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K. Kennedy Star Wars•
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has suggested that Star Wars’ sequel-era lead characters may return in future Disney projects. Speaking to Empire magazine, Kennedy said of Daisy Ridley's Rey, Oscar Isaac's Poe and John Boyega's Finn: "Certainly, those are not characters we're going to forget. They will live on, and those are conversations that are going on with the creative team as well." Na

Tolkien Rings JRR Token•
200+Ars Technica / 22min
LOTR Enlarge / A screenshot from All similarities to LOTR were purely coincidental, apparently. The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings , has successfully vanquished a cryptocurrency that styled itself as “The One Token That Rules Them All.” The JRR Token cryptocurrency launched in August, with a website that featured rings, hobbit holes, and a wizard with

In early October, we learned how Lufthansa will be eliminating free liquor in economy and premium economy on long haul flights, and will also be introducing a buy on board menu, to supplement the main meals. We now have more details of what we can expect , as this new service is being rolled out on a widespread basis in about a week. Lufthansa adjusting long haul service Lufthansa recently elimin

Gizmodo / 7min
Ghostbusters: Afterlife finally premiered last Friday, raking in more than $44 million over its first weekend—far more than critics and its studio, Sony, had predicted. That doesn’t mean the movie’s better than critics are saying , of course, but that’s not why I’ve brought you here today. We need to talk about a… Read more...

TechCrunch / 11min
Fresh on the heels of Rocket Lab’s third successful booster recovery, CEO Peter Beck said the next step will be attempting to catch the booster mid-air using a helicopter, likely within the first half of next year. Rocket Lab recovered the first stage of its Electron launcher during an ocean splashdown last week , after the rocket delivered two BlackSky geospatial imaging satellites to low Earth

Telling vaccinated and boosted people under 50 not to go to Europe is wasting credibility. We have failure of elites in this country, and that's a shame, because we wind up with people who see themselves as sticking it to those elites when it really matters, on issues like vaccines. Continue reading ...

Lifehacker / 18min
We currently have more broadcast and cable networks and streaming services that any one person or household or possibly small village could possibly watch, and all of them are desperate for content. That means that shows come and go faster than they used to, but it also means there’s more hope than ever that your… Read more...

TechCrunch / 19min
As the world quickly transitions into a global village thanks to the rapid penetration of internet networks, it is easy for some people to be left behind owing to the remoteness of their locations. In most parts of Zanzibar, an autonomous island in East Africa, for example, services by terrestrial cable and satellite networks are deficient, leaving a big percentage of the population uncovered. Bu

TechCrunch / 19min
Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’ve got lots of them. We’re just starting to roll out this year’s gift guides, so check back from now until the end of December for more ! Sometimes when you get mad about something silly on the internet, people will tell you, “go touch some grass.” But a few months back, when Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s rebran

Engadget / 19min
The next season of Fall Guys starts on November 30th and the beans are getting into the party spirit. Developer Mediatonic took inspiration from festivals, carnivals and the circus for season six. New obstacles include a water balloon cannon, vacuum tubes, a circular version of the infamous seesaw and a platform that flips vertically after a certain length of time. What's more, there are trapezes

Gizmodo / 19min
Tile, which dominated the Bluetooth tracker market for years, is reportedly being acquired by family location-sharing service Life360 in a deal valued at $205 million. Read more...

Ars Technica / 22min
Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Holmes targeted ultra-wealthy families as early backers of Theranos to avoid the potential pressure from larger investment firms to go public, according to an investor at the DeVos family office who kicked in $100 million for the blood-testing startup. (credit: David P

Russia US 2021 UN SM•
TechCrunch / 26min
We’re almost ready to initiate the launch sequence for TC Sessions: Space 2021 , which takes flight on December 14-15. This is a global space conference extraordinaire and as such, you’ll find aerospace companies both on the stage and in the audience. It’s an other-worldly networking opportunity you don’t want to miss. Time-sensitive pricing: If you don’t have a pass yet, this should put you in a

Engadget / 31min
Cowboy Bebop was like nothing else when it premiered twenty years ago. It was a neo-Western set in space; a noir thriller alongside the spectacle of martial arts action and John Woo-esque shootouts; an existential vision of a broken future where characters were forced to live with their shattered pasts. And on top of all of that, it was propelled by an iconic soundtrack that easily danced between

Apple Israeli NSO Pegasus•
Gizmodo / 31min
Apple has filed a lawsuit against Israeli surveillance-for-hire company NSO Group over its Pegasus spyware that has been used to target Apple devices. Read more...

Mashable / 34min
UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EST This story has been updated to include this year's best deals on blenders, food processors, and juicers. BEST BLENDER DEAL: Breville BJB615SHY the 3X Bluicer Blender and Juicer, a high-end blender and juicer in one — $239.95 $299.95 (save $60) BEST FOOD PROCESSOR DEAL: KitchenAid KFP0718OB Easy Store Food Processor , a straightforward, compact food processor —

Apple Israeli NSO Pegasus•
Mashable / 34min
Apple is pissed off. The iPhone maker announced Tuesday that it's suing NSO Group, the company behind the notorious Pegasus spyware used to target journalists and human rights activists around the world. And Apple's not mincing any words in the process. The complaint , filed in the Northern District of California, calls the NSO Group "notorious hackers—amoral 21st century mercenaries who have cre

Gizmodo / 37min
Astronomers announced this week the discovery of the fastest-rotating white dwarf star on record, with a spin rate of once every 25 seconds. The star is about the size of Earth but, by the team’s measurements, contains least 200,000 times more mass, making the dense little object a spinning freak of nature. Read more...

TechCrunch / 40min
Robert Falck used to work at a Russian trucking factory by day, and by night, he built a nightclub guest list startup. He also collects old books, and once guessed that Chinese author Gao Xingjian would win the Nobel Prize in literature. He grew up on a farm, but has degrees in finance, economics and mechanical engineering. No, this isn’t a game of two truths and a lie — indeed, these are snippet

Lifehacker / 47min
Feeling our feelings—contrary to long-held popular opinion that it is somehow weak—is remarkably hard work. Which is why we engage in frequent avoidance techniques so we don’t have to feel them: drinking, binge-eating, gambling, and staying excessively busy, to name a few. But as it turns out, learning how to feel (… Read more...

Travelers tend to fall into one of two camps when it comes to inflight Wi-Fi. There are the road warriors who hope to never fly without it , so accustomed are they to using the din of an airplane’s engines as the perfect white noise backdrop for logging on and crushing work. Then there are the travelers who look forward to the cocoon of the fuselage to shield them from the need to be constantly c

Gizmodo / 49min
Usually your foes at school are bullies, mean teachers, and homework deadlines. But when you’re a student in Dungeons & Dragons , and the school is a magical crossover with the world of Magic: The Gathering , dangerous encounters are going to get a bit tougher to face than a paper written an hour before it’s due. Read more...

Gartner Smartphone•
Ars Technica / 50min
Enlarge / Foldable devices like the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (above) helped Samsung keep its top spot. (credit: Samsung ) Component shortages have been wreaking havoc on the tech industry since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and smartphones are no outlier. Decelerated production schedules have given way to smaller stock and delayed launches. All of this has resulted in a decline in smartphone sales

SlashGear / 50min
If the definition of madness truly is doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting a different outcome every time, then perhaps wagon enthusiasts should give up on telling America they’re missing out. Let’s keep, instead, ridiculously fast and oddly practical cars like the Audi RS6 Avant to ourselves, layering exclusivity on top of supercar levels of performance. … Continue reading

How-To Geek / 53min
Want to force an update on your Roku TV or streaming stick? Your device regularly checks for updates in the background, but a manual update can sometimes be necessary, like when streaming issues arise. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 54min
Can you believe it? It’s almost Black Friday! If you’re looking to grab a new Apple iPhone for you or your family members, these terrific Black Friday deals will help you save a ton of dough while upgrading your smartphone setup. Come take a look! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Xbox One•
SlashGear / 58min
If you haven’t heard by now, the Xbox brand turned 20 this year. With anniversary livestreams, controllers, and even a surprise Halo Infinite multiplayer release, we’re not sure how you could have missed the news, but that’s neither here nor there. The anniversary train hasn’t stopped rolling yet, as Microsoft has launched a new virtual museum that takes us through … Continue reading

Tesla Model X Machine•
100+Futurism / 59min
Machine Gun Tesla It’s exactly what coffee culture needed — a YouTube studio for gun nuts partnering with coffee roaster Black Rifle Coffee to mount dual machine guns to the inside of a Tesla Model X. Hey, at least, it makes for a clickworthy thumbnail. The Model X got the militaristic makeover courtesy of FullMag Studios, a Tennessee-based video producer. The car features a full-service espresso

Gizmodo / 1h
Snowflake alert. Repeat, snowflake alert: conservatives are super mad about vaccinated puppets and won’t let them into their little safe space next year, Insider reported on Monday. Read more...

