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Halo Infinite Xbox•
Halo Infinite ’s crossplay functionality, which allows Xbox Series X /S users to play with and against PC gamers, is causing ire in the game’s community. Xbox players are increasingly frustrated with having to face mouse-and-keyboard opponents, as well as the many cheats that are more prevalent among PC players of the game. As reported by The Verge , fans have been airing their complaints since t

32SlashGear / 7h
Dima Zel/Shutterstock Humankind has yearned to explore space since our ancestors began to study the night sky millennia ago. What we’ve been able to accomplish in the last 63+ years has taken the dedication, perseverance, and imagination of countless people. While many nations have aided in scores of missions outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, NASA has certainly had the lion’s share of … Continue

500+Mashable / 11h
Technology has so much potential for good, and yet so many people still insist on using it for the downright strange. CES 2022 was a case in point, with the many revolutionary gadgets on display going hand-in-hand with some deeply bizarre ones. In the video above, Stephen Colbert unpacks the absolute weirdest — from finger-nibbling robots to 3D-printed chicken cooked via lazer. "We'll get to you

SlashGear / 4min
canadianPhotographer56/Shutterstock Electric vehicles (EVs) are all the rage, with virtually every major manufacturer bringing EVs to the market. In fact, some manufacturers, such as Subaru (via Reuters), Volvo (via Nasdaq), and others have committed to EV-only lineups by 2030 or the mid-2030s. As governments around the world look for ways to combat climate change, EVs have emerged as an obvious

Gizmodo / 13min
Archaeological evidence from Peru suggests elite members of the Wari Empire mixed a hallucinogenic drug with a beer-like beverage in order to cultivate and preserve political control. Read more...

100+The Points Guy / 14min
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the latest information. Hilton nights have begun to post into accounts as of Jan. 11, 2022. It’s one of my least favorite times of the year: Seeing my status levels reset to zero come January every year. It’s a reminder that the hamster wheel of status chasing never really ends. But there are some bright spots. Rollover credits, miles or free credit

How-To Geek / 27min
You’re still waiting for the Android 12 update to reach your phone, but Google is already hard at work on Android 13. In fact, the company is working so hard on “Tiramisu” that it’s already leaked a ton of upcoming changes and features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Engadget / 28min
With Mamoru Hosoda’s latest movie opening in US theaters this Friday, Studio Chizu and the film’s distributor have shared a new trailer for Belle . The more than three-minute-long clip shows the movie’s opening scene in its entirety, introducing us to U, Belle’s metaverse-like virtual world. The trailer is mostly a showcase of Studio Chizu’s virtuoso animation work, but we also get to hear an equ

Volvo Qualcomm Polestar•
Ars Technica / 30min
Enlarge / The full Polestar 3 design isn't revealed yet, but Volvo released this camouflaged photo. (credit: Volvo) Volvo, Qualcomm, Google are teaming up to make car infotainment even more smartphone-like than ever. If Wintel (Windows plus Intel) is the default software+hardware combo of the PC era, then the smartphone equivalent has got to be Android and Qualcomm (Andcom? Qualdroid?). Volvo is

Fortnite Tornadoes•
SlashGear / 33min
Image: Epic Games A new Fortnite update landed today, and while it may be somewhat small in scope, the new features it adds are big ones. That’s true literally and figuratively, as Fortnite version 19.01 adds tornadoes and lightning storms to the game. However, contrary to what you might think, these aren’t necessarily disasters to be avoided, but rather tools to be utilized. … Continue reading

Wordle Clones App One•
Mashable / 34min
At least he didn't try to hide it. Zachary Shakked, a self-described "degenerate app developer," proudly boasted on Twitter Monday of copying the popular word-puzzle game Wordle . Shakked released his own "free-to-play" version of the game, dubbed "Wordle — The App," on the Apple App Store and skinned it to look similar to the actually free version available online and developed by software engin

55Futurism / 36min
Hollow Man Tesla CEO Elon Musk might want to add “valor stealer” to his long list of accolades. For at least a year, the world’s richest man has been repeatedly paraphrasing the great — albeit doomer-esque — author TS Eliot, whose famous poem “The Hollow Men” ends with the iconic line: “This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.” The billionaire CEO has yet to own up to the fa

TechCrunch / 36min
If there’s one thing that venture capitalists have taught me, it’s that aligned incentives can kick ass. It’s a phrase you’ll hear often if you spend time with professional private market investors. But if I summon my collegiate years, the phrase is really just the economic principle that individuals respond to incentives, restated in a slightly more targeted fashion. In the land of venture capit

TechCrunch / 36min
The video-game industry has always been on the bleeding edge, but blockchain gaming is still widely viewed as emerging technology. In October 2021, Valve banned all blockchain-related games from its Steam platform. Meanwhile, within Axie Infinity, an NFT-based online game, new players are paying hundreds of dollars to acquire mythical pets and love potions. There’s still a haze of uncertainty sur

Avianca Colombia Two•
South American carrier Avianca is opening two new routes between the U.S. and Colombia. The first begins March 27, when Avianca starts nonstop service to New York-JFK from the city of Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The first departure form New York will be on March 28. The airline will fly one daily round-trip flight between the cities with Airbus A320 aircraft. Flight times are as foll

TechCrunch / 43min
A year after the FTC blocked Harry’s from getting acquired by Edgewell Personal Care, the direct-to-consumer razor startup raised $155 million in Series E financing to give it a $1.7 billion valuation. Now, months later, Harry’s filed paperwork indicating that it has raised another nine-figure cash tranche. SEC filings show that Harry’s has raised $139.9 million in a new financing event. The same

38The Points Guy / 50min
Three more cruise lines soon will require passengers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot before sailing. Small-ship specialist UnCruise Adventures , which is particularly known for Alaska sailings , plans to add a booster shot requirement for passengers on Feb. 5, according to a post this week on its website. German luxury brand Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, which has a global footprint and i

Wordle Clones App One•
Engadget / 52min
If you’ve spent any time on Twitter in the last week, chances are you’ve seen the grids of emoji boxes taking over your feed. That’s thanks to Wordle , a new puzzle game that’s become somewhat of an obsession for many since The New York Times wrote about it just over a week ago. Like other viral games, Wordle is deceptively simple: you have six chances to guess a new five-letter word. And that’s…

TechCrunch / 57min
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 11, 2022! Today we have new venture funds, spyware news, Brex raising (again), and more. We’re back to 100% of last year’s startup and technology news pace, so we do hope you are rested up. It’s going to be a hectic, bu

Ars Technica / 58min
Enlarge / Artist's conception of a Tidal Disruption Event (TDE) -- a star being shredded by the powerful gravity of a supermassive black hole. Material from the star spirals into a disk rotating around the black hole, and a jet of particles is ejected. There are decades of radio astronomy data in the archives of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and there are still new discoveries

2022 Mercedes AMG SL•
SlashGear / 1h
Source: Chris Davies / SlashGear The cynic might say that anything gets branded “an icon” if it makes the auto industry enough money, but the Mercedes-Benz SL deserves the halo more than most. Boasting legitimate racing heritage, star connections, and true luxury bonafides, the SL has set trends more often than following them. For the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL, though, the automaker’s tuning division

Planets are typically round bodies in space that orbit stars, at least most of the time anyway: We've just gotten our first look at an exoplanet that has been deformed by its star's gravity into a rugby ball-like body. While it sounds weird as heck, this isn't unexpected -- but it is the first time we've ever actually seen something like this out in the universe. The exoplanet, detected by the ES

200+The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotions. The travel industry was hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, but fortunately, travel is starting to look brighter with vaccines and border reopenings. While the recovery is ongoing, airlines and hotel groups are still scrambling to find new or increased income streams to secure cash fast. One of these ways is

2022 Mercedes AMG SL•
First, there was the dense fog. Then there was the snow. But inclement weather couldn’t put a damper on the AMG iterations of Mercedes’ flagship EV or its latest generation SL. Performance, luxury, comfort, and technology all hit the mark even when the AMG team gets their hands on the EQS and the latest SL Roadster. At its core, the 2022 Mercedes AMG SL Roadster still has a glimmer of the soul th

Fda People COVID US•
Enlarge / Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Getty | Shawn Thew ) US officials are comparing the ultra-transmissible omicron coronavirus variant to a natural disaster as the country continues to shatter record

Samsung Display is distributing its new flagship QD-OLED panels to other TV manufacturers, the company announced on Tuesday, and has been producing them since November of last year. "As Samsung Display continues to mass produce the QD-Display, it’s working with a number of customers around the world to bring the display to market with innovative products launching in 2022 and beyond," the company

Gizmodo / 1h
Fans of Nicolas Cage ’s wonderfully understated, powerfully quiet performance in Pig have cause to celebrate today: its director, Michael Sarnoski, is currently in talks to direct another quiet movie—specifically, the third A Quiet Place film —after Midnight Special ’s Jeff Nichols left the project back in November. Read more...

Cloudflare DDoS 2021•
The web infrastructure and CDN provider Cloudflare has released its DDoS Attack Trends for Q4 2021 report highlighting the steep increase in DDoS attacks last year. The first half of 2021 saw massive ransomware and ransom DDoS attack campaigns that interrupted aspects of critical infrastructure worldwide and a vulnerability in Kaseya's IT management software that was exploited to target schools,

500+Futurism / 1h
Hot Tub Earth The evidence is irrefutable. The oceans are hotter than ever before — the direct result of global warming. According to a new study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences , the Earth’s oceans experienced another record year in 2021 — “the hottest ever recorded by humans” — with all major bodies of water around the world experiencing record heat for the their top 6

Gizmodo / 1h
Gettr, just one of the interminable Facebook/Twitter clones for MAGA chuds angry about social media rules against conspiracy theories and bigotry, sold itself to potential users as a way to escape the totalitarian tyranny of tech giants like Facebook and Google. Surprise! That pitch comes with a million caveats, the… Read more...

SlashGear / 1h
Microsoft Microsoft’s Surface products are among the best-looking laptops and 2-in-1s on the market. The series has successfully showcased the best features of Windows in the current era and provided consumers with a genuine alternative to Apple’s class-leading industrial designs. However, if there is one area where Microsoft has stumbled with the Surface lineup, it’s with the repairability of th

“One does not simply walk into a theme park.” Ok, so I may be misremembering Boromir’s famous quote from the 2001 film, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” — but stick with me on this one. I’ve been visiting theme parks since I was a toddler and, thanks to my frequent visits, I’ve picked up quite a few tips and tricks along the way. I know not to visit Disneyland on Christmas day

DoorDash Tony Xu Meta•
43TechCrunch / 1h
Doordash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu has joined Meta’s board of directors, the Facebook parent company announced on Tuesday. Xu has served as CEO of Doordash since 2013 and was appointed the company’s board chair in November 2020. Meta says Xu’s appointment is effective immediately. Xu’s appointment brings the total number of people on Meta’s board of directors to 10. “Millions of local merchants

Ultraram RAM Storage One•
Gizmodo / 1h
New chip making techniques, faster SSD storage, and the use of AI and machine learning are some of the latest innovations helping increase the performance and efficiency of modern computers, and now a research team at Lancaster University in the U.K. might have invented the next big thing. Read more...

