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Trying to decide which camera you should buy? This is the guide you need. From action cams and travel compacts to mirrorless models and full-frame flagships, our expert guide covers almost every kind of camera you can buy in 2021. Choosing the right type of camera can be tricky. With so many formats on offer, spanning such a wide range of budgets and features, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by choic

85How-To Geek / 3h
Microsoft really wants you to use Edge. It wants you to use it so badly that it’s making switching your default browser an incredibly annoying process. And those workarounds that are out there? You can forget about those soon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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100+Mashable / 2h
The HBO Max reboot of Sex and the City is coming our way, with Manhattan's original girl gang returning to the screen with Manolos on their feet and cosmopolitans in hand. The trailer for And Just Like That... has just been released by HBO Max, featuring faces familiar and new. Fans of the show who followed Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda through their tumultuous twenties and thirties, wi


Gizmodo / 7min
Everyone in Miami’s getting free bitcoin, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told CoinDesk TV on Thursday. The move, part of the fuzzier overall plan to become “the first Web3.0 city,” entails parsing out yields the city makes from MiamiCoin, which has already generated $21 million for the city. Read more...

Whether working or playing, almost everything is done on a laptop these days so you need a computer that’s powerful and flexible enough to handle anything you throw at it. But we all use them in different ways so you also need a computer that can understand how you use it and help you work, and play, better. For a while now, devices have been able to use AI and machine learning technology to lear

SlashGear / 13min
Microsoft is sending thousands of people a gift card for their store via email starting this week. The company suggested that they’ll be sending digital gift cards to random emails* over the next few weeks in order to “start your holiday shopping.” It is important, at a time like this, to recognize the massive potential for chaos this will likely … Continue reading

Last week’s sudden change in the way travelers can apply for France’s digital health pass has left many confused, prompting questions about applications that were previously submitted or obtained before the online application portal closed and how and where exactly this pass works. In case you missed it, applications for the French health pass abruptly closed on Oct. 31, causing quite a stir amon

Gizmodo / 19min
If you had told me five years ago that Kamala Khan was going to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe , I wouldn’t have believed you. If you had told me 10 years ago, I would have assumed you were talking about Carol Danvers, because Kamala didn’t exist yet; Marvel’s first Muslim superhero to headline her own series was… Read more...

How-To Geek / 20min
If you’re starting up your Windows 11 PC in a meeting or in a calm area, you probably won’t want that startup sound to play. Luckily, you can disable the startup sound in Windows 11. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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SlashGear / 20min
Twitch made a surprise appearance on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week, becoming one of the few media apps available on the platform. The addition of Twitch continues this slow, seemingly random drip release of media apps for the Switch that we’ve seen since launch. Unfortunately, there are a large number of media apps that could be on the Switch … Continue reading

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Ars Technica / 23min
Enlarge / For your eyes only. (credit: Apple ) Apple is giving new meaning to the phrase "for your eyes only." A patent filed by Apple and published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office details the tech giant's interest in creating "privacy eyewear" that blurs content on a device's screen unless someone wearing special glasses is using it. As spotted by Patently Apple , the patent, whic

Lifehacker / 23min
The other night over dinner, my son was telling us about a friend of his who was being bullied in school. He’s a super nice 13-year-old, but very shy, and at a new school, so he’s without his posse from last year. A classmate picked up on his awkwardness with that weird weakness-radar that bullies possess, and now she… Read more...

Graphics cards are no different to any other piece of hardware in that you should keep drivers up to date – or at least reasonably so – and if anything is a lesson in the importance of doing that with a GPU in particular, it’s a fresh revelation from AMD that a bunch of vulnerabilities have been patched in recent times. In fact, AMD’s work on the Radeon graphics driver for Windows 10 has put paid

500+Futurism / 33min
Nut November SpaceX successfully launched another capsule of four astronauts to the International Space Station on Thursday evening. While the mission went smoothly, the crew did report something strange: a mysterious object floating past their craft as they approached the station. “We saw an object that looked like a gnarled knob, although it’s difficult to tell with distance, in our centerline

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Engadget / 34min
Here's one thing we know for sure about Obi-Wan Kenobi: we'll finally see another showdown with Darth Vader. We got our first glimpse at the series during Disney+ Day, the streaming network's extended birthday celebration. While there's no actual footage from Obi-Wan available, a behind-the-scenes clip streaming through the app and concept art reveals some familiar and new territory for the franc

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Engadget / 40min
Agatha Harkness is returning to Disney+ . A WandaVision spinoff centering on the show's breakout character has been confirmed, with Kathryn Hahn reprising her role in Agatha: House of Harkness. Jac Schaeffer, the head writer of WandaVision , will take on that same position for the upcoming series, according to Disney . Marvel Studios' Agatha: House of Harkness, an Original Series, coming soon to

Gizmodo / 43min
Steel undergirds much of modern society. Buildings, cars, medical supplies, you name it, steel is there. But it also represents one of humanity’s greatest threats. Read more...

Lifehacker / 44min
If you had an iPhone or Mac, FaceTime was the best way to stay in touch with your friends and family for many years—it was deeply integrated into the OS, and it worked well. Then came the pandemic, and Zoom took over, well, everything. Read more...

Mashable / 45min
A viral TikTok video posted this week shows one mother making a strong case for parental support using data visualization, augmented reality, and the viral nature of the video-sharing app. Shared on her husband’s TikTok account , the video is a recording of a Zoom meeting Kristen Cuneo presenting to her coworkers after returning from parental leave. The TikTok jumps into the middle

Moon Knight Marvel•
Marvel Studios has given us our first taste at its upcoming Disney Plus shows in She-Hulk and Moon Knight. Revealed as part of the November 12 Disney Plus Day celebrations, Marvel released a 14-minute long video that looks back at its 2021 streaming slate, as well as looking forward to what's to come. The featurette, which also gives us a good glimpse at the streamer's upcoming Hawkeye TV series,

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Engadget / 52min
New streaming services are a dime a dozen. By now, their debuts are met with an eye roll. Viewers might wonder what beloved shows or movies are now leaving Netflix to be siloed off in some walled garden of a service. But the hype around Disney+ was a bit different when it launched two years ago today, mostly because it started off with a sizable library of well-loved content, much of which had ne

Gizmodo / 55min
Assuming you haven’t been gifted a ride for publicity reasons , the going rate for a sub-orbital trip to space is around a quarter of a million dollars, which gets you just a few minutes in microgravity. It’s a short trip only the 1% can afford to experience, but believe it or not, it’s still cheaper than Jacob & Co.’s… Read more...

Wired / 55min
The company’s CEO says the old way of social media is broken—but is his alternative much different?

In case you’ve been living under a rock, electric vehicles are all the rage right now. And while most of the attention is on Tesla, Ford, and other EVs on the way, another huge aspect is classic car restomods. A prime example is Hyundai’s recently unveiled 1986 Grandeur luxury sedan EV. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bitcoin VR Mark Ronson•
21Wired / 1h
Timoni West, the head of augmented and virtual reality at Unity Technology, talks to WIRED about the future of XR.

Wired / 1h
Let's just say that the fate of humanity looks pretty bleak in Ted Kosmatka’s horrific short story about an AI uprising.

Gizmodo / 1h
Radiant Black , Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa’s tokusatsu-influenced superhero hero series , has already expanded its world beyond its titular hero with not just similar wielders of Radiant Black’s cosmic powers, but also with Mat Groom and Erica D’Urso’s Kickstarted upcoming series Inferno Girl Red . Now, they’re… Read more...

