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Americans COVID 19•
200+Gizmodo / 3h
New research Thursday aims to quantify a life-altering aftereffect of covid-19: a lingering loss of smell, also known as anosmia. The study estimates that up to 1.6 million people in the U.S. have experienced chronic anosmia lasting at least six months following their coronavirus infection. Read more...

Squid Game’s popularity needs no embellishment. It’s been watched for more than 1.6 billion hours on the way to becoming the most popular Netflix show of all time, and has single-handedly changed the way Netflix measures the success of its content . But what do North Koreans think about the South Korean behemoth? Well, a spokesperson for the country’s government recently denounced Squid Game as p

27Mashable / 26min
Need a good laugh? Disney+ has you covered. Are you a ‘90s kid with fond memories of A Goofy Movie ? A Marvel fanatic who couldn’t stop cackling at Ant-Man ? An animation lover who fell for the wit of Inside Out ? All these and more — from rom-coms and buddy comedies to laugh-out-loud musicals — are just waiting for you to hit play. Here, in no particular order, is a collection of the best comedi


How-To Geek / 6min
Microsoft has been busy working on its Edge browser, and many of the changes aren’t well-received by the community. A lot of these tweaks have focused on using the browser as a shopping tool, and now Microsoft is adding a new feature that’ll let you use the browser as a price tracker. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 6min
Holy cow, the excellent Chromecast with Google TV is 20% off at Best Buy! Chromecast with Google TV is one of the best (and most affordable) streaming sticks available today, with exclusive features and a killer interface. It scored an 8/10 in our review, and you can buy it for just $40 during this sale. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dreaming of a holiday in the sun but don’t want to break the bank? We have good news for you. American Airlines has wide-open December award space for two or more passengers from hub airports to popular tourist destinations in Mexico , like Cancun, Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. Many of these destinations have award space over the holidays, and others have space at the beginning of the month, letting

Before the pandemic I wrote about how Charlotte desperately needed another American Airlines Admirals Club - or two . American had scaled to 900 flights a day at DFW - and opened a 5th club. Charlotte was up to 700 flights and had just two clubs. And the terminal itself is more crowded than Dallas. Starting in January Charlotte is going to be down to a single Admirals Club as the main one closes

Gizmodo / 12min
Blood Rage —sometimes known as Slasher , plus there’s a version titled Nightmare at Shadow Woods , though Blood Rage really fits it best—is an outstanding example of what the worst Thanksgiving ever might look like. But fortunately for horror movie fans , that means the film is a feast of intriguing acting choices,… Read more...

TechCrunch / 13min
Biliti Electric, a startup founded less than a year ago, wants its electric tuk tuks to become a common sight in densely packed cities in the United States. The three-wheeled, open-cabin, all-electric delivery vehicles known as the GMW Taskman are already being used in Asia and Europe, Biliti founder and CEO, Rahul Gayam said during a press conference Wednesday at the LA Auto Show. The vehicles,

Black Friday deals are finally here, and one of the best laptop deals we've seen so far is on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon . This is usually an extremely expensive laptop for professionals, but with this Black Friday laptop deal anyone can get their hands on it. Right now on Lenovo's website, you can get the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 for $999 , a whopping 59% off its list price of $2,459.

TechCrunch / 20min
The idea for Sono Motors, the company that wants to power every electric vehicle using solar power, started nine years ago in a Munich basement when two entrepreneurial 18-year-olds starting spitballing solutions to society’s dependence on fossil fuels. Jona Christians and Laurin Hahn, Sono Motors’ co-founders, weren’t that into cars, but they recognized how much transportation contributes to the

Nike Roblox Metaverse•
Engadget / 21min
Meta and Microsoft aren’t the only companies with ambitions for the metaverse. On Thursday, Nike announced a partnership with Roblox to offer a free virtual playspace called Nikeland. In its current iteration, Nikeland includes minigames such as tag, dodgeball and the floor is lava that players can check out with their friends. Mobile integration allows you to use your phone to translate real-lif

lindahall : Pierre Bayle – Scientist of the Day Pierre Bayle, a French philosopher, was born Nov. 18, 1647. read more…

TechCrunch / 27min
Zoom is great and all, but talking to a lot of two-dimensional humans on computer screens is hardly the future we were all dreaming of. PORTL agrees, and under the catchy slogan “if you can’t be there, beam there,” has carved out a new slice of the market, where you can holographically teleport your image to anywhere in the world. The company just announced that it teleported a 220-foot stack of

One of Orlando’s most popular points hotels for family trips to Disney is getting even better thanks to some luxurious new upgrades parents and kids will both love. The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa just announced its new collection of Family Suites designed to help families connect while on vacation and get more rest to feel energized for the trip. For more TPG news delivered e

Lifehacker / 37min
The traditional Thanksgiving menu is not exactly vegan friendly (or even vegetarian friendly). Nearly every dish contains cream, butter, eggs, or turkey stock, and the whole thing is centered around a large, dead bird. Read more...

300+Futurism / 41min
Holographic Camera Engineers at Northwestern University have created a powerful camera that can see through solid and opaque objects such as fog, corners, and even human flesh and bone — a device seemingly ripped from sci-fi. The camera relies on a light capture system called “synthetic wavelength holography,” according to a press release from Northwestern Engineering . It works by scattering las

How-To Geek / 41min
Google Chrome can save your website passwords and help you automatically fill them the next time you visit your sites. If you haven’t already, here’s how to enable Chrome’s built-in password manager on both your desktop and mobile. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TechCrunch / 48min
Ashish Kakran Contributor Ashish Kakran , principal at Thomvest Ventures , is a product manager/engineer turned investor who enjoys supporting founders with a balance of technical know-how, customer insights, empathy with challenges and market knowledge. In the early 2000s, most business-critical software was hosted on privately run data centers. But with time, enterprises overcame their skeptici

39Gizmodo / 54min
The United Nations climate talks ended with a pretty mixed bag of results. The good? That there was a deal at all plus a number of commitments outside what is now the Glasgow Climate Pact. But the bad piled up, too. Many of the pledges are nonbinding and a last-minute gut punch to the pact watered down language around… Read more...

Gizmodo / 1h
Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be released to the masses very soon, and considering you probably rewatched at least the original Ghostbusters and maybe even Ghostbusters II as prep, now you need something to watch afterward. No, we don’t have access to a time machine where we get another movie that continues the story… Read more...

Game & Watch Zelda•
Mashable / 1h
Video games aren't inherently toys, but our toys of the 21st century can easily offer up video games as part of their package. Nintendo gets it. The beloved Japanese game publisher and developer wowed elder fans in 2020 with the launch of Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. , a $50 handheld gaming device that's roughly the size of those old Nokia feature phones (though Nintendo's are significantly th

Short-form video apps have seen major successes, like TikTok, as well as dramatic failures, like Quibi. Now, a new app called Snax wants to offer a twist on the popular vertical video format by giving users a way to not just watch mini-movies on their mobile devices, but also interact with them. The subscription streaming service in Snax includes a growing catalog of original movies which combine

Clubhouse announced yesterday that closed captioning is now rolling out for iOS. This essential accessibility feature has been long missed from the live audio app. Without these live transcriptions, which were already the norm for competitors like Twitter Spaces , Clubhouse had rendered itself unusable to people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Now, Clubhouse can reach a broader audience. closed

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been released to lots of praise from critics and buyers alike. However, some have complained about the charging speed of the device, and Google has finally explained. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

One of our favorite things about Windows 11 is its use of rounded corners and subtle “Mica material” transparency effects. Of course, these design elements only show up in native Windows apps. But the latest Chrome release (version 96) contains an experimental UI mode that, when enabled, makes the browser fit the Windows 11 design language. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Split chores. Built-in company. Someone else’s expensive snacks for you to steal in gradual, imperceptible portions. There are a lot of compelling reasons to have roommates, but odds are your decision to live in a shared household is primarily a financial one. Read more...

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced its plans for Black Friday 2021 and they include PlayStation Store discounts on some fairly recent releases for PS4 and PS5 . In an official PlayStation Blog post , Chris Howe, the Group Manager for Content Lifecycle Marketing at SIE confirmed that PlayStation’s Black Friday deals will begin on November 19 at midnight local time, with “great deals” and

SlashGear / 1h
Today we’re going to take a little trip down memory lane with the best crossover video games in existence alongside the newest of their breed: MultiVersus. The newest game was made by Warner Bros. Games. This game showcases a collection of characters from franchises under the Warner Bros. umbrella – that means everything from Batman to Cartoon Network. If you’ve … Continue reading

Apple Car 2025 Bloomberg•
Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Tesla is deploying Starlink satellite internet dishes at Superchargers GM plans to build a military vehicle based on the Hummer EV Apple may be sharpening the focus of its long-in-development electric car . Bloomberg sources claim Apple is now shifting its attention to a fully self-driving car,

Subaru Solterra SUV•
Engadget / 1h
Following not one but two teases , Subaru has finally shared more information on its first EV, the Solterra, after the AWD crossover made an appearance at the 2021 LA Auto Show. As expected, the Solterra shares many similarities with Toyota’s upcoming bZ4X crossover . That should come as no surprise since the two automakers jointly developed the e-TNGA powertrain at the heart of both electric veh

Black Friday Apple deals are some of the hottest bargains you can find, and we just spotted an impressive discount on the 2021 iPad Pro. Amazon has the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro on sale for $999 (was $1,099) . That's a $100 discount and the lowest price we've found for the powerful tablet. Due to stock issues, Black Friday iPad deals have been difficult to find lately, but today's offer is current

smithsonianlibraries : An illustration of bryozoans from Alfred Moquin-Tandon’s The World of the Sea [1869]. Referred to in the text as an “animal moss”, these animals live in sedentary colonies and are often mistaken for plants. Full text available here .

If only the words to the kid’s song were true: Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere. Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share . Read more...

