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Bruce Willis sells rights to have deepfakes replace him in future films and ads



1KMashable / 14h
Bruce Willis may have retired from acting, but he will live on in future films thanks to deepfake technology. According to The Telegraph , the actor has sold his rights for future films and advertising campaigns to Deepcake , a company that creates "digital twins" of famous folks for use in commercial projects. It's the same kind of tech used in the Star Wars franchise to recreate the younger ver

How to Enable “Stereo Mix” in Windows and Record Audio from Your PC


75How-To Geek / 1h
Ever need to record something on your computer exactly as it comes out of your speakers? Enabling “Stereo Mix” will let you do exactly that, and here’s how to do it. This will work on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The era of fast, cheap genome sequencing is here


1KArs Technica - All content / 18h
Enlarge / Illumina says its NovaSeq X machine will get the price of sequencing down to $200 per human genome. (credit: Illumina) The human genome is made of more than 6 billion letters, and each person has a unique configuration of As, Cs, Gs, and Ts—the molecular building blocks that make up DNA. Determining the sequence of all those letters used to take vast amounts of money, time, and effort.


How to get out of annoying group texts on iOS and Android


100+Mashable / 5h
Anyone who's gotten stuck in an unwanted group text knows how terrible it can be. Your phone blows up uncontrollably, and all you can do is hope the thread eventually quiets down. Luckily, Apple added support way back in iOS 8 to easily remove yourself from an iMessage Group, and it's still here in iOS 16 . Android finally started offering an iMessage equivalent called Chat for all users in 2019.

Wordle today: Here's the answer, hints for October 2


Mashable / 5h
It's the first Sunday of the spooky season, and there's a brand new Wordle . But if you've used all your brain cells this week and are struggling with today's puzzle, never fear — we're here to help every day . If you just want the answer, you can jump straight to the end of this article for October 2's Wordle solution. If you'd rather work through it yourself, keep reading for some tips, tricks,

Bruce Willis denies selling rights to his face


100+BBC News - Technology / 6h
It was widely reported that the actor had sold his face to a deepfake company.

Intel-owned autonomous driving tech company Mobileye files for an IPO


35Engadget / 8h
Mobileye, the self-driving tech firm that Intel had purchased for $15.3 billion back in 2017, has filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. When Intel first announced its plans to take Mobileye public late last year, the autonomous driving firm was expected to have a valuation of over $50 billion. Now according to Bloomberg , Intel expects Mobileye to be valued at around $30 b

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Music, Arts & Literature / 8h
aqua-regia009 : Maggie Vandewalle

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thekimonogallery:by Japanese artist Ayako Ishiguro


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thekimonogallery : by Japanese artist Ayako Ishiguro

thebeautifulbook : THE TROUBLES OF TATTERS by Alice Talwin Morris (London, Glasgow, Dublin: Blackie & Sons, 1895). Illu...


Music, Arts & Literature / 8h
thebeautifulbook : THE TROUBLES OF TATTERS by Alice Talwin Morris (London, Glasgow, Dublin: Blackie & Sons, 1895). Illustrated by Alice B. Woodward

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gameraboy2 : Amazing Stories , October, 1928 Cover by Frank R. Paul

How to block irritating spam texts


Mashable / 8h
Have you noticed that the more time goes on, the more we use our phones to stop people from connecting to us? If my phone rings at all, I can be pretty certain it isn’t anyone who knows me calling. The same has become true of texts, which arrive with enormous frequency, usually trying get me to sell my house (which I can guarantee they were not just admiring recently in the neighborhood) or acces

9 hotels opening before the end of the year we can’t wait to visit


77The Points Guy / 9h
I hate to admit it, but we’re nearing the final stretch of 2022. Summer is behind us and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Throughout the year, incredible hotels have opened all over the globe, including the long-awaited Aman New York (with nightly rates over $3,000), the architecturally stunning Conrad Los Angeles and the Madrid Edition , where I stopped in for a drink at the gorgeous l

