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TechCrunch / 6min
The year 2021 saw more and bigger deals closed in Africa, as tech startups across the continent raised close to $5 billion . This amount was double the previous year’s investment, and nine times what was raised five years ago, an indication of how much the startup scene has transformed over the last few years. Fintechs dominated the fundraising, accounting for $3.1 billion, or two thirds of all t

Engadget / 9min
Marjorie Taylor Greene says she also lost access to Facebook, a day after Twitter banned her personal account. Unlike Twitter's suspension, which is permanent, Facebook's penalty will only last for 24 hours. According to The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , NBC News and other sources, Greene shared a screenshot on Telegram and Gettr (a social media platform for conservatives) showing a

Marjorie Taylor Greene•
Mashable / 51min
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene started off her 2022 with a ban. That's not a typo — she was permanently suspended from Twitter on Sunday , after repeatedly posting false and misleading information about COVID and vaccines, which violated the platform's misinformation policy . Naturally, Late Show host Stephen Colbert had to address this development in his first monologue of the year. "That's right,

AT&T Verizon 5 FAA•
Engadget / 2h
AT&T and Verizon won't start rolling out their C-band 5G service on January 5th after all. The carriers have agreed to comply with a request from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department to push back their 5G expansion by two more weeks. Authorities asked the companies for extra time to investigate concerns regarding possible interference with aircraft systems and ele

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Google DevOps and Blockchain Developer Bundle is on sale for £22.57, saving you 96% on list price. Blockchain and DevOps are both buzzworthy terms in the IT world these days. In fact, blockchain technology is poised to change the way business is conducted with promises of safer transactions and revolutionised supply chains. And DevOps is gaining momentum as a means to automate and inte

LG G2 CES 2022 OLED•
LG has had a pretty incredible winning streak with its OLED televisions the past couple of years. LG’s C1 has been the flat screen to beat, so there’s little surprise that the company’s 2022 lineup caught our (virtual) attention at CES this year. It seems like the company is content leaving well enough alone, with a relatively minor update to the best-selling televisions, adding some additional s

AT&T Verizon 5 FAA•
The companies will wait two weeks and work with the government.

The firm's value more than doubled during the pandemic as people bought more gadgets during lockdowns.

Sean Bean is back as Mr. Wilford in the third season of Snowpiercer . We finally have a full trailer for the upcoming third season of Snowpiercer , and the power struggle between Layton (Daveed Diggs) and Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean) is heating up in earnest. There is also a glimmer of hope for humanity, as Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) managed to make a map to a rumored "new Eden" before presumably per

AT&T Verizon Delay•
A potential aviation industry impasse has been averted at the last minute. A deal was reached Monday night on the rollout of 5G technology that airline groups had warned could cause widespread flight delays and cancelations. The deal between the federal government and two key wireless companies will delay the implementation of 5G C-band technology by two weeks, from Jan. 5 to Jan. 19. After the t

Apple $3 Trillion Company•
Early demand for the iPhone 13 saw Apple regain second place in the global market for smartphones. However, in spite of fears of a reversal due to the chipset shortage, the Cupertino-based tech giant became the first company to be valued at $3 trillion on Monday (January 3). The company's market capitalization, which had crossed $1 trillion dollars in August of 2018, doubled it two years later in

AT&T Verizon Delay•
The companies will wait two weeks and work with the government.

Tesla China Xinjiang•
The world's most valuable car maker opened the new showroom in the city of Urumqi on New Year's Eve.

Samsung Galaxy S21•
33Mashable / 7h
If you wanted a Samsung Galaxy S21 last year but never got around to it for whatever reason, we have great news: It’s back, and a little bit cheaper now. At CES 2022, Samsung announced the new Galaxy S21 Fan Edition 5G, or FE. It’s essentially a slightly cheaper and downgraded (especially regarding the camera) version of last year’s flagship. It looks fairly similar, with the same hole-punch self

Gizmodo / 7h
LG is updating its fleet of OLED TVs at CES, and while the underlying technology remains mostly the same, the company’s 2022 lineup has gained some enticing enhancements. Read more...

