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18 States That Have Passed Permanent Daylight Savings Time and Why They Haven’t Implemented It

06-Nov-2021 06:30

Come Sunday at 2:00 a.m. EST, Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end. An hour repeats, because the 20th-century federal government decided it should. It gets dark at 4:30 p.m, and we’re Googling SAD lamps while we stare into the night from the office window. For over half a century, we’ve accepted that this is…

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Image Comics Is Refusing to Voluntarily Recognize Its Workers' New Union

06-Nov-2021 06:20

Earlier this week, the workers of announced the , pushing for a number of significant changes in the workplace related to equity, accessibility, and transparency within the company. Along with a list of goals and reasons for unionizing, CBWU…

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Every Other Toy of the Week Shut Up, Jet Jaguar's Here

06-Nov-2021 05:30

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest toy news around. This week: Disney gets into with an antlered astromech, Iron Man goes on us, and your friend and mine, , is here to save the day. Check it out!

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Best Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 cases

06-Nov-2021 05:29

With the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung's created a compelling and more affordable foldable phone that's become a bit of a sleeper hit. Here are the top cases for it.

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Honeywell Home’s T9 smart thermostat gets HomeKit support, finally

06-Nov-2021 05:27

The Honeywell Home T9 smart thermostat will now work with Siri and Apple HomeKit. | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

The , Resideo’s first consumer thermostat to support remote temperature sensors, has finally brought a long-promised feature to its users: HomeKit.

The brand, which is licensed by Resideo and spun out of Honeywell in 2018, already has support for Apple’s smart home system in its , but that device doesn’t have external sensors. Sensors can help make sure you’re comfortable in the room you’re in, rather than just maintaining the desired temperature where the thermostat is.

As Verge editor Dan Seifert wrote , its sensors are very good and able to measure humidity in addition to temperature, something neither Nest nor Ecobee’s remote sensors can do. They...

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Report: FBI Raids Two Locations Linked to Project Veritas

06-Nov-2021 05:20

The feds have reportedly carried out searches of at least two locations associated with the bumbling amateur spies at right-wing outfit Project Veritas in what sources speaking with the New York Times is an investigation into how the group obtained the private diary of Joe Biden’s daughter before the…

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Animal Crossing’s new turnip price tracker doesn’t tell you the most important thing

06-Nov-2021 05:12

The new Turnip Tracker isn’t showing today’s price.

Nintendo quietly added a turnip price tracker for Animal Crossing: New Horizons to the Nintendo Switch Online app, but it’s not as useful as I was hoping. Disappointingly, the tracker doesn’t show the current turnip price on your island. Instead, it lists historical prices over the past week.

To see the tracker, which is cleverly dubbed the Turnip Tracker, you’ll need to be a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber. If you are, open the Nintendo Switch Online app, tap the Animal Crossing: New Horizons icon, tap the “Island Newspaper” on the list of NookLink apps, and scroll down to the bottom.

Below is an image of what the tracker looks like on my iPhone 12 Mini, taken as I was writing this article. You can see it’s missing the current price...

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Toyota's new Aygo X city car for Europe is a supercute 'urban crossover' - Roadshow

06-Nov-2021 05:11

The third-gen Aygo gets crossover style and some high-end features.

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Joe Manchin's Maserati Surrounded by Protesters Who Want a Liveable Planet After Joe Manchin and His Maserati Are Dead

06-Nov-2021 05:10

Joe Manchin, West Virginia senator and apparent part-time mascot for America’s well-heeled but clueless political class, was spotted driving his silver Maserati through a crowd of angry climate protestors on Thursday—another escalation in the politician’s with non-corporate America.

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Get a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 when you buy a renewed Samsung Galaxy S20

06-Nov-2021 05:00

Choose from the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus or Galaxy S20 Ultra, starting as low as $300 after trade-in.

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San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition Seems... Weird

06-Nov-2021 05:00

San Diego Comic-Con is about to hold its . It’s called and it takes place November 26-28 in San Diego, CA—but if you were worried that by not attending you’d be missing on big exciting news, you can breathe easy.

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Greta Thunberg slams COP26 climate summit, calling it a 'PR event'

06-Nov-2021 04:59

At a rally in Glasgow, Scotland, during the UN climate conference there, the Swedish activist declares COP26 a failure and a "celebration of business as usual."

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Activists arrive at COP26 with strong messages urging swift climate action

06-Nov-2021 04:59

It wasn't just world leaders at the global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, this week. Sign-wielding environmental advocacy groups also were there to make their messages heard.

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Will my phone automatically change for daylight saving time?

06-Nov-2021 04:50

November 7, 2021, marks the end of daylight saving time, and most smartphone clocks will turn back one hour automatically. Here's how to do it, just in case.

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Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche live stream: how to watch boxing from anywhere

06-Nov-2021 04:45

It's a much anticipated super-featherweight unification clash in Las Vegas - here's how to watch a Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche live stream, no matter where you are.

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Best car wash soap in 2021 - Roadshow

06-Nov-2021 04:45

A trusty no-rinse wash? Something affordable? We've got our top picks for the best car wash products available today.

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15 movies free to stream right now: Titanic, Lady Bird, Back to the Future, more

06-Nov-2021 04:41

You don't need a subscription to Netflix, Hulu or HBO Max to enjoy some genuinely great films, including several Oscar winners.

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Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra Might Have an S Pen and a Hideous Camera Array

06-Nov-2021 04:40

The first purported “real world” images of one of Samsung’s next flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, have been published. They come by way of the sometimes-reliable tipster Jon Prosser of . While the photos look like they were snapped when someone was running out the door, the camera array on…

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Acura Integra reveal set for Nov. 11 - Roadshow

06-Nov-2021 04:38

Acura's new hatchback will go on sale next year.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - How to get gyroids

06-Nov-2021 04:35

Players can now get their hands on gyroids following New Horizons' big 2.0 update.

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Jack in the Box Claims Cryptocurrency Firm's 'Inferior Mascot' Is Damaging the Burger Brand

06-Nov-2021 04:29

Don’t mess with the Jack. That’s a lesson cryptocurrency exchange FTX may be about to learn the hard way thanks to a launched in California federal court accusing the company of ripping off its mascot to create its own “inferior” Moon Man.

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Cyber Monday hoverboard deals 2021: what to expect in the sales

06-Nov-2021 04:16

Here's what you can look forward to for this year's Cyber Monday hoverboard deals.

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Our favorite Black Friday TV deal is LG's G1 OLED TV down to a record-low price today

06-Nov-2021 04:16

Today's favorite Black Friday TV is LG's stunning 55-inch OLED TV on sale for a record-low price at Amazon.

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The Boys Reveals Laurie Holden's Fabulous Crimson Countess Costume

06-Nov-2021 04:10

It was announced that and star Laurie Holden would be joining Amazon Prime’s hit series for its back in June. Now, behold her in all her extremely red glory.

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Yes, your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can be MagSafe-friendly with this Moment case

06-Nov-2021 04:07

Moment has a whole ecosystem of accessories that will now work with the Pixel 6, thanks to its new M(force) case. | Moment

Your dangerously slippery Pixel 6 or 6 Pro just arrived, and you’re scrambling to find an available case that will protect your new baby. Whether you are a MagSafe-curious Pixel owner or recently ditched your iPhone for the Pixel but have some MagSafe accessories you don’t want to waste, Moment’s (M)Force case for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro could be the bridge to more platform agnostic mobile accessories.

As a mobile accessory maker, Moment embraces the idea that its should be compatible with different phone brands and models. After all, each case is compatible with Moment’s catalog of accessories that shares the same mount design — just like the way camera lenses work with various camera...

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Last Night in Soho's Matt Smith talks '60s suits and Game of Thrones dragons

06-Nov-2021 03:47

The actor weighs in on his new movie Last Night in Soho, Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon and whether he'd go back to Doctor Who.

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Finch review: Tom Hanks and winning CG robot pal face the postapocalypse

06-Nov-2021 03:45

Where's Wall-E? An impressive robot joins Hanks for a relatively gentle end-of-the-world on Apple TV Plus now.

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Verizon, AT&T forced to delay 5G rollout due to cockpit fears

06-Nov-2021 03:30

Verizon and AT&T have postponed their rollout of C-band 5G till next year in order to work with the FAA and FCC regarding interference concerns.

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Foundation, Swagger, Finch, The Morning Show.... What actually is Apple TV Plus?

06-Nov-2021 03:30

Apple TV Plus spends top dollar for its shows and movies, but it's a little different than other streaming services you know. Here are all the important details.

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You shop, it ships: Maersk wants to ease your supply chain woes

06-Nov-2021 03:28

The company is one of many competing to get online orders to your door.

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The FBI has put out a PSA about an interesting crypto scam

06-Nov-2021 03:19

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The FBI is involving cryptocurrency ATMs. A con artist convinces a person to put cash into a cryptocurrency ATM and send the purchased coins to the scammer using an address stored in a QR code (). While the actual scamming is relatively low-tech, it’s an interesting misuse of technology and shows how criminals are using crypto to “improve” on old methods.

As the agency describes it, the scammer will contact their victim and somehow convince them that they need to send money, either with promises of love, further riches, or by impersonating an actual institution like a bank or utility company. After the mark is convinced, the scammer will have them get cash (sometimes out of investment or...

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Unlucky Delays Mean ISS Astronauts Could Return to Earth Before Their Replacements Arrive

06-Nov-2021 03:10

The International Space Station could be emptier than usual next week, should NASA decide to send four astronauts home prior to the arrival of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission.

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Google removes its algorithmic ‘Your News Update’ from Assistant

06-Nov-2021 03:07

Photo: Dan Seifert / The Verge

Google has quietly removed its “Your News Update” feature from Assistant, axing the algorithmically personalized audio digest in favor of the company’s existing (and more traditional) news briefings, .

, Your News Update was an attempt at bringing the same kinds of algorithmic feeds that had been so successful on Facebook or other areas of Google’s products to audio news.

Instead of users picking their three specific new sources (like NPR, The New York Times, or CNN), Your News Update would rely on Google’s wealth of personal data to offer far more specific and relevant news updates from a broad range of partners that Google was licensing news from.

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Apple fixes bug that could cause macOS Monterey to brick Macs with a T2 security chip

06-Nov-2021 03:00

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Since , there have been several Apple users who said that installing the update bricked their computers. It was unclear what might have caused the issue until today, as , he has received this statement from Apple citing an issue with the firmware of its T2 security chip (via ).

We have identified and fixed an issue with the firmware on the Apple T2 security chip that prevented a very small number of users from booting up their Mac after updating macOS. The updated firmware is now included with the existing macOS updates. Any users impacted by this issue can contact Apple Support for assistance.

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Disney Plus: What to know to stream Eternals (nope), Shang-Chi (soon) and everything else

06-Nov-2021 03:00

Here's everything to know about the service, its movies and its shows.

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Solar panels in space could be clean-energy gold mines

06-Nov-2021 03:00

A constant stream of sunlight could mean unlimited power for all.

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Microsoft is hosting an education-focused event on November 9th

06-Nov-2021 02:51

Microsoft just launched the affordable Surface Go 3, but maybe it will reveal new hardware at an education-focused event on Tuesday. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Microsoft is hosting an event next week focused on education technology. It’s taking place November 9th at 12PM ET.

Details are light, but here’s :

Join us at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Nov. 9, as we share an inside look at the latest tech solutions while examining gaps in learning left by the pandemic. Hear from Microsoft partners, school leaders and a few special guests, and learn about new and existing technology from Microsoft Education.

The event arrives just over a month after the company released . Perhaps the company will detail upcoming education-focused updates on the way for Windows 11.

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The CW Announces a Slew of Superhero Premiere Dates

06-Nov-2021 02:50

Here’s the good news: ’s five-part “” crossover will begin on November 16, less than two scant weeks from now. That same night, will also premiere its supernatural five-episode visit by (Kiernan Shipka). But after those end, you’ll have to wait until 2022 for more of the…

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FAA is sending some unruly airline passenger cases to the FBI

06-Nov-2021 02:41

The aviation administration is referring particularly egregious cases of in-flight disruption to the federal law enforcement agency.

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Best streaming service of 2021: Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu, ESPN Plus and more

06-Nov-2021 02:35

We rank the best and compare shows, movies, sports, features and price.

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NASA Mars helicopter set for grand journey back to its original airfield

06-Nov-2021 02:30

It's like Homeward Bound, but with a helicopter on Mars.

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Alphabet's Isomorphic Labs Says It Will Use AI to Discover New Drugs

06-Nov-2021 02:20

Alphabet has spun off a new company called Isomorphic Labs which seeks to use artificial intelligence to discover new pharmaceutical drugs. The commercial venture will reportedly build off of advancements made by Alphabet’s DeepMind, which used a model called AlphaFold2 to predict the shape of proteins in the human…

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Some new BMWs won't have touchscreens thanks to chip shortage

06-Nov-2021 02:15

Image: BMW

BMW is dropping touchscreens from many of its new cars due to the chip shortage, according to a and later confirmed by the car company to and . While we’ve seen other auto manufactures have to or cut other features, this omission is a big deal — nowadays, touchscreens are a fairly standard feature in cars, and not having one will affect how you interact with the car almost every day.

According to the BimmerFest post, some affected vehicles (which include the 3 Series sedans, and X5, X6, and X7 SUVs / crossovers) will also lose access to the as well, which automatically backs into spots for you after recording how you drove through them going forward. The...

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The US has big, new plans to pull CO2 out of the air

06-Nov-2021 02:14

Collector containers at the ‘Orca’ direct air capture and storage facility, operated by Climeworks AG, in Hellisheidi, Iceland, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Startups Climeworks and Carbfix are working together to store carbon dioxide removed from the air deep underground to reverse some of the damage CO2 emissions are doing to the planet. | Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Despite the efforts of delegates at this month’s , the world is still potentially catastrophic levels of global warming. Now, some countries and corporations are turning to new technologies to pull carbon out of the air.

Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a bold new to make those technologies, called carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies, cost-effective and scalable with the launch of a new “Carbon Negative Shot” initiative. Through this initiative, the agency seeks to bring the cost of CDR down dramatically this decade — to less than $100 a ton — so that it can be deployed at a big enough scale to remove “gigatons,” or billions of tons, of carbon dioxide from the...

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Kroger says release about accepting Bitcoin Cash was fake

06-Nov-2021 02:01

The grocery chain is that latest to get tangled up in a cryptocurrency scam.

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Google Pixel 7: what we want to see

06-Nov-2021 02:00

The Google Pixel 7 is already leaking, and we also have a list of what we want from it.

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Peacock TV: Everything to know to stream Yellowstone, Premier League, NFL and more

06-Nov-2021 02:00

Peacock has the first three seasons of Yellowstone to binge, but it won't be streaming the fourth season's new episodes. Here's everything to know.

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Spencer (the Princess Diana movie) isn't streaming on HBO Max, sorry

06-Nov-2021 02:00

Marvel's Eternals isn't streaming there, either.

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Eternals post-credits scenes, explained and future MCU possibilities they create

06-Nov-2021 02:00

We get two extra scenes and some epic cameos to set up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are now available online at Walmart (update: sold out)

06-Nov-2021 01:59

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Update 3:50PM ET, November 5th: Walmart’s restock of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles came and went in about 40 minutes, which seems to be par for the course these days. We saw its newer queue system at play, and while the first 20 minutes seemed to count down correctly, we noticed that the queue began to hang and slow down if it did not drop entirely. While many folks have probably seen the “We are having technical issues” message that spells certain doom, hopefully some lucky ones landed their console of choice. We will continue looking out for more console restocks to give you advance notice whenever possible.

It’s November, and the holiday shopping season is well upon us. have already begun, and...

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Apple may leave Intel in the dust as it prepares to launch 3nm Mac and iPhone chips

06-Nov-2021 01:53

Leaked Apple roadmaps suggest that the tech company will be launching Mac and iPhones outfitted with 3nm chips as soon as 2023.

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RIP Bob Baker, One of the Minds Behind Doctor Who's K-9

06-Nov-2021 01:50

Bob Baker, the co-writer of several classic Doctor Who serials with his writing partner Dave Martin, as well as a co-writer for the beloved world of, has died.

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Tests detect benzene in Old Spice, Secret and other deodorant sprays

06-Nov-2021 01:49

Valisure, a pharmaceutical testing company, asks the FDA to recall some batches of the products.

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Black Friday flash sale: Apple's MacBook Pro M1 crashes to record-low price

06-Nov-2021 01:46

We've just spotted an incredible Black Friday deal on Apple's powerful MacBook Pro, which is on sale for a record-low price of $1,099.99.

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Save $26 on a retro Monster speaker, down to $69

06-Nov-2021 01:39

This classy Bluetooth speaker is oh-so-giftable and it's on sale now.

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Get a new Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch for $50 off right now at Amazon

06-Nov-2021 01:35

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro is now $50 off over at Amazon, the first markdown of the new MacBook Pro we've seen this year.

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Teens and Unions Take Over Glasgow as Greta Thunberg Declares UN Climate Talks a 'Failure'

06-Nov-2021 01:35

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — The leaves of Kelvingrove Park are a patchwork of yellow and green, caught between summer and fall, life and death. A stiff wind stirred the boughs above a throng of strikers who gathered there on Friday to send a message to negotiators in the conference rooms at a mile…

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You can get my favorite laptop for just $699 in this early Black Friday deal

06-Nov-2021 01:31

The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops you can buy, and right now you can get it for just $699, making one of the best Black Friday deals already.

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Apple's Third-Gen Chips Could Pave the Way for a World Without Intel

06-Nov-2021 01:30

With its A- and M- processors, Apple has shown that it doesn’t need a third party to find success in the hardware realm. But that fear permeates throughout Silicon Valley, and with reports that Apple’s chips may soon eclipse chipmaking veterans like Intel, it sounds like we’re heading for a high season of chip wars.

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Wicked's Wonderful Witches Whirlwind Into Work

06-Nov-2021 01:20

Wicked, the Broadway that serves as a to , continues down the metaphorical yellow brick road leading to its official movie adaptation. Now it’s taken a giant leap toward the Emerald City by casting its two most major roles, as pop icon Ariana Grande and acclaimed English actor…

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Taking a Painkiller While Training for a Marathon Triggered a Woman's Life-Threatening Allergy

06-Nov-2021 01:10

Doctors in Pennsylvania have reported a peculiar case of allergy in a 40-year-old woman, one that might unnerve casual joggers and marathon runners alike. Their patient developed a severe allergic reaction after taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, during a training run for a marathon. Doctors…

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Where to buy a Nintendo Switch: all retailers with the console in stock

06-Nov-2021 01:05

Wondering where to buy a Nintendo Switch? You're not alone, so we're bringing you all the best places to find the Nintendo Switch in stock.

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Google Drive, Meet are set for a welcome security upgrade

06-Nov-2021 01:00

Google is expanding its client-side encryption beta to include desktop data for Google Meet and Google Drive.

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Today's best Black Friday Apple deals: iPads, AirPods, the iPhone, MacBooks and more

06-Nov-2021 00:56

Black Friday Apple deals are live with record-low prices on iPads, AirPods, the iPhone, MacBooks, and more.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse May Be Coming to a Crumbling Strip Mall Near You

06-Nov-2021 00:55

Facebook—sorry, it’s —is planning on dipping consumers’ toes in the so-called metaverse by launching retail stores to showcase AR and VR products, the on Friday.

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Best backpack 2021: return to the office or campus in style

06-Nov-2021 00:52

The best backpack carries more than just your laptop and a couple of books, these can also protect your tech while looking great.

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Google’s rumored Pixel Fold could have same camera hardware as the Pixel 5

06-Nov-2021 00:48

Google's Pixel Fold seems like it could come with weaker cameras than the Pixel 6 and use the old Pixel 5 sensors instead.

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Don't miss these early Black Friday PS5 external hard drive deals

06-Nov-2021 00:32

External PS5 deals are bound to be popular on Black Friday, but these early offers might not be beaten come November 26.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Stars of Eternals' Big Post-Credits Scenes

06-Nov-2021 00:30

Chloé Zhao’s Eternals, as you might have expected, has not one but two post-credit sequences teasing Things to Come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In case you were wondering what they were all about, io9 has you covered.

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This early Black Friday sale has some of the best Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro deals yet

06-Nov-2021 00:25

If you've been on the search for deals on the new Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, these pre-Black Friday offers could be the perfect option.

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Science Publisher Retracts 44 Papers for Being Utter Nonsense

05-Nov-2021 23:50

The publisher Springer Nature was forced to retract over 40 papers from its Arabian Journal of Geosciences after realizing they were nothing more than garbled jargon. This is just the latest in a series of shoddy research papers getting past the publisher.

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It's Time to Drain Lake Powell

05-Nov-2021 23:40

The date is Feb. 9, 1997, and the man responsible for one of the most egregious environmental follies in human history is sitting at a restaurant in Boyce, Virginia, with the leader of the movement seeking to undo his mistake. Of the hundreds of dams Floyd Dominy green lit during his decade running the Bureau of…

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Future-Proofing Retail Operations in the Era of Supply Chain Chaos

05-Nov-2021 23:39

Closing physical storefronts in favor of internet-based direct-to-consumer selling options is not necessarily the best approach for typical store owners, according to Mark Delaney, retail industry consultant at Zebra Technologies. The E-Commerce Times heard more from Delaney in a wide-ranging conversation about today's supply chain disruptions and evolving consumer shopping habits.

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The Top 10 Disney Animated Songs, Ranked

05-Nov-2021 23:00

Sometimes you wake up and say, “I’d love to do an article that’ll get me .” Well, today is one of those days, and what better topic than Disney—, normal, and not at all ?

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With Hubble Stuck in Safe Mode, NASA Tinkers With Its Storied Space Telescope

05-Nov-2021 22:54

Mission specialists continue to troubleshoot an issue with the Hubble Space Telescope that caused it to enter into a protective safe mode late last month.

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Tom Hanks Says He's Not Paying Jeff Bezos $28 Million for a Few Minutes In Space

05-Nov-2021 22:50

Academy Award winner Tom Hanks has taken millions of viewers on fictional journeys to space through his performances in Apollo 13, and Cloud Atlas, but when offered a chance to experience the real thing on a Blue Origin rocket, the 65-year-old actor said he’d pass.

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Common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them

05-Nov-2021 20:04

Technical bugs and glitches getting in the way of you enjoying your new phone? Here's a roundup of common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them.

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Best NBN provider: which is Australia's top internet provider?

05-Nov-2021 06:46

We compare Australia's NBN providers to find out who offers the best internet service in the country.

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Backbone One's Popular Gaming Controller Now Supports Android, but Barely

05-Nov-2021 06:46

I have heard many good things about the , a $100 iPhone-only gaming controller. It’s often heralded for its low-to-no latency and overall comfort, which makes it easier and more fun to play games on your phone. This popular peripheral is now getting support for more devices so that Android users like…

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This New Scream Featurette Has All of the Teases

05-Nov-2021 06:30

Mystery is at the heart of and a new video really plays up how . The fifth film in the series, which is just called Scream, opens in theaters January 14. It’s set 25 years after a killer dubbed Ghostface began murdering people .…

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Brembo’s ‘intelligent’ brake system could apply pressure to each wheel individually

05-Nov-2021 06:13

Image: Brembo

High-end Italian brake manufacturer Brembo in October its plan to release Sensify, an AI-enhanced braking system that promises both “driving pleasure and total safety” when it rolls out via an unnamed manufacturer in 2024. Going beyond anti-lock brakes, traction, and stability control, it replaces hydraulic controls with electronic ones for design flexibility and, potentially, more precise control.

Incorporating AI into vehicles isn’t new, as algorithms control playlists, maps, driver assistance, and even “self-driving” to various degrees. AI-based brake systems, however, are enough to raise eyebrows about how exactly they will work or enhance safety.

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You shop, it ships: Maersk's bid to challenge Amazon

05-Nov-2021 06:09

The company is one of many competing to ease your supply chain woes.

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How to clean your portable humidifier in 5 easy steps

05-Nov-2021 06:00

Make sure your portable humidifier is in good working condition this winter.

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iPhone 13 DIY screen replacements break Face ID unless you can microsolder

05-Nov-2021 05:58

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Apple’s new iPhone 13 lineup might pack a lot of new features, but they now have a major restriction that makes it much harder for independent repair shops to replace broken screens. If you try to swap the screen, Face ID just won’t work — that is, unless you know how to microsolder and can successfully move a tiny microcontroller from the original screen to a new one, as detailed .

The change makes a very common replacement much more difficult for independent repair shops that may rely on screen repairs as a significant part of their business. Authorized Apple shops apparently don’t run into the problem, as they have access to software that “can make an iPhone 13 accept a new screen with a few clicks,” according...

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Epic Games’ latest free weekly game isn’t a game at all

05-Nov-2021 05:51

The storefront revealed that it’ll be offering free DLC for The Rogue Company, instead of the usual free weekly game.

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Uber prices are still way up, so the company is bringing back carpooling

05-Nov-2021 05:46

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Uber is preparing to relaunch its carpooling service as a way to combat price increases, officials said in a call with investors. Uber Pool was shuttered in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and remained so even as vaccines became widely available and customers returned to the app.

But that could soon change, according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who hinted that a new shared rides product could be released soon. Along with its rival Lyft, Uber has been struggling to recover from the pandemic, as drivers fled the platform, wait times increased, and the cost of rides soared.

“We are launching an Uber shared pool product,” Khosrowshahi said. “We have been investing for years in a high-capacity product, which is looking...

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Jets vs Colts live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football online from anywhere

05-Nov-2021 05:45

Here's how to get a New York Jets vs Indianapolis Colts live stream and watch NFL football around the world, as week 8 sensation Mike White steps up under the Thursday night lights.

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Former Rivian executive suing EV startup over gender discrimination - Roadshow

05-Nov-2021 05:34

In a blog post published Thursday, former executive Laura Schwab details Rivian's "toxic bro culture."

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Matt Smith on Doctor Who's 60th anniversary: 'No one's picked up the phone yet'

05-Nov-2021 05:30

The actor weighs in on his new movie Last Night in Soho, Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon and whether he'd go back to Doctor Who.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi's Kumail Nanjiani Explains the Toughest Part of Making the Show

05-Nov-2021 05:30

Comedian-turned-buff Marvel superhero ’s next film is , which finally debuts on November 5. But the actor has already finished shooting his mysterious role in , the upcoming starring about the Jedi Knight’s time watching over Luke on Tatooine. And…

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New York City’s mayor-elect says he wants to be paid in Bitcoin

05-Nov-2021 05:26

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New York City’s mayor-elect Eric Adams Thursday that he wants his first three city paychecks paid in Bitcoin, in a bid to show up the mayor of Miami and indicate his hopes that New York will be a place where the cryptocurrency industry is welcome.

