Global Technology News for 18 Nov 2020
Walmart has finally revealed prices for its Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales, and they're impressive.
Google has taken the wraps off Chimera Painter, a web-based tool that lets anyone generate terrifying cryptozoological entities in an interface that looks like MS Paint by way of Diablo. Why, you ask?... Well, isn’t it obvious? No… no, I suppose it isn’t. Surely the strangest thing to hit Google’s AI blog for at least […]
A suspect wanted by the FBI attempted to escape capture by riding a submersible 'sea scooter' in a California lake. Matthew Piercey was wanted in connection with a pyramid scheme that collected tens... of millions of dollars from unwitting investors. He was arrested after resurfacing from the lake just half an hour after jumping in. Running from FBI agents is usually not a good idea -- well, let's be real here, it's never a good idea -- but a California man named Matthew Piercy had a trick up his sleeve as he attempted to evade the FBI during a recent car chase. Dumping his truck and snatching something out of the back, Piercey reportedly jumped into Shasta Lake, just north of Redding, California, and managed to avoid capture for nearly a half-hour. As Gizmodo reports, he did so with the help...
Andrei Frumusanu, AnandTech: During the launch event, one thing that was in Apple fashion typically missing from the presentation were actual details on the clock frequencies of the design, as well as... its TDP which it can sustain at maximum performance. Apple got a lot of press on the low detail on its M1 charts. To me, this turned out to be an amazing job of underpromising and overdelivering. Everywhere you look, people are amazed at the low heat, high performance, and great battery life of all three M1 Macs. But if it's details you want, AnandTech has them, at least for the M1 Mac mini. One example: We can confirm that in single-threaded workloads, Apple's Firestorm cores now clock in at 3.2GHz, a 6.66% increase over the 3GHz frequency of the Apple A14. As long as there's thermal...
A team of researchers demonstrated that popular robotic household vacuum cleaners can be remotely hacked to act as microphones.
Microsoft has unveiled a new security chip called Pluton that has been designed to protect the future Windows PCs
Note: The Spencer tiara should NOT look like a Burger King crown.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard of any announcement concerning Flash and most have probably presumed it was already dead anyway. After all, it was years ago when Adobe, who bought Flash... creator Macromedia a long, long time ago, announced that it would eventually stop supporting the former darling of the Web. The clock is ticking and fate has …
Christopher Krebs will have the last laugh. Donald Trump fired the (now former) director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency late Tuesday, after... the latter countered the president's lies about the security of the U.S. election. Shortly after Trump announced his canning of Krebs via (what else) a tweet, Krebs used his personal, verified Twitter account to let both the world and Trump know that the agency he previously led did, in fact, oversee a secure election. "Honored to serve," he wrote. "We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomrorow [sic]."
Please let this inspire someone to make a sci-fi movie about giant clawed creatures on Mars.
Seldon is a UK startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize Machine Learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the "AI" that companies are so... fond of trumpeting, does actually end up working. It's now raised a £7.1M Series A round co-led by AlbionVC and Cambridge […]
Attackers can conduct identity reconnaissance against an organization at leisure without being detected, Palo Alto Networks says.
With two effective coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline, a top UBS economist believes that coronavirus infections in the U.S. could approach near-zero by June. Effectively combatting the coronavirus... will require all Americans to take a vaccine. Dr. Fauci recently said that Trump's refusal to accept the U.S. election results could delay the availability of a coronavirus vaccine. The coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. has killed hundreds of thousands, decimated whole parts of the U.S. economy, and has otherwise turned life completely upside down. To date, the U.S. has seen more than 11.2 million coronavirus cases and nearly 250,000 deaths. There is, however, some light at the end of the tunnel. In the span of just about a week, both Pfizer and Moderna announced new vaccines that are 90% and...
The blockbuster game of deception has security holes that let cheaters run wild.
Expressing neuron enriched mitochondrial proteins, researchers achieved a four times higher glial cell conversion rate and simultaneously increased the speed of neural reprogramming.
Open letter, signed by high-profile security professionals and organizations, urges White House to "reverse course and support election security."
Ransomware attack on Managed.com appears to have taken place on Monday, November 16.
Four industrial control system vendors each announced vulnerabilities that ranged from critical to high-severity.
The recent surge of COVID-19 infections has impelled Virgin Galactic to reschedule the third crewed test flight of its VSS Unity space plane, which had been targeted for Nov. 19-23.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Photographed in six of China's largest cities, Lange's latest publication imagines a futuristic metropolis, haunted by its past The post Mårten Lange searches for a phantom... light in China's metropolis appeared first on 1854 Photography.
Amazon has revealed a new, limited edition version of its latest Echo smart speaker, with the PRODUCT(RED) model promising a share of the price goes to charity. As with other PRODUCT(RED) launches... we’ve seen, sales of the red-finish Echo will include a contribution to the Global Fund to support HIV and AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. In the case of …
Apple has responded forcefully to a European activist filing legal complaints regarding its tracking tools, calling the claims "inaccurate," and saying it is ready to defend its position. Credit:... AppleInsider Following privacy activist Max Schrems and his NOYB group filing legal complaints in Spain and Germany, Apple has responded that its criticisms are baseless. The accusation is that Apple's Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA) is used by the company to track users without permission.
Apple is launching a new program that will cut App Store commissions to 15% per year, for developers and businesses paid less than $1 million a year by Apple. Apple's App Store The App Store Small... Business Program, which will launch on Jan. 1, 2021, will only require developers to come in below $1 million per year paid out from Apple to qualify for a lower 15% rate. The lower rate also applies to the first year of subscription sales, making that cut 15% versus the existing 30% for first-year subscribers, if the earnings criteria is met.
Google has created a new machine learning model that can automatically create renderings from a user supplied creature outline. The trained machine learning model is called Chimera Painter. It’s a... machine learning model that can act as a paintbrush for a digital artist to reduce the amount of time required for creating high-quality art without impacting artistic choice. Chimera Painter …
If you were thinking of buying two HomePod mini speakers to use as a stereo pair with your Mac, you might want to think again. As some users undoubtedly found with the original HomePod, it's not... possible to AirPlay to multiple speakers from the menu bar on a Mac. The inability to select stereo-paired HomePod speakers as your Mac audio output device is a glaring omission in Apple's AirPlay rollout, and the situation unfortunately remains the same in macOS 11 Big Sur. You can only use them with certain Apple apps like Music and TV - all other Mac audio must be output to one speaker or the other, but not both at the same time. While it's frustrating that Apple's own apps let users select stereo-paired HomePods as a single device, this does provide a workaround, although it's a...
Everything you need to master Among Us Among Us continues to be the little app that could, becoming one of the most popular games of 2020, despite originally releasing in 2018. Thanks to the game's... availability, accessibility, and price, Among Us has become one of the most popular free Android games and one of the best Android games of the year. Among Us is a simple game but has a surprising amount of depth once you dive into things. To bring you up to speed, here's everything you need to know to win on mobile. All Among Us Guides How to play Among Us Among Us: Best tips & tricks How to kick and ban players All levels in Among Us The Skeld tasks guide MIRA HQ tasks guide Polus tasks guide Does Among Us support cross-play? How to create the best Among Us game How to set up voice chat How to...
A missile fired from a US Navy warship in the Pacific Ocean successfully intercepted a test intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time, the US military has announced.
Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, a decade earlier than its previous commitment, the prime minister said Tuesday.
European car sales swerved lower again in October, industry data showed Wednesday, as countries began to tighten restrictions on businesses to battle the spread of coronavirus infections.
Researchers have developed artificial intelligence technology that brings together imaging, processing, machine learning and memory in one electronic chip, powered by light.
A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a clever way to improve the... imaging capability of existing radar sensors so that they accurately predict the shape and size of objects in the scene. The system worked well when tested at night and in foggy conditions.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This week, the Prix Pictet has announced a new podcast exploring the intersection of photography and the environment The post Prix Pictet announce a new environmental podcast... appeared first on 1854 Photography.
A bank is highlighting the dangers of impulse buying by posting blocked ads that steer users to a free savings app The post Bank posts 'blocked' ads to save users from temptation appeared first on... Springwise.
The Retroblinds have micro-perforations that allow users to easily tear the blinds to fit any window The post Window blinds that fit any window -- with no hardware appeared first on Springwise.
A new study claimed that the degree of consumer satisfaction is the highest with OxygenOS from OnePlus (74%) followed by Apple iOS (72%)
Bitcoin has topped $18 000 for the first time since just after the burst of the cryptocurrency bubble almost three years ago with many market watchers now expecting it to reach a record high soon.
(American Association for Cancer Research) A computational method that combines clinicodemographic variables with deep learning of pre-treatment histology images could predict response to immune... checkpoint blockade among patients with advanced melanoma.
(Wiley) Researchers have used machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, to develop a prediction model for the early diagnosis of opioid use disorder. The advance is described in... Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.
(American College of Physicians) Denmark trial measures effectiveness of adding a mask recommendation to other public health measures for preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection.
YouTube has introduced audio ads - its first ad format designed to connect brands with audiences in engaged and ambient listening
Instagram users in select countries will now be able to search the platform using keywords and no hashtags are required
It’s almost ironic that Microsoft’s own game streaming platform, previously known as Project xCloud, still doesn’t support its own Windows operating system. At the same time, it probably makes... sense because if it can run well enough on a phone, it will probably run just as well on a more powerful computer. The time for Windows 10 support for Xbox …
Developers can now generate one-time use subscription offer codes for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 apps to net new users, retain existing subscribers or lure back past customers. Announced in a post to... Apple's developer portal on Tuesday, the new feature enables developers to extend subscription offer codes for redemption in the App Store or within target apps.Distributed digitally or physically, offer codes allow users access to a free or discounted auto-renewable subscription for a limited duration specified by the developer. Customers are able to redeem one code per active offer, while app makers are limited to 10 active offers per subscription with a maximum of 150,000 codes per app, per quarter.
Chuck Grassley, the GOP Senator from Iowa who's third in line to the presidency, has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Grassley confirmed his diagnosis on Tuesday, explaining via a press... statement that he feels fine, is in quarantine and following doctors' orders and CDC guidelines. To date, more than 11.3 million COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University. Not that anyone needs any reminders of this, but the terrifying pathogen behind the coronavirus pandemic is no respecter of boundaries, status, geography, or political affiliation. The COVID-19 virus, which has claimed more than 248,000 American lives thus far according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, is also rampaging through the nation's capital at the moment...
Twitter appended a label to fact-check President Donald Trump's tweet about his firing of the nation's top election security official Chris Krebs.
We’ve seen our fair share of renders, concept designs, dummy units, and even prototypes that it sometimes becomes difficult to separate fiction from reality. Some of these concepts don’t even have... working versions, leaving some to only dream of the possibilities. To be fair, creating even just a single working prototype can be difficult and expensive, especially when you’re dealing …
New research suggests that the deepest reaches of Earth's oceans are being contaminated by mercury created by human activity. The mercury is likely being soaked up by fish close to the surface, the... scientists say, and then when those fish die, they carry the toxic substance deep to the bottom of the oceans. This is the second paper that has linked mercury on the ocean floor with human activity. Humans have a way of seriously messing things up. It's an undeniable fact that mankind is responsible for the rapidly-shifting climate, and as far as trash goes, you can find manmade garbage in every corner of the globe. New research shows that mankind's penchant for spreading filth even extends to the deepest reaches of the ocean, where humans can't even tread. In a new study published in...
The chip could potentially be used to power drones, robotics, smart watches, and bionic implants.
Terminated by presidential tweet that piled on the baseless election-rigging allegations CISA director sought to counter President Donald Trump tonight fired the boss of the US government's... Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the very organisation his administration formed with the aim of shoring up America's computer networks from hackers....
Instagram is finally introducing the ability to finely search by keyword, thanks to a new software update.The company has announced to The Verge that English-speaking
Google on Tuesday rolled out a new version of the Chrome web browser with support for Apple's new M1-powered Macs, though distribution has been paused due to unforeseen issues. Initially released... earlier in the day, Chrome 87 delivers native support for new Apple silicon Macs like the M1-powered MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The rollout was halted after users reported unexpected crash events while browsing the web.The root of the problem was not revealed, though Google engineers discovered a workaround that involves adding Chrome as an approved application under Bluetooth privacy in Mac's System Preferences. Alternatively, users can uninstall Chrome, visit google.com/chrome and download the "Mac with Intel chip" option, which will run in Rosetta 2.
Popular password manager 1Password was updated today with some great new features for Mac users. The app now offers compatibility with the “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature and also better... integration with the Safari web browser. more… The post 1Password for Mac update brings ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’ and better Safari integration appeared first on 9to5Mac.
If you plan to own a Mac featuring Apple’s own hardware (or you’ve already bought one) and you’re a Google Chrome user, then we have good news: a new optimized version of the browser has just... been released for Macs featuring the M1 chip. The new version was launched quietly by Google and recently spied by some Mac users — …
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a moratorium on the use of commercial facial recognition software on Tuesday, effectively ending a trial with dystopian software manufacturer Clearview AI that... the department had long sought to downplay.
President Trump has fired the nation's top election security official, Christopher Krebs, head of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Trump... announced his decision Tuesday night via Twitter.
Citing an increasing number of instances where the novel coronavirus has been detected on frozen food, as well as studies that say the virus has been spreading in Europe much earlier than believed, a... Chinese state-run paper wonders whether the Wuhan pandemic started outside of China. Some Chinese health officials reportedly entertain the idea that the Wuhan outbreak might have started with imported frozen food, but they have no data to back it up. The novel coronavirus's first birthday has arrived, as the first known COVID-19 patient in Wuhan dates back to November 17th, 2019, according to data from the country. In all that time, China has never offered an official timeline of the Wuhan outbreak. We still don't know how the first patient or group of people got infected. The World Health...
With Apple Silicon Macs now out in the wild and in the hands of customers, Google has developed a new version of Chrome that's designed for the machines. Chrome 87, released today, comes in a version... that's optimized for Apple Silicon. As noted on by the Chrome team on Twitter, the rollout of the feature has hit a "snag" and it has been temporarily paused for the time being. Chrome for Apple Silicon Macs will resume rolling out starting tomorrow, and when it's available the new version of Chrome will be able to be downloaded on an Apple Silicon Mac by visiting the Chrome download page. On the page, there's an option to download Chrome on a "Mac with Intel chip" and "Mac with Apple chip." The prior version of Chrome designed for Intel Macs will run on the Macs with Rosetta 2,...
ARM-based computers, including the iPad Pro, have long been in existence but one thing that has held them back is the lack of familiar software and tools that people have come to rely on for work or... personal use. To some extent, software like Adobe Photoshop has become a sort of litmus test and its absence has discouraged consumers from …
After months of mounting distrust in potential coronavirus vaccines, Americans' confidence in preventive shots is on the rise at last, from 50% in September to 58% in early November, Gallup found.
Huawei's user experience is about to get even more exciting. During the global launch livestream for the Mate 40 Series, Huawei spent some time showing off its new advancements in the user interface... field with EMUI 11, as well as its impressive web browser Petal Search. Here's an overview of everything EMUI 11 and Petal Search have to offer, and how they're making the Huawei user experience better than ever before. EMUI 11 makes the experience convenient and fun Huawei's latest iteration of EMUI, EMUI 11, makes the user experience on devices like those in the Mate 40 Series not just convenient, but fun as well. With Huawei's Always On Display (AOD), users can customize their interface with a variety of different visual themes that ooze charm and allow for plenty of personal expression. You...
Thursday morning Huawei unveiled the Mate 40 Series of smartphones in a special global launch livestream. While the phones were the primary focus of the presentation, Huawei also had plenty of other... devices, accessories, and services to show off as well. Here's a look at everything that was announced at the Huawei Mate 40 Series launch event. Quick menu Mate 40 Series EMUI 11 Apps and services Companion devices and accessories Mate 40 Series Huawei's new Mate 40 Series of smartphones were the stars of the show. These devices sport the "Space Ring Design" for the outward-facing cameras, and also have a striking display curvature that wraps around the sides of the phones. All of the Mate 40 devices come with powerful dual stereo speakers for top-notch audio. Additionally, all of the Mate 40...
Democrats and Republicans both say that there needs to be another stimulus package before the end of the year, but they are as far apart as ever on a deal. Democrats say that Republicans won't work... with them, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls the latest stimulus bill from the Democrats "unserious." Several major components of the original CARES Act expire at the end of the year, and unless Congress passes a new bill, many Americans will suffer in the near future. The presidential election is over (despite a mountain of pending legal challenges), but it doesn't seem like Congress is any closer to passing another major stimulus package. Ahead of the election, the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were working with each other every day to reach a deal on a bill that...
The data was taken on August 31, when the UK had an official total of 41,549 Covid-19 deaths and 335,873 cumulative cases, and has just been published.
After warning about the dangers of a pandemic for years, Bill Gates looks like the most prescient man in America. But there was one thing he did not see coming: the conspiracy theories swirling around... the coronavirus epidemic, and the fact that he would be at the center of many of them. While giving an interview at the virtual health conference STAT Summit on Tuesday, Gates repeatedly skirted questions about how the anti-science messages of the Trump administration were affecting the coronavirus response. One question he did answer was whether he and America's reassuringly straight-talking grandpa — Dr. Anthony Fauci — ever commiserated about the prevalence of conspiracy theories. Especially those concerning, well, them.
The days of only being able to search Instagram using hashtags and account names are finally ending, with the company announcing that it is adding support for keyword searches. The feature is first... rolling out to English-speaking users in a handful of countries, but it’s unclear at this time when keyword search will expand to other regions and languages. Until …
The newly-found species, Bagualia alba, was a long necked herbivorous dinosaur from Patagonia - the southernmost region of South America.
Apple today informed developers that they can now take advantage of subscription codes, which can be provided to customers to allow them to sign up for subscriptions at a discounted price or for free... for a specified duration. Developers are able to create unique, alphanumeric codes, which Apple says can be used to acquire, retain, and win back subscribers. Codes can be provided digitally, offline at physical events, alongside products, and more. iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 users can redeem subscription codes through the App Store using a one-time code redemption URL or within an app when the proper API has been implemented. More information on subscription codes can be found on Apple's website. Tags: App Store, Apple Developer Program This article, "Developers Now Able to Create Subscription...
Another day, another Congressional hearing on big tech...right? Not so fast. Tuesday’s hearing , which once again saw Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey remotely take the hot... seat, was a little bit different. What made this one unique? This hearing was the first time Congress got to grill Zuckerberg and Dorsey since the election. Republican lawmakers called for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, titled “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,” as a result of actions taken by the social media platforms against a New York Post story concerning leaks from Joe Biden’s son’s laptop.
Months after the first fast radio burst was detected in our galaxy, two more were captured from the same magnetar 32,616 light-years away. The burst were one millisecond long and 1.4 seconds apart.
Stock trading app Robinhood is seeking financial advisers to help it go public as soon as the spring of 2021, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
Google Maps is getting a series of updates to make traveling safer during the holidays. Google is updating the COVID layer on Google Maps to include more information, such as all-time cases in an... area, locations of testing sites, local guidelines, and more. These updates should begin to appear in the Google Maps app in the coming weeks. As the coronavirus pandemic spirals out of control in the United States once again, your best bet is to stay home as often as you can. The problem is that the holidays are fast approaching, and millions of Americans haven't seen their friends and families since lockdowns first began in March. But the infection rate is higher than ever before, and while avoiding people should be a priority, many Americans are going to be traveling in the coming weeks anyway,...
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 in New York City. | Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The United Kingdom... will ban the sale of new combustion-engine vehicles by 2030, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today. It will also ban the sale of new hybrid cars by 2035. Johnson made the announcement tonight as part of a new ten-point plan for a "green industrial revolution." This is the second time Johnson has moved up the deadline. The original plan was to stop sales of petrol and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040. Back in February, Johnson moved the target to 2035. He's come under increasing pressure to crack down on gas-guzzling cars in order to meet the UK's broader goal of eliminating emissions...
Image: Verizon Verizon just launched an updated version of its Stream TV streaming box, with a new feature for finding lost remotes and built-in support for Amazon Prime and Netflix (unlike its... predecessor). The new Stream TV features an updated rectangular design and a big button on the top for powering on the device and finding the Google Assistant-enabled remote. You locate the remote by pressing the power button twice; the remote will beep until you press any of its buttons, hopefully making your dig through the couch that much shorter. The previous Stream TV's biggest missing features were access to Netflix and Amazon Prime, two apps that 9to5Google said took months to finally arrive. This new version launches with both apps built in, along with...
Epic Games is gearing up for its biggest esports event this season, one that includes a million-dollar prize pool and all the fame that comes with victory. The event, called the Fortnite Marvel Super... Cup, will take place on Monday following tomorrow’s Venom Cup competition; those who win will unlock the Venom skin before everyone else. The Fortnite Venom Cup …
Twitter has rules for "world leaders" that are different from the rest of us, in the interest of news value.
The final Chrome update of the year 2020 was released this week. Google claims that this new Chrome 87 release includes significant improvements to both speed and memory utilization – both of which... are long overdue for a boost in one of the most-used web browsers in the entire world. This update also signs a sea change for Google, as …
A remarkable microbe named Deinococcus radiodurans (the name comes from the Greek deinos meaning terrible, kokkos meaning grain or berry, radius meaning radiation, and durare meaning surviving or... withstanding) has survived a full year in the harsh environment of outer space aboard (but NOT inside) the International Space Station. This plucky prokaryote is affectionately known …
A preliminary investigation into the failure of a Vega rocket launched on Monday suggests human error was the cause. The rocket's upper stage likely suffered from mismatched cables, causing it to veer... in the opposite direction it was supposed to. The rocket failure destroyed both satellites that were onboard. On Monday night, a Vega rocket launched by France's Arianespace failed shortly after liftoff. The rocket was destroyed, along with its payload of two orbiters -- the SEOSAT-Ingenio and Taranis satellites -- and it was the second time a Vega launch ended in disaster in the last three launch attempts. Now, an initial investigation of what went wrong suggests that the failure was the result of some very unfortunate human error. As Spaceflight Now reports, engineers reviewing the data...
Around 7,500 vehicles are affected by this action, including a smattering models from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple's most expensive and most advanced iPhone this year, offering camera technology that's not present in any of the other iPhones in the 2020 lineup. The iPhone 12... Pro Max features a larger sensor for the wide-angle camera, DSLR-like stabilization, and a longer telephoto lens. Sebastiaan de With, the developer behind camera app Halide who often do detailed looks at new camera features in iPhones, has shared an in-depth account of the updated hardware in the iPhone 12 Pro Max and what that means for camera quality. The blog post shared by de With has a great visualization of the larger sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which is 47 percent larger than the sensor in the prior-generation iPhone. The sensor lets in more light, resulting in less...
Apple has an answer for all who want to watch Peanuts specials on regular TV. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving debuts Wednesday for Apple TV+ subscribers, but it'll also be broadcast later this month on... PBS stations across the US. The companion special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, will also appear on Apple's streaming service as well […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
WordPress websites using buggy Epsilon Framework themes are being hunted by hackers.
Devs are acting sus. What you need to know Innersloth posted a photo of a new Among Us map, promising more information at The Game Awards 2020. Among Us has been nominated for Best Mobile Game and... Best Multiplayer Game at The Game Awards 2020. Innersloth launched a new Twitter account dedicated to Among Us. Indie developer Innersloth has taken to Twitter to tease a new map for its mega-popular game, Among Us, the social deduction multiplayer game inspired by board games like Mafia and Werewolf. Using its brand new Among Us Twitter account, it posted a picture showcasing a new map and a new outfit. In a follow-up tweet, the account teased more information at the upcoming Game Awards on Dec. 10. This comes hot on the heels of the Game Awards nominee announcements where Among Us scored two...
Younger readers might not know, but there was once an annual tradition in which Apple would release a new iPhone, old iPhones would suddenly start performing poorly, and users would speculate about a... conspiracy to get them to buy the shiny new thing. It turned out that a conspiracy, of sorts, did exist, and Apple has...
GM's new OnStar Insurance Services uses data from customers' on-board systems to determine their rate. A pilot program starts this week, with nationwide rollout planned for 2021.
ULA said the delay in Dream Chaser's first mission will not prevent Vulcan from getting certified on time for its first national security mission in 2022. SpaceNews
Ah, the dulcet tones of a heat rejection fluid pump.
Chroma Cameras, which was originally launched in 2018 by Steve Lloyd via a successful Kickstarter, has launched its latest product: a modular, customizable camera system for 120mm film called the 679... System. Following previous field camera designs, the Chroma Camera 679 system will allow you to build your own camera to fit your specific needs. […]
Disney Plus streams almost everything Disney makes, and it has emerged as the big winner in the so-called streaming wars. Here's everything to know.
Normally, the process for getting back to exercise after you're sick is a simple one: trust your body, take it easy, and don't overthink it. But if you've had the coronavirus, extra caution is needed....
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This incredibly smart robot avoids all the obstacles and is available for $599, shipped.
In the wake of significant business disruption, IT, and sales leaders must collaborate and develop strategies to drive growth, innovation, and improved stakeholder relationship.
The femur of Sahelanthropus tchadensis, generally regarded as the oldest known hominin, has finally been scientifically examined. The results suggest it walked on four legs, so may not actually be a... close human relative at all
The agency has gone against the recommendation of the Department of Transportation in reallocating the spectrum.
The new Google Pay competes directly with heavyweights like Venmo and Apple Pay.
It's tempting to upgrade right away, but there are plenty of reasons to wait.
The app harks back to the "raw and exploratory spirit of the early internet."
Star Wars: Squadrons is getting two free content drops, which includes a new map and two ships, as well as custom matches.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Walmart has discounted the popular Instant Air Fryer from $150 to just $119.
Google is adding some new family-focused features to its Google Assistant and Google Fi phone service ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
We saw deep discounts on Amazon tablets in October. Will those prices return?
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Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has just revealed her first major product since stepping down back in 2017: a new contact management application for iOS devices called Sunshine Contacts. Sunshine... Contacts is the first product from Mayer's Sunshine startup (previously known as Lumi Labs), and it promises to be "the world's most advanced, intuitive contact manager." Sunshine's goal is to unify and simplify your contacts across Apple's Contacts app and Gmail, pulling down your data from those sources and combining it with publicly available information. At the same time, the app promises to help organize and clean up your contacts, filling in missing chunks of information, and deleting duplicate entries. Then, it can sync that information...
Google today announced a total overhaul of its Google Pay apps designed for iOS and Android devices, with a new emphasis on keeping track of finances and managing financial relationships with people... and businesses. The updated Google Pay app will display the friends and businesses you interact with most often rather than a simple list of all transactions. Built-in tools allow for splitting expenses and calculating totals with another person, and the Google Pay app can be used to order food, buy gas, and more. Integrated coupons and promo codes are included, and these can be activated with a tap. For those who have a bank account or cards connected to Google Pay, the app will now provide periodic spending summaries and show trends and insights over time, similar to how Apple Card works in...
According to the latest coronavirus update for the US, more than 11.36 million cases of the COVID-19 virus have been discovered here, and more than 248,000 deaths from the virus have been reported,... based on Johns Hopkins University data. In a new interview, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci admits to one regret related to his involvement in the US coronavirus response. Dr. Fauci says he would have liked to press harder for more widespread testing early in the pandemic. White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci sounded the warning about how bad the coronavirus pandemic could get early enough that he quickly became one of the few authoritative sources the US collectively turned to as this catastrophic health crisis unfolded. Indeed, while some public figures have come across...