Samsung Galaxy S21•
Well, what time do you call this? We were expecting the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to show up in August, and when it was a no-show, some rumors said it'd been canceled; it's finally shown up though, at the annual tech event CES 2022 . That's interesting timing for this new addition to the Galaxy S21 family, as the new member of the line comes eleven months after its siblings, and likely only a month o

LG G2 CES 2022 OLED•
Engadget / 7h
As is something of an annual tradition for the company, LG is using CES as a venue to share the first details on its 2022 TV lineup. Much like last year , the company is touting improved brightness as one of the main reasons to buy its 2022 sets. That's because this year LG's more affordable C2 lineup will also include the "evo" panel technology the company debuted in 2021. Additionally, LG claim

Samsung Galaxy S21•
Engadget / 7h
At CES 2022 today, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S21 FE (or “Fan Edition”) phone. This is basically a tweaked version of last year’s S21 that the company is selling for $700 starting January 11th. That’s $100 less than the regular S21, and for the price this year’s model offers the same 5nm processors, same 120Hz refresh rate (in a slightly bigger screen) and a similar triple camera sys

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 FE back in 2020, its $700 sticker price felt groundbreaking. We called the phone “fancy but frugal” in our detailed review, as it was arguably the best bargain flagship of its day. Well, it’s funny how things change. Samsung just announced the Galaxy S21 FE, and even with that same $700 price tag, it’s a hard sell in 2022. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Editon) 5G is one of the worst-kept secrets in the smartphone world. At last, Samsung has put the rumors to bed by revealing a reasonably-priced smartphone with just the right amount of features at CES 2022. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After an endless stream of leaks and rumors, OnePlus has shared its first teaser image of the 10 Pro flagship and announced a January 10th release in China. The OnePlus 10 Pro’s features, specs, and global release date are still a mystery, though there’s a lot we can infer about the device based on this first official image. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 7h
Samsung was so focused on its latest foldable phones last fall it seems there wasn’t room (or more likely the resources) for a refresh of its flagship Galaxy S phone line. But it’s a new year and now Samsung is kicking things off with the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE. Read more...

CES, in general, isn’t much of a phone show. That certainly applies to Samsung, which tends to save its big mobile news for Mobile World Congress, a month or two from now. Instead, the event is more about big things: TVs, washing machines, etc. Over the past few years, however, the electronics giant has used the show as a platform for launching its budget flagship — again, just ahead of the launc

LG G2 CES 2022 OLED•
New processors, better blacks, reformulated panels, and new boundary-stretching sizes are all in store for LG’s 2022 OLED, QNED, and UHD TV lineup, which it introduced here at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. LG’s OLED line has come a long way since the first 55-inch panel was unveiled for an eye-popping $11,999. Now the market is filled with 4K TVs for well under $500 and stiff competition in the still-pr

Samsung Galaxy S21•
SlashGear / 7h
Source: SlashGear Expectations may be high for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22, but for CES 2022 it’s the long-rumored Galaxy S21 FE that’s making its debut. Most affordable of the S21 family, the new Android 12 phone starts at under $700 yet still manages to keep most of what makes its flagship siblings feel special. Though you might question just where the … Continue reading

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Liquid Death , a water brand that began life in 2018 with a funny video to first test the concept, has grown deadly serious about its growth prospects. The L.A.-based outfit, which sells canned mountain water from the Alps that will “murder your thirst,” has just landed $75 million in Series C funding led by the startup studio Science, which helped launch the company and now owns a “strong minori

The classic smartphone's life comes to an end on 4 January as the firm switches off support.

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
300+Gizmodo / 7h
Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of blood testing startup Theranos, will go down in history as the female entrepreneur who took Silicon Valley by storm, talked a smooth game, and left financial disaster in her wake. On Monday, a California jury added another line to biography: a company executive guilty of so many… Read more...

