Best cheap laptop deals for July 2021

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work, we put together a list of the best laptop deals right now.
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Physicists Observationally Confirm Hawking's Black Hole Theorem For the First Time

Fifty years later, physicists at MIT and elsewhere have now confirmed Hawking's area theorem for the first time, using observations of gravitational waves. Their results appear today in Physical Review Letters. MIT reports: A central law for black holes predicts that the area of their event horizons -- the boundary beyond which nothing can ever escape -- should never shrink. This law is Hawking's area theorem, named after physicist Stephen Hawking, who derived the theorem in 1971. In the study, ...
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Digital Vaccination Cards Go Into Effect in Europe, With Some Turbulence.

Digital Covid-19 certificates aimed at facilitating free movement in the European Union came into force across the bloc on Thursday, a long-awaited milestone for countries hoping to boost their ailing tourism industries. From a report: Free movement is a key pillar of European integration, and E.U. officials said last month that the certificates would "again enable citizens to enjoy this most tangible and cherished of E.U. rights." Through a Q.R. code issued by their country of residence, certif...
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Russian Hackers Are Abusing VPNs To Hijack Accounts, US and UK Officials Say

Russian spies accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have spent much of the past two years abusing virtual private networks (VPNs) to target hundreds of organizations worldwide, U.S. and British authorities said on Thursday. Reuters reports: The governments said in a joint advisory that Unit 26165, the arm of Russia's military spy agency whose officers were indicted for allegedly breaking into Democratic Party emails, had been using VPNs and Tor - a privacy-focused network...
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2022 Buick Lineup Overview: Refreshed Styling & New Features for Enclave, Envision & Encore

Buick is among the first American automobile brands and is the company that started General Motors in 1908. After giving us the ultimate sleeper car (the iconic Grand National from 1987) and the best-selling LeSabre in the early 2000s, Buick’s lineup for 2022 consists of four crossovers. All 2022 models of the Buick Enclave, Envision, Encore GX, and Encore will feature refreshed styling cues and an innovative slew of tech features. Here’s what’s new. 2022 Buick Enclave ...
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Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks

Advertisements promoting diets or slimming products and that idealise certain body types will be removed from the platformPinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types, the social media company says.The popular, picture-led social network, which allows users to create and share mood boards, said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight loss or weight loss products, or ads referencing bo...
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Google to bake COVID-19 vaccine passport support into Android with Passes API update

Digital vax record stored on user's smartphone Android will soon have the ability to store and display proof of Covid-19 vaccination, Google has said.…
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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 127 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 127 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for CSS, Scrolling, JavaScript, Media, WebRTC, WebAPI, Accessibility, and Rendering. The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is built on the new ...
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Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death Is Changing To Black In Windows 11

Microsoft is changing its famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) to black in Windows 11. The Verge reports: The software giant started testing its new design changes in a Windows 11 preview earlier this week, but the Black Screen of Death isn't fully enabled yet. The Verge understands Microsoft will be switching to a Black Screen of Death for Windows 11, matching the new black logon and shutdown screens. It's the first major change to the BSOD since Microsoft added a sad face to the screen in Window...
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Twitter tests more attention-grabbing misinformation labels

Twitter is considering changes to the way it contextualizes misleading tweets that the company doesn’t believe are dangerous enough to be removed from the platform outright. The company announced the test in a tweet Thursday with an image of the new misinformation labels. Within the limited test, those labels will appear with color-coded backgrounds now, making them much more visible in the feed while also giving users a way to quickly parse the information from visual cues. Some users will begi...
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Daily Crunch: After quarters of explosive growth, a profitable Robinhood files to go public

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 1, 2021. It’s Robinood IPO day! That’s the headline, really. This afternoon the American consumer fintech company filed to go public in what will prove to be an early contender for the third-quarter’s most important IPO. We also have a metric ton of other startup news for you. And don’t forget that the next TechCrunch even...
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PlayStation Is Hard To Work With, Devs Say

After yesterday's industry-wide discussion of the cost of being visible on Sony's PlayStation Store, Kotaku has heard from multiple independent developers and publishers expressing similar frustrations and fury. From a report: There were two main responses to our article yesterday highlighting one independent developer's frustrations with working with Sony to sell games on the PlayStation store. The first was a confusing number of people convinced that this was somehow part of an underground con...
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British Right To Repair Law Comes Into Force Today, But Excludes Smartphones and Computers

A British right to repair law comes into force today, requiring manufacturers to make spares available to both consumers and third-party repair companies. However, despite claiming to cover "televisions and other electronic displays," the law somehow excludes smartphones and laptops. 9to5Mac reports: The European Union introduced a right to repair law back in March, and the UK agreed prior to Brexit that it would introduce its own version. BBC News reports: "From Thursday, manufacturers will hav...
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Branson aims to beat Bezos to orbit in final stretch of billionaire space race

Two billionaires are neck and neck in the final sprint to the Kármán line, but Richard Branson may clinch it with a July 11 flight on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, narrowly beating out Jeff Bezos’s planned July 20 trip aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard capsule. Whoever wins, the real lesson here is that with enough money, you truly can do anything. The news came today in the form of an announcement from Virgin Galactic stating that the launch window for its next test flight opens at 6 AM Pacific ...
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Apple's Spending on Google Cloud Storage On Track to Soar 50% This Year (slashdot)

