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Friday, January 7, 2022

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While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it seems highly likely that Virgin Atlantic will launch flights to Austin this summer. Virgin Atlantic launching new US route In early December 2021, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Commercial Officer revealed that the airline was finalizing plans to launch a new route to the United States. The intent was for the route to launch in the summer of 2022, and it’s a

How-To Geek / 16min
If you were bummed out by the OnePlus 10 Pro’s specs, you’re not alone. It’s a super powerful phone, of course, but the specs revealed on January 4th were missing that exciting, cutting-edge thing we always hope to see in a flagship device. Evidently, OnePlus was holding out on us, because the 10 Pro has some shockingly cool camera features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

We’ve been hearing for a while that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max might have a punch-hole selfie camera rather than a notch, but the latest leak suggests that rather than just a small circular cut-out in the screen, this will be pill-shaped. That’s according to leaker @dylandkt on Twitter, who’s been right about Apple information in the past, and while they don’t talk about the size, be

The next iPhone SE is heavily rumored to be landing this year, and while previous reports have suggested it would sport a newer design than the iPhone SE 2020 , a new leak suggests it may keep an older iPhone's look. Previous leaks had said Apple would be adopting a design similar to an iPhone 11 , but the same source has now clarified with new information that says it'll stick to the iPhone 8-li

One more smartphone has shown up at CES 2022 - the Astro Slide reminds us of the upcoming Blackberry 5G , because it has 5G compatibility and a physical keyboard, but... well, the Astro Slide is actually available to buy. This is the third smartphone by independent London manufacturer Planet Computers, and after being announced via a Kickstarter campaign in May 2020, it's had an official launch a

Mashable / 26min
TL;DR: As of Jan. 7, get the Kids Against Maturity Family Card Game for just $48.95, which is 52% off its retail price of $102. Remember in the good old days when everyone at the family gathering actually talked to each other and didn’t have their heads buried in their devices? ‘90s kids know what’s up. If you want a way to get the kids away from their phones, you’ll need something that’s just as

Mashable / 26min
There's never been a more perfect time to learn something new. Now that we're getting into the depths of winter, it's a good time to be at home. If you're committed to plopping your butt on the couch for a few weeks, why not sign yourself up for some online courses and learn something new? It'll only cost you $20 for a limited time during this New Year, New You sale (no coupon needed). The Ultima

Mashable / 26min
Horror and religion often go hand-in-hand in the movie world. This has been drummed in recently by the likes of Rose Glass' Saint Maud and Mike Flanagan's Midnight Mass , and it looks as though the trend's set to continue in 2022. On Thursday, Shudder dropped its trailer for Edoardo Vitaletti's The Last Thing Mary Saw – a 19th century-set horror about a girl being interrogated over her grandmothe

Fallout Jonathan Nolan•
Engadget / 54min
The Fallout streaming TV series based on the Bethesda's post-apocalyptic game from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's Kilter Films is moving along smartly, Deadline has reported. Production is set to start this year with Nolan directing the series premiere. Amazon Studios also revealed that Geneva Robertson-Dworet ( Captain Marvel ) and Graham Wagner ( Silicon Valley ) have been hired as showrunners.

Engadget / 1h
OrCam, a company that makes products to aid accessibility for the visually impaired, has won a CES innovation award for its glasses-mounted MyEye Pro device . It aids the blind and visually impaired by reading out printed and digital text, recognizing people, identifying products, and more. OrCam took the prize in both the CES innovation accessibility and health and wellness categories. "We are l

Avataar Raises $45M 3D•
26TechCrunch / 2h
The vast majority of e-commerce customers prefer to preview the product before making the purchase. That’s the reason why the likes of Amazon have historically struggled to move fashion and home decor items online. A San Francisco and Bengaluru-based startup is attempting to solve this problem and has just raised a new funding round to scale its operations. AI and computer vision startup Avataar

Nigerian Bfree Europe•
Bfree , a Nigerian credit management fintech has embarked on global expansion after raising $1.7 million in a pre-Series A round, to tap the opportunities in emerging markets, where digital lending apps have recently sprung up in droves. Funds that participated in the latest round included 4Di Capital, Octerra Capital, VestedWorld, Voltron Capital, Logos Ventures, and several other angel investor

Mashable / 3h
"It is good not to be alone tonight, because it's the one year anniversary since the attack on our democracy," Stephen Colbert begins. "I think it is important that we commemorate and reflect on days like this..." The Late Show host took to the stage last night to mark the attack on Capitol Hill. Colbert recalled how he and his staff were focused on writing a script for that night's show as the i

