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Anonymous Russian Ukraine•
3KFuturism / 1h
Cyber War After declaring “cyber war against the Russian government” last week, famed Guy Fawkes mask-themed hacker group Anonymous says it’s now hacking Russian TV and streaming services. “The hacking collective Anonymous hacked into the Russian streaming services Wink and Ivi (like Netflix) and live TV channels Russia 24, Channel One, Moscow 24 to broadcast war footage from Ukraine [today],” an

300+Gizmodo / 2h
Although Apple didn’t call out bikes specifically when it recommended iPhone users not mount their iPhones to motorcycles and scooters, anyone who’s ever tried to attach a smartphone to a bicycle’s handlebars knows it can be just as risky. But of all the other ways there are to get GPS directions while out for a ride,… Read more...

76Lifehacker / 3h
The first time you heard about critical race theory, you were probably being told that it was under attack. Or perhaps that it is being used to brainwash your kids in school. At the very least, it’s anti-American, right? Local headlines from all over the country continue to stoke the debate over the term. But when you… Read more...

Mashable / 5min
The Lost Daughter , was the biggest winner at 2022's Independent Spirit Awards, which celebrate the best in independent film. Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut picked up awards for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. Other winners included Taylour Paige, who was recognized for her leading performance in Zola , and Troy Kotsur, who was recognized for his supporting performance in

Mashable / 5min
The days are getting longer, and it seems like we’re all starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel just in time for spring. One thing we have all learned from the past two years is just how important tech is for keeping us connected to the people we love and the things we’re passionate about. From streaming workouts to listening to music, the right tech makes it easy to prioritize self-c

98Futurism / 9min
Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s space program Roscosmos, are caught up in a bitter feud on Twitter. Kelly has been on a Twitter tirade ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, offering up links to Western media sources accompanied by context written in Russian — presumably an attempt to retaliate against Russia’s efforts to curb free speech and the spread of i

Engadget / 10min
When it announced the Android 12L beta in October, Google promised the software for larger screens would be ready early this year. Today, the company is officially introducing Android 12L, which it's describing as "an update to Android 12 with features that will make tablets and foldables simpler and easier to use." In a blog post sharing the news , Android's vice president of engineering said 12

Engadget / 10min
While the Pixel 6 had a rocky finish to 2021 after its December software patch was pushed back to January , Google is looking to get back on track with the release of its 10th feature update for the company's line of phones. Rolling out today on the Pixel 3a to the Pixel 5 followed by another wave of updates for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later this month, Google's newest feature drop includes n

How-To Geek / 11min
You should always check and make sure that your webcam works before an important video meeting. Here’s how to do it in Windows 10 and 11—and in some popular video-chatting apps, including Zoom, Google Meet, and Discord. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lifehacker / 11min
A lot of people talk about saving veggie scraps for stock (as they should), but too many sleep on the sauce scrap bag. Functionally, the process is similar: Gather your vegetable peels, butts, and other assorted ephemera and put them in a freezer bag; put the bag in the freezer; retrieve it the next time you make stock… Read more...

Gizmodo / 16min
The Solar Orbiter spacecraft, a joint mission of the European Space Agency and NASA, is officially halfway between our planet and the Sun. According to an ESA release , the spacecraft is currently 46.6 million miles from our host star. Read more...

American Express and Delta have a co-brand credit card portfolio , and as part of that, there are three business credit cards. All three Delta business cards currently have huge limited-time offers that expire on April 13, 2022. I’ve reviewed all the versions of the personal credit cards, including the Gold , Platinum , and Reserve . However, in reality it’s the business cards that are most lucra

Apple Comcast Xfinity•
TechCrunch / 23min
Apple TV+ is now available across Comcast’s Xfinity platforms, Comcast announced on Monday. The company said Apple TV+ is beginning to roll out on the Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and XClass TV today and will be available across all eligible devices in the coming days. You can now access Apple TV+ by saying “Apple TV+” into your Xfinity voice remote or by saying the name of a movie or TV you want to

TechCrunch / 23min
Twitter’s service continues to be partially accessible in Russia, although the social networking platform confirmed today that it is aware of reports of users in the country having “increasing difficulty” accessing its service, adding that it is investigating and working to restore full access. “We’re aware of reports that people are increasingly having difficulty accessing Twitter in Russia. We’

Nintendo Switch Online•
The Nintendo Switch Online app, the official mobile companion app for the Switch ’s multiplayer subscription service, has received a massive overhaul. As well as introducing a totally revamped design, the 2.0 update makes it significantly easier for Switch users to add friends. Whereas players had previously had to manually copy a 12-digit code each time they wanted to add someone to their friend

Mashable / 27min
Save 30%: As of March 7, the 13.3-inch 2021 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is down to $699.99 at Amazon — a $300 drop from its usual $999.99 and its lowest price ever. A powerful yet travel-friendly ultrabook can be a tricky thing to find. Ultraportables are often lightweight at the expense of serious computing, while larger powerhouses feel like a brick in a backpack. Samsung found the sweet spot with

Gizmodo / 28min
Snow globes are mostly a holiday tradition given Christmas is commonly associated with snow and winter. But when you replace the snow with the body of a superhero slowly disintegrating into dust thanks to a mad titan’s fancy bejeweled gauntlet, suddenly snow globes become a year round thing. Read more...

Lifehacker / 33min
It’s always hard to know when the right time is to buy new tech . It feels like something new is always around the corner, but it only comes out after you drop some cash on a now-obsolete paper weight. Luckily, this is your alert, your red flag, your sign from God to not buy these Apple products today. Why? Because the… Read more...

Across industries and geographies, the pandemic has triggered a paradigm shift in the way companies—and their employees—conduct day-to-day business. The move to work-from-home and hybrid work models has increased the need for collaboration to facilitate communication and innovation from remote locations, and to keep teams connected and engaged when in-person meetings are difficult or impossible.

A seemingly infinite number of things can go wrong during travel. Thankfully, travelers can easily avoid some of these unfortunate situations with a bit of preparation, and others appear bewilderingly predestined. No matter which end of the spectrum your ordeal falls on, it’s informative, instructive and often entertaining to swap stories within the travel community. For more TPG news delivered e

How-To Geek / 40min
Google released Chrome 99 recently, and while it’s not the most significant update the company has ever released, it does make some substantial speed improvements on Mac and Android, according to Google. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 40min
The latest Chrome update (version 99) includes some super-useful features, like handwriting recognition and a dedicated download shortcut icon. But the best feature is a macOS exclusive—Chrome now beats Safari. Oh, and it’s also 15% faster on Android. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

heaveninawildflower : Watercolour of Fraxinella (Dictamnus albus), known as a burning bush or gas plant (circa 1620–30) by Balthasar van der Ast (Dutch, 1593/94–1657). Image and text information courtesy The Met.

