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02:14 pm
The Verge Senate committee issues official subpoenas to Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey
Mark Zuckerberg previously testified before the House Financial Services Committee in October 2019. | Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Thursday morning, the Senate Commerce committ...
02:04 pm
The Verge Steve from Minecraft is the latest character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nintendo unveiled this morning that Steve from Minecraft will be added to the character roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. This is the second character to be int...
02:00 pm GMT
Techcrunch Macrometa, an edge computing service for app developers, lands $7M seed round led by DNX
As people continue to work and study from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in edge computing has increased. Macrometa, a Palo Alto-based that provides edge computing infrastructure for ...
02:00 pm
The Verge Apple Watch Series 6 review: minute improvements
The watch is great, the blood oxygen monitor is not Continue reading… ...
01:59 pm -04
Engadget Google will pay publishers to curate a reliable news feed
Today, Google announced plans to invest $1 billion in partnerships with news publishers. With that money, Google will pay publishers to curate content for a new product, the Google News Showcase. This...
01:56 pm GMT
Mashable Google Pixel 5 is more proof the iPhone 12 will eat everyone's lunch
Apple has the best budget phone on the market. I've been saying it for a while — and I've been ridiculed for it — but it's true. In fact, it probably has the best-priced option for every b...
01:55 pm
Freelance Switch 25 Best Free MS PowerPoint PPT Icons to Download & Use for 2020/2021
If you're creating a presentation, maybe you're in search of PowerPoint icons. Icons are everywhere. Every day, we rely on icons to help us navigate apps, our roads, and product labels. If a picture...
01:54 pm GMT
Android Headlines The Google Pixel 5 Is Nearly Perfect For The Current Pandemic Times
Google announced the Pixel 5 yesterday, and while many are complaining that it's boring, or doesn't have a cutting-edge processor inside, it's actually a nearly perfect phone for the pandemic. One, th...
01:47 pm GMT
Techcrunch Motif Foodworks preps commercial production for its first ingredient, improving the flavor of beef substitutes
Motif Foodworks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product an ingredient to improv...
01:37 pm GMT
Android Headlines These New Camera Features Are Exclusive To Pixel 4a 5G & Pixel 5
Every year with new Pixel smartphones, Google unveils some new camera features too. Which are exclusive to the new models for a little while and always make their way to older Pixel smartphones. The P...
01:35 pm
Freelance Switch How to Respond to Email Introductions With Good Etiquette
Have you ever received an email introduction and wondered how to respond? Getting introductions to important contacts through people you know is vital to success. Such introductions can help you find ...
01:33 pm GMT
Techcrunch Cisco acquires PortShift to raise its game in DevOps and Kubernetes security
Cisco is making another acquisition to expand its reach in security solutions, this time specifically targeting DevOps and the world of container management. It is acquiring PortShift, an Israeli star...
01:27 pm
The Verge You can get a refurbished Sonos Playbar for $120 off at Best Buy
The Sonos Playbar soundbar isn’t as new as the Beam (by a long shot, it was released in 2013), but it’s a more powerful option. If you want to pick one up, Best Buy has refurbished mod...
01:23 pm GMT
Techcrunch Altinity grabs $4M seed to build cloud version of ClickHouse open source data warehouse
Earlier this month, cloud data warehouse Snowflake turned heads when it debuted on the stock market. Today, Altinity, the commercial company behind the open source ClickHouse data warehouse announced ...
01:20 pm
The Verge Whats on your desk, Becca Farsace?
Trees, pandas, earbuds, and Abe Lincoln Continue reading… ...
01:20 pm GMT
BoingBoing How to make an impossible two-legged chair
Maker John Malecki built a two-legged chair sturdy enough to hold his nearly 300-pound full weight.He was inspired by the blue chair at this end of this optical illusion furniture clip, although that ...
01:15 pm GMT
BoingBoing Scorpion gaming chair stings you in the face with its monitor
Behold the Cluvens Scorpion Computer Cockpit, an articulated $3300 monstrosity with a monitor for a stinger and 8 vicious-looking clawed legs.The tail of the Scorpion extends to become the overhang s...