To put it lightly, the feasibility of Adams actually getting paid in Bitcoin seems dicey. (Is the city’s payroll even set up for that? How will this work with the fluctuating price of Bitcoin? My goodness, what’s the tax situation going to be like?) Whether it actually happens or not, though, he’s sending a clear message about his intended plans as a mayor — you probably wouldn’t say something like that if you’re going to ignore cryptocurrency and Bitcoin completely.

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More people should watch the best TV show on Netflix

05-Nov-2021 05:24

Commentary: It's like Lost, Stranger Things and Back to the Future wrapped in one.

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Pokemon Go Festival of Lights event: Dedenne, Misunderstood Mischief and more

05-Nov-2021 05:00

Pokemon Go is celebrating the Festival of Lights with a special in-game event from Nov. 5 to Nov. 14.

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Solar panel buying guide: Everything you need to know

05-Nov-2021 05:00

Start here if you're considering solar panels for your home.

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Rivian accused of ‘toxic bro culture’ in gender discrimination lawsuit

05-Nov-2021 04:58

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EV startup Rivian’s former sales and marketing vice president has sued the Amazon-backed company for discrimination, claiming it has a “toxic bro culture that marginalizes women.” The suit, first , comes just days before Rivian is set to , and a few weeks after it started delivering its first electric vehicles to customers.

Laura Schwab, the former VP, says she was fired last month after alerting a human resources executive about discrimination. She sued the company Thursday in Orange County Superior Court, according to the WSJ, though the complaint was not publicly available at the time this article was published. Scwhab also published Thursday titled “Life...

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Xbox Elite Series 2 controller on sale for $140

05-Nov-2021 04:55

Get one of the best controllers on the market for $40 off.

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Amazon Games addresses New World issues as players leave

05-Nov-2021 04:48

The honeymoon phase is over.

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Taika Waititi is making a movie based on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Incal comics

05-Nov-2021 04:44

Taika Waititi is set to co-write and direct an adaptation of The Incal, the sci-fi graphic novel from writer Alejandro Jodorowsky with art by Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, according to a report .

Jodorowsky’s name has been a popular one in Hollywood recently due to the release of the latest incarnation of Dune earlier this year. Jodorowsky was famously working on a surreal and bizarre adaptation of the novel (alongside Moebius and H.R. Giger), but unfortunately was never able to get any major studios to take the risk on his idea. The journey of that process has since been the subject of , Jodorowsky’s Dune.

The Incal is also just the first work in a series of connected comics that...

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These Stranger Things Toys Are Scary for the Wrong Reason

05-Nov-2021 04:40

What’s the line between making a and one that just ? I don’t know, but Bandai certainly seemed to have crossed it with this new line of “ Feature Figures.” These toys of the Netflix series’ five main kids—Mike, Will, Lucas, Dustin, and Eleven—are supposed to look…

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Microsoft Word update means you'll never get stuck with Comic Sans again

05-Nov-2021 04:30

Microsoft's redesigned font picker allows you to choose and pin your favorite fonts for quick access.

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Verizon and AT&T Agree to Temporarily Delay 5G Expansion Over FAA Concerns

05-Nov-2021 04:30

AT&T and Verizon agreed to slightly delay plans to flip the switch on their new  on Thursday in order to massage the Federal Aviation Administration’s concerns about how the deployment might affect cockpit safety systems.

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Binance Is Now Investigating the Squid Game Crypto Scam

05-Nov-2021 04:18

Crypto exchange has announced that it is investigating SQUID, the Squid Game-themed cryptocurrency, and will turn over whatever information it uncovers to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

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Arlo's New Cellular Security Cam Is Designed for #VanLife

05-Nov-2021 04:10

If you live in a van or on a boat, where wired internet is scarce, Arlo’s new security camera sounds tailor-made for a nomadic lifestyle.

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GoPro says the chip shortage won’t affect holiday sales

05-Nov-2021 04:09

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GoPro the global chip and other supply chain shortages won’t affect its holiday sales this year, meaning the action camera company is poised to finish one of its best years in recent memory in strong fashion.

“Despite supply chain constraints that are affecting many industries, we have successfully partnered with our suppliers to produce inventory to support our fourth-quarter revenue expectations,” CEO Nick Woodman said while . “GoPro.com and our retail partners will be stocked and ready for shoppers this holiday season.”

That’s especially good news for GoPro’s bottom line because the new Hero10 Black is selling incredibly well despite the higher $499 price tag....

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The one thing my 8-year-old son taught me about Star Wars

05-Nov-2021 04:06

Commentary: "She said stop, and he didn't stop."

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Why Yellowstone, Paramount's biggest show, doesn't stream on Paramount Plus

05-Nov-2021 04:05

ViacomCBS placed a bet that Yellowstone is more valuable off Paramount Plus than on it.

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Blue Origin Loses NASA Lawsuit Over Lunar Lander Contract That Went to SpaceX

05-Nov-2021 04:05

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has officially lost its lawsuit against NASA over the agency’s decision to award SpaceX a $2.9 billion lunar lander contract. The ruling will likely reduce further that threatened to prevent NASA from achieving its  of returning astronauts to the Moon by 2024 (a deadline that the…

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Child Skull of Enigmatic Ancient Human Found in South African Cave

05-Nov-2021 04:00

It’s tiny, incomplete, and undeniably awesome. Named “Leti,” this is the first known skull belonging to a Homo naledi child—a fossil that’s shedding new light onto this mysterious group of extinct humans.

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Intel Alder Lake release date, specs and price – everything we know

05-Nov-2021 03:54

Intel's 12th generation processor promises to be a big leap for the company as they try their hand at the hybrid architecture pioneered by ARM.

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The best sci-fi thriller on Netflix you haven't watched

05-Nov-2021 03:54

You need to watch this low budget sci-fi flick ASAP.

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The weirdest 'true crime' show on Netflix

05-Nov-2021 03:50

Please don't google "who did the dicks".

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Uh Oh, the Coronavirus Has Been Spreading Widely in U.S. Deer

05-Nov-2021 03:50

The coronavirus behind covid-19 appears to have found another species in which it can easily reproduce and spread. Preliminary research out this week seems to confirm that the virus is now freely circulating among wild deer. Though it’s unclear how important this discovery may be, it’s possible that it could affect…

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Pentagon and State Lack 'Technical Capacity' to Detect 'Stingray' Phone Surveillance, Senator Says

05-Nov-2021 03:40

A slew of federal agency heads and the nation’s top intelligence official are being pressed to respond to what one influential senator is calling an “abysmal failure” by the U.S. government to defend its own employees from unauthorized cellphone surveillance.

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Finch review: Tom Hanks and impressive CG robot chum are postapocalypse castaways

05-Nov-2021 03:31

Where's Wall-E? A winning CG robot joins Hanks for a relatively gentle end-of-the-world on Apple TV Plus tomorrow.

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25 Years On, 'Trials and Tribble-ations' Remains Deep Space Nine's Most Loving View of Star Trek

05-Nov-2021 03:30

We laud Deep Space Nine as . Crises of religion and revolution, tales of the Federation’s , a story of war in the heart of utopia. Even could reflect the darkest griefs and struggles of its heroes. But 25 years ago today, Deep Space…

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Google opens up Play Store payments in South Korea in response to legislation

05-Nov-2021 03:20

In response to new legislation, Google will now let developers in South Korea implement support for third-party payment systems.

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T-Mobile is giving away a year of Paramount Plus Essentials to new and existing subscribers

05-Nov-2021 03:18

Another streaming service is being bundled with your wireless plan.

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Lab Notes: Intel Core i9-12900K reviews are here, but what about TechRadar?

05-Nov-2021 03:17

Intel Core i9-12900K reviews have arrived, but we've run into a lot of problems that have stopped us from publishing a review right on time.

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In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Easter eggs edge out the good stuff

05-Nov-2021 03:14

Review: This latest sequel promises a fun dose of freaky ghosts but collapses under fan-baiting nostalgia.

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Apple reportedly will start phasing out mask requirements for US retail store customers

05-Nov-2021 03:12

Apple is reportedly going to lift mask requirements for customers at some of its retail stores in the US. | Getty Images

Apple is reportedly planning to begin ending mask requirements for customers at some of its US retail stores as early as Friday (via Bloomberg). The company told employees about the change in an internal memo on Thursday, Bloomberg reported, saying the decision was based on a decline in coronavirus cases and a rise in vaccination rates.

Like many companies with multiple locations, Apple has changed its masking requirements for customers more than once since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last year. In March 2020, the company closed most of its retail stores . It began reopening , with many offering only curbside service and not allowing customers inside. Most stores that did open to...

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How to create a signature for PDF documents on an Android phone

05-Nov-2021 03:12

Sometimes there’s no way around it — you’ve got to use an app. If you need to sign a PDF document from your Android phone, that’s simply how you’ve got to go — unlike iOS, which lets you create a signature using its built-in Markup app, you need to find a third-party source. There are a variety of apps available, but the most well-known is the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

So if you want to be able to sign off on contracts and other PDF documents without having to grab your computer, here’s how to use the Android version of Acrobat to do it:

  • Download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Play Store.
  • Sign in (or create an account); if you’ve just installed the app, you may have to go through a number of popups offering...

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All the ways the iPhone 13 let us down: Missing features we're still waiting for

05-Nov-2021 03:08

No in-screen fingerprint sensor? No always-on screen? The iPhone 13 lineup is great, but Apple missed a few things.

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NASA astronauts harvest green chile on ISS, make space tacos

05-Nov-2021 03:05

The space station crew finally got to chow down on a spicy, space-grown treat.

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Dave Eggers' heartbreaking list of staggering tech concerns: 'We're never unstudied'

05-Nov-2021 03:01

The best-selling author of The Circle has only grown even more wary of big tech in his follow-up novel The Every, out now.

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DoorDash adds in-app safety features, but couriers need more protection

05-Nov-2021 02:54

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DoorDash is which includes a way to contact an agent from the ADT security company or to call 911 through ADT. The company is first launching the tool in major cities like Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, but says it’ll roll out to all its US couriers by the end of the year.

While it’s good that DoorDash is acknowledging the dangers its delivery workers face, some advocates say that SafeDash won’t help solve the problems of thieves targeting them for their money or bikes, and the apps giving them routes that put them in harm’s way.

According to DoorDash, SafeDash will give delivery workers a button that will have an ADT agent call them if they feel...

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Google Pixel 6 Pro review: The dawn of a fantastic new era for Google phones

05-Nov-2021 02:49

Finally, with the Google Pixel 6 Pro, there's a new Pixel phone that isn't only about the amazing camera.

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Quick - the all-new Apple Watch 7 is on sale for $389.99 in epic Black Friday deal

05-Nov-2021 02:45

Black Friday Apple Watch deals are hitting the all-new Apple Watch 7, which is on sale for $389.99 at Amazon.

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Yes, the AirPods 2 are still worth buying, even though the AirPods 3 are pretty great

05-Nov-2021 02:41

Commentary: Don't forget about the second-gen AirPods, which have many of the characteristics that made AirPods so popular in the first place.

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NASA Mars rover eyes fascinating layered rocks as possible sample site

05-Nov-2021 02:40

Perseverance found the kind of rocks that often form in water, and it's going in for a closer look.

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Newsmax Reporter Pulled Off-Air Following Apocalyptic Tweet About Vaccines

05-Nov-2021 02:40

Right-wing rag Newsmax has its White House correspondent Emerald Robinson over tweets claiming the Covid-19 vaccines contained a ​​bioluminescent marker called “luciferase” that somehow or another acted as a tracker. This isn’t true.

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Microsoft OneDrive update will make it easier than ever to locate your files

05-Nov-2021 02:30

Microsoft is adding a Quick access menu to OneDrive to help users locate their shared files and locations faster.

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Businesses, here’s how to move from Windows 10 to Windows 11

05-Nov-2021 02:30

PC transfer software can be an essential tool when upgrading your company's computers to a new operating system.

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Guardians of the Galaxy's Twist on the Dad Game Boom Is Surprisingly Heartful

05-Nov-2021 02:30

Everywhere you go in AAA gaming lately, there are dads. They’re making the games, they’re having those games be about their fears and hopes—from to , from to , the complex emotional tribulations of fatherhood and father figures are omnipresent. Not even the Guardians…

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Google's New Push for a Pentagon Cloud Contract Catches Workers Off Guard

05-Nov-2021 02:20

Just three years ago, a historic Google worker forced the company to a major AI military . Now, the company appears to be back at it again. That’s according to a recent New York Times which unearthed details around a contract known as the “Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability,” which aims…

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No dish. No box. No fuss. Sky Glass is the ultimate Smart TV

05-Nov-2021 02:17

The first TV with Sky inside will change the way you watch TV

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Tim Pool Got Covid-19 After Railing Against Vaccine Mandates

05-Nov-2021 02:04

Right-wing YouTuber Tim Pool, who has been one of the more prominent online voices pushing culture-war tirades about the covid-19 pandemic, recently contracted the coronavirus after refusing to get vaccinated and after hosting an indoor event for fans with few safety protocols in place, the on…

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Elden Ring: 5 things you might have missed from the gameplay preview

05-Nov-2021 02:00

Watched the Elden Ring gameplay preview? Here's 5 things you may have missed on your first watch.

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Amazon Black Friday deal gets you 50% discount on the 4K Fire TV Stick

05-Nov-2021 01:38

Early Amazon Black Friday sale includes epic device deals, including the 4K Fire TV Stick on sale for a record-low price of $24.99.

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The io9 Guide to The Wheel of Time

05-Nov-2021 01:30

It’s one of the biggest fantasy series of all time—and not just in popularity. ’s 15 books span more than of adventure, lore, and world-building that can be incredibly intimidating to start reading. Maybe it’s even made you wary of Amazon’s of the series. If that’s…

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This MacBook Air Black Friday deal knocks over £100 off the best laptop in the world

05-Nov-2021 01:28

This early Black Friday deal will have you spending less than £900 on one of the best laptops on the market: the 2020 Apple MacBook Air.

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NYC Taxi Drivers Win Ability to Not Have Lives Ruined by Exploitative Goons

05-Nov-2021 00:35

A that had stretched into its fifteenth day ended in victory for New York City taxi drivers on Wednesday after they received hard-won concessions from the city around relieving the crippling debt they have been saddled with for generations.

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Google Ads abused by hackers to steal hundreds of thousands in cryptocurrency

05-Nov-2021 00:30

Cybercriminals and scammers have begun abusing Google Ads to deliver their phishing campaigns to victims in Google Search.

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Finding Habitable Worlds Must Be a Priority This Decade, U.S. Science Advisors Say

05-Nov-2021 00:26

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the results of its latest decadal survey, which outlines science objectives for the astronomical community over the next 10 years. The three biggest priorities, the says, are finding Earth-like exoplanets, better understanding the nature of…

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Should you buy these 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games on Black Friday?

05-Nov-2021 00:09

If you’re planning on picking up Nintendo Switch games this Black Friday, keep your eye out for discounts on these top titles.

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Gadgettes: We Have a Problem With Plugging Into The Metaverse (It's Facebook)

05-Nov-2021 00:02

Gizmodo’s consumer tech team has a podcast, Gadgettes, and our second episode just dropped on your preferred podcast platform! Each week, your hosts, Gizmodo reporter Florence Ion and senior editor Caitlin McGarry, womansplain the gadgets we’re testing and reviewing as well as interview our fellow Gizmodo reporters…

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Electricity Conducting Glass Tables Are Probably Going to Be the Next Interior Design Fad

04-Nov-2021 23:43

Glass desks can help make a tiny office feel more spacious (and maybe a little sci-fi) but they also reveal things that most desks keep hidden, like a rat’s nest of power cords and sync cables. That could soon change with a new product called that conducts both electricity and data signals without any…

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LIGHTSPEED Presents: "I Was a Teenage Space Jockey" by Stephen Graham Jones

04-Nov-2021 23:30

io9 is proud to present fiction from . Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “I Was a Teenage Space Jockey” by Stephen Graham Jones. You can read the story below or on our website. Enjoy!

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Swan Song's Trailer Wants to Break Your Heart With Cutting Edge Science

04-Nov-2021 22:45

While most science fiction tales almost invariably end up as in which people are , Apple’s upcoming feature Swan Song from director Benjamin Cleary goes the more quiet, intimate route with a story about a dying man who’s…

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Exxon Would Like You to Invest in Its $100-Billion Carbon Capture Scheme

04-Nov-2021 22:25

After spending decades profiting off oil and gas and propagating climate denial, Exxon just needs a little money, man. In published earlier this week, Joe Blommaert, the president of a division of Exxon called Low Carbon Solutions, laid out the company’s plan to transform an industrial…

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Take-Two spent $53 million on a cancelled game that was never even announced

04-Nov-2021 06:06

Nestled in Take-Two Interactive’s t was information that it was charged $53 million dollars for an unannounced title that has been cancelled.

“Cost of goods sold included a $53 million impairment charge related to the Company’s decision not to proceed with further development of an unannounced title in its pipeline,” Take-Two said in a press release.

The report did not name the title nor the affiliated studio that worked on it. However, , the cancelled title is from . The California-based developer also released the Mafia: Definitive Edition in 2020.

The Bloomberg report says that according to sources at the studio, the game was codenamed Volt and...

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The Walmart early Black Friday sale is live. Here are the best deals on TVs, laptops and more

04-Nov-2021 06:02

Walmart kicks off the holiday shopping season with big price cuts on a long list of items.

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Notability blinks on charging users more, grandfathers in existing users

04-Nov-2021 05:57

Notability | Image: Notability Blog

Notability developer Ginger Labs today that, in a change of heart, its popular note-taking app wouldn’t eventually require current users to switch to a subscription model. This news comes just two days after the developer announced a new subscription model where current app owners who wanted to keep the same features would be forced to start a $14.99 / month subscription by November 1st, 2022.

Notability rolled back its Monday pricing announcement and today an update on its company blog addressing current customers:

Everyone who purchased Notability prior to our switch to subscription on November 1st, 2021 will have lifetime access to all existing features and any content previously purchased in the app.

This...

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Walmart Black Friday sale just dropped - 14 must-see early deals

04-Nov-2021 05:55

The Walmart Black Friday sale features incredible deals, including 4K TVs, earbuds, Chromebooks, and toys

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Lost's Daniel Dae Kim Joins Netflix's Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender

04-Nov-2021 05:40

Netflix’s  just added some serious TV star power. Daniel Dae Kim, , Hawaii Five-0, and The Good Doctor, has joined the production as Fire Lord Ozai, leader of the Fire Nation and father to the villainous teen, Prince Zuko.

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Best electric toothbrush for 2021

04-Nov-2021 05:30

From whitening power to gum care, here's how to choose the best electric toothbrush.

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Microsoft Excel is getting a whole lot more customization

04-Nov-2021 05:00

Microsoft will soon release a new JavaScript API for Excel that makes it possible to create custom data types.

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Hyundai Seven SUV concept teased ahead of LA Auto Show debut - Roadshow

04-Nov-2021 05:00

The images don't give us much, but we're digging the look of the lounge-like chair that we suspect lives in the SUV's second row.

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Awesome Black Friday deals from Hisense

04-Nov-2021 04:58

Hisense is running amazing deals on its impressive range of products throughout November 2021.

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Roku is booting Pornhub and cutting off other private channels

04-Nov-2021 04:50

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

After Roku announced last week that it will soon remove non-certified channels from its service, it appears the change will close a loophole that allowed apps like Pornhub to exist on the platform.

The company announced last week that it would be removing so-called “non-certified channels” by March of 2022. The change comes as Roku for developers, including a new independent developer kit that operates separately from its primary software developer kit for commercial-use channels. It also announced that it’s launching new beta testing capabilities that will allow app makers to run tests on their apps before making the changes live on the service.

The independent developer kit will allow developers to tinker with and...

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Alexa’s October updates let your music follow you around the house

04-Nov-2021 04:50

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

introduces a number of new helpful commands that let you start listening to audio in one room and continue listening on an Echo device in another. There are a few different commands for this, and the ones you use will depend on your situation.

The first command lets you move audio between groups, also known as the smart speakers that you’ve assigned to specific locations throughout your home. Simply say, “Alexa, move my music to [desired group],” and you can transfer your podcast, radio show, or music to the room that you plan on spending time in.

You can also continue listening to audio when you walk out the door — keep in mind that you’ll need a pair of in order for this to work. Once your Echo Buds are...

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Google’s reportedly bidding to be a military cloud provider

04-Nov-2021 04:37

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google is reportedly “aggressively” working on winning a contract with the Pentagon, even though some of its previous Department of Defense work , . According to the report, Google’s Cloud division has reassigned engineers to work on a proposal for Google to contribute to the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability program, which as an attempt to “achieve dominance in both traditional and non-traditional warfighting domains.”

The contract Google is reportedly looking into is one that will open to multiple companies to submit proposals and do work for, and the DoD estimates it could be a multi-billion dollar project. In a

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Xbox and Adidas unveil 'console-inspired sneaker' for 20th anniversary

04-Nov-2021 04:34

The limited edition shoes go on sale Thursday.

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Whales eat (and poop) way more than we thought. That's a good thing

04-Nov-2021 04:32

New research shows big baleen whales consumer far more than we realized, making them one of the seas' great sources of fertilizer.

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Altcoin season is upon us

04-Nov-2021 04:30

Revix helps cryptocurrency investors to make smart choices about which emerging currencies will keep up with the established players

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Y: The Last Man's Showrunner Wants 5 Seasons

04-Nov-2021 04:30

Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Vertigo comic series Y: The Last Man . It tells a long, sweeping, epic story that for Hollywood to adapt in the years since its conclusion. After many attempts in multiple mediums, …

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Ford F-100 Eluminator shows off Blue Oval's new electric crate motor - Roadshow

04-Nov-2021 04:26

No engine here, just an Eluminator crate motor setup.

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Get Ready for HBO Max and Discovery+ to Become One Mega-Service

04-Nov-2021 04:15

Months after announcing that WarnerMedia and Discovery will media behemoth sometime in 2022, executives hinted during an earnings call on Wednesday that it probably makes a lot of financial sense for their flagship streaming services, HBO Max and Discovery+, to , too.

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Mini teases next-gen electric Cooper Hardtop - Roadshow

04-Nov-2021 04:12

We don't know much, but it looks smaller than the current car and that's always a good thing with a Mini.

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Next-generation electric Mini Cooper Hardtop looks smaller - Roadshow

04-Nov-2021 04:12

And the good news, if you're a Mini fan, is that it's instantly recognizable for what it is.

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Marvel's Midnight Suns has been delayed to late 2022

04-Nov-2021 04:04

The new role-playing game featuring a squad of Marvel heroes and anti-heroes will now be released much later than expected.

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Clearview AI Forced to Cease Data Scraping Operations in Australia

04-Nov-2021 03:58

Clearview AI founder and CEO Hoan Ton-That has previously boasted that his now- facial recognition relies on a of over 10 billion images. But now, thanks to a ruling from Australia’s national privacy regulator, the company that some have glibly warned could “end privacy as we know it” will…

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Get these Lego advent calendars before they're sold out

04-Nov-2021 03:54

Count down the days until Christmas with some of your favorite characters from Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter and more.

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Finch review: Tom Hanks is a post-apocalypse castaway with charming robot chums

04-Nov-2021 03:52

Where's Wall-E? A winning CG robot joins Hanks for a relatively gentle end-of-the-world on Apple TV Plus.

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Understanding the flow of money in crypto [Part 3]

04-Nov-2021 03:46

Revix offers cryptocurrency investors a guide to navigating the value chain underlying many currencies

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Yes, Mark Zuckerberg Sites Are Down [UPDATE: All Better, Apparently]

04-Nov-2021 03:35

Update 6:50 PM, ET

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Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down – again

04-Nov-2021 03:34

Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp services are suffering an outage in the US, UK, and Australia.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is shutting down early next year

04-Nov-2021 03:30

Niantic says the AR game will officially close on Jan. 31, 2022.

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Boeing gets green light for satellite internet constellation

04-Nov-2021 03:20

The Federal Communications Commission has a satellite internet project from Boeing first proposed in 2017. Boeing can now move forward with building, launching, and operating its own broadband internet network from space, joining its main aerospace competitor SpaceX.

Boeing’s plan involves placing 132 satellites into low Earth orbit at an altitude of 1,056 kilometers (about 656 miles). Another 15 will be launched to “non geostationary orbit” at an altitude between 27,355 and 44,221 km (16,998 to 27,478 miles). The company says it wants to use the satellites to offer “broadband internet and communications services to residential consumers, government and business users in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin...

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How to create a signature for PDF documents on an iPhone

04-Nov-2021 03:13

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

More and more official papers are being turned into PDF documents, and you may be asked to sign one electronically while you’re away from your computer (here, by the way, is how to sign a PDF document using a or a ). If you’re using an iPhone, it’s actually not all that difficult; you can create a signature and reuse it by using the iPhone’s built-in Markup tool.

Here’s what to do:

  • Open the PDF document in Markup.
  • Tap the plus sign at the bottom right.
  • Tap on the Signature button.
  • If you haven’t created any signatures yet, tap on the label at the top titled “New Signature.” (If you don’t see “New Signature,” tap the plus sign in the upper left corner.)
In Markup, tap on the plus and then the Signature button.
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Federal Reserve will begin tapering: What does that mean for mortgage interest rates?

04-Nov-2021 03:10

The Fed announced it will start reducing its purchases of securities by $15 billion each month.

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You can snag a 4K Roku streaming device for under $20 before Black Friday

04-Nov-2021 03:07

If you’re set on buying a Roku device this holiday season, they won’t come much cheaper than this Black Friday deal at Amazon.

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A Very Serious List of Star Wars Characters Matt Smith Could've Been in The Rise of Skywalker

04-Nov-2021 03:00

is certainly a movie where a lot of things happened. But one thing that didn’t, , was that Doctor Who’s Matt Smith was going to show up, . Now the actor has and teased that whoever he was going to play would’ve had huge…

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PayPal, CashApp and Venmo simplify cryptocurrency for beginners

04-Nov-2021 02:55

Some of the apps are limited to buying and selling and don't let you move cryptocurrency to a wallet. But they might entice beginners to try crypto.