GTA Trilogy Rockstar•
Comparison images provided by Rockstar Games. The servers for the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC have been down for nearly 24 hours now, and PC versions of Rockstar's games have been removed from sale on the company's website. The timing of the outage is particularly tough for the company, coming amid Thursday's launch of the remastered Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy . Rockstar officially noted the

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Without question, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is a card you’ll want if you own a business. It combines everything we love from the consumer version ( The Platinum Card® from American Express ), with some higher earning rates and a better welcome offer of 120,000 bonus points — worth a sky-high $2,400, according

Mashable / 1h
Reels is finally introducing an inventive, exciting new tool, unlike anything we've seen before! Just kidding, they're ripping off TikTok again. On Friday, Instagram announced that Reels is launching two new audio tools: Voice Effects and Text to Speech. View this post on Instagram Text to Speech allows an auto-generated voice to read users' text aloud. Think of it as Siri narrating your video fo

Mashable / 1h
Save 55%: Need a speaker that sounds good and can withstand a bit of water? The JBL Flip 5 is on sale for just $58.88 at Walmart as of Nov. 12. That's $71 off its list price of $129.95. Today is Friday, Nov. 12, which means that we have finally been blessed with Red (Taylor's Version) , which also means you're likely looking to listen to "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" at full volume in crysta

Many web browsers now have built-in password managers, including Google Chrome. If you use Chrome’s password manager on Android, Google Assistant can automate the process of changing compromised passwords. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gizmodo / 1h
Let’s cut to the chase—Marvel’s finally figured out what it wants to do with the X-Men , and it has nothing to do with Wanda Maximoff’s feelings about whether there should be more mutants . Read more...

Agatha House Harkness•
Marvel Studios has announced a plethora of new MCU Disney Plus shows, including an Agatha Harkness spin-off series. Announcing its next line-up of TV shows on Disney Plus Day , Marvel revealed five brand-new series that are set to enter development in the near future. Agatha: House of Harkness, a spin-off show that'll see Kathryn Hahn reprise her beloved role from WandaVision , is the stand out o

Millions IoT Devices•
Cybersecurity researchers have shared insight into a new malware that employs over thirty exploits and can potentially tie millions of routers , modems , network-attached storage ( NAS ), and Internet of Things (IoT) devices into a botnet. Discovered by AT&T’s Alien Labs, the new malware, dubbed BotenaGo, is written in the open source Go programming language, which has become popular with malware

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44TechCrunch / 1h
Facebook announced today that it’s rolling out new shopping features: Shops in Groups, product recommendations and a test of Live Shopping for Creators. Shops in Groups enables admins of Facebook groups to set up an online store on their associated Facebook Page. It’s up to the admins where this money goes — in the case of OctoNation, a page that tested the feature, the profits went to OctoNation

Adulting is not easy, but if you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Literally no one feels like a real adult . We’re all out here pretending as hard as we can, secretly convinced that everyone else is just effortlessly adulting all over the place while we’re at home Googling… Read more...

“Which program is best” can be a bit like “who was the better ballplayer, Ted Williams or Mickey Mantle?” We may not settle it definitively, but we can get pretty close I think and the thinking process can help you figure out which program is the right one for you. Continue reading ...

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Marvel's iconic – and it'll star the voice cast from the original series. Officially announced on Disney Plus Day , Marvel Studios and Disney revealed that the show's official title will be X-Men 97. However, it'll be a while before we see the animated series return to our screens, with Disney revealing that X-Men 97 won't arrive until 2023. Check out the confirmation via the tweet below: .@Marv

After announcing Windows 11 SE, Microsoft released some documentation describing the OS. It was discovered that there’s no going back once you remove Windows 11 SE and replace it with Windows 11. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When it comes to gaming, a well-designed and comfortable controller is key. Golden Joystick Awards 2021 We're celebrating 50 Years of Games in conjunction with the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 , the world's biggest public-voted games awards show. This year's show will celebrate a milestone in gaming history, the release of Computer Space, the world's first commercial arcade machine in November 197

Engadget / 1h
Early Black Friday sales are in full swing and some of our favorite gadgets remain discounted — with a few at record-low prices. Our current favorite wireless earbuds , Sony's WF-1000XM4, are 11 percent off and down to an all-time low, while Apple's AirPods with the MagSafe case are $60 off their normal price. Through November 14, you can grab one month of Disney+ for just $2, plus Solo Stove's f

Gizmodo / 1h
The much-anticipated Willow TV show is still filming, but star Warwick Davis apparently spent his lunch break filming a funny video where he introduces the new supporting cast for the sequel series to his beloved 1988 fantasy film. It’s really cute and reveals something kind of shocking. Read more...

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SlashGear / 1h
Your iPhone experience might be about to change forever. Apple has been hard at work advancing their list of ideas for the next generation in smart gadgets and tech that’ll capture the imagination and pocketbooks of consumers. Apple registered a few patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that’ve been revealed to the public today, showing these ideas. … Continue reading

Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan•
Disney has revealed a first look at its upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus TV series – but there's no official footage of the show just yet. Released on the Disney Plus app as part of the streaming service's second anniversary celebrations , the Obi-Wan behind-the-scenes featurette only provides us with a glimpse at the series through a few pieces of concept art. The artwork is spliced between v

Mashable / 1h
Save $150: A well-reviewed 70-inch 4K TV by Samsung has dropped to $599.99 at Best Buy as of Nov. 12. Savings come to a nice 20% off ahead of Black Friday. Black Friday TV deals often focus on midsize TVs. But if you're looking to upgrade from one of those smaller TVs, this deal may be for you. A 70-inch Samsung TV (that was a hot deal in 2020) is back on sale at Best Buy. As of this writing, it'

Mashable / 1h
Disney+ celebrated its second birthday with a flurry of announcements on Nov. 12, including for upcoming Marvel, Star Wars, and other original properties. Highlights include the upcoming Hocus Pocus 2 , a Proud Family reboot, and the original film Sneakerella , with more news rolling in until 12:30 Eastern. Tweet may have been deleted Tweet may have been deleted Tweet may have been deleted Tweet

Mashable / 1h
BTGO: As of Nov. 12, GameStop is hosting a buy two, get one free sale on select video games, including recent 2021 releases. Just add three qualifying items to your cart to redeem the offer and save up to $69.99. A lot of good games have come out in 2021. Frankly, it's been a little overwhelming, and if you're anything like us, you missed a few titles along the way. Well, it's near the end of the

Rockstar GTA Trilogy•
Comparison images provided by Rockstar Games. (Rockstar didn't clarify what these were captured on, so we're assuming PC.) [credit: Rockstar Games ] The PlayStation 2-era Grand Theft Auto trilogy is now available on modern gaming devices and comes with across-the-board aesthetic touch-ups. That should be good news. The series' shift from top-down 2D to open-world 3D was a seismic event in the gam

Gizmodo / 2h
Skywatchers in Georgia and Alabama were treated to a glorious light show this Tuesday when a rare earthgrazing meteor zoomed across the night sky. Read more...

AMD has issued three security bulletins announcing fixes for a whopping 50 vulnerabilities, with 22 of them affecting all three generations of its flagship EPYC server processors . Furthermore, of the 50 addressed vulnerabilities, almost half (23) are marked as High Severity on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Of the 22 EPYC flaws, all of which exist on the latest third generation

As Black Friday creeps upon us, retailers are starting to really squeeze their prices, offering some of the best deals we've seen all year and, if you're in the market for a new iPhone 13, this new tariff from Fonehouse could be the perfect option for you. Exclusively available to readers of TechRadar, this iPhone 13 plan comes with a hefty 100GB of data. Despite that, it offers some pretty affor

It was always unlikely that any of the best graphics cards would appear in this year's Black Friday deals , but Ebuyer has come through with a fantastic alternative – why not buy a whole new gaming PC for a steal instead? This will obviously be more advantageous if you need a completely new system or are new to the world of PC gaming, but these AlphaSync Diamond gaming desktops are a fantastic pr

As much as we love our screens—and we passionately love our screens—it’s good to remember that basically everything you watch on those screens begins with the written word, whether a screenplay or, yes, a book. Read more...

