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(19.99/20)  1 
Oppo Air Glass, MariSilicon X NPU, and everything announced at Oppo Inno Day 2021

Oppo has announced its new Air Glass for augmented reality applications, along with a new MariSilicon X neural processing unit for HDR A.I. 4K video. 2021-12-14 22:14 8KB

(11.99/20)  2 
Apple finally makes it harder to stalk Android users with its new Tracker Detect app

Apple's new Tracker Detect app lets Android users detect AirTags on their person, but it's still not as good as the automatic scanning you'll find on iPhones. 2021-12-14 21:28 2KB

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netflix: Netflix slashes subscription prices in India: Here are all the new prices

Content streaming platform Netflix on Tuesday said it is slashing its monthly subscription rates by up to 60 per cent in India, as it looks to woo viewers amid growing competition in the OTT space in the country. 2021-12-14 13:26 3KB

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iPhone 14 rumors: Release date, price, 48-megapixel camera and more

Apple's iPhone 13 was released earlier this year, and although the iPhone 14 isn't quite "just around the corner," we've already started … 2021-12-14 16:30 2KB

(7.74/20)  5 
Apple iPhone 14 Pro variants to sport 48MP camera, 8GB RAM: Report

Tech giant Apple is likely to launch its upcoming iPhone 14 Pro variants with 48MP camera and 8GB RAM, media reports say. In a research … 2021-12-14 13:50 1KB

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Google’s Android 12 Go Edition will make budget phones faster in 2022

Google promises big updates for affordable smartphones with the upcoming Android 12 Go Edition. Here's what to expect. 2021-12-14 21:55 2KB

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ASUS launches ProArt StudioBook 16 for creators along with new VivoBook Pro models: Check specs

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular … 2021-12-14 15:07 1KB

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A Samsung 25W wireless charger exists. Fast charging on the way for Galaxy S22?

The FCC just saw a 25W Samsung wireless charger. Could this mean the Galaxy S22 series could see 25W wireless charging speeds? 2021-12-14 15:36 2KB

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U.K. agency says Apple and Google are stifling user choice in their app stores

The U.K.'s Competition and Market Authority thinks Apple and Google are stifling mobile competition. Here's what that means. 2021-12-14 18:05 4KB

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Xbox PC Game Pass has a big problem — and it isn’t the name

Microsoft recently announced that it's rebranding Xbox Game Pass for PC as PC Game Pass. The name is far from the main issue with the PC subscription service. 2021-12-14 21:44 5KB

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Tesla Will Soon Let You Buy Merch With Dogecoin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is embracing the so-called 'memecoin.' 2021-12-14 20:49 2KB

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The Huawei P50 Pocket is the Galaxy Z Flip 3 rival you can’t buy

A battered Huawei still manages to launch phones at regular intervals. This time around, it's a new foldable phone called the Huawei P50 Pocket. 2021-12-14 21:35 2KB

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Xiaomi 12 Ultra design leaks and here is how it's different from Mi 11 Ultra

Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be the company's successor to the flagship Mi 11 Ultra which was launched earlier this year. 2021-12-14 11:21 3KB

(5.31/20)  14 
Xcode 13.2 Update Downloaded From Mac App Store Causing Errors for Developers

Alongside iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, macOS Monterey 12.1, and watchOS 8.3, Apple yesterday introduced an updated version of Xcode, Xcode 13.2. Developers. 2021-12-14 17:57 1KB

(5.21/20)  15 
If you have YouTube TV you may soon lose 18 channels including ESPN

YouTube TV might lose over a dozen live channels, including ESPN, ABC, and National Geographic, if it can't work out a deal with Disney. 2021-12-14 19:47 3KB

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Dell Concept Luna showcases the future of sustainable laptop design

Dell has introduced Concept Luna, a proof-of-concept laptop designed with sustainability in mind. Though the model won't be made available to consumers, the 2021-12-14 21:33 4KB

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Apple rolls out iOS 15.2 with app privacy report, legacy contacts and other important feature

With iOS 15.2, Apple has introduced a ton of features including communications safety on iMessage, Apple Music voice plan support, legacy contacts and other features. 2021-12-14 03:48 1KB

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 falls to a new low in today's best deals at $450 off, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a new all-time low on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 at $450 off. That’s alongside the latest Samsung Frame QLED 4K TV on sale and these ongoing NVIDIA Shield TVs discounts from $130. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch […] 2021-12-14 17:08 3KB

(4.28/20)  19 
MasterClass Adds Support for Apple's FaceTime SharePlay Feature

Third-party apps are continuing to adopt support for Apple's SharePlay FaceTime feature on iOS devices and Macs, and as of this week, MasterClass. 2021-12-14 21:24 2KB

(4.24/20)  20 
iPhone Flip rumors: Could we finally see Apple's foldable iPhone in 2023?

This year Apple showed off a bunch of new products, from the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7 to the upgraded MacBook Pros and AirPods 3 . … 2021-12-14 17:00 5KB

(4.16/20)  21 
Nike Acquires RTFKT to Make Virtual Sneakers for the Metaverse

Nike takes a shortcut to embracing the blockchain, NFTs, and digital sneakers. 2021-12-14 16:03 2KB

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Yet another country says Apple, Google have 'vice-like grip' over phones

The UK's competition authority has found that Apple and Google exert a ton of control over the smartphone space. 2021-12-14 13:33 3KB

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NASA solar probe officially 'touches the sun' and lives to tell the tale

After spending 990 days speeding through the solar system and zipping around Venus and our home star, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has achieved the … 2021-12-14 22:42 2KB

(4.12/20)  24 
LG wants these TVs to disappear when not in use

Long gone are the days when TVs were mere entertainment appliances, large boxes that were permanently set against the living room wall. Some homes these days 2021-12-14 18:48 2KB

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The best iPad Pro deals and sales for December 2021

Anybody who wants the absolute best and beefiest tablet that money can buy should look no further than iPad Pro deals -- and we've got 'em all right here. 2021-12-14 22:59 5KB

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Spider-Man will appear in the MCU again after No Way Home, Sony confirms

A Sony exec confirmed that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will appear in an MCU movie after Spider-Man: No Way Home, without offering specifics. 2021-12-14 16:07 4KB

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Hands on: Apple Music Voice review

Excluding the student plan, Apple Music Voice is the cheapest option yet and, thankfully, doesn't skimp on music variety. 2021-12-14 22:34 4KB

(3.30/20)  28 
Apple iOS 15: News, features, and everything you need to know

The new iOS 15 operating system is out and comes with a variety of enhancements and new features for the Apple iPhone. Here's everything you need to know. 2021-12-14 15:21 12KB

(3.25/20)  29 
Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5008215, released on Dec. 14, 2021. 2021-12-14 21:37 3KB

(3.22/20)  30 
Best streaming service of 2021: Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Prime Video, Hulu, ESPN Plus and more

Streaming subscriptions are great, but it seems like every major network and media company has launched a new streaming service . There's more great TV … 2021-12-14 12:00 2KB

(3.20/20)  31 
Elon Musk is Time's Person of the Year: Talking Tech podcast

Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited … 2021-12-14 13:05 3KB

(3.17/20)  32 
Even More Images Depict OPPO's Upcoming Foldable Smartphone

The OPPO Find N has been all over the news for days now. That is OPPO’s upcoming (and first) foldable smartphone that will launch on December 15, and now 2021-12-14 10:21 2KB

(3.17/20)  33 
December update for Pixel 6 & 6 Pro is finally rolling out

Google usually rolls out monthly updates to its smartphones on the first working Monday of every month. However, this month, the company already announced 2021-12-14 05:49 1KB

(3.13/20)  34 
I took Nvidia’s $20K System Latency challenge, and I was shocked by the results

Nvidia challenged me to become a better gamer, and it wants to challenge you. Here's how I did it, and how you can potentially win part of $20,000 in prizes. 2021-12-14 14:00 6KB

(3.11/20)  35 
Google Photos ‘Memories’ is rolling out widely on web

Back in October, Google Photos started to get “Memories” carousel on the web. After a long wait, the feature is now having a wider rollout. The feature 2021-12-14 12:22 1KB

(3.10/20)  36 
New iMac Pro with 120Hz ProMotion display is just around the corner

Apple’s upcoming high-end iMac could launch as soon as spring 2022, according to a reliable analyst who has shared a number of specific details in a blog post. 2021-12-14 13:31 3KB

(3.09/20)  37 
Apple Inc. has reinstated mask mandates and crowd control amidst resurging COVID in US

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Apple Inc. has reportedly circulated an internal memo asking stores to reinstate mask mandate and limit the number of customers in Apple Stores across the United States of America amidst Omicron surge 2021-12-14 23:04 2KB

(3.09/20)  38 
iFixit Is Making Official Microsoft Surface Repair Tools

These tools should make a repair easier, especially the part involving adhesive. 2021-12-14 17:24 2KB

(3.09/20)  39 
Watch stars move around the Milky Way's supermassive black hole in deepest images yet

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (ESO's VLTI) has obtained the deepest and sharpest images to date of the region around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The new images zoom in 20 times more than what was possible before the VLTI and have helped astronomers find a never-before-seen star close to the black hole. By tracking the orbits of stars at the center of the Milky Way, the team has made the most precise measurement yet of the black hole's mass. 2021-12-14 15:53 6KB

(3.09/20)  40 
Guy Accidentally Sells $300,000 “Bored Ape” NFT for 1% of Its Value

An NFT enthusiast made a typo that ended up costing him hundreds of thousands of dollars when selling his "Bored Ape" NFT. 2021-12-14 17:59 3KB

(3.07/20)  41 
LastPass is being spun off from LogMeIn

LogMeIn is spinning off LastPass as an independent cloud security company to meet strong market demand. 2021-12-14 21:30 2KB

(3.05/20)  42 
New Samsung and IBM discoveries could one day produce ultra-efficient chips

Samsung and IBM revealed new breakthroughs in their collaboration to produce a new semiconductor design. The future chips may be ultra-efficient and fast. 2021-12-14 23:06 3KB

(2.37/20)  43 
Daily Authority: 😎 AR = Assisted Reality?

Oppo Inno Day is packing a punch, plus more tech news you need to know today! 2021-12-14 14:47 1KB

(2.26/20)  44 
Apple Arcade Getting New Disney and Nickelodeon Games

Apple Arcade surpassed 200 games available on the service in August, and new titles continue to be added nearly every week. The latest game coming to. 2021-12-14 17:33 2KB

(2.25/20)  45 
Is Call of Duty Warzone coming to mobile?

The battle royale mega-hit could be on mobile systems soon, according to leaks. 2021-12-14 09:41 2KB

(2.25/20)  46 
Call of Duty: Mobile Season 11: Final Snow Launching on December 16 with New Map Icebreaker and Battle Pass

Call of Duty Mobile Season 11 launches on December 16, and will introduce a new map to the game as well mark the return of the Undead Siege. 2021-12-14 06:29 3KB

(2.24/20)  47 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Makes Another Appearance On Geekbench

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 lineup is currently under development, with a launch expected sometime in the first half of 2022. All three variants have 2021-12-14 19:33 2KB

(2.24/20)  48 
Instagram will now allow users to reply on comments with reels, here is how

The new feature will allow users to add a sticker of a comment on a new reel they have posted. 2021-12-14 12:08 2KB

(2.24/20)  49 
Instagram blocked artist's account with Metaverse name right after Facebook became Meta

Instagram has reportedly blocked the Instagram handle @Metaverse, which belonged to an Australian artist, only a few days after Facebook rebranded itself to Meta. 2021-12-14 03:52 3KB

(2.22/20)  50 
Log4j Vulnerability Sends Cyber Defenders Scrambling

A newly discovered vulnerability in a widely used software library is causing mayhem on the Internet, forcing cyber defenders to scramble as hackers rush to exploit the weakness. 2021-12-14 12:41 4KB

(2.20/20)  51 
Bored With Your Apple Watch Faces? Here's How to Change and Customize Them

Change your watch face to fit the moment and customize certain faces with a different look. Here's how to give your Apple Watch display your own personal touch. 2021-12-14 21:50 8KB

(2.20/20)  52 
NoiseFit Evolve 2 with support for Hindi language, fast charging technology launched in India

The NoiseFit Evolve 2 comes with a host of interesting features including support for Hindi language, Instacharge technology along various other health features. 2021-12-14 11:26 2KB

(2.18/20)  53 
10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Tuesday, readers. Apple's latest software upgrade comes with new privacy features , and Elon Musk was named Time's "Person of the Year." Shall … 2021-12-14 11:00 4KB

(2.17/20)  54 
Put the Apple Watch Series 7 on Your Wrist for $50 Less Today, Pay Just $349

Right here, right now, you can grab the Apple Watch Series 7 for a low price of just $349. This deal saves you $50 on Apple's latest and greatest wearable. 2021-12-14 17:32 1KB

(2.16/20)  55 
Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPUs may be even harder to buy after firmware fix helps miners

EVGA’s solution to a performance problem tied to power limitations improves Ethereum mining hash rates. 2021-12-14 16:41 3KB

(2.15/20)  56 
You told us: This is the most underrated smartphone of 2021

We recently published a list of the most underrated smartphones in 2021, but here's what you thought was the most underrated device. 2021-12-14 16:00 3KB

(2.14/20)  57 
Top 10 Best PS5 Games – Updated December, 2021

The PS5 may still be somewhat new and that means there aren't a large number of PS5-only games out for it yet, but there are plenty to get players 2021-12-14 20:15 10KB

(2.14/20)  58 
WindJammers 2 Release Date Confirmed to be January 2022

Dotemu has confirmed that WindJammers 2 will release on consoles and PC on January 20, 2022. The game will also be available on Game Pass. 2021-12-14 19:53 2KB

(2.14/20)  59 
The Entire Galaxy S22 Series Appears In A Short Video

The entire Samsung Galaxy S22 series has appeared in a short video (embedded below the article). Do note that these seem to be dummy units, so they’re not 2021-12-14 12:11 2KB

(2.12/20)  60 
Financial analyst says up to 1.4 billion Android users could want an iPhone SE

A well-respected financial analyst posits that nearly 50% of worldwide Android users could think about switching to the iPhone SE (2022). 2021-12-14 22:27 2KB

(2.12/20)  61 
HomePod Mini deal at Target scores you a $20 discount

You don't often see deep discounts on Apple products, but the HomePod has always held an unusual position in the smart speaker market. It's … 2021-12-14 18:08 1KB

(2.11/20)  62 
Apple's all-new AirPods drop to a record-low price in fantastic deal

This is the cheapest AirPods deal we've seen this year, with the lowest price yet on the latest Apple earbuds. 2021-12-14 16:51 2KB

(2.11/20)  63 
AIDA64 update confirms RTX 3080 Ti for laptops

We’ve been hearing plenty of rumours about Nvidia’s new GPU plans for early 2022, including mention of an RTX 3080 Ti SKU for laptops. Now, we seem to have confirmation of this GPU, thanks to the latest AIDA64 update. AIDA64 is a well-known and often used benchmarking and system monitoring software. We use it for … 2021-12-14 15:52 1KB

(2.11/20)  64 
OSHA is investigating Apple over its treatment of employees, reports say

The US Department of Labor has opened an investigation into Apple, The Financial Times reported. The department confirmed the probe has been opened to The New York Times. … 2021-12-14 10:41 3KB

(2.09/20)  65 
How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 10

Want to take down your screen brightness a notch? Here's how to turn on dark mode and set custom colors across your apps and menus in Windows 10. 2021-12-14 22:21 3KB

(2.09/20)  66 
The best iPhone 13 Mini cases and covers

While the iPhone 13 Mini is easy to operate single-handedly, it's a powerful piece of kit that needs the best protection you can buy. Here are our favorites. 2021-12-14 15:26 9KB

(2.08/20)  67 
Boba Fett gets his own Xbox controller

Xbox controllers featuring The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda came out last year before the premiere of the second season of the Disney Plus series. With The Book … 2021-12-14 20:08 1KB

(2.08/20)  68 
Upcoming Nvidia GPUs may be delayed due to component shortages

Nvidia may be forced to delay its RTX 3070 Ti 16GB GPU due to component shortages, while the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti remains on track for a January launch. 2021-12-14 17:20 3KB

(2.08/20)  69 
As a fitness writer, these are the gifts that I'd like to find under the tree this Christmas

Struggling to think of a Christmas present for the sporty person in your life? These ideas might help. 2021-12-14 10:18 4KB

(2.06/20)  70 
WhatsApp group admins will soon be able to delete messages for everyone

As per reports, WhatsApp is testing the feature to let group admins delete messages for everyone in a group. 2021-12-14 09:14 2KB

(2.05/20)  71 
We just touched the Sun for the first time in human history

The Parker Solar Probe just touched the Sun, the first time anything made by humans has done so. 2021-12-14 22:53 1KB

(2.05/20)  72 
Google Patches Actively Exploited Zero-Day Security Flaw In Chrome, Update ASAP

Google confirmed that attackers are actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerabilityi in Chrome, but a patch is available. 2021-12-14 14:47 2KB

(2.05/20)  73 
7 simple tips to boost your smartphone’s charging speed

Smartphone manufacturers are continuously pushing the limits when it comes to charging. While huge power bricks and software upgrades can significantly boost the charging speed, there are also a few small things that users can do to improve the pace. If you want to know how to improve the charging speed of your mobile phone, you can follow these tips.
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(2.04/20)  74 
UN confirms hottest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic

The highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic has been officially confirmed by the United Nations, sounding alarm bells about climate change. 2021-12-14 23:09 3KB

(2.04/20)  75 
One-to-one Microsoft Teams video calls can now be end-to-end encrypted

Microsoft is now rolling out end-to-end encryption on one-to-one video calls in Microsoft Teams as a step toward safer private meetings. 2021-12-14 18:56 2KB

(2.04/20)  76 
Debilitating human parasite transmitted via dogs eating fish

Efforts to eradicate a human parasitic disease are being hampered by dogs eating infected fish, new research shows. 2021-12-14 18:49 2KB

(2.04/20)  77 
WhatsApp Finally Hides Your Last Seen Status from Sttrangers

In a new update, WhatsApp has finally decided to make a privacy change that will prevent people on the messaging platform from viewing the "Last Seen" Status of users. This applies to uses whom they have never talked to. The tip is coming to us from ever-so-reliable WABetaInfo. Your WhatsApp Last Seen is Finally Safe […] 2021-12-14 16:54 2KB

(2.04/20)  78 
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök will kick off a second year of DLC

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a lot of leaks coming out of Ubisoft, particularly around future DLC plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Now, Ubisoft has confirmed much of this information, officially announcing the Dawn of Ragnarök expansion and confirming additional DLC is in the works for next year. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök is … 2021-12-14 18:59 2KB

(2.04/20)  79 
Apple TV+ App Now Rolling Out to Sky Q and Sky Glass TVs

The Apple TV+ app is now rolling out to Sky Q and Sky Glass TV devices, following a deal between Apple and Comcast earlier this year. Users of the. 2021-12-14 15:44 1KB

(2.03/20)  80 
The 21 best wireless earbuds for 2021

The market for a true wireless earbud has exploded over the last few years. Sure, Apple's  AirPods and  AirPods Pro  remain bestsellers in the … 2021-12-14 14:36 2KB

(2.03/20)  81 
Vivo S12 Series China Launch Date Confirmed, Reservations Begin

Vivo has officially announced the launch date for the Vivo 12 series. Reservations for the handsets have been opened for the Chinese market. 2021-12-14 07:05 2KB

(2.02/20)  82 
Here's Why The Log4j Security Vulnerability Has CISA Pressing The Panic Button

Massive security hole in widely-distributed logging package is a five-alarm fire. 2021-12-14 19:27 2KB

(2.02/20)  83 
Google Calendar update prevents unwanted invitation spam

Google Calendar spam isn't a new problem, but the latest update in the calendar app could help stop it. In a Monday blog post, Google … 2021-12-14 16:44 1KB

(2.02/20)  84 
Save up to 36% on Anker's newest magnetic iPhone charging accessories today only

Anker has made high quality cell phone accessories for years, and recently the company announced a new lineup of MagGo charging accessories that are compatible … 2021-12-14 14:17 1KB

(2.02/20)  85 
Altice UK increases stake in BT to 18% talks tough: 'We will not hesitate to act if required to protect our critical national telecoms infrastructure' 2021-12-14 14:54 4KB

(2.02/20)  86 
Sony Announces 3 Colourful DualSense Controllers, 5 New PS5 Covers

PS5 DualSense gets three new colourways, bringing the total number of galaxy-inspired controller colours to five. Sony has also announced five PS5 covers in Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple colourways to match these controllers. The controllers will go on sale globally in January 2022, while the covers will be available in select regions in the first half of 2022. 2021-12-14 07:28 4KB

(1.99/20)  87 
Blackview launches the Tab6 Kids, offering it for a $30 discount till 26th December!

After the successful November launch of the company’s first 8-inch tab, the Blackview Tab6, the Hong Kong-based rugged device manufacturer has now launched a kid-friendly rugged tablet of the same dimensions, dubbed the Blackview Tab6 Kids. The device arrives at the peak of holiday season hype and offers many features, making it attractive for both … 2021-12-14 19:51 1KB

(1.99/20)  88 
WhatsApp rolls out a new 'Voice Message Preview' feature: Check details

WhatsApp users will also have an option to tap on any part of the voice message recording to play it from that particular timestamp. 2021-12-14 17:00 2KB

(1.18/20)  89 
Vivo V23 Pro with 64-megapixel primary camera may launch next month

The Vivo V23 Pro is expected to launch early in 2022. It may feature a 64-megapixel primary camera. The report adds that Vivo V23 Pro will be launched earlier than the vanilla Vivo V23. 2021-12-14 09:46 2KB

(1.17/20)  90 
Tesla now has 7 EV variants approved in India: Report

Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla has received approval for three more trims of its electric vehicles in India, bringing the total to seven versions approved in the country, media reports said. 2021-12-14 10:29 2KB

(1.17/20)  91 
Stable Android 12 based FuntouchOS 12 update is live for iQOO Z3

Following Google, several OEMs have started releasing their customized skin to the eligible device. Joining the list is the Chinese giant iQOO. Earlier 2021-12-14 04:56 1KB

(1.16/20)  92 
Amazon Prime Membership Offers 2021: How to Get Prime Subscription Effectively Free or with Up to 50% Discount

we are going to show the ways through which you can get a Amazon Prime subscription effectively free or with up to 50 per cent discount. 2021-12-14 05:22 9KB

(1.14/20)  93 
The Best Android Music Apps for 2022

For many, a smartphone is a music player that just happens to have a built-in communication device. Amp up your Android with the best music and podcast apps you can get. 2021-12-14 14:44 1KB

(1.13/20)  94 
The best cheap printers for 2021

Need a new printer for the home or office, but don't want to spend too much? There are plenty of choices with all the technology you need. Here are the best. 2021-12-14 19:03 13KB

(1.12/20)  95 
Hurry — This 2-in-1 Chromebook laptop is only $155 at Walmart today

Save big on this practical and lightweight Chromebook from Acer and get it in time for Christmas. 2021-12-14 13:05 2KB

(1.11/20)  96 
2021 Notebook: Billionaires and the space race

THE BACKGROUND: Captain Kirk — aka William Shatner — finally made it into space, part of the new wave of civilian travelers sponsored by names … 2021-12-14 20:20 5KB

(1.11/20)  97 
Apple Plans 'Ring in the New Year' Activity Challenge for Apple Watch Users

Apple is planning to offer a new "Ring in the New Year" Apple Watch Activity Challenge starting on Saturday, January 1. The Activity. 2021-12-14 19:27 1KB

(1.11/20)  98 
The Best Gaming Chairs for 2022

These top picks let you play in comfort and style, and with much-needed lumbar support. 2021-12-14 14:18 6KB

(1.11/20)  99 
Asus launches a range of creator-centric ProArt-series laptops in India

To offer a personalised choice for consumers, Taiwanese tech giant ASUS on Tuesday launched new laptops under ProArt series in India starting at Rs 74,990. … 2021-12-14 09:04 2KB

(1.10/20)  100 
Microsoft releases Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Microsoft has released Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Both patches fix several issues on each Windows version but both also carry known issues, luckily, there are workarounds. 2021-12-14 19:48 1KB

(1.10/20)  101 
Toyota teases slick electric sports cars in major EV preview

Toyota and Lexus have a history of building some of the most interesting sports cars, whether it's the delightfully vintage 2000GT or the engineering … 2021-12-14 15:26 3KB

(1.10/20)  102 
Weibo Fined by Chinese Regulator for Publishing Illegal Information

Weibo has been slapped with a CNY 3 million (roughly Rs. 3.5 crore) fine by China's Internet regulator for repeatedly publishing illegal information. 2021-12-14 10:48 2KB

(1.09/20)  103 
Don’t toss out your old smart home tech! Regift it

Let's find a home for all of that extra tech you've been stashing. Regifting keeps perfectly good smart home gadgets from going to the landfill. 2021-12-14 23:09 4KB

(1.09/20)  104 
Best live TV streaming service for cord-cutters

At some point or another over the past few years, you've likely considered  cutting the cable cord . Most of what you watch is on … 2021-12-14 17:00 10KB

(1.09/20)  105 
The best smart thermostats for 2021

Want to automate heating and cooling in your home to set the perfect temperature? Here are our top picks for the best smart thermostats on the market today. 2021-12-14 15:51 9KB

(1.09/20)  106 
Galaxy S22, S22+ & S22 Ultra Display Resolutions Revealed

Display resolutions of the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra panels have been revealed, it seems. This information comes from Ice Universe, a 2021-12-14 13:29 2KB

(1.08/20)  107 
This is your excuse to buy a 27-inch gaming monitor right now

The MSI Optix G272 gaming monitor, which features a 27-inch display and a 144Hz refresh rate, is available from Walmart for just $174 after an $85 discount. 2021-12-14 16:05 2KB

(1.08/20)  108 
Forget Spider-Man, this bonkers trailer is the multiverse madness you need to see today

Yeah, Spider-Man is cool, but trust me: you have to see this multiverse-bending new trailer. Everything Everywhere All At Once stars Michelle Yeoh … 2021-12-14 15:48 1KB

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Returnal became one of my favorite games of 2021 — once I exploited it

Sometimes a game like Returnal is too hard and you're left to give up. Here's how I got through one of 2021's best games with an exploit. 2021-12-14 14:00 6KB

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SpaceX engineer alleges sexual harassment at work

Elon Musk's SpaceX is "so rife with sexism , the only remedy is for women to leave," a former engineer has alleged in an essay … 2021-12-14 22:21 3KB

(1.07/20)  111 
iOS 15.2 releases with major privacy features

One of Apple’s core ideologies is to offer their customers complete privacy. The iPhone is a byproduct of such a mentality, leading the industry when it comes to personal security and privacy in the smartphone market. iOS 15.2 pushes the iPhones further up this path, adding new privacy features and more. Following a beta period, … 2021-12-14 20:03 2KB

(1.07/20)  112 
This PlayStation Plus Deal Is Cheaper Than Black Friday!