YouTube Podcasters•
Ars Technica / 58min
Enlarge (credit: Future Publishing | Getty Images) YouTube is still gearing up for a big podcast push. After hiring an executive in charge of podcasting last year, YouTube is now offering cash to popular podcasts that are willing to make the jump to video. Bloomberg is reporting that YouTube's content push works out to "offers of $50,000 to individual shows and $200,000 and $300,000 to podcast ne

Gizmodo / 1h
Samsung confirmed on Monday that a cybersecurity attack exposed sensitive internal data including source code for Galaxy smartphones. Read more...

Google Chrome Safari•
Version 100 of Google Chrome will launch within the next few weeks, but even after all of this time, there’s still some room for speeding up the browser. As Google announced today, version 99 of Chrome on macOS manages to score 300 points on the Speedometer benchmark, which was originally developed by Apple’s WebKit team. This, Google points out, is the fastest performance of any browser yet. Spe

Every trip is special. But, my recent trip to South Africa was particularly meaningful and a long-time coming. I’d traveled extensively in early 2020, visiting seven countries in the first two months of that year. But, as borders started to close in mid-March, my husband and I found ourselves in South Africa. While staying at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in South Africa — doing self-drive safaris

Google Chrome Safari•
Engadget / 1h
Google is determined to claim the browser performance crown, and not just on its own platform. The company claims Chrome 99 is significantly faster on macOS and Android, with some particularly large gains on Macs. Thanks to a speed-focused "build optimization technique" and refined graphics processing, Chrome is reportedly 7 percent faster overall than Safari, with 15 percent faster graphics — it

Gizmodo / 1h
What appeared to be an unusual cluster of neurological illness in New Brunswick, Canada is no longer being officially treated as such. Late late month, New Brunswick health officials concluded that these cases were likely misdiagnosed and actually caused by unrelated but known brain ailments, such as Alzheimer’s… Read more...

Forspoken October 2022•
Forspoken, the upcoming action RPG from Square Enix-owned developer Luminous Productions, has been delayed. The PS5 console exclusive was originally scheduled to launch on May 24, but will now be released on October 11 later this year. Luminous announced the delay in a tweet and said it would use the extra development time to polish Forspoken to a level that meets players’ expectations. “Our visi

F1 Manager 2022 Frontier•
Frontier Developments, the studio behind Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, and Jurassic World Evolution, has revealed its newest series: F1 Manager. In F1 Manager 2022 you’ll take on the role of the team principal, managing the drivers and engineers of an F1 team competing in the FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship and the FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship. You can get a flavor

Tile is beautiful, durable, and the perfect material to sleep on when you’re hungover. It’s a natural choice for damp areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and mudrooms because it tolerates water well and is easy to clean. Tile is so durable and seemingly impervious to dirt and grime, in fact, that we sometimes make the… Read more...

Royal Jordanian is modifying its route network to North America. The Amman-based oneworld airline currently operates to four destinations in North America, but a fifth destination will soon be added. Royal Jordanian modifies North America routes For contest, historically Royal Jordanian has operated to the following destinations in North America, using Boeing 787-8 aircraft : New York (JFK) Chica

Gizmodo / 1h
Richard Linklater is the acclaimed director of films like Boyhood, Slacker, SubUrbia , and the Before trilogy. He seems like an unlikely choice to helm a goofy movie about a pre-teen boy who inadvertently becomes an astronaut, but that’s only one of the mysteries raised by this strange first trailer for Apollo 10 1/2: … Read more...

SlashGear / 1h
The Google Pixel 6a leaks again, this time in benchmark scores that suggest it'll be more than worth its price - if its price sticks to tradition.

100+Futurism / 1h
Crap App Donald Trump is angry… again. This time, it seems to be because no one seems to be using his glitchy Twitter wannabe, Truth Social . After a fairly disastrous launch that included a massive waitlist for users along with a whole host of glitches, the former president is now allegedly mad at his team for the botched roll out. Sources told The Daily Beast that Trump has complained endlessly

Futurism / 1h
Lego sets have been among the most popular children’s toys worldwide since The Lego Group introduced them in 1949. In fact, the sets have such a loyal fanbase that The Lego Group became the most profitable toymaker in 2021. One of the reasons for the company’s continued success is that it’s branched out into creating Lego Sets aimed at adults. The best lego sets for adults are generally more intr

There’s a common assumption that apps made by the phone vendor itself aren’t good. This is true much of the time—especially with Android phones—but not always. For example, Samsung Health is an excellent app for your fitness needs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Matt Reeves Batman•
Mashable / 1h
If you sat through all three hours of The Batman , you may have felt a familiar presence at the end. Spoilers ahead for the Matt Reeves film starring Robert Pattinson and Zoƫ Kravitz. Director Matt Reeves told Variety that the character who speaks to The Riddler (Paul Dano) from the shadows of Arkham Asylum in the final scenes is in fact the Joker (Barry Keoghan), but that he may or may not be se

Mashable / 1h
Another week, another septet of solutions. Seven more days of Wordle answers have come and gone, stretching our already limited patience, dictating the moods of our day, and sparking joy, rage, and smugness. And, depending on how filthy your mind is, you've sent the day's squares to your Wordle group chat with at least one smirking emoji. This felt like one of the spiciest weeks of Wordle yet, an

Mashable / 1h
SAVE $42.46: H&R Block Premium 2021 tax software is on sale for only $32.49 as one of Best Buy's March 7 deals of the day. That's 57% off its suggested retail price of $74.95. For all the perks of freelancing or being self-employed — flexibility, working from home , being your own boss — doing your taxes has got to be one of the biggest pains. Between navigating special deductions, managing multi

Mashable / 1h
SAVE $60 : The cordless Bissell CrossWave Max Pet , a Walmart exclusive, is on sale for $339 as of March 7. That's 15% in savings. The Walmart-exclusive Bissell CrossWave Max Pet , which is basically a cordless wet-dry vacuum, is both a solid pet hair picker-upper and a pet stain remover. And as of March 7, you can get it on sale for just $339. That's $60 off its original price. The Cordless Max

Most premium Amex customers live in New York city - more than double the number in second city LA. And, it appears, on average they make quite a lot of money even though I've nott found it difficult for readers without such high incomes to get approved for Platinum cards. Continue reading ...