Mashable / 2h
SAVE UP TO $50: As of Nov. 12, grab the classic AncestryDNA kit from Amazon or Walmart for only $59 (a $40 discount) or the AncestryDNA + Traits from Amazon or Walmart for just $69 (a $50 discount). Both kits make great holiday gifts. DNA kits are classic holiday gifts — and they're almost always on sale around Black Friday. We've spotted some solid discounts on 23andMe tests recently, but Ancest

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Mashable / 2h
Friday, Nov. 12, is a day to remember if you're a Swiftie — or just a person who uses the internet — because today, Taylor Swift released an expanded, re-recorded version of her seminal album Red. Red (Taylor's Version) is part of her ongoing pursuit to regain ownership of her earlier work after Scooter Braun acquired Big Machine Records and seized control over the master recordings of her first

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $26.45: The Meater Plus is a meat thermometer with Bluetooth capabilities, which means that you can monitor your food's temperature on your phone. As of Nov. 12, it's on sale for $73.50 at Amazon (original price: $99.95). Is it necessary for you to be able to check the internal temperature of a steak on your phone? No. Is it kind of cool that you can? Absolutely. Meater Plus is a smart meat

Engadget / 2h
It’s dangerously easy to go over budget during the holidays when, especially when your gift list seemingly gets longer with each passing year. It’s even easier to do so when you have a bunch of gearheads in your life. We don’t have to tell you that gadgets are expensive (hello, $1,000-plus smartphones), but not every piece of tech will put a huge dent in your bank account. To make things easier f

In a bid to help build out the WooCommerce SaaS platform, GoDaddy has acquired Pagely, the company that pioneered Managed WordPress . Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, GoDaddy did reveal it will continue to invest and advance its current GoDaddy WordPress and WooCommerce offerings to support small businesses and website designers and developers. Pagely said it will continue to pr

The new Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card ( review ) was recently introduced, and it’s probably the biggest new competitor to the uber-popular Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card ( review ). Since there’s a lot of overlap between these two cards, in this post I wanted to compare the two cards, with the hopes of helping people decide which card makes more sense for them. Comparing the Venture X &

Disney+ Day is here, and Walt Disney is launching all sorts of new content as a way to celebrate. Along with new movies, Disney+ is also getting a TikTok account where you can watch short-form videos based on the properties you know and love. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When entering data in Excel, you’ll notice cells have limited space for displaying their contents. This can cause data to display cut off. Whether text or numbers, you can automatically resize cells to fit the contents. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

There’s no better time to set up a smart home security system—Arlo’s Essentials Spotlight camera three-pack is 43% off at Walmart and Amazon, bringing its price down to just $200. That’s three killer, battery-powered security cameras for just $67 each. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 2h

Believe me, the thought of throwing away unused Trader Joe’s products breaks my heart. But if you’ve purchased some of the chains’s frozen chicken patties in the past few months, you might need to dispose of them ASAP. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday… Read more...

Frontier Newark Washington•
There’s a competitive shake-up underway at two of the nation’s busiest Northeast airports. Come early next year, both Newark (EWR) and Washington/Dulles (IAD) will lose service from Frontier Airlines. That’s according to the airline’s senior vice president of commercial, Daniel Shurz, who blamed the decision on high operating costs at these two airports. “To that end we’re taking action on the si

GTA Trilogy Rockstar•
SlashGear / 2h
It’s been a weird 24 hours for those who purchased Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition on PC. The game launched yesterday on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch, but it wasn’t long before Rockstar pulled the game from sale on PC and disabled the Rockstar Games Launcher on the platform. With … Continue reading

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A new law stops companies judged to be a security threat receiving telecoms equipment licences.

SlashGear / 2h
The latest update to WhatsApp gives every user the ability to hide or show status information on a per-user basis. Before now, users were only able to show their status to everyone, nobody at all, or all of their contacts. Now there’s a “my contacts except…” option – for those people who you want on your contacts list, but with … Continue reading

20TechCrunch / 2h
Wellness startup Bellabeat , which has primarily marketed its wearable health trackers to women, recently introduced Ivy , a stylish, comfortable health tracker with a long-lasting battery life, poised as a prettier version of a Fitbit. But the accompanying subscription “Coach” software supporting the new bracelet feels like it’s still in beta, which is concerning for a product aiming to offer he

Mashable / 2h
Emily Paluska was adopted at eight months old from South Korea, then grew up in a Midwestern rural town with her adoptive parents. "I couldn't have asked for a better childhood," she says. "My parents were extremely involved in my life and I never felt anything but love and support. I wasn't treated differently than my other biological siblings." Her TikTok account features recipes from Korea (wh

Mashable / 2h
Music streaming giant Spotify is getting into audiobooks in a big way. On Thursday, the company announced its plans to acquire audiobook platform Findaway. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re excited to combine Findaway’s team, best-in-class technology platform, and robust audiobook catalog with Spotify’s expertise to revolutionize the audiobook space as we did with music and podcast

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Gizmodo / 2h
President Joe Biden this week signed a law gutting one of Huawei and ZTE’s last lifelines into U.S. markets just days before a summit meeting with China’s president, Xi Jinping. Read more...

Even though the PlayStation 5 has been out for a full year, Sony’s console is still very difficult to buy. It’s partly due to supply chain issues, and partly because of increased demand—both totally understandable—but the third reason for the shortage is an old problem: Re-sellers. Read more...

24TechCrunch / 2h
Husband-and-wife co-founders Daniel and Brenna Stitzel are developing a way for foodies to monetize their culinary creations and closed on a round of $1.5 million in pre-seed funding to officially launch Foody . The investment was led by Serena Ventures, with Goodwater Capital and a group of angel investors joining, including Patreon’s Jack Conte, former Postmates exec Vivek Patel, Greenoaks Capi

We’ve spotted another brilliant early Black Friday deal over at, where there’s an incredible £350 discount on the powerful Asus ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop. The Asus ROG Zephyrus GA503QS is equipped with the latest gaming tech like the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 octa-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 15.6-inch 1440p 165Hz display. The ROG Zephyrus normally sells for £2,299

Microsoft’s cybersecurity researchers have noticed an uptick in the use of a malware delivery technique known as HTML smuggling in email campaigns that deploy banking malware, remote access Trojans (RATs), and other malicious payloads. HTML smuggling enables attackers to conceal an encoded script within a specially crafted HTML attachment, which assembles the malicious payload right on the victim

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Gizmodo / 2h
Earlier this year, Microsoft relaunched its Xbox Design Lab to help gamers customize their controllers with a wide mix of colors, and now Microsoft is bringing back even more customizations from last-gen including rubberized grips and metallic paint options. Read more...

Portrait of soprano Camilla Williams. Stamped on back: “Camilla Williams.” Label on back: “From press representative Margaret Hartigan. New York City Opera Co., 130 West 56th Street, New York City 19, Judson 6-2828 or Judson 6-2837. Suggested for publication on weekend Nov. 4-5-6. Camilla Williams, who will sing two major roles with the New York City Opera Company during the 7th week of its 1949

Gizmodo / 3h
It seems impossible, but the Ice Age franchise has been around for nearly two decades at this point. It probably stands to reason, then, why the newest film—the sixth, in fact!—in the franchise would go ahead and focus on the series’ most beloved character, the weasel Buck Wild (voiced by Simon Pegg ). And, as this… Read more...

Surveillance camera watchdog's call follows MPs' plea for a ban on tech used in Uyghur camps.