New World 1.1 Void•
SlashGear / 1h
Earlier this month, Amazon launched a public test realm for New World. Alongside that PTR launch, Amazon began testing a massive patch for New World that, among other things, added a new weapon, new enemies, and new quests to the game. Fast forward a week later and now that patch is ready for prime time, with Amazon launching it on … Continue reading

Mashable / 1h
Walmart has early Black Friday deals on Sceptre TVs as of Nov. 18 : Sceptre 55" Class 4K UHD LED TV HDR U550CV-U with impressive color and clear 4K brilliance — $248 $599.99 (save $351.99) Sceptre 50" Class 4K UHD LED TV U515CV-U has four HDMI ports, a USB port, and MHL port for endless connectivity options — $199 $499.99 (save $300.99) Sceptre 32" Class 720P HD LED TV X322BV-SR , a secondary TV

Mashable / 1h
Sure, a smartphone or tablet might be the most fun way to browse social media and chat with your friends, but when it comes time to do real schoolwork or an adult job (the horror!), you'll probably need to trade in the touchscreen for a keyboard and get at it. Unfortunately, laptops cost money, just like everything else. Their prices can quickly cross over into four-digit territory if you leap at

HBO The Gilded Age•
Mashable / 1h
It's time to scratch that Downton Abbey itch with a new show from creator Julian Fellowes. HBO released a teaser for Fellowes' The Gilded Age on HBO, starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, and more. Set in late 19th-century New York, the show follows a young woman (Louisa Jacobson) who moves in with her aunts (Baranski and Nixon). While seeking a respite from grieving her father, she finds s

Apple Car 2025 Bloomberg•
Engadget / 1h
Apple may be sharpening the focus of its long-in-development electric car . Bloomberg sources claim Apple is now shifting its attention to a fully self-driving car, not just a more conventional vehicle with semi-autonomous features. New project leader Kevin Lynch wants the very first model to drive itself, the insiders said. The company is reportedly speeding up its plans to match. Where Apple ha

Brussels Airlines New•
Brussels Airlines has unveiled an all new livery as it charts a course out of the pandemic to — hopefully — profitability. The new livery features a fresh new font with the word “brussels” now more predominant, which the airline says cements its position as the home carrier of Belgium. Another change is the tailfin: gone is the dotted “b” for Brussels Airlines, replaced with a series of red, gray

51Gizmodo / 1h
From 1991 to 2014, Dark Horse Comics churned out more than 100 different Star Wars titles. It adapted novels, helped define the Old Republic era, emblazoned much of the universe both before and after the movies, and helped define what used to be called the Expanded Universe . Now it’s going to tackle series’ canon ,… Read more...

500+Futurism / 1h
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is extremely keen on getting humanity off this planet. And that’s more important than ever given the fact that humanity is staring down the barrel of climate change, comet strikes, and dropping birth rates — not to mention, in his words, “good ol’ nuclear Armageddon.” During an appearance at the National Academies’ joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and Board on Physics

To software developers, the process of creating a hardware product can seem distinctly 1980s. Even in the most high-tech of work flows, there are tons of error-prone and potentially expensive manual, steps including spreadsheets, confusion and a general feeling of the will to live sagging away through the musty, solder-stained floorboards of the hardware development shop. Along comes Duro and the

Belkin has a new 3-in-1 wireless charger that’s tailor made for iPhone and Apple Watch owners, and that also provides MagSafe 15W charging speeds for iPhone 12 and 13, along with fast charging for the latest Apple Watch 7 series. Belikin also introduce a new standalone portable fast charger for Apple Watch that includes an integrated USB-C cable and also offers fast charge compatibility for Serie

The advertising watchdog says it is part of a wider look at the way cryptocurrency is advertised.

If you’re running a lot of different processes at the same time, you may forget which ones are running with escalated (admin) privileges. You can use Task Manager in Windows 11 to quickly find out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After a year of computer-chip shortages that continue to hammer automakers, this week Ford found a simple solution by partnering with the U.S.-based chipmaker GlobalFoundries. A move which the company hopes can help now and in the future. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Pixel 6 Update•
Enlarge / The Pixel 6 Pro. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Now that the Pixel 6 has been out for a few weeks, Google has started to address some of the common complaints about the device. First up, there's a new update out there addressing the fingerprint reader, which some people have had problems with. The November security update for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is build number "SD1A.210817.036," which this mos

Enlarge / Stream keycap (left), Forest Ring (center), Lava (right). (credit: Drop ) Artisan keycaps, with their detailed artwork crammed into their tiny box shapes, do a lot to change the feel of your keyboard. Adding the latest from keyboard enthusiast Drop, however, may just have dwarves, elves, and one particularly stringy-haired, emaciated creature after you, because it puts the ring from The

Alexa Conversation Mode•
Engadget / 1h
Chatting with Alexa could soon feel even more natural as Amazon starts rolling out the voice assistant's Conversation Mode. The feature, which the company revealed at its fall 2020 hardware event, allows a group of people to have back-and-forth communication with Alexa without having to say the wake word multiple times. Conversation Mode is debuting on the third-gen Echo Show 10 , and Amazon is r

The automaker will team with GlobalFoundries on producing and developing semiconductors, crucial parts that have been in short supply.

Mashable / 2h
You might not be ready to head back to the movie theater just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't have an amazing viewing experience at home. As of Nov. 18 , Amazon has a slew of Black Friday deals on TCL TVs and soundbars. Check out our top picks below, and read on for even more deals. BEST TV DEAL: TCL 75-inch 6-Series 4K UHD Roku smart TV , A crystal-clear QLED equipped with mini-LED technolo

Gizmodo / 2h
A deep-sea scientific expedition off the coast of Mexico has uncovered some weird stuff on the ocean floor, including six possibly newly discovered animal species of arrow worms, crustaceans, mollusks, and roundworms. The research crew also found striking hydrothermal vents fueled by geologic activity beneath the… Read more...

Engadget / 2h
I was definitely a little out of my element when I took on this review. I’m not really an arts and crafts kind of guy. Sure, I’ll do the occasional project with my four-year-old. I also like to make things (beer, music, small electronics) and generally have a pretty strong DIY streak. But I don’t really traffic in the same mediums as the traditional Cricut crowd: cardstock, fabric, vinyl, et cete

United Chase One Card•
100+The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. Chase Sapphire Preferred Card overview The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of the best-known travel rewards credit cards, featuring 5 points per dollar on travel booked through the Chase travel portal and 3 points per dollar on dining, select streaming services and online grocery store purchases (excluding Tar

Engadget / 2h
Google's second-generation Pixel Stand wasn't even an option by the time the Pixel 6 shipped, but it's here now... well, almost. The company has begun taking pre-orders for the new wireless charging dock for $79. It won't ship until mid-December, so you might want to order quickly if it's a gift for the Android enthusiast in your life. The new Pixel Stand is more monolithic than its predecessor,

Gizmodo / 2h
Speaking to scientists yesterday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk offered an update on the Starship program and how the company plans to perform around a dozen launches of the gigantic rocket next year—the first of which could come as early as January. Read more...

You loved TikTok leggings. Will you ever buy them again?

librarycompany : Foliage report from the stacks: 100% *heart eyes* T.F. Thiselton Dyer. The Folk-lore of plants (London, 1889)

After a cheap 65-inch TV that doesn't entirely skimp on the specs? This TCL QLED TV could be the one for you. With Black Friday looming its head, and plenty of Black Friday TV deals now live, it's the perfect time to nab a good discount on a capable screen such as this one, which sees the TCL C72 QLED drop to just £799 at a 65-inch size – making for a £200 saving . The C72 QLED is a TCL smart TV

Canadian Teen Crypto•
Engadget / 2h
Police in Canada say they recently arrested a teen who allegedly stole $46 million CAD (approximately $36.5 million) worth of cryptocurrency from a single individual in the US. According to authorities in Hamilton, Ontario, a city about one hour west of Toronto, the incident is the largest-ever cryptocurrency theft involving one person. The owner of the currency was the victim of a SIM swap attac

Mashable / 2h
Save 50%: The Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones are on sale for just $149 at Walmart as of Nov. 18, which is a full $149 off their list price. That's some pretty sweet savings on headphones with active noise cancellation and a battery life that just won't quit. You know the headphones buzzwords: active noise cancellation, all-day battery life, balanced sound. You also probably know the prices th

Gizmodo / 2h
Star Trek ’s legacy is built on heroes doing the kinds of things that, really, they shouldn’t: captains beaming down on missions that could get them killed, reckless, brave officers who dare first and ask questions later. It’s always been an accepted part of the narrative; Star Trek ’s leads, commanders, engineers,… Read more...

The Wheel of Time , Amazon’s first major attempt at a big-budget fantasy TV show, may not be as well known as Peter Jackson’s iconic Lord of the Rings film trilogy or HBO’s acclaimed (and then critically panned) Game of Thrones. Yet Robert Jordan's books have sold 90 million copies worldwide since January, 1990 – the same number as Game of Thrones, no less. The series clearly holds its own. For a

Gizmodo / 2h
One of the principal organizers of the #AppleToo movement is reportedly set to depart the company on Friday after reaching a settlement with the iPhone-maker over a National Labor Relations Board complaint she filed in September. Read more...

Earlier this year we learned that Chase is launching its own airport lounge network in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, a Collinson company which brings you Priority Pass and The Club lounges. We now know about 4 lounges in the pipeline. Continue reading ...

An electric vehicle is, essentially, just ‘software on wheels’, and requires lots of moving parts, not physical but, of course, virtual. That software needs to continually optimize the performance, efficiency, and safety of the EV it’s running. But a problem has arisen: Not enough auto-makers unpack their software for others to help improve it. So, the more this embedded automotive software is de

If your iPhone won’t stop dropping calls, it can be difficult to troubleshoot. After all, you can’t just switch to Cingular Wireless anymore, and without the support of the network with the fewest dropped calls, what are you supposed to do? If your issue is tied to an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, however, there is a new… Read more...