Don’t forget: You have one month to use up your Uber Rewards points


200+The Points Guy / 9h
Mark Halloween night in your calendar and put a reminder on your phone. No, we’re not talking about candy or costumes. Rather, it’s the last night you have to use your Uber Rewards points before they disappear. As TPG first reported earlier this summer, ride-hailing service Uber is phasing out the older of its loyalty programs, Uber Rewards, and concentrating users on the Uber One program that la

Telegram cuts subscription fee by more than half in India


TechCrunch / 9h
Telegram has cut the monthly subscription fee for its premium tier by more than half in India, just months after introducing the offering as it attempts to aggressively cash in on a large user base in one of its biggest markets. In a message to users in India on Saturday, Telegram said it was making the subscription available in the country at a discount. The monthly subscription now costs custom

Leaked Pixel Watch images show band designs, watch faces and Fitbit integration


78Engadget / 9h
It's only a few days until Google's big Pixel event , where the company will show off the Pixel 7 lineup as well as the first flagship smartwatch it designed in-house (outside of Fitbit , anyway). Leaks and rumors have provided some hints about the Pixel Watch 's features and specs. The latest leak might be the biggest one to date. It seems an Amazon listing for the Pixel Watch went live early in

Elon Musk unveils his Tesla robot, and it's at least a robot


400+Mashable / 9h
Elon Musk unveiled prototype versions of Tesla's Optimus robot at Tesla's AI Day 2022 event on Friday. They were, well, definitely robots. At the top of his speech, he offered this disclaimer: "I do want to set some expectations with respect to our Optimus robot. As you know, last year it was just a person in a robot suit. But, we've come a long way, and it's...compared to that, it's going to be

Figrin D'an & the Modal Nodes Get a Delightful New Set of Star Wars Figures


24Gizmodo / 9h
Across the decades, there’ve been several truths established in Star Wars franchise: the Jedi doomed themselves , Skywalker men are dramatic as hell , and Figrin D’an and his band the Modal Nodes are the greatest band in the cosmos. The original Star Wars film put them on the map, and now Hasbro’s releasing a new set of… Read more...

70 Members Of Congress Send Letter To Airlines Demanding They Don’t Buy Back Stock


View from the Wing / 9h
Six weeks ago union leaders called for airlines not to resume stock buybacks , even though airlines are not on the verge of resuming stock buybacks (they have too much debt to pay down, and we're in a rising interest rate environment making it more important to do so). Continue reading ...

You can earn Southwest points with the Rapid Rewards Dining program: Here’s how


97The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Earning points and miles for dining can be lucrative, especially when using top dining credit cards . However, there are other ways to earn more rewards. Dining reward programs, including Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Dining program, are among the best ways to earn additional rewards. Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Dining pro


Weekly Review: October 01, 2022


One Mile at a Time / 10h
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend! It was quite an eventful week here in Florida, given Hurricane Ian. My family from the Tampa area came to visit us in South Florida, so it was nice to be able to spend time with them while dodging the hurricane. We really lucked out, which I’m grateful for — I know many others weren’t as fortunate. On the points & travel front, this week United announced

Court finds Meta, Pinterest culpable in suicide of U.K. teen Molly Russell


38Mashable / 10h
Meta , Pinterest , and other social media platforms are legally to blame for the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell, according to the senior coroner at the coroner’s court of North London. The ruling concerning Russell, who died as a result of self-harm in November 2017, came on Friday, Sept. 30. A British coroner is a figure with broad authority to investigate and determine a person’s cause of d

Google reportedly canceled a Stadia-exclusive follow-up to 'Death Stranding'


40Engadget / 10h
One of the major problems that worked against Stadia from the jump was the fact that Google didn't secure blockbuster exclusives for the cloud gaming service, which it will shut down in January . Sure, people were able to play the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and Destiny 2 on the platform, but those are all available elsewhere. As it turns out, Google may have spurned the chance

Meta plans hiring freeze, NASA shoots an asteroid, and Elon’s texts about Twitter are made public


300+TechCrunch / 10h
Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review , the newsletter where we quickly sum up some of the most read TechCrunch stories from the past seven days. The goal? Even when you’re swamped, a quick skim of WiR on Saturday morning should give you a pretty good understanding of what happened in tech this week. Want it in your inbox? Get it here . most read Elon’s texts : As part of the ongoing Musk vs. Tw