01:12 pm GMT
Android Headlines Official Google Pixel 5 Wallpapers Are Available To Download
Google had introduced its new flagship yesterday, the Google Pixel 5. Weve already talked about the phone at length, and now the Pixel 5 wallpapers are available to download. These wallpapers have bee...
01:08 pm GMT
Android Headlines This Discounted Sony 65-inch 4K TV Is Ready For The PS5 & Xbox Series X
Amazon is running a really great sale on the Sony 65-inch X900H 4K Android TV. Allowing you to save $400 off of its regular price. That knocks the price down to just $998. And this TV from Sony is als...
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Engadget Team shooter 'Rogue Company' is now free-to-play
Rogue Company, a 4v4 team-based multiplayer shooter that arrived in a closed beta early this year, is now free-to-play in an open beta. The game was popular from the start thanks to features like cros...
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Engadget Microsoft announces new keyboard, mouse and other accessories
As people around the world are settling into new work- or study-from-home routines, Microsoft is rolling out new products it says will upgrade your home office space. The tech giant has announced acce...
01:00 pm GMT
BoingBoing Almost everything you need to know about outdoor patio heaters
There are currently about a dozen outdoor patio heaters setup around my very small patio at home. This includes several propane models that would easily constitute a fire hazard if they were all to be...
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Engadget Microsoft updates the Surface Pro X with a new processor option
October is here, which means its time again for Microsoft to release new hardware. While the Surface Duo may have been the talk of the town last month with its intriguing new form factor, todays annou...
01:00 pm GMT
Techcrunch Microsoft adds the $549 Laptop Go to its growing Surface lineup
Microsoft just added a couple of key additions to its ever-growing lineup of Surface devices. There are a bunch of new accessories and an update to the Surface Pro X, which you can read about here. Th...
01:00 pm GMT
Techcrunch Microsoft updates its Arm-based Surface Pro X tablet with a faster CPU
Microsoft today announced the second generation of its Arm-based Surface Pro X tablet. The first generation of the Pro X launched last October and since then, Microsoft worked with Qualcomm to design ...
01:00 pm GMT
BoingBoing Sharpin's Digital Pinball Machine brings old-school arcade action into your home
Consider this are you someone who would want a full-sized pinball machine in your home?If you were a kid who spent more than 10 minutes in an arcade, a bowling alley, a family fun center, or a simila...
01:00 pm -04
Engadget Microsoft's cute Surface Laptop Go has a 12.6-inch screen, starts at $549
Last year, Microsoft went big with first-ever 15-inch Surface Laptop. Now, its going smaller: the Surface Laptop Go is a sleeker (and cuter) notebook with a 12.6-inch screen. And similar to the Surfac...
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Engadget Corsair did its best, but I still dislike opto-mechanical keyboards
Its a bit of an understatement to say that gaming keyboards have come a long way in the past decade. Customizable RGB lighting, dedicated macro keys and media controls have become standard features. A...
01:00 pm
Slashdot Facebook Will Ban Ads That Wrongly Claim Election Victory
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Facebook will ban ads that wrongly claim victory in the US presidential race. The news comes a week after the company announced it would reject ads ...
01:00 pm GMT
Mashable Microsoft's new Surface Pro X has a creepy eye contact feature for video chats
With the pandemic forcing a lot of us to work from home for the foreseeable future, it's very likely people are upgrading their devices to something more suitable. And, it's safe to say Microsoft is a...
01:00 pm
TutsPlus - Design 30 Inspiring Old English Fonts
Love vintage design? Then we're sure you'll love this sweet collection of Old English-inspired fonts. Enjoy these decorative Old English fonts and let us know your favorites in the comments! Old Eng...
01:00 pm
The Verge Microsofts updated Surface Pro X has a faster processor and new platinum color option
Microsoft is updating its $1,499 ARM-based Surface Pro X device today. The big new additions are an updated SQ2 processor, and a classic platinum color option found on Microsoft’s other ...
