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Charging points will also be required in new supermarkets and workplaces in England under government plans.

Rolls-Royce Electric•
100+Engadget / 53min
Just two months after its maiden flight , Rolls-Royce's "Spirit of Innovation" has hit a top speed of 387.4 MPH, tentatively smashing the speed record for electric airplanes, Gizmodo has reported. It also claimed the top speed of 345.4 MPH over a 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) course and lowest time to a 3,000 meter (9,843 feet) altitude (202 seconds). The records have yet to be certified, but if the 34

TechCrunch / 20min
The dollar is mostly green, but in the hands of Kompas , so are kroner, euros and shekels. The firm has an Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv presence, and now has a $160 million sack of funds to deploy across its focus areas: sustainability and technological innovation in the construction, real estate and manufacturing industries. The new fund in particular wants to take early-stage companies un

Cult San Francisco-based bag-maker Peak Design began life on Kickstarter, and quickly gained a massive fan following. And no wonder: it has some beautifully designed bags are extremely tech-friendly and can be customized to suit almost any purpose, and the company’s clips and straps go a long way in making that happen. Every aspect of Peak Design bags are well thought-out – construction, material

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

More than 70,000 Indian exporters, who are part of Amazon India's 'Global Selling program', will showcase millions of ‘Made in India’ products customers world-wide during the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) sale. According to Amazon India , the country's exporters are launching over 52,000 new products on Amazon’s global websites for the upcoming holiday season. Also, to make things e

Mashable / 2h
Trying out viral TikTok dances can be fun, encouraging a sense of freedom and playful silliness that we might not usually let ourselves indulge in. It's also fun sharing TikToks with friends and family members who'll appreciate them most, dropping the links in your group chats like little gifts. What's less fun is when these two otherwise harmless activities collide, resulting in your mum watchin

French Lydia Bitpanda•
French startup Lydia is entering a whole new category by adding trading to its financial super app later this year. The company is partnering with Bitpanda for this feature. Lydia users will be able to buy, hold and sell American and European shares, precious metals, cryptocurrencies and ETFs. Lydia started as a peer-to-peer payment app that lets you send and receive money instantly from a mobile

41TechCrunch / 3h
ByteDance is shutting down its edtech business in India, the company informed the local team on Monday, according to two sources directly familiar with the matter. The decision follows weeks-long discussion in which the company also explored migrating India team to work with the European edtech team, sources said, requesting anonymity as they are not authorized to speak with the press. Most of th

The world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, Foxconn , is making a conscious effort to transition beyond pure manufacturing. It is promoting a '3 plus 3' initiative, pivoting to three emerging industries -- EVs, robots and digital healthcare. The development of electric vehicles is central to that initiative, as it is building an EV supply chain. And as part of those efforts, the Taiwan

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: As of Nov. 22, the 2022 Javascript Developer Bootcamp Certification Bundle is on sale for £19 with the code SAVE15NOV. Learning to code in 2021 doesn’t even require getting up from your couch. If you’ve got a computer and about £20, you can get started on your journey, thanks to this eight-course JavaScript Developer Bootcamp . Year after year, JavaScript tops lists as one of the most in-d

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: As of Nov. 22, the Ultimate 2022 Pivot Tables and Dashboard in Excel Bundle is on sale for £12.66 with the code SAVE15NOV. From organising data to interpreting powerful business insights, Microsoft Excel is a multi-faceted beast that’s invaluable to major companies and solo freelancers alike. But there’s a whole lot more than meets the eye when it comes to understanding the software. Lucki

Rolls-Royce Electric•
300+Gizmodo / 4h
Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric plane, dubbed the “Spirit of Innovation,” is the fastest of its kind in the world after it reached a maximum speed of 387.4 mph (623 k/h) in recent flight tests. Read more...

Amazon India Marijuana•
It comes after two men allegedly used the company's website as part of a drug smuggling operation.

El Salvador Bitcoin•
Funded by the cryptocurrency, it will use the volcano's energy to power mining, the president says.

Flipkart Health+•
Last year, Flipkart made a tentative entry into the lucrative but highly competitive online pharma and health space. It entered into some kind of understanding with online pharma company 1 mg . But it was a short-lived partnership as the company was later taken over by Tata, which is slowly but surely making its presence felt in e-commerce. But undeterred, Flipkart is now making fresh moves in th

200+Gizmodo / 5h
The 40-year-old right-wing president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, is once again betting on bitcoin to propel the country forward. His dubious plan is, essentially, to build a “Bitcoin City” powered by geothermal energy from a volcano to help raise the cryptocurrency’s profile and encourage its widespread use. Read more...

