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7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (December 30)
200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 17h
Happy New Year, folks! The festive season may be over, but December 31 celebrations loom large as the world prepares to welcome 2023 (and the inevitably wild ride it has in store). Compared to last week’s Christmas-focused streaming roundup – which featured the likes of Knives Out 2, Matilda the Musical and The Witcher: Blood Origin – this weekend’s slate of recommendations isn't anywhere near as
Fidelity slashes the value of its Twitter stake by over half
200+TechCrunch / 6h
Fidelity, which was among the group of outside investors that helped Elon Musk finance his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, has slashed the value of its stake in Twitter by 56%. The recalculation comes as Twitter navigates a number of challenges, most the result of chaotic management decisions — including an exodus of advertisers from the network. Fidelity’s Blue Chip Growth Fund stake in Twitter
Andrew Tate detained in Romania on rape and human trafficking charges
300+Mashable / 22h
Ex-kickboxer and online influencer Andrew Tate was detained in Romania in connection to an alleged human trafficking case, Reuters reported Friday. Tate will be detained for 24 hours, alongside his brother Tristan and two other suspects from Romania. The arrests come after a Romanian anti-organised-crime unit raided Tate's properties, where they found six women who are alleged to have been sexual
Microsoft in 2022: year in review
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
What kind of 2022 did Microsoft experience? The company made some big moves during the course of this year, including a gargantuan near-$70 billion acquisition – mired in controversy – and it also brought the first major feature update to Windows 11 . Let’s take a deep dive into how Microsoft fared across the software, hardware, and gaming fronts over the past year. Windows 11’s big update (and b
'Quordle' today: Here are the answers and hints for December 31
Mashable / 2h
If Quordle is a little too challenging today, you've come to the right place for hints. There aren't just hints here, but the whole Quordle solution. Scroll to the bottom of this page, and there it is. But are you sure you need all four answers? Maybe you just need a strategy guide. Either way, scroll down, and you'll get what you need. What is Quordle ? Quordle is a five-letter word guessing gam
Wordle today: Here's the answer, hints for December 31
Mashable / 2h
There are a few foods that people swear bring you luck in the new year: Tamales and black-eyed peas among them. You know what else brings you luck in a new year? Wordle ! That and the tips and hints we’ll be giving you. If you want to bypass the struggle, you can jump to the bottom of this article to get December 31's Wordle solution straight up. But if you prefer to work it out yourself, keep re
The 2023 Volvo XC60 T8's 0-60 Time Is Much Faster Than Its B6 Counterpart
SlashGear / 7h
The Volvo XC60 Recharge accelerates from 0-60 mph so fast that it knocks out the B6's time by almost a second and a half. It is downright quick.
2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge Review: Plug-In Hybrid Shuts Down Electric Skeptics
SlashGear / 7h
The 2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge strikes a balance between usability and practicality without sacrificing engagement from behind the wheel in the process.
Busting a myth: Saturn V rocket wasn’t loud enough to melt concrete
Ars Technica - All content / 8h
Enlarge / Scientists disproved a myth claiming the Saturn V rocket tested on the Apollo 4 mission in 1967 was loud enough to melt concrete. (credit: NASA/Getty Images) There's rarely time to write about every cool science-y story that comes our way. So this year, we're once again running a special Twelve Days of Christmas series of posts, highlighting one science story that fell through the crack
lionofchaeronea : Drunken revelers at a komos . Attic black-figure komast cup, attributed to the Falmouth Painter; ca. ...
Music, Arts & Literature / 8h
lionofchaeronea : Drunken revelers at a komos . Attic black-figure komast cup, attributed to the Falmouth Painter; ca. 560 BCE. Now in the Louvre.
Daily Crunch: To take the friction out of consumer messaging, more companies are entering the Matrix
100+TechCrunch / 8h
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 . Welcome back to your daily digest of TechCrunch goodness. It is my last day with you (you’re welcome!), so Christine will be back in the Daily Crunch seat on Tuesday. Haje will not be back just yet because he is heading to Vegas as part of the team covering CES. Sp
Help! I’ve been waiting 2 years for a $7,443 refund from my cruise operator
100+The Points Guy / 9h
Over two years ago, Vantage Deluxe World Travel promised Sethu Krishnan a $7,443 refund for a cruise he canceled . But the company never actually sent the money. Instead, the tour operator sent excuse after excuse about the missing refund. Eventually, and just like hundreds of other Vantage customers, Krishnan reached the end of his patience. He’s hoping TPG can help retrieve his money from the n
New Sony Patent Suggests PlayStation Cloud Gaming Could Come To Popular Streaming Devices
SlashGear / 9h
According to the patent, Sony is developing a "pass-through device for cloud gaming," similar it to products like the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Chromecast.
