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4KLifehacker / 16h
It did not occur to me until quite recently that some people purchase pre-cooked turkeys to serve on Thanksgiving. Not only am I far too much of a control freak to trust the wellbeing of The Bird to someone else, the concept seems flawed right out the gate. Turkey is already incredibly prone to drying out, and the act… Read more...

Apple Tim Cook Owns•
1KTechCrunch / 15h
In an interview today at the NYT Dealbook Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company was looking into cryptocurrency, but clarified it had no “immediate” plans to launch any crypto-related offerings. While Cook wouldn’t detail any of the areas where the company may be exploring crypto, he did note there were several areas of Apple’s business where he would not consider introducing crypt

The Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis if you lived in North America) isn’t one of the highest selling consoles of all time, but it is easily one of the most important, and its fierce rivalry with Nintendo and its SNES machine brought about a golden axe age of home consoles. Golden Joystick Awards 2021 We're celebrating 50 Years of Games in conjunction with the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 , the wor

Mashable / 5min
Late Show host Stephen Colbert has revealed People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2021 : comedic actor (and sexiest Ant-Man alive) Paul Rudd. It probably feels well overdue to anyone who was young and impressionable when classic teen rom-com Clueless was released in 1995, but better late than never. In a two-part skit that had Colbert running Rudd through a gauntlet of tests designed to evaluat

TechCrunch / 5min
Meet Amenitiz , a Barcelona-based startup that describes its products as the operating system for independent hoteliers, B&Bs and cottages. In more technical terms, Amenitiz has been building a vertical software-as-a-service product that combines everything you need to run a hotel. The company just raised a $7.5 million (€6.5 million) seed round led by Point Nine. Backed, Otium and several busine

SlashGear / 34min
POCO started out as a Xiaomi sub-brand that offered almost high-end performance but with too many compromises to keep the price extremely low. Those compromises were primarily found in the materials used, giving it a cheaper look and feel that contrasted with its true power. Since then, however, POCO has grown out of its shell to use more premium materials … Continue reading

Amazon Rivian IPO EV•
Amazon-backed Rivian said it sold shares at $78 each, which was well above its target range.

Kenyan edtech startup Craydel , a platform for comparing colleges, course options and tuition fees, has secured $1 million in a pre-seed round that will go toward improving its search and recommendation technology and enhancing its online resources. The round was led by Enza Capital, a private venture fund that invests in early-stage tech startups across Africa. Other investors in the round inclu

Apple App Store Epic•
Engadget / 1h
Apple has failed to convince US District c to delay the App Store change she ordered back in September. As the judge for the Apple vs. Epic trial, Rogers ruled in favor of the tech giant for 9 out of 10 counts, but she also decided that Apple must allow developers to direct users to other payment systems within their apps by December 9th. As a response to that, Apple asked for a stay on the injun

Withings ScanWatch•
SlashGear / 1h
Smartwatches today have become almost like miniature clinical laboratories with the variety of health-related sensors they cram inside. Not all of those, however, can simply be distributed in any and all markets. Newer and more advanced sensors that can be considered related to medical equipment require regulatory approval in each and every country. That’s why it took almost two months … Continue

Indian food delivery firm Zomato is in talks to back logistics firm Shiprocket, savings app Magicpin, and health and fitness firm CureFit, four people familiar with the matter told me. All these investment talks are at final stages and some may close as soon as this week, one of the sources said. The investment in Shiprocket is part of a broader round that is being led by Singapore’s Temasek, acc

100+TechCrunch / 2h
The rapid on-demand grocery and convenience delivery craze that has taken over Europe and the U.S. this past year is gradually making its way into Africa and the Middle East. Today, the spotlight is on RabbitMart, or Rabbit for short, a startup coming out of stealth with $11 million in pre-seed funding . Rabbit is the latest of a long list of startups investors are willing to pump money into glob

Indian Nykaa Debut•
23TechCrunch / 2h
Fashion commerce firm Nykaa rose as much as 89% on its Indian market debut Wednesday, gaining a valuation of $13 billion in the nation’s first women-led unicorn listing. Shares of FSN E-Commerce Ventures, which operates the Nykaa brand, opened at 2,018 ($27.2) Indian rupees and went as high as 2,129, up from its initial public offering price of 1,125 per share (on the higher end). The firm has ra

India’s home-grown brands seem to be coming on to their own. Brands like Noise, boAt and Fire-Bolt are dominating the proceedings as the smartwatch market registered its highest ever shipments in Q3 2021. According to a report from Counterpoint’s IoT service , the Indian smartwatch market had a record QoQ growth of 159%, which in YoY terms was 293% higher. The report said Indian brands captured a

Unity Weta Digital•
New Zealand-based Weta Digital created the characters Gollum and Caesar in Planet of the Apes.