Americans Thanksgiving•
100+The Points Guy / 2h
There are several reasons why you’re likely feeling pain at the pump right now, from the price of crude oil to car rental shortages. These factors are an annoyance and a drain on your wallet. They also, unfortunately, are going to continue to be an issue during what’s expected to be a busy Thanksgiving season. And there’s some early data showing that, despite certain pandemic restrictions being l

SpaceX Musk January•
100+Futurism / 2h
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an eyebrow raising concession on Wednesday, implying that the first orbital Starship may very well explode on the launchpad. The prolific memethief spoke at the National Academies’ joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy, in a n appearance with the very creative title “SpaceX Starship Discussion.” During the talk, he outlined

Engadget / 2h
Microsoft's latest Edge update might make all the difference if you routinely struggle with laptop battery life. The company has introduced a desktop version of Edge with an efficiency mode that "significantly" lowers CPU and memory use, potentially extending your battery life at the expense of raw performance. The feature should kick in when your battery is lo, although there's also a settings t

Spotify is much more than just a music streaming service. It has a lot of social features as well, including blended playlists and followers. If you don’t want someone to see your Spotify account, you can block them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After months of waiting, the Pixel Stand (2nd Gen) is finally available for pre-order. It’s the only wireless charger that’s optimized for the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, with features like 23-watt wireless charging and a special “docked” mode that turns your Pixel phone into a smart home display. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Party Round is building software that it hopes will make the process of raising early-stage corporate capital far simpler than it is today. And the company just used its own service to raise $7 million. A host of names took part in the, well, party round , including Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six fund , Anish Acharya from a16z , along with checks from groups like Shrug Capital . Angels took par

This call goes out to all the data devotees, engineering enthusiasts, AI aficionados and machine-learning mavens. Clear your schedule on December 2, because you do not want to miss a moment of the iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021 . Connect and engage with more than 1,400 senior-level leaders who develop, deploy and fund the data solutions that power machine learning and artificial intelligence. Tap

20TechCrunch / 2h
For most of the world’s industries, sustainability is an exercise in correcting the mistakes of the past — from changing mindsets to the very machinery used. But for the fledgling cannabis industry, there is still hope. A slew of startups and industry bodies are trying to make sure that for once, an industry starts off on the right path. “What I have seen across Fortune 500 companies is, they’re

29Gizmodo / 2h
Over 10,000 John Deere workers spread out across 14 locations have ended a nearly five-week-long strike after ratifying what the United Auto Workers Union is calling a “landmark agreement.” Read more...

SlashGear / 2h
A pair of new features were added to Instagram recently with nary a peep from the company at release time. Instead, they left the features to be discovered by the masses. Today the pair of features were finally… featured… by Instagram head Adam Mosseri. This very friendly man showed both features as “hidden gems” in the most recent versions of … Continue reading

Ford GlobalFoundries•
Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images) In an effort to combat the ongoing global chip shortage , chipmaker GlobalFoundries and the Ford Motor Company have announced a "strategic collaboration" today, both via press release and coverage in The Wall Street Journal . The "non-binding agreement," according to the release, "opens the door" for GlobalFoundries to deliver more chips to Ford in the s

Enlarge (credit: Nitat Termmee | Getty Images) Before his firm’s investment in Theranos, Brian Grossman acknowledged certain risks. The company may not have its devices approved by the FDA. It might fail to deploy its machines as quickly as hoped. It might not be able to rein-in manufacturing expenses for its proprietary devices. Those gave him pause before his firm invested $96 million, but thes

77Gizmodo / 2h
Animal comedy capitalizes on the usual grace of the natural world and the inherent humor of slapstick. Since animals can’t do stand-up routines, we rely on their occasional anthropomorphics and blunders to get a laugh. Here are some of the winners of this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, which honor photographers… Read more...

Generate Biomedicines•
The drug development space is continuing to attract more and more investment. On Thursday, another major player, Generate Biomedicines, announced a $370 million Series B round. Generate Biomedicines is touting a platform-based approach to drug development, but with its own spin: a focus on proteins. Generate’s thesis is simple: Rather than making connections between targets and proteins that alre

MDR Expel Raises $140.3M•
Cybersecurity platform Expel , which specializes in threat detection and response, today announced that it has raised a $140.3 million Series E funding round co-led by Alphabet’s independent growth fund CapitalG, which also led the company’s $50 million Series D round in 2020 , and Paladin Capital Group, which led Expel’s Series A round in 2016. New investors Cisco Investments and March Capital,

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $31.99: As of Nov. 18, the Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds are only $248 — that’s $31.99 off their usual price. If you've been looking for a great pair of noise-canceling earbuds, these will do the trick. When it comes to noise-canceling earbuds, the Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Earbuds check all the boxes: true wireless, voice-calling capabilities, long battery life, and a secure fit. And they

Early Black Friday deals haven’t stopped dropping at Richer Sounds, continuing today with this £50 discount on the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround soundbar. This early Black Friday deal is for the sleek soundbar that features five speakers, producing a 550W of powerful surround sound with JBL’s own MultiBeam technology. It uses a 10-inch separate subwoofer to create a full dynamic range with a low-end punch

This deal on Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds may be the best early Black Friday deal we've seen. Amazon UK has slashed the price from £129 to £115 , and while £14 may not seem like the biggest saving it's actually £105 off the original RRP. If you're an Amazon Prime Member you can save an extra 5% by ticking the check box - bringing these earbuds down to just £109.75. (Not in the UK? Scroll down

Starbucks Amazon New York•
53Gizmodo / 3h
As part of its plan to elbow its way into every corner of commerce, Amazon has now partnered with Starbucks to open a new cashierless cafe in New York City. With around 30,000 locations, the coffee franchise represents an opportunity for Amazon’s camera-based payment system to see exponential growth if the pilot’s a… Read more...

The weird thing about franchise canon is you have to take the good with the bad. This means that Disney/Lucasfilm has spent the better part of the past decade working overtime to fix the parts of the official Star Wars storyline that, uh, don’t really work—retroactively making them at least seem better by retconning… Read more...

United Chase One Card•
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. As if the airport experience weren’t already stressful enough , passengers now have to contend with changing health and safety requirements and juggling vaccine passports and QR codes for COVID-19 tests , not to mention face masks , sanitizing products and more. Taking a few moments in an airport lounge can be just w

u-mspcoll : u-mspcoll : Join us online this Thursday 18 November at 7 pm EST for a virtual walk through a selection of artists’ books preserved in the Special Collections Research Center! Read more! Happening this evening! The SCRC has a number of artists’ books spread across our collections, from children’s books to culinary history. Join us for a virtual tour of these beautiful materials at 7pm

Alexa Conversation Mode•
Alexa is learning to have more natural conversations. Amazon today announced it’s rolling out the new “Conversation Mode” feature to its Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen.) devices which allows the virtual assistant to engage in free-flowing conversations that don’t require you to say the wake word, “Alexa.” This mode is enabled and disabled by the user via voice commands, so it can be something you only tur

Phishing TikTok Influencer•
Cybersecurity researchers have chanced upon a new phishing campaign that targets high-profile content creators on TikTok in order to wrest control of their account for nefarious purposes. Discovered by Abnormal Security, the scam involves two ploys. In one the scammers impersonate TikTok employees, and threaten the recipient with imminent account deletion due to an alleged violation of the platfo

Nightmare Alley B. Cooper•
Mashable / 3h
Guillermo Del Toro is back to his gloriously sinister camp ways with the shadowy trailer for Nightmare Alley. Cate Blanchett characteristically ruins us all as a mysterious psychiatrist who's helping a con-man called Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) to trick a business tycoon (Richard Jenkins). Blanchett's Carol co-star Rooney Mara is here too, as his love Molly, and Tony Collette plays a carniv

Mashable / 3h
Affordable automation is here: As of Nov. 18, the Roomba i3+ , iRobot's most affordable self-emptying Roomba, is on sale for $399.99 at Amazon. That's a savings of $200, or around 33%. The biggest robot vacuum news this Black Friday isn't just about cheap robot vacuums. 2021 is the year of actually affordable automatic emptying. One of our favorite self-emptying deals so far this Black Friday sea

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SAVE $56.25: The Oster roaster oven can hold a turkey up to 26 pounds, and as of Nov. 18, it's on sale for $63.74 at Amazon (original price: $119.99). Even if you have a huge kitchen, it always feels like you could use an extra oven on Thanksgiving. You've got the turkey, rolls, pies, and all the other side dishes and fixings, and your kitchen is simply not designed for cooking that much food at

Instagram Rage Shake•
Instagram has introduced a new “Rage Shake” feature that lets users shake their phones to report a problem with the app. Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced the launch of the new feature in a video on Twitter and explained how it works. “You ever use Instagram and it wasn’t working like it was supposed to? Maybe Stories didn’t load, maybe the audio wasn’t working, maybe you just couldn’t upload

Before we get started, two quick notes. We’re launching Actuator as a newsletter in a few short weeks! Make sure you’re in on the ground floor by signing up (for free!) over here. Also, t he powers that be helpfully noted that I’ve not taken any days off this year, so I’ll be doing that next week. That means, among other things, attempting to sleep in until 7AM, a couple of museum visits and no n

Five of Europe’s largest mobile operators have warned the continent risks ceding leadership in the development or OpenRAN technology unless policymakers take urgent action to bridge the gap with other parts of the world. The Radio Access Network (RAN) market has traditionally been dominated by a few major players who offer highly integrated cell sites comprising radio, hardware, and software. Thi

The Moto G200 has been unveiled and it packs the best chipset available to Android phones, plus a super-high refresh rate and other impressive specs, all for a mid-range price. Sound too good to be true? Well, not every aspect of the Moto G200 is cutting-edge, as you’ll see below. We’ve detailed the phone’s specs in full, along with information on when it will go on sale, what countries it’s set

Nvidia GeForce Now LG•
New LG TVs now support the cloud gaming service GeForce NOW, a move destined to make LG's already gamer-friendly screens even more appealing. The game-streaming service is coming to the webOS platform used on 2021 LG TVs on November 19, the company announced Thursday. The app is technically in beta, but should be fully "functional" and available through the LG content store on recent LG 4K OLED,

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There’s nothing quite like finding a piece of pop culture you connect with on a visceral level. This connection can manifest in different ways, whether it’s relating to a fictional character on screen or a real-life person with whom you share your obsession. No matter what, being a fan can show you that you’re a part… Read more...

US The Report Space•
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There’s no sex in space. At least according to NASA. When the first married couple, both NASA astronauts, flew into orbit together in 1992, the media became obsessed with whether they’d be the first couple to have sex in space. The event launched a minor scandal for the space agency, along with plenty of fodder for newspapers and magazines. Throughout the years, the agency has denied multiple tim

Memories Explore Snap Map•
Engadget / 3h
Earlier this year, Snapchat announced Map Layers , features for the Snap Map built around local content. The first two Layers, Memories and Explore, are now available to everyone. Memories will display old snaps that you captured in certain places, with the idea that it'll help you relive your favorite moments. Users will only be able to see their own memories in this Layer, which sort of builds

Southwest put its name on the map in 2021. Literally. The airline expanded to 18 new markets in 2021, ranging from new but unsurprising destinations like Mexican resort towns, to unexpected markets like Syracuse, New York (SYR), and Bellingham, Washington (BLI). Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! The airline’s growth was fueled partly by the

MultiVersus Arya Stark•
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MultiVersus , Warner Bros .’ forthcoming free-to-play video game, is one of the many attempts that companies have made at recreating the madcap perfection of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros., a multiplayer fighter built on the premise of mashing up characters from different franchises as part of a wholly new, out-of-canon… Read more...

