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The Ember Travel Mug keeps your drink at the ideal temperature on the go (742 days old [20/11/18])

A travel mug that's quite the hot-tea

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 185 amazing Christmas gadget gift ideas (743 days old [20/11/18])

Stuck for what to buy that special someone? We've done the hard work for you

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 15 gift ideas for drinkers and alcohol lovers (743 days old [20/11/18])

Thirst-quenching presents for fans of every tipple

The 40 best iPhone and iPad games right now (743 days old [20/11/18])

UPDATED: If you’re not using your iOS devices for playing games, you’re missing out on some of the best titles mobile has to offer

Nokia 9 preview: Everything we know so far (743 days old [19/11/18])

UPDATED: A leaked case showcases the five-camera design

11 things Apple will definitely* be making soon** (743 days old [19/11/18])

*Maybe **At some point

Astro's C40 TR is a wallet-busting PS4 gamepad built for pros (743 days old [19/11/18])

Bonus buttons, mix-and-match components, and Astro's trademark polish

First 10 things you should do with your Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL (743 days old [19/11/18])

Got yourself Google's latest Pixel phone? Here's how to get the best out of it...

Tiny L’Oreal wearable keeps you safe in the sun (744 days old [19/11/18])

My Skin Track/UV does what it says on the tin

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Australian Telescope Maps New Atlas of the Universe In Record Speed (5 hours old)

A powerful new telescope developed by Australian scientists has mapped three million galaxies in record speed, unlocking the universe's deepest secrets. The Guardian reports: The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (Askap) broke records as it conducted its first survey of the entire southern sky, mapping approximately three million galaxies in 300 hours. Scientists used the telescope at an observatory in outback Western Australia to observe 83% of the sky. The result is a new atlas of the universe, according to the telescope's developer and operator, Australian science agency the CSIR[...]

Ford Calls On Automakers To Support California Fuel Economy Deal (8 hours old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Ford is urging major automakers to consider backing a framework deal with California on vehicle emissions in a bid to reach industry consensus before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Major automakers are set to discuss next steps at a virtual meeting of their auto trade association Tuesday, which comes a week after General Motors abruptly announced it would no longer back the Trump administration's ongoing effort to bar California from setting its own vehicle emissions rules. In a prev[...]

Reddit Reveals Daily Active User Count For the First Time: 52 Million (9 hours old)

According to The Wall Street Journal, Reddit says it now has 52 million daily users, with daily usage growing 44 percent year over year for October. The Verge reports: The number is small compared to other social media rivals, though. Twitter has 187 million daily users, Snap has 249 million, and Facebook has 1.82 billion. But at their larger sizes, none of those services are seeing daily usage grow as rapidly as Reddit. In their most recent quarters, Twitter reported 29 percent year-over-year growth, Snap reported 18 percent, and Facebook reported 12 percent. Daily usage of Reddit is bein[...]

'Code Switch' From NPR Is Apple's Podcast of the Year (10 hours old)

Apple has picked "Code Switch" as the best audio show of the year, marking the first time the company has recognized a single podcast in this way. Engadget reports: Code Switch is NPR's weekly discussion on race. While the series has been on the air for the better part of seven years, it became significantly more popular over the summer as people across the US took to protest the death of George Floyd and other instances of racial injustice. As in past years, the company also shared a selection of the most popular audio shows people listened to through Apple Podcasts. Few surprises here as[...]

Hector Martin Promises To Bring Linux To the M1 Chip (11 hours old)

Joe2020 writes: Famous developer Hector Martin who put Linux on the PS4 now wants to port Linux to the new Apple M1, and he wants to do it with the help of crowdfunding by making it his full-time job. One can find his official pledge for support here. "Since these devices are brand new and bespoke silicon, porting Linux to run on them is a huge undertaking. Well beyond a hobby project, it is a full-time job," the developer explains. "The goal is to bring Linux support on Apple Silicon macs to the point where it is not merely a tech demo, but is actually an OS you would want to use on a dai[...]

