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Robert Davies secretly accessed dozens of people's devices and stole their data and photos.

TechCrunch / 33min
Africa’s mobile-money sector remains the most active of any region in the world according to GSM Association (GSMA), an umbrella body representing the interests of players in the telecommunications industry. The report shows that registered mobile money accounts in Africa stood at slightly over half a billion in 2020, a 12-percentage point growth from the previous year. The value of transactions

Meta Cambria Oculus VR•
Following the groundbreaking success of the Oculus Quest 2 , 2022 is set to be a gigantic year for virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. And at the heart of the burgeoning scene is expected to be Project Cambria, an in-development headset from Meta (né Facebook), following on from the successes of its Oculus product line. First announced at the Meta Connect conference in October 2021, P

The OnePlus Buds Pro blew us away with their great sound quality and effective noise cancellation – and the true wireless earbuds have just got even better thanks to a new firmware update. The update will bring a new feature called Dual Connection, which gives you the ability to pair the OnePlus Buds Pro with two different devices at the same time, and switch between them seamlessly when music is

Sony has allegedly increased PS4 production to help offset the ongoing demand for PS5 consoles and to “keep gamers within the PlayStation ecosystem.” According to Bloomberg , Sony has informed its assembly partners to produce more PlayStation 4 consoles throughout 2022, despite initially planning to “discontinue assembly at the end of 2021.” The decision will see about a million PS4 consoles hit

Peacemaker producer Peter Safran has said he believes there is an “opportunity” for future Suicide Squad spin-offs if the right filmmaker “has a great idea” for other characters. Speaking with IGN to promote the upcoming HBO Max show – which itself is a serialised extension of James Gunn’s 2021 movie, The Suicide Squad – Safran acknowledged the potential to tell more localised stories about chara

Mashable / 3min
Last October, Apple shocked the world by introducing a simple, grey polishing cloth at the price of $19. Needless to say, it sold out almost immediately, rendering us geeks unable to buy the perfect ironic Christmas gift. Now, as noticed by MacRumors , the legendary cleaning device is back in stock . The price is still $19, don't worry. And according to Apple's online store, the cloth should ship

Amazon has slashed 46% off the price of the Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with PowerFins & Flexology IZ300UK cordless vacuum, reducing it from £429.99 to just £229.99 – that’s the same price we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday . (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best cordless vacuum deals in your region.) The best cordless vacuums offer the same powerful suction as thei

Samsung's Galaxy Tab slates tend to be some of the best Android tablets on the market, but that quality doesn't come cheap, and a new price leak for the Galaxy Tab S8 family shows just how wallet-bustlingly expensive the new models could be. This comes from a website called Appuals , which doesn't have much of a track record for tech leaks, so take it with a healthy dose of cynicism. It's also no

Mashable / 39min
TL;DR: Save up to $10,000 on 3D printers from Glowforge . If you’re into crafts and DIY endeavors or have ever dreamed about launching a side hustle on Etsy, then you've probably already been looking into a 3D printer. After all, they allow you to make custom items at home. The challenge though is the materials needed for most typical 3D printers are limited to plastics and other filaments. That’

Mashable / 39min
TL;DR: The TRAKK Wireless Massage Pillow is just $57.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 12. It's hard to relax on flights. Whether you're in it for the long haul flying internationally or have a quick hour-long flight home, finding a comfortable way to lounge in a cramped airplane seat is the ultimate challenge. You could opt for a neck pillow and hope you're able to get a window seat to lean on.

Mashable / 39min
TL;DR: The Scopio Authentic Stock Photography Lifetime Subscription is just $29 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 12. The hardest part of maintaining a social media account for any business is having enough content to post. For a successful account, you should be posting a few times a day, but without access to high-quality imagery, that can get harder and harder to maintain. With a lifetime subscr

Mashable / 39min
TL;DR: As of Jan. 12, you can get a yearlong subscription to YogaWorks On-Demand for $59 (it's usually $239, so you're saving 75%). With snowstorms and new variants welcoming us into 2022 , we could all use a little zen. And what better way to bring on that much-needed bliss than with 75% off an entire year of yoga? It’s usually $239, but for a limited time, YogaWorks On-Demand is offering a one-

Mashable / 39min
TL;DR: As of Jan. 12, you can get The 2022 Social Media & Digital Ads Certification Bundle — a $1,600 value — for just $34.99 (that's savings of over 97%). Using social media for leisure is nothing like using it for marketing purposes. Leisurely posting that vacation photo on Instagram and receiving a handful of comments and likes is always nice, but when you run a business, you need to understan

Wear Google Finally•
Google's Wear OS smartwatches have never been built for left-handed people, but a new update is set to mean future smartwatches running the software will be a touch easier to use. Spotted by journalist Mishaal Rahman, an update to the Google Issue Tracker confirms the company is working on a feature that will allow you to rotate the screen 180 degrees. The idea is you'll be able to wear your watc

