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Microsoft Exchange cyberattack carried out by China, says US

US, NATO and the EU say hackers affiliated with China's Ministry of State Security carried out the cyberattack. 2021-07-19 22:00 2KB

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Is Nintendo planning to release another new Switch sometime soon?

Nintendo responded to rumors this week claiming that profit margins for the OLED Switch are higher and that a Switch Pro is in the works. 2021-07-19 20:19 2KB

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Microsoft's Game-Boosting DirectStorage to Land on Windows 10, Not Just Windows 11

The feature promises to help load games instantly on a PC and free up CPU resources. 2021-07-19 21:00 2KB

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Apple iPhones can be hacked with spyware even if you don't click on a link, Amnesty International says

The nature of the attacks suggests that avoiding clicking on unknown or phishing links in messages may not protect iPhone users against NSO's software. 2021-07-19 20:14 6KB

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Apple iPhone 13: Everything you need to know about the next iPhone

Apple's iPhone 13 isn't far off now. The next-generation iPhone may be released in only a few months. Here's everything you need to know. 2021-07-19 19:36 6KB

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iPhone SE 3 on track for early 2022 with a faster processor and 5G

Apple is reportedly planning to launch the third-generation iPhone SE with 5G and an A12 processor in the first half of 2022. 2021-07-19 21:33 2KB

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"Legal" Spyware: How Pegasus Exploits iPhones Through Zero-Click Bugs

"Legal" Spyware: How Pegasus Uses iPhones to Repeatedly Target Victims Through Zero-Click iOS Exploits That Require No Interaction 2021-07-19 19:55 6KB

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Five iPhone 13 release day feature tips: The best or bust?

Today we're taking a peek at the latest batch of iPhone 13 leaks and likely features to compare to what's already likely in your pocket - or in your hand right 2021-07-19 16:07 3KB

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NVIDIA Shows RTX Technologies (including the Brand New RTX Memory Utility) Running on ARM; New Game Ready Driver Out Now

NVIDIA showcased RTX technologies, including the brand new RTX Memory Utility, running on ARM architecture. A new driver is also out now. 2021-07-19 18:33 2KB

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Galaxy Z Fold 2: What's the rumoured difference?

Here's how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to compare to the Z Fold 2, based on the speculation. 2021-07-19 16:30 6KB

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Deals: Anker 35% off Gold Box sale, OnePlus Nord N10 5G drops to $280, more

Anker Gold Box sale is now taking 35% off a selection of Android essentials alongside the OnePlus Nord N10 5G Smartphone at $280. 2021-07-19 16:01 2KB

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Poco F3 GT price in India could be lower than the OnePlus Nord 2

With a leaked starting price in India of under Rs 30,000, the Poco F3 GT could be the most competitive mid-range smartphone of the season. 2021-07-19 12:18 2KB

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Ditching your Switch for a Steam Deck? Here are 7 alternatives to Nintendo games

There are many alternatives to Nintendo Switch games available on the Steam Deck. Here are seven titles you need to know about. 2021-07-19 13:00 6KB

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Stadia will get Ubisoft's new free-to-play shooter, Tom Clancy's XDefiant

Just announced as a free-to-play multiplayer shooter game, Tom Clancy's XDefiant will be coming to Google Stadia when it launches. 2021-07-19 20:51 2KB

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Huawei P50 launch date confirmed for July 29 - and it won't be alone

Huawei's CEO has said that the Huawei P50 series will "usher in a new era of mobile photography". 2021-07-19 10:51 2KB

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Ola electric scooter: How to book Ola electric scooter online, expected price and launch date in India

Here's an easy step-by-step guide on how to book Ola electric scooter in India. The two-wheeler is expected to launch in India soon. 2021-07-19 07:57 3KB

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WhatsApp users can now join or leave ongoing group calls anytime

Read more about WhatsApp users can now join or leave ongoing group calls anytime on Business Standard. WhatsApp rolled out a new feature where the users can join a group video or voice call even after its started, and you see the participants in a video call screen the way you see on various apps. 2021-07-19 16:25 2KB

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The best ad blocking apps for Android in 2021

If pop-up ads, banner ads, and flashy text all intrude on the web or video you're viewing on your Android device, get an ad-blocker. Here are the best. 2021-07-19 18:35 5KB

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Sold out: Some Steam Deck preorders won’t ship until September 2022

Valve’s Steam Deck is already sold out ahead of the console’s December release date — preorder shipping times have slipped as far as Q3 2022. 2021-07-19 20:56 3KB

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Zoom buys cloud contact center Five9 for $14.7B

The popular videoconferencing firm may be looking to move beyond video with the purchase, which gives it a new way to expand services. 2021-07-19 18:24 5KB

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What is Apple Watch ECG, how does it work, and how do you set it up?

This feature explains what the new Apple Watch ECG heart feature is, how it works, what it means, and why you might want to use it. 2021-07-19 21:34 11KB

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What Is Amazon Luna? Everything You Need To Know – Updated July 19, 2021

Luna is Amazon's new cloud gaming service that was announced last year at the company's product launch event. At a glance, it's an answer to options like 2021-07-19 21:15 8KB

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Top insider reveals when Apple will launch its big MacBook Pro redesign

Apple will launch the redesigned MacBook Pro between September and November at the latest, an insider said. 2021-07-19 19:42 3KB

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What is suborbital flight? (And why do we care?)

The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, will blast into space in his first-ever suborbital flight. But what does that mean, and does it even matter? 2021-07-19 20:33 7KB

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Google TV rolling out the ability to hide movies, shows from 'Continue watching' row

Android TV is set to receive even more features from Google TV, but the reverse is also set to happen. Google TV continue watching hide... 2021-07-19 22:36 1KB

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WhatsApp multi device support: How to use WhatsApp on multiple devices, limitations, and more

The WhatsApp multi-device capability allows you to access WhatsApp on desktop or web independently, without the need for a smartphone. 2021-07-19 07:08 4KB

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Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2021: Here's how to register

Registrations for Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2021 are now live. The tournament will start from next month onwards. Here's all you need to know. 2021-07-19 18:51 3KB

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Top 10 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Cases – Updated July 2021

The Galaxy S20 is a fragile and expensive phone. Starting at $999 (regular retail price, it can be found for around $500) and being essentially a glass 2021-07-19 18:45 8KB

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ZTE Axon 30 design revealed, launch date confirmed - Android Authority

ZTE just went ahead and confirmed some aspects of the design for the ZTE Axon 30. It also announced the launch date. 2021-07-19 15:30 1KB

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Exposé alleges that government spy software misused - Android Authority

An exposé from The Guardian alleges that popular government spy software Pegasus is misused to spy on non-criminals. 2021-07-19 17:40 3KB

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Poco M3 4GB RAM Variant Launched in India, Available via Flipkart

Poco M3 4GB RAM variant has silently been launched in India. The new option is available alongside the existing 6GB RAM models that come in 64GB and 128GB storage versions. 2021-07-19 07:11 3KB

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Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van Horn, tucked neatly among the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains, read simply: “Farming, ranching, … 2021-07-19 16:28 5KB

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Apple TV app gets an Android TV update, hopefully to squash widespread HDR, crashing issues

A frustrating issue with the Apple TV app on Android TV has left many users with crash, freeze, and various HDR problems too. 2021-07-19 19:55 2KB

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Realme Band 2 image renders,360-degree video leaked

Apart from the Realme Pad, Realme may be introducing a new wearable device. It’s more of a health and fitness tracker more than a smartwatch. It’s a follow-up to the original Realme Band. It now comes with a different design. The device boasts a 1.4-inch screen. There is no final and official announcement yet but […] 2021-07-19 12:30 1KB

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Google makes it easier to find Wear OS apps on (and off) your wrist - Android Authority

Google has revamped the experience of downloading Wear OS apps both on your phone and on your smartwatch — with a few cues from Android 12. 2021-07-19 18:30 2KB

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 restock released to Best Buy stores this week

If you're looking for an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card, Best Buy appears to be the place to go this week. They've announced that they'll have 2021-07-19 20:09 2KB

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Samsung's latest The Wall TV measures over 1,000 inches diagonally

The massive display, which largely targets advertisers, additionally features a 120Hz refresh rate and LEDs that are up to 40 percent smaller than those used in last... 2021-07-19 11:19 1KB

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Poco X3 GT launch date set for July 28, said to be rebranded Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G

Poco X3 GT is set to launch in Malaysia on July 28. The company has not yet revealed any specifications, however, recent reports suggest it is a rebranded Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G that was launched in China earlier. 2021-07-19 13:22 2KB

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Tencent acquires SUMO Group for $1.3 Billion

SUMO Group is a British holding company known best for its subsidiary SUMO Digital. In a surprise announcement, it has now been revealed that Tencent, the Chinese multinational technology conglomerate, has acquired it, and its subsidiaries, in a deal that is north of a Billion Dollars. As Reported by Reuters, Tencent is buying SUMO in … 2021-07-19 20:38 2KB

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Sony Xperia 1 III review

The Sony Xperia 1 III is an expensive smartphone, but it’s the company’s best of the last few years. 2021-07-19 16:29 13KB

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Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones spotted in new FCC documents

If documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission are any indication, we'll soon see a follow-up to the popular Bose QuietComfort 35 II. 2021-07-19 20:05 2KB

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Skate 4 Behind-the-Scenes Video Teases an Open World, No New Info at EA Play Live

Don't expect a trailer or big info dump on the next Skate game soon, but a new behind-the-scenes video does contain some hints. 2021-07-19 22:13 2KB

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Tech tips: Twitter starts rolling out captions with voice tweets, here is how it works

A year after the launch of voice tweets, Twitter has launched automated captions for voice tweets. The feature is currently rolling out for iOS users. 2021-07-19 13:07 3KB

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Japan sets new Internet speed world record with data transfers at 319Tbps

A team of engineers from Japan has achieved the fastest data transfers ever using specialised optical fibre cables. It now claims that the technology can be implemented on the existing fibre optics, thus increasing the speed of everyday internet at our homes. 2021-07-19 13:37 2KB

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Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake QS CPUs Already For Sale In China For $1,200

There is already pent up demand for Intel's Alder Lake CPUs, with Core i9-12900K QS chips fetching north of a grand. 2021-07-19 13:32 2KB

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iOS 14.7 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.7

Apple today released iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 to the public after several months of beta testing. iOS 14.7 is a smaller update than some of the... 2021-07-19 20:27 2KB

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The best cheap TV deals: great 4K TV deals and sales in the US in July 2021

We have all the best cheap TV deals and sales with a range of 4K TVs from Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon. 2021-07-19 19:15 1KB

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Design Render Leaks Revealing Bezel Less 2K 120Hz Display

Xiaomi is gearing up for the Mi Pad 5 launch in China. The new Xiaomi tablet is rumoured to launch in August 2021. 2021-07-19 09:20 2KB

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A new theoretical model of tacit knowledge transfer

In today's fast-paced industries, withholding valuable information or knowledge at the wrong time can lead to corporate disaster. For this reason, it is imperative for sales and marketing professionals to take advantage of communication opportunities and increase their understanding of each other's goals to exchange tacit knowledge, or industry knowledge gained from years of field experience. 2021-07-19 12:53 6KB

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Asus looks to address increasing PC demand with new Chromebook series but wary of component price hike

Asus had entered the enterprise PC business last year as the demand for personal machines grew post Covid-19 and believes it is important to provide personalised solutions in the current scenario. 2021-07-19 03:55 4KB

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Phone hacking allegations revive criticism of surveillance by Modi government

Data leaked to human rights organisations suggests the phones of journalists and opposition leaders were hacked by the Indian government. 2021-07-19 10:22 3KB

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iPad Air 4 drops to a new record-low price in Amazon's latest iPad deals

Apple’s 2020 iPad Air 4 is now on sale for just $499.99 at Amazon - this model's lowest ever price. 2021-07-19 13:55 2KB

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Windows 11: A first look at the first preview

Microsoft recently unveiled its plans for the next version of the Windows operating system. We give it a test drive. 2021-07-19 05:00 2KB

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Nokia XR20 teased before official product launch

Last week, a new Nokia durable phone was teased. It will arrive soon and by soon we mean before July is over. The durable phone could also be the 5G phone we’ve been anticipating. We said it could be the Nokia x60 but now we’re learning it would be the Nokia XR20. The rugged phone […] 2021-07-19 04:00 1KB

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iPad Air is getting $110 discount, AirPods Pro and more are also on sale

We start today's deals with the latest Apple iPad Air, the latest AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and more devices on sale 2021-07-19 17:35 2KB

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Apple Music Lossless is Finally in India, Here’s How to Turn it On

Apple Music lossless and spatial audio was announced at WWDC earlier, and the feature has started rolling out to Indian users now. 2021-07-19 18:38 2KB

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Amazfit Zepp Z With 1.39-inch AMOLED Display,15 Days Battery Life Launched in India: Price, Specifications

The Amazfit Zepp Z price in India starts at Rs. 25,999. The Amazfit Zepp Z comes in Titanium colour that has a Brown leather strap. 2021-07-19 10:27 2KB

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Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator, but there’s bad news

As the name suggests, Microsoft Flight Simulator is all about flying, but thus far, that's been limited to flying in planes. While there's a wide range of 2021-07-19 16:30 2KB

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PUBG New State Release Date Announcement Might Be Soon, Suggests Notifications from the Game on Google Play Store

PUBG New State's release date might be announced soon after players across the globe receive notifications suggesting the same. 2021-07-19 04:26 2KB

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WhatsApp Spotted Testing End-To-End Encryption For Cloud Backup

WhatsApp has been spotted testing a new encrypted cloud backup feature that would allow you to set password or a 64-digit pin for cloud backups. 2021-07-19 19:51 2KB

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Realme GT Master Edition's top model to be GT Master Explorer Edition, come with Snapdragon 870

Realme will launch the GT Master Edition in China on July 21. 2021-07-19 11:52 3KB

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The 3,800 PS4 Consoles Were Actually Used As FIFA Bots, Not As Cryptocurrency Mining Systems

The 3,800 PS4 consoles thought to be used for cryptocurrency mining were actually FIFA bots for leveling accounts & earning in-game currency. 2021-07-19 22:45 3KB

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Mobile Internet Download Speeds Grew 47 Percent in India in a Year: Ookla

Mobile and fixed broadband Internet speeds in India continue to grow according to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index for June, with the average mobile download speed hitting 17.84Mbps and fixed broadband download speed reaching the mark of 58.17Mbps. 2021-07-19 11:50 3KB

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Sony true wireless earbuds deal slashes the price in half today

These true wrireless earbuds not only have great sound and top-tier bass, but their battery life extends upwards of 18 hours. 2021-07-19 20:40 3KB

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Robinhood sees valuation of up to $35 billion as public co.

Robinhood, the online brokerage that found itself embroiled in this year's meme stock phenomenon, will go public next week seeking a market valuation of … 2021-07-19 21:01 3KB

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Google says “goodbye” to the 2020 Pixel Buds

It was only a matter of time, but the 2020 Pixel Buds are no longer available from the Google Store. Expect to see any remaining stock levels at your local big box stores begin to dwindle too. Although Google has not made an "official" announcement, it's pretty safe to assume that the only Google headphones left will be the Pixel Buds A-Series. Google released the Pixel Buds (2nd gen) last year, after seeing the original iteration practically flop before they were even available. The original Pixel Buds had a wire going around the back, along with a weird way to adjust the earpiece to keep it secure. The 2020 Pixel Buds solved many of our complaints with a cute egg-shaped case and a matte finish that was to-die-for. Although the Pixel Buds didn't feature Active Noise Cancellation, they did offer Adaptive Sound. This would automatically adjust the EQ and sound levels to drown out as much noise around you as possible. Fast forward to earlier this year, and Google dropped the Pixel Buds A-Series, which sports practically the same design. Although, some key features are missing, including wireless charging. For $99, the Pixel Buds A-Series is a perfect compliment for anyone wanting to enjoy Google Assistant access and solid battery life. 2021-07-19 20:19 2KB

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Apple Releases Safari 14.1.2 Update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Apple today released a new Safari 14.1.2 update that's available for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users. The update likely includes... 2021-07-19 21:00 1KB

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The best rom-coms on Amazon Prime Video right now

Love is a many-splendored thing, and it pairs best with a healthy dose of laughter in Amazon Prime Video's terrific lineup of rom-coms that you can stream now! 2021-07-19 20:38 11KB

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watchOS 7.6 Released, Here's How You Can Download it Now

Apple has released the full and final version of watchOS 7.6 for Apple Watch. We will show you how you can download it right away. 2021-07-19 17:07 2KB

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GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series X will have exclusive vehicle upgrades

The next major GTA Online update arrives this week, offering a bunch of new automotive content, but those who pick up the PS5 and Xbox Series X version this November will get something a bit extra. 2021-07-19 10:59 3KB

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The Batman: Cast, release date, and everything else we know about the movie

The Caped Crusader returns in The Batman, with Robert Pattinson in the title role and Matt Reeves as writer and director. Here's everything we know so far. 2021-07-19 16:35 18KB

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Amazon’s hottest Windows 10 Pro laptop deal of Prime Day 2021 just came back

Amazon has some of the best laptop deals on the internet right now. One of them gets you a Windows 10 laptop bundle for $250! 2021-07-19 18:28 3KB

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The Surface Pro X vs. the M1 iPad Pro (2021)

The Surface Pro X and iPad Pro are both fantastic 2-in-1 devices. In this head-to-head, we see which is the best on portability, performance, and design. 2021-07-19 20:54 9KB

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Twitter Beta now lets you log in with your Google Account

After initially being spotted in testing, the latest Twitter beta update for Android now lets you login in through your Google Account. 2021-07-19 18:32 2KB

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Samsung Calendar Update Adds Google Meet Integration

A new Samsung Calendar update is rolling out, and it's bringing some neat additions. You will be able to join Google calls from the app. 2021-07-19 17:48 2KB

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New Pixel Charging Animation Spotted When powerd Off

Some new charging animations have been spotted with Android 12. They are slight changes to what were in the last two betas. 2021-07-19 22:25 2KB

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Many Windows 11 PCs will ship in Dark Mode by default

Many Windows 11 PCs will ship later this year with Dark Mode activated by default. 2021-07-19 17:49 2KB

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft's user friendly security system explained

If you've got yourself a Windows 10 machine and are finding yourself left wondering what Windows Hello is or how to set it up, then you've come to the 2021-07-19 16:15 6KB

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Hulu with Live TV explained: what is it and what channels can you watch?

Tune into your favorite channels with Hulu with Live TV. Here's everything you need to know about Hulu's live plan. 2021-07-19 16:24 3KB

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What is 5G, how fast is it and how can I get it?

5G will be up to 400 times faster than 4G, for the utmost in connectivity speeds. But how does 5G work, how fast is it, how can you get it and when? 2021-07-19 14:25 11KB

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How much will Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket warm the planet?

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket is fairly clean compared to other launch vehicles 2021-07-19 22:23 4KB

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PSA: Latest Chrome OS update is locking some people out of their accounts

The latest update to Chrome OS is causing some people to be locked out of their Chromebook's accounts, unable to access their files. 2021-07-19 19:38 1KB

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Android 12 Beta 3: Hands-on with yet more new features [Video]

Android 12 Beta 3 means the stable release is near, but it comes pre-packed with even more features that you can get to grips with right now. 2021-07-19 16:28 7KB

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New Fire TV experience begins rolling out to older Amazon Fire TV devices and TVs

Amazon has started to roll out its latest, redesigned Fire TV experience to the 2nd gen Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Edition sets, and Fire TV soundbars. 2021-07-19 11:29 1KB

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Should you buy a gaming PC or gaming laptop? Sales on both at Dell today

Dell is having a sale on gaming PCs and gaming laptops, including the G5 Desktop and Alienware Area-51m R2 Laptop. We'll help you decide which is best for you! 2021-07-19 19:40 3KB

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Samsung’s 2021 The Wall Is Now Available Worldwide

The Wall’s colossal screen measures in at over 1,000 inches, creating an expansive canvas for showcasing content 2021-07-19 12:08 4KB

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Pegasus spying: Missed calls, SMS/WhatsApp messages and other ways your phone can be hacked

The Pegasus spying scandal is back in headlines. The hacking shows how mobile phone users are vulnerable to hacking and spying. While Pegasus is technically a very sophisticated form of hacking and is unlikely to be used to snoop into ordinary citizens, there are several other tools that are used to target common netizend and mobile users. The threats that these pose are as dangerous. Also, as per researchers most of these apps/software reside remotely on your phone, they don't appear on the home screen. Here are some of the common ways you can be tracked
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Apex Legends “Emergence” Season Delivers New Character “Seer” and More in August

Get early details on Apex Legends: Emergence, including new character Seer, ranked Arenas, map updates, and more! 2021-07-19 16:29 1KB

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The Wear OS Material You Play Store Design Is On Its Way

Google has officially confirmed that the Play Store Material You design for Wear OS is starting to roll out to users and devices. Earlier this month, the 2021-07-19 21:54 2KB

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Zoom bets billions on hybrid working in Five9 deal

The firm announces a $14.7bn (£10.7bn) deal to buy Five9, a cloud-based call centre operator. 2021-07-19 15:21 3KB

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Realme to enter tablet space as Pad renders show 10.4-inch device w/ stylus support, more

Realme looks to enter the tablet space with the Realme Pad as renders emerge of the upcoming affordable accessory touting stylus support. 2021-07-19 10:27 2KB

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LG’s decor-friendly, ultra-compact Eclair soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos for $599

The compact and decor-friendly Eclair QP5 joins LG's 2021 lineup of soundbars, which feature Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and hi-res audio, starting at $180. 2021-07-19 21:05 5KB

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Android App Bundles support coming to Amazon Appstore soon

Android App Bundles will be the replacement for the APK format for all new apps published on the Play Store, starting August 2021. While on alternate Android app stores, the AAB format will not be implemented in a hurry, Amazon is making the first moves (other than the official Play Store) to adopt the new […] 2021-07-19 18:20 2KB

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Biden Walks Back Misinformation Comments: 'Facebook Is Not Killing People'

'Facebook is not killing people, these 12 people who are out there giving killing people,' Biden says, a reference to a group of anti-vaxxers responsible for a large chunk of vaccine misinformation on Facebook. 2021-07-19 17:56 3KB

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CNN unveils CNN+ streaming service, slated for 2022

CNN+ will offer live and on-demand programming that’s distinct from CNN’s linear TV networks. How much will it cost? Good question. 2021-07-19 14:53 1KB

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Audi's 2022 RS3 Compact Sedan Hulks Out With 401HP Turbo Five-Cylinder Punch

The RS3 is based on Audi's latest 2022 A3 sedan, which uses the latest evolution of the VW Group MLB chassis architecture. 2021-07-19 14:34 2KB

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Antibody Levels Remain Robust Nine Months After Covid Infection, New Study Finds

The team found that 98.8 per cent of people infected in February/March showed detectable levels of antibodies in November. 2021-07-19 13:42 3KB

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Vaccinated Americans allowed to visit Canada starting Aug.9

Americans who've been fully vaccinated will be able to visit Canada for non-essential travel starting Aug. 9 , health officials for the country said Monday. … 2021-07-19 21:28 2KB

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Best action games for Xbox

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular … 2021-07-19 20:18 698Bytes

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Common OnePlus 9/9 Pro problems and how to fix them

Overcome OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro problems with this handy guide. We cover everything from overheating and battery drains to unresponsive notifications. 2021-07-19 18:45 4KB

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Blaupunkt 43-inch 4K TV review: 4K experience on a budget with powerful sound

Blaupunkt, the popular home and audio products company, has launched its new range of 4K TVs in India, and we got the 43-inch (43CSA7070) Smart TV for review. Here we tell you whether you should buy the new Smart TV from Blaupunkt or look elsewhere. 2021-07-19 09:47 10KB

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Warning: DO NOT Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Your Apple Product

Apple’s recently updated support document says that users should avoid using Hydrogen Peroxide to clean their Apple devices. 2021-07-19 15:30 1KB

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Pegasus spy tool: What is it, how it works, cost, who can buy and all details

The Pegasus spyware is once again making headlines. A new report by The Washington Post and 16 media partners have revealed that Pegasus has been used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and business executives. Smartphones of at least 40 journalists from India have been targeted by the spyware. Here is everything you need to know about Pegasus. 2021-07-19 03:05 1KB

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Samsung Unpacked Event Invitation leaks again

The new Samsung Unpacked invitation was posted on the company's Russian website, and it was shortly taken down after. It confirms the already leaked date. 2021-07-19 16:00 2KB

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The best Netflix original series you can stream right now

Are you ready for your next binge? Nobody can match Netflix's fantastic lineup of original shows, and these are the best series that you can stream! 2021-07-19 15:40 56KB

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Apple Adds New Products to Online Store, Including Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Routers With HomeKit Support

Apple recently added several new products and accessories to its online store, including the Linksys Velop AX4200 mesh Wi-Fi 6 system, with one node... 2021-07-19 16:26 1KB

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Warframe Is Getting Crossplay, Cross-Save and a Dedicated Mobile Port

Over the past weekend, Digital Extremes held its annual TennoCon celebration of all things Warframe. This year's upcoming expansion is called The New War and it will feature a new cinematic quest. The new cinematic quest and other story-driven content will provide answers to the questions players have been asking since The Second Dream cinematic […] 2021-07-19 08:02 1KB

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Nintendo reportedly holding onto Switch Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster until the right time

The rumour suggests the game is completely finished and just awaiting release. 2021-07-19 10:55 2KB

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She-Hulk TV show has cast its villain – and it's a smashing choice

Marvel's She-Hulk has landed its villain, and the upcoming Disney Plus series is starting to gain some serious star power. 2021-07-19 08:58 3KB

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Android is getting a homescreen widget for Chrome's famous 'Dino Run' game

Google's next Android homescreen widget is a dedicated shortcut to Chrome's Dino Run game, matching the iOS widget. 2021-07-19 22:11 1KB

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New sunspot catalogue to improve space weather predictions

Scientists from the University of Graz, Kanzelhöhe Observatory, Skoltech, and the World Data Center SILSO at the Royal Observatory of Belgium, have presented the Catalog of Hemispheric sunspot Numbers. It will enable more accurate predictions of the solar cycle and space weather, which can affect human-made infrastructure both on Earth and in orbit. The study came out in the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal, and the catalog is available from SILSO—the World Data Center for the production, preservation, and dissemination of the international sunspot number. 2021-07-19 12:56 7KB

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How to buy a graphics card in 2021

If you've been wondering how to buy a graphics card for the past year, you're not alone. To help out, we've rounded up the top ways to score a GPU. 2021-07-19 21:06 7KB

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OnePlus releases the OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

Two days earlier, OnePlus has spun the Android 11 update to the OnePlus Nord N10 5G. The Tech giant is now sending the OxygenOS for the OnePlus 9 2021-07-19 18:50 2KB

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Best smart thermostat of 2021

A  smart thermostat  does more than manage the heating and cooling system inside your home. These app-enabled smart home devices  make it possible to … 2021-07-19 13:30 4KB

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AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT & RX 6600 Graphics Cards Launching on 11th August

AMD's Radeon RX 6600 XT & Radeon RX 6600 graphics cards based on the RDNA 2 architecture are expected to launch next month in August, 2021-07-19 20:52 3KB

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Rivian delays R1T and R1S electric vehicle deliveries as pandemic hurts production ramp-up

Those with a reservation for a Rivian received disappointing news this past Friday. According to an individual with a reservation who shared an email with Roadshow, … 2021-07-19 17:07 2KB

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Adding podcasts to WordPress sites just got a lot easier

Automattic continues acquisition spree with deal to buy podcast app Pocket Casts. 2021-07-19 16:01 2KB

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Airtel asks DoT to roll out guidelines for new 5G devices to support all spectrum bands

Airtel also noted that the new 5G devices should support dynamic spectrum sharing while the dual SIM handsets should have 2G, 4G and 5G support on both slots. 2021-07-19 11:27 3KB

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Microsoft Edge to stop auto-playing videos by default

One of the pains of the internet is videos that autoplay on your webpage and Microsoft Edge version 92 will finally fix it by limiting it by default. 2021-07-19 21:05 2KB

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Google modernizing Workspace Status Dashboard, improving outage alerts for admins

Google is now updating the Workspace Status Dashboard and other tools that admins can use to keep track of outages. While services are... 2021-07-19 18:24 2KB

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New Google Pixel wallpapers mark International Friendship Day

Since February, Google has been introducing new "Curated Culture" wallpapers every month. Pixel wallpapers for Friendship Day next week... 2021-07-19 17:36 1KB

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Using spyware against journalists "completely unacceptable": EU's von der Leyen

Using spyware against journalists is totally unacceptable, the European Commission chief said on Monday after reports that Israeli spyware was used to hack the smartphones of journalists, government officials and rights activists worldwide. 2021-07-19 13:02 1KB

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Grab This 43" Toshiba 4K Fire TV For Only $269 Today!