01:00 pm
The Verge New UE Fits true wireless earbuds can mold to your ear shape for a perfect fit
GIF: Ultimate Ears Most of us stick with the silicone ear tips that come in the box with our earbuds; usually one of the small / medium / large sizes makes for a good enough seal to enha...
01:00 pm
The Verge The best new animators are making their names on TikTok
Illustration by Alex Castro / Animations by Alex Rabbit, King Science, TootyMcNooty, Recokh. TikTok has become a thriving playground for animation Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm
The Verge Corsairs new K100 gaming keyboard has a fantastic, multi-purpose dial
Corsair Corsair’s new $229.99 K100 is currently the company’s most expensive mechanical gaming keyboard. What lends to the high cost, in part, is the handy iCue control dial at its t...
01:00 pm
The Verge Microsofts new $549 Surface Laptop Go aims to compete with Chromebooks
Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Go. | Microsoft Microsoft is introducing a new Surface Laptop Go today, designed to be a more affordable alternative to the company’s more premium devi...
12:55 pm
Freelance Switch 25 Best Free Infographic PowerPoint PPT Presentation Templates for 2020
If you work with data and give PowerPoint presentations in 2020, consider using infographics. Luckily, there are plenty of good infographic templates for PPT.Use a country infographic like this one in...
12:50 pm GMT
BoingBoing Moosiah: boaters spot moose running on water
As boaters zipped across this body of water, they were surprised to be overtaken by a moose scampering across the surface as it overtook them.What can we deduce as it chose to vamoose? A supernatural ...
12:46 pm GMT
Mashable Google Photos gets smarter, AI-powered editor
Google just launched a bunch of hardware, including two new Pixel phones, but the company has also been working on some new features which can benefit users of other Android devices as well. On W...
12:45 pm GMT
Techcrunch Imperva to acquire database security startup jSonar
Cybersecurity giant Imperva will acquire jSonar, a database security startup that recently landed $50 million from Goldman Sachs. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The acquisition o...
12:39 pm GMT
Android Headlines Save $20 On The Instant Pot Duo Today
Amazon has a great sale going on for the Instant Pot Duo today, where you can save $20 on the regular price. That brings the price down to just $79. The Instant Pot Duo is a 7-in-1 multi-use programma...
12:38 pm GMT
Techcrunch Combining machine learning tools for medical imaging with genetic sequencing nets Sophia Genetics $110M
SOPHiA GENETICS, the shoutily and poorly capitalized named startup that’s combining machine learning tools for medical imaging and genetic sequencing to come up with a more holistic view of dise...
12:36 pm GMT
BoingBoing WAP but with Disney animation
Over 50 Disney animated movies were used in this reimagined music video for "WAP." Watch it while you can.(Reddit)screengrab via Streamable...
12:36 pm GMT
BoingBoing Casey Neistat visits Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch
Most videos of Kelly Slater's amazing Surf Ranch just show the fun part, but Casey Neistat gives a detailed account of what it's like to get an appointment and surf in your designated heat. Everyone i...
12:30 pm GMT
Android Headlines Check Out Promo Videos Of The New Pixels, Nest Audio & Google TV
Google's "Launch Night In" event is done and dusted in under 30 minutes. In that short period of time, the company has unveiled two 5G Pixel smartphones, an all-new Chromecast with Google TV, and a Ne...
12:18 pm GMT
Android Headlines OnePlus 8T May Cost Less Than OnePlus 8, This Is Why
The OnePlus 8T may cost less than the OnePlus 8T, and now we know whats the main reason for that. I mean, there are several reasons why that is quite possible, but the newest piece of information clea...
12:15 pm -04
Engadget Steam's first digital tabletop festival kicks off this month
Valve is launching a new Steam event tabletop gaming fans might love, especially now its not wise to play in person with a bunch of people. The first ever Steam Digital Tabletop Fest, a joint project ...