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If you had “my shower head needs a small turbine, a Bluetooth connection, an app and a fine-spray mist” on your 2021 bingo card, congratulations, you win the prize. The prize is knowing that Hai exists — and this fine news story, which will tell you all about how the company raised $6 million to get all up in your biz. And we’ll probably have some good, clean fun — i.e. shower puns — thrown in fo

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has revealed a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 100,000 current and former employees. The U.S. pizza chain, which has more than 250 locations across 32 states, confirmed the incident in a data breach notification posted this week. The company said it learned of a “disruption” to its systems on September 15 and moved to “immediately s

Shark's AI Robot Vacuum is up there with the best robot vacuums you can buy in 2021, and the brand itself is offering some great exclusive deals on two different versions of the innovative cleaning hardware. You can now pick up the Shark AI Robot Vacuum for just $299.60 (down from $399.60) at , or go one better and save $200 on the XL Self-Empty Base version (now $449.80, down from $649

Working with images in Microsoft Word isn’t necessarily difficult, but there are some tricks to positioning your pictures. If you have two or more images that you want to overlap with each other, we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Back in August, Plex users got a small (and unexpected) dose of customization options with the launch of “Modern UI.” Now, Plex is going even further with Color Themes, a set of colorful new skins for the Plex interface. There’s just one thing missing from Color Themes—the option to design your own. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

UK US Nvidia Arm Months•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The US has raised potential objections to Nvidia’s controversial acquisition of the UK chip design company Arm from SoftBank, adding a fresh hurdle to a deal that has already stirred up serious opposition on the other side of the Atlantic. News that American regulators shared European concerns came a day after the UK launched an in-depth investigation into the trans

Halo Infinite Battle Pass•
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It’s been a pretty wild week for Halo fans. Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer launched earlier this week, going live three weeks before it was originally expected to. While the reaction so far seems fairly positive, there have been some gripes from the player base and critics alike, with many focusing on slow battle pass progression as one of the primary concerns. … Continue reading

From cars to planes, the future of transportation is already here—and is changing rapidly. Software engineering is increasingly central to both the development and maintenance of all kinds of vehicles. That means more people need to start thinking like systems engineers. Dale Tutt, vice president of aerospace and defense industry for Siemens Software, says this means companies must offer more tra

In addition to staying at Hotel Fiester Hannes (near my aunt’s house), we also spent a couple of nights at the 268-room Hyatt Regency Mainz . I last reviewed this hotel over a decade ago, and based on my experience, I don’t need to return for another decade. Interesting side note — this is the layover hotel where the three Cathay Pacific cargo pilots who tested positive for coronavirus stayed ( t

As machine learning becomes a more integral part of running businesses, the model-building process still requires iteration and experimentation. Comet has created an entire platform to get models from idea to product, and today the company announced a $50 million Series B. The investment comes on the heels of the company’s $13 million A round in April. OpenView led the round with participation fr

Microsoft US DoD Azure•
The US National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) has selected Microsoft and Qualcomm to build custom chips for the US military, the government agency announced Thursday - part of its efforts to ensure that the US Department of Defense (DoD) has home-grown access to the latest chip-making tech. Microsoft explains that historically the security requirements associated with developing microel

UK US Cyber Review•
Combined "enduring" operations will use the "full range of capabilities", the two nations say.

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The new trailer for Guillermo del Toro ’s next film has arrived, and boy... Nightmare Alley looks good. It also has a hell of a cast, but there’s so much going on it’s difficult to parse what’s happening in the final trailer for the film other than it’s set in the first half of the 20th century, Bradley Cooper appears… Read more...

United Chase One Card•
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Picking the best travel rewards credit cards can be challenging. Each one offers different perks, and this is especially true for premium cards. And because issuers keep upping the ante by launching new cards, adding benefits and sometimes hiking annual fees, there’s more competition than ever. Today, we’re going to

Ford GlobalFoundries•
Engadget / 4h
Ford thinks it has a solution to ongoing car chip shortages : make a deal with one of the world's largest chipmakers. CNBC reports the badge has unveiled a "strategic collaboration" with GlobalFoundries that will boost chip manufacturing and development in the US to improve supply for Ford and other domestic car producers. The non-binding arrangement will have GlobalFoundries look into solutions

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Even with the many music streaming options to choose from these days, Spotify is still the king for millions of users. While the app is enjoying a long, successful run, it hasn’t shined in every category. Real-time lyrics have been notably absent from Spotify’s features for some time now, as competing services like… Read more...

EU German European Union•
The battle between the appetites of European Union Member States’ governments to retain their citizens’ data — for fuzzy, catch-all “security” purposes — and the region’s top court, the CJEU, which continues to defend fundamental rights by reiterating that indiscriminate mass surveillance is incompatible with general principles of EU law (such as proportionality and respect for privacy) — has led

Register now We had a blast hosting trivia at last year’s TPG Awards — so we decided to bring it back this year. But if you want to participate, you only have a few hours left to register. Tonight, we’ll be hosting another round of TPG’s Night of Giveaways, a fun-filled evening of trivia as we wrap up the 2021 TPG Awards. It’s been a busy few weeks here at The Points Guy, with an array of award a

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Hulu UHS Online Holiday•
This summer, Netflix launched its own shopping site that allowed fans to purchase apparel, accessories and other lifestyle products from their favorite shows, like “Stranger Things.” Now, Hulu is doing the same thing. The Disney-owned streamer announced the launch of Shop Hulu , which will feature limited-edition collections of apparel and lifestyle products from Hulu Originals and other titles i

Halo Infinite FPS Xbox•
Halo Infinite guides (Image credit: Microsoft) How to download Halo Infinite on Xbox and PC Halo Infinite multiplayer challenges not working? Here’s how to fix it How to fix Halo Infinite bluescreen error Halo Infinite Season 1 – everything you need to know Halo multiplayer is, traditionally, very difficult to break into – and if you’re not using the best controller settings, you’re only making i

Engadget / 4h
Apple announced a 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro chip a month ago, and some solid deals are already starting to pop up. A model with a 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is on sale on Amazon for $2,399 , which is $100 off the regular price. Buy 16-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon - $2,399 Granted, that's not a massive discount, but it's bigger than a previous drop of $50 . Gi

During the pandemic I took a break from applying for new credit cards. I wasn't spending as much money (harder to meet minimum spend), I wasn't sure what my immediate points needs were going to look like (so which to apply for), and banks were initially stricter on approvals (it wasn't clear who would still have a job). As a result I found myself under 5/24 and eligible for Chase rewards cards ag

Of the top 10 countries for health tech VC investment (between 2016-2021 YTD), the U.S. leads globally with $31.9 billion in VC investment so far this year, according to new research. In second place was China with $4.1 billion, while the U.K. comes in third with $3.8 billion. U.K. health tech investment has risen from just $420 million in 2016, an increase of nine times, whilst U.S. investment h

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If you’re a fan of director Edgar Wright’s 2004 zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead , you need to check out Clark Collis’s upcoming book You’ve Got Red On You , an in-depth look at the making of the pop culture phenomenon. The book features everything a Shaun of the Dead superfan could possibly want, including interviews with Wright, producer Nira Park, cast members Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and man

Lopez Marry Me O. Wilson•
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What do you do if you're one of the biggest pop stars in the world and your live streamed marriage concert goes off the rails? Just marry one of the random concertgoers, of course! That's the premise of the upcoming romantic comedy Marry Me , which features the mother of all odd couples, music superstar Kat (Jennifer Lopez) and math teacher Charlie (Owen Wilson), in a fake relationship that will

Holiday Inn Express•
There are few hotel brands as recognizable as Holiday Inn Express. From New York City’s bustling Chelsea neighborhood to Hong Kong and even the dusty, windswept plains of my humble hometown in Levelland, Texas, the hotel brand can be found dotting maps the world over . Now, celebrating its 30th anniversary, Holiday Inn Express has reached a huge milestone: It’s opened more than 3,000 hotels. For

Austin, Texas, is becoming the new home for large companies (Tesla), investors and startups alike. It is now also the new home for Tim Draper’s newest initiative to help support early-stage founders: Draper Startup House Accelerator Program. Backed by Draper, of course, the program will launch in April 2022. As founder of the famed Silicon Valley venture capital firm known as Draper Fisher Jurvet

Microsoft pushed out a new version of its Whiteboard application based on WebView in September 2021, and it wasn’t exactly greeted with love and admiration by users. Fortunately, Microsoft heard the complaints and has decided to revert the app to a previous version. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tech gifts don’t have to be big, pricey, and showy. Instead, you can find some fantastic little gadgets that make for great stocking stuffers. We’ve picked out some of the best to make your late-minute shopping that much easier! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Siri is no one’s favorite virtual assistant, and if it’s also always pronouncing your name wrong, it’s doing little to endear itself to you. As recently as iOS 14, you could let Siri know its pronunciation was incorrect, and tell it the correct way to say your (or another contact’s) name. This method has been removed… Read more...

Xbox Phil Spencer Industry•
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Replaying the favorite video games of your youth isn’t as easy as re-reading a loved book or re-watching a movie you’ve already seen 100 times. And Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Gaming, thinks that’s a problem the games industry needs to address by embracing emulation with open arms. Read more...