Eneba has a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus on sale for just $36 right now. That's a really nice discount on PlayStation Plus, since it is 2021-12-14 16:40 2KB

(1.06/20)  113 
How To Link Your Facebook Account To PUBG: New State

PUBG: New State offers an option to link your Facebook account to the game so you can add friends from your list and play with them, but if you don't know 2021-12-14 23:12 2KB

(1.06/20)  114 
How to install Qubes OS as a virtual machine

Qubes OS defines itself modestly as "a reasonably secure operating system." It might actually be one of the safest operating systems, often used by pros who are most concerned with computer security. 2021-12-14 21:52 809Bytes

(1.06/20)  115 
Google Translate's Material You redesign is expanding from Pixel 6 to older Pixel phones

Google Translate is now rolling out its Material You redesign to older Pixel phones after first keeping it solely on Pixel 6 devices. 2021-12-14 21:44 1KB

(1.06/20)  116 
NASA selects 4 CubeSats for space weather tech development

Four CubeSats—CubIXSS, SunCET, DYNAGLO, and WindCube—have been selected by NASA's Heliophysics Flight Opportunities in Research and Technology program in cooperation with NASA's Space Weather Science Application. Together, they will comprise a first-generation testbed for space weather innovation through small satellites. 2021-12-14 21:41 5KB

(1.06/20)  117 
This super affordable Samsung S20 FE deal offers £21 bills and gives you £100 cashback

Save on one of the best value mid-range phones in the UK - this Samsung Galaxy S20 FE deal hits the sweet spot on data, bills and features. 2021-12-14 17:20 3KB

(1.06/20)  118 
Hurry - the Apple Watch SE crashes to $229 in epic deal at Amazon

We've just spotted a fantastic deal on the Apple Watch SE, which is now on sale for just $229 at Amazon. 2021-12-14 17:02 1KB

(1.06/20)  119 
Asus releases new software update for the ROG Phone II

A month ago, Asus released the Android 11 update to the ROG Phone II. In the latest news, the smartphone is receiving another update. But what will the 2021-12-14 09:41 1KB

(1.05/20)  120 
AMD Sets Date For CES Livestream: How To Watch And What To Expect

AMD has scheduled a "Product Premiere" event at CES to talk about (and potentially launch) upcoming Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs. 2021-12-14 19:46 3KB

(1.05/20)  121 
Windows 11 preview build addresses storage speed issue

The optional KB5007262 build of Windows 11, the very same one that resurrected Clippy, has demystified and fixed a problem which slowed down some users’ OS drives. 2021-12-14 20:59 1KB

(1.05/20)  122 
House of the Dragon: cast, story and everything we know so far

House of the Dragon is HBO's next entry in the Game of Thrones canon – here's everything we know about it so far. 2021-12-14 16:53 14KB

(1.05/20)  123 
Best home theater systems of 2021

There are plenty of home theater system options available if you're planning to upgrade the sound on your TV, but that abundance can make … 2021-12-14 14:38 2KB

(1.05/20)  124 
Xiaomi 12: Release date, rumours and what to expect

What might we get from Xiaomi's next flagship phone series? 2021-12-14 10:29 8KB

(1.04/20)  125 
Xbox Mini Fridge orders won’t be delivered before Christmas

Game said that anyone who has ordered an Xbox Mini Fridge won’t receive the product before Christmas. 2021-12-14 17:56 1KB

(1.04/20)  126 
Beat Saber-themed lights and sweaters top the list of Quest Day experiments

When  the company formerly known as Facebook made the shift to Meta , there were a lot of questions about what that would look like in … 2021-12-14 17:08 4KB

(1.04/20)  127 
GTA 3 could have been an Xbox exclusive – but Microsoft made the mistake of the century

Power On: The Story of Xbox documentary revealed that Microsoft originally turned down a pitch for Grand Theft Auto 3. 2021-12-14 16:21 3KB

(1.04/20)  128 
Instagram surpasses 2 billion monthly users while powering through a year of turmoil

Instagram now counts more than 2 billion monthly active users around the globe, according to two employees who spoke with CNBC. 2021-12-14 16:14 6KB

(1.04/20)  129 
Facebook vs Facebook Lite apps: What are the key differences?

Are you trying to decide between Facebook vs Facebook Lite? You might not even need the full app, which wastes your storage and data away. 2021-12-14 15:54 5KB

(1.04/20)  130 
LinkedIn launches app for Chinese users, after sunsetting its old service

Microsoft-owned professional social network just can’t give up on China. 2021-12-14 14:47 2KB

(1.04/20)  131 
Android 13 Could Lift Background App Process Restrictions

Although Android 12 brings a long list of new features that enhance the operating system, it also brings some controversial features to the table. One of 2021-12-14 13:16 2KB

(1.04/20)  132 
LG ToneFree to Philips Fresh Air Mask, interesting devices launched in 2021

From face masks with built-in fans to self-cleaning earbuds and tech-rich air purifiers, 2021 witnessed the launch of some interesting and unique … 2021-12-14 09:40 4KB

(1.04/20)  133 
Realme GT 2: what we want to see

The Realme GT 2 and GT 2 Pro are coming: here's what we know and what we want to see. 2021-12-14 09:39 4KB

(1.04/20)  134 
Why is Flipkart and Walmart investing again in Ninjacart?

Ninjacart has doubled its valuation from $500 million last year to about $900 million and it is close to the coveted unicorn status. 2021-12-14 08:54 3KB

(1.04/20)  135 
UK lawmakers call for tougher crackdown on online scammers, cyberflashing

Google, Facebook and other online services should be held legally accountable for advertisements on their platforms in order to prevent fraudsters scamming millions of consumers, a cross-party group of British lawmakers has said. 2021-12-14 04:23 3KB

(1.04/20)  136 
Tecno Spark 8T launch date in India revealed: expected price, specifications

Tecno Spark 8T launch date in India is December 15th at 12 noon and the phone will go on sale via Amazon. Read on to know more details. 2021-12-14 04:04 2KB

(1.03/20)  137 
Scientists Are “Terrified” of NASA’s James Webb Telescope Launch

NASA is about to launch its James Webb Space Telescope. Astronomers are absolutely mortified of a disaster if anything goes wrong. 2021-12-15 00:10 2KB

(1.03/20)  138 
The best TV brands of 2021: Which should you buy?

Anytime is a good time for a new TV! So we've broken down the best brands on the market to help you decide which model should land in your living room. 2021-12-14 19:39 17KB

(1.03/20)  139 
Android 12L suggests Pixel 6 Pro may still get Face Unlock support, but not the $599 Pixel 6

While the Pixel 6 series didn’t launch with Face Unlock, it could still arrive in a future update, but exclusively for the Pixel 6 Pro. 2021-12-14 19:15 3KB

(1.03/20)  140 
NASA just revealed 4 new missions to study Earth in 2022

NASA is offering a little information about four missions that it plans to launch in 2022. All missions in the quartet will be Earth science missions designed 2021-12-14 19:04 5KB

(1.03/20)  141 
Improving drug options for colorectal cancer patients

Patients with colorectal cancer were among the first to receive targeted therapies. These drugs aim to block the cancer-causing proteins that trigger out-of-control cell growth while sparing healthy tissues. But some patients are not eligible for these treatments because they have cancer-promoting mutations that are believed to cause resistance to these drugs. Now, physician-scientists have used computer modeling and cell studies to discover that more patients may be helped by a common class of targeted therapies than previously thought. 2021-12-14 18:50 4KB

(1.03/20)  142 
WhatsApp gives one of its best features a massive upgrade

New Voice Message Preview feature helps you avoid mistakes 2021-12-14 17:00 1KB

(1.03/20)  143 
Could 30TB hard disk drives be announced in 2022? We wouldn’t bet against it

New HD media developed by Japanese company could accelerate the launch of the first 30TB HDD 2021-12-14 16:14 2KB

(1.03/20)  144 
A Bully 2 reveal is imminent, according to latest rumor

Bully 2 could finally be announced soon, after reportedly being pulled from The Game Awards 2021. 2021-12-14 15:18 2KB

(1.03/20)  145 
PUBG New State Maintenance has been Delayed Again, Developers Promise Rewards for Every Day Until it is Completed

PUBG New State's scheduled maintenance for the December update has been delayed yet again but devs have confirmed daily rewards. 2021-12-14 10:58 2KB

(1.03/20)  146 
Apple closes in on $3 trillion market value

Apple Inc's market value hovered just shy of the $3 trillion mark on Monday, following a stunning run over the past decade that has turned it into the world's most valuable company. 2021-12-14 04:42 3KB

(1.03/20)  147 
Facebook owner is behind $60 million deal for Meta name rights

Meta Platforms Inc, the owner of social media network Facebook, is behind a $60 million deal to acquire the trademark assets of U.S. regional bank Meta Financial Group, spokespeople for the companies said 2021-12-14 04:38 2KB

(1.02/20)  148 
Google Chrome ad-blocker overhaul plan still sucks – EFF

Three years of pushback have produced few changes while search giant insists it's listening to netizens 2021-12-15 00:10 11KB

(1.02/20)  149 
Record-Setting Tech IPOs Made It Rain in 2021

Fintech and transportation set records. but while the initial bucks were big, post-IPO performance wasn't always so rosy. 2021-12-14 20:51 2KB

(1.02/20)  150 
Google releases a new Wear OS 3 preview, offering a better look at the design outside of Samsung

A second developer preview of Wear OS 3 better shows off the design Google is going for on its stock interface, minus Samsung's changes. 2021-12-14 19:45 2KB

(1.02/20)  151 
Troubling Signs of Key Antarctic Glacier Retreat Emerge

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. Some of the forces keeping Thwaites Glacier stable are starting to unravel 2021-12-14 19:00 6KB

(1.02/20)  152 
Intel redesigns stock CPU cooler for 12th Gen Core processors

Back in September, we heard that Intel was planning to refresh its stock CPU cooler ahead of the Intel 12th Gen Core CPU launch. Now thanks to new leaks, we can see what the redesigned cooler looks like properly. While this cooler won’t come with the current batch of high-end Core i9, i7 and i5 … 2021-12-14 20:04 2KB

(1.02/20)  153 
Toyota revealed an electric truck to compete with the F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T

Toyota revealed more than a dozen new electric vehicles it plans to build, including a pickup truck. This is the first time we're seeing … 2021-12-14 15:45 2KB

(1.02/20)  154 
The Best Food Delivery Service Apps for 2021

Staying home? You can use a food delivery service to get meals right to your door. These are the best food delivery apps. See if your fave is on the list. 2021-12-14 15:39 10KB

(1.02/20)  155 
Huawei’s next smartwatch leak seems too good to be true

Although it took a while, smartwatches are finally becoming more advanced and are finding their true calling. While the basic hardware specs remain mostly the 2021-12-14 14:25 2KB

(1.02/20)  156 
Kodak 7XPRO Android 4K Smart TV Series Launched in India

Kodak 7XPRO series has been launched in India with support for HDR10 content and 40W audio output. The smart TV comes with dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and supports Google Assistant and Chromecast. The Kodak 7XPRO smart TV series begins at Rs. 23,999 for the 43-inch model, Rs. 30,999 for 50-inch model, and Rs 33,999 for the 55-inch model. 2021-12-14 12:11 3KB

(1.02/20)  157 
Mac Mini 2022: Everything we know about Apple’s next mini Mac

A new Mac Mini is coming. Rumors about the next Mac have been floating around for a while. Here's everything we know about the 2022 Mac Mini. 2021-12-14 12:00 3KB

(1.02/20)  158 
Almost half of networks probed for Log4Shell weaknesses

Close to half of corporate networks have already been actively targeted by individuals seeking to exploit the critical Log4Shell Apache bug 2021-12-14 10:00 4KB

(1.02/20)  159 
Intel's Fancy New Box LGA 1700 CPU Cooler For 12th Gen Alder Lake Pictured, Taking Inspiration From AMD's Wraith Lineup

The final version of Intel's fancy new Box CPU cooler for 12th Gen Alder Lake Desktop LGA 1700 CPUs has been pictured in detail 2021-12-14 07:34 2KB

(1.02/20)  160 
Adobe Introduces Creative Cloud Express as Unified Web, Mobile Product

Adobe Creative Cloud Express has been launched as a new unified Web and mobile product, which enables users to easily make and share rich, creative content. 2021-12-14 05:40 2KB

(1.01/20)  161 
Paris taxi firm suspends use of Tesla Model 3 cars after severe crash

Paris taxi firm G7 suspended use of Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles in its fleet until a police investigation can be completed following a severe accident. 2021-12-14 23:08 2KB

(1.01/20)  162 
5 Christmas movies dominating the Netflix charts right now

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Christmas movies like The Christmas Chronicles are already dominating the Netflix charts. 2021-12-14 22:37 3KB

(1.01/20)  163 
US officials eye fuel supply for advanced nuclear reactors

The development of commercial advanced nuclear reactors intended to help combat global warming and enhance national security will need a better supply of the right … 2021-12-14 21:46 4KB

(1.01/20)  164 
What a Warming World Means for Deadly Tornadoes

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. The role of climate change in such storms is difficult to discern but new research is offering clues 2021-12-14 21:30 6KB

(1.01/20)  165 
Alder Lake-S GPUs will not feature Efficient cores, i5-12400F beats out i7 and AMD

Plenty of new rumors has surfaced on the Alder Lake-S GPUs, including the lack of Efficient cores and new benchmarks on the i7. 2021-12-14 21:23 2KB

(1.01/20)  166 
Finding new potassium channels to selectively target pest insects

Ion channels in the nervous system are among the most important targets for insecticides. Understanding the structure of the channels is key for the identification of novel species-specific binding sites of agrochemicals. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany, joined forces with protein manufacturing company Cube Biotech and Bayer's Crop Science division to reveal the structure and function of a potassium ion channel from fruit flies. Their newly obtained insights reveal the differences between human and insect channels, explain how known compounds affect the channel and propose new target sites for drugs. The research could help pesticide manufacturers design new drugs apt to specifically kill pest insects and parasites without affecting other animals like bees and mammals. 2021-12-14 21:06 5KB

(1.01/20)  167 
How to stream the final Nintendo Indie World Showcase of the year 2021

While the big game reveal events are essentially over for 2021, Nintendo has one last hurrah before we turn the page and enter the New Year. We're not talking 2021-12-14 20:41 2KB

(1.01/20)  168 
Night lights: New global atlas maps out artificial light at night under the sea

A new study maps out areas of the ocean most affected by light pollution, and shows that up to 1.9 million km2 of the world's coastal waters are being exposed to biologically significant levels of artificial light at night. 2021-12-14 20:21 4KB

(1.01/20)  169 
Early bloomers: Using citizen-science data to investigate unseasonal flowering in Joshua trees

In November 2019, visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in California encountered a strange sight. Joshua trees and closely related Mojave yuccas, which normally remain reproductively dormant until late spring, were in full bloom at the tail end of autumn. In a new study, researchers used citizen-science data to determine the cause of the anomalous bloom and predict when similar events might occur. 2021-12-14 20:02 6KB

(1.01/20)  170 
Energy-saving strategy helps hummingbirds fuel their long migrations: Ruby-throated hummingbirds redeploy an energy-saving strategy they use to survive overnight without food to build energy stores for migration

Ruby-throated hummingbirds use the same energy-conserving strategy to survive overnight fasts and build the fat stores they need to fuel long migrations, shows a new study. 2021-12-14 20:02 3KB

(1.01/20)  171 
PlayStation 4 now has a jailbreak that might eventually work on PS5

The kernel exploit was discovered and developed by a group of Playstation hackers, including SpecterDev, ChendoChap, and Znullptr, with help from Sleirsgoevy (webkit browser exploit) and TheFloW. 2021-12-14 22:05 2KB

(1.01/20)  172 
Diet and temperature linked to metabolism in opaleye fish: Both had an effect fish metabolism, but the effects were specific to individual traits

Whether it's warm outside or cold, people generally eat about the same amount. But a fish's appetite can vary enormously with the temperature. As coldblooded animals, their metabolism is governed by external conditions: It's slow going for a cold fish, but high temperatures kick them into high gear. 2021-12-14 18:49 6KB

(1.01/20)  173 
Study combines climatic, tectonic models to explain Andean conundrum

The Andes Mountains are much taller than plate tectonic theories predict they should be, a fact that has puzzled geologists for decades. Mountain-building models tend to focus on the deep-seated compressional forces that occur when tectonic plates collide and send rocks skyward. A new study demonstrates how modern top-down models that account for climate-related factors combined with traditional bottom-up tectonic models can help uncover the perplexing history of the Andes Mountains. 2021-12-14 18:49 3KB

(1.01/20)  174 
Evidence for shared earthquakes between San Andreas and San Jacinto faults

The San Andreas and San Jacinto faults have ruptured simultaneously at least three times in the past 2,000 years, most recently in 1812, according to a new study by geologists. 2021-12-14 18:49 3KB

(1.01/20)  175 
Amazon is discounting the Motorola Edge (5G) at 43% off today

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Amazon is having deep discounts on Motorola phones today, you can find a massive 43% off the foldable Razr or the Edge which are both unlocked and 5G capable. There's a couple more options too. 2021-12-14 18:34 1KB

(1.01/20)  176 
How to Factory Reset your Sonos Speakers

There's a number of reasons why you may need to perform a factory reset on your Sonos speaker. For one, it could be having issues working with the rest of 2021-12-14 18:02 1KB

(1.01/20)  177 
Microbes Are Evolving to Eat Plastic Pollution, Scientists Say

A new study published in the journal Microbial Ecology found a growing number of bugs that have evolved to carry a plastic-degrading enzyme. 2021-12-14 21:04 2KB

(1.01/20)  178 
'Strangely serene' NASA Mars rover snapshot showcases the red planet's dusty beauty

A lot of adjectives apply to Mars. Dusty. Distant. Alien. Daunting. Rocky. In the eyes of NASA's Perseverance rover, Mars is also "strangely serene." … 2021-12-14 17:44 2KB

(1.01/20)  179 
OnePlus Nord 2 CE’s existence is a confusing proposition

OnePlus' direction with its new Nord brand hasn't been the easiest to decipher and divine. Now running three distinct device lines, it almost feels like the 2021-12-14 17:10 2KB

(1.01/20)  180 
CrossFireX Campaign (Xbox Series X) Preview - Remedy Answers Their Call of Duty

We recently went hands-on with both the Global Risk and Black List campaigns to CrossfireX on Xbox Series X. 2021-12-14 17:00 6KB

(1.01/20)  181 
Huawei Watch GT 3 review: Fitness tracking with finesse [Video]

The Huawei Watch GT 3 is not like most other smartwatches for a number of reasons. Firstly it lacks Play Store access, but is it worth it? 2021-12-14 17:00 9KB

(1.01/20)  182 
The 10 worst password snafus of 2021

Dashlane's sixth annual list of the year's worst password offenders reveals the biggest password security mishaps for 2021. 2021-12-14 16:48 632Bytes

(1.01/20)  183 
US study: Record highs, rain and beaver damage in Arctic

The Arctic continues to deteriorate from global warming, not setting as many records this year as in the past, but still changing so rapidly that federal scientists call it alarming in their annual Arctic report card. 2021-12-14 16:40 4KB

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How we measure the effects of methane matters for climate policy

How effective is the promotion of low-meat diets at reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to carbon pricing when the effectiveness of mitigation policies is measured against methane's long-term behavior? An international team of researchers explored how focusing either on the short- or long-term warming effects of methane can affect climate mitigation policies and dietary transitions in agriculture. 2021-12-14 16:40 5KB

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Source of large rise in emissions of unregulated ozone destroying substance identified

New research, led by the University of Bristol and Peking University, has discovered that emissions coming from China of the ozone-destroying chemical, dichloromethane, have more than doubled over the last decade. 2021-12-14 16:33 5KB

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Researchers develop platform to screen for new class of coronavirus antiviral compounds

Researchers investigating ways to develop a novel class of antiviral drugs to treat coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, have developed a platform that can rapidly screen thousands of compounds to identify potential candidates. The team, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, used their new high-throughput platform to screen drug compounds that inhibit the macrodomain—a protein fold that plays a critical role in the coronavirus life cycle. 2021-12-14 16:21 5KB

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Researchers test physics of coral as an indicator of reef health

Vast amounts of energy flow around the ocean as waves, tides and currents, eventually impacting coasts, including coral reefs that provide food, income and coastal protection to more than 500 million people. This water movement is foundational to reef success, bringing nutrients and food and removing waste, yet far less research has been focused on the physics in comparison to the biology of these living communities. 2021-12-14 16:19 6KB

(1.01/20)  188 
Celcom, Digi, Maxis, and U Mobile Reportedly Suggest Two Wholesale 5G Networks

Consortia of telcos would run the two wholesale 5G networks, according to the said proposal. 2021-12-14 15:47 2KB

(1.01/20)  189 
360 S5 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Not the most exciting vacuum, but a good value 2021-12-14 15:37 5KB

(1.01/20)  190 
United intends to buy up to 100 hydrogen electric engines

United Airlines on Tuesday said it plans to buy up to 100 hydrogen electric engines through an investment in ZeroAvia, a company working on engines … 2021-12-14 15:33 1KB

(1.01/20)  191 
meta: Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to reveal India's role in building Metaverse

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to reveal the opportunities that metaverse will offer in India and how the country will build the technology. 2021-12-14 14:54 2KB

(1.01/20)  192 
Video: Double drop test success for ExoMars parachutes

The largest parachute set to fly on Mars has completed its first successful high-altitude drop test, a critical milestone for ensuring the ExoMars mission is on track for launch in 2022. Both the first and second stage parachutes have now successfully flown this year. 2021-12-14 14:35 6KB

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Queen’s genes determine sex of entire ant colonies: Study uncovers biological secrets of flying, fatherless ants

Researchers have discovered the genetic basis for a quirk of the animal kingdom -- how ant queens produce broods that are entirely male or female. 2021-12-14 13:45 4KB

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Earliest adorned female infant burial in Europe significant in understanding evolution of personhood

Ten thousand years ago, a group of hunter-gatherers buried an infant girl in an Italian cave with a rich selection of their treasured beads and pendants, showing that even the youngest females were recognized as full persons in their society. The excavations and analysis of the discovery offer insight into the early Mesolithic period, from which few recorded burials are known. 2021-12-14 13:45 6KB

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Melting sea ice forces polar bears to travel farther for food

In recent years, polar bears in the Beaufort Sea have had to travel far outside of their traditional arctic hunting grounds which has contributed to an almost 30% decrease in their population. The bears' home range, or the amount of space they need for food and other resources, was around 64% larger from 1999-2016 than it was in 1986-1998, according to a recent study. 2021-12-14 13:45 4KB

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Scientists cautious as erupting Spanish volcano falls quiet

A volcano that has been spewing lava in Spain's Canary Islands for almost three months fell quiet Tuesday, though scientists warned the lull didn't necessarily mean the eruption is over. 2021-12-14 12:46 2KB

(1.01/20)  197 
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Performance Preview: Sizing Up Cortex-X2

At the recent Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, the company announced its new flagship smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Replacing the Snapdragon 888, this … 2021-12-14 12:00 6KB

(1.01/20)  198 
Yet Another One UI 4 Beta Rolling Out For Galaxy Z Flip 3 & Z Fold 3

Samsung launched three One UI 4 betas for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in November while rolling out the stable release this month. However, the 2021-12-14 11:34 2KB

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iQOO Quest Days sale on Amazon: iQOO 7 Legend, Z5, and Z3 available with discounts and other offers

A new sale on the Amazon India website is giving a chance to save some money to those looking to buy an iQOO smartphone. The sale, which will go on till December 16, is offering discounts, no cost EMI options and exchange offers on all the iQOO phones in India. Here is a look at these deals. 2021-12-14 11:26 3KB

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[Update: MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Update] Redmi Note 10S Updates Tracker

In March 2021, Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 10 S smartphone as a part of the Note 10 flagship. The phone features a 6.43-inch AMOLED display paired 2021-12-14 10:35 1KB

(1.01/20)  201 
WhatsApp introduces new privacy settings to keep you safe

Only people you trust will see your 'last seen' and online statuses 2021-12-14 09:41 2KB

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Redmi 10 2022 to come with Full-HD+ display, 6GB RAM, reveals Google Play Console listing

The much-rumoured smartphone from the house of Xiaomi has made its way to yet another certification website, and the listing suggests an imminent launch for the Redmi 10 2022. Here is what we know about the Xiaomi phone so far. 2021-12-14 09:27 3KB

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Realme 9i Tipped to Sport 5,000mAh Battery by FCC Listing

Realme 9i has been spotted on a certification website with a live shot of the handset and some specifications details. The smartphone is tipped to launch with a 5,000mAh battery. The handset could launch with support for 4G networks and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, according to the FCC listing. Realme 9i is expected to be the first smartphone to launch as part of the upcoming Realme 9 series. 2021-12-14 09:22 3KB

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Intel's First Foray Into the Metaverse Will Be Software to Use Others' Chips

In its first public comments on its strategy for tapping into the "metaverse," Intel executives said the firm is working on software which will help laptops tap into computing power from other devices, including chips from its rivals. 2021-12-14 09:12 2KB

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NASA's Sleeping Bag May Prevent Astronauts' Eyeballs From Getting Warped

Astronauts who travel into orbit and put up with extended stays at the International Space Station (ISS) often face vision problems. This has been linked to the micro gravitational environment in spacecraft, which leads to swelling in the brain and optic nerves. 2021-12-14 08:06 3KB

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Ihre Daten. Ihr Umfeld.