CPR Apple Private Relay•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images ) T-Mobile has responded to complaints that it is blocking iCloud Private Relay on iPhones, saying that the block only affects subscribers who enabled parental controls or other types of content filtering. T-Mobile also says it has identified a bug in iOS that may be messing with users' iCloud Private Relay settings, but Apple hasn't confirmed this. "Cu

Floyd Mayweather Pierce•
Gizmodo / 2h
Reality TV star turned cosmetics billionaire Kim Kardashian may be in trouble after acting as a cryptocurrency shill for a sketchy alt-coin last summer. Read more...

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Since the start of the pandemic, American households have spent more on groceries than ever before. Many popular cards have even offered limited-time bonuses on groceries as many consumers shifted their spending away from travel and other discretionary items. The latest offer from Chase has furthered that grocery-benefit trend, but i

Exercise Brain Protect•
Gizmodo / 2h
New research adds to evidence that exercise can improve cognition, especially later in life. The study found that older people who regularly exercised had greater levels of proteins crucial to their brain’s health, compared to those who didn’t exercise. These differences were apparent even in people whose brains… Read more...

Humble Bundle Choice•
Engadget / 2h
Humble Bundle hasn't exactly won fans with donation caps and potentially confusing subscription tiers, but it's hoping to make some amends. As of February 1st, the company's monthly Humble Choice service is consolidating around a single $12 monthly plan that gives you permanent copies of every game offered in a given month. Humble noted the number of games might vary, but you can still skip a mon

Gizmodo / 2h
Say the name “Dave Grohl” and you think about rock. Nirvana. Foo Fighters. An all-time legend already and he’s still making music. Along his musical journey, Grohl has also more than dabbled in film, including directing one himself, the documentary Sound City , and appearing in movies such as Bill and Ted Face the Music Read more...

Motorola Razr 3 Snapdragon•
SlashGear / 2h
Mr.Mikla/Shutterstock The era of flip phones came to an end in the late 2000s, but foldable phones are cutting-edge technology—and the new Motorola Razr 3 will soon be here to prove it. According to XDA Developers, the successor to the Motorola Razr 5G will come with an upgraded processor, Android 12, and other improvements. The device is also said to feature … Continue reading

FTC Facebook Suit Forward•
Engadget / 2h
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can move forward with its latest antitrust lawsuit against Meta, a US district judge ruled on Tuesday. The decision is a significant win for the regulator, which had seen its first complaint thrown out by Judge James Boasberg last June . Per The Washington Post , Boasberg now says the agency can move forward with its complaint thanks to the “more robust and deta

Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas has long been a popular destination for family vacations. The resort is actually made up of six hotels (of varying styles and amenities) — with more than 20 restaurants, a water park and more than enough activities to keep the whole family happy. Atlantis takes every age into consideration, ensuring that there truly is something for even the most

I was drawn to virtual reality by the idea I’d be able to actively immerse myself in other worlds. I loved the idea of full body fruit-slashing in Fruit Ninja , or getting fit with Supernatural’s boxing workouts. In practice though, VR’s most satisfying experience for me has been watching Vivarium on a virtual big… Read more...

200+Futurism / 2h
Giddy-Up The latest cringe Tesla accessory is here, and boy is it a doozy. Launched just in time for Christmas and priced “ inexpensively ” at $150, the first run of the Tesla Giga Texas belt — yes, that’s really the product’s name — sold out within a day and is already being resold, at a loss for $100 and under, on sites like StockX . UPDATE: SOLD OUT — Sawyer Merritt

Apple Private Relay•
46Wired / 2h
Security experts say there's little reason for the criticism from Europe’s mobile operators and US limitations over the VPN-like iCloud tool.

Tumblr Sensitive iOS App•
Engadget / 2h
As part of its ongoing efforts to stay on the right side of App Store rules, Tumblr is adding a Sensitive Content toggle to its iOS app. The setting is enabled by default, and it keeps posts with sensitive tags out of recommendations, blocks search results with sensitive tags and hides blogs "that are explicit in nature." Disabling the toggle will allow users to search for tags that might include

SlashGear / 3h
NYC Russ/Shutterstock The iPhone may be one of the world’s most popular smartphones, but at its core, it’s much more than just a phone. Packed into the handheld device is enough computing power to put computers of past decades to shame. Just like any modern computer, over time an iPhone’s performance can be undermined by a variety of factors, not the least … Continue reading

FTC Facebook Suit Forward•
The government can proceed with its claims that the company abused its monopoly power through acquisitions.

Not all leftovers are on the same level. There are tiers. At the top, you’ve got your pasta sauces, your stews, your chili—the stuff that actually tastes better after a night in the fridge than it does straight off the stove. Then you have your mid-tier, which is most leftovers: mashed potatoes, steak, roasted… Read more...

Editor’s note: This guide has been updated with the latest information. Cellphone protection can be an extremely valuable benefit, and it’s available on increasingly more credit cards, with the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card as the latest to add this protection. Personally, I use the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card from Chase to pay my cellphone bill, as it now covers up to $1,000 p

Wordle is everywhere right now. The popular word-guessing game has inspired ad-filled copycats and other scams on iPhone and Android. Watch out: There are no official Wordle apps. There’s only one official way to play the game. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Roku Live TV Zone YouTube•
Gizmodo / 3h
Roku today launched a Live TV Zone as a launchpad for all of your live and in-progress streaming content. If you use Roku’s Live TV Channel Guide or subscribe to streaming apps like YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, or Sling TV, you’ll be able to access live options directly from the Live TV Zone. Read more...

40TechCrunch / 3h
You don’t need to be a scientist to understand the impacts of factory farming: if you’ve been near a North Carolina hog waste lagoon or driven past the enormous cattle feedlot in Coalinga, CA, the smell travels for miles. In exchange for affordability and convenience, consumers, regulators and meat producers have learned to live with the many downsides of raising animals for food at scale: Greenh

When it comes to PC gaming, not a lot of people are going to think about a Mac. That wasn’t always the case. If you’re a gamer of a certain age, chances are good that your first experience with PC gaming was on an Apple II computer in your school’s computer lab. There was also a time when Apple was on the cutting edge of PC gaming when Myst debuted in 1993 on the Apple Macintosh computer and beca

The singer-songwriter Sadie Jean performed a lovelorn track and left room for a response. Lil Yachty took the bait. But their duet isn’t the track available for streaming.

Razer N95 Zephyr Mask•
Mashable / 3h
UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2022, 4:15 p.m. EST: In a statement, Razer confirms that "to avoid any confusion, we are in the process of removing all references to "N95 Grade Filter" from our marketing material." It also pledged to reach out to existing customers to "clarify" what the mask can and can't do. UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2022, 10:15 a.m. EST: Over the weekend, Razer removed references to "N95 grade" from i

Growing up in Australia, all-inclusive resorts aren’t really a thing. When I moved to the United Kingdom and started researching the massive range of travel options available to me, along with astonishingly cheap flights, I came across plenty of all-inclusive accommodation offers. The concept, though new to me sounded simple — along with your accommodation, they include everything else, like meal

Katy Perry Alesso Gone•
100+Futurism / 3h
Starship Cameo Eagle-eyed viewers watching the Monday night premiere of Katy Perry and Alesso’s music video for their single “When I’m Gone” might have noticed an interesting cameo: SpaceX’s Starship. In the futuristic-themed video , Katy Perry can be seen speaking on a payphone with someone before walking away towards a row of what looks to be Starships — SpaceX’s giant prototype spacecraft — wi

Futurism / 3h
Your home theater isn’t complete until the perfect projector screen graces the wall. The projector screen makes more of a difference in your viewing experience than you may realize. The screen’s material, thickness, gain (reflective ability), and coatings affect the contrast, color, and clarity of the image. The best projector screen will fit your space, budget, and provide any extra features you

Apple Shazam Chrome•
We live in magical times. Sure, the world’s on fire, but our devices can tell you the name of just about any song playing in your vicinity. The future is now! Solutions for this problem have existed for a while in various apps and built-in services, but now, a new solution comes to Chrome: the next time you hear a… Read more...

Assassin Creed Ezio•
Engadget / 3h
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection will make its way to Nintendo Switch on Feburary 17th, Ubisoft announced on Tuesday. First announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016 , the compilation bundles together Assassin’s Creed 2 , Brotherhood and Revelations . They’re the three games that make up the Ezio Auditore saga . It also comes with two short films, Assassin’s Creed: Lineage and Embers

100+The Points Guy / 3h
U.S. government officials are suggesting American travelers “avoid travel” to Canada this week due to the highest level of COVID-19 cases seen thus far, elevating previous warnings issued shortly after the Canadian border reopened to vaccinated Americans in August. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Both the U.S. Department of State and the

Tumblr Sensitive iOS App•
32TechCrunch / 3h
For weeks, Tumblr hid search results on iOS for a variety of tags to comply with the App Store’s guidelines. Today, Tumblr is trying to solve the issue by rolling out a sensitive content toggle for its iOS app, which allows users to opt-in to seeing sensitive content. (The toggle opts you out of seeing sensitive content by default.) When you search for a sensitive tag — think something like “mari

200+Gizmodo / 3h
When Mamoru Hosoda ’s newest anime film Belle screened at the Cannes Film Festival, it received a standing ovation afterward—not for one minute, not for two, but 14 minutes . That’s quite a bit, but when the Academy Award-winning director of Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and Mirai makes a new movie, people tend to get… Read more...

Microsoft Surface 3•
Microsoft has launched new versions of the Surface Go 3 . The first is a new colorway, matte black, and the second is a Surface Go 3 with LTE connectivity – as Microsoft has previously done with the Surface Pro 8 . This should make the Windows tablet more versatile. Unfortunately, for those who are interested in LTE connectivity, you’ll have to purchase the Surface Go 3 with an Intel Core i3 proc

Engadget / 4h
Twitter says it's doing more to make sure you don't see anything from accounts you have muted or blocked , as well as any keywords you've muted . It's working on updates to hide those keywords and accounts across more areas of the platform. First up, Events. Now across Android, iOS, and web, Events from accounts you’ve blocked or muted won’t appear in your Explore tab, “What’s happening” sidebar

Just as businesses faced a record number of cyberattacks last year, so too did consumers with a new study from NordVPN revealing that a third of Americans (33%) encountered at least one cybersecurity issue in 2021. Of those affected, half of them (49%) experienced email scams (or phishing emails ), while more than a third suffered social media hacks (35%), payment fraud (32%), bank account hacks

2022 Volkswagen Id.4•
SlashGear / 4h
Via VW Volkswagen has revealed plans to increase the price of its 2022 VW ID.4 electric vehicle in the United States by $765 USD. The price change will impact the entire model range, including the Pro RWD, and arrive alongside the other changes VW has planned for its 2022 EV model in the US. With the additional $765 added onto the MSRP … Continue reading

As beloved ‘80s/’90s sitcom dad Danny Tanner, Bob Saget dispensed wholesome wisdom with a smile, soaking in the “awwwws” from an audience who loved and appreciated the gentle hijinks of the Full House family. During the same era, he hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos , providing amusing commentary over… Read more...

