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3KHow-To Geek / 12h
It’s a new year, and that means new Apple products. Announced during its Peek Performance event livestream, the latest 2022 iPad Air 5th generation made its debut. The slim tablet follows the same path as the iPad Pro from last year, getting a powerful new Apple M1 chipset, optional 5G connectivity, and an improved front camera with Center Stage support. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SparkCharge EV Charging•
100+SlashGear / 15h
If a wireless charging-friendly smartphone can charge on a wireless charging pad, why can't an EV? Could your future electric vehicle charge automatically?

Apple Mac Studio SD•
1KGizmodo / 11h
Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup Tuesday by announcing the Mac Studio, a powerful desktop that runs on the company’s new M1 Ultra chip, which debuted the same day. Read more...

TechCrunch / 42min
After raising nearly $20 million a few months ago, Berlin-based startup Dance is expanding its electric bike subscription service to a handful of new cities. In addition to Berlin, people living in Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Paris will be able to rent an e-bike for a fixed monthly price. Dance isn’t just another e-bike manufacturer. The company has designed e-bikes specifically to rent them to c

The global internet is under threat as the conflict in Ukraine continues.

Toshiba N300 X300 Pro•
Although hard disk drives ( HDDs ) have higher durability than the NAND flash memory used in solid state drives ( SSDs ), a new report claims that not all HDDs are as tough as their SSD counterparts. While HDDs have per-year workload ratings, SSDs on the hand have terabytes to be written (TBW) and drive writes per day (DWPD) endurance ratings that can be used to calculate their total endurance. F

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The 2022 All-In-One Freelancer and Side Hustle Bundle is on sale for £22.12, saving you 98% on list price. Many people love the idea of a freelancer lifestyle, but don’t know what steps to take to make the change. Others think they love the idea of a freelancer lifestyle, but don’t know the work and dedication it requires. This All-In-One Freelancer and Side Hustle Bundle can help you unde

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The 2022 Ultimate Ethical Hacking Super-Sized Certification Prep Bundle is on sale for £25.93, saving you 98% on list price. In pop culture, hackers are portrayed as button-smashing, fast-acting superhumans that can discover top secrets or hack into systems at lightning speed. Sure, hackers are technically skilled and highly intelligent, but in reality, they’re just normal humans who did t

Rivian Shareholder•
Engadget / 4h
Rivian is facing a shareholder lawsuit after raising the price of its electric pickup and SUV and subsequently reversing course , Protocol has reported. The action alleges that Rivian failed to disclose that it would hike the base price of its vehicles by around $12,000, nor the potential damages that would cause. An individual shareholder brought the complaint, but is seeking class-action status

21How-To Geek / 5h
And just like that, Apple set the benchmark even higher. The company debuted its outrageous new M1 Ultra chipset alongside the Mac Studio, a new product that will eventually serve as the middle ground between Mac Mini and Mac Pro—though, for the time being, it’s technically a Mac Pro replacement. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SlashGear / 5h
Apple is gearing up to release the Mac Studio, but with that new model comes the demise of an aging, cheaper alternative. Say goodbye to the 27-inch iMac.

Warren Russia Crypto•
Engadget / 5h
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is preparing a bill in response to fears that Russian nationals may be using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions. The draft legislation , first reported by NBC, would require banks and other financial institutions to both identify customers and transfers to private wallets, and regularly report information to the Treasury Department. But crypto firms insist that there’s

SlashGear / 5h
The Mac Studio is an impressive, expensive desktop made for professionals. The model brings a bunch of features to the table, including a few that stand out.

Canon has revealed its business strategy plans for 2022 onwards and, for fans of the camera maker, there's good news. Canon is keen to "establish global no.1 share even in mirrorless cameras" and will "further enhance lineup of EOS R system cameras and lenses". This really shouldn't come as a big surprise – and probably wouldn't be too hard to achieve – considering the momentum Canon has built up

Following the recent announcement of its new Bonanza Mine chips, Intel is back with a brand new chip well-suited to mining for cryptocurrency in addition to improving performance in a wide range of applications like network virtualization. The chip giant's new Agilex M-Series FPGA is built on Intel 7 process technology and aims to accelerate a wide range of tasks from high performance computing (

Gizmodo / 6h

Indian Swiggy Morgan•
Indian food delivery giant Swiggy has hired bankers as it gears up for an initial public offering next year, a source familiar with the matter said. The startup, which was valued at $10.7 billion in its Series K financing in January this year, is looking to raise as much as $1 billion in the IPO, which it plans to file as early as first half of next year, the source said, requesting anonymity as

Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of French drone specialists Parrot, shares his business advice.

200+Gizmodo / 6h
There’s a moment in the climax of Star Trek: Picard ’s season two premiere when Q, the omnipotent bane of Jean-Luc’s life , appears in the latter’s humble French estate. He has had, like so many returning figures of classic pop culture of late, the process of time smoothed out by CG, to give us a semblance of the Q we… Read more...

Apple Studio Display•
The spiritual successor to Apple's Cinema Displays is here – and while I certainly don't need the new Apple Studio Display's bells and whistles, which ring out in glorious spatial audio, that doesn't mean I'm not speccing one up in another browser window right now. The 27-inch 5K Retina display is everything my MacBook Pro craves, and everything my bank balance fears. Not that the Studio Display

Mild Covid Brain Study•
21Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Infection by SARS-CoV-2 causes a dizzying array of symptoms beyond the respiratory distress that is its most notable feature. These range from intestinal distress to blood clots to the loss of smell, and symptoms vary wildly from person to person. Figuring out exactly what the virus does inside the human body is likely to take years. But we got a bit of data this w

SlashGear / 7h
The new iPhone SE 3 is Apple's cheapest iPhone, and there's a lot to like about it. The price is appealing, but is it worth buying over the iPhone 13?