Reddit Dubsmash Video•
Reddit is shutting down Dubsmash, its short-form TikTok-like video platform, on February 22, 2022. The company says after February, Dubsmash will no longer be available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Currently downloaded apps will stop functioning on the same date. The company acquired Dubsmash in December 2020 and had said it would integrate its video creation tools in

NordLocker has announced the launch of its new mobile wrapper apps for Android and iOS that allow users of its encrypted cloud storage service to bring their end-to-end encrypted files with them wherever they go. These new apps are a direct result of the company introducing its Web Access feature which allows its encryption software to be used while away from a computer. NordLocker's mobile wrapp

Save $601.99: Simplify your search for a new TV. The TCL 6-Series 65-inch 4K Roku TV is on sale for $898 at Amazon, a savings of 40% as of Nov. 23. In the market for a new TV this Black Friday? The TCL 65-inch 6-Series 4K QLED is on sale for $898 . You'll save $601.99 on the best-selling QLED TV at Amazon . SEE ALSO: TCL TVs and soundbars are on sale ahead of Black Friday — save up to $500 at Ama

On Nov. 4, 2021, creator Andy Koh posted a TikTok captioned , "day 1 of listening to 2020 tik tok sounds to feel something." He had recently moved to South Korea and was looking for ways to entertain himself while completing his mandatory two-week quarantine. So he turned to TikTok, specifically the nostalgic sounds of early pandemic life. The first sound he reacted to was BENEE's " Supalonely (F

Last year, when relatively few people were going out, Capital One offered to send cardmembers Michelin-starred dinners . Then over the summer they offered a series of Michelin restaurant experiences worth flying to in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Northern Virginia. For the winter they're back with another three Michelin restaurant experiences as part of their "Capital One x MICHELIN Guide Destina

Apple Israeli NSO Pegasus•
Apple has launched a lawsuit against NSO Group, the maker of the nation-state spyware Pegasus, seeking a permanent injunction to prevent the spyware maker from using any Apple product or service. In a statement , Apple said it’s seeking the injunction to “prevent further abuse and harm to its users.” Israel-based company NSO Group develops Pegasus, a spyware that gives its government customers ne

Commercial space companies are increasingly seeking out paths to the public markets, and mergers with special purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs) are a popular mechanism for doing so. This year at the all-virtual TechCrunch Sessions: Space event on December 14-15, we’ll hear from key senior executives at Astra, Rocket Lab and Redwire about the SPAC process and what the public markets unlock

Epic Rock Band Harmonix•
Epic Games has acquired Harmonix , the studio behind titles like Guitar Hero , Rock Band , Dance Central and more recently Fuser . Financial terms have not been disclosed. Epic’s vision for Harmonix involves the metaverse . In the immediate future, the two plan to create “musical journeys and gameplay for Fortnite .” Turn your speakers UP! @Harmonix , the makers of interactive music experiences i

Finder is your pathway to all the files on your Mac. Sure, you could (and should) use Spotlight to quickly find and open files. But when it comes to actually managing and working with files, folders, and documents, the Finder app is essential—especially since none of use know how to create a folder hierarchy anymore . Read more...

If you're looking to bag a bargain VPN this Black Friday , then you're in luck. Perhaps even more so than we've seen in previous years, there's a real scramble from providers to lure you their way with what can only be described as a race to the bottom. But that's fantastic news for you, as it means that you can grab some mind-blowing prices for a top bit of tech. And leading the way is PureVPN .

The U.S. lifted its international travel ban on Nov. 8 after almost two years of closure. Now, fully vaccinated travelers from a number of countries can once again visit the United States — and U.K. travelers are among the most eager to hop on a plane and visit, Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Data from Travelport shows that after President Joe Biden announced in September that U.S. border

Italy Amazon Apple•
Italy's competition authority fines the tech giants €200m over an exclusivity agreement.

Samsung Google Wear OS•
Enlarge Counterpoint Research has a new report detailing the smartwatch market, and Wear OS is a huge winner. Just three months ago, Google and Samsung teamed up to resurrect Wear OS, with the new Wear OS 3.0 debuting on the Galaxy Watch 4. Counterpoint's latest data has the partnership down as a resounding success, with Wear OS market share rocketing from 4 percent in Q2 2022 to 17 percent in Q3

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum hasn't been open much since the pandemic started, but it's already poised to shut its doors again — if for more positive reasons. The Washington Post reports the Smithsonian is closing its flagship National Mall building for at least six months of renovations starting March 28th, 2022. The move will maintain the "continued safety" of visitors while the museum

Gizmodo / 1h
Krypto , Superman’s dog and the star of Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC League of Super-Pets animated feature, is one of the more famous superheroic pets running around DC’s universe of comic books. His whole deal needs little explanation—but League of Super-Pets ’ other headliners, like Ace the Bat-Hound, Chip the squirrel,… Read more...

FCC Verizon TracFone•
Gizmodo / 1h
The slow creep of U.S. carrier consolidation continues. In this installment, Verizon is getting ready to gobble up millions of new wireless subscribers now that the Federal Communications Commission has officially approved its acquisition of Tracfone, one of the country’s largest providers of subsidized mobile phones… Read more...

Apple Israeli NSO Pegasus•
Apple is more than a little angry at NSO Group for developing spyware tools . The iPhone maker has filed a lawsuit against NSO to "hold it accountable" for governments spying on and targeting Apple device users. In addition to punishing NSO, Apple also seeks to ban the surveillance software developer from using Apple products for future research. Senior VP Craig Federighi acknowledged that NSO Gr

Scientists have created a bacterial ink that reproduces itself and can be 3D-printed into living architecture.

NASA DART Earth Dimorphos•
One of NASA’s most exciting and unusual missions in years, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) , is scheduled to launch tonight on its way to strike and deflect an incoming space rock millions of miles from Earth. You can watch it live here, though it’ll be some time before the big smash happens. DART is our first attempt as a spacefaring species to deliberately change the path of an onco

Google Android 11 10•
Android is forked. There are so many versions of it around: From stock Android to Google’s own Pixel-first edition to Samsung’s One UI 4 overlay , there are enough variants to overrun the Time Variance Authority ( Loki , anyone?). That means that writing a review of Android 12 is a complicated task. With so many branded and device specific tweaks, it can be hard at times to differentiate core And

Gizmodo / 1h
The company that reduced peak Arnold Schwarzenegger to a ghastly golem and brought us the friendly but dimwitted Times Square diarrhea probe is offering $200,000 for your face. Forever. Plus, your voice for free. Ominously, according to the site, a robot version of the winning face should “start its activities” in… Read more...

Investors in an ill-fated scheme to buy the rare US document are being offered refunds with a catch.

Apple Israeli NSO Pegasus•
Apple accused NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, of “flagrant” violations of its software, as well as federal and state laws.

Inadequate as I am to properly articulate what loss feels like, I turn to the poets. So in the words Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” I am, of course, talking about… Read more...

Editor’s note: This story is regularly updated with the latest information and offers. Earlier this year, Amex made a significant revamp to one of the most premium travel cards on the market: The Platinum Card® from American Express . But in October, Amex got down to business (pun intended). The Business Platinum Card® from American Express received some major updates of its own with refreshed pe

Kotick Activision Blizzard•
Enlarge / Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, as seen in a 2012 promotional photo. (credit: Flickr / bobbykotick ) Nintendo has become the last of the three major console makers to express concern to employees following the latest reports of widespread harassment and mismanagement at Activision Blizzard. In an email to all Nintendo employees sent Friday and obtained by Fanbyte , Nintendo Presid

A quick and easy way to access Google in your web browsers is to make Google your homepage. You can do this in browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, and we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dyson is known for rarely offering any kind of sales, even during the Black Friday deals period, but if you act fast you might be able to save £50 on a Dyson Airwrap . While this saving is fairly small compared to the Airwrap's usual £449 asking price, we almost never see this Dyson product discounted so it's a much better deal than it first seems. The only downside is that this is a refurbished

There is still a few days until Black Friday officially arrives and yet, there are already some massive discounts available across different tech. If you're in the market for broadband, the most interesting of these discounts is on TalkTalk. The internet service provider is offering a fantastic saving on its Fibre 65 plan . Right now, you'll only pay £20 a month for this deal which comes with spe

The best Walmart Black Friday deals Jump straight to... 1. The best deals 2. TV deals 3. Home and kitchen deals 4. Toy deals 5. Laptop and computing deals 6. Gaming and console deals 7. Headphones and audio deals 8. Smartwatches This page will auto-refresh regularly to make sure new deals appear as quickly as we can add them. The Walmart Black Friday sale went live on Monday November 22 with hund

Gizmodo / 1h
A processing anomaly has caused an unexpected vibration to course through the entire Webb telescope just weeks before launch. An investigation is now underway to determine if the incident somehow damaged the observatory. Read more...

Although Wear OS definitely has the upper hand when it comes to diversity, the Apple Watch irrefutably has the numbers in terms of market share. Google’s wearable platform was, in fact, a very distant second as far smartwatch operating systems go, but that has suddenly changed in the last few months. Some might not like it, but it’s actually mostly … Continue reading

We live at the whims of the tech giants. What if small businesses had alternatives?

After a long hard day, there’s nothing better (and sometimes, more necessary) than a foot rub. While going to a professional masseuse regularly will add up, there is a more cost-effective alternative that will knead out the knots at home. Enter the best foot massagers, which can improve circulation, stimulate muscles, reduce tension, and provide pain relief . The best foot massagers cater to your

52Futurism / 2h
After failing to purchase a copy of the US Constitution, a community of crypto enthusiasts are now what experts might describe as “ Big Mad .” It all began when the group, known as ConstitutionDAO, set out to purchase a copy of the founding document in an auction held by British fine arts brokers Sotheby’s, Vice reported . It was your classic meme investment , inspired by the classic Nic Cage act

Nigeria Oil Biden•
Gizmodo / 2h
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden is expected to announce that he will be releasing millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in an attempt to combat soaring gas prices . Read more...

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV went on sale in Europe a few months ago. Despite having the S 580 moniker, the S-Class PHEV made do minus the standard car’s 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. Instead, the S 580 e has a 3.0-liter inline-six gas engine, a single electric motor, a 29 kWh battery pack, and a rear-wheel drivetrain. But now, the 2022 … Continue reading

Lego has just unveiled its new most expensive set, and we already know for certain that we won’t be waiting in line to pick it up. The honor of priciest Lego model has been awarded to the brand-new AT-AT from Lego’s Star Wars theme . In the UK it's £50 more than the previous front-runner the Lego Millennium Falcon, though in the US and Australia both sets are the same price. (And while the Super

If you’re planning a visit to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., now is the time to do it. The Smithsonian museum’s main building on the National Mall will close in March 2022 until the fall for renovations. The museum, widely regarded as one of the top AvGeek attractions in the nation’s capital, is in the midst of a massive seven-year renovation project. Portions of the museu

Nintendo AB Doug Bowser•
Add Nintendo to the list of major gaming companies that say they're disappointed with Activision Blizzard following last week's bombshell Wall Street Journal report on the publisher and CEO Bobby Kotick. In an internal company email obtained by Fanbyte , Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser says he was distressed by the allegations detailed in The Journal's investigation. "Along with all of

This time, a federal agency assessed the ability to pick the right person out of millions of photos. Clearview’s app still faces legal hurdles.