Travel is back, at least according to experts who say travel bookings for over the Thanksgiving holiday are showing to be even higher than pre-pandemic levels. Anyone who loves travel or is that friend who always plans the best vacations, Fora has a tool for you. The company was co-founded by onefinestay’s Evan Frank, Virtuoso agency owner Henley Vazquez and entrepreneur Jake Peters, to redefine

Priority Pass Lounge Amex•
200+The Points Guy / 4h
Credit card issuers compete on a lot of fronts, but the one heating up the most at the moment is airport lounges . Although American Express remains the undisputed heavyweight in this arena with its Global Lounge Collection , Capital One made a foray into the field with the recent opening of its first airport lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). We also learned earlier this year that Chase would wa

Starbucks NYC Amazon•
Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Amazon says it will stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards on January 19th Starlink’s new rectangular satellite broadband dish is smaller and lighter than before Starbucks has teamed up with Amazon to open a cashierless store in NYC. The new location — at 59th Street between Park & Lexi

SpaceX Musk January•
Engadget / 4h
SpaceX's hopes for a timely Starship orbital flight haven't gone according to plan , to put it mildly, but there might be hope on the horizon. According to TechCrunch , Elon Musk told a joint meeting of space research boards that his company is aiming for the first Starship orbital flight in January 2022. The chief executive was quick to admit there was a "lot of risk" and that SpaceX might not s

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Get a look at Kate Bishop and her friends in some new Hawkeye character posters. Doctor Who teases a dire season finale. Legends of Tomorrow gets riveting. Plus, what’s next on Yellowjackets and Batwoman . Spoilers now! Read more...

U.S. fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen priced its IPO at $28 per share yesterday. Selling 13 million shares in its IPO, the company’s early gross proceeds from the transaction total $364 million, before taking shares reserved for its underwriting banks into account. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on TechCrunch+ or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturd

Remote Accor Cooper•
Most developers are still opting to work from home despite many businesses looking to re-open offices following the worst of the pandemic, a new survey has found. As part of its annual Octoverse survey, Github polled over 40,000 developers on its platform that boasts of over 73 million users, and discovered that 2021 only helped cement the paradigm shift to remote and hybrid work environments. Wh

14S UAE Huawei’s SD•
This week, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced the launch of its new Super Device Smart Office products in the UAE. The devices, which include the Huawei MateBook 14s and Huawei MateBook 13s, the Huawei MateView GT 27”, the Huawei PixLab X1 printer and more. Like their previously launched Super Device products, here too, the products are focused on seamless integration. The only differ

TSLoCG Sex Lives College•
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College is supposed to be the best years of your life — which may or may not be true (it's okay to peak later), but it's undeniably an exciting new chapter. For many, college is their first time away from home and family, a chance for reinvention and independence, no matter what you choose to do with it. College stories, a dime a dozen in Hollywood, tend to be fairly formulaic, but HBO Max's The

Last week I asked you all for your favorite, non-negotiable, I-will-flip-a-table-if-it’s-omitted side dishes and, unsurprisingly, you had some opinions. Everyone was, however, very polite, which I appreciated because people can get heated about potatoes, gravy, and casseroles. Read more...

Travel American•
Travelers at Palm Beach International Airport can now speed through security with the addition of Clear at PBI. The expedited security program launches at its fourth Florida airport on Nov. 17, continuing the company’s growth across the Sunshine State. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . “Beginning today, Clear will have three expedited secur

Fourthwall Phil DeFranco•
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Let’s say you’re a YouTube star — honestly, it’s not impossible, given that now, some estimate that over 20,000 YouTubers have at least 1 million subscribers. You’re going to monetize through YouTube ads, probably, but you might also sell merch, run a Patreon membership, or write a subscription-only newsletter. More and more startups like Fourthwall are emerging to help creators consolidate their

There’s a new competitor in the hotly contested aviation market in the Northeast — and no, it’s not a new airline. Instead, that title goes to American Airlines and JetBlue, who’ve teamed up as part of their new Northeast Alliance to better compete against Delta and United, two of the largest airlines in the region. Since announcing the partnership in July 2020, the two airlines have already adde

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Warsaw-based Packhelp has been riding the boom in ecommerce and on-demand delivery to scale a business that helps even the smallest brands wrap their wares in eye-catching custom packaging, while counting giants like H&M and UberEats among its customers, too. Since being founded back in 2015 — launching its custom packaging design platform in 2016 — Packhelp says it’s attracted more than 50,000 c

As Chinese enterprises look to upgrade their infrastructure and implement new digital services, the demand for cloud storage in the country is growing significantly, new figures have claimed. A new report from GlobalData estimates the total addressable market size of the Chinese data center and hosting services, when it comes to enterprise spending opportunity, will grow at a compound annual grow

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The early Black Friday sales we saw on Google smart home devices are back just about a week before we get to Black Friday proper. And there are a few other devices included this time around — like Google's new Pixel 6 smartphone , which is $100 off at Best Buy if you buy and activate today, or $50 off if you activate later. Regardless of which you choose, those are the best sales we've seen on th

Formstack $425M PSG•
Platforms that bring more automation to the working environment, and platforms that are empowering more people to get involved in building tools to help themselves work, have equally seen a huge rise in usage in the last year and a half. Today, a company that ties both of those trends together — with a no-code platform designed to help build automated workflows for different tasks — is announcing

App Android Google•
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The privacy-focused tech company's latest update promises to block invasive data collection across your whole phone.

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All clothing loses its water resistance over time. Here's how to get it back, so you don't have to buy new outerwear.

Nreal Glasses US Verizon•
Engadget / 5h
After debuting in Korea last year , Nreal’s Light mixed reality glasses are finally making their way to the US. Starting on November 30th, 20 Verizon stores nationwide will begin selling the device, with online availability to follow on December 2nd. The carrier will sell the glasses for $599, and while you can use them with either an Android or iOS device, Nreal says you’ll get the best experien

Subaru Solterra Toyota•
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The launch of a new electric SUV isn’t exactly a rare occasion these days, but the 2023 Toyota bZ4X and 2023 Subaru Solterra are worth some attention nonetheless. Sibling EVs based on Toyota’s e-TNGA platform, the promise is affordability along with flexibility when each arrives midway through next year. For Toyota, it’ll be the first all-electric model it offers in … Continue reading

Stytch $90M Coatue•
Stytch , an API-first passwordless authentication startup, has secured $90 million in Series B funding, pushing the company over the $1 billion valuation line. The investment, led by Coatue Management LLC with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Thrive Capital and Index Ventures, comes just four months after Stytch raised $30M Series A at a valuation somewhere around $200 mil

If you’ve used a Mac, you might have heard of “Finder.” But what is it, why do you need it, and how do you use it? We’ll explain. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Picture this: a smart notebook that lets you upload your written notes to your cloud service of choice. And after you write down what you need to, you can erase it and start from a blank slate. Rocketbook’s Fusion journal sounds too good to be true, but I promise it’s not. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Electronics are among some of the best, most-coveted gifts, but top-of-the-line tech isn’t cheap. Here’s a look at the best time to buy electronics for those on your gift list (or for yourself) before the holiday season passes us by. Read more...

2021 has been a monumental year for credit cards. This year, issuers launched some of the most exciting new credit cards to appear in ages, including the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card , the Citi Custom Cash℠ Card and the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card . It was also the year of reinvention. Faced with increasing competition to retain cardholders, issuers refreshed many of their ex

In a joint advisory, top cybersecurity authorities from the US, UK, and Australia have pointed fingers at Iran-backed threat actors for ongoing attacks that exploit multiple Microsoft Exchange and Fortinet vulnerabilities . According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the Unite

Doorvest this morning announced a $39 million funding event, including $14 million worth of equity financing and a $25 million credit facility. The latter makes sense given the startup’s business model, namely helping consumers buy and manage rental properties. M13 led the round (not to be confused with M12 , Microsoft’s venture arm, or M25 , the Midwest-focused firm), with participation from Muc

EasyHealth, a startup focused on navigating the Medicare experience, announced a $135 million Series A round on Thursday. EasyHealth has a simple purpose: to help enroll, and follow-up with (more on this later), people eligible for Medicare. But the bigger picture is that the company is aiming to fill a major “information gap” facing insurance companies along the way. EasyHealth was founded in 20

nTopology Tiger Global•
Software for hardware design is all the rage in the VC funding world these days. Following recent rounds from Flux and Bild, nTopology just announced a sizable series D of $65 million. The funding round led by Tiger Global (who else) brings the New York-based firm’s total funding to $135 million. Existing investors Root Ventures, Canaan Partners, Haystack and Insight Partners also participated in

London-based Gravitiq is the latest e-commerce roll-up company, or aggregator, that has attracted a large amount of initial funding. It is buying and scaling Amazon marketplace brands in the digitally-native, consumer e-commerce healthcare sector. The company announced today $55 million of seed investment in a mix of equity and debt (the company declined to disclose the breakdown), from a group o

BrightDrop MF Merchants•
General Motors’ BrightDrop has scored a second customer for its EV410 electric delivery vans: fleet management company Merchants Fleet, which said Thursday that it had placed an order for 5,400 of the mid-sized electric vans. The new order is in addition to Merchants’ previous commitment to purchase 12,600 of BrightDrop’s flagship EV600 van. The total order, which now stands at 18,000 vehicles, i

Laptops and workstations for creatives are amongst the most expensive hardware on the market, which is what makes finding one in the Black Friday deals so special. This Asus VivoBook X513EA was already a great, affordable laptop for content creators, but it just got even cheaper at Currys, knocking the price from £599 to £399, saving you 1/3 off the retail price. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for d

Qualcomm Apple M1 2023•
Qualcomm is looking to take the current computing hardware industry head-on, announcing its plans for a next-generation Arm-based SoC “designed to set the performance benchmark for Windows PCs” and claiming that it's "very well positioned to be the preferred platform for PCs, in the inevitable transition to ARM." As reported by PC Gamer , Qualcomm chief officer Dr. James Thompson announced plans

Spotify is making it easy to find the lyrics to your favorite songs, as the company is rolling out a feature that lets you view lyrics to tons of songs right in the app. It was available in some countries, but now it’s out worldwide. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Travel American•
100+The Points Guy / 6h
I’m a big proponent of vaccines, masks and COVID-19 testing. (If you don’t like that, feel free to stop reading now. Seriously.) In the past two weeks, I’ve taken two trips out of the United States – my first since the pandemic. And in both cases, I’ve been baffled by the COVID-19 testing procedures. The most recent came during a one-night trip to Montreal to meet with some Air Canada executives.

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An Alienware executive once told me that Alienware would never make a thin and light gaming notebook, because the company preferred to deliver systems with good value and performance without compromising on thermals. But that exec doesn’t work at Alienware anymore, and after years of waiting for a system I thought… Read more...