Amazon has the 43-inch Toshiba 4K Fire TV on sale right now for $269. That's going to save you $40 off of its regular price. That brings it down to its 2021-07-19 13:00 2KB

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Best Android app deals of the day: This War of Mine, DISTRAINT 2, Reventure, more

It is now time for all of this afternoon’s best Android game and app deals including This War of Mine, DISTRAINT 2, Reventure, and more. 2021-07-19 12:10 1KB

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Amazon kicks NSO Group off its cloud service after spying reports

Amazon has deactivated cloud computing accounts that belonged to NSO Group, a hacking tools company that reportedly used Amazon Web Services as part of spyware … 2021-07-19 20:10 3KB

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Largest fire grows, forces evacuation of wildlife station

The nation's largest wildfire torched more dry forest in Oregon and forced the evacuation of a wildlife research station Monday as firefighters had to retreat from the flames for the ninth consecutive day due to erratic and dangerous fire behavior. 2021-07-19 19:53 5KB

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Best PC speakers for 2021

One of the things usually missing when you buy a computer -- whether it's a laptop or desktop -- is good sound. Yeah, laptops are equipped … 2021-07-19 15:50 2KB

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Galaxy Watch 3 update starts rolling out with improved blood oxygen tracking, 'voice guidance'

A new update is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 that works on improving "voice guidance" and blood oxygen tracking, too. 2021-07-19 15:32 1KB

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Peloton cycling game teases future of connected, gamified fitness

Peloton, the fitness bike you probably know about from their dramatic, energetic commercials, has introduced a twist on getting active: a game based on cycling 2021-07-19 22:44 2KB

(1.05/13)  130 
The Best Small Business Web Hosting Services for 2021

If you own a small business, you need an accompanying website so customers can find your products or services online. These 10, tested web hosts give you the tools to build a robust site, and expand it as business grows. 2021-07-19 19:50 6KB

(1.05/13)  131 
Unc0ver Jailbreak for iOS 14 to iOS 14.3 Receives Major Update With Enhanced Stability

A new update for Unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 14 to iOS 14.3 has been released that brings major stability improvements to the platform. 2021-07-19 19:33 2KB

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TurboTax-Maker Intuit Leaves the IRS Free File Program

Intuit positions its departure from the program, which allows many Americans to file their federal taxes at no cost, as a net positive for US taxpayers, though it appears to have been prompted by IRS regulations. 2021-07-19 19:32 3KB

(1.05/13)  133 
How To Enable Cross-Save For Genshin Impact On PS5

With the release of Genshin Impact version 2.0, cross-save is coming to the PS5 and PS4. And that means you can finally play the game across every 2021-07-19 17:51 5KB

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The best SSDs of 2021

The best solid-state drives can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, and what you should know before a purchase. 2021-07-19 17:21 11KB

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Dish, AT&T team up on 5G with new $5 billion network sharing deal

Dish's wireless ambitions took another step towards some fruition on Monday, with the satellite provider announcing a new network sharing deal with AT&T. … 2021-07-19 16:17 2KB

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Exclusive Last Stop trailer shows off a Freaky Friday storyline

Annapurna Interactive's latest trailer for their upcoming game Last Stop shows a Freaky Friday-esque storyline. 2021-07-19 16:00 2KB

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Nokia wins first 5G radio contract in China, Ericsson loses ground

Nokia on Monday won its first 5G radio contract in China, securing a share in one of China Mobile's three new 5G contracts, while Nordic rival Ericsson lost market share after getting caught up in a political spat. 2021-07-19 15:18 2KB

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The mathematics of repulsion for new graphene catalysts

Scientists at Tohoku University and colleagues in Japan have developed a mathematical model that helps predict the tiny changes in carbon-based materials that could yield interesting properties. 2021-07-19 14:31 3KB

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Razorpay acquires TERA Finlabs in push for startup, MSME loans

Razorpay Capital along with TERA Finlab's technology capabilities will be able to service the credit needs of more than 10,000 startups and MSMEs in India by next year, according to a statement. 2021-07-19 13:52 3KB

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Samsung is Working on Fixing WhatsApp Dual Messenger Issue: Report

Samsung is working on a fix for an issue with WhatsApp in the Dual Messenger space because of which users were unable to view or send media through the parallel app. Samsung has acknowledged the issue and said it will be fixed in a future update. Till then the South Korean tech giant has given a short-term solution. 2021-07-19 12:29 2KB

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 receives MIUI 12.5 update

In the last few months, we have seen that Xiaomi is providing the new MIUI 12.5 update to most of its devices. Even the previous generation that was 2021-07-19 09:58 2KB

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Android's fight against distracted walking extends to non-Pixel phones - Android Authority

Google has expanded a feature that fights distracted walking — Heads Up — to non-Pixel Android phones for the first time. 2021-07-19 21:28 1KB

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Cheap AirPod Alternatives: The Best True Wireless Earbuds Under $100

You don't need to spend a ton of money to get a decent pair of true wireless earphones. We've tested plenty of models that deliver quality audio and useful extra features for as low as $25. 2021-07-19 17:01 6KB

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AIMIM's Official Twitter Handle's Named Changed to Elon Musk by Hackers

Twitter handle of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was hacked on Sunday, the second time in the last nine days. It’s now been restored. 2021-07-19 04:27 2KB

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Google announces one-year extended repair program for Pixel 4 XL battery issues

Google is alerting Pixel 4 XL owners that its operating an extended repair program for the 2019 flagship phone. It only applies to... 2021-07-19 20:14 1KB

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PG&E says its equipment may be linked to Northern California Dixie Fire

Pacific Gas & Electric equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada, the nation’s largest utility reported to California regulators. 2021-07-19 16:13 5KB

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COVID Risks at the Tokyo Olympics Aren’t Being Managed, Experts Say

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. Current prevention measures may not be enough to prevent an outbreak 2021-07-19 16:00 11KB

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Psychonauts 2 Isn’t Getting a Native PS5 Version, XSX Will Offer 4K and 120fps Modes

Psychonauts 2 is still remaining multiplatform despite Microsoft buying Double Fine, but PlayStation is getting the short end of the stick. 2021-07-19 15:27 1KB

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Rent the Runway confidentially files for IPO

The online clothing rental firm said on Monday the number of shares on offer and the target price range for its IPO had not yet been determined. 2021-07-19 22:10 1KB

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Android 12 'ruined' the power menu, and some Googlers agree - Android Authority

The Android 12 power menu has been gutted, and some Googlers aren't happy — there's now a notification showing where features went. 2021-07-19 20:48 1KB

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Angry politicians make angry voters, new study finds

Politicians may have good reason to turn to angry rhetoric, according to research led by political scientists from Colorado—the strategy seems to work, at least in the short term. 2021-07-19 20:04 5KB

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Fall Guys season 5 serves up new rounds, challenges, and modes this week

As teased earlier in the month, today Fall Guys season 5 was officially revealed. The new season will see the addition of six new rounds, along with a new theme 2021-07-19 17:49 2KB

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Another Print Spooler Vulnerability Becomes The Latest Windows 10 Security Nuisance

What is concerning about this is that there is no “practical solution to this problem,” and an exploit is available online on Twitter. 2021-07-19 16:55 2KB

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The Upcoming Foldable Pixel Will Have 120Hz Display

Over the past few months, we've been hearing bits and pieces about the upcoming foldable Google Pixel. And today we're getting some good news about it. 2021-07-19 16:31 2KB

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Robots Collide, Causing Fire at Online-Only Grocer in UK

Ocado had to cancel orders and shut down the facility for a few days. 2021-07-19 14:23 2KB

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Glorious Downward-Trending GeForce RTX 30 And Radeon RX 6000 GPU Pricing Hits A Snag

Graphics card prices had begun to drop several weeks ago, but have stalled out and are still selling for way above MSRP. 2021-07-19 14:16 2KB

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The CW

A few recent CW series, but little else 2021-07-19 12:51 11KB

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Call of Duty Mobile Season 6: Zombies, Slums, and new weapons teased

Information about Season 6 is starting to trickle out. 2021-07-19 11:38 17KB

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AMD FSR Added to Assetto Corsa Thanks to Custom Shaders Patch Mod

Assetto Corsa is the second game to implement AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution). You'll have to use the Custom Shaders Patch (CSP) mod. 2021-07-19 10:29 2KB

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Thousands of orders cancelled after Ocado robot fire

The online grocer says the blaze was caused by a collision between robots at one of its warehouses. 2021-07-19 07:47 3KB

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GlobalFoundries to build second chip fab next to NY HQ

And increase output of Fab 8 plant by 150,000 wafers per year 2021-07-20 01:52 3KB

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Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 arrives

Planned 64-bit version of popular IDE hones in on code changes, debugging. 2021-07-19 20:36 2KB

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Uber brings grocery delivery to more than 400 cities across US

Uber has announced the expansion of its grocery delivery service, giving consumers in many cities another option for getting the items they need delivered to 2021-07-19 20:25 1KB

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The Dell XPS 13 9310, Razer and Logitech peripherals are on sale

We keep on getting amazing deals from, where we find several Windows laptops on sale, including the Dell XPS 13 9310 and more 2021-07-19 20:07 2KB

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The climate impact of wild pigs greater than a million cars

By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs are releasing around 4.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually across the globe, the equivalent of 1.1 million cars. 2021-07-19 20:06 3KB

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Ocean microbes team up brilliantly to gather food when it's scarce

What's a hungry marine microbe to do when the pickings are slim? It must capture nutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, or iron—to survive, yet in vast expanses of the ocean, nutrients are extremely scarce. And the stakes are high: Marine microbial communities drive many of the elemental cycles that sustain all life on Earth. 2021-07-19 20:04 3KB

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YouTube labeling videos from 'accredited hospitals' and showing 'from health sources' carousel

Google is partnering with institutions to use YouTube's scale to surface trusted health videos. A YouTube accredited hospitals label... 2021-07-19 19:14 2KB

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GMC developing a second all-electric pickup

An  EV revolution is underway at GM right now. A swarm of new battery-powered vehicles are under development, including a new all-electric GMC … 2021-07-19 19:13 2KB

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2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition marks the end of the road for VW's midsize sedan

It's time to say goodbye to the Volkswagen Passat -- in the US, anyway . VW of America announced the end of Passat production on Monday, … 2021-07-19 18:54 2KB

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Making clean hydrogen is hard, but researchers just solved a major hurdle

Researchers have found a low-cost way to solve one half of the water-splitting equation to produce hydrogen as clean energy -- using sunlight to efficiently split off oxygen molecules from water. The finding represents a step forward toward greater adoption of hydrogen as a key part of our energy infrastructure. 2021-07-19 18:34 4KB

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Best portable mini Bluetooth speaker for 2021: JBL, Bose, Sony and more

Audio technology has advanced  over the years. Not only have prices dropped on portable wireless Bluetooth speakers, but we've also seen an improvement in … 2021-07-19 18:19 1KB

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Apple Employees Continue to Fight Return to Campuses and Push for Better Remote Working Options

Apple has made it clear that most of its employees will not be able to work remotely on a permanent basis, but that isn't stopping some corporate... 2021-07-19 18:09 5KB

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Hubble telescope revived after a grueling month of darkness. Here’s what went wrong

NASA scientists think the problem came from a wonky power circuit, which told the satellite's computer to shut down. 2021-07-19 17:56 2KB

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The best VR headsets for the iPhone

Looking for the best VR headset for the iPhone? Here are our favorites to get you started exploring virtual worlds. 2021-07-19 17:49 6KB

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All the games that support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution can make your games run better, but only a few titles support it. Here are all the current and upcoming games that support FSR. 2021-07-19 17:36 9KB

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Scientists on the scent of flavor enhancement

Flavor is the name of the game for scientists who want to optimize food for consumption in ways that improve nutrition or combat obesity. 2021-07-19 17:21 5KB

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Nvidia’s 471.41 driver makes no difference to DLSS FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2

Last Friday we took a look at DLSS in Red Dead Redemption 2. Today however, three days on from our original analysis, Nvidia published a new Game Ready driver to offer 'players the best experience possible' when using DLSS in Red Dead Redemption 2. We ran a few benchmarks to see if the performance numbers have changed... 2021-07-19 20:37 3KB

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Living near woodlands is good for children and young people's mental health

Analysis of children and young people's proximity to woodlands has shown links with better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems, in research led by UCL and Imperial College London scientists that could influence planning decisions in urban areas. 2021-07-19 17:20 7KB

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Tail without a comet: The dusty remains of Comet ATLAS

A serendipitous flythrough of the tail of a disintegrated comet has offered scientists a unique opportunity to study these remarkable structures, in new research presented today at the National Astronomy Meeting 2021. 2021-07-19 17:16 3KB

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2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 reveal coming this fall -- and it screams

The C8-generation, mid-engined Corvette remains a tough car to find amid short supply . But, if you haven't gotten your hands on one … 2021-07-19 15:35 2KB

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Android and iOS Activations are Now Evenly Split in the U. S.

Activation of both iOS and Android are now evenly split into the United States. At the moment, there is little sign of movement towards either platform being the dominating one over the past two years. This is based on the data that was sourced by the Consumer Research Intelligence Partners (CIRP), According to CIRM, iOS […] 2021-07-19 15:23 2KB

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Bats in Tel Aviv enjoy a rich variety of food

A new Tel Aviv University study found that, like humans, bats living in Tel Aviv enjoy the wide variety and abundance of food that the city has to offer, in contrast to rural bats living in Beit Guvrin, who are content eating only one type of food. The study was led by research student Katya Egert-Berg, under the guidance of Prof. Yossi Yovel, head of Tel Aviv University's Sagol School of Neuroscience and a faculty member of the School of Zoology in the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, as well as a recipient of the 2021 Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research. The study was published in the journal BMC Biology. 2021-07-19 15:21 4KB

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Cosmic rays help supernovae explosions pack a bigger punch

The final stage of cataclysmic explosions of dying massive stars, called supernovae, could pack an up to six times bigger punch on the surrounding interstellar gas with the help of cosmic rays, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Oxford. The work will be presented by Ph.D. student Francisco Rodríguez Montero today (19 July) at the virtual National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2021). 2021-07-19 15:19 3KB

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Mechanisms to separately regulate synaptic vesicle release and recycling

Chemical synapses transmit information within the nervous system. When a presynaptic cell is electrically excited, synaptic vesicles fuse with the presynaptic membrane causing messenger substances within the vesicles to be released into the synaptic cleft. These then bind to receptors in the postsynaptic cell where they trigger an electrical signal once again. The temporal and spatial sequence of the incoming signals determines how information is processed and transmitted in the brain. In order to sustain their function in the long term, chemical synapses need to recycle synaptic vesicles to make them available for renewed signal transmission. Professor Carsten Duch and Professor Martin Heine and their respective research groups at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are investigating how the release and recycling of synaptic vesicles are coordinated. 2021-07-19 15:18 7KB

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A novel approach for developing new antibiotics

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a novel method for producing new antibiotics to combat resistant bacteria. Through an approach that would target bacteria with an antibiotic that is masked by a prodrug, which the bacteria would themselves remove, the researchers identified a method that would allow for development of new, effective antibiotics that could overcome issues of resistance. The findings were published today in eLife. 2021-07-19 15:16 4KB

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Remote sensing techniques help treat and manage hollow forests: Oak tree decline detected by advanced remote sensing techniques

New research shows that modelling hyperspectral- and thermal-based plant traits can help in the early detection of Phytophthora-induced symptoms in oak decline. 2021-07-19 15:05 2KB

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Dark heart of the nearest radio galaxy

Astronomers have imaged the heart of the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A in unprecedented detail. 2021-07-19 15:05 3KB

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At last: Separated and freshly bound

The carbon-hydrogen bonds in alkanes -- particularly those at the ends of the molecules, where each carbon has three hydrogen atoms bound to it -- are very hard to 'crack' if you want to replace the hydrogen atoms with other atoms. Methane (CH(4)) and ethane (CH(3)CH(3)) are made up, exclusively, of such tightly bound hydrogen atoms. A team of researchers has now described how they break these bonds while forming new carbon-nitrogen bonds (amidation). 2021-07-19 15:05 3KB

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Scientists create a 3D printed soft robotic hand that can play Nintendo's Super Mario Bros

Marking a major innovation in the world of robotics, scientists have managed to 3D print a soft robotic hand that is controlled by a single pressure control instead of multiple control lines. 2021-07-19 15:02 3KB

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Skyward Sword HD improves quality of life, but that was never the problem

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD fixes some annoyances, but can't fix the real problems. 2021-07-19 14:57 7KB

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Google is 'examining' a Scottish route on Google Maps that's been called 'potentially fatal'

Google is examining a Scottish mountain route that is often suggested within Google Maps and has been deemed "potentially fatal." 2021-07-19 14:46 3KB

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F1 2021 PS5 vs XSX vs PC Comparison Shows Near Perfect Performance

Following the game’s release, a new F1 2021 PS5 vs Xbox Series and PC comparison video has surfaced online. 2021-07-19 14:41 2KB

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Novel coronavirus discovered in British bats

A coronavirus related to the virus that causes Covid-19 in humans has been found in UK horseshoe bats. However, there is no evidence that this novel virus has been transmitted to humans, or that it could in future, unless it mutates. 2021-07-19 14:31 5KB

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Unsustainable Arctic shipping risks accelerating damage to the Arctic environment

The economic and environmental pros and cons of melting Arctic ice creating shorter shipping routes through the polar region are weighed up in ground-breaking research from experts in energy and transport. They conclude that policy makers must properly assess the environmental trade-offs and costs in addition to the commercial benefits and opportunities in Arctic shipping. The authors also want to see more incentives to drive technological developments that will accelerate the uptake of green fuels and technologies. 2021-07-19 14:30 4KB

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New alpine moth solves 180-year-old mystery

Butterflies and moths are among the most diverse animal groups. Scientists have found as many as 5,000 species from the Alps alone. Having been a place of intensive research for 250 years, it is considered a sensation if a new species is discovered from the mountain range these days. 2021-07-19 14:30 3KB

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Mathematical models and computer simulations are the new frontiers in COVID-19 drug trials

Researchers are using computer models to simulate COVID-19 infections on a cellular level which allows for virtual trials of drugs and vaccines, opening the possibility of pre-assessment for drug and vaccine efficacy against the virus. 2021-07-19 14:30 3KB

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Deconstructing the infectious machinery of SARS-CoV-2: Scientists collaborate to model the complex protein responsible for SARS-CoV-2 replication, revealing its potential weak spots for drug development

Scientists have published a comprehensive study that -- alongside other recent, complementary studies of coronavirus proteins and genetics -- represents the first step toward developing treatments for COVID-19. 2021-07-19 14:30 7KB

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Govt Implements Amendments To PPN Phase 1 and 2: Includes Cycling and Longer Opening Hours

Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced several amendments for Phase 1 and 2 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN). These changes in the policy are being implemented due to the increasing rate of vaccinated individuals among the general population.ADVERTISEMENT One of the main changes is the addition of cycling and non-contact individual sports […] 2021-07-19 13:59 2KB

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Google Duo Is Getting a Floating 'New Call' Button With Redesigned UI

Google Duo will soon get a home screen redesign where it gets a 'New Call' floating action button (FAB) in blue colour. Through the new FAB, users will be able to complete almost all actions of the video calling app. This is the first update for the app in almost a year. 2021-07-19 13:52 2KB

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Hubble reveals a 'rediscovered' star cluster

This image shows the globular cluster NGC 6380, which lies around 35,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpio (the Scorpion). Globular clusters are spherical groups of stars held together by gravity; they often contain some of the oldest stars in their galaxies. The very bright star at the top of the image is HD 159073, which is only around 4,000 light-years from Earth, making it a much nearer neighbor than NGC 6380. This image was taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, which, as its name suggests, has a wide field of view, meaning that it can image relatively large areas of the sky in enormous detail. 2021-07-19 11:12 2KB

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The tallest mountains on a neutron star are only millimeters high

Here on Earth, mountains get extremely tall, thousands and thousands of feet high. However, new models of neutron stars show that the tallest mountains on these 2021-07-19 11:09 2KB

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Malaysian Police Crush 1,069 Bitcoin Mining Rigs Using a Steamroller

The former owners stole over $2 million of electricity. 2021-07-19 11:00 1KB

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Ordnance Survey to take a poke at Pokémon-style gaming with outdoorsy AR adventure

Gamify all the things! 2021-07-19 15:35 3KB

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Chrome is getting a powerful screenshot and sharing tool

Google is extending the browser’s sharing options. 2021-07-19 09:39 2KB

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Researchers Find Multiple Flaws in Telegram Cloud Chats, Fix Issued

Telegram acknowledged the vulnerabilities highlighted by the researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London. The company has said the latest version of its app comes with fixes for all the flaws mentioned. Further, it adds, “None of the changes were critical, as no ways of deciphering or tampering with messages were discovered.” 2021-07-19 08:27 2KB

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Ihre Daten. Ihr Umfeld.