Last week, in response to someone who tweeted that VCs were racist, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Joe Lonsdale attributed disparities in venture capital investing to “average black culture.” “A real view: average black culture needs to step it up and stop having as many kids born out of wedlock (statistical indicator of underperformance) / who don’t value education or spend as much time on

SlashGear / 7h
Tada Images/Shutterstock Apple made headlines in mid-2021 when it announced its Apple Music service would offer lossless audio in June of that year. The audio upgrade would be available to users at no extra cost, but some users didn’t fully understand the benefit of lossless audio, especially after years of digital music that sounded perfectly acceptable. For decades, digital media has been … Con

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
Convicted of four of 11 charges of fraud, Ms. Holmes can appeal her conviction.

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
38Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes and her partner, Billy Evans, right, leave the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building on November 23, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (credit: Ethan Swope/Getty Images) Elizabeth Holmes was convicted today of three counts of criminal wire fraud and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The jury delivered its verdict after six days

Jabra Elite 4 ANC 7•
Gizmodo / 8h
Jabra’s Active wireless earbud lineup has always been one of my favorites for workouts. They’re actually impervious to sweat, they fit perfectly, and the smartphone app allows for plenty of customization, which is great for people like me who love a bass-forward EQ for running outside. Now Jabra has a new addition to… Read more...

Exotel Steadview Capital•
24TechCrunch / 8h
Exotel said on Tuesday it has raised $40 million in a financing round, just three months after securing $35 million in funding, as the Bangalore-based startup demonstrates growth for its full-stack customer engagement platform in emerging markets. Steadview Capital led the startup’s Series D round. Exotel, which counts Blume Ventures and IIFL Asset Management among its backers, has raised about $

Withings Body Scan•
Our health is not confined to our weight, any more than it's just about our muscles or mobility. Health is, at least in part, a physical condition and that means your whole body - all of you. A typical scale can't measure that, but Withing's wild, new Body Scan device, unveiled at CES 2022 , can. Withings Body Scan is a scale, but it's also a series of sensors embedded in the platform and a speci

OnePlus 10 Pro China•
We've been seeing the OnePlus 10 Pro series leak so frequently in the last few weeks, that your eyes might gloss over at seeing even more – but to shake things up, OnePlus itself has unveiled the design of the phone, and has also confirmed its launch date. As part of CES2022 , an annual tech show which is currently going through an exhibitor crisis due to Covid , OnePlus has provided some informa

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
Convicted of four of 11 charges of fraud, Ms. Holmes can appeal her conviction.

Withings Body Scan•
Engadget / 8h
Over five years after the release of the Body Cardio (and one flirtation with Nokia later), French company Withings has released its far most technologically advanced connected scale yet, the Body Scan. The big change over the last model is the addition of a handle with four stainless steel electrodes that allows it to measure ECG, segmented body composition (fat/water in your arms, legs and tors

Moen Smart Faucet 2022•
Engadget / 8h
Moen has pulled back the curtain on its latest faucet, and it's one that you can control without touching at all. The Smart Faucet with Motion Control allows users to adjust both the temperature and flow using gestures. There are a variety of styles to fit in with homeowners' design preferences and so confident is Moen about the tech that there are even versions without a handle. Selecting hot, c

Netgear Nighthawk 6E•
Engadget / 8h
January has arrived, and with it, new entries to Netgear’s long list of wireless routers for both gamers and professionals. This year, the major talking point is likely to be the new Nighthawk RAXE300, which sits a little below the flagship RAXE500 in the company’s high-end line. The RAXE300 offers a combined top WiFi speed of 7.8Gbps, plus the benefit of being able to leverage the 6GHz band for