The weekend’s best deals: Apple MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, 4K TVs, and more


Ars Technica - All content / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's the weekend, which means it's time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes Samsung's Galaxy Watch 5, the company's speedy T7 portable SSD, solid options for TVs in a range of sizes from TCL, LG, and Samsung, and $150 off the latest-generation MacBook Airs in different configurations. The MacBook Air deal br

Fly premium economy to Istanbul starting under $1,000


500+The Points Guy / 11h
Istanbul, a melting pot of historic European and Asian influences, is home to sites like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. The city straddling Europe and Asia is also home to the Grand Bazaar and vibrant nightlife. And now, you can experience the rich culture and history of Istanbul with premium economy fares to the Turkish city starting at $982. With premium economy seating, you also get the

Who is Glenda Cleveland? Here's the real story behind the woman who tried to stop Jeffrey Dahmer


40Mashable / 12h
Netflix’s newest true crime series, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story , is a dramatization of the life and crimes of one of America’s most notorious serial killers. From 1978 to 1991, Dahmer murdered 17 young boys and men before being arrested in 1992. The drama follows Dahmer, his victims and their families as well as the many preventable failures of the American justice system in stopping his c

How to Change Your Hotspot Name on iPhone and Android


How-To Geek / 12h
To make your mobile hotspot appear with a different name on other devices, you can modify your hotspot’s name on both your iPhone and your Android phone. We’ll show you how to do that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Now live: Chase Freedom cardholders can earn 5% back on PayPal and Walmart purchases this quarter


100+The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: This is The Points Guy’s master guide to the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Flex’s latest quarterly bonus categories. Holiday shoppers, rejoice — Chase Freedom has brought back PayPal and Walmart as eligible merchants for the fourth quarter bonus categories for the third year in a row. Chase Freedom (no longer available to new applicants) and Chase Freedom Flex℠ cardmembers are no

ABC, ESPN and other Disney networks go dark on Dish and Sling TV


98Engadget / 12h
Disney-owned channels including local ABC stations, ESPN, FX and 17 others are no longer available on Dish Network and Sling TV . Dish says Disney wanted almost $1 billion more to extend their carriage contract, which expired at 3AM ET on October 1st. As a result, Dish had to remove Disney's channels from both platforms for the time being. As is usually the case in these situations, both sides ar

The Crow's Long-Promised, Long Delayed Reboot Has Wrapped Production


1KGizmodo / 12h
There’ve been plenty of movie reboots in various stages of development hell over the decades, but none quite so famously as that of 1994's The Crow . In that time, there’ve been starts and stops (and stops, and stops ) in getting the reboot off the ground. So when the news broke earlier this year that It’s Bill… Read more...

Department Of Transportation: “We’ve Always Been At War With Eastasia” [Roundup]


View from the Wing / 12h
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 ...

huariqueje: Hieronimus - Morten Schelde , 2018.Danish. b....


Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
huariqueje : Hieronimus - Morten Schelde , 2018. Danish. b. 1972- Digital drawing, 160 x120 cm

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You Can Use Oven Cleaner to Strip Wood Furniture


Lifehacker / 12h
TikTok and Instagram are awash with accounts featuring DIY and furniture flipping instructional videos that make refinishing thrift store finds into expensive-looking pieces look quick and easy. (Of course, when you edit four hours of paint-stripping and sanding down to two secon

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Technology News and More-Saturday Edition

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The era of fast, cheap genome sequencing is here



1KArs Technica - All content / 2h
Enlarge / Illumina says its NovaSeq X machine will get the price of sequencing down to $200 per human genome. (credit: Illumina) The human genome is made of more than 6 billion letters, and each person has a unique configuration of As, Cs, Gs, and Ts—the molecular building blocks that make up DNA. Determining the sequence of all those letters used to take vast amounts of money, time, and effort.

Yes, climate change is impacting hurricanes in big ways. Here's how.