Yahoo ist Teil von Verizon Media . Durch Klicken auf " Alle akzeptieren " stimmen Sie zu, dass Verizon Media und unsere Partner Informationen durch die Nutzung von Cookies … 2021-07-19 22:04 1KB

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Dancing robots aren't scary, you clearly don't understand murder

What's so scary about a dancing robot when you live in a world where Predator drones can fly for nearly 30 hours straight just to kill one person? 2021-07-19 17:53 4KB

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Fujifilm GFX50S MK II release date, price, rumors and specs

The Fujifilm GFX50S MK II is expected to be the company's next medium format camera, so how will it differ from the rest of the GFX series? 2021-07-19 14:00 6KB

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Nokia XR20 Set To Have a Rugged Waterproof Design Nokia XR20 Set To Have a Rugged Waterproof Design

In recent news, Nokia is set to release a new phone, called the Nokia XR20, which is said to be rugged yet waterproof. This phone is set to launch by the end of the month. 2021-07-19 15:18 888Bytes

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Netflix's Sexy Beasts episode 6 recap: Let's talk about wattles

Finally, capping off season 1 of Sexy Beasts , Keleche, a pharmacy student from Knoxville, Tennessee, with a head of a rooster, sets out to find … 2021-07-19 08:00 3KB

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The best kids movies on Disney+ right now

Nobody does kid-friendly films better than Disney, and that's why Disney+ has one of the best lineups of kids movies that you can stream at a moment's notice! 2021-07-19 19:44 20KB

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The best Christmas movies on Netflix right now

Even summer is a great time to curl up with a feel-good Christmas movie, and these ones available to stream on Netflix will fit the bill all year long. 2021-07-19 17:47 12KB

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The Best Gaming Keyboards for 2021

Your keyboard is the most important weapon in your PC-gaming arsenal. Grab the right one with our advice and in-depth reviews, and dominate the competition. 2021-07-19 18:36 10KB

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Upserve POS point of sale system

In our Upserve POS evaluation, we explore the pros and cons of using this popular POS service provider for your business. 2021-07-19 16:19 6KB

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Cyberpunk 2077 Free DLC May Include New Weapons, New Game Plus Mode and More

According to recently datamined information, Cyberpunk 2077 free DLC will include new customization options, new weapons and more 2021-07-19 14:30 1KB

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Aruba waited months to notify customers regarding a recent data breach

Aruba waited until its investigation was complete to send out a data breach notification to its customers. 2021-07-19 21:00 2KB

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The Best Laser Printers for 2021

Today's laser printers deliver unparalleled speed, pristine text, and reliable paper handling. If that's what you need, find the best one for your home or office with our shopping tips and list of top-rated models, based on our deep-dive reviews. 2021-07-19 20:02 16KB

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Grab the Sennheiser CX 400BT wireless earbuds at one of the lowest prices ever

Right now, you can grab a pair of Sennheiser CX 400BT wireless earbuds at half the usual price in the US and UK. 2021-07-19 15:50 2KB

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Best kids electric cars for 2021

If you're trying to get your human children (or perhaps your adventurous pets) interested in cars, a battery-powered ride-on electric car is … 2021-07-19 20:30 2KB

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Best speakerphone in 2021 for working from home

The microphones and speakers on our  laptops  and mobile devices aren't horrible (by which I mean they're usable). But now that working from … 2021-07-19 17:09 1KB

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Study shows why second dose of COVID-19 vaccine shouldn't be skipped

The second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine induces a powerful boost to a part of the immune system that provides broad antiviral protection, according to a new study. 2021-07-19 16:02 8KB

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Sony Direct PS5 restock: date and time confirmed – if you have the email invite

The Sony Direct PS5 restock will happen this week, and we have the date and time if you're still need to buy the PlayStation 5. 2021-07-19 20:59 3KB

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You Can Buy The Roborock S6 Pure For Only $409

Amazon has the Roborock S6 Pure discounted to just $459. That's a really great price for the S6 Pure. Considering this is normally priced at $599. It is 2021-07-19 19:50 2KB

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Seismic surveys have no significant impact on commercially valuable fish in NW Australia

New research has found marine seismic surveys used in oil and gas exploration are not impacting the abundance or behavior of commercially valuable fishes in the tropical shelf environment in north-western Australia. 2021-07-19 19:00 3KB

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Web hosting cybersecurity concerns

Phishing, malware and DDoS attacks are just a few of the ways hackers can try and take over your website. 2021-07-19 19:00 6KB

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Using archeology to better understand climate change

Throughout history, people of different cultures and stages of evolution have found ways to adapt, with varying success, to the gradual warming of the environment they live in. But can the past inform the future, now that climate change is happening faster than ever before? 2021-07-19 19:00 4KB

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Global satellite data shows clouds will amplify global heating

A new approach to analyze satellite measurements of Earth's cloud cover reveals that clouds are very likely to enhance global heating. 2021-07-19 19:00 4KB

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Oil giant Saudi Aramco hit by 1TB data breach

A cybercriminal group has managed to steal 1TB of proprietary company data from Saudi Aramco's third-party contractors. 2021-07-19 18:30 3KB

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Save 10% off this LED Fast Car Dual USB Charger

With today's highlighted deal get a car charger with voltage display and high voltage warning, this 4.8A intelligent fast charger ensures safe and secure charging. Now at 10% off via Neowin Deals. 2021-07-19 17:46 2KB

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HostPapa boosts SMB reliability with UptimeMate acquisition

Website monitoring services, often out of reach to SMBs, will now be available through HostPapa. 2021-07-19 16:51 2KB

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Learn Personal Finance Beginners Bundle Is Up For An Amazing Discount Offer For A few Days - Avail Now

Learn Personal Finance Beginners Bundle is going to help you become a better manager of your own money matters. So, avail offer right away. 2021-07-19 16:42 2KB

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Qnap launches Chinese-made NAS drive for SMBs

Taiwan’s Qnap uses domestically-made Chinese processor in new NAS solution. 2021-07-19 16:30 2KB

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Big tech and medical campus in Campbell lands buyer

A veteran real estate company has bought a big Campbell tech and medical office park for more than $100 million. 2021-07-19 16:13 2KB

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Consumers to drive the next wave of payments technology

The pandemic has created increased appetite for the adoption of new payment methods. 2021-07-19 14:12 4KB

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Why a culture of poor password hygiene continues to thrive

Passwords are key to unlocking access to sensitive data, yet poor password hygiene still exists. 2021-07-19 14:09 4KB

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Fortnite skins July 2021: all the skins coming to Fortnite and how to get them

Here are the latest leaks and official reveals for the Fortnite skins you can expect to see in the Battle Royale soon. 2021-07-19 13:47 6KB

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F1 live stream: how to watch every 2021 Grand Prix online from anywhere

We've already seen incredible racing this year - discover how to catch every Grand Prix online with an F1 live stream, anywhere in the world. 2021-07-19 13:47 4KB

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Current mortgage rates for July 19, 2021: Rates fall

A handful of principal mortgage rates trended lower today. 15-year fixed and 30-year fixed mortgage rates both trended lower. At the same time, … 2021-07-19 13:00 4KB

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Reliance acquires majority stake in local search engine Just Dial

Reliance Retail has acquired a stake of 40.95% for Rs. 3,497 crores in the country's leading local search engine platform Just Dial. 2021-07-19 12:18 2KB

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Can Opera finally sing on Google's Chromebooks and Windows 11?

Interview: Opera reveals its plans for the browser going forward. 2021-07-19 11:30 4KB

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Will mask wearing continue after COVID?

Mask mandates are in place in Victoria and New South Wales as these states continue to see COVID cases in the community. And public health experts have argued face masks will continue to be an important measure in our fight against the virus for some time to come. 2021-07-19 11:12 5KB

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Best external hard drives of 2021

Give your files a safe home with our pick of the best external hard drives, rated for value, size and portability. 2021-07-19 11:09 8KB

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Fake Zoom software is being used to target organizations

Threat actors are leveraging the prevalence of Zoom to pass off malware. 2021-07-19 10:07 2KB

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WWE Money in the Bank 2021: Results, John Cena return, match ratings and analysis

Money in the Bank 2021 was an excellent end to the COVID-era of wrestling, and the perfect way to welcome fans back into arenas . … 2021-07-19 08:42 1KB

Netflix’s new nerve-shredding horror movie has viewers jumping out of their seats

Attention, fans of scary movies: There's a slew of new horror movies on Netflix to terrify you, including a just-released Italian thriller. 2021-07-19 22:44 3KB

White House Dispute Exposes Facebook Blind Spot on Misinformation

The company doesn’t know some specifics about how falsehoods about Covid-19 and vaccines for the virus spread on its social network. 2021-07-19 22:40 8KB

Using AI and Data Analytics to Monetize Data: 4 Techniques

Companies can monetize data by using metrics to upsell and improve customer experience, among other techniques. 2021-07-19 21:54 7KB

Snapchat’s Bitmoji avatars get 3D upgrade rolling out now in US

Starting today, Snapchat users can enable 3D Bitmoji avatars on their profile, giving them a more polished and dynamic version of the 2D avatars many people use 2021-07-19 21:45 2KB

Personality Lessons for CIOs: Leverage Your Strengths, But Remain Adaptive

Research shows that CIOs tend to have a certain personality type. By understanding the strengths and blind spots of this personality type, CIOs can become more adaptable, working better with the C-suite as well as their IT staff. 2021-07-19 21:28 6KB

The Mandalorian Season 3 and Book of Boba Fett are separate shows, in production now

When the credits rolled for the final episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, there was a bit of confusion from fans. It was suggested in the post-credits sequence 2021-07-19 21:27 2KB

5 challenges to implementing QA strategy in data and analytics projects

Developing a QA strategy for unstructured data and analytics can be a trying and elusive process, but there are several things we've learned that can improve accuracy of results. 2021-07-19 21:25 856Bytes

Writing fake online reviews could be made illegal

A plan to crack down on online rip-offs has been outlined by the government. 2021-07-19 21:22 4KB

ECU-tuned cars will now automatically flunk California smog testing

Here's a good reminder to anyone running a tuned car out in California : As of today, July 19, the state's notoriously strict smog … 2021-07-19 21:04 2KB

Fighting an emerging cybercrime trend

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has again secured a court order to take down malicious infrastructure used by cybercriminals using “homoglyph” ­– or imposter – domains. In the Eastern District of Virginia a court order has been issued requiring domain registrars to disable service on malicious domains that have been used to impersonate Microsoft customers and commit fraud. 2021-07-19 21:03 878Bytes

Best action cameras of 2021

The  GoPro is often the first brand name that comes to mind when you think of action cams -- and for good reason. GoPros are lightweight, … 2021-07-19 21:00 1KB

The best movies on Peacock right now

Get ready for a summer of classic dramas, comedy, horror, and action films thanks to Peacock's enticing lineup of movies that you can stream right now. 2021-07-19 20:46 24KB

WWE is using TikTok to find its next SummerSlam ring announcer

Here's a new way to show your chops. Weeks after TikTok launched a resume feature , the social video app is teaming up with WWE … 2021-07-19 20:44 1KB

RapidScale: Combining Technical Acumen with a Strong Focus on the “People” Side of Technology

RapidScale is growing with a unique blend of application delivery, a strong focus on security and compliance, and a commitment to the “people” side of technology. 2021-07-19 20:43 5KB

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution—Ready for Today’s Operational Mission

Oracle’s Mark Johnson hosts a panel of IT strategists. They discuss how Oracle Cloud VMware Solution delivers security, predictability and control for operationally critical, VMware-based applications operating in Oracle Cloud. 2021-07-19 20:35 8KB

Man in China dies of rare 'monkey B' virus

It's the first reported human case of this virus in China. 2021-07-19 20:34 2KB

Discrete Graphics Might Soon Make Chromebooks Truly Game-Ready

Based on a couple of recent reports from Tom's Guide and The Verge, Chromebooks could soon ship with discrete graphics. For clarity, that's a separate 2021-07-19 20:34 3KB

Incredible supermassive black hole images settle old questions – and raise new ones

An unprecedented image of a supermassive black hole and its vast extragalactic radio jet has been captured for the first time, raising new questions about our 2021-07-19 20:30 3KB

Guy Who Started Wikipedia Says Wikipedia Is Untrustworthy

Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger seems to have turned on his own creation, saying that the site can't be relied on to be truthful. 2021-07-19 23:42 2KB

Fintech keeps minting billionaires as Robinhood co-founders prepare for massive IPO

Based on the middle of Robinhood's expected IPO price range provided on Monday, co-founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt each own stakes worth about $2.6 billion. 2021-07-19 20:21 6KB

IBM shows strongest revenue growth in three years

IBM reported the fastest revenue growth in three years as it laps a quarter that saw impact from the coronavirus. The company's consulting unit grew almost 12%. 2021-07-19 20:09 2KB

New study examines commuter characteristics and traffic pollution exposure among commuters

The link between on-road traffic and air pollution is well-known, as are the negative health impacts of pollution exposure. However, the many factors that may influence commuters' exposure to pollutants—such as frequency, time, and duration of commute—and the overall impact of commuting remains a matter of on-going scientific discovery. 2021-07-19 20:06 3KB

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Costs as Much Per Month as Leasing an Entire Car

Tesla is now offering its Full Self-Driving subscription, a semi-autnomous driving feature, for a cool $199 a month, a substantial amount of money. 2021-07-19 23:42 2KB

From Automated to Autonomous – Manufacturing Industry Digital Transformation

The manufacturing industry is one of the leading sectors starting or speeding up digital transformation. Particularly hard hit by supply chain issues, the sector wants to ensure resilience to business disruption and not be caught again by events with global consequences. 2021-07-19 20:02 5KB

The best identity theft monitoring services for 2021

It's important to protect your personal information, but not always easy to determine the best way to do that.  Bigger data breaches are … 2021-07-19 20:00 7KB

Midea Cube 35-Pint Smart Wi-Fi Dehumidifier (MAD35S1QWT)

A smart way to keep humidity out of your home 2021-07-19 19:58 7KB

Report: 41% of GRC pros adopting cloud-based technology in post-pandemic recovery

A report by Galvanize revealed insights into the workloads and technological outlook for governance, risk and compliance professionals. Find out what you need to know about this field. 2021-07-19 19:56 888Bytes

TCL Nxtwear G Smart Glasses

A TV that sits on your face—and pinches your nose 2021-07-19 19:54 10KB

Will virtual happy hours go offline as COVID-19 restrictions ease and in-person social events return?

Zoom business meetings, happy hours and virtual gym classes are the norm now. Well now you can add summer camp to that list, too. … 2021-07-19 19:48 793Bytes

Baby Birds Are Leaping From Their Nests and Dying Because of Extreme Heat

The extreme heat in Oregon and California is so bad that baby birds are trying to escape and plumetting from their nests before they can fly. 2021-07-19 23:42 2KB

Coalition for App Fairness: Apple is Using Subpoenas to Punish Opponents by Prying Into Confidential Communications

Apple has filed a subpoena against the Coalition for App Fairness, requesting details on their communications as Apple fights a series of antitrust... 2021-07-19 19:46 2KB

Newsom signs $12 billion bill to fight homelessness

It’s the most money a state has ever invested in the homelessness crisis at one time, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. 2021-07-19 19:46 4KB

Novel autoantibody adds fuel to COVID-19 'firestorm' of inflammation, blood clots: The finding will likely help physicians develop targeted therapies for future COVID patients

Researchers have discovered another functional autoantibody in COVID-19 patients that contributes to the disease's development and the 'firestorm' of blood clots and inflammation it induces. The autoantibody makes it much harder for the body to degrade neutrophil extracellular traps, the toxic webs of DNA and proteins produced by overactive immune cells at heightened levels in COVID patients. 2021-07-19 19:35 5KB

When money's tight, parents talk less to kids; could this explain the word gap? Tackling income inequality could boost low-income children's vocabulary, new study suggests

Parenting deficiencies have long been blamed for the vocabulary gap between low-income children and their more affluent peers. But new research implicates the economic context in which parenting takes place -- in other words, the wealth gap. 2021-07-19 19:35 5KB

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge US price confirmed with a charging treat

Volvo has priced up its 2022 C40 Recharge for the US, the automaker's second all-electric car, and it's throwing in a public charging perk to take any sting off 2021-07-19 19:29 3KB

Dr. Scott Gottlieb urges social media platforms to curb Covid vaccine misinformation

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that social media giants are falling short of their responsibility to regulate the spread of vaccine misinformation. 2021-07-19 19:23 5KB

Touchscreen not working? Here's how to remove Green box and disable Talkback on Android smartphone

Ever noticed your phone's touchscreen is not working? Want to remove Green box on your Android smartphone? If you encounter a Green box on the homescreen, and 2021-07-19 19:22 1KB

LGBTQ students face more bullying and less help in conservative schools

Washington State University has published a new study that investigates instances of LGBTQ+ bullying experienced by students in the state, revealing where this 2021-07-19 19:20 2KB

The 6 best Chromebook deals for students

Schools are planning to return to in-person learning this fall, but that doesn't mean your kids will stop doing much of their school … 2021-07-19 19:18 1KB

The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2021

Windows Defender is improving, but you still shouldn't rely on it by itself. That doesn’t mean you have to pay extra, though! We’ve tested the top free antivirus apps so you can protect your PC for free. 2021-07-19 19:18 9KB

Microsoft unveils plans to sunset Xamarin Community Toolkit

Software Development News Included in the plans is info about the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit and a backwards compatible version of the Xamarin Community Toolkit. 2021-07-19 19:08 2KB

Real-life Pikachus eat yak poop to survive Tibetan winters

Pikas eat yak poop to help them survive winters at high altitudes on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in Asia. 2021-07-19 19:07 3KB

These guys will pay you $1,000 to just watch Netflix and Amazon for a month

Want to make a quick $1,000? This organization will pay you to watch Netflix and Amazon Prime shows, and fill out a questionnaire. 2021-07-19 19:05 3KB

This advanced acetylcholine supplement boosts your brain for superior mental clarity

If you’ve been feeling a little hazy or cloudy lately, you might benefit from a brain boost supplement like Acetylcholine Brain Food from Natural Stacks. 2021-07-19 22:40 3KB

Epicentre of major Amazon droughts and fires saw 2.5 billion trees and vines killed

A major drought and forest fires in the Amazon rainforest killed billions of trees and plants and turned one of the world's largest carbon sinks into one of its biggest polluters. 2021-07-19 19:00 5KB

Snake photos: Pythons swallow crocodiles and other animals… whole

Here's a look at the gruesome ways pythons take down their prey, from rats and mice to spotted deer and crocodiles. See photos of the snakes in action. 2021-07-19 18:38 7KB

Robotic neck brace can help analyze cancer treatment impacts

A new robotic neck brace may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and may help guide their recovery. 2021-07-19 18:34 4KB

Why MS patients develop progressive disability

Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. Researchers assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases. 2021-07-19 18:34 3KB

DNA duplication linked to the origin and evolution of pine trees and their relatives

A new study shows that DNA duplication has been vitally important throughout the evolutionary history of gymnosperms, a diverse group of seed plants that includes pines, cypresses, sequoias, ginkgos and cycads. 2021-07-19 18:34 8KB

RNA modification may protect against liver disease

An RNA modification may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a new study. The modification may also explain why females tend to have higher fat content in the liver. 2021-07-19 18:34 2KB

Ethereum Co-founder Anthony Di Iorio Fears 'Personal Safety'; Cuts Ties With Cryptocurrency Industry

The Ethereum co-founder's decision to leave cryptocurrency comes after Dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer slammed the industry in a series of tweets. 2021-07-19 18:33 3KB

Indians searched more on immunity, home fitness, e-learning during pandemic: Report

There has been a massive increase in searches related to physical fitness, financial investments, entertainment, e-learning searches in the last one year as people continued to shelter at place and work from home due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, revealed a report on Monday. 2021-07-19 18:31 3KB

Pixel Exclusive 'Heads Up' Feature Appears On Other Devices

The Heads up feature, which was exclusive to Pixel Phones, is now rolling out to other phones with the Digital Wellbeing app. 2021-07-19 18:26 2KB

Stardock announces Fences 3.1 update arriving July 22, beta available now

The 3.1 update for Fences improves startup time and adds a new feature: Target Based Rules for something like a Steam link, or any other .lnk, .url, or .website files right within their fences. 2021-07-19 18:16 2KB

Chrome OS will be able to schedule light/dark mode for sunset or a specific time

Chrome OS's long-in-development dark mode & light mode will be able to be scheduled based on sunset or a time you specify. 2021-07-19 18:10 1KB

Tech professionals make up to 85% more than state averages in other industries

Silicon Valley is a great place to earn top dollar, but getting your money's worth out of your salary may make you look in locations that aren't considered top tech hubs. 2021-07-19 18:00 864Bytes

Next-generation firewall capabilities with Azure Firewall Premium

Following the preview release announced in February 2021, we are announcing the general availability release of Azure Firewall Premium. Key features in this release include: TLS Inspection, IDPS, Web Categories, and URL Filtering. 2021-07-19 17:57 3KB

The best dramas on Netflix right now

Academy Award-nominated originals and a dazzling lineup of movies from other studios give Netflix a winning hand when it comes to dramas you can stream now! 2021-07-19 17:56 18KB

11 Essential Apps for Protecting Your Privacy Online

Everywhere you look, it seems some company is either spying on its users or failing to protect users' data. Protecting yourself might seem like a hopeless task, but these top privacy apps can really make a difference. 2021-07-19 17:53 16KB

Why returning to office will be 10 times harder than the transition to working from home

Michigan's governor says her state is easing workplace safety rules imposed due to the pandemic, clearing the way for people to return to offices … 2021-07-19 17:52 857Bytes

You’re about to get a new stimulus check no one else gets if you live in this one state

A new California stimulus check initiative is giving residents of that state another $600. On top of the IRS checks that were just sent out. 2021-07-19 17:51 3KB

Women were four times more likely to cite flexibility as the reason for starting a business

The pandemic saw many women drop out of the workforce, but quite a few of them started their own businesses. 2021-07-19 17:51 775Bytes

Hyper Releases Stackable GaN Chargers With Up to 1600W of Power From a Single Wall Outlet

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, accessory maker Hyper today announced that its stackable 65W and 100W chargers based on space saving and... 2021-07-19 17:50 1KB

The realization of curved relativistic mirrors to reflect high-power laser pulses

One of the topics investigated in recent physics studies is strong-field quantum electrodynamics (SF-QED). So far, this area has rarely been explored before, mainly because the experimental observation of SF-QED processes would require extremely high light intensities (>1025W/cm2), over three orders of magnitude higher than those attained using the most intense PetaWatt (PW)-class lasers available today. 2021-07-19 17:50 8KB

Tribit StormBox Micro

A weatherproof speaker for a song 2021-07-19 17:44 5KB

The best Ikea smart home gadgets

From smart lighting to automated blinds, Ikea has everything you need to kickstart a fully functioning smart home. Here are some of our favorite products. 2021-07-19 17:44 6KB

To Fight Overpopulation, India May Pay People to Get Sterilized

The Indian state Uttar Pradesh just proposed new population control policies that include cash incentives for voluntary sterilization. 2021-07-19 21:36 2KB

Google Play Payment Policy may be delayed owing to antitrust lawsuit

In the first week of July, Google saw itself amidst an antitrust lawsuit for Play Store filed by 37 attorney generals, representing the 36 US states. This was triggered by the last September’s Payment Policy, which requires some developers to update their apps to comply with Google Play’s billing system for certain types of transactions. […] 2021-07-19 17:42 2KB

Everything we know so far about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Marvel's sorcerer supreme, Doctor Strange, will team up with Scarlet Witch in what might be the MCU's first horror movie. Here's what we know about it so far. 2021-07-19 17:37 7KB

Paytm Payment Gateway enables payment from fixed deposits a/c held with partner IndusInd Bank

Digital payments and financial services firm Paytm said Paytm Payments Bank's customers can now make instant payments through its payment gateway using balances available in their fixed deposit account held with its partner bank, IndusInd Bank. 2021-07-19 17:35 2KB

Polaroid Go

A tiny instant camera with a big cute factor, but so-so results 2021-07-19 17:29 4KB

Photos: Colorful 80’s mansion on San Mateo Coast listed for $15M

A mansion in El Granada on the San Mateo Coast offers surprising 80’s glam for $15 million. 2021-07-19 17:27 1KB

Report: More than half the World's population will use digital banking by 2026

Rapid digital transformation driven by COVID-19 has caused big banks to become innovative. Smaller financial organizations must follow the leaders to avoid being left behind, says Juniper Research. 2021-07-19 17:27 923Bytes

Freeze drying, oral health experiments make speedy return from space station aboard SpaceX Dragon

A suite of International Space Station scientific experiments soon journey back to Earth aboard the 22nd SpaceX commercial resupply services mission for NASA. Scientists on the ground look forward to having their experiments back within hours, an advantage that could provide better results. Dragon undocks from the space station July 7. 2021-07-19 17:27 5KB

The best stand-up comedy on Netflix right now

Netflix is the streaming service king of stand-up comedy. Check out our updated list of the best stand-up comedy on Netflix right now. 2021-07-19 17:26 37KB

Reading the Zoom Tea Leaves

Companies are starting to make big bets on how we’ll all behave after the pandemic ends. 2021-07-19 17:25 5KB

The best anime on Hulu right now

It's hard to go wrong with Hulu if you've ever loved Anime. Now, you can spend your summer with the classic anime shows from Japan, plus modern hits. 2021-07-19 17:23 24KB

Experts challenge current understanding of transition dairy cow health

For dairy cows, the transition period—the time between a cow giving birth and beginning to produce milk—brings the greatest possibility of health problems. The current widespread belief is that the effects of excess nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA) in the bloodstream and the ensuing hyperketonemia during this period, coupled with low levels of available calcium, are largely responsible for disorders such as mastitis, metritis, retained placenta, and poor fertility. Much attention has therefore been devoted to regulating NEFA and calcium levels in transition cows—yet all these efforts have not made the transition period less of a challenge to cows and, hence, to farmers, with approximately 75 percent of disease occurring during the first months postpartum. Dairy producers literally pay the price in terms of reduced milk production, costs of treatment, early culling of cows, reduced reproductive abilities, and animal welfare. 2021-07-19 17:19 5KB

Human action key to antibiotic resistance in giant tortoises of Galapagos

The Giant Galapagos tortoises which live in contact with human farming and tourism activities, or in urbanized zones, have more bacterial resistance to antibiotics than those that live in more isolated ecosystems. 2021-07-19 17:19 3KB

The 38 best movies on HBO right now

HBO has lined up a terrific lineup of movies that you can watch on TV or stream right now! 2021-07-19 17:12 30KB

Google replacing classic Hangouts with Chat for more Workspace users ahead of enterprise shutdown

For enterprise users, Google has a multi-stage plan to shut down classic Hangouts and move Workspace customers to Chat. The latest step... 2021-07-19 17:10 2KB