A. Blizzard Russia•
Engadget / 1h
More major gaming companies are joining the boycott against Russia, with Ubisoft and Take-Two putting business on hold amid the country's invasion of Ukraine. On Monday, Ubisoft updated a blog post in which it expressed support for Ukraine and its team members based there to note it's pausing sales in Russia. Take-Two, meanwhile, has stopped sales of games and ended marketing support in Russia an

Mozilla has released four new updates in an attempt to patch two critical Firefox vulnerabilities that are allegedly being exploited in the wild. Firefox 97.0.2., Firefox ESR 91.6.1., Firefox for Android 97.3.0., and Focus 97.3.0, have been launched addressing two serious zero-day flaws. The zero-days in question are described as “Use-after-free”, bugs which, when abused, crash the browser while

Batman Bruce Wayne•
Major spoilers follow for The Batman. You've been warned. The Batman has only just landed in theaters, but eagle-eyed fans claim they've already worked out who the sequel's primary antagonist could be. In a move that's eerily reminiscent of the iconic vigilante himself, fans of The Batman have put their detective skills to good use, and seemingly discovered which villain may show up in the superh

A. Blizzard Russia•
Enlarge / Locked out. (credit: Sean Gladwell / Getty Images ) Last week, the Ukrainian government put out a public call to "all game development companies" to "temporarily block all Russian and Belorussian accounts" in response to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine . Now, after a slow start, many of the game industry's major players are heeding that call and cutting off new sales in the country

Forspoken October 2022•
Engadget / 1h
Square Enix has delayed Forspoken . The upcoming action role-playing game from Final Fantasy XV studio Luminous Productions was previously scheduled to release on May 24th . It will instead come out on October 11th, the studio announced on Monday . A message from the #Forspoken Development Team. — Forspoken (@Forspoken) March 7, 2022 "Our vision for this exciting new IP

Instagram IGTV Reels•
A week after Instagram confirmed its plan to shut down its standalone IGTV app in order to better focus on initiatives, like Reels, the company has now pulled two more of its older apps from the app stores. This includes its timelapse video app Hyperlapse , first launched in 2014, and looping video app Boomerang , launched in 2015. According to data provided to TechCrunch by Apptopia , Hyperlapse

The tech world has been a touch busy in the last few days, so you will forgive me for missing that Klarna dropped its 2021 financial results last week. We’re remedying that oversight today. Klarna is an interesting company. It’s incredibly well-funded, richly valued , and, despite remaining a private company, reports its earnings on a regular basis. This means that we can check in on how it is pe

Gizmodo / 1h
NASA’s Perseverance rover has involuntarily adopted a traveling companion, in the form of a stone that’s lodged in one of its six aluminum wheels. Read more...

22TechCrunch / 1h
Sure, you can find plenty of big-name companies that bootstrapped their way to success without any outside investment — Calendly, GoPro, MailChimp and SPANX come to mind. Historically though, the majority of early-stage startups eventually have to move out of their bootstrapping stage to tap into outside sources of capital from institutional investors. But, beyond the classic Series A and B from

Engadget / 1h
Since its launch in 2013, Telegram has grown from a simple messaging app to a broadcast network. Its user base isn’t as vast as WhatsApp’s, and its broadcast platform is a fraction the size of Twitter, but it’s nonetheless showing its use. While Telegram has been embroiled in controversy for much of its life, it has become a vital source of communication during the invasion of Ukraine. But, if al

Back when it was first released, we called Live Text the best new feature in iOS 15, and it’s not hard to see why—the tool can recognize any text in any photo (or within the camera view) so you can copy and share it. But the more we use it, the more annoying we find it can be. When you’re in the camera view, for… Read more...

Worlde is a fun word game, but it isn't necessarily easy. Sometimes, we need a little help. Consider me your Wordle Yoda. I want to help you solve the Wordle answer #261. What follows is a hint-based guide that can help you get off to a good Wordle start, get unstuck, or take you all the way to an early win. How you use my hints and tips is up to you. Wordle, which is now owned by The New York Ti

There could soon be no escape from a quick Microsoft Teams catch-up after the company released a new update that makes setting up a call easier than ever. The video conferencing service will soon let users cast directly from their desktop to Microsoft Teams Rooms hardware, meaning there's no need for a formal meeting any more. Instead, users can employ the new Teams casting feature to wirelessly

Apple Comcast Xfinity•
Engadget / 1h
Apple TV+ has reached one of its last frontiers: the American cable subscriber. As promised , Apple's streaming service is now available across Comcast's Xfinity platforms, including the Xfinity X1 set-top, XClass TVs and the Xfinity Flex streaming service. You can now watch the likes of Ted Lasso or Severance even if you can't use a dedicated streaming device or Apple's own smart TV apps. Any Xf

While we’ve been following Pixel 6a leaks for a while now, some new benchmark tests leaked teasing high-end performance and show why Google’s Pixel 6a is worth the wait. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Engadget / 2h
You don’t have to spend thousands on a new system for a better gaming experience; sometimes all it takes is a few well-chosen accessories. HyperX is one of the companies we at Engadget often turn to when we need to make recommendations, and today you can save on a selection of headsets, keyboards and even a gaming-focused mic from the HP-owned brand. Our own Jess Conditt really liked the QuadCast

Apple Event March 8 PP•
22Mashable / 2h
This Tuesday, Apple will host its first event of 2022. First teased last week, the announcement was mysteriously captioned "Peek performance" and featured the Apple icon as an entrance to a trippy tunnel framed by neon multicolor lights. Insiders speculate Apple might possibly release an upgraded version of its more affordable iPhone SE , a new iPad Air, and a new Mac. But whether we get one, som

Hisense is running a massive TV sale ahead of March Madness, and oddly enough, some of its discounted ULED TVs come with free food. From March 1st until April 4th, customers who buy a qualifying 55-inch or larger Hisense ULED TV get $100 toward a food delivery service. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon Rainforest Tipping•
100+Wired / 2h
Satellites spot troubling signals that may portend a transformation from rainforest to savanna, with profound implications for the planet.