Earlier this year, EA and Motive Studios rolled out Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a smaller-scale and more focused Star Wars game than what we’re used to seeing out of EA. After the game was... released, Motive went on the record saying that it wasn’t planning to launch any post-game content for Squadrons, but now it seems the developer is …
The graphics chip titan's data center revenue, although it nearly tripled, was below the most exuberant expectations.
A Google bank account?
Apple has agreed to pay $113 million to settle litigation with more than 30 US states over its slowdown in performance of older iPhones to manage battery power.
New Jersey formally committed itself Wednesday to using offshore wind energy to power 3.2 million homes and will study the best ways to get that electricity from ocean turbines to communities where it... is needed.
The tech giant is using AI and aerial imaging to figure out where we need more shade.
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Apple came to a settlement with a group of U.S. state attorneys general over 2017's "Batterygate." The iPhone-maker will pay $113 million spread around 30 states to end the investigation. This comes... closer to ending Apple's problems resulting from not telling customers it was throttling the performance of older iPhones to prevent the devices from […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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Google has released a new build of its Chrome browser with support for Apple's new proprietary M1 chip. Credit: Google The Apple Silicon M1 chip is based on a different architecture than Intel chips.... Although M1 Mac owners would be able to run Intel-based Chrome using Rosetta 2, Google has provided a version that runs natively on Apple Silicon.
Though it could take weeks, Boeing must improve pilot training and modify a critical flight computer before 737 Max planes return to the skies.
With the release of a new iPhone naturally comes issues that are discovered by users. Every year, one or two of these issues tends to gather a substantial amount of attention. With the iPhone 12, it... appears one of these issues lies with the display. more… The post Apple aware of display issues affecting some iPhone 12 models appeared first on 9to5Mac.
A recent research study conducted by City, University of London's Professor Christoph Bruecker and his team has revealed how micro-structured finlets on owl feathers enable silent flight and may show... the way forward in reducing aircraft noise in future.
Machine learning can be used to fill a significant gap in Canadian public health data related to ethnicity and Aboriginal status, according to research published today in PLOS ONE by a University of... Alberta research epidemiologist.
Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage, the kind seen in Alzheimer's disease, than women who live in locations with lower levels, according... to a new study.
In a study on human ovarian cancer cells in mice, researchers discovered a transient, cooperative interaction between cell subpopulations that allows otherwise nonmetastatic tumor cells to become... aggressive and spread.
Researchers have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. The researchers developed a... novel lipid nanoparticle-based delivery system that specifically targets cancer cells and destroys them by genetic manipulation. The system, called CRISPR-LNPs, carries a genetic messenger (messenger RNA), which encodes for the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 that acts as molecular scissors that cut the cells' DNA.
Researchers have identified three drugs, already approved for other uses in humans, as possible therapeutics for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The problem wasn't so much what Apple did, states said, as what Apple hid.
Natural language processing (NLP) has taken great strides recently--but how much does AI understand of what it reads? Less than we thought, according to researchers at USC's Department of Computer... Science. In a recent paper Assistant Professor Xiang Ren and Ph.D. student Yuchen Lin found that despite advances, AI still doesn't have the common sense needed to generate plausible sentences.
Apple's New M1 Macs began arriving to customers earlier this week, and since the M1 Apple Silicon is an entirely new chip architecture that's a major departure from the Intel chips that Apple has used... for years, there's a lot to learn about the new machines. We've rounded up some useful Apple M1 tidbits below, which apply to the new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro and will be useful for new Mac owners. Running x86 Apps Homebrew Apps The developers behind the Notion app for Macs shared a blog post on getting homebrew or other terminal apps that don't have Arm support to run on an Apple Silicon Mac. The steps are as follows: Create a duplicate of the Terminal app in the Utilities folder. Right click on the app and choose Get Info. Rename the other version of the app into...
Back in July 2017, satellites watched as an enormous iceberg broke free from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. The trillion-ton behemoth has been drifting for over three... years now. While it stayed close to its parent ice shelf for the first couple of years, it’s now heading directly for a collision …
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Bas Rokers and a team of researchers have evaluated the state of research on cybersickness and formulated a... research and development agenda to eliminate cybersickness, allowing for broader adoption of immersive technologies.
When it comes to reducing harm from nicotine addiction, a new study from Brown University has found that pod-based electronic cigarettes (‘vapes’) may be the lesser evil. The study involved... current cigarette smokers, some of whom were tasked with switching their regular tobacco cigarettes with pod-based vapes instead. Electronic cigarettes, more commonly referred to as vapes, have become a popular …
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Aging is a process that affects not only living beings. Many materials, like plastics and glasses, also age--i.e. they change slowly over time as their particles try to pack better--and there are... already computer models to describe this. Biological materials, such as living tissue, can show similar behavior to glasses except that the particles are actual cells or bacteria which have their own propulsion. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have now used computer simulations to explore the aging behavior of these "living" glassy systems. There was a surprise in that the activity of the particles can actually drive aging, which has potential consequences for a number of applications. Their research was published in Physical Review Letters.
A research project that has been studying misinformation on the site said 34 percent of videos it studied spread false election claims.
Last year I picked up a very expensive computer --a top of the line 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro upgraded to an i9, 1TB of storage, and 16GB of RAM. But I just couldn’t wait to see how these M1 chips... actually perform, so I decided to pick up the base $999 MacBook Air to see how it would hold up side-by-side with my 16-inch behemoth. The results are incredible. more… The post Opinion: Is the base MacBook Air M1/8GB powerful enough for you? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
A food scientist explains why soaking a turkey in a water and salt solution makes it juicier.
Lyft users can now discreetly call emergency help if they feel unsafe with a driver or rider.
The pair ran a trial to identify five potentially risky intersections.
Though Catholic doctrine considers him the closest to the embodiment of Christ on Earth, the pope is no stranger to human folly. Earlier this week, Pope Francis fell victim to a classic thirst trap on... Instagram, liking a racy post on Brazilian model Natalia Garibotto's page.
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Apple's new App Store Small Business Program launches on January 1, 2021, and cuts the commission fee for a majority of developers from 30% to 15%. In order to qualify for the App Store Small Business... Program, a developer needs to make less than $1 million in post-commissions earnings the previous year. This move comes as governments scrutinize Apple's potential monopoly power over apps. Apple announced a new program this week that will slash the commission fee for a vast majority of app developers in half. As part of the App Store Small Business Program, developers who earn up to $1 million a year on the App Store will pay a 15% commission rather than the standard 30% that they have been paying for years. Apple says that its App Store Small Business Program will officially launch on...
This early experimental “mousetrap” camera constructed out of wood, brass, glass, and bone may be the oldest ever to be sold once it clears auction. Purportedly from around 1840, it is expected to... sell for between $65,000 and $91,000. Described on its Flints Auction listing as unsigned and constructed of solid heavy-gauge mahogany, the camera […]
The Apple Silicon version of Google Chrome is once again available to download. On Tuesday, you could briefly download it before Google pulled the release later in the day due to a bug that caused the... browser to crash. You can download the new and ho...
Secure coding, identity management, patching, configuration controls, what madness is this? Every now and again the US Congress manages to do its job and yesterday was one of those days: the Senate... passed a new IoT cybersecurity piece of legislation that the House also approved, and it will now move to the President's desk....
Meetings could continue taking place online even after the pandemic is over.
As Apple’s new M1 Macs have arrived to customers this week, we’ve got our first look at the internals of the company’s first desktop with Apple Silicon. The M1 Mac mini has retained the same... footprint as its Intel predecessor despite it looking like much less space was needed. more… The post M1 Mac mini teardown begs the question 'Why isn't it more miniature?' appeared first on 9to5Mac.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus test kit that can be performed at home, issuing an emergency use authorization to manufacturer Lucira Health late on Tuesday.
A new study by CU Boulder geoscientist Robert Brakenridge shows how nearby supernovae could have disrupted Earth's climate in the past The post Past Supernovae Could be Written Into Tree Rings... appeared first on Universe Today.
I never minded the feeling of a mask against my lips until I wore one to the gym. Gasping for breath between the clean and the jerk, as one does, I kept involuntarily sucking cotton fabric into my... mouth. Not fun.
In spite of coronavirus cases continuing to climb around the world, Facebook's legions of contracted content moderators are still required to work out of offices "to maintain Facebook's profits during... the pandemic." This is according to an open letter published on the company's internal Workplace communication...
Félix "xQcOW" Lengyel -- former pro Overwatch player and currently one of the top streamers on Twitch -- has been temporarily banned from the site for cheating at Twitch Rivals, a site-sponsored... tournament series. Lengyel was playing this summer's breakout smash Fall Guys, when he stream-sniped an opponent live on air and sent them home early. (Stream-sniping is looking at another player's stream and intentionally griefing them when you happen to queue into a game together.) Lengyel also forfeit his prize money and has been banned from appearing in a Twitch Rivals event for six months. At GlitchCon our player conduct rules were violated. We require all participants to abide by the same rules in order to play in a tournament. As a...
45MHz freed up in 5GHz band because automakers failed to widely deploy safety tech.
The revised rules for commercial launch and reentry will be officially posted for public comment in the coming weeks, said Wayne Monteith, the FAA's associate administrator for commercial space... transportation. SpaceNews
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In an open letter published Wednesday, a group of Facebook moderators say the company is putting them and their families at risk by asking them to go back to work in the midst of the pandemic. The... content reviewers say that while workers with a docto...
Anova has two new sous vide cookers that it released in 2020, and the more affordable Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker has been the best-seller among our readers. It's an incredible value at $199, but... it went on sale for $149 last month during Prime Day 2020 and it flew off the shelves. On Wednesday, for one day only, Amazon is running an even better deal by offering an Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker bundle for the same $149 price. At $199, the brand new Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker is an incredible value. Anova is a true pioneer in the home sous vide cooker market, as everyone knows. Since releasing the smartphone-connected precision cookers that help launch the at-home sous vide craze, Anova's cookers have continued to get better and better. In 2020, the company released two new...
Google today updated its Gmail app designed for the iPhone and the iPad, introducing a new widget that can be added to the Today center alongside other widgets or to the Home Screen on an... iPhone. After updating, the Gmail widget can be added to the Home Screen by pressing and holding to enter jiggle mode and then tapping the "+" button. From there, scroll down and tap on Gmail to add the widget, using a finger to drag it to the appropriate spot. The Gmail widget can be used to search within the Gmail app, compose a new email message, or view unread email messages. It provides shortcuts for these tasks only and does not list sensitive email information nor can it be customized with other functionality. Tags: Google, Gmail This article, "Gmail App for iOS Gains iOS 14 Widget...
Carbon capture and storage are key to achieving climate goals.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X might delivery better graphics and faster load times, but did you ever stop to think about how your next-gen gaming experience sounds? Both consoles support 5.1 and... 7.1 surround sound from speakers or sound bars, as well as virtual surround sound through headphones. And turning...
NASA’s Perseverance rover is the space agency’s first Mars rover equipped with microphones, enabling it to record sounds from beyond our planet. NASA intends to use one of these microphones to... record the rover’s landing on the Red Planet, but recently fired it up during the trip in space to get a 60-second recording. NASA launched its Perseverance rover this …
Vocal Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says cooperating with Apple's 30% charge is "collusion to restrain competition" and Epic has mounted a challenge similar to "civil rights fights." Epic CEO compares a... financial lawsuit to the civil rights movement The comparison came during an interview with the Wall Street Journal at the Dealbook summit, following a move by Apple to reduce commissions for most developers -- but Epic is outside of the parameters that Apple has set. Apple on Wednesday announced that the company would reduce App Store commissions for developers being paid by Apple less than one million dollars a year to 15%.
Recognition honors research into nuclear structure and reactions.
Twitch has temporarily banned Félix "xQc" Lengyel, one of the biggest streamers on the platform, after he cheated in a Fall Guys tournament during GlitchCon last weekend. The former Overwatch League... pro will also forfeit his prize money, and he won't...
Cosina Japan has announced the Super Nokton 29mm F0.8 Aspherical lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems, making it the fastest functional and commercially-available lens on the market. The... entirely manual lens, which offers an equivalent focal length of a 58mm lens on a full-frame camera, is constructed of 11 elements in 7 groups, including a ground aspherical element. The lens features an aperture range of F0.8 to F16, a twelve-blade aperture diaphragm, an all-metal helicoid unit for driving the manual focus and has a dedicated de-click switch for making the aperture adjustment silent for when shooting video. Below are a number of sample images provided by Cosina: The Voigtlander Super Nokton 28mm F0.8 Aspherical lens will retail for roughly $2,100 when it becomes available to...
A new report demonstrates that the size of the problem for financial services created by the COVID-related switch to remote working can only be solved by automation.
Alexa's Routines can now take your Fire TV commands into account What you need to know Alexa Routines now work with Fire TV commands. You'll be able to weave in content focused commands such as... pausing movies with typical smart home controls like dimming lights. Amazon is rolling this change out globally starting today. Whether it's Samsung, Google, or Amazon, big tech companies have been working on 'routines' via their digital assistant in the past couple of years. These are simple shortcuts that aggregate and combine multiple actions into one command to save time and give users more countrol. Today, Amazon is rolling out an improvement to Alexa's Routines, adding support for the Fire TV's voice commands. Writing in a blog post, Amazon's Fire TV team explained: [Y]ou can now create an...
There’s a Creator Friendsgiving, Island Deliveries, and other updates coming to Animal Crossing, but there’s also T-Pain. As if Animal Crossing couldn’t get any more wacky with cross-branding... promotions and odd appearances by celebrities, there’s a new event. The event is called Grubhub Island, and it’ll include T-Pain, Addison Rae, and Jason Derulo, and they’re all ready to drop in …
On CNET's I'm So Obsessed podcast, the director of films like Spy and Ghostbusters explains how his passion for gin led to him making his own.
Stress and depression may increase the risk of dementia and cognitive decline in older members of the LGBTQ community, a new study reports.
This iPhone 12 case post is presented by MNML Case. Those who upgrade to the new iPhone 12 series face a dilemma. Do they flaunt the gorgeous thing to the max, going without a case? Or do they protect... the precious and pricey device like a responsible person, strapping on a protective covering that obscures […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the Singapore Defense Science and Technology Agency award funding to 13 AI-focused projects.
New versions of Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox browsers dropped yesterday, and if you haven't yet updated, now's as good a time as any: Visit the "About Chrome" or "About Firefox" portion of... your browser, both under each browser's help menu, and it will start updating automatically. While that's chugging along,...
Here are some of the big discounts queued up for Nov. 20.
Mark Zuckerberg's drive for profits might end with their deaths. So argue the more than 200 content moderators who published an open letter Wednesday accusing the Facebook CEO of hypocrisy and a... wanton disregard for their health during a raging pandemic. In demanding many return to the office, the moderators insist, both Zuckerberg and the CEOs of content moderation companies CPL and Accenture have taken the psychologically taxing job of content moderation and added the deadly element of coronavirus exposure. The letter, which was also posted to Facebook's Workplace channels, lays out both a list of grievances and demands. It also highlights Zuckerberg's wealth gains — he has almost doubled his during the pandemic — while noting that content moderators aren't even getting hazard...
The department has said no thanks to the Clearview AI platform, after an expose showing that officers had used it 475 times during a trial period alone.
You'll have to run x64 version through the Rosetta emulation layer, or give it access to the Mac Bluetooth radio Updated Google's attempt to launch its Arm port of Chrome for Apple Silicon Macs got... off to a rocky start after it was forced to pull the browser over stability concerns....
The 2020 Game Awards are coming up pretty quickly, and today Geoff Keighley announced all of the nominees up for awards during the event. The list of categories and their nominees is unsurprisingly... long, and there are several games that are up for awards in a bunch of different categories. Unsurprisingly, the nominee list manages to include many of 2020’s …
At CES back in January, I met with a handful of founders who were/are crowdfunding musical instruments. It's a fascinating category and one to watch if you have a passing interest in either music or... technology. Like a vast majority of hardware startups, most companies in the space will build one product if they're lucky […]
After missing its original September release date, Audeze's $299 Penrose gaming headset is now available to purchase. First announced in July, it drew a lot of attention with its planar magnetic... drivers. Like other headphones that feature the technol...
The Coalition for App Fairness hit out at Apple on Wednesday. It described the company's decision reduce the cut of revenue it takes from most App Store developers to 15 percent as a "symbolic... gesture." 'Fundamental Flaws' With App Store Remain The Coalition for App Fairness is made up of various high-profile firms, including Basecamp, […]
Vaccine breakthroughs from Pfizer and Moderna suggest that we might be able to conquer the coronavirus pandemic sometime next year. Approximately 80% of Americans will need to get vaccinated for the... effort to work, according to Dr. Fauci. Pfizer said it will have 50 million doses of its vaccine ready to go before the end of 2020, and more good news is that side effects from both Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine appear to be mild. After announcing interim results that said its vaccine was 90% effective at preventing the coronavirus, Pfizer today released even more encouraging figures. Aside from noting that the efficacy of its vaccine was found to be 95% in the final results from its Phase 3 trial -- which is right where Moderna's prevention rate is -- Pfizer said that it observed no serious...
Apple will cut App Store fees in half for small-business developers of iPhone applications. But while the change sounds dramatic, it will actually lead to a relatively tiny reduction in Apple's... revenue, according to a market-research firm. A new App Store Small Business Program drops fees from 30% to 15% for developers who earn less […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Growing up in New England, I used to spend winter weekends skating on ponds and the occasional drainage ditch in the middle of a six-lane road (it was the suburbs, OK?). Millions of other people... around the world have similar memories of skating, ice fishing, and other wintery outdoor activities.
The judge overseeing the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google said he hoped to set an initial schedule for the case in December, while a government lawyer indicated the department had... more than 100 potential witnesses.
Cosina-Voigtlander has announced what it is touting as the brightest lens for interchangeable lens photography on the market: the Super Nokton 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical designed specifically for micro... four-thirds. The lens’ 29mm focal length is equivalent to a 58mm lens in the 35mm format, and the company promises it offers incredible out of focus areas […]
Every six years, an alien comes to Earth looking for a fight. This has happened for generations. As a result, every six years, a team of expert martial artists must face him, using techniques this... alien himself passed down centuries ago. If they don't, everyone on Earth will die. Is Nicolas Cage up to the task?
Apple has agree to settle the multi-state "Baterygate" lawsuit filed against it for $113 million, according to the Washington Post. A total of 34 states, as well as the District of Columbia,... participated in the suit, which alleged that the company ha...
Apple in iOS 14.3 is streamlining the Home Screen customization process by simplifying the way that app shortcuts work. With the launch of iOS 14, users quickly discovered that Shortcuts could be used... to replace traditional app icons to create an entirely customized Home Screen look. Unfortunately, while these Home Screens created with Shortcuts looked fantastic, the experience was less than ideal because launching an app through shortcuts required the Shortcuts app to open briefly, slowing the app opening process. In iOS 14.3 beta 2, that's no longer the case because shortcuts no longer have to route through the Shortcuts app. As Reddit users discovered after installing yesterday's beta, launching an app through Shortcuts on the Home Screen in iOS 14.3 pops up a banner at the...
Black Sun is an ongoing project by Danish photographer Søren Solkær, who began visiting the marshlands of southern Denmark a few years ago to capture the mesmerizing starling murmurations that... comprise up to a million birds. The giant flock darkens the sky with its ever-changing shapes. “As the countless birds congregate in large murmurations before […]
Apple's lower App Store commission, the future of Swift by Sundell, shipping AirBuddy 2, M1 Mac benchmarks, SwiftUI's potential as a cross-platform technology, and a review of the Xbox Series X. Yes,... all of that in one episode -- let's dive in! Sponsored by Honeybadger: Exception and uptime monitoring for application developers. Tell them 9to5Mac/Stacktrace sent you and get 30% off for 6 months. Download MP3 more… The post Stacktrace Podcast 110: "Intel's Blackberry moment?" appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Apple will pay $113 million to settle a multi-state investigation of an iOS mechanism that throttled iPhone performance to prevent random shutdowns and preserve battery lifespan. Credit: iFixit That... mechanism, which came to light in 2017, drew scrutiny from consumers and regulators who saw it as evidence of a so-called "planned obsolescence" scheme. The investigation involves nearly three dozen states and was led by Arizona, Arkansas, and Indiana.
WineCab is billed as the first robotically powered wine collection system. A robotic arm brings the wine to you from a temperature controlled environment. Pretty snazzy.
In retrospect, 2019 feels like the working world's last dance with spontaneity. The pre-pandemic past is rife with conferences, running into co-workers and post-work happy hours. Now, as companies... such as Microsoft and Twitter declare remote work as the future, the very existence of physical offices is unclear for the long-term. Yet, to a growing […]
Security flaws found as Web conferencing spikes because of work-at-home routines.
Google is unifying its global payment apps, as it promised years ago. What you need to know Google today started rolling out an upgrade to the Google Pay app in the U.S.. This overhaul brings it the... design and feature set in line with the Google Pay experience the company just launched in India. Google now more clearly highlights rewards, peer-to-peer payments, and support for retailers. Google today announced a more powerful Google Pay app today. It's coming first to the U.S., though the company has plans for a worldwide launch. Pre-empting Google's announcement, however, was an early access app page gone live prior to the launch that showed off all the new things Google later confirmed (via 9to5Google). First, the app will be completely redesigned. It'll match the Google Pay experience...
Chrome for Apple’s M1 Macs has been released, a specially-developed version of the browser for Apple Silicon, a day after Google had to pull down its first attempt over stability issues. Attempts to... download Chrome now bring up two different options: you can either have Chrome for a Mac with an Intel chip, or Chrome for a Mac with an …
Yes, another one of Apple's latest computers with the new M1 chip is already cheaper on Amazon. We noticed this morning that the new MacBook Pro with M1 was $50 less at the online retailer than on... Apple's website, and now the Mac Mini has gotten a si...
A direct comparison of sensory and higher-order thalamic circuits reveals fundamental differences in how they control the cerebral cortex.
In August, the Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed a baby boy cub to the conservatory family. Panda parents Tian Tian and Mei Xiang have had four surviving cubs while at the Smithsonian, and you can... watch their new baby on a live panda cam, as well as take part in naming Tian Tian and Mei Xiang's newest little one.
Apple is making a change to how app shortcuts work in the next release of the iOS 14 operating system. In iOS 14.3 beta 2, the Shortcuts app will now no longer open when you tap on an app shortcut on... your iPhone’s home screen. That means users who have created custom icons for their […]
Apple has agreed to pay $113 million to 34 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that it broke consumer protection laws when it systematically downplayed widespread iPhone battery... problems in 2016. This is in addition to the half billion the company already paid to consumers over the issue earlier this year and […]
Today Niantic released a whole mess of changes for Pokemon GO along with a big bunch of promo codes. You’ll find promo codes available from a wide variety of sources today, including tech blogs,... gaming blogs, and game streaming individuals. Codes delivered today include a list of items that can be used in the game Pokemon GO. In the package …
In an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged an issue with some iPhone 12 displays exhibiting flickering, a green or gray glow, or other unintended lighting variations under... some conditions. In the document, shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, Apple says that it is aware of customer reports related to this issue and is investigating. Apple has advised technicians to avoid servicing affected iPhones, at least for now, and instead inform customers that they should keep their iPhone up to date with the latest iOS version. This guidance suggests that Apple may be confident that it can fix the issue in a future software update. A similar green tinted display issue affected some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max models, and Apple was...
Google has just completely redesigned its Google Pay app in a bid to make managing your money easier than ever by giving you a bird's eye view of your financials and spending habits. But it also wants... to do this by becoming a banking middleman and turning your transaction history into a kind of Hangouts feed with...
Google would love to monitor your spending and learn from your habits to better inform its personalized advertising, but says the feature is opt-in.
An easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray has been developed. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk, or roll on different surfaces.... As the magnetic coating is biocompatible and can be disintegrated into powders when needed, this technology demonstrates the potential for biomedical applications, including catheter navigation and drug delivery.
"A year ago I started sending my GF these photos whenever she asked if the baby was ok"
Apple's new M1 processor makes Intel's desktop and laptop processors look ancient, but there are currently only three Mac models that come with Apple Silicon. One is the MacBook Air, which starts at... $999 and outclasses Windows laptops that cost three times that much. The other M1 laptop is the even more powerful MacBook Pro, which just got its first-ever discount thanks to a special sale at Amazon. Mac news usually doesn't generate quite as much buzz as iPhone news. Okay fine, that's a massive understatement because Mac news doesn't even register on the radar compared to any news related to new iPhone models. This month was the exception to the rule, however, because Apple's unveiled the first Mac computers ever to be powered by Apple Silicon. Just as Apple's A-series processors are light...
Scientists have discovered how a common virus in the human gut infects and takes over bacterial cells - a finding that could be used to control the composition of the gut microbiome, which is... important for human health. The research could aid efforts to engineer beneficial bacteria that produce medicines and fuels and clean up pollutants.
Implicit racial attitudes within a community can effectively explain racial disparities seen in rates of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new study.
Researchers have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections caused by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), a mosquito-borne virus notorious for causing fast-spreading,... deadly outbreaks in Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Researchers find a key mutation causing abnormal transport of BACE1, the enzyme responsible for processing the Alzheimer's disease-linked amyloid protein. Identification of this mutation, which is... more common among African Americans with Alzheimer's, may allow early intervention.
Last year, researchers identified the early origins of neural crest cells -- embryonic cells in vertebrates that travel throughout the body and generate many cell types -- in chick embryos. Now the... researchers have used a human model to figure out when neural crest cells acquire distinctive molecular and functional attributes.
Researchers have discovered that a protein thought to only be involved in the development of neurons in the brain also plays a major role in the development and growth of pancreatic cancer. Their... findings demonstrate for the first time how the protein, called Netrin-G1, helps pancreatic cancer cells survive by protecting them from the immune system and supplying them with nutrients.
Infections with two pathogens pose a serious threat in the clinics. Researchers have developed a technique that provides new insights into this process and can be used as an early warning system.
Researchers have discovered how the MSL complex responsible for dosage compensation can distinguish the X chromosome from autosomes in flies. A lab used a unique research approach to determine the... minimal molecular components essential for recognizing the X chromosome. The study shows that the MSL2 protein and the roX RNA form a gel which 'attaches' the MSL complex to the X chromosome.
Current chemotherapy regimens slow cancer progression and save lives, but these powerful drugs affect both healthy and cancerous cells. Now, researchers have designed DNA-based nanogels that only... break down and release their chemotherapeutic contents within cancer cells, minimizing the impacts on normal ones and potentially eliminating painful and uncomfortable side effects.
A study found a significant increase in the number of online search queries for 'insomnia' between April and May 2020, when governments across the U.S. and around the world implemented stay-at-home... orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers want to make it easier to catch diseases earlier in the process, improving patient outlooks and taking some of the load off the medical system.
Two recently published studies include important findings related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission and the COVID-19 pandemic: Domestic cats can be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, but pigs are unlikely... to be significant carriers of the virus.
Looking at six patients using a specialized magnetic resonance technique, researchers found that COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms show some of the same metabolic disturbances in the brain... as other patients who have suffered oxygen deprivation from other causes, but there are also notable differences.
Using the power of single-cell analysis, researchers have assessed the effects of age on egg cells (oocytes) in mice, particularly looking to identify genomic and epigenetic factors that relate to... reduced developmental competence. The knowledge uncovered by this research provides new insights into the mechanisms underlying egg quality and is relevant to the development of techniques to assess the quality of human egg cells, an area of growing importance as the use of fertility treatments increases.
The polio vaccines heralded the elimination of polio from the U.S., saving countless children from sudden paralysis and death. In the developing world, however, outbreaks of poliovirus still occur... sporadically, an ironic consequence of the polio vaccine itself. A new genetic study of the vaccine poliovirus reveals how this happens in real time.
A technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to objectively measure tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, according to a new study.
An experimental Alzheimer's disease treatment is proving effective at treating some of the most persistent, life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers have discovered that the drug... called PBT2 is effective at disrupting and killing a class of bacteria - known as Gram-negative bacteria - that cause infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis.
The COVID-19 pandemic had surprising effects on demand for public transit in American cities, new research suggests. While demand for public transit dropped about 73 percent across the country after... the pandemic hit, the reduction didn't impact all cities equally, according to the study, which analyzed activity data from a widely used public transit navigation app.
Researchers have investigated whether particulate matter from certain sources can be especially harmful to human health. They found evidence that the amount of particulate matter alone is not the... greatest health risk. Rather, it could be the so-called oxidative potential that makes particulate pollution so harmful.
Similar to genetic mutations, epigenetic changes, i.e. gene modifications that do not occur on the primary DNA sequence, sometimes arise accidentally in plants and can be transmitted across... generations. Using trees as a model, researchers have now shown for the first time that these so-called epimutations accumulate continuously throughout plant development, and that they can be employed as a molecular clock to estimate the age of a tree.
Autoclaves, which are used to sterilize medical tools, require a steady supply of hot, pressurized steam. Researchers have come up with a way to generate that steam passively, using just the power of... sunlight, to help maintain safe, sterile equipment at low cost in remote locations.
Surgeons will soon have a powerful new tool for planning and practice with the creation of the first full-sized 3D bioprinted model of the human heart.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the development of potential drugs that can kill cancer cells. They have discovered a method of synthesizing organic compounds that are four times more fatal to... cancer cells and leave non-cancerous cells unharmed. Their research can assist in the creation of new anticancer drugs with minimal side effects.
Given the ups and downs of 2020, Black Friday's muted vibe comes as no surprise. While you can find good deals, they're not nearly as plentiful or tantalizing as last year, due to demand and a flood... of recent product launches. On average, expect to spend about 10 percent more compared to 2019. Still, with some digging around, we're unearthing solid discounts on items that we particularly care about at PCWorld: CPUs, GPUs, monitors, and more. Keep an eye on these lists, as we'll expand them as sales ramp up between now and Black Friday. To see everything else on sale right now, check out our round-up of the best early Black Friday 2020 deals. Best early Black Friday PC component deals CPU Intel Core i9-9900K, $320 ($80 off)(Use coupon code 93XPZ52 at checkout) CPU coolers Cooler Master...
Palo Alto Networks security researchers identified more than 20 Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs that can be abused to obtain information such as Identity and Access Management (IAM) users and roles.
Do your ears a favor and get the Jabra Elite 45h on-ear Bluetooth headphones, which are on sale for $79.99 at Amazon. That price is one of the lowest we've ever seen. The Elite 45h have only been... around for about six months or so, so they haven't had a whole lot of deals. The last deal we shared was when they dropped to $85 back in August. The headphones normally go for $100, but you can them matched at this low price at Best Buy. The Jabra Elite 45h were just announced earlier this year and only released in early July. They were designed by Jabra to be super affordable while still maximizing looks and sound, and they do a pretty good job of that. Plus, they have an insane battery life. The rechargeable battery will last you up to 50 hours on a single charge. That means you can travel...
The tests reflect an increasing use of deep learning in scientific computing on the world's biggest computers.
Google will add a "Privacy practices" section on each Chrome extension's Web Store page listing what data they collect from users and what the developer plans to do with it.
The company is modularizing its software for customers who want la carte options.
As the number of online devices surges and superfast 5G connections roll out, record numbers of companies are offering handsome rewards to ethical hackers who successfully attack their cybersecurity... systems.
Apple's iMacs are pretty, but they can be pretty expensive too. Fortunately there are plenty of great iMac alternatives out there. These are our favorites.
Two Sony PlayStation exclusives, 'The Last of Us Part II' and 'Ghost of Tsushima' are top-nominated video games for next month's The Game Awards.
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge More than 200 content moderators at Facebook have signed an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg demanding better COVID-19 protections. They say management has... needlessly put their lives at risk by forcing them back into the office, even as full-time employees work from home until July 2021. On October 12th, content moderators working for the third-party contracting firm Accenture in Austin, Texas were asked to return to the office. The company implemented additional cleaning measures and asked employees to wear masks. Despite these efforts, a contractor tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after returning to work, according to The Intercept. Facebook has been under intense pressure to stop the spread of viral misinformation and take down...
The FAA has given permission for the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again. The top-selling planes were grounded in March 2019 after two crashes barely five months apart claimed a total of 346 lives.
Ignoring people on WhatsApp will soon be more convenient than ever. What you need to know WhatsApp is testing a new feature that reworks archived chats. It's renaming the feature to Read Later, and... will let you mute conversations indefinitely. Currently, archived chats can still send notifications to your phone if one party sends a message. WhatsApp is trialing a new feature known as Read Later (spotted via WABetainfo). It's an upgrade to the current archived chats feature and takes the concept a little further to match the execution on Facebook's other messaging apps. Currently, archived chats on WhatsApp Messenger work a little like email. They aren't deleted, and they're out of sight/out of mind until the other party involved chooses to message you again. Read Later works the same way,...
Apple announced in October that the famous "Peanuts" holiday TV specials would exclusively move to the Apple TV+ platform. After much outcry from the public, including a petition, the company revealed... a partnership with PBS to return these classic broadcasts. Peanut on PBS On November 18 Apple TV+ will stream "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving", and […]
One of the jobs for which robots are best suited is the tedious, repetitive “pick and place” task common in warehouses -- but humans are still much better at it. UC Berkeley researchers are... picking up the pace with a pair of machine learning models that work together to let a robot arm plan its […]
Apple is teaming up with PBS to bring two well-known Charlie Brown holiday specials to Apple TV+, with additional ad-free airings on PBS and PBS Kids. Image Credit: Apple Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and... the gang will continue to make their way to Apple TV+ this holiday season, with limited-time free streaming for non-subscribers. "Peanuts" fans can stream "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" in HD starting on November 18 for Apple TV+ subscribers and will be available for free for anyone to watch from November 25 through November 27.
Earlier this year, several states launched an investigation into Apple's iPhone "throttling" practices, aiming to determine whether Apple's slowing of older iPhones through power management "violated... deceptive trade practice laws." The investigation has now concluded, and Apple has opted to pay $113 million to settle the matter, reports The Washington Post. Apple has also agreed to be more transparent about similar changes to iOS devices in the future, providing more detail about battery health and power management. In a statement, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said that he's committed to preventing tech companies from manipulating consumers. "Big Tech must stop manipulating consumers and tell them the whole truth about their practices and products. I'm committed to holding these...
German researchers found a link between high smartphone use - particularly on gaming or social media apps - and the desire for an immediate monetary reward.
A glue-like magnetic spray can turn objects, such as pills, into mini robots that can be controlled by magnets and navigated through the body
Tinnitus is usually diagnosed by a hearing test, by self-reporting or based on a subjective questionnaire, but now an AI can make a more objective assessment from brain scans
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are widely used in portable electronic devices, electric vehicles, and grid-scale energy storage systems. Safety of Li-ion batteries, however, has been called into... question repeatedly over the past several years due to a conventional organic electrolyte causing fire and explosion in many cases. Ceramic solid-state electrolyte (SSE) thin films promise a viable solution to addressing the safety issue by blocking the lithium dendrite that causes short circuit and thermal runaway, meanwhile offering high energy density for next-generation Li-ion batteries. However, current SSE thin films have low ionic conductivities, ranging from 10-8 to 10-5 S/cm, which can be attributed to poor material quality.
Researchers in a joint research project led by a scientist from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have developed an easy way to make millirobots, by coating objects with a glue-like, magnetic... spray. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated objects can crawl, walk or roll on surfaces. As the magnetic coating is biocompatible and can be disintegrated into powders when needed, this technology demonstrates the potential for biomedical applications, including catheter navigation and drug delivery.
Buying a compact smartphone used to mean making some big sacrifices. You either had to settle for an older model, or you had to opt for an Android handset (ugh!). That’s no longer the case, thanks... to iPhone 12 mini. iPhone 12 mini makes no compromises. It’s not a watered-down version of the larger iPhone […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Robotic arms for packing boxes in warehouses work out which path to take more than 350 times faster when using a neural network that predicts how quickly they can safely transport items
In the past year, lockdowns and other COVID-19 safety measures have made online shopping more popular than ever, but the skyrocketing demand is leaving many retailers struggling to fulfill orders... while ensuring the safety of their warehouse employees.
New research that employs curved origami structures has dramatic implications in the development of robotics going forward, providing tunable flexibility--the ability to adjust stiffness based on... function--that historically has been difficult to achieve using simple design.
I've noticed some changes in my behavior lately.
Debate continues over controversial report of phosphine in the planet’s atmosphere, as researchers re-analyze data and find a fainter signal --
The subunits could be robotically assembled to produce large, complex objects, including cars, robots, or wind turbine blades.
I don't know if you've noticed, but our kids' teachers have been through a lot this year. Sure, we all have been through a lot, but these people are warriors. They're Zooming with 20 fidgety,... distracted first graders every single day for hours on end. Or they're putting their own health at risk to teach our kids in...
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A confluence of trends and events has exploded the whole idea of "the perimeter." Now there are many perimeters, and businesses must adjust accordingly.
Space has become a business, where companies big and small are investing billions of dollars. They are investing in cheaper and more reliable ways to go there and come back. In technologies to survive... in places far from the air and warmth and light of Earth. SpaceNews
Cisco patched the Webex flaw, as well as three critical-severity vulnerabilities, in a slew of security updates on Wednesday.
You'll save the day in these shoes designed by Netha Goldberg. The shoes allow you to help people on the go by offering a charge for their phone, a tampon, or a match.
Creative individuals push the boundaries of what's possible. They do this with original ideas and unique perspectives on the world around them. Creatives, more often than not, also rely on... advancements in technology to help them bring their visions t...
Every camera comes with one, but very few have ever tried to make them more usable in more situations: the camera battery. The X-tra battery promises better performance with more options in a... necessary camera accessory that is often overlooked. X-tra admits that the battery isn’t exciting, but knows no photographer can deny how important […]
Mondly's partnership with the Oxford University Press has introduced a custom English learning and assessment module into its language app.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate is more effective than first reported, with the final Phase 3 study results indicating a 95-percent success rate for coronavirus prevention. The pharma company... and its vaccine development partner BioNTech plan to apply to the US FDA “within days” for emergency use authorization, the gateway to beginning distribution of the drug. Pfizer made headlines earlier this …
The test, made by Lucira Health in California, requires a prescription.
Amazon today introduced $50 discounts on Apple's new M1-enabled 13-inch MacBook Pros, starting at $1,249.99 for the 256GB model, down from $1,299.00. This is one of the first notable discounts on the... new 13-inch MacBook Pro, following savings offered by Expercom earlier in the month, which have now mostly sold out. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Secondly, you can get the 512GB MacBook Pro for $1,449.99, down from $1,499.00. Shoppers should note that Amazon is seeing delayed shipping estimates due to the demand for these models. Some begin to ship on November 26, while others showcase a two to four week shipping estimate. $50 OFF M1 MacBook Pro for $1,249.99...
Check out some of this year's highlights. What you need to know The nominees for the Game Awards 2020 have been announced. The Game Awards 2020 are being held on December 10, 2020. There will also be... different announcements and surprises. The yearly Game Awards are returning on December 10, hosted as always by Geoff Keighley. Today, Keighley announced the different categories and nominees that'll be in the running for the Game Awards 2020. Here's the full list: Game of the Year Animal Crossing: New Horizons Doom Eternal Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ghost of Tsushima Hades The Last of Us Part 2 Best Game Direction Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ghost of Tsushima Hades Half-Life: Alyx The Last of Us Part 2 Best Narrative 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ghost of Tsushima Hades The Last of Us...
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty sees the impact of the new App Store program with reduced commissions as "immaterial" from a financial standpoint to Apple, and believes that it doesn't signal a... broader policy shift. Credit: Apple In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Katy Huberty says that the "vast majority" of App Store revenue is generated by the largest developers and, as such, the program is unlikely to have a major impact on Apple's bottom line.
Apple is set to charge developers who make less than $1 million in sales a year a 15% commission fee - half of the standard. Big names like Epic Games and Spotify have hit back at the change.
We spoke to five researchers working to demonstrate the various ways that racial discrimination is embedded in the structures and procedures that underpin US society
There are quite a few current-generation games that are getting next-generation upgrades for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, and Borderlands 3 is one of them. Shortly before the new consoles... launched, Gearbox explained the next-gen upgrades that would be available in Borderlands 3, saying that the game would run in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second on both …
Apple is set to pay $113 million to settle a multi-state investigation into the iPhone's "batterygate" controversy. As The Washington Post reports, 34 states and the District of Columbia had been... investigating Apple's decision to throttle older iPhones as their battery health declined. more… The post Apple agrees to pay $113 million to settle multi-state investigation into iPhone 'batterygate' appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Commentary: Enterprise IT is messy by nature, and those companies that accept this may be best able to deal with it. Find out how a cloud strategy refresh can save money and improve employee morale.
Magecart variant has changed and you should be alert, warns RiskIQ A new offshoot of the Grelos card-skimming malware - a common Magecart variant - is doing the rounds, according to infosec biz... RiskIQ....
Apple is cutting to 15% from 30% the commission it charges smaller developers that sell software through its App Store--a partial concession in its battle with critics over how it wields power in its... digital ecosystem.
A massive coronavirus immunity study indicates that protection against reinfection might last for a lot longer than initially estimated. Researchers analyzed various immune response components to... COVID-19 for nearly 200 patients, including neutralizing antibodies, B memory cells, and two types of T cells. The data shows that these cells can have a long shelf life, potentially providing people years of protection after infection or vaccination. Earlier estimates indicated that coronavirus immunity may last less than one year. We finally have excellent news about coronavirus vaccines. According to the final data, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 95% effective. Moderna's interim figures are very close, at 94.5% -- final results from Moderna should be available soon. But protection against...
Apple todays seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to public beta testers, with the beta coming a day after the developer release and two weeks after the launch of macOS Big... Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software. Beta testers who signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the macOS Big Sur beta through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile. Mac users who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate on the beta website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS betas. There's no word yet on what's included in macOS Big Sur 11.1, but it likely includes performance improvements, security updates, and fixes for bugs that weren't able to...
Apple on Wednesday issued the second beta versions of watchOS 7.2 and tvOS 14.3 to developers for testing. WatchOS 7.2 and tvOS 14.3 developer beta 2 is available The updates arrive a day after iOS... 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 beta 2 was released. Apple also released the first beta of macOS 11.1 on Tuesday.
In October, Apple TV+ announced that it will exclusively stream the Peanuts holiday specials as part of a wider deal that includes new Snoopy and Charlie Brown original series. That announcement irked... some people, leading to a ~250,000 signature petition that asked Apple to keep to tradition and put these specials on broadcast TV. It seems Apple has listened to the complaints. The company today announced that PBS will air both Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Charlie Brown Christmas. more… The post Following Apple TV+ exclusivity backlash, the holiday Peanuts specials will also air on PBS appeared first on 9to5Mac.
In a deal with Snapchat, the pony and its rider will lead shoppers to an animated, augmented-reality ribbon they can take a selfie with.
Ford’s new Bronco hasn’t made it to dealerships yet, but that isn’t stopping the automaker from giving the hotly-anticipated truck the SEMA treatment with a beefy new 2-door concept for the... truck owner who wants two vehicles in one. The Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch 2-Door Concept is one of several truck-based customs, including one-off versions of the F-150, Bronco Sport, …
Pixelmator Pixelmator has announced Pixelmator Pro 2.0, the newest update to the image-editing software Pixelmator Pro. The app will be available starting tomorrow, November 19th. The big news is that... Pixelmator Pro 2.0 will run natively on Macs with Apple's new M1 chip. Currently, versions of apps that were developed for Intel systems can only run on the new Macs through an emulation layer called Rosetta 2. Other third-party developers, such as Adobe, don't plan to release the final Arm-native versions of their software until later this year, so photo editors may be relieved to see Pixelmator Pro support so soon after the M1's launch. (You'll still be able to run Pixelmator Pro 2.0 on Intel-based Macs as well.) Pixelmator Pro 2.0 also includes...
Nominations for the 2020 Game Awards are here, with The Last of Us Part II and Animal Crossing: New Horizons scoring big.
The Game Awards are just a few weeks away, and we now know which games are in contention. The Last of Us Part II leads the way with 10 nominations. It seems to be nominated in every category in which... it was eligible, including game of the year and th...
It takes a bold vision and nerves of steel to venture into outer space. The same holds true for the pioneering startups forging the future of space technology. Connect with other bold visionaries at... TC Sessions: Space 2020 to go farther and faster together. If you want to go farther and faster for less, you […]
If you want to buy an Apple Watch for Black Friday, take a look at Amazon's offer for the Apple Watch Series 3 that brings the device's price down to $179.
Searching for a new gig is a job itself--except you don't get paid for doing it, there are no benefits, and it's impossible to know if you're doing it wrong. Applying for jobs can be a long, lonely... struggle against self-doubt, and to stay resilient, you need to be organized and have a plan. With that in mind, here are...
Peanuts specials "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will air on broadcast TV after all, with Apple planning to provide them ad-free on PBS and PBS Kids on November 22, 2020... and December 13, 2020, respectively. Apple's decision to air the specials on PBS comes following a petition from Peanuts fans unhappy with Apple gaining rights to the Peanuts content through its partnership with Wildbrain. The petition ultimately garnered more than 250,000 signatures. Apple had planned to provide access to the specials for free through the Apple TV app, but petitioners called on the Cupertino company to bring the specials back to traditional broadcast television. Those who want to watch the Peanuts specials on television instead of through the Apple TV app will now be...
Visiting an Apple Store looks a little bit different right now. Apple is offering new services and additional safety measures to make holiday shopping a better experience. Here's what you should know... before you visit your local store. more… The post How to shop at an Apple Store this holiday season appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Now patched by Cisco, three flaws in Webex would have given intruders full access to a meeting without being seen, says IBM.
Earlier today, Apple announced it will reduce the App Store commissions for smaller businesses so that developers earning less than $1 million per year pay a 15% commission on in-app purchases, rather... than the standard 30% commission. Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, says the move — an apparent reaction to current investigations into Apple […]
We still don't know when Zack Snyder's fabled reimagining of Justice League will hit HBO Max -- aside from a vague 2021 target -- but at least we've got some new footage to gawk at. In the latest... teaser, you can see more footage of Cyborg, the reimagin...
Apple has released the second developer betas of watchOS 7.2 and tvOS 14.3. This comes after yesterday’s release of iOS 14.3 beta 2 to developers and public beta users. more… The post Apple... releases second developer betas of tvOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
This is a unique deal on a product we don't see go on sale every day. The Fujifilm Instax SP-3 Mobile Printer has dropped to $89 on Amazon. This deal price is available in both black and white. The... mobile printer usually sells for around $100 and often much more than that. This is the lowest price we've ever seen. It's actually being sold by Adorama through Amazon, and you can find this at Adorama's main site for the same price as well. You can find it price matched at B&H, too. I don't know what it is about modern society, but for some reason there is a natural attraction to the physical version of digital works. Take me, for example, while I have had several e-readers I think there's something inherently better about owning the physical copy of a book. My wife is a huge fan of physical...
Microsoft this week announced the preview availability of endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities for Linux. The functionality was released to the public as part of the Microsoft Defender... for Endpoint for Linux solution, and is meant to help server admins easily identify attacks.
Fall is always new iPhone season, and Apple's newest flagships largely delivered the goods. It's hard to say the same, though, about at least one prominent new iPhone accessory that came out alongside... the iPhone 12. Apple hyped up its new MagSafe wireless chargers when it revealed the iPhone 12 lineup, with the MagSafe Duo charger looking especially appealing to folks who want to charge multiple Apple products at the same time. At $129, it's pretty pricey, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman noted that you need to supply your own power adapter, with Apple's 30W USB-C adapter delivering a total of "up to" 14W wireless charging on MagSafe Duo.
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 7.2 beta to developers for testing purposes, one week after the release of the first beta and two weeks after the launch of watchOS 7.1. To... install the watchOS 7.2 beta, developers need to download the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the watchOS 7.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To update to the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. watchOS 7.2 introduces a new Cardio Fitness feature for the Apple Watch, and Apple says that the cardio...
The first computers with Apple’s M1 chip in it are now available to buy. The reviews are in too, and they indicate the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are a major leap forward for laptops. M1... MacBook Pro and Air ‘The Best Laptops Ever’ The Wall Street Journal’s Joann Stern is pretty effusive in her […]
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 14.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one week after Apple released the first beta. Designed for the fourth and... fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 14.3 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode. Other than new releases, tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. There's no word yet on what's included in tvOS 14.3 update, but we'll update this article should anything new be found. Nothing new was discovered in the first beta. Though we don't often know what's new in tvOS during the beta testing process, we let...
Sure, gaming demand is making it hard to procure new GPUs from Nvidia and AMD, but the launches coincide with a surge in Bitcoin. Cryptomining may be about to pick up again.
TP-Link Kasa Smart Plugs are the best-selling Wi-Fi smart plugs out there, hands down. These popular plugs typically cost $15 individually, so they always sell out quickly when they're discounted.... Amazon finally has them back in stock after they sold out recently, and they're back on sale at the all-time low price of just $6.75 each! You certainly won't be surprised when you learn about the best-selling products among our readers last month during Prime Day 2020. AccuMed KN95 masks and Powecom KN95 face masks were at the top of the list by a wide margin, which makes sense since they're the only FDA-authorized KN95 masks on Amazon. These masks have been found by NIOSH to filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles, which is even better performance than most 3M N95 masks! Both brands are...
Camera company VSCO introduced new video effects and a redesigned camera with new capture modes on Wednesday. These features have been added to the company's US$19.99/year VSCO X membership. Video... Effects Four new effects have been added when you record videos: VHS, Glitch, Kaleido, and Chroma. They'll allow you to add everything from a nostalgic, […]
Not unlike Twitter's new Fleets, the company's time is rapidly expiring. The platform, which is now dedicated to dunking on the earnest, yelling about conspiracies, and sharing bad memes, is on its... way to the big social media cemetery in the sky to join MySpace, Plurk, and (hopefully soon) Facebook.
Google Pay is getting a revamp, with new apps for Android and iOS, a focus on common transactions, and from next year Google Plex support, a new mobile-first bank account. Taking on Apple Pay, Samsung... Pay, and others, Google Plex won’t just be a single account but a range of options from banks and credit unions, Google says, including checking …
Photographer Mathieu Stern recently got his hands on a handful of cheap expired film rolls to see what results he could get out of them. You can see his experiment in this 5-minute video. One commonly... cited rule of thumb for shooting expired film is to add an extra stop of exposure for every decade […]
When Zoom announced Zapps last month — the name has since been wisely changed to Zoom Apps — VC Twitter immediately began speculating that Zoom could make the leap from successful video... conferencing service to becoming a launching pad for startup innovation. It certainly caught the attention of former TechCrunch writer and current investor at […]
In addition to revamping its Pay app, Google also announced new Plex banking accounts today. General manager Caesar Sengupta explained in an online event today that Plex is built on federal checking... and savings accounts and will combine "the best of...
Researchers say the case study from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne indicates children can mount a strong response against the virus and contain it.
Hendrik Kueck is the solo indie iOS developer of the app Juxtaposer, and his latest update includes an AI-based machine learning feature called Magic Crop that can look as powerful and effective as... what Adobe offers in Photoshop on iOS and desktop. Originally released in 2008, Juxtaposer is a photo compositing app that allows you […]
The motion of magnetic particles as they pass through a magnetic field is called magnetophoresis. Until now, not much was known about the factors influencing these particles and their movement. Now,... researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago describe several fundamental processes associated with the motion of magnetic particles through fluids as they are pulled by a magnetic field.
Data is beginning to show that communities historically cut off from banking and investing are using financial technology to increase access. Now, industry leaders are calling for more diverse... perspectives in top leadership roles to help drive that progress.
Apple introduced the second developer beta of iOS 14.3 yesterday, and it includes a major change to Shortcuts. With iOS 14.3 beta 2, the Shortcuts app no longer opens when you launch a shortcut from... the home screen, which in turn has major benefits for those using the Shortcuts app to set custom app icons. more… The post iOS 14.3 beta 2 lets you run shortcuts from the home screen without launching the Shortcuts app appeared first on 9to5Mac.
If you run a small or medium-sized business, the last thing you need is multiple apps to install and configure. With Taskeo, you can handle all your admin through one simple platform. Right now,... one-year subscriptions are 58% off at $49.99. No matter what industry you work in, the basics of business remain the same: you still need to attract customers, deliver your product or services, and collect your revenue. Taskeo can handle all of these tasks, and much more besides. Rated at 5 stars on Capterra, this platform acts as the cockpit of your business. Top features include full CRM tools for tracking leads, and the ability to launch and analyze email marketing campaigns. You can also schedule appointments with clients and sync these dates with CRM contacts. Taskeo's project management...
An early teardown of the new Mac mini offers our first glimpse at Apple’s new M1 chip and redesigned logic board. The desktop’s internals are much smaller than before, despite the increase in... power. The new model is Apple’s fastest Mac mini to date. In fact, the machine shreds every Intel-based Mac in single-core benchmarks, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Goldman Sachs sees Apple iPhone growth in 2020 as a "mixed picture" based on geography, though it believes that Apple One bundles could reverse a decelerating Services trend. Credit: WikiCommons In a... note to investors, analyst Rod Hall published some of the bank's key takeaways and findings from Apple's 10-K report for the 2020 fiscal year. The 10-K is an annual summary of a company's fiscal status required by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
If your family is anything like mine, smart displays like the Nest Hub tend to get a lot of use by both adults and kids. The conversational capabilities of Google Assistant make that almost a... certainty. So it makes sense that for one of its last majo...
The cure for the common gaming PC
Columbia University found that the number of infectious people in the U.S. rose by 34 percent over the last week, after rising another 36 the week prior to that, according to the Washington Post.
New data suggests another wave of COVID-19-related lockdowns and restrictions could spark more strikes and protests led by gig workers and Amazon warehouse associates.
After a period of relative quiet, Google Pay has just had a huge update with dozens of new features. Launched in February 2018, Google Pay is essentially Google's answer to Apple Pay — a single... app that lets you digitally store credit and debit cards, as well as gift cards, and make purchases in stores or online. Apple upped the ante with the release of its Apple Card in August 2019, and while Google hasn't issued its own card (yet), the company has added numerous perks and features to make Google Pay a viable alternative to modern fintech services such as Revolut and N26. One of the most important new features is cashback rewards. Now, if you use Google Pay to buy stuff or even pay for bills you can earn rewards — though details on these rewards are currently slim. Users can also...
Several companies have built AIs designed to figure our when you are angry or sad or excited. But there are serious questions about their accuracy, and the extent to which they should be used in... public life
Christopher Krebs was fired via tweet shortly after the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency called the 2020 election "the most secure in American history."
Now you can ask Google Assistant to leave "Family Notes" on your Google display. Also: Google Assistant gets a "find my family" feature.
If you haven't noticed, this Thanksgiving is not going to be a normal one. Stuffing a bunch of people into your home is simply not an option, but shoving a bunch of people into a four-walled tent... isn't any better. (What good is being "outside" if you're inside a plastic room?)
Google said the three key focuses for the redesign were simplicity, security and privacy, as well partnerships in financial and other service areas.
