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UK Cop26 Alliance Oil•
400+Gizmodo / 6h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Costa Rica and Denmark have a new plan to save the world: Stop extracting fossil fuels. In a landmark announcement at United Nations climate talks on Thursday, the countries unveiled the initial signatories of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance. Read more...

300+Mashable / 7h
Colourful science experiments are always fun to watch, and that goes double when the person carrying them out is Will Ferrell. In the video above the actor joins Jimmy Kimmel and science presenter Bob Pflugfelder as they navigate their way through a series of increasingly silly experiments, starting with making water run upwards (this one doesn't work at all at first) and finishing with some blow

Kia EV9 Electric SUV•
SlashGear / 5h
Kia promised something unusual for its next EV, and the Kia Concept EV9 is certainly shaping up to fit that description – and then some. Expected to get its full reveal at the LA Auto Show 2021 next week, the all-electric SUV has been previewed in full for the first time today, and it’s a seriously unapologetic vision of next-gen … Continue reading

TechCrunch / 6min
Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Disney+ added fewer subscribers than expected this quarter US bans trade with security firm NSO Group over Pegasus spyware The Hummer H1 was based on a military truck, and now it appears GM is ready to return the favor. GM Defense president Steve duMont told CNBC the company planned to build a

Perk up, World of Hyatt loyalists — you’ve got new opportunities to earn and redeem points at a handful of Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) that were recently added to the brand’s redemption portfolio. If you’re unfamiliar, SLH is a collection of smaller, independent hotels located around the world that partner with World of Hyatt to offer some (but not all) elite status perks to travelers during their

Ars Technica / 14min
Enlarge / The Playdate's shipping box, modified to reflect today's news. The global chip shortage has put a serious pinch on upcoming portable gaming device production this week. Barely a day after Valve announced that its upcoming handheld PC would be delayed "two months," the quirky, indie-minded Playdate console , initially slated to arrive by the end of 2021 , followed suit on Thursday. In th

RSE Tom Six Clancy’s•
Engadget / 16min
Ubisoft announced in July that it was delaying Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction from its planned September 16th release date to sometime in January. The publisher has now narrowed down the timeframe: the co-op shooter will arrive on January 20th. What's more, Ubisoft has reduced the price of the base game to $40 and the deluxe edition to $50. In addition, the publisher is including two Buddy P

Sony PlayStation 5•
SlashGear / 17min
It’s not a secret that the PlayStation 5 is an in-demand console. Nearly a year out from release, PlayStation 5 stock is still sparse to the point where restocks are highly contested events; mad scrambles where available stock is snatched up in minutes. There’s a global silicon shortage at the center of these stock issues, and while we’ve known that … Continue reading

Lifehacker / 18min
Tell me if this story sounds familiar: You’re minding your own business in the gym, doing your usual workout, when a stranger walks up and tells you you’re doing it wrong. In some cases, the stranger is a random nobody; in other cases, they have the look of an accomplished athlete or they introduce themselves as a… Read more...

Disney, Marvel and Imax are making 13 Marvel movies available in Imax Enhanced starting on November 12 - the same day as the company's Disney Plus Day event. According to Disney, 13 films from the Marvel movie catalogue will be available in a 1.90:1 aspect ratio that’s taller than traditional 16:9 and will include DTS audio. You’ll also see them in Dolby Vision HDR for better contrast and color s

LifeMiles has just made changes to award pricing, and it’s… good news?! *Checks calendar to make sure it’s not April 1* New LifeMiles award pricing in North America Avianca’s LifeMiles program has been incredibly popular for redemptions on Star Alliance partners, given all the ways there are to earn LifeMiles ( including buying them directly ). The value proposition of redeeming LifeMiles within

Discord NFT Citron•
Mashable / 38min
The founder and CEO of group-chatting app Discord wants to make one thing crystal clear: There are no plans to do the exact thing he hinted was already in the works just two days prior. Jason Citron , who co-founded Discord in 2015 , found himself furiously backpedalling late Wednesday after a Monday tweet teasing a future in-app NFT integration sparked backlash from users . “Probably nothing,” w

Mashable / 38min
Designed by CycloTech, this eVTOL prototype operates unlike any other. It uses Voith-Schneider propellers instead of rotors, making it ideal for vertical and even upside down flight.

Engadget / 40min
Twitch is officially available on a Nintendo console — the Amazon-owned brand has released a Twitch app for the Switch (yes, that rhymes) that lets you watch the livestreaming service on the hybrid console. The free app offers the same core functionality as Twitch on other consoles , including on-demand videos. However, the Switch's nature might give it an edge — you can watch docked if you want

Rewarding customers who spend more on tickets isn't the same as rewarding customers who are most profitable to an airline company, let alone incentivizing customers towards becoming more profitable. Continue reading ...

Gizmodo / 43min
It’s bad news if all of your 2021 holiday gift giving revolved around Panic’s upcoming Playdate console. Following Valve’s announcement yesterday that its Steam Deck console was being delayed two months into the new year, Panic has also revealed that it won’t get the first 10,000 preordered Playdate units out by the … Read more...

SlashGear / 46min
Apple may have its new AirPods (3rd generation) to appeal to your ears, but an early Black Friday 2021 promo has brought second-gen AirPods down to their lowest price so far, though that’s not the only reason you might want to jump on the deal. Usually, a set of AirPods (2nd generation) would cost you $129 from Apple direct, but … Continue reading

Lifehacker / 46min
When your iPhone’s screen shatters, it sucks. You know you’re going to need to shell out money one way or another. How you shell out that money, however, not only influences how much you’ll pay, but whether you’ll have a working iPhone at the end of it all. AppleCare+, as well as Apple as a whole, are at the root of… Read more...

Airbnb 2021 Wi-Fi Filipino•
This week, Airbnb announced its 2021 winter release , introducing dozens of new features to the vacation rental platform, including some designed to make booking and traveling easier for guests. Earlier this year, Airbnb dropped a series of new features such as flexible stays and flexible destinations that helped people find places to travel during the pandemic when the “where” and “when” were le

Steam Deck Early 2022•
Engadget / 52min
Valve’s Steam Deck isn’t the only handheld that won’t ship in 2021. Panic has pushed back the launch of its Playdate portable to 2022. The company announced the delay Thursday, attributing it to a “critical” battery issue it discovered late in the process of manufacturing the first 20,000 production units of the console. “We made the difficult, expensive call to replace all of our existing batter

How-To Geek / 53min
The Apple iPad Pros and iPhone Pros with ProMotion displays support up to 120Hz refresh rates. You can limit that to 60 frames per second should you have reason to. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 53min
As we all know, buying any version of the PlayStation 5 is still way more difficult than it should be, and things are about to get even worse. Between holiday shopping, supply constraints, and now production cuts, the PS5 is about to be even harder to buy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 1h
In Riverdale ’s upcoming sixth season , the long-running CW Archie adaptation is finally living up to its crossover potential by calling Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina Spellman in for a little assistance . If you want to know more before the premiere, there’s a lot of her comic history that could come into play and certainly… Read more...

Have you ever had the itch to watch Twitch on Nintendo Switch? Available now as a free download on the Nintendo eShop, the Twitch app lets users watch both live and VOD content on the go in handheld mode, or on the big screen when the Switch is docked. Since Twitch is best known for gaming livestreams, it makes sense that a lot of people who play Nintendo Switch are probably also Twitch viewers.

Steam Deck Early 2022•
When Panic first launched pre-orders of its adorable little retro-inspired handheld gaming device, Playdate , it expected the first 20,000 units to ship by the end of 2021 — just in time, they hoped, for the holidays. That first batch sold out in under 20 minutes . Sadly, due to last-minute battery component issues, even those first orders have now slipped back to 2022. In an update email sent to

Engadget / 1h
Patreon has been moving toward becoming self-reliant for some time, and another big piece of the puzzle is falling into place. CEO Jack Conte has revealed the company is working on video hosting, as well as its own player. "We’re building the horizontal architecture for any creator, no matter their medium, or no matter the upload format, to be able to build a business around their work," Conte to

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is currently offering 60,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. That bonus alone, worth $1,200 according to TPG valuations , might be enticing enough to get you to apply without reading further down the benefits list. But when considering any trave

Futurism / 1h
If you’re a newb, gaming technology and products can seem as disorienting as World of Warcraft ’s Ragefire Chasm dungeon. But when you’ve got a gamer in your life and you’re looking for a present, the best gifts for gamers will only add to their experience. A gamer is just getting started with a quality gaming laptop. There’s always something more to augment any bag of tricks. Whether you want to

Gizmodo / 1h
The third episode of Gizmodo podcast Gadgettes just dropped on your preferred podcast platform. Each week, your hosts, Gizmodo reporter Florence Ion and senior editor Caitlin McGarry, womansplain the gadgets we’re testing and reviewing as well as interview our fellow Gizmodo reporters about the week’s biggest tech… Read more...