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‘Sideloading is a cyber criminal’s best friend,’ according to Apple’s software chief

04-Nov-2021 02:42

“Sideloading is a cyber criminal’s best friend and requiring that on iPhone would be a gold rush for the malware industry,” according to Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi, who delivered a dramatic speech at declaiming the security risks if Apple were required to let users sideload apps.

Federighi, who oversees Apple’s iOS and macOS software divisions, was specifically protesting the , which, if passed, would require Apple to let users install apps outside of the iOS App Store. According to Federighi, the lack of sideloading is what separates Apple’s relatively low rate of malware on iOS from the “5 million Android attacks per month,” and that if Apple were...

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Netflix adds a trio of movies from Squid Game director

04-Nov-2021 02:40

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Hwang Dong-hyuk is known for more than just the Netflix hit Squid Game, which in its first 17 days on the service. He previously directed several critically acclaimed South Korean films, three of which Netflix is adding.

Based on real events, Dong-hyuk’s Silenced centers around a teacher who just started working at a school for the hearing impaired. When he discovers that its faculty members have been abusing the students,...

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The U.S. Blacklists Makers of Cops' Favorite iPhone Hacking Tool

04-Nov-2021 02:40

NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance firm whose spyware to authoritarian governments around the world, has been sanctioned by the U.S. Commerce Department. The new restrictions, which the agency announced in Wednesday, will limit the degree to which American companies can provide parts…

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Cops reportedly protect DC staff after Superman's son comes out as bisexual

04-Nov-2021 02:35

Superman's son falls for a male friend.

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What is brainstorming?

04-Nov-2021 02:30

Everything you need to know about brainstorming.

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A Child in Texas Has Been Hospitalized With Rabies, Officials Say

04-Nov-2021 02:30

A child in Texas has been hospitalized by rabies that he caught through a bat bite, health officials recently reported—the first documented case of the viral illness within the state in over a decade. Though officials say they’ve contacted other people at risk of having been infected, the current status and prognosis…

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Debit cards for kids and teens: What you need to know and our picks

04-Nov-2021 02:26

Secure debit cards that keep your kids safe, while teaching them about money.

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NASA says not to miss a beautiful meeting of the moon and Venus on Nov. 7

04-Nov-2021 02:24

"Should be really pretty," the space agency says.

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Ancient Comet May Have Turned Chilean Desert Into Glass

04-Nov-2021 02:20

Nearly 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the Chilean coast are covered with oblong fragments of desert glass that researchers who recently studied them say came from a comet’s explosion over the Atacama Desert about 12,000 years ago.

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Apple’s colorful HomePod Minis are a fun addition to your smart home decor

04-Nov-2021 02:18

Apple’s HomePod Mini now comes in three new color options.

Three colorful HomePod Minis were announced last month and went on sale this week, adding yellow, orange, and blue options to our smart speaker home decor selections. I got to try out the trio of bright speakers, and have to say I quite like adding a pop of color to my smart home.

Apple is a bit behind the ball here; both Google and Amazon have had color choices for their smart speakers for a while now. The Nest Minis come in coral and light blue colors, and Amazon’s Echo speakers have blue, tiger orange, and options. But as usual, Apple has gone the extra mile with its design here, creating something quite genuinely delightful.

Each $99 HomePod Mini comes with a matching colored box and a different shimmering,...

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Save $32 on premium SodaStream Aqua Fizz (20% off)

04-Nov-2021 02:17

Play restaurant at home and save money on the canned stuff with this fancy sparkling water maker with glass carafes.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Is Helping Me Miss Tabletop D&D a Little Less

04-Nov-2021 02:10

As I’ve been able to get back to more physical nerdy hobbies recently, one area I’ve not quite ventured back into is in person. This is, in part, , it’s been much easier to play (due to the pandemic or otherwise). But it’s also…

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Customer-centric shopping at Geewiz

04-Nov-2021 02:02

Online shops are appearing everywhere, but GeeWiz stands out for its straightforward and customer-centric approach.

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Edgar Wright cast Anya Taylor-Joy in Last Night in Soho before it was written

04-Nov-2021 02:00

Oscar-nominated writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and filmmaker Edgar Wright are on CNET's I'm So Obsessed podcast to discuss their new film, Last Night in Soho.

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Newly Approved Weight-Loss Drug Is Selling So Fast That Many People Can't Get It

04-Nov-2021 02:00

A recently FDA-approved weight loss drug heralded as “game-changing” by some researchers is selling like hotcakes. On Wednesday, Novo Nordisk announced an unexpectedly strong third quarter, fueled by the release of its obesity drug Wegovy in the U.S. earlier this summer. The drug’s popularity has made it hard to get…

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Logging into your Google Account is about to get a bit more complicated

04-Nov-2021 02:00

Google will soon make two-step verification mandatory for all Google Accounts in order to further secure them.

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Ikea Made Sound-Absorbing Curtains to Broker Peace Between Noisy Roommates

04-Nov-2021 01:50

Good fences make good neighbors, but putting up a picket fence inside a small apartment to help keep the peace between two roommates just isn’t an option. As an alternative, Ikea, which has been all in on smart home devices lately, , which might actually be its …

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Amazon is offering 6 months of Disney Plus for free

04-Nov-2021 01:44

Amazon Unlimited Subscribers get access to Disney Plus and over 75 million songs in this bundle.

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UK’s Most Durable Snow Patch Fully Melts Away, Just Hours From UN Climate Talks in Glasgow

04-Nov-2021 01:40

The UK’s longest-lasting patch of snow, referred to as “The Sphinx,” has completely melted away for the third time in five years, . Pour one out for The Sphinx, another likely lose for the planet due to global warming

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Striking John Deere Workers Reject Second Contract Offer, Hold the Line

04-Nov-2021 01:30

John Deere workers who have been striking in protest of the company’s contract offers will continue to do so after rejecting a on Tuesday. That means nearly 10,000 workers at plants in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas will remain on the picket line, telling their employer they’re fed up and…

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Get a 60-inch QLED TV on sale for just $798 in epic Black Friday deal

04-Nov-2021 01:20

Today's best Black Friday TV deal is this Samsung 60-inch QLED TV that's on sale for just $798.

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Amazon's Echo and Eero Will Play Nice With Other Smart Home Gadgets

04-Nov-2021 01:20

Amazon has finally laid out its plans for adopting the new  smart home connectivity standard, which is launching sometime next year.

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Black Friday Amazon Echo deals 2021: early sales and what we expect to see

04-Nov-2021 01:13

Black Friday 2021 should be a perfect time to buy a new Amazon Echo device

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There’s One Tiny Problem With the World’s New Methane Pledge

04-Nov-2021 01:10

At , the U.S. and EU rolled out a global pledge to address one of our . Since the Tuesday announcement, more than 100 countries have now said they’re joining the pledge. But a few key actors are sitting out of the pledge—and one, in particular, is…

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Marvel's New Hulkling & Wiccan Comic Would Warm the Scarlet Witch's Cold, Dead Heart

04-Nov-2021 01:00

Since the moment they were first introduced together in the pages of Young Avengers back in 2005, , the shapeshifting heir to the Kree and Skrull thrones, and Billy Kaplan, , have been inseparable, and their love for each other been obvious to everyone who…

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Black Friday Apple deal drops the all-new AirPods Pro to record-low price

04-Nov-2021 00:57

The all-new AirPods Pro are on sale for a record-low price of $189.99 in this fantastic early Black Friday Apple deal.

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Signs of Water Seen in Massive Galaxy of the Early Universe

04-Nov-2021 00:52

Scientists studying the most massive known galaxy in the early universe have found evidence of water in it, an intriguing observation that sheds light on how the universe has evolved.

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Roku Effectively Bans Porn With Private Channel Crackdown

04-Nov-2021 00:30

Taking action against the uncertified channels it has long ignored, Roku announced a last week that will see the company effectively ban private channels, including porn streaming services, on March 1, 2022.

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Your free PS5 warranty is about to expire, so don't wait around for a repair

04-Nov-2021 00:25

If you bought a PS5 at launch, your one-year warranty is almost up.

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Last Action Hero Is an Underappreciated Time Capsule of Meta-Movie-Magic

04-Nov-2021 00:15

“Last Action Hero is a joyless, soulless machine of a movie. An $80 million-plus mishmash of fantasy, industry in-jokes, self-referential parody, film-buff gags, and too-big action set-pieces.” That’s what the Hollywood trade wrote in late 1992 just before the, John…

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Microsoft Teams is entering a new dimension

04-Nov-2021 00:00

Microsoft has revealed Mesh for Teams which combines mixed-reality with productivity tools to create a whole new way to work.

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iPhone 13 and Z Flip 3 keep Apple and Samsung sales strong in U.S. and Europe

03-Nov-2021 23:48

The chip shortage continues to stifle smartphone sales growth, but Apple and Samsung manage to hold on in the U.S. and European markets.

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PC with PS5 chip goes on sale – but you’d be best off sticking with Sony’s console

03-Nov-2021 23:45

It may have a repurposed PS5 SoC, but the MinisForum CR50 is no gaming PC.

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Australia Plans to Kill Thousands of Feral Horses—But Scientists Say It Isn't Enough

03-Nov-2021 23:36

A proposed plan to cull upwards of 10,000 feral horses, while still retaining a smaller population, won’t prevent ongoing damage to a sensitive Australian park, according to a concerned group of scientists.

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Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Dragons of Winter Night

03-Nov-2021 23:10

Upon finishing , the second book in ’s beloved first series, I realized I had a problem: I didn’t know what it was about. Or rather, I don’t know what it isn’t about. So many characters are added, so many new plots are begun, and giant detours are taken…

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The World’s First iPhone With a Working USB-C Port Is Now Up for Auction

03-Nov-2021 22:35

Last month, engineering student , and now Pillonel has returned to reveal how he did it while also putting his custom USB-C iPhone up for auction.

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Pixel 3a confirmed to get Android 12L even as Google winds down Pixel 3 support

03-Nov-2021 21:34

Google confirms the Pixel 3a and 3aXL will get Android 12L after a spot of confusion over if the devices would also be losing support.

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Big Business Can Learn About Customer Closeness From D2C Brands

03-Nov-2021 19:00

What draws the consumer to a D2C brand over traditional businesses? Two words: customer closeness. That is, the ability for organizations to feel directly connected to the users of their products or services -- understanding their motivations, lifestyles, opinions, and attitudes. Let's first explore why D2C businesses have advantages over incumbent companies.

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RIP Pixel 3

03-Nov-2021 06:40

Yesterday Google pushed out a November security patch for its Pixel phones, but notably the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL did not get the update.

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Kobo Plus is the new all-you-can-read alternative to Kindle Unlimited

03-Nov-2021 06:32

Kobo's ebook subscription service spreads its wings to launch in select markets outside Canada.

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Get an RTX 3060 MSI gaming laptop for $400 off with this early Black Friday Newegg deal

03-Nov-2021 06:31

Early Black Friday Newegg deals continue to roll in with savings on an MSI GF75 gaming laptop with RTX 3060.

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A Common Bacteria Is Killing More Babies Than We Knew

03-Nov-2021 06:30

Researchers in the UK and affiliated with the World Health Organization are sounding the alarm over a common bacteria that can seriously harm pregnant people and their babies. In a new report released this week, the group estimates that infections caused by group B streptococcus were linked to 46,000 stillbirths,…

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Dinosaur voiced by Jack Black calls for climate action in bizarre UN video

03-Nov-2021 06:09

Heed his warning: You don't want to go extinct.

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Watch Candyman Bring Its Eerie Shadow Puppets to Life

03-Nov-2021 05:30

Rather than cutting to multiple flashbacks or clips from in order to connect its new story to the old lore, instead told the story entirely through that introduced a whole host of ghoulish figures complicating the dark lore. io9 has an…

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COVID-19 vaccines save lives. What to know about anti-vax misinformation

03-Nov-2021 05:16

We debunk the false claims spreading on social media.

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The best Black Friday 2021 deals so far

03-Nov-2021 05:11

All the best deals we've found from all over the internet in one place for you.

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How to watch Braves vs Astros and live stream World Series game 6 from anywhere

03-Nov-2021 05:01

Can Braves wrap up the World Series in Houston? Here's how to watch every game of the 2021 World Series no matter were you are with a Braves vs Astros live stream.

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Huawei might have to sell its server division following US sanctions

03-Nov-2021 05:00

Huawei is reportedly in talks with several companies to sell off its server business after it was hit hard by US sanctions.

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You can now, technically, build your own USB-C iPhone

03-Nov-2021 04:56

Robotics engineering student Ken Pillonel wowed the internet last month with a wild hack that managed to inside an iPhone X for a fully functional USB-C iPhone. And now, Pillonel has published a far more detailed video showing just how he managed to pull off the hack, with technical details, CNC instructions, and information on the custom PCB that he designed for anyone brave enough to try and put together a similar hack.

The 13-minute-long video shows off the nitty-gritty of Pillonel’s mod, which is simple in theory: combining a Lightning to USB-C connection together in a daisy chain to mimic a proper USB-C port.

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Razer's best new products from last year just got an upgrade ahead of Black Friday

03-Nov-2021 04:50

Razer announced their new Pro-line of peripherals this week, including the Pro Type Ultra wireless keyboard, the Pro Click Mini wireless mouse, and the Pro Glide XXL desk mat.

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Republican Congressman Ignores All that Jan. 6 Stuff to Get in on Trump's New Tech Thing

03-Nov-2021 04:50

A Republican representative from Indiana who blamed Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol nonetheless bought somewhere between $1,001 and $15,000 in stock in Trump’s new media and tech venture, .

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Activision Blizzard announces delays for both Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4

03-Nov-2021 04:40

Following a whirlwind of change at Blizzard Entertainment in recent months, more shifts in leadership ocurr as two of its most anticipated games are delayed.

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Netflix Now Lets You Play Video Games for Some Reason

03-Nov-2021 04:40

If you’re an Android user and a Netflix subscriber, your login credentials now as a pass to access five new games the streaming platform began rolling out this week as part of its quest to find and keep new subscribers.

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Good Omens Season 2 Reunites Its Cast, With a Twist

03-Nov-2021 04:30

has just entered production of its in Merry Olde Scotland, but that’s not the only news about the surprise return of the wildly popular Amazon Prime series. The first picture has also arrived of stars and as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, respectively.…

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Zillow is moving out of the home-selling business

03-Nov-2021 04:29

Zillow has announced that it’s winding down the Zillows Offers program, a day after reports surfaced that it purchased with the intent of flipping them to would-be home buyers. In , the company says that Zillow Offers only served “a small portion” of its customers. CEO Rich Barton now says that “We’ve determined the unpredictability in forecasting home prices far exceeds what we anticipated and continuing to scale Zillow Offers would result in too much earnings and balance-sheet volatility.”

With the program shutting down, the company says it’s reducing the estimated value of the houses it’s purchased in Q3 or will purchase in Q4 by more than $500 million....

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Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV delayed again with no release date in sight

03-Nov-2021 04:29

Blizzard Entertainment

During Activision Blizzard’s third-quarter earnings call, the publisher announced that Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 will now launch later than expected.

“As we have worked with new leadership in Blizzard and within the franchises themselves, particularly in certain key creative roles, it has become apparent that some of the Blizzard content planned for next year will benefit from more development time to reach its full potential,” a Blizzard executive said during the call.

Activision Blizzard mentioned “higher voluntary turnover” and “the departure of a number of individuals across the company” as factors contributing to this new delay.

Blizzard Entertainment suffered a large number of firings and , including

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Ford reveals Mustang Mach-E GT electric crate motor, and this F-100 concept shows it off - Roadshow

03-Nov-2021 04:26

This classic pickup has an electric powertrain, just as an example, but Ford will sell anyone this new Eluminator electric crate motor.

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How scientists are tackling methane emissions with killer viruses and seaweed diets

03-Nov-2021 04:25

Researchers look to formidable new allies to rein in methane emissions from agriculture.

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Blizzard co-lead Jen Oneal steps down three months after taking the role

03-Nov-2021 04:21

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Jen Oneal is stepping down as a co-lead of Blizzard just three months after taking the role in the wake of the sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Activision Blizzard by the state of California. Mike Ybarra, a former Xbox executive who had stepped into the co-lead role alongside Oneal, will now be the sole lead of the studio, effective immediately.

“I want you to hear from me personally that I have made the decision to step away from co-leading Blizzard Entertainment and will transition to a new position before departing ABK at the end of the year,” Oneal said in a . “I am doing this not because I am without hope for Blizzard, quite the opposite — I’m inspired by the passion of everyone here, working...

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CDC panel recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5 to 11

03-Nov-2021 04:19

An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously endorsed the coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

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In Bizarre Decision, the FEC Says Foreign Donors Can Now Throw Money at U.S. Ballot Initiatives

03-Nov-2021 04:15

In a move that can only signal good things to come, the Federal Election Commission has apparently ruled that it’s totally cool for foreign donors to financially contribute to U.S. ballot initiatives. The news, which was initially , could mean that America’s domestic policy is now basically up for…

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Fired #AppleToo Activist Files Labor Charge Against Apple

03-Nov-2021 04:05

One of the key leaders of the growing movement has filed a charge with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, claiming Apple fired her in retaliation for organizing, documents seen by Reuters. The charge brought by former Apple Maps program manager Janneke Parrish swells the total count of…

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This baby monitor eased my parenting nightmares and sleep scares for my little one

03-Nov-2021 04:00

The Nanit Pro is everything a first-time parent needs to get a better night's sleep.

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T-Mobile continues adding phone, home broadband subscribers as it reports third-quarter earnings

03-Nov-2021 04:00

The carrier now has nearly 107 million users.

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Planetary Scientists Recreate Arrakis From Dune, and It Really Is a Hellhole

03-Nov-2021 03:59

By modifying a well-known climate model and applying it to the fictional world of Arrakis, a group of scientists has shown that Frank Herbert’s depiction of a desert planet in the book series Dune was surprisingly apt, though with some surprising differences.

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Don’t Go Cheering Facebook for Killing Its Face Recognition Database Just Yet

03-Nov-2021 03:55

On Tuesday, Facebook offered us a brief respite from the of awful news stories on the company with a pretty pleasant-sounding announcement. According to a new from the platform’s , Meta, the big blue app will be shuttering its facial recognition systems “over the coming weeks.”

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Fired Apple worker reportedly files complaint with NLRB over alleged retaliation

03-Nov-2021 03:54

The employee was part of a movement called #AppleToo, which aimed to change the iPhone maker's culture.

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Joe Biden at COP26: Five things you need to know

03-Nov-2021 03:53

This is the summary you need of the US president's whirlwind couple of days at the UN climate summit.

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If you haven’t gotten a Switch N64 controller yet, you’ll have to wait until next year

03-Nov-2021 03:46

The Nintendo Switch N64 controller. | Image: Nintendo

The special Nintendo 64 controller for the Nintendo Switch on Tuesday, but if you missed buying one before they sold out, you won’t get a chance to pick one up until 2022, on Nintendo’s website. We don’t know exactly when it will be back in stock, as all Nintendo says is that “more controllers will be available in 2022.”

Switch N64 controllers are out of stock until 2022.

The Nintendo 64 controller was released ahead of the availability of the , a premium Nintendo Switch Online tier that gives you access to Nintendo 64 games and Sega Genesis games. You don’t need the controller to play Nintendo 64...

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Razer's Mechanical Keyboard Gets a Professional (and Slightly More Quiet) Makeover for the Office

03-Nov-2021 03:45

Razer’s mechanical gaming keyboards are very good, but they go a little heavy on the gaming part. If you want the feel of a mechanical gaming keyboard without the aesthetic, Razer is toning it down with a new office-focused lineup.

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Station Eleven trailer reveals HBO Max's post-apocalyptic drama: 'There is no rescue mission...'

03-Nov-2021 03:44

Watch the striking trailer for HBO's take on the bestselling novel, coming this December.

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Googler who helped lead 2018 walkout will reportedly join the FTC

03-Nov-2021 03:30

illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Former Google employee Meredith Whittaker could soon be working at the Federal Trade Commission as an AI policy advisor, . Whittaker may be best known for helping to organize a , where 20,000 employees protested against how the company handled alleged sexual harassment, and for , claiming that it had . Now, the FTC seems to be in the process of hiring her to help shape regulations around AI and Big Tech.

According to The Information, Whittaker hasn’t been officially appointed yet, as steps like running a background check aren’t complete. If she is hired, though, she’ll bring a good deal of experience — she...

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Common Android 12 problems and how to fix them

03-Nov-2021 03:29

Android 12 introduces a wide range of useful new features, tweaks, and enhancements, although it isn't short of a few teething problems. Here's how to fix them.

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Current refinance rates on Nov. 2, 2021: Rates fall

03-Nov-2021 03:25

A few major refinance rates decreased today. If you're looking to refinance, now might be the right time to lock in a low rate.

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Build the off-road Beast, Chevy -- we dare you - Roadshow

03-Nov-2021 03:23

C'mon, do it. This is boss.

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Mortgage interest rates as of Nov. 2, 2021: Rates continue to drop

03-Nov-2021 03:19

Average rates for both 15- and 30-year fixed mortgages inched down today, but are still hovering near recent highs.

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Scientists find baby seals can change their tone of voice like humans do

03-Nov-2021 03:18

"Don't use that tone with me," says a mother seal, probably.

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Hey, Great, Another Goddamned Show About a Deadly Pandemic

03-Nov-2021 03:10

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A mysterious plague appears out of nowhere, the world is completely unprepared for it, and countless people die. If this sounds like an appealing premise for a TV series that is not , , , , , and all the other shows…

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Facebook is ending face recognition, will delete all user data

03-Nov-2021 03:00

Facebook is shutting down its Face Recognition feature as its new parent company Meta aims to limit the use of facial recognition technology.

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New Morbius trailer hints at Marvel and Spider-Man crossovers

03-Nov-2021 03:00

It's been more than a year since we've had a glimpse at Sony's Spidey spinoff.

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are now available at Walmart (update: sold out)

03-Nov-2021 02:59

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Walmart’s latest PS5 and Xbox Series X restocking event was back for a second day of console restocks at 4PM ET / 1PM PT, but it seems to be over now. Perhaps these near-holiday restocks will be happening with greater frequency than we expected, since Walmart did two consecutive events.

We expected to see Walmart’s new queueing system in action, which we saw for the first time during the November 1st restock. If you load one of these pages, you’ll get a place in line, and you can keep browsing Walmart’s site as a timer runs down to let you purchase a console, assuming there’s still stock left. However, that new queueing system wasn’t used for the November 2nd restock, for reasons unknown.

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Bloodborne is finally coming to PC... kind of

03-Nov-2021 02:53

Though fans still won’t be getting the beloved title for PC, a team of devs has been hard at work making a PSX demake version of Bloodborne.

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Assassin's Creed Infinity: what you need to know about the new Assassin’s Creed platform

03-Nov-2021 02:50

What exactly is Assassin’s Creed Infinity? Read on to find out.

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Tucci Hot Rods' awesome Ford Maverick brings back mini truckin' at SEMA - Roadshow

03-Nov-2021 02:45

With 3D-printed parts and turbofan wheels, we're dying to drive this little truck.

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Taylor Swift's best lyrics, from her debut album to Evermore

03-Nov-2021 02:43

Commentary: We're buckling up for those new vault tracks on Red (Taylor's Version).

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Haunting Satellite Imagery Shows Turkey’s Second-Largest Lake Has Dried Up

03-Nov-2021 02:40

A new satellite image of Turkey’s Lake Tuz is gorgeous—and, if you know more about what it’s portraying, worrying. The stunning capture from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite shows Turkey’s second-largest lake has , exposing a haunting expanse of salt.

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Awkwafina's Stunt Double for Marvel's Shang-Chi on Her Unusual (and Awesome) Career Path

03-Nov-2021 02:30

You probably don’t recognize the name Lee Chesley, but if you’ve seen Marvel’s most recent record-breaking blockbuster, you’ve absolutely seen her work. She’s the stunt double for in —and that’s not the only impressive entry on her resume. io9 got a chance to speak…

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Ford’s selling electric crate motors based on the one in the Mach-E

03-Nov-2021 02:26

Ford has an electric crate motor based on the one that powers the GT version of the Mustang Mach-E. The “Eluminator e-crate motor” makes 281 horsepower, 317 pound-feet of torque, and costs $3,900.

The motor is just the first in a series of EV building blocks Ford says it plans to sell, like battery systems, motor controllers, and inverters, all of which would make it easier to retrofit internal combustion engine vehicles with all-electric drivetrains. Right now, those types of conversions are still mostly limited to specialty shops and hobbyists who often cobble together parts from all sorts of random places in the supply chain.

To promote the new motor, Ford built a one-off all-electric version of a 1978...

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QAnon FAQ: Why Q believers think JFK Jr. is returning today

03-Nov-2021 02:22

Trump is gone, but QAnon is still around.

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We’ll All Probably End Up in Microsoft’s Metaverse

03-Nov-2021 02:20

The isn’t the only tech giant trying to sell you on the metaverse. Microsoft is rolling out some new virtual collaboration features designed to make working in a virtual office less terrible or something. In Microsoft’s metaverse version of the office, you’ll use a 3D avatar to…

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Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition system, affecting over a billion people

03-Nov-2021 02:19

The company will delete all of its face scan data, citing societal concerns and regulatory uncertainty.

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Apple's AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro are water-resistant, not waterproof: What that means

03-Nov-2021 02:00

Apple's newest earbuds can withstand a little splashing, but don't wear them while swimming.

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Intact Maya Canoe Found in Underwater Mexican Cave

03-Nov-2021 01:55

Cenotes, submerged limestone sinkholes in Central America, have a as repositories of ancient artifacts. Just last week, Mexico’s cultural heritage bureau announced another cave discovery: a centuries-old Maya canoe submerged in water.

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10 Facebook Publishers Responsible for Nearly 70% of Climate Change Denial Content

03-Nov-2021 01:50

Anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes online is likely acutely aware of the seemingly of climate change denial content swirling across social media. But the vast misinformation maelstrom is largely being churned out by less than a dozen publishers.

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Carrie Was About the Horrific Cost of Living in Someone Else's Head Rent Free

03-Nov-2021 01:30

In both Carrie and director of the novel starring Sissy Spacek, Carrie White herself is the telekinetic Chekov’s gun whose inner power is the deadly shot you’re meant to awaiting with eager anticipation. As you watch Carrie bear the burden of growing up sheltered in an…

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This 4K Laser Projector Can Compensate for the Color of a Painted Wall

03-Nov-2021 01:00

For the absolute best picture you should always pair a home theater projector with a reflective white screen, but how many actually do that? For those of us too lazy to go the extra mile, includes presets that automatically compensate for the color of a painted wall.