Twitter Tor Service•
71Mashable / 7h
Twitter just struck a blow against government censorship, even if the tech giant won't come out and say so directly. On Tuesday morning, Alec Muffett , a cybersecurity professional with a long history of working with the Tor network , announced he'd brought skills to bear at Twitter. Specifically, Muffett wrote that he'd helped the company launch a censorship-resistant way for users to access the

Elden Ring GPU Windows•
Enlarge While Elden Ring 's recent launch has been a massive critical and commercial success, it continues developer From Software's streak of leaving players in a technical lurch. Even on the newest Xbox and PlayStation consoles or the highest-end PCs, Elden Ring still manages to turn in somewhat unsteady performance for various reasons. In the case of one unoptimized aspect of the game's PC ver

While hotel management positions have historically been held by men, new research by the Castell Project (a nonprofit that focuses on women in the hospitality industry) suggests women are making progress in climbing the corporate ladder at hotels. In fact, 1 in 10 leadership positions in the hospitality sector are now held by women, an improvement from 2019 data, according to the Castell Project.

51Gizmodo / 7h
Unless you spend your time in a cave with flying nocturnal animals, you’re probably aware there’s a new Batman movie in theaters this week . Matt Reeves’ The Batman is the first live-action Batman solo film in a decade, if you can believe it. Of course, Ben Affleck played the role in a few other films in between, and… Read more...

Barksdale Ormeus Coin•
26Gizmodo / 7h
Behold, Ormeus Coin! A glittering digital asset, a massive investment opportunity, and yet another grand example of everything the cryptocurrency industry has to offer the world. Read more...

SlashGear / 7h
It wasn't too long ago when Apple introduced the iMac with its M1 chip. Now it's back with the Mac Studio, leaving consumers wondering why they should upgrade.

Microsoft has once again delayed its planned price increase of both its Office 365 and Microsoft 365 office software suites. The price increase was first announced by corporate VP for Microsoft 365, Jared Spataro last August in a blog post and was set to come into effect at the beginning of this month. Now though, the software giant has pushed back the change until March 15. Right when the price

Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra•
Futurism / 8h
Apple showed off updates to its cheapest iPhone and mid-range iPad before unveiling its most powerful Mac ever and first display in 10 years at the company’s “Peek Performance” event today. Like all of Apple events since 2020, the pre-recorded presentation was streamed live on the company’s website and on YouTube. The company kicked off its presentation with an update on Apple TV+, its paid video

35Gizmodo / 8h
Apple hosted its “Peek Performance” live-stream event and revealed a whole host of new products aimed at creators and those living on a budget. There were also some smaller announcements for folks who can’t get enough of their Apple TV+ subscriptions, plus a new highly anticipated phone color for iPhone users. Read more...

DDoS Attackers TCP New•
29Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Cybercriminals who use giant floods of data to knock sites offline are leveraging a never-before-seen method that has the potential to increase the damaging effects of those floods by an unprecedented 4 billion times, researchers warned on Tuesday. Like many other types of distributed denial-of-service attacks, the attacks send a modest amount of junk data to a mis

36TechCrunch / 8h
Swedish fintech giant Klarna was doing well before the pandemic, but today, it’s a mega-unicorn: In June 2021, it reached a $45.6 billion valuation after raising $639 million. Much of this growth was fueled by U.S. consumers, which makes sense, considering that most of us still can’t cover a $1,000 emergency expense. Today, BNPL can be used to facilitate the purchase of a pizza oven — or just a s

It is TechCrunch tradition to look at Apple’s stock price during, and after its major events . Why? Because we enjoy it, and we’re always curious what impact the company’s news has on its actual financial worth. The answer is usually very, very little. This may surprise you. After all, Apple details its new hardware and software at its confabs, which means that the goods it intends to sell in the

21TechCrunch / 8h
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 Tuesday, March 8, 2022! Today was an Apple event day, which means that the larger tech industry ground to a halt to sit ‘round and see what Cupertino cooked up. We have full notes in case you are behind, yeah? And a lot of star

Rivian Shareholder•
Enlarge / That air compressor can output up to 150 psi. (credit: Rivian ) Rivian, the electric vehicle manufacturer, is being sued (PDF) by a shareholder who alleges that the company's surprise 20 percent price hike tarnished Rivian's reputation and violated US securities laws. The company made "untrue statements" in its IPO about the pricing of its R1T truck and R1S SUV, the lawsuit says. "Unbek

Wizz Air is a fascinating airline. Entering one of the most competitive aviation markets in the world — the European low-cost arena — it has exploded in growth. Originally connecting Western Europe with its traditional bases in Eastern Europe, the airline has now expanded to fly point-to-point in Western Europe, such as from the U.K. nonstop to France, Spain and Portugal. Related: Comparing Europ

SlashGear / 8h
Perhaps the most famous thing about Uranus is its delicate blue color. What makes the icy planet blue and why does it glow? It's all about the atmosphere.

Amazon Russia Belarus•
Engadget / 8h
Another important internet player is changing its relationship with Russia due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Over the weekend, Amazon quietly stopped accepting new Amazon Web Services customers in Russia and Belarus, as first reported by The New York Times . The company announced the change in an update on Tuesday to a blog post it published last week. “Given the current events and the un

21Gizmodo / 8h
Florida’s controversial anti-LGBTQ “Don’t Say Gay” bill has passed the state senate, heading to the desk of governor Ron DeSantis, all but guaranteeing its entry into state law—and one of the state’s biggest businesses, the Walt Disney Company, has largely chosen to stay silent. Read more...