SlashGear / 6h
Compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, this year’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 may have made a big leap forward in more ways than one. Some, of course, will consider the disappointing under-display camera (which Samsung calls a UPS or under-panel sensor) a step back instead. In addition to improved durability, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also the first … Continue reading

Nowhere is the mess we’re in more volatile than the media war on its rationale for economic survival. As broadcast television gives way to cable and now subscription television, the news networks are caught in a market crash. Trump’s loss in the election and social excommunication has made it super hard for the 3 main cable news channels to make a living. In turn that has rippled through the news

SlashGear / 7h
Google has developed a new tradition of launching an “a” model of the Pixel phone, usually aimed to be a more affordable version of its supposedly premium flagships. Last year’s lineup blurred the lines a bit between the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 4a 5G, but Google might be returning to normalcy once more. That is to say, it … Continue reading

Adele English Reunion•
500+Mashable / 7h
An important figure from Adele's past surprised her during her television concert An Audience With Adele on Sunday, moving the British singer to tears. The heartfelt reunion was kicked off by actor Dame Emma Thompson in the audience, who asked Adele if there was any figure in her life that supported and inspired her when she was younger. This prompted the singer to recall Miss McDonald, an Englis

400+The Points Guy / 8h
St. Barthelemy (St. Barts/St. Barth/St. Barths) opened back up in June. Since then, this French-speaking Caribbean destination known for attracting the jet set has continued to update its safety protocols. They’ve done a good job at it. Unlike other Caribbean islands that have not fared well in controlling the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 tra

Google Play App tGPS•
SlashGear / 8h
Mobile app stores are naturally designed to be used on mobile devices, but there will always come a time when one might want or even need to browse the catalog on a desktop or laptop. Unlike the iOS App Store, Google’s Play Store has always been “web-friendly,” allowing people to search what Google has to offer and even install Android … Continue reading

Redmi India Jio Network•
Mashable / 8h
5G! It's the new 4G! We know 5G speeds are cool and help you find things online super fast, but what good can 5G do you if you don't have a device that supports it? If you want an iPhone that'll let you navigate the digital universe with 5G speeds, you'll need one of these 5G-equipped iPhone models: iPhone 12 iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini iPhone 13 Pro iP

Futurism / 8h
The biggest shopping day of the year is coming up, and we suspect that many of you can’t wait to get through Thanksgiving to take advantage of the deals. Lucky for you, we’ve not only compiled a huge inventory of great finds at even lower than our regularly discounted prices, we’re making them available to you even before Black Friday. So, not only are you avoiding the crowds, misbehaving custome

After three nights at the spectacular Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam , it was time to fly to Athens, the last stop on our five country European adventure . While I had visited Greece earlier this summer , in this case we were just briefly returning for a wedding. How I redeemed miles for Aegean Airlines business class We needed to fly from Amsterdam to Athens, and fortunately Aegean Airlines had plent

With Marriott bending over backwards to appease the Chinese Communist Party , is it really any surprise that they've added a hotel to their Tribute Portfolio brand called "The Socialist" in Copenhagen? With just 31 rooms and rates that frequently exceed $350 per night the property is hardly egalitarian. And the property touts four different classes of service (from rooms to suites) and provides "

How a former World War Two pilot came second in a cycling competition for older people.

1KGizmodo / 9h
Deep down, most of us know that the order songs are listed in on an album actually matters. In the era of streaming, however, it’s easier than ever to skip around, especially with the advent of “shuffle” options. Yet, after a six-year hiatus, it was extremely important to Adele that fans listen to the songs on her new… Read more...

Hello you lovely reader - welcome to another round of the very best sale items that we're sniffing out, heading deep into the Amazon Black Friday sale and finding the stuff that's really worth talking about. I was counting the other day and the deals-hunting team we've got assembled has a cumulative half-century of experience between them (and that's already increased by a few months of late...)

Mashable / 9h
When the researchers Carl Hanson and Quinn Snell set out to identify the top 10 factors that predicted suicidal thoughts and behavior in 179,000 Utah high school students, they had no preconceived notions. Instead, they fed years worth of survey responses from those teens, who'd answered questions about things like school involvement, family life, and mental health, into 100 different machine lea

Flying from New York to Europe is always more enticing in business class. This offer on TAP Portugal is one to note, with business-class flights starting below $1,700 round-trip. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter here . Our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights were the first to report on the deal which can be booked directly through TAP

Major spoilers follow for Yellowstone episodes 1 to 3. Turn back now if you’re not caught up. “Sometimes good men have to do real bad things.” It was this piece of grim wisdom, imparted by John to his son Kayce at the beginning of episode 2, that was grippingly realized throughout 'All I See Is You' – from the brutally efficient killing of the remaining militia, to John’s confrontation with Chest

If the idea of exploring the vibrant culture, history, cuisine and architecture of Istanbul intrigues you, keep reading. Turkish Airlines is offering business class seats ranging from 67,500-90,000 miles round-trip to Turkey’s capital from a handful of major U.S. cities. The deal is good for travel between January-May 2022 and July-October 2022. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your in