Engadget / 2h
Swaddled in wet wipes, ensconced in congealed cooking grease and able to transform into pipe-blocking masses so hard as to require excavation equipment to dislodge, fatbergs are truly the bean-and-cheese burritos of the sewage world. They can cause havoc on a town’s bowels, achieving lengths that outspan bridges and accumulating masses that dwarf double-deckers. Fatbergs are a modern problem that

Netflix Russia Ukraine•
Numerous tech companies are joining the growing list of tech brands that are suspending their operations in Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine. The latest batch of companies doing so includes several notable names, such as Netflix, PayPal, Mastercard, Visa and more. Over the weekend, Netflix said it’s suspending its service in Russia, as first reported by Variety . The move, which Netflix confir

Musk Europe Russia•
200+Futurism / 2h
Going Nuclear SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s name has come up a surprisingly amount during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Not only did he send a shipment of Starlink terminals to the country after the Russian military began targeting its communications infrastructure, but Musk also has the ear of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky . Now he has some fresh although somewhat puzzling international advice

Excel makes it easy to perform basic math operations, which includes division. You can divide numbers in a single cell, from multiple cells, or even entire columns. Since there’s no DIVIDE function in Excel, you’ll need to use a simple formula. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

55Lifehacker / 2h
In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many Americans have called for boycotts of Russian goods in order to show their support for the Ukrainian people. Republican and Democratic leaders alike have specifically called for the removal of Russian vodkas from shelves; one tavern owner in Bend, Ore. went so far as… Read more...

Casio has launched a special edition G-Shock watch in collaboration with British workwear brand MC Overalls , which specializes in tough, practical workwear with a colorful twist. As reported by G-Central , the DW-5600MCO-1ER watch puts a 1980s-inspired spin on the classic square-faced DW-5600BB, with a plain black case and primary color printed band. Casio says that the dots and strokes on the s

Deciphering and understanding your partner’s likes, dislikes, and interests in the bedroom can often feel like you’re both speaking a foreign language to each other. For example, you might prefer to cuddle before and after sex to show how much you care while your partner might prefer positive (and even dirty)… Read more...

In recent years there has been a trend whereby more ridesharing drivers have put signs in their cars about tipping, not eating & drinking, etc. However, I’ve never quite seen a sign like this… The sign in my dad’s Uber yesterday My dad is pretty low tech, and doesn’t know how to use ridesharing apps. In situations where he needs a ride, someone in our family orders an Uber or Lyft for him (and of

Russian NASA Ukraine•
47Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking on Nov. 8, 2021. (credit: NASA) In the 10 days since Russia invaded Ukraine, relations between the first nation to reach space and the Western world have been stripped to the bone. To wit: Europe's space agency has canceled sev

Apple iPhone 13 iPad Air•
In the last few years, at around this time, Apple has added another color to the latest iPhone line like the sixth Power Ranger. But instead of green in 2021, it was purple . While rumors are rife of a new iPhone SE and a new Mac arriving at Apple's March event , there's always a chance that we may also see a quick mention of the iPhone 13 line, with a new color to tempt existing or new customers

29How-To Geek / 2h
Samsung appears to have been the victim of a massive hack, leading to approximately 190GB of data being leaked. This could be a huge deal for Samsung, as the data is alleged to contain lots of company information. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Are you ready for the first Apple event of 2022? Broadcasting on March 8th at 1 PM ET (10 AM PT), the Apple “Peek Performance” event should reveal several new products, including the iPhone SE 5G, a new iPad Air, and if we’re lucky, a new Mac. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gurman Apple M2 M1•
Apple is rumored to have been testing an M2 chip with 8-cores ahead of its big press event , and so we might see this SoC in one of the Macs which is revealed on March 8 tomorrow. This is the latest from the grapevine courtesy of reliable Apple leaker Mark Gurman, as penned in his most recent newsletter (flagged up by MacRumors ). Gurman stated that according to a developer source, Apple has rece

SlashGear / 2h
It would appear that Apple may be prepared to reveal a new desktop monitor for its range of Mac Pro and Mac Mini machines at a press event this week.

Rockstar GTA 5 Xbox Series•
The price of the GTA 5 Xbox Series X/S remaster has been spotted online, giving us our first look at how much the latest version of Rockstar’s acclaimed open-world shooter will cost. A listing for the Xbox Series X /S version of Grand Theft Auto V was spotted on the Australian official Xbox store by prolific gaming deal tweeter Wario64 . The game is listed for AU$ 59.95 - which equates to about $

huariqueje : Three Chairs - Elina Luukanen Finnish,b.1941- Aquatint etching

In late January, World of Hyatt launched its current promotion on purchased points . This is the program’s first offer of 2022, and this could potentially represent a good deal. This is a reminder that the promotion is ending today, so if you’re interested in buying points, this is your last chance. Promotion on purchased World of Hyatt points Through Monday, March 7, 2022, World of Hyatt is offe

SlashGear / 2h
Russian military activity in Chernobyl creates potential for danger in the long-dormant radioactive exclusion zone - and it's not what you'd expect.

20Gizmodo / 2h
If you’ve ever fantasized about hurling a vibranium shield at baddies like Captain America does, but aren’t sure you can get your hands on some super soldier serum, Shane Wighton has created the next best thing. Their wrist-worn disc launcher is technically designed for dominating disc golf, but it can probably also… Read more...

21Gizmodo / 2h
Jason Momoa teases his villainous turn in the next Fast and Furious . Another new Crow reboot could be on the cards. Zack Snyder’s next Netflix sci-fi movie Rebel Moon rounds out its cast. Plus, Keanu Reeves’ Batman strikes in League of Super-Pets , set pictures from Marvel’s Secret Invasion , and much, much more. To me,… Read more...