29Mashable / 9h
The iPhone's home button lives on. Apple dropped its newest iPhone SE at its "Peek Performance" event Tuesday and we got a preview of the "budget" phone that arrives March 18. The iPhone SE first arrived in 2016, and then was updated in 2020 . Now two years later, the compact, affordable smartphone is back once again. Let's look at what's changed since 2020. Price 2020: $399 2022: $429 This is th

Musk 2018 SEC Tesla•
21Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Elon Musk at a press conference at SpaceX's Starbase facility in Texas on February 10, 2022. (credit: Getty Images | Jim Watson ) Tesla CEO Elon Musk today asked a federal judge to terminate a 2018 settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying he's tired of the SEC using the consent decree to "micro-manage" his Twitter activity and that he was "forced" into signing the

Apple iPhone 2022 Bionic•
At Apple's March 8 Peek Performance event, the headliner was undoubtedly the announcement of the iPhone SE 2022 . So how does Apple's latest budget smartphone stack up to its hugely popular predecessor, the iPhone SE 2020 ? We’ll need to spend some quality time with the iPhone SE 2022 before we can cast any definitive judgement here, but you can tell a lot from the spec sheet alone. While they mi

Engadget / 9h
Apple unveiled a new standalone monitor—the $1599 Studio Display —that includes your choice of either a tilt-adjustable stand or a VESA wall mount adaptor. But for $400 more, you can purchase a fancier tilt and height-adjustable version of that stand. In the Apple universe, a 5K retina display monitor and stand aimed at the consumer market priced just shy of $2000 is a steal. Be forewarned: If yo

Proud Boys Capitol•
100+Gizmodo / 9h
The longtime chairman of the street-brawling Proud Boys group was arrested in Miami and charged with conspiracy Tuesday over his role in the failed insurrection at the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. Read more...

Apple M1 Ultra Chip•
SlashGear / 9h
Joining its newly unveiled iPhone SE and Mac products is Apple's M1 Ultra, the latest installment in its M1 lineup. Here's why the hardware is a big deal.

Gizmodo / 9h
io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE . Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Bhatia, P.I.” by Shiv Ramdas. You can read the story below or listen to the podcast on our website. Enjoy! Read more...

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Is it too cliche to summarize the current state of gas prices that way? Maybe so. In this case, the reasons for runaway gas prices may be different than in the past. However, the fear and uneasiness around gas prices today feels eerily similar to 2008. Back then, we were also worried whether our 401(k) accounts would turn into vapor. Businesses made q

96Gizmodo / 9h
Firearm owners may be finally cozying up to the idea of personalized “smart guns,” and it only took them twenty years to hop on board. Read more...

Pixel 6 Feature Drop•
Google has announced a slew of new features for its Pixel smartphones including the ability to type to talk during phone calls as part of its latest Pixel feature drop. Whether you're unable or prefer not to speak on calls, the search giant is giving Pixel owners a new way to communicate using its Live Caption feature. First unveiled back in 2019, Live Caption is an accessibility feature that use

Internet Lumen Russia•
Engadget / 9h
Cogent isn't the only large American internet provider pulling out of Russia following that country's invasion of Ukraine. The Washington Post reports Lumen is "immediately" halting business in the country. The company is disconnecting over concerns of an "increased security risk" inside Russia, fears of government action and a desire to protect the integrity of the Internet at large. The company

A month after announcing a new rewards checking account American Express is surveying a new business checking account that's potentially more lucrative. Continue reading ...

SlashGear / 9h
The next big Sony PlayStation event is right around the corner with new games and updates on some of the most widely anticipated games of the year.

Plaza Premium has just launched a new lounge access concept. I don’t necessarily consider this to be a slam dunk in terms of value, but I think it’s worth being aware of. Access two Plaza Premium Lounges for $59 Plaza Premium is launching a new Americas Pass , allowing access to airport lounges with no membership, travel passes, or mileage program affiliation required: The lounge pass costs $59,

Well, wasn't that interesting? This year's Apple Spring Event was speedier than usual, so we only heard the word "incredible" about 200 times instead of the usual thousands. And no wonder, because there was lots to cover: the new iPhone SE 2022 , the iPad Air 2022 , the M1 Ultra system on a chip, the Mac Studio and the Studio Display . In fact, there was so much going on that you might have misse

Twitter Creator Dashboard•
21TechCrunch / 9h
Twitter is introducing a new tool for creators called the “Creator Dashboard,” the company announced on Tuesday. The social media giant says the new tool is designed to help creators analyze how they make money on Twitter and how much they’re earning from monetization features, such as Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces . Creators can also use the dashboard to search through their payment history NHTSA Recall•
Autonomous vehicle startup will issue a recall for three vehicles following an October crash in California, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency said on Tuesday that this was the first recall of an automated driving system, Reuters first reported . “Whether the vehicle is operated by a human driver or an automated driving system, the need

31Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A new theory holds that Stonehenge served as an ancient solar calendar. (credit: Timothy Darvill/Bournemouth University) Scholars have long speculated that the famed prehistoric monument Stonehenge might have served as some kind of calendar that helped local people predict eclipses, summer and winter solstices, the equinox, and other relevant celestial events. Now, a British archaeologi

100+NYT > Technology / 10h
Kurbo by WW, a weight-loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.