Who doesn’t love a nice trip down memory lane? You can do just that with Microsoft’s interesting new virtual Xbox museum. Not only does it take you through Xbox’s history, but it’ll also let you revisit your own gaming stats and accomplishments. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Tile Acquired•
Tile may be reaching record sales, but the company has struggled to accept Apple’s “anti-competitive” entry into the world of item tracking. That’s why Tile is now selling its Bluetooth tracking business to Life360, a family location tracking app, in a $205 million deal. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Considering that it’s one of the few things unaffected by supply chain issues, you might be want to consider gifting friends and family cryptocurrency for the holidays this year. Of course, cryptocurrencies are risky investments due to their volatility, so you’d have to be comfortable with crypto as a “fun” gift that… Read more...

It’s that magical time of year. No, I’m not talking about the upcoming holiday season. Instead , it’s time for AWS’s annual customer extravaganza re:Invent , which starts next week. The conference is always a newsy event with tons of new features and products being announced. It’s also a time for AWS to pull together the press, customers, partners and other interested parties to party in Vegas. T

Microsoft Qualcomm•
Enlarge Microsoft has created versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 that run on ARM chips, but to date, the company has not been interested in selling Windows on ARM licenses to anyone other than PC builders. The ARM versions of Windows can run on things like the Raspberry Pi or in virtualization apps running on Apple Silicon Macs , but Microsoft doesn't officially support doing it, and the compa

Covid 19 Cases Children US•
Enlarge / A health care worker prepares to administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at an elementary school vaccination site for children ages 5 to 11. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in children, and they continue to account for an out-sized proportion of infections, according to the latest data compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics . The fresh data com

Enlarge / As usual, a whole lot of video games are on sale for Black Friday. (credit: Ars Technica) Black Friday officially arrives in a few days, but many of the noteworthy deals we expect to see have already begun. We have a big roundup of the best early Black Friday deals we can find more generally, but today we wanted to break out a separate roundup for video game discounts, since a metric to

OneOdio has a new set of headphones that audiophiles are going to dig. From its aesthetics to its pro audio performance, this is a pair of headphones that merits some attention, and its price alongside a Black Friday deal is sure to turn heads. The new OneOdio Monitor 60 provide a premium set of professional monitoring headphones for under $100. OneOdio has used a pair of 50mm Neodymium drivers —

Trauma Privilege Hawkeye•
Gizmodo / 2h
There’s so much about Hawkeye the trailers aren’t telling you . The trailers have been all about Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) traveling around New York at Christmas time, firing arrows, and getting into general mayhem. Oh, and did they mention it was Christmas time? Obviously, though, … Read more...

SAVE 43%: As of Nov. 23, the Magic Bullet Air Fryer is on sale for just $39.99 — that's 43% off its regular price of $69.99, and its lowest price ever. If you've been looking for a straightforward, no-frills air fryer, this is a great deal. Those of us who need a little help in the kitchen (if you can name more than five Trader Joe's frozen meals, that's you) know the struggles of food prep. From

2021 may be coming to an end, but Netflix is going out with a bang. December marks the return of several popular Netflix series, like The Witcher , Queer Eye , and Emily in Paris . The streaming service will also be releasing several new high-profile movies throughout the month, so keep an eye out for Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog, disaster satire Don't Look Up , and the Olivia Colman-led T

Hawkeye Renner Steinfeld•
39Mashable / 2h
2021 may have been the year of nonstop Marvel, but that abundance somehow hasn’t hit the point of overkill — it is still a gift to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe almost weekly with new movies, shows, and behind-the-scenes specials. That kind of free-flowing content machine lends itself to projects that are not always necessary, but still entertaining. So it goes with Hawkeye , the six-epis

SAVE $50.04: As of Nov. 23, the Six Quart Instant Pot Pro is at its lowest Amazon price ever. Scoop one up for just $79.95 and streamline your holiday cooking this season. Whether you're looking for a discounted Instant Pot as a gift or are planning to buy one for yourself, there are already plenty of Black Friday deals on everyone's favorite multicooker. As of Nov. 23, the fanciest pot of them a

SAVE $548: FightCamp Personal at-home boxing equipment is $220 off and includes free FightCamp boxing gloves and a free FightCamp endurance kit, which have a combined value of $328. This Black Friday deal is live as of Nov. 23 and ends Nov. 29. Home fitness has gotten pretty advanced: Consider Mirror and Tempo, which are basically full gyms that live inside a low-profile screen. But if boxing is

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Ten years ago Moog released Animoog — a strange departure for a company best known for its old-school analog synths . The company had dabbled in the app world before with the Filtatron , which was an emulation of the classic Moog ladder filter. But Animoog was a different beast entirely. It was a full-fledged software instrument that used wavetable synthesis , often associated with cold and compl

In what looks like bad news for adtech giants like Facebook and Google, MEPs in the European Parliament have voted for tougher restrictions on how Internet users’ data can be combined for ad targeting purposes — backing a series of amendments to draft legislation that’s set to apply to the most powerful platforms on the web. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) today voted

Android 12 added a lot of new features to Google Pixel devices, but it also took some away. The camera shortcut that has long been present on the lock screen is gone. So how do you quickly open the Camera? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Zoom, the popular video conferencing app that only gained more popularity during the pandemic, has reportedly discontinued its ChromeOS web app, causing problems for some. If Zoom stopped working on your Chromebook, it’s because there’s a new web-based app you need to use. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

It’s that wonderful time of year again! That’s right—Black Friday! If you’re looking for a brand new Android smartphone for you or your family members, you can save a fortune by buying one with a fantastic Black Friday deal. Come take a look! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Netflix apparently doesn’t want you to go outside again before 2022, given how much stuff they’re cramming onto their service in December: with new seasons of past breakouts, star-studded original films, comedy specials, and so much reality TV, who needs reality? Reality is depressing! Read more...

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Although airports might look somewhat different this holiday season, you’ll still see some crowded terminals, be faced with overpriced food, encounter the inevitable flight disruptions and potentially have to cope with your pandemic-frayed nerves. The good news is that thanks to your smartphone, you have t

When news cam out that Marriott had settled with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over resort fees, I was skeptical that much of anything would change. Press releases were non-specific about what they'd have to do, even suggesting current practices could continue in large part without change. So I tracked down and read the settlement agreement itself. Here's what it says. Continue reading ...

Despite Apple and Facebook investing billions into a “metaverse” future, in recent years there’s been a distinct drop-off in venture deals for startups focused on finding opportunities in augmented reality. Many VCs who have been burned by investments in large-scale efforts like Magic Leap now see the near-term spoils of augmented reality tech as opportunities largely left for big tech companies,

Gizmodo / 2h
Joby’s GorillaPods have been a lighter, cheaper, and more flexible (pun intended) alternative to tripods for 15 years now, allowing cameras and action cams to be safely mounted and perched in seemingly impossible places. The company’s new PodZilla line isn’t meant to be a GorillaPod replacement, which is unfortunate,… Read more...

Zoom Yuan 35% Growth•
The return to offices across the world has proven to be less of an issue for Zoom than previously expected, the company has revealed. The video conferencing service has issued its most recent quarterly financial results, revealing it is still expanding its customer base as hybrid working becomes more popular for businesses around the world. In its Q3 2021 results, Zoom recorded $1.0 billion in re

Windows 11 may have system requirements which have caused controversy by ruling out even relatively modern PCs, but the OS can in fact run on a computer powered by a single-core Intel Pentium 4 (Cedar Mill) processor that’s 15 years old. This rather startling feat was achieved by ‘Carlos SM’ who tweeted about it and then shared a video to show how the ancient system runs, as spotted by PC Mag . W

Volvo Invests Spectralics•
The venture arm of Volvo Cars, an automaker long synonymous with safety, has invested in an optics and imaging startup developing technology that can be integrated into a car’s windshield or windows to deliver images to drivers and passengers. Volvo Cars Tech Fund invested $2 million into o ptics and imaging developer Spectralics , funds it will use to accelerate the development of its optical fi

NASA Webb Telescope•
500+Futurism / 3h
Unplanned Release After decades of delays and billions of dollar spent, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is encountering even more hiccups ahead of its launch — and this time, it appears to be plain old human error. This time, technicians encountered a heart-stopping “incident” while mounting the structure to the Ariane 5 rocket’s launch vehicle adapter. “A sudden, unplanned release of a clamp b

Metaverse VR AR•
100+Futurism / 3h
With the news of Mark Zuckerberg’s new pet project to create a fully-digital world, the metaverse is a topic that’s getting more buzz than ever. Naturally, your mom or dad might have a few questions about it when it comes time for Thanksgiving. Heck, you might have a few of the same questions yourself. Well, have no fear: We’ve created a handy guide with all the essential talking points you need

Rolls-Royce Electric•
Rolls-Royce plc We say the name Rolls-Royce, we usually think of incredibly luxurious cars that cost more than many homes. However, Rolls-Royce isn’t only in the automotive business. The company has a very long and rich history of building engines for aircraft. Rolls-Royce engines were key to the war effort during World War II and beyond. Rolls-Royce is talking up a new … Continue reading

PlayStation Games GBA•
The Game Boy Advance is useful in the modern era for more than watching Christopher Nolan blockbusters . Gizmodo notes that tinkerer Rodrigo Alfonso has Nintendo's 20-year-old handheld running PlayStation (and Genesis, and SNES) games without special modifications. The trick, as you might imagine revolves around a custom cartridge — you're technically running the game on a separate system. The ca