The 10 Greatest American V6 Engines Ever Made
SlashGear / 9h
The V6 engine has played a critical role in American automobile manufacturing -- and these are the top-of-the-line engines available.
This Phone Has a 6.1-Inch E-Ink Display
How-To Geek / 9h
E-ink panels are great for eReaders and the like, but for smartphones and other kinds of devices where screens are constantly refreshing, they’re not the most pleasant to use. But that’s not stopping this smartphone from Hisense. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
The LastPass Scandal Shows It's Time to Leave Passwords Behind
How-To Geek / 9h
If you’ve been following the LastPass data-leak scandal, you know something is terribly wrong with internet security. Passwords have never been an ideal solution to access your accounts, but it’s the best we’ve come up with since the 1960s. We’re well into the 21st century. It’s time to move on. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
Don't Miss This Rare Two Day Tesla Discount
How-To Geek / 9h
You have just two days left to get a brand-new Tesla at a big discount. Earlier this month, Tesla started offering its Model 3 and Model Y at a modest $3,750 discount, then increased that to $7,500 off last week. Now, we’re seeing the same price drop on the high-end Model S and Model X. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
TikTok says it’s getting better at detecting ‘borderline’ content
Engadget / 10h
For the past several months, TikTok has been working on new ways to age-restrict certain types of content as part of a broader push to ramp up safety features for younger users. The app unveiled a new ratings system earlier this year, called Content Levels, to help it identify more “mature” content. Now, the company has another update on those efforts. In a blog post, the company says that it’s l
The best hotel credit cards with annual fees under $100
48The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Before you book your next vacation, a simple way to ensure you’ll enjoy extra benefits is to carry the credit card of the hotel chain where you’re staying. Hotel credit cards usually earn bonus points on spending with the hotel, plus they typically include additional benefits like automatic elite status, a generous w
QuickVid uses AI to generate short-form videos, complete with voiceovers
38TechCrunch / 10h
Generative AI is coming for videos. A new website, QuickVid , combines several generative AI systems into a single tool for automatically creating short-form YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat videos. Given as little as a single word, QuickVid chooses a background video from a library, writes a script and keywords, overlays images generated by DALL-E 2 and adds a synthetic voiceover and back
Could Amazon become the big dog in the world of streaming sports?
Mashable / 10h
So apparently, Amazon really, REALLY likes live sports. The report that Amazon is working on a standalone sports streaming app is the latest potential development across the U.S. viewing landscape, as live sports have become the darling of major streaming services . The move, which appears to be still in the discussion phase, was reported this week by The Information . It would add to the live sp
New Corvette Stingray Updates Could Give The C8 Over 500 Horsepower
SlashGear / 10h
The engineers at Chevy may bump the C8's base horsepower to over 500 according to a scoop from GM Authority.
NASA Reportedly In Talks With SpaceX In Preparation For Possible ISS Crew Rescue
SlashGear / 10h
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station may need to rely on SpaceX's Dragon capsule to return home after a Soyuz capsule was damaged in space.
A Chatty Rock Meets a Reckless Soldier in This Gory and Delightful Fantasy Short
Gizmodo / 10h
Filmed amid Iceland ’s distinctive, beautiful yet eerie landscape and inspired by that country’s folklore , The Rock of Ages creates a vivid fantasy world in just over 15 minutes—complete with a hapless protagonist you soon realize you’re rooting against, and a pipe-smoking rock who not only talks, but swears like a… Read more...
NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti leaks reveal specs and potential price
Engadget / 10h
NVIDIA is expected to reveal its GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics card at CES next week, but it preemptively leaked the specs. Thanks to new rumors, we have a sense of the GPU's likely price too. The RTX 4070 Ti is slated to have 12GB of GDDR6X memory with 7,680 Cuda cores that can be boosted to 2.61GHz, as Tom's Hardware notes. NVIDIA seemingly expects the card to deliver 4K gameplay at up to 240Hz,
Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
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Google Changes Appeals Process for Suspected Child Abuse Images
27NYT > Technology / 11h
People who upload images of children that Google flags as potentially illegal will be able to provide more context to appeal bans.
Tesla Had a Bad Year. Some Investors Are Blaming Elon Musk.
1KNYT > Technology / 11h
Investors blame Elon Musk and wonder how much more the stock will fall.