AI Spinal Cord Injuries•
Engadget / 2h
A combination of AI and robotics might help people recover from spinal cord injuries . A Rutgers-led team has used the technology to stabilize an enzyme, Chondroitinase ABC (ChABC), that can degrade scar tissue from spinal cord injuries and encourage tissue regeneration. Where the enzyme only lasted for a few hours at body temperatures, it now lasts over a week — enough to have a more substantial

With the pandemic hopefully winding down, the federal government is sending out tests at no cost to recipients ('free'). They're using the US Postal Service to distribute them and perhaps not surprisingly many report not getting the tests they ordered. (Oddly, the first time around they actually sent me too many tests . However with much less need for testing now - The 7 day moving average of U.S

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Global financial transactions are facilitated mainly by payment processors such as Visa or Mastercard. They are responsible for communication between banks and fintechs to settle transactions for consumers and businesses swiftly. Africa has it different. It’s not a predominantly card continent. Telecoms and banks lead the majority of online financial transactions carried out in the region via mob

Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record notes on what’s going on to kick off the week. As before, the Russian invasion of Ukraine was top of mind, but lots of other things were going on so we had more than plenty to yammer about: The global stock

Cloud Gaming X. C.•
Xbox Cloud Gaming is a great feature that comes at no extra cost to those who subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate . It allows you to play a wide selection of Xbox Game Pass -featured titles on the go; either on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or even Xbox console. Previously known as Project xCloud, access to Xbox Cloud Gaming only has a few barriers to entry to overcome. You must be subscribed to

Brave Software is rolling out a series of upgrades for its privacy-focused video conferencing service, Brave Talk. As explained in a new blog post , the headline addition is a new browser extension that allows users to attach Brave Talk links to Google Calendar invitations, in the same way as they might with Google Meet . The idea is to give people a simpler way to integrate Brave Talk into their

Adding the right soundbar to your home is a great way to make TV, movies, and music come to life without getting an entire home theater system. Our recommendations will give you some of the best audio experiences around. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gizmodo / 3h
If you were born in the ‘90s and spent your formative years in the early aughts, you probably zoomed around your neighborhood on the iconic Razor scooter. A couple of decades later, Razor is reviving its original scooter model so that grown-up ‘90s kids can feel like a kid again as they skip the bus on their way to… Read more...

SharkBot Android Google•
A banking Trojan capable of stealing login credentials, transferring money from a compromised account, intercepting SMS messages, hiding notifications, and a bunch of other nasties has been found hiding in the Google Play Store. Researchers from two cybersecurity firms, first Cleafy, and later NCC Group, spotted the highly dangerous SharkBot, disguised as an antivirus app called “Antivirus, Super

Nvidia Lapsus$ Samsung•
Samsung has confirmed a security breach after hackers obtained and leaked almost 200 gigabytes of confidential data, including source code for various technologies and algorithms for biometric unlock operations. The Lapsus$ hacking group — the same group that infiltrated Nvidia and subsequently published thousands of employee credentials online — took responsibility for the breach. In a post on i

Engadget / 3h
If you're looking for a capable mid-size SUV with a bit of plug-in hybrid pep, three rows of seats and don't mind a slightly ho-hum aesthetic, Kia's 2022 Sorento plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is made for you. It's not nearly as flashy as Toyota's RAV4 Prime , a car widely considered to be the pinnacle of affordable plug-in SUVs. But the Sorento is larger and in many ways more practical for families. And

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card overview The Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card represents the issuer’s first foray into the world of premium travel rewards cards and knocks it out of the park. With an annual fee that undercuts the competition and plentiful perks that are easy to understand, the card is nearly a no-b

28How-To Geek / 3h
Mozilla has updated Firefox to version 97.0.2 to fix two active vulnerabilities currently being exploited in the wild. If you’re a Firefox user, you’re going to want to update as soon as possible to make sure your browser is secure. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Credit card issuers generally don’t release all that many statistics about cardmember demographics, as they’d rather keep that info to themselves. That’s why I think some people will be interested in what Monkey Miles has found… Amex Platinum cardmember stats Departures is the magazine for Amex Platinum cardmembers . The publication has a media kit online for potential advertisers, sharing some d

Gizmodo / 3h
Up top we should note that there are many different kinds of addiction, and many different kinds of people, and many complicated and contradictory theories re: addiction’s psychological/physiological mechanisms. There are various approaches to treating addiction as well. Proponents of a “harm reduction” strategy… Read more...

Nvidia Lapsus$ Samsung•
The increasingly-notorious cybercrime group Lapsus$ has published a huge database, allegedly containing sensitive information from Samsung . The leak, containing 190GB of data broken into three separate databases, was released via torrent. Lapsus$ says the databases contain the source code for every Trusted Applet (TA) installed in Samsung’s TrustZone environment used for sensitive operations; al

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. Whenever I make an online purchase I always check to see which shopping portal has the best bonus. There’s one promotion on online purchases today that I think is w

100+The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Cruising is easy. Or so cruisers will tell you. For starters, you only have to unpack once, even as you travel from place to place. You also don’t have to go hunting for a restaurant every night. There usually are a bunch just steps away from your cabin with tables waiting for you. You’ll also have no trou

Turning Red Review Pixar•
Mashable / 4h
Becoming a woman can be a messy process. For many, puberty hits hard, transforming our bodies into strange creatures we no longer recognize. Our limbs stretch; our curves swell. A natural musk blooms from our skin. We grow hair in places where there was no hair before. And our emotions attack in a wild rush. For Meilin "Mei" Lee, the heroine of the latest Disney/Pixar movie, Turning Red , all of

200+Mashable / 4h
On Sunday, I woke up to a major Facebook redesign. Nearly all of the navigation elements, menus, and settings were moved to the left on the desktop version of the platform, with essentially no navigation on top of the page. I don't remember whether I opted in for this, but I can't find a way to roll it back, so this is what the Facebook experience looks like for me right now. To the left, to the

The latest dash cam from Viofo is the T130, which features three cameras—a first for the company. This isn’t something you usually get at this price point, and given how many other outstanding features the T130 has, it’s truly one heck of a good deal. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Stanford Building Espresso•
24TechCrunch / 4h
If blockchain technology is to reach true mass adoption, it will have to become cheaper and more efficient. Low transaction throughput on some of the most popular blockchains, most notably Ethereum, has kept gas fees high and hindered scalability. A host of new projects has cropped up to improve efficiency in the blockchain space, each with its own set of tradeoffs, including proof-of-capacity bl

25Wired / 4h
The collapse of the insect population could unravel ecosystems. Scientists wonder if robots and drones could stop the gap.

The double-edged sword of living in the modern world is that everything can connect wirelessly, which often leaves us open to easier attacks. WPS can help mitigate that risk for those who aren’t tech-savvy with a simple push of a button on your router. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung Galaxy S22•
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Mashable's Jennimai Nguyen breaks down everything need to know about Samsung's new Galaxy S22+.