22Mashable / 3h
Welcome to No Shame November ! This week we're diving into the pop culture we love (or hate) that society tells us we shouldn't. Until I discovered iZombie , the televised realm of zombies was something I carefully avoided. I know this is a genre some flock to, finding joy in watching virally-infected human beings ravage living, fearful human beings. I'd never found pleasure in these kinds of fil

Save 67%: Thank Walmart for yet another price drop on these noise-canceling headphones. The Beats Solo Pros are just $99, a $200 markdown from their list price of $299.95, as of Nov. 23. Yes, we know we just told you these headphones were on sale, but things have changed, by which we mean the price has dropped even more thanks to Walmart's final Deals for Days event. As of Nov. 23, you can score

Save (almost) 54%: As of Nov. 23, the Fitbit Charge 4 is on sale for $69 at Walmart. That's a savings of $80.95 on its original price of $149.95. (It's still over $100 at Amazon .) The Fitbit Charge 5 was released at the end of Sept. 2021. In its wake, the Charge 4 is getting the second-to-newest treatment — even though it's less than two years old itself. Walmart has the Fitbit Charge 4 on sale

American tuner and automaker Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has completed the first delivery of its highly-awaited Venom F5 supercar. Dressed in Mojave Gold yellow paint, Venom F5 #1 celebrates a lengthy development and gestation period no thanks to COVID-19. Hennessey first unveiled the Venom F5 supercar concept in 2014. Meanwhile, the automaker presented a production mule at the 2017 S

31Lifehacker / 3h
Is your Roku giving you issues? Maybe you sat down to watch some HBO Max, or started looking forward to Hawkeye on Disney+ , but something’s wrong with your Roku. As the holiday breaks approaches, we’re all going to have more time to spend watching TV, but you won’t be able to enjoy it if your Roku apps don’t work.… Read more...

Netflix Amir Rahimi•
Earlier this month, Netflix’s new gaming service became globally available across both iOS and Android with a debut lineup that included two “Stranger Things”-themed games and a few more casual gaming titles. In the days since its launch, Netflix has expanded its lineup with two more games, including another casual game “Bowling Ballers,” and now, a reboot of Gameloft’s “Asphalt Xtreme,” which of

Gizmodo / 3h
Even though there aren’t all that many things the Jurassic Park franchise has yet to put on the big screen when it comes to pitting modern day humanity against a cavalcade of genetically-engineered dinosaurs that should not exist, director Colin Trevorrow is about to try his damndest to shock audiences with his… Read more...

While loads of Lego Black Friday deals have been pushed live by shops and online retailers already, the official Lego ones haven't started yet. The Danish company only offers its official discounts for a limited time, so the official Lego sale begins on November 26, which is Black Friday itself. However, we know a little bit about what to expect, as the brand has unveiled which free sets you'll b

Windows has actually been on ARM-based devices for quite a few years now, but it isn’t at all surprising that there are so few of them. Despite hardware being adequate, the Windows on ARM experience has been generally regarded to be less than stellar, with many of the complaints focused around performance, battery life, and support for x86/x64 Windows software. … Continue reading

Cybersecurity researchers have published a proof-of-concept (PoC) code for an actively exploited high severity vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange servers that Microsoft has already patched in the November 2021 Patch Tuesday. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability in the popular hosted email server , tracked as CVE-2021-42321, enables authenticated attackers to execute code remotely on Micr

Walmart Xbox Today•
RESTOCK ALERT: Walmart restocked its supply of next-gen consoles on the first day of its official Black Friday sale (Monday, Nov. 22). The all-digital Xbox Series S was still available there at the time of writing — get it for $299. Walmart pulled out all the stops for members of its paying Walmart+ subscription service on the first day of its official Black Friday sale (Monday, Nov. 22): Not onl

Out of all of the kitchen appliances I own, my built-in microwave is the most under-utilized. Sure, I use it to reheat lasagna and to pop a bag of popcorn on movie night, but when it comes to using its fancy functions like defrosting, I'm a lost puppy. I began to look beyond my microwave's reheating functions once I heard of Anyday , a line of cookware designed to reject the appliance's questiona

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Transportation Security Administration has taken on a new and unanticipated role: It has become the airline industry’s foremost data-point provider. Each morning by 9 a.m. Eastern time, the agency posts the number of people (including airline crew members) who cleared security the previous day, referred to as “throughput.” The practice began in March 202

If you're anything like us, you probably pay for quite a few subscription services each month. Everything from music and TV streaming to guided meditations to password management has a service that you can pay for to make your life more convenient. These are also things we don't think about buying very often — typically, you sign up once and only revisit the service when you're thinking of changi

In a simpler, more innocent time, limiting screen time was cited by many parents as one of their major parenting concerns. In a 2019 Pew Research Center poll , 71% of parents with a child under the age of 12 said they were concerned about the amount of time their kids spent in front of a screen. Read more...

What is a startup? It’s a question so picked over at this point that it feels like the only answer is it depends . That’s fair. In the past, we might have said that once a private-market company earns a $1 billion valuation, it is no longer a startup. But with venture capitalists and crossover investors turning an ever-increasing number of less mature startups into unicorns, that demarcation line

TIDAL Direct Artist•
Tidal and DistroKid , a popular independent music distributor, teamed up last week to introduce a direct artist payments system. This partnership foreshadows a larger pivot from Tidal toward experimenting with streaming payout models that are thought to distribute funds more equitably to musicians who don’t get millions of streams on any given day (AKA, people who aren’t Taylor Swift or Lil Nas X

Inserting multiple rows into your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet isn’t difficult. Simply use a quick context menu option or a keyboard shortcut to add several rows at once. We’ll show you how to do just that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Roku YouTube TV 10.5•
Roku now acknowledges that some customers, especially those using older streaming sticks or smart TVs, are unable to stream content from Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, and other services. The company apologizes for “the inconvenience” and is pushing an update (or an OS downgrade) that should solve the problem. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 3h
Microsoft’s legendary talking office supply has returned from the dead. While the jovial paperclip won’t improve your spelling or help you write a letter, Clippy is being resurrected as part of Microsoft’s new batch of emoji for Windows 11 . Read more...

JavaScript RATDispenser•
There’s a new JavaScript downloader on the prowl that not only distributes eight different Remote Access Trojans (RATs), keyloggers and information stealers, but is also able to bypass detection by a majority of security tools , experts have warned. Cybersecurity researchers at HP Wolf Security named the malware RATDispenser, noting that while JavaScript downloaders typically have a lower detecti

Today’s work environment is more flexible and demanding than it has ever been. Knowledge workers are required to jump between video calls, continually research projects and competitors, build presentations, and more, often all at the same time. Whereas often teams were able to focus on one task at a time and collaborate in the office to get answers and complete tasks, now everyone is having to sh

UK Ieso Raises Mental•
U.K.-based digital therapy company ieso announced a $53 million Series B round on Tuesday. The round is the funding the company needs to move in a brand new direction: creating more intuitive autonomous text therapy. In other words, AI trained on thousands of hours of real-life therapy that can provide personalized sessions, over chat. Ieso has been around for about 10 years, and has been running

3 Mexican Mexico DLC•
Microsoft has surprised a lot of Age of Empires fans with the announcement of new DLC for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. While the DLC itself isn’t a shock, it is a bit surprising to hear that Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is getting DLC so soon after the release of Age of Empires IV. In any case, … Continue reading

Samsung isn’t the only game in town when it comes to foldable phones – Microsoft insists that it is also in that court. Of course, the Surface Duo and its Surface Duo 2 successor do fold, but in a very different way and with very different use cases. With the very different mechanisms and materials used to create Microsoft’s products, … Continue reading

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At the same time that Cowboy Bebop ’s trio of heroes is keeping busy hunting down valuable bounties, they’re also living in the shadow of the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate, an organization from Spike Spiegel ’s past that begins catching up with him in the present day as Netflix’s new series begins. Before Jet and Faye , it… Read more...

There is no rule that says you have to be with family during the holiday season, but it feels like there is. There are loads of reasons you might find yourself flying solo on Thanksgiving. Maybe your family is toxic. Maybe you don’t have the money to fly home. Maybe you’re burned out and want a year off from all the… Read more...

Spotify Hub Netflix•
Netflix and Spotify are working together with a new Netflix Hub on Spotify. You can get audio experiences from many of Netflix’s most popular properties on the music streaming service, whether you’re a free or premium Spotify user. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Since 2018, FightCamp has guided iOS users through at-home boxing and kickboxing workouts with professional-grade equipment. But the company hasn’t reached out to Android users—not until today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

ASUS ROG Phone 5S Pro•
Let’s be honest, mid-range gaming phones are more than powerful enough for most mobile titles. But gamers love to have it all, and that’s why ASUS is launching the $1,100 ROG Phone 5s and $1,300 ROG Phone 5s Pro. These puppies are totally overkill, and that’s the whole point. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Blizzard Committee•
Activision Blizzard is facing increasing scrutiny from the government and the games industry over its handling of the ongoing sexual harassment scandal, and its latest effort might not help. As Kotaku reports , the developer has formed a "Workplace Responsibility Committee" to help it implement new anti-harassment and anti-discrimination efforts. While that sounds useful at first, there's a conce

Gizmodo / 4h
The newly publicized details of an arbitrator’s ruling show that the actor Kevin Spacey was ordered to pay nearly $31 million for breach of contract to the studio behind House of Cards last year—the result of numerous sexual harassment allegations that had been levied against the actor at the time, halting production. Read more...