US ITC Google Sonos•
Engadget / 3h
The US International Trade Commission has agreed with Sonos' claims that Google had infringed on its speaker and cast patents. It issued its initial decision back in August, and this finalizes its ruling, which prohibits Google from importing products found to have violated Sonos' intellectual properties. Since Google manufactures its products in China, that means it won't be able to gets them sh

On December 8, Roblox’s Chinese version LuoBuLeSi, published and operated by Tencent, abruptly closed down its server five months after it launched on iOS and Android. Many users, taken by surprise, took to Chinese social media to complain about the short notice. What users had been playing was in fact an “archive-deleting test version,” LuoBuLeSi said in a notice . But one user snapped : “Have y

53Mashable / 4h
Thursday marked one year since rioters stormed Capitol Hill, a haunting moment in recent American history. Members of Congress have shared their harrowing experiences from the day , a prayer vigil was held on Capitol steps, and late night shows commemorated it the best ways they knew how. Amongst the latter was Stephen Colbert and his writers, who delivered a parody of Rent 's most famous song "S

Hisense is anticipating that 2022 will be a huge year for its products, unveiling a laser-focused lineup at CES 2022 that includes an even larger L9G TriChroma Laser TV, new 4K and 8K Mini LED TVs and more – all of which will be reaching Australian shores in the near future. Kicking things off is Hisense's aforementioned 120-inch L9G (120L9G), which is a larger version of the already huge 100-inc

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The 2022 Art of Drawing Bundle is on sale for £22.19, saving you 98% on list price. For those of us who weren't born with natural artistic ability, there are ways to hone in on this skill without having to shell out thousands of pounds for art school. This 11-course 2022 Art of Drawing Bundle , for instance, has all of the crash courses you need to learn how to draw freehand and even creat

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: PDF Expert Award-Winning Mac Software is on sale for £22.14, saving you 62% on list price. You know what sucks? Working with PDFs. In theory, they’re awesome and incredibly convenient, but when you need to make edits or notes or highlight important parts, it’s often more trouble than it’s worth. That frustration alone makes PDF Expert’s £60 price tag well worth it. But for a limited time,

The South Korean electronics giant benefited from strong demand for server memory chips.

It’s the same old story every January – the new year ushers in a time loathed by both kids and parents alike, thanks to a new academic year rearing its intimidating head. Kids are reminded to put away their Christmas presents so they can get ready to hit the books, while parents stress out trying to find the best back-to-school supplies to give their child an edge over the competition, whether th

Apple 2022 iPhone 2024•
Apple’s iPhone SE is surprisingly still among the most sold iPhones , especially in the price-conscious developing markets. This is probably the reason that it is expected to get a successor soon. While earlier reports suggested that this upcoming compact iPhone might carry a strikingly modern design somewhat similar to an iPhone 11, however, a new report reveals that this years’ iPhone SE (2022)

22TechCrunch / 6h
Age-tech startups at this year’s CES demonstrated the potential breadth of the sector. If tech can help an older person live more comfortably, it can also help out a lot of other people. After all, the usefulness of things like mobility aids, health monitoring platforms and long-term financial planning aren’t limited to the elderly. Yesterday, I covered the startups at AARP Innovation Labs’ virtu

US ITC Google Sonos•
Almost exactly two years ago, Sonos sued Google over patent infringements regarding multi-room speaker technology . Today, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in favor of Sonos, imposing an import ban on a number of Google's hardware products – Nest, Pixel and Chromecast among them – as reported by The New York Times . Google responded to the ruling by rolling out a number of so

OnePlus 10 Pro Hasselblad•
We're in the midst of OnePlus 10 Pro tease season, because just like it does before every phone launch, OnePlus is slowly providing more information about its latest phone before a January 11 full unveiling. Just days after a full spec reveal , wherein we proclaimed that we needed to hear about camera modes before judging the phone, OnePlus has gone and detailed some of the new shooting features

Gizmodo / 8h
After announcing the OnePlus 10 Pro earlier this week, OnePlus has been slowly dribbling out more details about its upcoming flagship phone. Now we know what the OP10 Pro’s rear cameras have to offer, and we’re a little underwhelmed. Read more...

