this month too) and now a deal in the Amazon Cyber Monday sales has seen it reach that low price again. This is a lot to spend in one go fo

Wired / 1h
Come for the discounts on Google Pixels, Fire HD tablets, Apple Watches, iPhone 13 cases, and wireless chargers. Stay for that shiny "Add to cart" feeling.

(Image credit: Future) Happy Cyber Monday, everyone! Yes, the final day of the year's biggest sales period is upon us. And that means that the best Cyber Monday gaming chair deals for 2021 have also arrived. We're here to bring you the best savings and offers if you're in the market for a new, comfy seat to, well, sit on. There are plenty of great deals to be had this year, so you'll be spoiled f

Cyber Monday laptop deals are finally here, even though we just went through one of the biggest silicon shortages ever. While some of my favorite laptops came out over the last year or so, they've been expensive and hard to come by - especially if you have been trying to buy a gaming laptop . So I was surprised when Black Friday rolled around and so many excellent gaming laptops were on sale. Now

Wired / 2h
These games and services can help your little ones explore science, technology, engineering, math, or the arts. They won't even know they're learning.

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It's your mom's favorite place on earth, and there's a lot of stuff on sale. From headphones to security cams, these are our favorite picks.

After an early Black Friday deal cut $290 off the asking price of the most premium Apple Watch 6 variant, a new Cyber Monday Apple Watch deal has proven what we already thought: this is the product to watch this year. You can now get $100 off the asking price of the most affordable Watch Series 6 variant, bringing it down to just $300 - that's not the cheapest it's ever been, but the cheapest ove

FJDynamics , founded by DJI’s former chief scientist Wu Di, just closed a Series B round of $70 million as it advances its goal to empower workers in the harshest environment with robotic technologies. When I asked Wu what’s special about his company’s farming robots, he gave an answer that would make any publicist sweat: “I don’t think our technology is that special.” The startup’s vision, he sa

TL;DR: The All-in-One Computer Science Certification Bundle is on sale for £26.18 as of Nov. 29, saving you 98% on list price. To say that computer science is a lucrative career is a massive understatement. To say it’s a challenging career is even more of one. The toolbox that coders must master to stay up to date with the current development landscape is growing by the day. It can be tough for a

TL;DR: The Complete 2021 Microsoft Power BI Super Bundle is on sale for £22.44 as of Nov. 29, saving you 98% on list price. If you want to really impress your boss when you go back to the office in person, consider learning Microsoft Power BI , the go-tool Microsoft tool for data analysis. Not sure where to start? Consider this nine-course Power BI training, which is on sale for a limited time. T

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We’ve found great deals on a ton of gear we like, from smartphones to soundbars.

The best noise-cancelling earbuds you can buy in 2021 have been giving a stellar discount for Cyber Monday , returning to the lowest price we've ever seen. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are currently available to buy at Amazon for $199 – a huge saving of $80 compared to their original retail price of $279. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best prices in your region.) These class-leading true w

The story of Black Friday 2021 when it came to offers on VPN services was that all the biggest providers went early with their promotions - we were seeing big discounts from the likes of NordVPN and Surfshark as early as late October! When PureVPN entered the fray in mid-November, it pulled the rug out from under the feet of all the other providers when it came to sheer price point. And with Cybe

The irony is interesting. Chinese smartphone-makers are slipping in their home turf but seem to be doing rather well in a place where they weren't expected to --- India. Chinese brands' loss in their country is a gain for Apple , where it has put it past Vivo in October 2021 to become the largest smartphone brand for the first time since December 2015. As per Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Marke

Despite the name, the Cyber Monday deals can be a good time to pick up new pairs of running shoes (yes, real ones, not digital or cyber ones, the type you use on trails or roads). In particular, we're seeing some rather good discounts on Under Armour shoes, with its Charged Assert and Pursuit ranges getting price cuts that you should really check out - these are all at Amazon, and if you want to

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Treat yourself or someone else to WIRED-recommended deals that won't break the bank.

