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Ford Electric Pickup•
1KMashable / 4h
Ford has revealed a new electric pickup truck that looks like a retro futuristic dream. I don't even drive and I'm excited. Based on Ford's 1978 F-100 pickup, the all-electric all-wheel drive F-100 Eluminator has 480 horsepower and features Ford Performance Parts' Eluminator electric crate motor . Unfortunately it's just a concept vehicle for now, so rushing to your local Ford dealer will only ne

Tesla Software US NHTSA•
1KTechCrunch / 17h
Tesla voluntarily recalled nearly 11,704 vehicles after identifying a software error that could cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the automatic emergency brake system, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said. All of the affected vehicles had early access to the automaker’s “Full Self-Driving Beta,” it’s advanced driver assistance system. The s

Series Website Xbox 360•
It looks like Microsoft is still busy behind-the-scenes testing older Xbox 360 games to see if they're candidates for backwards compatibility. As spotted by TrueAchievements , some games that had not previously been thought to be backward compatible have had their Microsoft store listings quietly amended. Earlier this month, seven original Xbox games were moved from the old Xbox 360 online store


Mashable / 11min
There are a lot of reasons not to go to space, but here's a new and horrifying one: Pee in the spaceship walls. Two SpaceX capsules have now exhibited plumbing problems, with the latest issue seeing Endeavour's busted toilet leak urine into the walls like a gross horror film. Unfortunately there are no plumbers in space, meaning the astronauts either have hold their bladders until they damage som

TechCrunch / 12min
Shares in Kakao Pay, the fintech unit of South Korea’s largest messaging app operator Kakao Corp, closed up 114% in its market debut on Wednesday. The Ant Financial-backed company ended day one of trading at $163.3 (193,000 won), securing a market capitalization of $21.2 billion. Kakao Pay’s shares surged as high as $194.6 (230,000 won) on the KOSPI, up 155.6% from the issue price of $76.2 (90,00

TechCrunch / 12min
Nigeria’s lending startup Payhippo has raised $3 million in a seed round, funding the company plans to use in sourcing the talent needed to optimize its technology as it ramps up effort to extend speedy credit to more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West African country. The round was led by an array of angel investors, including Ham Serunjogi and Maijid Moujaled, the co-founders

Shure today announced the launch of its online shop in the UAE, available at The site will allow UAE customers to browse Shure’s lineup of products, including headphones, earphones, and wired and wireless microphones. Delivery is available across the UAE, with a flat delivery fee of AED 10. “The new Shure shop is a platform that will bring Shure even closer to its customers here in

It has to be said right at the start that with cinema halls reopening in many States in India, Diwali releases have understandably shifted away. After all, stars still attach more prestige to having their movies on the big screen. Among the top-notchers for this Diwali in theatres are Rajnikanth's Tamil film Annatthe and Akshay Kumar's Hindi movie Sooryavanshi . Having said this, the streaming pl

Telstra Internet Evening•
Telstra has officially launched its 5G home internet offering , and if it’s available in your area, the telco promises a typical download speed of 378Mbps during the busy evening hours, which is significantly faster than most NBN plans . As 5G internet is impacted by various external factors, Telstra notes that there is quite a range between speeds, with typical speeds ranging anywhere between 50

SlashGear / 1h
The consumer electronics market has seen a surge in the past 22 months, perhaps more than any other industry hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. The shift in work and school arrangements, the need for more home entertainment diversions, and the reliance on Internet-based communication all worked to give PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks a much-needed boost in sales and shipments. … Continue reading

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: The Premium Mailchimp and Email Marketing Mastery Super Bundle is on sale for £24.93 as of Nov. 3, saving you 98% on list price, In the office, if you don't keep up with evolving programs and processes, you'll get left out. Impress co-workers and your boss with your newfound knowledge of the top email marketing platform in the country: Mailchimp. Email is, after all, the easiest way to com

Voice-first social media platform Clubhouse has gone back to school to learn itself a baker’s dozen worth of new languages. The company has announced in a press conference in India the addition of 13 new languages to its app, making it more accessible to people who want to see the platform available in their native languages. The app update bakes in localizations for the millions of people who do

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Complete Productivity and Automation Bundle is on sale for £24.93 as of Nov. 3, saving you 98% on list price. You use all sorts of apps and software to get through the day — whether you’re working from home, tackling a side project, or starting a new hobby. But simply downloading an app is not the equivalent of understanding an app, which could be the key to staying productive and effi

Gizmodo / 3h
For those interested in exercising more but worried about their knees, a new study from researchers in the UK this week might offer some reassurance. The research, a review of existing evidence, found no link between exercise and a greater risk of knee osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis to plague the… Read more...