Image: Google Google has announced new family-oriented updates for Assistant and Fi, which can be potentially useful whether you've all been under the same roof for the duration of the pandemic or... you're making plans to visit for the holidays. Assistant's changes are primarily focused on smart displays like the Nest Hub Max, in which a number of old and new features will be collected in a new section called the "Family Tab." Image: Google Family Notes "stick" to the main screen of your display. The first new addition is Family Notes, which lets you dictate sticky note-styled messages for to-dos and reminders. The notes "stick" to the main screen of your smart display so that they're visible to whomever uses the display next. ...
As IBM transitions from software and services to a company fully focussed on hybrid cloud management, it announced its intention to buy Instana, an applications performance management startup with a... cloud native approach that fits firmly within that strategy. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. With Instana, IBM can build on its internal […]
App store fees are a necessity, but no company should get a 30% cut from everyone. Your move, Google. Apple has been under fire recently because it charges every developer who uses the App Store 30%... on every penny they make through it. The only exceptions were subscriptions -- which see a drop to 15% commission after a full year -- and companies like Amazon, who Apple was willing to cut a special deal in order to get them on board. To combat an inevitable ruling by courts looking into this anti-competitive behavior and garner some much-needed praise from the mostly unaffected buying public, Apple cut that 30% fee in half for more than 95% of App Store developers. Companies that make less than $1 million in yearly App Store sales now only have to pay a 15% commission. As expected, some of...
We should be able to use a dating app without fear of winding up in a military database.
Twitter has at various times acknowledged that Donald Trump isn't bound by the same rules that govern the rest of us. This executive privilege has allowed him to continue posting comments that could... have long ago gotten any normal person banned from the platform. More recently, the service has sought to balance misinformation/disinformation with warning […]
The 2021 sets include a creative toolbox that lets builders completely customize their building experience, as well as change how Lego Mario reacts.
As more customers get their hands on the first Apple Silicon Macs, we continue to see some interesting performance and battery life tests surface based on real-world usage situations, with the latest... including Zoom video calling. MacRumors forum member "acidfast7_redux," who resides in the UK, spent most of their work day today on Zoom video calls using their new MacBook Air with the M1 chip and 8GB of memory. After a 2.5 hour video call, they say their battery life dropped by 17%, and after a second 36 minute video call, their battery life dropped by 7%, meaning that Zoom ultimately consumed roughly 10-13% of battery life per hour. finishing the day at the office now: 09.11 to 17.25 (8h14m) battery went from 100% down to 28% time breakdown for the office part of the day was: 4h33m Zoom...
Disney Plus' gangbusters rollout helped all three of Disney's streaming services round out the top-five US video subscriptions, following perennial leaders Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Google is making major changes to its Pay app to make sending money to friends easier and help people better understand their finances. The new interface will focus on your relationships rather than... transactions, meaning it groups your activity by th...
A group of more than 200 Facebook content moderators, as well as some full-time employees,* are demanding the tech company “stop needlessly risking moderators’ lives,” they wrote in an open... letter to Facebook and the company’s contractors that manage content moderators, Accenture and Covalen. This comes after The Intercept reported how Facebook content moderators were […]
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The International Space Station's two Russian astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Wednesday to prepare for next year's arrival of a long-delayed lab.
Got (or hoping for) a new Xbox or PlayStation 5? Madden fans are in luck. A Dec. 4 update will take advantage of the new gaming systems' graphic firepower.
Photo by Alexander Kramer for The Verge Saving money on new Apple products is usually out of the question, but the new 13-inch MacBook Pro that has Apple's powerful M1 silicon is already $50 off at... Amazon. Instead of costing $1,299 for the base model with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, you'll pay $1,250. Yeah, it's a small discount, and apparently deliveries are currently taking between two to five weeks. Saving $50 might not make it worth the possibly long wait, but this deal's here in case you want to take advantage of it. You can also save $50 on the upgraded version with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM in either the space gray or silver colors. It normally costs $1,499, but you can checkout now for $1,450. There's currently less of a wait for deliveries of this model....
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) says the first flight of its Dream Chaser spacecraft to the International Space Station is now planned for 2022 after development delays caused by the pandemic.... SpaceNews
“Almost every business on earth is affected by weather,” says Alexander Levy, an investor serial entrepreneur whose latest company is the new weather prediction startup Atmo. The company, which... graduated from Y Combinator earlier this year, has recently raised $2 million from Signia Ventures and Sound Ventures for its predictive software, because sometimes businesses do […]
Google is launching a major redesign of its Google Pay app on both Android and iOS today. Like similar phone-based contactless payment services, Google Pay — or Android Pay as it was known then —... started out as a basic replacement for your credit card. Over time, the company added a few more features on […]
Scientists have uncovered new evidence of the mysterious fluorescent debris that makes up the Blue Ring Nebula.
The search giant, trying to overcome privacy hurdles, says it won't share transaction information with other parts of Google.
Thousands of clay figures, equipped with real weapons, stand guard over the tomb of China's first emperor. How was this army for the afterlife built, and what was its significance?
Image: Google It will include tap-to-pay, peer-to-peer, personal finance aggregation, customizable deals, and even full banking services
The iPhone 12 may be one of the more affordable iPhones of the new lineup, but its camera can give the previous iPhone flagship a run for its money.
We only have teasers for now, but it looks pretty rad.
There's also a neat F-150, Bronco Sport and Ranger build coming.
Two other white giraffes were killed by poachers earlier in 2020.
In a refurbished Southern California garage, Carnegie astrophysicists are creating the scientific, virtual reality-enabled workspace of the future where they will unlock the mysteries of the cosmos.
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Microsoft unveiled a new chip design Tuesday that it says will usher in a new era of security on Windows PCs.
US regulatory agency FAA on Wednesday authorized Boeing's 737 MAX to return to the skies following its grounding after two deadly crashes, but it will still be weeks before the plane is put back into... service.
In 2004, astronomers spotted a unique celestial feature that, when observed in ultraviolet, bore the appearance of a glowing eye staring directly back at Earth. Unbeknownst to them, it would take 16... years to figure out what caused the Blue Ring Nebula to form.
Because of gridlock that's lasted for months in Congress over a new coronavirus relief bill, it seems all but certain now that no one will be getting a second stimulus check in 2020. There is,... however, one last chance to receive a stimulus check this year -- it's the stimulus check that you should have gotten already, after Congress passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act in March. The deadline to make sure the IRS has all your information in order to get a stimulus check this year is November 21. Congress passed 2020's one and only coronavirus stimulus bill back in March, and while millions got a one-time $1,200 stimulus check thanks to its passage, the economic fortunes of so many Americans have nevertheless worsened considerably as the year dragged on. The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us,...
Former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer began her comeback to the tech scene Wednesday with the launch of a new mobile app aimed at helping people organize their contacts.
Overall Google's Chrome 87 release fixed 33 security vulnerabilities.
Astronomers have seen how two neutron stars created the brightest kilonova ever observed. The post Astronomers think they’ve seen a magnetar form for the first time; the collision of two neutron... stars appeared first on Universe Today.
Commentary: As the Netflix series creeps ever closer to the present day, my relationship with the show is deepening.
Fighting for survival, low-cost Norwegian Air Shuttle filed for bankruptcy protection in Ireland on Wednesday for two of its main subsidiaries in a bid to shield itself from creditors long enough to... find a solution for a financial restructuring.
Apple's newly released HomePod mini features a USB-C power cord that plugs into a separate power adapter, and there was speculation that the cord could perhaps be removed, but that's not the case. In... a home teardown, MacRumors forum member ouimetnick found that the power cord is not meant to come out and it is not replaceable if it is removed. The standard HomePod also comes with a cord that's not meant to be removed, but it can technically be pulled out with enough force and then reattached. That does not appear to be the case with the HomePod mini, and attempting to remove the cable can lead to damage to the speaker. The quick home teardown also walks through disassembling the HomePod mini and shows off the built in S5 chip that powers the device. Most people won't need to...
We spoke with a neuroscientist and other academics to understand the principles and neurochemistry to help craft a personal productivity playlist.
A head-scratching astronomical anomaly – and a thorn in the side to scientists trying to understand how the universe evolved – could have been explained, with a new theory identifying a missing... link in one of the weirdest objects in the known galaxy. The Blue Ring Nebula shouldn’t really exist, scientists concluded when it was spotted back in 2004, with …
Black Friday has come early at Walmart, Best Buy, and more, offering incredible discounts on webcams from the best brands, including Logitech and Razer.
The International Space Station's two Russian astronauts began spacewalking work Wednesday to prepare for next year's arrival of a long-delayed lab, but had to scrap another chore because of a... stubborn bolt.
I see you, fellow lazy people. While password managers are an absolute must for digital security, they are freaking annoying to set up, and occasionally, annoying to use. But now that macOS Big Sur is... here, popular password manager 1Password is adding several new features, including the ability to unlock the app with...
Just 1% of the global population was responsible for half of the world's commercial flight emissions in 2018, a new study found. Those elite "frequent fliers" travelled about 35,000 miles (56,000... kilometers) that year.
The average US company uses 16 cloud services, but only a third of IT professional believe their security measures have kept up with the change.
In a year that feels like Captain Trips has started creeping on the real world, the timing of CBS All Access' new adaptation of Stephen King's plague-apocalypse epic feels eerily appropriate. But Josh... Boone and Ben Cavell's take on The Stand has some big cloven hooves to fill: the hit 1994 miniseries.
If you lift weights, you've got to fuel your body--but no matter what you choose to eat, chances are somebody at your gym will tell you your choice of snack is the wrong one. So what is the "right"... thing to eat when working out? And does it really matter when you eat it?
Walmart is staging two early November events to start Black Friday shopping even sooner. Here are the best of its Black Friday 2020 deals on laptops.
The financial sector has historically been nervous about allowing its data to go off premises, making it harder to scale. Now it's allowing for some data in the cloud to speed AI and data management.
Farmstead, a startup that operates an online grocery business while also selling software to other grocers, is announcing that it has raised $7.9 million in Series A funding. While there’s been... plenty of demand for grocery delivery this year, the major players like Instacart are making purchases and deliveries from existing supermarkets. Farmstead co-founder and […]
Last week, Ubisoft indicated that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was off to a strong start by announcing that it had double the launch day sales of 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and today, Ubisoft... is back with more some stats. This time, we’re looking at launch week as a whole, with Ubisoft saying that early sales for Valhalla are “strong.” While Ubisoft …
Nintendo's highly anticipated hack-and-slash crossover misses too much of what makes Zelda: Breath of the Wild a masterpiece.
Today we’re taking a peek at the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series and where cards are available for sale. The graphics card series including AMD Radeon 6800 and 6800XT were released for sale this week and... reviews suggest they’re winners. If you’re able to get through to any of the stores that claim stock for the cards, you’ll find them …
Twitter has said it will look into user concerns over self-deleting tweets.
The cut benefits only developers who pull in less than $1 million annually.
Scientists have discovered a rare object called the Blue Ring Nebula, a ring of hydrogen gas with a star at its center. The properties of this system suggest it is the remnant of two stars meeting... their ultimate demise: an inward orbital dance that resulted in the two stars merging. The result offers a new window into the fate of many tightly orbiting binary star systems.
How did life arise on Earth? How did it survive the Hadean eon, a time when repeated massive impacts excavated craters thousands of kilometres in diameter into the Earth’s surface? Those impacts... turned the Earth into a hellish place, where the oceans turned to steam, and the atmosphere was filled with rock vapour. How could …
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge I. In March 2017, I drove down to the Instagram offices in Menlo Park to meet with founder Kevin Systrom. The subject of the meeting had not been disclosed to... me in advance, and when we sat down in a conference room, Systrom had a surprise for me: his team had cloned Snapchat's popular stories feature and planned to more or less import the design wholesale into Instagram. It was a brazen move, particularly by the standards of American business, but it was undeniably effective: Instagram usage surged dramatically, and Snapchat plateaued. Soon stories started popping up everywhere: Tinder, Google Photos, LinkedIn, and Medium, to name a few. (A recurring joke holds that Excel will someday add stories; at this point, I wouldn't bet against...
If you are a PC gamer, prepare to drool.Samsung makes a QLED monitor with an ultra-wide 49-inch screen and a 32:9 aspect ratio. It supposed to deliver
The first Apple Silicon chip used in the Mac, the M1, implements Apple's first custom controller for USB4 and Thunderbolt 3 and delivers the world's first systems meeting the new USB4 specification.... Notably, Apple has bought this to market ahead of Intel's own 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for PC notebooks. M1 Macs are Apple's first custom implementation of Thunderbolt 3 Apple Silicon's first with USB4 is a sign of things to come
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse has dropped to $99.99 at Amazon. This mouse usually sells for around $150. We shared a deal on the G502 in early October when it dropped to $120, and... that was a match for its lowest at the time. This is an all-new low price and great value heading into Black Friday. If you were looking to upgrade your mouse this year, the G502 is the way to go. The Windows Central review of this mouse gives it 5 stars out of 5 and a Recommended badge. Our reviewer said, "If you've got the extra money to spend and want what is one of the best wireless gaming mice out there, then the G502 Lightspeed should be at the top of your list. Its mixture of features, design, and customization make it well worth the money. Most importantly, it's a wireless gaming...
This year, we're seeing Black Friday sales kicking off earlier than ever. With Prime Day being so delayed and less emphasis on in-store events, combined possible concerns over shipping delays nearer... the holidays, it makes total sense that retailers would want to kickstart their sales now and offer some early Black Friday deals online for shoppers who are ready to spend. We've gathered up a bunch of the best deals from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and more, in one place to make your holiday shopping easier. With everything going on, you're going to want to start your Black Friday shopping earlier this year than ever before. These Black Friday tech deals are some of the best available, so don't miss out. Black Friday tech deals available now Eero 6 Mesh Wi-Fi System + Echo Dot...
The Breezy One cleaning robot from Build With Robots --shown here very much not in an office. | Image: Build With Robots Airflow is a subject dear to Charlie Strange's heart. As the facilities... director for a Texas facility operated by HVAC manufacturer Goodman, he helps oversee the production of heating, ventilation, and AC units in the world's fifth-largest factory building -- 4.2 million square feet of space, all dedicated to the generation of hot and cold currents and gusts. But when the pandemic forced Goodman to send thousands of workers home, Strange had to consider airflow anew -- specifically, how the eddies and flows inside his Texas plant would affect the work of his latest hire: a cleaning robot named Breezy One that trundles around the gargantuan factory, spraying a fine mist...
Pokémon Go has undergone a number of evolutions since its debut in 2016 but, come November 30th, players will witness the game's biggest gameplay changes to date. The "GO Beyond" update, as Niantic... has dubbed it, will immediately implement a raise th...
Cupertino's cut will shrink to 15% for small coding shacks from 1 January Apple has overhauled commissions charged to small developers that turn over up to $1m on paid apps and in-app purchases sold... via the App Store as the spotlight shines on its policies amid ongoing litigation....
Lamborghini has unveiled its latest hyper-extreme model, and if the regular Huracán isn’t quite outlandish enough for you, perhaps the Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata will fit the bill. Inspired by... the Italian automaker’s race cars, but legal to drive on public roads – albeit with appropriate restraint – it’s a V10 vision of performance turned up to the max. Thanks …
STEM degrees remain valuable, but as the field grows, companies also want candidates who understand quantum information science and technology concepts, a new study finds.
Did you miss out on Amazon's Prime Day Sony headphones deals? Just wait until you see what's waiting in the early Black Friday 2020 sale that just kicked off at Amazon. Amazon's discounts drop prices... as low as $79 for Sony true wireless earbuds, and best-selling $200 Sony over-ear noise cancelling headphones are down to $88. If you want the best of the best, class-leading Sony WF1000XM3 noise cancelling earbuds are on sale for $168 and you'll find the lowest price ever on the incredible new Sony WH1000XM4 over-ear noise cancelling headphones. Apple's wildly popular AirPods Pro have been the top-selling headphones among our readers lately, especially since they're on sale with a huge $50 discount. These wireless noise cancelling earphones will cost you $249 if you buy them from Apple, and...
Today’s best deals include the latest M1-powered MacBook Pro, AirPods Pro at $190, and Anker accessories from $11. Hit the jump for all that and more in today’s top deals. more… The post New... MacBook Pro goes on sale, AirPods Pro $190, more in today’s best deals appeared first on 9to5Mac.
AI startup RealityEngines.AI changed its name to Abacus.AI in July. At the same time, it announced a $13 million Series A round. Today, only a few months later, it is not changing its name again, but... it is announcing a $22 million Series B round, led by Coatue, with Decibel Ventures and Index Partners participating […]
All Lyft drivers and riders in the US can now quickly connect to an ADT safety specialist if they need some assistance. The ridesharing company announced the Emergency Help option in October 2019, and... it started testing the feature in some markets ea...
This year was rough for all involved--even Linux and open source didn't come through unscathed. See what Jack Wallen considers to be the biggest issue for Linux in 2020.
There are hundreds of items all around you that you likely never take a second look at. A tiny toy, a small flower, seeds or grains, coins, bugs, small electrical components, and so on. We're just so... used to seeing items like this that we don't think much about them. However, what if we told you there's a whole different way to see them? Macro photography allows us to get up close and personal with tiny objects, or any object that has immense detail, with ease. Macro photography, while challenging, can be incredibly rewarding. Seeing the often unseen and making it appear larger than life is fascinating. After the break, we'll share five macro photography lenses that will make you see the world differently.
Although it's seen as much about appeasing critics as it is about growing independent software makers, developers have told AppleInsider that Apple's reduced App Store commission is good for the... industry. The App Store has millions of apps from countless developers Apple's announcement that it will cut App Store commission to 15% for smaller developers has yet to be followed up with details of how it will work. Nonetheless, even as developers have questions about the process, most of the ones AppleInsider spoke to were delighted.
Google said its new Cloud Armor Adaptive Protection networking security technology leverages machine learning to protect against Layer 7 DDoS attacks.
Attackers can join Webex meetings as ghost users, and even remain inside rooms after getting kicked.
Every Monday night, Hank Williams Jr. used to ask us one question: "Are you ready for some football?" After the year we've had, the answer is most definitely a resounding yes.
Google debuted a new tool called Tree Canopy Lab in an effort to keep cities like Los Angeles cool by helping them plant more trees. | Image: Google Google unveiled a tool today that could help cities... keep their residents cool by mapping out where trees are needed most. Cities tend to be warmer than surrounding areas because buildings and asphalt trap heat. An easy way to cool metropolitan areas down is to plant more trees in neighborhoods where they're sparse. The hope is that planting new trees in these areas could help cities adapt to a warming world Google's new Tree Canopy Lab uses aerial imagery and Google's AI to figure out where every tree is in a city. Tree Canopy Lab puts that information on an interactive map along with additional data on which neighborhoods are more densely...
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for... Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy to use email marketing app for the Mac. Get started for free and save 10% when you sign up for any pricing plan. preload=”none” more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: November 18, 2020 - App Store commission changes, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
As if the company didn't own enough parts of your life. What you need to know Google Pay will soon get "Plex" bank accounts integrated directly within the app. Plex will have no monthly fees, offer... checking/saving features, and come with a debit card. The service is backed by Citi and Stanford Federal Credit Union and will launch in 2021. Ever since Apple debuted the Apple Card back in March 2019, all eyes have been on Google and how it would respond. A report from this past April suggested that the company was working on its own debit card, but things have been quiet since then. That is, until now. Alongside its big Google Pay revamp unveiled on November 18, Google also took the wraps off of its upcoming "Plex" bank account. It's present in the new Google Pay app with an option to join a...
EOH Holdings subsidiary EOH Mthombo has sold Mars Holdings and its principal business Syntell to a consortium led by current Syntell executive directors for a base price of R211-million.
After rising sharply in the second quarter of 2020, Robinhood’s income from routing its users’ orders to different parties for execution appears largely flat in the third quarter. To be clear,... Robinhood’s year-over-year growth is likely very impressive given the gains we’ve seen in the key revenue category for the heavily funded unicorn this year. […]
Due to COVID-19, many households are hosting Thanksgiving on Zoom this year. To assist, Zoom announced it would lift its 40-minute time limit on all meetings for the holiday.
Hydrogen gas and methanol for fuel cells, or as raw materials for the chemicals industry, for example, could be produced more sustainably using sunlight, a new Uppsala University study shows. In this... study, researchers have developed a new coating material for semiconductors that may create new opportunities to produce fuels in processes that combine direct sunlight with electricity. The study is published in Nature Communications.
The ride-hailing company Lyft partnered with the security company American District Telegraph (ADT) to launch the Emergency Help feature.
Commentary: The biggest feature on the new iPhone is something being built by its carrier partners. That's foreign territory for Apple.
The admissions process for international students applying to colleges is outdated. For starters, there is no Common App, the one-stop application that U.S. students are able to use to apply to a... variety of schools in one go. Instead, international students must navigate thousands of schools, each having their own requirements and application process, on […]
Even if your holiday parties are more spread out or virtual this year, you can still add some spirit to the event thanks to this Black Friday deal on one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, the JBL... Charge 4. Thanks to its all-day power supply and impressive sound, you'll be sure to get back into the holiday spirit in no time. This portable powerhouse usually retails for around $180, but it can be yours for just $130 right now at Best Buy. The best upgrade portable Bluetooth speaker JBL Charge 4 | Up to $60 off at Best Buy This waterproof speaker with a built-in battery charges your phone while you play music. It tops up over USB-C and lasts 20 hours, which is more than we can say for most portable Bluetooth speakers. From $120 at Best Buy It's not difficult to see why the JBL Charge 4 is...
There are a ton of VPN services out there you could try out this Black Friday, but ExpressVPN may well be the last. Not only is it our pick for the best VPN service of them all, but its latest deal... makes it even more affordable to sign up than usual. For a limited time, you can save 49% off its annual subscription plan and score three additional months for free in the process. That means your subscription will last 15 months for less than $7 per month; the plan must be paid for in full at the time of purchase. Security Savings ExpressVPN Stumped on which VPN service to choose? ExpressVPN's latest offer makes this one a no-brainer as it's already one of the best around. Score a year of service at 49% off and three free months along with it for a limited time. $6.67/month $12.95/month 49%...
For many businesses, the silver lining of the global pandemic was realizing they can dramatically change how they work.
On Wednesday, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced even more encouraging results from its now-completed covid-19 vaccine trial. The experimental vaccine appears to be 95% effective at... preventing illness overall and seems nearly as effective in people over the age of 65, a key population. Despite the very...
Apple's battery health management feature cannot be disabled on Apple Silicon Macs, as there is no toggle switch for this in System Preferences on these machines. Battery health management cannot be... disabled on Apple Silicon-based Macs Introduced in macOS Catalina version 10.15.5, the battery health management system is designed to improve the lifespan of a Mac notebook's battery by reducing the rate at which it chemically ages. The feature achieves this by monitoring the battery's temperature history and its charging patterns, and temporarily reducing the battery's maximum charging capacity as necessary, according to Apple. The feature can still be disabled on Intel-based Macs, but Apple warns this may reduce the battery's lifespan. On macOS Big Sur, navigate to System Preferences >...
When it comes to delivering a big-screen experience in a package that still fits in a purse or pocket, rollable phones might be an even better solution than foldable handsets like the Samsung's Galaxy... ZFold2. However, with its new Oppo X 2021 concept, it looks like Oppo has figured out a way to turn a mind-bending...
These asymptomatic infections can undermine efforts to eliminate malaria.
[VIDEO] How fast is the new M1 MacBook Air? More specifically, how fast is that SSD inside? Watch the video embedded in the main Loop post. Exploding brain emoji.
A research team led by Northwestern University engineers and Argonne National Laboratory researchers have uncovered new findings into the role of ionic interaction within graphene and water. The... insights could inform the design of new energy-efficient electrodes for batteries or provide the backbone ionic materials for neuromorphic computing applications.
Commentary: Lightning looks like it's turning right into MagSafe. But USB-C shouldn't be shut out.
It includes a three-month Nintendo Online pass, too.
Jinx is launching a simple way to buy dog food and manage orders via text message. The startup says it has developed “the first text-to-buy platform in the legacy pet food space,” in partnership... with its investor Initialized Capital and the firm’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian (who departed earlier this year and is raising a new fund). […]
The UK's new 10-point climate plan is the first big step towards meeting a target of net zero emissions by 2050, but it doesn't have the funding to make new climate policies a reality
A number of industry players, including Spotify, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, and Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson, have today criticized Apple's move to launch a new App Store Small Business... Program that will halve App Store fees for small business owners and independent developers (via The Verge). After Apple announced the new program, Spotify released a statement saying that it proved the App Store policies are "arbitrary and capricious." Apple's anti-competitive behavior threatens all developers on iOS, and this latest move further demonstrates that their App Store policies are arbitrary and capricious. While we find their fees to be excessive and discriminatory, Apple's tying of its own payment system to the App Store and the communications restrictions it uses...
Phones that are rugged and waterproof -- even without a case -- should be the new normal.
Apple may be saving around $2.5 billion in component costs by swapping Intel processors to M1 chips in some of its Mac and MacBook models. Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider That's an estimation by... Sumit Gupta, IBM's vice president of AI Strategy. Gupta did some math based on rough estimates of Apple shipment volumes to arrive at that conclusion of Apple Silicon savings.
A mac & cheese product is being recalled for a bizarre reason: It's not actually mac & cheese at all. Mislabeled boxes of Stuffed Foods Mac & Cheese Bites actually contain Buffalo Style Chicken... Poppers. The wrong label also doesn't include the warning that soy is present in the product, potentially leading to allergic reactions. Food recalls come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes food is recalled because it may be contaminated with bacteria, while other times recalls are issued because pieces of unedible things like rubber and wood accidentally find their way into the packaging. A new recall from Stuffed Foods LLC is a sort of double-whammy that we don't see very often. According to the recall bulletin by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the company's Mac & Cheese...
Target said sales rose steadily in its most recent quarter, as demand for household goods and home office supplies continued to grow during the pandemic, while shopping shifted online.
We took the iPhone 12's camera for a spin around Edinburgh.
Unless you’ve been on very extended digital detox, you’ll have noticed algorithms don’t exactly have the greatest reputation these days, saddled as they are with pervasive questions of bias and... inequity. Not to mention the dubious content amplification choices of social media platforms. Nor has 2020 helped their automated cause — with, in just one […]
If you're thinking about a new M1 Mac mini, definitely spend some time with Chris Welch's review for The Verge. Most importantly: Getting up and running with the Mac mini can be a hassle. For initial... setup, you need a wired keyboard and mouse; my Logitech ergonomic keyboard and MX Master 3, which both connect over Bluetooth, were useless. They work fine after setting up the machine, but just be aware so you don't run into this initial headache like I did. This is so important, I think Apple should put a note up on the order page so folks have time to grab these items if they need them. UPDATE: Interestingly, it seems as if Apple's wireless gear uses clever USB-protocol tricks so THEY work with the Mac mini setup. Not so for third party gear. Good to know.∞ Read this on The Loop
Named Zeta, the group features some prominent backers with a mission to make all new car sales electric by 2030.
Lyft's new Emergency Help feature allows users to alert 911 and have authorities meet them in their live location if they feel unsafe.
The dreaded "Zoombombing" is a risk for all Zoom meetings, even private rooms secured with a passcode and data encryption. All it takes is for the invite to wind up in the wrong hands, and suddenly... you have someone screaming randomly in your work meeting--or worse.
The very best Black Friday 2020 deals on laptop, desktop, and tablet PCs at Costco will be available starting as soon as Nov. 5.
Commentary: New M1 MacBooks should follow the iPad Pro's lead and evolve their design.