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Ultimate Gaming Effects Bundle is on sale for £51.49 as of Nov. 10, saving you 59% on list price. Twitch is basically a playground for gamers of all walks of life. Despite a few data breaches here and there, the platform continues to grow every year. And the most popular streamers can pull in tens of thousands of viewers daily and make some serious cash in the process. If you’re new to

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The 2022 All-In-One Digital Marketing Certification Super Bundle is on sale for £29.42 as of Nov. 10, saving you 98% on list price. Marketing is the key to making any type of business profitable, which is why using a marketing firm to spread your message is so dang expensive. If you can't afford to shell out thousands of pounds to a third-party organisation, you can teach yourself the ins

Mashable / 2h
SAVE £70: For a limited time, the Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for £79.99 — saving you £70 on list price this Black Friday. The Kindle Paperwhite could make the perfect Christmas gift for the book worm in your life. It's here. It's finally here. Amazon has kicked off its Black Friday event in the UK, with absolutely loads of deals promised to run through until Cyber Monday. The deals that are alr

Facebook has been under intense fire following revelations that the social media giant’s leadership repeatedly prioritized profits over safety. Now, a second whistleblower is accusing the company of turning a blind eye to disinformation campaigns on the platform. In this episode, we meet Sophie Zhang—a former data scientist at Facebook. Before she was fired, she had become consumed by the task of

The company, backed by Amazon and Ford, has delivered only 156 trucks so far, but its market worth approaches that of Ford.

Facebook Meta Targeting•
28Gizmodo / 3h
It’s about to get a harder to target certain groups on Facebook. For society, that’s a good thing. For advertisers, not so much. Read more...

Facebook Meta Targeting•
24Mashable / 4h
Meta is changing ad targeting options across its platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, meaning businesses will no longer be able to direct ads to users of a specific race, political affiliation, or sexual orientation. The move comes after years of criticism concerning the company's advertising algorithms, which have frequently been perceived as invasive . The recently renamed company announce

Edtech Mathpresso Google•
Mathpresso, the Seoul-based edtech company behind QANDA, an AI-based learning app for K-12 students, announced today it has added Google as a new investor. Google’s undisclosed investment is not part of its Series C raised in June, the company said without providing its valuation. The additional investment event comes five months after its $50 million Series C, which brought its total funding to

Apple App Store Epic•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) In September, US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Apple must allow iOS developers to direct users to external content-purchasing mechanisms outside of the App Store's built-in In-App Purchases. Tuesday night, Rogers refused Apple's request to stay that ruling, setting the stage for it to go into effect Dec. 9 pending further appeal. In a

Nio, a Chinese electric vehicle startup listed on the NYSE, will be in at least six European markets by 2022. The firm shared its ambitions for Europe on its earnings call this week. Nio is already taking orders for its electric SUVs and shipping small batches in Norway , its first stop outside China. It didn’t identify which five countries it will enter next year. The young carmaker challenges b

Samsung LPDDR5X Dram•
Memory technology leader Samsung has announced that it has developed 14-nanometer (nm) based 16-gigabit (Gb) Low Power Double Data Rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM, which it claimed is an industry-first, and is expected to come in handy for use in smart phones and mobile devices. The new DRAM is also expected to help in high-speed data service applications including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and the

SlashGear / 4h
Although they are expected to be noticeably smaller, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus or Pro are rumored to retain a few things, particularly in the way they look. The maybe a downgrade when it comes to the battery, but most of the internals are expected to be upgraded. There is, however, one new detail that may disappoint some, … Continue reading

Apple App Store Epic•
78TechCrunch / 5h
A federal judge has ruled that Apple can’t push back the deadline to update App Store policies, as previously ordered in the court’s decision on California’s Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit. Though Apple largely won that lawsuit when the judge declared that Apple was not acting as a monopolist as Epic Games had alleged, the court sided with the Fortnite maker on the matter of Apple’s anti-steering po

Futurism / 5h
While airlines work on their robot avatars and spare us the airport completely, right now for many of us it’s a question of finding the best flight for the least money. A TravelHacker Premium Lifetime Subscription helps you find the right flights for the right rates, and for a limited time, you can save an additional 15% in our Pre-Black Friday Sale. Automated Deal Hunting All TravelHacker needs

Qualcomm SS Snapdragon AR•
SlashGear / 5h
Although the days of smartphone-worn VR headsets are mostly over by now, there are still some mixed reality (XR) experiences that can still be powered by our mobile devices. Apple’s vision for its own AR ecosystem, for example, might be driven by an iPhone, but it isn’t really the first to venture into that space. Qualcomm has long been trying … Continue reading

ETF Metaverse GS Nvidia•
Mashable / 5h
Despite how new it appears, it already feels like the metaverse is everywhere. Facebook's, I mean, Meta's recent rebrand and investments , triggered a new wave of interest in the metaverse. It's all over headlines, corporate news, memes, gaming platforms, and social media. The word's increased ubiquity is creating an impending sense of doom, as if, at any moment, our physical lives will be engulf

SlashGear / 5h
If there’s one word that can be used to describe the Galaxy S22 as we know it through rumors, it would be “confusing.” Although most rumors seem to agree on some of the key aspects of the three phones, they have so far turned out to be a mixed bag of disappointment and hope. Even more confusing, however, is the … Continue reading

Harry Jack Dorsey Twitter•
The Duke of Sussex reveals his coup warning to Jack Dorsey came a day before the 6 January unrest.

Apple App Store Epic•
Apple may have to rewrite its policies to allow app developers to point users to alternative payment methods as soon as December.