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Visitors to pro-democracy and media sites in the region were infected with malware that could download files, steal data, and more.

You can smell it in the earth. You can feel it in the air. It’s every home cook’s favorite holiday and worst nightmare: Thanksgiving dinner. Weeks spent planning ahead, poring over food mags, and planning a menu that isn’t just the same old turkey. When the day arrives, you spend hours working over steaming pots and… Read more...

Zillow iBuying•
Gizmodo / 1h
The real estate industry was thrust into the spotlight last week, when Zillow , the digital property listing company, announced that it would be shuttering “Zillow Offers,” its “iBuying” division. In a dire earnings report, the company announced that it stood to lose hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of the… Read more...

SlashGear / 1h
Ferrari has revealed its latest model, and the beguiling BR20 is good news and bad for fans of the legendary Italian automaker. The newest addition to the Ferrari One-Off series, the BR20 aims to bring together 1950s and 60s styling with thoroughly modern performance, though as you might expect only one lucky owner gets to enjoy the result. It’s the … Continue reading

Enlarge / A mining operation inside the Arctic Circle. (credit: BeyondImages / Getty Images ) As the world warms, countries with holdings in the Arctic are increasingly eyeing the region for development and use. As Ars reported last July, the frigid polar zone might be open to increased shipping, as it remains free of ice longer under climate change. However, policymakers and scientists need bett

GM Defense Hummer 2022•
Engadget / 1h
The Hummer H1 was based on a military truck, and now it appears GM is ready to return the favor. GM Defense president Steve duMont told CNBC the company planned to build a military vehicle prototype based on the upcoming Hummer EV . The eLRV, or electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle, would modify the Hummer's frame, motors and Ultium batteries to suit US military requirements. The prototype shoul

Discord NFT Backlash•
Engadget / 1h
Discord doesn’t have impending plans to add NFT integrations, according to CEO Jason Citron. The clarification came on Wednesday following days of unrest stemming from a tweet Citron shared on November 8th. Replying to a message from investor Packy McCormick, the executive posted a screenshot of an unreleased Discord build with integrations to MetaMask and WalletConnect, two cryptocurrency wallet

Mashable / 1h
While cleaning out her apartment, Maddie Dragsbaek found her very first video camera. It’s a Sony Handycam that her parents gave her in 2009. She was in middle school at the time and uploading homemade music videos, skits, and vlogs to her then-fledgling YouTube channel . Roughly 10 years later, Dragsbaek now uses the same camera to document parts of her life for her 190,000 subscribers. "I've al

Mashable / 1h
SAVE 49%: Turn your house into a festive wonderland with these extra long, solar-powered fairy lights. For a limited time, this 4-pack of LED Solar String Lights is on sale for $25.49 — save $24.50 off their regular price. String lights are perfect for summer garden parties, cozy December nights by the fireplace, and everything in between. Christmas? Fairy lights on the tree. Fourth of July? Nigh

A lot of technology isn’t cheap. A new MacBook Air costs $1,000, as does an iPhone 13 Pro or Galaxy Z Flip3. Even devices that don’t cost a thousand dollars—like AirPods—are plenty expensive, and add up quickly. It’s no wonder that a ton of cheaper alternatives exist. And while I’m not telling you you need to buy top… Read more...

Gizmodo / 1h
Are digital images a manufactured construct? Does the act of zooming fundamentally alter a files’ essence? Those are some of the unexpected, and at times inelegant, questions posed this week by the layers of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who is on trial for shooting and killing two people and injuring another at a… Read more...

Microsoft Store Xbox•
Microsoft is planning to roll out an update that permits users to install a game from Xbox Game Pass or the Microsoft Store into any file of their choosing, allowing you to move files around and access those same files for modding. As reported by The Verge , this is a planned update that is currently being tested internally, so there's no date yet on when we can expect a full release, but when it

Gizmodo / 1h
If you expected a Thanksgiving in the world of Teen Titans Go! to go off without at least one destroyed wall, then I’m not entirely sure you’ve seen Teen Titans Go! before. Read more...

Discord NFT Citron•
Enlarge Discord's CEO is publicly backing away from hints that the gaming-focused social networking company was seeking to integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrency wallets into the platform directly. The news comes after Jason Citron, who founded and leads the company, tweeted a mockup on Monday of a Discord interface showing integration with crypto products like MetaMask, WalletCo

If you’ve made a mistake on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC and would like to go back a step, it’s easy to use the built-in “Undo” command. Similarly, you can sometimes also perform a “Redo” action to restore what you just undid. Here’s how to perform both actions. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A popular TikTok video offers a way to book a row of airlines just for you and a companion. This trick isn’t guaranteed to work—as you might need to rely on the kindness of strangers to keep your seats together—but it’s still your best chance to travel together with an empty row. Plus, it’s free. Read more...

SlashGear / 2h
Microsoft announced some new additions to Xbox Design Lab customization options today. When the service re-launched earlier this year with Xbox Series X gamepads, it was missing some customization options it had previously. Those are now available once more, along with some entirely new options and designs inspired by four big games. Grips and metallic finishes back on the menu … Continue reading

Sales grew 8.5 percent from last year, but had grown 26 percent in 2020 from the year before.

COVID 19 Vaccine 11•
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Paging Dr. Internet , we need a diagnosis. In this series, Mashable examines the online world's influence on our health and prescribes new ways forward. With the mass of information about COVID-19 vaccines passing around the internet these days, it's easy to lose track of what's medical truth and what's a catchy headline. Mashable spoke with two health professionals who actively dispel myths abou

Mashable / 2h
The internet is filled with weird COVID vaccine theories . We spoke to Dr. Britni Hebert and Dr. Siyab Panhwar to set the record straight on some of them. Paging Dr. Internet , we need a diagnosis. In this series, Mashable examines the online world's influence on our health and prescribes new ways forward.

Mashable / 2h
Save up to 43%: As of Nov. 11, Amazon is having a sale on some Instant Pots and other Instant Brands kitchen gadgets, including air fryers . Instead of waiting until Black Friday, grab the deals below at record-low pricing: Instant Omni Pro 14-in-1 Air Fryer Oven — $199.95 $299.99 (save $100.04) Instant Pot Duo Crisp (8-quart) — $118.95 $199.99 (save $81.04) Instant Blend Ace — $39.95 $69.95 (sav

British Airways loyalists beware: you won’t be able to access your British Airways Avios account between Nov. 13 and 17, 2021. Late last month, the airline sent out an email to Executive Club members regarding the upcoming outage. The airline has said it’s performing “planned improvements” to Executive Club between the afternoon of Nov. 13 and the morning of Nov. 17. These times are in GMT, so th

Enlarge / Drop's Elvish Lord of the Rings keycap set. (credit: Drop ) Have you ever wanted to speak like the elf Legolas or the dwarf Gimli? With the latest keycaps from keyboard enthusiast shop and vendor Drop, communicating through The Lord of the Rings ' Elvish or Dwarvish languages is just a mechanical key press away. The Elvish modifiers use the same language found in the One Ring. (credit:

The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® offers an excellent welcome bonus, is anecdotally easy to be approved for, and is a card that many people haven’t applied for in the past, and are therefore eligible for. In this post I wanted to share seven reasons you should consider applying for this card, assuming you don’t have it already. For a more detailed look at the card, chec

Even though I’ve been doing my own laundry for 20-odd years, and laundry is at minimum a thrice weekly household duty of mine, there are some—okay, a lot of —care instructions that I never bothered to learn. As long as my whites weren’t coming out gray or being shrunk to the size of a mouse blanket, I let it ride. As… Read more...

Twitter will no longer automatically crop image previews on the web after rolling out full-size image previews on mobile earlier this year. On Twitter for the web, images will now display in full without any cropping. Instead of gambling on how an image will show up in the timeline, images will look just like they did when you shot them. In the past, the platform automatically cropped images to m

ASUS AMD 15 Laptop 9 GPU•
When it comes to the best gaming laptops when we're in the middle of GPU generations, there aren't a lot of exciting developments. But a new gaming laptop from Asus has leaked out of the FCC Certification Office with both a Ryzen 6000 chip and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti . Neither of these components currently exist for gaming laptops right now, but it's not the first time we've heard about an

Gizmodo / 2h
Ozy Media, the scandal-ridden media org that is somehow, miraculously still alive , is now being investigated by federal authorities. The New York Times reported this week that both the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have opened investigations into the company. Read more...