Engadget / 8h
It’s been the better part of two years since Y-Brush started shipping , offering people a different way to clean their teeth. The retainer-shaped device is filled with nylon bristles which you put into your mouth, promising to sanitize your chompers in just 10 seconds. Now, at CES 2022, the company is showing off the concept for its second-generation device that’ll offer a lot more than its prede

OnePlus 10 Pro China•
Engadget / 8h
First out of the gates in 2022, OnePlus has a new flagship for anyone already looking for a smartphone refresh. The company is holding back from revealing absolutely everything (well, most things), but that hasn't stopped leaks and rumors of a 6.7-inch display with high refresh rates, and the very latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor . We're intrigued to hear more about the camera array, which wil

Withings Body Scan•
Gizmodo / 8h
Two years into a global pandemic with no end in sight is as good a time as any to try to get back into shape. To make that easier while minimizing regular trips to a public gym or doctor’s office, Withings has updated its smart scale with a new feature that improves the accuracy of the data the scale collects whenever… Read more...

Netgear Nighthawk 6E•
Gizmodo / 8h
We were impressed with Netgear’s WiFi 6E Nighthawk RAXE500 router, but it’s also $600 and is meant for larger houses. Now Netgear has a cheaper option, the $400 Nighthawk RAXE300, which is designed for smaller homes that still need ultra-fast (and futureproofed) wifi. Read more...

Gizmodo / 8h
OnePlus usually debuts its new flagship phone in the spring. But this year, the company is switching it up: OnePlus is revealing the new One Plus 10 Pro in Las Vegas this week prior to the flagship’s official launch in China on Jan. 11. Read more...

Moen Smart Faucet 2022•
Gizmodo / 8h
Whatever the post-covid world looks like, most of us are going to be a little more conscious about germs, which makes Moen’s new smart faucets a perfectly timed upgrade. The latest version allows the faucets to be operated using just hand gestures, eliminating the need for a handle altogether. Read more...

OnePlus 10 Pro China•
SlashGear / 8h
Image: OnePlus / OPPO There’ll be multiple variants of the OnePlus 10 Pro eventually, but for now, we have a few details on the first. The OnePlus 10 Pro was shown by OnePlus today with a first-wave launch date and place. The design for the device (in a couple of iterations) was also shared by the company just before the machine was ready for … Continue reading

There are many cool smart home gadgets at CES every year, and this one is no exception. Moen’s Smart Faucet with Motion Control is one such gadget. It’s a smart faucet for your home that does everything you need it to without ever touching it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

There’s a new smart scale in the world from Withings, and it’s truly something to behold. Capturing your weight is just the tip of the iceberg regarding what the Withings Body Scan can do. If you’re at all health-conscious, this scale might be precisely what you’ve been waiting for. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Multipoint is one of those Bluetooth features that manufacturers and customers tend to overlook, and I really can’t figure out why. It lets you connect earbuds with multiple devices at once, eliminating the need to re-pair the Bluetooth signal as you jump from your phone to your laptop. Now, Jabra says it’s bringing Multipoint to the Elite 7 Pro and Elite 7 Active, and I couldn’t be happier. Read

Withings Body Scan•
Your bathroom scales have been capable of telling you more than your weight for a while, and Withings is one of the companies leading the charge on that front ( since 2009 ). Today, the company announced its Withings Body Scan, which continues the company’s bid for being your measure-all-the-things-about-yourself brand of choice. In addition to weight, the $299 slate of glass promises to measure

Enlarge / Royal mummy of Amenhotep I, the second pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, at Cairo Museum, Egypt. (credit: Patrick Landmann/Getty Images ) Amenhotep I was an Egyptian pharaoh best known for building numerous temples and inspiring the formation of a funerary cult after his death. His mummy, first discovered in 1881, has never been opened, because conservators were reluctant to damage something

Elizabeth Holmes Theranos•
A jury found the Silicon Valley ex-CEO guilty on four of 11 counts after seven days of deliberations.