Maker Rivian Ipo Range•
87TechCrunch / 6h
Electric automaker Rivian has priced its initial public offering at $78 a share, pushing it far above its targeted share price as investors dove in the year’s most highly anticipated IPO. Updated: the story haas been updated to reflect the regulatory filing figures. The company offered 153 million shares of common stock at the $78 per share price, according to regulatory filing was posted late Fr

The Asia Pacific region has enjoyed decades of economic growth—from the post-Second World War rise of Japan, to the rapid industrialization of the “Four Asian Tigers” (South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong) between the 1960s and 1990s, along with China’s meteoric rise through the late 20th century, and today’s fast-growing markets in Southeast Asia. At the heart of this transformation is

SlashGear / 6h
OWC has announced its new Accelsior 8M2 PCIe SSD, a new storage solution that offers an enormous 64TB capacity, as well as speeds up to 26,000MB/s combined with a plug-and-play design. The new model is suitable for Windows PCs, Linux machines, and the 2019 Mac Pro. OWC claims the 8M2 is the fastest PCIe SSD on the market in addition … Continue reading

Zynga Apple Privacy•
21TechCrunch / 6h
Beating the street and its own guidance, Zynga reported record third-quarter revenue of $705 million, up 40% from the same period last year and reaching its largest mobile audience ever of 183 million monthly active users, up 120% year over year. Despite warning in the second quarter of a material impact from Apple’s privacy policy changes that caused a dramatic 30% sell off in its stock from Aug

NASA Artemis Moon 2025•
Enlarge / The Orion spacecraft for NASA’s Artemis I mission is lifted above the Space Launch System rocket in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. (credit: NASA) Senior NASA officials on Tuesday provided an updated timeline for returning humans to the Moon under the agency's Artemis Program, and they discussed costs and other issues related to it. The biggest news came in the fo

100+Gizmodo / 7h
It’s been a busy day for Netflix’s anime division. Not content with releasing the first concept art of its upcoming live-action Mobile Suit Gundam movie, the streaming service has released an almost irritating amount of news about its upcoming anime projects, including the premiere date for its live-action adaptation… Read more...

A growing number of companies are indicating an item's carbon score, but should it become mandatory?

Asian Murder Hornet•
Wellesley College researchers have identified a sound that Asian honeybees use to warn the hive of a "murder hornet" attack. Asian honeybees ( Apis cerana ) produce a unique alarm sound to alert hive members to an attack by giant "murder hornets," according to a new paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. For the first time, scientists at Wellesley College have documented these

The Mevo Start 3-pack with the Mevo Multicam App three-camera kit costs $999. Add some good lights and a half-decent microphone, and you have a full multi-cam streaming setup for less than $2,000. That would have been completely unthinkable just a few years ago, and let’s just take a minute to consider how absolutely astonishing how far we have come. Add a rock-solid internet connection, and you

MacBook MBP M1 Pro•
Mashable / 7h
If you're considering an upgrade to one of Apple's new 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pros with its M1 Pro chip inside, Mashable's deputy tech editor Joseph Volpe has one question: How "Pro" are you?

Eilish Sesame Street•
100+Mashable / 7h
Pop singer Billie Eilish dropped by Sesame Street to perform a numerically-themed lyrical reworking of her melancholy song "Happier Than Ever," accompanied by resident number aficionado The Count. Substituting lyrics about a failed relationship with new ones concerned with the joy of counting with a friend, it's a gentler, more wholesome and soothing version of Eilish's 2021 single. "When I'm cou

Facebook Algorithms•
30Mashable / 7h
Facebook's algorithm sucks, and Congress wants to do something about it. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing forward what it's titled the "Filter Bubble Transparency Act." Axios got a copy of the proposed legislation, which would require companies like Meta ( yes, Facebook ) to, simply put, provide users with an option to opt out of algorithmic content feeds (like Facebook's News Feed or I

Workhorse Electric•
Electric vehicle startup Workhorse Group is hemorrhaging money. During the company’s third-quarter earnings call, Workhorse reported an $81 million loss , blaming an increase in operating costs and a suspension of production due to recalls. Revenue is also in the negative to the tune of $576,600, which is largely related to refunds issued to customers who had their C-1000 cargo delivery vans reca

Harry Jack Dorsey Twitter•
50Wired / 7h
At the RE:WIRED conference, the Duke of Sussex spoke with Stanford's Renee DiResta and activist Rashad Robinson about misinformation's deadly consequences.

OnePlus 10 Pro Renders•
A new render leak of the OnePlus 10 Pro has revealed a potential design for the flagship smartphone that shows a big square camera block on the back of the phone. The possible early look at the OnePlus 10 Pro, courtesy of noted leaker OnLeaks and created with @Zouton , includes a pair of render images showing the top half of the back of the phone. They’re supposedly based on an actual photo of a

SlashGear / 8h
Apple has revealed plans to release an iOS update that will address the Face ID headache currently impacting indie repair shops performing iPhone 13 screen replacements. The news comes only days after it was confirmed that replacing an iPhone 13 display breaks the Face ID functionality unless a small chip is transplanted from the original screen, increasing the complexity and … Continue reading

Gizmodo / 8h
Today Microsoft announced the first true Chromebook competitor we’ve seen with the $250 Surface Laptop SE, a cheap Windows 11 laptop with entry-level specs. It’s perfect for students, and it’s exactly the kind of machine Google and Chrome OS device makers have been churning out for years. Why now? Read more...

Gizmodo / 8h
I can’t write about One Piece without getting personal, so here goes: I have been sitting on an editorial about how Netflix’s live-action One Piece was a terrible idea, could never capture the wonder of the original manga, etc., for months. Now that the series has finally revealed who’s playing the main characters, I… Read more...