Credit Canada Ictsd•
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. At The Points Guy, we devote a significant amount of time discussing how credit scores work and how to improve your credit score . Scores in the mid-700s and above will typically be enough to get you approved for most travel rewards cards . But having a lower score doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get those ca

Apple iPad Air 5 M1•
Mashable / 10h
PREORDER: The new Apple iPad Air (2022 ) is set for release on March 18, though you can reserve one ahead of time directly through the Apple Store beginning at 5 a.m. PST on March 11. The standard version (with just WiFi) starts at $599, while the WiFi + Cellular model will cost you at least $749. The iPad Air is getting an M1 makeover. Tim Cook dedicated a portion of Apple's "Peek Performance" k

21Mashable / 10h
Apple's first event of 2022, curiously titled "peek performance," was packed with information. The releases appealed to a range of customers: from everyday users looking for an upgraded yet affordable iPhone all the way to specialists in need of professional-grade hardware. During the event Tim Cook wore a subtle tribute to Ukraine, and Apple's celebration of women on International Women's Day wa

27-Inch Apple iMac•
While Apple used its March Event to unveil a range of new devices, including the iPhone SE 2022 , iPad Air 2022 , and Mac Studio , the company also quietly killed off the 27-inch iMac . Usually when Apple discontinues a product it’s because it’s just about to launch a new version. However there was no replacement 27-inch iMac at Apple’s product launch. While some stores will continue selling the

DHS Mexico US Wyden•
25Futurism / 10h
A number of US government agencies have been collecting detailed money transfer records of Americans without a warrant, according to a shocking new report by The Wall Street Journal . US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been spying on money transfers of over $500 sent to or from Mexico, according to a letter sent to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector general by Sen

Apple Peek Performance•
Engadget / 10h
On Tuesday, Apple held its first event of 2022. What initially seemed like it would be a low-key affair turned into something a bit more exciting. Yes, Apple updated the iPhone SE and iPad Air, but it also had a new Mac to show off and a matching display. Here's everything the company announced at its Peek Performance keynote. iPhone SE Apple Apple opened the event with the announcement of the th

Apple MacBook PP•
100+Mashable / 10h
It was not the briefest event Apple has ever held; that distinction goes to 2021's 50-minute unintentional self-parody . But at a mere 58 minutes, the "peek performance" unveiling was all business, without so much as a $19 cloth or a Craig Federighi dad joke to make us chuckle and/or roll our eyes. Gone were the themes of the past: no hymn to California ; no 420 references ; barely any zooming in

500+Gizmodo / 10h
Like a sandworm rumbling through the desert, Dune: Part Two is coming to the surface , and now one of its biggest missing pieces may have been found. Florence Pugh ( Midsommar, Black Widow ) is reportedly in talks to play Princess Irulan, daughter of the villainous Emperor Shaddam IV, in the upcoming sequel starring… Read more...

Lifehacker / 10h
At long last, winter is almost over, and it’s nearly spring planting time—in fact, there are some vegetables you should start planting right now . As you return to the soil this season to (hopefully) be dazzled by your very own homegrown tomatoes and basil this summer, consider using an unorthodox—but effective—trick… Read more...

Apple Magic Keyboard•
While Apple announced updates to its iPhone SE and Apple Silicon line this week (March 8), for me, it saved the best for last, in the form of a new color finally being made available to its keyboard. At the March Event , Apple confirmed the latest in the line of M1 chips, called M1 Ultra, which is available in the new Mac Studio. There's also the iPhone SE 3 , an iPad Air 5 , and a new green colo

Being a tech journalist, you can imagine I often find flashy new gadgets crossing my desk, and most of the time I look forward to pulling them out of the box and seeing what they're like. When my old editor left TechRadar a few weeks ago, and returned all his accumulated tech, he offered me the team's iPad Pro (2021) test sample. He knew that I still used my iPad Pro 12.9 (2018 ) daily, and presu

Apple MacBook•
You can forgive Apple for getting so focused on its Apple Silicon update that it really believed we'd all get that " Peek Performance " was about looking at the incredible M1 Ultra performance promises and the hardware they've built around it. That's it. The head fake of the Greg Joswiak Tweet notwithstanding, this event on Tuesday, March 8, was a signal that Apple was narrowing its focus even fu

Twitter Tor Service•
Engadget / 10h
Twitter has a simple solution to Russia's ban on the social network : offer a service that helps you circumvent the ban. The company has introduced a Tor onion service that should let you access Twitter even when it's blocked in a given country. The anonymizing nature of Tor will also help protect against surveillance. The platform is based on a version of the Enterprise Onion Toolkit (EOTK) cust

Gas prices in the U.S. have hit a record high: American motorists are now paying an average of $4.17 per gallon at the pump, according to AAA . In states like California and Hawaii, you’re lucky to find gas for under $5.50 per gallon. But although we’re all feeling the pain at the pump, TPG is here to remind you of the many ways you can make those gas prices work for you in the form of points, mi

Apple Mac Studio SD•
Mashable / 10h
Another Apple Event has come and gone, which means it's time for my favorite post-show activity : Checking out the bonkers pricing for the completely maxed out spec version of Apple's latest computer device, the Mac Studio, on the Apple Store . If you'd like to know right upfront without any of the specific spec details, here it is: $8,000 . No monitor included. This particular Apple Event was al

Chinese Russia US Commerce•
400+NYT > Technology / 10h
Gina Raimondo, the commerce secretary, said the U.S. could take “devastating” action against Chinese companies that defy Russian sanctions.

200+Gizmodo / 10h
Game of Thrones feels like a franchise that is both never-ending and completely paralyzed within its own epic scope. After the finale in 2019, HBO quickly announced a slate of new shows and proposals that it was working on. This came as a surprise to absolutely nobody who was paying attention to the state of… Read more...