Facebook Federal Boogaloo•
Engadget / 8h
The surviving sister of Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal security guard who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2020, has filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent organization of Facebook. The suit seeks to hold the company accountable for connecting the two men charged in the murder plot and giving them a space online to plan the attack. Underwood was shot outside a federal building in Oakland

Withings Body Scan•
Mashable / 8h
Withings debuted a new smart scale at CES Monday that can tell you more about your feet than how much weight you put on them every day. Called the Body Scan, it can calculate body composition, and even show where there is fat versus muscle concentration, and take a number of cardiovascular measurements, like heart rate and "Vascular Age," which Withings determines by comparing your cardiovascular

SlashGear / 8h
Miguel Lagoa/Shutterstock The massive trade event E3 will take place this year as expected, but with one big, disappointing change: it’ll be entirely online. This isn’t a surprising announcement given the recent massive uptick in variant-of-concern Omicron transmission, which is fueling record COVID-19 case numbers in the US where the trade show is held. E3 will be held online…again The Electroni

Spotify Podcast Ads•
Gizmodo / 8h
Those of us who are serial podcast listeners know how the ad drill goes. A short audio clip will pop up right before, during, or after your show to tell you about a revolutionary product, service, or sale. Some of you might skip through a particularly long ad, or just speed through all ads. However, it’s not going to… Read more...

SlashGear / 8h
Image Credit: OWC TV makers and content publishers have been trying to push 8K screens and videos to the market even though 4K isn’t yet the de-facto standard. While there’s nothing wrong with setting your sights on higher things, aggressive and fast marketing has left some content creators struggling to catch up. While there is equipment that allows even amateurs to capture photos … Continue rea

Gizmodo / 9h
Google’s smart speakers and Android devices are a major part of its vision for a connected ecosystem, which could be in jeopardy after a trade court’s ruling today. Read more...

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Season two of Star Trek series Picard is set to arrive on Paramount+ next month , but the show’s still in production, keeping to a schedule structured to film seasons two and three back to back. Or it was in production until this week, when the sci-fi show temporarily ground to a halt for exactly the reason you’re… Read more...

59Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Artist's impression of the Ramjet propulsion system proposed in 1960 by physicist Robert W. Bussard (credit: NASA) In Poul Anderson's 1970 novel Tau Zero , a starship crew seeks to travel to the star Beta Virginis in hopes of colonizing a new planet. The ship's mode of propulsion was a so-called " Bussard ramjet, " an actual (though hypothetical) means of propulsion which had been propo

Intuitive Machines and its rivals hope to make the first US moon landings since Apollo 17 in 1972.

50TechCrunch / 10h
In the lead up to CES, I wrote a piece reflecting on top tech of CES 2012 . It was an interesting exercise for a number of reasons — not the least of which was recalling the buzzwords from 10 years ago. That year, LTE and ultrabooks topped the list. One had a great run. The other one, not so much. That is to say that the strength of buzz at CES in any given year isn’t predictive of longevity. By

28Gizmodo / 10h
Senator Tim Kaine and I have something in common: We were extremely unwise to drive through the state of Virginia on Monday, when the combination of winter storms and the traditional regional practice of doing nothing about them screwed us both over for over 20 hours. Read more...

47Mashable / 10h
For nearly two years during the pandemic, office workers across the globe have acclimated to only seeing their coworkers as floating heads on video calls. But a French startup at CES showing off its 7-foot digital video chat system wants you to see colleagues from head to toe, even when you're far apart. While it may sound like a solution to our collective Zoom dread, the massive video portal has

We’re all about great audio and fun audio devices here at Review Geek, so it’s no surprise that Noveto’s clever speaker caught our attention. The Noveto N1 uses Smart Beaming technology to blast audio into your ears (and only your ears) without any headphones or earbuds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SlashGear / 10h
rafapress/Shutterstock High-speed 5G connectivity is about to roll out in the US in a major way, making it possible for far more consumers to access the faster data speeds increasingly supported by new devices. The White House has announced a major agreement between government agencies and the two largest carriers in the US, Verizon and AT&T, that should work in everyone’s … Continue reading

Facebook Underwood•
20Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Members of the Boogaloo Bois gather for the 12th annual Second Amendment March sponsored by Michigan Open Carry Inc. and Second Amendment March outside of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, on September 23, 2021. (credit: Getty Images | Jeff Kowalsky ) The sister of a slain federal security officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Facebook owner Meta. The lawsuit

100+Gizmodo / 10h
After formally announcing the formation of Comic Book Workers United late last year —the first specific union to support workers within comics publishing—workers at Image Comics have voted to officially certify their union in the results of a secret ballot. Read more...