Mashable / 8h
UPDATE: October 22, 2019, 12:21 p.m. EDT This story has been updated following news that a NordVPN server was hacked . A good VPN provides you with extra security when browsing online, watching Netflix overseas , torrenting , or surfing the web in China . We've written extensively about VPNs in the past, giving recommendations on which VPN to get according to Reddit users , as well as which VPNs

Facebook Meta Targeting•
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Facebook announced today that it will no longer allow advertisers to target users based on potentially “sensitive” topics like health, sexual orientation, or religious and political beliefs. “Lung cancer awareness,” “LGBT culture” and “Jewish holidays” are just some of the interest categories that will no longer be targeted starting early next year. “The decision to remove these Detailed Targetin

DoorDash Delivery Wolt•
On-demand delivery giant DoorDash announced Tuesday it was acquiring food delivery company Wolt in an all-stock deal valued at €7 billion, or $8.1 billion. Talking about the acquisition, Tony Xu, co-founder and CEO of DoorDash said in a statement that the move “will accelerate our product development, bring greater focus to each of our markets and improve the value we provide to consumers, mercha

SlashGear / 8h
The most monstrous Star Wars LEGO set of the season appeared this week with one massive number of pieces. The Ultimate Collector Series LEGO Star Wars AT-AT set is 6785 bricks large and fits together to be a hulking 25-inches (62cm) tall. This AT-AT comes with 9 minifigures, including 5x Snowtroopers, 2x AT-AT pilots, General Veers, and Luke Skywalker. This … Continue reading

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello friends! Welcome to Daily Crunch for November 9, 2021. Today we have lots of good news and some bad news. The good? Another startup is taking on the incumbent web search provider, and we’re seeing more funds in more places raise bigger investing vehicles. The

Unity Weta Digital•
100+Engadget / 8h
Unity Technologies, the company behind the Unity engine , is buying Weta Digital . If you’re a film buff, you need no introduction to Weta. It’s the VFX house Peter Jackson co-founded in 1993. It has worked on movies like the Fellowship of the Ring , Avatar and Black Widow . Under the $1.625 billion deal, Unity is obtaining the company’s technology division, including its artist tools and enginee

It’s often said “West Coast best coast,” and while I can’t say I agree, that sentiment certainly holds true for today’s deal showcasing round-trip flights from various cities out west — including Denver, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon — to Hawaii . Shout out to our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting us of this deal they sent out to their Premium members. New members can sign up for a

Amazon Venmo US 2022•
PayPal has announced that it is teaming up with Amazon to allow users of its ecommerce platform to pay with Venmo at checkout. Beginning next year, users of Venmo's money transfer service will be able to use their linked bank accounts and Venmo balance to make purchases on Amazon's website and in the Amazon mobile app. Director of global payment acceptance at Amazon, Ben Volk praised the new part

Facebook Meta Targeting•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) Facebook today announced it will stop letting advertisers use certain targeting options related to "sensitive" characteristics such as race, religion, sexual orientation, health causes, and political beliefs. In today's announcement , Facebook owner Meta said: Starting January 19, 2022 we will remove Detailed Targeting options that relate to topics peopl

Facebook Algorithms•
Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Report links most climate change denial on Facebook to 10 publications Toyota’s first battery EV has 280-mile range and a solar roof option A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced legislation that would give people more control over the algorithms that shape their online ex

2KFuturism / 9h
It’s been four years since an explosive feature in The New York Times revealed a shadowy program run by the US military and tasked with investigating — yes, seriously — UFO encounters, accompanied by several videos showing the purported encounters. Several pilots have come forward since then to discuss what they saw, which they’ve often characterized as oddly-shaped objects that appeared to defy

Mashable / 9h
Alanis Morissette - the singer-songwriter behind legendary songs like "You Oughta Know" and "Ironic" - is the subject of Jagged , the second documentary in HBO's Music Box series . Charting Morissette's rise to fame and the success of her debut album Jagged Little Pill , Jagged features interviews with Morissette as she discusses what it was like to be a young woman in a male-dominated rock lands

Discord NFT Crypto•
29TechCrunch / 9h
Discord is already the de facto home for NFT communities, but the company could be planning to deepen those connections in a big way. On Monday, Discord founder and CEO Jason Citron tweeted a screenshot depicting Discord integrated with popular crypto wallet service MetaMask and WalletConnect, an open protocol that many mobile crypto wallets are built on. Citron employed the NFT Twitterverse phra

As I sit down to expound on this topic, I’m taking deep breaths. Are my lips pursed? Yes. Are my nostrils flared? You betcha. Is my butt clenched? Probably. Even the mere thought of people crowding the kitchen, asking me questions, standing right in front of that drawer at the precise moment I need to open it , and… Read more...

45Gizmodo / 9h
In what is a surprise to absolutely no one, NASA won’t be sending astronauts to the lunar surface in 2024. Blaming everyone but the kitchen sink for the delay, the space agency now intends to send a crew, including a woman and a person of color, to the Moon in 2025. Read more...