Welcome to the first installment of a year-long series where Tarah Chieffi, TPG’s family travel reporter, shares her experience using various points, benefits, credits and access from her first-ever premium rewards credit card, the Platinum Card from American Express. A few years ago, when my husband suggested we sign up for a premium travel rewards credit card like The Platinum Card® from Americ

Netflix Gaming Sony•
Just because Netflix is cancelling another hit TV show , it doesn’t mean the streaming company isn’t investing elsewhere. In fact, Netflix’s executives’ eyes seem increasingly turned away from TV content and towards gaming, as its latest acquisition proves. The company is buying Finnish games development studio Next Games. The developer has a track record for creating mobile games based on entert

View of the Reading Room in Bowen Branch Library, Detroit Public Library. Room is furnished with tables, chairs, magazine racks and bookshelves. Label on back: “Bowen Branch, Reading Room.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Microsoft Windows 11 22H2•
The next major version of Windows 11 will officially be called Windows 11 22H2 , according to notes within a recent update. While many of us assumed that this would actually be the name, due to Microsoft's previous naming conventions for its Windows operating system, this is the first time the major upgrade has been officially referred to as Windows 11 22H2. Previously, this major feature update

If you browse forums and news sites, you'll most likely come across concept ideas from users who want to give their vision of how a product from Apple or Microsoft could be. Back when owning an iPhone was a wish for many in the early noughties, you would see concept images of iPod Videos with a 'Phone' menu, but in the same iPod body, or a design that would look similar to the bondi-blue iMac fro

Nvidia Lapsus$ Samsung•
Engadget / 5h
Samsung confirmed Monday that some of its data was stolen as part of a cyberattack that was first reported over the weekend . In a statement to Bloomberg , the Korean electronics giant revealed that a security breach saw "some source code relating to the operation of Galaxy devices" taken but customer and employee credentials were not impacted. Although Samsung has not revealed the actors behind

Before I had a baby, I had traveled to almost 60 countries and was on a plane every other week. A huge fan of solo travel , yoga retreats with friends and adventurous escapes with my husband, I was always on the move. Thanks to the ability to work remotely, travel was easy. Then COVID-19 hit, and shortly after, I got pregnant . So life changed, and so did travel. But now that travel is picking up

Wired / 5h
Keep your phones, wallets, and water bottles tucked under your arm with the best WIRED-tested shoulder bags.

One of the major drawbacks of the 'low cost carriers' has been that they didn't set up the ability to put you on another airline when your flight cancels. However Spirit Airlines and Frontier, which are merging , have been flipping the script. And Frontier may have the best cancelled flight approach of any airline now. Continue reading ...

Mousepads are high-traffic surfaces that get dirty and need cleaning, just like your keyboard and mouse. Not only does a dirty mousepad look gross, but it may also affect tracking and make your movements less accurate. Here’s how to clean one. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gotham Knights Steam•
Warner Bros. next superhero beat ‘em up game, Gotham Knights has players excited, after a photo, that was allegedly taken inside an Irish video game store and shows the game listed for release next month, appeared online. The image, which was first shared by the Twitter account Hogwarts Legacy News , shows what looks to be a promotional copy of Gotham Knights on a shelf, plastered with a sticker

Nvidia 3090 Rtx 3070•
Nvidia’s RTX 3090 Ti has kind of fallen off the radar since it was announced back at CES 2022 , but the rumor mill believes that the GPU could arrive in just a few short weeks. This comes from the Chiphell forums (via VideoCardz ), a common source of hardware leaks, but not one of the most reliable it has to be said – so be sure to exercise plenty of skepticism with this one. At any rate, the RTX

29TechCrunch / 5h
You can’t swing an ethically sourced, locally produced, sustainably raised dead fish these days without hitting a set of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals in a company’s board meetings or annual reports. Surprising, then, that while it’s easy to get the PR for having the goals, it’s way harder to actually measure and track how companies are performing against those goals. Tired of

42Wired / 5h
In many parts of the world, law enforcement uses WhatsApp chats, text messages, and photos from confiscated phones as "evidence" against persecuted groups.

With Easter just around the corner, the shops are full of Cadbury Creme Eggs and other chocolatey delights – although if you’re anything like us, you won’t be able to hold out until Easter Sunday itself to treat yourself. But have you ever considered wrapping your Creme Eggs in pastry and cooking them in an air fryer ? It’s a trend that was started by Instagram account Boredoflunch , and which ha

Engadget / 5h
Apple is holding its first virtual event of the year on March 8th, and to be honest, I’ve heard rumors about this date for weeks. And don’t get me started on the leaky product selection expected to debut tomorrow at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT / 6 PM GMT. Engadget The first major announcement is likely to be a new iPhone SE, Apple’s cheapest iPhone, packing 5G. Will it catch up, design-wise, with the rest

28Mashable / 5h
Horror is one of those genres where the "so bad it's good" label cheerfully thrives , and movies with an abundance of gore and limited character development can sometimes ascend to the realms of cult classic. The Seed probably won't be joining them. Writer/director Sam Walker's debut horror feature — an alien invasion movie about three women on a doomed weekend away in the Mojave Desert — has lot

25TechCrunch / 6h
Demand for talent continues to make tech recruitment a hotbed of startup activity. To wit: Madrid-based startup , which is now expanding its “talent sharing platform” — initially focused on tech skills — into the U.K. (opening to in-house tech recruiters in London from today). It is also revealing $10 million in combined seed and pre-Series A funding as it emerges from stealth. Invest

64Wired / 6h
The technology is spreading fast among police, and often wrong. But people charged with crimes are rarely told an algorithm came into play.

27Wired / 6h
At the Vernadsky research base, a crew of 12 Ukrainians watch from thousands of miles away as their country is battered by Russian attacks.

36Wired / 6h
The company is expected to unveil new hardware, possibly including a new iPhone SE, new iPads, and new laptops. Here's how to tune in.

46Wired / 6h
An agile ride and angular lines distinguish this sporty EV with the first Google-designed media system. But others are coming to take it on.

42Wired / 6h
Robert Williams, Michael Oliver, and Nijeer Parks were misidentified by facial recognition software. The impact cast a long shadow.