NordVPN and its parent company Nord Security may have started out with a VPN but over the years they have expanded their cybersecurity offerings to include a password manager , an encrypted cloud storage service, a network access solution and even tools to help others build their own VPN services. However, NordVPN has once again upped the ante with the recent launch of its new Threat Protection f

SlashGear / 11h
Samsung works with Walmart-owned Flipkart to release "F" series devices with surprisingly low prices and decent specs - now, why can't they do that here?

Apple 15.4 Next Week•
Engadget / 11h
Apple has confirmed it will roll out iOS 15.4 next week. One especially useful feature that'll hit iPhones in the coming days is another way to unlock your device with Face ID while wearing a mask. You'll no longer need an Apple Watch to unlock your phone without removing your mask or punching in your passcode. Apple has been testing the feature in public betas since January. You'll need to activ

Instagram Russian Ukraine•
38TechCrunch / 11h
Instagram announced Tuesday that it would implement steps to dampen Russian government propaganda and protect the privacy of users across Ukraine and Russia. The company will begin downranking posts from Russian state-affiliated media, placing any stories from those outlets below other content from other sources. Users who go to share stories originating with any of these accounts will now see a

Lifehacker / 11h
Organization can make or break any travel experience. Sure, it’s tempting to romanticize the life of the rugged backpacker, but there’s probably room for a laptop or phone in that backpack. And if you have a laptop or phone, then you can and should make yourself an ultimate travel spreadsheet to help you manage your… Read more...

Futurism / 11h
The definition of the term “video camera” has changed substantially since the first consumer-level 8mm cameras debuted in the 1960s. Instead of carrying heavy equipment, worrying about how much time was left on your tape, and constantly changing batteries, you can now use your smartphone to record, edit, and share 4K videos to virtually anyone in the world. For most people, the camera built into

500+Futurism / 11h
Bloody Truth Lab-grown meat — the proteinous blobs of ersatz flesh that perpetually seem to be about 18 months from grocery store shelves — is often touted as a way of feeding a meat-hungry world without the cruelty of factory farms. Maybe not, though. In reality, it turns out that many lab-grown meat products actually contain a shocking amount of blood. More specifically, they often rely on feta

Amazon Russia Belarus•
200+NYT > Technology / 11h
The policy change for Amazon Web Services started over the weekend but was not publicly announced until Tuesday.

SlashGear / 11h
Apple unveiled a powerful new desktop device at its March 8 event.

SlashGear / 11h
Of all the places where we could search for life, one of the most exciting is Jupiter's moon Europa - and now NASA is going back for a better look.

Mashable / 11h
The people of Twitter are reminding Tim Cook that when it comes to equity in the workplace, actions speak louder than words. Apple held a Spring product event Tuesday, which also happened to be International Women's Day (IWD). Apple CEO Tim Cook marked the occasion with a tweet honoring "women who are charting the course for a more equitable future," while Apple also featured all female developer

27-Inch Apple iMac•
Enlarge / Where has the 27-inch iMac gone? (credit: Andrew Cunningham) For years, Apple's 27-inch iMac was the company's best desktop. The device was updated frequently with new processors and GPUs, unlike either the Mac mini or the Mac Pro, and its 5K Retina display was an excellent high-resolution screen. Its design was even the basis of the iMac Pro, an even-more-powerful desktop that Apple re

Apple Mac Studio SD•
63Wired / 11h
The Mac Studio is a compact desktop PC powered by Apple’s newest processors.

CERN Ukraine Russia•
500+Gizmodo / 11h
The CERN Council convened today to discuss how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affects the scientific collaboration’s ability to pursue its goals and ensure the safety and wellbeing of its members. The council meeting resulted in a resolution to condemn the Russian invasion, to suspend Russia’s Observer status to the… Read more...

Apple iPhone 2022 Bionic•
Mashable / 11h
PREORDER: Announced at Apple's "Peek Performance" event, the new iPhone SE (2022) will start at $429 when it launches on March 18. You can reserve one directly through the Apple Store beginning at 5 a.m. PST on Friday, March 11. The rumor mill nailed it: We're getting a new iPhone SE for 2022. Tim Cook unveiled the updated version of Apple's most affordable smartphone during the company's "Peek P

Spotify Discord Tuesday•
Mashable / 11h
The only thing some Spotify users are hearing today is silence. Spotify went down for many users on Tuesday morning. At the time of writing, Spotify has logged users out and isn't recognizing accounts. Even their support page was glitching . According to Downdetector , which is owned by Mashable parent company Ziff Davis, reports of problems began trickling in around 12:49 p.m. EST. At 1:22 p.m.

Apple iPhone 2022 Bionic•
When the second-generation iPhone SE launched in 2020, it carried the title of Apple's cheapest iPhone ever, with a price tag of $399 / £419 / AU$749 for the entry-level 64GB model. Hopes were high then, ahead of Apple's 2022 March Event the Cupertino, California-based firm would repeat the trick and bring us a third generation of the popular iPhone SE at an equally palatable - if not even cheape

U.S. passports will look a little different starting this summer, when the U.S. Department of State expects all passport agencies and centers to begin issuing the new Next Generation Passport books, according to a State Department official. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . (Screenshot from the U.S. State Department) Since March 2021, more

500+Gizmodo / 11h
Apple surprised the tech world today by unveiling the M1 Ultra, its most powerful chip yet. Powering the new Mac Studio , the Ultra sits at the top of the stack ahead of the M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max. Read more...