Today the folks at OnePlus are making what appears to be a very, very limited number of their wireless earbuds available for one dollar. That’s $1 instead of $79 for the OnePlus Buds, $1 instead of... $50 for the Bullets Wireless Z, and “free shipping” for the OnePlus Buds Z throughout the day. Based on what we’ve experienced with these …
It's the best time of the year to save on a new TV.
Lake Tahoe-based photographer Tajreen Hedayet made this short, sweet, and inspiring 2-minute video tutorial on six different editorial self-portraits you can try shooting at home if you’re looking... for a way to exercise your creative muscles. “The object of editorial photography is to tell a story or convey a feeling in a creative or artistic […]
The seventh annual International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition has recently concluded and some of the applications are truly incredible in quality - These images are the kind that can... move you to tears. Based in Sydney, Australia, this year was the competition’s seventh annual, and the over 3800 entrants were competing for a […]
On some platforms, Fortnite is getting a rather big addition today: video chat. Epic Games has teamed up with the folks over at Houseparty to bring video chat to some versions of Fortnite, allowing... you to see your friends’ faces as you squad up and chase some wins. Unfortunately, Houseparty’s video chat isn’t going live for all Fortnite players, and …
Now that we know the virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted via aerosol (tiny particles in the air that can hang around for a long time), researchers and engineers globally have turned their... attention to helping promote air circulation where risk exposure is high, and also to kill any active viral particles that might […]
[VIDEO] To some folks, fan noise really matters. If you do a podcast, you've no doubt spent some time finding and reducing as much noise as possible from your studio setup. And fans are subtle... culprits. In the video embedded in the main Loop post, The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern does a fun job talking about the gift of silence we've all gotten with the powerful, fanless M1 MacBook Air. But in this review, John Gruber makes the case that the new M1 MacBook Pro's active cooling system is no slouch at silence: Apple, in its keynote last week, emphasized that the M1 MacBook Air has no fan. (Intel-based MacBook Airs most definitely do. The defunct 12-inch no-adjective MacBook was Apple's only fanless Intel Mac.) Apple's point there was to brag that the M1 runs so cool that a...
Subramanian Sundaram, a biological engineer affiliated with both Boston University and Harvard has been looking into the current state of robot hands and proposed ideas regarding where new research... might be heading. He has published a Perspective piece in the journal Science outlining the current state of robotic hand engineering.
If you don't want to display zeros, use one of these quick and easy methods to suppress them in Microsoft Excel.
Liquid admins said the intrusion was detected before any funds were stolen.
Although the NFL will hold a Pro Bowl this season, it'll be vastly different from every other edition of the game. The 2021 Pro Bowl was originally supposed to take place at Allegiant Stadium, but due... to the impact of COVID-19, players will instead t...
Metabones has announced the release of the EF-GFX Smart Expander, a new adapter that makes it possible to use every Canon EF mount lens on Fujifilm GFX camera systems. The adapter uses an optical... design consisting of five elements in three groups to multiply the focal length and F-stop of Canon EF-mount lenses by 1.26x to match the image circle of EF lenses to Fujifilm's GFX cameras while retaining the same diagonal field-of-view. A front and back view of the EF-GFX 1.26x Smart Expander adapter. The EF-GFX Smart Expander offers electronic integration, including support for phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), in-body image stabilization (IBIS), optical image stabilization on stabilized lenses and smooth iris on lenses that support it. The adapter features a physical toggle that can switch...
No kicks required. Just Michelle Yeoh reading an Orion for filth.
Amazon announced today it’s bringing Alexa Routines — the feature that allows users to create their own Alexa shortcuts that combine multiple actions — to its Fire TV platform. Starting today,... Amazon customers will be able to include Fire TV commands in their Alexa routines, including those that power on or off the TV, open […]
GoPro is now synonymous with action cameras and for good reason. These devices are solid performers, robust action cameras packed full of features and
What could go wrong with NASA's SLS rocket? The Aitken system is finding out Amid NASA's plans to put boots on the Moon by 2024, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is blowing its own trumpet that simulations... in preparation for the Artemis mission have been carried out on its Aitken supercomputer....
Save $150: The MacBook Air (256GB) from early 2020 is on sale for $849.99 at Amazon as of Nov. 18 — $50 less than the price we've seen for months. Save $150 when you add the $50 coupon at checkout.... As unhinged as the year 2020 is, it feels completely fine that Apple has released two new MacBook Air models in the span of a year. Naturally, the older (but still very new?) model has quietly taken on a new discount. Entering the market at a starting price of $999.99 (compared to $1,099.99 for the 2019 model), the 2020 Air was already a bone thrown to us by Apple. On top of the $100 discount that it has seen a few times, a new $50 coupon has appeared to take it to a new all-time-low price. The 256GB SSD MacBook Air will be just $849.99 once the coupon has been applied at checkout,
We stack the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max against the Note 20 and 20 Ultra spec-by-spec.
Bill Buford and his twin sons show how to put a Gallic spin on apple pie. Be prepared with extra butter.
Three physicists in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, together with their colleagues from the Southern University of Science and Technology and Sun... Yat-sen University in China, have successfully modified a semiconductor to create a superconductor.
If you want to know what the future of finance looks like, head east, where it's already been laid down in China. Digital payments through mobile phones are ubiquitous, and there is incredible... innovation around lending, investments and digital currencies that are at the vanguard of global financial innovation. Take the cover photo of this […]
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge There's going to be a little more room for Wi-Fi. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to open up a small amount of additional wireless spectrum... for unlicensed indoor use, which should help to improve speeds and reduce congestion on 5GHz Wi-Fi networks. The new swath of spectrum (which falls around 5.9GHz) was previously reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications -- but since being set aside two decades ago, the auto industry hasn't done much with it. So now the FCC is taking away a little more than half of the airwaves it reserved and offering them up to the public for use as Wi-Fi. (Despite getting nowhere with this spectrum, the auto industry is nonetheless annoyed that the FCC is taking...
Whether you're working from home in an official capacity or you're sinking time into a wacky quarantine project, Adobe's array of apps are essential -
A team of astronomers led by SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research has observed 10 times more hyper-luminous galaxies in the infrared than stars can produce according to the models. If the... theory is correct, it means that stars alone cannot account for the brightness of the most luminous infrared galaxies. The paper was published in a special issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Epic's quixotic lawsuit against Apple over the fees it collects from the iOS App Store may be mired in the slow grind of the court system, but we're already seeing the iPhone maker reevaluate its... approach to taking a cut.
AirPods Pro are Apple's most expensive true wireless earbuds, but among our readers, they're also Apple's best-selling AirPods model. Apple's wildly popular wireless noise cancelling earbuds dropped... to $199.99 on Prime Day 2020, and now they're back on sale ahead of Black Friday 2020 with the same deep discount. Other AirPods models are on sale as well right now, with discounts up to $40. Some early Black Friday deals stick around for weeks until the year's biggest shopping event finally arrives. This, unfortunately, might not be one of them. Apple's various AirPods models are discounted all the time these days at Amazon. It would've been crazy to imagine Apple's most popular accessories on sale with any discount a few short years ago. But now that Apple partners with Amazon to sell its...
Email security solutions provider Abnormal Security on Wednesday announced raising $50 million in a Series B funding round, which brings the total raised by the company to $75 million.
A look at the improvements coming to the popular video game 'Madden NFL 21,' for new consoles such as the Microsoft Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
League of Legends: Wild Rift will soon be available to play on many more phones around the world. Riot Games is launching the open beta for the mobile-focused multiplayer online battle arena to... Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Russia (plus the...
2020 has been a year of life lived in suspension and in suspense. As the COVID-19 pandemic held America in thrall amid the rising tides of civil and economic unrest, just getting through the day... became a victory, cause for celebration -- even as the...
Alexa Routines now work with Amazon's Fire TV devices. The feature allows you to carry out common actions on several smart devices simultaneously with a single custom Alexa command. For instance, you... may already switch on your bedroom light and activ...
Wow. A low-flying space rock set a record last Friday (appropriately, the 13th), when 2020 VT4 passed just under 400 kilometers (250 miles) over the Southern Pacific.
A solar-powered device can generate enough high-pressure steam to sterilise medical instruments, and could be used by medics in resource-limited areas
Got a pair of glasses with outdated RX lenses? Or maybe your lenses got scratched or damaged? Or Bose Frames? Here are some online options for that can save you some money on a lens replacement.
A collision between two stars thousands of years ago produced two interstellar ice cream cones full of hot gas.
A new analysis by MIT researchers details many of the underlying issues that have caused cost overruns on new nuclear power plants in the U.S., which have soared ever higher over the last five... decades. The new findings may help the designers of new plants build in resilience to the factors that tend to cause these overruns, thus helping to bring down the costs of such plants.
Best answer: The third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat is still a fantastic addition to any home, with an industrial design and automated scheduling based on your heating and cooling habits. If... your HVAC system is supported, however, you can get largely the same experience for nearly half the price with the newer Nest Thermostat. Still a great buy: Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) ($250 at Amazon) More affordable: Nest Thermostat ($130 at Amazon) Why buy a smart thermostat in the first place? Nest has long been responsible for some of the best smart thermostats, able to automatically build schedules for regulating your home's temperature based on your heating and cooling habits. The stainless steel rotating ring around the circular display gives off a premium look and feel, and is...
Autoclaves, the devices used to sterilize medical tools in hospitals, clinics, and doctors' and dentists' offices, require a steady supply of pressurized steam at a temperature of about 125 degrees... Celsius. This is usually provided by electrical or fuel-powered boilers, but in many rural areas, especially in the developing world, power can be unreliable or unavailable, and fuel is expensive.
Analysis points to ways engineering strategies could be reimagined to minimize delays and other unanticipated expenses.
For many of us, Thanksgiving will be pretty different this year. While you might still debate with relatives about your values, you might also be managing those dinner conversations through an... awkward, virtual space, complete with "you're muted" and "how do I turn the camera on?" Fortunately, there are things you can...
Coronavirus vaccines being developed by Pfizer and Moderna could be the first mRNA vaccines to get approval. Here's how these vaccines work and how might they change the world
AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards are here, and they're amazing. The $579 Radeon RX 6800 and $649 Radeon RX 6800 XT bring a fierce battle to Nvidia's flagship GeForce CPUs, offering... flat-out outstanding performance, a vastly improved cooling solution, and more. We've already dug deep into AMD's fresh RDNA 2 architecture, and delivered our comprehensive verdict on the Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT. Check those out if you want more detailed info, but for the quickest hit, here are the five things you need to know about AMD's new Radeon RX 6800-series graphics cards.
The partnership started with an Apple TV+ x Peanuts original last year with Snoopy in Space and now to the frustration of many fans, the beloved Peanuts Charlie Brown holiday specials are now... exclusive to Apple TV+. However, the good news is they’ll remain free to access, just not on broadcast TV.
Device could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity in off-grid areas.
Save $125: The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool is on sale on Amazon for $374.99 as of Nov. 18. We know that 2020 has been kind of a blur, so we're here to give you some big news: it's almost winter. Wasn't it... March just yesterday? Did we even have a summer? Honestly, we don't know because we're just as baffled as you are, but what we do know is that we all need someone to keep us warm and toasty while staying safe at home. A Dyson Pure Hot + Cool will do that and a whole lot more. It purifies, heats, and cools the air in your home and has established itself as a dependable multi-functional gadget. As an air purifier, the sealed HEPA filter captures 99.97% of allergens as small as 0.3 microns — making it perfect for allergies, pets, dust, pollen, and mold spores.
The Dell S2719DGF S Series 27-inch 1440p 155Hz FreeSync monitor has dropped to $299.99 on Amazon. This price matches the lowest we have seen since February, when it dropped to $275. The monitor has... been selling for around $400 or more since then and even peaked as high as $450. You can still find it going for $400 at other retailers like Best Buy. There was a Dell Black Friday online doorbuster that reduced the price to $250, but that deal lasted literally seconds before it disappeared. If you're a gamer or spend a lot of time in front of your computer and just want one all-around great monitor, this is it. The Dell 27-inch has 2K Quad HD 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, a 1 ms response time, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. If you connect through the DisplayPort, you can overclock the monitor to a...
Strapped for cash this holiday season? You and everyone else. Don't worry, we've got some seriously affordable gift ideas.
The Swedish-led satellite instrument Particle Environment Package (PEP) will help researchers at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) to understand how three of Jupiter's icy moons are... affected by the particles around Jupiter and search for the pre-conditions for life. After 14 years of work, the instrument is ready to take its place on ESA's Jupiter spacecraft JUICE.
This week the latest update to PUBG releases a pair of game-shocking elements: Battle Bride Pass and Dirt Bike. A variety of weapon balances were also introduced into the game for PC players. Balances... mostly focus on sidearms, all of which have received improvements to damage multipliers, ADS movement speed, and aiming. The Battle Bride Pass focuses on Karakin’s lore’s …
A group of astronomers from Toruń in Poland have successfully completed a survey of the Milky Way plane. They searched for gas clouds, where there was a maser reinforcement of the OH molecule. They... saw seven new sources - each of them brings scientists closer to the process by which massive stars are born. "It is like listening to the buzzing of a mosquito during a loud concert," backstage observations are recapitulated by Prof. Anna Bartkiewicz.
The introduction of the fifth generation mobile network, or 5G, will change the way we communicate, multiply the capacity of the information highways, and allow everyday objects to connect to each... other in real time. Its deployment constitutes a true technological revolution not without some security hazards. Until 5G technology has definitively expanded, some challenges remain to be resolved, including those concerning possible eavesdropping, interference and identity theft.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center:
When I talk about the discs I watched videos on as a kid people assume I mean laser discs, or maybe I've confused my decades and mean DVDs, or even video CDs. There's an assumption that I've just... misremembered things, but that's because the capacitance electronic disc, or videodisc (or in my house just "disc"), was a...
Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and electrical current. The technology has... been demonstrated successfully in rats and is designed for use as a research tool.
Late last week, Apple unveiled its most consequential product in at least a decade. 10 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days after Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil the first iPad, Tim Cook announced... the release of three new Macs powered by Apple’s own M1 system on a chip (SOC)… changing the […]
Cultured meat could be better for the environment, but whether you'll want to eat it is another issue. And don't expect vegans and vegetarians to get on board.
PC and PlayStation players are getting a new chat option.
Apple has reduced its App Store rates for developers making less than a million dollars a year, but the fight against Epic will continue.
Boeing’s 737 MAX has been cleared to fly in the US again, with the Federal Aviation Administration giving the ill-fated jet the green light to resume flight. The decision comes after 20 months of... safety reviews, following the two crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that accounted for 346 deaths. That investigation discovered a serious …
Several members and a recruit to the neo-Nazi terror group the Base described the Proud Boys as part of the journey into far-right extremism.
The parachute system that will help deliver the Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover to Mars has completed the first full-scale high altitude drop test with redesigned elements following two unsuccessful... tests last year. Parachute extraction and deceleration proceeded as expected, the test vehicle landed safely and the test parachutes were recovered. However, some canopy damage occurred, pointing to the early inflation process for the focus of further improvements.
You still need to have some artistic skill to make use of it, though. What you need to know Google debuted Chimera Painter, a machine learning tool that turns sketches into 3D-renders. It's available... on the web, and users can either create their sketches there or download a pre-set and build it out in an alternate app like Photoshop. Chimera Painter is ultimately a proof of concept that showcases the time-saving potential of machine-learning in digital art generation. Google today debuted an experiment aimed at making building rendered art easier and faster with machine learning. The company shared Chimera Painter, a demo tool that automatically renders monsters from an outline you supply. With Chimera Painter, Google is using machine learning to speed up the 3D art production process....
Apple: Apple today announced an industry-leading new developer program to accelerate innovation and help small businesses and independent developers propel their businesses forward with the next... generation of groundbreaking apps on the App Store. The new App Store Small Business Program will benefit the vast majority of developers who sell digital goods and services on the store, providing them with a reduced commission on paid apps and in-app purchases. Developers can qualify for the program and a reduced, 15 percent commission if they earned up to $1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year. This is major news for indie developers. Game changing. The way I read it, if Apple pays you up to $999,999, across all your apps, in a single year, you pay 15% commission instead of the...
Want to up your photo and video skills this winter? Here are the best deals on GoPros as of Nov. 18: OUR TOP PICK: GoPro HERO8 Black 4K waterproof action camera — save $50 BEST FOR VLOGGING: GoPro... HERO9 Black 5K and 20 MP streaming action camera — save $50 BEST BUNDLE: GoPro HERO8 Black live streaming action camera holiday bundle — save $50 Just because we're not traveling this year doesn't mean you shouldn't still have a good camera. Even the smallest adventures can be turned into memorable photos and videos, and GoPro can help. Action cameras like GoPros can capture movement with ease, so you can turn your daily bike ride, neighborhood run, or local hike into an awesome video.
Are you on Picfair yet? You should be. It has become the fastest growing photography platform in the world, growing from 100,000 to 400,000 photographers in the past year alone. Many are making the... switch to Picfair for its industry-low 20% commission, which was even reduced to 0% during the early months of the coronavirus […]
A teardown of the new Mac mini has surfaced on the forum eGPU.io (via Reddit), providing us with a real-world look at Apple's new M1 chip, which is soldered onto a much smaller logic board than the... one found in the 2018 model of the computer. (Note: At the time of publishing, the eGPU.io forum appears to be experiencing downtime.) The M1 is the silver chip labeled with APL1102, housing the 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, I/O controllers, and more all in one. The unified system memory is also visible on the right side of the chip, and takes up far less space than the standalone RAM modules used in the previous Mac mini, contributing to the smaller logic board. As expected, the switch to unified system memory also means that there is no user-upgradeable RAM, as there was with...
Image: What resembles a donut or the iris of an eye is actually a liquid cell illuminated from below. Part of the Chemo-Hydrodynamic Patterns and Instabilities (CHYPI) experiment that recently flew on... the 73rd ESA parabolic flight campaign, this cell has a lot to offer the chemical solutions industry. Researchers behind CHYPI are seeking to validate a theoretical model, developed by Anne De Wit and her team at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, to control the formation of new chemical products. To do this, they needed to understand the flow reactions of chemical liquids in gravity and microgravity conditions, so they took to the skies for an extraordinary parabolic flight campaign that was adjusted to covid-19 safety measures. The science team from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and...
The Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine candidate is 95% effective, according to the final results of its Phase 3 trial. The efficacy estimate is even better than the 90% estimate the two... companies offered a few weeks ago, based on interim data. Pfizer and BioNTech say the vaccine has no major side effects and they will seek regulatory approval within days. Pfizer and BioNTech announced a few days ago that the coronavirus vaccine candidate they tested for weeks had an efficacy rate of about 90%, according to interim data from the Phase 3 trial. That figure was a lot better than expectations and quite a pleasant surprise of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if the final results were to drop below 90%, that was a great starting point, suggesting that a vaccine can indeed prevent infection and...
In media appearances and social media posts this past week, Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, spread debunked claims of barred poll workers and a voting software company.
Grab these mini tablets for less with big discounts at Amazon and Walmart.
We got Brexit, they also got broadband The Northern Ireland Executive has awarded a £165m contract to local infrastructure provider Fibrus Networks to expand gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband to... more than 78,500 rural homes and businesses....
This week we're joined by Emmy- and four-time James Beard Award-winning chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern, who talks with us about how to do Thanksgiving during this pandemic year... if you choose to do... it at all. Listen as Andrew lays out strategies for paring down your Thanksgiving meal, shares the safest ways to host...
Professional wrestler Sasha Banks has followed in the footsteps of Dwayne Johnson, Dave Bautista, and so many others, making her (small) screen debut in season two of The Mandalorian. But it wasn't... just her time in the ring that got her the gig. It was a plate of hot wings.
On November 30, Pokemon GO will start into an update series that’ll be the biggest since the game began. Starting on November 30, the game will change. Pokemon from the Kalos region are coming to... Pokemon GO, there’ll be “Seasons” – starting with the “Season of Celebration”. There’ll be so many feature updates, you’ll barely notice that you’re able to …
The very best Black Friday 2020 deals on laptop, desktop, and tablet PCs at BJ's Wholesale will be available starting as soon as Nov. 5.
Fortnite now supports in-game video chat on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 by using the Houseparty app.
Bitcoin, the world's most popular form of cryptocurrency, is surging in price. Prices on the digital currency hit above $18,000 before dropping again.
Archaeologists and volunteers from the National Park Authority and the University of Bournemouth carried out the excavations at the Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire.
JP Morgan believes that Apple's new cut on App Store fees for most developers is likely to have just a limited impact on Apple's finances, despite some headwinds on revenue and earnings-per-share.... Credit: Apple The program, announced Wednesday, cuts Apple's commission on in-app purchases to 15% (down from 30%) for developers making less than $1 million a year from the App Store. It launches on Jan. 1, 2021.
Meet Bella, a new challenger bank launching on November 30th. The company is trying to differentiate itself with two distinctive features. First, you can interact with the app using keywords and text... commands. Second, Bella is trying to build a community that helps each other to differentiate its product from soulless monolithic banking services. Let's […]
Even after going through setup, there are some key settings to change on your Xbox Series X or Series S before loading up any games.
Actress Kerry Washington has made an investment of undisclosed size in direct-to-consumer jewelry startup Aurate. This isn’t the first time Washington has gotten involved in startups -- she’s also... backed The Wing, Community and Byte. In fact, when we asked her about her dream investment at Disrupt in September, she hinted at a new deal that […]
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special will hit Apple TV+ from December 4, Apple announced on Wednesday. It will feature appearances from a variety of top stars. Furthermore, the soundtrack single... and video for Oh Santa! featuring Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson will become available on the same day. ‘Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special’ Arriving on Apple […]
In 2020, companies have been forced to try new technologies because of the pandemic. One company sees this tech staying for the long haul.
NASA analysis looked at how much of the greenhouse gas has been produced at 5,756 sites in 46 countries.
The Redmi Note 9S, which is the global variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro, is expected to receive the update later this month. What you need to know Xiaomi has started rolling out the stable Android... 11-based MIUI 12 update to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The update is currently available only for the Indian variant of the phone. Xiaomi is expected to release the stable Android 11 update for the global Redmi Note 9 Pro in the coming weeks. Xiaomi today began rolling out the stable Android 11 update to Redmi Note 9 Pro users in India (via Gadgets360). As is usually the case with major updates, it is currently limited to a small number of users. However, a broader rollout is likely to commence within the next few days. The Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, which are among the best cheap Android...
One founder is on a green card and already works there. The other founder is from India and is working on an H-1B at a large tech company. Can the H-1B co-founder lead this company?
Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today officially launched its latest app, E.gg, to a broader audience. The app, a freeform creation tool described as a “digital zine creator” and... “GIF collage bonanza,” was announced earlier this year, but was only onboarding users via a waitlist until now. Today, it’s available in the App […]
AeroGarden Farm Basic and PlayStation Plus (12 months) lead Wednesday's best deals.
Update: Responses from Epic and Spotify added below. Apple's App Store commission cut is a very clever way to reduce the antitrust pressure on the company, but it’s not a magic bullet. Early... responses suggest that both complaints and investigations will continue. Apple has reduced its commission from 30% to 15% for the overwhelming majority of developers - all those earning less than a million dollars a year in net revenue … more… The post App Store commission cut: antitrust complaints and investigations continue [U] appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Creating a great customer experience requires a lot of data from a variety of sources, and pulling that disparate data together has captured the attention of companies and big and small from... Salesforce and Adobe to Segment and Klaviyo. Today, Grouparoo, a new startup from three industry vets is the next company up with an […]
Sometimes less is more, especially for performance-focused esports players. Logitech's latest wireless gaming mouse, the G Pro X Superlight, is basically a slimmed down version of its last G Pro... mouse. But, like stripping a racing car of its extraneo...
Magnetic materials are ubiquitous in modern society, present in nearly all the technological devices we use every day. In particular, personal electronics like smartphones/watches, tablets, and... desktop computers all rely on magnetic material to store information. Information in modern devices is stored in long chains of 1's and 0's, in the binary number system used as the language of computers.
This is part of Apple's App Store Small Business Program, a new commission structure designed to support small and individual developers.
Companies are at greater risk due to phishing attacks, password sharing, and unsecured personal devices, says SailPoint.
Logitech G today is revealing a new model of its Pro Wireless gaming mouse, announcing the the Pro X Superlight. As the name suggests, the Pro X Superlight is lighter than its predecessor, with... Logitech saying that the mouse weighs less than 63 grams. That’s enough for a 25% weigh reduction over the Pro Wireless, which is a fairly light …
A false rumor about Scytl, an election tech provider, is making the rounds on right-wing social media.
A false rumor about Scytl, an election tech provider, is making the rounds on right-wing social media.
Amazon's early Black Friday 2020 deals have arrived... and they're off the charts! On Wednesday, we've rounded up all the very best ones we could find. Highlights include the first discount in months... on FDA-authorized AccuMed KN95 headband masks and AccuMed KN95 earloop masks that NIOSH says work as well as 3M N95 masks, more than half off Powecom KN95 masks that are also on the FDA EUA list, shockingly low prices on Purell hand sanitizer pump bottles that are still impossible to find in stores, Lysol spray at the least inflated price per can that we've seen in months, a massive $50 discount on AirPods Pro plus up to $40 off other AirPods models, insanely popular TP-Link Kasa smart plugs for just $6.75 each, up to $200 off Roku smart TVs, up to $302 off Sony 4K smart TVs, up to an insane...
Headlines about safe and effective covid-19 vaccines seem simple, but the truth is that the trials tell us far less than we assume about who will benefit from a vaccine
Did you know you can send iMessage effects by using only your voice? Thanks to the Voice Control accessibility feature, you can not only control every aspect of your iPhone or iPad hands-free, you can... also send those fun iMessage screen effects without touching your device too. Apple’s iOS and iPadOS both offer a ton ...
Fast-food chains have been doing what they can in recent years to health-ify their menus. For better or worse, burgers, fries, fried chicken, roast beef sandwiches, and the like will never go out of... style--this is America, after all--but consumers are increasingly gravitating towards healthier options. One of those options is plant-based foods, and not […]
Pixelmator Pro 2.0 for macOS is out with an all-new design and support for Apple Silicon. The newest release also features a simplified Effects Browser, a new Workspaces feature, and more. Apple’s... new M1 chip is off to a terrific start, posting impressive benchmark scores and blowing reviewers away with its performance. It is also […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Adam is smitten by Sideshow Collectible’s life-size replica of The Child (aka Baby Yoda), and makes the figure even more awesome by modifying it to add posable arms and applying more weathering to... the cloak! Follow along this deconstruction of collectible manufacturing and paint application. This project also allows Adam to test Iwata’s dual action […] The post Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Baby Yoda Mod and Repaint! appeared first on Tested.
Best answer: Yes, Among Us is 100% free on mobile. However, you'll have to share your personal data with Innersloth. On PC: Among Us ($5 on Steam) On your Android: Among Us (Free download on Play... Store) On your iPhone: Among Us (Free download on Apple Store) Play on mobile easily: Razer Raiju Mobile ($85 at Amazon) Free stuff is good stuff in Among Us The success of Among Us is unheard of -- how could a game from 2018 be one of the best Android games of 2020? Since going viral this past summer, Among Us has become a hit with casual gamers and diehards alike, thanks to how easy it is to pick up and play. Similar to board games like Mafia, the social deduction game tasks players with completing tasks around the map, while the Imposter lurks among them, plotting to kill. The crew must work...
For the first time in my life, I've finally decided to take advantage of Apple's trade-in program. Yes, I know you can get a better deal if you use one of the many different services out there to sell... your iPhone to a third party. The problem is that my iPhone X's battery is complete trash, and any sites I'd think to...