F1 Grand Prix Formula 1•
This week's jaunt to Brazil's Interlagos is the final Grand Prix of the season that Red Bull can expect to dominate. But should Sir Lewis pull a fast one and top the podium on Sunday, he may well be on the cards to defend title number eight. To make sure that you don't miss a minute of the action, all you need to do is follow our guide to live stream F1 and watch the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix onl

Hocus Pocus 2 Parker•
Hocus Pocus 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the beloved 1993 fantasy-comedy film, has been handed a fall 2022 release window. Announced during the Disney Plus Day celebrations on Friday, November 12, The Walt Disney Company confirmed that the supernatural-themed movie would land on its streaming service late next year. Check out the official announcement, by way of the Disney Plus Twitter acc

It’s only November, but Christmas is already beginning to rear its festive head on streamers. This week, we’re treated (or subject) to a remake of Home Alone on Disney Plus , but the next month will see plenty more snow-capped movies and TV shows make their way to the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO Max . Our advice, then, is to enjoy the non-Christmas content while you can. Luckily, there

There’s a big difference between dating and dating , like, seriously. You can go on a bunch of dates with one person over a series of months and not really be together—but it can be hard to figure out why, exactly, the relationship isn’t deepening. The other person might simply be emotionally unavailable. Here’s how to… Read more...

The global venture capital market is increasingly active , but few locales are seeing the sort of investment acceleration that African startups are enjoying this year. New data indicates that African startups have already outraised all known prior years, meaning 2021 is sure to be a record. But, more importantly, the pace at which African startups are raising money in 2021 is accelerating, with S

Mashable / 3h
There’s a stinging form of déjà vu that can sweep over you when you’re watching a movie that feels like you’ve seen it before. Red Notice is so full of such moments that by the end, my skin was crawling. There’s turn off your brain and enjoy movies, and then there’s this. And no, its three ultra-famous headliners can’t rescue it from horrid mediocrity. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thur

Is JetBlue Mosaic status on your goals list? If you’re a cardholder of the JetBlue Plus Card , you can get even closer to earning this elite status from credit card spending before the end of 2021 thanks to this current promotion: Spend $5,000: Get 1,000 Mosaic Qualifying Points. Spend $10,000: Get 3,500 Mosaic Qualifying Points. Spend $15,000: Earn Mosaic status and 3,500 Mosaic Qualifying Point

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines! This is our Friday show, a roundup of the week’s biggest and most fascinating stories from startups, venture capital and technology. Natasha and Alex along with Grace and Chris had to cut and cut and cut to get the show to fit this week, so if we didn’t get to yo

Carrie James Contributor Carrie James is the principal investigator at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Emily Weinstein Contributor Emily Weinstein is a senior researcher at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We’ve spent the last decade studying the questions that loom large in the current news cycle. What are the implications of social media for te

53Gizmodo / 3h
Just one year ago, Chloe Gong was a young writer about to release her first book, These Violent Delights . A year later, the Chinese-born New Zealander is still young (she’ll turn 23 in December), but now she’s a best-selling author, with the highly anticipated Our Violent Ends — the sequel to her breakout YA… Read more...

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Welcome the newest Disney princess to the family, because the House of Mouse has revealed the first details about Dan Trachtenberg ’s new entry in the Predator saga. Read more...

26Wired / 3h
England will allow doctors to prescribe vaping devices to people who want to quit smoking—if manufacturers can develop a product that works.

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 ...

Engadget / 3h
After iOS 14 shook up the iPhone’s interface with stackable widgets and an app library, iOS 15 at launch didn’t seem so dramatic. Given that several major features, like SharePlay, were delayed , little seemed different from the public beta . But now, with iOS 15.1, everything seems to be in full working order. It’s time to put Apple’s latest mobile OS through its paces. SharePlay is finally here

US Paris Cyberspace•
US Vice President Kamala Harrishas announced that the country is now part of an international agreement on cybersecurity , joining 80 other countries, along with hundreds of tech companies, including Microsoft and Google. The voluntary Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace was established in 2018 to create international norms and laws for cybersecurity and warfare. According to a White

The iPhone 12 Mini was a bold experiment with a few weaknesses, but the iPhone 13 Mini is the model that polishes those rough edges. If you’re going Mini, these cases are a worthy investment. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Biometrics are increasingly popular for protecting public spaces and even replacing your wallet . For your valuables, though, they may be the best defense. The TROVA Go uses biometrics to guard what you value most, while making it easy to take with you, and it’s even easier to buy at 15% off for a limited time during our Pre-Black Friday sale. Low-Profile Storage As seen in Fast Company, the TROV

After the gaming computer, comes gaming peripherals, and these are the three that deliver the most benefits for the money. Headsets are crucial for communication online, and you’ll spend most of your time inputting with a keyboard and mouse. So here are the choice picks for each this holiday season. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Though Baymax , the gentle, Stay Puft -like wellness robot member of Big Hero 6 ended up helping save the world with his combat abilities, he was originally created to help and heal people who suffered from different kinds of injuries. In Baymax , Disney+’s upcoming episodic followup to 2014's Big Hero 6 , Baymax stars as… Read more...

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Bose has done exactly that with its QuietComfort line of noise-cancelling headphones — and for good reason. The QC35 and QC35 II set the bar for active noise cancellation (ANC) when it comes to wireless over-ear cans. Bose’s powerful ANC blocks out more ambient roar than nearly all of the competition and the QuietComfort’s reliable controls meant they were a joy t

Although we cover loyalty programs and credit cards in-depth on TPG every day, sometimes you just want a snippet of useful information that you can put into action on the fly. That’s why we launched the series Quick Points . Every week, we’ll highlight a new or easily forgotten tip that can help you travel more for less. These days, many premium travel rewards credit cards come with a Priority Pa

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James Gunn hypes up his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 soundtrack. Get a look at all the Easter Eggs that went into making Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City . Plus, a glimpse at Foundation ’s season finale, and another look at the Solar Opposites holiday special . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Robinhood Data Breach•
Cybersecurity experts monitoring the dark web report that hackers who stole the personal data of millions of Robinhood customers also accuse the platform of lying and intentionally omitting the fact that the attack had exposed the ID cards of some members as well. Earlier this week, the popular trading platform revealed a data breach had leaked details of more than seven million customers. Howeve

BT Netflix TV Packages•
Netflix is now available as a part of BT TV 's flexible entertainment package, rolling the cost of a Netflix subscription into your monthly BT bill, the company announced via a press release. The addition of Netflix was announced as part of a revamping of BT TV's Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP TV packages. This means that users can bolt on a Netflix subscription to their monthly bill, e

Buying household appliances was stressful enough before the COVID-19 pandemic threw global supply chains into complete and utter chaos. If you’re lucky enough to find something you like and can actually afford, it’s probably either discontinued, backordered, or hanging out in logistics limbo. Read more...

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If your favorite person has a love of video or photography, a camera may be the best gift they’ll ever get. Some may want to capture their adventures with an action camera, while others may desire a mirrorless camera for portraits, movies or artistic shots. The technology is better than ever as camera makers try to stay ahead of smartphones with faster shooting speeds, sharper video and incredibl

O2 Christmas VMO UK•
Virgin Media O2 is rolling out its ‘National Data Bank’ initiative across the UK, providing free mobile data and SIM cards to those struggling to afford connectivity. The scheme arose from other measures taken by the company and the wider telecoms industry to keep consumers connected during the pandemic, recognising the increasing importance of mobile and broadband to everyday life. As society in

GTA Trilogy Rockstar•
PC gamers who were hoping to try out Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition have been prevented from playing the anticipated remaster thanks to the official Rockstar Launcher being down for maintenance for 12 hours, which stings enough, but it looks like further salt is being rubbed into those wounds as the PC version of the game has been pulled from the developer's store entirely. At

Members of Generation Z, the cohort of people born in the first decade of the 21st century, care about digital privacy , but their desire for online fame and popularity is greater, a new study from ExpressVPN suggests. The VPN provider surveyed 1,500 young adults from the US to evaluate their online habits and attitudes towards social media, and identified a troubling pattern that could have dire

The holidays are, once again, rapidly approaching, and aside from toys and clothes, tech is always at the top of many people’s wish lists. The problem is, there are a lot of products out there to choose from, and it can be difficult to choose one when you don’t know the differences. If you’re looking to buy… Read more...