While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 had notable upgrades, like the S Pen support, it was also heavily criticized for its disappointing cameras. As if the 4MP under-display camera weren’t bad enough, the main cameras on the phone’s back haven’t actually moved forward since the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Compared to the Galaxy S21 Ultra from earlier this year, that … Continue reading

Enlarge / Plenty of worthwhile tech deals are still kicking for Cyber Monday. (credit: Ars Technica) To help those looking to get a good price on worthwhile gadgets and tech gear this holiday season, we've put together a comprehensive roundup of the best Cyber Monday deals we can find. And though Black Friday is over, many of its better offers are still rolling, and represented here. As always, e

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Need a stand mixer, thermometer, or professional-grade blender? Now is the time to restock your culinary tools.

The Cyber Monday deals are coming thick and fast, and these Cyber Monday headphones deals from Jabra are giving Sony, Bose and Apple a good run for their money. Jabra may not be as popular as those behemoths, but it does offer very good value, especially for budget-minded consumers who aren't quite as particular about getting audiophile level sound quality. That isn't to say that Jabra's headphon

It’s not really that unusual for some mobile apps to stop working on newer phones, especially if the app hasn’t been updated in years. It’s a completely different situation, however, if the app in question comes from a large and popular brand that does support the latest smartphones. That’s the rather puzzling and infuriating situation that new Pixel 6 and … Continue reading

(Image credit: Future) Cyber Monday TV deals are always some of the biggest sellers during the sales season – and it's not hard to see why. 4KTVs tend to be large one-off purchases that will last you several years, and a good discount can end up knocking substantial amounts of cash off the asking price. Today's best smart TVs tend to undergo a similar pricing process each year: announced in the n

If you've got loads of cash to dump into a Cyber Monday smartwatch deal - we're talking about serious change here - then perhaps this Garmin deal is for you. The brand's two most expensive lines, Delta and Enduro, both have $100 reductions. To give you a taste of the price of these smartwatches, $100 off for Cyber Monday isn't even 10% off some of these - seriously, the top-end Delta model cost $

If you're out looking for the best Cyber Monday deals on wireless earbuds, you've come to the right place. Although Black Friday has come and gone, Cyber Monday has nearly all the same deals - plus a few new ones that are just as good if not better than before. Still topping the list of the best deals are the Beats Studio Buds , on sale at Best Buy for $99 , Apple AirPods Pro for just $169 at Ama

Major spoilers follow for Yellowstone episodes 1 to 4. Turn back now if you’re not caught up. There was something inert about last week’s episode of Yellowstone. Low-stakes scenes played out with almost no impact on the wider story as a whole, while potentially explosive encounters and revelations came and went in a brief and perfunctory manner. It was a bit like Teeter’s inedible sounding “Sum B

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Snag any Amazon gadgets on your wish list with discounts on Echo speakers, Fire tablets, and Kindles.

As if Galaxy Note fans needed more reason to be glum this year, more news just dropped over the weekend that probably puts what might be the final name in the fan favorite’s coffin. There have been numerous reports of the Galaxy Note line’s demise, especially since it didn’t make an appearance this year. With the Galaxy S22 Ultra expected … Continue reading

Over-ear, in-ear, open-air — we have headphones of all kinds on sale this Black Friday, all at 20% off our already discounted prices. With 20 makes and styles to choose from, we’re sure you are going to find a pair that’s true music to your ears. xFyro xS2 Waterproof Wireless Earphones Don’t you wish that you could groove to your music while you’re swimming laps at the pool? Thanks to these water

(Image credit: Future) If you're looking for a great Cyber Monday deal on a Dyson vacuum cleaner or hair styler, you've come to the right place, as we're hoovering up all the best sales across the world wide web. If you're looking for a powerful Dyson vacuum like the V8 or V11, or on the hunt for a Dyson Airwrap or Corrale hair styler, we're tracking down the hottest Cyber Monday deals in both th

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These are the very best discounts we've found at all the major tech retailers. There's a stellar pick here for everyone.

We weren't sure whether this year's Cyber Monday Roomba deals would compete with their Black Friday counterparts, but US retailer Walmart has taken the opportunity to better its previous offer on the iRobot Roomba i7 . It's a strange one, actually. Walmart's great Black Friday deal on the standalone i7 is still live ( $599 down from $795.99 ), but it's added a further discount on the bundle packa

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AMC is going all-in on the blockchain. Earlier this month, the movie theater chain announced it would begin accepting payments in cryptocurrency , and now it’s giving out NFTs as ticket pre-orders freebies for the new Spider-Man movie. Read more...