Yahoo ist Teil der Markenfamilie von Yahoo . Durch Klicken auf „ Alle akzeptieren " erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, dass Yahoo und seine Partner Cookies und … 2021-12-14 23:26 1KB

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Your data. Your experience.

TechCrunch is part of the Yahoo family of brands. By clicking " Accept all " you agree that Yahoo and our partners will store and/or access … 2021-12-14 12:43 1KB

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Dear Meta CTO: Yes, people are awful, but algorithms make them worse

Facebook users certainly bear some responsibility for misinformation on the platform, but its algorithms amplify our worst instincts. 2021-12-14 21:33 2KB

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IBM and Samsung's new transistors could give phones battery life of one week IBM and Samsung's new transistors could give phones battery life of one week

IBM and Samsung are two behemoths of the technology world who claim to have something incredibly exciting in the works.   As per details, the two titans have announced a revolutionary design for stacking transistors vertically on a chip. This announcement was made on the first day of the IEDM 2021 conference in San Francisco, California.  Current processors and SoCs feature transistors lying flat on the silicon surface, with the electric current flowing from side-to-side. In contrast, the new Vertical Transport Field Effect Transistors (VTFET) design comprises transistors sitting perpendicular to each other, with the current flowing vertically.  According to IBM 2021-12-14 14:48 1KB

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Amazon gift card promotion 2021: How to get $37 free right now

An Amazon gift card promotion lets shoppers get a free $10 Amazon credit when they purchase a $50 gift card. Plus, there are more deals now! 2021-12-14 18:02 9KB

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Popular 24-Inch and Smaller Monitor Deals to Take a Look At

Here are some great deals on monitors in the smaller size range, offering excellent value for your money. If you are looking for compact monitors, then consider these popular options ranging from 24 to 22-inch screen sizes, from brands such as Dell, BenQ, Samsung, and LG. 2021-12-14 14:31 3KB

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Bitcoin, Ether Drop in Value, Usher Majority Cryptocurrencies into Losses

Bitcoin and Ether price fall today seems to have dragged other cryptocurrencies down as well. Majority of the popular crypto coins including Cardano, Ripple, Polkadot, and Shiba Inu have also registered losses, minor but significant. Industry analysts predict more volatility in crypto market in coming days. 2021-12-14 05:46 3KB

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Snapchat Creators Making Spotlight Content Paid Over $250 Million in Past Year

Snapchat parent Snap on Tuesday announced that it had paid over $250 million (roughly Rs. 1,900 crore) to more than 12,000 creators developing content for Spotlight globally over the past year. In India, the daily Spotlight story view time is claimed to have grown quadrupled since launch in March. 2021-12-14 14:15 3KB

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The best streaming devices for 2021

Your smart TV may have streaming apps built-in, but for more choice, newer features, and portability, check out a streaming device. Here are the best. 2021-12-14 19:05 16KB

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14 great kitchen gifts under $25 that arrive before Christmas

Ideally, you'd have the bulk of your holiday shopping done by now, right? Maybe? Possibly? But chances are you're still scanning for a … 2021-12-14 16:25 1KB

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NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2021: Ready To Party

Embrace the holiday cliché with the most glittery and gold makeup, in glamorous packaging that’s made to impress. If you’ve got a couple of upcoming holiday events lined up — or know someone who does — be prepped for the grand affair with these makeup kits, limited-editions, and even skincare meant to give one an … Continue reading "NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2021: Ready To Party" 2021-12-14 09:51 5KB

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Mysterious NVIDIA 'GPU-N' Could Be Next-Gen Hopper GH100 In Disguise With 134 SMs, 8576 Cores & 2.68 TB/s Bandwidth, Simulated Performance Benchmarks Shown

A mysterious NVIDIA GPU known as GPU-N which could possibly be the first look at the next-gen Hopper GH100 chip has been unveiled. 2021-12-14 09:21 4KB

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Infinix Note 11 and Note 11S launched: Key specs, features, and price

Infinix Note 11 and the Note 11S are the two new budget smartphones in the country. These smartphones are priced under Rs 15000 in India. Here are the complete details of the Infinix Note 11 and the Infinix Note 11S. 2021-12-14 03:15 2KB

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Best Foldable Phones in 2022: Get flexible with your phone

Find out what the best foldable phones are, including what to look for when purchasing a folding smartphone. 2021-12-14 17:07 7KB

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Unique data creates 'fair and robust' online exams

Researchers have developed a new way of reinforcing "fair and robust" online exams, a study reports. 2021-12-14 16:22 3KB

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Germany's Trillion-Euro Savings Banks Mull Crypto Wallet

Germany's savings banks, a conservative bastion that holds more than 1 trillion euros for thrifty Germans, is examining offering a wallet to trade cryptocurrency, a group of them said. 2021-12-14 11:37 2KB

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Best cheap TV deals: this week's top 4K TV sales in the US in December 2021

The best cheap TV deals are all on this page with a range of 4K TV sales from Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart and more. 2021-12-14 20:21 1KB

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Pokemon Go December 2021 Community Day: Pokemon, bonuses and more

Pokemon Go 's December Community Day is just around the corner. As in previous years, this month's event spans two days --  Dec. 18 … 2021-12-14 18:00 2KB

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The best identity theft monitoring services for 2021

Looking to protect your identity? You're not the only one. Data breaches  and ID theft are occurring with increasing regularity, putting your personal information, … 2021-12-14 17:00 7KB

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Nvidia wants to test your aim for a chance to win big prizes

Nvidia wants you to get involved in testing out how system latency impacts your gaming capabilities. 2021-12-14 14:00 3KB

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Walmart is practically giving away this 55-inch QLED TV today

Buy the latest TV technology for less with this amazing TCL 55-inch QLED TV deal at Walmart today. 2021-12-14 11:05 2KB

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Best 2.5-inch SSD 2021: Expand your PC storage the speedy way

These great drives will nab you some super-quick storage, and are easy to install. 2021-12-14 10:33 7KB

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Lemnis Gate Update Adds Its First Post-Launch Map, DLSS Support, Console FOV Slider, More

Lemnis Gate gets its biggest update yet in time for Christmas! A new map, DLSS support, a console FOV slider, and more! 2021-12-14 21:50 1KB

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Best laptop holiday deals: Save $200 on a MacBook Air, $500 on a Razer Blade Stealth and more

From Apple's latest MacBooks to two-in-one convertibles, there's a wide variety of laptops on sale right now for the holiday shopping … 2021-12-14 20:44 1KB

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Novel plantibodies show promise to protect citrus from greening disease

Citrus greening, also known as huanglongbing (HLB), has emerged as the most significant disease in citrus (Citrus sp.) agriculture. The disease is associated with the Candidatus Liberibacter species of bacteria. The most prevalent and virulent species in this group is Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). It is primarily vectored by the asian citrus psyllid ACP (Diaphorina citri). 2021-12-14 20:27 3KB

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Digital Trends staff picks: Our favorite tech gear of 2021

As the year draws to a close, the Digital Trends Editorial team wants to look back and highlight our favorite products of 2021. Here's the cream of the crop! 2021-12-14 20:00 15KB

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The King's Man is a deranged spy prequel kicking history in the face

You know what history lessons need? More fights. New movie The King's Man is a loud, lewd and quite demented romp through the politics … 2021-12-14 19:54 7KB

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Python Hands-On Is Up For A Massive 90% Discount Offer Just For 24 Hours - Avail Offer Now

Python Hands-On with 46 Hours, 210 Exercises, 5 Projects, 5 Assignments, 2 Exams will help you become the expert you want to be. 2021-12-14 18:11 1KB

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The Witcher season 2 wants us to confront the monster within ourselves

TechRadar talks with The Witcher season 2’s showrunner, Henry Cavill and other cast members to find out how Netflix’s hit fantasy show has reinvented itself. 2021-12-14 17:00 12KB

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New antennas in the Australian hinterland reduce background noise in search for 13-billion-year-old signal

The early universe was dark, filled with a hot soup of opaque particles. These condensed to form neutral hydrogen which coalesced to form the first stars in what astronomers call the epoch of reionisation (EoR). 2021-12-14 16:37 4KB

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Kronos ransomware attack: How will this impact paychecks? What we know so far

A ransomware attack striking one of the largest human resources companies could impact how employees get paid, clock in for work and track paid time … 2021-12-14 15:48 2KB

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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin New Screenshots Showcase Fifth Warrior of Light, Job System and More

New Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin screenshots have been shared online today, showcasing the fifth Warrior of Light Sophia and more 2021-12-14 15:46 1KB

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Smoke, heat and stress: A snapshot from Southern California of life in an altered climate

From record-breaking heat waves to massive wildfires, floods and long-running drought, the impacts of climate change across the U.S. have been impossible to ignore in 2021. While conditions vary from one region to another, it is clear that no part of the nation will be unaffected. 2021-12-14 15:10 6KB

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Size doesn't matter: Rock composition determines how deadly a meteorite impact is

A new study has found that the minerology of the rocks that a meteorite hits, rather than the size of the impact, determines how deadly an impact it will have. 2021-12-14 14:34 3KB

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A few refinance rates for Dec. 14, 2021 keep rising. What does that mean for homeowners?

Several closely followed mortgage refinance rates increased today, including 30-year fixed-rate refinances and average rates for 10-year fixed refinances. The average rate … 2021-12-14 14:00 5KB

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Airtel XStream vs JioFiber vs BSNL broadband plans offer up to 300 Mbps speed under Rs 1500, check details

The Rs 1499 broadband plans from Airtel XStream, JioFiber and BSNL Bharat Fiber offer up to 300 Mbps speed, along with access to streaming benefits. 2021-12-14 13:30 5KB

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Snoop Dogg Mispronounces Golden Globe Nominees Names; Gets Trolled on Social Media

The nominations for the 79th Golden Globes were announced on Monday. 2021-12-14 12:39 2KB

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3 Ways to Add Small App Icons on Android Homescreen

Learn 3 easy ways to add small app icons on Android Homescreen 2021-12-14 12:30 2KB

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Telecom operators ask TRAI to reduce service data message tariffs as against keeping them free for users

TRAI had earlier released a proposal suggesting rationalisation of USSD messages from 50 paise to zero rupees for all mobile customers to encourage digital payments in the country. 2021-12-14 10:04 3KB

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70 million years on earth, 40 years of decline: the endangered eel

Eels were once so abundant that they were considered a pest, but today the ancient creature is threatened by human activity and risks disappearing altogether, scientists and environmentalists warn. 2021-12-14 09:37 5KB

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The Best Dog DNA Testing Kits for 2022

Want to know if your pup is 100 percent pug? Mostly Maltese? A pet DNA test uncovers your dog's origins and gives you information about inherited diseases. We tested three popular kits to let you know which one delivers the best results. 2021-12-14 03:47 9KB

Veritone’s Ryan Steelberg on Building an AI Deployment

Artificial intelligence needs to be demystified if it is to be effectively deployed, says a leading industry expert. 2021-12-14 23:45 1KB

How to turn safe mode on and off on Android

When you have an issue with your phone, safe mode disables all third-party apps to determine if they are to blame. Here's how to turn safe mode on and off. 2021-12-14 23:41 3KB

How to save passwords on an iPhone

Learn how to turn on AutoFill for Safari, along with how to use Apple Keychain on your iPhone and other Apple devices. 2021-12-14 23:15 3KB

Log4J flaw turns into pandemic with over 840,000 attacks initiated within 72 hours

Techspot reported on Log4J over the weekend after it was discovered last week. Since Friday, the open-source software's use has become a pandemic in its own right. 2021-12-15 01:10 3KB

Google tells employees they'll lose pay and will eventually be fired if they don't follow vaccination rules

In a memo circulated by leadership, Google told employees they will lose pay if they don't comply with the vaccine policy within 30 days. 2021-12-14 23:05 4KB

2022 Porsche Taycan GTS First Drive: The Driver’s EV to Beat

You could make a strong argument that the GTS is the epitome of the modern Porsche, and - by extension - that the new 2022 Taycan GTS is sweet spot in its 2021-12-14 23:01 14KB

Keanu Reeves discusses Sad Keanu and why he's so damn memeable

Keanu Reeves is a movie star . Witness The Matrix , John Wick, the Bill and Ted films, Point Break and more. But he's also a … 2021-12-14 22:55 2KB

Steam Deck image shrinks significantly, ships with RAM from different vendors

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support What was supposed to be already shipping has been delayed until February, and while Valve sites the silicon shortage as the cause, it looks like there may be a bit more to the story. 2021-12-14 22:50 2KB

How to change your mouse cursor in Windows

The standard Windows mouse cursor only goes so far. If you want your cursor's appearance to be more playful, here's how to change your mouse cursor in Windows. 2021-12-14 22:48 6KB

Best robot vacuum deals for December 2021: Roomba, Eufy, Deebot, Shark

We found a selection of robot vacuum deals under $500 from Roomba, Deebot, Eufy, and other major brands. 2021-12-14 22:46 1KB

Nintendo Switch "year in review" site shows your most played games and other stats

Like Spotify and other services, Nintendo has launched a "year in review" website that lets Switch owners look back on their play activity from the … 2021-12-14 22:45 1KB

How to rip a Blu-ray or DVD

If you're trying to ditch physical discs, we've got you covered. Here, we outline how to rip a DVD or Blu-ray and convert it into a digital file. 2021-12-14 22:36 7KB

Here's What Stock Wear OS 3 Should Look Like On A Non-Samsung Watch

As it currently stands the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the only way to get access to Wear OS 3, but a recent posting of emulator images for the stock build 2021-12-14 22:36 2KB

9to5Google Gift Guide: Gifts for the on-the-go professional

For many, "the office" can now be just about anywhere with internet. Here are some gift ideas for the professional who's always on the move. 2021-12-14 22:30 5KB

How to simplify your Christmas décor with smart lights

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. The holidays are upon us, and … 2021-12-14 22:25 6KB

Mark Rober's Glitter Bomb 4.0 makes porch pirates pay

In 2018, the former NASA engineer published his first glitter bomb video on YouTube. Months earlier, someone had stolen a package from his front porch. Armed with. 2021-12-15 01:10 1KB

Doctor Horrified by That Pivotal Scene in “Sex and the City” Reboot

A doctor has affirmed what every Sex and the City fan suspected after watching the end to the first episode of "And Just Like That.". 2021-12-15 01:12 4KB

US Air Force Finds AI Brittle And Not Great At Tactical Targeting, For Now

Incomplete training resulted in AI performing poorly at its job. Sound familiar? 2021-12-14 22:17 3KB

Researchers film rare deep sea fish with transparent head

Researchers just captured a rare fish on film, showing off its transparent head and bizarre, upward-looking green eyes in incredible detail. 2021-12-14 22:07 2KB

Level up your gaming experience with TechRadar’s holiday gift guide sponsored by NVIDIA GeForce

NVIDIA isn't one of the biggest names in gaming without reason. For years, they've worked closely with developers to push games to the next level. For years, they've tirelessly pursued the ultimate gaming experience. This holiday season, why not experience that for yourself? 2021-12-14 22:05 4KB

5 ways to gift kids money and teach personal finance during the holidays

We all have different gifting styles. Some of us are DIYers, some are risk-takers and many of us just ask our giftees for their … 2021-12-14 22:00 5KB

Team engineers directed-evolution of translation system for efficient unnatural amino acids incorporation

The genetic code of all three kingdoms of life is universal and encodes the same 20 natural amino acids for a variety of complex physiological functions. The expansion of the genetic code by incorporating universal amino acids (UAAs) with diverse functional groups has enabled the synthesis of proteins with enhanced or novel functions, and the construction of UAA-dependent synthetic auxotrophs. 2021-12-14 21:42 4KB

Einstein finally warms up to quantum mechanics? Research team redefines energy to explain black holes

Einstein was no stranger to mathematical challenges. He struggled to define energy in a way that acknowledged both the law of energy conservation and covariance, which is general relativity's fundamental feature where physical laws are the same for all observers. 2021-12-14 21:41 3KB

Georgia Tech Wins Commerce Department Grant to Develop AI Manufacturing Economic Corridor

The Georgia Institute of Technology was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) as part of its $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. Georgia Tech is one of 60 entities to be awarded funding to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to accelerate the rebuilding of their economies in the wake of the pandemic. 2021-12-14 21:39 11KB

Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier: Everything You Need To Know, Updated December, 2021

The closed beta for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier is over, but there's more to come as the game will be released later this year. During our time 2021-12-14 21:30 14KB

The riskiest asteroid was recently discovered, but don't duck and cover just yet

There's a steady supply of tabloid headlines about giant asteroids "skimming" Earth or barely missing our planet. Most of these misleading stories actually involve … 2021-12-14 21:29 3KB

Dormant cancer cells may 'reawaken' due to change in this key protein

Cancer cells may suddenly "reawaken" and spread throughout the body after years of lying dormant. Now, scientists may be closer to understanding why. 2021-12-14 21:24 6KB

Adobe, Cloudflare lead plunge in cloud stocks after JPMorgan issues wave of downgrades on valuation concerns

In a report suggesting that valuations are stretched, JPMorgan analysts downgraded Adobe, Datadog, Cloudflare, Zscaler and other software stocks. 2021-12-14 21:24 4KB

Shopping for a food-lover? Try gifting these food subscriptions

The options for food and drink subscriptions and monthly clubs are plentiful in 2021. Many of them make excellent gifts since they keep the tasty … 2021-12-14 21:24 1KB

Genius Home

Step inside the future of connected living – and explore today’s most over the top and technologically advanced digs. From the kitchen to the backyard and everything in between, we’ve got an all access pass to some of the world’s most advanced addresses. Whether its virtual home theaters or your very own robot assistant….These homes […] 2021-12-14 21:12 940Bytes

DARPA is working on revolutionary tech that turns air into food

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on a food production program that could let it make food and water out of thin air. 2021-12-14 21:07 2KB

Soils in old-growth treetops can store more carbon than soils under our feet

New research reveals a previously underappreciated way old-growth forests have been recycling and storing carbon: Treetop soils. Branches in forest canopies can hold caches of soil that may store substantially more carbon than soils on the ground beneath them, and scientists are just beginning to understand how much carbon canopy soils—which exist on every continent except Antarctica—could store. 2021-12-14 21:05 3KB

Advanced analysis of Apollo sample illuminates Moon's evolution

Sophisticated analysis of a rock sample taken from the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission revealed new information about the complex cooling and evolutionary history of the Moon. The findings, from University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa researchers, were published today in Nature Communications. 2021-12-14 21:05 3KB

Now that the best SSD is available with a heatsink I might actually use my PS5

While more motherboards are coming out with built-in SSD heatsinks, making SSDs with a prebuilt one useless, the PS5 is the perfect place to use the Samsung 980 Pro with a heatsink. 2021-12-14 20:59 6KB

Marvel Cinematic Universe post-credits scenes: All the easter eggs explained

There are over 45 post-credits scenes hidden like easter eggs at the end of all the films and even shows in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 2021-12-14 20:56 21KB

Google Toolbar For Internet Explorer Is Officially Dead

Google has announced that its Toolbar for Internet Explorer is now dead, and users can't download it anymore. Google Toolbar has been one of the longest 2021-12-14 20:52 2KB

Instagram accounts created with stolen pics push fraudulent crypto schemes

Scammers are stealing users content on social media to create fake Instagram accounts to lure in victims by promising huge returns on cryptocurrency. 2021-12-14 20:43 12KB

'All parts of society' called on to play their part in UK's National Cyber Strategy

"Being able to harness and nurture the skills and talents of the whole population is critical for our national security," the government has said. 2021-12-14 20:41 2KB

Dumb money? Investing in collectibles has long drawn free spenders. How do NFTs compare?

The NFT, or non-fungible token, market is exploding. Why pay $200K for an NBA Top Shot highlight of LeBron dunking? … 2021-12-14 20:33 771Bytes

President Biden is taking a host of US government services online at last

President Biden's new executive order aims to put people at the center of everything the government does. 2021-12-14 20:30 2KB

New Microsoft Exchange credential stealing malware could be worse than phishing

While looking for additional Exchange vulnerabilities in the wake of this year's zero-days, Kaspersky found an IIS add-on that harvests credentials from OWA whenever, and wherever, someone logs in. 2021-12-14 20:25 912Bytes

Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman would want his role recast, his brother says

When Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died in August 2020 of colon cancer , there was no question that the actor couldn't be replaced in … 2021-12-14 20:23 2KB

Nonprofits show resilience and initiative during second year of pandemic

More than a year into the pandemic, Washington nonprofits have shown resiliency in serving their communities and staying afloat, a study from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington shows. 2021-12-14 20:22 3KB

Quad-State Tornado May Be Longest-Lasting Ever

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. Why some tornadoes are able to travel so far and persist so long 2021-12-14 20:15 5KB

Affordable homes developer buys fraud-linked Fremont properties

An affordable homes developer has bought two Fremont properties tangled in a Bay Area real estate fraud case linked to real estate executive Sanjeev Acharya. 2021-12-14 20:13 3KB

The best yoga mats of 2021

Yoga is a good workout to relieve stress , calm your mind and get your body moving. The practice is easy enough to do at home … 2021-12-14 20:09 3KB

Best Screen Protectors to Safeguard Your Devices in 2022

Protect your tablet, smartwatch, and phone with the best screen protectors. Find easy-to-apply and long-lasting protection for all your devices. 2021-12-14 23:05 10KB

Disneyland turns Mickey’s Toontown house into a private party location

The Celebrate in Mickey’s Toontown private parties will be available for a limited time at Disneyland from Jan. 19 to March 6. 2021-12-14 19:50 2KB

Adobe Adds New Smudge and Sponge Tools to Photoshop for iPad

Adobe today updated its Photoshop for iPad app, introducing two tools that were previously unavailable to bring the iPad version of the app more in. 2021-12-14 19:49 1KB

The Best Project Management Software for 2022

We test and compare the best project management software for collaborating with a team, hitting deadlines, and delivering results. 2021-12-14 19:48 9KB

Billionaire ISS space tourist captures breathtaking time lapse of an orbit around Earth

Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa is so obsessed with space, he put down money to fly around the moon on a future SpaceX Starship mission. … 2021-12-14 19:45 2KB

How the science adviser on Don’t Look Up helped keep it real with the apocalypse

How realistic are the experiences of the astronomers in Netflix film Don't Look Up? We talked to the film's science consultant, Dr. Amy Mainzer, to find out. 2021-12-14 19:43 9KB

AMD's new GPUs could be good news for gamers – and cryptominers

AMD is preparing to drop two new graphics cards in the next few weeks and its first cryptomining card just recently went on sale. 2021-12-14 19:42 3KB

Scientists urge creating strategic forest reserves to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity

The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist. 2021-12-14 19:41 6KB

Praey for the Gods Finally Gets a Surprise 1.0 Release on All Platforms

Praey for the Gods 1.0 finally stealth drops on all platforms after being in development since 2014. 2021-12-14 19:39 1KB

Two East Bay teenagers charged with multiple felonies for organized retail theft in Yolo County

Two Antioch teenagers were charged with multiple felonies after committing a series of thefts throughout Northern California county. 2021-12-14 19:39 1KB

26 Harry Potter gifts any Potterhead will love

The wizarding world of Harry Potter , with its dazzling spells, nifty gadgets and magical creatures, offers a much-needed escape from the real world . Thankfully, … 2021-12-14 19:39 920Bytes

HBO's Station Eleven adaptation is pandemic fiction we can feel good about

In early 2020, before the lockdown, before the coronavirus even had a name, the passengers and crew aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess began a … 2021-12-14 19:36 7KB

‘We’ve got to evolve’: Humboldt County cannabis industry looks to tourism

“We all know that this magical place truly has to be experienced,” said Matt Kurth. “How do you take a photo of the Redwoods or a video of a cannabis farm just before harvest? Peo… 2021-12-14 19:36 9KB

Employees give companies an F when it comes to supporting mental health

Workers say the option to use flexible working hours is the best way for companies to support well-being among employees. 2021-12-14 19:36 755Bytes

Study finds that classrooms with more Black and Latinx students receive lower quality of teaching

In a new study, researchers find that classes taught by the same teacher receive a lower quality of teaching when they comprise higher percentages of Black and Latinx students. 2021-12-14 19:35 4KB

How to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS

Mobile YouTube is great for when you want to watch stuff on the go, but you may just want to listen to YouTube while browsing elsewhere. We'll show you how. 2021-12-14 19:31 5KB

Covid: “Mask-less shoppers” mobbing Northern California stores in protest of health orders

A group calling itself Mendocino Patriots is organizing protests against local mask mandates, sending packs of shoppers into several Ukiah businesses who reportedly refuse to wear face coverings an… 2021-12-14 19:27 5KB

Get $700 off the Olympus Mark III, and more great camera deals

Check out our list of the best cheap camera deals you can find right now, including point-and-shoot, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras. 2021-12-14 19:25 2KB

That Viral Harry Styles Cardigan Just Got Auctioned as an NFT

Jonathan Anderson, the designer who made the original sweater, explains how it happened and what's next. 2021-12-14 19:25 5KB

Former San Jose mayor, San Pedro Square Market at center of new lawsuit

The lawsuit accuses the former mayor of exploiting his nephew for his own financial gain. 2021-12-14 19:19 3KB

11 best e-gift cards to give a foodie

If you're the type that writhes with anxiety anytime someone opens a  gift you've picked out , perhaps you're better wired for gift … 2021-12-14 19:15 2KB

How to transfer your Xbox One data

It's easy to move your games, apps, and settings to a new Xbox One console, even without an external hard drive. Here's how to transfer your Xbox One data. 2021-12-14 19:14 6KB

Tainted synthetic marijuana linked to severe bleeding cases in Florida

Nearly 40 people in the Tampa Bay area in Florida have developed severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana, or "spice," that they bought from dealers in the region. 2021-12-14 19:10 4KB

2023 Genesis G90 is a genuine Mercedes S-Class rival

Last November, South Korean luxury automaker Genesis gave us an extended sneak peek of its newest 2023 G90 luxury sedan. The second-gen G90 has the presence and 2021-12-14 19:10 3KB

Marvel's Hawkeye release schedule: When does episode 5 hit Disney Plus?