On March 8, 2022, Apple unveiled the M1 Ultra, its latest and most powerful Apple Silicon SoC that will take Apple’s Macs to a whole new level of performance. Here’s a look at what makes it notable. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A mouse that’s too slow takes longer for the cursor to get to its destination, while one that’s too quick may zoom past it, easily disrupting your efficiency. Here’s how to adjust that speed on Windows 10 or 11. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

TechCrunch / 11h
As decentralized finance (DeFi) moves closer to becoming a mainstream reality, rather than an alternative parallel financial system, can government regulators be far behind? In a word, no. But how do you regulate a system designed for remote, peer-to-peer and intermediary-free transactions — at an appropriate level — without stifling innovation? That’s just one of many hot, and some might say con

SlashGear / 11h
Apple revealed several new products during its spring event, as well as a couple of new colorways. How are fans reacting to the new iPhone 13 color?

27-Inch Apple iMac•
Engadget / 11h
You're out of luck if you were hoping for a larger, brawnier counterpart to the M1 iMac . Apple has discontinued the 27-inch iMac , leaving last year's 24-inch M1 model as the only all-in-one in the lineup. If you want to buy a higher-end (but relatively compact) desktop, you'll have to spring for the new Mac Studio and a monitor to match . We've asked Apple for comment on the move. This might no

China Chinese US Mandiant•
41Gizmodo / 11h
A prolific state-backed hacker group from China has penetrated the networks of at least six state governments in the U.S., new research from cybersecurity firm Mandiant reveals. Read more...

If you have a tablet or convertible PC, Google Chrome will switch to a touch-friendly tablet mode in certain situations. Starting in Chrome 99, this UI is enabled on more devices. We’ll show you how to disable it completely. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Engadget / 11h
Since you’ve been spending so much time at home these past two years, you could probably use a better tablet for when you’re kicking back on the couch or hanging out in the yard. And Apple’s new iPad Air might just be the screen you need in front of you. The company finally brought its home-grown M1 chip to the iPad Air for better working and gaming, but it is really your best option? The major c

Google Android Archive•
Engadget / 11h
At some point, most of us have had to uninstall apps to free up space on our phones. And while it’s become less of an issue in recent years with the introduction of devices that start with 64GB and 128GB of internal space, not everyone can afford to upgrade the storage on their phone. But with some luck, deleting apps on your Android device to free up space may become a thing of the past. Google

Mac Studio RM8799•
Apple announced the new Mac Studio at its March 2022 hardware event, powered by its all-new M1 Ultra SoC. While it starts off reasonable (for Apple), at $1,999 in the US, if you want to beef it up with the best specs you can possibly buy, it's going to cost you a whopping $7,999 . That will get you an M1 Ultra with a 64-core GPU and 20-core CPU, 128GB of RAM and a ludicrous 8TB SSD. That's a lot

Apple 15.4 Next Week•
The next update to iOS 15 has been confirmed by Apple and it is scheduled to arrive next week, meaning it might be available to download around March 16. At the March Event , Apple confirmed the last in the line of the M1 chips, called M1 Ultra, which is available in the new Mac Studio. There's also a new 2022, 3rd-generation iPhone SE 3 , an iPad Air 5 , and a new green color option available fo

SlashGear / 11h
Apple releases a long-awaited monitor to pair with their new Mac Studio desktop machine. The Studio Display has its own A15 chip, quite like the iPhone 13.

SlashGear / 11h
A Georgia man will spend three years in prison after spending his COVID-19 loan on a Pokemon card.

Fueled by innovations in AI, IoT, and blockchain, digital transformation has been accelerating rapidly across industries. But as the world’s data is growing at the edge, the stark differences in digital equity and inclusion have become clear. Access to technology, underrepresentation within tech companies, and bias within technology itself contribute to this stark digital divide, says Janice Zdan

Apple Mac Studio SD•
100+Wired / 12h
Apple held a product release event on Tuesday. Here's what the company announced.

Apple New Budget Iphone•
In a showcase on Tuesday, Apple added to its ever-expanding array of product offerings.

Mashable / 12h
Save $40: Discover and connect more branches of your family tree when you try out the AncestryDNA test kit for just $59 at Amazon, as of March 8. This saves you 40% on the regular price of one of the most popular at-home consumer DNA test kits. While stories of your family history from Grandma are enlightening, you can still fill in a lot of gaps with a DNA ancestry kit . AncestryDNA's at-home te

About two weeks ago, international order was instantly uprooted by Russia’s invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine. The effects of the invasion cannot be overstated. More than 800,000 civilians have already fled Ukraine, according to the United Nations, and the attacks have unfortunately continued. The European Union has predicted that up to 4 million people will flee Ukraine as a consequence

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26TechCrunch / 12h
Meta’s internal R&D group known as NPE Team just launched a new social app, Move , designed for both personal and group to-do lists. The app allows people, including individuals or groups organizing around a project, to create to-do lists and send out nudges and reminders for items that still need to be completed. However, unlike traditional to-do apps, Move gamifies the experience by allowing us

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Lifehacker / 12h
Apple CEO Tim Cook took the digital stage today, March 8, to announce a host of new products from the company. The presentation was heavily focused on performance, highlighting how all of Apple’s new devices sported powerful Apple silicon processors at their core. From the A15 to the M1—and even to a brand new chipset… Read more...