Hint: It’s not because we all have a burning desire to buy makeup on YouTube.

Cabinet card photograph of an unidentified soldier in uniform, from the Detroit Light Infantry Veterans Corps photo album. The Corps is an offshoot of the Detroit Light Guard. Embossed on front: “From the art studio of C. Eisenhardt. 204 & 206 Randolph Street, Detroit, Mich.” 1880-90 Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Cambridge Quantum DB•
Mark Mattingley-Scott Contributor Mark Mattingley-Scott is general manager, EMEA, at Quantum Brilliance , after spending 31 years with IBM. Marcus Doherty Contributor Marcus Doherty, Ph.D., is a co-founder and chief scientist at Quantum Brilliance . As the quantum computing industry continues to push forward, so do the goal posts. A long-sought objective was to attain quantum “supremacy” — demons

Africa DP World Kenya•
Dubuy , an e-commerce platform by UAE global logistics provider DP World, has entered Kenya with plans to launch the business-to-business (B2B) site in more countries across the continent in the coming months. This marks Dubuy’s third market in East Africa, coming months after setting up in Rwanda and unveiling plans to enter Ethiopia . The wholesale e-commerce platform, owned by the government o

Facebook Google FBML•
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In early October, Facebook shut down for six hours . No one in the world could access the site, or any of the sites they owned, including Instagram and WhatsApp. And, for a moment, we peered into a potential new world in which Facebook does not exist. Spoiler: It was alright. There were negative effects , of course, like shutting creators and small business owners out of their work, but overall,

Editor’s note : This post has been updated with the latest information. United recently launched a new round of Mile Play promotions , which awards bonus miles to targeted members after they fly a set number of flights. Now’s a good time to check to see if you are eligible and then register — even if you aren’t sure of your upcoming travel plans quite yet. Several TPG staff received targeted offe

Something Awful Kyanka•
Engadget / 2h
One of the more influential figures of the turn-of-the-millennium internet has died. According to Kotaku , former Something Awful forum moderator Fragmaster has revealed that site founder Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka has died at 45. Fragmaster didn't ask for details surrounding the death, but Kyanka's second wife later said the creator committed suicide. "Lowtax" launched Something Awful in 1999. It's

Google ClusterFuzzLite•
Google has announced a new open source project designed to assist software developers find vulnerabilities in their code, without much effort, in order to help enhance the security of the software supply chain. The company says that with just a few lines of code, GitHub users will now be able to integrate the tool, named ClusterFuzzLite, into their workflow to fuzz pull requests and catch bugs be

Jeff Goldblum seems like the perfect candidate to front any documentary series. The beloved actor’s effervescent and whimsical personality, combined with his natural curiosity and open-mindedness, makes him an ideal pick for such projects. So, the arrival of The World According to Jeff Goldblum in November 2019, a Disney Plus docuseries presented by the Jurassic Park star, made for intriguing and

Hot water heaters can be a contributor to high energy bills, especially during the winter months. Conventional water tanks can be replaced with a “tankless” on demand water heater, which requires some investment up front but can help you save on energy costs long term. If you’re considering making the switch, here are… Read more...

Are you looking to de-Google, or maybe you’re just switching to a new account? If don’t need Google’s services anymore, you can delete your Google account for good. We’ll show you how to do just this. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Subaru Toyota Solterra•
While Subaru’s new all-electric SUV, the Solterra, will make its official U.S. debut next week at the LA Auto Show, the company fully unveiled its version for the Japanese market this week. The news gives us our first detailed look at the front, range ratings, and much more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

I have over 100 devices connected to my home network, and that grows all the time as I expand my smart home’s capabilities. What I didn’t know was how to protect my smart home from any vulnerabilities those devices introduced. And that’s what the Firewalla Gold promises to do. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Engadget / 2h
Almost two years after MoviePass declared bankruptcy , it could be making a comeback. A New York City court granted cofounder Stacy Spikes ownership of the company, and Spikes hopes to bring back the service next year. "We are thrilled to have it back and are exploring the possibility of relaunching soon," Spikes told Insider . "Our pursuit to reclaim the brand was encouraged by the continued int

Rolls-Royce Royce Launches•
Gizmodo / 2h
The favorite luxury vehicle of rich old billionaires and rap moguls may soon share a name with some small new nuclear reactors. The famed British aerospace and energy manufacturer Rolls-Royce Holdings said this week that it had secured roughly $600 million in public and private funding to develop its business making… Read more...

Enlarge In 2006, Alan Eisenman invested more than $1 million in Theranos, a then-promising medical diagnostic company founded by college dropout Elizabeth Holmes. Holmes had told him that her company was talking with Morgan Stanley about an IPO in 12–18 months and that the company would bring in $200 million in revenue by 2008. For years, Eisenman and Holmes were in frequent communication, includ

Get ready to engage with more than 1,000+ senior-level leaders — the people forging data solutions that fuel artificial intelligence and machine learning — at the iMerit ML DataOps Summit on December 2, 2021. This day-long deep dive into AI and ML will touch on tech industries across the spectrum, including autonomous mobility, healthcare AI, geospatial and more. This free summit is in partnershi

VoIP Telnyx Ddos Attacks•
Voice over Internet Protocol ( VoIP ) provider Telnyx has become the latest victim of the recent spate of distributed denial-of-service ( DDoS ) attacks against the internet telephony companies. Telnyx caters to customers across the world, and the attack caused disruptions across its network, all over the world. "Telnyx is currently experiencing a DDoS attack. Until we reach a resolution, you may

Gizmodo / 3h
Flux , the current season of Doctor Who , has seen the series adapt to the weird times of pandemic-induced episode cuts with an experimental hail mary: a singular story told over six chapters. Two chapters in, it’s... hard to say just how well hailed that mary has been, if you will. But showrunner Chris Chibnall says… Read more...

Mashable / 3h
Save $90: Budget tablets don't get much cheaper than this. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is just $139 at Walmart as of Nov. 11. At 39% off its usual $230 list price, this is the lowest price we've seen for this tablet. There's no denying that tablets are one of the most convenient pieces of tech out there. Whether you use one for note-taking, looking at recipes while cooking, or strictly as a Netflix

There are many things that are uniquely a part of the American experience. Much like cheeseburgers and college football, having access to credit is one of the most foundational aspects of living in the U.S. If you’re making the move to the U.S., one of your top priorities should be to build your credit. That’s because you’ll likely need credit to apply for an apartment, mortgage or car loan and s

Enlarge / An eastbound manifest freight swoops through an S curve in Lombard Canyon, just east of Toston, Montana, on September 11, 2011. The tracks here snake along the Missouri River between Toston and Lombard. (credit: Mike Danneman / Getty Images ) With the rapid pace of development in electric vehicles, we will likely get to a place where eliminating carbon emissions from one form of transpo

Debit Card ATM Credit•
When we last checked in with Alt back in March, it had just raised $31 million for its alternative asset platform — a platform, thus far, used primarily by those looking to research, trade, and securely store high-value sports cards. Just a few months later, the company has raised a $75M Series B from a roster of top investors and pro athletes, made big hires, and is prepping to launch its mobile

I don’t care what the ad says, the kitchen at your rental place will not be “fully stocked.” I’m a travel minimalist whose happiest vacations required only a pair of shorts and some flip-flops, but even I bring a few things to rental places if I’m going to do any cooking at all. What follows are my recommendations… Read more...

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If you’re a lover of movies, bargains, or just pure, unmitigated chaos, buckle up: The ill-fated theater-subscription service MoviePass, which set out to disrupt the movie business in 2017 before flaming out spectacularly a short time later, is reportedly eyeing a relaunch. Read more...

Engadget / 3h
Chrome OS tablets don’t have a pretty past. In 2018, Google released the Pixel Slate, its attempt to jumpstart the market, but poorly optimized software and expensive hardware made the device a non-starter for most people. Since then, Google stopped making tablets entirely , while most manufacturers making Chrome OS devices have also stuck with more traditional designs. That started to change las

It's already been reduced a number of times over the last few weeks, but the latest LG C1 OLED deal looks truly unbeatable. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever in both the US and UK ahead of Black Friday. In the US? You can find the 65-inch LG C1 OLED for $1,796 (was $2,499). Named one of TechRadar's best TVs , it's much sought-after in this year's Black Friday deals thanks to its stunning

Microsoft Store Xbox•
SlashGear / 3h
Image source: Wachiwit/Shutterstock Even though Microsoft has been supporting PC with day-and-date releases of first-party games, the Microsoft Store hasn’t been the most convenient way to buy and install PC games. However, that may be changing, as a new report today claims that Microsoft is removing some folder restrictions associated with game installs from both the Microsoft Store and the Xbox

Gizmodo / 3h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — A lot of hoopla has been made over the private jets flying in and out of Glasgow during the United Nations climate talks . But they are far from the only flagrant source of emissions at the conference. Read more...