Ok, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy, thanks to its near-pitch perfect balance between power, style, and price, so even at full retail price we'd be telling you to buy it. Now that the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is $300 off with this Best Buy Black Friday deal , this really is the best time ever to pick up this beast of a gaming laptop. With Black Friday deals ro

500+Futurism / 10h
If you thought polarization was bad during the last two elections, get ready for the next iteration of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg’s power over reality. Experts tell Business Insider that the company’s Metaverse could allow people to “reality block” stuff they don’t like, even hiding entire unwelcome topics from users’ vision. “Folks should be worried,” AR entrepreneur Shawn Frayne told Insider

28Ars Technica / 10h
John Cho is perfection as bounty hunter Spike Spiegel. [credit: Netflix ] It's a daunting task to create a live action series out of one of the most trailblazing, influential anime series of the last 25 years. That would be Cowboy Bebop , a stylish, genre-busting neo-noir space western that earned universal acclaim when it debuted in 1998. Count yours truly among its many admirers. So I had some

Facebook Instagram 2023•
33Mashable / 10h
Facebook and Instagram users anticipating the rollout of Meta's enhanced encryption features will have to wait at least one more year for the comfort of added safety, it seems. The company confirmed, in a bit of a roundabout way, a delay for message encryption on Facebook and Instagram until "sometime in 2023." Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta ( the company formerly known as Fac

Just because George Lucas’ Star Wars Holiday Special was all kinds of terrible doesn’t mean your holiday cooking needs to be. With this fun Star Wars cookbook, you can find a huge variety of festive recipes inspired by (and better than) the iconic special. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hey Disney Voice 2022•
51Engadget / 11h
You won't have to book a trip to Florida to try Disney's Amazon-based voice assistant . Disney has revealed that "hey, Disney" is coming to Disneyland hotel rooms sometime in 2022. As in Walt Disney World, it'll be available alongside Alexa in your room's Echo speaker and handle request ranging from amenities through to stories and jokes. Guests will also see some more technology when they're vis

1KFuturism / 11h
Researchers and sleep experts are ringing alarm bells about a nascent marketing tactic: injecting advertisements into your dreams. A trio of researchers at Harvard, MIT and the University of Montreal published an essay on dream hacking in Aeon warning that, according to a recent survey, 77 percent of marketers plan to use dreamtech advertising in the next three years. “Multiple marketing studies

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. If money is a little tight this year, you may find your American Express Membership Rewards points balance is higher than your savings account balance. If you fall into this camp, you might have wondered how to turn some of your Membership Rewards points into holiday gifts this winter. Typically I’d recommend redeeming your points fo

2021 American Awards AMA•
As if the American Music Awards weren't enough of a draw already, they've only gone and put Cardi B on hosting duties! It's going to be anything but an okurrr evening, so read on as we explain how to watch a 2021 American Music Awards stream from anywhere in the world you are - including absolutely free . Watch American Music Awards 2021 Date: Sunday, November 21 Time: 8pm ET/PT Venue: Microsoft

Newegg is rolling out its Black Friday gaming laptop deals in earnest and some Nvidia RTX gaming laptops are dropping to the lowest prices we've seen this year, like this deal on the MSI GL66 Pulse with RTX 3060 GPU for just $1,099 after instant savings and rebate offer. Or, you can get this MSI GP66 Leopard for $1,799 with instant savings and rebate offer, a $500 savings. With Black Friday deals

33Engadget / 11h
Love Hultén's fondness for strange synthesizers has taken a new, more modern-looking turn. The artist has unveiled Synth#boi, a hybrid soft synth and "interactive visualizer" built with help from the designer Lirona. The blocky, austere art project translates input from a MIDI keyboard to an Intel NUC PC with an S-Engine MKII sound module, a circular display and an eerie humanoid visualizer. The

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there are many places to celebrate, especially in the theme park capital of the world: Orlando, Florida. Walt Disney World has the Very Merriest After Hours event on select nights this holiday season and you can definitely get in the Christmas spirit at Universal Orlando Resort . But what if I told you that Orlando’s best place to celebrate the holiday

Spotify Adele Shuffle•
200+Mashable / 12h
You can be happy for one artist while wanting better for others. That's the takeaway from a recent exchange between Adele and Spotify, involving the streaming service's controversial auto-shuffle feature. On Saturday, Adele retweeted a post from entertainment news site Pop Crave, confirming Spotify had removed the auto-shuffle feature on the premium version of her new album, 30. This means subscr

Buying miles & points strategically can represent a great value , especially for luxury travel. The Etihad Guest program has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles , and it’s the best offer we’ve seen from the program this year. Promotion on purchased Etihad Guest miles Through Monday, November 22, 2021, Etihad Guest is offering up to a 70% bonus on purchased miles . The bonus is t

Gizmodo / 12h
We’ve spoken in the past about the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort that’ll let visitors live out their wildest Disney approved cosmic fantasies . If spending six grand to feel like you’re in a movie that cost hundreds of millions wasn’t already enticing, you’ll be pl