Enlarge / Effigy of Edward of Woodstock, aka the Black Prince, in Canterbury Cathedral. (credit: Josep Renalias/CC BY-SA 2.5 ) Visitors to Canterbury Cathedral can view the effigy of a 14th-century knight in full armor laid out on top of a marble tomb. It's the tomb of Edward of Woodstock, colloquially known as the Black Prince , and it's one of just six surviving large cast-metal sculptures from

NASA Artemis Moon 2025•
Blue Origin’s failed lawsuit against NASA over the Human Landing System (HLS) contract, which was thrown out by a judge last week and the growing progress of the Chinese space program were top of mind for NASA officials during a Tuesday briefing updating the public on the agency’s Artemis program. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson had strong words on the lawsuit, saying that the agency lost “nearly

200+The Points Guy / 9h
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

Netflix Games Apple iOS•
SlashGear / 9h
As promised, Netflix has expanded its mobile games to iOS devices, enabling iPhone and iPad owners to play the same handful of titles previously launched on Android devices. The expansion brings the Netflix Games portal to the company’s apps on iPhone and iPad, as well as each standalone game with its own listing in the App Store. Netflix Games explained … Continue reading

Disrupting the traditional MBA may be the most tried, tested and tweaked edtech startup pitch out there. And rightfully so: Business school is damn expensive and largely reserved for a select group of people who have the time and money to invest in elite education. While no single company has perfectly cracked the code yet, Stoa School isn’t phased. The Goa-based startup has raised millions to br

Facebook Meta Targeting•
61Engadget / 9h
Meta will crack down further on potentially harmful ads . The New York Times reports Meta is removing detailed ad targeting options for "thousands" of sensitive topics on Facebook, Instagram and other services starting January 19th, 2022. The move will bar ads based on interactions with content related to ethnicity, health, political beliefs, religion and sexual orientation, among other hot-butto

Google Relate Speech•
Google is looking for help developing an Android app aimed at providing more communication options for people with speech impairments. Project Relate, as the effort and app is now called, will provide voice transcription and synthesis that could make it easier for users to be understood. The project is descended from Project Euphonia , which we covered back in 2019 when it was first announced and

Off the heels of a $150 million Series B fundraise , New York-based investing platform Republic has acquired Arora Project, an equity crowdfunding media agency that helps startups create and launch campaigns. Krishan Arora, CEO and founder at Arora Project, declined to tip TechCrunch the total transaction amount but said that it was a “large, multimillion dollar deal.” Republic , which is now fiv

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro may finally come out in the US, but under a different name. A report claims that TD Tech will release a virtually identical version of the phone with its own brand name stamped on the back – possibly as a way to sell units without running afoul of US sanctions against Huawei. This isn’t the first time TD Tech has sold rebadged Huawei phones. The brand, created by Huawei and

Discord NFT Crypto•
Mashable / 9h
"Absolutely no to NFT integration on Discord." "I'll straight up leave and use Slack if you integrate NFTs." "Will be leaving Discord if you bring NTFs or crypto to the platform." This is just a small sampling of the deluge of comments being left on Discord 's website after the company's founder and CEO hinted that it would be integrating NFTs into the community chat platform. On Monday, Discord'

45Gizmodo / 9h
The recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure package is jam-packed with initiatives but sprinkled in there amid alongside $17 billion in funding for road safety programs is a mandate requiring carmakers to implement monitoring systems to identify and stop drunk drivers. Read more...

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. This is your very last chance to snag limited-time welcome bonuses from Delta’s cobranded cards , as these offers expire Nov. 10. Both the consumer and business cards can help you get your next trip covered with SkyMiles — not to mention other benefits, such as free checked bags, priority boarding and a discount on inflight purchases

Unity Weta Digital•
100+Gizmodo / 10h
Game development platform Unity has acquired the technology division of one of the biggest VFX studios in moviemaking, Weta Digital , in a move that will make the tools behind the effects in some of the biggest movies around accessible on its platform to creators outside of the company for the first time. Read more...

Lifehacker / 10h
Back when I biked everywhere, I would wear my regular sneakers and slip my feet into toe cages that I’d attached to the pedals of my bike. I would sometimes ride with “real” cyclists who had the funny pedals and the shoes that went clack-clack-clack when they walked, and all I felt was gratitude that I would never… Read more...

Forza Horizon 5 Xbox•
SlashGear / 10h
After being revealed at E3 2021, Forza Horizon 5 is here, and it’s taking us to Mexico. Forza Horizon 5 is one of Microsoft’s biggest launches of the year, and in fact, were it not for Halo Infinite, it would probably be the single biggest release for the big M in 2021. I’ve been spending some time with Forza Horizon … Continue reading

Facebook Algorithms•
Enlarge / The dome of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Phil Roeder ) A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a bill that would force social media platforms to allow people to use the site without algorithms that filter or prioritize the content that users see. The bill joins a similar act proposed in the Senate, and t

Futurism / 10h
Depending on who you ask, 2020 closed on a moment of either hope or terror as Boston Dynamics showed off some dance moves from its advanced robots. Whether you’re interested in the science behind robotics, or just want to know the weaknesses of our future robot overlords, the WLKATA Mirobot 6-Axis Mini Robot Arm Professional Kit gives you everything you need to learn how robots work. And for a li

500+Futurism / 10h
Still Searching It may be time for alien-enthusiastic scientists to call a spade a spade. So says SUNY Stony Brook astrophysicist Paul Sutter, who in a new column for insists that the search for intelligent life among the stars has run its course — though, he argues, that doesn’t mean we’re alone in the universe either. “Humans have scanned and searched the heavens for signs of other ad

300+Futurism / 10h
Right-Clicker Mentality NFTs may not be as weird as you think. According to journalist and Boing Boing co-owner Cory Doctorow, the grift behind non-fungible tokens (or NFTs for short) is unsurprising given the capitalist hellscape we call home. “In this age of stock markets that boom in response to mass unemployment, supply-chain collapse, monopoly and runaway climate emergencies, NFTs aren’t rea

Fubotv France Molotov•
32TechCrunch / 10h
FuboTV is making a significant move in Europe with plans to acquire Molotov, a French startup with a leading television streaming service. FuboTV also operates a TV streaming platform, but it is currently only operating in the U.S., Canada and Spain. The transaction is a cash-and-stock deal that values Molotov at $190 million (€164.3 million). The deal is pending approvals and closing conditions.