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Louisiana Governor Spends Time at COP26 Touring One of the UK’s Biggest Polluters

03-Nov-2021 00:53

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is one of a number of officials attending the in Glasgow. As with most people at the conference, known as COP26, he was there to tout his commitment to a safe climate.

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Sure Sounds Like Zack Snyder's Justice League Derailed Ava DuVernay's New Gods Movie

03-Nov-2021 00:30

When announced back in 2018 that penned by comic book writer Tom King, the news was intriguing—if only for the promise of the creative team potentially bringing the likes of , to the silver screen. While it…

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Fingers Crossed! QAnon Faithful Await the Return of JFK Jr. on the Grassy Knoll in Dallas

03-Nov-2021 00:08

Spoiler alert: JFK Jr. is dead, folks.

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Marvel's Eternals Head to Bollywood in This New Clip

02-Nov-2021 23:30

Eternals is getting , but I’m reasonably confident that comedian will be one of the movie’s biggest highlights as Kingo, the immortal superhero with the . Thanks to this new clip from the movie, in which Sersi, Ikaris, and Sprite visit the star on the set of his newest…

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Mark Zuckerberg Wants Robots to Wear His Skin

02-Nov-2021 23:20

Each passing day is allegedly bringing us closer to the virtual reality cosmopolis known as the metaverse. The bad news is that prominent voices in tech are the “virtual world created by an evil monopolist” in the Neal Stephenson novel Snow Crash in the same breath they’re using to talk about…

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Google Pixel 6 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

02-Nov-2021 22:28

The Pixel 6 Pro finds Google going all out to make a complete smartphone, but how does it measure up to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra? We find out in this test.

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Facebook verified a fan page posing as Elon Musk, but now the page is gone

02-Nov-2021 06:26

This is the fan page verified as Elon Musk.

with 153,000 followers had been verified as the official page representing the Tesla Technoking — in violation of Facebook’s own rules — but sometime after we first published this story on Monday, the page became inaccessible. It’s unclear if Facebook took it down or the owners chose to make it unavailable.

To be clear, the page wasn’t pretending it’s Musk; it that it was a fan page in its About section (emphasis ours):

Musk owns a Tesla Roadster car 0001 (the first one off the production line) from Tesla Motors, a company in which he is an early investor. The Roadster is a battery electric sportscar with a 220 mile range.

This is a fanpage, uploading tweets etc from him

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Image Comics' Workers Are Unionizing, a First for the Industry

02-Nov-2021 06:10

It’s long been said by countless people in and around the comic book industry that they should unionize. Finally, in 2021, workers from Image Comics have decided to do just that.

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Zillow reportedly needs to sell 7,000 houses after it bought too many

02-Nov-2021 06:09

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Zillow is trying to offload around $2.8 billion worth of houses onto investors after it bought them with the intent of selling them to hopeful homeowners and landlords, according to . This follows that the real estate browsing website had to stop buying houses when it found itself with excess inventory after the company told investors it planned on ramping up its flipping business.

Some readers may be surprised that Zillow buys and sells houses, rather than just acting as a place for real estate agents to post listings — I was too when I first heard about it, but the company has actually been doing this for years through . According to its site, the idea is that...

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Beats discontinues several products including Powerbeats, Solo Pro, and Beats EP

02-Nov-2021 06:03

The Beats Solo Pro on-ear headphones are being discontinued despite being newer than models that will remain available. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

On the same day that it announced , which are receiving universal praise in early reviews, Apple’s Beats brand is thinning out the rest of its product lineup.

As noticed by , the company has quietly discontinued the , noise-canceling headphones, and entry-level Beats EP headphones. All three products are no longer available directly from Apple, and while stock may remain at third-party retailers, they’ll be gone once current inventory is sold through.

A Beats spokesperson confirmed the news, but declined to go into detail on why these specific products have gotten the axe. It’s reasonable to speculate that their sales came in well below the company’s more established hits. Clearly...

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Best early Black Friday 2021 headphone deals available right now: Sony, Bose, Jabra and more

02-Nov-2021 06:00

Black Friday 2021 isn't coming for another few weeks but the Black Friday headphone deals are already underway.

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Browser wars: Google Chrome just received a major performance boost

02-Nov-2021 06:00

Google Chrome now prefetches search results faster and uses even less system memory.

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Ford debuts its 2023 Bronco DR racer, ready for Baja - Roadshow

02-Nov-2021 06:00

10/10 would race!

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Pokemon Go Día de Muertos event: Collection Challenge, bonuses and more

02-Nov-2021 06:00

Pokemon Go is kicking off November with a Día de los Muertos celebration.

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Ford Bronco DR is a desert born and bred - Roadshow

02-Nov-2021 06:00

Just what the doctor ordered.

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Netflix Yanks Two Spy Drama Episodes After Philippines Outcry Over China Map

02-Nov-2021 06:00

Seemingly hell-bent on in the back half of 2021, Netflix quietly removed two episodes of the spy drama Pine Gap from the Philippines on Monday after the country accused the streaming service of accidentally-maybe-on-purpose depicting a map that legitimizes China’s claims to the South China Sea.

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Black Friday started early for Amazon devices - 11 deals you need to see

02-Nov-2021 05:52

Black Friday device deals are live at Amazon, and we have the 11 best deals on TVs, Echo smart speakers, tablets, and more.

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Pretty Much All Computer Code Can Be Hijacked by Newly Discovered 'Trojan Source' Exploit

02-Nov-2021 05:50

A new study shows that pretty much all of the world’s computer code is vulnerable to a sneaky kind of exploit, the likes of which could (in the worst-case scenario) result in large-scale supply chain attacks.

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Best TV shows 2021: Squid Game, Midnight Mass, The North Water, more

02-Nov-2021 05:48

The year is coming to an end, so it's time to look back at the stellar shows of 2021.

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The Chinese version of Fortnite is shutting down in mid-November

02-Nov-2021 05:47

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Epic Games, the developer behind Fortnite, is shutting down the battle royale in China in mid-November (via ). A translated post on reveals that the “test” of the game “has come to an end.”

The post says users will no longer be able to sign up or download Fortnite starting Monday. On November 15th, Epic Games will shut down Fortnite’s servers completely and bar users from logging in. The notice thanks players for “boarding the bus” and participating in the game. Epic didn’t provide any additional information on why it decided to close out the game.

However, it may have something to do with China’s new gaming restriction...

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Best phone to buy in 2021

02-Nov-2021 05:45

Whether you want Apple's iPhone, a Google Pixel, a Samsung Galaxy or another phone, these are the top options you can buy right now.

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Google Promises to Fix Pixel 6 Pro's Weird Flickering Display Problem

02-Nov-2021 05:40

The launch has been relatively smooth so far, but one weird issue has popped up: A handful of reports started (via ) shortly after the phone officially went on sale last week claiming that the Pixel 6 Pro’s screen flickers when the phone is turned off, but only when you…

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Zinc May Help You Beat a Cold, but No One Knows the Best Way to Take It

02-Nov-2021 05:30

A new review of existing evidence conducted by researchers in Australia points to a modest but real benefit from using zinc to combat the common cold. The study found that zinc supplementation can likely prevent and shorten the duration of typical respiratory infections. At the same time, there’s much less known…

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Ecobee acquired by generator company Generac for $770 million

02-Nov-2021 05:29

An Ecobee smart thermostat

Toronto-based smart home thermostat startup Holdings for $770 million, the companies announced Monday.

The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Ecobee CEO and founder Stuart Lombard told The Verge that he will stay on as CEO, and the company will operate as a subsidiary of Generac. It has no plans to move out of its Toronto office and has plans to “significantly” grow the office later this year, Lombard said.

Ecobee was founded in 2007 and has expanded from the smart thermostats it’s known for, adding a that doubles as a home security system to its lineup. Generac, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, was founded in 1959 and makes backup residential...

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TikTok's latest trend: Strange adventures in the great outdoors

02-Nov-2021 05:24

TikTok adventurers are taking you into the wild.

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Something keeps exploding in space and astronomers have no idea what it is

02-Nov-2021 05:14

Scientists are at a loss to explain a fast radio burst source that is exploding over and over again.

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What is crypto staking? Here's how the new crypto craze works, and how to get started on eToro

02-Nov-2021 05:05

Reap rewards by putting your existing cryptoassets to work

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Chris Pratt, the voice of Mario, will also be voicing Garfield

02-Nov-2021 05:05

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Chris Pratt’s next big role has been revealed: he’ll voice Garfield in a new animated film based on the famous comic strip cat, .

Pratt does have big shoes (paws?) to fill, as he’ll be following Bill Murray’s take on Garfield from Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. Additional details on the new movie are light, though, and we still don’t know exactly when we’ll be able to hear Pratt as Garfield scarf down some lasagna. THR does report that Garfield creator Jim Davis will serve as an executive producer, though.

The surprising revelation that Pratt will play Garfield follows another huge Pratt Cast(ing): Nintendo announced in September that in the Mario movie...

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Chromebook sales are plummeting ahead of Black Friday

02-Nov-2021 05:01

Chromebook sales in the US have fallen precipitously in Q3 of this year, largely because anyone who wants one probably already has one.

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With News of Chris Pratt's Garfield, We Are Become Mondays

02-Nov-2021 04:50

Another day, another instance of seemingly out of nowhere. Alcon Entertainment and Sony Pictures just announced that the star of Jurassic World and , and the voice of characters in and Onward, will provide the voice of the…

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Giants vs Chiefs live stream: how to watch NFL Monday Night Football online anywhere

02-Nov-2021 04:49

Here's how to get a New York Giants vs Kansas City Chiefs live stream and watch NFL Monday Night Football from anywhere, as the G-Men look to spring a potential shock of the season.

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Uber will now bring you diapers, wipes and other baby essentials

02-Nov-2021 04:46

Parents and caregivers can get on-demand delivery of baby and kid items via the Uber and Uber Eats apps.

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Tesla starts selling home charger that works with other EVs

02-Nov-2021 04:45

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Tesla has launched a new at-home wall charger that works with other electric vehicles, as . The new Level 2 wall charger was quietly added to the company’s online store on the same day it started allowing non-Tesla EVs to charge at Supercharger stations in the Netherlands — the first step in a much larger plan to open up access to Tesla’s charging network around the world.

The new charger uses a standard J1772 connector, not Tesla’s proprietary one, meaning it should work fine with other electric vehicles in North America. It’s competitively priced, too, at $415 (though it has to be installed by a professional electrician). Tesla says it can charge at up to 9.6kW and is designed for both indoor or outdoor...

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Amazon to launch first two Project Kuiper satellites in late 2022

02-Nov-2021 04:41

Project Kuiper, Amazon's satellite broadband initiative, will take to the skies with two prototype satellites in the fourth quarter of next year.

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Apple is bringing car crash detection to the iPhone, says the Wall Street Journal

02-Nov-2021 04:36

“Have you experienced an accident?” | Nilay Patel

Apple is reportedly working on a new iPhone and Apple Watch feature that detects if you’re in a car crash and dials 911 automatically. The current plan is to roll out such a feature next year, according to .

Google’s Personal Safety app on Pixel phones a feature to call for help when it detects car crashes, just like connected car services in modern vehicles do, including GM’s OnStar, Subaru’s Starlink, and Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect. Many cars on the road today are not equipped with any connectivity features, so getting crash detection on an iPhone too means more drivers can get the help they need in an accident as long as they have one in their pocket or mounted to their dash.

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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers to take part of salary in Bitcoin

02-Nov-2021 04:35

The MVP quarterback is partnering with Cash App to facilitate the crypto payment.

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Spencer won't be streaming on HBO Max this weekend, sorry

02-Nov-2021 04:33

But Dune is still streaming there.

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Rural Telecoms Fear Coming Outages as Purge of Huawei Equipment Begins

02-Nov-2021 04:30

Some ISPs across the country are about to receive reimbursements from the Federal Communications Commission to “rip and replace” telecommunications equipment sold by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE over national concerns.

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Best live kitchen deals for Black Friday 2021: Blenders, air fryers, Instant Pots and more

02-Nov-2021 04:26

These are the absolute best early Black Friday kitchen deals to boost your culinary game in 2021.

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14 movies free to stream right now: Lady Bird, Back to the Future, Downton Abbey, more

02-Nov-2021 04:24

You don't need a subscription to Netflix, Hulu or HBO Max to enjoy some genuinely great films, including several Oscar winners.

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Intel’s Arc Alchemist GPU is looking pretty in silver according to newly leaked images

02-Nov-2021 04:23

Intel’s Arc Alchemist graphics card seems to have been revealed by YouTube account Moore’s Law is Dead, giving us a look at both the model color and the PCB layout.

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Amazon won't require masks for fully vaccinated warehouse workers, report says

02-Nov-2021 04:23

The company is ending a mask mandate for vaccinated workers in its fulfillment centers. Amazon hasn't required workers to get vaccines.

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Xbox and Sega may team up to build games with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform

02-Nov-2021 04:21

The move is linked to Sega's "Super Game" online project.

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People are reporting that MacOS Monterey is bricking their laptops

02-Nov-2021 04:20

You might want to hold off on upgrading your MacBook's OS, especially if you have an older computer.

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In-Flight Peloton Classes Could Make Flying Less Stressful (or Totally Awful)

02-Nov-2021 04:20

Working out on a flight sounds a little weird, but it’s not unheard of. I was once a dogmatic yoga practitioner who would sneak to the back of the plane to squeeze in some poses (what else is there to do on an 11-hour international flight?). Don’t get me wrong: I would never willingly touch the floor of an airplane,…

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Archaeologists Cast Doubt on ‘Oldest’ Evidence of Humans in the Americas

02-Nov-2021 04:11

A research paper in 2020 made headlines by claiming that , but some archaeologists are raising concerns that the evidence was misread.

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Disney Plus: Shang-Chi, other movies, shows, prices and everything else to know

02-Nov-2021 04:06

Here's everything to know about the service, its movies and its shows -- including when to expect Shang-Chi will be available to stream "free."

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Amazon lifts mask mandates for vaccinated warehouse employees

02-Nov-2021 04:05

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon is lifting its mask mandate for fully vaccinated warehouse workers in the US (via ). The company reportedly sent out a notice to operations employees, stating that vaccinated workers are no longer required to wear masks starting November 2nd. Masks will still be required if state or local laws mandate them, however.

“Vaccines are universally available across the US, and vaccination rates continue to rise, which enables the ability to return to our previous mask policy,” the notice reads (via CNBC). An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that the company will be lifting its mask mandates for vaccinated employees and emphasized that Amazon will continue to...

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US Treasury says stablecoins should be regulated like banks

02-Nov-2021 04:04

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The US Treasury Department is urging Congress to pass legislation that would require stablecoins to be issued by banks subject to federal banking laws in a (.pdf) from the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, a panel headed by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

The report recommends legislation that would guard against stablecoin runs, address concerns about payment system risk, and address additional concerns about systemic risk and economic concentration of power.

A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency typically backed by a fiat currency like the US dollar or the Euro, though it may also be backed by a basket of investments; the “stable” part comes from how the coin is pegged to its backing. Stablecoins are used...

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The ProForm 750R Rower is down to just $574

02-Nov-2021 04:03

Buy this folding rowing machine at Amazon or Best Buy and save a few hundred dollars.

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Microsoft Teams is bringing back one of the most divisive Windows features ever

02-Nov-2021 04:00

Clippy will soon be available in a new retro sticker pack for Microsoft Teams that you can use to reply to messages in chat.

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Y: The Last Man's Agent 355, Ashley Romans, on Those Finale Cliffhangers and More

02-Nov-2021 04:00

Anyone who has read the comics or can probably agree on one thing: Agent 355 is the best character. The mysterious and badass super-spy entrusted by the President to protect her only son, who just happens to be the last man on Earth, is capable, vulnerable, and just…

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How to watch Canelo vs Caleb Plant: date, time, card and live stream channels

02-Nov-2021 03:48

Can Alvarez unify the Super-Middleweight division? See how to watch a Canelo vs Plant live stream and watch boxing online from anywhere on Saturday, with date and time explained.

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The best projector of 2021 is on sale at Best Buy ahead of Black Friday

02-Nov-2021 03:35

You can save $1,000 on the Samsung Premiere 4K ultra-short throw projector in this unbeatable early Black Friday deal.

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Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock live updates: it's another disaster

02-Nov-2021 03:33

The PS5 restock is happening today, November 1, according to Walmart, and both versions of the Sony console will be in stock.

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Leaked 'Confidential' Facebook Doc Reveals Internal Rift Over Handling of Political Ads

02-Nov-2021 03:10

For a company that makes of its revenue off of targeted ads, Facebook’s never been the best at describing how those ad dollars actually get made in the first place. The platform’s privacy policies are , its ad-focused public statements are , and its communication with advertisers…

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Introducing a Godzilla-Sized Amount of Mondo Collectibles for Godzilla Day

02-Nov-2021 03:00

On November 3, 1954, Godzilla changed the face of film forever. Now, fans everywhere each November 3 and the team at to ring in 67 years of building smashing and primal screaming. Together they’re releasing a ton of merch, which io9 is…

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Now, Even Older Macs Can Have a Notch

02-Nov-2021 02:40

Notchless MacBook users may have a reason to rejoice thanks to a new app by developer Chris Jones. Called Notch Pro, the app adds a black notch below the top center of a user’s screen to emulate the new MacBook Pro’s most controversial design decision.

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'Cooperative Perception' Could Help Autonomous Vehicles See Pedestrians Around Corners

02-Nov-2021 02:30

New technology developed by researchers in Australia could help self-driving vehicles steer clear of pedestrians and cyclists without a direct line of sight, according to .

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Best Buy’s early Black Friday deals include two OLED TVs under $1,000

02-Nov-2021 02:29

Ahead of Black Friday, Best Buy is offering incredible deals on two OLED TVs that bring them down under $1,000.

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A Field Guide to The Book of Boba Fett's Star Wars Aliens

02-Nov-2021 02:20

Once an alien on Tatooine, always an alien on Tatooine, it seems. The upcoming Disney+ Mandalorian spinoff, today which includes a bevy of extraterrestrials. These aliens were either seen in ’s cantina scene or working for Jabba in —but…

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Apple's Next iPhone and Apple Watch May Be Able to Detect Car Crashes

02-Nov-2021 02:15

According to the , Apple is working on a car crash detection feature for iPhone and Apple Watch users.

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The Green Steel Revolution Is Picking Up Steam

02-Nov-2021 02:05

We may be one step closer to seeing a worldwide revolution in thanks to a new international agreement on tariffs.

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New 500TB optical discs could be the answer to our prayers

02-Nov-2021 02:00

Researchers have developed a new high-speed laser writing method that allows up to 500TB to be written to an optical disc.

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New Morbius Featurette Homes in on His Vampiric Transformation

02-Nov-2021 01:30

In the months since , it that Sony and Marvel really made an entire movie about a C-list Spider-Man foe that doesn’t seem like it will actually . Morbius is coming, though, and the studios are going to do their…

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Wolf Blitzer Gets Lost on the Way to UN Climate Talks

02-Nov-2021 00:40

Area large adult son Wolf Blitzer appears to have taken a wrong turn on his way to .

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Doctor Who's Big New Experiment Is Off to a Very Messy Start

02-Nov-2021 00:30

Doctor Who was on the serial format. When the show first aired, stories didn’t end in a single episode—they resolved over the course of three, four, five, sometimes as many as 10 installments! The of the show has stayed mostly away from this idea, favoring small threads and arcs across…

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New Halo Infinite multiplayer map, Streets, looks perfect for close combat

02-Nov-2021 00:22

The new Streets multiplayer map for Halo Infinite has just been revealed, and it looks like it will be perfect for fans of shotguns and Halo's iconic assassinations.

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Rare Roman Statues Found Beneath Medieval Church in England

02-Nov-2021 00:19

Archaeologists conducting excavations prior to the construction of England’s high-speed rail system have uncovered three Roman busts and other rare artifacts at the site of a former church.

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Is this the Nintendo Switch Black Friday bundle for 2021?

02-Nov-2021 00:14

A new product listing at Best Buy suggests that this is the Black Friday Nintendo Switch bundle – and it's very familiar.

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All-electric Renault Megane E-Tech is the first to get LG's exciting new infotainment

02-Nov-2021 00:14

The new LG IVI system puts Google's services at your fingertips.

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Best AirPlay speakers: the top Apple-friendly wireless speakers in 2021

02-Nov-2021 00:13

Here are the best wireless speakers to stream audio from your iPhone or iPad using Apple AirPlay 2.

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Microsoft Teams vs RingCentral: Which video conferencing and collaboration service is best?

02-Nov-2021 00:09

Microsoft Teams or RingCentral? Two impressive video conferencing tools go head-to-head.

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In Roland Emmerich's Moonfall, the Moon Is Cosmically Pissed Off

02-Nov-2021 00:00

. America screwed it up for everyone. In 1969 the U.S. claimed to have put the first humans on the moon—. Turns out the astronauts found something there, pissed it off, and to get us. So yeah. That’s our bad.

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Researchers Think They Figured Out How to Squeeze 500TB on a DVD-Sized Disc

01-Nov-2021 23:51

By switching from red lasers to blue lasers with a finer beam, the storage capacity of DVDs went from 4.7GB to 25GB to allow Blu-ray discs to hold movies encoded in HD resolutions and beyond. Last week, researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK in disc storage…

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Apple's Super-Fast AR/VR Headset Is Expected Late Next Year

01-Nov-2021 23:35

The has been churning for a while now with the news of potential production delays impacting the rollout Apple’s mixed reality headset, and now we have a hint about why that might be: According to an investor note from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new device is expected to incorporate Wi-Fi 6E to…

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Google Pixel 6 Pro display bug will be fixed in December patch

01-Nov-2021 21:00

Google is rolling out a fix to the Pixel 6 Pro for flickering display issues in December.

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World Series 2021: How to watch Astros vs. Braves Game 5 on Fox

01-Nov-2021 06:00

The Fall Classic between Houston and Atlanta continues Sunday, and you can stream it live, no cable required.

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Roblox is back online after an outage that lasted three days

01-Nov-2021 05:24

Roblox went down Thursday evening | Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

After an outage that began Thursday evening, Roblox appeared to be back online Sunday evening. The company said in a tweet at about 4PM ET Sunday that it was “incrementally bringing regions back online.”

The problems began October 28th around 7PM ET, when the platform first reported it was having issues, and said it was “.” Some speculated that the outage was caused by a cross-promotion with Chipotle that went live about a half hour before the problems began, but the the outage was “not related to any specific experiences or partnerships on...

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Apple’s app tracking policy reportedly cost social media platforms nearly $10 billion

01-Nov-2021 05:13

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

An investigation by found that Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube lost around $9.85 billion in revenue following Apple’s changes to its privacy practices. Last year, that requires apps to ask permission to track users’ data. The , barring apps from tracking users if they opt out.

, and thanks to the FT’s report, now we know why company leaders were so frustrated. According to the report, Facebook lost the most money “in absolute terms” when compared to other social platforms due to its massive size. Meanwhile, Snap “fared the worst as a percentage of its...

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Leaked images show ASUS may be releasing a Surface Pro competitor that docks to an external GPU

01-Nov-2021 04:55

Photo by Evan Blass

ASUS may be releasing a successor to the ROG Flow X13, the convertible laptop that doubles as a gaming PC. Evan Blass (), a reliable leaker, tweeted out a photo of the ROG Flow Z13 — at a glance, it looks fairly similar to .

If the leaked ROG Flow Z13 is anything like the X13, we already know how it may perform. The X13, a convertible laptop, can be connected to ASUS’ external graphics card (eGPU) called the , which .

The eGPU also serves as a USB dock with a number of ports, transforming the 13-inch convertible into a...

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How science is helping unearth an 80-year-old Holocaust mystery

01-Nov-2021 04:05

Out of the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto, remnants of resistance emerge, thanks to advanced geoscientific tools and a team determined to keep the horrors of history from fading.

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Luigi Finally Gets His Lego Due With Luigi's Mansion Sets

01-Nov-2021 04:00

Nintendo puts the spotlight on so much that when they turn their eye to his younger brother , it makes those moments shine all the brighter. So it goes with Lego: as of a couple months ago, the green plumber Super Mario Starter Course, and now he’s getting some sets all to himself. Well, and the…

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Apple's Privacy Policy Cost Snap, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube an Estimated $9.85 Billion in Revenue

01-Nov-2021 03:46

With its launched in April, Apple overhauled its iPhone lineup’s privacy settings to give users more control over their data. That decision cost Snap, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube an estimated $9.85 billion in lost revenue in the second half of this year, reports.

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Europol Captures 12 Suspects Believed to Have Used Ransomware to Attack 1,800 Victims in 71 Countries

01-Nov-2021 03:43

The fight against ransomware attacks continues, this time on the other side of the Atlantic. Following a two-year investigation, Europol announced this week that it had captured 12 individuals in various criminal organizations who were “wreaking havoc across the world” by launching ransomware attacks on critical…

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Leaked Lenovo Thinkbook Plus image shows a second screen next to the keyboard

01-Nov-2021 03:40

A leaked image that shows a Lenovo ThinkBook Plus with a second screen next to the keyboard. |

Reliable tech gadget leaker Evan Blass on Sunday that showed a 17-inch Lenovo ThinkBook Plus with a second screen to the right of the keyboard. The screen looks like it is being used to draw or write on a color image on the laptop’s main screen, and appears that the computer would include a full keyboard and a large trackpad along with an extra-wide display. The image also shows what looks like a pen or drawing stylus, giving further credence to the idea that it’s meant for drawing.

There weren’t any further details about the image, which Blass posted as part of a thread...

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Apple's AR/VR headset rumored to be a premium device arriving in 2022

01-Nov-2021 03:00

According to one well-placed source, the upcoming Facebook mixed reality device is going to have some serious competition.

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October Was a Pretty Good Month for Movies

01-Nov-2021 03:00

We’ve covered weekend box offices for the month of October pretty extensively. It was hard not to with big tentpoles like , , and , and it seems to have paid off in the long run, because domestically, things were the best they’ve been for theaters in a fairly long time.