93Gizmodo / 6h
Mainland China reported 214 domestically transmitted cases of covid-19 on Monday, the highest in two years, according to data published by China’s National Health Commission . China doesn’t count asymptomatic infections, which means that its numbers are likely going to get worse, since people without symptoms are still … Read more...

Editor’s note: This post is regularly updated with new information and offers. Is it time to get the next iPhone or upgrade the technology in your home office? If so, today is a good day to buy the Apple products that have been sitting in your shopping cart because several airlines are offering bonus miles for purchases made online through Here are the elevated earnings you’ll receive

28How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re a fan of Linux, you might have seen “Tux,” the friendly penguin mascot for the operating system. But why a penguin, and why Tux? We’ll explore the history behind the semi-aquatic bird mascot with a little help from Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux himself. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Your usual host, Kirsten Korosec, is out, so I’ll be taking over this week. Let’s get to i

28TechCrunch / 6h
Procuring items to fill the shelves of local stores is not an easy task in Latin America. Orders are mostly still done on paper or over the phone, and sometimes store owners have to drive to the wholesaler to get their orders. Cayena founders Gabriel Sendacz, Pedro Carvalho and Raymond Shayo believe injecting technology into procurement will make the process much simpler for food preparation faci

100+Mashable / 6h
The grim world of wrongful convictions is one that's constantly being explored in true crime podcasts and TV shows . But just how widespread is the problem in the U.S., why's it happening, and what can be done to stop it? These are the question John Oliver attempts to tackle in his latest Last Week Tonight segment, discussing everything from the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDP

Knowing all about the best Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra cases is a vital part of the buying process. After all, your newly acquired Galaxy S22 Ultra is a high-end device with a suitably high-end price tag, so you don't want to cause serious damage if you drop it or have it looking scratched or shabby. It can be tough to know where to start looking when seeking out a new case, which is why we're on ha

Batman Opening Weekend•
The Batman may bring audiences to a particularly grotty version of Gotham City, but there’s no raining on the parade of the movie’s performance at the global box office. Matt Reeves’ take on the Caped Crusader has stormed to the second-biggest opening weekend of the pandemic era (behind only Spider-Man: No Way Home ), earning $128.5 million in the US and $248.5 million worldwide. No Way Home scor

Many businesses tend not to repair broken hardware, and instead throw it away, even before it reaches end-of-life. These are the findings of a new report from Euro PC which hints that the practice means additional unnecessary expenses. Surveying 1,200 UK business owners for the report, Euro PC discovered that just a quarter (26%) have a refurbishment partner that fixes broken gear for them. The r

Google Pixel Watch PW•
Forget touch and voice controls: Google’s next wireless earbuds and smartwatches could be controlled by drawing on your skin. That’s according to a recently awarded patent spotted by LetsGoDigital , which suggests Google's developing a skin interface for a range of different wearable devices - including some that look like its Pixel Buds and its Pixel Watch . Much like how you can swipe up and do

Rocket Health Africa•
64TechCrunch / 6h
The world over, the popularity of telemedicine spiked during the COVID pandemic, growing 78 times in April 2020, a few months after the disease struck, according to a McKinsey study . In some parts of Africa, it was a great opportunity for telemedicine to make new inroads. But in Uganda, the industry had already taken off, albeit slowly, through Rocket Health , a startup working to transform the

Turning Red director Domee Shi has revealed she has mixed feelings about the Pixar movie's exclusive Disney Plus launch. Speaking exclusively to TechRadar ahead of the animated film's March 11 release, Shi disclosed that she had "a lot of emotions" when news broke that Turning Red wouldn't receive a theatrical release. The Pixar flick was originally supposed to launch in theaters worldwide, befor

’s IWD Women Day China•
93Mashable / 7h
Google's latest piece of homepage art highlights the diverse, everyday lives of women around the world, just in time for International Women's Day. This year's Doodle is an animated slideshow that moves viewers through various, brightly-drawn scenes, each of which shows a woman engaging in different hobbies, activities, or just the regular tasks of life — scenes like a mother watching her kids wh

500+Gizmodo / 7h
Netflix is being phased out of Russia, following President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine twelve days ago, according to a spokesperson for the streaming video giant. And Netflix is just the latest high-profile company to announce it will pull out of the country altogether as Russian soldiers continue to… Read more...

Visa Mastercard Russia•
Visa and Mastercard, the two main payment processors and debit and credit card providers globally, are suspending operations in Russia after the country invaded Ukraine. "Effective immediately, Visa will work with its clients and partners within Russia to cease all Visa transactions over the coming days," Visa said in a statement . "Once complete, all transactions initiated with Visa cards issued

Apple Malala Yousafzai•
Apple is celebrating International Women's Day with a month of Time to Walk episodes presented by inspiring women – and it's kicking things off with a special episode presented by Malala Yousafzai . Time to Walk is a feature a feature for Fitness+ subscribers on Apple Watch that encourages you to get out in the fresh air for a stroll. It launched in January 2021 when much of the world was in lock

Deck Verified tSD Games•
Valve has announced that it's reached the milestone of over a thousand games working well with the Steam Deck . In a blog post , Valve revealed that there are now more than 1,000 titles which have ‘Verified’ or ‘Playable’ status for the handheld gaming PC . Verified is the gold standard for compatibility with the Steam Deck, and games which get this certification from Valve work well with the por

ITV Streaming BritBox•
UK-based subscription service ITV Hub is getting a major rebrand later this year. The streaming app is set to become ITVX, and will completely replace ITV Hub and its subscription tiers at launch. However, no monthly subscription costs have yet been revealed for the ITVX rebrand, meaning that a price increase is certainly a possibility. As reported by What Hi-Fi? , ITVX won't be dissimilar to som

Engadget / 7h
If the announcement of 48 additional Mario Kart 8 courses has you itching for some real-life Nintendo racing, a new deal at Amazon might be right up your street. Right now, both the Mario and Luigi Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit sets are down to $60 from $100 (a 40 percent savings), giving you the ability to create and zoom around custom racetracks using Switch controllers in your own home. While

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

For a small business, a website isn't just a digital listing. It's a marketing tool, a storefront, and an information kiosk all rolled into one. And a great website (usually created by using the best website builder coupled with the best web hosting service) draws more eyeballs than any flyer, or ad in the penny saver or acrobat balancing company pens outside the chamber of commerce ever could. A