Nintendo 64 Switch•
If you were hoping to get your hands on one of the Nintendo Switch's new wireless 64 controllers this Christmas, it appears you might be out of luck – the controller is currently out of stock in the US, with the item's listing noting that "more controllers will be available in 2022." The wireless N64 controller is also listed as out of stock on Nintendo's UK and Australian stores, however, it's w

Mashable / 3h
This was a confusing review to write. The thing I set out to review worked, as advertised. I'd even call this dish-soap dispensing sponge holder — one of many similar, popular items available online — surprisingly good at its job. All you do is press down on the caddy and soap shoots up into a sponge, a nifty little trick. Excess water drains into a little well, keeping things neat. All in all, i

SlashGear / 3h
The latest monthly security update for Pixel phones was a bitter one for Pixel 3 owners. It only emphasized the fact that the phone, after three years, is no longer getting monthly security updates even after receiving Android 12. To be blunt, there are very few technical reasons why that has to be the case, and Google’s slightly good news … Continue reading

SlashGear / 4h
With music streaming now a staple in modern life, service providers have moved on to finding new ways to pull in and keep subscribers. Podcasts, which predate this media streaming industry, seem to be coming back to the forefront, with Spotify and Apple taking jabs at each other over their new audio offerings. Amazon Music, however, isn’t keeping silent and … Continue reading

Mashable / 4h
Want to be able to record a video of yourself and share it in Slack? Neither do I! But we're gonna show you how to do it, anyway. I guess it doesn't necessarily have to be of yourself. In fact, now that I'm thinking about it, it could probably be of anything. Not everything — but, like, a lot. Things you would share in your work Slack. I don't know. Use your judgment. All you gotta do is this: Sh

WU Niantic Harry Potter•
SlashGear / 4h
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise by now that Niantic Labs may or may not push through with games other than Pokemon GO. While that mobile AR title continues to bring in users and profits, other excursions have failed to take root and see the same success. That includes not only its original title, Ingress, but also a game … Continue reading

Microsoft Loop Office•
At its annual Ignite conference, Microsoft has announced a new productivity tool for Microsoft 365 that will make it easier for teams to think, plan and create together. Microsoft Loop is a new app that combines a powerful and flexible canvas with portable components that move freely and stay in sync across the software giant's apps. It is made up of three elements in the form of Loop components,

RØDE AI the AI-Micro•
Renowned microphone and audio brand Rode has today announced the AI-Micro – a compact audio interface that allows you to directly record two channels of high quality audio into your smartphone, computer or tablet. There's little in the way of alternatives for such a simple and affordable recording solution for smartphones, especially iPhones , with Apple's old Camera Connection Kit (now discontin

SlashGear / 6h
In what represents the final government hurdle for vaccinating young kids against SARS-CoV-2, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given the green light for Pfizer’s “kid dose” COVID-19 vaccine. The decision comes days after the FDA’s authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, that following a recent recommendation from a panel of … Continue readi

Una Brands Series Five•
Una Brands , the e-commerce aggregator focused on Asia-Pacific brands, announced today it has raised $15 million for its Series A. The full-equity round was co-led by White Star Capital and Alpha JWC, along with participation from returning investors and Ninjavan co-founder Alvin Teo. This news comes only five months after Una launched with a $40 million equity and debt seed round . The startup h

Zillow Barton Home•
85Gizmodo / 6h
Zillow is getting out of the house-flipping business and will fire a large percentage of its staff, after admitting that it greatly overestimated its ability to wrangle “the unpredictability in forecasting home prices.” Read more...

26Mashable / 6h
Magic: The Gathering released the hounds in September, unleashing card packs of werewolves in its Innistrad: Midnight Hunt expansion . Now the trading card game's next Gothic horror-themed expansion is on its way to celebrate another classic creature of the night: Vampires. Innistrad: Crimson Vow introduces 267 new cards to Magic , with its lore focusing on Vampire Planeswalker Sorin's attempts t

SlashGear / 7h
Roku plans to remove a loophole used by adult content platforms to offer users content without going through the Channel Store, bringing sweeping changes that may drive some users to alternative platforms. The company held its 2021 Developer Summit in late October, detailing a number of upcoming changes to its products, as well as anticipated industry trends and more. Roku … Continue reading

400+Gizmodo / 7h
Remember almost 10 years ago when there were rumblings that Zack Snyder was pitching a Star Wars movie? Obviously, that project never happened . But the general idea behind that film— minus the mythology of a galaxy far, far, away —is still happening, and it just added its first star. Read more...

Blizzard Overwatch 2•
Activision Blizzard lawsuit Publisher Activision Blizzard, responsible for the game this article refers to, is currently embroiled in ongoing litigation in regards to claims reporting a workplace culture that allegedly enabled acts of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. Read our Activision Blizzard lawsuit timeline of events for ongoing coverage. The controversy surrounding Activision Bl

22TechCrunch / 7h
After Nubank filed its F-1, Natasha Mascarenhas and Alex Wilhelm dissected the document to learn more about the operations of one of the world’s largest startups. “With over 40 million users across Brazil, as well as Mexico and Colombia,” the fintech company’s LTV/CAC ratio is central to its success, they found. Notably, as many as 90% of Nubank customers were acquired organically. Full TechCrunc

Facebook Recognition•
Facebook will now delete the "facial recognition templates" of more than one billion people.

Gizmodo / 7h
Yesterday Google pushed out a November security patch for its Pixel phones, but notably the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL did not get the update. Read more...