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Apple Quietly Kills 21.5-inch iMac

01-Nov-2021 02:56

As Apple continues to of Intel-powered Macs, it looks like the 21.5-inch iMac is finally being put out to pasture. Yet another causality of Apple’s shift to using its homegrown M1 processor in every product.

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Roblox players suffer through game platform's third day offline

01-Nov-2021 02:50

Millions of young players have been unable to access their games for several days.

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Black Friday gaming laptop deal: this Dell G15 with an RTX 3050 Ti is $350 off

01-Nov-2021 02:49

This Dell G15 with an RTX 3050 Ti is $305 off at the official Dell store right now - a great early Black Friday gaming laptop deal.

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Huawei Nova 9 launches in the UAE with a good camera and affordable pricing

01-Nov-2021 02:07

The Huawei Nova 9 has been launched in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and it has tempting specs but no Google services.

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UK households could see energy bills continue to rise for another 18 months

01-Nov-2021 01:45

This is according to the head of Scottish Power, who also believes even more energy suppliers will go bust in this time

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snaps spooky image of a dying star

01-Nov-2021 01:12

A star in its death throes wears orange and red "cobwebs" like a shroud.

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Werewolves and moon people: Revisiting lost movie monsters for Halloween

01-Nov-2021 01:10

Forgotten flicks from long ago continue to influence the big screen today.

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The science of fear: Why we love a good Halloween fright

01-Nov-2021 01:03

Horror movies. Haunted houses. A trauma specialist break downs the roots of our obsession with fun-filled scares.

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Buccaneers vs Saints live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

01-Nov-2021 01:01

Here's how to get a Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints live stream and watch the NFL game from anywhere, as the NFC South rivals clash for the first time this season.

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AirPods 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: the true wireless earbuds compared

01-Nov-2021 01:00

Apple’s AirPods 3 have arrived, but how do they shape up compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro?

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Does upgrading to a new iPhone every 2 years still make sense? I don't think so

01-Nov-2021 01:00

Commentary: Flagship phones are giving us only incremental improvements, and our upgrade culture makes less sense than ever.

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League of Legends: Arcane's Trailer Is an Explosive Delight

01-Nov-2021 01:00

Next week, Netflix and Riot Games will finally release the first act of episodes for . The animated series based on Riot’s popular will tell the story of fan favorite Champions Vi (voiced in the show by future Hawkeye ) and Jinx (Ella Purnell), and what led to them becoming…

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New Trailers: The Wheel of Time, The Witcher, Lightyear, House of Gucci, and more

01-Nov-2021 00:41

Rosamund Pike stars in The Wheel of Time |

I’m close to giving up on The Morning Show; the latest episode spends a lot of time building up to a twist that makes very little sense given the season so far. They only have three episodes left and a lot of plot to push forward. Luckily, Succession is getting good and juicy with the Roy siblings choosing sides, and I’m also getting caught up in Maid, mainly because of Margaret Qualley’s strong performance as Alex.

So much to watch, so little time.

We’re heavy into the sci-fi and fantasy realms in this week’s roundup, but there’s a little fashion and murder-mystery as well.

The Wheel of Time

We’ve seen a few glimpses of The Wheel of Time series based on the books by Robert Jordan, but this latest trailer shows us the beginning of...

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Halloween Kills Rings In the Scary Holiday With a Music Video

01-Nov-2021 00:10

The recent string of Halloween movies have been fairly serious affairs about generational and an unkillable brute mowing his way through a single town. You wouldn’t thing a rock song would go well with the franchise, even with Rob Zombie having once a duo of reboot films, but begs to differ.

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iPhone 13 lineup compared: Every difference between Apple's iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max

01-Nov-2021 00:00

There are four iPhone 13 models, and we'll explain how they compare spec by spec.

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No Time To Die ending explained: How Daniel Craig's last James Bond movie concludes

01-Nov-2021 00:00

The latest 007 adventure doesn't have a post-credits scene to stir you, but its ending will definitely leave you shaken.

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Google Home app gets new Photo Frame settings and possible Weather Frog display option

31-Oct-2021 23:37

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Google Home, the companion app for Google’s smart home products, is changing the way users interact with photos on the app and on Nest Hub devices. first noticed the changes, which include a revamped Photo Frame settings menu.

Now, when you use Google Home to change the displayed album while your Nest Hub is idle, you’ll see a carousel-style UI that gives you the option to choose from curated groups of photos, categorized as “Select family & friends,” “Recent highlights,” and “Favorites,” 9to5Google reports. Scroll past that, and you’ll be able to see all the albums that you’ve created.

A preview window appears at the bottom of the page, and you can swipe through the preview carousel to see how your pictures will look when...

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Hocus Pocus 2 Conjures Up Some New Cast Members

31-Oct-2021 23:30

The original is a fixture for most households on Halloween season, and Disney’s been a sequel . In lieu of an actual trailer for this Halloween, Disney revealed a new slate of characters who’ll be joining the Sanderson sisters’ (again played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimi, and…

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NFL 2021: How to watch Buccaneers vs. Saints, Cowboys vs. Vikings, RedZone and Week 8 without cable

31-Oct-2021 23:00

Week 8 of the NFL season has arrived.

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Your Spooky Doctor Who Premiere Spoiler Discussion Zone Is Here

31-Oct-2021 23:00

It’s been since we last had The Doctor and friends on our screens, but at last, she’s back! And things are looking a bit different this time around, as for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. Come talk about the first episode of , and let us know what you…

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Go read this story about how online orders are burning out Chipotle workers

31-Oct-2021 22:12

To go bags, to go bags everywhere.

Chipotle is a pioneer of the fast assembly-line restaurant format, where you get in line and guide a human worker through the process to build your meal while you watch. It’s a foolproof system, or so I thought before I revealing how Chipotle is handling the growth of online orders in a pandemic world. Once I read the accounts of various Chipotle employees interviewed in the MarketWatch article, I was stunned by what they really go through.

One employee detailed the struggle with the onslaught of online orders:

“People would just stare at us, angry,” he said. “Orders were coming in faster than they could be made. We would frequently see orders of 75, 80, 90 items within a 15-minute...

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6 tempting reasons to give Google's Pixel phones another chance

31-Oct-2021 22:00

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have arrived, but there's also the Pixel 4A, Pixel 5A and more.

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PC games to put a scream in your Halloween

31-Oct-2021 22:00

The scream team: PC games to keep you spooked throughout Halloween. Lions and tigers and bears? Oh no!

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A New Resident Evil Trailer Makes the Corniest 'Jill Sandwich' Joke Ever

31-Oct-2021 22:00

When the first trailer for the new movie dropped earlier this month, it looked like a cheesy, expensive horror flick with an...interesting soundtrack choice. Lest you think that was a mistake on the marketing team’s front for what’s meant to be the start of a , it’s apparently not,…

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Apple quietly discontinues the 21.5-inch Intel-powered iMac

31-Oct-2021 21:40

Photo by Olly Curtis/MacFormat Magazine/Future via Getty Images

Apple has apparently pulled its 21.5-inch Intel-based iMac from shelves (via ). Its discontinuation doesn’t come as much of a surprise, now that Apple is transitioning from using Intel processors to its .

The 21.5-inch iMac was still available after — it didn’t appear to go missing until sometime this week, according to MacRumors. The $1,099 21.5-inch iMac, which came with a 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-Gen Intel Core i5 and an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, is no longer found on the list of available iMacs on . A “Buy” button also doesn’t appear for the 21.5-inch iMac on page.

We reached out to Apple to confirm the changes, but didn’t...

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Titans vs Colts live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

31-Oct-2021 21:30

Here's how to get a Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts live stream and watch the NFL from anywhere, as Derrick Henry and Jonathan Taylor lead AFC South rivals into war.

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Best soft mattresses of 2021

31-Oct-2021 21:30

If you like your mattresses to feel like a cloud, these soft mattresses offer the ideal combination of sink and support.

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Steelers vs Browns live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

31-Oct-2021 21:25

Here's how to get a Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns live stream and watch the NFL week 8 game from anywhere, as the out of sorts AFC North rivals go toe-to-toe.

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Best workbench for 2021 - Roadshow

31-Oct-2021 21:00

Don't sit on the ground while trying to get stuff done in the garage, grab one of these versatile workbenches and increase your productivity.

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How horror movies can help mental health, according to science

31-Oct-2021 21:00

From zombies to beyond, horror movies can have surprising benefits for anxiety and stress -- especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Target's early holiday sales are live, but better offers start later this week

31-Oct-2021 20:49

A few lowest-to-date prices are on the way.

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How much sleep do you need? A neuroscientist crunches the numbers

31-Oct-2021 20:36

Wondering how much sleep you need per night? We asked a neuroscientist to work it out and to share her top sleep tips.

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The Book of Boba Fett: Star Wars characters who could make an appearance

31-Oct-2021 20:00

A roll call of the bounty hunters, heroes and villains who may turn up in The Book of Boba Fett.

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COP26 kicks off: What is it and why is it the 'world's best last chance' for climate action?

31-Oct-2021 20:00

World leaders will come together in Glasgow for COP26 over the next two weeks. Here's everything you need to know.

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Why Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the best subscription to pick up this Black Friday

31-Oct-2021 20:00

If you're on the hunt for a gaming subscription this Black Friday, you can't go wrong with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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Freshly review: Is this popular meal delivery service one of the best in 2021?

31-Oct-2021 20:00

This premade meal subscription may be one of the most well-known, but is Freshly actually good? We investigate.

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Mac-shaped pillow makers are back so you can cover your couch in computers

31-Oct-2021 20:00

Image: Throwboy

A company called Throwboy is for a collection of pillows shaped like classic Macs, following . It’s fittingly called The Iconic Pillow Collection 2, and features pillows shaped like soft versions of Apple’s Lisa, iBook, and both the cheese grater and cube flavors of Power Mac. For Apple history buffs who want to spruce up their living or bedrooms, it may be a campaign worth investigating.

In (which featured pillows shaped like the Finder icon, original Macintosh, and iPods), Throwboy tactfully didn’t mention specific computer names, and it refrained from doing so this time around as well. The Lisa-shaped pillow is called the 1983, the iMac...

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Apple iMac Pro 27-inch could arrive early 2022 with Mini-LED screen and M1 Pro CPU

31-Oct-2021 19:51

All-in-one might be launched at a spring event, and could have Face ID – and maybe a notch too?

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Colorful debuts Intel Z690 iGame Motherboards

31-Oct-2021 19:36

New boards feature PCIe 5.0 connectivity and DDR5 support

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Apple explains why Macs don't have Face ID and touchscreens

31-Oct-2021 19:30

Apple says it's "constantly listening" to its customers, but hasn't seen fit to release computers with Face ID or touch input.

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Apple Watch Series 3 may be cheap, but you can do better even if you want to save money

31-Oct-2021 19:00

The lower price doesn't mean it's the best value.

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How HDMI 2.1 can supercharge PS5 and Xbox Series X, 8K TVs and more

31-Oct-2021 18:00

You don't need the latest version of HDMI on your next TV, but it can unlock sweeter eye candy from next-generation game consoles.

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Austria's Latest Step Toward Going Green Is a $3.50 Per Day, Go-Anywhere Travel Card

31-Oct-2021 05:58

Austria’s Klimaticket, the nation’s $3.50 per day, go-anywhere pass to combat climate change, went live this week, . The ticket is valid for all publicly and privately operated rail, metro, and bus networks throughout the nation, and with a price tag of $1,265 (€1,095) for an annual pass, the cost works out…

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The Ghostbuster's Song Played by an Orchestra of Electronic Devices Is the Best Treat This Halloween

31-Oct-2021 05:52

If you never thought a steam iron—yes, you read that right—could deliver a stellar performance of the iconic Ghostbusters theme song, you’re in for quite a treat this Halloween.

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World Series 2021: How to watch Astros vs. Braves Game 4 on Fox

31-Oct-2021 04:28

The Fall Classic between Houston and Atlanta continues Saturday, and you can stream it live, no cable required.

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Netflix: 44 of the absolute best TV shows to watch

31-Oct-2021 03:33

From Mike Flanagan's Midnight Mass to Margaret Atwood adaptation Alias Grace, these are the TV shows to spend a lot of time with.

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Netflix: 34 of the absolute best movies to watch

31-Oct-2021 03:33

From Italian film Happy as Lazzaro to South Korean time travel thriller The Call, these are the movies to commit an evening to.

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Amazon Prime Video: The 26 best movies to watch

31-Oct-2021 03:29

Looking for what to watch tonight?

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Amazon Prime Video: The 31 best TV shows to watch

31-Oct-2021 03:28

Looking for something to watch tonight?

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Listen to Device Orchestra cover the Ghostbusters theme using electric toothbrushes and a steam iron

31-Oct-2021 03:27

An inspired musician can use pretty much anything as an instrument, but this just-in-time for Halloween cover of the Ghostbusters theme song goes in an unexpected direction. is dedicated to posting music videos recorded solely with the sounds of common household devices. It’s the work of a Finnish YouTuber who’s been creating gadget-powered covers since 2014 (via ). This time, Device Orchestra busted out 14 gadgets for its composition — including electric toothbrushes adorned with googly eyes.

One electric toothbrush with pipe cleaners for arms stands front and center, belting out the familiar chorus in a tone comparable to a musically-inclined bumblebee. It might be the star of the show, but it has plenty of...

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Facebook Expands Its Policies Against Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation to Include Kids

31-Oct-2021 03:27

In a rare preemptive move to crack down on misinformation before it goes viral, Meta, the tech giant formerly known as , is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent and the World Health Organization to take down harmful content related to the coronavirus vaccine and its effects on children.…

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Apple AirPods 3 vs AirPods Pro: what’s the difference?

31-Oct-2021 03:00

The new AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro may look similar but they have several different features that warrant the discrepancy in their price tags.

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Catch one of the trippiest sci-fi movies on Netflix this weekend

31-Oct-2021 03:00

From filmmakers now working with Marvel comes time travel thriller Synchronic.

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Fortnite Turns Its IP-Grabbing Eyes Towards the Universal Monsters

31-Oct-2021 02:30

You wouldn’t think that would be the place you go to if you wanted to see hot millennial versions of the classic , but anything’s possible in 2021. For the holiday season, the popular battle royale is holding a festival dubbed “Shortnitemares” featuring a short form miniseries called “We…

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The best board games to give in 2021: Gloomhaven, Arkham Horror, Dune and more

31-Oct-2021 01:57

The hottest things in gaming right now are classic low-tech tabletop experiences. Here's our lineup of some of the best board games for this year.

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The best gifts for readers in 2021: Kindle, Kobo, iPad Mini and more

31-Oct-2021 01:29

Save a tree, read an ebook! And remember: The Amazon Kindle isn't the only electronic ink game in town.

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Paramount Wants You to Spend Halloween Weekend With a Paranormal Activity Documentary

31-Oct-2021 01:10

When the first came to theaters in 2009, it spawned its own franchise and the found footage genre of horror films. Then it got...not particularly great, hence the reboot . Coming out alongside it, Paramount’s released a documentary about the making of the entire series for…

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Facebook to Meta: A new name but the same old problems

31-Oct-2021 00:15

Plagued by scandals, Facebook rebrands itself as Meta. The tech giant still must earn back our trust.

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Dune's Stephen McKinley Henderson Talks Jumping to Blockbusters and That Cool Parasol

31-Oct-2021 00:00

has a stacked cast of actors both established and on the rise, from Timothée Chalamet as supposed messiah Paul Atreides and as his mother Jessica to as lovable warrior Duncan Idaho. But few of the film’s stars have the “oh, it’s that guy!” energy of character actor Stephen McKinley…

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UFC 267 live stream: how to watch all the Fight Island action online today

30-Oct-2021 23:21

Fight Island is today's destination for two title fights in the Octagon - discover how to watch a UFC 267 live stream online.

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Marvel's Next Game is Coming from Skydance and Uncharted's Amy Hennig

30-Oct-2021 22:40

Since Insomniac Games showed up with Spider-Man in 2018 for the PS4, Marvel’s been doing their best to build a resume of successful AAA games. They’ve mostly been good at it — was pretty good, and proper should be pretty good as well; the from this…

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Wales vs New Zealand live stream: how to watch Autumn International from anywhere today

30-Oct-2021 22:36

Six Nations and Rugby Championship winners clash in Cardiff today - here's how to watch a Wales vs New Zealand live stream for today's huge Autumn International rugby fixture.

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Black Friday preview: LG's stunning 70-inch 4K TV gets a massive $450 price cut

30-Oct-2021 22:22

Black Friday TV deals have arrived early, and we've spotted this stunning LG 70-inch 4K TV on sale for a record-low price of $749.99.

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The Nikon Z9’s new sensor could be the start of a big shift in photography

30-Oct-2021 22:00

Nikon’s Z9 pro mirrorless camera has no mechanical shutter, relying solely on an electronic shutter. | Image: Nikon

Nikon recently its new flagship camera, the . This camera represents Nikon’s first mirrorless camera fully geared towards professional photographers and hybrid shooters, with designed for use in the demanding fields of photojournalism, sports, nature, birding, and any other use-cases that call for a camera that shoots incredibly fast at high resolution. The $5,500 Z9 is also Nikon’s first camera to omit a traditional mechanical shutter, allowing it to achieve new levels of speed and autofocus performance.

Faster speed is great, especially for sports photographers. But it’s interesting to think about where this technology could be used to take traditional-style cameras in the future. This might be the first...

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Roblox has been down for two days and it’s not because of Chipotle

30-Oct-2021 21:41

Photo Illustration by Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Roblox has been down for more than two days, with the game and its related website offline for millions of players. The hugely popular game-creating platform first started having issues at around 7PM ET on October 28th. Roblox initially said it was “,” and that it had identified “the root cause as [an] internal system issue.”

In a statement to The Verge, Roblox confirms its platform isn’t down due to an “external intrusion,” and that the company is working “around the clock” to resolve the huge outage. “We believe we have identified an underlying internal cause of the outage with no evidence of an external intrusion,” says a Roblox spokesperson. “We are in the process of performing the necessary...

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The Venture Bros. Movie Gets an Exciting Update

30-Oct-2021 21:35

When adult swim canceled  after a solid seven-season run over a year ago, the reaction was pretty strong. Earlier this year, the network for Blu-Ray and HBO Max, and now there’s been a sizable update for the upcoming movie that’s exciting despite how little it ultimately says.

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Nintendo Switch Online vs Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack: which is right for you?

30-Oct-2021 21:30

If you're not sure whether to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online or the new Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, we're here to help.

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Halloween weekend deals: Price cuts on Chromebooks, a top ice cream maker, Ryobi power tools and more

30-Oct-2021 21:10

Here's a rundown of the best deals we've come across this week.

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Facebook puts tighter restrictions on vaccine misinformation targeted at children

30-Oct-2021 21:05

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Just as between the ages of five and 11, , announced that it’s rolling out stricter policies for vaccine misinformation targeted at children (via ). The platform in late 2020, but didn’t have policies specific to kids.

that it’s partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to take down harmful content related to children and the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes any posts that imply the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe, untested, or ineffective for children. Additionally, Meta will...

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Will the Samsung Galaxy S22 feature a microSD card slot?

30-Oct-2021 21:00

Samsung ditched the microSD card slot for the Galaxy S21 range, but could it come back for the Galaxy S22?

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Galaxy Watch 4 update adds watch faces, better heart rate tracking, and more

30-Oct-2021 21:00

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, check for available software updates.

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Use Apple Wallet to store your COVID vaccination card. Here's how to set it up

30-Oct-2021 21:00

The new Apple Wallet feature is a part of the latest iOS update.

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Global climate talks in Glasgow aren’t very global

30-Oct-2021 21:00

Climate activists “set fire” to George Square, Glasgow, with an art installation of faux flames, smoke, and banners, and giant fire extinguishers, creating a field of climate fire to welcome world leaders to Glasgow for the Cop26 conference. Picture date: Thursday October 28, 2021. | Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

One of the most anticipated rounds of international climate negotiations this decade will go down at a United Nations summit in Glasgow over the next couple weeks. But many representatives from the frontlines of the climate crisis won’t be there: people from islands that may be lost under rising seas, representatives of indigenous tribes, and activists who typically turn high-level negotiations into boisterous events with their demonstrations.

The 26th annual United Nations Conference of Parties, or COP26, is the five-year anniversary of the Paris climate accords. Signatories, which included nearly every country on Earth, agreed to limit global warming to a level that might be manageable for humanity. Those nations are not close to...

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Minnesota man charged with illegally streaming MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA games for profit

30-Oct-2021 20:53

Feds say a Minnesota man illegally streamed major league sports games | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Federal authorities have accused a Minnesota man with trying to extort $150,000 from Major League Baseball after hacking into its computer system. The US Attorney’s office for the southern district of New York and the FBI have charged Joshua Streit, 30, with illegally streaming content from MLB, as well as from the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Football League (NFL).

The law enforcement agencies that between 2017 through August of 2021, Streit operated a website where he illegally streamed the sports leagues’ live games for profit. He gained unauthorized access to the leagues’ websites, and misappropriated login credentials from legitimate subscribers,...

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Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU could be coming to supercharge gaming laptops

30-Oct-2021 20:26

Nvidia has been rumored to be making a beefed up RTX 3080 mobile GPU for a while now.

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College football on ESPN Plus: what games can I watch and how much does it cost?

30-Oct-2021 20:04

Quarterback your NCAA college football season with ESPN Plus - we explain what you can watch, how and what you'll need t pay.

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Eternals is a wholly unique MCU movie – so why aren't its reviews more positive?

30-Oct-2021 20:00

Eternals is the most polarizing Marvel film since Thor: The Dark World – but its originality is what the MCU needs right now.

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Save on spooky games to play during Halloween and more

30-Oct-2021 20:00

Okay, Deathloop isn’t scary, but the deal on it is scary good.

It’s the spooky holiday this weekend, but you probably already knew that since Halloween decorations have likely been up in your town for the last month and a half. But what hasn’t been around as long (and will disappear faster than those decorations) are the deals below. To match the mood, we’re going to share special discounts on scary video games that you need to play if you’re trying to get in the holiday spirit this weekend. Just so you know, ends Monday, November 1st, likely at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Following that gaming-centric section, you’ll find deals on tech gadgets that we think you’ll enjoy.

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Okay, so Deathloop is far from being a scary game at its core (though it can become quite tense when...

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Honda e review: a cute, tech-packed electric car for the city, with one big compromise

30-Oct-2021 19:30

You'll fall in love with the Honda e's looks, and marvel at its array of tech – but don’t try and drive anywhere far or fast.

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Bag three months free with Surfshark's bargain Black Friday VPN deal

30-Oct-2021 19:23

Surfshark is a bargain at the worst of times, but right now this VPN Black Friday deal is offering even better savings.

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This fantastic Google Pixel 6 Pro deal costs nothing upfront and goes big on data

30-Oct-2021 19:15

Looking to invest in Google Pixel 6 Pro deals? This Vodafone offer from Mobiles.co.uk could be one of the best choices.

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Apple Watch 7 makes me think big upgrades could be coming to next year's smartwatch

30-Oct-2021 19:15

Improvements to the latest Apple Watch point out what's missing more clearly than ever.

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Scary movies for the tech geek in all of us

30-Oct-2021 19:00

We're scouring through some of the lesser-known spooky tech flicks out there to help us all have a more ghoulishly geeky Halloween.

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5G has no link to COVID-19 but false conspiracy theories persist

30-Oct-2021 19:00

Influencers and Russia are pushing conspiracy theories that link the coronavirus to the new, super-fast wireless technology. The theories are absolutely wrong.

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Rivian R1T rally test, 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 revealed and more: Roadshow's week in review - Roadshow

30-Oct-2021 19:00

Here's a look back at the biggest stories from the week ending Oct. 30.

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9 great reads from CNET this week: Satellite science, China crackdown, Facebook as Meta and more

30-Oct-2021 19:00

We go behind the scenes to see how Lockheed Martin builds cutting-edge satellites, take stock of China's get-tough stance on Big Tech, look at reaction to Facebook's name change and then some.

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Why Black Friday is the best time to renew your PS Plus membership

30-Oct-2021 19:00

Black Friday is easily the best time to renew your PlayStation Plus membership - or to pick one up for the first time.

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COP26: Poor countries are stuck between poverty and climate disaster

30-Oct-2021 19:00

Wealthy countries are struggling to lower emissions fast enough. It's dramatically harder for developing nations, where most of the world's population lives.

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How do you know when you're successful?

30-Oct-2021 18:30

What do the big-hitters in business have in common? This is the ultimate 'make it big' checklist.

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I'm in a love-hate relationship with my new iPhone 13 Mini

30-Oct-2021 18:15

Commentary: The iPhone 13 Mini is a big improvement over its predecessor, but I'm still not convinced.

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Meta's chief of Metaverse tells us what the future holds for the former Facebook

30-Oct-2021 18:00

Vishal Shah, VP of Metaverse for Meta (formerly Facebook), talks to CNET about... well, the metaverse.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE review: An affordable iPad Pro alternative

30-Oct-2021 18:00

This midpowered, midprice tablet has 5G and good battery life, but that may not be enough to sway people toward Android tablets.

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TCL Roku TV Wireless Soundbar hands-on: Great sound, easy setup, limited appeal

30-Oct-2021 18:00

This easy-to-use speaker makes your Roku TV sound (much) better, but it lacks physical connections and costs a bit too much.

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Should I get a GoPro Subscription during Black Friday?

30-Oct-2021 18:00

GoPro's action cameras are much cheaper when bought with its Subscription. But are there any drawbacks – and should you wait to buy a GoPro with a Subscription during Black Friday?

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Cyberpunk 2077 pushes all updates and DLC into 2022

30-Oct-2021 17:46

CD Projekt Red has updated Cyberpunk 2077’s roadmap to push all updates from late 2021 into 2022.

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This Virgin broadband deal comes with rapid fast speeds and a big cash incentive

30-Oct-2021 17:15

Virgin's broadband deal could be the best option this weekend if you're after some fast internet speeds.

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Scotland vs Tonga live stream: how to watch 2021 autumn international from anywhere

30-Oct-2021 17:13

Action from Murrayfield gets the autumn internationals underway - here's how to watch a Scotland vs Tonga live stream for today's rugby, no matter where you are.

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Honor 50 review: lose a Huawei, gain a Google

30-Oct-2021 14:00

Google’s software makes the Honor 50 a contender rather than competitive

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Somehow Adolf Hitler Has Received a Covid Vaccine Passport in the EU

30-Oct-2021 07:39

The former supreme leader of 1940s Germany would appear to be alive and well, if the European Union’s is to be believed. Actually, he’s doing better than “well”—he’s been vaccinated for covid-19.

