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500+Gizmodo / 3h
Once dubbed “one of right-to-repair’s most powerful villains,” Apple made the surprising announcement on Wednesday that it will begin accommodating DIY repairs by selling customers the parts and tools they need to repair their iPhones and Macs at home. Read more...

Goldman Sachs Place•
500+TechCrunch / 7h
Many real estate technology companies are developing technology that is in competition with, or could potentially replace, real estate agents. One startup that aims to help agents succeed and flourish with its technology and “bundled business services,” Place , has raised $100 million in a Series A round at a valuation north of $1 billion. Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s growth equity business l

64How-To Geek / 4h
The great big feast is right around the corner, which means planning and preparation are in full swing. Here’s how to serve a holiday meal that’s delicious and won’t send your whole family to the hospital. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Lifehacker / 3min
The official-unofficial kick-off of the holiday season, aka the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade , is returning in full force this year. After 2020’s crowd-less experience, thousands of parade-goers are expected to line the streets of Manhattan on Thursday, Nov. 25, while millions more will tune in from across the… Read more...

American Airlines is looking to fast track business travelers to elite status. There’s no registration required, all you need to do is book your tickets including your AAdvantage number and either a Business ExtrAA (small business program) account number or corporate travel program identifier. Continue reading ...

Vietnam Airlines is about to add a major new pin to its route map: San Francisco (SFO), its first scheduled destination in the United States. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! Service begins on Nov. 28 with a departure from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), and a return flight departing San Francisco on Nov. 29. Flights will be operated using the Boei

Gaming laptops are expensive, which is why Black Friday is such a magical time. And right now, you can pick up an HP Omen 17t packed with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and an Intel Core i7-11800H for a pretty sweet price. On HP's website, you can get this laptop for just $1,549. That is about $150 less than the list price of $1,699, but with computing prices as high as they are this year and with ho

Gizmodo / 14min
I don’t have to seem more than the two-and-a-half-minute trailer for Don’t Look Up to feel confident in saying that it will almost surely be the best climate film made to date. Read more...

How-To Geek / 19min
Microsoft has just announced a new Windows 11 Insider Preview build for the Dev channel. Version 22504 is not the most exciting update, but it does bring a keyboard shortcut to the new taskbar mute button. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mashable / 20min
The most recognizable Capitol rioter has just received one of the longest sentences related to the events of Jan. 6. Jacob Chansley, better known as the " QAnon Shaman ," was sentenced for 41 months in prison on Wednesday, the Washington Post reports. Chansley pleaded guilty earlier this year to "one count of obstruction of an official proceeding." On Jan. 6, 2021, Chansley along with thousands o

Mashable / 20min
John Cho, Daniella Pineda and Mustafa Shakir cook up an alternative plot for their new Netflix series, C owboy Bebop.

Gizmodo / 20min
It’s standard procedure for comic book heroes and villains to come back from the dead . But sometimes they come back but stay dead, and that’s the case in DC Comics ’ new series Task Force Z . io9 has your exclusive preview today. Read more...

TechCrunch / 21min
Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’ve got lots of them. We’re just starting to roll out this year’s gift guides, so check back from now until the end of December for more! For this year’s STEM toy gift guide we’ve split out our recommendations by age for easier navigation. The 20+ gift ideas (below) run the gamut from train sets controlled by colorful b

SlashGear / 26min
The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid is making a grand entrance at this year’s LA Auto Show. The newest Sportage Hybrid is the latest variant of the all-new, fifth-gen Sportage introduced a while back, and it’s packing a similar hybrid powertrain as its Tucson Hybrid cousin. However, the Sportage Hybrid has a couple of tricks up its sleeve to deliver a … Continue reading

400+The Points Guy / 37min
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new card offers and information. Credit card welcome offers and sign-up bonuses are the fastest way to increase your points and miles stash. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a massive bonus post to your loyalty account. From there, you can start dreaming about how you can explore the world with your travel rewards. If

Wired / 38min
GoPros, Garmin fitness trackers, and REI Co-op jackets are all on sale right now so you can spend Thanksgiving doing the turkey trot.

Lifehacker / 39min
Is it time to let go of your iPhone or iPad? Are you upgrading to a newer, better model, or passing it on to a family member? Maybe it just has to go in for repair. Before you do any of that, you’ll first want to completely wipe your iPhone or iPad to securely remove your personal data, Apple ID, and Activation Lock… Read more...

How-To Geek / 41min
If you want to visually display data that changes over time, a line chart is ideal. With just a few clicks, you can create a line graph in Google Sheets and then customize it to your liking. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Moto Watch 100 Wear•
How-To Geek / 41min
We expected the Android smartwatch market to explode with compelling new devices after Google and Samsung launched Wear OS 3. But the opposite has come true, mainly because Wear OS 3 doesn’t work on non-Samsung wearables yet. Needless to say, it’s a weird time for Motorola to launch a new smartwatch, especially one that runs a proprietary “Moto OS.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

500+Futurism / 50min
Carbon Cold Traps Researchers have discovered that the Moon might have frozen pockets of carbon dioxide — and say they could be used to create lunar greenhouses. A team of scientists identified the CO2 “cold traps” in a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letter. This is a phenomenon that occurs when gasses like carbon dioxide collect and remain in pockets due to frigid temperatur

Futurism / 50min
The best eReaders help you stay informed and entertained at home or on the go without cluttering up your living space, backpack, or luggage. They also can make the best tech gifts . But before you choose a product for this year’s reading goals, it’s important to understand just why you’d want one of these devices rather than simply using your tablet to download the latest book. The biggest draw o

DAO Buy Constitution•
A group called ConstitutionDAO is crowd-funding an auction bid, but there are concerns.

Gizmodo / 50min
Jacob Chansley, the “QAnon shaman ” who became one of the leading faces of the January 6 Capitol Hill Riots , was sentenced to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, and disorderly conduct in a restricted building, according to The Daily Beast. Read more...

Our 35 Innovators Under 35 competition for 2022 is now open for nominations. You can nominate great candidates from now until 10 p.m. EST on January 24, 2022. We’ve been publishing a list of young innovators for more than two decades now . The list always includes fascinating stories of young people working to employ technology to make the world a better place, but beyond that it’s a way for us t

All of the major credit card issuers have different rules when it comes to applying for their cards. Furthermore, these rules are constantly changing, as banks try to optimize their strategy as to what kind of card members they’re looking for. With issuers coming up with more and more rules nowadays for being approved for cards, I wanted to provide an updated rundown of the rules from each of the

SlashGear / 55min
An update to the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro delivered on November 17, 2021 aimed to fix the apparent fingerprint sensor issue that’s bugged some users over the past few weeks. Per a Verizon release about this software update, “The current software update improves the performance of your device’s fingerprint sensor.” This release includes an Android Security … Continue reading

Mashable / 56min
SAVE $102: As of Nov. 17, the Samsung HW-S50A Soundbar is only $147.99 — that’s $102 off its usual price. Grab one for a truly cinematic experience when you watch movies at home. Want to take your home theater's audio up a notch? The Samsung HW-S50A Soundbar (with Dolby Atmos) is a great option. As of Nov. 17, it's just $147.99 at Amazon. This 30-inch soundbar has a simple design and is Bluetooth

Mashable / 56min
Not every cold open on The Office was meticulously planned. We knew that Jim popping Dwight's exercise ball at the start of the Season 2 episode, "Performance Review," was accidental. But on the 100th (!!!) episode of the Office Ladies podcast , former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey revealed that the memorably goofy cold open from the Season 5 episode, "Heavy Competition," was the produ Staples Center•
Mashable / 56min
Staples Center is being renamed Arena in massive name change deal allegedly costing $700 million.

Mashable / 56min
"If you’re seeing this then it’s meant for you" is a typical caption on TarotTok, a corner of the internet that has manifested more than 14.7 billion views on the app. Many of the videos found on this side of TikTok emphasize the idea that this content — typically a reading — is meant to find you, eschewing algorithmic design for destiny. It's on your For You Page, after all. The creative formula

I am wholly and unwaveringly a December Christmas decorator. (Before kids, sometimes it was mid-month before I decked any halls.) No ornament leaves its box, no sprig of holly tickles the mantel, no tree makes its way through the front door until Thanksgiving has passed. I’m generally not down with seasonal rushing;… Read more...

Samsung has now gone live with its Black Friday sale, offering a host of big savings on smartwatches, headphones, handsets and more. But, for anyone after a new smartphone, it's a collection of discounts on the S21 series which are most interesting. Samsung has heavily discounted all three Samsung Galaxy S21 devices, including multiple storage sizes on the regular model, Plus and Ultra devices. W

Hydrogen is at the center of many industrial processes and potentially part of major future energy ecosystems, but the process of isolating and storing it is wasteful and expensive. DiviGas , armed with a $3.6M seed round, hopes to clean up the hydrogen production industry with a new tech that leapfrogs existing methods, potentially supercharging this piece of the new green economy. While hydroge

How a “financial flash mob” is trying to raise $20 million for a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution.

Qatar Airways JetBlue•
JetBlue and Qatar Airways are expanding their existing relationship to include new loyalty benefits. On Wednesday, the two carriers announced that members of each airline’s frequent flyer program can earn miles from flights on either airline, effective immediately. This news comes on the heels of an expanded codeshare agreement between JetBlue and Qatar, which was unveiled back in April 2021 . Ge

Hyundai Seven SUV Ioniq•
Hyundai announced Wednesday at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show a new all-electric SUV concept vehicle that features everything from lounge seating to what Hyundai calls a “hygienic” interior, an appropriate feature as we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Concept vehicles are exactly what they sound like — exercises in creativity and technology that can point to some possible future ve

JJ Abrams Spotify BR•
Engadget / 1h
Spotify's growing podcast ambitions now include a pact with a big studio before it truly gets started. The streaming music service has struck a multi-year deal that gives it "first look" access to podcasts from J.J. Abrams' new Bad Robot Audio unit. The move lets Spotify snap up exclusives from Bad Robot's planned mix of fiction and non-fiction shows. Bad Robot Audio hasn't yet detailed its relea

2023 Fisker Ocean SUV•
Mashable / 1h
Fisker has teased its Ocean electric SUV for years , but on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the public finally got a good look at the vehicle. The company had revealed pre-production prototypes previously with a solar roof, recycled plastics, and “California mode” windows, but for the first time we saw what the car’s final design will look like. It’s supposed to start production next Nove

Mashable / 1h
Save $301: Looking for a premium lightweight laptop? The Acer Swift 5 is on sale for just $999 at Amazon, the lowest price we've seen it hit at the online retailer. That's a 23% savings off its $1,300 list price. Ideally, laptops should be easily portable — otherwise, you'd spring for a desktop computer. Ideally, they have a good enough processor to power you through everyday tasks (and maybe eve

Gizmodo / 1h
The 14 books that comprise Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time fantasy series were released over 23 years. Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming TV adaptation can’t possibly last half that long, but if the show is successful, it’s still going to be a massive time investment for every actor on board. When io9 asked star Daniel… Read more...