100+Mashable / 5h
Hurricane scientists and research meteorologists are intensively studying how storms like the powerful and historic Hurricane Ian are impacted by the warming globe. Some impacts of climate change are certain — such as more rain, flooding, and storm surge. Others are being investigated, and Hurricane Ian will add to the sum of this growing scientific evidence. Mashable spoke with the scientists be

How to Test Your Computer’s PSU With a PSU Tester


21How-To Geek / 2h
A PSU tester is one of the simplest ways to test your computer’s PSU as it offers an all-in-one experience with immediate actionable feedback. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›


How to Use Your Apple Watch’s Hidden Web Browser (and Why You Shouldn’t)


How-To Geek / now
The Apple Watch might not feature Safari in its list of apps, but the browser is indeed there, just waiting to render web pages. While browsing your favorite websites from your wrist may seem convenient, some hurdles still exist. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Month In Tech History: October


How-To Geek / now
The history of technology in October sees the dawn of the age of the personal automobile, the unintended beginnings of video gaming, the release of the classic MP3 player that changed everything, and even the formal definition of the internet. Read on for all the details. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon's Echo Show 5 drops to a new low of $35


Engadget / 8min
Days after hosting a major hardware launch , Amazon is apparently having a sale on its older Echo devices. Among the deals, we noticed that both the Echo Show 5 and the larger Echo Show 8 have hit new record lows. The Echo Show 5, which went on sale last year for $85, is now down to $35 , a 59 percent discount. The 8-inch model, meanwhile, is down to $70 after having debuted at $100. Buy Echo Sho

Cruise lines begin resuming ship departures from Florida ports that closed due to Hurricane Ian


The Points Guy / 11min
Cruise lines have resumed operations at three Florida ports that closed during the approach of Hurricane Ian . Port Tampa Bay, Jacksonville’s JAXPort and Port Canaveral all reopened to cruise vessels on Saturday after being closed earlier in the week. Port Tampa Bay closed to marine traffic, including cruise ships, at 8 a.m. on Tuesday as Hurricane Ian bore down on the west coast of Florida, and

Maximizing the British Airways distance-based award chart


43The Points Guy / 11min
Editor’s note: We’ve updated this article with new information. There are plenty of things that aren’t ideal about British Airways and its Avios currency. From seats to food and service, its inflight product leaves a lot to be desired. Hefty, carrier-imposed surcharges also make it difficult to find good value with an award ticket that routes to (or through) London. But one important redeeming qu

Bitcoin Mining as Bad for Planet as Oil Drilling, Scientists Say


Futurism / 21min
When it comes to environmental harm, Bitcoin mining is worse than extracting gold and comparable to the environmentally destructive industries tied to crude oil and cattle farming, a new study has found. Published in the journal Scientific Reports , new research out of the University of New Mexico makes a bold assertion that runs counter claim that the crypto mining is becoming more sustainable .

NASA Astronaut Is Beefing With Russia Again


Futurism / 21min
Space Burn Despite previous warnings to please stop trash talking Russia , veteran NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is once again firing verbal shots at his international foe. This time, he appears to be taking aim at Russian leader Vladimir Putin's so-called annexation of several Ukrainian territories — and as one might expect from an astronaut, he used an apt space metaphor. "I have annexed Mount Oly

Apple could upgrade the original AirPods Pro with a key new feature


TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
We've been very much impressed with the new Apple AirPods Pro 2 , and that's partly down to the Adaptive Transparency tech they offer. Now it looks as though the same feature could be heading to the original Apple AirPods Pro as well. As spotted on Reddit (via AppleInsider ), the latest iOS 16.1 beta brings a software switch for Adaptive Transparency for the first-gen AirPods Pro. Apple hasn't sa

Hitting the Books: What the wearables of tomorrow might look like


Engadget / 35min
Apple's Watch Ultra , with its 2000-nit digital display and GPS capabilities, is a far cry from its Revolutionary War-era self-winding forebears. What sorts of wondrous body-mounted technologies might we see another hundred years hence? In his new book, The Skeptic's Guide to the Future , Dr. Steven Novella (with assists from his brothers, Bob and Jay Novella) examines the history of wearables an

Werewolf by Night's Cast and Crew on Giving the MCU Old School Horror


Gizmodo / 40min
Next week, Marvel Studios debuts its first ever holiday special in the form of Werewolf by Night . Directed and scored by composer Michael Giacchino , the special aims to officially take the MCU into the world of horror monsters in the supernatural by way of monster hunters Jack Russell (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Elsa… Read more...