Almost 30 years ago, the computer puzzle game Myst, well, mystified players around the world, leading to a slew of follow-ups. If you fell in love with Myst back in 1993 and want to feel like you're... really part of that strange, haunting world, it's coming to VR very soon. Facebook announced Wednesday that a remake of Myst is coming to Oculus headsets on Dec. 10. Supposedly built with VR in mind, this version of Myst will let players solve all of the original game's inscrutable puzzles to unravel the mysteries of its iconic island setting in VR — instead of on a low-res early 90s CRT monitor.
Common antivirus systems frequently miss Cobalt Strike, a stealthy threat emulation toolkit admired by red teams and attackers alike.
No, 'naruto,' 'yugioh,' and 'pokemon' are not good passwords.
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Have you setup your own network-attached storage device yet? It might seem daunting at first, but wouldn't you love some personal cloud storage at home that you and your family can access from... basically any device on your network? The QNAP TS-431K-US 4-bay personal cloud NAS might be your ticket in, and right now it's on sale for $219 at Newegg when you use the code 2BFSTNW347 in your cart. You'll need a Newegg login to use the code. This is a limited-time sale that will only last through the weekend. The device normally sells for around $279 and you can find it going for that price at other retailers like Amazon. That's actually its lowest price on Amazon since it was selling for as high as $319 before October. This QNAP network-attached storage device is quite similar to a device we...
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastating tech overuse in teens. Here's why -- and tips for changes that will help prevent depression and anxiety.
One of the best spots to look for life, NASA is slated to explore Jupiter's moon Europa in the next 10 years. A new study, however, notes the water plumes that are erupting from the celestial... satellite could shed new light on cryovolcanic eruptions across icy bodies throughout the solar system.
If you like oral hygiene as much as you like saving money, well, you're in luck - Oral-B's Black Friday savings have landed, which includes the company's
Crossovers and SUVs may be sweeping new vehicle sales, but that doesn’t mean enthusiast cars are going anywhere, something the 2022 Subaru BRZ is eager to remind us of. Revealed today, the new... version of the popular and affordable sports coupe gets a thorough reworking, with more power and improvements in handling, styling, and cabin accommodations. It’s been eight years …
Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday announced the general availability of AWS Network Firewall, a managed security service designed to help customers protect their virtual networks.
Ready to relive your childhood? We'll show you how to get Disney+, go over subscription options, and give you a list of the different devices you can use.
Veritas research finds data protection strategies are not keeping pace with the complexity of the attacks enterprises are facing.
The Boeing 737 Max aircraft has been approved to fly again by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, according to a press release by Boeing and a statement from the FAA. The 737 Max was the model... of plane that crashed in 2018, killing 189 in Indonesia, and again in 2019, killing 157 in Ethiopia. The aircraft was...
OnePlus came out with a number of solid Android handsets this year and many of them are on sale now that the company's Black Friday deals are available. But the best deal comes not directly from... OnePlus but from B&H Photo, which has the OnePlus 8...
In a new interview with Om Malik, Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi, marketing chief Greg Joswiak, and chipmaking chief Johny Srouji discussed the motivations behind Apple Silicon,... how Apple is able to differentiate itself from its competitors, and why chip specifications are becoming irrelevant. Joswiak explained that Apple Silicon represents the completion of Steve Jobs' vision to make "the whole widget" for the Mac: Steve used to say that we make the whole widget. We've been making the whole widget for all of our products, from the iPhone, to the iPads, to the watch. This was the final element to making the whole widget on the Mac. When asked about how Apple views the technical specifications of its custom silicon, Srouji remarked, "It's not about the gigahertz...
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Users took to social media to complain about slow systems with one report pointing to an OCSP responder as the culprit.
Boeing's 737 Max is one large step closer to returning to American skies after being grounded for over a year and a half. The FAA has issued an order effectively clearing the 737 Max's return to... service once airlines follow key procedures. They'll ha...
The final efficacy analysis of its late-stage trial suggest Pfizer and BioNtech's vaccine is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19.
The massive early Black Friday 2020 sale at Amazon has begun, and there are so many incredible deals on smart TVs from every leading brand. You'll find Sony 4K TVs from $448, Samsung 4K TVs as low as... $598, and sizes go all the way up to a colossal 85 inches with discounts up to $1,002. Want to spend as little as possible? There are multiple best-selling Fire TV Edition televisions on sale with prices that somehow start at just $79.99. Drop whatever you're doing right now and head over to Amazon's huge early Black Friday 2020 sale that just kicked off because you'll find some truly jaw-dropping deals on smart TVs from all the top brands including Sony, Samsung, and LG. Examples include hot new-for-2020 Samsung QLED 4K TVs starting at $597.98, Sony 4K smart TVs starting at just $448, and a...
This 50-inch Samsung 4K TV is just $330 right now at Best Buy for Black Friday.
We all say we're going to learn that second language, but something always gets in the way. Now we can hardly leave our houses, so it's even harder to get the immersion that helps a new language... stick. But that's no excuse, thanks to apps like Babbel. With this half-off deal on a lifetime subscription […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Get started right while slaying demons. Demon's Souls for the PS5 is now available and it's one of the best PS5 launch games around. With so many players trying it out for the first time, we've put... together a helpful list of tips and tricks if you've jumped in with no knowledge of the game. We're not going to go too far in-depth here or spoil big surprises and bosses. This is simply meant as a primer guide to get you started if you've never played Demon's Souls before, or even a similar title like Dark Souls. Demon's Souls tips and tricks How to level up One of the most important ways of improving your character is through leveling up. After acquiring some souls you can improve a particular attribute. You can't just do it immediately once you've started though. First, you need to complete...
Telling humans apart and following them as they move in their surrounding environment could be two highly valuable skills for service robots. In fact, when combined, these two capabilities would allow... robots to follow specific people as they are interacting with them or offering their assistance.
This year has been full of sacrifices and impossible choices, but it's not quite done with us yet. If you have kids who are away at college, you may now be facing the pandemic's latest conundrum: Do... you have them come home and risk everybody infecting each other, or do you tell them to stay put and ride out the...
Aaron Driver is teaming up with Ariana Greenblatt for a new sci-fi thriller. Bruce Campbell returns to horror with a new Black Friday themed adventure. Charmed is introducing a new trans character.... Plus, familiar foes confirmed for Stargirl's return, and what's to come on His Dark Materials. Spoilers, away!
Pixelmator Pro 2.0 is available to download on Wednesday, one day earlier than initially planned. It fully supports M1 Macs and has been redesigned to fit the macOS Big Sur design language. Pixelmator... Pro 2.0 The team says there was an issue with M1 Mac support in the beginning: The reason we're dropping the update […]
An analysis by a senior IBM exec suggests that Apple’s move to M1 chips will save the company around $2.5B this year, with far larger savings to come as Apple transitions its entire Mac lineup to... its own silicon. The analysis is admittedly based on a series of estimates, and likely inaccurate, but the overall picture it paints seems plausible … more… The post Apple’s move to M1 chips will save $2.5B this year, estimates IBM exec appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Apple is slashing the cut it takes on App Store sales, with most developers set to see the Cupertino firm taking just half the proceeds from digital goods and services from the start of 2021. The App... Store Small Business Program launches on January 1, and will see Apple trim its commission to 15-percent, assuming developers are earning less than …
Once a vaccine is approved, the race is on to overcome the biggest logistics challenge in history to distribute it around the globe - and end the pandemic
President Trump claimed that there was "large scale voter discrepancy" in Clark County, Nev. A review of votes there showed the contrary.
Apple is to slash the commission it takes from small businesses selling programs on its App Store, the company said Wednesday, but the tech giant will still take a 30 percent cut from major... developers.
Palo Alto's 5G security approach includes containerization and secure network slices, as well as real-time correlation of threats against users and devices.
Now that 5G smartphones like the iPhone 12 line are in the hands of customers, questions like "Will I get 5G coverage?" and "Do I need a new 5G SIM card?" are on everyones' minds. 5G SIM Cards... T-Mobile has been sending texts to customers to remind them to get a new SIM card. The […]
Amazon has announced a Project Red version of its nearly-new 4th generation Amazon Echo smart speaker. It's certainly striking in appearance. Amazon will
Startups that take time to scale before going public or getting acquired can represent big, if long-term, returns for employees that hold equity in them. Big, because tech companies have proven to be... some of the most valuable in the world when it comes to exits; long-term, because it might take years for a startup […]
This tech gadget gift guide will impress the techy in your life.
With a five-processor core, "Pigasus" delivers the same performance as a system with between 100 and 700 cores, according to a team from Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastating tech overuse in teens. Here's why -- and tips for changes that will help prevent depression and anxiety.
Cannabidiol (CBD) oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting the growth of certain cancer cells compared to pure CBD, according to researchers. The results of their recent study indicate that... future research into the clinical applications of cannabinoids should include an analysis of whether the pure cannabinoid compound or intact plant material is more effective at achieving the therapeutic effect.
The new version of Chrome is likely to run a lot more efficiently than the x86 version on ARM-based Macs. What you need to know Google will soon release an optimized version of its Chrome browser for... Apple's new ARM-powered Macs. The optimized version of Chrome began rolling out on Tuesday, but the rollout was paused due to a bug. A fix has already been identified, so it shouldn't take long for the rollout to resume. Apple's new ARM-powered MacBooks are now on sale, but there are still a ton of popular apps that are yet to be optimized for the M1 chipset. Google began rolling out an optimized version of its Chrome browser for the ARM-powered MacBooks on Tuesday, but the rollout was paused due to a bug (via The Verge). According to Mark Chang, a Chrome product manager, the rollout will soon...
Since launching four years ago, hitting level 40 in Pokémon GO meant hitting the top. You could still keep catching Pokémon and gathering XP, of course -- but that shiny level badge wasn’t going... up any higher. That’ll change later this month with an update that bumps the cap to 50, introduces new Pokémon, and […]
Update, November 18th: You can now download the new Pixelmator Pro update from the App Store, with an updated design for Big Sur and performance optimizations targeting M1 Macs. The Pixelmator team... today announced the next major version of Pixelmator Pro, version 2.0. The update will be available in about a week’s time on Thursday, November 19th. Pixelmator Pro 2.0 features an overhauled user interface with new layouts for the app’s toolbars and editor sidebars, including a dynamic Effects browser. There’s also drastically expanded customization options for the app’s interface, so you can tweak the chrome just the way you like. This update also brings support for macOS Big Sur and the new M1-powered MacBooks and Mac mini. more… The post Pixelmator Pro 2.0 launching next week with...
build.security, an Israel-based company that has been developing an authorization policy management platform, emerged from stealth mode on Wednesday with $6 million in seed funding.
Former Yahoo CEO and early Google employee Marissa Mayer’s startup Lumi Labs is today rebranding to Sunshine and releasing its first official product. Its new app, Sunshine Contacts, aims to be a... better tool for organizing, updating and sharing contact information with others. In time, the company envisions a portfolio of consumer-facing applications that simplify […]
On the heels of Hopin’s $125 million funding round, a newcomer in the virtual events space is gaining steam. Welcome, led by co-founder and CEO Roberto Ortiz, is positioning itself as the “Ritz... Carlton for virtual events,” Ortiz told me. Today, it’s announcing a $12 million Series A round led by Kleiner Perkins with participation […]
Bay Area-based Rapid Robotics today announced it has raised $5.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Greycroft and Bee Partners. The announcement comes during what has been a solid several... months for robotics funding, and more and more companies are looking to automate workforces as the COVID-19 pandemic has ground a lot […]
Build.security, a Tel Aviv and Sunnyvale-based startup that aims to make it easier for developers to bake authorization policy management right into their applications, today announced a $6 million... seed funding round led by cybersecurity-centric firm YL Ventures. CrowdStrike CEO and co-founder George Kurtz also participated in this round, in addition to former Zscaler CISO […]
For the past few years, retailers have been opening stores earlier and earlier to capture Black Friday sales ahead of time, but this year things are looking a bit different. Instead of opening their... doors for Black Friday deals on Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), a lot of the retailers will be closed for the day. We are just about a week away from Thankgiving and Black Friday, so we have a better picture of how things will shake out this year and what the plans are for a bunch of different retailers. We've seen final ads from Walmart, Amazon Black Friday Week plans and so much more in just the past few days. What stores are closed on Thanksgiving? Barnes and Noble Bath & Body Works Bed Bath & Beyond Belk Best Buy BJ's Wholesale Club Bloomingdales Boscov's Costco Crate & Barrel...
After years of focusing on mid-range video cards, AMD is making another play for powerhouse hardware with its new Radeon RX 6000 line. Last year's Radeon VII was a notable attempt to stay relevant in... the high end market, but it never made much sense...
The term ‘DevOps’ has been rendered meaningless and developers still don’t have access to the right tools to put the overall idea into practice, the team behind DevOps startup OpsLevel argues.... The company, which was co-founded by John Laban and Kenneth Rose, two of PagerDuty’s earliest employees, today announced that it has raised a $5 […]
The latest coronavirus update for the US shows an outbreak that, depressingly, keeps getting worse -- with a 30% growth in the country's seven day average of new COVID-19 cases as of Monday, compared... to the previous seven-day period. During a recent public event, the White House health advisor made the comment that Americans should just do what they're told right now in order for the country to get a better handle on the coronavirus pandemic. Naturally, that comment has drawn the ire of conservatives. The latest coronavirus update offers a truly depressing window into the pandemic, showing that the health crisis continues to worsen in the US. According to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, for example, the seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in the US topped 150,000 for...
Skipping travel this year to stop the spread of Covid-19? Here's how to digitally reimagine the holiday, from meal prep to after-dinner activities.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary of creating plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom as well as DxO PhotoLab, Nik Software has announced Version 3.3 which includes a pack of 25 new presets for... Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro. The new presets included in the Nik Collection 3 focus on five photography genres: […]
Cloudbolt, a Bethesda, MD startup that helps companies manage hybrid cloud environments, announced a $35 million Series B investment today. It was split between $15 million in equity investment and... $20 Million in debt. Insight Partners provided the equity side of the equation, while Hercules Capital and Bridge Bank supplied the venture debt. The company […]
Tech tackles two things: 'Aggregate statistics to improve an application, maintain the privacy of the people' The Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) has a plan to allow companies to collect... information about how people are using their products while protecting the privacy of those generating the data....
Astroscale plans to launch the first commercial active debris removal mission, End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration in March on a Soyuz rocket operated by GK Launch Services from Baikonur... Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. SpaceNews
Apple’s fancy new MagSafe Duo charger delivers less power than the more affordable MagSafe puck, despite its $129 price tag. Its charging power can be increased -- if you cough up more for a beefier... charging adapter -- but even then, the MagSafe Duo is unable to match the solo MagSafe in charging speeds. The new […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Instana, which supports multiple containers and monitoring technologies, will be integrated with IBM's Watson AIOps platform.
While Amazon includes more than 500,000 different apps, there are times where you will want to sideload apps on your Amazon Fire TV. Whether it's because the app isn't available or you're a developer... working on an app for yourself, it's surprisingly both easy and complex to get an app sideloaded on your Amazon Fire TV. Products used in this guide Great for everyone: Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite ($30 at Amazon) Middle of the road: Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) ($40 at Amazon) All the power: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K ($50 at Amazon) The app you need: Apps2Fire (Free w/ ads at Google Play) What to do before being able to sideload apps on your Fire TV Amazon Fire TV's lineup has some of the best streaming devices on the market, but the truth is there are some apps that just aren't available for...
The new on-campus establishment will help students learn about the future of doing business in a digital-first world.
51% of hiring managers plan to engage independent talent this year to fill in key gaps and here are the most valuable skills to have to be contracted quickly.
Using an amateur 0.14-m aperture telescope, astronomers have observed a nearby spiral galaxy known as M63 (or NGC 5055). The observations identified the presence of five faint dwarf galaxies around... M63 and allowed the researchers to determine their basic parameters. The finding is reported in a paper published November 10 on arXiv.org.
Everyone could use a break right now. These picks will bring peace to the mind, body, and home.
The Tamron 70-300mm F4.5.6-3 Di III RXD for E-mount provides similar coverage to Sony's own 70-300mm lens, but at a fraction of the price. Is this another winner from Tamron? Watch our review to learn... more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Intro Size and design Aperture and AF speed Chromatic aberration Sharpness vs. Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Bokeh Who's it for? Creepy street technique Sample gallery for this episode
Coronavirus has shut down restaurant dining and broken my heart. I pretty much abandoned onsite eating last spring, and I'm not sure when I'll feel comfortable enough to return. I especially miss my... favorite Indian and Ethiopian spots. They were more than places to eat--they let me travel, if only for the time of the...
The tracker-blocking company will soon launch a privacy-friendly desktop browser as well.
The city council unanimously voted to pass one of the strongest privacy regulations in the country after a campaign against 'smart streetlights'
A worthy RTX 3080 competitor for gaming
Popular image editor app Pixelmator Pro has released version 2.0 ahead of schedule, bringing an all-new design for macOS Big Sur and native support for Macs powered by Apple's new M1 chip. The new... design features a simplified Effects Browser that makes it easier to find and apply effects, and new compact layouts for the sidebars and presets. There's also a new Workspaces feature that lets users customize the look of Pixelmator, with presets optimized for photo editing, design, illustration, and painting. With native support for Apple's new M1-powered Macs, Pixelmator Pro 2.0 takes advantage of the chip's 16-core Neural Engine for accelerated machine learning. This allows for features like Super Resolution, which intelligently increases the resolution of images while preserving details, to...
The former Yahoo CEO wants to build a better address book on your phone. Does anyone want it?
Pokémon Go will add seasons, a new level cap, and pokémon from the series's Kalos region as part of its biggest update to date, Niantic announced today. The "Go Beyond" update, releasing November... 30th, will allow trainers to advance to level 50, in addition to new content. Upcoming changes to the game include seasons -- three-month periods during which players will run into different pokémon and events. These will be tied to the season they take place in and span everything from eggs to Mega-Evolved pokémon. The game will also take into account which hemisphere players are located in to dictate summer vs. winter-themed finds, for example. The first, "Season of Celebration," kicks off December 1st and will feature several in-game events...
I was definitely excited when AMD announced all the specs and neat features of their 6000-series graphics cards at the end of October, albeit skeptical of what kind of ray tracing performance AMD's... latest GPUs would have. AMD was quiet about the ray tracing performance, and it could have been because its cards...
RDNA 2. The graphics architecture at the heart of AMD's kick-ass new Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards may sound like a simple iteration upon the original "RDNA" GPUs that came before it, but RDNA... 2--which also powers the next-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles--is much more than a mere refresh. Significant tweaking has resulted in a stunning 54-percent increase in power-per-watt over AMD's last-gen Radeon RX 5000 GPUs. Perhaps more notably, the Radeon RX introduces an innovative new "Infinity Cache" technology that reimagines how memory behaves in graphics cards. Oh, and ray tracing? AMD does that now, too.
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With the debut of the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, AMD is clearly on a roll. Mere weeks ago, the company's Ryzen 5000 processors seized the unquestionable performance lead from Intel--yes, even in... games--for the first time in over a decade. On Wednesday, it's the graphics division's turn to shine with these two Radeon RX 6000-series "Big Navi" graphics cards powered by AMD's new RDNA 2 architecture. Rival Nvidia has largely been competing against itself in the high-end GPU space for several years now. AMD's Vega offerings showed up disappointingly late and disappointingly underpowered in 2017, followed by (awesome) first-gen RDNA cards that sadly topped out with the midrange Radeon RX 5700 XT in 2019. The Radeon RX 6000-series ends Nvidia's streak.
A deepfake bot has been generating explicit, non-consensual images on the platform. The researchers who found it say their warnings have been ignored.
70-300mm zooms are incredibly popular, particularly for travel. How does Tamron's newest model compare? Check out our sample gallery to judge sharpness, bokeh and pincushion distortion for yourself.... View the Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 sample gallery
Amazon has announced that its Alexa Routines offering has expanded to include Fire TV devices.That will make it easier for your to automate a wider range
Tesla adjusts warranty to cater for over 12,000 complaints about eMMC memory problems.
During the pandemic, IT leaders were brilliant decision-makers. That's according to a new survey of IT leaders.
Swedish designer speaker brand Transparent has revealed its latest creation - the Light Speaker. As well as being able to play your tunes over Bluetooth,
Amazon has a batch of discounts on the previous generation MacBook Air, which debuted earlier in 2020. Deals start at $849.99 for the 256GB MacBook Air, down from $999.99. Note: MacRumors is an... affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You can get this sale in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray, although for the latter two color options you won't see the sale price until you head to the checkout screen. Shoppers should note that this is the best price we've ever tracked for this model of the MacBook Air. $149 OFF 256GB MacBook Air for $849.99 Secondly, the 512GB MacBook Air is on sale for $1,049.99 in Gold and Space Gray, down from $1,299.00. Again, you'll need to head to the checkout screen to...
Following yesterday’s big Disney movie sale, Apple’s iTunes storefront is back with a fresh batch of deals today. Apple is now offering a number of five for $15 movie bundles across a variety of... genres. This is a great way to add multiple films to your collection for just $3 each, saving a nice chunk of change in the process. You’ll find all of our top picks down below. more… The post Apple drops new five for $15 movie bundle sale across various genres appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Scientists from St. Petersburg University working with colleagues from other research institutions in Russia have studied the mineralogy of scoria cones and lava flows of fumaroles in Kamchatka. The... objects were formed after a pair of major eruptions of the Tolbachik Volcano in 1975 through 1976 and 2012 through 2013. The area is considered unique for mineralogical diversity. Over recent …
The Jabra Elite 85t earbuds are the next evolution in Jabra's earbud lineup with powerful active noise-cancellation capability with a focus on high-quality calling. They aren't optimized for workouts... and are best for commuters, travelers, and remote workers who find over or on the ear headphones uncomfortable.
Just in case you hadn’t heard, or are annoyed that folks aren’t writing about it: Bitcoin is rallying, up around 16% in the last week to a value of a little more than $18,000 as of this morning.... Here’s a chart of its recent gains, via YCharts (note, it’s a tiny bit behind, so use […]
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Chatting with the AC forums. Ever since the Pixel 4a was first released back in August, it's been one of the phones we've recommended the most. Between its excellent camera, good performance, and low... price, the Pixel 4a delivers a value proposition that's better than just about anything else out there. We recently crowned the Pixel 4a as the Best Android Phone Value during our Best of 2020 awards, and around that same time, Google gave the phone a little boost in interest by launching the new Barely Blue color for it. Seeing as how the 4a's bland design is one of our least favorite things about the phone, now being able to get it in a more interesting paint job is really appealing. In the AC forums, some of our members are already sharing their interest in it. anthonium 11-16-2020 02:32 PM...
This deal of the day drops Huawei's newest earbuds to their best price yet. It seems everyone wants in on true wireless earbuds these days, and while Huawei has had its fair share of dramas with its... handsets, the same can't be said of the FreeBuds Pro. This set of wireless AirPods alternatives for Android users is surprisingly good, and in this early Black Friday deal at Amazon UK you can snag them for the best price yet. Huawei FreeBuds Pro £130 at Amazon UK Packing great sound, superb battery life and active noise cancellation, this deal is the perfect time to grab the FreeBuds Pro at their best price yet. With up to 30 hours of battery life from a single charge of the case, active noise cancellation, multiple device support and a striking design with a comfortable fit, there truly is a...
The reviews are in, and Apple's new M1 chip is everything that it promised to be. So, what happens next?
Almost all the professionals who responded to a survey from BitGlass were concerned about the security of their public cloud apps and data.
Watching TV and playing video games with your loved ones is fun, but it's good to get away from the screen every once in a while. Board games are a great way to spend time with friends and family away... from the trappings of technology. And no worries...
Cybereason Nocturnus security researchers have identified an active campaign focused on the users of a large e-commerce platform in Latin America.
Relay+ aims to take down walkie-talkies, but mixed execution holds it back. When I began my Relay+ review, I had a few ideas of how these simple communicators could fit into the average person's life... and what it could be in the bigger picture. With seemingly everything in the world becoming more complex, especially these days, taking a simplistic approach towards keeping in touch had its draw to me. The Relay+ is the updated version of the Relay that was focused as more of a family communicator for kids. The new model is geared towards businesses, though it works just as well for families as the first model, as a replacement for the tried and true walkie talkie. As a cellular and Wi-Fi connected device with GPS in tow, the Realy+ already has a leg-up on the push button radio. In my time...
Hot air? World-beating? Well, billions of the funding had already been committed earlier this year The UK government has launched a £12bn green spending strategy which includes measures to boost... flagging nuclear investment and the development of hydrogen as an alternative fuel....
AccuMed KN95 face masks that are certified by NIOSH and authorized by the FDA for medical use are still the hottest deal with our readers, though rare discounts on Purell hand sanitizer and Purell... alcohol wipes aren't far behind. In addition to those awesome deals that anyone can take advantage of, there are also some exclusive sales that you need to know about with the holidays right around the corner. Amazon has a special "Just for Prime" page with surprisingly good deals that are for Prime members only. We still can't believe that AccuMed KN95 face masks are on sale for just $2.23 each. They're the only FDA-authorized KN95 masks on Amazon that come in black or pink in addition to white, and they're back in stock after having sold out recently. NIOSH tested them and found that these...
Many great, innovative product designs come out in November. For a good reason; it’s right before the holidays when everyone is looking for unique ideas and cutting-edge tech. And luckily, we’ve... seen some really cool new tech and gadgets come..
Over eight days of testing, 369 drone flights launched and landed at a rural test site outside Blacksburg. In a slice of airspace that covered less than a quarter of a mile, as many as 12 aircraft... were sometimes flying at once. These flights were dense by design, choreographed to answer a question that's increasingly crucial to drone integration: How can drones share the air without bumping shoulders?
Japanese startup Astroscale is aiming for March 2021 for a launch of its first-ever active orbital debris removal mission. This demonstration of its technology, which it hopes to use to help ensure... that low-Earth orbit becomes a sustainable environment for commercial activity as it becomes increasingly crowded thanks to the rapid pace of new spacecraft […]
Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images After months of mounting case counts and strained hospital capacity, the past two weeks have brought us some overdue good news in our struggle with the... coronavirus pandemic. Both Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna have announced unexpectedly promising results for their COVID-19 vaccine, which -- if they get the FDA's signoff -- could be ready for public use next year. For the first time since the pandemic began, it feels like we have a clear path to returning to everyday life. If they are authorized, getting those vaccines out to the general US public will require a huge federal effort, one that is already getting caught in the chaos of the outgoing Trump administration. Two weeks after Election Day, President Trump has yet to acknowledge that...
German tuning firm Mansory is expanding its lineup of modified Audis with its latest RSQ8. As expected from Mansory, the RSQ8 is given a full cosmetic upgrade with deep black paint, red racing... stripes, and a bevy of carbon-fiber kit. The standard Audi RS Q8 is mightily powerful, to begin with. It has a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 591 …
With the latest update to Chrome, Google has launched a new rounded square icon for the browser on macOS. However, it seems another icon redesign is on the way with Google teasing some potential icons... for Chrome to better match the design language of macOS Big Sur. more… The post Google Chrome showcases potential icon designs to better match macOS Big Sur appeared first on 9to5Mac.
People are still using very simple passwords, with many of them similar to the ones they used in 2019, according to NordPass.
Apple’s new Small Business Program represents a massive U-turn by the company, disguised as something far smaller. The company has been coming under antitrust fire around the world, with most of the... attention focused on the 30% commission it charges to developers. Apple has previously dismissed any suggestion that it should reduce this rate … more… The post Comment: Apple’s Small Business Program is a huge (and extremely clever) U-turn appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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Organisations are paying an average of $1m to cyber criminals to restore their networks after falling victim to ransomware.