With a stellar cast, mostly great reviews , a dog named Lucky the Pizza Dog and, most importantly, Christmas cheer, Marvel's Hawkeye is a wholesome … 2021-12-14 19:00 1KB

Best blenders of 2021

If you use a blender on the regular (or would like to start), getting a good, powerful machine that mows through ingredients in seconds is … 2021-12-14 19:00 12KB

Solutions for Providing Internet Access to Rural Areas

IEEE explores employing ICT, regulations, and standards 2021-12-14 19:00 4KB

Toyota, lagging rivals, outlines plans to expand sales of electric vehicles.

The company’s Lexus brand will only sell electric cars by 2030 in China, Europe and the United States. 2021-12-14 18:57 3KB

Get a year of PlayStation Plus, a lifetime of learning and maximum VPN protection for $64

You can send your career soaring by learning highly paid skills online from over 1,000 courses without worrying about security, and enjoy a bit of extra gaming during your breaks. 2021-12-14 18:57 907Bytes

Overweight children are developing heart complications: Youth with high BMI showed signs of artery stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease

The percentage of obese children and teens jumped from 19% pre-pandemic to 22%, and that could spell bad news for children's cardiovascular systems both now and down the line. 2021-12-14 18:51 4KB

When the brain switches from hearing to listening

What happens in the brain when simply hearing becomes listening? To answer this question, researchers have traced the neuronal fingerprint of the two types of sound processing in the mouse brain. 2021-12-14 18:51 2KB

Antibiotics can be first-line therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis cases: A review of studies shows that antibiotic therapy is effective in up to 70% of cases that do not have added risks

With numerous recent studies demonstrating that antibiotics work as well as surgery for most uncomplicated appendicitis cases, the non-surgical approach can now be considered a routine option, according to a review article. 2021-12-14 18:51 3KB

Bay Area billionaire buys 500-acre Colorado ranch for $18 million

A 562-acre undeveloped ranch in Steamboat Springs has sold for $17.75 million to a California billionaire. 2021-12-14 18:49 2KB

Did Gigabyte Brazenly Rip-Off An Innovative Maingear Patent With Its Project Stealth PC?

Gigabyte may be infringing on a decade-old patent held by Maingear, a popular boutique builder, with its Project Stealth PC concept. 2021-12-14 18:47 5KB

Can the Fastest 5G Hold Up to Holiday Shopping?

All I want for Christmas is widespread millimeter-wave 5G, so I went looking for it in Times Square. 2021-12-14 18:46 5KB

Harley-Davidson to take electric motorcycle company public via SPAC

Harley-Davidson will take its electric motorcycle division public through a blank-check company, valuing the enterprise that has been part of the Harley for 10 years at $1.77 billion. 2021-12-14 18:44 2KB

How to play Fortnite on PS4

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world, and in this helpful guide, we'll walk you through getting the game installed onto your PS4, step by step. 2021-12-14 18:43 5KB

9 Features To Try With Amazon Alexa This Holiday Season

Your Echo device can be pretty helpful over the course of the holiday season. Whether that's helping you cook Christmas dinner, getting ready for Santa's 2021-12-14 18:43 5KB

Best speakers of 2021

From critical music listening to furniture-shaking home theater, a great pair of speakers can make all the difference. We found the top picks on the market. 2021-12-14 18:37 27KB

Final stimulus check of 2021 comes tomorrow – see if you get one

One final child tax credit check is set to arrive on Wednesday, December 15. Read all about the payments, and who gets them, here. 2021-12-14 18:37 3KB

How to clear ‘Other’ storage on an iPhone

If your iPhone’s storage has been consumed by content mysteriously labeled as Other, we’ll show you how to take care of it and reclaim your device’s space. 2021-12-14 18:36 4KB

Early Tests Suggest Steam Deck's Quick Resume Feature Could Rival Consoles

The Steam Deck may take just a second or two to get you back in the game, according to preliminary tests run by PH3 Games Co-Founder Peter 'Durante' Thoman. 2021-12-14 18:31 2KB

The most popular Firefox extensions of 2021 were both adblockers

Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin both had millions of daily active users on Firefox this year. 2021-12-14 18:30 2KB

Air Flow Key to Ensuring Black Soldier Fly Larvae Thrive as a Sustainable Food Source

Black soldier fly larvae devour food waste and other organic matter and are made of 60% protein, making them an attractive sustainable food source in agriculture. But increasingly, black soldier larvae are dying before they reach livestock facilities as animal feed. 2021-12-14 18:23 5KB

How to get a ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Some areas of your island are above sea level. Here's how to craft the ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It all starts with Tom Nook and earning miles. 2021-12-14 18:21 3KB

Harvard professor's trial a test of DOJ's China prosecutions

The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program is the latest bellwether in the U. … 2021-12-14 18:17 5KB

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 review — finally, a gaming chair for big people

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Are you using a fold up chair or edge of your bed to work? Does your gaming chair fall apart every two or three years? Are you tired of hearing your chair creak and groan under you? If so, read on! 2021-12-14 18:16 7KB

Linux Mint 20.3 beta arrives for people to test before the final release

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Linux Mint 20.3 beta has been released to the public. The beta period should run for a couple of weeks before the final build is issued. In this article, we take a quick look over the new features. 2021-12-14 18:16 1KB

COVID-19: Three men arrested after investigation into suspected fake vaccine records

Staff at a London NHS trust began noticing a suspicious pattern on some online vaccination records. 2021-12-14 18:11 1KB

Bitdefender Total Security

A feature-rich suite that protects all your computers, phones, and tablets 2021-12-14 18:06 20KB

Photos: One-of-a-kind Wine Country retreat asks $3.5 million

Peacefully placed amid 40 acres of madrona forest in Northern California’s wine country, this Healdsburg compound is unforgettable. 2021-12-14 18:06 4KB

Lifetime subscription to Prelo Standard Plan is 96% off today

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Lead generation simplified! Find clients, partners, and customers with big budgets from up to 250 startups sent your way on a weekly basis, save hundreds off. There's also an alternative deal. 2021-12-14 18:00 2KB

How to turn tension into transformation

One could imagine when researchers and people outside academia work together in a "co-production" process, things do not always run smoothly. With competing interests, agendas and ways of seeing the world, tensions can certainly arise. Think about high-level climate meetings like COP26. But with the right approach, tension can be used to create broad ownership and action for transformative change, according to new research published in Global Environmental Change. 2021-12-14 17:55 3KB

New tools will yield better estimates of methane emissions from permafrost

New tools developed by University of Alberta researchers will better track methane emissions from northern permafrost ecosystems, ultimately allowing for more accurate global predictions of future greenhouse gas emissions. 2021-12-14 17:55 6KB

Silent Hill Remake Would Need a “Rethink” Says Creator, Slitterhead Prototyping Complete

Rumors of a Silent Hill remake continue to buzz, but series co-creator Keiichiro Toyama says the series needs a serious rethink. 2021-12-14 17:52 1KB

Study identifies how much artificial light is too much for two coastal species

There's less light pollution along Southern California beaches than in densely populated inland areas. But even lower levels of artificial light along the coast disrupt the normal biological behaviors of fish and birds native to the region. 2021-12-14 17:52 4KB

Astronomers just got better at finding 'bright' black holes

Astronomers have a new way of detecting active black holes in the Universe and measuring how much matter they are sucking in. 2021-12-14 17:51 4KB

Experiments riding 24th SpaceX cargo mission to space station study bioprinting, crystallization, laundry

The 24th SpaceX cargo resupply services mission, targeted to launch in late December from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carries scientific research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station. The experiments aboard include studies of bioprinting, crystallization of monoclonal antibodies, changes in immune function, plant gene expression changes, laundering clothes in space, processing alloys, and student citizen science projects. 2021-12-14 17:51 9KB

New ways to make the most of Hour of Code all year long

Throughout the week of December 6-12, classrooms around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education (CSEd) Week, and millions of students and educators will … 2021-12-14 17:45 4KB

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Is Going to Start Sucking CO2 Out of the Air and Turning It Into Rocket Fuel

"SpaceX is starting a program to take CO2 out of atmosphere & turn it into rocket fuel," CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Monday. Please join if interested." 2021-12-14 21:04 2KB

ExpressVPN review

ExpressVPN makes setting up your VPN a breeze - the best just keeps on getting better. 2021-12-14 17:31 33KB

Rare wispy ice formations streak across the sea near Antarctica in beautiful satellite images

Recent satellite images captured by Landsat 8 show a rare windswept sea ice formation over water in Antarctica. 2021-12-14 17:29 3KB

Microsoft named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise iPaaS, 2021

We are thrilled to share that Microsoft has been named as a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Enterprise Integration-Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS), 2021. Azure Integration Services helps customers connect applications, data, and services on-premises and in the cloud, helping enterprises create new revenue opportunities with an API-driven partner and developer ecosystem and boost productivity with secure and automated workflows. 2021-12-14 17:25 3KB

The Dream of U. S. -Made Computer Chips

Before we invest in making more chips on U.S. soil, we should be asking what we’re trying to achieve. 2021-12-14 17:18 6KB

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022

Low-cost, full photo workflow and editing 2021-12-14 17:16 23KB

Checkmarx KICS now integrated into GitLab 14.5

Software Development News Checkmarx’s open-source KICS solution has been integrated into GitLab 14.5 as an infrastructure-as-code scanning tool. 2021-12-14 17:12 1KB

Recognizing partner law firms for furthering diversity in the legal profession

Microsoft is proud to announce the results of our Law Firm Diversity Program for 2021 and recognize the accomplishments, progress and commitments of our law firm partners to create more diverse and inclusive legal organizations 2021-12-14 17:12 849Bytes

Direct writing of customized structural-color graphics with colloidal photonic inks

Colloidal crystals and glasses are tunable, iridescent, nonfading and nontoxic materials that can be used to develop structural colors. In a new report now published in Science Advances, Jong Bin Kim, and a team of researchers in chemistry and advanced materials in the Republic of Korea, developed direct writing of structural color graphics with high brightness and saturation using colloidal inks. 2021-12-14 17:10 8KB

Ubisoft is giving away Rayman Origins for free on PC

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support The final game giveaway of Ubisoft's 35th anniversary celebrations has turned out to be a copy of Rayman Origins on PC. The highly rated platformer is free to claim for over a week. 2021-12-14 17:08 1KB

Google Search is testing a new UI with some slick animations [Video]

Google is testing out a new Search interface design on desktop that adds a couple of slick new animations to the UI. 2021-12-14 17:05 2KB

How to make a Spotify playlist public

If you have a music playlist you're particularly proud of, you may want to share it. Here's how to make a Spotify playlist public. 2021-12-14 17:05 2KB

Tribes of Midgard Season 2: Serpent Saga Out Now on All Platforms

Norsfell announced the release of Tribes of Midgard Season 2: Serpent Saga, a free content update to the ARPG survival game. 2021-12-14 17:05 906Bytes

Everything you need for winter workouts: The best jackets, socks and more

When the days get longer, darker and colder, many people take their workouts indoors. If you can't work out at home or in the … 2021-12-14 17:00 1KB

The best home coffee grinders you can buy right now

Some mornings, that first cup of coffee  can seem like the only thing worth getting out of bed for, but how you make that coffee … 2021-12-14 17:00 5KB

Nomad Launches Base Station Hub With Magnetic Alignment

Nomad today announced the launch of a new version of its Base Station Hub, with the updated option featuring a magnetic alignment feature. The new. 2021-12-14 17:00 1KB

Being LGBT in Geoscience Is like Being Invisible

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. For a field of science long recognizing the need for diversity, geoscience has moved at a glacial pace to achieve it 2021-12-14 17:00 870Bytes

System Shock Remake screenshots revealed ahead of 2022 launch

Way back in 2016, fans of the original System Shock crowdfunded a full remake, being developed by Nightdive Studios. The game has had a turbulent time in development, but all these years later, the game is finally set to launch. Nightdive’s System Shock remake has been in development since crowdfunding began five years ago. In … 2021-12-14 20:04 2KB

Video: 'Spirit of Altai' reveals the aerial beauty of the Siberia, as captured with a DJI Air 2S

Aerial filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov reveals the vast beauty of West Siberia with his latest film 'Spirit of Altai.' It was shot entirely on a DJI Air 2S drone. 2021-12-14 18:59 3KB

E-commerce: How to build customer trust without sacrificing security

Companies must attempt to divert cybercriminals without inconveniencing or possibly exposing customers and their data. One expert explains how it's possible. 2021-12-14 16:55 824Bytes

Google Calendar for Android, iOS adding standard account avatar and switcher

Google is making a straightforward tweak to the Calendar mobile apps so that the first-party account switcher now appears in the. 2021-12-14 16:53 1KB

Amazon Workers Say Company Failed to Warn Them of Deadly Tornado

Deadly Practices As more tragic details emerge from the deadly Amazon warehouse collapse, some employees claim that the company refused to give workers time off during severe weather.  A new report from The Intercept found that warehouse managers refused to grant time off to workers so they could stay home during inclement weather. The company […] 2021-12-14 20:02 3KB

Vodafone to sell NFT of world's first text message to raise money for charity

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Vodafone is planning to auction off an NFT of the world's first text message that was sent over its network in December 1992. The contents of the message simply read "Merry Christmas". 2021-12-14 16:52 1KB

Xbox Game Pass Helps Sales if a Game is Good, But Hurts Them if it’s Bad Says NPD

Does Xbox Game Pass help or hurt game sales? Well, according to the NPD Group, it really all depends on the individual game. 2021-12-14 16:51 1KB

Transistor-based sensors offer hope for rapid diagnosis and treatment for COVID-19 and other infections

A solid-state metal oxide transistor-based technology can detect tiny quantities of biomolecules, such as DNA and COVID-19 spike protein, in less than two minutes. 2021-12-14 16:50 3KB

Continental Drift: The groundbreaking theory of moving continents

Continental drift was Alfred Wegener's theory proposing continents move position on the Earth's surface. 2021-12-14 16:49 5KB

SD Times news digest: Bridgecrew launches Smart Fixes; GrapeCity releases ComponentOne 2021 v3; BellSoft presents Liberica Administration Center

Software Development News Bridgecrew announced the launch of Smart Fixes, which work as fix suggestions for laC policy violations sourced directly from code. 2021-12-14 16:45 2KB

Research shows household income impacts of storms, need for more equitable climate resilience planning for cities

A new analysis of the economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy could help improve climate resilience planning for cities anticipating severe weather events going forward. 2021-12-14 16:45 4KB

These NASA robots will deliver humanity’s first samples from Mars

One of the more ambitious things the Perseverance rover currently exploring the surface of Mars has been doing is gathering samples of Martian rocks and soil, 2021-12-14 16:42 6KB


Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd … 2021-12-14 16:40 2KB

Researchers show why heat may make weather less predictable

A new Stanford University study shows rising temperatures may intensify the unpredictability of weather in Earth's midlatitudes. The limit of reliable temperature, wind and rainfall forecasts falls by about a day when the atmosphere warms by even a few degrees Celsius. 2021-12-14 16:38 6KB

Anti-gay slurs not targeted just at gay men

The childhood playground can be a tough place with insults flying faster than dodgeballs, and while some children outgrow the name calling, others never seem to. Hurling slurs as adults only exacerbates problems. The use of anti-gay slurs by heterosexual men against other heterosexual men is the focus of a new study by Nathan Grant Smith, an associate professor of counseling psychology and chair of the Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences in the University of Houston College of Education. 2021-12-14 16:38 3KB

Researchers find climate change record in clam shells

The tiny, pale surf clam about the size of a fingernail that most people have seen and collected on beaches around the world holds clues in its shell to Earth's past. For the first time, researchers have been able to identify the monthly, and even weekly, ocean temperatures recorded in these smooth clam shells. Because ancient civilizations consumed these ubiquitous clams and left the shells at archaeological sites, researchers now have a new way to reconstruct climate and its fluctuations from nearly 3,000 years ago. 2021-12-14 16:38 4KB

New, inexpensive method to detect lime in soil

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to detect and measure very low concentrations of agricultural lime in soils, which is generally a time consuming and difficult exercise. 2021-12-14 16:37 4KB

NASA-NOAA tech will aid marine oil spill response

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists are teaming up to test remote sensing technology for use in oil spill response. 2021-12-14 16:37 7KB

Back so soon, La Niña? Here's why we're getting two soggy summers in a row

Last month was Australia's wettest November on record, and summer in Queensland and parts of New South Wales is also expected to be soggy for the second consecutive year. So why is our summer parade being rained on yet again? 2021-12-14 16:36 5KB

Hyundai EV strategy reconfirmed with standard range Ioniq 5 with RWD

We stand corrected. In a previous press release, South Korean automaker Hyundai said all U.S.-bound Ioniq 5 EVs would have the 77.4 kWh long-range battery pack 2021-12-14 16:35 3KB

How conspiracy theories in the US became more personal, cruel, and mainstream after Sandy Hook

Conspiracy theories are powerful forces in the U.S. They have damaged public health amid a global pandemic, shaken faith in the democratic process and helped spark a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. 2021-12-14 16:33 6KB

Are exercise bikes good for weight loss?

They're a popular feature of many gyms, but are exercise bikes good for weight loss? 2021-12-14 16:33 8KB

Forget the MCU, this is the multiverse movie you need to watch

Star Trek: Discovery star Michelle Yeoh leads this multiverse romp from the directors of Swiss Army Man. 2021-12-14 16:31 2KB

How to test if your Linux server is vulnerable to Log4j

Log4j is a serious vulnerability that has swept across the IT landscape quickly. Here's a single command you can run to test and see if you have any vulnerable packages installed. 2021-12-14 16:24 812Bytes

Plastic-degrading enzymes increasing in correlation with pollution

The number of microbial enzymes with the ability to degrade plastic is growing, in correlation with local levels of plastic pollution. That is the finding of a new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, that measured samples of environmental DNA from around the globe. The results illustrate the impact plastic pollution is having on the environment, and hint at potential new solutions for managing the problem. 2021-12-14 16:23 4KB

For best results, ask in person instead of over Zoom

Most people underestimate the in-person advantage. 2021-12-14 16:22 3KB

NVIDIA DLSS Vs AMD FSR: F1 2021 Performance & Image Quality

Take a deep dive into AMD's FSR and NVIDIA's DLSS to see what's good, bad, and ugly about these competing upscaling technologies. 2021-12-14 16:22 10KB

Small groups lead; large ones control

How are relationships established between groups? And how do we learn to distinguish who leads and who controls? A publication led by researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago with the collaboration of the postdoctoral researcher Jesús Bas from the UPF Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC) found that it is more intuitive to understand who is in control in a conflict situation than to recognize who leads. The study has been published in the journal Child Development. 2021-12-14 16:21 5KB

Decade-old photographs shared on social media give away a new species of pygmy grasshopper

While scrolling through iNaturalist—a social network where professional and citizen scientists share their photographs, in order to map biodiversity observations from across the globe—a group of students from Croatia discovered a couple of curious pictures, taken in 2008 in the Peruvian rainforest and posted in 2018. What they were looking at was a pygmy grasshopper sporting a unique pattern of lively colors. The motley insect was nothing they have so far encountered in the scientific literature. 2021-12-14 16:20 3KB

PCR tests activated by light

A new approach by LMU chemists could help to significantly improve diagnostic tests based on PCR. The enzymes used are triggered by light pulses. 2021-12-14 16:20 3KB

'Crazy' light emitters: Physicists see an unusual quantum phenomenon

A highly unusual movement of light emitting particles in atomically-thin semiconductors was experimentally confirmed by scientists from the Würzburg–Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter. Electronic quasiparticles, known as excitons, seemed to move in opposite directions at the same time. Professor Alexey Chernikov–newly appointed physicist at the Technische Universität Dresden–and his team were able to reveal the consequences of this quantum phenomenon by monitoring light emission from mobile excitons using ultrafast microscopy at extremely low temperatures. These findings move the topic of quantum transport of excitonic many-body states into the focus of modern research. The results of this work have been published in the Physical Review Letters journal. 2021-12-14 16:19 5KB

Implementing sustainable nitrogen use in smallholder rice

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems has published the results of a "mini-review" examining 46 peer-reviewed studies that compared site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) approaches for rice against existing farmer fertilization practices. The study's scope included research examples extracted from 11 countries conducted between 2001 and 2020—using 43 studies from Asia and 3 from Africa. 2021-12-14 16:19 4KB

New technologies usher in an era of virtuous growth in the discipline of marketing

Madison, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and University of Maryland introduce the special issue on "New Technologies in Marketing" in the Journal of Marketing and provide several frameworks for thinking about how new technologies affect the marketing discipline. These frameworks identify potential gaps worthy of further study and propose an agenda for future research. 2021-12-14 16:19 9KB

Illegal gold mining continues to harm Amazon ecosystem

A major intervention against a global hotspot for illegal river gold mining proved to be only narrowly effective at halting environmental degradation in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, according to new research that will be presented on Wednesday, 15 December at AGU Fall Meeting 2021. 2021-12-14 16:19 4KB

Trademark renewal suggests new Splinter Cell game on the way

In recent months, fresh rumours have been building around a new Splinter Cell game. Over the summer, Ubisoft reportedly greenlit a new game in the series, which will apparently take the franchise in a new open world direction. We may have slight confirmation of this now from Ubisoft itself, as the publisher has updated the … 2021-12-14 18:59 2KB

All-New Golf GTI and Golf R Headline VW's 2022 Lineup With Wireless CarPlay on Many Trims

Volkswagen has been working on rolling out support for wireless CarPlay across its lineup, and the carmaker recently invited me out to Asheville,. 2021-12-14 16:16 3KB

Uber shares jump after CEO says company just had its 'best week ever'

Shares of Lyft were also up following the Uber CEO's comments. 2021-12-14 16:13 1KB

How to install the SuiteCRM Customer Resource Manager on Ubuntu Server

If your business needs a Customer Resource Management platform, Jack Wallen has an open-source solution that just might fit the bill. Here, he'll walk you through installing SuiteCRM. 2021-12-14 16:10 849Bytes

Forspoken (for PC)

Magical melee and hardcore parkour 2021-12-14 16:09 7KB

Report: 82% of people feel welcome in the open-source community while barriers persist for underrepresented groups

Software Development News While 82% feel welcome in the open-source community, however, the remaining come primarily from disproportionately underrepresented groups. 2021-12-14 16:08 2KB

Physicists create new state of matter from quantum soup of magnetically weird particles

The new phase of matter could be used to design even better quantum computers. 2021-12-14 16:07 5KB

Bananas: Health benefits, risks & nutrition facts

Bananas are good for your mental and physical health. Here, we take a look at the benefits, risks and nutrition facts of bananas. 2021-12-14 16:05 12KB

The Matrix Resurrections: Everything we know about the upcoming Matrix sequel

Original co-director Lana Wachowski has written and directed a new sequel to The Matrix, called The Matrix: Resurrections, with Keanu Reeves returning. 2021-12-14 16:01 9KB

2D Semiconductors Poised to Overtake Silicon at the Edge of Moore’s Law

In the quest to keep Moore’s Law going, you might try to shrink transistors until the smallest part was just an atom thick. But silicon's semiconducting properties require a third dimension. There is, however, a class of materials that act as semiconductors even though they are two-dimensional. 2021-12-14 16:01 8KB

BenQ introduces the Mobiuz EX3210U, a 4K IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 600

BenQ is expanding its gaming monitor portfolio with a new display, the Mobiuz EX3210U. Featuring a high refresh rate and 4K resolution, BenQ’s latest monitor should be suitable for those looking for a top-of-the-line solution to play on. The BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U comes with a 32-inch panel with 4K resolution, quantum dot LED backlight, 1ms … 2021-12-14 17:59 2KB

Generating topology from loss in hybrid light-matter particles

Losing particles can lead to positive, robust effects. 2021-12-14 15:55 6KB

Stellar 'ashfall' could help distant planets grow

The world's first 3D simulation simultaneously considering dust motion and growth in a disk around a young star has shown that large dust from the central region can be entrained by and then ejected by gas outflows, and eventually fall back onto the outer regions of the disk where it may enable planetesimal formation. This process can be likened to volcanic "ashfall" where ash carried up by gas during an eruption falls back on the area around the volcano. These results help to explain observed dust structures around young protostars. 2021-12-14 15:54 3KB

Thousands of UK SMBs are not yet compliant with incoming digital tax rules

Intuit has done the math, and businesses need to act fast to avoid HMRC’s wrath. 2021-12-14 15:52 2KB

Aliens: Fireteam Elite and Insurgency: Sandstorm go on sale in this week's Deals with Gold

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support This week, a number of popular games are available for substantially less through Xbox's weekly Deals with Gold sale. You can even pick up new titles like Aliens: Fireteam Elite for up to 30% off. 2021-12-14 15:52 1KB

Vi joins hands with Hungama Music to launch a music-streaming app for pre and postpaid users

Vi and Hungama Music have partnered up to launch a new music streaming music service 2021-12-14 15:51 2KB

How to see lyrics on Spotify so you can sing in the bath

It's natural to want to sing along to your favourite songs. So how do you see lyrics on Spotify? What buttons do you need to press? 2021-12-14 15:51 2KB

How to subscribe to and manage public calendars in iOS 15

Public calendar feeds let you find and subscribe to events that vary by topic. Learn how to find a calendar, then subscribe to or remove it from your device in iOS 15. 2021-12-14 15:48 789Bytes

Locked in stone: Mars' missing water might be stored in clay mineral

A clay mineral known as smectite could hold a substantial portion of the water missing from Mars, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. 2021-12-14 15:46 5KB

For children, young adults with recurrent AML, immunotherapy shows promise: Natural killer cells could help young patients with few treatment options

Researchers have shown, in a small clinical trial, that an immunotherapy harnessing pre-activated natural killer cells can help some children and young adults with recurrent AML and few other treatment options. 2021-12-14 15:42 5KB

Creating the human-robotic dream team: Engineers design system for robots to work well with human coworkers

Using autonomous vehicle guidelines, a team has developed a system to improve interactions between people and robots. The way people interact safely with robots is at the forefront of today's research related to automation and manufacturing, explains a researcher. She is one of several researchers who are working to develop systems that allow humans and robots to interact safely and efficiently. 2021-12-14 15:42 4KB

How To Install & Set Up A New Philips Hue Bulb

Philips Hue is hands down the best smart light brand out there right now. It's easy to use, has almost no issues, and is super easy to set up. Not to 2021-12-14 15:42 1KB

Save the ocean with 20% off Sterling Forever jewelry

Sterling Forever is trying to save the ocean one piece of jewelry at a time with this deal. You can get 20% off its ocean … 2021-12-14 15:34 1KB

Hurry: Newest Nest Thermostat has a rare discount at Amazon

Nest Thermostat deals for Christmas 2021 start at just $89 for the newest Nest Thermostat. Nest Learning Learning Thermostat is only $179. 2021-12-14 15:32 5KB

Amazon Forgot To End The Black Friday Sale On This iRobot Roomba i3!