For any fans of the Kobo ereaders out there, this is good news! The Japanese-Canadian company's ebook subscription service is finally making its way out of its native Canada and is slowly being made available in more markets. It's now available in Australia and New Zealand, costing AU$13.99 / NZ$14.99 a month after a 30-day free trial. It's not yet available in the US, but an FAQ page (without pr

The early Black Friday deals from Newegg continue to roll in and today's offers include this MSI GF75 Thin gaming laptop with RTX 3060 for $300 off and you can even save an additional $100 with an extra rebate offer. The MSI GF75 Thin is definitely a great midrange gaming laptop made even better with a nearly budget gaming laptop price. Originally retailing for $1,499, you can get it over at Newe

Facebook Recognition•
300+Wired / 7h
The social media company will delete data from images of more than 1 billion people.

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

43Gizmodo / 7h
Researchers in the UK and affiliated with the World Health Organization are sounding the alarm over a common bacteria that can seriously harm pregnant people and their babies. In a new report released this week, the group estimates that infections caused by group B streptococcus were linked to 46,000 stillbirths,… Read more...

SlashGear / 8h
As of November 1, Yahoo has officially exited China and closed down its remaining services to users in the country. The business move isn’t a surprise given Yahoo’s slow move away from the Chinese market over the past several years, including previously shutting down access to its news and email services. Yahoo, once a major player in the tech industry, … Continue reading

Engadget / 8h
In the southeast of South Australia lie the Naracoorte Caves . The national park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stalactites, stalagmites and prehistoric fossils. Recently, a group of students from the University of Adelaide built a robot to complete a 3D scan of the site. The project, called CaveX , saw the group create 15 iterations of the model you see above before they settled

Enlarge / Many kids (and adults) don't much like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and other types of cruciferous vegetables. Taste perception is complicated, but per a new study, our unique oral microbiomes might be one reason why. (credit: DNY59/Getty Images) For many people, nothing is less tantalizing than a big plate of steamed cruciferous vegetables at dinner. Yes, it's supposed to b

One of the most valuable credit card perks in the world of points and miles is Hilton’s free night certificates . You can use them at just about any Hilton property — even the ones that cost up to 120,000 points per night. TPG estimates that Hilton points are worth 0.6 cents each, meaning these certificates can potentially be worth more than $700 each. The problem is that there are very limited w

20Gizmodo / 8h
Rather than cutting to multiple flashbacks or clips from the original Candyman in order to connect its new story to the old lore, Nia DaCosta’s recent horror feature instead told the story entirely through haunting shadow puppetry that introduced a whole host of ghoulish figures complicating the dark lore. io9 has an… Read more...

Huawei Server Business US•
Huawei is reportedly in advanced talks to sell off its server business after it faced difficulties securing processors from Intel following the US government blacklisting the company. As reported by Bloomberg which spoke with people familiar with the matter, the Shenzen-based company is mulling the idea of selling off its x86 server business to a consortium of companies that includes at least one

SlashGear / 8h
Netgear has expanded its Orbi product lineup with the new Orbi 5G WiFi 6 NBK752, a mesh network that combines high-speed wireless coverage with support for 5G cellular networks. The new mesh system is an ideal solution for consumers who are reliant on 5G coverage to make up for a lack of high-speed broadband access; it’s just as useful for … Continue reading

21TechCrunch / 8h
Mark Settle Contributor Mark Settle is a seven-time CIO, three-time CIO 100 award winner and two-time book author. His most recent book is "Truth from the Valley: A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade." More posts by this contributor To guard against data loss and misuse, the cybersecurity conversation must evolve Privacy data management innovations reduce risk, create new reven

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for November 2, 2021. Today has been a fun one, namely because your humble TechCrunch was in the news. Not for reasons that we’re stoked about, but the larger China-world digital decoupling is real, and we got caught in it. Let’s t

World Series Braves•
Five games into the 2021 World Series and we still feel hard pressed to predict who will walk away as champions. The Braves are one W away from glory, but the Astros now have two games in Houston to complete an epic turnaround. Either way, the baseball action is unmissable - here we explain how to get an Astros vs Braves live stream and watch every game of the 2021 MLB World Series online from an

400+Futurism / 9h
Spicy Success Yet another crop that future long-distance space explorers can count on for sustenance. Astronauts on board the International Space Station were treated to a very special meal: space tacos, made with the first peppers to have ever been grown in space. “Ah, the taste of spicey [sic] success!” read a tweet by the official ISS research account. “Friday Feasting!” NASA astronaut Megan M

Pitches for the future of the internet are banking on an old trick: FOMO.

