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56Ars Technica / 23min
Enlarge (credit: Robin Utrecht | Abaca Press | Alamy) When Susan Schaap, 61, travels from her Dutch hometown of Zeewolde to the nearest city of Leylystad, the 30-minute drive takes her through vast tulip fields, interrupted only by wind turbines and sometimes sheep. But if Facebook parent company Meta’s plans are approved, her view would be replaced by the Netherlands’ largest ever data center. M

Apple iPhone 15 S. Jobs•
Mashable / 1h
Time has compressed the memory of that historic morning at Macworld, January 9, 2007, like a zip file. When I unpack it, I get a brief flash of filing into the room at the Moscone Center in San Francisco that was already synonymous with Apple Computer Inc. keynotes. I remember sitting to the left of the stage, watching Steve Jobs walking out to the bass rumble of a James Brown bop. I remember put

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra•
It doesn't look as though the Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors and leaks are going to be slowing down between now and the expected February launch, and the latest tidbit to reach us concerns the Ultra model and the S Pen stylus that's coming with it. According to XEETECHCARE on YouTube ( via XDA Developers ), the input delay on the pen is going to come in at 2.8 milliseconds – not bad at all when you co


We’ve seen hotel “resort fees” and “destination fees” become incredibly common, and we’ve even seen some hotels try to charge “energy fees.” However, this fee is arguably even more ridiculous. Hotel Saint Louis’ nightly “sustainability fee” A FlyerTalk user noticed that Hotel Saint Louis , a Marriott Autograph Collection property, has added a new fee for hotel stays. Specifically, the hotel is ch

From our stacks: “Butterfly and Beetles,” by Jean Goodwin, from Research - Design in Nature . Field Museum of Natural History, School of the Art Institute. Chicago 1924-25. Chicago: John Gilbert Wilkins, 1926. Printed by Field Museum Press.

Apple iPhone 15 S. Jobs•
Mashable / 34min
Fifteen years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone. From its humble beginnings as a bulky device dismissed by naysayers for being too expensive for mass markets, to something many people can't imagine living without. It's been a wild ride, in fact it feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the 10th anniversary . Speculation for the iPhone 14 has already started , but let

Wired / 47min
Futurism has failed. It’s time for an alternative. In the era of climate change, tropical futurism reimagines a different relationship to the earth.

App Privacy iPhone•
Wired / 48min
Your iPhone now gives you lots of transparency into what your downloads are up to. Here's what to look out for.

Wired / 47min
Setting up a VR cinema is simple and proves your headset is more than just a Beat Saber machine.

We don’t really need to hard-sell you on reasons to visit Miami during winter, do we? The weather is amazing, and the food and nightlife can’t be beaten. This new deal gives you a chance to enjoy everything Magic City has to offer while saving you significant dollars. Let’s not overlook Fort Lauderdale, either, which is loaded with appealing evening activities to keep you entertained. Flights are

How-To Geek / 50min
No, NBD isn’t the name of a new boyband. It’s a popular internet acronym that you should add to your vocabulary. Keep reading to find out what it means and how you can use it effectively in your communications. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sustainability is a big focus for airlines nowadays, and at American Airlines that’s extending to first class pajamas… American’s new pajamas are made of plastic bottles @xJonNYC flags that American Airlines will be introducing new pajamas for international first class passengers as of January 10, 2022: These are designed by RECLINER, which I’ve never heard of The focus is on sustainability, and

One of American Airlines’ most exciting new long haul routes is between Dallas and Tel Aviv. The launch of this route has just been delayed once again, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. American’s Israel flight delayed again In August 2019, American Airlines announced some cool international expansion, arguably the most exciting of which was a new Dallas to Tel Aviv flight. This was sup

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: As of Jan. 9, you can get the Just Simple Power Bank for $99.99 instead of $129 — that's savings of 22%. Why spend the new year running on E? If you could make a list of all the most annoying things in your life, I bet you most of them could actually be solved. If running out of battery keeps you glued to bartenders asking if they can plug in your phone instead of asking for another refill