Enlarge / The Moto Watch 100. (credit: eBuyNow) The decrepit remains of Motorola's brand are still floating around out there. Motorola was fragmented across the tech landscape after the sale to Google, with Google (and now Lenovo) picking up the smartphone business, " Motorola Solutions " being spun off to handle the radio business for first-responders, Arris buying the modem division, and VTech

Microsoft Xbox Series One•
Engadget / 1h
Following a limited test in September, Microsoft has begun rolling out cloud gaming support to additional Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles. While the feature is still in beta, it’s now available to select Xbox console owners in 25 markets . Over the coming weeks, the company plans to scale the service to all Xbox systems in those regions. As before, you’ll need a Game Pass Ultimate subscript

Fisker Ocean Electric SUV•
SlashGear / 1h
Fisker has revealed its “production intent” Ocean all-electric SUV, bringing the sub-$40k EV to the LA Auto Show 2021 after several years of promises. The base 2023 Ocean Sport will have more than 250 miles of range, the automaker says, ramping up to more than 350 miles in the Ocean Extreme trim, though production isn’t expected to kick off for … Continue reading

Instagram’s standalone messaging app Threads is shutting down. The app will no longer be supported by the end of December 2021, the company confirmed to TechCrunch after reports began circulating via social media of its impending closure. Instagram is planning to alert its existing Threads users with an in-app notice beginning on November 23, which will direct them to return to Instagram to messa

Practice ignition , an Australia-based client engagement and commerce platform for professional service businesses, has raised $50 million (65 million AUD) in a Series C round to accelerate its growth and expand globally. It brings the startup’s total raised to $75 million, said Guy Pearson, CEO and founder of Practice Ignition. The fresh funding was led by JMI Equity , marking JMI’s first invest

Carnival Cruise Tampa•
Carnival Cruise Line has named Shaquille O’Neal’s mother, Dr. Lucille O’Neal, godmother of the newest vessel in its Sunshine Class. Dr. O’Neal, who is an author, public speaker and philanthropist, dedicates much of her time to charitable organizations. In addition to her positions as a board member of the Orlando Ovarian Center Alliance and president of Mothers of Professional Basketball Players

The holidays are largely about enjoying many of your favorite foods—it’s not really a holiday meal unless your plate is overloaded with an entire constellation of colors and textures. However, if you are hosting a small Thanksgiving, the total volume of food, prepared in their usual proportions, can become… Read more...

Apple Repair iPhone SSR•
72Wired / 1h
In an unexpected right to repair win, the company will make manuals and tools publicly available for a number of its most popular devices.

When you open an application on Windows 11, it opens with standard permissions by default. If you find yourself constantly opening an app as an admin, you can skip those extra steps by making it always open with admin rights. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

While the official Amazon Black Friday deals event is still nearly a week away, the retailer is giving us a sneak peek with record-low prices on its best-selling devices. Black Friday deals on Amazon devices are always hot-sellers, and we're rounding up today's best bargains below, including the Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, Kindle Paperwhite, and a slew of cheap TVs. See more of today's best Black Fr

2023 Fisker Ocean SUV•
Foxconn’s fingerprints are all over one of the central details in the upcoming all-electric Fisker Ocean SUV. The company unveiled the production-intent version of the Fisker Ocean SUV on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The electric vehicle — Fisker’s first — will have a distinctive 17.1-inch central screen made by Foxconn that can rotate from portrait mode to landscape, which the automak

With its 15.6-inch 1080p display, 5MP camera, and exclusive home-management features, the Echo Show 15 looks like the ultimate smart display for Alexa users. And nearly two months after its debut, the Echo Show 15 is finally available for pre-order. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Before we get to the metaverse, we need to talk about the past decade of tech ideas.

Microsoft Media 11•
Engadget / 1h
Microsoft has built a new media playback app for Windows 11 to supplant both Windows Media Player, which hasn't really changed since 2009, and the Groove Music app. Windows Insiders can start testing the creatively named Media Player for Windows 11 now. The app is designed for both music and video playback. If you've been clinging onto the Groove Music app to manage your library of tracks, even a

100+Futurism / 1h
Good news! You’re not going to die if you eat the stickers that come on your grocery store fruits and veggies! This revelation comes from the New York Times ‘ Ask Well column , in which people bring their burning nutrition questions to the paper’s food writers. And in spite of sharing a masthead with the Times ‘ Editorial Board , they really seem to hit the nail on the head here. “I keep finding

Futurism / 1h
Every gamer’s been there: You’re at the last fifth of your health bar, the other team is down to one unit, you have a perfect game winning headshot in your sights… Then the stutter—you’ve got lag—suddenly it’s you in the sights and the game’s over. One of the most frustrating situations in online gaming is a laggy connection. In a first-person shooter or survival game a split-second delay can get

Russia Earth Satellite•
300+Futurism / 1h
The international space community was in shock when Russia tested an anti-satellite missile, blowing up a decommissioned Russian satellite into over 1,5000 trackable pieces of space junk. The reckless move immediately forced astronauts on board the International Space Station to hunker down — having bits of satellites whipping around the Earth at over 17,000 mph is terrifying when you’re stranded

Game & Watch Zelda•
Gizmodo / 1h
My biggest takeaway from last year’s Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. was that Nintendo could have, and should have, included more games. It was a complaint the company has more or less addressed with the new Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda , resulting in a better handheld for casual play. It’s arguably a must-have… Read more...

Tesla is revising the pricing structure of its per-minute charging services across the Supercharger Network. Prices for charging by the minute are now split across four tiers that will cost more for drivers with faster charging vehicles. The previous per-minute pricing model was split into two tiers, one for chargers at or below 60 kW and another for those charging at 61 kW and higher. Now, the r

Mashable / 1h
Save $170: As of Nov. 17, the KitchenAid Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine and Automatic Milk Frother is on sale for $279.99 at Best Buy. That's about 38% off its MSRP of $449.99. KitchenAid is quite the established name in the world of Black Friday kitchen deals . And Best Buy has dropped a stellar deal on a coffee gadget that's on par with those stand mixer deals we're always talking about. Kitch

Enlarge / In Archos' depiction, the transmitter panel on the right is sending power to the air-quality monitor on the counter. I've never been impressed by wireless charging devices. Sure, you no longer need to plug a wire into your smartphone, mouse, et cetera, but you still need to place it on a charging pad to charge it. And placing it on a pad doesn't save that much time over plugging a cable

LinkedIn has been a bit slow to hop on the dark mode train, but it’s finally begun rolling out a more eye-pleasing theme. The feature comes to both LinkedIn’s desktop website, as well as its iPhone and Android apps; so if you’re job-hunting late at night—or scrolling to see what the latest business influencers are up… Read more...

TIDAL Free Tier HiFi•
SlashGear / 2h
Today, TIDAL announced some significant changes to its subscription tiers and the way it will pay artists. First, TIDAL is introducing a free streaming tier, marking the first time the service will be accessible without a monthly subscription. On the other hand, TIDAL’s new payment methods will allow subscribers to have some influence over where at least a portion of … Continue reading

Openreach Full Fibre•
Openreach has now connected six million homes and businesses to its full fibre network, a milestone which means it has achieved a quarter of its national rollout target with five years to go. The Openreach network is the largest in the UK and is used not just by parent company BT to deliver its services, but also by other broadband providers including Sky, TalkTalk, and Vodafone, and by mobile op

Spotify New Podcast•
Just a few months after launching support for podcast subscriptions to U.S. creators, Spotify today is making the service available to creators in global markets. The company says the service, which allows creators to mark episodes as “subscriber-only” content, will now become available in 33 new markets worldwide. When podcast subscriptions publicly launched in the U.S., Spotify had introduced a

Gizmodo / 2h
Everybody loves a Christmas horror movie —and there are more than enough to fill up every night of December . For this list, we’re celebrating 11 of our all-time favorite holiday monsters as featured in some of those bone-chilling Yuletide classics: killer toys, killer treats, killer trees, monsters, and jolly demons… Read more...

The CDC director brought up a math equation in a press conference recently, one that a lot of parents have been doing in our heads ever since vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds first became available : No matter your age, if you want to be fully vaccinated for Christmas, Sat., Nov. 20 is your last chance to start a Pfizer… Read more...

Over the past few years, Hisense has been a pioneer in offering fantastic 4K TV s at aggressively competitive prices. That looks to be no different with the recently launched Hisense U6GR ULED TV, available now to buy in the US. The catch is that not everyone will be able to buy Hisense's latest TV. It's currently only available for purchase at Costco , meaning that you'll need to be a Costco mem

No need to wait until next week: one of the best Black Friday laptop deals is available to buy right now. A brand new offer on the Dell XPS 13 has just launched as part of the manufacturer's Black Friday sneak peek sale. In it, you can get a Dell XPS 13 for $649.99 - that's a saving of $300 off the usual price and gets you a high-performance laptop with a slick 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display, Int

Engadget / 2h
Nissan is finally ready to offer pricing and other tangible details for its electric Ariya crossover . The automaker has started taking reservations for the Ariya beginning at $45,950 for the Venture+ model. That's more than the $40,000 ballpark from before, but still brings the price down to $38,450 with a federal tax credit. The Venture+ may be the best model for long drives, too. You'll have o

Password 2021 #Passwords•
68Gizmodo / 2h
After a year filled with massive hacks and lord-knows how many exploits, you’d think we would all learn to be a bit—just a bit!—more cyber-savvy as 2021 comes to a close. But if this year’s list of the 200 most popular passwords is any indication, we’re just as dumb as we’ve ever been. Perhaps even dumber. Read more...

Tanay Jaipuria Contributor Tanay Jaipuria is a product manager and angel investor who writes a weekly newsletter on business and technology. Every marketplace or platform startup has to decide how much they should charge for transactions on their platform, known as the “take rate.” While there is no formula set in stone, I’ve analyzed the take rates of over 25 private and public marketplaces belo

SlashGear / 2h
Today we’re taking a peek at how Xbox Cloud Gaming works on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. This gaming system was rolling around in beta mode for a while in 2021 and formally launched in the month of November, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. It’s made for playing games in … Continue reading

Turning Red Trailer Mei•
Mashable / 2h
Being a 13 year-old girl is hard enough without worrying about transforming into a giant red panda. Unfortunately for Mei (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), her ancestors' mystical connection to red pandas means that she turns into one whenever her emotions get too strong. In Pixar's upcoming film Turning Red , she'll have to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence while keeping her big furry secret u

Apple Repair iPhone SSR•
Users with the know-how will be able to order and replace iPhone screens and parts.

Iran Hackers Targeting US•
The U.S. government, along with counterparts in Australia and the U.K, have warned that Iranian state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. organizations in critical infrastructure sectors — in some cases with ransomware . The rare warning linking Iran with ransomware landed in a joint advisory Wednesday, issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Inv

Overwolf A. Horowitz•
Overwolf , a platform that enables creators to build, share, and monetize items inside games, has raised a $75 million Series D funding round, led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). Previous investors including Griffin Gaming Partners, Insight Partners, Intel Capital, Liberty Technology Venture Capital, and Marker also participated. The funding will be pumped into Overwolf’s CurseForge Core, a soluti

Fieldin Midnight Robotics•
It was going to be a big couple of years for agricultural robotics well before COVID-19 was on our collective radar. Population growth and environmental concerns have been big drivers for those working to figure out how to feed people in the future. The pandemic, meanwhile, has only accelerated concerns, as many farmers have struggled to staff field-hand positions. Fieldin — which made its first

One of the most coveted perks of hotel elite status is the chance to enjoy room upgrades — particularly suites. However, actually getting these upgrades isn’t always easy. Unless you’re redeeming a confirmed upgrade certificate , you might need to do some sweet talking with the front desk or remind them of the hotel program’s rules to get the upgrade you’re entitled to when it’s available. But ev

heaveninawildflower : Illustrated front cover and illustrations of Geraniums taken from ‘Geraniums’ (1910) by R. Vincent, Jr. & Sons Co. White Marsh, Md. U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library.

Gizmodo / 2h
Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home certainly looks exciting , but it sounds like things were equally exciting on the other side of the camera, too—especially in terms of the movie’s casting, which may hold a clue to some of the surprise cameos that may be in the film. Read more...