Samsung Galaxy S22•
Leaks suggest that – with the possible exception of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – the Samsung Galaxy S22 range won’t be drastically different to the Galaxy S21 range, so we’d assumed pricing would be similar. But the latest leak points to higher pricing for every model. This is according to @chunvn8888 (a leaker who doesn’t have as much of a track record as some, so we’d take this with an extra

Watts Final Destination•
Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts is bringing the Final Destination franchise back from the dead. Multiple sources, including Variety and Deadline , have reported that Watts has been brought on board to produce the franchise's first movie since 2011's Final Destination 5. The unnamed horror flick , which is being developed under the unsurprising working title Final Destination 6, will be

How-To Geek / 47min
One of Git’s core features is the ability to make multiple versions of your project. Often, these are used for short-term forks called “feature branches,” which get merged into master. However, sometimes it is necessary to have truly separate branches, which makes it harder to keep them in sync. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Kim Floyd Mayweather•
Engadget / 1h
A class action lawsuit has named Kim Kardashian , Floyd Mayweather and basketball star Paul Pierce as defendants for promoting a cryptocurrency called EthereumMax. According to Finbold , the platintiffs sued the celebrities and the still-unidentified entities behind the tokens for causing the value of the Ethereum knockoff to soar so "they could sell their portion of the Float for a profit." The

A mild electric current passes through the spoon which the manufacturer says will enhance the food.

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

App Annie Mobile 2021•
During 2021, billions were spent on apps, with TikTok, YouTube and Netflix leading the way.

Gizmodo / 2h
The best thing about the new Scream is that it knows everything. Read more...

The sign of a true entrepreneur is someone who can look around and go “wait a minute, there must be a better way. ” That approach worked well for Outlines ‘ founders, who are tackling the unsexy but pretty serious recycling issue of shower curtain liners. The company just closed a $1 million pre-seed lead by Social Impact Capital to make sure that the giant water-splash-stopping sheets of plastic

The ex-president was expelled from Twitter a year ago. What impact has it had - and will he be back?

Nigeria SeamlessHR Africa•
Africa’s appetite for cloud computing software continues to increase as connectivity and bandwidth opportunities push boundaries. Per reports, the continent’s cloud computing industry coupled with the Middle East is expected to grow to $31.4 billion in 2026 from $14.2 billion last year. SeamlessHR , a Nigeria-based company that wants to help African businesses “leverage the continent’s greatest a

App Annie Mobile 2021•
22TechCrunch / 2h
Consumer spending on mobile apps reached $170 billion in 2021, according to App Annie’s newly released “ State of Mobile 2022″ report , out today, which offers a comprehensive look at the app economy across iOS, Google Play and third-party Android app stores in China. That figure is up 19% year-over-year, which is down just one percentage point from the growth rate the firm reported in its prior

Mashable / 4h
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert has shared a little pandemic advice, urging people not to go out and deliberately catch COVID-19. Because apparently some people think that's a good idea. "It seems ridiculous to purposefully catch COVID, but according to one doctor, the idea of intentionally trying to catch Omicron is 'all the rage,'" said Colbert. "Yes, getting Omicron is super popular — I hea

Refyne Tiger Global•
23TechCrunch / 4h
Refyne has raised a new financing round, just seven months after securing its previous funding, as the Bengaluru-based startup scales its platform that helps workers access their earned salaries in real time. Tiger Global led Refyne’s $82 million Series B funding, the two said Wednesday. Existing backers QED Investors, partners of DST Global, RTP Global, Jigsaw VC and XYZ Capital also participate

Mashable / 5h
SAVE UP TO 31%: Popular Hisense and TCL TVs are on sale at Amazon. We've lined up all the best 4K TV deals in January 2022, saving you up to 31% on list price. January gets a lot of hate, but it's really not so bad. The weather tends to be bleak and everyone has lost the will to socialise. We know this sounds bad, but it just means you've got license to sit back and relax. With all that relaxing

Welcome to TechRadar Middle East's guide to getting fit in 2022. The new year is always an exciting time, and whatever your health goals, we're here to help steer you in the right direction with the best tips, advice and ideas. Whether you're planning to run a marathon or just want some new ways to get a little more active each day, we've got something lined up for you, including tips on how to c

Mashable / 5h
FREE DISNEY PLUS: Disney+ usually costs £7.99 per month, but you can claim three months for free with the best mobile deals. Get three months of Disney+ for free when you purchase a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE on Popular online retailer has dropped a bunch of tariff deals on the new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, which launched on Jan. 4. The deals alone are worth considering, b

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: The 2022 Premium Learn Game Development Bundle is on sale for £29.40, saving you 95% on list price. If you’ve been sitting on a great idea for a game, but haven’t had a clue how to bring it to life, it’s about time you signed up for some training. There’s no time like the new year to reinvent yourself and do all the things you always wanted to do. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, after all. The

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: A five-year PlayStation Plus subscription stackable code bundle is on sale for £161, saving you 26% on list price. Still can’t get your hands on the PlayStation 5? Tough luck. At least you can unlock more features of your current console with this stellar deal on PlayStation Plus . PlayStation Plus opens up access to online multiplayer mode, delivers free games to your account each month,

Mashable / 5h
SAVE 49%: Get a year of free unlimited cloud backup from Backblaze with ExpressVPN. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £5.13 per month, and includes an extra three months for free. ExpressVPN is a streaming-friendly VPN that offers fast connection speeds, powerful encryption, and reliable unblocking of top streaming sites like Netflix and Disney+. You still need to be subscribed

Gizmodo / 5h
I wish I had a solution like the Logitech Litra Glow when I started buying odds and ends to build my perfect office lighting situation. It took me a few years to land on my current setup for video chats and live streaming, and that was after a bit of trial and error. And even still, it sometimes feels like a bit of… Read more...