If you don’t like Facebook’s light interface, enable dark mode to turn the entire app dark. Your profiles, pages, and everything else will adapt to this dark theme. Here’s how to turn it on. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. When I first started my points and miles journey, I was a 20-year-old college sophomore who’d never held a credit card in my name before. I had big dreams of fancy first-class suites and luxury hotels , but I was also playing the long game. While I was primarily interested in racking up as many points and miles as hu

Maryland Pig Heart•
61Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The transplant team with the replacement heart. (credit: The transplant team with the replacement heart. ) On Monday, the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced that its staff had completed the first transplant of a pig's heart into a human. The patient who received the heart had end-stage heart disease and was too sick to qualify for the standard transplant list. Three day

United 3000 Zero COVID•
36Gizmodo / 4h
Continued flight cancellations and increasing numbers of staff testing positive for Covid-19 are making an already dire situation worse for the U.S. airline industry. Now, following thousands of missed flights and worker shortages, some airlines like United are opting to preemptively reduce their schedules. Read more...

Vanguard Warzone Titan•
Engadget / 4h
The Attack on Titan anime series is winding down, and Activision is determined to capitalize on the renewed interest. A bundle launching January 20th will bring 10 Attack on Titan items to Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific . The highlight is a Survey Corps outfit inspired by Survey Corps Captain Levi Ackerman, but you'll also have access to three weapon blueprints (including the Titan Pi

Docker containers are usually treated as immutable once they’ve started running. You can update some configuration parameters dynamically though, such as the container’s name and its hardware resource limits. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Docker’s API is completely unprotected by default except for filesystem permissions on its Unix socket. You should set up TLS when exposing the Docker API over TCP so Docker Engine and your clients can verify each others’ identity. Otherwise anyone with access to the TCP port could browse your Docker containers, start new ones, and run actions as root on your system. Read This Article on CloudSav

Halo Infinite BTB 343•
SlashGear / 4h
Image: 343 Industries/Xbox For weeks now, Halo Infinite players have been grappling with a very frustrating bug when queueing for the game’s Big Team Battle mode. 343 Industries has tried to fix the problem a couple of times, but it persists to this day. Thankfully, it seems that 343 Industries has finally gotten to the root of the issue, and a fix for … Continue reading

Stay at the Burj al Arab, often described as 'the world's only 7 star hotel'. Or enjoy a special Marriott redemption at the incredible Al Maha Desert resort, where meals and activities are included and all accommodations are standalone Bedouin villas with their own private pools overlooking the desert. Use a trip to Dubai to visit the Mideast, or as a jumping off point for the Maldives or other d

No one likes a big ego, and the ability to laugh at yourself is an important skill. On the flip side, humility has its limits, too. If you’re someone who really can’t accept a compliment, or you’re constantly downplaying everything about yourself, then your self-deprecation is likely doing more harm than good. Read more...

27Gizmodo / 4h
A team of astronomers studying distant exoplanets found one that seems to be shaped like a football—or a rugby ball, depending on your frame of reference—rather than the usual sphere. The team suspects the planet’s shape is caused by the intense tidal forces of its host star. Read more...

26Gizmodo / 4h
Marvel’s mutantkind doesn’t die right now . Well, mutants do— they just come back . But only Krakoans know of the great secret their island nation has given their species... which makes it a very big problem when one of them perishes quite publicly. Just as Krakoa faces turmoil within , the X-Men right now are having to… Read more...

200+Futurism / 4h
Facebook’s iteration of the metaverse may now be set to get a lot less glitchy — and perhaps accumulate even more privacy concerns. As Business Insider reports , Facebook — which is calling itself Meta now — has in recent months been granted a bevy of virtual reality patents, including a system that would track a user’s entire body in the metaverse, even while experts worry that the company hasn’

Maryland Pig Heart•
1KFuturism / 4h
For the first time ever, a team of US surgeons have transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a living human — a huge milestone in the endeavor to solve a persistent organ shortage. The patient, 57-year-old David Bennett, is still doing well three days on. “It was either die or do this transplant,” Bennett told the BBC . “I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice.” The team

Enlarge / Hackintoshes are PCs that run macOS, which means you can do whatever you want with the design. (credit: Dan Counsell ) Apple hasn't stopped selling Intel Macs just yet, but it's safe to say that we'll never see a Mac with one of Intel's 12th-generation Core processors in it. But that minor detail isn't stopping the Hackintosh community from supporting new Intel and AMD processors and pl

The first Savage raiding tier of Final Fantasy XIV was released last month, during the chaos of CES 2022 . And while that means I wasn't able to dive as deeply into it as I wanted (I was kind of busy), it's clear that everything I loved so much about the end-game model of the MMO is back -- exactly how I like it. That might sound like a potential problem with the game, though. After all, a new ex

American Aer Lingus•
I’m not sure why it took so long, but American Airlines and Aer Lingus will finally launch a partnership. New American & Aer Lingus codeshare agreement It has today been announced that American Airlines and Aer Lingus will launch a codeshare agreement for flights between the United States and Ireland. With this agreement: American Airlines will place its code on Aer Lingus flights between London

Norwegian Latitudes•
Getting status with Norwegian Cruise Line is getting easier. The world’s fourth-biggest cruise brand late Monday unveiled an overhaul of its six-tier loyalty program, Latitudes Rewards , that brings lower point thresholds to reach most tier levels. Effective immediately, members wll only need 20 and 45 points, respectively, to reach the second and third tiers of the program, known as Silver and G

Mozilla Facebook Tracks•
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Aside from the plethora of scummy privacy practices Facebook uses to track your every move on its myriad platforms, the company’s also come up with plenty of sneaky ways to keep tabs on you off its sites as well. Now, a new study wants to fight back against these offsite trackers by... tracking them back. Researchers… Read more...

ebookfriendly : Weapons of Mass Instruction, a tank-looking #bookmobile made by Argentinian artist and car maker Raul Lemesoff, distributing #freebooks on the streets of Buenos Aires

Lego Overwatch AB Blizzard•
Engadget / 5h
You can now add Lego to the list of companies re-evaluating their relationship with Activision Blizzard following allegations the company allowed senior employees to create a workplace rife with sexual harassment and abuse. In a statement spotted by The Verge , the toymaker told The Brick Fan , a site dedicated to Lego reviews, it’s delaying the release of an Overwatch 2 -themed set that it had p

Amazon Alabama NLRB•
Engadget / 5h
It's now clear when Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama will vote in a mandatory second union election . As Motherboard 's Lauren Kaori Gurley notes , the National Labor Relations Board has sent notice that employees at the BHM1 fulfillment center can start voting with secret mail ballots on February 4th, with the vote count beginning on March 28th. Anyone employed at the company from t

Horizon Forbidden West•
30Engadget / 5h
Horizon Forbidden West is one of the biggest PlayStation exclusives of the year. Just over a month before the action RPG arrives on February 18th , it appears an unfinished version of the game has leaked. According to Video Games Chronicle , the build includes all the main Horizon Forbidden West content, though some art assets are missing. Screenshots and videos from what's said to be the PS4 ver

34TechCrunch / 5h
Kirsten Prost Contributor Kirsten Prost is a VP at Tercera and supports the sourcing, execution, and monitoring of investments in third wave services businesses. In the war for talent, equity compensation has become more important than ever, but it’s not the easiest concept to explain, especially in privately funded companies. Equity isn’t a new concept. Public and private companies have been usi

Market Refurbished•
French startup Back Market has raised another mega round of funding. In May, the company raised a $335 million Series D round . Today, the company is announcing a $510 million Series E round, which values the company at $5.7 billion. If you’re not familiar with Back Market, the company operates a marketplace of refurbished electronics devices — mostly smartphones. In other words, if you think sma

Remodeling evokes a lot of contradictory emotions, from excitement over the possibilities to dread concerning the time, trouble, and mess—and few places are as anxiety-inducing to tackle as a bathroom. But if you’re considering retiling your shower, it may be easier than you think; you probably can do it without all… Read more...

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Save $150: The end of CES often means great discounts on TVs, including this 55-inch Hisense 4K TV, which is on sale for $499.99 at Amazon as of Jan. 11. A lot of eye-catching new TVs were revealed at CES 2022. And while you might not buy a 98-inch monstrosity anytime soon, CES often means great deals on previous models that are more budget-friendly — and that actually fit in your living room. On

There’s no question that Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card is the most exciting new premium rewards card of the last couple of years. It has a huge up front bonus offer, strong points-earning, airport lounge access and a host of premium benefits. Here are the 19 things I’m loving about the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card. Continue reading ...

Google NLRB PV Union•
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Enlarge / A Google employee holds a sign during a walkout to protest how the tech giant handled sexual misconduct at Jackson Square Park in New York on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (credit: Peter Foley/Bloomberg) For years, Google has attempted to kill employee-led unionization efforts under an initiative codenamed “Project Vivian.” In the words of one senior manager, Project Vivian existed “to engage

If you need to add some line spacing to your Word document or write an APA style piece, double spacing is a useful feature. You can quickly double space your documents with just a few clicks or a keyboard shortcut. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If there's one thing I regret about not visiting CES 2022 in person, it's missing out on an opportunity to take a ride through Elon Musk's Boring Tunnel in Las Vegas. In, hindsight, though, I count myself lucky. Instead of a wormhole that transported convention-goers from one end of the conference center to the other in a flash, the Boring Company's 1.7-mile loop experienced a traffic jam -- and

Amazon Alabama NLRB•
The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a mail-in election to start Feb. 4 for workers in Alabama after throwing out the results of a vote last year.

Controversy abounded when reports showed that T-Mobile was blocking Apple’s new iCloud Private Relay feature on its network. However, T-Mobile has put those claims to bed by asserting that it’s not blocking anything. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A Wyze Cam Plus subscription adds tons of features to your Wyze security camera, including unlimited recording and AI detection for people, pets, packages, and vehicles. But you need to pay $2 a month for each camera on Wyze Cam Plus, which is a bit annoying. Thankfully, Wyze is fixing things a bit with Cam Plus Lite. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Monica Sarbu, co-founder and CEO at , has more than 15 years of experience working at tech companies. She never had a mentor to help her navigate her way inside the organizations where she worked, but she saw how some women and other historically underrepresented people struggled to find their way. She began thinking about how she could help more people succeed inside tech companies, and

For as long as I’ve been covering TVs, TV makers have been pushing the narrative that people enjoy bigger screens - a pretty safe assumption, honestly - and that’s why they’ve continually introduced larger and larger screen sizes to meet demand. A few years ago that meant a big push for 75-inch TVs. Then 85 inches. This year we’re looking at 97-inch screens from LG, TCL, Samsung, and more. But ar

CPR Apple Private Relay•
Following the news that several mobile carriers in Europe had begun blocking iCloud Private Relay on their customers iPhones, it now appears that some T-Mobile and Sprint customers in the US are having trouble accessing the feature as well. First introduced by Apple with the release of iOS 15 , iCloud Private Relay provides users with an additional layer of privacy by preventing others from viewi

I cleaned out my pantry over the weekend and it led to a lot of existential questions, mostly about sprinkles. In addition to my normal stash, which I’ve had for numerous holiday cookie decorating seasons, my sister gifted me an assortment of pastel eggs, lime green sugar, and other bonbons de décoration that she… Read more...

