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Twitter Greene COVID•
222KNYT > Technology / 17h
The social media service said the Republican congresswoman had violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.

8K TVs are here to stay, and it looks like Amazon Prime Video is getting fully behind the upgraded resolution technology. Prime Video is the latest member of the 8K Association, a cross-industry body that exists to promote the growing ecosystem of 8K content and devices – and which also offers an 8K TV specification standard to ensure customers are getting a minimum bar of features and capabiliti

A disabled woman flew from Atlanta to Phoenix to spend Christmas with her daughter, but when she got in a wheelchair on the jetbridge in Phoenix after arriving, she was just left there. About 20 minutes later the last crewmember off the aircraft pushed her up to the gate finally, and left here there. Where she waited, and waited. And since it was the last flight of the night there, employees - wh

AT&T Verizon 5 US Delay•
Transportation and aviation authorities called for a delay of two weeks on safety concerns.

Alienware Concept Nyx•
Engadget / 3h
What if you could could start playing Halo Infinite on your TV, continue mowing down grunts during a bathroom break, and finish your session on a laptop when you're supposed to be working? That's the basic idea behind Alienware's Concept Nyx, a server that's powerful enough to run all of your games throughout your home network. Think of it like Plex for gaming, but instead of opening up your vide

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Complete Learn Adobe Training Certification Bundle is on sale for £45.16, saving you 97% on list price. With the 2021 Complete Learn Adobe Training Bundle , you can master Adobe programs in just 11 courses. You'll start with a course on After Effects, where you'll learn how to improve videos with professional motion graphics and stunning video effects. Then, you'll move on to using Ado

Alienware Concept Nyx•
Over the last few years, Dell (and its gaming brand, Alienware) has grown fond of showing off concept devices – as a potential look at what may be coming down the road. In fact, it’s a growing trend in the consumer electronics industry at large, taking a page out of the automotive world’s book. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either an intriguing glimpse into a potential future or a bit of

Alienware Concept Nyx•
Enlarge / RGB not included. (credit: Scharon Harding) It's not uncommon to have multiple gamers living under a single roof. But what happens when all those gamers want to play at the same time? Wi-Fi mayhem, arguing over who gets to use the best hardware, and, often, separation as family members retreat to their respective gaming caves. Alienware is looking into that solving that problem, with on

Alienware Concept Nyx•
Gizmodo / 4h
It’s a gamer’s nightmare scenario, and one that happens all too often. You get back from work ready to unwind, and a roommate, spouse, or sibling is hogging your gaming desktop or laptop. Or, in an equally stressful scenario, someone is binging the entirety of Squid Game on the monitor or TV you use to gun down… Read more...

Gizmodo / 4h
I didn’t think one of the coolest things at CES 2022 would be a remote. And yet, here we are. Thanks, Samsung. Seriously though, Samsung’s new remote is pretty damn neat. Read more...

Samsung 2022 Neo QLED•
CES 2022 hasn’t officially begun quite yet, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from announcing a pack of new MicroLED, mini-LED and QLED TV models. At the highest end of the range is the new MicroLED TV model that Samsung says uses 25 million micrometer-sized LEDs to perfectly control the screen’s backlight. It’s a continuation of The Wall that Samsung announced a few years ago at CES, and will be a

Samsung 2022 Stadia•
Gizmodo / 4h
Samsung is debuting new TVs at CES 2022, and some of them will let you play games from the cloud, no console required, with platforms you might have heard before: Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now. Read more...

Samsung NFT 2022 Smart•
Gizmodo / 5h
Apparently eager to shepherd us into a world where people proudly display their non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, on their smart TV screens, Samsung has announced that its 2022 TV lineup will include built-in support for browsing, purchasing, and showing off NFT art. Read more...

200+Gizmodo / 5h

UPI Year December 2021•
After showing a dip in September and November, UPI (United Payments Interface) ended the year and the month on a record high --- both in volume and value terms. According to the nodal National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), UPI logged in Rs 8.26 lakh crore worth of transactions in December. The Transaction volume was pegged 456 crore, which is another record high. For 2021, UPI saw 3,874 c

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8•
The CES 2022 is a couple of days away. But Samsung is already showing off a few of its monitors that it is set to unveil at the tech event. Among the monitors it is debuting at the tech extravaganza are what it touts to be the world’s first gaming monitor with both a 4K resolution and a 240 Hz refresh rate display and the 32-inch Smart Monitor M8 that has Smart TV and productivity apps built into

A growing number of fitness apps use artificial intelligence software to personalise workouts.

Games 2022•
The BBC's gaming reporter Steffan Powell runs through what to look out for over the coming year.

