South Africa Raises Alarm Over New Coronavirus Variant

South Africa's government is considering new public-health restrictions to contain a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus that scientists say has a high number of mutations that may make it more transmissible and allow it to evade some of the immune responses triggered by previous infection or vaccination. From a report: The warning from the South African scientists and the Health Ministry, issued in a hastily called news briefing Thursday, prompted the World Health Organization to call...
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Kuo: Apple AR Headset Coming in Late 2022 With Mac-Level Computing Power

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality (AR) headset project is set to bear its first fruit late next year with the launch of the first device carrying a pair of processors to support its high-end capabilities, according to a new research report from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. According to Kuo, the higher-end main processor is said to be similar to the M1 chip Apple introduced for its first set of Apple silicon Macs last year, while a lower-end processor will manage the sens...
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Cool Couple of Days here at Dragoon Mountains

  Wednesday, November 23 Didn't accomplish much in terms of scenery. A drive up Road 687 that Google Maps said was a back way to Texas Canyon proved a blocked route. The Dragoon Mountain Community had barred public access, something not taken into account by Google. Back at the campsite I noted that the recent resumption of coolant fluid by the Sammy was worsening. Decided to take the Sammy to Benson, AZ on Interstate 10 and get more K-Seal cooling system sealant. Sealant procured and...
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Target's Black Friday sale started early with huge discounts on Samsung TVs, Apple AirPods Pro, and Vitamix blenders

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Target; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Target's Black Friday sale is officially underway as the retailer has begun slashing the prices on everything from 4K TVs and headphones to video games and kitchen appliances. Though Black Friday is technically on November 26 this year, Target's sale is live now and runs through November 28, with a Cyber Monday sale expect...
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Kohl's early Black Friday deals are underway — you can save on Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google Nest Hubs, plus earn Kohl's Cash to spend later

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Rachel Mendelson/Insider Kohl's Black Friday 2021 deals are underway with big discounts and coupon codes for shopping home products, tech, clothing, and more. The main sale is running now through November 26, with the biggest deals dropping on November 25 and 26. If you frequently shop at Kohl's and are part of the rewards program, this store should be yo...
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Apple has stopped sales in Turkey after the lira crashed 15% in a day. The country's currency crisis is so dire that people are buying upmarket electronic imports as investments.

An Apple shop in Istanbul, Turkey.Dilara Senkaya/Reuters The Turkish lira has crashed to record lows after President Tayyip Erdogan defended recent sharp rate cuts. The lira has lost 43% of its value this year and more than 22% since the beginning of last week alone. Turks trying to buy iPhones received online error messages from Apple Inc's local website. Turks attempting to buy iPhones and other electronics received online error messages on Wednesday, including from Apple Inc's loca...
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Huge Fines and a Ban on Default Passwords in New UK Law

The government has introduced new legislation to protect smart devices in people's homes from being hacked. From a report: Recent research from consumer watchdog Which? suggested homes filled with smart devices could be exposed to more than 12,000 attacks in a single week. Default passwords for internet-connected devices will be banned, and firms which do not comply will face huge fines. One expert said that it was an important "first step". Cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting products fr...
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FIFA To Test Automatic Offside Technology Next Week in Preparation for Qatar World Cup

FIFA will trial its new automatic offside technology next week at the Arab Cup as a test to potentially use it at the World Cup in Qatar next year. From a report: As per the Times, the technology relies on an artificial intelligence (AI) system sending an instant message to VAR when a player is offside, with the official then left to determine if a player has interfered with the passage of play or not. The technology will be used at all six stadiums used in the Arab Cup -- which also takes place...
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Next Windows 11 Update Brings Back Clippy (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: We're nearly two months out from the public release of Windows 11, and Microsoft is still slowly updating bits and pieces of the operating system that weren't quite ready in early October. Microsoft announced redesigned emoji back in July, and the next Windows update (version 22000.348, if you're tracking this sort of thing) adds those emoji to Windows 11. The new emoji remove the bold, black outlines from the Windows 10-era designs and change the colors and ...
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Google’s Generic Kernel Image is the next step towards solving Android’s fragmentation problem

Google has been working on reducing fragmentation on Android for years, though part of the cause of that is the inherent nature of Android and the dual-edged sword of choice and freedom. There are countless OEMs active in the space, and all of them want to make their own modifications for their own devices.
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The best early Black Friday 2021 deals to shop now, from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Nordstrom, and more

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Kohl's; Sardel; Amazon; Apple; Nike; Alyssa Powell/Insider Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday starts tomorrow, but many retailers have been offering excellent deals for weeks ahead of the big event. The early discounts we're seeing now mark the best prices we've seen all year on a ton of products across all categories, including tech, home, beauty, kitc...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Best, Nintendo, MacBook Air, Lg

The Daily Stream: Disclosure Should Be Mandatory Film Education

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen"Where You Can See It: NetflixThe Pitch: Hollywood has a historically terrible relationship with the transgender community, and there is a direct correlation between the way the transgender community is depicted in entertainment and the general public's understanding of what it means to be...
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China's New Space Reactor 'Will Be 100 Times More Powerful Than a Similar Device NASA Plans To Put on the Surface of the Moon by 2030'

Hmmmmmm writes: China is developing a powerful nuclear reactor for its moon and Mars missions, according to researchers involved in the project. The reactor can generate one megawatt of electric power, 100 times more powerful than a similar device Nasa plans to put on the surface of the moon by 2030. The project was launched with funding from the central government in 2019. Although technical details and the launch date were not revealed, the engineering design of a prototype machine was complet...
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Australia Defamation Case Signals a Crackdown on Ordinary Citizens, Critics Say