Holmes Theranos SV•
In Silicon Valley’s world of make-believe, the philosophy of “fake it until you make it” finally gets its comeuppance.

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
500+Wired / 8h
A jury acquits the former CEO of the failed blood-testing startup on four other charges, and deadlocks on three.

Capital One has been making major changes to its rewards program for the past few years. First, we saw Capital One add airline transfer partners back in 2018. Since then, Capital One has incrementally added more partners, including some hotel loyalty programs, and improved the transfer ratios for most of them. The issuer also recently launched the new Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
100+Mashable / 8h
On Monday, Jan. 3, after a four month-long trial in which Elizabeth Holmes herself took the stand, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on four counts, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud against investors in the blood-testing company. The jury was deadlocked on three of the counts earlier in the day, which each involved specific charges of wire fraud in December 2013. These counts are sti

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
The case against the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos came to symbolize the pitfalls of Silicon Valley’s culture of hustle and hype.

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
300+TechCrunch / 8h
Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of defrauding investors as founder and CEO of Theranos. After four months of court proceedings and seven days of deliberations, the jury has reached a verdict that will have lasting implications in Silicon Valley and beyond. The former youngest and wealthiest female self-made billionaire was tried for two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine co

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
The founder of the once promising start-up Theranos has been found guilty of fraud. What went wrong?

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
The case against the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos came to symbolize the pitfalls of Silicon Valley’s culture of hustle and hype.

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes•
Engadget / 8h
Elizabeth Homes , the former CEO and founder of Theranos, has been found guilty on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Holmes faces up to 20 years in prison for defrauding investors in her blood testing startup. The verdict comes after a months-long trial, and more than three years after she was first charged and forced to step down as CEO in 2018. Of the 11 total charges,

Kognos Intel Threat•
20TechCrunch / 8h
Chris Jacob Contributor Chris Jacob serves as global vice president, Threat Intelligence Engineers at ThreatQuotient and previously held leadership roles at SourceFire, Fidelis Cybersecurity and Webroot. Threat intelligence has been a part of cyber defense processes in the private sector for nearly a decade now. Many threat intelligence teams were initially composed of classically trained intel o

Elizabeth Holmes 11•
The jurors said earlier on Monday that they were deadlocked on three of 11 counts facing Ms. Holmes, but were asked to fill out a verdict form on the other charges.

There are lots of apps that promise to make you healthier and happier but are they any good?

US AT&T Verizon FAA 5•
SlashGear / 9h
BrandonKleinPhoto/Shutterstock Verizon and AT&T have rejected a call by the US government to delay their rollout of 5G spectrum over concerns about airline safety and continuing an ongoing showdown over the next-generation wireless technology. Verizon and AT&T collectively spent more than $68 billion at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction in February 2021 (via the FCC). The spectrum

SlashGear / 9h
Girts Ragelis/Shutterstock When choosing a gaming monitor for your PS5, the first thing to remember is that Sony designed the PS5 knowing it is primarily used in living rooms (via BBC). This means displays best suited for the console align with standard TV resolutions and 16:9 or 21:9 widescreen aspect ratios. In particular, Sony has targeted 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TVs with … Continue reading

If you want to let your inner beach bum out this winter, then this deal to Florida could be for you. American , Delta , JetBlue , Southwest and United are offering flights below $100 round-trip to Fort Myers. Travel from January to November to this low-key Gulf Coast destination known as the City of Palms. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter .