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. If you’re an American Airlines elite looking to get upgraded on a flight within North America, you should understand how the airline’s “500-mile upgrade” system works. While it may seem self-explanatory — after all, “500-mile” is in the name — the system has a set of conditions you’ll want to know about. For instance, unlike systemwi

SlashGear / 6h
Jeep has offered some details on the 2022 Renegade crossover SUV. The automaker says Renegade still has best-in-class off-road capability, the ability to experience open-air driving, and fuel-efficient powertrains. The standard engine is a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a nine-speed automatic transmission, promising performance on and off the road. New for 2022 is the Renegade Altitude

Mom-and-pop corner store owners in Latin America manage relationships with over 100 different suppliers, on average, often traveling long distances to pick up inventory, so they aren’t able to regularly restock. Most of these relationships are largely managed manually and on paper, but Chiper developed an e-commerce ecosystem for corner stores that is shifting that relationship into the digital r

The Xbox Wireless Headset is one of the best Xbox Series X headsets you can buy today, but retailers have struggled to keep it in stock. This early Black Friday deal from Currys is not only notable for the fact there’s a small discount to be had, then, but also because you can actually buy the Xbox Wireless Headset. Using the code ‘GAMINGFND3’ at checkout, you can get the Xbox Wireless Headset fo

View of an advertising card for C.R. Mabley, depicting a woman and girl at the beach. Printed on front: “It’s a wise child that knows its own mother at the sea side. Go way from me! C.R. Mabley, clothing, custom tailoring, shoes, hats, gents’ furnishings, trunks, Detroit.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Engadget / 6h
Roku not only launched a new $15 streaming player yesterday , it's discounting some other products ahead of Black Friday. The best deal is on the Roku Streambar , designed to help you upgrade your TV's streaming capability and sound without spending too much cash. It's now on sale for $80 at Roku's online store, a steep $50 off the regular $130 price. Buy Roku Streambar at Roku - $80 In our Engad

Kandji Tiger Global•
38TechCrunch / 6h
Kandji , the startup building an Apple device management business, has been doing pretty well for itself with rapdily growing revenue, a fat valuation and lots of investment capital rolling in. Today, the company announced a $100 million Series C on an $800 million valuation, up 10x in the last year when the company did its $21 million Series A . It quickly followed with a $60 million Series B la

Ed Sheeran Pokémon•
22Mashable / 6h
In what may be the least expected collaboration of 2021, Pokémon Go is joining forces with singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran for an in-game performance. That's right: Starting Monday Nov. 22 at 11:00 a.m. PT, players will be able to access songs from Sheeran via the in-game News section in the app. The two day celebration will also feature an influx of water type starter Pokémon (Sheeran's favourite,

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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Satellites orbiting the Earth today are fitted with thrusters to help them achieve the desired orbit and stay there. Today, the thrusters aboard the satellites rely on electricity used to ionize and push xenon particles for thrust. As xenon atoms are ionized, they can build thrust due to their weight. The challenge with utilizing xenon for thrust board satellites is … Continue reading

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From dimming the screen brightness to switching on airplane mode to carrying around a portable charger, keeping a smartphone battery alive as long as possible between charges is a challenge that we’ve faced for as long as smartphones have been around. With the many upgrades we’ve seen from smartphones over the years,… Read more...

Wi-Fi Wi 6E iPhone•
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Are you struggling to get a signal in your home or office? Switch to Wi-Fi calling for clearer chats.

Europe US Wood Source•
30Wired / 6h
Europe is betting big on wood to replace coal, but the industry is taking heat for stoking carbon emissions and air pollution.

63Wired / 6h
As companies shut down their aging 3G equipment to make room for 5G networks, older devices like phones, alarm systems, and wearables will lose functionality.

US The Report Space•
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The cosmos is turning into the playground for entrepreneurs, so the outdated legal spacescape needs to directly address space pollution.

Carro $20M Brands•
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Brands are always looking for new ways to get in front of potential customers, but though influencer marketing has grown, it’s still not so easy for brands to find the right person. That’s where Carro comes in. David Perry and Jason Goldberg co-founded the company in 2015 and built a cross-store selling and influencer commerce platform that is used by more than 7 million influencers and 30,000 br

Cortex Sequoia SRE•
Cortex , a startup that helps engineering teams get improved visibility into the Rube Goldberg machine that is their microservices architecture and improve their overall development practices around it, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital, which led the company’s $2.5 million seed round . A number of angel investors, incl

Google Chrome Windows 11•
Google’s latest version of its Chrome browser comes with an interesting change that lets you experience a bit of Microsoft’s Windows 11 redesign in Windows 10 – namely rounded corners. As Windows Latest spotted, Google has just pushed out Chrome 96 which comes with an experimental flag that any user can switch on if they wish. This gives Chrome menu boxes rounded corners rather than straight edge

Seedboxes offer a high-performance solution when it comes to participating in peer-to-peer BitTorrent file-sharing services. If you spend a lot of time downloading and uploading files on BitTorrent, you should seriously consider setting up a dedicated seedbox. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When connecting to remote Git repositories like Github, you usually have two connection options—HTTPS or SSH. Both have their uses, and while SSH is generally considered more secure, the question is a little more complicated than that. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Starbucks Amazon New York•
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Starbucks has teamed up with Amazon to open a cashierless store in NYC. The new location — at 59th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues — will combine the Starbucks app's order ahead feature with Amazon's Just Walk Out technology. In fact, the store sounds a like a cross between the cafe and the Amazon Go store, which served as the launching pad for the e-commerce giant's cashierless tech expe

As Windows 11 continues to be updated on many PCs and tablet devices since its launch in October, users are now becoming familiar with what the new release brings and how it benefits them. Yet Microsoft is taking the same approach in how Windows 10 was updated over the years, with seasonal updates that look to enhance the functionality of Windows 11 even more. While some are awaiting Android apps

In another bold move to try and undercut Amazon Web Services ( AWS ), Cloudflare has decided to drop all egress data transfer fees in its Workers Unbound and Durable Objects offerings. The company says its serverless compute platform will be dropping the fees “that act as a tax on developers”, while at the same time including new features to help developers build more complex applications without

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Polaris is famous for its fast and powerful RZR family of side-by-sides that are made for exploring off-road and going fast. The company has revealed new side-by-sides that it says are the most powerful, strongest, and advanced it has ever developed. The new models slot into the RZR family and bring more performance to the line. RZR Pro R has … Continue reading

The UK government has named five projects that have scored public funding under a ‘tech safety’ challenged announced in September — when the Home Office said it wanted to encourage the tech industry and academia to develop novel AI/scanning technologies that could be implemented on end-to-end encrypted (e2ee) services to detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM). A number of mainstream messaging

OTA Insight SE $80M•
Travel and tourism, two of the hardest-hit industries in the Covid-19 pandemic, are slowly starting to show some signs of recovery. Now, OTA Insight — a company that builds business intelligence tools for one of the key sectors in that space, hotels — is announcing a round of funding as it too picks up more business on the upswing. The company has raised $80 million, a Series B led by Spectrum Eq

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. Rakuten is my favorite online shopping portal, given that you can earn Amex Membership Rewards points with it. Rakuten has just introduced a best-ever bonus

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Are you looking for a full body workout at home? Or an exercise machine that just doesn’t take up too much space? Either way, a rowing machine is a solid choice. Luckily, there are plenty of rowing machines out there — plus, a variety of price points, sizes, and specifications. We’ve done most of the work for you, so we can get you off the computer and onto your rower in no time. You can thank us

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This isn’t exactly new information, but we’ll reiterate it anyway: running is hard. Unless you're one of those rare, confusing individuals who can just get up and run a half marathon, the act of hauling oneself up off the sofa is effort enough. Never mind pounding the pavement for a few miles or more. So, it’s worth spending some money — sometimes big bucks — on some gear that makes running as ea

Amazon’s cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) has added support for streaming Linux apps to its AppStream service, which could previously only stream Windows apps. The AppStream service enables users to stream individual graphical apps, and even entire desktops to a remote PC using either a web browser or through the Windows client. “With this launch, you can now stream Linux app

If you've been biding your time, waiting for Black Friday broadband deals to appear, your patience has paid off. TalkTalk has just cut its costs to offer one of the best broadband discounts we've seen for a while. As part of the early Black Friday sales, you can currently get TalkTalk's Fibre 65 plan for only £20 a month. That price secures you speeds averaging 67Mb and you'll also get a £75 vouc

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You’ll soon be able to repair parts of your iPhone yourself, without going to an approved service center. In a major shift in policy for Apple, the company is launching a Self Service Repair program that will let you repair products yourself using official Apple parts and tools. It’ll launch in the US in early 2022 (rolling out later that year for other countries) and will initially give the reso

The Apple HomePod mini smart speaker has been given a rare price cut, bringing it down to its lowest price. In the US, B&H has slashed the price of the wireless speaker from $99.99 to $94.99 , saving you $5. Meanwhile, UK buyers can get HomePod mini for just £89, with both Very and John Lewis knocking £10 off the original price ahead of Black Friday . (Not in the US or UK? Scroll down for the bes

Kia EV9 Electric SUV•
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South Korean automaker Kia has debuted its newest EV9 Concept SUV at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. Hot on the heels of its Hyundai SEVEN Concept platform twin – which also premiered recently at the LA Auto Show – the EV9 Concept is forging the same path as Kia’s best-selling Telluride in the design aspect. Whereas the Hyundai SEVEN … Continue reading

Ghostbusters Afterlife•
Want to see Ghostbusters: Afterlife ? You're not alone. The latest entry in the Ghostbusters franchise may have been met by a mixed reception, but those keen to see for themselves – or simply immune to the warnings of critics – may still want to know how, where, and when they can watch the film. It's just come out in cinemas in the US and UK, though the more cautious among you may be wondering wh

Early Black Friday deals haven’t stopped rolling in over at Richer Sounds, and it continues today with an incredible £400 discount off one of our highest-rated soundbars ever ; the Sennheiser Ambeo. Don’t miss this amazing early Black Friday deal to grab one of the best soundbars on the market, which has 13 independent drivers - six woofers and three tweeters in front, plus an additional tweeter