California will pay off $2 billion in unpaid utility bills to avoid shutoffs

Lawmakers have agreed to pay off $2 billion of Californians’ utilities debt, but haven’t extended the shutoff moratoria past Sept. 30. One family’s experience of surviving a heatwave without water … 2021-07-19 17:09 15KB

Can consciousness be explained by quantum physics? My research takes us a step closer to finding out

New experiments could help scientists settle the longstanding debate about whether consciousness is generated by quantum activity. 2021-07-19 17:08 6KB

Markets plunge as investors dump stocks, buy bonds as virus fears flare again

Resurgent pandemic worries are knocking stocks lower from Wall Street to Sydney on Monday, fueled by fears that faster-spreading variants of the virus may upend the economy’s strong recovery. 2021-07-19 17:08 6KB

You can currently sign up for a free Kindle Unlimited subscription

Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial for its Kindle Unlimited subscription, which includes access to magazines, books, audiobooks, and more. 2021-07-19 17:01 2KB

SmartThings Energy: Convenient Home Energy Management for More Sustainable Living

SmartThings Energy, a new service within Samsung Electronics’ Internet of Things (IoT) app, allows users to take control of their energy consumption by 2021-07-19 12:08 5KB

Our top picks for 5G phones

The super-fast data speeds of 5G aren't just limited to the wealthy -- we're now seeing the service become available on much more … 2021-07-19 17:00 1KB

DXRacer Master review

Serious support matched with serious appearance and pricing. 2021-07-19 16:51 9KB

MSI MPG QUIETUDE 100S PC Chassis Compared To Fractal Design R6, Silent Operation With High-Performance Fans

MSI has compared its upcoming MPG QUIETUDE 100S Silent PC Chassis to Fractal Design's R6 in a head to head battle of thermals & noise. 2021-07-19 16:34 3KB

Viking 'piggy bank' hoard discovered on Isle of Man

The 'piggy bank' contained an early version of Bitcoin. 2021-07-19 16:32 5KB

How to Remove Archived Box From Top of WhatsApp Chat Screen

the Archived box appears at the top of the chat screen. If this annoys you, here's how you can remove archived box from the top of the WhatsApp chat screen. 2021-07-19 16:29 2KB

Best steam cleaners and mops 2021: Cleaners for deep grime

Cleaning is something we all have to do - or, at least, we're hoping that's the case. 2021-07-19 16:22 4KB

Positive online civility trends reversed one year into the pandemic, new Microsoft study shows

Teenagers and adults in 18 countries said perceptions of online civility have deteriorated one year into the global pandemic, new Microsoft research shows. 2021-07-19 16:22 754Bytes

Royal Navy tests drones above and below waves

A broad exercise saw the navy test scouts, resupply, and underwater reconnaissance drones. 2021-07-19 16:21 2KB

Best free, public DNS servers in 2021: Boost your internet speed with these services

Connect online using the best free and public DNS servers, and you could have a faster and safer surfing experience than through your ISP. 2021-07-19 16:20 8KB

Marvel might have just answered our biggest question about ‘Loki’

Marvel has partially answered our biggest Loki timeline question: How does the show fit chronologically with the rest of the MCU? 2021-07-19 16:17 5KB

Olympic Organizers: Actually Those Cardboard Beds Can Withstand Vigorous Sex

Rumors spread online that cardboard beds provided to Olympic athletes in Tokyo were designed as a way to discourage sex. Officials are calling it fake news. 2021-07-19 19:37 3KB

Travel Troubleshooter: My refund is a no-show for this Show of the Month Club trip

Mary Roberts has been waiting nine months for a refund for her canceled train trip with Show of the Month Club. How much longer should she hold on? 2021-07-19 16:15 2KB

Renewable energy OK, but not too close to home

When it comes to transitioning from carbon-based to renewable source energy systems, Americans are on board. They're less keen, however, having these new energy infrastructures built close to their homes. 2021-07-19 16:03 5KB

New material could mean lightweight armor, protective coatings

Research has identified a new material that may lead to lightweight armor, protective coatings, blast shields and other impact-resistant structures. 2021-07-19 16:03 4KB

Non-neuronal cells drive sex differences in early brain development

A new study shows that during development, brain cells may find different ways to connect with each other based on sex. 2021-07-19 16:03 3KB

New metric for designing safer streets

A new study shows how biometric data can be used to find potentially challenging and dangerous areas of urban infrastructure. By analyzing eye-tracking data from cyclists navigating Philadelphia's streets, researchers found that these individual-based metrics can provide a more proactive approach for designing safer roadways for bicyclists and pedestrians. 2021-07-19 16:02 6KB

PAC Coin's David Gokhshtein Slams 'Crypto Haters'; Says Kids Should be Encouraged to Buy Coins

David Gokhshtein has come out in support of the crypto market after Dogecoin co-founder Jackson Palmer criticized it. 2021-07-19 16:01 3KB

How To Recover Deleted Files From Android Devices Without Root

Did you know that you can easily recover data from your Android device even after it’s been deleted? And without having to root that device? Well, you 2021-07-19 16:00 3KB

The best coolers of 2021

Having a decent and dependable cooler becomes an essential tool during the summer, when you're probably planning  barbecues ,  backyard get-togethers  or even … 2021-07-19 16:00 14KB

Space Has Better Internet than Antarctica, But that Might Change

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. A proposed fiber optic cable could make it easier for scientists to transmit crucial climate data 2021-07-19 16:00 12KB

ELSA Releases Project Cars 3 x ERAZOR RTX 3060 Ti LHR Collaboration

Wccftech ELSA Releases Project Cars 3 x ERAZOR RTX 3060 Ti LHR Collaboration elsa, erazor rtx 3060 ti, project cars 3, inno3d twin x2 2021-07-19 15:58 2KB

New toolkit aims to help teams create responsible human-AI experiences

Microsoft has released the Human-AI eXperience (HAX) Toolkit to help teams implement best practices when creating AI technologies that interact with people. 2021-07-19 15:56 690Bytes

Marvel has 'no real plan' for Young Avengers film – so will it happen?

Marvel Studios has "no real plan" to make a Young Avengers MCU movie, according to one WandaVision star – but is it a possibility? 2021-07-19 15:55 4KB

How to quickly run diagnostics on your Chromebook

Is your Chromebook acting up? Jack Wallen introduces you to the ChromeOS Diagnostic tool, with which you can run hardware tests on your Chromebook. 2021-07-19 15:51 722Bytes

13 of the largest machines and vehicles you've ever seen

Mankind is pretty good at creating mammoth machines to do our bidding and to make our lives easier. Supersized machines that take the skies, seas and 2021-07-19 15:51 8KB

Doctors Say They Found a Protein Linking All Cancers

Scientists were able to lump every kind of cancer out there into two categories based on whether they express a single protein. 2021-07-19 19:37 2KB

Bird rescue operation in Long Beach seeks to save elegant terns

It's been a tough year for elegant terns in Southern California. 2021-07-19 15:40 5KB

Cigarette butts are poisoning shoreline animals. This beach rover may help clean all that up

Visit the post for more. 2021-07-19 15:38 6KB

How to remove duplicate Excel records before running a mail merge with Word

If your source data is in Excel and has duplicates, run Power Query to remove those duplicates before running a Word mail merge. 2021-07-19 15:38 767Bytes

Russia Successfully Tests Zircon Hypersonic Missile as Putin Eyes Futuristic Weapons

The 3M22 Zircon or the SS-N-33 is a maneuvering anti-ship hypersonic cruise missile. It successfully hit a target directly at a range of over 350km. 2021-07-19 15:33 3KB

SAP uses Scalpel to carve shape of post-Brexit UK ambitions

Multinational software peddler decides Maidenhead just doesn't have the je ne sais quoi it needs 2021-07-19 19:37 2KB

Honda has realized its EV transition plan may not be good enough

Honda is preparing to accelerate its EV roadmap, considering pulling forward the launch of new electric models after talk in Europe about much stricter 2021-07-19 15:28 4KB

Scientists develop novel 3D robotic motion phantom that can reproduce human lung motion

A group of Indian scientists have developed a novel and cheap 3D robotic motion phantom that can reproduce human lung motion during breathing which can be used to check if the radiation is being correctly focussed on a moving target, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said on Monday. 2021-07-19 15:24 4KB

Why red hot chili peppers are growing on the International Space Station

The newest sort of tasty experimentally-grown food to hit the International Space Station are chile (or chili) peppers. Red and green chili peppers, sent to the 2021-07-19 15:19 2KB

Toyota scraps Tokyo Olympics ads in Japan, despite being banner sponsor

Toyota will not air any ads during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics , set to kick off this week, despite being the games' headline sponsor. Reuters reported Monday … 2021-07-19 15:18 2KB

Newly-introduced butterfly could become widespread in Canada

This summer, if you see a butterfly with wings that are blue on top with orange spots underneath, you may have crossed paths with a male European Common Blue (or Polyommatus icarus), a newly introduced species in Canada. 2021-07-19 15:15 4KB

To die or not to die in response to stress: A decision regulated by MK2 protein levels

Living organisms are often exposed to stress stimuli generated either by external or internal factors, and they need to respond accordingly. At a cellular level, stress usually triggers the activation of survival pathways that contribute to the recovery of cell homeostasis. However, when stress is too high, a process of cell death is initiated that eliminates the damaged cell. 2021-07-19 15:12 3KB

Roborock's Auto-Empty Dustbin Ships On August 14

After much anticipation, we finally know when you can get your hands on the Roborock Auto-Empty Dustbin, and you can actually pre-order it now. Pre-orders 2021-07-19 15:11 2KB

How financial hardship affects voter turnout

Many studies have shown that poverty hampers political participation. For the first time, Max Schaub has examined the influence of acute financial hardship on political participation—situations, often lasting only a few days, in which money is so tight that it no longer covers the bare necessities. These situations are experienced primarily by people living below the poverty line. In Germany, that includes about 16 percent of the population—the unemployed, retired persons with small pensions, and single parents—social groups whose monthly budget is often spent down to the last euro. Unexpected circumstances will immediately plunge them into financial difficulties. 2021-07-19 15:10 4KB

Inadequate protection for women and girls seeking refuge in Germany

Germany is not meeting its legal obligations to protect refugee women and girls from discrimination. This is the conclusion of a "shadow report" by the University of Göttingen, the association Pro Asyl and the refugee councils of Bavaria, Hesse, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Shadow reports are a useful tool to present important information in parallel with official government reports. Based on current research results and a survey of 65 women's counseling centers, psychosocial counseling centers and institutions working with refugees from all 16 federal states, the study finds that Germany does not adequately protect refugee women and girls and does not meet the requirements of the Istanbul Convention. 2021-07-19 15:10 3KB

Yellowstone rattled by swarm of more than 140 earthquakes in past day, geologists say

A swarm of more than 141 earthquakes is rattling Yellowstone National Park, geologists said. 2021-07-19 15:10 2KB

The current drought is worldwide. Here's how different places are fighting it

The world is facing unprecedented levels of drought. 2021-07-19 15:10 7KB

Colorado parks officials monitoring birds for lethal 'mysterious disease'

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are monitoring the state's bird population after a "mysterious disease" has killed many in the mid-Atlantic region. 2021-07-19 15:09 2KB

SD Times news digest: Julia Computing Series A, Windows Terminal preview 1.10 released, Kdan Mobile raises $16 million in Series B funding

Software Development News Julia Computing Series A, Windows Terminal preview 1.10 released, Kdan Mobile raises $16 million in Series B funding. 2021-07-19 15:09 3KB

Scientists uncover drivers of phenotypic innovation and diversification in gymnosperms

Determining the major drivers of species diversification and phenotypic innovation across the Tree of Life is one of the grand challeges in evolutionary biology. 2021-07-19 15:06 3KB

Researcher's work with flies could be birth control boon: New testing technique could quickly find new ways to suppress ovulation with few side effects.

When it comes to making eggs, female flies and female humans are surprisingly similar. And that could be a boon for women seeking better birth control methods, a researcher reports. 2021-07-19 15:05 3KB

Novel techniques extract more accurate data from images degraded by environmental factors

A team of researchers has developed novel approaches using computer vision and deep learning to resolve the problem of low-level vision in videos caused by rain and night-time conditions, as well as improve the accuracy of 3D human pose estimation in videos. 2021-07-19 15:05 4KB

The era of single-spin color centers in silicon carbide is approaching

Prof. Li Chuanfeng, Prof. Xu Jinshi and their colleagues from Prof. Guo Guangcan's group at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), realized the high-contrast readout and coherent manipulation of a single silicon carbide divacancy color center electron spin at room temperature for the first time. They were working in cooperation with Prof. Adam Gali, from the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Hungary. This work was published in National Science Review on July 5, 2021. 2021-07-19 15:05 4KB

For concussion patients, CTs offer window into recovery: Study matches brain imaging with prognosis, showing lingering impairment for some

CT scans for patients with concussion provide critical information about their risk for long-term impairment and potential to make a complete recovery - findings that underscore the need for physician follow-up. 2021-07-19 15:05 6KB

Scientists adopt deep learning for multi-object tracking: Their novel framework achieves state-of-the-art performance without sacrificing efficiency in public surveillance tasks

Researchers have adapted deep learning techniques in a multi-object tracking framework, overcoming short-term occlusion and achieving remarkable performance without sacrificing computational speed. 2021-07-19 15:05 4KB

High respiratory efforts in COVID-19 patients could result in self-inflicted lung injury, study shows

Some COVID-19 patients who experience acute respiratory failure respond by significantly increasing their respiratory effort -- breathing faster and more deeply. There is concern among some doctors that this level of respiratory effort can lead to further damage to these patients' lungs. Working with intensive care clinicians, engineering researchers have used computational modeling to provide new evidence that high respiratory efforts in COVID-19 patients can produce pressures and strains inside the lung that can result in injury. 2021-07-19 15:05 3KB

A small molecule induces readthrough of cystic fibrosis CFTR nonsense mutations

An experimental drug suggests that a 'path is clearly achievable' to treat currently untreatable cases of cystic fibrosis disease caused by nonsense mutations. This includes about 11 percent of cystic fibrosis patients, as well as patients with other genetic diseases. 2021-07-19 15:05 7KB

Firefighters found to have persistent lung damage from Fort McMurray wildfire

Firefighters at the center of the battle against the massive Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire in 2016 have persistent lung damage, according to new findings by a occupational health research team. The firefighters had more than double the risk of developing asthma compared with the general population. They also exhibited a number of changes in lung function tests supportive of an effect on the lungs, including greater lung hyperreactivity and increased thickening of the bronchial wall. 2021-07-19 15:05 5KB

Best travel tripod 2021: the 12 finest lightweight tripods for your camera

Lightweight, strong and compact, we rank the best travel tripods you can buy right now. 2021-07-19 15:04 13KB

Why is the eastern monarch butterfly disappearing?

Michigan State University ecologists led an international research partnership of professional and volunteer scientists to reveal new insights into what's driving the already-dwindling population of eastern monarch butterflies even lower. 2021-07-19 15:00 8KB

Andreessen Horowitz taps 30-year-old partner Arianna Simpson to help run world's largest crypto fund

Andreessen Horowitz is adding another partner to help deploy its $2.2 billion cryptocurrency fund. 2021-07-19 15:00 4KB

Best smart cooking thermometers 2021: Connected temperature probes to help you achieve meat perfection

Cooking is a precise art - you might be forgiven for thinking that it's all instincts and genius. 2021-07-19 14:59 4KB

29 awesome Lego-themed Instagram accounts worth following

We've been combing through Instagram to find photographers with a passion for Lego who add new life and interest to the awesome mini toys. 2021-07-19 14:55 9KB

How to cancel your ESPN+ subscription

If you're thinking about canceling ESPN+, our guide will make it easy no matter what platform you signed up on. Here's exactly what to do. 2021-07-19 14:54 4KB

Psychonauts 2 proves that mental health awareness can be funny

Psychonauts 2 leans further into mental health awareness than its predecessor, resulting in a sequel that’s as witty as it is poignant. 2021-07-19 14:52 6KB

How automation helps to reduce time to market for IoT projects

An automation mindset can keep projects on track with a secure, seamless, and scalable model 2021-07-19 14:47 3KB

Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut PlayStation 5 File Size Revealed

According to an official listing by Sony, Ghost Of Tsushima: Director’s Cut will require a minimum of 60 GB of free storage space 2021-07-19 14:46 1KB

Irish gymnast, Rhys McClenaghan debunks “anti-sex” rumour about the Tokyo Olympics cardboard bed

Jul 19, 2021 — Irish gymnast, Rhys McClenaghan debunks "anti-sex" rumour about the Tokyo Olympics cardboard bed 2021-07-19 14:39 1KB

How to Track and Manage Your Paid Subscriptions

Now that seemingly every company has its own streaming platform, it's a good time to get a handle on your subscription services. These apps can monitor what you're spending and help you trim the fat. 2021-07-19 14:32 6KB

Championing chrononutrition with protein, the morning elixir for muscle growth

Proteins are essential for body growth and muscle building. However, protein metabolism varies depending on the body's internal biological clock. Therefore, it is important to know how distribution of protein intake over the day affects muscles. Researchers have now found that consumption of proteins at breakfast increases muscle size and function in mice and humans, shedding light on the concept of 'Chrononutrition' that deals with the timing of diets to ensure organ health. 2021-07-19 14:31 4KB

Repairing hearts with deadly spider venom: Study

A potentially life-saving treatment for heart attack victims has been discovered from a very unlikely source - the venom of one of the world's deadliest spiders. A drug candidate developed from a molecule found in the venom of the Fraser Island (K'gari) funnel web spider can prevent damage caused by a heart attack and extend the life of donor hearts used for organ transplants. 2021-07-19 14:31 4KB

Why identical mutations cause different types of cancer

Why do alterations of certain genes cause cancer only in specific organs of the human body? Scientists have now demonstrated that cells originating from different organs are differentially susceptible to activating mutations in cancer drivers. 2021-07-19 14:30 4KB

[Tested] Best Earphone Under Rs 2500 in 2021 – an Audiophile’s Perspective

Wireless audio products are all the rage but they cannot beat wired gear when it comes to sound. Here are the best earphones under Rs 2,500. 2021-07-19 14:30 14KB

Best king mattresses: Nectar, Helix, Intellibed and more

If you're sharing your bed with someone else (or your pets), a king  mattress  is a no-brainer. A king is beneficial for helping … 2021-07-19 14:30 1KB

This robot trash can is a lot cooler now that it's half the price

One of the worst places you can have your hands full is right in front of the trash can. There's a good chance what … 2021-07-19 14:25 1KB

What Is Clubhouse? The Invite-Only Chat App Explained

This invite-only, audio-based app is like listening in on someone else's phone call, legally. Here's what you need to know about Clubhouse for iPhone and Android, including how Elon Musk figures into its popularity. 2021-07-19 14:21 15KB

Latest WhatsApp APK Beta Released with Compression Toggle

New WhatsApp APK (version beta is now available for download. It lets you set the compression level of images. 2021-07-19 14:19 2KB

Kingston’s new FURY line-up of memory now available

With Kingston having sold its HyperX brand to HP back in February, the component manufacturer has since rebranded its lineup of “high-performance memory” to ‘FURY’. New memory under the FURY brand has now officially been released, offering plenty of options to choose from to suit all kinds of gaming rigs. Kingston has announced that it … 2021-07-19 17:35 3KB

Federal judge rules DACA is illegal, blocks new applicants

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas ruled Friday that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , the program enacted by former President Barack Obama that protects some … 2021-07-19 14:16 2KB

Alfa Romeo Tonale confirmed as a plug-in hybrid, but will space-age interior be tamed?

The Tonale's exterior looks like it'll follow its concept namesake, but the inside is still a mystery. 2021-07-19 14:15 2KB

Researchers disclose vulnerability in Windows Hello facial recognition

A new research report shows that hackers can get around Windows Hello by using a certain type of hardware and eventually gain access to your PC. 2021-07-19 14:15 2KB

Researchers develop a pneumatic computer memory 'chip' that plays the piano

Soft robots currently require electronic hardware to operate. These components increase the costs, size, and power demands of soft-robotic devices. So UCR engineers have developed a pneumatic... 2021-07-19 14:14 2KB

Test of Lord Kelvin's isotropic helicoid ideas fail to prove theory correct

A small team of researchers from Wesleyan University, Aix Marseille University and Gothenburg University has attempted to test Lord Kelvin's isotropic helicoid theory by building several test objects and dropping them in a tub of water. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes how they constructed their objects, how they tested them and what they observed. 2021-07-19 14:09 3KB

COVID-19 made unequal access to food worse, study suggests

When COVID-19 hit, affluent Columbus, Ohio, residents responded by taking significantly fewer trips to large grocery and big-box stores, apparently ordering more online and stocking up when they did go out to shop. 2021-07-19 14:06 4KB

Ownership of the beach depends on state law and tide lines

As Americans flock to beaches this summer, their toes are sinking into some of the most hotly contested real estate in the United States. 2021-07-19 14:04 8KB

[Tested] Best Battery Life Phones Under Rs 40,000: Mi 11X, OnePlus 9R and More

Which phone to choose with best battery life? Checkout our battery test of Mi 11X, OnePlus 9R, Mi 11X Pro, iQOO 7, iQOO 7 Legend and Vivo X60. 2021-07-19 14:01 6KB

Climate change sees Swiss Alps add over 1,000 lakes: study

Climate change has dramatically altered the Swiss Alp landscape—at a quicker pace than expected—as melting glaciers have created more than 1,000 new lakes across in the mountains, a study published Monday showed. 2021-07-19 14:01 3KB

Tahoe real estate soars, even as pandemic eases

Despite the gradual reopening of businesses and offices, Bay Area families continue to bid up Lake Tahoe properties into record prices. 2021-07-19 14:00 6KB

The best pillows in 2021

We ideally spend about one-third of our lifetime in a state of rest, and it's important to optimize your bedroom space for comfort … 2021-07-19 14:00 2KB

Germany vows to improve flood warning system as toll passes 165

The German government on Monday pledged to improve the country's under-fire warning systems as emergency services continued to search for victims of the worst flooding in living memory, with at least 165 people confirmed dead. 2021-07-19 14:00 5KB

The Idea That Trees Talk to Cooperate Is Misleading

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. It’s a romantic notion, but pretending they’re like humans could actually harm the cause of conservation 2021-07-19 14:00 5KB

7 early smartphone problems that have been solved without you knowing it

From HDR to device authentication and more, there are loads of early smartphone problems that have quietly been addressed. 2021-07-19 14:00 4KB

Flu Has Disappeared for More Than a Year

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. Mask wearing, social distancing and other steps to stop COVID-19 have also curtailed influenza 2021-07-19 14:00 2KB

Ethiopia hits second-year target for filling Nile mega-dam

Ethiopia said Monday it had attained its second-year target for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream countries Egypt and Sudan. 2021-07-19 13:59 4KB

Best Wi-Fi router 2021: Budget, mid-range and wireless mesh systems for your home network

You can have the fastest internet in the world, but you'll still need a decent router. Find the best for all budgets in this buyer's guide. 2021-07-19 13:54 5KB

How chemistry undergraduates benefit from graduate student diversity

Diversity among graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) may be among the most essential factors in retaining underrepresented minority undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, according to statistical evidence from a new study set to publish in the August issue of the Economics of Education Review. 2021-07-19 13:53 7KB

Bioweapons research is banned by an international treaty but nobody is checking for violations

Scientists are making dramatic progress with techniques for "gene splicing"—modifying the genetic makeup of organisms. 2021-07-19 13:52 9KB

Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' subscription launches, but some owners are peeved

This weekend, Tesla rolled out a long-awaited, more accessible option for those wanting to toy around with the company's " Full Self-Driving " beta: … 2021-07-19 13:50 2KB

All Voxi SIM only deals and phone contracts now come with free 5G

VOXI by Vodafone has announced that it will now offer 5G speeds for all its current and new customers. 2021-07-19 13:43 2KB

Should you buy a mesh Wi-Fi system?

Is creating a monster mesh a good idea to get the best wireless coverage? 2021-07-19 13:43 7KB

Monday deal: This colorful set of Cuisinart kitchen knives is just $13

Sometimes it takes slicing through a tomato with a genuinely sharp knife to realize how dire your kitchen blade situation has become. If you're … 2021-07-19 13:37 1KB

Roborock's brand new H7 Cordless Vacuum is available now

This updated vacuum is perfect for quick cleaning. 2021-07-19 13:36 2KB

Venice Film Festival 2021: Spanish Film Madres Paralelas Becomes Official Curtain Raiser

The 78th annual international film festival will kick-start with the Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's film Madres Paralelas. 2021-07-19 13:34 3KB

360 S10 Robot Vacuum Review-The New King for Pet Owners

360 Smart Life is a company that you may not be familiar with, as it's not as popular in the robot vacuum space as some other companies. But it is 2021-07-19 13:32 670Bytes

Government launches consultation on plans for UK digital identity market

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) wants to gather the views of interested parties on proposals to “make digital identities as trusted and secure as official documents”. 2021-07-19 13:30 4KB

Upgrade your summer cooking with 56% off on this smoker today

You've almost certainly had something prepared in a smoker before. It's great stuff, but did you know you can do it at home … 2021-07-19 13:29 1KB

Who is IRYS? Meet New Virtual YouTuber of Hololive

The virtual YouTuber or VTuber currently has more than 500 000 subscribers, who are desperately waiting for her next live program. 2021-07-19 13:24 2KB

In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

The rash of ransomware attacks that have plagued companies in recent months highlights the need for Microsoft to do more to help users avoid being hit — and recover quickly if they are. 2021-07-19 13:24 7KB

This HP dual monitor bundle is the single best deal you can shop today

You can buy two HP monitors for less right now as part of this HP Dual Monitor bundle deal. 2021-07-19 13:14 2KB

How to livestream on YouTube with OBS

Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open-source tool for recording and streaming video footage from your screen and webcam to broadcast to fans everywhere. 2021-07-19 13:11 5KB

Chinese astronomers investigate X-ray bursts of SGR J1935+2154

By analyzing the data from NASA's Fermi spacecraft, astronomers from the Hebei Normal University and Nanjing University in China, have investigated X-ray bursting activity of a soft gamma-ray repeater (SGR) known as SGR J1935+2154. Results of the study, published July 9 on, deliver more hints about the properties of X-ray bursts from this source. 2021-07-19 13:10 3KB

Singapore Businessman Faces Trial For Transferring S$1,000 to Syria-Based Islamic State Militants

The funds were purportedly intended for facilitating terrorist acts in Syria, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. 2021-07-19 13:03 3KB

Fasthosts ecommerce website builder review

Fasthosts now offers an ecommerce website builder platform to get your online store up and running immediately. 2021-07-19 13:02 5KB

Poll: How much do you spend on mobile gaming per month?