Once I was recovered from the initial surrealism of Amazon launching its own home robot, I immediately thought about iRobot. The company cornered the home robotics market a decade ago, and while there are now countless robot vacuums, they’re all more or less riffs on the Roomba. The issue with having a big hit is the same across industries and mediums — which is to say, everyone immediately start

Mashable / 3h
You can make your own sparkling water — and concoct fizzy cocktails — with a SodaStream in your kitchen. Two SodaStream bundles are on sale at Amazon as of Nov. 11: SodaStream Terra sparkling water maker bundle — $124.95 $159.95 (save $35) SodaStream Aqua Fizz sparkling water maker bundle — $159.99 $199.99 (save $40) Kitchen gadgets make fun gifts for pretty much everybody — including yourself. E

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $70: We've tested the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer , and we love it. As of Nov. 11, grab one from Amazon for only $279.95 — a sweet 20% discount. There's nothing that gets us going quite like a good Black Friday sale — especially when we find a great deal on a product we've tested and loved. As of the time of publication, Amazon's $70 discount on the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer matches th

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When it comes to high-budget genre series, the phrase "the next Game of Thrones " gets thrown around a lot. Every fantasy show is vying to become the next pop culture juggernaut that will immerse its audience in a new world and get everyone talking. The latest epic fantasy series stepping up to the plate is Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time. Comparisons to Game of Thrones are inevitable, if a litt

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Iceland has become one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason. Whether your interests lie in cultural activities, relaxing in hot springs, watching the Northern Lights, spotting wildlife or hiking through some of the world’s most picturesque trails, the island nation has you covered. Be

Gizmodo / 3h
Every April for the next several hundred years, a small asteroid is visible to a select few telescopes on Earth. That asteroid is Kamo`oalewa, a space rock that a team of astronomers says is likely an ancient fragment of our Moon. Read more...

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On-demand grocery delivery platform Instacart is testing a new delivery option, which will reduce or waive the delivery fee on orders placed more than 24 hours ahead of the scheduled delivery. The new delivery option is being tested in select markets, but Instacart didn’t specify which ones when asked. The company says this new delivery option is for customers who want to plan ahead while saving

Radiohead KAME MNESIA•
Engadget / 3h
You'll soon have the chance to visit Radiohead's virtual exhibition . The band and Epic Games are releasing Kid A Mnesia Exhibition for free on November 18th for PS5, Windows PC and Mac. As you can see from the trailer , the finished project is just what you'd expect — it's a trippy 3D art gallery that blends Radiohead's music from Kid A and Amnesiac (including new sound design from Nigel Godrich

Kia EV9 Electric SUV•
Enlarge / Kia will reveal the EV9 concept in Los Angeles. (credit: Kia) Last week, Hyundai teased a concept of a new electric SUV called "Seven." On Thursday, it was Kia's turn to tease its version, a concept it is calling "EV9." Details are scant for EV9, as they are for the Hyundai Seven, although we know it will employ Hyundai Motor Group's new E-GMP electric vehicle platform, which uses an 80

Microsoft Windows 11•
Enlarge / Windows 11 SE's default wallpaper. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft is taking the fight to Chromebooks in schools with the $250 Surface Laptop SE , but inexpensive hardware is only part of the equation. One reason Chromebooks have succeeded in education is because of Chrome OS, which is well-suited for lower-end hardware, easy for IT administrators to manage, and hard to break with errant

Gizmodo / 4h
They say never meet your idols, but for stunt performer and martial artist Ashlee Fidow, meeting the legendary Donnie Yen on the set of Mulan —where she was one of star Yifei Liu ’s stunt doubles—was anything but disappointing. io9 recently spoke to Fidow about her Mulan experience (in addition to “fangirling” over… Read more...

Microsoft Store Xbox•
Engadget / 4h
Much like Steam and the Epic Games Store , the Xbox PC app will soon let folks install games in any folder of their choosing. Xbox insiders (i.e. people who've signed up to test new features) will be able to pick a default drive and folder for game installs. The Microsoft Store hosts both games users can buy individually and Xbox Game Pass titles. Until now, all apps and games have shared a singl

SoftBank India Misra•
46TechCrunch / 4h
SoftBank Group chief executive Rajeev Misra said the fund has invested $3 billion in Indian companies this year and can invest $5 billion to $10 billion next year, the latest aggressive play by a top investment firm in the South Asian nation, where young firms have raised over a record $20 billion this year. “If we find the right companies, we could invest $5 billion to $10 billion in 2022,” said

Gizmodo / 4h
Even after a full year on the market, the PS5 is still hard to find, and now it appears like Sony’s supply woes are about to get even worse. Read more...

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BMW is rolling out predictive tire wear AI, promising to spot leaks much earlier and make more accurate suggestions on when you really need to replace a worn wheel. The new Digital Tyre Diagnosis system is being added to the My BMW App, though only for a select number of models and locations to begin with. Most motorists are aware … Continue reading

Vodafone CityFibre•
The British telecoms giant has reached new deals with CityFibre and BT Openreach.

Google 12 Verizon Pixel•
Enlarge Sure, you probably have Android 12 on your Pixel phone by now, but what if you put it on there a second time? That's basically what happened to a bunch of Pixel users yesterday. They had the latest Android 12 build on their device, and the phone's automatic update system prompted them to download nearly the same build through a whopping 1.8GB download. After questions on Reddit popped up,

33Lifehacker / 4h
It’s the holidays, and that means hanging out with friends and family, catching up on our lives...and then asking “what should we do now ?” in about ten minutes. The answer: Play some board games. And we’ve got you covered on 14 games that are unique, non-traditional, and will provide a way different experience than… Read more...

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Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. The episode titles of HBO’s Insecure have always contained clues. They’re not hidden, either; Season 1’s episodes, starting with “Insecure as F**k” all end in that choice descriptor. Then it was “Hella,” “-Like,” “Lowkey,” and finally “Okay?!” The tone reflects Issa’s (Issa Rae) mental and emo

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Less than six months after raising $8 million in seed funding, Chilean proptech startup Houm has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Goodwater Capital. Fifth Wall also participated in the financing, along with existing backers OneVC, Elad Gil, Liu Jang and new investors Fen Ventures, Broadhaven and Rahul Mehta, managing partner at DST Global. With the

DONATE HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE MILLION AVIOS Last month we announced our final — and biggest — campaign of 2021: a chance to win one million Avios by supporting Comic Relief US, an organization that works to create a just world, free from poverty. TPG has teamed up with the British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus credit cards from Chase to give five lucky donors one million Avios each . And t

Engadget / 4h
We at Engadget spend a lot of time thinking about the best tech gifts for anyone and everyone in your life. But during that process, we often can’t help but think about the things we’d like to receive as gifts. We encourage everyone to treat themselves in some way while scrambling to find gifts for those they love, and it’s about time we take our own advice. Here, we’ve compiled a list of gadgets

Threat actors have managed to compromise and access data about devices monitored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) -owned Aruba Networks , the company has revealed. Aruba provides network access solutions for large enterprise networks through Aruba Central, which is its unified cloud-based network operations, assurance and security platform that helps streamline deployment, and management of wi

Ometria Raises Series•
We last heard from Ometria , an “AI-powered” customer marketing platform allowing brands and retailers to personalize marketing messages, in 2019 when it raised $21 million in a Series B. It’s now completed a $40 million Series C round, led by InfraVia Growth, with participation from existing investors Octopus Ventures, Sonae IM, Summit Action, Adjuvo and Columbia Lake Partners, as well as severa

54Gizmodo / 4h
Here in our world, Scorpio Season is that most enchanted part of the year when it’s always Daylight Savings Time demon time regardless of what the clock says. But the situation’s a bit different on the Earth of Starsigns , Copper Bottle ’s new monthly comic series from writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Megan Levens . io9… Read more...