12:14 pm GMT
Android Headlines Google Pixel 5 & 4a 5G Let You Edit Audio Straight From The Transcript
Pixel 5 and 4a 5G are the latest offerings from Google that have been released yesterday in an online event. As always, there are plenty of new features that these devices are packing. Notably, out of...
12:04 pm GMT
Android Headlines Google Set A Really Low Bar For Pixel Phone Sales
Google has set a really low bar for Pixel phone sales this year, according to Nikkei Asia. The company is allegedly planning to produce less than 1 million Pixel 5 handsets this year. Google has opted...
12:00 pm GMT
BoingBoing Catholic Priests used to perform abortions, and it was considered a lesser sin than fornication
A few years, the Irish Times' Women's Podcast looked into the historical relationships between the Catholic Church and abortion, based on extant old religious texts (mostly from Ireland). There's lots...
12:00 pm
The Verge Star Wars: Squadrons is as good (and as hard) as actually flying an X-Wing
There’s an enemy fighter on my tail. I glance out the window of my X-Wing, and call out to two of my wingmates in Vanguard Squadron to pick the TIEs off my back, restock on missiles, and...
11:54 am GMT
Android Headlines OnePlus 8T Preview: Release Date, Specs, Price & More
The OnePlus 8T is right around the corner, and a ton of information surfaced up until this point. Before we begin, its worth noting that the phones codename is Kebab. The device will arrive alongside ...
11:49 am GMT
Android Headlines The US DOJ May Hit Google With Antitrust Lawsuit Next Week
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) may file a lawsuit against Google over its anticompetitive practices as soon as next week. The DOJ is currently urging state attorneys general to sign onto the suit,...
11:47 am GMT
BoingBoing Trump campaign "purges" Brad Parscale after hospitalization
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, arrested and hospitalized earlier this week after reportedly threatening to harm himself, is being "purged" by the campaign, reports the Daily Beast. He's ...
11:45 am GMT
BoingBoing Nifty demonstration of a glass dip pen
Greg from Greg and Pens demonstrates a great entry-level glass dip pen. They are easier to use than quills and fountain pens, but they have that cool scratch feel as they're drawn across the paper. Th...
11:45 am GMT
Techcrunch Jsto adds another $5 million in funding to build its online, delivery-only grocery store for Latin America
As it begins expanding beyond its home base in Mexico City, the on-demand, online only grocery store Jsto has added another $5 million in early stage funding. The new money came from Bimbo Ventures, t...
11:38 am GMT
BoingBoing 27 sealed sarcophogi unearthed in a newly excavated Egyptian tomb
This is either really cool; or a terrible omen that 2020's about to get even worse; or both.From Smithsonian Magazine:On Saturday, Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the d...
11:38 am GMT
BoingBoing Google Maps' Nazi problem
Google Maps' reviewing system has provided a platform for Nazi sympathizers and antisemitic harassment for years. It's a quiet example of the trillion-dollar tech giant's disinterest in moderationand ...
11:34 am GMT
Mashable Like a real-life Iron Man, this jetsuit paramedic will help rescue people
In collaboration with Gravity Industries, the Great North Air Ambulance Service has created a jetsuit that could help deploy paramedics in search and rescue missions, particularly in difficult terrain...
11:30 am
The Verge Can the Pixel 5 camera still compete using the same old aging sensor?
Google’s new Pixel phones are here, as is the annual round of speculation over how their cameras will perform. The Pixel cameras have been in a weird spot for a couple of years; the Pixe...
11:29 am GMT
Android Headlines Samsung's Good Lock Update Brings New S Pen Features & More
Samsung has always been one of the OEMs that gives a good range of customization options to its users. Good Lock is another app the lets you do that and guess what? It is receiving a new update. Using...
11:22 am -04
Engadget The Morning After: Google unveiled new Pixels, Chromecast and more
Thank you, Google, for keeping your remote press conference mercifully short and to the point.Oddly, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G phones dont confuse them were given equal weighting with a new, prett...