United 3000 Zero COVID•
100+The Points Guy / 5h
United Airlines has about 3,000 employees out sick with COVID-19, CEO Scott Kirby said in a letter to employees on Tuesday, or roughly 4% of its U.S. workforce. The airline plans to cut its schedule in the near-term, Kirby said, part of an effort to reduce the strain on remaining employees and get a handle on the staffing shortage-related cancellations that have plagued the airline since Christma

Enlarge / The blue area is the basin formed by the largest impact on the Moon. Additional craters have formed by subsequent impacts. (credit: NASA/GSFC/University of Arizona ) As the Moon coalesced from the debris of an impact early in the Solar System's history, the steady stream of orbital impacts is thought to have formed a magma ocean, leaving the body liquid. That should have allowed its com

45Gizmodo / 5h
After helming what’s now one of the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time , director Jon Watts will attempt to cheat death. He’s written a story treatment and come on board to produce Final Destination 6 , the latest film in the hit horror franchise, which will go direct to HBO Max . Read more...

1KFuturism / 5h
Rugby Planet Turns out not all planets are nice and spherical like Earth. The European Space Agency (ESA) says it’s found a planet shaped like a rugby ball in the constellation Hercules, according to a blog post from the agency . Dubbed WASP-103b, the planet appears to be deformed due to enormous tidal forces caused by its host star. Much like how the Moon’s gravity pulls on Earth, WASP-103b’s ho

95Gizmodo / 6h
In January 2021, stock trading app Robinhood infuriated users when it responded to surging trades of so-called meme stocks, by halting trades —effectively preventing users from selling shares until the prices had collapsed. Congressional hearings , regulatory probes , and a deluge of regulatory complaints and lawsuits… Read more...

hdslibrary : Disoriented To be fair, it’s a little swirly and fancy so perhaps it was an easy mistake to make…The location on this 1810 music book has an upside-down “Boston” on the printed wrapper. We love the little oopsies that remind us that books are made by humans. Sacred Musick : Consisting of Anthems for Particular Occasions and Psalm and Hymn Tunes with Accompaniments for the Organ or Pi

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I remember the first time I went to conversion therapy. If I'm honest, I thought it was quite nice really. The woman at the reception of the church hosting the therapy had me sign in on the visitor's sheet. Then, I went upstairs to meet a guy who would be able to "help me," or so I was told. We had a cup of coffee and talked for almost an hour, and I thought he was a kind, helpful person. Sure, s

Netflix Tinder Swindler•
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Picture this: You found the love of your life on Tinder. Amazing, right? At least, until he cons you out of thousands of dollars. What sounds like a nightmare is actually a true story, and it's the focus of Netflix's upcoming documentary film, The Tinder Swindler . The titular Tinder Swindler has conned women across the world, and he is a fugitive from justice in several countries. Now, three of

One of the questions I'm asked most frequently is 'how can I donate miles to charity?' And the problem is that you really can't unless you want to give to one of a handful of pre-selected groups your frequent flyer program endorses, or you want to directly book an award for someone out of your account. Just before the pandemic United Airlines launched a platform to let charities fundraise for mil

Uber Longer Apple Watch•
Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 7. (credit: Apple) Uber has gone the way of Lyft, canceling support for its app on Apple Watches. As spotted by MacRumors Monday , the Uber Apple Watch app is still available but won't let you hail a ride if installed. We checked on an Apple Watch Series 7 and got a message reading, "Please switch to the Uber mobile app. We no longer support the Apple Watch app. Sorry

To mark the launch of the brand-new Galaxy S21 FE smartphone, Samsung is offering a host of freebies for early adopters - a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live, $100 store credit, or the chance to bundle in a pair of Galaxy Buds Pro for just $30. Retailing for $699 upfront at the official site, both carrier and unlocked devices are available with these particular freebies. Note, all are up for grabs ri

Feeding yourself, not to mention a hungry household, is a lot of work. There’s the planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning, all of which has to be done over and over again. Given just how exhausting this can be, it’s no wonder we find ourselves frequently ordering takeout or popping a frozen pizza into the oven. Read more...

If you want to create a Google Form with some answers already filled in, you can do this and send a unique link to your respondents. Rather than creating forms that are only slightly different, just use the prefill option. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Beats and its parent company Apple no longer sell portable, battery-powered Bluetooth speakers. The companies have only sold one such speaker, the Beats Pill+, since 2015. But as of January 10th, the Beats Pill+ is discontinued. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Locket the App Store•
27TechCrunch / 6h
A new social app, Locket , popped to the top of the App Store charts in recent days thanks to its clever premise to put live photos from friends in a widget on your iOS homescreen. In other words, it turns Apple’s widget system — typically used to showcase information like news, weather, inspirational quotes or photos from your own iPhone’s gallery — into a private social networking platform. The

35TechCrunch / 6h
Twig , a London-based fintech targeting Gen Z and younger millennial consumers with an e-money account that gives them instant cash-outs on fashion and electronics they want to sell, has closed a $35 million Series A round of funding. The investment is led by U.K.-based fintech specialist, Fasanara Capital, with additional backing from a number of undisclosed strategic investors which Twig says i

Another antivirus is getting in on the crypto hype. This time, it’s Avira. The antivirus just happens to be owned by the same company as Norton 360, which is also offering a crypto miner. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Roku Live TV Zone YouTube•
Engadget / 6h
Roku has added a new section that pulls together live TV programming from its own channel guide as well as third-party platforms. The Live TV Zone provides swift access to channels you recently watched as well as local and national news, sports, movies and more. The hub includes more than 200 free, live channels from Roku's Live TV Channel Guide . The likes of YouTube TV (with which Roku recently

China Moon Chang’E-5•
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Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor The entry-level 2022 Polestar 2 will have an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles Six more women sue Tesla over workplace sexual harassment China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander has found water on the surface of the Moon, marking the first-ever time scientists have found on-site evidence of the su

Amazon Alabama NLRB•
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The National Labor Relations Board today issued an announcement detailing plans for a second vote among Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse employees. The planned follow-up would be conducted via USPS mail-in ballots, which will be mailed out February 4 and counted March 28. Late last year, the director of the NLRB’s 10th region announced that a second vote would occur, following Amazon’s lopsid

Kuo Apple MacBook Pro•
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PopTika/Shutterstock Over the past few months, rumors of work on an Apple augmented reality/mixed reality (AR/MR) headset have shaped up to be quite exciting. According to a recent report that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo prepared for investors, the upcoming Apple AR headset may require the same level of computing power as the MacBook Pro. Kuo has also stated that the device … Continue reading

United Airlines and Chase issue several co-branded credit cards , and in this post wanted to take a closer look at the United Club℠ Infinite Card , which is the most premium personal card issued with this partnership. Not only has this card received new benefits as of 2022, but it’s also offering an exceptional limited time welcome bonus that’s not valid much longer. United Club Infinite Card Bas

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The idea of trapping a dirty coal plant’s carbon emissions at the source and storing it underground may sound like the solution to our climate problems. In practice, it’s proven all but completely unfeasible, but that hasn’t stopped the government from plunging money into it. Read more...

China Moon Chang’E-5•
Engadget / 6h
China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander has found water on the surface of the Moon, marking the first-ever time scientists have found on-site evidence of the substance on Earth’s satellite. In a study published in Science Advances , Chinese researchers claim the lander detected signs of water molecules or hydroxyl, a close chemical cousin of H2O. Chang’e-5 used a spectrometer to analyze the composition of

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SAVE $150: If you've been looking for a pair of noise-canceling headphones for travel or your morning commute, the JBL Tour One Wireless Headphones are a solid choice. As of Jan. 11, they're on sale for half off at Amazon, which means you'll pay $149.95 (original price: $299.95). Whether you want a good noise-canceling pair of headphones for air travel or just for playing "Emotions" by Mariah Car

Maya Angelou Quarter•
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The U.S. Treasury issued the first coin in its new, special collection honoring notable American women, rolling out a new quarter featuring famed poet Maya Angelou on Monday. It's the first time a Black woman has appeared on the coin in its centuries-long history. Tweet may have been deleted The American Women Quarters Program is a four-year initiative that will issue several coins featuring prom

Gizmodo / 6h
A movie about killing is scary enough. A movie that could actually kill you is something else entirely. And yet, that’s the fear the new Scream movie is facing when it hits theaters Friday. While film fans returned to theaters in droves last month for Spider-Man: No Way Home , the omicron variant of covid-19 might keep… Read more...

Lego Overwatch AB Blizzard•
Enlarge / This Lego set will no longer be launching on Feb. 1 as originally planned. (credit: Jay's Brick Blog ) The Lego Group has decided not to release a new Overwatch 2 -themed Lego set as planned on February 1, halting the product at least temporarily as the company reviews its wider relationship with the embattled game publisher. In a statement reported by fan sites like BrickSet and TheBri

OnePlus 10 Pro China•
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OnePlus / OPPO The OnePlus 10 Pro is ready to roll in China first, and the rest of the world second. As we’ve been told directly by a OnePlus representative that the company “moved the launch” of the OnePlus 10 Pro “forward from its original schedule” specifically due to the Chinese New Year holiday. Yes, it is fairly easy to predict when the … Continue reading

Apple Watch 8 7 Year•
The Apple Watch 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 are possibly the two most high- profile smartwatches on the market. They could also be the two best. They’re also made by two companies who are simultaneously bitter rivals and frequent collaborators. Apple and Samsung have been riffing off one another for years, whether they care to admit it or not. Basically, when it comes to smartwatch faceoffs,

VR Oculus Christmas•
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VR Violence Since the days of “Doom” and “Duke Nukem,” parents have worried about bloody video games turning their children violent. Now, they might have to worry about virtual reality gore and dismemberment as well. At least that’s the case with some parents who got their kids VR headsets this past Christmas, like Allen Roach, who told CNN that he became concerned when his 11-year-old son Peyton

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Chasing elite status with a hotel or airline can be addicting. Once you get a taste of the benefits (think upgrades, lounge access, bonus points and enhanced customer service), it’s hard to give them up. Depending on how frequently you travel, you could easily get hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars in value fro

LAPD Snorlax Pokémon Go•
Engadget / 6h
The early Pokémon Go frenzy apparently led to poor choices from two police officers. As Axios ' Stephen Totilo and BBC News report, the LAPD is now known to have fired officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell for ignoring a robbery on April 15th, 2017 to play Niantic's augmented reality blockbuster. Rather than respond to a radio call demanding backup for a theft at Macy's in the Crenshaw Mall, th

FIFA 22 EA Accounts•
EA has confirmed reports that a number of FIFA 22 accounts have been hacked via phishing techniques. In a statement, published on the official FIFA 22 website , the publisher admits that these hackers used threats and other social engineering methods to exploit the customer service team and bypass two-factor authentication. Less than 50 accounts are estimated to have been affected, according to E

Volkswagen Electric China•
The speed by which electric vehicles have taken over Norway has stunned even the cars’ enthusiasts.

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“Smart guns,” the personalized firearms once heralded as tech’s solution to rampant U.S. gun deaths before quietly pittering out of the mainstream conversation, are gearing up for a 2022 comeback. Read more...