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How to watch Astros vs Braves and live stream World Series games 3, 4 & 5 from anywhere

30-Oct-2021 06:47

It's one game apiece heading to Atlanta this weekend - here's how to watch every game of the Braves vs Astros series with a 2021 World Series live stream.

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These might be the first leaked photos of Intel’s Arc Alchemist graphics card

30-Oct-2021 06:38

Intel is building dedicated gaming graphics cards, due out in Q1 2022, and we may have just gotten our first look at the big one, the Arc Alchemist. Here are some leaked images from YouTuber (via ):

, designed to compete with Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon, and the Arc Alchemist is the first GPU in the company’s roadmap that’s actually scheduled to release. The company had previously built to test the GPU waters, but that was a comparatively weak card, based on the Xe LP (low-power) graphics architecture, and consumers couldn’t actually buy it. This new card is part of Intel’s Xe HPG roadmap (high-power / gaming) and is said to deliver...

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Daisy Ridley Will Deal a New Sci-Fi Drug in the Upcoming Mind Fall

30-Oct-2021 06:35

Daisy Ridley’s first foray into sci-fi? . The next one? . Hopefully the third time will be the charm for the a few film called Mind Fall.

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Nintendo is officially closing its Redwood City and Toronto offices

30-Oct-2021 06:14

Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge

Nintendo is closing its Redwood City, California and Toronto, Canada offices, the company confirmed in a statement to The Verge. on the closure of the Redwood City offices earlier on Friday.

Here is the company’s full statement on the decision:

Nintendo of America headquarters are in Redmond, WA, and Vancouver, BC. We are moving more of our employees and operations into those headquarters and will be closing small satellite offices in Toronto, ON, and Redwood City, CA, over time.

Devon Pritchard, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and Publisher Relations for Nintendo of America (NOA), will assume interim leadership of Sales, Marketing and Communications following the departure of Nick Chavez. Ms. Pritchard will...

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Fitness app Supernatural is becoming part of Meta after Facebook touts VR fitness

30-Oct-2021 06:05

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Meta that the studio behind will be joining the company, adding to the roster of studios owned by what Facebook’s Oculus division. The company says that Within, the company behind Supernatural, will continue to work on the popular fitness app and will also help Meta’s Reality Labs “enhance future hardware to support VR fitness apps.”

Meta scooping up Within isn’t necessarily a surprise move: it’s acquiring tons of popular VR studios, like Lone Echo devs Ready at Dawn, the team behind Beat Saber, and others working on projects that some have called the VR versions of and Roblox.

Given Meta’s

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Halloween event lets you catch Shiny Zoroark

30-Oct-2021 06:00

Shiny Zoroark and a few other ghost and dark Pokemon are appearing more frequently this weekend for Halloween.

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Best juicers to buy in 2021

30-Oct-2021 06:00

We tested popular juicers to find out if the juice is worth the squeeze.

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Pokemon Go November 2021 Community Day: Shinx, event move and bonuses

30-Oct-2021 05:50

Shinx is the star of Pokemon Go's next Community Day event.

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Pokemon Go Darkrai raid tips: Best counters, weaknesses and moveset

30-Oct-2021 05:40

The mythical dark-type Pokemon is back in raids until Nov. 5. Here are some tips to help you beat and catch Darkrai.

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Get $1,000 when you switch with this weekend's Verizon deals

30-Oct-2021 05:30

This weekend's Verizon deals are offering new customers the chance to save up to an eye-watering $1,000 with a switch.

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MacBook Pro 2021 teardown shows Apple gave repair at least some thought, iFixit says

30-Oct-2021 05:24

But what about Apple's $19 Polishing Cloth? Well, iFixit looked closely at that, too.

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How CNET tests robot vacuums

30-Oct-2021 05:21

It takes a lot of work to scientifically test robot vacuum cleaners, but it's worth the effort.

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All iOS users can now Super Follow on Twitter 

30-Oct-2021 05:21

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Twitter is allowing . The feature, first in September and only available in the US and Canada, allows users to monetize their Twitter account and create exclusive content through monthly subscriptions.

Twitter first announced Super Follows in February and rolled it out to select creators in September. Within the first two weeks, subscribers had contributed around $6,000, .

Users interested in Super Follows have to meet the minimum requirements, according to the. They have to be...

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Halloween Star P.J. Soles Looks Back at Her Totally Iconic Death Scene

30-Oct-2021 05:10

featured a lot of nods to the 1978 original Halloween, bringing back to examine how the past 40 years have treated them. But one fan-favorite character didn’t make the cut, for obvious reasons: Lynda, played by P.J. Soles, who meets her demise at the hands of…

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Vergecast: Facebook goes meta and reviews of the Pixel 6 and MacBook Pro

30-Oct-2021 05:04

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, , where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.

This week on The Vergecast, managing editor Alex Cranz (that’s me), deputy editor Dan Seifert (that’s not me), and senior reporter Alex Heath (also not me) join Nilay and Dieter to talk about Facebook’s big rebranding, , our reviews of the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and both flavors of the new MacBook Pro.

You can listen here or in your preferred podcast player for the full discussion.

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The Supreme Court May Screw Us Over On Climate, Too

30-Oct-2021 05:03

Move over, . There’s a new climate villain of the month in Washington, DC.

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Buy an iPhone 13 or iPhone 12? How to decide what's best for you

30-Oct-2021 04:56

Apple's iPhone 13 is the better choice in many cases, but the iPhone 12 may be a good pick for some.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: All the biggest differences based on rumors

30-Oct-2021 04:41

Every rumor we've heard about the Samsung's new S22 line and how it could stack up against the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.

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The Apple Polishing Cloth Is Everything Wrong With Society

30-Oct-2021 04:40

I regret to inform you all that we have reached peak Polishing Cloth. I take full responsibility for my in getting us to this point.

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UK Smokers Could Soon Get Prescriptions for E-Cigarettes

30-Oct-2021 04:30

In the not-too-distant future, doctors in the UK may be able to write prescriptions for vaping. This week, the government announced its intention to allow e-cigarette products to be prescribed as a cessation aid for smokers trying to quit traditional tobacco cigarettes. Though health officials acknowledge that these…

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The evolution of speech recognition technology

30-Oct-2021 04:30

Automated speech recognition has come a long way in the past 70 years but it still has room to improve.

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Roku launches new personal-use developer kit

30-Oct-2021 04:24

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Roku is launching a new independent developer kit that will allow developers to “experiment with and customize their devices” in personal-use capacities. Roku says it hopes the IDK will lead to innovation around internet-of-things applications, such as connecting a Roku device to a thermostat or game development.

Roku unveiled its plans for the new IDK at its online developer summit this week. The company made it clear in an about the IDK that its Roku SDK will remain the primary channel development kit for commercial applications but said that the new developer kit “enables developers to explore the platform’s capabilities and personalize their Roku experience.”

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This RTX 3090 gaming PC is $1000 cheaper with an early Black Friday Newegg deal

30-Oct-2021 04:20

This early Black Friday offer from Newegg can get you an RTX 3090 gaming PC for the inflated price of the card itself right now.

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New Marvel game coming from the former creative director of the Uncharted series

30-Oct-2021 04:16

She has the resume to make a potentially great game.

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LG TVs Will Now Automatically Disable the Dreaded Motion Smoothing for Prime Video

30-Oct-2021 04:10

Beginning this week, LG’s 2020 and 2021 4K and 8K smart TVs will that will allow viewers to automatically watch their Amazon Prime Video content in , “the way the content creators intended it.” That’s a slightly nicer way of saying that Prime Video users will soon be able to…

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iFixit actually tore down Apple’s backordered $19 screen cloth

30-Oct-2021 04:09

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I can’t say I expected there to be more news about , but here we are. Not only has iFixit given it the teardown treatment and a (perhaps slightly tongue-in-cheek) repair score, but it’s apparently become one of Apple’s hardest-to-get products. And yes, to reiterate, we are still talking about a cloth made to clean your devices’ screens.

, the 6.3-inch-sided square of fabric is now backordered, with Apple’s website saying that you won’t get it for 10-12 weeks, meaning it’ll get delivered sometime between January 7th and January 21st, 2022. If you order pretty much any configuration of the redesigned MacBook Pro that the cloth launched with, you’ll get your custom-built laptop...

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Microsoft Teams vs Google Meet: Which is best?

30-Oct-2021 04:09

Microsoft Teams or Google Meet? We compare two of the collaboration services that have taken off during the pandemic.

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Apple is making major strides in the business laptop market

30-Oct-2021 04:00

Although Windows still dominates the corporate world, more employees are turning to Apple for their business laptops.

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This Week's Best Toys Are the Ultimate Fright... For Your Wallet

30-Oct-2021 04:00

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the latest in wallet-crushing merchandise opportunities. This week, Hasbro ramps up another crowdfunder project for a G.I. Joe classic, Hot Toys asks the question of What If, and NECA’s latest monster line comes with a turtle-y twist. Check it out!

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Netflix employees at the heart of the Dave Chappelle controversy file charges against the company

30-Oct-2021 04:00

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Two Netflix employees at the heart of the have filed labor charges against the company, alleging the streaming giant retaliated against them for engaging in protected activity.

B. Pagels-Minor, a Black trans program manager, was related to Netflix’s support of Chappelle’s comedy special The Closer, which has been widely condemned as transphobic. Terra Field, a trans software engineer, was about the issue.

Netflix said it fired Pagels-Minor for allegedly leaking confidential information — a charge they have categorically denied. The company said Field was suspended for attending a director-level meeting she wasn’t supposed to, though...

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iFixit teardown of the 2021 MacBook Pro reveals easier battery swaps

30-Oct-2021 03:56

The trackpad has to be removed to reveal two of the pull tabs | Image: iFixit

Online tech repair guide and parts retailer iFixit has published its for the new 2021 MacBook Pro and reveals at least one small win for reparability: the ability to replace the battery pack modules.

The battery modules in the new MacBook Pros, much like many mobile devices, are now attached via adhesive strips with pull tabs. This makes it easier to remove them, as long as none of the tabs rip while pulling. The trackpad needs to also be carefully removed to reach the remaining pull tabs.

Image: iFixit

Batteries in MacBook Pros used to have their own frame or shell, which made them easier to install or remove via screws or locking tabs (although that takes more interior space). Starting in 2012,...

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for Kids Age 5 to 11

30-Oct-2021 03:56

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now authorized the first covid-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11. The authorization will cover the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will have to give their blessing next week before the vaccine can be widely…

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Microsoft overtakes Apple to become the world’s most valuable company

30-Oct-2021 03:52

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Microsoft surpassed Apple’s market cap on Friday to become the world’s most valuable public company. The change follows Apple’s Thursday earnings, where the company posted strong results but revealed that it . On Tuesday, boosted by Office, Windows, and its cloud products.

At Friday’s market close, Microsoft’s market cap was almost $2.49 trillion while Apple’s was about $2.46 trillion, . This isn’t the first time Microsoft has passed Apple; the Windows-maker surpassed Apple’s market cap for the first time since 2010 and once again in July 2020. (Alphabet has also taken the crown from Apple, surpassing .)

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The Audi A8 L Horch is a luxurious, China-exclusive Maybach fighter - Roadshow

30-Oct-2021 03:52

With a longer wheelbase and a sumptuous interior, the A8 L Horch is for those who want to be chauffeured.

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Audi A8 L Horch provides even more luxury with a vintage name - Roadshow

30-Oct-2021 03:52

The Horch brand has been reborn as a super luxurious trim level for Audi's flagship sedan.

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Boston Dynamics robot dog delivers spot-on Mick Jagger impression

30-Oct-2021 03:48

Pout. Prance. Repeat. Robo-dog Spot performs a rollicking Rolling Stones tribute to the band's '81 hit Start Me Up.

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Attention, iPad owners: Save up to $30 on an Apple Pencil right now

30-Oct-2021 03:38

Verizon is offering both the 1st and 2nd Generation Apple Pencil for a solid discount.

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Swagger, Ted Lasso, The Morning Show: WTF actually is Apple TV Plus?

30-Oct-2021 03:35

Apple TV Plus spends top dollar for its shows and movies, but it's a little different from the rest of the streaming services you know. Here are all the important details.

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Meta acquires VR fitness subscription service Supernatural

30-Oct-2021 03:30

The Peloton-like app pairs with the Apple Watch to show your connected heart rate.

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Paramount Plus: Don't come looking for Yellowstone -- and everything else to know

30-Oct-2021 03:21

Paramount Plus streams shows, movies, originals and sports -- but it doesn't have Yellowstone. Here's everything to know.

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV packs no surprises -- except its bigger battery - Roadshow

30-Oct-2021 03:18

If you like how the standard SUV looks, you'll love the PHEV, too.

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NASA captures Jupiter's 'beautiful and violent atmosphere' in 3D

30-Oct-2021 03:14

The largest planet in the solar system is home to some mind-bogglingly massive storms.

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Award-Winning Ecology Photos Remind Us That Nature Is Awesome—and Complicated

30-Oct-2021 03:10

The animals and plants of Earth are in a perpetual state of interaction, leading to all sorts of fascinating creatures and relationships. The winning photos of the Capturing Ecology 2021 competition exemplify our planet’s penchant for diversity.

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Peacock TV: Halloween Kills, Yellowstone, Premier League, NFL and everything else

30-Oct-2021 03:06

Here's everything to know about the partly free, partly paywalled streaming service.

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Leftover files are putting visitors to popular websites at risk

30-Oct-2021 03:00

Exposed leftover files on web servers can be used by cybercriminals to inject malware, steal data and take over websites.

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Waiting for more Black Mirror? Fill your time with this sci-fi slow burn

30-Oct-2021 03:00

Commentary: 2015's Advantageous tackles the loaded question -- what does it mean to be alive?

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The Rock Reunites With Jumanji Director Jake Kasdan for Holiday Movie Red One

30-Oct-2021 03:00

We only know three things about Amazon’s Red One, a movie the company touts will be “a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy, imagining a whole new universe to explore within the .” We know the star and the writer—and now that we also know the director, we’re really, really…

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Want Halloween Kills or Dune at home? Where to stream movies in theaters now

30-Oct-2021 02:52

Some new movies in theaters are streaming. Others aren't. Here's if -- and if so, where -- you can stream Dune, Halloween Kills, Antlers and other new movies.

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The rise of data privacy concerns

30-Oct-2021 02:30

Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about how tech firms and businesses handle their personal data and protect their privacy online.

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The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in November 2021

30-Oct-2021 02:20

just got an upgrade. After years of customizing the most enjoyable titles in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies and TV from the “original” streamers, io9 has decided to kick things up a notch. Folks, there may be too many streaming services.

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DJI Action 2 vs GoPro Hero 10 Black: which is the best action camera for you?

30-Oct-2021 02:16

The DJI Action 2 has arrived to take on the GoPro Hero 10 Black. But which of these two very different action cams should you buy?

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LG OLED TVs will soon get rid of the Soap Opera effect for Amazon Prime movies

30-Oct-2021 02:14

A new update coming to LG TVs from 2020 and 2021 will automatically turn on Filmmaker Mode when you watch movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime Video.

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Microsoft Teams vs Slack: Which video collaboration service is best?

30-Oct-2021 02:02

Microsoft Teams or Slack? We put two of the collaboration services head-to-head.

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US cracks down further on Huawei and ZTE

30-Oct-2021 02:00

The Secure Equipment Act will prevent Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese firms from receiving new equipment licenses from the FCC.

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Pixel 6 Code Hints Google Is Already Working on a New Tensor Chip

30-Oct-2021 02:00

The are just now arriving on buyers’ doorsteps, and we’re already talking about what’s next for Google’s flagship Android lineup.

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Edgar Wright on the Supernatural of Last Night in Soho, and What Little He Knows About Attack the Block 2

30-Oct-2021 01:30

When Edgar Wright makes a movie, . His first big film was a . He followed that up with a suburban-set love letter to action films. He’s made movies about , baby driving, and . His latest film though is unlike…

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No VAT cut for household energy bills in Autumn Budget

30-Oct-2021 01:25

Chancellor believes lower income households will be better helped by other schemes.

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Show Me Your Nerd: The Horror Collector

30-Oct-2021 01:10

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One of the World's Most Iconic Salt Lakes Has Dried Up

30-Oct-2021 00:58

One of Turkey’s most famous lakes has completely receded this year. The transformation of an entire lake into a few puddles is based on , and experts say it’s driven by both climate change and human overuse.

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Google adds a private locked photos folder to iPhones for ‘personal’ photos

30-Oct-2021 00:47

Google rolls out a slew of privacy-focused tools for Android and iOS in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Three is offering a 30GB of data SIM plan for just £10/pm but it ends on Monday

30-Oct-2021 00:45

Looking for a new SIM only deal? Three could be the way to go with this cheap flash sale offering 30GB for £10 a month.

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Architect Says Billionaire's Dystopian Dorm Design Is a Dangerous Social and Psychological Experiment

30-Oct-2021 00:40

Incoming University of Santa Barbara students will soon get to inhabit a 97-year-old billionaire’s twisted mindspace: a 1.68-million-square-foot windowless death trap which UCSB is describing as a “dorm,” designed by Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman and evidently-rising-architect Charlie Munger.

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Netflix's 3-Body Problem Announces 12 Bodies of Its Stars

30-Oct-2021 00:30

We don’t know how much money Netflix paid to buy the adaptation rights to ’s best-selling sci-fi series Remembrance of Earth’s Past, but Amazon tried to snag them for $1 billion. Then Netflix reportedly paid Game of Thrones showrunners $200 million for services…

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Bat Sneaks Into New Zealand Bird of the Year Competition, Our Hearts

30-Oct-2021 00:15

New Zealanders are up in arms over a bat’s inclusion in this year’s , a contest that ostensibly exists to crown a bird. Alas, it seems a bat has stolen the hearts of locals this time around.

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Rep. Katie Porter Used Her Costco Haul to Embarrass Big Oil

30-Oct-2021 00:05

Whenever a smart, powerful woman starts using literal grains of rice to illustrate her point, you know you done goofed. Big Oil companies found that out the hard way when, during a on Thursday, whipped out 479 pounds (212 kilograms) of uncooked rice to how…

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A Non-Exhaustive List of World Leaders Too Cowardly to Show Up to UN Climate Talks

29-Oct-2021 23:55

The entire world is set to and hash out how to protect the climate. In years past, world leaders have attended the tail end of United Nations climate talks.

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The X-Men Comics That Might Be Teasing Captain Krakoa's True Identity

29-Oct-2021 23:45

While the developments of this week’s Inferno #2—from writer Jonathan Hickman, artist Stefano Caselli, colorist David Curiel, and letterer Joe Sabino—are the big, flashy pearl-clutching sort, a certain someone being resurrected (or not) isn’t the only major twist Marvel’s been teasing for its Krakoan mutants.

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Everything you need to know

29-Oct-2021 23:43

Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are finally reaching their end of life. Here's everything you need to know about them.

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A Vaccine Trial for the Most Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer Just Started

29-Oct-2021 23:17

Scientists at the Cleveland Clinic are now testing out something that could become a huge milestone in cancer research: a vaccine for the most aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer. The small Phase I trial, which began this week, will give the vaccine to cancer survivors in order to gauge its safety and optimal…

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In This Spine of Night Exclusive Clip, Doom Is Coming

29-Oct-2021 23:00

This Halloween weekend, you have a lot of entertainment choices. You could watch the Director Edgar Wright out. And of course different options, including a new Paranormal Activity film. But one that might be off your radar,

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Red-Hot ‘Lava Bomb’ Careening Down Volcanic Slope Looks Like It Came Straight From Hell

29-Oct-2021 22:50

Boulders rolling down mountains at high speed are a frightening sight—and even more frightening when they’re still glowing with volcanic heat.

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Servant's New Trailer Sets Up the Creepiest Cult War Ever

29-Oct-2021 22:15

If you haven’t been watching on , you may be missing out. It sort of depends on how you feel about the mysterious things that go on these creepy suspense stories—if you need definitive answers, Servant . If you don’t mind just having your by one inexplicable but spine-tinging event…

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Google already kicking off work on the Tensor 2 processor for the future Pixel 7

29-Oct-2021 21:46

Not one to rest on its laurels, Google has reportedly already begun work on a second-generation Tensor chipset for the Pixel 7.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro: Which is more pro?

29-Oct-2021 21:42

The Pixel 6 Pro is the most deluxe, feature-packed smartphone Google has ever produced, but can it rival the iPhone 13 Pro? We find out in this comparison test.

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Pixel 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S21: Which Android wins?

29-Oct-2021 21:37

The Pixel 6 is the best all-around smartphone Google has ever produced, but how does it compare to the Samsung Galaxy S21? We find a winner in this head-to-head.

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Can Google’s Pixel 6 Pro camera beat the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra? I found out

29-Oct-2021 20:00

Can the Google Pixel 6 Pro take the crown from the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra as the best Android smartphone camera? We put the two to the test to find out.

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Global Money Laundering Watchdog Says Uh, Yeah, Better Regulate Cryptocurrency

29-Oct-2021 06:42

Cryptocurrencies need to be reigned in by proper regulations, or risk fueling widespread criminality and malfeasance, claims the , a global anti-money laundering watchdog, which published a new report on the subject Thursday.

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Locast Ordered to Pay $32 Million Fine; Never Exist Again

29-Oct-2021 06:20

In a dismal end to its to deliver free, legal broadcast streaming solutions to Americans who would otherwise lack television access, the over-the-air streaming service Locast has agreed to pay a and cease operations for good, according to a Thursday .

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iPhone 13 likely more scarce through December as shortages continue

29-Oct-2021 06:03

The iPhone 13 will likely be harder to find this December after Apple admitted supply chain issues would lead to fewer devices on store shelves over the next few months.

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Facebook Is Killing Oculus

29-Oct-2021 06:02

Facebook, which today changed its name to  just for fun, is making changes to its virtual reality division to match its rebrand. Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth announced that the company would transition away from the Oculus branding beginning in 2022.

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Science of fear: Why we love being terrified on Halloween

29-Oct-2021 06:00

"We want, as human beings, to have the capacity to experience a range of emotions -- fear, being one of them."

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Will the Oculus Quest still require a Facebook account? It’s complicated

29-Oct-2021 05:51

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Facebook (which is ) knows a lot of virtual reality headset owners hate logging in with Facebook. Requiring Facebook logins almost immediately and even out of their Quest VR hardware in late 2020. And at today’s Connect keynote, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted the restriction might be ending. But his comments raised more questions than they answered, and we still don’t know exactly what they mean.

Zuckerberg mentioned the changes while talking about work applications for VR. Here’s what he said:

“As we’ve focused more on work, and frankly as we’ve heard your feedback more broadly, we’re working on making it so you can log into Quest with an account other than your personal...

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Smartphone market hurt by supply chain issues in third quarter

29-Oct-2021 05:51

Shipments were expected to decline, but not by this much.

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A New Antlers Clip Foreshadows the Movie's Looming Horrors

29-Oct-2021 05:50

Antlers is a movie it’s almost unbelievable it hasn’t come out yet—but tomorrow, at last, is the big day for the , supernatural horror tale. The film is coming off a bunch of festival screenings, but to increase the spooky hype that…

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Facebook parent company Meta's next VR headset, Cambria, coming next year

29-Oct-2021 05:43

Project Cambria has face tracking, new lenses and color-passthrough AR. It'll be more expensive, that's for sure.

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Google makes waitlists for Pixel 6 Pro because it can’t keep the phone in stock

29-Oct-2021 05:42

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales

After what seems like an eternity of , , and , the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are finally on sale. But Google seems to be running very low on inventory, as the company now offers waitlists so you can be notified of when the phone will be available again.

Right at the top of the , there’s a now banner advertising the waitlist. “Due to high demand, some Pixel 6 Pro models may be out of stock or have long delivery times,” the company says. “Get notified when they’re back in stock, or check out other authorized retailers who may have them available.” The banner includes buttons to join the waitlist and see other retailers where you can try to get the phone instead. After clicking the buy...

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Here’s an incredible life-size Ghostbusters Proton Pack prop you can actually buy

29-Oct-2021 05:38

There’s a hook for the wand, but it’s sold separately. | Hasbro

You’ve always wanted your very own Ghostbusters Proton Pack. Your options have been: find a cheap toy, 3D print, sand and paint your own, pay for someone to do it for you, start with a premade kit, or painstakingly build something even more intricate from scratch.

Here’s a sixth way that might be the easiest and most cost-effective yet: pay Hasbro $400 for :

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The pack at an angle, covered in lovely shiny bits.
Tactical shoulder and belt straps plus what looks like a lumbar pad.

Hasbro says the Ghostbusters Plasma Series Spengler’s Proton Pack is based on 3D scans of the actual movie prop from Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and it’s complete with lights, sounds...

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Why an integrated multi-cloud strategy is the way forward for enterprises

29-Oct-2021 05:30

By adopting a multi-cloud strategy, organizations can focus solely on running their business.

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Apple warns of more supply chain woes after iPhone 13 drives revenue surge

29-Oct-2021 05:24

The tech giant's financial disclosures come following release of new Mac computers, iPads and iPhone 13.

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Celeb hairstylist shows how to replicate styles from Cartoon Network show

29-Oct-2021 05:21

"It's essential we encourage our children to love themselves, including their beautiful and unique hair," says Kim Kimble, who's styled the tresses of Beyoncé and Zendaya.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to sunset its Meta project

29-Oct-2021 05:01

The organization confirms it transferred brand assets of its biomedical research project to Facebook before that company's rebrand.

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Packers vs Cardinals live stream: how to watch NFL Thursday Night Football online from anywhere

29-Oct-2021 05:00

Here's how to get a Green Bay Packers vs Arizona Cardinals live stream and watch NFL football around the world, as Rodgers and Murray preview the NFC Championship game.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok grilled by lawmakers over child safety failures

29-Oct-2021 04:55

Social media companies faced five hours of questioning by a UK parliamentary committee examining the incoming Online Harms Bill.

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Republicans Slobbered All Over Themselves to Apologize to Big Oil CEOs

29-Oct-2021 04:55

have a, shall we say, cozy relationship. But that relationship went from snuggly to downright NSFW on Thursday at a hearing ostensibly about .