Docker containers are intentionally isolated environments. Each container has its own filesystem which can’t be directly accessed by other containers or your host. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

When it comes to aesthetically pleasing TVs, it’s hard to find one that beats Samsung’s The Frame. It’s as much a piece of art as it is a finely tuned piece of tech. There’s a new Frame for 2022, which Samsung showed off at CES 2022, and it looks even better than before. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mercedes Vision EQXX•
75How-To Geek / 9h
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its Vision EQXX concept vehicle during a virtual presentation at CES 2022, and yeah, this thing lives up to the hype. Not only does the EQXX feature an obscene 648-mile range, but it’s the most efficient EV ever made—it can travel over 60 miles (around 100 kilometers) using just 10kWh of energy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Restarting Google Chrome helps you fix minor glitches and activate certain extensions in the browser. It’s easy to close and reopen Chrome on your desktop and mobile devices, and we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Computer monitors are everywhere during CES 2022, but there’s one from Samsung that’s truly something to behold—the Odyssey Neo G8. It has everything you could ever want from a computer monitor and plenty of things you’d never even think of. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PowerPoint offers many ways to create unique presentations using animations. You can do something simple like making a typewriter animation or something theatrical like displaying Star Wars scrolling text. Another option is to reveal one line at a time. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ribbit Capital SEC•
52TechCrunch / 9h
Ribbit Capital, a venture firm best known for its fintech investments, has raised $1.15 billion in new capital in what appears to be a close of its seventh fund, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The new fund, dubbed Ribbit Capital VII LP, is believed to be the final close of the fund. The amount is significantly higher than the $750 million the firm wa

GAF Energy Tesla Solar•
Putting solar panels on the roof is increasingly realistic for the average homeowner, but they tend to be specialized, aftermarket affairs or else whole-roof replacements. GAF Energy, a division of the roofing giant, claims its new solar shingles are simple enough to install that no special equipment or knowledge is required, making home renewable energy that much more accessible. Solar shingles

45TechCrunch / 9h
Mandy Andress Contributor Mandy Andress is the chief information security officer at Elastic , an enterprise search company, and has more than 25 years of experience in information risk management and security. More posts by this contributor Pushing for an ‘apolitical’ workplace is immoral (and unrealistic) Critical thinking and problem-solving are considered vital attributes for the cybersecurit

EVGA Nvidia RTX 3090•
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti hasn't been announced yet, but already the rumor mill is starting to swirl around an upgraded model of the best graphics card for the consumer market you can buy – assuming you can actually find one for sale, that is. Given the ridiculous state of the graphics card market following the release of the first batch of Nvidia Ampere graphics cards in September and Octob

33TechCrunch / 10h
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 back to Daily Crunch for January 3, 2022! It’s a new year, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to reinvent the wheel. This newsletter is going to stick to its tried-and-true format, so expect few surprises and lots of news. Before we start, a big th

CES Targus Backpack Apple•
SlashGear / 10h
Targus Targus, the company arguably best known for its tech backpacks and other bags, has introduced a bunch of new products for CES 2022, including two that are particularly notable: the Cypress Hero Backpack with Apple Find My tech and the new DOCK720 hybrid dock with USB-C connectivity. Each model is exciting in its own way, offering everything from location tracking … Continue reading

When it comes to international travel during COVID-19 , you need a backup plan — and a backup for your backup plan. It’s not just us here at TPG saying this, either. The U.S. Department of State says you need one, too. As the omicron variant spreads worldwide, the State Department noted that international travelers might face “unexpected challenges” related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans, th

CES Targus Backpack Apple•
Engadget / 10h
Apple's Find My tech is making its way into more products, including a backpack from Targus. The Cypress Hero Backpack has a built-in location tracker that could help its rightful owner find it through the Find My network if it goes missing. Conversely, if you misplace your iPhone, you can press a button on the backpack to ping your phone, as long as you've set things up in the Targus app. Targus

Fresh off the release of Alder Lake , Intel is heading into CES 2022 in a better position than it has in years - at least since the release of the Intel Core i9-9900K . And not only are its 12th-generation processors strong, but we know Intel has some exciting things cooking in 2022 - it's just a question of what will actually be at the show tomorrow. It's likely that the core of the show will be

BlackBerry End Era•
Android-powered devices carrying the BlackBerry name won’t be affected. For some, it’s a farewell to an era when BlackBerries dominated airport lounges and the West Wing.