For more than a year, the cruise industry has battled its way back from a pandemic, but it has spent far longer dealing with a less obvious but equally detrimental ailment: gender inequality. Passenger vessels have existed for more than 200 years, but despite the age of the industry, just 2% of bridge officers are female. Enter Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, a 35-year Royal Caribbean Group veteran who became

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The concept bike was envisioned by Andrey Fabishevsky and built by German company Hookie. Tardigrade is currently exhibited at the Automotive Petersen Museum.

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Another week down? How in the heck. Folks you better get ready for Thanksgiving. I mean what in the world? The whole calendar year is just about behind us now. The NFL season is far past the halfway point. Christmas is going to be here in like two blinks of an eye. 1. Yeah pal, sorry, yes, the whole thing just burnt up. Still recovering emotionally more than physically. Tweet may have been delete

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Plus: Bill Gates’ climate plan, real estate in the metaverse, and a different kind of mirrorworld.

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Sharing “metadata of the metadata” is crucial for informing product design that will fight misinformation without allowing security backdoors.

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The singer told Rolling Stone she knows how to “trace something online like no one’s business.”

If part of your life includes logging in to a remote server be it for a self-hosted blog, a Nextcloud installation, or sending your latest changes to GitHub, you need SSH keys. In Windows 10 and 11 we are spoiled for choice when it comes to generating new keys. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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It’s tough to be a seller when there are so many products out there on marketplaces just waiting to be discovered. is out to help people find you, securing $2 million in funding to continue developing its tool that matches buyers to sellers in marketplace search. The company was started by two former Pinterest marketplace and ad designers, Andrew Yates and Dan Hill, who wanted to help

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When Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Steve Hill unveiled The Boring Company’s plan for a subterranean shuttle that would whisk visitors to different parts of the city’s vast Convention Center campus, he predicted it would take just under two minutes to travel between its farthest stations. “If the system doesn’t work, we will get all of our money back,” Hill said, in June 2019, ac

Nvidia Earth Omniverse•
Nvidia wants to build a digital twin of planet Earth in the “omniverse” and use the model to peek into the future of climate change. With this digital twin, the company aims to see the challenges future humans may face in terms of global warming and the natural disasters that come with it, and hopes to provide early warnings to regions, nations and cities that could be most affected. The company

Mobility 54 Investment SAS, a corporate venture capital subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation and CFAO group, DOB Equity and InfraCo Africa have invested $3.4 million (€3 million) in electric motorcycle startup Zembo to help it grow its business. Zembo, a French startup with operations in Uganda, was founded in 2018 and sells electric motorcycles through a lease-to-own program. It also operates

Apple iPhone Face ID•
The firm promises a software update to enable unofficial repairers to replace broken iPhone screens.

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British automaker Radford has released a few images of the Lotus Type 62-2’s interior. And like the car itself, the cabin is a sight to behold. Radford collaborated with British luxury watchmaker Bremont in creating a retro-modern interior harking back to classic Lotus racing cars. And without mincing words, we like it a lot. Inside the Radford Lotus Type 62-2 … Continue reading

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Fitbit's most capable fitness and health tracker, the Charge 5 , is thinner, lighter and less bulky than the Charge 4, but it's also $30 more. However, Amazon is now making it more palatable by offering its first discount, selling it for $130 in Black/Graphite for a discount of 28 percent, or $50 off the regular price. Buy Fitbit Charge 5 at Amazon - $130 The Charge 5 earned a solid Engadget revi

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Kenneth Branagh's new movie Belfast is a cinematic memoir of the actor and filmmaker's childhood in Northern Ireland. With a stellar cast featuring Judi Dench (Granny) and Ciarán Hinds (Pop), Jamie Dornan (Pa), and Caitriona Balfe (Ma), Luke Hill plays the young Branagh whose life is about to be turned upside down. Speaking to Stephen Colbert, Branagh explained the personal story behind the movie

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It’s that time of the year again: Figuring out all of the best gifts to buy from our Holiday Gift Guide. This week, Commerce Editor Valentina Palladino joins Cherlynn and Devindra to chat about our latest batch of product suggestions, as well as some tips on snagging deals ahead of Black Friday. Also, they chat about Microsoft’s intriguing new $249 Surface Laptop SE, a low-spec, kid-focused noteb

Turkey gravy should be intensely rich and savory, just thick enough to coat a slice of turkey, and brown in color. Color does not always indicate flavor, but there is something wrong about white gravy on white meat. I like my gravy to have contrast, especially when served as part of a highly-photographed meal—and… Read more...

The no-longer-grand Hyatt is set to be demolished. You can tell. You may remember this monster Midtown property formally known as the Grand Hyatt New York. It’s right next door to Grand Central Station — a 1980s icon brought to life by a then-young Donald Trump in his first major Manhattan real estate deal. Get the latest points, miles and travel news by signing up for TPG’s free daily newsletter

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Researchers from the University of Arizona published a new study suggesting a near-Earth asteroid called Kamo`oalewa might be a moon fragment. The asteroid is a quasi-satellite, which is a group of near-Earth asteroids that orbit the sun close to Earth. Researchers know very little about this class of objects overall because they are very faint and hard to observe. Astronomers … Continue reading

View of Mildred Gray riveting air deflectors at the Chevrolet factory. Label on back: “Frills would never do for this ‘laster bonnet’ which probably will not appear for the Sunday promenade down the avenue. Practical simplicity is the keynote in milady’s headwear in this war year, as typified by this newly designed chapeau worn by Mrs. Mildred Gray, a Chevrolet war plant employee. Rising to a hig

Edge Microsoft Windows 11•
Microsoft appears to have taken further steps to funnel Windows 11 users towards its web browser Edge, whether they like it or not. Since the latest Windows 11 update (build 22494), users have reported the operating system will no longer allow links associated with Microsoft Edge to be opened in any other browser. For a number of years, Microsoft has used a custom URI scheme to force links opened

The pandemic has curtailed many travel plans over the past 18 months and many hotels already under construction delayed their official opening dates, some by 12 months or more. But as travel now quickly resumes, new and completely renovated hotels have been rapidly opening across the globe. Today, as part of Travel Week at the TPG Awards, we’re thrilled to introduce The TPG 20, a list of brand-ne

If you're looking to buy a great 4K TV at a discount while also avoiding the upcoming Black Friday deals rush, then Amazon UK might just have the deal for you, with a big saving on the 65-inch JVC Fire TV. This 4K smart TV 's impressive size makes it a fantastic option for any home entertainment setup – and right now at Amazon, you can grab the 65-inch JVC Fire TV for just £499 , shaving over £10

American Airlines has more debt than competitors and financially underperforms the industry. It's had unhappy investors, unhappy employees, and unhappy customers. In fall 2019, after American lost its joint venture with South American megacarrier LATAM to Delta, there was a lot of speculation that management would be ousted. There was a low-level leadership reshuffle, but no one at the top left.