Mobile gaming is big business but how much money are you actually spending on mobile games each month? That's what we want to know today. 2021-07-19 13:00 1KB

If data center NetOps and DevOps are going to play nice, they need a digital sandbox

Nokia’s digital twin emulates your network and test environment using a fabric of containers 2021-07-19 16:42 9KB

Best gas grills of 2021: Weber, Char-Broil and more

Whether you're considering an upgrade to your outdoor cooking setup or are new to grilling altogether, it can be difficult to figure out how … 2021-07-19 13:00 6KB

Concrete Buildings Could Be Turned into Rechargeable Batteries

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. But for now, a square meter of the building material holds roughly the energy of two AA batteries 2021-07-19 13:00 4KB

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a really big deal

The Tesla Model S was a big bang, but the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is an even bigger bang . Here's how I … 2021-07-19 13:00 2KB

Ancient meteorite could reveal the origins of life on Earth

A 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite found in the laying in the imprint of a horseshoe is likely a remnant of cosmic debris left over from the birth of the solar system and could answer questions about how life began on Earth. 2021-07-19 12:59 5KB

Rescuing the Integral spacecraft: No thrust? No problem

A year ago tomorrow, a failure on the Integral spacecraft meant it fired its thrusters for likely the last time. In the days since, the spacecraft in Earth orbit has continued to shed light on the violent gamma ray universe, and it should soon be working even more efficiently than before, as mission control teams implement an ingenious new way to control the 18-year-old spacecraft. 2021-07-19 12:57 6KB

Shiba Inu Investors Scammed on the Pretext of Providing Assistance, Some Lose Entire Wallet

Fraudsters designed a fake website that is similar to 'Shiba Swap' and scammed investors off their money. 2021-07-19 12:57 3KB

New method allows unambiguous identification of wolf hybrids in Europe's forests

Together with a European team, Senckenberg scientists have presented a new method in the scientific journal BMC Genomics that allows the reliable identification of wolf-dog hybrids on the basis of environmental samples such as feces, hair, or saliva residue. The method has a much higher resolution than conventional methods and is expected to serve as a standard procedure in the future, allowing for comparable detection of hybridization rates across Europe. 2021-07-19 12:55 5KB

Stakeholders and African rhino conservation: A case study

"Rhinos are a charismatic symbol of Africa's thriving wildlife," so says a team writing in the International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, "but their future is threatened." 2021-07-19 12:55 2KB

When did humans start experimenting with alcohol and drugs?

Humans constantly alter the world. We fire fields, turn forests into farms, and breed plants and animals. But humans don't just reshape our external world—we engineer our internal worlds, and reshape our minds. 2021-07-19 12:55 7KB

Did Lewis Hamilton Cheat to Win British Grand Prix? World Champion Racially Abused Online

Verstappen called the celebrations disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior. 2021-07-19 12:54 4KB

Satellites map floods in western Europe

Record rainfall has caused swollen rivers to burst their banks and wash away homes and other buildings in western Europe—leading to more than 90 casualties and over 1000 people missing. Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission are being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts. 2021-07-19 12:53 2KB

'Cool flames' ignited in space

A discovery has been made in Earth's orbit—steady spherical cool diffusion flames. Measurements in these flames could help improve the engines of the future. 2021-07-19 12:52 3KB

Arginine methylation in global control of RNA splicing and translation

Thousands of proteins undergo arginine N-methylation, a widespread post-translational modification catalyzed by several protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) that covalently link methyl groups to arginine side chains. Nine PRMTs, PRMT1 to PRMT9, have been identified in the human genome, which are further classified into three types according to the final methylarginine products. Arginine methylation plays key roles in various cellular processes. 2021-07-19 12:52 3KB

Designing less addictive opioids through chemistry

What if there was a way for pain patients to get all the pain-relieving power of opioids with none of the addicting side effects? 2021-07-19 12:51 6KB

[Update: Stable Android 11 Realme UI 2.0] Realme X2 Update Tracker

Here is the list of updates that Realme X2 has received so far. This tracker will be regularly updated with every build released. 2021-07-19 12:48 1KB

Understanding the physics in new metals

Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), working in an international team, have developed a new method for complex X-ray studies that will aid in better understanding so-called correlated metals. These materials could prove useful for practical applications in areas such as superconductivity, data processing, and quantum computers. Today the researchers present their work in the journal Physical Review X. 2021-07-19 12:44 7KB

Samsung To Offer Galaxy M12 For RM 499 During Super Brand Day

This phone has just been released in Malaysia two months ago but that doesn’t stop Samsung from offering a significant discount for the Galaxy M12 at its upcoming Super Brand Day at Shopee Mall which will take place on 21 and 22 July.ADVERTISEMENT However, the deal on Galaxy M12 will be available slightly earlier at […] 2021-07-19 12:42 1KB

How to Add or Remove All Apps List in Start Menu on Windows 10

You can customize your Start menu and add or remove all apps list on your Windows 10 computers. Just follow this simple tutorial. 2021-07-19 16:29 3KB

Early warning system gridlock blamed amid shocking loss of life in European flooding

It was close to midnight when I received a phone call from my sister telling me that our parent's house was under water. Neither she nor they really knew what to do next. They were in a state of shock amid an ongoing emergency. 2021-07-19 12:41 5KB

Our universe might be a giant three-dimensional donut, really.

Astrophysicists say our universe might be shaped like a three-dimensional donut, meaning you could point a spaceship in one direction and eventually return to where you started. 2021-07-19 12:33 7KB

Chemists turn to shellfish for inspiration to create better adhesives

Adhesives are something used in a myriad of things we use in our daily lives that you might not think of. Adhesives and various glues are used to hold 2021-07-19 12:27 2KB

You Can Save Up To 35% On Anker Charging Accessories – Today Only!

Today in Anker's Gold Box Deal of the Day, you will find a number of Anker charging accessories that are on sale up to 35% off of their regular prices. 2021-07-19 12:20 2KB

A beefy Linux 5.14-rc2 and light at the end of the tunnel for Paragon's NTFS driver

Torvalds: 'At some point somebody just needs to actually submit it' 2021-07-19 15:40 2KB

Report claims TSMC plans to build a new US factory

The chip shortage has impacted manufacturing operations all around the world. Industries that have been particularly impacted include US-based technology and 2021-07-19 12:07 2KB

Silicon Power Portable USB 3.2 Gen 2 Enclosure PD60 for M.2 NVMe or SATA SSD

Silicon Power Computer & Communications Inc. is releasing an enclosure that will give your SSD ability to not only achieve these gains but also take it wherever you go. 2021-07-19 12:02 1KB

Seagate Selects Genetec Security Center to Secure Global Campuses and Regional Offices

Genetec Inc. announced that Seagate Technology Holdings plc has deployed its Security Center to secure their global campuses and regional offices. At the heart of this large-scale global deployment is the Genetec unified security platform which includes Security Center, Omnicast IP video management system (VMS) to manage more than 1,150 cameras, Synergis IP access control […] 2021-07-19 12:02 3KB

IBM Storage Networking b-type Gen7 Directors From Brocade/Broadcom

IBM Storage Networking b-type Gen7 directors offer additional blade features Technology is evolving at an incredible pace, and businesses are demanding more from their IT resources and infrastructure. Rapid adoption of flash storage and the rise of NVMe-based storage unleash advancements in application design that drive new levels of performance and capacity requirements, such as […] 2021-07-19 12:02 3KB

MinIO Hybrid Cloud Object Storage Available Through Red Hat Marketplace and Ecosystem Catalog

MinIO OpenShift Operator helps alleviate the burden of provisioning and managing object storage for Kubernetes workloads 2021-07-19 12:01 3KB

How to Stay Under 15GB of Free Storage From Google?

To read this article from Wired, click on: How to Stay Under Your 15 GB of Free Storage From Google If you’re smart about how you use your space in the cloud, you don’t have to pay extra. 2021-07-19 12:01 742Bytes

History (1996): Bristol, UK in Charge of All HP Tape Activity

Hewlett-Packard’s Information Storage Group (Boise, ID) reorganized its tape storage business by combining the activities of Colorado Memory Systems or CMS (Loveland, CO) and Computer Peripherals Bristol or CPB (Bristol, UK) under the leadership of CPB, which already heads the DAT activity. CMS will continue to provide manufacturing for QIC and Travan drives and support […] 2021-07-19 12:01 1KB

Commvault Partners With SoftwareONE

Commvault announced the launch of a partnership with SoftwareONE, a provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions. 2021-07-19 12:01 4KB

Civo Opts for StorageOS Cloud Native Storage to Support Managed Kubernetes Services

Civo opts for StorageOS cloud native storage to support lightning-fast managed Kubernetes development and deployment service. 2021-07-19 12:01 4KB

EFD Digital Chooses Quantum Subscription-Based Software Platform

EFD Digital chooses Quantum StorNext subscription based software platform to power its new post-production studio. 2021-07-19 12:00 3KB

Sponsored: Magical and magnificent

This legacy Piedmont estate is one of a kind with stately living and dining rooms, period details, a gorgeous updated kitchen with eat-in nook, a tiled balcony with backyard views, a jewel-tone off… 2021-07-19 12:00 1KB

Ashton Kutcher has a simple fix for social media rage-outs

Let's face it, social media can be a hot mess. You don't have to look hard to find a hotbed of insults and … 2021-07-19 12:00 6KB

10 Things to Know Before You Buy Refurbished Electronics

Buying a refurbished device can help you save money, but don’t go into it blind. These tips will help you get a deal and avoid being ripped off when buying refurbished laptops, TVs, phones, and other electronics. 2021-07-19 12:00 9KB

Seeking a Competitive Edge vs. Chasing Savings in the Cloud - InformationWeek

Results from an Accenture survey point to risk of missing out on strategic advantages if organizations focus strictly on cost-savings from the cloud. 2021-07-19 12:00 6KB

How cells control mitochondria

Errors in the metabolic processes of mitochondria are responsible for a variety of diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Scientists needed to find out just how the necessary building blocks are imported into the complex biochemical apparatus of these cell areas. The TOM complex (translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane) is considered the gateway to the mitochondrion, the proverbial powerhouse of the cell. The working group headed by Professor Chris Meisinger at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Freiburg has now demonstrated—in human cells—how signaling molecules control this gate. A signaling protein called DYRK1A modifies the molecular machinery of TOM and makes it more permeable for enzymes that are important for the cell metabolism. The group has thus discovered the first signaling protein that directly influences this import process in humans. Their work has been published in the journal Nature Communications. 2021-07-19 11:51 3KB

Long-term satellite analysis shows rainy season wetter now than ever

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have analyzed long-term precipitation radar data from satellites and found significantly enhanced rainfall over the most recent decade during the annual Meiyu-Baiu rainy season in East Asia. The data spans 23 years and gives unprecedented insight into how rainfall patterns have changed. They showed that the increased rainfall was driven by the decadal increased transport of moisture from the tropics and frequent occurrence of the upper tropospheric trough over the front. 2021-07-19 11:51 4KB

Half of U. S. tidal marsh areas vulnerable to rising seas

Sea level is rising worldwide, thanks in large part to climate change. Rising seas threaten coastal communities and ecosystems, including marshes that lie at the interface between salt water and freshwater. Tidal marsh ecosystems feature distinct plants and play key ecological roles, such as serving as nurseries for fish. It is known that some tidal marshes can avoid destruction by migrating inland or through formation of new soil that raises their elevation, but a better understanding of how they are affected by rising seas could inform efforts to plan for and mitigate the effects. 2021-07-19 11:51 3KB

GTA Mods Taken Down by Take-Two Interactive After Issuing DMCA Notices

Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, takes down several mods for past GTA games, some as old as 15 years- and fans are not happy. 2021-07-19 11:50 2KB

ESO astronomers share galaxy images that look like fireworks

A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have released some new observations of galaxies that look like colorful explosions of 2021-07-19 11:49 2KB

Microsoft Teams is set for a rather fluid makeover

Microsoft Teams becoming a "canvas" to encourage more in-depth collaboration. 2021-07-19 11:46 2KB

37 best cakes for geeks: Delicious delights for your eyes and your stomach

What human being doesn't love a good cake? We've collected a gallery of geeky cakes for you to salivate over. 2021-07-19 11:45 9KB

Your data. Your experience.

Engadget is part of Verizon Media . By clicking " Accept all " you agree that Verizon Media and our partners will store and/or access information on … 2021-07-19 15:37 1KB

Ola Receives Over 1 Lakh Pre-Booking for Its Electric Scooter in 24 Hours

Ola Electric Mobility has received more than 1 lakh pre-bookings for its electric scooter within 24 hours of the reservations opening on July 15. The scooters will be manufactured at Ola’s two-wheeler factory in Tamil Nadu. Customers can reserve the scooter by making a refundable deposit of Rs. 499. The company has said that those who reserve will get priority delivery. 2021-07-19 11:32 3KB

Cassandra 4.0 release held back after Apple engineer discovers last-minute bug

Bid to build the most stable iteration of the columnar database has its price 2021-07-19 16:45 2KB

Google may bring new Search and Downloads sections to YouTube Music

Google's YouTube Music app has seen many changes in the past, Google is trying too hard to make it work. YouTube Music was not able to grab as many users 2021-07-19 11:22 2KB

Why the outdoors should be an integral part of every early learning and child-care program

Bilateral negotiations are underway to move the historic federal commitment to a Canada-wide early learning and child-care system from vision to reality. Expanding access for all young children in Canada will require creating and licensing more physical spaces where children learn and are cared for. But what kinds of spaces will these be? 2021-07-19 11:20 8KB

4 Ways Technology Is Changing Businesses

The business world is constantly changing. One thing creating a lasting impression is technology. In fact, the one thing that has forced change in many 2021-07-19 11:16 3KB

Bonding's next top model: Projecting bond properties with machine learning

Designing materials that have the necessary properties to fulfill specific functions is a challenge faced by researchers working in areas from catalysis to solar cells. To speed up development processes, modeling approaches can be used to predict information to guide refinements. Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science have developed a machine learning model to determine characteristics of bonded and adsorbed materials based on parameters of the individual components. Their findings are published in Applied Physics Express. 2021-07-19 11:11 3KB

New method found for moving tiny artificial swimmers

Princeton researchers have debuted a novel way of generating and potentially controlling locomotion in tiny objects called artificial swimmers. These swimmers have sparked considerable interest for their potential applications in medicine, industry and other sectors. 2021-07-19 11:10 7KB

Zalman CNPS10X Performa Black Cooler Review

Zalman is back in the mid-range cooler space - but how good is the CNPS10X Performa Black? 2021-07-19 14:23 4KB

'Alien abduction' stories may come from lucid dreaming, study hints

People have described extraterrestrial encounters that take place in a dreamlike state, and experiments suggest that such experiences may be lucid dreams. 2021-07-19 11:02 4KB

What is SARS-CoV-2's original reservoir?

We may not know what animal SARS-CoV-2 came from, but similar viruses circulate in bats. 2021-07-19 11:00 7KB

How does DNA know which job to do in each cell?

If each cell carries the same blueprint, what sets them apart? 2021-07-19 11:00 5KB

Noteworthy technology acquisitions 2021

In 2020, global technology M&A deals amounted to $634.1 billion, an increase of 91.8% year-on-year. Here are the biggest tech deals of 2021 so far. 2021-07-19 11:00 12KB

Tech Solutions To Beat the Heat

It's been a sweltering summer for those of us on the West Coast of the United States, and keeping power bills down when running air conditioning 24/7 is a challenge. This week, let's highlight technologies you can use to personally respond to the heat problem and deal with a world that is becoming too hot to handle. We'll close with the product of the week: Windows 365. 2021-07-19 11:00 8KB

How Cloud Can Drive Sustainable, Data-Driven Success - InformationWeek

Chief information officers have been charged with driving financial, security, and agility benefits through cloud, but sustainability is quickly becoming another imperative for technology leaders. 2021-07-19 11:00 6KB

Who will be the last person incarcerated for marijuana in the US?

To date, nearly 20 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. In those states, marijuana production and distribution are making for a fast-growing,  … 2021-07-19 11:00 4KB

University of Wollongong in Australia and Panasas Sign 5-Year Partnership

Panasas and the University of Wollongong have announced a five-year strategic alliance to support medical and scientific research initiatives 2021-07-19 10:55 2KB

Google Cloud: Google Cloud eyes thriving Indian startup ecosystem amid IPOs

According to the 'Indian Tech Startup Funding Report, H1 2021' by Inc42, the capital inflow in Indian startups is likely to reach somewhere between $19 billion and $23 billion at the end of the year. 2021-07-19 10:54 3KB

Because This Is My First Life Star Lee Min-Ki to Reunite with Actress Kim Ji Won in New JTBC Drama

The family drama that will premiere in the first half of 2022 will also feature a reunion between Matrimonial Chaos cast members Son Seok Gu and Lee El. 2021-07-19 10:50 3KB

Toyota unveils a pair of GR 86 TRD concepts to whet our appetites

Japanese automaker Toyota heeded our pleas for a more assertive (and yet still un-turbocharged) sports car with its second-generation GR 86. But to make up for 2021-07-19 10:48 2KB

How to Raise Kids Who Don’t Grow Up to Be Jerks (or Worse)

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. A new book gives science-based advice for parenting kids to be generous, kind antiracists 2021-07-19 10:45 7KB

US safety regulator, Amazon in tussle over hazardous products' recall

The US safety regulator has sued Amazon for not recalling hazardous products being offered by its third-party sellers in the right manner, a charge the e-commerce giant has rejected. 2021-07-19 10:45 2KB

Narayana Murthy: Indian Sellers Collective asks Narayana Murthy to end partnership with Amazon

The letter states that for years, Murthy, has been the idol of millions of Indians and more than leading Infosys and the Indian IT services revolution for India, his greatest achievement has been his adherence to the dharma of straight and the narrow and constant emphasis on honesty, integrity, fairness, values and transparency. 2021-07-19 10:42 4KB

All aboard the hyperloop: How your commute could be changing

Think about the future of transportation, and you might envision the old animated show "The Jetsons," with everyone flying around in personal spaceships. 2021-07-19 10:40 4KB

Could 3D-printing change how we pick our glasses?

Eyewear can be more tailored to an individual’s face producing a better fit and reduce overstocking. 2021-07-19 10:35 957Bytes

Vodafone 5G: Everything you need to know

All you need to know about Vodafone's 5G service. 2021-07-19 10:31 7KB

HMRC CEO claims email querying legal basis for loan charge ‘overplayed’ at committee hearing

HMRC CEO Jim Harra continues to downplay significance of email questioning legal basis of the loan charge during a grilling by the Economic Affairs Committee. 2021-07-19 10:30 3KB

Is tech team remuneration opening up a new form of cyber risk?

Failing to reward cyber security staff in line with increases for other members of the tech team could open up new risks to organisations. 2021-07-19 10:30 2KB

China to Develop World's First Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor that Could Emerge as Clean and Safe Source of Power

If successful, it will help solve a lot of problems such as supplying power easily to more densely populated locations. 2021-07-19 10:29 4KB

Brompton recalls thousands of e-bikes over safety bug – here's what to do

A firmware fault could lead to the bike continuing to accelerate even after you've stopped pedaling. 2021-07-19 10:27 3KB

Stripper Demi Rose Posts Racy Snap Announcing Subscription-Free OnlyFans Content

OnlyFans stripper Demi Rose posted a racy snap to announce her 'Exclusive Content' on X-rated site. 2021-07-19 10:21 3KB

Slow Wi-FI? This simple router settings tweak might fix it

Is your Wi-Fi slow? Before you run out to buy a new router, try changing your router's channel and bandwidth settings. 2021-07-19 10:13 3KB

World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge unveiled in Amsterdam

After four years of work, the world's first 3D-printed steel structure has been revealed in Amsterdam. The new 3D-printed steel footbridge was created with help 2021-07-19 10:03 2KB

ISIS Beheading Videos Streamed on OnlyFans Model Tina Bean's Hacked Account

The hackers used the N-word while spamming Tina Bean's followers. 2021-07-19 10:01 2KB

Not all analytics are created equal

Aligning the right metrics to the right use case allows for timelier reporting and reduces application risk. 2021-07-19 10:00 9KB

27 top SaaS companies for business

These leading SaaS providers offer IT management, business management, marketing, productivity, collaboration, and other applications from the cloud. 2021-07-19 10:00 13KB

GitHub CoPilot isn’t changing the future

AI-driven software development is great. But don’t lose sight of all the things it can’t do yet. 2021-07-19 10:00 5KB

Fluance Ai61 review: Versatile, affordable, high-performing Bluetooth speakers

Fluance's Ai61 (an update from the Ai60) deliver good sound, Bluetooth 5.0, and both analog and digital wired audio connections. 2021-07-19 10:00 684Bytes

The best air purifiers: Keep your home safe, comfortable, and odor-free

The world of air purifiers can be confusing, but the bottom line is that the best units can improve your quality of life. 2021-07-19 10:00 1KB

Rabbit Air A3 review: Top-shelf performance with a rarified price tag

This high-end air purifier works well, but justifying its cost is tricky. 2021-07-19 10:00 508Bytes

Best helicopters and attack choppers of all time

We're rounding up some of the most interesting helicopters to ever lift off into the sky. From the magnificent flying machines to dangers death 2021-07-19 09:57 19KB

Ikuhiro Yamagata: The Japanese interior designer creating magic with his unique designs

Ikuhiro Yamagata said Client's inputs are at the top while designing the space. Designs are created after detailed and constructive discussions with clients 2021-07-19 09:55 3KB

Zoom expands into contact centre market

Zoom is steadily expanding its enterprise offering and has now spent $14.5bn on an acquisition to fill a gap in its product portfolio. 2021-07-19 09:54 3KB

Rapper Sleepy Announces Marriage to Non-Celebrity Girlfriend; Here are the Details

Sleepy is said to have dating his non-celebrity girlfriend for a long time now. He was previously in relationship with singer Hwayobi. 2021-07-19 09:52 1KB

Pastor Joel Osteen's Wealth Under Scanner After Pictures of $325,000 Ferrari Surface

"The scripture says, "Every good gift comes from your Father in heaven above," Osteen had tweeted earlier. 2021-07-19 09:51 3KB

These are the most-popular emojis used on Twitter in 2021

As the name suggests, the emoji has a face showing spiral eyes. It is a replacement for the Dizzy face emoji and is commonly used … 2021-07-19 09:49 838Bytes

Curiosity rover might be sitting on top of methane-producing microbes

Scientists are eager to look for any form of life on the surface of Mars. The consensus is that sometime in the distant past, Mars may have been hospitable to 2021-07-19 09:41 2KB

Grant Proposals: 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing

When crafting grant proposals, asking yourself the right questions before you start can help improve your chance of success 2021-07-19 09:35 5KB

Open-source RAW image editor Darktable releases major update to version 3.6 – and it's very accessible

RTFM: Read the [fine] manual 2021-07-19 13:22 8KB

A dozen more subpostmaster prosecutions quashed in Horizon scandal

Twelve more former subpostmasters have had wrongful convictions for financial crimes overturned in the Court of Appeal 2021-07-19 09:10 5KB

24 weird and wonderful life-changing tech from around the world

A selection of the most interesting life-changing technologies we've seen from around the world. 2021-07-19 09:03 13KB

Kris Wu's Rumoured Girlfriend Lin Xiya Posts Cryptic Message After He Lands in Sexual Assault Controversy

Kris Wu's rumoured ex-girlfriend Lin Xiya caught the attention of netizens after allegations of sexual assault and rape made by one of his ex-girlfriends. 2021-07-19 09:01 2KB

What is BandLab for Education? Best Tips and Tricks

BandLab for Education is a music focused learning tool that helps students progress independently, anywhere. 2021-07-19 09:00 6KB

The Delta Variant: Should Educators & Parents Be Worried?

The highly contagious coronavirus strain is fueling case upticks across the globe. What does that mean for this coming school year? 2021-07-19 09:00 6KB

Job-Hunters, Have You Posted Your Résumé on TikTok?