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"I'm so sorry but I don't agree with your opinion, but thank you so much for sharing with us." Lady Gaga just showed us the most respectful, most generous way to disagree with someone's opinion. During a game of "Unpopular Opinion" with Greg James on BBC Radio 1, the House of Gucci star considered listeners' opinions about everything from the correct way to sit in a bathtub, to a fear of jelly (t

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Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. The premise for Marvel’s Hit-Monkey is gloriously insane: A Japanese snow monkey (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) teams up with the ghost of an assassin named Bryce (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) to take down the people who massacred his entire tribe. You wouldn’t expect this bonkers revenge story to m

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America Ferrera has campaigned for 13 years to make underrepresented voices heard at the voting booth, spending years on the ground fighting voter suppression . She co-founded Harness following the 2016 presidential election, an organisation that activates a community of cultural organizers, and launched her own Instagram series to demystify the American voting process . The actor, director, exec

Instagram Rage Shake•
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You know the feeling when Instagram just isn't cooperating — maybe it's a bug, maybe it's slow. But you just can't post the pictures you've been waiting to share all day. Yes, we've probably all been there. So in an effort to give users an emotive solution, Instagram has introduced "Rage Shake," a colourful new feature to gain feedback from its users. The feature will allow people to literally sh

Spotify Time Lyrics•
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After testing the feature in the US and elsewhere, Spotify has launched synchronized song lyrics for users around the world, the company announced . The new feature is coming to the "majority" of Spotify tracks for both free and premium users, and will be powered in-app by Musixmatch . The feature will work across iOS and Android devices, desktop, TV and consoles. To use it, you tap on the "Now P

Spotify Time Lyrics•
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After years of ignoring consumer demand for in-app lyrics, particularly in the U.S., Spotify announced today it will make a new Lyrics feature available to all global users, both Free and Premium, across platforms. The feature is powered by lyrics provider Musixmatch , and expands on a prior deal Spotify had with the company to offer lyrics to users in India, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Las

Brussels Airlines New•
Brussels Airlines has just revealed the details of a major rebranding, including the introduction of a new livery. Brussels Airlines’ new livery Brussels Airlines, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, has just unveiled a new livery. This new livery is supposed to confirm the carrier’s “position in the market as Belgium’s home carrier.” As the company describes this: The new livery features a new

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You’ll no longer have an excuse to mess up the lyrics of every song. Spotify is finally adding a live lyrics feature, so all you have to do is play a song to finally find out if Taylor Swift is singing about “Starbucks lovers” (the answer, sadly, is no). Read more...

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Last week nearly 200 countries agreed to take key steps to tackle the climate crisis. Here's what you need to know.

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The company has contracts to detect corrosion on Navy ships and help maintain Air Force jets. Now it wants to bid for a lucrative cloud contract.

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The oil producing nation is learning what happens after a country fills its roads with electric vehicles.

Wake-on-LAN (WoL) is an old-school technique that network administrators have used for years to remotely turn on PCs on the same network without sidling up to them. You can use it at home, too. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Syft is a CLI utility that generates a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for container images. An SBOM is a catalogue of dependencies used by your image. It gives you visibility into the “materials” that form your image’s filesystem. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Google Meet Backgrounds•
Google is set to push out an update for video conferencing platform Meet that expands upon the popular virtual backgrounds feature. In a new blog post , the company unveiled a collection of “immersive backgrounds”, which feature subtle animations that add an additional level of realism. These virtual backgrounds also come with a range of different seasonal effects (snow, rain etc.). Separately, G

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Researchers at the University of Sydney have worked with Breakthrough Initiatives, Saber Astronautics, and NASA’s JPL to propose a mission to discover planets that are potentially habitable orbiting Alpha Centauri. The proposed mission would be a new space telescope called TOLIMAN, the Arabic name for Alpha Centauri taken from antiquity. Alpha Centauri is the closest star to Earth outside of … Co

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SAVE 62%: Stay connected, set alarms and timers, display your favourite photos, and so much more with the Echo Show 8 . For a limited time, refurbished devices are on sale for $49.99 at Woot — save $80 on list price. We know you're probably planning on searching for the best Amazon device deals on, well, Amazon, but we're here to tell you that there are even better deals at Woot. Yes, Woot is own

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SAVE 52%: Control just about everything in your home with just your voice, thanks to the Amazon Smart Plug . For a limited time, it's on sale for just $11.99 at Woot — saving you 52% for Black Friday. Strap in guys, because this deal expires at midnight on Nov. 18. We haven't got any time to waste, so we'll get straight to the details without delay. The Amazon Smart Plug is on sale for just $11.9

Having loud music or other sounds interrupt a video call could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new Microsoft Teams update. The video conferencing service has announced it is working on an upgrade that it claims will detect music automatically, and suppress it so that your audio feed is not affected. The company is using machine learning-based noise suppression tools to detect non-speech s

iRobot Air Company Aeris•
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A week ago, we were discussing iRobot’s smart home ambitions as they pertain to the company’s work with Amazon. The company has been highlighted these plans bit by bit over the past couple of years, in the hopes of unlocking Roomba’s potential as a kind of smart home missing link. Today the company takes a bit of a surprising next step, with the acquisition of Aeris Cleantec AG, a Swiss company b

If you're looking to improve your home office Wi-Fi with a new mesh router this Black Friday , then Amazon UK may have an ideal deal for you. The site has revealed a welcome discount on the TP-Link Deco X20, one of the best-rated Mesh Wi-Fi systems around today, which is now just £79.99 , down from its previous price of £91.76, a saving of 12%. Note that this is an Amazon Renewed product, meaning

It's been a long time since we've had any consistent Nintendo Switch OLED stock in the UK. But our patience has been rewarded as Very now has a wide selection of bundles available to buy. All of their Nintendo Switch OLED bundles are ready to dispatch before Christmas and start from £349.98. These feature games such as Animal Crossing New Horizons, Metroid Dread, Mario Kart 8 and both new Pokémon

Startups geared towards men’s sexual health have been doing a brisk trade for a few years now. But while the early wave of tech businesses mostly aimed to provide (easier) access to pharmaceuticals for treating health issues like erectile dysfunction (e.g. Roman ), perhaps also offering hormone tests and bespoke vitamins claimed to reduce hair loss or boost libido ( Manual ) — and with some branc

A few days ago I wrote about how Cathay Pacific put a bunch of employees into a 21-day quarantine , after three pilots tested positive for coronavirus following a layover at the same hotel in Germany. There’s an interesting update on that story. Cathay Pacific pilots who got coronavirus breached rules For context, earlier this month three Cathay Pacific cargo pilots tested positive for coronaviru

Cybersecurity researchers have helped patch a security flaw in a popular WordPress plugin , which could be exploited by attackers to take over a website. Discovered by Wordpress security experts Wordfence , the vulnerability exists in the “Preview E-mails for WooCommerce” plugin, which as its name suggests is an extension for the popular WooCommerce plugin , which is popularly used for quickly an

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A scientist who works on the AstraZeneca vaccine with Oxford University in the UK has come out to defend the decision to sell its covid-19 vaccine at a profit, according to a new report from the Financial Times . AstraZeneca was previously unique because it sold the covid-19 vaccine at cost, unlike most other vaccine… Read more...

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Voyeurs. Sabotaged accounts. Backdoor schemes. For years, the retail giant has handled your information less carefully than it handles your packages.

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From institutionalized discrimination to pandemic lay-offs , people with disabilities have struggled to retain stable employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the employment rate of Americans with disabilities was 17.9 percent by the end of 2020. The employment rate for people without disabilities was 61.8 percent. Well before even entering the workplace, people with disabilities

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Do you know who stocks the produce section at your grocery store? The name of the person who sells the food at your favorite corner spot? Going beyond the disembodied idea of "the hands that feed us," migrant rights advocates are challenging people this holiday season to look past the labor and actually learn about food workers on the ground through a new nationwide art project titled The Humans

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A distress signal from a compound? People trapped underground? Armed soldiers facing off against an unknown threat? Tapping into the popularity of films like Resident Evil and Doom is Shudder's upcoming movie Death Valley , a story about a couple of hired guns who have to try and rescue a scientists trapped in a secret facility. Will it be the most original movie you've ever seen? Most likely not

Boost Mobile C. Crusher•
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Boost Mobile has revealed its first Carrier Crusher plans , which also happen to be its first under AT&T's network. The main Carrier Crusher product is a $100 annual plan designed for customers who use less than 10GB of data a month. It costs $100 a year and will give customers access to unlimited talk and text, as well as 1GB of high speed data. The Dish-owned prepaid mobile carrier cited a coup

Microsoft Xbox One•
Xbox Cloud Gaming has launched for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, with the feature available for those with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Xbox Cloud Gaming has been in beta for a while now, but has only been available on mobile devices, PC and for Xbox Insiders on console. The feature still remains in beta, but those with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription can now use the feature.