Facebook Recognition•
Enlarge / With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019, in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Facebook introduced facial recognition in 2010, allowing users to automatically tag people in photos. T

Enlarge (credit: Raymond Gehman / Getty Images ) Earlier this year, researchers found that many wild deer in Michigan had antibodies that suggested the animals had been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 , the virus that causes COVID-19. It was a significant cause for concern, as a large population of susceptible animals could act as a reservoir that allows the virus to spread back to humans. At the time, how

WU Niantic Harry Potter•
Niantic’s augmented reality game about the boy who lived is about to die. The company that brought us Pokémon GO debuted Harry Potter: Wizards Unite two years ago, following a similar formula to their initial smash hit. But it turns out that popular franchise plus augmented reality game doesn’t always equal success. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will officially become unplayable on January 31, 2022

If you’re thinking of booking a cruise soon and have an American Express card, you may be in line for a deal. American Express is targeting cardholders for discounts on some of the most popular cruise lines through its Amex Offers program . Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, hands-on adventure or a sophisticated sojourn at sea, there is a cruise line to suit every taste. These offers

Razer just announced the latest additions to its lineup of productivity peripherals, the Razer Pro Type Ultra, the Pro Click Mini, and the Pro Glide XXL. Razer has long been a name in computer gaming circles as the go-to manufacturer for quality keyboards, mice, and other PC peripherals. Last year though, it stepped out of the RGB glow of the PC gaming sector and released several products for pro

After the social media giant auditioned agencies to manage its ad budget, underscoring its Madison Avenue ties, Spark Foundry won the business.

Gizmodo / 9h
A Republican representative from Indiana who blamed Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol nonetheless bought somewhere between $1,001 and $15,000 in stock in Trump’s new media and tech venture, according to Insider . Read more...

The real estate website had been relying on its algorithm that estimates home values to buy and resell homes. That part of its business lost about $420 million in three months.

Mashable / 9h
SAVE $70.99: It may not be the TikTok-famous GE model, but Frigidaire's nugget ice maker should get you the same satisfying result in the comfort of your own kitchen. Get one at Amazon for only $279 ahead of Black Friday. Everyone knows that good ice can be the difference between an OK drink and a great one. Don't believe us? We assume you haven't tried nugget ice, then (also known as "the good i

Blizzard Oneal M. Ybarra•
Engadget / 9h
Jen Oneal has stepped down from her role as co-leader of Blizzard, leaving Mike Ybarra as the head of the studio known for making Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Diablo. Oneal will temporarily transition to a new position, but will leave Activision Blizzard (fine, and King) at the end of the year. Activision Blizzard is facing a handful of lawsuits and investigations into reports of sexual haras

21Gizmodo / 9h
If you’re an Android user and a Netflix subscriber, your login credentials now officially double as a pass to access five new games the streaming platform began rolling out this week as part of its quest to find and keep new subscribers. Read more...

CDC Pfizer 5 11 FDA•
Enlarge / A 13-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. (credit: Getty | JOSEPH PREZIOSO ) Update 7:45 pm EDT : Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky has signed off on the unanimous vote earlier today by agency advisors to recommend the pediatric formulation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 va

Netflix Games Mobile•
Enlarge / Only five Android-only games for now, but Ars Technica is famliar with more Netflix Games projects for smartphones in the pipeline. (credit: Netflix ) After a region-limited tease earlier this year, Netflix's gaming push officially begins this week as the company releases an update to its Android app. Starting tomorrow, all Netflix subscribers on Android will start seeing a row labeled

After a nearly two-year hiatus, Air France-KLM Flying Blue is bringing Promo Rewards back to flights to and from the U.S. For some background, Promo Rewards are Flying Blue’s monthly discounted award deals. They offer a set discount on flights to/from select city or region pairs, and can offer decent savings in both economy and premium cabins. Promo Rewards from the U.S. have been suspended for o

500+Gizmodo / 9h
Good Omens has just entered production of its second season in Merry Olde Scotland, but that’s not the only news about the surprise return of the wildly popular Amazon Prime series. The first picture has also arrived of stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, respectively.… Read more...

Blizzard Overwatch 2•
Engadget / 9h
Activision Blizzard is once again delaying Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV . Following months of upheaval at its Blizzard Entertainment subsidiary stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit the State of California filed in July, the publisher announced during its recent third-quarter 2021 earnings call that it's pushing those games back to give the teams working on them more time. "While we are still pl

COVID 5 Children 11•
The CDC’s advisory panel voted today to recommend Pfizer’s pediatric COVID vaccine for all children ages 5 to 11. That recommendation comes with the endorsement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the Pediatric… Read more...

SlashGear / 9h
Only a week after its latest Connect event, Oculus is now rolling out software version 34 to Quest VR headsets, giving users access to a variety of new features and improvements. Of note, Quest update 34 will make the VR headset more useful for Android users who don’t like to be away from their phone, as well as more convenient … Continue reading

Gizmodo / 9h
In a move that can only signal good things to come, the Federal Election Commission has apparently ruled that it’s totally cool for foreign donors to financially contribute to U.S. ballot initiatives. The news, which was initially reported by Axios , could mean that America’s domestic policy is now basically up for… Read more...

Climate 10 Facebook•
TechCrunch / 10h
Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Toyota’s first battery EV has 280-mile range and a solar roof option Most climate change misinformation comes from only a handful of sources. That’s according to a new report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). The organization found that ten publishers are responsible

Gizmodo / 10h
One of the key leaders of the growing #AppleToo movement has filed a charge with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, claiming Apple fired her in retaliation for organizing, according to documents seen by Reuters. The charge brought by former Apple Maps program manager Janneke Parrish swells the total count of… Read more...