Amazon Apple Italian•
Antitrust authorities in Italy have fined Apple and Amazon with combined penalties of more than €200 million for alleged anti-competitive behavior in relation to the sale of the former’s products. The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) said the two firms colluded so that only selected resellers were allowed to sell Apple products, such as iPhones, iPad, and Apple Watch, and Beats headphones on A

StepZen stepped onto the scene at the end of last year with an $8 million seed round and a vision for unifying APIs. Today that vision came into clearer focus as the company announced two new free GraphQL tools to help simplify API management. StepZen CEO and co-founder Anant Jhingran sees the graph as part of what he calls “a fundamental transformation that’s taking place in how applications com

Biden US Release Oil•
100+Gizmodo / 4h
The U.S. is tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and releasing around 50 million barrels of oil in an effort to cut down on soaring energy costs. Read more...

NASA has announced that it is continuing to work to bring the Hubble Space Telescope completely online and back to normal science operations. The agency confirmed the Wide Field Camera 3 instrument was successfully recovered on Sunday, November 21. NASA plans to conduct the first science observations using the recovered Wide Field Camera 3 today, November 23. The camera recovered … Continue readi

100+Mashable / 4h
1996 was a big year for '90s kids. It was the birth year of streaming platform Yahoo! Kids, the Nintendo 64 console , and staple household cereal French Toast Crunch. But perhaps the greatest invention of the '96 lot was the Tamagotchi, first introduced on this day 25 years ago . Yes, the original handheld egg watch/digital pet was released by Japanese toy maker Bandai on Nov. 23, 1996. Many '90s

House Gucci Lady Gaga•
100+Mashable / 4h
"I don't believe in the glorification of murder. I do believe in the empowerment of women." This spicy soundbite is how Lady Gaga described her approach to Patrizia Gucci (née Reggiani) in House of Gucci . That title might suggest this movie is about a family dynasty of wealth, ego, and high fashion. But really, it's about the savage and smart woman who made her way in then burnt its men down. Th

Spotify Netflix Hub•
36TechCrunch / 4h
Looking for the soundtrack from your favorite Netflix show? Now, it will be easier to find thanks to an expanded partnership between Netflix and Spotify. The streaming music service today introduced a new “Netflix Hub” on its app, which will offer a centralized place for finding the official soundtracks, playlists and podcasts for top shows and movies on Netflix. At launch, the Netflix Hub offers

23Lifehacker / 4h
There’s a little game I like to play sometimes, and it seems to be popular with other folks who tend to work out at home: What equipment would I buy if I were starting a new home gym from scratch? Or you can play the advanced version: if you already have (insert common items here), what would you buy next? Read more...

The Amex Offers program sometimes offers savings or bonus points on flight purchases, which can represent a great deal. We’ve just seen the return of an offer that was narrowly targeted several weeks ago, so hopefully more people are eligible for this. Save $125 on a Delta Air Lines purchase A new targeted Amex Offers deal has just been rolled out, which offers a $125 statement credit when you sp

Annual trend recap pieces usually wait until the end of the year but am I tempting fate too much to call it largely a wrap on 2021? With travel frequently doubling last year's levels each day, and approaching parity with 2019 around the leisure-heavy holiday period, we're back in the skies and putting our heads down on hotel beds. With far more hassle like vaccine paperwork and testing, internati

Scoring a lie-flat business-class pod on a short domestic flight is a nice treat. It’s even better when it costs just an additional $23 — the exact price that American Airlines was charging for its extra-legroom Main Cabin Extra offering . Last Wednesday, I flew from New York to Boston to research how American and JetBlue are delivering on the promised benefits of the Northeast Alliance. Want mor

Gartner Smartphone•
Global smartphone sales fell by 6.8% during the third quarter of 2021 as manufacturers an ongoing shortage of components in the industry, new figures have shown. The ongoing shortage of key components in the mobile industry contributed to a decline on global smartphone sales during the third quarter of 2021. Figures from Gartner show worldwide sales to end users fell by 6.8% as manufacturers stru

Verbit AI Valuation•
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Less than six months after raising a $157 million Series D round, AI-powered transcription and captioning platform Verbit announced today it has closed $250 million in a Series E round that values the company at $2 billion. The latest funding brings its total raised to more than $550 million. The new capital was led by Third Point Ventures , with participation from existing investors Sapphire Ven

Suborbital , the company behind the open source Atmo WebAssembly-centric project for building scalable server applications, today announced that it has raised a $1.6 million seed round led by Amplify Partners. A number of angel investors, including Jason Warner (former CTO of GitHub), Sri Viswanath (CTO of Atlassian), Tyler McMullen (CTO of Fastly), Jonathan Beri (founder of Golioth), Vijay Gill

India Bill Parliament•
India plans to introduce, evaluate, and enforce a bill to prohibit “all private cryptocurrencies” in the country, according to a legislative agenda for the winter session. The Indian government said Tuesday evening that the proposed law will allow “certain exceptions” to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses. The bill — called Cryptocurrency & Regulation of Official Dig

Over the last few years, the 65-inch TV segment has gone from being niche to mainstream. It’s a great time to buy one for your home! To help, we’ve handpicked the best 65-inch TVs for everyone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Things have definitely gotten a lot better now in Android land when it comes to updates. That goes not just for the monthly security fixes that protect your phone, but the the major upgrades that keep you up to date with the latest Android versions as well. Things are still not ideal, especially when you compare it with iOS. Of … Continue reading

GBA Advance PlayStation•
Gizmodo / 5h
What Rodrigo Alfonso lacks in shooting well-lit videos, they make up for with their impressive hardware hacking skills. Through the use of a custom cartridge, this unmodified, 20-year-old Game Boy Advance can actually run 3D PlayStation games at full speed, bringing the 16-bit handheld into the 32-bit era. Read more...

34TechCrunch / 5h
Ira Belsky Contributor Ira Belsky is the co-founder and co-CEO at Artlist. You’ve likely heard of the “creator economy” already — it’s no longer a new concept, although some people are more acquainted with what it entails than others. But the creator economy needs creators. It says so right there on the label. Essentially, what we call the creator economy encompasses two groups. The first is a la

While the company may not have made the 3D emoji we all loved, the company spent plenty of time working on the new ones. “A team of emoji designers, program managers, font experts, and developers focused on creating this new emoji system. From color palettes to modular features, designers built out a system that would scale to the expansive set of Unicode emoji,” Microsoft explained. Read This Ar

Cybersecurity researchers have publicly disclosed an exploit for a new Windows zero-day local privilege elevation vulnerability that gives admin privileges in Windows 10 , Windows 11 , and Windows Server releases. Exploiting this bug, threat actors with access to a limited Standard user account on a vulnerable Windows installation can elevate to SYSTEM user privileges, and then move laterally wit

67Gizmodo / 5h
There is a realm the laws of physics forbid us from accessing, below the resolving power of our most powerful microscopes and beyond the reach of our most sensitive telescopes. There’s no telling what might exist there—perhaps entire universes. Read more...

The holidays approaching, which means if you have kids and a mailbox, the latter is filling up daily with toy and children’s clothing catalogs. While witnessing your kids’ unbridled excitement at paging through them may generate nostalgia-fueled forgiveness of this influx of direct marketing, such holiday catalogs, if … Read more...

Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet, but those wintery decorations in every store are reminding you that you really should get started on your holiday-season shopping. If you’ve got an avid cruiser on your gift-giving list, TPG is here to help. From stocking stuffers to big-ticket items, these are the things that are sure to please that seafaring special someone who’s been extra nice this year. For

42Gizmodo / 5h
Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s Nocterra is coming to Netflix. The third Trolls movie is getting a limited theater run before it goes on-demand next year. Plus, what’s coming in Dexter: New Blood . Spoilers, away! Read more...

Peek $80M WestCap 2022•
Travel and tourism are slowly starting to move again in the wake of COVID-19 crashing over the world and sending us to shelter in place. Today a company focused on experiences — museum visits, skydiving, local cooking classes and more — is announcing a round of growth funding on the back of seeing its own business bounce back. Peek , which provides a marketplace for consumers to discover and book

A portable drive could make a good gift for any tech-obsessed person in your life. Sure, they're not the flashiest gadgets but they're some of the most useful, providing extra space for photos, documents, games and more in a travel-friendly package. One of our favorites, the Samsung T7 Touch , is already on sale for Black Friday — the 500GB model is down to $90, or 18 percent off its normal price

Microsoft 11 Clippy•
Windows 11 has got some new emoji which are Fluent-style to keep in line with the rest of the redesign of Microsoft’s revamped desktop OS, and Clippy is back in the mix here (more on that later). As Microsoft revealed in a blog post , support for Emoji 13.1 has been brought in as part of the November 2021 cumulative update in preview (meaning it is still in testing). Should you want to take a loo

WhatsApp European Privacy•
Back in September, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) hit WhatsApp with a colossal €225m fine for failing to properly comply with GDPR legislation in Europe. Although the company is currently appealing the ruling in Ireland's High Court and the European Court of Justice, parent company Meta has announced that privacy policy changes demanded by the watchdog have now been implemented. The c

Walmart's Black Friday Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 deals have landed today with a whopping $500 gift card up for grabs to those who pick up either a device on the AT&T or Verizon network. And yes, before you ask - you can indeed stack this on top of a trade-in rebate, which currently stands at a maximum saving of up to $1,000. That means, potentially, you're looking at a free device here plus plenty

Travel is back on the rise . This Thanksgiving, the number of travelers will be almost at pre-pandemic numbers (53.4 million). But with the pandemic still very much around, not to mention persistent supply chain issues leading to shortages, traveling might be a little more stressful than usual. Whether you're traveling for the holidays, or back to traveling for work, follow these recommendations

Precept Polestar 5•
100+Mashable / 5h
Polestar Precept, the electric car company's concept sedan first unveiled in February 2020 , has a new name: Polestar 5. Polestar unveiled the name together with a new video in its series that shows how the Precept concept is evolving to become the final product. The company didn't share any new specs about the Polestar 5, but it did give us a launch window: sometime in 2024. The Polestar 5 is a

If you've heard good things about Headspace and have been waiting to give it a try, now is a good time to do so. The company has discounted its monthly subscription by 60 percent to $4.99, down from $12.99 per month. And it’s not a one-time discount, you can get up to 12 months at that price during the sale. Headspace has also reduced the price of its annual subscription. It currently costs $34.9

44Wired / 5h
If you think they’re protecting the experience of experiencing art, you’re more deluded than you know.