Rackspace Google Cloud•
Cloud adoption is continuing to pick up speed, according to new figures from Rackspace. Thecloud giant recently polled more than 1,400 IT executives, discovering that the majority (51%) have all of their applicable infrastructure now residing in the cloud . For the remainder (49%), many plan to move as much of their IT infrastructure into the cloud as possible. What’s more - for two-thirds of the

SMB Employees Avast•
Many SMB employees are gambling with their company’s security by connecting to corporate networks through personal, unsecured devices, a new report from Avast has warned, adding that most do so without approval. The report found almost a third (31%) of SMB workers connect to their corporate networks using various personal devices, from PCs, to smartphones, and tablets, none of which come with sec

Xbox Phil Spencer Legal•
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has come out in support of a wider acceptance of emulation practices in the gaming industry. Game emulation is the process of running games on hardware they weren’t designed for – whether that’s bringing an old SEGA game to an Xbox Series X , or running a Nintendo GameCube game on a PC. It’s distinct from a re-release or remastering of an old title in that it’s taking the o

15.1.1 iPhone 12 13•
Your iPhone just received a new update to the latest version of iOS 15.1 , and it's designed to bring an important bug fix for those with an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 13 series handset. iOS 15.1.1 fixes a bug that was affecting some of the most recent Apple handsets where the phones dropped calls more regularly than they should. Some handsets had been suffering from the issue since iOS 15.1 landed i

Halo Infinite Multiplayer•
Developer 343 Industries has revealed that Halo Infinite ’s Battle Pass is in the process of being adjusted based on player feedback, and that changes will be rolling out soon. Halo Community Manager at 343 Industries John Junyszek took to Twitter to inform players of the upcoming tweaks to the Battle Pass progression system, which includes new challenges, bug fixes, and a longer XP boost duratio

Samsung OLED CES 2022•
Samsung finally plans to unveil its latest TVs fitted with new QD-OLED panels during CES 2022 , according to new reports. This follows news from earlier this year that Samsung's QD-OLED hybrids could launch sometime in early 2022 . As reported by OLED-Info , the initial reveal will consist of 55-inch and 65-inch variants, with a larger 70-inch screen being made available later in 2022. No word on

Box has some seriously impressive early Black Friday deals on laptops, including a chunky £300 off one Razer gaming notebook. That deal is on the Razer Blade 15 which normally retails at £1,599.97, but can now be had for £1,299.97 . This machine is equipped with a powerful Intel Core i7-10750H 6-core (12-thread) processor, twinned with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with 6GB of VRAM. Th

The LG C1 OLED was always going to be a highlight of Black Friday this year, and that's nowhere clearer than with its smallest 48-inch size. Now at just £999 at a host of retailers from Very to Currys, it's been steadily decreasing in price until this dip below the four-figure mark, and we'd recommend considering this deal even before Black Friday weekend itself gets underway. ( Not in the UK? Sc

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4•
While the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 was well-received, one issue we found in our testing was with the front-facing camera when the device was opened up - it was an under-display camera, which is pretty novel, but resulting pictures weren't very sharp. Well it sounds like Samsung isn't giving up on the feature, because apparently the Galaxy Z Fold 4 - and also Galaxy Z Flip 4 - could get the feature

If you want to play barista at home thanks to a Black Friday coffee machine deal, listen up. Amazon has slashed 25% off the price of the De’Longhi Dedica Style EC685 espresso machine taking it down to just £141.99 from £189.99 as part of its early Black Friday sales. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best coffee maker deals in your region). This is lower than the prices we saw last Black Friday

Moto G200 Snapdragon•
Motorola has just announced what’s commonly known as 'too many phones', including not just the impressive-sounding Moto G200, but also five other handsets. Let’s start with the G200 though, as this looks to be the best of the bunch. This has a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, which means it should have more processing power than even the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and OnePlus 9 Pro . It al

Right now you can pick up the excellent Fitbit Charge 4 for just £89.99 at Amazon . This is the cheapest we've seen this GPS-equipped fitness tracker since July, and although Very is currently offering it for the same price , Prime subscribers will get free next-day delivery if they grab it from Amazon instead. We're still waiting for Amazon to officially launch its Black Friday deals , but offer

Subaru Solterra Toyota•
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The 2022 Subaru Solterra has made its official debut at the LA Auto Show after initially debuting in its Japanese home market last week. Derived from the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth,” the Solterra is Subaru’s first global electric vehicle built on a similar architecture as the Toyota bZ4X. Like all Subaru models (except the BRZ), the Solterra has … Continue reading

Not only is the latest MacBook Air the best laptop in the world right now, it's now had a great early Black Friday deal , with B&H Photo cutting the price of the MacBook Air M1 to just $899 . (Not in the US? Scroll down for deals in your region). This deal is for the MacBook Air with Apple's excellent M1 chip, 8GB of unified memory and 256GB SSD, and has been knocked down to the lowest price we'v

Hawkeye director Rhys Thomas has refused to confirm or deny if the next MCU Disney Plus show will be impacted by the multiverse's arrival. Speaking exclusively to TechRadar ahead of the series' November 24 launch, Thomas teased the possibility that Clint Barton's solo adventure may or may not be affected by the growing threat of the multiverse. Marvel's Phase 4 plans are centered around the multi

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TL;DR: As of Nov. 18, get 99% off The Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle — it's now just $9.97 for $1,601 worth of courses. Whether you've always wanted to learn the guitar or just have found yourself with a little extra time and in need of a hobby, this guitar-learning course bundle is for you. You can work your way from beginner to expert within just nine courses you can take at

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TL;DR: As of Nov. 18, get The Lifetime Password Manager & Privacy Subscription Bundle for $20.99 with the code APPS30 — that's a whole 95% off. Just about everything you do online requires that you set up a profile and password, whether you're reading the news, celebrity gossip, or even just ordering your groceries . But just because every website requires a password nowadays doesn't mean that yo

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TL;DR: The Snore Circle Anti-Snoring Sleep Aid Muscle Stimulator is just $59.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Nov. 18. Snoring is annoying, but it doesn't have to be permanent. With the right devices, you can quiet your snores and even develop more restful sleep habits. For a limited time, this anti-snoring device from Snore Circle is discounted to its lowest price ever in honor of Pre-Black Friday

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TL;DR: Use code OFFERS1121 through end of November to receive a $30 Costco Shop Card with a new Executive Membership. Now that the sun feels like it is setting around lunchtime and flurries are in the air, it’s time to make our abodes warm and cozy. Here’s to cuddling up after braving freezing temps with your special someone, your friends, or even your pup. Just in time for adding some creature c

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TL;DR: As of Nov. 18, get this Elicto ES-530 Electronic Cordless Spin Mop & Polisher for $129.97 — that's 12% off the original price of $149. For the upcoming new year, why not be on a mission to make everyday tasks easier, more efficient, and dare we say... more fun? Whether you want to improve how you make your coffee in the morning or clean the house less so you can have more time to do what y

Sign up for a VPN and you'll probably only have a couple of uses in mind. Unblocking US Netflix on your phone, maybe, and protecting yourself on public Wi-Fi. But then you start to set up the service, and realize you could also use it on three smart TVs. And a couple of laptops. Another phone, maybe a games console, some tablets, and the list goes on. This isn't a problem with VPNs such as IPVani

Peter Rawlinson engineered the Tesla Model S. His new Lucid Air sedan is a direct challenge to Tesla’s dominance.

Mattel Barbie LA Fiat•
Engadget / 9h
What kid hasn't wished that their toy car was a full-sized road-going vehicle? Mattel showed some serious commitment to that idea by unveiling a full-sized EV version of the Barbie Extra Car based on the Fiat 500e that looks exactly like the toy car, Roadshow has reported. Now showing at the LA Auto Show, the Extra Car is sitting on a Fiat 500e chassis, with an all-electric powertrain offering 10

Pam Tommy Lily James•
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The teaser for Pam and Tommy , Hulu's biographical drama about Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee's infamous 1995 stolen sex tape, has just dropped on YouTube — and if nothing else, the wardrobe team certainly deserves some credit. Featuring big names like Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman and a barely recognisable Lily James as Pamela Anderson, the mini-series has been shot

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The Galaxy Z Fold 3, for the most part, is Samsung’s best stab at the foldable market, while the more affordable Galaxy Z Flip 3 is proving to be its most successful. There are, of course, some well-noted flaws, especially when it comes to the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s cameras. Samsung was recently reported to have ambitious goals for next … Continue reading

Scarlett Apple Settlement•
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Cher Scarlett, one of the lead organizers of the #AppleToo movement, is leaving the company on Friday. Scarlett was the face of the movement and connected with workers with grievances to air via Apple's Slack channels and on social media. The former Apple security engineer was also one of the workers who filed a complaint against the tech giant with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing th

10 Electric Cars One•
The impact of ever-increasing awareness around EVs , rising fossil fuel prices and improvement in EV charging infrastructure can be directly linked to the higher adoption of battery-operated vehicles in the country. With the success of two-wheelers like Ola and Ather, it is easy to assess that people are ready to change and adapt to the new technology. The same is also applicable to electric cars

Google India Hinglish•
Last year the Google For India event was a blockbuster one. It was always unrealistic to expect a repeat of that at this year's event. But the 7th Google for India event that was held virtually today was no less interesting as the tech major came up with a clutch of new product features and partnerships that were India-specific with an accent on the use of local languages and dialects. Among othe

Nigeria Kippa Africa•
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Millions of small businesses globally, especially in emerging markets, have stayed offline for the better part of the past decade . Due to that, most of them still rely on scribbles using pen and paper or ledgers for bookkeeping and storing important information. In Nigeria, some go to the extent of keeping information offhand. All these inefficiencies, asides from being time-consuming, lead to e

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Star Trek Discovery•
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The following only contains slight spoilers for the first episode of season four of ' Star Trek: Discovery .' Since its debut back in 2017 (and even before then , really), Star Trek: Discovery has been a divisive show. There was a long laundry list of complaints: the series is too dark, everyone is mean, everyone cries too much, the Klingon designs suck, it shouldn’t be set before the original se

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Meet Cron , a new calendar app for the Mac that wants to bring some innovation to this space. The startup directly mentions Sunrise as an inspiration for those of you who still remember it. Sunrise used to be a popular calendar product that was acquired by Microsoft. Cron has attended Y Combinator’s winter back of 2020 and has raised a $3.5 million seed round in March 2020. Garry Tan from Initial

Paytm Shares India•
Paytm, which counts Chinese giant Ant among its backers, raised $2.5bn in its IPO.

Covid has led to an increase in parenting gurus using social media to support new mums and dads.

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Although there are at least four or five players in that market, the foldable phone niche is probably being led by two companies with two very different approaches. There is, of course, Samsung with its tablet-like Galaxy Z Fold 3 and its clamshell Galaxy Z Flip 3, but there is also Microsoft with the new and improved Surface Duo 2. … Continue reading

Streamlabs OBS Lightstream•
TechCrunch / 12h
One of the most popular streaming software makers is in hot water after being called out by top Twitch personalities and the open source project that served as a backbone for the company’s success. Streamlabs, formerly Streamlabs OBS, changed its name Wednesday after backlash spread on Twitter against the company over alleged sketchy business practices. The OBS Project , short for Open Broadcaste

Google India Hinglish•
TechCrunch / 12h
Google will roll out support for Hinglish, a mix of Hindi and English, and a range of additional features to its payments app Google Pay in India as the global tech giant makes further push to expand its reach in the South Asian market. “For technology to truly fulfill its purpose of transforming lives and economies, it’s critical that we never lose sight of building universally helpful products

15.1.1 iPhone 12 13•
Engadget / 12h
Apple has rolled out iOS 15.1.1, and you may want to install it if your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 has been dropping calls. The update comes with bug fixes specifically for Apple's more rec