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, so now is an excellent time to assess where you stand concerning your elite status goals. I’ve already hit my elite status goals with several programs , but one program where I’m not quite there yet is Marriott Bonvoy . Until 2020, I relied on the Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status provided as a benefit of The Platinum Card® from American Express (enroll

Chase and American Express are out with big bonus offers for their Marriott cards – in one case there’s an offer worth as much as 235,000 points. I have two Marriott credit cards myself, so let me tell you about these offers and why the cards work for me personally. Continue reading ...

100+Gizmodo / 10h
By modifying a well-known climate model and applying it to the fictional world of Arrakis, a group of scientists has shown that Frank Herbert’s depiction of a desert planet in the book series Dune was surprisingly apt, though with some surprising differences. Read more...

Gizmodo / 10h
On Tuesday, Facebook offered us a brief respite from the deluge of awful news stories on the company with a pretty pleasant-sounding announcement. According to a new blog post from the platform’s shiny new parent company , Meta, the big blue app will be shuttering its facial recognition systems “over the coming weeks.” Read more...

Apple’s time-saving Shortcuts app is available on the Mac, and many existing iPhone and iPad workflows work on the desktop too. One of the more useful Shortcuts features is the ability to trigger these actions directly from the menu bar. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

33How-To Geek / 10h
This isn’t the Metaverse; it’s Bizzaro World. Just one week after changing its name to Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook says it will no longer run facial recognition software on its social media platform. This decision is part of a “company-wide move” to limit the use of facial recognition in products and services, according to Jerome Pesenti, Meta’s VP of Artificial Intelligence. Rea

Climate 10 Facebook•
Engadget / 10h
Most climate change misinformation comes from only a handful of sources. That’s according to a new report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). The organization found that ten publishers are responsible for 69 percent of all interactions with climate change denial content on Facebook. Included in the group, which the CCDH titled “The Toxic Ten,” are Breitbart , Russia Today and Medi

Lifehacker / 10h
While much has been written about plants being able to purify the air from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, and volatile organic compounds (based on an oft-cited 1989 NASA study), that study has also been debunked as having no significant correlation to the air quality of your home (for one, it was… Read more...

Lyft Q3 Adjusted EBITDA•
TechCrunch / 10h
Lyft reported Tuesday its second consecutive quarter of adjusted profitability as riders returned to the U.S. ride-hailing company’s service. The ride-hailing service, which competes with Uber in the ride-hailing business, reported revenues of $864.4 million in the third quarter, a 73% pop from the $499.7 million in the same year-ago period. Analysts expected revenue of $862.68, per Yahoo Finance

Gizmodo / 10h
Razer’s mechanical gaming keyboards are very good, but they go a little heavy on the gaming part. If you want the feel of a mechanical gaming keyboard without the aesthetic, Razer is toning it down with a new office-focused lineup. Read more...

Facebook Recognition•
Futurism / 10h
Facebook announced today that it’s shutting down its face-recognition system, deleting the unique faceprints of more than one billion users. It’s a major attempt to save face, if you will, as users have become increasingly wary of privacy-infringing uses of the technology. It could also be read as a greater admission that Facebook’s brand has become increasingly tarnished and practically synonymo

American Express and Chase have historically been the perennial front-runners for earning and redeeming points that can be transferred to airline and hotel partners. However, in recent years, Capital One has made significant ground with a solid transfer program . Recently, the issuer stepped it up even further with a program overhaul under the Venture and Spark portfolio of cards . That includes

Ford Mustang Mach-E•
SlashGear / 10h
Ford has launched its first electric crate motor, with the Ford F-100 Eluminator concept truck giving a taste of how DIY EV-makers could build their own electric cars or give existing models a zero-emissions makeover. The SEMA 2021 concept features the same electric powertrain as the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, with a heady 634 lb-ft of torque on … Continue reading

Mashable / 10h
Save $50: The best gaming keyboards offer fast and responsive action to match your PC's speed. Now you can experience that for less with the Logitech G915 wireless gaming keyboard , which is on sale for $199.99 at Amazon with a 20% discount as of Nov. 2. Gamers understand there's more to a gaming PC than a powerful graphics card. Peripherals such as your mouse make all the difference if you want

Mashable / 10h
Striatus is a freestanding 3D printed footbridge designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and ETH Zurich . The bridge, located in Venice, measures about 16 meters long and consists of 53 hollow blocks, each of which is printed with 500 layers of concrete.

Engadget / 10h
Porn fans with Roku players will have to turn to other devices before long. Protocol has learned that Roku will effectively ban channels from Pornhub and other porn services on March 1st, 2022. The company is dropping support for "non-certified" private channels on that day in favor of beta channels that are limited to 20 users. That's potentially better for testers, but a headache for adult cont

Facebook Recognition•
Facebook has announced that it will shut down its social network's Face Recognition system as part of a company-wide effort to limit the use of facial recognition technology in its products. First introduced back in 2010, the company's Face Recognition feature allows users of its social network to automatically tag photos with their friends' names. While the feature was enabled by default at laun

58Gizmodo / 11h
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A mysterious plague appears out of nowhere, the world is completely unprepared for it, and countless people die. If this sounds like an appealing premise for a TV series that is not The Walking Dead , The Stand , The Strain , Containment , The Last Ship , and all the other shows… Read more...