Feeling limited by LinkedIn, some Gen Z-ers are now applying for jobs using TikTok résumés. Employers are paying attention. 2021-07-19 09:00 7KB

Polar Vantage M2 review: Going the distance

The second-gen watch adds some features from Polar's higher-end devices, in a mid-level, affordable and data-driven product. 2021-07-19 09:00 9KB

Two Smartphone Screens Crack Every Second in the US

95 million smartphones are damaged by being dropped every year. We're keeping our phones longer, and the stats on how that leads to almost $30 billion in breakage per year are staggering. 2021-07-19 09:00 2KB

6 dead-end IT skills — and how to avoid becoming obsolete

Broaden your skills beyond previously high-demand niches to ensure your career continues to thrive in the hybrid, cross-functional, cloud-based future of IT. 2021-07-19 09:00 10KB

PVH finds perfect fit in hybrid IT operating model amid pandemic

The operator of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands jumpstarted ecommerce sales by prioritizing ship-from-store capabilities and mobile website conversion. 2021-07-19 09:00 2KB

Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC to feature six RDNA 2 Compute Units

Since AMD announced it was working with Samsung to release a new SoC featuring RDNA 2 graphics, new leaks and rumours about this chip have started to ramp up. The latest is based on the structure diagram of the supposed Exynos 2200, which suggests the SoC will feature six Compute Units. The diagram shared by … 2021-07-19 12:17 2KB

New F1 2022 car revealed, should help create closer racing

Teams will have to adhere to stricter guidelines when it comes to their F1 2022 cars and beyond. 2021-07-19 08:56 2KB

Kao Data claims UK first with push to ditch diesel for biofuel in datacentre backup generators

Harlow-based colocation player claims its on course to become the first datacentre operator in the UK to ditch diesel in favour of biofuel within its backup power generators 2021-07-19 08:50 3KB

Cyprus showcases ancient undersea harbor to draw tourists

It's said that Demetrius the Besieger, a mighty warrior king and one of Alexander the Great's successors, built this harbor on Cyprus' southern coast 2,400 years ago to thwart a potential naval invasion from the ruler of Egypt, Ptolemy I, another of Alexander's heirs. 2021-07-19 08:33 5KB

Where on Gartner's Hype Cycle is Gartner's Hype Cycle?

That's the way uh-huh uh-huh, I hype it 2021-07-19 13:23 5KB

Three key habitat-building corals face worrying future due to climate crisis

The climate crisis will lead to changes in distribution and habitat loss of stony corals in the tropical Atlantic, shows a new study published by the open access publisher Frontiers. The loss of such coral species could have devastating consequences for the marine ecosystems they inhabit. The results of the study highlight an urgent need for coral reef management in the Atlantic. 2021-07-19 08:25 5KB

Chinese Woman Arrested For Flashing Her Private Parts and Livestreaming It to Viewers on Train

Footage released by the police shows Liu, 38, sitting next to two commuters in a fairly busy train, when she suddenly moves the camera toward her legs, lifts up her dress and starts flashing the camera to her private parts. 2021-07-19 08:20 3KB

VW outs its new Atlas-sized ID.8 electric SUV

Volkswagen's electric cars are about to get a massive new addition. The new ID.8. 2021-07-19 08:16 2KB

Jill On Money: Lightning Round Q&A

Questions from readers answered 2021-07-19 08:00 3KB

India's digital ad market to hit $30 billion in next decade: Report

Driven by a spurt in online activities led by millennials and the Gen Z, India's digital ad market is expected to grow 10 times in the next decade, from $3 billion in CY20 to $25-30 billion in CY30, a new report revealed on Monday. 2021-07-19 07:53 2KB

The SEC Unravels One of the Biggest SPAC Deals Ever as Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (PSTH) Has Now Abandoned Its Plans To Acquire a 10 Percent Stake in Universal Music Group (UMG)

Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (PSTH) will not proceed with its plans to acquire a stake in UMG following objections from the SEC 2021-07-19 07:52 3KB

Bankrupt Kerry Katona Took Mom's Money to Survive; Now Earns Millions Posing Topless on OnlyFans

Kerry Katona has close to 2,000 subscribers on OnlyFans; she has cashed in on the kink of 'foot fetish'. 2021-07-19 07:47 3KB

Ohio Man Kills Pregnant Girlfriend, Unborn Child In Front of Victim's 4-Year-Old Daughter

Antonio Wilcox of Ohio shot his eight-months pregnant girlfriend Michelle McDonald in Cincinnati. 2021-07-19 07:42 3KB

What do you need to know about the Guillain-Barré disease and Johnson and Johnson vaccines

This is not the first vaccine that has been linked to Guillain-Barré, although the risk appears to be tiny. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 … 2021-07-19 07:32 4KB

Cruffins, Croissants, And Other Bakes To Try At The Newly-Opened Mr Holmes Bakehouse

Ever heard of the “cruffin”? This trendy, Insta-famous pastry is a cross between a croissant and a muffin, where the flaky layers of a croissant is replicated in the distinct shape of a muffin, often with piped fillings in the centre for a truly decadent treat. The OG Cruffin also happens to be invented by … Continue reading "Cruffins, Croissants, And Other Bakes To Try At The Newly-Opened Mr Holmes Bakehouse" 2021-07-19 07:06 6KB

J&J Could Use 'Divisive Merger' Law of Texas to Offload Baby Powder Liabilities - Report

The top US conglomerate is facing complaints from thousands of people who say its baby powder and other talc products caused cancer to them. 2021-07-19 06:45 4KB

Kris Wu Sexual Assault Case: From Having Sex without Condom to Impregnating a Girl, Highlights from Victim's Interview

Kris Wu's ex-girlfriend has spoken about how she was trapped by him, sexually assaulted, and raped her. Check out Major Points from Victim's interview. 2021-07-19 06:26 1KB

The Evil Step-Sisters of Fear and Greed in Business Performance - Jonathan MacDonald

Seneca said No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don't have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have 2021-07-19 06:08 3KB

Pakistan Insists Kabul Envoy's Daughter Wasn't Kidnapped, Cites 'International Conspiracy'

Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed's statement has come amid the already strained ties between Islamabad and Afghanistan. 2021-07-19 06:02 3KB

Storage-as-a-service: Consumption models from the big six

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Microsoft Exchange cyberattack carried out by China, says US

The US has formally accused China of being behind the cyberattack on Microsoft Exchange servers that occurred back in March of this year. However, the US wasn't alone in its condemnation of China as it was joined by NATO, the European Union and its allies Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada. According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the cyberattack posed “a major threat to our economic and national security”. US President Joe Biden provided further insight on the situation to reporters during an event discussing his infrastructure plan, saying: "My understanding is that the Chinese government, not unlike the Russian government, is not doing this themselves, but are protecting those who are doing it. And maybe even accommodating them being able to do it." At the same time as the US government called out China for its role in the attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers, the US Department of Justice charged four Chinese nationals with (three security officials and one contract hacker) with targeting dozens of companies, universities and government agencies around the world. Back in April of this year, the US government hit Russia with sanctions as a result of the country's connections to last December's SolarWinds hack. This time around though, the US has called out China, who it believes is either behind or at least supported those responsible for attacking vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers, though it has not placed sanctions on the country. Cybersecurity experts that spoke with Reuters find the lack of consequences for China over its involvement in the hack concerning. The US could take further action though as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that: "We are not holding back, we are not allowing any economic circumstance or consideration to prevent us from taking actions... also we reserve the option to take additional action". While the US has formally accused China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) of being behind the cyberattack, NATO has said that its members “acknowledge” the allegations leveled against China by the US, Canada and the UK. We'll have to wait and see as to how China responds and whether or not the cybercriminals responsible decide to ramp up their attacks or wind them down following this formal accusation. Via Reuters
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Is Nintendo planning to release another new Switch sometime soon?

Traditionally, Nintendo has been more than happy to let all its fans and the media breathlessly speculate about its plans. That wasn’t the case this week. Days after Nintendo announced the Switch OLED model, Bloomberg reported that its updated console would only cost $10 more to produce than the original Switch. As a result, Nintendo would see better profit margins from its OLED model, which will retail for $350. According to Nintendo, this is not accurate. Nintendo pushed back against the claims on Twitter. It’s rare for Nintendo to even acknowledge such reports, much less to reference them directly. Nintendo never actually names Bloomberg in its tweets, but it’s clear which report the company is citing. Here is Nintendo’s full response: Nintendo didn’t offer any proof to support its claim. It’s Nintendo’s word against Bloomberg’s. For its part, Bloomberg did report on Nintendo’s response, but had nothing to add. Perhaps more notable is the second tweet from the video game company. In addition to denying the report about profit margins, Nintendo also took the opportunity to quash the growing cacophony of rumors that other Switch models are in the works. Before the OLED Switch was announced, reports suggested Nintendo was working on a Switch Pro. The Pro model would have more powerful internals and would be able to play games in 4K. None of this turned out to be true about the OLED model. Nevertheless, we just can’t escape the Switch Pro. GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb reiterated that he had “only ever personally heard 2022 for a Switch Pro” on the same day Nintendo announced the OLED model. He also pointed out that it wouldn’t be entirely shocking to see the company that released six 3DS models make more than two Switch models. It’s also worth noting that Nintendo never discusses new hardware until it’s much closer to launch. If there is a new Switch model coming out at some point in 2022, it’s highly unlikely the company would say a word about it until the end of this year at the earliest. Nintendo’s Switch OLED model launches on October 8th,2021 for $349.99.
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Microsoft's Game-Boosting DirectStorage to Land on Windows 10, Not Just Windows 11

Good news for PC gamers: A Microsoft feature that promises to load up games instantly is coming to both Windows 10 and Windows 11. The feature is called DirectStorage, and it’s designed to take advantage of a PC’s NVME SSD storage drive to accelerate the loading times. Last month, Microsoft originally announced DirectStorage was arriving exclusively to Windows 11. But on Friday, the company said the technology will also be enabled on Windows 10 version 1909. “Microsoft is committed to ensuring that when game developers adopt a new API, they can reach as many gamers as possible,” the company wrote in a developer blog. “As such, games built against the DirectStorage SDK will be compatible with Windows 10, version 1909 and up.” The feature is based on the game-loading technology found in the Xbox Series X. Citing out-of-date storage APIs, Microsoft created DirectStorage to fully leverage the high bandwidth found in NVME SSD drives, starting with PCIe Gen 3.0. The technology also promises to free up the CPU, which could lead to higher game frame rates. However, Microsoft says DirectStorage will run slower on Windows 10 than Windows 11 due to the operating system's "legacy storage stacks." And, "because Windows 11 was built with DirectStorage in mind, games running on Windows 11 benefit further from new storage stack optimizations,” the company explained. It’ll be up to game developers to implement the DirectStorage API. To get the industry behind the effort, Microsoft on Friday also started releasing a developer preview of DirectStorage to select game makers. “Stay tuned as we’ll be gradually rolling out to an increasing number of developers,” Microsoft added. The company’s blog post doesn’t mention when DirectStorage will be enabled for Windows 10. But Windows 11 is slated to launch this holiday season.
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Apple iPhones can be hacked with spyware even if you don't click on a link, Amnesty International says

Apple iPhones can be compromised and their sensitive data stolen through hacking software that doesn't require the phone's owner to click on a link, according to a report by Amnesty International published on Sunday. Amnesty International said it discovered iPhones belonging to journalists and human rights lawyers had been infected with NSO Group's Pegasus malware that can provide the attacker access to messages, emails and the phone's microphone and camera. The revelation suggests governments using NSO Group software have been able to successfully hack iPhones to spy on user data using methods unknown to Apple, and that even keeping an iPhone up-to-date cannot stop a dedicated attacker who's using expensive and secretive spy software. The nature of the attacks also suggests changing user behavior, such as avoiding clicking on unknown or phishing links in messages, may not protect iPhone users against NSO's software. Past versions of Pegasus required the user to click a malicious link in a message, Amnesty International said. NSO Group is an Israeli firm that says it sells to vetted government agencies and law enforcement to prevent terrorism, car explosions and to break up sex and drug trafficking rings. Amnesty International found evidence of a hack in an iPhone 12, the newest iPhone model, running iOS 14.6, which was the most current software before Monday. Apple updated its software to iOS 14.7 on Monday but has not yet released security details that could indicate whether it has fixed the exploits identified by Amnesty International. Amnesty International obtained a leaked list of 50,000 phone numbers that may have been targeted by spy software made by NSO Group. It found evidence that Android devices were also targeted by NSO Group software, but wasn't able to examine those devices in the same way as the iPhones. "Apple unequivocally condemns cyberattacks against journalists, human rights activists, and others seeking to make the world a better place. For over a decade, Apple has led the industry in security innovation and, as a result, security researchers agree iPhone is the safest, most secure consumer mobile device on the market," Apple's head of security engineering and architecture Ivan Kristic said in a statement. An iPhone software update from Apple could fix the exploit Security experts say the most effective way to stop malware is to keep devices patched with the latest software, but that requires the device maker to be aware of the bugs the attackers are using. If they are "0days," as NSO Group is accused of using, that means that Apple has not yet been able to fix the exploits. Once Apple fixes the exploit, it's no longer a 0day and users can protect themselves by updating to the latest version of the operating system. That suggests that NSO Group's software could stop working or lose the capability to target up-to-date phones as soon as Apple fixes the exploits — which it starts doing as soon as it learns of the attacks, Apple said. "Attacks like the ones described are highly sophisticated, cost millions of dollars to develop, often have a short shelf life, and are used to target specific individuals. While that means they are not a threat to the overwhelming majority of our users, we continue to work tirelessly to defend all our customers, and we are constantly adding new protections for their devices and data," Kristic said. iPhone privacy has been a key marketing strategy Apple has made security and privacy one of its key marketing strategies, arguing its control of the operating system, and the hardware that powers it, allows Apple to deliver a higher level of security and privacy than devices made by rivals. Apple said its security team is four times larger than it was five years ago and employees work to improve device security as soon as it finds new threats. Apple publishes security fixes for each software update on its website, cataloging them with industry-standard "CVE" numbers and crediting security researchers who find them. Amnesty International's report said NSO Group's software doesn't stay on an iPhone when it's rebooted, making it harder to confirm that a device has been infected. It also suggests users who are worried about being targeted may want to regularly reboot their devices. Amnesty International said it worked with international media groups to publish details about a handful of the phone numbers it found on the leaked list and the specific circumstances that led them to have been targeted by NSO software. Some American phone numbers were on the list but it's unclear if they were hacked, the Washington Post reported. An NSO Group spokesperson said the company will investigate all claims of misuse. "We would like to emphasize that NSO sells its technologies solely to law enforcement and intelligence agencies of vetted governments for the sole purpose of saving lives through preventing crime and terror acts. NSO does not operate the system and has no visibility to the data," the NSO spokesperson said. Other technology companies consider NSO Group's business unacceptable and a threat to their users' security.Last year, Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp sued NSO Group over an alleged WhatsApp hack. In a court filing from December as part of that case, third parties including Microsoft, Google, Cisco and others said NSO Group had violated U. S. laws and doesn't deserve immunity because it sells to foreign governments.
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Apple iPhone 13: Everything you need to know about the next iPhone

It feels like the iPhone 12 only just came out, but the iPhone 13 may only be a few months away. The next-gen iPhone series isn’t expected to offer a major redesign — that came with the iPhone 12. But it will bring refinements that users have been asking for years. We’ve learned a ton about the next iPhone series over the past few months, thanks to all the leaks and rumors that have been coming out. In fact, we’ve seen leaks regarding the iPhone 13’s design, performance, display, camera, and more. At this point, we’re expecting four models, like on the iPhone 12. These will include the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Excited for the iPhone 13 series yet? Here’s everything we know about the new phone so far. The name “iPhone 13” isn’t set in stone — and in fact, many rumors, and a report from market research firm TrendForce, indicate that the device will end up being called the iPhone 12s. There may be good reasons for this. For starters, the next iPhone may be more of an incremental update, thus not really warranting a jump in naming. Some rumors suggest that the biggest update will be the addition of a 120Hz display — and that’s not even likely to come to all new iPhone models. Perhaps more important is the fact that Apple may want to avoid cultural associations with the number 13. In many parts of the world, including the U. S., the number 13 is considered unlucky. Of course, that doesn’t get around the use of the number 13 — but next year, Apple is rumored to skip from the iPhone 12s to the iPhone 14. The iPhone 12 received a major design overhaul, swapping out the rounded edges with flat ones. It’s a good look, and one that Apple isn’t expected to do away with for a while. That doesn’t mean we’ll see no design changes on the iPhone 13 — just that the design changes we do see may be minor. Perhaps the biggest tweak in design will come in the form of a smaller notch. Apple has been rumored to be working on ways to make the notch smaller for some time now, and those efforts may pay off this year. It’s unlikely the company will do away with the notch altogether, but even a smaller one will be helpful. Jon Prosser has corroborated the idea that the iPhone series will come with a smaller notch, publishing what he says are CAD renders showing the phone, with a smaller notch. Prosser’s renders also seem to show some differences in the design of the camera module. The non-Pro devices will likely keep a dual-camera system, but those cameras may be arranged diagonally instead of vertically. Rumors indicate that the entire series will get the larger camera sensors currently only on offer by the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and that may result in a camera bump that extends further from the back of the phone. It still shouldn’t matter for those that put their phone in a case. All iPhone models now offer an OLED display — so where could Apple take display tech next? Well, reports indicate that Apple will finally bring its ProMotion tech to the iPhone series — meaning that at least some models should offer a 120Hz refresh rate. This should make for a more responsive display, with smooth animations. Unfortunately, ProMotion is only expected to come to the “Pro” models. The tech could one day come to more affordable iPhones, but it may be some time. The iPhone 13 may also finally get an always-on display, which would allow it to always show certain information like the time and some notifications. Another update may come to the iPhone’s display — the return of Touch ID. Some rumors indicate that Apple will bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the series. That will make it easier to unlock your phone when you’re wearing a mask. Still, most recent reports suggest that the feature will instead come to the 2022 iPhone series. And, when it does, it may not arrive under the display — instead, it may be included in the power button. As is tradition for a new iPhone series, the new devices will bring a few improvements to the iPhone’s performance. The entire series is expected to get Apple’s new A15 processor, which is expected to stick with a 5nm process. There have been conflicting rumors about the storage in the series. Early rumors, notably from Jon Prosser, indicated that the device might get storage options of up to 1TB — however, since then, a report from TrendForce has come out in conflict with that, instead suggesting that the iPhone 13 series will stick with the same storage options as the iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 series represented a big step forward for the iPhone’s camera, bringing larger camera sensors that perform better in low light. The iPhone 12 Pro Max in particular performed excellently in that respect. Apple is expected to bring the tech that powered the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s camera to lower-end iPhone models for the new series. It’s currently unclear if only the Pro models will get it, or if all models will get it. The two non-Pro models are expected to retain a dual-camera setup, with a main camera and an ultrawide camera. Like in the past, the two Pro models will likely get a triple camera system, adding a telephoto camera. The iPhone 12 series was delayed, likely due to production complications that came from the pandemic. The release of this year’s device, however, is likely to be back on track. Apple is expected to announce the series in mid-September. It will likely release them to the public after a short pre-order period in mid-to-late September. The overall price structure of the series is expected to remain the same. In other words, the iPhone 13 Mini will likely come in at around $700. The standard iPhone 13 will come in around $800, while the iPhone 13 Pro will cost $1,000, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max will cost $1,100.
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iPhone SE 3 on track for early 2022 with a faster processor and 5G

Apple waited more than four years to follow up its original iPhone SE from 2016 with a second-generation model. It appears that the wait between the next two generations won’t be nearly as long. According to Digitimes, Apple is preparing to launch the third-generation iPhone SE in the first half of 2022. Industry sources claim that the iPhone SE 3 will feature the same A14 Bionic chip as the iPhone 12 series. It should also give chip probing specialists a boost. The sources explain that orders for the iPhone SE 3 will provide new business opportunities for chip probing specialists. Chip probing (or wafer probing) is a step in the semiconductor device fabrication process. During this step, each of the integrated circuits on the chip is tested for functional defects. Xintec, a subsidiary of chipmaker TSMC, will reportedly perform this task. Digitimes has a decidedly mixed track record, but this report does line up with Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest predictions. The analyst said last month that an updated version of the iPhone SE would launch in the first half of 2022. He also reported that the design of the iPhone SE 3 would be “roughly the same” as the second-generation iPhone SE. Aside from its faster processor, the iPhone SE 3 is also expected to support 5G. If so, it will undoubtedly be Apple’s cheapest 5G phone. Next year’s iPhone SE will supposedly stick with the 4.7-inch display as the previous version. Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young said in a recent tweet that a substantial redesign is coming in 2023. According to Young, the iPhone SE 4 will have a 6.1-inch display and hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. The notch has been present on every new iPhone other than the iPhone SE 2 since 2017. The notch is expected to stick around for the iPhone 13 series this year, but rumors are hinting at a more radical makeover for the iPhone in the years to come.
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"Legal" Spyware: How Pegasus Exploits iPhones Through Zero-Click Bugs

A new report released yesterday gave us an alarming look into how the spyware sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group was involved in targeted attacks against lawyers, journalists, opposition politicians, and activists across the world by different authoritarian governments. While NSO Group has been at the center of many similar reports in the past, the extent to which its Pegasus spyware enables unlawful surveillance and human rights abuses wasn't fully known. The firm continues to claim Pegasus is only used to "investigate terrorism and crime" without leaving a trace behind. However, the Forensic Methodology Report released over the weekend by over 17 media organizations in 10 countries with the technical support of Amnesty International’s Security Lab that carried out an in-depth forensic analysis of several devices from human rights defenders and journalists around the world, proves that is not true. Facebook Tried to Buy Surveillance Technology Used to Spy on Apple Users The list includes "hundreds of business executives, religious figures, academics, NGO employees, union officials and government officials, including cabinet ministers, presidents and prime ministers," the Guardian's report added. The list also includes numbers of over 180 journalists, including that of a freelance Mexican reporter, Cecilio Pineda Birto, who was murdered after his killers were able to locate him at a carwash. His phone was never recovered so forensic analysis isn't possible to fully confirm if his phone was infected with Pegasus. Forensics analysis of a small number of phones whose numbers appeared on the leaked list showed more than half had traces of Pegasus. Focusing on Android and iOS smartphones, the forensic records revealed zero-click attacks that require zero interaction from the target. One of the most alarming findings of this report is that even the most latest iPhones running the most latest iOS versions were successfully exploited. "Most recently, a successful 'zero-click' attack has been observed exploiting multiple zero-days to attack a fully patched iPhone 12 running iOS 14.6 in July 2021," Paris-based Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International's Forensic Methodology Report that was peer-reviewed by the Citizen Lab says. The forensic analysis has found evidence that NSO has been exploiting iMessage vulnerabilities to penetrate even the most latest devices running the latest version of iOS. While Apple continues to say that iPhone is the most secure consumer smartphone on the market, zero-click exploits aren't helping the consumer confidence in the product. Latest iOS 14.7 Beta Fixes a Bug That Permanently Diabled Wi-Fi on iPhone While in most cases, records are purged by the malware or cleaned after a reboot, one of the traces left behind by Pegasus in one particular case was suspicious redirects recorded in Safari’s browsing history, including a redirection to free247downloads[.]com domain. These redirections don't just happen when the target is using the browser but also when using other apps. In one case, when the target was previewing a link shared in his Twitter timeline, the service SafariViewService was invoked to load a Safari WebView, and a redirect occurred. However, browsing redirections aren't the only indicators of compromise as the report has revealed various ways to detect possible traces left behind Pegasus. SMS messages delivering malicious links were the choice tactic of NSO Group to deliver its spyware a few years back. However, that seems to have changed to network injection as an "effective and cost-efficient attack vector for domestic use especially in countries with leverage over mobile operators." As for non-local targets, iOS vulnerabilities in iMessage and FaceTime are being exploited to attack foreign clients. In one case, Apple Music was also leveraged to deliver Pegasus. As of right now, Amnesty Intl believes that "Pegasus is currently being delivered through zero-click exploits which remain functional through the latest available version of iOS at the time of writing (July 2021)." AI has also seen a compromised iPhone XR (June 16, 2021) of an Indian journalist running iOS 14.6, which is the latest version, and an iPhone X (June 14, 2021) of an activist, also running iOS 14.6. Forensic analysis also showed that the spyware has now started to manipulate system databases to hide its traces and impede any research that may look into potential links between a victim and NSO's spyware. In one such effort, the Pegasus spyware is no longer maintaining persistence on iOS devices. While that means removal after reboots, it also shows the confidence NSO has in its attacking capabilities to repeatedly target the same client with success. Apple has today released iOS 14.7, likely fixing some of the vulnerabilities in iMessage, FaceTime, WebKit, and other corners of the OS. However, there are some fundamental flaws in how user security is currently being discounted by the biggest tech companies of the world. One former Apple employee told Washington Post that "it was difficult to communicate with security researchers who reported bugs in Apple products because the company’s marketing department got in the way." Outside researchers have also been outspoken about the lack of support from Apple as the company restricts access to iOS, making any investigations even more difficult. They have also complained about Apple's lack of communication and smaller bug bounty rewards when compared to other companies. The company has also significantly lacked in tracking the work of sophisticated attackers like the NSO Group, who always seem to be ahead of even the newest iPhones and software versions introduced by Apple. "For over a decade, Apple has led the industry in security innovation and, as a result, security researchers agree ‌iPhone‌ is the safest, most secure consumer mobile device on the market," Apple said today in response to these revelations. "Attacks like the ones described are highly sophisticated, cost millions of dollars to develop, often have a short shelf life, and are used to target specific individuals." The company insists, however, that it's "tirelessly" working to defend all of its customers. - Amnesty International has published its extensive technical research along with the "Mobile Verification Toolkit" to help identify potential traces of compromise. All indicators of compromise are available on its GitHub. Further reporting by Guardian.
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Five iPhone 13 release day feature tips: The best or bust?