Evercade VS Gaming•
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Between 2016 and 2019, retro gaming had a moment. I mean another moment. A very specific one where gaming’s greatest all released “mini” versions of their most iconic consoles. NES? Yep . SNES? Sure . Genesis? You bet and, of course, Sony , SNK , Konami and even Commodore (sorta) got in on the trend too. Then there was Evercade in 2020 — a refreshingly different take on the new-but-old console id

Not everyone buys a Mac to solely run macOS. The bad news is that as of November 2021, native Linux support on Apple Silicon isn’t yet possible. Progress is being made, however, so let’s take a look at the Linux on Apple Silicon story so far. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Flutter is a Google development platform that lets you write cross-platform mobile apps using one codebase. Apps are developed in Dart, a typed and object-oriented language that compiles to either native code or JavaScript. This means you can target Android, iOS, desktop operating systems, and the web with a single Flutter project. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

MongoDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database engine that’s gained popularity with developers for its JSON-like storage model. MongoDB often provides a more direct mapping between code and persisted data, facilitating rapid iteration and helping address the sizable impedance mismatch of traditional SQL databases. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

On the hunt for an Xbox Series S? Then you don't want to miss this fantastic early Black Friday deal that sees the Xbox Series S at its lowest price yet. Ebay is currently offering a brand new Xbox Series S for just £223.99, knocking over £20 off the usual £249.99 price tag. The console is being sold by a third-party retailer - modaphones - which we would usually advise caution with but, looking

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Mark Zuckerberg wants you to believe his metaverse is the final frontier. The misconception comes with over a century of warnings.

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Here's how engineers got the car-sized Benthic Rover II to roam the seafloor 13,000 feet deep without immediately breaking down.

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This week, we look at Niantic and Snap, whose augmented reality plans are quite different than what’s being hyped elsewhere.

SpinLaunch Launch Test•
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The thing that has been common for every satellite put into orbit in the history of spaceflight is that they’ve all used rockets. However, the need for rockets is changing with a company called SpinLaunch celebrating the first successful test launch for its kinetic launch system. The launch system doesn’t use a rocket and is zero emissions. It uses a … Continue reading

Xbox Design Lab DL•
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After being on hold while Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and S consoles, Xbox Design Lab returned this summer. Unfortunately, rubberized grips and other options that were available before were nowhere to be found. Now, Xbox Design Lab has announced that rubberized grips and metallic color finishes are back, along with some all new additions. Black rubberized grips are now available for the

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Iceland released a new tourism ad on Thursday, poking fun at Facebook’s (sorry, Meta ’s) recent promises for how we’re all going to live in the future. But Iceland’s version of Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to sell you on visiting the sci-fi dystopia that we were all warned about for decades. No, Iceland just wants you… Read more...

IT administrators will soon have the power to block access to a web page's source code for some users of the world's top browsers . Both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge will be introducing the feature, which looks to fix a longstanding bug in the Chromium source code that could let users view restricted URLs. However the change won't affect all users, but instead mainly devices bought and owned

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It's a big day for Swifties everywhere, with the much-awaited arrival of Red (Taylor's Version) — including that 10-minute version of "All Too Well." Taylor Swift's beloved 2012 album has been rerecorded and released, with a crop of collaborating artists including with known guitar-smasher Phoebe Bridgers , who sang with Swift on a previously unheard "From the Vault" track titled "Nothing New." S

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The globe's two biggest polluters have agreed on...something? apparently tackle climate change, maybe? While world leaders attempt to come to an agreement on climate change at the COP26 summit, China and the U.S. announced a surprise and extremely vague joint agreement on Wednesday to (wait for it) "enhance ambition" on climate change. According to the New York Times , the two countries said

It had a production run of more than ten years and in that time it became one of the top ten highest selling consoles of all time. Golden Joystick Awards 2021 We're celebrating 50 Years of Games in conjunction with the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 , the world's biggest public-voted games awards show. This year's show will celebrate a milestone in gaming history, the release of Computer Space, the

Rittenhouse iPad Pinch•
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A debate between lawyers and Judge Schroeder in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse focused on pinching-to-zoom on an iPad, a feature that’s been on Apple devices since 2007's iPod Touch. Thomas Binger, the assistant district attorney leading the prosecution, planned to play a video on an iPad, showing Rittenhouse shooting Joseph Rosenbaum. When the assistant DA said he’d use a zoom function on the iPa

Geely Homtruck Semi•
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Chinese automaker Geely’s commercial vehicle arm Farizon Auto has recently unveiled the semi-truck of the future. The Homtruck concept is a semi-truck that feels like home (hence the name). In addition, Homtruck is a new energy commercial vehicle available in various powertrain options like pure electric (with battery swapping technology), methanol hybrid, or a fossil fuel-powered range extender.

SpaceX Florida Falcon•
Enlarge / As the Crew-3 mission ascends, a Falcon 9 rocket with a Starlink payload awaits its turn on a nearby launch pad in Florida. (credit: SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 4.23 of the Rocket Report! After a one-week hiatus, this report returns with a superfluity of news. There's a lot to cover, from exciting news in the New Mexico desert to busy times for the Space Coast in Florida as SpaceX gets b

Spoilers follow for Foundation episodes 1 to 9. Watch them before reading on. Foundation isn’t messing around anymore. Apple’s adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s iconic sci-fi novels has had its ups and downs throughout season 1, but the show seems like it’s finally delivering a spectacle worthy of its source material. About this episode - Episode 9 (of 10), 'The First Crisis' - Written by Victoria Mor

SpaceX Starlink New Dish•
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Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Meta is reportedly planning physical stores to showcase its products ZipCharge Go is a suitcase-size powerbank for EVs Starlink has introduced a new user terminal customers can get with their starter kit. As first reported by The Verge , the company now offers a rectangular option (PDF) tha

Xbox Microsoft Store•
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Sony and Microsoft have had a year to address supply shortages and improve game libraries for their new consoles. Here's how they stack up.

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We've found TVs, smartphones, and wireless earbuds at steep discounts.

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Demand is still surging, but it takes time to build new factories. And a history of highs and lows may deter some investors.

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The social network got huge by ignoring who you know. That's increasingly no longer the case.

Last chance to register for this webinar Whenever a loyalty program makes a negative change — be it removing award charts or adjusting prices with little to no notice — the doom-and-gloom crowd comes out in full force. They lament the end of outsized value for points and miles while simultaneously lambasting the offending company. And the last several weeks have provided plenty of fodder. With Ma

Elecjet Power Bank•
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In the space of a few years, we’ve gone from 5W USB adapters being the norm, to iPads and Nintendo Switches being able to charge at 18W, all the way up to modern laptops drawing up to 140W. This explosion in charging rates over a (somewhat) standardized USB-C connector has been great for consumers who can now mostly charge their stuff with one or two well-positioned adapters. But, it’s made choos

Belfast Kenneth Branagh•
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Indulgence has long been a virtue and vice of Kenneth Branagh’s works. The British stage actor first forged his path in movies with a string of Shakespeare adaptations that he wrote, directed, and starred in as a leading man. When re-imagining Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1994, he not only wore these three hats, but also wedged in a sequence where his mad scientist races around a laboratory shi

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Chris O'Dowd is joining a global bird conservation initiative that aims to keep common birds safe for future generations. So we checked in with the actor to play a few bird games. O'Dowd is raising money for BirdLife International in partnership with Redbreast Irish Whiskey, with a new video (below) showing the actor talking to a tiny bird. Every view will see the whiskey company donate 25 cents

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Welcome to AirFryDay, where — you guessed it —every Friday Mashable covers the latest trends, dispenses advice, and reviews recipes for your air fryer. I can think of countless practical reasons you'd want to air fry turkey for Thanksgiving. Maybe your oven crapped out and all you have left is an air fryer. Maybe you're a college kid — enjoy it, friend — and you're sticking around campus for the

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On November 15, 1971, Intel publicly debuted the first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the Intel 4004, with an advertisement in Electronic News. Fifty years later, here’s a look at its legacy—and how the 4004 stacks up against a modern Intel powerhouse. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