11:09 am GMT
Android Headlines OnePlus 7 & 7 Pro Update Optimizes Power Consumption & Improves Security
A new OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro update has started rolling out, and it brings some power consumption improvements, amongst other things. In the case of both phones, this update is marked as 10.0.8, at least...
11:07 am -04
Engadget Tesla Model 3 earned a mediocre score in Europe's new assisted driving test
Europes New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) has released its second series of assisted driving grades, and despite having the best technology, Teslas Model 3 came away with a mediocre score. The reason?...
11:00 am
The Verge The Pixel 5 and 4A 5G play it safe
Image: Google Google’s fall hardware presentation was a slickly-produced 30-minute affair with four products, as expected. You can experience it with our liveblog here or catch up on t...
11:00 am
The Verge Once again, ULA delays launch of its rocket carrying classified spy satellite
Update October 1st, 7AM ET: Yet again, ULA stopped the launch mere seconds before takeoff, after a sensor reported a faulty reading. The main combustion chambers in the engines did not ign...
10:44 am GMT
Techcrunch Google to pay out $1B to publishers to license content for new Google News Showcase
Google has long had a frenemy position with regards to the world of news: it can direct a lot of traffic to online publishers, but that’s only if people bother to click on links after getting th...
10:36 am GMT
Android Headlines The EU Digital Services Act Would Make Smartphone Bloatware Removable
You may not have to put up with non-removablebloatware on your phone or computer for much longer, at least in Europe. The European Union (EU) is planning to force OEMs to let users uninstall any pre-i...
10:30 am GMT
Smashing Magazine Understanding TypeScript Generics
An introduction to the utilization of Generics in TypeScript with examples grounded in real-world use cases, such as collections, approaches to error handling, the Repository Pattern, and so on....
10:10 am -04
Engadget Figo's connected sous vide promises to chill, seal and cook your meals
A company called Eat Figo has started crowdfunding for the Figo, an all-in-one connected sous vide that promises to vacuum-seal, refrigerate and cook your food. The idea is that you can prepare and se...
10:07 am GMT
Android Headlines Someone Already Unboxed The Google Pixel 5, And Filmed It
Google introduced its new Pixel smartphones yesterday, but it seems like the company did not ship review units beforehand. We didnt get one, nor did we see unboxings from other sources on YouTube. Wel...
10:00 am
The Verge Facebooks latest integrations with Instagram could make it harder for regulators to break up the company
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Today, let’s talk about a couple little things that could turn into a big thing. In January 2019, Mike Isaac reported a noteworthy developme...
10:00 am
Slashdot Huawei Ready To Reveal Inner Workings To Show No Security Threat
Huawei's Italian President says the company is ready to show that its technology does not pose any security risk to the countries that will include its equipment in the creation of 5G networks. Reuter...
09:35 am -04
Engadget GitHub can actively look for security holes in your code
GitHub, the Microsoft-owned code repository, has announced something that will hopefully make all our software much more secure. The platform has, after several months of testing, now launched code sc...
09:32 am GMT
Android Headlines China May Launch An Antitrust Investigation Into Google Soon
After the US, China is now reportedly preparing to launch an antitrust investigation into Google. Authorities in the far east are looking to examine whether the Alphabet-owned tech giant has hindered ...
09:03 am GMT
Android Headlines New OnePlus Nord Update Improves Camera, Display & More
OnePlus has started pushing a new update for the OnePlus Nord, and it brings both camera and display improvements. Thats just a part of the picture, though, as more changes are listed. This update is ...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable This helpful tool will make editing PDFs less annoying
TL;DR: Instantly convert PDFs into the file type you want with a lifetime subscription to the all-in-one PDFBear Software for $69.99, a 93% savings as of Oct. 1. We’ve all been there. You w...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable This convenient work bag will even charge your devices
TL;DR: Carry all your necessities in a Moovy Bag with a portable power station for $199.99, a 49% savings as of Oct. 1. If you're working from home these days, the Moovy bag portable power statio...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable Invest in yourself with a huge online learning bundle for $99
TL;DR: Be a jack of all trades with the Complete eLearning Lifetime Membership bundle for $99, a 99% savings as of Oct. 1. Want to dive into online learning, but not sure where to start? This bun...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable ExpressVPN is extending annual subscriptions for free
SAVE 49%: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $6.67 per month as of Oct. 1, saving you 49% on list price.We're always on the lookout for the next big deal, and there are always plenty...