Archaeologists recently discovered the skeleton of a medieval soldier and his weapons at the bottom of a lake, the first such find in Lithuania.
Arrival has gone from stealthy electric vehicle startup to prospective public company in a span of a year. The UK-based company, which operated in relative secrecy for several years until January when... it announced a $110 million investment from Hyundai and Kia, said Wednesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company CIIG […]
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and metastasis from the breast to other areas of the body is the leading cause of death in these patients. Detecting circulating tumor... cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream could help doctors find and treat metastases at an earlier stage, increasing chances of survival. Now, researchers have developed a method that could more sensitively detect CTCs within the complex environment of blood.
The results of a new study suggest that high-protein total diet replacements are a promising nutritional strategy to combat rising rates of obesity. In particular, the study provides further evidence... that diets with a higher proportion of protein might offer a metabolic advantage compared to a diet consisting of the same number of calories, but with a lower proportion of protein.
Food allergies cost billions of dollars and cause enormous suffering for people. Researchers are trying to remove the source of food allergies altogether -- troublesome proteins made by our favorite... crops.
Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a new study. The researchers said these potentially life-threatening... findings were more common in patients with hypertension and diabetes.
In a study of women aged 80 years and older, living in locations with higher exposures to air pollution was associated with increased depressive symptoms.
The Lumi is currently selling as a $299 bundle, which includes a carrying case and discounted subscription for extra content like songs and lessons. | Image: Roli Piano lessons for me as a child meant... sitting down every Tuesday at a shiny black Yamaha upright, looking up at shelves laden with tributes to my piano teacher's twin obsessions: busts of classical greats like Beethoven and Chopin, and copies of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, to which he contributed every year. I'd sit and play; he'd sit and criticize. And over the course of a torturous six-year education, my teacher, Mr Dyson, instilled in my grumpy teenage self a love of music I can never adequately thank him for. I did my grades, paid my dues, and I've played more or less ever since. All this is perhaps why the Lumi keyboard...
A survey of decision makers finds the importance of innovating will "increase significantly" over the next three years.
Oppo says its design for a flexible OLED doesn't crease like today's foldables, such as Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Do you love the look and feel of your iPhone and get a little disappointed when, moments after unboxing, you have to cloak its beauty with a bulky cover? Then you might want to consider a different... cover. Yes, you..
The latest version of 1Password comes with a new method to access the password manager on a Mac: Apple Watch Unlock. To open the app on the OS, you could either type in your password or use your... computer's Touch ID. Now, 1Password 7.7 also lets you a...
A few hours after launching to the International Space Station, the Crew-1 astronauts showed off their fifth crew member -- a small plush doll of "The Child" or "Baby Yoda."
This excerpt follows a high-growth period for Douyin, detailing how it gained around 200 million daily active users within a year via a loyal creator community, viral memes, algorithmic recommendation... and aggressive ad spending.
Profile of Blacktag, a new streaming service backed by CAA and other investors featuring content from Black creators.
We already knew there was a big trend towards remote working, and this has only been drastically accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the distractions of daily life can easily... impinge on the 'deep work' many need to get done when working on something important, like writing a book, or launching a […]
Here's why we need monoclonal antibodies to the coronavirus as well as a vaccine.
From its experience running Astra, DataStax is releasing a new open source distro of Cassandra that comes with tooling and dashboards that are preconfigured for running the platform in a cloud-native... K8s cluster.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Best of Android From $700 at Amazon Pros Fluid 120Hz AMOLED display Snapdragon 865 with 5G connectivity Same 12MP camera as regular S20 IP68 dust and water resistance 15W... wireless charging Three Android version updates Cons Polycarbonate back No 3.5mm headphone jack Thanks to outstanding hardware and great value, the Galaxy S20 FE is one of the best Android phones you can buy today. Samsung nailed the basics here, with the phone offering a 120Hz AMOLED panel, the same primary camera as the Galaxy S20, IP68 rating, wireless charging, and all-day battery life. iPhone 12 Best of iOS From $799 at Apple Pros Gorgeous OLED panel Fastest internal hardware available today One of the nicest iPhone designs ever Five years of guaranteed updates Excellent cameras MagSafe has tons...
If Assistant is your jam, then this mid-sized smart speaker is one of the best around.
Black Friday deals are upon us - and Samsung is offering a massive 32% off one of its massive 75-inch QLED tellies.Priced at $1,499.99 on the Samsung Store
The distributed ledger technology, which aims to provide enterprises with an open-sourced, scalable trust infrastructure for decentralized apps, officially launched Wednesday.
As usual, a lack of good data makes evaluating the risk of getting the virus on a flight hard to calculate. It's probably low. It's definitely not zero.
Can the app-based services survive once restaurants reopen and diners aren't sequestered in their homes?
Zoom hosts can now pause a meeting while they remove a disruptive participant, and a new web-scanning tool will seek out compromised meeting links.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the nation's top election security official, a widely respected member of his administration who had dared to refute the president's unsubstantiated claims of... electoral fraud and vouch for the integrity of the vote.
President Trump fired US cybersecurity chief over Twitter Tuesday, an act widely condemned within the cybersecurity community.
3M N95 masks can actually be found these days at a few online retailers, including Amazon, but prices are severely gouged. That's not the only reason you should avoid them: The US is running out of... N95 masks for healthcare workers. You should stock up on AccuMed KN95 masks and Powecom KN95 face masks instead. Those masks are the only KN95 masks on Amazon that are FDA-authorized, and they were certified by NIOSH to work just as well as 3M N95 masks. Everyone reading this undoubtedly knows that the coronavirus pandemic in the US has never been as bad as it is right now. It seemed unavoidable after schools reopened and restaurants began allowing indoor dining. People let down their guard, and now the COVID-19 outbreaks are uncontrollable across the entire US. To make matters even worse as our...
Mercedes-Benz is doing very well with electric vehicles, with the company bragging that it has sold a total of 45,000 EVs and plug-in-hybrids globally as of Q3 2020. It sold around 2500 EQC EVs in... September alone. The automaker has announced updates for the EQC 400 4Matic that should make it more popular with buyers. The update includes a new …
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Earlier this year, YouTube started adding "information panels" to videos and searches about COVID-19, directing viewers to authoritative sources in an attempt... to combat misinformation about the disease. Now, as work on a COVID-19 vaccine begins to show early results, the company is tweaking this panel to also link to info about vaccination. It's a small change to what is already a small intervention in the battle against online misinformation. For relevant videos, the panel will now prompt viewers to "learn about vaccine progress," linking to sources like the CDC and WHO. The panels have already begun appearing in searches and under videos in the US, reports CNET, and should be rolling out globally in the next couple of days. ...
Scientists have identified an old piece of the Pacific Ocean - the ancient remains of its long-ago seabed - extending hundreds of miles underneath China, as it is pulled downward into Earth's mantle... transition zone.
The JLab Audio epic air sport ANC true wireless earbuds have dropped to $49.99 today at Best Buy. This deal is part of Best Buy's deals of the day, which means the price is even more temporary than a... lot of the deals we've been seeing recently. The headphones normally sell for $100 at Best Buy, and you can find them going at that price at other retailers like Amazon and Target. This is a 50% off sale for some great sounding earbuds. The JLab Audio earbuds have a very long battery life, which is important for earbuds with both Bluetooth and active noise-cancelling. If you use both features, you'll still get plenty of time to listen to all the music you want to listen to. The earbuds will last for up to 11 hours when both are active. You can bump that to over 15 by not using the ANC. Either...
Is this turnaround plan working or is the COVID-struck biz world improving? Shares in London Stock Exchange-listed Micro Focus are up by almost 30 per cent this morning after sales declines seen... across the organisation slowed in the second half of its fiscal '20 ended 31 October....
Apple on Wednesday said it plans to start a programme to lower its App Store commissions for software developers who make $1-million or less in proceeds each year from the store.
Deals on Apple iPhone devices and Samsung Galaxy phones are going to be available pretty much everywhere this Black Friday, but it's likely to be a little harder to find a great deal on a OnePlus... device. You don't have to wait until the end of the month to save on one of the latest OnePlus phones, however, with this one-day deal at B&H offering $120 off the OnePlus 8T. It's down to $629 there in either lunar silver or aquamarine green which is the best direct price drop we've seen on it yet and you'll also score a free set of OnePlus Buds true wireless earbuds worth $79. You'll see the freebie in your cart. The deal is only available today and may well sell out before the day is out, so don't miss it. Our review of the OnePlus 8T smartphone gave it 4 stars and a Recommended badge. We said,...
The move also assumes significance as Apple has been aggressively expanding its presence in the Indian market that is home to a large developer base
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has reportedly banned the use of third-party facial recognition services including the controversial Clearview AI. Buzzfeed News reports that the ban was... enacted on November 13th after reporters showed officia...
It's the smallest difference in macOS Big Sur, but Safari's new start page may be the improvement you see all the time -- and that you can customize the most. Safari If you're someone who likes Safari... to start up with your own website already loaded, or your company's one, or a particular news site, you can carry right on. But if you're up for a change, or if you just never gave the start page a thought, the new improvements in macOS Big Sur are very appealing.
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has offloaded R6.3-million worth of the shares he holds in the JSE-listed telecommunications group, a regulatory filing on Wednesday showed.
Apple Silicon and the Macs it powers have finally landed. And they're making a big impression. We reviewed the new MacBook Air, with its new M1 chip, and it's fast, quiet and, well, just incredibly... impressive. What's unique for a Mac, however, regard...
The holidays are right around the corner with Black Friday and the biggest shopping days of the year are fast approaching. While the 2020 holiday season is going to feel vastly different, so are the... shopping trends. People are shopping earlier and purchasing more online. We at BGR Deals are always on the lookout for the best options and the latest gadgets to help our readers become top gift givers. We've compiled our favorites for this season, so that you can check off everybody on your gift giving list. Portal from Facebook Staying connected during the holidays has never been more difficult, which is why Portal by Facebook is such a fantastic gift this season. This allows for smart video calling with Amazon Alexa built in. There are multiple variations of the device, including Portal TV,...
This isn't the first time that "Zork" has been spotted online. What you need to know An upcoming Google Chromebook has surfaced on a Play Console listing. The Chromebook, codenamed Zork, will feature... an AMD Ryzen 3250C processor with Radeon Vega 3 GPU. It will also feature a Full HD display and 4GB of RAM. Earlier this year, a Google Chromebook with the codename "Zork" was spotted in several benchmark listings. While Google is yet to confirm the existence of the device, it has now been spotted on the Play Console by the folks over at 91Mobiles. According to the listing, the upcoming Chromebook from Google will feature a dual-core AMD Ryzen 3 3250C processor running at 3.5GHz, coupled with a Radeon Vega 4 GPU clocked at 1.2GHz and 4GB of RAM. The listing also reveals a 14-inch display with...
Odds are most people know someone who has significant amounts of debt and hide from phone calls and receive tons of junk mail from debt collectors looking for money. The US government has given debt... collectors a new method to go about trying to collect money in the US. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has cleared debt collectors in the …
Developers can expect to pay smaller commission rates if they earn less than $1 million.
Physicists have discovered a special kind of particle can exist around a pair of black holes in a similar way as an electron can exist around a pair of hydrogen atoms -- the first example of a... "gravitational molecule."
An epic photo shows the ESO's Very large Telescope firing four orange lasers at a distant star system.
These planets, including Earth, benefit from the star's warmth and light.
Two Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday (Nov. 18), and you can watch their six-hour excursion live online.
Amazon UK has chopped a chunk off the Google Pixel 4a which makes it even more of an epic buy. Black Friday isn't even here yet and the great deals continue to flow. Deal season is a perfect time to... grab a new Android phone since you can guarantee even some of the latest devices will see good discounts and that's exactly what we're looking at here with the Google Pixel 4a, one of the year's best phones. Normally it's an already reasonable £349, but right now you can save £30 by getting one from Amazon UK which makes it a truly epic buy. Google Pixel 4a | £319 at Amazon UK £319 at Amazon UK You won't get a better camera phone for this money and with the latest updates fresh from Google, the Pixel 4a is an absolute gem and now at an even better price. In our review of the Pixel 4a we...
Will we get to see what happened to the crew of the crashed spacecraft from the future?
The U.S. could see 2,000 Americans dying per day by Christmas if strict new mitigation strategies aren't adopted, according to warnings from doctors on the White House Coronavirus Task Force and a new... report from CBS News. The alarming news comes as the U.S. reports 1,565 deaths from covid-19 on Tuesday alone, with...
Apple announced a new App Store Small Business Program on Wednesday. Launching January 1, 2021, It will slash App Store fees from 30 percent to 15 percent for many developers. Firms that earned $1... million or under in 2020 across all their apps will qualify for the program. Apple Launching App Store Small Business Program, […]
The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, a bill that aims to improve the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, passed the Senate on Tuesday and is heading to the White House for the president's... signature.
Threatens plenty of Zoom sessions in the days ahead... just as well they've updated security in recent weeks There's nothing quite like eating your own dog food, as Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido... Harding has learned after being instructed to self-isolate by the NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app overnight....
Apple’s MagSafe Duo wireless charger is listed on its website as coming soon at a cost of $129. That price doesn’t include a power adapter, and Apple has been recommending its 20W one, adding $19... to the price for a total of $148. That’s already pricy, but a quiet update to the product information reveals that, if you want it to charge at its fastest speed, it will cost even more … more… The post MagSafe Duo charger costs $180, not $129, to charge at full speed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
A new supercomputer was built in collaboration with researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that can outperform one of the fastest supercomputers in the United States by more... than 200 times. Cerebras showed that its single wafer-scale Cerebras CS-1 can solve a large, sparse, structured system of linear equations of the type used for modeling physical phenomena, such …
Drugmaker Pfizer has provided updated analysis around its COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial data, saying that in the final result of its analysis of the 44,000-participant trial, its COVID-19... vaccine candidate proved 95% percent effective. This is a better efficacy rate than Pfizer reported previously, when it announced a 90% effectiveness metric based on […]
Stratolaunch has started construction on a prototype of a Mach 6 vehicle designed to launch from the world's biggest airplane.
We tested the most popular juicers on the market today to find out if the juice is worth the squeeze.
If you're in the market for a massage gun, Theragun will be offering some sweet discounts on all its products from Nov. 20-Dec. 1.
Making a massive game like Call of Duty is normally no easy task. Doubly so in a pandemic while planning for next-gen console hardware.
Here's a look at how to spec the R1T on Rivian's configurator.
Cutting the cord in space will mean greater range and fewer charging malfunctions.
Can't we do any better than "123456"?
The configurator doesn't officially go live until Nov. 23, but we got a sneak peak.
If you're after a smart speaker for a desk or bedside table, the Dot with Clock is a no-brainer - but get the standard Dot if you don't need the
We're still doing this, huh?
University of Miami students accuse the campus police of using the software. Administrators deny it, but they had previously touted the capability.
Though it lacks a wow factor, the Elite 85t delivers richer sound with effective noise cancellation, improved voice calling and a wireless charging case.
The new HBO docuseries is an observational marvel, capturing New York and its residents in vulnerable, honest moments. It's also very funny.
This CD set contains every chart-topping song of the decade, and every other noise made on Planet Earth during those ten years.
The plot of America is beginning to look a lot like those time travel stories in which society is just one squashed butterfly away from fascism.
The round, which totals roughly $35 million, is led by Durable Capital Partners and General Atlantic. The language-learning app is on track to double its annual revenue in 2020 to as much as $200... million.
Have fun outside this socially-distanced winter with our favorite deals from Patagonia, Solo Stove, and more.
A new study suggests as early as September of last year, but some experts are skeptical.
The epidemiologist calls it "the best of times and the worst of times," as good news on vaccines and testing coincides with a terrifying rise in cases.
Reading Time: 3 minutes "I've been working on the relationship between humans and nature for a long time. It's difficult to make tangible; it's too big to understand" The post Louisiana van Onna and... the question of visualising the climate crisis appeared first on 1854 Photography.
Despite only being on sale for a handful of days, Apple's new 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM is already enjoying its first price cut. Amazon has slashed $50 off both the 256GB or 512GB Pro... models, bringing them down to $1,250 and $1,450 respecti...
Apple on Wednesday confirmed plans to cut App Store fees to just 15% for many of its developers. The lower rate, which comes into effect in January as part of the new App Store Small Business Program,... applies to those who earn less than $1 million a year in app revenue and in-app purchases. Many […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
The firewall solution is aimed at securing virtual networks and AWS workloads.
OnePlus is no stranger to offering up deals to its customers - since it now styles every Wednesday as 'OnePlus Day' - but the latest offering is perhaps
Google's initial attempt at building Chrome for Macs with Apple's new M1 chip has been crashing unexpectedly.
Mental health has taken a nosedive for many people this year — spurred by economic and political uncertainty, a Covid-19-fueled public health crisis, and being cooped up, among other things. In the... U.S., a startup is today announcing some funding to make it easier for those who need it to find help. Headway, which helps […]
The Jomise 4k dual dash cam is an affordable dash cam that is easy to configure and fairly unobtrusive in use.
Ahead of its December 4 premiere on Apple TV+, Apple has released a trailer for the new children's series "Stillwater," based on the Scholastic book series. Stillwater, the panda Apple has shared a... first trailer for the new Apple TV+ children's series, "Stillwater." The show, which premieres on Friday, December 4, is an animated show about two children who live next door to a wise panda.
Mozilla has released Firefox 83 on Mac, bringing new features and improvements, including a new S-Only Mode, pinch to zoom, and more. S-Only Mode is Mozilla's latest security feature that ensures... users establish fully secure connections to every website they visit. If a website doesn't support the S encrypted protocol, Firefox asks for user permission before connecting. Enabling S-Only Mode is done through the Preferences menu (the three lines icon in the top-right corner of the browser). Select Privacy & Security and scroll down to the section S-Only Mode. Then choose Enable S-Only Mode in all windows. A new pinch zooming feature also comes to Firefox on Mac. Users can now pinch to zoom using a trackpad to zoom in and out of webpages. Elsewhere, Picture-in-Picture now supports keyboard...
Mercedes-AMG is in the mood to break speed records. Most recently, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black became the fastest production car to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife, recording a time of 6:43.616... to complete the 12.8-mile track. Additionally, it completed the longer 12.944-mile racetrack at 6:48.047. Driven by German professional racing driver and long-time Mercedes-AMG factory driver Maro Engel, the Mercedes-AMG …
"Beginning today, connect with your friends in Fortnite like never before." What you need to know Epic Games has just announced new Houseparty integration for Fortnite. It means that players will be... able to video chat with their friends live whilst playing the game. Epic Games has announced that Fortnite now supports integration with Houseparty, enabling players to video chat with their friends live in-game. In a press release Wednesday the company stated: Beginning today, connect with your friends in Fortnite like never before. Whether you're enjoying the latest in-game event or chasing an elusive Victory Royale, the new integration with the Houseparty app brings revolutionary video chat technology so that you can video chat with friends while playing Fortnite. The new feature will be...
Apple has announced that it will cut the amount of commission it charges app developers as part of a new Small Business Program. Developers earning less than $1 million a year will now pay 15 percent... on all transactions, half the current rate of 30 p...
Watch the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite on ESA Web TV on Saturday 21 November from 17:45 CET (08:45 PST).
The outgoing chair of the House space subcommittee says she would be interested in taking a position in the incoming Biden administration involving space, including at NASA. SpaceNews
Black Friday is at its best when it sees the latest generation of gadgets available with discounts, and that's exactly what's happened for Google's latest
Although the single MagSafe Charger can provide wireless charging up to 15 watts, Apple now says that the MagSafe Duo cannot reach that rate, and is instead limited to either 11W or at most 14W,... depending on the power adapter used. Apple's forthcoming MagSafe Duo Charger Although the previously-announced MagSafe Duo Charger is listed on the Apple Store site, it remains shown only as coming soon. However, Apple has now updated the product information on the store's listing, and revealed that the device will charge at less than the regular MagSafe Charger.
A massive campaign is underway around the globe, with automotive, pharmaceutical and engineering entities top targets.
The new features enable parents to remotely change settings to block their kids from carrying out searches as well as prevent strangers from viewing their posts.
Plus: HPE plugs AMD Epyc chips into NASA lunar-journey super Astronomers have revived a decade-old idea that was abandoned by NASA: a 100-metre-wide liquid-mirror telescope on the Moon to study the... stars....
Epic acquired Houseparty way back in June of last year, following an absolutely massive $1.25 billion raise. It was clear why the Fortnite publisher would be interested in the social video app. After... all, Fortnite is one of the most social games around. Now, after several months of global quarantining, the deal is finally bearing […]
Apple today announced the launch of a new App Store Small Business Program that will see the Cupertino company lowering its App Store fees for small business owners and independent developers.... Starting on January 1, 2021, all developers who earn less than $1 million from the App Store will pay 15 percent in commission to Apple, down from the standard 30 percent. The 15 percent commission rate applies to paid app purchases, in-app purchases, and subscription fees, with the lowered rate benefitting most developers on the App Store. "Small businesses are the backbone of our global economy and the beating heart of innovation and opportunity in communities around the world. We're launching this program to help small business owners write the next chapter of creativity and prosperity...
Houseparty wants to change the way that people communicate while playing video games. The company, which offers a social video calling service on macOS, iOS, Android and Chrome, is now integrating... with Fortnite. That means you can chase down victorie...
It's hard to beat Google, but these apps are great options, too. Despite the news that the free ship has sailed, Google Photos remains one of the best, if not the best, photo backup solutions... available on Android. However, we understand if you'd like to jump to a different service, so we've collected some of the best apps to use to backup your precious photos and videos. Once you find something to suit your needs, be sure to head over to our best Android apps mega roundup, too. The top 3 apps 1. Amazon Photos 2. OneDrive 3. Dropbox More options Flickr Plex NAS solutions Synology Moments QNAP QuMagie WD My Cloud What are the best Google Photos alternatives? Google really nailed it with Photos, but there are alternatives out there, even if they might lack the same features or still cost...
Affordable 10Gbe NAS boxes such as Terramaster's $350 F2-422 are relatively new to the market, but they're a very welcome addition--at least for those with the network infrastructure to take... advantage. That can be 10Gbe or the increasingly affordable 2.5/5Gbps multi-gig. Depending on your network infrastructure, a box like the F2-422 can mean a lot more streams and considerably faster client backups. Our test unit even sported HDMI--contrary to the specs on the company's website. This review is part of TechHive's coverage of the best NAS boxes for media streaming and client backup, where you'll find reviews of competing products, plus a buyer's guide to the features you should consider when shopping for this type of product. Design and features The F2-422 is a two-bay box with quick-change...
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, Apple announced a reduction to its longstanding App Store commission rate, one of the most substantial changes to how iOS developers earn money in... the history of the iPhone maker's digital app marketplace, as part of a new program for small businesses. The new App Store Small Business Program, as it's called, will allow any developer who earns less than $1 million in annual sales per year from all of their apps to qualify for a reduced App Store cut of 15 percent, half of Apple's standard 30 percent fee, on all paid app revenue and in-app purchases. The company says the "vast majority" of iOS app developers should be able to access the program, but Apple declined to say what percentage of its more than 28 million...
Two recent books, by Robert Gates and Patrick Porter, present starkly different visions for the future of the United States' primacy in world affairs.
Soon, you'll be able to see your friends while you play Fortnite together online. Epic is adding a new video chat feature to the battle royale game, where players can see livefeeds of their friends... inside the game. It's launching today, though initially, the feature will only be available on PC, PS4, and PS5. The feature is powered by Houseparty, a chat app that Epic acquired last year. (Houseparty has powered Fortnite's cross-platform voice chat since last September.) In order to utilize it, you'll need to link your Epic and Houseparty accounts; after that's done, you can enable a "Fortnite mode" in the app. When this happens, you can create a party of friends, and their livefeeds will be displayed on the left-hand side of the screen as...
Arthur Sze joins Kevin Young to discuss "The Problem of Describing Trees," by Robert Hass, and his own poem "Vectors."
Apple's next-gen desktop operating system, macOS Big Sur, is now available for download. The new version, which came a little later than anticipated, is far from a radical overhaul. Instead, it... includes a number of small improvements and useful features, many of which bring the macOS experience closer to what it looks like on Apple's iPadOS. As always, some of the coolest features may not be the most obvious ones. Here's a list of our favorite tricks to make the Big Sur experience just a little bit nicer. Control center Need one-click access to a specific feature? Drag it to the menu bar. Image: apple
Lizzo hit whose title answers the lyric "Baby, how you feelin'?": ten letters.
Audiophiles approach the Bluesound Node 2i with suspicion. As a compact music server with built-in DAC that dares to serve up the highest quality music-streaming services, this thing seems almost, you... should pardon the expression, too cheap at $549 to perform all those tasks well. Serious digital-to-analog convertors alone can cost that much--or a whole lot more. But pinch me, the Node 2i is the real deal, and the best of the "affordable" high-fidelity internet music streamers I've tested in recent months. Laying out an airy, open soundstage (never cluttered or compressed), reveling in precision and finesse, music flows from this small package in a most graceful, personable fashion. And that well-rounded aura persists, no matter what your stylistic taste, from AC/DC to Jay Z, Ambient to...
Amid increased regulatory scrutiny over how it runs its App Store, Apple today announced it will reduce the App Store commissions for smaller businesses. Under the new guidelines of the “App Store... Small Business Program,” as it’s called, developers earning up to $1 million per year will only have to pay a 15% commission on […]
Add your own amp and speakers and you'll have a killer audio system on a reasonable budget.
Apple has announced a notable change to its App Store commission structure today. The company is launching the App Store Small Business Program, which will lower the App Store commission to 15% for... developers who earned up to $1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year. more… The post Apple cuts App Store commission rate to 15% for many developers with new Small Business Program appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Apple's changing its App Store guidelines amid criticism from developers and a lawsuit from Fortnite maker Epic Games over its commission practices.
From replacing the sky to correcting acne, Skylum Luminar is one of the most forward-thinking photo editors using artificial intelligence. Now, Skylum has re-packaged the biggest A.I. tools into a... single, straight-forward program. Using A.I.-based templates mixed with traditional editing tools, Luminar A.I. aims to both help photographers edit faster and help non-photographers complete advanced edits.
Leaving home doesn't have to leave you blind to visitors and guests arriving while you're not there. Today only, you can add a Ring Video Doorbell 2 to your door for just $69.99. Woot is offering the... smart home device in used condition at half the usual cost of a refurb model and $120 off the device's full cost for a brand new model. Each unit has been tested to ensure they are in full working order, though the used devices may exhibit some cosmetic blemishes. There's also a 90-day Woot warranty included with your purchase in case of any issues. With the Ring Video Doorbell 2, you can see, hear, and speak to visitors at your door by using an app on your phone, tablet, or computer. It's equipped with a camera that records in 1080p HD with infrared night vision so you can see what's going on...
An uncrewed vessel that can carry 540 tonnes of cargo and cruise at 65 kilometres per hour has just become the first robotic vessel to pass through the Panama Canal
The project uses audio recordings and AI to identify where a gun was fired from.
Analysis by cybersecurity researchers at Lookout says cyberattacks targeting mobile devices have more than doubled as hackers look to take advantage of remote workers.
Japan's Panasonic said Wednesday it has signed a partnership with two Norwegian firms to develop a "green battery" business targeting the European market, including for electric cars.