Amazon has the iRobot Roomba i3 on sale right now for $299. Which is actually it's Black Friday price. It looks like Amazon forgot to change the price 2021-12-14 15:30 2KB

Watch The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal 5 Experience And Prepare To Be Blown Away

The demo reintroduces us to the Matrix universe and highlights the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5. 2021-12-14 15:23 1KB

It Takes Two: Joshua Garrett

“Embrace every opportunity that comes your way.” As Joshua Garrett, CE 2020, M.S. CE 2021, prepares to cross the Commencement stage for the second, and most likely final, time, he is  speaking from experience. Since he was first introduced to Georgia Tech through a distance learning math program as a high school senior, the Cumming, Georgia, native has done it all — from decorating his RAT cap and running in the Freshman Cake Race to leaving change for Sideways before exams and playing trumpet in the Yellow Jacket Marching Band. 2021-12-14 15:22 3KB

Thousands of tons of bread are wasted every year: The first quantitative study in Sweden

Large amounts of bread are wasted every year and are at most used for biogas production. This is a shame, says Pedro Brancoli, who recently received his doctorate at the University of Borås, Sweden, in the research area Resource Recovery. The results of his doctoral project show that bread waste would do more good for the environment and the economy if it were instead transformed into new food and other products. 2021-12-14 15:20 5KB

Report: Oracle vs SAP finance app customers - the numbers

Forrester research sheds new light on dynamic Larry Ellison says is going in Big Red's favour 2021-12-14 17:59 4KB

Apple foldable phone potential pushed to distant future

Like it or not, there will come a time when almost every phone brand will have a foldable phone in its catalog. That will eventually include Apple, too, if 2021-12-14 15:15 2KB

Get up to 50% off Nike apparel today

All you Nike fans out there will love this deal. Right now, you can save up to 50% on Nike apparel for men, women and … 2021-12-14 15:10 972Bytes

Microsoft purportedly making it easier to search local results with a new query translate

News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support Microsoft is reportedly working on a new translation feature for Bing search queries according to a new report. The feature seems to ask users if they want a search result based on local languages. 2021-12-14 15:06 2KB

bitcoin: Bitcoin company NYDIG valued at $7 billion after latest fund raising

NYDIG said on Tuesday it raised $1 billion in a funding round led by venture firm WestCap with participation from existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners, valuing the bitcoin company at more than $7 billion. 2021-12-14 15:06 1KB

gyansrota: E-learning platform Gyansrota to offer materials in 25 languages for 20 boards

Newly launched E-learning platform Gyansrota, designed and developed by Assam-based ASCOSYS, on Tuesday said it plans to expand its contents to 25 languages to cover 20 state and central boards across the country by 2022. 2021-12-14 15:06 3KB

amazon: Amazon plans to expand grocery delivery business in US and Europe: Report

Tech giant Amazon is reportedly planning to expand its grocery delivery business and could partner with supermarkets in the US and Europe to offer same-day delivery. 2021-12-14 15:06 1KB

Another crypto firm has suffered another major hack

Blockchain gaming firm sees almost 100 wallets cleared out. 2021-12-14 15:03 2KB

Niles: Did Disneyland make a mistake with Genie?

Going back to paper tickets with denominations from A through E would be a simpler and more workable alternative to the current system. 2021-12-14 15:03 3KB

Gogoro smart city meters give old battery packs a second life

Gogoro has revealed a new use for it swappable batteries, but this time the portable power packs aren't on the move - or, for that matter, slotting into 2021-12-14 15:00 3KB

The best massage guns you can buy right now

When it comes to working out, recovery is just as important as the activity itself. Most approaches to muscle recovery involve a blend of physical … 2021-12-14 15:00 10KB

Keep An Eye On Your Amazon Packages With The $42 Ring Video Doorbell Wired

Today, you can pick up the Ring Video Doorbell Wired for just $41.99. That's going to save you about $18 off of the Ring Video Doorbell Wired. Which is 2021-12-14 15:00 2KB

Best mattress pads of 2021

Once you've brought a new mattress home, the next step is setting it up in the perfect spot and making sure you've got … 2021-12-14 15:00 4KB

Vast majority of American workers like their jobs, even as a record number quit them

A record share of American workers are quitting their jobs, thanks in part to a strong economy and a labor shortage. 2021-12-14 15:00 6KB

Stranger Things season 4: release window, episode titles and more

Here's everything we know about Stranger Things season 4, including new information concerning two characters' story arcs. 2021-12-14 14:53 11KB

You Can Buy The Roborock S6 Pure For Only $359

Amazon has the Roborock S6 Pure discounted to just $359. That's a really great price for the S6 Pure. Considering this is normally priced at $599. This is 2021-12-14 14:50 2KB

New academic algorithm identifies elevated domestic violence levels during lockdown

A new algorithm applied to internet search data, developed by a team of international researchers led by Royal Holloway has suggested that domestic violence incidence may have risen in London by up to 40 percent during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020: a figure 7–8 times larger than estimates based on police data. 2021-12-14 14:50 3KB

Enormous sunfish surprises paddleboarders off Laguna Beach

Two paddleboarders encountered a colossal sunfish in Laguna Beach, California. 2021-12-14 14:48 4KB

Women say they do most chores, child care: AP-NORC poll

When it comes to household duties such as changing diapers, handling chores and meals and managing family schedules and activities, many couples who don't have children expect that they will more or less share the work equally should they have kids one day. 2021-12-14 14:44 7KB

How to install Nextcloud Hub II with Nextcloud Office

Nextcloud Hub II is here, and it's a big improvement over previous iterations. Jack Wallen walks you through the process of installing this new release on Ubuntu Server. 2021-12-14 14:43 777Bytes

Gap Factory deals: Get up to 70% off gifts, 50% off outerwear and more

There are a lot of clothing deals out there as we inch even closer to Christmas -- and I live by the mantra of "out with … 2021-12-14 14:43 1KB

A strong breeze and chance of storms: A wind forecast from 10,000 years ago

Pollen can travel far through the air, allowing scientists who find them to trace the winds of the past. Maaike Zwier writes about her new study from South Georgia, where ancient pollen may reveal shifts in the dominating westerlies. 2021-12-14 14:42 3KB

Snatch 2 All-Clad frying pans for $40 and sauté with the best of 'em

Nonstick may not be the pan you use the most. (Or maybe it is) The one thing I know is that when you need true … 2021-12-14 14:42 1KB

Study finds women with low 2D:4D finger ratios tend to have stronger grip strength

A trio of researchers at the University of Vienna has found that women with low 2D:4D ratios tend to have stronger grip strength than women with higher ratios. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Nora Bäck, Katrin Schaefer and Sonja Windhager describe measuring finger length and grip strength in volunteer women. 2021-12-14 14:40 3KB

Mysterious STEVE light emissions emanate from Earth's magnetosphere

For years, amateur aurora watchers from Canada have noticed mysterious streaks of pale purple and green light that seemed to dance across the nighttime sky. But it wasn't until 2016 that they shared their colorful images with scientists, who soon identified the lightshow as a new type of upper-atmosphere phenomenon that was jokingly named STEVE. Additional contributions from citizen scientists are now helping researchers identify different types of STEVE emissions and constrain how, and where in Earth's atmosphere, they're generated. 2021-12-14 14:39 5KB

Antarctic seabird faces declining populations

Data collected from a long-term study by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists shows declining populations of an already relatively rare Antarctic seabird, the South Georgia shag. Published in the journal Polar Biology, a 40-year census from Signy Island in the remote South Orkney Islands and a 30-year census from Bird Island, close to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, have shown significant population declines at both locations. 2021-12-14 14:35 3KB

How to setup an Amazon Kindle for children: Amazon Kids and Kids+ explained

The Kindle is a great reading device. Here's how to make it perfect for your children. 2021-12-14 14:34 12KB

Our iconic giant clams face new threats from warmer waters and acidic oceans

Think of the inhabitants of a coral reef, and chances are you'll think of a giant clam, the largest aquatic mollusc on Earth at up to 250 kilograms and a meter long. 2021-12-14 14:33 5KB

Banning non-disclosure agreements isn't enough to stop unethical workplace leader behaviour

Just weeks after Prince Edward Island became the first province in Canada to pass a bill restricting the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) on Nov. 17, some harms of NDAs have been in the news. NDAs are contracts in which parties agree not to disclose certain information. 2021-12-14 14:32 8KB

Student discovers new shrimp species by chance

When biology student Mike Groenhof was making a phylogenetic tree of fifty shrimp species for his internship, one specimen turned out to be an undescribed species. The animal was collected by Naturalis scientist 18 years ago, and had been under the radar ever since. 2021-12-14 14:32 3KB

X-ray analysis reveals 'highly decorated' Viking sword caked in dirt and rust

Archaeologists have revealed the ornate appearance of a Viking heavy sword that is encased in dirt and rust using X-ray analysis. 2021-12-14 14:29 3KB

A white elephant gift idea you can use again and again

Love it or hate it, the white elephant gift exchange is now a big part of the holiday party circuit. Personally, I love it. The … 2021-12-14 14:29 5KB

Live cell DNA architecture in real time

Inside the nucleus of a human cell, there are approximately two meters of DNA folded into a multi-layered 3D structure called chromatin, which allows all of our genetic information to be compacted into a tiny little space. 2021-12-14 14:27 6KB

Toxic air endangers 600 million people in South Asia

With another smoggy winter hanging over the vast and thickly populated Indo-Gangetic plains, there are fears of serious health consequences to more than 600 million people living in northern India and Nepal as well as in eastern Pakistan and Bangladesh. 2021-12-14 14:27 6KB

Newly discovered cave snail with spiky teeth

Finding transparent snails with a length of only a few millimeters on muddy cave walls is no easy feat. "Nevertheless, we succeeded in collecting 57 gastropod populations from various caves in northern Spain. We have now studied them, both in terms of morphology and molecular genetics," explains Dr. Adrienne Jochum of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt and the Natural History Museum and University in Bern, and she continues, "These snails exemplify the as yet undiscovered diversity in the caves of northern Spain." 2021-12-14 14:26 3KB

Still Figuring Out Holiday Presents? 40% Off OP8T (12+256GB) Makes It One Perfect Gift

Still Figuring Out Holiday Presents? 40% Flash Off OnePlus 8T (12GB + 256GB) Makes It One Perfect Gift at a Budget for Tech Nerds. 2021-12-14 14:21 1KB

Urgent meat recall expanded: 2 million pounds were sold so check your fridge now

Alexander & Hornung expanded a pork meat recall to include more than 2,320,000 million pounds of product contaminated with Listeria. 2021-12-14 14:16 4KB

Honda to use vehicle cameras to monitor road conditions in new pilot program

One of the difficulties that advanced driver assistance systems developers face is the wildly varying quality of America's road infrastructure. For example, it's … 2021-12-14 14:15 2KB

Mystery AMD processor spotted that could be its first to support DDR5 RAM

Is this an AMD Ryzen 6000 ‘Rembrandt’ APU waiting in the wings, ready to spring at CES 2022? 2021-12-14 14:13 2KB

You Need This $299 Roborock S4 Max Robot Vacuum

The Roborock S4 Max is currently on sale for $299, that's $130 off of its regular price. That's a really great deal on the Roborock S4 Max. Which is now 2021-12-14 14:10 2KB

Amazing holiday gifts under $25: Tile tracker, Wyze Band, portable ping-pong and more

If you're looking for holiday gifts that are $25 and under, we've got some ideas that include old favorites and thoughtful new finds. … 2021-12-14 14:04 892Bytes

Tech Bro Thinks He’s Close to Cheating Death

A bold proposal: that by 2050, a 70-year-old will look and feel like they’re 50. That’s the gamble that 35-year-old James Peyer is taking with this Cambrian Biopharma “longevity startup,” the Times of London reported. A stem cell researcher who founded his startup with the psychedelic-loving German billionaire Christian Angermayer, Peyer believes that aging is a […] 2021-12-14 16:54 3KB

Lyft announces major push into food delivery, taking the opposite approach to rival Uber

Lyft is partnering with the online-ordering giant Olo to begin food delivery.  A Lyft exec said its goal is to offer deliveries for … 2021-12-14 14:01 3KB

5 video game news stories that defined the industry in 2021

From Activision Blizzard's workplace scandal to a flood of delays, here are the biggest gaming stories from 2021. 2021-12-14 14:00 7KB

Spatial shifts its metaverse focus to the web, and selling NFT real estate

I was invited to connect with the creators of Spatial, a social metaverse meeting space app I've used many times . But this time, we … 2021-12-14 14:00 4KB

Proud Boys Regroup Locally to Add to Ranks Before 2022 Midterms

The far-right nationalist group has become increasingly active at school board meetings and town council gatherings across the country. 2021-12-14 14:00 9KB

Tesla Roadster, Pontiac GTO and more: Hagerty's predicted future collector cars for 2022

If it's the end of the year, it's time for Hagerty to gaze into its crystal ball with backing data to have an … 2021-12-14 14:00 2KB

How soon can you get pregnant after stopping birth control?

Are you ready to stop birth control? While it may mean you're ready to start trying for a baby, people stop birth control for … 2021-12-14 14:00 7KB

Tune out the world with UGREEN HiTune X6 ANC wireless earbuds

These great earbuds will keep you in a bubble with your music. 2021-12-14 14:00 5KB

Sony a7 IV studio scene: 33MP sensor gives excellent detail but falls behind at high ISO

We've just published our studio scene images from the Sony a7 IV, providing a chance to take a look at how its new 33MP BSI CMOS sensor compares both to its predecessor and to its peers. 2021-12-14 16:53 3KB

New Insights into Ancient Greece’s Planetary Motion Machine

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. Quantum timing, the evolution of animal sounds, militias, and more in the January 2022 issue 2021-12-14 14:00 4KB

T-Mobile to start selling a new Google TV dongle with the built-in Ethernet that Chromecast lacks

T-Mobile is about to start selling a new version of its TVision Hub that comes with Google TV and has a built-in Ethernet port. 2021-12-14 13:57 2KB

As the Transition Toward SafeMoon V2 Continues, the Platform’s CEO Now Wants to Tackle Wind Turbine Nanotechnology and a Web3 Telecommunications Network – Wait, What?

John Karony held a Q&A session with crypto community members as part of the ‘SafeMoon Sunday’ event on the 12th of December 2021-12-14 13:57 4KB

Cancer-spotting AI and human experts can be fooled by image-tampering attacks

Artificial intelligence (AI) models that evaluate medical images have potential to speed up and improve accuracy of cancer diagnoses, but they may also be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Researchers simulated an attack that falsified mammogram images, fooling both an AI breast cancer diagnosis model and human breast imaging radiologist experts. 2021-12-14 13:45 5KB

Boosting anti-cancer action by driving up immunity at tumor site: In mouse studies, nanoparticles activate key cancer fighters

Driving up the immune response at the site of a cancer tumor with nanotechnology may help enhance immunotherapy treatments in advanced stages of the disease, new research in mice suggests. 2021-12-14 13:45 5KB

smartphone use: 7 in 10 parents confess smartphone use hurting relations with kids: Report

At least 69 per cent of parents believe that they lose track of their children, surroundings when they are immersed in their smartphones and 74 per cent admit to getting irritated when their children ask them something, a report said on Tuesday. 2021-12-14 13:45 2KB

Key EU parliament committee agrees tough position on DSA tech rules

A key European Parliament committee agreed on Tuesday to a ban on "dark patterns" that trick web users and advertising targeting minors as part of new rules aimed at U.S. tech giants, taking a tougher stand that could spell trouble in forthcoming negotiations with EU countries. 2021-12-14 13:44 2KB

TikTok thinks I’m gay. How could it know before I knew?

There are dozens of different gender identities and three different types of sexes. Here's a look at the science and culture behind it all. … 2021-12-14 13:42 790Bytes

OnePlus Pad tablet launching in India next year

The OnePlus Pad is set to launch soon. It will be out in India next year. We’re not expecting it will be announced with the OnePlus 10 series. It will be the Chinese OEM’s first tablet offering so it deserves its own launch. No information yet on how many variants will be introduced but there […] 2021-12-14 13:30 1KB

YouTube Replaces Rewind With Escape2021 Livestream Event

YouTube has announced a new live interactive event called Escape2021. The event will run for 24 hours and include creators plus musicians to look back at 2021-12-14 13:05 2KB

Sex, taxes and COVID-19: How sex workers navigated pandemic relief efforts

As COVID-19 forced Canadians to stay home and many stop working, people across numerous sectors were confused as to which income replacement programs they were eligible for. 2021-12-14 13:05 6KB

The impact of school closures: Why reception year is so crucial to a child's development

The pandemic has held back the learning of the youngest schoolchildren. A recent report has found that children in year one in the 2020-2021 academic year—those who had missed significant periods of their reception year education during COVID-19 school closures—were three months behind the expected level in reading, and one month behind in math. 2021-12-14 13:05 5KB

34 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence

Over the years, tech start-ups and giants have come and gone. In the ever-changing world of technology, a company needs to do more than just keep up with 2021-12-14 13:05 32KB

First comprehensive study on gun violence in Europe identifies alarming trends

The steady decline in lethal gun violence in the EU came to halt in 2012 and some countries, such as Sweden, have even noticed an increase since then. An arms race among drug criminals and an increase in the availability of illegal firearms could lead to more criminal and gun violence. This is one of the noteworthy conclusions from Project TARGET, a new, extensive European study coordinated by the Flemish Peace Institute in which Marieke Liem and Katharina Krüsselmann participated on behalf of Leiden University. 2021-12-14 13:04 4KB

Marathon experiment reveals quirks of quarks

University of Adelaide experts, who are part of the international community of researchers investigating the fundamental physical properties of atoms, may have come across a new paradigm for the way atomic nuclei are built. 2021-12-14 13:04 3KB

UN Chief Urges Action on 'Killer Robots' as Geneva Talks Open

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for new rules covering the use of autonomous weapons as a key meeting on the issue opened in Geneva. 2021-12-14 13:04 2KB

The deadliest viruses in history

These are the world's 12 most lethal viruses, based on their mortality rates or the number of people they have killed. 2021-12-14 13:03 14KB

Backblaze: Fiscal 3Q21 Financial Results

(in $ million) 3Q20 3Q21 9 mo. 20 9 mo. 21 Revenue 13.8 17.3 39.2 48.8 Growth   25%   24% Net income (loss) (1.9) (6.0) (3.2) (12.1) Backblaze, Inc. announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2021. “We delivered continued strong 3FQ21 growth overall, led by rapid 59% revenue growth in B2 […] 2021-12-14 13:03 1KB

AWS and Tape Ark Partner to Migrate Petabytes of Tape Data

AWS and Tape Ark can help you remove the risk and cost associated with managing physical tapes. 2021-12-14 13:02 8KB

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Early Comparison Video Highlights Massive Character Models, Animations and Visual Improvements Over Its Predecessor

A new early Senua's Saga: Hellblade II comparison video has been shared online, highlighting the massive improvements over the original game 2021-12-14 13:02 1KB

Rubrik Cloud Vault Secure and Isolated Cloud Archival Service

SaaS offering, built-on Microsoft Azure, reduces the risk that data is modified, deleted, or encrypted, and is logically air-gapped from customers' production environments for enhanced security vs. ransomware attacks 2021-12-14 13:02 3KB

Micron to Open Memory Design Center in Atlanta, GA

Micron Technology announced plans for its new memory design center in Midtown Atlanta, expanding the company's reach into the Southeast. 2021-12-14 13:02 3KB

F-Secure Armory Drive Encrypted USB Drive Offers Secure Storage for Unlimited Data

F-Secure Armory Drive aims to strike balance by providing an encrypted storage solution that runs on USB Armory 2021-12-14 13:01 3KB

DMP South Africa Reselling Commvault Metallic

Data Management Professionals South Africa is official MSP Partner for Metallic, a Commvault Systems venture. 2021-12-14 13:01 3KB

AIAIAI's TMA-2 Studio Wireless+ do away with Bluetooth latency and compression

The latest headphones from AIAIAI promise to bring studio-grade audio with ultra-low latency to the wireless domain. 2021-12-14 13:01 2KB

Kyndryl and NetApp Forms Partnership

Kyndryl and NetApp announced a partnership with BMW Group built on the deep experience of both companies in the automotive sector. 2021-12-14 13:00 2KB

VAST Data Selected by Agoda

Digital travel platform, Agoda selected VAST's Universal Storage as the backbone for its big data and ML environment. 2021-12-14 13:00 4KB

Oceanscan Navigates Ransomware Event With iland Secure DRaaS

iland announced that Oceanscan is using iland Secure DRaaS to keep its business up and running in the wake of a recent ransomware attack. 2021-12-14 13:00 3KB

AIAIAI’s latest headphones let you ditch the cable, not the quality

AIAIAI's new Bluetooth headphones offer wire-free convenience and lossless, low-latency audio thanks to an included wireless transmitter. 2021-12-14 13:00 3KB

The Log4j software bug could put your favorite sites at risk

The discovery of a major security flaw in widely used logging software sent much of the tech industry scrambling over the weekend to put in … 2021-12-14 13:00 4KB

Opinion: Here’s why in California labor unions are winning again

In the state, 78% believe it is important for workers to organize so that their employers don’t take advantage of them. 2021-12-14 13:00 4KB

Seagate Introduces AMD EPYC-Based Exos Application Platform: Up To 1.344PB in 5U

Seagate's Application Platform (AP) series of servers have targeted the market segments requiring tightly coupled storage and compute capabilities. The currently available SKUs - The Exos AP … 2021-12-14 13:00 2KB

Woman charged with stealing $328,000 from California retailers

Ekaterina Zharkova was charged with four felony counts of grand theft, one felony count of receiving stolen property, and seven misdemeanor counts of petty theft. She faces up to nine years in pris… 2021-12-14 12:52 2KB

Famous LA shopping center The Grove adds barbed-wire-like fence to deter smash and grabs

As a recent wave of mob-led store robberies has put retailers, mall operators and communities on edge, one popular shopping center is keeping an unusual security measure in place through the holida… 2021-12-14 12:51 4KB

Apple Arcade adds Splitter Critters, while select games get updated with holiday themes

Apple has added Splitter Critters to its Apple Arcade platform. The title is a puzzle game developed by RAC7 Games. 2021-12-14 12:44 3KB

Study finds 'angry' bees have more potent, medicinally valuable venom

Move over Angry Birds—WA scientists have discovered that 'aggressive' bees produce more potent and medicinally valuable venom. 2021-12-14 12:43 4KB

Iconic reef giants not immune to climate's harmful touch

Museum of Tropical Queensland and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE at JCU), Senior Curator of Marine Invertebrates, Dr. Sue-Ann Watson said that to date, Australia has done a good job in protecting giant clams that inhabit the Great Barrier Reef. 2021-12-14 12:38 3KB

REI holiday deals: Save up to 30% on outerwear and equipment this week

The holidays are nearly here, but retailers are still serving red hot savings , and there's still time to get your orders in and delivered before Christmas … 2021-12-14 12:36 2KB

Best Buy's latest Flash Sale offers 24 hours of deals on air fryers, Echo and more

Following its Green Monday deals , Best Buy is back with another set of limited-time offers that can save you big on a bunch of … 2021-12-14 12:35 1KB

Google Photos Update Brings Enhanced ‘Cinematic Photos’

Google Photos is getting a couple of new features ahead of the holiday season. The app is getting an upgraded version of “Cinematic photos,” which was 2021-12-14 12:29 2KB

Extinct megafauna prone to ancient 'hunger games'

Different combinations of human hunting and climate change caused Australia's famed 'giant' species to go extinct, and now it turns out that for some species, changing food availability made things worse. 2021-12-14 12:29 5KB

How to see comet Leonard, according to the researcher who discovered it

Now is the best time to get a glimpse of Comet C/2021 A1, better known as Comet Leonard. It's named for its discoverer, Gregory Leonard, a senior research specialist at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. 2021-12-14 12:24 6KB

Beamlines cast light on SARS-CoV-2, emerging variants and vaccines that will stop them

Ultrabright light from the Advanced Photon Source continues to illuminate mysteries around coronaviruses and shape the vaccines and therapeutics protecting us against variants of concern. 2021-12-14 12:22 7KB

Peering at the universe from the bottom of the Earth

Argonne scientists Lindsey Bleem and Clarence Chang talk about what it's like to look for signals from the early universe from the South Pole Telescope. 2021-12-14 12:22 6KB

Scientists create ultra-stable Cu-based catalysts

The development of Cu-based catalysts is limited due to their poor thermal stability caused by the low Tammann temperature of Cu. 2021-12-14 12:21 2KB

How the Earth's core is like a multi-layered cake

How is our Earth's inner core like a cake? According to Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and Sheng Wang from The Australian National University (ANU), there are more similarities than you might think. 2021-12-14 12:21 3KB

Austin Auto Magnate Charged After Paying Hitmen $750K to Kill Mistress, Her Boyfriend Who Threatened to Tell His Wife About Affair

Erik Charles Maund of Austin's Maund Automotive Group, hired three hitmen to kill his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend after they blackmailed him and threatened to expose their affair to his wife. 2021-12-14 12:20 4KB

Commercial fishing in reduced fish populations may cause genetic changes

Commercial fishing, particularly in reduced fish populations, may be responsible for genetic changes and affect overall population resilience if not carefully managed. 2021-12-14 12:20 3KB

‘Digital nomad’ rent plan could be next for apartment dwellers

The proposal, under review by some large apartment operators, would function like a vacation club or time share. 2021-12-14 12:19 4KB

Sennheiser HD 400 Pro Headphones with Open-Back Design Launched in India

Sennheiser HD 400 Pro headphones have been launched in India. These studio headphones are designed to offer “natural and precise sound production,” the company says. 2021-12-14 12:05 2KB

Pony. ai’s Driverless Testing Permit Halted by California After Accident

A California regulator said it has suspended a driverless testing permit for startup technology firm following an accident — the first time it has issued such a suspension. 2021-12-14 12:05 2KB

Cooler Master SK622 Review

The Cooler Master SK622 is a feature packed 60% keyboard, currently priced at around £85 2021-12-14 14:54 1KB

When buyers quickly call off the deal, then refuse to sign cancellation form

Sellers find out the hard way that a signature does not ensure a sale is final. 2021-12-14 12:00 3KB

What you should do before your cloud goes down

When Amazon Web Services recently had a case of network hiccups, we all found out how miserable it is to have all our IT eggs in one cloud basket. We can do better. Here’s how. 2021-12-14 12:00 3KB

Master & Dynamic MG20 gaming headset review: Worth the premium?