Gizmodo / 10h
Apple has generously decided to back off of a surely coincidental screen repair trap that had bricked Face ID on the iPhone 13. Read more...

Gizmodo / 10h
Instagram and its top executive, Adam Mosseri, were probably both relieved to learn recently that Mosseri is still alive—both in the real world and the digital one. Read more...

TechCrunch / 10h
Shin Kim spent nearly two years helping renowned entrepreneur and investor Elad Gil vet deals and dream up new ideas as his chief of staff. In the process, an idea bubbled up that seemed too compelling to let go. Now called Eraser , that year-old startup, which is centered around a collaborative digital canvas for whiteboarding and note-taking, has raised $4 million in seed funding led by Caffein

34Gizmodo / 10h
On Tuesday morning, we got the latest update from key lawmakers’ ongoing tirade against Big Tech: a new bill that would force social media giants to offer versions of their platforms that are free from the obscure, black-boxy algorithms that curate content in a customized way. Read more...

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) The Dealmaster is back with another list of the best discounts we can find from across the web. You can find our full roundup further down, but below are a few of the highlights we're seeing as of this writing: Table of Contents Featured deals of the day Electronics deals Laptop and desktop PC deals TV and home entertainment deals Video game deals Gaming deals Acces

34Engadget / 10h
The Oversight Board has only been up and running for less than a year, but Facebook says it’s already having trouble keeping up with the group’s recommendations. The company says it wants to work with the Oversight Board to “improve the recommendation process,” though it’s not yet clear what those changes might entail. But it suggests Facebook is looking to shake up the way it deals with the inde

Tesla Musk Twitter•
200+NYT > Technology / 10h
Since Friday, Tesla has shed about $200 billion in market valuation.

Mashable / 10h
SAVE UP TO 25%: Need a good stocking stuffer or gift exchange idea? As of Nov. 9, Homesick is having an Early Black Friday sale on its scented candles (starting at just $20.23). We probably don't need to remind you how difficult it is to shop for the perfect personalized gift. It's tough to find the sweet spot between "wow, this is so thoughtful" and "wow, this took me forever to find and cost wa

Ford Lightning Google•
SlashGear / 10h
There’s no Ford F-150 Lightning parked on my driveway, but I can pretend there is. Even were I one of the 160,000+ people who have now put down a reservation for Ford’s all-electric pickup, I’d still have to be patient: deliveries aren’t expected to begin until spring 2022. Until then, we have appetite-whetting workarounds, like Ford’s new augmented reality app. … Continue reading

100+Wired / 10h
The AI researcher, who left Google last year, says the incentives around AI research are all wrong.

SlashGear / 11h
Marco Lazzarini/Shutterstock Pfizer and BioNTech have formally asked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize the companies’ COVID-19 booster vaccine dose for all US adults ages 18 and older. Though the FDA has already authorized Pfizer booster shots, the emergency use authorization (EUA) that grants them restricts eligibility to only certain individuals, including those who are at

33How-To Geek / 11h
A report was going around that Apple would break Face ID on any iPhone 13 that had its screen replaced by a third party. Thankfully, the company backtracked, as it’ll issue a software update that’ll stop the Face ID breaks from happening. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Unity Weta Digital•
500+TechCrunch / 11h
Unity has just announced its intent to acquire Weta Digital , the legendary visual effects company co-founded by Peter Jackson, for a massive $1.625 billion. Whether or not you recognize the name, you’ve seen Weta Digital’s work. From “Lord of the Rings” to “Avatar” to “Shang-Chi,” if its the kind of movie where people say “you should really see it in theaters,” there’s a good chance Weta Digital

31Gizmodo / 11h
Alarming as elves are when perched atop shelves, Netflix ’s upcoming series Elves —created by Stefan Jaworski and directed by Roni Ezra—imagines a world where the (at-times) miniscule creatures exist as a dark, mysterious secret lurking in the forests of Denmark where a family just so happens to be traveling during the… Read more...

SlashGear / 11h
Nest Hub (2nd gen) has a miniature radar sensor inside called Soli. Google previously included Soli in the smartphone Pixel 4, where it allowed users to interact with certain apps with mid-air gestures. With Nest Hub (2nd gen), Soli enables Sleep Sensing, delivering motion sensing information without the aid of a camera. Soli Sleep Sensing Sleep Sensing has worked with … Continue reading

When Microsoft first showed off Windows 10X, many people commented on the similarities to Chrome OS. Windows 10X was eventually scrapped, but Windows 11 SE can be considered its spiritual successor. Let’s take a look at this new Windows version. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Enlarge / A man walks through "In America: Remember," a public art installation commemorating all the Americans who have died due to COVID-19, on the National Mall September 21, 2021, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer ) From the very beginning, misinformation has plagued the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, undermining efforts to stop the spread of the disease and s