Google Pixel Watch PW•
The Google Pixel 4 from 2019 had a quirky feature in the form of its Soli chip, a radar sensor that could sense motion, and this let you skip songs on Spotify, navigate the menus or enjoy a host of other tricks just by waving your hand in front the screen. Sounds good on paper, right? Well, in practice we found it far too basic, with not enough functions to keep us using it, and it also likely bu

Dying Light 2 New Game•
Dying Light 2 made the headlines after its developer, Techland, claimed it would take more than 500 hours to complete everything in its open-world zombie survival game. That’s not enough for the game’s fans calling for a New Game Plus mode. Good news for them, Techland is on board. If you’ve been carving your way through Dying Light 2 , making friends with the city’s factions , upgrading your gea

Elden Ring DLC PvP•
An Elden Ring player has discovered a secret Colosseum on the edge of the game’s map, prompting players to speculate about future DLC and a possible competitive multiplayer expansion. Dataminer and livestreamer Lance McDonald discovered the unused arena by clipping through a large, inaccessible building on the northern edge of Elden Ring ’s starting area, Limgrave (thanks, VGC ). Inside, they fou

Mashable / 7h
If you're a pet owner, you know there's a lot that goes into taking care of them. There's training , healthcare, toys and gear , not to mention just wanting to give them the world because they deserve it. Thankfully there are a number of apps to help us with that mission. From useful training tips, to vital emergency care, to making sure our pets are entertained and happy, we've rounded up our fa

EE 200 UK Nokia BT•
BT has revealed a new initiative to help improve mobile signal across across the UK that will see it partner with local authorities across the country to mount over 500 small cell antennas on lampposts, CCTV columns, and other "street furniture". BT, which owns EE , will also use its own assets, including its iconic phone boxes alongside its Street Hub 2.0 units to help improve coverage. The idea

Samsung Galaxy S22•
Samsung has found itself in a spot of fan uproar regarding its phones, particularly the Galaxy S22 series, as it has been slowing down apps on its phones without telling anyone . This isn't just wild fan speculation though, as a major player has weighed in. Benchmarking test Geekbench, which TechRadar uses for testing mobiles, and is one of the big players in the benchmarking scene, apparently ag

Mashable / 8h
With spring just around the corner, you may already be thinking about doing a massive spring cleaning to get rid of the clutter you've accumulated in the past year. While you're at it, you may also want to take it as an opportunity to spruce up your home and give it a makeover. Doing this can be challenging if your living space is on the smaller side, but there are furniture and appliances design

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of March 7, you can get lifetime access to Microsoft Office's essential apps on either Mac or PC for just $49.99, which is 85% off their usual price of $349. From mental health and productivity tools to entertainment and exercise apps , monthly subscription fees are getting out of hand. You shouldn’t have to add to that ever-growing list of monthly costs just to access the work tools yo

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The Apollo Neuro wearable normally costs $349, but as of March 7, you can try it out for $314.10, aka 10% off. Do you know what’s linked to the six leading causes of death in America? Hint: It’s not cell phones, meat, or watching too much TV. It’s stress. According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is a silent killer that’s connected to all the leading causes of dea

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of March 7, you can get the Cubii Smart Sit Bundle for $299.99 instead of $447, which is a discount of 32%. Even if you have an ergonomic desk setup , complete with a comfortable chair, sitting all day for your job can be exhausting. Not to mention, it makes getting adequate exercise during the day seem impossible. The Cubii Smart Sit Bundle has got your back, though, with a three-part,

A California start-up company believes it can one day speed delivery of important items by storing them in orbit.

Google Pixel 6A Geekbench•
The Google Pixel 6a has been leaking for a while, but now we have a clearer indication of how much power this upcoming phone might have, as it's been spotted on a benchmarking site. MySmartPrice has spotted the phone on Geekbench, and its presence there not only gives us a sneak peek into the phone’s specs but tells us that the Pixel 6a might launch soon. The Geekbench 5 listing suggests that the

Making a listicle has become a time-tested ruse in journalism for any given occasion. Our excuse for that is that such stories or reports get more reading eyeballs. Basically, you, the dear reader, tend to prefer items that are headlined on the lines: 23 reasons why Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever; 4 best songs of the Beatles ever; 7 James Bond movies that will leave you shaken Series $8.5B•
21TechCrunch / 8h
China- and U.S.-based said Monday its valuation has surged to $8.5 billion after the first close of its Series D funding round, a sign that investors continue to chase a space where the mass deployment of autonomous fleets is still years away. Founded in 2016 and backed by Toyota, Pony is among a group of robotaxi startups that have set up testing and operational presence in both China an

Engadget / 9h
With both immersive sound and powerful active noise cancellation (ANC), Sony's WH-1000XM4 are some of the most desirable wireless headphones out there — but at $350, they're pretty expensive. If you've been looking for a deal, you can now pick up a pair at Amazon for $278 , or a solid 21 percent ($72 off the regular price. And if that's still too much, Sony's mid-range and budget ANC wireless hea

If you've been hanging out to sign up for a new Telstra NBN plan , or upgrade to one of the telco's choice mobile plans , now's your chance to score a full free year of Disney Plus along with it (valued at AU$119.99 annually, or AU$11.99 monthly). This means you can net yourself blazing fast download speeds, or top-notch 5G coverage, so you can binge The Book of Boba Fett or stream all the latest

DeFi Argent 2 Wallet•
45TechCrunch / 9h
Argent is officially launching its Layer 2 solution. The company is choosing zkSync as its Layer 2 scaling implementation. It is supposed to offer cheaper and faster transactions without any compromise on security. If you’re not familiar with Argent, it is an Ethereum smart wallet for both iOS and Android that has been around for a few years. It is a non-custodial wallet, meaning that you’re in c

Airtel Axis Bank India•
23TechCrunch / 10h
Airtel said on Monday it is launching a credit card, the latest attempt from the Google-backed Indian telecom operator to make inroads with financial services as it looks to expand its offerings in the world’s second-largest internet market. The network, managed by billionaire Sunil Mittal, said it has inked a strategic partnership with Axis Bank, the nation’s third-largest private sector bank, t

STV Tabby $54M SCI•
28TechCrunch / 12h
Tabby , the Dubai-based buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform that lets users shop, pay later and earn cash from over 3,000 global brands, including Adidas, IKEA and Bloomingdale’s, has completed a Series B extension of $54 million. It follows tabby’s initial Series B round of $50 milli