For those in the United States with good credit, the best way to rack up points is through credit cards. This can include the welcome bonuses offered by cards , the points offered for spending on cards , and all kinds of other offers . I’ve written in the past about the credit cards I use for each major bonus category . Nowadays it’s possible to earn 2-5x points on many of the things we spend mos

We’ve had some new material float down from the GPU grapevine, theorizing how both the next-gen Nvidia ‘Lovelace’ and AMD RDNA 3 graphics cards will pan out. This comes from Greymon55, now a regular hardware leaker on Twitter, who has shared what they believe to be the likely core spec of the flagship GPUs from both Teams Green and Red – although note the use of question marks with some of the co

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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has used its Very Large Telescope (VLT) to discover a previously unknown black hole outside the Milky Way. Astronomers discovered the black hole by investigating how it influenced a star nearby. The discovery marks the first time the detection method has been used to discover a black hole outside our galaxy. The black hole was … Continue reading

A security flaw in a popular plugin made it possible for malicious actors to compromise more than a million WordPress websites , experts have reported. According to the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team, a vulnerability in the Starter Templates - Elementor, Gutenberg & Beaver Builder Templates plugin, allowed contributor-level users to completely overwrite any page on the site, and embed malicio

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Andrew Garfield and Jamie Dornan have known each other for a long time, so you'd think they'd know quite a bit about each other's lives, wouldn't you? Well, maybe. In the video above from The Late Late Show the actors took put their friendship to the test by taking a quiz with a painful twist — for every wrong answer they gave, they received an electric shock. Good thing the questions were nice a

Open source programming is all about being able to make your own changes to code others have written. To do that, you must branch off from the main repository, commonly called “forking” the repo, but it can be complicated if you don’t do it properly. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

SpaceX Starlink New Dish•
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Starlink has introduced a new user terminal customers can get with their starter kit. As first reported by The Verge , the company now offers a rectangular option (PDF) that's smaller and lighter than its original circular one. Users have to install that antenna on their rooftop or anywhere high up with a clear view of the sky to be able to access its satellite internet. The original version is a

Spotify Audiobook Findaway•
Spotify's catalogue is set to expand, as the company has announced that it plans to acquire audiobook platform Findaway. As well as having a library of over 325,000 titles, Findaway also distributes audiobooks to different platforms, and pairs authors with narrators - which means audiobook creation could become yet another revenue stream for Spotify . Speaking to The Verge , Spotify's head of aud

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Yesterday, we mentioned that SpaceX and NASA have finally successfully launched the Crew-3 mission, sending four new astronauts to live on the ISS. The successful launch came after several delays due to weather and other issues. Crew-3 was supposed to have launched on October 31, and it was then delayed until November 3 before finally launching on November 10. Crew-3 … Continue reading

Swift All Too Well•
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Red (Taylor's Version) is finally here, and I think Taylor Swift said it best (OK, sang it best) with the words, "There we are again in the middle of the night, we're dancing 'round the kitchen in the refrigerator light." Dancing is exactly what we're doing now that Swift has released her recorded version of her 2012 album with a 10 minute version of fan favourite "All Too Well" — a timeless anth

The Shrink Next Door•
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Anyone who has ever been to therapy knows that establishing boundaries between a therapist and a patient is of paramount importance. Therapists are not their patients' friends; they are trained professionals who have an ethical obligation to keep a doctorly distance between themselves and their clients. The Shrink Next Door is a cautionary tale of what happens when a therapist pours a jug of gaso

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Electronics giant Toshiba will split into three different companies after years of scandals, according to a press release from the Japanese company on Friday. The move comes after activist shareholders lobbied for the change following several idiotic moves, including a plan to falsify financial documents which saw the… Read more...

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Salesforce users tend to have a similar complaint in the amount of time it takes to update records, but Weflow aims to conquer this form of “Salesforce fatigue.” The Berlin-based company is developing a tool — still in private beta — that makes it faster to update Salesforce and reduces much of the busy work that takes up salespeople’s time. While 83% of Fortune 500 companies use the platform to

LJ Rich looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.

Tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are being grown with warmth harnessed from a water treatment works.

GTA Grand Theft Auto•
Please don’t buy Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch . You’d honestly be better tracking down a PlayStation 2 or original Xbox to play these games again because this pathetic port isn’t worth your time or money. Nintendo fans have had to wait two decades to experience Grand Theft Auto 3 and its stellar sequels Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San

HUAWEI Nova 9 tHC 14S•
To celebrate its digital Carnival, Huawei is giving you the chance to win a fantastic prize. Download the My Huawei app , experience what the Huawei Carnival has to offer and then let Huawei know how it can make the offering even better in the form below to be in with a chance of winning a brand new smartphone. Up for grabs are a Huawei Nova 9 and Huawei Nova 8 smartphone, and its easy to enter -

The Malayalam suspense thriller Drishyam was perhaps the most remade mainstream movie across Indian languages. The 2013 Mohanlal starrer was reworked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada in Indian languages, and also reportedly remade in Sinhalese and Chinese. As it happens, Drishyam had an official sequel Drishyam 2 and it premiered on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year. The follow up film too

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra•
Not long ago we heard that Motorola could have a new high-end handset in the works dubbed the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, and now we’ve had our first look at the possible design of this phone. Leaker @OnLeaks has shared renders of the handset with 91Mobiles , some of which you can see below, and they show a flat screen with a punch-hole camera, and a fairly plain back with a triple-lens camera. The M

Early Black Friday deals on PS5-compatible SSDs keep on arriving, like this 30% discount on the 1TB Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade SSD. The new XPG Gammiz S70 Blade meets the PS5’s SSD requirements , meaning this SSD can be installed into the PS5 SSD expansion slot for extra space to store your games. This is an M.2, NVME, PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive with read speeds up to 7,400MB per second. The 1T

BazarBackdoor 10 Attack•
A new attack campaign abuses the appxbundle format used by the Windows 10 app installer, in order to deliver malware via highly targeted spam campaigns, shares researchers. Cybersecurity sleuths from Sophos said they became aware of the campaign after one of its own employees was targeted with the spam email that used social engineering techniques to get victims to open a URL. Through a novel del

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Since the 1970s, the story of the television is one of conquest as it swallowed more and more space in our living rooms. Owning a set wasn’t good enough, we needed a VCR, BetaMax or LaserDisc player to lurk on a nearby shelf. A decade later, a console or home computer would take its place in the orbit of the TV, followed not long after by the cable box. And, in the DVD age, people would take adva

Amazon has slashed up to 26% off several iRobot Roomba robot vacuums, including the newest model, the Roomba J7. It’s now £559.99 from £699.99 as part of Amazon’s early Black Friday sales . (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best robot vacuum deals in your region). This is a new record-low for the robot vacuum, which was launched in September and has the ability to identify and navigate around o

Fully makes some of the world's best standing desks, and its Black Friday deals have launched early so you can transform your home office on a budget. Right now, it's offering some of the best Black Friday standing desk deals around, including offers on the highly regarded Jarvis line of electric and crank-operated standing desks. The Jarvis range are not only tough and dependable, they're also m

EE has just launched a collection of eye-catching phone contracts aimed directly at gamers as part of its Black Friday sale,. Along with a collection of flagship smartphones from Samsung, Google and Oppo, you can now score a free Xbox . This promotion spans the Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy A52s, Oppo A94 and Oppo Find X3 Lite. Pick your handset, place your order and an Xbox Series S with 3 mont

Rockstar GTA Trilogy•
Grand Theft Auto 3 is a seminal, foundational open-world game, a true classic. But its remastering for the new Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition leaves something to be desired. Now, the Definitive Edition does get quite a lot right – it’s a smartly-updated visual aesthetic and, for the most part, its controls are far more friendly to the modern gamer, and its lighting and texture