GMC Hummer Wheelies•
The Hummer EV is just hitting the roads, and though its initial specs and performance were impressive, we're still learning just how wild the vehicle really is. In a recent interview, the Hummer EV's chief engineer noted that the gargantuan electric truck could pop wheelies before performance was dialed back for safety reasons. During an interview with The Drive , Hummer EV chief engineer Al Oppe

IBM Acquires Envizi AI ESG•
29TechCrunch / 7h
IBM announced this morning that it has acquired Australian startup Envizi to add to its package of ESG (environmental, social and governance) offerings to help measure environmental impact up and down the supply chain. The companies did not share the terms of the acquisition, but with Envizi Big Blue gets a platform for measuring, managing and optimizing a customer’s environmental sustainability

OK, I might run TechRadar but that doesn't mean I can get away with writing whatever I want, whenever I want - but there's something weird happening with LG's virtual influencer and I just need to talk about it. A quick overview: in mid-2020, LG brought Reah Keem, a virtual influencer, 'to life' on Instagram , and used her to present part of its CES 2021 conference. It was a big deal... mostly be

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SAVE 50%: As of Jan. 11, Amazon will let you bundle a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online family membership ($34.99) with a 128GB SanDisk microSD card (also $34.99) for just $34.99 total. With support for up to eight profiles, multiplayer games, online backups, and exclusive access to a library of classic Super NES and NES titles, a Nintendo Switch Online family membership is a superb solution for bi

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A Chromebook for your kid for less than $100: As of Jan. 11, the Lenovo Chromebook 10e 2-in-1 is on sale for just $99 at Walmart, a 70% drop from its usual $334. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet has been hailed as the ultimate tablet for school-age kids since its debut in 2020. But it's over $200 even on sale, and parents may be looking for less of an investment for a six-year-old. In that case, Lenovo

67Gizmodo / 7h
On Monday, the U.S. government released data showing that 2021 was the third-costliest year for extreme weather on record. It was also the highest tally for the number of disasters that cost $1 billion or more, beating 2020, and the deadliest year in a decade. Read more...

Frontier Airlines re-launched their credit card and their elite program four years ago and did something that at the time was revolutionary: a dollar spent on the card earned an elite qualifying mile . But Frontier did something bigger in 2021 and somehow I missed it. All spend over 20,00 per calendar year counts double towards elite status now. Continue reading ...

Top Gear Enlarge / DriveTribe was set up by the trio of former Top Gear hosts Richard Hammond (L), Jeremy Clarkson (M), and James May (R). (credit: DriveTribe) This week brought sad news for the online car world. DriveTribe, a community platform for automotive enthusiasts, will shut down at the end of January after just five years. In a post announcing the shutdown, DriveTribe points to the ongoi

Many of us have goals we want to achieve, whether it’s to eat healthier, work out more, read more books, or other things that we feel we should be doing. Usually, when we think about working toward our goals, we imagine making hard sacrifices along the way—waking up early to go to the gym, spending extra time… Read more...

Chromebooks run Chrome OS, an operating system built around Google Chrome. But what if you want to use another browser like Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge? The answer to that question is not as simple as you might think. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The live TV experience just got even better on Roku devices thanks to a new Live TV Zone. Available now on your Roku home screen, the Live TV Zone gives you instant access to Roku’s Channel Guide, your recently-watched live TV channels, and of course, all your favorite live TV services. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

After a long wait, Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE is finally available for purchase. And although this gorgeous, flagship-level phone isn’t a great value at $700, retailers and carriers are running limited-time deals that significantly reduce its price. If you’re planning on buying the Galaxy S21 FE, now’s the time to do it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Late last year, the popular new auto manufacturer Rivan finally released its R1T electric truck, but now it looks like they’re ready to jump into different market segments. In fact, Rivian could be getting ready to make electric bikes according to its latest trademark filings. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A new report found that the social network has rejected ads from 60 companies focused on women’s sexual health, citing policies on “adult products and services.”

Roku Live TV Zone GT•
Roku is furthering its investment in its Live TV platform with today’s introduction of a new “Live TV Zone” that will roll out to the main, left-side navigation on Roku devices. The addition is designed to promote and highlight Roku’s livestreaming options, which include its rapidly growing live TV channel guide, now offering free access to over 200 live channels featuring news, weather, kids’ co

56Gizmodo / 7h
The American Red Cross is facing a major blood donation shortage. On Tuesday, the organization announced its first-ever national blood crisis, citing the damaging effects that the winter covid-19 surge has had on the blood supply. They’re now calling for eligible people to donate as soon as possible. Read more...

Magna Optimus Ride•
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Magna has acquired the technology, IP and assets of Optimus Ride, a startup based in Boston that was trying to commercialize electric autonomous shuttles. As part of the deal announced Tuesday , Magna has hired more than 120 employees of Optimus Ride. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Optimus Ride CEO Sean Harrington will not make the jump over to Magna and the AV startup w

Astroscale Orbit Fab•
In a new partnership that should break new ground for sustainable orbital operations, “gas stations in space” startup Orbit Fab has teamed with Astroscale to provide on-orbit refueling services to the latter company’s LEXI (life extension in-orbit) geostationary servicing spacecraft. Both Astroscale and Orbit Fab’s core offerings are designed to provided ways for satellites to extend their useful

Netflix Tinder Swindler•
The Tinder Swindler, Netflix's upcoming crime thriller documentary, has received its first trailer – and it'll make you think twice about using any dating app to find love. Posted on Netflix 's YouTube and social media channels on January 11, The Tinder Swindler's first teaser sets up the remarkable real-life story of an alleged billionaire playboy seducing and stealing millions of dollars from n

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is officially here. You can order it from Samsung, through your favorite carrier, or just about anywhere smartphones are sold. And even though it’s a brand new phone, you can get some solid deals, too. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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I hate to break it to you, but Alligator Loki —the sensational character find of 2021—was not a real alligator someone had cruelly glued an adorable Loki hat on. Instead, the Marvel TV series Loki was forced to summon the real world’s foremost illusionists, i.e. Industrial Light & Magic , to create the Gator of Mischief… Read more...

Warzone Invisible Software•
Activision Blizzard lawsuit Publisher Activision Blizzard, responsible for the game this article refers to, is currently embroiled in ongoing litigation in regards to claims reporting a workplace culture that allegedly enabled acts of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. Read our Activision Blizzard lawsuit timeline of events for ongoing coverage. Call of Duty: Warzone players have discov

Got yourself a maxed-out 16" MacBook Pro with Apple’s latest and greatest M1 Max processor? You should know that there’s a hidden “High Power Mode” on your laptop that you can enable when you’re tackling resource-intensive tasks like 4K or 8K video editing. Here’s what the 16" MacBook Pro’s High Power Mode does, and… Read more...

SlashGear / 7h
Image: NVIDIA When the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 originally launched, some were left scratching their heads about the fact that the GPU was only outfitted with 10GB of RAM. Today, NVIDIA silently fixed that issue by revealing the RTX 3080 12GB. As the name suggests, the new graphics card comes with 12GB of RAM, and while that’s probably the most significant upgrade, … Continue reading

Riot Dinh TSM Reginald•
58Wired / 7h
Andy “Reginald” Dinh, the founder and CEO of TSM, has been accused of verbal abuse and bullying by employees and esports pros.

Tesla Self Driving•
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When you roll up to a stop sign in a car, what do you do? Do you come to a complete stop, or do you slow down to a crawl before picking up speed again? Spoiler alert: the latter, known as a “rolling stop” or a “California roll,” is illegal in most places . Tesla is seemingly leaving the decision up to its drivers when it comes to its infamous self-driving software suite misleadingly called “Full

Futurism / 7h
If you (like me) spent your childhood imagining new fantasy technologies that use magnets for transferring energy, then Apple’s new MagSafe technology for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 is pretty exciting stuff. While wireless charging has been available to the iPhone line since the iPhone 8 Qi charging capability, MagSafe updates the power throughput from 7.5 watts to 15 watts — making it competiti

28TechCrunch / 7h
French startup Doctolib is expected to close the acquisition of Tanker today (based on regulatory filings). Doctolib is a French unicorn that develops a software-as-a-service product to help doctors and medical workers with admin tasks. In particular, Doctolib acts as a booking platform that connects doctors with patients; 300,000 health professionals pay for the service and 60 million people hav

Apple Beats Fit Pro•
Engadget / 7h
A couple of months after they debuted in the US, Beats Fit Pro earbuds are on the way to Canada, Europe and Japan. Orders will open in Europe (£200/€230) and Canada ($250 CAD) on January 24th, and in Japan (24,800 yen) the following day. The earbuds will ship on January 28th in all three regions. Beats Fit Pro have most of the key features found in Apple’s third-generation AirPods , including han

29How-To Geek / 8h
A new Linux phone is on the market called the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition. It comes with an impressive range of features and a $399 price tag that’s sure to catch anyone’s attention. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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It’s painful to watch SPAC deals collapse post-combination. You can viscerally feel dreams melting away to disappointment as founders, employees and investors still holding shares in the newly public entities watch their wealth dwindle. The mess is not sector-specific. Media? Not a good SPAC target. Insurtech? Nope. 3D printing? Not looking good. E-scooters? Nerp. Hardware and software for apartm

42Gizmodo / 8h
A 57-year-old man is recovering in a Maryland hospital after receiving a genetically modified pig’s heart, in what is a groundbreaking medical achievement. Read more...

United 3000 One COVID•
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has sent a noteworthy memo to employees about the vaccination situation at the airline, and it contains some interesting statistics. As you may remember, United became the first major US airline to mandate that employees be vaccinated . There’s some bad news, and there’s also some very good news. 3,000 United employees currently have coronavirus We’ve seen a huge n

NASA Calvin Earth Chief•
SlashGear / 8h
Image: NASA NASA has a long and storied record achieving many of the greatest scientific and technological achievements in history. Most recently, it successfully launched and deployed the James Webb Space Telescope which seeks to unlock the secrets of the early universe, including the birth of stars and planets as well as the formation of galaxies. While there are numerous skills and … Continue

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is now available to buy in the US, UK, and Australia, and it’s felt like a long time coming, as while it was only announced recently (at CES 2022 ), it was rumored for months before that. But now you can buy it, at a starting price of $699 / £699 / AU$999, and if you grab the phone directly from Samsung in the US then you can also choose between several perks, including

Apple iPhone 14 Pro•
While the iPhone 14 series is still far off in the future, it's shaping up to bring a few big changes to the iPhone family, and a new price leak summarizes lots of the changes nicely. Apple leaker LeaksApplePro is the source of this leak - they're still a rather unproven leaker, and they aren't ranked by Apple leaks aggregate AppleTrack, but we've seen some accurate information from them in the p

Suffering a juddering scrolling experience with Microsoft Edge could soon be over thanks to a new update for the software set to launch soon. Microsoft's browser is examining a new option to improve scrolling that will see users get a much smoother experience - but not everyone will be able to enjoy it just yet. Available in the Edge Canary channel now, the update sees Edge using variable "screen

If you're looking to score a cheap iPad deal, then you're in luck. We've just spotted Apple's 2021 10.2-inch iPad in stock and on sale for just $299 (was $329) at Amazon . That's the lowest price we've ever seen and a fantastic deal for the 64GB tablet. This specific iPad model has been difficult to find in stock as of late, and if you were looking for a deal during Black Friday, there were none

22TechCrunch / 8h
Adelaide-based startup Fertilis is the latest to join a wave of companies worldwide that are trying to make in vitro fertilization (IVF) less stressful and more successful for patients and clinicians. Two-year-old Fertilis’s technology to automate cell culture with micro medical devices has won support from some investors. Horizons Ventures, the venture capital firm of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shin

Reddit allows more anonymity than most other social media websites, particularly by allowing burner or throwaway accounts without using an email address. Lately, though, Reddit has made it harder to spot how to create these anonymous accounts—but you can still create throwaway Reddit accounts on desktop and on mobile. Read more...