Tesla Whistleblower Martin Tripp Ordered To Pay $400,000 To Settle Hacking Case (11 hours old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Martin Tripp, the former Tesla worker who has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with CEO Elon Musk for over two years, was ordered to pay his former employer $400,000 after admitting to leaking confidential information to a reporter. The settlement is intended to bring an end to one of the more sordid stories at Tesla, in which Tripp, a former process technician, locked horns with the billionaire CEO over allegations that Tesla was wasting a "jaw-dropping" amount of raw material as it ramped up production of the Model 3 sedan. Musk [...]

A Second, Mysterious Monolith Appears In Romania (12 hours old)

Joe2020 shares a report with the caption, "Yeah, this happened." NPR reports: Less than two weeks after authorities stumbled across a mysterious metal object standing freely in the Utah desert -- and just days after it disappeared -- a similar monolith has been reported nearly halfway around the world. Residents in the Romanian city of Piatra Neamt say they have found another odd item that could have been ripped from the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The local newspaper reports that the monolith, like the one discovered in Utah, is about 10 to 12 feet tall and apparently composed entirely [...]

HPE Says It's Relocating HQ To Houston From San Jose (13 hours old)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest tech company to shift its focus away from Silicon Valley, announcing Tuesday that it will relocate its headquarters from San Jose, California, to Houston, Texas. CNBC reports: "HPE's largest U.S. employment hub, Houston is an attractive market to recruit and retain future diverse talent, and is where the company is currently constructing a state-of-the-art new campus," the company said in its fourth quarter earnings release. It's unclear how many employees the move will affect, though the company said no layoffs will be with the move. HPE will keep the [...]

Amazon To Roll Out Tools To Monitor Factory Workers and Machines (13 hours old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Amazon is rolling out cheap new tools that will allow factories everywhere to monitor their workers and machines, as the tech giant looks to boost its presence in the industrial sector. Launched by Amazon's cloud arm AWS, the new machine-learning-based services include hardware to monitor the health of heavy machinery and computer vision capable of detecting whether workers are complying with social distancing. Amazon said it had created a two-inch, low-cost sensor -- Monitron -- that can be attached to equipment to monitor abnormal vibrat[...]

Google Maps Takes on Facebook With Launch of Its Own News Feed (14 hours old)

People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. From a report: Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app's screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls its new feature the "Community Feed," as it includes posts from a local area. However, it's organized as any other news feed would be -- a vertically scrollable feed with posts you can "Like" by tapping on a little thumbs up icon. The feed, which is found with the Explore tab of the Google Maps app, is designed to make it easier to find the mo[...]

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Slack sold to business software giant for $27.7bn (9 hours old)

The workplace messaging app's sale comes as the pandemic has increased the focus on remote work.

Qualcomm: Android phones to get 'lucky number' Snapdragon 888 chip (17 hours old)

The Californian firm is launching its chip at a time of trade tensions between the US and China.

The new ‘Nigerian princes’ of hacking? (12 hours old)

BEC hacking is one of the most common types of cyber-attack and experts say Nigeria is its epicentre.

Facebook Oversight Board reveals its first cases (23 hours old)

They include the removal of images of female breasts in a post about breast cancer.

Bitcoin peaks at record high close to $20,000 (23 hours old)

The digital currency has traded as high as $19,920.53, beating a record set in December 2017.

Brushing: When Amazon packages arrive that you didn't order (1 day old)

Zoe Kleinman looks at the sneaky way some sellers are trying to boost their products on Amazon.

Netflix content given age rating by algorithm (23 hours old)

Staff watched and labelled films and series, then fed the data to an algorithm to generate an age rating.

Singapore approves lab-grown 'chicken' meat (5 hours old)

The city state is the world's first country to approve Eat Just's "breakthrough" chicken nuggets.

Spotify reveals 2020's most-streamed songs (1 day old)

The streaming giant reveals what its 320 million global listeners have been playing this year.

Facebook News will pay UK outlets for content in 2021 (1 day old)

Starting in January, Facebook will pay UK publishers for some - but not all - of their content.

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