Master & Dynamic has made the bold step of getting into gaming, and we've got the lowdown on its first headset. 2021-12-14 12:00 8KB

Einstein's theory of general relativity passes one of its toughest tests yet

Scientists tested seven different predictions, in one of the most ambitious and involved challenges to general relativity ever undertaken — and the theory passed with flying colors. 2021-12-14 12:00 4KB

California regulators proposes reducing incentives for rooftop solar

Regulators proposed reducing the discounts homeowners with rooftop solar and storage systems get on their electric bills when they sell extra energy back to the power companies. 2021-12-14 11:59 6KB

FACT CHECK: Did My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Give Closed-Door Testimonies Against Donald Trump?

Mike Lindell himself has clarified that he didn't give any secret testimony against Donald Trump and that the claim is baseless. 2021-12-14 11:57 3KB

Marvell to Ship 5 Billionth HDD Controller

Marvell announced that it will ship its five billionth HDD drive controller next month, marking a significant milestone in the company's 25 years of delivering storage solutions. 2021-12-14 11:54 4KB

Are tornadoes linked to climate change? The science isn't yet definite

Was climate change behind the recent tornadoes that killed dozens of people and wrought a trail of destruction through five American states? 2021-12-14 11:50 5KB

Tales of Arise 1.04 Update Introduces Old- Gen to New-Gen Save File Transfer, Support for New DLC, Stability Improvements and More

A new Tales of Arise update is now live on PC and consoles, introducing support for new DLC, performance improvements and more 2021-12-14 11:48 1KB

Flipkart’s Shopsy Starts Offering Groceries in 700 Cities

Flipkart’s social commerce app Shopsy on Tuesday launched its grocery business to start offering groceries in across 700 cities. It will have over 6,000 products across 230 categories. 2021-12-14 11:48 4KB

As deaths pile up, California lawmaker tells addiction rehab regulators blood ‘on your hands’

“This industry is learning they can do whatever the hell they want and you’ll write them a fix-it ticket.” Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris 2021-12-14 11:43 7KB

When and why did Democrats and Republicans switched platforms??

Over a century ago, Democrats and Republicans switched platforms, changing their political stances. 2021-12-14 11:35 5KB

The best fitness gifts to stay healthy

2021 has brought plenty of great products to help manage stress , stay active and even keep tabs on our heart health . In fact, there are … 2021-12-14 11:34 1KB

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Community Patch 1.2 Fixes Gameplay and Visual Issues

The latest version of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition Community Patch is now available, fixing gameplay and visual issues found in ME1 2021-12-14 11:28 1KB

Nikon fills two crucial gaps in its lens lineup for Z series mirrorless cameras

Nikon has announced two more important lenses for its Z series mirrorless cameras, including a versatile 28-75mm f/2.8 zoom. 2021-12-14 11:19 5KB

How to watch Premier League football on BT Sport

All of this midweek's Premier League games are being shown by BT Sport. Find out how to watch with our guide to the Premier League on BT Sport. 2021-12-14 11:17 4KB

Top-end BMW iX electric SUV gets sold out after it launches in India

The BMW iX is the first of the few electric cars that the company plans to introduce in the country. It will be followed up by an all-electric Mini and BMW i4 2021-12-14 11:13 3KB

New EEC listings confirm Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT GPUs

PowerColor listed many new graphics cards on the EEC database recently, from which most are RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 GPUs. However, the listing also shows an unknown SKU named BC-2235, which is claimed to be a mining card. The listing, found by @momomo_us, confirms that both the Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX … 2021-12-14 13:47 2KB

[Invitation] Don’t Miss Samsung’s CES 2022 Pre-Show Keynote: ‘Together for Tomorrow’

On January 4, Samsung Electronics will kick off the 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a pre-show keynote address held a day 2021-12-14 07:33 1KB

Leveraging AIOps in the Finance Industry

Rising consumer expectations, fierce competition and growing cybersecurity concerns will make AIOps adoption a business imperative. 2021-12-14 11:00 5KB

Best practices for developing governable AI

Focus on these engineering best practices to build high-quality models that can be governed effectively. 2021-12-14 11:00 3KB

What is infrastructure as code? Automating your infrastructure builds

Treating computing infrastructure as code is the smart and modern way to provision software in the cloud. Here’s what it is and why it’s better. 2021-12-14 11:00 6KB

Deno joins JavaScript standards effort

Company behind JavaScript/TypeScript runtime will push for additions to ECMAScript that benefit users of server-side JavaScript. 2021-12-14 11:00 1KB

Will multicloud save us from outages?

A recent outage caused many to speculate that a multicloud could have avoided the impact, but we need to consider a few technology realities (and price tags). 2021-12-14 11:00 4KB

Why Relationships with Your Tech Service Providers Might Be Waning

The pandemic may have negatively impacted relationships with critical technology partners. Here are some thoughts on why this has occurred and what can be done. 2021-12-14 11:00 5KB

Plenty of PS5 restocks are live today: Very, Currys, Game, EE and PlayStation Direct

A total of five retailers are holding a PS5 restock this morning, but you'll still need to act fast to get a console. 2021-12-14 10:55 3KB

Awesome Articles for Students: Websites and Other Resources

Find the best articles for students in these top 15 resources. 2021-12-14 10:42 5KB

Oh no, Netflix is working on a live-action Mega Man movie

The recent slew of video game movie adaptations continues as Netflix has picked up a live-action Mega Man movie. 2021-12-14 10:31 3KB

Samsung Begins Sampling 24 Gbps GDDR6 Memory Chips For Next-Gen GPUs

Samsung has started sampling its fastest GDDR6 memory to date that operates at 24 Gbps & is designed for next-gen GPUs. 2021-12-14 10:25 2KB

Realme GT 2 series launch: how to watch the event and what to expect

Realme is one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands around, it has just announced a launch event for its highly anticipated GT 2 series, taking place 2021-12-14 10:19 2KB

These cheap noise-cancelling headphones could make the perfect gift

This excellent headphones deal is worth snapping up, with Amazon reducing the Sennheiser HD 450BT to just £99. 2021-12-14 10:19 1KB

Intel set to spend $7 billion on new chip facility in Malaysia

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority states in a media invitation that Intel will invest 30 billion ringgit on the facility in the island state of Penang. The. 2021-12-14 12:45 2KB

Multibillion-dollar quantum opportunities if error rate recedes

Management consultant, McKinsey, discusses a potential $700 billion opportunity in the pharma, finance, automotive and chemicals sectors 2021-12-14 10:15 4KB

AC Valhalla Update 1.4.1 Being Deployed; Adds Support for Crossover Stories, New Combat/Stealth/Exploration Options and More

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update 1.4.1 is currently being rolled out to all platforms, and we’ve got the full release notes. 2021-12-14 10:14 1KB

Top 5 Best DeFi Tokens and Best Platforms to Invest in 2022

Let us discuss it more to know what actually is DeFi, what are Defi tokens and their uses, and the top 5 best DeFi tokens to watch in 2022. 2021-12-14 10:14 6KB

Oaklynn Koon: 2-Month-Old Girl Is Youngest Victim of Kentucky Tornadoes after Suffering Head Injuries and Stroke

Her parents had strapped her into her car seat in the bathroom and had put her brothers in the bathtub and covered themselves in pillows but still their house was blown away. 2021-12-14 10:08 4KB

tsmc: TSMC in talks with Germany about potential plant: Report

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest contract manufacturer for chips, is in early talks with the German government about potentially establishing a plant in the European country. 2021-12-14 10:06 1KB

Grab Acquires Jaya Grocer Two Weeks After Nasdaq Listing

Grab started trading on Nasdaq earlier this month. Now it is acquiring premium groceries chain Jaya Grocer for an undisclosed amount. 2021-12-14 10:03 1KB

KitGuru Advent Calendar 2021 Day 14 – Win a huge PC gaming bundle!

For day 14 on the KitGuru Advent Calendar 2021, we are teaming up with OCUK once again to give away TWO prize bundles! The first bundle includes a noblechairs EPIC TX series gaming chair, an Endgame Gear XM1 RGB gaming mouse and a Kolink Unity Nexus ARGB mid-tower case to jazz up your whole setup. Our second bundle includes the Nitro Concepts S300 Nebula Purple gaming chair and a D16E Electric Adjustable Gaming Desk! 2021-12-14 12:49 3KB

What is a digital twin? A real-time, virtual representation

Digital twins are real-time representations of objects, processes, and systems that can help organizations monitor operations, perform predictive maintenance, and improve processes. 2021-12-14 10:00 3KB

Cross-functional teams: The new IT imperative

Blending IT and business professionals in agile teams with autonomy over outcomes is fast becoming a key factor for digital success. 2021-12-14 10:00 2KB

Ötzi the Iceman: The famous frozen mummy

Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old man whose mummified remains have fascinated the public since his discovery in 1991. 2021-12-14 09:55 12KB

Jabra Elite 3 review: Best wireless earbuds under Rs 6000? Well, almost

At Rs 5999, Jabra Elite 3 comes with aptX support, a design that fits all and, most importantly, the true Jabra signature sound. So should you buy it? India Today Tech explores in the review. 2021-12-14 09:40 8KB

Vulnerable to climate change, New York constructs seawall

After major storms highlighted New York's weaknesses in the face of climate change, the city is erecting a $1.45-billion system of walls and floodgates to protect it from rising sea levels. 2021-12-14 09:40 4KB

Joint committee publishes report on improving Online Safety Bill

MPs and peers release report on Online Safety Bill following five-month inquiry into the draft legislation, and make a number of recommendations on how it can be improved to deal with harmful content and abuse on the internet. 2021-12-14 09:40 2KB

BAYC Partners With The Sandbox Maker for a New Blockchain NFT Game

Animoca Brands and Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) have announced a partnership to develop and publish a blockchain game utilizing BAYC’s hugely popular Bored Ape non-fungible tokens. 2021-12-14 09:38 3KB

Network update failure behind ambulance service outage

November incident led to delays in emergency service dispatches 2021-12-14 11:45 2KB

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets of watchOS revealed

The Apple Watch is a complex device but it offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore all its features. Here are our tips and tricks. 2021-12-14 09:30 32KB

Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after powerful undersea quake

Indonesia lifted a tsunami alert Tuesday following a magnitude 7.3 undersea earthquake that struck off Flores Island, triggering panic in a region prone to fatal quakes but apparently causing no major damage or casualties. 2021-12-14 09:29 3KB

Visually stunning tree of all known life unveiled online

OneZoom is a one-stop site for exploring all life on Earth, its evolutionary history, and how much of it is threatened with extinction. 2021-12-14 09:17 5KB

Forspoken on PS5 Runs in 4K@30FPS in Graphics Mode & 1440p@60FPS in Performance Mode; Also Gets Ray Tracing Mode Alongside DualSense Features

Forspoken developer Luminous Productions has provided additional details about Forspoken on PS5, including resolution and framerate. 2021-12-14 09:10 2KB

Airtel Work From Home Data Plans: 7 Best Recharge Plans That Offer Up to 3GB Daily Data, 84 Days Validity

If you are having trouble choosing the right Airtel prepaid plan, you are in the right place. We will discuss the top five Airtel data plans for work-from-home, which offer up to 3GB of daily data and up to 84 days of validity. 2021-12-14 09:05 5KB

Second Realme UI 3.0 Beta brings fixes for Realme X7 Max

It's been a few days since Realme initiated the Realme UI 3.0 beta program for the Realme X7 Max. As with every beta build, the package was a lot buggy. 2021-12-14 09:03 1KB

11 best graphing calculator apps and emulators for Android

Graphing calculators are useful for students and academics alike. Check out the best graphing calculator apps and emulators for Android. 2021-12-14 09:00 5KB

A Quiet Place horror game: What we can expect (part-II)

In Part-I of our visual story on A Quiet Place game (possible film spoilers ahead) , we talked about the possible backstories of the characters and the origins of the blind aliens being revealed in the game. Now, in part-II we will shift our focus to the weapons that would be the most suitable for use against the blind aliens and also how the aliens were thought of for the film. 2021-12-14 08:58 1KB

Surfing the spin wave: New method to measure spin waves brings us one step closer to spin superfluidity

Spin waves, a change in electron spin that propagates through a material, could fundamentally change how devices store and carry information. These waves, also known as magnons, don't scatter or couple with other particles. Under the right conditions, they can even act like a superfluid, moving through a material with zero energy loss. 2021-12-14 08:53 4KB

16-country study shows how news shapes governments' humanitarian aid

A new study shows that media coverage of crises can increase governments' allocation of emergency humanitarian aid—whether or not the crisis merits it. 2021-12-14 08:52 3KB

US Space Force Holds War Game to Test Satellite Network Under Attack

The United States is testing satellite resiliency to threats from China and Russia miles above the Earth's surface, just weeks after Russia shot down an aging communications satellite. 2021-12-14 08:46 2KB

Hackers Steal $140 Million Worth of Crypto Assets From Vulcan Forged Game

Vulcan Forged gaming ecosystem allows users to earn and store crypto assets from its game offerings. The servers of this ecosystem were breached by hackers, leading to the loss of users' stored crypto assets worth a total of $140 million (roughly Rs. 1,062 crore). 2021-12-14 08:35 3KB

European Space Agency Explains How Hubble Takes Stunning Images of Galaxies

European Space Agency recently shared an astonishing photo on their Instagram of a spiral galaxy named NCG 7329. It also explained how the Hubble Space Telescope manages to click such stunning images. 2021-12-14 08:32 3KB

What the PM Modi Twitter breach tells us about hackers

Last weekend some smart alecks managed to breach the defenses of one of the most ubiquitous media platforms, access the mouthpiece of the leader of … 2021-12-14 08:31 4KB

Jio 4G Data Plans 2021: Best Jio Data Booster Packs that Offer Up to 84GB Data, Free Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile Subscription

Five years since the arrival of Jio, India continues to remain the country with possibly the lowest mobile data tariffs on the planet. This, in spite of the fact that telecom companies have in recent months, hiked their data and voice tariff by as much as 40 per cent. With the company still going strong and introducing new Jio recharge offers, we thought now would be a good time to take one more look at some of the best Jio […] 2021-12-14 08:30 4KB

Who are. Logan Jack Pringle and Preston Robert Hinebaugh? Pennsylvania Teens Caught Planning "School Shooting"; Weapons Seized

Pringle was previously barred from school after an alleged prior threat "to shoot up" the high school. 2021-12-14 08:08 3KB

PUBG: Battlegrounds Introduces New Anti-Cheat Solution Zakynthos to Combat the Ever Growing Cheater Problem

PUBG: Battlegrounds have detailed their anti-cheat measures in a new dev letter and provided in-depth stats for the year 2021. 2021-12-14 08:07 2KB

Things To Keep In Mind When Shopping With Buy Now, Pay Later Services

The buy now, pay later (BNPL) concept is nothing new. The idea behind this is simple enough: the consumer is allowed to own a new product, so long as they honour to pay for it accordingly by instalment. And thanks to the rise of online shopping as of late, this approach has become a common option offered to consumers before they proceed with their purchases. 2021-12-14 08:07 5KB

Where are Kaileigh Catalano and Vincent Abolafia? Long Island Teenage Couple Goes Missing

. Kaileigh Catalano and her boyfriend Vincent Abolafia, both 15, were dropped off at the train station by one of their friends. 2021-12-14 08:06 3KB

Mixed bag for Ocado as labour shortage hurts retail arm but group wins patent victory

The online grocer says it is looking forward to its "best ever" Christmas despite a series of challenges facing the business including labour shortages and disruption caused by its latest warehouse fire. 2021-12-14 07:57 3KB

Bank of England warns on crypto-currency risks

Deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe says assets such as Bitcoin could affect the whole financial system. 2021-12-14 07:53 4KB

Mississippi Woman Livestreams Sex with Husband on Facebook Live as Her Own Dad and Friends Tune In

The couple were totally unaware that their private moments were being captured on camera and realized it only after a friend saw what was happening and alerted her. 2021-12-14 07:46 4KB

GOG Winter Sale Includes Four Games Being Given Away

GOG has kickstarted its Winter sale. In addition to the usual massive discounts, CD Projekt is also giving away four games for the duration of the sale. 2021-12-14 07:40 1KB

Rainbow Six Siege Snow Brawl Event Announced Along with New Anti-Cheat Measures

Rainbow Six Siege's newest event is an International Snowball Fight called Snow Brawl, and Ubisoft details their new anti-cheat measures. 2021-12-14 07:21 3KB

Party Degenerates - The NFT project forging a decentralised, cultural collective

At Party Degenerates, we aspire to build a multiverse that connects the visual art and music communities, while bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds 2021-12-14 07:20 4KB

Rocket scientists and brain surgeons are no smarter than the rest of us, study finds

A new study suggests aerospace engineers and brain surgeons are not necessarily brighter than the general population - and a career in either field is within anyone's reach if they apply themselves. 2021-12-14 07:19 3KB

Grofers Renames Itself Blinkit With Eye on Faster Deliveries

Grofers rebranded itself Blinkit as its CEO promised to speed up deliveries of everything from groceries to electronics in a burgeoning market dominated by Flipkart and Amazon. 2021-12-14 07:17 2KB

Cryptocurrencies Outlook: 2022

We predict the US will adopt cryptocurrencies in 2022, with adequate regulation and associated favourable price implications, owing to China's prohibition 2021-12-14 07:17 5KB

MSI Rolls Out AMD AGESA BETA BIOS Update For X570 & B550 Motherboards

MSI has started rolling out the first X570 & B550 motherboard BIOS based on the latest AMD AGESA BETA Firmware. 2021-12-14 07:14 2KB

Security Think Tank: We are failing to get the cyber message across to users

Security learning is a career-long process, so as 2021 draws to a close, participants in the Computer Weekly Security Think Tank sum up the most important cyber lessons they’ve taken away from the past 12 months. 2021-12-14 07:00 3KB

You can turn Maruti Ignis into an electric car, here’s how

Pune based Northway Motors has launched Maruti Ignis Electric conversion kit, available at a starting price of Rs 12.5 lakh. 2021-12-14 06:58 2KB

Privacy is a shared responsibility

World Economic Forum stated during the investment process, investors look at the quality of earnings and revenue. Why aren't investors looking at the quality of security of the company and its product 2021-12-14 06:52 5KB

Zoho Vault password manager review

Fine-grained control of your company’s passwords 2021-12-14 06:37 6KB

Kenyan Man Stung to Death After Swarm of Bees Invade Vehicle in Freak Attack

The man, a revenue officer, was travelling with his colleagues in Mombasa, Kenya, when the bees entered his vehicle and attacked him. 2021-12-14 06:32 2KB

Lords urge regulators to evolve as digital change accelerates

Regulators, government and Parliament must evolve their approaches to digital regulation to handle emerging challenges deriving from the advances in technologies, according to a report. … 2021-12-14 06:30 4KB

Fable Creator Peter Molyneux Launches a Blockchain Business Sim With NFTs

Peter Molyneux and his studio 22cans are working on a new video game named Legacy, which is scheduled to launch sometime in 2022 and will be the "first-ever Blockchain Business Sim" game. 2021-12-14 06:21 3KB

"He's Got To Condemn This S**t ASAP": Trump Jr. Had Begged Donald to Stop January 6 Riot

The requests were made through text messages, one of which quoted Trump Jr. as saying "He's got to condemn this s**t ASAP". 2021-12-14 06:11 2KB

Government must go further after agreeing to pay compensation for wrongly convicted subpostmasters

The government has agreed to pay compensation to former subpostmasters wrongly convicted in the Post Office Horizon IT scandal, but continues to refuse to pay a significant group of victims. 2021-12-14 06:10 5KB

George Floyd Killing: Derek Chauvin To Change Plea In Civil Rights Case

The federal docket entry shows a hearing has been scheduled for Chauvin to change his current not guilty plea in the case, an indication Chauvin would change his plea to guilty. 2021-12-14 06:03 2KB

Yes 5G Services Are Coming To Prepaid and Postpaid Customers: Starts At RM30 Per Month

5G is coming to both Yes Prepaid and Postpaid customers. 2021-12-14 05:55 2KB

Linux 5.16 likely to add extra release candidate

Penguinistas will get all the holiday fun of an extra release candidate instead 2021-12-14 08:38 2KB

IT priorities 2022: Ransomware and cloud drive storage and backup

The pandemic and the move to the cloud has driven cloud storage as a key priority. 2021-12-14 05:45 4KB

Honor X30 Live Photos, Colour Variants Leaked Ahead of Launch: Expected to Feature Snapdragon 695, 90Hz LCD Display

Honor X30 launches in China on December 16. Ahead of the official launch, the device’s live images revealing the front and back have leaked. 2021-12-14 05:43 2KB

How Did Jimmy Rave Die? Ex-Pro Wrestler Battling Drug Addiction Dies after Triple Amputation and Struggle to Pay Medical Bills

News of Rave's death comes less than two months after he confirmed that both his legs have been amputated after he contracted MRSA. 2021-12-14 05:40 4KB

All the Spider-Man movies ranked, from Into the Spider-Verse to Spider-Man 3

Since  Spider-Man: No Way Home seems deadset keen on bringing everyone back into the fray with all of its multiverse stuff, now is a … 2021-12-14 05:39 1KB

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus review

A fast and ultra-lightweight antivirus for the PC, Mac and more. 2021-12-14 05:27 9KB

Xiaomi Watch S1 is the next smartwatch from the company, may launch early next year

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi seems to be gearing up to launch its new smartwatch, the Xiaomi Watch S1 in the Asian and global markets. 2021-12-14 05:25 2KB

Bill in Georgia Demands Elimination of Ballot Drop Boxes Ahead of 2022 Polls

The southern state became a flashpoint of election conspiracy theories after President Joe Biden's upset victory over Trump last November. 2021-12-14 04:59 3KB

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In this week’s Computer Weekly, as the government publishes the Online Safety Bill, we look at what the laws mean for internet services. A ransomware victim shares the insider story of the trauma of losing their corporate IT systems. And we ask, what happens when quantum computers get too powerful to verify their output? Read the issue now. 2021-12-14 04:56 997Bytes

Florida Substitute Teacher Arrested for Having Sex with Student After Video Footage of them was Shared on Social Media

The teacher admitted to having sex with the student on four separate occasions - twice at his house, and twice at hers. 2021-12-14 04:55 3KB

Google-funded ocean drones are now mining carbon data from Gulf Stream

A group of ocean drones, funded in part by a $1 million grant from, have been deployed from Rhode Island’s Newport to build the largest-ever set of wintertime weather and carbon data in the Gulf Stream. 2021-12-14 04:46 3KB

Best keyboard for 2021

Whether you need additional keyboards for remote work or school, your current keyboard has seen better days or you simply want a better typing experience … 2021-12-14 04:45 1KB

Copyright Act Amendment Carries Up To RM200,000 Fine For Streaming-Related Offences

KPDNHEP has introduced an amendment to the Copyright Act 1987 that will introduce punishments for offences related to streaming technology. 2021-12-14 04:22 1KB

President Biden orders transformation of Federal CX

Washington discovers UX psychology, A/B tests, and single sign-on 2021-12-14 06:38 2KB

[Update: System Optimization] Asus ZenFone 7 & 7 Pro Updates Tracker

Asus ZenFone 7 & 7 Pro are continuously receiving regular security patches and other major updates. Here's the complete list of updates. 2021-12-14 03:45 1KB