85Wired / 5h
Climate change could threaten humans' protection from fungal infections. It's time to fear the fungi.

Michael Strahan BO•
Blue Origin has announced its next human spaceflight: a six-person launch set for December 9. This is the first time that Blue Origin is flying a full complement of six passengers on its New Shepard reusable rocket and capsule, and the group going on this trip includes Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan; rocket namesake Alan Shepard’s daughter Laura Shepard Churchley; Voyager Space CEO

Bitrise $60M Mobile•
51TechCrunch / 5h
As more of the world shifts to doing everything from their smartphones, the ability to build better iOS and Android apps has to move with it. Bitrise aims to be the go-to company closing the gap between that mobile demand and a company’s ability to get apps out faster while also balancing all of the moving parts and complexities. Today, mobile DevOps company Bitrise announced it secured $60 milli

US Klarna Pay Now Card•
23TechCrunch / 5h
U.S. consumers now have the choice to use Klarna’s “Pay Now” service to pay immediately and in full at any online retailer where Klarna is available. This adds to the global retail bank, payments and shopping giant’s stateside offerings, where Klarna has doubled its customer base to more than 21 million customers. In addition to Pay Now, Klarna will be introducing its Klarna Card to U.S. customer

Mosaic Foods , a plant-based food company, announced Tuesday $6 million in seed funding as it continues to develop more products. The New York-based company came onto the food scene in 2019, co-founded by Matt Davis and Sam McIntire, with its line of frozen veggie bowls that includes recipes like peanut tofu bowl and butternut squash and sage pasta. Prior to Mosaic, Davis, CEO, and McIntire, CRO,

Zenity Low-Code/No-Code•
21TechCrunch / 5h
As more companies adopt low-code/no-code tools to build their line-of-business applications, it’s maybe no surprise that we are now seeing a new crop of services in this ecosystem that focus on keeping these tools secure. These include Tel Aviv-based Zenity , which is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $5 million seed funding round. The round was led by Vertex Ventures and UpWest. A num

Streetlogic wants to help e-bike riders have a safer experience on the road. The company announced a $2.1 million pre-seed raise, as well as the launch of its flagship product, a surround-view camera that can predict front, side and rear collisions and notify riders in order to prevent accidents. Starting Tuesday, customers in the U.S., Canada and Europe can preorder Streetlogic’s advanced driver

Column Tax API•
Mobile income tax software Column Tax announced today that it raised $5.1 million in seed funding and is launching its first commercial product, which will provide users with early access to their tax refunds. Bain Capital Ventures led the seed round alongside South Park Commons, Core Innovation Capital and Operator Partners. Some prominent angel investors also participated in the round, includin

Your IPD (Interpupillary Distance) is a measurement of the distance between your pupils when looking straight ahead. Virtual reality headsets need this information to present the best experience, but you’ll need to measure your IPD first before adjusting the setting. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Electric bikes are some of the coolest, most helpful gadgets you can buy. There’s nothing quite like having an electric motor to help keep the wind blowing in your hair as you whip around town or power up a hill. E-bikes can be pricy and intimidating, but not if you get the RadRunner utility e-bike. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Michael Strahan BO•
Blue Origin is still eager to grab headlines with spaceflight passengers even as it pushes some boundaries. Jeff Bezos' outfit has revealed that its New Shepard mission on December 9th will be the first to carry a full six passengers into space, including Laura Shepard Churchley — that is, Alan Shepard's daughter. You can also expect a swell of TV coverage with Good Morning America co-anchor Mich

39Lifehacker / 5h
Being a Thanksgiving guest is an easier gig than being a Thanksgiving host, but the best guests always contribute in some fashion. Bringing a side dish the most classic move (bringing a bottle of wine is a close second), but there are lots of practical, non-edible things you can bring if you find yourself invited to a… Read more...

One of TPG’s commandments for travel credit cards is to pay your balance in full every month — but sometimes that isn’t possible. You could have an unexpected large expense or face an involuntary furlough from work. In these instances, you may want (or need) extra time to pay off your bills. And that’s where a feature like Plan It® by American Express can help — especially since select cards offe

FBI CISA Ransomware•
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are reminding organizations, businesses, and critical infrastructure to stay vigilant against threats during the upcoming holiday season . The advisory leans on history to warn critical infrastructure partners that the holidays provide an opportune time for cyber actors from “halfway across t

While most of the Black Friday phone deals have only been about 10-20% off, we now and then see a great reduction on the Oppo Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro , two mid-range Oppo phones from 2020. The Black Friday deals have cut over 50% of the price off these phones, with £280 slashed from the asking price of the Reno 4 and a whopping £400 from the Reno 4 Pro's cost - that's a lot of money off from phones

Precept Polestar 5•
Last year, Polestar announced that it's stunning Precept concept EV sedan would become a real production car. Now, the company has shown the first official images of the production version and confirmed that it will arrive in 2024 as the Polestar 5, Roadshow has reported. Unlike many auto show concepts, the new vehicle strongly resembles the Precept that it's based on. That includes the long whee

AO World Christmas•
Electricals retailer AO World says games consoles and iPhones are among products in short supply.

Okera Data Snowflake•
Maxim Kharchenko Contributor Maxim Kharchenko is the director of fintech products at Rakuten Viber and is an expert in product leadership in the financial technology sector. Data is a company’s most powerful asset. Yet, many businesses cannibalize this valuable asset by selling it to third parties when they should be using it to make their businesses stronger and more sustainable. Nearly all digi

Apple's latest smartwatch came out last month and, while not incredibly different than than Series 6, it impressed us with its larger display and faster charging. Being the newest Apple Watch, we don't expect to see major discounts on the Series 7 this holiday season — but you can get the wearable for $20 less right now on Amazon. The online retailer has a few colors of the Series 7 for $380, whi

33Gizmodo / 6h
The deluge of emails hitting our inboxes shows no signs of stopping or slowing down maybe ever, so if your email service of choice is going to be in any way usable, it’s crucial that you take steps to protect your primary addresses. There are now numerous options for doing this, and you should be able to find at least… Read more...

Customers will be able to place orders on the app then pick them up at nearby stores within an hour.

The Black Friday week is now here and if you're in the market for a new smartphone, there is a huge wealth of deals available. Better still, we have an exclusive code just for you to make it all even cheaper. Across all O2 and Three contracts from the retailer Affordable Mobiles , you can save £25 by using the code BFTR25 . On top of the discounts and data boosts we're seeing from this retailer f

I swear I have really low standards when it comes to inflight catering. But American Airlines’ current first class meal choices really take it a step too far. American Airlines’ first class sandwiches While I fly American Airlines frequently, I’m a morning person, so I usually like to take morning flights. I hadn’t had the pleasure of enjoying American’s most recent lunch and dinner meals up unti

Reuters Visa Amazon UK US•
Visa has challenged accusations that the fees it charges on credit card transactions are too high, levelled by ecommerce giant Amazon. Amazon recently revealed it will soon no longer allow UK-based customers to pay for items using Visa credit cards, citing “the continued high cost of payments”. It later emerged the firm may also end its partnership with Visa on co-branded credit cards in the US.

View of an advertising card for Hull Brothers, in the shape of an artist’s palette and depicting a house in a landscape. Printed on front: “Hull Bro’s, Detroit, Mich.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

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Spotify Netflix Hub•
After doing the same for Disney, Spotify has launched a Netflix hub bringing all of the streaming service's soundtracks, playlists and podcasts into one place. While many of Netflix's soundtracks were already on Spotify, the new feature puts all content related to the service in one place. That includes playlists and soundtracks from series and films like La Casa De Papel , Narcos: Mexico , Outer

Lite-Brite Mobile T-Mobile•
T-Mobile and Hasbro have released a limited edition Lite-Brite that comes with 200 magenta pegs and custom templates related to the carrier, including its 5G logo. You may never have read the words T-Mobile and Lite Brite in the same sentence before this, and even T-Mobile knows the partnership is a bit odd. In its announcement, the carrier said "You may be thinking... 5G... toy from 1967... what

Running Docker inside Docker lets you build images and start containers within an already containerized environment. There are two possible approaches to achieve this depending on whether you want to start child or sibling containers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

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It’s been 25 years since the little device first hit store shelves, but its simple brilliance lives on in today’s most popular games.

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The artful death announcements of Chadwick Boseman and MF DOOM show us how the way we die online can help the living grieve.

GTA Trilogy Three TDE•
22Wired / 6h
This “definitive edition” is a buggy and broken trip down memory lane. You might want to stay at home.

Gizmodo / 6h
Here’s a serious question: What even happened in 2021? For what feels like a lot of people, the year that was supposed to usher in a slide out of the Covid-19 doldrums simply came and went in the blink of an eye, with way less of the fêting, debauchery and travel than was promised. Obviously, the fact that we’re very… Read more...