How to Batch Edit Photos and Videos on iPhone


How-To Geek / 46min
Apple’s Photos app for iPhone and iPad is perfect for making quick changes or in-depth edits to your photos and videos. You can even use it to copy edits from one photo or video to an entire batch, cutting down on your editing workload. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Spicy Flight Attendant Banned From TikTok After Hundreds Of Complaints By Crew


View from the Wing / 1h
Flight attendant Cierra Huffman, known online to her 3.5 million followers as ‘cierra_mistt’, was kicked off of TikTok after hundreds of flight attendants around the country complained to the Chinese social media phenomenon about her videos. However it appears she has her TikTok account back. The ex-Republic Airways crewmember, who has flown under the regional banners of American Airlines and Del

Wild Story Of Stolen Phone On American Airlines Flight


One Mile at a Time / 1h
A Twitter thread about a TV writer’s recent American Airlines flight is getting quite a bit of attention. It’s such a wild story that I’m not even sure what to make of it. A shocking must-read airplane story Chase Mitchell, who is allegedly a writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, was flying yesterday from Los Angeles to Philadelphia on American Airlines (I’m guessing it was flight AA596,

From 24-hour Champagne service to spa cars, these are the world’s most luxurious train rides


The Points Guy / 1h
It’s hard to imagine something more glamorous than a luxury train ride . Picture it: You’re sipping a glass of Dom PĂ©rignon, sitting on a tufted velvet couch and gazing out the window as the train slowly but surely inches past snow-capped mountains, castles and turquoise lakes. Or, at least that’s how I’d like to imagine it. While plenty of us have had to endure less-than-romantic train rides on

Apple VP Ousted After Making Vulgar Sexual Remark


Futurism / 1h
Self Inflicted Apple's c-suite is down a man after its vice president of procurement Tony Blevins left the company — after sexual remarks he made in a TikTok video went viral. "Tony is leaving Apple," an Apple spokesperson tersely told CNBC on Thursday, confirming the exit. The video in question shows Blevins at a car show, reclined in his half a million dollar supercar and wearing a Union Jack s

How To Find The Android 12 Easter Egg


SlashGear / 1h
Android 12, like most of the major releases that came before it, has a hidden Easter egg you can find by digging into a rarely-used system menu.

14 new movies and shows to stream on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max and more in October 2022


TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Spooky season has arrived. That's right, the month of October has muscled September out of the way and, with it, comes a slew of Halloween-inspired content on the world's biggest streamers. From new Netflix movies to highly anticipated Disney Plus shows , there's plenty to get excited about in October 2022. There's lots coming to other streamers, such as fascinating Prime Video shows and tantaliz

Microsoft Exchange Server Has a Zero-Day Problem


30Wired / 1h
Plus: CIA failures allegedly got US informants killed, a former NSA worker is charged under the Espionage Act, and more.

Razer Teases a New Handheld Gaming Console


Wired / 1h
Plus: Intel’s new app syncs PCs and mobile phones, and Apple slows down iPhone production.

Recommended Reading: Behind the wheel of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV


39Engadget / 2h
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV first drive: Better because it's bigger? John Beltz Snyder, Autoblog Our colleagues at Autoblog have some in-depth analysis of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV via Snyder's first drive experience. While it's similar to the EQS sedan, Snyder argues the SUV variant will likely be more popular. Your smart thermostat isn’t here to help you Ian Bogost, The Atlantic A recent st


Put Your Spend On The Bilt Card Today, Also Free Points For Trivia Questions


View from the Wing / 2h
Today is the first of October and the first Bilt Rewards ‘Rent Day’. They’re giving away a lot of points, Bilt Mastercard cardmembers and also for people who don’t have the card. It’s a way of really owning a day in the marketing space – a day that resonates with a large chunk of the population. The first of every month they’ve got promotions and offers. Today you can receive free points in the B

Why Google Is Scrubbing Personal Info From Search Results (if You Ask Nicely)


Gizmodo / 2h
As our lives become more digital, they’ve also become more searchable. Today, lots of people can find out personal information about you—phone number, physical address—with a simple Google search. This is not always ideal, or, frankly, comfortable. Google knows this, and it’s giving ordinary people the chance to scrub… Read more...