49Gizmodo / 10h
Video game consoles have evolved into multi-purpose entertainment hubs, letting gamers stream movies, chat with friends, and do far more than just play games. The 32-year-old Nintendo Game Boy, by comparison, was strictly a game machine—at least until Sebastian Staacks found a way to expand its capabilities , including… Read more...

Steelers Browns Monday•
Somehow, both Cleveland and Pittsburgh still have an outside shot at making the playoffs, but with Baker Mayfield and Ben Roethlisberger calling the shots, you might want to watch this one through your fingers. Read on as we explain how to get a Browns vs Steelers live stream and watch NFL Monday Night Football online no matter where you are today. Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers live str

Acer Chromebooks 513•
The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 , one of the best 2-in-1 Chromebooks around, is about to get a major upgrade in the form of MediaTek's new Kompanio 1380 SoC at CES 2022 . The new Kompanio 1380 is MediaTek's shot at the high-end SoC market, making it something we definitely want to get our hands on and test for ourselves. MediaTek chips for Chromebooks are generally in the 500- or 800-series, which m

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 ...

500+Gizmodo / 11h
Composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman is unquestionably talented. Over his long career, he helped create John Waters’ long-running musical Hairspray , scored films like Sleepless in Seattle and Mary Poppins Returns , and has won a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony for his work (meaning he only needs an Oscar to complete his… Read more...

Editor’s note: Perini Ranch Steakhouse provided a free dinner and stay for the author. The opinions expressed below are entirely his and weren’t subject to review by Perini Ranch Steakhouse or any external entity. You’ve probably never heard of Buffalo Gap, Texas, population 731. But you might have heard of Perini Ranch Steakhouse , the world-famous restaurant that put it on the map. The owners,

Microsoft Exchange•
100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Microsoft has released a fix for a harebrained Exchange Server bug that shut down on-premises mail delivery around the world just as clocks were chiming in the new year. The mass disruption stemmed from a date check failure in Exchange Server 2016 and 2019 that made it impossible for servers to accommodate the year 2022, prompting some to call it the Y2K22 bug. The

Enlarge / Just some of the prizes available in this year's Ars Technica Charity Drive Sweepstakes. (credit: Kyle Orland) If you've been too busy playing the best games of 2021 to take part in this year's Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes , don't worry. You still have time to donate to a good cause and get a chance to win your share of over $1,600 worth of swag (no purchase necessary to win).

When the calendar changes, the temperature cools and the ticket prices drop, it’s a good time to follow the sage advice of the notable newspaperman Horace Greeley and “Go West, young man!” There is a major sale for winter flights to Los Angeles from a number of cities, with many nonstops available. This deal also works in reverse if you live in the City of Angels and are looking to head out of to

Oral-B CES 2022 Smart•
SlashGear / 11h
Oral-B Oral-B has expanded its iO electric toothbrush line with the iO4, iO5, and iO10 with iOSense. The latter model is the most notable of the new line, adding in connected tech that, Oral-B claims, helps users better monitor and control their oral health using things like live coaching and a brushing timer. The new iO toothbrushes were introduced as part … Continue reading

44TechCrunch / 11h
It’s always a sticky business predicting what’s going to happen in tech, because who knows what’s going on behind the scenes or what’s coming next. Would you have thought, for instance, that Salesforce would spend almost $28 billion to buy Slack at the end of 2020? Or that in 2021, Jeff Bezos would step back at Amazon with a domino effect of Andy Jassy moving into his role , and Adam Selipsky com

Three Apple Watch 911 7•
300+Gizmodo / 12h
Apple has debuted a pretty intense commercial to pump up the new Apple Watch Series 7 with LTE. I must admit, when I first saw it, I was left almost speechless, my mouth slightly agape. The first thing I managed to think of a few seconds afterwards was, “Well, that was mighty unsettling.” Read more...