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Amid the fluff, Meta showed an impressive demo of its Codec Avatars

29-Oct-2021 04:39

Meta, the company , held a presentation today where it announced its rebranding and showed off what it imagines the future of computing will look like — but amid all the fluff, it actually had some interesting tech demos. The first showed off its life-like Codex avatars and an environment for them to exist in, which the company says was rendered in real-time and reacted to real-world objects. Mark Zuckerberg also talked about the company’s work with neural interfaces that let you control a computer just by moving your fingers.

We’ll discuss the demos in just a moment, but it’s really worth seeing them for yourself. You can check them out or on if you prefer...

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Facebook, pivoting to Meta, wants to pivot the Oculus Quest and AR too

29-Oct-2021 04:39

The embattled social media company hopes you'll trust its VR and AR devices even more. And not just for games.

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Last Night in Soho Is a Little All Over the Place, But That Makes It Memorable

29-Oct-2021 04:20

Last Night In Soho is director Edgar Wright’s . While most of the director’s previous works—including Shaun of the Dead, , and Baby Driver—have a tone that’s light, breezy, and fun, . It’s not a film for someone looking to switch…

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Apple lost $6 billion to chip shortage and manufacturing delays in Q4, Tim Cook says

29-Oct-2021 04:08

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple today posted strong earnings for its , reporting all-time highs for its services and Mac divisions. The company says it took in revenue of $83.4 billion, a year-over-year increase of 29 percent, and earnings per share of $1.24. That earnings number came in below Wall Street expectations of $84.85 billion.

CEO Tim Cook that supply chain constraints had a clear impact on financial results this quarter. “We had a very strong performance despite larger than expected supply constraints, which we estimate to be around $6 billion,” Cook said, attributing the supply issues to “the industry-wide chip shortages that have been talked about a lot and COVID-related manufacturing disruptions in Southeast...

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Steam users warned to beware this dangerous phishing scam

29-Oct-2021 04:00

Malwarebytes is warning Steam users about new skin phishing scam that could lead to them losing access to their game libraries.

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Buzz Lightyear's new look has people puzzled on Twitter

29-Oct-2021 03:53

"Can't believe this man had hair the whole time."

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Early Amazon Black Friday deals just dropped - here are the 13 best picks

29-Oct-2021 03:52

New Black Friday deals just dropped at Amazon's early sale and we're rounding up our 13 best picks.

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Amazon will spend ‘several billion dollars’ to avoid holiday shipping delays

29-Oct-2021 03:44

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon wants to avoid holiday shipping delays as much as you do. The company said today that it plans to spend “several billion dollars” to avoid problems during the holidays, which might extend from product delivery issues to keeping items in stock. The money will be spent on increased pay for workers, heightened shipping costs, and mitigating supply chain issues.

“It’ll be expensive for us in the short term, but it’s the right prioritization for our customers and partners,” Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said today in .

The big spending comes as both a promise and a warning. Amazon’s earnings disappointed investors with a significant dip in quarterly profits from last year. That’s largely due to...

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Facebook Connect: all the news about ‘Meta’ and Mark Zuckerberg’s VR dream

29-Oct-2021 03:38

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The company unveiled a new name and vision for the future in its keynote

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Tape storage is far from extinct

29-Oct-2021 03:30

Although tape storage can be inconvenient, it's still the cheapest option for businesses storing petabytes of data.

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New Biden plan would give e-bike buyers up to $1,500 in tax credits

29-Oct-2021 03:27

Photo by Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

There’s good news in the latest version of the : the proposed has survived the most recent round of Congressional bloodletting. Not only that, but it’s been restored to its former glory of 30 percent, after the .

Still, it’s a hugely important proposal for a product that is still struggling to reach mass adoption. If the deal passes in its current form, e-bikes would become significantly cheaper for most Americans. In turn, that could mean a significant change in the transportation options for millions of people around the country.

The legislation would offer Americans a refundable tax credit worth 30 percent of a...

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Scientists Just Need to Follow These 7 Steps to Prove Aliens Exist

29-Oct-2021 03:27

Evidence of aliens might actually be an easy thing for scientists to detect—it’s proving that the evidence is legit that promises to be a greater challenge. A newly proposed framework developed by NASA scientists could help.

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Google Fi rolls out end-to-end encrypted calls

29-Oct-2021 03:21

The feature will land first on Android phones.

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV brings the battery goods with 54-mile electric range - Roadshow

29-Oct-2021 03:18

Not too shabby, Mitsu. That plug-in range is impressive.

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Amazon profits halved amid slowing sales growth

29-Oct-2021 03:18

The company is still very profitable.

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Facebook's global head of safety hasn't fully read UK's Online Safety Bill

29-Oct-2021 03:15

The incoming legislation will help set the tone for global regulation of social media platforms.

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Watch the sun spit out a whopper X1 solar flare

29-Oct-2021 03:11

The sun had an outburst on Thursday, and it could feed into some impressive aurora action on Earth.

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Facebook drops Oculus name as part of Meta rebrand

29-Oct-2021 03:11

Get ready for the Meta Quest.

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gen:LOCK's Season 2 Trailer Puts the Team Through an Emotional Stress Test

29-Oct-2021 03:10

In ’s upcoming , the dystopian mech series is making the jump from Rooster Teeth to HBO Max as it continues the story of (Michael B. Jordan) and his fellow Holon pilots, the elite squad recruited into the gen:LOCK program.

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With Facebook’s change to Meta, what’s the new Big Tech acronym?

29-Oct-2021 03:07

A collage of Meta logos. | Image: Meta

The company formerly known as Facebook just revealed . And while that change brings , there’s one that many of us at The Verge have been pondering for about 30 minutes: how does the Meta name change the acronym used to refer to the biggest tech companies in one fell swoop?

Before Thursday, FAANG — Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google — was perhaps the most commonly used one. But that acronym already doesn’t quite work. Google is technically a part of Alphabet now, so there should be a third A. (FAAAN?) It’s missing Microsoft, which is just as mind-bogglingly huge as some of the other companies. And you could argue that Tesla should be part of the acronym conversation, especially now that...

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Here's why you should start a blog for your business

29-Oct-2021 03:05

Your website is about more than displaying your products. Adding an active blog establishes you want a deeper dialogue with customers.

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Facebook, now Meta, shows off new neural interface tech during Connect conference

29-Oct-2021 03:00

It's a big step forward for Project Aria, but don't expect it to be something you can buy anytime soon.

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Facebook renames itself Meta amid controversy

29-Oct-2021 02:58

The social network wants to be known as a metaverse company.

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Facebook changes name to Meta: The funniest memes and jokes

29-Oct-2021 02:58

"But," cracks George Takei, "what's the Meta for?"

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Dropbox clarifies that a native Apple Silicon app is coming in 2022 after forum outrage

29-Oct-2021 02:48

Dropbox will finally be updating its Mac app to natively support Apple Silicon sometime in the first half of 2022, the company confirmed today. A previous forum thread saw Dropbox staffers claim that a native app would require “a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team.”

The months-old thread was resurfaced in a post by developer on Twitter (), sparking complaints from Dropbox users who were disappointed by the impression that the company would only develop the app if enough customers asked for it. While Dropbox technically does work with Apple Silicon hardware thanks to Apple’s Rosetta 2 software translation layer, it’s not as power or memory efficient as it could be if it...

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2022 Honda Pilot Sport becomes new base trim, results in hefty price jump - Roadshow

29-Oct-2021 02:38

With the LX out, the cheapest Pilot now costs $4,200 more than last year.

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Facebook is changing its name to Meta

29-Oct-2021 02:34

Facebo..., sorry, Meta is now the name for the world's largest social media platform.

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American Airlines and Affirm offer installment payment plans for flights

29-Oct-2021 02:28

Book a flight now. Pay it off later.

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Alder Lake is old news: Intel says a new era of ever-faster processors is coming

29-Oct-2021 02:26

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said this week that Intel intends to beat Moore's Law with new processor innovations over the next decade.

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GTA San Andreas, Beat Saber updates and new games announced for Oculus Quest 2

29-Oct-2021 02:14

Get ready: a slew of updates to your favorite games and new titles are coming from the best developers working in VR.

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These new Alienware PCs are way too sexy

29-Oct-2021 02:09

Dell released two new PC models under its redesigned Alienware Aurora series, the Aurora R13 and Aurora Ryzen Edition R14.

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This giant 400 million-year-old scorpion measured more than 3 feet long

29-Oct-2021 01:52

Once upon a time, this monster insect ruled the southern Chinese sea.

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Target starts early Black Friday deals this Sunday. Here's what you need to know

29-Oct-2021 01:51

A few lowest-to-date prices are on the way.

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Climate Hunger Strike Shows a Dangerous Generational Divide

29-Oct-2021 01:50

A group of five young climate activists are entering their ninth day of a hunger strike to demand that Democrats in Congress pass meaningful climate legislation as part of the Build Back Better agenda. Hunger strikes have a long, varied history as a tool to fight injustice and demand rights—but this climate strike is…

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Facebook's whole Metaverse thing? It's simply ridiculous and we have questions

29-Oct-2021 01:48

In the most meta move ever, the Metaverse is now owned by Meta

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Meta: Facebook's new name focuses on metaverse -- and everything else announced Thursday

29-Oct-2021 01:48

At Facebook Connect 2021, the company pushes further into what it believes is the future of technology.

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Horizon Home is Facebook's gamble to get us spending more time in VR

29-Oct-2021 01:47

Oculus Home is being rebranded as Horizon Home, a bustling hangout for friends and colleagues with additional Worlds and Workrooms modules.

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Refinance rates for Oct. 28, 2021: Some refi rates decrease

29-Oct-2021 01:41

A few major refinance rates fell today.

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Introducing Gadgettes: Gizmodo's Gadgets Podcast Is Here

29-Oct-2021 01:40

Welcome to Gadgettes, a podcast from Gizmodo’s consumer technology team where we womansplain technology. Each week, your hosts, Gizmodo reporter Florence Ion and senior editor Caitlin McGarry, will dive into key tech topics, from the devices we’re testing and reviewing to the week’s biggest tech news.

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Mark Zuckerberg unveils wild AR plans at Facebook Connect event

29-Oct-2021 01:38

As part of Meta's metaverse plans players will be able to connect across digital and physical worlds using augmented reality - but how realistic are their plans?

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It's official: we're getting a new Oculus VR headset – but it's not the Quest 3

29-Oct-2021 01:31

Facebook has officially teased its next VR headset at Facebook Connect 2021.

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Ten ways to find employees for your business

29-Oct-2021 01:30

Finding the right people for your business can be difficult but with the right tools and mindset it can be a cinch.

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Cowboy Bebop's Showrunner Explains What He Added to the Anime and Why

29-Oct-2021 01:30

André Nemec, the showrunner for Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the monstrously popular  Cowboy Bebop, has said many times that fans shouldn’t expect his show to be a of the original. That was abundantly clear when the first dropped this week, which…

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Facebook's New Name Is Meta

29-Oct-2021 01:29

Surprising no one, Facebook is rebranding itself as Meta.

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Does Matt Damon's Face Make You Want to Buy Crypto?

29-Oct-2021 01:10

Bravely pioneering the “I-used-to-do-slurs-but-now-I-sell-crypto” pipeline, Matt Damon has been named the new face of Crypto.com—the latest move in the platform’s strategy to convert new users and mainstream the digital currencies it sells by way of celebrity endorsement.

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Two California Condors Had Virgin Births, Researchers Say

29-Oct-2021 01:02

In a truly double-take-inducing finding, geneticists recently surveyed a population of critically endangered California condors and found that two of the birds reproduced without actually mating.

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Humanity's Ancestor Could Get a New Name: 'Homo Bodoensis'

29-Oct-2021 01:00

The chronicling of human evolution has proven to be an onerous and complicated task, resulting in all sorts of contradictions and inconsistencies. A group of scientists is seeking to make better sense of this anthropological mess by proposing a new species of ancestral human that calls for the reassigning of certain…

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These 10 UNESCO World Heritage Forests Now Emit Carbon Dioxide

29-Oct-2021 01:00

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are the planet’s most iconic places and include sites from the natural and built world. But a new report from the group shows that a small but vital number of forests that have received a UNESCO designation are being irrevocably altered by human activities.

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Facebook Lays Out a Future in Which Some Poor Soul Will Be the First to Get Fired in the Metaverse

29-Oct-2021 00:35

Facebook is trying really hard to make happen, and at its annual Connect keynote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained what exactly that will entail.

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48 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Keep You Cozy This November

29-Oct-2021 00:30

This month is huge for fans of sci-fi and fantasy books. We’ve got James S.A. Corey’s final Expanse book, ; a new collection of stories by io9 co-founder called Even Greater Mistakes; and the latest Brandon Sanderson , Cytonic. Plus, new books from ,…

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Judge Tells NYPD the Vaccine Is Not Optional

28-Oct-2021 23:55

Oh no—some of New York City’s, uhh, finest may be forced to join their over in Washington state and stop being cops rather than get the coronavirus vaccine, as on Wednesday a Staten Island judge ruled against the New York Police Department union’s effort to stop a mandate for municipal…

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Bitcoin Miners Are Gobbling Up U.S. Energy

28-Oct-2021 23:45

There’s a big new presence slurping up power from the U.S. grid, and it’s growing: bitcoin miners. New research shows that the U.S. has overtaken China as the top global destination for bitcoin mining and energy use is skyrocketing as a result.

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Hawkeye's Latest Trailer Wants You to Feel the Festive Spirit, or Else

28-Oct-2021 23:30

While all of Disney+ and Marvel’s have felt like , the vibe radiating from the trailers for the MCU’s upcoming series has been a little bit different—less “what makes Clint Barton, the original Hawkeye, tick” and more “of all the original Avengers, what…

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12 Scary Horror Movies to Stream for Halloween

28-Oct-2021 23:00

What goes best with ? Horror movies! And while everybody knows the classics (, , The Craft, , etc.), sometimes you want a less immediately familiar movie that won’t just entertain you—it’ll scare the daylights out of you, too. Here are 12 movie picks…

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A Cheap Antidepressant Can Keep Covid-19 Patients Out of the Hospital, Large Trial Finds

28-Oct-2021 22:52

A cheap and widely available drug used as an antidepressant now also appears to be a lifesaving covid-19 treatment. In a newly published, large-scale clinical trial, the drug fluvoxamine was shown to reduce the risk of prolonged hospitalization as well as death in high-risk patients treated at an emergency room.…

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Nikon Finally Reveals Its $5,500 Flagship Z9 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

28-Oct-2021 22:34

For everyone who has been waiting for a true full-frame mirrorless camera from Nikon, today is the day as Nikon has just announced its new flagship cam: the Nikon Z9.

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Get Your Own Ghostbusters Proton Pack If Busting Makes You Feel Good

28-Oct-2021 22:00

If there’s in the neighborhood... then you should probably call 911 rather than spend $400 on this life-sized replica of ’s proton pack from Ghostbusters. But if your neighborhood seems reasonably normal and you have , this is your chance to own a nigh-perfect recreation of…

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The best Google Pixel 6 cases and covers

28-Oct-2021 21:58

Google's Pixel 6 is a stunning phone. Keep your new phone safe with our pick of the best cases, from wallets to silicone cases and crystal clear options.

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How the 2019 Christchurch Massacre Changed Facebook Forever

28-Oct-2021 06:35

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Two New South Park Movies Are Coming This Year, Sort Of

28-Oct-2021 06:30

Let’s face facts. The 1999 South Park movie, Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, is one of the best movie musicals ever. And in the 22 years since its release, while its creators have made , they haven’t made another movie. But that changes later this year, in a weird sort of way.

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Marvel producer was concerned Avengers: Endgame all-female scene would be pandering

28-Oct-2021 06:03

And yet, the final version of the "girl power" moment still drew criticism.

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The 13 best horror games to play during Halloween

28-Oct-2021 05:54

From old favorites to some new underground thrills, here are some of gaming's best horror games to play right now.

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The Earth's core just got a lot more interesting – here's why

28-Oct-2021 05:37

If new research is right, the Earth's core isn't as solid as scientists believe.

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16 movies free to stream right now: Back to the Future, The Sixth Sense, Train to Busan, more

28-Oct-2021 05:34

You don't need a subscription to Netflix, Hulu or HBO Max to enjoy some genuinely great films, including several Oscar winners.

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Sony State of Play October 2021: 10 game trailers you have to watch

28-Oct-2021 05:20

From Deathverse and Five Nights at Freddy's to a new Star Ocean and Little Devil Inside, we’ve rounded up all the best trailers and news in one spot.

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Shiba Inu coin reaches highs to become new crypto darling

28-Oct-2021 05:13

Dogecoin has some competition.

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Right now you can get an amazing Samsung Gaming Monitor for just $169

28-Oct-2021 05:04

The Samsung CRG5 is a solid mid-range gaming monitor, and right now it's extremely affordable.

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China may be secretly sitting on the two most powerful supercomputers in the world

28-Oct-2021 05:03

China has reportedly already broken the exascale barrier behind closed doors, twice.

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Google Android 12L update will bring improved features to tablets, foldable phones

28-Oct-2021 05:02

The tech giant plans to release the Android 12L feature-drop early next year.

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Mailchimp and Shopify team up in ecommerce boost

28-Oct-2021 05:00

New direct integration connects Mailchimp's email marketing platform with Shopify's ecommerce platform.

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Nvidia wants to own a piece of your smartphone, but hits another speed bump

28-Oct-2021 04:52

Nvidia’s merger with UK chip company Arm has hit another roadblock, as yet another antitrust regulator has gotten involved with the deal.

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Why a Gun Loaded With Blanks Can Still Kill You

28-Oct-2021 04:45

The phrase “shooting blanks” has passed into colloquialism. But, literally speaking, what does it mean to shoot blanks? And why can people who get shot with blank ammunition still die? We’ll explain what blanks are, why they’re used, and why they can still kill you.

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In Netflix's Horrifying K-Drama Hellbound, Hell Comes to You

28-Oct-2021 04:40

no longer has the monopoly on shows about divine angels being sent to destroy humanity for its sins. The anime now shares this honor with Hellbound, an upcoming Netflix series from , director of the international hit horror movies and its sequel .

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Android 12L Might Just Make Android Tablets Good

28-Oct-2021 04:30

The Android tablet will soon get good, or at least it seems like Google is hoping it will with . This new version of Android is designed for tablet-sized screens and anything above 600dp, and is available for developers today.

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The Wheel of Time trailer wheels in 360 degrees of fantasy fun

28-Oct-2021 04:29

Amazon Prime Video adapts Robert Jordan's epic novels with magic, monsters and more.

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Large Chinese Tech Firm Raided by the FBI After Accusations of Aiding Cyberattacks

28-Oct-2021 04:25

A prominent Chinese tech firm that sells hardware to companies throughout the world is currently under investigation after being accused of facilitating cyberattacks on various American and European targets.

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Best no annual fee credit cards for November

28-Oct-2021 04:17

Rack up rewards, travel points and cash back without the hassle of an annual fee.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Virginia Restaurant Chain Sickens 50 People, Kills One

28-Oct-2021 04:14

An outbreak of hepatitis A has sickened at least 50 people in Virginia, with one person dying and another needing a liver transplant. The cases have been tied to a restaurant employee who worked at several locations of a local chain. Though the spread of the outbreak is now thought to be largely contained, more cases…

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Best internet providers with no data caps

28-Oct-2021 04:13

Worried about overage fees running up your internet bill? Check out these top providers with unlimited data.

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Onewheel's latest self-balancing electric boards get huge performance boosts - Roadshow

28-Oct-2021 04:08

The Onewheel Pint X and GT run longer and go farther than previous models.

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LG C1 OLED TV on sale: Save up to $1,000 on our favorite high-end TV

28-Oct-2021 04:07

Pay less than ever for the best picture quality we've tested.

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Alienware’s new Aurora R13 comes with Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU

28-Oct-2021 04:02

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Alienware’s new Aurora R13 gaming desktop comes with and a brand-new design. You can choose anything from the Core i5-12600KF up to an i9-1200KF, as well as a range of Nvidia graphics cards.

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The R13 also shows off Alienware’s redesigned Legend 2.0 chassis, which comes with an increased amount of internal space that’s supposed to promote better airflow. It also offers the option of a clear side panel that tacks on an extra $70 to your purchase. You can still open the case without any tools, making it easy to upgrade components or start customizing.

On the AMD side of things, Alienware introduced the Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 that ships with up to an AMD...

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PlayStation State of Play: Start time, how to watch Wednesday's livestream

28-Oct-2021 03:50

We'll get a look at upcoming PS5 and PS4 third-party releases.

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The $100 Million Fight Over a Maine Power Line

28-Oct-2021 03:50

Just five companies have spent $96.3 million over the past two years in a fight over a transmission line in northern Maine that will face a reckoning at the ballot box next week. A remote transmission line running through miles of sparsely populated woods may not seem like such a big deal, but the issue has…

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You Can Now Stream Apple Music While You Game on Your PS5

28-Oct-2021 03:40

Apple Music subscribers who also own a PlayStation 5 can now stream to their heart’s content after the gaming console quietly rolled out a for the subscription music service this week.

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How to use SharePlay to share your FaceTime screen

28-Oct-2021 03:39

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One of the new features that iOS 15 has promised to offer is the ability to share your iPhone and iPad screen during FaceTime sessions so that you can enjoy films, music, and other media along with friends and family. While this new feature, called SharePlay, did not ship with the first version of iOS 15, and can now be enjoyed — to a limited extent.

Currently, you can share content from Apple TV and Apple Music — assuming both of you are subscribers — and a few other apps. I had no problem sharing a YouTube video, for example; other apps that are supported include HBO Max, Hulu, and Disney Plus (but not Netflix). It can be presumed that the list of shareable apps will continue to expand.

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CDC issues new guidance, says immunocompromised people can get 4th shot

28-Oct-2021 03:33

Some people needed a third COVID vaccine earlier in the pandemic. Six months after their third shot, they'll be eligible for a booster, too.

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Apple’s system to tell on creepy apps just arrived in beta

28-Oct-2021 03:31

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Apple’s App Privacy Report, announced at WWDC 2021, has made its way onto iPhones with the first release of the iOS 15.2 beta, . The new screen in Settings gives users an overview of what information their apps have access to and what they’re sharing.

According to , the feature will show you what permissions apps have and how often they accessed them over the past week (for example, it could show that your weather app accesses your location every hour). The report will also show you which other web domains the app contacted and let you compare that with the sites you visited directly in the app to give you a better idea of who could be seeing your data.

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Charmed's Alyssa Milano Still Feels Guilty for Driving Shannen Doherty to Quit

28-Oct-2021 03:30

When the reboot’s Madeleine Mantock recently that she would be leaving the show after its third season, it was impossible not to notice the parallels between the ongoing CW series and its starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and Alyssa Milano. Coincidentally…

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GM boss Mary Barra says it can beat Tesla in EV sales by 2025 - Roadshow

28-Oct-2021 03:17

That's a big statement, but it's not impossible and we'll tell you why.

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Your sleep data, explained: Sleeping heart rate, breathing rate and HRV

28-Oct-2021 03:05

Gathering sleep data is one thing, but understanding it is something else entirely. Here's how to interpret the sleep data on your fitness tracker or health app.

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Comic Roy Wood Jr. is the imperfect messenger we need right now

28-Oct-2021 03:05

The popular correspondent on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah drops his third Comedy Central stand-up special on Friday, titled Roy Wood Jr.: Imperfect Messenger.

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Pokemon characters bring cuteness to the sumo wrestling ring

28-Oct-2021 03:01

Two very Japanese icons meet up in a quirky new partnership.

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Millions of healthcare records exposed in mega data breach

28-Oct-2021 03:00

Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler and the Website Planet research team discovered an exposed database containing millions of patient medical records.

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Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says Moore's Law is back

28-Oct-2021 02:51

The chipmaker's new leader promises a sunnier future for an industry that's seen a lot of cloudy weather.

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A major Hollywood union could vote soon on a deal for better streaming pay

28-Oct-2021 02:49

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A Hollywood union representing tens of thousands of production workers will soon decide whether to ratify agreements that will, among other labor protections, enforce better pay from streaming services.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) announced Tuesday that it reached a tentative three-year “area standards” agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) that “delivers our members a fairer deal on streaming,” according to the union’s international president Matthew Loeb. AMPTP represents major Hollywood studios that include, among others, Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Disney, Paramount, and Warner Bros.

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2022 Land Rover Range Rover: Minimalism to the max - Roadshow

28-Oct-2021 02:45

This luxury SUV is so sleek and uncluttered it looks like a concept car that would never make it into production, yet you'll be able to order one soon.

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2023 Land Rover Range Rover SV: Something special - Roadshow

28-Oct-2021 02:45

With unique personalization options, themes and materials, this Range Rover trim elevates the nameplate to new heights.

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We Just Got the Right to Repair—in Theory

28-Oct-2021 02:40

The people can now repair and tinker with their own devices under copyright law. The US Copyright Office (USCO) , today by the Librarian of Congress, to add exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)’s rules governing access to devices and software. (.) The…

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It's time CEOs gave SEO the attention it deserves - here's why

28-Oct-2021 02:30

As we're now living in a search-first age, giving SEO the proper attention it deserves can help boost your business outcomes.

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10 Cowboy Bebop Episodes That Will Help You Understand the Hype

28-Oct-2021 02:30

There is no anime more responsible for a love of space bounty hunters (and ) than Cowboy Bebop. The seminal series has been beloved for so long, and with on the way now’s to dive in and see if Bebop is a jam session you can jive with. Here are our…

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The end of Olympus cameras is sad, but OM Systems' plans could soften the blow

28-Oct-2021 02:17

Olympus cameras are officially no more, but OM Systems has a chance to keep the brand's pioneering spirit alive.

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Zip me up, Scotty: 50 years of Star Trek uniforms

28-Oct-2021 02:16

The colorful uniforms worn by the crew of the Starship Enterprise count as some of the most iconic looks ever. Here's how they've evolved over the past 50 years.

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2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro flexes light off-road chops - Roadshow

28-Oct-2021 02:10

The new 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro backs up its rugged looks with trail-ready wheels and all-terrain tires.

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Surfshark is the first VPN provider to launch a Cookie popup blocker

28-Oct-2021 02:01

Save time and avoid having to consent to cookies while browsing the web with Surfshark's new Cookie popup blocker.

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3 ways to be a financial activist -- without spending money

28-Oct-2021 01:57

Commentary: Spending isn't the only way to support a cause. Here's how to align your values with how you save, invest and work.