How (and When) to Harvest Pumpkins


Lifehacker / 2h
Pumpkins are everywhere this time of year—perhaps even if your own garden. At this point, you’ve probably picked and pruned the other fruits, vegetables, and plants that you’ve grown this year, but what about everyone’s favorite orange winter squash? Here’s how to know when it’s time to harvest your pumpkins, and how… Read more...

Web3 banking platform Juno raises $18 million, launches tokenized loyalty program


TechCrunch / 2h
Juno, a startup that provides checking accounts to crypto enthusiasts and allows them to take their paychecks in digital tokens, has raised a new funding round as it expands its offerings to include a tokenized loyalty program. The one-and-a-half-year old startup has amassed over 75,000 customers in the U.S. who take their salaries (some in entirety, rest in portions) in crypto and invest consist

Why Mario Kart Just Isn’t as Fun as It Used to Be


How-To Geek / 2h
It’s a bit jarring playing the latest Mario Kart for Nintendo Switch when the last time you played Mario Kart was the N64 version. Questions abound: Who are all these characters? Why can’t I actually fall off the course? And why do I keep getting bananas while in first place? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alaska Mileage Plan Bonus Elite Miles For California Flying


91One Mile at a Time / 2h
Alaska Mileage Plan has just launched an offer to earn bonus elite qualifying miles for select travel over the coming weeks. While the airline had an offer for bonus elite miles for much of 2021, this promotion isn’t nearly as generous. However, it should still prove valuable for many Mileage Plan members. Alaska Mileage Plan offering 50% bonus elite miles Alaska Mileage Plan is offering 50% bonu

Our ancestors ate a Paleo diet. It had carbs


74Ars Technica - All content / 2h
Enlarge / A young Hadza bushman making an arrow for a hunting bow. (credit: chuvipro via Getty Images ) What did people eat for dinner tens of thousands of years ago? Many advocates of the so-called Paleo diet will tell you that our ancestors’ plates were heavy on meat and low on carbohydrates—and that, as a result, we have evolved to thrive on this type of nutritional regimen. The diet is named

Man Blasts Video Of Trumpets, Downs Rum, And Steals Passenger’s Phone On American Airlines Flight


View from the Wing / 2h
Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon writer Chase Mitchell took to social media to share his bizarre experience flying American Airlines from Los Angeles to Philadelphia on Friday. Conspiracy-minded people need to drink less on airplanes. Continue reading ...

Tesla boss Elon Musk presents humanoid robot Optimus


400+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The tech billionaire claims the robot will change the future of physical work.

The Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Could Be the New Normal


23Wired / 3h
From the Danube to the Loire, these lifelines for the continent’s economy are running low after five months of brutal drought and years of dry weather.

Why You Should Be Using ‘Movies Anywhere’


How-To Geek / 3h
There are plenty of ways to buy movies online, but no one wants their library to be spread across multiple services. “Movies Anywhere” is the solution to this problem, and it’s surprisingly easy to use. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Firefly Aerospace reaches orbit for the first time


23TechCrunch / 3h
There’s another space-proven private launch company in the club — Firefly Aerospace. The company’s small payload Alpha rocket reached orbit successfully early on Saturday morning after taking of from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This is a major achievement for Firefly, which has been a lot to get here: The company originally began operations as Firefly Space Systems, which went bank

Predictable: Norse Atlantic Cancels Winter Flights


65One Mile at a Time / 3h
Norse Atlantic Airways is the transatlantic airline startup that launched operations this summer. For all practical purposes, the airline is largely replicating what Norwegian did, before the airline discontinued long haul flights while on the brink of liquidation. The long haul ultra low cost carrier business model is notoriously unprofitable, primarily because of the seasonality of long haul le