Matt Damon•
100+Futurism / 12h
Pure Peer Pressure A new ad that debuted during Sunday evening’s football games is getting roasted for star Matt Damon’s obtuse portrayal of cryptocurrency. The ad, with the audacious title “Fortune Favors the Brave,” has racked up more than 11 million views on’s official YouTube channel since its October debut, but went viral yesterday after its NFL weekend spot. It feature

EVGA Nvidia RTX 3090•
Possible specs for EVGA’s rumored GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N have been recently leaked. While the original source took down said details, Harukaze captured them in time before their own tweet disappeared in smoke. However, the leaked information is now in the wild and what we’ve gotten so far sounds rather impressive. The RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N will have a new PCB and shroud design, and there are e

FDA Expands Pfizer COVID•
SlashGear / 12h
viewimage/Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken multiple actions to expand vaccine availability for children in an effort to combat the COVID-19 virus, including authorizing a booster dose for children. Two years into the pandemic and the world is once again experiencing another major surge in cases, this time driven by the Omicron variant. Omicron has a record number … Co

BlackBerry Phones Stop•
92TechCrunch / 12h
It’s easy to forget now in the age of Apple and Android, but at one time, BlackBerry owned the business smartphone market. You could have your Motorolas and your Nokias and your Samsungs, but for business, BlackBerry was it. Stalwart. Secure. Functional. As TechCrunch reported this morning , BlackBerry is shutting down its remaining services, and users running BlackBerry devices with BlackBerry O

Morgan Stanley Data•
The Wall Street bank Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $60m to settle a lawsuit filed by customers who say the firm's poor security practices left their personal data at risk. A preliminary settlement of the class action lawsuit was recently filed in Manhattan federal court though it still requires approval by US District Judge Analisa Torres according to a new report from Reuters . If approved, t

France is nothing if inconsistent in maintaining its COVID-19 entry protocols, having changed the process for obtaining the requisite digital health pass four times, now requiring a COVID-19 booster shot for visitors, reinstituting mask mandates and, just yesterday, instituting quarantine for unvaccinated visitors from certain countries, including the United States. For American travelers heading

Apple $3 Trillion Company•
100+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Anadolu Agency | Financial Times ) Apple has become the first company to hit a market capitalization of $3 trillion, after its value rose by $1 trillion in less than 16 months as the coronavirus pandemic turbocharged Big Tech. The iPhone maker became a $1 trillion company in August 2018 and two years later became the first company to be valued at $2 trillion. On Monday, shares in

YouTuber Asus Z690•
69Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Burned out MOSFETs on an Asus Z690 motherboard. (credit: Reddit user Duhjahno ) Intel's high-end 12th-generation Core processors use a lot of power and generate a lot of heat, but Asus' ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard takes things to the next level. A "potential reversed memory capacitor" in some boards can cause them to catch on fire. The problem was initially hunted down by the Actu

Samsung 2022 Neo QLED•
46Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Here's the first publicly released render of Samsung's new Mini LED TV. (credit: Samsung ) It's that time of year again: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is upon us, and companies like Samsung are announcing the first details of their 2022 product refreshes. That includes Samsung's flagship TV lineup, which will this year see an iterative step over last year's models. The company's l

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. Not only did I want to post a reminder of this since it’s a new year, but I also wanted to point out how lucrative this bonus is in the first quarter, as you could be earning up to 9x points on your grocery store spendi

Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Jennifer Croce , who used points and miles to book a trip to Spain and Portugal with her mother and godmother to celebrate their retirements next fall. They calculated that they’ll be getting over $23,000 in value from their rewards! We will be using primarily Delta and Marriott Bonvoy points. We will be using ~300k Delta points, a good chunk of which

500+Futurism / 12h
In a grim finding, a team of scientists say that people who believe myths about COVID are more likely to catch it. “Community transmission rates drop when government entities impose restrictions,” Ohio State University researcher Russell Fazio told PsyPost in a new interview about a study he