Pitches for the future of the internet are banking on an old trick: FOMO.

We’ve heard constant rumblings about Netflix bringing games to its platform. Now, the company has officially announced that its first set of games are available to subscribers with Android devices. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

400+NYT > Technology / 11h
With his plans for a virtual reality metaverse, the Facebook founder pitches himself as a cultural impresario of the internet’s future.

Lifehacker / 11h
Losing your iPhone is no fun. Immediately, thoughts race through your head: “Did I leave it at the restaurant?” “Did somebody steal it?” “What am I supposed to do without Twitter?” Don’t panic! Instead, close your eyes, take a deep breath...and ping it. Read more...

Netflix Games Mobile•
SlashGear / 11h
Netflix Games was revealed today for the general public on Android devices of many sorts. Netflix Games at launch is made for mobile smart devices – specifically for Android smartphones and tablets – with precious few titles right out the gate. This new game-serving platform is not separate from the standard Netflix app – it exists within the app you … Continue reading

Amazon New World Gold•
SlashGear / 11h
It’s been a rough 24 hours for New World. The Amazon-crafted MMO has had its share of problems since launch, but over the last day or so, we’ve seen Amazon grappling with a rather severe gold duplication issue. Amazon’s response to the gold duping exploit was swift but questionable, as it brought New World‘s economy to a screeching halt. New … Continue reading

An important part of creating a website is making it appealing to your audience, and the appearance is an important element of that appeal. While Google Sites offers a nice set of themes, you can create your very own. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Bloodborne January•
Despite rumors of a Bloodborne port coming to PC, it’s unfortunately never been officially revealed. But, thanks to a dedicated and talented team of developers, we’ll now have a PS1 demake style of the game. Bloodborne PSX is a “demake” of the original PS4 title, reimagined in the graphical style of a PlayStation X game. It won’t cover the entire game, but the devs will at least cover the Father

Musk Tesla Hertz 100000•
Hertz announced on Oct. 25 that it would order 100,000 Tesla Model 3 vehicles by the end of 2022 and add electric vehicle charging infrastructure worldwide. But according to Tesla founder Elon Musk, no deal has been reached. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our free daily newsletter . “I’d like to emphasize that no contract has been signed yet,” Musk tweeted on

TechCrunch / 11h
Space is vast, but the part where humans can operate productively and sustainably, especially when it comes to for-profit commercial enterprises, is actually relatively small — and increasingly crowded. We’re thrilled to have three experts at TC Sessions: Space 2021 who are leading the charge in new initiatives that seek to make in-space operations even more attainable, cost-effective and safe to

Mashable / 11h
Designer Joe Doucet created a kinetic wall of tiny turbines that power a generator to create electricity for your home. It's like having a shrunken wind turbine just for you.

Facebook Recognition•
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Apply enough pressure, and even Facebook will buckle. The tech giant, which recently rebranded as Meta , announced Tuesday that it intends to disable Facebook's facial recognition features. While a massive win for privacy activists and users, the move is a limited one that does not preclude the company from using future forms of facial recognition tech on its billions of users. "We're shutting do

1KFuturism / 11h
A team of researchers successfully tested a sample of Martian dirt, first scooped up by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover in March 2017, by directing the rover mix it with chemical reagents inside a cup. This mixture then released organic molecules which NASA has never detected on the surface of Mars ever before, Inverse reports . While it’s an exciting discovery, it falls short of demonstrating that c

100+Gizmodo / 11h
A new satellite image of Turkey’s Lake Tuz is gorgeous—and, if you know more about what it’s portraying, worrying. The stunning capture from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite shows Turkey’s second-largest lake has completely dried up this year , exposing a haunting expanse of salt. Read more...

SlashGear / 11h
Meta, the newly announced parent company behind the aging and controversial social media platform Facebook, has revealed huge plans involving its facial recognition technology. In the near future, Meta says it will shutter Facebook’s Face Recognition system, bringing an end to its use of the controversial technology — and some features that are powered by it. The announcement comes from … Continu

Enlarge / Starlink satellite dish. (credit: Starlink) Some people who preordered Starlink broadband say they made tiny changes to their service locations on the Starlink website and immediately had their delivery dates delayed by a year or more. This isn't a case of changing an address from one city to another; people say that using a newly prominent map tool to more accurately pinpoint their hou

Lifehacker / 11h
You don’t need to wait until Black Friday to get the best deal—and this year, in particular, you may not want to wait that long to get started . Some major retailers offer price-matching guarantees that can be applied retroactively; and by getting the jump on gift-buying now, you’ll be more likely to snag popular items… Read more...

Gizmodo / 11h
You probably don’t recognize the name Lee Chesley, but if you’ve seen Marvel’s most recent record-breaking blockbuster, you’ve absolutely seen her work. She’s the stunt double for Awkwafina in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — and that’s not the only impressive entry on her resume. io9 got a chance to speak… Read more...