One of the best parts of being a journalist is getting to pepper experts with whatever questions you have in mind, allowing you to learn lots, often quickly, about much. The downside to that upside is that you often wind up knowing just enough to be dangerous as a journalist, but not enough to not worry that you are making a modest ass of yourself on the internet. With that caveat in mind, let’s

Miramax Tarantino PF•
The director announced this month he was selling nonfungible tokens based on the screenplay for his 1994 movie. Miramax asserted in court documents it still has “broad rights” to the film.

Engadget / 2h
Most portable recorders come with an array of physical buttons, switches and toggles. It’s part of what makes them practical and charming to use. But with its new Portacapture X8, Tascam wants to make the case for a touchscreen interface. The X8 isn’t the first portable recorder to go down the smartphone route. Zoom’s H8 has a touchscreen display too, but it’s smaller and the interface isn’t as m

United Airlines and Chase issue several co-branded credit cards , and in this post wanted to take a closer look at the United Club℠ Infinite Card , which is the most premium personal card issued with this partnership. United Club Infinite Card Basics For November 2021 The United Club Infinite Card provides lounge access, some incredible perks, and a huge welcome bonus. If you’re a United frequent

Notifications are a big reason why people use smartphones, so you should make sure they work well. You can customize the notification sound for all notifications, but what about for individual apps? We’ll show you how it works for Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Capital One Venture•
Capital One Venture X is the new premium version of its signature Venture product about to launch. And I'm sort of amazed at how much they're including at the price point. For travel rewards fans this is going to be a strong card to consider - and it hits high marks for all of the reasons you may want to get and use a card - a (very) big initial bonus, strong earning for your spend, and great ben

When the latest generation of MacBook Pro was revealed several weeks ago, I found myself caught up in the subsequent excitement despite being a lifelong Windows user. Its announcement was masterfully done, with people scrambling to preorder minutes after the stream had finished. Had I a substantial stack of cash to my name I might have also joined in, but it wasn’t just the hefty asking price tha

Should you buy a cheap TV deal at Asda? Anyone in the UK after a budget screen – especially during Black Friday – may well be thinking it's best to head to the cheapest retailers to find a truly bargain-bucket deal. While the very cheapest screens may well lie at Asda, though, we'd probably recommend thinking carefully about that strategy. You see, notable discounts tend to be around 10-20% off t

Zoom conferences. E-learning. Streaming. Gaming. Online work. If nothing else, COVID-19 has underscored the crucial role that technology plays in our lives. It's a cornerstone of how we work and connect with colleagues, a foundation for entertainment, and a lifeline to our loved ones. The recently-released Nokia T20 tablet was designed with all that in mind. As the first in the brand new T-series

Black Friday isn't just about bargains on giant TVs or picking up a pricey bottle of whiskey for less. VPN services have joined in on the shopping hysteria for the last few years and one of our favorite providers to recommend just entered the fray in the Black Friday VPN deals war. Surfshark was already impeccably priced, offering affordability without scrimping on quality. With the introduction

Cloudflare Developers•
Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare has announced a new mechanism for developers to turn static sites into fully dynamic applications, simplifying the process of building full stack applications. Dubbed Cloudflare Workers, the functionality extends Cloudflare Pages , which enables frontend developers to build sites using the Jamstack framework, into a full stack platform. Although Cloudfla

Halo Infinite Battle Pass•
Halo Infinite Season 1 has kicked off early as Microsoft surprisingly released the game's free-to-play multiplayer mode early to celebrate Halo: Combat Evolved and Xbox's 20th anniversary . While Halo Infinite's multiplayer is technically still in beta, all of the progress you make in the run-up to the game's official release on December 8, 2021, will carry over. That means any Battle Pass reward

Basingstoke Cellnex•
Cellnex UK has been awarded a ten-year contract to build a Private 5G network in Basingstoke, supporting the local business community and creating a ‘living lab’ to test next-generation mobile applications. A private 5G network is one that provides dedicated access to a specific customer, using either licensed, unlicensed, or shared spectrum, with no resources shared by any third party. By pursui

Argos is here to help your home cinema gets the upgrade it needs thanks to early Black Friday deals on Samsung QLED TVs and soundbars. Not only is Argos giving offering its lowest ever prices on Samsung TVs but on select TVs, you can purchase a select Samsung soundbar for half-price. One of these bundles will save you £300 on a 65-Inch Neo QLED and sound system – that's on top of the £200 saving

Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo•
If you're a fan of both instant cameras and classic film cameras, Fujifilm may have just made your dream snapping companion – it's combined the two things in the charming Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo, a new film-digital hybrid. The Instax Mini Evo is the latest in its line of hybrid instant cameras, which combine the appeal of producing instant physical snaps with the versatility and convenience of d

Amazon Echo 15 Available•
The Echo Show 15 , which is Amazon's largest smart display to date, is now available to pre-order and will ship on December 9. The device, which can be wall-mounted or placed on a counter (providing you purchase an additional stand), was first unveiled at the brand’s hardware event in September this year and is priced at $249 / £239.99 / AU$399. The additional stand is priced at $29.99 / £29.99 /

Squid Game Netflix Hours•
Netflix has unveiled a new top 10 portal for showing off the viewership stats for its biggest shows – finally following through on its slow, steady journey towards transparency around its numbers. is a whole new website for tracking the top 10 shows or films on the Netflix platform, showing off the total hours viewed, as well as the number of weeks a title was in the top 10. You

Ransomware Hitachi ID•
A new survey suggests organizations must prepare for cyberattacks from all angles, as it finds that ransomware operators have approached employees from nearly half (48%) of surveyed businesses. Conducted by identity and access management ( IAM ) firm Hitachi ID, the survey found a rise in remote and hybrid work environments has made businesses more prone to internal attacks. Unsurprisingly, of th

Apple Repair iPhone SSR•
It’s about to get a little bit easier to repair an iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 , as Apple will soon let you do it yourself. The company has announced that it’s launching Self Service Repair, which allows users to access manuals and parts for iPhone repairs. You’ll be able to order the parts from an Apple Self Service Repair online store, with over 200 parts and tools set to be offered initially. These

Theranos Holmes Grossman•
Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) We've noticed a recurring theme in the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes: most of Theranos’ investors didn’t do their homework before writing a check. But yesterday, the jury heard from one who most definitely did. Brian Gro

US Russia Space ISS•
200+Futurism / 2h
Talk about a wakeup call. Just a day after it was revealed that the International Space Station (ISS) astronauts had to shelter for their lives in escape vehicles after Russia blew up one of its own satellites , a recording of that dramatic event — spotted by The Daily Mail — was released. In it, you can hear mission control wake up ISS flight engineer Mark Vande Hei and tell him that the crew ne

Apple Google ICO UK•
The UK’s data protection watchdog has written to Apple and Google seeking details of how they assess apps to determine the age ratings they apply following concerns raised by an online child safety charity. The move follows the coming into force of the UK’s Age Appropriate Design Code this September — which puts requirements on digital services that are likely to be accessed by children to priori

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In need of a Black Friday kitchen upgrade? We rounded up the best blender and juicer deals from Breville as of Nov. 17 , and these are our top picks: OUR TOP PICK: Breville BJB615SHY the 3X Bluicer Blender and Juicer , make juices, smoothies, frozen cocktails, and more — $239.95 $299.95 (save $60) BEST FOR JUICE FANATICS: Breville BJB815BSS 3X Bluicer Pro Blender and Juicer , an advanced version

tGoM US Biden Gulf•
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Addressing world leaders at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow earlier this month, President Joe Biden declared this to be a “decisive decade in which we have an opportunity to prove ourselves” on climate. Less than a week after the end of that UN meeting , the Biden administration will hold the largest… Read more...

Russia US Space ISS•
Image showing the Russian Cosmos 1408 satellite before impact on Monday morning. [credit: Slingshot Aerospace ] Although it will likely require weeks of careful observations before scientists have enough tracking data to fully map the debris cloud from the destruction of the Cosmos 1408 satellite, the early returns are distressing. An array of government entities and private companies, as well as

Isolation iOS December•
Engadget / 3h
One of the most memorable survival horror games of recent years is coming to smartphones and tablets. Feral Interactive will bring Alien: Isolation to iOS and Android on December 16th. Feral, which also handled the Nintendo Switch port of the 2014 game, claims it has replicated the "stunning AAA visuals, arresting narrative and terrifying atmosphere of Creative Assembly’s award-winning sci-fi mas

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are lauded for their many features, but one common criticism for both devices surrounds the fingerprint scanner. This year, Google opted for an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is awesome in theory—it allows for an edge-to-edge display, without worrying about taking up any screen real… Read more...

Microsoft is always trying new stuff with its Edge browser, and its latest move is rather interesting. Rather than going through a retailer, Edge will offer a buy now, pay later (BNPL) option on the browser level. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

We never expected this to happen. Apple just announced Self Service Repair, a program that provides repair instructions, official parts, and diagnostic software to customers who want to fix their iPhone, Mac, or iPad at home. Self Service Repair will open in January of 2022 with an initial focus on basic iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 repairs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 3h
The trade organization once central to Big Tech’s intensive lobbying efforts appears to be slowly fading into the background as companies increasingly opt for a go-it-alone approach. That decline escalated this week with a new report from Axios revealing Microsoft and Uber, among two of the group’s largest members,… Read more...

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As much as the new Cowboy Bebop takes notes from the original show in terms of its story beats, John Cho, Daniella Pineda, and Mustafa Shakir all bring a difference to their performances as Spike, Faye, and Jet that immediately sets them apart from their animated counterparts. io9 recently got the chance to speak with… Read more...

YouTube Dislike Removal•
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When YouTube announced it was removing the "dislike" count from all videos on its platform last week, not everyone was happy with the decision. One of those critics: YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim. Karim founded YouTube alongside Chad Hurley and Steve Chen in 2005. And even if you're not familiar with any of YouTube's three cofounders, you've probably seen a video of Karim. That's because Karim up

Amazon UK Visa Credit•
For years merchants have complained about transaction fees that eat into their revenue, but having Amazon take up the fight may ratchet up the pressure. The change will go into effect Jan. 19.

38Gizmodo / 3h
A scenario ripe for a zombie-horror movie has just happened. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday that vials labeled “smallpox”—an extremely deadly virus that was eradicated in the 1970s—were found at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania. Despite the scary find, officials say… Read more...

It’s official: the Windows 10 November 2021 update, codenamed 21H2, has arrived. And while it doesn’t bring very much in the way of new features, some people can still download it to your Windows 10 PC right now. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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SAVE $150.99: The Bissell SpinWave packs the power of your standard robot vacuum, but with the addition of a mop function. As an early Black Friday deal, you can get one at Amazon for $150.99 off the original price: just $249. Sometimes a once-over with a vacuum just isn't enough to really clean your home. Even a twice-over doesn't always do the trick. Every once in a while you have to break out

lollesblog : What a view! The blue-green waters of Lake Superior stretch out from the gray cliffs at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. Lake Superior is the largest, coldest and most pristine of the Great Lakes. It has the largest surface of any freshwater lake on earth and it is the third largest lake by volume. Storms, snow, fog, humidity, temperatures and wind generated from the la

Lynx Air Canada Calgary•
Canada may soon be getting yet another ultra low cost carrier. Lynx Air, a new Calgary-based ULCC Lynx Air will be a new Calgary-based ultra low cost carrier (ULCC), and should start flying in early 2022. The airline plans to take delivery of three Boeing 737 MAXs in early 2022, and has firm orders and lease agreements in place to acquire a total of 46 aircraft over the next seven years, to meet

More American workers quit their jobs in September 2021 than ever before , leading some academics to speculate that “boomerang employees” (a cute name for “rehires”) will soon be much more common. Boomeranging is nothing new, especially in high-turnover industries—and under the right circumstances, it’s beneficial for… Read more...