VPN One Cambodian IP•
Mashable / 7h
Privacy seems elusive in today's world, especially pertaining to our most sensitive information. If you watch porn, you probably want to shield yourself from prying eyes of advertisers, your internet service provider — or even just your roommate. A VPN, or virtual private network, appears to be a simple solution. VPNs mask your current location, and there are plenty available — free or paid, as a

SlashGear / 8h
Image Credit: Razer Razer is best known for its gaming-centric computer products, but it has also been making headlines for some of its more unorthodox ideas. One, in particular, didn’t have anything to do with gaming directly but was more timely and relevant than any of its other products. Unlike its past concept designs, Project Hazel went on to become the Zephyr mask … Continue reading

Samsung Exynos 2200•
Enlarge (credit: Samsung / Ron Amadeo) So here's a crazy story. Samsung was supposed to have a big SoC launch today, but that launch did not happen. Samsung didn't cancel or delay the event. The January 11 date was announced, and we even wrote about it, but when the time for the event came, nothing happened! Samsung pulled a no-call no-show for a major product launch. It's the end of the day now,

New Mexico Jail Lockdown•
Gizmodo / 8h
A suspected ransomware attack in New Mexico has incapacitated services for an entire county, including the local jail—which frighteningly lost access to its camera feeds, facility databases, and automated doors. Read more...

American Airlines Honduras•
American Airlines flight 488 from San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Miami is delayed 7 hours this evening after a passenger ran down the jetway and onto the aircraft, charged into the cockpit damaging flight controls, and tried to jump out the window Continue reading ...

Raspberry Pi Malware•
21Gizmodo / 9h
The world’s largest companies are grappling with increasingly widespread and sophisticated malware attacks, but an interesting new malware detection technique could help companies thwart these threats without needing any software. Read more...

SlashGear / 9h
NYC Russ/Shutterstock According to a new report, Apple’s 2024 iPad line could include a major upgrade in the form of a Samsung OLED display, bringing the device’s display on par with the smaller iPhone. Rumors have swirled for years that Apple is working on an OLED iPad. OLED displays offer a substantially better experience than LCD since each pixel has its own … Continue reading

If you're using cheat programs when playing games on PC , you could be putting your computer at risk as vulnerabilities in signed drivers are most commonly used by game cheat developers to circumvent anti-cheat mechanisms. However, they have also been observed being used by several advanced persistent threat (APT) groups according to a new report from ESET . The internet security company recently

If you’ve been dreaming about the luscious beaches and overwater bungalows of the Maldives , you have the chance to make that dream a reality for a round-trip ticket to this destination for just $745–$854. Flights to the destination usually cost around $1,250, so this is definitely a solid deal. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . I

Chase has increased the initial bonus offers on its two no annual fee Ultimate Rewards consumer cards. While the points from these cards do not transfer directly to airline or hotel programs, you can combine them into a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve® account, and from there to participating airline or hotel loyalty programs. The offers here on this site will end before

100+Gizmodo / 10h
In case you were wondering, prolific filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (whose most recent projects include directing episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett , as well as Netflix kids’ movie We Can Be Heroes ) is still in the Zorro business. A few years back, he was working on a female-led, Zorro-inspired show for NBC Read more...

SlashGear / 10h
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

20Gizmodo / 10h
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 / 10h
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

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 / 11h
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•
35Ars Technica / 11h
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 / 11h
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 Store•
Mashable / 11h
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

100+Futurism / 11h
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 / 11h
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

7 Investors Discuss NFT•
31TechCrunch / 11h
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

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

30TechCrunch / 11h
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

200+The Points Guy / 11h
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 Store•
Engadget / 11h
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…

34TechCrunch / 11h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for January 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

56Ars Technica / 11h
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 / 11h
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

Shaped Earth Rugby•
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 / 11h
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•
27TechCrunch / 11h
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 Mercedes EQS and the latest SL Roadster. At its core, the 2022 Mercedes AMG SL Roadster still has a glimmer of th

Fda People COVID US•
82Ars Technica / 12h
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 / 12h
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,

1KFuturism / 12h
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

70Gizmodo / 12h
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 / 12h
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•
100+TechCrunch / 12h
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•
200+Gizmodo / 12h
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...

iCloud Private Relay•
24Ars Technica / 12h
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•
300+Gizmodo / 12h
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•
73Gizmodo / 12h
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 HC Choice•
77Engadget / 12h
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 tha