James Cameron Is Just Fine With Only Making Avatar Movies Going Forward
Gizmodo / 11h
James Cameron has been everywhere lately, promoting Avatar: The Way of Water —now his latest billion-dollar blockbuster . But if you aren’t completely tired of hearing him deliver headline-grabbing soundbites , head over to Empire to read a new interview, which uses the fun gimmick of getting other famous people to ask… Read more...
There’s now an open source alternative to ChatGPT, but good luck running it
37TechCrunch / 11h
The first open source equivalent of OpenAI’s ChatGPT has arrived, but good luck running it on your laptop — or at all. This week, Philip Wang, the developer responsible for reverse-engineering closed-sourced AI systems including Meta’s Make-A-Video , released PaLM + RLHF, a text-generating model that behaves similarly to ChatGPT. The system combines PaLM , a large language model from Google, and
Apple Releases New Limited-Edition AirPods Pro And Otterbox Case For Chinese New Year
26SlashGear / 11h
Apple is ringing in the Chinese New Year with a number of promotions, including a set of limited edition AirPods Pro designed around the Year of the Rabbit
Crypto platform 3Commas confirms major API breach, FBI to investigate
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Cryptocurrency trading platform 3Commas has confirmed it suffered a data breach that saw API data stolen. As per the announcement, an unknown threat actor posted 3Commas’ API database to Pastebin, on December 28. After analyzing the database, the company confirmed its authenticity, saying “at this point, 3Commas can unfortunately confirm that some of 3Commas’ users’ API data (API keys, secrets an
Holiday travel issues with Southwest? Here’s how to get your money back
28The Points Guy / 12h
Were your big holiday travel plans canceled, delayed or otherwise disrupted this year due to Southwest’s operational meltdown ? If so, you’re not alone. Friday marked the first day since Christmas that Southwest Airlines didn’t have a double-digit percentage of its flights canceled, a number that CEO Bob Jordan attributed to “an unprecedented storm for all airlines” in an interview with Good Morn
Google will pay $9.5 million to settle Washington DC AG's location-tracking lawsuit
Engadget / 12h
Google has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Washington DC Attorney General Karl Racine, who accused the company earlier this year of "deceiving users and invading their privacy." Google has also agreed to change some of its practices, primarily concerning how it informs users about collecting, storing and using their location data. “Google leads consumers to believe that
Wide Open Etihad First Class Awards For 8 Months Of 2023
28View from the Wing / 12h
Etihad first class award space is fairly open for two passengers on the Washington Dulles - Abu Dhabi route from April through November, 2023. The easiest way to book these seats is through Air Canada Aeroplan. Continue reading ...
What to look for in a term sheet as a first-time founder
26TechCrunch / 12h
Securing funding is a stressful endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. We recently sat down with three VCs to figure out the best way to go about spinning up an investing network from scratch and negotiating the first term sheet. Earlier this week, we featured the first part of that conversation with James Norman of Black Operator Ventures, Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon of AllRaise and Kevin Liu o
Librarians Are Meeting Younger Readers Where They Are: TikTok
30NYT > Technology / 12h
The pandemic hurt children’s reading skills. Librarians are doing what it takes to connect them with books — including dance routines.
How to Change Your Reddit Username
How-To Geek / 12h
Want to go by a different username on Reddit? While Reddit limits when you can change your username, there are specific instances where it’s possible. We’ll explore your available options. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
OnePlus 11 Leak Reveals Key Details Ahead of Release
How-To Geek / 12h
In early December, leaks gave us a good idea of what to expect from the all-new OnePlus 11. Then the company quickly confirmed some specs and released its own teaser photos. Now, we’re getting full details ahead of the February 11th release date. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
JLab Debuts its Smallest Wireless Earbuds Ever
How-To Geek / 12h
When it comes to wireless earbuds, it’s easy to think about AirPods, Bose, or Sony buds. However, JLab is known for offering excellent wireless earbuds at a wallet-friendly price point, some for under $20, and now the company is getting ready to release its smallest pair yet. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
Happy New Year, and Happy New January Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy Books
35Gizmodo / 12h
1 night in coastal paradise: Why The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is worth a points splurge
100+The Points Guy / 12h
I’ve read that The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Northern California is a bucket list redemption for points and miles enthusiasts — but compared to all of the incredible resorts around the world, I truthfully thought people must have been exaggerating. As someone who lives in California’s Bay Area , I have a habit of forgetting that I live in one of the most beautiful regions in the world and to
shewhoworshipscarlin:Designs for fancy dresses, 1883.
Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
shewhoworshipscarlin : Designs for fancy dresses, 1883.