Live: Chase Freedom Flex 5x Points Categories Q4 2022


58One Mile at a Time / 3h
The Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card ( review ) is an incredible no annual fee card belonging to Chase’s Freedom portfolio, which can help you maximize your points thanks to its quarterly bonus categories. With it now being a new quarter (where has this year gone?!), the Q4 2022 bonus categories are officially live. This allows you to earn 5x points on the first $1,500 spent with PayPal and Walm

NASA's surprising reason for crashing into an asteroid's moon


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The need to learn how to save the world from an asteroid might seem like a no-brainer, but planetary defense missions have had a hard time gaining government support — deemed too expensive for years. Planetary scientist Andrew Cheng, who works at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, put the D in NASA 's DART mission, the key to making the asteroid deflection test earlier this wee

Elon Musk and vape binkies: The 14 best tweets of the week


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Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times , Twitter keeps on going, buddy. It is a never-ending, always-updating beast of a social platform. You cannot stop it. So, anyway, people tweeted this week. They tweeted a lot. And, as per usual, we collected the absolute best and funniest posts and compiled them into one curated list. You're welcome. Here they are: the 14 best tweets of the we

How to Make Discord Look and Feel Like Slack


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One of the best things about the free chat service is how you can customize it to work for you.

How to Watch NFL Football on a Streaming Service


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Stream the big game without cable—or get sacked.


I Uncovered an Army of Fake Men on Hinge


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They had gleaming teeth, perfect hair, and selfies with baby animals. But could they pass the Turing test?

The Problem With Mental Health Bots


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With human therapists in short supply, AI chatbots are trying to plug the gap—but it’s not clear how well they work.

10 Great Deals on TVs, Headphones, and Gaming Accessories


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Upgrade your home theater and score some sweet discounts on peripherals this weekend.

10 Alexa Features You Should Be Using on Your Amazon Echo


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Alexa on your Amazon Echo device can do much more than you think. You can use it to safeguard your home, get traffic details, set up reminders, and more. Here’s how to get the most out of Amazon’s virtual assistant. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The latest Google Pixel 7 leak includes face unlock and eSIM details


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We're mere days away from the grand unveiling of the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but the leaks are unlikely to dry up until the launch event is underway. The latest information to emerge on the flagship phones covers details of the face unlock and eSIM features. This comes from Android expert Mishaal Rahman (via Android Police ), who has been digging into the code in the Google Play Console –

Webb telescope sees a much hairier spiral galaxy than Hubble


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Hubble sometimes gets a bad rap as being inferior to the new James Webb Space Telescope . But it's not inferior, they're just designed to view different things in the cosmos. A spiral galaxy 29 million light-years from Earth showcases their different abilities. The European Space Agency (ESA) released two views of galaxy IC 5332, found in the Sculptor constellation and at 66 million light-years a

Green hydrogen for developing countries?


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Some Bowling Balls Float, While Others Don’t


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Get a lifetime subscription to this ever-growing collection of marketing templates for 89% off


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TL;DR: As of Oct. 1, you can get the Lifetime Subscription to PoweredTemplate Unlimited Plan for just $79.99 instead of $995 — that's a 91% discount. Microsoft and Adobe are two software giants used by billions of people . If you’re in marketing or design, you may have gotten used to seeing similar templates, graph and chart styles , and other customizable assets. If you’ve been using them for a

A CompTIA certification may give you a better shot at a tech job, and these 8 prep courses are on sale.


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TL;DR: As of Oct. 1, you can get the Professional CompTIA Exam Certification Prep Bundle for just $34.99 instead of $1,600 — that's a 97% discount. The IT industry is still growing, and some projections predict 178,000 new tech jobs by the end of 2022. That’s promising for hopeful tech workers, but actually getting in the door at your first job may be a bit harder. Something that may give you an

This security camera is on sale for 50% off


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TL;DR: As of Oct. 1, you can get the XC Security Camera with Hub Plus Two Door Sensors for $56.99 instead of $79.99, or just get the camera for $29.99 instead of $59.99. Security cameras may be able to do more for your home security than you think. A survey of 422 actual burglars found that 60% of them would find a new target if a home had security cameras. The technology behind the cameras thems