97Futurism / 12h
When it comes to crypto and NFT news, it’s hard to discern what’s fact and what’s fiction. A primo example comes from a new article that appears on the website of the storied magazine Rolling Stone — except that, according to extremely fine print, it was actually paid for. Larry Dvoskin, an NFT entrepreneur and former Grammy-nominated musician, wrote the article as part of the “ Rolling Stone Cul

Tesla Luminar Years•
65Futurism / 12h
In-Fighting Everyone has their price — and for one former Tesla lawyer, it was nearly $30 million. A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing reveals that former Tesla lawyer Alan Prescott accepted $29.5 million in stock options to defect from the electric car maker in favor of Luminar, a competitor that makes the laser sensors for self-driving cars. Along with the attractive stock benefi

Engadget / 12h
The past few years have seen the major phone manufacturers release handsets that were low on price but big on features — basically flagship phones at a mid-range price. Today Apple announced an update to its own offering, the iPhone SE. It packs in the powerful Apple A15 Bionic, 5G connectivity and a dedicated home button, while coming in at a nice affordable $429 to start. But the SE isn't the o

Every so often, a new product is announced that leaves your jaw on the floor. That’s exactly what the latest Apple Mac Studio did. Apple pulled no punches with its new desktop computer. If you’re even remotely interested in Macs, this computer will blow you away. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple just held its first event of 2022, dubbed “Peek Performance” and announced the new and improved third-generation iPhone SE 5G. With some much-needed updates, this version is now one of the best budget-friendly smartphones on the market. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SlashGear / 12h
Apple has introduced the fifth-generation iPad Air, one that skips entirely over the A15 and is instead powered by the company's M1 processor.

Apple Mac Studio SD•
22TechCrunch / 12h
Apple today launched a $1,599 display that packs a processor, high-quality speakers, a microphone array, a high-quality camera, three USB-C ports and 96 watts of power delivery over Thunderbolt. Oh, and it has a screen, too. The Cupertino company has had a curious and checkered history with displays, launching and then forgetting about a series of options over the years. The Apple Cinema Display

Gizmodo / 12h
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has allegedly operated a “bulk surveillance” project responsible for collecting financial records on money transfers greater than $500 sent to Mexico and certain states, a previously unknown practice lawmakers and civil liberties experts claim may violate U.S law. The DHS data… Read more...

Apple iPhone 3 2022•
Engadget / 12h
Apple's "peek performance" event today brought a bunch of new hardware across many of its product families. The new iPhone SE 5G brings long-awaited features to the small handset, including 5G support and an upgraded processor. The new iPad Air may look the same as the previous model, but it also has significant performance improvements thanks to the M1 chipset and 5G capabilities. On the Mac sid

200+Gizmodo / 12h
Apple just re-entered the mainstream monitor space with the Studio Display, a 27-inch, 5K monitor meant for creative professionals with smaller budgets than those who can afford Apple’s top option. Read more...

Spotify Discord Tuesday•
Engadget / 12h
Spotify and Discord are down right now and inaccessible to users. It's unclear what the source of the problem is, or if the two outages are related, but users began reporting issues with both services at about 1pm ET, according to reports on . Spotify acknowledged the outage on Twitter, writing that "something's not quite right," but didn't elaborate. Something’s not quite right,

21Gizmodo / 12h
It’s my worst kept secret that I’m a sucker for a sports anime . I read a few chapters of Prince of Tennis , which was fun, but my whole-hearted love for a slice-of-life, high-school-tournament arc began with Haikyu!! I went absolutely feral for these dumb high school boys who only had volleyball feelings and could not… Read more...

Apple Studio Display•
Apple announced its latest display at its March event , the Studio Display, which offers a new option for creative pros and home users alike. The 27-inch 5K display, which is meant to pair with the new Mac Studio but can also be used for any Mac device, starts at a pricey $1,599 (£1,499 / AU$2,499) – but at least this one comes with a stand (and it's even configurable, at least in the US). The di

Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra•
42TechCrunch / 12h
It’s Apple event day! The day when the company takes the (once again remote/virtual) stage to reveal everything it’s been working on behind the scenes lately. Didn’t have time to follow along live? We’ve got you. We’ve taken all the biggest news of the day and wrapped it up for you in one easy-to-skim package. Follow the links to dive deeper into the stuff you care about, skip the rest. Enjoy! Ne

100+The Points Guy / 12h
In addition to existing “Level 3” travel warnings issued by both the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, travelers heading to Mexico for spring break this month have a new travel warning to consider. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . On March 5, the Overseas Security Advisory Council , which wor

Apple Mac Studio SD•
Mashable / 12h
Apple has a new desktop computer in its lineup, the Mac Studio. The company also launched the matching Studio Display, a 27-inch monitor aimed at professionals. Launched at Apple's "Peek Performance" event on March 8, the Mac Studio is powered by Apple's new M1 Ultra chip, which is essentially two M1 Max chips rolled into one. With 114 billion transistors and support for up to 128GB of unified RA

Instagram Black Creators•
Mashable / 12h
Instagram wants to make it easier to credit Black creators , and its new enhanced tags for posts might be a step in the right direction. The enhanced tagging feature lets Instagram users show additional information on "People Tags" on their posts. Beyond just a profile's username, the tags will highlight the creators' self-designated profile category (titles are chosen from Instagram's list of ca

Using Zoom’s test meeting, you can make sure your microphone, speakers, and camera are working before you jump on an actual meeting. This test meeting works on the web, desktop, and mobile, and we’ll show you how to attend it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Capital One Venture X is the new premium version of its signature Venture product about to launch. And I'm sort of amazed at how much they're including at the price point. For travel rewards fans this is going to be a strong card to consider - and it hits high marks for all of the reasons you may want to get and use a card - a (very) big initial bonus, strong earning for your spend, and great ben

SlashGear / 12h
Apple has officially unveiled its latest iPhone SE, promising a significant hardware boost that brings 5G connectivity, a neural engine, and wireless charging.