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Best Apple Watch deals: Save $55 on a Series 6

28-Oct-2021 01:55

There's still a month's wait to get a Series 7, but sizable discounts are available right now on the previous-generation Series 6 and smaller savings on the midrange Watch SE.

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Amazingly Preserved Mummies in China Yield New Clues to Bronze Age Life

28-Oct-2021 01:40

Hundreds of naturally mummified human remains in the Tarim Basin, part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, have long perplexed archaeologists. The remains, which date from 2,000 BCE to around 200 CE, are confounding for their remarkable state of preservation, luxurious clothing, and their burial in boat coffins…

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Intel's Next-Gen Alder Lake Processors Are Officially Here, and Now We Know All the Details

28-Oct-2021 01:35

Intel has officially announced details on its much-anticipated 12th-gen Alder Lake processors, including pricing and performance details for three new chips.

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Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles trailer shows a fight-filled reunion

28-Oct-2021 01:31

Country singer Jon from Kentucky is back, and as bemused as ever by his volatile roommates.

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Mario's Charles Martinet Doesn't Plan on Stepping Down Until He's Good and Ready

28-Oct-2021 01:30

No matter who and announced as the for their based on the video game franchise, people were certain to have rather strong feelings if the role didn’t go to Charles Martinet, the actor who’s been lending his voice to the character for 30 years.

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Adidas Cloudfoam Pure running shoes are $32 (save: $38)

28-Oct-2021 01:29

Get the softest running shoes that have ever graced my feet.

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Amazon's new smart TVs are available now – but here's why you should wait to buy one

28-Oct-2021 01:26

Amazon announced that its new Omni smart TVs are now on sale through its website – but you might want to wait a few weeks before you buy one.

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes release date, trailer, news and more

28-Oct-2021 01:24

Here’s what we know about the upcoming Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.

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Facebook Has No Clue How to Solve Its Image Problem, Leaked Doc Shows

28-Oct-2021 01:10

Despite what the company’s might tell you, Facebook is a company with an image problem. At best, critics warily regard Facebook as a company that users for their data so it can in increasingly hostile ways. At worst, people call the company to democracy…

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GameStop memes even harder with ‘Web3 Gaming’ and NFT job listings

28-Oct-2021 01:04

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After a fueled by WallStreetBets retail trading, GameStop is going full meme and looking to build a “Web3” platform, according to a flurry of job listings posted to its careers site on Monday. One of those ads, , is a for a “Head of Web3 Gaming” in which the company says it's looking for someone to “accelerate the future of gaming and commerce” based on blockchains.

If you’re lucky enough to have never heard the phrase “Web3,” it’s often used to describe a decentralized, crypto-based internet. That tracks with the other job listings, which indicate that GameStop is developing some sort of NFT platform, likely based on Ethereum. While sometimes job...

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Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are coming to your web browser

28-Oct-2021 01:00

Adobe is bringing Photoshop and Illustrator to the web so that stakeholders can collaborate, provide feedback and do some basic editing.

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Brazilian Senate Committee Recommends Bolsonaro Face Charges of Mass Murder, Genocide

28-Oct-2021 01:00

The Brazilian Senate committee that produced a accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of 11 including mass homicide, genocide, and charlatanism crimes in his handling of the covid-19 pandemic has voted to recommend charges.

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The new Onewheel GT can travel 32 miles on a single charge

28-Oct-2021 01:00

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California startup Future Motion has revealed two new versions of its funky self-balancing electric rideable it calls Onewheel, with more range, power, and better ergonomics.

The most capable of the two is the new $2,200 Onewheel GT, which Future Motion says was “completely redesigned from the ground up.” It employs a higher-voltage control system that pushes more power to the motor — Future Motion says the GT is the “first 3 horsepower Onewheel.” The GT is pulling that power from a battery pack made up of 21700 lithium-ion batteries (the same size cell that powers many of Tesla’s current vehicles), which give it a whopping 32 miles of range on a full charge.

Performance aside, Future Motion says the Onewheel GT now has concave...

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Wheel of Time’s New Trailer: Magic, Monsters, Moiraine, Oh My!

28-Oct-2021 00:50

A snazzy new trailer for Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic is here, and it gives us our best look yet at inhabited by forces both good—like —and evil, led by the aptly named Dark One.

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TCL’s new wireless soundbar gives Roku TVs better audio for $179.99

28-Oct-2021 00:37

One less cable to run makes this look more achievable | Image: TCL

If you need to elevate the audio experience for your second guest bedroom’s Roku TV, TCL’s new soundbar may be the one for you. The (announced at CES 2021 as the Alto R1) is TCL’s vision of a simple and easy audio drop-in solution for $179.99 that only works with Roku TVs but not any other Roku streaming box.

As far as soundbars go, the unit is bare bones with no HDMI or audio ports. TCL is saying this is by design for a clutter-free entertainment center where the only cable you need to route is the power cable — all other functions are wireless using Wi-Fi 802.11ac. A part of the “Roku TV Ready” lineup of products the company is putting out, this soundbar uses the existing Roku TV remote and lets you pair the...

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Adobe Created a Deepfake Tool That Can Turn Your Trigger-Happy Camera Habits Into Living Photos

28-Oct-2021 00:30

Every year Adobe uses its Max conference to share sneak peeks at the technologies created up by the company’s R&D departments that may one day find their way into apps like Photoshop and Premiere. For 2021 that includes which can turn a pair of similar photos into a short animation.

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Google makes big screens better with Android 12L for foldables and tablets

28-Oct-2021 00:28

Android 12 might just be fresh off the oven, but Google is following it up with Android 12L as it optimizes its mobile operating system for foldables.

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Sony might release a terrible VR headset soon, but don't worry, it's not PSVR 2

28-Oct-2021 00:25

Ahead of Facebook Connect, Sony's own VR headset has been leaked, powered by your Xperia smartphone.

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EU opens formal investigation into Nvidia’s Arm acquisition

28-Oct-2021 00:24

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The European Commission has into Nvidia’s acquisition of chip designer Arm. The deal, which would see Nvidia purchase the UK-based company from SoftBank for $40 billion, was .

, the EU’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said that Nvidia buying Arm could make it harder for other manufacturers to access Arm’s technology, hurting much of the semiconductor industry (which is ). At the heart of concerns is Arm’s neutrality. Arm licenses its chip designs to a broad range of companies including Apple, Samsung, and Qualcomm, many of which compete with one another and Nvidia. There are fears that having Nvidia control...

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Call of Duty: Vanguard won’t eat up as much hard drive space as previous games

28-Oct-2021 00:21

Activision has said that Call of Duty: Vanguard’s install size will be “significantly below” previous releases in the series.

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Big Oil Uses Newsletter Ads to Spread Misinformation Ahead of Big Oil Misinformation Hearing

28-Oct-2021 00:19

This is a special joint investigation from Earther and HEATED, a newsletter for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis. HEATED is a must-read news outlet for anyone who cares about the future of the planet. Subscribe .

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Huge Black Friday deal: LG's C1 OLED TV is back down to its lowest price ever

28-Oct-2021 00:14

The best early Black Friday TV deal is back at Amazon - LG's C1 65-inch OLED TV is on sale for a record-low price of $1,796.

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The new Nokia G300 elevates what an affordable phone can do

28-Oct-2021 00:12

The Nokia G300 provides a big screen, a beefy battery, and the modern capabilities of 5G for a price you’re going to love.

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation Returns With a Powerful Trailer for Part 2

28-Oct-2021 00:10

It’s rare that trailers are as spoiler-filled as this new video for the second half of Netflix’s , ’s “continuation” of the classic ‘80s He-Man cartoon. I assume it’s in hopes of winning back some of those who disliked the first half of the series. I hope it…

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Google makes it easier for Android developers to build apps with its Material You design

28-Oct-2021 00:01

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Android 12 has launched along with Google’s new Pixel 6 lineup and brings with it a new look that Android VP of product management Sameer Samat That’s in reference to Material You, which applies a new set of principles for creating interfaces, in addition to . We’ve already gotten a hint of how the look affects usability across the updated OS , but now the focus is expanding to reach more of the apps made by others.

Today at Google’s Android Developer Summit, the company announced that in Jetpack Compose, so app designers can more easily adopt the look in their own products.

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Android’s 12L feature drop aims to be a big improvement for folding phones

28-Oct-2021 00:01

At this year’s , Google announced an upcoming update for devices with larger screens, which includes tablets, foldables, and devices that run ChromeOS. Google is calling the update 12L, and it’s supposed to make Android 12 run smoother on big screens. We first heard in late September, and it looks like many of the rumored features are true.

12L optimizes the layout of a device’s UI, adjusting the placement of the home screen, lock screen, notifications, Quick Settings, and more. Google notes that any screen 600 density-independent pixels (dp) and above will display a two-column layout that makes use of the entire screen. In the example Google shows, the Quick Settings menu is pushed...

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Here's One of the Creepiest Things You Could Catch While Fishing

28-Oct-2021 00:00

Wildlife officials in Texas recently documented a peculiar natural horror: a fish with its tongue replaced by a parasitic crustacean known as an isopod. These isopods aren’t dangerous to humans and are usually not deadly to their hosts, but their unique way of life is another example of the terrors created through…

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Pixel’s Spam-Blocking Call Screen Feature Is Rolling Out More Widely

27-Oct-2021 23:40

One of the Pixel lineup’s best features is Call Screen, which seamlessly roots out spam and other unwanted calls. Previously only available in U.S., Canada and Japan, the feature is now being quietly deployed in seven new markets—meaning that the global crusade against spam calls will soon gain some key allies.

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Peter Pan's Villain Explores Life After Neverland in New Fantasy Novel Hooked

27-Oct-2021 23:30

After spending several lifetimes playing foil to , finally finds a way —where unfortunately life doesn’t get much easier. A.C. Wise, author of Wendy, Darling, explores the villainous pirate’s strange twists of fate in Hooked, a new fantasy novel arriving…

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This Cleverly Designed Deck of Cards Can Turn Into a Chess Board

27-Oct-2021 23:20

There are thousands of games that can be played with a simple deck of cards, but Rob Halifax has found a way to with a redesign that lets you play games like chess, checkers, and even dominoes with the same deck that entertains you for hours on end with Solitaire.

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You can now move WhatsApp messages between Apple’s iPhones and Google’s Pixels

27-Oct-2021 21:25

Google just made switching to Android easier with a new tool that brings your WhatsApp messages along for the ride.

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The best Google Pixel 6 screen protectors

27-Oct-2021 21:12

If you're lucky enough to have bagged a new Pixel 6, take a look at our pick of the best screen protectors to keep your new phone safe from harm.

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Honor 50 review: Honor’s back, and what’s old is new again

27-Oct-2021 15:00

Honor's back with the Honor 50 phone, and this time it has brought Google along with it.

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AT&T Promises Its 5G Network Is About to Get Better

27-Oct-2021 06:30

Every carrier is out to prove they have the best 5G network around, but how that’s played out it is, well, confusing—to say the least.

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AT&T 5G Plus expansion plan highlights how much its mid-band coverage trails T-Mobile

27-Oct-2021 06:28

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

AT&T’s new 5G Plus expansion gives T-Mobile the perfect “I told you so” moment. AT&T currently offers two “flavors” of 5G: 5G Plus over the high-band mmWave spectrum and regular 5G, which is comparable to 4G LTE. Now, details AT&T’s plan to roll the mid-band spectrum it owns into 5G Plus, conflating its fastest but hard-to-find 5G with a new variant that has a better chance of both range and speed — the kind of 5G that T-Mobile has been focused on from the beginning.

Former for not having a mid-band spectrum in 2019, stating that 5G needs a low-band, mid-band, and high-band spectrum to work efficiently. This is because that high-band mmWave 5G offers the fastest speeds over shorter...

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Cowboy Bebop’s first proper trailer has slick noir action and an adorable corgi

27-Oct-2021 06:23

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The official trailer for Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series is finally here. Released during a featuring appearances from stars John Cho, Daniella Pineda, and Mustafa Shakir, the trailer is another peek into what we can expect from the highly anticipated adaptation of the legendary anime series.

The trailer starts with John Cho as Spike Spiegel standing on the deck of the eponymous Bebop as we hear him talking to his old friend Anna about what he’s up to these days. We’re treated to scenes of Spike’s old life as a mobster, his new partner Jet, and a moody shot of a reflection in a puddle that should send Bebop fans into a frenzy.

The Cowboy Bebop trailer features the same highly-stylized action Netflix...

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The First Cowboy Bebop Trailer Has Finally Landed

27-Oct-2021 06:20

Forget the generic blog preamble! We’ve all been waiting forever to watch the for Netflix’s live-action series. The wait is over. Watch.

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Apple Glasses could project a screen straight onto your eyeballs

27-Oct-2021 06:10

A new patent suggests the rumored Apple Glasses could skip conventional lenses and project a screen input right onto your eyeballs.

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Microsoft Outlook is getting a handy new feature for mobile users in a hurry

27-Oct-2021 06:00

Outlook will soon suggest words and phrases while users of its email service compose messages on Android and iOS.

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Microsoft's Windows 11 is missing some key features we were hoping to see

27-Oct-2021 06:00

Windows 11 has a few helpful upgrades, but it's not the overhaul we wanted.

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Netflix scrambled internally to suppress a controversial movie from search results

27-Oct-2021 06:00

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The streaming giant kept Cuties from appearing in some search results and recommendations after backlash to the poster

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Marvel's MCU movies, ranked from worst to best

27-Oct-2021 05:43

Here's our list!

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The iPhone 13 is great, but Apple's $500 iPhone 11 is still a good buy in 2021

27-Oct-2021 05:30

Commentary: Apple's iPhone 11 has all the basics for hundreds of dollars less than the iPhone 13.

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Eliminate all bottlenecks in your data backups with StarWind’s NVMe Backup Appliance

27-Oct-2021 05:18

StarWind has harnessed the speed and reliability of NVMe infrastructure so you don’t have to wait to schedule backups or slow down production while you wait for backups to finish.

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WhatsApp’s iPhone-to-Android chat transfer is now available on Pixels and new phones

27-Oct-2021 05:05

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Google that WhatsApp’s chat history migration feature to bring your messages from iPhones to Android is now available on “all Pixel phones” and that it’ll “become available on new smartphones that launch with Android 12.” The feature was but will make the experience of switching from iOS to Android easier, as you won’t have to give up your messaging history.

The process should be relatively simple, as long as you’ve got WhatsApp up to date on both your iPhone and Android phone, and you’ve got a USB-C to Lightning cable handy. Google says that while setting up your Android phone, you’ll be prompted to scan a QR code with your iPhone, which will let you start the transfer process.

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Samsung's next update will make your Galaxy phone feel a little more like an iPhone

27-Oct-2021 05:04

Commentary: Samsung's One UI 4 update brings user interface and privacy changes to Samsung devices that resemble certain iPhone features.

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Nintendo 64 games on Nintendo Switch are not too up to snuff

27-Oct-2021 04:48

Textures and environments are outputting inconsistently in the Switch version of Ocarina of Time

Monday evening, Nintendo released its latest features bundled into the Nintendo Switch Online subscription: Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games via an “Expansion Pack.”

As soon as players got a chance to , they immediately took to Twitter to share their disdain of the less-than-ideal emulation quality.

A particularly posted to Twitter by speedrunner ZFG1 comparing the Water Temple on N64, Wii Virtual Console, and Switch was a hot topic today. The Switch version was noticeably lacking fog, revealing terrible-looking textures that represent water.

I launched Mario 64, StarFox 64, and Zelda: Ocarina of Time for a quick test. Input speed for Mario 64 and StarFox 64...

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How to watch Braves vs Astros and live stream World Series 2021 from anywhere

27-Oct-2021 04:42

The Fall Classic has arrived and here's how to watch every game of the Braves vs Astros series with a 2021 World Series live stream.

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DJI leak shows unreleased Mavic 3 Cine drone from pretty much every angle

27-Oct-2021 04:37

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around DJI’s unreleased Mavic 3 drone, but it’s now thoroughly leaked ahead of its expected November launch, with images, spec sheets, and more. The leaks come to us from , , and DroneXL’s . They show what the drone looks like from almost every angle and detail the three different Mavic 3 bundles that will be available (as well as the differences between them).

Previous rumors indicated the Mavic 3 will have better battery life than its predecessor and USB-C charging, plus two cameras (one “main” wide-angle shooter with a Four Thirds sensor and one with a telephoto lens). Today's leaks suggest the drone will ship in both DJI’s standard “fly more” bundle and a new “Cine” bundle.

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Bruce Campbell Fights Alien Zombies in Horror Comedy Black Friday

27-Oct-2021 04:30

On Thanksgiving night, a group of weary employees pulls up to work, anticipating an unruly, door-busting crowd who’ll arrive in the wee hours for a frenzy of shopping. What they’re not expecting is an alien invasion that turns all those would-be customers into a hungry mob of an entirely…

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FDA panel recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

27-Oct-2021 04:12

The panel's decision will need to be accepted by the FDA, then go through the same process with the CDC before shots start going out to children.

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Palm just released $129 wireless earbuds

27-Oct-2021 04:09

The phone maker teased the launch earlier this month.

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Best Lenovo laptop deals: Early holiday savings are here for ThinkPads, Yogas and more

27-Oct-2021 04:07

You'll find big discounts on the flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon, two-in-one Yoga convertibles and a Legion gaming laptop with RTX 3060 graphics.

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Holograms are coming to Cisco Webex

27-Oct-2021 04:00

Cisco wants to remove the barriers to hybrid work by using real-time, photorealistic holograms for remote training and collaboration.

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Facebook Connect: How to watch the big AR, VR event

27-Oct-2021 03:52

The social network is doubling down on the metaverse.

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TikTok and Snap want to prove they’re not Facebook

27-Oct-2021 03:51

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Snap, TikTok, and YouTube set out with one important goal for Tuesday’s Senate hearing on child safety: to convince lawmakers that they are nothing like Facebook. While lawmakers were encouraged by the companies’ transparency, their humble approach hasn’t dissuaded lawmakers from pursuing new legislation.

While YouTube’s parent company Google has testified before, it was the first time representatives from Snap and TikTok testified before Congress, and they came prepared to differentiate themselves from the social media giant at the center of yet another series of scandals. It was Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s leaks that led senators to pursue these hearings. The Facebook Papers loomed over the event, reinforcing Snap and...

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The Climate Denial Is Coming From Inside Facebook's House

27-Oct-2021 03:48

In the midst of the second-hottest October in human history, a question popped up on an internal Facebook message board. “Policy for Misinformation - Climate Change Denial?”

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Twitter user 'Alex DeLarge' charged in pump-and-dump scheme

27-Oct-2021 03:39

Prosecutors say the stock trader allegedly operated a social media scheme involving penny stocks that garnered $1 million in illicit profits.

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Microsoft may be looking to break into the K-12 market with a brand new Chromebook

27-Oct-2021 03:35

According to a recent report, Microsoft might be heading into the educational market with a brand low-cost Chromebook that would compete with the Lenovo 100W or the HP Stream series.

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Best Android apps of 2021

27-Oct-2021 03:30

The best Android apps of the year include a social media giant, a video editor and a gaming streaming service.

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Helicopters, Trained Dogs, and 44 Tons of Poison Not Enough to Keep Rats Off Protected Island

27-Oct-2021 03:30

Lord Howe Island was declared free of rodents in 2019, but the celebration may have been premature. The recent appearance of nearly 100 rats has conservationists wondering if these intruders are survivors or newcomers to the island, which is a home to various endangered species.

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Twitter shows growth despite Apple's privacy changes

27-Oct-2021 03:26

The social media company releases its third-quarter earnings.

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Google's quarterly profit soars again as ad sales continue to grow

27-Oct-2021 03:25

Third-quarter profit and revenue both rise again and beat analysts' expectations.

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Microsoft Office, Windows, and cloud boosts Q1 2022 earnings

27-Oct-2021 03:20

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Microsoft posted the first quarter of its 2022 , reporting revenue of $45.3 billion and a net income of $20.5 billion (GAAP). Revenue is up 22 percent, and net income has increased by 48 percent. Microsoft has seen strong revenue performance in its cloud, server, and Office businesses this quarter.

Microsoft might have just launched Windows 11 earlier this month, but in the months ahead of this new version of Windows, PC sales have started to .

That doesn’t seem to have impacted Microsoft’s Windows revenues, though. Windows OEM revenue has increased by 10 percent this quarter, despite what Microsoft calls “continued PC demand impacted by supply chain constraints.”

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Sony's Xperia Pro-I Is a Ridiculous Camera That's Also a Phone

27-Oct-2021 03:20

After , Sony has officially announced its Xperia Pro-I, a smartphone with a wild camera—or a wild camera that’s also a smartphone, depending on how you look at it.

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Lightroom masking arrives, bringing a major upgrade to photo editing

27-Oct-2021 03:13

Adobe's AI technology selects regions of your photo so you can make detailed edits faster -- and without needing to open the image in Photoshop.

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Google just had another record quarter because or in spite of everything going on

27-Oct-2021 03:12

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Google has done it again — raking in more money than ever before for as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on. Alphabet’s Q3 2021 earnings show an all-time record revenue of $65.1 billion and record profits for the fifth quarter in a row at $18.9 billion.

As we mentioned , the growth we’re seeing in 2021 is unusually large: a huge leap over 2020.

Revenue increased 41 percent year over...

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Dune's Calculating Bene Gesserit Are a Most Precious Resource

27-Oct-2021 03:10

Though  focuses on as he and most everyone around him dance around the obvious fact that he is the long-prophesied chosen one destined to bring an end to the war between House Atreides and House Harkonnen, when we first meet him, he’s a far cry from the legendary messiah king he’ll…

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Feds Join Mass Arrest of 150 People in Connection With Dark Net Drug Dealing

27-Oct-2021 03:00

Authorities in the U.S. and Europe have arrested droves of people in connection to dark web drug peddling, the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday.

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NASA: Glitch forces Hubble Space Telescope into safe mode

27-Oct-2021 02:52

Hang in there, Hubble. The observatory has temporarily suspended its science observations.

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Range Rover will be first all-electric Land Rover, and it gets its biggest screens ever

27-Oct-2021 02:45

The new Range Rover has arrived, and while the fully electric model is still a while off, the PHEV options gets a huge range boost.

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2022 Land Rover Range Rover is sleeker than ever yet even more capable - Roadshow

27-Oct-2021 02:45

The fifth generation of this luxury SUV offers new powertrains, more tech and extra luxury, all of which is wrapped in concept-car design.

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A fully electric Range Rover is coming in 2024 - Roadshow

27-Oct-2021 02:45

The 2022 Range Rover's new platform was designed with electrification in mind, and it's happening soon.

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Blizzard cancels BlizzCon 2022

27-Oct-2021 02:45

The company says it will "reimagine" the fan show.

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The new Range Rover SV is the future of subtle luxury - Roadshow

27-Oct-2021 02:45

Land Rover's flagship luxury SUV has a wealth of interesting design cues and fresh materials.

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Dune sequel confirmed, set to come out in 2023

27-Oct-2021 02:42

After Dune's successful opening weekend, Warner Bros. and Legendary announce the production of Dune: Part Two.

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Succession season 3, episode 2 recap: Who will end up king potato?

27-Oct-2021 02:32

Shiv emerges as the key player in HBO's superrich family feud.

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Gift idea: Snatch a $23 set of hand-painted cocktail glasses (normally $60)

27-Oct-2021 02:18

This handsome and giftable foursome of owl-emblazoned glasses perfect for an old-fashioned is $37 off right now.

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Google’s Pixel 6 is a good smartphone, but will it be enough to convince buyers?

27-Oct-2021 02:13

Google's Pixel 6 is finally here, but will Google's reputation cap its sales before it can truly get off the ground?

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Apple’s MacBook Pro is a GPU-shaped warning to Nvidia and AMD

27-Oct-2021 02:12

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Apple hit Intel hard with its first M1 chips, offering a with its 2020 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Less than a year later, it’s already starting to compete with the best GPUs from AMD and Nvidia as well. The new MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max offer a first glimpse at how well Apple’s M1 chips can scale to provide raw performance that rivals the discrete graphics cards we typically find inside Windows-powered laptops.

Nvidia has been trying to woo many of Apple’s professional and creative customers with its Studio laptops, but with its MacBook port selection and keyboard, but it’s also scaled up its M1 chips to meet the...

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Stripe and Klarna partner to offer businesses buy now, pay later

27-Oct-2021 02:00

Stripe has added Klarna as a payment option and Klarna will now use Stripe as its preferred payments partner.

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A Mermaid Tests Her Fate in the West African Mythology-Inspired Tale Skin of the Sea

27-Oct-2021 02:00

When a saves a human life, she’s most definitely not hailed as a hero—she’s marked for terrible punishment because she’s broken an ancient law designed to protect . In that vein, Nigerian-Welsh author Natasha Bowen drew upon to create her fantasy debut, Skin of the Sea, and io9…

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What Is COP26 and Why Is It Important?

27-Oct-2021 01:45

COP26 is the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference

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Samsung is making a cloud gaming service for its Tizen smart TVs

27-Oct-2021 01:28

Samsung has announced its plans to create a cloud gaming service for its Tizen smart TVs - here’s what we know so far.

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Biden Nominates Net Neutrality Champion Jessica Rosenworcel to Head the FCC

27-Oct-2021 01:25

Joe Biden has, after nine months, nominated Jessica Rosenworcel as chair of the Federal Communications Commission. While longtime Commissioner Rosenworcel filled in as the acting chair, we’ve been banging our heads against the desks wondering why Biden wouldn’t just pull the trigger. While Biden waited, the FCC has…

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With Dune: Part 2 Announced, Denis Villeneuve Can Complete the Sci-Fi Tale

27-Oct-2021 01:15

At the end of Dune: Part One, Zendaya’s character Chani told the audience “This is only the beginning,” and now that’s officially true. Legendary, the company behind Dune, as well as Paul Atreides himself, Timothée Chalamet, that is officially going to happen.

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Roughly One-Third of Bitcoin Is Controlled by a Small Cabal of Whales, According to New Study

27-Oct-2021 01:10

For all the talk of , the vast majority of Bitcoin continues to be owned by a relative handful of investors.

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In the Italian Sci-Fi Fable Anna, the Child Apocalypse Will Not Be Kid-Friendly

27-Oct-2021 01:00

It’s not often that an award-winning author and screenwriter decides to direct a TV series adapted from his own beloved novel, but that’s exactly what Niccolò Ammaniti has done with Anna (set to air on AMC+). Based on his 2015 book, the six-episode series takes a —a world where a

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