Machina Labs Stealth•
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Machina Labs today announced a $14 million Series A for its robotics and AI-based manufacturing. The round, led by Innovation Endeavors and featuring Congruent Ventures and Embark Ventures, brings the Los Angeles firm’s total funding to $16.3 million to date. The news also finds the company effectively coming out of stealth, following pilots with NASA and the United States Air Force. Government c

Waymo UPS Autonomous 8•
Waymo Via, the delivery division of Alphabet’s self-driving arm, is expanding its existing partnership with UPS to carry freight via autonomous Class 8 trucks. The six-week pilot, which kicked off last week and will continue until the end of the year to support the holiday season, takes place in Texas between Houston and Dallas-Forth Worth. Waymo is not sharing the specific number of trucks it wi Staples Center•
Engadget / 3h
Cryptocurrency will soon be inescapable in Los Angeles, at least for a while. AEG has signed a 20-year rights agreement that will rename LA's Staples Center to the Arena. Yes, the Clippers, Lakers, Kings and Sparks will all play in a building named after a crypto platform — more forward-thinking than office supplies, but still a bit strange in 2021. The deal will make the of

Enlarge Black Friday is inching closer, but today's Dealmaster has still scrounged up a number of worthwhile deals from around the web. Our latest roundup includes a new low on Bose's latest noise-canceling headphones; the best prices we've seen on 4K streaming sticks from Google, Amazon, and Roku; and good deals on Xbox Game Pass, Apple AirTags, Garmin fitness trackers, and Razer's Viper Ultimat

Keeping your data organized in your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets is important. One way of doing that is by alphabetizing your data, in either ascending or descending order. We’ll show you how to do this in both rows and columns. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It’s been a busy few years for American Express. Back in 2017, the issuer added new benefits to The Platinum Card® from American Express , and in early 2021, it launched a number of limited-time offers for still-home-bound travelers. But the biggest splash came just a few months ago, when Amex launched a dizzying array of new perks — followed by last month’s announcement of even more new benefits

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A growing number of scientists believe that a sort of “feel-good button” — a device that can be implanted into your brain and automatically trigger feelings of pleasure — could become reality in the surprisingly near term future. In fact, some research, largely stemming from clinical or medical experimentation, indicates that the controversial tech is already on its way here. And multiple experts

83Gizmodo / 3h
The current version of Windows Media Player has been around for more than a decade. So, after all these years, Microsoft is finally pushing out a new app designed to handle everyday media playback in Windows 11. Read more...

Cohere Google Cloud•
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Google Cloud announced a multiyear partnership with Cohere , an early-stage startup that is building a natural language processing platform to make it easier for developers to build natural language processing models into applications. The solution requires a fair amount of infrastructure resources to pull off, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is going to provide them under the terms of this deal.

AllTrails Raises Covid•
20TechCrunch / 3h
Following a COVID-driven boost, the popular AllTrails resource for hikers, bikers, climbers and anyone else who enjoys the outdoors, announced today it’s raised $150 million from the growth fund of global private equity firm Permira to further accelerate its business. Prior investor Spectrum Equity will continue to be the company’s largest shareholder, following this transaction. Like many compan

TIDAL Free Tier HiFi•
Engadget / 3h
Tidal is adding a free, ad-supported tier as it seeks to expand its user base. The option, which is only available in the US for now, includes access to Tidal's entire library of 80 million songs as well as playlists. The service noted on Twitter that it's introducing the free tier to "remain competitive" with its rivals, eight months after Square bought a majority stake in the company. Tidal say

Winter weather has a way of getting inside the house. Muddy boots and wet clothes can make a big mess inside, especially with extra items from guests, but you can organize your mudroom or create a drop zone for winter gear to keep your house both clean and dry. Read more...

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Pixar’s upcoming feature Turning Red from director Domee Shi tells the story of Mei, a 13-year-old girl who is at a chaotic point in her life the way most kids first entering puberty tend to be. But unlike her friends, whose biggest concerns are all rather ordinary, the changes Mei’s going through are much more… Read more...

Saints Row August 2022•
SlashGear / 4h
Earlier this year, we learned that the Saints Row franchise is making a comeback. When this new game, which is simply titled Saints Row, was revealed, it was given a release date of February 25th, 2022, which seemed ambitious when it was announced. As it turns out, it was a little ambitious – at least for the COVID-19 era – … Continue reading

Apple SSR Repair iPhone•
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This week Apple revealed they’d be releasing parts, tools, and manuals for future Apple devices for repairs. They’ll call this their Apple Self Service Repair program, and it’ll start with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. This move appears to change the way Apple approaches device hardware handling and repair, away from restricting repairs to those “authorized” to do so, allowing … Continue reading

Braze and UserTesting will begin to trade this morning, kicking off their lives as public companies. But while it would seem we could simply lump the two companies into a bucket and call the day a win for tech upstarts and their venture capital backers, we can’t. Why? Because the two companies had very different final pricing results. And that means we have questions. The Exchange explores startu

Apple has announced a new program called Self Service Repair, which will let iPhone 12 and 13 owners get genuine Apple parts, tools, and manuals so they can repair their own devices without taking them to Apple or another third-party repair place. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It has been a while since I’ve redeemed an IHG credit card free night certificate, though I just got a great value redeeming several of these, and wanted to share the details of that. Basics of the IHG free night certificate The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ) is a great hotel credit card that offers a variety of valuable benefits . One of the card’s primary perks is an anniversa

Boba Fett Fortnite•
SlashGear / 4h
The month of December will be monstrous for Fortnite gamers at all levels. Clues currently point toward a series of events that’ll blast us through some of the most major brands and characters from long-awaited franchise crossovers, like Naruto and Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett. We might also very well see the destruction of the map, with bombs, … Continue reading

Lak Ananth Contributor Lak Ananth is founding CEO and managing partner of the global venture capital firm Next47 and serves on the board of several companies that he has helped to grow beyond $1 billion valuations. Historically, the main actors in venture capital have been a specialized set of tech investors who themselves came from the technology industry. They understood it well because they we

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I swore I wasn’t going to mileage run (again) – but that was before I began feeling the pull to grab United’s valuable top-tier 1K status . There was no master plan to go for high-level elite status, it just happened. And much like the gravitational pull of the earth if you fly too close to its orbit, it sucked me in, and I decided to go for United’s 1K status before the clock hits Jan. 1, 2022.

The new Alitalia is handing out elite status to most anyone that wants it . Meanwhile Emirates is aggressively status matching anyone who reports living in Italy, in their Skywards account and to in their latest promotion. Continue reading ...

80Gizmodo / 4h
The woke mob has moved on from Aaron Rodgers to find something new to stuff into the “ cancel culture casket .” That something is poor, misunderstood fossil fuels. Read more...

Fort Ross Ventures FRV LF•
Seven-year-old venture firm Fort Ross Ventures just raised its fourth fund. The firm focuses on fintech, cloud technologies, AI/machine learning, business process automation services, edtech, foodtech and tech enabled businesses. The firm has also made a number of SaaS enterprise investments. To date, the firm has mostly invested in Israeli and U.S. companies, but that is about to change. Victor

Amazon Echo 15 Pre•
When it was announced back in late-September, Amazon mentioned an end of year release date for the Echo Show 15. Looks like the company will be hitting that window. Heck, you could even say it hit a holiday release, depending on which holidays you happen to celebrate. The massive wall-mounted smart screen is officially up for presale starting today, and is set to start shipping December 9. The pr

Instacart Shopper Safety•
On-demand grocery platform Instacart is rolling out new safety features for its delivery workers. The company has launched a new “Shopper Safety Alert” feature that will notify its delivery providers of local critical incidents. The feature leverages law enforcement, social media and local news to create automated alerts. Instacart delivery workers who are within the area of an incident will see

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 Wednesday episode when we niche down to a single topic, looking to expand our understanding of one particular technology trend or another. This week, we spoke about iBuying, a business operation that makes money through flipping homes. Our central qu

If you just bought a new iPhone, now is the time to grab some MagSafe accessories for it. You can get anything from chargers and portable batteries to car mounts and wallets that attach via MagSafe magnets. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Engadget / 4h
The need to electrify its lineup could have resulted in Mercedes tossing an EV powertrain in its S-Class. Instead, it made the correct decision to create an EV-specific vehicle, the EQS. With nearly all of the trappings of the S-Class, the EQS sets a new standard in luxury for the EV world. From the Hyperscreen to the comfortable and luxurious interior, the vehicle is almost exactly what the auto

Smoked turkey is one of the most delicious forms a turkey can take, but not everyone has a smoker (or even a grill). Thankfully, you don’t need one. You can make your very own smoked turkey right in your regular ol’ oven. Read more...

Microsoft Media 11•
Microsoft has announced that a new Media Player is coming to Windows 11 , which will replace Groove Music. According to Microsoft , the new Media Player app is slowly rolling out to Windows Insiders signed up to the Dev Channel, and is reminiscent of the old iconicWindows Media Player, while also modernising it thanks to the new Windows 11 Fluent Design theme. This was first shown off by accident

OnePlus 10 Pro China•
We're not going to name names, but certain tech companies have a habit of launching smartphones in China months ahead of a global launch - and rumors suggest the OnePlus 10 will follow suit, too. We recently heard that the OnePlus 10 Pro could land in January or February , but following on from this, big-name leaker Max Jambor tweeted an image of a timeline saying '10 Pro CN January/February' and

Memories Layers Snap Map•
Snapchat announced earlier this year that it would add Layers to Snap Map, making the social product more interactive. Today, the app is launching its first two layers: Memories and Explore. The Snap Map has been used to show people where their friends are currently located (if they opt-in to location sharing), interesting places to visit and which areas are most popular among Snapchatters. Memor

Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo•
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As much as our brains have grown to depend on the steady stream of likes from sharing photos on social media, there’s still something to be said for the immediate gratification of an instant camera spitting out a fridge-worthy snapshot. With Fujifilm’s new retro-themed Instax Mini Evo , you get the best of both worlds. Read more...

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New set photos from The Last of Us tease a familiar character from the games. Meanwhile, Netflix is teasing a new dark anthology series, The House . Plus, get a glimpse of The Flash ’s big crossover in action, and what’s to come on La Brea and Chucky . Spoilers get! Read more...

Apple Repair iPhone SSR•
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Wow. After years of doing everything it can to thwart people from repairing their gadgets themselves, Apple has reversed course and launched a self-service repair program for the first time. The program, which kicks off "early next year" in the U.S., will start with iPhone 12 and 13 devices, followed by Mac computers with M1 chips. In practice, the program will work as follows: First, a customer

STV Miaki Bangladesh•
SOSV, the venture capital firm known for its vertical-focused accelerators like HAX, is expanding its footprint to Bangladesh. SOSV’s Asia-focused accelerator called MOX, SBK Tech Ventures, an early-stage fund in Bangladesh, and Miaki, a Bangladesh-based digital services provider, are setting up the SM² accelerator to invest in seed-stage startups in the country. Bangladesh, with a nascent intern

With Windows 11, Microsoft realized that significant updates every six months are too frequent, so the company switched to annual updates. The company is officially switching to the same update schedule for Windows 10, so you won’t get underwhelming feature updates as often. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Delta Air Lines is out with a network expansion aimed at firming up its presence in New York and Minneapolis. The airline is adding three new routes from these hubs and will boost several existing frequencies over the coming weeks in a bid to entrench its position from increased competition. The network adjustments were first seen in Cirium schedules and later confirmed to TPG by the carrier. Wan

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Apple hyped a new FaceTime feature called SharePlay earlier this year, but then then notable excluded it from the official launches of iOS 15 , iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey . But now SharePlay has appeared in the latest updates to Apple’s software—in iOS 15.1 and as part of the latest macOS Monterey beta, so before too… Read more...