GameStop NFT Plans•
Enlarge (credit: GameStop ) Two of 2021's strangest trends are coming together Thursday evening as GameStop's stock surges on a report that it is working to establish an NFT and cryptocurrency marketplace alongside partner game developers and publishers. The news, first reported by The Wall Street Journal , suggests GameStop has a 20-person unit working on the online marketplace, set to launch la

Mashable / 11h
The annual Las Vegas consumer electronics convention looks a lot different this year . With the pandemic raging on, the event (which typically draws massive crowds) was notably empty.

23TechCrunch / 11h
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 and welcome to Daily Crunch for January 6, 2021! Today we have not only killer notes on this year’s strange CES confab, but breaking media news and even an editorial from United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. And, of course, a host of upda

LinkedIn Clubhouse•
In order to get users to spend more time on its professional social network, LinkedIn is preparing to launch a new virtual events platform for both audio and video. As reported by TechCrunch , the company's new events platform will allow creators and organizations to list, host and market interactive virtual events. LinkedIn actually began looking into events before the pandemic began with the la

Gizmodo / 11h
Why bother piecing together accessories from different manufacturers for your smart home when you could buy the whole system outright? That seems to be the idea behind the Masonite M-Pwr smart door , which comes with an integrated video doorbell and smart lock built right into the frame. Read more...

Meta Murder Federal•
A lawsuit argued that individuals who sought to harm law enforcement officers were able to connect with one another on Facebook.

200+The Points Guy / 11h
United’s Polaris and Premium Plus cabins will soon make their debut on a single-aisle jet. The Chicago-based carrier is working on designing revamped business-class and premium economy cabins for its new Airbus A321XLR , or “extra long range,” when the planes join the fleet in 2024, according to Executive Traveller . “It will be comparable to what you have now with Polaris, and it will be called

Clubhouse Web Listening•
Engadget / 11h
Since its debut in 2020, joining a conversation on Clubhouse has involved opening the app. But that’s no longer the case. Starting today, if you live in the US, you can listen to replays and live rooms with replays enabled using a web browser. What’s more, you don’t need to log in to use Clubhouse in this way. today we're introducing an easy new way to spread the word about great rooms. It's call

Omicron Mild WHO Warns•
100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. (credit: Getty| Fabrice Coffrini ) The World Health Organization on Thursday pushed back against the consistent chatter that the ultra-transmissible omicron coronavirus is "mild," noting that the variant is causing a "tsuna

CES 2022 LG Samsung•
Mashable / 11h
The 2022 edition of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas may have pulled off something extraordinary: Having more TVs in attendance than people . Whether that’s literally true or not, the fact remains that even a skeletal CES will inevitably feature plenty of eye-popping new televisions that may or may not find their way into living rooms over the next few years. Heavy hitters like S

GM Qualcomm Ultra Cruise•
31Mashable / 11h
Cadillac's newest luxury EV will have the latest hands-free driving system from General Motors called Ultra Cruise. At the CES technology show this week, GM revealed more details about the advanced driving assistant that improves on the existing Super Cruise system. Super Cruise (available in certain Cadillac and Chevy vehicles) only works on certain highways across the U.S. and Canada, but Ultra

TechCrunch / 11h
If you have diabetes, or ever suspected that you might, you will have done the poke-your-finger-and-drop-blood-on-a-stick thing until your finger goes numb. Finger-prick blood glucose monitoring is the de facto standard, but AI company Scanbo wants to put an end to all that, replacing the droplet with some off-the-shelf diagnostic tools and a big helping of data analysis. The company has develope

38Gizmodo / 11h
It wasn’t that long ago—in fact, it was during the recent Planet-Sized X-Men —that Marvel’s mutants decided to terraform Mars and transport the sentient island of Arakko as a sort of second home for mutantkind, especially those who were already living on the planet. But nothing ever stays rosy for the X-Men , whether… Read more...

Samsung Flex CES 2022•
Samsung has been leading the charge toward foldable smartphones for almost three years now, but the future of the company's foldable ambitions have always been on display at trade shows, going all the way back to 2008 . With three versions of the Galaxy Z Fold (and two smaller Z Flips) under the conglomerate's belt, Samsung's Display division has shown up to CES with a plethora of prototypes deta

32Gizmodo / 11h
As we mark the one-year anniversary of America’s right-wing temper tantrum that almost cost us the Republic, many Americans are probably wondering just how we can prevent such a terrible, violent event from ever happening again on U.S. soil. Well, according to the Washington Post , those in the data science community… Read more...