Today we’re taking a peek at the latest batch of iPhone 13 leaks and likely features to compare to what’s already likely in your pocket – or in your hand right now. If you JUST purchased an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro this year, you might want to turn away and pretend the iPhone 13 doesn’t exist, as it’ll be JUST different enough that you’ll wish you’d waited. If you purchased an iPhone 11 last year, or the year before that, the time to upgrade to an iPhone 13 might be at hand for you at the end of this year. The most recent rumor as of publish time for this report focuses on an always-on display for iPhone 13. This feature has been in play for the Apple Watch for a while – now a constantly aware display could be the star for the iPhone 13, too. Imagine such a feature on a flat panel, always watching, always waiting. At the same time, it’s now more unlikely than ever that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will skip the in-display fingerprint reader. No Touch ID for the masses, once again – not until Apple gets the tech so perfect that it’s basically impossible to screw up. Apple also appears to be pushing that notch up just a tiny bit, each year, until – we must assume – it’ll eventually disappear entirely. This would make the iPhone into nothing more than a display that you hold in your hand, wouldn’t it? Given the release of the iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack, it’s safe to assume MagSafe is here to stay. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will very, very likely be released with MagSafe magnet/charging hardware and software support, right out the gate. It’s also possible that this release could point to reverse wireless charging for the iPhone 13 itself. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will get the most obvious camera upgrades of the bunch. That’s almost always true – make sure the biggest and the best are most obviously worth the most cash. With the iPhone 13 Pro, a new ultra-wide camera would be a significant upgrade worth the wait. Given the component rumors from China, it would appear that the iPhone 13 Pro will once again work with advanced 3D sensors – but even BETTER 3D sensors than before – imagine that! We’ve seen several reports on the color options for iPhone 13 over the past few months. It seems clear that Apple will follow with tradition for the iPhone 13 Pro lineup, delivering a relatively limited set of classic tones. Given the colors reported so far, it would seem that the iPhone 13 Pro will be largely metallic in tone: black, silver, rose gold, and sunset gold. The iPhone 13, on the other hand, could very well be delivered with a wider variety of colors than any base iPhone released before. Look to the iMac for inspiration with yellow, pink, and orange (new to the iPhone), as well as blue, green, red, silver, and purple. It’s likely the iPhone 13 event will take place in mid-September 2021. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro release date will likely be in late September,2021, or early October,2021. It’s unlikely Apple will make any major adjustments to the price setup they have in place now, bumping the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro down in price until models are sold out and certain models take the place of devices currently priced at mid-tier price points to cover the whole market. It’s also rumored that there’ll be a new iPhone SE 3 ready to roll in the year 2022. So if you’re looking for that old-school feel in a compact device that’s priced accordingly, keep your fingers crossed. And don’t forget the lower priced giant iPhone tipped for 2022, too.
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NVIDIA Shows RTX Technologies (including the Brand New RTX Memory Utility) Running on ARM; New Game Ready Driver Out Now

During the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2021, NVIDIA demonstrated its key RTX technologies, from RTXGI to RTXDI and DLSS, running on ARM architecture. One demo focused on MachineGames' Wolfenstein: Youngblood, while the other demo titled The Bistro portrayed a detailed urban scene set in France. Both demos were running on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU paired with a MediaTek Kompanio 1200 Arm processor. As a reminder, NVIDIA is attempting to purchase ARM, though the deal is still under investigation by regulators including the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). F1 2021 PC Performance Boosted up to 65% at 4K Resolution by NVIDIA DLSS This is the list of the RTX technologies included in these new demos: The RTXDI, NRD, and RTXMU SDKS for Arm with Linux and Chromium are already available, while those for DLSS and RTXGI will be released soon. The keenest readers will have noticed a brand new technology, the RTX Memory Utility or RTXMU. This is an open source SDK released today by NVIDIA. Its purpose is to reduce the memory consumption of acceleration structures used by applications under both DirectX Raytracing and Vulkan Ray Tracing APIs. The following comparisons show a significant memory footprint reduction on GeForce RTX graphics cards when RTXMU is enabled. Avengers PC Game Shows Visible Differences Between AMD FSR And NVIDIA DLSS Upscaling, Necromunda: Hired Gun Does Not NVIDIA also released a new Game Ready driver today, version 471.41. This driver is said to provide the best experience with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Chernobylite when using NVIDIA DLSS. The latter game, due to launch out of Steam Early Access on July 28th, gets one of the biggest performance boosts yet (up to 80%) when DLSS is enabled at 4K resolution. As usual with all NVIDIA Game Ready drivers, there are additional fixes only mentioned in the changelog document. Check them out in the below list.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Galaxy Z Fold 2: What's the rumoured difference?

Why you can trust Pocket-lint (Pocket-lint) - Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy Z Fold 3 alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and a few other devices during Unpacked on 11 August 2021. Though Samsung itself hasn't confirmed any specifications of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, there have been an abundance of rumours, helping reveal what we can expect from the third generation - or fourth if you count the fixed version of the original - of the device. Here is how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to compare to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, based on the speculation. Design Galaxy Z Fold 2: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 (folded),159.2 x 68.0 x 13.8-16.8 (unfolded),282g Galaxy Z Fold 3: TBC Based on the rumours, and renders, it looks like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 will share similar design traits, but the Z Fold 3 will make a couple of refinements, including a more streamlined rear camera housing. The vertically-folding, bookstyle design is set to continue for the Z Fold 3 with a large display on the front, unfolding to a larger internal display, though there has been some talk of the Z Fold 3 adding waterproofing, as well as a tougher frame. Other reports have also suggested the Galaxy Z Fold 3 may offer an under-display front camera on the main display, which would see a more seamless design than the Galaxy Z Fold 2's centralised punch hole camera. Display Galaxy Z Fold 2: 6.23-inch cover display,7.6-inch main display,120Hz, HDR10+ Galaxy Z Fold 3: 6.23-inch cover display,7.56-inch LTPO main display,120Hz, HDR10+, S Pen The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with a 6.23-inch external display on the front, that offers a resolution of 2260 x 816, and a 7.6-inch display when unfolded that has a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels. The foldable dynamic AMOLED display has HDR10+ certification and it offers a 120Hz refresh rate. The cover display on the outside of the device is AMOLED, but it has a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is rumoured to be coming with a 6.23-inch screen on the outside, offering a 2268 x 832 pixel resolution, while the inside display is claimed to be 7.56-inches with a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels, making it the same as its predecessor. A 120Hz refresh rate is expected on the main display again, as well as HDR10+ support and it's claimed to be a LTPO display. Where the two devices might differ however is the top of the main display. As mentioned, some rumours have suggested the main folding display might have an under-display camera compared to the punch hole camera on the Z Fold 2. There is still expected to be a punch hole camera on the front display of the Z Fold 3, like the Z Fold 2. It's also said the Z Fold 3 will offer support for the S Pen, like the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Hardware and specs Galaxy Z Fold 2: Snapdragon 865,12GB RAM,256/512GB storage,4500mAh Galaxy Z Fold 3: Snapdragon 888,12GB RAM,256/512GB storage,4380mAh? The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform, with 12GB of RAM and a choice of 256GB or 512GB of storage. The device is 5G capable and there's a 4500mAh battery under the hood, which supports 25W fast charging,11W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. Rumours have been thin on the ground in terms of what hardware the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will offer, but we would expect to see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or the 888 Plus, supported again by at least 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. It is expected that the Z Fold 3 will be 5G capable again, though rumours have claimed the battery capacity will be a bit smaller than its predecessor. It's said it could be 4380mAh, which is the same as the original Fold. We'd expect support for fast charging, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging though. Cameras Galaxy Z Fold 2: Triple rear (12MP+12MP+12MP), two 10MP front Galaxy Z Fold 3: Triple rear (12MP+12MP+12MP),10MP front,16MP UPC The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a triple camera on the rear, made up of a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) main camera,12-megapixel telephoto sensor (f/2.4), and 12-megapixel (f/2.2) ultra-wide camera. On the front, there is a 10-megapixel punch hole front camera, and a 10-megapixel punch hole camera sits at the top of the main display too. According to rumours, the Z Fold 3 will come with a triple rear camera made up of 12-megapixel main camera,12-megapixel telephoto sensor, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera too. There are claims Samsung will offer Phase Detection Autofocus on all three lenses however, meaning we should get fast, accurate focusing. There's said to be a single 10-megapixel punch hole front camera on the cover display, along with a 16-megapixel under-display camera on the main display, the latter of which would make up the main difference between the Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3. Conclusion Based on the speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will offer some design refinements compared to its predecessor, largely in terms of the camera housing on the rear. It should also offer a hardware upgrade in terms of processor, some camera improvements to the rear cameras, as well as possibly the addition of an under-display camera on the main display. Battery capacity could reduce compared to the Z Fold 2 and the display specifications appear to be remaining the same, except for the idea that the Z Fold 3 will support the S Pen. Motorola's new Moto G9 Plus is a stunner of a phone - find out why, right here By Pocket-lint Promotion · 19 July 2021 For now, nothing is official, but you can follow all the Z Fold 3 rumours in depth in our separate rumour round up. Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published on 15 July 2021.
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Deals: Anker 35% off Gold Box sale, OnePlus Nord N10 5G drops to $280, more

Amazon is taking up to 35% off a selection of Anker chargers, power banks, and other accessories starting at $12. Our top pick is the Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600 PD Power Bank for $110. Normally fetching $160, today’s offer amounts to 30% in savings while marking only the second notable discount of the year and matching the 2021 low set back in April. PowerCore III Elite arrives as a capable portable power bank for your everyday carry complete with more than enough juice to refuel all of the gear in your Apple kit. Alongside its 25600mAh battery, there’s a 60W USB-C output and pair of 2.4A USB-A slots for topping off your phone or earbuds. Amazon currently offers the new unlocked OnePlus Nord N10 5G 128GB Android Smartphone for $280. As only the second notable price cut to date, you’re looking at $20 in savings, a match of the all-time low, and a rare chance to save on the budget-friendly smartphone. Featuring 6.49-inch 90Hz display, the new OnePlus Nord N10 5G offers a budget-friendly focus with a Snapdragon 690 SoC to power the experience. There’s 128GB of storage here alongside a 48MP quad-camera setup, as well as a rear fingerprint scanner to complete the package. Get a closer look in our hands-on review. Amazon currently offers the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds for $20 in a variety of colors. Normally fetching $25, you’re looking at one of the very first discounts on the brand’s latest earbuds, delivering 20% in savings alongside a new all-time low. Skullcandy Dime may arrive at an impressively affordable price point further accentuated by today’s deal, there’s plenty of value here. Alongside 12-hour battery life, these pack IPX4 water resistant for tagging along on workouts. Plus, there’s a compact charging case that won’t take up too much space in your bag. We recently took a hands-on look in a Tested with 9to5Toys review and found them to quite capable offerings for dedicated workout buds or just an affordable way to get in the true wireless game. Razer Barracuda X Review: Multi-platform wireless with Razer’s latest tech [Video] Review: Adding Govee Glide Wall Light to my studio setup [Video] Hands-on: Xbox reveals three Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game themed controllers [Video] Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
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Poco F3 GT price in India could be lower than the OnePlus Nord 2

When the Poco F3 GT gets unveiled later this week, it is claimed to set a new high in terms of the price-to-features ratio in the mid-range segment. A new leak sheds some light on what it could be priced at, and how it could undercut the OnePlus Nord 2. Anuj Sharma already confirmed that the Poco F3 GT will be priced around Rs 30,000 in India and explaned how it is a segment that is in need for some more competition and disruption. Its closest competitor will be the OnePlus Nord 2, which will be unveiled on the previous day with similar specifications and an expected price tag of close to Rs 35,000 for the top variant. Tipster Debayan Roy aka Gadgetsdata believes that the Poco F3 GT price in India will be Rs 28,999 or Rs 29,999 for the base 8GB+128GB variant and Rs 31,999 or Rs 32,999 for the top 12GB+256GB model. At that price, it will be the most premium smartphone from Poco to date, and will compete with the likes of the OnePlus Nord 2, iQoo 7, Xiaomi Mi 11X, Realme X7 Max and the Oppo Reno 6. As always, we’d suggest waiting for official information and not base your decisions based on leaks, but looking at the positioning and official wording, we could be surprised if it’s too far from this suggested pricing. There are also likely to be some upgrade offers for existing Poco users who had been waiting for a high-end flagship since 3 years. The Poco F3 GT will be a rebranded Redmi K40 Gaming Edition from China with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset with UFS 3.1 storage, LPDDR5 RAM and 5G capabilities. It has a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate as well as dual stereo speakers. There’s a triple-camera setup on the rear, a large 5,000mAh battery and support for 67W fast charging.
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Ditching your Switch for a Steam Deck? Here are 7 alternatives to Nintendo games

The new Steam Deck could replace your Nintendo Switch — as long as you’re willing to part ways with some iconic games, that is. Although clearly more powerful than Nintendo’s handheld, Steam just doesn’t have the same kind of first-party Nintendo exclusives that make the Switch such a popular system. Luckily there are some fitting alternatives available on Steam. Plenty of games on the platform draw inspiration from Nintendo’s greatest hits and improve on them in some cases. If you want to ditch your Nintendo Switch for the Steam Deck, we have seven PC games that can replace some of the largest Nintendo Switch exclusives. If you’re all about tending to your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we have good news. One of the best farming simulators is available on Steam. Although Stardew Valley takes more inspiration from the bygone Harvest Moon series, there are a lot of overlaps with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You arrive on your grandfather’s old farmland with nothing more than a few rusty tools to your name. From there, you are tasked with journeying into town to pick up supplies, talking with the locals to uncover new opportunities, and of course, tending to your crops. Stardew Valley isn’t exactly Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it can certainly scratch the itch. And just like Nintendo’s first-party title, you can easily sink hundreds of hours into the experience. Paper Mario: The Origami King had some issues, not the least of which were a tedious battle system and little RPG progression. The Paper Mario franchise may be a shell of what it used to be, but others are carrying the torch forward. Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is not only an alternative to Paper Mario on Steam, it’s actually a better game in a number of ways. Just like Paper Mario, you control a party of three characters through a simplified turn-based RPG. Battles are kept interesting with button prompts corresponding to attacks, and you can swap the position of your party members to attack from different angles. Critically, Bug Fables maintains the charm of the Paper Mario series and the systems that made the first few releases so special. Admittedly, you’re generally giving up some quality with the games on this list, but that’s not the case with Bug Fables. It’s an homage and continuation of the Paper Mario series, which Nintendo has seemingly abandoned. A lot of the joy in Super Mario Maker 2 is designing your own levels with Nintendo’s iconic environments and character models. If you’re more interested in the building aspect, though, Levelhead makes a great substitute. It’s a game where you can build your own 2D platforming levels and play an endless stream of them from others. Instead of Mario, you play as an employee at the Bureau of Shipping, the galaxy’s go-to package delivery service. Your job is to train your own GR-18 delivery robot by putting them through a string of LEVELS (Limited Exercises for eValutating employEe Limitations) that you design. Although it lacks the Mario polish, Levelhead is still a great platformer-builder. The game even includes cross-save, so you can easily carry your design from your Steam Deck to a full gaming PC. Nexomon: Extinction is like an alternate reality where Nintendo continued to develop 2D, sprite-based Pokémon games. The game adds a modern finish and a whole lot of color to the Pokémon formula, tasking you with journeying across a varied landscape in search of every Nexomon available. Lapsed Pokémon fans will appreciate the old-school approach, but also the various difficulty and gameplay adjustments. Catching a Nexomon, for example, involves a timed series of button inputs, not just a random number generator. Similarly, wild Nexomon scale with your level, so every battle feels like a real challenge. With 381 Nexomon to catch and several unique quests to uncover, Extinction plays the role of a Pokémon game well. There are a lot of games like Breath of the Wild, and many of them are available on PC. The closest is undoubtedly Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising. Although the game isn’t available on Steam, it should still work on the Steam Deck thanks to Valve’s Proton compatibility layer. Immortals Fenyx Rising borrows the art style and some of the mechanics from Breath of the Wild. You traverse a vast open world where you can climb to overcome obstacles, shoot down fruit to heal yourself, and dive into dungeons to unlock and upgrade your abilities. It borrows a lot from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise, too, including a fluid combat system and stealth mechanics. Short of emulation, it’s impossible to play a game as revolutionary as Breath of the Wild on your Steam Deck. Immortals Fenyx Rising gets close, though. Brawlhalla is an arena fighter for up to eight players, and it’s available on Steam. Like Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate relies on its roster of iconic characters to sell the experience. If you’re looking to beat up some buddies through a wide variety of arenas, however, Brawlhalla does the trick. Unlike Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Brawlhalla is a free-to-play fighter with an evolving roster of characters. Free players have access to the Legend Rotation, which cycles nine characters from the roster into the free-to-play mode every week. Playing online, you can earn gold to unlock the other characters or purchase them all for $20. Although Brawlhalla doesn’t feature Nintendo characters, it brings in notable fighters from other franchises from time to time. Right now, for example, the game features the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as playable characters. You can’t find a Fire Emblem: Three Houses alternative on Steam in a single game, but you can in two games. Wargroove gets at the heart of the turn-based, tactical combat that makes the Fire Emblem franchise so exciting, and Persona 4 Golden offers all of the life-sim mechanics you could never need. If you just want a single replacement, Wargroove is your best bet. It’s a top-down tactics game in the style of the Advance Wars series, where you control a small list of units on a grid-based battlefield. It doesn’t feature permadeath or the weapon triangle, which are both tentpoles of the Fire Emblem series. However, it’s still an excellent strategy game that can fill a Three Houses- sized hole. Persona 4 Golden is actually better than Three Houses, at least when it comes to the life-sim mechanics. As long as you’re willing to trade turn-based tactics for a turn-based RPG, Persona 4 Golden provides a dense, enriching experience where the bonds you create with other characters go beyond the buffs they give you in battle.
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Stadia will get Ubisoft's new free-to-play shooter, Tom Clancy's XDefiant

Ubisoft just announced its latest installment in the Tom Clancy series, the free-to-play shooter “XDefiant,” which will be arriving on Google Stadia. “Coming soon,” Tom Clancy’s XDefiant will be a first-person shooter title that’s free-to-play and takes place within the universe built out by other games in the series. Players take on the role of “Defiants” who have customizable factions, traits, abilities, and “ultras.” Ubisoft says the list of Defiants will grow over time, too. There’s also a selection of different weapons (primary and secondary) as well as attachments. Games are played in a 6×6 arena and “a large pool of uniquely designed maps in rotation.” Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a free-to-play, fast-paced, first-person shooter. It combines intense gunplay with personalized loadouts and specialized factions as teams of gunfighters, called Defiants, battle for domination. Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant features playable factions from the Tom Clancy universe and beyond, each with unique abilities. Pair that with an arsenal of primary and secondary weapons, attachments, and devices to complete your loadout, and go to battle with a variety of maps and modes. Being one of the biggest supporters of cloud gaming, it comes as absolutely no surprise that Ubisoft is bringing XDefiant to Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Nvidia GeForce Now. It’s unclear if all three platforms will get a day-and-date launch, but it seems likely given the announcement. It also seems reasonable to expect that the game will be fully free-to-play on Stadia akin to Destiny 2, but that’s not yet confirmed. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
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Huawei P50 launch date confirmed for July 29 - and it won't be alone

Months later than expected, we know the Huawei P50 launch date - as revealed by company CEO Richard Yu, it's set to show up on July 29 along with some other devices. Via a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Richard Yu has confirmed that launch date. So we don't have long to wait to see the Huawei P50, though we don't know its release date yet. Yu also added that, as with previous Huawei P phones, photography is the main focus of the new line, saying “The road forward has no end, this time we surpass ourselves in the field of imaging again. On July 29th, the #HuaweiP50 series will soon release a new mobile imaging technology pioneered in the industry, and the new era of mobile imaging will set sail, so stay tuned!”. Clearly the Huawei P50 isn't coming alone, hence the reference to a 'series'. We'd expect a P50 Pro and P50 Pro Plus, if 2020's range of devices is an example to follow, with maybe a Lite device as well. Huawei is evidently trying to make a comeback after restrictions placed by the US government affected the software and components the company could use. Earlier in 2021 it launched HarmonyOS, its brand-new Android-rivaling operating system, with a few devices running it. The P50 handsets will almost definitely be the first HarmonyOS smartphones. We don't know too many of the Huawei P50 specs or features just yet. However, rumors suggest that with this range, Huawei will introduce a 1-inch Sony sensor in the main camera that was recently seen on the Sharp Aquos R6 and Leitz Phone 1 from Leica. Powering the device could be a Huawei-made Kirin 9000 chipset, however, it could also have a modified Snapdragon 888 chipset according to some inside sources. That said, the Snapdragon chipset that could power the phone is expected to be a 4G-only one, since the US sanctions limit 5G component supplies to Huawei. For more information about the Huawei P50, we'll have to wait until launch - but since that's so near, we won't be waiting long. Stay tuned until July 29, and we'll bring you all the need-to-know information about the new phones.
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Ola electric scooter: How to book Ola electric scooter online, expected price and launch date in India

Ola scooter pre-booking in India started on Saturday. The upcoming electric two-wheeler from the cab aggregator is said to be introduced in the country soon. The company has shared teasers of the e-scooter, giving us a glimpse of its design, look and other features. However, it’s yet to announce the Ola electric scooter price in India. To build on its hype, the company has started taking orders for an Ola electric scooter, which can be reserved by interested parties by paying a partial sum of Rs 499. This way, you have the first rights on the scooter when Ola scooter is officially launched. So if you are keen on getting the scooter, here’s how you can book an Ola electric scooter online today. Also read: Best electric bikes and scooters in India that you can buy right now Ola has initiated the booking process through Ola Electric website, where you get some details about the scooter, and what is expected from the electric two-wheeler. Follow these steps to get started The payment confirmation receipt will be sent to your registered email ID and mobile number, along with confirmation that your Ola Scooter has been booked. After this, the company will inform you when you can choose colour, customise the scooter as per your preference and pay the balance amount. And finally, the Ola electric scooter gets delivered to your doorstep once it is ready to be shipped. The company has not talked about the features such as riding range, charging speed of the Ola electric Scooter for now. However, reports are doing the rounds that the scooter’s range could be around 150 km, with a top speed of 100km/hr, on a single charge. Apart from this, the e-scooter is said to feature twin LED headlamps and a large under-seat boot space. Simultaneously, Ola claims that space on the scooter will be class-leading, along with a range and price that will appeal to buyers. It would be interesting to see if Ola can match those claims and give us quality, yet affordable electric two-wheeler. Having said that, Ola has set up a dedicated charging network for Ola Scooter, which is likely to grow and become available in more parts of the country in the near future. The company has revealed that the Ola electric scooter can be charged in two ways: As stated above, the Ola electric scooter price in India hasn’t been officially announced yet. However, Business Standards reports that the two-wheeler could be in the Rs 85,000 – Rs 1,00,000 price range. “Ola wants to position itself as an attractive alternative to the popular ICE 125 cc scooter range through its own electric offering,” the media publication further added. While the company is yet to officially announce the Ola electric scooter launch in India, rumours are rife that it could happen by July-end or in the first week of August. “Ola may initially focus on doorstep delivery, while later adopt a hybrid distribution strategy by tapping into digital sales and dealership networks,” sources told CNBC TV18. The deposit paid for reserving Ola Scooter is refundable. You can cancel the order anytime and get the money back from Ola. Ola Scooters are made in India, at the Ola Future factory, in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu. Ola claims that the f actory will be the world’s largest electric two-wheeler factory. Ola will share details for the test ride of Ola Scooter very soon.
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WhatsApp users can now join or leave ongoing group calls anytime

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday rolled out a new feature where the users can join a group video or voice call even after its started, and you see the participants in a video call screen the way you see on various communication apps. WhatsApp said that the 'Joinable calls' reduce the burden of answering a group call as it starts, and brings the spontaneity and ease of in-person conversations to group calling on WhatsApp. If someone in your group misses a call when the phone rings, they can still join whenever they like. You can also drop-off and re-join so long as the call is still ongoing. Group calling on WhatsApp currently allows up to eight participants to video call with each other. "We've also created a call info screen so you can see who is already on the call, and who has been invited but not yet joined. If you hit 'ignore' you can join later from the calls tab in WhatsApp," the company said in a statement. When you receive a group video call, the incoming WhatsApp group video call screen will show the participants currently on the call, and the first contact listed will be the participant that added you, the company informed. Group video call history will appear in the 'CALLS' tab. You can tap the call history to view the individual participants from the call, according to WhatsApp. For over 400 million users in India, WhatsApp video calls are an easiest medium to connect to their loved ones especially in the social distancing times.
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The best ad blocking apps for Android in 2021