08:55 am -04
Engadget US court agrees with SEC that Kik's $100 million coin offering violated the law
A US district judge for the Southern District of New York has agreed with the Securities and Exchange Commissions assessment that Kiks $100 million initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 was a securities...
08:36 am
The Verge New Chromecast works as a cheap but unsupported xCloud streamer
The new Chromecast includes both a dongle and remote. | Google Google’s new Chromecast can run Microsoft’s xCloud if you’re prepared to sideload the game streaming service, The Ver...
08:10 am
The Verge Microsoft Outlook is down worldwide
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft’s Outlook service is down worldwide, affecting Outlook on the web, Outlook.com, and Outlook on desktop and mobile. The outage started at aroun...
08:10 am
The Verge Microsoft Outlook was down worldwide for four hours
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft’s Outlook service was down worldwide today, affecting Outlook on the web, Outlook.com, and Outlook on desktop and mobile. The outage started a...
07:51 am GMT
Techcrunch Cazoo, the UK used car sales portal, raises another $311M, now valued at over $2B
A lot of people are opting to use cars instead of taking public transportation in the UK at the moment, as a way of ensuring more social distancing, and today one of the startups that’s built a ...
07:51 am GMT
Techcrunch Cazoo, the UK used car sales platform, raises another $311M, now valued at over $2.5B
A lot of people are opting to use cars instead of taking public transportation in the UK at the moment, as a way of ensuring more social distancing, and today one of the startups that’s built a ...
07:19 am -04
Engadget Roland's portable TR-6S replicates classic '80s drum machines on a budget
Roland has unveiled a pair of drum machines that recreate sounds from classic models like the TR-606 and TR-909, updated with modern features like real-time recording. The first model is the $400 TR-6...
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Engadget Astro's first wired earbuds are aimed at mobile gamers
Competition in the headset arena has gotten pretty fierce the past few years but, for many gamers, Astro is still the name they trust the most. However, while the companys reputation for high-quality ...
07:01 am
The Verge Astros A03 is its first set of in-ear headphones made for gaming
Astro Astro is debuting its first set of in-ear headphones, the A03. It’s an unexpected step for the company, which traditionally makes over-ear gaming headsets, like the new A20 Gen 2...
07:00 am
Slashdot Google/Gallup: Kids Aren't Drinking CS Kool-Aid, 'Interventions' Needed
theodp writes: Despite the $80+ million Google.org alone spent promoting K-12 CS, a new Google-commissioned Gallup report on students in grades 7-12 shows that "students are generally unconvinced that...
06:53 am GMT
Techcrunch Frances Sendinblue, an all-in-one digital marketing platform, raises $160M
As more companies and brands put the internet at the core of how they run their businesses these days, it’s giving a strong push to the growth of startups that are building tools to help them. I...
06:38 am GMT
Just Creative 15 Best Ink Brushes for Procreate in 2020
Ink as an art form goes back generations. With our list of best ink brushes for Procreate, you can keep it going well into the future.The post 15 Best Ink Brushes for Procreate in 2020 first appeared ...
06:00 am GMT
BoingBoing Lumen5 Video Maker's AI brain practically makes your social media videos for you
If you include video in social media posts for your business, you'll see a 66 percent boost in serious engagement. Your brand awareness will be up over 50 percent. And an overwhelming 93 percent of ma...
06:00 am GMT
Techcrunch eFounders unveils its next batch of enterprise SaaS startups
Since 2011, European startup studio eFounders has launched 27 companies with a focus on software-as-a-service companies trying to improve the way we work. Some of them have been quite successful, such...