Password 2021 #Passwords•
Enlarge / Take one daily to keep Evil Hackerman away! (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images ) Information security and privacy suffer from the same phenomenon we see in fighting COVID-19: " I've done my own research " syndrome. Many security and privacy practices are things learned second- or third-hand, based on ancient tomes or stuff we've seen on TV—or they are the result of learning the wrong

Pokémon Diamond Pearl•
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Enlarge / Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl come with big visual upgrades over the 2007 Nintendo DS originals, but as remakes go they don't deviate much from the source material. (credit: Nintendo) Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield may have disappointed some of the series' most devoted fans with their truncated Pokédexes, but that doesn't seem to have hurt them

Apple Repair iPhone SSR•
Engadget / 5h
Apple just became much friendlier to do-it-yourself repairs. The company is launching a Self Service Repair program that will let you repair products yourself using official Apple parts and tools. The option will be available in the US in early 2022 (later that year for other countries) and will initially give the resources to fix an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 (you're looking at iFixit's iPhone 13 Pr

AMD is beginning to make waves in the high-performance computing (HPC) market at the expense of rival chip manufacturer Intel, new figures show. In the latest edition of the Top 500 list, which ranks the world’s most powerful supercomputers on a bi-annual basis, AMD powers 73 systems in total (an increase of more than 3x year-on-year). AMD EPYC server chips are also now found in four of the top t

IoT EV Charging Station•
Mashable / 5h
The freshly signed infrastructure bill , one part of the Biden Administration's Build Back Better agenda, includes $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging. While that sounds like a lot at first glance, it’s barely enough to get to Biden’s goal of 500,000 new charging stations nationwide by 2030 . But it’s a solid start. As Genevieve Cullen, president of the World Electric Drive Transportation

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With rides slowly picking up , Uber is launching a new monthly membership plan. Uber One is the ride-hailing company’s newest membership program that combines offers for rides and food delivery. For $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year the subscription gets you discounts on all your rides, restaurant orders, and grocery deliveries anywhere throughout the U.S. It’s available through the Uber app sta

Activision Blizzard Kotick•
After a newspaper report levels fresh allegations, employees call for Bobby Kotick to step down.

Plastics are bad, m’kay, and a lot of the world is pretty god-awful at reducing, re-using and recycling. Single-use plastics are among the worst environmental evils out there, and Zume is leaping to the rescue. The company is working to create a sustainable, viable and economic alternative to a lot of the plastics we currently use. This also marks an acceleration of Zume, finding product-market f

OBS Streamlabs Lightstream•
Engadget / 5h
Streamlabs is coming under fire for material used to launch Xbox streaming platform — and beyond. As Eurogamer reports , rivals have accused the company of copying web material, naming schemes and possibly functionality. Lightstream, for instance, noted that the initial website for Streamlabs Studio was extremely similar to its own, including (as streamer iamBrandon discovered ) the user reviews.

It should go without saying — not all points and miles are created equally. At TPG, we consider transferable points — that is, points and miles programs that allow you to move one rewards currency to another — to be superior to other types of travel rewards for a number of reasons. Transferable points are typically more versatile than traditional airline miles or hotel points since you can move t

Crawford Shawn Porter•
Undefeated three-weight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford (37-0) faces the biggest test of his welterweight reign, as former belt holder Shawn "Showtime" Porter (31-3-1) eyes his return to the top. Read on to discover how to find a Crawford vs Porter live stream and watch the welterweight title fight, plus the rest of the card online with ESPN+ having exclusive coverage in the US . Crawford v

Uber One Membership•
Engadget / 5h
Uber is taking another shot at subscriptions , and this latest attempt might make sense if you're as interested in deluxe treatment as you are discounts. The service has launched an Uber One membership that, for $10 per month or $100 per year, showers you with perks for both ridesharing and Uber Eats deliveries. You'll get 5 percent off "eligible" trips and food orders as well as free delivery fo

Engadget / 5h
August's WiFi smart lock is on sale again ahead of Black Friday. Wellbots has the smart home gadget for a record low of $180 when you use the code ENGADLOCKBF at checkout. We've seen the smart lock go on sale a few times in the past couple of months, but now's another opportunity to get it before Black Friday proper at its best price yet. Buy August WiFi smart lock at Wellbots - $180 If you're un

Motorola G Power•
Engadget / 5h
Motorola is refreshing the Moto G lineup with an updated Power model. Like the phone itself, it’s not the most exciting update. The 2022 Moto G Power once again features a 5,000mAh battery Motorola claims can provide up to three days of continuous use. This time around, the company has gone with a 6.5-inch display that features a panel with 720p resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. New to this lat

Centered is an app that’s designed to help you find your flow throughout the day, guard your calendar so you can get some work done and add a personal assistant to help keep you on track. The app lets you do a virtual hang with others trying to get some work done, and plays some soothing beats to trick your brain into getting work done. The company just launched its product and raised $3.9 millio

Monarch Tractor $61M•
Way back in March, autonomous tractor maker Monarch announced a $20 million Series A. Now, a mere eight months later, the company is tripling the round, with a $61 million Series B. This latest raise is led by sustainable food fund Astanor Ventures, with participation from CNH Industrial, At One Ventures and Trimble Ventures. The Bay Area-based firm says the funding will go toward scaling manufac

Ultraleap Series Tencent•
20TechCrunch / 5h
It was way back in 2017 that the company that became Ultraleap (Ultrahaptics, as was) demonstrated at TechCrunch Disrupt a technology that pioneered ultrasound to replicate the sense of touch. The impressive ‘Star Wars’ demonstration took the crowd by storm. It was quite the demo (see the video below). The underlying technology was based on post-graduate research from inventor – and still CEO – T

Apple Repair iPhone SSR•
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Here’s a pleasant — and frankly unexpected — update from Apple. The company just announced Self Service Repair , a new program designed to let users perform common repairs on devices at home. Through the program, users with damaged devices will be sent “Apple genuine” tools and components — same as the ones they use at the Genius Bar. The company will also be offering up online repair manuals (te

Noissue , a New Zealand-based global packaging platform, wants to make sustainable packaging accessible to businesses of all sizes. Everything the company offers, from custom tissue paper and cards to totes, stickers and tape, is 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable, and with low order minimums, it’s not just the big players who can afford to buy in bulk that are able to meet their sustainabl

Netlify Jamstack OneGraph•
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Netlify came early to the idea of separating front-end design and back-end business processes on websites. It embraced Jamstack and microservices when those technologies were not well understood. It’s a fairly common way to build a website today, but it wasn’t always the case when they started. Perhaps that knowledge and understanding is what attracted investors to the company. Today, Netlify ann

Elude Funding Travel•
Travel app Elude is on a roll, announcing an additional $3 million on the heels of a $2.1 million funding round and launch in August. Alex Simon, CEO, and Frankie Scerbo, CMO, got the idea for the Los Angeles-based startup three years ago after bonding over a love of spontaneous travel, but not finding enough options within their budget. Elude, a travel discovery mobile app, is a budget-first sea

Euphoria Jiko Bliss•
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Jiko , a fintech startup that uses customer deposits to purchase short-term treasury bills, announced its first banking-as-a-service (BaaS) client today. It will partner with Euphoria , a technology suite for the transgender community that helps alleviate the struggles associated with gender transition, to launch a banking app called Bliss. Between 2-6 million people in the United States identify

Nexar Raises AI Israeli•
Nexar , a company best-known for its line of smart dash cams, has raised $53 million in a Series D financing round led by Qumra Capital. The funds will be used, in part, to scale its “digital twin” service built off crowdsourced dash cam footage for automotive OEMs and cities. The round also saw participation from State Farm Ventures, Catalyst, Banca Generali, Valor and previous investors Atreide

Cashflow management startup Settle announced its second round of funding in five months, this time $60 million in Series B financing as it aims to carve out a niche in the $25 trillion business-to-business payments market . Settle was founded by Alek Koenig in 2019, after spending four years as head of credit at Affirm, to provide alternative lending to businesses. It combines payments, financing

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Walkie-talkie, a social audio platform developed by Picslo Corp, has raised a $3.25 million seed round led by Heroic Ventures. The round included participation from TI Platform Ventures, LDVP, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. The Clubhouse-like app launched two years ago and currently has 1.2 million active users. Picslo Corp CEO, Stephane Giraudie, previously founded VoIP w

PayZen $15M Care Later•
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Healthcare costs in the U.S. are steadily rising, and the share patients must pay out-of-pocket has increased in tandem . Nearly one in three American households have delayed medical care due to its cost, per a 2019 Gallup poll. Payzen , a healthcare fintech startup, raised $15 million in Series A funding for its solution that leverages artificial intelligence to underwrite patients’ medical debt

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UNest, a fintech startup that provides financial planning tools for parents saving on behalf of their children, announced today that it raised $26 million in Series B funding led by The Artemis Fund . Existing investor Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures participated alongside new investors including Franklin Templeton, Launchpad Capital , AltaIR Capital , OneWay Ventures , Unlock Venture Partner

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Motorola released its ultra-affordable Moto G Power earlier this year, but today the company just announced yet another affordable Moto G Power. You may be wondering: Why? Well, there are a couple differences. Read more...

Everyone loves music, but some people love it just a little bit more. For those people, a musical gift around the holidays just makes sense. All of these techy gifts are sure to put a smile on their face and make them want to play their favorite tunes immediately. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you’d like to use alternative DNS servers with your Windows 11 machine—perhaps to speed up browsing with a free DNS service, enhance privacy, or simply use something better than what you ISP provides—it’s fairly easy to do in Settings. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

C# 10 was released in November 2021 alongside Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6. It adds several new features which make it easier and more convenient to work with. Here’s a tour of some of the most useful additions and how they’ll enhance your workflow. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

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The vulnerability allows an attacker with physical access to the CPU to bypass the security measures protecting some of its most sensitive data.

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The cutscenes in Yakuza: Like a Dragon are great—until you need to put down your controller in a hurry.

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The smartphone maker ranks No. 3 in the US, but its software update strategy is one of the worst in the industry. And that's not all.

Joker Malware Google•
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Malware is no fun (some would say it bytes , if they were very funny). If installed on your Android device, malware can steal data, mess with functionality, and, on top of it all, trick your phone into installing more malware. Nobody intentionally downloads malware onto their phone, but it can be trickier than you… Read more...

Verizon Small Business•
Despite technology proving to be a life-saver for many small and medium-sized businesses during the pandemic, many business leaders are still hesitant to deploy new tech. They are unsure about the potential benefits, such as increased productivity , or time savings, they might get from their investments. A new report from cloud -based accounting software platform Xero, based on a survey of more t

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) As much as 38 percent of the Internet’s domain name lookup servers are vulnerable to a new attack that allows hackers to send victims to maliciously spoofed addresses masquerading as legitimate domains, like or The exploit, unveiled in research presented today, revives the DNS cache-poisoning attack that researcher Dan Kaminsky disclosed

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Apple expanded its HomePod mini lineup with three new colors back in October, and now we're seeing the first discount on those new options, plus the classics. B&H Photo has all of the HomePod mini colors, including the new orange , blue and yellow configurations, for $95 each. That's $5 off their normal price and, while a modest discount, it's one of the best we've seen on the tiny smart speaker.