AirPods 3 review: Refined evolution comes at a price; battery makes up for missing ANC

AirPods 3 can be a surprising package. Despite its premium pricing, which is so close to the AirPods Pro, it has its own moments under the sun. Read our review to find out if it's worth spending Rs 18,500. 2021-12-14 03:10 10KB

Mirror vs. Tonal vs. Tempo vs. Echelon: The best smart fitness mirror

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the fittest of them all? I'm talking about a name that's become synonymous with fitness technology  --  … 2021-12-14 03:05 4KB

Heroes Of Newerth Comes To An End On 20 June 2022

Heroes of Newerth has been living in the MOBA shadows of Dota 2 and LoL for the longest time. And it is finally calling it quits, ending service in June. 2021-12-14 02:54 2KB

Facebook brings new tools for moderation, live chat support for creators

Facebook has been courting the content creator communities for years now, bringing tools and features that can help them create more content for the platform and reach a wide audience on their various services. But along with features, it’s also important that they come up with tools to help them in terms of moderation, protection, […] 2021-12-14 02:44 2KB


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Oppo Air Glass, MariSilicon X NPU, and everything announced at Oppo Inno Day 2021

Oppo is credited for several smartphone innovations, especially in the camera and fast-charging departments, and the list keeps growing each year. Earlier today, the company hosted the first day of the two-day Oppo Inno Day 2021 event, where it showcased its custom “MariSilicon X” neural processing unit (NPU) and teased two flagship phones launching next year, including the foldable Find N and the 2022 Find X. It also launched its monocle-style smart glass, the Oppo Air Glass, for augmented reality (AR) applications. The MariSilicon X NPU is set to debut on the Oppo Find X 2022, while the Air Glass will go on sale in China in the first quarter of next year. The prices are yet to be revealed, but Oppo has shared many details about the products to help set our expectations. Here is everything that was announced at day one of the Oppo Inno Day 2021 event. The monocle-style Oppo Air Glass is the first commercial smart glass from the company. Emphasizing “commercial” is pertinent here because the company has been exhibiting its pairs of smart glasses for the last two years of its INNO Day events but both of these have only been available for developers to build AR applications. True to its name, the Air Glass features a burdenless design and weighs just 30 grams. It features a detachable arm that attaches magnetically to the frame, and this design should allow users to add prescription lenses. Oppo currently offers half-frame and a full-frame options, but you won’t be able to wear it over just any pair of glasses, although we might see the company bring out more designs in the future. Air Glass uses see-through sapphire crystal glass with an array of microLEDs in the display. It claims the tiny display can get as bright as 3 million nits and, therefore, should be useful for outdoor viewing. The Oppo Air Glass features an in-house micro projector that can be used to project an image to an external surface. It uses a five-piece lens unit housed inside a metal tube for better heat dissipation. The smart glass runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform, which is seen on several Wear OS smartwatches. The chipset also brings connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS to the smart glass, while the detachable arm features a speaker and a microphone. The user interface can be controlled using the touch bar on the side and also supports gestures like nodding or shaking the head for view and clear notifications. Besides touch and head movements, users can also control the contents on the Air Glass using hand gestures or with their voice. The Oppo Air Glass is meant to be an extension to the smartphone, but it will be limited to Oppo phones running ColorOS 11 and above. It can also be used along with the OPPO Watch 2, which can be controlled with just hand gestures. Besides support for notifications, weather updates, and turn-by-turn navigation, the Oppo Air Glass can also be used for real-time translation. It can automatically detect the language spoken by another person and display a translated version like a teleprompter. At present, it supports Chinese-English translations and Oppo will add support for Japanese and Korean soon. Oppo has announced that the Air Glass will only be available for users in China in black and white color options. The price of the product has yet to be announced. The company is also optimistic about offering AR-based shopping experiences in China in partnership with Chinese e-commerce platform JD and video content experiences with iQiYi, a Chinese streaming service. Oppo also announced a custom neural processing unit (NPU) at the Inno Day 2021 event. The MariSilicon X combines an NPU with an image signal processor (ISP) and a memory subsystem. It is based on a 6nm process node and is specially designed for class-leading camera performance and features on flagship Oppo smartphones. The applications of the new NPU, as touted by Oppo, include HDR 4K recording, real-time A. I. -based processing in RAW, improved noise reduction, 4K Night Video mode, and an RGBW Pro Mode for Oppo’s RGBW (Red Green Blue White) sensor. Oppo claims the ISP on the new NPU can record 4K video with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and 20-bit throughput, resulting in a 120dB dynamic range, which translates to higher contrast between the bright and dark areas on images and videos. Oppo has labeled this “Ultra HDR” and defines it as having four times greater dynamic range as compared to Qualcomm’s Spectra ISP on the Oppo Find X3 Pro. The real-time RAW processing is also facilitated by the ISP on the MariSilicon X NPU. Oppo says the new NPU can apply HDR directly into multiple frames in a video being recorded directly in RAW. This implies that users will be able to record lossless 4K HDR videos directly from flagship Oppo phones launching next year. The advanced ISP also allows for A. I. -based enhancements, especially noise reduction features, to be added to high-resolution images and 4K videos in real time. Oppo claims the NPU will help capture 30% more details as compared to a standard image pipeline on Android devices. The support for high contrast ratio on MariSilicon X NPU allows for sharper and brighter photos and videos. Ultra HDR and better colors also allow each frame in the video to look as clear as an image and enable better captureof exposure during nighttime. The new NPU will enable 4K HDR Night Video on Oppo phones released starting in th spring, with the objective of cpaturing details on par with human vision. The MariSilicon X NPU also extends support for Oppo’s RGBW sensor, which captures two images — one using an RGB grid and another using a grid of only white-colored pixels to map exposure correctly — simultaneously and then superimposes them for more precise exposure and accurate colors. Oppo says the RGBW captures 70% more texture on images than a regular RGB sensor, and this improvement allows for better pictures. Since the signals from the RGBW sensor can’t be read using regular systems on a chip, the technology is expected to be pretty much limited to Oppo phones for now, but OnePlus’ lineup can be expected to reap the benefits following its merger with Oppo earlier this year. Lastly, the MariSilicon NPU is designed to circumvent any memory-related bottlenecks by using a multitiered memory architecture. By integrating the memory subsystem and the ISP into the NPU, Oppo aims to utilize the full potential of these processors without any restrictions due to the memory. by minimizing latency in transmitting data to and from the ISP, the integrated memory reduces the power consumption of the chip. The first phone to feature the MariSilicon X NPU will be the Oppo Find X 2022 Edition, which will be launched in the first quarter of 2022. While this NPU is certainly the starting point, it remains to be seen if Oppo joins other brands in launching an entire mobile chipset tailor-made for Oppo phones. Even though Oppo didn’t talk much about the previously teased retractable camera system during day 1 of the event, its official website does share more information about the utility of this moving camera. As expected, the retractable camera from Oppo will be used for zooming into objects. The system is designed to offer 2X optical zoom, with an equivalent focal length of 50mm. The biggest advantage of this feature is that it will allow the primary camera to be used for 1x and 2x shots, thereby eliminating any compromises in terms of the picture quality in the telephoto mode. Oppo says the retractable camera system will be paired to a Sony IMX 766 sensor, allowing for equally good photographs and portrait shots with natural bokeh. The retractable camera system is expected to be featured on the Oppo Find X 2022, along with the MariSilicon NPU. On the second day of the Oppo Inno Day 2021 event, the company is likely to share more details about its upcoming Oppo Find N foldable smartphone, which is set to rival the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Based on previous leaks and rumors, the foldable smartphone from Oppo is expected to feature a smaller display compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but with a more flush outer display, and the same power, owing to its Snapdragon 888 chipset. Stay tuned for our coverage of the Day 2 of Oppo Inno Day 2021!
OPPO Air Glass delivers alternative to AR with ‘assisted reality’
Oppo takes a note from Google Pixel to improve photos and AI w/ 'MariSilicon X' chip
OPPO Unveils Air Glass; Its First AR-Powered Eyepiece
Oppo Unveils MariSilicon X, a Self-Developed Chip for Phones
Oppo joins the smart glasses party with its Air Glass assisted reality wearable
Oppo's Air Glass offer a glimpse into a smart glasses future
Oppo Inno Day 2021: MariSilicon X NPU with 6nm Process Node, RGBW Pro Mode Launched, to Debut with Find X Series in 2022
OPPO Intros Air Glass, Its aR (Assisted Reality) Device
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Inno Day 2021: Oppo unveils MariSilicon X chip, Air Glass with assisted reality and more
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Apple finally makes it harder to stalk Android users with its new Tracker Detect app

Apple has announced and released a new AirTags tracker app for Android called Tracker Detect. This has been done to resolve one of the privacy issues inadvertently introduced with AirTags earlier this year — the ability to track someone without their knowledge. Once it was installed and a scan was initiated, the app was able to highlight unknown AirTag trackers nearby, essentially revealing the location of strangers and opening the door for planting an AirTag on someone without their knowledge to keep tabs on them. AirTags were released earlier in the year as a rival to Tile and other Bluetooth trackers. They leveraged Apple’s Find My network to help users track lost items by communicating with a combination of Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband. Unlike Tile trackers, they could also be used to geolocate lost items. However, AirTags also came with an unintended consequence: They could allow people to be tracked without their knowledge by simply tagging their clothes or personal property. Apple users would be protected against it as an iPhone running iOS 15 would be able to detect that an unknown AirTag was found moving with you, but that was not an option for Android devices. “AirTag provides industry-leading privacy and security features, and today we are extending new capabilities to Android devices,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement to CNET when commenting on the recent release. “Tracker Detect gives Android users the ability to scan for an AirTag or supported Find My-enabled item trackers that might be traveling with them without their knowledge. We are raising the bar on privacy for our users and the industry, and hope others will follow.” Apple’s statement does strike us as a bit overgenerous. That someone could plant an AirTag on an Android device owner’s property without them being aware should have been a foreseeable outcome. To its credit, the company did update AirTags so that they would audibly notify you if they were on your person for over eight hours later than its initial three-day requirement. Raising the bar on privacy would have led to them launching the app and the AirTags simultaneously, rather than months later. The app also doesn’t passively scan for AirTags as iPhones do, making it more of a Band-Aid than a viable solution. Alongside the Apple Tracker, Apple also unveiled iOS 15.2, complete with a new Privacy Dashboard, safety features for the Messages app, and bug fixes for iPhone 13 owners.
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netflix: Netflix slashes subscription prices in India: Here are all the new prices

on Tuesday said it is slashing its monthly subscription rates by up to 60 per cent in India, as it looks to woo viewers amid growing competition in the space in the country. Under the new rates that roll out from Tuesday, Netflix's Mobile will now be available at Rs 149 a month (from Rs 199 earlier), while the Basic plan will be priced at Rs 199 a month, instead of Rs 499. The Standard plan will be charged at Rs 499 per month, while will be available at Rs 649 a month. These plans were earlier charged at Rs 649 and Rs 799, respectively. "We are dropping our prices and it's across the board, across our plans. This will include all our service - local and global. The biggest drop of 60 per cent is in the Basic plan, because we want the audiences to watch Netflix on a bigger screen or on any device, so that has gone down from Rs 499 to Rs 199", Netflix Vice President - Content (India) Monika Shergill told PTI. She added that the price drop is matched with a power-packed slate that the company is launching. Netflix has been a premium offering since its launch in India in 2016, with subscription plans starting from about Rs 500. Since then, the company has tweaked pricing as well as introduced a mobile-only plan in the country. "We have had great momentum since the time we came here (India), particularly over the last two years. When we came in, we were more of a service that brought global content. "But in the last two-three years that has been changing dramatically and we are expanding our slate. The whole focus is on reaching our larger set of audiences out there, it's a very organic expansion strategy to go out there", she said. She added that the pricing will appeal to everyone across the board, including new users joining the platform. While Netflix plays in the premium content streaming space, it competes with the likes of Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar and even YouTube, along with other local players in the Indian market. The competition in the video-on-demand space has intensified as data tariffs have come down drastically in the country. Content consumption has grown manifold in the last few years, especially amid the pandemic. OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Hotstar, and Zee5 have seen significant growth in user numbers. Smaller players like Hungama and ALTBalaji are also actively expanding their library with original programming to tap into the Indian market. Amazon had recently announced that it will increase the price of the annual membership of its Prime programme (which includes content as well as other benefits) in India by 50 per cent to Rs 1,499. Monthly and quarterly fees are also being hiked. Disney+Hotstar is available for Rs 899 a year onwards.
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Netflix’s India Plans Refreshed, Now Start at Rs. 149 per Month
Netflix subscription plans get cheaper in India, mobile plan now starts at Rs 149
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iPhone 14 rumors: Release date, price, 48-megapixel camera and more

Apple's iPhone 13 was released earlier this year, and although the iPhone 14 isn't quite "just around the corner", we've already started collecting all the latest rumors about Apple's 2022 flagship smartphone. The iPhone 14 was trending on Twitter even before the iPhone 13 was announced, but there's still much we haven't heard yet about the new iPhone's release date, price, design changes and new features. We'll be sure to add to this roundup as the rumor mill continues to heat up, so you might want to make a bookmark. The biggest rumors so far include a new design with a notchless display ( yeah, we've heard that one before), a hole-punch front camera, under-display Touch ID, a more durable titanium alloy body, the elimination of the chunky rear camera bump, a shakeup of the four-phone lineup with new screen sizes and the death of the iPhone Mini. It's said the iPhone 14 could also be equipped with Wi-Fi 6E, and the Pro models may even come with a 48-megapixel camera. Meanwhile, Apple's latest flagship phone lineup, which includes the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini and iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, is on sale now. While we wait for more intel on the iPhone 14, here's our comparison of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, and the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11. Plus, here's how the iPhone 13 stacks up to Apple's last five years' worth of iPhones. We'll update this story as new information becomes available. Read more: iPhone 13 vs. 13 Mini vs. Pro vs. Pro Max Read more: iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12 For reference, here's how much each version of the iPhone 13 lineup cost at launch. Read more: Is buying an iPhone 13 worth it? Let's compare the last five years of Apple's iPhones Stay tuned for more iPhone 14 news as it comes out, and in the meantime, check out CNET's reviews of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, and iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Plus, here's how all four iPhone 13 models compare, how the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 differ, whether it still makes sense to buy an iPhone 12, an iPhone 11 or an iPhone SE, and how all of Apple's iPhones from the past five years stack up. And here's everything we know about the rumored iPhone SE 3 and everything else Apple still owes us.
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Apple iPhone 14 Pro variants to sport 48MP camera, 8GB RAM: Report

Tech giant Apple is likely to launch its upcoming iPhone 14 Pro variants with 48MP camera and 8GB RAM, media reports say. In a research note, obtained by MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu said the two Pro models will be equipped with a triple-lens rear camera system with an upgraded 48MP Wide lens and 12MP Ultra Wide and Telephoto lenses. "This lines up with information shared by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who in April claimed that the 48MP lens will support 8K video recording", reports MacRumors. Pu also expects the iPhone 14 Pro models to be equipped with 8GB RAM, up from 6GB for the iPhone 13 Pro models. Pu also said the standard iPhone 14 models will start with 64GB storage, despite the iPhone 13 lineup starting at 128GB storage, the report said. Back in September, display industry analyst Ross Young said the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models will stick with 60Hz displays, it added. Apple is reportedly planning to release four iPhone 14 models in September 2022, including a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. --IANS vc/vd
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iPhone 14 Pro may come with a 48-megapixel camera, 8GB of RAM
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iPhone 14 Pro Models Rumored to Feature 48-Megapixel Camera and 8GB of RAM
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Google’s Android 12 Go Edition will make budget phones faster in 2022

Whether you like them or not, there is no getting around the fact that affordable, cheap Android smartphones are here to stay and will probably remain the most common devices on the market. Because these phones sell for really affordable prices, the sheer volume this segment represents is simply too hard to ignore. So hard, in fact, that Google, in 2017, started the Android Go project, which led to the creation of a special, toned-down version of Android bearing the same name. Earlier today, Google announced major updates to the upcoming version of Android Go based on Android 12. This version — unsurprisingly called Android 12 Go Edition — will roll out to millions of affordable smartphone owners in 2022. According to Google, optimizations to Android 12 Go Edition will reduce app-opening times by up to 30%. Given that app-opening times are really slow on low-end phones, a 30% reduction will make a tangible difference to the everyday Android Go user. Affordable smartphones typically have large battery capacities, and battery life is not generally a pain point on these devices. However, Google isn’t content with the existing battery management system on Android Go phones and has put special emphasis on battery-saving techniques to squeeze even more battery life from affordable devices running Android 12 Go Edition. Some features that have been around for a long time on the mainstream Android platform will also finally make their way to Android 12 Go Edition. These include a privacy dashboard and the ability to create multiple profiles on the same phone. Another feature that will make its way to Android Go is a much simpler way of app sharing. Instead of using data to download an app from the Play Store, this method will allow users to share apps with nearby devices by using Google’s Nearby Share feature. Work is also underway on a translate function that is somewhat similar to the implementation we saw on the JioPhone Next. Google says we should expect these Android 12 Go Edition updates to reach affordable smartphones sometime next year.
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ASUS launches ProArt StudioBook 16 for creators along with new VivoBook Pro models: Check specs

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A Samsung 25W wireless charger exists. Fast charging on the way for Galaxy S22?

Wireless charging is a cool perk. It’s usually slower than wired charging, but not needing to fumble with a cable sure is nice. Some companies, though, are making wireless charging faster, such as OnePlus, which offers 50W speeds with the OnePlus 9 Pro (combined with its proprietary charging stand). It looks like an upcoming Samsung wireless charger could finally up that company’s game (via MySmartPrice). So far, no Samsung phone is capable of charging wirelessly faster than 15W. Now, though, a new charger just passed through the FCC that’s capable of 25W speeds. See also: Everything you need to know about wireless charging While there’s no guarantee this product will hit store shelves, it’s very likely this charger will come out in the next month or two. Wouldn’t you know it, but we expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in the next month. Could this mean the Galaxy S22 series would support 25W wireless charging? Considering that even Google offers fast wireless charging now with the Pixel 6 series, it’s inevitable that Samsung will catch up to the competition. Whether or not this particular Samsung wireless charger is the one is up in the air, but fast wireless charging on Samsung phones is an inevitability. The question becomes, then, which of the Galaxy S22 devices would see these speeds? Our money is on the Galaxy S22 Ultra (or Galaxy S22 Note, depending on which rumor you believe). 25W wireless charging would be a premium perk, so it would make sense for it to only appear on the top-end Galaxy S22 model.
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U.K. agency says Apple and Google are stifling user choice in their app stores

Apple and Google’s mobile platforms have faced a maelstrom of criticism regarding their respective app store and operating system rules, and the U.K.’s Competition and Market Authorit y (CMA) is adding to that cacophony of voices. After the result of a probe this year, the CMA concluded that the mobile duopoly is leading to “less competition and meaningful choice” for customers. The CMA highlighted a few incidents of concern. Apple famously not allowing Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming app into the App Store merited a mention, as did Google’s deals with smartphone makers to include Chrome and other Google apps in exchange for access to the Google Play Store and Google Play Services. “Apple and Google have developed a vise-like grip over how we use mobile phones, and we’re concerned that it’s causing millions of people across the U.K. to lose out,” Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the CMA, said, “Most people know that Apple and Google are the main players when it comes to choosing a phone. But it can be easy to forget that they set all the rules, too – from determining which apps are available on their app stores to making it difficult for us to switch to alternative browsers on our phones. This control can limit innovation and choice, and lead to higher prices — none of which is good news for users.” The mobile duopoly is an interesting, self-perpetuating cycle. Developers can’t choose to launch on hypothetical operating systems that aren’t iOS or Android if they hope to reach mass appeal, and those hypothetical operating systems can’t keep up if they only — at best — match what iOS and Android currently offer. It happened in the past with phone makers trying out Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10, and other smaller operating systems. Even now, Huawei is doing its best to go it alone with HarmonyOS and an alternate App Store, but the company has found its sales shrinking regardless. In its report, the CMA highlights a few potential fixes regarding sideloading and changing default apps, though it’s worth noting that both are painless affairs on Android at this time. The CMA also says that Apple and Google should allow users to change defaults like browsers, as well as allow alternate payment systems. A more robust measure would involve labeling Apple and Google as meeting a proposed “Strategic Market Status,” a move that would make them subject to a code of conduct that would prevent them from acting in an anticompetitive manner via the force of law. “We want the U.K. to remain a place where all tech firms can thrive, and this study underlines the importance of ensuring mobile app stores are fair and competitive,” said Chris Philp, the U.K. government’s tech and digital economy minister, as quoted by the Guardian. “Our new pro-competition regime will level the playing field between tech giants and smaller businesses and prevent abuses that could curtail growth and innovation. We are grateful for the CMA’s work to date and look forward to the final recommendations.” Even as Apple and Google have faced down lawsuits from Epic Games and are embroiled in regulatory brawls spanning from South Korea to the U.S., it is worth noting that mobile commentators have encouraged the integration and standardization being criticized here, especially when it comes to Android. Once a confusing Wild West with Google letting phone makers install all sorts of competing apps and services that led to a compromised end-user experience, the more or less standardized Android experience is a cleaner and user-friendly one. Even things like encouraging and adopting a centralized payments system (though it benefited Apple and Google) also provided value to the customer by making it safer to make and manage mobile purchases and subscriptions. To be clear, allowing for things like alternate app stores and sideloading is good for competition, but much of the criticism levied at the current mobile ecosystems strays into labeling their current approaches as intrinsically bad rather than necessary at the time. Much like with failed interventions aimed at getting people to forgo using browsers or search engines in the name of encouraging competition, it’s not exactly clear what success would look like if users don’t adopt competing services in notable numbers.
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Xbox PC Game Pass has a big problem — and it isn’t the name

I’m an Xbox Game Pass evangelist. I’ve been a subscriber for years, and I’ve recommended it to the point of annoyance to many of my console and PC gaming friends. Microsoft rebranded the PC version at The Game Awards. I’m still a fan, but the issues with PC Game Pass go far beyond the name. The Xbox app on Windows 11 and Windows 10 has consistently been an issue since PC Game Pass launched in 2019. And now that Microsoft wants the PC version to sit on the same level as the console one, it’s time to start addressing the problem. First, the background. Xbox Game Pass for PC is now PC Game Pass, which Microsoft revealed through a tongue-in-cheek trailer at The Game Awards. It’s about how everyone associates Game Pass with consoles and ignores the PC portion. That’s true. Game Pass is now synonymous with Xbox. Although Microsoft offers PC Game Pass alone, most people are getting it through a Game Pass Ultimate subscription (which includes the console and PC versions, as well as Xbox Live). I’ve had a few friends this year get into PC gaming, totally unaware that they could access hundreds of games for a few bucks each month. It’s enough of an issue, at least, that Microsoft decided to make a trailer about it for The Game Awards. I’ve used PC Game Pass since it launched, and I can tell you that the name isn’t — and never was — the problem. The problem with PC Game Pass is the Xbox app. I’ve used PC Game Pass since it launched two years ago, and the Xbox app has always been the most consistent pain point. It’s prone to bugs, horribly disorganized, and missing essential features that make platforms like Steam tick. Disorganization is the silent killer. The filters thatsearch through Game Pass’ massive library don’t work. I like to switch between my Xbox and my PC, so I’ve grown attached to Xbox’s Play Anywhere games (which let you transfer progress between the two systems). Only a fraction of the Play Anywhere games show up with the filter, even though a good chunk of the library supports Play Anywhere. Microsoft uses tags to note the capabilities of each game, but they don’t filter those games in the results. A lot of the tags don’t make sense, either. For example, you can filter by “60fps+” capabilities, but you’ll only find five games. Why is this a filter on a PC? And more importantly, why does it only include five games? These issues are just a small sample of the larger quality of life problems plaguing the Xbox app. You can’t see your playtime or organize your installed games into groups. And you can’t move your installation folder or see what the latest patches are for your games. The tagging system would help on the quality of life front, but not when half of the library is mismarked (including some first-party Microsoft titles!) The bugs and updates are what kill the Xbox app for me, though. Here’s a small sampling of the bugs I’ve encountered across versions: Bugs happen, and I was always able to solve the problems above by quitting and reopening the app. But they’re too persistent not to address, especially considering that you have to download an update every time Microsoft announces a new batch of titles (which, yes, is another big problem with the Xbox app). Call PC Game Pass whatever you want — I don’t care. But Microsoft can’t act like the name is the problem here. PC Game Pass is an excellent service, offering just as good of a value as its console counterpart. Maybe Microsoft would see higher adoption if the Xbox app was a destination like Steam, not another half-baked PC gaming app that locks games behind software that players begrudgingly use. PC gamers have plenty of those. I don’t want to disparage Microsoft. Over the past two years, I’ve seen PC Game Pass grow from an extra perk on Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions to a platform worthy of its own subscription. It’s fantastic, and I want to see Microsoft continue building on what it’s already doing right. Most games used to only come to the console version, but now it’s rare to find a Game Pass title that isn’t on PC as well. EA Play is a great addition, too, allowing you to play a massive list of EA games on PC without a separate subscription (though without achievements, which is also the case with EA games on Steam). Microsoft has clearly focused on expanding Play Anywhere, too. Halo Infinite, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon are a few recent examples of games I’ve played across console and PC through Play Anywhere. This is a great program, and it demonstrates that Microsoft knows what enthusiasts with both a console and PC want. Issues with bugs, disorganization, and quality of life issues won’t go away tomorrow. And right now, some games are still exclusive to console, plus there’s a long list of titles that don’t support Play Anywhere. The difference is that Microsoft is constantly improving on the game front. For almost three years, I’ve seen the same bugs and issues time and again. I’m not asking Microsoft to fix the Xbox app tomorrow, just to put a foot forward to ship new features, fix long-standing issues, and make the app feel more like a destination for PC gaming. That would do more for the service than a rebrand.
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Tesla Will Soon Let You Buy Merch With Dogecoin