If you're looking for a bundle for the Oculus Quest 2 if you're planning on taking it with you but with a better strap, a saving on one from Currys looks to help with the comfort if you're wanting an extended playtime with Resident Evil 4 VR . November 26 is when the Black Friday deals will begin this year. You'll see some deals in the run-up to the event, but the very best deals are likely to be

Google Pixel 6 FU One•
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are receiving a new update that brings heart rate tracking and respiratory tracking features, tools that, for smartphones at least, are currently exclusive to the Pixel line of smartphones. These features were first introduced to the Pixel line in March 2021, but they weren't available in the Google Fit app on the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro at launch. Some Pixel 6 o

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You may have been breathing a sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that all the big smartphone launches of 2021 were over and you could rest for a few months - but surprise! That might not be the case! According to popular leaker Digital Chat Station, posting on Chinese social media platform Weibo , the Xiaomi 12 looks set to launch sometime in December, with specs that focus on the screen and c

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has been extensively leaked at this point, and it looks more like a member of the Note range than the S range, with the latest leak only furthering that impression. Reliable leaker @UniverseIce has shared a photo on Twitter which appears to show either the screen glass or screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S22 range, so you get a comparison of their sizes and sh

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Those of us without built-in ice makers in our fridges will know the struggle of balancing a full ice tray without spilling any water from the sink to the freezer. That is, if there's even any room in the freezer. While an ice machine might not be the first (or second, or third) appliance that comes to mind when furnishing a kitchen, one can be a handy addition to any countertop. No longer are th

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Gift shopping is almost always a stressful affair. Not only is it hard to think of presents that your loved ones will cherish, but it also makes a significant dent in your bank account. Now, you can go ahead and wait for Black Friday to come around to wait for deals, but you'll also be competing with millions of other people doing the same thing. To save you the trouble, here's a list of gift ide

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We love our bread , we love our butter, but most of all, we love our vino. Wines are almost always a no-fail gift , no matter the occasion, but many seem to be under the impression that they have to be expensive for them to count. This couldn't be more false, of course, as there are tons of inexpensive bottles that could blow pricey wines out of the water. Here are some available for an extra 15%

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It’s November, you’re shopping early to get ahead, and yet you’ve already been hit with some version of the low stock, backorder, or even out of stock alert. What gives? The short answer: supply chain shortages . The slightly longer answer is that COVID-19 related factory closures, limited shipping container availability, delays at shipping ports, and a smaller workforce of truck drivers have all

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Have lots of cat lovers in your life? We have some ideas for the purrfect gifts for them. All feline parents want the best for their furry friends. They love them so much that they'd probably be happier receiving presents meant for their cats than items they can use themselves. To help satisfy your cat-loving friends and family, here are 10 gift ideas available for an extra 15% discount in this e

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It’s cuffing season , ladies and gentlemen. That means deep connections are ready to be had. And you know what can intensify those connections even more? Sexual pleasure. Whether you’re jumping aboard the relationship train or you’re fighting the urge to settle down this season, these early Black Friday deals on sex toys should help you out. You can save on toys from Gvibe, Hot Octopuss, and more

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Keeping a clean house is a job that never ends. Having a great vacuum that can handle it all is absolutely essential (especially if you have pets ). After you've decluttered your drawers, reorganised your wardrobe, and wiped down months of outdoor water buildup from your windows, it's time to focus on vacuuming the rugs, carpets, cushions, and everywhere else dust and debris have been hiding. If

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Having problems logging into Gmail this morning? You're not alone. According to numerous reports from users on Twitter, Gmail hasn't been working very well in the past couple of hours, with some users having problems logging in, and others unable to send emails. Tweet may have been deleted Downdetector, a service that monitors popular web apps and services for issues, saw a massive influx of repo

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Every fitness journey has to start somewhere. It’s not easy. In fact, getting to a shape and weight that makes you happy can be a battle – one full of disappointment, pain, and misery. But it can be done. What it takes is focus and a helping hand – which could mean some tech-based assistance. There are plenty of products on the market that can also make your journey a little easier. Everything fr

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Update 11:00 GMT: Google says it has now fixed all the known issues. "The problem with Gmail has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support," the company wrote. Update: 09:30 GMT: Google has confirmed it is looking into problems with Gmail and some of its other services. "We are currently investigating an issue affecting user access to

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Genuine question: Is Taylor Swift completely unfamiliar with Grimace, the purple McDonalds' mascot who has been a staple of the restaurant chain's marketing since 1971? Swift appeared on The Tonight Show to promote her latest re-recorded album Red (Taylor's Version) , ahead of her fifth turn as musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend. But she was not content with merely ethering her ex

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US President Joe Biden has signed into law the Secure Equipment Act that blocks companies like Huawei and ZTE from receiving network licenses. The new rules mean the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) can no longer consider any applications for network equipment that may pose a national security threat, Reuters has reported. With the measure, the FCC can no longer issue or review licenses to

So what do have for our weekly list of Indian offerings on the various streaming platforms? It is going to be a true mixed bag. For, we have fare from every possible genre. We have a horror comedy from Tamil in the form of Aranmanai 3 . There is a Telugu fun drama series, and that would be 3 Roses . Squad is a Hindi action and emotion tale. Comedy and satire quotient will be upped by the Malayala

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After the PUBG mobile ban in India, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) came as a ray of hope for many committed players. However, a day after the launch of PUBG: New State, players are reporting a major issue whereby Android devices are bricking. While the fans got a chance to use their old accounts on Krafton's second instalment of the PUBG game, the launch itself was delayed by two hours due to

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Instagram was clearly trying to court TikTok users when it launched its short-form video format called Reels . Now, it has introduced two features already widely popular on TikTok, perhaps in hopes that they can convert those who've been hesitating to use Reels due to their absence. One of those tools is text-to-speech, which provides a robotic voiceover for videos. When a user types in text for

It’s agreed then: Christmas officially begins on November 12, when Home Sweet Home Alone lands on Disney Plus . The sixth film in the festive franchise should win over fans with a new take on the holiday classic. Read our guide below for how to watch Home Sweet Home Alone online with Disney Plus – currently only $1.99 for your first month . Disney Plus deals: see all today's best prices here Watc

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Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd exhibit a wildly unhealthy attachment style in the new comedy drama from Apple TV Plus . Based on the popular 2019 podcast from Wondery, which detailed the true story of a psychiatrist who inveigled his way into a patient’s life over three decades, this 8-part miniseries looks set to be a darkly compelling hoot. We’ll detail below how to watch The Shrink Next Door onlin

Sailing down the Amazon river in search of an ancient tree rumoured to have sacred, healing properties, Emily Blunt and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson join forces in Disney Plus ' latest movie drop. Finally leaving Disney Plus Premier Access for all subscribers to enjoy, now is the time to sign up with new members able to get one month of Disney Plus for just $1.99/£1.99 for a limited time. Disney Plu

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The world's biggest online shopping event was muted this year amid a crackdown on technology firms.

With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week. In an effort to make things easier, we've hand-picked the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms this weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV

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TL;DR: The CuriosityStream and KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription Bundle is on sale for £132.29 as of Nov. 12, saving you 60% on list price. Curiosity is something we’re born with. But as we get older, we get stuck in our ways and it begins to disappear from our skill set. Yes, skill set. Curiosity is an essential skill — or superpower — in any type of workplace, as it keeps our minds

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to PlayStation Plus is on sale for £66.50 as of Nov. 12, using the code USEPLAYSTATION at the checkout. As a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you'll be connected to a new online community of gamers. You can swap tips on how to bea