(Image credit: Future) Cyber Monday MacBook deals are often the most sought after, and this year isn't any different. With savings in both the US and UK rolling out every hour, there are sales on last year's Intel-based MacBook Pro models as well as newer M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro devices, and all sorts of screen sizes. With the Cyber Monday deals rolling out now, there hasn't been a

SAVE $200: The HP Reverb G2 VR headset is a fantastic option for those just getting into virtual reality gaming, and it's $200 off for Cyber Monday when you buy one at HP direct. VR is all the rage these days. It's so popular that some companies are charging $1,000 just for a headset alone. Sounds great, but that price just isn't doable for most people. Luckily, budget options exist, even if they

SAVE $112: Looking for a budget laptop? The Samsung Chromebook 4 is a great value for the money even at full price, but for Cyber Monday, it's over $100 off. That's more than half off. Get one while you still can. As you know, we love Chromebooks . They're versatile, normally quite portable, and an overall great value for the money. When it comes to budget laptops, you should definitely take them

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Canada’s government-sanctioned maple syrup cartel has a message for the world: Never fear, there will be syrup. Read more...

It’s the Sunday of the long Thanksgiving weekend and by all accounts, domestic travel has gone off more smoothly than expected. Despite fears that labor shortages, walkouts, bad weather, security issues or out-of-control passengers could disrupt travel, no major snafus have been reported. Related: Brace yourself: It may be a rough holiday travel season — but not for the reason you think Our colle

(Image credit: Future) The Cyber Monday camera deals are always a welcome backup for anyone who's missed out on the Black Friday price cuts due to forgetfulness, indecision, a poorly pet, or a combination of all three. While some Black Friday deals have expired, many of the world's best cameras are available with generous discounts – and Cyber Monday will no doubt be raining down more deals of it

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From smart assistants to portable Bluetooth companions, upgrade the sound in your life with these great audio discounts.

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It was only in June that Motorway – a U.K. platform on which professional car dealers can bid in an auction for privately owned cars for sale – raised $67.7 million in a Series B round. It’s now raised a $190m Series C funding round led by Index Ventures and ICONIQ Growth, a leading Silicon Valley technology growth investment firm. Existing investors Latitude, Unbound, and BMW i Ventures also par

I'm never sure if I really get smartwatches. I've used loads as part of my job, but every time I test out Apple Watches or Galaxy Watches or Fitbits other products we call the best smartwatches , I find myself massively underwhelmed. They seem like wastes of cash - I'd rather just pick up the best fitness tracker instead. However the one exception to that rule, that makes me think that maybe I am

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk told all employees in an email not to “sprint like crazy” to deliver cars, pointing out that although the company expends great effort, rushing and spending loads of money actually does not deliver more cars. Read more...

(Image credit: Future) Right, we're here to find you all the top discounts on Nintendo Switch consoles, bundles, games and accessories we're seeing right now as part of the Cyber Monday deals . There are a fair few excellent Nintendo Switch consoles and bundle deals available right now, with plenty of standard Nintendo Switch console stock available and even an abundance of Switch OLED bundles av

Save $90: Interested in Apple's best earbuds? The AirPods Pro are back on sale at their all-time low price of $159 at Amazon as of Nov. 28, but act quick — at 36% off, these buds aren't likely to stay in stock for long. Earlier this Black Friday season, we saw the AirPods Pro price drop down to $159 — the lowest it's ever gone — offering shoppers a chance to nab Apple's famous earbuds with active

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From gorgeous flatscreens to earth-shaking surround sound, here are the best discounts to upgrade your home theater.

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Keep your belly full, your kids busy, and your digital life secure with these Black Friday deals on subscription services.