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MoviePass, the ill-fated subscription movie ticket service which promised unlimited viewings and then crashed into bankruptcy, is set to return, after a cofounder stepped in this week unexpectedly. Launched in 2011, MoviePass gained in hype-levels in 2016 and 2017, when for a single monthly payment theater-goers could up to a movie each day. Unsurprisingly, that proved to be popular – … Continue

Engadget / 4h
The ProArt line of creator-oriented devices was a stroke of marketing genius by ASUS, helping separate them from rivals with a line of premium devices. A prime example is the Studiobook 16 OLED H5600 laptop , tempting artists with high performance, a beautiful 16-inch 4K OLED display, and an “ASUS dial” for video or photo editing. ASUS’s previous ProArt laptops like the StudioBook One were workst

Three years ago the CEO of Singapore Airlines described what they would do with their new first class on board the upcoming Boeing 777-9 as a "quantum leap" in their design offering. Continue reading ...

Late last month, Rippling , the now five-year-old company founded by serial entrepreneur Parker Conrad, raised $250 million in Series C funding in a round that pushed its valuation to a whopping $6.5 billion . Now, Conrad is taking the wraps off what had investors so excited about the outfit, which already helps companies manage their employees’ payroll, benefits, devices, and apps, but which is

CloudQuery Infrastructure•
As developers push code across multiple clouds, figuring out what infrastructure you own becomes a real challenge, usually involving writing custom scripts. CloudQuery , an early-stage startup, wanted to make it easier, and built an open source tool to do the work for you. Today, the company announced a $3.5 million seed round led by Boldstart Ventures with help from Work-Bench, Mango Capital and

American Airlines will offer incentives to its employees to avoid a short-staffing situation like the one that led to a massive system meltdown late last month, causing thousands of cancellations and delays . The airline told employees this week that it would offer pay incentives for working on days surrounding the holidays that are expected to see peak travel demand and, in some cases, an additi

Last week during a Travis Scott performance at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, eight people died and hundreds were hurt when the densely packed crowd surged toward the stage. Many attendees have uploaded troubling, horror-inducing footage of concert-goers struggling to get help as Scott continued to perform. With… Read more...

Going out to see a movie isn’t always viable. Instead, you can watch something intended for the big screen in the comfort of your own home. These gifts make it that much more enjoyable for the movie-lovers in your life! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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A startup called Sivo wants to do for debt what Stripe did for payments: Make it as easy to access a debt facility as plugging into an API. And just as Stripe helped unlock a slew of new businesses thanks to the ease with which they could embed payments into their apps and services, Sivo wants to power a new generation of lending offerings. Early returns have been positive: In just about three mo

Seagate has unveiled the first ever hard disk drive (HDD) that utilizes both the NVMe protocol and a PCIe interface, which have historically been used for solid state drives (SSDs) exclusively. As explained in a company blog post , the proof-of-concept HDD is based on a proprietary controller that plays nice with all major protocols (SAS, SATA and NVMe), without requiring a bridge. The NVMe HDD w

Mashable / 5h
Each year, wildfire seasons start earlier, threatening life and further exacerbating the climate crisis. As fires grow bigger, the technology we rely on to tame them must get smarter. For Drone Amplified, a company specializing in a fireball-dropping drone system, the answer is simple: contain wildfires faster and reduce the risk for firefighters. Upon command, the device releases small incendiar

With record venture capital totals , record numbers of startups worth $1 billion or more and eye-watering revenue multiples available for private and public technology companies alike, you could be forgiven for having concern that we’re heading for a dot-com-style correction. The believers are not convinced. And for good reason, it turns out. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Rea

36TechCrunch / 5h
When you live in a home, something always breaks. And it can be difficult to know who to call and if you can afford the repairs. That’s where Puls Technologies come in. Now armed with $15 million in fresh capital led by Hanaco Venture Capital, the Livermore, California-based company, which offers on-demand home repair services through its mobile app, is also going after the home insurance market

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

Yesterday, the IRS released inflation-adjusted income tax brackets for 2022, which will be increasing by the largest year-to-year margin since Congress revamped the tax code in 2017. Here’s a look at how it breaks down. Read more...

Rittenhouse Apple iPad•
Engadget / 5h
A lack of technical knowledge may have just influenced an important court case. The New York Times reports the defense for shooter Kyle Rittenhouse incorrectly claimed that an iPad's pinch-to-zoom function could modify footage of the incident, "creating what it thinks is there, not what necessarily is there." That sparked a debate between lawyers and Judge Schroeder, who maintained the burden was

23Gizmodo / 5h
Finn Wolfhard is setting himself up for a return to horror with a new slasher movie. Daniel Dae Kim prepares for his role as Avatar ’s villain . Plus what’s coming on Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman , and a new look at Hanna ’s third season. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Pubg New State India•
I've just played three matches of PUBG: New State , and I've decided that's all I'll really ever need to play from the game. PUBG: New State is the newest game from Krafton, the publishers of PUBG, and it's a mobile-only game that's just been released on Android and iOS. It's basically a successor to PUBG Mobile. And that's really the problem. PUBG: New State isn't a different game from PUBG Mobi

Smartwatches are often one of the best selling items around Black Friday and Cyber Monday , and we're beginning to see a lot of deals on a variety of different fitness devices for 2021. Garmin, Xiaomi and Huawei products are on sale now from a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Currys and Very. There are products for every price category, with for example a deal for the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro as

2042 DLSS NVIDIA Reflex•
Battlefield 2042 – which is about to hit early access – is getting DLSS and a major performance uplift, plus Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, which is out today, is also benefiting from the frame rate boosting tech. Battlefield 2042 offers DLSS from tomorrow with early access , and Nvidia notes that gamers with supporting GeForce RTX graphics cards can expect up to double the performance at 4K reso

EE has offered a glimpse into its future retail plans with the opening of a concept store at its new London headquarters in Aldgate. The One Branham store will be used to test new retail ideas that could be deployed in other locations, and to offer customers a more “immersive” experience when purchasing new services and products from EE and BT. The site will also serve as a bookable event place f

Link: Apply now for the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (this is the best publicly available offer for the card, and we appreciate your support if you use our link) There’s a lot to learn about the new Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card , given that this marks Capital One’s entry into the premium credit card space . Lots of people are applying ( and being approved ) for the card,

Engadget / 5h
Whether you’re serious about snow sports, or a weekend resort-goer, there’s always more ways to get the most out of your time on the mountain. Apps and gadgets that keep track of your laps around the resort can help you up your game, no matter your skill level. And gear to protect your phone and can keep an epic powder day from turning into “the day you dropped your phone off a chairlift.” Or, yo

Linktree Partners Shopify•
38TechCrunch / 5h
Linktree, the popular “link in bio” service, is launching a Shopify integration to give users a way to promote their businesses and products directly on its platform. With this integration, Linktree users can launch a Shopify storefront on their Linktree to showcase their products and services to drive more sales. The feature is available now for free to all Linktree users. Linktree says that the

40TechCrunch / 5h
Flexbase is turning construction financing on its head with a new credit card — the industry’s first, according to the founders — that offers up to 60 days interest-free financing. The company, which develops automated payments tools for contractors and the construction industry, was started by Zaid Rahman and Hadi Solh to target small- and mid-sized businesses. Rahman, a Theil Fellow, and Solh g

With so many cruise lines vying to be the largest, flashiest and most innovative, it takes a lot to disrupt the industry these days. When it comes to accommodations, we’ve seen everything from two-deck, apartment-style digs to staterooms with their own exercise equipment, plunge pools and baby grand pianos. Even so, Virgin Voyages has managed to offer a fresh take on its first ship, Scarlet Lady

26Lifehacker / 5h
I have always been a skin eater, much to my mother’s chagrin. “It’s not good for you,” she would say as she peeled the browned and burnished skin off a Costco rotisserie chicken. “I don’t care!” I would shout, as I tried to snatch it off her plate before she threw it in the garbage. Read more...

46Wired / 5h
Pakistan's national database encodes social expectations—like that every citizen has two married parents—and raises important questions about digital IDs.