32Mashable / 6h
There are times when I look at a photo and think, "Huh, that one's actually not bad...I'm gonna post it." Then I'll see that photo a few weeks or months down the line and say to myself, "This is terrible. WHY did I post this?" So I move to delete it, but right before I hit that button, I think, "...what if I miraculously end up liking this again later on? What if, some day, I stop caring that thi

Samsung NFT 2022 Smart•
Engadget / 6h
Given that 2021 was a blockbuster year for NFTs , it’s not particularly surprising that major tech companies are incorporating Non-Fungible Tokens into their CES lineup. The latest comes from Samsung, which revealed a new “NFT Aggregation Platform” designed for its smart TVs. The platform, which will be available on Samsung’s MicroLed, Neo QLED and The Frame models, allows users to browse and buy

Do you ever wonder what it’d be like to run modern apps like Zoom, Spotify, and Slack on a 90s Mac? Artist and designer Michael Feeney tested the idea in a crazy concept video that takes the modern work-from-home world and shoves it inside of macOS 9. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SlashGear / 6h
Samsung already ousted battery replacements from its Eco Remote, adding a solar panel last year, and now it’s upgrading the 2022 model with the ability to harvest energy from radio waves in the home. The 2022 Samsung Eco Remote can still be charged up by leaving it in direct light, but it’ll also use RF energy from a WiFi router … Continue reading

Samsung Neo 2022 QLED•
Engadget / 6h
It wouldn't be CES without a new round of Samsung TVs , and the 2022 models promise their share of quality upgrades — plus a few new conveniences. To start, the mainstream Neo QLED sets now include what Samsung says are the first 4K and 8K sets with 144Hz inputs instead of the usual 120Hz. The extra fluidity won't be immediately useful when even the fastest PCs struggle with high-speed 4K and 8K

Samsung Smart Gaming•
Engadget / 6h
Samsung is overhauling its TV interface, and it's looking to pull many of your gaming needs together in one place. Via the Gaming Hub, you'll be able to fire up console games directly from TV home screens so you can start playing them a bit faster. What's more, you can access Samsung's new game streaming service from the hub. The company teased its latest stab at cloud gaming back in October. You

Samsung Eco Remote•
Engadget / 6h
Samsung has revamped the solar-charging remote it debuted at CES 2021. Along with using light to top up the battery, Samsung says the latest Eco Remote can convert routers' radio waves into energy to stay fully charged. Using radio waves from routers to charge the battery is a smart idea, since that energy goes to waste otherwise. Several companies have tapped into radio frequency (RF) harvesting

SlashGear / 7h
CES is known for its big TV debuts, and Samsung is bringing plenty to this year’s show including a new version of its The Frame, an upgrade to its huge, modular MicroLED system, and up to 8K Neo QLED models. As well as the TV sets themselves, there’s also a broader focus on what you might be watching – and … Continue reading

22TechCrunch / 7h
This argument over Web3 is really exciting. How does one call out either of the two main protagonists? Jack Dorsey has an unlimited hall pass now that he’s free of Wall Street’s hound dogging adult supervision of Twitter, and he’s using it for some subtle purpose. I don’t know the guy well, but I’ve always appreciated his counter-conventional attitude toward great truths he has no time for. Marc

If you’re been thinking about a trip to South America, Avianca’s latest flash sale is just the ticket to get you to stop thinking, and start booking. The airline, a United Airlines partner, has a slew of destinations marked down for travel over the next several months. Departure cities include New York City, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., with some available fares as low as $12

AIMMO Bags Technology•
32TechCrunch / 8h
Most artificial intelligence models are trained through supervised learning, meaning that humans must label raw data. Data labeling is a critical part of automating artificial intelligence and machine learning model, but at the same time, it can be time-consuming and tedious work. A Korean startup called AIMMO , which uses software and humans to label and categorize image, video, sound, text and

Shake the winter doldrums and fly south for a few days of fun and sun in Mexico! There is a fare sale happening now with great deals for flights to Puerto Vallarta, including nonstop from several departure cities. We’re big fans of Puerto Vallarta; it’s a great destination, especially if you plan to make it a family trip . And we especially like the idea of being able to enjoy a few days of relax

25Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Two recovered and restored portraits of 19th century Portuguese physician Vicente Urbino de Freitas, suspected of poisoning several of his wife's family members in the "Crime of Flores Street"—Portugal's first major forensic case. (credit: Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira, 2019) On January 2, 1890, a Portuguese man named Jose Antonio Sampaio, Jr., died in terrible agony while staying at the

100+Mashable / 9h
Samsung's lineup of extremely curvy, futuristic Odyssey monitors for gamers has so far consisted of the absolutely massive 49-inch Odyssey G9 and Neo G9, and the 28-inch Odyssey G7. On Sunday, ahead of CES 2022, Samsung launched a new monitor which will sit in the middle of that lineup, the Odyssey Neo G8. It's a 32-inch monitor with a 1000R curvature, a 4K (3,840x2,160) resolution, a 240Hz refre

Marjorie Taylor Greene•
The congresswoman was suspended after tweeting falsely about high levels of vaccine related deaths.