Airthings View Radon CES•
SlashGear / 11h
Airthings Residential indoor air quality monitoring company Airthings has announced two new products in its “View” series, the View Radon and View Pollution. These two new models join the View Plus launched back in March 2021, offering consumers new ways to keep tabs on their home’s air quality levels, as well as monitoring for the invisible, scent-free gas known as radon. … Continue reading

JBL PartyBox 2022 3•
SlashGear / 11h
JBL JBL has just expanded its range by adding three new speakers: The JBL Pulse 5, JBL Boombox 3, and the JBL PartyBox Encore Essential. Each of these three portable speakers looks entirely different and brings something new to the table. Starting with the vibrant Pulse 5 that provides its users with a fun light show, and ending with the large … Continue reading

Twitter TikTok Reaction•
Engadget / 11h
It’s only been a few months since Twitter killed Fleets, but the company is already experimenting with a new video format. The company is testing a new “Tweet Take” feature that allows users to share reaction videos alongside a Quote Tweet. With the test, Twitter users can opt to send a “Quote Tweet with reaction” instead of the typical retweet or Quote Tweet. These “Tweet Takes” as the company i

500+The Points Guy / 11h
Editor’s note: This post is regularly updated with new information. When Disney World opened the ground-breaking Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction in late 2019, it also introduced virtual queueing. This protected the park — and its guests — from situations like the snaking 11-hour line that Universal Orlando’s Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride had experienced at its l

US ITC Google Sonos•
The company will not be allowed to import products that infringe on Sonos patents, including smart speakers, video streaming devices, and some computers and phones.

29TechCrunch / 11h
Rebecca Lynn Contributor Rebecca Lynn is co-founder and general partner of Canvas Ventures . More posts by this contributor Startups And The Un-Banking Of America Marketing makes or breaks a company. When I am asked what is the No. 1 thing that I would do to help a company scale massively, it is focusing on marketing. Period. I learned long ago that the best product doesn’t always win. It’s often

Lifehacker / 11h
If you live anywhere long enough—or you simply skew towards the nostalgic—it’s easy to accumulate a staggering array of sentimental items, aka clutter. You may not want to let go of tickets stubs, old meaningful letters, or the shirt you wore on your first date with your spouse. Because hey, one day, you might want to… Read more...

EU Ghost Flights Europe•
300+Futurism / 12h
Want more proof that we’re living in a late-stage capitalism hellscape? Look no further than Europe, where tens of thousands of empty planes are being flown due to an air traffic rule — while needlessly polluting the skies. As the English-language Belgian magazine The Bulletin reports , the Germany-based airline Lufthansa has operated 18,000 empty flights this winter alone due to a European Union

300+Futurism / 12h
It’s not just you — on average, we’re all having less sex, and fears about assault may be to blame. In an interview with Scientific American , two researchers whose findings affirm the global trend of people having less sex across many intersecting demographics discussed why, exactly, it may be happening. Some of the findings from the researchers — Debby Herbenick and Tsung-chieh “Jane” Fu, both

OpenSea Apes NFT Theft•
2KFuturism / 12h
Ape Thieves Well, it happened again . Hackers tricked Todd Kramer, owner of the art gallery Ross + Kramer Gallery, in a phishing scam in which they stole 15 NFTs valued at $2.2 million, ArtNews reports . The thieves already sold much of the haul, which included four Bored Ape NFTs . “I have been hacked. All my apes gone,” Kramer said in a now-deleted tweet on December 30. “This just sold please h

Gizmodo / 12h
Red supergiant stars are quiet and calm before exploding into Type II supernova—but not this one. The observation is important because it suggests some supergiant stars experience significant internal changes before going supernova Read more...

Samsung SmartThings•
Engadget / 12h
One of the products Samsung showed off at its CES 2022 presentation was the Home Hub, an 8.4-inch tablet for controlling all the connected home devices in your household. The company has now shared more information about it. At launch, the Home Hub will have the ability to connect to every product in the SmartThings ecosystem, including Samsung appliances. Samsung In that way, it can tell you how

Twitter TikTok Reaction•
28TechCrunch / 12h
Everybody wants a little of that TikTok magic. To that end, Twitter is rolling out a new test feature that invites people to post video reactions to tweets instead of quote-tweeting the old-fashioned way. It’s a very un-Twitterlike choice, but the company has been actively experimenting with new products for a while now, including the now-retired disappearing tweets known as Fleets, may they rest

