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Engadget

  • Logitech has unveiled some new wireless (and wired) earbuds with some unique features designed for business professionals. The key product is the Zone True Wireless Earbuds, which the company says are the first to be certified by the three major video conferencing platforms: Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. Another unique feature is support for […]
  • DirecTV is now its own company again after AT&T closed the deal with private equity firm TPG, which it first announced back in February. Under their agreement, TPG would own 30 percent of the spinoff, while the mobile giant will retain a 70 percent ownership. As its own company, DirecTV will no longer operate under […]
  • A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) officer has recommended that workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama hold a new election because Amazon broke US labor laws, the New York Times has reported. It's still only a preliminary ruling, but provides hope that workers may still be able to join the Retail, Wholesale and […]
  • Twitter is partnering with The Associated Press and Reuters to help its curation team put credible information in front of users. Made up of employees who work together to contextualize some of the most popular topics people are discussing on Twitter, the curation team oversees some of the platform’s more visible and sometimes controversial features, […]
  • Amazon has quietly introduced a new Smart Soap Dispenser that works with its Alexa voice-activated assistant. Spotted by AFTVnews, the gadget includes a set of 10 LED lights that will count down as you wash your hands for the 20 seconds recommended by the CDC to keep germs and harmful bacteria away.As an Alexa Gadget, […]

How-to Geek

  • One of the most common workloads of Docker is using it to containerize web servers like NGINX and Apache to run a high-performance content delivery fleet that can be easily auto-scaled and managed. We’ll show you how to set it up with NGINX.Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›
  • Google is going to make you use 2FA whether you like it or not. The company is already auto-enabling its custom 2FA system (called 2-Step Verification or 2SV) for compatible Google accounts, and soon, it will use the Android Chrome app to bring more users into the world of 2FA/2SV while increasing the protocol’s security.Read […]
  • Rumor has it that Samsung will announce two new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, during its Unpacked event on August 11th. These will be the first smartwatches to run on Google and Samsung’s new Watch OS, and if leaked images and specs are accurate, they may be the most impressive Android […]
  • True wireless earbuds offer the ultimate portability and stay out of your way when you wear them while doing other activities, like running or gaming. Will the head gestures controlling Klipsch’s new T5 II True Wireless ANC earbuds further this convenience, though, or just get in the way?Read This Article on Review Geek ›
  • Microsoft’s Windows 365 cloud PC service ranges in price from $20 per user per month for the cheapest option up to $162 for the most expensive one.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New York Times Tech

Lifehacker

  • Sometimes you need a day off. Sometimes you don’t need a day off, but you take one anyway. If you have any anxieties about what exercise means to you, you may spiral into worry or guilt: Am I a slacker? Am I losing all my gains?Read more…
  • Having your own lemon tree at home is often a luxury we assume is reserved for people who live in citrus-friendly locales, like sunny California or humid Florida. However, that doesn’t mean those in the northeast, midwest, or other regions of the country can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of their own fresh-squeezed…Read more…
  • Work your hands or feet enough and getting calluses is inevitable. Now that I’m a weightlifter, I have calluses all over my palms and fingers; when I played roller derby, I used to have them on specific parts of my feet. The standard advice—to gently abrade your calluses with a pumice stone or a scrubby […]
  • Last summer, Taco Bell suddenly discontinued longtime standbys like the quesarito, Fiesta potatoes, and the 7-layer burrito. Two of these weren’t banished forever—the quesarito lives on as an in-app exclusive and potatoes seem to be back for good—but the classic 7-layer burrito has simply disappeared into the ether. Read more…
  • A grilled cheese sandwich is a good quick lunch, but a little tomato soup on the side (for dipping and sipping) makes it feel like a proper meal. There is nothing wrong with heating up a can of Amy’s, but I am far more likely to have a few cans of tomato paste—rather than full-fledged […]

CNET

Buzzfeed

Slashdot

  • One of Amazon's most anticipated originals to date, a yet-unnamed Lord of the Rings original series, will officially debut on Prime Video on Friday, September 2nd, 2022. The Verge reports: Along with a premiere date, Amazon Studios released an official first image from the forthcoming series, which will be set in Middle-earth's Second Age. The […]
  • An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today in the US market, a medium-sized battery EV already has 60-68 percent lower lifetime carbon emissions than a comparable car with an internal combustion engine. And the gap is only going to increase as we use more renewable electricity. That finding comes from a white […]
  • French intelligence investigators have confirmed that Pegasus spyware has been found on the phones of three journalists, including a senior member of staff at the country's international television station France 24. Pegasus is the hacking software — or spyware — that is developed, marketed and licensed to governments around the world by NSO Group. The […]
  • The Drive reports that US Northern Command recently completed a string of tests for Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE), a combination of AI, cloud computing and sensors that could give the Pentagon the ability to predict events "days in advance," according to Command leader General Glen VanHerck. Engadget reports: The machine learning-based system observes changes […]
  • According to Steam Survey numbers for July 2021, Steam on Linux hit a 1.0% marketshare, or a +0.14% increase over the month prior. Phoronix reports: This is the highest we have seen the Steam on Linux marketshare in a number of years and well off the lows prior to introducing Steam Play (Proton) since which […]

New York Times Tech

Gizmodo

  • At least seven new cases of covid-19 has been detected over the past two days in Wuhan, China prompting city officials to declare that everyone in the city will be tested for coronavirus. Again.Read more…
  • It finally happened. After 27 years, millions of dollars and a few lucrative book deals between them, Bill and Melinda Gates finalized their divorce on Monday, marking the end of one of the most wholesome power couples of our time—or at least, formerly wholesome. Ever since the two announced their impending split last…Read more…
  • In 2015, fans walked into Star Wars: The Force Awakens with many questions—and near the top of the list was “What’s up with Luke Skywalker?” Fans would only get hints in that film, and have to wait two more years to find out his fate in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Still, this was […]
  • YouTube Premium is a solid option if you want to pay to skip through its often harrowing advertising. But it’s about $12 a month on top of a whole host of other subscription services you’re probably already paying for. The price includes access to YouTube Music, offline downloads, and background playback. But for…Read more…
  • The cryptocurrency lobby won some major concessions in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill just approved on a bipartisan basis in the Senate, the New York Times reported on Monday, but are still pressing for more.Read more…

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