Tesla will soon accept Dogecoin—the internet's favorite memecoin —as payment for some items. Dogecoin's value skyrocketed in 2021. Coinbase pricing data puts the coin's value at less than a cent for most of its history, but it peaked at $0.74 in May, and it's worth about $0.18 at time of writing. That doesn't seem like much, yet Dogecoin still has a $24.1 billion market cap. Those price increases have allowed Dogecoin to go mainstream. Newegg announced in April that it would accept payment in Dogecoin, for example, and AMC said in November that it plans to support the memecoin as well. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is joining in: Musk hasn't said which Tesla products will be purchasable with Dogecoin. The company sells a variety of apparel (hoodies, tee-shirts, etc.), as well as miniature versions of its electric vehicles and more unique items such as the " Cyberwhistle " and the " Cyberquad " ATV for kids. The move is in keeping with Musk and Tesla's brand image. (See: the two "cyber" products mentioned above.) Musk has become a vocal proponent of cryptocurrency, and Tesla briefly accepted payment via Bitcoin earlier this year, though it later halted the practice, ostensibly over concerns about "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions." Dogecoin buyers seem to have responded favorably to Musk's announcement. Coinbase's price data shows that Dogecoin was trading for $0.16 at 5:25 a.m. ET. Musk tweeted at 5:34 a.m., and by 5:40 a.m., the price rose to $0.20, peaking at $0.23 at 6:55 a.m. before starting to dip. All of which is to say that it took eight years for one Dogecoin to be worth a single penny, but now a vague tweet about a company selling merch can lead to a seven-cent price bump in less than 90 minutes. Whether that makes the coin more or less of a meme is a matter of opinion.
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The Huawei P50 Pocket is the Galaxy Z Flip 3 rival you can’t buy

Huawei’s smartphone business may be in tatters, but the company still launches new phones periodically. Nearly a year after the Huawei Mate X2 arrived, the company is readying the launch of another foldable smartphone called the Huawei P50 Pocket. Huawei’s official Weibo account recently posted an invite for the launch of the P50 Pocket. This device — as evident from the name — appears to be a part of Huawei’s P50 series lineup, which has diverged from Huawei’s original Mate series foldable phones. The accompanying text says that the new device is the company’s Winter Flagship and that it will be unveiled on December 23. The post also includes a teaser image that highlights a vertical folding design — similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Moto Razr. The image also hints at two possible color options: White and gold. Initial indications are that the Huawei P50 Pocket is the same foldable smartphone that was earlier leaked under the name Huawei Mate V. These leaks indicated that the Huawei P50 Pocket would feature twin circular modules on the rear panel for the camera setup — quite similar to the one we saw on the P50 series devices announced a few months ago. This time around, Huawei seems to have done a pretty good job at keeping the tech specs and other details of the phone under wraps, so we don’t know much about the Huawei P50 Pocket so far. It remains to be seen if Huawei uses its own flagship-grade Kirin 9000 chipset on the P50 Pocket — or if it is depending on some other vendor for sourcing a flagship-grade system on a chip for this device. Apart from the P50 Pocket, Huawei is likely to launch a bunch of new products at its December 23 event in China, including a new smartwatch called the Huawei Watch D. With Huawei still barred from using Google Services, the P50 Pocket is unlikely to go on sale in the U.S., but there is a chance we could see a limited release in certain European markets.
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Xiaomi 12 Ultra design leaks and here is how it's different from Mi 11 Ultra

Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be the company's successor to the flagship Mi 11 Ultra which was launched earlier this year. A lot of rumours and reports have been doing the rounds about the upcoming Xiaomi flagship and now we may have our first look at the phone as well. Dutch portal LetsGoDigital has recently published some renders of Xiaomi 12 Ultra, giving us the very first look at what the smartphone may look like. And, it's going to be very different from the Mi 11 Ultra. The Mi 11 Ultra came with a very bold design. It had its set of lovers and haters. Some found that the big camera bump at the back isolating. It's thickness was almost half that of the smartphone. The camera module was also quite big. The ceramic back definitely made Mi 11 Ultra look better than other smartphones at this price. Seems like the Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be another bold smartphone from the company. The leaked images show that Xiaomi 12 Ultra can come with a large circular module at the back. It is similar to the camera bump we saw on the OnePlus 7T a couple of years ago. OnePlus never used it again. The module on Xiaomi 12 Ultra will be bigger than that used by OnePlus. It will also have four sensors - one more than what Mi 11 Ultra offered. The main camera is said to be in the middle of the camera module, and an ultra-wide angle lens is presumably located at the left side of the primary sensor. The additional fourth camera is believed to be a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor or a telephoto sensor. A 'Leica' branding sits right on top of the camera module. This will be the first time that Xiaomi will partner with Leica for its cameras. Earlier, Leica partnered with Huawei. The re-design means that Xiaomi is set to compromise an important feature of the Mi 11 Ultra - the secondary display at the back. The Mi 11 Ultra had a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen (126 x 294) display right next to the camera module. This tiny screen showed important information like date, time, battery status and even notifications. Xiaomi allowed users to apply their images as wallpapers on this display. It would also double up as a viewfinder for the rear camera and allow users to take selfies from it. It was an interesting feature and gave the Mi 11 Ultra an edge over other flagship phones like OnePlus 9 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro+. The front is likely to be the same on both smartphones. The Xiaomi 12 Ultra should come with a 6.8-inch QHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Renders of the smartphone also show a punch-hole camera. It will still pack a 5,000mAh battery, which means that you will still have a thick phone in hand. Xiaomi is planning to add a 120W fast charging support to the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, which is a major upgrade to the Mi 11 Ultra. The latter had support for 67W fast charging and was shipped in India with a 55W fast charger.
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Xcode 13.2 Update Downloaded From Mac App Store Causing Errors for Developers

Alongside iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, macOS Monterey 12.1, and watchOS 8.3, Apple yesterday introduced an updated version of Xcode, Xcode 13.2. Developers who are updating should be aware that there's a bug with the Mac App Store version of the software at this time, and it should be avoided. According to a thread on the Developer forums, updating to Xcode 13.2 from the Mac App Store results in projects that will no longer compile and package errors. Many developers are seeing the following message: "Internal error: missingPackageDescriptionModule", and there appears to be no fix at this time. Other developers have received errors related to Github certificate validation and when attempting to add packages from Github. Apple says that it is investigating the issue, and that in the meantime, Xcode 13.2 should be downloaded directly from the Releases section of the Apple Developer website.
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If you have YouTube TV you may soon lose 18 channels including ESPN

A few months ago, YouTube TV was struggling to reach a deal with NBC to keep its channels on the live TV service. The two parties eventually worked out their differences, and all of the NBCUniversal channels remained. Unfortunately for YouTube TV subscribers, there is now even more drama. This Monday, YouTube TV announced that it is now in the process of negotiating a new deal with Disney over its content. The current deal between Disney and YouTube TV expires Friday, December 17th. Providing they can’t make ends meet, YouTube TV will lose over a dozen channels. YouTube TV sent an email to subscribers on Monday regarding the ongoing negotiations with Disney. The language is similar to what we saw when YouTube TV was working out the kinks with NBC. Once again, the live TV service claims that it can’t reach an “equitable deal” with a content provider: Disney is an important partner for us. We are in active conversations with them and are working hard to keep their content on YouTube TV. Our ask of Disney, as with all of our partners, is to treat YouTube TV like any other TV provider – by offering us the same rates that services of a similar size pay, across Disney’s channels for as long as we carry them. YouTube TV has a plan in place if the talks go south. If the two parties can’t find common ground by December 17th, YouTube TV will lose every Disney-owned channel and lower its monthly price from $64.99 to $49.99. This will be the new price for YouTube TV until the channels return. YouTube TV explains that the discount will apply to all Base Plan members billed when Disney content is unavailable. It will either come as a credit or be applied directly. If you are a YouTube TV subscriber, you don’t have to do anything to get the discount. It will happen automatically. Here are all of the channels YouTube TV will lose if it can’t make a deal with Disney: In the meantime, if you still want access to Disney content, YouTube TV recommends that you sign up for The Disney Bundle. The bundle costs $13.99 a month and includes access to Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus. You’ll still be without many of the live channels listed above. And YouTube TV failed to note that Hulu + Live TV and many of the other live TV services do feature those channels. As a YouTube TV subscriber myself, I’m beginning to lose patience with the service. On one hand, it’s better that we know about these talks before the channels suddenly vanish from the service. On the other hand, being dragged into these carrier battles multiple times a year is exhausting. Am I going to be able to watch college sports on YouTube TV this weekend or not?
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Dell Concept Luna showcases the future of sustainable laptop design

Dell has introduced Concept Luna, a proof-of-concept laptop designed with sustainability in mind. Though the model won’t be made available to consumers, the work put into this device demonstrates ways manufacturers can approach laptop design in the future, reducing their products’ impact on the environment by embracing the circular economy, improved repairability, and more. Electronic waste has a major impact on the environment due in part to the toxic chemicals it releases into the atmosphere and groundwater (via Elytus). Recycling plays a major role in reducing e-waste by harvesting and, when possible, reusing elements for new devices. However, recycling is only one aspect of reducing environmental impact, with green efforts emphasizing the need for reuse and longevity before recycling. Many electronics are disposed of because they end up damaged in such a way that repair would be too costly or burdensome. Consumers may discard an otherwise perfectly fine device if, for example, the price of repairing it may be close to that of purchasing an entirely new unit. This issue can be addressed by designing products with future repair needs in mind, among other things. Dell addresses these concerns with Concept Luna, a laptop designed to reduce the carbon impact of its components, make future repairs easier, improve efficiency in order to reduce energy usage, cut down on the amount of scrap metal that results from building the chassis, and make it easier to recycle the printed circuit boards powering the machine. “Concept Luna is a strong example of how we are exploring new ways to dramatically accelerate progress against our goals,” Dell’s Chief Technology Officer for Client Solutions Group Glen Robson explained in a blog post detailing the project. Robson points to Dell’s existing commitments regarding the future of its environmental impact, including a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and support the circular economy. Part of the company’s effort involves what it calls circular design, which takes into account a product’s full lifespan all the way through to when it is eventually recycled. Dell says it aims to design products where every component can be either recycled or reused. Dell collaborated with Intel on its Concept Luna proof of concept, which it says was “created to test what could be possible, not to be manufactured and sold.” The resulting design includes some major changes compared to commercial laptops, including a motherboard size reduced by around 75-percent that cuts the component’s carbon footprint by around 50-percent. As part of the design, Robson says Dell’s Concept Luna team “completely reconsidered the layout of all internal components,” paving the way for improved heat distribution, efficiency, and ease-of-repair. The concept uses only four screws, which greatly speeds up the rate at which the laptop can be serviced, plus the design makes it easier to repair components that often wear out or become damaged, including the screen and palm rest. The question remains, of course, whether such innovations will ever make their way to consumer products to a significant degree. The idea of producing more sustainable, repairable, and environmentally-friendly gadgets isn’t new, but many past projects haven’t proven successful. There was, for example, Google’s Project Ara, a modular smartphone that would allow consumers to selectively upgrade and repair components designed as standalone modules. Design struggles plagued the device, however, and it was eventually abandoned. Other less-adaptable but still modular phone concepts faded away with little interest from the public. That’s not to say there’s no future for more sustainable designs, however, and the growing pressure to address climate change will no doubt fuel innovation. Some companies have seen success with more environmentally-friendly design philosophies, particularly Fairphone, which is designed in such a way that all of the components can easily be accessed and repaired.
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Apple rolls out iOS 15.2 with app privacy report, legacy contacts and other important feature

Apple has finally rolled out the iOS 15.2 for all users. With iOS 15.2, Apple has introduced a ton of features including communications safety on iMessage, Apple Music voice plan support, legacy contacts and other features. Apart from the features, iOS 15.0.2 includes bug fixes and important security updates for your iPhone. iOS 15.2 comes with the Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription plan that will let users access music using Siri. The iOS 15.2 update also brings along App Privacy Report, communications safety features for children and parents in Messages, bug fixes for your iPhone. So let us have a look at the five interesting features
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Apple releases iOS 15.2 with Apple Music voice plan, app privacy report, legacy contact, and more
Apple Brings iOS 15.2 With App Privacy Report, Apple Music Voice Plan


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 falls to a new low in today's best deals at $450 off, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a new all-time low on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 at $450 off. That’s alongside the latest Samsung Frame QLED 4K TV on sale and these ongoing NVIDIA Shield TVs discounts from $130. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Amazon is discounting a wide selection of Samsung’s latest releases including Android smartphones, Galaxy earbuds, and microSD cards starting at $8. A highlight would certainly have to be the unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G 256GB Smartphone at $1,350 with a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2. Normally fetching $1,800, today’s offer amounts to a new all-time low at 25% off, $150 below the Black Friday mention, and a new all-time low. Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold 5G arrives as the brand’s latest flagship foldable with a main 7.6-inch Infinity Flex display that pairs with a secondary 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen on the cover. Everything is powered by a Snapdragon 888 which is supplemented by 256GB of storage, 12GB of RAM, and a three-sensor camera around back. You can dive into our hands-on review for a closer look. BuyDig is now offering the 2021 Samsung 65-inch The Frame QLED 4K Smart TV for $1,498. Regularly $2,000 and currently on sale for $1,500 at Best Buy, this is a $502 price drop, matching our Black Friday mention, which did not include the additional bezel options, and the lowest total we could find. Designed to blend in to your living space like a piece of fine art, you can display beautiful photography and more when not using it as a gorgeous 4K TV with Alexa and Google Assistant, HDR, and direct access to all of your favorite apps and streaming services. It carries four HDMI ports, a pair of USB jacks, built-in Wi-Fi, and more. Amazon is now offering the NVIDIA Shield Android TV Pro Streaming Media Player for $180. Marking the first discount we’ve seen throughout 2021, today’s offer amounts to quite the rare $20 in savings from its usual $200 going rate. For comparison, the last discount we saw was back in November of last year where it dropped to $1 less. NVIDIA Shield Android TV Pro arrives as one of the more high-end streaming media players on the market with plenty of notable features. First and foremost is onboard Plex support with hardware transcoding, allowing you to create a server just by plugging in a USB hard drive or connecting to a NAS. Of course, there’s access to all of the usual streaming services on top of 4K HDR playback, Alexa support, and more. Android 11 support is also imminent. Also on sale today, Amazon is currently offering the NVIDIA Shield TV Stick for $130. Normally fetching $150, you’re looking at yet another rare chance to save as the lead deal, with today’s offer matching our previous mention from earlier this fall. While not as capable as the Pro model above, the Stick version of NVIDIA Shield packs much of the same Android TV features with 4K HDR playback, too. Review: Beyerdynamic Pro X Series brings pro audio hardware to creators [Video] Is Battlefield 2042 worth it? Review from a semi-casual player [Video] XGIMI Aura review: Is an ultra-short throw projector the way to go? [Video] Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
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MasterClass Adds Support for Apple's FaceTime SharePlay Feature

Third-party apps are continuing to adopt support for Apple's SharePlay FaceTime feature on iOS devices and Macs, and as of this week, MasterClass is offering SharePlay integration. For those unfamiliar with MasterClass, it is an online subscription platform that provides tutorials and lectures from a range of people considered to be experts in their fields, including best-selling authors, celebrities, musicians, scholars, politicians, athletes, fashion designers, directors, business executives, and more. With SharePlay integration, two or more people who subscribe to MasterClass can watch lessons together. As with other apps that offer SharePlay, participants need to be subscribed to the MasterClass service, which is priced at $30/month, though there is a 2-for-1 discount at the current time. As with all SharePlay apps, all MasterClass participants will have media controls to play content, pause, and skip forward/backward as needed, with playback synced for everyone in real time. Participants will be able to watch the video playback and discuss the content with one another. MasterClass was one of the apps that Apple announced as planning integration when SharePlay first debuted as part of iOS 15.1, and the feature is now available for those who want to use it. SharePlay requires iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1 or later, and as of this week, it is also available on the Mac as part of macOS Monterey 12.1. Many other third-party apps also offer integration with SharePlay, and we maintain a guide that provides some useful SharePlay options.
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iPhone Flip rumors: Could we finally see Apple's foldable iPhone in 2023?

This year Apple showed off a bunch of new products, from the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7 to the upgraded MacBook Pros and AirPods 3. But, as expected, we haven't got a glimpse of a foldable iPhone in 2021. Rumors from display analyst Ross Young say we won't see the foldable iPhone, said to be called the iPhone Flip, until 2023 at the earliest, so it isn't a surprise it didn't make an appearance at Apple's September or October events. Still, that hasn't stopped the buzz about the possibility of a foldable iPhone. While competitors have released various foldable handsets -- Samsung's bendy Galaxy Fold, Z Fold 2 and Z Fold 3, and clamshell Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 3 (here's how Samsung's foldable phones compare), and the reboot of the Motorola Razr, to name a few -- Apple has been slower to market. This may be a smart move, since existing foldables have been met with mixed reviews. We've been following reports of a foldable iPhone for years. Way back in 2017, it was predicted that a foldable iPhone could be coming in the futuristic-sounding year 2020. Obviously, that didn't happen. Analysts and leakers have been kicking the release date down the road ever since, and rumors and wish lists have simmered. Here's everything we know so far. It's no secret Apple has its sights set on a foldable iPhone. The company has been registering patents for foldable mechanisms and devices for almost a decade now with no launch date in sight. The question is whether any of them will ever see the light of day, and if so, when? Early rumors pointed to 2021 as a potential target date, but as we approach the end of the year, that seems unlikely. A report from longtime Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo ( via MacRumors) suggests 2023 might be more realistic, if it ever happens. According to Kuo, Apple still needs to figure out technology and mass production issues before bringing a device like this to market, hence the two-year wait. Read more: Top foldable phones for 2021 Speculation from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman aligns with Kuo's predictions. In his Power On Newsletter, Gurman says that the foldable iPhone may not arrive for another two to three years. More recent rumors from Young say a foldable iPhone is expected in 2023 at the earliest, but it's more likely to arrive in 2024. The 2023 timeline would match up with a report from Bloomberg earlier this year that indicated Apple already has a working prototype of a foldable iPhone display. While it's not yet a working model, it's a step up from a patent which, until then, was all we had seen. Apple seems to have taken out every patent under the sun when it comes to foldable displays, including an origami-style folding display, a flip-up display and even a wraparound display. And while we don't know which one will make the final cut, both Kuo and Bloomberg seem to agree that the current prototype is more of a traditional foldout design that would open up to a 7.5- or 8-inch main display. Unlike Microsoft's Surface Duo, which has the hinges on the exterior, Apple's would have one continuous display with a hidden hinge mechanism like the Galaxy Fold. However, Apple leaker Jon Prosser reported in early 2021 that the iPhone Flip will likely use a clamshell design and come in several "fun colors." Between the flashy purple iPhone 12, the new blue and pink option for the iPhone 13, an array of fun colors for Apple's first foldable device is definitely a possibility. YouTuber ConceptsiPhone also gave us a glimpse into what the iPhone Flip could look with concept art of the foldable iPhone in the colors blue, red, gold and green. While Samsung and others have been testing the waters, Apple has been learning from the pain points of their foldable devices and figuring out how they'd be used. One of these pain points: the crease. A lot of the current cover materials, including the glass and plastic mix that Samsung uses for the Z Fold and Z Flip, show a visible crease when folded out to full screen. To avoid it, Apple would likely have to wait for Corning, Apple's glass provider, to create some kind of bendable version of its Ceramic Shield screen. The company is already working on a bendable glass, but hasn't announced a launch date for it. Price is another major problem for these types of devices. Although Samsung lowered the price for its most recent foldable phones, its previous model, the Fold 2, cost $2,000 which is over twice the price of Samsung's other flagship phones. And, a foldable iPhone wouldn't be any cheaper. Apple's foldable needs to be in line with current foldable and nonfoldable models to be able to compete against other brands and entice iPhone users to ditch their single-screen devices and pay more for a foldable. A report in April found that half of American consumers are interested in buying a foldable phone, though Apple customers are slightly less willing to make the leap than Samsung or LG users. But perhaps the " Apple effect " will change those stats if and when a foldable iPhone ever becomes reality.
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Nike Acquires RTFKT to Make Virtual Sneakers for the Metaverse

Not content with just selling us real sneakers, Nike is embracing virtual sneakers we can all wear in the metaverse. Nike has announced it's acquiring RTFKT Studios, whose founders describe the company as creating "Metaverse-ready sneakers and collectibles." It utilizes blockchain technology to allow for easy authentication and ownership, while also embracing NFTs. From Nike's point of view, RTFKT "leverages the latest in game engines, NFTs, blockchain authentication and augmented reality to create one of a kind virtual products and experiences." It can be hard to understand how the blockchain and NFTs work, and figuring out what value Nike sees in RTFKT is best achieved by looking at previous projects. Back in March, RTFKT collaborated with 18-year-old Seattle artist Fewocious. Together they produced three pairs of digital sneakers and listed them for $3,000, $5,000, and $10,000. In just seven minutes tokens for 608 pairs were sold raising $3.08 million. Anyone owning a token was then able to redeem a physical pair the following month. Nike clearly saw the potential for such a sale being repeated many times for its own sneakers and with a whole host of sports stars and celebrities attached. In other words, RTFKT could generate Nike tens of millions in extra revenue from virtual products. Although the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, the RTFKT brand isn't going away. John Donahoe, President and CEO of Nike said, "We’re acquiring a very talented team of creators with an authentic and connected brand. Our plan is to invest in the RTFKT brand, serve and grow their innovative and creative community and extend Nike’s digital footprint and capabilities."
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Yet another country says Apple, Google have 'vice-like grip' over phones

Apple and Google have come under scrutiny in various regions over in-app payments and other mobile-related issues. Now, we can add the UK’s competition watchdog to the list of regional authorities that have taken issue with this mobile duopoly. The Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a provisional report into Apple and Google’s mobile ecosystems, finding that the two companies have a “vice-like grip” over how people use smartphones. “Most people know that Apple and Google are the main players when it comes to choosing a phone. But it can be easy to forget that they set all the rules too — from determining which apps are available on their app stores, to making it difficult for us to switch to alternative browsers on our phones. This control can limit innovation and choice, and lead to higher prices — none of which is good news for users,” said the watchdog’s CEO Andrea Coscelli. The case against Apple and Google For one, the CMA’s interim report took issue with Apple not allowing alternative app stores. This so-called practice of sideloading apps has been attacked by Apple in 2021. In fact, the firm even went so far as to release a white paper on its website, declaring that the practice would adversely affect security for all iOS users. The report also took umbrage with Apple blocking game streaming services on iOS, while calling for both platform holders to better support web apps. This comes after Microsoft was initially blocked from bringing an Xbox Cloud Gaming app to iOS, before the firm implemented a web app instead. Furthermore, the watchdog decried Google’s contracts with manufacturers, which urged phone makers to pre-install Chrome and the Play Store. Finally, the report suggested that consumers are facing higher prices for iPhones, app subscriptions, and in-app purchases than they would normally have to pay in a more competitive market. So how does the CMA reckon Apple and Google should address these issues? Well, the firm has proposed a variety of actions, with the most notable remedies seen below: Apple and Google need to make it easier for consumers to switch between Android and iOS “without losing functionality or data.” The platform holders need to make it easier to sideload apps. Apps should no longer be forced to use Apple and Google’s payment systems. The two companies need to make it easier for users to choose alternatives to first-party apps (e.g. browsers). The regulatory body has also opened consultations regarding this interim report and has opened the door for responses to be submitted by February 7, 2022. The final version of the report is scheduled to be published in June 2022.
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NASA solar probe officially 'touches the sun' and lives to tell the tale

After spending 990 days speeding through the solar system and zipping around Venus and our home star, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has achieved the headline goal of its mission: It "touched the sun." More specifically, an instrument aboard the probe, which was launched on Aug. 12, 2018, notified scientists back on Earth that the spacecraft had crossed a critical threshold and was now within the sun's corona -- a furnace of unfathomable proportions, where temperatures can reach up to 3 million degrees Fahrenheit. The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans on Tuesday. Michael Stevens, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics (CfA), Harvard and Smithsonian, explained that the probe had to cross the Alfvén point, a fuzzy layer where the sun's magnetic field holds the star's plasma and wind tightly. An instrument on Parker, developed by CfA, determined that Parker had passed the point three times on April 28 -- entering the corona and high-fiving the sun. Parker is a remarkable probe. It's the fastest laboratory ever built, using gravity to swing around Venus and the sun and gather speed across its orbit. It's also the closest human built object to the sun -- its recent closest approach, in November, put it within 5.3 million miles of the sun. For reference, Mercury is around six times further away, at 36 million miles. There are dangers of cozying up to the star. Earlier this year, scientists working with Parker reported the probe was enduring "plasma explosions" after being bombarded by space dust. Parker has a state-of-the-art heat shield that keeps it from overheating, though the CfA instrument that deemed Parker had touched the sun is exposed to the elements. Though the solar squeeze is an important milestone for Parker, there's still much to learn about the sun. Parker will continue to swing by the sun, collecting data from within the corona about the solar wind and plasma, unravelling some of the solar system's big stellar mysteries. In 2023, it'll get even closer to the star, coming within just 4.9 million miles. As long as it survives those plasma explosions, its closest approach will occur three years from now when it comes within 4.3 million miles.
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LG wants these TVs to disappear when not in use

Long gone are the days when TVs were mere entertainment appliances, large boxes that were permanently set against the living room wall. Some homes these days don’t even have TVs, eschewing their gigantic frames in favor of projectors or even mobile devices. There are still a good number of people who prefer a dedicated screen for watching or playing, and there is a good number among those that would like these TVs to also look good. And what better way to do that than by making them look like designer products, which is what LG’s new Lifestyle TVs are trying to pose as. Image Credit: LG LG and Samsung have been w