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. This page includes information about the Discover cards that is not currently available on The Points Guy and may be out of date. There is a lot to love about rotating category credit cards. When you maximize the categories offered each quarter, you can rake in an impressive amount of cash back each year — and oftentimes, the categor

90Gizmodo / 11h
The company formerly known as Facebook isn’t the only tech giant trying to sell you on the metaverse. Microsoft is rolling out some new virtual collaboration features designed to make working in a virtual office less terrible or something. In Microsoft’s metaverse version of the office, you’ll use a 3D avatar to… Read more...

Mashable / 11h
International leaders joined host and British Prime MinisterBoris Johnson in Glasgow this week for the COP26 Climate Change Conference to address the global community's commitments to climate action and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Protesters, as usual, joined discussions from outside the summit representing a number of organizations, including Glasgow-based climate activists , global n

NASA is exploring a concept for a new fleet of mini-rovers that can work together to solve problems and make decisions as a unit. If one fails or gets stuck somewhere, the others could carry on without it. As part of the Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration (CADRE) project, NASA engineers are designing compact, mobile robots the size of a shoebox (for comparison, Perseverance is

Netflix Launches Games•
Netflix is taking the next step in the rollout of Netflix Games with a global launch on Android devices. Starting November 3, Netflix subscribers will be able to start playing a selection of games on the Netflix mobile app. At launch, the games will be available only to those playing on Android devices[; Netflix says iOS support is “on the way”, although there’s no specific date just yet. 🎮📱 Le

SlashGear / 12h
Mesh for Microsoft Teams was revealed this week as the company’s key to the doorway that is the metaverse workplace. It is with Mesh for Microsoft Teams that the company shows they understand the way people collaborate and work today – but it’s more important than that. Mesh shows us Microsoft is ready to deliver virtual presence for people that’ve … Continue reading

Dropbox Organize Files•
As more organizations turn to cloud storage to store their important documents, keeping track of everything becomes difficult which is why Dropbox has announced a number of new features to make it easier to maintain an efficient organizational system. Searching for a specific file in a shared folder can be a time-consuming task especially when everyone has their own naming conventions and process

Rooftop swimming pools in Central London are not common. Real estate space is at an absolute premium, and the often gloomy skies in the United Kingdom can mean that, most of the year, it’s not ideal outdoor swimming weather. When it’s a warm and sunny day, however, it’s glorious to have access to a rooftop pool. That’s why I was so excited to stay at the new Mondrian Shoreditch London hotel recen

Lifehacker / 12h
It’s no surprise that after a year of unprecedented (remember that word?) isolation, there was a significant surge in users seeking out remote therapy and mental health apps. In terms of increasing mental health awareness and decreasing mental health stigma, more people seeking out help is a positive thing. However,… Read more...

When you’re not using your Windows 11 PC for a while, it’s good to put it to sleep to save power or battery life. Sleep is a special mode that lets you quickly resume where you left off without completely powering down. Here are several ways to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TechCrunch / 12h
German medical device maker Ottobock today announced that it has entered into a deal to acquire Bay Area-based exoskeleton startup SuitX. The deal is one that makes sense for Ottobock, which builds its own exoskeletons, along with prosthetics and orthotics. SuitX is a spinout from UC Berkeley’s Robotics and Human Engineering Lab, founded by mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni. Pri

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Enlarge / Mozilla's current logo for Firefox. (credit: Mozilla ) Today, Mozilla updated the mobile versions of its Firefox web browser on iOS and Android with an overhauled home page and a new tab management feature. Mozilla wrote in a blog post today announcing the update that the mobile version of the browser is specifically designed for "on-the-go, short bursts of online interactions that are

The Black Friday drone deals have just kicked off prematurely in spectacular fashion with Skydio slashing a massive $400 off the price of its Skydio 2 Starter Kit . That brings the price of the Skydio 2, a drone that has some of the best autonomous flying skills around, down to its lowest-ever price. The price is now lower than the drone's original $999 asking price, which went up to $1,349 earli

200+Gizmodo / 12h
Cenotes, submerged limestone sinkholes in Central America , have a fantastic record as repositories of ancient artifacts. Just last week, Mexico’s cultural heritage bureau announced another cave discovery: a centuries-old Maya canoe submerged in water. Read more...

Climate 10 Facebook•
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Anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes online is likely acutely aware of the seemingly endless ocean of climate change denial content swirling across social media. But the vast misinformation maelstrom is largely being churned out by less than a dozen publishers. Read more...

Squid Game Cryptocurrency•
Wired / 12h
On the front lines of the $SQUID “rug pull” that left investors in the lurch.