Fortnite Tornadoes•
Tornadoes and lightning storms have come to Fortnite in the game’s January 11 update, which is available to download now. Teased last year during Fortnite’s Chapter 3 trailer, the extreme weather events will begin spawning across the game’s island. They’re billed not only as visual treats, but as tactical opportunities that players can utilize in-game. Tornadoes will pick you up and hurl you abou

Microsoft Word allows you to add one, two, or three columns to your documents. It offers various types of columns as well as custom column breaks you can make. We’ll show you how to do that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Kuo Apple MacBook Pro•
35Gizmodo / 8h
We can say with some certainty that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset scheduled to arrive as early as this year, but the details of this mysterious product are a puzzle being solved one piece at a time. Read more...

SlashGear / 8h
After watching the Hennessey Venom F5 spit out flames on the dyno, the American tuner and automaker released a new video that gives us a taste of the F5’s propensity for speed. As you may know, the Venom F5 is Hennessey’s 30th-anniversary gift to itself and to 24 wealthy individuals lucky enough to obtain a build slot. In addition, Hennessey … Continue reading

We've just spotted the first proper Xbox Series S deal since launch. You can pop over to independent gaming retailer Simply Games right now and save £20 off the regular price of the console. Launched just a few months ago, the special Xbox Series S Fortnite and Rocket League bundle is now £229.99 at Simply Games (was £249.99). What makes this bundle even better value is that it includes the conso

Mitsubishi Ralliart•
SlashGear / 8h
Via Mitsubishi We don’t see a lot from Japanese automaker Mitsubishi in the US. The company had some very appealing sports cars, such as the Mitsubishi Evo and the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Unfortunately, those cool vehicles were discontinued in the US, and the only Mitsubishi model you’re likely to see cruising the streets today is the Outlander SUV or the Eclipse Cross. Japanese … Continue reading

100+Gizmodo / 8h
It’s taken more than four full years since it was initially announced, but we finally have our first look at The Bob’s Burgers Movie and I very much suspect fans of the long-running Fox animated series will be satisfied with this first trailer. Nothing’s changed but the aspect ratio . Read more...

51Mashable / 8h
Greece has lifted its decades-long ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. On Jan. 10, Health Minister Thanos Plevris and his deputy Mina Gaga signed a ministerial decree instituting the policy change, which brings in a new form for people to complete when they want to donate blood. The new form has removed homosexual sex acts from the list of things prohibiting people from giving blood. The

Days Gone Ross DG2•
Game director Jeff Ross has spoken about his ideas for the cancelled Days Gone sequel. One of them would have been the addition of a swimming mechanic to address one of the first game's key problems. In a new interview on For The Win , Ross admits that the lack of swimming in Days Gone was "the worst," explaining that its omission was due to an engineering restraint. To justify it in game, a narr

Instagram Profile Grid•
Engadget / 8h
Your Instagram profile's grid might soon be more than just a snapshot of your most recent posts. Leaker Alessandro Paluzzi has discovered that Instagram has been developing an "edit grid" feature that would let you reorder the posts in your profile. This could help musicians or stores using multi-post collages to plug their latest work, but it might also be helpful if you want to highlight an imp

29TechCrunch / 8h
Peer-to-peer car-sharing company Turo filed to go public last night. TechCrunch’s first look at its S-1 filing is here , in case you missed it. That Turo has filed to go public is not a surprise. After raising nearly $500 million while private , the company has an enormous capital base underneath it, meaning that there is also institutional pressure for the firm to pursue an IPO. Turo first raise

20Lifehacker / 8h
I thought paying for access to hotel wifi was a practice that died a decade ago, but alas, there are still places that charge you to connect your devices to the internet. Some hotels also tack on supplemental charges for other amenities, like pools, bicycles, and beachfront yoga, that you may or may not use and that,… Read more...

SlashGear / 8h
The organ donor crisis has long inspired the medical fraternity to look for feasible donors from other species. This week, doctors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have successfully executed the world’s first heterologous heart transplant, placing a genetically-modified pig’s heart into a terminally ill human being. Note: This article contains imagery and descriptions of h

iMessage and those pesky green texts are among the most significant things keeping people locked into Apple’s ecosystem (though it is a pretty lovely ecosystem). As you might expect, Google isn’t happy about this as Apple’s primary competition, and it has voiced its concerns. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Now’s your last chance to redownload all those Harry Potter e-books you bought on Pottermore. The old website, which transformed into WizardingWorld back in 2019, is now warning customers that it won’t offer e-book downloads after January 31st. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hong Kong Omicron India•
It looks like Hong Kong is about to ban a vast majority of transit passengers, and that’s awful news for Cathay Pacific… Hong Kong to ban transit from 150 countries Hong Kong has taken one of the strictest zero-tolerance approaches towards coronavirus throughout the pandemic. While many places started that way in early 2020, not many places have maintained that system, since coronavirus isn’t goi

Mozilla Facebook Tracks•
Firefox maker Mozilla has announced a wide-ranging new program aiming to discover the scope and depth of tracking services used by Facebook parent company Meta. Led by Rally, Mozilla’s privacy-first data-sharing platform, The Facebook Pixel Hunt will be conducted together with The Markup Team, an American non-profit data-driven journalism organization, covering the ethics and impact of technology

Maserati Formula E•
Engadget / 8h
Some Italian flair is coming to the Formula E grid. Maserati plans to field a team in the electric motor racing series in 2023, becoming the first brand from the country to do so. The automaker is returning to single-seater competition for the first time in more than six decades. Maserati ran a successful Formula 1 team in the 1950s and its two-seater MC12 took 14 titles in the FIA GT sports car

LAPD Pokémon Go Snorlax•
500+Futurism / 8h
Catch ‘Em All We’ve all been there, Your mom is yelling at you that dinner’s ready, but you’re right in the middle of a video game that you just can’t step away from. Well, two LAPD police officers found themselves in a similar situation in 2017 — but instead of their mom, it was a fellow police officer calling for backup, and instead of dinner it was an active robbery. Louis Lozano and Eric Mitc

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the new 3D V-cache processor revealed at CES, may only be produced in small numbers when it lands in early 2022 – and the chip may remain thin on the ground until the second half of the year rolls around, going by the latest from the rumor mill. This comes from DigiTimes (via PC Gamer ), which reports that TSMC, which is making the 5800X3D, is only expected to kick off with

Microsoft is working on an update for PowerPoint that will give users ever greater creative freedom when it comes to presentation design. According to new entries in the company’s product roadmap, PowerPoint will soon allow organizations to add their own custom fonts to presentations. The information is sparse, but presumably these custom fonts will be made available to all employees, once set. T

United Airlines says that 3000 of its employees currently have Covid-19. The real number is probably higher than this, since the airline probably knows relatively few asymptomatic cases and only a portion of subclinical ones. However CEO Scott Kirby believes that the airline's vaccine mandate has already saved the lives of 8-10 of his employees, and not a single one of its employees is currently

42Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Jorisvo | Getty Images) Google is making a last-ditch effort to change the EU’s incoming laws on Big Tech with a flurry of advertising, emails, and targeted social media posts aimed at politicians and officials in Brussels. As EU policymakers put the finishing touches to the Digital Markets Act (DMA), executives at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley are stepping up their eff

24Lifehacker / 9h
Free unlimited cloud storage is typically a myth. If someone sells you on it, it usually comes with many caveats—usually with privacy concerns. But there’s actually a totally free, unlimited cloud storage that is pretty legit, so long as it lasts. And it comes via Telegram. Read more...

SlashGear / 9h
Image: Logitech Today Logitech announced the Signature M650 mouse, and with it, the company is casting as wide a net as possible. While many mice out there only come in one size – and most of them are made for right-handed people – the Signature M650’s angle is that it offers prospective buyers options. Logitech is releasing the Signature M650 in two … Continue reading

When it comes to recreating the bombast of a theater in your home, audio is every bit as important as a big screen. Finding the best home theater system to match your TV can be difficult, but not with these picks. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The American Express Centurion Lounge in Houston is getting an amenity boost. The issuer is opening a new wellness area inside the 8,500-square-foot lounge on Tuesday that’s designed in partnership with leading mental wellness brand Calm . (Photo courtesy of American Express) The dedicated wellness space in the IAH Lounge will include complimentary access to Calm content, which includes meditatio

Assemble Raises $5M Seed•
Every company has to decide what to pay their employees and track that compensation in some way, often in spreadsheets and across disparate payroll, finance and HR systems. Companies also need to ensure that they are paying people with comparable experience a similar amount for the same job. Assemble , an early-stage startup, wants to bring organization to this process, and today it announced a $

Polish Poland Pegasus•
A brewing scandal over the alleged historical use of controversial mobile spyware by Poland’s ruling party against an opposition lawmaker is raising questions over the legitimacy of the country’s 2019 parliamentary elections. Internet watchdog Citizen Lab found that the NSO Group’s notorious spyware Pegasus was used to spy on three critics of the Polish government. One of the targets was named Kr

Strategically buying miles & points can represent a great deal, especially for luxury travel. United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest sale on purchased miles , which is the program’s first promotion of the year. Promotion on purchased United MileagePlus miles Through 11:59PM CT on Friday, January 28, 2022, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles . Different accou

Ultraram RAM Storage One•
Researchers have published a paper describing advances that will pave the way for the mass production of UltraRAM, a promising new memory technology. Authored by scientists for Lancaster University in the UK, the report refers to UltraRAM as “a nonvolatile memory with the potential to achieve fast, ultralow-energy electron storage”. UltraRAM pairs the non-volatility of traditional data storage me

Customers waiting for their own 2021 MacBook Pro laptop have been experiencing shipping wait times of around three to four weeks. What’s odd, however, is that the cause for these delays isn’t so clear-cut. In general, the industry-wide chip shortage has caused the most issues not only in GPU and CPU shortages but also in other computer components as well as laptop shortages. But paradoxically, Ap

SlashGear / 9h
Without question, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe is a formidable sport-luxury touring machine, most especially in Competition guise. But if you think the styling of your M8 Gran Coupe is too mild for your exotic palate, Australian tuning company Zacoe has the proper antidote to cure your boredom. Zacoe’s body kit for the BMW M8 Gran Coupe is a cacophony … Continue reading

Marlinspike Signal•
The co-founder and chief executive of Signal steps down but remains a board member.