Belize was one of the first countries to reopen to international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’ve been eager to see the country. When Alaska Airlines launched new service to the Central American nation, it was the perfect opportunity for me to finally visit. So, how hard is it to make the trip? As it turns out, it’s not hard at all. Read on for all you need to know to visit Belize an

We're already seeing some fantastic Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals appear, and when it comes to micro SD cards, there's never been a better time to buy. For less than the price of a downloadable game, you can quadruple your Switch console’s storage and never have to worry about whether you have room to install something again. With Black Friday 2021 now just a few days away, there are already

Vercel $150M End Platform•
Only a few months ago, Vercel , the company behind the popular Next.js framework for front-end developers, announced a $102 million Series C funding round that took its valuation to $1.1 billion. Today, it’s announcing a $150 million Series D round that puts its valuation at $2.5 billion. The round, which brings Vercel’s total funding to $313 million, was led by GGV Capital, with participation fr

Seaya Cathay SV CI•
Venture capital firms Seaya Ventures and Cathay Innovation have created a joint fund aimed at startups across Latin America that are redefining their industries and society. The two firms — Seaya is based in Spain, and Cathay in France — formally came together in April and have since opened an office in Mexico City, where they will manage the $125 million Seaya Cathay Latam Fund that will focus o

TruePay One Brazil•
Global investors continue to be drawn to LatAm. TruePay , a one-year-old São Paulo-based “buy now, pay later” startup, announced today that it has raised $32 million in a Series A funding round led by Lee Fixel’s Addition. The investment marks Addition’s first time leading a Series A in Latin America. It comes just three months after Kaszek and Monashees co-led an $8.5 million seed round that als

If the hardware devices in your Windows 11 PC—such as USB controllers, video cards, printers, or other peripherals—need new or updated drivers, it’s usually easy to install them. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you accidentally committed something you shouldn’t have, and pushed it to Github, there are still ways to delete or modify it. Usually, you don’t want to mess with Git’s history, but in some cases it can be safe when done properly. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

DigitalOcean droplets possess metadata that reveal information about the compute instance and its environment. You can supply your own arbitrary data to make custom values accessible from inside your droplet. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

For just a few days, we’re offering Black Friday deals on our top apps and software . Check out these 10 Pre-Black Friday Doorbusters deals, each of which can be accessed with code APPS30. AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition: Lifetime Subscription Losing your data can be a disaster. AOMEI Backupper helps protect against it, with backup support for everything on your PC, selective file restore, a

The Black Friday sales are well and truly here and for those after a new smartphone, there are a few deals standing tall above the rest. One of those comes from iD Mobile, offering a price that feels almost too good. Right now, iD is offering the new Google Pixel 6 for only £26.99 a month and £19 upfront (when you use the code iDM10OFF ). While that alone is impressive, making it one of the cheap

GoDaddy 1.2M WordPress•
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GoDaddy recently learned that the impacts of a compromised password can be far-reaching. The domain registrar and web hosting platform revealed on Monday that it had experienced a security breach that disclosed up to 1.2 million email addresses for active and inactive Managed WordPress customers, as well as those… Read more...

This time, a federal agency assessed the ability to pick the right person out of millions of photos. Clearview’s app still faces legal hurdles.

Amazon Apple Italian•
The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has fined Apple and Amazon a combined total of €203.2 million (US$228 million) after an antitrust investigation involving the reselling of Beats products. According to the watchdog, the two companies signed an agreement in 2018 that would prohibit both official and unofficial resellers of Apple and Apple-owned Beats products on Amazon's Italian website. Th

Dataiku Global AI•
The world looks set to spend more on artificial intelligence-powered software in 2022, propelling the entire AI industry to new heights, new Gartner figures have claimed, although this success will depend on the AI maturity of organizations involved. The analysts firm estimates total AI software revenue for 2022 could reach $62.5 billion, rising by more than a fifth (21.3%) compared to this year.

Delete App Google iPhone•
There is a new beta version of the Facebook Messenger app for Windows 10 and Windows 11 . This is a significant update to the popular desktop app that sees Facebook using the open-source React Native framework. The rewrite of the app and the move away from the previously used Electron means that there is a significant performance boost. On top of this, there are also bug fixes and improvements, a

I witnessed something on a flight yesterday afternoon that almost seemed like it was straight out of a movie (or “Locked Up Abroad,” only the opposite), and I’m not sure what exactly to make of it. I’m curious if any OMAAT readers can help satisfy my curiosity. Let’s work backwards. Our international flight was met on arrival Yesterday Ford and I flew from Queretaro, Mexico (QRO) to Dallas (DFW)

The ups and downs of smartwear have continued for at least a decade — longer than I’ve written for Engadget. For all the progress, innovation and big-player involvement (Levi’s, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Google and the rest), you rarely see a professional athlete — let alone a normal runner or gym-goer — in connected clothing. Instead, we’ve all adopted smartwatches and fitness trackers, from cheap-a

Getir UK Delivery Weezy•
Well that was quick. UK-based hyper fast grocery delivery startup Weezy — which only raised a pre-seed for its 15min delivery services of supermarket fare last year, after founding the biz in 2019 — has been bagged by Turkish 10min-delivery-app Getir. It’s the latest slice of consolidation to hit Europe’s hyper competitive on-demand ‘quick commerce’ convenience shopping apps. The value of the dea

NSO Israeli Pegasus•
The story has been updated to include the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ denial that they were in the process of purchasing NSO Group tools. In July, accusations emerged that spyware from NSO Group had targeted French president Emmanuel Macron, causing a major controversy. The company denied the claims—part of a string of allegations about use of the Israeli hacking group’s Pegasus software

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Keeping track of the latest hotel bonuses can be difficult — especially if you’re juggling points and elite status with multiple programs. With that in mind, this guide covers current promotions across the major hotel chains. You can bookmark this page for regularly updated offers, links and other information about y

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What's the best Will Smith song of all time? BBC Radio 1 listener David seems to think it's "Switch." So, what does Smith himself think? "That's my guy, right there," he declared. "It's definitely top three." During a round of "Unpopular Opinion", the King Richard actor humoured listeners' thoughts on gender reveals being being terrible (correct!) and Christmas markets being rubbish (wrong!). Cru

What's in a name? Urban Dictionary can answer that question. For decades, the crowdsourced digital library has chronicled slang and ubiquitous terms that pervade social media — and yes, its user-submitted nature has seen some offensive moments . It also provides definitions for people's names, which Twitter and Instagram users are now posting across their profiles. These dictionary entries have p

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Trouble sleeping? A bunch of our favorite WIRED-Reviewed hybrid, organic, and foam mattresses are on sale right now.

NASA DART Earth Dimorphos•
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The DART mission is scheduled to launch early Wednesday. It will crash into an asteroid to see if it's possible to deflect one.

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The size of undersea creatures seemed to follow a strange but stable pattern—until industrial fishing came along.

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Going digital can save time and money and keep family traditions alive.

Polestar 5 Precept•
Polestar’s striking Precept Concept will launch as the Polestar 5 in 2024, the electric automaker has confirmed today, a shapely four-door grand tourer EV. Unveiled last year, the Precept Concept was a chance to tease not only a new design language but a fresh approach to environmentally-considerate materials, but the response seemed to surprise even Polestar. Near-universal acclaim gave the … Co

Polestar 5 Precept•
The Polestar Precept sedan — the concept vehicle turned production project — has a new name and an official launch date. The company, the electric performance brand that spun out from Volvo Car Group, has dubbed the shark-nosed sedan Polestar 5 and announced it will go into production in 2024. When Polestar first revealed the Precept in early 2020 it was viewed as a mere concept car, albeit a str

Microsoft Excel contains many functions that allow you to perform tasks without a calculator or extra work. But if you’re unfamiliar with formulas, it can feel intimidating. Here, we’ve listed 12 simple but useful Excel functions to get you started. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Windows 11•
Microsoft has quietly rolled out new Windows 11 Enterprise VMs designed to help developers build apps and services for the company’s new operating system (OS). The download appeared recently on a web page that originally hosted Windows 10 development environments. Strangely, the title of the page remains unchanged, despite the fact Windows 10 VMs are no longer available. Available for VMware, Hyp

Click discovers how VR helps parents decide whether to go through with surgery for their child.

Walmart J. Derulo Twitter•
Gizmodo / 8h
This holiday season, Twitter has decided it wants in on shopping, so it’s partnering with one of the biggest retailers around: Walmart. The retailer is turning the social media platform into its own version of QVC for one day only this weekend, just in time to kick-off the Cyber Monday fever. Read more...

AWS Amazon Linux 2022•
Amazon’s cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) has put out a preview of its custom Amazon Linux distro (AL2022), while committing to refreshing the distro every two years. Amazon Linux is popular with AWS users for its tight integration with AWS tools, and no license costs. The service also ensures that its new features work as advertised with the distro. The distro has had two ma

The graphics card market continues to look like a very bleak place, with pricing creeping up (again) with Nvidia GPUs, and overall, would-be buyers are still looking at paying almost double the recommended price for a card – with any remaining hope of Black Friday deals fading rapidly as a result. When we say a card, we mean a modern one, of course, so that’s an RTX 3000 family GPU or an AMD 6000

One Games Four Play•
Welcome to No Shame November ! This week we're diving into the pop culture we love that society tells us we shouldn't Ever since the free-roaming adventures of the silent protagonist in Grand Theft Auto III (2001) sent the industry into a conniption of three-dimensional gameplay possibilities, open world games have arrived on store shelves with alarming regularity. Superhero fans got the Batman:

Don't ask me why. But as I sat on my bedroom floor, ears ringing with the echoes of my now-ex-boyfriend's wobbly voice telling me he wanted to break things off, I lowered my phone and, after promptly purging it of all evidence of my defunct relationship, opened TikTok. This was a bad call. Immediately the For You Page, blissfully unaware of what had just happened, served me with a video of two ad

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The governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, has called up the National Guard to assist long term care facilities, as the state struggles with a huge surge in covid-19 hospitalizations that has overwhelmed the health care system. Read more...