If you're browsing for early Cyber Monday deals, we've just spotted a new record-low price for the all-new AirPods 3. Apple's 3rd generation AirPods are now on sale for $149.99 when you apply the additional $20 coupon at checkout . That's a total savings of $29 and $30 less than the current price of the AirPods Pro. The Cyber Monday deals event is the perfect opportunity to score Apple's best-sel

These are all basic tips, great for getting started in miles and points, but also useful for how to think about the miles you've already got. I don't do enough basic talk around here so I'm hoping this list will benefit. Continue reading ...

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Coffee gear can be expensive, but we've found quite a few great deals on brewing supplies and accessories.

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We scoured the web to find the best discounts on notebooks, Chromebooks, external monitors, keyboards, and other peripherals.

It's no secret that the AirPods Pro are among the best true wireless earbuds you can buy, but Apple's flagship 'buds don't come cheap, especially if you were eyeing the latest 2021 AirPods Pro . Thanks to Amazon's Cyber Monday deals, however, you can now grab a pair of these coveted earbuds for their best price yet – instead of their AU$60 discount that we saw over Black Friday, there's now an ev

Last week, an A340 operated by HiFLy became the first four-engine aircraft to land on an ice runway in Antarctica. The crew made the 2,500nm journey from Cape Town before touching down several hours later on the specially created nearly 10,000-ft. runway at Wolf’s Fang. The notion of landing an aircraft on ice may seem slightly perplexing. After all, we all know how precarious driving a car on ic

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Australia is trying to make it harder to be an internet troll, but at what cost? Read more...

Fact: people love latkes. I wish I was one of them. Fried potatoes should be a slam dunk, but most of my Chanukah memories involve skipping the latkes for the applesauce they were served with. Read more...

How did your Black Friday go? Bought the new iPad, wireless headphones and trainers you've been coveting? Or are you keeping your powder dry to see if Cyber Monday deals will yield even better savings? One deal you may have missed over the weekend is an interesting little broadband deal from Virgin Media. We say 'little'... this offer is actually pretty massive, going large with your internet pac

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Rajan Bajaj, founder of fintech Slice, chimed in on a Twitter thread earlier this year and wondered aloud what he needs to do to turn his startup into a unicorn before he turns 30. At just 28, Bajaj has figured it out. I turned 28 few weeks back. I want @sliceit_ to become a Unicorn before I get to 30 We could be valued at $100-150mn today What is the one thing we need to do today to get there? —

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Cryptocurrency mining consumes a massive amount of energy , and that's prompting a crisis in Kazakhstan. The Financial Times reports the country's electrical grid operator KEGOC said it would start rationing electricity for 50 registered miners after their demand reportedly invoked an emergency shutdown mode at three power plants in October. They'll also be the first disconnected if there are gri

Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific coast of Mexico is known for its desert-meets-the-sea rugged beauty. Winter is an especially attractive time to visit, as it is prime whale-watching season. With these deals from Delta and Aeromexico, you can be up close and personal with the humpbacks and orcas in no time. Fares from New York are available for less than $300 round-trip. For more TPG news and deals d

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Our favorite Pixel phone is $50 off, plus there are discounts on Nest security cameras and smart speakers.

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Revamp an office or refresh a living room with discounted security cameras, smart displays, and more.

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There’ve been a lot of things happening in the pages of My Hero Academia over the last year. The war between the heroes and villains saw a fairly big change to its larger world that left Deku and the rest of the 1-A kids as basically the last real hope for Japan in the fight against All for One and Tomura Shigaraki.… Read more...

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. When you make a purchase, it’s helpful to have the peace of mind of warranty protection from the manufacturer — especially if it’s an expensive item. But if your item breaks or is damaged after the warranty has ended, you may think you’re out of luck. The good news is if you put your purchase on a credit card with ex

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If you’re looking for a new game obsession, or want to relive a fond memory from a game you used to love, these 15 titles are sure to please old and new fans alike. These titles are aimed to entertain for hours on end whether you’re into RPG’s, shooters, sims, or anything else. Best of all, they come at a fraction of the cost of brand new games. As a part of our limited time Black Friday Sale you

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When Train to Busan hit theaters in 2016, it took off in the way several high profile projects from South Korea tend to do these days. With a passionate fanbase that both wants more from that universe, but very much not in the mood for a remake , it’s clear that t