87TechCrunch / 11h
SpinLaunch, a startup working on a kinetic space launch system, has successfully completed its first prototype flight. It’s a major milestone for the seven-year-old company as it works toward a test of its full-scale system. The concept behind that system is pretty wild: Essentially, SpinLaunch wants to get to orbit by using a large, vacuum-sealed chamber and a hypersonic tether to spin a spacecr

The Chrome mobile app recently gained a handy screenshot tool, and now, Google is bringing a more robust version of this tool to the desktop. That’s right; you’ll soon gain the ability to capture, edit, and share screenshots within the Google Chrome browser. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

1KFuturism / 11h
Stanford scientists have developed a brain implant that allows a man with paralyzed hands to “type” up to 90 words per minute, just by thinking of the words. The researchers published their findings in Nature back in May and presented them at WE Summit, a science teleconference hosted by Tencent, on Saturday, according to the South China Morning Post . Older implant systems often rely on patients

Futurism / 11h
Say goodbye to paper notebooks for jotting things down and say hello to having the best tablets for note-taking and drawing. These lightweight, portable laptop alternatives can do almost everything a full-size laptop can, but from a much smaller package. They’re larger than a mobile phone but usually smaller than a typical laptop. Laptop tablets can also function as both. A tablet’s touch screen

200+Futurism / 11h
The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) uses the Utah desert to simulate life on the Red Planet . However, the station’s director has found that the biggest issue isn’t coping with the effects of isolation or the inhospitable environment — instead , it’s dealing with annoying tourists. Dr. Shannon Rupert, director of the MDRS, recently penned an op-ed in deriding the influx of sightseer

MSI is best known for its wide assortment of gaming laptops , and it’s looking to beef up its gaming PCs with Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards . MSI revealed three new gaming PCs: MEG Aegis Ti5 12th, MEG Trident X 12th, and Aegis RS 12th. The MEG Aegis Ti5 12th is MSI’s flagship PC, as it runs on an Intel Core i9-12900K and Nvidia RTX 3090 as we

TechCrunch / 11h
Airbnb announced over 50 new features coming to the platform this morning. The big ones include a new, smarter Translation Engine, a way to know if a rental has solid WiFi, an expanded Ask A Superhost program, more flexibility in search and tools to verify any accessibility features a listing might promise. The biggest announcement of all, however, comes in the form of AirCover. It’s a new covera

Google Relate Speech•
25Engadget / 11h
For too long, people with speech impairments have struggled to be understood not only by other people, but also by voice-based technology. Though some companies have started to make their products work better for people with atypical speech , the most prevalent services still don't hear them well. Google announced today that it's made a new Android app called Project Relate that could help people

OWC Mac Pro 8M2 SSD•
The hardware company Other World Computing, more commonly known as OWC , has announced the launch of the world's fastest and highest capacity PCIe SSD yet. The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is compatible with Windows and Linux computers as well as with Apple's Mac Pro and the new drive utilizes the total bandwidth of the latest PCI technology to deliver ultra-fast speeds of up to 26GB/s. Each of the eight NV

Lifehacker / 11h
A recent study revealed 50% of people with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are fuzzy on the details of the “use it or lose it” part of these tax-saving vehicles—particularly the deadlines for the funds in them must be spent. This year more than ever, that’s not exactly surprising: COVID relief legislation added in … Read more...

Intel Alder Lake DRM•
When Intel launched Alder Lake , we were told some games had issues running on the new 12th-generation processors , mostly due to DRM. MSI Z690 boards should be able to circumvent this problem, however. Here's how - and what it means for you. The workaround was found first by PCMag , which detailed how it works. Some Asus and MSI motherboards have a BIOS setting called "Legacy Game Compatibility

Google Nest Hub Calm•
Gizmodo / 11h
Google’s newest Nest Hub tracks your sleep from your nightstand, and the company said when the display launched that its Sleep Sensing feature was a preview of subscription services to come . Well now we know more about what Nest Hub will be capable of—and how much it will cost. Read more...

24TechCrunch / 11h
Microrobots have been a longtime fascination for many in the industry. Such technologies could ultimately provide a slew of applications, including a handful of useful features in healthcare. Things like targeted delivery of medication and microsurgical procedures are frequently mentioned. Mobility is among the biggest questions that arise from the tech. Specifically, how can roboticists get them

Gatik Walmart Arkansas•
Mashable / 11h
Your grocery delivery from Walmart might soon come in a self-driving truck, thanks to a partnership with autonomous vehicle company, Gatik .

vintagraphblog : After All - There is Nothing Like a Good Book. A boy concentrates on reading a book in this poster for Book Week, c 1920s. (via There is Nothing Like a Good Book )

24TechCrunch / 11h
The unprecedented rush of venture capital into startups is having an interesting knock-on effect: “Venture capital investors are racing to pay more to buy smaller pieces of startups that are less profitable than before,” writes Alex Wilhelm, who studied Silicon Valley Bank’s State of the Markets Report Q4 2021. Full TechCrunch+ articles are only available to members. Use discount code TCPLUSROUND

Lifehacker / 12h
Google can’t seem to stop making messaging apps. After Google Talk, Hangouts, and Allo (and millions of attempts at adding chatting to other Google services), we now have Google Chat—a new service with Slack-style rooms as its core feature. Google Chat is replacing the text-messaging park of Hangouts, while Google… Read more...