Google's preset "chimeras" show off the potential of AI-assisted drawing. | Image: Google To quote Google CEO Sundar Pichai: AI is "more profound than fire or electricity." To back up this claim with... incontrovertible evidence: here's an AI tool made by Google researchers that turns doodles into weird monsters. What could be more profound? It's certainly fun, anyway. The tool is called Chimera Painter and uses machine learning to generate imagery based on users' rough sketches. This sort of dynamic is becoming a relatively common one in machine learning. Nvidia has done it with landscapes before; MIT and IBM did it with buildings; and now Google is ... doing it with monsters. The team behind Chimera Painter explained their methods and motivations in a blog post, saying the idea was to...
The tourism and travel industry has been one of the hardest hit by the global Covid-19 health pandemic, and today a promising startup in the space announced some funding to help it weather the storm.... Berlin-based Tourlane, which has built a platform that mimics the role of an in-person travel agent to plan and book […]
The PlayStation 5 will finally launch in the UK tomorrow, Thursday 19 November, and Sony has created an amazing PR stunt in the nation's capital. It has
Samsung had discontinued software support for the two phones in late 2018. What you need to know Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 phones have started receiving a new software update. The update... adds a security-related stabilization code. It is currently rolling out to Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 users in South Korea, Europe, and Latin America. Samsung rolled out a new security update for the nearly five-year-old Galaxy Tab S2 tablet on Verizon earlier this month. According to a report from SamMobile, the company has now started rolling out a surprise new update for two of its best Android phones from 2015. The new update for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series phones reportedly brings a security-related stabilization code. Unlike the Galaxy Tab S2, however, the update doesn't bring...
Low-code and no-code platforms are multiplying, and the first to reap the technologies' benefits will be entrepreneurs with a good idea.
It might need a new angle since the government already has form for shafting the economy Not a month seemingly goes by without the release of yet another "independent" report commissioned by hard... pressed Huawei describing the business's importance to the UK economy....
The Chinese e-commerce group gave billionaire boss Richard Liu options to buy 2% stakes in its health and logistics units, an award that could enable him to accumulate holdings worth more than $1... billion.
Google has confirmed a number of Black Friday deals meaning discounts on a number of its Pixel phones - giving you the chance to save some money.Fortunately,
Google Chrome is today being updated to run natively on Apple Silicon. The newest version of the browser will be optimized for the M1 chip inside the new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. Apple... Silicon, like the A-series chips found inside iPhone and iPad, is based on Arm. It uses an entirely different […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Here are the best Black Friday deals at Kohl's as of Nov. 18: BEST AUDIO DEAL: Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones — save $70 and get $50 in Kohl's Cash BEST SMART HOME DEAL: Google Nest Mini (2nd... gen) — save $20 BEST SMARTWATCH DEAL: Fitbit Charge 4 — save $50 and get $20 in Kohl's Cash BEST KITCHEN DEAL: Keurig K-Duo Plus — save $30 and get $30 in Kohl's Cash BEST VACUUM DEAL: iRobot Roomba 677 — save $195 with code SAVE15 and get $50 in Kohl's Cash Kohl's is this year's Black Friday sleeper. Though the department store released its 2020 Black Friday ad preview a little later than usual — weeks after we got scans for Walmart and Dell, actually — it's managed to scrounge up some of the holiday season's top deals on headphones, smart home devices, Fitbits, kitchen...
The best Black Friday deals on robot vacuums you can shop now: OUR TOP PICK: iRobot Roomba s9+ — save $300.99 BEST FOR PET HAIR: iRobot Roomba 675 — save $30.99 BEST FOR VACUUMING AND MOPPING:... Shark VacMop Pro — save $130 No matter how long they've been around, robot vacuums are always hot items during holidays and big sales events. So, of course there are some stellar robot vacuum deals for Black Friday. While iRobot's Roomba is the vac with the most name recognition, it's not the only line of robot vacuums worth your attention. We've rounded up the best Black Friday deals on robot vacuums from iRobot, Shark, Ecovacs, and more.
TL;DR: Record your adventures with a FITT360 hands-free neckband camera for $489.99, a 18% savings as of Nov. 18. If you want to immortalize how you see the world without the burden of carrying a... camera, there's a wearable for that: the FITT360. This wearable 360-degree camera offers an unobtrusive way to record moments from a first-person point of view. It has three built-in FHD cameras to capture your environment and connects directly to the accompanying app, where you can stitch your footage together to create a masterpiece. Here it is in action: The FITT360 also boasts 64GB worth of built-in internal memory for continuous recording, which you can extend to up to 128GB with the external memory card slot. It lasts up to 70 minutes, too, thanks to its long-lasting 1920 mAh battery.
TL;DR: Become a cloud computing expert with the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner All-in-One bundle for $24.99, a 91% savings as of Nov. 18. With companies migrating to AWS in large numbers, the need... for cloud computing experts is growing. In other words, mastering AWS could make you a major competitor in the workforce in 2020. And since this AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Bundle is on sale for $25, there's never been a better time to get started. Packed with 25 hours of video content, 390 practice questions, and two e-books, this AWS training will prepare you to take on the actual AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam. And you can remain socially distanced on your couch to complete it.
The parachute system that will help deliver the Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover to Mars has completed the first full-scale high altitude drop test with redesigned elements following two unsuccessful... tests last year. Parachute extraction and deceleration proceeded as expected, the test vehicle landed safely and the test parachutes were recovered. However, some canopy damage occurred, pointing to the early inflation process for the focus of further improvements.
This soundbar slots into a position where its offering is somewhat unique: it kills two birds with one stone, boosting audio performance without
Currently, the global manufacturing hubs for laptops and tablets are limited to a handful of countries with China being the predominant supplier
Mozilla has launched a new security feature with Firefox 83 that can make sure you're always establishing secure connections to every website that you visit. When the new S-Only Mode is switched on,... the browser will automatically connect to the H...
Customer, employee, and shareholder information is potentially embroiled in the leak.
There could be up to £4m in it for the winner England's University of Manchester is casting the net for a tech integrator to help with its Oracle Financials upgrade in a project that could be worth... £4m to the winning bidder....
Many restaurants still rely on spreadsheets to track their inventory of produce, meat and other ingredients. But using manual methods often results in food wastage and higher costs. Malaysia-based... Food Market Hub is a cloud-based platform that connects food and beverage (F&B) outlets directly to suppliers, making it easier to communicate and manage orders. The […]
Minecraft may have pretty much conquered the whole world at this point, but as Fortnite's lengthy flirtation with Marvel is demonstrating, there's always
As the number of online devices surges and superfast 5G connections roll out, record numbers of companies are offering handsome rewards to ethical hackers who successfully attack their cybersecurity... systems.
The boom in demand for placing small satellites into orbit has boosted interest in small rockets, but industry players do not think the niche will become a business segment of its own.
Apple is facing the heat for a new feature in macOS Big Sur that allows many of its own apps to bypass firewalls and VPNs, thereby potentially allowing malware to exploit the same shortcoming to... access sensitive data stored on users' systems and transmit them to remote servers. The issue was first spotted last month by a Twitter user named Maxwell in a beta version of the operating system. "Some
The government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday presented a draft law that would impose major fines on companies that violate privacy law by misusing the personal data of their... customers.
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected on Wednesday to clear Boeing's 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jet for nearly two years due to a pair of crashes that killed 346 people.
True Balance, a South Korean startup which runs an eponymous financial services app aimed at tens of millions of users in small cities and towns in India, said on Wednesday it has raised $28 million... in a new financing round and expects to turn a profit next year. SoftBank Ventures Asia, Naver, BonAngels, Daesung Private […]
Nigeria based startup Autochek looks to bring the sales and servicing of cars in Africa online. The newly founded venture has closed a $3.4 million seed-round co-led by TLcom Capital and 4DX ventures... toward that aim. The raise comes fresh off of Autochek’s September acquisition of digital car sales marketplace Cheki in Nigeria and Ghana. […]
Vienna-based e-learning start-up GoStudent has increased the Series A round it raised earlier this year to €13.3 million, adding €5m this week, in a round led by Left Lane Capital and DN Capital.... To date it has raised a total of €16m. GoStudent operates a platform connecting students with teachers worldwide for individual and group […]
Join Deloitte and OutSystems to learn the nine essential steps Promo When the world kicks into gear post-COVID-19, are you going to be primed to leap into action, or will you be still reaching for the... reset button?...
Government has backed the development of new 'space hubs' across England, as well as funding to support projects in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A new material for wind blades that can be recycled could transform the wind industry, rendering renewable energy more sustainable than ever before while lowering costs in the process.
Oil droplets can be made to act like predators, chasing down other droplets that flee like prey. The behavior, which is controlled by chemical signaling produced by the droplets, mimics behavior seen... among living organisms but, until now, had not been recreated in synthetic systems. This tunable chemical system could potentially serve a model to help understand interactions in many-body systems such as schools of fish, bacterial colonies, or swarms of insects.
Ever since their introduction in late 2019, Apple's AirPods Pro have been a hot-ticket item. However, with a $250 sticker price, you can't really call them affordable. Luckily, the noise-cancelling... wireless earbuds have been subject to a mini price w...
Suspect left a trail of bubbles for agents to follow A man accused of stealing $35m from victims of a convoluted algorithm-based Ponzi scheme was collared by FBI agents after he tried to flee using a... submersible scooter in a frigid lake....
Naspers has agreed to invest R45-million for a stake in online learning platform The Student Hub, which helps TVET colleges overcome physical infrastructure constraints.
The revolutionary Zmirror all-in-one smart mirror eliminates the need for all other vanity desk products. Its superiority is defined in the high-quality Harman Kardon speakers often found in luxury... cars like BMWs and Range Rovers, but it doesn't stop there...
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Not to be outdone by manufacturers gunning to make the lightest gaming mouse out there (like the recent 66-gram SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless), Logitech's new G Pro X Superlight weighs less than 63... grams without the need for holes. Most other manufacturers are punching honeycomb-shaped hole patterns out of their mice to achieve lighter weights, while Logitech's latest is simple and smooth all over. In fact, it actually weighs about 63 grams, but if you remove the magnetic plate on the bottom that covers the USB wireless receiver, the weight goes down to 60 grams. The G Pro X Superlight will go on sale on December 3rd. The Superlight is a lighter version of Logitech's popular $130 G Pro Wireless, which weighs 80 grams -- and if you haven't...
You only need one device to disinfect your smartphone and your hands when you have the JUNG YU JUNG Zero smart sterilizer. This multiuse sterilizer disinfects smartphones with six UV-C LEDs. And its... stainless steel construction enhances its light reflectivity...
Keep your workspace nice and tidy with the NEAT modular & magnetic desk organizer. Its modular design connects magnetically to keep the organizing pieces in place on the tray. Additionally, made of... maple and walnut woods, this minimal desk gadget..
Are you a Legend of Zelda fan on the lookout for a super cool wireless charger? Well, you found it! It’s the Legend of Zelda Sheikah Runes Qi Wireless Fast Charger. This gadget delivers a whopping... 10 watts of power..
You haven’t seen workout equipment like the Velites Earth 2.0 jump rope fitness system before. This is more than a standard jump rope: it connects to the Velites app for a complete training setup... that’ll help you improve any objective...
The GRAY CYBER WATCH Apple Watch Series Case & Band is a great way to enhance your wearable tech. Designed to exude luxury, the cases are a work of art. In fact, they have detail and quality to make... your..
If you love having indoor plants but don’t have enough spare space in your home, the Chris Ference Elevated & Stackable Planters might be the answer. They’re designed with toothed bases to easily... slot into another so you can have..
The Runtasty Winner’s Running Hydration Belt has a dedicated compartment for your smartphone that lets you check your messages, take calls, track your run, and more. Made for more than your phone,... the Runtasty hydration belt also stores your other..
TechCentral reported on Tuesday that Pick n Pay was set to become the first mobile virtual network operator on MTN's network. The companies have now published details about the PnP Mobile initiative.
Good thing Rosetta 2's x64-to-ARM64 translation is all right because you may be using it a lot Mac hardware based on Apple's M1 chip has started showing up on early adopters' doorsteps, and the... machines appear to perform well, even when the 64-bit Arm-based devices are emulating x86_64 instructions using Apple's Rosetta 2 emulation layer....
Good thing Rosetta 2's x64-to-ARM64 emulator is all right because you may be using it a lot Mac hardware based on Apple's M1 chip has started showing up on early adopters' doorsteps, and the machines... appear to perform well, even when the 64-bit Arm-based devices are emulating x86_64 instructions using Apple's Rosetta 2 emulation layer....
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Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Apple has updated its store listing for the still-unreleased MagSafe Duo charger with some more information on how the accessory will perform with various power... adapters. As noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the Duo charges at up to 11W with a 20W USB-C adapter, maxing out at 14W with an adapter that's 27W or higher. That means that when paired with Apple's $19 20W adapter, the company's cheapest option for USB-C charging, the MagSafe Duo can't deliver as much power to the iPhone 12 as the 15W solo MagSafe charger. It also means that the fastest possible 14W option can't match the regular MagSafe puck, either -- and Apple's best option for that will be the $49 30W adapter that's packaged with the MacBook Air. At $129, the MagSafe Duo was...
Panasonic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lithium ion batteries, has signed a preliminary agreement with the Nordic energy company, Equinor, and engineering and industrial company,... Norsk Hydro, to collaborate on building a battery business in Northern Europe. The three companies said that over the coming months they’ll work to assess the market for […]
YouTube has launched a new ad format that gives brands a way to use audio as the primary means to communicate their message. In the video-sharing platform's announcement, it said the new format was... designed to target audiences that use the website fo...
Daniel Stenberg tells The Reg he's baffled by profile hack The creator of cURL reassured The Reg on Tuesday that he's not a billionaire rocket man giving away Bitcoins, no matter what his Twitter... account claimed....
Instacart now offers a wide range of Best Buy electronics and tech products for $4 per order. What you need to know Instacart has announced a new partnership with Best Buy to offer same-day delivery... across the U.S. You can now have laptops, TVs, headphones, tablets, smartwatches, small appliances and more tech products from Best Buy delivered the same day. Instacart has also rolled out a new 'Certified Delivery' initiative for high-value items. Online grocery delivery platform Instacart has joined hands with Best Buy to offer same-day delivery from Best Buy locations across the U.S. You can now have electronics and tech products from Best Buy delivered to your doorstep the same day. Chris Rogers, Vice President of Retail at Instacart, said in a statement: We're proud to partner with Best...
Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has acquired Intel Enpirion power management chip product line-related assets, via its subsidiary Richtek, for approximately $85 million.
Amazon-owned Audible is offering a deal on Audible Plus, where you can save nearly 40 per cent on a membership for the first six months.Audible Plus is
Launched in the Philippines, social commerce startup Resellee wants to recreate the success of Pinduoduo, one of China's fastest-growing e-commerce companies, in Southeast Asia. A major part of... Resellee's business is grocery deliveries, including fresh produce, and it has struck partnerships with the government and farmers' groups to meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]
Time is running out to pick up a pair of Apple AirPods Pro for $189.99, a discount of $60 off MSRP. Quantities are limited for this Black Friday deal and the offer may sell out at any time. Early... Black Friday AirPods Pro deal Matching the absolute lowest price we've seen on AirPods Pro, Amazon-owned Woot's flash sale offers holiday shoppers $60 in savings, bringing the price down to $189.99 -- a full $10 cheaper than Amazon itself. These AirPods are in new condition with the standard 1-year Apple limited warranty.
Apple's upcoming MagSafe Duo Charger pairs a MagSafe iPhone charger with an Apple Watch charging puck, but as noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has recently updated the product description... to note that the MagSafe portion of the charger won't charge at the full 15 watts supported by the standalone MagSafe charger. Neither the basic MagSafe Charger nor the MagSafe Duo Charger ships with a power adapter, with Apple noting that a 20-watt or greater USB-C adapter is recommended for the basic MagSafe Charger in order to deliver the maximum 15 watts of power supported by MagSafe. (The iPhone 12 mini can charge at a maximum of 12 watts over MagSafe, while all other iPhone 12 models support 15 watts.) Apple initially recommended that the...
Why Australia? Because it's currently running an inquiry into app store monopolies, that's why +Comment Epic Games has had another crack at forcing Apple to let it handle in-game purchases itself,... rather than through the App Store, this time by bringing a case in Australia - a nation currently running an inquiry into app store monopolies....
Sales of hybrid and electric cars are growing much more slowly in South Africa than in the rest of the world. There are many reasons for this.
Woot today introduced a new discount on Apple's AirPods Pro, now available for $189.99, down from $249.00. This is the lowest price we've tracked to date for the AirPods Pro, and about $5 better than... the previous deal offered by Woot. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. We're now entering the busiest time of the year for steep discounts on Apple devices, and this discount by Woot is just the first in the line of deals on the AirPods Pro. While the Woot sale is the best current discount on the Bluetooth headphones, we will be seeing better deals starting at Walmart next week for Black Friday, where you'll be able to get the AirPods Pro for $169. $60 OFF AirPods Pro...
How low can they go?!? The AirPods Pro limbo is on, baby! Starting right now, Woot is offering the lowest price we’ve ever seen for brand-new AirPods Pro. You can pick up a set of these... noise-canceling Apple earbuds for just $189.99. Woot’s AirPods Pro sale just started, and it only goes to December 1 […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Skeleton Technologies' ultracapacitors can be charged quickly and are able to release large bursts of energy at rapid speeds The post Estonian startup is developing a graphene-based ‘SuperBattery’... appeared first on Springwise.
Smart technology using artificial intelligence is looking to keep youngsters safe online.
All the news about the astounding performance of Apple’s first M1 Silicon may have gotten people excitedly grabbing the new Macs and MacBooks left and right. As with any new product, even Apple’s,... there might be unforeseen teething problems that only appear after some time. Some might be easily fixed with a software update while others might, unfortunately, require waiting …
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Google's latest top of the range handset, the Pixel 5, sounds, on paper, like all the various flagship devices on the market with its 5G-enabled, camera-orientated spec.
Smartphone trends come and go. At one point it was all about the screen, these days the focus is on cameras. There is, however, one thing that binds some of these trends together, one that is also... sometimes inconsistent across the same phone. Given how smartphones are highly visual and image-oriented devices, it’s a fact that color plays a critical …
Dinosaurs were thriving before disappearing from the Earth 66 million years ago, experts say who found some groups, like hadrosaurs and ceratopsians, were still producing new species.
Black is free on the Inspiron 15. 'Soft Mint' is a very expensive option Video If you have a spare £12m (US$16m) to hand, a kind Register reader let us know that Dell has just the laptop for you....
The Jeep Wrangler gets a huge power boost by way of a 6.4-liter V8.
Korg's SQ-1 is a bit under appreciated. It's a simple and affordable two track eight step sequencer. It can play nice with Korg's analog and semi modular fair like the MS-20 Mini as well as eurorack... modular synths and basically anything else that wil...
French startup Yubo is the biggest social media app you've never heard of -- unless you're a teen. With a focus on young people under 25, the company has managed to attract 40 million users. A... fraction of them hang out every day in live-streaming rooms, meet new people and spend money for more features. […]
Now that Apple's ARM-powered PCs have arrived, developers are retooling their software to run natively on the M1 CPU instead of relying on Rosetta 2 emulation. For many of us, Google Chrome is the... program we use the most, and according to tweets from...
The new malware strain is being deployed in attacks against MercadoLivre users.
(Fundação de Amparo Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Across-border team of researchers refute arguments that carbon debt, opportunity cost and indirect land-use change prevent greenhouse gas... mitigation by biofuels.
(Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania) A new pair of commentaries in PLOS ONE debate a reanalysis of data concerning adolescent suicide and the Netflix series "13 Reasons... Why." Although a 2019 study found a contagion effect among boys, an Annenberg Public Policy Center reanalysis concluded that, to the contrary, the series had no clear effect. The author of the reanalysis stands by his work.
(RMIT University) New tech combines the core software needed to drive AI with image-capturing hardware - in one electronic chip. The light-driven prototype device imitates the way the human brain... processes visual information.It's a significant advance towards the ultimate in electronics: a brain-on-a-chip that can learn from its environment just like humans do.
(Radiological Society of North America) Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a study being presented at the... annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The researchers said these potentially life-threatening findings were more common in patients with hypertension and diabetes.
(Stanford University) New Stanford research uses Zillow and census data combined with machine learning to identify residential water consumption based on housing characteristics. The approach could... help cities better understand water use and design water-efficient communities.
(Uppsala University) Hydrogen gas and methanol for fuel cells or as raw materials for the chemicals industry, for example, could be produced more sustainably using sunlight, a new Uppsala University... study shows. In this study, researchers have developed a new coating material for semiconductors that may create new opportunities to produce fuels in processes that combine direct sunlight with electricity. The study is published in Nature Communications.
(Babraham Institute) Using the power of single-cell analysis, researchers at the Babraham Institute have assessed the effects of age on egg cells (oocytes) in mice, particularly looking to identify... genomic and epigenetic factors that relate to reduced developmental competence. The knowledge uncovered by this research provides new insights into the mechanisms underlying egg quality and is relevant to the development of techniques to assess the quality of human egg cells, an area of growing importance as the use of fertility treatments increases.
(Princeton University) Scientists have discovered a rare object called the Blue Ring Nebula, a ring of hydrogen gas with a star at its center. The properties of this system suggest it is the remnant... of two stars meeting their ultimate demise: an inward orbital dance that resulted in the two stars merging. The result offers a new window into the fate of many tightly orbiting binary star systems.
(Keck School of Medicine of USC) Two recent studies led by USC provide new insight into factors that put older adults at risk for financial exploitation. One study found that those who report being... financially exploited show differences in the activity of brain regions tied to decision-making and social judgments compared to those without a history of financial exploitation. The other showed that financially exploited seniors are frailer physically -- with particular deficits in vision and hearing -- compared to their peers.
(Harvard Medical School) In a study on human ovarian cancer cells in mice, Harvard Medical School researchers discovered a transient, cooperative interaction between cell subpopulations that allows... otherwise nonmetastatic tumor cells to become aggressive and spread.
(Wiley) A recent review of published studies in non-human mammals examines 'sexual disturbance,' or male behavior towards a female around mating that can be costly for the female -- for example, that... might inflict physical harm or cause mother-offspring separation. The findings are published in Mammal Review.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A new study of more than 1,200 individuals found that time spent with digital technology during adolescence has little impact on long-term use, suggesting that... worries about widespread tech addiction may be overblown. Parental limits on youth tech use had no lasting impact on use in adulthood.
(Medical University of Vienna) Prostate cancer is caused by elevated hormone levels, and tumours are generally treated using hormone therapy. A research team headed by Lukas Kenner of MedUni Vienna in... collaboration with David Heery from the University of Nottingham/UK and Sarka Pospisilova and Suzanne Turner of the University of Brno/Czech Republic have shown that the protein μ-crystallin (CRYM) plays a significant part in tumour growth. The higher the levels of this protein that are present, the better the prognosis.
(New York University) Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Bas Rokers and a team of researchers have evaluated the state of research on... cybersickness and formulated a research and development agenda to eliminate cybersickness, allowing for broader adoption of immersive technologies.
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and... electrical current. The technology has been demonstrated successfully in rats and is designed for use as a research tool.
(University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) A new pair of papers published in the Journal of Animal Ecology has shown that sexual lineage matters for how offspring receive adaptations... from parents in stickleback fish. Researchers in the Bell lab studied how parents who were exposed to predators passed the behavioral information to their offspring in different ways based on sex.
(University of California - Los Angeles) To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, UCLA experts have developed a predictive model that pinpoints which populations in which Los Angeles County... neighborhoods are most at risk of becoming infected. The researchers hope the new model, which can be applied to other counties, will assist decision makers, public health officials and scientists in effectively and equitably implementing vaccine distribution, testing, closures and reopenings, and other virus-mitigation measures.
(San Diego State University) These slow growing bacteria have long puzzled TB researchers with their fairly rapid resistance to antibiotics. Researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree in... exploring genetics, because the answer seems to lie in the epigenetic domain.
(Purdue University) Purdue University innovators are using machine learning models to create new options for drug discovery pipelines. Purdue innovators have introduced chemical reactivity flowcharts... to help chemists interpret reaction outcomes using statistically robust machine learning models trained on a small number of reactions.
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Just a handful of rice and beans - a part of our world is starved. Hawaiian Pizza and ice-cream - another part of our world is stuffed, throwing... away food every day. This gap is likely to worsen, while food waste will increase and pressure on the environment will go up, a new study shows.
(Nanyang Technological University) Thirty-eight scientists from NTU Singapore have been recognised for their research influence -- the highest number among institutions in Singapore. This is the third... year that NTU has had the greatest number of highly cited researchers amongst institutions in Singapore.The 38 scientists are among over 6,000 international researchers named in the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list by Clarivate Analytics, a US-based data company.
(Politecnico di Milano) The prestigious journal Chem (Cell Press, impact factor: 19.735) publishes the first mechanosynthesis of a molecular crystal with a Borromean topology. The results obtained by... the Politecnico di Milano group have shown that mechanosynthesis can be applied to the self-assembly of complex multi-component supramolecular structures such as the Borromean rings, demonstrating, in detail, the mechanism of formation of this complex topology.
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a partnership with the global open-knowledge platform, The Lens,... a robust and comprehensive resource of linked datasets of scholarly and patent works run by Cambia, a long-established global social enterprise.Under the agreement, all scholarly citation and patent citation data for SPIE publications curated by The Lens will be integrated into the SPIE Digital Library and available to readers.
(W. M. Keck Observatory) Astronomers have solved the 16-year-old mystery surrounding the Blue Ring Nebula - an unusual, large, faint blob of gas with a star at its center. This object is unlike any... they'd ever seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. The team has discovered the nebula appears to be the first known example of a merged star system at this stage.
(University of Ottawa) Canadian researchers launch pilot study of CANImmunize for tracking adverse events related to flu vaccine.
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) AAAS is pleased to announce a new Science Partner Journal launched in affiliation with Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics and... focused on advances in disciplines including attosecond light sources, attosecond physics, and ultrafast lasers and applications.
(University of Utah) The study estimated that air pollution shortens the life of the average Utahn by around 2 years. And pollution costs Utah's economy around $1.9 billion annually. But many... state-level actions, such as increasing vehicle and building efficiency, could reduce air pollution by double-digit percentages while benefitting the economy, the researchers found.
(Wiley) A study published in Ecological Applications suggests that nature around one's home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Three physicists in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, together with their colleagues from the Southern... University of Science and Technology and Sun Yat-sen University in China, have successfully modified a semiconductor to create a superconductor, which may lead to unforeseen advancements in technology.
(Okayama University) Hormones are the master regulators of sexual functions in mammals. The hormone oxytocin has a well-established role in social bonding, sexual function, maternal instinct, nursing,... and lactation. Researchers from Okayama University have now explored the roles of oxytocin in male sexual function for the first time. Findings from the study suggest that oxytocin-mediated control of male sexual function via the spinal cord may in fact be instrumental in treating erectile dysfunction.
(American Chemical Society) Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and metastasis from the breast to other areas of the body is the leading cause of death in these patients.... Detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream could help doctors find and treat metastases at an earlier stage, increasing chances of survival. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed a method that could more sensitively detect CTCs within the complex environment of blood.
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has established its first research and innovation alliance... by joining forces with Northpond Labs, the research and development-focused affiliate of a leading science and technology-driven venture capital firm, Northpond Ventures. Through the alliance, Northpond Labs will provide $12 million to create a Laboratory for Bioengineering Research and Innovation at the Wyss Institute and to support impactful research with strong translation potential.
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19, and all are free to... access. The following were published between October 26 and November 13:
(Kansas State University) Two recently published studies from Kansas State University researchers and collaborators include important findings related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission and the COVID-19... pandemic.