It’s one of my least favorite times of the year: Seeing my status levels reset to zero come Jan. 1 every year. It’s a reminder that the hamster wheel of status chasing never really ends. But there is some bright spots. Rollover stay credits and rollover miles or free credit card nights courtesy some of our favorite programs like World of Hyatt are coming. In fact, some of us at TPG and some reade

Costa Rica’s scenery, wildlife and overall way of life are legendary. The country’s motto is “Pura Vida,” or “Pure Life,” and it takes pride in the description as “the happiest country in the world.” If the chance comes to visit Costa Rica, take it. Now, thanks to JetBlue , the opportunity may be closer than ever. The airline is offering deals from major U.S. cities to San Jose, Costa Rica in the

AT&T Verizon Delay•
200+The Points Guy / 10h
AT&T and Verizon have refused a request by federal officials to delay the launch of their new 5G wireless systems. That request came in the form of a Dec. 31 letter to the telecom giants from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson. The letter asked the two companies to pause the introduction of their 5G service, scheduled to launch on Jan. 5. At issue is the m

Like other cruises, music-themed voyages were canceled throughout 2020 and into 2021 due to the pandemic. But with new cruise ship coronavirus rules , which include testing and proof of vaccination requirements, more people began to feel comfortable returning to the high seas last year. However, the recent uptick of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on cruise ships due to the omicron variant led the CD

Bitcoin Wallet One•
SlashGear / 11h
Lukas Gojda/Shutterstock Bitcoin (BTC) hardly needs an introduction these days — it’s the modern version of gold, the so-called One Currency to Rule Them All. Having absolutely blown up in price over the last few years, bitcoin continues its mostly upward trend and remains the most expensive cryptocurrency out there. Even though ethereum (ETH) is in hot pursuit, it’s still miles behind … Continue

Microsoft Exchange•
100+Engadget / 11h
Microsoft is starting 2022 with a flashback to Y2K bugs . Bleeping Computer reports the company has released a temporary fix for a bug that broke email delivery for on-premises Exchange 2016 and 2019 servers on New Year's Day. As users discovered, Exchange was trying to store version date checks for its antivirus scanning engine in a 32-bit integer variable — a big problem when any date from Janu

400+The Points Guy / 12h
We get it. After so long off the road, a lot of air travelers are out of practice when it comes to remembering what is allowed or not allowed in carry-on bags. So we recommend reviewing the Transportation Security Administration’s 3-1-1 liquids rule explainer and the agency’s What Can I Bring web tool before your next trip. Baby food and bread? TSA says yes. Selfie sticks? Sewing machines? Yes, a

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8•
Engadget / 12h
Samsung is coming to CES with two high-end monitors aimed at very different audiences. As The Verge notes , the company is starting things off with the Smart Monitor M8. The 32-inch 4K display offers TV functionality like its predecessors , but now includes a SmartThings hub to control compatible smart home devices directly from your screen. It's also better-suited for video chats thanks to an in

Kenya African Airways•
100+The Points Guy / 12h
A potential partnership between Kenya Airways and South African Airways appears to be a done deal. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced during an address to the nation on New Year’s Eve that the airlines will combine operations to form a new carrier, Pan-African Airline, with operations expected to begin in 2023. The partnership came about as both airlines sought options to expand their glob

PDF File Ghostscript•
SlashGear / 12h
Laptop with PDF logo We’ve all dealt with a number of PDF files in our life, and while they have a lot of perks, they also have one huge downside: it’s not that easy to combine them. With no quick way to edit a PDF, many users are left wondering how to combine two PDF files into one. While it may seem like a … Continue reading

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8•
(credit: Samsung) 4K has saturated the TV market, but the sharpest mainstream display resolution is not as common in PC monitors, due to price and limitations. PC gamers specifically opt for PC monitors because they can generally hit higher refresh rates than TVs, which are typically at 60 Hz or 120 Hz, making fast-paced gaming action look smoother. But refresh rates higher than 144 Hz usually re

21Mashable / 12h
It's a rarity to find a peer with a printer, let alone a scanner. As technology evolves, it seems like the scanner is going the way of the fax machine, slowly but surely slipping into oblivion. That is, until you're moving apartments, applying for a loan, or doing your taxes, and, all of a sudden, you need one of those ancient technologies and don't have access to one. Thankfully, there are a few

Marriott is the largest hotel group in the world in terms of number of rooms, so there’s value in having status in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. Marriott Bonvoy has five elite tiers — Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador — and I’d argue that Platinum status is where the benefits really start to be worthwhile. In this post, I wanted to share an in-depth guide to Marriott Bonvoy

500+The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. According to Flight Aware , there’s been more than 2,000 flights cancelled on Jan. 2. More than a thousand have been delayed as of 10 a.m. Sunday. It’s a real mess, and it’s been a daily occurrence now for more than