Apple executives have taken swipes at Google in the past over its privacy practices. But the iPhone maker trusts Google enough so that over the past year it has dramatically increased the amount of Apple user data it stores in Google's cloud, The Information reported, citing a person with direct knowledge of the matter. From the report: The increase cements Apple's status as the largest corporate client for Google's storage service, dwarfing other high-profile Google customers such as ByteDance ...
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Edtech startup Microverse raises $12.5M to bring income share agreements to the developing world

Edtech startup Microverse has tapped new venture funding in its quest to help train students across the globe to code through its online school which requires zero upfront cost, instead relying on an income-share agreement which kicks in when students find a job. The startup tells TechCrunch it has closed a $12.5 million Series A led by Northzone with additional participation from General Catalyst, All Iron Ventures and a host of angel investors. We last covered the company after it had closed a...
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Virgin Galactic To Launch Richard Branson Into Space On July 11

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: Virgin Galactic announced Thursday plans to launch its billionaire founder Richard Branson into space on July 11. The date is nine days before Jeff Bezos, founder of Virgin Galactic competitor Blue Origin, is set to take off for space. Branson will journey to space in Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spacecraft along with two pilots and three other mission specialists as part of the company's fourth crewed mission. "After more than 16 years of research,...
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Compass fortifies marketing suite with Video Studio

Compass Video Studio is the latest marketing tool for agents of the tech-forward brokerage to leverage for new business and branding.
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How to watch FuboTV and get extra channels - we break down pricing and a la carte packages

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. FuboTV offers live TV streaming options starting at $65 a month. FuboTV FuboTV is a live TV streaming service with several pricing plans and add-on options. The Starter Plan has over 100 channels and simultaneous streaming on three devices for $65 a month. For $80 a month, the Elite Plan includes more channels and simultaneous streaming on five devices. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky TV (small) Co...
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This Is Not the Samsung Wear OS Watch I Was Expecting

Last week, we got a glimpse at what the rumored Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 might look like. This week, Android Headlines leaked what it claims are renders for the flagship Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. But, looking at the design itself, perhaps Samsung is going a little too classic.Read more...
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Microsoft Engineer Stole $10 Million By Selling Xbox Gift Cards For Bitcoin

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PC Gamer: An oversight in accounts used to test Microsoft's payment systems let one engineer swindle his way into over $10 million after selling Xbox Gift Cards for Bitcoin over two years, a new report from Bloomberg revealed this week. In order to make sure its payment systems work, Microsoft employs engineers to "simulate" purchases on its stores. But soon after joining the company in 2017, Volodymyr Kvashuk discovered that there was a flaw in the accou...
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41 thoughtful, work-appropriate gifts for your boss or coworker that are all under $50

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Show a great boss your appreciation with a thoughtful (but office-friendly) gift. Below, we rounded up some of our favorite work-appropriate gifts, from tech to coloring books. Looking for more gifts from Insider Reviews? Shop gift ideas for everyone in your life here. Whether virtually or in person, you spend the majority of your day with your coworkers. If you like them enough, you might even plan on gettin...
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The top 9 streaming shows of the week, from 'Loki' to 'Ted Lasso'

"Ted Lasso." Apple TV Plus Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Parrot's list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series. Disney+'s "Loki" dropped in demand this week and wasn't able to top other shows like Netflix's "Stranger Things." "The Fa...
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How to allow cookies on your Mac to save passwords and other important information

It's easy to manage the cookies that are stored on your Mac's Safari web browser. Pheelings Media/Getty Images You can allow cookies on your Mac from Safari's Preferences page. Allowing cookies lets your browser save important information like passwords and search history. If you want to keep cookies from some sites only, you can selectively remove stored cookies by site. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Cookies are the little snippets of data used...
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The 2021 edtech avalanche has just begun

Rhys Spence Contributor Share on Twitter Rhys Spence is head of research at Brighteye Ventures, a European edtech-focused fund, where he works with portfolio companies to help address priorities, with a focus on internationalization. Last week was a good one for edtech in Europe. GoStudent became Europe’s first edtech unicorn (IPO’d companies aside), raising its third round in 12 months and the biggest ever in the sector in Eu...
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Intuit to Share Payroll Data from 1.4M Small Businesses With Equifax

Financial services giant Intuit this week informed 1.4 million small businesses using its QuickBooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll products that their payroll information will be shared with big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax starting later this year unless customers opt out by the end of this month. Krebs On Security reports: Intuit says the change is tied to an "exciting" and "free" new service that will let millions of small business employees get easy access to employment an...
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Google Reports Soaring Attrition Among Black Women

By Paresh Dave(Reuters) - Workers identifying as "Black+" or "Latinx+" left Alphabet Inc's Google at higher rates last year than in 2019, the...
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MacOS Monterey public beta hands-on: The Apple ecosystem expands

With small but interesting features, MacOS Monterey is a steady hand at the wheel.
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Canadian Hate Speech Proposal Evokes Past and Proposed U.S. Gun Bans

In other words, disarm everyone the violence monopolists hate… (Everytown for Gun Safety/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “Canada Moves to Ban ‘Hate Speech’ Online, Punishable by a $40,000 Fine,” PJ Media reports. “The law, Bill C-36, would enable citizens to bring legal claims against people who engage in ‘hate speech’ online, and if a member or panel of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal finds the accused guilty, the tribunal can  … order the accused to pay compensation of up to $20,000...
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New Philips Hue Smart Bulbs Are Incoming, and They're Gonna Be A Lot Brighter

Do you think your Philips Hue bulbs could be a little brighter? Well, you’re in for some good news. A leak from HueBlog points to improvements on the horizon for the Hue lineup of smart bulbs. If it’s true, the new bulbs will be brighter by up to several hundred lumens.Read more...
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