E3 2022 Online ESA•
Enlarge / On Thursday, E3 made an incredibly early call about its 2022 incarnation. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images ) If you thought this might be the year of E3's in-person comeback, its creators and showrunners have bad news for you. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirmed on Thursday that it will not proceed with a traditional exposition floor plan for E3 2022, an event th

30Mashable / 12h
If reality has taught us anything in the last few years, it's that satire is too subtle. The world is so much dumber than we can imagine in fiction. In a move that makes you want to scream WHAT ARE WE EVEN DOING HERE , the Democrats and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi decided to mark the year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection with a performance from the Hamilton cast. I wish I were joking

Lifehacker / 12h
January is Hollywood’s “dump month,” when studios release misfit movies that aren’t worthy of Summer blockbuster season and aren’t good enough for December’s award-eligibility season—movies that seemed like a good idea at the time, which, once finished, they’d rather forget. January is where they drop off these… Read more...

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. For most people, when they think of large-scale hotel chains, Marriott and Hilton are usually the first to come to mind. However, while Marriott and Hilton earn more annual revenue, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is actually the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with nearly 9,000 hotels in over 90 count

Back at CES 2020, Alienware showed off the Concept UFO , a handheld gaming PC that was reminiscent of the Nintendo Switch. Fast forward two years to CES 2022 and we still don't have anything like this, at least not from a major manufacturer. The Asus ROG Flow X13 might be the solution we've been waiting for. In essence, the Asus ROG Flow is just a gaming Surface Pro with an RTX 3050 Ti and a remo

E3 2022 Online ESA•
There will be no in-person E3 event this year. With Omicron surging across the U.S., the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has decided to cancel in-person activities. Last year's E3 , which was held June 12-to-15, was an all-digital affair, as well. In a statement given to Gamesbeat , the ESA said, "Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety

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Lululemon Aragon Mirror•
TechCrunch / 12h
Months after the surprise departure of Mirror founder Brynn Putnam, Lululemon today announced that it has named former Twitch Chief Content Officer Mike Aragon to run the connected fitness brand. Effective January 17, Aragon will be stepping into the CEO role for both Mirror and Lululemon’s Digital Fitness line. “Mike Aragon has an impressive track record of building successful brands by connecti

L OrĂ©al Colorsonic•
Mashable / 12h
Recall: April 2020. The pandemic had just begun to settle in, and the quarantined population was beginning to miss some of its creature comforts . Religious salon-goers were turning to at-home color kits for the first time in their lives, and the results were uh, less than fantastic. In the nearly two years since, they haven't gotten much better. Enter: the Colorsonic, a hair dye magic wand that

Between staffing shortages, winter weather and the complications due to the coronavirus pandemic , flight cancellations are an unfortunate reality of traveling right now. On Monday, Jan. 3, more than 2,000 flights to, from and within the U.S. were canceled — and disruptions are likely to continue. Around the internet and on social media, it’s not hard to find lofty advice on how to make the most

Mozilla Crypto Donations•
24TechCrunch / 12h
The Mozilla Foundation is pausing the ability to accept donations in cryptocurrencies following a backlash from scores of people including a founder of the Mozilla Project. The foundation, which oversees the development of the Firefox browser, on Thursday acknowledged conversations around the environmental impact that cryptocurrency potentially pose and said it is reviewing whether its current po

Apple M1 J. Wilcox Intel•
Enlarge / The Apple Park campus stands in this aerial photograph taken above Cupertino in October 2019. (credit: Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Jeff Wilcox, Apple's director of Mac system architecture who oversaw much of the Apple Silicon transition, has left Apple to join Intel. He will head up Intel's efforts to develop its own system-on-a-chip. Wilcox makes this move after eight years a

Khosla Ventures Fund•
24TechCrunch / 12h
Today, Khosla Ventures said it raised over $550 million for its first Opportunity Fund. Samir Kaul, managing partner, Khosla Ventures. Image Credits: Khosla Ventures The new oversubscribed fund brings Khosla’s total set of funds to just under $2 billion. Managing partner Samir Kaul told TechCrunch that the fund gives the firm an opportunity to retain its pro rata and double down on earlier invest

77Gizmodo / 12h
Cyber Ninjas, the questionably ninja-like company that failed to prove Donald Trump’s bullshit claims that he lost the state of Arizona during the 2020 elections thanks to voter fraud in Maricopa County, may have consigned itself to the dustbin of history for now. But before you forget about