Facebook Algorithms•
39Engadget / 12h
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced legislation that would give people more control over the algorithms that shape their online experience. If passed, the Filter Bubble Transparency Act would require companies like Meta to offer a version of their platforms that runs on an "input-transparent" algorithm that doesn't pull on user data to generate recommendations. The bill would not

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Choosing the right travel rewards credit card can be a tricky proposition. The sheer volume of options can seem overwhelming, but it’s a critical decision to maximize your everyday purchases and unlock valuable rewards like free hotel stays and award flights. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is currently offering 60

41Gizmodo / 12h
It’s difficult to put your finger on what it is about classic stories like Frank Herbert’s Dune and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that keeps us coming back to and reimagining them over and over again. But in the case of those two novels, at least some of the answer becomes clearer when you consider… Read more...

Symbolic Links (Symlinks) are essentially shortcuts to another file or folder. If you are using a lot of symbolic links, you may want to quickly render a complete list of them for reference. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

On November 5th, we took an in-depth look at the iPhone 13’s most aggressive anti-repair safeguard, which causes Face ID to break when individuals or “unauthorized” repair shops replace its display. But Apple now tells The Verge that it will reverse this safeguard with a software update, a big win for repairability. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook Meta Targeting•
Ad buyers will no longer be able to use topics such as health, race or sexual orientation to target people with unwanted ads on Facebook or other Meta apps.

15.2 Apple Messages•
TechCrunch / 12h
Apple has released the second developer beta of iOS 15.2, which includes support for its new communication safety feature in Messages. The feature was announced earlier this year , alongside the company’s controversial new child sexual abuse (CSAM) detection technology feature, which Apple delayed following backlash. The new Messages feature, meanwhile, is meant to allow parents to play a more ac

36Gizmodo / 12h
In 2015, two black holes were caught merging when the ripples in spacetime they created were detected on Earth. Since then, gravitational wave detectors have found many more of these mergers, broadening our understanding of the most epic collisions known to science. Now, a team of astrophysicists examining data from… Read more...

100+Mashable / 12h
A new COVID vaccine toolkit , released Tuesday morning by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, hopes to teach vaccinated Americans how to dispel online Covid vaccine myths among their friends, family, and community members, as a new vaccine push for children begins. In a press release on Tuesday, Murthy explained the toolkit was made available to coincide with the new federal approvals for Covid vaccina

The graph below shows us the total crypto market cap - or the total value of all cryptoassets - excluding Bitcoin. In other words, the line shows the value of all altcoins combined over time. Within the span of 2 weeks, we’ve seen Ethereum, Solana and Polkadot break their all-time highs and explore previously uncharted price ranges. If three of the most important altcoins are setting new all-time

Squarespace has released its financial results for its third quarter revealing that its website builder and ecommerce platform were boosted by its recent commerce efforts. According to CFO Marcela Martin who was appointed to the role last October, commerce represents an increasingly important part of the company's business as as commerce revenue brought in $59.8m during Q3 which is up 55 percent

Both of Chase’s no annual fee small business cards, Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card and Ink Business Cash® Credit Card, have increased their initial bonus offers by 50% and are now offering biggest-ever bonuses. I have been sitting here wracking my brain trying to think of a time there has ever been a bigger initial card bonus offer on a no annual fee card and I am pretty certain there never

Lifehacker / 12h
If you have a gravy boat, you probably use it once a year. Maybe twice. If you don’t have a gravy boat, it has probably never occurred to you that you need one. And if you aren’t hosting Thanksgiving, you don’t: You don’t need a gravy boat. You don’t need a big serving platter from which to dish out turkey. You don’t… Read more...

Satellite internet is exciting, but it needs to be part of a bigger effort to get more people online.

Apple iPhone 13 Face ID•
100+Engadget / 12h
Soon after the iPhone 13 was released, an iFixit teardown showed that Face ID stopped working if the display was replaced by a third-party repair shop, unless they transferred a microcontroller from the original screen. Apple will soon mitigate the issue with an upcoming software update, so Face ID will still function even without swapping the chip to the new display. "A solution will be availabl

Health Color Valuation•
24TechCrunch / 12h
Health tech startup Color has raised $100 million in Series E funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $4.6 billion. This round means Color has now raised a total of $378 million, with this latest round specifically meant to help the company offer new programs that deliver the last mile of care across healthcare services. The round was led by Kindred Ventures and by funds managed by T. Rowe P

Microsoft 11 Surface•
Microsoft just unveiled its latest surface product , the Surface Laptop SE, a K-8 educational laptop that takes direct aim at Google Chromebooks' dominance of the education technology market. The new Surface Laptop, which will be released sometime early next year, will sell for $249 and will only be available through education sales channels, so it won't be something you can buy at a retailer lik

34Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Let's see, you landed on my "Google Ads" space, and with three houses... that will be $1,400. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Hasbro) Google is quietly enlisting the help of small businesses to protect the nearly $2 trillion company from antitrust regulations. In response to congressional bills like the " Ending Platform Monopolies Act, " which would ban platform owners from favoring their own se

43Gizmodo / 12h
Kimberly Unger’s The Extractionist is about a woman who does just that: extracts people. From virtual space , that is. But while her hacking skills are second to none , sometimes her targets don’t want to be removed—and sometimes her clients prove dangerously treacherous to deal with. io9 has a first peek inside this… Read more...

30Gizmodo / 12h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Less than a week after standing with her progressive counterparts against the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is presenting a united front with Democrats at the UN climate talks in Glasgow . The Congresswoman is in Scotland as part of a delegation of U.S. House… Read more...

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