Try this unique trash and vacuum cleaner combo for $50 off


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TL;DR: As of Oct. 1, you can get the Viatek Smart Touch Trash and Vacuum Cleaner for just $199.99 instead of $249.99 — that's a 20% discount. Big powerful vacuums have their place, but so do more compact cleaners that work great for the smaller areas. If you’re trying to keep your office clean, you may not want to clutter your space with big cleaning tools. Instead, you might like a unique, space

This toothbrush applies its own toothpaste


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TL;DR: As of Oct. 1, you can get the UV Manual Brush Set for just $99.99 instead of $144.99 — that's a 31% discount. There’s a lot more to brushing your teeth than just keeping your smile shiny. Gum disease can actually lead to heart problems later in life, but it’s avoidable if you take care of those pearly whites. Luckily that doesn’t mean you have to start using some loud electric toothbrush.

The most watched movies and TV of the week: 'Andor' takes the empire


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So, what's everyone been watching this week? Hmmmm? Just to get a sense of what everyone's streaming, we've used data from streaming aggregator Reelgood , which gathers viewership numbers from hundreds of streaming services in the U.S. and UK. Each week, the most streamed TV shows and movies come down to a few elements — sheer buzz, a big finale, smart marketing, star power, critical acclaim, or

'Quordle' today: Here are the answers and hints for October 1


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Some Quordles are brain-busters, some are less challenging than remember what you had for lunch yesterday. Some, like today's are in-between. If it's a little too challenging, 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 s
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Today's Wordle Answer #469 – October 1, 2022 Solution And Hints


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Today's Wordle answer is a common but tricky word - here are hints for those who are stuck and the solution for those who are completely stumped.

The EU wants to put companies on the hook for harmful AI


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The EU is creating new rules to make it easier to sue AI companies for harm. A bill unveiled this week , which is likely to become law in a couple of years, is part of Europe’s push to prevent AI developers from releasing dangerous systems. And while tech companies complain it could have a chilling effect on innovation, consumer activists say it doesn’t go far enough. Powerful AI technologies are

Optimus, the Tesla Bot, Is Finally Here. Sorta. Well, at the Very Least It's Not a Guy in a Suit.


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A prototype of the Tesla robot has finally arrived and dear God it is just as ridiculous as we’d hoped. Read more...

The best retro mini-fridges that’ll keep your food even cooler than their vintage vibe


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Ever heard the phrase "Everything old is new again?" For whatever reason, we tend to have a nostalgic soft spot for aesthetics that seem to transport us to another time period. Whether it's clothing or home design, style just comes in waves every few decades or so, and retro kitchen appliances are no exception. Why are retro mini-fridges popular? Like most things that are popular these days, retr


This Is The Tesla Optimus Robot Elon Musk Expects To Cost Less Than A Car


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Tesla's Optimus robot is Elon Musk's latest obsession, and the human-replacing robot will eventually cost less than a car, the billionaire predicts.

Elon Musk's Tesla Optimus Robot Actually Works


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Elon Musk prompted controversy when he said he wanted to build a humanoid robot. Now, we've seen the Tesla Optimus in action, and it actually works.

Tesla shows off unfinished humanoid robot prototypes at AI Day 2022


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Enlarge / The walking Optimus prototype demonstrated at the AI Day 2022 event. (credit: Tesla) Today at Tesla's "AI Day" event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled an early prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot, which emerged from behind a curtain, walked around, waved, and "raised the roof" with its hands to the beat of techno music. It was a risky reveal for the prototype, which seemed somewhat unst

Tesla’s robot strategy is inextricably tied to its Autopilot strategy, for better or for worse


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Tesla unveiled its first prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot on Friday — an actual robot this time, by the strictest definition, instead of a flesh and blood human clad in a weird suit . The robot performed some basic functions, including walking a little bit and then raising its hands — all for the first time without supports or a crane, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The company may be t

Tesla’s robot is a real robot now, not just a guy in a suit


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Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off its Tesla AI Day 2022 with a quick level set on expectations — “we’ve come a long way” — and then stepped aside to allow the first iteration of its robot walk out onto the stage. The robot wasn’t a human dressed in a robot costume like last year. Instead

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