Australia's defense minister on Wednesday won a defamation case over a six-word tweet that called him a "rape apologist." From a report: Critics and experts said the court case exemplified the conservative government's heavy-handed approach toward regulating damaging commentary on social media -- what Prime Minister Scott Morrison called "a coward's palace." The case also represented a troubling shift as politicians bring more lawsuits against ordinary citizens, they said. The dispute began when...
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Beats Studio 3 headphones are 51% OFF at Amazon for Black Friday

It's a great idea to invest in high-quality headphones, especially when you find an offer as jaw-dropping as this Beats Studio 3 Black Friday deal for 51% off.
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The best laptop brands for 2021

The best laptops offer high performance, great looks, and solid build quality. When searching, it's smart to start with top brands. These are the top options.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Laptops, Buying Guides, Laptop Buying, Laptop Brands, Tier 4

Hawkeye Showrunner Jonathan Igla Was Inspired By Mad Men And ... Hallmark Movies?

The first two episodes of "Hawkeye" are now streaming on Disney+, which means that we can probably expect no shortage of "Hawkeye"-related news in the coming weeks as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to dominate the movie and TV water cooler. MCU newcomer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), is front and center for the show's first episode, so much so that it almost plays like The Kate Bishop Show (not a bad thing, for fans of Steinfeld's Apple TV+ series, "Dickinson," which is also streaming ...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, Amc, Broadway, Manhattan, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jonathan, Matt, Matthew Weiner, Steve Rogers, MCU, Steinfeld

Which tablet should you buy on Black Friday? 2021

Which tablet should you buy on Black Friday? We compare Android and Apple tablet deals at major retailers to find the best deals available.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Computing, Black Friday 2021, BF-EO-21

UK Privacy Watchdog Warns Adtech the End of Tracking is Nigh

It's been well over two years since the UK's data protection watchdog warned the behavioural advertising industry it's wildly out of control. From a report: The ICO hasn't done anything to stop the systematic unlawfulness of the tracking and targeting industry abusing Internet users' personal data to try to manipulate their attention -- not in terms of actually enforcing the law against offenders and stopping what digital rights campaigners have described as the biggest data breach in history. I...
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The best budget laptops for 2021

Looking for a budget notebook for work or play? The best budget laptops will get the job done without gouging your wallet.
Tags: Trends, Computing, Dell, Amd, Lenovo, Buying Guides, Emerging Tech, Budget Laptops, Acer Swift 3, Laptop Buying, Microsoft Surface Laptop Go

The best small smartphones you can buy in 2021

In a world of phablets, some of the smallest smartphones can still pack a punch. We take a look at some of the best smaller smartphones you can buy right now.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Best Of, Buying Guides, Small Phones, Smallest Smartphones, Tier 4

The best gaming tablets for 2021

If you don't have a console or computer and your smartphone screen is too small, then a tablet can prove an ideal gaming companion. Here are the best ones.
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5 books you should read this holiday, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates releases book recommendations every summer and winter.Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates released his annual list of winter reading recommendations on Monday.  Gates said he's been drawn to the types of books he loved as a kid: science fiction novels.  Gates listed five books total, including two sci-fi books and two nonfiction reads about science.  Bill Gates has published his annual list of five book recommendations for winter.The Microsoft cofounder on Monday reve...
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5 tablet deals under $500 for Black Friday — From $35!

Save big on these fantastic tablet deals that demonstrate you can buy a great tablet for under $500.
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AMD To Increase RX 6000 Series Board Partner Pricing By 10%

It appears that AMD will be increasing board partner pricing of RX 6000 series products by 10% according to posts on Board Channels forums. This 10% change will translate to around a $20 to $40 effective price increase. The post AMD To Increase RX 6000 Series Board Partner Pricing By 10% appeared first on
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125+ best Amazon Black Friday deals you can shop now on Apple, iRobot, Keurig and more

The Amazon Black Friday 2021 sale officially starts tomorrow, but many early deals are now available. Here's what to shop from Apple, Bose and more       [Author: Reviewed]
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The best Black Friday Best Buy deals available now includes savings on the MacBook Air, Dyson vacuums, and Kitchenaid mixers

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Best Buy; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Black Friday 2021 has nearly arrived and plenty of retailers have their deals available online for Thanksgiving Day. Best Buy has historically been one of the top retailers to follow for tech and home appliance deals during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping weekend.The store has been offering excellent deals in the week...
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You’ll want to shop these Lenovo laptop Black Friday deals right now

Lenovo laptop Black Friday deals are here, with some great offers on everything from 2-in-1s to a gaming PC.
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Israel Restricts Cyberweapons Export List By Two-thirds, From 102 To 37 Countries

The Israeli government has restricted the list of countries to which local security firms are allowed to sell surveillance and offensive hacking tools by almost two-thirds, cutting the official cyber export list from 102 to 37 entries. From a report: The new list, obtained by Israeli business newspaper Calcalist earlier today, only includes countries with proven democracies, such as those from Europe and the Five Eyes coalition: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Cze...
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Apple Black Friday deals 2021: $159 AirPods Pro, $729 MacBook Air and more

Apple Black Friday deals are here and as ever they are pretty strong. Apple products don't get discounts very often, but there are plenty of Apple-centric Black Friday deals for you to enjoy. it... #blackfriday #airpods #macbookair #macbooks #airpodspro
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