05:14 am -04
Engadget Twitter removed 130 Iran-linked accounts during last night's debate
Twitter has removed 130 accounts that appeared to originate from Iran and were attempting to disrupt public conversation around the 2020 US Presidential debate. The social networks Support account has...
05:06 am GMT
Techcrunch Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger on the startups $100 million round, profitability, and SPAC mania
As people spend less time out in the world and more time daydreaming about when a vaccine will arrive, lifestyle shoes are only gaining traction. One obvious beneficiary is Allbirds, the San Francisco...
04:00 am GMT
BoingBoing Vocabulary Quest is an action-adventure game that also happens to teach you advanced vocab words
Studying for vocabulary tests in grade school was always the worst. Just you, a list of words, a sheet of paper and a pencil…and endless, endless, endless repetition. It was always the equivalen...
03:30 am
Slashdot Greenland's Ice Melting Faster Than At Any Time In Past 12,000 Years
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Greenland's ice is starting to melt faster than at any time in the past 12,000 years, research has shown, which will raise sea levels and could h...
03:03 am -04
Engadget Google's 'Hold for Me' Assistant feature appears first on new Pixel phones
When the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G arrive, theyll include an early preview of Googles new feature for the Phone app, the Duplex-powered Hold for Me. Mentioned during the Launch Night presentation and ex...
02:02 am
Slashdot IKEA Is Saying Goodbye To Non-Rechargeable Batteries
Ikea will remove all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries from its global home furnishings by October 2021, according to statement from the company emailed Wednesday. CNET reports: Aiming to reduce ene...
01:42 am GMT
Techcrunch Indian startups explore forming an alliance and alternative app store to fight Googles monopoly
Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nations smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the worlds second largest internet marke...
01:42 am GMT
Techcrunch Indian startups explore alliance and alternative app store to fight Googles monopoly
Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nations smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the worlds second-largest internet marke...
01:25 am
Slashdot Serious Injuries At Amazon Fulfillment Centers Topped 14,000, Despite the Company's Safety Claims
Even as Amazon spends tens of millions on new robotics and technologies to automate its warehouses, workers are still paying the price with more than 14,000 serious injuries -- requiring days off or j...
01:19 am GMT
Abduzeedo Lynk & Co Reveal - Its finally coming and its grand!
Lynk & Co Reveal - Its finally coming and its grand! AoiroStudio09.30.20 Today was a big day for Lynk & Co and they did a fantastic job teasing us the reveal during the p...
12:45 am
Slashdot Facebook Launches Cross-Platform Messaging On Instagram and Messenger
Facebook is now allowing select users use Instagram to chat with friends on Facebook Messenger and vise-versa. Instagram's direct messages system is also being expanded with features taken from Messen...
12:37 am
The Verge Google says the Pixels Soli radar and Motion Sense will return
Image: Google Google’s $799 Pixel 4 had built-in radar. The new $699 Pixel 5 does not — it ditches the sensor-laden forehead of its predecessor entirely in favor of thinner bezels an...
12:36 am
The Verge The just-announced Pixel 5 has somehow already been unboxed
The Pixel 5, Google’s latest Android flagship, was just announced today, and someone on YouTube has already posted an unboxing video of the new device ahead of its release (via 9to5Googl...
12:27 am GMT
BoingBoing Horrid mug looks like wool sweater
The White Winter Ceramic Mug [Amazon, set of four] is designed to resemble a nice cosy knitted sweater. Just imagine it filled with a hot steaming cup of tea or chocolate, surrounded by fancy European...
12:23 am -04
Engadget Facebook has removed more than 6,500 militia groups and pages
Facebook has removed more than 6,500 pages and groups associated with militarized social movements, since the company announced it would crack down on QAnon and militia movements on its platform last ...
12:02 am
Slashdot Mercedes-Benz's Newest Electric City Bus Uses Solid-State Batteries
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Mercedes-Benz just announced that its new eCitaro and eCitaro G city buses will be available with roof-mounted solid-state battery packs, develop...