Underground and below the lights of Sin City is the Las Vegas Loop. Elon Musk’s unofficially named “Tesla Tunnel” created by his spin-off, The Boring Company. I recently had the chance to take several rides through these tunnels in a Model X, and while yes, it was boring, the trip was also peacefully exciting and completely free. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

On Windows 10, changing your default browser is easy: Just a few clicks. On Windows 11, you have to make a few more changes in Settings. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You’ve probably heard someone raving about their new air fryer. If you’re finally considering getting one yourself, you’ll want to figure out which is best for your cooking habits. To help you out, we’re ranking all of our favorite air fryers, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Subaru Toyota Solterra•
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Enlarge / Subaru Corp. Solterra electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) during an unveiling event in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (credit: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Thursday morning in Tokyo, Subaru unveiled its first-ever battery-electric vehicle. It's an electric crossover called the Solterra, and it has been developed in partnership with Toyota alongside that brand's

22Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Michael Theis / Flickr ) About 10,000 enterprise servers running Palo Alto Networks’ GlobalProtect VPN are vulnerable to a just-patched buffer overflow bug with a severity rating of 9.8 out of a possible 10. Security firm Randori said on Wednesday that it discovered the vulnerability 12 months ago and for most of the time since has been privately using it in its red team products

Samsung S21 Exynos•
Samsung’s FE or Fan Edition lineup – the affordable flagship lineup – has its very own fan-base. One that adores stripped-down versions of previous generation flagships available at lower prices. The upcoming device in this lineup is the Galaxy S21 FE and though highly anticipated, the phone has been delayed much already . According to some reports, the Galaxy S21 FE is expected to launch early n

SlashGear / 6h
The 2022 Nissan Sentra is the automaker’s best-selling sedan. Fresh from a major redesign in 2020, the new Sentra is soldiering on as an affordable, fuel-efficient, and practical sedan. New for 2022 is the Midnight Edition and All-Weather Packages for the range-topping Sentra SR and midgrade Sentra V, respectively. The base Sentra S starts at $20,485 (including $975 destination) and … Continue re

The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card launch earlier this week represents one of the most exciting new credit cards to come around in a long time. As Capital One’s new flagship card, the Venture X now enters the world of premium travel rewards cards, taking on incumbent players like The Platinum Card® from American Express and Chase Sapphire Reserve . The $395-per-year Venture X not only

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If you’re like me, you’re probably still using an alarm clock to get up, even with your smartphone charging by your bedside. While the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 isn’t as iconic as the vintage Sony Dream Machine from the late ‘80s, it is just as effective at getting me up in the morning. It also offers access to the Google… Read more...

Engadget / 6h
If you're looking to take your smart home to the next level, a smart thermostat can do the trick. Google makes a few reliable ones, including the Nest Learning Thermostat, which is a tad bit smarter and sleeker than the standard model. Normally $249, the Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for $179 at Wellbots right now when you use the code THERMOENGADGET . While not an all-time low, it's the be

To avoid shipping delays related to COVID, you’ll want to get your holiday shopping done and mail your gifts earlier this year. To help you do that, the USPS, FedEx, and UPS have released their recommended ship-by dates for gifts to be delivered in time for Christmas. Here are the dates, based on carrier. Read more...

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Researchers from the University of Arizona have conducted a study aiming to reconstruct the earth’s climate since the last Ice Age, which occurred about 24,000 years ago. Their study was recently published in the journal “Nature” and focused on three main findings. The critical finding in the study was verification that the main drivers of climate change since the last … Continue reading

View of an advertising card for R.H. Fyfe & Co., advertising Edwin C. Burt shoes. Card depicts a bird and flowers. Printed on front: “Edwin C. Burt & Co., manufacturer of fine shoes, New York. Presented by R.H. Fyfe & Co., 101 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Mich. Copyrighted 1882, the Major & Knapp Lith. Co., N.Y.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Of the many Lego Black Friday deals we see every year, only a few of them are usually on the popular Lego Advent calendars. Why only a few? Well, because they sell out so quickly that there's no time for deals. This year, there are five different official 2021 Lego Advent calendars; they're for the City, Friends, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Marvel Avengers themes. We're already seeing early Black

NFT Beeple Christie’s•
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To say Beeple has had a good year would be something of an understatement. The digital artist, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, recently sold his first piece of physical art , a screen-covered rotating metal box that shows an astronaut walking through changing landscapes, for a whopping $28.9 million at auction — and back in March he sold an NFT for $69 million (a non-fungible token called Eve

Mashable / 6h
Looking to earn some points at home? Or do you need to do something special to show you care? Picking out gifts for the lady in your life is a golden opportunity to show her just how special she is — your mum, your girlfriend, your wife, your daughter, anyone. There’s a wealth of unique items scattered across the worldwide web — from smellies and self-care to technology and everything in-between.

Docker storage drivers control how images and containers are stored on your filesystem. They’re the mechanism that lets you create images, start containers, and modify writable layers. Here are the differences between each driver and the situations where they should be used. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

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 ...

WhatsApp Friend Scam•
Trading standards officers warn that fraudsters are posing as family members to steal money.

Gizmodo / 6h
Julia Child taught the world that anyone could be an amateur chef in their own kitchen and whip up more than just meat and potatoes, but then technology came along and filled our kitchens with gadgets that turned everything from baking bread to making stews into push-button processes requiring little skill and even… Read more...

Beats Fit Pro Apple•
33Wired / 6h
The latest Beats in-ears are by far the best everyday headphones for iPhone owners.

26Wired / 6h
Under pressure to make their sites accessible to visually impaired users, firms turn to software. But advocates say the tech isn't always up to the task.

The Naked Market New•
Food and beverage startup The Naked Market bagged $27.5 million of Series A investment, led by Integrated Capital, to continue developing its line of healthier food brands. The company was founded in 2019 by Harrison Fugman, Alex Kost and Tim Marbach, who created a “fast fail” method to develop new foods that includes an end-to-end infrastructure that can go from idea to market in about three mon

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was murdered in a neighborhood of Minneapolis by Derek Chauvin, a white police officer with the city’s police department, after the latter knelt on the former’s neck for more than nine minutes. The murder, caught on video by a 17-year-old bystander, set off a chain reaction that reverberated around the world. There were protests in cities ac

Native Linux support for Apple’s new ARM-based architecture isn’t yet ready, but you can run Linux on an M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max using a virtual machine. This allows you to run 64-bit x86 Linux apps or try out different distros from the comfort of macOS. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A global survey of app security managers has revealed that a majority (91%) of the respondents had experienced security breaches in the last year as a direct result of a vulnerable application. Compiled by cybersecurity specialists Checkmarx, the report shares alarming trends in breaches and supply chain loopholes, based on a survey of over a thousand AppSec managers and developers. “Security bre

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Researchers at EPFL have developed a new imaging technique that combines two different microscopy methods. By combining the two methods, researchers can see what’s happening inside cells and on the membrane of the cells at the same time. The combination brings an unprecedented look inside cellular processes, such as those that happen with infection, among others. Learning more about cells … Conti

Author and daughter, enjoying a leisurely afternoon ride on the RadWagon 4. [credit: Jim Salter ] Rad Power RadWagon 4 $1899 at Rad Power Bikes (Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs .) The Salter household is very much a bicycling household, so when Rad Power offered me a review unit of one of its 2021 model e-bikes, I eagerly accepted. R

Many of us have a new pair of earbuds on our shopping lists for Black Friday, but there's no need to wait another two weeks when you can currently pick up the AirPods Pro at Amazon for £199 (was £239). That's £40 off the usual price and the biggest discount yet on Apple's latest generation high-end earbuds. Until now, the best price we've seen was a brief drop to £229 at the start of the month so

Subaru Toyota Solterra•
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The 2023 Subaru Solterra got its first taste of the spotlight in its home market of Japan recently. Subaru began teasing us with the Solterra last May as the brand’s first-ever all-electric vehicle. And then, the automaker released a teaser photo of the Solterra’s front clip on the dirt a few days prior. Subaru also made it clear the Solterra … Continue reading

Engadget / 7h
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S debuted one year ago this month. To celebrate, we’ve made a 20-minute video conversation about the pros, cons and future of both consoles, hosted by PS5 enthusiast and Engadget Senior Editor Jessica Conditt, and Xbox Series X fan and Senior Editor Devindra Hardawar. There may not be a clear-cut winner of this generation yet — in fact, the conversation tries t

Gmail iOS Picture Google•
Some of the most vital Google Workspace tools will finally be getting the latest features for iOS users, the company has revealed. Google has announced a hat-trick of top productivity tool upgrades for iOS devices across both iPhone and iPad, helping both consumer and business users across the world stay up to date, wherever they are. "If you use Google apps to get work done on your iPhone or iPa

Africa DeFi Insurance•
Insurance lags behind other financial services in the adoption of digital technologies. Granted, a few unicorns have popped up from the modern digital insurance space such as Tractable and Lemonade; however , this sector hasn’t raced to the stage as quickly as say, payments or lending . With the global insurance market worth over $5 trillion, there are different opportunities to be tapped despite

45Gizmodo / 7h
People celebrating a festival in India’s capital of New Delhi this week were greeted with a strange sight: what looked like a blanket of snow covering the city’s main river. A thick covering of white foam has covered the Yamuna River in recent days, a byproduct of the immense amount of waste in the river. Despite the… Read more...