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The DIY Coding Kit for Ages 9 to 12 normally retails for $99, but as of Jan. 9, it's on sale for 44% off — get it for just $54.99. Kids these days are a lot busier than we used to be back in the day. Between school, guitar lessons, scouting, and time set aside to tinker with screens, they have a seemingly endless list of extracurricular activities they sink their teeth into. If you have yo

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: As of Jan. 9, the Callaway Home Range Practice System is on sale for $163.99, down 17% from its regular price of $199. To practice your golf game, you really only need a few tools. Of course you need a tee, but you don't need an entire grass field just for one swing. Instead of waiting for the summer season to kick off again, keep your practice up with this home golf system from Callaway t

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The FLUX Oscillating Electric Toothbrush is just $37.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 9. We get it: Unless they're hurting, teeth are among of the easiest health concerns to overlook. But over time, neglecting your pearly whites can have a long-lasting negative impact on your overall health. Stay on top of your dental hygiene this year with the complete Flux system, which makes it easy f

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The DR-HO Neck Pain Pro Complete massager is just $129.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 9. Neck and shoulder pain can be the result of many things, and you don't have to be your parent's age to experience it. Whether a workout sesh at the gym has left you feeling achy or you've just been slouching more than usual at your desk, it's easy to find relief from tense muscles at home. With the

Finding an old phone in a drawer and turning it on to see if it still works is one of life’s great pleasures (we never said we’re exciting folk here at TechRadar). But if said phone is a BlackBerry, save yourself the trouble - it stopped working as of January 4 . BlackBerry hasn’t made a new non-Android phone since 2016. It hasn’t released an operating system in even longer. And now it’s turned t

Whether you want to take the hard work out of chopping vegetables for salad or as the base for dishes like curry and ragu, or you simply want an appliance that offers a multitude of functions so you can declutter the kitchen countertop of your usual array of gadgets, one of the best food processors can be the savior of the home kitchen. Food processors may seem like a slightly outdated gadget - i


Mashable / 7h
With privacy an ongoing concern , finding ways to safeguard your data and obscure your web browsing should be easy. Virtual Private Networks ( VPN ) have a long history among safety-minded internet users. Generally, the trade-off is you need some technical know-how and be able to settle for lower internet speeds for the sake of security, but that's becoming less true every day. TunnelBear is just

Mashable / 7h
SAVE 82%: PureVPN offers 10-multi logins with a single account, meaning you can connect all of your devices simultaneously. A two-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for £1.44 per month, saving you 82% on list price. The best VPNs can access more content from around the world by bypassing geo-restrictions. These services hide your real IP address and connect you to a server in another locatio

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: The Complete 2022 Photography Master Class Bundle is on sale for £14.76, saving you 98% on list price. Being able to snap a good photo is basically a life skill in 2021. Capturing top-notch images can help you boost your business or brand, gain a sponsorship on social media, or even start a side hustle selling to stock image sites. In other words, you should probably know your way around a

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Speakly is on sale for £51.70, saving you 82% on list price. Always wished you were multilingual? Now’s your chance to finally turn that dream into a reality. With this doorbuster deal on Speakly, you’ll get a lifetime of learning eight different languages for only £51.70. It’s originally £294, so you’ll end up saving 82% if you act fast. We've featured Speakly b

Mashable / 7h
You know what? We enjoy rounded little Android-esque characters with a virtual private network ( VPN ) experience. Whether it's in life or within an app, we think a bit of personality goes a long way. We were also surprised by these mascots considering Private Internet Access (PIA) is the blandest name you could think of when creating a VPN. The name might be vanilla, but the service is pretty ef

FAA 50 Airports Buffer•
40Gizmodo / 10h
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday published a list of the 50 U.S. airports that will have buffer zones, or areas where AT&T and Verizon have agreed to limit 5G signals for six months. Read more...

67Gizmodo / 11h
It’s hard to blame someone for running away from a burning building. The same can be applied to Silicon Valley, where the head of public relations at Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is stepping down. Read more...