American 27 New York•
American Express Travel has positioned itself as a powerful tool for booking both flights and hotels — including access to incredible benefits and rewards when booking select properties for many customers. And if you’re itching for a getaway but aren’t ready to navigate the current complexities of international travel, now could be a great time to spring for a luxurious resort this fall that’s cl

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‘Tis the season for being reminded of how utterly alone we are. Why not fill that gaping hole with a digital pet? Whether it’s a keychain device with a virtual character to take care of or a stuffed animal that mews and purrs like a cat, you’d be surprised at the amount of comfort either of those can bring a person… Read more...

Porsche 718 Cayman RS•
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Porsche has revealed a new racing car based on the 718 Cayman GT4 RS streetcar. The racing cars were called the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, and it was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The biggest change between the new Clubsport and the current model comes in the 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The engine was taken directly from the … Continue reading

Samsung's Black Friday sale is now officially live and for anyone who's had their eyes set on the brand's foldable devices, there is a promotion to really get excited about right now. The Korean giant's clamshell design Galaxy Z Flip 3 launched at a price of £949 - far below its predecessor and a price that we considered pretty affordable for a folding smartphone. However, Samsung has just knocke

Apple Watch Series 7•
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7 is virtually indistinguishable from the Series 6 (less so with a light-colored watch face), and it doesn't add much, but it's still the best smartwatch you can buy. (credit: Corey Gaskin) Apple Watch Series 7 From $399 at Apple From $390 at Amazon (Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs .) One of the oldes

IBM Eagle Quantum 127•
At long last, physicists from Harvard and MIT have found the killer application for quantum computing: a Mario Bros. GIF made from qubits. The qubits (quantum bits) can also be arranged in a Space Invaders design, or Tetris, or any other shape—your geometrical wish is the qubits’ command. The GIFs are from QuEra Computing, a Boston startup emerging from stealth, to show off the programmability of

The Apple AirPods have crashed to their lowest ever price in the UK, thanks to this incredible deal from Amazon that takes them down to just £99 . (Not in the UK? Scroll down for deals in your region.) Usually costing £119, the second-gen AirPods were recently discounted by Apple following the release of the AirPods 3 - previously, they cost £159, so this is a brilliant early Black Friday deal on

Star Trek Discovery•
Star Trek: Discovery's fourth season was due to launch outside North America on Netflix on Friday.

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If a part in a MacBook breaks or needs to be replaced, it'll likely require an expensive trip to the Apple Store. If the same thing happens with the Framework Laptop , it's more like disassembling (and rebuilding) a Lego set in the comfort of your own home. That's the philosophy behind the debut product from Framework, a startup that wants to fix consumer electronics by letting you, well, fix you

Looking for a brilliant gaming deal ahead of Black Friday? Then you're in luck, as Amazon is offering three games for the price of two right now. The selection of games on offer spans PS5 , PS4 , Xbox Series X /S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch , with new releases such as Far Cry 6 , Forza Horizon 5 and Call of Duty Vanguard among them. (Not in the US? Scroll down for deals in your region) Some of

View of an advertising card for the Detroit Soap Co., depicting a dog and a circus performer. Printed on front: “Detroit Soap Co.’s Queen Anne soap. The best family soap in the world.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Editor’s note: Royal Caribbean provided TPG complimentary access to Odyssey of the Seas during a two-night, nonrevenue media preview event. The opinions expressed below are entirely from the author and weren’t subject to review by Royal Caribbean or any external entity. Call it the Royal Caribbean ship that got lost in the shuffle. The Miami-based line’s new Odyssey of the Seas , which was christ

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 ...

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Patients shouldn’t have to drum up new business for their doctors.

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These comfortable couches now come with surround sound.

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It sounds like a ludicrous idea. A mobile device capable of only email, released just a year after the game-changing first generation iPhone. It seems silly now, but when the Peek debuted in 2008, it delivered something smartphones couldn’t. At 1/6th price of the iPhone, the Peek provided an affordable way to get… Read more...

Microsoft Edge has revealed a new tool that it hopes can help shoppers enjoy even more bargains this Black Friday . Microsoft's browser has teamed up with third-party payments firm Zip (previously known as Quadpay) to offer a "buy now, pay later" option built directly into Edge for users looking to spread the cost of payments when shopping online. Users will be able to split any purchase between

Dodge Jailbreak Challenger•
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Dodge is aware that buyers love to customize their Chargers and Challengers. But for 2022, Dodge is “breaking all the rules” by “unlocking new, unrestricted, personalization options” with the Jailbreak package for 2022 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody models. As promised, the newest Jailbreak Charger and Challenger is part of Dodge’s two-year Never Lift strategy in bringin

Hightouch $40M ETL•
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Just under a year after Hightouch , a SaaS service that helps businesses sync their customer data across sales and marketing tools, made its public launch , the company is back with its third fundraise. The $40 million Series B round was led by ICONIQ Growth, which was joined by existing investors Amplify Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Y Combinator and Afore Capital. Angel investors participati

LiveOak Venture Texas•
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LiveOak Venture Partners raised its largest fund to date, $210 million for Fund III, which will enable the Austin-based, early-stage venture capital firm to double down on Texas founders. The fund was oversubscribed — the firm originally targeted between $150 million and $200 million — and was wrapped up in less than four months, co-founder and partner Krishna Srinivasan said in an interview. Fun

QuEra Quantum Harvard•
QuEra Computing , a Boston-based quantum computer developer, is coming out of stealth mode today with $17 million in funding from Rakuten , Day One Ventures and Frontiers Capital . Angel investors Serguei Beloussov and Paul Maritz also joined in the round. The startup, which has built a commercially accessible quantum device, will use the fresh capital to develop customized algorithms to leverage

Workiz Raises $40M•
We may hear a lot about how big businesses are undergoing digital transformation, but the trend isn’t exclusively limited to them, and today a startup that’s building better productivity tools for a very offline part of the working world — home services professionals — is announcing a growth round on the heels of strong demand for its technology. Workiz — which provides tools to home services tea

Qatar Airways JetBlue•
Earlier this year, JetBlue and Qatar Airways announced plans to expand their partnership. This followed American and Qatar Airways launching a strategic partnership , and American and JetBlue launching a strategic partnership . JetBlue and Qatar Airways have now taken their relationship to the next level, and have introduced reciprocal mileage earning. Let’s go over all the details. JetBlue & Qat

Tab management is a huge part of using a desktop web browser. That’s where everything happens. There are a lot of tricks to help you make the most of tabs, but sometimes all you need is a simple keyboard shortcut. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Github provides two ways to authenticate with your repository—over HTTPS with a password, and over SSH using private keys. While both work fine, if you want to switch, you’ll need to configure your local repo to use the new credentials. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Apple Music LG Smart•
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You can now access your Apple Music account on LG smart TVs even if you don't have an Apple TV. The music streaming service is now available for all the brand's TVs running webOS version 4.0 and higher, over a year after it made its debut on TV platforms with Samsung . Since webOS 4.0 only rolled out in 2018, the Apple Music app will most likely be accessible on newer models. If your TV can run A

After a pair of wireless over-ear headphones at a discounted price? You might just be in luck with these excellent Beats Solo 3 deals in the US right now, one of which offers 6 months of Apple Music as a free extra. The main discount here sees the Beats Solo 3 drop to $149 at Best Buy, down from the usual retail price of $199. Not only do you save 50 bucks, but you also get 6 months of Apple Musi

The Bose QuietComfort 45 noise-cancelling headphones may have only just launched, but Amazon already has already discounted them in an excellent early Black Friday deal, bringing them down from $329 to $279 and saving you $50. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best deals in your region.) This is the first time we've seen the price of the wireless headphones drop since they were released in late

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Cambridge Dictionary has announced its word of the year for 2021, and it probably won't come as much of a shock. This year the word is "perseverance", defined by the dictionary as a "continued effort to do or achieve something, even when this is difficult or takes a long time." According to a press release sent to Mashable, the word has been looked up 243,000 times globally in 2021. Tweet may hav

Nokia Cloud Software•
Finish telecommunications giant Nokia has announced several Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings aimed at communication service providers (CSP). The company says its software, some of which are already available , while others will be released next year, will provide solutions for analytics , security, and data management. For early 2022, Nokia has a couple of cloud -based services lined up, in

If you've been looking into buying the iPhone 13 Pro, the network iD Mobile has just proved it's the place to buy it from, offering the lowest prices we've ever seen across multiple data points in its Black Friday sale In fact, you can currently save up to £192 on this rarely-discounted handset with savings on the 20GB, 100GB and unlimited data plans. However, while all of these offers are strong

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Crazy Frog Next Month•
The infuriatingly infectious amphibian topped the charts around the world in 2005 with Axel F.

Just over a week ago I wrote about a fantastic new targeted spending bonus on some co-branded Hilton Honors Amex cards . This is an awesome deal, and in my opinion it’s worth taking advantage of if you’re eligible and are able to complete the spending requirement. I wanted to provide an update on this, as I completed the required spending, and my free night certificate has already been deposited

Microsoft Windows 10•
Windows 11 is set to increase the speed of its rollout, meaning that as of now, more Windows 10 users will be offered the chance to upgrade to Microsoft’s new take on its desktop OS. Microsoft announced this in the blog post revealing the availability of the November 2021 Update for Windows 10 (while noting that the cadence of updates for the OS will match Windows 11 going forward , meaning one p

Best Buy's Black Friday deals have just got a whole lot more enticing, as the retailer has teamed up with Intel to offer some big price cuts on some amazing laptops. With Black Friday itself just over a week away, Best Buy and Intel aren't messing around, offering big savings on a range of laptops and Chromebooks from some of the best laptop brands in the world, including Dell, HP, Lenovo and Mic

The iPad Air 4 is one of the very best iPad models you can buy right now, and it has been discounted in the early Black Friday Walmart deals with $60 off this versatile tablet. The Green, Rose Gold and Space Gray color variants are all on sale, but you won't get a discount on the Silver or Sky Blue color options. We can't see any discounts like this one from any other retailers right now. However

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Astronomers have long speculated that our solar system may have a ninth planet orbiting at a vast distance from the sun. However, no one has ever been able to observe the so-called Planet Nine directly. Speculation has suggested that Planet Nine orbits at a significant distance farther out than the orbit of Pluto. Astronomer Michael Rowan-Robinson from Imperial College London … Continue reading

Laminar SentinelOne•
The cloud may be the direction that much of enterprise IT is moving today, but it still remains a major source of security issues, with some 98% of all enterprises in a recent survey reporting that they have contended with a cloud-related security breach in the last 18 months. Today, a startup called Laminar is coming out of stealth with $37 million in funding with a solution to address how that

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I’ve been obsessed with Balmuda’s fancy toaster for years. As some readers might know, I used to live in Japan while working for Engadget, and I’d browse around electronics superstores like Yodobashi Camera and Yamada Denki, gawping at high-level cameras, weird 3DS games that would never make it to the West and touring floors upon floors of home appliances and gadgets. There are entire shop floor

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Remember when your hobbies didn't come with a screen and constant notifications? We rounded up all the best gifts to use IRL.

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Debris from a Russian anti-satellite weapons test adds new urgency to international and government efforts to get rid of high-flying trash.

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Your Sony console has an expansion slot so you can add more storage space for games, and installing a drive is fairly easy.