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People and canines suffer horribly from the disease, caused by a fungus spreading through the increasingly dry US Southwest.

24Wired / 7h
Countries at COP26 have committed to slashing emissions, in the hope of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. It's not enough.

Zillow iBuying•
100+Wired / 7h
The real estate site went into the business of buying and selling homes. But the pandemic messed up its predictions.

A new PS5 update has dramatically improved the PS Store’s wishlist function, as it will now alert users when a game goes on sale or is available to pre-order. You’ll need to enable push notifications for 'Wishlist Updates' on your PS5 console and PS App, but the handy new feature will definitely help PlayStation owners save some cash. Wishlist notifications also work on PS4 , but because you can’

The Oculus Quest 2 is a VR headset that needs to be comfortable when worn, which is why there's plenty of accessories to help with this. It's why an additional strap is available to add to the comfort if you're wanting an extended playtime with Resident Evil 4 VR . November 26 is when the Black Friday deals will begin this year. You'll see some deals in the run-up to the event, but the very best

Engadget / 7h
A number of Instant Pot pressure cookers, air fryers and other cooking gadgets are on sale for one day only on Amazon, including the 8-quart Duo Crisp for $119. That's $81 less than what it usually sells for and is the lowest price we've seen for the larger Duo Crisp . The model comes with a removable air fryer lid you can use to make crispy chicken wings, fried vegetables and more. It has 11 fun

Link: Apply now for the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (this is the best publicly available offer for the card, and we appreciate your support if you use our link) The new Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card has so many awesome perks , like a $300 annual travel credit , 10K bonus anniversary miles, access to Capital One Lounges , a Priority Pass membership , and awesome authorize

Annotations, labels, and selectors are used to manage metadata attached to your Kubernetes objects. Annotations and labels define the data while selectors provide a way to query it. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

One of the most exciting things about Windows 11 is the ability to run Android apps. But why exactly is that exciting? Hasn’t it been possible for years with an app called “BlueStacks?” Yes, but this is much better. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Intel Alder Lake processors are now out , or at least the first clutch of desktop CPUs, but more will follow – and we now have purported specs for what could be the next models to arrive for the 12th-gen range. To begin with, Intel unleashed K series processors ( 12900K , 12700K and 12600K, plus KF variants with no integrated GPU), which are unlocked chips that overclockers can ramp up clock spee

We've yet to see this year's full range of Black Friday Dyson deals , but early sales are already starting to appear at Currys, and can save you up to £150 on some of the best vacuum cleaners we've tested. These early deals are for the Dyson V11 Absolute (save £150) , the Dyson V15 Detect Animal (save £99) , and the Dyson Outsize Absolute (save £99) – three cordless vacuums that will take a lot o

Digital Employees Work•
A new report from VMware has found the majority of businesses are looking to install some form of employee surveillance to monitor home workers - who in turn, are walking out the door in protest. Based on a survey of 7,600 respondents all over the world, working in HR, IT, and managerial roles, the study found 70% of companies have either already implemented, or are planning to implement - survei

Netflix Streaming PS4P•
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Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming platforms in the world and has tens of thousands of subscribers globally. The streaming giant has announced that it will soon allow subscribers to stream AV1 video content directly to their TVs. AV1 is a high-efficiency video codec that has a royalty-free license from the Alliance of Open Media. Netflix points … Continue reading

Dell often has some of the best early Black Friday deals , and this year is no exception, with the current model of Dell XPS 13 available for just $649.99, down from $949. ( Not in the US? Scroll down for deals in your region ). That's a saving of 31% on one of the best laptops currently on the market, which means you won't need to compromise performance for affordability if you're looking to buy

Amazing Black Friday deals are popping up early this year, like this great £150 discount on one of the best laptops ever made; the Dell XPS 13. The Dell XPS 13 is a constant presence in our best laptops buying guide , and this model comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, an Intel Iris Xe graphics card, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and a 13.4-inch FHD display. The Dell XPS 13 normally sells for £1,149

The famed gang from Riverdale is all set to get an Indian makeover. Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle and Kevin Keller, the main names from Riverdale, are set to come to India in the form of a musical on Netflix . To be directed by Zoya Akhtar, the story is set in the 1960s India and will be a Hindi adaptation. Netflix is collaborating with Archie Comics t

A zero-day vulnerability in spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel is reportedly being abused by cybercriminals in real-world scenarios. According to an advisory issued by Microsoft, the security feature bypass bug could allow unauthenticated threat actors to launch attacks against vulnerable users with relative ease. To exploit the flaw, an attacker would need to trick a victim into opening a mali

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It’s no secret that Chadwick Boseman’s tragic and unexpected passing left a T’Challa-sized hole in Marvel’s plans for future Black Panther movies – but fans are still yet to learn who, if anyone, will be taking up the titular hero’s mantle. For months, the presumption had been that Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s sister, Shuri, in the first movie and upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Fo

You know Black Friday deals are getting near when brands start kicking off their individual sales: case in point, a few Motorola phones are discounted. Most of the savings are quite naff, but there's one pretty good one. The Moto G100 is possibly the best budget phone we've seen from the brand, and it's down from £449 to £349 - that's £100 off, or a reduction of 22%. There are a few other handset

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How could Tencent not jump on the metaverse bandwagon when Facebook is hinging its future on the new buzzword? At this stage, Tencent’s approach seems more measured than Facebook’s $10 billion investment into its metaverse division. But any early hint from the Chinese social media and gaming giant will provide enough fodder for investor speculation. During its earnings call on Wednesday, Tencent’

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

MyHeritage has launched its Black Friday deals early, with 41% off ancestry testing kits . Individual testing kits usually costs $79 / £79, but are now down to $47 / £47 for a limited time. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always a good time to pick up a DNA test kit , with big savings from all the major brands, including MyHeritage , 23andMe , and AncestryDNA . In our tests, MyHeritage performe

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Germany reported 50,196 new cases of covid-19 on Thursday during the previous 24 hours, the highest daily case count for the country for the entire pandemic, according to Germany’s DW news outlet. Thursday’s case numbers in Germany exceeded Wednesday’s 39,676 new cases, which was also a record until today’s figure. Read more...

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Business education is, let’s face it, finding it hard to keep up with a $3 trillion global tech startup economy that’s booming right now. High-growth companies are time-starved and so are their executives, but the courses they are offered are long, often boring, and varying in quality. Ideally, business education should be more on-demand, targeted, practical, and byte-size. So this, essentially i

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SAVE $185: The Acer TravelMate P6 laptop combines portability and performance, making it a great option for commuters or students. For a limited time, this laptop is on sale for $499.99 on Woot — saving you $185 on list price. Black Friday is famous for deals on laptops, and at this time of year it usually pays to remain patient. "Usually" is the key word here, because a limited-time deal deserve

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SAVE BIG ON REFURBS: Access millions of films, shows, songs, apps, and so much more with Amazon's range of popular tablets. For a limited time, the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (refurbished) is on sale on Woot — prices start at just $39.99. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: If you want to secure the best deals, you should be considering refurbished products. If you can forgive a few minor

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Aubrey Plaza went on The Late Show last night, spilling all the tea on her various co-stars to Stephen Colbert. Resurrecting the pair's "Tea at the Plaza" segment and donning a particularly fantastic witch costume, Plaza revealed views on the people she's worked with lately. With a cup of dandelion tea in hand, the actress laid down her thoughts on Happiest Season co-star Kristen Stewart, The Lit

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NASA and SpaceX finally launched the Crew-3 mission yesterday on November 10, at 9:03 PM EST. The launch happened at Launch Complex 39A at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The capsule used for the mission was the Crew Dragon Endurance, and it was pushed into orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Crewmembers aboard the capsule were Raja … Continue reading

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new spyware campaign that hides in plain sight on victims’ Android devices under the garb of legitimate lifestyle apps. The campaign, dubbed PhoneSpy, was discovered by researchers at mobile security firm Zimperium, who found the spyware inside 23 Android apps . Once installed, the researchers observed that the spyware will stealthily exfiltrate data fro

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When two Canadian coders started an online project called CryptoPunks, they had no idea they’d spark a hyped-up, blockchain-fueled cultural juggernaut.