Climate 10 Facebook•
42Mashable / 12h
Climate change is intensifying . Global temperatures are rising and weather is becoming more extreme. It's increasingly clear that world leaders need to act now. Counterpoint: A Facebook friend shared a link that said "nuh-uh." Where did your buddy on Facebook find this climate denial content? It's quite likely that it comes from one of 10 online media publishers. According to a study published T

SNL Majors Taylor Swift•
Mashable / 12h
A year without Marvel is a year too many, and Saturday Night Live clearly agrees. After the movie studio delayed its 2020 releases due to the coronavirus outbreak, 2021 saw a steady stream of superhero movies and TV shows, with new stars anchoring the MCU who will now represent it as SNL hosts. The Eternals ' Jonathan Majors and Shang-Chi 's Simu Liu will join host Kieran Culkin in November, with

Netflix Games Mobile•
Mashable / 12h
If I'm picking one word to describe the arrival of video games on your Netflix app, that word would be "stumbling." Here's how it works, according to Netflix : You open the app — on your Android smartphone or tablet only at this point, FYI — and make your way to the newly arrived Games section, which should be accessible on your homepage. Then, you choose the game you want to play from the launch

500+Futurism / 12h
Richer, Richest Tesla shares are surging yet again — and that has CEO Elon Musk’s net worth blasting past the competition, leaving the likes of Warren Buffet and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in the dust. By Monday, Musk’s riches rose to just over $335 billion, just over a third of a trillion dollars. The increase was the result of Tesla shares jumping some 8.5 percent on Monday, Bloomberg reports . In man

Netskope Cloud Exchange•
This is the second article in a series of three. The first focused on the importance of making businesses more future-ready and how to work through common obstacles on the path to digitization . We also discussed how modernizing on-premises infrastructure as part of a hybrid cloud approach can best be managed via hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), enabling modernization that blends the best of

Walmart Botmock Voice•
TechCrunch / 12h
With its latest acquisition Walmart is further investing in technology that will enable shopping via voice and chat. The retail giant announced it’s acquiring “select technology assets” from a startup called Botmock , which had developed a set of tools for designing, prototyping, testing and deploying conversational applications across platforms. Founded in 2016, Botmock got off the ground just w

100+The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. If you truly want to maximize your miles, periodic transfer bonuses can offer lucrative opportunities for fantastic points redemptions . Specifically, you can sometimes get up to 50% more value from your points by transferring them to a specific airline or hotel partner during one of these bonuses. To help make it easier for you to t

One of the leaders of an activist movement at Apple took her complaint to a federal agency, marking an escalation of a conflict between Apple and some of its workers.

Engadget / 12h
If you're going to use a Chromebook as your daily driver — or even just more than once or twice a day — you should get a decently powerful one. Perhaps unsurprisingly, even Chrome OS machines can get expensive when you start to spec them out, but Lenovo's Flex 5 Chromebook has been one of our favorites precisely for how much value it packs at a relatively affordable $430. Amazon now has this vers

In mid-July Citibank points suddenly became transferable to American Airlines. That was a huge surprise and for many cardmembers with Prestige and Premier products a nice increase in the value of their points. Citi hadn't had one of the large U.S. airlines as a transfer partner. In fact, it was odd that American Airlines wasn't a transfer partner before this. And odder still that the relationship

Tesla Full Self-Driving•
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Enlarge / Tesla is issuing a recall over phantom collision warnings and brake activations. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Tesla) Tesla's controversial "Full Self-Driving" feature took another hit on Tuesday. The Texan automaker issued a recall for nearly 12,000 vehicles after an over-the-air software update introduced a new bug that can cause false activations of the cars' forward collision warning and

46Gizmodo / 12h
In both Stephen King’s Carrie and director Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of the novel starring Sissy Spacek, Carrie White herself is the telekinetic Chekov’s gun whose inner power is the deadly shot you’re meant to awaiting with eager anticipation. As you watch Carrie bear the burden of growing up sheltered in an… Read more...

WhatsApp Android iPhone•
Lifehacker / 12h
In the past, switching from iPhone to Android meant losing your in-app WhatsApp conversations. But now, all Galaxy and Pixel phones can transfer WhatsApp messages between operating systems. Whether you’re looking to switch from iPhone to Android or vice versa, your WhatsApp messages can make the switch, too. Read more...

Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the United States, thanks to its extensive domestic route network, lack of change and cancelation fees (though other airlines have largely matched in the meantime), two free checked bags, and generally great customer service. It’s no wonder that the carrier’s co-branded credit cards are popular as well. For anyone who has been considering

Facebook Recognition•
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Just days after rebranding itself , Facebook announced plans to delete a trove of the most worrisome data that the world’s biggest social network collected on more than a billion individuals. In a blog post Tuesday , Facebook’s newly named parent company Meta explained that it would close shop on its facial recognition systems and delete a massive collection of more than a billion facial recognit

Mashable / 12h
Save $40: As of Nov. 2, the Amazon Echo (fourth gen) is $59.99, 40% off the original price, for a limited time. HBD, Alexa. Don’t freak out, but Alexa’s birthday is coming up. To celebrate early, Amazon is releasing some Black Friday-level deals on basically every Alexa-enabled device, from Fire tablets and TV sticks to Ring and Echo devices. Here's one of our favorites: As of Nov. 2, the Echo Fo

WU Niantic Harry Potter•
Engadget / 12h
Niantic is ending support for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite . The studio announced today it will shutter the AR game on January 31st, 2022. Ahead of the sunset, it plans to delist the title from the App Store, Google Play and Galaxy Store on December 6th. That same day, it