24How-To Geek / 9h
NVIDIA announced a new RTX 3080 model with 12GB of memory. The new GPU is slated to launch today through NVIDIA’s partners, but like all GPUs, this will be almost impossible to find. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

In one corner, we’ve got the FightCamp, a free-standing punching bag that gives you a tried and true introduction to boxing and kickboxing fundamentals. In the other corner, there’s the Liteboxer, a gamified, party-pleasing boxing machine. Which one comes out on top? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Kleiner Perkins Two•
20TechCrunch / 9h
Kleiner Perkins , one of Silicon Valley’s legacy venture capital firms, is kicking off 2022 right by celebrating five decades in business and $1.8 billion in funds raised for two new funds — KP20 and Select2. KP20 is an $800 million venture fund focused on early-stage investments in enterprise, consumer, hardtech, fintech and healthcare companies, while Select2 is a $1 billion fund — the most the

NordicTrack Amazon Alexa•
Engadget / 9h
Adjustable dumbbells can be incredibly useful in a home gym, but the need to manually tweak weight can be a pain when you're trying to keep your heart rate up mid-workout. iFit's NordicTrack badge might have a solution: have Alexa do the work. The brand has introduced iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells that can use an Alexa-capable third-party device to quickly adjust the weight from 5lbs to 50lbs (in

High-intensity emotions like anger, fear, anxiety, and despair are straight-up exhausting . It’s only natural to want to keep them to ourselves so as not to upset others—or come off as an uncouth over-sharer. But going too hard in the opposite direction is just as harmful in its own way. Here’s what chronic… Read more...

YouTuber DualSense One•
YouTuber Akaki Kuumeri has put together a special contraption for the PS5 DualSense controller which lets you play games with only one hand. While Kuumeri originally put it together so that he could play co-op game It Takes Two by himself, he has made it freely available online by uploading it to PrusaPrinters . So, anyone with a 3D printer can make it themselves. He shared a video to not only de

Gizmodo / 9h
Lee Cronin finds the sounds of hell in a tease from Evil Dead Rise ’s editing process. Peacemaker attempts to find his own brand in a new clip from the HBO Max show . Plus, James Gunn teases audience expectations of Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 , and new The Book of Boba Fett posters drop in. Spoilers… Read more...

Amazevr $15M VR Concerts•
24TechCrunch / 9h
AmazeVR , a virtual reality concert platform that enables users to experience their favorite artists’ VR concerts through content generation tools, announced today it has secured $15 million, which was oversubscribed within three weeks. Partners Investment and Murex Partners co-led the new funding, with participation from Smilegate Investment, Quantum Ventures Korea , ABC Partners , Everrich Grou

Halo Infinite BTB 343•
Halo Infinite will soon receive a patch to tackle the Big Team Battle (BTB) matchmaking issues that have affected the game since its launch, while a following major update is scheduled for mid-February to target cheating and other player issues. Outlined in a blog post on Halo Waypoint , a fix for the BTB matchmaking issues, which have prevented players and larger groups from successfully connect

An unsecured database containing 822k records including 600k credit reports related to the US and Canadian transportation industry has been discovered online. Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler together with the Website Planet research team found the database which contained detailed information on trucking, transport companies and even individual drivers. The data itself appears to be connected

Engadget / 10h
Hunkering down for the winter months can mean more time to play some new games while you stay inside. For Switch owners that want to play with friends remotely and get access to classic games, a Nintendo Switch Online membership is well worth the price. Now, Amazon has a deal on a bundle that includes one year of the Switch Online family plan and a 128GB SanDisk microSD card for $35. Since both t

Maybe you are a first-timer who has never cruised before who is looking to test the waters. Or maybe your boss won’t give you a whole week off, so you’re seeking a quick getaway. Do you desperately need a break, but your budget can’t handle a full-week cruise vacation? Short three- to five-night cruises are your ticket to fun times at sea. These cruises don’t go particularly far – a three-night s

42Lifehacker / 10h
When it comes to terrible things that could happen to you, dying from heart disease is way more likely than a snake crawling out of your toilet, but the snake is scarier anyway. It’s not logical, but a beast slithering out of the sewer while you do your business is just wrong . But don’t worry. It’s not likely to… Read more...

500+Wired / 10h
Physicists say an interstellar engine popularized in the '60s is technically feasible, but it would take a more advanced civilization to build one.

48Wired / 10h
So you've acquired a new thing. And now you want accessories. Ask yourself: Will the potential experience be worth the cost to the supply chain?

BBC research finds hundreds of dealers who have survived multiple police shutdowns of darknet marketplaces.

New York State Fashion•
41Gizmodo / 10h
A bill before the New York State Assembly could finally impose some standards on an incredibly polluting but little-regulated industry: fashion. The proposed law, known as the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act , would make New York the first state in the U.S. to have any sort of environmental… Read more...

Foxtrot Series Store•
TechCrunch / 10h
Foxtrot is changing the way we think about convenience stores, and just picked up $100 million in new Series C funding to expand its brick-and-mortar footprint to 50 new retail locations in the next two years. We last looked in on Chicago-based Foxtrot in early 2020, just before the world was shook by the global pandemic. It had secured $17 million in a growth round and was offering customers the

TCP Mozilla Firefox Focus•
Engadget / 10h
The Android version of the Firefox Focus browser is getting another layer of privacy protection. Mozilla is bringing its Total Cookie Protection feature to the app to tackle cross-site tracking. The feature silos cookies from each site you visit into "cookie jars." Storing cookies separately should help prevent them from tracking you around the web and providing companies with data on your browsi

For several months now, the popular no annual fee Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card ( review ) and Chase Freedom Unlimited® ( review ) have been offering elevated welcome bonuses. This is a heads up that the lucrative grocery store component of these bonuses is expected to be pulled on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, so this is a last call . As you’ll see below, these bonuses could potentially earn

Intel Alder Lake DRM•
Intel has announced that any remaining DRM issues with Alder Lake processors are now resolved, so there are no longer any games that don’t work with the 12th-gen chips. As you’re likely aware, there were reports of potential compatibility issues with DRM-toting games even before Alder Lake was released, and after the processors went on sale, we found out that 90+ games had DRM gremlins that eithe

SlashGear / 10h
sbonsi/Shutterstock Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsports and many consumer automotive technologies trickle down from the high-octane racing that has gripped generations for years. The high drama of street circuits, fierce duels between rival drivers, and even teammate battles have kept automotive fans on the edges of their seats every season. While the glitz and glamour of the sport are … Con

All solid state drives (SSDs) suffer from wear that eventually renders them inoperable. The PlayStation 5’s internal SSD is soldered directly to the motherboard. Does this mean your PS5 is doomed as soon as the SSD wears out? It’s too soon to worry. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Intel Holthaus Bryant•
Straight off a successful CES 2022 , Intel has announced an executive shakeup that sees it bring on a new CFO, David Zinsner, but also sees the exit of EVP and GM of Intel’s Client Computing Group, Gregory Bryant. The depature of Bryant, who had been at Intel for 30 years, may be somewhat of a surprise, given he recently led the company's presentations at CES. While the company has been going thr

The Associated Press•
Engadget / 10h
NFTs exploded in popularity during the first two years of the pandemic, and it doesn't look like they're going away anytime soon. One of the latest organizations to jump into the craze is the Associated Press (AP), which will start selling its "award-winning contemporary and historic photojournalism" as non-fungible tokens on January 31st. The news agency teamed up with blockchain technology prov

Many travel loyalty programs offer the ability to earn lifetime elite status. Ordinarily elite status has to be earned on an annual basis, so it sure is nice to be able to not worry about requalifying for status anymore. I’ve written in the past about lifetime hotel elite status, including with Hilton Honors , Marriott Bonvoy , and World of Hyatt . Now I’m taking a look at the lifetime status tie

A new patent suggests that Canon is stepping up its plans to develop a next-gen autofocus system, with rumors tipping the Canon EOS R1 as the most likely pioneer of the new tech. As spotted by Asobinet and Canon Rumors , a Canon patent (see below) was published on January 6 for a new focus detection method that shows so-called "dual cross" autofocus points within a quad-pixel structure. This leap

Microsoft Surface Apple•
Microsoft has released an official video that shows how easy it is to open up its Surface Laptop SE and replace important components – and rivals such as Apple should sit up and take notice. For the past few years, device makers, especially Microsoft and Apple, have been criticized for making products that are extremely difficult – if not impossible – to be repaired by a user. While the companies

The nation’s major airlines have been scrambling to get ahead of flight-cancellation crisis that’s been brewing since Christmas Eve. Now, their regional partners are taking steps to do the same. As the COVID- and weather-driven operational woes of U.S. airlines entered a third week , regional airlines began taking proactive measures to reset their operations in tandem with their mainline partners

LAPD Pokémon Go Snorlax•
A pair of LAPD officers lost their jobs after ignoring a robbery to play Pokémon Go instead.

Lifehacker / 10h
When you fire up a video on reputable streaming services like Netflix or HBO Max, you don’t have to think much about it; you just press play and enjoy. However, if you are (ahem) pirating that video, you might notice that you have a variety of video options to choose from: Bitrate, resolution, and frame rate. What are… Read more...

Biden Home COVID Tests•
Engadget / 10h
With the COVID-19 Omicron variant surging in the US and elsewhere, testing is key to allowing work, school and entertainment activities to continue. With rapid test kits in short supply, though, some retailers are making them unaffordable by gouging customers. Now, the Biden administration has announced that testing kits must be covered by private insurance, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

Maria Ewing (March 27, 1950 – January 9, 2022) American opera singer who has sung both soprano and mezzo-soprano roles. She is noted as much for her acting as her singing. Maria Louise Ewing was born in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Detroit’s Finney High School in 1968. Ewing made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1976 in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro . Her first European performan

Gizmodo / 11h
If you have an Android phone, you probably already know you can customize your home screen in a variety of ways. In addition to widgets, you can also set up single-tile shortcuts—buttons that take you straight to a particular setting, or a particular function in an app, or a particular contact. Read more...

Apple seems to have quietly discontinued the Beats Pill Plus, as the Bluetooth speaker is no longer available to buy from either the Apple Store or Beats online shop. As spotted by 9to5Mac , when you head to the US, UK, or Australian versions of the sites you’ll no longer be able to purchase the speaker – you’ll have to shop at third-party stores if you’re interested in snatching up a Beats Pill

What are the best road running shoes ? How do I choose a running watch ? What should I eat before I run? All valid and important questions every new runner asks, but there’s likely another, more pressing question you want to know the answer to but have no idea who to ask: what music should you listen to? Are beats-per-minute decisive to your performance? It’s the received wisdom, but is it actual

If you feel like you’re suddenly seeing lots of ads for cruises, you’re not imagining it. Cruise ads have always been prominent in Florida, the unofficial cruise capital of the world, but TPG staffers have reported seeing TV spots in several markets — including Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Charlotte, North Carolina — for Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Virgin. For more cruise news, re

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 ...

34TechCrunch / 11h
With so many apps and tools out there to try, most companies ask you to fill out a standard form and then create a username and password. Once you get through all of that, you find that the app was not all it was cracked up to be. Arcade is out to change that. The interactive demo company, which launched to the public today, is making it easier for companies to create demonstration videos, called

Engadget / 11h
So we’re already over the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition, announced just last week. Let’s turn our attention to Samsung’s Galaxy S22 family, apparently ready to officially break cover next month. According to South Korea's Digital Daily , a launch event is set to take place on February 8th. Judging by the leaks and rumors, you can expect to see three different devices, too, with differing screen sizes, s

29Lifehacker / 11h
I only have one fitness goal for 2022: Get real swole. This, of course, involves eating a lot of protein, and sea creatures are a great source. For most of my life, fish was something that was battered in cornmeal and deep fried. If I had to pick one fish to eat for the rest of my life, catfish, prepared as I’ve just… Read more...