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Vodafone has significantly expanded its partnership with CityFibre, becoming the anchor tenant for the latter’s fibre to the premise (FTTP) network. The Newbury-based operator entered the fixed broadband market back in 2015 and has worked with CityFibre since 2017 to offer ultrafast services to consumers and businesses in 12 major cities. This latest expansion means Vodafone can reach customers a

Ancient Olympia to be preserved in a new deal between the Greek government and Microsoft.

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Phones aren’t finished at launch, with companies often adding new features over time through software updates, and one such feature seems to have just landed on the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro . According to Mishaal Rahman (a tech journalist), his Pixel 6 now has an Adaptive Sound feature. This is something that allows the phone to improve the sound quality from its internal speaker by

Looking for a solid pair of over-ear headphones at a price that could beat the Black Friday deals ? This pair of Sony WH-CH710N headphones could be perfect for you, as they've been given an incredible discount over at Amazon. The Sony WH-CH710N over-ear headphones are currently down to just £69 at Amazon, down from the retail price of £130 for a total saving of £61. Not only is that a great deal,

If you're looking for a reliable pair of true wireless earbuds, these early Black Friday deals on the excellent Sony WF-C500 could be just the ticket. The wireless earbuds may have only been released in September, but they've already hit their lowest price in the US and the UK - and as the WF-C500 were already fairly budget-friendly, these Black Friday wireless earbuds deals are well worth snappi

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As investors continue to pour billions into super speedy on-demand grocery delivery — trying to dislodge the dominance of traditional supermarket giants via a hyper convenience lever (whipping up some local opposition to their 24/7 dark stores and delivery methods in the process) — other entrepreneurs are spotting opportunities to slow things down a little. And, well, spice things up. Their goal

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Driving around in a golf cart with The Rock, singing songs and drinking tequila doesn't sound like a bad day at the office, does it? That's exactly what James Corden got up to recently, spending a fun-filled afternoon with Dwayne Johnson cruising around the CBS lot in a golf cart, rapping Johnson's part in the Tech N9ne track "Face Off" along with more mellow classics like the Bee Gees' "How Deep

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Starfield , the next big open-world RPG from the makers of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be compatible with mods. Bethesda Game Studios boss Todd Howard confirmed the news during a Reddit AMA , revealing that despite the game moving to an all new engine from the studio’s previous titles, Starfield will offer the same deep mod support as previous titles from the developer. "Our plan is to have

Micro Void Balaur TM•
Cybersecurity researchers have shared comprehensive insight into a prolific hacker-for-hire group that have targeted at least 3,500 individuals and organizations and have been operational since 2015. The cybercriminals, uncovered by Trend Micro , which named the group Void Balaur , are said to advertise their services under the Rockethack moniker on Russian-language forums. According to the resea

Do you love home-made fries as well as stews and curries? Then why not invest in an Instant Pot, a versatile kitchen appliance that offers several cooking methods in one gadget. Amazon has slashed 41% off the Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1, which is now down to £118.95 from $199.99 , for today only, as part of Amazon’s early Black Friday sales (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best air fryer dea

Engadget / 9h
HTC has updated its excellent but expensive Vive Focus 3 business-focused headset with a much larger play area, WiFi 6E and more, the company announced . The software update comes with no change in hardware as HTC "secretly built in the 6E required hardware from Day 1," tweeted HTC's global head of hardware products, Shen Ye. You also don't need new hardware. We secretly built in the 6E required

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Ms. Marvel has been handed a new release window on Disney Plus – but fans will have to wait another eight months, at least, for its arrival. The superhero's live-action debut was originally supposed to land on the streamer before the end of 2021, but it was delayed indefinitely back in September. Now, The Walt Disney Company has revealed that Ms. Marvel won't debut on Disney Plus until the fourth

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Elon Musk sold roughly $5 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk launched a Twitter poll over the past weekend, asking if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock to pay taxes. Read more...

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TL;DR: Save up to 50% at Shutterfly through Nov. 21, no code needed. Universal truth: Everyone loves to see your family’s smiling faces in their mailbox during the holidays. It doesn’t matter if your family consists of growing kids, a gaggle of furry friends, or just excellently solo you, the holidays are the time to show off your mug to friends and loved ones. Through Nov. 21, you can save 50% o

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On the lookout for things that can make your life easier? The pro in that department is none other than KeySmart, a company we’ve featured many times before, with a litany of gadgets and gizmos you didn't know you needed. From key organizers to air purifiers to sprays that remove fog from your glasses, they surely have an offering you'd love to have in your everyday carry arsenal. Here are 20 of

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TL;DR: Get the CARSULE Pop-Up Cabin for $254.99 with the code SAVE15NOV as of Nov. 11 — that's 33% off its original price of $379. When you go camping , you should be able to utilize the trunk of your car for added space, storage, and shelving. Kickstarter backers thought so too, which is why they helped fund this ingenious idea that makes camping so much easier and more enjoyable. And for a limi

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TL;DR: The TRIO from Mobile Pixels Triple Laptop Screen Extender is just $436.05 at the Mashable Shop with code SAVE15NOV, as of Nov. 11. If you still haven't made your work from home station more productive yet, what are you waiting for? It doesn't look like "normal" office culture will be returning any time soon, so you might as well cut down on clutter and increase productivity from your home

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TL;DR: The DIY Microbot Mini Robot Arm Professional Kit is just $1,308.99 with code SAVE15NOV as of Nov. 11. Just as many once feared, robots and AI have started taking over. Just take a look around — cars can drive themselves , vacuums can clean for you , and pizzas can even deliver themselves . And this is just the beginning. The future will likely be filled with tons of opportunities in the ro

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Elon Musk takes his Twitter polls seriously. Following a poll in which he asked whether he should sell 10 percent of his Tesla stock , which ended with roughly 58 percent of users voting yes, Musk is following through. According to new filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk has sold roughly 4.5 million shares this week, with the total value exceeding $5 billion. Tweet may have

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Engadget / 10h
Early last year, Netflix started using a new codec called AV1 on a select set of titles on Android. Now, the streaming giant has enabled AV1 streaming on the PS4 Pro and a limited number of smart TV models. Netflix was a key contributor to the development of AV1, which is available for use royalty free under the Alliance of Open Media. It shared this list of supported TVs with The Verge : Select

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The day is finally here: the new version of PUBG Mobile , called PUBG: New State , has finally rolled out for Android and iOS owners, following many months of hype after a mid-2020 initial unveiling. You can find PUBG: New State on the Google Play Store here if you have an Android device, or the Apple App Store here if you're an iPhone or iPad user. It's a roughly 1.5GB app so it might take a whi

Sony PlayStation 5•
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Sony's PlayStation 5 may not be able to beat the PS4's first year sales record due to an ongoing component shortage, according to Bloomberg . The company has reportedly cut its previous production forecast of 16 million down to 15 million, putting its target of 14.8 million PS5 sales by March in jeopardy, if the report is accurate. It also makes a bad situation worse in terms of consumers being a

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Metaverse has become the buzz word in technological circles. Almost all major platforms have some kind of future charted out based on virtual applications. The thing is these need AR (Augmented Reality) glasses to be fully effective. Indications are that smartphone brands may develop and launch their own AR glasses. And this is where chipmaker Qualcomm is stepping in. It has launched a platform t

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was considered an ill-fated smartphone. The device was recalled within days of a global launch as phones kept exploding. The South Korean company probed the matter and its lengthy findings revealed a culprit- overheating. Suddenly, we are witnessing a similar scenario with the OnePlus Nord 2 , though it seems India-specific for now. In recent times, at least three issues h

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Indonesia-based startup GoTo Group announced today it has secured more than $1.3 billion in the first close of its pre-IPO funding. The latest round was led by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), with participation from Avanda Investment Management, Fidelity International, Google, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Primavera Capital, SeaTown Master Fund, Temasek, Tencent and Ward Ferry. Further

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Feminist advocacy group UltraViolet has released a report card ranking some of the biggest social media platforms on how they handle misinformation, hate speech, harassment, and misogyny. Nobody did well. Compiled in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, the report evaluates Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube's policies against UltraViolet's 11 Policy Recom

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After doing so on mobile , Twitter has stopped automatically cropping images on the web, The Verge has reported. It now leaves full sized images across platforms, after researchers and users discovered that its cropping algorithms tended to be biased based on race and gender. This is now available on web! Pic looking good in the Tweet composer? That’s how it will look on the timeline. — Twitter S

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Nigeria-based health tech startup Helium Health has acquired Meddy , a Qatar-headquartered and UAE-based doctor booking platform, for an undisclosed amount . The acquisition, termed “a great deal” by Helium Health CEO Adegoke Olubusi on a call, is u