Microsoft AI Protection•
Microsoft has added a new layer of adaptive protection to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint that uses Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) to thwart human-operated ransomware attacks. Ruofan Wang and Kelly Kang from the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team argue that human-operated ransomware attacks can be characterized by a specific set of methods and behaviors. Microsoft researchers have capitalized o

Intel’s Raptor Lake CPUs could arrive in Q3 of 2022, earlier than was broadly anticipated – meaning that the processors might just be here in August, or even July technically. This comes from regular rumor peddler @momomo_us on Twitter, who tweeted (rather obliquely) that a Q3 launch date is now the expected timeframe for both Raptor Lake and high-end desktop Sapphire Rapids-X (that’s what the fi

This morning Plug Pagamentos (Plug) announced a $2.7 million seed round, led by Costanoa Ventures ‘ latest partner , Amy Cheetham . Other investors in the round included Verve Capital and Norte Ventures , among others. Plug, based in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, wants to make its home-market more amenable to online commerce. In an interview, the startup described Brazil as a hostile mark

2023 Toyota Bz4X US•
The Toyota bZ4x, the first electric vehicle under the automaker’s new bz brand, will come to U.S. in mid-2022 with an estimated range of up to 250 miles. The vehicle is nearly identical to the Subaru Solterra, which along with the bZ4x was showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show that kicked off Nov. 17. Both the bZ4x and the Solterra are the product of a partnership between Toyota and Subaru to jo

Not all hackers are bad guys. To properly defend a network you need to know the type of attack you’re going to face. So does a hacker make the best type of defender too? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Game Awards 2021•
The Game Awards are coming back for 2021 and this year's award nominees have been announced – including the six titles competing for the prestigious Game of the Year crown. There are multiple gaming award events throughout the year but the Game Awards are typically the biggest - drawing in fans desperate to watch their favorite titles win as well as those excited to see trailers and reveal for pr

Amazon UK Visa Credit•
UK shoppers will soon no longer be able to use their Visa-issued credit cards to pay for purchases on Amazon. The ecommerce giant has said it will stop accepting Visa credit cards within the next few months as it looks to push back against the apparently high fees the company charges for transactions. "As a result of Visa's continued high cost of payments, we regret that will no long

WordPress Sites Ransomware•
Security researchers have found that close to 300 WordPress websites have been defaced to display fake attack notices, in order to trick the site owners into paying 0.1 bitcoin (BTC) for restoration. Accompanying the ransom demands were countdown timers that were added to create more panic and further arm twist the owners into paying the ransom. The deception behind these attacks was discovered b

Microsoft Three Swedish•
Microsoft has opened data centers at three sites in Sweden that run entirely on green energy . Achieved through a partnership with state-owned utility Vattenfall AB, Microsoft claims the new datacenter regions are a showcase of its sustainability investments, and are powered with 100% carbon-free energy, while supporting zero-waste operations. “Our Swedish data centers are among the most sustaina

2023 Nissan Ariya US•
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One of the first commercially available electric vehicles came from Nissan with its Leaf EV. While the Leaf was one of the first electric vehicles from a major automotive manufacturer, it was overshadowed by EVs from other automakers that offered longer driving ranges. Nissan has a new all-electric crossover that will launch as a 2023 model called the Ariya. The … Continue reading

Amazon UK Visa Credit•
Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Starlink’s new rectangular satellite broadband dish is smaller and lighter than before Meta is reportedly planning physical stores to showcase its products Amazon has escalated its fight with Visa: Starting on January 19th, 2022, the e-commerce giant will stop accepting Visa credit cards is

Your staff are your company’s most important asset, so it’s crucial to hire the right people for your open positions – and so it makes sense to turn to recruitment agencies to get the job done correctly. A top-notch recruitment agency can use their expertise and existing contacts to deliver higher-quality candidates to your business, of course, and that’s not their only advantage. A good-quality

If you want to find the right employees for your business then you can upload a job advert, breeze through some interviews, and tell them to be on time for their first day, but that’s not necessarily the best method. Instead, it pays to take some extra time and pay as much attention as possible to your recruitment process. After all, if you get the procedures right from start to end then you’re m

Google Pixel 6 Update•
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Google has released a surprise mid-month update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones that's specifically designed to improve the performance of the fingerprint scanner, XDA has reported. Google changed the location of that sensor on the new model, and it's been a sore point for owners because of slow and finicky performance. On top of being slow, the fingerprint scanner occasionally fails

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Amazon will stop accepting credit cards from Visa as early as January, according to multiple reports early Wednesday . Why? It’s yet another thing that can be blamed on Brexit, the UK’s split from the European Union in 2020. Read more...

PS5 DualSense Android 12•
If you own a PS5 and a Google Pixel 6 or other Pixel handset then you’re in luck, as you can now use a DualSense wireless controller with Remote Play, allowing you to stream your console games to your phone. The PlayStation Twitter account recently confirmed that this feature had landed for Android 12 , adding that you can also now access new features for the DualShock 4 when using that with Remo

If you're thinking about getting a new 8K TV - and want to invest in the purchase - then you should be going for the Samsung 65-inch QN900A QLED 8K TV, which is somehow still on sale from Samsung for $3,299.99 (was $4,999.99) . We're really surprised that this deal still exists, mostly because it's only been on sale for a few months and usually that kind of thing doesn't get added to the roster o

Forget the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic - I've used it, and I don't think it's worth the extra cost. There's currently a Black Friday smartwatch deal running on the Galaxy Watch 3 across a few retailers that ensures you'll forget Samsung's newest wearable and still be happy with a new smartwatch. Best Buy and Amazon are both reducing the price of Samsung's 2020 smartwatch from roughly $400 to $

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has only been out for a couple of months, but the company has already begun discounting it and ahead of Black Friday you can get £50 off every model. Samsung's own website , as well as some retailers like Amazon , Currys and more, are offering this deal that sees the standard 40mm Bluetooth version of the watch hit its lowest price ever of £199. It's £50 off other model

If you're hunting for a great headset deal this Black Friday , then we've tracked down some top savings on the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro . Normally costing £179.99, Amazon UK is currently offering the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro for just £95.99 - a saving of £84, or 47% - nearly half price! The Razer Blackshark V2 Pro is one of the best wireless gaming headsets around today, with our review awarding it

Google Chrome 96 Mac•
Google has offered up new information about the effects of recent optimizations on the performance of its web browser Chrome. In a blog post , the company claims Chrome on Android now uses between 5-7% less memory and loads web pages faster than ever before. Google also says the mobile browser now experiences far fewer crashes and rendering issues. Largely, these performance improvements can be a

TCL has unveiled a 65-inch 8K OLED TV made through its inkjet-printing panel process, heralding the future of affordable OLED screens as it gears up for mass production. According to Chinese business outlet Yicai , TCL has shown off a 65-inch 8K OLED prototype ahead of its upcoming OLED range – even hinting that production could begin in 2022, a whole year earlier than initially announced by the

PC gamers are a tricky beast to buy for right now, but these incredible gaming laptops have some tasty discounts applied alongside other Black Friday deals over on Overclockers. ( Not in the UK? Scroll down for deals in your region) . Some PC purists might snub gaming laptops in favour of a more powerful desktop computer, but with the ongoing silicon shortage , many tech manufacturers are struggl

Saints Row August 2022•
The Saints Row reboot will not make its originally intended release date. That's the news out of developer Volition, which has announced in a blog post that a six month delay will push the game back from 25 February 2022, to November 23. Having "underestimated" the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the studio will take the extra time to "give our team longer to perfect their craft", according to V Staples Center•
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Fed up of hearing people bang on about cryptocurrency all the time? Well, we have some bad news for you. The Los Angeles Staples Center, home to the LA Lakers and probably one of the world's most iconic arenas, has had itself a little rebrand — and at first glance the new name looks like something you might find in a late show parody sketch: Tweet may have been deleted Yep, it's not a joke. On We

Memories Layers Snap Map•
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Snapchat's solution for making Snap Map more fun, useful, and ripe for partnership opportunities — without making it too cluttered — has finally gone live. First announced in May , Snapchat's new "Layers" feature launches Wednesday. Layers are pretty much what they sound like: Enabling a layer superimposes all sorts of content or information about locations on the map, giving the user an at-a-gla

0% Apple ID•
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For many Apple users, Apple TV is worth the price. That's because what you’re really paying for is full integration with your other Apple devices. Plus, buying Apple TV gets you three months of free Apple TV+ . If you’ve decided to take the leap and buy an Apple TV, here’s how to get started so you can install your favorite apps and get to watching. Apple currently offers two versions of its stre

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It's time for another cooking showdown on The Late Late Show , this time with James Corden getting a little help from Mindy Kaling . The two have their work cut out for them, because Corden's staffers really pulled out all the stops for their Thanksgiving side dishes . There are green bean casseroles, baked cranberries with bourbon, and hidden marshmallows. Yum. Kaling and Corden can only pick on

A recycling plant is using machines to stop valuable materials in building waste being incinerated.

Meta Reality Labs VR•
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Facebook parent company Meta is showing off one of the projects that its Reality Labs Research teams have focused on to bring more immersion to virtual reality. The project is a haptic glove designed to bring a sense of touch to virtual reality environments in the future. The goal of the project is to allow people to touch the virtual … Continue reading

Saints Row August 2022•
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Saints Row , the reboot of the open-world shooter with an emphasis on gonzo fun and campy excess, has been delayed. Volition’s chief creative officer, Jim Boone, has announced that the title will now land on August 23rd, 2022, back from the original launch date of February 25th. In a statement , Boone reiterated that the title wasn’t undergoing any wholesale changes and that the team had adapted

After what feels like an eternity, the second Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer has dropped online . The next MCU movie arrives in theaters in a month's time and, given the number of leaks and rumors surrounding it, fans' expectation levels were through the roof ahead of the trailer's release. Disappointingly for some diehard fans, No Way Home's latest trailer didn't deliver everything that they'd

If you’re looking for a deal on Instant Pot alternatives from Ninja this Black Friday, then you’re in luck. Ninja has slashed 25% off the price of the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 multi-cooker OP350UK, which is a rival to Instant Pot, taking it down to just £149.99 from £199.99 as part of its Black Friday sales. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best Ninja Foodi deals in your region). This is almost as l

Virgin Mobile Ofcom Sky•
Complaints about the telecoms industry fell to levels seen before the start of the pandemic, according to latest figures from Ofcom. The regulator publishes data every three months to help consumers make informed decisions and to encourage operators to improve their service and how they handle complaints. The volume of grievances increased during lockdown, as many people became increasingly relia

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"Thanksgiving is coming and everyone's arguing about CDC guidelines or pilgrims being problematic. But what about the nonpolitical issues?" Ronny Chieng is here to argue with random strangers in New York City about his strong opinions on Thanksgiving. For The Daily Show , Chieng set up a "prove me wrong/change my mind" desk to argue with passersby about whether or not the holiday is the worst. "B

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SAVE BIG ON APPLE IPAD REFURBS: Woot is the best place to find deals on refurbished Apple products . Until Nov. 21, the Apple iPad 5, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 4 (refurbished) are all on sale for Black Friday. Does a little scratch, dent, or ding really matter to you? Maybe it does. Would it matter if something was refurbished to be in full working condition and came with a massive discount? You

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If you're looking to pick up multiple Apple AirTags , now might be a good time. Amazon-owned Woot is offering a rare deal on a four-pack of the item trackers, selling them for $93 , plus an additional $5 off for Amazon Prime members. That takes them down to $88, or just $22 per tag — a tempting offer if you have multiple items to keep safe. Just remember that Woot's return policy is stricter than

Squid Game Netflix Hours•
It’s no secret that Squid Game is now the most popular Netflix show of all time, but new figures reveal just how popular Hwang Dong-hyuk’s survival drama became in its first four weeks of release. In recent data published as part of the streamer’s revised viewership measurements , Netflix claims that Squid Game was watched for a total of 1.6 billion hours during its opening month. Yes, you read t