Mashable / 11h
It’s not that there’s anything wrong with a box of chocolates or flowers on Valentine’s Day . The clichés are clichés for a reason, and who doesn’t love being the envy of the office when a surprise bouquet of flowers turns up? However, the fact is that flowers wilt and chocolates get eaten. Even a gourmet meal, one of the cornerstones of the romantic event, lasts only a couple of hours. Fortunate

Uber Longer Apple Watch•
Mashable / 11h
If you're used to hailing Uber rides from your Apple Watch, we've got some bad news: you cannot do that anymore. Uber appears to have silently discontinued its Apple Watch app, which allowed users to quickly request rides, as well as access info such as your driver's vehicle information, estimated time of arrival, and your ride's real time location. Sounds nice, eh? Well, you can't have it anymor

Mashable / 11h
They say sex sells itself, but vibrators? Not so much. In fact, shopping around for the right option can be really intimidating. It’s definitely not a task to take lightly — after all, you’re buying something that’ll go inside, around, and on top of all your most intimate bits. You obviously want something that gets the job done, but you also want to make sure it’s a high quality product that’s e

Apple Time Fitness Plus•
Apple is launching a new feature for Apple Fitness Plus subscribers that turns your Apple Watch into a motivational running coach: Apple Time to Run. A new Time to Run episode will be downloaded to your watch each week, starting Monday January 10, and the only other things you need are a pair of Bluetooth headphones and your running shoes . Each run is led by one of Apple's coaches, who has plott

Tired of getting endless spam text messages on your iPhone? You can hide and silence most spam messages in the Messages app by filtering unknown senders into their own group. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

63Wired / 11h
It's an American solution to a global problem.

Miami Novo Raises $90M•
44TechCrunch / 11h
Novo , the startup building a new kind of banking service from the ground up for small and medium businesses, has closed a significant round of funding to take the next step in growing its platform. It has raised $90 million, a Series B round that values the Miami-based startup at $700 million, funding that it will use to build out its infrastructure (going from 24,000 customers to 150,000 is no

When it comes to 4G home broadband , no other provider is able to offer the kind of prices that Three can. And if it wasn't already far enough in front of the competition, it has just gone and reduced its prices again. Starting from £14 per month , we saw Three drop prices like these in a flash sale back in September. But this time you have way longer to work out whether to change up your regular

Futurism / 11h
By Brandt Ranj The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a venue for companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung to show off their most futuristic products. This year’s show, which just wrapped up in Las Vegas, didn’t disappoint. Some of the products are several years away from release, but we’ve sifted through the noise (and press releases) to find the five coolest tech products announced du

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

As the number of websites and online services that make up the internet continue to grow, so too do the number of takedown requests made by countries around the world. After Google announced the number of content removal requests it receives from national governments and their agencies since 2009 in its annual Transparency Report, VPN provider Surfshark analyzed these files to spot any particular

Microsoft is currently working on the next big update to Windows 11, tentatively called Sun Valley 2. This is already shaping up to be a collection of small and big refinements across the whole operating system of Windows 11, alongside some new features, such as Android apps appearing on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft is yet to officially reveal the 22H1 update to Windows 11, but through leaks, r

I was ready to throw in the towel on renewing my Global Entry membership last week. Last Tuesday, I landed in Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal B after my third international flight in a matter of three months and was once again denied the ability to renew my membership on arrival. But first, let’s rewind to early November when I submitted my renewal application for Global Entry . M

Economists Blame Rising•
500+NYT > Technology / 11h
Recent research underlines the central role that automation has played in widening disparities.

Horizon Forbidden West•
An early build of Horizon Forbidden West has leaked online, specifically for the PlayStation 4 version. According to VGC , the build is indeed legitimate and, while missing some art assets, contains all of the content that will be part of the final release. A couple of screenshots have already begun making the rounds on social media platforms like Reddit . However, they don't appear to spoil anyt

A couple of terrific PS5 SSD deals are available today if you've found your console's storage space lacking following an influx of new games over Christmas. The first is this 1TB Samsung 980 Pro for £128.99 at Amazon (was £176.99). That's just £2 more than the cheapest ever price we saw during Black Friday and excellent value for a speedy high-capacity SSD from one of the best manufacturers in th

Maryland Pig Heart•
The news: A pig’s heart has been transplanted into a human being for the first time. David Bennett Sr., a man with terminal heart disease, received the genetically modified heart during an eight-hour operation on Friday January 7 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, which issued a statement last night. The operation was a last-ditch effort on behalf of Bennett, 57, who had been deemed in

Razer N95 Zephyr Mask•
Razer has had to retract claims that its Zephyr Pro mask features N95 grade filters following accusations of being misleading. Razer unveiled the Zephyr Pro – an upgraded version of the original Zephyr mask – earlier this week. Advertised as an air purifier, the Zephyr Pro also comes with a voice amplifier – and Razer's characteristic RGB colored lighting. However, as pointed out by the likes of

Google has added new functionality to its Chrome browser to make sure the Y2K-styled bug that broke many websites ages ago doesn’t repeat in the near future. The Google Chrome browser is currently at its 96th iteration, and sooner rather than later, it will achieve the milestone of its 100th version. That, if history is any indication, could potentially result in some websites not being displayed

Nvidia Bright Computing•
Nvidia has acquired Bright Computing as it looks to boost its high-performance computing systems (HPC) operations across the board Although perhaps best known for its graphics cards , Nvidia operates across a wide range of other fields, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which it believes can be helped by Bright Computing's offerings. The two companies have been working close

Nvidia RTX 3080 12•
A French retailer has seemingly confirmed that preorders will be available later today for the GeForce RTX 3080 with 12GB GDDR6X memory , a refreshed version of the original RTX 3080 graphics card. Nvidia revealed a pair of new desktop graphics cards at CES 2022 – the RTX 3090 Ti and the RTX 3050 , though things have been pretty quiet regarding an announcement for the refreshed RTX 3080. As repor

300+Wired / 12h
The game tells the story of a Sámi reindeer herder reconnecting with the ancient ways of his people.

72Wired / 12h
ASML quietly built a chip machine manufacturing empire but a sales ban on its most advanced tech in China may hinder its growth plans.

35Wired / 12h
Replace that endless to-do list with a system that helps you prioritize your goals and dreams.

59How-To Geek / 12h
Scrolling through feeds is arguably one of the most common things people do on smartphones and tablets. Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, TikTok, and many other services thrive on it. But is all of this mindless scrolling adding anything to your life? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Kuo Apple MacBook Pro•
Analysts predict that Apple’s MR headset will have the same computing power as the MacBook Pro – even if other reports suggest you’ll only be able to use it for brief periods of time. The speculation surrounding the mixed reality headset’s processing power comes from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider ). He predicts the Apple headset will likely have the same M1 chip and similar computi

Cruise Hawaii Honolulu•
Big-ship cruising is finally — finally! — restarting in Hawaii. After a 22-month period without a single voyage around the Hawaiian islands by a vessel that carried more than a few dozen people, Princess Cruises ‘ Grand Princess on Sunday arrived in Honolulu on the first leg of a 15-night sailing from Los Angeles. The 2,590-passenger ship is the first from any major cruise line to visit Hawaii si

Google Apple RCS iMessage•
Since iOS 5 back in 2011, Apple introduced a new message standard called iMessage. If you use an iOS or Mac device, you’ll most likely have used the feature through the Messages app. These show as a blue bubble that allows you to send reactions, emojis, GIFs, and more. However, a relatively new standard in messaging has started to appear in recent years called RCS (Rich Communication Services), w

Xbox Series Microsoft•
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S sales are currently outpacing those of any previous Xbox console, according to Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer. On an episode of the New York Times podcast , Spencer revealed that the two consoles have been selling extremely well since launching in November 2020. “At this point, we’ve sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than

Uber Longer Apple Watch•
Engadget / 12h
Did you know that you could hail an Uber using your Apple Watch? No? Well it doesn't really matter anyway, because the Uber Watch app has effectively been discontinued, according to Apple Insider . If you try to use it, a message pops up asking you to switch the mobile app instead. It further states "we no longer [sic] supporting the Apple Watch app. Sorry for the inconvenience," with a crying em

500+Gizmodo / 12h
The U.S. covid-19 vaccination rate has slipped to 59th in the world, right behind Iran and Sri Lanka, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University . The U.S. was ranked 55th in November of 2021 , 40th in September , and 18th back in July , but has struggled with an onslaught of medical disinformation… Read more...

80Mashable / 12h
Way back in the distant, foggy days of 2012, what did people think the future would look like? What did people imagine 2022 might have in store in terms of the way technology would intersect with our daily lives? YouTuber Tom Scott had some thoughts. 10 years ago he gave a talk in which he predicted how phones and the internet might look in a decade's time, and in the video above he reviews his o

It’s mid-January and many people in states where the temperatures are plunging may be dreaming about escaping to warmer weather right about now. How does Southern California sound? You can fly on Delta Air Lines to sunny Los Angeles for as little as 6,000 SkyMiles roundtrip with this deal. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . (Photo

Following its discovery of the Shrootless vulnerability back in October 2021, Microsoft has uncovered a new macOS vulnerability that it says could be exploited to gain unauthorized access to a user's data. Tracked as CVE-2021-30970 , the new “powerdir” flaw found by the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team could allow an attacker to bypass the Transparency, Consent and Control (TCC) technology in

5 Telesat Canada Samsung•
The number of commercially available 5G services reached 200 by the end of 2021, according to the Global Suppliers Association (GSA), which says 99 operators were at least evaluating standalone (SA 5G) technology. As many as 78 nations now had at least one standards-compliant 5G network, while the GSA’s end of year report also found that four fifths of 5G operators had launched a 5G Fixed Wireles

Xbox Spencer Platform•
Xbox boss Phil Spencer has suggested that there should be a global ban-list across multiple gaming platforms. The proposed program would see individuals banned no matter where they play. This proposal comes as an idea to clean up the gaming space in a more comprehensive manner, creating a centralized ban system that operates across multiple platforms. Ideally, he posits it would see individuals p

StoreDot Led VinFast•
36TechCrunch / 12h
StoreDot , the Israeli next-generation battery technology startup touting an “extreme fast charging” (XFC) battery for electric vehicles, has secured the first close of its latest funding round led by Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer VinFast. The Series D round is due to close at up to $80 million. The capital will be used for the completion of StoreDot’s R&D and mass production scale-up

Hilton Honors has launched its latest promotion on purchased points , which is in line with the best offers we see from the program. Promotion on purchased Hilton Honors points Through Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Hilton Honors is offering a bonus on purchased points . It would appear that the standard offer is for a 100% bonus if you purchase at least 15,000 points in one transaction. However, i

Dying Light 2 Hours•
Development studio Techland has clarified the length of Dying Light 2 - its upcoming open-world, parkour zombie game - in response to backlash from disappointed fans. Over the weekend, the studio claimed on Twitter that the game would take “at least 500 hours” to fully complete. Although intended as a positive announcement, it quickly drew complaints about unnecessarily bloated game lengths, as w

EduMe Raises $20M Scale•
26TechCrunch / 12h
“Deskless” workers have become a big focus for tech companies looking for new opportunities in the B2B market, and today a startup targeting this segment with e-learning tools is announcing a round of funding to fuel its own growth. EduMe , a London startup that provides online corporate training and education in the form of “microlearning” modules that companies build themselves — aimed at fast-