UK PwC Expect Threats•
Today’s business landscape is creating an environment in which cybercrimes can thrive, and this threat is only set to increase, a new study has found. Polling 3,600 business and technology executives from around the world for the report, PwC found multiple factors contributing to the rising threat of cybercrime, including lower barrier for entry for numerous types of malware attacks, rising compl

Sony PlayStation 5•
Sony has been granted a new patent for its PS5 faceplates, which suggests we could see official custom PlayStation 5 faceplates being sold in the future. The United States Trademark Office granted the patent which is titled 'Cover For Electronic Device' on November 16. While the patent name might be a bit vague, the 11 sketches included show what is undoubtedly the PS5’s faceplates in all their c

GM the Middle East•
General Motors Co. yesterday announced 13 new Electric Vehicles (EVs) will be launched in the Middle East by 2025, starting with the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. At the event the brand stressed on its aim to ‘have an EV for every wallet and every customer’. Across Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, the company aims to have everything from trucks and affordable sedans to luxury

Apple AirTag Tile Acquired•
Tile first arrived by a crowdfunding campaign and popularized the idea of using tags to locate lost items — but recently, it has faced formidable competition from the likes of Apple's AirTags . Now, Tile has been acquired family tracking company Life360 for $205 million in a move that could give it the resources to better contend with rivals. It will continue to operate with the same branding und

Update: All consoles are out of stock, but we managed to get in and buy one within 10 minutes of the queue going live, showing that it's worth keeping an eye on future queues as an easy way to grab the console. However, it all sold out in just 21 minutes. If you're trying to grab a PS5 ahead of the Black Friday sales, you could do worse tham checking out Sony's PlayStation direct store. This is t

Dell's sales are running every day this week, and the headline deal today brings an incredibly price on a brilliant laptop. For just £721 you can get the Dell XPS 13 with an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD, when using the code BF15 - it's unlikely the deal will last long at this price. Why is this our favourite deal? Well, the XP3 13 is a brilliant thin and light la

Connectivity IoT Inmarsat•
Businesses are accelerating their deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, but they’re being plagued by connectivity issues, according to a report from Inmarsat which claims connectivity issues are nowa key roadblock for many IoT projects. Surveying 450 global businesses across the agriculture, electrical utilities, mining, oil and gas, and transport and logistics industries, Inmarsat fo

Amazon Apple Italian•
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Amazon and Apple have been hit with almost $230 million (€203M) in total fines by Italy’s antitrust authority — following an investigation into reselling of Apple and ( Apple-owned ) Beats kit on Amazon’s Italian ecommerce marketplace. The authority says the alleged collusion decreased the level of discounts available to consumers buying Apple and Beats products on the Amazon Italy marketplace. I

South Africa Mobiz•
Mobiz , a South African startup integrating hyper-personalization into mobile marketing, has raised a pre-Series A round of $ 4 million from HAVAÍC, Futuregrowth, Launch Africa, Allan Gray E-Squared Ventures, CapaciTech and Endeavor’s Harvest Fund. The investment comes as the startup is ramping up efforts to expand into the U.S. and double down on marketing, sales and account management . Part of

4000 UK Magecart Attacks•
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned over 4000 small business websites about the compromised payment portals on their ecommerce platforms , as it put out a guidance for online retailers to help protect themselves and their customers from Magecart attacks . In a typical Magecart attack, threat actors use a vulnerability in an ecommerce platform to inject a malicious code into

If you’ve ever taken your games console to someone else’s house or delivered a work presentation on an unfamiliar TV, you’ll know that getting your device to display things on someone else’s screen can be a real pain. If you’d rather not crawl around the floor to connect a cable, we think you’ll love Skylarx. Skylarx makes it easy to share from any media device, streaming your content in full unc

Drew Endy is squarely focused on the potential of redesigning organisms for useful purposes. He also acknowledges significant challenges.

Crypto fans have argued that code can be a better arbitrator than traditional regulators.

Apple is taking part in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales event... kind of. For four days, the firm will be offering a free gift card when you purchase an eligible item from its website , app or when you visit a physical Apple Store. While we're seeing other retailers and brands drop prices across a huge range of Black Friday deals , if you're looking for actual product price cuts from Appl

TL;DR: As of Nov. 23, the 2022 Ultimate Learn Unreal Game Development Bundle , worth $875, is on offer for $34.99. That's savings of 96%. If your passion for gaming has taken over and made you curious about how things work on the back end of your favorite levels and challenges, it may be time to consider a gaming career. It may sound like a dream job, but it's not impossible to achieve. In fact,

TL;DR: This computer science training bundle , valued at $1,800, is on sale for $39.99 as of Nov. 23. Whether you're already in the field or are looking to make a total career change, this learning bundle will help you accomplish your goals when it comes to computer science. And for Black Friday , you can snag it for just under $40 . The 2022 Premium Computer Science Career Path Certification Bun

Black Friday sales are mostly centered on massive televisions , tech items , furniture, and clothes. But what about apps? Those $5 monthly subscriptions you pay to app and software companies can quickly stack up without you noticing that you even dropped a fortune on them. Break that habit and take your pick from these apps and software selections that offer lifetime subscriptions at special Blac

TL;DR: The Mini Wipebook Scan (2-Pack) is only $49.97 at the Mashable Shop as of Nov. 23. There’s something about picking up a pen or pencil and scribbling down your thoughts or ideas in a notebook that just cannot be replicated in the modern world. No matter how many note-taking and sketching apps pop up on the market, nothing beats that pen-to-paper feeling. But of course, notebooks waste paper

TL;DR: Score an additional 10% off the sale price with code MASHABLE-SAVE . Mistletoe is great — if you’re 12. For the adults on your list, there are definitely more creative ways to get close. Through Dec. 20, Lovehoney is throwing a holiday sale where you can nab a sexy new toy (or whatever tickles your fancy) at up to 60% off. Plus, score an additional 10% off with the code MASHABLE-SAVE. A vi

TL;DR: Save 70% off all cards at with code 70WINCARD through Dec. 31. For your friends and family across the country, around the world, or just down the block, receiving a custom card with your smiling mug is a thoughtful way to stay connected and beam some happy thoughts their way. Give your cards a personal spin with, whether you’re sending holiday wishes or making a b

If you're looking for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones and don't want to shell out for the Sony WH-1000XM4, these excellent Black Friday deals on the Jabra Elite 85H are well worth checking out. In the US, Amazon has slashed the price of the excellent over-ear headphones from $249.99 to $149.99 , in an incredible Black Friday headphones deal that will save you $100. Amazon has also reduced t

Google Android 11 10•
Google has unveiled new figures on how many people use different versions of Android, and surprisingly, the most popular version is from 2019. Published by Google's Android Studio platform for app developers, these figures show a breakdown of how many people are currently using each version of Android. According to the figures, 24.3% of users are on Android 11 , the newest version of the operatin

Twitter Shopping Walmart•
Mashable / 10h
Twitter is getting serious about shopping. In June, the company launched a pilot version of an in-app shopping module . And now, the company will let users shop while watching a livestream. The feature is called Live Shopping, and it allows you to check out and purchase items during a livestream. It lets you switch between the shopping tab and the livestream, and you can continue watching the str

NoBroker India Unicorn•
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An Indian startup that is improving the way how millions of people in the nation lease or buy an apartment is the latest firm to become a unicorn in the South Asian market. Bangalore-based NoBroker has raised $210 million in its Series E financing round, its founders told TechCrunch in an interview. Tiger Global and General Atlantic, two existing investors, and Moore Strategic Ventures co-led the

Dodge Challenger 2024•
Engadget / 10h
Dodge is phasing out its gas-powered Charger and Challenger muscle cars by 2024 in favor of electric muscle cars, Motor Trend has reported. The company plans to introduce its first concept EV by 2022, followed by a plug-in hybrid and a third type of unknown vehicle. That follows Dodge's announcement in July that it would introduce its first "eMuscle" car by 2024, promising it will "tear up the st

Futurism / 11h
One of the toughest moments of a break-in or disaster is losing your stuff. The US saw 1.2 million property crimes in 2018, two-thirds of which happened at homes and apartments, and 387,000 fires at homes in the same year. And while insurance is supposed to help, many find it can be a long, drawn-out nightmare. Why is the insurance protecting our stuff so broken? And how are we starting to fix it

Binance Crypto Africa•
Changpeng “CZ” Zhao launched Binance in 2017 and, according to some sources, the company grew into the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world in 180 days . The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Binance’s daily transactions stood at $76 billion, a volume worth more than its four nearest rivals combined. In the first half of 2021, Binance attracted 151 million clicks from Afr

SenseTime Hong Kong•
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One of China’s biggest AI solution providers SenseTime is a step closer to its initial public offering. SenseTime has received regulatory approval to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to media reports. Founded in 2014, SenseTime was christened as one of China’s four “AI Dragons” alongside Megvii, CloudWalk, and Yitu. In the second half of the 2010s, their algorithms found much deman

Twitter Shopping Walmart•
Twitter's previous efforts at making the platform friendly for business and shopping did not meet with any great success. The microblogging site, which felicitously lends itself to creating opinions and spreading news, hasn't cracked the online shopping conundrum yet. However, given that social platforms are relying on shopping as a means to monetization, Twitter has little choice. Given this sit

French startup Leocare has raised a big Series B funding round led by Eight Roads . Overall, the company has raised $116 million. It’s an equity and debt round, which means that part of this amount is a cash-for-equity transaction, while the rest is a credit line. The company is raising today’s Series B less than a year after raising its Series A . And some of Leocare’s existing investors are put

Berlin Yababa Europe•
Berlin-based Yababa only started its same-day grocery delivery business this summer, selling products geared towards the tastes of the capital’s sizeable Turkish and Arabic communities shortly afterwards, but in a few short months it’s closed a $15.5 million seed round of funding to fuel planned rapid expansion — both within Germany and across Europe. “Paris, Amsterdan, Brussels, London,” says co

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K-pop choreography is often as iconic as the idols themselves, with popular moves such as Blackpink's "DDU-DU DDU-DU" finger guns and Oh My Girl's "Dolphin" hands recognised even outside fandom. It's common in K-pop for songs to have official dance routines, performances which fans quickly become familiar with and sometimes even learn to dance themselves. As such, K-pop seems like a perfect match

TikTok YouTube US LG•
Engadget / 12h
TikTok used Amazon's Fire TV to test its app for big screens last year, so it came as no surprise that it officially launched its application on the platform earlier this month in the US and Canada. Now, the video-focused social network has expanded the app's