Google's Chromecast device just got a major quality-of-life update that could make it the perfect Black Friday streaming stick purchase. The update allows you to install Android TV apps from your phone, saving you the need to visit the Google Play Store on your TV. As reported by Tom's Guide , the new Chromecast feature is currently rolling out to devices worldwide. You'll know you have the updat

Thinking of buying a Sonos speaker in the Black Friday sales? The good news is that the line up of wireless speakers and soundbars have been given some cool new features, thanks to an update to the S2 app. The update brings DTS digital surround sound to the Sonos Arc , Beam (Gen 2) , Beam (Gen 1) , Playbar , Playbase , and Amp , offering users an alternative to Dolby Digital and another way to ma

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra•
Motorola hasn’t yet unveiled the rumored Motorola Edge 30 Ultra , but that hasn’t stopped specs and images of the phone being revealed in a somewhat official capacity, as they’ve appeared on TENAA – a Chinese certification agency. Typically, data held by TENAA (and other certification organizations) is accurate and official, so while we still can’t quite be 100% sure of anything, it’s very likely

Fitbit has officially launched its first Black Friday deals, and has knocked the Fitbit Luxe down to just $99.95 . That's the cheapest we've ever seen this sleek fitness tracker, and Amazon has matched the price so you can make the most of free shipping if you have an Amazon Prime subscription. (Not in the US? Scroll down for deals in your region). Fitbit is teasing more Black Friday deals in the

Amazon UK Visa Credit•
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Amazon has escalated its fight with Visa: Starting on January 19th, 2022, the e-commerce giant will stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the UK. It notified Amazon UK customers in an email about the change, blaming the high fees Visa charges for credit card transactions. Buyers can at least continue using their Visa credit cards throughout the holidays, but after that, they'd have to switch

New WhatsApp Windows•
A beta version of the new WhatsApp app is now available to download, after what seems like forever, and if brings some brilliant new features. Being a UWP app means that the same app can run on not only Windows 10 and Windows 11 , but also Xbox consoles. It is important to note that this UWP app is different to the existing WhatsApp desktop app. For starters, it is available to download from the

Sometimes the best Black Friday deals can take place before the annual event itself, and in the case of this ADATA XPG GAMMIX 1TB SSD, that's exactly what's happened here. One of the fastest PS5 SSDs on the market, the ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 BLADE 1TB has dropped to its lowest price ever on Amazon. For just £123.40 (that's a saving of £52.88), you can expand your PS5 internal storage with a blazing

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TL;DR: As of Nov. 17, get 78% off a lifetime subscription to AnyFix iOS Fix with the code APPS30 , which will bring the price down to $27.99 from $129. There's nothing more annoying than having to lug your device into a physical store only to wait hours just to begin to identify what the problem is. Instead of planning on in-person service trips every few months for the rest of your life, take ma

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TL;DR: The Epic 2022 Adobe Creative Cloud Training Bundle is 98% off as of Nov. 17 — pay $19.97 for $1,393 worth of classes. So, you accidentally locked yourself into a year-long deal for Adobe Creative Cloud after the trial ended. Why not make the best of it, rather than letting it sit at the end of your Launchpad collecting digital dust? For under $20, you can finally figure out how the most po

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TL;DR: The VitalSleep Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece is just $59.97 as of Nov. 17. You can deny it all you want, but it’s time to face the music: You’re a snorer. Whether you realized it on your own after waking up exhausted every day or were politely informed by a significant other, snoring when you sleep is a nuisance. It may also be a sign of an underlying health condition . Taking care of the issue

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TL;DR: The Allergy Test My Pet Kit is just $64.99 as of Nov. 17. Your pup’s constant itching and biting isn’t just a source of frustration for him. It’s also incredibly annoying for everyone around. Not to mention, the more he scratches, the more he sheds flakes of dead skin and hair — a.k.a. dander — all around your home. It’s time you get to the bottom of it. While this early Black Friday doorb

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TL;DR: Save up to $150 on a brand-new Intel laptop at Sam's Club from Nov. 25 - 29. If you’ve been waiting until the end of the year to splurge on a new laptop for work or play, you’re in luck. Black Friday deals are upon us, and they’re oh-so-sweet. From Nov. 25-29, you can save up to $150 on select Intel-powered laptops at Sam’s Club . If you’re not sure which laptop is ideal for your needs, re

Tom Morello Amazon•
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Concert operators may like Amazon's palm recognition system, but some performers and activists are less than thrilled. A group of 200 artists and 30 rights groups has penned an open letter demanding the Red Rocks amphitheater, its ticketing provider AXS and AEG (AXS' parent company) "immediately cancel" contracts to use Amazon One scanning at any venue. They also want the firms to ban all biometr

Google Pixel 6 Update•
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have had a few problems since launch, and one of them has been the fingerprint scanner taking a long time to kick in when you use it. That may be about to change with a surprise new update. A new update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro began rolling out on November 17, but Google hasn't included a changelog of what you can expect it to bring. However, the same up

Realme Fold Phone 2022•
There are far more rumored foldable phones than actually-launched ones, and another mobile is joining that list of prospective devices: apparently Realme is working on a flexing handset that could actually function as a follow-up to the Realme GT . This news comes from 91Mobiles , which supposedly received leaked sketches of the upcoming device with detailed specs - it's not clear where the websi

The Staples Center in Los Angeles will be renamed the Arena in a $700 million deal.

Kubernetes Pods should operate without intervention but sometimes you might hit a problem where a container’s not working the way it should. Restarting the Pod can help restore operations to normal. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Continued Conversation is one of Google Assistant’s best and most convenient features. When enabled, it lets Google intelligently listen for follow-up questions, creating a conversational dynamic that’s faster than repeatedly squawking “hey Google.” But over a week ago, Continued Conversation stopped working on the Pixel 6 and older models of Pixel phone—and there’s no fix. Read This Article on R

The list of scarce gadgets is long, driven by a chip shortage. Don’t wait until Black Friday for the best deals.

Amazon UK Visa Credit•
The online giant says high Visa fees mean it won't process credit card transactions from 19 January.

TikTok Safety Center•
The company has also highlighted the negative impact of online hoaxes.

NCSC Cyber UK Vaccine•
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre says it dealt with a record 777 incidents in the last year.

A device to stem blood loss from stab wounds, which won the UK award, also received an international prize.

The BBC’s Joe Tidy goes to Russia in search of men on the FBI’s cyber most wanted list.

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PS5 UK PlayStation 5•
Here we go again: a PS5 restock is now live at Game. Based on previous restocks from the specialist retailer – and our history of tracking where to buy the PS5 – we expect PS5 Disc and Digital consoles will be available for about an hour. You can follow the link below to see which bundles will be up for grabs – and we'd suggest going for one of these over a console by itself to have the best chan

Black Friday season is kicking off with an almighty bang, thanks to a plethora of tasty deals across handsets and SIM packages. Standout deals include a range of tempting offers on refurbished like new and graded phones. If you’re on the hunt for free next working day delivery on the elusive iPhone 11 (a handset that’s a rare find these days due to supply issues), then you’ll be pleased to hear t

Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo•
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Fujifilm has unveiled the Instax Mini Evo, its new flagship instant film camera with a premium build, higher resolution than previous models and improved smartphone integration. As with other Instax cameras , you can take photos and instantly develop them to Fujifilm's credit card-sized Instax Mini film, but it offers a number of features not available on previous models. As a hybrid camera, you

Porsche Taycan GTS•
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Porsche's Taycan lineup is getting long. On Tuesday, the company announced two new electric supercars, the Porsche Taycan GTS and the Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo. This brings the total number of cars in the range to ten. Here they all are: Taycan, Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo S, and the Taycan Turbo S Cross

South African Ozow•
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According to a 2019 report by Deloitte , about 80% of South Africans have a bank account but only 24% of them make more than three transactions monthly . Unlike other African countries, South Africa also has a functioning credit system with the prevalent use of credit cards. However , expensive value-added services like credit cards do not necessarily address the needs of underbanked people. Digi

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Partly as a result of modern employment trends, and partly as a result of the pandemic’s effect on the world of work, there’s an increasing gap between traditional full-time employment and freelancing. So-called ‘job pairing’ splits a full-time position between two people to reduce working hours without sacrificing the career continuity of those involved. Roleshare is a talent marketplace that ma

Sesame Street Asian•
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Late Show host Stephen Colbert has weighed in on Sesame Street's newest resident Ji-Young , the show's first Asian American Muppet. "She is the coolest Muppet since that one episode where Cookie Monster smoked weed," joked Colbert, noting that her hobbies include riding her skateboard and playing the electric guitar. "It was the '70s. Why'd you think he eats so many cookies?" However, Colbert not

Star Trek Discovery•
Engadget / 11h
The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery was supposed to be available on Netflix a day after it premieres on Paramount+ in the US on November 18th, but that will no longer happen. In fact, fans outside the US and Canada will have to wait months to be able to see the new episodes — legally, that is — if they ever get the chance at all. According to Deadline , ViacomCBS has ended its deal with Net

Tiger King Baskin Joe•
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Netflix's chaotic and confusing new installment of the salacious docuseries reveals an accidental new genre: true-ish crime.

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Over the years we’ve seen wearables measuring every aspect of your body, but lung capacity is more esoteric than most. Sylvee is a brand new wearable from Respira Labs which continuously measures lung function — perfect for COPD and asthma patients, and other people who may have temporarily reduced lung function. A certain pandemic that affects lung function springs to mind, in particular. Sylvee

Walmart Sustain Life•
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The number of companies launching which claim to be able to help organizations measure and reduce their carbon output continues apace. There is already Normative, Plan A and any number of others, to varying degrees of depth, detail or approach. The latest is a Sustain.Life , a SaaS platform that comes out of beta today, claiming to provide companies with an “affordable, easy-to-use SaaS platform

TikTok Safety Center•
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TikTok has developed a bad reputation for hosting dangerous viral “challenges” on its app, which at their worst, have led to serious injury or death — as in the case of the blackout challenge that prompted Italian regulators to take action against the social network this year to remove underage users . More recently, the app has made headlines for challenges that have encouraged students to hit t

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Cymbio , a Tel Aviv-based startup has raised $20 million in a Series B round, which saw the participation of two new backers, Chris North, an ex-Amazon executive, and Jeff Weiser, formerly of Shopify. The funding was led by Corner Ventures, with participation from Udi Angel, Vertex Ventures, and Yuval Tal, founder and president of Payoneer. Cymbio, a B2B dropship automation platform, is planning

TechCrunch / 11h
Meet Defacto , a new French startup that wants to improve the credit infrastructure for small and medium companies. The startup wants to offer credit products using an API. It automatically analyzes your revenue to give you an answer in real-time. Defacto is an embedded finance product, meaning that it doesn’t distribute its credit offering directly to small companies. Instead, other companies ar

Actor Kartik Aaryan has been identified as a chocolate-box hero in his short career so far. In that sense, the young handsome hero is stepping into the unknown in his next Dhamaka in which he plays a TV news anchor caught in a mind war with a terrorist. The news anchor character, Arjun Pathak, is caught between personal predicament and professional commitment. Dhamaka directed by Ram Madhvani, wi

Tszyu Inoue Australia•
Tim Tszyu is set to face his toughest opponent yet when he enters the ring with Japan’s Takeshi Inoue in Sydney tonight. The main card begins at 7pm AEDT, with Tszyu and Inoue expected to make their ring walks at 9:30pm AEDT – here’s how to watch the Tsz