No one likes ads — pop-up or otherwise — intruding on their online experience of reading or video viewing, but ads are everywhere on the internet. The only way to shield yourself from them is to install a special ad-blocker, software that detects and disables ads before they reach you. Ad blockers deflect annoying videos, graphics, and text ads that appear on your Android device while using apps or browsing websites. Ad-blocking is controversial, which is why Google has removed specific ad-blocking apps from the Play Store. Google’s business model is built on ads, so encouraging users to block ads is counterintuitive. But the question goes beyond whether ads are objectively good or bad. For many sites, ads are a financial lifeline — the difference between running a site and shutting it down. Sure, pop-ups can feel intrusive, but it’s kind of like over-the-air TV — it’s free, but the ads pay for the time. Installing an ad-blocker app on your Android device means you are likely affecting the livelihood of those who run the sites you enjoy. If you’ve thought about it and still want to install an ad blocker, we have a few suggestions for the best ones. Our selection also includes ad detectors and ad-blocker browsers, as they all are designed to cut down on ad viewing. Not on Android? Have a look at our favorite ad blockers for iPhone and the best ad blockers for Chrome. AdAway is a free, open-source ad-blocking app for Android, available for rooted and non-rooted devices. AdAway blocks ads using hosts files (text files that map host names to IP addresses) from various locations and combines them automatically. You can whitelist or blacklist additional domains or add a new hosts file. AdAway requires root access because the hosts file is in the system partition. With non-rooted devices, the app uses the VPN feature to block outgoing connections to ads and trackers. You can also download predefined ads and blocker lists as hosts files from within the app. Version 5 works with Android 8.0 Oreo and higher. Version 4 works with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and higher. F-Droid AdLock lets you easily run apps and browse online without interruption from annoying flashing ads by shutting down pop-ups, banners, and auto-play. AdLock prevents phishing by blocking all suspicious, unsolicited requests, which helps to secure your personal data. When AdLock is enabled on your Android phone, it will also help to protect it from bugs and spyware. You can restrict internet access to specific apps or stay connected only when the screen is on so you never go over data limits. You can install AdLock and leverage its features without root access. AdLock The popular Adblock Plus is a free, open-source browser extension that lets you customize your browsing experience. It works on both rooted and non-rooted devices to block ads and disable tracking so you can choose what you want to see by using filter lists. Filter lists are sets of rules that tell the browser what to block. You can choose from pre-made, external filter lists or create your own (English only). Many ads have built-in tracking, and some even contain malware, so Adblock Plus also provides tracking and malware protection by default, and you can add additional tracking and malware filter lists. AdBlock Plus AdGuard’s browser extension blocks ads throughout your mobile system, including video ads and ads within your apps, browsers, games, and on any website. Dozens of ad filters are available and are updated regularly. With AdGuard, you and your private data are safe from online trackers and analytics systems that may try to steal data while you’re surfing the web. Fewer ads loaded means more bandwidth saved. A wide range of settings and an apps management tool help you customize the filtering. AdGuard With AppBrain Ad Detector, you get the lowdown on all potential spyware and ads for apps installed on your phone, including push notifications, desktop icon spam ads, and apps with privacy issues. It pinpoints adware so you can remove the offending apps. It alerts you to which apps have permissions to access your location, contacts, messages, or accounts, or which ones can use services that cost you money, and it helps you remove them. It tells you which ad networks are embedded in apps, such as Admob, Millennial Media, ChartBoost, TapJoy, and others, and which have push ads. It also detects whether apps have SDKs like Facebook, VKontakte, or Twitter. Built-in developer tools detect libraries like Google Analytics, Flurry Analytics, Google Play in-app billing, Android support library, ACRA, Phonegap, and more. Google Play This private browser with Adblock provides an ad-free web experience and private browsing service and warns you of potential malware and adware. Since it is not a classic ad-blocker but rather a browser that houses an ad blocker, you can find it on the Google Play Store. The browser blocks video ads, banners ads, and pop-ups. It removes ads and tracking from streaming video, blocks pop-up ads, and prevents browser redirects to ad-heavy sites. It also cleans up banner ads for a less cluttered browsing experience. As a private browser, it blocks ad cookies from third parties via the incognito mode. Your browsing history will not be saved, and you can also add a password to this browser. You can lock your private browser with a password, protect your privacy, and automatically update the Adblock filter list. Google Play
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Sold out: Some Steam Deck preorders won’t ship until September 2022

Last week, Valve announced the Steam Deck portable PC and revealed that “preorders” would start on Friday. Valve did not reveal the Steam Deck’s actual release date. It did reveal that the console would be available in December to those who preorder. The Steam Deck “preorder” involves paying $5 upfront, which will be put towards the purchase of the chosen model. It turns out that a significant number of buyers preordered the Switch OLED alternative. The Steam Deck quikckly sold out, with ship dates slipping all the way to summer 2022. Valve attempted to prevent scalpers from hoarding the initial Steam Deck supply and set a specific rule for preorders. Only Steam account holders who had made at least one purchase before June 2021 could order the Steam Deck initially. For 48 hours starting last Friday, people with brand new Steam accounts were locked out of the ordering process. Even so, Valve’s servers crumbled under the load. Steam Deck registration opened in North America in Europe, and many people found themselves unable to preorder the console. Valve did not reveal any Steam Deck release date information during its announcement. It’s unclear how many units it might have on hand in December and whether the current chip shortage will impact its ability to meet demand in any way. Valve sells three Steam Deck versions, with the cheapest one starting at $399. That’s slightly more expensive than the new Switch OLED and comes with 64GB of onboard storage. The 256GB and 512GB models feature NVMe storage and sell for $529 and $649, respectively. The company did not disclose preorder figures either, as ship dates started slipping. But an issue in the site’s code allowed people to find actual preorder figures. In the first 90 minutes, Valve sold over 110,000 Steam Deck units with NVMe storage. Most of the sales came from North America, according to what people could find online before Valve patched the problem. After about half an hour of errors, I managed to preorder the 256GB version in Europe. The ship date had already slipped to the first quarter of 2021 by then. Assuming everyone goes through with their purchase, my Steam Deck’s release date would be sometime between January and March 2021. The estimates are even worse for North America, where the 512GB model is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2022. That’s according to estimates on Sunday. Preordering the most expensive Steam Deck right now means you’d have to wait about a year to get it. The cheaper models will ship between April and June 2022. The delivery estimates for all three models remain at Q1 2022 for Europe. One of Valve’s other rules is that you’ll have to buy the Steam Deck unit you registered for. You can’t change your mind while you wait for Valve to start processing orders. That said, scalpers are already listing Steam Deck preorders online for significant markups. That’s even though we’re months away from the console’s release. It’s unclear whether Valve will have any extra stock to sell on the launch date now that the console is sold out. But ship dates might improve as buyers ditch their place in line. Valve will refund your $5 to your bank account (within 30 days) or in Steam credit.
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Zoom buys cloud contact center Five9 for $14.7B

Zoom yesterday announced plans buy cloud call center service provider Five9 in a $14.7 billion all-stock transaction. Subject to shareholder approval, the acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2022. The acquisition could allow the to hedge its video bets after 18 months of unprecedented growth as both companies and individual users turned to the videoconferencing platform to stay in touch with co-workers, family, and friends. While the need for videoconferencing is unlikely to go anywhere, even with offices re-opening, Zoom appears to be looking to capitalize on its growing customer base by expanding services. Steve Blood, a VP Analyst at Gartner, raised questions about the move, noting that Five9 and Zoom operate in completely different markets. He sees a "disconnect" between the two companies and a potentially risky acquisition. “We recognize that a part of the market that Zoom targets is an IT leader in a mid-size business or smaller that has responsibility for all communication," Blood said. "In that segment, it is very feasible that there will be a responsibility for buying contact center technology. “However, when you look at Five9’s business, they focus on a smaller end of the market and a lot of their business is dealing directly with CX leaders who, from our experience, have nothing to do with enterprise collaboration whatsoever.," Blood said. "That's where the disconnect is for us." Zoom CEO and founder of Zoom Eric Yuan, in a statement, pointed to the push for "hybrid" workplaces, and said Five9 would position Zoom to grow. "The trend towards a hybrid workforce has accelerated over the last year, advancing contact centers’ shift to the cloud and increasing demand by customers for customized and personalized experiences," Yuan said. "Today, enterprises not only need to enable customers to engage via their preferred channel, they need to empower their teams to accomplish more, and do so with empathy, purpose, and connection. We truly believe that together, we will enable customers to reimagine the way they do business and deliver exceptional results." Five9 is slated to become an operating unit of Zoom after the deal closes. Yuan said earlier this year that Zoom would be looking to expand its range of communications services. Although videoconferencing has remained its mainstay, the company has also launched office collaboration products including Zoom Phone, a cloud phone system, and conference software, Zoom Rooms. In an interview before the Five9 acquisition was announced, Magnus Falk, CIO Advisor at Zoom, said Zoom Phone is becoming an increasingly popular offering, with the company selling 500,000 units in the last quarter. By comparison, it took seven successive quarters to sell 1 million units. Rowan Trollope, the CEO of Five9, put it this way in a statement: “Businesses spend significant resources annually on their contact centers, but still struggle to deliver a seamless experience for their customers. It has always been Five9’s mission to make it easy for businesses to fix that problem and engage with their customers in a more meaningful and efficient way. Joining forces with Zoom will provide Five9’s business customers access to best-of-breed solutions, particularly Zoom Phone, that will enable them to realize more value and deliver real results for their business." Blood said he will be looking closely for several things to see whether the acquisition ultimately works to Five9’s benefit. “We will be looking for continuity of leadership, continuity of people in the product development space, and seeing that they can continue offering the things that [Five9 has] been previously delivering,” Blood said. He argued that a name change or a rebranding effort that moves Five9 toward the collaboration space could be a turn off for customers. Five9 regularly scores highly in terms of customer satisfaction, Blood said, and has been rewarded with good ratings and solid growth. “If the whole Zoom thing becomes more of an emphasis, and Rowen [Trollope] gets dragged off, that loss of momentum could be the real turning point,” he said. The contact center-as-a-service space is growing, Blood said; it’s up 38% a year overall, with some vendors growing more than 100% — a level of growth he’s never seen in 30 years. “If the Five9 business is able to focus on building out and strengthening its capabilities in customer experience, and where there is an opportunity, build something that would enable them to sell to small and mid-sized businesses as well, that would be good. If they lose that focus that’s gotten them to where they are today with CX leaders, then it's not going to be a great thing,” Blood said.
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What is Apple Watch ECG, how does it work, and how do you set it up?

Why you can trust Pocket-lint (Pocket-lint) - Apple Watch didn't really focus on health when it first launched in 2014. It was more about fashion, notifications and apps on your wrist - offering a digital alternative to the analogue world that dominated before. Fast forward six years and the space Apple's smartwatch occupies is vastly different. The Apple Watch Series 6 is very much a health and wellbeing device with a number of features, including an ECG feature and an irregular rhythm notification feature. Here we explain what the Apple Watch heart features are, how they work, what they mean, and why you might want to use them. What are the Apple Watch heart features? ECG Irregular rhythm notification The ECG and irregular rhythm notification features were first announced in September 2018, with the ECG feature specific to the Apple Watch Series 4, though it is also available on the Watch Series 5 and the Watch Series 6. The irregular rhythm notification feature checks heart rhythms in the background every two hours and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm is detected. It is available to all Apple Watch users with a Series 1 or later. Apple The ECG feature meanwhile, is specific to the Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6 and allows users to perform ECG tests from the comfort of their homes rather requiring a local GP or hospital to take a reading. For those not familiar with the term, an ECG - short for an electrocardiogram - is a way of measuring the timings and strength of electrical signals that make up your heartbeat. By reading an ECG, a doctor can see your heart's rhythm and any irregularities, intervening if required. How do you get the ECG feature on your Apple Watch? Apple Watch Series 4,5 or 6 required for ECG The ECG and irregular rhythm notification features are available to Apple Watches running Watch OS 5.2 or later. As mentioned, the irregular rhythm notification feature is available to other Apple Watch models, from Series 1 and newer, while the ECG feature is unique to the Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6 models. What do you need to take an ECG with Apple Watch? ECG app Apple Watch Series 4,5 or 6 Supported country The ECG app is available in the US, Chile, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, the UK, New Zealand, and 19 countries within Europe. Aside from the app, you'll also need the Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5 or Series 6, an iPhone (iPhone 5 or above) and the ability to sit still while you do the test. Apple How to set up the Apple Watch ECG app iOS 12.2 and WatchOS 5.2 Open Health app Make sure you are running iOS 12.2 or later and WatchOS 5.2 or later, after which you can access the ECG functionality in the Health app on your phone. If you're doing this for the first time, you should see a prompt asking you to set it up. If you don't, go to Health Data > Heart > Electrocardiogram (ECG). The setup is incredibly easy and asks for some minimum details, such as age. That's because performing an ECG under the age of 22 isn't recommended. Once set up, you can open the Apple Watch ECG app and begin taking an ECG. How to take an ECG on the Apple Watch Open ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4,5 or 6 Hold index finger on Digital Crown Wait 30 seconds Once you've set up the app you can take an ECG whenever and wherever you want. The beauty of having the device on you all the time is that you don't have to book an appointment with the doctor. Simply open the ECG app on the Watch, rest your arm on something to reduce movement, and then hold your index finger (from the arm that doesn't have the watch on it) on the Digital Crown. You don't have to press the Digital Crown. It's all about making a looped connection for the system to monitor what's happening. Apple The test takes around 30 seconds to complete, and you'll see a representation of your heart rate on the screen while you do it. When complete, the Apple Watch will give you an instant result, along with the ability to record any symptoms you were feeling at the time. Meanwhile on your iPhone, you'll get a notification with a link straight to the report so you can see further detail or share the results with your doctor. What do the Apple Watch ECG results mean? Once you've finished capturing your EGC reading, you'll get one of four messages. Sinus rhythm means everything is as expected. Atrial fibrillation means there is an irregular pattern detected. Low or high heart rate is the third potential result, while Inconclusive means the test can't determine the end result. Can you share your Health information with your doctor? Of course. To do this, go into the Health App > Browse > Tap Heart > Electrocardiogram (ECG) > ECG result. You can then export the details via a PDF to share with your doctor. You decide how that information is shared. Apple doesn't share that information with anyone else like a third-party insurance company, other apps, or even your own computer. Is it as good as an ECG in a doctor's office? Nobody is saying that the Apple Watch ECG is going to be good as or replace a hospital quality electrocardiograph machine, but that's not the idea. A traditional hospital ECG is often referred to as a "12-lead" machine because it uses 10 different electrodes to provide information on 12 different areas of the heart. In contrast, the Apple Watch is akin to a single lead machine. The documentation refers to the Apple Watch ECG not being a substitute for actual medical care at every opportunity. Support documents from Apple state that the "user is not intended to interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional." And furthermore, "the feature is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment". Apple To get the device cleared by the relevant regulatory bodies in the US and Europe, Apple had to provide details of a clinical test of around 600 people, half of whom had atrial fibrillation. Apple watchOS 7: All the key new Apple Watch features explored By Maggie Tillman · 19 July 2021 The ECG app was unable to read about 10 per cent of the subjects, but for the others, it was very accurate, according to Apple. The company said "it caught more than 98 percent of people with atrial fibrillation, and correctly told people that they didn't have the condition 99.6 percent of the time." Apple also carried out another substantial test involving the accuracy of Apple Watch's heart data – the Apple Heart Study with Stanford University, for example, monitored atrial fibrillation, but not the ECG functionality. Should Apple give people the ability to do an ECG at home? Apple has clearly been encouraged by Apple Watch's various successes as a personal medical device. Indeed, it's done a better job at this than any other device before it. The detection of high heart rates has been especially popular and there have been a few cases where the Apple Watch has probably saved lives because it has prompted people to seek medical help. Ivor Benjamin, president of the American Heart Association was on stage with Apple when the company announced the feature in September 2018. Benjamin said: "In my experience, people often report symptoms that are absent during their medical visits." He added: "[This] is game-changing, especially when evaluating atrial fibrillation - an irregular and rapid heart rate that can increase a person's risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications". Apple In the UK, Professor Martin Cowie, professor of Cardiology at Imperial College London, based at Royal Brompton Hospital, and chair of the Digital Health Committee of the European Society of Cardiology, has also sung the new ECG feature's capabilities. "Today, there are around 1.5 million people in the UK living with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm problem, but a third of these people may be unaware of this. An on-demand ECG and pulse check could be a powerful tool in our ongoing quest to manage heart health better across Europe. The opportunity for innovation to optimise patient care is huge and this is a great step forward." What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation (or Afib/AF) is where the upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly, increasing the risk of stroke and heart failure. The irregular rhythm notification feature will check heart rhythms every two hours in the background and send a notification if an irregular heart rhythm is detected. If an irregular heart rhythm is detected, the Apple Watch will do five further tests in quick succession to see if the outcome is still positive. If it is positive, those using an Apple Watch Series 4,5 or 6 device will be prompted to do an ECG reading. Those using an Apple Watch Series 1 - 3 and the Watch SE will suggest you contact your local GP. Apple Where does Apple Watch ECG work? Rather than roll out the ECG feature to all Apple Watch users, Apple wants it to only be available in regions "cleared" for a medical device. Because of that, the ECG feature - which works on Apple Watch Series 4,5, and 6 and requires iPhone 5s or later on iOS 12.2 or later - isn't available worldwide, though it's getting there quickly. The watchOS 7.6 update (the sixth major update to watchOS 7, which released in September 2020) brought support for the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications to 30 additional regions. Apple's ECG feature is available in the US, UK, and around 90 other regions and countries globally. You can see the full list of supported areas here. What can't the heart features do? The Apple Watch heart features do not detect a heart attack, blood clots, a stroke or other heart-related conditions including high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, high cholesterol or other forms of arrhythmia. What are the risks? There are a few caveats, not least that "the ECG app is not intended for use by people under 22 years old [or…] individuals previously diagnosed with AFib". You also need to be still for the ECG to work – "these data are only captured when the user is still." Equally, "it is not intended to provide a notification on every episode of irregular rhythm suggestive of AFib and the absence of a notification is not intended to indicate no disease process is present". It's a guide, not a 99.9 percent accurate test. Apple That's key, because some will feel completely assured by the ECG app and not seek appropriate care: "Over-reliance on device output leading to failure to seek treatment despite acute symptoms or discontinuing or modifying treatment for chronic heart condition". The FDA ruling also points out that "false positive resulting in additional unnecessary medical procedures" could be an issue with the device, resulting in people going for actual ECGs that don't need to happen. Writing by Stuart Miles. Editing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 13 September 2018.
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What Is Amazon Luna? Everything You Need To Know – Updated July 19, 2021

Luna is Amazon’s new service that was announced last year at the company’s product launch event. At a glance, it’s an answer to options like Stadia, GeForce NOW, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and Shadow. What exactly is Luna, though? Should you care about the service and is it worth your time? Maybe one of the other cloud gaming services is a better fit? In this guide we’ll walk you through exactly what Luna is and what it offers, so you can make the decision on whether or not you should be interested in it and give it a try. Luna is a cloud gaming service that is offered by Amazon. It was announced September 24,2020, and is the company’s entry into the space that already contains major players like, GeForce NOW, Shadow, and Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Amazon was rumored to be entering the cloud gaming space, but little was known about it back then. Now, a lot more detail has been shared about it. Including what it costs, what games you can play, and where you can play them. There’s still a lot about Luna that Amazon is changing or adding. But now it’s possible to use the service. The idea is to offer people a slightly different model for cloud gaming than what’s currently available from competitors. Luna will offer a variety of different games from publishers you know and love. Some of them will be new and some of them will be a bit older. The whole point of Luna, much like with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Stadia, is that you don’t need to download games. There’s no having to wait for games to install. you simply find a game you want to play and you launch it. Boom. Done. If that sounds appealing to you, then you may want to consider keeping an eye on Luna and signing up to request access to it. Like Amazon says, Luna has something for everyone when it comes to games. As for what games are available, there’s actually a fairly wide variety of titles now. You’ll some of the biggest games of the last few years as well as some old favorites. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Gold Edition for example is available to stream. There’s also more recently added titles like Immortals Fenyx Rising, Ride 4, Far Cry New Dawn Deluxe Edition, and even Ghostrunner. You can also find Abzu, Everspace, Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom, Bloodstained Ritual of The Night, and Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana. All of these are located in the Luna+ channel. Some of them are also titles which have been added to Stadia over the least few months. The newest games to be added to Luna are the service’s games for June, which include, The Falconeer, and Killer Queen Black. Amazon has also announced, which includes DiRT 5, Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition, and Saints Row: The Third – Remastered. So many of the games you see on Luna will be available through other cloud gaming options. In addition to the Luna+ channel, there’s also the Ubisoft+ channel, which as you may have guessed is filled with a ton of different Ubisoft games. Far Cry New Dawn, The Division, The Division 2, and Watch Dogs are just a handful of the different available options. But there’s also some fairly recent titles like Immortals Fenyx Rising (mentioned above), and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. As Luna grows, more channels are likely to be added as well. Though at this time Amazon has not shared anything specifically. It does stand to reason however that as long as things continue to go well, Amazon will add more partners to the program and roll out channels for them which contain only their games. Access to these would also cost extra as it does with the Ubisoft+ channel. Amazon’s big thing here is letting you play games on the devices you already own. This is going to be limited to begin with, but it will hopefully start to expand soon. Now that the service is open to some players, you’ll be able to access it on Fire TV (any TV or device that has Fire TV baked into it), Mac, iOS via web apps, and PC. The service is also now available on Android devices, which Amazon just launched back in December of 2020. At the moment Amazon has made Luna an invite-only service. This means you can’t quite yet sign up and create an account to play games whenever you want. You can however sign up to request access, as it’s currently in a beta form. So long as you get an invite after requesting access, you can play games via the Luna+ and Ubisoft+ channels on the supported devices. There is one platform where you can access Luna without an invite at this point and it’s through Amazon’s. Though not all Fire TV devices will be compatible. Sign up for access will not guarantee you a spot to play. It is however your best shot right now at trying Luna out. As the beta continues, following its availability going live, Amazon will eventually open it up to more people. Perhaps anyone that cares to test it out. If you’re interested in trying the service, make sure to request access by signing up. The service is available at an introductory cost of $5.99 a month during the current beta period. This has also been the cost since the early access started back in 2020. Since this is only the beta price though, it will probably cost more when it launches fully. When it’s open to everyone and not just those invited. This is also the cost for the Luna+ channel only. If you want access to the Ubisoft+ channel, then it will cost you $14.99 a month for access. However, you do not have to subscribe to both. You can actually choose to subscribe to either the Luna+ channel or the Ubisoft+ channel. You can subscribe to both if you prefer though. And then have a lot more games to play. Amazon supports a handful of different controllers and has since the service went into early access. This includes the Luna controller, the Xbox One wireless controller, and the DualShock 4. You can also use a mouse and keyboard if you’re playing games on your PC. Which might be the preferred input method for some. There will undoubtedly be more compatible controllers down the line, but in the beginning Amazon is starting small with the most popular and most used controllers out there. And it makes sense. Now, that isn’t to say that other controllers won’t work. They might. But Amazon doesn’t list anything else as officially supported. So anything other than what was mentioned here may not work at all. You might be surprised at what’s available. Then again maybe not. Since this is Amazon-owned, it naturally has integration with Alexa. You can ask Alexa to play games and it’ll launch the game you mention. Not unlike Google has done with Stadia and Google Assistant. Luna also has integration with Twitch. Another Amazon-owned brand. You can watch Twitch livestreams on Luna and then from those streams launch into a game on the service yourself. Amazon says that the service will support up to 1080p resolution for most games. Some games will support up to 4K, but none of those are currently available on the service right now. Amazon says 4K is coming soon, so this is expected to pop up once the beta period is over. At the moment you can choose to play games at either 720p or 1080p. This can be changed in the settings menu once you’re logged into Luna. The recommended internet speed is 10Mbps for your download speeds for everything that is streaming at 1080p. If you’re going to stream in 4K, which isn’t available at the moment and probably won’t be during the beta period, you’ll need a minimum of 35Mbps download. As always though, the faster and stronger your internet connection, the better your streaming experience will be. So keep that in mind. Also note that streaming in higher quality will use up more internet bandwidth. Currently, running games at 1080p will chew through about 10GB an hour according to Amazon. And about half of that if you’re streaming games at 720p. The service is pretty limited for the early access period. To start, Luna will be available in the US only. This excludes Hawaii, Alaska, and any US territories. Amazon hasn’t announced any plans for expansion outside the US at the moment. Though it likely will expand after early access, and perhaps even during. For right now, the mainland US is still the only available region where Luna is up and running.
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Top insider reveals when Apple will launch its big MacBook Pro redesign

Apple launches new Macs every year, with most of the upgrades bringing the expected performance improvements that come with each CPU and GPU refresh. Major redesigns are rare, as those come only every few years. It so happens that rumors say 2021 will be the year when Apple drops redesigned MacBook Pro and Air models. But the insiders familiar with Apple plans have offered all sorts of launch predictions. The most optimistic rumors claimed Apple wanted to launch the new MacBook Pro at WWDC back in June. And Apple has leaked the M1-successor name on YouTube, seemingly confirming that an M1X MacBook Pro reveal might have been in the works. Now, a new report indicates that we might not see the new MacBook Pro in stores until much later this year. That’s in line with the more pessimist leaks from earlier that pointed to September as a potential launch window. Apple changed the game last November. It released the first MacBook Pro and Air devices with its own Apple M1 chip inside. All Macs that will follow will run on M1 chips or better, as Apple doesn’t need Intel anymore. But the 2020 MacBook Pro and Air featured the same designs as their Intel-based predecessors. Apple is planning a major redesign for both laptop models. We’ve already seen purported MacBook Air renders, and the redesigned MacBook Pro claims appeared in several rumors earlier this year. The 2021 MacBook Pro’s flat edges aren’t that exciting. What’s really exciting are claims that say Apple will bring back MagSafe charging and several of the ports it removed a few years ago. The list includes HDMI and an SD card reader. The redesigned MacBook Pros will also feature mini-LED screens, similar to the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro display. Finally, Apple plans to launch the new Pro in two sizes. We’re looking at 16-inch and 14-inch display variations. The latter represents a new entry in Appl