After an awesome time in Oman, it was time to work my way back to the United States. I sent Ford back directly in Emirates first class via Dubai (he doesn’t share my passion for taking the long way home to try new products), while I took a bit less direct of a routing, flying from Muscat to Istanbul to Copenhagen in Turkish Airlines’ A321neo and 737 MAX business class, and then flying from Copenh

Apple iPad Air 5 M1•
Mashable / 12h
Apple revealed its latest iPad Air model during its "Peek Performance" event, featuring Apple's impressive M1 chip, a new front-facing camera, and 5G connectivity. The latest available iPad Air colors, featuring the new blue. Credit: Apple Previously, the only tablet that housed the M1 chip was the pricey iPad Pro . With the new chip, the iPad Air will have faster graphics performance, all-day ba

Mashable / 12h
Apple CEO Tim Cook has yet to actually say anything about Russia's unprovoked war on Ukraine during the tech giant's big Peek Performance Apple Event on Tuesday. But he almost certainly sent a message with his clothing choice. Cook wore a blue sweater and an Apple Watch with a bright yellow band. Those are, of course, the colors of Ukraine's national flag and a way folks have shown support for th

Mashable / 12h
SAVE 29%: If you've been looking for an all-purpose laptop that's easy to lug around, the Lenovo Flex 5 is a good option. It's on sale for $599.99 as of March 8. That's 29% off its regular price of $849.99. Toeing the line between tablet and laptop , the Lenovo Flex 5 can function as both — and it's lightweight and portable to boot. This 2-in-1 device has a super-thin bezel to make the most of sc

Windows 11•
40Lifehacker / 12h
Windows 11 doesn’t just come with a new coat of paint. There are many new features and redesigned elements here, from the widget panel, to the quick settings, to dedicated virtual desktops. And they all come with their very own, brand new keyboard shortcuts. If you want to truly embrace (and make the most of) Windows… Read more...

Apple Mac Studio SD•
Engadget / 12h
As expected , Apple is adding a new display to its product lineup. On Tuesday, the company announced the Apple Studio Display during its Peek Performance event. The standalone monitor features a 5K retina panel with 14.7 million pixels, 600 nits of brightness and P3 wide color gamut coverage. It also includes Apple's True Tone technology, allowing the display to match the color temperature of its

If you're starting to get the impression that internet outages happen every other week now, you're not alone, we're certainly feeling that way too. The latest victims? Spotify and Discord. These are the two platforms most affected by a new internet outage, and reports also suggest Facebook, Wikipedia, Google Cloud and more are all struggling too, though Spotify and Discord sound like the worst hi

Henry Cavill Dua Lipa•
Apple have offered a first look at blockbuster spy movie Argylle as part of its Apple March event . The tech giant previewed its plans for the year ahead in new products, and, as part of the presentation, it gave us a sneak peek at four of its forthcoming original movies. Argyle is adapted from author Ellie Conway's as-yet unpublished novel and boasts a very starry cast with Henry Cavill, Sam Roc

Apple Mac Studio SD•
The new Apple Studio Display with two adjustable stand options. (credit: Apple) It took quite some time, but Apple has finally re-entered the consumer desktop monitor space with the Studio Display. A decade has passed since Apple last made and sold a consumer desktop monitor; the long-beloved Apple Cinema Display was discontinued in 2011. Apple instead partnered with LG to sell monitors the South

Ten Vampire Biden 10•
92Ars Technica / 12h
Syllipsimopodi bideni Enlarge / An artistic reconstruction of the newly described 328-million-year-old vampyropod, Syllipsimopodi bideni . (credit: K. Whalen/Christopher Whalen) Paleontologists believe they have discovered a new genus and species of extinct cephalopod with ten functional arms, similar to a vampire squid . The 328-million-year-old fossil is the earliest known example of a vampyrop

Apple M1 Ultra Chip•
500+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Apple's new Mac Studio. (credit: Apple) For months, everyone has been speculating that Apple would soon update high-end, Intel-based Mac mini configurations with its own custom-designed silicon, and now Apple has announced just that at its spring product event. But what we got is actually a little more than what we expected. The new desktop Mac is called the Mac Studio, and it's like a

Apple M1 Ultra GPU•
200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Apple) Apple is adding "one last chip" to the M1 processor family. The M1 Ultra is a new design that uses "UltraFusion" technology to strap two M1 Max chips together, resulting in a huge processor that offers 16 high-performance CPU cores, four efficiency cores, a 64-core integrated GPU, and support for up to 128GB of RAM. It's possible that Apple is using a chiplet-esque approac

Apple just announced a brand new iPad Air at its March event, and the tablet is getting a massive performance upgrade in the form of Apple’s M1 chip. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Mac Studio SD•
Apple has announced a brand-new device at its March Event , the Mac Studio, a compact computer that's aimed at creative professionals, and it comes with the new M1 Ultra chip (or the M1 Max). Allowing users to create the "studio of their dreams", the new Mac Studio looks like a beefed-up Mac mini with some seriously powerful specifications. Not only is this a very powerful PC, the Mac Studio offe

37TechCrunch / 12h
Following reports that Apple was on an “aggressive hunt” for new sports deals for its Apple TV+ streaming service, Apple today announced it was bringing a number of Major League Baseball games exclusively to Apple TV+. The company said fans will be able to tune into two games on Friday night during the regular season, which will also include a pregame and postgame show. The games and shows will b

Alpine Green iPhone 13•
21Mashable / 12h
Apple announced a new green color for its iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro and a new purple color for its iPad Air at its "Peek Performance" event on March 8, 2022. In an earthy product video, Apple unveiled its two green finishes: a bold green iPhone 13 and a sophisticated alpine green for the iPhone 13 Pro. The shades are nearly identical, but there are some subtle differences. The question is: Do y

Apple Mac Studio SD•
Engadget / 12h
The rumors were true: Apple has introduced a high-powered headless desktop that sits between the Mac mini and Mac Pro. The company has launched the Mac Studio, a compact machine with up to a 20-core M1 Ultra chip, a 64-core GPU and more expansion than its mini coun